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21st Annual Observance 

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

3:00 p. m.— Cross Country Meet with William Jennings Bryan University 

5:45 p. m.— Homecoming Barbecue on the Baseball Field (in case of rain, in the 
Alumni Gymnasium). Price 50 cents per "plate." 

8:00 p. m.— Homecoming Football Game with Newberry College, on Honaker 
Field. (Get your special alumni ticket at the Alumni Office or at 
the Barbecue; special reduced price, 75 cents) 


May 15, Saturday— Alumni Day 

May 16, Sunday— Baccalaureate Day 

May 19, Wednesday— Commencement Day 



President Dr. James N. Proffitt, '38 

Vice-President Mr. Charles C. Parvin, '52 

Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, '15 

Executive Committee 

Class of 1954: Mr. Stuart P. McNiell, Jr., '50; Mrs. Ernest C. Taylor, '14; Miss Mary Sloane 
Welsh, '34. 

Class of 1955: Mrs. Joe D. Beals, Jr., '47; Mrs. Maynard L. Dunn, '27; Mr. James W. King, '25. 

Class of 1956: Mrs. James B. Cornett, '50; Mr. Linton Loy Lane, '32; Mr. Tom J. West, ex '33. 


Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President 

VOL. LII October, 1953 No. 4 

Published quarterly by Maryville College. 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, 1947, authorized February 10, 1919. 

COVER PICTURE: Sue Binnion, senior from Wichita Fall, Texas, is the band 
sponsor this year. She is wearing the Scotch kilt costume which for several years 
the band sponsor has worn — a forerunner of the new band uniforms. 


Dr. Proffitt was graduated from Maryvillc in 1938 
and from Vanderbilt University Medical School in 
1942. He served his internship, assistant residency, 
and residency at the Vanderbilt University Hospital. 
From 1943 to 1946 he was in the Army Medical 
Corps, serving in the European Theater. In the fall 
of 1949 he began practice in Maryville. 

He is the son of H. H. Proffitt, Prep. '05, and 
Leila Graham Proffitt, '12. His wife is the former 
Ruth Goddard, daughter of Volta F. Goddard, '13. 
They have three children, Jimmy, eight, Beth, four, 
and Ann, three. 

Dear Maryville College Alumni: 

The more than four thousand Maryville College alumni scattered over the world are the chief 
stockholders of this institution. Therefore, this letter is directed to you, the alumni. 

Building on the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel is progressing rapidly. By Homecoming Day, 
October 24, you will be able to make out the arrangement. This building will still require financial 
aid from the alumni to complete the amount to be spent in its erection. 

Even Coach Honaker admits football prospects for this fall are "pretty good." The Highlanders 
certainly looked big and aggressive in their opening workouts. But win or lose they will exhibit a 
wholesome attitude and a competitive spirit that has typified Maryville teams. 

The privately endowed college needs some system of alumni help if it is to survive. The high 
cost of living, and low interest rates, have worked together to squeeze the privately endowed school. 
State financed schools have flourished because higher incomes have made greater sums available for 
education. In particular, the salaries of teachers in the private schools have not risen. Many are 
working for less than they could get elsewhere. We appreciate their sacrifice, but that doesn't clothe 
them, feed them, nor will it replace them when they are gone. This writer feels that the greatest 
source of future financial help will have to be the alumni. Your suggestions and reactions will be 

Please send any news items to the alumni office. 

The Alumni Executive Committee is planning to see you on Homecoming, October 24. A previ- 
ous letter indicated that the Barbecue will be at 5:45 p.m. and the football game with Newberry will 
follow at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for both will be available at the Barbecue. 

With best regards, 

President of Alumni Association 


President Lloyd's Page 


The College's 135th year is now well under way. The 
days are filled with classes and activities in the way which 
you remember. Each morning we gather for chapel and hear 
announcements of special events ahead, unite in hymns, 
scripture reading, and prayer, and then go our ways to the 
appointments of the "A period." Campus life is one of the 
best combinations I know of the old and the new— in both 
program and people. It can be a rich experience for students, 
faculty, and staff, and we work and pray constantly that it 
may be so. 

Our total enrollment is still under the number for which 
we are organized, as it has been for the past two years. The 
graduation of the large "veterans" classes and a temporary 
decrease in the number of freshmen entering (due to smaller 
high school classes, uncertainties of military service, and 
abundance of jobs) have brought a smaller total for a few 
years. High school enrollments are now due to increase 
sharply, which will soon be reflected in the colleges. The 
number of our entering freshmen advanced seventeen per cent 
this fall, indicating a swing upward. The total number in our 
four classes is smaller than we need from a financial standpoint, 
but is excellent for effective college work. 

The Chapel construction is making steady progress, as 
pictures on another page show. By the time this is printed 
and read, the building will be advanced considerably beyond 
the point where it was when the pictures were taken. We 
expect to be holding chapel services there by the time of the 
February Meetings and to hold dedication exercises later in 
the year. 

The Chapel Fund. It is a very useful and permanent 
structure which we are building. It is planned for the long 
future and has grown far beyond a chapel auditorium. The 
theater, the Little Chapel, the extensive facilities for choir, 
for instruction and practical work in the fields of speech and 
drama; the center court, the spacious lobbies, and the colon- 
nade, all will combine to supply long-time needs of the College. 
It is clear that, measured by present day costs, we are getting 

a great deal for our money. But while the $400,000 thus far 
raised would have paid for the single large auditorium origi- 
nally planned, it is not sufficient for the project as it has been 
expanded. To complete the whole building and equip it, we 
must raise another $200,000. We shall, therefore, be sending 
out new appeals soon. I hope that all alumni who have not 
thus far contributed to the Chapel will do so, and that many 
who have given will be able to add to their gifts. 

Opportunity Giving. It is with sincere gratitude that I 
can announce to our alumni another generous benefaction to 
Maryville College. Upon recommendation of its Women's 
Committee, and with the approval of the Executive Committee 
of the National Council of Women's Organizations, the Board 
of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church in the USA 
has made a new dormitory for women at Maryville College the 
Christian Education object of women's "Opportunity Giving" 
in 1954. Opportunity Giving to National and Foreign Missions 
and Christian Education is a special enterprise of Presbyterian 
women above their regular budgeted benevolences. Literature 
on the Maryville dormitory will soon be ready for the use of 
women's organizations throughout the Presbyterian Church. 
The College will be giving its full cooperation. The Synod 
and Synodical Society of Mid-South have voted to promote 
our dormitory fund. In the winter you will be receiving in- 
formation on how to help, if you are a Presbyterian. Estimates 
of the Opportunity Gift which may be reasonably expected by 
Maryville College in 1954 are from $50,000 to $65,000. We 
now have in hand $82,000, and campaigns are being organized 
among women and churches to secure the additional funds 
needed to construct a modern dormitory. We are deeply grate- 
ful to the Presbyterian women who have chosen Maryville Col- 
lege as a special cause next year. 

Cordially yours, 



Alumni in the United Sl.tlrs will have received a letter 
from President Jim l'roffitt concerning Homecoming on October 
2-1, and it is hoped that main will have made plans to attend. 

The day's program will start with the Founders Day Serv- 
iee in the Ahmmi Gymnasium at 9:45 A.M. In the afternoon 
there will be a parade downtown and a cross country meet 
with William Jennings Bryan University. 

The barbecue will be held on the baseball field at 5:45 
P.M. ( 50c per person). All alumni and their families and 
friends are welcome. Last year approximately 450 attended. 

The Homecoming Queen, elected by the students, will be 
introduced at the barbecue, although the crowning ceremony 
will take place on the football field just before the game. 

A registration and information table for alumni will be 
near the Gymnasium after the Founders Day Service and from 
two to five o'clock in the Student Center. It will be moved 
to the barbecue field about five o'clock. The special 75c 
general admission tickets to the game with Newberry College 
will be on sale at the registration table. They will not be on 
sale at the gate. 

October in the Smokies, a football game, and meeting 
with old friends is a combination which each year brings many 
alumni to the campus. Your Alumni Association hopes that 
more and more of you will make Homecoming an annual event 
in your own calendar. 


The Maryville College baud has appeared in white pants 
and sweaters or shirts for all the six years since the Chapel 
fire destroyed its uniforms. Last year a movement was initi- 
ated to Finance new uniforms. The net receipts of something 
over $1,000 from the post-season football game promoted by 
community boosters were for that purpose. The College ap- 
propriated another $1,000. The total cost will be about $4,000. 
An effort is being made to schedule a benefit game this fall. 

It has been decided to go ahead in faith that the money 
will be found. The uniforms will be Scotch Highlander kilts. 
The plans call for bagpipes also. If the manufacturer can 
deliver them by the Homecoming football game on October 
24, the band will be in uniform at that time. 


September 30 University of Tennessee Away 

October 9 Davidson College Away 

October 17 Georgia Institute of Technology Away 

October 24 W. J. Bryan University Home (Homecoming) 

October 30 University of the South Away 

November 4 University of Tennessee Home 

November 14 W. J. Bryan University Away 

November 20 University of the South Home 

November 21 Invitational meet at W. J. Bryan University 

The Moderator of the Presbyterian, USA, Genera) Assembly, Presi- 
dent John A. Mackay of Princeton Theological Seminary, is shown 
the new chapel by President Lloyd. Dr. Mackay was on the campus 
in June for the meetings of the Synods of Mid-South and Tennessee. 




The annual Commencement, May 15-20, provided the 
traditional climax to the College's 134th year. One hundred 
and twenty-one seniors were graduated on Commencement 
Day, ten finished at the end of the first semester, and six 
completed their work during the summer, making the Class of 
1953 number 137. This is the last of the large classes which 
followed the war, and it is only slightly larger than the pre- 
war average. The Class of 1952 totaled 157; the Class of 
1951, 168; and the Class of 1950, 177, the largest class ever 
graduated. The senior class this year and for the next two 
or three years will be small, reflecting the nation-wide smaller 
freshman classes of the last few years. 

Three honorary degrees were conferred. The Doctor of 
Divinity degree was conferred upon the Rev. Dr. Frank H. 
Caldwell, President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Semi- 
nary, who gave the Commencement address on "The Art of 
Imagineering." Dr. Caldwell is one of the most prominent 
leaders in the Presbyterian Church U. S. and in the movement 
for church union, and is an outstanding preacher as well. He 
led the February Meetings in 1945. 

The Doctor of Divinity degree was conferred also upon 
the Rev. Robert O. Franklin, '03, now living in St. Augustine, 
Florida. Dr. Franklin served for many years in Thailand, first 
as President of Bangkok Christian College and later as Sec- 
retary of the American Bible Society of Southeast Asia. 

The Doctor of Pedagogy degree was conferred upon Volta 
F. Goddard, '13, Superintendent of Schools of Alcoa since 
1924, and an influential leader among the public school officials 
of Tennessee. 

The Commencement Play, "Antigone" by Sophocles, was 
to be staged on the steps of Thaw Hall, but the weather re- 
fused to cooperate and on both Friday and Tuesday evenings 
it was necessary to give it in the Alumni Gymnasium. While 
perhaps not quite as effective as the outdoor setting of steps 
and white pillars would have made it, it was nevertheless a 
very successful presentation. 

Ten persons graduated fifty years ago in the spring of 
1903. Of these ten, four have died. Five of the six living 
members were at the Alumni Dinner and four of the six at- 
tended the Graduation Exercises on May 20. 

Mr. Thomas Guthrie Brown and Mrs. Brown came from 
Orlando, Florida, where they have been living since Mr. 
Brown's retirement a few years ago. He was Principal of 
the Boys' Technical High School of Milwaukee for many years 
before his retirement. 

Rev. Dennis White Crawford and Mrs. Crawford came 
from Knoxville, where Mr. Crawford teaches in the public 
schools. He was graduated from McCormick Theological Semi- 
nary and was pastor of several churches before entering the 
field of teaching. 

Mr. Hugh Rankin Crawford, who lives in Maryville and 
is a brother to Dennis Crawford, attended all the Commence- 
ment events. He has been a hardware merchant in Maryville 
for the past forty-three years, and is a Director of the College. 

Rev. Robert Otterbein Franklin and Mrs. Franklin came 
from St. Augustine, Florida, where they have been living since 
they retired from missionary service in Thailand. On Com- 
mencement Day, the College conferred upon Mr. Franklin the 
Doctor of Divinity degree. Dr. Franklin continues to serve 
part time as a pastoral visitor and precentor at Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine. The Franklins had not 
only a college reunion but a family reunion as well as their 
son Wilbur, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Newburgh, 
New York, was here for his twenty-fifth reunion. 

Rev. Dr. Robert Horace McCaslin came from Orlando, 
Florida, for Alumni Day but had to return before the Gradu- 
ation Exercises on Wednesday. Mrs. McCaslin was not able 
to come with him. This summer he retired from the pastorate 
of the Park Lake Presbyterian Church in Orlando, to which 
he went twelve years ago from a pastorate in Memphis. He 
and Mrs. McCaslin will continue to live in Orlando. 

Mabel Franklin (Mrs. J. M.) Dorton, who lives in Hills- 
boro, Tennessee, was not able to come to the reunion, and her 
Fifty-Year Certificate was mailed to her with the greetings of 
her classmates. 

President Lloyd preached the Baccalaureate sermon on 
"Have You Been Made Free?" Rev. Dr. Donald A. Spencer, 
Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, who 
is a Director of the College and who had a daughter in the 
graduating class, preached the Commencement Vespers sermon 
on "Christ, Our Friend." 

More than 350 people attended the Alumni Dinner on 
Saturday evening. Five of the six living members of the Fifty 
Year Class were present, and a large number of the Twenty- 
Five Year Class. Reports of these classes and of the business 
meeting of the Alumni Association are given elsewhere in this 


Charles Laughton will give "An Evening with Charles 
Laughton" at the College on November 30. Tickets ($2.00) 
may be ordered from Mr. Harry H. Harter, chairman of the 
Artists Series Committee. 

This will be the only attraction of the Series this year. 
The Committee decided to have one program by a distin- 
guished and popular artist; and since for a number of years 
all the artists have been musicians, it was decided to have a 
dramatist. Mr. Laughton is considered one of the outstanding 
actors of the present day. The New York Times calls him 
"the greatest attraction traveling America today." 





We feel that our reunion this past spring was a success. 
Since so many were impressed with the way our class celc- 
brated, we would like to pass on our methods to any who may 
have the task, and, I would add. the pleasure, of making plans 
for a class reunion. 

"It is of utmost importance to have a local reunion commit- 
tee, the chairman of which should he appointed by the 
permanent class president. This committee then has the au- 
thority to call meetings of local members. This we did in the 
fall of last year, and we made plans for the reunion and for 
information letters to be sent to each member of the class. 

The first letter was mailed January first and had three 
purposes: to remind members of the approaching reunion; to 
gather personal information, for which a questionnaire was 
included; and to enclose a mailing list of all class members. 
The responses were enthusiastic and from them was compiled 
the second letter, chuck full of personal information. This 
letter also asked for suggestions for the reunion program— what 
did alumni want most to do when they returned to Maryville? 
From the results of that letter was composed the third letter. 
It contained the proposed reunion program and other informa- 

The most outstanding events of the reunion were: the first 
evening at Dunns ( Maynard, '28 and Kathleen Hunnicutt, '27 ) 
where we met to renew acquaintance and to discuss what we 
could do to help the College; the Class Luncheon Saturday 
noon, when Dr. Joseph J. Copeland of the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Knoxville, the junior member of the College's Board 
of Directors, addressed us most interestingly and purposefully; 
the gathering at the Crawfords (John, '27 and America Moore, 
'28) that afternoon, which included a beautiful memorial serv- 
ice for our five departed members, and a tea for members of 
the faculty-of-our-day; the Alumni Banquet, where we had the 
largest attendance of any group; the Sunday luncheon, which 
included the families of class members; the Sunday afternoon 
session at Crawfords, where Dr. Lloyd showed pictures which 
included some he made in India of our two missionary class- 
mates, Dorothy Ferris and Elsie Gleason. 

Every minute of time was filled, and all felt that it was 
a happy reunion. 

To those who were not able to be with us: We assure 
you that you were greatly missed and much talked about. Let 
us all remember that we decided to have another reunion, our 
thirtieth, in 1958! 

Alice Stinecipher Blackburn 
Reunion Chairman 


The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) was 
conferred upon President Lloyd by the University of Chatta- 
nooga on June 8. In the citation read, Dr. Lloyd was called 
"the dean of Tennessee college executives." No one else now 
serving as president of a Tennessee college or university was 
in office when Dr. Lloyd became president of Maryville Col- 
lege in 1930. President Lockmiller of the University, in his 
formal statement, referred to Dr. Lloyd as "son as well as 
leader of our fine sister institution, distinguished clergyman 
and scholar, and champion of Christian education at home and 

Dr. Lloyd received the Doctor of Laws degree- also from 
Centre College of Kentucky in 1941. Maryville College 
awarded him a Doctor of Divinit) degree in 1929, while he 
was still a pastor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 

Mr. Louis A. Black, Director of Maintenance at Maryville 
College since December 1931, retired from active service on 
October 1, 1953. lie pissed the College's official retirement 
age of seventy some years ago, but at the request of the Col- 
lege has remained in charge of the important maintenance 
program until this time. 

All Maryville people arc- 
glad that he plans to live at 
his present residence, 711 

Hillside Avenue, jusl oil the 
campus. His daughter 

Marion and her live-year-old 
son Buddy live there with 

Mrs. Black ( the former 
Susan Allen Green) retired 
as Professor of Biology in 
1950, after forty-four years 
of service. She is at present 
in a nursing home in Alcoa 
but is cheerful and friendly 
as always when friends call 
to see her. She and Mr. 
Black were married on De- 
cember 30, 1946. Mr. Black's 
period of sen-ice at the Col- 
lege is twenty-two years, just half that of Mrs. Black. Thus, 
the two of them have given a total of sixty-six years to the 

Before coming to Maryville College in 1931, Mr. Black 
had a long and successful experience as an administrator and 
a religious leader, chiefly as a general secretary in the YMCA. 
During the four years just preceding 1931 he was Executive 
Secretary of the Estes Park Conference in Colorado. 


Miss Gertrude Elizabeth Meiselwitz came to Maryville 
College in the fall of 1929 and therefore this fall becomes a 
member of the Twenty-Five Year Club. 

She is a native of Wis- 
consin and both her bache- 
lor's and master's degrees are 
from the University of Wis- 
consin. She came to Mary- 
ville through the recom- 
mendation of her sister, 
Elvera Meiselwitz, who 
taught Home Economics at 
Maryville College from 1925 
to 1930. ( Elvera is now Mrs. 
R. J. Mullen, of Webster 
Groves, Missouri. ) 

Miss Gertrude Meisel- 
witz became head of the 
work in Home Economics upon the resignation of Miss Clara 
Jane Brown in 1935 and still holds that position. Her teach- 
ing field is foods and nutrition. 

At the first meeting of the Faculty Club, on October 5, 
recognition was taken of Miss Meiselwitz' twenty-five years' 
service and she was presented with the traditional twenty-five 



Clara Robison, '27, to Harry Salis, August 11, 1953, in 
Juneau, Alaska. 

Hubert Dean Stone, ex '46, to Agnes Shirley, September 

12, 1953, in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Laura Jane Trotter, '46, to Louis S. Rullman, July 19, 
1953, in Maryville. 

John Craig, Jr., '47, to Betty Richards, August 2, 1952. 

Carleen Stephens, '47, to Rev. Clyde F. Whitehead, 
August 24, 1953, in Maryville. 

Rev. George William Vogel, Jr., '48, to Eugenia Jackson, 
'54, August 6, 1953, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Mary Jane Blizzard, ex '49, to George L. Thurston, July 

5, 1952. 

Grady Carroll, '50, to Betty Simmons Blackwelder, August 
9, 1953, in Polkton, North Carolina. 

Margaret A. Newland, '50, to Ensign William W. Nish, 
'50, June 7, 1953. 

Mary Matlock Watt, '50, to Theodore Flaherty, June 25, 
1953, at Greenback, Tennessee. 

George P. Barber, '51, to Gail Patricia Crislip, August 9, 
1953, in Rock Creek, Ohio. 

Leon Berrong, '51, to Mary Lynn Lambert, ex '53, Sep- 
tember 10, 1953, in Maryville. 

Dorothy Anne Higdon, '51 to John William Laney, '51, 
August 18, 1953, in Mayfield, Kentucky. 

James E. Ladiam, '51, to Rudi JoAnn Phillipps, August 24, 
1953, in Warrendale, Pennsylvania. 

Ruth Mason, '51, to Clarence Reaser, '52, June 6, 1953, in 
Riverton, New Jersey. 

Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, '51, to Pfc. Maynard A. 
Noble, ex '51, July 21, 1953, at La Rochelle, France. 

Lt. (j.g. ) James P. Thurston, '51, to Betty Hyman, ex '53, 
February, 1953, in Clearwater, Florida. 

William D. V'arker, '51, to Eugenia Harris, August 26, 
1953, in Macon, Georgia. 

Mary Virginia Wills, '51, to Robert A. Larson, '51, June 

6, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Rosa Lynn Law, ex '51 to S/Sgt. Richard Mather Bacon, 
August 8, 1953, in Maryville. 

George William Day, '52, to Helen Mary Crose, July 17, 
1953, in San Anselmo, California. 

Jessie Dye, '52, to Branin Boyd, '52, June 23, 1953, in 
Dover, New Jersey. 

Nina Ruth Gillette, '52, to David Lee Thomas, '54, June 

13, 1953, in Vineland, New Jersey. 

Joy Hickman, '52, to Kennedy Upham, '52, June 13, 1953, 
in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. 

June Hood, '52, to Charles Huffman, '49, June 11, 1953, 
in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Thomas L. Jones, '52, to Marilyn Ruth Mitchell, August 
29, 1953, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Margaret Ann Kettles, '52, to Miles Owen Weaver, July 
11, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Nancy Carolyn Marshall, '52, to Joseph Michael Bender, 
'53, September 5, 1953, in Lenoir City, Tennessee. 

Betsy Moore, '52, to J. A. Cameron, '51, September 17, 
1953, in Decatur, Georgia. 

Helen Joan Sims, '52, to Donald C. Stilwell, '52, in 
Evanston, Illinois. 

Beryl Stewart, '52, to Ensign Archie Swarztrauber, '51, 
June 27, 1953. 

Margaret Anne Warren, '52, to Harold L. Glad, '53, 
August 28, 1953, in Selma, Alabama. 

LaDonna Baylor, '53, to Harry G. (Hap) Brahams, '50, 
June 20, 1953, in Sturgis, Michigan. 

Vernon C. Bowman, '53, to Juanita Fugate, September 9, 

Mildred Cooper, '53, to William N. Robinson, '52, August 
2, 1953, in Hyde Park, New York. 

Ruth Carroll Cross, '53, to Charles Edward Reid, '53, May 
27, 1953, in Munford, Tennessee. 

Beverly Ruth Edwards, '53, to John Willis Bright, III, ex 
'53, September 12, 1953, in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

William Homer Garren, Jr., '53, to Beverly Ann Brooks, 
ex '56, August 29, 1953, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Patricia Lewis, '53, to Paul S. Kidder, '51, August 26, 
1953, in Union, Mississippi. 

Dorothy Lee Miller, '53, to Bill A. Trentham, April 9, 

William B. Short, '53, to Kathy Morrison, ex '55, June 27, 

Sue Carson Summers, '53, to David Harold Grubbs, '51, 
June 24, 1953. 

Arthur VanAlstyne, '53, to Elizabeth Ann Turk, June 6, 
1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Fannie Weber, '53, to Richard E. Heimlich, September 13. 

Barbara Ann Young, '53, to Howard Dewey Gress, Jr., '53, 
September 24, 1953. 

Martha Coyner, ex '53, to Guilford Andrew Kyker (son 
of Ethel' Sharp Kyker, '25), August 8, 1953, in Knoxville, Ten- 

John Gill, ex '53, to Helen Elayne Talley, August 22, 1953, 
at East Dubuque, Illinois. 

Lee Hodgson, '55, to Leo Neff, '56, August 22, 1953, in 
Dayton, Ohio. 

Romeo Franklin Greene, ex '55, to Thelma Lois Jackson, 
June 29, 1953, in Maryville. 

Beverly Kingston, ex '55, to Ralph Shear, July 11, 1953, in 
Springville, New York. 

Marcia McKinney, ex '55, to Harvey Rex Nowell, August 
29, 1953, in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Gerry Moore, ex '55, to Corbett Humphrey, July. 17, 1953, 
in Beuchel, Kentucky. 

Hazel Ann Robinson, ex '55, to Robert W. Imes, June 11, 
1953, in Maryville. 

Leonard Lee, '56, to Nancy Harmon, May 22, 1953, in 
Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Elaine Barker, ex '55, to Donald T. Etheridge, ex '55, 
June 27, 1953, in Bonny Blue, Virginia. 

Roberta J. Hadley, ex '55, to Louis Kunis, August 17, 
1953, in Kingsland, Georgia. 



The prospects for the football season look "pretty good," 
to quote Coach Honaker. The squad of forty-five is not as 
large as in some years and is composed chiefly of sophomores 
and freshmen, but it is a heavier squad than usual. There are 
eighteen lettermen back. Kenneth Shepard is captain and 
Jerry King is alternate captain. The schedule of games is 
given below. 

On September 17 a banquet was given in Pearsons Dining 
Hall for the squad by the "boosters" in the community. The 
coaches and senior class members of all the high school teams 
in Blount County also were invited. About 275 persons were 
present. Earl Blazer, '30, was chairman; "Brute" Crow, '30, 
was toastmaster, and among the speakers were President Lloyd, 
Coach Honaker, and Dr. Proffitt, president of the Alumni 

1953 Schedule 

September 19 Hiwassee College Home 

September 26 State College, Jacksonville, Ala Away 

October 3 Centre College Home 

October 10 East Tennessee State College Home 

October 17 Emory and Henry College Away 

October 24 Newberry College (S. Car.) Homecoming 

November 7 Carson-Newman College Home 

November 14 Concord State College (W. Va.) Away 

After weeks of beautiful weather it rained the Saturday 
of the first game, and it was necessary to postpone it until 
Monday, September 21, for the sake of the field and the 
spectators. The postponement did not seem to disturb the 
team in any way as they won the game 55 to 6. 



On June 3 Mr. Cooper, Associate Professor of French, 
received the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. He has 
returned to the College this fall after being on leave last year 
to teach at the University of Tennessee. 

Mr. Reber, Assistant Professor of German, received his 
M.A. degree from Indiana University in September. 

Mr. Bushing, Assistant Professor of English, has returned 
to full-time teaching after being on leave last year for gradu- 
ate study at the University of Tennessee. 

Miss Blair, Assistant Professor of English, and Mrs. Stepp, 
Instructor in Home Economics, are on leave this year for 
graduate study. 

Members of the faculty were engaged in graduate study 
during the summer as follows: Mr. Harter (music) and Mr. 
Schwam (Spanish) in New York City; Mr. Johnson (Physical 
Education) and Mr. Reber (German) at Indiana University; 
Mr. Pieper (Political Science) and Miss Walker (Economics) 
at the University of North Carolina; Miss Rodemann ( Edu- 
cation) at George Peabody College; Mr. Davis (Physical Edu- 
cation) at the coaching school of the Tennessee State Athletic- 

Dr. Briggs taught at Western Carolina College, Dr. Barker 
at Furman University, and Dr. Griffitts and Mrs. Kramer at 
the University of Tennessee. 

President Lloyd was in Europe for three weeks during 
August, to attend a meeting of the Executive Committee of 
the World Presbyterian Alliance at Woudschoten, Holland. 
Before the meeting he spent ten days traveling through the 
Scandinavian countries and Finland. 

Mr. and Mrs. Beard (art) traveled extensively in Europe, 
and in October Mr. Beard will have an exhibit of the paintings 
and sketches he did while abroad; Miss Davies, Miss Meisel- 
witz, and Mrs. Ralph Colbert (now Executive Editor and 
General Manager of the Maryville-Alcoa Daily Times) took a 
month's National Education Association tour of Mexico; Miss 
Crews also visited Mexico; the Cases took a camping trip to 
Yellowstone and other national parks; the Walkers and Miss 
Vawter drove to California as did Miss Guss and her family; 
the Queeners visited in New Mexico; Miss Hunter, Miss Light- 
foot, Miss Jackson, and Miss Henry spent two weeks in 
Jamaica; Miss Wilkinson toured the French areas of eastern 
Canada. Miss Craven again directed at the Camden Hills 
Theater, in Maine; Dr. Buchanan was business manager of a 
boys' camp in North Carolina; Miss Sellick did concert singing 
at a summer resort in New York State; Mr. Fisher preached 
every Sunday during the summer; Coach Honaker and Mrs. 
Largen attended a workshop held by the State Department of 
Education to write a new manual of Physical Education for 
the State of Tennessee; Miss Crews, Florence Butman, '37, and 
another member of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, 
education fraternity, were invited to the regional meeting of 
the organization in New Orleans to give a musical skit at one 
of the evening meetings; Dr. and Mrs. Barker attended the 
Southern Hazen Conference, held August 19 to 25 at Warren 
Wilson College, as representatives of Maryville College. 

And so the faculty spent varied and busy summers. 

Walter Morton retired at the end of June after twenty- 
one years on the maintenance staff. He and Mrs. Morton 
continue to live in Maryville and to work at the Sunnybrook 
Mission where they have long given very effective service. 

Mrs. L. L. Williams resigned her position in the College 
Maid Shop to become a "full-time housewife." She has 

worked in the Maid Shop since 1942 and has been manager 
since Mrs. McMurray's death in 1949. 

Miss Home, after seventeen years on the Maryville College 
music faculty, resigned to accept a position at Butler Uni- 
versity, Indianapolis. Mrs. Home, part-time Assistant in the 
Alumni Office since 1949, of course resigned to go with her 
daughter. Mr. Hughes is now organist and choir director at 
the Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta. 

Mrs. Eaddy, whose husband graduated in May, has gone 
with him to Charleston, West Virginia, where he is on the 
staff of the First Presbyterian Church. Miss Lloyd is study- 
ing at Eastman School of Music this year. Mrs. Stewart did 
not return this year because of the illness of her son. Mrs. 
Moore accepted a position as a sorority chaperon at the State 
College of Washington. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kiger have gone to Beaumont, California, to 
make their home. 

Mr. Ainsworth, formerly of the Social Sciences faculty, 
visited the campus at the opening of college. He is stationed 
at Ft. McNair, serving as an Intelligence Analyst in the 

Mrs. Frank Potter, formerly Josephine Hunter, a member 
of the dormitory staff and part-time teacher between 1932 and 
1936, has written a book "No One Fell Overboard," published 
in September, about the eleven-month boat trip she and her 
husband and four children took from Boston to Pittsburgh. 

Miss Mary M. Hallock, Head of Baldwin Hall from 1936 
to 1949, visited on the campus for a few days in September. 
She continues to make her home in Monroe City, Missouri. 


"Bell, Book, and Candle," a delightful comedy about 
modern witchcraft by John Van Druten, will be given by the 
Maryville College Playhouse on November 20 and 21. Ad- 
dress Miss Kathleen Craven or the Playhouse for tickets. 


The 1953 performance of "The Messiah" will be given on 
Sunday afternoon December 6 at three o'clock. It will be 
given in the Alumni Gymnasium for the eighth and we expect 
the last time. The 1946 performance was in the Elizabeth R. 
Voorhees Chapel and the 1954 performance will be in the 
Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel. 

The annual Christmas Vespers will be held in the Gym- 
nasium on December 13 at seven o'clock. 

The first semester ends and College closes for the 
Christmas holidays on December 18. 


The Presbyterian USA Series of the Protestant Radio Hour 
runs from October 4 through November 29. Other denomi- 
nations have the other Sundays in the year. The Hour is 
broadcast over stations in at least twenty-nine of the States. 
Six of the nine ministers on the series this fall have a con- 
nection with Maryville College. Three are Directors: Rev. 
Dr. W. Wood Duff, of Nashville, October 4; Rev. Dr. Herman 
L. Turner, of Atlanta, October 18; Rev. Dr. Donald A. Spencer, 
of Chattanooga, October 25. 

President Lloyd preaches on November 8; Rev. Dr. Earle 
W. Crawford, '35, of Wichita Falls, Texas, on October 11; 
and Rev. Dr. Francis W. Pritchard, new pastor of the New 
Providence Church, Maryville, on November 22. 


Ruth E. Blackburn 

James A. Bloy 

Ralph H. Moore 

Mrs. L. E. Sperry 

Carolyn V. Symmes 

Virginia Turrentine 

Amelia Jo Wier 

E. Newell Witherspoon 


The following new faculty and staff members have been 
appointed for 1953-1954: 

Ruth E. Blackburn, B.S., Instructor in Biology. She gradu- 
ated from Maryville College last year, has been doing summer 
graduate work at the University of Chicago, lives in Knoxville, 
and is a member of a family long identified with Maryville and 
the College. 

James A. Bloy, B.A., B.M.. M.M., of Wisconsin, Instructor 
in Music (piano, organ, and music literature). His degrees 
are from North Central College, Illinois, and Eastman School 
of Music. 

Mrs. John A. Davis, Assistant in the Personnel Office. Mrs. 
Davis, wife of Coach Davis, is returning to the position she 
held in 1950-1951. 

Mrs. F. A. Griffitts, B.A., Assistant in the Alumni Office. 
Mrs. Griffitts is a graduate of Maryville College (Ruby Miller, 
'32) and the wife of Professor Griffitts. She is working part 
time in the Alumni Office to lill the vacancy left by the resig- 
nation of Mrs. Home. 

Jane I. Johnson, B.A., M.A., of Minnesota, Instructor in 
Music (piano, special studies). Her degrees are from Carleton 
College, Minnesota, and the Eastman School of Music. 

Anna C. McMillan, B.A., of Georgia, Instructor in Music 
(piano). She is a graduate of Georgia State College for 
Women and has been studying at Eastman School ot Music. 

Ralph II. Moore, B.S., M.A., of Ohio, Instructor in Music 
(band and orchestra, wind instruments). He is a graduate ol 
Western Reserve University and has Studied also at the Cleve- 
land Institute of Music. He has had experience in high school 
teaching and comes to Maryville from the faculty of Houghton 
College. New York. 

Mrs. Moore, B.A., B.S., Instructor in Music (piano). Mrs. 
Moore is a graduate of the College of Wooster and of Kent 
State University, Ohio, and will teach individual lessons in 

Mrs. Thomas Purnell, of Tennessee, Assistant to the Head 
of Pearsons Hall. She was formerly on the staff of the Monroe 
Hardy Children's Home in Nashville. 

Mrs. J. E. Spears, of Tennessee, Assistant to the Head of 
Baldwin Hall. Mrs. Spears was on the staff at Tusculum Col- 
lege and prior to that was assistant to the director of a YWCA 
residence in Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. L. E. Sperry, B.S., of Missouri, Instructor in Home 
Economics. Mrs. Sperry is a graduate of Southeast Missouri 
State College and has been in Maryville since her husband 
was transferred to the McGhee Tyson Air Base here. 

Carolyn V. Symmes, B.A., of New Jersey, Editorial Super- 
visor of Special Studies and Assistant in the Library. Miss 
Symmes, who was graduated from Maryville College last year, 
was a student assistant in the Library- for two and a half years. 

Virginia Eurrentine, B.A., M.A.L.S., of Tennessee. Li- 
brarian. She attended Maryville College for one year. 1935- 
1936, and was graduated from the University of Tennessee and 
George Peabody College for Teachers. For eight years she 
has been on the library staff of Florida State University, Talla- 

Amelia Jo Wier, B.A., M.A., of Tennessee. Assistant Pro- 
fessor ol English. Hit degrees are from Birmingham Southern 
College and the University of Alabama, and she has been 
teaching at the University of Tennessee, 

/.'. \cucll Witherspoon. B.A., of Tennessee, Instructor in 
Economies and Business Administration. Mr. Witherspoon 
was graduated from Maryville College in 1952 and has 
studying at V.mderbilt University during the past year. 



The Philadelphia Maryville College Club held a dinner 
meeting on Saturday evening, April 18, at the Covenant Pres- 
byterian Church, where the next day the A Cappella Choir 
were to make the first of their 1953 Choir Trip appearances. 
The Club provided dinner for the Choir and the Choir pro- 
vided the program for the meeting. Clyde W. Powell, '38, 
1032 Eighth Avenue, Folsom, Pennsylvania, was elected chair- 
man, succeeding George L. Hunt, '40. 

The Ohio Valley Maryville College Club held a picnic 
on July 11 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hunt, '36 
(Eleanor Johnson, '35) in Kenwood, a suburb of Cincinnati. 
Ray Swartzback, '47, was elected chairman, succeeding Ruth 
E. Meineke, '44, and Ruth E. Moore, '39, was elected secretary- 
treasurer. President Lloyd arranged his schedule so that he 
could stop in Cincinnati for the meeting en route to Chicago. 
The Club also met informally on Tuesday evening, April 28, 
when the Choir sang at the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church 
in Cincinnati, the last of the 1953 Choir Trip appearances. 
If you live in the Cincinnati area and are not on the mailing 
list of the Ohio Valley Club, send your name and address to 
the new secretary, Miss Ruth E. Moore, 430 Loveland Avenue, 
Loveland, Ohio. 

The alumni in the Chicago area held a dinner meeting 
on April 30 at the Tower Club. Horace Dawson, '18, was 
elected chairman, to succeed Glen A. Lloyd, '18. President 
Lloyd was in Chicago for a meeting of the Presbyterian Col- 
lege Union and so was able to be present and to give a report 
on the College. 

About fifty alumni and friends of the College attended 
the Maryville College Breakfast at the Presbyterian General 
Assembly in Minneapolis last May. The General Assembly is 
to meet in Detroit in May, 1954, and all alumni in the Detroit 
area as well as those attending the General Assembly are 
cordially invited. Time and place will be announced in the 
April Bulletin and on posters at General Assembly. 


In August Maryville College received a set of very 
excellent photographic reproductions of the murals of the 
Horyuji Temple, considered the highest example of Japan's 
fine arts, as a gift from the Japanese University Accreditation 
Association. In a letter to President Lloyd, Dr. Takashi Hashi- 
moto, President of the Japanese University Accreditation Associ- 
ation, explained that the member institutions of the Association 
wished to express in some way their sense of gratitude to 
American universities and colleges for their sympathy and as- 
sistance to Japanese higher education since the close of the 

The universities and colleges of Japan contributed 240 of 
these sets of photographs, and Maryville College was chosen 
as one of the 240 American colleges and universities to receive 

The photographs will be exhibited in the Gallery of the 
Fine Arts Center in January. They cannot be displayed sooner 
because other exhibits have been booked for the entire first 


The 1953-1954 subscriptions to the Fred Hope Fund will 
be taken at the Chapel service on October 2. For the second 
successive year the Fund will be sent to Dorothy Lee Ferris, 
M. D., '28, for use in connection with her work as head of the 
Frances Newton Hospital, Ferozepore, India. The special 
speaker on October 2 will be Miss Margaret Flory, Secretary 
for Student Work, Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, 
who during the present year on a trip around the world visited 
Dorothy Ferris in India. Last year the Fred Hope Fund gift 
to the work of Dr. Ferris was $1,000, and a special additional 
gift of $800 was sent to purchase a shadowless light for her 
operating room. 

Biography of Fred Hope 

The College has received seven hundred copies of a 
biography of Dr. Fred H. Hope, '06, famous Maryville College 
missionary to West Africa, who died in 1946. It is a book of 
208 pages, written by a kinswoman, Mrs. Josephine Hope 
Westervelt, of Columbia, South Carolina. Much of the ma- 
terial is based on the news filled letters he wrote to his mother 
over a period of many years. 

The biography is a readable, gripping account of the life 
and work of one of the most consecrated and practical mis- 
sionaries of our generation. It tells the story of Fred Hope's 
student days at Maryville College, his call and going to the 
foreign mission field, of his building and managing the great 
Frank James Industrial School at Elat in the Cameroun, of his 
thrilling experiences in Africa, his joys and sorrows, and his 
heroic service for Christ and humanity. 

Mrs. Westervelt is anxious that the book be a force not 
only for preserving the memory of Fred Hope, but for winning 
young people to Christ and to missionary service. 

For $1.00 it will be sent postpaid by the Maryville College 
Book Store. All money received will be turned over to the 
Fred Hope Fund, which is subscribed by students and faculty 
each year and is named for Fred Hope. Address orders to 
the Maryville College Book Store, Maryville, Tennessee. 


The Leader of the 1954 February Meetings will be the 
Rev. Dr. Joseph J. Copeland, Pastor of the Second Presbyterian 
Church, Knoxville. Dr. Copeland came to Knoxville in 1952 
from the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, Denton, 
Texas. He is a graduate of Trinity University, Texas, and of 
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. A year ago he 
was elected to the Board of Directors of Maryville College. 

The Meetings will be held from February 10 to 18. 
Please note that this date is a week later than that given in 
the college catalog. 

If the building program continues as planned, the 1954 
February Meetings will be held in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson 
Chapel. This will be an auspicious way to inaugurate the 
Chapel and a wonderful "lift" to the Meetings. 



In March, 1951, President and Mrs. Lloyd moved from 
Willard House, where they had lived from the time they came 
to Maryville in 1930, to Morningside in the College Woods. 
The alumni magazine carried a story of that in April 1951. 
Since that time Willard House has been unoccupied, except 
for a considerable part of the Lloyds' furniture ( Morningside 
was left furnished by Mrs. John Walker). It has been in 
the plans to use it in connection with the residence or academic 
program of the College. 

During the past summer some remodeling and consider- 
able repairing and painting have been done. The house has 
been reopened as a sort of women's campus center. (Just the 
right descriptive name has not yet been discovered. ) Much of 
the Lloyd's furniture is being put into service again. 

The house is occupied by Miss Frances Massey, Dean of 
Women, who has an apartment on the first floor and is in 
charge; Mrs. George H. Strick, Director of the Student Center; 
and two new members of the music faculty, Miss Anna Mc- 
Millan and Miss Jane Johnson. The two front rooms upstairs 
are to be guest rooms and the parlors downstairs are available 
for conferences. 

There is a plaque on the front porch which states that the 
house was built in 1890, as a home for the President, through 
a gift from Mrs. Sylvester Willard, of Auburn, New York, in 
memory of her husband. Until the present time it has always 
been known as "The President's Home." Whether it will some 
day be returned to such service is a matter for future decision. 
But at present it promises to render a useful service as a 
women's campus center. 


Although there were no students here during the summer 
and the campus seemed quiet, it really was a very busy place. 
From June 14 to 20, the inter-racial Summer Leadership Train- 
ing School of the South, jointly conducted by the Presbyterian 
Boards of Christian Education and National Missions, was held 
at the College for the third year. Approximately two hundred 
people from fifteen states attended. The next week the 

Synod, Synodical Society, and Westminster Fellowship of 
Mid-South met on the campus as usual, and for the first time 
the Synod of Tennessee of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. 
met with them. The two Synods held separate business meet- 
ings but joined in the conference classes and popular meetings, 
and, of course, shared the fellowship of dormitory life. About 
four hundred people attended, with many more coming to the 
open evening meetings at which distinguished church leaders 
spoke. Immediately following this, the Laymen's Council of 
Mid-South held a week-end meeting. A Young People's Con- 
ference from June 29 to July 4, directed by James R. Smith, 
'35, ended the summer conferences. 

Just as soon as they were over, the maintenance crew 
moved in and started the round of repairs, painting, papering, 
etc., which are necessary each year. 

And as the Smoky Mountains become more and more 
popular with vacationists, more and more visitors stop to see 
the College. Alumni might suggest to their friends planning 
a trip to the Smokies that it would be a wonderful opportunity 
to see a good College. 

Thus to the staff who are here during the summer the 
quiet is only comparative. 


For the third year, the Fine Arts Division, on March 28, 
conducted competitions in piano, voice, and art. Throughout 
a whole day high school seniors from East Tennessee and 
beyond performed in the Music Hall of the Fine Arts Center. 
The judges decided in favor of the following three competitors 
and the scholarship awards indicated have been made avail- 
able to them: 

Art ($100): Mr. Bobby Hassler, Birmingham, Alabama 
Piano ($200): Miss Mary Louise Ogden, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Voice ( $200 ) : Miss Gayle Wolfe, Knoxville, Tenn. 

The awards listed above are provided by friends of the 
College. The winners may attend any approved institution. 
If they enroll at Maryville, the College adds $100 to each. 
Reports at the end of September shows that Mary Louise 
Ogden, winner of the piano competition, is enrolled at Mary- 
ville College, and Gayle Wolfe, winner of the voice com- 
petition, is at the University of Tennessee. Bobby Hassler, 
winner in art, has not yet reported. 

These competitions will be held again in the spring of 
1954. The exact dates have not been set. The competitors 
in art can mail their material in and therefore do not have to 
come to Maryville; the competitors in music must appear at 
the College on the day set. It is a good experience and a good 
opportunity, and alumni who know of high school seniors who 
have ability in these fields, are asked to suggest to them that 
they write Miss Katharine C. Davies, Chairman of the Division 
of Fine Arts, Maryville College, for information. 

It will be of intcri'st to alumni to know that the total 
Dumber of applicants for work in music and art is overflowing 
the time of our teachers. The applicants are both college 
students and pupils from the community. 


(See also Marriages) 

William C. Addy— At Fort Dix, New Jersey for sixteen 
weeks of basic training with Co. D., 47th Infantry Regiment, 
U. S. Army. 

Shirley Atwell Marble— Teaching third grade at the Eglin 
Air Force Base Elementary School in Valpariso, Florida. 

Rosemary Avery— Teaching fourth grade in Green Camp, 

LaDonna Baylor Brahams— Living in Yakima, Washington, 
where her husband is associate pastor of the First Presbyterian 

Joseph M Bender— Stationed with the Marine Corps in 
Quantico, Virginia. 

Ruth E. Blackburn— Instructor in Biology at Maryville Col- 

Agnes Ruth Bond— Teaching in a government school near 
her home in Bethel, Oklahoma. 

A. Kenneth Bowers— Teaching fifth grade in Hopewell, 
New Jersey. 

Vernon C. Bowman— Attending Louisville Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Don Brakebill— Attending Westminster Choir College, 
Princeton, New Jersey. 

Sarah H. Brown— Graduate assistant in history at the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee. 

Hubert G. Buehler— Medical student at Vanderbilt Uni- 

Theron H. Burchfield— Employed at the Aluminum Com- 
pany in Alcoa. 

Ruth E. Burgos— Studying for a master's degree in Chris- 
tian Education at Union Theological Seminary in New York 

James C. Campbell—Stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky 
with the 3rd Armored Division, U. S. Army. 

George Carpenter— Attending Louisville Theological Semi- 

Florence I. Clark— Teaching art at South Potomac Junior 
High School in Hagerstown, Maryland. 

Martha Lou Code— Teaching at Maury High School in 
Dandridge, Tennessee. 

Robert A. Coles— Attending McCormick Theological Semi- 
nary, Chicago. 

Dorothy Ann Coo/ey— Dietetic internship at Shadyside Hos- 
pital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Mildred Cooper Robinson— Studying for a master's degree 
in Christian Education at Union Theological Seminary in New 
York City. 

Ruth Cross Reid— Keeping house and working in Princeton, 
New Jersey while Charles is in seminary. 

Richard O. Dart— Has been in service since July. 
Sara E. Drum— Teaching grades one, two and three in 
Latrobe, Pennsylvania. 

Joan Duerig— Teaching in Dover, Ohio. 
Jack Durant— Has a graduate assistantship at the University 
of Tennessee. 

Conrad Eaddy— Minister of Music of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Charleston, West Virginia. 

Beverly Edwards Bright— Typist and Chief Mail Clerk at 
the University of Syracuse, New York, where John is studying 

Nancy Ferguson — Reservationist and ticket agent for 
Capital Airlines in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Emerson C. Flurkey— Working at Weirton Steel Company 
in New Cumberland, West Virginia; plans to enter the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee School of Medicine in March. 

David Foskcy— Working as Claims Investigator for Liberty 
Mutual Insurance Company, and living in Decatur, Georgia. 

Homer Garren— Working for the Aluminum Company of 
America in Lafayette, Indiana. 

Bobby Gillenwater— Working in the office of an insurance 
company in Maryville. 

Harold Glad— Attending Columbia University in New York 
City working toward a master's degree in physical education. 

Grace Ann Greenawalt— Teaching Spanish and Latin at 
Wasatch Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Utah and also serving as 
house mother of Lincoln Dormitory. Wasatch is a Presbyterian 
National Mission school. She and Carol Cornell, '54, attended 
summer school at the University of Mexico. 

Howard D. Gress— 2nd Lieut, in the Marine Corps. 

Mary Jane Hahn— Is Director of Christian Education in the 
Presbyterian Larger Parish of Dandridge, St. Paul and White 
Pine, Tennessee. 

Betty Hammers-On the staff of the Y.W.C.A. in York, 
Pennsylvania serving as Program and Membership Director. 

Arthur Hat/lock— Attending Southwestern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas. 

David Helwig— Working in the maps and surveys depart- 
ment of the TVA in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Mary Ann Hicks— Doing graduate study at Union Seminary 
in New York. 

Gloria Ann Hineman— Teaching fourth grade in Parkin, 

Edwin Van Holland— Doing graduate study in English at 
Indiana University, where he has a teaching fellowship. 

Doris Holt de Nagy— Living in North Bend, Oregon. Bruce 
is in military service. 

Roberta James— Employed in the Personnel Department of 
the General Chemical Division of the Allied Chemical and Dye 
Corporation in New York. 

Judy Johnson— Reservationist in the main office of Capital 
Airlines in Washington, D. C. 

Joyce Kaebnick— Student at McCormick Theological Semi- 

Karole Kapp Leech— Keeping house in Verona, Pennsyl- 

Joyce Keppel— Beginning a year of internship in dietetics 
at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond. 

Richard Kerr— Entering Navy Officer Candidate School at 
Newport, Rhode Island, in November. 

Peggy Ann Kessler— Doing graduate work in Botany at the 
University of North Carolina where she has a graduate as- 

Ann C. Kirkpatrick— -Teaching second grade in Ed. S. Cook 
School in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Sarah Jo (Emert) and Roy Kramer— Living in Ann Arbor, 
Michigan where Roy is a graduate student in physical edu- 
cation at the University of Michigan. 

Charles F. LaRue — Attending McCormick Theological 

Mary E. Layton— Employed at John Shillito Company in 


Isabel Lettcft— Teaching fourth grade in Haworth, New 

Randal LeQuire— In the Army; will be stationed at Fort 
Jackson, South Carolina until December. 

Patricia Lewis Kidder— Teaching English and social studies 
in the seventh and eighth grades in Takoma Park Junior High 
School near Washington, D. C. 

George C. Lowe— Attending the graduate school of the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

Clyde E. McCampbell— Ensign in the Navy; a transporta- 
tion officer stationed in Japan. He taught at Fulton Junior 
High School in Knoxville before going to Japan in March. He 
writes that he would appreciate hearing from classmates— ad- 
dress him: Com. Fit. Act., Box 40, Navy 3923, c/o F.P.O., 
San Francisco, California. 

Mary Edith McMillan— Is a youth worker and kindergarten 
teacher in the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, West 

Paid F. Maier— Attending Princeton Theological Seminary. 
Lesta Carol Merrick— Is a stenographer for the California 
Texas Oil Company in Harrington Park, New Jersey; plans to 
do volunteer nursing at the VA hospital. 

Paul Merwin—V. S. Navy officer aboard a ship taking 
supplies and troops to Europe. 

Barbara Ann Miller— Teaching first grade in Kennett 
Square, Pennsylvania. 

Bruce R. Miller— Attending Princeton Theological Semi- 

Dorothy Lee Miller Tren(/iam-Employed as secretary in 
a doctor's office in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

William S. Morse— Plans to go to graduate school. 
Herschel Mosier, Jr.— Beginning his course at McCormick 

Mary Sue Munson— Doing graduate study in Biology at 
the University of North Carolina. 

Barbara Murphy— Dietetic internship at the Veteran's Ad- 
ministration Hospital in the Bronx, New York. 

Harry Newberry— Employed at the Aluminum Company 
in Alcoa. 

Richard Nystrom— Attending Western Theological Semi- 

Richard Patton— In the Army. 

Shirley Postlethwaite— Attending Princeton Theological 

Mary Grace Pritchard— Living at home in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Charles E. Reid— Attending Princeton Theological Semi- 

George M. Roberts— In the Army. 

Dorothy Jean (Ellis) and Tasher Robinctte-LWing in St. 
Louis where Tasker is studying Hospital Administration at 
Washington University. 

S. Raymond Rose-Ensign in the Navy. 
Shirland Etta Roussey- Teaching in the Lynnewood School 
in Philadelphia. 

Walter B. Rou/cy-Ensign in the Navy, aboard the USS 
Bellatrix; home port, San Diego, Calif. 

Eugene Russell— Working at the Aluminum Company in 
Alcoa; will enter military service in near future. 

Kenneth M. Rutherford— Studying at Princeton Theological 

Virginia Sanderson— Teaching physical education and hy- 
giene at Dumont High School, Dumont, New Jersey. 

Barbara Stidluim Schwoebel— Keeping house for Bob and 
Mary Hope. 

Barbara Scott— Teaching private piano lessons at her home 
in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Edward Scott— Attending Union Theological Seminary in 
Richmond, Virginia. 

Katherine Sellers— Studying at East Carolina College, 
Greenville, North Carolina. 

Kenneth Shaffer— Employed by Leeds and Northrup Co., 
manufacturers of precision electrical measuring instruments, in 

William B. Short— A student at Emory University Medical 

Gertrude Singleton— Working under the Board of National 
Missions at La Marina Neighborhood House, in Mayaguez, 
Puerto Rico. 

John E. Sloan— "Working"; living in Walland, Tennessee. 

Webster Smith— Teaching science in the high school in 
Chase City, Virginia. 

Catherine Snedeker— Internship in dietetics at the Medical 
College of Virginia. 

Anne Snider— Teaching fourth grade in Prospect, Ohio. 

Mary Jane Spencer— Teaching mathematics and English 
in Chattanooga High School— her "alma mater." 

Betty Stiles— Working in Tampa, Florida, until January, 
when she plans to enter Webber College in Babson Park, 

Sue Summers Grubb— Assistant librarian in Reserve Book 
Department at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Carolyn Symmes— Editorial Supervisor of Special Studies 
and Library Assistant at Maryville College. 

Richard Thorn— With the Fifth Armored Division of the 
U. S. Army, stationed at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. 

Hugh Walker— Teaching at Hillsboro High School in 
Davidson County (Nashville), Tennessee, until he hears from 
his Naval commission. 

Patricia Walthall— Doing internship in dietetics in Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. 

Fannie Weber Heimlich— Assistant in the English Depart- 
ment library, Ohio State University. 

Phyllis West Gillespie— Keeping house in Greensboro, 
North Carolina. 

Sue White— Employed on general sales force at Shillito's 
Department Store in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Curtis Wilbanks— On active duty as an officer candidate 
in the USNR; after four months' training will be commissioned 
as an ensign. 

Sidney Jcanettc Wi/cy-Assistant in charge of Physical 
Sciences Library' at the University of Tennessee. 

Janet Woods— Teaching second grade in Monroeville, 

Lacy Woody— Teaching in the public schools in Detroit, 

Barbara Ann Young Gress— With her husband. 

Galen R. Work-Attending Lincoln Seminary in Pennsyl- 

John C.'i//. ex '53, was graduated (cum laude) from the 
University of Dubuque in June. He will remain at Dubuque 
for his seminary training. 

Norma Lou Loetz, ex '53-Doing graduate work in speech 
at Vanderbilt University. 


Here and There 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob McCampbell (Stella Stoffell, Prep. '99), 
of Knoxville, will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary 
on October 6. They have three children and four grand- 
children, all living in or near Knoxville. Mr. McCampbell is 
a brother of Miss Nellie P. McCampbell, '09. 

Rev. Dr. W. A. Freidinger was on campus in June to at- 
tend the Summer Leadership Training School. He and Mrs. 
Freidinger are living in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Dr. Burrell O. Raulston, who became Dean Emeritus of 
the School of Medicine at the University of Southern California 
July 1, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science at 
the University's commencement exercises in June. The citation 
accompanying the degree read, in part: "Since 1929 he has 
been a member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at 
the University of Southern California where he is Professor of 
Medicine and since 1943 Dean of the School. His contribu- 
tion to medical education in the United States is significant 
and lasting. . . . His dignity and sincerity and his great warmth 
and understanding linked with his record of achievement make 
him one of the truly great men of medicine." 

A. D. Huddleston, ex '12, on August 16 celebrated his 
fortieth anniversary with the Aluminum Company of America. 
In 1934 he became Manager of Public Relations, Tennessee 
Operations, the position he holds today. He is one of the 
most widely known men among the officials of the Aluminum 
Company. He has been a Director of Maryville College since 

Martha Jackson Singleton, Prep. '15, has been a recent 
visitor in Maryville. She graduated in Expression at Maryville 
and later finished at the Leland Powers School of the Theatre, 
in Boston. She is now a ceramist and miniaturist in ceramics, 
and has a studio in Barbourville, Kentucky. She plans to 
study in Rome after the first of the year. 


Hattie I. Hayes has resigned her teaching position at 
Eoline School, Centreville, Alabama, and is now in Sarasota, 
Florida, taking treatments at Happiness House Clinic for Polio 
and Muscular Ailments. 

Mrs. Francis B. Pratt (Mary Louise Hayes) is teaching 
in the Alexander Elementary School, Centreville, Alabama. 

Cola C. Turner, ex '20, now lives in Auburn, Kentucky. 

Dr. Samuel J. Hall is at present Medical Officer in charge 
of the U. S. Public Health Service Hospital, Boston, Massachu- 
setts. Mrs. Hall is the former Lillian Brandon, '22. 


Porter H. Turner last spring was elected General Secretary 
of the YMCA in New Haven, Connecticut. He will have 
charge of the Yale Night College and will teach a course in 
Yale Divinity School besides his work in the YMCA. 

Rev. R. H. Gorham, ex '23, who formerly was a pastor in 
Pinson, Alabama, is now in Paducah, Kentucky. 

"The Sage and the Olive" by Florence Whitfield Barton 
was published this summer by the United Lutheran Publica- 
tion House. It is the story of Robert Estienne, leader of the 
Reformation in France. Mrs. Barton lives in Wharton, Texas. 

John C. Crawford, Jr. was appointed Federal District At- 
torney for East Tennessee and was sworn in on July 24. He 
resigned as Mayor of Maryville in order to accept the position. 


In connection with their twenty-fifth reunion, the Class 
of 1928 gathered as much information as possible about the 
class members. Below are some of the news items which 
have not appeared recently in the Alumni Bulletin. 

Mary Helen Crowder Barrett ( Mrs. J. T. ) teaches in 

Dr. Walter Buchanan is a teacher and choral director in 
Santa Barbara, California. 

Lena Strawbridge Carson ( Mrs. Sam ) underwent eye 
surgery this past summer and is recuperating nicely. 

Lota Dougherty teaches biology and chemistry, and farms 
near Maryville. 

Louise Baird Edmondson (Mrs. Nat), ex '28, is now living 
in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mary Eleanor Welbon Fluhrer, who lives in Davenport, 
Iowa, is head of the drama department of a girls' school, di- 
rects the Children's Theater, and participates in local plays. 

Elsie Gleason, who is auditor for the North India Missions, 
arrived in this country in June to spend a year on furlough. 

Buena Hixon Graham ( Mrs. Frank ) teaches evening 
classes for adults, and also does substitute teaching in the 
public schools of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. 

Genevra McDonald Gurnsey ( Mrs. D. L. ) lives in Lexing- 
ton, Massachusetts. The older of her two musically talented 
daughters won a four-year full tuition national competitive 
scholarship upon graduation from high school. 

Vera Bowden Haile (Mrs. Frank) teaches Bible in the 
city schools of Knoxville. 

Sam Hembree teaches in high school in Roselle, New 

Elizabeth Knight Jones (Mrs. Robert), her husband and 
family moved last year to Heavener, Oklahoma. 

Perry Keyes is principal of a high school in Kingsport, 

Lucy Horton Martin lives in Pasadena, California. She 
heads the music departments in two private schools and does 
radio work. 

Reta McCall is a teacher in one of the schools of Knox 

Leland McDonald teaches at Emory and Henry College 
in Emory, Virginia. 

Pearl Stephenson McDonald (Mrs. Leland) teaches at 
Elon College in North Carolina. 

Harry Miller is with the power company in Lincoln, 

Bland Morrow is one of the directors of the Tennessee 
Welfare Department in Nashville. 


Betty Griffes Newberry (Mrs. Wagner) teaches English 
at the University of Tennessee. She and her husband and 
daughter enjoyed a trip to Europe this past summer. 

Catherine "Jimmie" Rule O'Neill (Mrs. J. J.) teaches 
voice, directs children's choirs, and takes leading roles in civic 
operettas in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Roy Paul works for the Victor Chemical Company, and at 
present is in Butte, Montana. 

Elizabeth Crow Phillips (Mrs. Joe) received the Ph.D. 
degree from the University of Tennessee in August and is 
teaching English at Memphis State College, Memphis, Ten- 

Ethel Proffitt teaches in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Stirl Rule, M. D., practices in Covington, Tennessee. 

Rev. Arthur Sargis' new address is 4251 Irving Park Road, 
Kelvyn Park, Illinois, where he is with the Irving Park YMCA. 

Lillian Robinson Spitzer (Mrs. Allen) is a social case 
worker with the Catholic Social Service in San Francisco. 

Noah Webster and his brother operate a poultry farm 
near Harriman, Tennessee. He remains the class batchelor. 

Elizabeth Newman Yonan, whose husband died five years 
ago, teaches in Gary, Indiana. 

Arthur Young is superintendent of schools at Glen Alpine, 
North Carolina. 

Nelle Watkins Young (Mrs. Arthur) teaches vocational 
guidance in Glen Alpine. She entertained the guests at the 
Alumni Banquet with two original readings and "brought down 
the house." 

Rev. William T. Swaim, Jr., ex '28, is Executive Secreary 
of the Presbyterian Homes of Central Pennsylvania, six homes 
for the aging. This summer he was leader of a workshop 
group on "Preparation for Later Maturity" at an international 
conference on the Church and Older Persons, in Wisconsin. 

Nine daughters and sons of the Class are currently en- 
rolled in Maryville College: 

Don Allen, son of Ada Burns Allen. 

Alice Marie Blackburn, daughter of Alice Stinecipher 
Blackburn and Roy, ex '30. 

Jim Crawford, son of George Crawford and Mary Daven- 
port, '29. 

Nancy Dunn, daughter of Maynard Dunn and Kathleen 
Hunnicut, '27. 

Joan and Elizabeth Frei, daughters of Rev. Ernest Frei. 

Kenneth and Lee, sons of Luther Hammond and Phil 
Anderson, ex '27. 

Sarah Pledger, daughter of Frances Easley Pledger. 


Rev. Edward A. Driscoll has taken the position of Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Georgia Council of Churches, with head- 
quarters in Atlanta. 

Elizabeth Campbell (Mrs. G. M.) Woodward and her 
husband and two children live in Germantown, Kentucky. 


Earl Blazer was an official delegate to the World Metho- 
dist Convocation on Evangelism which met in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania in June. 

E. C. Crow has been elected chairman of the Blount 
County chapter of the American Red Cross. Dr. McClelland, 
as past chairman, is 2nd vice chairman, and Miss Clemmie J. 
Henry is secretary. 

Mrs. R. B. Gafford (Esther Hunter) is a technician at the 
Princeton Hospital, Princeton, New Jersey. 

Helen B. Gleason is secretary to the dean of Hamma 
Divinity School, which is the seminary connected with Witten- 
berg College in Ohio. 


Col. John Kemp Davis was named surgical consultant to 
the Eighth Army surgeon in Korea in March, 1953. He was 

previously on the staff of a specialized medical treatment 
center near Santa Barbara, California. His wife ( Edith Nash, 
'30) continues to live in Santa Barbara. 

Colonel William M. Delaney, ex '31, has served with the 
Korean Communications Zone since July 1952. His wife and 
younger daughter joined him in Japan in August. His older 
daughter, Edith Merle Largcn, '48, is Instructor in Physical 
Education at the College. 


Dr. Lea Callaway was elected Mayor of Maryville and 
took office September 1, succeeding John C. Crawford, Jr., '27. 

Fred Dolinsck visited the campus during the summer. It 
was the first time since his graduation. He now lives in 
Lincoln, Illinois. 

Mrs. L. B. Ramsey ( Lenore West ) is teaching second 
grade in Maryville this year. 


James W. Hitch is Regional Representative of the Isotopes 
Division of the Atomic Energy Commission for the western 
part of the United States. His home is in Maryville but he 
spend a great deal of time traveling in the western states 
where he contacts hospitals, industrial firms, colleges and uni- 
versities which request isotypes or are already using them. 

John Tope has been appointed assistant manager of the 
Washington office of Republic Steel Corporation. 

Nathalia Wright has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellow- 
ship and is on leave of absence from the University of Ten- 
nessee to write a biography of Horatio Greenough, an early 
American sculptor, on which she has been working for some 

Kenneth Blades, ex '33, received the M.S. in Ed. degree 
from the University of Tennessee in August. He has been a 
supervising principal in Blount County for six years. Mrs. 
Blades is the former Ruth E. McCampbell, '32. 

A. S. Bradshaw, ex '33, who formerly taught at Transly- 
vania College in Kentucky, is now on the faculty of the Depart- 
ment of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University. 


Chaplain (Major) Albert G. Karnell in April was trans- 
ferred from Sampson Air Force Base to Starlings Air Base, 
Kinston, North Carolina. He returned to active duty in 
September, 1948 and for a time was stationed in Japan as 
Wing Chaplain of the Northern Defense Command. 

Rev. Frank R. Mease, who was Director of the Egyptian 
Lower Parish in Illinois for several years, has moved to western 
Iowa where he is pastor of the Vail and Westside churches. 

Dr. and Mrs. L. W. Spilatore (Marjorie Jones) have 
moved from New Jersey to Mount Dora, Florida, where they 
have built a new home and offices and plan to live perma- 

John Talmage returned in September to Korea after a 
furlough spent in this country. He is a missionary under the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. 

Rev. Harry P. Walrond has resigned from the pastorate of 
the Greencastle, Indiana, Presbyterian Church to accept that 
of the First Presbyterian, Kokomo, Indiana. 

Mary Sloane Welsh received an M.A. degree from the 
University of Tennessee in June. She teaches at Everett High 
School, in Maryville. 


Lillian Armstrong has moved from Fort Myers to Stuart, 
Florida, where she is General Supervisor of the Martin County 

Mrs. Philip A. DiCarlo (Jessie Kavanagh). Jimmy, and 
"Flip" reached Japan April 22nd to join Captain DiCarlo at 
Kyushu Field. 

Rev. Robert W. Ruybum received the Master of Theology 


degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in May. He is 
a pastor in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

William Talmage is pastor of the Central Presbyterian 
Church in Anniston, Alabama. 


Rev. Samuel W. Blizzard, Jr., is on leave from Pennsyl- 
vania State College to serve as Visiting Professor of Social 
Science at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. 

Moses H. Gamble represented Blount County at the recent 
Tennessee Constitutional Convention, and since then has 
spoken to many of the civic organizations in Maryville and the 
County explaining the proposed changes in the State Consti- 

Dr. James B. Wilson has been promoted to the rank of 
full professor at Los Angeles State College. His subject fields 
are philosophy and sociology. 

G. Edward Friar, ex '36, is Secretary of the Department 
of State of the State of Tennessee. 


Sam Henry Blevens received the degree of Master of 
Science in Education from the University of Tennessee in 
August. He is principal of Eagleton School in Blount County. 

Lynn Crawford has been released from active service with 
the Navy and he and his wife ( Janice Graybeal, '42 ) and two 
children have returned to their home in Maryville. 

Donald D. Hallam is practicing law in Hobbs, New 

William M. Whiteley, ex '37, is working as a chemist for 
the Dorr Company, in Westport, Connecticut. 


Rev. Edward Brubaker, who for five years has been pastor 
of the Central Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas, has 
accepted a position as pastor of the Tabernacle Presbyterian 
Church and Director of the Westminster Foundation of the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia. As Director he will be in charge 
of the present work with Presbyterian students at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania and will gradually enlarge the present 
staff to develop the work in Drexel, Temple, Presbyterian 
Medical Center, and other institutions of higher learning in 

Mrs. Harry G. Priggemeier (Mary Haines), with her 
husband and son, visited the College recently for the first 
time since her graduation. She lives in Westville, New Jersey. 

Rev. Don Rugh, who has been handling relief matters for 
the National Christian Council of India on a part-time basis 
in connection with his work as a Methodist missionary, last 
spring was appointed full time Director of Relief for the N.C.C. 
with offices in Delhi. Joy (Joy Pinneo, '39) and the children 
were to spend the summer in the hills, and move to Delhi in 

Janet Talmage received the degree of Bachelor of Nursing 
from Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri, in June. 
She is returning to mission work in Korea under the Presby- 
terian Church, U. S. 

Roy Talmage is Associate Professor of Biology at Rice 
Institute. He specializes in isotopes and has spent the past 
three summers at Oak Ridge. 


Rev. Ernest Crawford, who spent the past year doing 
special study at Princeton Seminary, has accepted the pastorate 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Kennett, Missouri. 

Edith Gillette Grondorf's husband is a senior in San 
Francisco Theological Seminary this year. They and their 
two children spent the summer up in the lumbering country, 
where he worked in a lumber mill and in a National Missions 

Mary Jo Husk received the degree of Master of Science 
in Education from the University of Tennessee in August. She 

teaches at the Sam Houston Elementary School in Maryville. 

J. Palmer Mayo, M.D., entered the Army Medical Corps 
in February, 1951 and was discharged in December, 1952. 
He spent sixteen months in Japan at Camp Eta Jima, where 
his wife and daughter joined him. At the present time he is 
in a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kaiser 
Foundation Hospitals in Oakland and Vallejo, California. 

Rev. and Mrs. Hugh L. Smith and their two children have 
moved from Marietta, Georgia, to Cedartown, Georgia, where 
Dr. Smith took up his duties as pastor of the First Baptist 
Church on August 1. 


Captain John N. Badgett has recently been transferred 
from Memphis to Ardmore, Oklahoma. 

Rev. Richard B. Heydinger has resigned from the pastorate 
of First Church, Morrison, Illinois to accept that of the West- 
minster Presbyterian Church, Dubuque, Iowa. 

Last March Chaplain (Lt. Comdr. ) Earle Vaughn Lyons, 
Jr., received front page notice for his participation in the 
evacuation of the dead and wounded from a battlefront in 
Korea. He has been in naval service since 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reed ( Ernestine Tipton, '36 ) have 
moved to Etowah, Tennessee, where Mr. Reed will be band 
director in the high school. 

Rev. Bruce E. Robinson has resigned his charges in Elys- 
burg and Sunbury, Pennsylvania, to accept a call to churches 
in Orgas and Whitesville, West Virginia. 

One of the recent studies published by the Bureau of 
Business Research of West Virginia University was by Dr. 
James H. Thompson, Associate Professor of Economics and 
Assistant Director of the Bureau, on "Markets and Marketing 
Methods of the West Virginia Coal Industry." 

Vernon A. Clark, ex '40, visited on the campus this sum- 
mer. He is with the Graphic Chemical & Ink Co., Villa Park, 


Rev. John B. Astles and his wife, (Agnes Jane Carter, '41) 
and family have recently returned from Edinburgh, Scotland, 
where he studied for two years at the University of Edin- 
burgh. He is now pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian 
Church in Covington, Kentucky. 

Boydson H. Baird wrote in May that he was finishing his 
first year as varsity basketball coach at the College of William 
& Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He hopes that "anyone 
from Maryville College who comes through here will stop in 
and say hello." He had already seen Ken Cooper, '43, and 
Les Luxton, ex '40, who is a doctor in Waynesburg, Virginia. 
Dr. Margaret Peters Evans is an anaesthesiologist in the 
Army Hospital in Toyko, Japan. 

Wood Everett received the degree of Master of Science 
from the University of Tennessee in August. 

Scott Honaker was awarded the degree of Doctor of Edu- 
cation from the University of Tennessee in August. This fall 
he is teaching in the Department of Education at the Uni- 

Rev. Robert J. Lamont began his ministry of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, on September 27. He was 
formerly pastor of the Narberth Presbyterian Church near 

Mrs. W. T. Smith, Jr. (Miriam Nethery), her husband 
and two sons have recently moved from Iowa City to Lexing- 
ton, Kentucky, where Dr. Smith is Associate Professor of 
Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. 

Rev. Roland Tapp is teaching several classes of Greek 
and Hebrew at San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he 
is doing graduate study. 

David Talmage, ex '41, is Assistant Professor of Medicine 
at the School of Medicine of the University of Chicago. 



Dr. Charles S. McCammon is now living in Jackson, 

F. LcRoy McGaha has recently been promoted to Assistant 
Road Foreman of Engines for the Cumberland Division, Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad Company, with headquarters at 
Cumberland, Maryland. 

Rev. Allan G. Moore has moved from Aberdeen, Mary- 
land, where he was pastor of the Grove Presbyterian Church, 
to Baltimore where he is serving as New Church Developer 
for the Presbytery of Baltimore and Executive Secretary of the 
Presbyterian Association for Church Extension. 

Dr. and Mrs. Quentin Myers ( Elizabeth Ann Huddleston, 
'41) and their daughter visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. 
Huddleston, ex '18, (Anne Crane, '15) in Maryville this sum- 
mer and then went to Camp Pendleton, California, where Dr. 
Myers is to be in Navy service. 

Mrs. Cornelius Post ( Katherine Anne Gardner, ex '42), 
her husband and three of her four children (Stephen, 18 
months, stayed home with his grandmother) visited the campus 
during the summer. She wrote to the Alumni Office after 
they returned to their home in St. Augustine, Florida: "I was 
so glad to see the new chapel underway; my fondest memories 
of Maryville are of the morning chapel services." 

Rev. and Mrs. Francis Seely (Ruth West, '40) and their 
children sailed from Los Angeles, California, in July to return 
to their mission post in Thailand, after a year's furlough. 

Capt. Fred L. Speer, ex '42, was among the prisoners re- 
leased in Korea, and reached San Francisco on September 20. 
He was captured late in 1950. 


Mrs. Edward Berry ( Lois Roberts, '43 ) and her husband 
have returned to Brazil, where they are missionaries of the 
Southern Baptist Convention, after spending several months 
in Maryville with her family. 

Mary Cowan spent the past year in Leeds, England where 
she studied at the University of Leeds. She is now on the 
faculty of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, in the department 
of textiles and clothing. 

Jonathan Edward Kidder, Jr., is on leave of absence from 
Washington University to study in Japan on a Fullbright 
scholarship. His field is Japanese art. His wife ( Cordelia 
Dellinger, '44 ) and son are with him. 

Mrs. Howard G. Searles (Patricia Kinne, ex '43) is now 
living in Schenectady, New York. 

J. D. Williams, ex '43, Assistant Professor of Elementary 
Education at the University of Wyoming, is this year studying 
toward a doctorate at the University of Tennessee. 


Rev. Donald L. Barker, his wife (Eleanor Stout, '46) and 
two children are now living in White Pine, Tennessee. Don 
is Director of the Presbyterian Larger Parish of Dandridge, St. 
Paul and White Pine. 

Rev. Lawrence F. Sthreshley, pastor of the Squires Me- 
morial Church, Norfolk, Virginia, occupied the pulpit of Second 
Presbyterian Church, Arlington, Virginia, during July while 
his classmate, Rev. Benjamin A. Lynt, was on vacation. 


Lois Collett, who was program director for the YM-YWCA 
in Tiffin, Ohio, has, since September 20th, been Adult Pro- 
gram Director for the YVVCA in Spokane, Washington. She 
writes that she hopes that any Maryville alumni "there or 
there-about will look her up." 

J. Edward Gates received a Master of Sacred Theology 
degree from Harvard University on June 11. 

Dr. and Mrs. Trevor G. Williams, ex '45 (Jean Messer, 
'47) are now living in Pcnsacola, Florida. 


Melba Holder visited the Alumni Office in September. 
She reports that she spent the summer of 1952 traveling in 
Europe with three Canadian friends. She is now a research 
assistant in the department of medicine at Ohio State Uni- 
versity, and is also doing graduate study in physiology. 

Mrs. Robert E. L. Nesbitt (Verne Allen Feeback, ex '46) 
and her husband expect to be at Bad Krctiznoch, Germany, a 
year and a half, and "will welcome any old Maryville friends." 

1st Lt. June Barton, ex '46, is serving at the Tokyo Army 
Hospital in Japan as a surgical nurse, according to work re- 
ceived in April. She has been in the Army since May, 1951. 

June E. Lane, ex '46, began work in August as secretary 
in a doctors clinic in Rockdale, Texas. She was formerly in 
the Blount County Health Office. 


Rev. Jay R. Bishop has resigned the pastorate of the 
Presbyterian Church in Crescent City, Florida to become the 
pastor of the Rosewood Avenue Presbyterian Church in Toledo, 

On May 1, Rev. John Craig, Jr., began his pastorate of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Greenport, Long Island. 

Robert C. Dockendorf is working with the Baltimore 
League for Crippled Children and Adults in Baltimore, Mary- 

Rev, William R. Grosh and his wife (Frances Harris 
Grosh, '44) and their two children spent some time in Mary- 
ville this summer visiting her family. They have now returned 
to Hawaii where he is a missionary of the Episcopal Church. 

Rev. A. Thomas Horst and his wife (June Garland, '48) 
are now living in Knoxville, where Tom is pastor of the 
Washington Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. and Mrs. Harold E. Huffman (Ada Yadon, '47) are 
living in Greenville, Ohio, where Harold is pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church. 

Howard A. Meineke received the Ph.D. degree from the 
University of Cincinnati in June. 

Rev. Harvey Overton, Jr. is now pastor of a church in 
Douglas, Georgia. He was previously in Monticello, Georgia. 

Charles Pepper and his wife (Geraldine Hogan, '43) and 
their three sons have moved from Oak Ridge, Tennessee to 
Harrison, Ohio. Charlie is doing spectrographic work at the 
Fernald plant of the National Lead Co. of Ohio. 

Mrs. Walter J. Zarnowski (Ruth Broadhead) has been 
living in Monterey, California for the past year. Her husband 
has been studying Polish in the Army Language School there. 


Donald Conkle is working on a Ph. D. degree in Biology 
at Ohio State University. 

Rev. Charles B. Hoglan, Jr., who is rector of St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas, was guest preacher at 
St. Andrew's Church in Maryville one Sunday this summer. 
He and his wife (Ruth Duggan, '42) were visiting her family 
in Knoxville. 

Mary Edna Smith visited on the campus in July on her 
way home from Los Gatos, California, where she has been 
house mother in the Ming Quong Home for Chinese children. 
She planned to spend some time at her home in Grove City, 
Pennsylvania, and then to enter the graduate school of the 
University of Pittsburgh this fall for a Master's degree in 
medical social work. 


James B. M. Frost was separated from active duty as 
first lieutenant in the U. S. Army in May and is now Field 
Scout Executive with the Finger Lakes Council Incorporated, 
Number 391, Boy Scouts of America, in Geneva, New York. 
He is living in Lyons, New York. 


Mrs. Harold W. Hebele (Violet Summerville) is now 
living in Roxbury, Massachusetts. 

Harold Hunter is editor this year of "The Princeton Semi- 
narian," a monthly publication by students of Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary. Wes Miles, '52, was circulation manager 
last year. 

Juanita J. Johnson is now on the staff of the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware. 

Carl M. Lazenby received the Bachelor of Divinity degree 
from Columbia Theological Seminary in May and is now pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church in Jonesville, Louisiana. 

Mrs. Robert C. Lodwick ( Hedy Nabholtz ) and her hus- 
band are in Condekerque, France (outside of Dunkirk) work- 
ing with CIMADE, the youth movement of the French 
Reformed Church. They are under appointment of the Over- 
seas Interchurch Service of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 
for a term of five years. 

James A. Newman has accepted the position of principal 
of Norris High School, Norris, Tennessee. He had formerly 
held a similar position in Blount County. 

Charles Nelson Robinson received the Ph.D. degree in 
Chemistry from the University of Tennessee in June. He is 
now at the University of Illinois at Urbana, where he has a 
post doctoral fellowship in organic chemistry and is studying 
under Dr. Roger Adams. 

Margaret Weaver has recently begun her duties as Cata- 
loger on the staff of the Furman University Library in Green- 
ville, South Carolina. She writes that while in New York 
during the past summer she saw Bob Watkins, ex '50, who 
has been working there for almost two years, and Bob Holley, 
ex '51, who is working for CBS and rooming with Fred 
Sieber, '51. 

Madelyn L. Willis's father died more than a year ago and 
she has been living at home in Detroit with her mother. 

Dr. Joe M. Grubb, ex '49, who received his D.D.S. degree 
from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 
March, has opened an office in Helena, Arkansas. 

Mrs. Irwin Hedrick ( Mary Maude Cunningham, ex '49 ) 
spent six weeks of the past summer traveling in Europe, visit- 
ing Italy, France, Switzerland and England. 


Sue Althouse is a senior at McCormick Seminary, working 
toward an M.A. in Christian Education. 

Kenneth V. Anderson has accepted a call to the Plainwell 
Presbyterian Church, Plainwell, Michigan. This is his first 

Curtis Barnett is out of the Army and planning to go to 
McCormick Seminary this fall. His sister, Carol, '52, has been 
working at Milliken University and this year will be on the 
teaching staff. 

William L. Claghorn received the B.D. degree from Louis- 
ville Theological Seminary in June and has assumed his first 
pastorate, at the New Harrisburg Presbyterian Church in 
Carrolton, Ohio. 

Howard Davis has accepted the position of coach at 
Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee. 

Leon Dunsmore, who has been with the First Federal 
Savings and Loan Bank of Maryville, is now with the Mag- 
nesium Company of America, in Knoxville. 

Mrs. Theodore Flaherty ( Mary Watt ) and her husband 
are in Japan where they will serve as missionaries under the 
Reformed Church in America. They will be in Tokyo for a 
year of language study. 

Aubrey Galyon received the B.D. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Chicago Divinity School last spring, and is now 
doing graduate work at the University of Chicago. 

Louis E. Hofferbert is a Lieutenant j.g. in the Navy, and 

may be addressed USS Oakhill (LSD7), c/o Postmaster, New 
York, New York. 

J. Raymond Holsey was graduated from Princeton Semi- 
nary last spring and is now pastor of the Makemie Memorial 
Church, Snow Hill, Maryland. 

Robert E. Kribbs graduated magna cum laude from 
Columbia Theological Seminary in May, and on July 12 was 
ordained and installed as pastor of Eusebia and Houston Me- 
morial Churches in Blount County. Mrs. Kribbs is the former 
Vera Dockendorf, ex '49. 

Frank G. Ladner, Jr. received the Bachelor of Divinity 
degree from McCormick Theological Seminary on May 7. On 
May 10 he was ordained to the ministry and installed as 
pastor of the Troy Grove Presbyterian Church, Troy Grove, 
Illinois. Rev. James R. Smith, '53, delivered the ordination 

After graduating from Union Theological Seminary, Rich- 
mond, Virginia, Herbert McCallum has taken his first post of 
duty as a chaplain at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. 

Walter Menges, Jr., having completed his course at 
Princeton Theological Seminary, has accepted the pastorate of 
the Scotchtown Presbyterian Church in Middletown, New York. 

Preston Mulford received a Bachelor of Laws degree from 
Rutgers University on June 3. 

Ensign and Mrs. William W. Nish ( Margaret Newland ) 
are living in Monterey, California. After graduating from 
Officer Candidate School last spring, Bill began a communica- 
tions course at the Navy postgraduate school in Monterey. 

When Pierce Herbert Parsons received the B.D. degree 
from Louisville Theological Seminary in June, he was given 
the Charles Pratt Field Work Award as the senior doing the 
most outstanding work in the field. He is now Minister of 
Education, Riverside Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Florida. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Paxton (Anne Gates) visited the Col- 
lege briefly on their way from Virginia to Columbia, Missouri, 
where Ben is this year teaching speech and doing graduate 
work at the University of Missouri. 

Richard Ray Rowley was graduated from Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary in May and has taken his first pastorate, 
Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Winifred Schaumburg is now Mrs. Ben T. Welch, San 

Virginia Schwarz, who has been teaching in Greece, is 
this year studying at the University of Wisconsin on a scholar- 

Carroll Stegall, Jr. received the Bachelor of Divinity de- 
gree from Columbia Theological Seminary in May. 

Lambert E. Stewart expects to do graduate work at 
Temple University, Philadelphia. 

Stuart C. Saul is Assistant Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. 

Benjamin E. Sheldon was graduated from Princeton in 
May and is in Korea for three years under the Presbyterian 
Board of Foreign Missions. 

Orval Wintermute is a senior at McCormick Seminary. 
Joy (Parker), '51, is teaching primary grades in a Chicago 

Paul D. Woodbury, Jr. expects to graduate from the 
Westminster Theological Seminary, Westminster, Maryland, in 
January. He and Mrs. Woodbury ( Minnie Highsmith, '51 ) 
are living in the parsonage at Bedford Valley, Pennsylvania 
and serving a circuit of four churches. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Disbrow, ex '50 ( Helen M. Disbrow, 
'50) are living in Berkeley, California. Lewis has entered the 
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Helen is work- 
ing in the office of the Dean of the School of Business Ad- 
ministration at the University of California. 


Jack D. Hancox, ex '50, was awarded tlie Bachelor of 
Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
of Louisville, Kentucky in May. On July 1 lie reported for 
active duty as chaplain in the Navy. He is now at the Navy 
Chaplain's School in Newport, Rhode Island. His wife, Doris 
White Hancox, '49, and daughter are with her parents in 
Williamsport, Tennessee. 

Robert Hal Stanhery, ex '50, is Assistant Pastor of the 
Grosse Pointe Woods Church, Grosse Pointc Woods, Michigan. 
This is his first pastorate. 

Chesley S. Anderson received the M.S. in Ed. degree from 
U.T. last June. This year he is a teacher and assistant coach 
at Farragut High School, Knoxville. 

Carolyn Balch has been appointed instructor in chemistry 
at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. 

Janet Cummings was awarded a fellowship by the National 
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for two months' special study 
during the past summer. She did her work at the Municipal 
Hospital in Pittsburgh, under the direction of Dr. Jessie Wright, 
inventor of the rocking-bed, and also had the opportunity of 
working with Dr. Sauk, who is well known for his research on 
gamma globulin. Janet is now in her third year at North- 
western University Medical School in Chicago and is working 
as an extern at St. Joseph's Hospital. 

James C. Dance received the Master of Science degree 
from the Columbia University School of Library Science in 
February. At that time he accepted a position as head of the 
Psychology Library, one of the departmental libraries which 
comprise the Columbia University Libraries. He will also 
study toward a further degree. 

James R. Dooley is employed at Rich's Inc. in Atlanta, 
Georgia. He is assistant to the Supervisor of Unit Control in 
the store for homes. 

Andy Clark, Bob Neill, '52 and Bob Moser ,'52, all stu- 
dents at Western Seminary, Pittsburgh, were among those who 
spent three months at McCormick Seminary this summer in 
the Ministers-in-Industry project of the Presbyterian Institute 
of Industrial Relations. 

Glen Gage writes that he "has been a civilian since August 
5" (after serving in the United States Marine Corps) and is 
now employed by the E. I. Dupont Co. at their plant just out- 
side Woodbury, New Jersey. 

David Grubbs is doing graduate study in political science 
at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Hazel Holm is at Indiana University on a scholarship 
studying for a master's in social work. 

Mary ( Murt ) Kennedy, who has been in Haines, Alaska 
under the Presbyterian Board of National Missions since gradu- 
ation, is this fall beginning work on the staff of the Second 
Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Illinois. 

Paul S. Kidder is a student at American University in 
Washington, D. C. where he is studying for a master's degree. 
Mr. and Mrs. John Laney (Dorothy Anne Higdon, '51) 
are living in Chester, Pennsylvania, where John is in his last 
year at Crozer Seminary and Dorothy is teaching filth grade 
in a school nearby. 

Bob and Mary (Wills) Larson are living at the Presby- 
terian manse in Springfield, Kentucky, where Bob is serving as 
student pastor. He is a senior at Louisville Presbyterian Semi- 
nary this year. 

Friends will sympathize with Phyllis Jackson Moser and 
her husband in the death of their infant son Peter last winter. 
Mr. Moser is a senior at McCormick Theological Seminary, 
Chicago, and Phyllis is working as secretary of the Presby- 
terian Institute of Industrial Relations. 

Lois Johanson received the M.A. degree from the Assembly 
Training School in Richmond in May ami this year is teaching 

Bible and English at Montreat Preparatory School for Girls, 
Montreat, North Carolina. 

Harriet McClain Lopez writes that her husband has been 
transferred to an Air Force Base in Florida and they are living 
in Orlando. 

Mary Lycrly is still with Delta-C & S Airlines in Atlanta, 
and is taking advantage of her travel opportunities. This 
summer she has been in Nassau, California, Chicago, and 

On July 10, after a four months' training course at New- 
port, Rhode Island, Robert L. Newman received an officer's 
commission in the Navy. 

Mrs. Maynard A. Noble ( Margaret E. Sangster ) writes 
from La Rochelle, France, where Maynard, ex '51, is stationed 
with the Army. Margaret went over on the Queen Elizabeth 
and they were married in July, spent a month traveling by car 
through the continent and the British Isles, and are now in 
France where they expect to be for a year. 

Robert Schwoebel is doing graduate study in history at 
the University of Mississippi. 

William Henry Shields received the degree of Bachelor 
of Laws from the University of Tennessee in June, and was 
admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in July. 

Lt. (j.g. ) James P. Thurston wrote us in July from "at 
sea" on his way to the Far East again. After spending a year 
aboard the carrier Bon Homme Richard he returned to the 
States in January, was married ( see marriages ) in February 
and he and Betty spent five months on the west coast where 
he was "in school." During that time they visited several 
alumni: John ('51) and Mary (Hammelman) Baird, ex '51, 
in San Francisco, Gerald, ex '54, and Grace ( Myers, ex '54 ) 
Knecht at the University of California, and ran into Dan 
Dunbar, ex '53, at Treasure Island. 

William J. Carroll, ex '51, is a chemist for Trojan Powder 
Co. in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he and his wife (Edna 
Burkins, '50) lives. 

Mary Hicks (Mrs. George R. ) Williams, ex '51, received 
a B.S. in nursing at Emory University a year ago and is now 
working in the Blount County Health Office in Maryville. 


J. T. Anderson and his wife Edith Marianne Anderson 
(special student in 1950) are in Germany visiting her family. 
They exject to visit several other countries in Europe before 
returning to this country next spring. J. T. attended the 
Georgetown School of Foreign Service for six months this year. 

Grady Carroll attended summer school at the University 
of North Carolina and began work toward a master's degTee. 
A/3c Robert S. Fuller is stationed at Keesler Air Force Base 
in Mississippi, where he is taking courses in electronics. 

Mrs. Edwin F. George (Betty Roach) spent the month 
of August traveling in Italy. 

Ann Leeder is now teaching in the Woodstock School, 
Landour, Mussoorie, India. 

Annabelle Libby is teaching ninth grade English in the 
Whittier Junior High School of Lorain, Ohio. 

Janice Marion has recently moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, 
where she is secretary to the pastor of the First Presbyterian 

Mary Jo Pribble is employed as Case Reviewer and Visitor 
for the West Virginia Department of Public Assistance in the 
district office located in Parkersburg, West Virginia. 

Bill Robinson is attending Union Theological Seminary in 
New York City where he is working toward a Master's degree 
in Sacred Music. 

Lt. Barbara Roscnsteel has been transferred to the Letter- 
man General Hospital in San Francisco. She visited on the 
campus en route home for a brief furlough before reporting 
for her new assignment. 


Donald Stilwell was ordained a deacon of the Northwest 
Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church this past June. 
He is serving as pastor of a church in Hanna, Indiana, while 
continuing his studies at the Garrett Biblical Institute in 
Evanston, Illinois. His wife ( Helen Sims ) is a dietician at 
the Evanston Hospital. 

Mary Elizabeth Butts, ex '52, was graduated, magna cum 
laude, from the School of Nursing of Vanderbilt University in 
June. She has accepted an appointment, to be effective in 
November, from the Board of National Missions of the Presby- 
terian Church, U.S.A. to the Sage Memorial Hospital in 
Ganado, Arizona. 

The Alumni Office was glad to receive the following news 
items from the members of the Class of 1952 who are at 
McCormick Theological Seminary: 

Claude Cowan, a middler, this summer was supply pastor 
for the area of Birmingham, Alabama. 

Marilyn Edge, now a senior working on an M.A. in 
Church Social Work, taught at a Bible School and two youth 
conferences, and served as a Church Visitor in the Memorial 
Presbyterian Church of Dover, New Jersey. 

Don Gray, a junior, was a social worker in Alton State 
Mental Hospital at Alton, Illinois, this summer. Virginia 
( Cooper ) , ex '53, is teaching first grade at Roselle, Illinois. 
Katherine Blackburn McNiel is employed as a histological 
technician at the Chicago Medical School. Paul, '50, a senior 
at McCormick, participated in the Ministers-in-Industry pro- 
gram this summer. 

Russ Owens, a middler, worked during the summer at 
Eugene Dietzgen Company, Chicago, where Evelyn (Smith), 
'51, is employed. 

Charles Schwenke, a middler, this summer preached at 
Three churches in a larger parish and taught at two Bible 

Ralph Thiesse, a middler, acted as supply pastor and 
worked as a research technician at the American Gas Associ- 
ation Laboratories in Cleveland. 

Kennedy Upham was employed for the summer at the 
American Can Company, Chicago. Joy ( Hickman ) worked as 
an interviewer at Merit Coil and Transformer Corp., Chicago, 
and this fall entered McCormick to work for an M.A. is 
Christian Education. 

Charles Blackburn has entered the Navy; he is at the 
Naval Air Base in Pensacola, Florida. 
Emma Augusta Newman ( Mrs. David A. ) Clemens, of 
the Class of 1885, died in June, 1953, at Boise, Idaho, at the 
age of ninety-two. So far as is known, she was the earliest 
living graduate. She was a native of Jefferson County, Ten- 
nessee. In 1903, she married a classmate, Rev. David A. 
Clemens, who died in 1927. For many years she lived in 
Caldwell, Idaho, but in recent years had made her home in 
Boise. She is survived by a brother, John Grant Newman, '88, 
a sister, Edith Newman Stoffell, '00, and other relatives. 

According to the Alumni Office's records, Mrs. Clemens' 
death leaves as the earliest living graduates two members of 
the Class of 1886— Mrs. Edward Swabey (Clara Lyon Bartlett) 
and William Walter Hastings. 

Anna Lee McCall, Prep. '03, died July 23, 1953, in Knox- 
ville. She was seventy-two years old. Miss McCall had 
taught in Knox and Blount County schools, and was very active 
in church work. She is survived by a sister, Jennie McCall, 
Prep. '06, and a brother. 

Rev. Paul R. Dickie, '04, died this summer in Pasadena, 
California. He was a minister of the Reformed Church in 
America, and for many years before his retirement was pastor 
of the Bethany Memorial Church in New York City. He is 
survived by his wife. 

Ida G. Stanton, '12, died June 5, 1953, in Douglas, 
Arizona. After her graduation from Maryville, she attended 
the University of Tennessee, the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia, and the University of Mexico. Her teaching experience 
included four years in the Philippine Islands and twenty years 
in the city schools of Douglas. She retired five years ago. 
She is survived by two brothers, one of whom is William O. 
Stanton, Prep. '12. 

Dr. Robert S. Gamon, '17, died suddenly last spring while 
attending a medical convention in Atlantic City. His home 
was in Camden, New Jersey, where he was senior surgeon at 
Cooper Hospital. He was a Fellow of the American College 
of Surgeons, and was consulting surgeon for many industrial 
firms in the Camden area. He is survived by his wife and 
two children. 

Lillian Jackson ( Mrs. Frank ) Rosa, '28, was killed in an 
automobile accident on July 18, 1953. Mr. Rosa, '27, was 
injured seriously but not critically. Three children also survive. 
Their home is in Montgomery, Alabama. Rev. James L. Jack- 
son, '23, is her brother. 

Vennor Lowry, '32, died July 11, 1953, in Maryville, after 
a brief illness. He was forty-five years old. He had recently 
returned to Maryville after living for several years in Alabama 
where he was manager of various Kress stores. He is survived 
by his wife, his mother, and a brother, Henry Lowry, '33. 

Joseph Whitner McCaslin, ex '44, died in August at the 
age of thirty. He left Maryville College because of ill health 
and had not been well since. However, he still hoped to enter 
the ministry and this year had enrolled in seminary; but he 
became ill and returned to his home in Sanford, Florida. His 
father is Dr. Herbert H. McCaslin, Prep. '07, and his uncle is 
Dr. Robert H. McCaslin, '03. 

Louise Masters (Mrs. G. Edward) Scott, '52, died on July 
31, 1953, in Richmond, Virginia, of a brain tumor. Louise 
and Ed were married last December and lived in Maryville 
until Ed's graduation in May, when they moved to Richmond 
and he entered Union Theological Seminary. 

Gerald Eugene Williams, '52, was killed accidentally on 
June 6, 1953, in Alcoa. Since graduation he had been study- 
ing at the University of Tennessee and held a graduate as- 
sistantship in mathematics. He is survived by his parents. 


The Classes of 1904, 1914, 1924, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944 
and 1949 are the scheduled reunion classes this year. Since 
no word has been received in the Alumni Office of any definite 
plans by any of these classes, the persons listed below have 
been asked to serve as contact secretaries. They would like 
to hear from other members of their classes as to their interest 
in planning for active reunions. 

1904-Mrs. A. E. McCulloch (Freddie Goddard) 

Oakland Apts., Melvin Road, Maryville 
1914-Mrs. S. E. Crawford (Irma Hall) 

P. O. Box 284, Maryville 
1924-Dr. Verton M. Queener 

Maryville College, Maryville 
1929-Mrs. Edward Lyle (Edna McCamy) 

310 Indiana Avenue, Maryville 
and Mr. Harold ("Tillie") Bird 

P. O. Box 406, Maryville 
1934-Mrs. Herbert R. Dodd (Thelma lies) 

307 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
1939— Mrs. James Howard Schwam (Sara Fay Kittrell) 

20 Crest Road, Maryville 
1944_Mrs. Albert Dockter, Jr. (Dorothy Gredig) 

871 Poplar Street, Alcoa 
1949-Mrs. William F. Proffitt (Vera Lusk) 

Louisville Pike, Maryville 



Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Woodward (Elizabeth Campbell, 
'29), their second child, a daughter, Anna Elizabeth, December 
12, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. James O. Bell (Betty Bacon, '34), an 
adopted son, James Bacon, horn August 3, 19.52. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Samuel Kiser, '35, a son, in July, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mattesheard (Dolores Burchette, 
'35), a son, David William, February 8, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. J. Lawrence Driskill (Lillian Cassel, '37), 
their second child, a daughter, Mary Lillian, September 17, 
1952, in Japan. 

Mr. and Mrs. Romulus Meares, '37 (Lucile Goyne, ex 
'41), a daughter, Elizabeth Price, September 21, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Thames, '39 ( Mary Sue Waters, 
ex '40), a daughter, Virginia Carol, August 17, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert Lamar Lucero, '39 (Ruth Raulston, 
'40), their fourth child, a son, Fred D., May 1, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Ralph Daniels (Jessie Curtis, '40), a 
son, Ivan Van Nosdall, March 21, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. George L. Hunt, '40 (Mary Alice Minear, 
ex '41), an adopted son, Laurence Minear, born March 11, 
1952, and adopted June 13, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Boydson H. Baird, '41, their second and 
third children, Frank Weldon and Ann Hubbart, August 25, 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward McMillan (Betty Moore, '41), a 
daughter, Jean, August 18, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius M. Nicely, '41, their first child, a son, 
Julius Martin III, June 2, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. Roland Tapp, '41 (Helen Pratt, '42), their 
third child, a son, Neil Alan, August 23, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Brooks Smith ( Berneice Tontz, '41), an 
adopted son, Richard Warfield, age three months. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Norman Hooker, '42 ( Ila Goad, '41), 
a son, Henry Clay, in July, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Crawford, '43 (Dorothy Jobes, ex 
'43), their second child, a daughter, Serena Ann, June 12, 

Dr. and Mrs. Virgil LeQuire, '43, their second child, a 
son, Paul Shields, May 26, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B. Pratt, '43, their second 
daughter, Melinda Hazel, January 24, 1953. 

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Sweeney, '43 (Viola James, ex 
'43), their second son, David Michael, August 4, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Williams, Jr. ( Ruth Stribling, '43), 
their first child, a daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth, June 15, 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jamieson (Betty Ballard, '45), their 
third child, a son, John Ballard, August 15, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Seel, '45 (Jean Almy, '48), their 
second child, a son, Robert "Robin" James, August 4, 1953. 

1st Lt. and Mrs. Robert E. L. Nesbitt (Verne Allen Fee- 
back, ex '46), a daughter, Marcia Evans, April 6, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd C. Shue, '46 (Elizabeth Snead, '40), 
their first child, a daughter, Nancy Anne, July 17, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garza (Mary Ruth Barber, '47), their 
first child, a son, Roger Allen, September 23, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Hurd (Geneva Jo Robertson, '47), 
their first child, a daughter, Lily Kathryn, August 21, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parkinson, '47 (Joan Liddell, '47), 
a son. Ralph Thomas, Jr., April 19, 1953. 

Lt. and Mrs. Walter J. Zarnowski (Ruth Broadhead, '47), 
their second child, a daughter, Janet Kay, July 3, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Henry, '49, their third child, a son, 
Michael Pleas, August 10, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. Carl M. Lazenby, '49 ( Mildred Linnea 
Johnson, '50), their second child, a daughter, Deborah Joyce, 
September 11, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baldwin Lucas, '49 ( Dorothy Shields 
Long, '48), their first child, a daughter, Malinda Ann, June 
27, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. Donald Floyd Taylor, '49, a daughter, Janet 
Eileen, September 5, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Torrey, '49 ( Marilyn Hartpence, 
'48), their second child, a daughter, March 18, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Bennett, '50 ( Ilda Mosby, '49), 
their second daughter, Rebecca Ann, June 16, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkins (Ruth Heaps, '50), a 
daughter, Karen Elaine, March 14, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Chambers, '50, a son, Thomas Ivan, 
April 14, 1953. 

Lt. and Mrs. Robert Mac Law, ex '50 ( Margarette An- 
drews, '49), their first child, a daughter, Stephanie Anne, April 
17, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lugo (Jane McCullough, '50), 
their first child, a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, September 10, 

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Allen Anderson, '51, a daughter, 
Debra Lynn, August 8, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bursey (June Elaine Spaulding, 
'51), a son, Charles Dean, December 16, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Greaser, '52, a son, Michael Ralph, 
June 8, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McClure, Jr. (Margaret Shields 
McCIure, '52), their first child, a son, William Thomas III, 
September 8, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Theron H. Burchfield, '53, their first child, 
a son, Daniel Cleveland, July 24, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Newberry, '53 (Christine Stephens, 
ex '52), a daughter, Pamela Kay, May 6, 1953. 

Ensign and Mrs. S. Raymond Rose, Jr., '53, (Peggy Points, 
ex '54), their first child, a son, July 28, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stout (Barbara Paine, ex '53), a 
son, Richard Derris, June 8, 1953. 


President Lloyd recently received a letter from Mr. Tam- 
isaburo Sugimoto, who spent about eight weeks in the fall of 
1951 at Maryville College and will be remembered by all 

students enrolled that se- 
mester. He is General Secre- 
tary of the Meiji Gakuin 
College, a Christian college 
and high school of 3,500 stu- 
g— , . dents in Tokyo. He writes: 

Wp "Though it is more than one 

* I ^^A year since I came home, I 

j can clearly remember the 
happy days in Maryville . . . 
| At times, I talk with Mr. 
Watanabe about you and 
Maryville College. Bob Barker ('46) has been in Kyoto 
(ancient capital, about eight hours by express from Tokyo), 
but he is coming back shortly to teach in our college. Then 
I shall have two friends here with whom I can talk of Mary- 
ville. ... I am enclosing pictures of our kids. These were 
taken with my camera which I bought at a store in Maryville." 



The Annual Alumni Dinner and business meeting was 
held in Pearsons Dining Hall Saturday, May 16, with retiring 
President Carl M. Storey, '31, presiding. The slate of officers 
presented by the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, 
H. F. Lamon, Jr., '40, was unanimously elected and is as fol- 
lows: President— James Nicholas Proffitt, M. D., '38; Vice 
President— Charles Clinton Parvin, '52; Recording Secretary— 
Winifred L. Painter, '15; as members of the Executive Commit- 
tee, to serve three years- Betty Crawford (Mrs. James B.) 
Cornett, '50; Linton Loy Lane, '32; and Tom James West, ex 

The report of the Executive Committee was read by Miss 
Painter, Recording Secretary. Below is given the financial 
report for the year ending May 31, 1953: 

Balance on hand, May 31, 1952 $ 821.98 

Dues 1,951.00 

Barbecue and Alumni Dinner tickets 678.65 



Office supplies and postage 438.24 

New typewriter for office 163.45 

Toward office secretary's salary 200.00 

October 1952 and April 1953 

issues of Bulletin 1,326.34 

Homecoming and Alumni Day Dinner 636.79 


Balance on hand, May 31, 1953 $ 686.81 

Tear out, fill in, and return with your check, money 
order, cash to The Alumni Office, Maryville College, Maryville, 

Enclosed is my gift ( income tax deductible ) 
in the amount of $ 

for dues 

for Living Endowment (unrestricted 
current use) 

for Chapel Fund 



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