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FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY
22nd Annual Observance
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1954
( Special dispatch to the ALUMNI NEWS )
Hurricane Hazel was unable to be present for Homecoming, but she made
a few vicious side-swipes at the goings-on. The Parade was a chilly affair but
it was the barbecue that really caught it. After six weeks of dry weather, just
as about three hundred and fifty hardy souls were beginning to work on their
steaming hot coffee and delicious barbecue, the heavens opened, the dry spell
was over, and a lot of alumni caught the sniffles. It was fun, though, and
nobody seemed to mind.
The Founders' Day exercises in the new Chapel were extremely impressive.
Mrs. J. R. Salsbury, of Kansas City, Mo., President of the Presbyterian Women's
Organizations in the United States, addressed the convocation on the subject
"What's in a Name."
The day's festivities ended in a thrilling 14-14 tie football game under the
lights with our arch rival, Emory and Henry. (The rain had stopped and the
spectators by that time had nothing to fight but the shivering cold. )
THE SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
10:30 a.m.— Founders' Day Service (Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel)
3:00 p.m.— Homecoming Day Parade
5:45 p.m.— Homecoming Barbecue on the Baseball Field
8:00 p.m.— Football game under the lights with Emory and Henry
May 14, Saturday — Alumni Day
May 15, Sunday — Baccalaureate Day
May 16, Monday — Commencement Day
OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
President Edwin J. Best, '36
Vice-President Mrs. David L. McArthur, '35
Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, '15
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.
Class of 1957: Dr. Henry A. Callaway, ex '17; E. C. Crow, '30; Mrs. W. C. Frishe, '36.
MARYVILLE COtLEGE BULLETIN
Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President
Vol. LIII October, 1954 No. 5
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, 1917, authorized February 10, 1919.
Front Cover — Impressive picture of the Colonnade of the new Chapel-Theatre, named in honor of Dr. Samuel Tyndale Wilson.
Rear Cover — View of the new Chapel-Theatre from the tower of Anderson Hall.
EDWIN J. BEST, PRESIDENT OF THE MARYVILLE
COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Graduated from Maryville College in 1936, Mr. Best was
associated witli the TVA for several years thereafter. He was
granted leave of absence in 1941 to do graduate work at
Harvard University. Tlie outbreak of World War II abruptly
terminated his studies. He was in the Armed Forces from
1942-46 and in the recent Korean crisis was again called to
active duty. He holds the rank of Major in the U. S. Army
With the exceptions noted, Mr. Best has been continuously
in the employ of the TVA. He is a Budget Analyst in Knox-
ville. In 1938, he married Leone Ann Brown, a classmate in
the Class of '36. They have a son, Edwin J. Best, Jr.
Dear Maryville College Alumnus:
Now that Homecoming Day is over, the barbecue consumed, and the wild and woolly 14-14 tie with
Emory and Henry is a matter of history, we alumni have a natural inclination to relax, awaiting an invita-
tion to the Alumni banquet next spring. But I doubt that we really want a winter of Alumni inactivity,
particularly when there is a job that we are uniquely qualified to perform. In other words, to paraphrase
an old recruiting poster- MARYVILLE COLLEGE NEEDS YOU!
In your home community, there are openings for part-time representatives of Maryville College. How
many are needed in each community depends entirely upon how many Maryville graduates are in it. We
need all of you, wherever you are, to sell Maryville College to parents and to prospective students.
The Executive Committee of the Alumni Association has begun to lay plans for enlisting the support of
all graduates in presenting Maryville College to young men and women who are beginning to think about
choosing a college. We are certain that we can render a great service to our communities and our college
by advertising Maryville. We put the question to you: Would you be willing to recommend Maryville
College to a High School student with a choice to make? Maryville always needs more students. Will you
heli) recruit them by serving as a local representative?
A second challenge before us is the strengthening of our Alumni regional organizations. There are less
than a dozen active Maryville College Clubs in the United States. More are needed. These clubs are ex-
cellent extensions of Maryville College. We hope that during the year ahead more regional clubs can be
organized and that all of them can develop active programs in the interest of student recruitment.
Your siiuucstions will be of great value to the Executive Committee in the formulation ot detailed plans.
When these plans are further developed, we shall tell you what you can do. In the meantime, let's all sell
With best wishes,
Edwin J. Best
President of Alumni Association
President Lloyd's Page
DEAR ALUMNI FRIENDS:
( 1 ) This Letter. For a good many years now the Alumni
Issue of the Maryville College Bulletin, each fall and each
spring, has granted me the privilege of writing for this page
whatever I might wish to say to Maryville College alumni. It
is a real privilege, both because communication between the
president and the alumni of a college is necessary and natural,
and because it is my good fortune to know most of you
Yet, to write a page which will be really valuable and
fresh in view of all the other pages in this magazine is no easy
privilege or assignment. There is no need to make it a news
letter, for other pages carry news. There is no need for
descriptions of special events and plans of the College because
specific articles cover them. So, this page is designed for
comments and underscorings on a few of the matters which
are important at the time.
(2) Moderatorial Schedules: Needless to say, the year
between May, 1954 and May, 1955, is for me unlike any of
its predecessors— or its successors. There has gradually de-
veloped in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. a tradition
and a general expectation that produce an almost continuous
speaking and conference schedule for the Moderator of the
General Assembly. This very letter is being written in the
Chicago Airport between planes enroute to Denver, Colorado.
However, it is a year of rich personal experiences, and I
sincerely pray that it will be a productive one for both the
Church and the College. I deeply appreciate the confidence
and good will of all who at the General Assembly in Detroit
last May felt I might render a service of some value as
Moderator this year. Perhaps when the year is over, I may
write for Maryville alumni an informal story of the year.
(3) An Ecumenical Summer would be an accurate title
so far as my own experience is concerned. For the two weeks
beginning July 25, I was not only a delegate but Chairman of
the Program Committee at the 17th General Council of the
World Presbyterian Alliance meeting in Princeton. Then,
after four or five days back at the College, I was in Evanston
for three weeks as a delegate to the Second Assembly of the
World Council of Churches and as a member of the old and
new Central Committees which met before and after the
These meetings constituted a great experience this year,
as they did in 1948; but it is probably fortunate that they
come only at intervals of five or six years. Of course, church
summer assemblies began for me much earlier than July— the
General Assemblies of the U.S.A. (Detroit) and the U.S.
(Montreat) Churches, the Presbyterian Women's National
Meeting at Purdue, and Synods of Mid-South, New Jersey, and
North Carolina. At all of these one meets many courtesies and
many personal friends of Maryville College.
(4) Church Union also is a special concern this year.
As all Presbyterian alumni will know, the General Assemblies
of the three largest American Presbyterian bodies ( Presbyterian,
U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.; and United Presbyterian) approved
a Plan of Union and sent it down to the presbyteries for vote.
I have served as Chairman of the joint committee which pre-
pared the plan. By spring the vote will be in. At the present
time, we expect it to be favorable in the U.S.A. and U.P.
Churches, and hope it may be so in the U.S. (Southern)
Church, where there is organized opposition endeavoring to
(5) The New Enrolment Policy, of which I am writing
on another page, has made a good start in practice; and I
trust will have the encouragement and support of alumni. The
ideals of freedom, justice, equal opportunity, and Christian
brotherhood are part of the Maryville Spirit.
(6) The Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel was dedicated
on May 16, 1954, as described on another page, and is in daily
use even though still not completely furnished. It is a
magnificent building. I wish to appeal earnestly to all alumni
to make the completing of the Chapel fund a priority until
the task is finished.
( 7 ) Our Enrolment is not back to normal yet after the
post-war inflation and deflation. You, who are alumni, are
our principal recruiting staff; hence, I pass on this report.
Heartiest good wishes.
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Here is a picture of an unusual group of church notables
gathered together recently to honor Maryville College on the
occasion of Homecoming Day celebration on the campus. A
miniature "Who's Who" of the Presbyterian Church in the
USA, the picture includes the following:
Seated, left to right:
MRS. F. A. GRIFFITTS, Maryville, Tenn., president of Union
MRS. ROBERT D. ELLY, Birmingham, Ala., president of
Synodical Society of Mid-South
MRS. J. R. SALSBURY, Kansas City, Mo., president of Nation-
al Council of Women's Organizations
DR. RALPH WALDO LLOYD, Maryville, Tennessee, Mod-
erator of the General Assembly
MRS. W. VERNE BUCHANAN, New Philadelphia, Ohio,
former president of the National Council of Women's Or-
MRS. PAUL MOSER, New York City, former president of the
National Council of Women's Organizations
MR. D. W. PROFFITT, Maryville, Tenn., former president of
the National Council of Presbyterian Men
Standing, left to right:
MISS CLARA JOE MINARIK, Tucson, Arizona, former presi-
dent of the National Council of Westminster Fellowship
MISS MARGARET SHANNON, New York City, Secretary of
the Board of Foreign Missions, former contact secretary of
the National Council of Women's Organizations
MRS. D. W. PROFFITT, Maryville, Tenn., member of the
Board of Christian Education and former member of the
Executive Committee of the National Council of Women's
REV. DR. DONALD A. SPENCER, Chattanooga, Tennessee,
Moderator of the Synod of Mid-South
REV. DR. JOSEPH J. COPELAND, Knoxville, Tennessee,
member of the Board of Christian Education
MR. JOE C. GAMBLE, Maryville, Tennessee, chairman of the
Board of Directors of Maryville College
Dr. Lloyd, class of 1915, is the President of Maryville
College and a member of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Paul
Moser, Mr. D. W. Proffitt, class of 1916, Miss Margaret Shan-
non, Hon. LL.D, Maryville 1947, Dr. Donald A. Spencer, Dr.
Joseph J. Copeland, and Mr. Joe C. Gamble, class of 1926
are also members of the Board of Directors of Maryville Col-
lege. Mrs. F. A. Griffitts, class of 1932, is the wife of a
professor at the college and Miss Clara Joe Minarik is a sopho-
more at Maryville. Mrs. D. W. Proffitt was graduated in 1916.
President Ralph W. Lloyd, of Maryville College, was
elected Moderator of the 166th General Assembly of the Pres-
byterian Church in the U.S.A. The Assembly met in Detroit,
Michigan, May 20-26. His term of office is for one year or
until his successor is elected. The next ( 167th ) General As-
sembly will convene in Los Angeles on May 19, 1955, and a
new Moderator will be elected on that day.
The nominating and seconding speeches for Dr. Lloyd
were made by two Maryville graduates - Mr. David W. Proffitt,
'16, and Rev. Dr. Earle W. Crawford, '35. Dr. Lloyd had been
officially endorsed by his own Presbytery of Union.
The speaking and ecclesiastical demands are such as to
fill a large proportion of his time, but he spends such days
as he can at the College and keeps in touch while away.
SYNOD OF MID SOUTH
OBSERVES MARYVILLE COLLEGE DAY
On Sunday, October 10, the two hundred and thirty-six
churches in the five-state area comprising the Synod of Mid-
South joined forces in observing Maryville College Day.
Pastors in the various churches and speakers from the College
spoke for the cause of the Christian College in America and
for Maryville in particular.
Impetus for the observance came from the action of the
Presbyterian Women's Organizations in selecting the new dor-
mitory for women as their project for Opportunity Giving for
1954. At the meeting of Synod in June, this program was
endorsed and made the basis for the Maryville College Day
It is impossible at this early date to evaluate the effects of
the day's events. Newspapers all over the South carried the
story of the tribute to Maryville and the reception given to
guest speakers was very encouraging.
Dr. Donald A. Spencer, pastor of the Second Presbyterian
Church of Chattanooga and Moderator of the Synod of Mid-
South, served with Dr. Joseph J. Copeland, pastor of the
Second Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, as co-chairman.
Maryville College Day was another significant event in
the last twelve-month period that has produced an impressive
number of outstanding honors for the College.
THE FIFTY YEAR CLASS
Five of the thirteen members of the Class of 1904 are
living. Only two, however, were able to be present for their
fifty-year reunion: Mrs. A. E. McCulloch (Freddie Goddard),
who lives in Maryville and whose husband was long a leading
jeweler here; and Dr. Henry J. Bassett, Professor of Latin at
Maryville College from 1905 to 1920 and Professor at South-
western, Memphis, at the time of his retirement a few years
ago. Dr. Bassett is not well but was able to appear briefly at
the Graduation Exercises to receive his Fifty-Year Certificate.
The other three living members of the Class arc Mr.
Marion Bertram Hunter, of Warsaw, New York; Miss Grace
Eleanor McReynolds, of Maryville; and Colonel Joseph Ben-
jamin Pate, of Atlanta.
THE 1954 COMMENCEMENT
The 1954 Commencement will be remembered in the
years to come as the first in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson
Chapel. Daily chapel had been held in the chapel auditorium
since the February Meetings, but the other parts of the build-
ing had not been completed. By working around the clock
after the workmen moved out, the stage crew and electricians
were ready for the Commencement Play on Friday night of
Commencement Week. The play chosen to inaugurate the
theater and to fit into the dedication program of the building
was a play with a religious theme, "Family Portrait," a story
of the family of Jesus. It was movingly presented, and the
theater itself was very exciting.
The other events of Commencement Week took place in
the chapel auditorium — Senior Class Chapel, the Baccalaure-
ate Service, Commencement Vespers, and the Graduation
Exercises. The Class of 1954 numbers 118; a report of their
present activities is given elsewhere in this issue.
President Lloyd's Baccalaureate Sermon theme was "En-
large the Place of Your Tent" (Isaiah 54:2). The Commence-
ment Address was given by President Robert Worth Frank of
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, on the theme: "On
Being Mature." The Commencement Vesper Sermon on Bac-
calaureate Sunday was preached by Rev. Dr. John A. Gates,
formerly on the Maryville faculty, now Professor of Philosophy
and Bible at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, whose
son David was in the graduating class. His theme was "Where
Is the Wise Man?"
Kinsler Lamont Smith
The honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was awarded
to three alumni:
Francis Kinsler, '25, Presbyterian missionary in Korea.
Robert James Lamont, '41, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., and member of the General Council
of the Presbyterian Church in the USA.
James Rhodes Smith, '35, one time Executive Secretary of
the Alumni Association and now pastor of Graystone Presby-
terian Church, Knoxville.
The Chapel proved to be excellent for these college events.
The stage was designed to be very large so that at Commence-
ment there would be room for the faculty and choir without
the uncomfortable crowding of the old Chapel. The auditorium
seats 1150, exclusive of those on the platform, which means
that for most events everyone who comes can be accom-
modated. And the outdoor court, colonnade, and terrace are
ideal for people to gather after such an event as the Graduation
Exercises - for greeting old friends, visiting with acquaintances,
picture taking, "milling around."
The first wedding in the new building was held Com-
mencement afternoon in the Little Chapel, even though the
room was not finished or furnished. The Little Chapel, which
will seat about 75, was planned especially for worship services
of groups too small for the large chapel, for private devotions,
weddings, and the like.
CLASS REUNIONS - 1954
The Class of 1924
More than half of the members of the class of 1924 at-
tended the thirty-year reunion. Those present were: Thelma
Adair Gander, Paul "Army" Armstrong, Mary Broady Heald,
Grace Brown Ross, Hugh Clabough, Floyd Corry, Hugh
Coulter, Cecil Crow, Dorothy Dickerson, Dollie Enoch John-
ston, Tom Greenlee, John Hall, Jim Hardin, Lois Alice Johnson
Sloan, Sarah Kiskadden Howell, Mason Mann, Margaret Mc-
Kinney Rives, Malcolm Miles, John Nuchols, "Bumpous"
Owens, Christine Painter Richmond, Charles Partee, Verton
Queener, Alma Regnemer Harmon, Mary Robison Bevan,
Bertha Russell, Lynn Russell Copeland, Irene Sharp Burchfield,
Guy Sneed, Vashti Thweatt Taylor, Cecil Timblin, Charles and
Blanche ( Moore ) Wathen.
All were housed in a motel near the campus, practically
taking it over. On Friday night Jim Hardin brought a national
champion Drum and Bugle Corps down from Greeneville to
play in our honor.
On Saturday there was luncheon at Kinsel Springs - "Sun-
shine" in our day. In the evening we were together at the
Alumni banquet; "Army" was in good form in his response.
After the banquet we gathered at the home of Joe Gamble, '26,
for more "talk".
On Sunday, after attending the Baccalaureate service, we
had a picnic lunch in the Y. W. rooms in Thaw Hall.
There was great fellowship and good fun on all these
occasions. Many letters came from those who could not be with
us, and these were read at our Saturday luncheon.
Three members of the class of '54 were children of mem-
bers of our class: Mary James Bevan, Ann Taylor, and Hazel
Timblin. Quite a few were bragging about grandchildren.
Mason Mann is the "groom" of the class, having been married
only four years. Floyd Corry is certainly the most distin-
guished looking '24er.
We are already making plans for another reunion in 19.59.
The Class of 1929
On May 15, 1954 some forty members of the Class of '29
officially met on the Maryville Campus to celebrate the twenty-
fifth anniversary of our graduation. Some of us came for the
first time since that event and others had been more or less
regular attendants through the years.
Most of us congregated in front of the new chapel soon
after the Chapel hour and renewed acquaintances and remi-
nisced with "Brownie" who always makes us forget that so
many years have intervened since certain events transpired
(which we shall not mention here). About thirty-nine of our
ninety-eight put in an appearance in the course of the day.
At noon we were the guests of Sena ( McCurry ) and Earl
Wilkinson at an outdoor picnic lunch. All of the faculty who
were at the College during our schooldays were special guests
and with our families made a total of seventy-five, at least.
We spent the afternoon visiting familiar places and calling
on old friends in the vicinity until four o'clock when we were
invited by Edna McCamy Lyle and Sarah Moore Traylor to
an informal tea at Edna's home where we continued the pro-
cess of "catching up" on the news of what various people were
doing who could not be with us.
We repaired to Pearsons Dining-room where in the course
of the program of the evening our most able president, Dr.
Florian Hopkins, introduced: Mary Cohron Boswell, Anna Lou
Miller McAmis, Betty Jane Sharp Harold, Algie Sutton, David
and Ruth Weese Marston, Beatrice Green, Mary Fitzgerald
Kennedy, Alice Pratt, James Cox, Rev. Albert Tull, Eugene
Gabbard, Ada Belle Campbell Howard, Rugh McClelland, Vir-
ginia Sting Thomas, Roger and Ruth Rusk, Ralph Lawson, Fan-
cher Smart! C.alhraith, Ruth Lockmiller Snyder, Billy Craw-
ford, Walter Headrick, Ben Prince, Mary Louisa Rodgcrs, Evelyn
Sherard Roe, Vlnny Smithson New, Mildred Taylor Harsh-
barger, Norman and Jane Sherrill Vaughn, Arta ("Pud") Wat-
kins Hall, Earl Wilkinson, Walter Williams, Inez Burns, Nellie
Caldwell Morton, Earl Keller, Edna McCamy Lyle, Sarah
Moore Traylor, and Anna Rowe Templin Storey.
After the Banquet we adjourned to the lounge in the new
(to us at least) Fine Arts Center, where fortified by coffee
served by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bird, Inez Burns, and Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Storey, we visited to a late hour since most of us
would not be able to get together again until a later "reunion"
Other Class Reunions
The Class of 1934 at their twentieth reunion:
First row, I. to r. — Maisie Thomas Tunnell, Maurine Willocks Sweitzer,
Clifford Withers Walker, Ercelle Hunter Snyder
Second row — Lucille Swafford Johnson, Mary Sloane Welsh, Jasmine
Orr, Helen Mahan Payne, Katherine Wayland, Thelma lies
Dodd, Herbert Dodd
Third row — Mrs. Herbert P. Dunning, Ernest Coldwell, Frances Massey,
Viola Lightfoot, Margaret Edith Cooley LeQuire
Back row — E. E. McCurry, T. Madison Byar, Mrs. E. E. McCurry,
Herbert P. Dunning, Randolph Shields, Arta Grace Hope
Shields, Mrs. Andrew Alexander, Andrew L. Alexander
The class of 1934 had twenty members present for its
twenty-year reunion. They enjoyed a picnic lunch at Willard
House (formerly the President's Home) on the campus, where
Frances Massey, Dean of Women and member of the class,
lives. Thelma lies Dodd was chairman of arrangements for
The class of 1939 had a picnic at the home of Sara Fay
Kittrell Schwam; Mary Jo Husk was co-chairman or arrange-
The class of 1944 met for luncheon at Niles Kerry Grill,
then toured the new Chapel and Fine Arts buildings, and later
gathered at the home of Dorothy ( Credig ) and Al Dockter.
The class of 1949 celebrated the fifth anniversary of its
graduation with a luncheon at the Niles Ferry Grill. Vera
( Lusk ) and Bill Proffitt were co-chairmen of arrangements.
CLASS REUNIONS IN 1955
The classes scheduled for reunions in May, 1955 are: 1905,
1915, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, and 1950.
The Alumni Office will be glad to assist the president (or
someone appointed as reunion chairman ) of each of these
classes by providing a mailing list of the class. It has been
observed that early planning is essential to a successful reunion.
NEW ADMISSIONS PRACTICE
On August 11, 1954, Maryville College released to the
press a statement which began as follows:
"In the August issue of the Maryville College Bulletin,
just mailed to students and faculty, President Ralph W. Lloyd
makes the following announcement of enrollment policy: "The
Directors of Maryville College have taken action reestablishing
the College's policy of accepting qualified students without re-
gard to race and color'."
In our first semester under this re-established policy, there
are six Negro students enrolled, four girls and two boys, with
one girl and one boy living in the dormitories. Their integra-
tion into the life and work of the campus has gone forward
Students of many races and countries have attended Mary-
ville College in all periods of its long history, and prior to 1901
some of these were of the Negro race. In 1901, however, the
State of Tennessee, which had long had certain segregation
laws touching public schools, enacted additional legislation
making it illegal, under penalty of fine and imprisonment, for
"white and colored persons (of African descent) to attend
the same school, academy, college, or other place of learning"
or for anyone to allow them to do so or to instruct them to-
gether. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have had
general school segregation laws, of which the Tennessee statute,
enacted on March 13, 1901, is one of the most inclusive and
On May 28, 1901, the Directors of Maryville College,
forced to decide whether the College should enroll white or
Negro students, took the following action:
"In compliance with the present law of the State, it is
voted that from September 1, 1901, only white (non-Negro)
students be admitted to Maryville College."
Since a choice had to be made, this was, of course, the
inevitable one, for the ratio of white to Negro students had
always been more than twenty to one.
Only now, after a half century, are institutions in Ten-
nessee freed from this restriction. During the past decade,
U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting several states, including
Tennessee, required various tax-supported graduate and pro-
fessional schools to accept Negro as well as white students,
and one state, Kentucky, relaxed its law; but the first general
decision toward the ending of compulsory segregation in schools
was that of May 17, 1954.
The President of the College, who is the writer of this
report, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Attorney-
Joe C. Gamble ( '26 ) , compiled information about the laws, the
history of Maryville College, and the actions of important
church and educational bodies, and transmitted a summary of
it to each Director of the College, under authorization and in-
struction given by the Directors at their Spring Meeting on
May 19, two days after the unanimous decision of the U.S.
Supreme Court. With this data we sent a list of ten "Deter-
mining Factors" (pro and con), and recommended the action
reported at the beginning of this article. All thirty-five Direc-
tors participated in the vote which Overwhelmingly adopted
I think the basic grounds for the action were the opinion
that it is now legal, the conviction that it is right and in accord
with the will of Christ, and tin- belief that a church-related
Christian college should lead rather than follow the tax-sup-
It was fully realized by all that admitting Negro students
would he criticized by many good people, including some
alumni; but we are confident that most who consider all the
(acts will respect the sincerity ami informed judgment of Mary-
ville's distinguished Board of Directors and able Faculty. So
far we have heard far more approval than disapproval.
This prompt and courageous step by Maryville College is
in harmony with declarations of principle and policy by the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and
of its Synod of Mid-South (to which the College is organically
related); by the General Convention of the Southern Baptist
Church; by the National Council of Churches; by the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (Southern);
by the Holston Conference of the Methodist Church (in whose
bounds Maryville is located); and all other principal church
bodies which have met since the Supreme Court's decision.
All have voted approval of that decision and called on institu-
tions and churches to eliminate discrimination and segregation
based on race or color.
- Ralph Waldo Lloyd
Sophia Masterson, '28, to Henderson M. Crowder, April
11, 1954, in Fountain City, Tennessee.
Mary C. Gamble, '33, to Fordyce L. Waldo, August 19,
1954, in South Pasadena, California.
Ruth Bigler, '40, to Percy Pomeroy, in May, 1953.
Kathryn Estes Treadwell, '42, to Robert A. Nix, September
Ann Elizabeth Horton, '44, to Ralph Edward Dorn, June
26, 1954, in Potter, Wisconsin.
Rev. Robert S. Barker, '46, to Kiyoko Tatsuzawa, August
10, 1954, in Kyoto, Japan.
Carolyn Bowman, '49, to Dr. Marshall Hughes Carrier, Jr.,
June 5, 1954, in Memphis, Tennessee.
John A. Baxter, '50, to Joan Susan Cieslinski, June 24,
Webster Fue, '50, to Mary Jo Smith, July 5, 1954, in
Raymond Packard, '50, to Hilda Clauss, May 9, 1953, in
Hammonton, New Jersey.
Rev. Teddis H. Beasley, Jr., '51, to Barbara Anne Boyd,
September 4, 1954, in Panama City, Florida.
Miriam Luts Chahbandour, '51, to Fred-Munro Ferguson,
October 2, 1954.
Carol Corbett, '51, to Donald Jackson, February 28, 1954.
Ross Dooley, '51, to Frances Irene Mitchell, June 21, 1954,
in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Charles A. Flood, '51, to Janet Montgomery Hadden,
March 12, 1954.
Ruth Humes, '51, to John Folta, June 9, 1954.
Willard F. Rahn, '51, to Virginia Wilson, April 17, 1954.
Richard R. Ribble, '51, to Jean Vivian Brownson, June
Virginia Schwarz, '51, to Gordon Mock, February 4, 1954.
Mary B. Blackshear, '52, to Lt. James R. Montgomery,
April 2, 1954, at McDill Air Force Base, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Gracie H. Scruggs, '52, to Charles Edward Allen, Jr., '52,
June 12, 1954.
Morna Ruth Wright, '52, to Sgt. Robert I. Moore, August
Ruth Ellen Blackburn, '53, to Russell R. Morgan, Jr., June
12, 1954, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Hubert Buehler, '53, to Janet Kahler, ex'56, September 4,
1954, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Florence I. Clark, '53, to Henry Middleton Raynal, August
Sara Drum, '53, to Robert E. Bleiler, '52, July 24, 1954.
Nancy Adelle Ferguson, '53, to Billy Terrell Atkins, No-
vember 26, 1953, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
Lesta Merrick, '53, to Richard Kerr, '53, October 16, 1954,
in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
Isabel Leitch, '53, to Bruce R. Miller, '53, August 21, 1954,
in Brooklyn, New York.
Nancy Rogers, '53, to Robert Kotz, September 4, 1954, in
Audrin Eugene Russell, '53, to Jo Ann Pangle, July 4,
1954, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Mary Jeanette Whitaker, '53, to Harmon Eugene Galey,
August 21, 1954, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
George Queener, ex'53, to Mary Frances Julian, July 24,
1954, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
William Anderson, '54, to Edwina Carpenter, May 22,
1954, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Carolyn Beatty, '54, to Gregory Howard, '51, June 12,
Evelyn Boughton, '54, to Gareth Baker, '54, August 28,
Naomi Burgos, '54, to Robert A. Lynn, '52, August 21,
19.54, in New York.
Carol Cornell, '54, to James A. Hunt, '54, September 11,
1954, in Memphis.
Carol Jean Dernier, '54, to Harold R. Black, '54, August
28, 1954, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Joanne Edwards, '54, to Edwin Van Holland, '53, August
28, 1954, in Paterson, New Jersey.
Walter Elwood, '54, to Sophie Frignoca, June 19, 1954, in
Paterson, New Jersey.
Margaret Evans, '54, to Richard Abbott, '54, May 19,
1954, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Gertrude Furman, '54, to James P. Darroch, '54, October
Barbara June Gregory, '54, to Chesley Anderson, '51,
August 20, 1954, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Alice Kelly, '54, to Wayne Feehrer, '54, June 12, 1954.
Jean Maxwell, '54, to Rev. Neely McCarter, May 28, 1954.
Helen Bernice Miller, '54, to Albert B. Wilcox, September
Carol Deane Moore, '54, to Lt. James T. Squires, ex'54,
July 3, 1954.
Maryalice Moyer, '54, to Philip Zebley, '52, June 25, 1954,
in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.
Jack Rorex, '54, to Joan Speakman, June 12, 1954, in
Ethel Shockley, '54, to Max Sockwell, '55, June 5, 1954.
Dola Ann Kinard, ex'54, to Frank Tipton Rogers, Jr.,
August 28, 1954, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Anne MeNeeley, ex'54, to William A. Schuler, June 29,
1954, at Tazewell, Tennessee.
Shirley Smith, ex'55, to William Marshall Thompson,
August 21, 1954, in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Anna Louise Bucher, ex'56, to Robert Kenneth Mac-
Donald, August 21, 1954, in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Sandra Miller, ex'56, to Charles Landis, August 21, 1954,
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mary Virginia Best, ex'57, to Billy Frank Hitch, ex'53.
Betty Nell Hitch, ex'57, to Charles Headrick, August 13,
1954, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Betty Lones, ex'57, to George B. Henry, ex'56, August 14,
1954, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Highly explosive, powder-keg football has characterized
the pigskin fortunes of the scrappy Highlander eleven this fall.
The team can boast of no undefeated, untied season, but it has
given a good account of itself in every game and the contests
have all been the type that leaves the spectators limp and
weary, with the possible exception of the opening game with
Ushering in Coach Honaker's thirty-fourth year at the
helm of the Maryville football fortunes, the Scotties took the
measure of Hiwassee by a 26-6 score. Coached by Howard
Davis, former Maryville College football luminary, now in his
first year of coaching at the Madisonville institution, Hiwassee
gave a good account of themselves before bowing to a lusty
second-half Highlander attack.
The following week, powerful Jacksonville (Ala.) State
piled up a 14-0 first-half lead on the Scotties and held off a
number of Maryville threats in the second half, winning by the
14-0 margin. The Alabamans spoiled Coach Honaker's sixty-
sixth birthday celebration. He is now the dean of active Ameri-
can college football coaches in point of length of service.
A spine-tingling 12-7 victory over Centre put the Scotties
back on the right side of the ledger. In a Frank Merriwell
finish, the Highlanders scored the winning touchdown in the
last 35 seconds of the game. East Tennessee State turned the
tables in the next game by winning out in the last half in a
The Homecoming game with Emory and Henry was an-
other dog-fight, ending in a 14-14 tie. This was a real hair-
raiser, with undefeated Emory and Henry blocking a kick with
less than two minutes to go and working the ball to the two-
yard line with less than a minute remaining, and the fighting
Scotties taking over in the shadow of the goal-line just as the
final whistle blew.
The schedule for the season:
Jacksonville State 14
East Tenn. State 20
Emory and Henry 14
Howard College Home
Concord State Home
As usual, many of the Faculty studied during the summer,
others taught in summer schools, and the others did a great
variety of things.
Mr. Bushing both studied and taught at the University of
Tennessee, as did Mrs. Cummings at Biblical Seminary in New
York. Miss Davies, Miss Vawter and Miss McMillan studied
at the Eastman School of Music; Miss Guss at the Uni-
versity of Michigan; Mr. Harter at Union Theological Seminary,
New York; Miss Heron at Duke University (on a grant-in-aid
from the University); Mr. Johnson at Indiana University; Mrs.
Moore at Kent State University; Miss Rodemann at the Uni-
versity of Illinois; Mr. Schwann at Columbia.
Mrs. Stepp, Instructor in Home Economics, who was on
leave of absence last year for graduate study at the University
of Tennessee, received her M.S. degree at the end of the sum-
mer and is back on the campus this year.
Mr. Witherspoon, Instructor in Economics, completed work
for his Master's degree at Vanderbilt University.
Miss Blair, Assistant Professor of English, who was on
leave last year for graduate study at the University of Tennes-
see, is teaching again this year.
Dr. Barker taught again at Furman University and Dr.
Briggs taught at Western Carolina College. Dean McClelland
and Dr. Case represented Maryville at a national Conference
on Christian Colleges, at Granville, Ohio; other faculty mem-
bers taught or attended workshops in their fields.
Mr. Beard spent the summer in nearby Gatlinburg paint-
ing portraits; Mr. Bloy made several trips to the West Coast as
a travel agency tour guide; Miss Lightfoot, Miss Hunter and
Miss Trudy Singleton, '53, spent two weeks at Princeton as
staff members ( "the English typists" ) of the World Presby-
terian Alliance meeting; Mrs. Pieper worked on a sociological
comparative survey of a county in Tennessee and one in Ala-
Dr. Queener, after a summer of rest, is able to be back in
his classes again.
Miss Elizabeth Jackson, Associate Professor of English, is
on leave this year for graduate study at the University of
Colorado. In addition to her studies, she is working on the
Linguistic Atlas of the U.S. Miss Clemmie J. Henry, who re-
tired in 1950, is spending the winter with Miss Jackson in
Miss Arda Walker, Assistant Professor of History, is on
sabbatical leave to study at the University of North Carolina.
She was awarded the Waddell Scholarship of the University
for this year.
At the fall meeting in Memphis, Miss Davies was elected
President of the Tennessee State Division of A.A.U.W. Miss
Martin is to be the new Secretary. They will take office in
the summer of 1955.
Mr. Harter's "Requiem for Fallen Nineveh," first per-
formed by the College Choir last April, has been bought by a
Mr. Black, who retired a year ago, is on a month's trip
to California to visit his son, who lives in Fresno. Mr. Engel-
hardt has returned to the pastorate and is now pastor of a
newly organized church in Hutchinson, Kansas. Mrs. Kenneth
Johnson resigned as Supervisor of the Printing Department to
accept a position as elementary school music teacher in the
Maryville City schools. Mrs. Kolter is at her home in Rock-
ford, Ohio. Mr. Pieper resigned to become Associate Secretary
of the National Council of Presbyterian (U.S.A.) Men. He
will probably be traveling a good deal and so hopes to meet
many alumni, at least in Presbyterian circles.
Last summer he received his M.A. from the University of
Tennessee. Miss Sellick is at the University of Redlands in
California, where she is Assistant Professor of Voice and
Director of the Opera Workshop. Miss Symmes is studying at
Princeton Theological Seminary. Mrs. Wrinkle, who after
thirty-eight years in the Treasurer's Office resigned last fall
because of illness, was able to be driven through the campus
this summer and enjoyed seeing the outside of the new chapel,
but she is generally confined to her home. Mr. Hughes, who
taught music from 1945 to 1953, was seriously ill this fall fol-
lowing an operation but is now recovering at his home in
Mrs. Harold F. Wonder, Head of Baldwin Hall from 1949
to 1951, is now on the staff of the University of Michigan.
This summer she took a trip to Europe.
TWENTY-FIVE YEAR CLUB
Two faculty members
joined the "twenty-five year"
group this fall and were re-
cognized at the first meeting
of the Faculty Club on Oc-
Bonnie Hudson Brown
is a graduate of Maryville
College in the Class of 1927,
and holds an M.A. degree
from the University of Ten-
nessee. Between high school
and college she taught three
years and after graduation
from college she taught a
year at Alpine High School,
Tennessee, and a year at the
University of Tennessee as a
teaching fellow in botany.
In September, 1929, she
joined the biology faculty at
In 19.36 she married Rev. George E. Brown, and since
then has become more and more active in the life of the
churches of this Presbytery.
By coincidence, Mrs. Brown was the speaker at the
Faculty Club meeting on October 4. She gave a talk illus-
trated with beautiful slides of the flowers of the Great Smoky
Miss Jessie Eleanor Mc-
Corkle completed twenty-
five years of service in the
Treasurer's Office in Sep-
She was born in Knox-
ville and attended school
there. Before coming to the
College, she was secretary
and bookkeeper for sixteen
years in two department
stores at Johnson City, Ten-
nessee, and for three years at
Lees-McRae College in
North Carolina. She has
reached the retirement age
established by Maryville
College, but at the request
of the College has thus far
continued her work as As-
sistant in the Treasurer's Of-
Mits McCorkla fice.
REPORT ON PUBLIC RELATIONS
The following new faculty and staff members have been
appointed for the year 1954-1955:
Arthur David Ainsworth, B.A., M.A., Instructor in Political
Science. Mr. Ainsworth is returning to the faculty after a year
of study at the University of Chicago and two years in military
service. He taught here from 1948 to 1951.
Sarah Heron Brown, B.A., Editorial Supervisor of Special
Studies and Instructor in History. Miss Brown graduated from
Maryville College in 1953 and spent last year in graduate
study at the University of Tennessee.
Matilda Roberts Cartledge, B.A., M.R.E., Instructor in
Bible and Christian Education. Miss Cartledge received her
B.A. at Oberlin College and her M.R.E. at Biblical Seminary
in New York and studied a year at the University of Edinburgh,
Scotland, on a Fulbrigbt Grant. She was formerly on the
faculty of Belhaven College, Mississippi.
Thomas M. Cragan, B.A., Instructor in History, is taking
Miss Walker's place while she is on leave. Mr. Cragan gradu-
ated from Maryville College and has done graduate work at
New York University and at the University of Tennessee, where
he also taught.
Elizabeth T. Daniels, B.A., Instructor in Speech and
Drama. Miss Daniels is a graduate of New Jersey College for
Women. She is the daughter of Grace Loftain Daniels, '29.
James Webb Hampton, B.A., M.A., Public Relations Sec-
retary. Mr. Hampton's degrees are from Columbia University
and New York University, and he has had experience as high
school teacher, director of guidance, and principal. In addi-
tion, he edited the Annual Report on Small Colleges for Good
Housekeeping from 1949 to 1952 and now edits independently
The Small College Annual, published each January in the
interests of the American small college.
Jane Huddleston, B.S., Assistant in the Personnel Office.
Miss Huddleston graduated from Maryville College in 1949,
and returns to Maryville from a secretarial position at East
Tennessee State College.
Mrs. Julia Callaway Jones, Housemother of Carnegie Hall.
Mrs. Jones' home originally was in Knoxville. She is a cousin
of Dr. Henry (ex. '17 ) and Dr. Lea ('32) Callaway of Mary-
Mrs. Luther M. Kennedy, Jr., Supervisor of Printing De-
partment. Mrs. Kennedy's home is in Knoxville and she has
had experience in business firms there.
Dan Howard Kinsinger, B.A., M.Mus., Instructor in Music.
Mr. Kinsinger's degrees are from Eureka College and North-
western University respectively. He is a cousin of Lora Kin-
singer, who graduated last year.
Victoria Samburg, B.S., Assistant Secretary to the Presi-
dent. Miss Samburg is a graduate of Montreat College and
studied a year at General Assembly's Training School in Rich-
mond, Virginia. For the past three years she has been Sec-
retary to the President of the Mountain Retreat Association and
of Montreat College.
Mrs. Howard Stewart, who was Assistant to the Iliad of
Pearsons Hall from 1951 to 1953, has returned as Assistant to
the Mead of Baldwin Hall.
Dean Styles, B.A., Instructor in Biology. Miss Styles was
graduated from Maryville College last spring with a major in
Biology. She was a student assistant in the Book Store and
continues to assist there as well as tin b.
For the first time in many years, Maryville College is now
officially represented by a Public Relations officer. With a
wealth of experience in secondary school guidance and ad-
ministration and an invaluable knowledge of the small college
field, it will be his purpose to help Maryville College attain the
lofty position which it richly deserves.
You can be sure that if enthusiasm and energy pay off, the
College on the Hill will see some fireworks. Actually, tin size
of the spark generated will depend largely upon you. As Mr.
Best indicates on his page, it will take all the alumni working
together to achieve the results desired.
The Public Relations program will be based upon three
1. Alumni interest: greater spirit, the development of
regional alumni representatives to counsel with pro-
spective students as a sort of Alumni Associate, acti-
vation of more Alumni Clubs, contribution of time and
energy as well as material resources to create the
Maryville of the Future.
2. Student recruitment: an energetic program of visits to
secondary schools, church groups, alumni clubs, to pre-
sent to prospective students the Maryville Plan of Edu-
cation. The kick-off in this campaign comes the first
week in November when Florida West Coast com-
munities will be visited.
3. Church support through pastors, particularly the many
Maryville alumni. One pastor, an alumnus, brought
five young women to college in September. That is
the spirit we want to encourage.
Your hearty cooperation is solicited. If you will serve as a
regional representative, please write to James W. Hampton,
Public Relations Office. If you have ideas, send them in.
Think, plan, talk, write Maryville!
NEW BOOK BY DR. HUNTER
Shakspcre and Common Sense by Edwin R. Hunter is
to appear this fall. It can perhaps be best summarized in the
words of the publisher: "A teacher of literature for main years.
the author has become, perforce, an interpreter of the pla> 5 ol
Shakspere, which is one of his principal interests. He docs
not for a moment seek to minimize the richness and even the
profundity of much that there is in Shakspere. He is simply
one ol tin- main, who through familiarity and repeated reading
and pondering, have become increasingly nun meed of the
great playwright's insight, humanity and common Sense. It is
around the growing realization ol the element of common sense
in his works and workmanship that the author's special phi-
losophy ol interpretation has gathered and crystallized."
The bunk in. is be ordered from the Christopher Publishing
House. 111(1 Columbus \\enuc. Boston 20. Massachusetts, at
lour dollars the copy.
Dr. Lloyd receiving honorary doctor's degree last August from Lake Forest College on campus of that institution
DR. LLOYD RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE
In a most unusual ceremony, Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd, the
President of Maryville College and Moderator of the General
Assembly, was honored last August at a special convocation at
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois.
The occasion was in connection with the second assembly
of the World Council of Churches held in Evanston, Illinois.
Six leading Presbyterian colleges each awarded an honorary
degree to a Presbyterian or Reformed church leader attending
the World Council sessions. Dr. Lloyd was the only American
He received an honorary doctor's degree from Lake Forest
College, on whose campus the convocation was held.
Dr. Lloyd received further honors when he was chosen as
one of the members of the Central Committee of the World
Council of Churches. He is thus one of a select world group
of ninety members and one of a smaller group of twenty lead-
ing American churchmen and educational leaders elected to the
Maryville College awarded an honorary doctor's degree
to the Rev. Max Philippe Dominice, a leading pastor of Geneva,
Switzerland. He is chairman of the European Area of the
World Presbyterian Alliance.
Rev. Max Philippe
Dominice, pastor of
who received honor-
ary doctor's degree
from Maryville Col-
The Chicago Alumni Club had an excellent meeting and
evening garden supper at the Horace Dawson's, 2609 Lincoln
Street, in Evanston, Illinois, on August 29th.
There were approximately seventy persons in attendance.
Alumni from New York to California were present because of
the timing of the meeting to coincide with the sessions of the
World Council of Churches in Evanston.
Officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows: Dr.
George B. Callahan, president (831 N. Sheridan Rd., Wauke-
gan, 111.); Dewey M. Beck, secretary, (E. Crystal Lake Ave.,
Crystal Lake, 111.).
The Cincinnati Alumni Club had a reunion the last week
in May on the occasion of the visit of the Maryville College
Vesper Choir to the Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church in
Cincinnati. Rev. Raymond W. Swartzback wrote to the Alumni
office and notified the ALUMNI NEWS Editor of the meeting,
but details have not as yet been received. The arrangements
for the Cincinnati reunion were in charge of Herbert Hunt.
The National Capital Maryville College Club met for a
picnic in Rock Creek Park, Grove 25, on Saturday, May 22,
1954. There was a good attendance and many future Mary-
villians came with their dads and mothers.
Homer McCann brought a barrel of lemonade and there
was a roaring fire where hot dogs and hamburgers sizzled de-
lightfully. There was a brief business meeting after the picnic
and William C. Crowe, the president of the club, told of his
visit to the campus, bringing back many memories of the good
old days on the Hill.
It was voted unanimously to send a telegram of congratu-
lation to Dr. Lloyd, who had just been made Moderator of the
The following officers were elected for the coming year:
President: John Tope, '33; vice president, Carol Corbett
Jackson, '51; and secretary-treasurer, Lois Ann Holzworth, '41.
On April 27, forty-six Merry Villians of the New York City
area got together for a dinner at the West Side Y.M.C.A.
Misti Smith was elected president for the ensuing year, suc-
ceeding James Barr, who had moved to Oneida. Lavinia
Rodriguez was elected secretary-treasurer.
Dr. Lloyd was delayed by plane connections but arrived
shortly after the business meeting was over. Classes represented
ranged from 1896 to 1953, with seven of the "brand new cubs"
YOU CAN BE PROUD -
That Maryville College is beginning its one hundred and thirty-
sixth year of Christian service
That Maryville College has a President so widely honored and
deeply respected - a Maryville alumnus, of course
That Maryville College has been recognized by the Presbyterian
Women's Organizations who have specified the new dorm-
itory for women as an object for Opportunity Giving for
That Maryville College has a campus that is among the most
beautiful in the United States
That Maryville College has a Vesper Choir which is one of the
most magnificent organizations of its kind in the nation
That Maryville College has a faculty with men and women of
God, people like Dr. Hunter, Dr. Orr, Mrs. L. A. Black,
with whom those all too few years of association are a
That Maryville College has the courage to believe that Jesus
Christ came to save all men
That YOU are an alumnus of one of America's truly great
(These random thoughts for Maryville College alumni
were inspired by the impressive exercises at the
Founders' Day services, Saturday, October 16)
DEDICATION OF NEW CHAPEL
The beautiful new Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel was
formally dedicated on Baccalaureate Sunday, May 16, 1954.
Hundreds of alumni, students, and other friends of the college
witnessed the impressive ceremony. Copies of the program
were sent to all alumni in a recent communication.
Of particular interest to the alumni of Maryville College,
especially those who remember Dr. Wilson and his family
personally, was the presence at the dedicatory service of three
of his six children. Mrs. Howard B. Phillips (Ruth Wilson,
Class of 1909), of Flandreau, South Dakota, who as the oldest
gave the address of response; Mrs. Clyde T. Murray ( Olive
Wilson, Class of 1913), of Maryville; and Mrs. Ben E. Watkins
(Mary Wilson, Class of 1918), of El Paso, Texas.
With them were Rev. Dr. Phillips (Class of 1909); Mr.
Murray (ex 1912, currently a Director of the College); Rev.
Carl C. Murray, (Class of 1948) the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
T. Murray; his wife, the former Ernestine Harrison (ex. 1947);
and Mrs. John A. Griffiths (Doris Murray, Class of 1943) of
Altadena, California, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde T.
Dr. Wilson's other three children, (Howard, Class of 1915,
now in Florida, Lois, Class of 1916, now in the mission field
in Lebanon, and Lamar, Class of 1921, now in California )
were unable to be present but sent greetings and appreciation.
A message was read from the family of Elizabeth R. Voor-
hees, for whom the old chapel was named, who had approved
the plan to name the new Chapel for Dr. Wilson.
PRESENT STATUS OF NEW CHAPEL
The new chapel auditorium has been in use since the
February Meetings of last year. The theater has been in use
since Commencement time. The classrooms and choir rooms
have been in use since September first. And the whole build-
ing was formally dedicated on May 16, 1954. But the Samuel
Tyndale Wilson Chapel is still incomplete.
The fixed seats are in both the large chapel auditorium
and the theater and most of the extensive theater stage and
lighting equipment is installed. But there is as yet no perma-
nent furniture for the chapel auditorium platform, for the
Little Chapel, or for the classrooms, offices, or studios. These
will be installed gradually. The chapel platform and Little
Chapel furniture is being specially designed. There are a
number of light fixtures and other equipment yet to be in-
stalled. First steps have been taken to have an organ built,
but they have been halted for the present by lack of funds.
The tree in the Chapel Court will be transplanted when cold
weather comes. Grass has made a good start around the new
building in spite of the exceedingly dry weather in late sum-
mer and early fall.
Yes, the building still lacks a considerable number of
things, but it is occupied daily and is a magnificent structure
with an amazing variety of uses.
When more complete, pictures will be taken and made
available. All pictures so far show the incompleted status of
All should bear in mind that the funds also are incomplete.
Before the building and furnishings arc paid for a large sum
must be secured. Toward the cost of approximately $600,000
there has been received about $400,000, with the other
$200,000 yet to be found. Every gift is valuable.
THE CLASS OF 1954 REPORTS
(See also Marriages)
Richard Abbott - Teaching and coaching at Greenback
High School, near Maryville.
William R. Anderson - Employed in the Production Con-
trol Division of the Reynolds Metals Company in Sheffield,
Gareth Baker - Student at Western Theological Seminary.
William O. Baldwin - Taking basic training at the Marine
Corps School, Quantico, Virginia.
Joann Bash - Director of Christian Education of the First
Presbyterian Church in Grecneville, Tennessee.
Carolyn Beatty Howard - Graduate student at the Uni-
versity of Tennessee, with an assistantship in Home Economics.
Barbara Beavers - Teen-age Program Director for the
Y W C A in Dallas, Texas.
Horace P. Bcckwith - Expects to enter military service.
Janet Belcher - Teaching English at Lanier High School
Mary James Bevan - Working in the Maps and Surveys
Department of T V A.
Sue Binnion - Youth Director at the Second Presbyterian
Church in Knoxville.
Harold Black - Studying at Biblical Seminary in New York.
Evelyn Boughton Baker - Employed in Public Relations
of Gimbel's Department Store in Pittsburgh.
Edward Breitbach - Attending Princeton Seminary.
Moody Bryles - Doing graduate work at the University of
Robert D. Buchanan - Graduate study in accounting at
the University of Tennessee.
Martha Pearl Burgess - Teaching seventh grade at the
Springbrook School in Alcoa.
Naomi Burgos Lynn - Doing graduate study at the Uni-
versity of Tennessee.
Kent Buser - Student pastor of a rural church while at-
tending the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.
George Caldwell - Taking basic training in the United
States Army at Fort Ord, Monterey, California, after spending
the summer in Ashland, Oregon where he was a member of
the Oregon Shakespearean Festival.
Carol Cornell Hunt - Working in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Dottie Crawford - Working at Proffitt's Department Store
Carl Creech - Attending Austin Presbyterian Theological
Seminary in Austin, Texas.
Annie Laurie Cureton - Taking graduate work in Religious
Education at the Assembly's Training School in Richmond, Vir-
William Dartnell - Will enter the Army in November.
Carol Demler Black - Teaching third grade in Haworth,
Joan Douglas - Airline Stewardess for Delta C and S,
Helen Drinnen - Girl Scout Council Assistant in Blount
Robert S. Duff - Beginning his two years service in the
United States Navy.
Janice Eakin - Teaching fourth grade at Center Avenue
School in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Joanne Edwards Holland - Working in one of the offices
at Indiana University, Bloomington, while Van attends graduate
Walter Elwood - Student at Western Theological Semi-
Marshall England - Attending the Medical College of
Richard Erickson - Enrolled in the Medical School of the
University of Maryland.
Margaret Evans Abbott - Teaching in Greenback, near
Thomas Fairhurst - Attending Louisville Theological Semi-
Wayne Feehrer - Working toward a Master's Degree in
Industrial Psychology at the University of Tennessee.
Mary Virginia Ferguson - Teaching at Slaton Elementary
School in Atlanta.
Jeannine Fiori - Director of Christian Education at Ken-
more Presbyterian Church, Kenmore, New York.
Joan Frei - Doing graduate study in English at the Uni-
versity of Tennessee, after spending the summer in Maryville
working for the Enterprise.
Frank Garren - In the Army.
David Gates - Graduate study in physics at the University
Glenn Gentry - Graduate work in bacteriology at Vander-
bilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
Barbara Gregory Anderson - Teaching biology and history
in Canton High School, Canton, Georgia.
Johnie Griffitts Lunsford - Keeping house in Tallassee,
Pat Halstcad - Teaching in an elementary school in At-
Martha Horton - Case work visitor for the County Depart-
ment of Public Welfare in Aiken, Soutir Carolina.
Connie Jean Howell - Enrolled in Business Training Col-
lege, training to be a buyer in Joseph Home's Department
Store in Pittsburgh.
James A. Hunt - Doing graduate study in clinical psy-
chology at Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Harland T. Jackson - In the Army, stationed at Fort Knox,
Robert F. Johnson - In the Army.
Alice Kelly Feehrer - Planning to work at the University
of Tennessee while Wayne does graduate study.
Jacquelene Kendall - Professional Girl Scouting in India-
Jerry King - Graduate work in physical education at the
University of Tennessee.
Ruth King - Doing rural community and church work in
Lora Kinsinger - Graduate work in Religious Education
at the Assembly's Training School in Richmond, Virginia.
Adolph William Kunen - Attending Princeton Theological
Pat Laing - Secretary in the Personal Loan Department of
the Westchester Bank and Trust Company in New Rochelle,
Mary Evelyn Russell Lane - Teaching at Alnwick School
in Blount County.
Roderick McMillan - In military service.
Joe McMurry - Enrolled in graduate school at the Uni-
versity of Tennessee.
Jack Maxwell - Attending Columbia Theological Seminary,
Decatur, Georgia, after spending the summer in Europe.
Jean Maxwell McCarter - Keeping house and helping
husband in church and student work in Gainesville, Florida.
Charles Miller - Doing graduate study in motor trans-
portation at the University of Tennessee.
Helen Bernice Miller Wilcox - Keeping house in Clear-
John Moed - Attending Union Seminary in New York.
Donald Moffett - Attending Louisville Theological Semi-
Carol Moore Squires - Living in Pepperell, Massachusetts,
while her husband is stationed at Fort Devens.
Mildred Mowery - Associate Tccn-age Director, Y.W.C.A.,
Maryalice Moyer Zebley - "House parents" at a home for
children while Phil completes his senior year at Western Semi-
nary in Pittsburgh.
Robert Navratil - Attending Law School at the University
Nancy Naylor - Teaching English in the ninth and tenth
grades of the Great Bridge High School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Hcrschel Nelson - United States Air Force, Security Ser-
vice, stationed at Cornell University, studying Romanian.
Helen Petts - Teaching social studies, English and Spanish
at the high school in Nappanee, Indiana.
Mitchell O. Pcttus - Attending Candler School of Theol-
ogy, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Elvira Ann Pierce - Internship in dietetics at St. Luke's
Hospital in New York City .
Mary Stanley Ray - Elementary school teacher in Atlanta,
Robert L. Read - Attending Western Theological Seminary
Margaret Reed - Teaching English and history in the high
school at Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York.
Homer Rickabaugh - Student at Louisville Presbyterian
Jack Rorex - Attending Austin Presbyterian Theological
Seminary in Austin, Texas.
Helen Seay - Working for the Director of Christian Edu-
cation in the offices of the New Jersey Synod.
Wayne Shelton - Graduate study at the Eastman School
of Music in Rochester, New York.
Kenneth Shepard - Doing graduate work in physical edu-
cation at the University of Tennessee.
Ethel Shockley Sockwell - Teaching in Blount County un-
til Max graduates from Maryville in December.
Virginia Smith - Taking an executive training course at
Hutzler Brothers in Baltimore, Maryland.
Margaret Jacqueline Sparks - Dietetic internship at Duke
John Strand, Jr. - Lieutenant, j.g., in the United States
Naval Reserve, stationed in Jacksonville, Florida.
Edna Mae Stout - Doing child welfare work in Chat-
Dean Styles - Instructor in biology at Maryville College.
Ann Taylor - Stewardess with Delta Airlines.
Hazel Timblin - Teaching second grade at Glenn Ele-
mentary School in Durham County, North Carolina.
Carol Fraser Trotter -Teaching the third grade at Alnwick
School, near Maryville.
Wilma Ruth Trumbull - Teaching second grade in Wilkins
Township Schools in Pennsylvania.
Kenneth Tuck - Student at the University of Virginia,
School of Medicine.
Henry Van Hassell - Will enter the Army in November.
Eugenia Jackson Vogel - Living in Arizona where her
husband is pastor of the church at the Presbyterian Mission in
Dorothy Ann Wells - Employed in the Information-Public
Relations Office of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies.
Myrtle Cokcr Wilkinson - Teaching in Mentor Elementary
School in Blount County.
Betty Jo Woody - Teaching first grade at Springbrook
School in Alcoa.
Anne Yoakum - Doing graduate study at the University
of Florida in Gainesville.
Robert M. Young - Working toward a master's degree at
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Here and There
Rev. A. P. Cooper, who retired from the active ministry
some years ago, is now living in the Home for the Aged in
Des Moines. He writes that he is "happy and comfortable."
He is eighty-eight years old.
Robert Sparks Walker, Executive Director and Curator of
the Chattanooga Audubon Society, writes many articles for
the Society's bulletin and similar publications. In a recent
issue he has a very interesting story of a trip he made to
Chicago shortly after he left Maryville College.
Lloyd E. Foster, who for twenty years was executive
vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce in Birmingham,
Alabama, has joined the staff of National Fund-Raising Ser-
vices, Inc. He will serve as senior consultant in the Chamber
of Commerce Division.
Mrs. Robert C. Cross, who is continuing to live in Mun-
ford, Tennessee, since the death of her husband, is teaching in
a church-sponsored kindergarten.
Rev. Victor C. Detty is now pastor of the Dickinson
Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Rolfe M. Rankin has completed his thirty-second year in
the Mathematics Department of the Missouri School of Mines,
in Rolla, Missouri. Mrs. Rankin will be remembered as Lula
Glen A. Lloyd was one of twenty-four distinguished
alumni of the University of Chicago to receive the alumni
citation at the annual assembly on June 5, 1954. The awards
are presented for public service to city, state and nation. Mr.
Lloyd is at present serving as a deputy to Harold Stassen,
director of the Foreign Operations Administration.
Mrs. Finis Gaston Cooper ( Ethel Burchfield ) is this year
president of the Woman's Auxiliary to the Los Angeles County
Medical Association, an active organization of some 1400
Charles L. Edgemon is one of the owners of an unusual
attraction which has recently been opened to sightseers in
Miami. Florida. A group of business men purchased an ol'd
Spanish monastery which was brought to the United States
by William Randolph Hearst in 1925. It had been taken apart
and crated in 10,751 wooden boxes for shipping, and had re-
mained in storage for twenty-five years. It has now been re-
assembled in the midst of Spanish gardens in Florida to pro-
vide an authentic setting.
Rev. C. E. Cathey has moved from Fort Smith. Arkansas
to Clarksvillc, Arkansas where he is pastor of the First Pres-
John Thomas Johnson, science teacher at Young High
School near Knoxville, was awarded a fellowship for special
study in physics at Case Institute of Technology this past
Mrs. Brownie Alexander Clay, ex '25, now lives in Valley
Elsie Gleason has returned to India after a year's fur-
lough. She was formally at Mainpuri, but is now treasurer of
Ewing Christian College at Allahabad.
Mrs. Everett Davis ( Bernice Smith, ex '28 ) lives in
Alice Pratt is employed as occupational therapist by Ap-
palachian Hall, a private psychiatric hospital in Asheville,
Mrs. C. E. Anderson ( Lutie Toole), who teaches at
Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina, had in her class
last year Miriam Stevenson, "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe"
Rev. Robert W. Jones, formerly of Heavener, Oklahoma,
became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury,
Nebraska, in October.
Dr. and Mrs. Kemp Davis (Edith Nash, '30) are now
living in Morristown, Tennessee, where Dr. Davis is in private
practice, after a number of years in the Army Medical Corps.
Sam F. Broughton was elected Moderator of Bethel Pres-
bytery, South Carolina, at a quarterly meeting held in July.
Barbara Lyle McCann is now a school nurse in the city
schools of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Miss Carrie Lou Goddard is now assistant professor of
religious education at Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rev. Clifton E. Moore has been made director of radio
and television for the Presbytery of Los Angeles. As first
director of the newly created department, he will have respon-
sibility for the radio and television enterprises of the Presby-
terian Church, U.S.A. not only in Southern California, but for
the entire area west of the Rockies.
Rev. and Mrs. Andrew E. Newcomer, Jr. (Elizabeth
Duncan) are now serving in the Westminster Presbyterian
Church of Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Lindsey Tope has recently been made manager of the
S. H. Kress and Company store in Tampa, Florida, the com-
pany's largest store in the state. He was formerly in Lake-
Roland Beck is Supervisor of Research with the Texas
Company in Montebello, California. He is holder of eleven
U.S. patents in synthesis of liquid hydrocarbons and approxi-
mately twenty-five foreign patents in the same field.
Albert G. Karnell is continuing to receive international
recognition as an outstanding speaker on Asiatic conditions.
His current assignment is Base Chaplain at Stallings Air Base,
Kinston, North Carolina.
Dr. Kenneth P. Kidd, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Education at the University of Florida, was director of a state-
wide conference for teachers of mathematics held last sum-
mer in Gainesville.
Rev. Michael P. Testa was awarded the Doctor of Divinity
degree by Davidson College on May 30. He and his wife
(Christine Holscher Testa, ex '44) are at Union Theological
Seminary in Richmond, Virginia this year, on their first fur-
lough after five and one-half years in Portugal where Dr. Testa
is president of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Field
Director of the Presbyterian Committee on Evangelical Co-
Rev. Alexander C. E. Gillander has resigned the pastorate
of the Sutherland Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis to be-
come the Executive secretary of the Howard County Protestant
Church Council, which is composed of one hundred churches.
He is living in Kokomo, Indiana.
Jessie Kavanaugh di Carlo has returned to the States from
Japan. Her husband is now stationed at Camp Gordon in
Mr. and Mrs. Paul LeQuire (Margaret Edith Cooley, '34)
are owners of a Hobby and Gift Shop in Knoxville.
Lorena May Dunlap Organ reports that her husband is
now head of the Department of Philosophy at Ohio University
in Athens, Ohio, where they are building a new home.
Merritt C. Slawson was selected for promotion to the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force effective in May of
Carolyn Nelson Galati, after five years of school nursing,
has returned to industrial nursing and is now employed by the
Connecticut Power Company in Stamford, Connecticut.
William F. MacCalmont was recently honored when the
College of Wooster conferred on him the degree of Doctor of
Divinity. He is presently pastor of the Westminster Presby-
terian Church in Akron, Ohio.
J. Esther Montgomery is now teaching home economics
at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookeville, Tennessee.
Dr. Joseph Wilkerson is in Taipeh, Formosa, for a five
year period of service as a medical missionary.
K.C. Van Hee, ex '36, visited the campus this fall. He is
with the map division of the American Automobile Association
and travels all over the western hemisphere. His headquarters
are in Washington, D. C.
After six years in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Rev. Mark An-
drews has accepted a call to the First Presbyterian Church in
Rev. W. M. Davis received the S.T.M. degree from Boston
University School of Theology last June. Mr. Davis is pre-
sently pastor of the Pleasant Street Methodist Church in Salem
Depot, New Hampshire.
W. H. Downes reports that he has been transferred to the
Boston Home Office of the Employers Group Insurance Com-
pany as Superintendent of the Education Department.
Joseph M. Ernest, Jr. and family are now in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, where Mr. Ernest is associate professor of English
at Mississippi Southern College.
In July a letter came from Charlotte King Kraay in West
Africa saying that her husband was being returned to the
States for treatment for atypical malaria which has been re-
sistent to treatment in Africa. She and the children plan to stay
there and await his return in a few months.
Leland T. Waggoner has been promoted to assistant
manager of sales of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of
New York, and he and his family are now living in Darien,
Connecticut. He was formerly manager of the Boston Agency
of the company.
Frank Dean, ex '38, is a member of the firm Harbin, Kelly
and Dean, Inc. in Mongomery, Alabama, which deals in
business machines and office supplies. Mrs. Dean ( Frances
Gamble. ex '37) works in an insurance office in Wetumpka,
where they live.
J. Knox Coit recently became assistant to the president of
the Biblical Seminary in New York, after spending a year at
the University of Vermont as assistant professor of philosophy.
Rev. Everett D. Gray resigned Westminster Presbyterian
Church of Phillipsburg, New Jersey to become pastor of
Pleasant Plains Church in Staatsburg, New York.
Rev. Robert L. Lucero has aeeepted a call to Tontogany,
Ohio. He was formerly in Athens, Alabama.
Marvin Minear, for three years assistant business manager
of Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, resigned in June of
this year and is now farming in Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Van Cise (Virginia Todd)
have moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where Ken is teaching at
the St. Paul Academy.
Elsie Klingman has been appointed by the Board of Na-
tional Missions of the Presbyterian Church to organize a new
Home of Neighborly Service among the Spanish-speaking
people in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Smith (Jean Smith, ex '46) and their
children sailed on September 13 for Japan. Dr. Smith will be
a Fulbright lecturer in United States history and international
relations at Ochanomizu Women's University in Tokyo.
Frank Brink, who for several years has been director of
the Alaska Community Theatre, was appointed in April to head
the drama department of the Anchorage Community College.
Rev. and Mrs. Philip O. Evaul (Margaret Cloud, '39) who
were to have returned to mission work in South America in
June have been denied a visa to Colombia and are spending
this year in Chicago, where Phil is working with the Board of
Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
Scott Honaker, Jr. is director of the recently initiated pro-
gram of graduate study in the department of health and physi-
cal education at East Tennessee State College.
David M. Humphreys, a chaplain formerly stationed in
Jacksonville, Florida left in July to report for duty in Atsugi,
Vernon Lloyd, who was formerly in the legal office of a
manufacturing company in Chicago, is now in the legal depart-
ment of Montgomery-Ward Company.
Dr. Frederick P. Rawlings is chief resident in surgery at
Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
Rev. Eugene W. Reid is now pastor of the First Presby-
terian Church in Water Valley, Mississippi. He was formerly
in Magee, Mississippi.
Dr. Robert B. Short is assistant professor of biology at
Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Dr. William Joseph Short is a practicing physician in New-
Rev. Roland Tapp and his wife (Helen Pratt, '42) have
recently moved from California to Kentucky. Roland is on the
faculty of the department of philosophy and religion at Centre
College in Danville.
George D. Webster is the author of an article entitled
"The Permissible Scope of Trade Association Activity in the
September, 1954 issue of TAXES - The Tax Magazine.
Norman Hooker received the Master of Science degree
from the University ol Tennessee in August.
Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Kerr (Helen Anderson, '44) have
been living in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania since 1952, when John
was transferred fr Alcoa to the general office ol tin- Alumi-
num Company of America in Pittsburgh,
David and Mary (Orr, '41) Kidder are living in Pitts-
burgh, when Dave is Minister of Music at Pleasant Hills Pres-
Mrs. Victor Shoemaker, Jr. ( Ina Jussely) has received her
Ten Y'ear Certificate of Service from the Hercules Powder Com-
pany in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Henry M. Wick, Jr., who was formerly with the legal de-
partment of the Pennsylvania Railroad, is now engaged in the
general practice of law in Pittsburgh, specializing in trans-
Evelyn Ogle Williams is living in Texarkana, Texas, where
her husband, Dr. Marvin Williams, is with a clinic. They have
Mrs. Thomas M. Donnelly (Martha Wilcox, ex '42) is
living in Concord, North Carolina. She and her husband and
two children visited the Alumni office last summer.
Dr. Carl Alette and his wife ( Florence Barber, '42 ) are
now living in Broekport, New York, where Carl is assistant
professor of music at Broekport State Teachers College, which
is a unit of the New York University system. He is also organist
and choir director of the First Baptist Church.
Fred Brewer is on leave from the faculty of Montreat
College to study toward a doctorate at the University of Ten-
Dr. Marjorie digger is beginning a five-year tour of duty
in India under the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presby-
terian Church, U.S.A. She will work in hospitals in the Punjab
Mrs. Jonathan Hamersley (Janet Brown), her husband
and two children are now living in Appleton.Wisconsin. Dur-
ing the past year they have had in their home a boy from
Wilheimshaven, Germany, one of several hundred exchange
Mrs. Curtis M. Phillips (Cherie Curtis) is now living in
Jamaica, New York. Her husband has a fellowship in cancer
surgery at Memorial Center Hospital in New York City.
William J. Sweeney, III, is now practicing gynecology and
obstetrics in association with three other doctors in Middletown,
Dr. Virginia Margaret Williams is practicing pediatrics
with her husband, Dr. Stanley M. Wetmore, in Lemoyne,
Chaplain (1st Lt.) John C. Taylor wrote from Thule Air
Base, Greenland, in August to tell of an interesting event which
took place on Sunday, July 25. Chaplains of the three branches
of the Presbyterian Church took part in the service.
Mrs. Horace Coburn (Hope Pleyl) is now living in Las
Cruces, New Mexico, where her husband is teaching physics
at the New Mexico A. and M. College.
J. Edward Gates reported in May that he was continuing
graduate study in the field of religion and working as a psy-
chiatric aide in the Veterans' Administration Hospital. Bedford,
Marian Garvin McLiverty is United in Washington, D. C.
now, where her husband is preparing for court reporting
work, after spending the past four years in Saudi Arabia with
the Arabian American Oil Company.
Peggy Caldwell Smith has moved from Memphis, Tennes-
see to Atlanta, Georgia, where her husband has opened a new
branch office for his company.
Dr. and Mrs. James P. Hodges, ex '45 ( Catherine Crothers
Hodges, '46) have recently returned to the States after two
years in Japan. Dr. Hodges was assigned to a United States
Air Force Hospital in Tachikawa. In early February their
home there was completely destroyed by fire. No one was
injured but "my address book was burned," Catherine writes,
"and I have no way of contacting my Maryville friends."
Mrs. C. Wayland James (Helen Marie Wilson) is now
living in Easton, Pennsylvania, where her husband is on the
faculty of Lafayette College.
Rev. James E. Evans who was formerly in Girard, Ohio,
is now pastor of the Hawthorne Avenue Presbyterian Church
of Crafton, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Evans was Kate Powell, '42.
Tom and Joan ( Liddell ) Parkinson are in Berea, Ken-
tucky, where Tom is Dean of Men at Berea College.
Dr. Roy W. Laughmiller, who recently completed a three-
year residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville,
Tennessee is now engaged in practice in Maryville, specializ-
ing in the treatment of children's diseases. Mrs. Laughmiller
was Priscilla Park, '43.
Nelson and Martha (Scanlon) Ernest have moved from
Michigan, where they lived for six years, to Plainfield, New
Jersey. Nelson is supervisor of music in the North Plainfield
Elaine Ann Kern took a six-weeks tour of western Europe
this past summer.
Mildred Orr is Director of Christian Education of Brent-
wood Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.
Captain and Mrs. Sam H. Pemberton (Lisette Gessert, '45)
are living in San Antonio, Texas. Sam is on the staff of the
Medical Field Service School of Brooke Army Medical Center
at Fort Sam Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Smith (Barbara Eggleston, '49)
are living in Pocatello, Idaho, where Bob is on the faculty of
Idaho State College.
Rev. G. William Vogel, Jr., who was formerly assistant
minister of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville,
began his service as pastor and director of religious education
at Ganado Mission, Ganado, Arizona, on September 1, under
the Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church,
Carol May Short, ex '48, lives in Aberdeen, Maryland, and
is employed at the Army Proving Ground there as a mathe-
matician in the ballistics department.
Irma Jean Benedict has been ill since June and is not able
to continue her teaching.
Raymond I. Brahams has been made head basketball
coach of the West Phoenix High School, Phoenix, Arizona, a
school of 2600 students. He, his wife (Ellen Collins, '50)
and their two children visited the campus this past summer.
John M. Briggs received his Ph.D. in the field of insurance
from the University of Wisconsin in June of this year and in
September was made a Certified Life Insurance Underwriter.
His main work is now Brokerage Supervisor, New York Life
Insurance Co. He is also teaching night courses at New York
Harry H. Caviston is assistant purchasing agent for Electro
Manganese Corporation in Knoxville.
Ruthellen Crews is teaching English, speech and drama
at the high school in Morristown, Tennessee.
Rev. Arthur R. Haff is temporary supply pastor of the
Parish of the Templed Hills, Oak Hill, Ohio.
Mrs. Irwin Hedrick ( Mary Maude Cunningham, ex '49 )
sailed for Europe in June to join her husband who is stationed
in Mannheim, Germany. They expect to return to the states
David P. Hostettler, who received the M.D. degree from
Temple University Medical School in June, 1953, is now as-
sistant physician and anesthetist at Sage Memorial Hospital in
Ganado, Arizona. This hospital is one unit of Presbyterian
Mission work among the Navajo Indians.
Harold Hunter was graduated from Princeton Seminary
on June 8, 1954, and was ordained to the ministry at Highland
Presbyterian Church in Maryville on June 27. Taking part in
the service were Rev. Scott McClure, '48, Rev. Carl Murray,
'48, and Rev. William Vogel, '48. Harold and Barbara (Ber-
tholf, '49) are now living in Niagara Falls, New York, where
Harold is assistant minister of the First Presbyterian Church.
Peggy Brooks Leisering writes that she has a special
interest in the new chapel since her husband is an architectural
draftsman for the firm who designed it. She is teaching the
sciences in the School of Nursing of Norwegian American
Hospital in Chicago.
Mrs. Thomas Stovall (Virginia Gress) is now living in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, where her husband is teaching social
studies in the General College at the University of Minnesota.
Sue Althouse is under appointment of the Board of Foreign
Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. for service in
Robert D. Argie was ordained to the ministry in the Pres-
byterian Church of Lancing, Tennessee on April 22, 1954.
He has served this church as student minister for the past two
Charles E. Bacon is teaching social sciences in Junior High
School at Eudora, Arkansas.
John A. Baxter was graduated from Princeton Seminary
in June and has entered the Navy Chaplain Corps.
Roger A. Cowan, who graduated from Western Theologi-
cal Seminary in May, was named "Seminarian Preacher of the
Year". His sermon "The Tower Beyond Time" was winner in
a contest sponsored by the Cliristian Century and Pulpit
magazines and open to all seminary students in the United
States. He is now pastor of the Fairview Presbyterian Church
of Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania.
William H. Deihl received the Master of Music degree
from the University of Texas in May, and on August 16 took
up his duties as head of the music department at Menaul
School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the Board of Na-
tional Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
Robert and Elizabeth ( Field, ex '50 ) Eastman have been
accepted as junior members of Wycliffe Bible Translators.
After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary in May
they spent the summer in linguistic training in Norman, Okla-
homa. They expect to go to Mexico the latter part of November
and to be there for six months.
Frank Craig Fisher was awarded the Doctor of Medicine
degree by Emory University on June 5 of this year. He is
presently located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Webster Fue is now Manager of the Southern Slates Bel
Air Cooperative in Bel Air, Maryland,
Helen Hair joined the stall of the Beech-Nut Packing
Company, New York, in June.
A. E. Galyon was ordained to the ministry at Ensebia
Presbyterian Church, near Maryville, on October 3, where he
is serving as pastor.
Don I). Hyatt was graduated from the School of Dentistry,
Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond, June 1, 1954, with
the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is now in the U. S.
Navy Dental Corp for a two-year tour of duty and is stationed
in Norfolk, Virginia.
Lt. j.g. Robert L. Kay, who lias been in the Navy since
January of 1952, wrote from Yokosnka, Japan in October. He
is aboard the USS Wright (CVL-49), which is attached to the
Seventh Fleet in Asiatic waters. His wife (Janice Landstrom,
ex '51 ) is teaching in Long Beach, California.
Glen and Betty Jane (Greenwald, '51) Knccht are living
in Oxford, Pennsylvania, where Glen has his first pastorate,
that of Union Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Frank Ladner and his wife (Una Jordan, '48) are
living in Knoxville. Mr. Ladner has been appointed by the
Presbytery of Union to organize a new church in Oak Ridge.
Carl L. Lindsey, Jr. received his Bachelor of Laws degree
from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, on June 9
of this year.
Paul McNiel was ordained and installed as associate pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Clairsville, Ohio on
June 6. He and Katberine (Blackburn, '52) spent the summer
at Camp Presmont in Piedmont, Ohio, a Presbytery camp of
which Paul was supervisor.
Charles C. Mabry, Jr. is now an M.D. and has a Naval
Internship in Portsmouth, Virginia. Barbara (Blum, '52) re-
ceived the Master of Arts degree from Emory University in
Rev. Walter Menges with his wife (Bertha A. Schweizer,
ex '50) and two children are in Middletown, New York, where
Walter is pastor of the Scotcbtown Presbyterian Church. In a
note to the Alumni Office Walt says "We have plenty of room
for any folk wanting to stop over."
Kenneth Hugh Newell was awarded the Bachelor of Di-
vinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary at
Commencement on June 15.
Bill and Margaret (Newland) Nish expect to be living in
Hawaii for the next year. Bill is now a Lt. j.g. in the Navy
and has been in the Orient for the past several months. Mar-
garet was secretary to the Assistant Director of Children's Hos-
pital in San Francisco.
Raymond A. Packard is now in San Francisco and is Chief
Underwriter of the Safeco Insurance Company of America.
Mr. and Mrs. Noble Pribble (Emily Leety '48) and
daughter, Jo Ann, are now located in Baltimore. Noble is em-
ployed as Assistant Project Engineer in the Research Division
of Bendix Aircraft Corporation.
Faye N. Robinson was graduated in June from Temple
University School of Medicine, receiving the M.D. degree, and
is now interning at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington,
Barbara Wallin is director of occupational therapy at
Eastern State Hospital in Knoxville, She had her academic
training for this work at Richmond Institute in Virginia and
her clinical training at hospitals in Connecticut, New York and
Washington, D. C.
Daniel W. Winter has been appointed instructor in mil
al the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
Bob Bass (ex '50) since graduating in 1952 From V. P. I.
with a major in engineering, has been employed in the field
of Rural Electrification at the Virginia Electric and Power
Company, working in Richmond and Alexandria, Virginia.
George Barber received the B.D. degree from Western
Theological Seminary in May and has accepted his first pas-
torate, the First Congregational Church in Rock Creek, Ohio.
John S. Baird, who was graduated in June from San
Francisco Theological Seminary, is serving as assistant pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He
and Mary ( Ilammehnan, ex '51) are waiting an appointment
to the mission field.
Ted Beasley received the B.D. degree from Columbia
Theological Seminary in May, and is now pastor of two
churches in Chester, South Carolina.
Edward G. Bennett received the M.A. degree in history
from the University of Tennessee in March, and entered the
University of Michigan Law School in September. Barbara
( Blair, '48 ) is teaching music in the public schools of Dear-
Thomas Cumming was graduated from Western Theo-
logical Seminary in May and is now serving as assistant pastor
of Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.
Ross Dooley is a sales correspondent for Minnesota Min-
ing and Manufacturing Company in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lewis M. Evans, Jr. was graduated from Princeton Semi-
nary in June and was installed as pastor of the Presbyterian
Church in Ashland, Maryland on June 17.
Charles Flood is employed by the Arthur D. Little Com-
pany of Cambridge, Massachusetts, working in industrial bio-
logical research. He completed two years with the Army Medi-
cal Corps in January.
Henry Heaps, who graduated from Princeton Seminary in
June, has taken the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church in
Kingston, New Jersey.
Hazel Holm received the M.A. degree in social group work
from Indiana University in June, and spent the summer with
the Parks Ministry in Grand Canyon, Arizona under the spon-
sorship of the National Council of Churches.
Ruth C. Humes was graduated from the School of Nurs-
ing, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, June 3, 1954.
Mary Kennedy did graduate study in Christian Education
at Biblical Seminary in New York this past summer. She is
now working in the Ows-Lee Larger Parish in Booncville.
Richard A. Lane recently received his D.D.S. degree from
the Medical Units of the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
He is presently in the U. S. Army, stationed at Fort Bragg.
John W. Laney was graduated from Crozer Theological
Seminary last spring and is now minister of education at the
First Baptist Church in Bethesda, Maryland.
James E. Latham was graduated from Princeton Seminary
in June and in July began his duties as assistant minister "I
the First Presbyterian Church in Monravia, California.
Louise Lloyd received the Master's degree from the East-
man School of Music in August. She is now in New York City,
taking special work in sacred music at Union Seminary and
working part-time in the offices of the Board of Foreign Mis-
sions ol the Presbyterian Church.
Anthony Maturo is teaching biology at Fork Union Mili-
tary Academy in Virginia,
Wallace D. Moore, ex '51, is pastor of the Presbyterian
Church at Edwardsburg, Michigan.
Herbert H. Palmer is assistant football and baseball coach
at the high school in Boonton, New Jersey.
Rev. and Mrs. Delbert R. Roling (Janet Whiting, '52)
are now in Youngstown, Ohio, where they occupy the manse
of the Coitsville Presbyterian Church.
Willard F. Rahn was graduated from Princeton Seminary
in June and has accepted the pastorate of the First Presby-
terian Church of Vassar, Michigan.
Richard Ribble is pastor of the Presbyterian Church of
Pulteney, New York.
Robert Schwoebel, who has been doing graduate study in
history at the University of Mississippi, is continuing his work
this year at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has a
John Shew was graduated from Princeton Seminary in
June and he and Sue (Martin, '52) are in Bloomington, Illinois,
where John is assistant to Sue's father in the Second Presby-
James E. Watt, after graduation from Western Theological
Seminary, became pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Sigel,
Mr. and Mrs. Branin Boyd are living in Philadelphia where
Branin is a test engineer with the Brown Instrument Company
and Jessie ( Dye ) is teaching first grade in the Lower Merion
Betty Brunskill received the Master of Arts degree from
the Assembly's Training School ( Richmond, Virginia ) in May,
and is now working at the Presbyterian Home for Children in
Barium Springs, North Carolina.
The New York Times in August published an article about
Armando Divas' work among the Puerto Ricans in New Jersey.
He is student assistant pastor in the Memorial Presbyterian
Church, Dover, New Jersey, and during the summer he was
devoting six evenings a week to the educational, spiritual and
recreational needs of some of the 7,000 Puerto Ricans now
working on Jersey farms.
Marilyn Edge received the M.A. degree in church social
work from McCormick Seminary in May. She began work
immediately at Howell Neighborhood House in Chicago.
Nannette Enloe, after two years with the Y.W.C.A. in
Corpus Christi, Texas, began work with the Roanoke, Virginia
Girl Scout Council in September.
Bill and Betty ( Lester ) Faulkner are at present in Nor-
folk, Virginia. Bill is an ensign in the Navy and began his
three year "hitch" early this year.
Ronald V. Fleming, having graduated from Princeton
Seminary in June, was installed as pastor of the South Park
Presbyterian Church in Newark, New Jersey in July.
Bob and Hazel (Wood) Kees are living in Baltimore,
Maryland, where Bob is in training for a management position
in Sears-Roebuck and Company.
Janet Kihlgren is at her home in Berkeley Heights, New
Jersey this year. Her health did not permit her to return to the
Presbyterian mission school in Dixon, New Mexico, where she
had been for the past two years.
Beverly Jacobi Kincaid has joined her husband on the
island of Guam. Dave, ex '51, is an ensign in the Navy,
Security Division. They expect to be there for eighteen months.
Robert D. Lehr, Jr. was discharged from the Army in
April. He is teaching in Jefferson, Ohio this fall.
Lena McGaha is a physical therapist at St. Mary's Memo-
rial Hospital in Newport, Tennessee.
Larry and Marlene ( Manger, '51 ) Thompson are living
in Lake Villa, Illinois. Larry is teaching music in Spalding and
Gurnee Elementary Schools and Warren Township High
Carolyn Miller, who has been teaching in a United Pres-
byterian mission school in Egypt for the past two years, was
planning to spend the summer in Alexandria, on the island of
Cyprus. She expects to return to the United States in the
summer of 1955.
Rosalie Anne Munson is continuing her studies at the
Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and is work-
ing at the Eastman Kodak Company in the Manuals Section,
Sales Service Division. Also, she is in the choir at Third Pres-
byterian Church in Rochester.
Mary Jo Pribble is doing graduate work in chemistry at
West Virginia University.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. Reaser (Ruth Mason, '51) are
serving an internship in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, under the
Board of National Missions in preparation for the ministry.
David Reed has been very busy this summer as director
of a newly formed community theatre in Stratford, Connecticut.
Bill Robinson is continuing his studies at the School of
Sacred Music, Union Theological Seminary, in New York, and
Mrs. Robinson (Millie Cooper, '53), having received her M.A.
degree in Religious Education on June 1 from Teachers Col-
lege, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary,
is teaching second grade in Mackay School, Tenafly, New
Carson Seeley was recently granted a Fulbright Scholar-
ship for study at the University of Munster, Germany. He
planned to leave New York on September 7.
Ken and Joy ( Hickman ) Upham traveled in Europe for
two months this past summer. They visited Germany, Holland,
Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Scotland and Eng-
Austin Van Pelt is serving as associate director of a newly
organized parish of nine Presbyterian churches in Blount
County. This is a revision and expansion of the former parish
work, and includes the College Parish Program as did the
previous plan. He is completing his senior year at Louisville
Presbyterian Seminary and comes to Maryville on week-ends.
Elenor (Kramer, '51) is teaching in Maryville.
Roy and Sara Jo ( Emert ) Kramer are in Battle Creek,
Michigan, where Roy is assistant coach at one of the high
James Campbell, now in the U. S. Army, is stationed in
Germany and is reported to be playing on his unit's baseball
Bruce Miller is in his middler year at Princeton and Isabel
(Leitch) is teaching third grade at Dutch Neck, New Jersey.
Herschel L. Mosier, Jr., has completed his first year at
McCormick Theological Seminary. This summer he participated
in the Ministers-In-Industry project of the Presbyterian Insti-
tute of Industrial Relations.
George Kipp, who is training to be a jet pilot, was sta-
tioned in Florida last summer and expected to go to Corpus
Christi, Texas for his final training and commission.
Sue White Neary reports that her address is now 2667
Highland, Cincinnati 19, Ohio; her husband is attending the
Cincinnati College of Embalming.
In July Ensign Hugh H. Walker wrote from aboard the
Mary Jane Hahn is Director of Christian Education of the
First Presbyterian Church of College Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mary Jane Spencer is taking a two-year course in occupa-
tional therapy at Western Michigan College of Education,
Kalamazoo. She is on a scholarship given jointly by Hamilton
County, Tennessee, and the State and National Tuberculosis
FEBRUARY MEETINGS, 1955
The 1955 February Meetings will be held February 2-10.
The leader will be Rev. Dr. William M. Elliott, Jr., pastor of
the Highland Park Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian, U. S.)
of Dallas, Texas, one of the great churches of the South, being
only twenty-five years old and having more than 4,000 mem-
bers and a magnificent plant.
Dr. Elliott has been the leader of the February Meetings
on two previous occasions — 1943 and 1950.
The singing will be led by Rev. Dr. John Magill, '39,
pastor of the Abington Presbyterian Church, one of the large
churches in Philadelphia Presbytery. The accompanist will be
once more Dr. Henry Barraclough, Assistant Stated Clerk of
the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. "Barrie" came to America
as an accompanist in the famous evangelistic party of Chapman
and Alexander and still plays as an avocation.
MAJOR IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY NOW OFFERED
One of the interesting developments recently in the Col-
lege academic program has been the addition of a major in
Medical Technology, made possible by an affiliation with the
Blount Memorial Hospital of Maryville.
Under the terms of the agreement, students will take the
freshman and sophomore years at the College with special
emphasis upon courses in biology and chemistry. Approxi-
mately one-half of the junior and senior years, amounting to
thirty semester hours of credit, will be spent under qualified
instructors at the hospital. A summer of full-time study at the
hospital will also be a requirement.
Upon completion of the four-year course, the student will
receive the B.S. degree from the college and will be eligible
for registration by the Registry of Medical Technologists. Sev-
eral members of the entering freshman class and one sophomore
are enrolled in the Medical Technology course.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE - COMMUNITY ARTISTS
The recent completion of the Samuel Tyndale Wilson
Chapel has enlarged the scope of the College program in many
ways. One of the immediate benefits will be the resumption
of a full schedule for the Annual Artists Series which has for
several years been hampered by the lack of adequate facilities.
The Chapel, which holds twelve hundred persons com-
fortably, will lend itself admirably to the 1954-5 Artists Series.
The most impressive array of distinguished talent to be pre-
sented in many years will appear during the present season.
Featured artists and the dates for their appearances are as
Nov. 2 - Nelson and Neal, popular piano team which
has made previous visits to the campus
Nov. 18 - Cornelia Otis Skinner, famous writer and ac-
tress in a program of character sketches, mono-
logues and impersonations
March 10 - The Original Don Cossack Male Chorus, Serge
April 14 - St. Louis Sinfonietta, small orchestra, Paul
The Artists Series was reorganized this year to include the
community with a committee made up of interested citizens in
addition to the College Faculty and student members. This is
the first year that the Artists Series has functioned under such
NEW WOMEN'S DORMITORY
From time to time it has been reported to alumni that
progress was being made in building a fund for a new women's
dormitory, to make possible turning Memorial back to the men
and at the same time increasing the facilities for women.
As explained in the past two issues of this Alumni Issue
of the Bulletin, during the year 1954 this Maryville College
dormitory is a special Christian Education object for the Op-
portunity Giving of Presbyterian women. Gifts have been
coming to be added to the funds already in hand. It will not
be known until sometime after January how much will be given
by Presbyterian women.
Meanwhile, the Synod of Mid-South observed Maryville
College Day on October 10, with the dormitory fund parti-
cularly in mind. Some churches took offerings, others plan to
do so later, and various ones will contribute to the fund in
some other way.
Schweikher and Elting, of Chicago and New Haven, and
Barber and McMurry, of Knoxville, who were associated Archi-
tects for the new Chapel, are being engaged to design and
direct the building of the dormitory and have started sketches.
It is possible that construction may be started next summer.
The location to be used is the high ridge, where the
Lamar House formerly stood, somewhat back of Pearsons and
Willard (formerly the President's house).
We would like to remind you that it takes
about four weeks from the time material is as-
sembled until it is printed and distributed to
alumni. If you don't see an item you sent in
therefore, it is probably because it was received
too late for use in this issue.
Annie Sinclair MacDonald, '87, died October 1, 1954, in
Knoxville, at the age of eighty-six. Miss MacDonald was born
in London, England and came to this country when she was
nine years old. Since her graduation from the College she had
been employed as a secretary by various law firms in Knoxville,
and was active in deposition work until her retirement at the
age of eighty.
Enola Malcolm (Mrs. T. J.) Miles, ex '92, died May 17,
1954, at her home in Maryville at the age of eighty-seven.
She was the widow of the late Rev. T. J. Miles, '93, who died
in 1948. She is survived by one son, D. Malcolm, '24, and
four daughters, Mary, '18, Mrs. Frank Dyer (Emma Miles, '19)
Helen, '25 and Mrs. H. M. Kelso (Lois Miles, '29).
Lydia Jane Franklin (Mrs. J. P.) Baldwin, '95, died on
June 20, 1954, at the Thayer County Memorial Hospital in
Hebron, Nebraska, after a long illness. She was eighty-five
years of age. A native of East Tennessee, she went to Nebraska
after her marriage in 1902. She is survived by two sons,
Robert, ex '25 and William Orville, ex '28, one daughter, Helen
Baldwin Sherman, ex '29 and three sisters, two of whom are
Cora Franklin Smith, '07 and Mabel Franklin Dorton, '03. A
grandson, William Orville Baldwin, was graduated from Mary-
ville College last May.
Frank E. Laughead, '04, died May 3, 1954, in Fort Myers,
Florida, at the age of seventy-seven. His home was in Knox-
ville, where he had been an attorney and real estate dealer for
more than fifty years. He is survived by his widow, two
brothers and one sister.
Roy H. Beeler, '06, died September 23, 1954, in Nashville,
Tennessee. He had suffered a fractured hip on September 4,
when he stumbled as he stepped from an elevator in the State
Supreme Court Building. Dr. Beeler received a law degree
from the University of Chicago in 1910 and an honorary LL.D.
degree from Maryville College in 1940. He was engaged in
the practice of law in Knoxville, became city attorney in 1919,
was appointed assistant attorney general of Tennessee in 1927,
and became attorney general in 1932, which office he held at
the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, who was
Beulah Hines, Prep. '05, one daughter, and two sisters, one of
whom is Mrs. Walter Thompson (Lola Frances Beeler, '21).
Rev. William Arthur Freidinger, '06, died April 12, 1954,
in Louisville, Kentucky, where he had made his home since
his retirement from foreign missionary service in June, 1953.
Mr. Freidinger went to the Near East under the Board of
Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. in 1911,
and had spent most of the years since in evangelistic and edu-
cational work in Lebanon. Maryville College awarded him an
honorary D.D. degree in 1923.
Alvin H. Fillers, Sr., '11 died August 29, 1954, in Knox-
ville. He was sixty-seven years old. A native of Greeneville,
Tennessee, Mr. Fillers lived in North Carolina for a number of
years, but had been engaged in the insurance business in
Knoxville since 1935.
Rev. Robert C. Cross, '13, died April 19, 1954, in Mun-
ford, Tennessee, where he was serving as pastor of the Presby-
terian Church. He had been in ill health for almost a year,
but had remained active in his pastorate until about a month
before his death. He is survived by his wife (Helen Silsby '13 )
one son, Luther, '45, two daughters, Margaret Cross Scruggs,
'46 and Ruth Cross Reid, '53 and two brothers, Rev. Frank M.
Cross, '16 and Rev. Lawrence Cross, '14.
Rev. Edward G. Conrad, '28, was killed on April 6, 1954,
when a small plane in which he and a companion were search-
ing for a missing air force colonel crashed in the Chesapeake
Bay. He was pastor of the Aisquith Presbyterian Church of
Baltimore, Maryland. A lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, he
was chaplain of the East Baltimore Squadron. Mr. Conrad had
been pastor of the church in Baltimore since 1949, and from
1946 to 1949 had served as editor of the Presbyterian. He
is survived by his wife, (Elizabeth Brooks, '29), a daughter
and a son.
Cora Lee Keyes (Mrs. Lewis L. ) Griffin, ex '29, died
September 12, 1954, in Washington, D. C. A native of Ten-
nessee, Mrs. Griffin had moved to Washington in 1944 to be-
come chief X-ray technician at Mount Alto Hospital. She is
survived by her husband and a son.
Dr. James Hardin Smith, D.D. 1919, died August 7,
1954, of a heart seizure suffered while driving with friends
near St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Smith had retired in 1947 after
serving for forty-six years as a minister of the Presbyterian
THE MODERATOR'S SCHEDULE
President Lloyd's schedule since May has been very full
indeed. We are listing below some of his speaking appoint-
ments beginning with Sunday, October 31, in the thought that
alumni might like to know when he is to be in their area. He
hopes to see alumni as he travels over the country and will be
very glad if they will make themselves known to him, as in
most cases his time in a city is so tightly scheduled that he
cannot look up anyone. These Moderatorial appointments are
made through the Stated Clerk's office in Philadelphia.
October 31 - November 3 Synod of Illinois
October 31 - Oak Park, First Church
November 1 - Rock Island
November 2 - Mattoon
November 3 - Murphysboro, one of Dr. Lloyd's former
November 7 - Birmingham, Michigan, First Church
November 8 - Newburgh, New York, Calvary Church
November 14 - Newark, New Jersey, Roseville Church
November 15 - Bloomfield College
November 16 - Princeton Seminary
November 21 - Hyattsville, Maryland
November 27 to December 3 - National Council of Churches,
December 4-5 - New England Churches
December 6 - Presbytery of Newark
December 7 - Presbytery of Detroit
December 10 - Presbyterian Men of Greater Cincinnati
December 12 - Akron, Ohio, Westminster Church
December 13 - Presbytery of Cleveland
December 19 - Falls Church, Virginia
December 21 - Maryville, Junior Chilhowee Club
January 3 ( probably )- Washington, D. C, National Church
( annual Communion Service at opening of
January 14-25 - Synod of California
January 14-19 - Presbytery of Los Angeles
January 20-21 - Presbytery of San Joaquin
January 22-25 - Presbytery of San Francisco
January 30 - Maryville, New Providence Church ( introduction
of February Meetings )
Many of the dates after the close of the February Meetings
are still rather tentative, and so we are not listing here any of
his spring schedule.
In addition to these speaking engagements there are meet-
ings of the Presbyterian General Council, Presbyterian College
Union and so on, which Dr. Lloyd must attend.
It is hoped that alumni meetings can be arranged in
Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco at the times of Dr.
Lloyd's visits, as he is to be in each of those areas more than
Rev. and Mrs. James O. Jamil, '10, a daughter, Carole c,
October 20, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Coella, Jr. (Jean McCammon, '41),
a daughter, Lisa Jean, Jnly 24, 1954.
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Kawlings, '41, a son, Frederick
Painter III, November 13, 1953.
Or. and Mrs. William Joseph Short, '41, their third child,
a daughter, Sue Elaine, September, 1953.
Or. and Mrs. Robert B. Short, '41, their second child, a
daughter, Rebecca Ann, July 31, 1953.
Rev. and Mrs. Oliver K. Williams, '41 (Rosemary Park,
ex '43) their fifth child, a son, Timothy Lee, June 29, 1954.
Or. and Mrs. David M. Hall, '42, a son, Todd Allen,
September 19, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley (Beth Pascoe, '42), their
first child, a son, Eugene Hollis, April 18, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Guthmann (Roberta Hope, '42),
their third son, David Robert, July 7, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Kerr, '42 (Helen Anderson, '44),
their third child, a daughter, Barbara Anne, May 24, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kramer, '42 ( Margaret Clippenger,
'43), a daughter, Melinda Jane, May 5, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Smith (Winifred Hope, '43), their
second child, a daughter, Linda Carol, May 22, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Holt Allen (Nettie Rose Spraker, '44), their
fourth child, a son, James Ralph, May 19, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Wampler (Peggy Murrian,
ex '44), their fourth child, a daughter Lydia Ann, April 28,
Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Gates, '45, their second child,
a son, William Sharar, May 26, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Roberts (Louise Henry, '45), their
first child, a son, Richard Henry, May 10, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Hower (Catherine Jane Short,
'45 ), their first child, a daughter, Catherine Anne, Aug. 6, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Huber, '45 (Carolyn Ulrich, '47),
a daughter, Roberta Lynn, June 26, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGarey (Esther Farrow, '45), their
second daughter, Sandra Lee, August 2, 1954.
Dr. and Mrs. James P. Hodges, ex '45 ( Catherine Cro-
thers Hodges, '46), a son, Terry Wallace, February 17, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. George Hipkins, ex '50 ( Nellie Cuellas,
'46), their third child, a son, Walter Klein, April 20, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude W. Best (Betty Lou Boyatt, '47),
their third child, a daughter, Claudia Lou, July 11, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Moore, '47 (Constance Hawkins,
'48), their third child, a daughter, Deborah Leigh, September
Rev. and Mrs. John Shell, '47 (Gwendolen Rees Jones,
'47), their second child, a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, January
Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Oockter, Jr., '47, (Dorothy Grc-
dig, '44), their third child, a son, Albert William, June 20,
Dr. and Mrs. Kent Chapman (Donna Smalley, '47), their
second child, a son, Steven Kent, July 10, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. Clyde Whitehead ( Carleen Stephens, '47),
their first child, a son, Philip Lee, August 11, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert E. Weiss, '47, their first child, a son,
Peter Frederick, April 15, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Ziegler ( Martha Grace Brindll •> ,
'48), a son, David Carl, August 29, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Shepard, ex '49 (Lillian May Con-
rad, '48), a son, Sandon C, October 30, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Oakes (Elise Frazier. '48), their
first child, a daughter, Karen Jane, April 13, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. Richard S. Smilie, '48 ( Alverta Fink, '48),
their second child, a son, July 23, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenneth Talbott, '48, a son, Ken-
neth M., August 5, 1951.
Rev. and Mrs. G. William Vogel, '48 (Eugenia Jackson
Vogel, '54), their first child, a daughter, Martha Virginia,
August 5, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. D. Wayne Brubaker (Marjorie Prall, '49),
a daughter, Gretta Sue, July 23, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. James Black, '49 (Mildred Miller, '49), a
daughter, Carole Ann, April 1, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond I. Brahams, '49 (Ellen Collins,
'50), their second child, a daughter, Leigh Adair, April 10,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cary (Eleanor Miller, '49), a son,
Ellender, April 23, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. Robert Clarke (Argyle King, '49), their
second child, a daughter, Elaine Anne, July 30, 1954.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Stovall (Virginia Gress, '49),
their second son, Thomas Gress, April 17, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Baird, '50 (Jane McMillan, '51),
their first child, a son, James McKenzie, III, March 21, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. Harry G. Brahams, '50 (La Donna Baylor,
'53), their first child, a daughter, Debra Lynn, May 23, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Stephens (Sarah Jean Durant,
'50), their first child, a son, Gerald Austin, Jr., Sept. 24, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. Frank G. Ladner, Jr., '50 (Una Jordan,
'48), their third child, a daughter, Betty Faye, Sept., 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Mulford, '50 (Beverly Musick, '50),
a son, Preston Hudson, II, April 20, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Parsons, '50, by adoption on Oct.
15, 1954, a daughter, Janice Florence, born June 23, 1954.
Chaplain and Mrs. Jack D. Hancox, ex '50 (Doris White
Hancox, '49), their second child, a son, Bradford Scott, July
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Clark, '51 (Judy Breen '51), a daugh-
ter, Mary Holland, May 23, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Farrar (Sally Kemp, '51), their first
child, a son, Kenneth Harvey, April 12, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. James Frain, '51 a son, May 7, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. Willard C. Moser (Phyllis Jackson, '51), a
daughter, Margaret Romaine, May 16, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. John S. Shew, '51 (Sue Martin, '52), their
first child, a daughter, Kathryn Alice, May 24, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lawrence Thompson, '51 ( Marlene
Mauger, '51), their first child, a daughter, Man- Elizabeth,
October 11, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Carroll, ex '51 (Edna Mae Bur-
kins, '50) a daughter, Rebecca Anne, July 30, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Waggoner, ex '51, their second
child, a daughter, Patricia Lanette, June 30, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Cornett, '52 (Doris Florence, '50),
their first child, a son. Wallace Reed, Jr., March 29, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parvin, '52 (Lois Deobler, '50),
their second child, a daughter, Janice Carol, April 10, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Owens, '52 (Dora Evalyn Smith,
'51). their first child, a son, Russell Mark, June 6, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stikvcll, '52 (Helen Sims, '52),
their first child, a son, Robert Lawrence, May 14, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis S. Marble (Shirley Atwell, '53),
their first child, a son. John Sterling, August 2, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kramer, '53 (Sara Jo Emert, '53) their
first child, a sou. Steven Emert, May 19, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Leech ( Karole Kapp Leech, '53),
their first child, a daughter, Rickie Dana, November 9, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. David II. Brannum, Jr., '54, a son, William
David. May 19. 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Thomas. '54 (Nina Ruth Gillette,
'52), their first child, a son, Timothy Neal, May 2, 1954.
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