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22nd Annual Observance 

( 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. ) 


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 



President Edwin J. Best, '36 

Vice-President Mrs. David L. McArthur, '35 

Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, '15 

Executive Committee 
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. 


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. 


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 
the College. 

With best wishes, 

Edwin J. Best 

President of Alumni Association 


President Lloyd's Page 


( 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 
defeat it. 

(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 
Presbyterial Society 

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. 


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. 


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 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. 

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. 

Verton Queener 

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" 

Inez Burns 

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 reunion. 

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. 


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. 


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 
the recommendation. 

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- 
ported colleges. 

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 
15, 1954. 

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 
Bristol, Tennessee. 

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 
19, 1954. 

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 
7, 1954. 

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 
14, 1954. 

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 
16, 1954. 

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 
8, 1954. 

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 
Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

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 
20-14 thriller. 

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: 



- Maryville 


Hiwassee 6 



- Maryville 

Jacksonville State 14 



— Maryville 


Centre 7 



— Maryville 


East Tenn. State 20 



— Maryville 


Emory and Henry 14 



— Maryville 

Newberry Away 



— Maryville 

Howard College Home 



— Maryville 

Carson-Newman Away 



— Maryville 

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 
music publisher. 


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. 


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- 
tober 4. 

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 
Maryville College. 

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 
Mountains Park. 

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. 

Mrs. Brown 




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 
important factors: 

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! 


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 


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 
thus honored. 

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 
Geneva, Switzerland, 
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 
General Assembly. 

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" 


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 
never-to-be-forgotten experience 

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 
Christian colleges 

(These random thoughts for Maryville College alumni 
were inspired by the impressive exercises at the 
Founders' Day services, Saturday, October 16) 


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. 


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 
the building. 

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. 


(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 
near Maryville. 

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 
in Maryville. 

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, 
New Jersey. 

Joan Douglas - Airline Stewardess for Delta C and S, 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

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 
of Maryland. 

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- 
lanta, Georgia. 

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- 
napolis, Indiana. 

Jerry King - Graduate work in physical education at the 
University of Tennessee. 

Ruth King - Doing rural community and church work in 
Royston, Georgia. 

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, 
New York. 

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- 
water, Florida. 

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., 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

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 
of Chicago. 

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 
in Pittsburgh. 

Margaret Reed - Teaching English and history in the high 
school at Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York. 

Homer Rickabaugh - Student at Louisville Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary. 

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 
University Hospital. 

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. 

Prep. 1900 
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 
B. Creswell. 

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- 
byterian Church. 


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 
Head, Alabama. 


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 
Eugene, Oregon. 


Alice Pratt is employed as occupational therapist by Ap- 
palachian Hall, a private psychiatric hospital in Asheville, 
North Carolina. 

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" 
of 1954. 

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- 
land, Florida. 


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 
Augusta, Georgia. 

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 
this year. 


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 
Erie, Pennsylvania. 

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- 
ville, Pennsylvania. 

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- 
byterian Church. 

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 
four sons. 

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 
in December. 

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- 
born, Michigan. 

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. 
N. C. 

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 
teaching fellowship. 

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- 
terian Church. 

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 
School District. 

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 
team there. 

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 
USS Trathen. 

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 


Dr. Elliott 


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. 


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. 




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 
Jaroff, conductor 

April 14 - St. Louis Sinfonietta, small orchestra, Paul 
Schreiber, conductor 

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 
joint participation. 


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 


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 
Congress ) 
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 
one day. 



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 
30, 1953. 

Rev. and Mrs. John Shell, '47 (Gwendolen Rees Jones, 
'47), their second child, a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, January 
4, 1954. 

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 
29, 1954. 

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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