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FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY
23rd Annual Observance
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1955
THE SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
10:30 a.m. — Founders Day Service (Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel)
3:00 p.m. — Homecoming Day Parade
5:45 p.m. — Homecoming Barbecue on Honaker Field
8:00 p.m. — Homecoming Game with Carson-Newman
May 19, Saturday — Alumni Day
May 20, Sunday — Baccalaureate Day
May 23, Wednesday — Commencement Day
OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
President David L. McArthur, '36
Vice-President Mrs. Charles Roberts, '48
Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, '15
Class of 1956: Mrs. James B. Cornett, '50; Linton Loy Lane, '32; Tom J. West, ex '33.
Class of 1957: Dr. Henry A. Callaway, ex '17; E. C. Crow, '30; Mrs. W. C. Frishe. '36.
Class of 1958: Mrs. Don Moore, '55; Mrs. L. C. Olin. '20; Al W. Doekter, '47
MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN
Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President
Vol. LIV October, 1955 No. 3
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.
Standing, left to right: Al W. Dockter, Jr., James W. Hampton, Linton Lane, Dr. Henry Callaway.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. W. C. Frishe, Mrs. L. C. Olin, David L. McAithur, Miss Winifred Painter, Mrs.
James B. Cornett.
Dear Maryville College Alumni:
The committee pictured above, together with Ernie Caldwell and Ernie
Lowe, co-chairmen of foods, have begun work on the 1955 Homecoming. Each
year the attendance has been larger than on the preceding one, and from reserva-
tions already received we believe this year's will top them all. Our plans for
this year include a special room in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel Building
where alumni may meet during the day — and detailed arrangements for a
barbecue inside in case it should rain.
Those of you who do not plan to come will think of the college on November
fifth. For the four thousand of us who are Maryville College graduates have
more than our diplomas in common. We believe in the small, church-related
college, and we are giving support and loyalty now when she greatly needs it.
President of Alumni Association
President Lloyd's Page
TO ALL ALUMNI:
1. Twenty-five years. From time to time throughout the
life of every man come anniversaries— of birth, graduation,
marriage, residence, position. By custom we underscore cer-
tain periodic ones— the fifth, the tenth, the twenty-fifth, the
fiftieth. To the more venerable we give honorable names of
what once were considered the most precious metals— silver to
the twenty-fifth, gold to the fiftieth, diamond to the seventy-
fifth; and a person is likely to experience something of a shock
when he arrives at any one of them.
In November Mrs. Lloyd and I will be at the Silver
Anniversary of our coming to live and work at Maryville Col-
lege. It was twenty-five years ago in June that the Directors
took official action inviting me to the presidency; it was
twenty-five years ago in September that I accepted the invita-
tion; and it will be twenty-five years on November 29 since I
arrived and officially took up my duties.
How rapidly the years pass— as those of you who were
students at Maryville that fall can testify! Yet some of your
sons and daughters are in college now, which proves that a
silver anniversary marks a considerable span even though it
may seem a short one.
2. Appreciation. To have a part in the ongoing service
of a noble institution like Maryville College for twenty-five
years, and to have as friends an impressive number of Mary-
ville College graduates and former students all over the world,
arc privileges which Mrs. Lloyd and I value highly. And now
it comes to our knowledge that the Directors, Faculty, Alumni,
and other friends are planning some special observance in
connection with Founders and Homecoming Day. This we
appreciate very sincerely indeed.
3. Stability. Although short presidential terms in a
college do not always reflect institutional instability, they often
do so. While longer terms do not always bring institutional
progress or stability, they often do so; and I think they have in
net results done so at Maryville. They like tin' permanency
of a faculty, usually reflect essential institutional stability and
continuity ot purpose and life. This is especially important
tor a church-related college which desires to make religion
vital and its values central, in an age of rapid social change
and strong currents toward secular emphases and government
dominated patterns in higher education.
There have been only six Presidents in the 136 years of
Maryville College history. Some of you can recall their names,
if not their respective numbers of years in office. They are:
(1) Anderson, 38 years; (2) Robinson, 4 years; (3) Bartlett,
IS years; (4) Boardman, 12 years; (5) Wilson, 29 years;
( 6 ) Lloyd, 25 years. These add up to only 126 years, for
there were vacancies of eight years at the time of the Civil War
(1861-1869) and of two years after the third presidency
4. This college year is well underway, with a repre-
sentative student body larger than that of last year, and the
largest since the fall of 1950, (when with some veterans still
here the total was 828) although not yet back to what we call
our "normal" of 800. Since 1950 the freshman classes have
been under normal size due to smaller high school enrollments,
the Korean war, and some other factors. They have been
moving back to normal and this year the entering class is the
largest since 1949. While women's dormitories were filled by
early summer, the comparative numbers of women, men, dormi-
tory, and town students have not fully adjusted yet into our
"normal" total, even though the crowd one sees from the
Chapel platform each morning has all the appearance of a
5. Our building projects are moving rather deliberately
just now, but are moving. The Fine Arts Center is complete
and more and more a joy. The Chapel and Theatre add
immeasurably to our facilities and are substantially complete,
although "finishing" is still in process. It is expected that
sometime this winter Architectural Forum ( published by Time,
Inc. ) will carry an illustrated feature article on the Chapel,
similar to that on the Fine Arts Center in Architectural Record
a few years ago. The Chapel also is considered a notable
American college building. Our architects are working on
designs for the new women's dormitory and we hope con-
struction can be started before 1956 is very old. May I call
attention to the need for funds to finish payments on the
Chapel and the dormitory.
6. My schedule tins year promises to be more natural for
a college president than that of last year. The Presbyterian
General Assembly, which met in Los Angeles immediately
after our Commencement in May, was a very crowded time
for me as retiring Moderator, but turning over the gavel to
Dr. Wright, the new Moderator, changed greatly the prospects
of the months ahead. Various duties in the Presbyterian
Church and the ecumenical movement are listed to continue
for several years. I was in Europe at World Council and
World Presbyterian Alliance meetings for a month in July and
August. But at no time again will the volume of Church
responsibilities be as large as that of last year. They repre-
sented service by the College to the Church in the world, and
also many enlarged values to Maryville College. But I am
glad to major again in college responsibilities.
The Lloyds at A4aryvil!e L,olleRe
Twenty-Five Years of Dedication and Decision
At a special meeting of the Board of Directors of Maryville
College last spring, it was decided to hold a special observance
this fall to mark the completion of a quarter of a century of
outstanding service by Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd as the sixth
President of Maryville College. For Alumni, this will be a
once-in-a-lifetime event. The Lloyd celebration will begin on
Friday, November 4, and will carry over a three-day period,
culminating on Sunday night at special services in New
Providence Presbyterian Church where the new Moderator of
the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Dr. Paul Wright, of
Portland, Oregon, will preach.
The testimonial dinner on November 4 will be an invita-
tion affair, limited to the Directors, the faculty and staff, civic
leaders, and representatives of alumni and the students. The
restriction is necessary, of course, because of the physical
limitations of Pearsons Hall, where the dinner will be held.
While the dinner on the Hill progresses, a series of simultane-
ous testimonial dinners will take place in cities throughout the
country as Alumni gather to pay tribute to the Lloyds and as a
gesture of loyalty to the College. Tape recordings with greet-
ings from Dr. Lloyd and music by the Vesper Choir will be
sent to these Alumni groups.
At the annual Founders Day observance on Saturday,
November 5, a speaker of national prominence will deliver the
address, which will be in the nature of recognition of the
Lloyds and also a tribute to the cause of the small, independ-
ent college in America.
During the day, a lounge will be at the disposal of Alumni
in the lobby of the new Chapel-Theatre. Registration will take
place there, and to insure the proper nostalgic atmosphere,
pictures and pennants and all kinds of materials calculated to
evoke memories will be placed in strategic places to help make
you feel at home. This will be a Homecoming you will never
In the afternoon, there will be the annual Homecoming
Parade with a large number of floats on the general theme of
the entire celebration: The Lloyds at Maryville College —
Twenty-Five Years of Dedication and Decision. Many of
these will be serious — some will be humorous — all will be
Following the parade, the annual barbecue will be held on
the athletic field. In order to prevent or forestall the threat of
the annual deluge which seems to be inevitable at the barbecue,
plans are underway to provide a warm, dry place just in case
it does rain.
The piece cle resistance will be the Homecoming game on
Saturday night under the lights when the Highlanders take on
the Carson-Newman football team. Records go by the boards
when these friendly foes tangle, and a capacity crowd is
All in all, it adds up to a great day, one that you won't
want to miss if it is humanly possible for you to be here. Few
colleges can match Maryville's proud record of one hundred
and thirty-six years of Christian service. Fewer still can equal
the enviable record of stability of leadership: only six men have
served as President in that period of time!
Think back to what that quarter of a century represents.
At the very outset of Dr. Lloyd's administration, the worst
depression in history took place. Before recovery could he
effected, Hitler's legions marched across Europe and a second
catastrophic World War engulfed the nation, threatening the
very foundations of world freedom. Then came the era of the
"cold war" and the difficult Korean conflict. Truly, these have
been times that have tried men's souls.
It is inevitable that such world events have been mirrored
on the Hill. Enrollment fluctuations, shortages of materials,
and tightening of the budgetary belt were part and parcel of
the college picture. Yet throughout the series of crises, Mary-
ville College has held steadfast to the role of a Christian liberal
arts institution in the very best American tradition.
The achievements of the past twenty-five years have been
significant. A few of the most outstanding include the follow-
1. Approval of the application in 1932 of a place on the
annual list of colleges approved by the Association of
American Universities, and subsequent recognition and
approval by the National Association of Schools of
Music and the American Association of University
2. Addition to the physical campus of more than one
hundred acres of land, and improvement and landscap-
ing of the central campus. The addition of a new
heating plant was another important improvement
3. Construction within the past five years of two master-
pieces of modern architecture — the Fine Arts Center
and the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel, worth more
than a million dollars. Plans are now underway for
the erection within the next year of a new dormitory
4. Establishment of retirement and insurance programs
for faculty and staff
5. Inauguration of an Honors Work program, and of the
Faculty-Student Senate, a unique organization aiming
for close faculty-student planning
These are but a few highlights of the accomplishments of
the past twenty-five years. Alumni know of certain of these
things, for many at least, have been in some way connected
There are interesting facts, however, that you may not
know. It is unbelievable, but true, for example, that three
fourths of all living alumni of the college have been graduated
within these twenty-five important years. Still more remark-
able is the fact that two thirds of all Maryville College alumni
have graduated within this era!
You can be proud of your College: you can be proud of
its traditions and achievements. You will want to be here in
November to see in person the evidence of its remarkable
growth and the expansion of its facilities, to greet old friends
and acquaintances, and to wish Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd well on the
occasion of their twenty-fifth year of service to Maryville
MAKE THIS A MARYVILLE YEAR.
THE 1955 COMMENCEMENT
The 136th Commencement events were, as usual, both
exciting and sad for the seniors. The Class of 1955 numbers
97 in the final count and by now they have scattered to the far
corners. A report of their present activities is given in this
issue. All programs went off as scheduled, the only untoward
incident being rain on Commencement Day. However, with
the new chapel even rain was not too disconcerting. The
academic procession merely formed in the theatre end of the
building and marched across the colonnade to the chapel
auditorium, instead of marching across the campus from Thaw
The Commencement Address was given by Rev. Wallace
C. Merwin, of New York, and the Commencement Vespers
Sermon was preached by Rev. J. Hayden Luster, of Harriman,
Tennessee. In accord with a long-time tradition at Maryville,
the Baccalaureate Sermon was preached by the President of the
College, Dr. Lloyd.
Fifty-Year Certificates were awarded to the seven living
members of the Class of 1905, of whom three were present.
The officers elected at the Alumni Dinner, held annually
on the Saturday evening of Commencement Week, are listed
on the inside front cover of this issue.
Three honorary degrees were awarded. The Doctor of Laws
degree was conferred upon Mr. Robert J. Maclcllan, Chairman
of the Board of the Provident Life and Accident Insurance
Company, Chattanooga, one of the important and rapidly grow-
ing life insurance companies in the nation. On September 15
Dr. Maclellan completed fifty years of active service with the
Company. He has been a Director of Maryville College since
The Doctor of Divinity degree was conferred upon the
Rev. James Hayden Laster, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, Harriman, Tennessee. Dr. Laster was graduated
from Maryville in 1930 and from Princeton Theological Semi-
nary in 1933. He has been a Director of the College since
1950. Mrs. Laster (Willie Nell Harold) also graduated in
1930, and their son James is a member of the present senior
The Doctor of Divinity degree was conferred upon the
Rev. Wallace Chapman Merwin, of New York, Executive
Secretary of the Far Eastern Joint Office, Division of Foreign
Missions, the National Council of Churches. Dr. Merwin
attended Maryville College for two years and was graduated
from the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presby-
terian Seminary. From the latter institution he received also
his master's degree. Until 1950, when missionaries were forced
to leave, he served in China. Two sons attended Maryville
College - Donald, ex '53, and Paul, '53.
The 1956 Commencement Week will be May 18 to 23.
CLASS REUNIONS IN 1956
The classes scheduled for reunions in May, 1956 are as
follows: 1906, 1916, 1926, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, and 1951.
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. Plan early so
that your reunion will be a genuine success.
The Fifty-Year Class
Three of the seven living members of the Class of 1905
were able to be present tor their fiftieth reunion. It was
necessary for Dr. Clinton II. Gillingham to attend the Com-
mencement Exercises in a wheel chair but he seemed to enjoy
very much receiving his Fifty-Year Certificate. Since his death
in July it has seemed even nicer that he could enjoy this re-
union. ( See Deaths. )
Rev. Robert Lockhart Houston, since his retirement from
the pastorate of the Sevierville, Tennessee, Presbyterian Church
in 1953, has been living in Maryville. After graduation from
Maryville College, Mr. Houston attended Western Theological
Seminary, graduating in 1908. During his college and semi-
nary days he was a noted baseball player, earning his way
through seminary by playing professional baseball in the
summers. He was a minister of churches in several parts of
the South, then became a representative of the Board of
National Missions in the South, and in 1943 became pastor of
the Sevierville Church. Mrs. Houston is the former Henrietta
Muecke, ex '08.
Rev. Alfred Noble Penland came from Tampa, Florida, for
the reunion. He was graduated from Louisville Theological
Seminary and served as a pastor in several Tennessee churches,
in Alabama, and for seventeen years in Union, Mississippi. He
belongs to a Maryville College family. His father graduated
here in 1859; one brother in 1895, and another in 1904. His
daughter Margaret graduated in 1933, and a grandnephew is
in the Class of 1955.
Lois Alexander (Mrs. E. G. ) Ritzman wrote from Durham,
New Hampshire, that she was very sorry she could not come.
She too is of a Maryville College family. They have been
associated with the College for four generations.
Elizabeth Dorothy Wuist ( Mrs. F. B. H. ) Brown returned
from Honolulu to Dayton, Ohio, to live last November, after
the death of her husband. She received her master's and
doctor's degrees from the University of Michigan, and she and
her husband were both at the University of Hawaii for many
Helen Miriam Post ( Mrs. Fred S. ) Wright received two
graduate degrees from the University of Chicago. She lives in
James Minnis Felknor received a degree in civil engineer-
ing at Cornell University after graduation from Maryville. His
home at present is in Berkeley, California.
PRESIDENT LLOYD RECEIVES DEGREES
At the 1955 Commencement season President Ralph W.
Lloyd received three new honorary doctor's degrees, as follows:
Doctor of Letters ( Litt.D. ) from Westminster College, Salt
Doctor of Humanities (L.H.D.) from Lincoln Memorial Uni-
Doctor of Sacred Theology ( S.T.D. ) from Blackburn College,
Dr. Lloyd holds also the following doctor's degrees
Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from Maryville College (in 1929)
Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from Centre College, Kentucky (1940)
Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from the University of Chattanooga
Doctor of Literature ( Lit.D. ) from Lake Forest College.
Commencement Scene, showing the Maryville College Vesper Choir
Commencement Scene: The Daisy Chain
BUCK OF THE MONTH CLUB
As this report is written, the Buck-of-the-Month Club is
nearing the end of the sixth month of its surprising and very
gratifying existence. No one ever really needed proof of the
loyalty of the Maryville alumnus: but if such proof were
necessary, the Buck-of-the-Month Club is a pretty good sample.
On Saturday, September 24, the fund went over the
S7.000 mark, with more than eleven hundred members. This
represents a figure which is rapidly approaching the thirty per
cent mark. We have already surpassed percentage of alumni
participation figures by numerous well-known colleges —
Centre, fir example, and are threatening the enviable record
of our good friends at Wooster, who established a tremendous
thirty-nine per cent figure in the current alumni drive. There
is no reason in the world why Maryville cannot have at least
fifty per cent of her alumni participating. Prospects are very
good that the income for this, the first year, will be at least
$12,000, a very respectable total.
There have been several problems and certain unforeseen
developments. The biggest head-ache is the bookkeeping chore.
This is gradually getting straightened out. If you have not
received a receipt, do not get impatient. It is virtually an
impossibility to send receipts as the gifts come in. We shall
therefore ( on recommendation of the Executive Committee )
send an annual statement.
Some alumni have misunderstood the idea of the Buck-of-
the-Month Club letter. It is not intended to be a "dun" to
remind you of an obligation. It is a friendly note from the
campus, sent whether you have paid your "buck" or not; sent
faithfully if you have sent a dozen dollars or even a hundred,
as some have done! It will keep coming, regardless, for a
Scotty is a faithful critter.
Contributions, incidentally, are deductible for income tax
Hundreds of letters have been received from enthusiastic
alumni about the Buck-of-the-Month Club. Such correspond-
ence is very welcome, and incidentally serves as an excellent
method of keeping us posted on your activities.
FEBRUARY MEETINGS, 1956
The February Meetings of the present college year will
be held February 1-9, 1956, in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson
Chapel. This will be their eightieth year, the first having been
held in 1877.
The leader will be the Bev. George E. Sweazey, Ph.D.,
D.D., now Pastor of the Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian
Church, Pelham, New York, and formerly Secretary for Evangel-
ism in the Presbyterian Church in the USA. It was during
his secretaryship that the New Life Movement was carried
through and the New Life Advance inaugurated. He has led
the February Meetings once before, in 1952.
The song leader, for the fourth year, will be Bev. John
Magill, D.D., '39, Pastor of the Abington Presbyterian Church,
Philadelphia. For the fourth time the accompanist will be
Henry Barraclough, LL.D., of Philadelphia, Assistant Stated
Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in
the USA, who first came to America from England as accom-
panist for the evangelistic team of Chapman and Alexander,
which was world famous forty years ago.
TWO ARTICLES BY MR. HAMPTON
Mr. James W. Hampton, Public Belations Secretary at
Maryville College since the summer of 1954, has two articles
about going to college in recent issues of Good Housekeeping.
In the May 1955 issue he writes on selecting a college
under the title "Warning! Do Your College Shopping Early."
In the October 1955 issue he writes about "How to
Finance a College Education."
Both are excellent articles, interesting and valuable to
every person concerned with the important business of help-
ing young people into and through college. They have leading
spots in these issues of Good Housekeeping, which has a cir-
culation of four and a half million, with seven million readers.
The editors asked Mr. Hampton to do the second article be-
cause, they said, his first article had brought more correspond-
ence on college affairs than the magazine had ever had in its
almost three quarters of a century of publication. One of the
leading questions was about how to finance a college educa-
-B. W. L.
M. C. Men on Protestant Hour
One of the most widely heard religious radio programs
today is that known as "The Protestant Hour" produced in
Atlanta and broadcast each Sunday by almost three hundred
stations from coast to coast, especially stations in the South.
Different Protestant denominations provide leaders over dif-
ferent periods of the year.
On the ten Sundays from November 27, 1955, through
January 29, 1956, ministers of the Presbyterian Church in the
USA will speak. Of these ten ministers, five are directly re-
lated to Maryville College, as follows:
December 4 — Bev. Dr. Donald A. Spencer, Chattanooga
( a Director )
December 18 — President Balph W. Lloyd (also a Direc-
December 25 — Bev. Dr. Francis W. Pritchard, Maryville
January 8 — Bev. Dr. Herman L. Turner, Atlanta ( a
January 15 — Bev. Dr. Earle W. Crawford, Witchita
Falls, Texas ( Alumnus '35 )
TWO NEW DIRECTORS
In June the Synod of Mid-South elected two new Directors
of the College and re-elected eleven whose three-year terms
had expired. The two new Directors are:
Attorney Glen Alfred Lloyd, of the law firm of Bell, Boyd,
Marshall and Lloyd, Chicago, and a Maryville graduate in the
Class of 1918. His wife, Marion Musser Lloyd, and he were
donors of the Fine Arts Center, erected in 1950 as a memorial
to their daughter Ann Baldwin Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd is a Trustee
also of the University of Chicago where he took his law degree,
and Mrs. Lloyd is a Trustee of American University, Cairo,
Bev. Dr. Francis W. Pritchard, for the past two years
pastor of New Providence Presbyterian Church, Maryville. Dr.
Pritchard is a graduate of DePauw University, Indiana, holds
bachelor's and doctor's degrees in theology from Boston Uni-
versity, and is a member of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign
Professor Walker, who retired last spring after forty-six
years of teaching at Maryville College, continues to live in
Mrs. Sisk is spending the winter with her daughter,
Margaret, '40, and her family, whose address is 2270 Norris
Road Extension, Memphis 6, Tennessee. Dr. Sisk, Professor of
Mathematics since 1938, died last February 1,
Mrs. Pieper has joined her husband in New York, where
he has been an Associate Secretary of the National Council of
Presbyterian Men since July 1954. Mrs. Jaynes, who also re-
signed to join her husband, who is in military service, is in Pine
Bluff, Arkansas, where he is stationed at present. Miss Dunlap
is serving as librarian in Farragut High School, Knox County,
where she was librarian before joining the Maryville College
Library staff in 1951.
Miss Dorothy Vawter was married on September 13 in the
Little Chapel to Daniel W. Winter, '50. Dan is on the music
faculty of the College of Wooster, in Ohio.
Miss Jane Johnson was married on June 10 to Robert
Theiss. They are living in Cincinnati, where Mr. Theiss is
attending the Gruen Watchmaking School.
Miss Thelma Nelson. Instructor in Music from 1947 to
1951, was married on June 1 to the Rev. James Dale Mowrey.
They expected to be stationed within the Western Pennsylvania
conference of the United Brethren Church.
Miss Rachel Armstrong, Home Economics teacher from
1934 to 1943, visited on the campus recently en route to a
two-year assignment at the Women's Christian College, Madras,
India. A group of seven home economists from the University
of Tennessee are being sent to India to serve as teachers and
technical consultants. Miss Armstrong is on leave from her
position on the faculty of the Martin Branch of the University
Miss Davies saw the Richard Vines in Salzburg in May.
Mr. Vine, who taught music at Maryville for four years be-
tween 1942 and 1947, had been in Milan for the year, on leave
from the University of Hawaii.
Mrs. L. A. Black (Miss Susan Green), who taught biology
from 1906 to 1950, is now at a home near Friendsville. She is
glad to see visitors and to hear from old friends. Mail may be
sent to her ''/, Mrs. Ben L. Davis, Route 1, Friendsville, Ten-
nessee or at 711 Hillside Avenue, Maryville, where Mr. Black
continues to live.
Two faculty members are on leave of absence this semester.
Mr. Harry H. Harter, Assistant Professor of Music, is on Sab-
batical Leave working toward a doctor's degree in the School of
Sacred Music, Union Theological Seminary, New York. Miss
Ingeborg Rodemann, Instructor in German, is on leave, doing
graduate study at the University of Illinois.
Three faculty members completed work for masters' de-
grees this summer. Miss Frances Massey, who was on Sabbati-
cal Leave the second semester of last year, was awarded the
Master ot Science degree at the University of Tennessee in
August. Miss Sarah Brown worked at the Library of Congress
and U.T. this summer, and will receive her master's degree on
December 16. Miss Anna McMillan completed her work at
Eastman School of Music and her degree will be conferred in
Several other faculty members also attended summer
schools: Miss Crews and Mr. Schwam at Columbia University,
Miss Guss at the University of Michigan, and Mr. Johnson at
Indiana University. Miss Elizabeth H. Jackson, who was on
leave of absence last year, continued her studies this summer at
the University of Colorado; and Miss Arda Walker, on Sab-
batical Leave last year, continued her studies at the University
of North Carolina. They are both back on the campus this fall.
For briefer periods, Coach Davis attended coaching school;
Mrs. Largen an aquatic school; and Dr. Griffitts a conference
on the teaching of chemistry, held at Fisk University under the
sponsorship of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Barker taught at Furman University, Miss Blair at
Alabama College, and Dr. Queener at New Mexico Highlands
Miss Davies returned from her Sabbatical Leave spent in
England and on the Continent just in time to go to Los
Angeles for the national A.A.U.W. meeting. She is the Ten-
nessee State President this year. Miss Martin is the State
Dr. Buchanan was a Commissioner to the Presbyterian
General Assembly in Los Angeles, and then was business
manager of a camp in North Carolina for the seventh summer.
Mr. Witherspoon worked in the Power Requirements Branch of
the TVA in Chattanooga, Miss Styles at an inn in North
Carolina, Mrs. Sperry and her husband at an inn in Minnesota,
Mr. Bloy as a tour conductor to the West Coast and Canada
for American Express, and so on. Many of the faculty took
vacation trips, east, west, north, and south.
Mrs. Brown seems to have recovered fully from her opera-
tion of last March and is again teaching full time. Under
doctor's orders Dr. Hunter has taken off forty pounds and re-
ports that he feels much better than he did last spring, when he
was forced by poor health to curtail his activities.
Roland Timothy was bom to the Ralph Moores on August
22. He is their first child. Mrs. Moore is continuing as a
part-time piano teacher in the Fine Arts Division.
Mrs. R. C. McKelvey, who was Mrs. McMurray's assistant
in the College Maid Shop for many years, celebrated her
eighty-fifth birthday last April. She divides her time between
Morgantown, West Virginia, and Ft. Myers, Florida, and writes
that she has spoken to Presbyterian women's groups in both
cities concerning Maryville College and the new women's
Madame Adele Denne'e, who taught French and German
at Maryville from 1914 to 1920, died this past summer in
Columbia, South Carolina. She was ninety-three years of age.
Miss Laura Munger, who made her home with Miss V.
Virginia Cates and Miss Genevieve Kehl when they were on
the College staff in 1946-47, died in the spring at her home in
Chicago. Several gifts have been made to the College in her
Lecture Series — Activities Fee
The following new faculty and staff members have been
Ernest Clinton Asl), Jr., Assistant Professor of Physics. Mr.
Ash received his B.S. from the University of Alabama and his
M.S. from the University of Washington. lie comes to Mary-
ville from the faculty of Tarkio College, is a veteran of World
War II, and lias had experience in engineering work as well as
in teaching. Hi' succeeds Professor Walker, who retired in
Miss Orthu Lee Bums, Circulation Librarian. Miss Burris
was graduated from Tusculum College and did her graduate
work at East Tennessee State College. Last year she was at
Rabun Gap-Naccochee School, in Georgia.
Mrs. Fred D. DeLozier (Ridnj Violet Lane), Instructor in
Home Economies. Mrs. DeLozier is teaching part time this
year in the absence of Mrs. Harter. She graduated at Mary-
ville in 1937 and received her master's degree at the University
of Tennessee. She was on the faculty of Maryville College
from 1941 until her marriage in 1946.
John G. Griffin, Instructor in Speech and Drama. Mr.
Griffin graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute and
received his master's from Baylor University. He is a veteran
of World War II and has had experience in business and public
service as well as in teaching.
John Hutton, Jr., Instructor in Music, to carry the work of
Mr. Harter during the year that he is on Sabbatical Leave for
graduate study in New York City. Mr. Hutton holds his
bachelor's and master's degrees from Peabody Conservatory
of Music, in Baltimore. For the past three years he has been
on the faculty of Hampton Institute, Virginia.
Roliert A. Lynn, Instructor in Business Administration and
Economics. Mr. Lynn graduated from Maryville College in the
Class of 1952 and received his master's degree at the University
of Tennessee in 1955.
Mrs. Robert A. Lynn (Naomi Burgos), Assistant in the
Public Relations and Fine Arts Division offices. Mrs. Lynn
graduated from Maryville College in 1954.
Mrs. Otto Pflunzc, Instructor in German. Mrs. Pflanze is
teaching part time in the absence of Miss Rodemann, who is
doing graduate study at the University of Illinois. Mrs. Pflanze
( Katrine Mills ) attended Maryville College and graduated from
the College of Wooster. She has lived in Maryville since her
marriage to Mr. Pflanze, a well known citizen of Maryville,
who died about ten years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Vietor R. Schoen, Instructors in Music. Mrs.
Schoen received her bachelor's degree from the Oberlin Con-
servatory of Music, and Mr. Schoen his from Miami University,
Ohio. Both received master's degrees from Indiana University.
They attended the summer Academy of the Mozarteum, in
Austria, in 1954 and both received performers' certificates.
They were on the faculty of Montreat College, North Carolina,
Marion R. Tolar, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Mr.
Tolar received his bachelor's degree and a master's degree from
Wake Forest College, and a master's degree from the Univer-
sity of Kentucky. He comes to Maryville after eighteen years
at Fcnn College, Cleveland, Ohio, where he was head of the
mathematics department. He succeeds Dr. Sisk, who died last
The Activities Fee paid by each student has been increased
from $6.00 to $10.00 per semester, and a new distribution
approved. This is but the second change in this fee since it
was first adopted in 1922, thirty-three years ago, and the first
change in the distribution. After World War II when the
Student Center was built a supporting fee of $1.00 per
semester was added to the original $5.00, but no change was
made in the distribution of the $5.00.
The new total of $10.00 allows an increase for several of
the activities already in the fee and the addition of two — a
Lecture Series and something for Chapel and Theatre Equip-
ment. The amount allocated to the Lecture Series is 75<* per
semester or $1.50 per year from each student. The Lecture
Series is to be in addition to the Artists Series, and separate
The purpose is to provide a modest fund on which to
draw for the expense of having lecturers in various fields of
learning from time to time. The first use of this fund will be
made this college year.
New Major in Christian Education
Because of the extensive demand among churches for
Directors or Assistants in Christian Education and the inability
of the professional institutions in this field to meet the demand
for professionally trained Directors, the Presbyterian Board of
Christian Education, the Council on Theological Education, and
the Presbyterian College Union have worked out a course for
liberal arts colleges to prepare Assistants in Christian Educa-
tion. Many churches unable to find trained persons have been
engaging college graduates without any substantial training in
Christian Education. It is hoped that more and more college
students who do not go to the professional schools for graduate
degrees and who may nevertheless accept such positions will
foresee their plans enough to select this training course in
This involves a Christian Education major. Maryville
College is now offering such a major, based on recommenda-
tions of the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education, the
Council on Theological Education, and the Presbyterian College
MEET THE FRESHMEN ! !
The current Freshman Class on the Hill is numerically
stronger than any for several years, with more than 250 stu-
dents enrolled in the yearling group. This reflects the general
and very encouraging up-swing in the college enrollment, which
is nearly a ten per cent overall gain.
Twenty-five per cent of the incoming class are related by
close family ties to Maryville College alumni. Many, of course,
are sons and daughters of Maryville graduates.
There are twelve foreign students on the campus this year.
Here is the rather interesting break-down: Iran, 3; Korea, 3;
Indonesia, 1; Scotland, 2; Hungary, 1; Puerto Rico, 1, and
Hawaii, 1 (strictly speaking, not foreign countries, of course).
More than forty states are again represented.
Alumni can serve the college well as local spokesmen for
the college. We want good students: and by all means, tell
them to get their applications in early. Enrollments all over
the country are increasingly healthy, and an early application
is an essential.
Dr. Lloyd had some unusual adventures in his moderatorial duties.
Here he is with Mrs. Lloyd at Point Barrow, Alaska. Dr. Lloyd
preached at the Easter service in Alaska which was attended by more
than four hundred Eskimos in forty-degree below zero weather. Mrs.
Lloyd is wearing the latest in Eskimo Easter bonnets.
Dr. Lloyd attended the meeting of the Executive Committee of
the Presbyterian World Alliance in Switzerland in July. Here he is
shown with committee members, including two Maryville College di-
rectors: Miss Margaret Shannon, seated, second from left, and Dr.
John H. Gardner, Jr., standing, also second from left.
Several Alumni groups have been active during the past
few months. In some eases, the summer seems to spur Alumni
to activity, rather than to lull them into complacency!
On Friday, June 10, a number of Alumni in the Chicago
area met at Waukegan. Dr. Lloyd was present and talked
briefly about the college program. Dr. George Callahan of
Waukegan was elected Chairman of the club for the coming
A group of alumni in the Indianapolis area got together
informally in July. Professor Howell and Mrs. Howell were
present. There was much enthusiasm and there is a distinct
possibility that an Alumni Club may be formed in Indianapolis.
The National Capital Maryville College Club met tor its
annual picnic on Saturday, August 20. This rapidly growing
club had a large attendance at the barbecue, although the heat
wave and Hurricane Diane had combined to give all kinds of
trouble. Homer MeCann's barrel of lemonade disappeared so
fast that a Congressional investigation was almost launched!
Paul Kidder was elected chairman of the Club for the next
The simultaneous Dinners in honor of Dr. Lloyd, discussed
briefly on page five, will give many Alumni the opportunity to
honor the President of the college and to renew old acquaint-
ances as well. So far, responses have come in from the San
Francisco club, the National Capital Club, the Florida Alumni
group, the Cincinnati club, and from the Boston alumni. Other
Clubs are in the process of setting up testimonial dinners on
November 4 to coincide with the dinner at the College. You
are asked to get in touch with your local chairman — or the
alumni office — if you want further information.
Several alumni have requested articles about out-
standing alumni and faculty personalities. At
the fall meeting of the Executive Committee, this
plan was heartily approved. The first of this
series will appear in the spring issue under the
title: Spot-Light on the Hill.
THE MARYVILLE COLLEGE ARTISTS SERIES
A brilliant array of talent has been scheduled for the 1955-
1956 Maryville College-Community Artists scries. All per-
formances will be held in the auditorium of the Samuel Tyn-
dale Wilson Chapel.
Inaugurating the series will be Helen Gahagan Douglas,
famous star of stage and screen, who will team with Basil
Rathbone in a unique theatrical production called "One Plus
One" at the initial series offering on October 27.
Another top-notch event will be the appearance of Igor
Gorin, world-famous baritone, on November 14. On January
24, the Zurich Little Symphony will visit the Maryville campus
for a performance. This is the first American tour of the
Concluding the Artists series will be a recital by Sanroma,
internationally known pianist, on March 1.
THE CLASS OF 1955 REPORTS
(See also Marriages)
James Akin — Student at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Shirley Axley Young — Teaching in the Blount County
Rosa Buuerle Robinson — Editorial typist at the Educa-
tional Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey.
William Blair — Clerk-typist in the Army.
Malcolm Bonner — Student at Columbia Theological Semi-
nary, Decatur, Georgia.
Robert Brand — Entered the U. S. Army September 6th.
Alice Marie Buchanan — Dietetic Intern at the University
of Oregon Medical School Hospitals.
Ami Buckley — Doing personnel work at the Pentagon in
Washington, D. C.
Barbara Buttrill — Teaching second grade in Springbrook
School, Alcoa, Tennessee.
Sally Butts — Teaching second grade in Waterloo, Iowa.
Herbert Catlin — Studying at Vanderbilt University School
Barbara Clark Waka — Assisting husband who is pastor of
Euclid Avenue Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio.
Robert Clark — Attending the University of Chicago Law
Barbara Ann Chubb — Child Welfare Worker for state of
Pennsylvania in her home county.
Janice Gay Clemens Moore — Teaching piano in the public
schools in Maryville.
Lynn Counts — Working for the J. C. Penney Company in
Abigail Crosby — Library assistant in the Bookmobile for
the Indianapolis, Indiana, Public Library.
Emma Curtis — Graduate study in physical education at
the University of Tennessee.
Bill Davis — Working for the American Stores Company
in Kearney, New Jersey.
Nancy Dunn — Has entered Vanderbilt University School
James Fisher — Graduate study at Union Seminary in New
Margaret Fisher — Teaching fifth grade in Grand Rapids,
Martha Freency Clark — Secretary at the Chicago Lying-
Donna French — Teaching first grade in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Eloise Gazaway — Teaching the second grade at Valley
Point School, Dalton, Georgia.
Joe Gilliland — Doing graduate work at the School of
Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
Neuhert Harlcss — In military service.
Grace Harrison — Safe Deposit work for the Pennsylvania
Co. for Banking and Trusts, and graduate courses in education
at the University of Pennsylvania.
Harry Hassall — Studying at Louisville Presbyterian Semi-
Joan Herschclman — Teaching school in the Blount County
Walter Hiller — Graduate work at Emory University,
Barbara Hubbard — Research Analyst in Feed Research
Department of Quaker Oats Company.
Betty Sue Hutson — Teaching fourth grade at Westel,
Bonnie Lou Hutson Crowder — Teaching second grade in
Robert Hyne - Attending McCormick Theological Semi-
Marilyn Johnston — Teaching home economics in West
Allegheny Jr. High School, Imperial, Pennsylvania.
Pat Jones - Teaching history and English at Halifax
County High School, South Boston, Virginia
Herbert Kauhl — Attending Princeton Theological Semi-
James Kcsler - Attending Princeton Theological Seminary.
Lynn Kiefer — Director of Christian Education at Miami
Shores Community Church, Miami Shores, Florida.
Henrietta Laing — Doing graduate work at the University
of North Carolina.
Billie Lester — Teller at the Hamilton National Bank in
Carolyn Lime Hyde — Keeping house in Falls Church,
Bobert Lorenz — Attending the Philadelphia Divinity
Natalie Prinzing McMillan — Left for Bamburg, Germany
on the S.S. Liberte September 21, to join Rod who is stationed
A. C. McWilliams — Attending Columbia Bible College in
Columbia, South Carolina.
Harry MacCull — Studying at Louisville Presbyterian The-
James May — Studying at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Evelyn Miller — Teaching second grade in Troy, New York.
Snell Mills — Teaching fifth grade in Brooksville, Florida.
Mary Ann Moody — Teaching fourth grade in Melbourne
Heights School, Kentucky.
Carol Moore — Working on advertising staff of news-
paper in Waukesha, Wisconsin — expects to be a stewardess
for Northwest Orient Air Lines.
Jean Morgan — Assistant Young Adult Director of the
Y.W.C.A. in Wichita, Kansas.
Frances Morris — Working for the E.I. DuPont de Nemours
Company in the Textile Fibers Department, the Patent Divi-
Ruth Orr Allen — Reservationist for American Air Lines at
the airport near Maryville.
Elizabeth Ann Parrish — Delta C&S Air Lines stewardess,
based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kyle Petree — Serving in the armed forces — completed a
season of baseball for Hawaii and has entered communication
Sarah Anne Pledger — Teaching mathematics at the Tar-
rant High School, Tarrant, Alabama.
Kathcrine Powell — Working in Department of the Army
as a clerk-typist and doing graduate study in philosopy at the
University of Maryland.
George Prochazka — Attending Emory University Medical
School, Emory, Georgia.
David Ramsey — Attending Louisville Presbyterian The-
Nancy Rideout — Reservationist for an air line in Wash-
ington, D. C.
Ruby Roberts — Teaching mathematics and English at
Porter High School in Blount County.
Harry Robinson — Attending Princeton Theological Semi-
James Shields — Teaching seventh grade in the Blount
County School system.
Lois Speaker Stewart — Doing graduate work in chemistry
at the University of Tennessee.
Sheila Sutton — Attending Union Seminary School of Sacred
Music in New York.
Mary Ann Thompson — Doing graduate work in physical
education at the University of Tennessee.
Richard Thompson — Attending Princeton Theological
Olivia Vawter Mills — Working in a real estate office in
Jennie Wagner — Teaching history and English in Halifax
County High School, South Boston, Virginia.
Herbert White - Attending Union Seminary in New York,
Reed White — Working for the Tennessee Department of
Ken Wilkinson - Attending Western Theological Seminary.
Donald Williams — Graduate assistant in biology at Emory
Jessie Marie Wilson — Teaching third and fourth grades in
Philip Young — Laboratory physicist for Armstrong Cork
Company — will enter navy OCS in November.
Paul Hartman, '36, to Dorothy Meta Marshall, June 25,
1955, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Emma Jane Kramer, '38, to Lyman Ross White, July 12,
1955, in Maryville.
Janet Pauline Lindsay, '42, to William Henry Mitchell,
July 31, 1955, in Ganado, Arizona.
Kate Lorene Best, '44, to Luther William Steadman, June
9, 19.55 in Maryville.
Ruth Kaye, '47, to Forrest Andrews, Jr., August 20, 1955,
in Washington, D. C.
Dorothy Vawter, '48, to Daniel W. Winter, '50, Septem-
her 13, 195.5, in Maryville.
Robert Bass, ex '50, to Judith Rieeh, June 18, 1955, in
West Point, Virginia.
Martha Louise Kincaid, '50, to Henry Parkman Homans,
April 2, 1955, in New York City.
Jerry Cambell, '51, to Charlotte Crow, September 12,
1955, in San Antonio, Texas.
Janet Cummings, '51, to James Granville Martin, June 10,
19.55, in Maryville.
Lois Johanson, '51, to Rev. William S. Cale, October 5,
1955, in Leeds, Alabama.
Louise Margaret Lloyd, '51, to Rev. James Edward Palm,
August 20, 1955, in Maryville.
Marsha Beebe, ex '52, to Gordon Gibson Green, Jr., June
30, 195.5, in Washington, D. C.
Riehard A. Newman, '52, to Ann Cowan Meredith, May
20, 195.5, in New Rochelle, New York.
Ella Louise Swift, '52, to Riehard H. Enfield, June 28,
1955, in Madonna, Maryland.
Gerald Riehard Wheat, '52, to Mildred Rebecca Vorhis,
May 21, 195.5, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
William Edward Caldwell, ex '53, to Nancy Carol Carpen-
ter, April 9, 1955 in Maryville.
George C. Carpenter, '53, to Carolyn Joyce Grail, August
27, 1955, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Betty Hammers, '53, to Jim Wiley, ex '54, June 25, 1955.
Martha Pearl Burgess, '54, to Charles A. Cobb, July 22,
1955, in Maryville.
Jo Angela Douglas '54, to James Kevin Denier, '55, August
20. 1955, in Dunedin, Florida.
Anton Kilgore LeQuire, ex '54, to Barbara Lynn Brown,
ex '55, June 18, 195.5 in Maryville.
Sarah Joyce Linginfelter, '54, to Ronald Mack Hughes,
June 4, 1955, in Alcoa.
Mildred E. Mowery, '54, to Donald B. Moffett, '54, August
Nancy Jane Naylor, '54, to Robert N. Navratil, '54, July
10, 1955, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Mary Stanley Ray, '54, to Edward Andrew Watts, August
20, 1955, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Diane Ross, ex '54, to Stephen L. Carr, July 3, 195.5, in
Lt. John Strand, Jr., '54, to Mrs. Virginia Smith, in
November, 1954, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Betty Jo Woody, '54, to Roy N. Russell, July 2, 1955, in
Shirley Anne Axley, *55, to William Clarence Young, .56,
May 19, 1955, in Maryville.
Rosa Bauerle, '5.5, to Harry Robinson, '55, June 4, 1955.
Herbert Catlin, '55, to Betty Jean Gilmer, June 18, 1955,
in Hammond, New York.
Barbara Clark. '55, to Riehard John Waka, '52, December
Janice Gay Clemens, '55, to Don Marshall Moore, '56 May
Diana Ruth Evans, ex '5.5, to Marshall Charles England,
'54, June 11, 1955, in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Martha Claire Freeny, '55, to Robert F. Clark, '55, June
Bonnie Lou Hutson, '55, to John Crowder, June 2, 1955.
Carolyn Lime, '55, to Olin V. Hyde, August 20, 1955.
Ruth Orr, '5.5, to Tom Allen, ex '55, August 26, 1955, in
Carolyn Marie Rice, ex '55, lo Dick Sticklcy Hyatt, ex '53,
August 1.3, 1955, in Knoxville.
Lois Mildred Speaker, '55, to Burch Byron Stewart,
September 10, 19.55, in Belmar, New Jersey.
Olivia C. Vawter, '55, to Snell Austin Mills, Jr., '55, May
21, 1955, in Maryville.
A. C. MeWilliams, '55, to Lorraine Gienks, August 20,
Martha Nelson, ex '57, to Lt. Homer Craig Phifer, Jr.,
August 27, 195.5, in Robbins, North Carolina.
David Austin Mills, '58, to Vada Elverta Young, June 30,
19.55, in Maryville.
Erma Pinkston, ex '58, to Donald Vandenberg, '58, May
18, 195.5, in Eufaula, Alabama.
Clara Virginia Kennedy (former faculty), to Glen Allen
Jones, April 9, 1955.
Thelma Lucile Nelson, former faculty, to Rev James Dale
Mowrey, June 1, 1955, in Manfield. Ohio.
ANNOUNCEMENTS OF SCHOLARSHIPS AT
Announcement has been made by the Division of Higher
Education of the Board of Christian Education of the Presby-
terian Church in the USA of fifty scholarships to qualified
Presbyterian young people entering any of the forty-one church-
related colleges in the fall of 1956.
Awards will range from $100 to $1,000 for the freshman
year and will be renewable if the student maintains superior
standing. The scholarships are competitive and will be based
upon a combination of scholastic ability, character, and
financial need. There will be twenty-five national awards
and a like number on a regional basis.
Applicants must notify the colleges of their choice that
they intend to apply for admission and that they have made
application for Presbyterian College Scholarships. This must
be done before December 1, 1955.
Before awards can be made, the applicants must have
been accepted by the college of their choice. Information can
be obtained from local pastors, from any of the forty-one
Presbyterian Colleges, or direct from the Board of Christian
Education, 808 Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia 7, Pa.
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.
Here and There
For the past thirty-five years Rev. Wallace H. Marsh has
been with the Anti-Saloon League of New York, now the New
York Temperance Civic League, first as a staff member and
finally as State Superintendent. His chief interest has been in
the field of alcohol education. In 1953 he retired that a
leader in the educational field might take his place, but he
has been retained as General Field Secretary. The League's
headquarters are in Albany.
Mrs. Robert Cross (Helen Silsby) is house mother at the
Davenport Home, an orphanage for girls, in Bath, New York.
This past summer she was employed by the National Council
of Churches in their program for migrant workers.
A. H. Mand, ex '13, retired last December after twenty-
four years of service with the County Livestock Department
in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Mand was the honor guest
at a testimonial dinner and was presented a gift by employees
of the department.
Mrs. Edward G. Seel (Miriam Rood) has notified the
Alumni Office that her address is now Hampton, Virginia. She
and her husband have been at the Polytechnic Institute in
Mrs. A. W. Steinback (Marie Turner, ex 18), in writing
about two prospective students says that she and her husband
have retired and moved back to her old home town, LaPlata,
Rev. Floyd R. Watt has accepted a call to the Inglenook
and Five Mile Churches in Birmingham, Alabama, effective
November first. He has been pastor of the Greenback, Tennes-
see, and Baker's Creek Presbyterian Churches for several years.
He is at present Moderator of the Presbytery of Union.
Mabel Baker is teaching junior high school in the Marietta,
Georgia, school system this year.
A. Mason Mann continues to live in Charleston, West
Virginia. He is Dean of the Elkview High School, Elkview,
Geneva Anderson, who taught at Hixon School near
Chattanooga for a number of years, is teaching at Young High
School in Knox County this year. She makes her home in
Myrtle Ardis Groome wrote in June that she was con-
valescing from a serious operation, but expected to attend sum-
mer school at Chautauqua, New York, under the auspices of
the University of Syracuse.
Rev. Albert L. Tull has moved from Vernon, Indiana, to
First Presbyterian Church, Farmersburg, Indiana. Mrs. Tull
was Harriett Ellen Cowan, '28.
Rev. Paul C. Dickenson and Mrs. Dickenson ( Velma
Farley, '31 ) have moved from New Orleans, Louisiana, to
Athens, Alabama, where Mr. Dickenson is pastor of the First
Mrs. N. B. McDevitt, Jr. (Margaret Haynie) is living in
Asheville, North Carolina, with her two sons, Noel, seventeen,
and Larry, thirteen. Since her husband's death in 1950, she
has been teaching mathematics in Lee H. Edwards High School
Stiles McMillan and his wife (Helen Thompson, '33) are
living in Roswell, New Mexico, where he is sales manager for
a Coca-Cola plant, having been with the company for a number
of years. He was a plant manager in Leesburg, Virginia, in
Albany, New York, and in Pulaski, Tennessee. During the
war he went to Japan and built and managed plants in several
cities. Helen has two TV shows for teenagers and younger
children on the local station. Their daughter, Sara, is in
junior high school and will "eventually enter Maryville."
Rev. Raymond J. Dollenmayer is going from the East
Liberty Church, Pittsburgh, to the First Presbyterian Church,
Pasadena, California, on January 1.
William H. Peacock has recently been promoted to full
professor of physical education at the University of North
Carolina, where he has been on the faculty for several years.
Benjamin P. Groves is Executive Secretary of the Better
Housing League of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio.
Mary Miller Knox has been Mrs. Charles S. Hutchison
since June, 1954, and is living in Winston-Salem, North Caro-
Mrs. Ada Williams Rutledge on August 1 became superin-
tendent of nursery work in the Baptist Sunday School Board's
Sunday School Department, in Nashville, Tennessee. For the
past three years she has been head of the department of Child-
hood Religious Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological
Chaplain Harry C. Wood, Captain, USN, last May be-
came District Chaplain of the Potomac River Naval Command.
Previously he was on the staff of Military Sea Transportation
Service, in Washington. He entered the Navy in 1939.
H. Willard Lampe, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, Beatrice, Nebraska, was awarded the honorary degree
of Doctor of Divinity by Hastings College in June. He has
been pastor of the church in Beatrice since his service as an
Army Chaplain during World War II.
J. C. Hart, ex '36, visited the campus in July. He has
been in Youngstown, Ohio, ever since leaving college and is
now Assistant Cashier and Manager, West Side Office, Mahon-
ing National Bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Tully J. Williams (Ruth Romig) live in
Fresno, California. Mr. Williams is with the American National
Elizabeth Carlisle Lewis reports that not only did she
enjoy hearing the Maryville Choir in New York last spring
but that she met Ruth Abercrombie Baker, '40, there and dis-
covered that they lived quite close to each other on Long
Island. Ruth was in Elizabeth's Nu Gamma group in 1937
and since the choir concert they have enjoyed a renewed
G. Stanley McCleave's church, the Asbury Methodist
Church of Camden, New Jersey, last May broke ground for a
new building. Mr, McCleave says it is the first new Methodist
church to be built in the city of Camden in over fifty years.
Wilkison W. Meeks has joined the staff of the B. F. Good-
rich Company Research Center, Brechsville, Ohio, as a senior
technical man. He had been assistant professor of physics at
Western Reserve University since 1948.
Rev. Richard L. Schlafer has recently become pastor of
Central Park Presbyterian Church of Huntington, Long Island,
New York. He was formerly in Philadelphia.
Margaret E. Armstrong, ex '38, is working for the Provi-
dent Life and Accident Insurance Company in Chattanooga.
Her interest in drama continues and she has appeared in
company plays, radio skits, and the Little Theater of Chatta-
Anna Mae (Justus) and Everett Clinc, ex '40, live in
Miami, where, for the past two years, Everett has been with
the Addressograph Sales Agency. Their fourth daughter, Gail
Marie, was born in May, 1953.
Don Rugh is Director of the Committee on Relief and
Gift Supplies of the National Christian Council of India, and
in May, as the only representative of the sub-continent, went
to Switzerland for a consultation of the Division of Interchurch
Aid and Service to Refugees of the World Council of Churches.
On his return he expected to stop off in Turkey to visit the
Kazahk refugees which were featured in the National Geo-
graphic of November 1954 and more recently in Reader's
Digest, and which he moved from Kashmir to Turkey last
year. He says his chief job is still that of "milkman." "We
are now distributing over one million pounds of U. S. surplus
dried milk per month plus an equal poundage of other items."
Mrs. Rugh (Joy Pinneo, '39) is busy in welfare and hospital
work as well as in raising a family of five.
John Knox Coit, who has been Assistant to the President
of Biblical Seminary in New York, in September became As-
sistant Professor of Philosophy and Acting Chairman of the
Department of Philosophy, Bible, and Christian Education, in
the University of Dubuque, Iowa.
Edith Gillette Grondorf's husband was graduated from
San Francisco Seminary last spring and they are now in Ran-
toul, Kansas, where he is pastor of the West End Churches,
Miami County Larger Parish.
Mary Jo Husk, who has been teaching in the Maryville
city schools since graduation, has secured a year's leave of
absence to teach in Japan in one of the schools maintained by
the Air Force for children of its personnel.
John and Jane ( Law ) Fisher are living in Durham, North
Carolina, where John is teaching at Duke University.
James E. Montgomery and Mrs. Montgomery ( Geneva
Patterson, '43) live in Ithaca, New York, where Dr. Mont-
gomery is on the faculty of Cornell University.
Wilbur R. Parvin, ex '40, is now pastor of the Erwin
Presbyterian Church, Erwin, Tennessee.
Otto Pflanze, who is a professor of history at the Uni-
versity of Massachusetts, received a Fulbright Scholarship for
research on Bismarck at the University of Hamburg this year.
He and his wife and young son sailed for Germany in the late
Ralph Reed is minister of music and education of the
First Baptist Church in Donelson, Tennessee. Mrs. Reed was
Ernestine Tipton, '36.
Elizabeth Snead Shue received a Master of Education
degree from Johns Hopkins University on June 14. She and
Lloyd, '46, continue to live in Baltimore.
Virginia Wheeler Banks has moved from Oregon to Lake-
wood, California, where her husband is pastor of the Mayfair
Ann Elizabeth Biggs attended the Fontainebleau, France,
School of Music this summer, returning in September to resume
her work as head of the voice department of the Shenandoah
Conservatory at Dayton, Virginia.
Dorothy Jean Eslinger married Robert E. Cardoze on
August 2, 1952. They continue to live in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The Philip Evauls (Margaret Cloud, '39) and their six
children, after great difficulty, found a house to rent in
Chicago, where because the Church has not yet been able to
secure visas for them to go to Colombia, Phil has been ap-
pointed Acting Secretary of the Central Area Office of the
Board of Foreign Missions. Phil has been in the Chicago
office since the summer of 1954, but they were living in a
vacant manse hoping that the visa for Colombia would come
through before the church called a new pastor.
Joseph H. Swift, Jr., is with the United States Steel
Corporation and lives in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
William C. Walton is pastor of the Longview Gardens
Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He and Mrs.
Walton (Mary Jane Person, '43) have two daughters and one
In April George Webster joined the law firm of Morison,
Murphy, Clapp and Abrams in Washington, D. C.
For the past eight years Helen L. Cameron has been
teaching at East Forrest, a large consolidated high school in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Last year she was granted leave of
absence for graduate study and received her M.A: degree in
May from Mississippi Southern College.
In the September 5 issue of Time there was a picture of
Frank Cross, Jr., and an article on the Essene scrolls found in
a cave in Palestine. The article alluded to the series of four
articles in the Christian Century of which Dr. Cross is the
author, and which presents the results of his extensive work on
Roberta Hope Guthmann writes that her husband has
bought a Western Auto Supply Store in West Covina, "and
we, with our three boys, are settling down comfortably to
Stanley A. Menning last spring was transferred to the
home office of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah,
Wisconsin. He is in the Industrial Relations Department.
Dr. Quentin Myers has been transferred from Camp
Pendleton to the Bethesda, Maryland, Naval Hospital, where
he has a residency in ophthalmology. Mrs. Myers was Libby
Ann Huddleston, '41.
Kathryn Estes Nix has been living in Spokane, Washing-
ton, since last February when her husband, comptroller for
J. C. Penney Co., was transferred to Spokane from Albuquer-
que. They have four children.
Carl Alette last spring received an award of $500 in a
nation-wide competition for composers sponsored by the
Louisville Orchestra. In addition to the cash prize his com-
position, "Symphony for Chamber Orchestra," will be per-
formed by the Louisville Orchestra. He and Mrs. Alette
( Florence Barber, '42 ) are living in Brockport, New York,
where he is on the factulty of the State University Teachers
Rev. Clyde R. Brown is pastor of the Presbyterian Church
in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where President and Mrs. Eisen-
hower worship when they are at their farm nearby. A United
Press telephoto of the three appeared in several newspapers.
Dr. E. Barbara Lorentz has been Mrs. Robert J. Farley
since October 18, 1952. "Now I am essentially a housewife,
but my medical work takes up some time, too," she writes.
She is consultant in pediatrics at the Neuro-Psychiatrie Insti-
tute in Princeton, New Jersey, has three "Baby-Keep-Well"
clinics monthly, and does some part-time industrial medicine
at E. R. Squibb and Sons in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Willa Reed was married three years ago to Michael
Ragozzine, and lives in Wrightstown, New Jersey.
Douglas Roseborough visited the campus recently. He is
with Sears, Roebuck, & Co., as comptroller in an area covering
several southern states.
Mrs. D. E. Rowan, Jr. (Mary Morgan, ex '43) lives in
Grapevine, Texas, between Dallas and Fort Worth. Her
husband is a pilot for American Airlines. She would like to
hear from other Maryville alumni living in that area.
Mrs. John D. Schellenger (Mary Knight) writes that "the
first day of school will find all the family except father in
the school room — kindergarten, fourth grade, sixth grade, and
Mom teaching eighth grade home economics" in Waukegan,
Billye Ruth Braly Harsham is now living in North Tona-
wanda, New York.
Douglas MacMartin received has master's in sociology
from the University of Tennessee in August. He continues to
teach in Mabel, Minnesota.
Major Frank L. Miller, ex '44, returned from service in
Tokyo, Japan, in July and is now stationed at Walter Reed
Army Hospital in Washington, D. C.
Dexter Rice, ex '44, has been pastor of the Congregational
Church of Southwick, Massachusetts, since 1949. In that same
year he was married to Jane Lane, and was ordained into the
ministry at Old First Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, where
he was serving as an assistant minister.
Rev. Andrew C. K. Richards, ex '44, began a new
pastorate on September 1, at the First Congregational Church,
Lowell, Massachusetts. He was formerly a pastor in Saco,
Aimee Wriggins Richmond's husband has just received
his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and is now Assistant Pro-
fessor at Ohio State University, Columbus.
Rev. A. Hubert Rust has been pastor of the First Presby-
terian Church, Cairo, Georgia, for the past two and a half
years. He and his wife have two sons, Arthur Hubert, Jr.,
aged five, and William Thompson, aged twenty-two months.
Chaplain John C. Taylor recently completed a twelve-
month tour of duty at Thule, Greenland, seven hundred miles
above the Arctic Circle, and is now serving as the Protestant
Chaplain at Fort Hancock, New Jersey.
Joyce Odom, ex '45, writes that she has been Mrs. Lyle
L. Christianson for several years and teaches in Seattle.
Rose E. Wells is now Mrs. Charles Regenbrceht and lives
in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Henderson (Dorothy
Buchanan, '42 ) have moved from Gastonia, North Carolina,
to Ellenboro, North Carolina.
Helen Wilson James writes that as her husband's second
year on the faculty of Lafayette College begins they feel much
more at home there. Her brother, Frederick Wilson, '47, with
his wife ( Betty Saint, '48 ) and two children arrived in this
country in August on furlough from their mission service in
Iran. They will be living in Payne Hall, Princeton Seminary,
In July Fred M. Depue wrote from Havana, Cuba. He
has been, since July, 1954, the district sales representative for
Eastern Air Lines in Cuba.
Charles H. Hildreth is historian (under civil service) for
the Air Rescue Service, Orlando Air Force Base. He and Mrs.
Hildreth (Carol Hall, ex '49) have recently moved to Orlando
from Demorest, Georgia.
Rev. Harvey Overton, Jr. is pastor of the newly organized
First Presbyterian Church in Hinesville, Georgia.
Robert ("Pie") and Janet Rich Garner have moved from
Sweetwater, Tennessee, to Arcadia, Florida. "Pie" is teaching
social science and coaching football, and Janet is teaching
vocal music at DeSoto High School.
Rev. and Mrs. Charles B. Hoglan ( Ruth Duggan, '42 )
have moved from Conway, Arkansas, to Searcy, Arkansas.
Marvin Mitchell, who has been head coach at Loudon
for several years, has joined D. M. Miller, '50, at Rule High
School, in Knoxville. He will assist D. M. in football, work-
ing especially with the line.
Mary Edna Smith received a Master of Social Work from
the University of Pittsburgh in June.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Smith (Barbara Eggleston, '49) are
living in Dallas, Texas. Bob received the Ph.D. degree from
the University of Chicago in September and accepted a
position on the faculty of Southern Methodist University.
Dave and Peggy ( Cummings, '50 ) Campbell recently ac-
cepted a new pastorate in Greenville, Pennsylvania, and moved
there from Pittsburgh about the first of October.
Argyle King Clarke is now living in Delaware, Ohio, where
her husband is pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church.
Rev. and Mrs. Allie Clayton ( Bernell Crowder, '48) have
recently moved from West Virginia to Fairview, Pennsylvania,
where Allie is pastor of the Presbyterian Church.
Belated word has reached the Alumni Office that Janice
Lindsay was married to Ellis M. Leatherwood in June, 1953,
and has a daughter, Margaret Ann, born in May 1954. They
live in Mount Airy, Maryland, where Janice was teaching be-
fore her marriage and where she continues to do some substi-
Ruth A. Ramsey has completed a master of music degree
at Northwestern University.
George L. Setterfield has gone from Bridgeport, Ohio, to
the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, Uhrichsville,
Ed Pancoast and his family were in the States for the
summer, and have been reassigned to Naples, Italy. Mrs.
Pancoast was Eunice Billings, ex '50. They were formerly in
Winifred Walton, ex '49, after leaving Maryville took a
business course. She is now Mrs. Harold K. Mills, Jr., of
Florham Park, New Jersey.
Mrs. William H. Webster (Zoe Sayre) was living in
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, in May, but expected to move to
Greenfield, Missouri, where her husband had accepted a call
to the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
John and Gwyneth (Williams) Poland have moved to
St. Louis, where John is with the City Planning Commission
of St. Louis after three years with the Tennessee State
Planning Commission in Nashville.
Sue S. Althouse is teaching English in Hokuriku Gakuin,
a girls' school in kanazawa, Japan, under the Presbyterian
Board of Foreign Missions.
Lois Miller Bishop, ex '50, was stricken with tuberculosis
in February, shortly after the birth ot her second child. Her
husband, Jay, '47, wrote in August that she was still in the
hospital in Toledo, but doing nicely and the family hoped to
have her home soon.
Grady Carroll is teaching English in the Hugh Morson
Junior High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, this year.
Rev. William Louis Claghorn has moved from a pastorate
in Carrolton, Ohio, to one in Chester, West Virginia.
Hugh and Mae Belle (Coleman) deNagy, ex '50, are in
Salt Lake City. They have two daughters, ages four and one.
Suzanne Emery received the Master of Nursing degree
from Western Reserve University in June.
Captain Harold R. Everett was assigned recently to the
ROTC Instructor Group at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute,
Cookeville. Prior to this assignment he was company com-
mander with the 52nd Engineering Battalion at Fort Leonard
Wood, Missouri. He has been in military service fourteen
years, serving in Europe during World War II and in the Far
East during the Korean hostilities.
Craig Fisher is completing a year of residency in Indian-
apolis General Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lieutenant Marian T. McBridc returned from Germany in
July and is now with the 12th Air Division, March Air Force
Base, California. She visited the campus in August.
D. M. Miller is now head football coach at Rule High
School, Knoxville, from which he graduated before entering
college. He started his new work with the spring practice.
Paul Myers is enrolled in the College of Dentistry of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Jimmie R. Arnhart is director of the General Hospital at
In July George P. Barber began his pastorate of St. John's
Evangelical Congregational Church of Harrison, Ohio. He
was formerly in Rock Creek, Ohio.
Margaret Ann Brown is dietician at the Johnston-Willis
Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Lois Johanson Cale ( see marriages ) is living in Clover,
South Carolina, where her husband is pastor of the Oakdalc
James C. Dance is Press Relations Officer for the Detroit
Public Library. He says the title is rather misleading "as our
office handles not only newspaper releases but also radio and
television. We hope to be on the air with four half-hour
programs this fall."
Don and Delores (Green, '50) deNagy live in Bingham-
ton, New York. Don was discharged from the Air Force last
April after serving one year in Greenland.
Kennedy R. Garrison is still with the Bureau of Parole,
Department of Institutions and Agencies, State of New Jersey.
This year he is working on a Master's degree at the University
of Pennsylvania Institute of Local and State Governments.
Dorothy Downey Hollandsworth, ex '51, and her husband
have recently gone to Mexico as missionaries of the Presbyterian
Church, U. S.
Gregory and Carolyn ( Beatty, '54 ) Howard are living in
Smyrna, Georgia, where Greg has a position with the W. T.
Ruby Jean Harris received the M.A. degree from the Uni-
versity of Tennessee in June, and is an instructor in English
there this year.
Bruce and Dons (I [.ill, '53) deNagy and their young son
were in Philadelphia this summer. Bruce received his dis-
charge from the Air Force in June.
Vernon Hyde worked this past summer as program di-
rector for the Knoxville Boy's Club. He is now in his second
year as science teacher at Park [unior High School m Knox-
Paul Kidder is now a probation officer for the Juvenile
Court in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Mrs. Kidder (Pat
Lewis, '53) is teaching for the third year in Takoma Park
Junior High School.
Janet Cnmmings Martin (see Marriages) was graduated
from Northwestern University Medical College last spring and
is this year interning in the Evanston, Illinois, Hospital.
Herbert II. Palmer received the Master of Education de-
gree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in
Robert D. Proffitt received the M.D. degree from the Uni-
versity of Tennessee Medical School in September and is
interning at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
James E. Watt is now pastor of the Vanderbilt and Daw-
son Presbyterian Churches. He and Mrs. Watt (Joan Duerig,
'53) live in Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania.
Jim Allison graduated from the University of Chicago Law
School last March and passed the Ohio bar examinations in
August. This month he is entering the Army.
I. T. Anderson is with the United States Steel Corporation
in Chicago as a management trainee in the accounting depart-
ment. He visited the campus in June.
Betty Brunskill is employed as Director of Christian Edu-
cation at the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah.
Marsha Beebe Green, ex '52, wrote to the Alumni Office
in September from on board the S.S. President Van Buren, a
cargo liner, on which she was one of eleven passengers. She
was on her way to Japan to join her husband who is stationed
there with the army.
Lawrence Major received the Master's degree from the
University of Tennessee in August.
Bill Robinson received a Master of Sacred Music from
Union Theological Seminary, New York, last spring. Mrs.
Robinson (Mildred Cooper, '53) received a Master of Arts
degree in 1954 and last year taught in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Both of them are teaching in the Knoxville city schools this
Al Springfield has recently changed his address from
Ardmore, to Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Ken and Joy (Hickman) Upham were graduated from
McCormick Seminary in May, Ken with a B.D. and Joy with
an M.A. degree. During a meeting of the Synod of Florida
in June they promoted a breakfast for Maryville alumni and
friends, with twenty present.
Maryville each year sends many students to seminary.
We have the following impressive list of those who graduated
from Presbyterian seminaries last spring. We do not have a
complete list of those from other seminaries, and even the
Presbyterian list may not be complete. Most ot them, of
course, are members of the class of 1952, although a few are
from other classes. We are listing them by seminary, together
with the name of the church each one is now serving insofar
as we have that information.
Columbia Seminary, Atlanta
Millard Stephens, '51, Aberdeen, Mississippi
Louisville Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Charles E. Allen, Jr., to enter chaplaincy
Robert D. Argie, '50, Lancing. Tennessee
Robert T. Cuthill, Iron Mountain Larger Parish, Frederick
Thomas L. Jones, Meadowview Church, Louisville, Ken-
James L. Kren, Houston Memorial Church, Maryville,
W, Austin VanPelt, Faith Larger Parish (Maryville Col-
lege), Maryville, Tennessee
Robert R. Williams, '51, Relfield, North Dakota
McCormick Seminary, Chicago
Anderson D. Clark, '51, Covenant Church, Madison,
Claude A. Cowan, Seventh Presbyterian Church, Indian-
Russell C. Owens, Cabery, Illinois
Charlie W. Schwenke, Jr., Doran, Minnesota
Ralph G. Thiesse, Berryville, Arkansas
William K. Upham, Church of the Master, North Miami,
San Fkancisco Seminary, San Anselmo, California
George W. Day, Assistant, Westminster Church, San Jose,
Western Seminary, Pittsburgh
Norris Lee Cook, Cumberland, Maryland
John I. Hendricks, Sodus, New York
Charles W. Holsinger, Sarver, Pennsylvania
Robert W. Moser, Pine Plains, New York
Robert A. Neill, First Church, Clarksburg, West Virginia
Edward H. Riedescl, ex '52, Route 2, Belmont, Ohio
Albert W. Shakley, '51
Frank S. Vigh, Route 4, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Princeton Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey-
Richard John Dosker, Jr., '51, Asistant Minister, Christian
Education, Glendale, California
Wesley P. Miles
Durwood Robert VanNest, '51, National Missions, Craig,
Union Seminary, New York
Richard A. Newman, Westminster Church, Syracuse, New
Mary Ann Hicks, '53, DCE, Willard, Ohio
Assembly's Training School, Richmond, Virginia
Janna Boggs, ex '55, DCE, Sequoyah Hill Church, Knox-
Anita Withers, ex '51
Sylvia Peresenyi, ex '55, DCE, Youth Work, First Church,
Charlotte, North Carolina
Richard John Waka graduated from one of the Baptist
seminaries and is now pastor of the Euclid Avenue Baptist
Church, Cleveland, Ohio.
Florence Dawes Akin, ex '53, received the Master's degree
at the August Commencement at the University of Tennessee.
Don Brakebill received his Master of Music degree from
the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and is
now Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Maryville.
Jim Campbell is out of service and is teaching in the
Clinton, Tennessee, schools.
George Carpenter, a senior at Louisville Presbyterian
Seminary, has been chosen Student Body Moderator for the
Dorothy Ann Cooley is Assistant Therapeutic Dietitian at
Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, the same hospital in which
Jack Durant was awarded the M.A. degree at the June
Commencement at the University of Tennessee.
Harold Glad was graduated from the Navy's Officer
Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in July.
Grace Ann Greenawalt, who has been teaching at Wasatch
Academy in Utah, is studying this year at the University of
Madrid under a work fellowship of the Presbyterian Board of
Van Holland received his M.A. from Indiana University
this summer. He and Joanne ( Edwards, '54 ) then went from
Indiana to New Jersey, where Van expected to enter military
Clyde E. Mc.Campbe.il was released from the Navy last
March, and began graduate study at the University of Ten-
Ruth Blackburn Morgan's husband graduated from
McCormick Seminary last spring and they are now living in
Chatfield, Minnesota, where he is pastor of the Cumingsville
and Pioneer Churches.
J. Talmer Peacock received the M.S. degree from the uni-
versity of Alabama in August and at present is an instructor
in biology at the Texas College of Arts and Industries, in
Tasker Robinette received a Master of Hospital Adminis-
tration degree from Washington University, St. Louis. He is
now in military service, taking the basic course in medical
administration at Gunter AFB, Montgomery. Alabama.
Trudy Singleton last spring was appointed Acting Execu-
tive of La Marina Neighborhood House, where she has been
teaching since her graduation from Maryville. LaMarina,
which is under the Presbyterian Board of National Missions,
includes a clinic, a large primary school, and a day nursery.
Robert Dales Buchanan received his M.S. degree from the
University of Tennessee in August and is now employed by
the Aluminum Company of America.
Diane Ross Carr, ex '54 (see Marriages), after leaving
Maryville graduated from John Hopkins School of Nursing.
She and her husband will live in San Francisco while he
completes his Master's degree at the University of California.
William II. Dartnell was graduated from the Navy's
Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in May
and is now stationed in Florida.
James A. Hunt received his M.A. degree in Clinical
Psychology at New Mexico Highlands University in June. He
plans to enlist in the Navy this fall.
Robert R. McClelland, ex '54, was graduated in June
from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He
is now stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Sandra McDougal, ex '54, was graduated in June from
the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in nursing. In
September she became a member of the faculty in the School
of Nursing at Duke University.
Joe McMurray received the Master's degree from the Uni-
versity of Tennessee in August.
Hershel Nelson is stationed in Germany with the United
States Air Force.
Homer Rickabaugh, a junior at Louisville Presbyterian
Seminary, has been chosen regional director of the Inter-
Seminary Movement for Kentucky-Tennessee.
Lt. John Strand, Jr. is on the U.S.S. Intrepid in the
Mediterranean Sea area, and does not expect to be back in
the States until December.
Elaine Tucker, ex '56, was graduated from the Delta-C&S
Air Lines' Stewardess Training School in May.
Rev. Dr. Clinton H. Gillingham, '05, died Inly IS, 1955, at
the age of seventy-seven. Dr. Gillingham was Professor of
Bible at Maryville from 1908 to 1929, and for most of that
time served also as Registrar. In 1929 he became president of
the Philadelphia School for Christian Workers, which in 19.31
became Tennent College of Christian Education, and remained
there until 1943, when Tennent was merged with Princeton
Seminary. Soon afterwards he and Mrs. Gillingham returned
to Maryville to live. He is survived by his wife ( Helen
Lewis, '20), two daughters, Alice Gillingham McDowell, '28,
and Mary Gillingham Padgett, '3.5, and four sons, George '26,
Wilson, '31, Jonathan, '35, and Edward, '38.
George Reed Shelton, '11, died in July at his home in
Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was sixty-six years old. Mr.
Shelton had retired in March from the National Bureau of
Standards after twenty-five years of service in its ceramics
section. He recently had received the Department of Com-
merce's silver medal for outstanding contributions in technol-
ogy in the field of ceramics. He is survived by his wife (Eva
Alexander, TO), a son and a daughter.
W. Earl Martin, '17, died August 16, 1955, at a Knoxville
hospital. He had been ill for several years. Mr. Martin's
home was in Maryville, and he had held an official position
with the Aluminum Company of America. He is survived by
his wife and one daughter, also a sister, Mrs. Fred Neubert
(Alta Martin, Prep. '08), and a brother, Kenneth, Prep. '16.
Herbert W. Samsel, '17, died lune 19, 1954. News of his
death was received in the Alumni Office in May, 1955. Mr.
Samsel's home was at Bean Station, Tennessee. His two
brothers, Richard Clarence, '07, and Albert Charles, TO, and a
sister, Eva May, '14, continue to live there.
Mary Almeda Thomas ( Mrs. George K. ) Neff, ex '26,
died May 19, 1955, in Sheffield, Alabama. She is survived by
her husband, Rev. George K. Neff, '25, and daughter, Persis,
who is a sophomore at Maryville.
William H. Blough, ex '27, was fatally injured in an
automobile accident near Washington Courthouse, Ohio, in the
early summer. He was returning from Pennsylvania to his
home in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Mr. Blough formerly resided
in Maryville, where he was engaged in the practice of law. He
is survived by his wife (Anne Ellis, ex '28), a son and two
Lawrence L. Clouser, ex '31, died last spring. He had
lived in Philadelphia for many years, and was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church of Germantown. By his will he set
up at his church a scholarship fund for Maryville College
Dr. Wesley Y. Culver, '33, died in July at the home of his
mother on Long Island, New York. His death was due to a
heart attack. Dr. Culver, a psychiatrist, was head of the Four
Winds Sanitarium. He had visited in Maryville about a year
Ralph Thomas Parkinson, '47, died May 25, 1955, in
Berea, Kentucky. His death resulted from a heart ailment
which had hospitalized him for several days. He was thirty
years of age. Mr. Parkinson had been Dean of Men at Berea
College since September, 1954. He had previously been at
Washington College, Tennessee. H is survived by his wife
( Joan Liddell, '47 ) two children, his parents and two sisters.
Henry L. Fugate, '50, died July 31, 1955, at his home in
Maryville, after en extended illness. He is survived by his wife
( Ezell Hayes, '41), one son, his mother, and several brothers
Clarence B. Shepard, '55, was drowned June 4, 1955,
when the car in which he and a companion were riding ran
off the road into the backwaters of Fort Loudon Lake near
Knoxville. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and three
brothers, two of whom are Joseph Everett, '50, and Kenneth,
More than a year ago we announced that, since the U. S.
Supreme Court had declared unconstitutional state laws re-
quiring schools and colleges to segregate Negro and white
students, Maryville College would enroll students regardless
of race, as it had done a half century ago before Tennessee
extended its segregation laws to private and church institutions.
Throughout last year there were six Negro students en-
rolled for fulltime work in Maryville College. This fall four
of them are back and three new ones have enrolled, making
a total of seven in college this semester doing fulltime work.
In addition there are four others, one adult and three of pre-
college age, taking music lessons. The program is going for-
As far as we know, no other Tennessee colleges at which
white students predominate have enrolled Negroes as under-
graduates. Fisk University and perhaps other private colleges
at which Negro students predominate have admitted white
students. There are several graduate schools which now have
both white and Negro students, the tax-supported ones having
been required by the Federal Courts to take this step. Ulti-
mately, of course, all tax-supported colleges and universities
will be required to complete integration of their programs, and
various church and private colleges, for which it is voluntary,
have the matter under consideration.
Reports indicate that Oak Ridge, where the school policy
is controlled by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission rather
than by the local community, is the only place in' Tennessee
where integration has yet been put into effect in the public
elementary or high schools. Others are taking advantage of the
U. S. Supreme Court's ruling which allows a reasonable period
to work out necessary adjustments.
Maryville College, located in one of the "segregation"
states of the South, took a prompt pioneering action which has
won the approval and support of most alumni and friends, and
the respect, if not always the approval, of neighbors in the
community. Some alumni have been very encouraging and
helpful. I have, of course, received some sharply critical
letters and a few abusive ones, and a few persons in conversa-
tion have voiced disapproval although these have been very
few. Our admission of Negroes probably has cut down some-
what the enrollment from the Maryville-Knoxville area and the
South, but that will be temporary. In any case, our step was
taken because we believe it to be right, not because we thought
it would be popular. We are thankful that it has had a large
measure of approval, and we are more than ever convinced
that our policy is right and the only one consistent with the
-Ralph W. Lloyd
THE 1955 SCHEDULE
Sept. 24 - Jacksonville State 7 Maryville
Oct. 1 — Centre 17 Maryville
8 — E. Tennessee State Home
15 — Emory and Henry Away
22 — U. T. Freshmen Home
29 — Howard (Birmingham) Away
Nov. 5 — Carson-Newman (HOMECOMING) Home
12 — Concord State Away
Mr. and Mrs. E. Leslie Webb, Jr., '33 (Ruth Freeman,
'46), their second child, a daughter, Virginia Ruth, September
Mr. and Mrs. James Badgett, '36 (Marguerite Gray, '37),
a daughter, Nan Newman, May 12, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Settle (Kathleen Cissna, '39), a
son, James Charles, May 8, 195.5.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dennis (Ruth Mack, '40), their
third child, a son, John Lawrence, July 7, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. George L. Hunt, '40 ( Mary Alice Minear,
ex '41), a son, Bruce Laird, born June 21, 1954, and adopted
March 15, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. Harold N. Banks (Virginia Wheeler, '11),
their third child, a daughter, Susan Virginia, December 20,
Dr. and Mrs. Hal Henschen, '41, twin sons, Bruee Lowell
and Paul Denman, May 14, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holzworth (Lois Ann Alexander,
'41), their fourth child, a son, Franklin James II, April 21,
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Charles S. McCammon, '42, their fourth
child, a son, Mark Thomas, June 22, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. Francis Seely, '42 (Ruth West, '40), their
eighth child, a daughter Karen Patricia, June 4, 1955, in
Rev. and Mrs. George C. Tibbetts, '42 ( Marjorie Orcutt,
'40), their fourth child, a son, Wayne Arthur, August 2, 1955.
Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Pierce, Jr., '4.3 (Meredith Preston,
'43), their fourth child, a son, Worth David, July 16, 195.5.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Berry (Lois Roberts, '44), their
first child, a daughter, Laura Anne, August 15, 1955, in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dr. and Mrs. Sam E. Crawford, Jr., ex '44 (Anna Parris,
'50), their second child, a son, Daniel Earl, April 30, 19.55.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Dorn (Ann Elizabeth Horton,
'44), their first child, a son, Ronald Lawrence, July 4, 195.5.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Heaps, ex '4.5 (Jeanne Heaps, '47),
their third child, a son, Jerry Wilson, June 21, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Warren (Audria Stinger, '46), a
son, Richard John, April 12, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. Jay R. Bishop, '47 (Lois Miller, ex '50),
their second child, a daughter, Rebecca Sue, February 8, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Christy (Virginia Miller, '47), a
son, Gary Randolph, born December 13, 1954, and adopted
August 26, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. John Craig, Jr., '47, a son, Allen Scott,
August 19, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Overton, Jr., '47, their second child,
a son, August 4, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pepper, Jr., '47 (Geraldine Hogan,
'43), their fourth son, Jeffrey Lynn, July 13, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Voorhees, '47 ( Loretta Nunn, '48),
their third child, a son, Ronald Edward, February 23, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Hall ( Katherine Franklin, '48),
their third child, a daughter, Patricia Ellen, January 12, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lundell ( LaVonne Heard, '48), a son,
David Paul, November 28, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Hedrick ( Mary Maude Cunningham,
ex '49), their first child, a daughter, Mary Borden, April 3,
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Honaker, '49. their first child, a
daughter, Elizabeth Ann, April 30, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. Earl Martin, '49, a daughter, Susan
Lorraine, June 13, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Proffitt, '49 (Vera Lusk, '49),
their second child, a son, Paul Clifford, July 14, 1954.
Rev. and Mrs. William H. Webster (Zoe Sayre, '49), their
first child, a son, William Linford, September 22, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Abbott, ex '50 ( Loraine Swift, '48),
their first child, a son, Richard Neil, August 6, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady L. E. Carroll, '50, their first child,
a son, Grady Lee Ernest, Jr., May 24, 1955.
Dr. and Mrs. Russell G. Doyle ( Faye Robinson, '50),
their first child, a son, Hoyt Justin, July 6, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Handley, '50 (Barbara MeNiell,
'51), their first child, a son, George Bradford, June 13, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Clem Holland (Elizabeth King, '50), their
first child, a son, William Orvin, April 22, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kribbs, ex '50, their second child,
a son, Keith Douglas, June 24, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Kribbs, '50 (Vera Dockendorf,
ex '50), a daughter. Carolyn Anne, June 3, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Ben Paxton, '50 (Ann Gates, '50), their
second child, a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, June 22, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Riech (Jean Enfield, '50), a son,
Joseph Edward, August 17, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Banks, '51, their first child, a son,
Charles Campbell, April 18, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. Lewis M. Evans, '51, their second child, a
son, Mark David, April 28, 1955.
Rev. and Mrs. John W. Folta (Ruth Humes, '51), their
first child, a daughter, Martha Jean, May 19, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Howard, '51 (Carolyn Beatty, '54),
their first child, a son, David Linden, April 30, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. David Kineaid, ex '51 (Beverly Jacobi, '52),
a daughter, Nellis Jane, March 15, 1955 in the U.S. Naval
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lane, '51 (Jacqueline Lenderman,
'51), their first child, a son, July 10, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trotter, '51 (Carol Fraser Trotter,
'54), their first child, a son, John Thaddeus II, September 17,
Rev. and Mrs. Robert R. Williams, '51 ( Dorothea Fried-
rich, '49), their first child, a daughter, Ruth Ann, July 21, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hill (Dorothy Johnston, '52), a son,
Douglas Edward, November 24, 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kees, '52 ( Hazel Deane Wood,
'52), their second child, a daughter, Debra Lynn, May 21, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garren, '53 ( Beverly Ann Brooks,
ex '56), their first child, a son, Michael Scott, July 1, 1955.
Mr. an<L.Mrs. Ralph Leech ( Karole Kapp, '53), their
second child, a daughter, Randie Dawn, January 31, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Newberry, '53 ( Christine Stephens,
ex '52), their second child, a son, Scott Lyndel, July 29, 19.55.
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Darrock, '54 (Trudy Furman, '54),
their first child, a son, Douglas Furman, September 8, 1955.