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23rd Annual Observance 

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 



President David L. McArthur, '36 

Vice-President Mrs. Charles Roberts, '48 

Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, '15 

Executive Committee 
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 


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 


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 
normal total. 

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 
worth seeing. 

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 
for women 

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 
with them. 

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 




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. 


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 
Brownwood, Texas. 

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. 


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 
Lake City 

Doctor of Humanities (L.H.D.) from Lincoln Memorial Uni- 
versity, Tennessee 

Doctor of Sacred Theology ( S.T.D. ) from Blackburn College, 

Dr. Lloyd holds also the following doctor's degrees 
previously received: 

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. 

Illinois (19.54) 


Commencement Scene, showing the Maryville College Vesper Choir 

Commencement Scene: The Daisy Chain 



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. 


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. 


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 
(a Director) 

January 8 — Bev. Dr. Herman L. Turner, Atlanta ( a 

January 15 — Bev. Dr. Earle W. Crawford, Witchita 
Falls, Texas ( Alumnus '35 ) 


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 
of Tennessee. 

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 
June 1956. 

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, 
last year. 

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 
from it. 

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 


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. 


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 
Zurich group. 

Concluding the Artists series will be a recital by Sanroma, 
internationally known pianist, on March 1. 

(See also Marriages) 

James Akin — Student at Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Shirley Axley Young — Teaching in the Blount County 
school system. 

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 
of Theology. 

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 
of Medicine. 

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- 
in Hospital. 

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 
school system. 

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 
Sparta, Tennessee. 

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 
Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

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- 
ological Seminary. 

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- 
ological Seminary. 

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 
Inverness, Florida. 

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 
Employment Security. 

Ken Wilkinson - Attending Western Theological Seminary. 

Donald Williams — Graduate assistant in biology at Emory 
University, Georgia. 

Jessie Marie Wilson — Teaching third and fourth grades in 
Blount County. 

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 
20, 195.5. 

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 
Baltimore, Maryland. 

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 
31, 1954. 

Janice Gay Clemens, '55, to Don Marshall Moore, '56 May 
19, 1955. 

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 
11, 19.55. 

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. 


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 
Puerto Rico. 

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, 
West Virginia. 


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 
Presbyterian Church. 

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 
in Asheville. 

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 
Insurance Company. 


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 
Presbyterian Church. 

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 
the scrolls. 

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 
California living." 

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, 
this winter. 


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- 
tute teaching. 

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 
Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

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 
Presbyterian Church. 

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. 
Grant Stores. 

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 
Town, Missouri 

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- 
apolis, Indiana 

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- 
ville, Tennessee 

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 
year 1955-56. 

Dorothy Ann Cooley is Assistant Therapeutic Dietitian at 
Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, the same hospital in which 
she interned. 

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 
Foreign Missions. 

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. 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 
Kingsville, Texas. 

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 
and sisters. 

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- 
ward successfully. 

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 
Christian ethics. 

-Ralph W. Lloyd 


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 
28, 1955. 

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 
Hospital, Guam. 

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.