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Dr. Edwin R. Hunter chats with group of freshmen 
whose parents attended Maryville College. 







9:45 a.m. — Founders Day Service (Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel) 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. — Alumni Luncheon 
2:.30-4:30 p.m. —Alumni Open House in Dining Hall 
3:00 p.m. — Homecoming Parade 
5:30-7:30 p.m. —Alumni Barbecue on baseball field 
8:00 p.m. — Homecoming Game with Emory and Henry 


May 18, Saturday — Alumni Day 

May 19, Sunday — Baccalaureate Day 

May 22, Wednesday — Commencement Day 



Pieiident Edwin A. Shelley, '31 

Vice President Ro>- D. Crawford, '43 

Recnrdiufi Secretary Miss Winifred Painter, '15 

Executive Committee 

Cla,ss of 19.57: Dr. Henry A. Callaway, e.x '17; E. C. Crow, '30; Mrs. William R. Graham 
(Eleanore Pflanze), '36. 

Area Members: West Central, Louis Blair, '32, Cedar Rapids Iowa. 

Northeast, Donald Briggs, '33, Freeport, Long Island, \. Y. 

Class of 1958: Mrs. Don xMoore (Janice Clemens), '55; Mrs. L. C. Olin (Bessie Henry), '20; 
Al W. Dockter, '47. 

Area Members: Southeast, Mrs. Mary Kate Duskin (Lewis), "20, Atlanta, 
East Central, Dr. George Callahan, '20, Waukegan, Illinois. 

Class of 1959: Prof. Commodore Fisher, '16; Mrs. Edward Lyle (Edna McCamy), '29; 
Andrew L. Alexander, '34. 

Area Members: Mid-Atlantic, Dr. Edward Brubaker, '38, Philadelphia, Pa. 
West Coast, Rev. Lester Bond, '15, San Diego, California. 


Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo tloyd. President 

Vol. LV October, 1956 No. 3 

Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennessee, as second- 
class moil matter. Acceptance for mailing at special TOte of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of 
October 3, 1917, authorized February 10, 1919. 

The Cover -Dr. Edwin R. Hunter, dear to the hearts of Maryvdh- Colli-^v alumni everywhere. cJwt.'i informaUy icith a 
group of new students who.ic parents attended CoUei^e on the Hill in years past. Left to ri^ht. first row: Rohh Gwaltney 
{Rev. W. Malcolm Gwaknei/, '34, Miriam Kiufi Gwaltney, ex '37): Betty Ann Gross (Martha Mc^padden Gross. 44h 
.second row: Gad and Janet Wathen (Dr. Charles .\. Wat'hcn. '24. Bhnwhe Moore Wathen, '24): Gail Bradley (Gladys 
Coulter Brudleu, "34): Miriam Briggs (Donald Briggs, '33. Ruth Farlec Briggs, _ex '34): top row: Hugh Chirk ( Fr</ii»c P. 
Clark, ex '37, 'Man/ Wi/so/i ClurK ex '37): Claire Howell (Janws K. Howell. '3,. Phyllis Staples, ex '39); Gwcn DcLozicr, 
(Hugh DeLozier, ex '29, S. Harriet Brown DcLozier, ex '30); Helen Rankin (Lynn B. Rankin, '31). 

Top: Edwin A. Shelley, president of the Maryville College 
Alumni Association, was graduated in 1931. His major field 
of study was political and social science. He was a member 
of the Glee Club for three years, sang in the Vesper Choir, 
was president of Athenian in his senior year, class president in 
his junior year, and served as assistant in English and later in 

After graduation, he taught and coached for two years 
in high school, then went into personnel work with TVA. 
With the exception of two years in the Navy as assistant to 
the Director of Civilian Personnel, 6th Naval District, Charles- 
ton, South Carolina, Ed has been with the TVA continuously 
since 1933. As we go to press, word comes of his promotion 
to the position of Director of Personnel for TVA. He married 
Elizabeth Cannon, a classmate, in 1932. Ed and Elizabeth 
have three children, a son and two daughters. 

Dear Maryville College Alumni: 

Attendance at Homecoming has been increasing every year. This year we think will be the greatest ever. One 
criticism many of us have heard, however, has been that those of us who live nearby show up only for the barbecue and 
football game. You will note that this year's program, which appears elsewhere in the bulletin, has been deliberately ar- 
ranged to encourage everyone to spend the major part of the day on the campus. We hope you can be with us for a 
leisurely day of renewing old acquaintances and bringing yourself up to date on the current program of the College. 

Since I am not a resident of Maryville I can remind you that year after year local alumni plan and do the work 
necessary for a successful Homecoming celebration. The rest of us are inclined to take it for granted. This year let's 
remember to express our appreciation when we see them on October 13. Those of you who cannot be with us may notice 
that your "ears are burning" for we'll be talking about you and wishing you were with us. 

With best wishes, 
President of Alumni Association 

Bottom left: Roy D. Crawford, vice president of the Maryville' College Alumni Association, was a graduate in the 
class of 194.3. He was a political science major. While in school, he was president of the YMCA in his senior year, 
treasurer of his class in his sophomore year, a member of the "Echo" business staff, business manager of the M-Book in 
his sophomore year, "Chilhowean" business manager in his junior year, and was selected for Who's Who in American Col- 
leges and Universities. 

After graduation, Roy served with the Air Corps in the 
European Theatre from 1943 to 1946. He then entered the 
University of Tennessee Lav/ School and was graduated in 
1948. In the same year he was admitted to the bar and has 
practiced law since then except for the years 19.50-52 when he 
was serving witli the Second Division Artillery, in Korea. He 
married Dorothy Jobes in 1948. They have two children, a 
son and a daughter. 

Bottom right: Miss Winifred L. Painter has served faith- 
fully for the past fifteen years as recording secretary of the 
Alumni Association. A graduate of the College in 1915, she 
was the first secretary of New Providence Presbyterian Church. 
She was appointed to the post in 1926 and served continuously 
on the church staff in various capacities until June, 1956, when 
she retired. She was vice president of Bainonian and also 
served as secretary. 

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President Lloyd^s Page 

To Mdryville College Alumni: 

1. The 138th Year opened officially on September 4, with 
classes meeting first on the 7th. While most of us do not 
carry in mind such a figure as "138th," it is a good thing 
occasionally to trace the College's age back to 1819 (which 
we do carry in mind). It gives us a sense of stability. Of 
all the 18.55 colleges and universities listed by the U. S. Office 
of Education only about fifty are older than Maryville College. 
Thus we are older than 97 '/f of American institutions. This 
does not guarantee high quality in the 138th year, but it does 
indicate solid foundations and rich heritage. Both of these 
assets, when combined with a contemporary sense of alertness, 
vision, and progress, can produce a quality of high order. 

2. The Directors, Faculty, and Staff are the most determi- 
native forces in creating high quality in both the atmosphere 
and results of a college. Maryville has thirty-si.\ Directors, 
sixty faculty, and about forty salaried staff. There are this 
year two new Directors, ten new teachers, two new librarians, 
and two other new members of the staff. The two new Di- 
rectors, elected by the Synod of Mid-South in June, are both 
Maryville graduates who have done extensive advanced study. 
One is a minister. Rev. Harold Gordon Harold, Ph.D., D.D., 
'27, of Memphis, and the other is Mr. Edwin J. Best, '36, of 
Maryville, an official with T.V.A. The fourteen new faculty 
and staff members are well qualified and appear to be starting 

3. Dr. Edwin Ray Hunter asked last spring that, beginning 
with the new college year, he be relieved of the duties of 
Dean of Curriculum and be permitted to take a full teaching 
load in English. For twenty-five years he has filled the two po- 
sitions ( carrying usually two thirds or three fourths of a teach- 
ing schedule), but he now feels that he should no longer 
undertake the combined duties. His service as a Dean has 
been a distinguished one, as has been and is his service as 
Professor. He is now teaching a full schedule of English 
courses and will continue as chairman of the Faculty Commit- 
tee on Special Studies, one of the significant improvements he 
led in establishing, and likewise in other areas of the College's 
life and work we shall continue to have the benefit of his 
versatile abilities. Dr. Frank D. McClelland, Dean of Students, 
and Miss Viola Lightfoot, Assistant to the Dean of Students, 
are at the present time assuming many of the responsibilities 
relinquished by Dr. Hunter, and a new Faculty Committee on 
Curricuhmi, composed of the chairman of the six Divisions of 
Instruction and Dean McClelland as chairman, has been set up. 

4. The Treasurer's Office is a major and vital one in every 
college organization, and has become more rather than less so 
as the complexity of the American financial structure has in- 
creased. While the President, backed by the Directors, must 
inescapably bear the chief administrative responsibility for 
finances, as for other aspects of the College's life and work, 
yet the Treasurer and his staff must handle most of the detailed 
duties and decisions. 

Maryville College has had a number of distinguished 
Treasurers. For the first eighty years the following served as 
part-time officers without formal salary: James Berry ( 1819- 
1833), General William Wallace (1833-1864), John P. Hooke 
(1865-1884), and Hon. William A. McTeer (1884-1900). 
Since 1900 the following three men have served as full-time 
salaried Treasurers of the College: Major Ben Cunningham 
(1900-1914), Fred Lowry Proffitt (1914-1943), and Paul W. 
Henry (1948-1953). For the past year Sidney E. Hening, of 
Virginia, a prominent retired Y.M.C.A. and Church executive, 
has generously and efficiently served, with but token compen- 
sation, as Acting Treasurer. He has continued at our request 

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longer than he desired to do until a new Treasurer should be 
secured. Elsewhere in this magazine announcement is made 
of the appointment of Mr. Frank Layman, General Manager of 
Park Lumber Company, Inc., Maryville, as Treasurer of the 
College, effective on or before November 1. 

5. Robert J. Maclellan, a member of our Board of Directors 
since 1940, died suddenly at his home in Chattanooga on June 
7, 1956, at the age of eighty-two. His entire business life 
had been spent with the Provident Life and Accident Insurance 
Company of Chattanooga, which had been founded by his 
father and of which he was for thirty-six years President and 
for four years Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership 
the Company developed into one of the strongest of its kind 
in the nation. Mr. Maclellan, who received the honorarj- 
degree of Doctor of Laws from Maryville College in 1955, was 
a loyal and wise friend and a generous donor who asked always 
that no publicity be given to his benefactions. Directors of 
this kind make possible colleges of Mary\'ille's kind. 

6. Foundation Grants. In July the Ford Foundation sent 
to all the 615 colleges selected for grants the first installment, 
approximating one-half of its allocation, and expects to send 
the balance next summer. We received a check for S80,000 
which, in accordance with instructions, has been invested as 
endowment. The income is designated for increasing teachers' 
salaries. Obviously this at even the most favorable rate will 
not do more than "prime the pump." 

In July we received also another generous grant of 810,000 
for the same purpose from the General Service Foundation, 
whose office is in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was prompted by 
a genuine concern for strengthening independent colleges and 
by interest in Maryville College. 

By careful calculation, supplemented by a good deal of 
faith, we have set up for the current year a teacher salar\' 
budget reflecting an over-all increase several times the antici- 
pated income from the two grants, generous as they are. In 
addition, we have extended the increases to include non- 
teaching members of the staff. The College's total budget is 
the largest in our history. To balance it will be a herculean 

7. Campus Facilities are of continuous importance to the 
effecti\eness of the College's services. The Fine Arts Center, 
Chapel-Theater, and the Heating Plant are in\aluable major 
additions of recent years, representing expenditures of nearK' 
one and a quarter millions of dollars. We hope alumni will 
not grow weary of our refrain that money is still needed to 
complete payment on the last two named, or will grow so 
weary of it that they decide to rise up and pay off the balance. 
No gift is too large or too small to be needed and welcome. 
We are moving now toward building the new women's dormi- 
tory of which we have long talked but for which we have onl\- 
about half the needed funds — prices continue to go up and 

During recent months we have been selling some of our 
campus land which lies along the public highways and also 
some of our "o\er-ripe" trees in the College Woods. With 
receipts from these \arious sales we ha\e ( a ) rewired Pear- 
sons, Carnegie, and Memorial Halls, (b) replaced and in- 
creased our kitchen equipment, ( c ) laid a new floor in the 
dining hall, ( d ) installed a filter system, for the first time. 
at the swimming pool, (e) paved several roads and walks, 
and ( f ) installed new lights in the library. 

So, at college as elsewhere, we li\e by things now and old. 

Cordially yours. 


Plans for the annual Homecoming celebration were dis- 
cussed by the Executive Board of the Alumni Association at 
the initial fall meeting held in the conference room of the 
new Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel on Tuesday, September 4. 

If attendance is any criterion of interest, this promises to 
be a great year for the Ahuiini Association. Only two mem- 
bers of a potential fourteen were absent, and one of them now 
lives in Florida! Even Don Briggs, '33, area member from 
Long Island, was present, but we have to admit that he had 
an ulterior motive: that of bringing his daughter to Maryville 
for her freshman year. It was good to have Don present, 
though, and as a reward, we made him pose for the picture 
of the officers of the Association. 

There was general agreement that there should be an 
effort to give greater continuity to the Homecoming Day pro- 
gram. The consensus of opinion seemed to be that alumni 
would make a greater effort to be present for the entire day 
if a continuous program were planned. So the nearly 12-hour 
schedule which appears on this page was enthusiastically 

Of particular interest, especially to more recent alumni 
whose memories of the dining hall are more vivid, will be 
the Open House in Pearsons from two-thirty until four-thirty. 
Miss Ware will provide coffee and light refreshment for alumni 
who return for the occasion. It will be a wonderful oppor- 
tunity for informal group reunions. 

Another innovation will be the alumni luncheon immedi- 
ately following the Founders Day convocation. Local alumni 
will be hard at work to ascertain how many plan to be present 
for the luncheon from the Bloimt County and Knoxville area. 

If you live at a distance, won't you please lei us know whether 
you plan to be here 40 that proper reservations can be made 
at the restaurants where special accommodations will be 

Incidentally, there will be two other features introduced 
during the Open House period. Arrangements are being 
made to provide student guides for a tour of the new build- 
ings, a genuine educational feature for alumni who have been 
away for a long time. And along the same lines, there will 
be an informal talk by President Lloyd or Dr. McClelland on 
the general college program and recent developments at the 
close of the Open House period. 

We want at least five hundred to attend the barbecue. 
Ernie Lowe, '35, is general chairman of arrangements. Serving 
assignments are under the direction of a committee consisting 
of Mrs. Edward Lyle, '29; Mrs. L. C. Olin, '20; Miss Inez 
Burns, '29, and Miss Winifred Painter, '1.5. Finale for the 
day's activities will be the pigskin classic with Emory and 
Henry. You won't want to miss this one, which promises to 
be a real thriller. 


Here's the schedule for Homecoming: 
9:45 a.m. — Founders Day Convocation. 

12:00-1:30 — Alumni Luncheon at a nearby restaurant. Please 
let us know if you plan to be present. 

2:30-4:30 — Alumni Open House in the Dining Hall. 

5:30-7:30 — Alumni Barbecue on the athletic field. Commit- 
tees are already hard at work on this. 

8:00 p.m. — Emory and Henry— let's get 'em! 


The 1956 Founders Day speaker will be Dr. C. E. Brehm, President 
of the University of Tennessee. 

Dr. Brehm's special field is agriculture and rural life, and his out- 
standing work as Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University 
of Tennessee led to his appointment as President of the entire Uni- 
versity ten years ago. 

He is a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Pennsylvania 
State University. He taught on the faculty of Purdue Universit>' in 
Indiana before coming to the University of Tennessee in 1917. 

He is prominent in the life of the State and a leader in the United 
Lutheran Church, being a member of that denomination's Board of 

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Daviil W. Proffitt, '16, Moderator of General 
Asseml}hj of Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 


David W. Proffitt, '16, long a prominent merchant in the City 
of Maryville and since 1954 a Director of Mary\-ille College, was in 
May, 1956, elected Moderator of the 168th General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church in the USA. In 1954 Ralph W. Lloyd, '15, 
President of the College, was elected Moderator of the 166th General 
Assembly and served one year, as all Moderators of the General 
Assembly do. 

For another person of the same town (even if it were New York 
City with its eight million people ) to be elected to this office within 
two years is without precedent in modern times, and is a testimony 
both to the high regard for Dave Proffitt in the Church at large and 
to the conviction of the Commissioners that it was time again to have 
an Elder as Moderator. 

This is but the fifth time since 1900 that the Moderator has not 
been a Minister. Mr. Proffitt was ordained an Elder in \ew Provi- 
dence Presbyterian Church, where he has been a lifelong member. 
His wife, Gray Webb Proffitt, '16, also is an Elder there. In 
1951-1952 he was President of the National Council of Presbyterian 
Men and has been well known and well liked throughout the Church. 

He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Han- 
over College ( Indiana ) at its 1956 Commencement, which was held 
soon after General Assembly. As Moderator he is filling a full 
schedule of appointments which will take him before Christmas as 
far as India, Africa, and South America. 


Three encouraging current developments in support of 
private and church-related colleges are the growing conscious- 
ness by the churches that these colleges are important, the 
expanding program of giving to colleges by corporations, and 
the prominence given to these colleges by philanthropic foun- 
dations in the United States. 

Maryville College is beginning to benefit by all of these 
new interests. The growth in corporate giving is encouraging. 

The record-breaking gift of the Ford Foundation really 
was the most dramatic and should be encouraging to other 
foimdations, of which there are a great many in the United 

Mention has been made by President Lloyd on his page of 
the gifts from the Ford Foundation and the General Service 
Foundation. He approached a number of foundations a few 
months ago asking consideration for the fact that Maryville 
College's integration policy will probably for a time slacken 
somewhat ordinary gifts and enrollments from some quarters 
of the South. Appropriations have been received in this 
connection as follows: A gift of $1,000 by the Charis Fund, 
a family benevolent trust fund in Berkeley, California; a gift 
of $2,000 per year for two years by the Sidney Hillman Foun- 
dation, established in 1947 to promote enlightened concepts 
of race relations, labor-management relations, and world peace. 

Maryville College has begun to realize some income for 
current purposes from gifts made by corporations in Ten- 
nessee and elsewhere. Maryville was a charter member of 
the Affiliated Colleges of the Upper Tennessee Valley which 
has now enlarged into the Affiliated Independent Colleges of 


The Synod of Mid-Soiith in June elected the following 
two new Directors of Maryville College. 

Rev. Dr. Harold Gordon Harold, pastor of the Lindsay 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Memphis, and a graduate of 
Maryville_ College in the Class of 1927. He is a graduate of 
Princeton Theological Seminary and holds the Ph.D. degree 
from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He held pastor- 
ates in Mt. Holly and Newark, New Jersey, and Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, before going to Memphis a few months ago. 
He is one of the authors of a recent book, "They Seek a 

Mr. Edwin Jones Best, of Maryville, a member of the staff 
of TVA and a graduate of Maryville College in the Class of 
1936. Mr. Best has been with the TVA since graduation 
except for a year in the Harvard University Graduate School 
of Business and four years in the armed forces during World 
War II and an additional period during the Korean War. 
He holds the rank of Major in the \J. S. Arni\- Reser\es, 
served as President of the Maryville College Alumni .Associ- 
ation in 1954-1955, and is an Elder in New Providence 
Presbyterian Church. 


Announcement was made last fall by the Di\ision of Higher 
Education of the Board of Christian Education of the Presby- 
terian Church in the USA of the establishment of fifty scholar- 
ships to be awarded to qualified Presb\terian >oung people 
entering any of the church-related colleges in the fall of 1956. 

Three students who entered Maryville College in September 
were among the fift\- scholarship winners. The successful 
candidates were as follows: Br\ant Lewis Cureton. \\'ashington. 
New Jersey; David Edward MacLean, Lyttou. Iowa; Elizabeth 
Ann Snelbaker, Pitman. New Jersev. 

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Jolm R. Cauble, Hickory, North Carolin;i, Instructor in 
Drama. He is a graduate in Dramatic Arts of the University 
of North Carohna and for the past two summers has been 
technical director of the phiy, "Wilderness Road," in Berea, 

Thomas M. Cragan, Maryville, Instructor in Sociology. 
Mr. Cragan taught at Maryville College two years ago but 
was in graduate school last year. He is a graduate of Mary- 
ville College in the Class of 1941, holds the Master's degree 
from the University of Tennessee, and has done considerable 
work toward his Doctor's degree at New York University. As 
an e.xtracurricular activity he is assisting Coaches Honaker and 
Davis with the football team, having been a member of the 
varsity in student days. 

Rev. A. Thomas Horst, Instructor- in Religion and Phi- 
losophy. Mr. Horst is a graduate of Maryville College in the 
Class of 1947 and of McCormick Theological Seminary in 19.50. 
Prior to studying for the ministry, he was a bank clerk in New 
Jersey and holds a Certificate of Proficiency from The Wharton 
School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. During 
the past two years he has been pastor of the Washington 
Presbyterian Church north of Kno.wille. In addition to teach- 
ing certain courses of his own, he is assisting Dr. Orr with the 
big Ethics class. 

Carol Ann Hutton, Greenback, Tennessee, Assistant in the 
Public Relations and Alimini Office. Miss Hutton is a gradu- 
ate of Maryville College in the Class of 1956 and holds the 
B.A. degree. 

Mrs. C. M. Kincaid, Maryville, part-time Instructor in 
Home Economics. Mrs. Kincaid formerly lived in Virginia, 
holds the B.A. degree from Madison College in Virginia and 
the Master's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute where 
she has served as a teacher. 

Sarah J. Legg, Thomasville, Georgia, Instructor in Greek 
and Latin. Miss Legg holds the Bachelor's degree from Agnes 
Scott College and the Master's degree from Indiana University. 
She is taking the work of Miss Guss who is on Sabbatical 

Gloria Mares, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Instructor in 
Music. Miss Mares took her musical training in Philadelphia 
and for several years has served as a music teacher and church 
organist there. 

Robeii C. Ramger, Pinellas Park, Florida, Instructor in 
Biology. Mr. Ramger received the B.S. degree last year at 
Maryville College, where he was a member of the football, 
baseball, and track teams as well as a major in Biology. 

Dr. Winifred Shannon, Corvallis, Oregon, Instructor in 
French and German. Miss Shannon holds the B.A. and M.A. 
degrees from the University of Kansas, of which state she is 
a native, and a Doctor's degree from Columbia University. 
She was for two years Head of the Modern Language Depart- 
ment, Huntington College (Alabama), after which she served 
under the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions on the 
faculties of Beirut College for Women, Lebanon; Sage College 
for Women, Iran; Ginling College, China; and Isabella Thoburn 
College, India. 

Marilyn Jean Steele, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Instructor in 
Home Economics, holds the degree of B.S. in Home Economics 
from Ohio University at Athens. 

President Lloyd during the summer attended two meetings 
behind the "iron curtain" — that of the Central Committee of 
the World Council o^ Churches in Hungary and that of the 
E.xecutivc Committee of the World Presbyterian Alliance in 
Czechoslovakia. Mrs. Lloyd was permitted to accompany him 
into both countries and they report that the two weeks spent 
there were safe, interesting, and instructive. 

They were in Europe appro.\imately five weeks, crossing 
the Atlantic both ways by air. Tlieir itinerary took them 
through Portugal and Spain, where they gave special attention 
to the difficult Protestant Church situation; Geneva, Switzer- 
land, where Dr. Lloyd was occupied at the ecumenical world 
offices; Vienna; Budapest and Galyateto, Hungary; Praha 
(Prague), Czechoslovakia; Germany, where they attended the 
fabulous Kirchentag, at whose closing service there were 
present the unbelievable number of si.x hundred thousand 
people, and the European Area Council of the World Presb>- 
terian Alliance; and Holland, where they took the airplane 
for New York. 

They met a number of Maryville College alumni in Europe. 
At Lisbon they were guests in the home of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. 
Michael Testa, '34. Dr. Testa is head of the Protestant Theo- 
logical Seminary there, and was being sent to Angola, West 
Africa, to survey the church situation in that Portuguese 
speaking area. In Madrid the Lloyds saw Joanne Causey, a 
Maryville College senior who is spending this semester at the 
University of Madrid with her mother and her father, who is 
on Sabbatical Leave from Davidson College. In Seville they 
happened to meet Lois Painter Hamilton, '25, who is a teacher 
in California and was spending most of the summer in Euroijc. 
In Geneva they had dinner with Trudy Singleton, '53, Di- 
rector of the Marina Neighborhood House in Puerto Rico, who 
was on vacation in Europe. In Geneva too they had lunch 
with Rev. Dr. Max Dominice, honorary '54, pastor of one of 
Geneva's leading Reformed churches, and were guests in the 
home of Rev. Dr. Marcel Pradevand, honorary '49, whom they 
saw also in the meetings in Budapest, Prague, and Emden. 

Helen Seay Stubblefield, Irvington, New Jersey, Assistant 
in the Library. Mrs. Stubblefield graduated at Maryville Col- 
lege in 1954 and has since that time served in the office of 
the Presbyterian Synod of New Jersey and as youth worker in 
the Presbyterian Church at Irvington, New Jersey. Her 
husband, Douglas Stubblefield, is a x'eteran now completing 
his college course at Maryville. 

Mrs. M. B. Tolar, Instructor in Mathematics. Mrs. Tolar, 
wife of Associate Professor Tolar, is a graduate of Georgeto\%'n 
College, Kentucky, holds the Master's degree from the Uni- 
versity of Illinois and has been a member of the faculties at 
Shurtleff College, Illinois, and Fenn College, Ohio. 

Jeunette Wiley, Heiskell, Tennessee, Catalog and Reference 
Librarian. Miss Wiley graduated at Maryville College in 
1953, received her M.A. in Library Science at Florida State 
University, Tallahassee, Florida, and has worked the past two 
years in the University of Tennessee Library at Kno.xville. 

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The 137th annual Commencement of Maryville College 
concluded with the Graduation Exercises on May 23. One 
hundred and twenty-two seniors, including ten who finished 
at the end of the first semester, received diplomas. Six more 
expected to complete their requirements during the summer, 
making a total of 128 in the Class of 1956. David N. Williams, 
of Spring City, Tennessee, graduated magna cum laude, the 
first to attain this rank since 1952. A report of the present 
activities and occupations of the Class is given elsewhere in 
this issue. 

Three honorary degrees were awarded. The Doctor of 
Laws degree was conferred upon John Robert Stockton, '25, 
Professor and Director of the Bureau of Business Research, 
University of Texas. Doctor of Divinity degrees were con- 
ferred upon Clifton Earle Moore, '33, Director of the Depart- 
ment of Radio and Television, Presbytery of Los Angeles of 
the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; and upon Charles 
Edward Brubaker, '38, Pastor of the Tabernacle Presbyterian 
Church, Philadelphia, and Director of the Westminster Foun- 
dation at the University of Pennsylvania and for the Phila- 
delphia area, which includes forty odier colleges and schools. 

Fifty- Year Certificates were awarded to the twelve living 
members of the Class of 1906. Six members of the Class were 
present at the Ahnnni Dinner and four were able to remain 
for the Commencement Exercises to receive their certificates 
in person. 

The Class of 1906, with twenty-nine members, was the 
largest class to graduate from the College up to that time and 
until 1911. The six who were here were: 

Maud E. Barnard, who now lives in Maryville, and was 
formerly a teacher. 

Nancy Broady (Mrs. J. H. ) Miser, since graduation a 
prominent citizen in Maryville. She taught in the Maryville 
schools, organized PTA's and Home Demonstration groups, 
and was at one time Superintendent of Schools for Blount 
County. Her husband, now retired, was also in school work. 
Their son, Joe H. Miser, Jr., graduated in 1941. 


Picture— From left to right: Mr. Schell, Dr. McCulloch, Miss 
Smith, Mrs. Miser, and Mrs. Cameron. Not in the picture 
but also present were Miss Barnard and Mrs. Schell, Mr. Miser, 
and Mr. Cameron. 

Grace Gamble ( Mrs. J. S. ) Cameron lived for many years 
in Kno.xville and is now living in Dunedin, Florida. Sara 
Cameron (Mrs. V. A. Ignico), '44, is her daughter. 

Ernest Chester McCulloch took his medical training at the 
University of Cincinnati. Most of his professional life has 
been spent as physician for Proctor & Gamble at their plant 
on Staten Island, New York. Four years ago he retired and 
he and his wife now live in DeLand, Florida. 

Frederick F. Schell graduated from seminary in Omaha 
and held several pastorates in New Jersey. Several years ago 
he retired and he and Mrs. Schell ( Lou Felknor, Prep. '06 ) 
are living in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. 

Ethel V/heeler Smith now lives in Jonesboro, Tennessee, 
and takes care of her invalid sister, who was once on the staff 
at Maryville College. For twenty years Miss Smith taught 
high school mathematics in Wilmington, North Carolina. She 
is a leader in her community, especially in the Girl Scouts and 
in church work. 

The other living members of the Class are: 
Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Noble (Varina Bayless), now at the 
Community Presbyterian Church, Oakland, Oregon. 

Mrs. E. A. Corderman (Mabel Broady), who lives in Mary- 
ville but whose health did not permit her to attend. 

Dr. Clarence C. Kochenderfer, retired college professor, 
now living in Kent, Ohio. 

Mrs. Chester T. French ( Elizabeth Thomas ) , who has 
lived for many years in Albuquerque. Mr. French also at- 
tended Maryville College. 

William Arthur West, who has lived for many years in 
Visalia, California. 


Mr. Frank Layman, General Manager of Park Lumber 
Company, Inc., Maryville, Tennessee, has been appointed 
Treasurer of Maryville College and has indicated his accept- 
ance effective on or before November 1, 1956. 

Mr. Layman has been a resident of Marysille for the past 
six years, the first half of that period as Office Manager for 
Parkview, Inc., and during the last half as General Manager 
of Park Lumber Company, Inc. 

Mr. Layman, who is now forty-six, was bom on the campus 
of Tulane University in New Orleans where for twentv' \ears 
his father was purchasing agent and his mother was dietitian. 
His parents had gone to New Orleans from Tennessee wliere 
his father attended Maryville College and his mother Carson- 
Newman College. When Frank was se\enteen, they returned 
to Jefferson County, Tennessee, and his mother became die- 
titian at Carson-Newman College where Frank enrolled, al- 
though he had previously made his plans to enter Mar\'\ille. 
He graduated at Carson-Newman magna cum laude and 
entered the service of Blanc and West Lumber Compan\- in 
Jefferson City, with whom he remained until he came to Mar\- 
\ illc. During World War II he served three and a half years 
in the Army. 

Mr. and Mrs. Layman are members of New Pro\idcnce 
Presbyterian Church where Mr. Layman is a Ruling Elder. 

Page Eight 


One of the highlights of the Comnifncx-mcnt season was 
the annual Ahnimi Dinner, held as usual in IVarsons. The 
largest erowd in many years was in attendanee and from all 
indieations, everyone enjoyed himself immensely. 

Hugh MeDade, manager of publie rehitions at the Alumi- 
num plant in Aleoa, made the prineipal address, Dave Me- 
Arthur, retiring alumni president, bowed out in style by 
presenting a $3,000 eheek from the Alumni Assoeiation to Dr. 
Lloyd, and a new slate of offieers was endorsed. 

Dr. William W. Hastings, of the Class of 1886, was present 
with his wife. Dr. Hastings is one of the two oldest living 
alumni of Maryville College. W. L. Haley was present, all 
the way from Seattle, Washington. Six of the twelve known 
living members of the Class of 1906 were on hand, and their 
spokesman. Dr. Ernest MeCuUoch, made a lively speeeh whieli 
was one of the evening's hits. 

There was general agreement that it was one of the most 

successful alumni dinners in a long time. Why not try to Afr. T. I. Stephenson, manager of ALCOA's Tennessee Opera- 
tions, presents Dr. Hastings, 86, with aluminum memento 

make it next spring? The date? May 18. Mark it on your marking a special significance of the year 1886, the date of 

Dr. Hastings' graduation and the date when Charles M. Hall 

calendar now. developed the process for making aluminum. 


After a year and a half, new members continue to be added 
to the roster of the Buck-of-the-Month Club at the rate of 
fifteen or twenty a month. As this is written, more than 
fifteen hundred liave contributed to the project. 

During the summer months, when people are busy with 
vacation plans, the income slumped somewhat. However, tlie 
total is now aroimd $18,000 with every likelihood that it will 
exceed $20,000 by the end of December. 

An interesting development of the Buek-of-the-Month Club 
Program is diat it has served as a stimulus to giving for other 
College purposes. Gifts to the Chapel Fund, the Student-Help 
Fimd, and other worthy projects are frequently included with 
the regular BOM contribution. 

Comparisons may be odious but they can at least be 
interestin. A coed college in Pennsylvania with an enrollment 
comparable with that of Maryville College has had a well 
organized alumni fund dri\e for the past eighteen years. It took 
them six years to reach the total which the Buek-of-the-Month 
Club raised in its first year. Even today, we have nearly half 
again as many contributors as they had in the year 1955-1956. 
So we are not doing too badly. 

Your gift to the Buck-of-the-Month Club — and your other 
gifts to Maryville College — make you a shareholder in the 
greater Maryville College of the future. 


News from the alumni clubs has been scant during the 
past few months, a normal situation during the summer. 

From the New York Alumni Club comes the news that 
the Rev. Andrew Newcomer, '33, of Bloomfield, New Jerse\', 
was elected president for the coming year. Miss Evelyn 
French, '44, was chosen as secretary-treasurer. Dave McArthur, 
who was at that time alumni president, spoke to the club and 
gave a running commentary on slides showing a variety of 
campus scenes. Incidentally, Andy Newcomer and the New 
York Club have come up with a unique plan for annual meet- 
ings. It will be described in an early Scotty-Gram. 

The alumni in Washington, D. C. also met last spring 
during the week prior to Dave's meeting with the New York 
Club. Much enthusiasm characterized each of the meetings. 

Offieers of alumni clubs in cities throughout the United 
States are requested to keep the Alumni Office informed of 
meetings, election of offieers, and other events that will be of 
general interest. 

Page Nine 

Alumni Profile: Lt. Colonel Joseph B. Pate 

Colonel Pate, Class nf 1904 

I was born in Maryville, Tennessee, in 1879 and lived there 
until I was five, when my parents moved to a farm a few 
miles south of the city. With few exceptions, the families I 
knew in those days were headed by veterans or widows of the 
War Between the States and most of these veterans had served 
in the Union Army, as the equivalent of more than 30 regi- 
ments of East Tennesseans had traveled via the "Underground 
Railway" until they were across the Ohio River and enlisted 
in the organized fighting forces of the Union; so, when two or 
more of these former veterans got together, the subject of the 
war was soon introduced and generally developed into heated 
arguments and sometimes fisticuffs. It was in this early en- 
vironment that I learned from citizen soldiers my first lessons 
in the organization, training and supx^ly of armies in the field 
and how they were maneuvered in combat. Though I did 
not realize it at the time, I was undergoing the basic instruc- 
tion for my future profession. 

My father and the future Dr. Samuel Tyndale Wilson were 
school mates, and played on the College baseball team, though 
my father was not graduated. My father was a personal friend 
and great admirer of Dr. Wilson, as was most e\'eryone who 
knew him, and through my father I heard much about that 

great and good man and as I grew older found myself striving 
to emulate him. 

When I entered public school, there were few high schools 
in East Tennessee. There were none in the rural districts, and 
few of these latter had classes higher than the -Sth grade; so 
Maryville College filled the gap by operating a preparatory- 
school under its own administration where students from the 
hinterland could prepare themselves for college — I was one 
from this latter category. 

Food was plentiful and money was very scarce in those 
days. I had practically no money, so it was in this con- 
nection that I met Dr. Wilson in January, 1896, on my first 
\ isit to Anderson Hall. I turned over to the Doctor what cash 
I had and he then gave me an order to the head janitor to 
enlist me as a classroom sweeper, and later on, in addition to 
my job as sweeper, I got work on the campus road-building 
gang — both the sweeping and road building jobs paid the 
same, 7): cents an hour. 

By working at odd jobs during the summer months and 
continuing my sweeping and road construction through the 
school months, I managed to finish high school and the first 
two years of college. Then Lady Luck, working through my 
good friend Dr. Wilson, smiled upon me. 

I enlisted in the local Militia Company in August of 1899 
and in 1900 was elected Second Lieutenant of my Company. 
I was promoted to Captain and Company Commander in 
the spring of 1902. About this time a number of college 
students enlisted in my Compan>-, and through these recruits, 
interest in military drill began to grow rapidK- among the 
student body, both girls and boys, on the campus. .-Kt this 
juncture. Dr. Wilson called me into his office one da>' and 
asked me if I thought The Adjutant General of Tennessee 
would issue the College sufficient arms and equipment tor a 
company of cadets. I agreed to find out, with the result 
that we did get the rifles and the Doctor commissioned me as 
College Commandant of Cadets. The Compan>' was organized 
with Clinton Gillingham as 1st Sergeant, Fred Hope as Quarter- 
master Sergeant; Robert O. Franklin, 2nd Lieutenant; R.ibert 
H. McCaslin as 1st Lieutenant, and Joseph B. Pate as Captain. 
Franklin and McCaslin were graduated in the Class of 1903 
and Gillingham was promoted to 1st Lieutenant the following 
year. He relieved me as Commandant when I was graduated 
in 1904 and when tlie I'nited States entered W orKl W .n 1 in 
1917, Gillingham organized a Students .\rm\- Training Corps 
unit at the College. Dr. Wilson showed great interest in the 

Page Ten 

College Catlct Company, as he was a very patriotic man and a 
strong believer in the maintenance of a national defense force 
sufficiently strong to protect our way of life. 

After my graduation from Maryville in 1904, I was detailed, 
by President "Teddy" Roosevelt as a student officer at the 
United States Infantry and Cavalry School at Ft. Leavenworth, 
Kansas, from which I was graduated in July, 1906, as one of 
the only three National Guard officers ever to be graduated 
from that institution. 

Following my graduation from the Infantry and Cavalry 
School, I was commissioned Lieutenant in the Philippine Con- 
stabulary with which I served continuously until the United 
States declared war against Germany in April of 1917. During 
the eleven years spent in the Philippines, I had many interest- 
ing and exciting experiences. I perfected my knowledge of 
the Spanish, which I first studied imder Dr .Wilson, who was 
a master of that language; and also acquired a working 
knowledge of three Philippine Malay dialects: Tagalog, Visa- 
yan, and Bicol. I learned much about the Filipino's philosophy 
of life, their social customs, and strong aspirations for self- 
government. I served in practically every section of the 
Archii^elago, fought the natives in at least 20 engagements, 
most of which were on the defensive, and found them to be 
courageous and sincere in their beliefs. They are devout 
Christians of the Roman Catholic faith and the most hospitable 
people I have ever known — I still cherish their friendship. 

I entered our National Army in June 1917 as a Major of 
Infantry and Battalion Commander in a regiment which was 
sent to France early in 1918 and was integrated as a unit of 
the 1.57th Infantry Division of the Fourth French Army, then 
being re-equipped with French arms and re-trained in French 
tactics. We served in the trenches for more than three months 
and participated actively in the Champagne and Argonne of- 
fensives, during which we suffered losses in killed and wounded 
totalling almost 509!^ of our total combat strength. It was 
during this period that I learned at first hand how awful is 
war and now I am convinced that contrary to the belief of 
many, there is no group of men who hate war more than do 
the professional soldiers who have participated in it — the 
last resort after all other honorable peaceful means have failed 
to settle differences. 

Between World Wars I and II, I was graduated from the 
Command and General Staff School at Ft. Leavenworth and 
the Army War College in Washington, where an effort was 
made to teach me the theory of warfare in which I had already 
had more than my share of practical experience. 

During the period of quasi-pcace, while both Hitler and 
Hirohito were perfecting their joint plan to wipe us off the 
face of the earth and divide it between them, I had some very 
interesting extra-curr'cular assignments in Latin America: In 
1928, I served as a member of the First American Electoral 
Mission to Nicaragua under that fine army officer and practical 
Latin-Americanologist, Major General Frank Ross McCoy, dur- 
ing which I learned many valuable and practical lessons, which 
I applied later on in solving problems while acting on my own 
in those countries. 

In 1936 I was detailed as Military Attache' and Attache' 
for Air and accredited to Colombia and Venezuela in South 
America, Panama and the five Central American Republics. 

Last spring, we presented the first of a 
series by members of the Faculty. Much 
favorable comment was received concerning 
Dr. Orr's interesting article. In this issue, 
we present the first of a series of contribu- 
tions by alumni, people who have had 
experiences a bit out of the ordinary. This 
good reading by Col. Pate .signals a new 
policy which will alternate articles by faculty 
and alumni. Let us know what you think 
of the idea. 

This was a new experience and the area was too extensive for 
one individual to cover properly, though I was not hampered 
too much by instructions from my superiors in Washington as 
few, if any, of these knew more about the job than I did and 
few of them had any knowledge of Spanish, so I was permitted 
to work things out in my own primitive way. The basic 
rules which I laid down for my guidance in dealing with the 
Latins were: Frankness and honesty at all times, courtesy 
and helpfulness and interest in their local problems, without 
becoming involved in their policies. I found that through 
this course of action I was able to win their friendship and 
confidence and that it was easy for me to get the facts about 
most everything in which my Government was interested. 
These countries have many problems in health, education, and 
economics which we can help them to solve and they and the 
United States have more common interests than we have with 
any other section of the world — they have the raw materials 
and we have the factories in which to manufacture them into 
articles we both need. I finished my tour of duty as Attache' 
in August of 1941 and within less than one week after reaching 
Washington, war broke out between Ecuador and Peru over a 
century-old boundary dispute between these two countries 
and I was ordered to "go down there and stop the war." I 
left Washington for Quito, the Capital of Ecuador, within 
less than 24 hours after receiving my orders. I was told that 
the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the United States 
had offered their services as mediators in the conflict and 

Page Eleven 

tJiat each of these four countries was to send a group of 
Army and Navy officers to the war area to constitute a 
mission of about 40 commissioned officers and that I was 
to be the senior officer of the joint mission. The first member 
of the mission to report to me was a Lieutenant Colonel of 
the Brazilian Army, who joined me at the Washington Airport. 
He spoke very little English, so he spoke Portuguese to me 
and I spoke to him in Spanish and we had very little difficulty 
in understanding each other, as these two languages are quite 
similar. We transferred to a U. S. Army airplane in Panama, 
in which we flew to Quito, where the Brazilian and I reported 
to our respective Ambassadors, after which there was an early 
meeting of all the Ambassadors of the four mediator countries. 
These diplomats had failed in their efforts to prevent the 
war, and now that it was in full blast and the Peruvians had 
invaded Ecuador and occupied one of its richest provinces, 
they were quite willing to pass the ball to someone else. They 
asked me for my plans and I told them that first I wished to 
hold separate conferences with the commanders of the con- 
tending armies, and in order to do this at the earliest possible 
moment, I wished to call on the Ecuadorean Commander 
whose headquarters were then at Cuenca, about 200 miles 
south of Quito. The Brazilian Colonel and a commander of 
the Argentinian Navy, who had joined us in Quito, flew with 
me to Cuenca that afternoon, and the three of us called on 
the Ecuadorean, whose troops were then in full retreat. 
After some delay in finding a station wagon, we drove to 
the front, where we procured three riding mules and a mule- 
teer to care for the animals. We then rode across no man's 
land, carrying a white flag, to the Peruvian front line, from 
which we were escorted through the stench of unburied bodies 
that were being picked by buzzards, to the headquarters of 
the General commanding the victorious Peruvian Army, whom 
we found to be far less humble and willing to listen to reason 
than the defeated Ecuadorean Commander. Having visited 
the Commanders of both armies, we were ready to start 
bargaining; the first offer of settlement naturally came from the 
Ecuadoreans and just as naturally was rejected by the Peruvi- 
ans. I left Washington on August 13th, and on October 2nd, 
representatives of Ecuador and Peru met with me and the 
senior officers of each of the four mediator countries in Talara, 
Peru. After many hours of heated argument, we agreed upon 
terms of an armistice that would become effective at noon on 
October 5th. Tlie Peruvians withdrew their troops from the 
occupied portion of Ecuador, and a joint group of geodetic 
engineers, composed of Ecuadoreans and Peruvians and 
specialists from the United States, began the long and difficult 
survey to delimit the boundary line agreed upon by the two 

I was still on duty as Chief of the International Neutral 
Military Mission with headquarters in Quito, when the Japanese 
bombed Pearl Harbor on 7 December, 1941, and remained 
there until 15 March, 1942, when I was 'relieved as Chief of 
the Mission and transferred to Bogota, Colombia, with instruc- 
tions to recruit, organize, train and direct an intelligence and 

counterespionage force of sufficient size to cover German ac- 
tivities in the \alleys of the Amazon and Orinoco Ri\-ers and 
their tributaries. For this job I recruited 45.3 men and women 
of many nationalities, including savage Jibaro Indian boatmen 
in Eastern Ecuador. This was a unique and most interesting 
project, which tied in .closely with our efforts to check the 
German submarines that were playing such havoc with our 
shipping in the North Atlantic at that time and to keep abreast 
with the German air base activities in Dakar, Africa. When 
the American Army landed in North Africa on the 7th of 
November, 1942, the need for my Amazon-Orinoco force came 
to a sudden end, as the German umbilical cord connecting 
the West coast of Africa and South America had been severed. 
I was relieved of my duties in Bogota on 6 December 1943, 
and ordered to duty with the War Department General Staff 
in Washington until my retirement from active duty on 
November 30, 1943, after a total of more than 43 years of 
active military service. 

In November of 1944, my old friend, Tiburcio Cartas, 
President of the Republic of Honduras, asked me to ser\c as 
a delegate for his country to the International Civil Aviation 
Conference that was convening in Chicago, Illinois. I ac- 
cepted this novel appointment and was accepted as a citizen 
of Honduras throughout the si.\ weeks of this most interesting 
conference of the representatives of 53 different countries of 
the world. No one ever inquired about my nationality and 
I volunteered no information on the subject. 

My ■ life has been full and interesting and I have been 
generously blessed with good health. My Government has 
dealt fairly with me at all times and has recognized my ser\'ices 
with two of its highest military decorations: The Distinguished 
Service Cross "for extraordinary heroism in military operations 
against an armed enemy of the United States" in the Cham- 
pagne Offensive of World War I, and The Distinguished Ser\- 
ice Medal "for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished 
services in the performance of duties of great responsibility as 
Senior Neutral Military Observer during the settlement of the 
Peruvian-Ecuadorean boundary dispute from .\ugust 1941 to 
March 1942." The Republic of France and each of the Latin 
American coimtries with which I ha\e serxcd have shown their 
appreciation of my ser\'ices in the most generous and flattering 

.\bo\e all my domestic and foreign citations, the two testi- 
monials I cherish most are: The bachelor's degree awardeil 
me by the faculty of Mary\ille College, after I finished the 
prescribed Classical Course with the Class of 1904, and the 
doctorate of laws conferred upon me b\' the directors of the 
College at the end of my active duty career in the .\ruiy in 

J. B. Pate 

Colonel, I'. S. .\rniv. retired 

Page Twelve 


Miss Elizabeth H. Jackson, Associate Professor of English, 
received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 
June. Her dissertation is entitled "An Analysis of Certain 
Colorado Athis Field Records with Regard to Settlement 
History and Other Factors." She presented in absentia a 
paper dealing with some of this material before the Rocky 
Mountain Modern Language Association, at Las Vegas, New 

Three members of the faculty are on leave this yeav. Miss 
Evelyn Guss (Greek and Latin) and Miss Kathryn Martin 
(French and Spanish) are on Sabbatical Leave, Miss Guss at 
the University of Michigan and Miss Martin at the University 
of Madrid. Mr. Robert Lynn ( Business Administration and 
Economics) has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship and 
is on leave to study at the University of Illinois. 

Mr, Harter, Miss Meiselwitz, and- Mr. Schwam are back 
on the campus this year after being away on Sabbatical Leave. 
^'Ir. Harter was away the entire year studying at the School 
of Sacred Music of Union Theological Seminary, New York, 
and Mrs. Harter, part-time Instructor in Home Economics, 
who was with him in New York, served on the staff of Miss 
Margaret Shannon, an Executive Secretary of the Presbyterian 
Board of Foreign Missions and a Director of Maryville College. 
Miss Meiselwitz and Mr. Schwam were away for the second 
semester. Miss Meiselwitz at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 
and Mr. Schwam at Columbia University, New York. 

This summer Dr. Queener attended a six-weeks seminar 
at Case Institute, Cleveland; Mr. Davis attended the TSSAA 
coaching school; Mr. Bushing studied at Duke, Mr. Hamlett 
at the University of Mexico, Mr. Johnson at Indiana University, 
Mr. Tolar at U.T., Miss Walker at North Carolina, Miss Wilkin- 
son at Emory, and Mr. Witherspoon at Illinois. 

Dr. Barker taught at Furman University, Mr. Fisher at 
Carson-Newman College, Dr. Griffitts at Birmingham-Southern, 
and Mr. Howell at Tennessee Wesleyan. 

Other faculty members did interesting and varied kinds of 
work and many took stimulating trips. Mr. Ainsworth did 
classified research for a federal agency in Washington; Mr. 
Beard painted portraits in Gatlinburg; Dr. Buchanan for the 
eighth consecutive summer served as business manager of a 
boys' camp in North Carolina and this summer Dr. Briggs 
joined the camp staff as head counselor; Miss Cartledge and 
Mrs. Cummings attended the Faculty Christian Fellowship at 
Montreal and each taught at a conference earlier in the 
summer, Miss Cartledge at the Florida Synod Youth Confer- 
ence and Mrs. Cummings at a Missionary Conference in 
Pennsylvania. Miss Crews was in Maryville for a great deal 
of the summer teaching in a summer string program at Mary- 
ville High School, but in June made a trip to Cuba. 

During the vacation of the pastor, Dr. Case preached at 
the Presbyterian Church in Burley, Idaho, where he began 
preaching after graduation from seminary. Miss Massey flew 
to Europe for a month's tour; Dr. Elizabeth Crow Phillips, '28, 
was a member of the same tour. Miss Davies attended a 
week's conference in Washington of the forty-eight State 
Presidents of the American Association of University Women 
and later in the summer took a vacation trip to Michigan. 
Miss Johnson spent the summer in Coral Gables, Florida, and 
several other faculty members took short trips to Florida; Dr. 
and Mrs. Orr visited the Southwest again; Miss Clemmie 
Henry, Miss Jackson, Miss Lightfoot, and Miss Hunter took 
a trip to eight national parks in the United States and 
Canadian Rockies; Miss Martin and Miss Huddleston visited 
Virginia and Washington just before Miss Martin sailed for 
Madrid (she was on the He de France the night it picked up 
the Andrea Doria passengers); the Schoens spent two weeks 

in Canada; the Honakers were in northern Wisconsin. Mr. 
Bloy served again as a conductor of American Express tours 
to western United States and Canada. 

President Lloyd has had two recent articles in Presbyterian 
Life, one on the PlaTi of Union of the Presbyterian Church in 
the USA and the United Presbyterian Church, and the other 
on the meeting of the World Presbyterian Alliance Executive 
Committee in Prague, behind the iron curtain. A recent issue 
of Coach and Athlete contained an illustrated article on 
"Sequence Wrestling" by Mr. Davis. 

Miss Sally Brown was married on June 2 to Stuart P. 
McNiell, Jr., '.50. During the latter part of the summer she 
served as secretary to Moderator D. W. Proffitt, of Maryville. 

William Boyce was born May 24 to Mr. and Mrs. James 
W. Hampton. 

Laura Ann was born September 4 to Mr. and .Mrs. Dan H. 


Miss Anna McMillan married John Wesley on June 9 and 
is now living in Frankfort, Kentucky. 

Mr. Herbert F. Ingle, who worked in the Library from 
January to September, is doing graduate work in library science 
at George Peabody College. 

Mrs. Otto Pflanze, who taught several German classes last 
year, spent the summer in Germany with her son Otto, Jr., 
'40, who is studying there on a Fulbright Scholarship. 

Mr. John Griffin, Instructor in Drama last year, is teaching 
at Austin Peay State College, Clarksville, Tennessee. 

Mrs. Robert Stepp, who taught Home Economics here 
from 1949 to 1956, is this year teaching at Porter High School, 
in Blount County. 

Miss Dean Styles, Instructor in Biology for the past two 
years, has a fellowship for graduate study at Alabama Poly- 
technic Institute, Auburn. 

Miss Amelia Jo Wier, who taught English here when Miss 
Blair and then Miss Jackson were absent on leave, is this year 
teaching in the Sevier County High School, near her home. 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Fields visited Maryville in September. 
He was Professor of Psychology at Maryville from 1932 to 
1936 and is now on the faculty of the University of Washing- 
ton, after long service as a psychologist in the Air Force. 


The dates of the February Meetings this year (the 81st 
Scries) are February 6-14, 1957. Alumni everywhere are 
invited to participate through prayer and encouragement. 

The Meetings are always old and always new. Two thirds 
of the students and nine tenths of the faculty and staff are 
"old" each year, but the other third and tenth are always 
new, and in every four years the entire student body changes. 
Each guest preacher is new to each student generation, al- 
though sometimes he has been the Leader in some previous 
student generation. The song leader and accompanist are 
usually "old," giving continuity of acquaintance and program. 
Rev. Dr. Sidney E. Stringham, now pastor of the First 
Methodist Church, Kennett, Missouri, led the singing thirty 
different times between 1922 and 1953. Rev. Dr. John Magill, 
'39, pastor of the Abington Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 
will be the song leader this year for the fifth time. Dr. Henry 
Barraclough, also of Philadelphia, Assistant Stated Clerk of 
the Presbyterian (USA) General Assembly, will be the ac- 
companist for the sixth time. 

The Meetings are now held in the large new Samuel Tyn- 
dale Wilson Chapel and from year to year ha\'e adopted new 
ways. But their place in the life of the College and their 
central emphasis and purpose are the same old ones in every 
new year. 

Page Thirteen 

Sport-Light on the Hill 


Coach John A. Davis, '30, wrestling coach for the past ten 
years at Maryville College, had an article featured in the May 
issue of Coach and Athlete, a magazine published nationally 
for use by coaches, trainers, and officials. Under the title 
Sequence Wrestling, the article discusses in some detail the 
methods which Coach Davis uses, designed for the college, 
which, like Maryville, gets few youngsters with wrestling 
experience and therefore has the added responsibility of keep- 
ing techniques simple and effective. 

The article is liberally illustrated with photographs of the 
Maryville "rasslers" in action. Buford Miller, Maryville's star 
grappler who won the 130 lb. title for three years in succession 
(the only athlete ever to turn the trick in Southeastern Confer- 
ence history), and Jerry Waters, 123 lb. winner who has a 
chance to repeat Buford's performance this season, are shown 
in action photos, together with Jim Cummings, 137 lb. runner- 
up, and Don Nabors, 147 lb. runner-up. 

Alumni living with driving distance of Maryville are urged 
to follow the fortunes of Coach Davis' team, which makes a 
remarkable showing each year against top competition like 
Auburn, Vanderbilt, Emory, Chattanooga, and others. Just 
a year ago, the Scotties finished a very respectable second to 
Auburn in the championships, slipping to fourth last season 
(largely as a result of some serious football casualties). 


Inexperienced Squad Has Possibilities 

The outlook of the 1956 edition of the Highlanders is 
definitely good: just how good, of course, remains to be seen. 
There is a sizable squad of nearly fifty men, approximately 
half of whom are freshmen. It is the type of squad which 
has all kinds of possibilities if certain factors work out in the 
proper combination. 

Captain Bud White will open at the fullback post with 
alternate captain Ted Wilson at left end. Several freshmen 

have looked good and at least two may start: Ed Smith, 175 
pound end from Everett High and 200 poimd Verlan Long, 
a center, from Alcoa. 

Big Bill Strickland, 230 of 6'6" tackle, will be playing his 
last year on the Highlander line and has the Little All- 
America people looking in his direction already. A native of 
St. Petersburg, Florida, Bill is being counted upon for yeoman 
work in the line. 

Coach Honaker, starting his 36th year at the helm of the 
Highlander outfit, feels reasonably optimistic, which should 
spell trouble for a lot of our opponents this fall. He and 
Coaches John A. Davis, Ken Shepard, and Tom Cragan, 
predict that the team will be hard to beat after they get a 
couple or three games under their very inexperienced belts. 

A newcomer, Johnny Phipps, from Alcoa, is showing great 
promise as a passer, and an aerial attack may be in the making 
that will provide the kind of thrill that has been lacking for 
the past year or two. 

By game time on October 13, the Homecoming contest 
with Emory and Henry, the team will have had three games, 
enough to give them the needed experience. So alumni re- 
turning for the celebration should find the contest one of the 
season's best. Be sure to be there. 

The schedule: 

Sept. 15 — Morehead State College Here 

Sept. 22 — Open Date 

Sept. 29 — Centre College There 

Oct. 6 — East Tennessee State College There 

Oct. 13 — Emory and Henry College Here 

Oct. 20 — Tennessee Wesleyan College There 

Oct. 27 — Howard College Here 

Nov. 3 — Jacksonville State College Here 

Nov. 10 — Concord State College Here 

Nov. 17 — Carson-Newman College There 

Coach Lombe S. Honaker with his coaching staff, planning a strategic gridiron maneuver. 
Left to right: Tom Cragan, '41; Coach Honaker, Ken Sheiuird, '54; assistant coach ]. A. 
Davis, '30. 

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Jerry Waters, 123 lb. SEC champion, tries for a pin in practice session with Buford Miller, 130 lb. titlest for three years. 

Page Fifteen 

Here and There 


Dr. and Mrs Edward G. Seel (Miriam Rood) are living in 
Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Seel retired a year ago as president of 
the Polytechnic Institute in Puerto Rico. Just previous to 
their leaving both Dr. and Mrs. Seel were awarded honorary 
degrees. Dr. Seel is currently serving as associate pastor of 
the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. 


Winifred Painter retired last spring after thirty years of 
servivce on the staff of New Providence Presbyterian Church 
in Maryville. 


Rev. Roland C. Elzey is now located in Ooltewah, Tennes- 


Rachel Higginbotham Ferguson, who for several years was 
with the West Virginia State Department of Health, has now 
joined the staff of North Carolina State College as Nutrition 
Specialist with the Agricultural Extension Division. Her 
headquarters are in Raleigh and she travels over the state. 

Charlie Partee, superintendent of schools in Brinkley, 
Arkansas, was the subject of commendation by Senator Tom 
Allen in a newspaper article recently. "No school system in 
the state can compare with Brinkley when it comes to the 
program offered for the dollars spent," wrote Senator Allen. 


Myrtle Ardis Groonie visited the Alumni Office in July. 
She was on a vacation trip which included a visit to Hawaii. 

Lois Painter Hamilton spent three months in Europe this 
past summer, visiting twenty countries. 

Chaplain ( Lt. Col. ) Stuart Rohre is now stationed at 
Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. 


Rev. J. Leslie Bell is pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Cedarville, Ohio. He was formerly in Oxford, Ohio. 

Clyde Lippard was married last April and has moved from 
Knoxville to Charleston, South Carolina. 


Inez Burns is the author of a HISTORY OF BLOUNT 
COUNTY which has just been published under the co- 
sponsorship of the Mary Blount Chapter, Daughters of the 
American Revolution, and the Tennessee Historical Commission. 


Dr. Ralph W. Cherry, who for the past two years has 
been on the faculty of the University of Texas, has recently 
been made dean of education at the University of Virginia. 

Dewey Mann, ex '30, is with the Agricultural Department 
Experiment Station in Kerrville, Texas. 


Sherrill T. Hatcher has recently been promoted to assistant 
superintendent of the Albron Plant of the Aluminum Company 
of America in Alcoa. 

Lt. Col. Coile A. Quinn is post transportation officer at 
Fort Monroe, Virginia. 

Ruth (Hannah) and Bob Wells, ex '.33, have recently 
moved from Maryville to Beallsville, Ohio. Bob is super\ising 
the building of a large housing project. 


Carrie Lou Goddard's picture appears on the cover of the 
July, 1956, issue of The Church School, a publication of the 
Methodist Church. The magazine also carries a "Salute" to 
her. Carrie Lou has done extensive writing for children and 
leaders of children in the church. At the present time she is 
associate professor of religious education at Scarritt College 
in Nashille, Tennessee, but she continues to write the primar>' 
group graded lessons, and also writes storv' and text books 
for use in the church school. 

Mary Ella Spencer is now Mrs. William F. Bamett and 
lives in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Rev. William R. Stevenson, pastor of the Twinsburg, Ohio, 
Congregational Church, was the subject of an article by a 
feature writer of an Akron, Ohio, newspaper. 

Ruth Boyd Sturmfels is doing child welfare work in 
Kirksville, Missouri. 


Kathaleen Carpenter is the new Executive Director of the 
YWCA in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before taking this 
position she was a member of the Community Di\ision field 
staff of the National YWCA Board's southern region with 
headquarters in Atlanta. 


Theron and Marie (Bailey) Alexander live in Panama City. 
Florida. Dr. Alexander is a clinical psychologist and Director 
of the Bay County Child Guidance Clinic. 

Elizabeth Peterson Del Nero of Brazil arri\ed in the States 
in August for a short furlough. 

Arvilla Miller Golgowski, her husband and son, have 
recently moved from Brooklyn to Copake, New York, and are 
now li\ing "in the country, something to which we ha\e long 
been looking forward." 

Herbert and Eleanor (Johnson. '36) Hunt and their 
children are spending two jcars in Jamshedpur, India. 
Herbert is with the .Kaiser Engineers Overseas Corporation. 

On August 15, Dr. Leland Shanor became Head of the 
Department of Biological Sciences at Florida State Uni\ersit\', 
Tallahassee. He was formerly a member of the facultv at the 
Univcrsitv of Illinois. 

Fane Sixteen 


Alexander Christie, Presbyterian missionary in the Phil- 
lippines, arrived in the States in June for a year's furlough. 

Dr. Clifford T. Morgan is the author of a textbook, 
19.56, by McGraw-Hill Book Company. Dr. Morgan is 
professor of psychology at the Johns Hopkins University. He 
plans to leave the teaching field and devote himself entirely 
to writing. 

Zula Trotter is teaching home economics in the West Palm 
Beach, Florida, school system. 


Dr. Joseph M. Ernest, Jr. assumed his duties on September 
1, as academic dean and head of the division of language and 
literature at William Carey College in.Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 
He had been on the faculty of Mississippi Southern College 
since 1952. 

George C. Kent, Jr. has been promoted to a full professor- 
ship at Louisiana State University, where he has been teaching 
zoology for several years. 

Evan Renne resigned as assistant minister of First and 
Central Presbyterian Churches in Wilmington, Delaware, and 
in July became pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church in 
Kingston, Tennessee. 

William M. Carlton, ex '37, visited the Alumni Office in 
August. Dr. Carlton is a member of the faculty, department 
of botany, at the University of Georgia. 


Nancy Whetstone Allen and her brother Dr. Wendell 
Whetstone, ex '42, visited the Alumni Office in August. Dr. 
Whetstone practices in Miami, Florida, and Nancy lives in 
Kingsport, Tennessee, where her husband, Charles Allen, '36, 
is pastor of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church. 


Ed Goddard is minister of music at the Ghent Methodist 
Church in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Ellen Sauer, who is associate editor of a publication of 
the General Electric Company in Cleveland, Ohio, was named 
Greater Cleveland's Volunteer of the Year for her work with 
teen-age girls. 

Lois Barnwell Straka, her husband and sons, visited the 
campus in July. They were on a trip to California. 

Margaret Chandlee Wells lives in Springton, West Virginia, 
where her husband is store manager for a large coal company. 
They have two children, Janet, age nine, and Kenneth, age 


A new address for Mrs. Daniel Fusfeld ( Harriett Miller ) 
is East Lansing, Michigan. She formerly lived in Westbury, 
New York. 

Hope DeButy Marine and her husband are in Sitka, 
Alaska, where Kenneth is instructor of industrial arts at 
Sheldon Jackson Junior College, a school sponsored by the 
Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 

Robert C. Rankin, ex '40, was appointed in April to the 
position of Designing Engineer for the St. Louis South- 
western Railroad. He lives in Tyler, Texas, which is head- 
quarters of the Cotton Belt system. 


Frank Brink, who is chairman of the Speech Department 
at Anchorage Community College, Alaska, was visiting 
lecturer in televisioit at the summer session of Montana State 
University, where Evelyn Seedorf, '.30, is assistant professor 
of speech. 

Thomas Cragan received the master of arts degree from 
the University of Tennessee in August. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Wallace Herrick ( Viola Chambers, e\ '.37 ) 
are now living in Jackson Heights, New York. 

Marion A. Kelly lives in Syracuse, New York, where she 
is bookkeeper in the office of Bonded Freightways, haulers 
of petroleum products. 

Rollo King received the master's degree in education at 
the summer commencement of George Peabody College for 
Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Dr. Willard Klimstra has been associate professor of 
zoology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, since 
1952. Other responsibilities include being director of the 
Cooperative Wildlife Research laboratory and consultant 
with the Illinois Natural History Survey. 

Lily Pinneo arrived in the States in May from Nigeria, 
West Africa, for a furlough from her work as a nurse in the 
Sudan Interior Mission Hospital. 

Major Frederick Rawlings, Jr. is in Germany, serving in 
the Medical Corps of the United States Army. He was visited 
in the summer of '55 by his sister, Helen Rawlings Baker, 
ex '43, who, with her husband, was touring Europe. 

Ned H. Sams is a salesman for an Atlanta firm covering 
the northeastern part of the United States, and he and his 
family moved last spring from Knoxville, Tennessee, to 
Middletown, Pennsylvania. Friends were sorry to learn last 
May of the death of their two-month-old son. 

Lt. Col. Douglas Steakley is now stationed in Germany. 
Helen (Williams, '41) and the children expect to join him 

Rev. and Mrs. Roland Tapp (Helen Pratt, '42) are living 
in Menlo Park, California, where he is assistant minister of 
the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. 


William B. Rich was awarded the doctor of education 
degree by the University of Tennessee in August. He is 
executive secretary of the Tennessee School Boards Associa- 
tion with offices in Nashville. He and his wife (Alma 
Mason, '41 ) live in nearby Donelson. 


A new address for Charles and Marian (Magill) Foreman 
is Bellevue, Nebraska. They were in Tampa, Florida. 

Dr. Frank William Henderson is now in Lake City, 

On July 31, Ted and Cordelia ( Dellinger, '44) Kidder, 
and son, David, sailed for Japan, where Ted will serve as an 
associate professor in the International Christian University 
for a term of three years. 


De.xter B. Rice, ex '44, visited tlie Alumni Office in July. 
He is pastor of the Congregational Church in Southwick, 

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Marion Schneeweiss Ware writes that she' has resumed 
teaching while her husband is taking special training in 
obstetrics and gynecology. 

Rev. James C. Witherspoon is Minister of Christian Edu- 
cation at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church in Duluth, Minne- 


Peggy Claypoole Grant, ex '46, has recently moved from 
New Jersey to California. Her husband was transferred to 
the new E. I. Dupont plant in Antioch. They and their 
three children reside in Concord, California. 

Mrs. Jerome S. Reed (Mary Ella Fletcher, ex '46) is 
administrative assistant to the vice president of the American 
Bible Society. Before taking this position she was director 
of religious programs for radio station WOR in New York 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred McDaniel, ex '46 (Thelma Richardson, 
ex '46), are living in Anchorage, Kentucky. 


Mac and Betty Lou { King, '46 ) Purifoy are living in 
Emory, Virginia, where Mac is on the faculty of Emory and 
Henry College. 

Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Swartzback (Jane Hays, '45) 
have recently moved from Cincinnati to Detroit. Ray is 
pastor of the Calvary Presbyterian Church. 


Scott and Margaret ( Messer, '45 ) McClure are living in 
Cincinnati. Scott is assistant minister of the First United 

Shirley Oshana has been Mrs. Richard A. Hall since May, 
1955. She is living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where her 
husband is employed with an architectural firm, and she is 
teaching in the elementary schools. 

Richard and Alverta (Fink) Smilie have been living in 
Alexis, Illinois, since May, 1955. Richard is pastor of tlie 
First Presbyterian Church there. They and their two children 
enjoyed a vacation trip to South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. 

Robert F. Smith was one of twelve persons in the United 
States to be awarded a faculty fellowship for the Seminar on 
the Teaching of International Politics held at the University 
of Iowa, June 13-August 8. The seminar was financed by 
the Ford Foundation. Dr. Smith is on the faculty of Southern 
Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he and his 
wife (Barbara Eggleston, '48) have recently moved into a 
new home. 


Raymond and Ellen (Collins, '50) Brahams are now 
living in Spokane, Washington, where Raymond has recently 
taken the position of Public Relations Director at Whitworth 

Elizabeth McChesney Browne has recently moved to 
Auburn, Alabama. Her husband completed his Ph.D. in 
botany at the University of North Carolina in June, and 
accepted a position as assistant professor in the botany 
department at Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 

William Joseph Elzey is now located in Amonate, 

Harold Henry is a jimior physicist at the Carbide Nuclear 
Corporation in Oak Ridge. 

Fred and Laurie (Dale, '51) Kluth are now living in 
Birmingham, Alabama. 

Anna Katherine Knapp received the M.D. degree from 
Northwestern University Medical School in June and is now 
interning at Chicago Wesley Hospital. 

Rev. and Mrs. Max Willocks (Neysa Ferguson, '46) have 
been appointed missionaries to Korea by the Southern Baptist 
Convention. They will leave the States the latter part of 
October, and will be in language school in Taejon. 

Carl and Sara Jo (Kiger) Wilson have moved from 
Shawmut, Alabama, to a new pastorate in Piney Flats, Ten- 


Roger and Dorothy ( Holverson ) Cowan are li%ing in 
Greeneville, Tennessee, where Roger is pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church. 

Howard Davis received the master of science degree from 
the University of Tennessee in August. He continues to 
coach at Everett High School in Blovmt County. 

Earl Winston Henry received the master of science degree 
from the University of Tennessee in August. 

W. Ray Kirby, who is presently teaching in the Winter 
Haven, Florida, public schools, received the master of educa- 
tion degree from the University of Florida, Gaines\'ille, in 

Charles Leo Krueger has moved from a pastorate in 
Cynthiana, Indiana, to one in Coal City, Illinois. 

James E. Marvin received the B.D. degree from Louisville 
Presbyterian Seminary in May. He is now pastor of First 
Avenue Presbyterian Church in Evansville, Indiana. 

Bill and Margaret ( Newland ) Nish are living in Pullman, 
Washington, where Bill is doing graduate study at the Uni- 
versity of Washington. 

Rev. Stuart C. Saul has recently moved from a pastorate 
in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to that of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Kewanee, Illinois. 

Mrs. Ira R. Smith, Jr. ( Katharyn Ernest ) is living in 
Beaumont, Texas, where both she and her husband are 
employed by Eastern Airlines. 

Jack Hancox, ex '50, has recently left the Na\>' chaplaincy 
and he and Doris (White, '49) are living in Dayton, Tennes- 
see, where he is pastor of the First Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Elbert Miller (Catherine Barnawell, ex '50) is now 
living in Washington, D. C. 


Chesley and Barbara (Gregory, '54) Anderson are living 
in Knoxville this year. Chesley is instructor in physical 
education at the University of Tennessee. 

Bill and Irene (Launitz, ex '52) Holt and their two 
daughters are spending a year in London, England, where 
Bill is working for an English insurance firm. They will 
return to their home in Swarthmore, Penns\lvania. ne.xt 

Richard F. Jones is pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Bay City, Michigan. 

Dick Lane, who was stationed at Fort Bragg, left early 
in September for Germany. His wife ( Jacqueline Lcndennan ) 
and son will join him later. 

James E. Latham, who was pastor of the First Presb\terian 
Church in Monro\ia, California, is now serving two churches 
in Freeport, Penns>lvania. 

Janet Ciunmings Martin is a resident ph\sician in 
patholog\- and radiologv- at Evanston Hospital, Exanston. 

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Louise Lloyd Palm and her husband sailed in September 
for the Philippines, under appointment by the Board of 
Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church, USA. They will be 
working with students at the University of the Philippines in 
Los Banos. 

John Sayre is presently employed in the office of the 
American Bridge Corporation and is living at home in New 
Brighton, Pennsylvania. He spent four years as a chaplain's 
assistant in the Air Force, the last two stationed in Alaska. 
After leaving tlie service in August, 19.55, he attended the 
College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, where he worked 
toward a master's degree in music research. 

Letitia Plowman Scheffey has recently moved from Camp 
Hill, Pennsylvania, to Tujunga, California. 

Mary Fowler, ex '51, who has been Mrs. James A. Zitzman 
since June, 1952, received her B.A. from Wilson College in 
1951, and a master of education degree from the University 
of Pittsburgh in 1953. She now lives in Kopperston, West 
Virginia, where her husband is Director of Recreation. 

Rowena Mann, ex '51, is now Mrs. Albert Almond and 
lives in Atlanta, Georgia. 

George B. Wood, ex '51, was ordained to the priesthood 
at tlie Grace Episcopal Church of Lockport, New York, in 
May, 1956. 


James M. Callaway received the M.D. degree from the 
University of Tennessee School of Medicine in June and is 
interning at Duke Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. 

Bill Deihl spent the summer in Europe, and this year is 
at the University of Chicago, on scholarship, beginning work 
on a doctorate. 

Donald Lester Gray received the B.D. degree from San 
Francisco Theological Seminary in Jvme, and has taken a 
pastorate in Hot Springs, Montana. 

Cora Anthony Herndon has recently moved from Macon 
to Midland, Georgia. 

Thomas P. Kelly is enrolled in the Law School of the 
University of Michigan. 

Janet Kihlgren was commissioned in June by the Central 
American Mission for service in Guatemala. 

Bob and Naomi (Burgos, '54) Lynn are living in Urbana, 
Illinois, where Bob is working toward a Ph.D. degree at the 
University of Illinois. He was awarded a Ford Foundation 
fellowship last spring. 

Mary Lois McConnell has recently assumed her duties as 
Director of Christian Education of the First Methodist Church 
in LaPorte, Indiana. 

Charles and Lois ( Deobler, '50 ) Parvin have recently 
moved to Chicago, where "Chuck" is on the staff of THE 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE. He was formerly with the MARY- 

Since his discharge from the Army a year ago, Neale 
Pearson has led a busy life in Washington, D. C. He entered 
Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and also 
took a part-time job as a robo-typist in the office of Senator 
Edward J. Thye. 

Barbara Sandos spent part of the past summer traveling 
in Europe. 


Joe and Carolyn (Marshall, '.52) Bender are living in 
Lenoir City, Tennessee. Since his release from the Marine 
Corps in August, 1955, he has been working in the Industrial 
Relations Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratories. 

Ruth Burgos received the M.A. degree from Union Theo- 
logical Seminary and Columbia University in June. She is 
now assistant director of the Westminster Foundation at 
Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. 

Jim and Janice (Eakin, '54) Campbell are living in Mary- 
ville. Jim is teaching in the Junior High School. 

Homer Garren has been transferred to the Aluminum 
Company of America's new smelting plant site on the Ohio 
river east of Evansville, Indiana. He is assistant construction 
storeskeeper at the new location. 

Harold Glad is in the Navy and at present is stationed 
in French Morocco. 

Grace Ann Greenawalt is teaching Enghsh at La Progresiva 
primary school in Cardenas, Cuba, a school operated by the 
Presbyterian ( U.S.A. ) Board of National Missions. Grace 
returned in June from a year's study at the University of 
Madrid, Spain. 

Joyce Kaebnick has been Mrs. Donald E. Warth since 
August, 1955. She continued her work as Director of Christian 
Education at the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Park. 
Illinois, until June of this year, when her husband completed 
his work at McCormick Seminary and they moved to E\'ans- 
ville, Indiana, where he is assistant minister of the Washington 
Avenue Presbyterian Church and Joyce is a "full-time house- 

George M. Roberts was awarded a master's degree at the 
summer commencement of George Peabody College for 
Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Hugh Walker received the master's degree in mathematics 
from Peabody College, Nashville, and this fall is teaching 
mathematics at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, 

The following members of the class of 1953 were graduated 
in the spring from Presbyterian seminaries. They are listed by 
seminaries together with the places where they are now 

Louisville Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky 
Vernon C. Bowman — Lawson, Missouri 
George C. Carpenter — Briargate Church, Louisville, Ky. 

Lincoln Seminary, Pennsylvania 

Galen Work — Whitesville, West Virginia 

McCormick Seminary, Chicago 

Robert A. Coles — Homer City, Pennsylvania 
Charles F. LaRue — Navy Chaplaincy 

Princeton Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey 
Paul Maier — Princeton Seminary 
Bruce R. Miller — Churchville, Maryland 
Shirley Posthlewaite Bird — Princeton, New Jersey 
Charles E. Reid — Doak-Balch Larger Parish, Greene- 
ville, Tennessee 

Western Seminary, Pittsburgh 

Richard Nystrom — Assistant pastor. Calvary Church, 
Canton, Ohio 

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Bill and Wilnia (Trumbull) Baldwin are now living in 
Omaha, Nebraska. Bill completed his term of service in the 
Marine Corps in the early summer and took a position as 
Youth Physical Director in the Omaha YMCA. 

Annie Laurie Cureton was graduated in May from the 
Assembly's Training School, Richmond, Virginia, and is now 
a Director of Christian Education in Hyattsville, Maryland. 

Lora Kinsinger was graduated in May from the Assembly's 
Training School, Richmond, Virginia, and is working as Direc- 
tor of Christian Education and music in a church in Covington, 

Donald Moffett is moderator of the student body for 
1956-57 at the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. 

Dean Styles is doing graduate study in biology at Alabama 
Polytechnic Institute in Auburn, where she has a fellowship. 

Ann Yoakum received the master of science degree in 
chemistry at the University of Florida in June. She is now 
employed at the Greenback Industries in Greenback, Tennessee. 

Jim Wiley, ex '54, entered the Navy Dental Detachment 
at Parris Island, South Carolina, in August. 


Alice Marie Buchanan, who was working in a hospital in 
Portland, Oregon, is now a therapeutic dietitian at the 
Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

Emma Curtis received the master of science degree from 
the University of Tennessee in August. She is in Germany 
now, doing recreational work for the American Red Cross. 

Bill and Sally (Butts) Davis are living in North Arlington, 
New Jersey. Bill is in the business offices of Acme Stores. 

Joan Herschelman is teaching in Atlanta, Georgia, this 

Walter F. Hiller received the master of business administra- 
tion degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, in June. 
He then accepted a job as an accounting and finance trainee 
with the General Electric Company. He is currently assigned 
to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he will be for the three 
year training program. 

Ronald Jennings is in service and at present is stationed 
in Italy. 

Jack Keny is teaching and coaching at the Harriman, 
Tennessee, High School. 

Lyn Kiefer began a new job on September 15, as Director 
of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church in State 
College, Pennsylvania. 

Robert Nier is employed at the Gaseous Diffusion Plant 
of Union Carbide Nuclear Company in Oak Ridge. 

Mary Ann Thompson received the master of science degree 
from the University of Tennessee in August. She is teaching 
physical education in the high school in Stratford, Connecticut. 

Slurley Axley Young is working in the library at Vanderbilt 
University in Nashville, where her hus'oand is in medical 

Jack C. Barber, ex '55, wrote us in June shortly after he 
arrived in Germany. He had "run into" two other Mary- 
villians, George Caldwell, '54, and Don Young, '54. 


Jean Boyd Williams, ex '57, is attending San Jose State 
College in California. 

Joe Stater, ex '57, is attending the School of Foreign 
Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. 


(See also Marriages) 

Don Adams — Teaching ninth grade mathematics at Everett 
High School in Maryville. 

Mary Katherine Alison — Elementary physical education 
consultant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Forrest Amidon — Student at Louisville Presbyterian Semi- 

John V. Barrows, Jr. — Working on master's degree in 
zoology at the University of Georgia. 

Nita Ann Baylor — Teaching fourth grade in North Godwin 
School, Godwin Heights, Michigan. 

Barbara Belmore — Attending Assembly's Training School, 
Richmond, Virginia, for a master's degree in Bible. 

Barbara Berger — Teaching second grade in Puente, Cali- 
fornia, a suburb of Los Angeles. 

Morgan Biggs — Teaching at Everett High School in Mary- 

Margaret Blackburn White — Secretary at Union Theological 
Seminary in New York. 

John Borter — Attending Western Theological Seminary in 

Mary Alice Brasfield Wheatley — At Emory Uni\ersity, 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

William Brickey — Teaching at Townsend High School in 
Blount County. 

Jo Ann Brooks Raulerson — Teaching in Hernando High 
School, Brooksville, Florida. 

Tom Bugenhagen — Doing graduate study in mathematics 
at the University of Tennessee. 

Carolyn Carter Hassall — Teaching first grade in Louisville, 

Ethelyn Cathey — Doing secretarial work in the Office of 
Student Work, Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian 
Church, U.S.A., in New York. 

Barbara Cech Fisher — Doing secretarial work at LTnion 
Seminary in New York. 

Mary Carol Coker — Doing home mission work in Wheel- 
wright, Kentucky. 

Susan Diane Cook — Teen-age program director for the 
Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, YWCA. 

James L. Crawford — In Navy Officers Candidate School- 
expects to graduate in October. 

Winfred Cruze — Teaclring in Knoxville. 

James Cummings — Expects to enter the Navy soon. 

Charles Cureton — Attending Lafayette College in Easton. 

Betty Lou Cutler — Teaching home economics at Union 
High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Sara Min Davis Rogers — Teaching eighth grade at East 
Side Junior High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Yvonne Dickson — Medical Technician at Bloimt Memorial 
Hospital in Maryville. 

Nancy Lou Dodge — Dietetic internship at the \'eterans' 
Administration Hospital in the Bronx, New York. 

Gavin Douglas — Stud>ing at Union Theological Scniinar\- 
in Richmond, Virginia. 

Charles D. Dunn — Junior \'arsit\- head coach at Chamber- 
lain High School in Tampa, Florida. 

Bettie Carroll EKvood — Minister's wife in Mar\\ille. 

Elizabeth Enloe — Director of Christian Education at Capi- 
tol \'iew Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Donald Ford — ^V'ill enter the Uni\ersit>' of Tennessee 
Medical School in Januar\-, 1957. 

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Lee Fowler - Dietetie intern at The Christ Hospital in 
Cineinnati, Ohio. 

Norma Jean Franklin — Teaching fourth grade at Chippewa 
Consolidated School in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. 

Elizabeth Frei — Working in the advertising department at 
Miller's in Knoxville. 

Kathryn Garrison — Director of Christian Education at 
Central Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Billy Jack Gilbert — Teaching at the Maryville Junior High 

Myrna Ginaven — Taking additional courses in music at 
Maryville College. 

Doris Glad Stater — Living in Washington, D. C, where 
Joe is attending the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown 

Freeland T. Godfrey — Coach at Townsend High School 
in Blount County. 

Leroy Gooden — Coach at Walland High School in Blount 

John Graulich — Doing graduate study in English at the 
University of Tennessee. 

John E. D, Graves — Working for the Chemstrand Corpora- 
tion in Pensacola, Florida. 

Edwin Grigsby — Attending Louisville Presbyterian Semi- 

Floyd Hamilton — Working for the Commercial Credit 
Company in Kno.xville. 

Margaret Allen Hanna — Attending the University of 
Chicago Graduate School, working on a master's degree in 

Bettye Harrill Spurling — Teaching mathematics and general 
science at the high school in Clinton, Tennessee. 

James W. Hedden — Will enter the University of Tennessee 
Medical School in January. 

Pauline H. Hicks — Teaching in Alcoa city schools. 

Ruth Hinson — Teaching fourth grade in St. Augustine, 

Elizabeth Roaster — Working for the Pennsylvania Treasury 
Bureau in Harrisburg. 

Richard C. Hughes — Working for the General Chemical 
Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Carol Ann Hutton — Secretary in the Public Relations Of- 
fice at Maryville College. 

Martha Jackson McCutchen — Working for a master's degree 
at the Assembly's Training School in Richmond, Virginia; also 
keeping house. 

Harold Jones — Working for Provident Life and Accident 
Insurance Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Katherine Kerns — Teaching fifth grade at Harris School in 
St. Petersburg, Florida. 

James Laster — Taking music at Maryville College. 

Mary Lee — Working on a master's degree in English at 
the University of Tennessee. 

Robert Leech — In the Navy. 

Esther Lerch Williams — Research assistant in the Biology 
Department at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Nancy McCammon — Teaching first grade at Upson Ele- 
mentary School in Euclid, Ohio. 

Charles McFarland — Working with Zack Rogers Associa- 
tion, Inc., dealers in orthopedic equipment. 

Robert McKean — With Provident Life and Accident In- 
surance Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Elizabeth McKenney — Home Service representative for the 
People's Natural Gas Company in Beaver, Pennsylvania. 

Lynn McMillan Van Pelt — Working in Gainesville, Florida. 

William Beuford Miller — Working at the Aluminum Com- 
pany in Alcoa. 

Bobby Mize — Attending Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Don Moore — Teaching at Friendsville High School, in 
Blount County. 

Roberta Myers — Teaching at Everett High School in 

Ruth Nelson — Working for the Atlanta Gaslight Company 
in Macon, Georgia. 

Faith Nollner — Fellowship student at Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity, working toward a master's degree. 

LeRoy Painter — Working at the Aluminum Company in 

lantha Peterson Kunen — Working for the Educational Test- 
ing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. 

Margaret Potts — Working for the Synod of Ohio, Presby- 
terian Church, U.S.A., in Waverly, Ohio. 

Robert Ramger — Instructor in biology at Maryville College. 

Ernest Raulerson — Assistant coach at Hernando High 
School in Brooksville, Florida. 

John Renfro — Working for the Aluminum Company at 

Charles Rogers — Attending the University of Arkansas 
Medical School. 

Alice Rowe — Attending the University of Tennessee School 
of Social Work in Nashville. 

Doris Scott — Teaching second grade at Wrightsboro School 
in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Lynn Se.xton — In the Army. 

Edgar Shackelford — Attending Union Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Virginia. 

Carol Sleight — Working for the Public Welfare Depart- 
ment, Miami, Florida. 

Guy Sneed — Underwriter for Provident Insurance Com- 
pany, Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Jacqueline Speigner — Teaching public school music in the 
Jim Allen Elementary School in Pensacola, Florida. 

Donald Thiel — Attending Western Theological Seminary in 

Lois Tinklenberg — Dietetic internship at the Veterans' 
Administration Hospital in the Bron.\, New York. 

Robert Torrance — Working for the American Stores Com- 

Madlon Travis — Teaching fifth grade in Wooster, Ohio. 

Gordon Van Pelt — Doing graduate work at the University 
of Florida, in Gainesville. 

William Van Zant — Attending Louisville Presbyterian 

Maryel Vogel — Back at Maryville College to get a B.S. in 

Grace Benham Webb — Army housewife in Tacoma, 

William C. Wheatley — Studying hospital administration at 
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Charles Williams — Doing graduate study at the College of 
Law, University of Florida in Gainesville. 

David N. Williams — Research physicist for Lockheed 
Missile Systems Division and also studying at the University 
of California in Berkeley for a master's degree in physics. 

Marcia Williams — Director of Christian Education at 
Northside Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Delores Woods — Assistant program director of young adult 
activities at the Northern Branch of the Detroit, Michigan, 

William C. Young — Attending the Vanderbilt Medical 
School in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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Janet Crane Talmage, '38, to Dr. Frank Goiilding Keller, 
April 25, 1956, in Chonju, Korea. 

Melba Holder, '46, to Kenneth Kabelke, May 26, 1956, in • 
Andrews, North Carolina. 

Frances Ashby, '47, to John Walter Wright, April 14, 1956, 
in Lexington, Virginia. 

Charles Duckett, '50, to Flossie Herring, December 29, 

1955, in Elsberry, Missouri. 

Ruth Nicholas, '51, to Robert Schwarzenberg, June 16, 

George D. Howell, Jr., '52, to Doris Loretta Rogers, May 
4, 1956, at Oak Ridge. 

Roy Don Brakebill, '53, to Patricia Reneau, June 22, 1956, 
in Maryville. 

Sarah H. Brown, '53, to Stuart P. McNiell, Jr., '50, June 2, 

1956, in Laurel, Maryland. 

Barbara Ann Miller, '53, to Samuel Stone Wilson, June 16, 
1956, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. 

Barbara E. Rogers, '53, to Charles Alan Greenly, June 30, 
1956, in Reading, Pennsylvania. 

David F. Gates, '54, to Martha Anne Copeland, July 21, 
1956, in College Park, Maryland. 

Helen Seay, '54, to Douglas Stubblefield, '58, June 30, 
1956, in Irvington, New Jersey. 

Sally Butts, '55, to William F. Davis, Jr., '55, July 7, 1956, 
in Waterloo, Iowa. 

Abby Crosby, '55, to Robert E. McKean, '56, September 1, 
1956, in Columbia City, Indiana. 

Donna French, '55, to Robert W. Neel, May 30, 1956, in 
Ketchikan, Alaska. 

Harry F. MacCall, III, '55, to Mary Lou Jones, June 22, 
1956, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Jean Esther Morgan, '55, to 2nd Lieutenant Hal Herman 
Roesler, June 3, 1956, in Mathiston, Mississippi. 

Libby Ann Parrish, '55, to Richard Erickson, '54, June 23, 
1956, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. 

Mary Alice Kemp, ex "55, to Rev. William Frederick 
Henning, Jr., August 29, 1956, in Ackworth, Georgia. 

Margaret Blackburn, '56, to Herbert D. White, '55, 
December 28, 1955, in Knoxville. 

Mary Alice Brasfield, '56, to William C. Wheadey, Jr., '56, 
August 29, 1956, in Butler, Missouri. 

Jo Ann Brooks, '56, to Ernest D. Raulerson, Jr., '56, July 
28, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Tom Bugenhagen, '56, to Katherine Leeth, '57, May 25, 
1956, in Lebanon, Tennessee. 

Carolyn Carter, '56, to Harry Hassall, '55, December 27, 

1955, in Madison, Tennessee. 

Barbara Cech, '56, to James C. Fisher, '55, August 18, 

1956, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Winfred R. Cruze, '56, to Elizabeth Bixler, '59, August 4. 
1956, in Kennett, Missouri. 

Sara Min Davis, '56, to Charles C. Rogers, '56, May 23, 
1956, in MarvN-ille. 

Doris Glad, '56, to Joseph Stater, ex '57, May 26. 1956. 

Bettye Harrill, '56, to Richard Spurling, August 17, 1956, 
in Madisonville, Tennessee. 

Martha Jackson, '.56, to Leighton McCutchen, Jr., May 26, 
1956, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Esther Lerch, '56, to Donald WiOiams, '55, June 12. 1956, 
in Clearwater, Florida. 

Lillian B. McMillan, '56, to Gordon Van Pelt, '56, August 
25, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

William Beuford Miller, '56, to Marian Keyes, ex '58, June 
25, 1956, in Maryville. 

Charles LeRoy Painter, '56, to Carolyn Lovin, August 10, 
1956, in Maryville. 

lantha Jean Peterson, '56, to Adolph William Kunen, '54, 
June 9, 1956, in Greenback, Tennessee. 

John Anderson Renfro, '.56, to Delores Anne Rogers, June 
4, 1956, in Maryville. 

David N. Williams, '56, to Jean Boyd, ex '.57, June 2, 1956, 
in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Sandra Rose Motsinger, ex '56, to Joel Linwood Jones, June 
9, 1956, in Taylorsville, North Carolina. 


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crego, '38, their fifth child, a son, 
Joseph David, February 20, 1956. 

Dr. and Mrs. Hugh L. Smith, '39, their third child, a son. 
Miller Holland, April 28, 1956. 

Capt. and Mrs. J. N. Badgett, '40, their third child, a son, 
Timothy Clark, May 14, 1956. 

Dr. and Mrs. Otto Pflanze, '40, their second cliild, a son. 
May 25, 1956, in Hamburg, Germany. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Nicely, '41, their third child, a son, 
Robert Moore, April 22, 1956. 

Major and Mrs. Frederick Rawlings, '41, a son, Lee Fox, 
May 3, 1956, in Germany. 

Dr. and Mrs. David M. Hall, '42, their third child, a 
daughter, Kathleen Lytic, April 27, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Post (Katherine Gardner, ex '42), 
their fifth child, a son, Mark Thomas, March 25, 1956. 

Dr. and Mrs. Carl Alette, '43 (Florence Barber, '42). their 
second child, a daughter, Carol Margaret, July 13, 1956. 

Rev. and Mrs. Hal B. Lloyd, '43, their third child, a son, 
Peter McDonald, July 14, 1956. 

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Sweeney, '43 (Viola James, ex 
'43), their third child, a son, James Howard. April 5, 19.56. 

Rev. and Mrs. Donald Barker, '44 (Eleanor Stout. '46), 
their third child, a son, Philip Donald, August 8. 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ignico (Sara Cameron '441, a 
daughter, Arlene Ann, January 28, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Richmond (Aimee Wriggins. '44 K their 
third child, a daughter, Eileen Claire, June 21, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Regenbrecht (Rose Wells, '45), 
their first child, a son, Charles .\lan. April 15, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harr\ Roberts (Louise Henr\ . "45). their 
second child, a daughter, Olivia Jeanne, .•Vpril 6. 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs, Jerome Rosenfeld (Ethel Beall "45), their 
fifth child, a son, George Da\id. Ma\- 27. 1956. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shue, '46 (Elizabeth Snead, '40), their 
second child, a son, John Lloyd, March 2, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Beals, Jr. (Catherine Stout, '47), their 
first child, a son, Joe Duncan, III, May 15, 1956. 

Rev. and Mrs. Frederick R. Wilson, '47 (Elizabeth Saint, 
'48), a daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, March 25, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Moroney (Helen Wilhoit, ex '47), 
their second child, a son, James McQueen, III, September 4, 

Rev. and Mrs. Charles B. Hoglan, Jr., '48 (Ruth Duggan, 
■42), their third child, a son, Charles B., Ill, March 26, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Frost, '49, their third child, a son, 
Peter Manwaring, July 23, 1956. 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert C. Lodwick ( Hedy Nabholz, '49), 
their second child, a daughter, Marian Isabel, February 1, 1956.. 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Torrey, '49 ( Marilyn Hartpence, 
'48), their third child, a daughter, Jennifer Dawn, August 15, 

Rev. and Mrs. Carl Wilson, '49 (Sara Jo Kiger, '49), their 
third child, a son, Stephen Carl, February 23, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Cornett (Betty Crawford, '50), their 
second child, a daughter, Susan Erma, June 12, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kay, '50 (Janice Landstrom, ex 
'51), twin daughters, Jennefer Lou and Jill Louise, April 17, 

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stephens (Sarah Durant, '50), their 
second child, a daughter, Martha Leah, April 28, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Barnes (Sarah Vawter, ex '50), 
their third child, a daughter, Margaret Susan, April 21, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Householder, ex '50 (Julia Pancoast, 
'48), their second child, a daughter. Jama Gail, April 6, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Kelley, ex '50 (Ruth Case, '44), 
their third child, a son, Robert William, August 30, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kribbs, ex '50, their third child, a 
daughter, Kimberly Denise, May 29, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Campbell, '51, their first child, a 
daughter, Geraldine Morrison, in August, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce de Nagy, '51 (Doris Holt, '53), their 
second child, a daughter, Carolyn Anne, June 11, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kidder, '51 (Patricia Lewis, '53), their 
first child, a daughter, Carolyn Lewis, August 18, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Lester, '51 (Alice Huddleston, '51), 
their second child, a daughter, Lydia Ann, June 27, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Moser (Phyllis Jackson, '51), their 
second child, a son, Scott Cummings, June 21, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Zitzman (Mary Fowler, ex '51), 
their first child, a son, James Albert, Jr., December 1, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lynn, '52 (Naomi Burgos, '54), 
their first child, a daughter, Mary Louise, May 8, 1956. 

Rev. and Mrs. Donald Stilwell, '52 (Helen Sims, '52), their 
second child, a son, Brian David, August 21, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Galey (Jeannette Whitaker, '53). 
their first child, a daughter, Karen Frances, April 18, 1956. 

Rev. and Mrs. Charles Reid, '53 (Ruth Cross, '53), their 
first child, a son, Stuart Andrew, August 22, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dixon, ex '53 (Dorothy Stater, '50), 
a son, Joseph Stater, May 12, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Abbott, '54 ( Margaret Evans, '54 ) , 
their first child, a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth, July 5, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Wiley, ex '54 (Betty Hammers, '53), 
their first child, a daughter, Karen Lea, July 20, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Blair, '55, their second child, a 
son, William Wade, June 7, 1956, in Bordeaux, France. 

Mr. and Mrs. Snell A. Mills, Jr., '55 (Olivia Vawter, '55), 
their first child, a daughter, Sharon Louise, July 20, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Yoast (Betty Watson, '55), their 
first child, a daughter, Mildred Angela, August 19, 1956. 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew G. Chambers, Jr., '56, their first 
child, a son, Stephen Scott, August 21, 1956. 


In the September 29 issue of Presbyterian Life there is an 
article by Dr. Ralph W. Lloyd, President of Maryville College, 
entitled "Presbyterians in Prague." This article deals with a 
meeting in August of the Executive Committee of the World 
Presbyterian Alliance held behind the Iron Curtain in Prague, 
Czechoslovakia. Dr. Lloyd reports on the situation in Czecho- 
slovakia, the discussions in the meetings, and his impressions 
of the place of the Christian church under Communist rule. 
Accompanying the article is a picture of Dr. Lloyd in conversa- 
tion at Prague with Dr. A. C. Watson of Australia, one of the 
Vice Presidents of the World Presbyterian Alliance. 

An article by Dr. Lloyd appeared also in Presbyterian Life 
for September 15 entided "Twenty Questions on Presbyterian 
Union." Dr. Lloyd gives answers to twenty of the questions 
most frequently asked now about the Plan of Union on which 
presbyteries are now voting in both the Presbyterian Church, 
U.S.A., and the United Presbyterian Church. 


The Maryville College Playhouse Film Society has been 
organized by the Maryville College Playhouse. The purpose 
of the society is to bring to the College campus good films of 
a sort not usually shown in this area. 

Six films are anticipated for this year including Early 
American film classics, British and foreign language films. The 
schedule is not complete at this time so definite announce- 
ments cannot be made, however, the showings will usually be 
on a Friday or Saturday evening. 

Membership in the film society is open to anyone in the 
community as well as the student body and faculty of the 
College. Memberships for one year are one dollar and fift\' 
cents and will admit the member to the viewing of any five 
of the six films in the series. Individual admissions will be 
sold if there is space available. 

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William Edwin Minnis, '90, died May 9, 1956, at his home 
in New Market, Tennessee. Mr. Minnis served as a director 
of the College from 1913-1950. He is survived by a brother, 
Samuel P. Minnis, '94, and two sisters, Ethel, '00, and India 

Samuel Ward Boardman, Jr., '94, died July 5, 1956, at his 
home in Clayton, New Jersey. He was eighty-one years of 
age. After his retirement from his profession of law in 1951, 
he remained active in civic affairs, and did some writing, even 
though he had lost his eyesight. Mr. Boardman was the son 
of die fourth president of Maryville College. He is survived 
by his wife, five daughters, one son, a brother, Roger Sherman, 
'96, and a sister, Martha, ex '03. 

Andrew R. McMurry, Prep. '99, died September 5, 1956, 
at his home in Knoxville. He was eighty-two years of age. 
Mr. McMurry was president of the A. R. McMurry Con- 
struction Company, commercial, industrial, and residential 
builders. He is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. O. B. 
Andrews, and a brother, Ben F. McMurry, who also attended 
Maryville College. 

Carrie Arstingstall (Mrs. Isaac W. ) Jones, ex '03, died in 
June, 1956. 

Dr. Henry J. Bassett, '04, died August 20, 1956, at his 
home in Maryville, after a long illness. Dr. Bassett was a 
professor of classical languages and related subjects, having 
begun his teaching career at Maryville in 1905 where he 
remained for fifteen years. Later he taught at Evansville Col- 
lege in Indiana and at Southwestern University in Memphis, 
where he was when he retired in 1945. He is survived by 
two sisters. Miss Emma Bassett and Miss Almira Bassett, '09, 
also a former member of the College faculty. 

Lloyd E. Foster, '07, died suddenly on May 2, 1956, of a 
heart attack, while attending a service at the Sixth Avenue 
Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Foster 
had served as executive vice-president of the Birmingham 
Chamber of Commerce for twenty years before his retirement 
two years ago. Since that time he had been a consultant in 
the Chamber of Commerce division of National Fund Raising 
Services, Inc. A tribute to him was carried in the June issue 
of Southern Executive, a bulletin of the Southern Chamber of 
Commerce Executives. He is survived by his wife ( Minnie 
McGinley, ex '08), a son and a daughter. 

Hunley Roy Easterly, '08, died July 21, 1956, at his home 
in Lake City, Tennessee. 

Joseph Marshall Rankin, '11, died June 9, 1956, at his 
home in Caldwell, Idaho. Mr. Rankin had been professor of 
science and mathematics at the College of Idaho for the past 
forty years. He is survived by his wife, a son, and six sisters, 
one of whom is Miss Roberta Rankin, Prep. '04. 

Celia Rough (Mrs. Walter) Wrinkle, ex '17, died July 13, 
1956, at her home in Maryville. Mrs. Wrinkle had retired in 
1953, because of ill health, after thirty-nine years of service in 
the Treasurer's Office at the College. She is sur\'ived by her 
husband and a sister. 

Deck C. Williams, '18, died July 11, 1956, in Blount Me- 
morial Hospital in Maryville. Mr. Williams had been a teacher 
for most of the years since his graduation from college. He 
had made his home in Maryville since 1953. He is sur\-ived 
by liis wife (Zeora Brocklehurst, '18), a son and a daughter. 


Announcement has been made by Harry Harter, chairman 
of the 1956-1957 Maryville College - Community Artists Series, 
of the four major concerts which will be presented in the 
auditorium of the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel during the 
coming season. 

Inaugurating the series will be the Fine Arts String Quartet 
on Friday, October 26. This outstanding musical group hails 
from New York City and has won wide recognition for their 
superior performances. The second offering of the season will 
be of a different nature, with a unique presentation by T\' 
and motion picture star Arthur Treacher tided "A Little of 
This . . . Something of That . . . Mostly Humor." Treacher 
will appear in Maryville on Friday, November 16. 

The Roger Wagner Chorale, an internationalK' famous 
group of thirty singers and instrumentalists, will give a concert 
on Monday, February 18. The final series offering will be a 
piano recital on Monday, April 8, by Da%id Bar-illan, brilliant 
young Israeli artist who is acclaimed as one of the most 
promising pianists of our generation. 

Individual tickets for the series may be purchased at S2.00 
each; a season ticket costs $5.00. All tickets will go on sale 
on Tuesday, October 9, widi Miss Kathleen Craven in charge 
of ticket sales. Tickets may also be pvu^chased in tlie College 
treasurer's office, or reservations may be made by calling the 
Fine Arts Center. 

We would like to remind you that it takes about four weeks 
from the time material is assembled 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 receised too late for 
use in this issue. 

DR. McClelland cited for leadership 

Dr. Frank D. McClelland, dean of students, recenth 
received the Citation .\ward from the National Recreation 
Association Council in New York for his "outstanding contri- 
bution" to public recreation in Blount Count)-. Five such 
awards were made to men in Tennessee, all of whom arc 
private citizens not employed in recreation work 

Dr. McClelland . conceived the idea of organizing and 
consolidating the Mar\'\illc. Alcoa, and Blount Count>- recrea- 
tion facilities into a single program. The Blount Consolitlated 
Recreation Coiuicil is the only one in the United States which 
combines two cities and a count\- in this manner. 

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