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European Tour Offered 38th COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULED MAY 16-17 

An opporliinily foi' summer school 

.Study unci 
loflcrcd for 


I iisiland. 

Iravcl in Europe is being 
lie firsl time by Bryan lliis 
year through the 
experienced lour director 
and lecturer, Dr. John 
Bartlett, dean of the 

The 31 -day tour leaving 
New York on July 12 will 
include visits to Scotland, 
Germany, Austria, Italy, 
Switzerland, and France, and offer six 
hours of college credit in the areas of 
world literature and fine arts. 

Dr. Bartlett has guided similar tours 
for the past five summers and reports that 
nearly a tliird of the maximum 
ciuoUment of students for this summer 
have already registered for the 
study-travel program. Highliglits of the 
summer's literary tour will include visits 
to Shakespeare's home in 
Stratford-upon-Avon, the Poets" Corner 
in Westminster Abbey, the Dickens" and 
Keats' homes in London, the Browning 
home and Dante home in Florence, the 
Moliere theater at the Louvre in Paris, and 
the Caracala ruins in Rome for the 
performance of an opera. 

This tour is open to college students, 
or teachers, and alumni who would like 
to share the fellowslijp of a Christian 
group in European cultural and 
educational experiences. Complete 
information is available by writing to Dr. 
John B. Bartlett. Bryan College, Dayton, 
Tenn. 37321. 


June 7— July 9 
July 12-August 13 

July 24-30 

Commencement exercises will be held 
May 16 and 17 for the 38th graduating 
class at Bryan College to honor sixty-five 
seniors, inchulint' seven wh" ininplcicil 

Col. Goatley Succumbs 
To Coronary Attack 

Col. F. J. Goatley, assistant to the 
president of the college for the past nine 
years, died suddenly on Jan. 3, of an 
apparent massive coronary attack. He was 
widely known to the Bryan constituency 
because of his work in public relations 
and development, including travel for 
several years with Bryan musical teams. 
He and his wife, Ethel, and daughter 
Jeanine had just returned the evening 
before liis death from New Orleans, 
where they had attended the Sugar Bowl 
on New Year's Day, renewed contacts 
with friends of the years they had lived in 
New Orleans, and attended two 
watcluiiglit services. His funeral was held 
on Jan. 5 in the Bryan chapel with Rev. 
M. O. Pettus, pastor of First United 
Methodist Church; Dr. Irving Jensen, 
head of Bryan"s Bible department; and 
Dr. Theodore C. Mercer, president of the 
college, officiating. Burial with full 
military honors was held on Jan. 7 in 
Milton. Ind.. where liis married daughter. 
Mrs. Merrill Ferris, and the two grandsons 

Col. Goatley was horn in Guilford. 
Surrey, England, immigrating as a child 
with liis family to Canada. Later he 


their degree requirements in January and 

a few who will Hnish by 


Dr. George W. Long, 
pastor of the Lookout 
Mountain Presbyterian 
Church near Chattanooga, 
Tenn., will preach the bac- 
calaureate sermon on Sun- Long 
day afternoon. A fighter pilot who served 
in the European theatre in World War IL 
Dr. Long received his theological training 
in Columbia Seminary. Decatur, Ga.. and 
New College. University of Edinburgh. 

Dr. Cary M. Perdue, 
pastor of the Oak Ridge 
(Tenn.) Bible Church and 
a December graduate of 
the University of Tennes- 
see where he earned the BA T i 
Doctor of Education de- Perdue 
gree, will be the commencement speaker 
on Monday. A graduate of Bryan. Dr. 
Perdue completed seminary training at 
Dallas Theological Seminary and is a 
graduate also of Appalachian Bible Insti- 
tute, where he taught several years just 
prior to attending U.T. 

The two graduation ceremonies are 
scheduled on Sunday afternoon and Mon- 
day morning this year to accommodate 
visiting parents and friends. The usual 
Monday activities including the board of 
trustees' meeting and the president's re- 
ception for seniors and their guests are 
being rescheduled. 

moved to New York state, where he grew 
up at Port Chester. He was graduated 
from Syracuse University in 1934 with a 
degree in landscape architecture. 

With the coming of World W'ar II, he 
entered the military service, graduating 
from the Command and General Staff 
College in 1943. His rrulitar\' rank 
covered all grades from lieutenant to 
colonel, with approximately half of his 
career as a commander and the remainder 
as a staff officer. His commands included 
infantry units, transportation battahons. 
special units and port facihties. He w-as 
commander of Leadersliip School and for 
four years professor of rrdlitary' science at 

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Staley Lectures 
Initiated with Tenney 

Through the generosity of the Thomas 

F. Staley Foundation of New Yorlc, 

Bryan is sponsoring its first Staley 

Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture 

program on April 12-14 with Dr. Merrill 

C. Teiiiie\. professor of Bible and 

theology and dean of the 

Graduate school at 

^1 Wheaton College as 

^iPw lecturer. 

JSjf^ The first three 

^A^V^^^ par agraphs of the 
^HILT'^^H statement of purpose of 

Dr. Tenny j,^g Thomas F. Staley 
Foundation are as follows: 

"The Thomas F. Staley Foundation is a 
private, non-profit organization, established to 
administer funds to further the evangelical 
witness of the Christian Church, and with a 
particular concern for College students. 
Deeming the cause worthy and the need great, 
the trustees of this Foundation will support 
men and women who truly believe, cordially 
love, and effectively propagate the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ in its historical and scriptural 

"The Foundation is independent of any 
other institution, but will co-operate with other 
enterprises which, out of a frankly evangelical 
concern, enrich the quality of Christian service 
and sharpen the effectiveness of Christian 
witness, especially at the college level. 

"While the means of achieving these 
objectives will necessarily be varied, the central 
concern of the Foundation will be deliberately 
unvarying. In the world of private philanthropy 
it will offer its resources to support and 
encourage devout Christian workers who are 
unashamed in their testimony, who rightly 
divide the word of truth, and who, taking the 
Scriptures as their rule of faith and hfe, give 
themselves, as did the apostolic propagators of 
the Gospel, to the promotion of Christian 

The statement adds that the chief 
concern of the Foundation is the student 
world and that by Christian evangelism is 
meant "the presentation of Jesus Christ 
in the power of the Holy Spirit, that men 
shall come to put their trust in God 
through Him, accept Him as their Saviour 
and serve Him as their Lord in the 
fellowship of His Chiarch." 

It is further stated that the Staley 
Foundation "is firmly persuaded that the 
greatest need in America today is for 
millions of men and women to enter into 
that transaction with Almiglity God 
through Christ that results in a new and 
transformed life. Tliis experience is what 
the New Testament calls the New Birth." 
Aware of the personal salvation-social 
action controversy in evangelical circles 
today, the Foundation adds that it "is 
not unaware of the great social needs of 
our day, but in allocation of priorities, 
the Settlor believes that personal 

Preparations for Self-Study 

Significant history in the development 
of Bryan College may well be written 
during the next two years from Septem- 
ber of 1971 to May of 1973 when the 
college will be engaged in the "self-study" 
program of the Commission on Colleges 
of the Southern Association of Colleges 
and Schools. Bryan was accredited by this 
regional accrediting association in Decem- 
ber of 1969 and must complete self-study 
witliin four years of that date. Reaffirma- 
tion of accreditation for a ten-year period 
depends in part upon the successful exe- 
cution of this intensive program of self- 
evaluation. The purpose of self-study as 
defined by the accrediting association is, 
"to help institutions reassess their objec- 
tives, measure success in attaining objec- 
tives, explore ways and means by which 
educational efficiency may be improved, 
and prepare for the ever-increasing de- 
inands by society." 

While self-study begins formally at 

Bryan in the fall of 1971, preparations 
for tliis activity are being made tlrrough- 
out the current academic year. The 
president of the College, the academic 
dean, and a representative of the faculty 
attended the Conference on Institutional 
Self-Studies conducted by the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools in 
Atlanta last September. 

Everyone associated with Bryan 
College will hear more of self-study in the 
coming months and many will be directly 
involved. Alumni will have a very impor- 
tant part. They will be asked to fill out 
and return a questionnaire which will 
provide the study committees with essen- 
tial data. The findings and recommenda- 
tions of self-study will affect the 
College— the Board of Trustees, the 
faculty and staff, the students, and the 
alumni and friends of the College— for 
several years. 

Evening School Supports Growth in Enrollment 

Emphasizing the opportunity to reach 
modern man through a Christian 
perspective of philosophy as taught by 
Dr. R. Allan Killen has proved to be an 
attraction to fifty students enrolled in an 
evening class in addition to twenty-seven 
regular students in a similar day time 

Another popular course with an 
evening enrollment of twenty-five is a 
non-credit reading and study skills 

salvation must always receive the ili ,{ 
consideration, for Jesus Christ said, 'What 
shall it profit a man if he shall gain the 
whole world and lose his own soul, or 
what shall a man give in exchange for his 
soul?' " 

The statement also deals with the 
often-heard charge of anti-intellectualism 
leveled at evangelicals by saying, "While 
The Thomas F. Staley Foundation 
believes in an appeal to the hearts of men, 
its founder is not unmindful of the fact 
that our Lord declared we must love God 
with all our minds as well as with our 
hearts and souls. Consequently there is 
nothing anti-intellectual in what the 
Foundation seeks to promote. While 
there were many unschooled Christians in 
the early Church, there were also such 
intellectually gifted men as Paul, Luke, 
Stephen and others who could challenge 
the best minds of their day and win them 
to faith in Christ. Accordingly the 
Foundation will promote programs which 
will seek to win for Christ not merely the 
average student but also the brightest and 
most promising among the youth of our 
American universities." 

development class which has 
approximately half its membersliip from 
local liigh school students who are also 
seeking to improve ability in reading and 
study habits, under the instruction of 
Glen Liebig. 

This expanded community service, 
including several other evening courses at 
Bryan this year, has been a strong factor 
in drawing an increased number of special 
students to maintain a second semester 
enrollment of 405, of whom 347 are 
fulltime students. This is just eight short 
of the first semester enrollment of 41 3. 

The new registration list for the 
second semester shows 58 names, of 
whom 22 are fulltime and 36 are 
parttime. They are replacing 66 
withdrawals during or at the end of the 
first semester, of whom seven completed 
their degree requirements and will return 
for commencement activities in May. 

Applications for fulltime students for 
next fall are keeping pace with last year's 
peak. Approximately one hundred new 
names are already in process for the fall 
recruits out of an expected two hundred 
new freshmen and transfers. Student 
visitors and their parents or counselors 
continue to stop for campus tours and are 
anticipated in increasing numbers during 
the spring months. 

High school seniors or college transfers 
who desire to share in the fully accredited 
program of a Christ-centered education in 
the arts and sciences in the peaceful, 
scenic setting of the Tennessee hills 
should write for an application to Miss 
Zelpha Russell, director of admissions, 
Bryan College, Dayton, Tenn. 37321. 




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Members of the touring choir are pictured above as follows: 

Front row (left to right): Marsha McDonald, Monongahela, Pa.; Vera Klamm, Lynchburg, Va.; 
Barbara Peck, Springfield, Mo.; Carol Austin, Paris, III.; Carolyn Jewett, Valdosta, Ga.;Sue Nolan, 
Lexington, Ohio; Rebecca Hogan, Berryville, Va.; Peggy Hesterly, Hendersonville, N.C.; Dawn 
Roberts, Harriman, Tn.; and Mr. Greasby. 

Second row: Pat Voss, Memphis, Tn.; Linda Minter, Oak Ridge, Tn.; Annette Henderson, 
Crossville, Tn.; Steve Griffith, Tullahoma, Tn.; David Kinsey, Memphis, Tn.; Steve Gregory, 
Muskegon, Mich.; Bill Irwin, Richmond, Va.; Brenda Wikoff, Cincinnati, Ohio; Sherry Hill, 
Winfield, III.; and Phyllis Mitchell, Knoxville, Tn. 

Third row: Mary Howard, Sale Creek, Tn.; Beth Willis, Nashville, Tn.; Dave Alford, Richmond, 
Va.; Steve Parcell, Tad, W. Va.; Marion Gray, Forest Park, Ga.; Brent Ferguson, Trenton, Ga.; 
Charles Hunnicutt, E. Flat Rock, N.C.; Dennis Bodlien, Ellicott City, Md.; Jim Steele, Dayton, Tn.; 
Gurney Miller, Columbia, S.C.; Lynda Paulson, Hopkins, Minn.; and Karen Parrott, Spring Green, 

Back row: Ann Fulmer, Springfield, Va.; John Peterson, Lowell, Ind.; Mike van Huisen, Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; Dale Taylor, Buena Vista, Va.; Byron Ballard, Trenton, Ga.; Paul Hayward, 
Wheaton, III.; Eric Birkett, Oxon Hill, Md.; Paul Banfield, Chesterland, Ohio; Dow Barton, Miami, 
Fla.; Randy Wilcoxson, Fairview, N.C.; Larry Wilson, Bradenton, Fla.; and Rebecca Napier, 
Upperville, Va. 

Not pictured are: Marcia Stewart, Lake Alfred, Fla.; Terry Hill, Winfield, III.; and Jenny Cather, 
Huntsville, Tn. 

Choir Itinerary 

Friday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. 

Lyon's Creek Baptist Church 

Strawberry Plains, Tenn. 37871 
Saturday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. 

Ghent Bretiiren Church 

Roanoke, Virginia 
Sunday, March 21, 11 :00 a.m. 

Timberlake Baptist Church 

Lynchburg, Virginia 
Sunday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. 

Immanuei Baptist Church 

Richmond, Virginia 
Monday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. 

U. S. Capitol 

Washington. D. C. 
Monday, March 22, 8:00 p.m. 

Faith Community Church 

Camden, Delaware 
Fuesday, March 23, 10:15 a.m. 

Dover High School 

Dover, Delaware 
Tuesday, March 23, 7:45 p.m. 

Wall Intermediate School Auditorium 

Wall Township, New Jersey 
Wednesday, March 24, 8:00 p,m. 

1 irst Baptist Church 

Atlantic City, New Jersey 
Thursday, March 25 

Bethel Baptist Church 

Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 
Friday, March 26 

McLean Bible Church 

McLean. Virginia 

Saturday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. 

Aldersgate United Methodist Church 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Sunday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. 

Abbott Memorial United Pres. Church 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Sunday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. 

Forcey Memorial Church 
Washington, D. C. 20012 


(Continued from Page 1 1 

the University of Miami. His final 
assignment was director of administration 
for the Transportation Terminal 
Command in New Orleans. 

Col. Goatley came to liis post at Bryan 
in November 1961. He had been 
unusually effective in the closing months 
in liis work of securing financial support 
for the college. On the day of his funeral, 
a gift of S 13,000, in wliich he had had a 
major part, was received. He was also 
active in helping students with a variety 
of problems. His handling of hospitality 
for visitors to the campus and the 
hospitality of the Goatley home are 
proverbial. In addition to the numerous 
fioral arrangements received at the time 
of his death, many friends responded to 
the family request that in lieu of flowers 
memorial contributions be sent to Br\an 

Beach Evangelism Planned 

Plans to repeal the beach 
program of last year's spring vacation in 
ooperalion with Campus Crusade for 
( iirisl arc being made by ihc student 
leaders of Ihc Christian .Service 
Association for Bryan's spring vacation 
period late in March. 

Last year .36 Bryan students spent a 
week at Daytona Beach, Florida, to work 
with 1,500 other Christian students 
among the 50,000 college students on the 

James L. Lindh, president of CSA, 
invites the prayer and financial support of 
friends who would like to help with 
transportation, lodging, and food costs of 
approximately S40 for each student going 
to Florida for this thrust in college 
student evangelism. 

This constructive ministry by Christian 
youth to fellow-collegians who are 
seeking soul satisfaction has provided an 
excellent stimulus for spiritual growth 
among the participating Bryan students 
and in its coordinated effort on the 
beaches has been declared a deterrent to 
the evil forces that earlier prevailed at the 
vacation resorts. Thousands of searcliing 
youth have been introduced to Jesus 
Clirist and told of His saving power. 
Would you like to help send the witness 
back to the beaches this year? 

College. These gifts now totaling more 
than a thousand dollars have been added 
to the student emergency loan fund, 
wliich is being named in honor of Col. 
Goatley. This fund is for short term loans 
to students who find themselves 
unexpectedly unable to meet their 
financial requirements. It was established 
three years ago and with these memorial 
contributions now amounts to 
appro.ximately S3500. It is fitting tribute 
lo a man whose friendly interest and 
engaging spirit were always in the 
direction of helping others. 

At the time of his death. Col. Goatley 
was the teacher of the adult men"s Bible 
class at Dayton First Methodist Church. 
Over the years he had been active in a 
variety of organizations, including 
Officers Christian Union. Christian 
Business Men's Committee International, 
and the Fellowsliip of Christian Athletes. 
He and Mrs. Goatley ser\ed as teachers, 
officers, and youth sponsors in many of 
the churches in wliich they were members 
during Iiis military career. He was the 
most faithful attender of the weekly 
men's prayer breakfast at Br\an. His 
spirit of persistence and generosity joined 
with an amiable and conciliators' 
disposition endeared him to a wide circle 
of friends. He was a true Cliristian soldier 
and a aentleman. 

Sports Review 

Basketball Summary 

The 1970-71 basketball squad faces 
the SCAC tournament once again as its 
only hope for glory. Everyone starts over 
in the tournament and the winner gains a 
berth in the National Christian College 
tournament along with the conference 
regular-season champion. 

The Lions have a 9-3 conference mark 
which offers no better prospects than a 
tie for second place with Temple, while 
Lee College holds out for the lead posi- 

The Lions opened the season con- 
vincingly with victories over Atlanta 
Christian and tough Lincoln Memorial. 
Then they lost a twenty-point lead in a 
Trevecca game for a one-point decision, 
and Lee claimed a ten-point victory two 
days later. 

After a fair showing in the Temple 
Invitational Tournament with a second 
place trophy, the Lions dropped three 
straight decisions, including a return 
match with LMU. After Christmas the 
team took its first victory ever over 
Sewanee and gained a narrow margin over 
Trevecca. Temple and Lee closed in for 
two important conference victories in 
hard-fought battles with the Lions. 

It was a decisive victory over Covenant 
College who had recently outmatched the 
Temple Crusaders that built Lions' hopes 
for the most recent Bryan-Temple scrap. 
The 82-79 Lion victory at Temple before 
a Feb. 14 homecoming audience was a 
triumph that Bryan fans and players have 
long desired and that boosts spirits for 
the SCAC tournament. 

Bryan has proven that it has potential 
to outplay any team in the league, and 
the eager Lions are anticipating that one 
last tournament chance on March 4-6. 



March 31 

Carson Newman 


April 3 

Univ. of South 


April 13 

Berry College 


April 21 

Maryville College 


April 24 

Union College 


April 30 

State Track Meet 


& May 1 


March 31 



April 1 



April 3 



April 8 

Appalachian State 


April 10 

Covenant College 


April 19 



April 22 

Cleveland State 


April 24 



April 26 

Tennessee Temple 


May 1 

Tennessee Temple 


May 11 



Where It Came From 

How It Was Spent 


Report For 1970 

The year of 1970 was Annus Mirabilis for 

Bryan College. 

This year of wonders, the first full year after 

Bryan's accreditation, was characterized by the 


« a genuine spiritual revival on campus begin- 
ning Feb. 17 

• largest graduating class to date 

• 38% increase in new student applications 

• 25% increase overall in fall registration (413 
against 328 the year before) 

• 18.5% fuUtime equivalent increase for first 
semester (based on actual experience first 

• largest gift income for any calendar year 
($687,000 as against $354,000 previous 

The chart shown above indicates both the 
source and use of 1970 income. 


Change: What are the ways in which Bryan can 
and should change without compromise or 
modification of its basic Christian commitment 
and what are the ways in which Bryan should 
not change in view of this commitment? 

Resources: How can the base of financial 
support for Bryan be enlarged, a development 
essential to the growth and improvement of the 

Enrollment: How can the growth in student 
population be accelerated to bring the college 
as soon as possible to a viable economic size? 

Faculty: How can the college more effectively 
recruit, maintain, and retain a faculty which is 
both academically capable and strong in Chris- 
tian commitment? 

Results: How can all these factors be translated 
into that educational and spiritual experience in 
the life of the total college community which 
meets the individual's need and is the effective 
answer to the rising secularism of the day? 

Goals For 1971 

Continuing on-campus development in the n 

finement of specific goals leading to moi 

effective management, better teaching an 

learning, and more fully committed Christia 


Efforts at greater involvement in the life of tli 

institution in appropriate ways of trustee 

alumni, and friends. 

Completion of the new dormitory now undt 

construction and its occupancy in Septembe 

Minimum enrollment increase of 10% to brin 

fuUtime equivalent enrollment to 400 or abov 

next fall. 

More intensive promotions of a program i 

deferred giving through a development office 

working specifically toward this objective. 

Specific financial goals of:* 

$70,000 to cover college participation i 

new dormitory 

Construction $60,00 

Furnishings 10,00 

Note: $1200 from 3 donors has been receive 
to date toward construction costs. 

• $150,000 in other plant gifts for a miscell; 
ny of necessary projects including cainpu 
roads and parking areas, renovation c 
ground floor in main building for studer 
union, faculty offices, permanent area fc 
Henning Biology Museum, relocation c 
tennis court, support for student project c 
"Save the Octagon," and other plant need 
of lesser financial scope but equally impoi 
tant for the activity served. 

• $200,000 in operating gift income, one-hal 
by June 30 to in.sure a balanced budget fo 
Fiscal '71. 

• Inclusion of endowment fund in overa 
fund raising efforts (Southern Associatio 
recommends $5,000,000 in 3-5 year; 
$550,000 at present) 

*No figure is included here for the Rudi 
Memorial Chapel project as a specific got 
awaits trustee action. 

Eugene '44 and Ernestine (llcalan) '44 
Rosenau are parlicipaling in llio Life in Christ 
Campaign I'or tlicii conntry of Contra! African 
Repnlilic. In llicir print sliop in Silnit they liave 
printed tliousands of tracts and l)ooklcts and 
28,000 hymn bootcs were completed lliis fall. 
Their family report includes, Anna Kay who is 
studying the Dutch language along with her 
husband, John, in Holland; Douglas is at 
D;illas Seminary for the second year; and 
Vernon was inducted into the Army last fall. 

Bruce '47 and VVilma 
(Walker) x"49 Rcsenau 
hope to return to Central 
African Repulilic in Feb- 
ruary in order to be there 
for the opening of Bible 
School on March 1. Their 
daughter, Judith, will re- 
main in Greenville, S. C. 

George '49 and Ruth 
Ann (Adams) .\"5 1 Cone of 
Central African Republic are on furlough with 
Kipling, Calla, and Karrisse in the St. 
Petersburg, Florida area. Kim and Camille will 
complete their school year in Africa and join 
the family in June. Kim, who will graduate 
from high school this year, is considering Bryan 
ne.xt fall 

Nell Pearson '49 returned in December from 
Austria for furlough, coming a few months 
early because her father was injured and her 
stepmother was killed in an auto accident in 
Sept. She will be available for deputation in the 
spring from her home address in Reagan, Texas, 

Jean Pulkin '49 has resigned from the 
Central American Mission as of Nov. 1. 1970, 
not being physically able to work in the 
isolated places of Central America. She is 
serving as a community health nurse and has 
many opportunities to witness for Christ in 
Wichita, Kansas, where she is making her home. 
Gordon and Thelnia (.Andrews) '52 Svelmoe 
have just completed the translation of the 
Gospel of Matthew in Mansaka, a tribe in the 
Philippines. Mark, .'\cts, and John have alread\' 
been printed and are being distributed. Mansaka 
believers are helping them with the translation 
work and the teaching in the church. 

Jack Lacey '52 has returned from Africa 
with his family to the States and is making his 
home in Waterloo. Iowa. His schedule calls for a 
visit to llorida in February, Emmaus Bible 
School in March, and, as the Lord enables, a 
six-week visit to Kigali in April. 

Edward '46 and Eileen (Goodman) '46 
Miller are surrounded by their children, Carol 
(right) and her husband, Larry Howard, 
Jeannctte at Grace College, Eddie Jr., (center) 
senior in liigh school, and Stanley, a high school 
sophomore. The family is residing in Winona 
Lake, Ind., during their furlough from Brazil 
where they serve under the Foreign Missionary 
Society of the Grace Brethren Oiurch. Ed 
visited the campus in January on a trip to 
Florida for ministry. 

Sterling x'51 and Nita (King) x'50 Theobald 
are assisting in teaching at the Missionary 
Training Institute of New Tribes Mission in 
Durham, Ontario, Canada, after a period of 
service in medical practice at Camdenton, 
Missouri. Last summer Nita Mae and their 
daughter Cheryl took a trip to Europe spon- 
sored by a friend, and were accompanied also 
by Nita's parents, the Kings, and two of 
Cheryl's high school friends. They visited eight 
countries. Cheryl has now entered nurses' train- 
ing. Ruth, Paul, and Mary are in grades 12, 11, 
and 9. 

Ronald Meznar '5 2 shared in the graduation 
of eleven seniors in the eleventh class of the 
Seminary and Bible Institute in Sao Paulo, 
Brazil. Mr. Meznar has taught in it since its 
second year. The oldest Mezn;ir daughter, Jill, 
has applied to Bryan College for next fall. 

Dale '54 and Martha (Sheffield) '55 Payne 
took their son Mark to Iquitos, Peru, to the 
Emmanuel Baptist .Academy in .August. Three 
days after returning they set out for Manaus. 
Brazil, nearly 1,000 miles from their station, to 
file a new identification card with the Brazilian 
government. In September another trip was 
necessary to attend the field council meeting to 
make plans for camp in January. In October a 
harvest of 15 professions of faith were made in 
Santo Antonio. 

Charles '56 Willoughby reports 14 girls and 
32 fellows in their Bible Institute in Ocana, 
Colombia. Charlotte (sp. "56) is housemother 
and counsellor for the girls and also a teacher. 
The first annual TEAM missionary conference 

for Colombia as a separate field was scheduled 
for Dec. 1-3 and a spiritual retreat (or pastors 
and missionaries on Jan. 4-7, 1971. They have 
four children in school in Rubio and just Sieve 
at home. 

RachacI O'.Mcra '58 in Alaska is helping lo 
use hammer and saw to build a Iwo-slory house 
lor an elderly Cliristian couple who live five 
miles from her. Her ministry includes a tape 
library and Bible study classes including Sunday 

Sandy Cue '55 has completed the basic 
translation of the book of Mark into the dialect 
of Waica for this Indian tribe in Brazil. Her 
translation will be corrected by informants and 
missionaries and improved where possible. She 
plans next to work on an abridgement of 
Genesis to provide background for future trans- 

Bill and Verena (Bender) '55 Hekman arc 
now stationed in Indonesia to strengthen the 
evangelization program. Tliey work with an 
active youth group in Djakarta which meets one 
week for fellowship and inspiration and the 
following week to distribute Gospels and tracts 
on the crowded streets of the city. In December 
they held meetings in Surabaja. the second 
largest city of Indonesia. Their ministry in- 
cludes showing Moody Films in prisons, 
schools, and to armed forces, also newspaper 
and magazine evangelism throughout Indonesia 
and follow up on correspondence courses. 

Jim x"56 and Barbara Pitts are grateful for 
the miracle of their continuing in .Azrou. 
Morocco, with their 30 children at Children's 
Haven. Another miracle is the provision of a 
qualified Arabic teacher who is a (Thristian lo 
restore their school program this year. Their 
OW'U four children are doing well at school and 
in music, including Melodce who has rejoined 
them after being separated for 9 months in a 
special school in the States. 

David '5 7 and Kay (Temple) '55 Henry 
returned to Fairbanks. .Alaska, with their four 
children, by way of the Alcan Higliway. arriving 
on Sept. 13, two weeks late for school. Dave 
was elected base manager for the W ycliffe Base 
in Fairbanks and also asked to serve on the 
executive committee for the North .America 
Branch of Wycliffe \\ ork. 

Nancy .Akins "6 1 is on furlough from teach- 
ing in Mexico and worked this summer with 
Child Evangelism in the Carolina .Mountains. 
She is working on a master's degree while living 
at home in .Asheville. 

David '63 and Phyllis sp. "64 AMiitney are in 
the second year of their second term at Trans 
World Radio ministry in Bonaire. TTiey sing 
together in Portuguese as well as Enghsh. 
Phyllis also uses her flute as instrumental 
background. Dave spends most of his time 

writing, besides directing certain English pro- 
grams and some announcing. Trans World 
Radio is now promoting a Seminary Extension 
program to train Bible school students in their 
home areas as a follow up of correspondence 

Jane Renee Parvin, 
daughter of Earl and 
A I da (Williams) '52 
Parvin displays her 
Bryan loyalty at 8 
weeks at her home in 
Beckley, W. Va., where 
her parents teach at 
Appalachian Bible In- 
stitute. Jane was born 
in September. 
Don '66 and Beatrice (Pendleton) '66 Crane 
are serving with Missionary Internship in 
Farmington. Mich. In preparation for Bible 
school work in Portugal, Don is teaching at 
Detroit Bible College, teaching a Sunday School 
class, and preaching on Sundays, besides attend- 
ing MI classes. Bea has a home Bible study class 
and cares for their new son, Danny, born on 
July 30, as well as Eric, 2, and Stephanie 3. 
They are appointees of Greater Europe Mission. 
Kurt '68 and Marsha (Ramsey) '67 Dibble 
are now serving with the City Mission of 
Niagara Falls, New York, in co-operation with 
New York State Department-Division for 

Bud '68 and Helen Cathey are located in 
Jimma, Kaffa, Ethiopia, after finishing language 
school in Addis. They are teaching at Grace 
Bible Institute under SIM. Bud teaches homi- 
letics, hermeneutics. Old Testament, music and 
gym, and Helen teaches English and piano. 
They also have charge of the Sunday school and 
a part in the Youth Center downtown. They 
live several miles from Jimma on top of a green 
hill with mountains in view, a river full of 
hippopotamuses ten minutes away, monkeys 
and hyenas nearby, and a yard which includes a 
strawberry patch, besides lemon, lime, orange, 
and banana trees. 

Faith Isbell '69, serving at Hoa Khanh 
Children's Hospital of the World Rehef Com- 
mission in Vietnam, recently came safely 
through a typhoon evacuation. She describes 
Christian service in a war-torn land: "I have 
seen . . . people actually buying garbage (from a 
Vietnamese-operated agency which contracts to 
haul garbage from U.S. bases), a hospital so 
crowded they had two patients in the same cast 
(honest!); Marines coming out of anesthesia, 
realizing they have lost legs or arms, crying 
silent tears and not e.xpecting an answer to their 
Vhy?'; a four-pound, three-month-old baby: a 
VC attack on a village which completely de- 
molished the homes and the lives of all but 50 
villagers ..." A companion nurse had the 
privilege of leading a fellow nurse to the Lord 
and now they study the Bible together and 
attend church as regularly as their demanding 
hospital schedule permits. 


Adam Rager '47 is pastor of the Grace 
Brethren Church in Sanford, N. C, following 
several years in Oregon and California pastor- 

David L. Marsteller '51, pastor of the 
Calvary Baptist Church in Sandusky, Ohio, 
presided at the dedication ceremonies on Sun- 

day, January 17, for the new church sanctuary 
and educational faciUties. 

Donald L. Reed '63, minister of education 
at Central Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, S. D., 
was ordained to the Christian ministry on 
Sunday, Nov. 29, 1970. Following his gradua- 
tion at Bryan, Don completed a major in 
Christian education at Dallas Theological Sem- 
inary for the master of theology degree. He also 
took some work towards a master's degree in 
psychology at North Texas State University. 
His wife is the former Rachel Paulson '63. They 
have two children: Rodney, iVz and Michelle, 2. 


Mrs. Beatrice Shelby '66 is working with the 
Children's Welfare Division of Bradley County 
Welfare Department at Cleveland, Tenn. 

David Marsh, age 
2, son of Robert '64 
and Marlene 
(Schaiper) '65 
^ Marsh, wears his 
Bryan shirt while 
taking a ride near his 
home in Winona 
Lake, Ind. He hopes 
his baby sister, Anne 
Marie, will soon be 
big enough to play 
- with him. 



Ory Perdue '58 was awarded the Doctorate 
in Education by the University of Tennessee in 
December. He and his wife continue to plan for 
foreign missionary service, having in mind the 
Philippines. They are currently living in Oak 
Ridge, Tenn., where Dr. Perdue is pastor of the 
Oak Ridge Bible Church. 

James Mathisen '64 has been appointed 
assistant editor for Moody Press with special 
emphasis on textbooks. Prior to coming to 
Bryan, he attended the University of Wisconsin 
and Wisconsin State University and was 
graduated with honors from the Grand Rapids 
School of Bible. When he left Dayton, he 
returned to Grand Rapids as an instructor of 
Biblical studies and communications for four 
years. In 1968-69 he undertook a M.A. program 
in Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate 
School, which he completed with honors. He 
then served as a special instructor in Biblical 
studies at Moody Bible Institute while taking 
additional work at Wheaton. He attended 
Regent College, University of British Columbia 
during the summer of 1970. His wife is the 
Resident Director of a women's resident hall On 
Wheaton College campus. 

Jesse Pincus '68 received the master of 
education degree in administration in Dec. 
1970. He is working with Dr. Cambron at the 
Seaside Mission and is a corrective reading 
teacher with the public school system in Miami. 
He indicates he has had many witnessing 
opportunities through these contacts. 

Four Bryan graduates listed with the new 
students at Dallas Theological Seminary in 
September were: Randall Bell '70, Stephen 

Harthan '70,Ronald F. Neely '68, and Gerald 
Wylie '70. Other Bryanites continuing their 
study at Dallas include: Eugene Bengtson '55, 
i Wayne Brooks '67, Robert Kaatz x'67, John 
Stone '67. Paul Timblin '68. 

Allen Mawhinney '68 of Levittown, Pa., has 

returned to Westminster Theological Seminary 
for the third year, accompanied by his wife, the 
former C^ol Otteson x'69. 

Catherine Lee Fung '68 is working for an 
advanced degree in education at the University 
of Pennsylvania and also gives private piano 
lessons in her home, while her husband Daniel 
is a professor in the field of micro-biology. 


Glenn Klamm '40 is teaching Bible for 7th 
through 10th grades at the Lynchburg Christian 
Academy, sponsored by the Thomas Road 
Baptist Church, of which Dr. Jerry Fallwell is 
pastor. There are 400 students this year and 
plans to expand next year to include 11th and 
12th grades. 

Ruth Ella (Williams) '48 Johnson recently 
received her teaching certificate in Pennsylvania 
and has now joined the role of full time 
teachers with a fifth grade in the Mt. Pleasant 
school system in the town of Norvelt, Pa. 

Ernest '52 and Margaiete (Friedrich) '52 

Schwenk moved back to Indiana in August 

\ from Athens, Tenn. Margarete is teaching 

second grade and Ernie is servicing typewriters 

and then will return to teaching. 

Larry O'Neil '66 is elementary principal in 
Grove City, Minn., and is still working on a 
specialist degree in school administration at 
Mankato State College. Elvera does some 
tutoring and has a Thursday morning ladies' 
Bible Class. The O'Neil family now includes 
Mitchell Kent bom on Nov. 1, 1969. 

Clarice McCarthy '70 is teaching this fall 
and studying part time at North Te.xas State 
University, Denton, Tx., working on her mas- 
ter's degree. 


Don '69 and Shirley '69 Emerson are in 
Dauchau, Germany, in southern Batavia about 
17 kilometers from Munich. A chaplain who 
really loves the Lord directs the services at their 
base, where Don is song leader, and Don and 
Shirley each have a Sunday school class and 
jointly direct the youth group. They recently 
visited Maranatha Bible Camp near Bad Tolz 
which is operated by Donald '53 and Joy Ann 
(Conlan) x'54 Walker. Don plays basketball on 
a German team, the Dachau city league, which 
helps establish friendship with German people. 

Harvey Senfer x'68 is a Ueutenant in the 
USMC, who has been serving in Okinawa and 
expected an assignment to Vietnam early this 
year. Gregg Senter x'70 is a sergeant in USAF 
at Nellis AFB in Nevada. 

Airman Carvis D. Chappell '70 and Airman 
Stanley Hopkins x'73 graduated from Lackland 
AFB, Texas on October 30, 1970. 

Airman Craig Wilson x'72 took Basic Train- 
ing at Lackland AFB, Texas, and he was due to 
graduate around December 1, 1970. 

K A in II 



To Bill :iikI Verciiii (Heiuler) '55 llekman a 
(laiiglilcr Kristi Y;H)li, on August 31 in 
DjaikaUi, Irulonesia, where llicy arc now sla- 
lioned under TliAM. 

lo Ralph x'Sy and Nola (.lalinkc) '5K Luia 
a daughter, Anne .ludilh, born December Id, in 
Soulli Holland, III., and welcomed also by 
brother I iniothy, age 6 years. 

To Paul and Rebckali (Bollnian) '63 Marcy a 
.son, David Loe, on November 9 in Whealon, 
III,, where the Marcys spent an emergency 
furlough. They also have a son, Tiinniy. They 
plan to return to Central .America in Tebruary, 
going to Costa Rica lor language school. 

To Leslie '64 and Betli (Billey) '65 Cox a 
daughter, Lesley .lanelle, on .lanuary I I at 
Alliens, Tenn. 

To Donald '66 and Beatrice (l'endle(on) '66 
Crane a son, Daniel .Alien on .luly 3(1, in 
Detroit, Mich. 

To Kark E. Ill '6X and Carol (llicklin) '66 
Keefer a son, Phillip Andrew, on Sept. 25 at 
Charlotte, N. C. 

To Bruce and Linda (Fulnier) n'66 
lngebrct.sen a second son, Eric Linden, on 
November 12, at Jackson, Miss. Douglas i.s two. 

To Frederick and 
Susan (Cockiell) '67 
Caverly a son. Christian 
Frederick on June 26, 
in Endicott, N. Y. |^ 

To Tom '63 and ^ 

Arlene (Busch) \'65 if. 

B e a I a d a u g li t c r , ^ i 

Jennifer, on December • » 

10. Brothers are Todd and Jeffrey. 

To Robert '56 and Elizabeth Young, their 
third child, Robert Elmer, born November 30, 
at Chicago, 111. Other children are Burt 9. and 
Jo Ann 6. 



Jack Dale Ogden '65 to Gail Bieslin Jacobo 
on February 20 at Hickam .Air Force Base in 
Honolulu, Hawaii. Jack is a captain with the US 
Air Force. 

Gerald L. Walter '65 shares the news that he 
has been happily married to Louise since July 
21, 1969. They ;ire living in St. Michaels, Md. 

Lowell Balman '68 to Beth Green on June 
13, 1970 in Wheaton. 111. Lowell is teaching in 
an elementary school in Glen Ellyn, 111. 

Esther Ruth Hulbert \'72 to Cameron Ray 
Arensen on December 18 in the Immanuel 
Bible Church at Bellingliani, Washington. 

Construction progresses on the women's dormi- 
tory to be occupied in September. 

Jelfery Scott Johnson and Ruth Mane 
Kochenderfcr '69 at (.alvary Baptist Church in 
Bradenlon, I'la. in August. The couple is living 
in /ephyrliills and teaching in Pasco County 
school syslem. 

Mary Ruth C(jlvjn .x'?!) and Don l.ce 
Holmes on December 6 at the Ogden HaplisI 
Church near Dayton. Don is manager of the 
M&J grocery in Dayton; Mary Ruth is cm- 
ployed at First lederal. 

John Timothy Margenc '70 to Vickie Lynn 
Rowsey '70 on December 21 at the Central 
Bible Church in St. Petersburg, lla. 

John Reese '70 lo Dianne Miller on 
December 26 at the Ciiristian and Missionary 
Alliance Church in Crooked C'rook, Pa. 

Philip Jepson '70 lo Maye llaycs '71 in the 
Bryan College Chapel on December 18. Phil is 
teaching this year at Rockwood High School 
while Maye completes her senior year at Bryan. 

Lanny Lee O'llail ,\'72 to Sandra Carol 
Barnes on January 2, at the First Alliance 
Cliuich in Manstleld, Ohio. Lanny is a student 
at the Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, III. 

Paul Thomas Baker to Kathcrine Elizabeth 

.MtWilliamA x'72 on November 28 al Ihc f-if4t 
Baptist Church of I'ckin, III. ITlc couple arc 
residing in Grand Rapidft. Mich., where Paul h 
attending firand Rapido School of Bible and 

William B. F-rccman x'f)9 to Su»an Arlcnc 
Mofter x'7l on January 30 at the Christian and 
Missionary Alliance Church in Orrvillc, Ohio. 
I he Ireemans are living in Columbu*, Ga., 
where Bill is stationed with the U.S. Air Force. 

William Britt and Jean BIrHjnl '69 on Aug. 
28 at Uerachah Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. 
Bill is now In his fourth and finai year al 
Toronto Baptist Seminary and cxpctl* lo 
receive the B. Hi. in April. Then Ihcy plan lo 
move lo St. Paris, Ohio, where Bill ha\ attept' •! 
Ihc pastorate of .Millcrslown 


Marcia Broughton ,\'73 of Irving, Texas, 
who spent one year at Bryan, was killed Nov. 
17, 1970, in an auto accident on her way lo 
.school at North Texas State College. 


VOL. 4, NO. 1 

Creating and 
Conserving the 
Moderate Estate 

Most estate planning counsel seems to 
be directed toward those who have large 
estates; whereas, by far the greater num- 
ber of estates are moderate or small. Most 
large estates are the fruit of estate plan- 
ning in previous generations, because few 
large estates are amassed in a single 

The accumulation of a small to mod- 
erate estate, however, is often the result 
of frugal living and careful planning with- 
in a single generation. Large estates unless 
dissipated through carelessness or reck- 
lessness tend to grow somewhat by 
natural momentum. Estates beginning 
from "scratch," without the benefit of 
inheritance from previous generations will 
more likely be the result of hard work, 
frugahty, and careful planning. The plan- 
ning process, therefore, for a small to 
moderate estate begins with tecliniques of 


creating the estate rather than with the 
problems of distribution. 


As a Christian institution. Bryan Col- 
lege has always been supported largely by 
those who have been generally more 
concerned with laying up treasures above 
rather than on earth. Choosing to give in 
life rather than in death, the Bryan 
constituency has seemingly never had a 
strong will or estate consciousness. 

The growing comple.xity of the society 
in wliich we hve, however, requires more 
and more sophisticated planning. Things 
just don't happen. They must be planned. 

Those who feel that Bryan College is 
worthy of their life-time support should 
also consider what will happen after their 
death to the college and its program of 
providing quality Christian education 
within the reach of every Christian young 
person who desires a Christian education. 
Ver>' few people among a constituency 
such as Bryan's will not have at least a 
small estate to distribute. However, man 
will be involved first in creatine that 

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estate. Most estate planning counsel deals 
primarily with the distribution of the 
estate, which may be proper in the case 
of large estates. But those who are in the 
small to moderate estate category often 
need more help in creating and conserving 
the estate. This counsel may be even 
more needful for those who choose to 
maintain a generous plan of giving during 
their lifetime. Therefore, we are devoting 
the rest of this issue of the "Stewardship 
Planner" and perhaps some succeeding 
issues to the techniques which may be 
employed to help create and conserve an 


In view of the uncertainty of life, 
however, the wise planner will give some 
thought to his distribution plans even 
before he may have much of an estate to 
distribute. Time has a way of slipping up 
on us. Many are taken unawares with 
their plans yet unformulated, always 
thinking that the estate is not large 
enough to be concerned yet with its 
distribution. Every estate plan should be 
reviewed periodically and updated in ac- 
cordance with changing conditions. The 
problem is generally complacency con- 
cerning the small or moderate estate 
during the time it is building. 

Management of the estate during 
lifetime means insulating the estate from 
untoward invasion, as well as establisliin" 

management and property ownersliip 
plans that are designed to prevent dilu- 
tion of the estate and to assure the 
prudent build-up of wealth. It must be 
kept in mind that the principal purpose in 
creating an estate is to provide adequately 
for unforeseen eventualities in later years, 
not primarily to pass something on to the 
next generation. Protecting the estate 
from early invasion and shrinkage is 
simply protecting the provision for un- 
concerned later years. The problem of 
distribution only comes into focus when 
the decision has to be made as to what to 
do with the remaining estate should it not 
be necessary to use it all for emergencies 
or ordinary maintenance during the de- 
clining years. 


Insulating the estate against potential 
loss or liabiUty is quite important. Cas- 
ualty or carelessness can wipe out a small 
or moderate estate and the early dissipa- 
tion of an estate may cause considerable 
concern and anxiety in the latter years. 
Consideration should be given to transfers 
of property, incorporation of a business, 
and, of course, casualty and liability 
insurance. The level of insurance coverage 
needed should be carefully calculated. 
This will vary under different conditions 
and circumstances at different times and 
usually requires greater coverage at the 


A gift annuity provides an immediate GIFT 

for tf)e rest of your life. (^ ) 


You can start with as little as $100 or convert a large part^^_^j 
^^^ of your estate to a lifetime annuity. ^ 

"N An immediate tax deduction is allowed for the gift 
^r^ portion of the annuity, the annual payments 
^^^^ are largely tax-free, 

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beginning of the estate building process 
than at the end, so that generally in- 
surance coverage may be planned to taper 
off as the estate grows. 

Sickness and disability can create 
extraordinary financial demands. As a 
matter of fact, the likelihood of perma- 
nent or long-term loss of income is not 
substantial, but you should keep the 
possibihty in mind. Health and accident 
insurance, major medical coverage, and 
disability insurance serve to insulate the 
estate. In determining what is needed, 
you should consider employment benefits 
and wage continuation plans, unemploy- 
ment and workmen's compensation, and 
the income potential of the non-disabled 

During the years while building the 
estate, one of the chief concerns, of 
course, is provision for the wife and 
cliildren should the breadwinner be 
taken. The simphest and perhaps best 
way to provide an immediate potential 
estate is through life insurance. However, 
the insurance plan should be tailored to 
the individual needs. Though these needs 
undergo constant change, there are flex- 
ible plans that will provide considerable 
relief from anxiety during those years 
while the estate is building. Return the 
coupon on the preceding page for a copy 

This information bulletin is published 
quarterly as an addendum to the 
NEWSETTE to provide friends of Bryan 
College with information that will as- 
sist them in their Christian stewardship. 
This section is perforated so that it 
may be easily detached and kept for 
future reference to information on es- 
tate planning, tax changes, and many 
other topics related to Christian giving. 

Neither the author nor the publisher 
of this publication is engaged in ren- 
dering legal or tax advisory service. 
For advice and assistance in specific 
cases, the services of an attorney or 
other professional person should be 
obtained. The purpose of this publi- 
cation is to provide accurate and au- 
thoritative information of a general 
character only. Watch for tax revisions. 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Robert E. Sheddan Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

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Volume XXXVII 

April-May-June 1971 

Number 4 



Marvin L. Keener of West Chicago, 111., 
has been appointed director of develop- 
ment. Mr. Keener was formerly president 
of Keener Marketing and Public Rela- 
tions, which served several companies in 
advertising and public relations. Prior to 
that he was regional manager for Chris- 
tian Life Publications, Wheaton, 111. He 
has worked also at the Chicago Associa- 
tion of Commerce and Industry and has 
been a life insurance agent. Mrs. Keener 
and their five children will move to 
Dayton shortly to join Mr. Keener. 

In his new position, Mr. Keener is 
filling vacancies in the development office 
created by the withdrawal from the staff 
of Edward Steele who now operates Word 
Systems, Inc., and serves the College in 
the area of its printing needs, and by the 
death of Col. Francis J. Goatley in 
January this year. 

Heading the list of achievements 
among continuing faculty is thai of 
Richard M. Cornelius, chairman of the 
division of literature and modern lan- 
guage, who received the Ph.D. in English 
from the University of Tennessee al 
Knoxvillc, March 17. The title of his 
dissertation was Christopher Marlowe's 
Use of the Bible. 

New faculty appointments completed 
to date include the following: 

Richard D. Barnhart, Everett, Wash., 
associate professor of mathematics; B. S. 
degree, Whitworth College; and M. S., 
University of Idaho, where he is a candi- 
date for the doctor's degree. 

Dale A. Carter, Chattanooga, Tenn., 
associate professor and chairman of the 
division of education and psychology; 
B.A. degree Tennessee Temple College; 
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; 
and Ed.D., University of Tennessee. Dr. 
Carter replaces Dr. Daniel Rosenberger, 
who has been at Bryan for the past two 
years after having retired from New York 
schools in 1969. Dr. Rosenberger is mov- 
ing to Florida where he will be associated 
with Clearwater Christian College. 

L. Donald Hill, Dayton, who returns 
to the Bryan faculty after an absence of 
five years, as registrar and assistant pro- 
fessor of education; B.A., Trevecca Col- 
lege; M. A., Peabody College; and graduate 
work at the University of Tennessee in 
higher education. After having taught at 
Bryan 1959-66, Mr. Hill left his teaching 
position to run for the office of Rliea 
County superintendent of education, to 
which he was elected in 1 966 ; in 1 969 , he 
resigned that post to accept the position 
of dean of continuing education at 
Cleveland State Community College. 

As registrar, Mr. Hill will replace Miss 
Louise Lason, who has been associated 
with the registrar's office for the past 
eleven years, the last five years as full 
registrar; Miss Lason's plans are incom- 
plete but include possible graduate work 
in English. 

Robert L. Mounts, Seminary. Miss., 
associate professor of philosophy and 
psychology; B.A. degree. Tennessee 
Temple College; M.A.. Bob Jones Univer- 

sity; and Ed.S. and Ed.D., New Orleans 
Baptist Theological Seminary. He is pres- 
ently serving on the faculty of Reformed 
Theological Seminary, Jackson. Miss.; at 
Bryan he will replace Dr. R. Allan Killen, 
professor of philosophy at Bryan, who 
has accepted a post al Reformed Semi- 

Joseph Overholt, Uniontown, Ohio, 
assistant professor of modern languages; 
B.S. and M.A. degrees. Kent (0.) State 
University; additional graduate work at 
Heidelberg University and Western Re- 
serve University. Mr. Overholt will com- 
bine in one position the teaching of 
(Continued on Page 3j 

Continued Enrollment Growth 

Pre-registration tallies recenils coir.- 
pleted for 1971 fall enrollment indicate 
that at least 250 students plan to con- 
tinue as full-time students, and new appli- 
cations combine for a total prospect at 
this date of 415 as compared to last fall's 
final enrollment of 413. Additional new 
applicants and part-time students from 
the community offer the Ukelihood for a 
substantial increase for the fall, support- 
ing Bryan's growth trend since its accred- 
itation nearly two years ago. 

During March and April over 260 
visitors came to the campus. These in- 
cluded representatives from seven 
churches in Michigan, one in Charles- 
town. W. Va., and one in .Arena. Wis. Two 
choral groups, the .\ppalachian Bible In- 
stitute ensemble of Bradley. W. Va.. and 
the Young Foundation Singers, of High- 
land, Ind.. also included a number of 
student prospects for Brjan. 

Class of 1971 

LAiipcl, Anulo, I'ikrvlllr, Iciiri., hUriiicnlarv 

2. IJUIK', Cluirk's, !<()( kwooil, I I'lin., Hio/of;}' II 
3.Bull;ir(l, Ityriin, I ii-nlon, (ki., l./in/ixli 
4.Biirkcr, Kulpli, Wyiincl, III., Clirixliriii Educa- 
5.Bic'lu-r, Lindu, Miisi^iliiK', Iowa, /;V),t,'//,s7( 
6.Blaki', Connk', Slravvbcrry I'lairis, 'Icnii., 

Eh I lie 1 1 Iciiy luJiicti lion 
V.Uroiighlon, Belli, Sockly, li-iin., HIciiieiilary 

H.BoynlDii, Maxim-, Pikcvillc, K'lin., 

FJviiu'iiliirv lulucalioii 
9. Boynliiii, Janios, I'lkcvillo, It'iin., Elciiicii- 

lary Education 
lO.Biowii, Margaix'l, Kisrmi, Kenya, Wcsl 

Africa, Eiii^lisli 
I 1. Campbell, Alice, I'ikoville, ■|eiiii.. Elemen- 
tary Education 
12. Carlson, Robcrl, Colcraine, Minn., Eleiiien- 

tarv Education 
I 3. Cook, John, SI. I'eler.sbnrg, Ma., B/We 
H.Cortler, Richard, Highland. Ind.. Christian 

15. Crooks, William, lllkridgc, Md., History 
16. Daigncaiill, Vkilcl, Meadow's Bridge, W. 

Va., Elementary Education 
17.Daigncanll, Liicien, Wallacebnrg, Onlario, 

Canada, Elementary Education 
IS.Deakins, William. PIkeville, Tcnn.. Elemen- 
tary Education 
19.DeGroot, Marsha, Warner Robins, Ga.. Ele- 

mentarv Education 
20. Dollar,' Alan, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,5//)/c 
21.Estabrook, Cheryl, Mnseatinc, Iowa, Ele- 

inentarv Education 
22. Gibson, Dale, Cloverdale. Va., History 
23.Goatley, Jeanine, Dayton, Tenn., Mathe- 

24. Hakes, Mary Helen, Glen Burnie, UA., Music 

25. Hamilton, Gail, Greenhurst, N. Y., Elemen- 
tary Education 

26.Haywaid, Paul, Wheaton, 111., Mathematics 
27. Bight, Steven, Buckeye, Ariz., Historv 
2iS. Hill, Terry, Winfield, III.. History 

29. Hippie, George, Honesdale, Pa., Mathc- 

30. Hogan, Rebecca, Berryville, Va., Histoiy 
31.Holleinan, Betty, Hampton, Va., Elemcn- 

tarv Education 

32.Ho'rton, Phillip, Spartanburg, S. C. Chem- 
istry II 

33.Hoskovec, Rila. Golden, Col., English 

34.Housley, Mary Ellen, Dayton, Tcnn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

35..Ienkins, .ludy, Niota, Tenn., Music Educa- 

36.Jepson, Maye, Central, S. C, Elementary 

37..1ohnson, Patricia, Miami, Fla.. Elementary 

38. Judy, Twyla, Witter, Ark., Elementary Ed- 

39.Kiser, Charlene, Knowille. Tenn., C/;ns/ifl» 
Education Joel. McClure, 111., Greek and Math- 

41. Le. Dao, Vietn.ini, Mutluinalics 

42.Lilley, John, Lini\crsil\ C'it\, Mo.. History 

43. Lindh, James, Gra\ s Lake, 111.. Music Educa- 

44. Looniis. Diane. Sweetwater, Tenn., Eleinen- 
larv I'ducation 

45. Mace. Keith, New Middletown. Ohio, Ele- 
mentary Education 

4(1. McCready, Dudley, Lusby, Md., Business 

47.McKa\. IViuglas. Wilniinglon. \M.,Bihle 
4>i \k Donald, Marsha. Mononuahela. Pa,. Music 


4').Mcbcig. Ted, Orlando, Fla., Elementary 

51), Miller, (iurney. CDJuiiibia, S. C, Music 

SI.MIlcirull, Phyllis, Knoxvillc, Tcnn., /j'/cwien- 

tary Education 

52.Miillins, liillic. Swords (ruck, Va., Eleinen- 
tarv luJuiation 

5.1. Miirpliey, Kalhleen. Palaline. Ill,, Elemen- 
tary Education 

54.Newkirk, Carolyn, Sriielhporl. Pa.. Elcnien- 
tarv lulueation 

55.Newkirk, Richard, Heaver Dams. N. Y., 
Elemcntarv Education 

56. Page, Chrisline, llunlsville. Ala., liusincss 

57. Papen, James, Salem, Wis., liihtc 

5K.Pallersiui, Patricia, Grove City, Va.. Elemen- 
tary Education 

59.Pearman, Joel, llarriman, Tenn., History 

60.1'lckel(, Dcl)orah, Sale Creek, Tcnn!, El- 
ementary Education 
I 6 1. Purser, Sue, Dayton, Tenn., Elementary 

62.Roberl.s, Dawn, llarriman, Tenn., Mathe- 

63. Roddy, Stephen, Wyoming. Ohio, Elemcn- 
tarv Education 

64. .Sailer*, Miriam, Lasl I'oinl. (ia.. Mathc- 

6S.Schucx<ilcr, Helen. Ea«l Ruiherford, N. J„ 

Elementary Eduralhii 
66.Sliul(li)n. I.lainc. Minneapolis, Minn.. BIhle 
67. Shelley. Uryan. Aslieville. N, C.EnKlhh 
6«, Snyder, Mary Ann, Akron, Ohio. A/if/d/j 
69,Slevens, Lynne. Memphis, lenn.. Mutic 

70. Summers. Laurel, Clearfield, Pa., Elemen- 
tary Educaliim 
♦ 7I.SwaHi)rd. Lorene Hughes. Pikevillc. Tcnn,. 
Elementary EJucalhn 
72.Talberl, Howard, I'erry. Mkh.,aiolf/gy 1/ 
73.rerwilligcr. Carol. Angelica. N. Y., kicmen- 
tary Education 
*74. Thcrrell. Iluheria, I'ikeville. lenn.. Elemen- 
tary Education 
75.Triplell, Judy. St. Petersburg, V\a., Elemen- 
tary Education 
♦76. Tyler. Lli/abeth, Daylon, Tenn., Elemen- 
tary Education 
77.Varga. Georgia, Sully, Iowa, Elementary 

78.Wlkoff, lircnda. Cincinnati, Ohio, £nj;/({/> 
*Not pictured 

Summer Outreach Is Object of Five Programs 

Five stiiiimer prugiam;> sponsoicd by 
the College provide opporliinily for study 
and service by menibers of the college 
community. Two of these programs arc 
on campus and three are off campus; one 
in each category is a study program. 

The two study programs are the 
ten-week summer school on campus and a 
European study tour coincident with the 
second term of summer school. 

The summer school of two five-week 
terms scheduled June 7 through August 
13 offers courses in psychology, teacher 
education, Bible, science, business, and 
freshman English. In addition, a non- 
credit course in reading and study skills, 
which has attracted considerable interest 
during the academic year, will be repeat- 
ed this summer with Glenn Liebig, assist- 
ant professor of modern languages, as 

European Study Tour 

The European Study Tour, which 
begins July 12, will be lead by Dr. John 
B. Bartlett, academic dean. A student 
may earn six semester hours of credit in 
world literature and fine arts during this 
31 -day tour of seven European countries. 
Thirty-three participants have registered 
to date. Only a few reservations remain: 
anyone who is interested should contact 
Dr. Bartlett immcdiateh'. 

Musical Messengers 

A male quartet and a soprano soloist 
along with their accompanist will tour 
fourteen states this summer in the inter- 
est of student recruitment and to give a 
Christian witness in, music. The itinerary 
of this group appears elsewhere. Inter- 
ested friends are invited to write Miss 
Rebecca Peck, Alumni E.xecutive Secre- 
tary, about any of the open dates. 
Summer Bible Conference 

A pleasant oxpcnence which has be- 
coiue a part of the on-campus activity is 

llic ainiiial suimnei Biijic cDiiieitnce 
sponsored by the alumni association. Last 
year's conference attracted a daily attend- 
ance of some 150 and featured separate 
programs for adults and for children and 
young people. This year's conference is 
scheduled for July 24-30. Full details on 
this conference appear in the 
BRYANETTE section of this paper. This 
family style conference is designed for 
the Christian public with rates set to 
encourage family attendance. 

Summer Missions Program 
Twelve Bryan students, and possibly 
others, will participate in short-term mis- 
sionary work this summer in four coun- 
tries. Ten of these will be a part of the 
Operation Mobilization program for col- 
lege students working in France and 
Spain; one student will go to Germany to 
participate in Greater Europe Mission's 
Euro-Corps, and one-a military vet- 
eran—will go to Japan, where he was 
formerly stationed. 


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German and French, which have been 
taught in recent years b\' part-time in- 

Rebecca Van .Meeveren. Ft. 
Lauderdale. Fla.. assistant librarian with 
the rank of assistant professor; BA... Bob 
Jones University: B.S. in L.S.. Peabody 
College: further graduate work. Univer- 
sity of Clticago and University of 
Michigan. For Mrs. Van Meeveren tliis is 
also a return to Bryan where she was head 
librarian 1957-62. when her late husband. 
.Arthur Van Meeveren. was assistant pro- 
fessor of English. Mrs. Van Meeveren 
replaces Mrs. Peggy Rosenberger. who has 
served as assistant librarian on a pari-iime 
basis for two \ ears. 

Messengers Plan Itinerary to 14 Northern and Eastern States 

Messengers shown at rehearsal. Standing, left to 
right: Brent Ferguson, Brenda Wikoff, Rick 
Efird, John Main, and Alan Dollar. Seated: Mrs. 
John Bartlett, director. 


The Fine Arts Festival of April 25— 
May 2 provided an opportunity for the 
display of art works by both Bryan and 
community talent under the direction of 
Raymond L. Gage, Elk Grove, Calif., who 
has been artist in residence this year at 
Bryan. In the total of thirty-five artists, 
eighteen exhibitors were Bryan faculty 
and students and seventeen were from the 
local community. 

The third floor reading room of the 
Ironside Memorial Library was converted 
temporarily, as in past years, into an art 
gallery, opening Sunday afternoon to 
show one hundred works. Additional 
exhibits were displayed in the windows of 
twenty business establishments in Dayton 
and fifteen in Spring City. Twelve works 
of Mr. Gage appeared in the college 
exhibits, including a special display in the 
main lobby of the administration build- 

Other activities of the week included 
the showing of Ecce Homo: Behold, Tliis 
is Man. an award-winning film produced 
by Southern Baptist's Radio-Television 
Commission, which shows man as creator 
of the arts because God created him that 
way; performances by two vocal student 
groups, the Choralaires, directed by 
Virginia Seguine, Librarian, and the 
Madrigals, directed by J. James Greasby, 
chairman of the fine arts division; and an 
evening concert by the symphonic band, 
directed by William R. Boyd, assistant 
professor of music. 

The final production of the fine arts 
week was a Sunday afternoon choir con- 
cert on May 2 when Schubert's Mass in G 
was performed with the support of the 
string ensemble from Cadek Conservatory 
in Chattanooga. At this concert prizes 
were presented to artists who had the 
best displays in Dayton and Spring City, 
followed by a reception honoring all 
participating artists. 

Wednesday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. 

Augusta Street Presbyterian Church 

Greenville, South Carolina 
Thursday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. 

Faith Tabernacle 

Hendersonville, North Carolina 
Friday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. 

Denny Terrace Baptist Church 

Columbia, South Carolina 
Saturday, June 12 
Sunday, June 13, 11:00 a.m. 

South Dalton Baptist Church 

Dalton, Georgia- 
Sunday, June 13 
Monday p.m.— Friday a.m., June 14-18 

North Hills Presbyterian Church 

Salisbury, North Carolina 
Friday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. 

Guess Road Baptist Church 

Durham, North Carolina 
Saturday, June 19 
Sunday, June 20, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Sheets Memorial Baptist Church 

Lexington, North Carolina 
Sunday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. 

Westover Presbyterian Church 

Greensboro, North Carolina 
Monday, June 21 

Tidewater Youth for Christ 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 
Tuesday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. 

Temple Baptist Church 

Fredericksburg, Virginia 
Wednesday, June 23, 8:00 p.m. 

Temple Baptist Church 

Richmond, Virginia 
Thursday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. 

Grace Memorial Church 

Fredericksburg, Virginia 
Sunday a.m., Mon., Tue., June 27-29 

Calvary Presbyterian Church 

Norfolk, Virginia 
Sunday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. 

Glengariff Baptist Church 

Norfolk, Virginia 
Wednesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. 

Marvin Chapel Community Church 

Benyville, Virginia 
Thursday, July 1, 8:00 p.m. EDT 

Upperville Baptist Church 

Upperville, Virginia 
Friday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. 

Calvary Baptist Church 

Woodbridge, Virginia 
Saturday, July 3 
Sunday, July 4, 8:30 & 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Cherry dale Baptist Church 

Arlington, Virginia 
Sunday, July 4, 7:00 p.m. 

Newark Evangelical Presbyterian Church 

Newark, Delaware 
Tuesday, July 6, 7:30 p.m. 

Grace Fellowship Church 

Ephrata, Pennsylvania 
Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. 

Grace Brethren Church 

Hagerstown, Maryland 
Thursday, July 8 
Friday, July 9 
Saturday, July 10 
Sunday, July 11 
Sunday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. 

Gay Street Brethren Church 

Hagerstown, Maryland 
Tuesday, July 13 
Wednesday, July 14, 7:30 p,m. 

Emmanuel Congregational Church 

Egg Habor City, New Jersey 08215 
Thursday, July 15 
Friday, July 16 
Saturday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Mullica Hill, New Jersey 

Sunday, July 18, 11:00 a.m. 

Bethel Baptist Church 

Wilmington, Delaware 
Sunday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. 

New Ark Union Church 

Wilmington, Delaware 
Tuesday, July 20 
Wednesday, July 21 
Thursday, July 22, 8:00 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Bloomfield, New Jersey 
Friday, July 23 
Saturday, July 24, 8:00 p.m. 

New England Keswick Camp 

Monterey, Massachusetts 
Sunday, July 25, 11:00 a.m. 

East Chatham Methodist Church 

East Chatham, New York 
July 25-August 5 OPEN 
Friday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. 

Moreland Baptist Church 

Muncy, Pennsylvania 
Saturday, August 7 
Sunday, August 8, 9:30 a.m. 

First Brethren Church 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 
Sunday, August 8, 10:45 a.m. 

Riverside Brethren Church 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 
Sunday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. 

Mentor Road Bible Church 

Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 
Monday, August 9 
Tuesday, August 10 
Wednesday, August 11, 7:30 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Evans City, Pennsylvania 
Thursday, August 12 
Friday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. 

City Mission Teen Camp 

Grand Valley Ranch 

Rock Creek, Ohio 
Saturday, August 14 
Sunday, August 15, 10:30 a.m. 

Maranatha Bible Church 

Zanesville, Ohio 
Sunday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. 

Madisonville Christian Church 

Cincinnati, Ohio 
Tuesday, August 17 
Wednesday, August 18 

Literary Publication 

The first literary anthology in the 
history of Bryan College is being put out 
this year by members of the Enghsh 
Seminar class under the direction of Dr. 
Richard CorneBus. Covering the years 
1961-71, this collection of student writ- 
ing was compiled from entries in Bryan 
literary contests, articles in the Hilltopper 
and the Bryan Broadside, themes selected 
from the Freshman English theme vault 
by members of the English Department, 
and examples of student writing submit- 
ted by various faculty members. The 
anthology, entitled Dandilines, is eighty- 
eight pages long and includes poems, 
short stories, essays, and miscellaneous 
works on sacred and secular themes. 

Copies of this book are available at 
$1.50 each (postage paid); send orders in 
care of the English Department. 

i^fi j 


Roy Clark '52, paslor ol llic licllilolicm 
Baptist Church, of Cleveland. Ohio, will deliver 
a series of Bible studies on the theme. The 
Prophetic Scriptures and Israel Today. He 
recently completed a tour in Israel and has hcen 
closely associated with the Cleveland Hebrew 
Mission during the fifteen years of his ministry 
in that city. 

Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Park, joined by Mrs. Park's twin sister. Mrs. 
Jim Barth, (the King twins), will assist in the musical program of the 

Bryan alumni and faculty members will share the early morning 


Howard Park "55. pastor of the Shadct 
Mountain Bible Church in Birmingham Ala., 
will develop a theme of Christian life and 
growth. Mr. Park's congregation has recently 
built a new church and parsonage in a suburban 
area of the city. 

missionary and prayer hour. 

Children's and youth classes are conducted each morning 
simultaneously with the adult services and a children's session is also 
conducted in the evening. 


2:00 p.m. Registration 
6;00 p.m. Picnic Supper 
7:45 p.m. Film 


8:30 a.m. 
10:00 a.m. 
12:30 noon 

3:00 p.m. 

5:30 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. 

9:00 p.m. 


Local churches 




Local churches 

Missionary Film 


7:45 a.m. 

9:45 a.m. 
10:45 a.m. 
12:00 noon 


(Outing and 

6:00 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 

9:00 p.m. 






Missionary and Prayer Hour 












Lake Queen 






I N N 





' Clark 



Room and Board for entire session: 

Adults (2 or more in one family) 
Children (3 through 11) 
Children (2 and underl 

Daily Rates: 

Linens (sheets, pillow case, towels) will be furnished; guests should bring 
pillow and blankets if desired. 

$35.00 each 

30.00 each 

20.00 each 

no charge 



$ 4.00 

$ 2.50 








■ Picnic supper on campus on opening Saturday night. Local area 
friends bring covered dish. 

■ Sacred concerts at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, 7:00 p.m. Friday. 

M Group outing on Lake Queen cruise on Tennessee River in 

U Swimming daily at Cumberland Springs Bible Camp pool. 
Adults S.40; Children S.25. 

■ Air-conditioned dining hall, dormitories, and conference room 

■ Choice of other sight-seeing opportunities include many historical 
and scenic points in the area. 







Send to: SUMMER BIBLE CONFERENCE. Bryan College. Dayton. Tcini. 37 521 


Mr. Ingram, Mrs. Rudd, Mrs. Ingram, Mrs. King 


Emma Rae (Bechtel) x'38 Ingram and her 
husband, Eric, of Ocean City, N. J., enjoyed 
Sunday dinner with Mrs. Rudd at Bryan on 
March 14 and toured the campus that after- 
noon. During the tour a passerby, Eugenia 
(Hess) x'39 King, who was driving from Rome, 
Ga., with her mother and friends, spotted her 
classmate, Emma Rae. An exciting reunion 
followed for "Corky" and "Jeep" as they and 
Mrs. Rudd shared memories of more than thirty 
years previous on Bryan Hill. 


Bryan has a strong force at Grace Theologi- 
cal Seminary this year with six on the roster 
(requesting equal mention with the "Dallas" 
boys): three from '69-Denzil Mauk. Larry 
Connors, and Bill Slocum; and three from 
'70-Steve Cramer, Bill Wilson, and John 
Young. All except Steve Cramer are accompa- 
nied by their Bryan wives. 

Paul Yates '58 is head of the Orange County 
Christian School and Academy sponsored by 
Temple Baptist Church in Orlando. He is 
seeking teachers for this school located in a 
rapidly growing community. 

Steve '69 and Madge (Akins) '68 Fitzgerald 
are living in Columbus. Ohio, where Steve is 
planning a graduate program at Ohio State 
University and Madge is teaching first grade. 

Terryl Roddy x'70 of Dayton, Tennessee, 
received the bachelor of science degree in 
biology at Middle Tennessee State University in 
January. As a member of the U. S. Naval 
Reserve, he took four weeks of basic training at 
Orlando, Fla., and Charleston, S. C, and then 
will begin active duty in November. He is living 
at home in Dayton at present. 

Jane Ellen Hodges '70 has enrolled at 
Moody Bible Institute for a special course in 
preparation for missionary service. She also 
plans to attend Summer Institute of Linguistics 
at Norman, Okla. 


Carey Jackson '68 has taken a new position 
with the Southern Chemical Company of 
Calhoun, Ga., where he is chief chemist of the 
Specialty coating division. Carey and Elaine 
continue to live in Dalton. 

Barry x'69 and Jean (Smith) '63 Walcott 
and their daughter, Alissa, live in Plainwell, 
Michigan. Berry is assistant manager at one of 
the McDonald drive-ins in Kalamazoo. He also 
teaches 7th and 8th grade Sunday School class 
and Jean leads the young married peoples' class. 
They both sing in the choir. Alissa is now two 
years old. 

Robert Engelsman x'66 of Grand Rapids, 
Michigan, is married to the former Kay Judkins, 
and now they have three children, Mary 

Elizabeth, Robert Jon, and David William. Bob 
is employed at Steelcase, Inc., and assists with 
music at the Highland HilLs Baptist Church. 

Don x'53 and Lorraine Thornton have been 
living in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, for over 
three years and "just love it." Don is assistant 
plant superintendent and tooling engineer at 
lorm Products and Lorraine is cashier at 
Country Boy." Their children are: Tim in 
ninth grade, Deb in junior high, and Dan, the 

Cousins Family 

Wilkins Family 

English class seems more exotic in Spring when 
taught on the campus by Dr. Richard Cornelius. 


Richard Cornelius "55. see NEWSETTE page 
1 for details. 

Ila Ruth Mahr '48, of Atlanta, Ga., passed 
the final test for the Doctor of Education 
degree to be awarded June 5 at the University 
of Georgia. 


Included among many campus visitors 
during this spring were a number of alumni 
represented by the two families pictured below. 

Paul '63 and Pat (Stewart) '59 Cousins 

brought their three sons, Jonathan, Kevin, and 
Dennis, as shown left to right. Paul has been 
teaching biology and conservation nine years at 
Dexter (Mich.) High School and is negotiator 
for the Dexter Education Association on behalf 
of the teachers. Pat works two days a week at 
the hospital as lab technician. 

Dennis '64 and Mary Carol (AJdrich) x'63 
Wilkins are also shown with their three sons, 
Dennis, David, and Dean. Dennis, Sr., works 
with the Juvenile Court and teaches a course on 
police and the juvenile offender at the Kellogg 
Community College near their home in Hickory 
Corners, Mich. Mary Carol keeps busy meeting 
the needs of her "four boys." 


Wanda Lautzenheiser '49, missionary to 
Japan under Far Eastern Broadcasting Com- 
pany, has returned to the States for furlough 
and resided temporarily at the D & D Mission 

Homes in St. Petersburg, Fla. For health rea- 
sons she has resigned from the mission and the 
Lord has provided work for her with Christian 
people in the William Swan Insurance office. 

Charles and Eulalie (Escoffier) x'51 
Zimmerman are expecting to come on furlough 
this summer from Japan where they work 
especially with young people under Baptist 

Dan and Betty (Smetters) '52 Merrick re- 
turned with their family of four children to 
Central America in February. The Lord provid- 
ed a 30-foot Airstream trailer and a new 1971 
Travelall to pull it. The trailer will enable them 
to travel in various provinces showing films in 
schools, hospitals, on beaches, miUtary camps, 
as well as churches. 

Ernest "52 and Lois (Cartright) x'54 Lee 
with their five children plan to return to the 
States in May to attend the Summer Institute 
of Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma. 
They had the bienniel Wychffe conference in 
Viet Nam in February. They have decided to 
' purchase property in Saigon for headquarters. 
The Lees have just finished printing the book of 
Ruth in the Roglai language. Before furlough 
they hoped to complete I Samuel 1-7 and a 
, Roglai hymnbook. 

Nancy Freiberger x'59 another Wycliffe 
team member in Viet Nam, anticipates furlough 
this summer. She has been working with the 
Nung tribe for whom the first Scriptures are in 
print: the first Nung believer is growing in the 
Lord, the first tape recordings and tape players 
are being circulated; and primers and teachers' 
guides are being completed for the use of the 
Nung tribal people. 

Robert '52 and Evelyn 
sp. Yunker with their two 
daughters Mary Esther and 
Naomi Ruth, plan to re- 
turn to Japan in August 
after their furlough spent 
in Indiana to begin their 
fourth term under TEAM. 

Malcolm Bradshaw '57 is now the director 
of the new Asian office of Evangelism in Depth 
located in Singapore. He earned the Master of 
Missions degree at Fuller Seminary in June 
1969. His thesis was the first book to be 
published by the newly formed William Carey 
Library. Mac's position requires visits to Viet- 
nam, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia, 
where they worked last term. He holds seminars 
and workshops with leading nationals and 
missionaries and lectures part-time at the Dis- 
cipleship Training Center. Rhoda is helping 
with secretarial and bookkeeping duties. Their 
four children attend the Singapore American 
School so they can live at home. 


Brenda Stewart '63 to Harty Edward 
Amonette at the Indianapolis Baptist Temple 
on January 29. Brenda is still teaching first 
grade at Southside Christian School. Harty was 
widower with three children, and two teenagers 
are still at home. Brenda and Harty are rejoicing 
at God's leading in bringing them together. 

Dallas Smith '65 and Wanda Bean '63 on 
April 3 in Dayton. Both are Rhea County 

William B. Freeman x'69 to Susan Arlene 
Moser x'71 on January 30 at the Christian and 
Missionary Alliance Church in Orrville, Ohio. 
The Freemans are residing in Columbus, Ga., 
where Bill continues his mihtary service at Ft. 

William Britt to Jean Blount '69 at the 
Berachah Baptist Church in Hampton, Va., on 
August 28, 1970. Bill and Jean have been living 
in Toronto this year where Bill completed his 
fourth year at the Toronto Baptist Seminary to 
receive the B.Th. in April. They planned to go 

lo (he St. Paris iirun of Ohio wIktc Itill would 
hu paslor ol' llic Mlllcislowii ('oiiinuiiiily 

Roy Harrow '70 ami Keheccu Nines \'^^ on 
April II in llic Bryan Collci'.c Chapel. Roy is 
Icachiny ni iJovcr, Del., where Hie eoiiple will 
he residing for Ihe remainder ol Ihe sihooi 


By Ken and Sherry (Moore) x'6() Marri.son a 
son, Kirk Roland, who was horn Dee. 12, 1970. 
Al seven weeks he was weleomed inio Ihe 
family whieh ineludes Iwo sisters, Kari, 7, and 
Krislic, 4. The Marrisons live in Holt, Mieh. 

By Paul and Laurel (Hansen) '.S9 Van Hoiite 
a daughter, Danielle .loy, liorn on Mareh 3 1 and 
added lo Ihe Van lloule family on April 12 in 
Long Bcaeh, Cat. Brother David Paul is now 2 
years old. 


To Robert '63 and Greta (Sorrell) '60 
Carigon a new son, Stephen Dash, on Mareh 13, 
at Zceland, Mieh. They have three other ehild- 

To Manriee '63 and Carolyn Allen a 
daughter. Amy Rene, on Mareh 28 in Kokomo, 

To Miehael '68 and Peggy (Neece) '63 
Loftin a son, Sean McRae, on April 7, in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. They also have a daughter, 
Michelle, who is two years old. Mike conlinucs 
to work with CHATTANOOGA TIMES. 

To John Wiley '65 and Linda Purser a son, 
.lohn Wiley III on April 7, in Dayton, Tenn. 

To Richard and Sandie (Oswalt) x'67 Kelsey 
a daughter. Amy Elizabeth, on March 17 at 
Monticello, Ind. Richard and Sandie graduated 
from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1969. They 
are in the second year of pastorate at Zion 
Bethel Church, an IFCA church in Monticello. 

To Neil '67 and Karen Jackson a daughter, 
Jennifer Susan, on February 12, at Huntington, 
W. Va. 

To Wayne x'67 and Andrea (Loftin) x'67 
Hamilton, a son, Brett McRae, on Febniary 25 
at Miami, Fla. Wayne is an electrician's appren- 

To Roger '70 and Kathy Mclntyre their first 
child, Mark Roger, on April 6, in Dayton, Tenn. 
Roger is working with Word Systems, Inc., of 
which Ed Steele is director. 

To Randall '70 and Donna (Frappier) x'71 
Bell their first child, a son, David Randall, in 
Dallas, Texas, where Randy is enrolled at the 
Dallas Theological Seminary. 

4, i 



VOL.4, No. 2 

Inflation and 
Estate Planning 

The last issue of the Stewardship 
Planner began a series of discussions on 
tiie general subject of "Creating and 
Conserving the Moderate Estate." This 
should be of interest to a large portion of 
the Bryan College constituency, since the 
estates of most of Bryan's friends would 
probably fall into the moderate category. 

One of the factors in estate planning, 
particularly in the moderate estate range, 
that cannot be very accurately antici- 
pated is the effect that continuing infla- 
tionary trends and the rising cost of living 
will have on the value of an estate at the 
time of distribution. If at all possible, 
some reasonable estimate should be 
placed on the future estate value, because 
it is this value, rather than its present 
value, that should chiefly govern its distri- 
bution. The estate planner should keep in 
mind that there may be many years for 
either appreciation or depreciation of the 
estate, or this period may be very short, 
depending on many circumstances over 
which he has no control. 

We want to emphasize again what we 
said at the end of the last issue of the 
Stewardship Planner One of the best 
ways to create and protect an estate 
during the years when the course of the 
economy is uncertain is througli life 
insurance. Life insurance is not subject to 
the normal depreciation of other invest- 
ments. It can provide no protection, 
however, against possible devaluation of 
the dollar; that is. there can be no 
guarantee that the insurance doUar will 
have the same purchasing power some 
years hence. Life insurance generally will 
provide increasing "living" protection, as 
well as set "death" benefits in that the 
cash value of most life insurance policies 
grows with the payment of each year's 

May, 1971 


It is probably reasonable to assume 
thai both inflali'in and the cosi (jf living 
will continue lo increase. Though infla- 
tion and the increasing cost of living have 
the same general dollar-shrinking effect, 
the two terms are not synonymous. 
Actually, two different forces are work- 
ing simultaneously to place your estate in 
double jeopardy. The difference between 
the two may be explained as follows: A 
certain automobile that may have cost 
51,000 in 1920 could be made and sold 
today for S 1 ,500. But the average cost 
for this year's family car is perhaps 
S3.500. Inflation is represented by the 
S500 additional cost for the 1920 car; 
and the increase in cost of living is 
represented by the additional S2,000 for 
a modern car with all of its luxuries (by 
1920 standards) which have become or- 
dinary by today's standard of living. You 
must seek to make sure that today's 
dollar grows sufficiently to buy an 
equivalent share by tomorrow's stan- 
dards. Therefore, you should have some 
understanding of 'equity" investment, 
which tends to follow economic trends. 

Investments should fit your individual 
abilities and interests. If you do not have 
the time or talent for investing or trading 
in securities, perhaps you could benefit 
from mutual fund investments, or invest- 
ments through an agency account, or the 
investment counseling service of a 
brokerage house or bank. If, on the other 
hand, you are a business man, you might 
very profitably invest in the expansion of 
your own business rather than dissipating 
your energies in different directions. 

We warned in the last issue against 
possible estate dilution. One of the great- 
est tlireats to moderate estates is pro- 
crastination, simply waiting until you can 
"afford" to begin building your estate, or 
always using savings for every emergency 
that arises. Perhaps payroll deductions, 
fixed premiums for mutual fund invest- 
ment contracts, variable aimuities, etc., or 
investment in securities or property not 

Dormitory construction progresses slowly to 
the second floor level in anticipation of use this 
fall for 105 women students. 

BRYAN COLLEGE, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Please send me without obligation: 



Annuity rate for person, age 

_Annuity Application Blank 

Mo.. Day, Year 

A^y name and address are correct as tliey appear on tt)e other side. 

so readily convertible into cash could be 
the "protection against yourself that 
you need to get you started on the way 
to building an estate. 


Active lifetime trusts in smaller estates 
are rare. Extensive use of trusts, parti- 
cularly irrevocable trusts, is usually not 
advisable since productive assets are 
limited, and it is usually more prudent to 
have such assets more readily available. 
Also, additional expenses, such as costs, 
fees, should be avoided. 

Perhaps you should consider the use of 
revocable trusts for management of pro- 
perty if you are unable or would rather 
not have the responsibility of managing 
your property. A revocable trust might 
also be used for short-term management, 
for example, if you may be out of the 
country for a time. 

A revocable trust established with 
charitable institution such as Bryan 
College could provide some real advan- 
tages both for you and the institution. 
Have you considered the possibility of 
making a revocable trust to Bryan College 
if you have property or assets from which 
you do not now need the income but 
would hke to hold the property as a sort 
of "insurance" against unforeseen contin- 
gencies. Later, under certain circum- 
stances, you may wish to change a revo- 
cable trust to an irrevocable trust for 
certain tax -saving benefits. 


"Should property be held in the name 
of both husband and wife," is a question 
frequently asked in connection with 
moderate estates. In larger estates, there 
is a tendency to shun joint tenancy 
arrangements because of the inflexible 
nature of the disposition and because of 
property and tax problems which it may 
create. In the smaller estate, however, 
joint tenancies between spouses generally 
make good sense. 

One factor frequently overlooked is 
that if the probate estate is reduced to a 
relatively small value, it may qualify for 
quick and simple administration under a 
particular state's Small Estates Act. Fre- 
quently, the major assets of a moderate 
estate consist of life insurance, the family 
residence and bank accounts. Securities 

of relatively minor value may also be 
present. Life insurance proceeds payable 
to a named beneficiary or a trust are not 
usually subject to administration. A joint 
tenancy in the residence, bank account 
and securities may remove these assets 
from the probate estate. Thus, a joint 
tenancy might be used to secure the 
advantages of Small Estates administra- 

Even thougli the estate may qualify 
for Small Estates administration, you 
should nevertheless have a will to name 
personal representatives and guardians, 
dispose of property which is of a char- 
acter not appropriate for transfer to joint 
tenancy or trust, for example, family 
automobile and personal effects, and pre- 
vent intestate distribution of property 
which has not been effectively transferred 
to joint tenancy or trust. 

Real Estate 

Normally, there appears to be no 
reason to avoid a joint tenancy between 
husband and wife in the family residence, 
so long as the spouses agree that the 
survivor should receive the residence. 
Real property located out of the state, 
such as a summer cottage, will be subject 
to adininistration in that state upon death 
of the owner. However, if such real 
property is held in joint tenancy, aux- 
iliary administration in that state may not 
be required. 

Bank Accounts 

The decision as to whether bank 
accounts should be held in joint tenancy 
depends upon convenience and the spend- 
ing habits of the spouses. Generally, 
business bank accounts should not be in 
joint tenancy. The setting up of a joint 
bank account does not create a gift. The 
gift is complete only when the joint- 
tenant donee makes withdrawals for his 
or her own benefit. Normally, in the 
moderate estate, such withdrawals would 
not exceed the $3,000 annual gift -tax 

The inheritance tax laws of a number 
of states prohibit the withdrawal of joint 
tenancy funds after the death of a joint 
tenant until a consent is obtained from 
the appropriate state tax department. 
Other states permit withdrawal of the 
surviving joint tenant's fractional interest 

but "freeze" the fractional interest of the 
decedent joint tenant. You should check 
your own state law and its impact on the 
immediate availability of funds for the 
survivor. If your state law would unduly 
limit the availability of funds for post- 
death living expenses of the survivor, 
consider estabhshing separate emergency 

Where recognized by state law, bank 
account trusts are occasionally used as an 
alternative to joint tenancy. The trust is 
fully revocable during the settlor-trustee's 
life; property passes to the beneficiary 
upon the settlor's death. Since the bene- 
ficiary may not withdraw during the life 
of the settlor, this arrangement offers an 
advantage over joint tenancy if the donor 
is concerned about losing control of the 
account. Bank account trusts have some 
disadvantages, however. A number of 
states tax only the fractional interest of 
the decedent joint tenant wliich passes to 
the survivor upon death; however, these 
same states may tax the entire balance in 
a revocable bank account trust. Joint 
tenancy may pass to the surviving joint 
tenant free of creditor's claims against the 
decedent, but it is hkely that creditors 
may proceed against the balance de- 
posited in a bank account trust. 

This Information bulletin is published 
quarterly as an addendum to the 
NEWSETTE to provide friends of Bryan 
College with information that will as- 
sist them in their Christian stewardship. 
This section is perforated so that it 
may be easily detached and kept for 
future reference to information on es- 
tate planning, tax changes, and many 
other topics related to Christian giving. 

Neither the author nor the publisher 
of this publication Is engaged in ren- 
dering legal or tax advisory service. 
For advice and assistance in specific 
cases, the services of an attorney or 
other professional person should be 
obtained. The purpose of this publi- 
cation is to provide accurate and au- 
thoritative Information of a general 
character only. Watch for tax revisions. 


"Christ Above Ail" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Robert E. Sheddan Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 





July-August-September 1971 

Number 1 


Dr. Ironside in front of IVIoody Church 


Adniiiers and students of the late Dr. 
H. A. Ironside in the Chicago area have 
been rallied through the efforts of Marvin 
Keener, director of development at 
Bryan, to a renewed interest in the H. A. 
Ironside Memorial Library at Bryan Col- 
lege. This library was dedicated in 1956 
to the memory of Dr. Ironside as a vital 
memorial to this articulate and scholarly 
champion of historical Cliristianity and in 
appreciation for his twenty years of 
service as a member of the Bryan Board 
of Trustees. 

A sponsoring committee of Ironside 
friends is headed by Melvin Lundquist, an 
insurance executive with the Swanson 
Insurance Agency in Chicago. The organi- 
zational meeting was held on June 26 and 
additional friends' meetings on July 30 
and 31. 

As the student body at Bryan con- 
tinues to grow, the library must be 
expanded to meet the recommended 
minimum size of 50,000 volumes to 
maintain the good rating received from 



October 15-17 

See Page 5 for details 

J. James Greasby, pro- 
fessor of music and head 
of the Division of Fine 
Arts, became the second 
Bryan faculty member to 
complete requirements 
this year for the doctor's i 
degree. In August his dis- D""- Greasby 
sertation and the oral defense of it were 
accepted by the University of Southern 
California with final approval for the 
degree of Doctor of Musical Arts. The 
degree will be awarded at the January 
1972 commencement. 

Dr. Greasby directs the concert choir 
and the madrigal singers at Bryan and also 
gives private instruction for advanced 
organ and piano students. This fall he 
begins his fourth year with Bryan. 

Earlier this year, ^_^-j^ 
Richard Cornelius, head of MKmtk 
the English department B__^ 1, 
was awarded the Ph.D. in J "~^ "^ 
Enghsh at the University .' --'' 
of Tennessee. ^ '^^^ 

Other faculty additions, mKk. -*■ l^H 

which include four with a Dr. Cornelius 

doctorate, bring to a total of ten the 
number of doctorates in a faculty roster 
of twenty-nine fuU-time teachers for 

In addition to the appointments of Dr. 
Richard Barnhart, Dr. Dale A. Carter, L. 
Donald Hill, Dr. Robert L. Mounts. 
Joseph Overholt. and Mrs. Rebecca 
VanMeeveren mentioned in the last 

the Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools at the time of Bryan's accredi- 
tation in 1969. From that date tlie library 
holdings grew from 29,625 to just under 
37,000 volumes in the spring of 1971. To 
purchase and shelve the additional 13,000 
volumes by 1973 and add needed items 
to the audio-visual collection, tlie goal of 
the sponsoring committee has been set 
for $150,700. 

A maihng was sent recently to a hst of 
Ironside friends recommended by the 
sponsoring committee. Additional per- 
sonal contacts will be made by committee 
members under the direction of Mr. 

Mr. Ashworth 

NEWSETTE, one more addition and 
three replacements are listed belov.- 

Philip Ashworth, origi- 
nally of Dayton, Ohio, re- 
turns to Bryan on a one- 
year appointment as assis- 
tant professor of biology, 
to replace Russell Porcella, 
also a Bryan graduate who 
is continuing studies at 
University of Tennessee in Knoxville in a 
doctoral program. Mr. Ashworth gradu- 
ated from Bryan with the B.S. in biology 
in 1967, and earned the M.S. in biology 
at the University of Tennessee. He is 
married to the former Mary Kate 
McCroskey, a 1967 alumna of Bryan, 
who has been teaching Spanish in high 

Stephen Cobb, asso- 
ciate professor of history, 
holds the B.A. from Mac- 
Murray College, the B.D. 
from Garrett Theological 
Seminary, and the Ph.D. 
from Northwestern Uni- 
versity. Dr. Cobb's experi- Dr. Cobb 
ences include serving as minister of the 
United Methodist Church, directing a 
European travel seminar)', and most re- 
cently teaching history at Judson College 
in Elgin. 111. He is married and is the 
father of one son. 

Wayne Hook, of 
Naples. Fla., will serse as 
instructor in art. suc- 
ceeding Raymond Gage, 
who returned to Cahfomia 
for this year. Mr. Hook 
specializes in ceramics and 
sculpture. He is a graduate Mr. Hook 
(Continued on page 4 1 


Previously scheduled for October 22 

has been postponed because of 

delay in dormitory construction. 



A spiritual retreat for all college per- 
sonnel and a self-study conference high- 
lighted the opening of school activities in 
early September. Dr. Robert Smith, pro- 
fessor of philosophy, Bethel College, St. 
Paul, Minn., led the two-day spiritual 
retreat, the first of its kind to be devoted 
exclusively to the spiritual dimension as a 
part of the faculty-staff workshops. 

The self-study conference, directed by 
Prof. Glen Liebig, was the beginning of 
the second phase of the institutional 
self-study, a comprehensive in-depth anal- 
ysis of every phase of college operation 
involving the total college personnel. A 
part of the reaffirmation of accreditation 
process of the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools, the self-study will 
continue in its various phases through the 
winter of 1973. A committee repre- 
senting the Commission on Colleges of 
the Association will visit the campus in 
the spring of 1973 to evaluate the college 
for renewal of accreditation. 

Other activities prior to the beginning 
of classes on September 20 included the 
regular faculty workshop, soccer and 
cross-country camps, a parents' meeting, 
orientation and registration, and spiritual 
life meetings led by Rev. Charles Stanley 
of Atlanta's First Baptist Church. 


Of major importance is the increase in 
the number of doctorates on the faculty, 
as reported elsewhere in this issue. This 
includes two members of the current 
faculty receiving the doctorate and a gain 
of one additional doctorate in new ap- 
pointments. Two faculty members are on 
leave this semester, one to complete a 
doctoral dissertation and the other to 
complete residence work for the doc- 


A number of projects in the area of 
physical facilities were carried out during 
the summer months. These included in- 
stalling of hand-rails in the gymnasium, 
construction of two new tennis courts 
(still in progress) to replace those dis- 
placed by the new dormitory, the cutting 
of a new road from the main triangle to 
the gymnasium, interior painting of sev- 
eral areas, panelling the chancel wall in 
the chapel, and creating a new choral 
room to accommodate the expanding 
music department. 

The Rudd Memorial Chapel committee 
expects to present plans for consideration 
of the Board of Trustees on October 4. 


ijP^^ .-Jg ^^n • 

New dormitory for 105 women students nears completion 


The new dormitory to house 105 
women students was not ready for the 
opening of the fall term as originally 
planned. Temporary arrangements have 
been made for housing the student over- 
flow until this building is ready. No date 
has been set for occupancy. 


Bryan's annual enrollment for the past 
academic year passed the 500 mark for 
the first time with the enrollment for the 
fall semester a year ago showing a solid 
18.5%increase over the previous fall. This 
increase was attributed largely to accredi- 
tation by the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools in December 1969. 
The college completed the fiscal year on 
June 30 in the black, with a gift income 
of $538,000, the second highest in the 
forty-one year history of the college. 

Admissions Counsellor Appointed 

E. Walter Seera, dean of students for 
the past four years, has been appointed 
Admissions Counselor for the college. 
This is a continuation on a full-time basis 
of the activity in student recruitment Mr. 
Seera carried out part-time last year. 
Replacing Mr. Seera as dean of students is 
Dr. Robert Mounts, whose faculty ap- 
pointment was announced in the previous 
issue of the NEWSETTE. 

Mr. Seera is available for appointments 
at high school and church college career 
days and similar events. He is also avail- 
able as a speaker for church meetings, 
including youth groups and Sunday 
School classes. He will specialize in per- 
sonal contacts with prospective students 
and their parents as well as pastors, youth 
directors, and guidance counselors. 

Friends of Bryan who wish Mr. Seera 
to visit their area, or who have contacts 
relating to prospective students to sug- 
gest, should write directly to E. Walter 
Seera, Admissions Counselor, Bryan Col- 
lege, Dayton, TN 37321. 

Enrollment Shows Increase 

As of press time (September 1) it 
appeared that the enrollment for the fall 
term may run 5%or more ahead of a year 
ago. New student appHcations have run 
slightly behind a year ago, but improved 
retention of continuing students offsets 
this small decline and pushes the enroll- 
ment expectancy ahead. The higher reten- 
tion of continuing students also reflects 
the sohd 18.5% increase in enrollment in 
the fall of 1970, which was attributed in 
large measure to the accreditation of 
Bryan by the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools in December 1969. 
A total of 413 registered for the fall term 
in 1970 as against 328 in the fall of 1969. 

New apphcants are divided about two- 
thirds freshmen and one-third transfer 
students with advanced standing. Men 
students outnumber women sliglitly, with 
one in eight students married. Geographi- 
cal distribution this year Hsts thirty-four 
states plus six foreign countries, besides 
several other overseas countries where 
missionary children have lived with their 
parents. Among the states, Tennessee 
claims over a hundred representatives, or 
a fourth of the total Bryan enrollment 
population, and Florida follows in its 
usual second place with some fifty. 
Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, North 
Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania share a 
substantial representation nearing five per 
cent or more each. 

One of the contributing factors to the 
enrollment increase was the ministry of 
the Bryan Musical Messengers this sum- 
mer. The six-member student team travel- 
ed for ten weeks, covering 8,260 miles in 
twelve states from Georgia north along 
the coast to New York and west to Ohio, 
ending in Covington, Ky., on August 18. 
Many enthusiastic comments were receiv- 
ed following their seventy appearances in 
youth rallies, church services, Bible con- 
ferences, vacation Bible schools, and in 
their contacts in homes where they were 


The liiy;iii itiusic tlcp:irlinciil li;is been 
strengthened by some physic;il impiove- 
menls this siuiiniei ;ind conliiuies wilh its 
live facuhy members from hist ye;ir: Dr. 
J. James Greasby, associate professor ol' 
music and head of the line arts depart- 
ment, who is director of the concert choir 
and the madrigal singers and private 
instructor for advanced organ and piano 
pupils; William R. Boyd, assistant profes- 
sor of music, who instructs in music 
theory and instrumenls and directs the 
sympiionic band; Dr. John Barllctt, aca- 
demic dean, who gives vocal instruction 
to advanced students; Mrs. John Bartlett, 
assistant professor of music, who is voice 
and piano instructor; and Mrs. Mary N. 
Holt, instructor in music who shares in 
the voice and piano instruction. 

To supplement the four practice 
rooms, two studios, and band room in the 
music building, a new office for Dr. 
Greasby and a choral room have been 
renovated on the ground floor of the 
administration building. Light wood pan- 
eling, new tloor with carpets in prospect, 
a drop ceiling and storage cabinets for 
music and equipment provide a much- 
needed improvement for the department. 

The Concert Choir is planning the 
spring vacation tour for March 24-April 2 
through middle and west Tennessee, Ar- 
kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mis- 
sissippi, and Alabama. Suggestions for 
appointments in tliis area and contri- 
butions for the tour which is student- 
sponsored may be sent to Miss Sue Nolan, 
secretary to the choir. Box 309, Bryan 

Other choir appointments will be tilled 
in a number of East Tennessee churches 
throughout the school year. 

The sixteen Madrigal Singers returned 
to the campus early to prepare a program 
for performance in area high schools. 
Special attention has been given to new 
formal outfits including tuxedos for the 
fellows and also to matching casual attire 
for the lighter part of their program. This 
group wishes to express appreciation for 
the support they have received through 
contributions this summer toward their 
outfits and expanded program efforts. 

A new feature for the department for 
1971-72 is the awarding of music scholar- 
ships to eight students who have qualified 
on the basis of their work in the depart- 
ment and their general academic standing. 
These are; Dow Barton, sophomore, 
Miami. Fla.; Brent Ferguson, junior, Tren- 
ton, Ga.; Mary Howard, senior. Sale 
Creek, Tenn.; Ray Locy. junior. Takoma 
Park, Md.; Sue Nolan, sophomore. 
Lexington, Ohio; John Peterson, junior. 



Mrs. F. J. (ioalley was a special 
guest of honor at the all-coilcgc picnic 
on August M beginning 
the activities ol the new 
academic year. She will 
move to Indiana this 
fall. Mrs. Goatley's late 
husband, Col. F. J. 
Goatley, was a member 
of the public relations 
and development staff Mrs. Goatley 
of the college for nine years prior to 
his death last January. Besides assisting 
her husband in his work on occasion, 
Mrs. Goatley has been active in the 
affairs of the Bryan Women's Auxil- 
iary of which she is the immediate past 
president. On more than one occasion. 
Col. and Mrs. Goatley hosted the 
opening of school picnic at Knoll- 
wood, their home in the Edgewaler 
section of Dayton. 

►♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ^ 

Lowell, Ind.; Mike Van Huisen. senior. 
Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Debbie Vin- 
cent, freshman, Beaumont, Texas. 


In cooperation with the Rliea County 
Concerts, three concerts will be spon- 
sored at Bryan this year including the 
Timm Woodwind Quintet from Baton 
Rouge, La.; two short one-act comic 
operas by the Nashville Chamber Singers, 
and a third program to be announced 
later. Other schedules activities of the 
department are listed as follows: 

Dec. 12 Ctiristmas Concert, "Christ- 

mas Story" by Ron Nelson 

Dec. 13 Christmas Candlelight service 

Mar. 24-Apr. 2 Spring Choir Tour 

Apr. 4 Home Concert by Choir 

Apr. 30-IVIay 7 Fine Arts Festival Week. 
Concerts by the Symphonic 
Band, Madrigals and Choir. 
Art displays by Rhea County 
and Bryan artists. 

May 13 Pop Concert 

Two traveling art shows are a new 
feature on Bryan's schedule this year; 

Jan. 1972 Traveling exhibit sponsored 

by the Tennessee Arts Com- 
mission, ART FORMS AND 



The fine arts division welcomes the 
addition of Wayne Hook to the staff as 
art instructor. Details concerning Mr. 
Hook are mentioned elsewhere among the 
new appointments to the faculty. 

Students Share Overseas 
Missionary Outreach 

Iwclvc (jfyaii ■.ludcTils "vcrvcd with 
nearly a thousand Christian workers 
under Operation Mobili/^lion in Mexico 
and several countries of Europe this 
summer, and two others wcnl overseas 
under other mission boards. 

Those traveling in Spain were Sarah 
Abernelhy, of Salisbury, N.C., who is 
considering a year's involvement; Darlene 
Logsdon, Jacksonville, Fla.; Lynn Puffer, 
Miami, Fla.; Suzann Georgianni, Miami, 
Fla.; and Anne Crawford, Waxhaw, N.C. 

The team to France included three 
fellows and one girl: Lcroy Nicholson 
Latrobe, Pa; Sharon Peterson. Worlhing- 
ton, Minn.; Bryan Shelley, Asheville, 
N.C; and Steve Gregory, Muskegon, 

One young lady. Christine Byers, of 
Claremont, Calif., served in Italy; and two 
representatives, Jennifer Stockstill, of 
Houston Texas, and Jim Lamb, of At- 
water. Ohio, went to Mexico. 

Operation Mobilization is a fellowship 
of like-minded Christian college students 
that have banded together for training 
and service in evangelism. Its work is 
carried on in more than 20 countries of 
the world using mostly nationals assisted 
by student volunteers. 

Reports of the summer's experiences 
tell of many open doors for literature 
distribution, eager responses as well as 
indifferent attitudes, and remarkable in- 
stances of the Lord's provision and pro- 

Somewhat different experiences but 
also enlightening ones were shared by 
Robert Marlow, KnoxviUe. Tenn.. who 
went to Japan under TE.Vvl and Annette 
Winkler. Dayton. Tenn.. who worked at 
the German Bible Institute in Seeheim, 
Germany under Greater Europe Mission. 

Evangelism Institute Scheduled 

On November 12-14. the College is 
sponsoring a Lay Institute for Evangelism 
for students, faculty, and staff, as well as 
for non-Bryan individuals in the East 
Tennessee area. The three-fold purpose of 
the institute, which is being conducted by 
staff members from Campus Crusade for 
Christ, is to ieach Christians how to live a 
Spirit-tilled life, to train them to share 
their faith, and to pro\ide practical op- 
portunities for witnessing. 

Executive committee chairman for the 
institute is Scott Coverdale of the Bryan 
mathematics department, who has experi- 
enced first-hand the spiritual impact a lay 
institute can have in the life of an 
indi\idual or a Christian organization. 

Bryan Joins National Athletic Organization 

The Bryan College athletic program 
will have a new dimension this year since 
it became a member of the National 
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 
Under Coach Wayne Dixon, director of 
athletics and assistant professor in health 
and physical education, Bryan shares the 
NAIA basic premise that the athletic 
program must be a part of the general 
educational process in the institution and 
not a separate enterprise. 

Coach Dixon attended the National 
Association of Collegiate Directors of 
Athletics in Miami, Fla., in June, repre- 
senting the smallest institution at the 
convention. The seminar was continued 
at Freeport in the Bahamas with discus- 
sions of business procedures used in 
directing intercollegiate athletics. 

The Bryan Lions will compete this 
year in five major sports in the total 
intercollegiate program. Membership in 
the Southern Christian Athletic Con- 
ference since its reorganization last spring 
includes Covenant College, Lee College, 
Trevecca Nazarene College, and Bryan for 
basketball competition only. 

In addition to the SCAC area con- 
ference, Bryan is also a member of the 
National Christian CoUege Athletic Asso- 
ciation and will hope to qualify for 
participation in the spring basketball 
tournament to be held at Tennessee 
Temple College. 

The fall program includes cross coun- 
try coached by Lloyd Matthes, assistant 
professor of mathematics and coach of 
track and cross country; soccer coached 
by Jim Bath, assistant professor in health 
and physical education and assistant 
coach; and basketball coached by Wayne 
Dixon. Baseball and track will be added 
in the spring. 

The 1971-72 fall and winter schedule 
for what Coach Dixon terms one of the 
toughest Bryan has faced thus far lists the 
following events: 




* Toccoa Falls Inst. 


Univ. of Ala., Huntsvllle 


* Sewanee 



* Covenant 


University of Tennessee 


Tennessee Temple 


* Kings College 


* Athens College 


St. Bernard 



* Tusculum College 





Tennessee Temple 


* Milligan 


Carson Newman 





* Temple & Berry 


* Covenant 






Carson Newman 


David Lipscomb 


* Bryan Invitational 


TIAC at Murfreesboro 



* Trevecca College 


Lincoln Memorial 


* Lee College 


Temple Invitational 



Union University 


Maryville College 


* Milligan College 


Milligan College 


* Tennessee Temple 


8 . 

* Lincoln Memorial 


* Spring Arbor College 


University of South 


• Spring Arbor College 


* Maryville College 


Trevecca College 


* Covenant College 



Lee College 


Covenant College 


* Univ. of Ala., Huntsville 


Augusta (Ga.) College 


Armstrong (Ga.) College 


* Steed College 


Tennessee Temple 


* Johnson Bible College 



SCAC Tournament 

*Home games 


(Continued from Page I j 

of Florida State University with the 
bachelor of science degree in art edu- 
cation and has continued graduate studies 
in this field. Mr. Hook's wife, Mary, is 
cashier in the business office. 

Miss Kay Sorber, of 
Beach Haven, Pa., has ac- 
cepted a one-semester po- 
sition as instructor in his- 
tory to fill the vacancy 
made by Blair Bentley, 
who is on leave of absence 
to complete his doctoral 
dissertation. Miss Sorber holds the bach- 
elor of religious education from Baptist 
Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pa., 
and the M.A. in European history from 
Bloomsburg State College, also in Pa. 

O- Cs 



Student Union Plans 
Fall Activity Calendar 

The Student Union role at Bryan 
College is different from that of a secular 
college. Although the purpose is enter- 
tainment, recreation, and activities of 
educational value, this is done in the 
spirit of Christian fellowship with a stress 
on spiritual growth. 

Membership in the Student Union is 
open to any student, faculty, or staff 
member. Membership dues are used to 
pay initial cost of the HILLTOPPER , 
(student newspaper), refurnishings for the j 
TV and game room, and all the Student 
Union's scheduled activities. The Student 
Union tries to make Bryan a little more 
like home. Their officers for this year are: 
president, Steve Griffith of Tullahoma, 
Tenn.; vice-president, Dow Barton of 
Miami, Florida; and secretary -treasurer, 
Nancy Bugg of Atlanta, Ga. 

A calendar of week-end activities 
planned by the various organizations and 
college administration has been coordi- 
nated by the Student Union to provide 
some definite activity each week end. 
Plans made by the Student Union for the 
first semester include the foUowing: 

Sep. 13 Student Union Freshmen Reception i 
featuring "The Best of Love" (a folk 

Sep. 25 All School Picnic and "One in the 
Spirit" bonfire 

Oct. 2 

Film, "The Lost 
Worldwide films 


Oct. 8 

Bus to University of Tennessee for 
UT-Bryan Soccer 

Oct. 22 Film, "For Pete's Sake" 

Oct. 29 Roller Skating in Chattanooga 

Nov. 12 Faculty Talent Night 

Nov. 13 Sadie Hawkins Day 

Nov. 20 Concert— "Denise Power"— FourMost 
Guild Recording Artist 

Dec. 3 Student Union Drama Club produc- 

Dec. 10 Christmas Caroling 

Jan. 14 Bowling in Chattanooga 

Pictured below are the new faculty 
members introduced in the previous 




The Bryanette 


Children's choir sings for adult service 


The summer Bible conference sponsored by 
the Alumni Association on July 24-30 was 
acclaimed this year by many as the "best 
conference yet" in the eight-year experience of 
week-long summer conferences. Outstanding 
was the warmth of family fellowship among the 
17 famihes with about 40 children who occu- 
pied dormitory facilities to join a similar 
number of Bryan students and faculty families 
plus local residents who shared in the classes 
and activities for a daily attendance averaging 
between 150 and 200. 

The prophetic messages of Pastor Roy Clark 
'51 illustrated by pictures and stories from his 
recent Israel tour, and the inspirational mes- 
sages of Rev. Howard (Mickey) Park '55 were a 
stimulating combination. The musical leader- 
ship of Steve x'64 and Barbara (Tanis) x'65 
Snyder aided by soloist Judy (King) Earth '57 
and in combination with Martha (King) Park 
'57 and Virginia Seguine '54 gave a vibrant 
musical presentation. 

Other features included the Billy Graham 
film, "The Lost Generation," an unscheduled 
address by Tom Skinner of New York City and 
numerous otlier features and activities to pro- 
vide a memorable week in an atmosphere of 
rustic beauty aided greatly this summer by 
refreshing July sliowers. 

Why not mark your calendar now for July 
22-28, 1972 to attend the Bryan Summer Bible 
Conference! Ken Campbell '56 and Jim Reese 
'56 are booked as evangehst and musician and 
hopefully will be accompanied by their 
families. Dr. John Reed '5 1 , now of Dallas 
Theological Seminary faculty, will be the Bible 


While the Octagon was being dismantled to 
make room for the new women's dorm. Dr. 
Richard Cornelius rescued pieces of the special 
grooved wood used in each of the rooms. 
Anyone contributing to tlve Rudd Memorial 
Chapel Fund who wishes a small souvenir from 
a particular room in tlie Octagon should send 
his gift to tlie Alumni Office and specify which 
room number (or numbers) he wants (e.g.. 
Upper 7, Lower 2, etc.) Unlike pieces from 
"the true cross," these reUcs are guaranteed to 
be genuine. In addition to these mementos and 
any memories in the hearts of Octagon dwellers 
("Hello, Octagon; two bars for a quarter"), the 
Octagon also lives on in the form of an addition 
constructed from its remains by the congre- 
gation of tlie Morgan town Church of God. 

October 15-17 

The annual fall homecoming is scheduled 
for the third week end in October (a week later 
than usual this year as are most fall events by 
virtue of a later starting date). The following 
schedule is a basic outline of events: 


8:00 p.m. Bryan Lions Preview Game 

Junior Varsity vs. Alumni 
Bryan Booster Band 


10:00 a.m. BRUNCH on the Bluff 

1 1 :00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting (Also 
on tlie Bluff at Skyline Bible 

12:30 noon Tours of Bryan campus includ- 
ing new facilities 

2:00 p.m. Soccer Game with Kings' 


Cross Country with Carson- 

6:30p.m. Homecoming Banquet 

Alumnus of the Year Award 

3:00 p.m. 


Alumni-Student Vespers 


Outstanding Young Men of America has 
included the following Bryan graduates in its 
1971 edition. 

Tom Beal '63, B.S.; 
M.S. from University of 
Tennessee in biology: 
employed by Atlas 
Chemical Co. in 
Newark, Delaware. Mar- 
ried to Arlene (Von 
Busch) x'65; three chil- 
dren-Todd 6, Jeffrey 
3, and Jennifer 8 mos. 
Robert Combs '62, B.A.; Th.M. from Grace 
Theological Seminary; pastor of Ghent 
Brethren Church in Roanoke, Va. Married to 
JuUe (Sakich) x'65; tliree children-Ruth Marie 
7, Mary Beth 5, and Tony 3. 

David Egner '61, B.A.; B.D. from Grand 
Rapids Baptist Seminar}-; M..'^. from Western 
Michigan University; professor of Literature at 
Grand Rapids Baptist College, Grand Rapids, 
Mich. Married to Shirley (MTiitner) x'63; two 
children-Ann 9, and Mark 7. 

Russell C. Llewellyn '62, B.A.; Th.M. from 
Dallas Theological Seminary: working on doc- 
torate at Fuller Theological Seminar}'. Married 
to Christine (Elmore) x"62; two chil- 
dren-Donna 9 and David 6. 

James Mathisen '64, B.A.; M.A. from Whea- 
ton College; assistant editor of Moody Press, 
Chicago. iTl. Married to Rhoda. 

Donald Reed '63, B.A.; Th.M. from Dallas 
Tlieological Seminary; working toward master's 
degree in psycholog}' at North Texas State 
Univ.; Minister of Education at Central Baptist 
Qiurch, Sioux Falls, S.D. Married to Rachel 
(Paulson) '63; two children-Rodney 4, 
Michelle, 2. 

John v. Kyrider* '59, B.A.; Y<ni(h Patlor of 
,Sylvania ilcighl'i Baptitl Church in Miami, 
Florida. Married to Joan (Dowcll) x'64; five 
children l.ori S, Uarrin 5, Jcancll 3, and iwint, 
Jamie Lynn and Jclfry l^ync, 1 mo, 

Orald Smith "59, B.A.; ni..M. from iJalla* 
Theolojtical Seminary, now aitocialcd with the 
Bible Memory As<fKiation in Si. I>nji», Mi»- 
souri. Married to Amy fWiUonj x'59; three 
dauglilcrs Jill I I, Sutan 8, and Jana 6. 

David Whitney '63, B.A.; vcrving with the 
Trans World Radio in .Montc f.arlo, a* radio 
announcer and program dirctlor. Married lo 
Pliyllis fWilliamsonj sp. "64; (wo daughter* 
Robin 13 and Shelley 11, 


Albert Wyllic '44 received the maMcr of 
divinity degree with honors in New Tc\tament 
in the spring graduation at Columbia Seminary 
in Decatur, Ga. He and Owen (Hay) '45 mfAcd 
to Williamson, S.C., where Al is a Presbytcnan 

Richard x'4S and 
Betty Mills visited 
Bryan this summer with 
four of their children. 
'Ilieir son, John, is a 
student at West Point 
Academy. Karen is a 
senior in high school 
this year and will be 
living in Falls (Thurch, 

Va., when her parents return to lvor>' Coast 
under Conser\'ative Baptist Foreign Mission 
Board. Richard and Ruth Ann are also pictured 
with them; their oldest daughter, who was not 
with them, is married. 

Edward *39 and Joyce (Hinchy) '40 
deRos.set have returned to their station in 
Trujillo, Peru. Tliey anticipate starting a new 
work since the nationals are handling the local 

Harold and Virginia (Smiley) '50 Sells left 
on August 1 for Peru where they will be 
teaching missionary children at Wycliffe's 
school in Yarinacocha. Their preparation has 
included the pastorate. (Thristian education. 
Christian day school and the public school over 
a fifteen year period. 

Mildred Mosby x'50 who is teaching at 
Birabi Memorial Grammar School in Nigeria 
had the privilege of spending a vacation period 
in Switzerland with a friend. .Among her stu- 
dents are some prospects for SIM Seminar^' in 
Igbaja where Larry Fehl 57 is principal. 

Hugh "50 and K" Coombs with their 
daughters, Lois and .Miriam, were home on a 
short furlough during the summer months to 
give reports of their work in Kenya East .Africa 
under Berean Mission. 

Qifford Hanham 52 and his wife, Ruth, are 
now in their ninth year of work with the 
Tempio BibUco, a Spanish-speaking Bible 
church in Miami. ClifTord is co-pastor with a 
Cuban national and Ruth teaches Sunday 
school, and helps in training teachers. They 
have organized two mission churches for Cu- 
bans and made Spanish literature available in all 
three churches. CUfford is also head of the 
junior and senior high school Bible depart- 
ments of Miami CTiristian School with ap- 
proximately 150 students. They continue to 
work under Berean Mission. 

which is being planned for an earl>' fall mailing. 
We need your cooperation in returning this 
form to help in self-study evaluation at Bryan 
for reports to the Southern Association of 
Colleges and SchooL 

We are thankful for regional accreditation 
and we want to keep it that way! 

Bessie Degerman 53 celebrated her 17th 
anniversary since arriving in Japan. In mid-June, 
young people from America spent the night at 
Tokyo Christian College; among them was a 
present Bryan student, Robert Marlovv. Bessie's 
cousin plans to visit Japan in September and 
travel home with Bessie by way of Europe. 

Norma Sweeney '53 has been able to pur- 
chase a new car for use in her Child Evangelism 
work in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She especially 
enjoyed a missionary information bureau con- 
ference in Caxambu in April when over 300 
missionaries gathered for a five-day conference. 
They held a seminar on basic youth conflicts. 
Roscoe Mulvey '54 is working at Halstead 
Mitchell Corp. in Zehenople, Pa., and is active 
in the Faitli Baptist Church at Harlansburg. He 
is a S.S. teacher of the adult class and a director 
for the Pine Valley Bible Conference and Bible 
camp in their area. His wife, Maijorie, is also 
working. Their daughters, who were also 
'trailerville ' residents, Mary Esther (who is 
married to Robert Johnson) and Martha, are 
registered nurses. The youngest daughter, 
Kathy, is married and Uving in Evans City, Pa. 
George and Ruth (Morrow) .x'56 Burt re- 
turned to South America in March but to a new 
field in Pucallpa, Peru, under a new mission, the 
Maranatha Mission. They were previously in 

Fred and Delores (Yockey) '56 Plastow 
report remarkable freedom in open-air 
preaching to Arabs-not in Morocco where they 
were excluded, but in Belgium, where many 
Arabs have taken refuge. Since beginning a Uttle 
over a year ago to sell Bibles and Christian 
books in the market in Brussels, over 1,200 
books have been sold, including a substantial 
number of Arabic New Testaments. 

Larry 57 and Shirley (Aidelean) '56 Fehl 
returned to the states in July with their three 
daughters, Jan, Wendy, and Cindy, leaving 
behind the Bible College and Seminary teaching 
and principal's responsibilities. 

Dr. Gary Perdue '58 with his wife, Verna, 
and their four "C's"-Carrie, Carla, Caris, and 
Carlene-flew early in July to Manila, Philip- 
pines, to begin ministry at the East Asia 
Seminary under the Far Eastern Gospel Cru- 

Miss Betty Jamerson '59 was named "Out- 
standing Young Educator" by the Henderson- 
ville, (N.C.) Jaycees in January and was third 
runner-up in the state contest. She was one of 
five top winners from 61 nominees. She is a 
senior English teacher at Henderson High. See 

Wayne Kiser x'62 is pubUcations editor for 
Good News Publisher in Westchester, 111. He has 
edited a Good News book, "If 1 Had a Penny" 
describing tract ministry. 

David '63 and Phyllis sp. '64 Whitney and 
their two daughters, Robin and Shelley, trans- 
ferred on May 4 from Bonaire to Monte Carlo, 
Monaco, for their ministry in radio broad- 
casting with Transworld Radio. 
Theophilus Patnaik '63, 
has been elected by the Bap- 
tist World Alliance Executive 
Committee to the position of 
Associate Secretary with re- 
sponsibility for youth work 
beginning in Nov. 1971. He is 
married to the former Sonia 
Maria Neves of Rio de Janeiro, bri.'il 
musician whom he met as a student at the 
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 
where he earned the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees. 
Judith Ann (Frappier) '64 Hogan will be 
teaching third grade this fall at Dallas Christian 
Academy while her husband, Gary, attends 
Dallas Theological Seminary. 

Robert Marsh '64 recently became pastor of 
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Homeworth, 
Ohio. He is accompanied by his wife, Mailene 

(Schaiper) '65, David who was 3 in July, and 
Ann who just passed her first birthday. 

^^, Dan '62 and Mary 
(Atkinson) '62 Berry, 
with their two children 
visited Charles '62 and 
Sandra (Sorrell) '63 
Westgate and also 
Bryan Campus during 
their summer vacation. 
Dan is a doctor of chiropractic who practices in 
Strasburg, Pa. 

Ron '64 and Diane (Peck) x'64 Morren with 
their two children are training in Wycliffe's 
Jungle Camp at Ukarumpa, New Guinea, after 
completing two years as teachers of missionary 
children in NasuU, Philippines. 

Hope Warwick '65 on furlough from mis- 
sionary work in Peru attended Wheaton sum- 
mer school and is taking a position with Pioneer 
Girls in the headquarters office this fall, also in 
Wheaton, 111. 

John '67 and Kiiby 
(Heglar) '64 Hills with 
their son Jonathan, in- 
cluded Bryan Hill on an 
eastern swing from 
Golden, Col. John is 
pastor of the Church of 
tile Open Door in Cold 
Creek Canyon and also works for the county on 
road construction. 

David '69 and Sue Crawford have returned 
to the States on an emergency furlough to 
establish a new relationship as missionaries 
under the Grand Rapids School of Bible and 
Music and their Missionary Fellowship Sponsors 
because of conflicting pohcies in their former 
association. They have been invited to resume 
their teaching at the Korean Bible College 
where Sue graduated. 

Robert Mathiesen '68 has been appointed 
assistant professor of history at Greenville 
College, Greenville, lU. He has recently been 
working on a doctoral program in Knoxville, 
Tenn., following his completion of require- 
ments for the M.A. from the University of 
Tennessee. Robert and his wife, Diane, have 
one son, Jeffrey. 

Also a new appointee to Greenville is 
Deborah Uphouse Wingard, assistant professor 
of physical education, who was a Bryan campus 
resident while her parents. Dr. and Mrs. 
Norman Uphouse were Bryan staff members in 


Willis Brownlee '57, a lawyer recently ap- 
pointed to the probate court, succumbed to a 
heart attack on August 26 in Detroit, Mich. 
Funeral services were on Aug. 30 in Wilham- 
ston, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Ann 
(Moore) x'58, and four children, Mary, Faith, 
Timothy, and Steven. 


Betty Ann Jamerson '59 to William Reed on 
July 24 at Brevard, N.C. 

Nancy Akins '6 1 to Leopoldo de Guerrero 
on June 26 at the CMA church in Puebla, 
Mexico. Leopoldo works for IBM of Mexico 
and Nancy will continue teaching at Puebla 
Christian School as first and second grade 
teacher this year with her missionary affiliation 
still under Central American Mission. 

Dale Edward Gibson '71 to Connie Ruth 
Blake '71 on June 26 at Caledonia Presbyterian 
Church in Knoxville, Tenn. 

Douglas James McKay to Rity Kay Hoske- 

vec, both '71, on May 18, in Bryan College 
Chapel in Dayton, just the day following their 

Keith Mace '71 to Rebecca Ann Hogan '71, 
on June 5, in Berryville, Virginia. 

Timothy Mark Boeddeker x'72 to Margaret 
Mary Botts, on May 15, in St. Louis, Mo. 

Kathleen Marie Wipplinger '70 to Michael 
Thomas Murphy on May 19, in Warrington, 

Mark Andrew Longnecker '72 to Nancy 
Ann Birch '70 on June 13, in Dalton, Ga. 


To William '59 and Theresa (Rynders) '61 
McKinley, a son, Paul Douglas, on May 3, at 
Whittier, California. They have an older son, 
Jonathan, IVi years. 

To John '61 and Joan (Dowell) x'64 
Rynders a surprise package-twin boys, Jeffrey 
Layne and Jamie Lynn, on July 22, in Miami, 
Fla. They have three older children, Lori 8, 
Darrin 5, and Jeanell 3. 

To Lowell '62 and Nancy (Sinn) Martin, a 
son, Philip Carl, on August 1, in Irving, Texas. 
The Martins have two other children, Kevin 6 
and Amy 3. This summer they assisted Rev. and 
Mrs. Henry Geiger in the program at Cedar 
Lake Camp in Livingston, Tenn. 

To Gail (Rose) '62 and Larry Lester has 
been added a daughter by adoption on May 7, 
Cherith Lynn was bom April 9, to be welcomed 
also by brother Allen. 

To Otis R. and Sandra (Shanks) x'62 Stone 
a son, Kurtis Shay on Aug. 7, 1971. Kurtis joins 
Kevin 6, Kandace AVi, and Kenton 1 yr. Otis is 
the pastor of die First Baptist Church, Kewan- 
na, Indiana. 

To Roger '64 and Dorothy (Hargreaves) '65 
Allen, a second daughter, Kimberly Sue on July 
31 to join her sister, Dana, who is 3. Roger is 
teaching 7th and 8th grade math and sciences in 
Marysville, Mich., and Dot is taking a leave of 
absence from teaching. 

To Wayne '64 and Phyllis (Frykman) '64 
Dixon, a son, Adam Clinton, on June 12 at 
Dayton. The Dixons have two daughters, Lisa 
and Suzanne. 

To Johnny and Patricia (Crandall) x'65 
Caldwell their first child, Tonya Beth, on March 
6 in Aurora, Colorado. In August they visited 
Bryan and Patty's sisters, Marilyn Crandall '70 
and Carolyn (Crandall) '70 Hays. 

To David x'66 and Phyllis (Bovey) x'68 
Bauer a daugliter, Stephanie Lynn, bom April 
29, and united to the Bauer family by a- 
doption. David is now working as associate 
director of Northwest Indiana Youth for Christ 
in Hobart, Indiana. Phyllis is a kindergarten 
teacher turned mother. 

To John '66 and Barbara Eastman, a daugh- 
ter, Lisa Dawn, on July 13, in Boca Raton, Fla., 
where John is assistant to his father at the Boca 
Raton Bible Church. 

To James '66 and Sharon (Johansen) x'69 
Bath their first child, Erin Jennifer, bom on 
August 1 1, in Dayton, Tenn. 

To D. G. x'67 and Elhe Haase, Jr., a son, 
Richard Andrew, on April 29, at Bon Air, 

To Daniel '69 and Dorothy (Miller) '68 Tilly 
a second son, David Andrew, on June 23 in 
Wilmore, Ky. His brother, Steven Daniel, is now 
two years old. 

To David '70 and Martha (Owsley) Haught 
'72 a daughter, Alison Paige, on August 8, in 
Dayton, Tenn. Martha plans to continue her 
work at Bryan this fall while David is teaching 
at Rhea Central High School. 

To Keith '70 and Charlene (Hogan) '71 
Kiser, a son, James Scott, on June 5, in Dayton, 


VOL. 4, No. 3 

Conserving the 
Moderate Estate 
in Distribution 

The distribution of moderate estates is 
concerned generally with transferring 
estate assets to the surviving spouse, and 
in turn to the children, withoui undue 
dissipation of the assets. Although lliis is 
usually accomplished througli a simple 
will, in some cases there may be more 
effective methods. 


Joint ownership of property and revo- 
cable trusts are common will substitutes, 
both of wliich have certain advantages 
and disadvantages. Although the revo- 
cable trust is sometimes used to avoid the 
expense of probate, trustees' and attor- 
neys' fees relating to trust management 
and distribution could exceed the cost of 
probate administration. The use of a 
revocable trust usually shortens the 
period between death and the distri- 
bution of the estate and may reduce the 
probate estate to a level which could 
qualify it for short administration. 

Even though a will substitute may be 
used for specific purposes, a will is 
advisable, also, to name personal repre- 
sentatives and guardians, to dispose of 
property which is not easily transferred 
by joint tenancy or trust, and to prevent 
intestate distribution of property which 
has not been effectively transferred to 
joint tenancy or trust. 


Simple pourover wills are used gener- 
ally to dispose of previously established 
living trusts which sometimes have com- 
plex provisions. The pourover will does 
not usually provide any tax-saving bene- 
fits. Its purpose is to provide privacy of 
disposition to persons whose affairs may 
be of interest to the public. 

The will wliich is probated reflects 
only the name of the executor, personal 
and estate guardians, specific bequests 
either minor in nature or intended to be 
public, and distribution of the residuary 
estate to "a trust." The actual distri- 

September, 1971 

bulion through Ihe "trust" is not revealed 
lo the general public. 


Marital-deduction planning may not 
appear significant in small or moderate 
estates since there is no estate tax unless 
the estate exceeds .$60,000 and if the 
spouse is alive, the tax is usually very 
small in estates up to $130,000. However, 
life insurance can quickly swell the estate 
to a point where estate tax becomes 
significant. Also, if both spouses should 
die in a common disaster, all property in 
the estate may be subject to tax consider- 

Almost any estate has the potential of 
reaching a level where marital-deduction 
planning could be significant. This likeli- 
hood could easily exist in the estate of a 
younger person who has developed a 
good plan for estate creation. 

A simple will requires continuing 
counsel, review, and updating as circum- 
stances develop and change. There may 
be a significant difference in cost, ini- 
tially, of developing a sound, detailed 
plan to exploit the marital deduction as 
compared to the cost of a plan that is 
designed to be continually reviewed and 
readjusted. A simple wiJl may be ad- 
visable, because a marital-deduction plan 
can complicate a smaller estate if the 
testator dies before his estate has had 
time to develop. _ 

Any estate, small or large, can be 
subject to comphcations created by unan- 
ticipated circumstances. Most compli- 
cations, however, caa be avoided or les- 
sened through careful planning. Estate 
planning is not a case for '"do-it- 
yourself." Seek good counsel in which 
you have confidence. Our booklets con- 
cerning wills may help you to be knowl- 
edgeable of various possibDities which 
you may discuss with your professional 
estate-planning counselor. Send tlie cou- 
pon below for your free booklets. 

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Awarded National Honors 

Three Bryan faculty members who 
were chosen as Outstanding Educators of 
America for 1971 are Dr. John B. Bart- 
lett, academic dean; Dr. R. Allen Killen, 
associate professor of Bible and plrilo- 
sophy, 1969-71; and Mrs. Robert M. 
Sheddan, dean of counselling services and 
student aid officer. 

Dr. Bartlett holds the B.A. and M.F.A. 
from Bob Jones University and the Ph.D. 
from Oliio State University. He was in- 
structor in speech and dean of men at 
Bryan from 1956 to 1960 and returned 
to Bryan in 1970. This summer he con- 
ducted a study tour for four weeks on the 
continent of Europe with a party of 32 

Dr. R. Allen Killen hsts the following 
degrees: B.S. from Wheaton College, 111., 
B.D. from Faith Theological Seminary; 
Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, 
and Th.D. from The Free University of 
Amsterdam, Holland. He taught philo- 
sophy and Bible for two years at Bryan 
but has accepted a position to teach this 
fall at the Reformed Theological Semi- 
nary in Jackson, Miss. He is being re- 
placed at Bryan by Dr. Robert Mounts 
who is transferring from that Seminary. 

Mrs. Sheddan, an alumna of Bryan 
with the B.S. in business administration, 
also holds the master of M.Ed, from the 
University of Chattanooga. She teaches 
business courses part time and ad- 
ministers the testing program of the 
college along with her duties as director 
of student aid and counselling services. 

Outstanding Educators of America is 
an annual awards program honoring dis- 
tinguished men and women for their ^ 
exceptional service, achievements, and 
leadership in the field of education. Selec- 
tions are made on the basis of recom- 
mendations by the institution with which 
they are affiliated. 

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Pictured above are the members of the Bryan European Tour Party as they gathered in the New 
York airport for the overseas flight. 

In the front row kneeling are: Christine Page, Huntsville, Ala.; Betsy Senter, Greenville, S.C; 
Celia Dixon, Dayton, Tn.; Linda Crews, Athens, Tn.; Ellen Cox, Athens, Tn.; and Betty Hodges, 
Dayton, Tn. 

Second row standing are: Catherine Eckles, Marina, Cal.; Dr. T. C. Mercer; Mrs. Reita Hall, 
Athens, Tn.; Mrs. Alice Mercer; Sandra Gibson, Erianger, Ky.; Mrs. Crews, Athens, Tn.; Mrs. J. J. 
Rodgers and Dr. J. J. Rodgers, Dayton, Tn.; Don White, York, Neb.; Mrs. Ruth Bartlett, Dayton, 
Tn.; Richard Daugherty, Dayton, Tn.; Muriel Marshall, Ottawa Lake, Mich.; Dr. John Bartlett, 
Dayton; and Barbara McCarrell, Glenview, Illinois. 

Back row: Jennifer Bartlett, Dayton; Bonita Shumaker, Northumberland, Pa.; Glen Tallent, 
Spring City, Tn.; Sheila Mercer, Kirkwood, N.J.; Karen Brodsky, Fincastle, Va.; Mrs. Eugene Cox, 
Athens, Tn.; Elaine Purser, Dayton, Tn.; David Mercer, Dayton; and John Mercer, Dayton; Mrs. 
Dale Carter and Dr. Dale Carter, Chattanooga, Tn. 

Dr. Killen Mrs. Sheddan 

Major points of literary, historic, and 
fine arts interests were visited in seven 
European countries by the Bryan College 
party of thirty-two students, faculty, 
administrators, alumni, and other Bryan 
associates on the first Bryan College 
study abroad seminar. Twenty members 
of the group earned college credit for one 
or both of the courses taught in world 
literature and fine arts for a total of six 
hours credit. 

The thirty-one day tour was directed 
by Dr. John Bartlett, academic dean, who 
also supervised the fine arts study pro- 
gram. World hterature instruction was 
handled by Dr. Theodore Mercer, college 
president. Both were accompanied by 
their wives and other members of their 

A highlight of the seminar was a visit 
to Berlin. Students began to feel the 
tension of the communist regime during 
the flight from Frankfort. The heavy 
restrictions imposed in the air corridor in 
many cases result in very choppy flying. 
Seeing the contrast between communist- 

controlled East Germany and the com- 
parative freedom of the western sector is 
a shocking experience to any traveler. 
When one passes through "Checkpoint 
Charhe," he immediately feels stifled by 
the restrictions of the East. A visit such as 
this to a communist country makes one 
doubly appreciative of the American heri- 

Dr. Bartlett maintains that among the 
best learning experiences a student can 
have today are such on-the-spot visits as 
the Bryan European Study Tour af- 
forded. A student may read texts, look at 
pictures, and hear lectures about places 
and things; but seeing the originals of the 
world's great masterpieces of art and archi- 
tecture, visiting great literary shrines and 
the cradles of great civilizations gives 
impressions that can only be derived from 
such a tour. 

The thirty-two travelers returned to 
the States weary in body, refreshed and 
stimulated intellectually, and grateful to 
God for our great American nation. 


"Christ Above Ail" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Robert E. Sheddan Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 





October-November-December 1971 

Number 2 

( Fish Service Program 
I Initiated by Students 

LasI wiiilci during llic Spiriliial Life 
Coiifeience al Ihc College, many sludenls 
expressed a desire lo share their Christian 
love witli (he community of Daylon. Tiie 
realization that Christ was concerned 
with the social and personal needs as well 
as spiritual development ol His followers 
raised a vital question, "How can we, as 
believers, show our love in an outreach 
that will be both relevant and meaningful 
to this community?" This was the inquiry 
thai gave birth to the "Fish" program at 
Bryan this year. 

The Fish organization, conceived and 
operated by students, is sponsored by 
Bryan's Missions In Action (MIA). The 
officers providing the leadership and 
motivation for the student participation 
are as follows: president, David Wolfe. 
Sheldon, Iowa; vice-president, Jim 
Fitzgerald, Richmond, Va.; and secretary, 
Yvonne Jenkins, Beaver, W. Va. 

Fish is designed to channel the stu- 
dents' concern into actual service to the 
people of the community of Dayton. 
More than one-fourth of the student 
body have committed themselves to par- 
ticipate in over seventeen services, includ- 
ing companionsliip for the elderly by way 
of taking them for drives around the city 
and reading to shut-ins; Big Brother/Sister 
relationships with neglected children or 
children whose homes cannot offer them 
the inlluence of both a mother and 
father; blood donation; tutoring elemen- 
tary and high school students; and emer- 
gency services such as baby-sitting, trans- 
portation, and house cleaning for the 

Fish volunteers answered 28 calls in 
the first four-week period to do yard 
work, baby-sitting, house cleaning, paint- 
ing, and tutoring. Fish services are otTered 
free of charge to the recipient. The 












An aclion-packcd throe-day confer- 
ence on the Christian life is scheduled for 
January 24-26 to open the second semes- 
ter. This conference has been planned to 
combine the essential elements of the 
annual Bible and former FMF confer- 
ences into an inlcgraied program both to 
nourish the inner spiritual life and to 
inspire overt response to the Great Com- 
mission of Jesus Christ. This new combi- 
nation program is an experiment growing 
out of recommendations made by mis- 
sionary executives participating in the 
1970-71 FMF conference. 

The three major speakers for the 
January meetings are Rev. John W. P. 
Oliver, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, 
Augusta, Ga.; Dr. Warren Webster, general 
director, Conservative Baptist Foreign 
Mission Society, Wheaton, 111.; and Dr. 
Don Hillis, associate director. The Evan- 
gelical Alliance Mission. Wheaton, III. 

Mr. Oliver's messages will deal with the 
kind of spiritual life which is necessary to 
enable the believer to respond to the 



gratitude shown by those helped has been 
greatly rewarding, a perfect example of 
Acts 20:35b, "It is more blessed to give 
than to receive." 

The response of Dayton city leaders 
has also been very enthusiastic. In a 
chapel program this fall, several promi- 
nent citizens extended a welcome to the 
Fish. They expressed surprise and genuine 
pleasure at seeing young people interested 
in aiding their community and elicited 
the hope that this organization will foster 
even better relations between the town 
and college. 

As Dr. Theodore Mercer, president of 
Bryan, said, "Bryan College is a part of 
the Dayton community, and the Fish 
program is a way of showing it."' 

(jreal ( ommission. Dr. \S'jIj.1ci jnd Dr. 
Hillis will locus primarily on the promo- 
tion of missions and the carrying out of 
an oven Christian witness. The emplu.sis 
will be world mi.ssions individual f>crson- 
al witnessing in a non-vocational conlexl 
as well as the kinds of Christian service 
generally denominated as home missions 
and foreign missions. 

Approximately 20 mission boards and 
other organizations have been invited to 
send an official representative to the 
conference. Besides the three main speak- 
ers for the public meetings, many others, 
including exhibitors, students, faculty, 
administrators, and visitors, will partici- 
pate in a variety of ways in discussion 
groups, testimonies, and informal coun- 

The conference both in its planning 
and execution is the joint responsibility 
of the student organization, Missions in 
Action (successor to the Foreign Missions 
Fellowship chapter), and the college ad- 
ministration. Missions in Action is dedi- 
cated to world evangelism, on the premise 
that Christian students will respond posi- 
tively to the commands of Jesus Christ 
when confronted with the reality of His 
power in the personal life and with the 
spiritual need in the world around them. 
Two programs sponsored by MIA are Fish 
and the Summer Missions project. 
Through Fish, students have an opportu- 
nity to show love in action in the local 
community; through Summer Missions, a 
more global context is achieved. 

The intensive schedule will include 
three major addresses daily, a discussion 
period, and a generous allowance of time 
for viewing the e.xliibits and films and for 
interviews and counseling with the exliibi- 
tors whose organizations are participating 
in the conference. The format of the 
conference makes it a kind of mini- 

The conference is open to prospective 
students, families of students, and friends 
of the college. Those wishing a detailed 
program may request a schedule by writ- 
ing MIA. Brvan Collese. Davton. Tenn. 


At their fall meeting on Oct. 4. the 
board of trustees accepted preliminary 
plans for a college chapel to be built as a 
memorial to the late President Emeritus, 
Dr. Judson A. Rudd. and authorized the 
development of these plans for use in a 
program of promotion to raise funds for 
this five-year project estimated at an 
overall cost, including furnishings, of 
5500,000. Conceived by the alumni as- 
sociation, the building has been designed 
to serve both as a college chapel, symbol- 
izing the spiritual commitment of the 
institution, and as a fine arts center for 
the growing music department until ex- 
pansion makes possible a separate fine 
arts building. 

Keefer Made Trustee 

Dr. Karl E. Keefer, Jr., dean of the 
School of Education of the University of 
Tennessee at Martin, was elected to the 
board of trustees and has been assigned to 
serve on the academic affairs committee 
of the board. Dr. Keefer was academic 
dean of Bryan 1957-66, and his two sons, 
Karl III and Thomas, are Bryan alumni. 

Arnold Village Purchased 

The purchase of Arnold Village, the 
married students' housing area adjacent 
to the campus, was authorized, with 
transfer of the property taking place 
November 1. This complex of eight build- 
ings with twenty apartments was devel- 
oped beginning in 1960 by Mrs. E. B. 
Arnold and her daughter, Mrs. Frank 
Cowden. Sr., both of Dayton. Mrs. 
Arnold is a founder of the college and 
served as a trustee from 1949-69, becom- 
ing trustee emeritus in February 1970. 
Mrs. Arnold served as secretary of the 
board, a position also held by her late 
husband in his lifetime. Arnold Village is 
successor to Trailerville of the 1940's and 
1950"s, an area developed on campus for 
married students after World War II. 

Tuition Increased 

A tuition increase of S90 per semester 
effective with the 1972-73 academic year 
was voted, subject to whatever modifica- 
tions may grow out of the present federal 
program of wage and price control. As a 
part of their fall meeting, the trustees 
were involved in sessions relating to the 
institutional self-study, which is the heart 
of the reaffirmation of accreditation pro- 
cess culminating in 1973. The winter 
meeting of the board will be held 
February 28-29. 

Trustee Hoyt Completes 
25-Year Term at Bryan 

Dr. Herman Hoyt of Winona Lake, 
Ind., was honored recently with a certifi- 
cate of merit for twenty-five years of 
service to Bryan College as a trustee. At 
the time of his resignation in October 
from active service on the board. Dr. 
Hoyt was the trustee with the longest 
term of service. In resigning, Dr. Hoyt 
cited the dilTiculty of continuing active 
service on the Bryan board in view of his 
increasing responsibilities of Grace 
Schools, which include both Grace Col- 
lege and Grace Theological Seminary. He 
was voted trustee emeritus in apprecia- 
tion of his long and faithful trustee 
service to the college. 

The connection of the Hoyt family 
with Bryan dates back to its early years. 
Three of his brothers and one sister 
attended Bryan, and another brother was 
a French and linguistic teacher— Solon 
x"43, a missionary in Argentina; Lowell 
'42, a pastor and mathematics teacher 
who lives in Hartville, Ohio; Eldon x'50, a 
resident of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Char- 
lotte x'47, now Mrs. Forest Lance, a 
pastor's wife in Montclair, Calif. The 
French professor. Garner, is now teaching 
at The King's College in New York state. 

Prior to the establishment of Grace 
College in the 1950's, Bryan drew up- 
wards of half of its students from the 
Grace Brethren Church, which is the 
popular name of the National Fellowship 
of Brethren Churches, with which Dr. 
Hoyt and Grace Schools are affiliated. 


Wallace P. Haggard, prominent business- 
man of Americus, Ga., and a founder of 
Bryan College on August 28. He is survived 
by his wife, the former Roberta Schoolfield, 
of Pikeville, Tenn., who was a student in 
Bryan's first class. 

Mrs. Ethel Schild Stansbury, wife of 
Bryan's business manager, Russell V. Stans- 
bury, and school teacher in Dayton for 40 
years, on Nov. 16. 

Mrs. Gladys Morgan Duncan, retired Sale 
Creek high school librarian and teacher and 
an early librarian at Bryan, also on Nov. 16. 

Advisory Committee 
Organized for 1972 

In a recent meeting held at the college, 
the Rhea County Advisory Committee 
was organized for 1972 with the follow- 
ing officers elected: Ben Purser, president 
of Dayton Bank and Trust Co., chairman; 
W. C. Hilleary, president of Southern Silk 
Mills, vice chairman; Philip Hall, Dayton 
area Texaco distributor, secretary- 
treasurer; and Martel Gamble, Spring City 
Motor Co., and John Beard, Beard- 
Walters Ford Co., members of the execu- 
tive committee. Mr. Hilleary and Mr. 
Gamble are from Spring City and the 
other officers from Dayton. Composed of 
some fifty businessmen of the county, 
the Committee adopted for its immediate 
project the raising of funds to pay for the 
furnishings in the new women's dormi- 
tory now nearing completion. 

The Advisory Committee was original- 
ly organized in 1957 and took as its first 
project the raising of $15,000 to renovate 
the present college dining room. C. P. 
Swafford, Dayton attorney and now a 
trustee of the college, was chairman of 
that first committee. Since that time the 
committee has been instrumental in rais- 
ing funds for many college projects, its 
most recent project being the official 
residence of the college built in 1968-69 
and named Rliea House in honor of the 
Committee. Although not functioning 
within the committee framework, many 
members of this committee were actively 
involved in the 1968-69 accreditation 
drive in which $300,000 was raised to 
offset expenditures accumulated in the 
accreditation process. 

July 22-28, 1972 

The 1972 summer conference spon- 
sored by the Bryan Alumni Association 
has booked the following speakers for its 
one-week program in July: 

John Reed '52, associate professor of 
practical theology at Dallas Theological 
Seminary, who will be the Bible expositor 
and will give a speech recital on Sunday 
afternoon, July 23; 

Kenneth Campbell '56, Canadian evan- 
gelist and Bible teacher, who founded the 
Campbell-Reese Evangehstic Association; 

James Reese '56, baritone vocalist and 
trombonist who serves with Ken Camp- 


Biblical Studies and Philosophy 

Dr. Kcnnelh (). (iniigcl, piorcssm ol 
Cliiisti;in lickiciilion and cliairinan of Ihc 
depaitmenl al Trinily Evangelical Divin- 
ity School in Deerfickl, 111., was llic gnesl 
speaker for (he Bryan lecture series spon- 
sored by the division ol 
Bililical studies and 
philosophy. Dr. 
Gangel's lecture pro- 
gram was sponsored by 
the foundation which 
supports the Stalcy Dis- 
tinguished Christian 
Scholar lectures to 
"propagate the Gospel 
of Jesus Christ in its historical and scrip- 
tural fullness." 

For his Bryan talks Dr. Gangel chose 
the theme, "The Task of the Church in 
Contemporary Society." In three morn- 
ing chapel messages he dealt with the 
local church as related to its Biblical 
legacy. Biblical leadership, and Biblical 
love. Friends in the area also shared in the 
evening messages dealing with "You and 
Your Spiritual Gifts," and "Crisis at 
Conviction Gap." 

My World is Changing 

./(///// Iliiiii, picMdciii III S/iii/i'iii Si'iiaw 

Dr. Gangel 

A lillle over Ihrce years ago when I 
enlcicd Bryan as a rrcshrnaii, I was 
looking at Bryan, life, and socicly from a 
rather dislorlcd perspective. I have dis- 
covered iliai like many 
others who were in my 
silualion, I was living in 
a candy-apple world. As 
I was living from mo- 
menl lo moment, I saw ^^ 
life as a game, and col- ^^^k /| 
lege seemed lo be a HBBBL^I 
ralher exciting recess John Mam 
from reality. Like most of my peers, I 
developed an attitude of rebellion against 
any restrictions that were placed upon 
me-especially those which seemed lo 
have survived from prehistoric times. 

As time progressed, so did i. My 
thinking began to include not only today 
but also yesterday and tomorrow as well. 
1 realized that liiough 1 attended a Chris- 
tian college, it was not going to make me 
Christian. When I began to study God's 
Word, I began to find some meaning in 
life, some purpose in my everyday tasks. 
But it too only made me question more 
the motives of others and especially what 

Bryan was trying lo do. l-'or Ihc ncxi Iwo 
years 1 lailcd lo sec whal ihc norms ol 
this socicly had lo do wiih being C'hrts- 

Socicly has changed much over lhc»c 
Ihrcc years and so has Bryan. However, 
neither ol tiicm have changed as much as 
I have. I can now understand some ol Ihc 
Ihings that seemed irrational as a fresh- 
man. I now am an advocate o( change not 
because my desires are being rcsincled. 
but because there is a real need lor Bryan 
t<j stand for and leach some tangible 
Biblical principles ralher than some unre- 
lated traditions which cannot be under- 
stood by students. The college has made 
some tremendous progress in both its 
physical plant and faculty. There arc 
some real men of God at Bryan who are 
concerned lor the total development of 
its students and I appreciate very much 
ihe job they are doing. God has used 
Bryan to help me in many ways, and I 
believe He wants me lo help ii while I am 
here. I hope everyone involved with Ihe 
school will realize how much is being 
done now, and how much more could be 
done if we would all work together. 

Literature and Modem Languages ^\^^\^ Jq U f SClieClUleCl; NBW RObSS SOUgHt 

Another academic lecture series sched- 
uled for this year will be sponsored by 
the division of literature and modern 
languages on April 6 and 7. Dr. Ernest 
Lee, a Bryan graduate of 1952 and a 
linguist who has been working in Vietnam 
under Wycliffe Bible Translators, will be 
the visiting lecturer. He and his family are 
making their furlough home in Columbus, 

The ten-day spring tour lor the Bryan 
Concert Choir, directed by Dr. J. J. 
Greasby, head of the music department, 
will begin Friday. March 24, with an 
appointment at the Horton Heights Free 
Will Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn. 
On Sunday morning they will sing at the 
Forrest City (Ark.) Baptist Church and 

Science Museum Receives Gift Rock Collection 

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Castle of Dayton 
recently gave a collection of rocks to 
Bryan College Natural Science Museum, 
of which Dr. Willard L. Henning, head of 
the division of natural sciences, is curator. 
Mrs. Castle is a Bryan graduate of 1962 
who teaches at Rhea Central High School. 
The Castles spent the past summer and 
fall on a collecting trip in the northern 
Rocky Mountains mainly in Wyoming 
and Colorado. 

According to Dr. Henning, the follow- 
ing minerals were added to the Bryan 
collection of rocks to be used mainly in 
the geological studies of the physical 
science survey course: fern agate, black 

and turritella agates and an intrusive 
quartz vein; purple and white amethyst 
crystals, medium quartz crystals, large 
and unusual feld-spar crystals: and fossils 
of petrified wood, palm tree trunk and 
part of a whale bone (from CaliforniaV 
Of special interest is a "Volcanic bomb." 
nearly as large as a baseball which came 
from Washington state. It consists of a 
large angular central core of olivine and 
chert surrounded by a very hard but 
round coat of reddish basalt. 

The Science Division acknowledged 
appreciation to the Castles for these 
interesting and helpful collector's items. 

on Sunday evening at the First t\angeli- 
cal Church in Memphis, Tenn. Plans are 
being laid for a swing into Texas with 
appointments in Dallas, returning on the 
following week end through Louisiana 
and Mississippi. 

The program will include a wide vari- 
ety of selections including a cappella 
music from the Renaissance period 
through hymn settings and experimental 
music of today. Forty-four students will 
comprise the touring choir, which also 
includes the madrigal singers. 

The choir personnel are undertaking to 
earn and soHcit funds to purchase sixty 
new choir robes to replace those that 
have been used for the past fourteen 
years for both local and tour concerts. 
Contributions for the robe fund have 
been made by members, parents, and 
former choir members. 

Any requests for tour appointments or 
local week end engagements may be 
directed to Miss Sue Nolan. Bryan Col- 
leae. Davton. Tn. 37321. 

Two new tennis courts were completed recently as pictured above with the gymnasium in full view 
in the background. The balmy fall season has promoted continued use of these courts for 
scheduled matches as well as individual enjoyment. 


The Bryan soccer team ended their 
1971 season with a 2-9 season, but did 
finish strong as they won two out of the 
last three games. Nine records were bro- 
ken by the Lions and opponents during 
the year, two individual records and nine 
team records. 

Ray Locy, a junior, broke two individ- 
ual records while playing in the goal. 
Against Alabama he had 21 saves to set a 
new record for saves in a single game, and 
for the year he had 1 53 to set a record in 

Wolfe Sets New Records 
In Four Running Events 

The cross country season at Bryan was 
highlighted by the outstanding success of 
junior Dave Wolfe from Sheldon, Iowa, 
who was first place runner in nine out of 
ten meets and broke several records in- 
cluding two of his own. 

On October 2 he set a new Bryan 
course record with a two-second improve- 
ment over Russ Karvonen's record of 
1968 and three weeks later at Bryan's 
Invitational Meet he cut off one more 
second for a time of 15:36 on the 
three-mile course. 

He was also a pace setter for a new 
record on the Carson-Newman course in 
Jefferson City, Tenn., at their four-way 
invitational in October when he improved 
the course record he had set earlier. 

In the 17-mile marathon run to Spring 
City on November 13, Wolfe averaged 
5:55 per mile for a total time of 1 hour, 
40 minutes, 35 seconds to improve his 
own 1970 record by over five minutes. 

At the National Association of Inter- 
collegiate Athletics regional meet in Nash- 
ville, he placed eighth to earn an invita- 
tion to the national competition of 
NAIA, held at Liberty, Mo. on Nov. 20. 

that category. Dave Gerard, '69, had 
previously held both records. 

Team-wise many records were broken, 
both good and bad. Opponents took 419 
shots at the goal to break the old record 
of 227. Tennessee Temple shot 55 times 
to set a new game record, and Bryan shot 
48 times against Athens College to break 
their old mark. Bryan scored 24 goals this 
year for a new record, but their foes got 
62 to exceed another previous record. St. 
Bernard and Tennessee Temple tied with 
1 1 goals each for the most goals in a 

The record was set for both the most 
saves in a season and in a single game as 
Bryan had 185 for the year and 25 
against the University of Alabama at 
Huntsville. The last mark to fall was for 
the most corner kicks in a season as the 
Lions' opponents took 67. 

The Lions will only lose three seniors, 
Paul Peterson, Tim Kimmel, and Larry 
Jacobsen from this year's team. The 1972 
outlook is already bright for Coach Jim 
Bath as there will be a solid nucleus to 
build upon with some hopeful new pros- 

At this event in competition with over 
330 outstanding runners from all over the 
U. S., he finished 110th on a hilly 
five-mile course in a time just two min- 
utes, forty-five seconds behind the 
national champion for 1971. He was third 
among East Tennessee runners. 

In spite of individual successes, includ- 
ing the tie for first place in one meet by 
Jim Steele, sophomore of Dayton, and 
more individual improvement among 
squad members than any year that Coach 
Jake Matthes recalls, the season's results 
were a hapless 1-9 win-loss tally. With 
undaunted optimism for the future. 
Coach Matthes points out that this sea- 
son's number one, two, and three run- 
ners, Wolfe, Steele, and Mark Thoreson, 
of St. Charles, Minn., will be returning 
next fall. 


The 1971-72 basketball season for the 
Bryan College Lions will be a rebuilding 
year. With the graduation of Steve 
Roddy the leading scorer in the confer- 
ence and one of the top rebounders for 
the last three years, a big void was left 
under the Lions' basket. Returning for 
the Lions are five lettermen to provide 
the nucleus for rebuilding— Phil Long, 
6"4'" senior, Johnstown, Ohio; R. T. 
Barker, 6'2" senior, Hazard, Ky.; Woody 
Duncan, 6'I" sophomore, Oliver Springs, 
Tenn.; Wayne McPherson, 5' 10" sopho- 
more, Calhoun, Ky.; and David Eldridge, 
5' 10" sophomore, Soddy, Tenn. Several 
freshmen and transfer students are also 
being counted upon to contribute toward 
making the year a successful one. 

The demanding 1971-72 schedule in- 
cludes such teams as Union University in 
Jackson and several Volunteer State Ath- 
letic Conference schools, along with the 
reorganized Southern Christian Athletic 

Christmas Season Events 

The Christmas banquet with its formal 
dress and candlelight held on Decem- 
ber 11 as an annual event in the college 
dining room featured the Rev. James H. 
Patterson, pastor of the Westminster Pres- 
byterian Church of Atlanta, Ga., as 
speaker. Mr. Patterson is a graduate of 
Wheaton College with a B. A. and of 
Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary 
with the B. D. degree. 

The decorations for the festive Christ- 
mas theme were prepared by the adult 
education class taught by Mrs. Bryan 
Elder of Dayton, who also taught a 
course in decoupage earlier in the season. 

The usual attractive buffet tables were 
prepared by Bryan's caterer, Professional 
Food-Service Management, directed this 
year by Ernest Buff. 

The Bryan concert choir presentation 
of The Christmas Story by Ron Nelson 
was given in the chapel on Sunday after- 
noon, Dec. 12, under the direction of Dr. 
J. Greasby, professor of music. Brent 
Ferguson, junior, of Trenton, Ga., was 
the male soloist who along with the choir 
was accompanied by the brass choir and 
tympani, directed by William Boyd, 
assistant professor of music. 

The final thematic event before Christ- 
mas was the Service of Lessons and Carols 
which has become an annual Bryan 
family tradition presenting the story of 
the birth of our Lord in Scripture lessons 
and familiar carols illustrated by slides of 
art masterpieces. The program featured 
musical groups from the college including 
the choir, choralaires (women's voices), 
madrigals, and small ensembles in the 
candlelit chapel. 

The Bryanette 



. , . has been closely as- 
socialeil Willi Ihe 
school iiol only tluring 
sliident clays but also 
since his graduation; 

. . . served (wo years as a 
clerk-typist in the U. S. 

. . . taughl school one year 
in .lacksonville, Tla.; 

. . . obtained his master's 
degree at the Universi- 
ty of Tennessee in 

...returned to Bryan in 196 1 

faculty member where he continued as head 
of the department; 

. . . received his Ph.D. in English in March 1971; 

. . . is author of several articles and editor of the 
self-study report being prepared for Bryan's 
reaffirmation of accreditation of the South- 
ern Association of College.s and Schools; 

. . . is an educator with a keen interest in 
Bryan's intellectual development; 

. . . has become a favorite among students and 
teachers as a faithful instructor, a diligent 
servant of the Lord in home, church, and 
college, and a dependable friend with high 
ideals and warm concern for others . . . 


Alumnus Cornelius receives plaque 
from President Westgate. 



Dr. Irving Jensen, professor of Bible, is 
presently writing a series of Self-study guides 
on all the books of the Bible. Publislier of these 
paperbacks is Moody Press. To date the follow- 
ing books have been published (available at 
most Bible bookstores): Genesis. Exodus, Levit- 
icus, Numbers-Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges- 
Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings (and Chron- 
icles), 2 Kings (and Chronicles), Ezra- 
Nehemiah-Esther, Psalms, Isaiah-Jeremiah. 
Ezekiel-Daniel, Life of Christ. Luke, John, 
Acts, Romans, Hebrews, 1 and 2 Peter, Revela- 
tion. These may be ordered from Dr. Jensen at 
35 per cent discount from the SI. 50 price. 

Other books published earlier may also be 
ordered at the same discount as follows: Acts: 
An Inductive Study, (hard cover), $5.95;/"*- 
pendent Bible Study (hard cover), $4.95; Enjoy 
Your Bible, $.50; Numbers (Everyman's Bible 
Commentary), $.95; Joshua (Everyman's Bible 
Commentary). $.95; and Jeremiah (Everyman's 
Bible Commentary), $.95. 


Homecoming was great! 
from the basketball game 
when Ihe old "pros" de- 
feated Ihe intramural "all 
stars" in a I'riday evening 
fun time which included 
introductions of the 
1971-72 Lions of basket- 
ball fame and a half-hour 
concert by the 37-piece 
Symphonic band to Ihe 
alumni-student vesper hour 
of music and inspiration on 
Sunday afternoon. 
Highlights for Saturday started with Brunch 
on the bluff, which because of fog and damp- 
ness turned out to he a cozy ham and eggs 
"cook-in" with homemade rolls served in the 
Skyline conference dining room. Reports were 
made by President Mercer on enrollment pro- 
gress, faculty improvement, and trustee deci- 
sions and by Mr. Keener, director of develop- 
ment, who presented the plan for the Alumni 
Homecoming Telethon. A brief business meet- 
ing with .secretary's and treasurer's reports, 
discussion of plans to promote the Rudd 
Memorial Chapel project, recognition of two 
honorary alumni-Mrs. Betty Wynsema of 
Dayton, and Mrs. Mary Lee Kenyon of Miami, 
Ha. -and letters of appreciation to Dr. Herman 
Hoyt for his long term of trustee service and to 
Mrs. Vincent Ross for the brunch preparations. 
The Homecoming parade of floats showed 
enthusiastic participation by the students in 
welcoming alumni and was climaxed with the 
crowning of the Homecoming Queen Martha 
Jones, senior of Abbeville, S. C. Three former 
queens also took part in the day's events: 1970. 
Gail Hamilton, Jamestown. N. Y.; 1969. Nancy 
Birch Longnecker, Dayton, Tenn.; and 1968, 
Kathy Avery, Dayton, Tenn. 

The Alumnus of the Year announced else- 
where was a main feature of Homecoming 
banquet along with the speaker. Dr. ,\lan 
Johnson '57, who is an assistant professor of 
Biblical studies at Wheaton College. 

The Sunday afternoon vesper climaxed a 
full week end with its theme of praise as Dave 
Llewellyn '66 provided continuity for the 
musical selections of the choir, the madrigals, 
and alumni vocalists. 

Alumni Telethon 

Watch for more news about the .-Mumni 
Telethon begun at Homecoming and now being 
continued through the area chapters. More than 
$6,000 in "faith promises" as five-year commit- 
ments to the Rudd Memorial Chapel project 
fund were added at Homecoming, and re- 
sponses from those called are still coming in. .At 
press time the total is near $40,000 toward the 
$100,000 alumni goal. 



John lie KfrtMrl \"M rcpodcd f^inxi tonlacl-. 
in (iiad liip', during; Iht- summer in Ccnlral 
African Kepublic, (it\ one Irip Ihcy (cached 20 
vijjaccs and preached lo a l<i(al of 5.50 umh 
Over 40 pfofc>.Mon>i of (ailh in Chrul were 
made and several backsliders rnadc lhin^« riKhi 
Willi (he Lord. John anticipates (urlou^ in Ihc 
near future, perhaps before Chrislmas lo be 
wilh his children, John W. Jr., '67 who n 
leaching al a rural school in Ihc iJayton, Tenn,, 
area, and Diane (dcRo^scI) 'dA Mardin as svcll i-, 
her husband l.ainai, and daughter. Julie, who 
live in Oliver Springs, Icnn. 

Margaret Ann .McKinnon >'.'4I had a busy 
schedule of summer camp activities including 
teens and later family camp in Ihc Philippines 
Her stories lell of some real problems but alv; 
victories in lives surrendered lo Chrisl, 'IJiis fall 
she is leaching llihic in Cagayan in Ihc college 
and one high school. She conducts a "Oucslion 
of Ihe Week" program discussion in connection 
wilh a book table display set up in Ihc snacl 
bar. June 1972 is the prospective furlough dale 

George '48 and Alice fNorlhrup) '45 Birch 
made a three sveeks' Irip lo Ihc Slates from 
Jamaica in order lo attend Ihc weddings of 
their daughter Nancy '70 to Mark l-fjngneckcr 
in Dalton. Ga., and Iheir son John lo Bonnie 
Snook in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. They returned 
lo Jamaica on June 23, their own 26th wedding 

Wanda Burcham '49 included Bryan on her 
summer itinerary and assisted wilh missionary 
messages on India al the Bible conference. She 
plans for fall courses at Marshall L'nivcrsily in 
Huntington, W. Va. 

Robert rre\) '5: 
and Lavana (Tullerj 'f'l 
1^ .^JiO,''!^ Williams of .Mesquile. 

^t ' MC/l 'y-x~ ' Te:^as. wilh their 
j^B lfte[ daughters, Becky and 

^^ ^Er Karen, visited Bryan in 

.August. Tex is business 
manager of a land de- 
velopment company, 
the Holly Lake Ranch, 
and Lavana is secretary to the Chamber of 
Commerce of .Mesquite. TJiey are active in the 
Town East Baptist Church. 

Paul '54 and .Mary fWiggans) x'56 Maisteller 
have a busy schedule at Belem. Para. Brazil. 
where Paul has supervised the construction of a 
new hangar including shop and office, but the 
roof is still not finished. Recently Paul and 
their older son. Phihp and three other men with 
an Indian guide took a ten-day trek by plane, 
canoe, and foot. They found people svith a 
different language who are to be visited by 
another missionan'. .-V Translation Workshop 
was scheduled to be held on the base so the 
library load has increased for .Mary. She is also 
aviation secretary, and often entertains com- 
pany tor meals in addition to the routine of 
family cares. 

John "54 and Janice (Brown) '53 MiescI are 
located in Drome. France, as they continue 
their printing ministry of French tracts and 
other literature. Their daughter, Brenda is Using 
in Racine. Wis., with a Christian family for her 
last year in high schooL 

Carole E. Miesel "57 receised the master of 
arts degree in special education: rehabihlation 
counseling at the University of^ -Northern Colo- 
rado in May. 

Joseph Henry '55 has recently moved in 
Phoenix. .Arizona, to a small house on the 
property of the Christ Chapel with which he is 

Bob and Joy (Leslie) '56 Bostrom of Rock- 
ville, Md. and family of three children spent a 
week of summer vacation camping at a state 
park in eastern .Maryland. They contributed 
their afternoons and evenines to ministry with 

migrant workers from Florida who help harvest 
crops. Activities were planned for the children 
in the afternoon and evangelistic services in the 
evening. Their home church, Rockville Bible 
Church, is very active in its outreach which this 
fall will include a Christian Day Care Center to 
accommodate 150 children. 

Pictured at the , a. ". 

right are Ann .. " V. ' 

(Moore) \ ' 5 8 
Brownlee and her 
four children. Mary, 
Faith, Timothy and 
Steven, taken when 
they attended a 
Bryan alumni fel- 
lowship recently in 
Detroit. They are living in Williamston, Mich., 
since the unexpected death of husband and 
father, Willis Brownlee '57 as mentioned in the 
last issue of BRYANETTE. Willis had worked 
for General Motors Corp. for four years while 
attending law school in Detroit, He passed his 
Bar Exam last May, and three weeks before his 
death on August 26, had started working as 
assistant to the Ingham Co. prosecuting attor- 
ney in Lansing, Mich. 

Joy Canady, eight-year-old daughter of .Tack 
'58 and Norma Canady, is recovering from 
severe injuries from the attack of a dog last 
summer. The process of skin graft has restored 
an almost normal facial appearance and she has 
been able to return to school. This difficult 
experience for all the family has opened new 
doors of testimony for the Canadys in Barstow, 
Calif., where they work with a new church 
under Village Missions. 

Miss Marilyn Laszlo 
'59 left the jungles in 
West Irian by canoe and 
arrived by plane at her 
home in Valparaiso, 
Ind., on Oct. 7 for her 
first furlough from trib- 
al and linguistic work 
under Wycliffe Bible 

George Vogel '58 
has returned with his 
wife and daughter to 
California after spend- 
ing three years in 
Europe. He is working 
as a marriage, family, and child counselor in 
Orange Co., doing pulpit supply, and maintain- 
ing an active status m the National Guard. He 
was commencement speaker for the Bible 
Training School in Watts which is training men 
and women of the black community for service 
in their churches. He formerly served on the 
faculty of this school. Prior to going into the 
miUtary chaplaincy he met William Jennings 
Bryan, Jr. who lives in the Los Angeles area. 

Robert Brennan x'59 and his wife, Marilyn, 
are pictured above with their children-Bobby, 
Rodney, Terri, and Tracey. Bob and Marilyn 
have completed ten years in Brazil as mission- 
aries to the Jewish people. Bob founded the 
first Brazilian Mission to the Jews in April, 
1968. He is also responsible for the Jewish 
Missions course in the Regular Baptist Seminary 
and in the Word of Life Bible Institute. The 
family expects to come on furlough ne.xt year, 
when Bob wants to continue his studies at 

Naomi Glock x'61 has returned from 
Suriname for her first furlough from work 
among a tribe of "Bush Negroes." She visited at 
Bryan in September, and is residing in Balti- 
more, Md. with her family during furlough. 

Janet Claycomb '64 has returned to the 
States after a busy summer in camp work in 
Korea for the Korean-American youth who like 
the .same activities as American campers- 
swimming, contests, awards, camp-fires, films, 
good food and Bible study. Many of these 
children are orphans who especially appreciate 
such an opportunity. She recently severed her 
affiliation with United World Mission and is 
living at present in Hartsville, Pa. 

Ned Couey '64 is working at Okaloosa- 
Walton Junior College as director of a new 
Chautauque Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 
He and Margaret and their daughter Leigh Ann 
attended Homecoming activities. 

Gene '65 and Yetta 
Bengtson, with Carrie 
4, Stephanie 2, and 
Julie 6 mo., visited 
Bryan this summer. 
Gene is pastor of the 
Lorida Church of the 
Brethren near Sehring, 
Fla. He received his 
Th.M. in Bible exposi- 
tion from Dallas Theo- 
logical Seminary last 

David '65 and Ann (Kelly) '65 Lind report a 
good year in their teaching assignments at the 
Fortaleza Academy for missionary children in 
Brazil. Ann had 18 first and second graders and 
worked with high school girls in the Pioneer 
Girls program. David, who taught in high 
school, saw nine students graduate. Their 
daughter. Heather, was pleased to have Grand- 
ma and Grandpa Kelly visit in July. 

Oscar x'65 and Ginger (Snow) .\'65 Perry 
live in Jeffersonville, Ind. Oscar is principal of 
an elementary school in a nearby town. The 
Perrys have one child. 

David '66 and Ellie Barton visited Bryan in 
Oct. with their 3-year-old daughter, Laura 
Lynn. David is now pastor of the Belmont 
Evangelical Free Church in Chicago. 

Milo Macko '67 received his master of 
education degree from Xavier University in 
Cincinnati, Ohio on June 2. He is beginning his 
fifth year of teaching and fourth at Hamilton 
Garfield Senior High School in Hamilton, Ohio. 
He teaches bookkeeping, typing, and is also 
advisor to the Campus Life club. He is starting 
his second year as cross country coach. Last 
year's team won two victories, which were the 
first ever earned in the school's 12 year history 
of cross country. 

John Burns, Jr. '68 completed requirements 
for the master of education degree from Xavier 
University also, on June 23. He is in his fifth 
year of teaching and second year at Hamilton 
Garfield Senior High School in Hamilton, Ohio, 
where he teaches health and is a drivers' 
education instructor. On August 4 he was 
named basketball coach for the Griffins, who in 
1968 were named state runnerups in Ohio's 
basketball championship. 

Pri.scilla Greener x'6 8 was married to Karl 
Kloppmann on June 6, 1970 while Karl was 
enrolled at Grace Seminary. Priscilla had taught 
school in her home area of Peoria, 111., for two 
years prior to her marriage after graduating 
from (Greenville College, in III. Then she taught 
in Indiana during Karl's tmal year of seminary. 
Karl graduated from seminary in May 1971 and 
now IS pastor of the Village Bible Church in 
Lansing, 111. 

Nita Karges '68 taught five-day clubs this 
summer for Child Evangelism Fellowship and 
spent some time at home on the farm with her 
parents in North Dakota. She taught last year at 

Gresham, Wis., was teacher aide in Sobieske, 
Wis., and did some substitute teaching to fill 
out a year's program after returning from her 
year with Operation Mobilization in Europe. 
This fall she again plans to teach. 

Gurney Miller and Jim Papen of the class of 
1971 are enrolled as the first Bryan students at 
the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology 
directed by Dr. Clyde Narramore in Rosemead, 


Benjamin Swift Purser, Jr., '68, to Theresa 
Margaret Swift, September 1 8, in Baltimore, Md. 

Harry Allan Graham '69 to Margaret 
Francine Milam on July 3 1 at the Calvary 
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N. C. 

Jackie C. Revis to Beverly Ann Massengale 
'70 at New Union Baptist Church in Dayton, 
Tenn., on October 23. 

David Sault to Beth Broughton '71 on 
November 13 at the Bakewell Federated 
Church in Bakewell, Tenn. David and Beth are 
living in Atlanta, Ga. 

Sandra Revis x'72 to Bruce Edward 
Corrigan on October 23 at Cove Methodist 
Church in Lakewood, Ohio. 

William Paul Banfield x'73 to Mary Ruth 
Broughton x'74 on October 23 at Bakewell 
Federated Church in Bakewell, Tenn. 

Raymond Locy '74 to Linda Sue McKemy 
x'73 at Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington, 
Va., on August 7. Linda is working while Ray 
continues his college work. 

Rick Miller '72 and Kathy Sue Avery "69 on 
December 10 at the Sale Creek Presbyterian 
Church. Kathy is teaching at Morgantown 
School and Rick is completing his senior year 
at Bryan. 


To Paul and Carolyn (Hamilton) '62 
Richardson, a daughter, Modelle Eunice, on 
July 30, 1971, in Decatur, Ala. Home for the 
Richardsons is in Memphis, Tenn., where Paul 
works as an industrial engineer for a subsidiary 
of Holiday Inns, Inc. 

To Ray '64 and Virginia (Buell) x'66 Rose- 
berry, a second daughter. Tammy Melissa on 
September 17 in Irving, Texas. Tonja is four. 
Rav is teaching fifth grade in Irving. 

To Philip '66 and Katie (McCroskey) '67 
Ashworth, a daughter, Chanin Patrice, on Octo- 
ber 6 at Dayton. Phil is teaching biology at 
Bryan this year. 

To Perry x'67 and Patsy Utz, twin boys, 
Matthew Bryan and Mark Brannon, on October 
5 at Mount Jackson, Va. 

To John '6 7 and Phyllis '69 (Morton) Stone, 
a daughter Portia Lynn, on October 1 1 m 
Dallas, Texas. Eve Ann is two years old. John is 
teaching part time and studying at Dallas 
Seminary, after traveling for ten days in 
Sweden this past summer investigating possibil- 
ities for future service. 

To Steve '69 and Madge (Akins) '68 Fitz- 
gerald, a daughter, Kendra Loren, on Septem- 
ber 8 in Columbus, Ohio. 

To Al and Barbara (Penton) x'69 Cocchi a 
son, Michael Joseph, August 19, in Decatur, Ga. 

To Don '69 and Phyllis Tack, a daughter, 
Lori Jeanne, on October 22, in West Chicago, 
111. Steven, age 4, is very happy with a sister. 
Don is associate pastor at the West Chicago 
Bible Church. 

To Donald x'61 and Alma Ray by adoption 
a son, Eric Wayne, who was born on Novem- 
ber 4. The Rays were married last summer and 
live in Tucson, Arizona. 

To David '69 and Sue Crawford, a daughter, 
Sonya Sue on November 9 in Korea. 

To Bela '67 and Georgia '70 Varga, their 
second daughter, Elizabeth Ann, on Novem- 
ber 19, in Dayton. 


VOL 4 No. 4 


For the past four years the feature 
"Stewardship Phinner" has been carried 
as part of the Ncwselie. Of those wiio 
jiave returned the coupons requesting 
iiil'ormation about wills, estate planning, 
and annuities, some have bought annui- 
ties to support the work of Bryan as well 
as to secure their own future. 

To the Lord be praise for these re- 
sponses and for those individuals who 
have included Bryan in their wills. Per- 
haps you would like to be sure your 
estate is used for the Lord after you are 
gone but are not sure how to take care of 
the details. Explanations have been given 
previously about various ways for plan- 
ning estates, and in this issue some case 
studies are given where these principles 
have been put into practice. The people 
in these studies were convinced that the 
work at Bryan College was the Lord's 
work and wanted a part of their estate to 
go to further that work. 


The first bequest to be considered is 
that of a family in Pennsylvania. Some- 
time ago the husband died leaving his 
estate to his wife to support her for the 
rest of her life. The two of them had 
agreed previously to leave a large part of 
their estate to the Lord's work. Should 
she die first, the money would go at his 
death to these organizations he had speci- 
fied in his will. However, he died first and 
the estate went to her. This fulfilled his 
written will and the estate was now 100% 
hers. Under these circumstances, the state 
would divide the estate among her rela- 
tives on her decease; but this was not 
what either of them wanted. Therefore, 
she drew up a new will. In this will she 
gave a little money and much of her 
personal effects to eight friends. Then she 
gave a specific amount of money to each 
of 33 Christian ministries. Bryan was 
willed S2,000. Not knowing how much 
money would be in the estate after 
expenses, she gave the specified amounts 

by Marvin Keener 

and directed llial llic residue he divided 
pro rata among Ihe 33 Chrislian minis- 
hies named. When she died in I'cbruary 
nf this year, this woman's estate was 
dislribuled as she wauled instead of its 
being dislribuled according lo the stale's 
laws which would have prevailed if she 
hati nol made a will. 


The next will is that of three single 
sisters in Illinois who were interested in 
Bryan College because they knew Mr. 
Bryan personally. They inherited the 
I'amily estate when their parents died. 
Nol having any dependents, each sister 
named the other two sisters in her will as 
beneficiaries. Each also named three 
Christian schools as alternate benefi- 
ciaries. These alternate beneficiaries were 
to receive 1/3 of the estate each at the 
decease of the final testator. When the 
first two sisters died the estate passed to 
the survivor. This year the last of the 
three sisters went home to be with the 
Lord. Now the estate is being liquidated. 
One-third of it will go to Bryan and 
one-third to each of the other two Chris- 
tian schools. 


Now let's look at the will of a widow 
in Ohio, who had been left her husband's 
entire estate. When she made a will, she 
gave 45% of the estate to her son, an only 
child who was well established financially 
and did not need her total estate. 40% to 
her granddaughter, and 15% to be divided 
equally among three charities-Bryan 
College, a children's hospital and a church 
retirement home. 

1968 TRUST 

In the fourth will the benefactor 
placed the proceeds of the estate in a 
trust which was executed when he died in 
1968. The trust was designed to give the 

wile an income as long us she lived. It aJMi 
gave her ihe right lo invade the trust if 
she needed more money If) live on than 
the trust provided. On her death in 
Sepieinbcr. ihc trust was divided among 
ihrce cliarilies a memorial home, a 
church college, and Uryaii, 'Ihe college 
received SI 0,000 lor its endowment 
fund, which was invested in the purchaiie 
o( Arnold Village, the married .students* 
housing area. 

In all four of these cases, Ihc testator's 
family was provided (or first. Secondly, 
in each case, provision was made lo place 
a portion or all of the estate into Chris- 
tian work. Wiih<nit a properly drawn will, 
one cannot leave a part of his estate lo 
charity. The slate has drawn a will (or 
those who die without a will that gives 
100% of the estate (after taxes) lo the 
relatives of the deceased. Those who wish 
to give to charity must specifically desig- 
nate money or property in their will for 
this purpose. 

If^ you have put Bryan into your will, 
please note this fact on the coupon 
below. The record of these future be- 
quests is of great value to Bryan for credit 
references. You do not have to reveal 
how much you have willed to Bryan 
unless you wish. Just indicate that you 
have included Bryan in your will. You 
can be sure that any knowledge you share 
with us will be kept in strictest confi- 

Bryan provides literature and ideas 
without obligation to help you plan your 
estate. For assistance, write Marvin 
Keener. Director of Development. Bryan 
CoUeee. Davton. Tennessee 3732 1 . 

Ttiis information bulletin ts publtshed 
quarterly as an addendum to the 
NEWSETTE to provide friends of Bryan 
College with information that will assist 
them m their Christian steward^ip. 

Neither the author nor the publisher 
of this publication is engaged in render- 
ing legal or tax advisory service. For 
advice and assistance in specific cases, 
the services of an attorney or other 
professional person should be obtained. 
The purpose of this publication is to 
provide accurate and authoritative infor- 
mation of a general character only. 
Watch for tax revisions. 

BRYAN COLLEGE, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Please send me without obligation: 



Annuity rate for person, age 

Mo. Day, Year 

For your information: 

I have remembered Bt-yan in my will. 

I would like assistance in putting Bryan in my will. 

My name and address are correct as ihey appear on the other side. 


Basic chapel structure includes balcony for total seating of 1,000, a small prayer 
chapel with separate outside entrance and seating for 56, plus a basement to 
include choir room, band room, fellowship hall, kitchen, and rest rooms. 



With trustee approval of basic plans 
for the Rudd Memorial Chapel as present- 
ed by Uda Koerner, AIA, with Equitable 
Builders of Nashville, Tenn., the Alumni 
Association is pushing ahead on its goal 
toward securing commitments from 
alumni for SI 00.000. This has been set as 
the alumni project over a five-year period 
toward the construction of this new 
building estimated to cost an overall 
SSOO.OOO including furnishings. It should 
be pointed out, however, that this is a 
preliminary estimate. When final plans 
and specifications are developed and a 
construction date has been set, an esti- 
mate based on construction costs prevail- 
ing at that time will be more realistic. 

The growing student body of 455 this 
fall is meeting for the second year in the 
gymnasium for its regular morning chapel 
sessions and other all-college functions. 
The existing Army chapel, which was 
erected in 1947 on Bryan campus, accom- 
modates only 350 and with auxiliary 
seating can care for 400; hence the need 
for the enlarged facility is well estab- 
lished. It is also a worthy purpose to 
honor the memory of Dr. Judson A. 
Rudd, who served the college for thirty- 
eight years of which twenty-two were in 
the role of college president. 

In the early months of promotion of 
the Chapel project, the alumni have 
pledged over S37,000 and cash gifts are 
near $10,000 of this amount. After the 
alumni phase of the campaign is well 
under way, further plans will be an- 
nounced for enlisting the contributions of 
other individuals and organizations that 
would like to share in the spiritual wel- 
fare of today's college youth who are 
being trained in a Christ-honoring envi- 

The Lay Institute for Evangelism 
(L.I.F.E.) of November 12-14 attrac- 
ted a total of 235 registrations— 91 in 
the lay division and 144 in the campus 
division. The institute was carried out 
under the direction of the Tennessee 
leadership of Campus Crusade Inter- 
national with Scott Coverdale, Bryan 
professor, serving as local chairman. 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Robert E. Sheddan Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 





January-February-March 1972 

Number 3 

Mr. Hay 


The 39th conimcncenienl exercises at 
Bryan will be held on May 21 and 22 l"or 
more than 90 members ol' (he largest 
graduating class in Bryan's history. The 
baccalaureate preacher will be Rev. Ian 
M. Hay, North American director of the 
Sudan Interior Mission, and the com- 
mencement speaker. Dr. John G. Barker, 
president of Marshall University, Hunting- 
ton, W. Va. 

Mr. Hay, a Bryan alum- 
nus who received the bach- 
elor of arts with the class 
of 1950, also holds the 
master of arts from 
Columbia Bible College. 
Following the example of 
his missionary parents, he 
served for 13 years in 
Nigeria, Africa, with his wife, June, until 
taking his present position in 1965. 

Dr. Barker holds the B.S degree from 
Concord College, the M.S. 
from the University of 
Maryland, and the Ph.D. 
from Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute. At Radford Col- 
lege where he began teach- 
ing in the biology depart- 
ment in 1953, he moved 
from instructor to profes- 
sor and head of the department, and 
subsequently became dean and vice presi- 
dent of the college. In 1968 he took the 
position of associate executive secretary 
for the commission on colleges of the 
Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools which provided his introduction 
to Bryan at the time this institution 
became accredited. Last year Dr. Barker 
became president of Marshall University. 


First Semester: June 12-Julv 4 
Second Semester: July 17-August 18 

July 22-28 

Write for details of schedule and rates. 

Dr. Barker 

The new 105-bed women's dormitory pictured above, which was occupied on January 28, has been 
named Arnold Hall in honor of the late E. B. Arnold and his widow, Mrs. Arnold, in recognition of 
their services on the Board of Trustees. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold ivere among the founders of the 
college. Mr. Arnold served as a trustee and for a number of years as secretary of the board until his 
death in 1948. Mrs. Arnold was a trustee from 1949 until 1970 including a term of service also as 
secretary of the board. Now as trustee emeritus Mrs. Arnold continues an active interest in the 
affairs of the college and has recently built a new store to house the Mrs. E.B. Arnold Women's 
Apparel. Action in naming the new dormitory was taken at the February 29 meeting of the Board 
of Trustees. 

College Visitation Month 
Set for April 6 - May 6 

College Visitation Month will be ob- 
served from April 6 through May 6 
replacing College for a Day this spring, 
according to plans announced by the 
Admissions Office. Miss Zelpha Russell, 
director. Prospective students and their 
sponsors are encouraged to visit the cam- 
pus during this period but it is important 
that advance reservations be made for an 
overnight stay. Dormitories, including the 
new women's dorm will provide housing 
for guests with Bryan students acting as 
hosts and hostesses. 

Accommodations can also be pro\ided 
at a minimal rate for adults accom- 
panying the student visitors. April 6 
through May 6 will be a month tilled with 
interesting events, primarily in the field 
of the fine arts and culminated by the 
Fine Arts Festival. May 1-6. 

Rush inquiries for further information 
about class and acti\ity schedules, meal 
rates, and housing plans to the Director 
of Admissions, Bryan College. Dayton. 
TN. 37321. 


When Bryan opens for the 1972-73 
academic year, it will begin operation on 
a calendar known in academic circles as 
the early semester, meaning the first 
semester ends before Christmas. As of the 
current year, this calendar has become 
the prevailing mode for higher education 
in the United States. 

The fall semester will begin Augiist 23 
with the faculty spiritual retreat, fol- 
lowed by a workshop. New students will 
arrive August 26 and 27. continuing 
students on Augtist 29. classes will begin 
September 1 . and Christmas vacation on 
December 21. 

The second semester will begin 
January 9 with registration and com- 
mencement in 1973 is May 7. followed 
by final examinations for aU but gradu- 
ating seniors. 

New features of the first semester will 
be a three-day week-end break on 
October 21-23 and no recess at Thanks- 
gi\'ing except for Thanksgi\'ing Day. 

Tennessee History Collection Named for Local Citizen 

The collection of books on Tennessee 
history in the Ironside Memorial Library 
at Bryan was recently named the Anna 
Trentham Tennessee History Collection 
in honor of Miss Anna Trentham of 
Spring City, Tenn. 

Miss Trentham received a citation of 
merit from President Theodore C. Mercer 
for her continuing support of the Bryan 
College library and in recognition of the 
establishment of the collection named in 
her honor. 

Miss Trentham was the first graduate 
of Spring City high school, being the lone 
member of the class of 1912. She at- 
tended Middle Tennessee State University 
and was graduated from Peabody College 
with majors in home economics, chemis- 
try, and history. She did graduate work 
also at Peabody and later took special 
work at Columbia University. She spent 
29 years in her chosen field of home 


Feb. 10-11 

Dr. David Kelly, associate executive 
secretary of the Commission on Colleges 
of the Southern Association of Colleges 
and Schools, visited the campus to confer 
with the faculty and administration on 
the institutional self-study, which has 
passed the half-way mark. 

Feb. 28-29 

Winter meeting of the board of trus- 
tees; the recommendations and projec- 
tions of the institutional self-study were a 
major consideration. 

March 1 1 

Founders Day celebrated with an em- 
phasis on the future; the program fea- 
tured plans for the Rudd Memorial 
Chapel in the first detailed presentation 
to the larger college community. Foun- 
ders Day (known in earlier years as Bryan 
Birthday Celebration) is traditionally ob- 
served in March, which was the month of 
the birthday of William Jennings Bryan. 

March 1 1 

The college hosted a regional retreat 
sponsored by TEAM (The Evangelical 
Alliance Mission) for prospective mission 
candidates and other young people inter- 
ested in learning more about missionary 

March 15 

H. Blair Bentley received the Doctor 
of Philosophy degree in history from the 
University of Tennessee. His dissertation 
is a 690-page manuscript entitled 
"Andrew Johnson, Governor of Tennes- 
see, 1853-57." 

Dr. Mercer presents citation to Miss 
Trentham in recognition of her support to the 
Bryan library for the Tennessee history collec- 

economics, the last 24 with the Univer- 
sity of Maryland extension service in 
Baltimore county. 

Miss Trentham now makes her home 
in Pennine Community near Spring City, 
where she lives with her sister, Jean, in 
the Trentham family home built in 1882. 

Report and Thanks to Donors 

Gifts for the King 

$30,101.63 613 gifts for student aid. 
up 12% over last year 

Ironside Memorial Library Project 

$13,744.63 cash and pledges in spe- 
cial project among Dr. 
Ironside's friends 

$ 4,797.08 in first month of book 
club project— further re- 
sponses solicited! 

Choir Project 

$ 2,248.00 to buy new robes and to 
help underwrite spring 

Missions In Action 

and Summer Missions Project 

S 2,800.00 for student ministry in 
local community and 
support of six students 
for summer ministry 

Total Gifts for calendar year 1971 



"Blessed are the dead who die in the 

Mable Spurgin (Mis. R. L.) Bryan, 
Bartow, Fla., Feb. 9, 1972, wife of Trus- 
tee R. L. Bryan and frequent visitor to 
Bryan campus. 

James S. Dalton, Pompano Beach, Fla., 
January 3, 1972, longtime friend and 
supporter of the college. 

Ben F. Gordon, Pompano Beach, Fla., 
January 21, 1972. father of alumna Lois 
Gordon- (Mrs. Wm.) Lanning. Mr. and Mrs. 
Gordon celebrated their golden wedding 
anniversary Nov. 16, 1971. 


These past few months 
of actual field work by 
Walter Seera, who has 
been serving since Septem- i^, 
ber as a full-time Admis- 
sions Counselor in student ^_ ^ 
recruitment for Bryan, ^B IL 
have shown gratifying re-^^ 4J., 
suits. The present increase of 25 per cent 
over a year ago in applications received in 
Bryan's Admission Office is due, in part, 
to the involvement of students, alumni, ! 
faculty, trustees, parents and friends in 
opening doors for the Admissions Coun- 
selor on the road to tell the Bryan story. 

In order to reach the enrollment antic- 
ipation of 500 or more students for the 
fall of 1972 and to create new interests 
for the future, Mr. Seera has already 
traveled in many parts of the East making 
contacts with alumni, prospects, and 
parents. Presentations have been made 
from Michigan to Florida in private and 
public schools, youth rallies, Sunday 
schools and Sunday school conventions, 
churches, alumni meetings, and Bible 
schools, as well as through more individ- 
ualized contacts in home visitations and 
telephone calls. 

Future Schedule 

Future plans include visits through 
Alabama into Florida in early March 
followed by the Washington D.C. area, 
Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and , 
New Jersey. As new opportunities and | 
invitations come, they will be co- - 
ordinated into travel schedules as quickly 
as possible. 

Bryan's summer student recruitment 
program is being expanded to include one 
or two-day stops by Mr. Seera in Chris- 
tian youth camps. In a camp atmosphere | 
young people welcome the opportunity 
to saunter into a lodgehouse to see the I 
Bryan display and to browse through the 
college yearbook, literature, and catalog. 
The continuous slide presentation of 
Bryan campus Ufe fascinates these high- 
schoolers and draws many interesting 
questions and comments that frequently | 
lead into a serious discussion of their i 
future plans. 

Reader Participation 

Readers of this column are invited to 
assist in this special summer program of ' 
recruitment for Bryan by sending, as soon 
as possible, the names and locations of 
camps for high-schoolers in addition to 
names of their directors. Address this 
information to the Director of Admis- 
sions, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee 

Spring Choir Itinerary 
Heads West to Texas 

March 5 

New Home Bnpllsl Church 

Trenton, Ga. 
March 12 

Brainerd Baptist Church 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 
March 24 

Norton Heights Free Will Baptist 

Nashville, Tenn. 
March 25 

Willow Park Baplisl Church 

Memphis, Tenn. 
March 26, a.m. 

Calvary Baptist Church 

Forrest City, Ark. 
March 26, p.m. 

First Evangelical Church 

Memphis, Tenn. 
March 27 

Bible Church of Little Rock 

Little Rock, Ark. 
March 28 

Reinhardt Bible Church 

Dallas, Texas 
March 29, a.m 

Dallas Bible College 

Duncanville, Texas 
March 29, p.m. 

Pantego Bible Church 

Arlington, Texas 
March 30 

Westwood Bible Church 

Beaumont, Texas 
March 31 

The Church of the Way, Presbyterian 

Baton Rouge, La. 
April 1 

Word of Faith 

The New Covenant Church 

New Orleans, La. 
April 2, a.m. 

New Orleans Bible Church 

Metairie, La. 
April 2, p.m. 

April 4 

Bryan College Home Concert 

Dayton, Tenn. 
April 23 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

Atlanta, Ga. 
May 7 

First Baptist Church 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Request for Musical Messengers in the 
states north of Tennessee and east of the 
Mississippi River between June 7 and 
August 16 should be addressed to Miss 
Rebecca Peck, Summer Tour Coordinator, 
Bryan College, Dayton, TN. 37321. 

Officers of the Bryan Concert Choir who 
planned the spring vacation tour into the 
mid south are pictured, right to left, as follows: 
Vice president, Mike Van Huisen, Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; president. Brent Ferguson, 
Trenton, Ga.; secretary-treasurer. Sue Nolan, 
Mansfield, Ohio; and stage manager, Dennis 
Bodlien, Ellicott City, Md. 

Bible Conference Reports 

Joyce Turner, Senior 
Wheaton, Maryland 

Sure the Christian Life Conference meant 
long, seat-straining hours on hard cement, but 
more significantly it meant contact with men 
and women who are excited about what God is 
doing around the world. It meant under- 
standing and catching some of that excitement. 
It meant taking a more honest look at myself 
and my own commitment to my Savior. It 
meant a deeper awareness of the privilege it is 
to have been chosen by God to serve Him in 
Napal, or Chad, or France, or anywhere. 

Ed Quigley, Freshman 
Claymont, Delaware 

The Spiritual Life Conference, held at the 
beginning of the second semester here at Bryan, 
was a real challenge to me. Since I am accepted 
as a Bryan College Summer Missions Project 
student, I was interested to hear what the 
speakers had to say. I was able to meet Mr. 
David Zehr, the representative from Greater 
Europe Missions with whom 1 will be traveling 
this summer. 

After each nightly meeting, there were dis- 
cussions in the dining room which 1 felt were 
really times of blessing to me. The missionaries 
answered questions asked by students, gave 
informal testimonies, and the students them- 
selves gave testimonies. There was one I'll never 

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Faculty and Staff Honoretl 

Al a '>i)Vi;iril)i;i iiuiiut ". c/iaj^fj, a 

iiiimbcr 1)1 faculty and staff member* 
were rcoogni/ed for terms oi service 
completed recently in multiples of five 
years. The recognition reviev/ed all service 
records for the past three years v/hcn no 
other public announcement had been 
made. Ihose honored v/ere as follows: 

Twenty years Miss Rebecca Peck, 
alumni executive secretary. 

Fiflccn years Dr. John C. Anderson, 
professor of ancient languages; Dr. 
Willard L. lienning. professor of zoojrjgy; 
Dr. Irving L. Jensen, professor of Bible; 
Dr. Theodore C. Mercer, president. 

Ten years Mrs. Harriet Anderson, 
library assistant; H. Blair Bentley, associ- 
ate professor of history; Dr. Richard .M. 
Cornelius, professor of English; Miss 
Madge Hughey, secretary to director of 
admissions; Mrs. Mayme Sheddan, dean 
of counseling services, director of testing, 
and student aid officer: Russell V. 
Stansbury, business manager. 

Five years Dr. John B. Barllett. aca- 
demic dean and professor of speech; Mrs. 
Ruth L. Bartlett. assistant professor of 
music; William R. Brooks, janitorial staff; 
Miss Karin de Rosset, dean of women; 
Austin Higgins. superintendent of build- 
ings and grounds; Mrs. Grace Higgins, 
secretary in administrative services: James 
N. Johnson, buildings and grounds staff; 
Glen Liebig. assistant professor of 
Spanish; Mrs. Mary Liebig. bookstore 
manager; Melton Paschall. janitorial staff; 
Miss Virginia Seguine, librarian: Robert 
Sheddan. director of administrative serv- 
ices; Mrs. Eleanor Steele, clerical assistant 
in administrative services: Rev. Alan 
Winkler, assistant professor of Christian 
Education; and Mrs. Elizabeth Wynsema, 
secretary to the president. 

forget. A fellow student, whom 1 admire a lot 
gave Job 19:25. 26 as his life verses. This is 
God's promise to everyone concerning the fact 
that we will see Him face to face. No matter 
what happens to us. we will stand before our 
Redeemer. This really challenged me to be sold 
out for Jesus Christ now. Being saved is good, 
but if you "re not spreading God's Kingdom 
then you're wasting time. 

A freshman male quartet accompanied by 
senior Mike Van Huisen rehearses for its sum- 
mer repertoire to be used on a ten-week tour to 
churches and camps. 

The Madrigal Singers participated in the 
musical program for the conference as part of 
their busy spring schedule of appearances in 
churches and schools. 

Bryan conference guests stood to relax from 
the concrete gymnasium seats at an evening 
mid-point in the January Bible and missionary 
conference opening the second semester. 

The Bryanette 



At left are Mrs. Betty Wynsema, President 
Mercer's secretary, and center. Miss Mary Stuart 
Farrar, a Chattanooga teacher, who are honorary 
alumni members that shared in a dinner fellow- 
ship during the Christmas holidays to honor the 
newest alumni honoree, Mrs. Mary Lee Kenyon, 
a retired teacher of Miami, Fla. 

On the occasion of the recent visit of Gerald 
Smith '59, right, to Bryan as he represented the 
Bible Memory Association, BMA students plus 
staff members. Dr. John Anderson and Mrs. 
Betty Wynsema, met for a group picture. 

Alumni president Charles Westgate '62 and 
his wife, Sandy (Sorrell) '63, left, chatted with 
Lowell '62 and Nancy Martin, of Cookeville, 
Tenn., after the Christmas banquet. Lowell is 
program director for a radio station in Cooke- 


June (Lykens) Keith x'45 went to be 
with the Lord on November 3 after an 
extended illness. Her husband John Keith, 
is pastor of the First Baptist Church of 
Kenmore, Akron, Ohio. Also surviving 
June are their two children, Timothy and 

Judith Ann (White) '69 Oberle died in 
Honolulu, Hawaii on April 8, 1971 follow- 
ing a short illness with cancer, leaving her 
husband, George, and a year-old son. 


Dr. Lloyd '35 and Mary 
Lois (Hodges) '35 Fish • ' 

moved in January to War- 
saw, Ind., where Dr. Fish 
joined the faculty of Grace 
College in Winona Lake as 
associate professor of 
psychology for the spring 
semester. Their son, Gordon, 
was an off-campus Wheaton 
College student in a physics honor program at 
Argonne National Laboratories near Wheaton 
and returned to the campus in January for his 
final undergraduate semester. Their older son 
Allan and his wife Phyllis, with their son, 
Timothy, live in the Chattanooga, Tenn. area. 

Edwin C. Moreland x'51 with his wife and 
children visited at Bryan during the Thanks- 
giving week end in connection with Ed's attend- 
ance at the annual meeting of the National 
Council for Geographic Education in Atlanta. 
Ed is a teacher in Emporia, Kansas. 

Ward and Bonnie (Bacon) '55 Cunningham 
now live in Saco, Maine, where Ward is electri- 
cal heater advisor for all southwestern Maine. 
Their daughters, Joy and Jill, are in third and 
second grades. 

Robert x'58 and Lajena (Barker) '55 Harper 
live in Point Pleasant, 'W. V., where Bob works 
with patients in the Rehabilitation Center of 
Lakin State Hospital. Lajena is teaching Spanish 
and in December completed 15 hours toward 
her master's degree at Marshall Univ. Their 
sons, Philip, a trumpet player, and John, an 
avid sports fan, are in the 9th and 6th grades. 

Russell McLeod '58 is assisting his father on 
their dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. He is 
active in the Wesleyan Methodist church there 
serving as usher, church officer, working with 
young people, substitute teaching for the col- 
lege age class. 

Doris (Arganbright) x'60 Sullivan now re- 
sides with her husband Bill, and their two sons, 
David, 1 1 years, and Todd, 5 years, in 
Lynchburg, Va. Bill is a UT graduate who 
works as credit manager with Sears Roebuck 
and Co., and Doris works for a savings and loan 
association. They are active in the West 
Lynchburg Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Alta Jean Weir '64 is teaching short- 
hand and typing at Red Bank High School this 
year, transferring from Brainerd where she 
taught three years besides two years in elemen- 

Larry '66 and Elvera Cp. '66 O'Neil have 
moved to Mapleton, Minn., where Larry is now 
elementary principal. Larry continues his work 
on his SpeciaUst Degree at Mankato State 
College and works part-time for F.E. Compton 
Co. The O'Neil's son, Mitchell, a two-year old, 
enjoys going to Sunday school and church with 
his parents at Grace Baptist in Mankato. 

Wilfred Lee '67 is now in his third year 
working in the Harvard School of Public 
Health. He was married in May 1971 to 
Susanna and hves in Boston. 

Mrs. Catherine (Lee) "68 Fung has com- 
pleted work for the master of education degree 

at Pennsylvania State University in University 
Park. Pa. Cathy and her husband, Daniel, live in 
State College, Pa. Dr. Daniel Fung is a professor 
at the University in the micro-biology depart- 

Tim x'68 and Donna (Parcher) x"68 Smelser 
with their two children. Beau, age 3, and Jason, 
age 9 months, live in Cleveland, Ohio. Tim 
earned an associate degree from Cuyahoga 
Community College last spring. 

Sallie Jones Garrett '58 finished a master's 
degree in guidance and counseling at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia in January. This school year 
she has been Resource Coordinator for the 
Culpeper, "Va., school system. 

Miriam Meyer '68 is teaching four children 
who represent three grades at the elementary 
school conducted for the children of HCJB 
staff members in Quito, Ecuador. She plans to 
return to the states in the summer of 1972. 

Don Samples '68 is principal of the 
Macedonia Christian Schools in Macon, Ga. He 
and Ramona (Anderson) "68 with their chil- 
dren. Melody Joy and Mark Joseph are living in 
Sheltering Pines Mobile Home Center in Macon. 
First Lieutenant John D. Anderson "69 
graduated at Mather AFB, Calif, from the U.S. 
Air Force electronic warfare officer course. He 
has been assigned to Wurtsmith AFB, Mich., 
where he serves with a unit of the Strategic Air 
Command, America's nuclear deterrent force of 
long range bombers and intercontinental bal- 
listic missiles. He was in Dayton for a visit with 
his family and friends at the College during the 
Christmas hoUdays. 

David Gerard '69 is working at the Walter 
i Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., as a lab 
assistant with the rank of private in the U.S. 
' Army. 

Kris (Vaclav) x'69 Keener reports from 
Pasadena. Calif that she graduated from Pasa- 
dena City College and is still taking some 
courses there while her husband finishes his 
dissertation which is now being typed for his 
doctors degree to be awarded at California 
Institute of Technology. 

Karl Geesey '70 is a research technician at 
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 

Jane Ellen Hodges "70, who plans for mis- 
sionary service, completed a semester at Moody 
Bible Institute last year and spent the summer 
at Summer Institute of Linguistics at Norman, 
Okla. This year she is hving at home in Dayton, 
Tenn.. while teaching fifth grade at Dayton 
City School. 

Robert Marthai x"70 completed his bachelor 

of arts program at Tennessee Temple College 

and is presently finishing a master of arts degree 

in psychology at Middle Tennessee State Uni- 

; versify. Following his junior year at Tennessee 

! Temple, he spent one year teaching missionary 

I children in Senegal, West Africa under New 

: Tribes Mission. 

Clarice McCarthy '70 is currently team 

teaching in a multi-age primary grouping (5-8 

■ Yr. Olds) at an inner city school in Dallas, 

! Texas. She received her master's degree in Early 

' Childhood Education from North Texas State 


Lynne Stevens '71 taught the fifth grade at 

the Evangelical Christian School in Memphis 

during the second semester last year, then spent 

another summer with Operation MobiUzation, 

accompanied by her sister Jeanie, "67, her 

younger brother David, and their parents, Rev. 

; and Mrs. W. Earle Stevens. They were scattered 

, in different locations in Europe. She is current- 

i ly enrolled at Moody Bible Institute. 

, Brenda Wikoff '7 1 is soprano soloist for New 

' Life Missions with Mr. and Mrs. Neil Macauley 

as they broadcast out of Boca Raton, Florida. 

Mrs. Helen Wilson x'71 was recently ap- 

j pointed to the position of real estate associate 

, with the Central Real Estate Co. in Chat- 

, tanooga, Tenn. 


Missionaries on Furlough 
Attend Bryan Conference 

Missionaries and local alumni enjoyed confer- 
ence fellowship at lunch. Seated left to right are 
Mrs. Hilda Winkler, Marilyn Laszio '59 and her 
co-worker, Judy Rehburg, Mrs. Kenneth 
Federico, Mrs. Floy Meredith Orenburg x'55; 
standing, Mrs. Donna Cornelius x'57, Wanda 
Burcham '49, Ruth and Clifford Hanham '51, 
Ralph Toliver '37, Francis Neddo '54, Alan 
Winkler '60, Charles Westgate '62, John de 
Rosset x'37, and Lloyd Granburg. 

Missionaries and 
Pastors Report 

Eugene "44 and Ernestine 
(Healan) '44 Rosenau arrived 
in the States from Central 
African Republic in time for 
Christmas in Greenville, S. C. 
with Mother Rosenau then 
on to Florida with Mother 
Healan for New Year's. They 
returned from Africa with 
their son Douglas by way of 
Holland where daughter Anna Kay and her 
husband live and were met by son "Vernon and 
his wife Jan. The Rosenaus are making their 
furlough home in Greenville, S. C. 

Grace (Theobald) x'46 and Clare McGill who 
are living and working in Taiwan with their two 
sons, are requesting prayer that the Provincial 
Department of Education will grant permission 
to publish the Bunun New Testament which 
was denied at first. Over 360 Presbyterian 
churches plus some in other churches are 
waiting for this book. Clare continues to work 
with a national on the Tayal translation which 
is now about 80 percent finished. Their sons, 
Tim (junior in high school) and Terry (grade 1) 
are attending Morrison Academy in Taichung, 

Ruth (Dew) x'48 and Stephen Sarvis recent- 
ly moved to Amarillo, Tx,, where Stephen 
became pastor of the Irwin Road Baptist 
Church after completing over eight years in a 
pastorate in Granite, Okla. They have six 
children: Stephen, Jr. and Paul, who are in the 
navy, Timothy, Nathan, Samuel, and Rebekali. 
Nell Pearson '49 began a film ministry tliis 
fall and in November had 28 showings in 
different types of situations. She is hoping for 
favor with the educational officials in Austria 
to allow her to show films in schools, not just 
in Protestant religion classes. 

Rev. John S. Teeter '49 has moved to 
McArthur, Calif, where he is pastor of the 
McArthur Bible Church. 

Ellsworth x'51 and Lois Balzer are finding a 
fruitful ministry at ELWA in Monrovia, Liberia. 
Ellsworth is Services Director over electrical 
engineering, garage, paint shop, telephone serv- 
ice, building and maintenance work with 30 
national workers and two missionary workers. 
Lois works in the counseling department for 
the radio ministry. Their daughter, Priscilla, is 

now attending Oak Hills Bible Institute, Eunice. 
15, is an honor roll student at llilltrca Hi^h 
School in Ni);eria and Nalhan, 13, is an Hlh 
Cradci at I'lLWA Academy. 

Charles '.SI and Hetty (Manna) '.51 Tabcr 
Willi their five cliiklreri plan lor lurloU)'J) in 
June 1972 from llieir present localion in 
Ghana. Their oldest diiu/;hter, Chris, linished 
high school by correspondence and is enrolled 
in Bethel College in St. Paul. Minn. Diana (1 2lh 
grade) and Kalhi (1 llh grade) are active in a 
singing group of girls and served during vacation 
as nurses' aides al a bush hospital. Charles 
recently completed the Irenth adaptation of 
The Theory and I'raclice of Traiistalion with 
Betty's typing help. 

Joel '51 and Pauline (Jewell) x'51 
Kcttenring with Iheir children pictured below, 
Ken, Kevin, Kristine, and Keith arrived in 
Jamaica on July 27. They found a house in 
niid-AugusI and began leaching at l-airview 
Baptist Bible College on August 31. Pauline is 
teaching music and Joel. Bible and music. Ken 
returned to Wellington, Ohio, to live with his 
grandparents this year. 

David '52 and Mary (Grover) '53 Naff 
anticipate furlough in September 1972 from 
their radio and teaching responsibilities at 
ELWA radio station in Monrovia, Liberia. 

Dr. Ernest Lee '52 taught at the Summer 
Institute of Linguistics in Norman, Okla., last 
summer. His wife, Lois (Cartwright) x'54 and 
children-Dan, Joel, Ben, Karen, and Kristina- 
traveled from the Pliilippines in May and Ernie 
went to Mexico as a "Vietnam delegate to 
Corporation Conference. The Asia Foundation 
undertook the financial sponsorship for Dr. 
Lee's trip. He will be a lecturer at Bryan in 
April. Their furlough home is in Columbus, 

Bessie Degerman '53 completed her term in 
Japan as assistant director in five camp sessions. 
Among their campers was the granddaughter of 
the Emperor of Japan. She spent a month 
enroute from Japan in order to visit Hong Kong, 
Beatenburg, Geneva (including a visit to 
L'Abri), Paris, Frankfurt, .Amsterdam, Brussels, 
and London, arriving at Chicago airport on 
Nov. 13. She plans to itinerate next spring and 


Bethel Bible Church in Boulevard Heights. 
Md. seeks a pastor for a church membership of 
130 and similar Sunday school. 

(Tiiristian Tabernacle, of Dayton. Ohio, 
wishes an assistant pastor in an independent 
evangelical congregation of 800. Prefer a young 
man with abilities in young people's work, 
counseling and preaching. 

Shades Mountain Methodist Church in 
Birmingham, Ala., an independent young 
church with 300 members, desires to secure a 
young ministerial graduate who will intern as 
the pastor's assistant for most administrative 
functions and occasional preaching. 

Music teacher needed now for Ehada Homes 
in AsheviUe, N. C. and otlier teachers for next 

The Union Mission in Fairmont. W. "Va. 
needs an assistant superintendent in their work 
with aging men. hoys and girls, and young 

fiummcr and lo allcnd Bryan Momccoming in 
Otiobcr, This wmlcr ^hc i» ilayinj; wjlh her 
molhcr al their home m iicmidji, Minn. 

Mildred Mo»by r. '53 plan* lo return lo her 
home in Chicago lor a Ihrcc-monlh (urlou^h 
beginning in .March. She ha» l)ccn leaching 
biolof;y al liliombe Collc({c in l.)<bc. Nigeria. 

Dan and t.elly (SmcKcr*) '53 Merrick will 
be in fJualemala liom Oct. 15 lo March 15 with 
Ihclr film and literature minittry. ITjcy have 
just completed similar v/ork in Nicaraffua and 
Honduras, 'l"hey arc praying for more film* thai 
will be suited lo the area they are seeking lo 
evangelize. ITieir three boy\ arc in private 
schools in Central America and Mchxly will 
travel with Ihem and study by torrespondentc, 

Ralph '54 and .Mclba (May») '55 Maynard 
have resigned Iheir respeclive poMllonva* lield 
Leader and Assistant lield Ireavurer under 
Unevangelized Fields Mission in West Irian. 
Indonesia as of Nrjvember. 1971. They arc 
grateful for the privilege they have had of 
serving for 14 years on that field, fhcy plan to 
leave their home in Naltja in March and then be 
at Sentani for about seven weeks helping with 
the landscaping of the new Sentani Bible and 
Vocational Institute. In May the family, includ- 
ing their three sons, Tim, Grady, and Dwight. 
plans lo leave for the Slates by way of Israel 
and Europe. 

Francis '54 and Hazel Neddo of Sale Creek, 
Tenn., along with Francis' mother spent eight 
days with Darwin "54 and June IHivelyj 54 
Neddo and their six children in September at 
Iheir mission home in La Madeleine. France. 

Dale '54 and Martha (Sheffield) '55 Payne 
had a successful trip to Rio de Janeiro from 
northern Brazil to get new single side band 
radio sets. Six were baptized in November. 
"Vouth camp was planned for January 18-25, 
with Martha as a counselor and in charge of 
giris' sports and Dale, a teacher, sports director 
for boys, and in charge of music. 

John "54 and Joyce (Johnson) "54 Rathbun 
are now living in Seoul, Korea, because of the 
decision of TEAM to discontinue the Eastern 
Korea (Thristian College. John is leaching a 
college-age English Bible class and preparing 
Lay Evangelism courses for the Korean church. 
Joyce is teaching English to seven high school 
students and is studying one evening a week at 
Yonsei University. They are also assisting the 
U.S. Army chaplain with retreats for U.S. 
personnel. .\ conference for Korean pastors in 
February and a retreat for college-age youth in 
January were also on the schedule. 

George '55 and Norma Haberer with their 
three children have been hving in Grand Rapids, 
Mich., during furlough from the Philippines 
since summer 1971. George and Norma are 
taking classes at the Baptist Bible Seminary 
along with Lyn and Tim in the College depart- 
ment. George also works four hours a day at 
Zondervans, plus doing deputation. Laurie has 
been in the pastor's baptismal class to join the 
other members of the family as active members 
of the North Park Baptist Church. 

.\lice \STiite '55 is taking a nursing course at 
the Florida Keys Community College since 
being called home to Key West. Fla.. from 
Zambia. Africa, on an emergency when her 
uncle was murdered by three teenage boys. He 
had hved with his sister, .Alice's mother, for 14 
years. Mice has completed one term in nursing 
and is taking a correspondence course in art. 

Pearl Rathbun "56 svas severely injured in an 
auto accident on Nov. 3 in Korea having both 
kneecaps fractured and both bones in her right 
arm broken. She went to her brother John's 
home in Seoul for recouperation after about 
three weeks in the hospital. Two leg casts and 
an arm cast for three months require extra 
patience from the Lord. In January she re- 
turned to the States for special therapy and is 
living at the TE.A.M headquarters across the hall 
from her parents in Wlieaton, lU- 

David '57 and 
Shirley (Pitcher) 
'57 Marsteller re- 
port a good year 
at their new post 
as pastor and wife 
of Calvary Baptist 
Church in 

I Sandusky, Ohio. 

Kathy, Karen and 

Their children, David 

Stephen, are attending Christian schools, 

Everett Boyce '56 is in his second year as 
Business Administrator of Faith Academy in 
Manila, Philippines. He is also teaching one class 
in church history. Faith '61 is serving part-time 
as food buyer and dietition for the campus 
dorm. She is teaching 11th grade Enghsh and 
has a weekly barrio Bible study. Mary is a 
member of Faith Academy's top singing group, 
"Madrigals and Guys," Bryan is now eligible for 
interscholastic sports, and Amy K. has finally 
begun school in Faith kindergarten. 

Fred and Delores (Yockey) '56 Plastow 
report good response to the Moody Science 
film "Dust or Destiny" in Arabic as shown in 
Brussels. One Moroccan Christian who is at- 
tending Brussels Bible Institute gave a strong 
witness to the 50 Arab men. There are 12,000 
Arabs in this Belgium city. Delores has begun a 
Good News Club at their home in a suburb of 
50,000 people with no evangelical church. The 
Plastows were happily surprised to meet Ronald 
x'57 and Ann (Tate) x'58 Bensinger at the 
International Baptist (Thurch in Brussels. Ron is 
teaching on an exchange program this year. 

Jim x'56 and Barbara Pitts expect to come 
to the States from their Children's Haven in 
Morocco for the three summer vacation months 
in 1972. They are parents to 44 Arab children, 
of whom 36 are in their school this year. They 
are constructing a new building on their prop- 
erty as the Lord supplies the funds and workers 
are available. 

Ed '57 and Doris Svedberg and their chil- 
dren, Gordon, Joan, and Kelly, are located in 
Waxhaw, N. C. at the Wycliffe (JAARS) Head- 
quarters, where Ed is doing aircraft engine 
major overhaul. Engines that he services go to 
various parts of the world to be installed in 
Wycliffe planes for 1200-1400 running hours. 
Doris teaches Bible at the Waxhaw grade school 
one day a week to 30 children. They expect to 
be in Waxhaw for about two years. 

Jerry '59 and Ruth '62 Sisson have moved 
to St. Clair, where Jerry is pastor of the First 
Baptist CThurch which is associated with the 
GARBC of Michigan. This church will soon 
have its lOOth birthday. Lauren Hoyt '51, also 
of St. Clair, attends this church where he is a 
deacon and principal of the intermediate 
school. Lawrence Luard '58 lives about eight 
miles away. 

Evelyn Robinson '62 is working in the 
school office at the Ozark Bible Institute and 
giving special help to one student as she also 
works on the writing of her personal testimony 
for publication. 

Robert Marsh '64 is pastoring a small 
church, Mt. Pleasant Baptist, in Homeworth, 
Ohio. Marlene (Schaiper) '65 shares in the 
ministry and has the care of David, 3, and 
Anne, 1. 

Ron '64 and Diane (Peck) x'64 Morren are 
now in New Zealand for a three-month Summer 
Institute of Linguistics training program follow- 
ing their completion of three-month jungle 
camp in New Guinea. 

rj;:-- u,,| I I 1 Walter '66 and 

^** "^ '" ' ' yr Beverly Watts with 

- * their children, 
Byron 8, Laurie 5, 
and Linda 3. Walter 
has been pastor of 
two churches in 
Lake George, Minn., 
for y/i years. 

Wayne '67 and Rosemary (Withers) '67 
Brooks have moved to Dallas, Penn., where 
Wayne became pastor in October of the Com- 
munity Cliurch near Witkes-Barre. Wayne com- 
pleted his Th.M. with a major in systematic 
Theology at Dallas Seminary on May 7. 
Rosemary finished four years of teaching fifth 
grade in the Dallas school district in June. 

Marge Scholz '68 has been assigned by SIM 
to teach Bible to grades 9 to 12 at the Girl's 
Christian Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
This is a mission school for about 500 national 
girls. She completed language school last May at 
Debre Berhan. 

Chuck and Sally (Carlson) '69 Keller flew 
on October 26 after a summer's program with 
Wycliffe at the University of North Dakota, to 
Paris. France, where they plan to live for the 
next year. Chuck is studying Vietnamese three 
days a week and Sally is learning some French 
to shop in their Paris suburb of Bry-Sur-Marne. 
Chuck also has the assignment of working for 
the release of Wycliffe translator. Hank Blood, 
captive of the Viet Cong, and is negotiating 
with Viet Cong and North Vietnamese repre- 
sentatives in Paris. 

Elaine Sheldon '71 is in Mexico for Jungle 
Camp training with Wycliffe Bible Translators 
until March. 

Jim Rigby, Jr., x'69 is living in Guadalajara, 
Jalisco, Mexico, serving under Pocket Testa- 
ment League. In January he completed three 
years of service, is married, and has a daughter. 

Kay Austin x'72 to Samuel Geer on January 
22, 1971, at the First Baptist Church of Corry, 
Pa. The couple celebrated their first anniversary 
at their home in Scranton, Pa., where Sam is 
enrolled as a student at Baptist Bible College. 



Richard L. Miller '72 
and Kathy Sue Avery '69 

on December 10 at the 
Sale Creek (Tenn.) Pres- 
byterian Church. Pic- 
tured with the bride and 
groom are the maid of 
honor. Barbara Gail Peck 
'73, and the best man, 
Paul Rose '66. The cere- 
mony was performed by Pastor (Charles 
Westgate '62. 

Miriam (Dickey) x'56 Shaffer and John 
Arrowood on December 22 in Elkton, Md. 
John is a crane operator at Lukens Steel Co. in 

Marvin Gerber x'59 to Use Alexander on 
December 18 at the Judson Baptist Church in 
Oak Park, III. Use was the financial secretary for 
Child Evangelism Fellowship in Grand Rapids, 
Mich. Marvin is assistant superintendent for 
Cook County Elementary School District 95 
with offices in Brookfield, 111. He received his 
M.Ed, degree in administration at Loyola Uni- 
versity of Los Angeles in June. 1969, and is 
presently about half way through the require- 
ments for an advanced certificate in administra- 
tion. The Gerbers have made their home in 
Downers Grove, 111. 

Martha Elizabeth Jackson '66 to Roger Lee 
O'Brien on December 18 at the Covenant 
Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, Fla. 

James Arthur Townsend '66 to Lucy 
Mellicant Forsyth on January 1 in Marine City, 
Mich. The Townsends are living in Memphis, 
Tenn., where Jim teaches in the Bible Depart- 
ment of Mid-South Bible College. 

Jean Neal '68 to Glenn Jans at the Swan 
Lake Independent Church in Minn, on June 
12th. Glenn is an electrician by trade and is 
now a student at Oak Hills Bible Institute in 
preparation for missionary service. 

Charles Wayne Davis and Karen Mahoney 
'69 on October 10 at Lost Creek. Ky. The 
Davises are now living in Newport News. Va. 

William Hunter Chaplin '70 to Sandra Kay 
Leonard on January 29 at Sheets Memorial 
Baptist Church in Lexington, N. C. Bill is a 
lieutenant in the U. S. Marines. 

To James '57 and Judy (King) '57 Barth, a 
son, Alan James, on November 26 at Poland, 
Ohio. Alan is welcomed by Anna, Irving, Lisa, 
and Amy. 

To Edward and Maureen (Hay) '58 Read, 
their third child. Michael John, on April 23, 
1971. They have moved to Maureen's home 
area in Narvon, Pa. from Jasper, Missouri. 

To Vernon and Mable (McLeod) x'60 Barger 
a daughter. Amy Josephine, on September 17, 
at Waunakee, Wis. She joins an older brother, 
Victor, who is two. 

To Tom '61 and Margaret (Gibson) x'63 
Williams, a third daughter, Jennifer Leigh, on 
October 5. Their two older daughters also have 
October birthdays. The Williams are staff mem- 
bers at the Bachman Home for about 80 
children in Cleveland, Tenn. 

To Calvin and Verle (Foster) x'62 Franz a 
son, Gregory Neil, on Jan. 12. Gregory joins his 
three sisters: Cynthia 10, Robin 8, and Lisa dVi. 

To John '63 and Bunny (Welsh) '64 Rhoad 
a daughter. Sandra Jane, on January 25 in 
Innisfail, Alberta. Canada, with the temperature 
at 50° below zero. They have three children, 
Johnny 5, Kimmy 4, and Heidi 2. 

To Jackie '65 and Gail Ogden a daughter, 
Christy Joy, on December 3, in Japan where 
Jackie is an air force captain assigned to a 
squadron on Tachikawa Air Base, working in a 
logistics position with the Department of De- 
fence Dependent Schools, serving both Japan 
and Korea. They are living on Yokota Air Base. 

To Jim and Suzanne (Boykin) x'66 Karam a 
daughter. Dawn Marie, on February 9, in West 
Lafayette. Indiana. 

To Bill '67 and Corabelle (Jackson) '67 
Joyner a son, David William, on January 10 in 
Lakeland, Fla. 

To Robert x'67 and Ann (Rudd) x'68 
Pettus a son, Robert David III, on November 2, 
in Maryville, Tenn. He is welcomed also by 
four-year old Julie. Robert II is director of 
personnel at Blount Hospital in Maryville. 

To Harold James '68 and Phyllis Anding a 
son, Galen Meredith on December 11, in 
Omaha, Neb. 

To Ron '68 and Roberta Heefner a daughter 
by adoption, Ruth Delphine, who was bom on 
Jan. 5. Ron and Roberta are serving under 
Village Missions in Wood Lake, Nebr. 

To Richard S. and Carolyn (Hamby) x'68 
Livingood a son, Richard Eric, on December 19 
in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

To John x'68 and Ann (Triplet!) '68 
Reynolds their second daughter, Deborah Ann, 
on November 1 8, in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

To Barry '69 and Nancy (Leininger) '68 
Gilman their first son, Christopher Scott, on 
Dec. 9 in Richmond, Va. 

To Ray '69 and Paula x"69 (Huffingham) 
Parker, a daughter. Rebecca Lynn on Nov. 26. 
They live in Bakewell. Tenn. where Ray is 
pastor. He continues as part-time Christian 
education instructor at Bryan. 

To Danny and Sherry (Ciraky) x'69 Pflug a 
daughter. Rebecca Sharon, on December 4 in 
Cleveland. Danny and Sherry assist occasionally 
at Bachman Home where Danny's father, 
Arthur Pflug '54, is superintendent. 

To Douglas '69 and Bonnie (McMillan) x'71 
Bodlien, a daughter. Eve Elizabeth, on October 
2 in Annandale, Va. Doug is a civilian computer 
programmer for the U. S. Navy and works in 
the Naval Yard in Washington, D.C. 

To J. Wayne and Marion (Lomas) x'72 
Shank a son. Steven Wayne on December 14. in 
Winter Park, Fla. 

Eternal Investment 
and Present Security 

I'm often asked, "What denominalioii 
or group supports Bryan College?" Most 
ol' llic people who ask are surprised to 
learn Ihal Bryan is an indcpendenl work 
wilh no single denoniinalion, roundalioii 
or group supporling it. The nexl (|ueslion 
is always. "Who then does support 
Bryan?" The answer lo liial c|neslioii is 
the souree of much thanksgiving lo the 

Christian people who are sold on 
developing conservative evangelical 
leadership have rallied behind the school 
to help financially. Hundreds of these 
dedicated individuals donate and invest in 
our work each year. Their support helps 
us keep a college where the motto is 
CHRIST ABOVE ALL. It is for these 
friends that we write this column. The 
Stewardship Planner. These people are 
looking for the best possible way to 
invest their money in the Lord's work. 
Each issue we endeavor to share proven 
methods with you. 

One of the most used plans for invest- 
ing in Christian and charitable institutions 
is the gift annuity. A gift annuity is an 
irrevocable agreement by wliich an insti- 
tution, in appreciation of a gift for its 
work, promises to pay a fixed sum of 
money each year throughout a donor's 
life. Often these agreements are set up to 
pay to two individuals as long as either 

When an annuity is established, part of 
the amount goes to the school as a gift 
and the rest is invested to assure the 
donor's annuity benefit. The part which 
is a gift is deductible from income tax in 
the year the gift annuity is purchased. A 
large part of the income received by an 
annuitant annually (quarterly if desired) 
is non-taxable as it is considered a return 
of the principal. 

A Bryan annuity agreement may be 
established for as little as SI 00. There is 


This information bulletin is published 
quarterly as an addendum to the 
NEWSETTE to provide friends of Bryan 
College with information that will assist 
them in their Christian stewardship. 

Neither the author nor the publisher 
of this publication is engaged in render- 
ing legal or tax advisory service. For 
advice and assistance in specific cases, 
the services of an attorney or other 
professional person should be obtained. 
The purpose of this publication is to 
provide accurate and authoritative infor- 
mation of a general character only. 
Watch for tax revisions. 

no limit lo Ihe auKiunl that may be 
invested. Cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, 
or other property may be used (o pur- 
chase an aniuiily. When slocks or appreci- 
aled property are invested, Iherc is a- 
nolher special (ax advantage. Most if not 
all of the capilal gains tax is also avoided. 
Many people find Ihis a most profitable 
way lo reinvest low yield stocks that have 
appreciated greatly. 

A man, age 70, wilh $ 1 0,000 worth of 
slock which pays 2% annually, earns 
,$200 per year, which is taxable income. 
If he bought this stock for S3, 000 ten 
years ago, the capital gains tax would be 
formidable .should he sell it. On Ihe other 
hand, this same man could give this block 
of slock to Bryan in exchange for a 
$10,000 annuity. The annuity would pay 
him 6.823% interest or S682.30 per year. 
$559.50 of which would be non-taxable 
income, and only $122.80 would be 
taxable. Should this retirement income be 
low enough, this would be exempt from 

by Marvin K««n«r 

lax. I his appreciated stock would av(jid a 
large part if not all of the capital gains 
lax. In addition he would be able (o 
deduct S3, 5 10.00 from his Income tax 
Ihe year of the gift with a five-year 
carryover. The double lax advantage 
along with Ihe favorable tax Ircalmcnt of 
Ihe income makes Ihis method of annuity 
purchase most attractive. The same prin- 
ciple holds true with appreciated real 
estate or other property. 

This year Bryan College's student 
body has grown from 408 to 455. This 
10% increase added to last year's 18% 
increase has raised the financial burden 
considerably here. While it costs us about 
$2,500 per year to educate a student, the 
student pays only S2,050. This added 
S450 per student must come from inter- 
ested people. We need many new annu- 
itants to join with us in training Christian 
leaders for this critical day. To learn how 
you can become a partner with us in this 
vital ministry, send in the coupon below. 



If you would like to give to Christian education but 
cannot because of the limitation of funds and the un- 
cei'tainly of the future, there is a way to fulfill your desire 
.ithout sacrificing your peace of mind. Sur\-ivorship benefit 
may be included. 

A gift annuit}' pro\'ides an immediate gift to the College and a 
'guaranteed income to you for the rest of your life. You can 
start with as little as SlOO or convert a large part of your 
estate to a lifetime annuity. 

An immediate tax deduction is allowed for the gift portion 
of the annuity, the annual payments are largely tax-free, 
and a special tax saving may be realized through the pur- 
chase of a gift annuity with appreciated property'. 


BRYAN COLLEGE, Dayton. Tennessee 37321 

I am interested in your Gift Annuity Plan. Please send me, 
without obligation: 

Annuity rate for person, age 

.^Io.. Day. Year 

Booklet, "Effective Giving through Gift Annuities" 





Missions in Action 
Sponsors Six 
Summer Missionaries 

Viewing the mission field as a place of 
involvement now. the Bryan student mis- 
sionary organization, "Missions in Ac- 
tion," has a Summer Missions Project of 
raising support to send six of its own 
members to the field for summer minis- 
try. These students were introduced at 
the Christian Life conference in January 
and pledges were secured from the Bryan 
family toward the $6,000 needed for 
their travel and maintenance expenses. 

As you read the following information 
about these young people and their own 
desires in volunteering for summer serv- 
ice, please pray for the direction of the 
Holy Spirit as they go and tell of Christ. 

Kim Alt, a sophomore math major 
from Johnstown, Pa., plans to go with 
Greater Europe Mission to work in a 
French Bible school. Hoping to train as a 
WycHffe translator after her years at 
Bryan, Kim is looking to this summer as a 
chance to experience the missionary joys 
and hardships. 

Also volunteering to go to France is 
Ed Quigley, a sophomore biology major 
from Claymont, Delaware. As a construc- 
tion worker for a camp, Ed hopes to gain 
"experience as a missionary, experience 
in practical Christianity, and experience 
in watching Jesus Christ transform many 
people by His Holy Spirit." About his 
reasons for missionary interest, Ed says, 
"I have had many experiences with mis- 
sionaries at my home. We always house 
them during our Church Conferences. 
Just to watch them makes me hunger for 
a taste of the mission field." 

Sherry Lee Porter has spent two sum- 
mers working with missionaries in Mexico 
and has applied to go with SMP to 
Mexico again this summer. Sherry is a 
sophomore elementary education major 
from Decatur, Alabama. When asked 
what she hopes to gain from the summer, 
Sherry replied: "I expect to gain a bigger 
heart for other people, to consider them 
before myself, and I hope to gain the 
satisfaction that I have shared my love for 
Christ with someone else." 

Above are two students, Mark Shaver and 
Paul Ryder, shown as they deliver hot meals to 
elderly people in Dayton. The Bryanites repre- 
sent FISH, in a community service as they 
cooperate with the federal program to serve hot 
meals to the aged on welfare. Other students 
are involved as "Big brothers and sisters" to 
children from Dayton whom they may en- 
courage with frequent contacts. 

The FISH program, which is new at Bryan 
this year, has answered numerous types of 
emergency calls for baby sitting, painting, 
cleaning, transportation and other special tasks. 

Bruce Pauley, a junior elementary edu- 
cation major and Bible school graduate 
from Tuscola, Michigan, also plans to 
return to a field in which he has had some 
experience and recognizes a great 
challenge— the Mormons in Salt Lake 
City, Utah. Bruce wants to share the 
reality of Christ with this rapidly growing 

Joyce Dresdow spent her Christmas 
vacation in Mexico with Operation Mobil- 
ization selling and distributing Christian 
literature from door to door. For the 
summer she is interested in working with 
an Inter-Varsity camp in Guatemala for 
one month, then with one of the missions 
there for the remainder of the summer. A 
sophomore Christian Education major 
from West Chicago, Illinois, Joyce regards 
this privilege of serving God as the most 
meaningful way in which she can spend 
her vacation time. 

The youngest member volunteering 
her missionary abilities is Gwynn Henry, 
a freshman from Barnesville, Ga. With 
past counselling experience at Triple-R 
Ranch in Chesapeake, Va., Gwynn wants 
to reach children for Christ, and so has 
applied to work in camps for under- 
privileged city children in New York. She 
hopes that "it might encourage more 
people to support and pray for missions if 
they see that young people are getting 
directly involved." 


Bryan's European Study tour is sched- 
uled from June 19 through July 10 for a 
twenty-two day tour with visits to 
England, Holland, Germany, Austria, 
Italy, Switzerland and France offering 
college credit in the area of fine arts. Dr. 
John B. Bartlett, Bryan's academic dean 
and an experienced European traveler 
who has guided such tours for the past 
five summers, will serve as director and 

Highlights of this summer's literary 
tour will be visits to Shakespeare's home 
in Stratford-on-Avon, the Poets' Corner 
in Westminster Abbey, the Dickens' and 
Keats' homes in London, the Browning 
home and Dante home in Florence, and 
the Molier theater at the Louvre in Paris. 

With its wealth of opportunity to view 
European architecture, painting, and 
sculpture, this summer's first-class tour 
has been developed with special con- 
sideration for alumni and friends who 
may wish to share this experience just as 
tourists in a Christian party. 

Last year's tour members have stated: 
"The 1971 European summer tour was an 
A-1 experience in every way for the four 
members of our family who were privi- 
leged to go . . . Linda and I are finding 
periodicals and television programs that 
have special meaning now . . . this sum- 
mer has indeed been the highlight of my 
life ... on the tour we saw education 
come alive ... it is great to have Rome, 
Paris, and the Swiss Alps become a real 
part of our lives . . . the tour was well 
planned and worry free. Dr. Bartlett, as 
the tour director, was most efficient and 

Complete tour information is available 
by directing inquiries to Dr. John B. 
Bartlett, Academic Dean, Bryan College. 


David Wolfe, a junior of Sheldon, Iowa, 
gained honors with a first and second place at 
the indoor track meet sponsored by the 
Tennessee Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 
in February on the University of Tennessee 
campus in Knoxville. 

His first place finish came in the 1000-yard 
run in a time of 2:22.3. This race was run just 
20 minutes after the mile event in which he 
placed second in a time of 4:37.5, two seconds 
behind the winner. 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Robert E. Shcddan Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

.'^econd Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 





April-May-June 1972 

Number 4 

New Teachers Strengthen 
Three Academic Divisions 

Three new faculty members have been 
contracted for next fall to strengthen the 
business, speech, and Christian Education 
departments at Bryan. 

For the rapidly growing business de- 
partment, Dr. Robert P. Jenkins is com- 
ing from Centreville, Vir- 
ginia, to serve as professor 
of business. Having been 
an economist for the Fed- 
eral Economic Research 
Service since 1966, Dr. 
Dr. Jenkins Jenkins will teach courses 
in economics, banking, and the mana- 
gerial sciences. He received his B.S. from 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, his M.S. 
from Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. 
from Virginia Polytechnic, where he 
served part-time as staff member. Dr. 
Jenkins plans to move to Dayton in July 
with his wife and five children. 

Miss Rachel J. Ross, originally of Pella, 
Iowa, will be assistant professor of 
speech. She received her 
B.S. from Bob Jones 
University in 1955 and her 
M.A. from Northwestern 
University in 1961, and 
since that time has held 
Miss Ross the position of instructor 
in speech at Miami University in Oxford, 
Ohio. Her musical talents in singing as 
well as piano and organ playing will be 
appreciated at Bryan along with her 
experience in dramatics. 

Dr. Brian C. Richardson, who com- 
pleted his doctoral dissertation on May 


JULY 22-28 

See Page 5 for details 


Or. Richardson 

12, at Southwestern Baptist Theological 

Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, will bring 

^^^ a new doctorate to the 

m^^i division of Biblical Studies 

"'»»■ >• and Philosophy, with a 

specialty in Christian 

Education. He received his 

B.A. from Campbell 

College and his M.R.E.. 

from Southwestern. His appointment at 

Bryan is with the rank of associate 

professor of Christian Education. Dr. and 

Mrs. Richardson and their two cluldren 

wOl move to Dayton this summer. 


Dr. John B. Bartlett, dean of the 
faculty, was elected executive vice presi- 
dent of the coUege at the February 
meeting of the board of trustees. He will 
continue as dean of the faculty and 
part-time teacher of speech. In the new 
executive position,, he will share in the 
responsibility of the president's office, 
performing the functions of the president 
in his absence and such other duties as 
may be delegated to him by the presi- 


"Whatcyir yriu do. do your work heariilv. 
as for Ihf Lord ralhcr than for men. knowiiiK 
thai from llic Lord you will receive llie reward 
of Ihc inheritance. It i\ the Lord Chrin whom 
you serve. " (( ii|ii'.M.jn% 3:2.^- 14( 

Robert Sheddan has always been a 
stalwart example among the Bryan family 
that all things can be done willingly, 
cheerfully, and to the glory of God. Now 
a heart attack has taken him to be with 
the Lord. Praise should be given to God 
for the testimony of faithfulness and 
service he lived. 

Mr. Sheddan asked that no eulogy for 
him be given at his memorial services, and 
we will not violate the spirit of that 
request here. As Director of Administra- 
tive Services and in earlier positions Mr. 
Sheddan served the college for eight years 
until his death on April 1 2. He was such 
an integral part of Bryan's daily op>era- 
tions, in continual contact with faculty, 
administrators, and students alike, and his 
death was so unexpected, that it will be a 
long time before our loss will be fully 
reaUzed and his contribution to Bryan 
fully appreciated. 

Mr. Sheddan was a member of the 
First United Methodist Church of Dayton 
and sang with the choir for several years. 
He was also a veteran of World War II. He 
is survived by his wife. Mrs. Mayme 
Sheddan, who is dean of counseling ser- 
vices and student aid officer at Bryan: 
two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Posey, an 
alumna of 1967, and Miss Beverly 
Sheddan; and one son, Frank Sheddan, 
who is a member of the 1972 graduating 
class at Bryan. 

'■'Blessed are the dead who die in the 
Lord from now on." 'Yes.' says the Spirit, 
'that they may rest from their labors, for 
their deeds follow with them." (Revela- 
tion 14:13). 


1st Sem. -June 12-July 14 
2nd Sem.-Juiy 17-August 18 

Write to Registrar for details 

Class of 1972 

!. Alvis, Shirley Marie, Jacksonville, l''la., 
Elementary h'ducalioii 

2. Arndl, i'ldsel Vcnlcrs, Beckley, W. Va., 

3. Auringer, Lois Sally, I'riendsliip, Ohio, 
Elementary EiJiieation 

4. Barker, Roy 'lalmon, Hazard, Kenliicky, 

5. Bcckwith, Darlcne Lynne, Ipswich, Mass., 

6. Bellamy, Adricnne Cheri, Dahloiicga, Ga., 
Elementary Education 

7. Berwager, Ned Allen, Hanover, Pa., Bioloj^y 

8., Paul Cooper, Chattanooga, Tenn., 

9. Bocddeker, Elizabeth Anne, St. Louis, Mo., 

10. Boggs, Barton Allen, Butler, Pa., Math 

11. Bradshaw, Richard Wayne, Avella, Pa., 

12. Byerly, David Ldward, Spring City, Tenn., 
Business Administration 

13. Combs, Bertha Cirace, West Alexandria, 
Ohio, Elementary Education 

14. Conrad, Rebecca Susan, Dayton, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

15. Corder, Mary Jean, Hammond, Ind., Ele- 
mentary Education 

16. Ford, Donald Junior, Four States, W. Va., 

17. Fonts, Gerald Clayton, Hammond, Ind., 
Christian Education 

18. Fritts, Edward Homer, Harriman, Tenn., 

19. Fugate, Cora Wiggins, Spring City, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

20. Fulmer, Juha Ann, Springfield, Va.. Ele- 
mentary Education 

21. Graham, Deborah Scott, Graysville, Tenn., 
Business Administration 

22. Gregory, Steven Lee, Grand Haven, Mich., 

23. Gridley, John Milford, St. Joseph, Mich.. 
Christian Education 

24. Harbin, Terry Lynn, East Point, Ga., 

25. Harper, Bonita Shumaker, Northumber- 
land, Pa., Elementary Education 

26. Harper, Larry Dee, Booker, Texas, Greek 

27. Harris, James Haiold, Evensville, Tenn., 
Christian Education 

28. Haught, Martha Owsley, Michigan City, 
Ind., Elementary Education 

29. Hawkins, Ellen Catherine, New Orleans, 
La., English 

30. Holder, Patrick Leonard, LaFargeville, N. 
Y., Bible 

31. Howard, Mary Elizabeth, Sale Creek, 
Tenn.. Music Education 

32. Irwin. John WiUiam, Richmond, Va., Busi- 
ness Administration 

33. Jacobsen, Linda Joan, Chicago, 111., Ele- 
mentary Education 

34. Jenkins, Jamie Earl, Mobile, Ala., History 

35. Jenkins. Yvonne Marie, Beaver, W. Va., 
Elementary Education 

36. Jones. Martha, Abbeville, S. C, English 

37. Judson, Ness George, Linden, N. J.. Busi- 
ness Administration 

38. Judson, Pamela Stroupe, KiUarney, 
Manitoba, Elementary Education 

39. Karr, Diane Patricia, Clarkeston, Ga., 

40. Keeping, Thomas Charles, Decaturville, 
Tenn., Christian Education 

41. Kerber, Robert Dale, Glenview, 111., 

42. Kile, Peggy Driver, Chatham, 111., Ele- 
mentary Education 

43. Kimmel, Timothy James, Ashland, Ohio, 

44. Kypriandcs, David, Newport Ncwii, Va,, 

45. Lc, lln'u, Saigon, Soulh Vietnam, /<uv/»»'VJ 

46. Leal', (Jary luigcnc, Slunchndd, Minn,, 
Christian Education 

47. Loelllcr, Philip Ray, Royal Oak, Mich. 

48. Long, Henry Phillip, Johnstown, Ohio, 

49. Longnccker, Mark Andrew, Berwick, Pa., 
Business A dministration 

50. Main, John Dallas, Northvillc, Mich., Greek 

51. Mathisen, (Jcrald Stephen, Wausau, Wise, 

52. Matthes, Sandra Schmickl, Dayton, Tenn., 
Music Theory 

53. Mc(!arrell, Barbara Ann, Glenview, III., 
Elementary Education 

54. McCrcady, Elizabeth Clark, Erwin, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

55. Mebcrg, Harold Henry, Orlando, I'la., Bible 
*56. Medley, Evie Keener, Pikevillc, Tenn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

57. Mercer, Sheila Kay, Trenton. N. J., Ele- 
inentary Education 

58. Miller, Richard Leroy, Miami, P\!i., Biology 

59. Minter, Linda Marguerite, Oak Ridge, 
Tenn., Music Education 

60. Mitchell, Danny Bill, Madison, W. Va., 
Christian Education 

61. Neal, Lois Mac, Granite Falls, Minn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

62. Otto, David Vernon, Glen Burnie, Md., 
Business A dministration 

63. Paulson, Lynda Mae, Hopkins, Minn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

64. Peterson, Lynne Leopold, Milford, Ohio, 

65. Peterson, Paul Harry, Ft. Myers, Fla., 

66. Poole, George Joseph, Miramar, Fla., Ele- 
mentary Education 

67. Poole, Marilee, Miramar. Fla., Elementary 

68. Quigley, Eleanor Edna, Claymont, Del., 

*Not pictured 

69. Ru«itell, Chartoi t-Uiv/aid, I'airfield. Ohio, 

Chrlillan Eduralirm 
7(1 Ky.lcr. I'aiil Ch.irlc*. Corlland, N. y.,Bu^' 
nr\s Adininlatrallon 

71. Sav.iKc Connie Gwencver rih, 
I- la., liiology 

72. Shakvtpeare, Donald Louii, King of 
Pruimia. I'a,, I'tyclutloKy 

73. Shaver. Iloinion Kelly, Dayton, Tenn., 
ffusincas A dm/niflrallon 

74. .Shcddan. I rank Kobcfl. Daylon, Tenn., 
Mu\ii Eduialion 

•75. Simmons, Uciilah Walker, Pikevillc, Tenn.. 
E^lemenlary Education 

76. Smith, David l.cilic, Spring Hill, f-la,, 

77. Stewart, Marcia Ray, Lalce Alfred, I'Ul, 
Music Education 

7K. Stralcy, Kevin James,«ing, Mich,, 0/W« 

79. Strickland, Kenneth Wayne, Pomplon 
Plains, N. J., Bible 

80. Summers. Charles l::.ugcnc, Huntington, W. 
Va., Biology 

81. Tallent, Bobbie Owenby, Dayton, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

82. Turner, Joyce Elaine, Whcaton, Md,, Ele- 
mentary Education 

83. Van Prooyen. Nancy Lee. Wausau, Wise., 
Elementary Education 

84. Weld, Linda Carol, Lansing. .Mich., Biology 

85. Welker, Donald Eugene, Elkhart, Ind.. 

86. Wells, Patricia Jeanne, Huntington, W. Va., 
Elementary Education 

87. Welhcrbee. TimoUiy Mark, Newficld, N. 
Y., Church Music 

88. Whisman. James Wiley, LouisvilJe, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

89. Wilson, Carol Anne. Ft Lauderdale. Fla., 
Elementary Education 

90. Wilson, Larry John, Bradenton, Ra., 

91. Winkler. Noma Annette, Dayton. Tenn., 
Music Tlieory 

92. Wyllic. John Finley, Williamston, S. C. 


A Bryan trustee, Albert J. Page, was 
elected Chairman of the Christian Busi- 
nessmen's Committee Internationa] at its 
fall meeting in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Page's 
daugliter, Christine, graduated from 
Bryan College in 1971. With a record of 
over twenty-five years service with Inter- 
national Business Machines Corporation, 
Mr. Page is currently manager of adminis- 
tration at the Huntsville. Ala., IBM opera- 

An active Christian layman and mem- 
ber of Calvary Bible Church in Huntsville. 
Mr. Page has been working with CBMC 
for many years and is presently ser\ing 
his second three-year term on tlie Board 
of Directors. He is also very much in- 
volved in community affairs such as the 
planning commission, the model neigli- 

borhood planning committee, the Hunts- 
ville Industrial Expansion Committee, 
and the Administrative Management 
Society of North Alabama. 

Bryan College feels fortunate, indeed, 
to have such a man as Mr. Page serving on 
its Board of Trustees. 

Fine arts exhibits included a display in "The 
Little Gallery" by Wayne Hook, art instructor, 
of the bird and circle constructed of steel and 
the oil painting in the background. 

In the main lobby art exhibit, the central figure is 
a free form sculpture made of plaster by IVIarion 
Gray, a junior from Atlanta, Ga., and observed 
by Jim Hughson, a junior of Lily Dale, N. Y. 

Bryan Sponsors Fifth Community Festival 

For the fifth year Bryan College has 
sponsored a spring fine arts festival for 
Rhea County. Many local and student 
artists shared their paintings, drawings, 
and sculpture pieces along with floral 
arrangements for display in merchants' 
windows in both Dayton and Spring City 
during the week of April 29-May 7. 
Simultaneously the campus art show in 
the Library Reading Room exhibited 
many creations of students and county 
artists all week after an official opening 
and reception held on Sunday, April 30. 

Chapel time during the week was 
devoted to various programs: a new, 
award-winning film, WHY MAN 
CREATES; concerts by the Choralaires, 
directed by Mrs. Ruth Bartlett; the Brass 
Quartet, led by WilHam Boyd; the College 
Choir and Madrigals under the direction 
of Dr. James Greasby; and the presenta- 
tion of awards by the English department 
chairman Dr. Richard Cornelius to win- 
ners of the Literary Contest. 

The Symphonic Band under Mr. Boyd 
had an unusually versatile program and 
featured senior music major Mike Van 
Huisen of Grand Rapids, Mich., at the 
piano for Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN 

BLUE on one evening. The Drama Club, 
newly formed on campus this year by the 
Student Union, presented three one-act 
for two evenings to conclude the week's 

Advisory Committee 
Launclies Drive 

The Rhea County Advisory Commit- 
tee is completing a campaign to raise 
funds to pay for furnishings in the new 
women's dormitory, Arnold Hall. To 
date, $6,000 has been reported against 
the goal of $10,000. The funds are being 
used to cover the cost of movable furnish- 
ings provided by the college above the 
contract price which included certain 
items of built-in furniture. Included in 
the Advisory Committee project is the 
handsome lounge furniture already in use. 

Members of the committee are as 

Ben Purser, chairman 

William C. Hilleaiy, vice chairman 

Phillip Hall, secretary-treasurer 

John Beaid and Maitel Gamble, directors 

Two guests from the community view some of 
the paintings displayed in the Reading Room 
area by both students and local artists during 
the Festival week. Other displays were in the 
Dayton and Spring City store windows. 

Elbert Abel 
Keith Ament 
John Beard 
Lee Borders 
M. W. Choate 
Jim Cunnyngham 
Bryan Elder 
Ernest Forsten, M.D. 
Robert Forsten 
Martel Gamble 
Frank Glass, Jr. 
Phillip Hall 
William C. HUleary 
Edd Morgan 
Sam Morgan 

Robert Norris 
Jack PuUin 
Ben Purser 
N. Q. Purser 
Wallace Rice 
Charles Robinette 
T. Jack Robinson 
J. J. Rodgers, M.D. 
Richard Rogers 
C. P. Swafford 
Frank Tankersley 
Howard Taylor 
Tom Taylor 
Dan Wade 
Luther Welch 
Jimmy Wilkey 


In spite of not having a track to 
practice on, the Bryan track team found a 
seasonal highliglit when they won the 
annual Union Invitational Track Meet to 
bring home a total of sixteen trophies. 

Leading the Lions this year were four 
young men— Dave Wolfe, Paul Bishop, 
Ron Davidson, and Ben Turney— who 
helped establish the name "Bryan" in 
track circles in Tennessee, Kentucky, and 

Wolfe was named the outstanding per- 
former in the UIT by scoring 17 points 
with three firsts and being on two relay 
teams. He ran the 880 in 1 :57, the mile in 
4:27, and the three mile in 15:55. One 
other time this year he won all three 
events in a dual meet .plus winning the 
state indoor title in the 1000 yard run. 

Bishop took first place trophies in aU 
three throwing events at the UIT to make 
tliis the second meet in one week for 
winning aU three events. At press time 
Bishop's put of 46'35^" was the best 
throw in the shot put for the whole state 
of Tennessee. 

Davidson showed his great leaping 
ability by winning every high jump event 
that he entered. With a record jump of his 
own height of 6'5", he broke the school 
record four times this year and also had 
the best jump in the season's state statis- 

In the long jump and the triple jump, 
Ben Turney now holds the school record 
in the triple jump at AV6" and has a leap 
of 21' in the long jump. 

Other first place winners at UIT in- 
clude Joel Kocher in the high hurdles and 
Doug Mains in the 100-yard dash. 

Coach Lloyd Matthes '59 is encour- 
aged with the team's record and hopes 
the prospects for a track are not far away. 

New officers of the Bryan Women's Auxiliary 
are pictured above, left to right: Mrs. Hilda 
Winkler, treasurer; Miss Pearl Wallace, vice 
president; Mrs. Rebecca Van Meeveren, secre- 
tary; and Mrs. Kathleen Barnhart, president. 


JAMES REESE '56, biiss- 
barilonc vocalist and Ironibonist, 
who has served since 1961 with 
Ken Caniphcll in evangelistic minis- 
try, will direct Bryan's nuisicai pro- 
gram and share in the Sunday after- 
noon minislry. He is the author of Reese 
more than 75 gospel songs, hymns, and clioruses, and 
has produced four LP recordings. He will be accom- 
panied by his wife, Adrienne (Kerr) '56, and liieir five 

KEIM CAMPBELL '56, evangelist and president of 
the Campbell-Reese Evangelistic Association, Inc., 
will add an evangelistic dimension to the Bryan 
conference. Together with Jim Reese he has conducted more 
than 300 interchurch crusades since 1961 with the involvement 
of over 60 denominations. He is a member of the Founders' 
Committee and a former governor of Richmond College, 
Canada's only evangelical Christian liberal arts college. He is the 
author of A LIVE COAL FROM THE ALTAR and publisher of 
a quarterly, ENCOUNTER. Ken plans to bring his wife. Norma 
(Nandrea) '59, and their five cliildren to Tennessee for the 



JOHN REED '51 i.s known best 
for hi.s public speaking perfor- 
mances when a Bryan student and 
in his pursuit of his dcKloral degree 
at the Ohio Stale University until 
his present position as associate 
professor of practical theology at 
Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. 
Reed will share in a speech recital 
on Sunday afternoon and bring a series of Bible 
expositions during the week. His wife, fcrris (Martin) 
x'52, originally of Sale Creek, Tenn.. and their 
children will make their annual visit to Tennessee to 
share in this summer's conference. 

Missionary alumni will also be included in the 
conference schedule to share experiences and to show 
pictures from their fields. Already scheduled to be on the 
program are the following: 

Miss Margaret Ann McKinnon x'43, missionary Bible teacher 
and youth worker in the Philippines serving under International 
Missions, Inc; and 

Miss Marge Scholz '68, high school Bible teacher serving with 
Sudan Interior Mission in Ethiopia. 


2:00 p.m. Registration 

6:00 p.m. Picnic supper 

7:45 p.m. Film 

8:30 a.m. 
10:00 a.m. 
12:30 noon 

3:00 p.m. 

5:30 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
9:00 p.m. 



Local churches 


Music Concert 


Speech Recital 


Local churches 

Missionary film 




7:45 a.m. 


9:45 a.m. 

Missionary ar 

id Prayer Hour 

10:45 a.m. 


1 Campbell 

12:00 noon 




Ruby Falls 1 

(Outing and 


Confederama ! 


6:00 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


Reed ( 

9:00 p.m 









Fall Creek 
Falls State 







Room and Board for entire session: 
Adults (2 to a room)* 
Adults (2 or more in one family) 
Children (3 through 1 1) 
Children (2 and under) 

Daily Rates: 





Linens (sheets, pillow case, towels) will be furnished; guests should 
bring pillow and blankets if desired. 
•Single accommodations $5.00 additional. 

S40.00 each 

35.00 each 

20.00 each 

no charge 












• Picnic supper on campus on opening Saturday night. Local area 
friends bring covered dish. 

• Sacred concerts at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, 7:00 p.m., Friday. 

• Group outing to Fail Creek Falls State Park with picnic supper. 

• Air-conditioned dining hall, dormitories, and conference room. 

• Choice of other sight-seeing opportunities include many historical 
and scenic points in the area. 



Names and ages of children attending the conference. 

When do you expect to arrive at Bryan? Day: 

When do you expect to depart from Bryan? Day: 


Approx. Hour: 
Approx. Hour: 

Send to: SUMMER BIBLE CONFERENCE, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

The Bryanette 



Dr. Lyle Hillegas '56 has been appointed 
president of Westmont College, as announced 
on April 29 by the West- 
mont board of trustees. 
He is the fifth and young- 
est president of this sister 
Christian college in Santa 
Barbara, Cal. He has been 
on the faculty at West- 
mont since 1962, follow- 
ing the completion of his 

residency for the doctor's 

degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. 

During his first two years at Westmont, Dr. 
Hillegas wrote a 25-year history of the college. 
He has held positions in different areas includ- 
ing head resident, dean of men, and chaplain. 
As associate professor of religious studies he has 
taught various Bible courses as well as Greek 
and Christian Education. 

A world traveler and European visitor on 
several occasions. Dr. Hillegas led a Westmont 
student group on an academic tour of Europe 
in 1970 and then stayed on in England for a 
year of sabbatical leave to do post-doctoral 
studies in contemporary theology at Cambridge 


Jim Westgate '65 is assistant professor teach- 
ing group dynamics and homiletics in the 
Christian Education department of Dallas 
Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Roland Fleck '63 is teaching courses in 
statistics, measurement research design and 
child psychology at Rosemead Graduate School 
of Psychology in Cahfomia. Prior to his ap- 
pointment at Rosemead, Dr. Fleck was chair- 
man of the psychology department at Cedar- 
ville College in Ohio and also taught part-time 
at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to 
being a Bryan graduate, he holds the M.Ed, in 
guidance and counseling and the doctorate in 
research design and child development from the 
University of Georgia. Roland and Dorothy 
(Tewis) x'66 have three children. 


Harold and Virginia (Smiley) '50 Sells are 
sharing in the responsibility of teaching about 
200 missionary children in the Wychffe school 
at Yarinacocha base in Peru. Five members of 
the Wycliffe family were among those killed on 
Dec. 24 when a Peruvian airliner went down in 
a storm. Harold was on the plane that rescued 
the one girl survivor from the 92 passengers. 
Harold and Virginia had reservations on that 
plane but decided to stay a few more days in 
Lima; so they are especially conscious of God's 
purpose in sparing their lives for continued 
service here. 

John '54 and Joyce (Johnson) '54 Rathbun 
and children plan to return to the States for 
furlough from Korea in mid-June. 

Nadine Schick '54 flew back to Africa on 
Jan. 25 to resume work in Zaire (formerly 
Congo) as a Bible school teacher. She is taking 
up the study of the Swahili language with 
courses at the Kenya Language School in 
Nairobi, Kenya, until May 1. 

Paul '54 and Maiy (Wiggans) x'56 Maisteller 
with their two sons, PhiUp and Mark, are on 
furlough from Belem, Brazil, with plans to 
return in January 1973. Paul will be helping 
with the flight orientation program for new 
pilots at the Wycliffe Jungle Aviation and 
Radio Service headquarters in North Carolina 
during the fall months. The summer is being 
spent in Arizona and California. 

Glenn "58 and Dorothy (Bean) '54 Graham 
with their four children returned in November 
to their tribal work in an Amanap village of 
New Guinea. On the last lap of their journey in 
a twin-engine Aztec flown by a Wycliffe pilot 
who became aware of mechanical difficulties 
with the plane's nose wheel needed for landing, 
a miraculous "Finger of God" was applied just 
at the necessary moment of landing to lock the 
landing gear into place. Later investigations by 
mechanics showed that the gear could not be 
locked because it was broken! God had inter- 

Dan x'63 and Shelby (Skinner) '61 Harrison 
have returned to their school responsibilities in 
the Summer Institute of Linguistics base in 
Ukarumpa. New Guinea. 

Janet Claycomb "64, after discontinuing her 
work in Korea, has been appointed to serve in 
Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, with the Grace 
Independent Baptist Mission. Her work will 
include Sunday school teaching, junior church, 
youth work, camps, teaching Bible in pubUc 
schools, women's work, and literature distribu- 
tion. Presently she is working at a nursing home 
while residing in Doylestown, Pa. 

Ron '64 and Diane (Peck) x'64 Morten have 
returned to the States after completing Wycliffe 
Jungle Camp. With their two children, they 
lived in Miami with Diane's parents from Easter 
until May 1 when they joined Ron's family in 
Kalamazoo, Mich. 

John Eastman '66 recently accepted the 
position of Assistant Pastor at the Christian 
Tabernacle in Dayton, Ohio, serving with Pastor 
Wayne W. Boyer. 

John '67 and Phyllis (Horton) '69 Stone 
plan to be in Sweden for eight weeks this 
summer where John will be teaching two 
courses. He is completing his third year at 
Dallas Theological Seminary. 

Ken Hurley '68 received the master of 
education degree in mathematics from the 
University of Tennessee at Knoxville in August 
1971. He was assisted by a National Science 
Foundation Grant. For the past five years he 
has been teaching algebra and geometry at Rhea 
Central high school. 

Denzii Mauk '69 and Bill Slocum '69 are on 
the Grace Theological Seminary list to receive 
the Master of Divinity degree on May 24. Bill 
plans to continue his seminary work in theol- 
ogy and was voted by fellow students as best 
preacher of his division of senior homiletics. 

Continuing Bryanites at Grace Seminary are 
Larry Connors '69, Bill Wilson '70, Steve 
Cramer '70, Charles Gaehring '70, and Allan 
Dollar '7L Allan was yearbook editor this past 

U. S. Air Force Airman First Class Carvis D. 
Chappell '70, of Macon, Ga., has been named 
Outstanding Airman of the Quarter in his unit 
at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. A communications 
center specialist, Airman Chappell was selected 
for his exemplary conduct and duty perfor- 


Patricia Ann Lyons '62 to David Arthur 
Fraser on April 14 in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Hendersonville, N. C. 

Mile Anthony Macko II '67, to Dianne Lee 
Beer on May 6 in Fairfield, Ohio. 


PhiUp Mark to James '56 and Adrienne 
(Kerr) '56 Reese in Milton, Ontario on January 
18. He joins Beth, 13; Paul, 11; Steve, 8; and 
Daniel. 4. 

To Terry x'64 and Mildred Chesebro their 
third daughter, Anita Jo on December 8. Her 
sisters are Pamela Carol, 3, and Deborah Kay 
Vh. Terry has been working for Farmers' Home 
Administration in Escanaba, Mich., since June 

To Richard and Sandie (Oswalt) x'67 Kelsey 
a son, David Ray, on March 22, in Monticello, 

To Robert '68 and Nancy (Bickford) '69 
Johansen on March 8 their first child Stephen 
Andrew, in Dayton, Tenn. 

To Charles and Sally (Carlson) '69 Keller 
their first child, John Paul, on New Year's day 
in Paris, France. They are studying Vietnamese 
and seeking to make contacts with the Viet 
Cong to secure information about the release of 
American missionary and captive. Hank Blood, 

To Charles '72 and Darlene (Cook) x'73 
Russell a daughter, Bronlyn Kaye in Dayton, 
Tenn., on March 13. 


The Oak Ridge Church in Charleston, W 
Va., is seeking a pastor for an independent, 
fundamental fellowship. 

The Community Bible Church in Keithville, 
Louisiana, is seeking candidates for the position 
of Youth Pastor. 

Pictured above are alumni and friends of Bryan 
who attended the March 25 dinner at the 
Bonanza restaurant in Jacksonville, Fla. Stu- 
dent testimonies preceded a devotional chal- 
lenge by Ray Parker '69, who is instructor in 
Christian Education at Bryan, and a report 
from the alumni office by Rebecca Peck, 
executive secretary. 

At left in front are 90-year "young" grand- 
parents of Dr. Richard Cornelius, Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert Yahraes, then Jesse and Evelyn 
(Patterson) '58 Brown, Dannie x'70 and 
Patricia (Stimatze) x'70 Smith, Jeanice 
(Corcoran) x'60 and Kenneth Connett. Other 
alumni present included Hazel Nell Geiger '47, 
Ray '69 and Paula (Huffingham) '69 Parker, 
and Mrs. Elizabeth Cornelius, honorary alumna, 
in second row; and Lee Simpson, '70 in back 

The Jacksonville group elected Dannie 
Smith chairman and Mrs. Dannie Smith as 
secretary for 1972 for the Jacksonville chapter 



by Marvin K«en«r 

The S(cw;irclsliip Planner lias been endeavoring lo provide yon willi data lliat will lielp you gel the most from your assets and 
enable you lo be a more cITeelive ('iirislian steward, liy properly planninj.', your estate you can protect your family and your home 
and financial assets I'roni becoming entangled, threatened, and burdened unnecessarily. Tlic key item in this planning it a valid 
up-to-date will. 

This issue will give you a check-up qui/, to help you be sure ilial you arc on the right track. Read each question and check the 
square if your answer is yes. 

D Do you have a will? 

D Has it been reviewed recently? 

D Are provisions made for eveiy possession in your will? 

D Do both husband and wife have wills? 

n Do the wills provide for each spouse to leave property to the other outright? 

D Do the wills contain trusts designed to escape estate tax in the second estate? 

D If you have set up any inter vivos (living) trusts, do they dovetail with the other parts of your estate plans? 

D Do you have any calculations of the estate tax impact of your will as of the present time? 

D Do you have any calculations of current liquidating requirements? 

D Does your spouse know where your original will is located? 

D Does your Ufe insurance dovetail with the other parts of your estate plan? 

D If your wife owns the life insurance on your life, has she paid the premium from her separate funds? 

D Does the will provide for the continuation of your business interests? 

D If you are a partner in business, have you made plans for the orderly liquidation of your partnership interests? 

D If you are a stockholder in a closed corporation, have you entered into any buy-and-sell agreements of your stock? 

D Have you been following a program of lifetime giving? 

D Have you taken Social Security benefits into account in considering your family's financial requirements after your death? 

n Have you made any large gifts lately? If so, have you estabUshed proof that these gifts were not made in contemplation of 

D Have all invalid and revoked wills been destroyed? 

D Has your will been updated to comply with the latest changes in the law? 

n Has your family remained the same since you drew your will? 

D Has your financial status remained the same since you drew your will? 

D Do you still live in the same state where you lived when your will was dravm? 

D Have you remembered the Lord's work in your will? 

If you can answer all of the above "yes," then your will should be in good condition. One "no" means that you should review 
your will right away and bring it up-to-date, making all necessary changes for the welfare of your beneficiaries. 
For additional help with your will, check and return the coupon below. 

This information bulletin is pub- 
lished quarterly for friends of Bryan 

Neither the author nor the pub- 
lisher of this publication is engaged in 
rendering legal or tax advisory service. 
For advice and assistance in specific 
cases, the services of an attorney or 
other professional person should be 

Watch for tax revisions. 

BRYAN COLLEGE, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Please send me without obligation: 


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Itineraries are nearly complete for two teams of 
Musical Messengers to travel this summer for Bryan 
in a dozen northern and eastern states, beginning 
on June 7 and continuing through August 16. 
Requests for unscheduled dates may be addressed 
to the Public Relations Office at Bryan. 

The male quintet at left includes a freshman 
quartet and accompanist Mike Van Huisen, a 
graduating senior from Grand Rapids, Mich. In 
order from the left are Chuck Davis, first tenor, of 
Spring City, Tenn.; Danny Camp, second tenor, of 
Hixson, Tenn.; Emerson Roth, bass, of Louisville, 
Ohio; Mike at the back; and Greg Norwood, 
baritone, of Richmond, Va. 

At the right seated are Brent Ferguson, tenor, 
of Trenton, Ga., and Rick Efird, bass, of Kanna- 
polis, N. C, veterans of the 1971 summer tour. In 
the back row are Carris Barker, accompanist, of 
Ashford, W. Va.; Debbie Vincent, soprano, of 
Beaumont, Texas; and Barbara Peck, alto, of 
Springfield, Mo. 


Wednesday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. 

West Jefferson Bible Church 

West Jefferson, Ohio 
Thursday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. 

Millerstown Church 

MiUerstown, Ohio 
Friday, June 9 

Erie County S. S. Convention 

Erie, Pennsylvania 
Saturday, June 10, 7:45 p.m. 

Youth for Christ 

Erie, Pennsylvania 
Sunday, June 1 1, 7:30 p.m. 

Fluvanna Community Church 

Jamestown, New York 
Wednesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Struthers. Ohio 
Sunday, June 18, 8:30, 10:40 a.m. 

Dueber United Methodist 

Canton, Ohio 
Sunday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. 

First Friends Church 

Salem, Ohio 
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. 

South Ridge Baptist Church 

Conneaut. Ohio 
Sunday, June 25, 7:45 p.m. 

Faith Baptist Church 

New Castle, Pennsylvania 
Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. 

Bethlehem Baptist Church 

Qeveland. Ohio 
Friday, June 30, 7:00 p.m. 

Mentor Road Bible Church 

Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 
Sunday, July 2, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

New Salem Presbyterian Church 

New Salem, Pennsylvania 
Sunday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. 

Emmanuel iSaptist Church 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 
Wednesday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Danville, Pennsylvania 
Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. 

United Methodist Church 

Milan, Pennsylvania 
Saturday, July 8, 7:45 p.m. 

Tri-State Bible Conference 

Port Jervis, New York 

Sunday, July 9, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Dallas Community Church 

Dallas, Pennsylvania 
Sunday, July 9, 8:00 p,m. 

Moreland Baptist Church 

Muncy, Pennsylvania 
Monday, July 10, 11:00 a,m., 
3:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. 

Montrose Bible Conference 

Montrose, Pennsylvania 
Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. 

Folcroft Union Church 

Folcroft, Pennsylvania 
Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. 

America's Keswick 

Whiting, New Jersey 
Sunday, July 16 

Cinnaminson Baptist Church 

Cinnaminson, New Jersey 
Sunday, July 16, p.m. 

New Ark Union Church 

Wilmington, Delaware 
Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. 

Abbott Memorial United Presbyterian 

Baltimore, Maryland 
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. 

Faith Bible Church 

Baltimore, Maryland 
Thursday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. 

Church of the Atonement 

Silver Spring, Maryland 
Sunday, July 23, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Aldersgate United Methodist 

Baltimore, Maryland 
Sunday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. 

Calvary Baptist Church 

Garfield Estates, Woodbridge, Va. 
Wednesday, July 26, 7:45 p.m. 

Immanuel Baptist Church 

Richmond, Virginia 
Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. 

Glengariff Baptist 

Norfolk, Virginia 
Sunday, July 30, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Gorman Baptist Church 

Durham, North Carolina 
Sunday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. 

Hope Valley Baptist 

Durham, North Carolina 
Monday, July 31-Saturday, Aug. 5 

Guess Road Baptist Church Camp 

Durham, North Carolina 

Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. 

Guess Road Baptist Church 
City-Wide Youth Meeting 
Durham, North Carolina 

Sunday, August 6, 1 1 :00 a.m. 
Guess Road Baptist Church 
Durham, North Carolina 

Sunday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. 
Ridgecrest Baptist Church 
Durham, North Carolina 


Sunday, June 11, 11:00 a.m. 

North Kannapohs Baptist Church 

KannapoUs, North Carolina 
Sunday p.m.. June 11 — Friday, June 16 

Vacation Bible School 

North Hills Presbyterian Church 

Salisbury, North Carolina 
Friday, June 16, 8:00 p.m. 

Keysville Presbyterian Church 

Keysville, Virginia 
Sunday, June 18— Tuesday, June 20 

Calvary Presbyterian Church 

Norfolk, Virginia 
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. 

Community Bible Church 

Newport News, Virginia 
Sunday, June 25, p.m. 

Bible Baptist Qiurch 

Danville, West Virginia 
Sunday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. 

Fundamental Baptist Church 

Tallmadge, Ohio 
Sunday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Medina, Ohio 
Sunday, July 9, 9:45 

First Baptist Church 

St. Clair, Michigan 
Sunday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Livonia, Michigan 
Tuesday, July 1 1 

First Baptist Church 

Williamston, Michigan 
Wednesday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. 

Rives Baptist Oiurch 

Rives Junction, Michigan 

Friday, July 14 

Youth for Christ 

Toledo, Ohio 
Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. 

Howardsville Gospel Chapel 

Marcellus, Michigan 
Sunday, July 16, 7:00 p.m. 

First Baptist of Eaton Rapids 

Eaton Rapids, Michigan 
Monday and Tuesday, July 17 and 18 

Gull Lake Bible Conference 

Hickory Corners, Michigan 
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. 

The Hartford Federated Church 

Hartford, Michigan 
Friday, July 21, 7:00 p.m. 

Twin Branch Bible Church 

Mishawaka, Indiana 
Sunday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. 

West Chicago Bible Church 

West Chicago, llUnois 
Sunday, July 23, 7:00 p.m. 

Meadows Baptist Church 

Rolling Meadows, Illinois 
Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 p.m. 

Community Bible Church 

Whiting, Indiana 
Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m. 

Palatine Bible Church 

Palatine, lilmois 
Friday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. 

Peoples Church 

Beloit, Wisconsin 
Saturday, July 29 


First Baptist Church 

Lancaster, Wisconsin 
Sunday, July 30, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Arena Bible Church 

Arena, Wisconsin 
Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 p.m. 

Grace Presbyterian Church 

Peoria, Illinois 
Saturday, August 5 

Youth for Christ 

St. Louis, Missouri 
Sunday, August 6, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. 

Brentwood Bible Church 

Brentwood, Missouri 
Sunday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. 

The United Methodist Church 

Anna, Illinois 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Teimessee 37321 

.Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 




J hi 

Volume XXXIX 

July-Auguit-Septamber 1972 

Number 1 


A recent aerial photo of the Bryan campus shows the main administration building in the center 
from a rear view with the two women's dormitories, Huston Hall and Arnold Hall on the right, and 
Long Dorm for Men hidden by trees above Huston Hall. In the upper left corner is Faculty Circle 
with three houses in sight and the location of the new Clementson home close by. The 
maintenance building is in the center foreground and the athletic field and tennis courts on the 
extreme right behind the plane's wing strut. 


Enrollment for the fall term on Sep- 
tember I reached 49 1 , according to regis- 
tration figures released by L. Donald Hill, 
registrar, representing 457 fulltime stu- 
dents and 34 part-time, and fulltime 
equivalent enrollment of 469. These regis- 
tration figures are to be compared to 455 a 
year ago, 406 fulltime and 49 part-time, 
and 418 fulltime equivalent. The 1972 
enrollment represents a 12% increase in 
fulltime equivalent and corresponds favor- 
ably with the 9% increase in 1971 over 
1970. Since Bryan was accredited in 1969, 
the fulltime equivalent has increased 32%. 


The new academic year opened on 
August 23 with a two-day spiritual retreat 
for faculty and administration at the 
Watts Bar Lake cabin of Mr. Harry C. 
Johnson of Athens, Tennessee, a trustee 
emeritus of the college. Dr. Jay Edward 
Adams, dean of students and associate 
professor of practical theology at West- 
minster Theological Seminary, Philadel- 
phia, served as speaker and consultant in 
a program which emphasized the ministry 
of counseling. Homework for the partici- 
pants included the reading of Dr. Adams' 

Dr. Adams holds the bachelor's degree 
from Johns Hopkins University, the B.D. 
from Reformed Episcopal Seminary, the 
master of sacred theology from Temple 
University, and the Ph.D. from the 
University of Missouri. He has been a 
pastor and a speech teacher and he 
currently carries on a conference ministry 
in addition to his seminary responsi- 
bilities. He is the author of two books 
and several pamphlets and has a third 
book now in preparation. 


The spiritual life meetings held each 
year in connection with orientation week 
were led by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, pastor 
of Immanuel Baptist Church. Richmond, 
Va. Dr. Toussaint holds the B.A. degree 
from Augsburg College and tlie master 
and doctor of theology degrees from 
Dallas Theological Seminary, where he 
also taught for a time. He was on the 
faculty at Northwestern College and 
served as president of Western Bible 
Institute in Denver. Immediately prior to 
assuming his present pastorate in 1969, 
he was pastor of the Irving (Texas) Bible 
Church. Dr. Toussaint is widely known 
for his effective Bible teaching conference 

New appoinlmcnis in addition to the 
three new faculty members announced in 
the last NEWSETTE, are a.s follows: 

Returning alumnus, 
Kermit Zopfi, dean of 
students and assistant pro- 
fessor. A student at Bryan 
two years. Mr. Zopfl re- 
ceived both the B.A. and 
M.A. at Wheaton College and then re- 
turned to teach at Bryan from 1951-55. 
After a period of fifteen years, mainly in 
Germany and then for three years as west 
coast representative for the Greater 
Europe Mission, he studied and ser\'ed on 
the staff at Azusa Pacific College for two 
years, earning the M.A. in social studies 
with a major in psychology. 

Jerry R. Sawyer, 
assistant professor of 
English, holds the B.A. 
from San Francisco 
State College, the M.A. 
^»- "»■»*. from the University of 
California at Santa Barbara, and is a 
doctoral candidate at the Washington 
State University. 

John Reeser. assistant 
professor of health and 
P.E. and soccer and base- 
ball coach, coming from 
the coaching staff of the 
Roberts Weslevan Collese 
in North Chili.' N.Y.. holds the B.S. from 
Greenville (Illinois) College and the M.S. 
from Kansas State Teachers College. 

Rev. Charles 
Robinson, joining the 
administrative staff as 
assistant director of 
public relations, replac- 
ing Robert Sheddan, has 
just completed eighteen years as pastor of 
the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, 
Tennessee. He is the father of two Br>'an 
.A.lumni. A graduate of the Pennsylvania 
Bible Institute. Mr. Robinson began his 
service career as a missionarv in 
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The successful completion of the 
1971-72 year, even though with an un- 
wanted operating fund deficit, and the 
a optimistic begin- 
nings of the new 
year should be a 
cause of satisfaction 
XL '•, '^' and thanksgiving for 

/^ J the friends of Bryan 

..liifl. 9Vi^^ College. Last year 
saw the largest graduating class in history 
(92), the completion of the new women's 
dormitory, an increase in endowment 
fund assets by some 5125,000, and, basic 
to all other factors, a good year in respect 
to the achievement in the area oi^ its 
spiritual and academic commitments. 

The new year has opened with an 
enrollment increase and with further im- 
provements in the academic preparation 
of the faculty. For the first time all 
academic majors are fully covered with 
faculty holding the doctorate (40% of the 
faculty hold the doctorate and some 57% 
have formal academic preparation equal 
to a year or more beyond the master's 
degree, both of these categories being 
related to Southern Association stand- 

Major expectations and goals for the 
new college year include the following: 

1. Tlie completing, finally, of the unfinished 
areas of the main building, including the 
new student union on the ground floor and 
a new faculty office complex, and adminis- 
trative offices on the main floor. These 
projects, already approved by the board of 
trustees, will be financed in part by the sale 
of the remainder of the Summers Estate 
property in Chattanooga. Additional funds, 
however, will have to be raised. 

2. Completion of the institutional self-study, 
in progress all last year, in preparation for 
the evaluation committee visit of April 1-4 
from the Southern Association of Colleges 
and Schools as a part of the reaccreditation 

3. Raising of a minimum of some S200,000 in 
unrestricted gifts for the operating fund to 
prevent reoccurrence of a current funds 
deficit and to offset any negative effect of 
the 1971-72 deficit and to accomplish this 
goal by April 1, the date of the evaluation 
committee visit. A President's Club has been 
established to give recognition to all donors 
who contribute a minimum of S500 in 
unrestricted funds during the academic year. 
Memberships are solicited! To date eight 
have joined the Club with $13,000 in gifts 
or pledges. 

4. Launching the capital funds campaign of 
S500,000 for the -Rudd Memorial Chapel, 
plans for which are nearing completion. It is 
hoped that commitments for the chapel can 
be secured within a year's time and con- 
struction begun by late 1973. 

5. Basic to all of these goals is sound 

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educational and spiritual service to the 
students. A few months ago I saw in one of 
the widely read letter columns the letter of 
a woman who had been on a tour of colleges 
and universities who said that everywhere 
she had found beautiful campuses and hand- 
some buildings but "crummy students." I 
was sorry her letter did not carry a name 
and address so that 1 could invite her to 
Bryan to see our students. 
If we fail with our students, all the 
building improvements, accreditation, or 
fund raising will be in vain. We thank God 
that the commitment of faculty, adminis- 
tration, and students is still to the original 
Christian purpose of the college (and 
above all to a living person, Jesus Christ) 
and to a continuing improvement in our 
program of educational and personal 
services to students. If you want an 
investment in money, prayer, and time 
that is yielding excellent returns regularly 
and has good growth potential, Bryan is 
the college for you. 

Three Trustees 
Chosen for Board 

Three new trustees were elected at the 
commencement meeting of the board of 
trustees, bringing to twenty-seven the 
number now serving out of a possible full 
complement of thirty authorized by the 
college charter. Elected were Mrs. Cliff 
Barrows, Greenville, S. C, wife of Billy 
Graham Evangelistic Association song- 
leader. Cliff Barrows; W. C. Hilleary, vice 
president of Southern Silk Mills. Spring 
City, Tennessee; and Ben S. Purser, presi- 
dent of Dayton Bank and Trust Com- 
pany. Mrs. Barrows will serve on the 
student affairs committee, Mr. Hilleary 
on buildings and grounds, and Mr. Purser 
on public relations and development. The 
Bryan board will hold its fall meeting on 
October 2. 











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In ceremonies on August 27, the Summers 
Gymnasium was dedicated with the unveiling of 
a plaque in memory of the late James Ernest 
Summers, benefactor of Bryan College who left 
an estate of $700,000 for the largest gift ever 
contributed by one donor to the College. In 
addition to building the gym, this gift also 
provided the improved academic facilities on 
the third floor of the main building and other 
campus improvements. 


Summer physical improvements in- 
cluded completion of the parking lot at 
the gymnasium, surfacing of three other 
campus parking areas, a new roof and the 
painting inside and out of House 3 used 
as a men's overflow dormitory, installa- 
tion of cabinets, stoves, and refrigerators 
in Cedar Hill to convert five more apart- 
ments to married students' use, and the 
beginning of a renovation project in 
newly acquired Bryan Village. (Formerly 
known as Arnold Village, because it was 
developed by Mrs. E. B. Arnold, the name 
of this married students' housing complex 
has been changed to prevent confusion 
with the newly named Arnold Hall.) 


Shown in the accompanying picture is^ 
Mrs. E. B. Arnold, Dayton merchant and 
trustee emeritus, observing the new 
plaque in front of Arnold Hall, Bryan's 
newest dormitory, which was named for 
her and her late husband. Official 
announcement of the naming of the 
building by action of the board of 
trustees was made at the May 22 gradua- 
tion, when Mrs. Arnold was presented to 
the commencement convocation and the 
dedicatory inscription of the plaque was 
read. Both Mr. and Mrs. Arnold were 
among the founders of the College and 
rendered distinguished service in succes- 
sion as trustees, including service as secre- 
tary to the board by both of them. 



A sLimiiici scliool legislrulioii ol l'> 
represented three kinds ol' progriinis: 
(1) on-canipus classes for 41 students 
with 10 faculty and 17 courses; (2) the 
European tour which included II slu 
dents in a fine arts course with Dr. .IdIiii 
B. Barllett as instructor; and (^) the 
Challanooga phase ol' the ciMitinuing 
education program with 27 registrants in 
three courses with three faculty. 

Of the 79 summer registrations 58 
were first-time registrants for the 1 97 1 -72 
academic year, bringing the annual head- 
count enrollment to 623, a new high for 
the annual enrollment (counting each 
registrant, whether fulltime or part-time, 
once only in the statistics for the full 
academic year of two semesters and the 
summer). Summer school is a separate 
section in the budget and is not included 
in the academic statistics for the regular 
year in computing fulltime equivalent 
enrollment, which is the more significant 
index of enrollment growth. Bryan's full- 
time equivalent (FTE) for the two 
semesters of the academic year was 4 1 3 
out of a headcount registration of 565. 

Of new significance this year was the 
growth in part-time registration because 
of an increased emphasis in continuing 
education, including participation in the 
Chattanooga program mentioned already. 
Of the 175 part-time registrants during 
the two semesters of the regular academic 
year, 53 were in the Chattanooga pro- 
gram, 19 in the Boca Raton extension 
Bible class, and the remainder on campus. 
In the Chattanooga program Bryan was a 
cooperating institution with the Chat- 
tanooga City school system in its Com- 
munity Action Agency program operated 
by that system under a federal grant for 
the disadvantaged. The Bryan registration 
in that program for both the second 
semester and summer totaled 80. 
L. Donald Hill, registrar, is director of the 
continuing education program. 


The summer Bible Conference at- 
tracted more than 80 resident guests in 
addition to a similar number of area 
visitors for the week-long session of in- 
spirational messages, music, and outings. 
The wholesome Christian fellowship 
among the guests as well as the challeng- 
ing messages by Dr. John Reed and evan- 
gelist Ken Campbell, and music by Jim 
Reese, plus missionary testimonies, pro- 
vided the setting for an outstanding con- 
ference program. 


lender of 

Fal Events 

Sf'pi 1 5 

Evangelist Ken 
Catnpbell and srjloist 
Jim R'.'f.'se 

Sept 9 

All-college picnic 

Sept 14- 


Evangelist Mickey Rice, 
Charleston, W. Va. 

Ocl 2 

Board of Trustees meet- 

Oct 6-8 

Alumni Homecoming 
and College for a Day 
on October 6 

Oct 12-13 

Dr. Karlis Leyasmeyer, 

Philadelphia, European 

refugee, author, profes- 

sor, and lecturer on in- 

ternational affairs 

Oct 22-24 

Mid-semester Break 


Day of Prayer 

Nov 23-26 

Thanksgiving recess 

Dec 9 

Annual Christmas ban- 

Dec 21 

First semester ends, 
Christmas vacation be- 

Jan 8 

Second semester begins 
with registration and 
Christian Life Confer- 


Two teams of Musical Messengers 
traveling in the Northeast and Midwest 
were given excellent ratings as to their 
music, testimonies, appearance, and 
evidence of Christian character. 

A director of Christian Education in 
Maryland commented, "I noticed a real 
unity of teamwork among the members 
and their cooperative spirit toward their 
leader. Their witness before us was of 
great credit to our Lord and a good 
advertisement for Bryan College. They 
have given me a very good impression of 
the college." Concerning the second 
team, "We have had several groups of 
young people from other colleges in our 
church, but none that could even com- 
pare with the (Bryan) Mixed quartet. We 
found the young people exceptional in all 
areas. The one thing that impressed many 
of us was their knowledge of the Word 
both in the services and in the sessions 
that followed." 

The team leaders, Walter Seera, admis- 
sions counsellor, and Jim Fitzgerald, 
junior student and head resident of Cedar 
Hill, recognized real dedication on the 
part of the student musicians and a 


(Continued from pane I j 

Kentucky. Ills rcxpomibitttics include 
ovcrsi).'lil of the printing and mailing 
services and proniolion of ihc college 
through its publicily and publications 
channels, and coordinaior of general 
public relations functions, 

Mrs. Barbara Davidson from a secre- 
tary's post m ilie development and 
alumni office to head resident of Huston 
Hall for women. Bolli Barbara and Ron, 
lier husband, arc senior students, Mrs. 
Davids(jn replaces Kalhy Mir ■ 'i 

plans to teach in Illinois lliis (:i 

Mrs. Gleneale Zopfl, secretary in 
public relations and development. 

Mrs. Frank Schmickl, transfer from 
head receptionist to secretary to the Vice 
President and Academic Dean, Dr. John 
Barllett, replacing Mrs. Ann Morgan who 
moved to Dayton, Ohio. 

Mrs. Elaine Miller, a new student's 
wife, assistant in the business office. 

Mike Albrecht and Mary Jo Jordan. 
both of Evensville, to the Buildings and 
Grounds staff, with Mr. Albrecht in 
charge of all janitorial services. 

Students wives were expected to fill 
the remaining positions as assistant in 
administrative services and receptionist in 
the main lobbv. 

continued growth in Christian grace dur- 
ing the experiences of the summer. 

The students themselves became more 
aware of the need for evangelism and 
challenge for Christian living and rejoiced 
in the numerous opportunities they had 
during the summer to confront other 
young people with the claims of Christ. 


The 40-voice College Choir and 
Madrigals plan a spring tour in Georgia 
and Florida during vacation, March 2-12, 

Requests for the choir during this 
period or for smaller Messenger teams 
during December 27— Januarj' 8 of the 
Christmas vacation period, the spring 
vacation dates in March, or the summer 
period of June througli .\ugust should be 
addressed to the Public Relations Office. 
Bryan College. Early requests will be 
given preference as far as is possible 
within the liniitarions of the total tour 

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The Bryanette 



The members of the class of 1952 who staged a 
20-vear reunion during the summer Bible con- 
ference are pictured above, left to right: (stand- 
ing) Dave Wisthoff, Albert and Joyce (Cooper) 
Levengood, Gloria and Billy Monn; (seated) 
Katie Wisthoff, Barbara (Becker) and Richard 
Mcintosh, Jim and lona (Costley) Harris. 


Paul '54 and 
Mary O^'ggans) x'56 
Marsteller with their 
sons Philip and 
Marl< and pet 
monlcey are shown 
as they made a 
Bryan stop on their 
way from Brazil to 
Ohio for furlough 
days. Paul will be teaching at the JAARS 
headquarters in VVaxhaw, N.C. this year. 

Frank x'6 1 and 
Martha Sides x'62 
Huston shared in a 
chapel session their 
experiences in con- 
ducting a ministry 
among youth and 
including the opera- 
tion of a home to 
encourage and train 
young Christians in Pamona, California. They 
have one daughter, Rae Cheri, who is five. 

Alumni president Charles Westgate '62, 
right, welcomes Bob '62 and Julie (Sakich) x'65 
Combs at commencement time when Bob's 
sister Ruth Combs was among the graduates of 

Additional classmates of the 20-year anniver- 
sary class who met at the College providentially 
in May are shown above. At left are Marion and 
Jack Lacey, and right, Shirley and Allen Jewett. 

Other recent campus visitors include the 

Mary Ellen Bough '59 in August with her 
teaching partner, Dorothy Williams, who shares 
the responsibility for mathematics at Delaware 
County Christian School in Philadelphia. 

Walter Watts '66 with his wife, Beverly, and 
their three children, who visited in August as 
part of vacation between locations in Lake 
George, Minn., and a new pastorate in Cotton- 
wood, Minn. 

Henry '68 and Karen (Dobbs) '69 Shaffer, 
Daisy, Tenn., and Allen Arment '67 and wife, 
Dayton, Ohio, who were March visitors. 

Don x'69 and Marilyn Averill, visitors in 
June from Kankakee, HI., where Don works in a 
bank computer center. 

Craig Mutton x'69 with his wife Laura and 
7-month old daughter Donna in July to report 
his association with Gospel Fellowship Missions 
under Bob Jones University. 

Also commencement visitors shown below 
were Tseng Min Hsu '62 with his wife Dorothy 
and their two daughters, Melissa and Rachel. 
Tseng Min is a control systems programmer for 
the 1MB computers used by Ohio Gas Company 
in Columbus, Ohio. 

Allen '68 and 
Carole (Otteson) 
x'69 Mawhinney are 
shown with their 
two sons on a Bryan 
visit since Allen be- 
came teacher of 

Greek and Bible at ■I"'"'^^^^. JMI .-•'■' -^ 
Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 
He received the Th.M. at Westminster Theo- 
logical Seminary with the class of 1972. 

Maynard, x'41, was 
University of Louis- 


Eileen (Garwood) 

Fuss '40 included 
Bryan on her recent 
visit from Thousand 
Oaks, California, where 
she is continuing to 
teach high school math 
in the Los Angeles area. 

Judge Durward W. 
elected president of the 
ville. School of Law, Alumni Association, at its 
126 til annual meeting, held in May in con- 
junction with the Convention of the Kentucky 
State Bar Association in Louisville, Ky. At the 
same time he was elected Vice-Chairman of the 
House of Delegates of the Kentucky State Bar 
Association. He has been a member of the 
House of Delegates for the past seven years. 
Also in May he was elected to be the General 
Counsel, Executive Vice-President and Chair- 
man of the Board of Directors of the Greater 
Kentucky Building and Loan Association of 
Louisville, to begin duties on July 1. He has 
been vice-president and a member of that board 
for several years. His son, David, is a freshman 
at Bryan this year. 

Wanda Burcham '49, was scheduled to 
return to Cherial, India in August. In April she 
attended a leprosy seminar sponsored by U.S. 
Public Health Hospital in Carville, La., for over 
a week with six daily lectures, plus slides and 

Morris Morgan '51, Laurel, Md., had another 
heart attack on April 12 and was in the hospital 
until April 27. By June he was able to return to 
work on a limited basis. His wife, Doris, tires 
easily, has weekly visits to the doctor for cancer 
and now has added arthritis. Their daughters, 
Beverly and Carol help with the household 
chores. Morris" sister, Dorothy (Morgan) '45 
Grote was also hospitalized recently with a 
heart condition. 

Ronald '52 and Gladys (Jennewein) '50 
Meznar returned from Brazil to the States this 
summer with their two younger children, 
Jennifer and Marc, to join Jill in Cincinnati. 
The family visited Bryan when Jill returned to 
school this fall. 

Leonard '51 and Dona (Blaine) x'53 
Meznar, Rio de Janeiro, continue Jewish minis- 
try in Brazil. During July visits were made to 
Salvador and Recife with opportunities for 
Leonard to speak in the local synagogue.s. The 
radio ministry to these cities and others is being 
strengthened. Leonard had the opportunity to 
witness to England's chief Rabbi, Dr. Immanuel 
Jakubovitz during the Rabbi's visit to Rio. 

Dr. Charles and Betty (Hanna) Taber, both 
'51, are shown (center and left below) with 
their five children as they travel on furlough 
from Africa under American Bible Society. 
They visited Bryan en route to Minnesota 
where Chris and Diana (right end) are enrolled 
as sophomore and freshman at Bethel College. 
Kathy and Patsy (center) and Chuck (left) are 
high schoolers. 

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David '52 iiml M;iry ((;r<)ver) '5 t NiilT 
relumed from l,il)cri;i, Al'ricn, lo (he Sinlcs in 
Autiisl. 'I'lioir riirl(nit;li lic:ulcnuirlcrs is 
McGiihcysvillc, V:i., iiiul phins iru-iiidc Iriivcl in 
(lie I'lasI iind Midwcsl lo visil cliurclies unci 

Glenn '52 i\nd Marjorie Crumley luive IouikI 
llie minislry of six Casscllo players lo he very 
cffcelive as assistants (o be lenl out amonj; llieir 
people. They recently made a trip where they 
visited Christians in a chapel thai had not had 
missionaries to preach in their village since 
l')59. The African Church is facing a real crisis 
in hcing forced lo merge with the National 
Church, Inil the Crinnleys arc praying that 
strong leaders will stand up for the Lord. 

Norberl I'rust '52 was ordained in May 1972 
through the Independent I'undamental 
Cliurches of America, lie is pastor in New 
Albany, Ind. Ruth Joy, the oldest ilaughtcr of 
Norbcrt and Hetty .loy (I'itzgerald) '50 was 
married on July 1 lo Kenneth McGowan who is 
in the Air I'orcc. 

Dr. Krnest '52 and Lois (Cartrighl) \'54 Lee 
have been assigned to the new International 
Linguistic Training Center for Wycliffc just 
outside Dallas, Texas. They are living in 
Duncansville, jusi two miles from the Center, 
l-rnic and their son Dan spent the summer at 
the Summer Institute of Linguistics at Norman, 
Okhi. while the rest of the family remained in 
Columbus, Ind. 

Dan and Betty (Smetters) '53 Merrick re- 
port an effective five weeks in Honduras on the 
north coast where some 20,000 saw their 
Christian film.s and received literature. In other 
areas another 10,000 viewers shared the films 
and a total of 1,087 made professions of faith 
in Christ. A month was spent in Nicaragua 
mainly among schools before a trip to the 
States, where the two older children. Melody 
and Danny, will attend Markoma Bible 
Academy in Oklahoma. 

Bessie Degerman '53 is taking a leave from 
TEAM and her assignment in Japan to accept 
the proposal of Wesley Simonson of Bemidji, 
Minn., for marriage in September. 

Nadine Schick '54 has completed her 
language study in Swahili in Kenya and then 
traveled on to Zaire (Congo) to Berean Mission 
headquarters at Bukavu. She expects to teach at 
Katshungu in the Bible school. 

George '54 and .loan (Harrington) x"56 
Harris teach in a Christian Day School in 
Dothan, Ala., George's home town. 

Jim '56 and Barbata Pitts and their four 
children spent the summer in tlie States with 
headquarters in Virginia for the three summer 
montlis. Their additional family of 42 at 
Children's Haven in .Azrou, Morocco, is being 
cared for by a couple and four American ladies 
during the summer. 

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Kalph '54 and Melba (Mays) '55 MaynarJ 
are making their home in Orlando. Ila.. since 
they relurned from West Irian with their three 
children, Tim, fJrady, and Dwiglil. Iliey are 
|)lanning to do deputation with llncvangelized 
lields Mission during the coming year, mostly 
in the South and Southwest. 

David Stearns '55 is pastor o( the Otter 
Creek Christian Church near Seelyville. Indiana, 
and is also salesman for WI'IK-IM radio station 
of I'erre Haute. 

Norbert Kier '56 was selected president of 
the Tennessee School Counselors Association at 
the I'SCA annual eonlerence. He is guidance 
counselor al Soddy Daisy Junior High School, 
having earned his M.Ld. in guidance and 
counseling from the University of Tennessee al 

Tom Sachcr x'56 as camp director lor the 
Bible Club Movement reports 6,442 camper 
days last summer at Camp Streamside in I'enn. 
This program accommodated an average of 100 
children for each of nine weeks. In addition 
1,500 young people participated in weekend 
retreats during the winter months. Tom has 
been on the camp stall for fourteen years and is 
now a tulltime resident at the camp along with 
his wife and three daughters. 

Dr. Mark Davis '56 was awarded a lord 
loundalion Academic Administration Intern- 
ship grant as one of forty American Council on 
Lducation l-ellows and the only recipient of the 
honor from Minnesota. Dr. Davis is associate 
professor and chairman of the English depart- 
ment of Augsburg College. He will serve a 
nine-montli internship at Augsburg to partici- 
pate in policy and decision-making activities as 
a part of the training program to strengthen 
leadership in American liigher education. 

Dorene Palmer, widow of Ramon Palmer, 
'56, continues her work with students in 
Honduras. She has recently written a novel for 
teenagers lo present the importance of putting 
Christ first in their lives and seeks a means of 
publishing the book. 

Wilbur '56 and Ida Lou Pickering came on 
furlough from Brazil in July and spent August 
at Ida Lou's home in Lake Ariel, Penn. In 
September Wilbur expected to enroll at the 
University of Toronto for an intensive study 
program. Just before leaving Brazil. Wilbur 
traveled some 200 miles of the Purus River in 
four weeks stopping at three strategic points to 
visit some 200 individuals of the Apurina tribe 
and leave copies of the Bible story book and 
primers with those who could read. 

Edwin '57 and Doris Svedberg expect to 
remain for another year at Wycliffe-JAARS 
Center in Waxhaw, N. C. where Ed is overhaul- 
ing airplane engines that go all over the world, 
.lack x'58 and Lora Lee (Clingan) '57 
Spurlock were scheduled to leave Bukavu, 
Zaire, in July and take a chartered llight from 
Nairobi to New York via London in time to 
attend the Berean Mission annual conference in 
Nebraska. They plan to live in California during 
furlough. Their oldest son. Bob, hopes to enter 
Moody Tech and Sherry looks forward to 
Judson Baptist Bible College in Portland, Ore.. 
this fall. 

Janie '65 is teaching missionary chil- 
dren in the Wycliffe Bible Translators school 
that is located on the South China Sea coast in 
Vietnam. She and Karen Gunnette share the 
responsibilities for about eighteen children in 
the first five grades. 

Pictured above .in: Jach 'bS urui Myrru 
(Gibson) x'61 Grammar .ind Iheir (ivc childfjn. 
Jack IS pallor of Tucvon Bible C 
Tucson, An?. 

Roger Dickinson '59 has been pailoi of 
I aitb liibic Church in Columbus, Ohio for frvc 
years. He is assisted by his wife DonnU (LcaM) 
'58. They have two children. Rcncc in (i(lh 
grade and Todd in third grade. 

Gary and Alice (Tobclmann) '59 Frcdricks 
expect to leave with their two sons. Scrjll and 
Mark, for Itliiopia in September. The first two 
months will be in Kampala, Ugiinda. with 
experienced staff members of Campus Crusade 
in preparation for a minislry with African 

David Honeywell '59 is leaching Spanish in 
Three Rivers High SchooL He and Robcrla 
(Funk) '59 visited Bryan June 30 with their 
children. Laura 10. and Tracy, 7. 

Gerald '59 and Amy (Wilson) x'59 Smith 
moved in August to Poltersvillc, N. V.. where 
Jero' is leaching Greek and Bible at the Word 
of Life Bible institute. Their three daughters 
are looking forward to learning all th;- — ■ ■■ 

Lee '60 and Irene Temples were s.. 
lo return lo Venezuela in August to spend eight 
months in Puerto Ayacucho taking a refresher 
course in Spanish as they continue their work 
under New Tribes .Mission. 

Malcolm Herndon '61 who is teaching malh 
at Emmanuel College in Eranklin Springs. Gi. 
plans to attend a National Science Foundation 
Institute in malh at Emory University in 
.Mlania for the next three summers. 

Kenneth R. Roden, Jr. '62 receised a 
doctorate in mathematics in May from the 
University of Arkansas in Fayettesille. He has 
been teaching at LeTourneau College in Long- 
view, Texas. He is married lo Joyce (Malthes) 

William Rhoad '63 is a systems analyst with 
control data in Lockville. Md. 

Margie (Denner) '63 Grote received the 
doctorate in education from Temple University 
on .May 18. She is teaching at Glassboro State 

Paul and Becky (Bollman) '63 Marcy find 
rewarding opportunities in their missionary 
service as pilot and teacher. Becky recently 
substituted in the 4th grade at La-S Arr,eri.a< 
Academy in Hondur3.s. Timmy at fi\e : 
ing Spanish with his playmate: Dasey at 
already had surgery, and was .schedules tor ten* 
in .August to determine the extent of an 
abnomialits in his development. The Marcys 
made their headquarters with Becky's sister, 
Rachel Bollman "64, in Wheaton, IlL 

Pat Conner "65 has been named principal at 
Rhea Central High School in Dayton, Tenn. For 
tlie past four years he has been principal at 
GraysviUe Elementary SchooL He has com- 
pleted academic requirements for his master's 
degree at Middle Tennessee State University at 
Murfreeshoro. Tenn. 

John Hillyer x'65 is a T.V. Engineer in New- 
York Cits for the David Frost show. He sisited 
in Tennessee recently as guest of the Westeates 
in Sale Creek. 

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Daniel and Sylvia (Toliver) '67 MacNeill 
have moved to New Bern N. C, where Dan is 
head librarian at the Junior College. 

Robert Kaatz x'67 and Paul Timblin '68 
both graduated from Dallas Theological 
Seminary in May with the master of theology 
degree in missions. 

Robert x'67 and Dorothy (Sides) '65 Kaatz 
have been accepted as missionary candidates for 
Europe under Bible Memory Association. The 
Kaatz family including Christy, are making 
their home in St. Louis. They assisted at 
Miracle Camp, New York, during the summer. 

Nita Kaiges '68 is working at Moody Book 
Store in Chicago but is still looking forward to 
missionary work in a Muslim country as the 
Lord leads. 

Miriam Meyer '6 8 who taught for two years 
at the school for missionary children in Quito, 
Ecuador, has returned to the states and will be 
first grade teacher at the West End Christian 
School in Hopewell, Virginia. 

Steve and Susan (Voss) '68 Ulmer moved in 
June to Conway, Ark., where Steve became 
associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of 
Conway with responsibilities in families, 
campus, and youth ministries. The city has 
three local colleges. Steve received the Th.M. 
from Dallas Seminary early in May and Susan 
was awarded the Ph.T. (Putting Husband 

David Crawford '69 along with a student 
group from the Korean Bible College planted 
over 50,000 trees on the mountain sides as an 
attempt to make the college self-supporting in 
future years. Dave and Sue have Bible study 
groups in their home every week including 
students from ten non-Christian colleges with 
studies on Science and the Bible. 

Sonny Goodman '69 graduated cum laude 
from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 
June. He has accepted the position as youth 
pastor at Bethany Evangelical Free Church in 
Littleton, Colo. Both he and Patty (Collins) '69 
are enjoying the church and the scenery in 

Denzil G. Mauk '69 began his work as 
assistant pastor at Bethel Bible Church in 
Hammond the first of September. He is a 1972 
Grace Theological Seminary graduate. 

Dan Cvacho '70 is now in the U.S. Coast 
Guard, stationed at the Balboa Park Naval 
Hospital where he is in the Pharmacy Tech 
School with the rank of HM3. He and his wife, 
Judy (Sadler) '71, are living in San Diego. 

Bonita Gunn '70 has been accepted for 
missionary service in Ethiopia under Sudan 
Interior Mission. She plans to teach for a year 
in the States while preparing for departure in 

Richard D. Logsdon '69 received the master 
of divinity at the May commencement exercises 
of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 
in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Joyce Lukridge '70 went to Japan in 
September 1971 to lecture in the English lan- 
guage as a member of the faculty in Hokkaido 
University. She also assists the Overseas Mis- 
sionary Fellowship missionaries who are work- 
ing in Sapporo. The desire to learn English by 
both Japanese students and faculty was height- 
ened greatly this spring by the Olympics in 
Japan and thus increased Joyce's opportunities 
for service and testimony. 

James Papen '71 is minister of Evangelism at 
the Immanuel Baptist Church in Pasadena, 

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Calif, while studying at the Narramore School 
of Psychology at Rosemead, Calif. 

Gerald Fouts '72 began his work this 
summer as an assistant at the Tabernacle 
Baptist Church in Vero Beach, Fla. His daugliter, 
Terri, is a freshman at Bryan this year. 

Patti (Hill) x'73 Danner and her husband, 
Phil, plan to attend Columbia Bible College. 
They have one daughter. Amy Michalle. 

Anita (Bacon) x'73 Hardeman and her 
husband, are also at Columbia Bible College. 

Joyce Dresdow x'75 worked with Operation 
Mobilization this summer in Mexico in the 
cities of Vera Cruz, Rio Blanco, Tetala Oaxaca 
for five weeks of concentrated literature dis- 
tribution and testimony. Says Joyce of this 
experience, "The Lord has been enabling me to 
witness in Spanish and to pray in Spanish to a 
limited extent, but it has been great to be able 
to share Christ at least a little in another 


Several 1972 graduates have Rhea County 
teaching positions as follows: Nancy Lee Van 
Prooyen at Frazier; Yvonne (Jenkins) Tallent at 
Evensville; Martha Haught at Morgantown; 
Lynn (Leopold) Peterson, Rhea Higli; Rebecca 
Conrad, Special Education, Dayton; Shirley 
(Alvis) Meberg, Marilee Poole and Lois (Neal) 
Caneday at Graysville; and Barbara (McCarrell) 
Sheddan at Spring City Elementary. Other 
alumni who are new on the Rhea County staff 
include Jeanine Goafley '71, Spring City High 
School; Paul Wells '66, Rhea High; and 
Charlene (Hogan) Kiser '71 Frazier. 


Scott Davis x'75, who had completed 
his freshman year at Bryan, was killed on 
July 25 in an accident on the county 
road job when he fell on a mound of 
loose dirt in the path of the road 
machine. Just a little more than a week 
before his death, at the Sunday evening 
service in his home at Canton, Ohio, 
Scott went forward to accept the Lord 
and asked his father to come to the front 
of the church for reconciliation. The 
following Wednesday night he gave 
further public testimony during the 


Joanne Worley '63 

to Timothy Morscheck 
on June 24 in 
Mt. Clemens, Mich. * 

Kenneth M . 
Froemke '68 to Marcia 
Stewart '72 on Septem- f 
ber 2 in Lake Alfred, . ,,, 

Fla. 'tAj.j 

Doreen Elise Gassman '70 to Harold S. 
Jenkins '70 on August 5 in Minerva, Ohio. 

Rebecca Rhoad x'70 to Lloyd B. Moore on 
July 1, 1971. The Moores are living in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Linda Sue Bieber '71 to Glenn C. Gage x'73 
on June 24 in Muscatine, Iowa. 

Steven Hight '71 to Ratherine Sue Bane on 
June 9, at Rockwood, Tenn. 

Patricia Ann Johnson '71 to Richard S. Ring 
on July 8 in Miami, Fla. 

Edward H. Fritts '72 to Judy Lynn Triplett 
'71 on June 9 in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Shirley Alvis '72 to Harold Meberg '72 on 
June 10 in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Lois Auringer '72 to Richard L. Fisher on 
June 17 in Portsmouth, Ohio. 

Roy T. Barker '72 to Joyce Jacobsen x"73 
on August 12 in Chicago, Illinois. 

Ned Allen Berwager '72 to Sharon 
Hartshorn x'74 on August 19 in Canton, N. J. 

Bertha Combs '72 to David Bruce McKay on 
August 26 in Trotwood, Ohio 

Donald J. Ford '72 to Nora Frances Gadd 
on June 10 in Beckley, W. Va. 

Sandy Gibson x'73 to Phil Long '72 ori 
August 12 in Ft. Mitchell, Ky. 

Mary Elizabeth Howard '72 to Dennis Lee 
Stayton '74 on August 18 in Sale Creek, Tenn. 

Yvonne Jenkins '72 to Glen Tallent '73 on 
August 5 in Beaver, W. Va, 

Barbara McCarrell '72 to Frank Sheddan '72 
on May 13, in Des Plaines, 111. 

Lois Mae Neal '72 to Ardel B. Caneday '73 
on July 1 in Cottonwood, Minn. 

Lynda Paulson '72 to Dennis Blake on 
June 10 in Minnelonka, Minn. 

Patricia Jeanne Wells '72 to George Manley 
Hippie '71 on May 22 in Dayton, Tenn. 

Timothy Kimmel '72 to Darcey Dirks x'74 
on August 19 in Annapolis, Md. 


To Dan '62 and Mary (Atkinson) '62 Ben> 

a son, Daniel Charles, Jr., on January 26, ir 
Malvern, Penn. 

To Larry and Gail (Rose) '62 Lester a son 
Brett Matthew, on June 12. Brett joins brothe 
Allen 3Vi. and Cherith 15 months. 

To Ronald '65 and Lois (Groeneveld) '6; 
Zartman their second child, Timothy Alan, oi 
November 3, 1971. The Zartman family includ 
ing five-year-old Onalee also plans to visit a 
Homecoming in October. 

To Dan x'65 and Louise (Graham) '6i 
Sheyda their third child, Rachel Dawn, oi 
August 24 in Matthews, N. C. Their olde 
children are Rebecca, 5, and Timothy, 3. 

To Allen '68 and Carol (Otteson) x'6' 
Mawhinney a son, Scott Allen, on May 31 
1972, in Philadelphia, Penn. 

To John '68 and Naomi (Cox) x'70 
Corcoran a son, Shawn David, on July 10, ii 
Richmond, Va. John is an accountant with th( 
Virginia State Health Department. 

To Dan '69 and Anita (Anderson) x'7^ 
McMillan a daughter, Wendy Suzanne, oj 
May 9 in Dayton, Tenn. Dan is continuing t(j 
teach at Rhea High. 

To Harvey x'70 and Irene (Wilson) x'6S 
Klamm a daughter, Annette Irene on July 27 ill 
Springfield, Ohio. 

To Mark '72 and Nancy (Birch) '7i 
Longnecker a daughter, Julie Marie, on July 21 
Mark has joined the U.S. Navy and is station 
in San Diego, California where Nancy and Juli( 
joined him in August. 

To Gene "72 and Laurel '71 Summers a sonj 
Benjamin Eric, on June 22 in Dayton, Tenn. 


The class gift from the ninety-two membes 
of the class of 1972 provided a Pitney-Bowl 
parcel post scale given in honor d 
Robert E. Sheddan and also substantial suppoa 
for the Ironside Memorial Library book projeC^ 
for a total gift of S750. Thanks and congratula-'' 
tions, class of 1972! 



One of the inosi cxciling iidvances 
conkiined in llie 10(i') T;ix Rclonii Acl 
was llie Pooled Income Fund. Under the 
new l,:iw many small life income dona- 
lions can be pooled together and 
managed as one large Irusl. 

The cost of adminislering Ihese funds 
is very low because they are managed as 
one unit instead of several. The fund has 
a mutual benefit to all those who have 
life income contracts in them. 

Bryan College has now started a 
Pooled Income Plan and we invite our 
friends to take advantage of this service. 

The Pooled Income Plan may be used 
when a donor makes an irrevocable gift to 
Bryan College of assets such as cash, 
stocks, bonds, real estate or other market- 
able property having a value of $500 or 
more. These assets are placed in a Pooled 
Income Plan with similar gifts from 
others, and the investment of this Plan is 
supervised by the College with the guid- 
ance of private investment counsel 
employed by the College. The donor 
makes the gift subject to a life income 
interest, and the College agrees to pay 
income to the donor quarterly, based 
upon the earnings of the Plan. The 
interest of the donor in the Pooled 
Income Plan is adjusted quarterly to 
reflect changes in market value. 

Assets which have appreciated in value 
since their acquisition may be given into 
the Plan and under present law no capital 

This information bulletin is published 
quarterly as an addendum to the 
NEWSETTE to provide friends of Bryan 
College with information that will assist 
them in their Christian stewardship. 

Neither the author nor the publisher 
of this publication is engaged in render- 
ing legal or tax advisory service. For 
advice and assistance in specific cases, 
the services of an attorney or other 
professional person should be obtained. 
The purpose of this publication is to 
provide accurate and authoritative infor- 
mation of a general character only. 
Watch for tax revisions. 

by Marvin K««n«r 

pains lax is assessed on such a gift. 

A siiii^lc life Pooled Income Plan may 
be obtained \n provide income beneliis 
for one person. 

A sim'ivorsliip Pooled income Plan 
may be obtained il' the donor desires to 
provide income benefits for a loved one 
in addition to himself. 

The principal amoimt invested in ihc 
Plan remains with the College and at the 
death of the donor il is used to further 
Bryan's distinctive program asaChrislian 
liberal arts college, 

A large percentage of each gill under 
this type of an agreement is deductible in 
the year of the gift as a charitable 
deduction on the donor's federal income 
tax return. Should a gift be more than the 
allowable deduction for the year, it can 
be carried over up to five additional 


• Quarterly income payments are made 
throughout the donor's life. 

• A loved one inuy in: in.rj'lcu ;is a 
survivor in a Life Income AKreenicril 
and conliniic lo rctfive all income 
llirouphoul lijs/lic( life should lie/stic 
survive the donor 

• No capital gains lax is avses.sfd <jn 
apprecialed a.sscls which arc Kivcn 
subject lo a life income inlcrcM 

• The Pooled Income J-'und may provide 
security nol normally enjoyed by an 

• The donor Is relieved ol costs ol 
management as well as problems and 
worries of I he reinvestment of a»ct*. 

• The assets invested in a Pooled Income 
Plan are removed from the donor's 
estate and are nol subject lo probate 
costs. In a survivorship agreement the 
assets may be subject to estate tax. 
The single life plan avoids estate taxes. 

• The principal amount remains with 
Bryan College at the death of the 
donor. It provides eternal dividends by 
supporting the training of young 
people for Christian leadership, leaders 
who put "Christ above all." 

If you own highly appreciated prop- 
erty or stocks that yield low returns, this 
Plan would be especially valuable to you. 
.Send in the coupon below if you are 
interested in learning more about this 
exciting new plan. 

Illustrating one facet of the deferred giving program of the college is the erection of a 
new house on Faculty Circle by Mr. and Mrs. Mercer Clementson of Chattanooga as a 
gift to the college. The Clernentsons will have life tenancy in this home being built 
according to their own desires and plans. 


At left above, at the ground breaking cere- 
monies early in August, the Clernentsons are 
shown at the right assisted by President T. C. 
Mercer, center, contractor Harvie Lewis, stand- 
ing; and shoveling at left, is Russell V. 
Stansbury, business manager. 

At right is shown construction progress by 
August 31 as the Clernentsons keep an oversight 
on the erection of the two-bedroom house 
which also has a living-dining-kitchen complex, 
plus a carport for both car and camper. 

BRYAN COLLEGE, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Please send me without obligation: 




I would like personal assistance in planning my estate 



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New attractive city markers as pictured above 
have been erected by the Chamber of Com- 
merce at each end of Dayton on highway 27, 
providing the fulfillment of a project suggested 
by the Bryan class of 1964 and including the 
aid of their class gift which had been held in 

Fall Sports Feature 
Soccer, Cross Country 

Soccer and cross country camps were held a 
week before the opening of school for a 
season's head start under Coach John Reeser 
and assistant Bob Andrews for soccer and 
Lloyd Matthes for cross country. Schedules for 
the two fall sports are listed below. 





Toccoa Falls 


King College 






*Carson Newman 


University of South 





University of Tennessee 



Tennessee Temple 







Carson Newman 




Carson Newman 






Univ. of South 







1 . 

Bryan Invitational 





Carson Newman Invitational 



Tennessee Temple 


T.I.A.C. at Memphis, 



Tennessee Temple 



David Lipscomb 

* H 

Dme games 

*' Homeco 



Twelve freshmen pictured at right are sons 
and daughters of Bryan alumni as follows: 
Front row— Terri Fouts, daughter of Gerald '72 
and Bernice Fouts, Vero Beach, Fla; Brenda 
Hay, daughter of Ian '50 and June (Bell) '51 
Hay, Fanwood, N. J.; Karen Levengood, 
daughter of Albert '52 and Joyce (Cooper) '52 
Levengood, Dayton, Tenn.; Chris Marken, 
daughter of Kenneth '47 and Evelyn Wlarken, 
Richmond, Va.; and Anna McCarrell, daughter 
of Robert '55 and Genevieve McCarrell, 
Cleveland, Tenn. Back row— Jonathan Bennett, 
son of Robert and Grace (Levengood) '42 
Bennett, Cleveland, Ohio; John Lacey, son of 
Jack '52 and Marion Lacey, Waterloo, Iowa; 
Becky Peck, daughter of Earl x'49 and Lillian 
(Borgard) '45 Peck, Springfield, Mo.; Lucy 
Lieb, daughter of Edgar '48 and Jane (Sutton) 
'49 Lieb, Fortaleza, Brazil; Bob Simmons, son 
of Clyde '49 and Ruth (Kuhn) '47 Simmons, 
Chattanooga, Tenn.; Alan Cordova, son of 
Augusto and Florence (Monck) '47 Cordova, 
Lynwood, Calif.; and David Maynard son of 
Durward x'41 and Virginia Maynard, Louisville, 
Ky. Other freshmen not pictured include Susan 
Griffith, daughter of Billy J. and Helen '69 
Griffith, Tullahoma, Tenn.; and Craig 
Samuelson, son of Ralph '59 and Beverly 
(Kampf) x'57, Samuelson, Lapeer, Mich. 

There' are ten second generation students 
among the returning classes for a total of 24 
children of alumni parents. 

Returning cross country lettermen are pictureL 
on the back row, right to left as follows: Jim 
Steele, Dave Wolfe, Joel Kocher, Jim Thornton, 
and Drew Bauder. 

New runners in the front row are Paul Young, 
Dave Maynard, and Tom Potter. Team members 
not pictured include Roger Coulter and Greg 

Shown above center and below are parents 
and family members whom the photographer 
captured on visits at registration time. Center— 
Levengoods and Bennetts, and Florence 
Cordova with Gloria and Alan; below— Markens, 
Simmons, and Liebs. 


Activities ofthe opening nine-day period 
prior to beginning of classes on Sep- 
tember 1 included a two-day faculty 
workshop, a student leadership con- 
ference, soccer camp, and four days of 
orientation and registration. Social 
features of orientation week were the 
annual reception for new students spon- 
sored by the Dayton ministerial associa- 
tion and held this year at Dayton's new 
First Baptist Church, with Rev. Hayden 
Center as host pastor; an information 
meeting for parents of new students, 
followed by a refreshment hour for the 
parents and other campus visitors hosted 
by President and Mrs. Theodore C. 
Mercer at Rhea House, and a party 
sponsored by the Student Union. The 
annual formal President's reception on 
September 2 directed by Mrs. Mercer, 
with blind dates arranged by the Student 
Senate, featured decorations and a pro- 
gram utilizing an election year theme. 


"Christ Above AH" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 





Volume XXXIX 

October-November-December 1972 

Number 2 



The college mi)lli), "Christ Above 
All," was given a new mode of expression 
a( Bryan this fall with the erection of the 
75-l'oot free-slanding steeple with a four- 
armed cross at the tip and four larger 
crosses at the base. The raising of the new 
spire, which was a special feature of 
Homecoming weekend, is designed to call 
attention to the future location of the 
Rudd Memorial Chapel and to be a 
permanent symbol identifying Bryan in 
accepting the sacrificial death of Christ as 
the central theme of Scripture. 

At the erection ceremony shared by 
faculty, students, and alumni, the group 
sang "To God Be the Glory." heard the 
reading of portions from Ezra by 

January 10-12, 1973 


Rev. James C. Offutt, North Central 
Regional Coordinator for the Black 
Lay Ministry of Campus Crusade for 

Dr. James Engel, professor and direc- 
tor of communications research at 
Wheaton College graduate school. 
Morning and evening sessions eacti day 

Dr. Jensen, lisienea to Lr. .Mcrctr :, com- 
ments about the significance of the event 
as related lo the Chapel construction, and 
shared in the dedication prayer by 
Alumni president Charles Wcstgate. 

The promotion for the Rudd Chapel 
fund has been conducted by the Alumni 
Association thus far among its own 
members with a stated goal of SKXJ.OOO 
toward the expected need of S500,000 
for the total project. To date over 
557,000 has been pledged by alumni 
members with S24,000 already con- 
tributed in cash. 

Plans now under way to promote the 
securing of funds for the chapel are 
designed to reach a level of commitments 
and cash gifts which will enable construc- 
tion lo be initiated next year, hopefully 
at Homecoming time. 

The design for the new steeple was 
conceived and drawn by Wayne Hook, 
Bryan's art instructor. It was constructed 
by Campbellsville Industries from acr\Tic 
pre-finished aluminum and transported as 
a unit by truck from Campbellsville. Ky., 
to the campus site. The installation on a 
masonry base was made under the super- 
vision of Equitable Church Builders, the 
Nashville architectural tTrm which has 
been employed to handle the plans for 
the new chapel. 


Ctiarles Westgate, alumni president at left, and 
Dr. Ttieodore Mercer, college president at right, 
appear with Mary Frances Rudd and 
Mrs. Judson Rudd at the chapel spire raising. 

Wayne Hook, Bryan's art instructor and the 
designer of the new spire, appears tjetween the 
cross arms as he examines the craftsmanship of 
the towering reality fashioned from his design. 

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Enrollment Grows 48% 
Since Accreditation 

Seeking a college education where 
Christ is honored and the Bible is re- 
spected as the inspired Word of God, 
students have enrolled at Bryan this fall 
from 34 states and 12 foreign countries, 
representing also more than 40 different 

The total registration including part- 
time students has risen to 534, for an 
increase of 12.5 per cent over last fall. 
Another significant statistic shows a 48 
per cent increase in enrollment in the past 
three years since accreditation. 

Tennessee continues to take a long 
lead with 159 students, or nearly a third 
of the registration. Approximately 100 of 
these claim Rhea county as their resi- 
dence, which is a good indicator of the 
strong community-college relationship. 

Factors which have strengthened the 
total enrollment include evening courses 
designed to serve local needs and a public 
service careers program in Chattanooga 
where Bryan faculty offer such courses as 
sociology, psychology, and communica- 
tions improvement for minority-group 
adults under the Chattanooga Com- 
munity Action Agency. 

Second in state representation is 
Florida with 47. Succeeding states in 
order are Georgia, 32; Ohio, 26; Illinois, 
North Carolina, and Virginia each with 
23; Michigan, 22; Pennsylvania, 21; 
others with 10 or more are Maryland, 
Kentucky, West Virginia, New Jersey, and 
New York. Other distant states include 
Minnesota 7, Arizona and California with 
6 each. 

The foreign country representation in- 
cludes citizens from Canada, Bahamas, 
and Vietnam and other foreign residents 
whose parents are missionaries or profes- 
sional people in Brazil, Colombia, 

Governor Winfield Dunn, center, is shown at 
the main building as he addressed students who 
had gathered to greet him on Sept. 11, when he 
attended a luncheon at the college held in 
connection with ground breaking ceremonies 
for La-Z-Boy Chair Co., Dayton's newest in- 

Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, 
Indonesia, India, Ethiopia, and Zaire. 

The denominational representation 
continues to indicate a strong pre- 
dominance (some 250) of various Baptist 
groups and more than 100 students from 
independent churches without denomina- 
tional affiliation. Presbyterians and 
Methodists have significant identity 
among Bryan students with some 16 
other denominations being included. 


The steady upward trend in enroll- 
ment growth encouraged the trustees to 
examine realistically the desirable rate of 
growth and the maximum size for the 
"small college" when they met in Oc- 

The trustees agreed upon an optimum 
enrollment of 700 to 800 full-time equiv- 
alent for purposes of long-range planning. 
This will allow for a resident dormitory 
enrollment of approximately 650 and an 
overall enrollment including part-time 
students of 800 to 900. 

After conferring with college adminis- 
trators the trustees felt that fixing the 
limits on future growth would enable the 
utilization of existing physical facilities to 
the fullest extent and would provide 
operation under existing and foreseeable 
fund-raising potential. Expansion of facil- 
ities would necessarily include three new 
dormitories, a student union building, 
and the proposed new chapel which is 
already on the architect's drawing board. 
The decision included plans for beginning 
negotiations immediately for the con- 
struction of the fourth campus dormi- 

The decision to limit future enroll- 
ment takes into account the current 
decrease in the national birth-rate which 
projects an end by 1980 to the spiraling 
school enrollments which have prevailed 
nation-wide since World War II and are 
already evident in many small private 
colleges. It is also consistent with the 
desire of Bryan College to continue to 
provide a better quality of education to 
all of its students rather than to major on 
expansion of campus facihties. 

Other actions at the recent trustees' 
meeting included the re-election of Dr. J. 
Wesley McKinney, Memphis ophthalmol- 
ogist, to his fourth consecutive term as 
chairman of the Board of Trustees. He 
has been a Bryan trustee since 1950. 
Other continuing trustee officers are 
Rev. Mark Senter, Bible teacher of Green- 
ville, S.C., vice president; and 
Mr. Edward J. Robeson III, business 
executive of Chester, S. C, secretary. 

Miss Huston 


Dr. Ruth Huston, a trustee of Bryan 
College since 1959, presented the first 
copies of her new book, ACTING LIKE 
CHRISTIANS, to fellow board members 
at the October meeting. 
Faculty and staff members 
also received personally 
autographed copies at a 
coffee hour later in the 
week. The 177-page 
volume has been published 
and copyrighted by Bryan 
College and will be available through the 
College Book Store. 

Miss Huston's family has for five 
generations been prominent in the 
Lukens Steel Company, Coatesville, Pa., 
of which she is a stockholder. Most of her 
life has been spent in Christian work in 
Knott County. Ky. Her benevolence and 
long, faithful service was recognized byj 
Pikeville College, Pikeville, Ky., whichi 
conferred upon her the honorary degree 
of doctor of humanities. She retains a 
summer residence at Emmalena, Ky., and 
spends the remaining months in Winter 
Park, Florida. 

The reasons for writing this book are 
explained by Miss Huston in her introduc- 
tion. "Because I have been puzzled, dis- 
turbed, and often misled by the behavior 
of some people who called themselves 
'Christians,' I decided to look at my New 
Testament to see how I, a Christian, 
should act during the rest of my days 
here on earth. This book is hopefully the 
answer to those who, like myself, want to 
be genuine Christians by God's stand- 

In developing her theme she describes 
how Christians should act toward the 
Bible, toward God, toward themselves, 
others, money, circumstances, pleasure, 
opposition, and the future. 

Dr. Huston is also the author of| 
MOUNTAINS, an accoujit of her earlier 
experiences in mountain mission work. 


Mrs. Loren G. Jones, 87, Greenville, ] 
S. C, October 16, 1972, longtime \ 
friend and supporter of Bryan College. 
She and her late husband, who died in 
1960, were widely known to the 
American evangelical constituency be- 
cause of their musical ministry (she as 
pianist and he as song leader) from 
Billy Sunday on. Dr. and Mrs. Jones j 
conducted the music for the 1958 fall ; 
Bible conference at Bryan. 

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by Kcnnil /.opfi 
Dean of Sliidciils 

"Wlicrc can the sludcnls go to relax 
and have I'un during their Crec lime?" 
"The COMMONER stalT needs a room in 
whicli to meet and work." "What rooms 
can we give to the Student Senate and lo 
the Student Union this year for tiieir 
meeting places?" "And don't I'orgel Mis- 
sions in Action and the Christian Service 
Association- they need places lo meet 
too!" "Where can we set up the ping- 
pong tables, and how about a TV room?" 
These are some of the perennial questions 
that are asked at Bryan College at the 
beginning of every school year. Each year 
the problem is solved by finding some 
"leftover" and "make-shift" space some- 
where in the Administration Building for 
this student activity or for that student 
body function. The room, perhaps a 
storage room in the old, unremodeled 
part of the building, is usually drab and 
poorly lighted. The students are re- 
minded, "Of course, this is only tempo- 
rary. Some day when Bryan gets its new 
Student Center, then you will have your 
own room for your particular activity!" 

But a Student Center on any college 
campus usually means another building- 
and that means a lot of money. 

Last year a faculty committee was 
appointed to investigate the possibility of 
a student center, perhaps by utilizing 
more wisely our present facilities. The 
committee came up with a plan and a 
sketch: remodel the north end of the 
ground floor of the Administration Build- 
ing and make it into a student center. The 
plan was adopted last spring and the 
construction and remodeling was begun 
in October when funds became available 
for this major renovation project. 

On the north end there will be individ- 
ual and permanent rooms for the COM- 
MONER Staff, for the Student Senate 
and the Student Union. Missions in 


12 Days to the Holy Liind 
with Dr. T. C. Mercor, host nnd lecturer 

March 1-12, 1973 

Tour directed by Dr. J. B. Bartlott, 

vice president of Bryan College 

and director of travel tours. 

President's Tour stops include: 

• Athens, Greece • Bethlehem 

• Tel Aviv, Israel • Beersheba 

• Jerusalem • Meqirido 

• Mount of Olives • Nazareth 

• Mount Zion • Sea of Galilee 

• Jericho • Haifa 

• Qumran • Caesarea 
For details write: President's Tour, 
Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Action and (he Christian Service Associa- 
tion will have their own offices too. The 
college bookstore will be located on the 
south end of the ground floor next to the 
dining room. 

The main feature of the new project 
will be one large open space between the 
student offices and bookstore. This open 
space will have various "areas" designated 
for specific activities, such as the Lion's 
Den snack bar. a lounge area, a game area, 
and a TV area. The whole area can also be 
used for student meetings and assemblies. 
The walls and floors will be covered with 
attractive but durable materials. The 
furnishings will be modern and conserva- 
tive. The whole area will be well-lighted. 

Even though we are having to shove 
things together temporarily in other parts 
of the building in order to vacate the 
whole north end of the ground floor to 
facilitate the remodeling, the students are 
making the shifts and sacrifices without 
complaints, for there is great anticipation 
among them for the day when they will 
be able to enjoy their own Student 

The good student morale and spirit of 
understanding and cooperation on 
campus this fall is due largely to the very 
excellent and dedicated work of our 
student leaders. 

Gifts for the King Support 
Student Aid Program 

CJur annual (.ill:. lt)i ihc King ptutuij- 
lion is repealing this year a Iradiliun 
eslabhshcd more than twenty years ago. 
You may have received by this lime your 
brochure with the accompanying Idler 
from Dr. Mercer. If yrju have already 
responded, we thank you now for your 
gift. I( you have not yet sent your gift, 
we call your attention once more to the 
need and thank you for what you arc 
going to do. 

NEWSETTE for December 1948 
carried the earliest mention of Gifts for 
the King which we have found. We quote 
from it in part; 

Almost the entire student body 
and staff will join in prayer and 
fellowship for a service in which lo 
present their Gifts for the King. 

In addition to the Bryan family 
of two hundred fifty, over seven- 
teen thousand others are invited to 
attend. Though it is expected that 
few of these will be present in 
person, it is anticipated that many 
will come 'by mail,' sending their 
gifts for the King to be opened at 
the service in the presence of the 
entire family. 

Although a service is no longer held to 
open the gifts for the King, we hope that 
hundreds, -even thousands.— of you will 
indeed "visit" us this Christmas season by 
sending your gift for the King. We remind 
all of our readers that the Gifts for the 
King presentation is three-fold: 

Gold: A gift for the student-aid 


Frankincense: Prayer for Bryan 
College in all of its many needs 

Myrrh: A word of encouragement 
or testimony 

If you cannot visit us in person, you 
can "visit" us at Bryan nevertheless by 
sending your three-fold gift for the King. 
We shall e.xpect to hear from you. 

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1972-73 Prospects Bright 
for Bryan's Towering Lions 

The outlook for the 1972-73 basket- 
ball season appears very favorable. After a 
losing season last year, his first since 
coming to Bryan in 1968, Coach Wayne 
Dixon made an extra effort to find new 
talent to strengthen the 72-73 team. Top 
prospects were found in the persons of 
Rick Burroughs, a 6'6" center from 
Florida Junior College, Larry Bellamy, a 
5'2" guard from Lindsey-Wilson Junior 
College, Jack Newton, a 6'4"' forward 
from Northeast Alabama Junior College, 
and Rodney Edwards, a 6'5" forward 
from Paducah, Kentucky. Another new 
face in the Lion uniform this season will 
be Gary Wilson, a 6'7" center, who just 
returned from the service. These men 
should provide needed depth to the Lion 
front line. 

Returning from last year's team will be 
a nucleus of seasoned players who will be 
expected to provide leadership and spirit. 
Returning at guard will be Woody 
Duncan, the SCAC's leading scorer from 
last year with an average of 23.6 points 
per game. Also at guard will be David 
Eldridge, who was the SCAC free throw 
percentage leader last year. At forward, 
two men return, 6'5" Ron Davidson, who 
averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds a 
game, and Ray Locy, at 6'3"', one of the 
team's best leapers. Ready to play this 
season, after sitting out the 71-72 year is 
Reggie Cook, a 6'0" guard from 
Williamson, New York. 

The schedule for 72-73 is by far the 
toughest ever attempted by Bryan 
College; however, the prospects for suc- 
cess are hopeful and certainly bright as 
the combination of old hands, new talent 
and experienced coaching reaches for a 
Bryan victory in 72-73. 

Members of this year's basketball squad 
pictured above are, front row, left to right, 
Dave Eldridge, Woody Duncan, Biff Quarles, 
John Murdock, Dan Decker; back row, Larry 
Bellamy, Jack Newton, Rick Burroughs, Gary 
Wilson, Ron Davidson, and Rodney Edwards. 




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Republic of Haiti 

Dominican Republic 

Guadeloupe, French Wl 

Dominica, British Wl 

Martinique, French Wl 

♦Home Games-8:00 p.m. EST 

Flanked by Assistant Coach Robert Andrews at left and Coach John Reeser at right are members 
of this year's soccer team-kneeling, left to right, Kidd, Grant, Ballard, Miller, Strauss, Cook, 
Robeson, Kier, Camp, Faugl, Hash, and Travis; back row, P. Shaver, Kocher, Hayes, Cropp, 
Whitlock, McCollam, R. Efird, Locy, L. Efird, Henry, Ediger, M. Shaver, Mains, Lacey, and 

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Wolfe Leads at State Meet 

Flash-David Wolfe captured first 
place at the State Cross Country Meet 
October 28 to lead his team to a third 
place finish among seven schools. 

Another season highlight for Bryan's 
cross country team was its second place 
finish in a tough eight-team field at Fisk 
Invitational when Dave Wolfe, senior 
from Sheldon, Iowa, gained second place 
honors. Wolfe's speed of 31:05 on a hilly 
5.8 mile course stands as a remarkable 
accomplishment in his seasons' efforts. 

Beginning the season with its own 
Invitational, the Bryan Lions barely lost 
to Covenant for third place, with Dave 
Wolfe, Jim Steele, junior of Dayton, 
Tenn., and Tom Potter, freshman from 
Lansing, Mich., placing in the top ten. 

Wolfe set a new course record at the 
Carson-Newman Invitational to take 
individual honors and led the team to 
another second place finish. Steele, 
Potter, Roger Coulter, sophomore from 
Sale Creek, Tenn., and Drew Bauder, 
junior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also 
received individual awards. 

The team record for this season stood 
at 3-6-1, with the state meet and MAIA 
distant cross country championship meets 
still in view. 

Dave Wolfe and Coach 
Jake Matthes are shown 
with individual and 
team trophies earned at 
the Fisk and Carson- 
IMewman invitationals. 

Soccer Team Evens Score 

The Lions' soccer team has come out 
with a season record of 3-1-3 in spite of a 
plague of injuries, with one game left to 
play against Covenant before entering the 

Some of this year's main scorers are 
co-captain and senior Everett Kier, senior 
Larry Jacobsen, sophomore Steve Kocher 
and freshman John Lacey. Among the 
new freshmen are Lee Efird, Roddy 
Miller, Mastin Robeson, Chuck Grant, 
Tim Faugl, and Randy Ballard, who have 
proved to be assets to the varsity's all-out 
team effort. Goalie Ray Locy and sub- 
stitute Andy Hayes have helped to save 
many of the shots from becoming goals, 
with assists along the defense line by 
Steve McCoIIam, Dale Henry, and Rick 

Coached by John Reeser, who is new 
to Bryan this year, the Lions look for- 
ward to making a good showing in the fall 
tournament to be held at University of 
the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. 

The Bryanette 



llornccoiiiiiig visitors ol 1972 will not soon 
I'orgc-l (he impressive scene at (lie niid-ilay 
erection of tlie gleaming white spire on 
Saturday as a striking reminder of the continu- 
ing project of tlic Alumni Association the 
erection ol' Ihe Rudd Memorial Chapel, 

I'or the students and alumni visitors, the 
musical program ol the niglil before with the 
Madrigals, the Common People (a new folk 
group), and Uie Symplionic Hand were an 
appropriate prelude to the action of the 
1972-73 Lions who were introduced for a 
warm-up preview of the basketljall season. An 
alumni teain that challenged the best of the 
non-varsity basketball players carried off the 

Sports events highlighting Alumni Day in- 
cluded the Cross Country Invitational, crown- 
ing of the Homecoming Queen at soccer half- 
time, and a soccer match with Carson Newman 
that gave the visitors a 6-2 victory despite a 
desperate Lion struggle. 

The social highlight of the weekend was the 
festive homecoming banquet joining students, 
faculty, prospective students, visitors, and 
alumni in a well-filled dining hall decorated 
with miniature spires and building bricks to 
support the homecoming theme, "Let the 
house be built." 

The spirit of the evening can best be 
reviewed by quoting from the banquet address 
of Everett Kier x'51, pastor of the Sheets 
Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, N. C. In 
following the theme from Ezra, he introduced 
the question asked of the elders of Israel, "Who 
eominanded you to build tliis house?" and 
pointed out that behind the king who gave the 
order was the "God of heaven," who was tlie 
divine director. In concluding his remarks to 
the banquet assembly. Mr. Kier said: 

"My concern in the,se few moments together 
is that we be united as tliose who are now 
connected or have been in previous days under 
the blessings of the ministry of Bryan College as 
we move into this most tremendous and blessed 
task that we have undertaken under tlie hand of 
the Lord. 1 am sure that God has instructed in 
the building of the Rudd Chapel; and since God 
has given the order for the building, how do we 
acquire the provision that God has laid out for 

"It is illustrated by the story told by Dan 
Sickles. Sickles had been wounded and Presi- 
dent Lincoln came to visit him. Sickles 
observed tliat the President seemed to be deep 
in thought. His face was lighted up. Turning he 
said, "When Lee crossed tlie Potomac and 
entered Pennsylvania, I felt tliat the crisis had 
come. 1 knew the fighting of a great battle on 
northern soil involved Wa.shington. I went to 
my room and got down on my knees in prayer, 
I wish I could repeat my prayer. I felt I must 
put my trust in Almighty God. He gave to our 
people the best country. 1 felt unequal to the 
task of saving my country. God had been our 
protector and I prayed He would not let tire 
nation perish. I asked Him to help us and give 
us victory now. I feel my prayer was answered 
and I felt sure of the results at Gettysburg. 

"Ihe orders have come from God to build 
the Rudd Memorial Chapel. Now as wc stay in 
louch with Him, the God who has given Ihe 
orders will be the (iod who gives llie supply in 
the days ahead. May it be our desire and 
personal privilege as student body, as faculty 
and staff and alumni to sec our prayers an- 
swered, and by tlie grace of God one year from 
today sec the new Rudd Memorial Chapel begun. 

"Yes, as God gives the order He has the 
supply. As we stay in touch with Him, He will 
bring the two together." 

Alumnus of the Year 1972 

Larry '57 and Shirley (Ardelean) '56 Fehl and 
daughters, Cindy, Jan, and Wendy. 

Recognizing the outstanding service of one 
of Bryan"s seasoned missionaries who has been 
particularly effective in training nationals to 
take places of leadership, Charles Westgate 
presented the Alumnus-of-the-Yeai trophy (in 
absentia) to LARRY FEHL '57, missionary- 
teacher who has recently returned to the field 
of Igbaja, Nigeria, under Sudan Interior 
Mission, to his responsibility as principal of the 
Igbaja Seminary and Bible College. 

Honorary Alumni 

Five Bryan-related friends were selected as 
honorary alumni this year in appreciation for 
their fellowship and service to tlie college in 
various ways. These were Mr. and Mrs. Mercer 
Clementson, the retirees from Chattanooga who 
are building a home on Bryan property which 
they plan to leave to the college; Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward Steele, who have shared on Uie 
staff of tlie college over a period of twelve years 
and now have Siree children among the stu- 
dents; and Mrs. Walter Seera, an enthusiastic 
member of the Bryan Women's Auxiliary and 
wife of alumnus Walter Seera "68, who is 
admissions counsellor for Br>'an, 

Homecoming Honorees— Jackie Bright, Queen 
Rozlind Fitzenreider, Marilyn Hawkins, and 
Jennifer Jenkins. 

N*.'W Alumni A-.'.ociation officort for tfi» 
1972 74 tomn .ire piclur«d at the bavi of »h« 
new chapel spire on October 7 jiKt after iu 
arrival on campus before it v/a% homed to its 
permanent location. Left to right are: R. Groan, 
K. Hurley, C. Westgate, R.Andrew*. 
L. Andrews, and K. deRosset. 

Alumni Ballot Results 


Charles Westgate "62 
Vice President 

Ralph Green '56 
Secretary - 

Lillian Andrews "67 

Kcn Hurley "68 
Committee on Eleclion.s- 

Karin de Rosset '64, Chairman 

Robert Andrews '67 

Joyce Levengood '52 


Edward '39 and Joyce (Hirschy) 40 
deRosset report from Trujillo. Peru, under 
Baptist Mid-Missions they had the fullest year 
since they arrived in 1944. A new church ha' 
been completed in Vista Alegie and in the first 
six weeks at least 20 people accepted Christ Ir: 
April the Independent Baptist Churches of Peru 
started the Baptist Seminary of Lima with 18 
students enrolled the first year. The deRossets 
had the aid last summer of a Bryan student. 
Sherry Porter, who was supported by the 
student Summer Missions Program. Rosalie 
deRosset '69 visited her parents for two weekj. 
She is continuing at Moody, sharing time 
between W.MBI and teaching at the Institute. 

Paul and Dorothy OMute) "40 NSTlson Uve 
now in Com. Okla.. where Paul Ls principal ol 
the Grace Brethren Mennonite .Academy. 

Paul AVelk x'40 began teaching world his- 
tory and geography tliis year at Rhea Centra] 
High School in Dayton. He had three years at 
Bnan with the class of 1940 and then com- 
pleted degree requirements in 1%6. 

Laurine Kolderup '49 has been helping with 
office work and teaching EngUsh and Spanish 
tliis past year. The Zapotec New Testament on 
which she and others have worked several years 
is now at the printers in Mexico City. In the 
meantime, portions of the New Testament in 
leaflet form are used in ministry with Zapotecs. 

Nell Pearson '49 has had a full schedule 
showing films and conducting meetings with 
the Church on Wheels in .Austria. The needs are 
so great in her headquarters city of Salzburg 
where probably not more than 100 children are 
in Sunday school on any Sunday among a 
population of 120.000. Children were respon- 
sive to open air meetings Nell held on i 
playground, but there is no outreach from any 
Salzburg church among children and Nell's time 
is spent in traveling with Gospel films. 


Gary, Alice, Mark, Scott Fredricks 

Gary and Alice (Tobelmann) "59 Fredricks 
have accepted the appointment of Campus 
Crusade for Christ to serve in Africa.. With their 
sons, Scott and Mark, they left from New York 
by air on October 17 to go by way of London 
to Kampala, Uganda to work with the staff 
there in ministering with the students at the 
University. Later they may go on to Ethiopia. 
David Stearns '55 was ordained to the 
Gospel ministry on September 21 at the Terre 
Haute Bible Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Nancy Freiberger 
x"59 had a short furlough 
from Saigon with her 
family in Buffalo, New 
York, but returned to 
Vietnam in September 
under Wycliffe Bible 

Translators. In July she 

"V ^ * ^ _^^li"'W>M shared her testimony and 
Nancy Freiberger ^ sUde-tape presentation 
at the Bryan Bible Conference. 

Albert '60 and Gertrude '59 Landis have 
returned to missionary service in Temuco, 
Chile, where Mr. Landis is teaching in the 
Christian and Missionary Alliance school. They 
had served in Chile prior to coming to Bryan 
and most recently he was on the Moody faculty 
in the area of missions. 

Lee '60 and Irene 
Temples returned to 
Venezuela under New 
Tribes Mission to take a 
refresher language 
course and continue 
their service there. 

Roberta "(Lilley) 
Groff, '61 has co- 
authored with Lee and Irene Ten:iples 
Dr. Elmer Towns a new book in the field of 
education under the title, SUCCESSFUL MIN- 
Moody Press. After graduating from Bryan, 
Mrs. Groff taught two years before going to 
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where she 
received an M.A. in Christian education. She 
and her husband are now teaching at Mountain 
View Bible College in Alberta, Canada, where 
Roberta has organized a school for the retarded 
of her district and is currently teaching at 
Horizon School for Exceptional Children. 

Naomi Crab tree '63 
completed her first term 
with Overseas Missionary 
Fellowship in Thailand 
and came in May on a 
ten-month furlough. She 
is living in Linden, 
. Ron '64 and Diane 

Naomi Crabtree (pg^.^) ^.54 Morren both 

completed the Uteracy course at the Summer 
Institute of Linguistics in Norman, Oklahoma. 
Ron has accepted an offer of a graduate 
assistantship at New Mexico State University 
and Diane is enrolled in four courses as well as 
supervising twenty-one sophomore students 
who are working in classrooms in the local 
junior high schools. They hope to retum to the 
Philippine Islands by next summer. 

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Robert '65 and Robin (Seaver) '65 Crane 
secured their annual order of groceries to be 
ready for another Alaskan winter. Bob has 
added responsibility as assistant field director 
with the Slavic Gospel Association. 

Eugene H. Bengtson 
'65, pastor of the Lorida 
Church of the Brethren 
in Sebring, has been 
selected by the Sebring 
Jaycees as outstanding 
young religious leader in 
the community. He is a 
graduate of the Sebring 
High School as well as 
from Bryan and holds the Th.M. from Dallas 
Theological Seminary. Activities in addition to 
his pastorate include weekly Bible study for 
community youth and twice-monthly men's 
Bible study and prayer group, youth advisor in 
organizing volley ball and Softball games. He 
also includes radio ministry, jail visitation, and 
various other community services. 

Eugene Bengtson 

Bea, Don, Stephanie, Eric, Danny Crane 

Donald "66 and Beatrice (Pendleton) '66 
Crane recently finished their five-week course 
at the University of Lisbon. Don has been in 
charge of several services at the Parede Baptist 
Church, meets with the young people for Bible 
study and has spoken also at the Youth for 
Christ chapter to give evidence of progress in 
the Portuguese language. 

John Hills '67, pastor of Church of the 
Open Door, of Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, 
was ordained to the ministry during the past 
summer. In May he received the master of 
divinity degree at Conservative Baptist Semi- 
nary, and President Vernon Grounds was the 
ordination speaker. 

Lillian (Seera) '67 Andrews was selected 
to be listed with Outstanding Young Women of 
America this year. As a senior at Bryan she 
received the Mrs. E. B. Arnold award for stu- 
dent teaching. She taught in Rhea High, in the 
West New Trier High School in Winnetka, 
Illinois while her husband was in Seminary, 
and now is teaching at the Spring City Higli 
School. Robert Andrews '67 is now in his third 
year as Dean of Men at Bryan. The Andrews 
live in the counsellors' apartment of Long 
Dorm for Men. 

Dorothy M. Miller '68 attended summer 
school this year and then moved in August to 
Owatonna, Minnesota, where she is teaching 
church secretaryship and is secretary to the 
Dean at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College. She is 
also dorm supervisor on one floor of the 
women's dorm. 

Kenneth Hurley '68, a mathematics teacher 
at Rhea Central High School in Dayton, has 
completed a six-week graduate level computer 
mathematics summer program at Florida A&M 
University in Tallahassee, Fla., sponsored by 
the General Electric foundation. In addition to 
his Bryan B.A., Ken holds the masters in 
mathematics from the University of Tennessee 
in Knoxville. He has been teaching for six years 
at Rhea High. He was one of 38 secondary 
school teachers to receive a fellowship for the 
computer training. 

Walter Cathey 

Walter H. Cathey '68 

has enrolled this year at 
the Reformed Theolog- 
ical Seminary in Jackson, 
Mississippi, after working 
for two years with the 
Sudan Interior Mission in 

Reiko Suzuki '70 has 
enrolled at Grace Theo- 
logical Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, after 
spending two years working in a bank at 
Washington, D.C. and taking some graduate 
courses there. 

Jane Ellen Hodges '70 has been accepted by 
Unevangehzed Fields Mission for Indian work 
in Brazil. She hopes to be in language school in 
Belem, to learn Portuguese beginning in Janu- 
ary for a nine-month course. 

Elaine Sheldon '71 completed Jungle Camp 
with Wycliffe Bible Translators and worked for 
several montlis at the headquarters office in 
Santa Ana, California. She has been assigned to 
work in the Philippines and will be at home in 
Minnesota making final preparations. 

Lynne Stevens '71 returned from another 
summer with Operation Mobijization in Europe 
to continue studies at Moody Bible Institute 
and also serve as Resident Assistant in a 
women's dormitory with responsibility for 
fifty-five girls on her floor. Her brother David is 
also a Moody student who served last summer 
with his father in Sicily. 


Bessie Degerman '53 and Wesley Simonson 
in Bemidji, Minn., on September 14. They 
visited Bryan on their honeymoon just after 

Cecelia Dianne Richmond '70 to John 
Wayne Hill on October 14 in the Ghent 
Brethren Church of Roanoke, Virginia. 

Richard Bradshaw '72 and Diana Patricia 
Karr '72 on September I, in Atlanta, Ga. Diana 
(Hazel) is the daughter of Raymond '57 and 
Evelyn Karr of Clarkston, Ga. 

Linda Carol Weld '72 to Douglas Dwayne 
Vaughn x'73 on October 28 at the South 
Baptist Church in Lansing, Mich. 

Pictured above are two former missionaries to 
Japan— Bessie (Degerman) Simonson '53, center 
left, and John Quimby '45, right end, with their 
spouses, Wesley Simonson (see Weddings) and 
Jean Quimby, who visited at Bryan in October. 


To Robert '67 and Connie (Robinson) '66 
Vogt a third daughter, Angela Jeanette, on 
July 4 in Dayton, Tenn. Her sisters are 
Jennifer 5, and Kristie 2. 

To Bill x'69 and Susan (Moser) x'71 
Freeman a daughter, Stephanie Angela, on 
October 5, in Greenville, S. C. 

To Kuo Ren and Miranda (Wong) x'71 Lin a 
daughter, Stephanie Yuein, on Labor Day, 
Sept. 4 in Oakland, California. 

To Russell '67 and Faye (Smith) '67 
Porcella by adoption on March 23, Heather 
Lea, who was born February 5. 




by Marvin K««n«r 

"For me? Oh look! A new dross Iwo 
ol' thcni! And a slip (o go with llicni!" 
These were some of (he excited squeals 
and shouts that came from Bonnie Poc as 
she opened gifts at a party given for her 
tenth birthday Friday evening, Sept. 2'), 
by twins Joy and Judy Steele at their 
home in Dayton. 

Bonnie is one of (he many girls and 
boys involved in the Big-Brother Big- 
Sister relationships, an activity of the 
Missions In Action FISH program at 
Bryan. Bonnie's big sister, Joy, is a 
Fulltime sophomore at Bryan this year. 

Also sharing the thrill of the party was 
Sue Poe, age 12, the little sister of Judy 
Steele and the real sister of Bonnie. 

After coke and ice cream, the "little 
sisters" went hand-in-hand with their "big 
sisters" to see the film HIS LAND, 
starring Cliff Barrows and Cliff Richards, 
which was brought to Bryan campus by 
the Student Union. 

Even the most exciting times must 
come to an end, and two tired but happy 
little girls returned to their home at Wolfe 
Creek late Friday night, eyes aglow and 
drooping at the same time, to show 
Bonnie's gifts to another sister. Debbie, 
age II, who didn't come to the party. 
"Thanks, Joy and Judy, for the nicest 
birthday I've ever had yet!" 

This story written by Jeanette 
Fitzgerald, wife of Missions In Action 
president Jim Fitzgerald, is one of many 
stories that could be told by the 25 Bryan 
students that have adopted an under- 
privileged child in the local community 
this year. For an all-day outing the 
youngsters were treated in October to 
visits at Kay Arthur's Reach Out Ranch 
and the Bryan-Covenant soccer game at 
Covenant College in Chattanooga. 

In addition to its work with children, 
FISH has included in this second year of 
service such activities as housecleaning for 
a lady whose baby had just died, tutoring, 
installing storm windows for a man with a 
bad heart, and assistance with recreation 
for retarded children. 

When the load is lifted, a heart is 
encouraged, or a "little brother" just sits 
down and starts talking about how he had 
accepted the Lord, the reward is already 
being enjoyed. 




Bryan College has developed an Estate 
Planning Seminar as a part of the develop- 
ment program of the college in order to 
challenge people to be good stewards of 
their estates. The presentation shows how 
bequests and trusts can benefit the local 
church or other sponsor as well as Bryan 
College. This service is offered free in 
return for the publicity which the college 
receives. If the sponsoring group is able to 
do anything toward the Bryan representa- 
tive's travel expenses or to furnish hospi- 
tality, that will be appreciated; but this is 
in no way a requirement. 

The seminar lasts two hours. First, a 
slide presentation shows how to plan an 
estate properly. It explains how to avoid 
estate taxes and administrative costs 
through the right use of trusts and chari- 
table gifts. After a short coffee break, a 
panel discussion and question period con- 
clude the evening. In addition to Marvin 
L. Keener, the Bryan representative, the 

This information bulletin is published 
quarterly as an addendum to the 
NEWSETTE to provide friends of Bryan 
College with information that will assist 
them in their Christian stewardship. 

Neither the author nor the publisher 
of this publication is engaged in render- 
ing legal or tax advisory service. For 
advice and assistance in specific cases, 
the services of an attorney or other 
professional person should be obtained. 
The purpose of this publication is to 
provide accurate and authoritative infor- 
mation of a general character only. 
Watch for tax revisions. 

panel i.s composed of a fhrislian attor- 
ney, a CPA (it possible), and an insurance 
salesman secured by ihe local %p<>nv>t. 
These men give local crcdibilily and arc 
able to follow up contacts for the group. 
The main thrust of the meeting is to 
help those who attend by showing Ihem 
how they can save money. Any person 
who applies the ideas presented should be 
able to conserve many estate dollars. The 
discussion does not over-emphasize tax 
savings on charitable gifts. Attention is 
not directed toward any individual: rather 
those in the audience are challenged to 
consider their responsibility to 

their immediate family and other 
loved ones; 

their local church, the Lord's work; 


other charitable works, especially 
Christian organizations, including 
mission boards and colleges. 

Publicity for these seminars is pre- 
pared for the local sponsor. They include 
press releases for local papers, announce- 
ments and inserts for church bulletins, 
and information booklets. The local spon- 
sor has only to place them so that they 
can be used to the best advantage. 

A seminar should be planned two 
months in advance in order to allow the 
staff at Bryan sufficient time to prepare 
the materials and to promote the meet- 
ing. If desired, the Bryan representative 
may be able to stay around for a day or 
two for personal interviews and to assist 
anyone who may wish individual help in 
planning his estate. It is emphasized that 
the Br>'an representative does not give or 
tr>' to give legal ad\ice or to consummate 
arrangements which are in the province of 
the legal profession. 

To secure more information about 
sponsoring an estate planning seminar or 
to secure assistance for personal estate 
planning, return the coupon below. 

BRYAN COLLEGE, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Please send me without obligation; 





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Whitcomb Lectures Treat 
Biblical Basis of Origins 

For the third annual Staley Distin- 
guished Christian-Scholar Lecture series 
at Bryan, Dr. John C. Whitcomb, Jr., 
professor of Old Testament and Theology 
at Grace Theological Seminary, was the 
speaker on November 20-22. 

Dr. Whitcomb's theme on modern 
science and the Bible was developed 
througli his discussion of The Origin of 
the Universe, The Origin of Life, and The 
Origin of Man during the three morning 
chapel sessions. In the two evening ses- 
sions his topics were The Flood and Final 
Judgment, and The Flood and Modern 

In several classroom sessions 
Dr. Whitcomb dealt with such themes as 
Modern Science and Biblical Miracles. 
Genesis and Evolution, and The Original 
Perfection of the World. 

These lectures by Dr. Whitcomb were 
especially appropriate with their Biblical 
perspective to share in the community as 
well as at Bryan following the recent 

North American premiere showing of 
"The Darwin Adventure" in Dayton with 
its support of the evolutionist position. 

Dr. Whitcomb, who began his theolog- 
ical studies in Princeton Seminary, con- 
tinued at Grace Theological Seminary 
where he received the B.D., Th.M. and 
Th.D. He has taught at the same school 
since 1951 in the department of Old 
Testament and Hebrew, and since 1969 
has been chairman of the Department of 
Christian Theology. He has been active 
also in missionary interests serving as 
president of the board of the Spanish- 
World Gospel Broadcasting, Inc., since 
1962, and as president of the board of 
the Foreign Missionary Society of the 
Brethren Church since 1971. He has 
traveled through much of western Europe 
and the Bible lands; he lived in China 
three years and has ministered in Peru, 
Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, 
as well as United States. 

Dr. Whitcomb co-authored with 
Dr. Henry M. Morris a defense of the 
universality of the Flood entitled. THE 
GENESIS FLOOD, in addition to several 
Old Testament commentaries and charts. 


Eleven seniors nominated by the faculty on 
the basis of merit in scholarship, citizenship, 
leadership among students, and future potential 
have been selected for listing in the 1972-73 
yearbook of Who's Who Among Students in 
American Universities and Colleges as follows: 

Karen Brodsky, Fincastle, Va. Higli school 
valedictorian and winner of National Merit 
award. A biology major, student senate repre- 
sentative, Christian Service Association mem- 
ber, yearbook layout editor. 

Janice Decker, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 
National Honor Society member in high school. 
Music major, student assistant in dormitory, 
member of band and choir. 

Rozlind Fitzenreider, St. Louis, Mo. Na- 
tional Honor Society in high school. Elemen- 
tary education major at Bryan; homecoming 
queen 1972. 

Annette Henderson, CrossviUe, Tenn. High 
school salutatorian, mathematics and English 
award. English major at Bryan, also dean's list 
and honors Ust. Member of choir and student 

Everett Kier, Jr., Lexington, N. C. History 
major, student union president 70-71, senior 
class president. Lettered in soccer and track. 

Raymond Locy, Takoma Park, Md. High 
school honor society. Music education major at 
Bryan. Athlete of the year, 1971-72, in soccer, 
baseball, basketball; trombonist and band presi- 

John Peterson, Bemidji, Minn. High school 
National Honor Society. Music major, band 
member, vice president junior class. 

Larry Puckett, Bristol, Tenn. History major, 
junior class president, student senate president, 

Richard Speece, Lake Worth, Fla. Greek 
major, consistent honor student. 

Glenn Tallent, Spring City, Tenn. High 
school beta club, basketball letterman. History 
major at Bryan, treasurer of Missions in Action. 

David Wolfe, Sheldon, Iowa. Math major, 
first year award in math. Lettered in track and 
cross country, established several new records 
botli at home and on other courses, dean's hst 
all semesters. Missions in Action president 
1971-72, and vice president 1972-73. 

Dayton Hosts Premiere 
of "Darwin Adventure" 

History came alive in Dayton on 
September 26 with the showing of the 
North American premiere of the film, 
England by Palomar Films and dis- 
tributed in the United States by Twen- 
tieth Century-Fox, the fUm depicted 
Darwin's five-year journey on HMS 
BEAGLE to the South Sea islands in the 
1830's and the subsequent publication in 
1859 of his theories in his book, THE 
showing was in the Rhea County court 
room, the scene of the historic 1925 
Scopes trial and the debate between 
Clarence Darrow and William Jennings 

The event brought to Dayton 
Mr. Francis Darwin, British-born biology 
professor at London University, and 
great-grandson of Charles Darwin. Francis 
Darwin visited the Bryan campus, met 
faculty and staff during coffee-break, and 
showed keen interest in Dr. Willard 
Henning's natural history museum. 

On Wednesday night, September 27, a 
second showing of the film was presented 
in the Bryan chapel. This was followed by 
a panel discussion which served as a 
rebuttal of the film's subtle attack on the 
Bible and Bible-believers. Participants on 
the panel were: Dr. Irving L. Jensen, head 
of the Bible department at Bryan; 
Mr. Phil Ashworth, assistant professor of 
biology at Bryan; Dr. Willard L. Henning, 
head of Bryan's division of natural 
sciences; Dr. William Stillman, depart- 
ment of chemical engineering, University 
of Tennessee; Dr. Roger Rusk, former 
professor of physics at University of 
Tennessee, now retired; and Dr. William 
J. Tinkle, retired geneticist and former 
professor at Taylor University. 

Bryan's participation in the premier 
was based on the understanding that it 
would be treated as a straightforward 
event and would not develop into an 
organized publicity stunt. The Bryan 
representatives who spoke on various 
occasions presented a good image of the 
college and handled the situation in a 
dignified manner. 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Publislied and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 373 21 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 





Volume XXXIX 

January-February-March 1973 

Numbsr 3 

A Memorial Tribute CLASS OF 1973 TO GRADUATE MAY 7 

Rembert Leigh Bryan 

Bryan College lost one of its most 
dedicated friends in the death of 
Mr. R. L. Bryan, of Bartow, Florida, on 
November 25, 1972. A trustee of the 
college since 1952, Mr. Bryan will be 
remembered for his frequent campus 
visits, often accompanied by Mrs. Bryan, 
and for the generous scholarships he 
annually provided for students, many of 
j whom he personally recruited to attend 
the college. His vigorous and persistent 
promotion of Bryan College was a factor 
j in making Florida the second state at 
Bryan in student enrollment, a position it 
maintains today. Though both he and 
i Mrs. Bryan had been in somewhat less 
j than robust health in recent years, his 
j interest in the college never slackened. He 
last visited the campus in February, 1972, 
shortly after Mrs. Bryan's death, to at- 
tend the winter meeting of the Board of 

On numerous occasions, Mr. and 
Mrs. Bryan and their family hosted the 
Bryan choir and the musical messenger 
teams on their Florida tours, arranging 
appointments and hospitality and giving 
the non-Floridians their first visit to an 
orange grove. Annually he sent a generous 
shipment of citrus fruit to the campus as 
his salute to the students. For all this 
personal attention to so many in succes- 
sive student generations, Mr. Bryan be- 
came widely known and much beloved. 
j On his eightieth birthday, in 1969, the 
students created a large "Charlie Brown" 
{Continued on page 2) 

Commencement exercises closing 
Bryan's forty-third academic year will 
feature alumnus Everett Kier, of Lexing- 
ton, North Carolina, as the baccalaureate 
preacher on Sunday 
afternoon. May 6, and 
four members of the 
graduating class js 
joint speakers for the 
graduation on Mon- 
day, May 7. Mr. Kier, 
of the Class of 1951, 
is pastor of Lexing- 
ton's Sheets Memorial 
Baptist Church and 
the father of Everett Kier, Jr., president 
of the Senior Class. 

Having students as commencement 
speakers is a departure from Bryan's 
traditional custom of having one major 
outside speaker. The innovation comes 
about as the result of acceptance by class 
vote of the administration's invitation 
that the class provide four speakers to 
give brief addresses deaUng with topics of 
interest to the class and to their com- 

mencement guests. One or more of the 
speakers may be chosen from the winners 
of the McKinney Senior Essay Contest in 
which members of the graduating class 
are invited to compete for a SI 00 prize 
for the best essay on the dual subject of 
"How Bryan Has Changed .Me and How I 
Would Change Bryan." The contest, in- 
stituted in 1970, is endowed by 
Dr. J. Wesley McKinney, .Memphis oph- 
thalmologist, who is chairman of Bryan's 
Board of Trustees. 

The list of candidates for degrees in 
the Class of 1973 exceeds one hundred, 
eigliteen of whom completed require- 
ments at the end of the first semester and 
a similar number who will finish their 
work next summer. This is the largest 
graduating class to date and compares 
with eighty-nine who received degrees last 
academic year. 

Other commencement activities in- 
clude the annual senior trip just prior to 
commencement, a meeting of the Board 
of Trustees, and the president's reception 
for the graduating class and their guests. 


The 1973 week-long summer Bible conference on the final full week of July will 
round out a ten-year tradition which began in 1964. the year the first two new brick 
dormitories were occupied on Bryan Hill. In 1972 a third dormitory, Arnold Hall, was 
completed with its suite-style rooms, which will also be used this summer for 
conference guests. 

A full program of conference sessions with special children's classes, recreation 
including swimming and water skiing, sightseeing to local attractions, and fellowship 
times around the dining tables with speakers and missionary' \'isitors are aU combined 
for a week of family enjoyment and inspiration to be long remembered. 

The 1973 speakers and musicians are Usted below: 

Rev. Ralph Maynard '54. missionan,- to West Irian 

Rev. Leonard Meznar '51 , missionary' to Jews in Brazil 

Mr. Chuck Olson, Swedish tenor soloist of Iowa 

Rev. Donald Weltmer '56. Gospel magician and Pennsylvania pastor 

Moderate prices, home style meals, and air-conditioned dorms and meeting rooms 
in a setting of natural scenic beauty offer a combination that would be hard to surpass. 
For further details, write to: Summer Bible Conference, Bryan College, Dayton, 
TN. 37321. 

student Senate President Reviews Progress 

By Larry Piickett, of Bristol, Term., a member of the class of 1973 and president 
of the Student Senate. Last year he was president of his junior class and 
therefore a Student Senate member. 

Larry Puckett 

This year I am a senior at Bryan 
College. In the past four years Bryan has 
changed much. My first year, 1969, saw 
regional accreditation come to the coUege 
with the accompanying mental and physi- 
cal anguish of much 
paper work, bound in 
red tape. I feel it is a 
great privilege to add 
to those volumes of 
soul-searching called 
"Self-Study" my own 
introspection of 
Bryan College during 
this period of my stay. 

Last year's graduating class felt the 
impact of regional accreditation on their 
educational experience to such a degree 
that they bemused the fact in a satirical 
play on words that restated the college 
motto as "Accreditation above all." They 
had seen the efforts to attain accredita- 
tion and it was with a high degree of 
concern that they made such an observa- 
tion. Certainly the point comes through, 
though the phrase itself is a prime exam- 
ple of the devastating frankness of college 
wit which often tends to hyperbolize. 
The fact is that accreditation is a large 
part of the change in Bryan which I see. 

Accreditation has provided this institu- 
tion an impetus for improvement in some 
essential areas. The physical facilities of 
the college have been expanded through 
the erection of a new dorm, the gym, new 
tennis courts, and presently the renova- 
tion of the ground floor of the adminis- 
tration building into a student center. 
The addition of new faculty and staff has 
strengthened the various academic and 
administrative divisions of the college. A 
characteristic attraction of the college to 
students has been the willingness of those 
who teach and work with students to 
offer freely of themselves in academic 
and personal counsel beyond the formal 
classroom presentations. 

Accreditation has set for Bryan defi- 
nite goals and provided a structured 
program for the achievement of positive 
ends. God has used the accreditation 
process to expand the image and scope of 
the institution. The blessings of accredita- 
tion which I have enjoyed are evidence of 
divine purpose and intent, which is even 
more important than the physical 

An increased ministry should be the 
result of such a blessing as accreditation 
has been, and this is the most exciting 
aspect of change that I have seen during 

my tenure at Bryan. Students in these 
years have revitalized the outreach and 
Christian ministry of the college. This 
year the Christian Service Association has 
expanded its ministry from Bible classes 
in the local public schools to include a jail 
ministry, visits to the state reformatory at 
PikevOle, and gospel teams which minister 
on week ends throughout the immediate 
area. Two new musical groups, the Com- 
mon People and Maranatha, have come 
into being as the result of a desire by 
ordinary students to share Christ in some 

Mission in Action's FISH program has 
ministered to the needs of the very old 
and very young alike. In the local school 
for the mentally retarded, Bryan students 
have voluntarily worked with the mental- 
ly handicapped, the first such instance in 
the state of Tennessee. In addition, about 
forty Bryan big brothers and sisters spend 
time each week with their economicaOy 
and socially deprived little brothers and 
sisters from the community in an attempt 
to show the love of Christ in an intimate 
relationship. Six summer missionaries, 
students who are supported by feUow 
students, have been chosen to represent 
Christ on various fields during the coming 
summer. Not every student is involved in 
this kind of outreach, but those who are 
involved are doing a good job and the 
Lord is working through them. 

Accreditation gives these students a 
chance to receive a bona fide education in 
a Christian atmosphere and to share in 
the ministry of the college so they can see 
immediately the fruits of their educa- 
tional experience. Bryan's ministry is for 
these students a today ministry, not one 
that is awaiting the completion of their 
academic preparation. "Christ Above All" 
is a mandate for constant involvement 
and constant progress, and accreditation 
is an evidence of both at Bryan College. 

I feel I have experienced the peak 
years of development. Yet when I leave 
this spring I do not expect that the peak 
is passed. For me perhaps a milestone is 
reached and with an accredited degree in 
hand, a sense of fulfillment is present. 
However, I desire for Bryan no such sense 
of completion; but those who follow me 
should have the opportunity to feel as I 
do now the excitement of seeing the 
progress of this institution in an ever- 
expanding ministry for Jesus Christ 
among its students, its community, and 
its world. 

Indeed, I am thankful that God sent 
me to Bryan four years ago! 

Student Senate president Larry Puckett and 
vice president Rick Efird discuss plans in the 
newly decorated Student Center area near the 
College Book Store. 


(Continued from page 1)\ 

type of poster birthday greeting, which 
was signed by nearly everyone in the 
college community. A picture of 
Mr. Bryan and this unusual greeting ap- 
peared in Bartow papers. 

Mr. Bryan was a man of genial and 
optimistic spirit and of unwavering per 
sonal Christian commitment. His wide 
experience, including twenty-three years 
he spent on the road as a salesman of 
citrus nursery stock, gave him a broad 
understanding of human relations and a 
fund of real-life stories to illustrate al- 
most any situation. Sometimes in a trus- 
tee meeting at a tangled point of discus- 
sion, his comment or story was just what 
was needed to give perspective to the 
problem at hand. 

A Florida native, Mr. Bryan was born 
"in an orange grove," as he liked to say, 
in Adamsville. Sumter County. A 1910 
graduate of Florida Southern College, he 
went to Bartow in 1916 as manager ol 
Lake Garfield Nurseries Co., then foui 
years old. He became widely known, 
helping to pioneer many of the develop- 
ments which give Florida the preemi- 
nence it enjoys today in the citrus in- 
dustry. An interesting sidelight is that 
India's commercial grapefruit industry 
began with seventy-five trees which 
Mr. Bryan sold to an agricultural mis- 
sionary. Mr. Bryan's civic and profes- 
sional connections were numerous; and in 
1955 he became president of Lake Gar 
field Nurseries, an enterprise which 
includes everything in citrus business 
from nursery stock to groves to frozen 

Mr. Bryan was descended from William 
Bryan of Virginia and was therefore a 
distant cousin of William Jennings Bryan. 
His maternal grandfather, David G. Leigh, 
was a signer of the Florida Ordinance of 
Secession in 1861. Mr. Bryan's survivors 
include two sons, Don and Leland, with 
their families, and a sister, Mrs. G. N. 
Grant, of Orlando. 

—Theodore C. Mercer 

Page 2 

Choir Plans Travel 
In Georgia and Florida 
For March 2-12 

Friday, March 2 

I'irsl Haplisl ('lunch 

Lalaycllc, (Jcoigia 
Saturday, March 3 

Azalea Cily HaptisI ('luirch 

Vaklosia, (rcorgia 
Sunday, March 4, a.m. 

Monlrosc Avenue Haplist Church. 

Lake Cily, I'lorida 
Sunday, March 4, p.m. 

Unjveisily Baptist Church 

Gainsville, I'lorida 
Monday, March 5 

Calvary Baptist ('liiirih 

Bradenlon, Florida 
Tuesday, March 6 

Sylvaiiia Heights Baptist Church 

Miami, Morida 
Wednesday, March 7, a.m. 

Miami Cliristian University 

Miami, Florida 
Wednesday, March 7, p.m. 

Calvary Church 

Miami, Morida 
Thursday, March 8, a.m. 

Miami Christian Schools 

Miami, F'lorida 
Thursday, March 8, p.m. 

Moorings Presbyterian Cluirch 

Naples, Florida 
Friday, March 9 

Faith Baptist Cliurch 

Orlando. F'lorida 
Saturday, March 10 

Jacksonville, Florida 
Sunday, March 11, a.m. 

University Baptist Church 

■Tacksonville, Florida 
Sunday, March 11, p.m. 

First Alliance Church 

Savannali, Georgia 

Two Musical Teams 
Arrange Summer Tour 

Two mixed quartets with piano ac- 
companist and staff director are preparing 
for ten- to twelve-week tours between 
May 15 and August 15. One team will 
emphasize a western swing to California 
and return through the north, and the 
other team will have a mid-south and 
mid-west tour. Requests for a team in 
your church should be sent to Musical 
Messengers as early as possible. 

The Bryan College Concert Choir is picturori 
above in its performance of selections from 
Handel's MESSIAH in the college gym under 
the direction of Dr. J. Greasby before 1,200 
elementary school children from Rhea county. 
The forty-five members of the spring touring 
choir have been chosen from this larger mem- 

Jhfi Symphonic B-ind unrJcr tfio dtroction of 
William Boyd n »hov/n above n they g»v« • 
concert during the Chrntian Life Conf«r»no» »t 
the opening of the jocond iem»iter. Six m»in 
conference sessions wore held in th« gym v/iTh 
personal witnessing sominan divtdod into small- 
er groujK who met in cfamrooms. 


by Marvin Keener 

The development department at Bryan College is gratified with the good response 
our friends have given to the Estate Planning Seminars. The program was set up as a 
service for our donors and friends to assist in conserving their estates. Seminars have 
already been conducted in Jacksonville and Miami, Fla., Richmond, Va.. and 
Chattanooga and Dayton, Tenn. 

Wills, bequests, trusts, and other methods of planning one's estate are covered in 
each seminar. A panel of estate planners will be present to answer questions and 
instruct regarding the latest ideas in estate planning. These seminars are conducted free 
to assist those attending in saving money and preserving their estates for those they 
love. Every Christian has a stewardship responsibility to be sure his estate is well 

Here is a list of additional seminars scheduled for this spring. You are invited to 
attend any of these that might be convenient for you. 

March 20, 1973-7:00 P.M. 

Sheets .Memorial Baptist Church 
Cotton Grove Road 
Lexington. North Carolina 

March 27, 1973-7:00 P.M. 
Palatine Bible Church 
315 Mozart 
Palatine. Illinois 

April 13, 1973, 7:00 p.m. 
•youth for Christ 
1 GO W. Gore 
Orlando. Florida 

May 4, 1973-7:00 P.M. 
Montrose Baptist Church 
5110 Randolph Road 
Rockville. .\lai>'land 

March 6, 1973-7:00 P.M. 

Faith Bible Qiurch 
10620 Montgomery Road 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

March 10, 1973-7:00 P.M. 
Open Door Bible Church 
Kay Street 
Bristol, 'Virginia 

March 13, 1973-7:00 P.M. 
National Wesleyan Church 
10929 Pleasant Acres 
Adelphi, Maryland 

If you would like to sponsor a seminar in your area, please send the coupon below. 
We will be happy to check into the possibility of holding an Estate Planning Seminar 
in your area. 

1 would like to sponsor an Estate Planning Seminar in my area. 
I would like to have personal estate planning assistance. 
Please send me the brochure BETTER ESTATE PLANNING. 


At rehearsal for a summer tour are (left to 
right) Brent Ferguson, tenor; Carol Austin, alto; 
Danny Camp, baritone; and Sherry Hill, sopra- 
no; with Carris Barker, accompanist. 



Future College Students 
Welcome on Spring Visits 

A special invitation has been issued by 
mail to student prospects as well as their 
pastors, counselors, youth workers, par- 
ents, alumni, and other friends of the 
college to visit the campus during the 
spring months in order to get a glimpse of 
college life in action. With commence- 
ment scheduled this year for May 7, it is 
urgent that visitors complete arrange- 
ments ahead of that closing date. 

Student visitors are invited to stay in 
the college dorms overnight for one dollar 
when reservations are made in advance, to 
eat in the college cafeteria for about 
$2.50 per day, to attend classes, and to 
share in other activities available on the 

During March and April of 1972 over 
300 prospective college student visitors 
were registered through the admissions 
office and a similar number are expected 
this year. 

To determine the extra incentives for 
the time of a planned visit, the calendar 
of activities for March and April 1973 is 
recorded in the accompanying column. 

Please write for further details and 
make reservations in advance to Director 
of Admissions, or phone (615) 775-204 1 . 

March and April Activities 

Mar. 2-12 Spring vacation (arrange visits affer 
this date) 

13 Home choir concert 

14 Rev. Edgar Lieb '49, chapel speaker 

Missionary to Brazil 

15 Student music recital 

16 Student Union trip to Atlanta (pro 
-basketball: Atlanta vs Phoenix) 

17 "Fellowship" in concert 

20 Rev. Galen Call, chapel speaker. 
Calvary Baptist Church, Covington, 

23 Student Union swim party at UT 

24 Founders Day banquet 

28 Day of Prayer 

29 Tom Taylor '54, chapel speaker. 
Biblical School of Theology, Phila., 

30 Hobo Day, evening movie: "The 
Gospel Blimp" 

31 All School Fair 
Apr. 2-7 Fine Arts Week 

10 Student music recital— Locy 

13 Student music recital— Loose 

14 Student Union water ski party 
Sadie Hawkins Day 

17 Student music recital— Heath & 

Bryan Speakers' Bureau Evaluation Committee to Visit 

Dr. Mercer, Dr. Bartlett and other 
Bryan staff and faculty are available to 
accept invitations from churches and 
other organizations, to supply pulpits, 
conduct Bible conferences, or to present 
the college and its opportunity for 
training Christian youth. Contact Public 
Relations Office. 

Lions Hold Balance 
In Season's Record 

The Bryan Lions coached by Wayne 
Dixon have had the good and the bad this 
season with their record, as of Febru- 
ary 10, showing 11 wins in 23 outings. 
With five regular season games and the 
SCAC tournament left on the schedule, 
the Lions are still playing for a 1973 
season record that balances on the win- 
ning side. 

There have been many exciting mo- 
ments this year, none of which so far tops 
the January 20 game with the University 
of the South, when the Lions came out 
on top, 62-60, behind a clutch per- 
formance at the free throw line by junior 
guard, Dave Eldridge. Five individual 
games have also been turned in by senior 
forward, Ron Davidson, who scored a 
high 33 points against a strong Toccoa 
Falls team which the Lions defeated 

Woody Duncan, last year's SCAC scor- 
ing champ, is again leading the Bryan 
attack with an average of 19.2 points per 
contest this year. His best game to date is 
a 32-point outburst against small-college 
national power Carson-Newman. 

Through 23 games the Lions are being 
paced in average scoring per game by 
Duncan with 19.2; Davidson, 15.0; and 
Eldridge, 1 1.5. Rick Burroughs, 6'6" jun- 
ior, leads Bryan in rebounds with an 
average of 83 per game. Following close- 
ly behind him is Davidson with an average 
of 8 rebounds per game. 

For details on the 


June 20 -July 11 

write Dr. J. B. Bartlett 

An evaluation committee from the 
Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools will visit Bryan April 1 4 as a part 
of the process of Bryan's seeking reaf- 
firmation of the accreditation achieved in 
1969. Southern Association accreditation 
is granted initially for four years, after 
which an institution is evaluated every 
ten years. The report of Bryan's self- 
study, in progress now for two years, was 
completed for distribution just prior to 
the February meeting of the Board of 
Trustees. This report, covering all stand- 
ards of the Association apphcable to 
colleges, has involved all faculty and 
administration and a representative num- 
ber of students. Glen H. Liebig, assistant 
professor of Spanish, has been director of 
the project. The report contains recom- 
mendations and projections for both im- 
mediate and long-range improvements. 

Gifts for King Response 
Exceeds $40,000 Goal 

The annual Gifts-for-the-King Christ- 
mas offering for student aid reached 
$43,600 with 600 gifts. This compares 
with 611 gifts and $30,100 a year ago. 
Contributions ranged from $1 to $6,000. 
These gifts are being used to underwrite 
grants provided by the college from its 
own funds and to cover the college cost 
of the federal programs in college work- 
study (20%) and student loans (10%). 
These kinds of financial assistance are a 
part of the overall student aid program of 
grants, loans, and employment which will 
total some $235,000 for 1972-73. Ap- 
proximately 60% of Bryan's full-time 
students receive some kind of financial 

Second Semester Enrollment 

The head-count enrollment for the second 
semester is 526 compared to 534 for the first 
semester. The second semester registration in- 
cludes 80 new students, bringing to 614 the 
head-count enrollment for the academic year of 
two semesters. The equated full-time enroll- 
ment for the two semesters is 480 at this time, 
a figure which will dechne slightly by the end 
of the year. All of these statistics represent new 
highs and reflect the enrollment increases which 
Bryan has been experiencing. 


"Christ Abeve All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 




Volume XXXIX 

April-May-June 1973 

Number 4 

Student Speakers Give 
Commencement Messages 

A loui-parl commci'iccMicnl ;Kldicss by 
members of the senior class and participa- 
tion by nine ministerial I'alhcrs of seniors 
were special features of the commence- 
ment exercises concluding the forty-third 
academic year of the college. The four 
student speakers at the graduation con- 
vocation, chosen by written competition 
open to aJl seniors were Martin Collins, 
Dayton, Tenn., business education; Ray 
Locy, Takoma Park, Md., music educa- 
tion; Larry Puckett, Bristol, Tenn., 
Iiistory; David Wolfe, Sheldon, la., mathe- 

Though not chosen for that reason, 
each of these students had distinguished 
himself in some area of student activity- 
Collins as a member of the college band; 
Locy as an atlilete, musician, and 
academic honor student; Puckett in 
student government, serving as president 
this past year; and Wolfe as an honor 
student and as Bryan's record-breaking 
distance runner this year, winning both 
the Tennessee cross country champion- 
ship and the Tennessee mile, setting a 
new state record in the latter. 

Nine fathers of graduating seniors par- 
ticipated in the commencement pro- 
grams, Everett L. Kier, Lexington, N. C, 
being the baccalaureate preacher. Otliers 
participating in the baccalaureate service 
were W. Dean Henry, Akron, O.; Richard 
B. Moore, Altoona, Pa.; John Van 
Puffelen, Bradley, West Va.; and Homer 
E. Willis, Nashville, Tenn. Those taking 
part in the graduation exercises were J. 
Allen Bailey, Chicago, 111.; James A. 
McCollam, New Salem, Pa.; George D. 
Miller, Jr., Spencer, N. Y.; and Howard 
Van Sice, Elkton,Md. 

Recognition and prizes awarded 
seniors included the following: 

Undergraduate Record Examinations, a 
national examination produced by Educational 
Testing Service. Princeton, N. J., which com- 
pates students in a given college with a national 
sample of undergraduate students on these 
liberal arts tests-nine seniors for ranking at or 
above the 90th percentile in the social science 
area (winner: Terry Voder, West Liberty. O., 
99), ten in the humanities (_joint winners: 
Marion Gray, Forest Park, Ga.. and Linda 
Horton, Dayton, Tenn., 96), and eleven in 


Rich in the meat of the Word, satisfying in Christian fellowship, refreshing in the 
vacation spirit of comfortable guest accommodations and delicious "home-cooked" 
food, the Bryan summer Bible conference has successively rated commenis as the 
"best conference ever." The family spirit predominates with special activities for the 
children and teenagers as well as adults. You are invited to plan your schedule for a 
purposeful vacation with combined spiritual and physical refreshment. 

The three main conference speakers 
are Bryan graduates with fifteen to 
twenty years of experience in the Lord's 
service and have been selected because of 
their effective public ministry on previous 
occasions at Bryan. 

Leonard Meznar '51 , 
a missionary among the 
Jews of Brazil since 
1958, will develop a 
prophetic theme. 
"More Buds on the Fig 
X\^y Tree," as viewed from 

^^^^^^^ his knowledge of the 
mH^ ^^^1 Jews and their home- 

Ralph Maynard '54, 
pioneer missionary to a 
cannibalistic tribe in 
West Irian that was re- 
ceptive to the Gospel 
and is now receiving 
Bible institute training, 
has selected the theme. 
"You Can Be Victori- 
ous Yet Human." 

Donald Weltmer "56, 
Maynard pastor of the Grace Fel- 


lowship Church of 
Ephrata. Pa., will speak 
mainly to the children 
through his "Gospel 
Magic" to teach Bible 
and moral truths. He is 
also a song leader and 

Chuck Olson, a 
tenor soloist and re- 
cording artist from 
Iowa City. Iowa, will 
share his professional 
sacred concert reper- 
toire as well as his con- 
temporary styling of 
hymns and gospel songs 
throughout the confer- 
ence musical program. 



The college Musical Messenger teams 
will also be present for part of the week 
to share their testimonies in song and 

For further details including confer- 
ence rates and daily schedule, write to the 
Alumni Office. 

natural science (joint winners: Ben Turney. 
Monongahela. Pa., and Craig Kiikpatrick. 
Phoenix, Ariz.. 99); also four for ranking above 
the 90th percentile in the tests in their major 
fields in comparison with a national sample of 
students in the same llelds. two in history and 
two in education (winner: Terry Yoder 94. 

P. A. Boyd prizes to a senior man and a 
senior woman for "highest degree of influence 
over their fellow students"-Larry Puckett. 
Bristol, Tenn., and Karen Brodsky. Fincastle. Va. 

F. R. Rogers Awards in Bible and Music, for 
excellence -Ronald Davidson. Burbank. Calif., 
and Dennis Bodlien. Ellicott City. Md. 

McKinney Senior Essay .Award on "How- 
Bryan has changed me and how I would change 
Bryan"-Ronald Davidson. 

Mrs. E. B. .Arnold Student Teaching .Award- 
for student teacher of the yeai-Rohert. Daniel. 
Asheboro. N. C. 

Departmental .A»ards-his;or>. Larr> 
Puckett: Christian Education. Wayne McLeod. 
St. Gair. .Mich.: business, overall achievement. 
Greg Renaud. Sully. la., and I»'j// Street Jour- 
nal. Shirley Burrows. Eleulhera. Bahamas: 
mathematics, Naomi McCarreU. Qeveland. 

Faculty prizes-highest scholastic record. 
Richard Speece. Lake Worth. Fla.. summa cum 
laude with 3.967 on scale of 4.0: faithfulness 
and loyaltN'. Stephen McCoUam. New Salem. 
Pa.: most progresLs during years at Brj'an. 
Dennis Bodlien. 

Eighty -six bachelor of arts and bachelor of 
science degrees were conferred on seniors who 
had finished all requirements, including 
eighteen who had completed their work first 
semester. .An additional nineteen were recog- 
nized as summer candidates. This total of 105 is 
the largest senior class in the history of the 

jCLASS OF 1973 

1. Adams, Melody Darlcnc, Sale Creek 
Tenn., Elciiiculary Educalioii 

2. Allison, Kenneth Bard, llol)c Sound, Fla. 

3. Bailey, Philip Elmer, Midlothian, III. 

4. Barker, Joyce Jacobsen, Chicago, III. 
Elementary Eduealion 

5. Bishop, .lanice Decker, Murfreesboro 
Tenn., Music Education 

6. Bodlien, Dennis Stephen, Kllicott City 
Md., Church Music 

7. Brennan, Robert Joseph, Sao Paulo 
Brazil, History 

8. Brodsky, Karen Grace, Fincastle, Va. 

9. Brest, Darlene Jill, Brockway, Mt., Ele- 
mentary Education 

10. Burnett, Linda Lee, Clinton, Md., Ele- 
mentary Education 

11. Burrows, Shirley Elizabeth, Eleuthera 
Bahamas Business Administration 

12. Caneday, Ardel Bruce, Taylors Falls 
Minn., History 

13. Chatman, Virginia Lee, Miami, Fla., Ele- 
mentary Education 

14. Claik, Charlotte, Peoria, III., English 

15. Collins, Martin Day, Dayton, Tenn.,Si;s; 
ness Education 

16. Corbin, Deanna Graham, Dayton, Tenn. 
Business Administration 

17. Corntassel, Kenneth Raymond, Silver 
Creek, Ga., Bible 

18. Coulter, Annette Francine, Dayton, 
Tenn., Elementary Education 

19. Coulter, Herman Ancil, Chattanooga, 
Tenn,, Business Administration 

20. Coulter, Jeanette Frances, Dayton, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

21. Crawford, Anne Coleen, Waxhaw, N. C, 

22. Crosbie, Jane L., Neptune, N. J., Ele- 
mentary Education 

23. Daniel, Robert Lee, Hyattsville, Md., Ele- 
mentary Education 

24. Davidson, Barbara Winfree. Stone 
Mountain, Ga., English 

25. Davidson, Ronald Max, Burbank, Calif., 

26. DeMora, Nancy Lou, Villa Park. III., 
Business Administration 

27. Dillon, Donald Elden, Kermit, W. Va., 

28. DiPrima, Paola, Montreal, Quebec, 
Canada, Bible 

29. Eastman, Lawrence William, Pittsfield, 
Pa., Elementary Education 

30. Edwards, Eunice Rebecca, Bradenton, 
Fla., Elementary Education 

31. Ellison, Shirley Jean, Banner Elk, N. C, 
Elementary Education 

32. Ferguson, Eldridge Brent, Trenton, Ga., 
Music Education 

33. Fitch, Paul David, Monroeton, Pa., Bible 

34. Fitzenreider, Rozlind Sue, St. Louis, Mo.. 

Eletnentary Education 

35. Garniezy, Caryl Dawn, Duncdin, I'la., 
Elem entary Edu ca I ion 

36. Goodlett, Thomas William, Columbus, 
Ga., Psychology 

37. Gray, Marion Mixson, Forest Park, Ga., 

38. Gridlcy, John Milford, St. Joseph, Mich., 
Christian Education 

39. Harris, Sandra Sue, Bloomficld, Ind.. 

40. Hayward, Annette Henderson, Crossvjlle, 
Tenn., English 

41. Henry, Dale Eugene, Akron. Oh., Chris- 
tian Education 

42. Hesterly, Peggy Anne, Hendersonville, N. 
C, Elementary Education 

43. Horton, Linda Joy, Dayton, Tenn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

44. Howard, Barbara Wells, Arlington, Tex., 

45. Howard, Linda Louise, Leslie, Mich., Ele- 
mentary Education 

46. Hughson, James Edward, Jr., Lily Dale, N. 
Y.. Psychology 

47. Jacobsen, Lawrence Allen, Chicago, 111.. 
Elementary Education 

48. Johansen, Stephen Paul, Richmond, Va., 

49. Jordan. Sherry Porter, Decatur, Ala., Ele- 
mentary Education 

50. Kier, Everett Laverne, Jr., Lexington, N. 
C, History 

* 51. Kinney, Michael Charles, Endicott, N. Y.. 
Elementary Education 

52. Kinsev, David Ward, Memphis, Tenn., 

53. Kirkpatrick, Robert Craig, Phoenix, Ariz., 

54. Knutson. Ronald Dale. Fenton, Mich., 

55. Locy, Raymond Sheldon, Takoma Park, 
Md.. Music Education 

56. Loose, Lizabeth Claire, Graysville, Ala., 
Applied Music 

57. Mason, Joan Ehzabeth, Chepachet, Rhode 
Island, Elementary Education 

58. Mayes, Dorcas Carrie, Vero Beach, Fla., 

59. McCairell. Naomi Ruth, Cleveland. Tenn., 

60. McCollam, Stephen .Andrew, New Salem. 
Pa.. Business .4 dminstration 

61. McKee, Bonnie Lou, Curwensville, Pa., 
Elementary Education 

62. McLeod. Wayne Angus, St. Clair, 
Michigan, Christian Education 

63. Millard. Pat. Dayton. Tenn., Business 

64. Miller, Beverly Kay. Miami, Fla., Ele- 
mentary Education 

65. Miller. George Danial. III. Spencer. N. Y.. 

66. Moore. Richard Reed, Altoona, Pa., Ele- 
mentary Education 

67. Murray. Leslie Laverne. Millport. N. Y... 































Mycm. Nancy Ellen, Ncwixk, Del.. Ele- 
mentary Education 

NcKon, lailh \\»n\on. (.laritta. Minn.. 
Elementary Education 
NcwhouNc. Kay Mien, CrotK Poinle 
Wood^, Mich., Elementary Education 
Nicholson, I-croy Kdward, Latrobc. P».. 

Pauley, Bruce Lee, Tutcola, Mich.. Btble 
Peterson, John Eric. Flint. Mich,. MuHc 

Price, Marie Rilchcy, Spring City, Tenn.. 
Elementary Education 
Puckctt, Lawrence Howard. Briftol. 
Tenn., History 

Puffer, Lynn Franccj. Miami. Fla., Ele- 
mentary Education 

Reader, Alanna Raye, Fort Myer». Fla.. 
Elementary Education 
Remington, Barbara Peck, Springfield. 
Mo.. Elementary Education 
Remington, Roy Arthur, Jamettown. N. 
Y., Business Administration 
Renaud, Gregory Dale. Sully, Iowa, Busi- 
ness Administration 

Roach, Lillie Doretha, Hayeiville. N. C. 
Elementary Education 
Ryder, June Walford. Conneaut, Oh-.f/e- 
mentary Education 

St. George, Nancy Lee, Elk River, Minn., 
Elementary Education 
Scandlyn, Emily Jeanette. Harriman. 
Tenn., Elementary Education 
Shaver, Roy Thomas, Spring City, Tenn., 
Business A dministralion 
Simpson, Susan Alison, Tampa, Fla.. 

Smart, Laura Simpson, Dayton. Tenn., 
Elementary Education 
Smith, William Douglas. Chicago. lU., 
Business A dministralion 
Speece. Richard Fleming, Lake Worth. 
Fla.. Greek 

Speichinger. Dann Joseph. Sioux City. la.. 

Stone. Patrick James, Minneapolis, Minn., 

Tallent. Glen. Spring City. Tenn., //trror>' 
Trinh. Sarianne Su. Cholon. Viet Nam, 
Christian Education 

Turney. Ben Charles. Monongahela, Penn., 

Van Huisen, Michael Donald, Grand 
Rapids, Mich.. Music Education 
Van Puffelen, Dasid John, Bradley, W. 
Va.. Business Administration 
Van Sice. Barbara Ellen, Elkton. Md.. 
Elementary- Education 
Walker, Melvin Scott. .Atlanta. Ga., Chris- 
tian Education 

Warwick. Marilyn Virginia. Ft. 
Lauderdale. Fla.. Elementary Education 
Waters, Evelyn .Annette, Crystal. Minn., 
Elementary Education 
Willis. Mary Elizabeth, Nashville. Term.. 
Elementary Education 
Wolfe. Dasid Leiand, Sheldon. la.. 

Yoder, Lily Steward, Mtissoorie. India. 

Yoder. Terence MichaeL West Libert>\ 
Oh.. History 

Levenger. Larry Roy. Eseigreen Park, IlL, 
Business Administration 



Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. 

HuntsviUe Youth for Christ 

Southside Baptist Church 

HuntsviUe, Alabama 
Sunday, May 20, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

HuntsviUe Bible Church 

HuntsviUe. Alabama 
Sunday, May 20, 6:00 p.m. 

Calvary Bible Church 

HuntsviUe, Alabama 
Wednesday. May 23, 7:00 p.m. 

Shades Mt. Bible Church 

Birmingham, Alabama 
Thuraday, May 24, 7:30 p.m. 

Central Baptist Church 

Dixon's MUls, Alabama 
Friday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. 

Central Baptist Church 

Dothan, Alabama 
Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. 

Service Men's Home Away From Home 

Biloxi, Mississippi 
Sunday, May 27, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Service Men's Home Away From Home 

Biloxi, Mississippi 
Sunday, May 27, p.m. 

Trinity Church 

Guifport, Mississippi 
Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m. 

Faith Bible Church 

Port St. Joe. Rorida 
Sunday, June 3, 11 :00 a.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Lake Butler, Florida 
Sunday, June 3, p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Lake City. Florida 
Tuesday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. 

Bayvale Baptist Church 

Augusta, Georgia 
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 p.m. 

First Presbyterian Church 

Augusta, Georgia 
Sunday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. 

North HUls Presbyterian Church 

Salisbury. North Carohna 
Saturday, June 16, 7:00 p.m. 

Sheets Memorial Baptist Church 

Lexington, North CaroUna 
Sunday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. 

Sheets Memorial Baptist Church 

Lexington, North Carolina 
Sunday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. 

Westover Presbyterian Church 

Greensboro, North Carolina 
Monday, June 18, 

Sheets Memorial Baptist Camp 

Lexington, North CaroUna 
Tuesday, June 19 

Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Church 

Jackson, Tennessee 
Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. 

Bible Church of LitUe Rock 

Little Rock, Arkansas 
Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. 

Northwest Bible Church 

Dallas, Texas 
Sunday, June 24, 9:45 8t 11:00 a.m. 

Reinhardt Bible Church 

Dallas, Texas 
Sunday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. 

Woodland Heights Baptist Church 

Fort Worth. Texas 
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. 

Bethany Baptist Church 

Phoenix. Arizona 
Friday, June 29, 

First Baptist Church 

Prescott, Arizona 
Saturday, June 30, 7 :30 p.m. 

Calvary Bible Church 

Lucerne Valley, CaUfomia 
Sunday, July 1, p.m. 
Bethany Church 

Siena Madre. California 

Two mixtd quartets s*l»ct«d from th« coll«9» choir and madrtgal sinQer? will make wparat* 
ten- to twelve-week tours with their pianists and directors. Team I. at the left, will be 
accompanied by Karmit Zopfi, dean of students: Team II, at the right, by Walter Seera, 
admissions counsellor. The members of Team I, pictured above left to right, are Danny 
Camp, Hixson, Tenn.; Carris Barker, Ashford, W. Va.; Sherri Hill, Winfield, 111.; Brent 
Ferguson, Trenton, Ga.: and Carol Austin, Paris, III. At the right are Team II members 
Charles Davis, Spring City, Tenn.; Karen Parrott, Madison, Wis.; Dennis Bodlien, EMicott 
City, Md.; Mike Van Huisen, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Sue Nolan, Lexington, Ohio. Their 
itineraries are shown below. 

Monday, July 2, 

First Baptist Church 

Sepulvada, California 
Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 p.m. 

Emmanuel Faith Community Church 

Escondido, California 
Thursday, July 5 

Church of the Open Door 

Los Angeles, California 
Saturday, July 7, 

The VaUey Church 

Cupertino, CaUfomia 
Sunday, July 8, a.m. 

The VaUey Church 

Cupertino, California 
Sunday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

San Francisco, CaUfomia 
Wednesday, July 11,7:30 p.m. 

Bethany Evangelical Free Church 

Littleton, Colorado 
Thursday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. 

Church of the Open Door 

Golden, Colorado 
Friday, July 13, 8:00 p.m. 

Alma EvangeUcal Free Church 

Alma, Nebraska 
Sunday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. 

Central Baptist Church 

Sioux FaUs, South Dakota 
Wednesday, July 18, 8:00 p.m. 

Calvary Bible Church 

Maishfield, Wisconsin 
Friday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. 

Immanuel EvangeUcal Congregation Ch. 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin 
Sunday, July 22, 9:45 & 11 :00 a.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Wheaton, Illinois 
Sunday, July 22, 7 :30 p.m. 

Paris Bible Church 

Paris, lUnois 
Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27 

Bryan Bible Conference 

Dayton, Tennessee 
Monday, August 6-Sunday, August 12 

Sheets Memorial Baptist Church 

Lexington, North CaroUna 


Sunday, May 20, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Calvary Baptist Church 

Covington, Kentucky 
Sunday, May 20. 7:00 p.m. 

Faith Bible Church 

Cincinnati, Ohio 
Monday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. 

Youth Bible Qass 

Columbus, Ohio 

Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. 

Christian Tabernacle 

Dayton, Ohio 
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 p.m. 

Maranatha Bible Church 

Zanesville, Ohio 
Friday, May 25.7:30 p.m. 

St. Qair Ave. Baptist Church 

Hamilton, Ohio 
Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. 

Calvary Baptist Church 

Bucyms, Ohio 
Sunday, May 27, 10:45 a.m. 

Calvary Bible Church 

Mansfield, Ohio 
Sunday, May 27, 7:00 p.m. 

Grace Brethren Church 

Mansfield, Ohio 
Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. 

Springfield Baptist Church 

Akron, Ohio 
Wednesday. May 30, 7:00 p.m. 

Goss Memorial Church 

Akron; Ohio 
Thursday, May 31 , 1 1 :45 a.m. 

Christian Business Men's Committee 

Akron. Ohio 
Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. 

Bethel Bible Church 

Jefferson, Ohio 
Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. 

Stockton Community Church 

Stockton, New York 
Sunday, June 3, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Cassadaga Community Church 

Cassadaga, New York 
Sunday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. 

Fluvanna Community Church 

Jamestown, New York 
Wednesday, June 6, 7 :30 p.m. 

Grace United Church of Christ 

Altoona, Pennsylvania 
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. 

Bethel Baptist Church 

ElUcott Qty, Maryland 
Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. 

Locust Grove Baptist Church 

Huntington, West Virginia 
Sunday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. 

Oakndge Bible Church 

Charleston, West Virginia 
Sunday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. 

The Bible Center Church 

Charleston, West Virginia 
Monday, June 11-Saturday, June 16 

Camp Nathanael 

Emmalena, Kentucky 
Sunday, Jurw 17, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. 

Mayking Baptist Church 

Maykmg. Kentucky 
Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. 

First Assembly of God Church 

Lexington, Kentucky 

Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. 

Berean Bible Church 

Columbus, Indiana 
Saturday, June 23, 

Immanuel Presbyterian Church 

Evansville, Indiana 
Sunday, June 24, 

Presbyterian Church 

Ml Vernon, Indiana 
Wednesday, June 27, 

EvangeUcal Free Church 

CUnlon, Iowa 
Thursday, June 28. 8:00 p.m. 

First Baptist Church 

Cresco, Iowa 
Sunday, July 1 , 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Faith Baptist Church 

New London, Wisconsin 
Sunday, July 1,8:00 p.m. 

Arena Bible Church 

Arena, Wisconsin 
Tuesday, July 3-Saturday. July 7 

GuU Lake Bible & Missionary Conf. 

Hickory Comers, Michigan 
Thursday. July 5, 7:30 p.m. 

Howardsviile Gospel Chapel 

MarceUus, Michigan 
Sunday, July 8, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Michigan Center Bible Church 

Michigan Center, Michigan 
Sunday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. 

First Baptist of Eaton Rapids 

Eaton Rapids, Michigan 
Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 p.m. 

Fenton Bible Church 

Fen ton, Michigan 
Wednesday, July 11,7:00 p.m. 

Vassar Baptist Church 

Vassar, Michigan 
Saturday, July 14, 8:00 p.m. 

Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conf. 

Muskegon. Michigan 
Sunday. July 15, 7:00 p.m. 

Church of the Open Door 

Wyoming, Michigan 
Tuesday. July 17, 7:00 p.m. 

Gull Lake Bible Conference 

Gull Lake, Michigan 
Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. 

Toledo YFC RaUy 

Toledo, Ohio 
Sunday, July 22, 

F^irst Baptist Church 

New CarUsle, Ohio 
Sunday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. 

BrookvUie Brethren Church 

BrookviUe, Ohio 
Monday. July 23, All Day 

Calvary Baptist Church Camp 

(Covington, Kentucky) 

VersaiUes, Indiana 
Tuesday, July 24-Thursday, July 26 

Bryan Bible Conference 

Dayton, Tennessee 
Friday, July 27, 8:00 p.m. 

First Methodist Church 

WilUamston, North Carolina 
Sunday, July 29, 11:00 a.m. 

Ebenezer Baptist Church 

Durham, North CaroUna 
Sunday, July 29, 8:00 p.m. 

Faith Baptist Church 

Durham, North CaroUna 
Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3 

Camp Lapihio 

Raleigh, North CaroUna 
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 p.m. 

Angier Avenue Baptist Church 

Durham. North Carolina 
Saturday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. 

Nick Cruz Rally 

Durham. North CaroUna 
Sunday, August 5, 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Guess Road Baptist Church 

Durham. North Carolina 
Sunday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. 

Holloway Street Baptist Church 

Durham, North Carolina 


"Christ Above AH" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 




New Faculty Provide 
Four Doctorates 

New I'acully incnibcrs lliis fall iiicliule 
four with llie docloralcs and a lillh 
doctorate in prospect for later in llie 
year, plus two others with masters 
degrees, of whom one is a returnee with 
previous service at Bryan. 

Dr. Robert Spoede, a native of Wallis, 
Texas, is assistant professor of iiistory, 
replacing Dr. Blair Bentley. He earned the 
B.A. in history from Texas A & M, the 
M.A. from Harden-Simmons University, 
and the Ph.D. from the College of William 
and Mary. Dr. Spoede's experience in- 
cludes teaching at William and Mary and 
at Mackinac College and twenty years of 
active military service as a commissioned 
officer in the U. S. Army. He is married 
and the father of three teenage children. 

Dr. and Mrs. Blair Bentley, who com- 
pleted twelve years of service as Bryan 
teachers, have moved to Dyersburg, 
Tenn., where Dr. Bentley is teaching 
history and Bible at the Dyersburg Com- 
munity College. Their daughter Vicky is a 
sophomore at Bryan. 

Dr. Owen Biller, Jr., of Plainview, 
Texas, is assistant professor of psy- 
chology. His B.A. is from Cedarville 
College in Ohio, his M.A. from 
Valparaiso University in Indiana, and his 
Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. 
He has previously taught at Wayland 
Baptist College in Plainview. His Bryan 
appointment fills the vacancy in psy- 
chology left by Dr. Dale Carter of Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. 

Dr. James G. Baldwin, assistant pro- 
fessor of biology, is a native of East 
Cleveland, Ohio. He earned the B.S. in 


.Mrs. Ray Fidoe of Canton, Ohio, was 
appointed lo Ihc Bryan Board of Trustee* 
by tlieir vote at the May business session 
to bring to iwenly-fivc the total member- 
ship of the Bryan directors. 

Mrs. Fidoe is vice president of an 
insurance agency of North Canton. For 
twenty years she has been associated with 
the Aultman Hospital in the administra- 
tion offices, and she is presently serving 
as executive assistant in the office of the 

In her service on the Bryan board. Mrs. 
Fidoe joins Miss Ruth Huston of Orlando. 
Florida, and Mrs. Cliff Barrows of Green- 
ville. S. C. as the three women members 
among the Bryan trustees. 

Mrs. Ray Fidoe 

biology from Bob Jones University, the 
M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology from 
North Carolina State University. His 
appointment at Bryan is his first teaching 
position. His wife is employed in the 
college business office. 

Dr. Emigdio Egipto, of Quezon City. 
Philippines, is a visiting lecturer in educa- 
tion. He has the B.S. from City College of 
New York, the M.A. from Columbia 
University, and the Ph.D. in education 
from Santo Tomas University, Philippine 
Islands. His wife and son will remain in 
the Philippines. 

Miss Ruth Kantzer. of Wheaton. 111., is 
associate professor of English, replacing 
Mrs. Louise Bentley. She holds the B.S. 
from Ashland College in Ohio and the 
M.A. from University of Wisconsin. Her 
work for the Ph.D. is being completed at 

the University of Iowa. Her teaching 
experience includes service at Cedarville 
College and Wheaton College. 

Richard C. Carter is instructor in 
mathematics and business to replace 
Lloyd Matthes. who has been granted a 
sabbatical leave to work on his doctoral 
program. Mr. Carter has the B..A. in 
mechanical engineering from Virginia 
Polytechnical Institute and the M.S. in 
applied mathematics from East Tennessee 
State, as well as the NL.A. in business 
administration from Xavier University. 
His past employment has been in 
industry. He is married and the father of 
two sons, one of whom is a junior at 

Returning to the modern language 

department is Frederick Bedford, of 

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Bryan enters a new academic year with 
many encouragements from last year. An 
important factor is that the college 
completed the fiscal 
year in the black, 
with a sufficient 
surplus to offset last 
year's red ink and at 
the same time to 
provide funds for 
necessary improve- 
ments in physical 
Dr. Mercer facilities. The new 

student union and the faculty offices are 
most attractive and very impressive for 
anyone who remembers their previous 

Last year showed also the largest 
enrollment in the school's history (572 
total enrollment) and with a senior class 
of 105, also the largest. Whether Bryan 
has come to the end of the enrollment 
crest (48% from the fall of 1969 through 
the fall of 1972) remains to be seen after 
registration is complete for the current 

Last year was the year of the institu- 
tional self-study report and the Southern 
Association visiting committee evalua- 
tion. The results of this process in which 
Bryan is seeking reaccreditation will not 
be known until December. 

For all of these developments we are 
indeed grateful to God and we dedicate 
ourselves to His purpose for the college 
this year. 

This brings me to our goal for 
1973-74— the raising of funds for the 
Rudd Memorial Chapel. To date a total of 
some 5140,000 has been pledged or paid 
in cash against a need of 
§500,000-5600,000. In view of inflation 
and other factors operating in construc- 
tion today, it seems clear that the longer 
we wait, the more the project will cost. 


(Continued from page 1 ) 

Hornell, New York, as assistant professor 
of French and Spanish. Mr. Bedford holds 
the B.A. from Houghton College and the 
M.A. from Middlebury College in 
Vermont. His teaching experience besides 
four years at Bryan, 1956-60, includes 
five years at Houghton College and in two 
high schools in New York state. Mr. 
Bedford replaces Joseph Overholt, who 
has returned to Ohio for Christian service 
in his home area. 

Glen Liebig, assistant professor of 
Spanish at Bryan since 1966, has been 
appointed assistant academic dean, and 
will combine that responsibility with 
part-time teaching in the modern 
language department. 

We must, therefore, give this matter full 
attention so as to bring the beginning 
date of construction into view. The 
trustees have wisely set down the 
principle that the actual construction is 
not to begin until the money is in sight 
with firm commitments and sufficient 
cash to get under way. 

During the coming months, specific 
contacts will be made with many Bryan 
friends. This multi-purpose building is 
urgently needed, for chapel, for the music 
department (which is bursting at the 
seams), and for a variety of other pur- 
poses. Please put this project on your 
prayer list. 1 wOl be getting in touch with 

New Faculty Offices 

Four divisional office suites have been 
renovated to accommodate si.xteen 
faculty members on the south end of the 
main floor in the administration building. 

These offices, which have been in use 
for thirty-five years variously as dormi- 
tory accommodations, classrooms, and 
faculty offices without any major im- 
provement since their original construc- 
tion, have taken on a wholly modern 
appearance with plastered and paneled 
walls, carpeted fioors, and lowered ceil- 
ings. The installation of telephones and 
air-conditioning brings these facilities into 
first-class offices which now excel some 
of the administrative offices that are also 
in line for renovation. 

In addition to these quarters which are 
being used by the Bibhcal, modern 
languages and literature, education, and 
history and social studies divisions, two 
sections of classroom space and certain 
other office allocations on the third floor 
complete a modern and spacious pro- 
vision for twenty-three individual faculty 

Expansion is also planned for the 
administrative offices on the north end of 
the main floor to be completed as soon as 
laborers and funds are available. 

Faculty Share Spiritual Retreat, Academic Workshop Meetings 

Following the tradition of a pre-school 
retreat, the Bryan faculty and adminis- 
trators held their spiritual retreat August 
20 and 21 with the Rev. Donald C. 
Graham, executive director of the 
National Presbyterian Reformed Fellow- 
ship as the minister and counselor. 

Mr. Graham recently completed an 
eight-year pastorate at the First Presby- 
terian Church of Montgomery, Ala., and 
has also been active in the presbytery and 
in ministerial circles both in Alabama and 
Florida. He is a ministerial advisor to the 
Reformed Theological Seminary in 
Jackson, Miss., and a trustee of the 

Westminster Theological Seminary in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mr. Graham's messages on the theme 
of the "Joys and Trials of Teaching" were 
designed to inspire new confidence for 
meeting the needs of young people from 
today's culture. 

A two-day workshop in the same week 
helped faculty and staff to formulate 
plans for the new academic year and 
included a special orientation for the 
incoming faculty members. The report 
and recommendations of the Southern 
Association Visitation Committee of last 
April were reviewed and discussed. 


Mr. Larry Levenger of Chicago, 111., 
has been appointed to the administrative 
staff with the title 
of assistant to the 
vice president to 
work in the area ol 
development. He rc- 
places Marvin 
Keener, who is now 
conducting his own 
advertising agency 

in Dayton, Tenn. I^lr. Levenger 

After attending South Dakota State 
University and Southern Methodist 
University, Mr. Levenger transferred to 
Bryan College for a degree in business 
administration, which he is currently 
completing. For the past two years he has 
worked as an insurance salesman in Oak 
Lawn, 111. 

Mr. Levenger was married July 28 to 
Gail Hamilton, a 1971 graduate of Bryan 
and the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Wayne 
Hamilton of Superior, Wis. 

Opening Spiritual Life 

The Rev. Marlin C. Hardman, pastor of 
Barcroft Bible Church in Arlington, Va., 
ministered to both faculty and students 
at the fall Spiritual Life meetings held for 
three days during registration and orienta- 
tion week at the opening of the fall 
semester. A special session for the faculty 
included a dinner fellowship with Dr. 

Mr. Hardman is a native of Charleston, 
W. Va., who graduated from Piedmont 
Bible College of Winston-Salem, N. C, 
and did graduate work at Columbia Bible 
College for the M.A. degree. For six years 
he was on the staff of the Washington, D. 
C, Youth for Christ, and since going to 
Barcroft as pastor in 1965 he has con- 
tinued additional youth evangelism, 
college and conference ministry, as well 
as vocal expression in sacred music. 



Regisli;ilion loi' llie summer school 
program included :i loi;d of 87 persons, 
of whom I I were new registrants. The 
1972-73 lieadcounl from (he fall semesler 
through summer school showed 572 en- 
rollees. Of this number 86 received 
degrees at Hie May graduation. An addi- 
tional 19 were scheduled to complete 
wiirk during the summer. 

Summer courses held on the campus 
included Bible, philosophy, business law, 
botany, history of western civilization, 
general mathematics, trends in education, 
art in classroom, and personal evangelism. 


Bryan's third study linn in liurope 
added 9 tourists to tiie 10 students for a 
total party of 21 with Dr. John Bartlell, 
director, and Miss Virginia Seguine, 
hostess. With stops in Scotland, England, 
France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and 
Germany, the 5,000-mile tour on the 
British Isles and European continent in 
three weeks, offered a broad cultural 
variety in sights, sounds, and tastes for 
the youngest student to the several 
spirited senior citizens that took the tour 
quite in stride. 

On a separate excursion to Europe, 
Miss Rachel Ross, assistant professor of 
speech, spent a month in Greece attend- 
ing a course of study and lectures on 
Greek drama, language and folklore and 
archaeology as designed for college 
teachers and graduate students. Interest- 
ing sidelights of her study included such 
features as visits to Greek islands and 
attending two Greek plays at Epidauros 
Theater, a well-preserved 5 th centuiy 
B.C. theater seating 1 2,000 people. 


Bryan students are finding exciting 
opportunities for missionary orientation 
on the field in the midst of the cultures 
they have studied about in the classroom 
as they become involved in the summer 
program of Missions in Action. Six 
students were sponsored by gifts from 
fellow-students and faculty to go to four 
foreign countries and two stateside loca- 
tions for service this summer under 
Summer Missionary Project (SMP). 

Peggy Lawson, a "73 graduate, is at the 
European Bible Institute in France under 
Greater Europe Mission's Eurocorps pro- 
gram for students. Peggy, who is from 
Ruckersville, Va., has completed training 
as a teacher and expects to work in the 
Christian school system. 

Another Furocorps parlicipanl is John 
Mercer, a rising senior at Bryan, who 
spent his summer at (he Scandinavian 
Bible Institute, learning a little Swedish 
to assist in weekend gospel team activities 
while working on the maintenance crew 
at the Institute. John was elected presi- 
dent of the student body for his final 
year as a student. 

Mary Jo Hemme, from DcSoto, Mo., 
spent one month in Guatemala, where she 
lived with national Christians and assisted 
them in evangelizing in their local com- 
munity while studying the Biblical basis 
of missions under Inlervarsity Christian 
Fellowship. Mary is publicity director for 
Missions in Action next year. 

John Lacey, a rising sophomore, spent 
his second summer in Ireland with Ireland 
Outreach in door-to-door literature 
distribution, evangelism, and church 
planting. Despite several weeks of illness 
with pneumonia, John was speedily re- 
newed after lung surgery in June. He is 
the son of missionary parents who served 
in Uganda and have lived in Waterloo. 
Iowa, the past two years. John is vice 
president of Missions in Action in charge 
of the SMP. 

Bruce Pauley, a 1973 graduate from 
Tuscola, Mich., is working for the third 
summer in Utah under the United Mis- 
sionary Fellowship and has made applica- 
tion for full-time service. He will be the 
first SMP trainee to enter full-time mis- 
sionary work. 

Nancy Nofsinger. a rising senior from 
Washington, III., was sent under the 
supervision of the West Indies Mission to 
St. Lucia Island off the coast of South 
America to work with the nationals. 
Nancy is a psychology major. 

In addition to the six Bryan-sponsored 
students, several others have served on 
summer missions assignments. Leroy 
Nicholson is on his third tour in Europe 
with Operation Mobilization and pre- 
sently serving in Belgium. One of his 
tours lasted 16 months. He is a 1973 
graduate from Latrobe, Pa., who plans on 
entering the foreign mission field. 

Sue Oliver, a rising sophomore, of 
Hagerstown, Md.. was with a group of 
thirteen young people from her home 
clmrch that went to Mexico for a special 
missions project. 

Among other students sharing in 
similar service are Gwynn Henry', a rising 
junior, who was sponsored last summer 
by Bryan's SMP program and is repeating 
her service this year at Triple R Ranch in 
Norfolk, Va.. and Ellen Smith, a coun- 
sellor at Camp Hope in Canton. N. C. 

1974 Spring and Summer 
Tours to Israel, Europe 

February 28 March 14, BEST 
directed by Dr. Theodore C. 
Mercer, to visit Jerusalem, Beth- 
lehem, Galilee, Jordan River, and 
other significant Biblical locations 
in F.raol. 

June 12-June 26, EUROPEAN 
HIGHLIGHTS TOUR, directed by 
Dr. John Bartlett, as Bryan's fourth 
European Study tour for both 
students and tourists. See review of 
the 1973 tour elsewhere in this 

June 24-July 15, CHRISTIAN 
HERITAGE TOUR, directed by 
Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Zopfi, to 
include church history and modern 
missions in England, Holland, 
Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, 
Liechtenstein, Austria, East 
Germany, and West Germany. 


Among the numerous campus visitors 
during the summer were two large youth 
groups. The first was a 60-voice choir 
from the Guess Road Baptist Church of 
Durham. N. C. brought to Dayton by its 
director. David Pierceall. a Bryan alumntis 
of 1963. They gave concerts and shared 
the evening meal with a Bryan summer 
audience on a Tuesday evening and with 
the congregation at the First Baptist 
Church in Dayton on the following 
Wednesday evening. 

A second larger contingent of about 
180 high school young people repre- 
sented the third consecutive Youth En- 
counter summer Bible training camp 
week sponsored by an East Tennessee 
committee under the leadership of 
Donnie Cantwell. a vouth evanaelist. 


Douglas Zoptl. an entering fresliman 
this fall and the son of staff members. Mr. 
and Mrs. Kemiit Zoptl. had the unique 
experience of traveling with a basketball 
team to the Orient in July. He is a grad- 
uate of Pasadena California Higli School. 

The all-star team of Christian athletes 
toured to the .Asiatic countries of Japan. 
Korea. Taiwan, the Pliilippines. Thailand 
and Hong Kong. They won eleven out of 
twelve games as they sought to give a 
Christian witness to their competitors in 
these countries. 


The Bryan College Concert Choir has 
been planning for over two years to visit 
California for their spring vacation tour in 
1974. Because many young people in 
California like to go to eastern colleges 
and because there are many evangelical 
and conservative churches that are 
sympathetic to the Christian position of 
Bryan, Dr. Jim Greasby, the choir 
director, has worked with the student 
choir officers in mapping out the ten-day 
itinerary, March 1-10, between San Diego 
and San Francisco. 

The 45-voice choir will have a total 
repertoire of nearly two hours of sacred 
music from which to select their hour- 
long program representing musical styles 
from the 16th century to the present day. 
Along with some of the earlier master- 
pieces, more of the familiar tunes are 
being included in this year's concerts. 

In addition to appearing in churches 
for evening services, the choir will be 
available for morning and afternoon per- 
formances in Christian day schools and 
junior colleges. 

The choir and their director have 
already started raising funds to provide 
for a chartered flight to California and a 
chartered bus for travel within the state. 
Requests about this tour or contributions 
for it may be addressed to Bryan College 
Choir, Dayton, TN 37321. 

Musical Messenger Reports 

Two student teams of Musical Mes- 
sengers have completed twelve-week 
tours, both concluding with week-long 
appointments in North Carolina. The 
team accompanied by Coach John Reeser 
had their final week at the Camp Lapihio 
near Durham, N. C, where they were 
counselors and musicians for the more 
than a hundred teenagers from Baptist 
churches of the area. This team toured in 
the midwest as far north as Wisconsin and 
as far east as Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

A similar five-student team accom- 
panied by Kermit Zopfi, dean of stu- 
dents, began its tour in the southern area 
of Georgia and Florida and took a 
western swing through Texas, Arizona, 

and into California before returning 
through Colorado, Minnesota, and 
Illinois. Their final week was participa- 
tion in the Bible school program and 
missionary conference of the Sheets 
Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, 
N. C. 

With gratitude to the Lord for the 
ministry of these young people, we 
acknowledge the gracious comments of 
host pastors. 

"Their music and testimonies were 
good. I'm thankful for the standard of 
music they presented." 

"One of the finest groups we have ever 
had here at Camp N. I would like to 
commend the group on their selection of 
songs and ways of presenting them." 

"The fresh looks and excellent person- 
alities of the entire group made a most 
favorable impression. Also, the choice of 
music was very good, and our people still 
comment about the relaxed friendliness 
of the group." 

"Good appearance, good music, 
credible testimonies, excellent acceptance 
by our people .... I shall be eager to 
recommend your excellent college when- 
ever I have opportunity." 

"Our congregation loved the young 
people from the moment they first 
arrived. They were vivacious, friendly, 
professional in their musical presentation 
and lifted our hearts with their Christian 

Tenth Summer Conference 

The summer Bible conference held the 
last week in July attracted about eighty 
guests who stayed in the college dormi- 
tory in addition to other area participants 
as well as Bryan faculty, staff, and 
summer students. 

At least fifty children and teenagers 
participated in the morning classes con- 
ducted by four Bryan teachers and the 
children enjoyed also the evening pro- 
gram of Gospel magic by Rev. Donald 
Weltmer of Ephrata, Pa. 

The musical program was highlighted 
by the outstanding performance of tenor 
soloist Chuck Olson, of Iowa City, Iowa, 
whose thoughtful interpretation of the 
hymns of worship, as well as the more 
modern sounds in Gospel music, were 
most inspiring to the listeners. Both 
teams of Musical Messengers shared in the 
evening programs and gave a combined 
concert one evening. 

The spiritual challenge and uplift of 
the missionary and prophetic speakers 
gave the conference rich soul food 
through the messages of Leonard Meznar, 
missionary to Jews in Brazil, and Ralph 
Maynard, missionary to West Irian. Bryan 
administrators, missionary speakers' 
wives, and numerous others helped to 
round out a conference program which 
evoked comments like the following: 

"All well planned for spiritual, mental, 
and bodily upbuilding. Food, fun, and 
fellowship best of my eight years." 

"I like the idea of Bryan products (as 
speakers). So many conferences take on 
such a 'professional' air. Have appreciated 
the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of the 
services. The separate children's program 
is good for the children and for the 
parents as it enables them to be free to 
more fully enter into the adult meetings." 

"The food and room accommodations 
are equal to the finest of hotels any- 

"It was good to have the musical 
teams and administrators on campus for 
the conference." 

Theodore C. Mercer ......'.... Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly b\- 

'Villiam Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 ~ 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, lenn. 




Volume XXXX 

October-November-December 1973 

Number 2 

Banquet, Choir Concert 
Highlight Christmas Season 

Dr. Tlieodore H. Epp, speaker on the 
well-known radio program, "Back to the 
Bible Broadcast," was (he guest speaker 
for the annual formal Christmas banquet 
at Bryan on December 8. 

In this first visit 
'^ ^^ lo Bryan, Dr. Epp 
was impressed lo see 
^-^^-jpSHj^^ the institution which 
he had known since 
its founding only by 
publications and rep- 
resentatives from the 
college. Dr. Epp 
brought a devotional 
Theodore H. Epp message emphasizing 
the Christmas theme before an apprecia- 
tive audience of more than 350 students, 
faculty, and visitors who attended the 

Back to the Bible Broadcast, founded 
by Dr. Epp in 1939 as a daily program on 
a Lincoln, Neb., station, is now broad- 
casting each week more than 3,570 
Enghsh programs, and 570 foreign lan- 
guage programs in 19 different languages. 


Two diverse musical programs but 
both featuring the Christmas message 
were combined for a Sunday evening 
musicale in the college gymnasium on 
December 9. GLORIA, an oratorio by 
Vivaldi, was presented by the concert 
choir and a chamber orchestra from the 
Chattanooga Symphony. The soloists 
were Karen Parrott, a junior of Madison 
Wis., and Terri Fouts, a sophomore of 
Vero Beach, Fla., sopranos; and Mrs. 
Ruth Bartlett, mezzo-soprano, who is 
assistant professor of music and director 
of the Choralaires, the women's choir. 

The second event was the one-act 
Christmas opera, AMAHL AND THE 
NIGHT VISITORS, by Gian Carlo 


J. Allen Thompson E. Watford Thompson 


The accreditation of Bryan College, 
first achieved in 1969, was reaffirmed 
on December 12, 1973, at the annual 
meeting of the Southern Association 
of Colleges and Schools in Houston, 
Texas. This reaccreditation is effective 
for ten years. It comes as a climax to a 
process involving a two-year institu- 
tional self-study, an on-campus evalua- 
tion by a visiting committee, and the 
responses of the college, written and 
oral, to the committee's recommenda- 
tions bearing on compliance with the 
Association Standards. Reaffirmation 
of accreditation is not an invitation to 
complacency in the days ahead but 
rather a commitment to a continuing 
program of institutional improvement 
in all areas. 

Menotti. The cast included Amahl, played 
by Sue Nolan, a senior of Lexington, 
Ohio: his mother by Linda Friend, a 
junior from Sandusky, N. Y.; the three 
kings by three junior fellows. Charles 
Davis, of Spring City, Tenn., Mike Hodge. 
of Princeton, 111., and Mike Gilmer, of 
Jonesboro, Ga.; and the page. Randy 
Paeplow. a sophomore from Lake Placid. 

These programs were directed by Dr. 
J. James Greasby. professor of music at 

The main speakers for the January 
9-12 Christian Life conference which 
opens the second semester will be two 
men named Thomps^jn from the West 
Indies but who represent two different 
nationalities, cultures, and missioni-Rcv 
J. Allen Thompson, general director of 
the West Indies Mission, and Rev. E. 
Walford Thompson of Jamaica, coordina- 
tor of the evangelistic program called Men 
in Action. 

Mr. Allen Thompson, born in Cuba, 
the son of American missionarj' parents, 
received his training in Canada and the 
United States at Prairie Bible Institute, 
Columbia Bible College, and Conservative 
Baptist Theological Seminary. His mis- 
sionary experiences have taken him 
through revolutions in Cuba and the 
Dominican Republic. 

Mr. Walford Thompson is a native of 
St. Vincent. British West Indies, and 
received his bachelor of arts training in 
Canada. Since college he has been 
involved in evangelism and church plant- 
ing in the West Indies. 

Other mission boards and their repre- 
sentatives expected to participate in the 
conference include the following; 

Unevangelized Fields Mission. Bob 

The Evangelical .Alhance Mission, 
Charles Willoughby fa Br>'an 

American Association for Jewish 
EvangeUsm, Al Vanderslik 

WycUffe Bible Translators. Perry Priest 

Trans World Radio, Roy B. Deck 

Sla\ic Missionary' Service. A. J. 
Overton and .\lex Leono\ich 

Greater Europe Mission. Harley Smith 

Cedine Bible Mission, John Stringer 

Gospel Missionary Union, John M. 

Intervarsity Christian FeDowship. 
Randy Pope 

Campus Crusade for Christ. Jim 



Since the original conception of the 
Rudd Memorial Chapel in 1970, student 
enrollment grew by 48% from 1970 to 
1972; and in spite of not posting an 
increase this fall, the college has a long- 
range planning goal of 800 full-time 
students. With its present facilities, the 
college choir had to turn away thirty-five 
qualified students this year. On renova- 
tion of the administrative office wing of 
the main building, the art department 
must be relocated. Looking to the future 
with ultimate economy in mind (to do 
away with the necessity of a separate fine 
arts building), the feasibility of expanding 
the proposed chapel to accommodate the 
fine arts division was considered. After 
conferring with the architects in light of 
present circumstances and future goals, 
revised plans were drawn. 

Included in these revised plans are the 
following additional facilities: 1 1 practice 
rooms for voice, piano, and organ, 6 
classrooms, 7 faculty offices, 1 secretarial 
office, 2 art studios, and additional audi- 
torium seating for 131 persons, bringing 
the total main auditorium capacity to 


Costs have risen here as they have 
everywhere else. The original estimate in 
1971 for the smaller building, excluding 
furnishings, landscaping, and parking, was 
$377,000. By September of 1973, infla- 
tion increased this original estimate to 
S575,000. Adding this to the cost of 
9,120 sq. ft. of instructional space for 
fine arts, the architect now estimates 
5725,000 for the basic building of nearly 
40,000 sq. ft. An additional 5150,000 
will be necessary to provide interior 
equipment and furnishings such as organ, 
piano, auditorium seats and curtains, and 
exterior landscaping and parking faci- 

By Larry Levenger 
Assistant to the Vice President 


Encouragement was the key in 1973,, 
fully realizing our Lord's presence in this, 
program. Beginning as an alumni project 
late in 1970, the Rudd Chapel Fundi 
commitments reached $13,227.50 by; 
December 31 of that year. December 31 
of 1971 saw an increase to $44,113 and I 
December 31 of 1972, $63,645. As of 
December 1, 1973, through the active 
participation of friends, trustees, faculty 
and staff, administrators, and additionaL 
alumni, we've reached $231,358. Encour- 
agement grows as one dear brother hasi 
offered $50,000 if the college matches it 
by raising $200,000. Praise the Lord for 
such an incentive. Complementing this 
fine effort will be a strong local campaign 
involving key people in Rhea County. ! 
Please pray as these friends and others 
contact individuals and businesses in an 
effort to begin construction as soon as 
. possible. 

Architect Bob Schumacher displays the revised 
plans to the Rudd Chapel building committee. 

(Continued on page 3) 


(Continued from pai^e 2j 


111 response Id lnc|uiiics, llic lisl below 
is intended lo sliow various possihllillcs 
for memorializing iVicnds and loved ones 
tlirougii the Rudd Memorial Chapel. As 
specific items are chosen, they will be 
removed from the list. For example, Mr. 
Smith, wishing to acknowledge his 
personal love and appreciation lor Mr. 
Allen B. Friend, his pastor, donales the 
cost of the prayer chapel, $ 1 1 ,000 (based 
on actual cost per sq. ft., excluding 
furnishings). The chapel would then be 
designated as the Allen B. Friend Chapel 
and removed from the lisl. 


Total Facilities 

Fellowsliip hall 


Prayer chapel 

1 1 .000 

Band room 


Choir room 


Control room 


Secretarial office 


Covered patio 


2 Stage dressing rooms 

4,000 each 

6 Classrooms 

7,000 each 

9 Faculty offices 

7,000 each 

11 Practice rooms 

2,000 each 

2 Art studios 

8,000 each 



$ 9,000 



1 159 Auditorium 


50 each 


A ten-minute color fihn strip with 
pre-recorded cassette tape has been 
developed to aid in the Rudd Chapel 
solicitation. The result of a thoroughly 
researched and well-thought-out script, 
this audio-visual presentation emphasizes 
spiritual life, educational programs, 
physical facilities, campus activities and 
the plans for the new chapel. 

The object of this new production is 
two-fold: first, to put the Rudd Chapel 
project in context by showing Bryan 
College as it is today, and second, to 
capture the attention and active interest 
of the viewers for the Rudd Chapel 
project in particular. 

It is hoped that such a presentation 
will recruit new friends for Bryan who 
share concern for quality Christian educa- 
tion. To reach our goal of approxirnateh' 
one milhon dollars for constructing, fur- 
nishing, and equipping tire Rudd Chapel, 
there is a need to reach a wider spectrum 
of friends, both individuals and busi- 
nesses, as well as foundations. 

You can help us in this effort by 
submitting names to the Development 
Office of people and businesses whom 
you would like to see actively supporting 
Bryan College. 

'I lie eiirollnicnl ol liilllime .■.liideiil:. in 
the fall semester showed a 4.1% decline 
from llie fall semester a year ago, down 
lo 442 from a peak or4fil. 'Hie drop was 
entirely in lirsl-llme college sludeiils, a 
characlcrislic which has now appeared in 
American colleges with sufficient fre- 
quency to constitute a national trend in 
which the surging enrollment of the 
l'.)60's is seen as peaking and stabilizing 

Holy Land Tour Expanded 

Biyan's 1974 llolv Land lour sched- 
uled for February 27 lo March 14 has 
been expanded over the 197.'? lour lo 
include visits to Cairo, Egypt; Beirut, 
Lebanon; Damascus, Syria; and Amman 
and Petra in Jordan. Rather than 
emphasizing legendary sites of doubtful 
identification, the week spent in Israel 
will concentrate in both the history, 
geography, and archaeology of biblical 
Palestine and the development of modern 
Israel. Activities will include visits to 
Masada; Qumran, where the Dead Sea 
Scrolls were discovered; and Mea 
Shearim, the orthodox sector of 
Jerusalem; tour of a kibbutz with lunch; a 
boat crossing of the Sea of Galilee; and a 
synagogue tour. 

President Theodore Mercer will be 
tour host and lecturer, and Dr. John 
Bartlett, vice president, is tour director. 
Transportation for tour members may be 
arranged either from New York, Chat- 
tanooga, or any hometown. 

A descriptive folder is available on 
request. Reservation should be made at 
least six weeks before departure date. 

European Tours 

The European Higltlights Tour is 
scheduled for June 12-26 under the direc- 
tion of Dr. John Bartlett. as Bryan's 
fourth European study tour, including 
Scotland, England, France, Italy. Switzer- 
land, Austria, and Germany. 

The Christian Heritage Tour under the 
direction of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Zopfi 
departs June 24 and returns July 15. 
Places of interest associated with church 
history and inodern missions will be 
visited in England. Holland. Belgium. 
France, Italy. Switzerland. Leichtenstein. 
Austria, East Gemi.anN'. and West 

Details on these tours are available 
through the indiWdual tour director at 
Bryan College. 

prior to a picclitlciJ U((jp in Uic \')'''M'\. 
The lolal on<ampur» enrollmcnl llii'i faU, 
including parl-iimc rcgislrani*, wa^ 487 
compared lo ,S()2 a year ago. Hartici^ration 
In the o(f-<;ampus Communily Action 
Program in Challancxjga. which ac- 
counted for 32 additional part-time 
students a year ago, was not repeated Ihii 
year. The on-campu* fulllimc equivalent 
this year is 450 compared lo 471 la*l year 
al this lime. The senior claw thi.% year 
numbers 100, approximately the same a» 
last year. 

The fall semcsier's enrollment repre- 
sents 33 states, the Canal Zone, and 13 
foreign countries. Of the 23 students 
from foreign countries, four are inter- 
national students representing Vietnam, 
Kenya, and Peru, and 19 are students 
with U.S.A. citizenship representing 10 
countries, where their parents, many of 
them missionaries, continue lo live and 
work. These countries are Brazil, 
Colombia. Dominican Republic. Ecuador, 
Ethiopia. India. Indonesia. Rhodesia, 
Spain and Zaire. The foreign student 
enrollment represents all continents ex- 
cept Australia. 

Among the states, Tennessee with 104 
fuUtime students is in first place. 
followed by Florida with 38. an order 
which has existed now for several years. 
Georgia (37) is a close third to Florida, 
with Ohio (28). Virginia (27), North 
Carolina (24) and Michigan (22) next in 
order. Six additional stales in the 10-20 
student enrolbiient range are .Maryland 
(14), Pennsylvania (13). Illinois and 
Wisconsin (1 1). and New Jersey and West 
Virginia (10). Four slates from the far 
west are repre.sented— .Arizona (6). 
California (5). Oreeon (2). and Montana 


The religious denominations repre- 
sented by the fall semester enrollment 
number 34, with sLx Baptist denomina- 
tions accounting for 27^ of the student 
bod\ and those from unaffiliated in- 
dependent Baptist churches representing 
an additional 16^c. Independent churches 
of various titles (Bible. non- 
denominational, I.F.C.A., and those in- 
dependent churches retaining denomina- 
tional names, including independent 
Baptist) accoimt for an overall 40^r of the 
reUgious affiUations of Br\an students. 
Other major groups are Presbyterians, 
Methodists. Christian and MissionarT.- 
AUiance. Grace Brethren, and PhTnouth 

Lions Raise Scoring 
For Best Soccer Season 

With a season record of 6-9-2, the 
Lions ranked first in the Tennessee 
Intercollegiate Soccer Association, broke 
several school records, came out fourth in 
conference tournament and played at the 
N.A.I.A. against Asbury College. The 
Lions proved themselves as a team with 
outstanding victories over University of 
the South and King College, both 
conference games, and over North 
Georgia and Tusculum. 

The team members elected for the 
all-toumament and all-conference teams 
were Dave Beaty, sophomore; Reg Cook, 
senior and team captain; and John 
Shalanko, freshman. Chuck Grant and 
Roddy Miller, both sophomores, were 
elected to the second team. 

The most goals in one season by an 
individual player were scored by Reg 
Cook with a total of fifteen goals with six 
assists. The most goals scored by the team 
for the season was also broken with the 
total of 45. With four goals David Beaty 
broke the old record of the most goals 
scored in one game by an individual 

In October the team travelled to 
Winter Park, Florida, to play Rollins 
College rated fifth in the South. The 
T.I.S.A. tournament games were played 
at Darwin Field in Chattanooga against 
Tennessee Temple and University of the 
South. In the game against Temple, two 
five-minute overtimes faOed to break the 
tie. After five players from each team 

Daugherty Efird Fitzgerald Hodges 

Jewett Lovegren Mercer Nofsinger 


The eleven senior students selected as the 
Bryan College representatives to Who's Who 
Among Students in American Colleges and 
Universities includes two who began their 
educational career in the Bryan kindergarten 
and are now seniors-Betty Hodges and John 
Mercer. The honorees (pictured in same order 
above) and their qualifications are as follows: 

Kathy Ballard-St. Petersburg, Fla. A 
psychology major, vice-president of FISH, 
Student Union treasurer 1973-74, and sports 
information director for soccer. 

Reginald Cook— Williamson, N. Y. and 
Pompano Beach, Fla. A psychology major, 
varsity basketball player and captain of the 
soccer team; his wife, Melanie, also a senior. 

Richard Daugherty— Dayton, Tenn. An 
English major, last year's winner of the P.A. 
Boyd Award, and summer Spanish-English 
instructor of children of Mexican migrant 

Rick Efird— KannapoUs, N.C. A biology 
major, winner of the Rudd Testimony and 
Influence Award and the P.A. Boyd Award, 
past vice-president of student body, and former 

were picked to shoot five penalty shots, 
the score still remained tied. On second 
try, Bryan shot 3 out of 5 and Temple 
broke the tie by making 4 out of the 5 
penalty shots, making the final score 3-2. 
The following day Bryan played Uni- 
versity of the South. After 90 minutes of 
equally matched play the Lions lost 3-2. 
This gave them the 4th place berth in the 
T.I.S.A. Conference. 

Pictured above is the soccer team with their coach and three female sports information directors as 
follows: front row, left to right — I. Lacey, W. Cropp, D. Mains, K. Dykes, J. Dickinson, G. Porcella, 
C. Carroll, J. Shalanko; second row— A. Hayes, D. Ingraham, G. McLawhon, N. Magnussen, D. 
Beaty, R. Miller, T. Faugl, M. Shaver, C. Grant, P. Githuka; back row-K. Ballard, C. Cline, R. 
Ballard, K. Baker, D. Dark, R. Efird, M. Robeson, R. Cook, S. Strauss, P. Shaver, Coach Reeser, C. 
Peacock, N. Nofsinger. 

member of madrigals, choir, and Musical 

Jim Fitzgerald— Richmond, Va. A 
psychology major, winner of the P.A. Boyd 
Award and the 4-Way Rotary Club scholarship 
in his junior year and twice president of 
Missions in Action. 

Betty Hodges— Dayton, Tenn. A math major, 
consistent honor student, and member of both 
the Student Senate and the Academic Council. 

Carolyn Jewett— Hendersonville, N.C. An 
elementary education major, winner of P.A. 
Boyd Award in 1971, choir member of the year 
in 1973, and four-year member of the 
symphonic band. 

Terry Lovegren— Park Forest South, 111. A 
business administration major, a member of the 
Student Union, and coordinator of Christian 
Service Association. 

John Mercer— Dayton, Tenn. An English 
major, consistently on the dean's list and 
honors lists, 1973 summer missionary in 
Sweden, and current president of the Student 

Nancy Nofsinger— Washington, m. An ele- 
mentary education major, secretary of the 
Student Senate, summer missionary in St. 
Lucia, W.I., and Homecoming Queen in 1973. 

Susan Nolan— Lexington, Ohio. Applied 
music major; member of choir, madrigals, and 
Musical Messengers; and consistent honor 




Centre College 


*Milligan College 


Lincoln Memorial University 


*Toccoa Falls Institute 


•Trevecca Nazarene College 


Covenant College 


"Maryville College 


•Johnson Bible College 


Lee College 



*King College 


♦Centre College 


•Union University 


Trevecca Nazarene College 


University of the South 


Gardner-Webb College 


•Tennessee Temple 



SCAC Championship 



•Home Games 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

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Witnesses Reach Out 
I To Community, World 


"Ye shall he witnesses uiilo me 
hoth in Jerusalem ..." 

In response to this parting admonition 
from the Lord Jesus, Bryan students and 
faculty find various avenues of com- 
munity outreach through organized and 
individual witnessing, teaching, singing, 
and preaching. 

The Christian Service Association pro- 
vides the organizational channel for the 
practical Christian woriv of the students 
under the supervision of Dr. Brian 
Richardson, chairman of the Christian 
Education department, and Terry 
Lovegren, a first-semester graduate with 
the class of 1974, as coordinator and 
sponsor. In its January report, the C.S.A. 
indicated that one of its most far-reaching 
channels for sharing the message of God's 
love is through students who conduct 
weekly Bible clubs for over 1,300 chil- 
dren in the Dayton area, including the 
childrens' program conducted in a hous- 
ing development in Dayton. Many parents 
from this development were also con- 
tacted when they accepted an invitation 
to attend a Christmas program. 

This year C.S.A. is sponsoring six 
gospel teams who present testimonies, 
songs, and a message in area churches on 
weekends. Team ministry is being 
planned for three groups during the 
spring vacation period in Chicago, 111., 
Clarksville and Livingston, Tenn. Other 
services of C.S.A. include a ministry in 
the local jail in Dayton and in the Rliea 
County Nursing Home, and a Bible study 
on the campus of a nearby college. Bibles 
are being placed in the local motels with 
an invitation to patrons to accept a Bible 
as a gift along with a free correspondence 
course, and a supply of Bibles and tracts 
are provided to students and faculty for 
general distribution. 

C.S.A. student leaders this year in- 
clude: Steve Strauss, president; Bob 
Tatum, vice president for gospel teams; 
Steve Smith, vice president for com- 
munity service. 



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Rev. Robert C. Hil 


Missions in Action at Bryan is the 
student organization which fosters the 
missionary aspect of Christian service 
both at home and abroad by securing 
missionary speakers at chapel and for the 
annual conference and by providing 
channels for student missionary activity. 

The January Christian Life Conference 
gave excellent exposure of several mission 
fields through the representatives of six- 
teen mission boards and the attractive 
displays which they set up in the student 
center for easy access to visitors during 
the three-day conference. In addition to 
(Continued on page 3) 

Rev. Robert C. Hill of Stone 
Mountain, Ga. editor of Christian Review 
Magazine, will preach the baccalaureate 
sermon on Sunday afternoon. May 5, as a 
part of the forty-first annual commence- 
ment of the college. 

Mr. Hill, whose daughter Sherry is a 
member of the graduating class and 
whose son Terry is an alumnus, is a 
brother of Bryan's registrar, L. Donald 
Hill. Mr. Hill holds a business diploma 
from Rutgers University, the bachelor of 
arts in theology from Free Will Baptist 
Bible College in Nashville, and he has 
done graduate work in journalism at 
Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Previous to his organizing Crossroads 
Publications in 1973, of which he is 
president, Mr. Hill was a pastor for 
seventeen years in churches in Missouri, 
Tennessee, and Virginia; he served as 
assistant editor iox Moody Monthly: and 
he was sice president and managing editor 
of Christian Life Publications. Besides the 
publishing of Christian Review Magazine. 
Crossroads Publications includes book 
publishing and Christian bookstores. 

Graduation for tlie appro.\imateIy 100 
candidates for degrees wiU follow on 
Monday, May 6, at 10:00 ajn. with four 
student speakers from the graduates to be 
featured as last year. These speakers wiU 
be chosen this spring by written competi- 

'Continued on page 2) 

Ten candidates for the Summer Missions 
Program pose before the new missionary 
map In the Student Center. 

JULY 20-26 


Rev. William Banks, Pastor 

Dr. Charles Taber, Linguist 

Dr. and Mrs. John Bartlett 

Miss Virginia Segulne 


The Rudd Memorial Chapel project 
gathered new momentum recently when a 
campaign was launched for the local area 
of Rhea County by a committee of 
businessmen in Dayton and Spring City, 
who set a goal of $100,000 for their 
participation. The new building will offer 
to the community the prospect of enjoy- 
ing its use througli the concerts, lectures, 
dramatic productions, and Bible con- 
ferences that are open to the public. 

Pictured below are the Rhea County 
campaign leaders. Chairman is William 
Hilleary, Jr., vice president and general 
manager of Southern Silk Mills in Spring 
City and a trustee of the college; vice 
chairman in the commercial area is Ben 
Purser, president of the Dayton Bank and 
Trust Co., and a trustee of the college; 
vice chairman for community relations, 
Mrs. Jewell Corvin, a local civic leader; 
vice chairman for industry, John 
Cammenga, vice president and general 
manager of the new Lazy Boy Corpora- 
tion in Dayton; and vice president for the 
professional division is Arnold Fitzgerald, 

The commitments of the Alumni 
Association members who initiated the 
project are now at $88,000. Members of 
the Board of Trustees have pledged over 
$50,000, and the faculty and staff 
pledges total over $27,000. Additional 
gifts and pledges of parents of students 
and other friends bring the total, commit- 
ments to $285,000 toward the estimated 
total cost of $800,000. 

An extended five-year plan to provide 
for the financing of the additional funds 
for the Rudd Chapel has been established 
for 1974-78 to enlist 500 donors, each of 
whom will contribute $200 annually for 
an individual total gift of $1,000. Since 
this plan was introduced in January to a 
few alumni groups and to the faculty and 
staff, over $45,000 has been committed 
to the fund to represent the first 45 of 
the 500 contributors sought. 

The urgency to secure these commit- 
ments even before actual construction 
begins is to provide the financial backing 
which the trustees feel is necessary when 
they authorize the architects to proceed 

with construction plans. Both trustees 
and administrators recognize the impor- 
tance of making the building available as 
soon as possible and also avoiding further 
inflationary losses. 

Those who contribute to the Rudd 
Chapel fund may also wish to establish a 
memorial— $500 for one person or $ 1 ,000 
for a couple or two individuals. The 
names of thoSe memorialized in this 
manner will be included on a bronze 
plaque to be erected in the lobby at the 
main entrance. Gifts not designated as 
memorials will be commemorated in a 
similar manner on a plaque listing the 
living donors. 

Memorials have already been desig- 
nated by contributions amounting to 
$22,000. Among these is the memorial to 
Walter Cornatzer, an alumnus who was 
killed in a truck accident while he was in 
U.S. military service in Turkey. Contribu- 
tions by his mother and two sisters have 
provided for this memorial to be included 
in the Rudd Chapel where other young 
people will be benefited by Christian 
training similar to that which helped 
Walter to be prepared to meet the Lord 
early in his hfe. 

At the erection of the Rudd Chapel 
spire at Homecoming in 1972, the 
banquet speaker, Everett Kier x'50, sug- 
gested the possibility of holding a ground- 
breaking ceremony for the new chapel at 
Homecoming 1973. That time passed 
without the prospect of beginning con- 
struction, but Homecoming in October 
1974 could be a possibility— let's pray 
and work to that end! 

A-V Presentation 

The new audio-visual presentation of 
Bryan College produced by Film-Sound 
Production of Collegedale, Tenn., has 
proved to be a useful tool to display life 
at Bryan and to present the need for the 
Rudd Memorial Chapel. Either in its form 
as a briefcase-size table model showing a 
5x7 colored picture with recorded narra- 
tion or in the auditorium-size projection 
with sound track, the ten-minute "show 




Cammenga Fitzgerald 

and tell" has been receiving wide use and 

During February Dr. John Bartlett, 
vice president and academic dean, made 
numerous contacts with the A-V presen- 
tation in Florida, including alumni fellow- 
ship meetings in St. Petersburg, Miami, 
and Jacksonville on three successive days, 
February 21, 22, and 23. 

Larry Levenger, assistant to Dr. 
Bartlett in the area of development, is 
concentrating on contacts in the local 
community during February and March. 
He has given the presentation to two 
alumni chapters, faculty and staff, busi- 
ness and professional women's club, busi- , 
ness men's dinner and various personal 
contacts in the community. He antici- 
pates more extensive travel in later spring I 
months and during the summer and wel- 
comes invitations to share developments 
at Bryan College either in personal inter- 
views or in public assemblies, including 
civic clubs as well as churches and youth 



The annual Christmas offering for 
student aid known as Gifts for the King 
came to nearly $52,000, which is $8,000 
more than last year. This money goes to 
underwrite student aid, primarily grants, 
paid from college funds. 


Second semester enrollment was a 
pleasant surprise package, with the full- 
time enrollment of 428, only one student 
under a year ago, and with the fuUtime 
equivalent for the two semesters of 
1973-74 only seven under that for the 
1972-73 academic year. This is the more 
remarkable in view of the 4% decline in 
enrollment first semester and the fact 
that some twenty 1974 graduates com- 
pleted their degree requirements in 

Total headcount enrollment for the 
year is 535 for the two semesters. 


(Continued from page 1) 
tion. Last year's student speakers were 
received with such enthusiasm that it was 
decided the experience should be re- 

As has been customary for many 
years, senior parents who are in fuUtime 
vocational Christian service will be invited 
to participate in both baccalaureate and 

Some twenty seniors completed degree 
requirements at the end of the first 
semester in December but wUl receive i 
degrees at the May coirunencement. 



Three recent acknowledgemeiils oC ihc 
acconiplislimenls of Bryan alumni arc 
reprcscnlalivc of Ihc conlribiilions which 
Bryan graduates nial<c in llicir professions 
and coinmunilies. 

INARI), wilt) had his 
first two years of 
college at_ Bryan 
with the class of 
, , 1941, is president- 

^^^^_^J^ ^ ^Ic'^'- of 'lie l.ouis- 
^^Bj^^^^^^l ville Bar Association, 
^^^■^^^^B an organization 

T^^*^,^^^ more than 1,500 
Durward Maynard j^^y^,.^ ,„^^, j^,^^^,^ 

He is currently serving as chairman-elecl 
of the Kentucky Bar Association and will 
be chairman of the House of Delegates in 
1975, the year he will be installed as 
president of the Louisville Bar Associa- 
tion. From the Appalachian State Univer- 
sity in Boone, N.C., he earned the bache- 
lor of science degree and from the Univer- 
sity of Louisville the bachelor of laws in 
1951 and the juris doctor degree in law in 
1969. Dr. and Mrs. Maynard have three 
children, the oldest of whom, David, is a 
sophomore at Bryan this year. 

Bryan graduate with 
the class of 1964, 
was named Young 
Educator for 
Bradley County for 
1973. He is the as- 
sistant to the vice 
principal at Cleve- 
land High School in 
Leslie Cox Tenn. Previously he 

taught history for five years at McMinn 
High School, his alma mater, and for two 
years was coordinator of federal programs 
for Cleveland State College. He is a 
member of several educators' associations 
and is a teacher at the First Baptist 

FROEMKE, a gradu- 
ate of 1968, received 
the award as Out- 
standing Young 
Educator of the 
Year at the Dayton 
.laycees Award Ban- 
quet in January. He 
is 7th and 8th grade 
social studies and 
at the Dayton City 
School. In addition to his quality work as 
teacher. Ken was cited for civic work as 
assistant coach at Dayton City School for 
four years in extra-curricular basketball 
and football and for a successful summer 
recreation program at the city park which 
grew into summer classes in basketball 
and tennis. 

Kenneth Froemke 

literature teacher 

Choir officers pictured above in the back 
row are vice president Chuck Davis, presi- 
dent Mark Trail, and in front, accom- 
panist Carris Barker, co-secretary Jenny 
Gather, treasurer Ellen Smith, and secre- 
tary Sue Nolan. 


(Continued from page ] ) 
daily missionary challenges, supported by 
a well-coordinated musical program in six 
public services, there were opportunities 
to attend seminars on nine different 
topics ranging from the practical concern 
on "How to fit everything I have always 
wanted to do into my schedule and still 
find time to study, " to "I don't want to 
eat monkey meat, and besides the people 
live in unsanitary conditions." 

Four songs were composed for the 
occasion by William Boyd, assistant pro- 
fessor of music, including the theme, 
"Song of His Coming," which was intro- 
duced witli symphonic band accompani- 
ment under Mr. Boyd's direction. 

The immediate missionary expression 
of MIA is the involvement of individual 
students in the FISH program of serving 
as big brothers and big sisters for neg- 
lected or handicapped children in the 
area. Nineteen students maintained the 
brother and sister relationships during the 
first semester and a similar number were 
added for the second semester. The little 
brothers or sisters are contacted in some 
way each week for a ride, a party, a meal 
at Bryan, a Christian movie, or Saturday 
morning recreation in die coUege gym. 

The Summer Missions Program, which 
sponsors students on summer projects to 
aid missionaries, has found growing re- 
sponse widi ten students now approved 
for the 1974 summer vacation period. 
Some individuals have already chosen 
their anticipated places of semce in 
Korea, Sweden, France and intercity New 
York; others are depending on counsel, 
specitlc openings, and avaUable support 
to guide tlieir decisions. 

The work of MIA has been strength- 
ened during the past two years under the 
aggressive leadership of its president Jim 



ITic plan.s for ihc Bryan Concert Choir 
to tour in California were set aside in 
deference lo the energy crisi* and a 
shorter trip was arranged in ihe northca»i 
with appoinlmcnis for March MO during 
Ihe spring vacation. Concerts were given 
in churches in Ijoudon and Bristol, Tcn- 
ncs.sec; Durham^ North Carolina; I>exing- 
lon, Lynchburg, Achilles and Richmond, 
Virginia; Ellicott City and Derwofjd, 
Maryland; Wilmington, Delaware; and 
Danbury, Connecticut. 


It is also anticipated that only one 
team of Musical Messengers will be repre- 
senting the college this summer. 

Tliis student team will include a 
quartet selected from members of the 
college choir and madrigals plus an 
accompanist and the staff director. TTieir 
repertoire of sacred music and devotional 
message is appropriate for a variety of 
situations ranging from the more solemn 
Sunday morning worship to the entertain- 
ing songs suited to youth groups. In all 
their musical expressions, Bryan musical 
groups have sought to honor Christ and 
have found a hearty response from both 
pastors and congregations. 

The team is offered to churches, con- 
ferences, camps or other Christian 
organizations on a freewUI offering and 
overnight entertainment basis. Inquiries 
for the services of a Brj'an team between 
May 13 and .August 15 should be ad- 
dressed to: Musical Messengers, Bryan 
College, Dayton. TN 3^32 ! . 

A limited number of copies of the 
book, Acting Like Christians, by Miss 
Ruth Huston, Bryan trustee of Winter 
Park, Florida, are still available. Copies 
of this 177-page paperback book may 
be ordered from Bryan College at 
S2.00 per copy plus 35< for postage 
and handling. 

Fitzgerald, a psychology major, who is a 
member of the class of 1974. Other 
officers of ML\ are Lynn WTieeler, vice 
president of FISH: John Lacey. \ice 
president of SMP: Brian Schrauger, 
treasurer: Pam Dekker. secretar\", and 
Mary Jo Hemme, pubUcit>' chairman. 

Concerning his part in the work of 
MIA, Jim sa} s, "It has been exciting to 
see students get involved in expressing 
what the>' have e.xperienced in Christ 
Jesus by sharing with others through 
practical demonstration of love. The up- 
ward relationship to God then becomes 
an outsvard manifestation— theor\" put 
into practice now." 

European Tour Confirmed 

Plans for the fourth Bryan College 
European summer study tour are con- 
firmed for June 17 to July 8 by tour 
director, Dr. John B. Bartlett, vice presi- 
dent. The 22-day first class tour will visit 
England, France, Belgium, Holland, 
Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. 
New places of interest to be visited this 
summer are Belgium and Vienna, Austria. 
Credit for Fine Arts 391 will be available 
to students. 

Several people who have gone with Dr. 
Bartlett on previous tours are making 
plans to travel with him again this sum- 
mer. His large file of acknowledgements 
from satisfied tour members indicates 
that the European visits have been a 
highlight of their lives. 

Complete tour information including 
prices is avaOable upon request. 

The Holy Land Tour scheduled for 
early March was dropped for this year on 
account of political conditions in the 
Middle East and the European Christian 
Heritage Tour scheduled for the summer 
has also been cancelled. Both of these 
tours will be offered again when travel 
conditions are more favorable. 

Kindergarten Education Certified 

Bryan received official approval in 
November, 1973 for its teacher prepara- 
tion program in kindergarten education as 
a broadening of its certification in ele- 
mentary education. Students may obtain 
a teaching endorsement in kindergarten 
while pursuing a degree in elementary 
education by taking an additional 
methods course in early childhood educa- 
tion and completing the student teaching 
experience on the kindergarten level. 

The college has also submitted an 
application for approval of teaching 
endorsement in special education. The 
program is currently being reviewed by 
the Department of Education in Ten- 
nessee with action on the program ex- 
pected by the next quarterly meeting of 
the State Board of Education. 

New courses being added in the 
division of education and psychology to 
meet the requirements for this new major 
include teaching methods for special 
education, speech correction methods, 
and mental retardation. 

Brent Ferguson, one of Bryan's alumni 
student recruiters at the right, hosts a 
group of high school visitors. 

Admissions Office invites 
Student Prospects To Visit 

Do you know a high school senior who 
is a prospect for a Christian college 
training? Or, perhaps you have in mind a 
Bible college student who will soon grad- 
uate or a state university student who 
needs spiritual encouragement and would 
benefit by a Christian liberal arts college 
opportunity. The Admissions Office 
would welcome your suggestions to add 
to its prospects for the fall of 1974, who 
are being contacted with letters, phone 
calls, and personal interviews by college 
representatives and alumni. Names for 
future years are also welcomed, since it is 


Woody Duncan, 6'1" senior from 
Oliver Springs, Tenn., became the all-time 
leading basketball scorer of the Bryan 
Lions in a game with South Christian 
Athletic Conference foe Trevecca 
Nazarene College. The Lions won the 
game 90-7 1 , finishing the conference 
schedule with a 4-2 record and second 
place. Woody scored the 2,078th point in 
the first half to top the previous record 
held by Tim Margene, a graduate of 1970. 

Duncan led the SCAC in scoring with 
an average of 22.2 points a contest. Dan 
Begley, a sophomore of Hazard, Ky., 
followed with an average of 16.8 and 
11.0 rebounds per game, and Dave 
Eldridge, the senior point man from Red 
Bank, Tenn., averaged a close 13.7. 

not too early to encourage juniors or even 
sophomores in high school to think about 
their college plans. 

Even more effective would be a visit to 
the college for young people who are 
exploring the possibilities for the future. 
Visitors are welcome any time, but it is 
requested by the Admissions Office that 
prior arrangements be made to stay in the 
dorms, to take guided tours on the 
campus, or to attend classes and chapel or 
other functions of the college. Address 
your inquiry about a campus visit to the 
Admissions Office and information will 
be sent promptly. 

In order to encourage visits at a time i 
when some activity would help to give an j 
overview of life at Bryan, the following 
list of events is provided: ' 

March 17 Bryan Concert Choir 

22 Hobo Day -Old comedy movies 
26 Day of Prayer 
29 "So Long, Joey"-movie 
April 4 Rhea County concert- 
Chattanooga Symphony 
with Lynn Hairell, cellist 

5 Bowling 

6 Bike-a-thon 

9 Symphonic Band concert 
13 Sadie Hawkins Day-Gymnastic 
18, 19, 20 Three act play (Drama Club) 

20 Sidewalk Day (sales, music groups 
in downtown Dayton) 

26 Athletic Department banquet 

27 Pop concert 

May 4 Tedd Smith concert 

5 Baccalaureate 

6 41st annual Commencement 

Baseball Schedule 

March 23 

* Trevecca 


* University of Tennessee in 


April 2 

* Tusculum 


* Covenant 


University of Tennessee in 



Lincoln Memorial University 






* Temple 


* Cleveland State 




* Lincoln Memorial University 

May 4 



John G. Reeser 

Brian Richardson 

* Home Games 

"Clirist Above All" 

TheoUoic C. Merc 
Rebecca M. Peck 

Wanda '■ - 

d Printed i 

linings Br)..- - 

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Volume XL 

April-May-June 1974 

Number 4 


Dr. James Baldwin, assistant prolcssor 
of biology, presented a paper on his 
doetoral thesis titled: "The Fine Struc- 
ture of the Amphid of lleterodera 
Glycines Males," at a meeting of the 
International Society of Nemolologists at 
the University of Minnesota. He has been 
awarded a National Science Foiindalion 
grant to do summer research at North 
Carolina State University on the ultra- 
structure of plant parasitic nematode 
reproductive systems. 

Dr. Richard Barnhart, associate pro- 
fessor of mathematics, presented a paper 
at the American Mathematical Society 
regional meeting in Atlanta titled: "Auto- 
morphisms of Handlebodies." He also 
attended a short course in Atlanta on 
"Mathematical Modeling and Computing 
in the Mathematical, Physical, and 
Engineering Sciences" and presented a 
paper during one of the sessions. 

Dr. John Bartlett, vice-president and 
academic dean, along with four other 
deans of the Academic Commission of 
CASC conducted a four-day workshop in 
Chicago for 27 neophyte college deans. 
The commission has been asked to be 
responsible for the entire 1974 summer 
program for tlie 140 CASC colleges. 

Mrs. Ruth Bartlett, assistant professor 
of music, was asked to serve as judge for 
the Tennessee Grace Moore Music 
Scholarship in Chattanooga. 

Dr. and Mrs. Bartlett recently pre- 
sented a sacred concert in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Augusta, Ga., 
where the Rev. John Oliver is pastor and 
Barry Whitney, Biyan College trustee, is a 
member of the board. 

Fred Bedford, assistant professor of 
French and Spanish, and Mrs. Mayme 
Sheddan, dean of counseling services, 
were united in marriage on March 2. The 
new Mrs. Bedford will be on a sabbatical 
leave next year to pursue her doctoral 
program in educational psychology and 

Dr. Tom Biller, assistant professor of 

psychology, was chosen for membership 

(Continued on page 3) 

Wfr: -fl" 

Pictured left to right are: Ferguson, Loshbough, 
Tatum, Davis, and Camp. 

Gospel Messengers 
Plan 12-week Tour 

Bryan will be represented in the field 
this summer by a Gospel team with a 
program of personal testimonies, a devo- 
tional message, and music. The all-male 
team this year includes three members of 
previous summer teams-Brent Ferguson. 
of Trenton, Ga.. an alumnus from the 
class of 1973; Dan Camp, Hi.xson, Tenn., 
and Chuck Davis, Spring City, Tenn., 
rising seniors— plus two who are new 
travelers-Bob Tatum, Atlanta. Ga.. also a 
rising senior, and Charlie Loshbough. 
Calvin, N.D. 

The Gospel Messengers will be directed 
by Brent Ferguson with Bob Tatum as 
the official speaker, Charlie Loshbough as 
piano accompanist, and Dan Camp, 
guitarist. With Charlie at the piano, the 
other four fellows combine for quartet 
numbers or trios and duets. 

The summer itinerary beginning May 
15 in the Atlanta, Georgia, area includes 
such appointments as Augusta, Ga.. on 
May 19; Charlotte and Salisbur}'. N. C, 
on May 26; Lexington. N. C. June 2; 
Elkton, Va., June" 10-15; Egg Harbor 
City, N. J., and Philadelpliia. Pa.. June 
23; Elizabeth and New Salem. Pa.. June 
30; Wellsville, Ohio. July 3; Warren and 
Port Huron, Mich., July 7; Augusta, 
Mich., July 10; Chicago area, July 13-21; 
Lexington, Ky.,. July 24; Bp,'an Bible 
Conference. July 25-26. 

Inquiries for the Gospel Messengers 
within this scope of places and dates may 
be addressed to the Public Relations 
Office. Br\'an College. Davton. TN 

NEARS $400,000 

"Commit thy way unto the Lord, and 
He shall direct thy path." .Surely the 
evidence of this promise can be vccn in 
the progress being made toward the ful- 
fillment of the Rudd Memonal Chapel 
program. The most recent blessing com- 
ing in the form of a check for S25,000 
from the Benwood Foundation of Chat- 
tanooga has brought our cash to 
S225.000 in a total commitment of 
S370,000 toward our S800.000 goal. 

Col. and Mrs. J. Henderson Brock of 
Bradenton, Fla.. were honored at Com- 
mencement as Rudd Chapel Benefactors. 
Their contributions have included a 
SSO.OOO challenge grant which has 
brought in an additional S 140,000 since 
mid-November when the commitment 
was made. The Brocks, who are native 
Kentuckians. have lived in Florida for 
many years and retired recently from the 
citrus business. They were introduced to 
Br>an by the .Allen Jewell family, now of 
Hendersonville, N. C. who came to know 
the Brocks when Mr. Jewell was minister 
of music at Calvary Baptist Church in 
Bradenton. Fla. 

As one of the Lord's stewards who 
would like to share in this exciting 
project for the Rudd Memorial Chapel at 
a lime when construction seems 
imminent, you are urged to make a 
commitment now. Your gift or pledge, 
which could be spread over the next five 
years, could help boost the total commit- 
ments to a level enabling the trustees to 
determine the beginning of construction 
at an early date. 

It is the support and prayers of God's 
people thai will make available to the 
students of Br\'an the greatly needed 
worship center, auditorium, and class- 
rooms for art. speech and music. God is 
richly blessing Bryan as a training center 
for young people. Here is your opportu- 
nity to get involved in a major step of 
moving forward to God's glory' and for 
the use of students and faculty. 

CLASS OF 1974-Name, Hometown, Major 

1. Aclnniski, l,ind;i, Sprinnrickl. \\\., Ilixlory 

2. Alt, Kim, Johiislown, l';i., /iihic 

3. Anderson, I'liilip, Colnnibus Jiinulion, la., 

4. Archer, llelen, Dayton, Tenn., Psychology 

5. Austin, Carol, Tcrre Maute, Ind., Lie- 
men lary l-.'diiralioii 

6. Austin, Rohert, I'airficld, Pa., Business 

7. Ballard, Kathy. St. Petersburg, Fla., Psy- 

8. Barton, Dow, Miami, Fla., Music Education 
y. Bander, Andrew, I't. Lauderdale, Fla., 

Chrisliait I'ducalioii 

10. Beard, Mary, Dominican Republic, Ele- 
nicnlarv liJuealion 

11. Birkett', Kriek. Oxon Hill. Ud.. Psychology 

12. Boyd. Bonnie, Columbia, S. C. Psychology 

13. Bright, .lacqueline, Memphis, Tenn., 

14. Bugg, Nancy, Mania, G-i., Mathematics 

15. Burroughs. Rick, Huntsville, Ma., Business 

16. Byers, Christine. Claremont, Cal.. Ele- 
mentary Education 

17. Cather, .lenny, Dayton, Tenn.. Christian 

18. Cook. Melanie, Chattanooga, Tenn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

19. Cook. Reginald, Williamson, N. Y., Psy- 

20. Cox, Ellen, Athens, Tenn.. Elementary 

21.Cropp, Wayne, Orlando, Fla., Business 
A dministration 

22. Crosthwait, Delana, Kingston. Tenn.. Music 

23. Daugherty, Richard, Dayton. Tenn.. English 

24. Davis, Alice, Indialantic, Fla.. Psychology 

25. Duncan. Woody, Oliver Springs, Tenn., 

26. Efird, Robert, Kannapolis, N. C, Biology 

27. Eisenback, .lonathan, Camden, S. C, 

28. Eldridge, David, Soddy, Tenn., Natural 

29. Ely, Fred, Jimina, Ethiopia, Business 

30. Eure, Betty Lou, Newport News, Va., Ele- 
mentary Education 

31. Ferguson. Ruth, Augusta, Mont., Business 

32. Fitzgerald, James, Richmond, Va.. Psy- 

33. Ford, Frances, Beckley, W. Va., Elementary 

34. Giesel, David, Orlando. Fla., Chemistry 

35. Goehring, Ronald, Malcom, Iowa, Ele- 
mentary Education 

36. Griffith, Stephen, Tullahoma, Tenn.. Bible 

37. Hammett, Jeanne. Pell City, Ala.. Ele- 
mentary Educaticm 

38. Hill, Sherry, Stone Mountain, Ga., Psy- 

39. Hitchens, Tiudi, Bradenton, Fla., Psy- 

40. Hodges. Betty, Dayton, Tenn., Mathematics 

41. Hodkinson, Carol, Quaker City. Ohio. Ele- 
mentary Education 

42. Hulsey, Haiold, Doraville, Ga., Christian 

43. Hunnicutt. Charles. East Flat Rock, N. C. 
Christian Education 

44. Jewell. Gregory, Indialantic, Fla., Christian 

45. Jewett. Carolyn, Hendeisonville, N. C, Ele- 
mentary Education 

46. Jiles. Martha, Dayton, Tenn.. Elementary 

47. Johnson, Sondra, Burlington, N. C, Enghsh 

48. Johnson, Su.san, St. Louis, }:lo.. Elementary 

49. Kaiser, Linda, Bemidji, Minn., Music Educa- 

50. Lawson, Peggy, Kuckersvillc, Va., Ele- 
mentary Education 

51. Levcngood, Thoma.s, Pine Forge, Pa., Ele- 
mentary Education 

52. I.indquist, Judy, Zaire, Africa, Elementary 

53. Linebaugh. Glenn, Young.stown, Ohio, Ele- 
mentary Education 

54. Lloyd, Nan, Trenton, Mich., //(We 

55. Lovcgren, Terry, Park Forest South, III., 
Business Administration 

56. Mains, Doug, Rives Junction, Mich., Busi- 
ness A dministration 

57. Marshall, John, Savannah, Ga., Christian 

58. McManus. Thomas, Indiana, Pa., History 

59. Mercer, John, Dayton, Tenn., Englisli 

60. Miles, Bruce, Grand Rapids, Mich., Psy- 

61.Minturn, Faith, Williamsburg, Ky., Psy- 

62. Newton, Jack, Knoxville, Tenn., Business 

63. Nofsinget, Nancy, Washington, III., Ele- 
mentary Education 

64. Nolan, Susan, Lexington, Ohio, Applied 

65. O'Connell, Beverly, Cincinnati, Ohio, Busi- 
ness A dministration 

66. Pence, Anice, Cleveland. N. C, Elementary 

67. Peterson, David. Flint, \i\ci\.. Psychology 

68. Pierce, Mary, Emmalena, Ky., Psychology 

69. Puzey, Lyle, Indianola, 111.. Business 

70. Ramsey. Rebecca, Kingsport, Tenn.. 

71. Rash. Janice, Olin. N. C, Elementary 

72. Glenda, Parrotsville, Tenn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

73. Roddy, Debbie, Dayton, Tenn., History 

74. Russell, Thomas, Fairfield, Ohio, Ele- 
mentary Education 

75. Seera, David, Dayton, Tenn., Chemistry 

76. Shaver, Mark, Zancsville, Ohio, Elementary 

11. Shein, Maicia, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.. Psy- 

78. Simpson, Dale, Jacksonville, Fla.. Psy- 

79. Simpson, Susan, Tampa, Fla., Psychology 
*80. Sinclair. Eva, Dayton, Tenn.. Elementary 


81. Smith, Cathy, Spring City, Tenn., History 

82. Smith, Milo, Soddy, Tenn., Psychology 

S3. Smith. Roy, Augusta, Ga., Business 

84. Spencer, Bonita, Asheville, N. C, Ele- 
mentary Education 

85. Steele. James, Dayton. Tenn., Bible 

86. Steele, Peggy. New London, Wis., Oiristian 

87. Stockstill, Jennifer. Houston. Texas. Ele- 
mentary Education 

88. Swaffo'rd. Barbara. Soddy. Tenn., Ele- 
mentary Education 

*89. Tallent. Bobby. Dayton, Tenn., f/eme/irari- 

90. Taylor, Ronald. SaUsbury Center, N. Y.. 
Business .A dm inistration 

91. Thompson, Linda. South Belmar, N. J., 
Elementary Education 

92. Thornton. Jim. Elkhart. Ind.. Mathematics 

93. Trinh. Peter, Saigon. Witnsm.Mathetrwtics 

94. Waddell, Susan, Lewisburg. W. Va., Englisli 

95. Wolfe, Dale. Sheldon. Iowa, /"xvc/io/o^y 

96. Wright. Daniel, Pennsboro, W. Va., Psy- 

97. Wright. David, Maicellus, Mich., Elementary 

98. Wright, Vicki, Dayton, Tenn., Elementary- 

*Not pictured 


(ConlinucJ from pafic 1 ) 

in the American Psychological Attocia- 
tion and the Tennessee Psychological 


William Boyd, assistant profciwjr of 
music, has been granted a leave of 
absence lo work on his doctoral program 
in music composition at Louisiana State 

Dr. Richard Comclhjs. professor of 
English and chairman of the division of 
literature and modern languages. Glen 
Liebig, assistant professor of Spanish; and 
Fred Bedford attended a two-day con- 
ference in Atlanta for the .South Atlantic 
Modern Language Association. 

I3r. Emigdio Egipto, visiting lecturer in 
education, was interviewed at the Pacific 
Garden Mission in Chicago for his life's 
story which will be dramatized on "Un- 
shackled," a world-wide broadcast for the 
week of Sunday, May 12 through .May 

Dr. Willard Henning, professor of 
biology, and Mrs. Betty Giesemann. 
instructor in chemistr>' and physics, 
attended the collegiate division of the 
Tennessee Academy of Science, eastern 
regional division, held at Roane State 
Community College in Harriman. Tenn., 
when several papers were presented by 
Bryan students, including Jim Fitzgerald's 
first-place ps\'chology paper. 

L. Donald Hill, registrar, attended a 
week-long meeting of the .American 
Association of Collegiate Registrars and 
Admissions Officers in Atlanta in April. 

Dr. Irving Jensen, professor of Bible. 
has written a ten-part series of articles on 
"Tlie Life of Christ." which is currently 
appearing in Moody Monthly. He traveled 
to Dallas. Texas, recently for the filming 
of a "Day of Discover>" program 
emphasizing personal Bible study in a 
series beginning June 30. Dr. Jensen's 
appearance is scheduled for .August 11. 
His Bible study series published by 
Moody Press was featured in a recent 
issue of the Christian Booksellers Associa- 
tion magazine. 

President Theodore C. Mercer is giving 
a Bible stud\' series each Saturday at 6:45 
p.m. over Radio Station WAIBW in Chat- 
tanooga. In March. Dr. Mercer was re- 
elected to a three-year term on the board 
of directors of the Dayton Chamber of 
Commerce. Recently he was appointed to 
the .Appalachian Resional .Anhritis 
Foundation Center Board sersing a 
tliirteen-count\- area, and as president of 
the Rliea Count>- Historical Societ>-. he is 
3 leader in the project of adaptive restora- 
tion of Rhea Count\'s famous court- 

Miss Rachel Ross, assistant professor 

of speech, sened as judge for a speech 

(Continued on page 4j 

students Honored at Honors Day and Graduation 



Three members of the forty-first 
graduating class who were selected to give 
speeches at the commencement program 
on the basis of written competition open 
to all seniors were Jonathan Eisenback, 
Camden, S. C, biology; Stephen Griffith, 
TuUahoma, Tenn., Bible; and Dale Wolfe, 
Sheldon, Iowa, psychology. 

Recognition and prizes awarded to 
seniors at commencement included the 

P. A. Boyd Prizes to a senior man and a 
senior woman for the "higtiest degree of 
influence over their fellow students"-James 
Fitzgerald, Richmond, Va., and Susan Nolan, 
Lexington, Ohio. 

McKinney Senior Essay Award on "How 
Bryan has changed me and how 1 would change 
Bryan"-Dale Wolfe. 

Faculty Prizes: faithfulness and loyalty- 
Richard Daugherty, Dayton, Tenn.; most prog- 
ress during years at Bryan, Stephen Griffith. 

Mathematics award for highest achievement 
in senior math-Betty Hodges, Dayton, Tenn. 

Undergraduate Record Examinations, a 

national examination produced by Educational 
Testing Service, Princeton, N. J., which com- 
pares students at Bryan with a national sample 
of undergraduate students on these liberal arts 
tests-two seniors ranking at or above the 90th 
percentile in the social science area; seven in the 
humanities; five In natviral science (John 
Mercer, Dayton, Tenn., winner with 97 in all 
three areas, and Rebecca Ramsey, Kingsport. 
Tenn., a joint winner in the humanities area): 
also four ranking at or above the 90th per- 
centile in the tests in their major fields-two in 
English, one in business, and one in psychology 
(winner: Dale Simpson, Jacksonville, Fla., with 
99 in psychology). 

Awards made at the Honors Day program in 
April mainly to underclas.smen since most 
senior awards were held until commencement 
include the following: 

P. A. Boyd Prizes, similar to senior awards: 
junior-Beverly Shondelmyer, Avonmore, Pa.; 


JULY 10-16, 1974 


Pastor, Union Baptist 
Church, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
radio Bible teacher, part- 
time member of evening 
school faculty of Manna 
Bible Institute and of day 
^k school of Philadelphia 
" College of Bible. Author of 
numerous Gospel tracts, "Soul Food," 
"Search for a Black Savior," and others, and 
author of several articles and books, includ- 
ing, "The Black Church in the U.S.," and 
"The Day Satan Met Jesus," both by Moody 


Saturday, July 20 

3:00 p.m. -Registration 
6:00 p.m. -Picnic Supper 
7:45 p.m. -Film 

Sunday, July 21 

3:00 p.m. -Music Concert 

Monday -Friday, July 22-26 

9:45 a.m.-First Session 
1 1 : 00 a.m. -Second Session 
Afternoon Recreation 
7:30 p.m. -Evening Session 


Miss Marlene Beck '56, Korea 

Miss Sandra Cue '55, Brazil 

Miss Evelyn Robinson "62, Liberia 

Miss Marge Scholz '68, Ethiopia 

Mrs. Bessie Degerman Simonson '53, Japan 


Visiting professor of 
world missions and anthro- 
pology at Milligan College in 
Tennessee. Former transla- 
tions consultant of the 
United Bible Societies with 
service in West Africa in 
addition to service in Central 
African Republic with the Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society of the Grace Brethren 
Church. Past editor of Practical Anthro- 
pology. Speaker at the Milligan College 
convocation on April 7, 1974, concluding 
the three-day Church Growth Symposium. 


Dr. John ^mileU, Music Director 

Mrs. Ruth Bartlett 

Miss Virginia Seguine, Children 's choir 


Per Week 

Adults (double room) 


Adults (2 or more in family) 

$40 each 

Children (3 through 11) 

$$25 each 

Children ( 2 and under) 

no charge 

Per Day 



Room S4.25 


Breakfast .95 


Lunch 1.50 


Dinner 1.90 


All prices subject to 4'/2% Tennessee State 
Sales Tax 

•Separate classes for children and youth, both morning and evening. 
•Air-conditioned dormitories, meeting halls, and dining room. 
• Home-cooked food, served cafeteria style. 

For reservation form, write to Public Relations Office 

sophomore-Steve Strauss, Escondido, Calif.; 
freshman-Dale Bodlien, Ellicott City, Md. 

Highest achievement first-year chemistry- 
Glenn Porcella, Miami Springs, Fla.; science and 
Christian citizenship award-Jonathan 
Eisenback, senior. 

Highest achievement in first-year mathe- 
matics- Gwen Watson, Forest, Va. 

i^L ■^ -^ ^ ■^ 

James Fitzgerald of Richmond, Va., a 1974 
graduate who majored in psychology, won first 
place in the behavioral science division of the 
Tennessee Academy of Science at its annual 
meeting in April for his paper based on an 
independent study project dealing with student 
academic achievement at the college level. Two 
Bryan coeds. Colleen McCarty, Daisy, Tenn.. ' 
and Rebecca Ely, Jimma, Ethiopia, received 
high commendation for their joint paper on a 
natural science research project aided by a third | 
student, Tim Faugl, Aiken, S. C. I 


(Continued from page 3) 

contest at the Alliance Christian Schools 3 
in Birmingham, Ala. 

Jerry Sawyer, assistant professor of 
English, passed his Ph.D. preliminary 
written and oral examinations at the 
Washington State University. 

Dr. Robert Spoede, assistant professor 
of history and social sciences, and William 
Ketchersid, assistant professor of history, 
attended the three-day Southern His- 
torical Association meeting in Atlanta. 

Dr. Glen Turner, Wychffe missionary 
and visiting professor in modern 
languages, was honored by an invitation 
from the United States Agency for Inter- 
national Development to represent them 
at the First National Bilingual Education 
Seminar held in Quito, Ecuador. The 
five-day seminar was produced by the 
Ministry of Ecuador and represented the 
first global effort to prepare concrete, 
specialized programs for Ecuador's one 
and a half million monolingual and semi- 
monolingual population. Dr. Turner also 
made a final recheck of the Jivaro New 
Testament translation before sending it to 
the publishers. 

Five Bryan faculty members were 
named to the list of Outstanding Educa- 
tors of America for 1974 as foUows: 
Wayne Dixon, athletic director and 
assistant professor in health and physical 
education; Mary N. Holt, assistant pro- 
fessor of music; Dr. Robert P. Jenkins, 
professor of business and economics; 
Rachel Ross, assistant professor of 
speech; Dr. Brian C. Richardson, associate 
professor of Christian Education. 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 

Volume XL I 


by Charles Robinson 
assistant dircc/or of public rclallons 
The addilion lliis ye;ir lo Hie Bry;iM 
faculty of two new members holding Ihc 
Ph.D. degree brings the tola! of teachers 
with the doctorate to fomteen out of a 
total of full-time faculty of twenty-seven. 
Both new doctors are in the division of 
natural science. Two other faculty mem- 
bers joined the music and business depart- 

Dr. Merlin D. Grieser 
has been named assist- 
ant professor of chem- 
istry. For the past year 
he has been engaged in 
post-doctoral research 
at the University of 
Iowa. He holds the B.A. 
in mathematics from 
Goshen College and the Ph.D. in analyt- 
ical chemistry from the University of 
Iowa. Dr. and Mrs. Grieser are the parents 
of a two-year-old daughter. 

Dr. Ralph B. Paisley 
has been appointed 
associate professor of 
biology. He earned the 
B.S. in secondary edu- 
cation at West Chester 
State College in Penn- 
sylvania and the M.Ed, 
with a major in biology 
from the same institution. His Ph.D. in 
plant science was conferred by the Uni- 
versity of Delaware. He and Mrs. Paisley 
are the parents of a three-year-old son 
and a two-year-old daughter. Dr. Paisley 
replaces Phil Ashworth, '66, who was on 
special appointment and is now teaching 
at Rhea County Higli School. 

Miss Nancy Anna 
Burkhalter, assistant 
professor of music, re- 
places William R. Boyd, 
who is on sabbatical 
leave to pursue his doc- 
toral studies at Louisi- 
ana State University. 
Miss Burklialter has a 
bachelor of arts degree in music educa- 

(Continued on page 2) 

July-August-September 1974' 

Number 1 


bv l.arrv I'ucketi '73, admissions counselor 

Larry Puckett, left, and Miss Zelpha Russell, 
right, are viewed in the renovated admissions 
office from the hall where a large glass window 
gives immediate access to visitors. 

The Lord led me to Bryan five years 
ago. During my four years as a student 
God's challenge to me was a total learning 
experience-His Word illuminating all aca- 
demic areas in a college setting which also 
stimulated spiritual and social develop- 
ment. My experience as a student fully 
convinces me that Bryan College is an 
exceptional institution. I am pleased to 
have the opportunity to continue my 
involvement in such a ministry for the 
Lord as a part of the admissions staff. 

More individuals than ever in Bryan's 
44-year histoiy are being convinced of 
the value of Christian education and 
Bryan's ministry in that area. The growth 
trend in Bryan's enrollment is a strong 
contrast to the national enrollment de- 
cline among colleges. Records show that 
from 1963' to 1969 Biyan's full-time 
enrollment rose 33 per cent. In 1970, the 
year following accreditation, there was a 
significant llVi per cent increase; in 1971 
another 10 per cent rise and in 1972 
another 13 per cent, for a total full-time 
enrollment increase of 40 per cent since 
accreditation. Only in 1973 was there a 
sliglit decUne of 2 per cent, and it was 
this turn of events that caused the careful 
scrutiny of the overall admissions outlook 
for Bryan lest this setback become a 
trend itself. 

It is apparent from preregistration 
statistics tliat Brvan's 1974 fall enroU- 

mcnl will exceed the previous year by al 
least 10 per cent, reestablishing ihc fa- 
vored path of increase. With a total of 
over 4.50 resident students, all dormitory 
accommodations are filled and additional 
housing has been secured in the commu- 
nity. The nearly one hundred day 
students including married students who 
have moved into the community as well 
as local residents who commute to the 
campus round out a total student body 
near the 550 mark. 

Of the nearly 300 new students on 
Bryan campus this fall, there are approxi- 
mately one hundred transfers bringing 
credits from 20 different Christian col- 
leges. 14 Bible institutes, 14 Junior and 
community colleges, and 28 state or 
private secular colleges. 

In state representation Tennessee con- 
tinues to provide about 25 per cent of the 
student body followed by Florida in 
second place with 10 per cent. In close 
succession with 5 or 6 per cent each are 
Michigan, Virginia, Georgia, and North 
Carolina. One significant increase among 
new students has been from the slate of 
Michigan. New states added to last year's 
list include Colorado. Kansas. Maine, Mas- 
sachusetts, New Hampshire, and Ver- 
mont, for a total of 39 states represented. 
Fifteen foreign countries are claimed as 
home by 30 students this year— 10 being 
nationals and the remaining being sons or 
daugliters of missionaries who make their 
home in the countries where they serve. 

Some of the factors contributing to 
(Continued on page 4) 


Registration in progress at press time 
indicated a record fall enrollment of 
some 550, for an apparent 20'r increase 
over a year ago. All college housing, 
including the overflow areas, are 
crowded to capacity. 


by John B. Bartlett, vice president and director of development 

The continued response to the devel- 
opment program which is focusing on the 
Rudd Memorial Chapel has brought the 
current total of pledges to approximately 
$430,000 with 5240,000 already contrib- 
uted in cash. One of the most interesting 
aspects of this summer's activity concern- 
ing the Rudd Memorial was attendance 
by Larry Levenger at the Rudd family 
reunion in Denver, Colorado. As a college 
representative Larry was able to share the 
story of Bryan and more particularly that 
of the Rudd Memorial with about eighty 
of the Rudd clan who met for this 
occasion. Mrs. Judson Rudd had planned 
to attend with Larry but was prevented 
because of poor health. 

A project to establish a Rudd family 
memorial for Dr. Judson A. Rudd within 
the Rudd Memorial Chapel has been 
promoted by a committee composed of 
two of Dr. Rudd's Kansas cousins, Gerald 
V. Rudd and Ruhe Rudd Pringle, and Dr. 
and Mrs. Rudd's daughter, Mary Frances 
Rudd, of Tullahoma, Tennessee. To date 
approximately 55,000 has been contrib- 
uted by 23 members of the family. 

The prayers of all alumni and friends 

are urgently requested as tlnal decisions 
are being made by several foundations 
regarding Rudd Memorial allocations. 
Larry Levenger is planning as his major 
emphasis to further the campaign this fall 
by an extensive phonothon. Telephone 
calls will be made by staff members and 
alumni to graduates, former students, and 
other friends who have not yet made a 
commitment to the chapel project. 

Two further development projects be- 
ing considered but still only in the unoffi- 
cial talking and sharing stages are an 
Olympic swimming pool and a retirement 
center. The swimming pool would greatly 
strengthen the athletic and recreational 
program for our growing student body 
and also enable a fuller use of the campus 
for camps and conferences all summer 
long. The retirement center idea grows 
out of the experience of Mr. and Mrs. 
Mercer Clementson's having built a retire- 
ment home on the edge of the campus in 
1972 under a lifetime tenure contract. As 
a response to this first retirement dwell- 
ing, several others have expressed interest 
in a similar type of retirement housing as 
a part of the college community. 

FACULTY AND STAFF CHANGES (Cont. from page 1) 

tion, a master's degree in music 
education, and a master of music degree, 
all from the University of South Carolina. 
She has undertaken further study at the 
Royal Academy of Music in London, and 
was a flutist with the Columbia (S.C.) 
Philharmonic Orchestra. At Bryan she 
will direct the symphonic band and give 
instrumental instruction. 

Martin D. Collins, '73, will be a part- 
time instructor in business. He has a 
master of education degree from Middle 
Tennessee State University and is pursu- 
ing advanced study in accounting. 

Dr. James G. Baldwin, who served last 
year as assistant professor of biology, 
accepted an appointment to do post- 
doctoral research in nematology at North 
Carolina State University. 


Under the rotating system for division- 
al chairman. Dr. Irving Jensen has be- 
come chairman of the Division of Biblical 
Studies and Philosophy, replacing Dr. 
John Anderson. SimUarly Dr. Richard 
Bamhart replaces Dr. Willard Henning as 
chairman of the Division of Natural Sci- 

Lloyd "Jake" Matthes returned from 
sabbatical leave to his faculty position as 
assistant professor of mathematics. For 
the past year he has been teaching calcu- 

lus under an assistantship at the Universi- 
ty of Tennessee, Knoxville, while working 
on his doctoral program there. A teacher 
at Bryan since 1967, Mr. Matthes is also 
cross country coach. He is a Bryan 
alumnus of the class of 1959 and holds 
the M.Ed, from Illinois State College. 

Glenn Liebig, assistant professor of 
Spanish since 1964, and assistant academ- 
ic dean since 1973, assumes also the 
responsibility of registrar this year. He 
relieves L. Donald Hill, who continues as 
chairman of the Division of Education 
and Psychology, head of the Department 
of Education, and assistant professor of 

Miss Kim Alt, '74, of Johnstown, 
Pennsylvania is the new assistant registrar, 
replacing Mrs. William Boyd; and Mrs. 
Linda Summers of Dayton has become 
secretary to the registrar, replacing Mrs. 
Delores Wilson. 

Mrs. Shirley Holmes has been appoint- 
ed manager of a new Support Services 
System to provide secretarial support for 
administrative offices. Mrs. Holmes, who 
was a Bryan secretary from 1955 to 
1959, during the student years of her 
husband, Raymond Holmes, '59, returned 
to Bryan in September 1973 as a secre- 
tary in the public relations department. 
She and Raymond live in Spring City, 
where he is an elementary teacher. 

R. Carlos Carter became business man- 

ager as of July 1 , succeeding Russell V. 
Stansbury, who has retired after 14 years 
in that position. Mr. Stansbury, however, 
is director of special projects and has 
been directing the summer renovation of 
the administrative offices. Mr. Carter, 
who came to Bryan last year as instructor 
in business and mathematics as a 
sabbatical-year replacement, will continue 
as part-time instructor in business. 

Mrs. Barbara McDowell is the new loan 
clerk, replacing Mrs. Peggy Steele in the 
business office. Mrs. Wilma Harrow has 
become accounts payable clerk, as a 
returning employee who served for the 
1968-69 school year. 

Mrs. Mildred Arnold has returned to 
the business office as cashier, replacing 
Mrs. Deanna Baldwin. 

Two other graduates of the class of 
1974 are returning to staff appointments. 
Terry Lovegren will be director of Practi- 
cal Christian Involvement, and Miss Anice 
Pence replaces Mrs. Sherry Jordan as head 
resident of Huston Hall and secretary to 
the dean of students. Replacing Jim 
Fitzgerald as head resident of Cedar Hill 
is Lynn Wheeler from Athens, Pennsylva- 
nia, a senior majoring in Christian 

Miss Melodie Linebaugh, R.N., Spring 
Creek, Pennsylvania, is the new college 
nurse replacing Shirley Ellison, '74. Miss 
Linebaugh has a B.S. in nursing from 
Cornell University Hospital School of 


Robert D. Andrews, '67, dean of men 
and instructor part-time in the Division of 
Biblical Studies, completed a graduate 
study program which he began in 1972. 
On August 23, he received from Tennes- 
see Technological University the degree 
of master of arts in college student 
personnel services. Completion of the 
program required one hundred hours of 
internship at Bryan, working in the vari- 
ous offices of the college. Mr. Andrews 
holds the B.A. from Bryan in 1967 and 
the M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Di- 
vinity School. He has been on the Bryan 
faculty since 1971. 

Miss Karin de Rosset, '64, dean of 
women, is engaged in the same graduate 
program as Mr. Andrews and will contin- 
ue taking evening courses as her time 

Miss Miriam Sailers, a 1971 graduate 
of Bryan, received the M.S. in educational 
psychology and guidance from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is 
now employed full-time in the counseling 
services office, assuming some of the 
duties of Mrs. Mayme Sheddan Bedford, 
dean of counseling services, who will be 
on partial sabbatical leave this year to 
work on her doctoral program at the 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 


by Rebecca I'eck 
executive alumni secretary 

A bi;md new look in ;ill Ihc ;iclniinis- 
li;ilive oiHccs on llic noilh end of llie 
main floor of the adminislialion building 
greeted new and returning students at the 
opening of the fall term in August. Tiic 
lidlc-uscd front door on the north end of 
Ihc building has become a popular en- 
trance with its hall serving between Ihc 
admissions office on the south and the 
personnel dean's office and Ihc nurse's 
station on the north. 

From crowded quarters of about three 
hundred square feel of floor space each, 
the admission and personnel offices were 
the tnst to move into new areas with 
nearly three times the amount of space. 
Private offices have been provided for Ihc 
dean of students, Kermit Zopfi; the dean 
of women. Miss Karin deRossel; the dean 
of men, Robert Andrews; director of 
admissions. Miss Zelpha Russell; and ad- 
missions counsellor, Walter Seera. 

The space left by these two offices has 
been used to double the office area for 
both the records' office and the student 
aid and counseling office to improve 
services to the students as well as accom- 
modate the need of the office staff and 
equipment. New staff members in this 
area are announced elsewhere. 

The executive suite next to the north 
stairway provides private offices for Presi- 
dent Mercer and Vice President Bartlett 
with Mrs. Elizabeth Wynsema serving as 
receptionist and secretary. The space for- 
merly used by the president serves as a 
conference room adjoining his new loca- 

To complete the renovation and ex- 
pansion, the public relations office has 
been moved to the northeast corner with 
the administrative services of printing and 
mailing being maintained in the same 
room which joins the public relations 
department and the new aclministrative 
support system, which provides a center 
for secretaries serving the public relations, 
admissions, and academic departments. 
The addition of IBM typewriters with 
memory features that can repeat letters 
or other special information automatical- 
ly facilitates the handling of 
correspondence, preparing college publi- 
cations and programs, and promoting the 
school among student prospects. 

The glow of liglit from new recessed 
fluorescent fixtures, the comfort of cen- 
tral air conditioning, the dignity of 
paneled walls, and the lush softness of 
carpeted floors make the renewed offices 
a delight for staff members who have long 
used rooms with concrete floors, block 

Dr. Torry 

Mr-.. Arthur 


Two major events which provide the 
spiritual undergirding for Ihc new aca- 
demic year al Bryan are Ihc faculty 
rclreal which was held August l<)and 20 
and the spiritual life meetings for stu- 
dents and faculty held on August 28, 29, 
and .^0. 

Dr. Jack D. Terry, Jr., of Fort Worlh. 
Texas, addressed ihe faculty and adminis- 

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walls, and lighting dropped from the 
ceilings in various stages of construction. 
Visitors will find a more cheerful wel- 
come to the commodious new quarters 
and even a place to sit comfortably when 
waiting to see someone. 

For both the administrative and facul- 
ty offices a new telephone system 
ordered for November installation prom- 
ises greatly increased efficiency in 
conmiunications both within the college 
and to friends outside. Another area of 
improvement this summer was the new 
lighting installed in the dining hall to 
replace the decorative but dim chande- 

The renovation of the faculty offices 
last summer in the south wing of the 
main floor, plus the new student center 
on the ground floor also completed in the 
spring of 1973, along with this summer's 
administrative office renewal brings the 
main building to a state of finished 
appearance throughout. For alumni who 
like to remember "when I was a student," 
one short section of the hall on the south 
end of the ground floor and a few hidden 
sections in the north end still reveal tile 
blocks and nails protruding from the 
ceiling as the last vestige of the unfinished 
walls in the building which has been used 
for over forty years in various stages of 

Today there is rejoicing in what God 
has wrought step by step througli tliese 
years in bringing to its present attractive 
appearance the building which is similar 
in size to the ark that Noah built and 
which is planned as an ark of spiritual 
safety for young people who tlnd refuge 
from the storms of doubt and despair in 
the world as they launch out to serve 
under God's rainbow of hope and prom- 

(ralof, al Ihcir lwu-<lay rcifcal al Ihc 
Harry Johnwm collage on Walls Bar 
Like. Since 197.1 Dr. Terry ha» been dean 
of ihc .School of KcJigious iuJucalion and 
since 1969 asvicialc profcswir of f-'ounda- 
lir»ns of Hdiicadon al Souihwcvlcrn 
Bapiisi Thco|r)j>ital Seminary, 

l-Dllowing Ihc "ipirilual refreshing Ihc 
faculty convened in a iwo-day wofk%hop 

10 prepare for fail rcgislralion and other 
counseling and academic rc%pon*ibili';' 
in connection with ihe arrival ')f Bryari % 
largest .sludcnl body. 

To speak lo Ihc students al ihcoulvM 
of Ihc fall term. Mrs. Kay Arthur came 
from f'hallanooga. where she i* executive 
director of Reach Oul Ranch. Her frank- 
ness and spiritual discernmcnl have 
established for her an idenlily as a chal- 
lenging Bible teacher among high school 
and college age young people. She is a 
graduate with a degree in theology from 
Tennessee Temple College. Chaltanr)oga. 
and also a graduate nurse from Si. Luke's 
School of Nursing in Cleveland. Ohio. 

Other significant events for the coming 
year include the following excerpts from 
the college calendar: 


7 All-college picnic 

9-10 Natural Science Division lectures 

28 I-rcshman talent night 


14 Board of Trustees meeting 

4-5 Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar 
Lecture Program 

Rev. Ray Ortlund. pastor 

Lake Avenue Congregational Church 

Pasadena, California 
25-27 Alumni Homecoming 

25 Steamboat Ride on Tennessee Rrver 

26 Soccer with Toccoa Falls Institute 
Homecoming Banquet 


6 Day of Prayer 

John L Layman, headmaster 
Ben Lippen Schools 
AsheviJIe, North Carolina 

15 Dr. Lehman Strauss. Bible teacher 
27-30 Thanksemng Recess 

3-4 Rev. Charles Pinkerlon. pastor 

Southside Estates Baptist Church 
Jacksonville. Florida 

7 Christmas Banquet 

8 Choir Concert 

1 1 Candlelight Service 

20 Christmas Vacation begins 


6 Faculty Development Workshop 

6 Vacation ends 

8-10 Christian Life Conference 


25-26 Rev. Paul Van Gorder. Bible teacher 

Radio Bible Oass 

Grand Rapids, .\lichi2an 
28 SCAC Basketball Tournament 

1-10 Spring Vacation 
25 Dav of Praver 

4 Baccalaureate 

5 Commencement 

October 25-27 

Administrators and Faculty 
Attend CASC Conference 

by William L. Ketchersid 
chairman of the faculty 

During the week of August 5-9, Bryan 
College participated in a program of 
faculty development directed by the 
Council for the Advancement of Small 
Colleges (CASC). To participate in this 
program each college was required to file 
with the CASC office in Washington a 
tentative program for faculty develop- 
ment. On the basis of this plan, forty of 
more than one hundred forty colleges 
were selected to send teams to the CASC 
faculty development workshop which was 
held in Oklahoma City on the campus of 
Oklahoma Christian College. Bryan's 
CASC workshop team consisted of 
President T. C. Mercer, Academic Dean 
John B. Bartlett, Registrar Glenn Liebig, 
and Professors Robert Spoede and 
William Ketchersid. 

The team members worked in sessions 
with three or four teams from other 
CASC colleges. For example, Bryan's 
representatives participated in sessions 
with teams from Averett College in 
Danville, Va.; Paul Quinn College in 
Waco, Texas; and Trevecca Nazarene 
College in Nashville, Tenn. Professional 
consultants, all of whom possessed exper- 
tise in various areas of professional educa- 
tion, led the sessions. 

Throughout the week, team members 
drew from the vast experiences of the 
consultants and from the ideas of partici- 
pants from other colleges to help formu- 
late a Bryan College faculty development 
proposal. This proposal will serve as a 
basis for faculty consideration of a long- 
term development program. Some of the 
many possible areas of faculty develop- 
ment included in the proposal are the 
development and implementation of a 
comprehensive program of faculty evalua- 
tion, individualized faculty growth plans, 
the establishment of a faculty resource 
center, inter-college faculty visits, re- 
training of faculty to meet the needs of 
the college, and the adoption of a faculty 
salary scale which would link merit raises 
to faculty productiveness. 

At the August faculty workshop, the 
entire faculty devoted considerable time 
to discussing various facets of a potential 

development program. CASC consultants 
will aid each college in the refinement of 
development programs through a process 
of periodic evaluation of efforts made in 
faculty development. The first evaluation 
will occur in October or November of this 
year, and the last will be conducted in 
1979. Each team member sincerely hopes 
that this CASC project will serve as a 
catalyst for continual improvement of 
Bryan's faculty. 

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Pictured left to right are Kim Alt, Linda 
Summers, and Anice Pence, three new staff 
members who are conferring in the personnel 

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Tennessee Temple Tournament 




Tennessee Wesleyan 







University of South 








Tennessee Temple 


Toccoa Falls 





TISA Tournament 


NAIA and NCCAA District 


NCCAA Nationals 

•Home Games 


John Reeser, Bob Andrews 


(Cont. from page Ij 

the steady growth of Bryan's enrollment 
are merely a continuation of the goals set 
when the institution was founded as 
stated in its early publications, "a univer- 
sity for the higher education of men and 
women under auspices distinctly Chris- 
tian and spiritual, as a testimony to the 
supreme glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, 
and to the Divine inspiration and infalli- 
bility of the Bible ... it is confidently 
expected that the William Jennings Bryan 
University will rank, within the next few 
years, among the leading institutions for 
higher education in the United States." 

Today Bryan is more nearly approach- 
ing those early optimistic goals. It is 
meeting the challenge of academic excel- 
lence and is continually seeking to 
improve the quality of instruction and 
facilities. The entire constituency of the 
college has joined the admissions office in 
its efforts to increase its service to stu- 
dent prospects. Students have provided 
the names of friends and relatives and 
have helped to contact prospects in their 
home areas. Faculty and administrative 
members have written personal letters to 
potential students who inquired concern- 
ing some specific department. Alumni 
have also helped by manning Bryan 
booths at conventions and by contacting 
student prospects in their locale. 

This year's admissions team includes 
Miss Zelpha Russell, director; Walter 
Seera, admissions counselor; Miss Madge 
Hughey, secretary; and my fellow alum- 
nus Brent Ferguson and I as recruiters. 
This team has made several innovations 
designed to communicate Bryan's person- 
al interest in Christian youth who are 
planning for college by providing new 
literature and increasing personal contacts 
with them. Brent and I, who are both 
new in the department, have concentrat- 
ed on reaching student prospects through 
high school guidance counselors. We have 
also made hundreds of phone calls to 
assure prospects of our readiness to help 
them with their college plans and encour- 
age them as they make a definite 
decision. Now we are glad so many young 
people have joined our student body this 
faU, and we are already working with 
students who plan to enter college in 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Publisiied and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn, 




Volume XL I 

October-November-December 1974 

Number 2 


Love in A<li<)n 

By Lynn Wheeler 

senior student from Athens, Pa., 

head resident of Cedar J HI I Dormitory 

I'or the Staley 
Lecture Series 
presented annu- 
ally to the entire 
Bryan commu- 
nity, we were 
privileged (his 
year to have a 
team consisting 
of Pastor 

Mr. Wheeler 

Raymond Ortlund; his wife, Anne; and 
his assistant. Rev. Kent Tucker, of Lake 
Avenue Congregational Church of 
Pasadena, Cal. For the lectures held 
October 15, 16 and 17 during the chapel 
time and two evening sessions, the theme 
was "The Bible and the Christian Life." 
The main objective was ". . . to get stu- 
dents connected with God in a new way." 
(Anne Ortlund). Parts of the Ortlund 
lectures have been given to many differ- 
ent groups around this country and to 
missionary groups overseas. The heart of 
their message has been recorded by Dr. 
Ortlund in his book. Lord, Make My Life 
a Miracle. 

The team, as they referred to them- 
selves, obtained their objective in the lives 
of many in our Bryan family— both stu- 
dents and staff-with the help and nur- 
ture of the Holy Spirit. This was evi- 
denced when several students publicly 
asked forgiveness, e.\horted others with 
their new-found strength, and praised 
God for the wonderful working of the 
Holy Spirit iii drawing them to a vital 
realization of Jesus Christ and His teach- 

Dr. Ortlund spoke Tuesday evening of 
"brokenness," relating it to the story 
found in Mark 14:3-9, about the woman 
who broke the alabaster box of precious 
perfume for Jesus. Not until the box was 
broken did the fragrance of the oil fill the 
surroundings. The analogy was drawn 
that we, as Christians, must be broken of 

Christian Lilr (.onl 


Teammates Kent Tucker and Ray and 
Anne Ortlund shared the ministry of the 
three-day lecture series in the Summers 
Gymnasium which is Bryan's substitute 

ourselves to radiate Christ to all those 
around. A broken vessel remade in the 
image of Christ is beautiful! 

The team also centered on love as 
being the responsibility of all Christians 
to one another, the Body, or the Church. 
The command found in John 13:34-35 is 
". . . that you love one another, even as I 
[Christ] have loved you . . . ." because 
"By this all men [unbelievers] wiU know 
that you are my [Christ's] disciples . . . ." 
NASB. The world has even,' right to 
scrutinize Christ because of our lack of 
love shown to one another as Christians. 
But how much better the picture of Jesus 
becomes to people in the world when 
they can see brother helping brother, 
brothers and sisters showing love! 1 now 
realize that it is not love when I keep it: 
only when I share it, sliow it. and tell it. 
does it become love! 

1 sincerely believe that these practical 
Christian truths from the Word of God 
will continue to enliance our lives and to 
make us more effective in our ministries, 
not only as we live together at Br>'an this 
year but also as we move out to take our 
place of service after we leave Brj-an. 

Dr. Mel Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn., 
and Dr. Mark Corts. Winston-Salem, N.C., 
will be the main speakers on Jan- 
uary 8-10, 1975 for the annual Chrisiian 
Life Conference, which opens the second 
semester. Dr. Johnson is a conference 
speaker known for his radio broadcast, 
"Tips for Teens"; and Dr. Corts is the 
pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a center 
of dynamic Christian ministry in central 
North Carolina. For his first visit to 
Bryan. Dr. Johnson comes highly recom- 
mended by students who have profited 
from his conference and radio ministry; 
Dr. Corts has visited Bryan twice pre- 
viously with great spiritual blessing to the 
college community. 

The schedule of the three-day confer- 
ence will provide large group meetings 
with the speakers, small group discussions 
and seminars on topics of special interest 
to college students, and opportunities for 
informal fellowship. 

The principal emphasis of the confer- 
ence wiU be on the teaching of the Bible 
under the theme of the responsibility of a 
Christian; to oneself, to the body of 
believers, and to others. The January' 
conferences are on an alternating cycle- 
one year the major thrust is that of 
missions and the next year the personal 
Christian Ufe. 


Fulltime students 


Part-time academic students 


Total regular students 


Adult education enrollment 


Total headcount registration 


States represented 


Foreign countries represented 


(represented by 9 intematiorxal 


dents and 30 U.S.A. citizens «+iose j 

families live overseas) 

First states in fulltime enrollment: 











North Carolina 



The beginning of 
a new school year 
is always an ex- 
citing time, but I 
believe that this 
year's beginning, 
the nineteenth 
for Mrs. Mercer 
and me, has been 
the most exciting 
in our e.xperience. The normal excitement 
of welcoming returning students and the 
greeting of new students and their parents 
was intensified by the increase in enroll- 
ment which was a solid 20%. Nothing 
raises the level of anticipation like an 
overflow crowd! 

The physical challenges of where to 
put the overflow dormitory men, how to 
use administrative offices that were still 
in process of renovation, and how to 
adjust the food service schedules and 
facilities to keep the food-waiting line to 
a minimum— all had their part in height- 
ening the normal excitement of the open- 
ing. In addition to the stimulating round 
of normal activities, including a much- 
better-than-normal year in cross country 
and soccer which you can read about 
elsewhere in this issue, there is, as one 
professor described it, "Not only the 
excitement of activity but also the excite- 
ment of anticipation of what the Lord 
will do this year." 

We have already seen God manifest 
Himself in very special ways in a pre- 
vailing demonstration of unity among the 
body of believers in this place. We always 
acknowledge that all who are truly united 
to Jesus Christ by faith are indeed mem- 
bers of His body and members of one 
another as Paul clearly shows us, but to 
have this glorious fact demonstrated in 
daOy routine is quite another matter. 
Inasmuch as this unity is not a thing 
which can be created by us, it must have 
come from a renewed acknowledgement 
of Christ as Lord and the rule of God in 
individual lives as well as a reaffirmation 
of institutional commitment to the 
founding principles of the college. 

Yet at the human level this unity is all 
the more remarkable because of the 
diversity in the college community. The 
more than 600 of us on this scenic 
campus in East Tennessee come from 
some 40 states and 16 foreign countries. 
All continents except Australia are repre- 
sented. We are white, black, brown, and 
oriental. Those of us who are USA 
citizens come from New England, the 
Atlantic seaboard, the Midwest, the 
South, and the West. We represent a wide 
spectrum of religious orientation— from 
more than 40 denominations or from no 

In their fall meeting on October 14, 
the Board of Trustees authorized the 
development of final plans and specifica- 
tions for the Rudd Memorial Chapel. At 
their January 1975 board meeting, the 
trustees will consider a specific date for 
the beginning of construction in the light 
of the level of fund-raising achievement at 
that time. As of October 15, $448,000 
had been received in cash and pledges 
toward a total estimated cost of 
51,000,000 for the full project. The plans 
are being prepared to allow for the 
possibility of constructing the building in 
stages— that is, fully completing certain 
areas and deferring other areas if the flow 
of cash does not warrant full completion 
at the time. At this point it is estimated 
that a significant portion of the three- 
floor building could be completed and 
put into use from the $650,000 level 

In the light of the overcrowded dormi- 
tory housing situation, the board also 

authorized development of a proposal for 
an additional dormitory. Bryan's record 
fall enrollment of 564 (535 fulltime plus 
29 part-time students in regular academic 
courses) made necessary several special 
arrangements to accommodate 436 
dormitory students. The earliest possible 
date for occupancy of such a building 
would be the fall of 1976. In the mean- 
time a study is being made as to how the 
interim housing requirements can be most 
satisfactorily met in the event next year's 
enrollment continues at the current level 
or better. 

A final budget for 1975-76 of some 
$1,600,000 was approved for the current 
operating year. This includes an overall 
student aid program of $340,000. Action 
was taken to increase the charges to 
students for 1975-76 to approximately 
$2,850, representing a 10% increase over 
the current year. Bryan's rate of increase 
over the past five years has been about 
7% annually. 

Mr. Levenger 


By Lam' Levenger 

assistant to the vice president 

in development. 

As a representa- 
tive of the devel- 
opment depart- 
ment I want to 
relate to all you 
faithful friends 
who have sup- 
ported Bryan 
College so gener- 
ously through the 
years that God has been speaking to my 
heart about communicating in some small 
way the rewards of your contributions to 

Having been with the college only a 
year in my position, I cannot begin to 
comprehend the impact of this Christ- 
denomination (40% of Bryan's enroll- 
ment is from independent churches of 
various kinds and from non- 
denominational fellowships); and each of 
us represents the heritage of his own 
family background and the flavor of 
personality that is truly individual. Yet 
we are one in Christ and members of one 
another. Thus we see two remarkable 
qualities of life on a Christian college 
campus— unity and diversity: and each 
quality has its place as we seek to do 
God's will together. 

centered institution in the lives of indi- 
viduals through the years, but I can in a 
small way express the influence of 
today's students on my own life. 

Oftentimes while walking from office 
to office, I overhear comments by stu- 
dents on their way to and from class. 
Recently I heard one student expressing 
to another his difficulty in a particular 
class. Then the other replied, "Let's pray 
before class that the Lord will help you." 
That's taking God at His Word, looking to 
Him for wisdom and knowledge. 

Frequently on my way home late in 
the afternoon just before dinner, I see 
students gathered in an open grassy area 
overlooking the river and hills, praising 
God, singing, studying the Bible, and 
praying together. 

Not long ago I saw a big old country 
boy with tears in his eyes confront a 
friend to ask forgiveness for ill feeling he 
had towards him. What an example! How 
often have we gone to God in prayer, 
knowing we had something to straighten 
out with a Christian friend and because of 
pride failed to do so. 

Finally, I think of how many of our 
young men and women are involved in 
organized prayer groups as well as Prac- 
tical Christian Involvement service pro- 

In behalf of these young people I 
thank you for your loyal support and I 
commend these our young people to you 
as worthy of all your bountiful gifts. 
Please pray for them as they challenge 
lives like mine with the love of Jesus 

Baker Barker Bradsliaw Brewer Conrad 

Davis Path Mishow RodtJv Shundwlmvor Smith Smiih Liinm V>r.rl«<.ri 

Who's Who Amoiiji 

I'iftccn Bryan seniors were sclceted from 
the ehiss of" 1975 for listing in Who's Who 
Among Sludcnls in American IJiiivcisilics aiiJ 
Colleges, 1974-75 edilion. Selei-lion lor Uie 
honor is made by llic faculty and adniinislra- 
tion hascd on aeadeniie excellence, character, 
and citizenship. They arc the following: 

Patricia Baker, an I'nglisli major, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. .John 1,. Baker, Orlando, I'la. 
Winner of a 1974 Honors Day Academic 
Award, Patty is secretary of the student union 
and student senate. She has served on numerous 
committees, is treasurer of the drama club, and 
was a cheerleader in her freshman year. 

Carris Barker, an applied music major, 
daughter of Rev. and Mr.s. William I'. Barker. 
Sr., Ashford, W. Va. Carris is accompanist for 
the Choralaires and a member of the band. L.ast 
year she served as accompanist for a Ckispel 
Mes.senger team and was selected choir- 

Stephen Bradshaw, a psychology major, son 
of Mr. and Mr.s. Benjamin G. Bradshaw, Ivy- 
land, Pa. On the dean's list for four years, he 
wrote the prize-winning .set of suggestions on 
how the college can best conserve energy during 
the pre.sent energy crisis. 

William Brewer, a science major, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. C. W. Brewer, Arcadia, La. He is on 
the dean's list and vice-president of the student 
senate. A paper he presented before the Tennes- 
see Academy of Science won high commenda- 

Robert Conrad, a history major, son of Rev. 
and Mrs. Earl Conrad, mission,aries in Poona, 
India. A dean's list student and member of (he 
band. Bob was editor of The 1974 Commoner. 

Charles Davis, a double major in Christian 
education and applied music, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. C. Philip Davis, Spring City, Tenn. He has 
traveled three summers representing Bryan on 
the Gospel Messenger team. He is a member of 
the band, the choir, and the Madrigals and has 
been on the dean's list two semesters. 

Gary Fath, a bu.siness administration major, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Fath, Dalton, Ohio. 
Gary is a dean's list student and member of the 
student senate. His wife. Norma, is the college 

Leslie Mishow, a psychology major, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Mishow, 
Augusta, Ga. On the dean's list and secretary of 
the junior class, Leslie is a member of Practical 
Christian Involvement. 

Jack Roddy, a Christian education major, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Roddy, Dayton. 
Tenn. Business manager of Tlie Conwioner last 
year and a student senate member. Jack is 
student pastor of the Grandview Baptist 

Beverly Shondelmyer, an elementary educa- 
tion major, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Shondelmyer, Avonmore, Pa. On the dean's list 
the past three years, Beverly won the junior P. 
A. Boyd prize for citizenship last year. She 
sings in the choir, is in the student senate, and 
is vice-president of the drama club. She ser\'ed 
as a 1974 summer missionary in Haiti. 

David Smith, a biology major, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. George F. Smith, Hogansville, Ga. He 
is president of the band, a member of the dorm 
council and student union, and winner in his 
freshman year of the term-paper award. 

Ellen Smith, a mathematics major, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Smith. Augusta, Ga. 
She won the term-paper award in her freshman 
year, participates in intramural sports, and has 

T'ibbt VartfJ»v»fl 

Slii(hnls in Aiiicricaii I nivorsilicf, ami (.oihMr(.j, 

been on the dean's list for six scmcslcr.t, 

Robert Tatuni, a Bible m.ijor. son of Mr. 
and Mrs. George A. I alum, Jr., Decalur, (;a. A 
dean's list student. Bob was a member of (he 
1974 Gospel Messenger team. He is chaplain 
and stage manager of the drama club and a 
vice-president of Practical Christian Involve- 

.leffrey Tubbs, a psychology m.ijor, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Tubbs. Milan, Pa. Jeff is 
president of Ihc student senate, was junior class 

president, and vitc-prcMdcnl of hit frettimin 
and uiphomotc tiatwt, Mc ha» »crvc<J i\ man- 
ager of Ihc Iratk, cioiw ounlry. and WKccf 
teams and as coach of (tills' inltamura) baikcl- 

Sue Vandcvcrl, an clcmcnury cducaliMO 
major, daughter of Mi. and Mrs, Claude 
Vandcvcrl. Hcavcrlon. Ore. f onsislenfly on Ihc 
honor's lisi, Sue is a sludcnl scnalc member, 
and was junior class atlcndanl lo Ihc 1973 
homecoming queen. 


And Love rhal Soul I hrouL'ii Mv 

A keen awareness of ilic power of 
God's love shown through students and 
.slaff has been evident in the growing 
desire to share this love with others by 
leacliing out in the coininunily sur- 
rounding Dayton as well as to the utter- 
most parts of the eartli. 


The Christian service program has con- 
tinued througii the years at Bryan with 
varying emphases under several different 
names— George E. Guille Ministerial 
Association (named for Bryan's first 
president). Christian Service Association, 
Foreign Missions Fellowship, and Mis- 
sions in Action. Three years ago FMF 
(Foreign Missions Fellowship) took the 
name MIA (Missions in Action) when it 
expanded to include the local ministries 
known as Fish and Big Brother-Big 
Sister. Last spring MIA and the older CSA 
(Christian Service Association) merged to 
form PCI (Practical Christian Involve- 
ment), which unites all these ministries 
under one organization. Response to in- 
creased opportunities for students to be 
involved in Christian service while they 
are still at Bryan has shown remarkable 
growth to the extent tliat some 350 
students are active this year in one or 
more PCI ministries. 


The biggest segment of service has 
been among children of Rliea County 
through weekly Bible clubs and children's 
Bible classes, a Saturday morning 
AWANA program which includes Bible 
study and recreation, and the Big 
Brother-Big Sister relationship estab- 
lished with individual children. Contacts 
in the weekly classes reach over 2.000 
children with a Bible stor>-. Gospel songs, 
and the offer of a free Bible to any child 
who does not already have one. This 
ministry involves some 150 student 

teachers and participants. 

A new feature of PCI thi.s year is the 
initiation of a l5-minu(c weekly radio 
broadcast from the local Dayton station 
to give campus news and events, testi- 
monies, and musical expression. 

Six Go.spel teams involving 65 students 
go to local churches by invitation to sing 
and to give testimonies and a devotional 
message. From these teams it is planned 
that some 25-35 students will be divided 
into two groups for ministry in Chicago 
during the vacation period, February' 28- 
March 10, 1975. One team will spend the 
week at Pacific Garden Mission and the 
other will work with the Light Bearers 
Association, a national chaplaincy in 
federal and state penal institutions. 

In addition to giving Bibles to chfl- 
dren, PCI also has undertaken to supply 
the local motels with Bibles which are 
offered as gifts to patrons who desire to 
keep them. This service is provided in 
cooperation with the World Home Bible 
League. Other projects of PCI include a 
weekly visitation program by ten students 
who go to the Rhea Countj' Nursing 
Home to share individtially with about 30 
elderly and infirm persons. 

(Contvmed on page 4/ 

Brvaii Collese Travel Tours 

A tour of the Holy Land is planned for 
February 26 through March II. Dr. Mercer, 
president of the college, w ill again serve as tour 
host and lecturer and Dr. BartletU sice presi- 
dent, will serse as tour director. The 14-da> 
tour will visit Egypt. Lebanon, Syria, and the 
many famihar places of Biblical significance in 

Plans are also underway for the fifth sum- 
mer tour of Europe. Projected dates for t'^e 
1975 tour are June 17 through July 8. Ir.;!-:;: 
in the itinerary \sm be Scotland. Engi"-. 
Belgium, Holland. Denmark. .Austria. Switzer- 
land, and France. 

.•\11 accommodations on each tour are first 
class and the price is aU inclusive. For complete 
information on either of these trasel programs 
direct your correspondence to Dr. John Bartlett 
at Brj'an College. 



The Lions are now concluding their 
best season ever in cross country. Along 
with a dual meet record of 12-1, Bryan 
has won the SCAC championship and 
their own invitational, they added a 
second place in the Fisk Invitational and 
a third place in the state cross country 
meet. The SCAC championship was 
especially sweet, because the Lions lost 
the same race to Covenant last year by 
one point. 

Teams that the Lions have beaten 
include Covenant, Tennessee Temple, 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 
Lee, Trevecca, Fisk, Alabama State, 
Alabama A & M, Jackson State, More- 
house, Rust, Savannah State, Stillman, 
and Lemoyne-Owen. Four powerful 
squads, Berry, Tuskegee, Carson- 
Newman, and David Lipscomb, have dealt 
the Bryan harriers their only defeats. 

Tom Potter, junior from Lansing 
Mich., has developed into the best runner 
in Bryan history. He has finished first in 
all but three meets, successfully defended 
his SCAC championship for the second 
consecutive year, and has set six different 
course records. One of these new course 
records (and the most satisfying) was the 
Bryan course record which was broken in 
the Bryan Invitational. Potter was 
clocked in 22:47.8, breaking the old 
record of 22:51.4 set by Dave Wolfe in 

Mike Wood, a new freshman from 
Roanoke, Va., is running second on the 
team and consistently beating all opposi- 
tion. Chris Hatten, Huntington, W. Va.; 
and Mike Hodge, Princeton, 111., both 
returning lettermen, give the team strong 
and experienced middle men. Three new 
runners-Tom Lane, Trenton, Ga.; Wayne 
Scott, Advance, N.C.; and Isaac Munyua, 
Kenya— give the Lions a depth that they 
have never had before in the lower 

Reports were not available for the 
NCCAA meet on November 9th, which 
concluded the harriers' extremely reward- 
ing season under Coach Jake Matthes 
assisted by senior, Jeff Tubbs. 

High scorer David Beaty maneuvers the ball 
into position for a goal. 


Bryan's soccer team became the 
Tennessee Intercollegiate Soccer Asso- 
ciation champions on October 22 when 
they shut out arch rival Tennessee 
Temple 3-0 to earn a record of 5-0 in the 

The Lions' unusually successful 1974 
season, which stands with a record of 
12-0-1, began with the Tennessee Temple 
Tourney in which Bryan burned Temple 
2-0. Other matches in which the Lions 
won were Central Wesleyan 3-0. MaryviUe 
11-0 and 6-1, Tennessee Wesleyan 3-1, 
University of the South 2-0, King 7-1, 
Tusculum 1-0 and 2-1, Athens 6-0, 
Temple 3-0 and Toccoa Falls 3-0. Bryan 
and Covenant held each other to a 0-0 
deadlock. The team is coached (to a new 
conference record of 5-0 in the TISA) by 
Head Coach John Reeser and Assistant 
Coach Bob Andrews, who played on 
Bryan's first soccer team in 1964. 

High scorers for the season are fresh- 
man Luke Germann, of Nashville, Tenn., 
and formeriy of Ben Lippen School and 
Paul Githuka, a sophomore from Limuru, 
Kenya, who each have 12 goals. David 
Beaty from Bulwayo, Rhodesia, has 1 1 
goals this year and is top career scorer for 
Bryan with 20 goals and 7 assists. 

Post-season activity for the Lions will 
include the TISA Tournament at Ten- 
nessee Temple on Nov. 1-2 and the 
district NCCAA tournament on Nov. 9, 

hosted by Bryan. Based on the success 
thus far, the Lions have high hopes of 
being district winners in order to partici- 
pate also in the national tournament of 
NCCAA at Covenant College on Nov. : 


(Continued from page 3) 


Not waiting for graduation to begin 
missionary service, several students have 
taken advantage of summer vacation 
months to get acquainted with the mis- 
sion field. Last summer the Summer 
Missions Program provided over $7,790 
through gifts of students, staff, and other 
friends to enable Judy Steele to go to 
Korea; Connie Cropp, to Spain; Gee Gee 
Goad, to Peru; Lucy Lieb, to Brazil; 
Linda Friend, to Sweden; Beverly 
Shondelmyer, to Haiti; and Steve Strauss, 
to Lausanne, Switzerland. 

This overview of missionary hfe and 
practical help that could be rendered to 
missionaries in their daily routine have 
provided a wholesome atmosphere in 
which candidates for missions can eval- 
uate future service. Plans are being made 
to expand this program for sending more 
students in 1975 to various mission fields. 

Steve Strauss, a junior from 
Escondido, Cal., who is the son of Pastor 
Richard Strauss and grandson of the 
well-known Bible teacher, Lehman 
Strauss, is president of PCI this year. He 
is assisted by five vice presidents who 
head the following departments: summer 
missions program, John Lacey, junior, 
Phoenix, Ariz.; elementary school age 
children. Bob Tatum, senior, Decatur, 
Ga.; gospel teams, Charlie Loshbough, 
sophomore. Port Alberni, B.C., Canada; 
radio, Dan Jelley, sophomore. Lakeland, 
Fla.; and chapel and conferences, Lynn 
Wheeler, senior, Athens, Pa. The entire 
program is directed by Terry Lovegren, a 
1974 graduate who works under Dr. 
Brian Richardson, head of the Christian 
education department and the PCI 

Love in indeed reaching out from 
Bryan through its students and staff to 
touch lives in the local community and 
around the world. 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

Published and Printed Quarterly by 

William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Tenn. 






Volume XL I 

January-February-Mareh 1975 

Numbtr 3 




Founders Week Focuses 
' On William Jennings Bryan 

Founders Week of March 17-22 
focused on tlie life and career of William 
Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) with special 
emphasis on the events of the Scopes 
Trial and the summer of l')25. Three 
visiting scholars gave lectures at three 
convocations during the week, the public 
relations department and the Ironside 
Memorial Library featured an historical 
exhibit, and the week concluded with a 
Founders banquet which included as 
special guests those who in some way 
were associated with the trial of 1925. 

The three lecturers and 

their topics were as follows: 

Dr. Willard Smith, professor 

emeritus of history, Goshen 

(Ind.) College, spoke on 

"William Jennings Bryan at 

Dayton: A View Fifty Years 

Later." Dr. Smith's book. 

The Social and Religious 

Thought of William Jennings Bryan, is 

scheduled for publication this summer. 

Dr. Edwin Hollatz, 

professor of speech and 

communication at Wheaton 

(111.) College, presented 

William Jennings Biyan as 

orator and Chautauqua 

speaker on Mr. Bryan's 

Hollatz birthday anniversary, March 

19. Dr. Hollatz's material included 

original research in the archives of Illinois 

College on Mr. Bryan's student days. 

Dr. Warren Allem, Bryan 

alumnus of Egg Harbor, 

N. J., lectured on the 

Scopes Trial, using the 

research he did in writing 

his thesis for a master's 

'A iHHI degree in history at the 

Allem University of Tennessee 

Knoxville. In his research. Dr. Allem used 

primary written records of the trial as 

well as the now widely acclaimed oral 

history technique. 

The Scopes Trial lasted from July 
10-21, 1925. William Jennings Bryan died 
in Dayton five days later. Remembering 


■A JB 


episode into an event which allraclcd 
international allenlion. This led to the 
Scopes Evolution Trial and in lime to the 
founding of Brvan College. 

The 1975 class of I2S candidates for 
degrees, some of whom will gradua- 
tion requirements in the summer, will 
provide its own speakers from class 
members being chosen through a -.'.Tinen 
competition now in progress. 1 
the ihird year for student ;[;__• 
graduation, a new tradition whic! 
been well received by both the c>..,i.£<. 
community and commencement guests. 
Rev. Milton 
Leininger, pastor 
of Abbott 
Memorial Presby- 
terian Church of 
Baltimore. Md.. 
will preach the 
V y baccalaureate ser- 

^^^^^g ^ "10" o" Sunday 
V|^^^^^ aftemoon. Mav4. 
^^W^ ^^k Mr. and 
^t^KiM^ ^^^H Leininger have 

Leininger twin daughters. 

Jan and Judy, in the graduating class: an 
older daughter, now Mrs. Barry Oilman of 
Richmond. Va.. was a graduate in the 
class of 1969. 

Other seniors' parents in a fulltime 
Christian ministn,' invited to participate 
in baccalaureate or graduation services 
include Howard J. Peterson. Grand 
Rapids. Mich.: Chaplain Roscoe B. Garris, 
Johnson City. Tenn.: Louis Friend. 
Sandusky. N. Y.: William Barker. 
Ashford. W. Va.: Edward Ferguson. 
Bozeman. Mont.: Richard Krueger. 
Ringwood. N. J.: O. W. Harer. Cosby. 
Tenn.: and Georae Smith. Hoeans\iIle. 

Otlier events of the annual commence- 
ment include the spring meeting of the 
board of trustees on May 2-3 and the 
annual reception for seniors and their 
commencement guests hosted by 
President and Mrs. Theodore C. Mercer at 
Rhea House. 

Pictured in today's Robinsons Drug Store 
around the famous table used in 1925 are 
three Scopes Trial participants (left to 
right), O. W McKenzie, H. J. Shelton, and 
Ed Pierce, who are being interviev\/ed by 
Betty Mack, TV reporter of Chattanooga. 

The May 5 graduation completing the 
forty-fifth year of the college falls on the 
exact fiftieth anniversary of a discussion 
around a table in Robinson's drug store 
on Main Street in Dayton in 1925. The 
participants in this discussion, which led 
to the plan for a court case to test the 
recently passed Tennessee anti-evolution 
statute, included young John T. Scopes 
of Kentucky, a mathematics teacher and 
coach, who was teaching a biology course 
that year. He pointed out that teaching 
certain material in the current biology 
text would be in violation of the new law. 
His agreement to violate the statute to 
provide the test case changed a local 

his expressed desire that a Christian 
school be established on one of Dayton's 
scenic hills, a group of local citizens 
representing a national committee char- 
tered the Biyan Memorial University 
Association on October 15, 1925. Five 
years later Brj'an College was chartered 
on July 24, 1930. and tlie first student 
body of thirty-two began the school year 
on September 18, 1930, in the Rhea 
County high school, where John T. 
Scopes had taught. 

Other events of an historical nature 
commemorating fifty years ago will be a 
part of the annual summer Bible 
conference of July 19-25, sponsored by 
the Alumni .-Association. 


As a member of the counsel of prosecution 
in the Scopes evolution case in Dayton, William 
Jennings Bryan had prepared an address in 
defense of Tennessee's law against the teaching 
of evolution in the public schools. This address 
was not delivered during the trial because 
arguments to the jury by counsel on both sides 
were dispensed with by agreement. Journalists 
were so eager to hear Mr. Bryan's undelivered 
closing arguments that he promised to commit 
the speech to writing. Two days after the trial 
he had dictated some 15,000 words and deliv- 
ered the copy to a Chattanooga printer per- 
sonally. Then he went to Winchester, Tenn., to 
speak before returning to Chattanooga, where 
he made pencilled corrections on the prooF 
sheets the following Saturday, the day before 
his death. After spending the night in 
Chattanooga he drove to Dayton Sunday 
morning, July 26, and spoke at the morning 
service of the First Methodist Church. It was 
that afternoon he died in his sleep at the F. R. 
Rogers home which was his temporary resi- 
dence. Selections from the introduction and 
conclusion of this last message are presented 

May It Please the Court, and the 
Gentlemen of the Jury: 

Demosthenes, the greatest of ancient 
orators, in his "Oration on the Crown," 
the most famous of his speeches, began 
by supplicating the favor of all the gods 
and goddesses of Greece. If, in a case 
which involved only his own fame and 
fate, he felt justified in petitioning the 
heathen gods of his country, surely we, 
who deal with the momentous issues 
involved in this case, may well pray to the 
Ruler of the Universe for wisdom to 
guide us in the performance of our several 
parts in this historic trial. 

Let me, in the first place, congratulate 
our cause that circumstances have com- 
mitted the trial to a community like this 
and entrusted the decision to a jury made 
up largely of the yeomanry of the state. 
The book in issue in this trial contains on 
its first page two pictures contrasting the 
disturbing noises of a great city with the 
calm serenity of the country. It is a 
tribute that rural life has fuUy earned. 

I appreciate the sturdy honesty and 
independence of those who come into 
daily contact with the earth, who, living 
near to nature, worship nature's God, and 
who, dealing with the myriad mysteries 
of earth and air, seek to learn from 
revelation about the Bible's wonder- 
working God . 

Let us now separate the issues from 
the misrepresentations, intentional or 
unintentional, that have obscured both 
the letter and the purpose of the law. 
This is not an interference with the 
freedom of conscience . 

The right of the state to control the 
pubhc schools is affirmed in the recent 
decision in the Oregon case which de- 
clares that the state can direct what shall 
be taught and also forbid the teaching of 
anything "manifestly inimical to the 
public welfare." The above decision goes 
even farther and declares that the parent 
not only has the riglit to guard the 
religious welfare of the child, but is in 
duty bound to guard it. 

Evolution is not truth; it is merely an 
hypothesis— it is millions of guesses strung 
together. It had not been proved in the 
days of Darwin; he expressed astonish- 
ment that with two or three million 
species it had been impossible to trace 
any species to any other species. It had 
not been proven in the days of Huxley, 
and it has not been proved up to today. It 
is less than four years ago that Prof. 
Bateson came all the way from London 
to Canada to tell the American scientists 
that every effort to trace one species to 
another had failed— every one. He said he 
still had faith in evolution, but had 
doubts about the origin of the species. 
But of what value is evolution if it cannot 
explain the origin of the species? 

Can any Christian remain indifferent? 
Science needs religion to direct its 
energies and to inspire with lofty purpose 
those who employ the forces that are 

unloosened by science. Evolution is at 
war with religion because religion is 
supernatural; it is, therefore, the relent- 
less foe of Christianity, which is a re- 
vealed religion. 

Let us, then, hear the conclusion of 
the whole matter. Science is a magnifi- 
cent material force, but it is not a teacher 
of morals. It can perfect machinery, but 
it adds no moral restraints to protect 
society from the misuse of the machine. 
It can also build gigantic intellectual 
ships, but it constructs no moral rudders 
for the control of storm-tossed human 
vessels. It not only fails to supply the 
spiritual element needed but some of its 
unproven hypotheses rob the ship of its 
compass and endanger its cargo . 

The world needs a Savior more than it 
ever did before, and there is only "one 
Name under heaven given among men 
whereby we must be saved." It is this 
Name that evolution degrades, for, car- 
ried to its logical conclusion, it robs 
Christ of the glory of a virgin birth, of the 
majesty of His deity and mission and of 
the triumph of His resurrection. It also 
disputes the doctrine of the 
atonement . 

Again force and love meet face to face, 
and the question, "What shall I do with 
Jesus?" must be answered. A bloody, 
brutal doctrine-Evolution— demands, as 
the rabble did nineteen hundred years 
ago, that He be crucified. That cannot be 
the answer of this jury representing a 
Christian state and sworn to uphold the 
(Continued on page 3) 

Inherit The Wind-1975 

Unfortunately a good deal of the 
general public impression of William 
Jennings Bryan and of Dayton, Tenn., 
derives from the stage phy. Inherit the 
Wind, which was later made into a 
movie and premiered in Dayton in 

Although the authors of the play 
are careful to state in the prologue 
that "Inherit the Wind is not history," 
that "only a handful of phrases have 
been taken from the actual transcript 
of the famous trial," and that the play 
"does not pretend to be journalism" 
but "theater," the historical interest 
evoked by the presentation causes 
most people to think of it as histoiy. 
Even if a viewer understands clearly 
that the play is not history, he is still 
likely to be psychologically influenced 
in a negative way against Bryan and 
the cause he represented because of 
the bias of the dramatic content. 

The drama department of 
Tennessee Wesleyan College, under the 

direction of Prof. Lynn W. Whiting, of 
Athens, Tenn., brought Inherit the 
Wind to the Dayton courtroom on 
February 7 and 8 in a version based on 
in-depth research by fifty-two 
Tennessee Wesleyan College students 
for their January interim project. The 
result was a more satisfying experience 
for the local community. The most 
extreme lines and scenes which put 
Mr. Bryan and Dayton in an unfavor- 
able light were omitted or modified. 

One of the expressions of Bryan 
College in marking the Scopes Trial 
anniversary will be to reprint the 
review of the premiere of Inherit the 
Wind written by Dr. Judson Rudd, late 
president emeritus of the college. 
Additional material will be added to 
this report to answer in part many 
inquiries received from high school 
students who are either studying or 
producing the play. 

-Theodore C. Mercer 


Bxploiiilion ol' scvcr;il foreign mission 
I'iclds during llic suminei' months is unlici- 
piilcd by five Bryan sludenls being 
sponsored (his year by the Summer 
Missions Program for service in Africa and 
Europe. Several oilier sludenls are also 
making individual plans for foreign 
summer service, which will be reported 
later as details arc more complete. 

Three familiar Old Testament names 
Jesse, David, and Daniel- designate the 
three male representatives- Jesse Bugg 
(who prefers lo be called Jay), a freshman 
from Brentwood, Tenn.; David Fiet, a 
junior from Wilmington, Del.; and Daniel 
Decker, also a junior, fiom Murfreesboro, 
Tenn. David has applied for service in 
Senegal and Dan in Zambia, both African 
countries, and Jay is still waiting his 

Completing the group of five are two 
Europe-bound young women, both 
juniors, who are venturing out under 
Greater Europe Mission's summer pro- 
gram. Margaret English, from Kinsale, 
Va., and Verna Carney, from Little 
Hocking, Ohio, have been assigned to 
Belgium and France respectively. 

A training orientation program is being 
conducted for the 1975 summer 
candidates by John Lacey, a junior from 
Phoenix, Ariz., who is a missionaiy's son 
from Rwanda, Africa, and who spent two 
previous summers in personal evangelism 
in Ireland. 


(Continued from page 2) 

laws of Tennessee. Your answer will be 
heard througliout the world; it is eagerly 
awaited by a praying multitude. If the 
law is nullified, there will be rejoicing 
wherever God is repudiated, the Savior 
scoffed at and the Bible ridiculed. Eveiy 
unbeliever of every kind and degree will 
be happy. If, on the other hand, the law 
is upheld and the religion of the school 
children protected, millions of Christians 
will call you blessed and, with hearts full 
of gratitude to God, will sing again that 
grand old song of triumph: 

"Faith of our fathers, living still. 
In spite of dungeon, tire and sword; 
how our hearts beat higli with joy 
Wliene'er we hear that glorious word- 
Faith of our fathers-holy faith; 
We will be true to thee till death!" 
(Copies of the full text of this ttiessage 
in a 32-page booklet are available free 
upon request from the Public Relations 
Office, Bn'an College. Davton. Tenn. 

Summer Gospel Messengers pictured left 
to right are: Dan Jones, Ted Headlee, 
Larry Efird, Charlie Loshbough, Brian 
Schrauger, and Steve Strauss. 


A contingent of iweniy-seven "now 
missionaries" including two staff 
members left the seclusion of Bryan Hill 
during the early March spring vacation to 
spend a week of meaningful service in the 
Chicago area where two teams were 
divided between the Pacific Garden 
Mission and the Light Bearers Associa- 
tion, an evangelical chaplaincy to several 

The nine-member team to Pacific 
Garden Mission was directed by Charlie 
Loshbough, sophomore, as they coun- 
selled with individuals during the day and 
after evening services concerning personal 
salvation and spiritual growth. Tliis team 
also assisted in tract distribution at the 
door of PGM, at the YMCA's, and at train 
and bus stations. At the Mission's evening 
services they also had opportunity to 
share in the music and messages. On 
Sunday this team participated in the 
worship services of Palatine Bible Church 
and West Chicago Bible Church. 

A larger group of eighteen was direc- 
ted by Terry Lovegren, director of 
Practical Christian Involvement at Brvan. 
as they assisted in the Liglu Bearers 
ministiy. They found unlimited oppor- 
tunities for individual witnessing as well 
as some group ministry at the Cook 
County Jail, Cook County Hospital. 
Chicago Reed and Mental Health 
Institute, and Oak Forest Hospital. For 
their Sunday ministry they attended the 
Midlothian Bible Church and Village 
Bible Church in Park Forest South to 
share their experiences. 

The attitude of this eager, service- 
oriented band of student missionaries was 
reflected in the statement of a repeater 
from last year: "I just learned so much b>' 
this experience that I can hardly wait to 
go again." 

Eleven-Week Itinerary 
Booked For Male Team 

I he bryan GMipci '•! 
include in ihcir Mimmcr 
weeks i»f cat 

dirctlors in '. . 


From June 9 throudi 11. ihc tcim aIH 
serve as muMcian» aii 
Children's Bible M 
Morgan Kinney, of h 
July 6-11, Rock Havv,, j,, ., 
Hasty, Ark., with David M 
director; and July 2^ ' 
Grove Baptist Churcl 
N. C, with David Picucjil (, 

Other appointm(rni>^ nr? ^■ 
between these 

and (ravel sched . i 

the (cam may be channeled through the 
Public Rela( ions Office. 

Team leader and piano accompaniii 
for (he group is Charlie LoUibough, a 
sophomore, whose father is a Bryan 
gradua(e and pas(or in Port Albemi, 
B. C, Canada. Steve Straii&.s. a junior who 
is bo(h trumpet soloist and •; ' 

the Messengers, is the son of D 1 

Strauss, pastor of Emmanuel Faiih 
Community Church of Escondido. Cal., 
and the grandson of Bible teacher 
Lehmann Strauss. 

Quartet members include first tenor. 
Dan Jones, freshman from Augusta, 
Mich.; second tenor, Ted Headlee, 
sophomore of Chattanooga, Tenn.: 
baritone, Larry Efird. sophomore of 
Kannapolis, N. C; and bass. Brian 
Schrauger, sophomore of Eaton Rapids, 

Ironside Memorial Library 
Reaches 50.000 Volumes 

IVIrs. Harriet Anderson, seated, library assistant, 
is seen as she accessioned the 50,000dth volume 
of the Ironside Memorial Library on February 
20. Looking on are Miss Virginia Seguine, left, 
director of library services, and Mrs. Rebecca 
Van Meeveren, assistant director of librar>' 
services. The title of this significant volume is 

Ellen Smith 


Ellen Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
John Smith, of Augusta, Ga., is a mathe- 
matics nwjor in the class of 1975. She has 
been a consistent dean's list student and 
was included with the 
1975 Bryan seniors recog- 
nized by Who's Who 
Among Students in 
Colleges and Universities. 
During her college career 
Ellen earned a freshman 
term paper award, has 
been active in intramural 
sports and Christian ser- 
vice activities, and is this year treasurer of 
the touring choir. Her college record 
follows an outstanding high school record 
when she was valedictorian of her gradu- 
ating class at Richmond Academy in 

God brought me to Bryan three and a 
half years ago to teach me specific lessons 
from His Word, from the personal trials 
and situations that He had planned for 
me to confront, and from the personal 
relationships developed here. 

The most important way that the Lord 
teaches me is through my personal time 
spent with Him in His Word. While I was 
studying Romans 6, the Lord really dealt 
with me about things that I had never 
before recognized as sin and showed me 
that they could not be part of my life 
before the Lord. God has honored His 
word in my continual and gradual process 
of growth by changing my attitudes to 
correspond to His thouglits. 

When I left home in Augusta, Ga., to 
come to Bryan, not knowing one person 
here, I had to learn to completely trust in 
my Heavenly Father for all of my needs. I 
have always been very dependent on my 
famDy, even for my spiritual welfare; but 
here I was put into situations where only 
the Lord was available. I found Him 
faithful to His promise to be a "present 
help" in adjusting to roommates, under- 
standing boy friends, and coping with 
reports, tests, and term papers under 
schedule pressures. Before these testings 
came into my life, I knew that God could 
be my strength and comforter, but my 

Authors, Missionaries, Pastors Address Chapel Audience 

"The Holy Spirit could have come on 
no other day than the Day of Pentecost, 
because God always moves on schedule," 
declared Dr. Paul R. Van Gorder, Bible 
teacher of the Radio Bible Class and Day 
of Discovery TV program, who spoke on 
the Bryan campus late in February in a 
two-day series. "The Day of Pentecost 
came as the fulfdlment of a calendar of 
Old Testament feasts which God gave to 
Israel," Dr. Van Gorder continued. "The 
Holy Spirit did not come because the 
disciples 'tarried and prayed.' No. 'They 
tarried and prayed' because the Holy 
Spirit was coming. We often hear some- 
one remark, 'What we need is another 
Pentecost.' One might as well expect 
another Bethlehem or another Calvary as 
to expect another Pentecost." 

college experiences have established the 
truth and reality of those words. 

God has used my fellowship with 
other believers to show me experientially 
how to share my struggles, weaknesses, or 
victories with others. I have learned the 
value of honesty and openness in giving 
of myself, expecting nothing in return. 
These relationships are preparing me to 
better fulfill my function as part of a 
local body of behevers, wherever the 
Lord shall direct me. 

I know that the process is now nearing 
its end, but I do hope to be found 
faithful in receiving what the Lord wants 
to teach me in the future as the Holy 
Spirit accomplishes His work in con- 
forming my life unto the image of the 
Lord Jesus Christ. 

Shown above center Is Dr. John R. Rice, 
well-known evangelist and publisher, on 
the occasion of his visit to the campus to 
speak at chapel. With him, left, are Dr. 
T. C. Mercer, president, and, right, 
Kermit Zopfi, dean of students. 

Other visitors who shared Bryan's 
chapel platform since the beginning of 
the second semester were: 

Dr. John R. Rice, evangelist, author, Bible 
teacher, and editor of The Sword of the Lord, 
Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

Rev. Richard Wurmbrand, Roumanian 
author of Tortured for Christ, Glendale, Cat, 

Rev. Peter Deyneka, director of Slavic 
Gospel Association, Chicago, 111. 

Dr. Oiarles F. Stanley, pastor of First 
Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga. 

Rev. Galen Call, pastor of Calvary Baptist 
Church, Covington, Ky. 

Rev. David Barnes, director for northern 
Europe and director of European Bible Insti- 
tute under Greater Europe Mission, Lamorlaye, 

Dr. Robert Ledford, pastor of Calvary 
Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala. 

Rev. Peter Brooks, missionary with Baptist 
Mid-Missions in Brazil, living in Dayton, Tenn., 
during furlough 

James and Maiti Hefley, free-lance Christian 
writers. Signal Mountain, Tenn., who are 
authors of over 30 books and articles, including 
Clirist in Bangledesh and Uncle Cam, story of 
the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators. 

July 19-25, 1975 


TOM TAYLOR '54, Old Testament professor, Biblical School of Theology, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
IAN HAY '50, deputy general director of Sudan Interior Mission 
DOUGLAS CULVER, pastor of the Evangelical Free Church, Wheaton, Illinois 

DOW FAMILY SINGERS (Lester '58 and Mary Graydon '58 Dow and their 

five children), Livermore, Maine 


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Volume XL I 

'*How My Years At Bryan 
College Have Changed Me" 

By Steven Bradshaw 
(The following excerpts were taken from 
the award-winning McKinney Senior 
Essay which was also delivered as one of 
two senior speeches at the May 5 gradu- 
ation exercises. J 

From a beaiiie to a cap and gown. 
What has transpired in my life the last 
four years at Bryan College? How has my 
relationship with the faculty, staff, and 
students affected me? For Bryan College 
is more than a physical entity, it is people 
and it is the interpersonal relationships 
that individuals have with one another 
that enables change to take place. 

I arrived at Bryan College in August of 
1971 awed at the novelty of actually 
going to college. At that time Bryan 
College itself held no special meaning to 
me. My parents and I went to a large 
building, that I was to learn later resem- 
bled Noah's ark, and there received my 
freshman packet. We were greeted by 
some of the Student Senate members, 
who gave us a very hearty welcome. Long 
dormitory was to be my home away from 
home for four years. I met the Student 
Assistant on ground floor and was par- 
ticularly impressed at his friendliness and 
willingness to help me, not only to get 
unpacked but to help me become ad- 
justed in the college atmosphere. 

Academically my freshman year was 
difficult. However, I feel now that the 
heavy schedule and difficulty of the 
subjects were good for me, because they 
forced me to get my priorities straight 

(Continued on page 4) 

Last issue of 

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April-May-June 1975 

NumlMr 4 


Record Enrollment Trend 
Requires Additional Dormitory 

The continuing upward enrollment 
trend caused the board of trustees in their 
meeting of May 3 to authorize final plans 
and specifications for a new dormitory 
which has been in preliminary planning 
for the past year. The decision was based 
on a net 1974-75 enrollment gain of 18% 
over the previous year and the fact that 
new student applications continue to run 
20% ahead of last year. All of this adds 
up to a housing crisis for the coming year 
when the number of dormitory students 
will outnumber the regular housing areas. 
Special temporary arrangements are being 
made to meet this housing need. 

Total enrollment this past year 
reached 604 students in regular credit 
courses. An additional 50 community 
residents registered in continuing educa- 
tion courses and as auditors. In keeping 
with this upward trend, 112 students 
received degrees at the May 5 commence- 
ment with 16 candidates enrolled in 
courses with the possibility of completing 
degree requirements this summer. 

The architect for the new dormitory- is 

the firm of Barber and McMurry of 

Knoxville. The plans for die four-stor>' 

(Continued on page 4) 

June 15 

Repreientative truftMt, 
alumni, and other friendi 
are pictured at the ground- 
breaking ceremoniej on 
June 16 for the Rudd 
Memorial Chapel. Preii- 
dent Mercer and Mayor 
Paul Levengood are at 
center back and Mrs. Rudd 
and Mary Frances, with 
shovels, in front. 

On the theory that a picture is indeed 
better than a thousand words, not much 
can be added to the picture above show- 
ing the long-awaited beginning of con- 
struction on the Rudd Memorial Chapel 
on June 16, when representatives of the 
coUege and local area gathered at a 
9:00 a.m. ceremony of prayer and dedica- 
tion on the site just before the bulldozer 
began actual excavation. 

The project is under the supervision of 
Equitable Church Builders of Nashville, 
Tenn., a firm well known in the South- 
east for the planning and construction of 
church auditoriums. Bids indicate the 
cost for the basic building will run to 
some S850.000 with furnishings and 
equipment additional. These figures are In 
Une with earlier estimates for an overall 
project cost in the neighborhood of one 
million dollars. Gifts and pledges to date 
are approximately 5550,000. Estimated 
construction time for the auditorium-fine 
arts complex is fifteen to eighteen 

This chapel is being named for the late 
Judson A. Rudd, who died on October 6, 
1970. The project was initiated by the 
alumni at their homecoming intmediately 
following Dr. Rudd's death. The free- 
standing chapel spire was erected at 
homecoming in 1972 to symbolize the 
plans for a new btulding to be erected at 
that location. 


Name, Hometown, Major, Honors ^v 

1. Nancy Lyn Adams, Byron Ccnlcr, Mich., 
English, sumnia cum taiide 

2. James C. Anderson, Dayton, I'enn., 

3. Dianna Lynn Ashby, Sulphur, La., 
Elementary Education 

4. Russell Lawrence Bailey, Endicolt, N.Y., 

5. Patricia Kathleen Baker, Orlando, Fla., 
English, cum laude 

6. Kathy Baldner, Andrews A.I-'.B., Md., 
Elementary Education, magna cum laude 

7. Carris Jeanette Barker, Ashford, W. Va., 
Applied Music, magna cum laude 

8. Loren L. Baughman, Waxhaw, N.C., 

9. Ginger Sue Bell, Cosby, Tcnn., Biology 

* 10. Bonnie Kaye Bodlien, Auburn, Me., 
Applied Music 

11. Andrew Lee Boeddeker, St. Louis, Mo., 
Business Administration 

12. Brenda Lynn Boggs, W. Kalimantan Barat, 
Indonesia, Christian Education 

13. James Wesley Booth, Eagle River, Wis., 
Christian Education 

14. Stephen Paul Bradshaw, Ivyland, Pa, 
Psychology, summa cum laude 

15. William S. Brewer, Arcadia, La., Natural 
Science, magna cum laude 

16. Homer Franklin Brown, Jr., Macon, Ga., 

17. Rondall Brown, Hayesville, N.C., Christian 

18. James Scott Bursmith, Canton, Ga., Bible 

19. K. Daniel Camp, Hixson, Tenn., Business 

20. George Van Pelt Campbell, Balboa Hts., 
Canal Zone, Business Administration and 
Natural Science 

21. Philip Wayne Carter, Dayton, Tenn., 
Greek, cum laude 

22. Douglas G. Cline, Binghamton, N.Y., 

23. Robert E. Conrad, Poona, Maharashtra, 
India, History, magna cum laude 

24. Constance Ruth Cropp, Orlando, Fla., 
Elementary Education 

25. Charles P.' Davis, Jr., Spring City, Tenn., 
Christian Education 

26. Frank Harold Davis II, Painesville, Ohio, 
Elementary Education 

27. Mary Louise Davis, Spring City, Tenn., 
Christian Education 

28. Sharon Messina Davis, Warren, Mich., 
Elementary Education 

*29. Grace I. Ely, Dallas, Texas, Natural 

30. Marilyn H. Eisenback, New Orleans, La., 
Elementary Education 

31. Rhonda Jean Evans, Spring City, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

*32. David Lee Everett, Dayton, Tenn., Natural 

33. Jamie W. Fairweather, Pikeville, Tenn., 

34. Gary Lee Fath, Dalton, Ohio. Business 

35. Maiy Lois Ferguson, Bozeman, Mon., 

36. James Ervvin Friedrich, Racine, Wis., 
History, cum laude 

37. Linda Lee Friend, Sandusky, N.Y., Music 

38. Virginia A. Ganzel, Mound, Wmn., Biology 

39. Robert E. Garmczy, Clearwater, Fla., 
Elementary Education 

40. Pamela Lee Garris, Johnson City, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

41. Janice Ann Gerber, Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Elementary Education 

42. Albert H. Givens, Yuma, Ariz., Business 
Education, magna cum laude 

43. Gee-Gee Goad, Gary, Ind., Elementary 

*44. Stephen L. Goehring, Fortaleza, Ccrea, 
Brazil, Elementary Education 

45. Ronald Edwin Gordon, Phoenix, Ariz., 
Music Education, cum laude 

46. WiUiam C. Graham, Jr., Dayton, Tenn., 
Business Administration 

47. Lawrence Robert Gridley, St. Joseph, 
Mich., Christian Education 

48. Elaine D. Griffith, Charlotte, N.C., Bible, 
cum laude 

49. Linda Sue Hall, Seminole, Fla., Elemen- 
tary Education 

*50. George E. Hamm, Statesbury, W. Va., 

51. Janet C. Hardie, Harmony, Venn., Elemen- 
tary Education 

52. Kenneth Forrest Harper, Clendenin, W. 
Va., Christian Education 

53. Andrew H. Hayes, Jr. Central, S.C, 
Elementary Education 

54. Patricia A. Henderson, Evensville, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

55. Gwynn Marie Henry, BamesviUe, Ga., 

56. WilUam Randall Hickman, Augusta, Ga., 
Christian Education 

57. Michael Raymond Hodge, Princeton, lU., 

58. Donald Alan Hodkinson, Cambridge, 
Ohio, Biology 

59. Ronald Pogue Holder, Knoxville, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

60. Sydney James Ingle, Magnolia, Del., 
Business .4 dministration, magna cum laude 

61.Denise Rae Jewell, Indialantic, Fla., 
Elementary Education 

62. Dennis L. Johnson, Burhngton, N.C.. 

63. Glendell Dee Jordan, Camden. Tenn.. 

64. Robert J. Knapp, Waukesha, Wis., Bible 

65. Eunice Ruth Knouse, Sale Creek, Tenn.. 
Biology, summa cum laude 

66. Deborah Lee Krueger, Ringwood, N.J.. 
Elementary Education, magna cum laude 

67. Jan Margaret Leininger, Baltimore, Md.. 
Elementary Education 

68. Judith Ann Leininger, Baltimore, Md., 

69. Huy Le-Quan, Saigon, Vietnam, Business 
Administration, magna cum laude 

70. Robert Thomas Lester, RosweU. Ga., 
Christian Education 

*71. Geraldine Lewis, Nitro, W. Va.. 
Elementary Education 

72. Janice Marie Lovegren. Lowell. Ind., 
Elementary Education 

73. Cynthia Ann Marshall, Kensington, Md., 

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Mu',if hdut atton. moffna t'r ■ ■ ■ 

74. Carol .McKcmy, Lexiriglon, 

75. Jill Jacqueline Mcznar, S»o Paglo, Brazil, 
English, magna cum laude 

76. tdra GaJI .Miller, Daiiy, Tcnn., EIrmenlary 

•77. Mary Jane .Miller, Spring Qly, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 

78. Leslie Maria .Mivhow, Auguila, Ga., 
Psychology, magrw cum laude 

79. Joia Ruth Ncff. Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

80. Sandra Rose Neumann. Waxhaw, N.C. 
Elementary Education 

81. Steve Eugene Parccll, Tad. W. Vil, 
Business Administration 

82. Valcry R. Parker, Lima, Peru, Elementary 

83. Karen L. Parrott, Arena, Wit., Elementary 

84. Keith Edward Patman, Kentington, Md., 

85. Jane Peterson, Grand Rapidt. .Mich., 
Elementary Education, cum laude 

86. Marshall Herbert Peterson, Jamestown, 
N.Y., Bible 

87. Mary Elizabeth Pierce, Emmalena, Ky., 

88. Ronald Calder P>les, Hyattwille, Md., 
Elementary Education 

89. Therise E:dith Rich, Bogota, Colombia, 

90. Stanley Paul Roberts, Bameveld, Wij., 
Business Administration 

91. Jack Edward Roddy, Dayton, Tenn., 
Christian Education 

92. Carolee Jean Rothenbach, Palatine, IlL, 
Elementary Education, magna cum laude 

93. Maicia Gail Rowsey, Seminole, Fla., 

*94. Daniel Leroy Senseman, Macon, Ga., Bible 

95. Carmen Elaine Sharpe, Dayton, Tenn., 
English, magna cum laude 

96. James Dale Shepherd, Gauley Bridge, W. 
Va., His tor}' 

*97. Sandra A. Shoemate, Pikevflle, Tenn., 

98. Beverly Ruth Shondelmyer. Avonraore, 
Pa., Elementary Education, summa cum 

99. Gar>^ G. Siefers. Letts, Iowa, Greek 

100. Dasid George Smith, Hogans%ille, Ga., 

lOl.EUen McNeiU Smith, Augusta, Ga., 
Mathematics, summa cum laude 
•102. Thomas Walton Smith, Jr., Greensille, 

S.C, Elementary Education 
'103. .Mar>- Elizabeth Sneed, Dayton. Tenn., 

104. Dennis L. Stayton, Osceola, Ind-, Christian 

105. Joy Marie Steele, Dayton. Tenn., Biology 

106. Judith Lsnn Steele, Dayton, Tenn., 

107. W'iUiam .\rthur Stewart W\ Prestonburg, 
Ky.. History, cum laude 

108. Elbert Ralph Story. Byrdstown, Tenn., 
Elementary Education, summa cum laude 

(Continued on page 4) 

Graduates Receive Honors 
At 42nd Commencement 

Two members of the forty-second gradua- 
tinf! class were speakers for commencement 
exercises on May 5. Karen P. Underwood, 
history major from Jacksonville, Florida, in 
keeping with the fiftieth anniversary of the 
Scopes evolution trial, spoke on "The Character 
and Influence of William Jennings Bryan." 
Steve Bradshaw, psychology major from 
Ivyland, Pa., delivered his award-winning 
McKinney Senior Essay on the subject: "How 
Bryan Changed Me and How I Would Change 

Recognition and prizes to seniors at com- 
mencement included the following: 

P.A. Boyd Prizes to a senior man and 
woman for the "highest" degree of influence 
over their- fellow students: Jeff Tubbs, Milan, 
Pa., and Leslie Mishow, Augusta, Ga, Both are 
psychology majors. 

Faculty Prizes for the three following 

Highest Scholastic Record during attend- 
ance at Bryan: Steve Bradshaw and Nancy 
Adams, EngUsh Major, Byron Center, Mich. 

Faithfulness and Loyalty: Jeff Tubbs. 

Most Progress during years at Bryan: 
Andrew H. Hayes, Jr., elementary education. 
Central, S.C. 

F.R. Rogers A ward in Bible: Robert Tatum, 
Bible major, Decatur, Ga. 

F.R. Rogers Award in Music: Charles P. 
Davis, Jr. Christian education major. Spring 
City, Tenn. 

History Department Senior Award: Robert 
E. Conrad, Dayton, Tenn. 

Christian Education Department Senior 
Award: Jack Roddy, Dayton, Tenn., and 
Charles P. Davis, Spring City, Term. 

Judson A. Rudd Testimony and Influence 
/Wze.- Jeff Tubbs. 

Senior Business Award: Huy Le-Quan, 
Saigon, South Vietnam. 

Award: Sydney J. Ingle, business administra- 
tion. Magnolia, Delaware. 

Mathematics Senior Award: Ellen Smith, 
Augusta, Ga. 

Mrs. E.B. Arnold Student Teacher Award: 
Frank H. Davis, elementary education, Paines- 
vUle, Ohio. 

Undergraduate Record Examinations 
(URE), a national examination produced by 
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J., 
which compares students at Bryan with a 
national sample of undergraduate students on 
these liberal arts tests: four Bryan seniors 
ranked at or above the 90th percentile in the 
social science area; ten in the humanities; eight 
in natural science; three in education; two in 
literature; and one each in business, psychol- 
ogy, and history. Those achieving the highest 
scores in each area were: social science, Phil 
Carter, 98 percentile; humanities, Patty Baker 
and Keith Patman, 98 percentile; natural 
science, Don Hodkinson, 98 percentile. Don 
also made the highest combined score. 

CLASS OF 1975 

(Continued from page 3) 
**109. Betsy Wheeler Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn., 
Elementary Education 
*1 10. Phillip Dale Swafford, Birmingham, Ala., 
Elementary Education 
HI. Robert Travis Tatum, Decatur, Ga., Bible, 
magna cum laude 

112. Elaine L. Thompson, South Belmar, N.J., 
Elementary Education 

113. Olivia Ann Coleman Thompson, Pikeville, 
Tenn., Elementary Education 

114. Mark D. Trail, Wilton, Conn., Psychology, 
cum laude 

115. Jeffrey Lynn Tubbs, Milan, Pa., 

116. Elizabeth Ann Tucker, Monticello, Ga., 
Music Theory 

117. Karen P. Underwood, Jacksonville, Fla., 

118. Jon W. VanDeusen, Hillsdale, Mich., 
History, magna cum laude 

119. Sue Ann Vandevert, Beaverton, Ore., 
Elementary Education, cum laude 

120. Barbara Elaine Waggoner, Miami, Fla., 
Elementary Education, cum laude 

*121. Martha Jane Walker, Richardson, Texas, 
Elementary Education 
**122. Mary Margaret Darwin Wasson, Dayton, 
Tenn., Elementary Education 
*123. Lynn Allen Wheeler, Athens, Pa., Christian 

124. Robert Vaughn Whisman, Louisville, 
Tenn., Business Administration 

125. John Mark Wilkie, Gretna, La., Business 

126. Marilyn Kaye Williamson, Cosby, Tenn., 
Psychology, cum laude 

127. Anna Mae Workman, Genoa City, Wis., 
Elementary Education 

*Summer Candidates 
**Not Pictured 


(Continued from page 1) 

The main spiritual lesson I learned my 
freshman year was the importance of a 
personal relationship with Christ on a 
day-to-day basis. From this close relation- 
ship, I felt my love for the Lord growing. 

Socially the biggest lesson I learned 
my freshman year was how to coexist 
with a roommate that actually did not 
like the room as warm as I did. There-, 
were the usual tense moments of getting 
to know one another, but oddly enough 
it was not until after our first confronta- 
tion that we became closer to one 

I felt the Lord's leading into the area 
of psychology, partiaUy because the sub- 
ject intrigued me but also because I felt 
that I could serve the Lord more prac- 
tically and in a more direct way in that 

In my sophomore year I also became 


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involved in intramural sports at Bryan. It 
was through these sport activities that I 
realized the importance of team co-opera- 
tion, and developed close relationships 
with some of the guys in my class. 

The first semester of my junior year 
was my rookie semester at being a Resi- 
dent Assistant. This responsibility really 
taught me a lot about myself, my person- 
ality, and also how to get along with 
other people and become sensitive to 
them as individuals. 

The opportunities for Christian service 
here at Bryan have really helped the 
maturing of my faith. It was a good way 
for me to put my love for Christ into 
action. I've been involved with the Big- 
brother program and the Recreation Pro- 
gram for the mentally retarded. These 
outlets of Christian service have meant 
more to me than words can express, and 
have caused my faith in Christ to mature, 
develop and strengthen. 

Lastly, my experiences as a Resident 
Assistant for two years have given me 
considerable knowledge in counseling, 
discipline, responsibility, and dealing with 
people. My college days have been rich 
with experiences and personal success in 
the things I was actively involved in. I just 
praise the Lord for His goodness to me 
these past four years and look forward to 
many more things to come in His service, 
with the help of His keeping grace. 

(Continued from page 1) 
building is a suite-style arrangement to 
accommodate 174 students. The building 
is to be ready for the August 1976 
occupancy. The cost is estimated at this 
point to be $7,000 per bed, for which 
financing has not yet been arranged. 


"Christ Above All" 

Theodore C. Mercer Editor 

Rebecca M. Peck Managing Editor 

Wanda Davey Circulation Mgr. 

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William Jennings Bryan College 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

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