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Jim Rice 

Assistant Editor 
Steve LeShay 

Alumni News Editor 
Miss Mary Jane Penley 

Staff Writer 
Boyce Sigmon 

Chief Photographer 
Phil Martin 

Alumni Writers 
Mrs. Jackie Hewitt Sumpter '57 
Mrs. Vivienne Poteat Stafford '49 

Lenoir Rhyne Magazine 

Spring Issue 


The Lenoir Rhyne College Magazine 
cover is taking on a different look, a 
definite change from that of the past 
sixteen years. This entire issue talks of 
change, so it seems appropriate that 
change be made in the format from the 
cover to the final page. The publica- 
tion will be seeking a format all its own 
for the next several issues. If you have 
ideas or convictions, send them in. You 
can be assured, they will be considered 
since this magazine is for you. 

Vol. 19, No. 1 

Spring 1968 

Published four times a year (spring, 
summer, fall, winter) by Lenoir Rhyne 
College. Entered as second-class matter 
at the post office at Hickory, North 


Asheboro: Dr. Joe Suggs '43, 157 McArthur St. 

Asheville: John K. Smart '56, Box 426, Brevard 

Atlanta: Raymond Paysour '50, 3446 Raymond 
Dr., Doraville, Ga. 

Central Florida: Willard C. Taylor '51, P. O. 
Box 1833, Orlando, Fla. 

Charleston, S. C: Rev. Edwin L. Ricks '59, 

405 King St. 

Charlotte: W. Sam Temple '56, 3130 Barnhill 

Columbia, S. C: Rev. Carroll Robinson '62, 
St. Phillips Lutheran Church, Rt. 3, Pros- 
perity, S. C. 

Concord: Rev. Homer Fry '51, Rt. 3, Box 237-A 

Durham: John Y. Yoder, Jr. '52, P. O. Box 
432, Butner 

Fort Lauderdale. Fla.: Rev. Richard Y. Rose- 
man '59, 632 S. E. Third St., Belle Glade, 

Gaston County: Rev. Robert F. Shelby, Jr. '33, 
P. O. Box 666, High Point 

Greensboro: Rev. John Merck '60, 5609 Fleming 
Terrace, Guilford College 

Greenville, N. C: Earl L. Aiken '39, 1213 
Drexel Lane 

Greenville, S. C: Luther C. Boliek '59, 310 
Pimlico Rd. 

High Point: Paul Sechrist '49, 209 Lynella 
Lane, Thomasville 

Kannapolis: Norris Dearmon '49, Box 764 

Lexington: Bruce Lohr '48, Hill Top Drive 

Maryland: Rev. V. Richard Hefner '42, Rt. 1, 
Old Montgomery Rd., EUicot City 

New York City: Glenn Hudson '44, 497 Fifth 

Philadelphia: Warren H. Danley '53, 9 South 
Boyd St., Cape May Court House, N. J. 

Richmond, Va.: Roy H. Whitley, 1223 Blue 
Jay Lane 

Salisbury: J. Dan Brown '53, Catawba College 

Shelby: Jack H. Gunnells '53, 210 Country dub 

Southwest Virginia: Charles E. Kepley '18, 
2916 Yellow Mountain Rd., Roanoke, Va. 

Stanly County: Luther Adams '48, 417 East 
St., Albemarle 

Tampa, Fla.: Rev. M. Thomas Sublett '57, 5107 
Central Ave. 

Washington, D. C: Phil Bush '52, 16 Third 
St., N. E., Washington, D. C. 


Mail from Alumni 3 

Questions 3 

Change 4 

At Home with the President 7 

Profs Are Goldiggers 8 

Musician with a Message 12 

Hawks Vs. Doves 16 

Alumni Class Notes 21 

News Capsule 31 


Mail ^\\a\ from 


Editor's Note: The following is a letter sent 
to the Alumni Office by Dr. O. P. Rhyne '07. 
Dr. Rhyne is living in Clemson, S. C, where 
he retired after serving 31 years as head of 
the modern language department at Clemson 
College. He is spending his time now, at 82 </^ 
years old, gardening and playing tennis. He 

first wrote the published letter to Dr. William 
P. Cline, son of one of the founders of Lenoir 

"Hero Of The Hyphen" 

Dear Dr. Cline: 

I was glad to get the personal note 
from you but I am afraid that I have no 
check now for the Loyalty Fund of 
"Lenoir Rhyne College." I cannot con- 
scientiously support a college that either 
ignorantly or deliberately bears a false- 
hood in its name: There never was a 
man named "Lenoir Rhyne." As you 
know, the Board of the College dropped 
the name Lenoir College in 1923 and 
changed the name to "Daniel Rhyne 
College." The alumni became angry 
and at the next commencement in a 
stormy meeting at the college (I was 
teaching there then and know about this.) 
vented their wrath against the new name. 
They were quieted down by Dr. R. L. 
Fritz, who suggested that the name be 
"Lenoir-Rhyne College." This pleased 
the alumni present and they quickly 
adopted it. This was given to the Board 
to have that member of the Board, who 
happened also to be the representative 
of Catawba County in the State Legis- 
lature, to change the name legally to 
"Lenoir-Rhyne College." But the sad 
part of the story is that either the board 
member (who, incidentally, was hostile 
to Dr. Fritz) or the Board itself, double- 
crossed the alumni and friends of the 
college by having the name changed to 
"Lenoir Rhyne," without the hyphen — 
this on the theory that hyphenation was 
pro-German. But the faculty and stu- 
dents and others thought that the name 
was legally and correctly changed to 
"Lenoir-Rhyne College," and for the 
next three years only the form "Lenoir- 
Rhyne" was used by everybody con- 
cerned. This can be checked from the 
Hacawa (the college annual) for the 
years 1924, 1925 and 1926. Sometime 
during 1926 (I was no longer at Hickory) 

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ecome the reality of the day and their 
answers will set the pace for the future. 

How many times in the past year have you wanted 
to find time to sit down and get off a letter to a dear 
friend or a new acquaintance about a matter of great 

Serving the alumni of Lenoir Rhyne College as 
Director of Alumni Affairs has put me in this posi- 
tion hundreds of times since April 1, 1967, when I 
assumed my current duties. In fact, this has been the 
most richly rewarding year of my life and it is due 
primarily to the opportunity for association with alumni 
of Lenoir Rhyne College. 

The Lenoir Rhyne College Alumni Association, 
10,(K)0-plus strong, is the "extension college" of Le- 
noir Rhyne. Realizing this, your executive director 
gets notions in his head that he would like to spend 
his time driving around the 50-state campus and in 
addition the many foreign countries, making time to 
sit down with each alumnus personally to discuss Le- 
noir Rhyne College — its greatness and its failures, 
to ask the question, how did Lenoir Rhyne College 
help you and I to develop as individual human beings 
and to find our place in society today, and what can 
Lenoir Rhyne College do to better assist students in 
determining values necessary to find meaning and pur- 
pose in human life. 

But alas, not only is it humanly impossible for one 
person to personally talk with so many, I'm afraid the 
budget would not permit such extended travel. There- 
fore, it seems we must resort to the use of the mails 
or telephone to communicate the ideas each of us has. 
And in some cases, this too, is, or has been a problem. 

Many times 1 have received letters that I felt I would 
like to answer and that perhaps suggested an answer 
was in order, but then we simply did not have the 
office staff to get off a personal letter — and do other 
important works also. My apologies if I should have 
answered you, but didn't. This suggestion if there 
is something that can still be done about the matter: 
write again or call. 

If we say in one breath that there was not time to 
write a letter, then in the next breath it seems we must 
explain what took priority. There are serious matters 
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Jim Rice, Director of 
Alumni Affairs and the 
News Bureau at Lenoir 
Rhyne, asks the alumnus 
what he indiTidually feels 
the Alumni Office can, 
or should do to better in- 
form alumni, to interpret 
the campus to alumni, to 
interpret the alumni to 
the campus. 

SPRING 1968 

This series of articles discusses 
change at Lenoir Rhyne and pos- 
sible ways that it will come about. 
Involved in at least the phases 
of change mentioned in this series 
are 1 — Jeff Norris, director of 
development, 2 — William Fryar, 
instructor in biology, 3 — Dr. 
Hans G. Heymann, English de- 
partment head, and 4 — Dr. Im- 
manuel Gitlin, associate profes- 
sor of Bible and philosophy. 
Picture 5 was taken at the facul- 
ty meeting where the honors com- 
mittee presented their program. 


In a progressive world continuous change is the normal 
pattern of development and a college in this world must 
meet its environment with change and progress if it is 
to be considered relevant by its constituency. 

Lenoir Rhyne College at present has the bug — ^the 
creative bug. And it affects the entire constituency of 
Lenoir Rhyne College. It affects the administration, 
the faculty, the trustees, the geographical area surround- 
ing the campus, and yes, even the alumni. Many persons 
who, as of this time, have never heard of Lenoir Rhyne 
will also be affected. 

The creative bug toys with the ideas of change, of 
something new, and of adjustment to that something new. 

College campuses across the nation are beginning to 
realize that the modern student is intent upon making his 
own history. At the same time the student is seeking 
to understand a world that is no longer conveniently 
divided into various isolated areas, but rather, a world 
that is becoming a world community more complex than 
any community that has existed before. 

The challenge is there. The students see it. They 
demand that a relevant college provide them an educa- 
tion to meet the challenge. 

Lenoir Rhyne, seeing the inevitable change, has begun 
a search for the direction in which to change. "A change 
to what?" has become the question. 

That's where creativity takes over. 

Slightly over one year ago, Jeff Norris become direc- 
tor of development at Lenoir Rhyne. He accepted the 
position with one constant as a guideline — plan change 
or progress to attract students and support. 

The college retained a development consultant to aid 
with this planning. A development board (made up of 
outstanding men across North Carolina) was formed to 
aid the board of trustees of the college. The Alumni 
Association president represents the association on this 

The development office, following the action of the 
board of trustees of the college, set out to determine what 
the future direction of the college should be in the areas 
of enrollment, curriculum, faculty, student life, adminis- 
tration, facilities, and finance. Committees made up of 
college administrators, faculty, and students are being 
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Not just the pursuit of knowledge, 
but "knowledge for what purpose?" led 
to the implementation of an honors pro- 
gram in English at Lenoir Rhyne College. 

Under the direction of Dr. Hans G. 
Heymann, head of the English depart- 
ment, the "honors program in English" 
was the first honors program created 
and has served to strengthen LR in the 
pursuit of excellence. 

According to Dr. Heymann, the 
"father of LRC's English honor pro- 
gram," the department wanted to "begin 
with a good program rather than dream 
of a perfect program." 

To achieve this, the program was dis- 
cussed in detail for months and a sur- 
vey of honors programs in other colleges 
was conducted — chiefly to avoid the pit- 
fall of offering a program only to the 
junior and senior. Foremost in the plan 
was the objective of challenging the 
superior student immediately up>on en- 
tering college and throughout his four 
undergraduate years. 

The honors course on the freshman 
and sophomore levels is open to all 
qualified students regardless of their 
majors, while the junior-senior seminar 
is for English majors only. 

The program offers a type of in- 
tellectual liberation, creating a challenge 
to critical thinking and creative and 
imaginative work. It affords the student 
the intimacy and personal attention of 
a small class in a small school, and the 
freedom and opportunity to realize his 
best and most articulate self among other 
able and articulate selves. 

The honors program not only con- 
tributes to the student but also to the 
faculty, for according to Dr. Heymann, 
"The honors program stirs out of 
lethargy all members of the faculty who 
have the power to contribute to the 
program. It taps all of our latent re- 
sources and avoids undue smugness and 
complacency that leans on past achieve- 

A definite goal, very high standards, 
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Busy faculties, serious students, and 
harder courses make up the vogue of 
the hour today at Lenoir Rhyne. 

No faculty member on the campus 
is able to escape the responsibility of 
committee work, and it is this sort of 
work that William Fryar, instructor in 
biology, is doing as chairman of an 
honors committee on campus. 

Serving as chairman of a six-member 
Honors Committee with a purpose to 
foster, stimulate and direct the develop- 
ment of an honors program may seem 
pretty cut-and-dried to the average non- 
academician, but when you add to it 
the intention to encourage creativity and 
plans related to the possibilities of es- 
tablishing an honors program in the 
respective departments while endeavoring 
to achieve a correlated over-all program, 
you get a hint of the bureaucracy of a 
large corporation. 

Capping it all off is the responsibility 
of the honors committee to give proper 
consideration to the plans and com- 
mitments contained in the proposal for 
which a $25,000 grant was received from 
the Board of College Education and 
Church Vocations of the Lutheran 
Church in America. All put together, 
the one-time faculty member, or mem- 
bers, become administrators of grant 
monies and at the same time are pros- 
pective developers of a more relevant 
way to appeal to the student with ex- 
ceptional academic potential. 

Delving deeper into the responsibilities 
of an honors committee on the Lenoir 
Rhyne campus, Fryar explains that his 
committee is serving currently as a group 
which recommends to the college ad- 
ministration the disbursing of LCA 
grant money as regards departmental 
honors programs of the college. 

"We are doing this since there is no 
one else assigned to this task on the L.R. 
campus. We simply study proposals be- 
fore the administration acts." 

Describing his duties in another way, 
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Starting a "college within a college" 
was the thinking of Dr. Immanual Gitlin 
on April 3, 1968, when he presented 
some ideas to the Lenoir Rhyne faculty 
on his studies of possible honors pro- 
grams at Lenoir Rhyne. 

He suggested that experimentation in 
honors might pave the way for neces- 
sary changes in the curriculum at Le- 
noir Rhyne. 

An honors program should be used 
to enrich the students involved in it 
rather than to accellerate them in their 
required work, Gitlin said, mentioning 
also general considerations for deter- 
mining who would be chosen for honors 

He said that status in high school 
graduating classes, scores on college 
board examinations (1200 or above), and 
the student who has worked in art, 
poetry, or science may be the ones he 
would suggest seeking. Concerning stu- 
dents interested in art, poetry, and 
science, he stressed that they must also 
be able and wiUing to communicate 
their ideas to fellow students. 

Another matter of concern when go- 
ing into honors programs, Gitlin ex- 
plained, is determining at what point 
in a students college career is it most 
practical to enter the program. This is 
where he said he favors a special re- 
cruitment program for students to enter 
a "college within the college" which 
would not be bound by general college 

Concerning qualifications for teachers 
in such a "college", Gitlin said that 
primarily the professor must have a love 
for Interrelating disciplines, must be a 
person who contributes to knowledge, 
who does research, and that with this 
type of professor, the disease of learning 
will then be caught by the students. 

For the "college within the college," 
Gitlin suggested 45 to 60 students. 

The organizing principle of the new 
program would be "Christianity and 
Culture," similar to a program adopted 

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SPRING 1968 

CHANGE (Continued) 

asked to search for answers as to which way the college 
should move with relation to the above mentioned areas. 
A fuller report on progress will be made in the summer 
issue of the Alumni magazine. 

In the fall other representative constituents of the col- 
lege will be asked, at a planning session, what their ideas 
are concerning the future of the college. In short, right 
now is a time for searching — uncovering every stone that 
might lead to pertinent information toward developing Le- 
noir Rhyne College for future educational service. 

As simple as this task seems, when creativity starts, 
that's when the unrest begins. That's precisely why you 
are being confronted now. You are also involved, or 
can be involved, if you wish to be actively interested in the 
future of L.R. You will find in this magazine informa- 
tion concerning Alumni Day, 1968, which gives vast op- 
portunity for each alumnus of Lenoir Rhyne to make his 
ideas for the future of L.R. known to the campus com- 
munity. You will find in stories running parallel to this 

one, an example of what a faculty committee is doing in 
terms of trying to determine an honors program for the 

Also, you will find in this magazine what one member 
of the board of trustees of the college discovered when he 
compared faculty salaries at Lenoir Rhyne with that of 
other institutions. 

You will learn of the new Affiliate Artist Program on 
campus. And you will find some of these subjects ex- 
citing. They are important to Lenoir Rhyne's future. 

Constituents of Lenoir Rhyne need to remember that 
change is coming on the Lenoir Rhyne Campus. Whether 
it comes in a manner an individual desires depends en- 
tirely on that individuals thinking and his subsequent ac- 
tion to make his ideas known. 

It is the object of the development office — and thus 
everyone interested in Lenoir Rhyne — ^to assure that the 
changes that do come, the progress that is made, will be 
right for Lenoir Rhyne. 



much interest, and many hours of hard 
work have made this program part of 
the changing pattern which leads on- 
ward and upward to the ultimate goal 
of Lenoir Rhyne College — the pursuit 
of excellence. 



Fryar said, "We are in reality acting as 
catalysts, or possibly advisors, on honors 

"What do we do," you ask. 

First, we try to make known to every 
department head the opportunity to pur- 
sue an honors program in their depart- 

In addition, we have sponsored several 
specific projects with regard to honors 

On Oct. 10, 1967, we held a Superior 
Student's Day on the campus appealing 
mainly to high school students with high 
college board scores and who had ap- 
plied to Lenoir Rhyne. 

The day included a tour of LR faci- 
lities, a conference with department 
heads, an explanation of the philosophy 
of L.R. and the opportunity to see Le- 
noir Rhyne College Playmaker produc- 
tion, "Androcles and the Lion." 

We followed the day up with a letter 
asking the dozen superior students at- 

tending if they wanted to apply for a 
scholarship. All responded positively. 

Another project of the honors com- 
mittee was to bring Arnold Nash, an 
authority on Christianity and Culture, 
to the campus to lead a discussion of 
various factors related to inter-depart- 
mental program experience. 

The discussion sessions, attended by 
department heads or their representatives, 
tended to show the heads of the depart- 
ment lines along which the honors com- 
mittee was thinking at that time. 

One member of the honors com- 
mittee. Dr. Immanuel Gitlin, has had 
former experience with honors programs 
and has some ideas concerning the direc- 
tion he would like to see honors work 
move at Lenoir Rhyne. 

On April 3, the honors committee 
presented the program at the monthly 
educational meeting of the college 

"The program," Fryar said, "was sim- 
ply an expression of Dr. Gitlin's ideas 
at that particular time — April 3, 1968, 
4:15 p.m.- — concerning a direction for 
honors work." (See parallel story) 

"We are exploring so many avenues," 
Fryar stated, "that even the honors com- 
mittee on that particular day had not 
had the opportunity to previously hear 
the views presented by Dr. Gitlin. 

"Gitlin presented a structured pro- 
gram, but certainly not a final program 
approved by the honors committee," 
Fryar said. 

"It's sort of like one professor put 
it" Fryar mused. "The program was 

presented so the faculty could sniff it 
like one might sniff a glass of good 

"I believe the faculty program, though, 
was typical of what the honors commit- 
tee is currently doing — searching for a 
workable honors program for Lenoir 
Rhyne College. In doing this we are 
looking at every conceivable possibility 
we can stumble upon." 

When will a new honors program be 
incorporated if the committee can come 
up with one? 

"I suspect whatever comes out of the 
committee will not be incorporated into 
the college program until September, 
1969, at the earliest," Fryar explained. 



by St. Andrew's Presbyterian College in 
Laurinburg several years ago. It is re- 
ported in "College Management" that 
their program is successful and that it 
will be further expanded in 1969. 

Under the proposed program, the 
student during his freshman and sopho- 
more years would spend 16-20 hours on 
the Christianity and Culture course, 
studying the modem period with a 
sociological orientation, the ancient, 
mediaeval, reform, renaissance, and 17th- 
19th century periods with historical 
orientation, and would be studying main- 
ly Western culture with a look at Asian 

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;4t 'i¥o'me (^Ct^ tAe ^%e^4dettt ... 

Although Dr. Raymond M. Bost has been 
busy since becoming president of Lenoir 
Rhyne, he does have time to spend at home 
with his wife, Margaret; his three sons, 
Timothy, Peter, and Jonathan Otto; and his 
daughter, Penelope. (Photos by S. LeShay) 

SPRING 1968 



Any institution of higher learning has many com- 
ponent parts: faculty, students, buildings, alumni, 
athletics, and curricula. Each contributes in a viable 
and significant manner to the makeup of a college or 
university. Many institutions are especially renowned 
for the numbers of students enrolled, physical plants, 
research, graduate and professional schools, or athletic 
teams. But the most important component of any 
institution is, unquestionably, the faculty. The ulti- 
mate effectiveness and reputation of an institution is 
directly related to the competence of the faculty and 
the degree of success in its pedagogic endeavors. 

Lenoir Rhyne College has neither the ambitions nor 
the financial resources to become a huge, research- 
oriented university. Rather, our alma mater has wise- 
ly committed herself to provide her students with a 
quality education with a distinctive Christian emphasis. 
To be able to provide this quality undergraduate edu- 
cation toward which Lenoir Rhyne is striving, a faculty 
of dedicated, scholarly, and competent personnel must 
be sought and retained. New buildings, good stu- 
dents, and an eviable institutional reputation will all 
normally accrue once a surperb faculty has been en- 

Most alumni and friends of Lenoir Rhyne will im- 
mediately recognize that our institution already has 
some of the best faculty members available. But Le- 
noir Rhyne is faced with some difficult problems of 
how to retain these excellent teachers and how to 
recruit other competent teachers now and in the future. 

A prospective faculty member considers a number 
of factors before accepting or changing a position. 
Such things as teaching loads, number of students, 
possibilities of advancement, and extrai-class respon- 
sibilities all are carefully weighed. But in the final 
analysis the main consideration by most faculty mem- 
bers, just as in any other profession, is the salary he 
will receive for his services. At Lenoir Rhyne salaries 
of faculty members have become an immediate and 



critical problem, and will become an ever-increasing 
problem in the future unless something is done very 

It is a well-known fact that school teachers (college 
faculty members included) have been among the lowest 
paid professional people in our society. College 
faculty salaries have been notoriously low for longer 
than any of us care to remember. In the mid-1950's 
institutions all over the country became aware that 
faculty salaries must be increased to a competitive 
level comparable with other professions requiring a 
similar educational training. Therefore, in the last 
decade faculty salaries have risen steadily each year. 
There is hope that this upward trend will continue 
until faculty salaries will soon become competitive 
with those of other professions. 

The American Association of University Profes- 
sors makes an annual report concerning the economic 
status of the profession; most of the following data 
are adapted from their report (AAUP Bulletin, vol. 
53(2), 1967). This report, based on the data of 
over 181,000 faculty members in 862 institutions, 
shows an average 9-month salary for the academic 
year 1966-67 of $10,387 plus fringe benefits (the 
latter's average is $902). A breakdown of the average 
salary for each professorial rank is: 


Average Salary 



Associate Professor 


Assistant Professor 


All ranks 



Lenoir Rhyne College Board 
of Trustee Member Dr. Paul Lutz 
takes a serious look at Lenoir 
Rhyne faculty salaries as compared 
with similar institutions. 

An annual salary of nearly $10,400 may seem 
rather adequate to some readers. This average re- 
muneration, however, still ranks significantly below 
many other professions such as doctors, dentists, 
lawyers, architects, salesmen, engineers, and many, 
many more. Only a few other professional positions 
pay an average salary lower than that of college faculty; 
these include public school teachers, nurses, morticians, 
and clergymen. 

Faculty salaries have quite a range depending upon 
the type and location of the institution at which a 
professor is teaching. The following table presents 
average faculty salaries in 1966-67 at various types 
of institutions in the South and border states and else- 
where, and clearly shows these variations: 

South and 


Border States 












Liberal Arts Colleges 


$ 8,848 








Technical Institutions 



Teachers' Colleges 

$ 9,541 

$ 9,469 

The above data show that universities pay better 
salaries than colleges, and salaries in the South are 
considerably lower than in comparable institutions in 
other areas. In general, church-related colleges also 
pay lower salaries than do private or public ones. In 

SPRING 1968 

short, institutions paying the lowest salaries are liberal 
arts, church-related southern colleges. 

You are wondering by now just how Lenoir Rhyne 
ranks relative to the national averages. The average 
9-month salary (exclusive of benefits) in 1966-67 was 
$7,262. This average can be analyzed according to 
professorial rank as follows: 



Associate Professor 
Assistant Professor 

All ranks 

Average Salary 




The average salary at Lenoir Rhyne is more than 
$3,100 less than the national average. A faculty mem- 
ber at Lenoir Rhyne makes an average of about $1,200 
less than the average for professors at southern, church- 
related, liberal arts colleges. Some institutions in this 
state pay lower salaries than Lenoir Rhyne does. Of 
the 60 North Carolina institutions, however, a great 
majority pay their faculty more than does Lenoir 

The institution that gave each of us our occupational 
or vocational start pays its dedicated faculty members 
at a rate below the regional average, which is, in turn, 
far below the national average. Added to this most 
critical and urgent problem is the rate of salary in- 
crease at Lenoir Rhyne. The percent increase in 
faculty salaries from 1965-66 to 1966-67 in the na- 
tion was 6.8%, while that for Lenoir Rhyne was 6.0%. 
The most distressing point is that the salary gap be- 
tween Lenoir Rhyne and many other institutions in 
the nation is widening each year, rather than narrowing. 

The picture about faculty salaries at Lenoir Rhyne 
that emerges from the foregoing is one of profound 
alarm and genuine concern. It is a serious problem 
to which each of us dares not turn a complacent ear. 
Faculty compensations must be increased immediately 
and significantly if Lenoir Rhyne is to remain an edu- 
cational pillar in this state and region. 

From the foregoing discussion, the reader may get 
the impression that Lenoir Rhyne has been ignored by 
those who direct and support her. This is far from 
being correct. Rather. Lenoir Rhyne is fortunate to 
have dedicated administrators to oversee, manage, and 
guide her interests. Every administrative official has 
been acutely aware of the low salary scale and has 
done almost everything possible to try to correct this 
problem. President Cromer has toiled in a tireless 
manner in upgrading every aspect of our college. He 

has been vitally concerned with trying to enrich Le- 
noir Rhyne's entire educational program and is try- 
ing to solve the economic problems concerning salaries. 
The governing Board of Trustees is also fully aware 
of our tenacious position in faculty salaries and is now 
searching for ways to improve them whenever and 
wherever possible. (Dr. Raymond M. Bost became 
president since this article was completed). 

To increase substantially the level of faculty salaries, 
there must be a corresponding increase in the income 
of an institution. The operational incomes of Lenoir 
Rhyne can be categorized into four areas: (1) The 
North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran Church in 
America, (2) student tuitions, (3) interest from invest- 
ments, and (4) gifts from individuals, chiefly from 
alumni. The $125,000 given annually to Lenoir 
Rhyne by the Lutheran Church in North Carolina is 
about the maximum available from the Synod at 
present. Instructional costs to students will normally 
increase with time and with a rising economy, but to 
increase tuition costs enough now to raise faculty 
salaries to an adequate level would make tuition costs 
prohibitive. Interests accrued from the college's in- 
vestments cannot be increased significantly since we are 
receiving about the maximum in interest rates. Monies 
used to increase faculty salaries must, then, come from 
increased gifts and contributions made by alumni and 
friends of Lenoir Rhyne. 



Lenoir Rhyne has a program of annual giving for 
alumni and friends appropriately called the Loyalty 
Fund. During 1966-67, contributions totalling $40,- 
000 were given by hundreds of appreciative and loyal 
alumni. While some of this money goes to operate 
certain alumni activities, the great majority is turned 
over to the College and used primarily to help aug- 
ment faculty salaries. But last year, including the 
rather sizable amount given to the Loyalty Fund, the 
average annual faculty salary was more than $3,100 
below that of the national average. This means that 
we alumni are going to have to contribute to the 
Loyalty Fund an amount far in excess of the $40,000 
given last year if faculty salaries are going to rise at 

It is logical, and indeed necessary, then to propose 
a radical increase in amounts given to the Loyalty 
Fund. I hope the alumni of Lenoir Rhyne will muster 
some of that famous "L. R. Spirit" and devote them- 
selves to assist in improving faculty salaries at our 
alma mater. I propose that beginning in 1968-69 we, 


Dr. Paul Lutz, a 1956 graduate of Lenoir Rhyne, 
is on the Biology faculty of the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned the 
M.S. degree at the University of Miami and the 
Ph.D. degree at the University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill. His wife, Alice Patterson Lutz, 
is also a 1956 Lenoir Rhyne graduate. 

the alumni of Lenoir Rhyne, set our goals to raise 
$100,000 for the Loyalty Fund for Lenoir Rhyne. I 
would hope that this monetary amount and more might 
be contributed each year by loyal alumni and friends. 
The additional $60,000 next year might be effectively 
used in the three following ways: 

1. $45,000 could be used to increase faculty salaries 
immediately. Such an amount would mean an 
average salary increase of about $500 per faculty 
member. Contributions to the Loyalty Fund 
would have to be sustained at this lev£l from 
now on if we are to maintain this initial increase. 
If the income of the college were increased 
enough so as to make possible this salary in- 
crease every year, the salaries at Lenoir Rhyne 
would be competitive nationally within a few 

2. $10,000 of the annual Loyalty Fund drive could 
be used to initiate and build several Alumni 
Endowed Professorships. The interest from this 
annual investment would be used as stipends for 
the holders of these professorships. Thus, un- 
usual excellence and competence in teaching 
would be encouraged and rewarded. 

3. The remaining $5,000 annually could be used as 
a Faculty Enrichment Fund. This would be 
used to support faculty members in advanced 
graduate study, refresher courses, research op- 
portunities, seminars, travel to professional meet- 
ings, and the like. 

The acute problems of faculty salaries at Lenoir 
Rhyne can be alleviated only if we alumni will realize 
the importance of our gifts and comprehend how much 
our contributions to the Loyalty Fund will assist our 
alma mater. If salary compensations are improved, 
Lenoir Rhyne will retain those on its staff who have 
demonstrated scholarship and excellence, and those 
who are dedicated to the concepts of a quality Christian 
education. Equally important, new desirable faculty 
members can be more easily recruited if our college 
can offer adequate remunerations for their talents, 
training, and experience. 

The success each of us enjoys in life is partially 
due to the collegiate training afforded us by Lenoir 
Rhyne College. All of us owe our institution and its 
faculty more than we can repay for giving us our ex- 
cellent educational and occupational training. Let us 
do everything we can now to raise the level of faculty 
salaries and make them competitive with other institu- 
tions and with other professions. Lenoir Rhyne's 
most pressing problem cannot and must not tolerate 
our complacency and indifference. If we act now and 
in a significant way, we can proudly sing, "Fair star 
of Caroline, our College glorious, ..." 

SPRING 1968 


with a message 

by Jackie Sumpter '57 

"A musician with a message," 
summed up a recent reviewer of 
Kathleen Quillen, Lenoir Rhyne 
CoHege's Affiliate Artist. 

And, indeed she is. 

LR's slender blonde ambassador 
of culture, wields her mind-stretch- 
ing 'message' with wry humor and 
gentle voice, garnished with equally 
dazzling displays of virtuosity at 
the concert organ, to such effective- 
ness that the 'generation gap' in- 
exorably closes. 

Example: Students jam the 
Cromer student center for a "Bach 
& Beatles Be-In." This on a cam- 
pus where virtually no cultural 
effort turns out more than a hand- 
ful of students who are directly in- 
volved in the field. 

This response was not accom- 
plished by some form of trickery 
calculated to draw students by capi- 
talizing on popular music. It was 
a grass-roots expression of interest 
in exploration of the music field. 
The approach was entirely in keep- 
ing with Miss Quillen's philosophy 
of music. 

"The sacred mode in music is an 
awkward, illogical turn" she said in 
a recent lecture, "a bent path in 
musical eternity. The audible ap- 
pearance of the sacred is seemingly 
capricious. It may be present in the 
latest rock and soul music, and 
noticably absent in a Christian 

This electrifying statement is 
sure-fire draw power for today's 
youth, who are involved in an in- 


tense religious search. Miss Quillen, 
believes, as do many sociologists, 
clergymen, and youth experts, that 
the modern collegian is more reli- 
gious than ever before, more in- 
volved with moral questions — but 
not necessarily in the framework 
of the established church. 

When on the campus, the quiet, 
intense artist involves the student 
body. For a week before the "Be- 
In" Miss Quillen practiced on the 
organ in the lounge of the Student 
Center. Students wandering by 
often stopped to listen and even- 
tually to discuss. In addition to ap- 
pearances at a convocation. Miss 
Quillen has visited various classes 
such as aesthetics, sociology. Christ- 
ian ethics, Shakespeare. Her par- 
ticipation in the recent Fine Arts 
Festival on campus added both 
artistry and challenge. 

Involvement and search are key 
words to Miss Quillen's approach to 
sacred music, artistry and philoso- 
phy. Not only is she well-versed in 
her specialty (holding one of the 
highest degrees attainable by a per- 
forming musician specializing in 
the organ) she is truly interested in 
"what's happening" on the con- 
temporary music scene (one of her 
next projects is an experiment in 
electronic music) and extremely 
well-versed in modern literature and 

Her exploration of the sacred in 
music (on which she based a masters 
thesis) takes full cognizance of 
treasurers of the past but accepts. 


Lenoir Rhyne College's Affiliate Artist for 
1967-68 is laying groundwork for a program 
which may be an aid in helping students to 
take a closer look across department lines dur- 
ing their four-year tenure on the campus. 

SPRING 1968 


A IV ell- attended student be-in set 
the pace for one Affiliate Artist 
visit to the Lenoir Rhyne campus 
when Kathleen Quillen combined 
Bach and the Beetles. 


nay demands, a constant probing 
questioning of the value and con- 
tribution of the art to the worship 
of God. 

In commenting on some forms 
of traditional religious music she 
unhesitatingly states: "Reverence 
rooted in the desire for perfection 
in man-made forms . . . leads to 

In explanation she notes that 
though a work of art (in this case 
a musical composition) may be per- 
fect in form it is "profane if it has 
no opening, no place for shock to 

Rapidly warming to her topic, 
phrases like "discontinuity within 
continuity," a paradoxical moment 
when opposites co-exist," pepper 
her intense exposition, forcing the 
mind to expand and attempt to 
grasp the idea in the same way the 
existential attitudes of the late, 
greatly respected Lutheran theolo- 
gian Paul Tillich stretches ones reli- 
gious perception and search. 

Stimulation of thought is not con- 
fined to the student. Miss Quillen 
has had excellent reception from 
adults in the Hickory community 
as well as in her very cosmopolitan 








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hometown, Atlanta. Her exciting 
lecture-demonstration, and recitals, 
draw enthusiastic response both for 
the mind and the artistry. Thus, 
the multi-talented musician per- 
forms her second duty as Affiliate 
Artist — outreach to the community 
and the nation as a representative 
of Lenoir Rhyne. 

Also in carrying out the latter. 
Miss Quillen served as organist and 
choirmaster for the March program 
of the Atlanta Council of Camp 
Fire Girls, Inc. involving over 2,000 
children from the area. Such a 
tremendous undertaking naturally 
put Lenoir Rhyne's name before a 
great portion of the population, and 
incidentally, in the pages of At- 

lanta's nationally respected news- 
paper. The Constitution. 

The Affiliate Artist program is 
a revolutionary idea for the Amer- 
ican arts, designed to aid both the 
artist and the college. The recently 
instituted national program has 
three primary objectives: to build 
regionally and nationally larger au- 
diences for the performing arts, to 
aid professional performers in the 
crucial middle stages of their 
careers, and to give college and uni- 
versities the advantage of an esta- 
blished artist as cultural representa- 
tive and spokesman for the arts 
in their communities and regions. 

LR is one of the pioneering col- 
leges in the program which has 



received endorsements from such 
wide sources as the publisher of 
Esquire magazine, famed opera star 
Robert Merrill, the President of 
Beliot Corporation and numerous 
members of the Metropolitan Opera 

Miss Quillen's educational and 
professional background illustrate 
the high calibre of the artists the 
program is sponsoring. Her profes- 
sional career ranges from singing, 
accordion and dancing, to piano, 
string bass and percussion instru- 
ments, and finally to the "king of 
instruments, "the organ. She re- 
ceived her music bachelor's degree 
from Jacksonville University, ful- 
filled by a mosaic of credits from 
Jacksonville Conservatory, St. Olaf 
College and Julliard and Union 
Schools of Music. She holds both 
the Fellowship and Choirmaster 
degrees from the American Guild 
of Organists. Finally, a Master of 
Arts degree in Comparative Litera- 
ture and Art was conferred upon 
her by Emory University, Atlanta, 
in 1966. 

Armed with these impressive 
credits, sparkled by a charming 
personality and chic appearance. 
Miss Ouillen has carried her mes- 
sage and music successfully to a 
large proportion of the Lenoir 
Rhyne populace, the Hickory com- 
munity, and the center of the South- 

Further forays are planned for 
the remainder of the year, including 
sacred music seminars for North 
Carolina churches in which Miss 
Ouillen will utilize her skills in any 
manner desired by the churches. 

Perhaps the artist herself best 
defines her task and pursuit when 
she says: "Playing the organ is ana- 
logous to all the joys and despairs 
in the momentum of a creative 
daily life. I want people to know 
how much fun music can be, how 
deeply and existentially religious 
it is, and how explicitly it (especially 
organ playing) relates to every per- 
son's daily existence." 

Music preparation, hours of 
practice, and final decisions 
are all a part of preparing 
a lecture ■ demonstration, says 
Affiliate Artist, Kathleen Quillen. 

SPRING 1968 


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Hans Morganthau, Director of the Center for the 
Study of Foreign Policy at the University of Chicago, 
maintains that the sine qua non of foreign policy is 
the defense of the national interest. Charles Osgood, 
Director of the Institute of Communications Research 
at the University of Illinois and a contributor to the 
Liberal Papers on foreign policy, concludes that the 
irreducible minimum criteria for the determination of 
the goals of foreign policy are: to preserve our own 
way of life for ourselves and our progeny, to stay alive, 
and that such policy must be feasible within the ex- 
isting system of competing sovereign states. 

It is within the framework of this hypothesis that 
I would argue that the United States involvement in 
Viet Nam is defensible. Parenthetically, it should be 
noted that I have neither the space nor the incMnation 
to discuss the related, substantial but peripheral issues 
such as the equity of the draft, military tactics, cre- 
dibility gaps, or permissible bounds of protest. The 
essential issue of this paper is the relationship of our 
involvement in Viet Nam to the defense of our na- 
tional interest. 

The United States is one of two major world powers. 
While such a statement may be axiomatic, our puritani- 
cal concept of power — all power — as evil often blinds 
us to recognition of the fact. The mere possession 
of such power means that it is weighed in the balance 
of international affairs either by its presence or by 
its absence. Specifically, in Viet Nam this means 


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>ate at a recent convocation 
•e the essence of their corn- 
debate, incidently, came he- 
address of President Lyndon 

by William Maimey 

The war in Viet Nam is the central issue in Amer- 
ican foreign pohcy. For many Americans, it has be- 
come the central issue of their lives. United States 
involvement in Southeast Asia is as a supporter of 
the "status quo" powers rather than as a supporter 
of evolutionary development of the third world. Be- 
cause of our heavy involvement in the conflict, the 
ability of the United States to work toward resolution 
with the rest of the world of the major policital, 
economic, and social issues of the day has been 
hampered. The Middle East conflict, economic de- 
velopment of the periphery, East-West relations, and 
world monitary relations all must take a back seat to 
Viet Nam. 

The war in Viet Nam has been steadily escalated 
» in the name of a new "globalism." In the opinion of 
the present administration, this is the method most 
likely to prevent revolutionary movements from be- 
coming communist success stories. This policy has 
been adopted not only in Viet Nam, but throughout 
. the world. As a result of this policy, the United 
I States finds itself committed to a land war in Asia of 
I steadily growing proportions. At present, we have 
more than one-half million men in Viet Nam and 
rumors present in Washington suggest that another 
round of escalation is in the offing. 
^ Perhaps the most remarkable item of all is that few 
' Americans know anythmg about Viet Nam or the 
character of the American involvement there. This is 

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that the outcome of that situation 
is inevitably up to us. Our deci- 
sion to intervene or not to inter- 
vene had to be by the existence of 
our power the determining factor 
in the resolution of the conflict. To 
have withheld that power would 
have meant that the five per cent 
of the South Vietnamese, who be- 
longed to the National Liberation 
Front, with the assistance of Ho 
Chi Minh and the army of North 
Viet Nam, would have overthrown 
the government of Saigon. More- 
over, it can be argued on the evi- 
dence that, thus encouraged, high- 
ly developed tactics of terrorism 
would have been licensed through- 
out the Third World. There is con- 
siderable evidence that such tactics 
have been developed into a highly 
sophisticated, self-contained branch 
of communist military science by 
such leaders as Mao Tse Tung, Che 
Guevera, and General Giap of 
North Viet Nam. The Tri-Con- 
tinental Conference, permanently 
headquartered in Havana, defines 
as its own purpose, "To create 
more Viet Nams in Asia, Africa 
and South America." Hence, it may 
be argued that our involvement in 
Viet Nam is a morally justifiable 
attempt to discourage a broader 
escalation of communist revolution 
throughout the less-developed areas 
of the world — a condition that 
would inevitably and directly 
threaten all three of the minimum 
criteria previously established as 
determinants of our vital interests. 
Should such developments occur as 
a consequence of our failure to act 
early, our options would be reduced 
and the potentiality of nuclear res- 
ponse enlarged. 

Evidence for the theory I have 
outlined abounds. Historical ana- 
logy (recognizing the limitations of 
any analogy) can be drawn from 
the experience of the late 1930's 
when, with our commitment to 

neutrality, conditions escalated in 
Europe and Asia to the point where 
the price was world war. Our at- 
tempt at negotiated neutrality in 
Laos, another of the SEATO pro- 
tocol areas, has resulted in overt 
North Viet Nam invasion of that 
nation in support of the indigenous 
Pathet Lao. 

Space does not permit a legal 
brief of our position here. Let it 
suffice to note that our involve- 
ment in Viet Nam occurs at the 
invitation of the Saigon govern- 
ment, recognized as the legitimate 
government by more than 30 states 
outside the communist orbit. Our 
attempts, and there have been five 
of them, to get this matter before 
the United Nations has met with 
consistent obstruction by the Com- 
munist Bloc. Attempts by Great 
Britain, co-chairman of the Geneva 
Conference, to reconvene that or- 
ganization (a move which we have 
supported) have been frustrated by 
the other co-chairman, the Soviet 
Union. Only Pakistan, Great Bri- 
tain, and France among the SEATO 
nations have withheld military sup- 
port from South Viet Nam, an in- 
dication of the extent of concern 
and international cooperation in the 

Hence, it may be concluded that 
aside from the arguments surround- 
ing the alleged attacks on the Mad- 
dox and Turner Joy, and aside 

from the extravagances of current 
or earlier Saigon regimes, the dan- 
gers to the vital interests of the 
United States, Southeast Asia, and 
the eventual peace of the world are 
inextricably bound up in the suc- 
cessful restoration of the status-quo 
anti-bellum and the opportunity for 
truly free elections in South Viet 
Nam. This is not to imply that 
United States' interests are opposed 
to internal reform, even revolution 
wherever it occurs. I have attempted 
to point with care to a particular 
type of insurgency and refer to the 
evidence of its long-range strategy. 
Further, it must be recognized in 
foreign affairs, as in domestic mat- 
ters, that the response of a demo- 
cratic government is by its nature 
pragmatic. It shall undoubtedly be 
the essence of continuing United 
States foreign policy to resist com- 
munist expansion where and when 
it is feasible and to withhold our 
support when it is not; or, in those 
cases where it can be determined 
to be result of autonomous, indi- 
genous decisions. Such is the nature 
of the dilemma facing a liberal 
democracy. For the Marxist, no 
such problem exists — the totali- 
tarian response is dictated by the 
single-mindedness of their purpose. 
For the democrat, there is no con- 
ditioned response. A recent editorial 
in the Manchester Guardian puts 
it this way: 'The American Con- 



stitution assumes that man shall 
enjoy hfe, liberty, and the pursuit 
of happiness. In Viet Nam the situa- 
tion has come about where some 
men must die so that, in theory, 
the remainder may pursue happi- 
ness. Equally, one could say that 
some should lose their liberty so 
that all may live. But in the un- 
derdeveloped world as a whole, it 
looks increasingly unlikely that men 
will enjoy the package deal of all 



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point of view 




debate — thus, 


paper does 1 

not represent the personal views | 

of its author. 

true despite the obligation of any 
democratic nation to hold pubHc 
dialogue based on facts and care- 
ful analysis with critical regard for 
truth. From' the very beginning of 
our involvement, the United States 
has suffered from a political aim- 
lessness related to the lack of public 
discussion. Though we have been 
bombarded with statement after 
statement concerning Viet Nam, 
most often they contain only rhe- 

Today, Washington authorities 
claim that we are defending the 
independence of South Viet Nam. 
Yet, in Viet Nam, the American 
image has suffered from its close 

About the debaters 

Chaplain Louis V. Rogers, right, moderated the Haivk versus Dove 
debate between Russell Brown, at mike, and William Mauney. Russell 
Brown was the major professor of William Mauney, a 1965 graduate 
of L.R. who earned the masters degree at Emory University. 

association with the repressive Diem 
family and, more recently, the 
Thieu Ky regime. 

Much has been made over the 
South Viet Nam election of late 
1967. But close examination of the 
election results reveals that 67% 
of the Vietnamese population was 
excluded from the election because 
of their "communist" or "neutra- 
list" leanings. Of the 33% remain- 
ing as "eligible voters" only 83% 
exercised their right. Of the 83% 
who voted, only 35% voted for 
the Thieu Ky ticket. The result: 
only 35% of 83% of 33% of the 
Vietnamese voted for the present 
government. All of this ignores 
other limitations such as the fact 
that candidates had to be "ap- 
proved" by the government in order 
to seek election. In short, in the 
words of Hans J. Morgenthau, the 
war in Viet Nam is "an anti-re- 
volutionary war fought by a revolu- 
tionary nation." It is Metternich's 
war fought by the nation of Jeffer- 
son and Lincoln. 

After more than ten years of 
American involvement, some mem- 
bers of the Senate, the House of 
Representatives, the press, and the 
administration speak of a war that 
could last a decade or more. But 
what of the cost of such a war? Al- 
ready more than 20,000 Americans 
have lost their lives and many more 
have been wounded. We are spend- 
ing around 40 billion dollars an- 
nually and many of our closest 
friends in the Western Alliance 
have been alienated. The recent re- 
port of the president's commission 
on civil disorders tells of another 
cost of Viet Nam. Last year we 
spent 35 billion dollars for the war 
in Viet Nam and only one billion 
dollars for the war on poverty. 
While we spend $322,000 for every 
enemy we kill, we spend only $53 
for each American classified as 
poor. To this outrage is added the 
fact that the poor are fighting in 
Viet Nam in greater proportion than 

SPRING 1968 


their numbers in the general popu- 

Finally, we are told that the war 
in Viet Nam is necessary as proof 
of our will and our ability to "keep 
our commitments." I do not have 
enough space here to detail these 
"commitments." Suffice it to say 
that the SEATO agreements calling 
for "direct action" had not occurred 
at the time of our intervention. In 
a similar situation in Laos shortly 

before, we had claimed that no 
such commitment existed, even 
though the SEATO treaty includes 
Laos in the protocal area. But ignor- 
ing the tenuousness of our agree- 
ments, world confidence in our 
other commitments will not be 
strengthened by our becoming so 
bogged down that American citizens 
begin insisting that there must not 
be any more Viet Nams. 

In short, it is a foolish policy to 

attempt to fill the role of world 
policeman without considering the 
hopes and asph-ations of others. 
American foreign policy should be 
based on the premise that we are 
the rich citizen of the world and 
should bear the greatest burden and 
perform responsibly. We have be- 
gun to adopt this standard domesti- 
cally; we should now begin to ap- 
ply it internationally. 


(Continued from Page 5) 


for consideration in alumni work in this nation and 
world today. Along with continued questions such 
as, "what is an alumni association and what is the pur- 
pose of an alumni association and what responsibility 
does an alumnus have to a college and a college to 
alumni," there are the follow-up questions which are 
my definite responsibility as executive secretary of the 
Lenoir Rhyne College Alumni Association and Direc- 
tor of Alumni Affairs at Lenoir Rhyne College. 

For instance, if we assume that the afore mentioned 
questions are answered and that there is to be an 
alumni association, the questions then arising in my 
mind are of a more practical nature. Questions such 
as: is it my job to interpret Lenoir Rhyne College to 
alumni by sending out every piece of information pos- 
sible on policy decisions? Is it my duty to let alumni 
know constantly about the many exciting programs at 
Lenoir Rhyne that continue and, in addition, about the 
many innovations that come about? Is it my job to at 
least once a year try to evaluate what has happened 
on the campus in the order of importance and to pro- 
vide interpretative reporting and editorials on these 

Then concerning the policy of the Alumni Associa- 
tion and the Alumni Office work: Should I become 
concerned when less than 20% of the alumni respond 
to Alumni Association Loyalty Fund appeals; should 
I become concerned when more alumni do not return 
to the campus on Alumni Day? 

Then when I see the tremendous number of cultural 
type proerams available on campus, I wonder whether 
we should spend the time or use the monev it would 
take to inform all alumni within 50 miles of the cam- 
pus of the opportunity to come to the campus, many 
times admission free, to such programs. 

Of course, this then raises the question: Should we 

just make it known that there are many types of pro- 
grams available and depend upon the alumnus to write 
in and say: I am interested in the arts, the business 
department, the English department? Please let me 
know anything that is happening in these areas so that 
I might attend the event, be aware of action, or just 
keep in touch. 

Then you think about the tremendous progress in 
the space program today, you begin to ask whether 
it's a job of the college through the Alumni Association 
to keep the alumni abreast of changes and how they 
might prepare themselves for change. Should the 
Alumni Association sponsor, through the college, on- 
campus summer seminars for the alumni in various 
fields or inter-related fields? Should alumni become 
more interested in student affairs, directly supporting 
programs involving students to assure them that the 
Alumni Association is made up of people, not non- 
people. Many, many questions are being asked on 
the campus of Lenoir Rhyne. Answers will be forth- 
coming. The questions raised here will be answered. 
We in the alumni office, through The New Lenoir 
Rhyne College Magazine, through chapter meetings, 
through Class Agents, through Alumni Day, through 
personal correspondance, through any means at our 
disposal, would like to communicate to you the true 
picture of what is happening on the Lenoir Rhyne 
campus. Through the same media, we would like to 
get and feed back to the campus your ideas and your 
convictions. We feel that this alumni publication can 
be a clearing-house for ideas, that it can interpret the 
campus thinking to those geographically removed, and 
that this can be done in a unique and interesting way. 
What do you think? What do you want? How can 
dialogue between you, the alumnus, and the college 
better take place? 




Alumni Class Note 
stories are taken out 
of North Carolina 
newspapers, from ar- 
ticles sent in by friends 
of the alumni written 
up and from the alumni 
themselves. Pictures 
used are ones that ivere 
available at the time 
of publication. The 
editorial policy of this 
magazine will be to in- 
clude all pertinent in- 
formation concerning 
alumni which comes 
across the desk and as 
many pictures as is 
economically feasible. 
It is hoped that alumni 
will continue to send 
in items of interest and 
will include pictures 
when possible. 

Qn Dr. Luther Phillip Baker, Kings Moun- 
tain dentist for 47 years, died on Oct. 
18 following several months of illness. Dr. 
Baker, 83, was Kings Mountain's second dentist, 
beginning practice in 1907 and retiring in 1964. 
He also was a director of First Union Na- 
tional Bank and vice president and director of 
the Kings Mountain Savings and Loan Associa- 

1 II Fred R. Yoder, who received the LL.D. 
degree in 1941, has continued to teach 
for thirteen years after retirement from Wash- 
ington State University in 1954. Most of this 
time he has taught in Campbellsville College, 
Campbellsville, Kentucky, where he has served 
as professor and chairman of the departments 
of social science, and business and economics. 

lo, Ira H. Bost of Maiden died on August 
12 of injuries sustained while operating 
a tractor on his farm. 


Dr. and Mrs. John L. Morgan of Rich- 
field recently observed their 50th 
wedding ansiversary. 

J C A retired Lutheran minister, the Rev. 
Roy Tays Troutman of Concord, died 
on Dec. 29. 

lA ^^' ^""^ Mrs. George A. Moser of 

' '' High Point, who were married on Dec. 
24, 1917, recently celebrated their 50th wedding 

lY The president -of Burke County Sav- 
ings and Loan Association, Roy C. 
Huffman of Morganton, died on August 12 
after a long illness. 

// The Rev. Ernest Robinson Lineberger, 

who founded St. Mark's Lutheran 
Church, Lumberton, and was its pastor until 
his retirement in 1962, died on Oct. 1 in 

is Ray Edgar Pitts of Newton, chair- 
man of the Catawba County Board 
of Elections, died on Jan. 12 after several 
months of failing health. 


The city editor 
of the Hickory 

Daily Record, Victor G. 

Shuford, has retired after 

27 years on the staff of 

the newspaper. 


^n The district office supervisor of Duke 
Power's Hickory district, J. H. G. 
Mitchell, retired on March 1 after 36 years 
with the company. 

£~l At the annual meeting of The Peoples 
Bank of Spotslyvania stock holders 
held at the bank of Spotsylvania, Va. in Jan., 
William B. Bolton, was elected president and 
legal officer of the bank. He is a Fredericks- 
burg, Va., attorney and is a director of The 
Peoples Bank of Stafford. 

/|| The project coordinator of Analytical 
Research and Service, Pittsburgh Coal 
Research Center, U. S. Bureau of Mines, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., Roy F. Abernethy, was granted 
the Award of Merit by the American Society 
for Testing and Materials in June. He was 
one of 24 leaders in the field of engineering 
materials presented the award. 

The former pastor of Good Shepherd Lu- 
theran Church, Goldsboro, the Rev. Glenn S. 
Eckard, has become pastor of Advent Lutheran 
Church, Spindale. 


Dr. H. V. Park was made acting head 
of the mathematics department at 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh on 

July 1. 

«^ Robert Spencer Barkley, Jr. of Gastonia 
died on Nov. 29 after a week's illness. 

Fred McCoy MuU, secretary-treasurer of 
Fresh Air Super Market, Hickory, has been 
elected to the board of directors of The 
Northwestern Bank. 

SPRING 1968 


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The dietitian at 
e n o i r Rhyne, 
Mrs. P. W. (Elsie Black) 

Deaton was named the 
recipient of the 1967 
Book of Golden Deeds 
award presented annual- 
ly by the Exchange Club 
of Hickory. The award 
is made for outstanding 
contributions to the com- 


The secretary of the North Carolina Synod 
of the Lutheran Church in America, the Rev. 
Wilford Lyerly, has been named vice pastor 
of St. Michael's Lutheran mission congregation. 
High Point, until a full time pastor is called. 

'j& James Franklin Campbell of Hickory 
'^" died of a sudden illness at his home 
on Feb. 29. At the time of his death, he was 
a material scheduler for the General Electric 
Company, Hickory. 

A former Superior Court judge, James C. 
Farthing, died unexpectedly in Raleigh on 
Dec. 6. Shortly before his death he had been 
appointed to the Court of Appeals. 

Norman (Pinkie) James 

'36 is busy with plans 
for the National Lefty- 
Righty Team Golf Tourn- 
ament held annually in 
the fall at Catawba Val- 
ley golf courses in Hick- 
ory. Mr. James has long 
been active in the leader- 
ship of the National Left- 
Handed Golfers Associa- 
tion and is deservedly 
proud of this national 
tourney which attracts 
sportsmen from all over 
the nation and many 
foreign countries to the 
Hickory area. 

'*Y Governor Dan K. Moore recently an- 
•^ ' nounced the appointment of Col. 
William H. Vanderlinden, Jr. of Hickory to 
the North Carolina National Guard Advisory 
Board, the term expiring July 31, 1969. 



Frelon W. Broome of Hickory has 
joined the Frank Baker Insurance 
Agency, Hickory, as an associate. 

The assistant North Carolina State librarian. 
Miss Elaine von Oesen of Raleigh, has been 
elected vice president of the Southeastern 
Library Association. She will automatically be- 
come president of the organization of librarians 
and library trustees and supporters next year. 

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Voigt M. Sink has com- 
pleted the U. S. Air Force senior chaplain 
course at the Air University, Maxwell Air 
Force Base, Ala. He was selected by the Air 
Force chief of chaplains to attend the advanced 
course for senior grade officers. 

The Wittenberg Univer- 
sity Choir, directed by 
Dr. L. David Miller, 

will make a 30-day con- 
cert tour of South Amer- 
ica in June, making ap- 
pearances in Columbia, 
Ecuador, Peru, Argen- 
tina, Chile, Uruguay, 
Brazil and Venezuela. 

<Q The Rev. Joe E. Caldwell of Atlanta, 
Ga., died on Oct. 2. He was a Metho- 
dist and spent a number of years as a chaplain 
in correctional institutions and later in Pastoral 
Counselling Service in Atlanta. He was one of 
only two alumni of Lenoir Rhyne College who 
became chaplain supervisors in the field of 
Clinical Pastoral Education. He was actively 
involved on both the local and national levels. 

' JA H. D. Moretz of Salem has been ap- 
"" pointed director of academic programs 
at Western Piedmont Community College, 


The new minister at Haven Lutheran 
Church, Salisbury, is the Rev. F. Curtis 

Morehead, former pastor of St. John's Lutheran 

Church, Hudson. 


Directors of Wachovia Bank and Trust 
Company on Jan. 16 elected C. Miller Sigmon, 

Morganton, vice president and cashier to the 
bank's Morganton board. 

Miss Coralie O. Witherspoon of Hickory has 
been named head of the physical therapy 
department at Catawba Memorial Hospital 
near Hickory. 

' J^ W. Richard Rodgers, Sr. of Kanna- 
^" polls was recently promoted to vice 
president of the Kannapolis branch of Security 
Bank and Trust Company. 

'J5 The pastor of New Hanover Lutheran 

■ » Church, New Hanover, Pa., the Rev. 
Edgar M. Cooper, will be included in the 
Dictionary of International Biography, 1967-68 
edition. He has been pastor of the New 
Hanover parish since 1945. 

A.A Recently a scholarship in chemistry 

■ ■ to a Lenoir Rhyne student has been 
offered by Clyde A. Farris, Jr. of Knoxville, 
Tenn. He has been accorded the honor of 
being listed in the 1967-68 edition of Marquis' 
"Who's Who in the South and Southwest." 

'ML Mrs. Wiley (Evelyn Haas) Rayle of 
^" Maiden passed away on July 25 after 
an extended period of declining health. 

The director of adult and continuing educa- 
tion at Catawba Valley Technical Institute, 
Hickory, Larry Penley, has been named as one 
of the officers in the North Carolina Associa- 
tion's division of higher education. 

Mrs. F. P. (Ruth Price) Abell of New York, 
N. Y. is now working at New York Univer- 
sity. She is secretary to Dr. George S. Klein, 
director of the Research Center for Mental 

A former missionary to Argentina, the Rev. 
N, Earl Townsend, has accepted a call to be- 
come pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 

' JTF Mrs. (Clara McLaughlin) Turrentine of 
'» Salisbury was recently initiated into 
the Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, inter- 
national honorary educational sorority. 

Ernest Roseman of Morganton has been 
elected to the board of directors of the Knox 
Company with headquarters in Morganton. He 
is manager of the insurance premium finance 
division of the Knox Company. 

The pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran 
Church, Durham, the Rev. Harry H. 

Robinson, Jr., has been named president of 

the Durham Ministerial Association. 

A member of the Mooresville Federal Sav- 
ings and Loan Association's bookkeeping de- 
partment, Harry W. Smith, has been named 
secretary of the association. 

' JQ S. Vernon Gartner has been appointed 
"# western district sales manager for Mc- 
Lean Trucking, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Harold W. Cline of Concord, formerly ad- 
ministrative assistant for the Belk-Cline De- 
partment Stores, has been named vice-president 
of the several corporations in the Belk-Cline 
group of Belk stores. 

The former dean and registrar of Brevard 
College, Dr. J. Braxton Harris, has joined 
the State Department of Public Instruction 
as supervisor in teacher education and as- 
sistant director of the division of teacher 

A Presbyterian ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Lucia Grace Jentgen of Pilot Point, 
Texas, and Silvio Jeffrey Pascal of Valdese 
on June 30 in Galveston, Texas. They live in 
Galveston where he is associate director of 
hospitals at the University of Texas Medical 
branch. She is director of pediatric nursing at 
the University of Texas Medical branch. 

Coltrane Carswell Sherrill of Lenoir has 
joined the faculty of Catawba Valley Techni- 
cal Institute, Hickory, as an instructor in 
business administration. 

Ln Charles R. Cagle of Hickory has been 
*'" named supervisor of customer service 

at the General Electric transformer plant near 


The head football coach 
at Lenoir Rhyne College, 
Hanley Painter, has been 
selected coach of the 
year for District 26 of 
the National Association 
of Intercollegiate Athle- 

The secretary and director of the First 
Savings and Loan Association of Hickory, 
Wilbert W. Seabock, has been named president 
of the Catawba County Heart Association. 


Penn Bernhardt of Greensboro has 
been named assistant scout executive — 

a program of the general Green Council, Boy 

Scouts of America. 

David R. Jordan of Maiden has been named 
manager — traffic, finished stock and general 
stores of General Electric's distribution trans- 
former plant near Hickory. He has also been 
named campaign chairman for Eastern Ca- 
tawba County United Fund for 1967-68 in 

A double-ring ceremony at Fairview Baptist 
Church, Reidsville, united in marriage Miss 
Peggy Ellen Coleman of Reidsville and Jack 
Lee Phillips of Liberty on Aug. 5. He is a 
teacher and coach at Wentworth High School 
and she is a teacher in the Reidsville city 




and African culture at points of inter- 

During the course of a week in the 
Freshman and Sophomore years the 
honors student would expect to listen 
to a lecture on Monday, use Tuesday as 
a listening session, and Wednesday, 
Thursday, or Friday for small discus- 
sion sections. 

Other work required during the 
Freshman and Sophomore years would 
be 10 hours of math and logic and 10 
hours of science, in addition to passing 
a test of proficiency in reading one 
foreign language. 

The Junior year would include work 
in methods of research with work in 
humanities, behavioral sciences, mathe- 
matics, or science. 

The Senior year would include a col- 
loquium and studies in Christian Ethics 
or equivalent (eg. modern drama or 

Gitlin explained that what he had in 
mind would be a pilot program which 
would have its own administration and 
its own financing. 

On hand to hear his presentation were 
Dr. Louis T. Almen and Dr. Richard J. 
Petersen, representative of the Board of 
College Education and Church Voca- 
tions of the Lutheran Church in 

Asked whether a person completing 
the suggested program could get into 
graduate school or professional school, 
Gitlin replied that he saw no problem 

Gitlin's ideas met with varied reac- 
tion from faculty members present. 

Some asked, "Why start with the 
modern period first?" The answer came 
that students are not oriented histori- 
cally and that this approach may serve 
to whet their appetite. 

"Why Christian Ethics so late?" was 
another question. And the reply was 
that one cannot study modem art with- 
out studying the values surrounding it. 
This means that Christian Ethics will 
be imbedded in the entire program, 
Gitlin said. 

Gitlin, who came to Lenoir Rhyne 
in January as associate professor of 
Bible and philosophy, was released from 

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On a recent visit to 
Lake Forest, the Rev. 
Robert G. Walker of 

Chapel Hill talked with 
Mike Campbell, a rookie 
with the St. Louis Cardi- 
nals who was recupera- 
ting from a leg injury. 


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•** L( 

Howard T. Clark, coordinator of the 
.C.T. program at Granite Falls High 
School, Granite Falls, died on Jan. 16. 

Earl J. Fry of Merced, Calif, was awarded 
the doctor of education degree from the Uni- 
versity of Southern California at Los Angeles 
on June 8. He is assistant superintendent for 
the Merced Junior College district and dean 
of business services at Merced College. 

Nollie Moore Pafton, Jr. of Gastonia died 
in a Morganton hospital on Sept. 4 after an 
illness of six months. Before his death he was 
sales representative for Drexel Enterprises in 
the piedmont area of North and South Carolina. 

On Sept. 1, Dr. Daniel D. Sain of Daytona 
Beach, Fla., joined the faculty of Embry 
Riddle Aeronautical Institute, Daytona Beach, 
as professor of humanities and chairman of the 
division of arts and sciences. 

An Elkin realtor. Jack Underdown, has been 
awarded the Senior Residential Appraiser 
designation by the Societv of Real Estate Ap- 
praiser board of governors. 

'C) Donald D. Abemethy has resigned as 
•'*' director of student teaching at Pem- 
broke State College to accept the position of 
superintendent of Hoke County Schools in 

The new pastor at St. Luke's Lutheran 
Church, Lexington, is the Rev. Ted W. Coins, 
former pastor of Good Hope Lutheran Church, 

William E. Lazenby of Statesville has been 
named foreman-wire, winding and installation 
at the General Electric distribution trans- 
former plant near Hickory. 

The president and owner of Wilson Transfer 
Company, Inc., Gastonia, William H. Wilson, 
Jr., died suddenly on August 15. 

KA Major Janis Auzins of Silver Spring, 
**" Md., has been awarded the Army 
Commendation Medal for the performance of 
exceptionally meritorious service with the 40th 
Dental Service Detachment in the Republic of 
South Vietnam from May 1966 to May 1967. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. (Doris Crawley) 
Peeler of Hickory announced the birth of a 
daughter, Kristine Diane, on March 24. 

The American Board of Internal Medicine, 
Philadelphia, Pa., has announced its certifica- 
tion of Dr. George Ennis of Hickory as a 
Diplomate in Internal Medicine. 

Mrs. Paul (Margaret Fisher) Clifton of 
Jacksonville received the master's degree in 
library science from the University of North 
Carolina in August and is now a librarian in 
DeLalio Elementary School at the New River 
Marine Corps Air Facility. Her husband is 
an instructor at Field Medical Service School 
at Camp Lejeune. He was hospitalized for a 
year after being wounded in Vietnam. He 
received three purple hearts. 

Tommy V. Funderburke has been promoted 
to the installment loan officer at the Hender- 
sonville office of the First Union National 

Charles Gilley of Prospects Heights, 111. has 
been promoted to assistant general sales man- 
ager, eastern division, of Paslode Company, 
Skokie, 111. 

Dr. William H. Shu- 
ford, Hickory, has been 
named associate profes- 
sor of modern foreign 
languages at Furman Uni- 
versity, Greenville, S. C. 


^S A daughter, Janthi Elizabeth, was 
born on Nov. 21 to the Rev. and 
Mrs. Carl M. Fisher of Perak, Malaysia. 

John Edwin Jones, 

formerly chief industrial 
engineer for Charles Pin- 
dyck, Inc., has joined the 
hosiery division of Hanes 
Corporation as director 
of industrial engineering 
in Winston-Salem. 


Sq The director of the extension program 
at Davidson County Community College, 
lack D. Ballard, has been named president of 
the new Nash County Technical Institute at 
Rocky Mount. 

Captain James D. Bayne completed a military 
chaplain orientation course on Sept. 1 at the 
Army Chaplain School, Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. 

William Fulton of Montvale, N. J. has joined 
Rice University as a field representative for the 
development office. 

Robert Earle Morgan has joined the faculty 
of Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs, as 
associate professor of mathematics. 

A daughter, Kristine Diane, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Peeler of Hickory 
on March 24, 1967. 

The Rev. Everett R. Price recently accepted 
a call from the Board of American Missions, 
Lutheran Church of America, to develop a 
Lutheran Mission Church in Hartsville, S. C. 
He was formerly pastor of Holy Cross 
Lutheran Church, Lincolnton. 

Captain J. T. Tolbert recently received the 
U. S. Air Force Commendation Medal re- 
cognizing his meritorious service as a project 
officer in the weapons controller school at 
Yoza Dake Air Station, Okinawa. He is now 
stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. 

'CT Mrs. James M. (Dorothy Leatherwood) 

*" Moore of Granite Falls has been em- 
ployed by CaldweU County schools as a read- 
ing consultant to work with elementary teachers 
and students. 

The head football coach at Mt. Pleasant 
High School, Arden Ray, has resigned to ac- 
cept a position as line coach of the Charlotte 
Harding High School football team. 

SPRING 1968 








Wedding vows were ex- 
changed by Miss Saundra 
Nan Wilson and Dr. 
Charles Franklin Cooke, 

'59 both of Hildebran, on 
Oct. 6 in Hildebran. He 
is an associate professor 
and head of the physics 
department at Lenoir 
Rhyne College; she is em- 
ployed in the IBM de- 
partment at Lenoir Rhyne. 
They make their home in 

Norman Richard James 

'59 of Hickory was re- 
cently named executive 
vice-president of Master 
Supply Company, Inc., 

A son, Curtis H., was 
was born to Dr. and Mrs. 
H. Y. Chi '60 of Chicago, 
111., on November 12. 
Both Dr. and Mrs. Chi 
are attending the School 
of Mission at New Lu- 
theran School of Theo- 
logy, Chicago, 111. He is 
a candidate under ap- 
pointment to the Phebe 
Hospital in Liberia, West 
Africa, as a medical mis- 
sionary. They will leave 
for Liberia in April. 

The contractors division 
for the 1967-68 Greater 
Hickory United Fund 
Drive will be headed by 
Kenneth L. Ferguson, who 
is secretary and assistant 
treasurer of Midstate Con- 
tractors, Inc. 

Larry A. Isenhour '60 

of Hickory has joined the 
staff of Catawba Valley 
Technical Institute as re- 

Mr. and Mrs. David R. 
(Rachel Rudisill) Keck 

'60 announced the birth 
of a daughter on Feb. 17. 
They have moved to 
Boone wrere he is pastor 
of Grace Evangelical Lu- 
theran Church. 

A vice-president of First 
Citizens Bank and Trust 
Company, Richard E. 
Maxey '60 has assumed 
new administrative, mul- 
tiple loan and operations 
duties at the bank's Ashe- 
ville office. Formerly of 
Kings Mountain, he was 
chosen Young Man of 
the Year by the Kings 
Mountain Jaycees for 

Thomas R. Watts of Hickory has been 
promoted to assistant to the vice-president of 
sales at Hickory Springs Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Inc. 

f PQ Elmer T. Biggerstaff, representative for 
JO Drexel Furniture Company for the 
past eight years, has been transferred from 
North Carolina-Virginia territory to Michigan. 

A daughter, Yvonne Faye, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry McRae Brawley of Cherry- 
ville on May 30. 

Edwin R. Chapman of Dallas, professor of 
biology at Gaston College, who is on leave 
of absence from the college to enter the 
doctoral program at the University of Florida, 
has been appointed a research assistant. 

The former pastor of St. Stephens Lutheran 
Church, Lenoir, the Rev. George A. Keck, has 
begun his new duties as pastor of Epiphany 
Lutheran Church, Winston-Salem. 

Wedding vows between Miss Audrey Jeanette 
Huffman and Bobby Keith Seitz, both of Hick- 
ory, were solemnized on June 18 in Hickory. 
They live in Hickory where he is principal of 
Mountain View Elementary School. She is a 
teacher at St. Stephens High School. 

The Rev. Robert F. Sims, former pastor of 
Ascension Lutheran Church, Shelby, is the new 
pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, McLean, 

Penelope Baptist Church, Hickory, was the 
scene of the Jan. 20 wedding of Miss Nancy 
Ann Rhoney of Hickory and Robert Bruce 
Nelson of Asheville. He is accounting super- 
visor of Southern Desk Company, Hickory, 
and she is legal secretary to Attorney Joe P. 
Whitener, Hickory. 

The former pastor of Christ Lutheran 
Church, Stanley, the Rev. Ralph J. Wallace, 
has accepted a call to Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, Lincolnton. 

The new pastor of Good Hope Lutheran 
Church, Hickory, is the Rev. Robert L. Young, 
former pastor of Amity Lutheran Church, 

'CQ Tommy L. Johnson of Hildebran re- 
•^ ' cently returned from Antarctica where 
he conducted an inspection of a U. S. Navy 
nuclear reactor. He is with the health physics 
division of the Naval Research Laboratory. 

The marriage of Miss Linda Joyce Stritzinger 
of Clemson, S. C. and Franklin Brown Mc- 
Arver, Jr. of Gastonia took place Dec. 22 in 
Gastonia. They live in Gastonia. 

Sam C. Sain has been appointed a field 
claim representative in the Salisbury office of 
the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 

Richard H. Simpson of Concord was re- 
cently named executive vice-president of Citi- 
zens Savings and Loan Association, Concord. 

'An Wedding vows were exchanged in 
"'' Hickory by Miss J"yce Gwynn George 
of West Redding, Conn., and Donald Corbett 
of Norwalk, Conn, on Feb. 17. He is an en- 
gineer at Parkin-Elmer Corp., South Wilton, 
Conn. They live in West Redding, Conn. 

The Rev Robert Lattimore is the new pastor 
at Germantown Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. 
He was formerly pastor of Mountain View 
Baptist Church, Meadowview, Va. 

Hansel McCrorie of Charlotte recently par- 
ticipated in an advanced speech training pro- 
gram held by Chas. Pfizer and Company, 
Inc., at Marriott Twin Bridges, Washington, 
D. C. He is a district hospital manager for 
Pfizer's J. B. Roerig division which markets 
prescription specialities, vitamins, and nutri- 
tional supplements. 

Major Jacob Wayne Moore of Catawba re- 
cently left for a 13-month tour of duty in 
Vietnam. For the past 12 weeks, the major 
has been stationed at the U. S. Marine Corps 
Air Station, Beaufort, S. C, for retraining in 
the F-4 Phantom aircraft. 

Winfred C. Shuping of Roanoke, Va. has 
been named Teacher of the Year at Breckin- 
ridge Junior High School by members of the 
Future Teachers of America Club. He teaches 
seventh grade at the school. 

Joe E. Troutman, director of Christian Edu- 
cation at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cleve- 
land, Ohio, was one of the members of the 
Christian Heritage tour to the Holy Land, 
Greece, Italy, and Germany which left on 
Oct. 12 with Dr. John L. Yost, Jr., pastor 
of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hickory, 
tour director. 

The pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church, 
Salisbury, the Rev. Robert L. Troutman, has 

been named secretary of Christian Education 
for the North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran 
Church in America. 

A son, Robert, Jr., was born on Oct. 16 
to Lt. and Mrs. Robert E. Webb of- Glen- 
view, 111. 

A I A Lutheran ceremony united in mar- 

riage Miss Barbara Marlene AUran of 

Cherryville and Floyd Ladell Herman, Jr., of 

Hickory on June 25 in Cherryville. He is a 
student at Lutheran Southern Theological 
Seminary. She is employed at Lenoir Rhyne 

The assistant superintendent of the Hickory 
Administrative school unit, William G. Barker, 

resigned on June 30. 

Miss Linda Lou Cloninger and Harvey 
Willard Holmes, Jr., both of Gastonia, were 
united in marriage on July 7 in Gastonia. 
They live in Gastonia where he is employed 
by Henley Paper Company as an industrial 
paper salesman. She is employed in the busi- 
ness office at Gaston College. 

Miss Tenita Deal of San Francisco has been 
appointed supervisor-stewardess training instruc- 
tor for American Airlines at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

Mickey Dry of Charlotte has been elected 
assistant cashier of Wachovia Bank and Trust 
Company, Charlotte. 

Vineville Methodist Church, Mason, Ga., 
was the setting for the July 29 wedding of 
Miss Sally Ruark and Gerald Von Gouge, 
both of Savannah, Ga. They live in Savannah 
where both are employed by Chatham County 
Department of Family and Children Services. 

The Rev. Richard B. Graf, Jr. has been 
named campus pastor to the University of 
Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. 

The Rev. Joseph P. Hester resigned as pastor 
of Mount Holly Baptist Church, Mount Holly, 
on Sept. 1 to become assistant professor in 
the department of social studies at Gaston 




The Alumni Loyalty Fund, under the leadership of Coach 
Clarence Stasavich '35, has exceeded $50,000 to date (a $10,000 
increase over 1967) and gifts are still coming in. The goal is 

Class Agents and Regional Chairmen in the fall of 1967 
began to interpret the story of the Loyalty Fund to alumni 
through letters and personal contact. 

A program of annual giving was first adopted by Lenoir 
Rhyne alumni in the 1940's and shortly after the Alumni 
Office was established at Lenoir Rhyne in 1949, the name of 
the program was changed from Living Endowment to Loyalty 

It was not until 1961 that the Loyalty Fund came "of 
age"; that year the alumni gave over $12,000, which qua- 
drupled the record of any previous year. The fund has con- 
tinued to grow. 

The Loyalty Fund has become an important program to 
Lenoir Rhyne College. In the last seven years it has provided 
more than $154,000 for College use, and as costs of day-to-day 
operations continue to rise, alumni will be called upon for even 
greater contributions. 

"Lenoir Rhyne Trustee and the administration depend on 
the Loyalty Fund to help meet expenses," Coach Stasavich of 
East Carolina University said in an orientation meeting for 
Class Agents and Regional Chairmen. "The college especially 
welcomes Loyalty Fund gifts because they are unrestricted, 
and may therefore be used wherever needed most: in areas 
of scholarships, faculty salaries, library additions, dormitory 
additions, etc." 

Hickory area alumni this year have (at the time this goes 
to press) contributed nearly $25,000 to the 1968 Loyalty Fund. 

O. Leonard Moretz, Hickory Chairman, beaded a group 
of approximately 150 workers, who went out to tell the 
Loyalty Fund Story to fellow alumni. More detail concern- 
ing the work in Hickory and other areas will follow after the 
June 30 closing of the 1968 Loyalty Fund. Also, a Loyalty 
Fund Honor Roll will be printed and distributed at the close 
of the Loyalty Fund year. 

Any alumnus who has not made his gifts may still have 
it included in the 1968 Loyalty Fund by mailing it to the 
Alumni Office, Lenoir Rhyne College, or to his Class Agent 

Clarence Stasavich, 
right, heads 
campaign while 
Leonard Moretz, 
below, spearheads 
successful Hickory 
Regional effort. 
Class agents, bottom 
left, spur letter 
campaign, while 
regional groups head 
out for eyeball to 
eyeball contact. 

With sadness is announced the death of 
Rachel Boen Short, day-old infant daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. (Elizabeth Keister) 
Short of Franklin, Tenn. 

The Rev. and Mrs. W. Brain (Patricia Kluttz) 
Hinshaw of Franklin Square, N. Y., have 
moved to Oxford, England. He has received 
a full scholarship to Oxford University in 
order to write his dissertation for the com- 
pletion of his Ph.D. degree in philosophy. He 
has been assistant pastor of Ascension Lutheran 
Church, Franklin Square. 

Miss Carolyn Strickland of Dunn was mar- 
ried to John B. McGinnis of Kings Mountain 
in York, S. C, on April 14. They live in Kings 
Mountain where he is associated with the 
McGinnis Department Store. 

Victor E. Micol, Jr. has been promoted to 
the rank of major in the U. S. Army and is 
presently serving as operations and training 
officer at Fort Rucker, Ala. 

Lt. and Mrs. Robin P. (Lanay Nau) Hart- 
man of Hickory announced the birth of a son, 
Gregory Philip, on Jan. 4. 

G. Adrian Stanley of Winston-Salem has been 
named principal of Broad Street Junior High 
School in Burlington. 

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greens- 
boro, was the setting for the Dec. 2 wedding 
of Miss Martha Scott Craig of Greensboro 
and James Elbert Vaughn of Hickory. They 
hve in Greensboro where both are employed 
by Blue Bell, Inc. 

William Whitener of Hickory has been named 
principal of Blackburn Elementary School. 


The Rev. and Mrs. G. David (Marilyn 
M. Bopp) Swygert of Leesville, S. C, 
announced the birth of a son, George David, 
Jr., on April 18. Pastor Swygert graduated 
from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary 
in May and is pastor of St. James Lutheran 
Church, Leesville. 

Gamewell Methodist Church, Lenoir, was 
the scene of the July 1 wedding of Miss Frances 
Carolyn Houck of Lenoir and William Howard 
Coffey of Gastonia. He is employed as con- 
troller at Cellar Products Company, Inc., 
Patterson. They make their home in Lenoir. 

Mr. and Mrs. William F. (Betty Ann Hack- 
mann) Stevenson, Jr. of Baltimore, Md., an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Lauren Ann, 
on Jan. 31. 

Miss Sandra Lee Holshouser of Salisbury is 
now teaching sixth grade in the Chofu Elemen- 
tary School, Tokyo, Japan. This is one of the 
many dependents schools operated by the 
United States Department of Defense in over- 
seas areas to supply the educational needs of 
military families. 

Daniel C. Hoover of Concord has been 
promoted to city editor and contributor to 
the editorial page on the staff of the Concord 

An agent with Western and Southern Life 
Insurance Company, Concord, P. M. Isenhour, 
has been promoted to associate sales manager 
for the Gastonia district. 

Miss Vivian Wilson Mitchell of Hildebran 
received the master of arts degree in elemen- 
tary education from George Peabody College 
for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 17. 
She is presently teaching at Hildebran Elemen- 
tary School. 

Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte, was the 
setting for the March 18 wedding of Miss 

Mary Catherine DeVilbiss and Benjamin F. 
Moomaw, IV both of Charlotte. They live in 
Charlotte where he is employed by Motors 
Insurance Corporation of General Motors. 

Ralph K. Ostrom, Jr. of Marion presently 
holds the position of instructor in English 
literature at Eastern Kentucky University, 
Richmond, Ky. 

A Charlotte observer sportswriter for several 
years, Emil Parker, has been named director 
of sports information at Davidson College, 

Mrs. Tommy (Ann Suggs) Guthrie of Hick- 
ory is the new kindergarten teacher at High- 
land Baptist Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Tunstall, Jr. of 

Richmond, Va. announced the birth of a 
daughter, Marianna Louise, on Dec. 6. He 
has been promoted to the jobber-distributor 
channel as division sales representative of Pure 
Oil Company. 

f#^ Miss Judy Carol Dayvault and Gary 
U4J Arlen Goodman, both of Kannapolis 
were united in marriage on Nov. 19 in Kanna- 
polis. He is employed by Carolina Consolida- 
tors, Charlotte. They live in Lake Norman. 

The masters degree was awarded to Wilbum 
George Burgin, Jr., by the University of North 
Carolina in June. He has been appointed as- 
sistant principal at Stonewall Jackson Senior 
High School, Manassas, Va. 

Ronald R. Beaver has joined the faculty of 
Davidson County Community College as an 
instructor in physical education. 

Robert C. Beck of Winston-Salem, who is 
employed by the Simplex Time Recorder Cor- 
poration, has been granted a patent on which 
is believed to be a most "revolutionary" type 
switch. The patent became effective Jan. 10, 
1968, and a short time later a contract was 
signed with Barton Grigsby Co. of Arlington 
Heights, 111. as license for manufacturing the 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. (Diane Deal) Tun- 
stall, Jr. of Richmond, Va., announced the 
birth of a daughter, Marianna Louise, on Dec. 
6. Mr. Tunstall has been promoted to the 
jobber-distributor channel as division sales 
representative of Pure Oil Company. 



the aforesaid board member, who was 
no longer a member of the board, came 
to the college and cautioned the faculty 
not to write the name with the hyphen, 
since as he said, the form with the 
hyphen was illegal. He must have known 
what he was saying, as he almost cer- 
tainly was responsible for having the 
name written in this absurd way which 
has persisted since 1927. 

I have agitated for the past 10 or 15 
years for a restoration of the hyphen as 
it was meant to be. However not many 
of the alumni seem interested or don't 
mind it that they are alumni of a college 
whose administration seems not to know 
how to write English. And all that I have 
got out of it is that one alumnus called 
me "The Hero of the Hyphen." 

Albertus Flowers of Myrtle Beach, S. C, 
recently participated in an advanced speech 
training program held by Chas. Pfizer and 
Company, Inc., at the International Inn. 
Tampa, Fla. He is a professional sales re- 
presentative for the Pfizer Laboratories Divi- 
sion, which markets antibiotics, vaccines and 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Margaret Elizabeth GuUedge of Charlotte and 
John Ira Moore, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., 
on July 9 in Charlotte. They live in Virginia 
Beach where she is employed by the Child 
and Family Service. He is employed by the 
Mental Health Center in Norfolk. 

Charles Harrington of Taylorsville has been 
employed as state probation officer in Taylors- 

A daughter, Julia Ethelyn, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Thomas R. (Ethelyn C. Smith) Hegele 

of Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 31. On June 
1 he was promoted to Lieutenant, U.S.N. 

John Gary Odom of Morganton has begun 
his duties as instructor of business and 
economics at Western Piedmont Community 
College, Morganton. 

Mrs. Earl (Gail Price) Huffman of Hickory 
was recently named recipient of the Outstand- 
ing Young Educator of the Year award given 
annually by the Hickory Jaycees. She is a 
fifth grade teacher at Kenworth Elementary 

St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Tyro, was the 
setting for the June 24 wedding of Beverly 
Kaye Rentz and Stokes Jackson Leonard, both 
of Lexington. He is employed in the pro- 
duction control department of Malory Battery 
Company in Lexington where they make their 

Robert H. Rowland of High Point has 
joined Tomlinson Furniture, High Point, in 
the cost accounting department. 

Miss Elaine Sherrill of Lenoir and Edward 
James Monogham of Glenside, Pa., were joined 
in marriage on Nov. 26 in Lenoir. He is 
employed as assistant plant engineer for Nar- 
ricott Industries, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. They 
live in Willow Grove, Pa. 

First Baptist Church, Hudson, was the scene 
of the Dec. 17 wedding of Miss Sherry Dianne 
Watson and Allan Robert Smith, both of 
Hudson. He is employed by Southern Bell 
Telephone Company and she is employed at 
Whitnel Beauty Salon. They live in Hudson. 

Miss Becky A. Stasa- 

vich of Greenville has 
been named assistant dean 
of students and an in- 
structor in English at 
Pfeiffer College, Misen- 


Dr. P. E. Turner, after recently completing 
r, two-year tour of duty with the U. S. Navy, 
is entering the practice of dentistry in Shelby. 

A daughter, Luanne, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. T. L. Wooten of Charlotte in November, 

ngL Wedding vows were exchanged by 
Miss Lynn Suzanne Monroe of High 
Point and Arthur Lee Bolick of Claremont on 
Jan. 29. He is a North Carolina probation 
officer in McDowell County. They live in 



A daughter, Deborah Suzanne, was born to 
Lt. and Mrs. Owen Robert (Judith Elaine 
Davis) Hill of Grand Forks Air Force Base, 
N. D., on Feb. 24. 

Miss Glenda Lee Earley of Morganton be- 
came the bride of Captain Raymond Gerald 
Crepeau, U.S.A.F., of Woodstock, R. I. on 
Oct. 28 in Morganton. They live in Sunny- 
mead, Calif. 

Robert Emmett Eckard 

of Hickory has joined 
the faculty of Lenoir 
Rhyne College as instruc- 
tor in Spanish. 


Miss Jeanne Elizabeth Smith of Salisbury 
was married to James Robert Ehlers of Dayton, 
Ohio on Sept. 2 in Salisbury. They live in 
Norfolk, Va. She is teaching at Malibu School, 
Virginia Beach, Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Gary Ellison of Leesburg, 
Va., are presently teaching at Laudoun County 
High School in Leesburg. They both teach 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Shelby Jean Flowers of Columbus, Ga., and 
Staff Sergeant Wayne Oilman Barrett of Fort 
Benning, Ga., on Sept. 2 in Hickory. They 
live in Columbus, Ga. 

Mrs. A. Benny (Mary Sue Hart) Kessler of 
Rincon, Ga., recently received her masters 
degree in floral design from the Hixson Florist 
School in Lakewood, Ohio. The owner of 
Hart's Flower House in Rincon, Ga., she also 
has been elected secretary-treasurer of the 
Georgia unit of Teleflora Delivery Service. 

A daughter, Deborah Elizabeth, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. (Mary Ruth 
Mauney) Rhyne of Clemson, S. C. 

Second Lieutenant Jimmie G. Morrison of 
Hickory has been graduated from the training 
course at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas, 
for U. S. Air Force supply officers. He has 
been assigned to Gunter Air Force Base, Ala., 
to become a member of the Air Defense 
Command which protects the United States 
against enemy air attack. 

Resurrect Lutheran Church, Arlington, Va., 
was the setting for the July 29 wedding of 
Miss Margaret Lee Lambie of Arlington and 
Michael L. Pope of Monroe. They live in 
Jacksonville, Fla., where both are teaching. 

Robert W. Preslar of Hickory has been 
named an instructor in English at Pfeiffer 
College, Misenheimer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mac (Peggy Rice) Sherrill of 
Asheville announced the birth of a daughter, 
Kimberly Ann. 

H. G. Royall, Jr. of Morganton has been 
named administrative principal of the North 
Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton. 

A Lutheran ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Susan Jane Scarborough of Hamlet and 
Ralph Warren Beisler of Guilderland Center, 
N. Y. on July 29 in Hamlet. They live in 
Guilderland Center. 

The co-publisher of The Taylorsville Times, 
Lee Sharpe, has been named Outstanding 
Young Man of the Year for 1967 by the 
Taylorsville Jaycees. 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, High Point, 
was the setting for the Aug. 19 wedding of 
Miss Sally Spencer Osb'orn of High Point and 
Lawson Douglas Stowe of Mt. Holly. They 
live in Memphis, Tenn., where he is chaplain 
in residence at the Memphis City Hospital. 

Wedding vows were exchanged in Hickory 
on June 17 by Miss Mary Ann Thornburg of 
Hickory and Coite Edward Sherrill of States- 
ville. They live in Statesville where they are 
both faculty members at Troutman School. 

Second Lieutenant David M. Webb has been 
awarded silver wings upon graduation from 
U. S. Air Force navigator training at Mather 
Air Force Base, Cahf. He has been assigned 
to Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., for fly- 
ing duty with the Strategic Air Command. 

Mr. and Mrs. Perry D. (Carolyn Williams) 

Hood of Salisbury announced the birth of 
their first child, a daughter, Elizabeth, on 
June 17. 

Mrs. Reid (Mary Yoder) Perry of Hickory, 
has been selected as director of the new week- 
day kindergarten to be held at First Methodist 
Church, Granite Falls. 

'A^ Southern Baptist Church, Rutherford- 
"'^ ton, was the scene of the June 18 
wedding of Miss Katie Jane Biggerstaff of 
Rutherfordton and Johnny Green Floyd of 
Martling, Ala. 

Luther Joel Brown of Indianapolis, Ind., 
was graduated from Indiana University in June 
with a master of music in piano with high 
distinction. He returned to Indiana this fall 
to work on the doctor of music degree in 

Mr. and Mrs. Eldon (Linda Price) Eckard 

of Greensboro announced the birth of a son, 
Mark, on Dec. 18. 

Joe C. Epting of St. 

Petersburg, Fla. has joined 
the staff of Lenoir Rhyne 
College in the office of 
the business manager with 
specific duties in financial 
aid for students. 


Specialist Fourth Class Ronald L. Harris 

was recently presented with a Letter of Ap- 
preciation upon completion of a 14-month tour 
of duty in the Republic of Korea. Stationed 
with Headquarters, Second Battalion, 32nd 
Infantry, Seventh Infantry Division, Camp 
Hovey. Korea, he has been relocated at the 
U. S. Training Center at Ft. Jackson, S. C. 

Wedding vows were exchanged in Hickory 
on Feb. 18 by Miss Judy Carol Hefner of 
Hickory and Don Alan Hatala of Clare- 
mont. They live in Hickory where he is em- 
ployed by General Electric Company. 

Miss Alva Lea Herman received the master 
of arts degree in English from Florida State 
University, Tallahessee, in April. She has ac- 
cepted a position as instructor of English at 
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. 

A daughter, Kemberly Joyce, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. David R. (Brenda Houser) 
Eaton of Charlotte on Aug. 22. 

Mark C. Johnson of Statesville and Miss 
Willie Ruth Spoon of Gibsonville were mar- 
ried on Feb. 25 at Friedens Lutheran Church, 
Gibsonville. He is a student at Lutheran 
Theological Southern Seminary. She is a nurse 
at Providence Hospital in Columbia, S. C, 
where they make their home. 

Kenneth L. Joines of Mooresville has been 
commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. 
Air Force upon graduation from Officer Can- 
didate School at Lackland Air Force Base, 
Texas. He has been assigned to Lowry Air 
Force Base, Colo., for training as a procure- 
ment officer. 

If you are a writer, photo- 
grapher, or artist, or see any 
other way you can enhance 
the alumni publication, join 
the Staff. 

All it takes is a note to 
Mrs. Don (Vivienne Poteat 
'49) Stafford, 1150 11th St., 
N.W., Hickory, N. C. 28601, 
or Jim Rice in the Alumni 
Office, telling them you will 
be available for assignments 
in your geographical area, and 
you're on. What kind of as- 
signment? Maybe a profile of 
an outstanding alumnus, may- 
be a feature showing the im- 
pact of Lenoir Rhyne alumni 
on a geographical area, maybe 
a photo essay story, or maybe 
a new logo. 

TOMORROW (Continued) 
some of his teaching responsibihties in 
order to give thought and direction to 
the honors program. His approach is 
toward an inter-departmental honors 
program, very unHke the honors pro- 
grams now set up in departments. He 
explained, however, that the depart- 
mental programs would not be elimi- 
nated with the advent of the program he 
was suggesting. 

The honors committee of the faculty 
was not in position at the time Gitlin 
presented his ideas to give a formal re- 
port, but stated that in general, the 
concept of "Christianity and Culture" 
was being seriously considered. 

Another committee working along the 
same lines is the faculty curriculum 
committee, which is presently taking a 
long-range look at the core curriculum 
of Lenoir Rhyne. 

If the honors program as conceived 
by Gitlin is accepted as presented or 
in an ammended form, the student suc- 
cessfully completing the program would 
graduate with an A.B. degree with 

College President Raymond M. Bost 
at the meeting explained to the faculty 
that there is an unusual amount of 
ferment in higher education across the 
nation along with the desire to do some- 
thing different. 

"Lenoir Rhyne College," Bost says, 
"needs improvement, and through com- 
mittees such as the honors committee 
and the curriculum committee, we are 
searching to see what our oprtions are." 

SPRING 1968 


The wedding of Miss Barbara Ann Kent of 

Winston-Salem and Lt. Floyd Thomas Prescott 
of Kinston took place on May 14 in Ardmore 
Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. They live 
in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he is 
stationed with the U. S. Army. She is em- 
ployed by the American National Red Cross 
Service to Military Hospital Programs at 
Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Army Private Edgar M. Ketchie, Jr., com- 
pleted eight weeks of advanced infantry train- 
ing at Ft. Dix, N. J., on Jan. 12. He re- 
ceived specialized instruction in small unit 
tactics and in firing such weapons as the M-14 
rifle, the M-60 machine gun and the 3.5-inch 
rocket laucher. 

Noami Ruth Knaul graduated from Florida 
State University in April 1967 with a masters 
degree in social work. She is currently work- 
ing at South Carolina State Hospital in 
Columbia, S. C, as a psychiatric social worker. 

Miss Janice Lynn McSwain of Albemarle 
and Robert Newell Simmons, Jr. of Charlotte 
were married in Albemarle on Aug. 19. They 
live in Barnesville, Ga., where both are teach- 
ing at Gordon Military College. 

Herman S. Minges of Lumberton, president 
of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Lum- 
berton, Inc., was recently elected to the board 
of directors of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of 
Long Island, Inc., parent organization of the 
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Companies of Rocky 
Mount, Lumberton, and Rockingham, N. C. 

John Frederick Moehlmann of Conover has 
been appointed instructor at the Camp Le- 
jeune Center of the Education Division of East 
Carolina University. 

First Baptist Church, Statesville, was the 
setting for the Feb. 24 wedding of Miss 
Patricia Ann Munday of Statesville and Jerry 
Marshel Campbell of Birmingham, Ala. They 
live in Birmingham, Ala. where he is a teacher 
in the Birmingham public school system. 

Michael S. Olson of Raleigh was appointed 
executive secretary of the Carolines Associa- 
tion of Mutual Insurance Agents on June 30. 
He also serves as editor of the Association's 
two monthly publications. 

A double-ring ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Geraldine Peeler and Roger Vint Towery, 

By Rick Abercrombie 

Spring sports are just like foot- 
ball and basketball at Lenoir Rhyne 
— ^the winning tradition is always 

Coach Walt Cornwell's base- 
ballers are cruising along in win- 
ning fashion, thanks to five hitters 
batting .360 or better. 

Freshman Mike McRee, a short- 
stop from Maiden, is the leadoff 
hitter followed by Kelly Rudisill 
(junior, Hickory), David Matheny 
(senior, Spindale), and Tom Bengt- 
son (senior, Fayetteville). Jack 

both of Vale on September 3 in Lincolnton. 
They live in Vale. He is employed by Gaines 
Motor Lines, Hickory. 

The wedding of Miss Barbara Emerson Lee 
and Robert Render Phillips, both of Greens- 
boro, took place on Nov. 18 in Greensboro. 
They live in Greensboro where he is em- 
ployed as a teacher at Murphy School. 

The director of alumni affairs and news 
bureau at Lenoir Rhyne College, Jim Rice of 
Conover, was recently selected Outstanding 
Young Man of the Year for 1967 by the 
Newton-Conover Jaycees. He has also been 
named treasurer of the College News Seminar 
Association of the Carolinas. 

Captain and Mrs. G. E. (Mary Lee Ritchie) 

Musselwhite of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, 
announced the birth of a daughter, Mary Blair, 
on November 6. 

A double-ring ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Judy Paul;ne Rodgers and Harold Eugene 
Isenhour, both of Hickory. They live in Hick- 
ory where he is employed by the U. S. Post 
Office. She is employed by First Security 
Company, Inc. 

Westview Methodist Church, Hickory, was 
the scene of the June 17 wedding of Miss 
Mary Ann Thornburg of Hickory and Coite 
Edward Sherrill of Statesville. They live in 
Statesville where they are both faculty mem- 
bers at Troutman School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mac Sherrill of Asheville an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Kimberly Ann. 

A son, Ronald Phillip, Jr., was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Ronald Vigue of Greensboro on April 

Miss Sandra Waters of Hickory has been 
employed as director of the Newton Recreation 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Cecelia Page of Charlotte and Frankie Wayne 
Williams of New Bern on Sept. 23 in Char- 
lotte. They live in Laureldale, Pa., where he is 
serving a pastoral internship at Calvery Lu- 
theran Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Woerner of Moores- 
ville announced the birth of a son, Eric Joseph, 
on Nov. 5. 

nn Wedding vows were solemnized be- 
"'' tween Miss Lynda Sue Blackstock of 

Granite Falls and Bryan Franklin Greever of 
Union, S. C, on July 22 in Granite Falls. 
They live in Jonesville, S. C. 

A Baptist ceremony united in marriage Miss 
Martha Diane Boleman and Bobby Ray Eckard, 
both of Hickory, on Jan. 14. They live in 

Miss Jane Lyim Palmer of Duluth, Minn., 
became the bride of Samuel Newlin Coble of 

Durham on July 4 in Duluth. He is employed 
by Cameron-Brown Company, Raleigh. They 
live in Durham. 

Miss Ruth Kathryn Campbell of Salisbury 
was married to Charles Lee Grouse of Lexing- 
ton on July 30 in Salisbury. They live in 
Kannapolis where he is employed by Cannon 
Mills. She is teaching in Concord. 

Appalachian State University awarded the 
master of arts degree in English to Ronald D. 
Eckard of Connelly Springs in Aug., 1967. He 
is presently serving as instructor on the faculty 
of Daytona Beach Junior College. 

First Methodist Church, Charlotte, was the 
setting for the Dec. 23, 1966 wedding of Miss 
Judith Lynn Ginader of Charlotte and Ensign 
George Franklin Truesdail of Brevard. They 
live in Norfolk, Va., where he is stationed 
with the U. S. Navy. 

A daughter, Jennifer Lynne, was born to the 
Rev. and Mrs. Frederick (Alice Gragg) Archer 
of Conover on April 27. 

John Beckenridge Gibbs of Buies Creek has 
been appointed to a graduate assistantship at 
Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, 
Texas. He is a candidate for the master of 
arts degree in history. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Sue Jean Grape of Asheville and Wayne David 
Jacklin of Lynchburg, Va., on June 24 in 
Arden. They live in Annapolis, Md., where 
they both teach. 

Army Specialist Four Johnnie L. Guthrie 
recently graduated from the Defense Language 
Institute, West Coast Branch at Presidio of 
Monterey, Calif, and received the Monterey 
Foundation Book Award for the language 
mastery he demonstrated during his 37-week 

pCDDDg] S[p©[?'iJ' 

Huss, a star blocking back for the 
football Bears, has added punch to 
the bottom half of the order with 
his .364 average. 

The pitching staff includes Ralph 
Grubbs, a junior from Winston- 
Salem, and Steve Sisk, also a junior, 
from Hickory. 

Danny Williams, nominated for 
NAIA Track Coach of the Year in 
'66, again has a strong nucleus. Bill 
Davis, of Bear basketball fame, is 
the leading point-getter. Davis, a 
junior from Shelby, participates in 
the high jump, broad jump, triple 

jump, javelin, and mile relay and 
can usually be counted on for points 
in all these events. 

Another workhorse has been 
Steve Lail, who participates in the 
broad jump, triple jump, javelin, 
100, 220, and mile relay. 

The Bear diamond men have 
completed about one-third of a 16- 
game schedule, while the track 
team is awaiting meets with Ca- 
tawba, Elon, and UNC-Charlotte, 
plus the Carolinas Conference and 
NAIA District 26 meets coming up 
early in May. 



IBM: Efficiency or Havoc ? 

The Alumi^i| Office is gaining in 
efficiency — we hope. Certainly this 
is the intention as the office moves 
to th^ ' use! of IBM equipment for 
keeping alumni records and for 
handling mailings to alumni. For 
instance, utilizing the new system, 
we hope to be able to direct matters 
of special interest to alumni in dif- 
ferent vocations. 

In the change-over in systems, 

me alumni office has taken great 
care in properly transferring names 
j^nd addresses from addressograph 
plates to IBM cards. But there are 
mistakes. We know this. But we 
don't know exactly where the mis- 
takes have occurred. 

Won't you take a moment out 
now to look at the label which car- 
ried this magazine to you? Is the 
name spelled correctly? Is the ad- 

dress correct, including the zip 

And one more matter. The 
alumnae (that's women) who mar- 
riled alumni. Your name will not 
be included on the mailing address. 
We assure you though that we do 
have a card for you and that on 
such items as ballots, both you and 
your husband will receive mail. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Gary (Judy Hankins) Elli- 
son of Leesburg, Va., are presently teaching 
at Laudoun County High School in Leesburg. 
They both teach English. 

Richard E. Harwell, an English instructor 
at Catawba Valley Technical Institute, Hick- 
ory, played a leading role in Hickory Com- 
munity Theatre's "Barefoot in the Park." 

Elkin Valley Baptist Church, North Wilkes- 
boro, was the scene of the Dec. 17 wedding 
of Miss Mahala Jean Walters of Elkin and 
Arthur Lawson Huffman of Ferguson. He is 
employed on the teaching staff of the Ronda- 
Clingman Elementary School. They live in 

The marriage of Miss Gayle Christina John- 
son of Granite Falls and James Norman Wise- 
man of Morganton was solemnized on April 
22 in Granite Falls. They live in Morganton 
where he holds a position with Radio Station 

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hickory, was 
the setting for the June 25 wedding of Miss 
Linda Lou Propst of Hickory and Paul Robert 
Kanupp of Conover. They live in Town Line, 
N. Y., where he is serving as vicar of Town 
Line Lutheran Church. 

Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, Kanna- 
polis, was the setting for the Dec. 23 wedding 
of Miss Judy Rae Kluttz of Kannapolis and 
Samuel Duncan Sink of Boone. He is working 
toward his Ph.D. degree in French at the 
University of Missouri where he also teaches 
a French class. They live in Columbus, Mo. 

The marriage of Miss Margaret Lee Lambie 

of Arlington and Michael L. Pope of Monroe 
was solemnized on July 29 in Arlington. They 
live in Jacksonville, Fla., where both are 

Miss Linda E. Leinbach of Newton became 
the bride of Conward Edwin Johnson of 
Austin, Texas, on June 30 in Newton. They 
live in Austin, Texas. 

Lynn Lee Love of Andrews and Miss Nor- 
velle Briggs Sconyers of Summerton were 
united in marriage on May 27 in Pinewoods. 
They live in Atlanta, Ga. 

Lander's Chapel Methodist Church, Lin- 
colnton, was the setting for the June 25 
wedding of Miss Linda Rose Huffstetler of 
Dallas and Harold Wayne Lutz of Mt. Pleasant. 
They live in Kannapolis where he is employed 

by Cannon Mills. She is a teacher in the 
Kannapolis City School system. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Audrey Helen Marshal! of Granite Falls and 
Michael Luther Heivly of Montoursville, Pa., 
on June 4 in Granite Falls. He is a teacher 
at Montgomery Junior-Senior High School, 
Montgomery, Pa. 

Miss Carol Lynn Ross of Indian Lake 
Estates, Fla. and Edward J. Crosby of Clinton, 
Iowa, were united in marriage on Feb. 17 
]n Norfolk, Va. where they are making their 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, High Point, 
was the setting for the Aug. 19 wedding of 
Miss Sally Spencer Osbarn of High Point and 
Lawson Douglas Stowe of Mt. Holly. They 
live in Memphis, Tenn., where he is a chaplain 
in residence at the Memphis City Hospital. 

The wedding vows of Miss Judy Carol Rufty 
of Salisbury and Robert Parker Christman of 
Salisbury were solemnized in Cleveland on 
June 3. They live in Chapel Hill where he is 
a student at the University of North Carolina. 

A double-ring ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Brenda Carol Williams and William Bed- 
ford Teague, Jr., both of Granite Falls. They 
live in Pittsboro where he is chief clerk of the 
Chatham County ASCS office. 

Stuart R. Thompson of Davidson was com- 
missioned an Army second lieutenant on com- 
pletion of the Ordance Officer Candidate 
School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on 
Sept. 27. 

Navy Ensign George F. Truesdail received 
a parachutist badge on Nov. 24 upon com- 
pletion of the Infantry School's three-week 
airborne course at Ft. Benning, Ga. 


St. John's Lutheran Church, Lenoir, 
was the scene of the June 18 wed- 
ding of Miss Jean Katherine Adderholdt of 
Lenoir and Parks Edwin Icard of Hudson. He 
is employed as a regional group manager for 
Home Security Life Insurance Company, 
Chapel Hill. 

A double-ring ceremony at Faith Lutheran 
Church, Conover, united in marriage Miss Jane 
Aileen Arndt of Newton and David Edwin 
Shulenburger of Salisbury on Dec. 27. They 
live in Champaign, 111. where he is in graduate 
school at the University of Illinois. 

Miss Judith Gayle Barber of Lexington and 

Ralph Clyde Brittain, Jr. of Hickory were 
united in marriage on Nov. 19 in Lexington. 
They live in Maiden where they both teach 
at Maiden Elementary School. 

Franklin Heights Baptist Church, Kanna- 
polis, was the scene of the Nov. 25 wedding 
of Miss Glenda Yvonne Crumbley and Ray 
Eugene Bamhardt, both of Kannapolis. They 
live in Charlotte where he is an accountant 
with Ernest and Ernest, Certified Public Ac- 
countants. She teaches fourth grade at Dil- 
worth Elementary School. 

Miss Donna Lynn Harrelson and Robert 
Dale Baucom, both of Charlotte, were united 
in marriage on Aug. 6 in Charlotte. He is 
employed by American Oil Company. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Diana Kay Bishop and Joseph Cornelius 
Thompson, both of Asheville, on June 24 in 
Asheville. They live in Asheville where he is 
employed by American Enka Corporation. 

The chapel of First Methodist Church, Hick- 
ory, provided the setting for the Sept. 16 
wedding of Miss Karen Kathleen Elliott and 
James Carroll Brittain, Jr., both of Hickory. 
They live in Hickory where he is employed by 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. 

The Saint John Bosco Chapel of Salesian 
High School, New Rochell, N. Y., was the 
setting for the marriage of Miss Jeanne Marie 
Arricale of Locust Point, N. Y., and Frank 
Stephen Bua of Boston, Mass., on Sept. 9. 
They live in Wilmington. 

Airman John Bumgamer is a member of an 
organization which has earned the U. S. Air 
Force Outstanding Unit Award. An air pas- 
senger specialist in the 437th Military Airlift 
Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S. C, he 
will wear a distinctive service to mark his 
affiliation with the unit. Factors which led 
to the unit being named for the award include 
development of a highly responsible airlift 
organization which maintained vital airlift 
routes essential to the United States' overseas 
commitment to the free nations of the world. 

Linda Greenlee Burgin of Marion and Con- 
rad Lee Quanstrom of Birmingham, Ala., were 
married on June 11 in Hickory. They live in 
Springfield, Ohio, where he is a student at 
Hamma School of Theology, Wittenberg Uni- 
versity. She teaches social studies at New 
Carlisle Junior High School, New Carlisle, 

SPRING 1968 


The marriage of Miss Theresa Bumette of 
Canton and Richard Neal Henson of Canton 
was solemnized on March 25. They live in 
Alexandria, La., where he is serving in the 
U. S. Air Force at England Air Force Base. 

Airman Robert L. Byrd of Nevrton has been 
selected for technical training at Lackland 
Air Force Base as a U. S. Air Force air 
policeman. He has recently completed basic 
training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. 

Morris Casper of Thomasville has recently 
been named a Peace Corp volunteer assigned 
to Afghanistan after completing twelve weeks 
of training at the Center for Research and 
Education at Estes Park, Colo. 
■ Miss Jeanne Stanford Shell and Aubrey 
Warren Cochran were married on Dec. 29, 
1966. They live in Belmont where he is teach- 
ing at Belmont High School. He is also head 
coach of the basketball team. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Bette 
Alene Cromer of Columbia, S. C. and James 
Edward Althof of New Kensington, Pa., on 
March 28. They live in University Park, Pa. 

Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church, Ashe- 
ville, was the setting for the Aug. 27 wedding 
of Miss Susan Edythe Darby of Henderson- 
ville and James Larry Saine of Lincolnton. 

Private Roy W. Forehand, Jr. of North 
Wilkesboro has completed an artillery fire 
direction course recently at the Army Artillery 
and Missile School at Ft. Sill, Okla. 

A Lutheran ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Sarah Elizabeth Coins of Vale and 
Charles Windle Buckner of Morganton in Vale 
on Dec. 16. They live in Morganton where 
he is employed by Burke County Health De- 
partment. She is employed at Grace Hospital, 

Edward Gratzick of Charleston, S. C, was 
named recipient of the Top Tau Kappa 
Epsilon Award for small college chapters. 

Benjamin F. Grimes, Jr., of Smithfield has 
been promoted to airman second class of the 
U. S. Air Force. He is an air traffic con- 
troller at Shaw Air Force Base, S. C. 

Miss Judy Lyn Hawkins of Hickory and 
Paul Curtis Eckard, Jr. of Connelly Springs 
were married at Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church, 
Hickory, on June 11. They live in Connelly 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Janice Karen Hawley of Stanley and EUery 
Stuart Davis on Aug. 12 in Stanley. They live 
in Powhatan, Va. 

A Presbyterian ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Susan Scott Henderson and Thomas 
Lewis Hooper, both of Charlotte, on June 11. 
They live in Charlotte where he is employed 
by Wachovia Bank and Trust Company. She 
is teaching at Clear Creek Elementary School. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss Sue 
Jean Grape of Asheville and Wayne David 
Jacldin of Lynchburg, Va., on June 24 in 
Arden. They live in Annapolis, Md., where 
they both teach. 

The marriage of Miss Lennie Grace Kanipe 
of Hickory and Thomas Austin Sever of Wiley, 
Ga., was solemnized on Aug. 6 in Hickory. 
They live in Charlotte where he is employed 
by Paramount Film Distributors, Inc. She 
teaches at Independent High School. 

St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh, 
was the scene of the Aug. 20 wedding of Miss 
Sue Carol Ketner of Raleigh and Thomas 
Elwood Gelarden of Sarasota, Fla. They live 
in Winston-Salem where he is employed by 
Radio Station WTOB. 

Miss Lou Ann Turpin of Hickory and 
Roddy Roberts Kissam, Jr. of Statesville were 

married on Dec. 24. He is serving in the Air 
Force and has completed basic training at 
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He has been 
assigned to the Air Force Technical Training 
Center at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo, for 
specialized schooling as a supply specialist. 

Miss Carol Jean Lefler and Mickey Lloyd 
Cauble, both of Albemarle, exchanged wedding 
vows on June 4 in Albemarle. They live in 
Statesville where he is associated with Sherwin 
Williams, Inc. 

Airman WilUam M. McKenzie has been 
graduated from a U. S. Air Force technical 
school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. 
The airman, an Air National Guardsman, was 
trained as a communications specialist and 
has been assigned to a North Carolina ANG 
unit at Badin. 

Janie Miller of Catawba has recently been 
awarded a professional nurse traineeship to 
Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., and plans to 
obtain a master's degree in medical surgical 

Airman George G. Oleen, Jr., of Monroe 
has completed basic training at Lackland Air 
Force Base, Texas. He is presently stationed 
at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. 

Zion Lutheran Church, Hickory, was the 
setting for the May 27 wedding of Miss Janis 
Nell Brittain and Edward Luther Orinson, both 
of Hickory. They live in Hickory. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Betty Ruth Steele of Morganton and Ernest 
Reid Parker, in of Cherryville on July 21 in 
Morganton. They live in Morganton where 
she is employed at Grace Hospital. 

Oak Grove Methodist Church, Mocksville, 
was the setting for the June 18 wedding of 
Miss Patricia Ann Cassidy of Mocksville and 
Belton John Peele, m of Fayettevllle. They 
live in Hickory. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Barbara Jane Rice of Key Biscayne, Fla., and 
Martin Waddell McQueen of Clio, S. C, on 
July 17 in Key Biscayne. Mrs. McQueen is a 
health and physical education teacher at 
Granview Junior High School, Hickory. They 
live in Conover. 

A double-ring ceremony united in marriage 
Miss Margaret Lucille Collins of Hildebran 
and Frank Garfield Richards, III of Hickory 
on July 22 in Hickory. They live in Atlanta, 
Ga., where he is a student at Chandler School 
of Theology at Emory University. 

Lynn Lee Love of Andrews and Miss Nor- 
velle Briggs Sconyers of Summerton were 
united in marriage on May 27 in Pinewoods. 
They live in Atlanta, Ga. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Gwendora Elizabeth Setzer of Newton and 
Carroll Lester Triplett of Granite Falls on 
Sept. 10 in Newton. He is employed by 
General Electric Company, Hickory, and she 
is employed by the City of Hickory. They 
live in Conover. 

CItarles L. Sherrill of Hickory has been 
appointed a public relations associate to the 
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Larry B. Smith has been commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force upon 
graduation from Officer Training School at 
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and has been 
assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, 
for pilot training. 

First Methodist Church, Hickory, was the 
setting for the June 17 wedding of Miss Toby 
Ann Rawls of Hickory and Richard Franklin 
Spencer of Conover. They live in Hickory 
where he is a teacher at College Park Junior 
High School. 

Marriage vows were spoken by Miss Rosa 
Pelham Trent of Winston-Salem and Hayward 
Martin Thomason of Greenville, S. C, in 
Winston-Salem on June 10. They live in 
Greenville, S. C, where he is a group re- 
presentative with Provident Life and Accident 
Insurance Company. 

A candlelight ceremony at Grace Chapel 
Methodist Church, Granite Falls, united in 
marriage Miss Patricia Diane Triplette of 
Granite Falls and Howard Steve Cooke of 
Maiden. They Uve in Granite Falls. 

Miss Margaret Ann Ware and Edwin Dean 
Powell, Jr., both of Mt. HoUy, were united 
in marriage on July 26 at Lutheran Church 
of the Good Shepherd. They live in San 
Antonio, Texas. 

Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, Ayer, 
Mass., was the setting for the March 21 
wedding of Miss Jean Nicole Martin of Hick- 
ory and Pvt. Craig Luther Wood, Jr. of 
Fort Devens, Mass. 

Low's Lutheran Church, Liberty, was the 
setting for the Aug. 19 wedding of Miss Jenice 
LaVerne Shoffner of Liberty and Wayne Miller 
Yoder of Lincolnton. They live in Knoxville, 

'ZQ Saint Andrews Lutheran Church, Hick- 
"" ory, was the setting for the May 27 
wedding of Miss Donna Eve Baesman of 
Norristown, Pa., and Tetrence Nicholson Evans 
of Murfreesboro. 

The marriage of Miss Phyllis Roseann 
Hedrick and Terry Lee Moore, both of Hick- 
ory, was solemnized in Hickory on Dec. 24. 
They live in Hickory where he is employed 
at Hickory Manufacturing Company and she 
is employed at Century Furniture Company. 

Hawthorne Lane Methodist Church, Char- 
lotte, was the scene of the Sept. 9 wedding of 
Miss Marian Virginia Dotson and Tony Spots- 
wood Poole, both of Charlotte. They live in 
Chapel Hill where they both are art students at 
University of North Carolina. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Lynn Suzanne Monroe of High Point and 
Arthur Lee Bolick of Claremont on Jan. 29. 
He is a North Carolina probation officer in 
McDowell County. They live in Marion. 

Wedding vows were solemnized between Miss 
Anna Earle Newton and Robert Bryson Mc- 
Pherson, Jr., both of Birmingham, Ala. on 
Sept. 30. They live in Birmingham where he 
is employed by Southern Bell Telephone Co. 

Miss Jeanne Elizabeth Smith of Salisbury 
was married to James Robert Ehlers of Day- 
ton, Ohio, on Sept. 2 in Salisbury. They live 
in Norfolk, Va. She is teaching at Malibu 
School, Virginia Beach, Va. 

'ZQ A Baptist ceremony united in marriage 
"' Miss Barbara Laura Berry of Valdese 
and Johnny Lewis Proctor of Hickory on Nov. 
5 in Valdese. They live in Valdese. 

Friendship Lutheran Church, Taylorsville, 
was the setting for the Nov. 12 wedding of 
Miss Patricia Ann Bowman of Conover and 
Mack Edison Cook of Hickory. They live in 
Hickory where he is employed at the Hick- 
ory National Guard Armory and she is em- 
ployed at Hickory Chair Company. 

First Lutheran Church, Lexington, was the 
setting for the Oct. 1 wedding of Miss Judy 
Osborne of Lexington and Kenneth Ray Clod- 
felter of Thomasville. He is serving with the 
U. S. Coast Guard in Norfolk, Va. where they 
make their home. 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss 
Sandra Miriam Rimmer and Lee Roy Over- 
cash, both of Troutman, on June 4 in Trout- 
man. They live in Port Hueneme, Calif. 



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The following is a brief but by no means all-inclusive capsulized 
summary of significant events that have taken place on the Le- 
noir Rhyne College campus during the past four months.* 
IN 1968 . . . students will take exams during week of Dec. 13-21, 
vacation Dec. 22 -Jan. 12. 

DEVELOPMENT BOARD . . . group will be responsible for 
assisting LR in achievement of purpose and objectives. 
. . . receives check, silver bowl from college. 
Cromer who retired Dec. 31. 

college "plugs in" to computer located at Triangle Universities 
Computation Center near Durham. 

NURSING CURRICULUM CHANGED . . . graduation require 
ments decreased from 150 to 139 hours; program shortened from 
four years and two summers to four years and one summer. 
COLLEGE GETS $14,000 GOVERNMENT GRANT . . . will be 
used for five scholarships in program for training teachers of the 

DEAN'S LIST INCLUDES 141 .. . first semester list includes 44 
seniors, 28 juniors, 35 sophomores, and 34 frosh. 
1965 grad., becomes student financial aid officer. 
LR RECEIVES $500 GRANT . . . given by Lutheran Brother- 
hood Insurance society, money will be used for faculty develop- 

president and academic dean takes over the helm on March 1, 
1968, replacing Dr. Voigt R. Cromer who retired Dec. 31. 
COLLEGE TAKES TO AIR-WAVES . . . begins two 15-minute 
programs on WHKY-local TV station; shows include news, slides, 
and interviews. 

NCATE TEAM VISITS LR CAMPUS . . . takes a look at teacher 
education program up for re-accreditation. 

art displays, piano and organ concerts' guest lecturer, ballet troup, 
and special 'happening.' 
* For additional information concerning any or all of the news 

capsules, write to the Public Relations Office, Lenoir Rhyne 

College, Hickory, North Carolina, 28601. 

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Coming Events of Interest 

JUNE 3 Summer Session registration, 8 A.M. 

4 Summer classes begin, 8 A.M. 

14 Lions Club Banquet, Voigt R. Cromer 
College Center 

27-29 N. C. Luther League Convention 

JULY 9-10 Registration for Second session of summer 


10 First session ends 

11 Second session of summer school begins, 

8 A.M. 

AUGUST 16 Second session of summer school ends 
August graduation, 11:30 A.M. 
18-22 Luther League of LCA Convention 

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