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OCTOBER, 1946 



of the 

Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 


Sam Brown Rings the Bell for the Opening of the 171st Session, September 10, 1946 

Entered as Second-Class Matter, September 28, 1926, at the Post Office at Hampden-Sydney, Va., under the Act of March 3, 1879 

Jfarnpden- Sydney ^Alumni ^Association 


President William R. Gardner 

Vice President Graves H. Thompson 

Treasurer P. Tulane Atkinson 

Recording Secretary George L. Walker 


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President: Horace Goodman 

Ronceverte, W. Va. 
Vice President: Hugh Cook 

Gap Mills, W. Va. 
Secretary: J. W. Benjamin 

Lewisburg, W. Va. 


President: Edwin C. Wade 

Vice President: George Richardson, Jr. 

Secretary: Merriman S. Smith 


President: Robt. W. Lawson 
Vice President: Chas. G. Peters 
Secretary-Treasurer: Donald L. Cork 


President: Charles R. Bugg 

Raleigh, N. C. 
Vice President: F. C. Owen 

Durham, N. C. 
Secretary-Treasurer: C. A. Field 

Raleigh, N. C. 


President: T. Wallace Jones, Jr. 

Cheriton, Va. 
Secretary-Treasurer: Hermann Bischof 

Rehoboth, Md. 


President: L. E. McNair 

Orlando, Fla. 
Secretary-Treasurer: J. M. Leps 

Winter Haven, Fla. 

President: Hugh Wood 

Atlanta, Ga. 
First Vice President: Robert H. Pair 

Atlanta, Ga. 
Second Vice President: John L. Daniel 

Atlanta, Ga. 
Secretary-Treasurer: John C. Moore 

Gainesville, Ga. 


President: W. S. Adkisson 

Clover, Va. 
Vice President: H. W. McLaughlin, Jr. 

Halifax, Va. 
Secretary: Robert Edmunds 

Halifax, Va. 


Vice President: C. B. Richmond 

Lyndon, Ky. 
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Y. Willis 
Nicholasville, Ky. 


President: Gilmer Craddock, Jr. 
Secretary: Frank Evans 


President: T. Catesby Jones 
New York City 

Secretary: J. M. Kelly, Jr. 
New York City 


President: Henry Bowden 
Vice President: John Rixey 
Secretary: W. G. Wing 


President: Samuel E. Osbourn 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
Secretary: Robert Buyers 

Philadelphia, Pa. 


President: Charles Stevens 
Secretary: John Gilliam 


President: Mirabeau L. T. Hughes 
Vice Presidents: Frank Terry 

John Shackelford 
Secretary-Treasurer: Russell Neely 

President: A. A. Adkins, Jr. 
Vice President: F. G. Christian 
Secretary: W. C. Richardson 


President: C. L. Crockett 

Vice President: Alexander Donnan 

Secretary: C. Grattan Lindsey, Jr. 


President: M. C. Bowling 

Burkeville, Va. 

Secretary: J. Boyd Bagby 

Prospect, Va. 
Vice Presidents: J. H. Allen 

Prince Edward County 
J. H. Spessard 

Buckingham County 

SOUTHSIDE— Continued 
J. G. Jefferson 

Amelia County 
H. E. Boswell, Jr. 

Nottoway County 
C. A. Garden, Jr. 

Lunenburg County 
Page Morton 

Charlotte County 


President: Howard C. Gilmer, Jr. 

Pulaski, Va. 
Vice Presidents: James L. Kent 
Pulaski County 
Walter M. Carter 
Carroll County 
Henry Peck Simmerman 

Wythe County 
H. S. Buchanan 

Smyth County 
R. Gamble See 
Floyd County 
Secretary-Treasurer: Kenneth V. Brugh 
Pulaski, Va. 


Vice President: Jesse F. White 
Secretary: J. Stras Gillespie 


President: Daley Craig 

Waynesboro, Va. 
Vice Presidents: H. A. Converse 
Harrisonburg, Va. 
Boyd Stephenson 
Monterey, Va. 
M. P. Strickler 

Lexington, Va. 
Campbell Pancake, Jr. 
Staunton, Va. 
Secretary-Treasurer: Fleming Hurt 
Waynesboro, Va. 


President: F. D. Costenbader 
Washington, D. C. 

Vice President: O. M. Jones 
Alexandria, Va. 

Secretary: Dabney Jarman 

Washington, D. C. 


President: Henry M. McAden 

Charlotte, N. C. 
Secretary-Treasurer: Robert N. Rosebro 
Gastonia, N. C. 



The RECORD of the 



OCTOBER, 1946 



Dr. J. L. Stuart Ambassador to China 

THE appointment by President Truman of Dr. J. 
Leighton Stuart, '96, as Ambassador to China makes 
the first position of foreign minister held by an alumnus 
of the College for a number of years. 

William Henry Harrison, of the 
Class of 1791, at one time Governor 
of the Indiana Territory, Major 
General in the War of 1812 and 
Ninth Presidentof the United States, 
was Minister to Colombia; John 
Archer Morton of the same class, 
Minister to France; William Cabell 
Rives of the Class of 181 1, Minister 
to France, and Powhatan Ellis of 
the Class of 1816, Minister to 
Mexico. Whether this is a complete 
record is not known. Monumental 
as was the work of the late Dr. 
J. H. C. Bagby in preparing the first 
general Alumni Catalogue from the 
founding of the College until 1906, 
accurate data through so long a 
period, with indifferently kept rec- 
ords during a number of years, was 
difficult to obtain. Supposing that 
the record is complete in this re- 
spect, Dr. Stuart is the fifth son of 
the College to hold the position of 
Minister to a foreign country. 

Dr. Stuart is peculiarly the prod- 
uct of Hampden-Sydney in that his 
entire academic training was re- 
ceived here. He graduated with 

high honor in the Class of 1896, was a brilliant student 
but was also prominent on the campus. He soon there- 
after entered the Union Theological Seminary and re- 
ceived the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. Within a short 
time after his graduation at the latter institution, he 
went as a missionary of the Presbyterian Church to 
China. He had been born in that country, where his 
father was a missionary for many years. Later he be- 
came President of Yen Cheng University near Pekin. 
Among other works and translations, he translated the 
Bible into Chinese. When the Japanese seized posses- 
sion of the University, with splendid bravery, Dr. Stuart 
refused to haul down the American flag or bow to the 
demands of the insolent conquerors, and thus marked 
himself as a man of unyielding and conspicuous courage. 
He was taken in charge and held a prisoner by the 


Robert K. Brock 


D. Maurice Allan 
Forensics and Statistics 

P. Tulane Atkinson 
Cuts and Illustrations 

Japanese until the military might of the United States 
brought Japan to her knees, and was liberated. 

Dr. Stuart with his fine intellect, learning, thorough 
familiarity with China, its history, language, the customs 
and peculiarities of its people, coupled with his fine 
courage, make him especially qualified to represent this 
nation in that country of teeming 
millions, now distraught by civil 
war between the Government and 
the Communists. The barriers 
which confront him are all but 
insuperable, especially with Russia 
most certainly encouraging if not 
actually aiding the Communists in 
their attack on the National Govern- 

It is felt that if any one is capable 
of bringing about any semblance of 
peace with this distracted people, 
it is Dr. Stuart. His Alma Mater is 
proud of the eminence to which he 
has attained and wishes him success 
in the heavy tasks that lie before 

J. D. Eggleston 

George L. Walker 


Synod Meets Here 

JLTST as the Record goes to 
press the Synod is about to 
meet at Hampden-Sydney and we 
would extend a welcome. It meets 
this year at the invitation of the 
College. Its last meeting here was 
nearly twenty years ago. That sum- 
mer was one in which we experienced a most exceptional 
drought. The highway through the campus had not then 
been hard surfaced, and dust covered the grass, already 
brown from lack of rain, on both sides of the road. The heat 
was intense. It is hoped that the visiting delegates will find 
a pleasing and refreshing green to greet them and an agree- 
able temperature, and that their stay may be in every 
way a pleasant one. The gathering this year has special 
significance for the College. Since last fall a sustained 
effort has been going forward in certain of the presbyteries 
composing the Synod to raise a half million dollars for the 
College. As clearly brought out in President Gammon's 
letter in this issue, progress in the endeavor has been very 
encouraging. It is felt that following this meeting of the 
Synod, the campaign for the College will be pushed to a 
successful conclusion by the end of the year. 

The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 

Seventh Year of the Alumni Fund 

With this issue of The Record is launched the seventh 
year of the Alumni Fund. Each year since its inauguration 
there has been a marked increase in the amount con- 
tributed and in the number of contributors. The Fund 
has become a component part of the college set-up and 
an important factor in its welfare and progress. The 
alumni have always constituted what might be called the 
Third Estate in its organization. Now with their contri- 
butions to the Fund, they find themselves with a financial 
stake and their interest is enhanced. Doubtless the 
administration will always be glad to receive from them 
suggestions and constructive criticisms. We feel that no 
institution of learning in the entire country has a more 
loyal body of alumni. Let the good work go on and may 
this the seventh year of the Fund surpass all others. The 
aid thus rendered in the maintenance and progress of the 
College is beyond calculation. 

Rural Presbyterian Churches 
of the Past 

An editorial in the Richmond Times-Dispatch of July 21, 
1946, mentions the fact that five Presbyterian Churches 
in the Valley of Virginia will this year celebrate 200 years 
of service. In doing so, the editor takes occasion to pay 
tribute to the influence of Rural Presbyterian Churches 
in fostering education as well as in spreading religion and 
piety in "the back country" of Virginia. The editorial 
points out that the pastors were often, as individuals, 
teachers of schools, in their communities and as members 
of Presbyteries and Synod were instrumental in founding 
academies which have developed into institutions like 
Hampden-Sydney College and Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity. The particular churches mentioned are: New 
Monmouth, Timber Ridge, and New Providence in Rock- 
bridge County, and Bethel and Hebron in Augusta; 
but those are typical of many others in the Piedmont and 
Valley sections of Virginia. The pastors of those early 
days had been well taught in the Classics, were grounded 
in Theology, and were fitted to train the youth of their 
flocks by preaching The Word with power on Sunday, 
and teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematics on week days. 

We at Hampden-Sydney are especially interested in 
the bicentennial celebration at Hebron on July 21, 1946 — ■ 
a church of which our revered and honored friend, Dr. 
J. E. Booker, 1870, was pastor for eight years, one of 
the happiest and most useful periods of his ministerial life. 

The Campus, Summer of 1946 

No one whose privilege it has been to visit Hampden- 
Sydney during this summer can fail to have been impressed 
by the appearance of the campus with its wide stretch 
of smooth, rolling, undulating green. Timely and season- 
able rains have, of course, provided the green, but constant 
care and attention with a gasoline mower have kept the 
grass trimmed and even; sickle and blade have kept down 
the weeds along the sides of the ditches as well as the 
undergrowth in the woods bordering the campus when 
it would encroach. In fact, any encroachment has been 
driven back beyond its starting point. Vistas have been 
opened looking from Atkinson Avenue, sometimes called 
Fraternity Row, to the athletic field and undergrowth 

in some of the surrounding woods cleared out. Even 
those of us who see the campus daily, exclaim at its 
beauty. No more important work can be done than that 
of keeping the grounds in order. The visitor always sees 
these. He does not often see inside the class rooms or 
other buildings. From the commercial and advertising 
standpoint alone it is of immeasurable value. 

Dr. J. Leighton Stuart, 1896, 
Ambassador to China 

On July 10, 1946, the United States Senate's Foreign 
Relations Committee approved the nomination of Dr. J. 
Leighton Stuart to be Ambassador to China. Born in 
1876, Dr. Stuart belonged to the Class of 1896 at Hampden- 
Sydney College — a large class of gifted men like W. F. 
Bull, A. M. Fauntleroy, A. D. P. Gilmour, M. G. Latimer, 
J. L. Manze, H. M. Robertson, R. C. Sommerville, E. Lee 
Trinkle and others of like intellectuality and distinction. 
Dr. Stuart went to China forty years ago as a missionary; 
and, as minister and teacher, has served well. He has been 
President of the Great Yenching LIniversity since 1919, 
and has been a potent influence in the development of 
China's intellectual and religious life. He has a wide 
acquaintance among the leaders of the political parties in 
China; he is a personal friend of Generalissimo and 
Madame Chiang Kai-shek and of Dr. T. V. Soong; he 
knows China and its people as do few foreigners; he is 
familiar with China's history, customs, and traditions; 
he speaks Mandarin fluently. He is said to believe that 
the United States must adopt a strong, definite foreign 
policy; that China's government must be established on a 
broader basis, that the communists must be given a share 
in the administration. It is believed that "Dr. Stuart 
was named for the position of Ambassador at the instance 
of General Marshall and will be a distinct asset to the 
General in his efforts to bring about unity in China." 
Mr. Philip Potter, head of the Nanking Bureau of The 
Baltimore Sun, writes: "Dr. Stuart has wide influence 
with China's politically minded youth and it is to them 
he looks for eventual establishment of Democracy. As 
President of Yenching, he, perhaps more than any other 
foreigner in China, has helped to bring abouc their awaken- 
ing." "Never has China had so much need for the Dean 
of its U. S. Missionaries." 

[Note: See issue of Time, July 22, 1946, p. 18.] 

Dr. W. Herman Bell 
Director of Consultation Service 

Dr. Bell, A. B. of Randolph-Macon College and Ph. D. 
of Johns Hopkins University was head of the Depart- 
ment of French at Hampden-Sydney College 1923-1944, 
though absent for sessions 1925-27 for study abroad. He 
is now Director of the Norfolk, Va., Consultation Service, 
which is an agency of the Adult Division of the State 
Department of Education, sponsored by the Norfolk City 
School Board. This is an agency which offers assistance 
to adults and students in need of vocational advice. The 
counselor is assisted by a staff including a trained psy- 
chologist, who gives all necessary tests to those applying 
for advice. The office "maintains a well-equipped library 
of up-to-date information on various vocations and pro- 
fessions." Dr. Bell's office address is Monticello Avenue 
and Tazewell Street, Norfolk 10, Va. 

The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 

The President's Page 

Edgar G. Gam> 

Dear Alumnus: 

Since this number of The Record is devoted to the 
Alumni Fund, I am writing mainly about what the 
Fund means to the College. 

When I came here a little over seven years ago, it was 
not without a strong sense of my limi- 
tations in an entirely new field. Some- 
where I had heard of the value of the 
Alumni Fund in other educational 
institutions. At the first opportunity 
with the Alumni Council at the end 
of the session of 1939-40, I recom- 
mended the adoption of this plan. 
The action of the Council was unani- 
mous. Charlie Bernier was elected 
Executive Secretary and in the fall 
of 1940 the effort began. 

The best and quickest way to show 
the results of this decision is in the 
following statistics. The Fund has 
brought into the College the splendid sum of $142,975.20. 
With but few exceptions this amount has come entirely 
from the Alumni. The average number of givers each 
year has been around one thousand — less than one-third 
of all the Alumni. For the past few years the Alumni of 
Hampden-Sydney have given the equivalent of the in- 
come on one million dollars. In other words, the Fund 
has, in reality, increased the Endowment from $388,000 
to well over $1,000,000. Few institutions have a finer 

Surely these figures must bring home to us all the great 
value of this effort. It cannot be repeated too often that 
our "living endowment" is our greatest financial strength 
for the future. The knowledge that over 1,000 of the 
Alumni will make an annual contribution to the College 
is not only a means of income but it is also a source of 
encouragement too great to be adequately expressed. 
What would it mean if another thousand Hampden- 
Sydney men decided to make an annual contribution! 

In every way possible I am trying to make all of us 
realize that right now is one of the greatest hours in the 
history of the College. We must seize every moment of it. 
In whatever time is left to me here I want to use it to 
remove every cause for explanation with regard to endow- 
ment, equipment and faculty remuneration. The op- 
portunity is here. We must not neglect it. 

As I write, we have in cash and bona fide pledges on the 
campaign in the Synod of Virginia for $500,000, the sum 
of $315,000. The balance should be raised by the end of 
this year. In order to obtain the appropriation of $200,000 
already made by the General Education Board we must 
raise another $300,000. Of that amount we already have 
in actual cash approximately $100,000. There is no reason 
why we should not secure the other $200,000 by December 
31, 1948, the limit set by the General Education Board. 
A million dollars is a comparatively small amount of 
money in education, but such an amount of actual en- 
dowment for Hampden-Sydney would be a good step in 
the right direction. This million dollars in actual endow- 
ment, plus the million in living endowment, would 
sharply increase our financial security. 

Our plans for Home-Coming will be found elsewhere in 
this issue. I do hope you are planning to be with us. It 
should be a day of great interest. 
With best personal regards, 

Sincerely yours, 

Edgar G. Gammon, President 

Commencement at Hampden-Sydney 

September 22, 1841 

1. Prayer: Rev. Mr. Sparrow. 

2. The Salutatory Addresses in Latin, by S. K. Nash 
of Hillsboro, N. C. 

3. Oration: The Removal of the Remains of Napoleon, 
by A. A. Motley, of Nottoway County. 

4. Oration: The Obligation of Genius, by William F. 
Carrington, of Halifax County. 

. 5. The Philosophical Oration: The Influence of Hope on 
National and Individual Character and Prosperity, 
by H. H. Land, of Princess Anne County. 

6. Master's Oration, by Thomas S. Bocock, Esq., of 
Buckingham County. 

7. The Valedictory Oration: Local Attachments and 
Associations, with the Valedictory Addresses, by 
H. Robertson, of Norfolk Borough. 

8. Conferring Degrees. 

9. Baccalaureate Address, by the President. 
10. Benediction, by Dr. Wilson. 

(Note: Some have thought that the College "made history" when 
the Navy was here by holding Commencements in the fall, winter or 
spring. It would appear from the above that "history was made" 
more than a hundred years ago!) 

E. Lee Trinkle, Jr., '32, and GI 
Insurance Records 

Files containing Insurance Records of more than a 
million Veterans of World War II have been moved from 
New York to temporary quarters in the McGuire General 
Hospital in Richmond, Va. The Richmond News-Leader 
of August ii, 1946, carried a picture of E. Lee Trinkle, 
Jr., '32, Assistant Insurance Director of the Veterans 
Administration, examining a veteran's policy. The office 
is not yet ready for business, but Mr. Trinkle is busy, 
putting it in order and as soon as the moving is finished, 
the veteran policyholder will deal directly with this 
branch office. 

Employees are being trained in National Service Life 
Insurance procedure, and Mr. Trinkle, a former official of 
the Shenandoah Life Iusurance Company, insists that 
veterans in this branch area will receive excellent and 
satisfactory service. To one unaccustomed to work of 
this sort, the task appears appalling. More than a million 
veterans of World War II — with life insurance policies 
amounting to over five billion dollars — will be served 
from this office and there will be at least one thousand 
employees to handle orders and claims needing attention. 

The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 


Dr. Francis P. Gaines, Speaker, Memorial Service, Hampden-Sydney 
October ig, 1946 

After the lapse of four long war years, HOME-COMING 
is to be observed on the Hill, Saturday, October 19. This 
good custom was started about twenty-five years ago and 
has always been well attended. This time it is predicted 
that there will be a record attendance. 

In the morning at eleven o'clock in College Church 
there will be a Memorial Service for the fifty Hampden- 
Sydney men who fell in World War II. The speaker on 
this occasion will be Doctor Francis P. Gaines, President 
of Washington and Lee University. Doctor Gaines is one 
of the most effective speakers in America. Families of 
the men on this Roll of Honor have been invited for this 
service. Music will be by the College Glee Club under the 
direction of Professor T. E. Crawley of the College faculty. 

At noon there will be a luncheon (picnic style, weather 
permitting) for alumni and other guests. 

At 2:30, in Death Valley, there will be the game with 
Randolph-Macon. After the game the fraternities and 
homes of the Hill will hold open house, and in the evening 
the students have festivities planned in the Recreation 
Center (Old Gym). All in all, this renewal of HOME- 
COMING promises to be a memorable day in the life of 
the College. 

Class Managers for the Seventh 
Alumni Fund 

The Record prints with pride the names of the alumni 
who have accepted the invitation of the Alumni Council 
to serve as Class Managers for the Seventh Fund which 
gets under way with the mailing of this issue of the alumni 
quarterly. A friendly rivalry will now ensue to see which 
class holds the lead in percentage of members to respond. 
(And, by the bye, you need not wait to hear from your 
particular manager BEFORE mailing in your gift. As 
Doctor Gammon, Chairman White, and Association 
President Gardner all say: "THE EARLY GIFTS ARE 




F. C. Bedinger 

C. B. Wallace 



R. D. Bedinger 

W. D. Reynolds 


S. P. Havves 

E. C. Wade 



C. A. Anderson 

F. G. Hartman 

R. L. Chambliss 



F. B. Converse 

F. W. Young 

J. G. Scott 


J. H. M. Fitzgerald 

J. R. Henry 

Hermann Bischof 

H. L. Smith 



H. R. Hamlett 

C. M. Chumbley 

A. C. Buchanan 


W. P. Gilmer 

H. A. Converse 

W. C. Pancake 

J. H. Curry 



Z. L. Dalby 



F. J. Brooke, Jr. 

Marshall Morton 

G. W. DlEHL 

R. C. Sommerville 

F. S. Valentine 

\V. J. Buchanan 


J. M. Robeson 



W. B. Crockett 

W. S. Hundley 

A. J. Ponton 

W. P. Hazlegrove 

H. M. Davis 



T. A. Kirk 

D. L. Cork 
H. W. Garrett 


J. P. Proffitt 

J. M. Love 

J. E. Staehlin 




L. C. Benelict 

R. A. Moore 

M. C Bowling 

J. E. Dupuy 

E. T. Thompson 

J. A. Sydenstricker 

W. I. Owen 



A. H. Clarke 

T. C. Johnson 

H. B. Stone 

B. W. Venable 

F. G Christian 


H. B. Moore 


J. A. Christian 

D. C Amick 

P. G. Edmunds 

C. R. Bugg 


A. G. Ramey 

F. H. Mann 


Luther Sheldon 

\V. L. Foley 

Taylor Morton 


P. L. Palmore 

Daley Craig 

Royster Lyle 

J. C. SlLER 

T. H. McGavalk 

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C. S. Sydnor 

L. W. Morton, Jr. 
R. H. Wood 

D. F. Flanary 

C. L. Crockett 

W. B. Gold 
J. W. Hogshead 
R. V. McClure 
Y. W. Ropp 
Don Warren 

H. A. Glenn 
Cary Adams 
G. A. Lyle 


W. N. Cook 
H. T. Holladay 
W. R. Moody 

D. C. Wynn 

J. L. Walthall 
W. B. Rogan 


J. W. Benjamin 
G. G. Lacy 
Abner Robertson 

C. A. Davis 
J. H. Reed, Jr. 

E. M. Sager 
R. L. Sager 

B. S. Morgan, Jr. 

H. H. Bryan 

F. Costenbader 
J. E. Bedinger 

C. R. Titus 

T. M. Watkins 
J. M. White 
A. A. Little 
J. S. Gillespie 

G. H. Weaver, Jr. 


Douglass Fry 
W. A. Bevacqua 

D. H. Ferneyhough 
W. B. Hooker 

A. J. Ponton, Jr. 

E. H. Stover 
C. S. Wheatly 

P. G. Linaweaver 
J. C. Leps 


R. A. Hardy 

B. A. Hopkins 
W. D. Jarman 
E. T. Maben 
J. M. Preston 
Bill Richardson 
M. P. Strickler 

H. L. C. Wilkerson 

G. V. Scott 
L. M. Canada 
T. E. Hodges, Jr. 
Russell Neely 
J. S. Caldwell 
T. F. Johnson 
R. P. Lecky 


W. S. Adkisson, Jr. 
R. P. Alvey, Jr. 
R. H. Henneman 
T. B. Payne 
L. A. Strader 
E. C. Toone, Jr. 

R. H. Walsh 

J. E. Yeaman 

J. E. Crinkley 

W. C. Finch 

W. S. Lacy, Jr. 

S. B. Carter 

H. W. McLaughlin, Jr. 


D. A. Clark 

A. C. Hopkins, Jr. 
W. A. Johns 
Campbell Pancake, Jr. 
L. W. Topping 
G. H. Woodworth 

F. H. Cole 

H. B. Stone, Jr. 
W. M. Feild 


E. J. Agsten 
C. A. Barrell 
L. L. Price 
W. C. Reed 

J. W. Sherman 

G. S. Bowers 
C. L. Arehart 
S. W. Epes 

L. A. Dickerson 
C. H. Robertson 
J. M. Hunt 

J. B. Farrar 
C. F. Friedman 
E. H. Jones 

E. L. Kendig, Jr. 

F. C. King 
L. Williams 

F. L. Garrett, Jr. 
J. W. Gordon, Jr. 
J. B. Christian, Jr. 
R. C. Hogan 


R. G. McAllister 
J. L. Bruner 
I. N. Blake 
J. E. Hemphill 

E. W. Matthews 
J. L. Morris, Jr. 
P. F. Rosenberger 
J. J. Lawson II 

A. L. Sturm 
M. A. Botkin 
S. E. Mullens 
W. E. Knight 
S. V. Wilkins 
R. M. Crowe 

H. C. Cobbs] 
J. A. Gray 
R. A. Michaux 


W. F. Spottswood, Jr. 

F. T. Kingdon 
O. P. Baird 

J. J. Marshall, Jr. 
W. F. Fallwell, Jr. 


R. L. Chambliss, Jr. 
T. K. Young, Jr. 

E. M. Owen 

F. L. Huffman 
T. S. Tower 
W. W. Mackey 
W. E. Rogers 
D. H. Goshorn 

B. A. Rucker 
H. S. Mosby 
Gordon Nichols 
J. C. Beckwith 


W. H. Ramkey, Jr. 
Norment Custis 

S. H. Barrell 

B. J. Franz 
W. R. Hill, Jr. 
George Richardson III 

C. D. Shelbourne 
O. B. Watson, Jr. 
F. G. Baldwin, Jr. 
R. B. Tunstall 
W. T. McChesney 
J. E. Kenyon 


Neville Ammen, Jr. 
F. C Bedinger, Jr. 
W. R. Blandford 
S. B. Spencer 
J. W. Simmons 

E. J. Brightwell 
L. W. Latane, Jr. 
V. A. Ferguson 
Stuart Farrar 

F. D. Pollard 
L. F. Moss 

T. D. Eason, Jr. 


W. A. Carrington 

J. A. Armistead, Jr. 

L. L. Bean, Jr. 

J. H. Hancock 

R. G. Harper 

P. D. Johnston, Jr. 

George Kissinger, III 

Martin Donelson, Jr. 

H. F. Webb 

J. H. Temple 

P. T. Seibert 

John Halliday 

G. G. Craddock, Jr. 
J. B. Springer 

R. M. Richardson 
H. G. Baylor, Jr. 


H. F. Robertson 
W. T. Reveley 
W. R. Tower 
W. G. Wing 
N. B. Hall 
F. H. McElwee 
V. H. Campbell 
W. W. Williamson 

A. S. Coxe 
L. D. Evans 
Dillard Crinkley 
C. G. Greear 

J. W. Romm 

R. P. Barrell 
R. H. Engle 
L. B. Hanes, Jr. 
C. G Houston, Jr. 

B. F. Hurt 
Monroe Leigh 
T. B. Mason 
H. M. Sclater 
J. B. Smith, Jr. 
R. P. Trice 

J. C. Sommers, Jr. 
W. R. Eason 
W. B. White 


A. W. Allison 

C S. Burks 

F. C. Chaffin, Jr. 

W. C. Chewning 

P. T. Craddock 

J. B. Geyer 

H. M. Seamans 

W. L. Taylor 

T. T. Traynham, Jr. 

F. A. Shelton 

J. W. Mays 

E. H. Hoy, Jr. 

H. B. Murdock 
S. J. Prichard, Jr. 
J. F. Rowe 


P. J. Coblentz 
W. T. Covington, Jr. 
Guy A. Demuro 
J. M. Doswell, Jr. 
Kossen Gregory 
J. S. Pancake 
J. P. Turner 
M. P. Tynes, Jr. 
L. B. Ward 
W. A. Webb 
L. M. White 
R. W. Williams 
W. W. Beckner, Jr. 
S. W. Purviance 
P. H. Booth, Jr. 
Glenn R. Toothman 
W. M. Engle 
C. H. Beale, Jr. 
E. B. Vaden 

W. A. Buchanan, Jr. 
R. E. Cabell, Jr. 

A. L. Fox, Jr. 

W. W. Halligan, Jr. 

J. G. Hanes 

S. S. Jones 

E. W. Wolcott 

J. B. Catlett 

P. W. Watt 

H. C. Bean 

T. A. Kirk, Jr. 

W. B. Elwang, Jr. 

J. W. Eddins 

J. H. Shaw 


B. Cates, Jr. 
R. C. Coleburn 
T. T. Land 

R. H. Manson, Jr. 

R. A. Mundy 

T. J. Nichols III 

L. L. Parker, Jr. 

J. A. Rollings, Jr. 

J. T. Spratley 

M. M. Smith 

E. R. Trice 

J. F. Kay 

R. C. Churchill, Jr. 


C. W. Alley, Jr. 
J. E. Cann 

C. B. Cary 

S. G. Cline 

J. E. DeHardit 

G. C. Gilmer 

R. C. Goad 

L. P. Hyde 

S. J. Martin 

J. W. Powell 

H. M. Tanner, Jr. 

Moffett Walker, Jr. 

J. P. Proffitt, Jr. 

C B. Beverage 

C. C. Herbert 


George Baldock 
G. A. Beam 

J. E. BlRDWELL, Jr. 

R. L. Kane, Jr. 

C. W. Merriam, Jr. 
Levi Old, Jr. 


L. H. Wood 
H. O. Wrenn 
T. G. Griffin 

D. H. Glew, Jr. 
G. B. Little 
W. F. Hill, Jr. 

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Ensign Andrew Joseph Tuck, '45 

Ensign Andrew Joseph Tuck 

November 18, 1923 — July 25, 1946 

Ensign Andrew Joseph Tuck, '45, was killed on a 
training flight, July 25, 1946. He was buried at his home 
in Clarksville, Ya., July 30. 

Mr. Tuck entered Hampden-Sydney in 1941, and was 
here for two sessions, leaving to enter the armed service. 
He was a good student, standing 26th from the top in a 
class of 122; he was a good Christian, purposing to make 
the Gospel ministry his life work. The people in the Oak 
Grove community remember him as the faithful teacher 
in the Sunday School there. Possessed of great grit and 
manly strength, he was an outstanding member of the 
football squad; very popular with his fellow-students. 
Young Tuck had expected to return to the College in 1947 
to complete the requirements for his bachelor of arts 
degree. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Tuck. 
He is survived by five sisters, two brothers, and his wife, 
Mrs. June Sickler Tuck, of Murphysboro, 111. 

Dr. Robert Ritchie Harwell, 
Professor Emeritus 

Dr. Harwell, scholar, minister, and teacher, of the Class 
of 1897 — professor of Greek and German at Austin College 
since 1904 — retired from active class-room work on May 
27, 1946, and by action of the Board of Trustees was made 
Professor Emeritus. The action is in part as follows: 
"The Board of Trustees of Austin College in session today 
took note of the long and faithful service which you have 
rendered to the college in the teaching of hundreds of 
students who have attended your classes. The Board 
desires to express to you its gratitude for this service and 
to convey to you as you become professor emeritus its 
best wishes for your continued success and happiness. 
The Board regards you as still a member of the faculty, 
even though inactive, and is conscious of the influence 
which you will still exert on the students whom you will 
contact. Your fine spirit of devotion to your work and 
your exemplary life will not be forgotten." 

W. W. Jefferson, '31, Manager of the 
Southeastern Area, U. S. Red Cross 

Mr. Jefferson has been an active and efficient worker 
in the Red Cross organization for many years. After 
graduation at Hampden-Sydney College and before he 
went into Red Cross work, he was teacher and coach in the 
Culpeper, Ya., High School for four years. Since then he 
has had wide experience in the activities of this good 
work at home and abroad. He was a general field repre- 
sentative in Pennsylvania and West Yirginia. He next 
was Executive Director of the Miami (Fla.) Chapter; 
then he was appointed Assistant Manager of Chapter 
Service of the Red Cross in the Eastern Area of the United 
States; and as such he rendered efficient aid to the sufferers 
in the major disasters of the time in his area, as for example 
in the spring floods of Pennsylvania and West Yirginia in 
1936, and disasters in the Ohio-Mississippi Yalley flood of 

In January 1944, Mr. Jefferson was made Director of 
Civilian War Relief with the U. S. Army in the Mediterra- 
nean Area, and in 1945, he was a delegate to the League 
of Red Cross Societies; and participated in the preparations 
for a conference of the Board of Governors of the League 
in Geneva, October, 1945. Mr. Jefferson — as Director of 
International Cooperation and Service to insular chapters 
— received a Danish Red Cross Medal as a token of the 
appreciation of King Christian and the Danish people for 
Red Cross aid to the regions of war-ravaged Europe. 
This faithful worker is now (August 1946) Manager of the 
Southeastern Area of Red Cross Activities in the United 
States; his address in 2600 Valley Drive, Alexandria, Va. 

Dr. Henry Sackett Mosby and Back Bay 

The Richmond News-Leader of July 2, 1936, carried a 
picture of Dr. Mosby, Class of 1935, testing a sample of 
water from Back Bay to determine it salinity. The paper 
explains: "This famed hunting ground is losing its salinity, 
its duck food, and its ducks — there is practically no duck 
food in Back Bay proper. . .loss of salinity is bad enough 
for the Sago, but the weed is attacked by black shank 
potato fungus and hydroids. . . And then there is the 
trouble of turbidity. \\ hen the grass was abundant, it 
kept the bottom anchored. But now, with no anchor . . . 
the water is so turbid . . . that the health-giving sunlight 
can penetrate to a depth of only two feet." "Dr. Mosby 
and his fellow scientists say frankly that it is not certain 
that anything can be done to restore Back Bay r to the 
former status." The reporter, Mr. Harry Nash, quoted 
above, adds: "You hunters must grade them an oversized 
A for effort, for they are certainly trying." 


Professor Lawrence Gerald Nelson 

Professor Nelson, who might almost have been inter- 
preter general at the Tower of Babel, was a member of 
the Faculty at Hampden-Sydney 1928-35. Later he has 
been professor at the College of William and Mary. His 
new address is Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va. 

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Program Atlanta, Ga., Meeting, 1946, School 

Administrators, N. E. A. 

By Professor R. H. Watkins, 1895 

I CANNOT hope to add to the statistical and documen- 
tary material gathered on this subject from large cities 
outside my experience. But I have been in educational 
work for fifty years in small systems in three southern 
states; thirty-nine of these years as Superintendent in 
Laurel, Miss. During this experience of a half century 
I have never wavered in my belief in the fundamental 
need of personal relationships in education closely inte- 
grating the school and the community it serves. 

I have always believed with William James in the 
supreme importance of personal relationships in educa- 
tion. In comprehending the community, we should begin 
with the people. And a knowledge of people should begin 
with acquaintanceship with them as individuals rather 
than with a study of statistics about them. A few early 
experiences will illustrate my meaning. 

The first teaching position I ever held was the principal- 
ship of a two-room school in Surry County, Va. I was 
told that the assistant principal, who was the other half 
of the faculty, was an experienced teacher, and had taught 
in that same school for several years. Being quite ignorant 
of just what should be accomplished in a school room, I 
decided to move to that community early to learn all I 
could from the assistant principal and to visit around. 
No other two weeks of my professional career were ever 
spent to better purpose. When school opened I knew every 
child by name and had visited his home and was personally 
acquainted with his parents. 

Just recently one of my Negro principals reported on the 
progress of a new teacher: "Mr. Watkins, she is a teacher 
of a great deal of inexperience." During my two years 
in Surry I was "a teacher of a great deal of inexperience." 
But I learned to know and love and understand the 
people of that community and formed friendships there 
that have lasted through life. 

Some few years later, I was elected superintendent of 
schools in a small city in East Tennessee. The rector of 
the parish church in that city was an old and very dear 
friend. When I accepted the position, I moved in early 
again (this time some months before school opened), and 
during the summer months helped this friend in his mission 
in Hell's Half Acre. Many of the problem children in 
some of the city's schools were from Hell's Half Acre; 
among them, Charlie Ferris, Sam Kashan and Beverly 
Snodgrass. Corporal punishment, very common at that 
time, was a prerogative — I might say enforced prerogative 
— of the superintendent, who was supposed to "back up" 
teachers and principals by flogging at once and without 
question any child sent to him for that punishment. 

But this superintendent insisted on being not mere 
executioner, but judge as well in each case. When Charlie 
Ferris was sent up for a flogging for "cussing" on the 
school grounds, knowing Charlie's home life thoroughly, 
I sent him home and explained to the teacher that Charlie 
was merely using on the playground the language of his 
home, and needed to be taught, not punished. I suggested 
that she visit Charlie's home Saturday and get information 

that would enable her to discuss Charlie's case with me 
Monday. She found no one at Charlie's home that 
Saturday except the boy himself, chained to the wall. I 
shall never forget that teacher's expression as she re- 
ported on Monday. She could barely speak. "He was 
chained to the wall. Like a dog!" 

One morning the entire school was startled to hear 
what sounded like a pig squealing under a gate — only the 
voice was the voice of a child. Before any of us could 
move or speak, the door was flung open and there was old 
man Kashan holding his small son by the heels. With a 
gruff, "Now you go to school," the old man vanished. 
Putting my arm around Sam, I took him into my office. 
He reached into his picket and pulled out a note — "Sam 
damn bad boy. Beat his back like hell." I read it to 
Sam, and then waited a moment for him to become quiet 
before asking gently, "Sam, are you a damn bad boy?" 
He sobbed and nodded his head. "Must I beat your back 
like hell?" Again a sob and a nod of that small head. I 
laughed and Sam looked up with a^dubious smile. I 
said seriously, then, "Sam, I don't think you are a damn 
bad boy and I believe we can get along. I'm not going 
to beat your back like hell in this school till I think you 
deserve it." 

Dear old Mrs. Snodgrass, illiterate, old Irish washer- 
woman, was my assistant in the Hell's Half Acre Mission. 
She was a precious old soul and a Christian; but she had 
waited too late to give up profanity. Keeping her promise 
"not to cuss in the church house" taxed her self-control 
to the utmost. Outside of that "church house" she was 
a facile swearer. When occasion justified, her appropriate, 
picturesque, eloquent use of profanity surpassed any- 
thing of the kind it has been my privilege to hear. 

Six-year-old Beverly Snodgrass, in the beginners' class, 
was his mother's own son. He was a child of real leader- 
ship, had a keen sense of humor and a vivid imagination, 
and he was a most original and resourceful liar. He came 
to school one frosty morning with his coat on hind part 
before. Of course, the other children laughed convulsively. 
But Beverly was perfectly serious and so was Miss R., the 
teacher. She said, "Beverly, go to the cloak room and 
put your coat on right." But Beverly replied, "No, Miss 
R., my Mama said to wear it this way. I got a cold in 
the chist." Miss R., a teacher smart in the ways of 
children, said, "All right, Beverly. Children, don't laugh 
at Beverly. He's sick and has to wear his coat that way 
and it's unkind to laugh at him." The children stopped 
laughing. The room finally got warm. Beverly became 
uncomfortable and wanted to change that coat. But the 
teacher said, "No, Beverly, don't forget you've a cold in 
your chest." 

On another day, Miss R. sent for me and said, " YOU'll 
have to give Beverly a good switching. He's an incor- 
rigible liar." She then handed me a note: 
"Beverly sick Yistidy. 

"Mrs. Snodgrass." 


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r 1 looked squarely at the boy, "Beverly, did you write 
this note?" "Yes," he replied, "but my Mama signed it." 
"Why, Beverly, I've known your Mama for years and I 
know she cannot sign her name." 

His ready rejoinder: "She can write her name now. 
I taught her." 

Such early experiences are responsible for two questions 
which I have been asking my teachers for years on the 
back of their six-weeks report blanks: 

First: How many children are there in your classes 

whose parents are unknown to you? 
Second: How many homes of your children have you 

visited during the past six weeks? 
The law that places the teacher in loco parentis states 
the most profound principle of education. If the teacher 
is the parent, then the school is the home. The mother is 
the child's first teacher, and the teacher is the child's 
second mother. The relation between the two must be 
exceedingly close. This relationship has given birth to the 
Parent-Teacher Association, which bridges the gap be- 
tween the home and the school, and which is one of the 
most potent of all organizations. The PTA does not run 
the schools, but I would hate to have to run the schools 
without the PTA. 

Training for citizenship is, of course, the chief function 
of education. It begins in the home, where members of 
the family learn to live together, and is continued in the 
school, where children of the community learn to live 
together; first in the small unit of the class room, then in 
the larger unit of the school. 

If teaching is to be motivated children must take part 
in the life of the home, the school, the community. "We 
learn to do by doing" is a pedagogical maxim. Its ex- 
tended application, as I see it, is "We learn to live by 

School is more than preparation for life, it is life. In 
the school intellectual and spiritual interests develop that 
knowledge and truth and beauty alone can satisfy; 
friendships are formed that are true and helpful and lasting 
and duties and responsibilities are assumed. 

A definite program of child participation in the life of the 
school should begin in the child's first year. I was visit- 
ing_ an elementary school the other day when the first- 
grade playground committee came in with a six-year-old 
offender under arrest for "cussing" on the playground. 
Little Shiah admitted that he had called Johnnie a d-s-o-b 
but in deep distress, looking up into his teacher's face 
with the most angelic expression, said, "Miss Mary, is 
that cussing? Why, my Mama calls my Papa that." 

At the same school I attended a meeting of the Good 
Citizens Club. The rules of the Club were posted in every 
school room. Only those who had subscribed to these 
rules, and who, in the opinion of the membership com- 
mittee had lived up to them for a period of two weeks, 
were eligible to membership. Billy, a third-grade young- 
ster, presided with great dignity. The Chairman of the 
Committee on Bicycles reported that only one case of 
tampering with bicycles had taken place since last meet- 
ing. Jane's tire had been punctured. But Jane rose, a 
little embarrassed but determined, to withdraw her com- 
plaint. She had discovered that her flat was due to a 
leaky valve. 

Of course Billy can preside over and members of this 
Club can carry out a program in Sunday school or in 
church worship service as well as in school affairs. Thus 
is child participation in school life extended to child 
participation in community life. 

A beautiful expression of student understanding and 
cooperation was given by students of Laurel senior high 
school when a beloved teacher died suddenly. A private 
funeral for her was held at io:oo A. M., attended by all 
the members of the faculty and a committee from the 
student body. All other students, more than 500, re- 
mained at school and went on with their work. In study 
hall, library, and in each laboratory and each class room 
a leader was elected by the students. The work was 
carried through one period, a change of periods, and into 
the next. Lessons were recited, and new lessons assigned. 
Conduct was perfect. Self-direction, self-control, self- 
government are ends sought in a community-centered 

This same training is carried over by these young people 
in their youth canteens. Such canteens are well chaperoned 
by parents, but upon one occasion when undesirable 
conduct occurred it was the young people, not the parents, 
who initiated, organized, and adopted rules which they 
submitted to their elders for approval. They at once 
posted those rules and enforced them. 

The problem of juvenile delinquency faces youth just 
now. Older people organize for the solution of this 
problem and try to decide what they are going to do about 
it. The important thing is what are the young people 
going to do about it. We are in danger of meeting this 
problem in just the wrong way. Young people who have 
taken part in school life, in community life, who have 
learned to govern themselves, should organize and take 
upon themselves responsibility for their own conduct.' 
They should at least be given the first chance to solve 
their own problem. 

The other day I heard a teen-ager make an eloquent 
appeal to his elders not to set a bad example to youth. 
This brings up the problem of delinquent parents, an age- 
old problem, beginning with Adam and Eve who were 
the first delinquent parents. 

Parents, teachers, and children of a school, through 
living together, learn to comprehend their local com- 
munity, its resources, occupations, interests, needs, and 
problems, and find abundant opportunities for self- 
expression in community service. Interest then spreads in 
a natural process of growth from local community to state 
community, to national community, to world community. 

[As so many graduates of the College teach as their life's work, it 
seems that this fine address of an experienced and successful teacher, 
Air. Richard Henry Watkins, of the Class of 1895, may be helpful to 
young teachers and will be read with pleasure and profit by all.] 

Hilton B. Rufty, Jr., '32, Head of 
Department of Music 

Readers of The Record have followed Mr. Rufty's 
successful career too often for further introduction to be 
needed. We have spoken of him as pianist, organist, 
carillonneur, and composer. It now gives us great pleasure 
to report that he is head of the Music Department of the 
University of Richmond. He succeeds Professor Henry H. 
Fuchs who will devote himself to teaching German and 
German Literature. In addition to his administrative 
duties as head of the department, Mr. Rufty "will teach 
Musical Theory, act as Chapel organist, and direct the 
LTniversity choir and the men's glee club." 

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Dr. William E. Hudson and Massanetta 

The Class of 1895, at Hampden-Sydney, was very large 
and was composed of an unusual number of gifted men. 
Of these none has been more widely known and more 
useful than Rev. William E. Hudson, D. D. He had 
been pastor, Superintendent of Mountain Missions in 
Kentucky, and Superintendent of Home Missions of 
Lexington Presbytery in Virginia, when Mr. J. R. Lupton 
turned Massanetta Springs over to the Synod of Virginia. 
This place had been a watering place and summer resort 
for some years, the medicinal quality of its water being 
considered highly beneficial. The Synod decided to make 
Massanetta a place for the refreshment of the soul as well 
as of the body. Dr. Hudson was made manager, and his 
great work has been the development of Massanetta as a 
place for religious conferences and a center of Christian 
influence. Now at seventy-three, he looks back with 
gratitude and thankfulness at what he has been enabled to 
accomplish by twenty-five years of hard work and sacrificial 
service. Massanetta is the seat of conferences: Conferences 
for the young people, conferences for the Woman's 
Auxiliary, conferences for laymen, conferences for 
special groups, conferences for Methodists, the Baptist 
Training Union, the Christian Endeavor Conference, the 
Lutheran Church Workers Assembly. The Bible Conference 
is the climax of the annual programme; the School of 
Music and the Music Festival attract thousands of 
participants and auditors. Visitors are fed on strong meat; 
Dr. Hudson gets some of the outstanding leaders in 
America and abroad; some come again and again. For 
the 25th Anniversary, Dr. Hudson arranged a pageant to 
show the story of Massanetta from the beginning, which 
revealed the growth of Christian fellowship and the power 
of the religion of the Bible to mould character and to 
promote a kindly spirit among brethren. 

Dr. Squires writes of Dr. Samuel Selden 

Rev. W. H. T. Squires, D. D. (1895), valued Trustee 
of the College since 1916, often tells the readers of Norfolk 
(Va.) papers of "Norfolk in By-Gone Days." In a recent 
issue he wrote of Samuel Selden, M. D., Class of 1851, a 
class of which many were members of the Confederate 
States Army and otherwise prominent. Dr. Selden's life 
was brief, but it was real and earnest. Born in 1834, he 
died as 1880 was just beginning (January 13). 

Son of Captain Samuel Selden, owner and skipper "of 
a steamer which made Norfolk its home port," and a man 
reported to be of Colonial stock, the youth attended the 
Norfolk Academy and, when Dr. Lewis W. Green was 
President of Hampden-Sydney College, received the 
A. B. degree there in a class with Captain W. T. Carring- 
ton, Professors William Caruthers and Robert Dabney, 
Governor P. W. McKinney, Colonel Richard A. Morton, 
President John B. Shearer and others of like caliber. He 
had as college-mates and friends men like Charles W. 
Crawley, Lewis L. Holladay, and Richard Mcllwaine, at 
a time when the student body was possibly equal to that 
of any period in the existence of the College. 

Dr. Selden studied medicine at the Medical College of 
Charleston, S. C, "and graduated with the highest 
honors in his class." He married Miss Elizabeth M. 
Lamb, of North Carolina, and practiced his profession 
with marked success until 1875 when a serious heart 

ailment rendered him an invalid. The good physician 
was also a gifted poet, and during the last few months of 
his life "when partially free from pain" he revised some 
of his poems. Later Mr. W. R. Gait collected a few of Dr. 
Selden's fugitive poems into a small volume of 77 pages — 
a few stanzas are quoted by Dr. Squires which abundantly 
justify Mr. James Barron Hope's reference to his friend's 
"Christian graces and poetic ability." 

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Dr. Allan Deplores the Lack 
Guidance for the Young 


In the section of Church News in the Presbyterian 
Outlook of July 22, 1946, some outline was published of 
discourses at the recent Montreat Conferences. A few 
brief quotations from its columns will reveal what Pro- 
fessor D. M. Allan, B. A., A. M., Ph. D., had in mind 
when he expressed the fear that "The church has been 
slow in providing help in the fundamental work of guid- 
ance." In his lecture on Clinical Psychology, delivered to 
a group of ministers, the Hampden-Sydney professor of 
Philosophy and Psychology said in part: "We face a 
world in desperate need of personal guidance and mental 
healing . . . millions have lost their way in life or are 
unfit for the tasks that society demands of them ... of 
the four and a half million young men rejected as unfit 
for military service, fully a third were refused on account 
of mental disability. A similar proportion of all casualties 
returned from the theatres of war were cases of nervous 
and mental breakdown. In the country at large, more 
than half the hospital beds are occupied by those with 
mental diseases. . . It is not surprising that educators 
have pronounced personal guidance to be the primary 
need of the home, the school, and society. . . The demand 
for guidance presents a definite challenge to the church. 
It may seriously be doubted whether the average church 
is . . . doing much to meet the intimate tangles and heart- 
aches of its members, far less ... to help the desperate 
gropings of uncounted thousands outside its walls. . . 
There is good reason to believe that most mental illness 
is acquired in childhood rather than inherited, and that 
it consists of bad habits of mind, body and spirit, of 
thought and emotion, which can be corrected if discovered 
in time and dealt with in the right manner." In the 
greatly abbreviated notes of Dr. Allan's lecture, we do 
not find definite suggestions as to methods suitable for 
the church to adopt; but certainly the need is great, and 
the sound mind in the sound body is still the prime aim 
of education. 

Virginia State Honor Roll Report 

On July 12, 1946, Dr. William Edwin Hemphill, '32, 
made a "progress report" on the publication of "The 
Gold Star Honor Roll of Virginians who Died in the 
Armed Forces in World War II." Dr. Hemphill had hoped 
that the volume would be ready for delivery by this 
time; but as has been the case with almost everything, 
unavoidable delays have occurred. The Honor Roll, when 
published, will be merely a tentative record as complete 
information has been difficult to secure. Dr. Hemphill's 
committee suggested expansive and expensive plans for 
publications in addition to the Honor Roll. How far these 
can be realized in fact is not yet certain. 


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Chairman J. Warren White, '95, 
Inaugurates the Seventh Fund 

The Hampden-Sydney Alumni Fund is beginning its 
seventh year. This annual effort to enlist the active 
participation of former students has been very rewarding 
from year to year. The response this year should be the 
best of all. We have enlisted the largest number of Class 
Managers since the Fund was started. Every class is 
amply staffed with these "indispensable cogs" called 
Class Managers. We know the Managers are going to do 
their best to have every classmate respond. We believe 
classmates are going to respond as never before. The 
old College has a right to expect this; her sons are in the 
habit of fulfilling her expectations. 

The Work of Mr. E. L. Dupuy, Jr., '16, 
Favorably Reviewed 

(Copied from a notice in The Farmville Herald, by 
Mr. Barrye Wall, Editor) 

Several pictures showing scenes in Volens High School in Halifax 
County, as well as of Lawrence Dupuy, formerly of Worsham, and for 
the past 15 years school principal or director of agricultural training in 
that county, together with extensive discussion of the high school 
training program in Halifax, are shown in the June issue of McCaWs 

Titled "Our High Schools: What Are They Worth to Our Children?" 
the article which reviews work in widely scattered high schools over the 
nation, is written by Morris Markey. Three of the schools examined were 
those in cities, the Halifax school being selected as an example of a 
preeminently rural institution. 

Dupuy, together with his family, frequently visits his home at Wor- 
sham, where his brother and sister, Richard Dupuy and Miss Mary 
Dupuy, now live. 

Gifts to the Library 

We are grateful to the following Alumni and friends of 
the College who have remembered the Library with 
generous gifts: 

Mr. George Hammond Sullivan: A small color print 
depicting a colonial scene in Old Virginia. 

Mr. John M. DeVane: A large box containing many 
issues of the National Geographic Magazine. 

Mr. Wallace G. Link, '33: Minutes of the General 
Assembly 1 890-1930, inclusive, plus a number of magazines 
and pamphlet material relating to the College from the 
library of his father, Rev. A. G. Link, '86. 

Mr. G. Maslin Davis: A box of clippings, magazines, 
and other historical data concerning Hampden-Sydney 
from the library of Mr. Edgar Johnson Davis, '75, formerly 
of Greensboro, N. C. 

Dr. Anthony M. DeMuth, '33: Revised Standard 
Version of the New Testament. 

Dr. J. D. Eggleston: A presentation copy of the 
biography, " Barnard Baruch, " by Carter Field, containing 
the following note written by the author: "To J. D. 
Eggleston whose keen perception I have come to ad- 
mire." " Halifacts' " by W. B. Barbour. A number of early 
catalogs of Hampden-Sydney, the Hampden-Sydney 
Medical School, and LJnion Seminary. The original 
Minute Book of the Buffalo Circulating Library. The 
library is deeply indebted to Dr. Eggleston for copies of 
the various historical papers which come from his pen 
from time to time. 

Samuel W. Purviance, '42 

Virginia's Youngest Mayor 

Samuel W. Purviance, '42, is the youngest mayor in 
Virginia. When he took office September 1, 1946, he was 
still in his twenty-fourth year. The citizens of his native 
Boykins have recognized his high character, unusual 
initiative, and unselfish civic interest and have elected 
this young alumnus to the chief office of this attractive 
Virginia town. The College congratulates both the town 
and "His Honor." 

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President William R. Gardner '24, 
Speaks for the Seventh Alumni Fund 

With the return of many former students to their 
studies at the College as the result of the termination of 
hostilities and the enrollment of many young men who 
would have gone into the armed forces had the war con- 
tinued, Hampden-Sydney faces the future with new en- 
thusiasm. The war records of our alumni and students 
have again proven that the type of education offered 
produces well-rounded leadership so vital in war and 
greatly needed in this period of reconstruction. The 
returning students and those who are new at the College 
expect much of Hampden-Sydney. There is perhaps more 
seriousness of purpose among college students at this time 
than ever before. In order to measure up to the expecta- 
tions of these young men, Hampden-Sydney must render 
a more efficient and broader service than at any time in 
her long history. 

Both students and faculty recognize the fact that the 
alumni of the College constitute one of its greatest assets. 
As normal activities again get under way, they look to 
those who have gone before and expect that group to do 
its share. The results accomplished in the Seventh Alumni 
Fund will be watched closely by students at the College. 
The degree of its success will be evidence of the belief of 
the alumni in the College and its ideals. A liberal response 
from a high percentage of alumni will provide convincing 
proof that former students are appreciative of what they 
received and are anxious that others may enjoy even 

greater benefit and value from Hampden-Sydney. 
Send^'your subscription to the Fund early — and send a 
substantial one. This must be our most successful year. 
Let us back up the Fund Chairman to the fullest extent 
of our ability. 

William R. Gardner, President General Alumni Association 

Robert B. Hudson, '28 

Robert B. Hudson, CBS Director of Education, was 
born in Bland County, Ya. After being graduated from 
Hampden-Sydney College, Va., in June 1928, Hudson 
received the M. A. degree in Education at Columbia 
University. In 1938-39 he held a Rockefeller Foundation 
fellowship for the study of educational broadcasting. 

Hudson served on the extension staff of the University 
of West Virginia, and at one time carried on a three-year 
experiment in adult education at Radburn, N. J., for the 
American Association for Adult Education. He is an 
officer of that Association and was executive secretary of 
the Adult Education Council of Denver from 1935 to 
1938. He organized and served as director of the Rocky 
Mountain Radio Council, an association of 30 colleges 
and universities which, since 1939, has been cooperating 
with commercial radio stations in presenting public 
service programs. The excellence of the Council's work 
has been widely recognized and approved. 

Before joining the Education Division of CBS in 
September 1945, Hudson lectured at several western 
universities, and served as radio consultant to the 0. W. I., 
the LTniversity of Chicago and the public schools of 

He is the author of "Radburn: A Plan of Living" 
(1934) and of a number of contributions to books and 

Hudson married Miss Joan Marion Loram, and is the 
father of two sons, two and seven years old. 

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Alumni Notes 

William Warren Barnwell, '25, of Covington, Va., passed through 
Hampden-Sydney on July 4th last, calling on old friends. He was 
accompanied by his sister and her husband. They had attended the 
marriage of William Beckler White, '46, in Richmond. 

Dr. R. H. Henneman, '29, has another daughter, born in Charleston, 
S. C, on June 28, 1946; she bears the full name of her paternal grand- 
mother — Marion Hubard Henneman. 

Miss Margaret Esther Atkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
Tulane Atkinson, and Mr. Robert Theodore Jerome were married in 
the College Church at Hampden-Sydney, Va., on July 2, 1946. After 
the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. 
The groom, late of the armed forces of the U. S., is now in business in 
New Haven, Conn. 

Rev. A. J. Ponton, of the Class of 1897, is still preaching, though his 
health is not good, after 50 years in the active ministry. His address 
is Route 2, Lynchburg, Va. 

William Beckler White, '40, and Miss Elizabeth Lewis Carter Harri- 
son were married in Richmond, Va., on June 19, 1946. The bride is 
the daughter of Rev. Lewis Carter Harrison, rector of Emmanuel 
Church, Brook Hill, Richmond. The groom served in the U. S. Navy 
in many places, a gallant officer, who is now in Bethlehem, Pa. 

James William Wilson III, who has been working in the Cobb Chemical 
Laboratory in Charlottesville, Va., should now be addressed 4021 
Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Samuel Whitelock Purviance, '42, has recently been elected mayor 
of Boykins, Va., for a two-year term beginning September 1946. He 
had previously been a member of the Town Council. 

Andrew Lewis Knight, Jr., '30, is town clerk of Boykins, Va., and 
the successful proprietor of a good department store. 

Lieutenant Linton B. Ward, '42, U. S. N. R., was released to inactive 
duty, February 15, 1946. He is now with the Advertising Department 
of the Free-Lance Star, 504 Lewis Street, Fredericksburg, Va. 

The announcement was made in the Richmond Neus Leader of June 25, 
1946, that Dr. Elam C. Toone, '29, had been appointed assistant pro- 
fessor of medicine in the Medical College of Virginia; and also that 
Dr. Charles E. Troland, '32, had been made assistant professor of 
Neurological Surgery in that institution. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Moeller, of Kinde, Mich., have announced 
the marriage of their daughter, Alma May, to Thomas Watkins Leigh, 
'39, on June 20, 1946. The marriage ceremony was performed in the 
Chapel of the University of Michigan. The groom's brother, E. M. 
Leigh, was the best man, and his parents — Mr. and Mrs. Leander Leigh — 
were present at the wedding. 

Alfred Thomas Curlee, '47, was one of 75 midshipmen who were 
commissioned ensigns at the June commencement (1946) at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia. He was also prominent there in college activities — 
social, athletic and literary. 

Rev. T. Robert Fulton, '42, was ordained and installed pastor of 
the Leesburg (Va.) Presbyterian Church by a Commission of Potomac 
Presbytery on June 30, 1946. The Rev. E. Summers McGavock, '21, 
delivered the charge to the incoming pastor. 

Captain Page Northington, '12, U. S. N. R., Medical Corps, should 
now be addressed at U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, Cal. 

Hon. John W. Eggleston, '06, Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court 
of Appeals, in July '46, made a brief visit to his cousin, Dr. J. D. Eggles- 
ton. Time has dealt kindly with him. 

Captain Robert C. Vaughan, Jr., '40, was released from active duty 
in the army in August 1946, and for a time was with his family in the 
home of his father-in-law, Dr. J. H. Cocks, in Farmville, Va. 

Miss Ann Kingdon became the bride of Walter Dunnington Shields, 
'44, in Bluefield, W. Va., on August 10, 1946. They will make their 
home at Hampden-Sydney with Dr. and Mrs. R. T. Brumfield while 
Mr. Shields is attending College. 

Frank D. Bishop, '48, was a member of the V-12 Naval Unit at 
Hampden-Sydney College from July 1943 to October 1944. After a 
serious operation at the Naval Hospital, Shoemaker, Cal., he was re- 
leased from active duty January 10, 1946. Now he is engaged in an 
installment retail clothing business in Dora, Ala. 

The address of David L. Timberlake, '36, is East Atlee Road, Eller- 
son, Va. 

The address of Captain William E. Cushwa, '38, on August 8, 1946, 
was 3136 Wellington Road, Park Fairfax, Alexandria, Va. 

Marshall E. Suther, Jr., '39, reports that his address is 226 South 
Fourth St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Arthur L. Bridgman, '43, is a graduate student in the Department of 
Chemistry at the University of North Carolina. Quite a number of our 
alumni are students there now: Herbert Seth Morgan, Jr., '42, is there 
working for his master's degree in Chemistry; J. Hunter Peak, Jr., '41, 
for a master's in Spanish; Thomas Guy Lane, Jr., '43, for a Law degree; 
David Martin Turner, '41, for a master's in Physics; Allen Carleton 
Phillips, '47, and Cary Lee Meredith, '45, in the School of Commerce; 
and Albert Joseph Buchinsky, '39. It is reported that Mr. H. S. Morgan, 
Jr., has taken to himself a wife from High Point, N. C. 

At last report, William Wilson Mason, '43, was ensign, U. S. N. R., 
located at Separation Center, Camp Shelton, Norfolk, Va., awaiting 
expected return to civil life. His home addess is 310 20th Street, South 
Ruffner, Charleston, W. Va. 

Walter S. Cain, Jr., '35, is working hard and taking "a Company 
Study Course" in order to fit himself to be an expert and efficient 
employee of the American Air Lines System in whose service he is 
engaged. His address is: American Air Lines System, Box 535, Bristol, 
Tenn., U. S. A. 

The Rev. Howard Clinton Cobbs, '34, recently Chaplain on the U. S. S. 
Elmore, was separated from active service in the spring of 1946. Before 
entering the service he was for six years pastor of the Forest Hill Presby- 
terian Church in Richmond, Va. He has accepted a call to the Maryland 
Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md., and entered upon the 
duties of his pastorate in September 1946. The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, 
'22, until recently had been pastor of this church. 

William R. Hill, Jr., reports the birth of a daughter on August 2, 
1946. Her name is Imogene Yuille Hill and her weight was seven pounds, 
three ounces. 

John Pryor Atkinson, '20, who has been Assistant County Agent in 
Dinwiddie Co., Va., employed on a temporary basis during the years of 
emergency since 1941, will resume his profession as teacher. Former 
principal of Darville High School in Dinwiddie, he will teach next 
session in the Alberta High School in Brunswick County. 

William Timberlake McChesney, '36, ex-lieutenant, U. S. N. R., has 
recently been appointed Executive Secretary and Manager of the 
Augusta County-Staunton Chamber of Commerce^and entered upon 
his duties August 15, 1946.- 

Rev. Carlyle Adolph McDonald, '39, served abroad for a time as 
executive officer of the Chaplains' Section, Third Army Headquarters; 
he returned to the States March 27, 1946. He is now a member of the 
staff of the Bream Memorial Church in Charleston, W. Va. From the 
Church Bulletin of August 4, 1946, we see that he assisted in the morn- 
ing worship on that date as did also Rev. Luther L. Price, '31. The 
morning sermon was delivered by Rev. Edward J. Agsten, '31, pastor 
of the West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. 

Albert Gordon Leach, Jr., '44, entered service in U. S. A. A. Corps 
in June 1942. Taken sick with Virus Pneumonia and sent to various 
hospitals, he was finally given a medical discharge at Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas. He is now (August 1946) at Lubbock, Texas, studying for a 
degree in Petroleum Engineering. His address is 2313 13th Street, 
Lubbock, Texas. 

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David Cloyd Stevens, '46, and Miss Betty Jane Jessee were married 
on August 16, 1946, at Radford, Va. 

Rev. Robert Whitfield Wisdom, '42, and his wife — missionaries in 
Brazil — have settled, making a home and founding the "Sojourners 
Church" for English-speaking people living in that great country. 
Their address is: Edificio Sao Jose, Rua Sao Sebastiao, 144 Barra 
Mansa E. F. B. C. Est do Rio, Brazil. 

Joseph Lloyd Manson, Jr., ex-lieutenant, U. S. N. R., was elected 
Commander of the Clay-McKissick Post 69, American Legion, on 
August 1, 1946, as reported from Blackstone, Va. 

P. Tulane Atkinson, Jr., '41, after four years' service in World War 
II, taught at Emporia, Va., after his discharge. For the session 1946- 
47, he will serve as principal of the Clover High School in Halifax 
County, Va. 

Richard Page Morton, '23, Commonwealth's Attorney for Charlotte 
County, Va., has recently been chosen a director of the State Bank of 
Keysville, Va. 

Edward Wiltse Paulette, '32, for some years connected with the 
School System of Arlington County, Va., has been named chairman 
of a committee to write a history of that county. This is a part of 
the Centennial Celebration to be held soon. We are sure that the 
work will be well done, as Mr. Paulette does thoroughly and carefully 
what he undertakes. 

Lieutenant Vernon Henry Benedict, '40, I!. S. Marine Corps, and 
Mrs. Benedict announce the birth of a son on July 28, 1946, in Farm- 
ville, Va. 

Mrs. William David Moore, Sr., announced the marriage of her 
daughter, Julia Alice Moore, to William Nelson Baskervill, '42, on 
July 13, 1946, at Durham, N. C. The groom is the son of Mr. Thorn- 
ton S. Baskervill of the Class of 1897, served with distinction in World 
War II, and at present is stationed at Duke University. 

In the Ashe Presbyterian of June 1946, the editor, Rev. John W. 
Luke, '26, writes understandingly of the value of the mountain Home 
Mission Churches as feeders for foreign mission fields and for the larger 
churches of this Country. 

For 20 years he has been pastor in the Ashe and Wilkes Counties of 
North Carolina, and he has seen many fine young people grow up and 
become leaders in Church work all over North Carolina. Mr. Luke 
is himself a grandson of a useful old elder in a country church in the 
Valley of Virginia and has done a good work in the Gospel ministry. 

A friend reports that Mr. Charles D. McKinney, Jr., Class of 1890, 
has a grandson — Charles D. Ill — born in June 1946; weight at birth 
was nine pounds and four ounces. 

Edward Otey Poole, '34, having served long and well in the U. S. 
Navy in the American and Asiatic-Pacific Theatres of Operations, is 
now in the U. S. State Department and has been sent to South America 
and Europe in connection with repatriation of former Axis Nationals. 

An editorial in the Nisei Christian of July-August 1946 reported that 
Mr. Shintaro Hasegawa, '40, who has been a city missionary in Phila- 
delphia, working among his fellow-countrymen, plans to return to 
Japan where he hopes to enter into full-time Gospel work. His father, 
mother and sister are anxiously awaiting his return. He has done a 
good and sacrificial work in this country. He faces hardship and want 
in his native land. Any of his friends who are disposed to help him 
should send contributions to Nisei Christian office, 600 Professional 
Building, 183 1 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. 

Lieutenant Robert Tyler Richmond, '44, and Miss Betty Wise Wright 
were married in Waynesboro, Va., July 24, 1946. Lieutenant Richmond 
is a nephew of Colonel Charles B. Richmond, '16, President of the 
Kentucky Military Institute, Lyndon, Ky., and graduated at the 
U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., in June 1946. The groom's 
best man was Lieutenant James F. Kay, '44, U. S. N. R. The newly- 
weds will live at Fort Benning, Ga., where Lieutenant Richmond has 
been assigned to duty. 

In the Richmond Times-Dispatch of July 21, 1946, was a long and 
interesting account of the career as a sailor and a singer of John Tivis 
Wicker, '40. Born in Richmond, Va., January 13, 1920, son of Dr. J. C. 
Wicker, of Fork L'nion Military Academy, he very early began to show 
marked musical ability. He entered Hampden-Sydney College at 16, 
but received his A. B. Degree at the University of Richmond in 194 1. 
In August 1941 he entered the Navy in Unit V-7, served on U. S. S. 
Tasker Bliss; later served on the Carrier Princeton in the Pacific for id 
months. Released from service as a lieutenant in December 1945, he 
and his wife — before her marriage Miss Shirley Cadmus — now live in 
New York, where he is in demand as a singer and is studying and working. 

Among the 37 applicants who successfully passed the State Bar 
Examination, as reforted on July 8, 1946, were Lester Layne Dillard, 
of South Boston, Va.; John Stewart Battle, Jr., of Albemarle — -both of 
the Class of 1940 — Robert Custis Coleburn, of Nottoway, and Robert 
Clemm Goad, of Portsmouth, Va., both of 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. Earle W. Clark, of Lunenburg Co., Va., have announced 
the engagement of their daughter, Lois Marie, to Howard Paul Bayly, 
'46, of Richmond, Va. 

Lieutenant Sydney Robert Weed, '41, has finally decided to make the 
Navy his profession for life. He returns to service with the rank of 

John Hunter Peak, Jr., '41, is now teaching at the University of North 
Carolina while working for his M. A. Degree. 

Rev. Paul G. Linaweaver, '26, Captain in Chaplains Corps, U. S. Navy, 
is now District Chaplain, First Naval District, Boston 14, Mass. He 
has served long and with distinction. At one time he was head of the 
department of Education in Guam. 

John Harrison Hancock in July 1946 was employed with the David 
W. Taylor Model Basin where the Navy tests in water models of its 
ships' hulls. His address was Box 6, Cabin John, Md. 

The address of Lieutenant Vance Marsham Currin, is now 473d Air 
ServiceGroup, A. P. 0. 755, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. This means 
that he is now stationed in Berlin, Germany, where his wife and two 
sons will join him in August. He has applied for service in the regular 
Army, and is assigned to the European Transport Service, flying C-47S 
on a passenger run and has seen much of Europe. 

The address of Mr. Wilmer B. Rogan, '22, is Box " V, " Balboa Heights, 
Canal Zone. He is acting now as a class manager of his class for the 
Alumni Fund. 

At a six-day conference of Superintendents of Schools at the College 
of William and Mary in July 1946, one of the chief attractions was a 
Seminar conducted by Dr. John E. Bryan, '15, Superintendent of 
schools in Jefferson Co., Ala., who is a recognized authority in the United 
States on educational methods and problems. Dr. Bryan is a son of 
our late revered friend in Birmingham who was called "Religion in 
Shoes," by his biographer. Rev. Thomas C Bryan, '22, and Rev. H. H. 
Bryan, '25, are brothers of the distinguished alumnus. 

Arthur G. Ramey, '16, is Secretary of the National League to Promote 
School Attendance — an organization for pupil adjustment and School 
Social Welfare Service. The annual meeting of this organization will be 
held in Baltimore, Md., October 14-17. An interesting programme is 
promised and all are invited to attend. Mr. Ramey's address is 108 
Washington Street, Cumberland, Md. 

Ward M. Palmer, '26, late Lieutenant-Commander, U S. N. R., was 
separated from service in February 1946, and is now in business in 
Columbia, S. C, in the Palmetto Building. 

Robert Clyde Lewis, '33, has been with the American Red Cross 
more than ten years. He served in the European Theater of Operations 
early in War II, was Director of Red Cross operations in China-Burma- 
India Theater for two years. Now (July 1946) is American Red Cross 
Commissioner of the Far Eastern Theater, which now embraces China, 
Japan, Korea, Okinawa, and the Philippines. 

Mrs. G. R. Mapp, of Machipongo, has announced the engagement of 
her daughter, Lucie Ellen, to William James Rue, Class of '36. The 
wedding will take place in early fall. 

Richard McEwen German, '40, Captain Medical Corps, U. S. A., 
reported his address in July 1946 as c/o Port Surgeon's office, New 
York; though his card was post-marked Franklin, Tenn. 

Dr. James G. Bruce, Jr., '36, is at 1022 McCallie Avenue, Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn. 

Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. N. R., Richard Jones Reid, Jr., and 
Miss Anne Fayssoux Davis were married in Durham, N. C, on August 
24, 1946. The groom is the son of Mr. R. J. Reid, '15, and the former 
Miss Putney of Farmville, Va. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. James Q. Davis. 

Dr. Edward Malcolm Campbell, '38, U. S. N. R., Medical Corps, 
during the war, was stationed in Room 76, U. S. Capitol, Washington, 
D. C, in July 1946; but expected soon to be released to inactive duty. 
He will spend a year working in St. Luke's Hospital, Richmond, Va. 


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Mr. and Mrs. Harry Peyton Field, he of the Class of 1920, were at 
Hampden-Sydney in July 1946 to enroll their son in college. Mr. 
Field graduated in electrical engineering in 1921 at M. I. T., was in 
the U. S. Army in World War I, and now lives in Honolulu. He is a 
nephew of Rev. T. Peyton Walton, 1877, and of Rev. R. A. Walton 
of 1883. 

Frederick Louis Huffman, '35, is a social worker of distinction. He 
is the successful director of the Community Chest of the City of Char- 
lotte and Mecklenburg County, N. C. At the summer meeting (July 
1946) of the Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Social Executives, he 
was chairman of the executive committee. His address is 121 East 
Third Street, Charlotte, N. C. 

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Vaughan, Jr., on July l6, 

Joseph Beverley Farrar, Jr., son of J. B. Farrar, '32, was christened 
at his home at Round Hill, Va., on July 21, 1946. 

Mrs. George Rex, Jr., and children have now joined Mr. Rex in 
Culpeper, Va., and they have established residence there. 

John Henry Allen, Jr., son of John Henry Allen, '10, has decided to 
remain in the regular army, U. S., where he has served with distinction. 
He is now a first lieutenant. 

Mr. Thomas Edward Crawley, '40, late lieutenant, U. S. N. R., is 
now a member of the faculty of Hampden-Sydney College. In July 
last, he was elected Big Chief of the Virginia 4-H Club All-Stars for 
the next year. 

James M. Graham, '06, has for years been cashier of the First National 
Farmers Bank, of Wytheville, Va., of which Hon. Stuart B. Campbell, 
'06, is president. 

The Right Rev. William Robert Moody, D. D., of Hampden-Sydney 
(Class 1922), received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Uni- 
versity of the South also on June 10, 1946. We are not informed as 
to how the double degree of D. D. is indicated in print. (Is it proper 
to use the coefficient 2D. 2D., or the exponent D. 2 D. 2 , or the chemical 
symbol D 2 . D 2 .?) 

Mr. W. W. Gordon's son, Sydney, is named for Mrs. Gordon's brother, 
who was killed during the war. Mr. Gordon's address now is Black- 
stone College, Va. 

Lieutenant Ashton T. Stewart, '39, left New York, May 23, 1946, 
en route to his European assignment. His address is: First Lieutenant, 
U. S. A. Medical Corps (O-1725177), 65th Signal Battalion, A. P. 0. 65, 
c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

William Cloyce Comstock, '42, of the Construction Battalion of 
the U. S. N. for two years in the Pacific, has returned to his old posi- 
tion with the Lucky Strike Tobacco Company. 

Dr. Charles Alden Barrell, '31, has been appointed head of the Political 
Science Department at the Bowling Green University for the session 
1946-47. He was released from active service in the Army last winter. 
He holds degrees from Hampden-Sydney, University of Virginia and 
Ohio State University. 

Dr. H. Maxey Smith, 1894, for many years a missionary of the 
Southern Presbyterian Church in China, now retired, had a serious 
stroke in January 1946. At the last report he was better, but his improve- 
ment was slow. He was then in a nursing home in Asheville, N. C. His 
address is 95 Vermont Avenue. Mrs. Smith is with him. 

Captain Gordon William Friedrich, '30, U. S. A. Air Corps, has just 
returned from Europe (June 24, 1946). His address is 401 Navarro 
Street, San Antonio, Tex. 

William Walter Beckner, Jr., '42, was discharged from active service 
in March, 1946. Since then he has been working with the Veterans 
Administration in Richmond, Va., he expects to attend medical college 
in the fall of 1946. His address is Room 212, Central Y. M. C. A., Rich- 
mond, Va. He married Miss Wanda Louise Jacobs in Reidsville, N. C, 
on August 30, 1946. 

Edward Garland Davis, Jr., '42, graduated at the Medical College of 
Virginia on June 16, 1945, and was commissioned as lieutenant (jg), in 
U. S. N. R. Medical Corps. He was sent overseas in July 1946, as Division 
Medical Officer for Mine Division 9. Address: Lieutenant (jg),U. S. N. R. 
Medical Corps, Mine Division 9, c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. 

Mr. Maclin McCarty Smith. '44. late of U. S. A. Air Corps, and Miss 
Lena Madison Claiborne were married at Skipwith, Va., on July 20, 
1946. The bride is] ajdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ryland Burton Clai- 

William Frank Dodd, '43, was a first lieutenant in the U. S. A. Air 
Forces, and served on many missions in the South European Area. He 
is now majoring in Chemistry at V. P. I. and is married. 

Samuel Stimpson Jones, '43, having done work in electronics and 
mathematics before serving in the armed forces, U. S. A., will return to 
work on the Ph. D. degree. His address, August 1 to September 15, 1946, 
was Buckingham, Va. From September 15 until further notice, his 
address will be: Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Cornell 
University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Harvey L. Barnes, Jr., '45, is assistant manager of the Colonial 
Theater in his home city of Richmond, Va. 

The wedding of Thomas E. Veasey, '31, and Miss Kathryn Jackson, 
daughter of Mrs. Joseph Nevil Jackson and the late Mr. Jackson of 
Richmond, Va., will take place in October 1946. The prospective groom 
is now in business in West Point, Va. 

Roland Marshall Wilson, first honor graduate of the Class of 193 1, 
graduated with Second Honors from the Pittsburgh Xenia Seminary in 
September 1945. He received the Bachelor of Divinity degree and the 
Jane Gardner Prize. He is now pastor of the United Presbyterian Church 
at Enon Valley, Pa. During August he was a pleasant caller on the Hill. 

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Price, he of the Class of 1936, stopped by on 
their way to the beach in July. "Bill" reports that his two-year-old 
namesake, left in the care ot the maternal grandmother, is a regular 
fellow. He has plenty of room to play at his home, Boone Mill, Va. 

John Foster Williamson, Jr., was born on July 9, 1946, and the scales 
at the Southside Hospital, Farmville, said he weighed 8 pounds and 2 
ounces. His father is of the Class of 1939 and since his release from the 
Navy has engaged in mercantile business in Farmville, Va. 



RICHARDSON. Mrs. Henrietta Anderson Richardson died at her 
home in Farmville, Va., on August I, 1946, aged seventy-eight. She was 
born in Henry County, Va., daughter of the late Rev. Robert Campbell 
Anderson, Sr., born March 16, 1829, died November 8, 1899, first honor 
man of the Class of 1843. This good lady married the late Eugene A. 
Richardson of "Haymarket, " Prince Edward County, Va., and since 
her marriage had lived in this county. 

As reported in The Farmville Herald' "Mrs. Richardson was long 
active in church and civic organizations. She was a member of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, of the United Daughters of the 
Confederacy and of the Farmville Woman's Club." She is survived by 
three daughters and three sons — one of these sons being Mr. Lowrie 
White Richardson, '26, now a resident of Richmond. Dr. Robert C. 
Anderson, Class of 1887, builder and maker of Montreat, N. C, is a 

ZIMMERMAN. Walter Major Zimmerman, '42, died in his apart- 
ment in Lynchburg, Va., on July 23, 1946, aged twenty-four. He entered 
the U. S. Marine Corps February 28, 1943; was promoted to second 
lieutenant in September 1943, to first lieutenant on February 28, 1945. 
Released from active service on June 6, 1946, he had since been a re- 
porter on the Lynchburg News.. The Alumni office reports: "In college 
he was a popular member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity; sports editor 
and business manager of The Tiger, and was likewise on the staff of the 
Kaleidoscope and of The Garnet." His father, Mr. H. M. Zimmerman, 
died in Richmond, Va., March 14, 1945. He is survived by his mother— 
the former Miss Mary Henderson, now of Boydton, Va. — by his wife, 
before her marriage, Miss M. O. Ramsey, and by a brother, James, in the 
U. S. Navy. A friend writes: "I always regarded Zimmerman as a good 
Hampden-Sydney man, and I am distressed over his death." 

MILLNER. Mr. S. M. Millner, Jr., in a letter from Lexington, Va., 
dated August 7, 1946, reported that his father, Samuel Morehead 
Millner, had died on January 5, 1945. This excellent gentleman and 
loyal alumnus of the Class of 1875, during his last illness, had made out 
a check payable to the Alumni Association of Hampden-Sydney College. 
This check was found among his papers. After the settlement of the 
estate, his son forwarded a check as a contribution from the father, 
accompanied by the following kind words: "Although my father's at- 
tendance at Hampden-Sydney was not very long, it left a lasting im- 
pression on him, and he often talked of it . . . with admiration for the 
sound type of education you continue to offer to your students. I am 
Sincerelv ..." 

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ZIMMERMAN. Captain John Oakley Zimmerman, '34, 
U. S. A., who had recently been released from active service, died on 
June 25, 1946, as the result of an automobile accident in Chicago, 111. 
At the outbreak of the war, he was employed by an American steam- 
ship company in Manila, P. I., volunteered for service, and was com- 
missioned lieutenant in the Quartermaster's Corps. At the fall of 
Corregidor in May, 1942, he was captured and was in a Japanese prison 
until January 30, 1945, when he was found and released by United 
States troops. After his return to the United States, Captain Zimmer- 
man was stationed at Fort Mason, Cal. — Port of Embarkation. 

In February, 1946, he married Miss Helen Gavze, of Chicago. Be- 
sides his wife, he is survived by his parents — Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Zimmerman, of Trevillians, Va., and by a sister, Mrs. William Rose, of 
Stratford-on-Avon, England, with whom his mother is at present 
visiting. His was a life of activity and vicissitude ended by a sudden 
and tragic death. 

HIX. Mr. Thomas Bocock Hix was born in Appomattox County, 
Va., March 25, 1864; but most of his long and useful life was spent 
in Prince Edward County, Va., near Prospect, where he was an active 
and successful farmer, a loyal member of the Baptist Church, and a 
charter member of the Prospect Lodge, A. F. and A. M., No. 279. In 
1904, he married Miss Susie Garnett, of Buckingham, who survives 
him with a daughter and three sons. Among these sons are Nelson 
Wilson Hix, a Bachelor of Arts of the Class of 1934, and T. Cook Hix, 
Class of 1926. After a considerable period of failing health, death 
came to Mr. Hix in a Richmond Hospital on June 28, 1946. 

BURROUGHS. Richard Hansford Burroughs, Jr., all during the war 
tested planes for the Army and Navy and was chief test pilot for the 
Chance-Vought Aircraft Company. He was killed on July 8, 1946, 
when an experimental Corsair plane crashed at New Haven, Conn. 
This young man, 28, was a graduate of St. Paul's School at Concord, 
N. H., and of Princeton University. He was son of Mr. Richard H. 
Burroughs of the Class of 1902, and leaves a widow, the former Miss 
Mary Drummond Page, an infant son, R. H. Burroughs III, his parents 
and four sisters. Funeral services were held in the Church of the Good 
Shepherd and burial took place in Hollywood Cemetery. "He was a 
courageous Christian. The example of his life is an inspiration." 

GLASGOW. Many former students of Hampden-Sydney College 
and the older residents of The Hill remember Miss Mary Finley Mcll- 
waine very pleasantly and will be grieved to learn of her death which 
occurred at her home in Charlotte, N. C, on June 26, 1946. She was 
a daughter of Mr. Joseph Finley Mcllwaine and Mrs. Sarah Embra 
Read Mcllwaine, he of the Class of 1858 and trustee of the College, 
1866-70; a granddaughter of Mr. A. G. Mcllwaine, friend and bene- 
factor of the College and for twenty-eight years (1848-1876) its wise 
trustee; she was a niece of Dr. Richard Mcllwaine (Class of 1853), 
trustee (1870-1904) and president, 1883-1904; sister of Dr. Henry 
Read Mcllwaine, 1885, professor of English here, 1893-1907, and of 
Judge Richard Mcllwaine, 1888, of Norfolk, Va. This good lady was 
cousin of numerous Carringtons, Reads, Venables and Mcllwaines, 
alumni of Hampden-Sydney College. Thus she belonged by right of 
descent to Hampden-Sydney's "Four Hundred." 

A native of Petersburg, Va., for years she was a member of the 
household of her distinguished uncle, Dr. Richard Mcllwaine, while 
he resided at Hampden-Sydney and was known and loved by a wide 
circle of friends there. 

Charming in person, lovely in character, she became the wife of 
Rev. Samuel Glasgow, D. D., and was a faithful and efficient co-worker, 
"well reported for good works, giving none occasion of the adversary 
to speak reproachfully." 

Of a large family, two sisters only remain: Mrs. Harrington Waddell, 
of Lexington, Va., and Mrs. Carr Moore, of Roxboro, N. C. 

Funeral services were held in Lexington, Va. 

JEFFERSON. Mr. William Wright Jefferson, after twenty years 
continuous service with the Police Department of Petersburg, Va., of 
which he was chief from September 1, 1929, to December 9, 1940, and 
after an active life in business since his retirement from the Department, 
died in a Petersburg hospital on August 3, 1946, aged 69 years. He 
was a native of Wilson, N. C, but had resided in Petersburg since 
childhood. Mr. Jefferson was the father of William Waverly Jefferson 
of the Class of 193 1, who has been so useful and prominent in Red 
Cross work in this country and abroad. 

CLARKE. Professor John Alfred Clarke, '03, a native of Danville, 
Va., and son of the late Mr. Frederick Clarke and Mrs. Ellen White 
Clarke, died in Burlington, N. C, on August 15, 1946. He was 61 years 
old, though some of us can hardly realize it. He graduated as A. B. at 
Hampden-Sydney College in 1903; received the M. A. degree at the 
L'niversity of Virginia in 1905; and was a Doctor of Philosophy of 
Columbia University in 1922. His life had been devoted to study and 
teaching. For some years he taught at the now-closed Cluster Springs 
Academy in Halifax County, Va.; was head of the Department of Mod- 

ern Languages in Hampden-Sydney College i9ii-'22; and at the time 
of his death had been professor in Elon College, N. C, for the past 
twenty years. Dr. Clarke was gentle in word and deed; punctual, con- 
scientious and faithful in the performance of duty; an upright, modest 
Christian gentleman at all times. IMany of his old students remember 
him with affection; and former colleagues recall his cordial [willingness 
to help with committee work and to take on the duties of other depart- 
ments when emergency arose. 

He is survived by two brothers, alumni of Hampden-Sydney: Rev. 
A. H. Clarke, D. D., '01, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Hinton, 
W. Va., i928-'45, and Walter F. Clarke, '03, of Washington, D. C. 

STONEHAM: Thomas Benton Stoneham, student at Hampden- 
Sydney in 1S97 and in 1900, died at his home at Stoneham, Tex., July 18, 
1946, of a heart attack. He was born December 4, 1879, near Stoneham. 
After attending Hampden-Sydney he studied law at the University of 
Virginia, but returned to his home to engage in cotton farming and as 
manager of the mercantile establishment, Stoneham Bros. He was 
married in 1903 to Miss Annie Philippa Crittenden. His wife and six 
children survive. They are: Robert Lee Stoneham of Lawrenceville, 
111., Frances Mildred Stoneham of Conroe, Mrs. Esteban DeLos Santos, 
Baytown, Tex., Miss Lois Stoneham of Stoneham, Captain Wendell 
Crittenden Stoneham of San Antonio, and Edgar Randolph Stoneham 
of Stoneham. One son, Thomas B. Stoneham, Jr., died a year ago. 

Mr. Stoneham was a life-long member of the Stoneham Methodist 
Church. He was a Christian gentleman beloved by all who knew him. 

Citation for William Allen Johns, '30 



In the name of the President of the United States, the 
Commander Amphibious Forces, United States Pacific 
Fleet, takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR 

for service as set forth in the following: 
"For meritorious service in connection with operations 
against the enemy as Senior Medical Officer on an evacua- 
tion control ship from April I to June 10, 1945, during 
the assault and capture of Okinawa Gunto. Demon- 
strating exceptional organizational and administrative 
ability, and despite adverse conditions, he ably super- 
vised the prompt treatment and evacuation of great 
numbers of seriously wounded troops. Through his 
gallant leadership, sound judgment and profound devo- 
tion to duty, he contributed materially to the rendering 
of efficient treatment and the saving of numerous lives. 
His conduct throughout distinguished him among those 
performing duties of the same character." 

J. L. Hall, Jr. 
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy 

The Cover 

A characteristic "Campus Scene" is on our cover this 
time. It shows Sam Brown, bell-ringer, tolling in the 
171st session of the College. In the background are 
glimpses of Middle Court, Venable Hall, and Bagby Hall. 

Sam Brown is beginning his thirty-first year in the serv- 
ice of the College. He began working here in the ad- 
ministration of Dr. H. Tucker Graham and had as his 
director the late "B. S." Oliver. His first job was help- 
ing make brick for the Graham Gymnasium; then he 
became a regular janitor for Cushing and substitute bell- 
ringer. When Morton Hall was built, Sam was appointed 
custodian of the building and official bell-ringer. 


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Veterans of Two World Wars 

It is an unusual thing for men to have been active 
participants in two World Wars. After the lapse of a 
quarter-century, only a limited number can pass the 
required tests to wear the uniform in a second global 

Insofar as can be learned, thirty-one of our alumni are 
veterans of two World Wars. It is entirely possible that 
there are others who belong to this unusual list, and the 
College will be glad to have their names for this roster. 
The editors of the Record are very much pleased to show 
photographs of some of the men. The likeness on the 
reader's left is as the veteran appeared in World War I; 
on the right, as he looks at the close of World War II. 
It is hoped that the rest of the men will be able to find 
and send in the requested photographs. The roster: 

P. Cary Adams, '22 
Flood S. Andrews, '22 
Lewis W. Angle, '19 
Lockhart D. Arbuclde, '10 
Samuel D. Bedinger, '13 
Richard F. Bernard, '04 
William T. Bondurant, '18 
Richard P. Boykin, '04 
Curry Carter, '15 
R. Milton Cook, '22 
Theodore E. Deane, '22 
Karl Drumeller, '22 
Harry B. Field, '20 
F. Moylan Fitts, '11 
Francis M. Gilliam, '22 
William B. Gold, '20 

John C. Grier, '11 

John W. Hogshead, '22 
T. Cary Johnson, Jr., '15 
H. Blackburn Jordan, '16 
John M. Love, '99 
Eugene H. McGuire, '21 
John B. Morton, Jr., '18 
Page O. Northington, '12 
James C. Oehler, Jr., '17 
Harry M. Owen, '17 
Luther Sheldon, Jr., '03 
Frank F. Thweatt, Jr., '21 
Ben W. Venable, '15 
O. Y. Warren, '17 
R. H. Wood, '19 

Private P. Cary Adams Lieutenant 

Second Lieutenant Benjamin Wilson Venable Colonel 

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Veterans of Two World Wars 

Second Lieutenant Curry Carter Lieutenant Colonel 

Lieutenant 0. Y. Warren Colonel 

Ensign T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Lieutenant Commander 

Seaman Second Class John IV. Hogshead Captain 

First Lieutenant Harry Blackburn Jordan Colonel 


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A squad of approximately fifty gathered in Death 
Valley, September 3, in response to the call of Head 
Coach Summers for early football practice. It is entirely 
too soon to give any more than a guess as to how the 
squad ranks in quality. There are only eight lettermen, 
three backs and five linemen. "Many of the men," re- 
ports Coach Summers, "are ex-G. I.'s with plenty of 
battle and prison experience. The next few weeks will 
show how much the war has taken out of these men 
insofar as their being resilient football players is concerned. 
Some of those wounded are, apparently, completely re- 
covered while most of our 'family men' appear to have plenty 
of zest for the gridiron." The monogram backs are Charlie 
Blanton, of Richmond, David Ferguson, of Curls Neck, 
and Roscoe Cox, of Greenville, N. C. Key men in the 
forward wall are John Pond of Crewe, Bob Holland of 
Charlottesville, Ed Neilson, of Foxboro, Mass., and 
George Kostel, of Clifton Forge. "It is an interesting 
mystery" said the Director, "to see who will really be in 
the starting line-up for the opener. It is almost like be- 
ginning all over again. On successive Saturdays the 
Tigers go against some of the greatest football talent ever 
assembled in the State." 

The junior varsity starts practice on September 12 
under the tutelage of Assistant Coach D. R. Reveley. 

Six or seven games will be played with the following games 
already scheduled: 

October 11.... Randolph-Macon Jayvees, home 
November 15. . . .Greenbriar Military, Lewisburg, W. Ya. 
November 19. . . . Crewe High, there 

The Varsity opens with Virginia in Charlottesville, 
September 28. Then follow Washington and Lee in 
Lexington, October 5; night game with University of 
Richmond there, October 12; HOME-COMING in Death 
Valley, October 19, with Randolph-Macon; Davidson 
there October 26; Washington College in Death Valley 
November 2; Western Maryland at Westminster, Md., 
November 9; second game with Randolph-Macon, Ash- 
land, November 16, and the season's wind-up with 
Sewanee in Death Valley, November 23. All of the home 
games start at 2:30 P. AT, except the Sewanee game; 
that will start at 2 P. M. Alumni interest reaches a climax 
in the Home-Coming contest with the Jackets at 2:30 
P. M., October iq, in the famous "Yallev." 

Henry Flannagan, '40, to Coach Backs 

Henry A. Flannagan, Jr., Tiger backfield star of '37-'39, 
has been signed to assist Head Coach Summers this fall. 
He will coach the backs. Flannagan has only recently re- 
turned from the Pacific area where he was a Red Cross 
worker. He directed athletic activities for the Army and 
Navy at Kwajalein and Okinawa. 

Henry played freshman football under Assistant Coach 
Reveley and varsity with A. T. Howard, line coach. He 
and his brother, "Ham," are remembered most favorably 
on the Hill as the genial pair of brothers from Chase City, 
Va. Henry is likewise remembered as the swift, hard- 
driving back who ran a touchdown against Dartmouth in 
1939. With this latest help, Coach Summers now has a 
well-balanced staff to direct the Tigers this fall. 

David Robert Reveley, '26, Lieutenant Commander, USNR 

The return of D. R. Reveley to his duties in the faculty 
and on the sports field is warmly welcomed. He has 
served for several years in the Navy, his longest stretch 
being as commanding officer of the V-12 unit at Swarth- 
more College, Pa. He left the active service with the rank 
of lieutenant commander. He will now teach in the 
Department of English, coach the Junior Varsity this fall 
and track next spring. During the years he had charge of 
this latter sport, his men set school records in eleven dif- 
ferent events.