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
MEMBER AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ALUMNI CHAPTERS AS FAR AS ORGANIZED:
President: Horace Goodman
Ronceverte, W. Va.
Vice President: Hugh Cook
Gap Mills, W. Va.
Secretary: J. W. Benjamin
Lewisburg, W. Va.
BLUEFIELD, W. VA.
President: Edwin C. Wade
Vice President: George Richardson, Jr.
Secretary: Merriman S. Smith
CHARLESTON, W. VA.
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.
Secretary-Treasurer: Hermann Bischof
President: L. E. McNair
Secretary-Treasurer: J. M. Leps
Winter Haven, Fla.
President: Hugh Wood
First Vice President: Robert H. Pair
Second Vice President: John L. Daniel
Secretary-Treasurer: John C. Moore
President: W. S. Adkisson
Vice President: H. W. McLaughlin, Jr.
Secretary: Robert Edmunds
Vice President: C. B. Richmond
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Y. Willis
President: Gilmer Craddock, Jr.
Secretary: Frank Evans
NEW YORK and VICINITY
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
Secretary: Robert Buyers
President: Charles Stevens
Secretary: John Gilliam
President: Mirabeau L. T. Hughes
Vice Presidents: Frank Terry
Secretary-Treasurer: Russell Neely
RICHMOND, VA., and VICINITY
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
Secretary: J. Boyd Bagby
Vice Presidents: J. H. Allen
Prince Edward County
J. H. Spessard
J. G. Jefferson
H. E. Boswell, Jr.
C. A. Garden, Jr.
President: Howard C. Gilmer, Jr.
Vice Presidents: James L. Kent
Walter M. Carter
Henry Peck Simmerman
H. S. Buchanan
R. Gamble See
Secretary-Treasurer: Kenneth V. Brugh
Vice President: Jesse F. White
Secretary: J. Stras Gillespie
President: Daley Craig
Vice Presidents: H. A. Converse
M. P. Strickler
Campbell Pancake, Jr.
Secretary-Treasurer: Fleming Hurt
WASHINGTON and VICINITY
President: F. D. Costenbader
Washington, D. C.
Vice President: O. M. Jones
Secretary: Dabney Jarman
Washington, D. C.
President: Henry M. McAden
Charlotte, N. C.
Secretary-Treasurer: Robert N. Rosebro
Gastonia, N. C.
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HFS. CO., ROANOKE, VA., U.S.'
The RECORD of the
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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.
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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.
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The President's Page
Edgar G. Gam>
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,
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
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
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
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.
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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
Class Managers for the Seventh
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
THE ONES TO GIVE THE FUND A GOOD HEAD-
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
H. L. Smith
H. R. Hamlett
C. M. Chumbley
A. C. Buchanan
W. P. Gilmer
H. A. Converse
W. C. Pancake
J. H. Curry
A. P. GODDIN
Z. L. Dalby
F. J. Brooke, Jr.
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
W. W. BoNDURANT
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
\V. L. Foley
P. L. Palmore
J. C. SlLER
T. H. McGavalk
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W. T. BONDURANT
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
H. A. Glenn
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
C. A. Davis
J. H. Reed, Jr.
E. M. Sager
R. L. Sager
B. S. Morgan, Jr.
H. H. Bryan
J. E. Bedinger
C. R. Titus
T. M. Watkins
J. M. White
A. A. Little
J. S. Gillespie
G. H. Weaver, Jr.
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
M. P. Strickler
H. L. C. Wilkerson
G. V. Scott
L. M. Canada
T. E. Hodges, Jr.
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
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
J. W. POBST
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
J. C. Beckwith
W. H. Ramkey, Jr.
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
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
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
C. G. Greear
J. W. Romm
R. P. Barrell
R. H. Engle
L. B. Hanes, Jr.
C. G Houston, Jr.
B. F. Hurt
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.
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
G. A. Beam
J. E. BlRDWELL, Jr.
R. L. Kane, Jr.
C. W. Merriam, Jr.
Levi Old, Jr.
SUMPTER PRIDDY, 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,
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.
The Record of the Hampden- Sydney Alumni Association
Program Atlanta, Ga., Meeting, 1946, School
Administrators, N. E. A.
COMPREHENDING THE COMMUNITY
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
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
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.
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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
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
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.
The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association
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,
(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
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."
The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association
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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NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI OFFICE
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-
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,
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,
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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
Richard Page Morton, '23, Commonwealth's Attorney for Charlotte
County, Va., has recently been chosen a director of the State Bank of
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-
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
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-
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
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
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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
FLAGSHIP OF THE COMMANDER
UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
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
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER WILLIAM A. JOHNS,
M. C, UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE
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
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.
The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association
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
The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association
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
The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association
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
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-