VOLUME TWENTY-ONE OCTOBER, 1946 NUMBER ONE The RECORD of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association ■; Sam Brown Rings the Bell for the Opening of the 171st Session, September 10, 1946 Entered as Second-Class Matter, September 28, 1926, at the Post Office at Hampden-Sydney, Va., under the Act of March 3, 1879 Jfarnpden- Sydney ^Alumni ^Association OFFICERS President William R. Gardner Vice President Graves H. Thompson Treasurer P. Tulane Atkinson Recording Secretary George L. Walker MEMBER AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL —*--»-*& &*r**m~ ALUMNI CHAPTERS THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ALUMNI CHAPTERS AS FAR AS ORGANIZED: ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINS 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 EASTERN CAROLINA President: Charles R. Bugg Raleigh, N. C. Vice President: F. C. Owen Durham, N. C. Secretary-Treasurer: C. A. Field Raleigh, N. C. EASTERN SHORE President: T. Wallace Jones, Jr. Cheriton, Va. Secretary-Treasurer: Hermann Bischof Rehoboth, Md. FLORIDA President: L. E. McNair Orlando, Fla. Secretary-Treasurer: J. M. Leps Winter Haven, Fla. GEORGIA President: Hugh Wood Atlanta, Ga. First Vice President: Robert H. Pair Atlanta, Ga. Second Vice President: John L. Daniel Atlanta, Ga. Secretary-Treasurer: John C. Moore Gainesville, Ga. HALIFAX President: W. S. Adkisson Clover, Va. Vice President: H. W. McLaughlin, Jr. Halifax, Va. Secretary: Robert Edmunds Halifax, Va. KENTUCKY Vice President: C. B. Richmond Lyndon, Ky. Secretary-Treasurer: B. Y. Willis Nicholasville, Ky. LYNCHBURG 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 NORFOLK, VA. President: Henry Bowden Vice President: John Rixey Secretary: W. G. Wing PENNSYLVANIA President: Samuel E. Osbourn Philadelphia, Pa. Secretary: Robert Buyers Philadelphia, Pa. PETERSBURG President: Charles Stevens Secretary: John Gilliam PITTSYLVANIA President: Mirabeau L. T. Hughes Vice Presidents: Frank Terry John Shackelford Secretary-Treasurer: Russell Neely RICHMOND, VA., and VICINITY President: A. A. Adkins, Jr. Vice President: F. G. Christian Secretary: W. C. Richardson ROANOKE, VA. President: C. L. Crockett Vice President: Alexander Donnan Secretary: C. Grattan Lindsey, Jr. SOUTHSIDE President: M. C. Bowling Burkeville, Va. Secretary: J. Boyd Bagby Prospect, Va. Vice Presidents: J. H. Allen Prince Edward County J. H. Spessard Buckingham County SOUTHSIDE— Continued J. G. Jefferson Amelia County H. E. Boswell, Jr. Nottoway County C. A. Garden, Jr. Lunenburg County Page Morton Charlotte County SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA President: Howard C. Gilmer, Jr. Pulaski, Va. Vice Presidents: James L. Kent Pulaski County Walter M. Carter Carroll County Henry Peck Simmerman Wythe County H. S. Buchanan Smyth County R. Gamble See Floyd County Secretary-Treasurer: Kenneth V. Brugh Pulaski, Va. TAZEWELL, VA. Vice President: Jesse F. White Secretary: J. Stras Gillespie THE VALLEY President: Daley Craig Waynesboro, Va. Vice Presidents: H. A. Converse Harrisonburg, Va. Boyd Stephenson Monterey, Va. M. P. Strickler Lexington, Va. Campbell Pancake, Jr. Staunton, Va. Secretary-Treasurer: Fleming Hurt Waynesboro, Va. WASHINGTON and VICINITY President: F. D. Costenbader Washington, D. C. Vice President: O. M. Jones Alexandria, Va. Secretary: Dabney Jarman Washington, D. C. WESTERN CAROLINA President: Henry M. McAden Charlotte, N. C. Secretary-Treasurer: Robert N. Rosebro Gastonia, N. C. THI STONE pbin HFS. CO., ROANOKE, VA., U.S.' The RECORD of the HAMPDEN-SYDNEY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VOLUME TWENTY-ONE OCTOBER, 1946 NUMBER ONE EDITORIAL COMMENT 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 EDITORIAL STAFF Robert K. Brock Editor-in-Chief 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- ment. 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 him. J. D. Eggleston History George L. Walker Alumni Synod Meets Here JLTST as the Record goes to press the Synod is about to meet at Hampden-Sydney and we would extend a welcome. It meets this year at the invitation of the College. Its last meeting here was nearly twenty years ago. That sum- mer was one in which we experienced a most exceptional drought. The highway through the campus had not then been hard surfaced, and dust covered the grass, already brown from lack of rain, on both sides of the road. The heat was intense. It is hoped that the visiting delegates will find a pleasing and refreshing green to greet them and an agree- able temperature, and that their stay may be in every way a pleasant one. The gathering this year has special significance for the College. Since last fall a sustained effort has been going forward in certain of the presbyteries composing the Synod to raise a half million dollars for the College. As clearly brought out in President Gammon's letter in this issue, progress in the endeavor has been very encouraging. It is felt that following this meeting of the Synod, the campaign for the College will be pushed to a successful conclusion by the end of the year. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Seventh Year of the Alumni Fund With this issue of The Record is launched the seventh year of the Alumni Fund. Each year since its inauguration there has been a marked increase in the amount con- tributed and in the number of contributors. The Fund has become a component part of the college set-up and an important factor in its welfare and progress. The alumni have always constituted what might be called the Third Estate in its organization. Now with their contri- butions to the Fund, they find themselves with a financial stake and their interest is enhanced. Doubtless the administration will always be glad to receive from them suggestions and constructive criticisms. We feel that no institution of learning in the entire country has a more loyal body of alumni. Let the good work go on and may this the seventh year of the Fund surpass all others. The aid thus rendered in the maintenance and progress of the College is beyond calculation. Rural Presbyterian Churches of the Past An editorial in the Richmond Times-Dispatch of July 21, 1946, mentions the fact that five Presbyterian Churches in the Valley of Virginia will this year celebrate 200 years of service. In doing so, the editor takes occasion to pay tribute to the influence of Rural Presbyterian Churches in fostering education as well as in spreading religion and piety in "the back country" of Virginia. The editorial points out that the pastors were often, as individuals, teachers of schools, in their communities and as members of Presbyteries and Synod were instrumental in founding academies which have developed into institutions like Hampden-Sydney College and Washington and Lee Uni- versity. The particular churches mentioned are: New Monmouth, Timber Ridge, and New Providence in Rock- bridge County, and Bethel and Hebron in Augusta; but those are typical of many others in the Piedmont and Valley sections of Virginia. The pastors of those early days had been well taught in the Classics, were grounded in Theology, and were fitted to train the youth of their flocks by preaching The Word with power on Sunday, and teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematics on week days. We at Hampden-Sydney are especially interested in the bicentennial celebration at Hebron on July 21, 1946 — ■ a church of which our revered and honored friend, Dr. J. E. Booker, 1870, was pastor for eight years, one of the happiest and most useful periods of his ministerial life. The Campus, Summer of 1946 No one whose privilege it has been to visit Hampden- Sydney during this summer can fail to have been impressed by the appearance of the campus with its wide stretch of smooth, rolling, undulating green. Timely and season- able rains have, of course, provided the green, but constant care and attention with a gasoline mower have kept the grass trimmed and even; sickle and blade have kept down the weeds along the sides of the ditches as well as the undergrowth in the woods bordering the campus when it would encroach. In fact, any encroachment has been driven back beyond its starting point. Vistas have been opened looking from Atkinson Avenue, sometimes called Fraternity Row, to the athletic field and undergrowth in some of the surrounding woods cleared out. Even those of us who see the campus daily, exclaim at its beauty. No more important work can be done than that of keeping the grounds in order. The visitor always sees these. He does not often see inside the class rooms or other buildings. From the commercial and advertising standpoint alone it is of immeasurable value. Dr. J. Leighton Stuart, 1896, Ambassador to China On July 10, 1946, the United States Senate's Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination of Dr. J. Leighton Stuart to be Ambassador to China. Born in 1876, Dr. Stuart belonged to the Class of 1896 at Hampden- Sydney College — a large class of gifted men like W. F. Bull, A. M. Fauntleroy, A. D. P. Gilmour, M. G. Latimer, J. L. Manze, H. M. Robertson, R. C. Sommerville, E. Lee Trinkle and others of like intellectuality and distinction. Dr. Stuart went to China forty years ago as a missionary; and, as minister and teacher, has served well. He has been President of the Great Yenching LIniversity since 1919, and has been a potent influence in the development of China's intellectual and religious life. He has a wide acquaintance among the leaders of the political parties in China; he is a personal friend of Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-shek and of Dr. T. V. Soong; he knows China and its people as do few foreigners; he is familiar with China's history, customs, and traditions; he speaks Mandarin fluently. He is said to believe that the United States must adopt a strong, definite foreign policy; that China's government must be established on a broader basis, that the communists must be given a share in the administration. It is believed that "Dr. Stuart was named for the position of Ambassador at the instance of General Marshall and will be a distinct asset to the General in his efforts to bring about unity in China." Mr. Philip Potter, head of the Nanking Bureau of The Baltimore Sun, writes: "Dr. Stuart has wide influence with China's politically minded youth and it is to them he looks for eventual establishment of Democracy. As President of Yenching, he, perhaps more than any other foreigner in China, has helped to bring abouc their awaken- ing." "Never has China had so much need for the Dean of its U. S. Missionaries." [Note: See issue of Time, July 22, 1946, p. 18.] Dr. W. Herman Bell Director of Consultation Service Dr. Bell, A. B. of Randolph-Macon College and Ph. D. of Johns Hopkins University was head of the Depart- ment of French at Hampden-Sydney College 1923-1944, though absent for sessions 1925-27 for study abroad. He is now Director of the Norfolk, Va., Consultation Service, which is an agency of the Adult Division of the State Department of Education, sponsored by the Norfolk City School Board. This is an agency which offers assistance to adults and students in need of vocational advice. The counselor is assisted by a staff including a trained psy- chologist, who gives all necessary tests to those applying for advice. The office "maintains a well-equipped library of up-to-date information on various vocations and pro- fessions." Dr. Bell's office address is Monticello Avenue and Tazewell Street, Norfolk 10, Va. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association The President's Page Edgar G. Gam> Dear Alumnus: Since this number of The Record is devoted to the Alumni Fund, I am writing mainly about what the Fund means to the College. When I came here a little over seven years ago, it was not without a strong sense of my limi- tations in an entirely new field. Some- where I had heard of the value of the Alumni Fund in other educational institutions. At the first opportunity with the Alumni Council at the end of the session of 1939-40, I recom- mended the adoption of this plan. The action of the Council was unani- mous. Charlie Bernier was elected Executive Secretary and in the fall of 1940 the effort began. The best and quickest way to show the results of this decision is in the following statistics. The Fund has brought into the College the splendid sum of $142,975.20. With but few exceptions this amount has come entirely from the Alumni. The average number of givers each year has been around one thousand — less than one-third of all the Alumni. For the past few years the Alumni of Hampden-Sydney have given the equivalent of the in- come on one million dollars. In other words, the Fund has, in reality, increased the Endowment from $388,000 to well over $1,000,000. Few institutions have a finer record. Surely these figures must bring home to us all the great value of this effort. It cannot be repeated too often that our "living endowment" is our greatest financial strength for the future. The knowledge that over 1,000 of the Alumni will make an annual contribution to the College is not only a means of income but it is also a source of encouragement too great to be adequately expressed. What would it mean if another thousand Hampden- Sydney men decided to make an annual contribution! In every way possible I am trying to make all of us realize that right now is one of the greatest hours in the history of the College. We must seize every moment of it. In whatever time is left to me here I want to use it to remove every cause for explanation with regard to endow- ment, equipment and faculty remuneration. The op- portunity is here. We must not neglect it. As I write, we have in cash and bona fide pledges on the campaign in the Synod of Virginia for $500,000, the sum of $315,000. The balance should be raised by the end of this year. In order to obtain the appropriation of $200,000 already made by the General Education Board we must raise another $300,000. Of that amount we already have in actual cash approximately $100,000. There is no reason why we should not secure the other $200,000 by December 31, 1948, the limit set by the General Education Board. A million dollars is a comparatively small amount of money in education, but such an amount of actual en- dowment for Hampden-Sydney would be a good step in the right direction. This million dollars in actual endow- ment, plus the million in living endowment, would sharply increase our financial security. Our plans for Home-Coming will be found elsewhere in this issue. I do hope you are planning to be with us. It should be a day of great interest. With best personal regards, Sincerely yours, Edgar G. Gammon, President Commencement at Hampden-Sydney College September 22, 1841 1. Prayer: Rev. Mr. Sparrow. 2. The Salutatory Addresses in Latin, by S. K. Nash of Hillsboro, N. C. 3. Oration: The Removal of the Remains of Napoleon, by A. A. Motley, of Nottoway County. 4. Oration: The Obligation of Genius, by William F. Carrington, of Halifax County. . 5. The Philosophical Oration: The Influence of Hope on National and Individual Character and Prosperity, by H. H. Land, of Princess Anne County. 6. Master's Oration, by Thomas S. Bocock, Esq., of Buckingham County. 7. The Valedictory Oration: Local Attachments and Associations, with the Valedictory Addresses, by H. Robertson, of Norfolk Borough. 8. Conferring Degrees. 9. Baccalaureate Address, by the President. 10. Benediction, by Dr. Wilson. (Note: Some have thought that the College "made history" when the Navy was here by holding Commencements in the fall, winter or spring. It would appear from the above that "history was made" more than a hundred years ago!) E. Lee Trinkle, Jr., '32, and GI Insurance Records Files containing Insurance Records of more than a million Veterans of World War II have been moved from New York to temporary quarters in the McGuire General Hospital in Richmond, Va. The Richmond News-Leader of August ii, 1946, carried a picture of E. Lee Trinkle, Jr., '32, Assistant Insurance Director of the Veterans Administration, examining a veteran's policy. The office is not yet ready for business, but Mr. Trinkle is busy, putting it in order and as soon as the moving is finished, the veteran policyholder will deal directly with this branch office. Employees are being trained in National Service Life Insurance procedure, and Mr. Trinkle, a former official of the Shenandoah Life Iusurance Company, insists that veterans in this branch area will receive excellent and satisfactory service. To one unaccustomed to work of this sort, the task appears appalling. More than a million veterans of World War II — with life insurance policies amounting to over five billion dollars — will be served from this office and there will be at least one thousand employees to handle orders and claims needing attention. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Home-Coming Dr. Francis P. Gaines, Speaker, Memorial Service, Hampden-Sydney October ig, 1946 After the lapse of four long war years, HOME-COMING is to be observed on the Hill, Saturday, October 19. This good custom was started about twenty-five years ago and has always been well attended. This time it is predicted that there will be a record attendance. In the morning at eleven o'clock in College Church there will be a Memorial Service for the fifty Hampden- Sydney men who fell in World War II. The speaker on this occasion will be Doctor Francis P. Gaines, President of Washington and Lee University. Doctor Gaines is one of the most effective speakers in America. Families of the men on this Roll of Honor have been invited for this service. Music will be by the College Glee Club under the direction of Professor T. E. Crawley of the College faculty. At noon there will be a luncheon (picnic style, weather permitting) for alumni and other guests. At 2:30, in Death Valley, there will be the game with Randolph-Macon. After the game the fraternities and homes of the Hill will hold open house, and in the evening the students have festivities planned in the Recreation Center (Old Gym). All in all, this renewal of HOME- COMING promises to be a memorable day in the life of the College. Class Managers for the Seventh Alumni Fund The Record prints with pride the names of the alumni who have accepted the invitation of the Alumni Council to serve as Class Managers for the Seventh Fund which gets under way with the mailing of this issue of the alumni quarterly. A friendly rivalry will now ensue to see which class holds the lead in percentage of members to respond. (And, by the bye, you need not wait to hear from your particular manager BEFORE mailing in your gift. As Doctor Gammon, Chairman White, and Association President Gardner all say: "THE EARLY GIFTS ARE THE ONES TO GIVE THE FUND A GOOD HEAD- START.") OLD GUARD 1905 1872-1886 F. C. Bedinger C. B. Wallace 1906 1887 R. D. Bedinger W. D. Reynolds 1907 1888 S. P. Havves E. C. Wade 1908 1889 C. A. Anderson F. G. Hartman R. L. Chambliss 1890 1909 F. B. Converse F. W. Young J. G. Scott 1891 J. H. M. Fitzgerald J. R. Henry Hermann Bischof H. L. Smith 1910 1892 H. R. Hamlett C. M. Chumbley A. C. Buchanan 1893 W. P. Gilmer H. A. Converse W. C. Pancake J. H. Curry 1894 A. P. GODDIN Z. L. Dalby 1911 1895 F. J. Brooke, Jr. Marshall Morton G. W. DlEHL R. C. Sommerville F. S. Valentine \V. J. Buchanan 1896 J. M. Robeson 1912 1897 W. B. Crockett W. S. Hundley A. J. Ponton W. P. Hazlegrove H. M. Davis 1898 1913 T. A. Kirk D. L. Cork H. W. Garrett 1899 J. P. Proffitt J. M. Love J. E. Staehlin W. W. BoNDURANT 1914 1900 L. C. Benelict R. A. Moore M. C Bowling J. E. Dupuy E. T. Thompson J. A. Sydenstricker W. I. Owen 1901 1915 A. H. Clarke T. C. Johnson H. B. Stone B. W. Venable F. G Christian 1902 H. B. Moore 1916 J. A. Christian D. C Amick P. G. Edmunds C. R. Bugg 1903 A. G. Ramey F. H. Mann 1917 Luther Sheldon \V. L. Foley Taylor Morton 1904 P. L. Palmore Daley Craig Royster Lyle J. C. SlLER T. H. McGavalk The Record of the Hampden- Sydney Alumni Association 1918 W. T. BONDURANT C. S. Sydnor 1919 L. W. Morton, Jr. R. H. Wood D. F. Flanary C. L. Crockett 1920 W. B. Gold J. W. Hogshead R. V. McClure Y. W. Ropp Don Warren 1921 H. A. Glenn Cary Adams G. A. Lyle 1922 W. N. Cook H. T. Holladay W. R. Moody D. C. Wynn J. L. Walthall W. B. Rogan 1923 J. W. Benjamin G. G. Lacy Abner Robertson 1924 C. A. Davis J. H. Reed, Jr. E. M. Sager R. L. Sager B. S. Morgan, Jr. 1925 H. H. Bryan F. Costenbader J. E. Bedinger C. R. Titus T. M. Watkins J. M. White A. A. Little J. S. Gillespie G. H. Weaver, Jr. 1926 Douglass Fry W. A. Bevacqua D. H. Ferneyhough W. B. Hooker A. J. Ponton, Jr. E. H. Stover C. S. Wheatly P. G. Linaweaver J. C. Leps 1927 R. A. Hardy B. A. Hopkins W. D. Jarman E. T. Maben J. M. Preston Bill Richardson M. P. Strickler H. L. C. Wilkerson 1928 G. V. Scott L. M. Canada T. E. Hodges, Jr. Russell Neely J. S. Caldwell T. F. Johnson R. P. Lecky 1929 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. 1930 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 1931 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 1932 J. B. Farrar C. F. Friedman E. H. Jones E. L. Kendig, Jr. F. C. King L. Williams F. L. Garrett, Jr. J. W. Gordon, Jr. J. B. Christian, Jr. R. C. Hogan 1933 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 1934 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. 1935 R. L. Chambliss, Jr. T. K. Young, Jr. E. M. Owen F. L. Huffman T. S. Tower W. W. Mackey W. E. Rogers D. H. Goshorn B. A. Rucker H. S. Mosby Gordon Nichols J. C. Beckwith 1936 W. H. Ramkey, Jr. Norment Custis S. H. Barrell B. J. Franz W. R. Hill, Jr. George Richardson III C. D. Shelbourne O. B. Watson, Jr. F. G. Baldwin, Jr. R. B. Tunstall W. T. McChesney J. E. Kenyon 1937 Neville Ammen, Jr. F. C Bedinger, Jr. W. R. Blandford S. B. Spencer J. W. Simmons E. J. Brightwell L. W. Latane, Jr. V. A. Ferguson Stuart Farrar F. D. Pollard L. F. Moss T. D. Eason, Jr. 1938 W. A. Carrington J. A. Armistead, Jr. L. L. Bean, Jr. J. H. Hancock R. G. Harper P. D. Johnston, Jr. George Kissinger, III Martin Donelson, Jr. H. F. Webb J. H. Temple P. T. Seibert John Halliday G. G. Craddock, Jr. J. B. Springer R. M. Richardson H. G. Baylor, Jr. 1939 H. F. Robertson W. T. Reveley W. R. Tower W. G. Wing N. B. Hall F. H. McElwee V. H. Campbell W. W. Williamson A. S. Coxe L. D. Evans Dillard Crinkley C. G. Greear J. W. Romm 1940 R. P. Barrell R. H. Engle L. B. Hanes, Jr. C. G Houston, Jr. B. F. Hurt Monroe Leigh T. B. Mason H. M. Sclater J. B. Smith, Jr. R. P. Trice J. C. Sommers, Jr. W. R. Eason W. B. White 1941 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 1942 P. J. Coblentz W. T. Covington, Jr. Guy A. Demuro J. M. Doswell, Jr. Kossen Gregory J. S. Pancake J. P. Turner M. P. Tynes, Jr. L. B. Ward W. A. Webb L. M. White R. W. Williams W. W. Beckner, Jr. S. W. Purviance P. H. Booth, Jr. Glenn R. Toothman W. M. Engle C. H. Beale, Jr. E. B. Vaden 1943 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 1944 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. 1945 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 1946 George Baldock 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. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Ensign Andrew Joseph Tuck, '45 Ensign Andrew Joseph Tuck November 18, 1923 — July 25, 1946 Ensign Andrew Joseph Tuck, '45, was killed on a training flight, July 25, 1946. He was buried at his home in Clarksville, Ya., July 30. Mr. Tuck entered Hampden-Sydney in 1941, and was here for two sessions, leaving to enter the armed service. He was a good student, standing 26th from the top in a class of 122; he was a good Christian, purposing to make the Gospel ministry his life work. The people in the Oak Grove community remember him as the faithful teacher in the Sunday School there. Possessed of great grit and manly strength, he was an outstanding member of the football squad; very popular with his fellow-students. Young Tuck had expected to return to the College in 1947 to complete the requirements for his bachelor of arts degree. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Tuck. He is survived by five sisters, two brothers, and his wife, Mrs. June Sickler Tuck, of Murphysboro, 111. Dr. Robert Ritchie Harwell, Professor Emeritus Dr. Harwell, scholar, minister, and teacher, of the Class of 1897 — professor of Greek and German at Austin College since 1904 — retired from active class-room work on May 27, 1946, and by action of the Board of Trustees was made Professor Emeritus. The action is in part as follows: "The Board of Trustees of Austin College in session today took note of the long and faithful service which you have rendered to the college in the teaching of hundreds of students who have attended your classes. The Board desires to express to you its gratitude for this service and to convey to you as you become professor emeritus its best wishes for your continued success and happiness. The Board regards you as still a member of the faculty, even though inactive, and is conscious of the influence which you will still exert on the students whom you will contact. Your fine spirit of devotion to your work and your exemplary life will not be forgotten." W. W. Jefferson, '31, Manager of the Southeastern Area, U. S. Red Cross Mr. Jefferson has been an active and efficient worker in the Red Cross organization for many years. After graduation at Hampden-Sydney College and before he went into Red Cross work, he was teacher and coach in the Culpeper, Ya., High School for four years. Since then he has had wide experience in the activities of this good work at home and abroad. He was a general field repre- sentative in Pennsylvania and West Yirginia. He next was Executive Director of the Miami (Fla.) Chapter; then he was appointed Assistant Manager of Chapter Service of the Red Cross in the Eastern Area of the United States; and as such he rendered efficient aid to the sufferers in the major disasters of the time in his area, as for example in the spring floods of Pennsylvania and West Yirginia in 1936, and disasters in the Ohio-Mississippi Yalley flood of 1937- 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." •So<2« 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 deserve it." Dear old Mrs. Snodgrass, illiterate, old Irish washer- woman, was my assistant in the Hell's Half Acre Mission. She was a precious old soul and a Christian; but she had waited too late to give up profanity. Keeping her promise "not to cuss in the church house" taxed her self-control to the utmost. Outside of that "church house" she was a facile swearer. When occasion justified, her appropriate, picturesque, eloquent use of profanity surpassed any- thing of the kind it has been my privilege to hear. Six-year-old Beverly Snodgrass, in the beginners' class, was his mother's own son. He was a child of real leader- ship, had a keen sense of humor and a vivid imagination, and he was a most original and resourceful liar. He came to school one frosty morning with his coat on hind part before. Of course, the other children laughed convulsively. But Beverly was perfectly serious and so was Miss R., the teacher. She said, "Beverly, go to the cloak room and put your coat on right." But Beverly replied, "No, Miss R., my Mama said to wear it this way. I got a cold in the chist." Miss R., a teacher smart in the ways of children, said, "All right, Beverly. Children, don't laugh at Beverly. He's sick and has to wear his coat that way and it's unkind to laugh at him." The children stopped laughing. The room finally got warm. Beverly became uncomfortable and wanted to change that coat. But the teacher said, "No, Beverly, don't forget you've a cold in your chest." On another day, Miss R. sent for me and said, " YOU'll have to give Beverly a good switching. He's an incor- rigible liar." She then handed me a note: "Beverly sick Yistidy. "Mrs. Snodgrass." 10 The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 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 living. School is more than preparation for life, it is life. In the school intellectual and spiritual interests develop that knowledge and truth and beauty alone can satisfy; friendships are formed that are true and helpful and lasting and duties and responsibilities are assumed. A definite program of child participation in the life of the school should begin in the child's first year. I was visit- ing_ an elementary school the other day when the first- grade playground committee came in with a six-year-old offender under arrest for "cussing" on the playground. Little Shiah admitted that he had called Johnnie a d-s-o-b but in deep distress, looking up into his teacher's face with the most angelic expression, said, "Miss Mary, is that cussing? Why, my Mama calls my Papa that." At the same school I attended a meeting of the Good Citizens Club. The rules of the Club were posted in every school room. Only those who had subscribed to these rules, and who, in the opinion of the membership com- mittee had lived up to them for a period of two weeks, were eligible to membership. Billy, a third-grade young- ster, presided with great dignity. The Chairman of the Committee on Bicycles reported that only one case of tampering with bicycles had taken place since last meet- ing. Jane's tire had been punctured. But Jane rose, a little embarrassed but determined, to withdraw her com- plaint. She had discovered that her flat was due to a leaky valve. Of course Billy can preside over and members of this Club can carry out a program in Sunday school or in church worship service as well as in school affairs. Thus is child participation in school life extended to child participation in community life. A beautiful expression of student understanding and cooperation was given by students of Laurel senior high school when a beloved teacher died suddenly. A private funeral for her was held at io:oo A. M., attended by all the members of the faculty and a committee from the student body. All other students, more than 500, re- mained at school and went on with their work. In study hall, library, and in each laboratory and each class room a leader was elected by the students. The work was carried through one period, a change of periods, and into the next. Lessons were recited, and new lessons assigned. Conduct was perfect. Self-direction, self-control, self- government are ends sought in a community-centered school. 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." The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association ii 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." ^g="> o f^=?S > Dr. Allan Deplores the Lack Guidance for the Young of In the section of Church News in the Presbyterian Outlook of July 22, 1946, some outline was published of discourses at the recent Montreat Conferences. A few brief quotations from its columns will reveal what Pro- fessor D. M. Allan, B. A., A. M., Ph. D., had in mind when he expressed the fear that "The church has been slow in providing help in the fundamental work of guid- ance." In his lecture on Clinical Psychology, delivered to a group of ministers, the Hampden-Sydney professor of Philosophy and Psychology said in part: "We face a world in desperate need of personal guidance and mental healing . . . millions have lost their way in life or are unfit for the tasks that society demands of them ... of the four and a half million young men rejected as unfit for military service, fully a third were refused on account of mental disability. A similar proportion of all casualties returned from the theatres of war were cases of nervous and mental breakdown. In the country at large, more than half the hospital beds are occupied by those with mental diseases. . . It is not surprising that educators have pronounced personal guidance to be the primary need of the home, the school, and society. . . The demand for guidance presents a definite challenge to the church. It may seriously be doubted whether the average church is . . . doing much to meet the intimate tangles and heart- aches of its members, far less ... to help the desperate gropings of uncounted thousands outside its walls. . . There is good reason to believe that most mental illness is acquired in childhood rather than inherited, and that it consists of bad habits of mind, body and spirit, of thought and emotion, which can be corrected if discovered in time and dealt with in the right manner." In the greatly abbreviated notes of Dr. Allan's lecture, we do not find definite suggestions as to methods suitable for the church to adopt; but certainly the need is great, and the sound mind in the sound body is still the prime aim of education. Virginia State Honor Roll Report On July 12, 1946, Dr. William Edwin Hemphill, '32, made a "progress report" on the publication of "The Gold Star Honor Roll of Virginians who Died in the Armed Forces in World War II." Dr. Hemphill had hoped that the volume would be ready for delivery by this time; but as has been the case with almost everything, unavoidable delays have occurred. The Honor Roll, when published, will be merely a tentative record as complete information has been difficult to secure. Dr. Hemphill's committee suggested expansive and expensive plans for publications in addition to the Honor Roll. How far these can be realized in fact is not yet certain. 12 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, Favorably Reviewed (Copied from a notice in The Farmville Herald, by Mr. Barrye Wall, Editor) Several pictures showing scenes in Volens High School in Halifax County, as well as of Lawrence Dupuy, formerly of Worsham, and for the past 15 years school principal or director of agricultural training in that county, together with extensive discussion of the high school training program in Halifax, are shown in the June issue of McCaWs Magazine. Titled "Our High Schools: What Are They Worth to Our Children?" the article which reviews work in widely scattered high schools over the nation, is written by Morris Markey. Three of the schools examined were those in cities, the Halifax school being selected as an example of a preeminently rural institution. Dupuy, together with his family, frequently visits his home at Wor- sham, where his brother and sister, Richard Dupuy and Miss Mary Dupuy, now live. Gifts to the Library We are grateful to the following Alumni and friends of the College who have remembered the Library with generous gifts: Mr. George Hammond Sullivan: A small color print depicting a colonial scene in Old Virginia. Mr. John M. DeVane: A large box containing many issues of the National Geographic Magazine. Mr. Wallace G. Link, '33: Minutes of the General Assembly 1 890-1930, inclusive, plus a number of magazines and pamphlet material relating to the College from the library of his father, Rev. A. G. Link, '86. Mr. G. Maslin Davis: A box of clippings, magazines, and other historical data concerning Hampden-Sydney from the library of Mr. Edgar Johnson Davis, '75, formerly of Greensboro, N. C. Dr. Anthony M. DeMuth, '33: Revised Standard Version of the New Testament. Dr. J. D. Eggleston: A presentation copy of the biography, " Barnard Baruch, " by Carter Field, containing the following note written by the author: "To J. D. Eggleston whose keen perception I have come to ad- mire." " Halifacts' " by W. B. Barbour. A number of early catalogs of Hampden-Sydney, the Hampden-Sydney Medical School, and LJnion Seminary. The original Minute Book of the Buffalo Circulating Library. The library is deeply indebted to Dr. Eggleston for copies of the various historical papers which come from his pen from time to time. Samuel W. Purviance, '42 Virginia's Youngest Mayor Samuel W. Purviance, '42, is the youngest mayor in Virginia. When he took office September 1, 1946, he was still in his twenty-fourth year. The citizens of his native Boykins have recognized his high character, unusual initiative, and unselfish civic interest and have elected this young alumnus to the chief office of this attractive Virginia town. The College congratulates both the town and "His Honor." The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 13 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 Philadelphia. He is the author of "Radburn: A Plan of Living" (1934) and of a number of contributions to books and magazines. Hudson married Miss Joan Marion Loram, and is the father of two sons, two and seven years old. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI OFFICE Alumni Notes William Warren Barnwell, '25, of Covington, Va., passed through Hampden-Sydney on July 4th last, calling on old friends. He was accompanied by his sister and her husband. They had attended the marriage of William Beckler White, '46, in Richmond. Dr. R. H. Henneman, '29, has another daughter, born in Charleston, S. C, on June 28, 1946; she bears the full name of her paternal grand- mother — Marion Hubard Henneman. Miss Margaret Esther Atkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tulane Atkinson, and Mr. Robert Theodore Jerome were married in the College Church at Hampden-Sydney, Va., on July 2, 1946. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The groom, late of the armed forces of the U. S., is now in business in New Haven, Conn. Rev. A. J. Ponton, of the Class of 1897, is still preaching, though his health is not good, after 50 years in the active ministry. His address is Route 2, Lynchburg, Va. William Beckler White, '40, and Miss Elizabeth Lewis Carter Harri- son were married in Richmond, Va., on June 19, 1946. The bride is the daughter of Rev. Lewis Carter Harrison, rector of Emmanuel Church, Brook Hill, Richmond. The groom served in the U. S. Navy in many places, a gallant officer, who is now in Bethlehem, Pa. James William Wilson III, who has been working in the Cobb Chemical Laboratory in Charlottesville, Va., should now be addressed 4021 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Samuel Whitelock Purviance, '42, has recently been elected mayor of Boykins, Va., for a two-year term beginning September 1946. He had previously been a member of the Town Council. Andrew Lewis Knight, Jr., '30, is town clerk of Boykins, Va., and the successful proprietor of a good department store. Lieutenant Linton B. Ward, '42, U. S. N. R., was released to inactive duty, February 15, 1946. He is now with the Advertising Department of the Free-Lance Star, 504 Lewis Street, Fredericksburg, Va. The announcement was made in the Richmond Neus Leader of June 25, 1946, that Dr. Elam C. Toone, '29, had been appointed assistant pro- fessor of medicine in the Medical College of Virginia; and also that Dr. Charles E. Troland, '32, had been made assistant professor of Neurological Surgery in that institution. Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Moeller, of Kinde, Mich., have announced the marriage of their daughter, Alma May, to Thomas Watkins Leigh, '39, on June 20, 1946. The marriage ceremony was performed in the Chapel of the University of Michigan. The groom's brother, E. M. Leigh, was the best man, and his parents — Mr. and Mrs. Leander Leigh — were present at the wedding. Alfred Thomas Curlee, '47, was one of 75 midshipmen who were commissioned ensigns at the June commencement (1946) at the Uni- versity of Virginia. He was also prominent there in college activities — social, athletic and literary. Rev. T. Robert Fulton, '42, was ordained and installed pastor of the Leesburg (Va.) Presbyterian Church by a Commission of Potomac Presbytery on June 30, 1946. The Rev. E. Summers McGavock, '21, delivered the charge to the incoming pastor. Captain Page Northington, '12, U. S. N. R., Medical Corps, should now be addressed at U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, Cal. Hon. John W. Eggleston, '06, Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in July '46, made a brief visit to his cousin, Dr. J. D. Eggles- ton. Time has dealt kindly with him. Captain Robert C. Vaughan, Jr., '40, was released from active duty in the army in August 1946, and for a time was with his family in the home of his father-in-law, Dr. J. H. Cocks, in Farmville, Va. Miss Ann Kingdon became the bride of Walter Dunnington Shields, '44, in Bluefield, W. Va., on August 10, 1946. They will make their home at Hampden-Sydney with Dr. and Mrs. R. T. Brumfield while Mr. Shields is attending College. Frank D. Bishop, '48, was a member of the V-12 Naval Unit at Hampden-Sydney College from July 1943 to October 1944. After a serious operation at the Naval Hospital, Shoemaker, Cal., he was re- leased from active duty January 10, 1946. Now he is engaged in an installment retail clothing business in Dora, Ala. The address of David L. Timberlake, '36, is East Atlee Road, Eller- son, Va. The address of Captain William E. Cushwa, '38, on August 8, 1946, was 3136 Wellington Road, Park Fairfax, Alexandria, Va. Marshall E. Suther, Jr., '39, reports that his address is 226 South Fourth St., Wilmington, N. C. Arthur L. Bridgman, '43, is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina. Quite a number of our alumni are students there now: Herbert Seth Morgan, Jr., '42, is there working for his master's degree in Chemistry; J. Hunter Peak, Jr., '41, for a master's in Spanish; Thomas Guy Lane, Jr., '43, for a Law degree; David Martin Turner, '41, for a master's in Physics; Allen Carleton Phillips, '47, and Cary Lee Meredith, '45, in the School of Commerce; and Albert Joseph Buchinsky, '39. It is reported that Mr. H. S. Morgan, Jr., has taken to himself a wife from High Point, N. C. At last report, William Wilson Mason, '43, was ensign, U. S. N. R., located at Separation Center, Camp Shelton, Norfolk, Va., awaiting expected return to civil life. His home addess is 310 20th Street, South Ruffner, Charleston, W. Va. Walter S. Cain, Jr., '35, is working hard and taking "a Company Study Course" in order to fit himself to be an expert and efficient employee of the American Air Lines System in whose service he is engaged. His address is: American Air Lines System, Box 535, Bristol, Tenn., U. S. A. The Rev. Howard Clinton Cobbs, '34, recently Chaplain on the U. S. S. Elmore, was separated from active service in the spring of 1946. Before entering the service he was for six years pastor of the Forest Hill Presby- terian Church in Richmond, Va. He has accepted a call to the Maryland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md., and entered upon the duties of his pastorate in September 1946. The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, '22, until recently had been pastor of this church. William R. Hill, Jr., reports the birth of a daughter on August 2, 1946. Her name is Imogene Yuille Hill and her weight was seven pounds, three ounces. John Pryor Atkinson, '20, who has been Assistant County Agent in Dinwiddie Co., Va., employed on a temporary basis during the years of emergency since 1941, will resume his profession as teacher. Former principal of Darville High School in Dinwiddie, he will teach next session in the Alberta High School in Brunswick County. William Timberlake McChesney, '36, ex-lieutenant, U. S. N. R., has recently been appointed Executive Secretary and Manager of the Augusta County-Staunton Chamber of Commerce^and entered upon his duties August 15, 1946.- Rev. Carlyle Adolph McDonald, '39, served abroad for a time as executive officer of the Chaplains' Section, Third Army Headquarters; he returned to the States March 27, 1946. He is now a member of the staff of the Bream Memorial Church in Charleston, W. Va. From the Church Bulletin of August 4, 1946, we see that he assisted in the morn- ing worship on that date as did also Rev. Luther L. Price, '31. The morning sermon was delivered by Rev. Edward J. Agsten, '31, pastor of the West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. Albert Gordon Leach, Jr., '44, entered service in U. S. A. A. Corps in June 1942. Taken sick with Virus Pneumonia and sent to various hospitals, he was finally given a medical discharge at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is now (August 1946) at Lubbock, Texas, studying for a degree in Petroleum Engineering. His address is 2313 13th Street, Lubbock, Texas. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 15 David Cloyd Stevens, '46, and Miss Betty Jane Jessee were married on August 16, 1946, at Radford, Va. Rev. Robert Whitfield Wisdom, '42, and his wife — missionaries in Brazil — have settled, making a home and founding the "Sojourners Church" for English-speaking people living in that great country. Their address is: Edificio Sao Jose, Rua Sao Sebastiao, 144 Barra Mansa E. F. B. C. Est do Rio, Brazil. Joseph Lloyd Manson, Jr., ex-lieutenant, U. S. N. R., was elected Commander of the Clay-McKissick Post 69, American Legion, on August 1, 1946, as reported from Blackstone, Va. P. Tulane Atkinson, Jr., '41, after four years' service in World War II, taught at Emporia, Va., after his discharge. For the session 1946- 47, he will serve as principal of the Clover High School in Halifax County, Va. Richard Page Morton, '23, Commonwealth's Attorney for Charlotte County, Va., has recently been chosen a director of the State Bank of Keysville, Va. Edward Wiltse Paulette, '32, for some years connected with the School System of Arlington County, Va., has been named chairman of a committee to write a history of that county. This is a part of the Centennial Celebration to be held soon. We are sure that the work will be well done, as Mr. Paulette does thoroughly and carefully what he undertakes. Lieutenant Vernon Henry Benedict, '40, I!. S. Marine Corps, and Mrs. Benedict announce the birth of a son on July 28, 1946, in Farm- ville, Va. Mrs. William David Moore, Sr., announced the marriage of her daughter, Julia Alice Moore, to William Nelson Baskervill, '42, on July 13, 1946, at Durham, N. C. The groom is the son of Mr. Thorn- ton S. Baskervill of the Class of 1897, served with distinction in World War II, and at present is stationed at Duke University. In the Ashe Presbyterian of June 1946, the editor, Rev. John W. Luke, '26, writes understandingly of the value of the mountain Home Mission Churches as feeders for foreign mission fields and for the larger churches of this Country. For 20 years he has been pastor in the Ashe and Wilkes Counties of North Carolina, and he has seen many fine young people grow up and become leaders in Church work all over North Carolina. Mr. Luke is himself a grandson of a useful old elder in a country church in the Valley of Virginia and has done a good work in the Gospel ministry. A friend reports that Mr. Charles D. McKinney, Jr., Class of 1890, has a grandson — Charles D. Ill — born in June 1946; weight at birth was nine pounds and four ounces. Edward Otey Poole, '34, having served long and well in the U. S. Navy in the American and Asiatic-Pacific Theatres of Operations, is now in the U. S. State Department and has been sent to South America and Europe in connection with repatriation of former Axis Nationals. An editorial in the Nisei Christian of July-August 1946 reported that Mr. Shintaro Hasegawa, '40, who has been a city missionary in Phila- delphia, working among his fellow-countrymen, plans to return to Japan where he hopes to enter into full-time Gospel work. His father, mother and sister are anxiously awaiting his return. He has done a good and sacrificial work in this country. He faces hardship and want in his native land. Any of his friends who are disposed to help him should send contributions to Nisei Christian office, 600 Professional Building, 183 1 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. Lieutenant Robert Tyler Richmond, '44, and Miss Betty Wise Wright were married in Waynesboro, Va., July 24, 1946. Lieutenant Richmond is a nephew of Colonel Charles B. Richmond, '16, President of the Kentucky Military Institute, Lyndon, Ky., and graduated at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., in June 1946. The groom's best man was Lieutenant James F. Kay, '44, U. S. N. R. The newly- weds will live at Fort Benning, Ga., where Lieutenant Richmond has been assigned to duty. In the Richmond Times-Dispatch of July 21, 1946, was a long and interesting account of the career as a sailor and a singer of John Tivis Wicker, '40. Born in Richmond, Va., January 13, 1920, son of Dr. J. C. Wicker, of Fork L'nion Military Academy, he very early began to show marked musical ability. He entered Hampden-Sydney College at 16, but received his A. B. Degree at the University of Richmond in 194 1. In August 1941 he entered the Navy in Unit V-7, served on U. S. S. Tasker Bliss; later served on the Carrier Princeton in the Pacific for id months. Released from service as a lieutenant in December 1945, he and his wife — before her marriage Miss Shirley Cadmus — now live in New York, where he is in demand as a singer and is studying and working. Among the 37 applicants who successfully passed the State Bar Examination, as reforted on July 8, 1946, were Lester Layne Dillard, of South Boston, Va.; John Stewart Battle, Jr., of Albemarle — -both of the Class of 1940 — Robert Custis Coleburn, of Nottoway, and Robert Clemm Goad, of Portsmouth, Va., both of 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Earle W. Clark, of Lunenburg Co., Va., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lois Marie, to Howard Paul Bayly, '46, of Richmond, Va. Lieutenant Sydney Robert Weed, '41, has finally decided to make the Navy his profession for life. He returns to service with the rank of lieutenant. John Hunter Peak, Jr., '41, is now teaching at the University of North Carolina while working for his M. A. Degree. Rev. Paul G. Linaweaver, '26, Captain in Chaplains Corps, U. S. Navy, is now District Chaplain, First Naval District, Boston 14, Mass. He has served long and with distinction. At one time he was head of the department of Education in Guam. John Harrison Hancock in July 1946 was employed with the David W. Taylor Model Basin where the Navy tests in water models of its ships' hulls. His address was Box 6, Cabin John, Md. The address of Lieutenant Vance Marsham Currin, is now 473d Air ServiceGroup, A. P. 0. 755, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. This means that he is now stationed in Berlin, Germany, where his wife and two sons will join him in August. He has applied for service in the regular Army, and is assigned to the European Transport Service, flying C-47S on a passenger run and has seen much of Europe. The address of Mr. Wilmer B. Rogan, '22, is Box " V, " Balboa Heights, Canal Zone. He is acting now as a class manager of his class for the Alumni Fund. At a six-day conference of Superintendents of Schools at the College of William and Mary in July 1946, one of the chief attractions was a Seminar conducted by Dr. John E. Bryan, '15, Superintendent of schools in Jefferson Co., Ala., who is a recognized authority in the United States on educational methods and problems. Dr. Bryan is a son of our late revered friend in Birmingham who was called "Religion in Shoes," by his biographer. Rev. Thomas C Bryan, '22, and Rev. H. H. Bryan, '25, are brothers of the distinguished alumnus. Arthur G. Ramey, '16, is Secretary of the National League to Promote School Attendance — an organization for pupil adjustment and School Social Welfare Service. The annual meeting of this organization will be held in Baltimore, Md., October 14-17. An interesting programme is promised and all are invited to attend. Mr. Ramey's address is 108 Washington Street, Cumberland, Md. Ward M. Palmer, '26, late Lieutenant-Commander, U S. N. R., was separated from service in February 1946, and is now in business in Columbia, S. C, in the Palmetto Building. Robert Clyde Lewis, '33, has been with the American Red Cross more than ten years. He served in the European Theater of Operations early in War II, was Director of Red Cross operations in China-Burma- India Theater for two years. Now (July 1946) is American Red Cross Commissioner of the Far Eastern Theater, which now embraces China, Japan, Korea, Okinawa, and the Philippines. Mrs. G. R. Mapp, of Machipongo, has announced the engagement of her daughter, Lucie Ellen, to William James Rue, Class of '36. The wedding will take place in early fall. Richard McEwen German, '40, Captain Medical Corps, U. S. A., reported his address in July 1946 as c/o Port Surgeon's office, New York; though his card was post-marked Franklin, Tenn. Dr. James G. Bruce, Jr., '36, is at 1022 McCallie Avenue, Chatta- nooga, Tenn. Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. N. R., Richard Jones Reid, Jr., and Miss Anne Fayssoux Davis were married in Durham, N. C, on August 24, 1946. The groom is the son of Mr. R. J. Reid, '15, and the former Miss Putney of Farmville, Va. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Q. Davis. Dr. Edward Malcolm Campbell, '38, U. S. N. R., Medical Corps, during the war, was stationed in Room 76, U. S. Capitol, Washington, D. C, in July 1946; but expected soon to be released to inactive duty. He will spend a year working in St. Luke's Hospital, Richmond, Va. It) The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Mr. and Mrs. Harry Peyton Field, he of the Class of 1920, were at Hampden-Sydney in July 1946 to enroll their son in college. Mr. Field graduated in electrical engineering in 1921 at M. I. T., was in the U. S. Army in World War I, and now lives in Honolulu. He is a nephew of Rev. T. Peyton Walton, 1877, and of Rev. R. A. Walton of 1883. Frederick Louis Huffman, '35, is a social worker of distinction. He is the successful director of the Community Chest of the City of Char- lotte and Mecklenburg County, N. C. At the summer meeting (July 1946) of the Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Social Executives, he was chairman of the executive committee. His address is 121 East Third Street, Charlotte, N. C. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Vaughan, Jr., on July l6, 1946. 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- borne. 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. ^3oC3S> Necrology 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 brother. ZIMMERMAN. Walter Major Zimmerman, '42, died in his apart- ment in Lynchburg, Va., on July 23, 1946, aged twenty-four. He entered the U. S. Marine Corps February 28, 1943; was promoted to second lieutenant in September 1943, to first lieutenant on February 28, 1945. Released from active service on June 6, 1946, he had since been a re- porter on the Lynchburg News.. The Alumni office reports: "In college he was a popular member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity; sports editor and business manager of The Tiger, and was likewise on the staff of the Kaleidoscope and of The Garnet." His father, Mr. H. M. Zimmerman, died in Richmond, Va., March 14, 1945. He is survived by his mother— the former Miss Mary Henderson, now of Boydton, Va. — by his wife, before her marriage, Miss M. O. Ramsey, and by a brother, James, in the U. S. Navy. A friend writes: "I always regarded Zimmerman as a good Hampden-Sydney man, and I am distressed over his death." MILLNER. Mr. S. M. Millner, Jr., in a letter from Lexington, Va., dated August 7, 1946, reported that his father, Samuel Morehead Millner, had died on January 5, 1945. This excellent gentleman and loyal alumnus of the Class of 1875, during his last illness, had made out a check payable to the Alumni Association of Hampden-Sydney College. This check was found among his papers. After the settlement of the estate, his son forwarded a check as a contribution from the father, accompanied by the following kind words: "Although my father's at- tendance at Hampden-Sydney was not very long, it left a lasting im- pression on him, and he often talked of it . . . with admiration for the sound type of education you continue to offer to your students. I am Sincerelv ..." The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 17 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 AMPHIBIOUS FORCES 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 MEDAL to LIEUTENANT COMMANDER WILLIAM A. JOHNS, M. C, UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE for service as set forth in the following: CITATION: "For meritorious service in connection with operations against the enemy as Senior Medical Officer on an evacua- tion control ship from April I to June 10, 1945, during the assault and capture of Okinawa Gunto. Demon- strating exceptional organizational and administrative ability, and despite adverse conditions, he ably super- vised the prompt treatment and evacuation of great numbers of seriously wounded troops. Through his gallant leadership, sound judgment and profound devo- tion to duty, he contributed materially to the rendering of efficient treatment and the saving of numerous lives. His conduct throughout distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character." J. L. Hall, Jr. Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy The Cover A characteristic "Campus Scene" is on our cover this time. It shows Sam Brown, bell-ringer, tolling in the 171st session of the College. In the background are glimpses of Middle Court, Venable Hall, and Bagby Hall. Sam Brown is beginning his thirty-first year in the serv- ice of the College. He began working here in the ad- ministration of Dr. H. Tucker Graham and had as his director the late "B. S." Oliver. His first job was help- ing make brick for the Graham Gymnasium; then he became a regular janitor for Cushing and substitute bell- ringer. When Morton Hall was built, Sam was appointed custodian of the building and official bell-ringer. i8 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 contest. 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 19 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 20 The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Athletics A squad of approximately fifty gathered in Death Valley, September 3, in response to the call of Head Coach Summers for early football practice. It is entirely too soon to give any more than a guess as to how the squad ranks in quality. There are only eight lettermen, three backs and five linemen. "Many of the men," re- ports Coach Summers, "are ex-G. I.'s with plenty of battle and prison experience. The next few weeks will show how much the war has taken out of these men insofar as their being resilient football players is concerned. Some of those wounded are, apparently, completely re- covered while most of our 'family men' appear to have plenty of zest for the gridiron." The monogram backs are Charlie Blanton, of Richmond, David Ferguson, of Curls Neck, and Roscoe Cox, of Greenville, N. C. Key men in the forward wall are John Pond of Crewe, Bob Holland of Charlottesville, Ed Neilson, of Foxboro, Mass., and George Kostel, of Clifton Forge. "It is an interesting mystery" said the Director, "to see who will really be in the starting line-up for the opener. It is almost like be- ginning all over again. On successive Saturdays the Tigers go against some of the greatest football talent ever assembled in the State." The junior varsity starts practice on September 12 under the tutelage of Assistant Coach D. R. Reveley. Six or seven games will be played with the following games already scheduled: October 11.... Randolph-Macon Jayvees, home November 15. . . .Greenbriar Military, Lewisburg, W. Ya. November 19. . . . Crewe High, there The Varsity opens with Virginia in Charlottesville, September 28. Then follow Washington and Lee in Lexington, October 5; night game with University of Richmond there, October 12; HOME-COMING in Death Valley, October 19, with Randolph-Macon; Davidson there October 26; Washington College in Death Valley November 2; Western Maryland at Westminster, Md., November 9; second game with Randolph-Macon, Ash- land, November 16, and the season's wind-up with Sewanee in Death Valley, November 23. All of the home games start at 2:30 P. AT, except the Sewanee game; that will start at 2 P. M. Alumni interest reaches a climax in the Home-Coming contest with the Jackets at 2:30 P. M., October iq, in the famous "Yallev." Henry Flannagan, '40, to Coach Backs Henry A. Flannagan, Jr., Tiger backfield star of '37-'39, has been signed to assist Head Coach Summers this fall. He will coach the backs. Flannagan has only recently re- turned from the Pacific area where he was a Red Cross worker. He directed athletic activities for the Army and Navy at Kwajalein and Okinawa. Henry played freshman football under Assistant Coach Reveley and varsity with A. T. Howard, line coach. He and his brother, "Ham," are remembered most favorably on the Hill as the genial pair of brothers from Chase City, Va. Henry is likewise remembered as the swift, hard- driving back who ran a touchdown against Dartmouth in 1939. With this latest help, Coach Summers now has a well-balanced staff to direct the Tigers this fall. David Robert Reveley, '26, Lieutenant Commander, USNR The return of D. R. Reveley to his duties in the faculty and on the sports field is warmly welcomed. He has served for several years in the Navy, his longest stretch being as commanding officer of the V-12 unit at Swarth- more College, Pa. He left the active service with the rank of lieutenant commander. He will now teach in the Department of English, coach the Junior Varsity this fall and track next spring. During the years he had charge of this latter sport, his men set school records in eleven dif- ferent events.