. ■■' f : Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive in 2011 witii funding from LYRASIS IVIembers and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/recordofhampd2211947hamp VOLUME TWENTY-TWO OCTOBER, 1947 NUMBER ONE The RECORD of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Hampden - Sydney I think of you in terms of sunlight falling With shadows interspersed along your walks, And bells and beacons and loud, lusty calling When teams arc gathered for the final talks. I think of you in autumn, staid and solemn. With mystic doors that open wide and far, No marble lintels and no fluted column But there with oaks, and with an evening star. And always as I think of you I turn Old penciled pages to your shining truth: That Time works lightly in the rock and fern But deeper in the dreaming heart of youth — That men are measured by an afterglow Of something that returns from long ago. — Leigh Hanes, '16 Entered as Second-Class Matter, September 28, 1926, at the Post Office at Hampden-Sydney, Va., under the Act of March 3, 1879 y^Camp den- Sydney Alumni Association OFFICERS President William R. Gardner Vice President Robert C. Garden Treasurer P. Tulane Atkinson Recording Secretary George L. Walker MEMBER AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL ALUMNI CHAPTERS THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ALUMNI CHAPTERS AS FAR AS ORGANIZED: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAINS President: J. P. Proffitt Maxwelton, W. Va. Vice Presidents: F. E. Kinzer Covington, Va. W. E. Blake Ronceverte, W. Va. Secretary: J. M. Hunt Lewisburg, W. Va. BLUEFIELD, W. VA. President: Edwin C. Wade Vice President: George Richardson, Jr. Secretary: Merriman S. Smith CHARLESTON, W. VA. President: Donald L. Cork f'ice President: A. S. Alexander Secretary-Treasurer: J. T. Perry EASTERN CAROLINA President: Charles R. Bugg Raleigh, N. C. Fice 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-Trea.'urer: 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: L. A. Strader P'ice President: Wm. A. Carrington Secretary-Treasurer: C. L. Snidow, Jr. NEW YORK and VICINITY President: J. M. Kelly, Jr. New York City Secretary: R. B. Hudson New York City NORFOLK, VA. President: John S. Rixey Vice Presidents: A. B. Hodges G. M. Hughes Secretary-Treasurer: W. L. Taylor PENNSYLVANIA President: Samuel E. Osbourn Philadelphia, Pa. Secretary: Robert Buyers Philadelphia, Pa. PETERSBURG President: J. H. Temple Vice President: H. P. Powell, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer: William G. Traylor PITTSYLVANIA President: Mirabeau L. T. Hughes Vice Presidents: Frank Terry John Shackelford Secretary-Treasurer: Russell Neely RICHMOND and VICINITY President: A. L. Lorraine Vice President: E. T. Maben Secretary: W. C. Richardson ROANOKE President: .Mexander Donnan Vice President: F. Jordan Temple Secretary: C. Grattan Lindsey, Jr. SOUTHSIDE President: James E. Crinkley Blackstone Secretary: Stuart Farrar Pamplin rice Presidents: J. B. Farrar Amelia J. W. Eddins Appomattox C. M. Spencer Buckingham L. W. Morton Charlotte SOUVHSIDE— Continued J. A. Hazlegrove Cumberland C. T. Ripberger Lunenburg J. L. Manson, Jr. Blackstone S. B. Spencer Prince Edward 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 p'loyd County Secretary-Treasurer: Kenneth V. Brugh Pulaski, Va. TAZEWELL, VA. Vice President: Jesse F. White Secretary: J. Stras Gillespie THE VALLEY President: Campbell Pancake, Jr. Staunton Vice Presidents: S. J. Pritchard, Jr. Harrisonburg S. D. Craig Waynesboro Boyd Stephenson Monterey J. A. Gray Glasgow Secretary-Treasurer: L. B. Stephenson, Jr. Staunton 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: Henrv M. McAden Charlotte, N. C. Secretary-Treasurer: Robert N. Rosebro Gastonia, N. C. THE STONE PKIMTI IF<J. CO., ROANOKE, K The RECORD of the HAMPDEN-SYDNEY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VOLUME TWENTY-TWO OCTOBER, 1947 NUMBER ONE EDITORIAL COMMENT Woman's Revolt Against Fashions PERHAPS, it is a matter with which mere men, such as alumni and college students, have no concern and should not attempt to tread in women's precincts in- violate. Nevertheless, men even standing on the side lines cannot but observe and feel an interest in those matters of style of so much importance in the eyes of the other sex; and it appears that the married G. I.'s at the University of Kentucky have already entered the field claiming that fashion's decree of lengthened skirts is a concerted plan to force women to buy new dresses. "Hold that line" has been the cry from the time that the fashion de- signers suggested the lengthening of women's skirts. Now, in Dallas, Texas, a vigorous protest has been registered and a league or associa- tion called "A Little Below the Knee Club" formed, and street parades held in protestation. This protest has spread to other cities and across the Pacific to Tokyo where women now residing there have taken up the fight. In fact, the protest has become so widespread that fashion designers have found it necessary to rise in their own defense. Various reasons are assigned in opposition to the lengthening of skirts. For example, it is said that it would mean new dresses when many are already supplied with those of the length which has obtained for a number of years. Others claim that the present skirts have been so shortened as the line moved up that there is no hem to let out. Some young women say that their best features are the graceful curves of the legs which they do not intend to hide under lengthened skirts any more than one would hide his light under a bushel. Others say that the men like the skirts as are. The designers retort that short skirts were in no wise due to the approval expressed by men but to L-85 when fashions were frozen during the war and that L-85 '^ no longer in effect. Apparently, this was a regulatory measure to conserve dress materials. Our regulatory measures promulgated by the crackpots and theorists in the Government looking to conservation were often ridiculous. For example, cuffs on men's EDITORIAL STAFF Robert K. Brock Editor-in-Chief D. Maurice Allan Forensics and Statistics P. TuLANE Atkinson Cuts and Illustrations J. D. Eggleston History George L. Walker Alumni trousers were forbidden while, at the same time, the ready-made trousers were of such length that they al- most always had to be shortened to fit the customer. The inches thus cut off were amply sufficient to have supplied the material for cuifs. There were other regulatory measures equally absurd, as for example, the admonition of the then Secretary of Agriculture — that impractical theorist — that every third row of corn be plowed under and every third, fourth, or fifth pig (we do not recall the exact ratio) slaughtered. But to return to the far more im- portant question of the length of women's skirts. Fashion is a pe- culiar thing. A new fashion when it first appears, by contrast with what one has become accustomed to and has not yet been supplanted by the new, often seems out of line — almost to the point of absurdity; but when once generally adopted seems what it should be, is accepted, and approved, and the old style soon becomes odd and grotesque. As the designers say, style is some- thing which is not stationary, but a thing of recurring changes. Often there is a complete reversal to what had been the style a number of years ago and the old again becomes the new. The married G. I.'s at the Uni- versity of Kentucky have gone so far as to refuse to buy for their wives the new lengthened skirts and have requested unmarried G. I.'s not to date girls who have adopted the new fashion. It has always seemed somewhat remarkable that in the field of style, the edict of the designers is almost uni- versally accepted without question and followed slavishly. It is, therefore, somewhat refreshing to find, after all, that women are not completely subservient to these fashion decrees but can on occasion raise vigorous protest. How- ever, it is to be hoped that the street-sweeping skirt of some years ago has now gone forever and that no decree of the arbiters of fashion can bring it back. But what a difference a few inches make! Let us hope that the battle of the skirts now raging may end in a satisfactory solution and peace in the world of fashion prevail if nowhere else on earth. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Dr. J. L. Jarman Retires as President of State Teachers College; Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster Succeeds Him AFTER serving as President of our sister institution, L State Teachers College of Farmville, for more than 40 years, Dr. Joseph L. Jarman retired in July, 1946. When Dr. Jarman came to Farmville the school was a small institution, though under its former presidents it had taken a high position of standing as a teacher training institution. It was, however, limited in its functions, service, and physical plant. Dr. Jarman being a man of vision and at the same time gifted with a practical grasp of things, soon began its expansion and development, both from the standpoint of curriculum and physical plant. With a fine sense of its architectural possibilities, and with the aid of a competent architect, a plan was evolved looking to the expansion of the plant the com- pletion of which would cover a great number of years. This plan was followed so that when he surrendered the administration, the plant covered some six blocks in the Town of Farmville and by consistently following the colonial type of architecture laid down in the plan, it now stands as one of the most pleasing groups of buildings to be found anywhere in the state. At the same time it is admirably equipped for the purposes for which it was established, and the number of students has grown from about 200 to 1,000. Not only did the school under his fine administration develop and thrive, but from the beginning of Dr. Jarman's residence in Farmville, he took an active interest in civic affairs, and was for years its foremost citizen. Broad in his views, his sympathy and his interest, the community owes much to his active and untiring work for its advance- ment. That his health has been such in the past year that he can no longer carry on in the various civic activi- ties in which he was a leading spirit brings keen regret to his many friends and admirers. At the same time the State Teachers College and the Commonwealth are most fortunate in the election of Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster as Dr. Jarman's successor. To assume the presidency, Dr. Lancaster gave up the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction which office he had administered for a number of years with marked ability. Prior to becoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, he had been Dean at the University of Alabama, had taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and held an executive position at Sweet Briar College. Dr. Lancaster, besides being an experienced educator, is a gifted man and an able administrator. To fill the position so long held by Dr. Jarman, no one could have been found better qualified in every respect. Dr. Lancaster has many ties in this section of the state. His mother was born and reared in the neighboring county of Charlotte, and a number of those connected with his family resided in Farmville in years gone by and played an important part in the town's social and business life. Under Dr. Lancaster's administration the future of the State Teachers College is assured and its usefulness to the state and nation will steadily expand. We at Hamp- den-Sydney are delighted to have Dr. Lancaster and his gracious wife a part of our community to which they will be so great an addition. Dr. Walter S. Newman President of V. P. I. IN the last issue of the Record it was announced that Dr. Walter S. Newman of the Class of 1917 had been named acting President of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute while President Hutcheson was on leave of absence by reason of his health. Since then Dr. Hutcheson has resigned and the Board of Visitors has elected Dr. Newman President. Again Hampden-Sydney furnishes the chief executive to one of our leading institutions. The record established many years ago of preparing men to fill important positions as the heads of our educational institutions remains un- broken. Dr. Newman graduated with a degree of B. A. in 1917. He has been in educational work most of the time since then and, when made Acting President of V. P. I., he was, and had been for some years. Assistant Superin- tendent of Public Instruction. V. P. I. is to be congratulated on the selection of Dr. Newman. He is thoroughly conversant with educational needs of the state, has marked administrative ability, and will measure up to the high standard of Presidents who have heretofore presided over the institution which he now heads. Our Football Teams Not to Play Teams of Large Institutions THE decision reached by the athletic authorities of the college to discontinue football games with the large universities and colleges, will, we feel sure, meet with the approval of the majority of the Alumni. It is a mani- fest impossibility that a college of the size of Hampden- Sydney, with the attendance of only a little more than four hundred students, can expect to get out football teams which can compete with those of institutions whose number of students runs into the thousands. Not only is this true, but it is a recognized fact that the athletic authorities at our large institutions of learning are in a position to offer inducements to young men of athletic prowess to enroll and play on their teams. This practice of subsidizing players is a regrettable one, but it is a fact and not a theory. Hampden-Sydney cannot claim with consistency to stand on any higher ground in this par- ticular. There are those, had they the means, who would no doubt practice the same procedure at this institution. We are glad, however, that such an old rival as the University of Richmond whose football teams have annually met ours since the beginning of intercollegiate football is retained on our schedule, even though the University of Richmond has now grown in attendance and resources far beyond what they were in earlier days when both Hampden-Sydney and Richmond were practically the same size. Even while our chances are slim in a contest with Richmond now, we like to keep up the old tradition. For many years Hampden-Sydney had a decided advantage in the number of games won, but with Rich- mond's growth and expansion, it has been many years since victory has come to the Garnet and Gray, though The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association LivicK, Hanbury, Porterfield and Smithers — Three of Them Hampden-Sydney Men of "The Common Glory' in the majority of contests the Tigers have acquitted themselves well and put up a spirited fight. When it comes to baseball and basketball, it not in- frequently happens that excellent teams are turned out by smaller colleges which can compete on more or less even terms with their larger rivals. Then, too, football is a game which in the nature of things is a rough one, players are often injured in games with heavier opponents. It often happens, therefore, that when a key man is injured with a small reserve to fall back on, there is no one to take his place and the team is no longer able to meet, on even terms, teams from colleges of the same size. While it gives one a justifiable sense of pride when victory comes over a big team, the danger of serious injuries is too great to take the risk. The Eighth Alumni Fund THE eighth year of the Alumni Fund is launched with this issue of the Record. Some of our alumni may feel when they read this that the years roll by with extreme rapidity. At the same time, there is nothing that one can do about it. The passage of time is inexorable. However, as has been pointed out more than once, nothing in connection with the college has proved of greater value than the inauguration and perpetuation of the Alumni Fund, made possible by the voluntary contribu- tions of former students to the support of their Alma Mater. The financial aid in the aggregate is of inestimable value to the maintenance and progress of the college. At the same time the contribution by the individual means no real sacrifice on his part; he only gives what he feels he can give without compulsion of any kind. Many will feel glad that another opportunity of service to their Alma Mater is presented. Let us hope that the impetus which this plan jhas gained may continue with even greater force in each_succeeding year. Hampden-Sydney and The Common Glory It is estimated that more than fifty thousand people have seen THE COMMON GLORY since it opened July 17, in Virginia's Matoaka Lake amphitheater, just outside of Williamsburg. Three of the actors in Paul Green's drama of American history are Hampden-Sydney men. Euclid M. Hanbury, Jr., '46, plays the part of Robert Gordon and doubles as a Member of The Virginia House of Delegates; Arthur C, Livick, Jr., is a Sergeant of the colonial troops and likewise serves as a group leader among the assistants in cast; and William W. Smithers, '50, has, as Thomas Jefferson, the leading role in the play. The acting of this young man has been widely acclaimed. A feature writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, writing to his paper from Williamsburg on July 31, has, among other things, this to say about the way this Hampden- Sydney sophomore was chosen for the heavy role. "Never dreaming of being anything more important than an under- study, Bill Smithers tried out for the cast of 'The Common Glory,' was selected to understudy the lead and from the very first rehearsals slipped as naturally into the part as though he had been doing it all his life. There was an appeal and a sympathetic understanding in his hand- ling of the lines that made one stop to listen, even in the early rehearsals — and there have been and will continue to be many long hours of these. Not only did the script have to be memorized, movements, cues and all the rest, but it required long hours of work to achieve the conception of the young Jefferson which Mr. Green wished portrayed — a restrained JefTerson with cares and responsibilities, disappointments and dis- couragements, moments of tenderness and of high courage. But Bill took all this on, rehearsing with other members of the cast — singly with the directors and alone at night in the darkened rehearsal hall. "When the time came for the seasoned professional actor to takeover his own appointed role, it seemed to be Bill's he was taking instead. Many had been tried out for the part, two were chosen and rehearsed it for days, but it seemed not to belong to either one — and then — author and directors met in executive session and gave Bill the part he ha striven so hard to make his own. "So the ball carrier for 'The Common Glory' became Bill Smithers, who has been acting ever since he was in fourth grade at William Fox School in Richmond, where he was born and who played his first lead and got his first real smell of grease paint while in the sixth grade in Elizabeth, N. J., as the Mayor of London in 'Around the World in an Airplane.' " Among the distinguished visitors to see the play is Robert H. Porter- field, '28, founder and director of the famed Barter Theater. The publicity director for the Jamestown Corporation caught Porterfield back-stage talking to the other Hampden-Sydney alumni and very kindly has sent us a copy of the photograph that will grow in historic value with_the years. The Record of the Hampden- Sydney Alumni Association The President's Page Edgar G. Gammon Dear Alumnus: I write to you just before the opening of the One Hun- dred and Seventy-Second session. You will be interested in things pertaining to this event. The enrollment is now 446. It is far beyond our best number but we feel this increase is right because of the emergency. Many splendid applicants had to be declined — a matter of genuine regret. The faculty will number 27. Several new men were essential. We were fortunate in the ones we secured. They measure up to the standards of the College. The summer was used for renova- tion. In spite of difficulties a good deal has been accomplished. You will be happy to know that oil units have been placed in five faculty houses. The Commons has been so arranged that a few more students can be accommodated there. Another great improvement is a number of walks on the campus. The little house, formerly used as Alumni Quarters, has been made into a small cottage for use of a member of the faculty. Alumni Headquarters are now in the large south room in the basement of Morton Hall. Mr. George Proctor, our new Athletic Director, arrived July I. He and his attractive wife and daughter have already made a place for themselves on "The Hill." In him we have a leader who will make a splendid contri- bution not only to athletics but also to the whole College program. Mr. Morgan Tiller, the Head Coach, who has been at Hampden-Sydney since last winter, was recently joined by his wife and two children. "Al" Buchinsky returned to his old home the last of August. He continues to travel alone. Proctor, Tiller and Buchinsky compose a trio of which we are all proud. Home-Coming occurs on October 18. The game will be with Davidson College. In spite of the fact that we are playing a Southern Conference team, I believe the game will be a good one. I do not feel that a victory is essential to a successful home-coming. Our hope is that the day will see a great number of Alumni on hand. Other plans for the event will be announced later. We must keep in mind the obtaining of the second 5?ioo,ooo from the General Education Board. The Synod is still short of its goal ;Si02,so6.24. What it will do remains to be seen. Regardless of what the Synod does, the effort to claim the appropriation will go relentlessly on. On the second ^400,000 we have in cash and pledges $129,384.29. The General Education Board allows us until December 31, 1948, to secure the balance. If we will all help by gifts and seek to obtain aid from others, the amount will be raised. We simply cannot afford to lose this splendid offer. As the session begins, let me assure you again of the gratitude I feel for the help of the Alumni. It is a source of great encouragement. With an enrollment beyond capacity, a greatly increased endowment, a high academic standing, and a reputation for solid work, we have never had more to stimulate us in our continuing effort to en- rich the service the College renders. With kind regards, Sincerely yours, Edgar G. Gammon, President The Cover We are greatly indebted to Leigh B. Hanes, Class of 1916, for the poem on the cover, entitled "Hampden- Sydney." This distinguished member of a gifted class is the author of Song of the New Hercules and Other Poems. He is the founder and editor of The Lyric, a poetry publi- cation that is now into volume twenty-seven. This warmly cherished little magazine, dedicated to all that is best in lyric poetry, comes to us with the four seasons. As Doctor Asa D. Watkins has well said, the poems of Leigh Hanes have "an unstained upward vision." How clear and beautiful is that element in "Hampden-Sydney"! The Record is indeed grateful to Leigh Hanes for this dear gift of his art. Dr. Luther Sheldon, Jr., '03, Now Serves The George Washington University A recent press release for The George Washington University gives the following news of our Admiral Sheldon: "Dr. Luther Sheldon, Jr., rear admiral USN, retired, has been appointed associate University physician at The George Washington University. "The appointment of Dr. Sheldon was announced by Dr. Daniel LeRay Borden, director of health administra- tion for the University. "Dr. Sheldon was retired from the Navy in August 1946. He was at that time District Medical Officer for the Fifth Naval District, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, a post he had held since October 1944. "He is a member of the American Medical Association, and the American College of Surgeons and of Phi Rho Sigma, medical professional fraternity for men. He also is a Mason and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, college activities society for men, and of Kappa Alpha, social fraternity. "Dr. Sheldon attended Norfolk Academy and Randolph- Macon Academy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1903 and the M. D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1909. Hampden-Sydney awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in 1943. He was appointed to the Navy as commanding assistant surgeon in 191 1." The Record of the Hampden- Sydney Alumni Association The Hampden-Sydney Boys and Lafayette Did This Occur? IN December 1946, I found in my files a short extract from a letter written February 20, 1837, by Robert Lewis Dabney (then a student at Hampden-Sydney) to his older brother, Charles W. Dabney, whose address at that time was Montpelier, Hanover County, Virginia. The extract was sent to me by Dr. Charles W. Dabney, son of Dr. Robert Lewis and nephew of this Charles W. The original of this letter (a lengthy, but very interest- ing one) is among the Dabney papers at the University of Virginia, and through the courtesy of Librarian Harry demons a photostat of the letter has been secured and deposited in our College Library. In this letter Robert Lewis Dabney describes some of the conditions then existing here: The College was sadly handicapped for lack of funds (having an endowment of $17,000); there were 65 students; the Science department had a good equipment, with Dr. Draper in charge, etc. But the most interesting statement was this: Old Hampden-Sydney, which has sent out so many useful and great men, and which has ever been distinguished for her patriotic spirit, is left to languish in obscurity. There is an incident connected with the history of this College which should endear it to the heart of every Virginian. While Lafayette was in Virginia during the Revolutionary War, the students marched out in a body with their venerable president at their head, and offered themselves to him as soldiers. "Return to your College," said the Hero, "America needs Scholars as well as soldiers." This letter shows maturity of words and expression, maturity of thought, maturity of outlook. The truth is, Robert Lewis Dabney seemed to have been mature even in boyhood; and always careful in his statements. These traits he exhibited to a marked degree when a student at the University, when a student at the Theological Seminary, and throughout his long and brilliant career. At first blush, one would say, "Surely this incident did not occur. There is no mention of it elsewhere; not even a tradition." But did Robert Lewis Dabney invent the incident; or did some one else invent it, and young Dabney accept it without question.? Neither of these alternatives seems probable. We may yet find that it is mentioned "elsewhere." Let me illustrate: In my Hampden-Sydney Boys of 1776- 1778, I gave as the probable reason, why President Samuel Stanhope Smith did not enlist as a soldier, that he was physically of a delicate build. It was only after my Manuscript was finished that I discovered, from sources long buried, that he had tuberculosis; that he made patriotic addresses, and that in at least one of his sermons this patriotism was exhibited, as was the patriotism of Samuel Davies in his famous sermon-address to Captain Overton's Company in the French and Indian War. And the incident related in my Boys of ^76-78, of the patriotic address made by President Smith in the "Big Shed" at Hanovertown, in April or May 1775, came to me from an authentic source while I was writing the History. I regarded it as Heaven-sent. I am not asserting that the incident related by Robert L. Dabney is true; I am saying that other incidents just as dramatic, connected with Hampden-Sydney and the War for Independence, have been found to be true. If the Hampden-Sydney boys offered their services to General Lafayette, when did they do so? Lafayette sailed for America in March 1777. Latane (in his History of the United States, Page 147), says: For several months he was without a command and attached himself to Washington's headquarters. He took part in the battle of Brandy- wine (September 11, 1777), where he was wounded, and when Stephen was dismissed from the service (October 1777), Lafayette was given his division. Lafayette continued in the War until the surrender at Yorktown, October 19, 1781. If the students offered to serve as a company under him, the event might have occurred at any time between October 1777 and the engagement at Yorktown in October 1 78 1. It seems more likely that the event, if it occurred, was in 1781, when, just before the victory at Yorktown, the outlook of the American cause seemed desperate; when it looked as if Lafayette would be trapped; and when, in the face of the dark outlook in Virginia, both old men and young boys were responding to the call for help. An examination of the Prince Edward County claims for compensation reveals the following, which may, or may not, throw light on the question: In 1781, Richard Foster of Prince Edward (a member of our Board of Trustees, and an old soldier of the French and Indian War, who lived about six or eight miles west of the College) was paid for a "horse impressed for waggon going with the Militia to join the Marquis Lafayette." Again, John Nash (who was John Nash, Jr., a member of our Board, living three miles northeast of Farmville) pre- sented two claims: one for "one horse for wagon, im- pressed by Captain Owen of the Militia to join M. Lafayette, and lost," the other for "seveii days service of a horse impressed for waggon with Prince Edward Militia"; for which latter service of his horse he was paid 14 shillings. It will be noticed that in only one of these instances was the County named. At this very time, when aid was being rushed to General Lafayette, the Henry County Militia came through Prince Edward on that mission, and there was an officer, Christopher Owen, of Henry County, who was appointed an Ensign in April 1781. Was he the "Captain Owen" mentioned above, and was John Nash's horse impressed for use of the Militia of Henry County.? On the other hand, there was a horse impressed, and used for only seven days (note the time) in the "Prince Edward County Militia"; and there was a Captain Jesse Owen of Prince Edward, who was Captain as early as July 1777. There was no tradition that Hampden-Sydney boys were at Yorktown, except Joseph and Landon Cabell; but it could not be doubted that many were there. As stated in my History, William Cabell, Jr., one of the Hampden-Sydney boys, worked "with the utmost energy and with great efficiency in raising troops and supplies for Lafayette." There was no tradition of this, but it The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association was discovered by Alexander Brown when, in writing his Cabells ayid Their Kin, he got the facts from the Cabell family papers. And in the U. S. Government Archives, where it had been buried for over So years, a deposition was found by Joseph T. McAllister, a Hampden-Sydney alumnus, showing that Wade Mosby was of the Boys of 'jS-'jS, and had raised a company "to go to the aid of Lafayette," and that Horatio Turpin had done the same thing. But only in recent years, from a family letter, was it ascer- tained that Turpin was a Hampden-Sydney student, one of the Boys of 'j6-'jS. Another ver)- striking illustration is that of Joel Watklns, Jr., but as that has already appeared in the Alumni Record (issue of October 1937), it need not be repeated here. It is fully treated in mv Boys of '76-78. This article grows too long, but these illustrations are cited to show that much Hampden-Sydney history has for many decades been hidden in old family letters and papers, in old newspapers, in the U. S. Government Archives, and in old County Court records; and that much of it still lies buried, and may yet be uncovered. J. D. Eggleston Other Leaders In addition to those mentioned elsewhere in this issue, a number of our men have recently been elevated to positions of added responsibility and honor. The College joins other friends in expressions of pride in the achieve- ments of these alumni and confidence in their ability fully to measure up to their responsibilities. Claiborne B. Carter, '26, president of the Orange, Va., Rotary Club. Frank F. Thweatt, Jr., '21, in charge of the U. S. Marine Hospital, Norfolk, Va. Henry S. Mosby, '3;, head of the Game and Island Fisheries Com- mission's wild-life research department. C. Vernon Spratley, Jr., '38, Lieut.-Comdr. and Executive Officer, U. S. Naval Reserve Unit, Hampton, Va. Wm. H. Ramkey, Jr., '36, from Captain to Major, First Battalion, 318th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Richmond, \irginia. Joe Scott Caldwell, '28, Principal Consolidated High School, Char- lotte Court House, Va. Robert A. McChesney, '32, Principal Consolidated Woodrow Wilson High School, .Augusta County, Va. George Andrew Anderson, '37, Assistant Professor of Bible, Presby- terian College, Clinton, S. C. Richard H. Henneman, '29, .Associate Professor of Psychology, Uni- versity of Virginia. Wm. P. Martin, '28, Dean of Smithdeal-Massey College of Law, Richmond, Va. Wm. C. Thomas, '25, captain to major, Staff of Virginia State Police. Carroll T. Scott, '23, President of Life Agency Managers, Inc., Rich- mond, Va. T. Kyle Baldwin, '39, President, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Farmville, Va. Herbert C. Bradshaw, '30, Editor, "Virginia Schools and Colleges in World War H" for the Virginia World War II History Commission. Alexander Hamilton, Jr., '28, Chairman, Community Chest, Peters- burg, Va. Curry Carter, '15, Democratic Nominee State Senate from Augusta- Highland-Staunton District. Robert T. Hubard, '97, Commonwealth's .\ttorney, Buckingham County, Va. Meredith C. Dortch, '33, Commonwealth's .'\ttorney, Mecklenburg County, Va. W. Ivan Hoy, '36, Associate Professor of Bible, Guilford College, N. C. Wm. R. Gardner, '24, President of General Alumni Association, Speaks for the Eighth Alumni Fund "When a person looks back to some achievement of the past as his greatest, he is admittedly on the decline." Hampden-Sydney as an institution has to her credit sub- stantial achievements and is looking forward to greater accomplishments in the future. The Alumni Fund has already made possible broader service on the part of the College. As the Fund grows it will be an increasingly im- portant and valuable part of our financial program. Fortunately, Dr. J. Warren White, of Norfolk, is again heading the Fund Campaign. This able gentleman is one of our most devoted and loyal alumni. He is familiar with the job to be done. As in the past, he will furnish the leadership, enthusiasm and devotion to the cause which are needed to assure success. No matter how capable the leadership, the Campaign goal will not be reached without the interest and co- operation of each alumnus. The Class Managers cannot do the job alone, nor can the Chairman carry the entire load. With everyone doing his part, the work of all will be made easier. If asked to serve as a Class Manager, respond promptly. When called upon to contribute, send your check im- mediately. The Alumni Fund is the principal project of our Association. Let's all pull together and make the 8th fund, both in number of contributors and amount sub- scribed, the best one of all. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Class Managers for the Eighth Alumni Fund The Council of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Fund presents the names of those who have accepted the invi- tation of the Council to serve as Class Managers for the EIGHTH ALUMNI FUND which is now under wa)'. All who love and value Hampden-Sydney are indebted to these men who are, so to say, leading the attack in this supreme effort to reach the great objective before the College. As stated by Chairman J. Warren White and repeated by President Gammon and other officials, the MAIN OBJECTIVE this year is: TO GAIN THROUGH OUR GIFTS THE SECOND $100,000, OFFERED BY THE GENERAL EDUCATION BOARD FOR THE COLLEGE'S ENDOWMENT. (OLD GUARD) 1874-1886 Clarence B. Wallace 1887 Wright Denny 1888 John E. Muncaster 1889 F. G. Hartman 1890 F. B. Converse 1891 E. T. Wellford 1892 R. R. Jones 1893 Henry A. Converse 1894 Francis M. Allen 1895 Marshall Morton J. R. C. Brown 1896 W. Scott Hancock 1897 R. K. Brock 1898 T. A. Kirk 1899 Robert Gamble See 1900 W. Bruce Buford H. P. Bridges 1901 Geo. F. Bell 1902 Hardy Cross 1903 W. F. Clarke R. S. Preston 1904 Abney Payne 1905 J. G. Jefferson, Jr. 1906 B. K. Winston H. J. Phlegar 1907 Edwin C. Wade 1908 W. F. Lewis E. G. Elcan 1909 John D. Evans 1910 R. H. Moore E. W. Crenshaw R. L. Morton C. J. Crews 1911 R. V. Lancaster, Jr. M. S. Smith J. M. Crockett 1912 P. L. Ham LETT H. C. Stuart 1913 D. L. Cork John McGavack 1914 M. N. Fitzgerald A. L. Lorraine 1915 Mennis Lawson J. F. Minor Simpson 1916 Russell H. Pearson HoLcoMBE R. Crockett Hugh Thompson 1917 A. A. Wilson John C. Baskervill 1918 J, Newton Gordon H. G. Allen 1919 J. C. Clark 1920 R. M. Venable J. M. Leps C. A. Stevens 1921 J. W. Lacy, Jr. Frank T. McFaden 1922 Hugh C. Brenaman Langhorne Jones Cecil M. Brown Harry H. Hunt, Jr. 1923 Carroll T. Scott R. C. Garlick, Jr. 1924 C. A. Lowman, Jr. G. A. DuNLop, Jr. William A. Moncure, Jr. 1925 Hiram L. Reeves Hawes Coleman J. LupTON Simpson James B. Organ Harold J. Dudley V. L. Fisher 1926 Charles W. Kernan E. V. B. Wiley J. B. Morton Charles W. Browning Richard A. Macomb C. R. Hamrick Ward M. Palmer William R. Alves 1927 G. E. Baumgardner James M. Ward Archer L. Richardson, Jr. Herbert D. Wolff, Jr. Frank C. Winston W. A. Crawford 1928 J. T. Owen P. W. Allen Raine Bernard E. Bain M. W. Parker Alexander Hudgins 1929 Robert W. Norris Dennis H. Clark Wm. H. Buchanan Paul R. Shiflet A, S. Alexander, Jr. H. Hoover Bear Edward Turley James Peyton Moore 1930 William C. Hodgson Ray David Williams Frank F. Jones, Jr. R. E. McCann, Jr. H. Elliotte Boswell Robt. W. Lawson, Jr. R. W. Lawson, Jr. 1931 W. W. Jefferson Copeland E. Adams Herbert Trotter, Jr N. H. Wooding Andrew L. Ingles Elijah Baker HI John M. Hamlet, Jr. Richard McDearmon ' 1932 Frank C. King Charles H. Hitchings A. Karl Tatum Joel T. Perry James A. Millard, Jr. Theo. T. Hammack John A. Field, Jr. Bryant R. Harper F. a. Las ley, Jr. 1933 John L. Guerrant Gabel G. Himmelwright E. E. Meredith J. T. Llewellyn A. M. DeMuth R. S. Mullin John L. Morris, Jr. 1934 W. E. Moore Thomas H. Garber l. q. yowell Walter E. Vest, Jr. James M. Smith, Jr. John G. Shirley woodrow w. wilkerson Edward O. Poole 1935 L. Bradford Waters Thomas J. Humphries W. McK. Jefferies T. MosBY Phlegar Randolph Gardner M. B. Whitlock Frank Drumheller Dudley A. Raine D. Rankin Hervey Walter S. Cain, Jr. Leonard B. Chittum 1936 A. A. Fahrner James H. Hancock, Jr. William S. Formwalt A. Letcher Jones W. Ivan Hoy G. H. Lawson J. A. Thweatt R. B. Webb 1937 Embry G. Scott W. Jordan Steed William Russell Jones, Jr. Grigsby J. Montgomery Thomas W. Roberts J. L. Johnson Frank Millet Booth C. J. Geyer, Jr. J. B. BULLARD C. W. McCann 1938 R. A. Burrell Henry M. Snead, Jr. lO The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 1938 (Continued) William W. Walton Thomas C. Coleman, Jr. Leslie M. Jones Lawrence A. Wood T. E. Adkins, Jr. Albert W. Smith, Jr. William B. Leftwich William T. Hall 1939 Fred Haislip, Jr. Carlyle a. McDonald Donald C. Farnsworth B. T. Doyle J. R. Orgain, Jr. Peter B. Lauck Jackson C. Dodge 1940 Nelson M. Smith Thomas W. Evans II J. D. Philips E. R. Young Edgar P. Brightwell John S. Battle, Jr. C. W. Allison, Jr. John C. Foushee C. A. Roach Hugh J. Hagan B. A. SOYARS 1941 William G. Travlor, Jr. James L. Bugg, Jr. H. Tyler Taylor, Jr. Henry A. Wiseman III C. Maurice Flinn, Jr. J. K. Hall, Jr. Samuel W. Lippincott, Jr. Clay'ton B. Tasker Byron L. Milton Emery C. Wilkerson James W. Wilson III T. G. Offterdinger 1942 Charles L. Crockett, Jr. O. L. Martin, Jr. Marshall Doswell, Jr. Herbert S. Morgan, Jr. j. e. younce George H. Fulton, Jr. J. D. Ridgeway, Jr. A. C. Buchanan, Jr. R. K. Robinson, Jr. 1943 James Lewis Lipsey John P. Sivell D. C. Crummett T. C. Whitehouse Francis Y. Savage Elias Etheridge, Jr. Charles E. Llewellyn, Jr. William E. Webb H. C. Messerschmidt, Jr. J. T. Payne 1944 J. A. Marrow, Jr. M. L. Topham Robert C. Coleburn Richard F. Dunlap J. G. McNeill W. C. Nunley 1945 L. Perry Hyde Oliver C. Greenwood Rea Parker, Jr. Wm. Nichol Eskridge J. L. Nelson, Jr. Kenneth U. Vaden W. R. L. Smith III J. E. Welply, Jr. 1946 C. Randolph Hudgins, Jr. Levi Old, Jr. 1947 J. S. Darden Hampden-Sydney Leaders Join the Governor at the Milk Bar The annual outing of the Richmond Chamber of Com- merce was held this summer at "Sabot Hill," the home in Goochland of Wm. T. Reed, Jr., '25. There were nearly two thousand in attendance. Among the distinguished guests was Wm. M. Tuck, Governor of Virginia. The very interesting and very unusual picture we are re- producing here shows the Governor being served by Miss Dorothy Osborne, director of the Richmond Dairy Council, who, with a staff of "milk maids," operated this most popular feature of the outing. The masculine part of the picture is an all-Hampden-Sydney affair, since His Excellency is now an honorary alumnus of the College. To the Governor's right is host W. T. Reed, Jr., a past president of the Richmond Chamber of Com- merce, to the Governor's left is Robert C. Garden, Jr., '25, current president of the Chamber, and to Garden's left is Lewis G. Chewning, '27, another past president of the Richmond Chamber. Others in the group are not identi- fied, but they appear to be sharing the genial humor of the "Hampden-Sydney Boys." Tiger News in Shanghai Through the kindness of Lewis H. Lancaster, Jr., Senior, the athletic department has received the following news release from the Shanghai Evening Post of Shanghai, China. WINGMAN TURNS COACH Hampden-Sydney, Va.(AP) — Morgan Tiller, former University of Denver and Pittsburgh professional Steelers football end, has been named head football coach at Hampden-Sydney College. Tiller, '27, will succeed Frank L. Summers, who is leaving Hampden-Sydney to become director of athletics at Virginia Military Institute. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association II Those Who Make Us What We Are EVEN casual observers are impressed with the unique- ness of this historic College. They sense something rare and gracious in its atmosphere. Is it the spacious, verdant campus with its spreading oaks, its ivy-twined Georgian buildings, its air of complete seclusion from the world's turmoil.? Is it the congenial community, the devout Christian tradition, the earnest-minded faculty, the few great teachers in each generation, or the spirit of "Death Valley".' All these influences play their part but they do not tell the whole story. They have moulded, not created, the peculiar genius of the students who come here. There is surely a continuity of character in the succeeding generations of those who call this small college their Jhna Mater. Has the War changed all this."" In the decade before Pearl Harbor, our student body presented the following composite picture. At most points of comparison they excelled national college norms of mental ability. An unusually large proportion came from professional or substantial business classes. More than three-fourths were Virginians. Ninety-live per cent were church mem- bers of the leading Protestant faiths. The typical stu- dent here ranked religious values over social, political and economic values, was conservative in beliefs (though New Dealish in politics) and was well-adjusted emotion- ally with comparatively few "worries" or "neurotic symptoms." Our students were socially-minded and gregarious. Approximately three-fourths were mem- bers of the seven national social fraternities that flourished here. They were highly organized also in respect to extra- curricular activities. Judging by the honors and offices listed in the annual, there was one position of leadership for every four students. In a period in which the stu- dent body averaged three hundred, everybody knew everybody else. The advent of the Navy V-12 Unit brought to us an influx of new blood from widely diversified areas and oc- cupational groupings. The Navy picked them well. These apprentice seamen were, on the whole, a very superior body cf young men. In reading background and esthetic refinement they were no doubt a little de- ficient. But this they compensated for by unusual non- linguistic and technical ability. Their estimated I. Q. averaged about 123. According to official figures, this puts the typical V-12 student here well within the top ten per cent of the population in native ability or scholas- tic aptitude. An unusually large proportion came from the skilled worker class and were headed for engineering and industrial vocations. Startlingly out of the ordinary for us was the number of Catholics and also of those from the manufacturing centers of the East and the Midwest. Yet a nucleus of old Hampden-Sydney men remained on the campus throughout. It was fascinating to watch this highly democratic assortment of young American males getting whipped into shape as one of the best V-12 units in the country, to hear them bantering each other about "you all" and other Yankee versus Southern differences or arguing the Civil War all over again, and to see them acquiring a recognizable semblance of the old "Tiger spirit." It may be recalled that the stock joke at the farewell banquets over which our Commanding Officer, Lieutenant George Howe, presided with characteristic aplomb, was a humor- ous recollection of the dazed moment when first they heard they were to be sent to an unknown spot called Hampden-Sydney, near Farmville, Va. They could laugh uproariously now for, even after twelve short months, they were Hampden-Sydney men. Two changeful years have gone by. Our student body is almost back to normal though much larger. As in the pre-war years the majority of our students are Virginians, ninety per cent from the "South." They come from the same occupational levels as before the War. They are chiefly Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists and Southern democrats. Their intellectual rating is much the same as it was in the "thirties" but better in the upper percentiles. There is evidence in this of the sifting process incident to the cur- rent state of affairs in which hundreds of applicants are turned away. For the most part we are back to our old clientele. It is almost the old familiar Hampden-Sydney. But there is a striking difference. Two thirds of our students are veterans, most of whom have seen active service in the combat areas of Europe or the Pacific. Be- cause of the War, they are educationally retarded. Not only do Freshmen constitute half of the student body but most of them are grown men and some are twenty-eight years of age. The old "rat rules" are almost outmoded. When they first come back, the veterans find it difficult to concentrate upon dull textbooks and many are dis- couraged by their painfully slow progress. But their motivation is excellent. They realize that their educational opportunity is all too short and that professional training today is long and arduous. Some already have growing families. With few exceptions the veterans "dig in" and make very respectable grades. As in most other schools, they outpoint the non-veterans in scholastic average and honor standings. They are somewhat critical of old- fashioned educational methods and the "ivory tower" curriculum but ready to discuss anything that bears upon our contemporary world. At first the veterans shrink back from extra-curricular activities. Even the major sports fail to lure some who were fine athletes in their younger days. It is even more difficult to attract them into the cultural pursuits. Dra- matics, forensics and publications are still largely manned by the less numerous non-veterans. Gradually, however, as the ex-service men feel the currents of student life and fraternity rivalry swirling about them, first reluctantly and then with increasing alacrity, they begin to take their places at the helm of student affairs. The livest and most progressive student government in many years was sparked this session by former Air Force pilots and other seasoned campaigners. The honor system was reinforced. Fraternities and campus organizations underwent certain reforms. A faculty-student coordinating council was launched. Under the alert leadership of Student Body President "Bob" Bluford, the spirit of constructive re- form spread from our campus to other colleges throughout the state. The veterans, to be sure, have their own moral problems. They do not always set a good example to their younger college mates. But it is fair to say that they are making a unique contribution in line with worthy tradi- tions. As ever, it is Hampden-Sydney men that make Hampden-Sydney. D. M. A. 12 The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association R. Hugh Wood, '19, Dean at Emory Dr. R. Hugh Wood, Physician-in-Chief at the Emory University Hospital, is now Dean of the Emory University School of Medicine. A graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in 1921, Dr. Wood received his premedlcal training at Hampden- Sydney College. He completed his internship at St. Elizabeth's and Memorial Hospitals in Richmond, Va., and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Mass. In 1924, Dr. Wood went to Atlanta as Resident Phy- sician in the Emory Division of Grady Hospital. After two years in that position, he entered the private practice of medicine in association with Dr. James E. Paulin. This association continued until 1934, when he began in- dependent practice of internal medicine. Dr. Wood was commissioned an officer in the Army Medical Corps in 1942. Appointed Chief of Medical Service for the 43d General Hospital, the Emory Unit, he served with the hospital in North Africa and Italy. Returning to the United States late in 1944, he served for a few months at Fort McPherson and was then named Chief of Medical Service at Lawson General Hospital, a position he held until his release from active duty in October 1945, with the rank of Colonel. Long an outstanding physician. Dr. Wood has been associated with the faculty of the Emory Medical School since 1924, when he was first appointed an instructor in medicine. Upon his return to civilian life, he became Associate Professor of Medicine in the Medical School and Physician-in-Chief of the Emory Hospital. The author of numerous publications on medical sub- jects. Dr. Wood is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association, and a member of the Southern Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia. Busy as he is with his professional duties, this good Virginian and loyal alumnus never fails to respond to the calls of the old College, serving her now as head of our alumni chapter. (Note: The Editors are indebted to The Alumnus of the Medical College of \'irginia for most of the above account of Dr. Wood.) Chairman J. Warren White, '95, Presents the Eighth Alumni Fund The Hampden-Sydney Alumni Fund is now beginning its eighth year. This annual effort to enlist the active in- terest of former students of the old College in her welfare, has indeed been a most rewarding activity. We have a great incentive to make this year the best one of all. As is now pretty generally known, the absorbing OBJEC- TIVE of this eighth Fund is "to gain through our gifts the second ^100,000, offered by the General Education Board for the College's endowment." After deduction of the normal expenses of the Fund, every dollar then becomes an "active agent" to draw in a similar amount from the contingent gift of the G. E. Board. To put it rather boldly, this is probably the best opportunity we shall ever have to "get by giving." We are confident the Class Managers will do their best to have every classmate respond, and we believe classmates are going to respond as never before. The old College has a right to expect this; her expectations will be fulfilled by her loyal sons. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 13 Robt. C. Goad, '45, Virginia's Youngest Commonwealth Attorney They are still talking in Lovingston, county seat of Nelson, about the astounding victory of Robert C. Goad in the race for Commonwealth Attorney, Democratic primary of August 5, 1947. Early in the campaign, few of the political wiseacres gave Goad a ghost of a chance of defeating his older opponent who then held the office, but as the weeks went by and the election drew on, the contest developed into a "hoss race"! When the ballots were counted the evening of August 5, it was found the younger man had carried thirteen out of the eighteen precincts of the county. Goad is said to be the youngest man in the State to hold this office. One of the leading citizens of the county who had urged young Goad to make the race, said of him: "Bob Goad is one of the choicest young men who has ever come into our county. He knows his law, is poised, patriotic, and fearless. He will make us an excellent official." After graduating at Hampden-Sydney in 1944 and after completing his law course at the University of Virginia, Bob decided to settle in Lovingston, Va. "I have always wished to live in a small place," he said to a friend who was wondering why he had not put out his shingle in his native Ports- mouth, Va. He married a Lovingston girl. Miss Virginia McKinney Coleman, daughter of the late J. Tinsley Coleman and Mrs. Coleman, and had formed a law partnership with his father-in-law. In his adopted home he has entered fully into the life of the community. He is the clerk of the diaconate of historic Rockfish Presby- terian Church and is president of the Men's Club of a group of churches in Nelson and Albemarle Counties. All other good works in the region have his interest and support. Executive Committee Below are printed the names and term of office of the newly appointed Executive Committee of the General Alumni Association. This committee will hold its first meeting the morning of Home-Coming, October i8th. ROYSTER LyLE Robert Bluford, Jr. YEARS M. Henry Bittinger hoskins m. sclater James E. Crinkley H. H. McVey, Jr. Dr. J. Warren White 3 YEARS Robert C. Garden, Jr. P. TuLANE Atkinson R. K. Brock 4 YEARS George Richardson, Jr. Graves H. Thompson George L. Walker R. C. Brenaman F. T. McFaden, Jr. ^3o<3J A. J. McKelway, '25, Chief of the Chaplaincy Service Chaplain A. J. McKelway, an alumnus of Hampden- Sydney College, has been named chief of the Veterans Administration Chaplaincy Service, succeeding Rev. Crawford W. Brown who resigned recently. The new chief chaplain has been with VA since January 15, 1946, and is a veteran of both world wars. He rose from apprentice seaman in the Navy to a test pilot during VVorld War I and left the Navy in March 1920, with the rank of Lieutenant (jg). During World War H, he was the first chaplain appointed to the Navy Pre-Flight School at the University of Iowa. Later he served in the Pacific on the U. S. S. Essex, where he took part in 13 engagements and earned eight battle stars and a presidential unit citation. He concluded his service at the Great Lakes Training Center as assistant to the District Chaplain of the Ninth Naval District. In December 1945 he returned to inactive duty with the rank of Commander. Besides having attended Hampden-Sydney College, Chaplain McKelway studied also at the University of Virginia and later at Union Theological Seminary. (From VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, Office of Public Relations) Chaplain A. J. McKelway H The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Students Honored at the Past Commencement Robert Btujurd, Jr., Recipient The Fred X. Harrison Leadership Award and Recip- ient The Jlgernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion Ernest P. Gates, Recipient The Joseph E. Garland Spirit Award Harry Rodman Bouton, Jr., Recipient Roseaiell Page Prize for Public Speaking -wf .. 'A Thomas E. Gilmer, Jr., Recipient The George Gordon Battle Physics Prize William Lewis Harvie, Recipient The Gammon Cup Lawrence Perry Hyde, Recipient Kearfott Stone Music Award John M. Hamlet, Jr., '31, Appointed Judge The dispatch below from Charlottesville, Va., calls for congratulations. Classmates and other admiring friends of John Hamlet are confident that the University city- has added a valuable man to its staff of officials. Of an alert mind, calm judgment, and compassionate heart, Judge Hamlet will straighten out many of the tangles that too frequently come before a court of the kind he now orders. Charlottesville, September 6th — John M. Hamlet, Jr., attorne}', was appointed by Judge A. D. Dabney, in Corporation Court this morning, to be judge of the City Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, to fill the un- expired term of the late J. Phil Grove, who died August 29th, after serving 17 years on the bench. The new judge was qualified by Corporation Clerk C. E. Moran immediately following his appointment. His term expires December 31, 1950. Mr. Hamlet, who is a partner in the law firm of Wing- field, Hamlet and Spitzer, has been practicing law here since 1945. He is a native of Charlotte County, the son The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 15 of Dr. J. M. Hamlet, Phenix dentist, and the late Mrs. Martha Elliott Hamlet. He attended the public schools of Charlotte County and received his degree of bachelor of arts from Hampden- Sydney College in 193 1. He taught in the high schools of his native county from 193 1 to 1938, when he came to Charlottesville to enter the law school of the University of Virginia. After receiving his degree of bachelor of law in 1941, Mr. Hamlet joined the Michie Publishing Company as an editor of law, which position he held until 1945, when he entered private practice. He is married to the former Miss Lena Wood, of Albemarle, and they have two children. He holds mem- bership in the local Elks lodge, and Sigma Chi, Chi Beta Phi (scientific), and Sigma Upsilon fraternities. John W. Luke, '23, Honored in All-Day Celebration Sunday, August 31, 1947, was observed as JOHN W. LUKE SUNDAY in appreciation of 20 years (1927-1947) of unselfish service rendered by Mr. Luke in Ashe and Wilkes Counties as a Presbyterian minister. After graduation from Hampden-Sydney College (A. B.) he entered LTnion Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., where he received his B. D. degree; and in May 1927 he came to Ashe County, N. C, to work with Rev. R. H. Stone who had preceded Mr. Luke by 3 years. The statistics concerning Mr. Luke's work during his 20 years in Ashe and Wilkes Counties are, in brief, as follows: 1. Baptisms — 500 2. Marriages — 250 3. Funerals — 600 4. Vacation Bible Schools — 150 5. .Attendance at the above services — 60,000 6. Re\'ival Services — l6o 7. Attendance at the above services — 102,000 8. Organizer and scout master of 3 Boy Scout Troops 9. Held 4,160 services (averages 4 services per Sunday) 10. Built 5 churches — Low Gap, Laurel Fork, Bethel, Millers and most recent one — Glendale Springs 1 1. Built a manse at Glendale Springs 12. Chairman of Local Draft Board of Ashe County for 5 years — re- ceived a citation from Washington for this service. 13. As chairman of the draft board he gave away 2,000 New Testa- ments, one to every draftee from the county, and always had a brief devotional with the boys before they left for camp. 14. A member of the American Legion Post of West Jefferson. (Mr. Luke was in World War I.) 15. Sent 120 young people to Glade Valley High School 16. Sent a number of children to Barium Springs Orphanage 17. Sent 6 young people to college 18. Associate editor and publisher of "The Ashe Presbyterian" (pub- lished quarterly) for 20 years ig. Hobbies; Athletics, chicken raising and gardening 20. Has traveled over 500,000 miles in 20 years 21. Has refused to accept numerous calls from other churches during these years 22. Married Miss Mary Shaw, of Wagram, N. C, in 1933; twochildren, Mary Frances and John W. Luke, Jr. 23. The Men's Bible class of Myers Park Presbyterian church presented Mr. Luke with a "Karry-AH" two years ago for his Vacation Bible School work. The festivities took place in Glendale Springs, N. C. Editor's Note: The outline of the work of this good man was re- ported to us by a member of the session of the Glendale Springs Church. Walter S. Newman, '17, Appointed President of V. P. I. As noted in the July Record, Doctor Walter S. New- man has been acting as president of V. P. L since last December. His services in this capacity were enlisted because of the illness of President John R. Hutcheson. The regret is State-wide that Doctor Hutcheson has not recovered sufficiently to take up his duties again. The Board of Visitors of the institution has recently decided to name Doctor Hutcheson chancellor "in recognition of his devoted and faithful service to the institution through the years." At this same meeting of the Visitors, Doctor Walter S. Newman was elected president. He accepted this post and took over his duties officially the first of September 1947. Those who are familiar with the work of the new appointee — teacher in the high schools of the State and at V. P. L, State supervisor of agricultural education, director of the National Youth Administration in Virginia, promoter of Future Farmers clubs, assistant State superintendent of public instruction, vice president of the V. P. L — echo the praise of the State press over his elevation to the presidency of the great school at Blacks- burg. This quotation from an editorial of the Richmond News-Leader evokes hearty agreement from Doctor New- man's Hampden-Sydney friends: "Had the Board looked the country over, we doubt if they could have found a man better suited than their own vice president to assume the direction of an institution that has before it a tomorrow greater even than all its yesterdays." This record of consecrated service reminds us of the career of William C. "Shakespeare" Morris, '22, "The Tiger Who Fought With His Back to the Bed." See Record, April 1928.) The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Theta Chi Fraternity Scores Top Scholastic Honors According to figures recently released from the Dean's office, Nu chapter of the Theta Chi fraternity scored highest scholastically among the seven national social fraternities on the Hill. Their average for the past session was 83.4. Next to them stood Chi Phi with an average of 82. The Record is pleased to present the picture of the scholastic Champions and offers hearty congratu- lations. First Row, Left to Right; Blufurd, Hyde, Lambert, Scott, Cann Second Row: Crilzer, Cunningham, Glascock, Henley, Moore Third Row; Reed, Rolston, Squire, I'irgili, Armistead Fourth Row: Broolie, Copley, Bail, Davis, Hansbarger Fifth Row: Harris, Hart, Manson, Randall, Rapier Sixth Row: Sipp, Stephens, Thompson, Young, Barnes Seventh Row: Bartlett, Bass, Brown, Clarke, Hunter Eighth Row; MacDonald, Magaha, Ryburn, I'est Huguenot Chapter in Los Angeles Named for Doctor Eggleston Word has very recently been received at the College from one of the officials of The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia that a chapter of the Society in Los Angeles has been named for Doctor Joseph D. Eggleston, president emeritus of the College. This honor is in recognition of Doctor Eggleston's great work in organizing the Virginia Branch of the Society and his valuable assistance to the National Society. It is interesting to recall that the first national meeting of the various branches and chapters was held in Farmville and Hampden- Sydney about twenty years ago. Doctor Eggles- ton was the moving spirit in this meeting and in other gatherings of the Society. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 17 NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI OFFICE Alumni Notes On August 25, it was announced in a dispatchi from Lynchburg, tliat the Rev. E. Summers McGavock, '21, had accepted the pastorate of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church there. His former charge was Faith Chapel Presbyterian Church at Luclietts, Va. In Lynchburg he succeeds the Rev. J. Clyde Mohler, '29, who resigned several months ago to accept a pastorate in Portsmouth, Va. • The Managing Secretary of the Lenoir Chamber of Commerce, Lenoir, N. C, is John C. Baskervill, '17. In accepting a manager's post in the Eighth Fund, our good friend speaks of his deep alTection for the friends he made on the Hill long ago and he expresses the hope that op- portunity will soon be given him to visit the College after an absence of more than thirty years. In a recent issue of the Greenbrier Independent of Lewisburg, W. Va., there is a column headed ''Old-Time News." A reprint of the news fifty years ago had this interesting item: "Clarence E. Lewis, son of George H. Lewis, aged 18 years, is the youngest member of the graduating class at Hampden-S'dney College and the only one to make distinction all around on examinations." Mr. Lewis belongs to the distinguished class of 1897 — a class of such men of mark as Bird, Brock, Harwell, Hubard, Mason, Pasco, Shelton, Torian, and others. When he was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Farmville, Doctor Cecil V. Cook proved himself a firm friend of the College. One of his best turns for us was the sending of his son, Cecil V., Jr., '34, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Bluefield, W. Va. Now we learn that the Doctor, having reached the age of seventy-six, is to retire from the active ministry. At present he is pastor of the LTnlversity Baptist Church, Charlottes- ville, Va., where he has served since resigning from the Farmville field nine years ago. Our good friend has had a long and distinguished ministry and as he walks in the evening of life we wish for him peace abounding. We are sure the Virginia Clerks' Association heard a good address at their annual gathering August 13, for their orator on this occasion was Justice A. C. Buchanan, '10, of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The meeting was held at Virginia Beach. The editors are always pleased to hear good things of our men — and of their sons! Among Richmond's four "best citizen" high school graduates the past June is Alfred Ashton Adkins III, son of our well-beloved "Spritter" of the Class of 1927. The awards were made by the Rich- mond Civitan Club, following a custom started several years ago of giving recognition to four local graduates selected as being "best citizens." Young Adkins is a graduate of St. Christopher's School where he made a good scholastic record and won letters in football and baseball. We are pleased that this choice young man is to enter Hampden-Sydney this session. The guest preacher during August at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, was the Right Reverend William R. Moody, '22, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, Ky. The Herald-Tribune carried a very good likeness of Bishop Moody in its issue of August 2, 1947. Cary A. Thompson, Jr., '42, former Captain in the Army Air Corps, CBI, China Defensive, is now a student at the University of Chicago. Other "Tigers" in the city should get in touch with him at ijogK^ E. 60th Street, Zone 27. It is difficult these days to get into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but after the reviewing committee of that institution had seen the record of William Newman Gilmer, made at Hampden-Sydney and while he was a naval trainee (air) at Emory and Henry and the University of Georgia, they accepted at once in the department of Mechanical Engineering this summa cum laude graduate of the Class of 1947. "Billy" is the son of Doctor and Mrs. Thomas E. Gilmer of Hampden-Sydney. Charles Wilder Watts, '31, appears to have made a very valuable address before the Albemarle County Historical Society at its quarterly meeting held at "Dunlora," near Charlottesville, Va., last July 18. Mr. Watts has spent many months in research on early Albemarle history in preparation for his master's degree thesis at the University and he was invited to give some of the results of his investigations for the benefit of the Society. The 1946 Proceedings of the Virginia State Bar Association, printed in handsome book form, contains a picture and the address of the Presi- dent, Howard C. Gilmer, Jr., '28; and pictures of and tributes to, William Henry Venable, '92, and Henry Hunter Watson, Jr., '38. The new District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of Elk Lodge is Kenneth V. Brugh, '10, Pulaski, Va. We are not familiar with the work- ings of this organization, but we imagine our dear friend will have little spare time in the months ahead. William B. Leftwich, '38, is now practicing Internal Medicine in Reno, Nev., where he has been since his discharge from the army many months ago. His address is 6 State Street. Some vital statistics on Thomas W. Roberts, '37, are these: with the naval forces in the Southwest Pacific, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, discharged to inactive duty July 28, 1946; completed residency in Oral Surgery at Indiana University; opened practice in Lynchburg, Va., August i, 1947; address: 811 Church Street . . . and he is a most cheerful Class Manager for the Alumni Fund! Carroll D. Fox, '44, is a busy man these days; he is building his house with his own hands, attending night school, and working and flying in the naval reserve! His friends should cheer him on by writing to him at 1 142 E. Haines Street, Philadelphia 38, Pa. Congratulations are in order for certain of our men who have already or soon will join the ranks of the benedicts. The main facts as gathered from announcements and invitations are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin Phillips of Melfa, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlotte Stockley, to Moore Wright Gouldin, '44, of Tappahannock, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fidler of Burlington, N. C, announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Rowland, to Henry Carl Messerschmidt, Jr., '43, of Richmond, Va., the wedding to take place this fall. Mrs. Robert Lester Hudgins of Virginia Beach, Va., announces the engagement of her daughter, Julia Aubrey, to John Herbert Thompson III, '43i of Virginia Beach, the wedding to take place in September. Miss Eleanor Jane Meacham, daughter of Mrs. Edna Neal Meacham and the late Mr. Meacham, was married to Paul Livingston Grier, Librarian of the C^oUege, at Carmi, 111., August 16, 1947. The wedding of Roy Shintaro Hasegawa, '40, to Miss Seiko Watanabe took place in Tokyo, Japan, June 29, 1947. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Haywood Stephenson of Suffolk, Va., have an- nounced the marriage of their daughter, Peggy Harrell, to Benjamin Lee Oliver, '44, Hampden-Sydney, Va., the wedding having taken place in the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va., July 26, 1947. William H. Bailey, '42, visited The Hill in late August. His friends think he is looking unusually well; they were interested to hear that he will enter the theological department of Drew University to begin work on his doctorate and at the same time do preaching in Madison, N. J. We are glad to report that John G. McNeill, '44, is making a good recovery from a recent operation and is now convalescing at his home in Moorefield, W. Va. The first of June he received his B. S. degree in Education from West Virginia University, and, health permitting, will be teaching this session. John had many months of service with the army in the Far East. On September 8, 1947, the Rev. Bernard A. Mcllhany, D. D., '18, be- gan his ministry in the First Presbyterian Church, Fulton, Mo. In this field he will have an opportunity not only to minister to the immdeiate congregation of 650 members, but to be of service to the students of Westminster College and Williams Woods College. In the faculty of the former is Doctor Colin A. McPheeters, our professor of Philosophy and Bible the session of 1918-19. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association Bits of pink or blue ribbon have recently floated into the Alumni OfBce and congratulations are recorded for: Walter Dunnington Shields, '44, and Mrs. Shields — Walter Dun- nington, Jr., July 18, 1947, Bluefield, W. Va. Russell Greenway Mc- Allister, '33, and Mrs. McAllister — Kathryn Lee, June 26, 1947, Rich- mond, Va. James Davison Philips, '40, and Mrs. Philips — James Davison, Jr., April 3, 1947, Edinburg, Scotland. John Galbreath Armes, '41, and Mrs. Armes — John Galbreath, Jr., May i, 1947, Philadelphia, Pa. Horace Adams, Jr., '43, and Mrs. Adams — John Nichols, August 9, 1947, Chapel Hill, N. C. We learn that Francis A. Schaeffer, Jr., '35, is on a three months' survey trip through Europe on behalf of the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions and the American Council of Christian Churches. He is to visit thirteen countries in thirteen weeks, returning to America the first of October. For several years Frank has been the minister of a very large field in St. Louis, Mo., where his ministry has been greatly blessed. In a recent dispatch from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, we see that our friend, Edmund N. "Nubby" Gouldin, '48, is starring in baseball with the Comets, playing second base with this organization. He is a member of the contingent of the ROTC from the Medical College of Virginia. Another alumnus at Sam Houston is Doctor Frank M. Blanton, '43; he went there the middle of August, after his year of internship at the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N. Y. Henry W. Harris, '29, has long been with the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, Raleigh, N. C. During a part of this summer and for the same length of time for two additional summers, he is a student at the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, sponsored by the American Banking Association. Doctor James A. Millard, Jr., '32, in accepting a managership for his class for the Eighth Alumni Fund, writes from Hot Springs, Ark., where he is now the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, that he will have to organize his own local chapter, just as he did in New Orleans, and do " missionary work" to let the state know about Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia! Daniel B. Levine, '47, of the V-12 Battalion, is now doing graduate work at Columbia University. This quote from a good letter of "Mac" Janney's, '39, is of interest to his host of friends: "I feel it an honor to be asked to serve as one of the class managers for my group and gladly I would, but for the fact that I have recently accepted a position with the State Department, Foreign Service Division, and expect to leave America before October. I do hope I shall have an opportunity to visit the College before I go. And please call on me for any service I may be able to render in the future." On August 12 Charles H. Hitchings, '32, was an early morning caller at the Administration Building; he and his family were on their way to visit relatives in the southwestern part of the State. Report is that Osborne Wilson "Bill" Lacy, B. A., June 3, 1947, is to be a member of Prof. Herbert C. Bradshaw's faculty at the Greens- ville High School, Emporia, Va., this session. John Pryor Atkinson, '20, heads the committee to complete plans for forming a scholarship fund, honoring the late C. A. Montgomery who was instrumental in organizing the All-Stars among the 4-H clubs of the State. Walter Randolph Chitwood, '41, and Spotswood Douglas Stoddard, '36, are now in residence at the C. & O. Hospital, Clifton Forge, Va. They are enjoying their association with Doctor William P. Gilmer, '10, and these three M. D.'s are planning to attend Home-Coming, October 18. "The Bishop of Concord," otherwise known as Richard Lee Sager, '24, was a caller on the Hill July 21. We are pleased to report that the school for boys in Nashville, Tenn., of which he is the head, continues to prosper. While the College has been full to overflowing since early in the spring, the Rev. Howard C. Cobbs, '34, believes there must always be room for one more. He has made two trips to the campus this summer, seeking places for choice youths from his congregation in Baltimore. Those who have correspondence with the Rev. W. Norman Cook, '22, should use his new address: Apartment 22, 4808 Old Brook Road, Rich- mond 22, Va. 143 1 North Court House Road, Arlington, Va., is the new address of L. L. Bean, Jr., '38. He has recently resigned his position with the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D. C, and has associated himself with Attorneys Harry A. Grant and John W. Jackson in the private practice of law. Lee speaks of his pleasure in a lunch engagement with Music Director Ned Crawley, '41, who was returning from New York where he had attended auditions with regard to talent for the Music Festival next spring. Our attorney praises the new athletic policy of the College in playing teams from institutions of our size. He expects to see the Tigers in action on Home-Coming, October i8. We are sure the father and son are mutually delighted to be associated in business on a permanent basis in the good town of Farmville, Va. We refer to the joining of William Henry Hubbard, '39, with his father, Frank W. Hubbard, inthe fire and life insurance business in their native town, as of September i, 1947. Henry was a distinguished Captain of infantry of the 29th Division that fought through northern France and into Germany in World War II. After the war, he was employed in Baltimore and later in Raleigh and Richmond with a government Farm Loan Authority and Farmers Home Administration. Other pleasant callers at the College this summer include Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Veazey, of West Point, Va., Doctor and Mrs. A. Letcher Jones, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter V. Moore, of Richmond, Va. These latter friends were here to perfect arrangements for the entrance of Walter, Jr., this session. His father is a well-beloved member of the Class of 1910. Not many of our men endured more beachheads than Samuel Willson Gotten, '42 — Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, and Southern France. He was like- wise in the final push into Germany, fighting with the 45th Division. A host of friends rejoice that after enduring all those stresses he is in good health, a student in civil engineering at the V. P. I. with graduation in prospect less than a year hence. Sam considers the supreme event of his life his marriage September 16, 1942, in Boston, Mass., to Miss Mildred Stewart, of Jeffersonville, Vermont. Next in importance was the arrival on September 12, 1946, of Samuel Willson, Jr., place of birth, Radford, Va. Quotes: "I am quite proud to be counted as one of the alumni of Hampden-Sydney. Many of my fondest memories are of days spent at the fine old school on the Hill and my dearest friends are those I had there." Lieutenant Vance Marsham Currin, '42, is now returned after many months with the occupation forces in Germany. He was discharged from the Army, July 2, 1947, and is now with his wife and the two children at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. William E. Webb, '43, received his Master's in History at Duke Uni- versity this summer. He will continue to teach in the Department of History, Clemson College, S. C. In late August we had a cheery visit from Marshall R. Wilson, '31, who told us, among other things, that he is to teach in the Department of Bible of Erskine College, Due West, S. C, and to instruct two classes in Greek. He hopes to see soon his classmate S. Taylor Martin, who now teaches in the Department of Mathematics at Newberry College, S. C. Necrology RIVERS. Many friends and relatives in Prince Edward County and in other parts of the State were greatly saddened by news of the death on June 21, 1947, of Mrs. Dwight Rivers. This occurred at her home in Grumpier, W. Va. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Watkins Edmunds, beloved friends of another day, Mrs. Rivers was born and reared at "Scott-Green," the ancestral seat near Farmville. In this dear old home, surrounded by its giant boxwood and massive oaks, hospitality was as natural as it was joyous. With her six brothers and two sisters, daughter March, youngest of the family, kept things at a gay tempo. Guests uniformly named their young hostess as "belle of the ball."^ Graceful, pretty, and unselfish, she was adored by her friends and idolized by her brothers. Of these six brothers— Edwin, Tom, Richard, William, Paul, and Reed — four went to Hampden-Sydney, viz., William Morrison, '95, Richard Watkins, '99, Paul Gray, '02, and Henry Reed, '04. Those deceased are Edwin, Tom, and Richard; likewise the two sisters, Mary and Maria. While in training for the profession of nursing at the Uni- versity of Maryland, Miss Edmunds met the young doctor from North Carolina who some months later became her husband. Before moving to West Virginia, Doctor Rivers had practised for a time in Farmville. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Dwight G. Rivers, Jr., '36,iBlacksburg, Va., and her daughter, Betty, wife of Frederick V. Reed, '38,'of Hampden-Sydney, Va., and by two grandchildren. The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association 19 GROVER. Only very recently we have heard of the death, in an accident, of Stuart Grover, '43. This distressing happening was on Janu- ary 27, 1947. Burial was in the Arlington National Cemetery. Young Grover entered the Army December 22, 1942, and was discharged in August 194^. He received his basic training at Camp Croft, S. C, and his special training at the University of Minnesota. He was the recipient of a sharpshooter's medal and a good conduct ribbon. After his year at Hampden-Sydney, Stuart transferred to the University of Virginia where he continued his excellent scholastic record in the social sciences. It is generally understood that his purpose was to be a teacher of Economics and kindred subjects. We regret not having at this time more data on this splendid young man, a direct descendant of the noted Confederate leader, J. E. B. Stuart. LUEBBERT. Carl Hcinrich Luebbert, '14, manager of the Trail- mobile Company for Virginia and head of the War Production Board's salvage division in the State during the war, died August 16 in Richmond, Va. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Luebbert was best known in Virginia for his splendid work as executive secretary of the salvage division of the War Production Board. In his native city he took a leading part in all good works, being a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Temple Lodge of the Masons, West Richmond Business Men'sAssocia- tion, American Legion, Country Club of Virginia, Commonwealth Club, Theta Chi fraternity, and president of the Thomas Jefferson Association. "Heinle" was keenly interested in athletics and played on the Tiger basketball teams of which Wallace Blanton was captain in 1911 and Don Cork in 1912. Finding no basketball regularly organized at Richmond College when he transferred to that institution in the fall of 191 2, Heinie was instrumental in having the indoor game inaugurated as a regular sport for the "Spiders," and he is commonly known as the "father of basketball" at the University of Richmond, Besides his wife and two daughters, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Luebbert of Richmond. TYSON. Mr. Jas. Julian Tyson, father of our alumni, B. Floyd, '25, and Jas. H., '27, died in Richmond, Va., July 2, 1947 at the age of 81. Mr. Tyson had served as an employee of the Southern Railway for 48 years, and was retired in 1937. He was a member of the Order of Rail- road Conductors and of other fraternal organizations. The funeral service was held in the Byrd Park Methodist Church of which he had long been a faithful member. TEMPLE. Frederick Leake Temple, 71, died in Roanoke, Va., July 2, 1947. He was the father of our Frederick Jordan, '35, and uncle of William D., '37, and John Harris, '38. This good man had been for years a ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Roanoke. He was likewise identified with many movements for the betterment of his city to which he had moved from his native county of Prince George forty years ago. He was the establisher of the Sunnyside Awning Com- pany, being president of that firm at the time of his death. BALLOLI. The State lost one of her most valuable servants in the death, on July 22, 1947, of Doctor Nathaniel Talley Ballou, '99. He was the first and only director of the division of mouth hygiene of the State Department of Public Health. Doctor Ballou came to the Health Department in 1921 and the division that he established was the first of its kind in the United States. At the time of his death, he was the oldest director, in point of service, in the entire country. His system of State-directed dental work in the schools of Virginia was widely cdpied and he was nationally known as a speaker in his special field. He was a member of the Richmond Dental Society, the American Dental As- sociation, the American Association of Public Health Dentists, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Doctor Ballou entered Hampden-Sydney in 1896 from Danville, Va. He took part in all campus activities, being a member of the Union Literary Society, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and a participant in football and baseball. Before entering the Medical College of Virginia, he served in the United States Navy from 1899 to 1903. He first practised his profession in Portsmouth, Va., going from that city to the State Department in 1921 . Surviving are his wife, a daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren. BUCHANAN. On June 29 a news release from Walterboro, S. C, told of the death of Mrs. A. B. Buchanan, of Tazewell, Va. This lady was the mother of our alumni. Justice A. C. Buchanan, '10, of the State Supreme Court of Appeals, and of I. C. Buchanan, '14, business executive of Arlington, Va. For some years Mrs. Buchanan had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Moorer, of Walterboro. A surviving sister is Mrs. J. B. Boyer, of Tazewell, and there are a numberof grand- children. Funeral services were held at the Tazewell Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Buchanan had long been a devoted member. BASKERVILL. After an illness of several years, Mrs. Thornton S. Baskervill died at her home, "Sunset View," Worsham, Va., July 24i 1947- She was a native of Millboro Springs, Va., the daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. Jas. LeGrand .Mann. She was the wife of Thornton S' Baskervill, '97, and the mother of Thornton S. Jr., '27, Blue Ridge Va., Jas. LeGrand, '•57, Stony Creek, Va., John Russell, '37, Spruce Pines, N. C, and William Nelson, '42, Halifax, Va. Her daughters are: Mrs. Robert C. Piatt, Jr. (Frances), Wilmington, N. C, Mrs. Jas. Anderson, Jr. (Alice), Amelia, Va., and Mrs. Peyton G. Jefferson (Mary), Victoria, Va. There are seven grandchildren. A large crowd of neighbors and friends gathered at the grave side in the old Seminary Cemetery at Hampden-Sydney at 4 P. M., July 25, where the services were conducted by Mrs. Baskervill's pastor. Doctor W. Twyman Williams. Every loved one, neighbor, and friend felt that a true saint had gone to her rest. Beautiful of face, lovely of disposition, and child- like in her faith, Mrs. Baskervill had drawn to herself a great company of devoted friends. In her home, in her church, and in her community, she had shed the light of a consecrated life. Those friends join her devoted husband and her adoring children in calling her blessed. Al Buchinsky Joins Hampden-Sydney Coach Staff A. J. "Al" Buchinsky, former Hampden-Sydney honor graduate, has been named as assistant football coach for the coming session at Hampden-Sydney, according to Dr. Edgar G. Gammon, president of the college. A native of Pottsville, Pa., Buchinsky attended Fork Union Military Academy and later Hampden-Sydney College where he was elected to Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary leadership fraternity, and was graduated with honors in 1939. Buchinsky, equally at home on the athletic field or the classroom, received a total of 12 letters in his four-year stay and, in his senior year, was captain of the football squad. Upon graduating he played professional football with the Richmond Arrows for several seasons where he held a regular end berth. After his discharge from service he assumed a position as assistant football coach at Glen Allen High School where, for the past two years, he has done outstanding work in that field. Dr. Gammon expressed his complete satisfaction with the appointment and considers the choice an excellent one. Buchinsky is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity. Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association THE FOOTBALL SQUAD OF 1946 From the above squad, Coach Morgan Tiller will select the greater part of his starting eleven for the fall campaign of 1947. Top Row. Left to Right: Squire, Magaha, Milam, Pickhardt, Pond, Oxen, Dameron, Eddy, Gatn, Manager Middle Row: Jverette, Driver, Shiflett, Glascocli, Osburn, Chapman, Siple, Barnett, Bill Ball, Bo Wall Bottom Row: Goodloe, J., Kostel, Goodloe, M., McGavack, Shelton, Young, Cooper, GallaU-e, Hudson ATHLETICS Football This fall the Tigers will be running from the "T" which will be a combination of the Chicago Bears' version and some variations Coach Tiller has picked up along the way. The fans will see the ball passed around "quite numer- ously" in a wide-open brand of football with the emphasis on scoring. What has the coaching staff almost entirely in the dark at this time is the problem of a quarterback. The "T" is only as strong as its quarterback, and since there was no opportunity last spring to see what the squad afforded in the way of quarterback material, the coaches will be all eyes for "brains" the first few days of early practice. Fifty men have been invited to assemble in Death Valley on September 2. The losses from last year's squad will be small and in consequence there will be a goodly number of experienced men on hand. Nine of the men who were in the starting line-up against Virginia last fall, and who were then without college expereince, will be on hand. Without seeing the men and judging entirely from the lists on paper, the staff believes the weakness, insofar as the line is concerned, will be at tackle. There are a limited number of good men for this position, but as compared with the position of guard and center, the situation is weak. Ends and backs are fairly numerous with strength in speed and deception and weakness in weight. The Junior Varsity will have a team and Director Proctor has already scheduled games with Greenbrier Military and Fork Union; he hopes to add three more games to the schedule for the Juniors. The Tigers have filled the September 27 open date on their nine-game card with a game with Wofford College of Spartanburg, S. C. . . . This game will be played at night in Farmville, the starting time being 8:15 P. M. The complete schedule is as follows: September 27 — WofFord College Farmville, Va. (8:15, Night) October 4— Guilford College Death Valley, 2:30 P. M. October 11 — Fmorv and Hcnrv College Bristol, Va. (Night) October 18— Davidson College . .Death Vallev (HOME- COMING), 2:30?. M. October 25 — University of Richmond. . .Richmond, Va. November i — Western Maryland Death Valley, 2:00 P. M. Xovembcr 8 — Washington College Chestertown, Md. November 15 — Randolph-Macon College. Ashland, Va. November 22 — University of the South. . .Sewanee, Tenn. Home-Coming As noted in several places in this number, HOME- COMING is to be celebrated this year on Saturday, October 18. There will be a RALLY in the morning, followed by an Alumni luncheon at noon, and then the game with the Davidson Wild Cats at 2:30 in Death Valley. Friday night and Saturday night there will be festivities sponsored by the German Club. These balls will be held in Graham Recreation Hall. The last time Bob Bluford was on the campus he spoke of plans for bringing a big brass band from Richmond. He was the agent for this attractive feature last year and the College is confident that if there is a band available. Bob will have it playing before, during, and after the game.