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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
President William R. Gardner
Vice President Robert C. Garden
Treasurer P. Tulane Atkinson
Recording Secretary George L. Walker
MEMBER AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ALUMNI CHAPTERS AS FAR AS ORGANIZED:
President: J. P. Proffitt
Maxwelton, W. Va.
Vice Presidents: F. E. Kinzer
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
President: Charles R. Bugg
Raleigh, N. C.
Fice President: F. C. Owen
Durham, N. C.
Secretary-Treasurer: C. A. Field
Raleigh, N. C.
President: T. Wallace Jones, Jr.
Secretary-Treasurer: Hermann Bischof
President: L. E. McNair
Secretary-Treasurer: J. M. Leps
Winter Haven, Fla.
President: Hugh Wood
First Vice President: Robert H. Pair
Second Vice President: John L. Daniel
Secretary-Trea.'urer: John C. Moore
President: W. S. Adkisson
Vice President: H. W. McLaughlin, Jr.
Secretary: Robert Edmunds
Vice President: C. B. Richmond
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Y. Willis
President: 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
President: John S. Rixey
Vice Presidents: A. B. Hodges
G. M. Hughes
Secretary-Treasurer: W. L. Taylor
President: Samuel E. Osbourn
Secretary: Robert Buyers
President: J. H. Temple
Vice President: H. P. Powell, Jr.
Secretary-Treasurer: William G. Traylor
President: Mirabeau L. T. Hughes
Vice Presidents: Frank Terry
Secretary-Treasurer: Russell Neely
RICHMOND and VICINITY
President: A. L. Lorraine
Vice President: E. T. Maben
Secretary: W. C. Richardson
President: .Mexander Donnan
Vice President: F. Jordan Temple
Secretary: C. Grattan Lindsey, Jr.
President: James E. Crinkley
Secretary: Stuart Farrar
rice Presidents: J. B. Farrar
J. W. Eddins
C. M. Spencer
L. W. Morton
J. A. Hazlegrove
C. T. Ripberger
J. L. Manson, Jr.
S. B. Spencer
President: Howard C. Gilmer, Jr.
Vice Presidents: James L. Kent
Walter M. Carter
Henry Peck Simmerman
H. S. Buchanan
R. Gamble See
Secretary-Treasurer: Kenneth V. Brugh
Vice President: Jesse F. White
Secretary: J. Stras Gillespie
President: Campbell Pancake, Jr.
Vice Presidents: S. J. Pritchard, Jr.
S. D. Craig
J. A. Gray
Secretary-Treasurer: L. B. Stephenson, Jr.
WASHINGTON and VICINITY
President: F. D. Costenbader
Washington, D. C.
Vice President: O. M. Jones
Secretary: Dabney Jarman
Washington, D. C.
President: Henrv M. McAden
Charlotte, N. C.
Secretary-Treasurer: Robert N. Rosebro
Gastonia, N. C.
THE STONE PKIMTI
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The RECORD of the
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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
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J. D. Eggleston
George L. Walker
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)
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
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
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,
Edgar G. Gammon, President
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
"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,
"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
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
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
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was discovered by Alexander Brown when, in writing his
Cabells ayid Their Kin, he got the facts from the Cabell
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
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,
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,
Wm. C. Thomas, '25, captain to major, Staff of Virginia State Police.
Carroll T. Scott, '23, President of Life Agency Managers, Inc., Rich-
T. Kyle Baldwin, '39, President, Junior Chamber of Commerce,
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-
Curry Carter, '15, Democratic Nominee State Senate from Augusta-
Robert T. Hubard, '97, Commonwealth's .\ttorney, Buckingham
Meredith C. Dortch, '33, Commonwealth's .'\ttorney, Mecklenburg
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.
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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
John E. Muncaster
F. G. Hartman
F. B. Converse
E. T. Wellford
R. R. Jones
Henry A. Converse
Francis M. Allen
J. R. C. Brown
W. Scott Hancock
R. K. Brock
T. A. Kirk
Robert Gamble See
W. Bruce Buford
H. P. Bridges
Geo. F. Bell
W. F. Clarke
R. S. Preston
J. G. Jefferson, Jr.
B. K. Winston
H. J. Phlegar
Edwin C. Wade
W. F. Lewis
E. G. Elcan
John D. Evans
R. H. Moore
E. W. Crenshaw
R. L. Morton
C. J. Crews
R. V. Lancaster, Jr.
M. S. Smith
J. M. Crockett
P. L. Ham LETT
H. C. Stuart
D. L. Cork
M. N. Fitzgerald
A. L. Lorraine
J. F. Minor Simpson
Russell H. Pearson
HoLcoMBE R. Crockett
A. A. Wilson
John C. Baskervill
J, Newton Gordon
H. G. Allen
J. C. Clark
R. M. Venable
J. M. Leps
C. A. Stevens
J. W. Lacy, Jr.
Frank T. McFaden
Hugh C. Brenaman
Cecil M. Brown
Harry H. Hunt, Jr.
Carroll T. Scott
R. C. Garlick, Jr.
C. A. Lowman, Jr.
G. A. DuNLop, Jr.
William A. Moncure, Jr.
Hiram L. Reeves
J. LupTON Simpson
James B. Organ
Harold J. Dudley
V. L. Fisher
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
G. E. Baumgardner
James M. Ward
Archer L. Richardson, Jr.
Herbert D. Wolff, Jr.
Frank C. Winston
W. A. Crawford
J. T. Owen
P. W. Allen Raine
Bernard E. Bain
M. W. Parker
Robert W. Norris
Dennis H. Clark
Wm. H. Buchanan
Paul R. Shiflet
A, S. Alexander, Jr.
H. Hoover Bear
James Peyton Moore
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.
W. W. Jefferson
Copeland E. Adams
Herbert Trotter, Jr
N. H. Wooding
Andrew L. Ingles
Elijah Baker HI
John M. Hamlet, Jr.
Richard McDearmon '
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.
John L. Guerrant
Gabel G. Himmelwright
E. E. Meredith
J. T. Llewellyn
A. M. DeMuth
R. S. Mullin
John L. Morris, Jr.
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
L. Bradford Waters
Thomas J. Humphries
W. McK. Jefferies
T. MosBY Phlegar
M. B. Whitlock
Dudley A. Raine
D. Rankin Hervey
Walter S. Cain, Jr.
Leonard B. Chittum
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
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
R. A. Burrell
Henry M. Snead, Jr.
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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
Fred Haislip, Jr.
Carlyle a. McDonald
Donald C. Farnsworth
B. T. Doyle
J. R. Orgain, Jr.
Peter B. Lauck
Jackson C. Dodge
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
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
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.
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
J. A. Marrow, Jr.
M. L. Topham
Robert C. Coleburn
Richard F. Dunlap
J. G. McNeill
W. C. Nunley
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.
C. Randolph Hudgins, Jr.
Levi Old, Jr.
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
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.
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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
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.
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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
(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.
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Robt. C. Goad, '45, Virginia's Youngest
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
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.
Robert Bluford, Jr.
M. Henry Bittinger
hoskins m. sclater
James E. Crinkley
H. H. McVey, Jr.
Dr. J. Warren White
Robert C. Garden, Jr.
P. TuLANE Atkinson
R. K. Brock
George Richardson, Jr.
Graves H. Thompson
George L. Walker
R. C. Brenaman
F. T. McFaden, Jr.
McKelway, '25, Chief of the
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
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Students Honored at the Past Commencement
Robert Btujurd, Jr., Recipient The Fred X.
Harrison Leadership Award and Recip-
ient The Jlgernon Sydney Sullivan
Ernest P. Gates, Recipient The Joseph E.
Garland Spirit Award
Harry Rodman Bouton, Jr., Recipient
Roseaiell Page Prize for Public Speaking
Thomas E. Gilmer, Jr., Recipient The
George Gordon Battle Physics Prize
William Lewis Harvie, Recipient The
Lawrence Perry Hyde, Recipient Kearfott
Stone Music Award
John M. Hamlet, Jr., '31,
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
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
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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
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,
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
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.)
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Theta Chi Fraternity Scores Top
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-
First Row, Left to Right; Blufurd, Hyde, Lambert, Scott,
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.
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NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI OFFICE
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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,
"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
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,
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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.