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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 

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. 



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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 



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Forensics and Statistics 

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History 

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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. 



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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 



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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. 



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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." 



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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 



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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. 



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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 

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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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 
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. 




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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 



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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 
Medallion 



Ernest P. Gates, Recipient The Joseph E. 
Garland Spirit Award 



Harry Rodman Bouton, Jr., Recipient 
Roseaiell Page Prize for Public Speaking 




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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 



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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 
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.) 



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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. 



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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. 



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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 
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. 



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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 
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.