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OGLETHORPE UNIVERS""^ LIBRARY
OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
This is Oglethorpe, not merely a set of buildings on the Piedmont
plateau, but a living, breathing edifice dedicated to those principles
for which and by which men live.
It is our hope that this book will recall to mind the different
aspects of life as we have made it for ourselves in the time we have
been at Oglethorpe using the tools and guidance of the Oglethorpe
This book is humbly dedicated
to the memory of a man who
was the embodiment of all that
we can hope to achieve with the
advantage of an Oglethorpe
education. In his spirit, Dr. Mac
Connell was Oglethorpe.
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Kiioivn as "Uncle Phil" —
the "sine qua non" of Oglethorpe
interpretation of the experience of the great thinkers . . .
responsibility of the citizenry in a democracy . . .
working of the scientific mind . . . coordination of
scientific principles and their place in life . . .
not specialization . . . rather the underly-
ing principles wherein all specializations
find their roots . . .
appreciation through participation
development of a social sensitivity .
Junior JMarhuiTc/lians . . .
coordinalion of slufJenl endeavors
and the Oglelliorpe Plan . . .
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tittering into their fans . . . pouring tea . . . hostesses at the president's
reception . . . sponsoring many unseen activities (even the Duchesses
don't know) . . . Sadie Hawkins . . . their special talent ... in a
word, Martha Pope's loveliest!
National Service and Honorary Fraternity
for men in the Junior and Senior classes
with an average of eighty or better who
have shown through their activities on the
campus qualities of leadership ....
Fat man-thin man Basketball game . . . annual Christ-
mas Ceremony . . . Cancer Drive . . . Cabin Party on
the Chattahoochee . . . presentation of the annual Boar's
Head — Outstanding Freshman Award ....
Men in the upper third of the Junior and Senior classes
who have shown qualities of leadership on the campus
through active participation in extra-curricular activi-
ties fulfilling the standards of the fraternity.
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s D ci e t y
the worshippers of the sacred white cow combine their
efforts to inculcate some of their mysterious machina-
tions in the Student Body through Seminars and dis-
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D gl e t h r
Hart and Kaufmann's "Light Up the
Sky" and "You Can't Take It With You"
. . . grease paint and stage fright . . . lines
to memorize . . . sets to build . . . the
domain of Thesbe_ on the campus ....
student organization for the conveyance
of news about students and the University
to home-town papers . . . keeper of the
scrapbook of clippings about Oglethorpe.
THE STORMY PETREL
OFFICIAL CAMPUS NEWSPAPER OF OGLETHORPE UNVERSITY
Published as a regular part of the North DeKalb Record and the Norcross News.
The 1950-51 Stormy Petrel was published and
distributed with the North DeKalb Record and
Norcross News, the official organ of the cities
of North Atlanta, Chamblee and Doraville.
Although the two papers were printed and
distributed as one. The Stormy Petrel in no
way lost its identity as the Oglethorpe Univer-
sity newspaper. It was printed under its own
banner, and it occupied the four center pages of
the North DeKalb Record and Norcross News.
All the copy was gathered, written and edited
by students of Oglethorpe.
Tom Ronan, Editor of the Story Petrel in the
Fall Quarter, said in announcing the move that
it was being made for three main reasons. The
first reason was that it was felt that by dis-
tributing The Story Petrel with the North
DeKalb Record and Norcross News the com-
munity of North Atlanta could be brought into
closer contact with Oglethorpe, and Oglethorpe
could be brought into closer contact with the
community. It was also felt that a greater ex-
change of ideas between the two, brought about
by the combined distribution, would in time lead
to the solution of many problems faced by both.
This close co-operation between the University
and the Community has long been an ideal of
Another reason put forth for the action was
We, the editors and the staff of The Stormv
Petrel, wish to take this opportunity to publicly
offer our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to
Mr. Dan Bailey, former Editor of the North
DeKalb Record and Norcross News, Director
of Public Relations of Oglethorpe University,
and Faculty Advisor to The Stormy Petrel for
his untiring efforts in behalf of The Stormy
Petrel whrch meant so much to us.
We want to thank you for all those Monday
night meetings when you not only gave us
advice on the issue that was coming out that
week, but also gave us helpful instruction about
journalism in general. It was in those meetings
that most of got our first look at the rules and
traditions of journalism, not as taught in books,
but as actually practiced in the city rooms anr;
on the editorial desks of real newspapers.
We feel that it was your influence as a good
newspaperman as well as your expert knowledge
that helped us to attain new and higher stand-
ards for The Stormy Petrel. So, from the
editors and staff, thanks Dan, for all you have
cicnc for us.
that it gave the students working on The Stormy
Petrel added opportunities to gain actual jour-
nalism experience. Tom Ronan said in an edi-
torial in the first issue of this year's Stormy
Petrel, "Under the new system the staff works
under actual newspaper conditions. There are
real deadlines to be met; there are very real
standards to be realized."
Under the new system Mr. Dan Bailey, for-
mer editor of the North DeKalb Record and
Norcross News and present Director of Public
Relations for Oglethorpe University, has been
appointed Faculty Advisor to The Stormv Petrel.
It was found by the staff throughout the vear
that Bailey's experience in the field of journal-
ism was very helpful to them in their pulilishing
a good newspaper.
The third reason for the conjunction of the
two papers \vas that by increasing The Stormy
Petrel's circulation its market value as an adver-
tising medium would be enhanced. In this wav
it was hoped that The Stormy Petrel might not
only end the year in the 'black', but might even
become a self-supporting activity.
At the beginning of the Winter Quarter Tom
Ronan retired as Editor of The Stormy Petrel,
turning the post over to Steve Coine, former
Advertising Manager and head of the Business
Staff. Ronan's reason for leaving the position
was that due to increased commitments outside
of school he would no longer have enough time
to properly do the work required to edit the
Ronan served on The Story Petrel in 1949-
'50 as Sports Editor. It was under his direction
as Editor-in-Chief that the 1950-51 Stormy Pe-
trel began its policy of being published and
distributed with the North DeKalb Record and
While serving The Stormy Petrel as Advertis-
ing Manager and head of the Business Staff,
Coine familiarized himself with the job of
Editor in order that he could move more
smoothly into the post at the beginning of the
Under the direction of Coine, the editorial
and business policies of The Stormy Petrel re-
mairied fundamentally unchanged, arid the paper
continued to come out in conjunction with the
N'Ttli DeK'nlh Record and Norcross News.
Irv Lewis, Sports Editor, O. K. Sheffield,
Feature Editor, and Don Bloemer, News Editor,
without whose active participation the 1951
Stormy Petrel could not have been published.
THE STORW PEim
So that we may better understand ourselves, our friends and
the things about us, ive devote our time, patience and energy.
Editor Tom Ronan
Associate Editor Muriel Lewis
Associate Editor Steve Coine
News Editor Dot Daniel
Feature Editor Marion Marcus
Sports Editor Irv Lewis
Exchano:e Editor Jane Rand
David Fischer, Don Bloemer, Nell Poole, Carry Aurensbach, Pat Doran,
Doug Forbes, Al Burns, O. K. Sheffield, Dick Holmberg, Steve Stremmel,
Jane Cowart, Shirley Myers, and Jean Mora.
TliG PGlrGl Policy
1 he SIOKMV I'), I KKL will try iti utrri'/it to bt the vocal unit of the
student body. It will attempt to pre%cnt in an unbiased manner the view* and
news of f>glcthorpe students and faculty both past and present. .Ml material
is not necessarily the opinion of TIIK STf^R.VlV I'KTRKI-. 'I'herefore «iKned
:irticles will represent the sentiments of the student, or other pcrvjns writing
them, and will not be that of this newspaper.
'I'his year the student body approved the plan of 'I'HE S'l OR.VIV PK'I KKI,
being published in conjunction with THf^ .NORTH UKKALB RECORIJ AND
NOKCIROSS NEWS as a four page individual section in order that the paper
might better serve the ('niversity in that it would be able to be published every
two weeks instead of the previous policy of a monthly publication.
We feel that this difference in your STOR.MV PETREL this year has been
beneficial in the following ways:
First: The editors and staff were given the opportunity to gain rea! ''/.r-
nalistic experience through this new system and the staff had to wor-
actual newspaper conditions. There were real deadlines to be met a
standards to be realized. This has made your paper a more mature one.
Second: This combined publication gave THE STOR.VfV PETREL an in-
creased circulation which in turn gave your newspaper more "ad-appeal" which
enabled the paper to become a self-supporting activity.
Third: The staff hoped to achieve an ideal long held by Oglethorpe. That
was to assist in bringing the community of North DeKalb into closer contact
with the University and the University into closer contact with the community.
We feel that this objective has been achieved to a great extent.
We firmly believe that this combined publication has benefitted all the stud-
ents here at the University and THE STORMY PETREL policy has remained
unchanged throughout this year.
The above paragraphs have given you an idea of the policies upon which
we, the editors and the staff of your paper, have published THE STORMY
PETREL and in doing so have devoted our time, patience, and energy in order
that we mav better serve our fellow students, our faculty, and our University.
IVgws Staff and Sports
Report Many Events of
On The Stormy Petrel, as on any other news-
paper, it is the job of the News Staff to be on
the constant look-out for items of general in-
terest to readers of the paper. .After they have
found a story, or one has been assigned to them
by the Editor, they must interpret it in order
that they may place the correct emphasis on the
After doing the necessary research to get all
the facts about the story, they must organize
in their mind just what they want to say and
how they want to say it. Then comes the job
of actually writing the story and submitting it
to the Editor who chooses those articles of the
greatest interest to the readers of the paper
The job of the Sports Staff is rather like that
of the News Staff, however, it often entails
making trips with the team in order to be
able to give a clear picture of what took place
at the games. Both staffs, unlike the Editorial
and Feature Staffs, are constantly faced with
the problem of reporting what actually hap-
pened rather than giving their opinion as to
what has happened^
.\eivs Staff — hloemer, Arensbach, i'lscher
Regardless of how good a news, feature, or
sports staff may be, a newspaper is only as good
as the business staff because the paper would
remain unpblished if it did not have a sound
financial basis. It is the job of this staff to
solicit all advertising, keep the records bal-
anced, and see that all bills of the paper are
The feature staff's main objective is to supply
the student body with the lighter side of your
Stormy Petrel. Their articles range from the
flip comments found in "Can You Imagine"
to the more historical thoughts found in the
articles dealing with the background of your
university. Primarily, their efforts are spent
in giving you interesting articles that make for
R.nnd. B.itor. Graham
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a program of non-sectarian worship . . .
the part of the "Plan" which teaches us
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that each may worship in his own way,
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but should understand the ways of others.
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Boar's Head Christmas ceremony — Christ Lay in
Death's Dark Prison — guest appearances at local
churches — a successful vear.
a representative institution of the Student Body
to conduct trials on students accused of cheating
and responsible for the determination of guilt or
innocence in every case presented for considera-
working out the details and structure of tiie Honor System as it is
to exist on the campus . . . construction of one of the most significant
amendments to the Constitution of the Student Body for the school
Jerry Elliott, Jane Cowart, Russ Borgstede, Jay Hall, Charlie Reyner, Fred Darden, Jean
Kast, Norman Arnold, Herman Niemeyer, Bob Emery, Beverly Bechtel, Ed Bator, David
Fischer, John Runyon, Caroline Urawdy, Marv Posner, Herb Kassoil, Jim Henderson. John
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The cats have got the rats — sweaters upside down —
turnabout and white rats — rats have a race — rats scare
scintillatino; annual excursion to the wilds of Lake Phoebe
... a new experience for the Frosh, Delia's secret recipe
for Barbecue Sauce ... the first chance of the year for
the campus athletes to point the way to the beach with
bronzed Herculean brawn.
annual turnout to meet the "prexy" . . . tea or
punch "a la Duchesses" and cookies "a la Delia". . .
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Carmencita . . . O.U. in a French Cafe . . .
Little Nellie . . . the Duchesses as they
really are . . . the Salvation Army . . .
O. U.'s own repertory theater . . .
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51 basketball team
Oh, well! There's always next year.
Intramural Sports Director
Intramurals . . . basketball, football, tennis,
ping-pong, Softball . . . budget gets lower every
month . . . games go on accompanied by good-
natured prejudices . . . Bob Stanley scouting
around for equipment and posting schedules . . .
inter-dorm competition at Hermance Stadium,
the Softball field, and the basketball court . . .
the youth get ready for ''next year" . . . they
begin to scare the varsity . . . the Saturday morn-
ing basketball with Phoebe Hearst and the town
girls battling for honor ... the faculty shelving
texts for a while to show their mental — oops! —
physical calisthenics . . . will the sandpaper pad-
dle ever replace the rubber one, or who's hiding
the ping-pong ball? . . . Tennis anyone?
The l!)5l iniiinMUial looiball season, consisting of the rats ol
Lowry JIall, ihe (leteriMined youth of LujHon Hall, the never-
say-die town .students, and tfx- rr^nsistent and usually iriuinj^harii
Barrack's team, terminated with the Jiarracks onre again vic-
torious. The season pioved injurious to all teams and the
stalwart Barracks claimed the f lianipionship alter ail opponents
witlidiew Irom the tussle.
The deteimiiietl Barracks team, after a successful football season,
went all-out to capture the basketball championship too. Com-
bining speed A\ith experience, the Barracks swiftly eliminated
the Lowryites, the kids from Lupton Hall, and the old men,
calling themselves the Town Students. Opponent after opponent
was quickly disposed of and the Barracks had copped two out
of three of Oglethorpe's Intramural Athletic Honors. However,
credit for determination is given to Lowry Hall, Lupton Hall,
and the Town Students for their imdauntless courage.
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Betty Hogan, Captain
Yea Oglethorpe ... IS Rahs . . .
Into the Air, Stormy Petrels . . .
Betty Hogan, Louise Watkins, Beverly
Bechtel, John Hall, Nancy Speicher,
Joan Hofstetter, Dory Strauss, Don Fer-
ry, Jocelyn Furey, and O. K. Sheffield.
Ja\ Hall, Cuach
Marryin' Sam . . . Shotguns . . . bartered brides
Run fer th' hills! They're on their way!
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THE YAMACRAW STAFF
wishes to thank all of the students, faculty,
and friends of the school ivho have helped
in making this yearbook possible.
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