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3 aid win Bulii^iin 

ALUMNAE NEWS LETTER 



le Inauguration 



Shared Hobby, 
the 
Dolls at 
Rose Terrace 



May 
1955 




New Trustees Are Added to Board 




At the coffee party, held at Rose Terrace, following the inangui'al luncheon, two new trustees, 
here for their first meeting the previous day, seemed to enjoy themselves, as did their husbands who 
came along too. The photographer snapped this foursome with Miss Parker — from left to right 
(above), Betty Neisler Timberlake, '-15, (Mrs. Joseph W. Jr.) of Charlotte, N. C, Miss Parker, Mr. 
Timberlake, Neville Ehmann of Havertown, Pa., and Mrs. Ehniaun (Ora Ehmling, '36). Ora returns 
to the Board of Trustees after completing a term last year as an alumna trustee. She is a former 
president of the Alumnae Association. Betty, who has served on the Alumnae Association Board of 
Directors, has been an officer in both the New York and Charlotte Chapters. She is currently 
chairman of the latter. 




Three other new trustees were elected. Two 
of them, Harlan Betts of Lake Forest, 111., 
(left) and the Reverend Dr. Richard R. Potter 
of Staunton were photographed as they arrived 
for the April 15 meeting. The other, Sheppard 
Royster Cooke of Norfolk, Va., was not able to 
be present. Mr. Betts is the father of Cynthia 
Betts Johnson, '49; Dr. Potter is minister of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Staunton; Mr. 
Cooke is a son of Fannie Royster Cooke, '00. 
His father, Mr. Richard D. Cooke, served on 
the Mary Baldwin Board of Trustees for a 
number of years. 



staff photographs, .Staunton Leader 



(Jylct$i^ ualawin Bulleiin 

ALUMNAE NEWS LETTER 



Cover 

The cover pieture seemed to us 
to emphasize the spirit whicli 
the iiuiugural speaker. Dr. ile- 
Cluer. imparted when he said, 
"Surely the task of liberal edu- 
cation will be embraced at this 
institution with a zeal that shall 
assure us of an atmosphere teem- 
ing with intellectual curiosity. 
electrified by high purpose, 
where teacher and taught enjoy 
glad felliiwslii|) anil where young 
women may become 

'Lords of ail empirt' wide as 
Shakespeare 's soul. 

Sublime as Milton 's imme- 
morial theme. 

Hicli as Chaucer's speech. 

Fair as Spen.ser's ilreHni." 



Photograph by Beverley Studift 



EfUiorn 
Dorothy Hisey Bridges, '27 
Mary Moore Paxcake, '2S 



\'oLrjiE III 



May. 



XlMlilCU .") 



Contents 

New Trtstees Inside Front Cover 

Cover 1 

The Presidext Takes Office 2 

ixalguratiox hlgiiliuhts 4 

IxACGiRAL Address by Dr. Fraxc L. ^McCh-er 7 

A Shared Hobby, the Doi.l C<illectiox at Rose Terrace . 8 

"Little Jack" 11 

The College, The Faculty 12 

The Alimxae Associatiox 14 

Class Xotes 17 

Ai.i'mxae Sons axd Daighters 20 

'ilemher of the Americati Alumni Council 



Issued niouthly. Entered as second class matter at the postoffice, Staunton, 
Virginia, under Act of Congress, August '2i, 1912. 




Principals In the inaugural ceremony were, left to right: The Rev. Dr. B. Frank Hall of Pearsall Memorial Church, Wil- 
mington, N. C, who gave the invocation; the Rev. Dr. Richard R. Potter of First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, who 
pronounced the benediction; President McKenzie; Edmund D. Campbell, President of the Board of Trustees; and Dr. Franc 
L. McCluer, President of Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo. 

Pliotograph by Beverley Studio 

The President Takes Over 

As Chairman of the Board, Mr. Campbell installed President McKenzie. 
The letter's acceptance speech is found on the next page. 



OXE hundred and thirteen years ago a red-headed 
Seotsman from New England, graduate from 
Dartmouth College, came to this beautiful valley and 
cast a spell upon the members of this First Presby- 
terian Church of Staunton which, as many of you 
may know, was then housed in a building diagonally 
across Frederick Street. In a short time this Yankee 
Scotsman, whose name, incidentally, was Rufus 
Bailey, had talked the Session of the Church into 
giving him a beautiful corner lot next to the Church 
itself, on which he proceeded to build a girls' school. 
It was the fir.st .so-called female seminary in Virginia. 
Thus Mary Baldwin, as the school was later to be 
known, got its start. It wasn't very long before the 
founder's successor, who also had a good business- 
man's head on her female shoulders, succeeded in 
talking our Church friends out of their Church build- 
ing itself. That building is our beautiful, if now some- 
what antiquated, Mary Baldwin Chapel. 

Today, one hundred and thirteen years after our 
founder came to the First Presbyterian Church of 
Staunton, we are here again, and this time to inau- 
gurate another New England Scotsman, also a Dart- 
month graduate, as head of Rufus Bailey's and Mary 
Julia Baldwin's institution. This time, I assure you 
we have no designs on your Church building, except 
to express to you and to j'our congregation our appre- 
ciation for your willingness that the College use it on 



this occasion. For seriously, this event today, held in 
this setting, becomes a symbol of the relationship 
which has bound Mary Baldwin College to the Pres- 
byterian Church for 113 years. That gift of land 
which this Church made in 1842 was conditioned up- 
on the naming of the school's first trustees by the 
Church ; and ever since then Mary Baldwin has 
proudly maintained her organic affiliation with the 
Presbyterian Synod of Virginia. 

We are now ready formally to induct our new 
President into office. We are fortunate to have him, 
for he is a man whose Christian character, personal 
charm, scholastic attainments, administrative ability 
and devotion to duty, mark him as a leader in the 
highest traditions of Christian education. Under his 
administration, and with God's grace, Mary Baldwin 
College should move greatly forward in the fulfilment 
of her destiny. 

Charles Wallace McKenzie, will you please stand. 

The trustees of IMary Baldwin College, affiliated 
with the Presbyterian Church of the Synod of Vir- 
ginia, have unanimously elected you as President of 
this institution. By their authority, and on their be- 
half, I do now formally declare you invested with all 
the powers and responsibilities of that office. May 
God's richest blessings rest upon you and upon this 
institution which von have been called to serve. 



Alumnae News Letter 




Said President McKeniie In his acceptance speech: "Indoctrinate 

our students with the heritage of our forefathers and teach them 

the Christian way of life." 



FOR Hie this is an awosonie occasion — as well a^ a 
memorable one. Thirty-five years ago this montii 
ten yonn<>- men were uratheretl together in a room in a 
fraternity house at Hanover, New Hampshire. These 
ten were seniors ; eight of them had had their college 
careers interrupted by service to their country in the 
first world war ; yet all hoped to receive their" degrees 
in June. These young men were discussing their plans 
for the future : jjlans that had been changed somewhat 
by their war-tinu^ experience. I, alone of that grou|), 
was the only one who had not decided on a definite 
career. I was sure of only one thing on that memo- 
rable evening: I would never teach. A month later I 
was awarded a fellowship for study at Columbia Uni- 
versity on condition that I teach for two years. I 
became a teacher. 

Looking back to those days I wonder how that Fel- 
lowship Committee ever had the courage to name me 
the William Jewett Tucker fellow! Yet they were 
wiser than I ever suspected — for they opened up for 
me a career of service which brought with it hapjiiuess 
that I never expected to en.joy. For better than .JO 
years I have been a classroom teacher. I have loved 
every minute of those 50 minute periods. Today in 
accepting this great honor and trust, I abandon class- 
room teaching but I still claim the right to call myself 
a teacher, a member of that profession I so lightly dis- 
missed in 1920. 

Early in the week I received a letter from a young 
lad at Annapolis, the son of some old friends of mine. 



He wrote, ".just a note of congratulations to an old 
friend of the family" telling me that no one could 
blame me for feeling proud today. II(! closed his note 
in this way: "Well, sir, studies — too many — time — 
too little. So, goodbye for now." I am proud that in 
spite of the too many studies and the too little time, 
he did write that letter to me. 

Some time ago Norman X'ineent Peale was asked to 
answer the question, '•Wh.v- should young people go 
to college?" He rejilicd : '-There are two reasons for 
going to college: first, to have an elfective beginning 
for the realization of one's full potentialities of mind 
and si)irit ; second, to be able to render the most effec- 
tive and constructive .service to (Jod and society." 
While I agree fully with these two objectives or rea- 
sons, I am forced at times to wonder if Mr. Peale is 
not stating an unobtainable ideal ! Too frequently the 
college of today, with its nudtiplicity of courses, with 
its mixture of vocationalism and culture, with its 
blciiding of idealism and materialism, fails to give the 
student a sjiiritual justification for his four years of 
college life. Often he mu.st feel as does my Annapolis 
friend — studies — too many — time — too little. Perliaps 
in our desire to give our children all the best, we have 
been forced to compromise too much. In trying to 
teach "all the best" we mav have over-emphasized 
the "all". 

I have no desire to give this audience a blue-[)rint 
of what I feel should be the objectives of the lilteral- 
arts. church-related college. That would take too 
much time. But I do want to emphasize two objectives 
that 1 feel are vital if the generation of tomorrow is 
to do a better job of peaceful living than our geiuu-a- 
tion has done. First, we must pass on to our students 
the traditions handed down to us by our forebears. 
Secondly, we must train our students to develoji their 
mental and ])hysical caiiacities to the fullest possible 
extent — in order that they may follow the Christian 
wa.v of life. 

There are five traditions that 1 feel the college 
should emphasize : first and foremost is our heritage 
from Jerusalem expressed in these words from Deu- 
teronomy: "... then beware lest thou forget the 
Lord th.v (iod, which brought thee forth out of the 
land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."' Second, 
we can list our heritage from Athens: intellectual 
curiosity and freedom. Thirdl.y, we owe to Rome our 
tradition of law and order, and our respect for the 
organized society endowed with political, economic 
and legal functions. The fourth and fifth of these 
traditions 1 would mention are of 18th century origin; 
from Englaiul comes the tradition of •'harnessing the 
power of nature for the use of man." Before the end 
of this century the proper developnu^nt of this part 
of our heritage can completely revolutionize our way 
of living — or destroy it utterly. The last but not least 
of these five traditions that I consider a vital part of 
our American heritage came to us from Philadel|)hia : 
the ideal that all nu'u are created free and erpial. If we 
can perpetuate this heritage, if we can pass it on un- 
(Confinued on page 16) 



Alumnae News Letter 





The trustees take their places for the procession. 

Story by Don Hamilton 



Elizabeth Bowman Dey, '24, (center), her husband who represented his 
President McKeniie's alma mater, Dartmouth College, and Mrs. McKenzie 



Inauguration Highlights 



HISTORICAL repetition bobbed up at Mary Bald- 
win College inauguration ceremonies when it 
was noted that 113 years ago a red-headed Scot from 
Maine with a Dartmouth degree founded the Augusta 
Female Seminary, later to become Mary Baldwin 
College. 

Coincidentally significant then is the fact that Mary 
Baldwin launched a new presidential era with the in- 
auguration on April 16 of Charles W. McKenzie, a 
black-haired Scot from New England who also holds 
a Dartmouth degree. 



PIiot(iKr:ipIis by Beverley Studio 




V. M. I.'s Colonel Anderson receives "instructions" 
from Miss Hillhouse. 




Dr. John Kirby of Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Mrs. KIrby, 

(Frances Allen, '23), and the Lockes emerge from the crowd. Drs. 

Locke and Kirby are co-authors of an English textbook. 

Alumnae News Letter 





Dr. Taylor leads off. 



Miss Parker and Virginia Gantt Kendig, '37, 
have time for a chaf. 



To earry the historical allusion to its full genea- 
logical Olid, it is necessary to note, too, tliat the presi- 
dent of the school's Board of Trustees, Edmund D. 
Campbell, who inducted President McKenzie into 
office, is the great grandson of that red-headed Dart- 
mouth educated founder, Rufus Bailey. 

Staunton was treated to a show of academic pomp 
and ceremony with the colorful procession down the 
steps from the college's main building and across the 
street into the First Presbyterian Church where the 
inauguration was conducted. 

Leading the procession were the members of ^lary 
Baldwin's Board of Trustees followed by dignitaries 
from all of Virginia's institutions of higher learning 
in addition to Presbyterian schools and organizations 




Agnes Scoff's and Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary's official delegates find robing a mutual 
problem. 




You will recognize the McKenzies, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis, Dr. Grafton. 

Mr. Spillman. Second from left is Margaret Neel Query. '55. our 

Russell Scholar. 



Alumnae-publicity office, press box for the day! At left, Don Hamil- 
ton, author of the accompanying article reprinted from the Staunton 
papers, checks on his story. 



Alumx.ve News Letter 



from in and out of the state, who, in turn, were fol- 
lowed by the college faculty and staflf members. 

The most distinctive of the academic gowns worn 
by members of this impressive file was that of the 
president of Sweet Briar College, Dr. Anne G. Pan- 
nell. It was predominantly scarlet with blue trim, 
that of the University of London. 

Photographers at the moment of the actual induction 
ceremony within the church almost stole the show 
when the goodly sized assemblage of len.smen arose 
almost in a body as if in response to Mr. Campbell's 
charge to Mr. McKenzie. Tlie color of the moment 
then was supplied by flash illumination. 

While Dr. Pannell's robe and hood outshone all 
others by brilliance, that of P. James Barnes, 11^ 
representing the College of William and Mary, was 
distinguished by the fact it bore signs of the antiq- 
uity for which the Williamsburg school is so revered. 
The presence of Mr. Barnes at the ceremonies marked 
something of the way of a reunion for the McKenzies 
since he was a member of their wedding party. 

There were a number of distinguished guests asso- 
ciated with the Presljj'terian Church. Dr. Hunter B. 
Blakely, secretary of the Division of Higher Educa- 
tion of the Presbyterian Church who is a former pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, and 
former JMarj' Baldwin trustee, spoke at the luncheon 
at the college on behalf of the Presbyterian Church. 
The moderator of the Synod of Virginia, the Rev. Z. 
V. Roberson, of Roanoke, also was a participant in 
the luncheon ceremonies, giving the invocation. An- 
other church dignitary on hand was Dr. Frank Price, 
past moderator of the General Assembly of the Pres- 
byterian Cliurch, who was representing his alma 
mater, Davidson College. 

From Union Theological Seminary came Dr. Suz- 
anne de Dietrich who is resident lecturer at the Ecu- 
menical Institute, Celigny, Switzerland and guest 
lecturer at Union Seminary in theology. Also present 
was the president of the Seminary, Dr. Benjamin R. 
Lacy, Jr. Dr. Frank Bell Lewis, former Mary Bald- 
win College president, now at Union Theological Semi- 
nary, and his wife were inti-oduced at the luncheon. 

Dean ^lartha S. Grafton presided at the luncheon 
and recalled the unsubstantiated tradition that Presi- 
dent Woodrow Wilson was baptized at the appro.xi- 
mate location where President McKenzie was seated 
in the dining room. 

Bringing greetings to the luncheon gathering were 
Betsy Robinson, president of the student body; Miss 
Fannie Strauss of the faculty ; ilrs. II. W. Iviessling, 
president of the Alumnae Association ; Dr. G. Tyler 
Miller, president of !iIadison College, speaking for 
Virginia's colleges; and E. Lewis Knowles, who 
brought greetings from Mayor William A. Grubert 
who was unable to attend. 

Mr. Campbell, president of the Board, speaking at 
the luncheon, said that President McKenzie 's indorse- 
ment by the Board to the college post was not made 
unanimous until after the Board had met "his charm- 
ing wife, a Xorth Carolinian." After all, Mr. Camp- 
bell said, "President McKenzie ivas a Yankee." 




"Our devotion to Mary Baldwin and to her ideals Is a factor which 
you can count on." 




"We -feel that It Is our privilege as well as our responsibility to 

assist In the future development of alma mater ... In providing for 

future generations of students even greater opportunities than we 

have enjoyed." 




,'We would like to express our fullest appreciation for this year 

past, for the efforts of our President, and for the kind hospitality 

of Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie." 




Blakely pointed to the need for a rededlcation of the colleges 
to a serious consideration of the rellglous-moral purposes 
of education. 



Alumn.ve News Letter 



Ljiberal Rducatiofi Gives 



"The Strength to Endure, 
the OuaHty Worthy of Permanence" 

Dr. Franc L. McCluer was president of Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., 
when Mr. McKenzIe was its dean. At the inaugural ceremony. Dr. 
McCluer outlined his own pertinent views of liberal. Christian education. 



THE inauguration of a President at Mary Baldwin 
College is a happy and significant occasion. We 
rejoice in the competence of your chosen leader, 
Charles "W. McKenzie. His competence as a scholar, 
as a teacher, and as an administrator is an earnest of 
continuing prosperity for this institution. The char- 
acter of the man who brings this competence gives 
assurance of effective loyalty to the great ideals and 
purposes of the College. The task, however, is not his 
alone. This occasion provides us all — and especially 
the friends of ^lary Baldwin — an opportunity for re- 
dedication to these purposes. Tliis, the oldest institu- 
tion of learning for women related to the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States, insists on "the teaching 
of the arts and sciences for the development of the 
whole life" and on Christian purpose to give that life 
direction. For more than a century there has been 
enijihasized here the values of liberal education, of 
Christian education, and of the higher education of 
women. Our society needs to reassert its faith in these 
values. 

Perhaps our thinking about liberal education has 
been quickened by our experience in the war through 
which we have passed. We have made fresh discovery 
of the indispensable jn-actical value of education de- 
voted to intellectual life for its own sake. We had 
realized in a vague sort of wa.v that the conveniences 
of our modern civilization were the outgrowth of 
theoretical thinking — that Michael Faraday's research 
in theoretical physics made possible our radio. Then 
we found that our safety and our freedom required 
that thousands know something of pure matliematies 
and theoretical physics. For the practical task of 
defending civilization we had need of liberal educa- 
tion. 

And we shall look to lilieral education for the fur- 
ther task of giving our civilization the strength to 
endure and the quality worthy of permanence. Here 
again the training of youth in the mastery of ideas 
provides the understanding and the appreciation of 
values vital to our democratic way of life. People, 
not dictators, must make the decisions of the future. 
Appreciation of great values and of eternal principles 
must be developed in some measure in countless minds 
if our decisions are to be wise and just. The immea- 
surable influence of women in all areas of human life 
and the vital importance of the roles which are theirs 
in the world community challenge us to provide them 
with a liberal education of the highest order. In this 



brave new day we dare not be content with thr i)ld 
idea of a finishing scliool ethu-ation for women de- 
signed to give them sweet maimers and gracefid car- 
riage as if they lived outside our world and had come 
on a visit to decorate it. The curriculum in a college 
for women will emphasize some studies of peculiar 
interest to its particular students, but the i)resence 
of women in the market place and in the professions, 
and their responsibilites as citizens, to our nation and 
to our world as well as to our homes, lead to the recog- 
nition of the fact that basic liberal education arts is 
for wonu^n, as for men, of incalculable vahu'. 

It is with no diminution of regard for technical 
work that I emphasize the peculiar value of what we 
have called the liberal arts. Good tires and high speed 
do not lessen the neetl for good driving. To overcome 
the confusion, inluunauity. and destruction of our day 
we nuist rely on clear tiiinking, humane feeling, and 
exercised good will. Here is a special responsibility of 
a liberal college for women, a responsibility that must 
be accepted one might say with "delight of battle," 
for foolish as it may seem to many, there are those 
who hold that young women who have not settled upon 
a career other than marriage need make no effort to 
seek a liberal education, as if a trained mind could be 
of no help to a woman in making a home, or as if per- 
sonalities with disciplined minds, able to think logi- 
cally and courageou.sly and sensitive to the meaning 
of our culture, will not be better citizens. Surely the 
task of liberal education described by Ordway Tead 
as "education in the ways of cooperative living, cul- 
tural awareness, scientific grasj), and moral enthusi- 
asm" will be embraced at this institution with a zeal 
that shall assure us of an atmosphei-e teeming with 
intellectual curiosity, electrified by high purpose, 
where teacher and taught enjoy glad fellowship and 
where young women may become 

"Lords of an empire wide as Shakespeare's .soul, 
Sublime as Milton's immemorial theme. 
Rich as Chaucer's speech, 
Fair as Spenser's dream." 

Faith in this kind of education is not an easy exer- 
cise of res[)ect for tradition. A vital part of the tra- 
dition of liberal education is that it shoiUil not be 
static and unchanging l)ut vital and living and free! 
Its adherents will not insist that all students of the 
liberal arts shall take four years of Greek. 

(Coniitmed uii page 15) 



Ali'mxae News Letter 



A Shared Hobby 



Patricia Holbert Menk, Assistant Professor of History, writes 
appreciatively of the McKenzies' valuable doll collection. 




ROSE TERRACE, that 
. dignified, liandsome 
building at the top of the 
campus at ]\Iary Baldwin now 
houses Mr. and Mrs. McKen- 
zie, our newly inaugurated 
President and his charming 
wife. Extensive redeeoration 
and renovating have brought 
back to Rose Terrace much of 
the loveliness and gracious- 
ness that originally charac- 
terized the building ; but even 
more, the varied and original 
possessions of the McKenzies 
make the President's house 
one that is revisited as often 
as is courteous. It is comfort- 
able, "lived in" and full of 
fascinating books, prints, 
paintings, objects d'art and 
above all, dolls. There are 
dolls everywhere, tastefully 
and intelligently displayed in 
bookcases, in special shelves 
created for them, in corner cupboards, in cabinets. 
They are in the dining room, the hallway, and in Mr. 
MeKenzie's library and study (which is such an 
appealing room that it is a wonder that some visitor 
has not simply refused to leave once having seen it) . 
A special fascination is the fact that the dolls are not 
catalogued particularly by age or country or costume, 
but are a cheerful melee of colors and areas and types, 
each one more captivating than the last. 

Margaret McKenzie is a cheerful and willing guide. 
She laughingly explains that originally the doll collec- 
tion was liers,"but now that "Mac" has become inter- 
ested in it, it is as much his as hers. 

"He will spend lots more for a new addition to the 
collection than I will," she confessed, "and will often 
go out of his way to find an unusual or well done 
example. ' ' 

Probably, like any other interest a happily married 
couple shares, the collection is neither his nor hers but 
theirs — since Mr. McKenzie will tell you about it and 
add to it, but i\Irs. McKenzie cares for, launders, 
arranges, dusts and loves each doll in it. 

How many dolls are there in the McKenzie collec- 
tion ? That depends on who is doing the counting and 
also on what you count as a doll. One wooden egg 
shell, for example, contains a small doll ; a Guatemalan 



trunk has ten or so miniature dolls. Then, there are 
masks, figurines and puppets ; although Mrs. McKenzie 
is not particularly interested in anything except real 
dolls, gifts and bequests have added a few of the above 
items to her collection. If j^ou ask Mr. McKenzie how 
manj^ dolls his wife has in her assortment he will say, 
"Oh, about seven hundred." Mrs. McKenzie agrees 
that there are about six hundred to six hundred and 
fifty. 

The collection started many years ago, Cjuite acci- 
dentally. While still a student in college, Margaret 
Hines (McKenzie) spent a summer in Europe. Then, 
it was the fashion to decorate one 's bed in the college 
dorm with a fancy doll, and while still in Vienna, the 
first such doll — a chasseur or a pageboy, was given 
Mrs. McKenzie as a favor, by a hotel. The chasseur 
was a typical souvenir doll, so Mrs. McKenzie bought 
a pair of dolls, representing iPtanz Schubert and his 
bride, Mitzi, to bring home with her. Thereafter, on 
successive trips, Mrs. McKenzie began to make a col- 
lection of ai^thentic costumes — two from Holland, one 
from Budapest, even a harem outfit from Turkey, 
although by this time, Turkey, as a Republic, had 
banned harem dress. These costumes, while beautiful, 
were also voluminous and took whole trunks to store. 
They were difficult to keep clean and mothless, so Mrs. 
McKenzie decided that instead of the costume, why 
not collect dolls which were clothed in original and 
unusual native dress ? With this as a basis, the collec- 
tion has grown over the years and now has a ti;ue 
ethnological value since many of the costumes illus- 
trated by the dolls no longer are used in their original 
districts. Particularly is this true of the dolls dressed 
to represent various districts in the former Austrian- 
Hungarian Empire and dolls dressed in the native 
costume of countries now behind the Iron Curtain. 
Russia has tried to discourage such native dress and 
folk dancing as dangerous to the best interests of a 
Comminiist state, and dolls such as those in the Mc- 
Kenzie collection now represent one of the best 
methods of portraying the former customs of the 
peoples of the present Satellite States. 

Most of the dolls of this collection are not dolls to 
be played with by small ehildi-en. They have been 
collected to portray different national costumes and 
there has been no particular effort to collect antiques 
or those made of a certain type of material. Their 
chief value is in the costume itself, the authenticity 
of which the McKenzies have often gone to consider- 
able trouble to verify. Inevitably though, the collec- 
tion has fallen into .subdivisions. Originally a trav- 



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eler's memoirs of places and people she had met, Mrs. 
JIcKenzie 's dolls have been added to by friends who 
have been where she has not, and now there are many 
dolls ineluded from Asia as well as Enrope and the 
Western Hemisphere. 

Another subdivision which occurred e(iually natur- 
ally is the "character"" dolls. In addition to the 
costumes these dolls illustrate, they have an added 
interest in that they are patterned after real jieopli' 
and have facial and physical cliaracteristics similar t(i 
those they portray. One of the best of these is a doll 
dre.ssed as an old man of Capri — a man who regularly 
u.sed to meet the tourist boats, peddling souvenirs and 
postcards. Another character doll of interest is one 
of (iandhi; still another is a flower "girl" — actually 
an old woman — from the Piccadilly market in London. 

^Irs. .Midvcuzie tried, whenever possible, to collect 
a pair of dolls — a girl and a boy, representing each 
national or district costume. This has not always 
proved possible, but there are a surprising number of 
pairs — many illustrating that American males arc 
among the least glamorous men of the world as far as 
their dress is concerned. 

The dolls are made of every conceivable material — 
nuts, shells, pine cones, corn husks, raffia, wax, wood, 
glass, leather and textile fabrics. As the collection 
now stands it represents a fairly complete survey of 
national costumes for the i>eriod between World Wars, 
In most cases the dolls actually come from the jdacc 
they are dressed to represent, although a few of them 
( CoiitnuK (1 nil III if jMii/i ) 



Typical "City" man, London 1910. 

Ill,,l„„il,- /'.;t.-y 



Mrs. McKeniie holding one of the character dolls, a 
Basque woman. 

The Hans Christian Anderson dolls. 

Handsome Japanese dolls, used in religious festivals. 

Pliotiijiruplis li.v Beverley Stndin 





have been acquired from large companies who special- 
ize in costume dolls. In the early years of the collec- 
tion, two countries in particular were difficult to 
obtain dolls from. Apparently, there jxist were no 
dolls made for children to play with in Turkey and 
no national costumes in Spain. One doll, added early 
in the collecting', represents a harem costume, and 
was given Mrs. McKenzie by an American professor 
in Turkey who got a Russian refugee to make it for 
him. After World War II, however, it was much 
easier to obtain a doll in Spain although they seem 
to have been made exclusively for tourist trade. 

The collection represents dolls from most of the 
nations in Europe ; from Mediterranean Islands ; from 
North Africa including Egypt ; from China, Japan, 
Indo-China, and Hawaii ; from Alaska, Lapland, Cen- 
tral and South America; and three groups of dolls 
from the United States — dolls from the Appalachian 
Jlountains, Indian dolls, and colored dolls. The 
Russian dolls illustrate a particular problem ; those 
dressed in the clothes of nobility were usually made 
bj^ Russian refugees who had fled to Paris, London 
or New York after the Revolution of 1917. Dolls 
dressed to represent Russian peasants however, might 
come from Russia itself. 

Each doll or grouping of dolls has its own special 
fascination and interest. A very few can be recalled 
in detail. One very impressive pair, sitting on wooden 
blocks, are dolls used in religious festivals in Japan. 
Such dolls were not for sale and were the property of 
the lesser nobility who used them in religious cere- 
monies in the days when the Japanese Emperor was 
considered sacred. This handsome pair was given to 
Mrs. McKenzie by Romney Wheeler, London director 
of N.B.C., who brought them from Tokyo. Another 
interesting group is the character dolls from Great 
Britain : the Beefeater from the Tower of London ; a 
Coronation Coach of Elizabeth II ; a Scottish couple 
complete with authentic kilts ; the "Beau of Bath 
and the Belle of Brighton," and a typical "City" 
man of London of 1910, complete in bowler hat, um- 
brella, grey kid gloves, newspaper under his arm with 
the heading London Times showing distinctly, and 
patent leather slippers on his feet. 

From Odensee, Denmark, came a unique group of 
dolls portraying the best beloved characters from 
Hans Christian Ander.son's delicately beautiful fairy 
tales. I-Iere is the match girl, the witch who sent 
the soldier down the well to bring her the dog with 
eyes as big as watchtowers, the Emperor modestly 
clad in a night shirt instead of his non-existent "new 
clothes," the ballerina dancing forever on one toe, 



the valiant one-legged tin soldier, the ugly duckling 
and the goose girl. 

Prom Brittany, a doll with the delicate lace head- 
dress which identifies her native district so com- 
pletely; from Portugal, some bull fighters (in Portu- 
gal the bull is never killed in a bull fight) ; a group of 
Laplander dolls from Sweden and others from Norway 
(subtly different) ; a handsome Manchu prince and 
princess — temple dancers from Indo-China ; a fasci- 
nating doll from the island of Malta wearing the 
massive typical black headdress called a faldetta — 
which doubles as a sunshade or a winter cloak and 
gives the women the appearance of great winged birds 
as they climb the steep slopes of their island home ; 
Irish leprechauns ; dolls with the famous red skirt of 
Kerry ; a delightful colored group with two grand- 
mothers and four children, Eeny, Meeny, Miney and 
Mo fresh from the Sunflower Street of yesteryear ; 
dolls which originally graced an English doll house of 
the last century including the inevitable Nanny ; a 
Mennonite family made of lead — all of these grace the 
shelves of Rose Terrace. A small but authentic group 
of dolls, made of kid with real hair and dressed in their 
original costumes, is from seventy to one hundred 
years old. These were a gift, as was a group of hand- 
carved Chinese actor dolls. Still another shelf has a 
' ' real ' ' doll of the kind actually played with by a little 
girl around the Aswan Dam on the Upper Nile. This 
Egyptian doll is made of wood and is far from cuddly 
but most unusual. One of the largest dolls is a beau- 
tifully done Basque woman in the distinctive dress of 
those people neither French nor Spanish who live in 
the Pyrenees Mountains. 

In some places, such as Spain, collecting dolls has 
become easier since World War II ; in others, such as 
Central or South America the dolls seem to have 
become stereotyped and made for the tourist trade. 
No matter which Latin American country you buy the 
doll in, they all seem to have been made in Guatemala. 

In any case, the dolls in the McKenzie collection 
represent taste and intelligence and knowledge. They 
can hardly fail to please. Displayed on the shelves they 
truly are a ' ' labor of love ' ' for they must be carefully 
packed for each move, they must be protected from 
undue heat, cold, moisture, dryness and insects ; they 
must be kept dust and moth free and they must be 
"stood up" so they can be properly appreciated and 
enjoyed. 

"Enjoyed" is the word that best represents this 
collection. It is really and truly an enjojTuent and a 
pleasure for Mrs. McKenzie and her busy husband 
who have spent so much time, energj^ and talent on 
this rewarding hobbj'. 



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ALUMN-iE Nevs^s Letter 




Little Jack Is Back Today" 



by Betty Johnson, '53 



BRIGHT aiul early every iiiorniiig- [ sit on a low- 
stool and yawn while my partner eheerfully faces 
three or four hundred grade-sehoolers and makes her 
speeeh: "Good morning, boys and girls: Little Jack 
is hack today with a brand new puppet show." I'm 
slightly liored and still sleepy, and I don't hear her — 
until she says, '" — and then there's a boy named Joe." 
That's my cue. I poke Joe — who is fitted on ray hand 
like a glove — through the little curtains, and I object 
loudly to the whole proceeding. And when the chil- 
dren laugh, I'm suddenly wide awake, and ready for 
the game of wits that follows, as we lead our young 
audience to laugh and answer and (usually) to say 
anything we want them to. 

What's this all about? It's all about good teeth — 
how to have them and how to keep them, with the aid 
of a friendly dentist. My partner and I (Ann is a 
Meredith girl from North Carolina) work for the N. C. 
State Board of Health, in the Division of Oral Hy- 
giene — although we seldom see Raleigh or our boss, 
Dr. Ernest Branch, who is widely known and re- 
spected in dental circles for his work with the chil- 
dren and in public-health dentistry. 

ilany people think Little Jack is Dr. Branch's 
greatest achievement. The show is 20 years old this 
spring, and as we expect to reach about 150,000 school 
children this year, that would make somewhere near 
three million who have seen Jack and his friends over 
the years, and have learned that teeth can be a pride 
instead of a burden. 

We travel the state — this year in a new red station 
wagon — by counties, and usually manage to get to 
everv school in the countv, both white and colored; 



Betty received her M.A. last year from the Unlverstiy of North Carolina. 
Next year will find her teaching and studying for doctorate 
at Iowa University. 



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antl everyw here we go, the children are waiting, with 
real impatience, to see the show. With us in the truck 
is our stage, with its own little lights, sets and props, 
and, of course, the actors. The first puppets are cute 
little people, with accurately-scaled clothes (which we 
wasli periodically — you should see them on the line!), 
and operating them is fun ! 

We have eight different characters, and sometimes 
it's really hard work to keep three or four different 
voices and characterizations going at once. There's 
Jack, an 8-year-old redhead, and his sister Judy ; their 
mother, and a 7-months-old baby brother. And there's 
Joe. and the nice, fatherly dentist (his voice is a real 
problem I ). As a matter of fact, we have two Joes, for 
use before and after tiie trij) to the dentist — a scowling 
little brat with unkempt hair and turned-down mouth, 
and a pleasant little man, with muscles. 

Joe gets the most audience reaction, of course — as 
most audiences include a high percentage of mean 
little boys with a distaste for dentists; and, as Joe is 
my special property, I keep busy ! When he debates, 
on his way to the dentist, whether he should go or not, 
I always get comments. Once, a first-grader offered, 
sympathetically, "7 went to the dentist, and he didn't 
hurt me a bit!" And when he peeks through the cur- 
tain after Jack has asked him not to, the children 
sometimes almost come up on the stage to get him. 
We've never lost control of an audience yet — I hope 
the day never comes when we do. 

The show has not always been the same ; every two 
or three years it changes, always revolving around 
Jack, his sister, and another child who's afraid of 
dentists. The idea is to teach the children at their 
own level ; and of course, our hero always triumphs 
in the end. There's always something extra, too — this 
year it's an ice-skating carnival as a finale: and it's 
no joke to make legless iieople figure-skate I 

I've always wondered how- people got into unusual 
jobs ; now I know. It's an accident. Neither Ann nor 
I ever planned to work for the State Board of Health 
— Ann majored in primary education and I in dra- 
matic art : yet, when school closed last year, we both 
found ourselves witii a job — and not a very clear idea 
of just what it would involve. We found out. 

In September, we spent a steaming week and a half 
in Raleigh, learning to operate the puppets — how to 
make them "speak." walk and — hardest of all — ice- 
skate. At night we learned lines and rehearsed back- 
stage work, for while the show is in progress, neither 
of us has a single sjiare moment. Sets and records and 
costumes must be changed, lights regulated, and props 
arranged for easy access. And frequently, we're 
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Altjmnae News Letter 



11 



The 
College 



The 
Faculty 



SATURDAY CLASSES TO BE ELIMINATED 

The five day class week will be nndertaken as an 
experiment next year at Mary Baldwin. This will be 
accomplished by placing the work in a number of 
courses on an extended period of seventy-five minutes, 
twice a week, while other courses will continue to be 
presented in the three fifty minute periods. Classes 
will begin at 8:30 a.m. as before and will continue 
through 5 :50 p.m. 

The faculty feel that some courses can be taught 
more effectively with longer, uninterrupted periods 
which will provide time for a greater variety of activ- 
ities than can be utilized in the short lecture period : 
visual aids, informal discussions, student reports, and 
class demonstrations can be introduced to supplement 
the formal lecture. 

•Statistical studies indicate that a large portion of 
the absences from classes occur on Saturday mornings 
when students are off campus for the week-end. It is 
believed that the new schedule will tend to reduce this 
number of absences. The faculty felt that conditions 
do not necessitate any change in the present practice 
of pjlacing upon the students the responsibility of 
deciding how many absences they can afford ; there- 
fore the plan of unlimited cuts for upperclassmen will 
be continued. Additional advantages to be derived 
from the change are that it will provide a day each 
week for members of the faculty to utilize for research 
and study; and it will enable students to have more 
time between class meetings for reading and reference 
work. 

When the new schedule was being prepared, another 



change was incorporated. It involved provision for all 
of the introductory courses in foreign languages to 
meet five times weekly with 8 semester hours credit. 
This will enable the students to have time for the fre- 
ciuent drills which are deemed necessary for meeting 
the essentials of a new language. 

JUDICIAL BOARD 

"With an eye to better student living and anticipat- 
ing more students on the campus, the Student Govern- 
ment Association has been reorganized into three 
divisions, to assume the legislative, executive and 
judicial functions formerly carried on by the Student 
Council. Under the new setup the Student Board, 
composed of the Council, Y, and Recreation Associa- 
tion presidents, chairmen of the Board of Review, 
Publications Board, Social Committee, and House 
Presidents' Council, and the National Student Asso- 
ciation representative, will serve as the legislative 
branch and be responsible for the overall campus pro- 
gram. Dormitory problems and activities will be 
administered by the Plouse Presidents' Council. Two 
representatives elected from each class will serve on 
the Judiciary Board, of which a senior is chairman, 
and the President of the Student Government Asso- 
ciation an ex-officio member. The function of this 
group is to handle matters of discipline and infrac- 
tions of college rules. On April 20 these officers were 
installed in the customary ceremony. Dr. Mary E. 
Latimer of the Madison College faculty, and well 
known to many Mary Baldwin alumnae as a former 
professor of Dramatics and Speech, was the speaker. 



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St;ilT phutosraph, Staunton Leader 
President McKenzIe congratulates: left to right, Miss Fannie, Mrs. Grafton, Miss Taylor, Mr. Splllman, Mr. Daffin, 

and Miss Flansburgh. 



SIX FACULTY MEMBERS HON.ORED 

Six members of the faculty and stati' were honored 
in Chapel ou March 16, for tweuty-tive years or more 
of service. They were : Miss Strauss, Miss Flans- 
burgh, ilrs. Grafton, iliss Taylor, ]Mr. Daffin, and 
Mr. Spillman. 'Sir. ]\IeKenzie presented to each hon- 
ored person gifts of sterling silver on behalf of the 
Board of Trustees. 

^liss "Fannie, ■■ who came to ^lary Baldwin first 
as a student, graduating in 1912, joined the faculty 
in 1918 and has served continuously since then. Miss 
Flansburgh, professor of French, has been at the Col- 
lege 28 years. ^Irs. Grafton, iliss Taylor, Mr. Daffin 
and Mr. Spillman are rounding out 25 years of 
service. 

A sterling silver, miniature tea and coffee service 
with tray was given to Miss Strauss. The service of 
Queen Anne design was made in England. Miss 
Flansburgh was presented with a silver flower pin, 
designed by George Jensen, well-known Danish silver 
craftsman. The other four received Jensen-designed 
silver medals, inscribed with names and dates of ser- 
vice. 

Following the service. President iMcKenzie declared 
a holiday for the remainder of the day. 

ENROLLMENT 

As of late Ajiril enrollment prospects for 1955-56 
are 'lo'^'c ahead of last year. The new dormitory, to be 
opened in September, will be ready to take care of 
the increase. This encouraging news followed close 

AiiUMNAE News Letter 



iipon the heels of a successful High School Week End, 
April 23-24, when over forty high school senior girls 
visited the campus. Competitive scholarship winners 
will not be announced until ^May 18 : under an agree- 
ment with the College Board, of which Mary Baldwin 
is now a member, the colleges cannot ask winners to 
give their final answer prior to that date, though the 
winner may do so if she wishes. 

GRAY MEMORIAL FUND 

Announcement has been made of the Edwin P. Gray 
Family Memorial Fund in Music, established by Mary 
Jane Gray Hurley, "52, in memory of her parents and 
brother, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin P. Gray and Mr. Edward 
Gray. The income from the invested funds is to be 
used in the maintenance of the Music Department or 
for scholarship aid for students in the department. 

THE SCOTCH AND THE IRISH 

"What all concerned hope will become tradition was 
given a trial run on ^larch 17th when the Irish entia'- 
tained the Scots at a rousing St. Patrick's Day party 
in the Activities Building. Skits, songs, and dances 
provided an entertaining evening, with I'cfreshments 
later, for both faculty and students. Some came in 
costume, and of course ]\Irs. Daj-'s was the cleverest 
of all 1 The final bit of good humor was injected when 
into the crowd a pig was unloosed, and the squeals 
were not all from the unsuspecting animal ! Now the 
Scots are looking forward to doing the Irish one better 
with a party on St. Andrew's Day, November 30. 



The Alumnae Association 



Adele Gooch Kiessling, '38, first vice-president, as- 
sumed the duties of president when Beverly Bivens 
Olive, '39, found it necessary to re- 
Vice-President sign due to ill health. The latter 's 
Takes Over resignation was accepted with reluc- 
tance by the Association, but Adele 
has taken over the office capably and efficiently and 
is bringing to it genuine interest and enthusiasm. 

The April Alumnae News Letter becomes the May 
bulletin this time, in order to bring you news of 
President McKenzie's inauguration while 
Elections it is still news. Therefore, the polls may 
Scheduled be closed when this information reaches 
you, but here are the candidates for the 
spring elections : 

President — Adele Gooch Kiessling, '38, Staunton, 
Virginia (Mrs. H. William, Jr.) (to fill the unexpired 
term). 

First Vice-President — Virginia House Puckett, '35, 
Davidson, North Carolina, (Mrs. W. Olin). 

Secretary — Betty Ruff, '49, Staunton, Virginia. 

Four of the following will be elected to serve a three- 
year term on the Board of Directors : Mary Benham 
Mitchell Black, '22, Staunton, Virginia ; Jennie Hunt 
Hester, '29, Charleston, West Virginia ; Margaret De- 
7lf«.?wZ Banta, '33, Ridgewood, New Jersey; Virginia 
Gantt Keudig, '37, Salem, Virginia ; Marian Hornsby 
Bowditch, '42, Warwick, Virginia; Margaret Barrier, 
'50, High Point, North Carolina; Betty Stall, '51, 
Greenville, South Carolina; Anne Hunter Murray, 
'54, Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Thanks to the efforts of many alumnae, individually 
and collectively, the Southern tour of Wini Boggs, '54, 
our field representative, was extremely 
Chapter Briefs profitable. In Clarksdale, Miss., Eve- 
lyn Lacy Nance, '49, entertained pros- 
pective students and their mothers; while in Green- 
ville, S. C, Betty Stall, '51, invited alumnae to her 
coke party for prospective students. Virginia House 
Puckett, '37, Betty Lee Neisler Timberlake, '45, and 
Betty Lankford Peek, '50, managed a series of parties 
in the Charlotte area; others made school appoint- 
ments, entertained Wini and contributed immeasure- 
ably to the success of her trip. 

Chapters have been on the move, too. President 
McKenzie and Mrs. McKenzie visited the New York 



group on January 30th, when Martha McMullan Aas- 
man, '51, was elected president and Rhea Eincaid 
Hayward, '33, seeretarj^-treasurer. The McKenzies, as 
we go to print, are to be guests of the Richmond Chap- 
ter on April 30th ... at a business meeting earlier in 
the spring, Margaret Getty Wilson, '48, was elected 
president ; Ann Whitehead, '45, vice-president ; Eloise 
Cuthbert Stovall, '46, corresponding secretary; Laura 
Jane Atkinson May, '47, recording secretary; Mary 
Lamont Wade, '52, treasurer ; Rives Pollard Lybrook, 
'45, publicity chairman. Patsy Wilson, '51, is project 
chairman. A new plan effectively put into operation 
by the chapter is a series of get-togethers arranged 
according to groups whose years in college overlapped. 
From all reports this is a successful and pleasant in- 
novation. President McKenzie spoke to the Staunton 
alumnae on March 18 when they met at the home of 
Tomlin Braxton Callison, '29. Anne Dally Johnson, 
'37, was elected the chapter's vice-president and Polly 
Baughan Moore, '40, secretary, Mary Graves Enowles 
Hamilton, '47, pviblicity chairman, and Sara Frances 
Baylor, '53, projects chairman. Keen interest in the 
Mary Baldwin Nursery School led to the group 's mak- 
ing a substantial contribution for supplies and equip- 
ment. The chapter's major project is a series of plays 
presented annually by the Barter Theatre of Virginia. 
Betty Lee Neisler Timberlake, '45, is the new chair- 
man of the Charlotte chapter which met in March. A 
luncheon at the Gastonia Country Club was arranged 
by Martha Barnett Beal, '53, and Mary Elizabeth 
Mason, '54. Among those present was Lelia Johnson 
Buck, '82. Mary Moore Pancake, '28, acting alumnae 
director, was present, and also attended a meeting of 
the Winston-Salem area group in High Point at the 
Sheraton Hotel. Betty Ann Rankin Hunsucker, '53, 
is the new president and among other officers are 
Mary Lu Wright Whaling, '50, and Nancy Boycroft 
Perry, '45 . . . In San Antonio Florence Miller Wilson, 
'12, opened her home for a coffee party to which pros- 
pective students were invited. Martha Bussa Hicks, 
'46, is the recently elected president of the chapter. 
In Chicago Florence Wimberly Hellinger, '52, rounded 
up a group of more recent alumnae to have tea with 
Miss Parker, who was attending a national meeting of 
Deans of Women . . . Anne Persons Baylor, '53, writes 
of interest in starting a chapter in Norfolk, Virginia. 



To succeed Margaret St. Clair Moore, '16, whose term of office as an alumna trustee expires in March, 
1956, the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association, according to the Constitution, will nominate a new 
trustee at its October meeting. Alumnae trustees are not eligible to succeed themselves immediately. The 
Executive Committee of the Board serves as the Nominating Committee, and alumnae generally are urged 
to send suggestions for the trustee to Mrs. Kiessling, 1028 Warwick Drive, Staunton. 

Send your suggestions as follows: 
I recommend for Alunrna Trustee 



Name '.; Class... 

Name Class... 

Signed Class.. 



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MeCLUER — (Continued from page 7) 

Nor is support of this kind of education vague and 
sentimental talk about a better world. Liberal educa- 
tion requires intelligent effort of a high oi'der. It is 
designed to develop disciplined minds and generous 
l)ers()iudities. It is true, as many have said, that our 
social tensions and world problems are frequently the 
result of ungenerous attitudes and parochial emotions. 
It is also true that they are aggravated by the activ- 
ities of people who lack knowledge of social need and 
who have limited understanding of the facts and 
forces tliat enter into the marring or making of human 
life. If genuine good will is to be properly imple- 
mented it will be directed l)y minds that know ! Some 
knowledge of the languages and literatures of the 
human race, some understanding of psychology and 
philosophy and religion, of the natural and the social 
sciences, of mathematics and history, bring an appre- 
ciation of the nature and destinj' of man not to be 
acquired in any other way. 

Liberal education addresses itself to the whole per- 
sonality. It is mindful of the fact that many of the 
ma.jor functions of life are shared by all. One does 
not escape the responsibility of being an intelligent 
voter by becoming a skilled engineer. Helplessness 
and lack of imagination and insight before a problem 
of Iniman relations in a local community cannot be 
excused in the days ahead because one is the trained 
pilot of an airplane. 

The second great force in the tradition of Mary 
Baldwin College is in its purpose to provide an edu- 
cation that is Christian. It is the child of the Presby- 
terian Church and as a church college it seeks, with 
hundreds of other institutions, to prevent the secu- 
larization of knowledge. It was a wise editorial writer 
who declared, "If the secularization of knowledge 
continues it will ultimately wreck civilization." 

It is not argued that all education should be in tlie 
hands of the ehurcli. not even in the liands of the 
Presliyteriaa Church, but it is clear that the role of 
the church college is vital in the support of freedom of 
thought, in the support of democracy, and emphasiz- 
ing an adequate principle of interpretation. 

That it may serve these functions well, the church 
college must ever be a defender of freedom. As Presi- 
dent Lowry has put it, "The committed Cliristian 
surrenders his freedom of action but not his freedom 
of in(iuiry. " Indeed, his faith imposes on him the 
obligation to maintain freedom of inquiry. 

No avowed or subtle restraints of the free exercise 
of the human mind can be tolerated in a great educa- 
tional institution. The true church college is not 
afraid of the microscope, nor of any possible discovery 
of new truth ; nor is it shackled by any consideration 
of political expediency. It is hospitable to all truth, 
proud of its religious faith, fiercely free. 

If higher education is to meet its obligations in 
strengthening freedom in our nation, it must, of 
course, itself be free. It has been wisely said that 
freedom of thought is essential to honest teaching and 
to productive research. This freedom for members of 



the teaching profession must be zealously gviarded and 
not surrender(Hl to orthcjdo.xy nor cast aside before 
any fear. The teacher who is afraid to express a well 
considered opinion concerning a social problem be- 
cause of any social pressure is disloyal to his profes- 
sion and to his obligation as a citizen. The group 
which would impose a particular viewpoint upon all 
of its teachers about matters of economic or j)olitical 
policy is disloyal to the nation and to its heritage. 

We do right to i)rotest every effort to limit our 
academic liberties. Xo one must tell us what we have 
to think, where we must come out. We must not let 
ourselves be frightened into silence. Restrictive laws 
will strangle education ; the gray smog of fear will 
smother it to death. We must strike out against both, 
finding it harder to meet the atmosphere than the an- 
tagonist, but resisting both. Yet, necessary as this 
resistance is, it is neither the best nor tlie most that 
we can do for freedom. Our right to think for our- 
selves does not give us a right to heedless opinions. 
Our great stroke will not be the one that sets us free 
from criticism, but the one that reveals us as free for 
.service. Our amply demonstrated responsibility is the 
positive offensive tactic which will be the surest de- 
fense of our fredom. 

Democracy itself depends on such freedom. It can 
succeed, indeed it can exist, only where its citizens 
assert the right and assume the responsibility of 
thinking for themselves rather than accepting their 
thought from set authority. When intolerance of the 
opinion of another denies him the right to express it, 
when mind cannot meet mind in free and honest dis- 
cussion, then vigorous mental growth is not longer 
likely. 

As the oak tree, being alive, changes in aspect but 
remains an oak, so truth living, not static, changes in 
aspect, as all like does change, forever new and yet 
essentially the same. Shall we not maintain in our 
church colleges a steady poise in a reeling age ? Shall 
we not combine in them an abiding faith in the ancient 
verities and a poignant awareness of the new intel- 
lectual and spiritual heights to be gained? 

And because of their Christian philosopher, these 
colleges give a peculiar support to our democratic 
faith. The political consequence of the Christian rec- 
ognition of the supreme worth and dignity of the 
individual is the belief that diversit.v is the source of 
growth and strengtli and not the source of decay. 
Therefore, in order that diverse elements may con- 
tribute to the common weal, freedom of speech, of 
press, and of religion, separate from state control, 
must be assured every man. 

Threats to democratic faith amongst us do not come 
from the Christian philosophy of the church colleges 
nor from those who teach in these institutions. To 
leave God out of consideration and to think of col- 
lective society as an organism leads to totalitarian 
contempt for the individual. A free state and a free 
church are alike dependent on a concept of God and 
man found explicit in the Christian religion. Our 
church colleges with educational program centered in 
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McCL\J'E'R—( Continued from page 15) 
this faith are among the most vital factors in building 
the essential spiritual defenses of our freedom. 

In its freedom to assert that the fear of the Lord 
is the beginning of wisdom the Christian college pro- 
vides a principle for the interpretation and evalua- 
tion of facts. Some years ago Dr. Willard Lampe 
noted the peril of superficiality in higher education 
because of the disproportion in emphasis on facts and 
their evaluation. He told of asking an engineering 
student how he derived a certain formula and receiv- 
ing the reply, "I don't know. All I have to do is to 
memorize it." Dr. Lampe went on to say "What if 
the formula were one of the Ten Commandments?" 
Dr. C. F. Weizsacker has taken a similar position in 
his recent book, The History of Nature. 

He thinks of power and insight as the two sides of 
knowledge. Knowledge that gives power alone is "in- 
strumental knowledge," but the determination of the 
use of that power must come from insight, which is 
concerned with the whole rather than with fragments, 
and which will be found not solely in the realm of 
morals but in that of religion ! Someone has observed 
that we have need of men whe believe something as 
well as know something. 

The intellectual leadership of our country in the 
next few years will be decisive in determining the 
character of our community in the next half century. 
Knowledge is power and the use to which this power 
is put will be determined by the character of the men 
who have the knowledge. And this knowledge must 
not be altogether specialized and segmental. 

If it is true that God is the Creator and Ruler of 
the universe, no study of the universe is complete 
without acknowledgment of His sovereignty. If it is 
true that Christ frees man and leads him to an abun- 
dant life, no effort to develop character without aware- 
ness of His friendship may be fully successful. If it 
is true that the Sermon on the Mount gives man the 
eternal principles through which social tensions may 
be resolved, no effort to resolve them apart from these 
principles will bring peace. 

The task of bringing together a group of Christian 
teachers in a college and of providing them with ade- 
quate equipment to achieve excellence in worlv with 
youth is a part of the teaching mission of the church. 
Members of the faculties in these colleges are stand- 
ing for the life of our church — a church relevant to 
our society, a church making direct impact on a matur- 
ing character, and a church pointing directions to 
those who will help to direct the future. As a con- 
cerned body of concerned Christians, nurturing faith 
while seeking wisdom, suggesting leads to those who 
will be leaders, insisting that truth is something we 
are as well as the things we know, we shall understand 
that the church college is the church in one phase of 
its work. 

JOHNSON — (Continude from page 11) 

speaking lines for each other while we change the sets. 

It was November before we could run the show 

without trying — and even now, nothing is automatic, 

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even with our regular three-a-day. For we never 
know what the children will say next, and we must 
be ready to answer. 

They come back after a perfoi-mance, too, to get a 
closer look at the cast. One day, way back in the 
mountains, a little tow-headed boy asked, "Where 
are all those little people?" And when we told him 
we'd packed them in a box, he looked at us with the 
purest horror: "Won't they 'mother?" 

The job has its drawbacks, as any job has — we get 
awfully tired of living out of suitcases, and of dispos- 
ing of spare time: it's the first time I ever remember 
having any. We read all the magazines, and see all 
the movies, and when there's a play in Chapel Plill — 
where I was in school last year — I usually go to see 
it, if we're close enough. But we're seeing North 
Carolina — I know all the back roads and tiny country 
towns in the state — and the health departments and 
schools are always most cordial. It's really an experi- 
ence to be treated like visiting royalty whenever you 
come to town ! 

Our year with Little Jack has been rich in experi- 
ence of every kind; as Dr. Branch says, we're real 
missionaries — and in May, it will be with no little 
regret that we say goodbye to the children and pack 
up the puppets for the last time. But Little Jack will 
tour on for another 20 years, and I '11 always be proud 
that I was a part of this ' ' missionary work. ' ' 



McKENZIE— (Continued from page 3) 

tarnished to the new generation, we will not have 
failed completely in our obligation to youth. 

I believe my second objective can be realized only 
if we recognize that Christianity must be the center of 
college life — the core of the educational process. Mr. 
W. M. Logan in an article entitled "What Is a Chris- 
tian College?" has expressed this idea so well that I 
quote him : ' ' Our world is desperately longing for a 
moral power to govern the limitless material forces 
being unleashed. Only a faith will provide that power. 
A mere system of ethics is not enough. Courses in 
"Christian ethics" will not suffice, for Christianity is 
more than a mere system of ethics. It is a faith, a 
commitment to a Person. And that loyal commitment, 
which a Christian college should have at its center 
and whose summons it should impart in all its teach- 
ing, is the saving grace our world needs." And how 
much our world needs that saving grace is obvious to 
us all here today. 

If we can indoctrinate our students with that heri- 
tage of our forefathers, if we can teach them the 
Christian way of life and give to them the faith they 
must have to face the future fearlessly, we will have 
done a good job of education. This we can do at Mary 
Baldwin in the years to come as our predecessors did 
in the past, scorning narrow sectarianism and empha- 
sizing that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of 
wisdom." 

Alumnae News Letter 



Class Notes 




1883 

Pictured above is Mary Smoot Hud- 
son, '83, whose birthday on January 21 
was her ninety-ninth. Mrs. Hudson has 
lived all of her life in Luray except for 
ten years which were spent in Washing- 
ton. She reads, sews and attends church 
regularly and says she expects to live to 
be one hundred, "because I have always 
gone to bed early and did not live a fast 
life like young people do now." 

1892 

Bessiebcl McFarlaiid Alexander and 
her husband celebrated their fiftieth wed- 
ding anniversary on April 26, in Sweet- 
water, Texas, the home of their daughter, 
Mrs. R. S. Biggerstaff. 

1900-1924 



1905 
FIFTIETH REUNION 



Our sympathy is extended to Lillie 
Elizabeth Sheets Stricklen, '02, whose 
hu,sband died in November. 

Emily Pdncake Smith, '06, who served 
as president of the Board of Trustees of 
King's Daughters' Hospital for eight 
years, received a sterling silver tray in 
recognition of her services at a surprise 
party given in her honor on February 15 
at the hospital. The inscription on the 
tray read : ' ' Presented to Emily Pancake 
Smitli February 15, 1955 by the Board 
of Trustees in appreciation of her de- 
voted and outstanding services as presi- 
dent of King 's Daughters ' Hospital 
1947-1955." 

We are sorry to report the death of 
Violet While Nash's, '06, husband on 
December 27, 1954. 

Louise Priddie Donovan's, '08, grand- 
daughter and namesake is IV2 years old 
now. Little Louise is Mrs. Donovan's 
eighth grandchild. 

Sincere sympathy is extended to Ruth 
Larelle Phipps. '09, and Reha Andren's 
Arnold, '11, upon the death of their hus- 
bands; and to Mary Bell Hyde Kerr, '12, 
whose son, Hyde, died suddenly on De- 
cember 27. 

Lucie Bull Priest, '14, wrote us in 



December about a luncheon ' ' reunion ' ' 
at the Virginia Beach house of Pauline 
Anderson Cumming. Besides Lucie and 
Pauline, Esther Wool, Clare Adams Tur- 
ner and Molly Worthington Hume were 
there. 

Elizabeth Hodge Risser, '15, of Colum- 
bus Grove, Ohio, reports that both sons 
are home again after twelve years army 
service between them. Daughter Ellen is 
doing Girl Scout work in Toledo, Ohio. 
She not only is publicity officer and dis- 
trict councillor but also has a radio pro- 
gram. 

Margaret Funkhoii^er Forbes, '18, 
gradu.'ite of the Peabody Conservatory 
of Music, has recently moved to Char- 
lottesville where her husband, J. D. 
Forbes, is professor of Business History, 
University of Virginia, Graduate School 
of Business Administration. The Forbes 
have two children, Pamela and Peter. 

Elizabeth Hoy MacLean, '19, her hus- 
band, and her daughter visited the college 
on April 4. 

News from '22: Hope Gliek Walker 
is very proud of her granddaughter and 
namesake, Hope DeLong Hughes, who is 
now almost 2 years old . . . Our sin- 
cere sympathy is extended to Anne Der- 
byshire Huger whose son, Scott, a stu- 
dent at Virginia Military Institute, died 
of in.iuries received in an automobile 
accident last November. 

Congratulations go to Marguerite 
Edgar McClung, '23, whose husband was 
honored in December by the Rockbridge 
National Bank for 30 years of service. 
The McClungs have two daughters and 
a son. 

It was good to learn that Mary Ellen 
Davis, '24, has recuperated nicely frop- 
two bone operations performed upon her 
arm last summer. 

1925-1929 

A letter from Anne Harriet Shewmali-e 
Thayer, '25, brings this news : ' ' My hus- 
band, Rear Admiral Rufus G. Thayer, is 
retired from the Navy and in the engi- 
neering business in San Francisco, Calif. 
Our 23 year old son, R. 6., Jr., graduated 
from Stanford LTniversity in June 1954 
and was commissioned an ensign in the 
U. S. Naval Reserve. Our 20 year old son, 
Donovan Shewmake, is a junior at Stan- 
ford University and will also go into the 
Naval Reserve upon graduation. ' ' 

Tommy MeCUnti-e Wilson, '25, was 
married on December 2 to William Lowe 
Walde of Washington. 

Helen Farinholt Wiatt, '27, of Glou- 
cester visited Mary Baldwin on the week- 
end of November 14 when her two daugh- 
ters attended the high school week-end. 

Audrey Blaelford Higgs, '27, is one 
of Staunton 's most active civic leaders. 
Each year Audrey heads up the Fresh 
Air Fund effort in coniunction with the 
Staunton Woman's Club of which she is 
a member. Audrey is a corporator of the 
King's Daughters' Hospital and a Sun- 



day School teacher of adults of First 
Presbyterian Church. 

Class of '28 news: Margaret Slratton 
Conway reported the birth of a daughter 
on February 2; Clay Bryan Carr, Jr., son 
of I';iizal)etli Hume Carr, represented 
Washington and Lee University on the 
N.B.C. College Quiz Bowl. 

Linda Logan, daughter of Emily WU- 
Iciii-s Logan, '29, tops the graduating 
class at Woodstock High School and will 
deliver the Valedictory address at Com- 
mencement. 

19:^0-1939 



1930 
TWENTY-FIFTH REUNION 



You may expect a big write-up in the 
fall issue of 1930 's twenty-fifth reunion! 

Louise Bowen Wilson, '31, and hus- 
band stopped by the College in October. 
They were en route to Tazewell. Louise 
lives in Fort Valley, Ga. 

News from '32: Kitty Reid is living 
in Crozet and is teaching school in Nel- 
son County; Catherine Dunton Holland, 
who sent "in pictures of her flower ar- 
rangements for the alumnae art exhibit, 
held last June, says, that what began as 
a hobby has grown into a career. Cath- 
erine taught flower arrangement in her 
studio at home for two years. She is 
especially interested in the use of native 
material and dried flowers for which she 
takes orders and ships to distant points. 
How lucky for Catherine that her hus- 
band shares her interest! He is the gar- 
dener and also in his wood working shop 
makes bases for her containers. We can 
see how this "hobby-career" takes most 
of Catherine's time. 

Betty Buel Winn. '33, is certainly tak- 
ing a chance on having a lot of visitors 
when she sent out her attractive Christ- 
mas letter, complete with pen and ink 
sketch of her house and map to help you 
find your way there. The Winns live in 
Zionsville, Pa., now, near the main road 
to everywhere, according to Betty. 

Mary Louise McCutcheon, '34, is teach- 
ing week-day Religious Education at 
Goshen. 



1935 
TWENTIETH REUNION 



Jeanne BaJdu-in Walther, '36, stopped 
at the College on her way to Florida in 
January. She, her husband, and another 
couple were beginning a two weeks trip. 
Jeanne has two daughters, aged 15, and 
3. We will expect to see you, Jeanne, at 
that 20th reunion in 1956! 

Hettie Kennedy Fowler. '37, reported 
a Christmas visit from Eleanor Cely Car- 
ter whose husband is a professor at the 
University of North Carolina. 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to 
Betty Lambert Mahler, '37, and her sis- 



Alu.mxae News Letter 



IT 



ters, Eosalie, "41, and Kitty Lamtert 
Moran, '28, whose father died on Decem- 
ber 27. 

Anne MeFaddin, '38, ivas married in 
December to Harold Austin Mason of 
Bassett . . . llary Ann Vak Goodloe is 
a charter member of the Deane Holt 
Auxiliary King's Daughters' Hospital, 
as is Margaret Wilson CoTille, '30. For 
two years, Mary Ann was the chairman 
of the Barter Plays which the Staunton 
Alumnae Chapter sponsors as a money- 
making project . . . On October 9 Sarah 
Lacy Miller 's son was born. He is named 
Eobin Read. 

We are so glad that Ann Woodward, 
'39, is coming back to Staunton in July, 
to serve as librarian of the Public Li- 
brary here. At present Ann is a reader's 
advisor in the White Plains, N. Y., library 
. . . Sarah Maupin Matthews and family 
will move to Bocky Mount, N. C, in June. 
Sarah's husband has accepted a position 
with the Sidney T. Blunienthal Corpora- 
tion there . . . We were glad to see Jean 
Seed Graybeal when she stopped by the 
College on February 21. Jean has three 
daughters . . . Barbara Baker Eichard- 
son Uves in Hampton at 502 Marshall 
Avenue, with husband VoUie, their two 
sons, Eobert aged 10 and Jimmy aged 8, 
and their niece, Susan, whom they 
adopted over a year ago, when she was 
10. It's a happy household and Barb is 
doing a good job. Her community proj- 
ects are numerous ; at present the most 
pressing is serving as president of the 
Hospital Auxiliary for Hampton, trying 
to raise a million and a half dollars for 
a new hospital. Barb has a copy of one 
of the books of Freddie Young who has 
written several other books on entertain- 
ment for the family. Barb saw Freddie 
in New York two years ago, where she 
still lives, and said Freddie hadn't 
changed one bit that she could determine, 
and is very happy doing just what she 
said at Mary Baldwin she hoped to do 
some day . . . Janie Solman Edwards 
is stiU in Darien, Conn., where Wilbur 
is in radio. 

1940 

Class Secretary: Emma Padgett FlTZ- 
HUGH (Mrs. E. P.), 19 Shirley Eoad, 
Warwick, Va. 

Alice Jones Thompson, her 6 year old 
daughter, Liza, and her 8 year old son, 
Mac, have spent this past year in Bee- 
ville, Texas. She writes, "We have en- 
joyed the warm Texas sunshine and visit- 
ing with my family, but we are homesick 
for Virginia. We hope to return to Eich- 
mond to 3808 Seminary Avenue in May. 
I have been superintendent of the Pri- 
mary Department of Sunday School here. 
The girls who remember that I could 
never sing at dormitory devotionals be- 
cause everyone would start giggling will 
be amazed to know that I have been lead- 
ing the singing for the Primary children ! 
I am also teaching a training circle of 
young matrons about the history and be- 
liefs and work of the Presbyterian 
Church." E«member her brother, BiUy, 
who attended S.M.A.? He is a rancher 



with five children.. Their father is still 
quite iU in BeeviUe. 

Shirley Fleming Iben stays busy with 
her politician husband, her sons, Sunday 
School class teaching, P.T.A. and Junior 
League. The most exciting news at the 
present is, husband Judge Charles Iben 
won over eleven other candidates in the 
primary election in January for Peoria 
Police Magistrate. Congratulations ; and 
we hope the spring elections bring an- 
other victory! Shirley is production maa- 
ager for the Junior League Children's 
Theatre, even plays a role now and then. 
(That sounds familiar, speech major, we 
recall. ) 

Now for the long awaited news of 
Molly Wagener Eice's trip: "We were 
sitting here peacefully one Sunday night 
when the phone rang and one of our 
elders wanted to know by the next morn- 
ing if we could arrange to leave in six 
weeks for a two months ' tour of Europe 
and the Holy Land. I almost dropped 
dead with excitement, for that was not 
one of the things I had planned to do 
last summer. But we called Mother and 
she agreed to keep the children. We flew 
from New York to Paris on June 24 and 
stayed in Paris for five glorious days 
full of beauty and history. Paris is all 
they say it is — just pure magic. Then we 
flew to Cairo where we saw th3 treasures 
they took from King Tut's Tomb, and 
I thought continually of Miss Lakenan 
and our archaeology class. We rode a 
camel out to the pyramids and the sphinx 
across the Nile desert and came back to 
see the Nile and the bullrushes where 
Moses may have been hidden. Of all the 
places we visited, Cairo was the only one 
we didn 't care for. It was hot, dusty, 
dirty, smelly, and so full of flies yon 
couldn 't sleep. But anyway, we have a 
lovely memory of sitting on a hotel ve- 
randa watching the Nile flow slowly by 
while we drank the equivalent of an 
Egyptian ice cream soda. We flew from 
there to Jerusalem over the same route 
that Moses and the children of Israel 
took, only we did in four hours what it 
took them forty years to do. Someday 
I'll tell you all about Jerusalem and 
Galilee. Some parts of it have been Ca- 
tholicized, but others are so much like 
you imagined it that it makes you tin- 
gle all over just to think you are really 
entering the city by St. Stephen's gate, 
and seeing the sight of the Temple and 
the pool of Bethesda and the Tomb of 
Christ. And it was an education in itself 
to meet the Arab peoples and then to 
cross over No-man's Land to the Jewish 
sector — (there was actual firing while we 
were there, and all the tourists left but 
us, and we would have too, only Sherrard 
didn't tell me what was going on!) — 
and see how the Jews are reclaiming des- 
ert land and making it usable again. 
We tasted the salty Dead Sea waters and 
swam in the Sea of Galilee and the Medi- 
terranean Sea, and saw the site on the 
sea of Galilee where Christ called Peter 
and Andrew from their fishing nets. It 
was all too wonderful to describe. I just 
wish I could write a book about it. We 
flew to Rome, which we loved, and then 



took a bus through that gorgeous Italian 
hill country to Florence where we saw all 
the art treasures, and then a train to 
Fairyland, which is what Switzerland 
seemed to us. We climbed by steamer, 
cable car and foot to the top of Pilatus 
in the Alps. I would like to live in Swit- 
zerland. From there we went to Scotland, 
to Edinburgh and up into Ellen's Isle 
County where we stayed awhile on the 
banks of Loch Katrin. Then on to Lon- 
don and all the sights one sees there. 
Like a regular tourist I waited in vain 
to see the Queen in the rain. We saw 
several excellent plays while in London. 
And then we came home on the Maure- 
tani-a, which is a whole new experience 
in itself. Such luxury! Such food! We 
plan to come East if all goes well this 
summer. ' ' Thanks from all of us to you, 
Mollj', for the wonderfully interesting 
account. It couldn't have happened to 
two more wonderful people. 

Florence Jeffrey Wingo spent three 
weeks in Florida during the winter, vaca- 
tioning with her mother. She and husband 
Charlie had a trip to New York recently. 
Charlie is the new vice-president of the 
Savings Bank and Trust Company of 
Eiehmond. Congratulations, Wingos ! 

Mag Wardlaw Gilbert has moved to 
New York but no direct news from her. 
(Mrs. Eichard Gilbert, 330 Haven Ave., 
New York 33, Apt. 44.) 

Hazzie Houston Donaldson has a new 
address, 60 Columbia Ave., Hampton, Va. 
She is well occupied with husband, twin 
daughters, teaching the book of Romans 
to her circle this year, and doing volun- 
teer work in the Service League Speech 
School. She saw Sarah Hannah in Eieh- 
mond recently, says that Sarah hasn't 
changed one bit, was beautifully dressed 
and is very happy with her teaching ca- 
reer. Hazzie sees Julia Monroe McCabe 
once in awhile (class of '43). Julia, hus- 
band and baby girl, Barbara, live in. 
Yorktown in a very lovely home. Also saw 
Jean Stafford Camp, (class of '43) re- 
cently, who lives in Franklin, Va. 

Fitz and I had a glorious trip to the 
West Coast during the winter. Flew non- 
stop from D. C. to Los Angeles, spent 
a week, flew up to Frisco for a few days 
and then back home. We can easily un- 
derstand why so many people go out there 
for a visit and decide to make it their 
home. 

Ann Baist Aufderheide lives at 36 
South Graham St., Pittsburgh 13. She 
and Howard have a son, Howard, Jr., 
aged 8, and a daughter, Judy, aged 
9. Howard is with the Hewitt Rubber 
Company there. Ann and Bettina (room- 
mates for two years) have kept in close 
contact through the years and see one an- 
other when Ann visits her sister in Phil- 
adelphia, where Bettina lives. Hope to 
hear direct from Bettina before the next 
News Letter. Ann writes, "I'm just 
sorry I can 't give you a long list of 
accomplishments — suffice to say, I 'm a 
very happy and contented wife and 
mother. ' ' We can feel the glow from, 
here, Ann, and we remember that what- 
ever you did at Mary Baldwin you did 
well and enjoyed doing it. 



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Alumnae News Letter 



Monroe Ain.itrorlh Talili is now living 
in Riclimond. Her liiisliand Mackenzie 
Tabb was namcil Virginia state manager 
for tlie Sun Life Assurance Company of 
Canada in November. 

1941 

Class Secretary: ALICE Cleveland CoOK 
(Mrs. Thomas L.), Rt. 1, Box 13, Tlieo- 
(iore, Ala. 

While visiting the College in January 
and watching students come down the 
steps for lunch I swiftly traveled four- 
teen years into the past for a few mem- 
orable moments. It was so like always 
except with new faces. Mr. Daffin invited 
me to lunch and I sat between him and 
Dr. Taylor. I saw both of the Graftons 
and Miss Hillhouse looking fine. Dr. 
Bridges, Dr. Broman, Dr. Carroll, Mr. 
and Mrs. Day, Dr. Flansburgh, Dr. Mah- 
ler, Miss Rudeseal, Miss Fannie, Dr. 
Thomsen, Dr. Turner and Mr. Spillman 
are all still there and are very active. 
Miss Lakenan and Miss Abbie are of the 
"Emeritus'' status and Miss Mims has 
returned after being absent on leave to 
write a book. 

Everything looks grand although I 
didn 't have a chance to go all over the 
campus. I plan to go back before too 
long and will complete the tour in order 
to pass the news on to you. 

Mrs. Bridges sent me the names and 
addresses of our class. There were over 
one hundred twenty-five of us in 19.^.7. 
I began by contacting forty-five. So far 
only two letters have come back ; one 
from Xancy CTari McLennan and one 
from Betty Jean Rodrick Manning. 
Nancy lives in Atlanta and had her 
fourth child, a little girl, on December 
21. Nancy's sister also lives in Atlanta. 
I sat next to Nancy for everything alpha- 
betical for four years and it was a r=nl 
thrill to hear from her. 

Betty Jean wrote the kind of a letter 
that everyone likes to get and best of all 
included a picture of her three children. 
Ricky is the only boy and is S^/o. The two 
girls are Wendy, who is 5, and Elizabeth, 
who is a year old. Mr. Manning is a 
lawyer. 

Betty Jean also wrote about Betty Lew 
Vingley Walker, Camille Anderson Jen- 
sen, and Anna Gale Greenland Dorteh. 
Betty Lew and her two daughters are 
living with Betty Lew's father at the 
New York Military Academy, Cornwall- 
on-Hudson, where he is Headmaster of 
the Academy. Camille is married to a 
doctor and has a son and daughter. Thev 
live in Riverdale just outside of New 
York City. Anna Gale is in Indianapolis 
and has a sou. 

I called Mrs. MeManaway, Nancy Mc- 
Manaway Bruce 's mother, who lives in 
Mobile. She told me that Nancy's hus- 
band, Lt. Col. Bruce, is due for overseas 
duty shortly and that Nancy and the two 
boys, Harold and Bobby, will probably 
be down here to spend some time with 
her and Mr. MeManaway before joining 
Col. Bruce. I am planning to see Nancy. 

Phyllis Browne Holbert is in Monte- 



video, Truguay, with her husband, a 
Colonel in the Air Force. Hope to get an 
answer from her for I know it would be 
interesting. Dorothy Stewart Eberly, ac- 
cording to her address, is in Hawaii. I 
wrote her also and want to hear soon. I 
am keeping my fingers crossed hoping to 
visit there myself in the fall. 

From the alumnae office I learned that 
Libba McDavid Spigner has two sons and 
that she lives across the street from Bes- 
sie Moore Combs who also has two sons. 
Libba reported that Marie Vlmer Wolfe 
has a new daughter. All of these 41 'ers 
live in Columbia, S. C. Another new 
daughter for the class, is Stephane Rod- 
gers whose mother is Gladys White 
De Pue. 

Two of my letters were returned. Does 
anyone know the whereabouts of Mar- 
garet Cain Mims (Mrs. Harry W.), lately 
of Monk 's Corner, S. C. ; or Lillian Ros- 
sell Rawlings (Mrs. Jesse M., Jr.), lately 
of Atlanta? We have also lost contact 
with the following: Elsie Stegar, Peters- 
burg, Va.; Frances Wade Haldane, (Mrs. 
Geo. M., Jr.), Charleston, W. Va.; Doro- 
thy Adams, also of Charleston ; Jane 
Jolinson Mihm, (Mrs. Thomas), Lans- 
downe. Pa.; B;irbara Lingham, Dayton, 
Ohio; Elizabeth Anne Dalbeji Lockney, 
(Mrs. Raymond), Oklahoma City, Okla.; 
Jane Higtiins Wallace, (Mrs. William), 
Ashland, Ky. ; Carolyn Reid, Jackson- 
ville, Fla. ; and Oliva .Teannette Biddick, 
Portsmouth, Va. 

If you wonder wliere Theodore is, it is 
a little community fourteen miles from 
Mobile toward New Orleans on Highway 
90. It is known as the gateway to the 
charm spot of the deep South, Bellin- 
grath Gardens. We live on a farm on the 
Bellingrath Road. To get to the gardens 
you pass our house. Our name is on the 
mailbox so do drop in. My husband is a 
graduate of the University of Alabama 
and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the late 
unpleasantness. We live rather (juietly 
out here with our two children. Tommy, 
10, and Carolyn, 7. We raise beef cattle 
and dabble in real estate, plus try to do 
our share of civic and church work. 

I would love to have room to tell you 
all about Mobile's Old World Mardi Gras 
(.just past), the Azalea Festival featur- 
ing Miss America along with the azaleas 
(just beginning), and stupendous Dau- 
phin Island development at the mouth 
of Mobile Bay which nature has equipped 
with huge pine trees and white sand and 
has surrounded with blue-green Gulf of 
Mexico water. The bridge to the island 
will be opened in June. (I do not work 
for the Chamber of Commerce here!) 
Come to see us and I promise a person- 
ally conducted tour. 

Those of you whom I have not con- 
tacteil directly with my hard to read hec- 
tograph letter plus personal scribbles be 
on the lookout. Meanwhile all one hun- 
dred and twenty-five of you drop a card 
about yourselves and others you happen 
to know about. If you need to be put in 
the mood drag out your Freshman Blue- 
stocking and browse awhile. 

Happy holidays this summer! 



1942 

Class Secretary: Marion Elsdon Rydee 
(Mrs. James), Glenwood Springs, Colo. 

Betsy Baldwin Johnson wrote from 
Raleigh, at Christmas. (Many of us 
rememlier that Bets lives in the country- 
side and that her husband is connected 
with museum work.) Last summer Betsy 
flew to Michigan with the children and 
saw Fran Leakey Armstrong. This winter 
things were extni bu.sy keeping records 
for the P.T.A. and trooping with the 
Brownies. 

The trend to desert plots for acreage 
continues. Mildred Pinneo Bailey has 
moved from the village of Pleasantville, 
N. Y., to the fringe. Visitors this sum- 
mer will have fun splashing in a swim- 
ming pool in the yard. Mildred, please 
give us some facts about Cuba, if you 
were able to manage that holiday which 
you had in mind? 

Now for the Stork Department: I take 
pleasure in announcing that Master Chris- 
toph. III, has joined the Polly Murphy 
Keller household at El Dorado, Ark. 

You will want to hear more about 
Pearl Epling Forsey. Her two boys' 
names are John and Bobljy — now all we 
need is a snapshot of them. Pearl and 
I are the only '42 people within a 300 
mile radius and we hope to have a Colo- 
rado or Utah reunion soon. On the side, 
Pearl is enjoying art lessons. The family 
enterprise is Forsey Furniture Store; 
specialties maple and Provincial styles. 
Some si.x years back Pearl used to attend 
chapter meetings at Washington, D. C, 
with Regina Minon Henderson. The latter 
expected to go to Japan then; we have 
lost her trail since. Mayhap Regina will 
report in one of these days or Ena Taylor 
Reed will bring us up to date on Regina 's 
address. 

Mary Lou Gordon McKay is serving as 
president of her church circle at Battle 
Creek. 

Alumnae who have been helping with 
the Fund and correspondence through 
the past few years are: Suzanne Hudson 
McLeod, Janet Werner Harris, Katie 
Early Holden, Betty McGralh Anthony, 
Nancy McWhorter Hurley, Betty Bailey 
Hall. Kay Poerschke Kennedy, Adelaide 
MeSween Burnett, Millicent Frriwh Pres- 
cott. Cay Cumminti .\de, Mary Hampton 
Bartcnstein Faulkner, Rachel Smith He- 
witt, Louise Vayidiviere Mashburn, Fran 
Leakey Armstrong, and Polly Murphy 
Keller. Do hope that I have omitted no 
one who deserves credit ; a few have had 
to drop out from time to time among the 
above names because of life 's pace. I 
do not want to overlook a past aide be- 
cause of a lapse of memory. 

There is both good and tragic news to 
tell you about our esteemed Queenie 
Miller 's orphanage. Our special pet of 
bygone days "Little .lames" is little no 
more; he is studying at Boston Univer- 
sity. But one night during February, two 
children and the house burned on account 
of an oil heater explosion. Low water 
pressure in the area delayed fighting the 
flames. The Millers managed to flee, suf- 
fering shock. 

After getting settled in a new home 



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1. Christie, daughter of Fonda Terifel Fry, '51. 

"2. Susanna, daughter of ilar.y Sue Gochenour 
Fowlkes, '50/ 

3. Cynthia and Franklin, children of Kent Wysor 
Ivey, '50. 

4. Suzanne and John, children of Mildred Pinnco 
Bailey, '42. 

5. Martha, daughter of Mary Anne Lewis Seal, '48. 

6. Bets and Tem, children of "Eve Cor Washington, 
"47. 

7. Billy, son of Janet f'line Harman, '41. 
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8. 

9. 

10. 



A. Emerson Willard and Emerson, Jr., husband 
and son of Elisabeth White Willard, '42. 
Peggy, daughter of iMargaret Getty Wilson, '48. 
Frances Morton Sumner, '52, and daughter, Jane. 



We love the pictures of your children and are sorry 
that we can not print every one of them. Lack of 
space and rising costs make this prohibitive. Further- 
more, the wide variety in the types and textures of 
prints makes it difficult to reproduce some of them 
satisfactoril.y. But, remember, printed or not, we oh ! 
and ah 1 over each one and carefully file it away in 
your per.sonal, biographical folder. 

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across thi' Potomac, Xaiicy Mclt'liorh r 
Hurley set to the task of sewiiij; slip 
covers. Son Douglas likes liaseliall; so a 
continuous game goes on in tlu- hackyanl, 
in season. 

Correction from a past issue — Caroline 
Hf'ii.inn Calder is still living in Israel, not 
having returned to Arkansas. (Please ex- 
cuse, Caroline? Your mother's address 
was sent to me from Staunton; and I 
assumed that such meant your home- 
coming from Haifa.) 

Down in Georgia, Louise Vandiviere 
Mashliurn is trying to work in organ 
lessons along with P.T.A., music for 
Mary Helen, 7, and keeping track of 
Susan, 2. 

Xancy Adair Delano is now on a Ches- 
apeake Bay farm where Hike is setting 
up operations for the freezing company. 
To quote Xancy, " ... a perfect spot 
for children, so I wouhl welcome any of 
the girls with assorted relatives." Their 
dwelling is Yeardley, near Eastville, Va. 
Generous invitation, don't you think? 

Staff supervisor at Girl Scout head- 
quarters, Milwaukee, is Ann Atwell. Last 
summer Ann directed a camp in Missouri. 

Janet TTerner Harris is liking Tulsa. 
Stevie attends first grade; so Janet 
writes advertising copy for Seidenbach's 
women 's store. Vernie is busv at Sunrav 
Oil Corp. 

Beckley, West Va., now has Fraueie 
Thomas Baldwin for a resident. Jean 
Lacley Lewis has returned from Alaska 
and is settling down at Shelby, X. C, 
where husband Ed works for the Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

Anybody wanting pointers about ama- 
teur radios might consult Suzanne Hud- 
S071 MacLeod at the Manse, Xorth 
Wilkesboro. X'. C. When Jim has to 
travel, their set is as good as a telephone. 

The day before Hurricane Ed)ia struck, 
Betty McGrath Anthony and lier husband 
Dave arrived at Cape Hatteras. They re- 
treated to Xags Head to sit out the 
storm. The Anthonys made a stop at 
Staunton, to leave Betty 's cousin who 
enrolled at college. 

Kay Poerachke Kennedy is in a locale 
of wonderful parties. The neighboring 
wives attended Virginia colleges also; so 
there is much common ground. 

Betty BaiJfji and Adin Hall took ilam- 
bo lessons in February. Sumlays, Betty 
helps out in the nursery department of 
the First Presbyterian church in the 
Houston area. The Halls enjoy civic 
music and bridge games, to sav nothing 
of TV. 

This year the Culj Scouts recruited 
Mary Simpson Bailey. 

The following news was sent in by 
Emma Padfieit Fitzhugh, '40: Marian 
Hornsby Bowditch lives at 49 Milford 
Road, Warwick, Va., with good-looking 
husband. Bill, and tlieir four brunette 
sons, aged 11, 10, (i, and 2. She is active 
in the Service League and in tlie Junior 
Woman 's Club, serving as chairman of 
the Library Fund Drive to raise money 
to build a new library for the Citv of 



Warwick. .Slif drives around town in her 
Ford Ranch wagcui full of boys, just as 
energetic and good humored as when she 
was on the hockey field at M.B.C. Ann 
Timberlakr Boatwright also lives in War- 
wick, anil luis three darling girls aged 9, 
;{ and 3 months. She is vice-regent of 
the local D.A.R. and her 9 year old is 
active in the C.A.R. Ann keeps up cor- 
respondence witli Glada Moses Beard 
of Schenectady, X. Y., whose second little 
girl was born last .Tuly. 

Thanks so much, Emma. Some items 
have to be held over for the next issue 
of the Bulletin. See you in the Fall. 

1943 

Class Secretary: RUTH Peters Sproul 
(Mrs. Erskine), 41 Woodland Dr., Staun- 
ton, Va. 

.lane Cohron Godfrey writes that "our 
little girls Becky, 4, and Gerry, 1%, re- 
quire a lot of time, but I do dearly love 
children. I am on the executive board of 
the Garden Club, was area chairman of 
the Community Chest and am treasurer 
of the Civic League, so this has been a 
busy year.' ' 

Betty Crews was married to Walter 
Bethune Brandon on December 28. Our 
best wishes to you both! 

Does anyone know the whereabouts of 
Sylvia Meiner Hannau? She is "lo.st" 
according to the alumnae files and we 
would like very much to find her! 

Elaine Tieman tells us that she grad- 
uated last spring from Louisiana State 
University in Library Science. She is now- 
employed as the catalog librarian at 
McX'eese Stat<> College, Lake Charles, La. 

And for our newest member, we have 
a daughter born on December 16 to Dot 
Hmulleii X'eale. Congratulations to the 
proud, proud parents. 

1944 

WAX^TED : a class secretary ! 

Here are a few notes for you to peruse: 
Elizabeth M'l/sor Jordan's second daugh- 
ter, Patricia Kent, was born on N^ovem- 
ber 11 . . . Ann Jordan is secretary to 
the president of the McCormick Tea and 
Spice Company in Baltimore, Md. . . . 
Sara Xair .James writes: "I've somehow 
gotten up to my ears in club work, etc. 
Bill is a member of the State Senate 
(N. C.) this year and I'm trying to live 
in two places at once which is most diffi- 
cult. We 're in Raleigh for four days a 
week and then I have to go home and 
knock myself out trying to do in three 
days what I should have been doing all 
week!" . . . Dottie Cleveland Robb and 
husband announced the birth of a sou, 
Abbott, on Xovember 8. Dottie said, "It 
looks like all of our offspring are W.&L. 
candidates, but I pl:in to steer them to- 
w-ard M.B.C. gals." . . . Mary Grove An- 
derson was married on October 30 to 
William ilontfort Boylan. Mary is living 
in Pittsburgh . . . Frances Suter is regis- 
trar and academic dean at Peace College, 
Raleigh, X. C. 



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TEXTH REUNION 



Class Secretary : l.cirisK I'liif/i .Vf.ii.mN' 
(Mrs. .Icilini, Skvlinc Drive, (den Mills, 
Pa. 

Bv file time that vou get this vour 
TEXTH REUNIOX will probiibly lie in 
full swing! Here is the list of girls who 
wrote me that they hoped to attend. Xe.\t 
issue will carry a full report of activities. 
Wisli you were here! 

Martha Alexander Hall 
Claudine Arney Metz 
.loan Bennett Leskawa 
.leanne Brilt Purdom 
Babs Buel-ey Catlett 
f'-ecile Cage Waved 
Helen Cook McQuilleu 
Bubbles Creasy Lacy 
Anne Daughtrey Harrell 
Margie Earle Baker 
Betty Jo Gardner Dudley 
Marjorie Kincaid Bertok 
Xelwyn Kirby Culbertson 
Celia Lacy 'VVTiallen 
Carol Luflcie Roberts 
Louise McLean Lightner 
Xancy Nettlcton Rood 
Tee Pancake Raukiu 
Louise Plage Neilou 
Rives Pollard Lybrook 
Glendine Seed Meadows 
Beverly Shodes Wilson 
Carol Saulsbiiry Moore 
Babette SeUJiausen Trader 
Sally Smith Metzger 
Emelene Waldeck McKown 
Bette Wines Pettit 
X'ow for the news! 

Martha Alexander Hall, Staunton, 
writes that her stepson, Danny is in 
seventh grade this year ami her little 
girl, Lvnn, started the first grade last 
fall. 

Carol Surre Dunning in St. Clairsville, 
Ohio, requested several addresses and 
wrote she w-as interested in hearing about 
everyone. Her fourth child is 2 years old 
now- and Carol w-rites she has more time 
to write letters, play and be a little bit 
more leisurely about everything. 

Bulibles Creasy Lacy writes she keeps 
bu.sy learning to cook, etc. She and Mac 
are living in South Boston, where Mac 
practices dentistry. 

Margie Earle Baker's son, Jefferey 
Earle, celebrated his birthday on Janu- 
ary 20. Margie and husband Da-vid had 
a wonderful winter vacation in Florida. 
They are living in Baltimore. 

Babs BiK'key Catlett of Richmond 
w-rites that she and Dick have bought 
and are slowly remodeling an old house. 
Ball's daughter, Ross, st:irted school this 
year. Little Ricky is Richanl III. Sally 
Beale Weaver writes from Baltimore that 
her two small boys are keeping her busy. 
Sally Smith Metzger 's leisure is taken 
up by being President of the Ridgewood, 
X". J., Junior Woman 's Club. She and 
Ralph will be in Staunton for the re- 
union. 

Jean Griffith Mitchell of Frankfort, 



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Ky., writes she has two sons, Mark, age 
2," and Craig, 1. Jean's husband is a 
C P A. 

Jeanne Britt Purdom's letter in Feb- 
ruary revealed that "Mary Baldwin 
friends are lasting." Jeanne went to 
Gretna last summer for "Bubbles" 
Creasy 's wedding to M. B. Lacy, Jr. 
While on tour, she called ' ' Sanee ' ' SmnU 
Wade in Faretteville, N. C. This Decem- 
ber, while visiting in Wilmington, Del., 
Jeanne saw Dot Van WinUe Tremame. 
Jeanne's sons, by-the-way, are John, SVs, 
and Bill, 15 months. On February 17, 
Joseph Stuart Rowland, son of Dana 
Sohertson Rowland was born. 

Tee Pancal-e Eaukin and family moved 
into tlieir new home in Mount Holly, 
N. C., last August. Tee's girls are 21/2 
years and 15 months, names Julie and 
kitty. Tee writes that her husband stays 
a very busy general practitioner and 
loves it. Tee 's outside interests are church 
and Medical Auxiliary (made up of 
doctor's wives in the county). 

Butch Neisler Timberlake, Matthews, 
J^. C, spent almost a week in Staunton 
last fall. Butch took Tim and Eobyn and 
they loved it— they spent three days on 
the" campus and the baby sitter situation 
was perfect — the girls in Riddle just took 
over ! We are so proud of Butch 's recent 
election to the Board of Trustees. 

Louise McLean Lightner wrote from 
Tampa, Fla., that Jim's next engineer- 
ing job win take them to Houston. Edith 
Kay is 5, and in kindergarten. Val is 2 
and Jimmy, the baby, was born in Octo- 
ber. 

It 's such a joy to hear from girls that 
haven 't sent news in years. Have lots of 
news from our Texas friends. I had a 
newsy letter from Dot Heep Larson while 
she was en-route to Colorado from her 
home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Dot and 
husband were contacting a contractor to 
do some remodeling on their summer 
cabin in the movmtains. Dot's children 
are Jane, 8, Larry 4, and Rickey, 1. 
Dot writes they are all blue-eyed blondes 
and fuU of vim, vigor, and devilment. 
Dot is president of the Junior Woman 's 
Club in Pacific Palisades — ' ' a very eager, 
active bunch of young married gals. ' ' 

Frances LocVhart Jackson writes from 
Wichita Falls that she has a new baby 
girl. Eloise Lenoir Jackson arrived Au- 
gust 26, 19.54, much to the delight of her 
mother, father, and two big brothers. 
Cecile Cage Wavell of Corpus Christi, 
Texas, writes that her big news is her 
family. Pamela 10, Cage 6, Claire 
18 months, and Zoe, 6 months. Cecile 's 
three daughters are all going to Mary 
Baldwin. 'The little ones have not been 
enrolled as yet, but Pamela was enrolled 
at the tender age of .3 months! Cage is 
going to V.M.I. Besides her family, Ce- 
cUe's other activities are Church, .Junior 
League, and Cotillion. Cecile adds that 
she would like to hear from anyone in 
the vicinity of Corpus Christi. Carol 
SauXsbury Moore's new address is Crest- 
dale, R.D. 2, Lancaster, Pa. Carol has 
Vjeen in touch with Joan Bennett Les- 
kawa on plans for the reunion, and Carol 
adds she is really looking forward to it. 

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Anne Sims Smith writes she lives "be- 
hind" the Art Building, as the Mary 
Baldwin girls say. Simsie keeps busy car- 
ing for Mac 2, and Emily, 1. She hopes 
to see many girls at the reunion and 
writes that there are so many new things 
for everyone to see at Mary Baldwin. 

Sylvia Finley WiUis' new address is 
555 Broadway, Hastings - on - Hudson, 
N. Y. Sylvia writes that her husband 
and three children hated leaving Hous- 
ton. Sylvia requested Jean McArthur 
Davis' address. We should like to hear 
from you too, Jean! 

Keep the news rolling in. How about 
writing us about j'our summer vacations 
for the Fall News Letter? 

1946 

Class Secretarv: Jane Darden Britt 
(Mrs. Tilman),'216 Grace Street, Mt. 
Airy, N. C. 

Richard Joseph Reynolds Learj' is the 
new son of Donn and Bettie Lee Eeynolds 
Leary, born January 9, 1955. Bettie Lee 
writes tliat Donn has been transferred to 
Charlotte, N. C, and she and the 2 chil- 
dren will follow as soon as they can. Do 
let us know your new address — and wel- 
come to the Tar Heel State! 

Joyce Craig Butterworth was very 
prompt in her replj' to my card asking 
for news. Her children are Charles, 7, 
Jane, 4, and Hugh, 8 months. Joj'ce 
writes, ' ' we 're now living in Silver 
Spring, Md., but will leave the end of 
April for San Juan, Puerto Rico to stay 
for 2 j'ears. Ted will do research on a 
disease called Sprue at the Tropical Re- 
search Medical Laboratory there. If any 
classmates should cruise over to Puerto 
Rico, be sure to look us up. Our address 
will be Tropical Research Medical Lab., 
APO 851, New York, N. Y." 

Mabel Fairiants Smith and husband 
had a very nice New Year 's present, a 
little girl! She was born 1:27 a.m., Jan- 
uary' 1st, 1955. Mabel writes, "She was 
12 minutes too late to be Greenville 's 
first baby and just 1 hour and 27 minutes 
too late to be an income tax deduction." 
They named her Kathryn Ingram. 
Mabel's other 2 children are Mark, 7 
and Nancy, 4. 

Jean Baylor Nay writes us that she 
goes back to Staunton two or three times 
a year. Jean 's sister, Sarah Frances Bay- 
lor, is an assistant at the M.B.C. nursery 
school. The Nays moved into their new 
home last May with their two sons, ages 
6 and 4. 

Barbara Wrenn Graves has a son, born 
February 9, 1955. We understand Ann is 
very pleased with her little brother. 

Betty Timberlaie Trippett has just 
moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where her 
liHsband is with the newspaper. They 
have two little ones, John 2, and Beth 1. 

Marilyn We.rt Price and family are 
now in San Antonio, Tex. She has vis- 
ited with Virginia Bridgets Corrigan, 
Martha Bussa Hicks, and also attended 
an alumnae cliapter meeting, held in 
February in San Antonio. The meet- 
ing was at the home of Sally Wilson, 
'41, and there were twelve girls there. 



Martha Bussa Hicks was elected Presi- 
dent — Marilyn said it was so nice to see 
everyone and talk about "M.B.C. Days." 

Rita Hickey Carey's address is 1005 
W. Highland Avenue, Kinston, N. C. 
Rita has 3 children, Rita 10, Joe 8, and 
Jack, Jr., 5. 

By the time tliis goes to press your 
class secretary and husband will be out 
of tlie Air Force and will be settled in 
their new home, 216 Grace Street, Mt. 
Airy, N. C. Please, please, drop a line to 
this address with your news of family, 
trips, etc. — and changes of address. 

POSTSCRIPTS: Lois Mclntyre He- 
bard writes, ' ' I am on the Executive 
Board of the P.T.A. and edit the paper 
that they put out monthly. I also am a 
committee mother for Nancy's Brownie 
Troop "... Ann Mathews has come back 
to Staunton and is working with the 
Staunton-Augusta County Department of 
Public Welfare. For the past six years, 
Ann worked as assistant sales manager 
and buyer in MiUer and Rhodes ', Rich- 
mond, silverware and fine jewelry depart- 
ment . . . Babies for '46 include: sons 
for Maria Jones Palmer and Bertie 
Murphy Doming; and a daughter, Cather- 
ine Moore, for Jean BicMe Smith. 

Last minute addition: a red -head 
daughter is reported by Grace Brauer 
Potter. She was born on April 16 and is 
named Katherine Anne. 

1947 

Class Secretary : Myrna Williams 
Vest (Mrs. James M., Jr.), 3 Beekman 
Road, Wilmington, Del. 

Our news is a little skimpy because 
only one out of ten replied to my cards. 
I know there are several new babies but 
you didn 't send me the vital statistics ! 
Don 't be so secretive. The whole class 
wants to know what's happening to you! 

Courtenay Plaslcitt Hansen has been 
quite busj' working for a law firm in 
Washington and house hunting in Vir- 
ginia with her husband Woodie. She 's 
all set for a class reunion. Hope the rest 
of you will be interested when the time 
comes. Rusty Kearfott Brallej', husband 
Jim, and three children, Sandy 7, Patty 
4, and Andy 2, moved into their wonder- 
ful big new home at 22 Spindletree Road, 
Levittown, Pa. late in November. Beth 
Peed Smyth and Gordon have been in 
their house in Seaford, Del., R.D. #2, 
for a year now. Gordon is working for 
du Pont there. Beth is interested in a 
luncheon get-together with M.B.C. girls 
in this area. If you live within driving 
distance write to Beth or me. 

Emily Hundley was travelling around 
Europe all summer. She must have had 
a wonderful trip. She visited Burney Hay 
Gardner in Edinburgh. Burney and fam- 
ily were in Scotland a year while Allen 
attended New College, University of 
Edinburgh. Thej' returned home Septem- 
ber 15th and are now living in Thomas- 
ville, Ga., where Allen is pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church. Beginning January 
3, Emily began work ^^'ith the Christian 
Religious Education program of the com- 
bined Presbyterian Church TJ.S.-XJ.S.A. 
for the Synod of Kentucky. 

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Miriam Burlltf: Ilelmon is still living 
in Chicago where Boli lias one more year 
before completing his surgical residency 
at Presbyterian Ilospital. She ran into 
Dr. Spelt one day in Chicago. He is now 
with a firm who are psychological con- 
sultants to management. Miriam said he 
looked fine and asked about many mem- 
bers of our class. I had a Cliristn\as note 
from Miss Latimer and she 's off to 
Sweden this summer. 

Betty Lacfii McClure's tliird child 
WUliam Jefferson, Jr. was born in July. 
Dee, 5, and Susan, 3, were thrilled that 
he was a boy. Betty also reported that 
Babs Bixler was married in October but 
I have no details. 

Mary E)wi Weir sent a grand 
"thumbnail sketch" of her activities 
since leaving M.B.C. She graduated from 
the University of California, met her 
husband there and lived in Berkeley for 
three years while doing graduate work 
and teaching nursery school. Later they 
moved to Los Angeles and she taught a 
nursery group of cerebral palsied chil- 
dren until the arrival of her own little 
girl, Kim Elizabeth, now 21 months old. 
Mary hadu"t heard from Sally Beals 
Holzbach for sometime but said last year 
Sally, her husband, and three children 
were living in Japan. 

Pat Eiiitnik Sledge had a visit from 
Chic Deacon Andrews ' sister, Dottie, in 
January. Pat and her daughters were 
alone all fall while David was in Phoenix 
on business. Tip Suminers Hale e.xtends 
an invitation to one and all to come see 
her as you pass through Tennessee. She 
and "Hap" liave bought 15 acres of 
ground just outside Kogersvillc on High- 
way 11-W and will start building this 
spring. Tip has two children, ' ' Chip ' ', 
21 months, and Ann, 6 months. Carla 
Harris Robinson also has two children, 
Robin 5, and Rhea 3. They are in Corpus 
Christi right now but Wayne is in the 
Navy and they are due for another move 
this summer. She has really lived all over 
the country. I promLsted you Tray Vance 
Good's new address in the last News 
Letter. It's 21,'i ilurjihy Street, Holli- 
daysburg. Pa. She's just thirty miles 
al)Ove the Pennsylvania Turnpike so some 
of you Pa. girls should be able to get 
together. 

Mary Bob Hale Hoe's third child, Mar- 
ilyn Morgan, was born October 7, and 
Mary Caperton Armi-itead Bear's little 
daughter was born in Staunton on Feb- 
ruary 3. It is grand to know that we 
have another Mary Caperton! 

Jane Woodward Cappleman and hus- 
band have recently moved into their 
newly completed ranch-style home, in 
Tarzana, Calif. This new development, 
just out of Hollywood, is named for the 
Tarzan stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs 
who wrote them while camping there. 
Jane's daughter, .Tanette Susan, is just 
past six months old now. 

1948 

Class Secretary: Peggy Harris Milli- 
G.\N (Mrs. Frecierick M.), 3818 Mont- 
view Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Wedding bells on April 2 for Betty 

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Roberts and Peter (Pete) Clark Bertel- 
son ! A lovelier time of the year for a 
wedding would be hard to find, and we're 
just pleased as can be over such happy 
news, i'ete was graduated from Carnegie 
Tech and received his master's degree 
in mechanical engineering from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan in February. He 
spent three years with the Navy and now 
is with the Electric Boat Company of 
Groton, Conn. This is the company which 
built The Nanlilux. As for the wedding, 
Betty and Pete were married in Radford 
Presbyterian Church. Attendants were 
Pete's sister, Betty's sister, Margaret 
Boberts Wagoner, '45, and Margaret's 
little girl. At the time of writing Pete 
had found an apartment near (jroton 
right on the shore. Doesn 't that sound 
ideal for summer ? Our best wishes to 
both Betty and Pete! 

Another ideal way to spend the summer 
is being jilanned by Bobby and Pat Coene 
Artnian. They have returned to Beaver, 
Pa., and have bought a farm nearby. 
Come warm weather they will be out 
where all is peace and contentment — well, 
almost ! 

Ann Tynes Weiford and family are 
living in Chicago where her husband has 
a jiosition with the International City 
Managers Association. Ann 's husband 
had been town manager of South Boston. 

Before taking over her new job at the 
Charlotte, X. C, Eye, Ear and Throat 
Hospital in February, Mopsy Pool paid 
ii visit to Merry Key Ellington and fam- 
ily in Atlanta. Merry and Jamie have a 
new address, too, 2075 Dellwood Drive, 
N.W. Merry writes that the home they 
have purchased is white with green shut- 
ters. Know it 's pretty ! 

Rose Harrison certainly stays busy in 
Lynchburg. Any of you mothers needing 
advice on the behavior of your children 
should write to Rose. Seems she is on the 
testing committee connected with the 
testing program of the schools in Lynch- 
burg; and at the time of writing she had 
just lieen moderator for a panel dealing 
with children 's behavior. She also was a 
judge for an art exhibit.. The past three 
years school teacher Rose has had a 
Sunday School class of high school and 
college girls. We're proud of her! 

Liu Rifimrdson Hall's second son, 
Richard Gilmer, was born on October 29. 

'Pewee' Kinder Moncure writes that, 
"Finally we've been transferred and my 
poor southern feet will probably freeze 
in Michigan. John will leave Wilmington 
in eighteen days (middle of April), 
bound for the little town of Montague, 
located on the eastern shore of Lake 
Michigan. I 'm already looking forward 
eagerly to our trip on the train, seeing 
new and strange countryside.'' 

1949 

Class Secretary, Bobbie Minler Barnes 
(Mrs. James C.) 532nd M. I. Batt.aliou, 
APO 46, e/o Postmaster, New York, 
N. Y., c/o Capt. James C. Barnes, Jr. 

It seems very strange indeed to be 
writing you from Germany ! We are all 



tlireo comfortably setth'd now in our new 
ajiartment and are tndy hajipy here. 

1 remarried in November of last year, 
a classmate of Jack's from West Point. 
Nei'dless to say, .Jim is a fine person and 
Ijoth Johnny and I are lucky to have him. 
Jim's been stationed in Germany for a 
year already and we now have until Sep- 
tember 195(5 to see all of this fabulous 
continent we can. Believe me, it's a mag- 
nificent experience, each day a new adven- 
ture. 

Our apartment is in a Government 
operated dependent area near Stuttgart. 
We like to tell people we have a pent- 
house because we live on the fourth floor 
of our building. There is a large play- 
ground and picnic area in our backyard 
which promises to be a lot of fun this 
Spring. To make matters better the com- 
missary and " PX " are just a stone's 
throw from our front door. The city of 
Stuttgart is close too and, as you can 
imagine, I take advantage of this ar- 
rangement to go on an occasional shop- 
ping spree. 

In just the two months I 've been here, 
the three of us have managed to do an 
impressive bit of traveling. Last month 
we went to Garmisch (a gorgeous resort 
in the Bavarian Alps) to try our hand at 
skiing, ice skating and sleighing. Never 
have I seen so much snow! Our little 
Hillman-Minx convertible was entombed 
in snow drifts during most of our stay 
and Jim had to dig it out regularly. 

Two weeks ago, we drove uji to the 
picturesque city of Heidelberg. The uni- 
versity there is especially interesting in 
as much as there are students enrolled 
from all over the world. The great Heidel- 
berg Castle is another embellishment to 
the city 's intrinsic charm. Over 300 years 
were taken to build the structure and the 
beauty of its architecture is truly an in- 
spiration. The wine c-ellar provides the 
most spectacular view for the tourists' 
eyes, however — an enormous keg capable 
of holding 50,000 (sic) gallons of wine! 

To make all you housewives jealous 
I 'II mention Elizabeth, my maid. She 
works full time and can do just about 
anytliing. Domestic help in Germany is 
almost absurdly cheap so I decided to 
take full advantage of the situation, 
while I can. I just know it will make me 
lazy but really I eouldn 't pass it up 
(could you?). 

Ev Lacy Nance sent me some good 
news the other day. Her mother and her 
sister, Jlay, sailed for France February 
oth. Hope Jim and I can get together 
with them in Paris or liave them come 
over to see us in Stuttgart. Ev and Bully 
are building a new home right across the 
street from Ev's mother. They plan to 
move in by June and Ev is beside herself 
with excitement. 

Margaret Hooks Wilson tells me her 
family is well. She and Rollin were in 
New York in March for a toy fair. Did 
Rollin take you to Nedick 's to celebrate 
your fifth wedding anniversary, Margf 
Hee, hee. 

Betty McCluer Alderson and family 
have moved into a new home south of 
Miami. Tommy is practicing law as well 

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as fl^i'ing for an airline. Betty lias her 
hands full with Marshall, 4 years and 
Betty 2yo years. 

I had a Christmas note from Mary 
Allen Fhillips Indenee. She has two chil- 
dren; Jeff and Pattie Allen. 

Mere«r Pendleton Watt and family will 
be going to Thomasville, Ga., on July 1st 
where Vance will be a "preceptor" in 
surgery for a year. 

Kitty Makepeace Bradford and her 
family were home from Hawaii for a 
short" visit but have returned for two 
more years (rough'?). Kitty's husband 
is responsible for the English program 
of grades seven thru twelve. Brad says 
Kitty has a harder job than he keeping 
their- two children fed and happy. 

I hear that Katherine Fotts Wellford 
has her second son and Frances Wilhelm 
Dorgan reports that it's a second son for 
her also born in October. Mr. and Mrs. 
Larry A vent (Margaret Ann Newman) 
had a visit from the stork in January — 
the baby's name, Margaret Ashley; and 
a pink ribbon to Betty Farrington Fele- 
gara for Susan Elizabeth. 

Betty Euff was awarded an advance 
master of music degree from the Univer- 
sity of Eochester, Rochester, N. Y., in 
November. She is now a member of the 
faculty of Roliert E. Lee High School in 
Staunton. 

This is it for now. Please write during 
the Summer so that I'll, have lots of 
news for our Fall issue. Love to each of 
you. 

1950 



FIFTH KETJNION 



Class Secretary: Kate Scott Jacob 
(Mrs. N. W.), Onaneock, Va. 

The Class of 1950 certainly deserves a 
hail from me because you have been so 
wonderful about writing me so much 
news — Do keep it up. 

Could you help us find Eugenia Bush, 
Peggy Myan Kelley, Johanna Van Brunt 
* Prince; all seem to be lost and we would 
like to know something about them. 
Patty Marsh Belleville writes, ' ' that 
Libby Mitchell, '48, is doing social work 
in "Welch, West Virginia, and plans a 
June wedding. Betty Burnette Hawes 
was married three years ago and is now 
being a housewife after working while 
her husband finished Marshall College. 
Helen Hord Testerman has a son — Ed- 
ward Eoss Testerman — born last July 
and they are living in Eogersville, Tenn. 
Judy Judge Hawthorne has a son who 
will be 2 in August and who keeps her 
mighty busy. Jo Westley Lucas has a 
daughter, Eobin, who was 3 in November 
and attends nursery school — also a son, 
John Carter, who was born last August. 
Joe is a University professor in Chicago. 
Ellen Schwartz teaches in Silver Spring, 
Md." Patty and her husband visited 
Jean Webster Southall in October and 
says they had a darling apartment at the 
foot of the Catskill mountains. Patty, 
besides writing newsy letters, leads a 
busy life being a housekeeper and hold- 



ing a job in Yardley, Pa. She is Record- 
ing Secretary of the Trenton, N. J., 
branch of the A. A. U. W., works in the 
Junior Civic Club and plays in the semi- 
monthly bridge club. 

Jean Webster Southall says Larry was 
released from the Air Force a year ago 
and worked for du Pont in New York, 
but has been transferred to Columbia, 
S. C. They have two sons, Robert Web- 
ster, who was born November 30 and 
L. T., who was 2 in November. Her new 
address is 4719 Datura Road, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Nancy Finch Pierson proudly an- 
nounced the birth of her daughter, Car- 
ol_Yn Clark on November 20. 

Virginia Rosen Strickler's husband has 
accepted a position With the Fred Henry 
Funeral Home in Staunton and now they 
live at 125 Church Street there. They 
have a son, Mark Rosen, born January 
21, 1954. 

Mary Sue Gochenour Powlkes has a 
cute little daughter, Susanna Dunn, who 
will be 2 in June. Mary Sue sings with 
the church choir, does Garden Club w-ork 
besides the jobs that go with housekeep- 
ing. 

Marilyn Simpson WDliams is living in 
Montgomery, Ala., while her husband 
works on his Ph.D. at the Air University 
Library at Maxwell Air Force Base. She 
has a job but also tends to Julianne 
Moores Williams, who was born May 2, 
1954, and is their "pride and joy." 
Marilyn hopes some other M.B.C. girl 
nearby will look her up. Hope Ben does 
finish the dissertation in August, Marilyn. 

Thank you, Mrs. Brown, for writing 
us about Sarah Catherine. She is now 
Mrs. Valentine W. R. Smith, III and lives 
in Alexandria, Virginia. They have one 
daughter, Catherine Barrett Smith, born 
August 9, 1954. 

Loic Vick Owens brings us up to date 
on her doings nicely. She was married 
February 16, 1951, before Charles went 
into the Navy again. He was released in 
January, 1953, and went back to school. 
Loie received her degree in May that 
year and Charles Vick Owens was born 
December 26, 1953. Charles is a lawyer 
in Wliarton, Texas, and Loie teaches 
English and typing in High School and 
sponsors the school paper. They have 
ver3' recently moved into a new house. 

An interesting letter from Adriane 
Eeim Lyman tells us that they have 
moved from Summit to Westfleld, N. J., 
into a new house, which is still in the 
"being decorated" stage. Judy, who is 
almost 2, is of no assistance, says 
Adriane, except to give colds to Gwen 
Gardner, who was born August 20, 1951. 
She says Doris McClary Rollins lives in 
Summerton, N, J., now. 

Exciting news from Emme Wingate: 
She was married on April 27 to Richard 
Gatling Hawn, a "nice New York Yan- 
kee and an engineer. ' ' They will live 
near Camden, N. J. We wish you much 
happiness, Emme. Emme bumped into 
Bobba Woolverton, '52, on her way home 
from a European tour. 

More news via Emme: Bonnie Bland 
Cromwell is living in Waco, Texas, and 



had a baby boy, Howard Rhea, just be- 
fore Christmas; Babs Taylor Shults had 
a second child Elizabeth Gay born Jan- 
uary 4th. 

Clara Jane Burroughs McFarlin sends 
news of our lost soul, Pat Bailey, except 
for the address. She says Pat was mar- 
ried last August to Alan Shaw from 
Asheville. Pat works on the Asheville 
paper with the society section and enjoys 
her work. Clara saw Virginia Smith Mas- 
sey during the holida.ys and reports that 
the Masseys have recently moved into a 
very modern and attractive new house. 
They have one son. Bill. Clara is working 
as a secretary in the Horticulture De- 
partment of Purdue University while her 
husband works on his doctorate in Chem- 
istry. Dick will go in the service when he 
receives his doctorate in September. 
Clara gets along fine after her bout 
with polio. She took physical therapy 
treatments at Emory Hosi^ital in At- 
lanta, where she worked on the business 
staff and had a wonderful experience 
being nearby with 20 other girls in a big 
dormitory. 

Eleanor Townes Leath says that Nancy 
Carn Brautigan has two girls, Marsha 3 
and Nan a year old. "Teenie" Shaw 
Simmons has three children, two boys 
and a girl. ' ' Teenie ' ' had polio but no 
crippling effects. Newell Martin Croy 
has a boy and a girl. Lots of news, 
Eleanor! 

Hannah Todd is working as an organic 
chemist at the Kettering Foundation in 
Yellow Springs, Ohio. She has been ac- 
cepted at the Medical School of the Uni- 
versity of Rochester for fall 1955. 

Another mother to the rescue is Mrs. 
Williamson. She wrties that Harriet is 
married to Dr. Lewis D. Thorp who is 
associated with Parkview Hospital at 
Rocky Mount, N. C. They have a 19 
month old son, Lewis Sumner, III. 

Ann Jones has just taken an exciting 
trip to California with a friend. Other- 
wise, she works in Richmond for the 
G. F. C. Corporation. 

Mary Emma Carpenter Graham and 
her husband live in Drexel Hill since her 
husband was discharged from the Air 
Force and he attends the Drexel Insti- 
tute of Technology. 

Joan Mertz returned last June after 
spending three j'ears in Europe. She now 
has a lovely apartment in Washington 
and works for a large travel agency. 
She lunched with Nancy Kirchner during 
the holidays and reports that Betsy 
Knott Knight is doing social work again. 

A most wonderful letter from Nancy 
Kirchner is full of joy in her job as a 
worker in Girl Scouting in Winchester. 
The job requires lots of traveling besides 
working with 700 girls from 7-17. She 
represented Marj' Baldwin at the inaugu- 
ration of the new president of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. She also works in 
the Church Circle, A.A.U.W., the Epsilon 
Sigma Alpha sorority for young mothers 
and working girls, the Welfare Council 
and other organizations. We are proud 
of you, Nancy. Betty Gwaltney Shutte, 
'52, lives nearbj' and Nancy says their 
son is adorable. 



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Jo Hunt was married to Dr. Rolicrt 
Palmer last June ami they are making 
their home in Shreveport, La. Barbara 
Tajilor Shnltz was her matron of honor. 
Barbara lives in I.ittle Rock ami has a 
son and daughter. On February 25. 19.54, 
a son, Rieliard, was horn to Barbara 
Pat/ne Xolan. In June they moved from 
Xew Jersey to Charleston, W. Va., where 
they have purchased a home. 

Patsy AUinxon Turner has a daughter 
lioru in July. Her husbaml is in the .\ir 
Foree stationed in Salina, Kan. 

Gini 7io.sc Hagee stopjieil teaching in 
January, 19.54, and things hare moved 
quickly since. Says Gini, ' ' We had a 
baby girl, Virginia Lee, on the 9th of 
June and on June 21st, we moved into 
our new home. ' ' Their home is in Uni- 
versity City where they were both born 
and raised. They are ' ' do-it-yourself- 
er "s" now and having fun. She says 
Jean Deiore Calhoun has three children 
now, the last was a boy born July 9th. 

Betty Hi ndt rsoii Balsingame's hus- 
band works for Sun Oil Company in 
Dallas and Betty works hard running 
after Jack, .Jr., who is 17 months oliL 

Sunshine Joiir.^ Thompson gets M.B.C. 
homesick ton sometimes. She and Ed live 
in Montgomery and Sun.shine says, "I 
think I 've won the prize for the most 
children. I have Sally 3, Eddie 2, and 
Irby Jones 1." She says that she is the 
only one of her Montgomery gals left as 
Betty Bailey is married to George Shir- 
ley and is living in Tuscaloosa and has 
a little Bet.sy who is 2. Evelyn Matthews 
is now Mrs. Glenwood Piersou and living 
in Decatur, Alabama. Elia Durr married 
James M. Buck and moved north to Bryn 
Mawr, Pa. 

Sad news from Penny West Covington 
and Hewitt. Hewitt, Jr., was born De- 
cember 2(1, 1953, a strong, healthy child, 
but on February 26, 1954, he died, a 
piece of cereal lodged in his windpipe 
while he was sleeping. We are ail so 
sorry. Penny. Hewitt graduated from 
University of Virginia Law School in 
February and has accepted a position in 
Atlanta. Good luck! 

Kent IVi/siir Ivey 's husband returned 
from Korea in time to spend Christmas 
with Kent, Cynthia 2, and Franklin Wy- 
sor, who was 1 in November. They are 
now living at Fort Benning. 

Marion Rixliii/ McGinnis lives in Dal- 
las, Tex., while Albert is a student in 
Southwestern Medical School. They have 
a little John Roddy McGinnis, who ^s•a.s 
born October 26, 1950. 

Anne Faw Bernard is busy with her 
new home in Fairfax and her new daugh- 
ter. Congratulations Anne. 

Morganton, X. C, is the new home of 
Louise Harwell Fanjoy. Jack is adver- 
tising manager at Drexel Furniture Com- 
pany at Drexel, X. C. Louise taught the 
6th grade last year in Marion, but is now 
staying home with little Al who is three 
and all boy. Wheat Shahan Wilcox i.s in 
Atlanta as "Bub"" is in medical school 
there. 

Bunny A.slibi/ Furrh reports that she 
has moved 13 times since she was mar- 
ried in 1950. They are at present at 



Port Huenenie, Calif., where her husb.and 
is a full lieutenant on a guided missile 
submarine. Bunny saw Donna Daii-i 
Brown, '51, not long ago. Leland is 
stationed there and the Davises have a 
son about a year old. 

It seems impossible that five years 
have passed since we left Mary Baldwin 
and all our friends, and wouldn't it bo 
fun to get together again. We can all do 
just that the week-end of May 28th at 
our 5th reunion. Do try to find a sitter 
for the children and go so that we can 
make it a real success. Many of you have 
mentioned it anil are looking forward 
to it. Harriet is making plans and there 
is to be a dinner on Saturday night at 
the Triangle. She suggests that you 
send pictures of yourself and children, 
even those attending, so that we might 
have a scrapbook made. Send them to 
her — Mrs. Lawrence K. Rc-ynen, 163 Cot- 
tage Road, Wyckoff, X. J.' 

1951 

Class Secretary: Pat HoxhnU J.\cow.\y 
(Mrs. John), 3201st AF Hospital, Eglin 
AFB, Fla. 

The few weeks when I received most 
of these letters from you all were won- 
derful. I 'm just afraid if any of you 
realized how much fun it is to hear from 
your classmates, some of whom you 
haven 't seen since our freshman year, 
you would take my new job away from 
me. Please keep the letters coming when 
you have something to report or even 
when you don 't, 'cause it will be time 
for the next issue before you know it. 
I sent cards to everyone in the class 
asking for news so if you didn't get one, 
it 's because we didn 't have your correct 
address. Please let the alumnae office 
or me know when you move. 

I have the best news I 've ever had to 
report about myself this time. On Xo- 
vember 27th, I married Dr. John Jaco- 
way of Chattanooga. We are thrilled to 
death about living in Florida where John 
is stationed with the Air Force. Charlotte 
Jaekxon Lunsford and .Jean Atkinson 
were two of my bridesmaids, and A. B. 
Potts, Lucy Jones, '52, and Georgia 
Roberts, '53, helped serve at the recep- 
tion. Georgia is now working in Memphis 
as a teller at the First Xational Bank. 
A. B. plans delightful trips for people 
at the A&I Travel Bureau. 

Charlotte Jnekson Lunsford is now- 
living in Madison, Wis., where Lew is 
interning at Wisconsin General. Lew has 
been accepted for a residency in internal 
medicine there beginning in June, that 
is, if he is not called by the Xavy first. 
They enjoyed the winter sports, par- 
ticularly ice-skating and tobogganing. 
Charlotte works part time for a general 
practitioner and models at a department 
store. 

Joan Bradley i.s leading an exciting 
life now. .She is living in Xew York and 
is a stewardess for Pan-American. She 
said that right now her monthly schedule 
is as follows: two trips to San Juan, 
Puerto Rico and then a 12 day trip from 
Xew York all the wav to Buenos Aires, 



.\rgentina, stopping for layovers in 
Caracas, Venezuida, Rio, and Port of 
Spain, Trinidad. She said it is wonderful 
seeing jilaces she never dreamed of be- 
fore. 

Martha Frierson Hallett was full of 
news of herself and others too. Marty 
and Bill moved into a new home just out- 
side the city limits of Greenville, S. C, 
the last of October. Xot only a new house 
last vear, but a new member of the fam- 
ily, Patricia (Patty) Hallett, born April 
15th, 1954. Marty said that Winifred 
Boggs, '54, the Mary P,aldwin field repre- 
sentative, was in Greenville in January. 
Betty Stall had a coke party for the local 
M.B.C. girls and prospective students. 
Ethel Smeak, '53, Joan BagUy Lane, 
'50, Jane Frierson Snipes, '46, were 
among those present. Marty saw Patsy 
Wilson when Patsy stopped by Green- 
ville last fall en route from .\tlanta to 
Richmond where she is now working. 

There seem to be lots of people in our 
class with new homes. Joan /?»# Chiles, 
whose husbaml Buck is with the Sherwin- 
Williams Paint Company, has a new home 
in Greenville, S. C. She said there is noth- 
ing more fun than planning and decorat- 
ing a new home. Joan has a little girl, 
Donna Buff Chiles, who was 3 on April 
25th. Joan was in Betty Covington's 
wedding in June, '53, when Betty mar- 
ried Frank Bailey. She thinks they are 
living in Kinsale, Va. now. Sally Cox 
was in the wedding and is teaching nur- 
sery school now in Alexandria, Va. 

It was wonderful hearing from Xancy 
KiinUr Carey who lives all the way out 
in Spokane, Wash. Henry is in the Air 
Force but will be out in September. 
Xancy is teaching a combination iJnd 
and 3rd grade. Y'ou asked if there were 
any others of the M.B.C. girls living out 
vour way, Xancy. As far as I know you 
are the only one in our class anywhere 
near there except for Betty Fink Schill- 
ing and Donna Varis Brown who live in 
California, ilaybe the ;\lumnae office can 
tell you of some. 

Speaking of Donna, she and Leland 
are living in Oxnard, Calif., where he is 
stationed with the Xavy. They have a 
little girl, Kathy. Betty Finl- Schilling is 
living in Hayward, Calif. We hear that 
she ha.s ;i little girl. Kathy, who was 3 
in April. 

Anne Marlley Harrity moved to Sun- 
bury, Pa., last spring. Her husband 
Grant is preparing to build a new church 
so is quite busy. And then Anne is kept 
occupied by 3 year old Pat, but still has 
time for art lessons every week and a 
Brownie troop. 

Mina Hill Parker and Billy are living 
in Greenwood, Miss. 

Did vou notice the picture of the darl- 
ing little girl holding the doll — well, she 
is Christie Fry and belongs to Fonda 
Teufel. Fonda said that Brent has 
reached the doctorat*- level in tlie field 
of Speech at the State I^niversity of 
Iowa and that she can keep a close eye 
on him bec:uise she is departmental sec- 
retary for Speech there. 

P.atty Andrew Goodson and Royden 
are most proud of their little Patricia 



Alumx.ve News Letter 



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Randolph ivhom they call "Eanny, " 
born August 26, 1954. Patty says she's 
' ' as good as gold. ' ' 

Mary Elizabetli (Bidley) Evans Bob- 
inson, became Mrs. Eobinson on the 5th 
of March. ' ' Jack " is a Washington boy 
who 's a public relations man for one of 
the local TV stations. "Bidley'' started 
her internship at Children's Hospital in 
■Washington on April 1. Patty Mann 
Burr, '52 -n-as Bidley 's matron-of-honor. 
Anne Poole, A. D. McMichael Muenzer, 
and Pat Stewart CUfford, '53, were there. 
Bidley has completed the classwork for 
her Ph.D. in clinical psychology' at Pur- 
due. She now has to serve a year 's in- 
ternship and write her dissertation before 
graduation. 

Mitzi Vicl- Shaw reports a fine family. 
Dick is settled in his law practice in Fort 
Smith, Ark., and Janet, 4, is in nursery 
school, and Bruce is 2. 

A card was sent to Nina Norvell Mast- 
man, but it was answered by her mother. 
The following information \vill show why 
Nina 's mother had to be her secretary. 
On August 1, 1953, Nina married D. 
Richard Mastman and they are now 
living in Pompano Beach, Fla. On Sep- 
tember 12, 1954, twin daughters were 
born and their names are Nina Fallon 
and Wendell (Wendy). 

Pat Siee Shoemaker and Evan are in 
business in Richmond. Evan is president 
of Cinderella Cleaners and Launderers, 
Inc., and Pat is secretary-treasurer. They 
must be kept busy as they also have two 
children, Diane, 3 months, and Barry, 
1% years. Pat said they see Betsy Bearer 
Sutton and John quite often. Betsy and 
John were married in August and Betty 
Stall was in the wedding. 

After graduation from college, Martha 
McMullan Aasen worked in New York 
for three years and was news editor for 
McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. On Novem- 
ber 25th, 1954, Martha married Larry 
Aasen who is from North Dakota but is 
working in New York with the public 
relations department of New York Life 
Insurance Co. After a honeymoon in 
Haiti, Martha settled down to keeping 
house and loves it! She has been elected 
president of the New York alumnae chap- 
ter and says she knows that will be a 
good way to keep up with Mary Baldwin. 

Betty Berger Fulgham has a little girl, 
Emily Anne, who was a year old in Feb- 
ruary. Mary Carolyn Boilers Jutson has 
a son, Robin, born October 10. 

Betty Anne Williams Bradford and 
Ralph are having a wonderful experience 
as they are stationed for three years in 
Germany. They plan to see all of Europe 
while they are there. Their daughter, 
Elizabeth Connor, whom thev call Beth, 
was born last August 13. 

We hear that Margaret Trawich Star- 
ratt and Robert are living in Polk City, 
Fla., where he is connected with the pub- 
lic schools. 

That's all the news for now, hut let's 
all plan to come to our fifth reunion in 
'56. Get time off from work, talk your 
husband into doing without you for a few 
days, get a baby-sitter or' whatever it 
takes for you to make the trip, but do 



plan to come as it should be a wonderful 
experience. Those of you who plan to 
come, let nie know and in the next issue 
I '11 put a list of those coming — maybe 
tliat will inspire others. See j'ou next 
issue. 

POSTSCRIPTS: Marilyn Walseth 
Gans reports the birth of Robert Daniel 
Jr., on October 14; Marty Kline and 
Harvey Reese Chaplin, Jr., were married 
on Thanksgiving Day; Barbara Conlon 
(Mrs. Guido Mieseher) tells of a wed- 
ding trip last May, with most time spent 
in Switzerland, her husband 's home. 

1952 

Class Secretary: Flossie Wimierly 
Bellinger (Mrs. Frank R.), 1046 Ridge 
Ave., Evanston, Illinois. 

'Tis time again for another news re- 
port on our class — and my thanks are 
again expressed for all your wonderful 
help. So let us be on with the news : 

I received a nice card from Lady In- 
graliam Westcott. She and Jack have two 
cliildren — John aged 2% and Diane aged 
1^/^. Lady said that they planned to 
move to Connecticut in the late Fall — 
so do let us have your new address . . . 
Betty Todd Compo writes that she and 
Louis are now living in Pensacola with 
their two children — Christine Elizabeth 
2% and Patricia Ellen 1 year . . . Also 
living in Pensacola are Martha Marcus 
Wray and husband. Martha 's husband is 
in flight training and they plan to be 
there for another year or so. 

Lucy Jones writes that she is the ca- 
reer girl in Memphis. She is still in radio 
work and just loves it . . . Peggj- Shel- 
ton is very busy as the private secretary 
to a company president. However, she has 
time for a nice trip to New York . . . 
Teacliing English and social studies to 
high school juniors and seniors keeps 
Mitty MeClung on the go. It seems that 
she also sponsors several organizations 
plus numerous other activities. From Dot 
Payne 's card it sounds as though she is 
as busy as Mitty with extracurricular 
activities. Dot continues to teach math 
at Marion College and loves her work 
there. Last summer Dot did some grad- 
uate work at Duke and she may continue 
her studies there this summer. 

A nice note was received from Nancy 
McMillan Gray. She was married last 
year to John David Gray and they are 
now living at Buckroe Beach, Va. Nancy 
is very busy teaching fourth grade in 
Hilton Village . . . Another marriage 
which is news to us is that of Joan Hut- 
cheson and Edwin Poulnot. She is living 
in Charleston, S. C, where Edwin is a 
department store executive. Ruth Harri- 
son Quillen is busy as a housewife and 
manager of an advertising agency in 
Waynesboro. 

Patty Stafford Daniel writes that she 
is very busy with her two girls, Anne 3 
and Beth li/n. She talked recently with 
Irene Barry Reilly, and Irene and Dick 
love living in Ft. Lauderdale. I'm most 
envious of them . . . Anne Person Baylor 
and Elmore are now settled in their new 
home. Among their first guests were 
Patty Mann Burr and husband Sam. 



Patty and Sam are now settled in Char- 
lottesville. Sam has been released from 
the Service and is in private business. 
Patty has also seen Nancy Jones Lee and 
Ed who are living there. What fun they 
must be having together! 

Nippy Watson Scott says that she and 
Stan will be stationed for awhile yet at 
Ft. Campbell, Ivy. Stan hopes to go to 
language school in California later on in 
the j'ear . . . Betsy Booth wrote a nice 
long letter and it was very much appre- 
ciated. Betsy is very busy with her second 
grade "charges." Elsie Nelms Nash 
writes that Betsy and Ann Paulett are 
planning a trip to Europe this summer. 
Now, do let us hear about your journey. 
. . . Emily Mitchell is enjoying her social 
work . . . Betsy Knott Knight, '50, works 
with her in Winston-Salem . . . Mary 
Porter Phinizy Vann and husband Mott 
are still living near Augusta, and they 
see a good bit of Jessica Gilliam Claus- 
sen and Ward. Jessica writes that she 
likes living in Augusta, and at present 
she is very busy fixing up their cottage. 

I think that Betty Floyd GriflRng 
should receive an award for her letter 
because Betty is living in Wiesbaden, 
Germany. Husband ' ' Skeet ' ' will be sta- 
tioned there until June, 1956, and they 
have been fortunate enough to travel 
cjuite extensively. I just wish that I 
could print all of Betty's letter. Many 
thanks for your news, Betty . . . Ruth 
Ann Worth Puckett 's husband has been 
sent to Korea but is due back in the Fall 
. . . Carline Lobits Shepperd is very busy 
trying to get settled in their new home 
and teach fourth grade at the same time! 
. . . Janet Bussell Bradley has two busy 
jobs — that of lab technician and house- 
wife . . . Mary Lamoni Wade is the new 
treasurer of the alumnae group in Rich- 
mond. Congratulations to you, Mary . . . 
I saw Annie B. Brown last November 
and did we have a gab session ! Annie 
B. loves her work as D.R.E. in an Albany, 
Ga., church. 

Patsy Murphey has just had a nice 
trip through Virginia and the East. In 
New York she visited Pat Young who is 
studying and working there. Patsy also 
visited M.B.C. and Margaret King Stan- 
ley in Arlington. Margaret writes that 
she is quite busy teaching fourth grade. 
Her husband is in the Navy there. Patsy 
says that you, Margaret, were chosen as 
one of the outstanding teachers in Ar- 
lington. Congrats to you ! . . . Margaret 
Kyle Hopkins, husband Wally, and 
daughter Pamela, aged 9 months, will be 
returning to Texas to live soon as WaUy 
will be discharged from the Service. Mar- 
garet says that .To Ann McClancy is now 
Mrs. Perry McFaddin. Do let us hear 
from you, Jo Ann . . . Dottie Smith 
Purse 's husband has returned from over- 
seas and they are now settled in Long 
Beach. Dottie writes that Kat Hatley 
Young and E. P. now have a second little 
boy, E. Paul Young III. Mary Jane Gray 
Hurley and Joe continue to live in Mor- 
rilton, Ark. Their son, Edwin Gray, was 
born March 4th . . . Susannah Tucker 
Rathbun is now in Houston. Tlianks for 
all this news, Dottie . . . Our thanks are 



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due Anne Toole Cottiiigliam for sondinR 
us so, so many curriMit aildri'sses on our 
class. Thanks "so niucli . . . Botsy Scu-iird 
Totty and Kil liavo another [irceious girl 
aged 1 year. Ketsy is very busy with 
eivie work as well as trying to get set- 
tled in their new home . . . Anne Stonj 
Jlarvin is kept very busy by her 21/2 year 
old boy. Anne says that Betty WiUetts 
Fowler, husband .Jim and daugliter have 
just returned from Germany. 

In the "new arrival" department we 
have some good news. Frances Morton 
Sumner and husband Bill have a little 
girl, Jane Cassell, liorn October 11th. 
Frances writes that Jane is quite a big 
girl now . . . Laura HiUhouxc C'adwal- 
lader and Robert are the proud parents 
of Robert Brooke, Jr., born November 
1st . . . Another November 1st baby is 
Charles Henry Schuttc, son of Betty 
Gwaltneii Schutte and Charlie. I must 
thank Betty also for some other news, 
and that is, that Xancy Curdts is now 
Mrs. Peyton Pollard. Do let us hear 
from you, Xancy. 

Jane Spann Mason writes that her 
husband is at present teaching at the 
University of Alabama ; however, he is 
planning to go into industry. Jane says 
that their little girl. Lib, 20 months old, 
is really a haml full. Other news from 
Jane is that Joyce Acker Ratliff and her 
husband are now at the University of 
Alabama where .Jimmy is finishing law 
school. Micky Foil Owen, husband Paul, 
and son Paul, Jr., are now in Wisconsin. 

It seems that our class has a propen- 
sity toward medicine and I shall now 
give some examples of this — Joy Chapo- 
ton is engaged to .Jack Ramsey, a junior 
in medical school. They are planning a 
June wedding . . . .Judy Valz is now en- 
gaged to John Russell Good, a medical 
student in Richmond . . . Diane Triiett 
Roberts is teaching third grade while Al 
finishes his internship in Dallas. .\1 hopes 
to do a residency beginning in July if 
the Army doesn 't catch him first ! . . . 
Alice ffo.s-.s'Aop/ Hamlett and Lu are in 
Pittsburgh where IjU is in residency and 
Alice is in nursing . . . .Jane Woodruff 
Lucas is working in San Francisco while 
Ted finishes his intern.ship there. Jane 
says they hope to return to X'ew Orleans 
this summer for Teil 's residency ; how- 
ever they fear that the Army will take 
him . . . W"e will be moving in .June to 
Cleveland where Frank will begin his 
internship. However, please keep your 
news coming in. I would suggest that you 
send your news to the alumnae office for 
the present and I will send you my new- 
address as soon as possible. 

It has been fun chatting with you all 
again — and I do want to say how much 
I appreciate your fine cooperation. Keep 
up the good work — and keep the letters 
coming ! 

POSTSCRIPTS: Xew babies for the 
class of 19.52 include: Susan Joy, daugh- 
ter of Pat Klein Manton, born December 
16; and Frederick Charles, III, son of 
Lynn Lytfon Hanier, born on Februarv 
14. 



1953 

Class Secretary, Marg.vret G.^rrett, 
Mary Baldwin College. 

Since the last issue of the X'ews 
IjETTER several members of our class have 
paid M.B.C. a visit. In early fall Dora 
McDonald and Patsy Murphey, '52, 
sto]ipeil en route home to Texas from 
X'ew York, and just before the Christmas 
holidays Meg Dunbar Turner brought her 
younger sister bv to see the college. Kitty 
and Bill McClintock (Kitty Gorrott Mc- 
C'lintock that is ) paused here long enougli 
to say hello during one of their many 
Navy moves. Bill has been permanently 
attached to a squadron in Quonset Point, 
R. I., as an Air Intelligence Officer and 
thev plan to live near Providence until 
he gets out of the Xavy in 1957. Kitty 
also brought us word of her former room- 
mate, Pat Cook Jackson. Pat and Ed are 
now living in Orlando, Fla., where Ed is 
stationed in the Air Force. 

I was surprised to see the postmark 
Caml)ridge, Md., on a letter from Ann 
Fitch. Ann explained, however, that she 
has been ki'pt busy teaching art in the 
Cambridge High School this year and 
has thoroughly enjoyed living in Mary- 
land. 

X'elle McCants has been living in Co- 
lumbia, S. C, while teaching this year 
and at this point is more than busy mak- 
ing plans for her June wedding. 

News from Kay Samaras Hampers is 
that she and George will be headed Vir- 
ginia way once again. George finishes 
pharmacy school in Pittsburgh this June 
and will enter graduate school at the 
Medical College of Virginia in August. 
Jane Tucker is doing graduate work 
in French in Washington, D. C, this 
vear. She and Anne Poole, '51, share an 
apartment at 1743 Harvard Street, Wash- 
ington. 

In Lancaster, Pa., Marcia Mumnui has 
been teaching at the Lancaster School of 
Music. 

This year should prove to be an excit- 
ing one for Peggy Gignilliat Carswell 
who will be living in Germany while John 
is stationed there. Meanwhile Jeanne 
Belle Sherrill Boggs and husband. Bob, 
are getting .settled in Statesville, X. C, 
upon becoming civilians once again, and 
the same is true out in Minnesota for the 
McBriens (X'atalie Johnson). 

Sunday, February 6, was the wedding 
day of Delia Sprong and Michael Arlen 
Reid in Houston. Just about two weeks 
later was another ' ' class wedding ' ' — 
that of Laura Hays and Broox Garrett 
Holmes. Laura and husband are now liv- 
ing in Virginia while he is stationed at 
Quantico. Announced recently were the 
engagements of: Elma Rollins to .James 
Woodford Proffitt of Richmond; Mary 
White to William Tliomas .Johnson, Jr., 
also of Richmond; and Dot Beals to Bob 
York. Best wishes to all and do let us 
hear of those wedding plans, girls! 

Class news would not be complete with- 
out a trip to the nursery. Among our new 
members we find a daughter born this 
winter to the Joe Shaners of Lexington 
(Betty Jean Dahl 1 ; Mary Stewart the 



youngest in the Llewellyn household (Pat 
"Wingficld I ; ;ind Susan Austin Perkins, 
daughter of I'arker and Betty Jean Hal- 
ston Perkins. Can you imagine "giving 
a cheer for the year 1-9-7-1 !" 

With summertime ahead I know each 
of you will have interesting and exciting 
news to report for the fall Xews Letter, 
so I '11 be looking forward to hearing 
from you. 

l!t.H 



FIRST REUXIOX 



Class Secretary: Dapiixe Browx, O 
Marlborough St., Boston, Mass. 

My but it was good to hear from so 
many of you. I didn't write cards to 
everyone this time as I wanted most of 
all to find out what tho.se girls were do- 
ing who didn 't graduate with us. The 
response was tremendous — thank you all. 
X'ow on with the news . . . 

Jean Bailiff Burch wrote that Jack is 
in the Air Force and stationed in Ger- 
many. She hopes to join him in the near 
future. Had a long letter from Sis Ear- 
per Herring. She is living in Dallas now 
and has a little girl, Susan. Betty Bipga- 
dike Scroggin has her degree in Educa- 
tion from Arkansas. She wrote she had 
seen Gail Goivan Smith at the bowl game 
in Dallas; also that Barbara Allen Owen 
had had a little boy in Xovember. Con- 
gratulations Barbara! Connie Headapohl 
reports that living and teaching in An- 
napolis is wonderful. She has thirty one 
little third graders and they really keep 
her busy. Bonia Craig is teaching in 
X'ashville; fifth grade, I believe, she 
wrote me. She also belongs to the Junior 
League in X'ashville. 

Congratulations are in order for Ann 
Hadauaii Greer— a little girl born X'o- 
vember 1. They named her Sara Robin. 
Congratulation's as well to Diane Evans 
Wood — for a son on Xovenil)er 17. Diane 
and Jim also have a little girl, Lovie, 
aged 1% now. A new addition to the 
Hicks family also . . . Mary Baskin Hicks 
wrote that Katherine was born October 
27. She and baby hoped to join Sara real 
soon in El Paso. 

Connie Jones is doing graduate work 
at Louisiana St-ate University in the 
School of Social Welfare. Xorma Ball 
Heuer is teaching in Charlottesville and 
she hopes to join Arthur in June. When 
I heard from her he was stationed at 
Fort Jackson in S. C. EUie Sine wrote a 
long newsy letter. She, Peck, and Peck, 
Jr., are living in Middletown, Pa., now. 
She .said that Penny Thomas Reagan is 
living in Alameda," Calif. Betty Stall- 
uorfh Hanson and Vic are in Caloosa, 
Ala., now and there was an addition to 
their family in October. Maylie by the 
next X'E\v.s Letter I "11 know if these 
additions were boys or girls. 

Judy Morris loves her nursing work. 
When I heard from her, she was in 
' ' Pediatrics — taking Ward Administra- 
tion. " This spring she's going to St. 



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27 



Loiiis to the National League of Nursing 
Convention. Had a long letter from Ann 
"Jolly" Joint Gaskin. She and Angus 
are living in Oeala, Fla., and have two 
children — Margaret Lynn and Angus 
Alexander. She had seen Ann Wilson 
Wright but didn 't say where they were 
living now. Mary Carol Creswell 's letter 
was full of Europe and teaching school. 
She wrote she was ready to go back to 
Europe and that her fourth grade class is 
wonderful. She 's teaching in Wickliff e, 
Ohio. 

Belated congratulations and best 
«-ishes to Jane Keitnedy Lindley and 
Jim. They were married in December. 
Jim is in the Navy and they are living 
in Charleston, S. C. Gig Eversole Herd- 
man wrote that she, Eon, and Nancy 
Virginia, born November 14, were in Ba- 
ton Rouge now. I think I am correct in 
saying also that Joan Davenport Haydon, 
Chris, and son Kit are living in Colum- 
bus, Ga. Jane Edwards wrote a long 
letter with news of Anne Broadnax, 
Tusten Payne, and Audrey Pepper. Anne 
is now Mrs. Robert M. Blakely. She and 
Bobby were married in August and are 
stationed in Rantoul, 111. Tusten is Mrs. 
Bill Lanning and they are living in 
Atlanta, Ga. "Pepper" is Mrs. Jim 
Oliver and they are living in Tuscaloosa, 
Ala., now. Belated congratulations and 
best wishes to all of them. Jane has been 
doing graduate ivork at Auburn and 
helping with the new Phi Delta Chapter 
there this year. Mary Louise McKee is 
working for TVA in the Maps and Sur- 
veys Division. Also she said she plays 
the organ for the Junior Church and 
directs the Junior Choir at the Central 
Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga. 

Best wishes also to Alma McCue Miller. 
Alma and Joe were married Thanksgiv- 
ing Day. Joe is in the Army Medical 
Corps, stationed in Texas now'. Alma B. 
hopes to go down in the very near future. 
Visited with Ann Morgan Lanier not so 
long ago in Cambridge. It was surely 



good to see them again. Joe is in school 
at Harvard and Ann is keeping house. 
Here at Gibbs they really keep us busy; 
there 's never a dull moment. In between 
assignments I am looking at Bride 
Books; no date has been set yet but the 
wedding will be sometime this summer. 

I guess this about ends my news 
for this time. Thank you all again for 
your newsy letters and next time maybe 
we can catch up with some more ' ' lost ' ' 
alumnae. 

POSTSCRIPTS : Barbara Williams 
Tapp and husband who was stationed at 
Camp Lejeune have returned to Colum- 
bia, S. C, where both will continue their 
education at the University of South 
Carolina . . . Elizabeth 'Neal Living- 
ston is living in Georgia where her hus- 
band, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, is 
stationed. Elizabeth 's daughter, Prances 
Elizabeth, is nearly 2 now . . . Anne 
Carol, daughter of Carol Bacon Dreizler, 
was Ijorn on February 26 . . . Sandra 
Wright was married to Robert Jordan 
GDliland on December 4, and is now 
liring in Memphis, Tenn. . . . Widgie 
Switzer 's engagement to Walter Moffett 
Zirkle, Jr., was announced in January. 
Wedding will be in June! . . . Ann L. 
Robinson has returned to Sewanee, Tenn., 
after working for some time in Nashville. 

1955 

Class Secretary: Tomlin Hornbaegee, 
Mary Baldwin College. 

Joanne Tannehill who is attending the 
LTniversity of North Carolina at Chapi-l 
Hill has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Mary Paxton will graduate from S. 
M. U. in June. Mary was the honor stu- 
dejit from her sorority and will continue 
her fine work next year at Northwestern 
to which she has been offered a fellow- 
ship. Brides for 1955 include: Helen 
Hatch who was married to Richard 
Keith Means; Mary Kemp Jamison to 
John Lyell Clarke, II; and Hope White 
to Charles Molton Williams. 



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emortam 

1881 

Hattie Barnes Bruton 

1883 

Madge Alby 

1885 

Pauline Stewart Crosley 

Lula McCullough Browu 

1886 

Nellie Haijden Williams 

1889 

Nellie Estes Carter 

Hattie Jones Mayer 

1890 
Emily Pasco Conrad 

1896 

Isabel Foster Jordan 

1906 

Clarissa Hnbbard Savage 

Mary Carter Seott 

1907 

Katherine Brabson Trent 

Ethel See Smith 

1918 

Mary Lou Bell 

1923 

Mona Van Horn Lawson 

1934 

Euphemia Smith Steele 

1938 

Emma Ruth Siler McDonald 

1942 

Virginia Cantrill Hughes 

1944 

Frances King Black 

1946 

Margaret Broivn Douglas 



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Satiirday 

ALUMNAE DAY 
Class Day 
Pageant 



Friday 

10:30 a.m. — Meeting of Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors 

7 :00 p.m. — Board Dinner 



Siuiday 

Honor Society Breakfast 

Baccalaureate Sermon — 
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Reception — "Rose Terrace" 

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Saturday 

9 :00-ll :00 a.m. — Registration, 
Alumnae Office 

11 :00 a.m. — Annual Meeting of Alumnae 

Association, Activities Building 

1 :00 p.m. — Luncheon, College Dining Room 
(Price $1.25) 

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To Returning Aliunnae; 

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must be made by mail by May 20. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO REUNION CLASS 
MEMBERS, IN ORDER OF RESERVATION. Rooms will be ready for occupancy Friday, 
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