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January, 1952 

FEB 4 1952 

Cage Season at Halfway Mark 



I certify that Chesterfield is our largest 
selling cigarette by 3 to 1 




'buy 'em by the carton' 

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A Hal Wellis Production, 
Paramount Release 

Copyright 1952, Lg 



(Member of American Alumn! Council) 

Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year 
in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 


January, 1952 

No. I 


Leiters 2 

New Buildings — Signs of Progress 4 

Campaign Exceeds First Goal 5 

Ninth Annual Alumnae Week End 7 

Local Associations 8 

From the Faculty 11 

Cagers Point Toward Good Season 12 

1952 Footlall Schedule 1.3 

The Undergraduate View 14 

Books 16 

Sons and Daughters 18 

News of the Alumni 19 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Layout Editor 
Ruth Mart Brown 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Tear 20 Cents a Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 
Durham, N. C, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


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The Cover — 

All-America Dick Groat, a short man as basketball 
stars grow, is looping the ball toward the basket over 
the outstretched arms of a taller, defensive Bradley man, 
who is unidentified. At left Sophomore Bernie Janieki. 
No. 20, a rising Blue Devil star, awaits the rebound 
should Groat's toss miss the mark. As of the end of 
January the Blue Devils had a record of 12 wins and 
five losses. 

There is something new under the sun ! The Duke 
Alumni Association of Forsyth County, in connection 
with its annual meeting, made arrangements to operate 
a nursery. The parents bring their youngsters with them 
when they come to the meeting. As soon as they arrive, 
they check their hats, coats, and children. They enjoy the 
evening and after the meeting, pick up their hats, coats, 
and children and go home. This does a number of things, 
such as furnishing a baby sitter without cost, enabling 
many alumni to attend the meeting who couldn't other- 
wise do so, and making the occasion a family affair. If 
you haven't tried this in connection with your local meet- 
ing, it is recommended as a possible solution to at least 
one of the problems facing local associations in planning 
annual meetings. 

As we begin the New Year, we look back with deep 
appreciation over the past twelve months which have en- 
abled the Department of Alumni Affairs to have one of 
the most interesting and vigorous years since the Depart- 
ment was established. We are grateful to the officers of 
the various alumni organizations, the class agents, the 
area chairmen, and the thousands of alumni and friends 
who have worked with the Department and the Univer- 
sity so faithfully. What success the Department has had 
in helping the alumni understand better some of the 
problems of the University and the University to render 
greater service to former students has been possible be- 
cause the people had "a mind to work." 

It is the hope of the Alumni Office staff that during the 
next twelve months we shall be able to strengthen the 
various alumni organizations so that these groups, such 
vital factors in the alumni program, will have an even 
greater share in the future of Duke University. Happy 
Xew Year! 


The Department of Alumni Affairs is a busy place 
these days. The mailing room in the past twelve months 
sent out approximately half a million pieces of mail. The 
addressograph office made over 600,000 impressions, in- 
cluding services to many divisions of the University, such 
as the payroll department, student publications, and the 
Duke Press. The record office of the funds received and 
dispatched approximately 31,000 pieces of mail. In addi- 
tion this office wrote 7,161 receipts, processed 7,777 fan- 
folds, distributed this information to class agents and area 
chairmen, and prepared 7,933 individual record cards. 

The general records office made 9,312 changes of ad- 
dress, which means almost every other alumnus whose 
name appears in the alumni list changed his address at 
least once during the past year. 

> YoiUL K. 


January, 1942 

Duke and Durham plaj'ed host to 
the first "transplanted" Rose Bowl 
game in the Duke Stadium on Janu- 
ary 1. Due to wartime emergency, the 
game was played on the East Coast. 
Fifty-six thousand spectators watched 
Duke lose their only game of the season 
to Oregon State, 7-3. A host of celeb- 
rities, were in town for the event 
and a record number of students spent 
New Years in Durham. 

Duke students are dancing to Char- 
lie Spivak's This Is No Laughing Blat- 
ter, Glenn Miller's A String of Pearls, 
Harry James' Record Session and You 
Made Me Lore You, and Artie Shaw's 
Blues in the Night. 

Falling into step with nationwide 
civilian efforts to cut down all unneces- 
sary expenditures, fraternities and 
sororities have called for drastic cur- 
tailment of social expenses. 

The Engineers who c^fl Southgate 
home, are finding themselves short of 
supplies due to the national emergency. 
January, 1927 

The Seniors are enjoying being en- 
tertained in faculty homes this month. 
It gives them an opportunity to be- 
come better acquainted with each 
other as well as with their instructors. 

Plans by Horace Traumbauer of 
Philadelphia for the new Men's Cam- 
pus have been approved. The new 
campus will cost $18,000,000, and will 
accommodate 4,000 students. 

Snowballing is becoming a problem. 

Harold Lloyd in The Kid Brother 
and Francis X. Bushman in The Mar- 
riage Clause are drawing Duke stu- 
dents to the Paris Theatre. 

The first annual Junior class dance 
was held January 21. 
January, 1902 

James H. Southgate is chairman of 
the Board of Trustees. 

Trinity students, or other Durham 
residents, may subscribe to the daily 
Durham Sun paper for $1.00 per year. 

Dr. Few and some friends went on 
a hunting trip in Craven County over 
the holidays, and Dr. Few was suc- 
cessful in killing a deer. 

The opera house has recently been 
the scene of several entertaining acts, 
including Barlow and Wilson's Greater 
New York Minstrels. 

Polk Miller, stories, sketches, songs, 
old times down South, drew a crowd 
when he appeared at the Durham Con- 
servatorv of Music. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

November 20, 1951. 
Mrs. Alma Jefferson 
2 York Avenue 
Rye, N. Y. 

Your card, addressed to my son, Arthur 
S. Jefferson, '51, has been received. His 
business sent him to "West Africa, and he 
will not be home until the first week of 
December. I am sure that he will take 
care of it at that time. I hope he will 
keep in touch with his Alma Mater. 

I can think of no better time than now 
to tell your faculty how much I enjoyed 
myself last August at your beautiful Duke 
University. I stayed at a motel not far 
away, but I spent all my time, for two 
full days, just roaming around the cam- 
pus. I think I must know all the build- 
ings and the beautiful garden by heart. 
I ate at the cafeteria with the students 
and lovec! it. 

The Cha] si is a thing apart. The 
structure and ethereal beauty of it all, 
does something to one if he only takes 
time. I hope all the students and visitors 
do. I spent some very restful and spirit- 
ual hours there. 

Then there was the lovely carillon re- 
cital given on a Thursday evening. How 
very fortunate for those in the surround- 
ing community that they may have this. 

I regret that I did not come to Duke 
more often. I think I must have missed 
a great deal. I can only be very happy 
and grateful that hit son attended there. 

November 2, 1951. 
Bernard L. Elias, '40 
Taj Mahal Hotel 
Bombay, India 

I have flown the coop. I have left 
Eastman Kodak Company and California 
and have joined Cascade Pictures of 
California to work on documentary motion 
pictures to be produced in India. My job 
is in the laboratory end. I supervise the 
processing of the films as they come into 
Bombay from crews on location. It is a 
very interesting job but somewhat trying 
at times. Although the Indian film in- 
dustry is one of the largest in the world, 
the laboratory equipment and methods are 
years behind Hollywood. However, the 
operators are aware of the shortcomings, 
and improvements will come gradually as 
time and money will permit. The dollar 
situation is an obstacle, as far as equip- 
ment goes. 

Some of the ideas here seem primitive, 
but actually they are very practical and 
could be used in Hollywood were it not 
for custom. For example, everyone goes 
barefooted in a film laboratory to control 
dirt. To use a pun, this is a step in the 
right direction. 

In my free time I've been trying to 
record in personal movies the strange 
sights of India. My favorite to date is a 
huge outdoor laundry operated on a com- 
mercial scale here in Bombay. Clothes 
( Continued on Page 17) 

Calendar for February 

1. Arts Council Lecture and Re- 
ception. 8:15 p.m.. Woman's 
College Library. 

2. Chamber Music Program. 8 :15 
p.m., Asbury Building. 

3. Organ recital and string quar- 
tet. Mrs. Mildred L. Hendrix. 
4 :00 p.m.. Duke University 

4. Erasmus Club. 8 :15 p.m.. Green 

8. Trinity College Historical So- 
ciety. 7 :30 p.m. 

9. Chamber Arts Society, Hun- 
garian Quartette. 8 :15 p.m. 

11. Duke Film Society. "Four 
Horsemen of the Apocalypse." 

15. Twenty-fifth Annual Men's 

Glee Club Concert, 8 :15 p.m.. 

17-21. Religious Emphasis Week. 
21. Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet. 

8 :15 p.m.. Page. 
28. Concert Band. 8 :15 p.m.. 

Woman's College Auditorium. 

The February art exhibit in the Wom- 
an's College Library will consist of a 
one-man show of paintings by Sue Mc- 
Mullen, Duke senior from Detroit, Mich. 
A former studio art student, Sue is now 
painting on her own. The exhibit will 
open February 15 and will last about a 

Duke Alumni Register 



William Preston Few 

with a Biographical Appreciation by 



I have read Mr. Woody's "Biographical Appreciation" and his selection of Dr. Few's papers and 
addresses with keen interest. Dr. Few was not an easy man to know and it took years of association to 
understand and appreciate all of his rare qualities. By his skilful use of quotations and through his 
sympathetic interpretation Mr. Woody has succeeded, it seems to me, in drawing a true picture of this 
quiet scholar and able administrator whose whole heart and unbending purpose were devoted to the educa- 
tional ideals in which he so profoundly believed and whose life is forever inwrought into the life of Duke 
University. —Alice M. Baldwin 

Dr. Few's wise observations and comments on educational issues during his long service in Trinity 
College and Duke University are as valid in mid-twentieth century as when originally made, for some of 
those issues have had a way of persisting. Professor Woody's excellent introduction makes the man live 
as he was so well and so favorably known by many generations of Trinity and Duke men and women. 

— Edgar TV. Knight 


Duke University Press 

Box 6697, College Station, Durham, North Carolina 

Please send me a copy of each book checked below. My check is enclosed. 


ling Crowell. $3.00 
[ ] JOHN CARLISLE KILGO, PRESIDENT OF TRINITY COLLEGE, 1894-1910. By Paul Neff Garber. $3.00 



January, 1952 

-tLxternal evidence of a new and purpose- 
ful vigor at Duke are new buildings arising 
on long vacant corners of the campus. 
These new structures are adding to the 
University's facilities and resources for in- 
struction and research. Contrary to an 
occasionally expressed assumption, none of 
these projects were undertaken to increase 
the size of the student body, which has 
become stabilized at approximately 5,000 
graduates and undergraduates. 

The new buildings are to provide better 
accommodations for those already enrolled, 
to relieve serious shortages of space that 
have developed during the last 20 years. 

Three major projects are pictured at 

At top. on the northeast corner of the 
main West Campus quadrangles, is the be- 
ginning of the Classroom and Administra- 
tion Building, excavations for which were 
commenced during the summer. This 
building was included in the original plans 
for West Campus and is just now becoming 
a stone-and-mortar reality. It will pro- 
vide new classrooms, new offices for the 
teaching staffs, and more space for ad- 
ministrative activities. 

Center is the nearly completed Elizabeth 
Hanes Nurses Home, being constructed 
on Hospital Drive at Erwin Road and 
nearly ready for occupancy. It will house 
student nurses and provide for them new 
study facilities. 

At bottom is the Graduate Living Cen- 
ter, designed to offer complete living ac- 
commodations to graduate and professional 
school students. It will relieve Few Quad- 
rangle, now occupied by graduates, for 
undergraduates whose current accommoda- 
tions are woefully crowded. 

New Buildings— Signs of New Progress 

Duke Alumni Register 

Development Campaign Exceeds First Goal 

Funds Are Made Available for Current Emergency Needs 

The campaign for $8,650,000 for "a 
greater Duke for greater service" has sur- 
passed its goal by more than $100,000. 

This was announced by President 
Edens, who gave the exact figures as of 
January 15 as $8,763,199.90 from 8,704 
contributors. When the final report is 
issued to all alumni within the next few 
weeks, it is expected that the figures will 
be still higher, since Campaign Head- 
quarters is still receiving mail in response 
to the last appeal sent out before Decem- 
ber 31. 

Totals on December 31, the last official 
day of the campaign, were $8,742,688.57 
from 8,301 contributors, and on that date 
Duke University's first campaign for 
capital gifts was already substantially 
over the target that had been established 
for the first phase of the Development 
Program 18 months earlier. 

The fact that the word "success" has 
been doubly underscored by the Univer- 
sity's hard-working and generous alumni 
and friends means that the minimum 
needs, those labeled "urgent" by Presi- 
dent Edens when he announced the cam- 
paign in September, 1950, will be met. 

There will be a new dormitory to re- 
lieve crowded living conditions among the 
students. There will be a new classroom 
and administration building. The "West 
Campus Union and the present Adminis- 
tration Building will be freed for re- 
modelling into a long-awaited Student Ac- 
tivities Center. The first of these two 
projects are already well underway, with 
the Graduate Living Center nearly com- 
pleted. The third, the Student Activities 
Center, will become a reality when the 

Classroom and Administration Building- 
is completed. 

Of even greater importance are the new 
funds made available for scholarships 
and fellowships, which will enable the 
University to vigorously pursue its pro- 
ductive policy of seeking out and training 
promising students, regardless of their 
ability to pay the established fees. Money 
has been set aside for professorships and 
for other financial inducements that will 
help assure Duke of a faculty of the high- 
est qualifications. More funds are also 
available for launching and continuing 
vital research projects and for the trained 
personnel necessary to their success. 

In brief, through this first phase of the 
Development Campaign, Duke has re- 
ceived new strength and vigor and has 
been supplied with new resources to push 
forward in a dynamic manner its pro- 
grams of undergraduate, graduate, and 
professional education and research in the 
natural sciences, social sciences, and 

While major needs continue to exist, 
and continuing financial support is abso- 
lutely essential to Duke's welfare, a great 
hurdle has been passed and this magnifi- 
cent accomplishment of Duke's former 
students and friends has given renewed 
impetus to the University's service as a 
free and privately supported institution. 

Praise for the Alumni 

In his announcement President Edens 
had words of high praise for Duke's 
alumni and alumnae, who, he asserted, 
were directly responsible for the momen- 
tous success of the campaign. 

"The University," he said, "is grateful 

for the support that its former students 
have given it. More than that, it is tre- 
mendously proud of their spirit, their 
enthusiasm, and their willingness to share 
intensified responsibilities that confront 
higher education in these particular times. 
Their loyalty contributes to the vigorous 
survival of free, privately supported in- 

"The alumni, individually and through 
their organizations, have responded mag- 
nificently to a challenge of the greatest 
significance. Their response to an appeal 
for funds to fill current emergency needs 
has earned them high praise and indicates 
continuing support of the University and 
its work." 

The Future 

The campaign to complete the eventual 
goal of $12,000,000 will be continued, al- 
though not on the widespread and general 
scale of the past 18 months. Special gifts 
will be sought from special sources, many 
of them for particular purposes in one 
or another of the University's schools, 
colleges, or departments. It is expected 
that the ultimate goal will be reached over 
a period of about 10 years. 

Meanwhile, the Loyalty Fund is in the 
process of being reorganized and reacti- 
vated by the National Council. Absorbed 
into the over-all Development Campaign 
for the past year and a half, the annual 
giving program will resume its separate 
identity as a focal point for alumni 
support, through which alumni can con- 
tribute each year to the support of the 

Before it was temporarily incorporated 
as part of the capital gifts campaign, the 

January, 1952 

Loyalty Fund had existed for three years, 
one of the country's leading alumni funds 
from its very beginning. Plans for this 
vital activity will soon be announced. 

Carnegie Foundation Gift 

The boost that put the Development 
Campaign near its goal just before 
Christmas was a gift of $300,000 from 
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advance- 
ment of Teaching. The Foundation an- 
nounced its gift to Duke on December 19, 
as part of its five-year program to aid 
the development of "high quality gradu- 
ate and research programs in key 
Southern institutions." 

The Carnegie Foundation president, Dr. 
Oliver C. Carmichael, said that the pro- 
gram applies to "the basic fields of the 
arts and sciences and the social sciences" 
and will be carried out "through a few 
of the influential and strategically located 
Southern universities in which high stand- 
ards are known to prevail." 

A total of $1,200,000 was made avail- 
able by the Foundation for the program, 
to be distributed among five institutions. 
Other than Duke, these are the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, Tulane, Emory, 
and Vanderbilt. 

"This generous act," President Edens 
said, "involving several key universities 
of the South, is a constructive and far- 
sighted one. Duke is grateful to the Car- 
negie Foundation for its recognition of 
the need for developing stronger graduate 
centers at Duke and at other institutions." 

The Carnegie gift was counted into the 
sum needed to match gifts from the Rocke- 
feller Foundation and an anonymous 
donor that totalled $3,000,000. 

After the Carnegie Foundation gift 
was announced, the Development Cam- 
paign was within approximately $100,000 
of its goal. 

Returns from final 1951 campaign mail- 
ings brought a response that kept Cam- 
paign Headquarters busy tabulating and 
acknowledging new pledges. Scene above 
is from a typically busy day early this 
month, with extra help recruited to keep 
work on schedule. 

Ottis L. Green, Sr., '97 

New Scholarship Foundation 

A second substantial upward surge was 
provided by Ottis L. Green, Sr., '97, and 
Ottis L. Green, Jr., '32, of Asheville. Mr. 
Green, Sr., established The Ottis Green 
Foundation to provide scholarships for ad- 
vanced study at Duke. He and his son 
gave a total of $30,000 to begin the foun- 

It was specified that : "The Scholar- 
ships and Fellowships are to be awarded 
to worthy, talented, industrious and needy 
young men and women students in the 
Graduate School of the University, who 
faithfully pursue their studies in prepar- 
ing themselves for careers of teaching and 
education, or as workers in the field of 
religion, giving preference and special 
consideration to persons interested in 
graduate study of art and social sciences, 
including religion." 

In presenting this contribution to Duke 
University's program of advanced study, 
Mr. Green, Sr., commented : "I have for 
many years been greatly interested in the 
training of young men and women of 
special talent and industry to become 
teachers and educators in the field of his- 
tory, economics, and the social sciences, 
including the field of religion, and I hope 
by means of the foundation I am creating 
to further serve the public interest and 
welfare by the development of talent and 
ability along such lines." 

Summer Session 
Teacher Scholarships 

High School teachers in 15 states and 
the District of Columbia are being offered 
a total of 40 $100-scholarships for gradu- 
ate work at Duke during the summer of 
1952, Summer Session Director Dr. Paul 
Clyde has announced. 

Established by the Graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences, the awards will be 
available on a competitive basis for high 
school teachers in Alabama, Florida, 
Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Missis- 
sippi, New Jersey, New York, North 
Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South 
Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Vir- 
ginia, and the District of Columbia. 

According to Dr. Clyde, the new Sum- 
mer Session scholarship program is de- 
signed to encourage high school teachers 
to begin or continue studies leading to 
the A.M. or M.Ed, degree. Applicants 
need not necessarily become candidates 
for the graduate degrees, Dr. Clyde added, 
but they must qualify for admission to 
the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Applicants for these new awards should 
request official application blanks from : 
Director of the Summer Session, Duke 
University, Durham, N. C. 

The first term of the 1952 Summer 
Session will begin on June 11 and end 
July 19. The second term begins July 

Rhodes Scholar Named 

Dennison Ivan Rusinow, Duke senior 
from St. Petersburg, Fla., is one of 
this year's 32 Rhodes Scholarship win- 
ners. Successful candidates, repre- 
senting 28 states and 24 colleges, are 
eligible for at least two years' study 
in the subjects of their choice at Ox- 
ford University, England. 

The only winner from a college in 
North Carolina, Denny intends to be- 
come a journalist. He is editor of the 
"Chronicle," and was editor-in-chief of 
his high school newspaper in St. 
Petersburg. He is included in this 
year's "Who's Who Among Students 
in American University and Colleges," 
and is also a member of O.D.K. and 
Red Friars. 

This year's selection increased to 
1,350 the number of Americans who 
have won Rhodes scholarships since 
their beginning in 1904. The success- 
ful candidates will enter Oxford in 
October, 1952. 

Duke Alumni Register 

22 and ends August 29. The program 
will include a variety of courses on gradu- 
ate and undergraduate levels, as well as 
special and regular conferences and insti- 

Prize for Preaching 

Winner of the $50 Frank S. Hickman 
Prize in Preaching is J. David Andrews, 
a student preacher in the Duke Divinity 
School from Goldsboro, N. C. The prize 
is offered by a friend of Dr. Hickman, 
preacher to the University, in recognition 
of his outstanding service to Duke Uni- 
versity and the Divinity School. 

Three finalists, David Andrews, Roy C. 
Putnam, Greensboro, N. C, and W. 
Burkette Raper, Middlesex, N. C, were 
chosen on the basis of the excellent con- 
tent and style of written sermons on "The 
Christian Love of Neighbor." The final- 
ists then delivered their sermons in York 
Chapel with Dean Cannon presiding and 
Dr. James T. Cleland, preacher to the 
University and professor of homiletics, 
Dr. Waldo Beach, associate professor of 
Christian ethics, and Dr. John J. Rudin 
II, assistant professor of speech in the 
Divinity School, as judges. 

Dr. Hickman, joined the Duke staff in 
1927 and was the first professor of 
preaching in the Divinity School. He 
served as Dean of Duke Chapel from 
1938-48 and is now professor of preach- 
ing and the psychology of religion. He 
is well known for his books and contri- 
butions to religious periodicals. Last 
year he received the honorary Doctor of 
Divinity degree from DePauw University. 

Churchill, Historian's View 

Duke University historian, Dr. William 
B. Hamilton, has written an article ana- 
lyzing Winston Churchill the man from 
the historian's point of view in the re- 
cent South Atlantic Quarterly, published 
by the Duke Press. 

If history repeats itself, he states, 
working with Britain's newly elected 
Prime Minister will probably be like 
"association with a buzz bomb." 

Describing the Churchill personality, 
Dr. Hamilton credits him with a love of 
power, being a sentimentalist, being a 
poor party man, having a youthful mind, 
having a deft and successful command of 
words, and being a reputable historian 
himself. The Prime Minister, who led his 
country in wartime, is in a unique posi- 
tion, Dr. Hamilton says, and his gener- 
osity with documents lends permanent 
value to his history. 

9th Alumnae Week End Is April 4, 5, and 6 
With Dr. Glora M. Wysner as Guest Speaker 

The Ninth Annual Duke Alumnae Week 
End will be held on Friday, Saturday and 
Sunday, April 4, 5 and 6. The innova- 
tion of holding the yearly meeting on the 
week end after spring vacation met with 
such success last year that it is being- 
repeated. Holding it at this time per- 
mits students and faculty to participate 
in the various discussions and lectures 
held for returning alumnae. 

Visiting speaker for the occasion will 
be Dr. Glora M. Wysner, secretary, inter- 
national Missionary Council, and author 
of Near East Panorama. Other events 
included in the three-day program will be 
a workshop on the University in Action, 
a student panel and a lecture by Dr. Ken- 
neth Clark, Duke professor of the New 
Testament. There will be Alumnae Coun- 
cil and Alumnae Association meetings in 
addition to special dinners and luncheons. 
For the first time on Alumnae Week End, 
the Duke Players will present a play, 
"Uncle Harry," in the arena style theater 
in Branson Building. Sunday activities 
will consist of a Palm Sunday service 
conducted by Dr. William Waldo Beach, 
Duke associate professor of Christian 

ethics, and a presentation of Gounod's 
Redemption by the Chapel Choir and 

A schedule of events and other pertinent 
information will be mailed to alumnae 
in the near future, and next month's 
Register will carry a complete program 
of events. Rooms will be available at 
nominal rates in private homes in Dur- 
ham, and they may be secured through 
the Alumni Office. 

Members of the program committee for 
Alumnae Week End are Mary Anna 
Howard, '31, chairman ; Thelma Albright, 
A.M. '37, Charlotte, N. C; Annie Lee 
Cutchin Neville (Mrs. B. H.), '33, Whita- 
kers, N. C. ; Annie Louise Steele Redding 
(Mrs. Henry), '38, Asheboro, N. C. ; Jo 
Beaver Morgan (Mrs. James W.), '45, 
Albemarle, N. C; Alma Hull, '35, Char- 
lotte; Betty Jean Culbreth Rose (Mrs. 
Thornton W.), '48, Raleigh, N. C; Nancy 
Kirkman Poston (Mrs. A. E.), '25, High 
Point, N. C; Evelyn Harrison, '30, 
faculty-staff representative; Coma Cole 
Willard (Mrs. W. B.), '22, Raleigh, ex- 
officio; and Mary Grace Wilson, Woman's 
College representative. 

A Brief Controversy 

A great many oldtimers were reminded 
of Duke's famous Bassett Case of a gen- 
eration ago, when academic freedom 
again became an issue. 

Newspapers broke the story on Janu- 
ary 24 concerning a United States Sena- 
tor's threat to sue Duke because of the 
published works of one of its professors. 
The professor was Dr. Hornell Hart of 
the Sociology Department and the Sen- 
ator was Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. 

In what Dr. Hart described as an 
"impartial, factual analysis" he claimed 
that Sen. McCarthy's already contro- 
versial charges of communism in the State 
Department were not always based upon 
substantiated evidence. The report, pub- 
lished on Dec. 17, was one of a series 
connected with Dr. Hart's project to ob- 
tain facts about public issues through 
surveys of available evidence. 

Answering reporters, who inquired 
about the matter, Dr. Edens acknowledged 
receipt of Sen. McCarthy's letters and 
pointed out that "it is axiomatic in uni- 
versity circles that a professor has the 
right to pursue research investigations 
of his choice." The brief tempest seems 
now to have subsided. 

Atoms and Medicine 

A five-month course in the medical 
aspects of nuclear energy, the only one 
of its kind in the United States, is being 
offered at the Duke University School 
of Medicine for the third year. Planned 
to create a supply of doctors who are 
familiar with the applications of nu- 
clear energy to medicine and biology, 
and sponsored by the Atomic Energy 
Commission, the course is being at- 
tended by 13 Army, Navy and Air 
Force doctors. 

"We will try to provide these men 
with as much information as is now 
available in three biological fields of 
atomic energy," Dr. Philip Handler, 
professor of biochemistry at Duke and 
director of the course, said. "Training 
in the biological effects of radiation, 
use of radioactive tracers as research 
tools, and in therapeutic uses of radio- 
active substances." 

January, 19S2 


Meetings of Local Alumni Associations 

Lancaster, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Bergen (Annie 
L. Chalker), '36, were host and hostess 
for the Duke University Alumni Associa- 
tion of Lancaster County on November 29 
at their home at 1520 Esbenshade Road, 
Lancaster, Pa. 

The scholarship committee made a re- 
port and plans were started for a rum- 
mage sale. 

New officers for the coming year were 
elected by the group at a January meet- 
ing. They are Annie Chalker Bergen 
(Mrs. James T.), '36, president; Caleb 
Bucher, '34, vice-president ; Joseph Carl, 
'38, treasurer; Marguerite Herr, corre- 
sponding secretary; and Katherine Buck- 
waiter, A.M. '41, recording secretary. 

Gaston-Lincoln Counties 

The Gaston County Alumni Association 
met at the Masonic Temple in Gastonia 
November 29, 1951. Special guests at 
the meeting were the high school seniors 
and friends of the University who had 
contributed to the Development Cam- 
paign. Coach Bill Murray was principal 
speaker and Charlie Clegg, '26, gave a 
report on the Development Campaign. 
This report was of special interest 
since the Gastonia area had a large 
number of contributors and went over its 
goal. New officers for 1952 are: presi- 
dent, George A. Trakas, '42; vice-presi- 

dents: Mary Jane Goode Ward (Mrs. 
Thurman E.), '36, W. P. Eckbert, M.D. 
'34, Ivan L. Roberts, '26, B.D. '29, C. 
W. Boshamer, Jr., '13 ; secretary, W. C. 
Freeman, '31 ; treasurer, Elizabeth Bock- 
miller Williams (Mrs. Darrell B.), '49. 

Chicago, 111. 

A large crowd of Duke alumni, from 
Chicago and its suburbs, attended the an- 
nual Duke Alumni dinner at the Lake 
Shore Club on December 7. 

The Association was disappointed that 
Charles Dukes, Director of Alumni Af- 
fairs, was unable to attend, but there were 
many alumni present who had not previ- 
ously attended, and they were called on 
by Milford Baum, '30, president. Their 
remarks added much to the program, par- 
ticularly those of Dr. Edwin M. Harrison 
of the Class of '96. 

Dr. Harold Bosley, former dean of 
Duke Divinity School, now pastor of the 
First Methodist Church in Evanston, 111., 
was the principal speaker and, as usual, 
gave a most inspiring talk. It was the 
first opportunity the alumni had to meet 
Mrs. Bosley, who was also present. Guest 
speaker on athletics was Lieutenant 
Colonel Sam Francis, of football fame as 
well as a member of the Olympic Team 
of 1936. 

The nominating committee presented the 
names of Robert M. Johnston, Jr., '45, 
president ; Tom W. Keller, '43, viee-presi- 

At the Duke alumni dinner at Lake Shore Club in Chicago, 111., are, left to 
right, Mrs. Harold Bosley ; Dr. Bosley, former Divinity School dean ; Robert 
M. Johnston, '45; Milferd Bmim r 'SO.;, and Dr. Edwin Harrison, '96. 

dent; and George D. Bushnell, Jr., '51, 
secretary-treasurer. It was unanimously 
voted that they would be the officers for 
the coming year. 

Catawba County 

Duke alumni of Catawba County met in 
Newton, N. C, on December 12 at the 
American Legion Hall. Coach Bill Mur- 
ray spoke to the group about athletics 
at Duke and all present enjoyed meeting 

Forsyth County 

Luther K. Williams, '36, presided at a 
very successful meeting' of Forsyth County 
alumni on January 12. Dr. Paul M. 
Gross, vice-president of the University, 
spoke to the group. A new committee 
headed by Charles Wade, Jr., '38, was 
set up to look for good prospective stu- 
dents and to try to interest them in com- 
ing to school at Duke. The nominating 
committee presented the names of T. F. 
Southgate, Jr., '37, Matt D. Howell, '34, 
C. Hartsel Cash, '49, and Nancy C. Kes- 
ter, '49, as president, vice-president, secre- 
tary-treasurer, and alumnae representa- 
tive, respectively. They were unanimous- 
ly elected to be the new officers. 

Stanly County 

Duke alumni enjoyed a very fine meet- 
ing on January 15 in Albemarle, N. C. 
Coach Murray and Mrs. Murray were 
both present and added much to the suc- 
cess of the meeting. Ernest Knotts, '47, 
presided and new officers elected were: 
W. J. Page, '42, president; John Clarence 
Watson, Jr., '36, vice-president; Claude 
Shankle, '49, secretary; and Dorothy 
Hyland Gantt (Mrs. Robert M.), '45, 

Meetings to Be Held 

Mecklenburg County 

On February 5, Mecklenburg County 
alumni will meet at the Dilworth Method- 
ist Church. A. Hollis Edens, president of 
Duke University, and Charles A. Dukes, 
director of Alumni Affairs will be present 
at the meeting. 

High Point 

Dr. Joseph A. McClain, dean of the 
Duke School of Law, will speak to a 

Duke Alumni Register 

meeting of Duke alumni in High Point, 
N. C, on February 8. President of the 
High Point Association is A. Glenn 
Smith, '29. 

New York 

The annual banquet of the New York 
Association, to take place Thursday, Feb. 
7, at the Belmont Plaza Hotel, will fea- 
ture Arthur Godfrey of radio and tele- 
vision fame as guest speaker. Mr. God- 
frey, who advertises Chesterfield Ciga- 
rettes, will accompany Ben F. Few, '15, 
A.M. '16, president of Liggett & Myers 
Tobacco Company. 

Duke will be represented by Vice- 
President Charles E. Jordan. President 
of the New York Association is E. E. 
Barry, Jr. 

"When Duke met N. Y. U. in Madison 
Square Garden the 10th of this month, 
New York Alumni had a special cheering 
section in which seats were reserved for 
Blue Devil rooters. This may have con- 
tributed materially to Duke's 72-70 upset 
victory over the Violets. 

An innovation among meetings of Duke alumni was the Forsyth County 
Association's nursery, maintained to provide for junior Dukes and Duchesses 
while mom and dad were enjoying the get-together unmolested and un- 
worried. The sons and daughters are shown on the platform (above) with 
James Edward Gibson, Sr., father of Jim Ed Gibson, Jr., '50, and Robert 
Bruce Gibson, '50, kneeling at right. Left to right at the speaker's table are 
Janet Griffin Harrell (Mrs. George), '34; Dr. Harrell, '32, M.D. '36; Dr. Paul 
Gross, University vice-president ; Mrs. Luther Williams ; Association President 
Luther Williams, '36 ; and Charles A. Dukes, '29, director of Alumni Affairs. 
The collective baby-sitting device was hailed as a great development — even 
bv the youngsters who also had a good time. 

Student Tapped 

Two national honorary leadership 
societies on the Duke campus have 
recently tapped new members. 

Six undergraduate men have been 
named to membership in Omieron 
Delta Kappa, one of the highest hon- 
ors a Duke student can attain. They 
are Otto Dieffenbach, Ruxton, Md. ; 
Chester Hwang, Arlington, Va. ; Carl 
James, Raleigh, N. C; A. B. Pearson, 
Raleigh, N. C; Robert Price, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; and Richard Rucker, 
Bristol, Tenn. 

Phi Kappa Delta, national women's 
honorary society, tapped five Duke 
coeds and an alumna who is a mem- 
ber of the faculty as an honorary 
member. Blair Powers, Jackson, N. 
C. ; Margaret Louise Constantine, 
Racine, Wis.; Patricia Ann Francis, 
Roanoke, Va. ; Jacquelin Lewis, East 
Orange, N. J.; and Nancy Peeler, 
Salisbury, N. C, are the five girls who 
are new members. Mrs. Roma Sawyer 
Cheek, '28, Ph.D. '32, a member of 
the Department of Political Science at 
Duke, was made an honorary member. 

Alumnus in Air Force Is Missing in Action 

First Lieutenant Eric F. O'Briant, '50, 
has been reported missing in action since 
July 30, when his plane exploded in mid 
air and crashed as his formation was 
making a low-level napalm bombing run 
behind enemy lines in North Korea. So 
far as others in the formation could tell, 
Eric did not bail out of his plane. 

It was the third crash for the Air Force 
veteran in the past year. He was injured 
on November 22, 1950, in a crash landing 
at Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif., and 
his aircraft was demolished. His second 
mishap occurred in Korea on June 3 of 
this year. He received the Purple Heart 
medal for the injuries which kept him 
hospitalized in Japan for nearly six 
weeks. He resumed flight duty last July 
14, just 16 days before the last crash. 
He was serving with the 12th Fighter 
Squadron and was flying a F-51 Mustang 
at the time he was reported missing. 

Lt. O'Briant whose home was in Dur- 
ham, entered the Air Force in 1948 and 
was sent to Korea in May, 1951. Before 
going overseas he was assigned to jet- 

Lieut. Eric O 'Briant, '50 
Missing in action 

propelled aircraft, but began flying F-51's 
on napalm bombing missions when he 
arrived in the war area. 

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis P. 
O'Briant, live at 1010 Holloway Street 
in Durham. 

Jamrary, 1952 

Dr. Furman McLarty, '27, Is Stricken 

Furman G. MeLarty, '27, Ph.D. '35, 
associate professor and director of under- 
graduate philosophy studies at Duke, died 
in a Durham hospital December 26 follow- 
ing a prolonged illness. 

A private service was conducted im- 
mediately following his death by the 
Reverend D. D. Holt, '27, B.D. '33, pastor 
of Trinity Methodist Church. A memorial 
service will be held at a later date. 

Dr. McLarty, whose home in Durham 
was at 1511 Page Street, became a mem- 
ber of the Duke faculty in 1933. A 
Rhodes Scholar, he received the B.A. and 
M.A. degree from Oxford's New College, 
England, in 1930 and in 1932 he was 
awarded the A.M. degree by Harvard 

Active in both University and commu- 
nity affairs. Dr. McLarty was the first 
president of the Durham Civic Choral 
Society, and was very active at the 
Trinity Methodist Church where he was 
chairman of the music committee, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Stewards, and a 
choir member and soloist. At the time of 
his death he was president of the Duke 
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

He was the permanent president of the 
Class of 1927, having served in that ca- 
pacity since his senior year in college. 
While an undergraduate. Dr. McLarty was 
a member of the Order of Red Friars, 
Omieron Delta Kappa, "9019," and Delta 
Sigma Phi. He was also a member of 
leading professional groups including the 
American Philosophical Association, 
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psy- 
chology, American Association of Univer- 
sity Professors, Southern Society for the 

Furman G. McLarty, '27, Ph.D. '35 

Philosophy of Religion, Association of 
Rhodes Scholars, and North Carolina 
Philosophical Society. 

During World War II, Dr. McLarty 
was on leave from Duke, serving as a 
lieutenant in the U. S. Naval Reserve. 
During part of this time he was sta- 
tioned in London and various European 

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Suttle McLarty; his son, Archi- 
bald Gordon McLarty; his father. Dr. E. 
K. McLarty, '95, San Diego, Calif. ; a 
sister, Mrs. Carlton Willis. Elizabethton, 
X. C. ; and two brothers, James B. Mc- 
Larty, '27, B.D. '30, Asheville, X. C, and 
Emmett K. MeLarty. Jr., '30, B.D. '34, 
Morganton, X. C. 

Robert W. Christ Dies 

Robert W. Christ, assistant librarian at 
the Duke library, died December 23, after 
an illness of about two months. He was 
42 years of age. 

Funeral services were conducted at the 
First Presbyterian Church in Durham, 
and interment was in Mountain Grove 
Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn. 

A native of Xew Britain. Conn., Mr. 
Christ joined the Duke staff in February, 
194S. He was in charge of the Reader's 
Service Departments, including reference, 
circulation, and the departmental libraries. 

Dr. Benjamin Powell, librarian of the 
University, paid tribute to Mr. Christ in 
stating, "He has been an active con- 
tributor to the library profession at local 
and national levels and was one of the 
most highly regarded young men in Uni- 
versity librarianship. He made an im- 
portant place for himself in the Duke 
University community and will be sorely 
missed by his friends and colleagues." 

Mr. Christ received the A.B. degree 
from Amherst College in 1930. and did 
graduate work there in 1930-31. He re- 
ceived the M.S. degree in 1948 from the 
Columbia University School of Library 
Service. Before coming to Duke, Mr. 
Christ was chief of the Information Sec- 
tion, Reference Division, in the U. S. 
State Department, Washington, D. C. ; 
head of the reference department, Gros- 
venor Library, Buffalo. X. T. ; acting 
librarian. Lending Service Library, 
Columbia University; and assistant to the 
librarian at Mount Holyoke College 
Library. He taught during summers at 
the Florida State University Library 
School and at the Syracuse University 
School of Library Science. 

A frequent contributor to the Xew 

York Times Book Review, Mr. Christ 
also wrote for leading professional jour- 
nals including "American Xotes and 
Queries" and "Papers of the Bibliograph- 
ical Society." Collaborating with Pro- 
fessor Paul Saintonge of Johns Hopkins 
University, he compiled, in 1942, "Fifty 
Years of Moliere Studies : A Biographical 
Bibliography, 1892-1941." 

Mr. Christ was a member of the Biblio- 
graphical Society of America, the Massa- 
chusetts Library Association, the Ameri- 
can Library Association, the Association 
of College and Reference Libraries, a 
past president of the Xew York Chapter 
of the Special Libraries Association, and 
a past chairman of the public relations 
committee of the national Special Librar- 
ies Association. 

Mr. Christ is survived by his mother, 
who has been making her home in Dur- 
ham, a sister, Mrs. Jeannett C. Parsons, 
Irvington, X. J., and a brother, William 
B. Christ, South Hadley, Mass. 

Gerard Memorial Game 

The Gerard Memorial Game, played in 
Duke's Indoor Stadium in December as 
a benefit for the daughters of the late 
"Gerry" Gerard, Blue Devil basketball 
coach who died last January, has been 
termed one of the greatest tributes and 
finest examples of sportsmanship in 
Southern Conference history. 

Coach Gerard, known and esteeemed by 
thousands of sports fans throughout the 
Southern Conference area and loved by 
hundreds of Duke students who had been 
in his classes or members of his teams, 
was one of the region's most popular 
basketball officials for many years. His 
death, after a lingering illness, came as 
a shock to many. 

In order to establish an educational 
fund for his two daughters, a special 
game was scheduled between Xorth Caro- 
lina's Tar Heels and Duke. A moving 
spirit behind this unique event was Tom 
Scott, Carolina basketball mentor, a firm 
friend of "Gerry's" as well as one of his 
greatest professional rivals. A prelimi- 
nary game pitted Hanes Hosiery's AAU 
girls championship team against Iowa 

Unusual was the fact that every player, 
every official, every coach, and every park- 
ing lot attendant, as well as every specta- 
tor, paid the full admission price to get 
in the Indoor Stadium. Sports writers 
over the State gave the game valuable 
support, and civic groups bought tickets 
in block for underprivileged children. A 
portrait of Coach Gerard was publicly 
presented to his daughters af halftime. 


Duke Alumni Register 

From the Faculty 

Contagious Insanity 

In a report to the Southern Psychiatric 
Association, Dr. Leonard J. Ravitz told of 
a rare case of "induced or contagious 
insanity." Recorded by the Duke Uni- 
versity psychiatrist's newly announced 
electronic theory of psychiatry, which is 
linked with the solar system, the case 
involves 27-year-old fraternal twins, one 
dominant, active, and aggressive, the 
other submissive and extremely suggest- 
ible. Using a microvoltmeter, Dr. Ravitz 
measured the electrical potential of each 
twin, finding that the highest readings of 
each occurred at approximately the same 
time — during a full or new moon, and 
especially during the month of March — 
and also that times of increase and de- 
crease corresponded. When readings 
were high, the dominant twin was sub- 
ject to wild and fantastic ideas, while the 
submissive twin more readily accepted 
these ideas. As the potential of each de- 
creased, however, both twins behaved 
more normally. On the basis of his read- 
ings, Dr. Ravitz was able to predict to 
some extent the future behavior of these 
patients, thus knowing when they could 
be given ground privileges and when they 
should be confined to the wards. 

Reconditioning Nerves 

Dr. George A. Silver, associate in 
neuropsychiatry at Duke Medical School, 
told the Southern Psychiatric Association 
recently of his success in the treatment 
of one hundred patients with nervous 
disorders, using a gas mixture of carbon 
dioxide and oxygen. Some amazing re- 
sults have been achieved in the use of 
this mixture — 70 per cent oxygen and 30 
per cent carbon dioxide — which patients 
inhale for short periods of time through 
a mask. In 75 per cent of the cases, 
marked improvement or complete recov- 
ery was brought about. Dr. Silver said 
that the treatments are safe, easy to give, 
inexpensive, and effective. 

Money Not Enough 

"How to Pay Employees," a chapter in 
the recently published "Handbook of Tax 
Techniques," is the work of Everett J. 
Mann, Duke economist. Dealing with the 
problem of getting and holding top 
quality personnel, which Mann says is 
one of the greatest in business today, the 
chapter lists rewards other than salaries 

needed to hold good executives and other 
top employees. Deferred compensation, 
stock option plans, and "fringe benefits," 
such as group insurance plans, hospitali- 
zation and medical benefits, and company 
recreational and educational programs, 
have had favorable results. 

Loyalty Oaths Condemned 

Declaring loyalty oaths for public 
school teachers both useless and harmful. 
Dr. William H. Cartwright, chairman of 
Duke's education department, said : "Such 
oaths are harmful because they point the 
finger of suspicion without justification 
at the great mass of loyal teachers, and 
because they strain the conscience of 
many loyal teachers who take them con- 
trary to their principles. Also loyalty 
oaths force some loyal teachers from 
their positions." In a speech to the hon- 
orary education society Kappa Delta Pi, 
Dr. Cartwright also condemned the black- 
listing of textbooks and other school ma- 
terials by school boards. "Teachers are 
the experts whose qualifications should 
make them responsible for determining 
the materials and methods to be used in 
teaching," he said. "Public interest in 
these matters is welcome, but criticism 
based on ignorance is likely to be destruc- 
tive of its own ends." 

McCarthy Belittled 

In an "impartial, factual analysis," 
dealing with Senator Joseph McCarthy's 
charges that Communists had infiltrated 
the State Department, released by Dr. 
Homell Hart, the Duke Professor of 
Sociology asserts that the Wisconsin sena- 
tor has offered no valid evidence for be- 
lieving that any of the State Department 
employees whom he accused is a Com- 
munist, and that his activities have con- 
tributed little or nothing to discovering or 
weeding out Communists from govern- 
ment. Dr. Hart's 36-page report lists 50 
alleged statements and actions by Sena- 
tor McCarthy and 50 corresponding refu- 
tations. From his findings, Dr. Hart con- 
cludes that "Senator McCarthy's state- 
ments have been radically at variance with 
the facts in the 50 instances analyzed." 
In addition to using many varied sources 
and carrying on extensive correspondence 
with such men as ex-Senator Millard Tyd- 
ings, Owen Lattimore, Harold Stassen, 
and McCarthy himself. Dr. Hart also sub- 

mitted his compiled material to leading 
advocates on the opposed positions with 
requests for criticism. With the help of 
these opinions, he was able to find more 
fundamental sources, clear up apparent 
contradictions, and thus revise his report, 
showing agreements which seem apparent, 
what the main arguments are on the chief 
unresolved issues, and what conclusions 
seem justified on the basis of available 

Lanning Installed 

Professor John Tate Lanning, '24. of 
the Duke History Department has been 
installed as 1952 chairman of the Latin 
American Section of the American His- 
torical Association. Dr. Lanning has 
been a member of the Duke faculty since 
1927, and he is widely known for his 
research in Latin-American history. His 
recent writings include "The Royal Ced- 
ulas of the University of Guatemala" 
and "The Scientific Career of Dr. Nar- 
cisco Esparragosa." He has also con- 
ducted historical research in Spain and 
throughout South America. 

The Diluted Dollar 

"Inflation is here to stay, and the 
American public may as well get used 
to it," say Associate Professors Lloyd 
Saville and Frederick C. Joerg, special- 
ists at Duke in consumer economics and 
investments. With this in mind, the 
two experts have come up with eight 
suggestions to help Americans get the 
most from their spending dollars. 

1. Shop for price reductions. 2. 
Avoid credit charges. 3. Don't spend 
just because you have a little extra 
money on payday. 4. Buy goods of 
appropriate quality. The best quality 
may not always be the best buy for 
you. 5. Avoid extreme fashions in 
clothing', furniture and housing, but 
follow shifts toward more economical 
styles. 6. Budget your expenditures. 
7. Diversify your savings. 8. Review 
your insurance program to make sure 
of adequate coverage. 

According to Professors Saville and 
Joerg, the causes of our inflation are 
permanently "built-in" our national 
economy. To the average family this 
means just one thing- — "the good old 
days" of dollar-for-dollar values are 
gone forever. "Higher taxes," is the 
economists' prediction. 

January, 1952 


Cagers Point Toward A Good Season 

Groat Continues to Pace Nation's Point Makers 

Except for a lapse during the Christ- 
mas holidays when they lost three of four 
games played, Duke's basketball Blue 
Devils have had one of their best seasons 
in years and have been rated by many as 
the' successor to N. C. State as Southern 
Conference champion. 

As of this writing the Devils have won 
10 games and lost five. Four of the 
losses came on the road and the only de- 
feat at home was a 72-70 double overtime 
outing against N. C. State. 

In their first eight games this year the 
cagers won seven games, being defeated 
only by Furman 73-72 in an upset. Dur- 
ing that streak the Devils twice bettered 
the old school offensive record of 97 
points, scoring 98 points against George 
Washington in winning 98-76 and run- 
ning out the scoreboard in Duke Indoor 
Stadium with a 102-45 victory over 
V. M. I. 

In 15 games thus far, Captain Dick 
Groat, a sure bet for All-America honors 
this year, is leading the scoring with 362 
points, while sophomore Bernie Janicki of 
Ambridge, Pa., is second with 232 and 
another soph, Rudy D'Emilio of Phila- 
delphia, is third with 144. During that 
period the team scored 1,171 points for 
an average of 78.1 tallies per game. 

Groat led the nation in assists accord- 
ing to averages through Duke's first 14 
games, the great guard having a total of 
116. Janicki during this same period 
ranked No. 8 in rebounds nationally with 

A quick rundown of the games played 
thus far : 

Duke 85, Temple 48— Groat led the 
scoring with 33 points, outscoring the 
great Temple All-America, Bill Mlkvy, 
by 33-17. This game at Durham was 
covered by Life Magazine. Janicki had 
21 points for the Devils. 

Duke 78, Hanes Hosiery 68 — Groat 
had 26, Janicki 13 and D'Emilio 11 

Duke 77, North Carolina 59 — This 
game, called the Gerry Gerard Memorial 
Game, saw Groat and Janicki tie for 
scoring with honors with 16 each, while 
D'Emilio had 12 and Carl Glasow, a 
Divinity School senior, 11. 

Duke S7, Bradley 69 — Duke revenged 

a beating at the hands of the Braves last 
year by winning before a howling home 
crowd. Groat led with 25 and Janicki 
had 16. 

Furman 73, Duke 72 — Furman upset 
the Duke team in the last minute at Shel- 
by, N. C. Center Dick Crowder led 
Duke with 16, Groat had 15, Janicki 14. 

Duke 102, V. M. I. 45— Scoring the 
most points in history, Duke was led by 
Groat's 32, Janicki's 19. 

Duke 88, Davidson 49 — Davidson froze 
the ball from the start, but played ball 
in the later part of the game and Duke 
won easily. Groat 24, Janicki 17. 

Duke 98, George Washington 76 — Groat 
put on a great all-round show for the 
Washington fans, leading the scoring with 
32 points while D'Emilio had 17. 

West Virgiina 95, Duke 74 — Duke was 
upset in West Virginia the night after 
the G. W. win. Groat only man in double 
figures with 26 points. 

DIXIE CLASSIC— In the third annual 
Dixie Classic at Raleigh, Duke lost to 
Columbia 66-58, downed Wake Forest 
79-74 and then lost to Southern Cal by 
87-69. Groat broke his old single game 
scoring record with 35 tallies versus 
Wake Forest and led the tourney scorers 
with 71 points. 

Duke 62, Penn 52— With four Penn- 
sylvania native starters tallying 57 of the 
62 points, Duke downed Penn at Durham. 
Groat had 22, D'Emilio 19 and Janicki 
15. Bill Fleming, the other Duke Penn- 
sylvanian, had one. 

N. C. State 72, Duke 70— In one of the 
most thrilling games ever played in the 
area, N. C. State downed Duke 72-70 in, 
two overtimes when Paul Brandenburg- 
hit on a long shot with four seconds left 
in the second overtime. Janicki's long 
one-hander had tied the score at 64-64 
with four seconds left in the regular 
game. Janicki led the scoring with 20 
points, Groat had 18 and D'Emilio 17. 

Duke 72, N. Y. U. 70— In a game 
played in Madison Square Garden and 
televised in the metropolitan area, Duke 
grabbed a 47-33 halftime lead and hung 
on to win. Groat led the scoring with 
22, Janicki had 20. It was only N. Y. 
U.'s second loss in 15 games. 

With only one of the four winter 
sports having a junior varsity outfit now 
that freshmen are available for varsity 
participation, that club has shown up 
well, the junior cagers winning five of its 
first six games. 

Four of the five starters are six-four 
and two of the five are sophomores, the 
others freshmen. Don Cashman of New 
York and Earl Skiff of Schenectady, N. 
Y., are the forwards, Herky Lamley of 
Haverton, Pa., the center and Marv 
Decker of Bloomfield, N. J., and Tom 
Peters of McKeesport, Pa., the guards. 

The jayvees won over N. C. State, 
North Carolina and Wake Forest jayvees, 
as well as Louisburg Junior College and 
Cherry Point. The latter club downed 
the Imps 57-55 in a return game. On the 
other hand, Duke handed N. C. State's 
juniors their only defeat prior to the 
touted varsity clash, 67-64. 

The team is coached by Tom Connelly, 
former co-captain of the 1941 Duke Con- 
ference champs and a graduate of the 
class of '42. 

Duke's varsity swimmers won three of 
their first four matches and the wrestlers 
won one of two meets. The swimmers 
downed William and Mary, Georgetown 
and V. M. I., losing to North Carolina. 
The wrestlers lost to Washington and Lee 
in the opener and came back with a re- 
sounding 18-13 win over N. C. State. 

The swimmers' best show was against 
V. M. I., which was runnerup in the 
Conference last year and had six of seven 
loop meet scorers back. Duke won 43 x /2 
to 40V2 with a win in the last meet. 
Leading the win were veterans Whitey 
Mellin and Wes Haskell, Mellin winning- 
two firsts and anchoring the relay team 
that won the final event while Haskell 
beat the defending conference breast- 
stroke champ. 

The wrestlers show much promise. In 
the State meet three freshmen and only 
one senior were in the lineup and two 
of the frosh got wins in the last two 
matches to give Duke its win. Leaders 
thus far have been lettermen Bob Malone, 
Otto Dieffenbach and Bob Burrell and 
Phil Aeeardo, Bill Buchheit and Fred 


Duke Alumni Register 

Football Schedule for 1952 Shows Three New Opponents 

Three new opponents will appear on 
the Blue Devils' 1952 football slate. 
They are Washington and Lee, South- 
ern Methodist, and Navy, and replace 
1951 opponents Virginia Tech, Wil- 
liam and Mary, and Pittsburgh. 

Again the exigencies of intercollegi- 
ate schedule-making leave the Devils 
with only four games, less than half 
the card, to be played at home. But 
nearby supporters can take consola- 
tion from the fact that three other 
games will be played within a 20-mile 
radius of Duke Stadium, all with the 
other three members of the Big Four. 

Home games are with Washington 
and Lee's Generals in the season's 
opener, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, and 

Duke has met Washington and Lee, 
1950 Southern Conference champs, six 
times in past years, but not since 1937. 
The Navy is a familiar opponent, and 
the '52 game marks the renewal of a 
series dropped in 1949. Southern 
Methodist, however, perennial power- 
house of the Southwest, will face the 
Blue Devils for the first time. This 

will be in a Friday night game at 
Dallas, Texas, on September 26. 

The Georgia Tech game on Novem- 
ber 1 has been set aside as Homecom- 
ing, as has been the case in alternate 
years for many seasons past. This 
will be an at least temporary farewell 
to the gallant Yellow Jackets who have 
provided Duke fans, as well as their 
own, with many thrills during a long 
and colorful rivalry. Again the sched- 
ule makers ran into difficulty, and Tech 
will disappear from Duke's schedule 
next year, a fact that will be lamented. 

Tennessee's Volunteers, awe-inspir- 
ing No. 1 team of the past season, will 
invade Duke Stadium, where the 
Devils will seek revenge for two 
straight lickings at the hands of Gen- 
eral Neyland's charges. 

Road games include, besides South- 
ern Methodist, South Carolina, N. C. 
State, Virginia, Wake Forest, and 
North Carolina. 

It is much too early for predictions, 
but Blue Devil supporters feel safe 
in assuming that Duke will be im- 
proved. Capable ball handlers will 

have a greater familiarity with Coach 
Bill Murray's T formation, and fresh- 
man and sophomore stalwarts of last 
season will make fewer mistakes and 
give a smoother performance. There 
will be, however, some standouts in 
both line and backfield who, lost 
through graduation, will be sorely 

The complete schedule follows: 
Sept. 20 — Washington and Lee at 

Sept. 26 — Southern Methodist at 

Oct. 4 — Tennessee at Durham 

Oct. 11— South Carolina at 

Oct. 18— N. C. State at Raleigh 
Oct. 25— Virginia at Charlottesville 

Nov. 1 — Georgia Tech at Durham 

Nov. S — Navy at Durham 

Nov. 15 — Wake Forest at Wake 

Nov. 22— Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Late Census Shows Active Alumni Total Over 26,000 

How many students have attended Duke 
or Trinity since the institution was 
founded? How many men? How many 
women? How many are now living, and 
how many of these are classed as active 
alumni ? 

These and similar questions are fre- 
quently asked, and the answers thereto 
were recently sought in a research project 
conducted by Miss Patsy McKay, '30, 
director of the alumni records office. 

Since the institution that is now Duke 
University came into being it has opened 
its doors and its professors' minds to 
34,173 men and women, young, old and 
middle-aged, in undergraduate colleges 
and graduate and professional schools. 
Of this number, as far as available in- 
formation can indicate, 30,120, or more 
than 86 per cent, are now living. The 
University is in regular communication 
with 26,591 of these, with the temporary 
exception of those who have recently 
moved and for whom new addresses have 
not been received. 

These 26,591 (as of January 18) con- 
stitute the University's alumni strength, 
as it is represented abroad and supported 
from without. 


Living alumni of the three undergrad- 
uate colleges total 24,545, with Trinity 
College having 16,451; the Woman's Col- 
lege 7,083; and the College of Engineer- 
ing 1,003. Graduates of Trinity number 
7,075, and non-graduates number 9,376. 
Woman's College degree-holding alumnae 
number 4,393, with non-graduate alumnae 
totalling 2,690. For a number of reasons, 
as these figures indicate, a far greater 
percentage of women students finish de- 
gree requirements than men. 

Alumni and alumnae of the three 
undergraduate colleges, therefore, account 
for more than 80 per cent of all living 
former students. 

Graduate and Professional Schools 

A rundown of living alumni the Uni- 
versity's graduate and professional schools 
shows the following: 

That the School of Medicine has 796 
living alumni, 465 of whom attended Duke 
aa undergraduates as well. 

That the School of Law has educated 
472 living lawyers, 255 of whom were 
Duke undergraduates. 

That the School of Religion has 529 
living alumni and that 126 of them did 

pre-ministerial work at Duke. 

That the School of Forestry has 197 
living alumni of whom 46 were Duke 
undergraduates. This makes the School 
of Forestry the smallest from the stand- 
point of alumni, just as it is generally the 
smallest from the standpoint of enroll- 

That the School of Nursing has 731 
living alumnae and that 17 of them at- 
tended the Woman's College as under- 

That the Graduate School of Arts and 
Sciences 2,844 active alumni and alumnae, 
with no count immediately available on 
how many attended Duke as undergradu- 

Anyone who adds the totals for the 
graduate school alumni to those for the 
undergraduate colleges will find that the 
result will equal more than the total 
number of alumni Duke claims. The an- 
swer to this apparent discrepancy lies 
in the fact that some former students are 
counted twice, by virtue of having gone 
to both undergraduate college and gradu- 
ate school at Duke. Figures for gradu- 
ate and professional schools indicate how 
many there are in this category. 

January, 1952 


The Undergraduate View 

by Ronnv Nelson, '52 

A change of years. The old one goes 
out, the new one comes in. It is a time 
to look both backwards and forward. 
Review the events of the last twelve 
months and make resolutions about those 
of the next twelve. Remember what was 
done wrong last year and resolve to do 
it right next year. There is the feeling 
of starting anew. Armed with the ex- 
perience of last year, you face the oppor- 
tunity of a new era. 

For the undergraduate, however, things 
haven't really changed so much. The only 
visible difference is another year number 
on quiz and term paper. His new year's 
eve comes in the summer, his half-way 
mark in February. To him December 
and January are months of the same 
semester. Things are just a little closer 
in January; exams are breathing a little 
hotter on his neck; the deadline is star- 
ing him in the face. 

Who'll forget that December and Janu- 
ary are strange, hectic months. When 
December rolls around, the student be- 
gins to think of vacation. He begins to 
think he's bushed and needs a rest. But 
he also remembers that if he doesn't get 
something accomplished before he goes 
home, he may not be able to see daylight 
when he comes back. So he forces vaca- 
tion from his mind and tries to buckle 
down to the job. He senses the passing 
of time, feels it slipping away, and he 
gets all in a lather. It seems as though 
there is only confusion, but actually some- 
thing' is coming out of that confusion. All 
around him things are getting done, and 
he's getting something done himself. 

Duke Players stages "Twelfth Night" 
in Branson's theater-in-the-round, playing 
to a full house for five nights. The play- 
ers add to their stage experience, and the 
audience is exposed to Shakespeare, while 

Grand Finale — Hoof 'n' Horn Review featured best remembered scenes from 
productions of the past. 

Blood for Korea — Duke students, who themselves may see combat in Korea 
after graduation, gave blood above and beyond the call of duty when an 
appeal was made. 

not at his greatest perhaps, still in hilari- 
ous and entertaining form for those who 
understand it. 

Hoof V Horn Club climaxes weeks of 
rehearsals with two performances of 
"Hullabaloo," a review of the best from 
four years of Duke musical comedy. And 
just as musical comedy should be, it is 
fun; fun for the many members of the 
cast who not only enjoy singing their 
lungs out and dancing their feet off, but 
also enjoy the feeling that they've worked 
hard on something worth while and their 
work has ended in success ; and fun for 
the audience, who can't help humming 
under their breaths some of the songs 
they've heard in the last four years, and 
tapping their feet to the dancing. 

Varsity "D" Club, with the help of 
some six hundred students, sponsors a 
drive for blood and puts it way over the 
top. With club members laying the 
groundwork and students responding 
overwhelmingly, Duke once more proves 
that it can get behind something and push 
when necessary. 

The fraternities, too, are doing some- 
thing worth while. Six of them tie down 
the furniture, put all breakables in an 
out-of-the-way place, get in a patient 
frame of mind, and throw open their 
doors to more than one hundred kids 
from Edgemont. And what a howling, 
bawling, hectic experience it is. They 
make the mistake of serving ice cream, 
and will probably regret it every time 
they look at the rug for the next six 
months. But the Greeks grin and bear 
it. They provide a present for every 
child, and realize that for some it may 
be their only one this Christmas. 

Tes, things get done in December. But 
finally it comes time to call it quits and 
head for home. The student has the 
Christmas spirit, everything's fine, every- 
body's a nice fellow. The only thing he's 
mad at is the weather. So off he goes 
for that long awaited rest. But as usual, 
it doesn't turn out to be quite as restful 
as he had anticipated. He wonders if it 
won't be nice to get back to school and 
recuperate. The idea is short-lived when 
he remembers approaching exams, and 
this thought leads to the work he brought 
home and has no intention of doing. So 
he winds up shrugging his shoulders and 
deciding to live while he can, for to- 
morrow he studies. 

Then suddenly the new year is over 
and he's back in the old again. He's 
glad to be there, but at the moment you 
can't tell him that. So he knuckles under, 
trying to undo what he's done and do 
what he's not done. Things are pretty 
gloomy now, but there's light up ahead, 
and next semester ivill be different. 


Duke Alumni Register 

'46 NROTC Newsletter 

Members of the February, 1946, 
NKOTC Class at Duke have tried to keep 
n touch with each other during the years 
since their graduation. A special Christ- 
Has, 1951, "Dope Sheet," prepared by 
Lieutenant Sam F. McMurray, 610 Palm 
Boulevard, State of Palms, S. C, has 
served as another link in their friendship. 

Scattered from Durham to New York, 
Korea, Florida, Michigan, and points in 
jetween, the '46ers had many interesting 
;hings to recount. The "Dope Sheet" 
contained short letters from every class 
nember who could be located, complete 
nith address and other vital statistics such 
is occupation, number of children. It 
ivas not the first one put out by the 
jroup, for Tom Scahill edited a similar 
Christmas letter in 1949. Sam McMurray 
las appointed William (Bill) J. Farren 
is editor next year in hopes that the 
'Dope Sheet" will become a regular an- 
aual affair. 

This issue was dedicated to First Lieu- 
;enant Mike Cannon, U.S.M.C, who was 
rilled during the past year in an auto- 
nobile accident. 

"Nick" Carter Club 

The "Nick Carter Travel Club," a new 
iiedical group, held its first meeting at 
;he new Alamance County Hospital in 
Burlington in December. Each of the 55 
nembers present had trained at least one 
fear since 1931 under Dr. Bayard "Nick" 
barter, chairman of the Obstetrics and 
jyneeology Department at Duke. 

"The group was organized," Dr. Walter 
L. Thomas, obstetrician at Duke and presi- 
lent of the group, said, "to promote 
scientific knowledge by assembly and the 
nterchange of ideas and practice related 
particularly to obstetrics and gynecolo- 
gy." The club will meet at least once a 
year; and next year members from the 
Midwest and the West Coast are expected 
to attend. 

At the first meeting the doctors visited 
the wards at Alamance hospital and held 
a surgical clinic in the operating room. 
Scientific papers were presented at the 
afternoon session. Officers elected in addi- 
tion to Dr. Thomas were Robert Alter, 
M.D. '38, Duke house staff, vice-president ; 
and John R. Kernodle, M.D. '42, Burling- 
ton, secretary-treasurer. 

These men and women have been with the Christmas Pageant since it began 
20 years ago. Left to right are J. Foster "Bishop" Barnes, musical director; 
Mrs. Frank S. Hickman ; Dr. Hickman, professor of preaching and psychology 
of religion; Bessie Whitted Spence (Mrs. Hersey B.), '06, A.M. '09, B.D. '29; 
Dr. Spence, the Pageant's originator. Mrs. Barnes, who has assisted her 
husband with the musical direction, is not pictured, but she, also, has worked 
with this traditional holiday event for two decades. 

The Christinas Pageant's 20th Year 

Second Semester 

The second semester of the academic 
year 1951-52 begins on Wednesday, 
Jan. 30, when students return to classes 
after a brief respite following exams. 

One of the University's most popu- 
lar and more renowned traditions had its 
twentieth birthday the Sunday before 
Christmas vacation. The annual Univer- 
sitv Christmas Service, originated by Dr. 
H." E. Spence, A.B. '07, A.M. '08,' B.D. 
'27, professor of Biblical literature and 
religious education, was first presented at 
Christmas time in 1931. 

During the late 1920's, when Professor 
Spence was visiting in Chicago, he at- 
tended a faculty dinner with a Christmas 
pageant arranged afterward for enter- 
tainment. Returning to Duke, he con- 
ceived the plan of the Duke faculty Christ- 
mas party, which has since become an 
annual institution. The pageant itself, 
which was at first connected with the 
faculty dinner, soon became a separate 
event, with the Chapel Choir, members 
of the Duke Players and other interested 
students taking part. For several years 
it was held on the last evening before 
Christmas vacation, but with the increase 
in size of the University and the great 
number of other pre-Christmas activities 
the date was subsequently changed to the 
last Sunday evening before vacation. 

Though he devised the Duke pageant, 
wrote the continuity for it and arranged 
the entire program which is now con- 
tained in his book, Holidays and Holy 
Days, Professor Spence is not the only 
person who has been taking an active 
part in it for 20 years. Mrs. Spence, the 
former Bessie Whitted, A.B. '06, A.M. 
'09, B.D. '29, assistant professor of Bibli- 

cal literature, has lent her able assistance. 
Dr. Frank S. Hickman, professor of 
preaching and the psychology of religion, 
has read the Christmas Story that accom- 
panies the pageant for each of the 20 
years, and J. Foster Barnes has been in 
charge of the music since its beginning. 
Mrs. Hickman and Mrs. Barnes have also 
given much of their time and effort for 
the benefit of the performance. There are 
a number of Durham people who hold the 
distinction of having seen every perform- 
ance which has been given. 

Until his death of 1947, A. T. (Pop) 
West, professor of speech and drama, 
directed the performances. Mr. Kenneth 
Reardon, assistant professor of English, 
assisted by Joseph C. Wetherby. assistant 
professor of speech, has since taken over 
this duty. 

The first performances were much 
different from the highly polished and 
well-costumed ones of today. With no ap- 
propriate costumes of their own, Prof. 
Spence and his group borrowed some 
from the Durham Knights Templars. As 
they were able, the group made others. 
Interested people contributed costumes 
from time to time. An outstanding one 
was the Jaguar skin given by Dr. Pearse 
for the little shepherd to wear. 

In 1937 catastrophe hit the Christmas 
pageant. It was the first year that the 
Duke group had owned all of their own 
costumes, and during a cast party after 
the pageant, some of the gauze costumes 
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January, 1952 



Recalling a Great Builder 

The Papers and Addresses of William 
Preston Few, Late President or 
Duke University. 

Edited, with a Biographical Apprecia- 
tion, by Robert H. Woody. 

Duke University Press. 369 pages. 

(Reviewed by Dr. Harry R. Stevens, 
assistant professor of history) 

How many of us have said, what does 
Duke mean to mef Could it be that "we 
must enjoy ourselves, as well as pore 
over books . . . not all, or even the best 
part, of our education is gotten from 
books" as "Billie" Few wrote when he was 
at college? Or do we say, "I am simply 
and surely the hardest worked man you 
ever saw. I sometimes thought I had been 
hard worked while a student, but I have 
six things to do now where I had one to 
do then" as Mr. Few wrote when he be- 
gan teaching? Whatever the answer may 
be, every Duke alumnus of the past fifty 
years will find reassuring pages in The 
Papers and Addresses of William Pres- 
ton Few, just published in a handsome 
edition by the Duke University Press. 

About one-third of this volume is a 
colorful and delightful biographical ap- 
preciation of William Preston Few by 
Professor Robert H. Woody of the Duke 
History Department. Twenty-five brief 
papers and addresses make up the re- 
maining two-thirds. The two parts to- 
gether present a picture of Trinity Col- 
lege and the University that will be 
familiar to every one who has been asso- 
ciated with the school in the past half 

More than a colorful picture, here is a 
brilliant and engaging interpretation of 
the University. Duke has not only had 
meaning for all : it has meant something- 
special for each of us. What has it 
meant? Too often we find trouble telling 
just what it is that makes the University 
unique. Professor Woody in his lightly 
written yet profoundly understanding 
essay helps to solve the problem. Here 
many things we only sense, ill-defined but 
powerful traditions, the whole vast com- 
plication that is Duke, take on a sharper 
outline, grow in depth and meaning, and 
turn from half-remembered episodes into 
life itself. Is it the flag-raising cere- 
mony? We read how it started, know 

William Preston Few 

His words of other years are still 
fresh in their applicability today. 

the hopes it symbolized, the sad bitter 
quarrel that occurred in 1917, and will 
look upon it now with enhanced appre- 
ciation. Is it closer student-faculty rela- 
tions? How did that begin and why did 
it grow into such a lasting issue? Here 
we see its origins, and President Few's 
contributions to the subject. Is it the 
spirit of free discussion? These pages re- 
mind us of the blunt message James B. 
Duke gave Walter Hines Page when he 
came to dedicate the Trinity library: 
"Tell them to think for themselves." 

Here is the Bassett story, with the noble 
declaration of Mr. Few (then Dean) and 
J. B. Duke's rough brilliant advice, 
"Public opinion can lynch a man. . . . 
Don't allow it. You'll never get over it 
if you do." They didn't allow it, and 
the years that followed bore out Page's 
prediction "Trinity college will be free — 
and everybody will know that it is free." 
Do we know the story as we should? 
Here is the chance to read it as it hap- 
pened. Professor Woody tells it briefly 
and memorably. 

The biographical appreciation is writ- 
ten from the sources but without foot- 
notes, bibliography, or other cumbersome 

apparatus. Professor Woody has an easy, 
natural style that carries the reader en- 
joyably through each significant phase of 
President Few's life and work with dis- 
crimination, charm, and urbanity. Seven 
attractive full-page illustrations remind 
those who knew the late president of his 
warmly valued personality. Professor 
Woody, a native of North Carolina and 
a distinguished scholar who has been 
connected with Duke since 1927 has per- 
formed a superb service for Duke and its 

In the papers and addresses the late 
president speaks for himself, calmly, 
broadly, wisely. The selections offered 
in this volume, ranging from 1902 to 
1940, represent the best of his written 
work. Studies in history and literature, 
analyses of education, citizenship, democ- 
racy, and leadership build up to a chal- 
lenging body of constructive thought both 
on problems of the day and on issues of 
more lasting import. Whether the sub- 
ject is Alfred the Great or Washington 
Duke, athletics or religion, an old college 
and a new university, the philanthropy of 
a Southern cotton mill, or Southern pub- 
lic opinion, President Few always had 
something to say of significance for those 
who want to know wherein going to Duke 
differs from just having gone to college. 

Readers of the South Atlantic Quar- 
terly (a Duke University Press publica- 
tion that has just celebrated its golden 
anniversary) will be pleased to see that 
many of the works published here first ap- 
peared in that journal; and readers of the 
Duke Alumni Register will likewise dis- 
cover with satisfaction that this periodi- 
cal had its share in bringing President 
Few's speeches and writings to a wider 
audience. The precedents in those direc- 
tions have been followed advantageously 
by President Few's successors. 

The great contribution of William 
Preston Few was nothing less than Duke 
University itself. It was under his presi- 
dency that Trinity College grew from its 
modest proportions in 1910 to the emi- 
nence achieved by 1940. In the thirty 
years of growth that has made it so dis- 
tinctive the school felt that constant im- 
pression of his leadership. That imprint 
left in steel and stones and the minds of 
men is gathered here in written form for 
all of us to see. 

The Papers and Addresses of William 
Preston Few, with its appreciation by 
Professor Woody, is a volume that every 
Duke alumnus will want to read and own. 
It is a most enjoyable way of adding to 
what Duke means to each of us. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Due Process of Law, 1932-1949 

by Virginia Wood Hughes (Mrs. M. 
C), A.M. '44, Ph.D. '47. Louisiana 
State University Press. 

Virginia Wood Hughes (Mrs. M. C), 
A.M. '44, Ph.D. '47, is the author of the 
latest publication of the Louisiana State 
University Press, entitled Due Process of 
Law, 1932-1949. She is professor of 
political science at the University of 

The story of the United States Supreme 
Court's application and interpretation of 
the "due process" clauses of the national 
constitution is related in the book. Mrs. 
Hughes' conclusion is that due process is 
not adequate to the protection of civil 
and other rights, though the citizenry has 
come to rely upon it for that purpose. 

A native of Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Hughes 
is also an alumna of Roanoke College, 
Salem, Va. She was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa at Duke and received the 
1949 award from the committee on pub- 
lications at Duke. 

Add Three More Alumni 
To College Presidents 

Three alumni, who should have been, 
were not mentioned in the story on col- 
lege presidents in the November Register. 

With the addition of James A. McCain, 
A.M. '29, president of Kansas State Col- 
lege, Manhattan, Kans.; Orville Went- 
worth Wake, M.Ed. '39, president of 
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va. ; and 
Oscar W. Lever, Ph.D. '41, president of 
Kentucky Wesleyan College, Winchester, 
Ky., Duke can boast of an even 20 alum- 
ni now in college presidencies. 

The three presidents received their 
training in three different fields. Dr. 
Lever is a minister, Dr. Wake studied 
education, and Dr. McCain started out to 
become a journalist before switching to 
the field of educational administration. 

Dr. McCain, who graduated at 18 from 
Wofford College and received his Ph.D. 
degree at Stanford University, was ap- 
pointed president of Kansas State Col- 
lege in 1950, succeeding Milton Eisen- 
hower, who in turn became president of 
Pennsylvania State College. 

He started his educational career as 
dean of student personnel and assistant 
to the president of Colorado A & M Col- 
lege, and in 1942, entered the Navy to 
serve as a lieutenant commander directing 
the enlisted classification program of the 
Navy Bureau of Personnel in Washing- 
ton, D. C. At 38, he was the youngest 

head of any Montana educational institu- 
tion when he was elected to the presi- 
dency of Montana State University, Mis- 
soula, Mont., upon his release from serv- 
ice. Dr. and Mrs. McCain have a young 
daughter, Sheila Janet. 

On April 25, 1950, Dr. Wake became 
president of Lynchburg College, having 
received his A.B. degree there in 1932 
and served as dean of the College from 
1942 to 1945. He did work for the 
Ph.D. degree at the University of Vir- 
ginia, and had previously served in vari- 
ous educational capacities including that 
of director of elementary education for 
Virginia and state superintendent of sec- 
ondary education. Dr. Wake also taught 
education and psychology at Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute where he was direc- 
tor of student teaching, and before that 
served as a high school principal. 

Dr. Lever became president of Ken- 
tucky Wesleyan College in 1951. He was 
previously dean of administration at 
Columbia College, Columbia, S. C, and 
assistant to the president at Wofford Col- 
lege. Dr. Lever is a graduate of Carlyle 
Military Academy, the University of 
South Carolina, and, like Dr. McCain, did 
his undergraduate work at Wofford Col- 

Pastor of the Wesley Memorial Church, 
Columbia, S. C, from 1933 to 1937, Dr. 
Lever was later an instructor in homileties 
and Bible literature at Duke. From 
1925-33 he was a teacher in the South 
Carolina public schools. He and Mrs. 
Lever have one son, Oscar William, Jr., 7. 

George B. Ehlhardt, B.D.'46, 
Resigns Post at Brevard 

The resignation of The Reverend 
George B. Ehlhardt, B.D. '46, from the 
presidency of Brevard College, Brevard, 
N. C, has been accepted by the board of 
trustees of the College. Mr. Ehlhardt 
was forced to resign because of ill health. 

Mr. Ehlhardt became president of Bre- 
vard College in 1950, having served as 
registrar and librarian of the Duke 
Divinity School for a number of years. 
He received his undergraduate degree 
from Stetson University. 

While at Duke, Mr. Ehlhardt was a 
generous contributor to the Duke Library. 
He was a member of the executive board 
of the Friends of the Duke Library, serv- 
ing for a time as chairman of the program 
committee for that organization. He was 
also very active in theological library 


(Continued from Page 2) 
are washed by swinging them like a sledge 
against a rock. Fortunately, I am able 
to patronize a more modern establishment. 
Enclosed is a little snapshot of the out- 
door one. You can see in it the clothes 
drying on the ground in the background. 
My brother Bill is still with General 
Electric in Bridgeport, as I guess you 
know. He saw me off at the New York 
airport as I started my journey here. 

30th October 1951. 
Mark Veillet-Lavallee, '20 
Food and Agriculture Organization 
of the United Nations 
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 
Rome, Italy 

"As you are probably aware, I am the 
Secretary-General of the Food and Agri- 
culture Organization of the United Na- 
tions, which established its permanent 
headquarters in Rome some ten months 
ago. My Director-General is Norris E. 
Dodd, the former Under-Secretary for 
Agriculture, and our staff includes many 
other Americans. It is quite a change for 
them to live in this ancient European 
city, where conditions are so very different 
from what they were in the United States. 
I am happy to be able to help them in 
making the readjustments which the 
strange surroundings necessitate, particu- 
larly during the first few weeks. Un- 
doubtedly, therefore, the training I re- 
ceived at Duke is proving of great value 
not only from a personal standpoint, but 
also in my professional duties. 

"I always read with great pleasure the 
Duke Alumni Register, and always look 
for items of news concerning my former 
classmates, but these are rather scanty and 
I would love to hear from some of them 

"Needless to say, if anyone connected 
with Duke should ever happen to come 
to Rome, I would be delighted to be of 
assistance in any way I can." 

Organ Recital 

On February 3 there will be an 
organ and string quartet recital in the 
Duke University Chapel at 4 :00 
o'clock. Mrs. Mildred L. Hendrix, 
University organist, accompanied by 
Dorothy and Edgar Alden, violinists, 
Julia Mueller, violist, and Ernst Pes- 
chel, cellist, will perform seven Mozart 
Sonatas written originally for organ 
and strings. She will also play several 
additional Bach numbers. 

January, 1952 



1. Gut B. Hathorn, Jr. Ann Walker Hathorn, '45. Guy B. 
Hathorn, Ph.D. '50. Davidson, N. C. 

2. Christopher Howell Fracher. Gretchen Anne Fracher. 
Jeffrey Carter Fracher. Louis H. Fracher, '42. Dan- 
ville, Va. 

3. Lawrence E. Blanchard, III. Frances Hallum Blanehard, 
'43. Lawrence E. Blanchard, Jr., '42. Biehmond, Va. Law- 
rence E. Blanchard, Sr., '09 (deceased), Grandfather. 

4. Lucy Blue Van Voorhees. Lucy Blue Van Voorhees (Mrs. 
Edward B.), '45. Nashville, Tenn. 

5. Mitchell Watkins Dale. Myron Lykins Dale. Kathleen 
Watkins Dale, '43. Francis L. Dale, '43. Cincinnati, 0. 

6. Brodie C. Nalle, III. Carolyn Nalle, II. Carolyn Woolley 
Nalle, B.S. '43. Brodie C Nalle, Jr., M.D. '39. Albuquerque, 
N. Mex. 

7. Ernest Bickell. Chris Bickell. Joyce Bickell. Becky 
Bickell. Mrs. Bernice Lane Bickell, '40. Durham, N. C 
Daniel Lane, '13, B.D. '39, Grandfather. 

8. Mollie Wannamaker. Crouse. Emily Grouse. Camille 
Grouse. Camille Izlar Crouse, '40. Wiley H. Crouse. Char- 
lotte, N. C. 


Duke Alumni Register 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


December, 1951 

Jacqueline Lentz Carriker (Mrs. H. H.), 
'41, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Barbara Baynard Hubbell (Mrs. David), 
'47, Hamden, Conn. 

Davis S. Hubbell, '43, M.D. '46, Hamden, 

Blaine R. Harkness, '35, Wilmington, Del. 

Donald S. Littmann, '44, M.D. '46, Maple- 
wood, N. J. 

Maurie B. Cree, M.D. '35, Statesville, N. C. 

Lt. John Ellsworth, '50, Camp Eucker, Ala. 

Richard D. Davis, '49, Brevard, N. C. 

Charles B. McKittrick, Jr., '50, Webster 
Groves, Mo. 

H. B. Porter, '13, Troy, N. C. 

B. Everett Jordan, '18, Saxapahaw, N. C. 
R. Dwight Ware, '22, Asheville, N. C. 
Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. W. B.), '22, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 

Edgar H. Nease, '25, B.D. '31, Charlotte, 

N. C. 
Walter A. Biggs, '27, Durham, N. C. 
W. A. Stanbury, '08, D.D. '28, Asheboro, 

N. C. 
Mary Freeman Herring (Mrs. W. H.), '11, 

Raleigh, N. C 
Florence Fitzgerald Tunstall (Mrs. K. R.), 

'29, Raleigh, N. C. 

C. E. Phillips, '07, A.M. '09, Durham, N. C. 
Earl R. Franklin, '05, Raleigh, N. C. 
Joan Simpson Jones (Mrs. Branson), '50, 

Concord, N. C. 
Mattie Spence Simpson (Mrs. J. R.), '26, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Classes having reunions at Commencement, 
1952, are as follows: '02, Golden Anniver- 
sary; '21; '22; '23; '24; '27, Silver Anni- 
versary; '42, Tenth Year Reunion; '46; '47; 
and '48. 


President : Henry A. Dennis 

Class Agent : H. M. Ratcliff 
B. B. SLAUGHTER has assumed his duties 
as pastor of the St. Paul Methodist Church 
in Durham. For the past six years he has 
served as superintendent of the New Bern, 
N. C, district, which includes 120 churches. 
Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter, who are now living 
at 2524 Banner Street, Durham, have two 
(MRS. HARRY E.), '40, and GRIMES G. 


Emma MeCullen Covington (Mrs. J. W.), 
'12, Rockingham, N. C. 

Paul Pegram, Jr., '50, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Edgar B. Fisher, '24, Durham, N. C. 

John C. Harmon, Jr., '31, LL.B. '35, At- 
lanta, Ga. 

John R. Kernodle, M.D. '42, Burlington, 
N. C. 

Emma Harmon Cromartie (Mrs. R. L.), '41, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Richard L. Cromartie, Jr., '42, San Francis- 
co, Calif. 

Loring S. Jones, Jr., '50, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

B. B. Slaughter, '13, Durham, N. C. 

Ens. Robert T. Silkett, '51, F.P.O., N. Y. 

Fred W. Dick, B.S. '42, M.D. '50, Baltimore, 

Flora Marie Meredith, '23, Johnson City, 

A. C. Waggoner, '27, B.D. '31, Mt. Airy, 
N. C. 

Jack R. Melton, '32, A.M. '42, Boone, N. C. 

Frank W. Whatton, '48, Louisville, Ky. 

Gean Griggs Whatton (Mrs. F. W.), '50, 
Louisville, Ky. 

Arthur S. Michell, M.F. '51, Toronto, On- 
tario, Canada. 

DeWitt A. Nunn, '44, Ossining, N. Y. 

William G. Martin, Jr., '50, Portsmouth, Va. 

Art Hillegass, Jr., '46, New Brunswick, 
N. J. 

HAYES, of Sarasota, Fla., former Chief 
of the Civilian Components Division at Third 
Army Headquarters, Fort McPherson, Ga., 
has been presented with the Third Army 
Certificate of Achievement. The award was 
based on Col. Hayes' four years of service 
at Third Army Headquarters. Having re- 
ceived his commission as an Army officer in 
1917, Col. Hayes served in Europe with the 
Slst Division during World War I. After 
his separation from service he entered the 
real estate business in Sarasota. In 1942 
he returned to active duty. Col. Hayes and 
Mrs. Hayes have left for Europe, where he 
will serve his third tour of duty in that 
area. The Hayes have two sons, First 
Lieutenant Robert L. Haj-es, Jr., and C. H. 

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President: John O. Durham 
Class Agent : J. Watson Smoot 

President: Marshall I. Pickens 
Class Agent : Joseph C. Whisnant 
FRED T. WIGGINS, vice-president and 
assistant general sales manager of Universal 
Atlas Cement Company, has been elected 
vice-president and general sales manager of 

the company. Mr. Wiggins, who has been 
associated with the cement company for 
twenty-five years, lives in the Scarsdale Club 
Apts., 170 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, N. 
Y. He and Mrs. Wiggins have one daughter, 
(MRS. MARK E., JR.), '52. 


Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1952 
Vice-President: George R. Wallace 
Class Agent: A. Hugo Kimball 
LYNWOOD E. BROWN of 3709 Rosemont 
Avenue, Nashville, Tenn., is manager of the 
General Motors Acceptance Corporation in 
Nashville. He and Mrs. Brown have a 
daughter, Betty Lyn, who is a senior in 
high school. 

SAMUEL D. BUNDY is principal of the 
Farmville, N. C, Public School and is active 
in the civic life of his community. He and 
Mrs. Bundy and their sons, Samuel, Jr., 
and James Henry, live at 110 Grimmers- 
burg Street, Farmville, N. C. 
CECIL S. HARGETT is working with Rich- 
lands Motor Sales, Inc., Chevrolet dealer, 
in Richlands, N. C. He and Mrs. Hargett 
have two children, Cecil, Jr., and Hugh 

D. D. HOLT, '27, B.D. '33, is minister of 
Trinity Methodist Church in Durham. He 
and Mrs. Holt, who live at 1014 Monmouth 
Avenue, Durham, have two sons, David 
Dillon and John Sanders. 
The address of AMOS RAGAN KEARNS, 
secretary -treasurer of Crown Hosiery Mills, 
Inc., High Point, N. C, is 600 Hillcrest 
Drive, High Point. He is Mayor of High 
Point, a trustee of Duke University and is 
a past president of the Duke Alumni Asso- 
ciation. The Kearns have two children, 
Amos Ragan, Jr., and Jane Edgerton. 
The address of WILLIAM O. LIPSCOMB, 
Mrs. Lipscomb, and their son, William O., 
Ill, is 1603 Home Avenue, Hartsville, S. C. 
Mr. Lipscomb is credit manager for J. L. 
Coker and Company, Inc. 
is living in Chesterfield, S. C. 
RICHARD L. PEARSE is a Durham phy- 
sician. He, his wife and their three chil- 
dren, Thomas Deane, Mary Taggart, and 
Rebecca Ann, live at 1325 Araette Avenue, 

DAVID L. PRIMM is merchandise and sales 
promotion manager for Sears Roebuck and 
Company of Wilmington, Del. He and Mrs. 
Primm live at 14C Thomas Drive, Wilming- 

H. BRUCE RUSSELL of 127 South Howard 
Circle, Tarboro, X. C, is a coal, wood and 
oil dealer with the Davenport and Russell 
Lumber Company. He and Mrs. Russell 

January, 19S2 


have two children, Mildred Vaun and Re- 
becca Ellen. 

Mr. Sadler, and their twin sons, Thomas 
Sheridan, Jr., and Wilson MePhail, are liv- 
ing in Davidson, N. C. 

YOUNG, whose home is Long Island, 
N. Y., is stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C, 
in the United States Army. He and Mrs. 
Young have five children. Their three sons 
are serving in the Navy, Army, and the Air 

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President: William M. Werber 
Class Agent: J. Chisman Hanes 

FRANK ROBERTS is living in a new home 
on Old Lake Shore Road, Wanakah, N. Y. 

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President : John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 

On November 27, a son, Robert Powell 
Joyce, arrived for The Reverend JOHNIE 
L. JOYCE and Mrs. Joyce of Four Oaks, 
N. C. They also have a son 13 and a 
daughter 8. 

President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 

Class Agent: Charles S. Rhyne 
Fremont, N. O, is the address of LILLA 
and Dr. Smith have a four-year-old son, 

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President : Frank J. Sizemore 

Class Agents: James H. Johnston, Clifford 
W. Perry 
Last September JOSEPHINE BRUM- 
her husband returned from the Canal Zone, 
and they are now r in Oakland, Calif., where 
Dr. Morris is on the staff of Naval Hos- 
pital. They have a new home at 8407 
Ney Avenue in Oakland. 

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President: Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
Class Agent : William F. Womble 
GEORGE L. BEATTY is a sales engineer 
for E. W. Bliss Company in Dayton, Ohio. 
He and Mrs. Beatty and their four daughters 
live at 875 Tweed Avenue, Cincinnati 26, 


President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent : William F. Franck, Jr. 
GARFIELD L. MILLER and Mrs. Miller 
announce the birth of their second son, 
Stephen Lawton, on October 12. They have 
moved into a new home at 205 Columbia 
Road, Wanakah, Hamburg, N. Y. 
M.D., and CAROLYN WOOLLEY, B.S. '43, 
live at 328 Fontana Place, Albuquerque, N. 
Mex. where Brodie is a physician. The 
Nalles have two children, Brodie III, called 
"Peedee," and CAROLYN II, called "Lyn," 
whose picture is on the Sons and Daughters 
Page this month. 

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President : John D. MacLauchlan 
Class Agent : Addison P. Penfield 
ated from the Duke School of Medical 
Technology in March and has been employed 
in the Biochemistry Laboratory at Duke 
Hospital since June 1. She and her four 
children, Ernest, Joyce, Chris and Becky 
live at 1429 Broad Street in Durham. A 
picture of the family is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page. 

Consult the Duke Gift List 

Whenever a distinguished gift is 
needed, Duke etchings, plates, place 
mats or calendars are the perfect 

Union with Chapel Tower in 
Distance, an etching by Louis 
Orr. Just one of five etchings 
suggested on the Duke Gift 

To place orders or for further 
information write the Alumni 
Office, Duke University, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

Gift List 

A Suggestion for Every 

Duke etchings by artist Louis Orr. 
Five Duke campus scenes available. 
$18.00 each. 

Duke Wedgwood plates in blue or 
mulberry on white. $2.50 each, $14.00 
for six scenes, $24.00 a set of 12 

Duke waterproof place mats. A set of 

eight. $1.25* 

Duke calendars with a different pic- 
ture of the campus for every week in 
the year. $1.00* 

* Add 15c for mailing charges. 


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A picture of the Wiley H. Crouse family 
with their dog, Zeke, is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page this month. Mr. and MRS. 
and their three daughters, Camille, Emily, 
and Mollie Wannamaker recently moved into 
their new home at 1609 Avondale Avenue, 
Charlotte 3, N. C. Mr. Crouse is in the 
insurance business. 

Duke football and track star and coach, has 
returned to full-time Naval Aviation duty, 
as a lieutenant commander. Until recently 
an assistant principal at Norview High 
School in Norfolk, Va., Bolo has been as- 
signed to take charge of technical training 
of a Naval Air Reserve Training Unit at 
the Norfolk Naval Air Station. He received 
his Master's degree from Columbia Univer- 
sity, and last summer earned a professional 
diploma in secondary school administration. 
He is married and has two children. 


President : Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
of 110 Latches Lane Apartment, Merion, 
Pa., is Eastern Area Secretary of the De- 
partment of Woman's Work for the Board 
of Christian Education of the Presbyterian 

TAYLOR, JR., whose address is Stewart Air 
Force Base, Newburgh, N. Y., has been 
awarded the Legion of Merit for outstand- 
ing service as Wing Operations Officer of 
the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing from 
November 9, 1950, to May 24, 1951. The 
citation was for unusual ability and re- 
sourcefulness in assisting in the co-ordina- 
tion and preparation for the movement of 
the Wing from the United States to the Far 
East Theater with only 72 hours' notice. 
By accomplishing this and several other im- 
portant tasks, Col. Taylor contributed ma- 
terially to the United Nations effort in 
Korea, according to the citation. He is 
presently Flying Safety Director of Eastern 
Air Defense Force at Stewart Air Force 

HELEN WALTERS is living on the Marne 
Highway, Mt. Holly, N. J., and is working 
as librarian in the library of Tilton Hos- 
pital, Fort Dix, N. J. 


Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 
(MARY E. SMITH) and their children, 
Elizabeth Ann, George Lee, and Barbara 
Jean, live at 334 Pine Street, Roselle, N. J. 
announced the birth of a daughter, Lelia 

Annette, on November 6. They are living 
at 4120 Park Avenue in Wilmington, N. C. 
sociated with the law firm of Hunton, Wil- 
liams, Anderson, Gay, and Moore in Rich- 
mond, Va., having received his law degree 
from Columbia University. He and his wife, 
the former FRANCES HALLUM, '43, and 
their young son, Larry III (see Sons and 
Daughters Page), live at 5305 Tuckahoe 
Ave., in Richmond. 

The three choristers whose picture appears 
on the Sons and Daughters Page of this issue 
are Christopher, Gretehen, and Jeffrey 
Fracher, children of LOUIS H. and Mar-; 
gery FRACHER. The Frachers live at 14(1 
Robertson Avenue in Danville, Va. Lou is 
Director of Public Relations for Dan River 
Mills, Inc. 

RAY HOLDER, B.D., formerly rector of 
Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, N. C.J 
has become rector of Saint John's Church, 
Los Angeles, Calif. Saint John's, which 
was built in 1925 at a cost of $1,500,000, is 
adjacent to the University of Southern 
California. Its communicants number 2,400. 
Ray served as chaplain of the 119th In- 
fantry of the North Carolina National 
Guard and was representative from North 
Carolina on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Me- 
morial at Warm Springs, Ga. He is mar- 
ried to the former VIRGINIA LEE 
SMART, A.M. '37, and they have three 
children, Allan 10, John 7, and Ray 2. 

'49, has reported for duty under the Office 
of the Chief of Army Field Forces at Mon- 
roe, Va. A reservist, he has been assigned 
to the Navy Special Devices Center at Long 
Island, N. Y., as a representative of the 
OCAFF. He is married to the former 
MARY LEE MULLIS, '42, and they have] 
two children, Carolee Ann, 5, and Robert 
Weslev, 1. 


President: Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent : Sid L. Gulledge, Jr. 
A son, Jeffery Newton, was born November 
'43, LL.B. '49, and Mrs. Greene, of 134 
Oakdale Drive, Syracuse 7, N. Y. 
WILLIAM R.) and her husband, of 1829 
Esmond Avenue, Richmond 5, Calif., have a 
three-year-old daughter, Barbara Lea. 
TOPE, B.S., are making their home at 3920 
Clairmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. Charles 
received his Master's degree from Georgia 
Tech in June, 1950, and is now an instruc- 
tor in physics there. They have three 
children, Charles Robert, Mary Elizabeth, 
and John Jeffry. 

Mitchell and Myron Dale, twin sons of 
DALE, are pictured on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page of this issue. The Dales live at ] 
3925 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati 20, Ohio. ] 
Francis, who studied law at the University 


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1951-52 Basketball Schedule 

Date Game Duke Op. Place 

Dec. 1 — Temple — 85-48 Durham 

Dee. 3 — Hanes — 78-68 Winston-Salem 

Dec. 5 — North Carolina — 77-59 Durham 

Dee. 8 — Bradley— 87-69 Durham 

Dec. 11— Furman— 72-73 Shelby 

Dec." 15— V. M. I.— 102-45 Durham 

Dec. 18— Davidson— 88-49 Durham 

Dec. 21— Geo. Wash.— 98-76 Washington 

Dec. 22— W. Va. — 74-95....Morgantown, W. Va. 

Dec. 27-29 — Dixie Classic Raleigh 

Columbia 66-Duke 58 
Wake Forest 74-Duke 79 
Southern California 87-Duke 69 

Jan. 2 — Penn. — 62-52 Durham 

Jan. 5— N. C. State— 70-72 Durham 

Jan. 10— N. Y. U.— 72-70 New York 

Jan. 12 — Temple— 86-65 Philadelphia 

Jan. 26 — Wake Forest Durham 

Feb. 1— U. N. C Chapel Hill 

Feb. 2 — George Washington Durham 

Feb. 7 — William and Mary Durham 

Feb. 9 — Navy Annapolis 

Feb. 12— N. C. State Raleigh 

Feb. 18 — Maryland Durham 

Feb. 21 — Wake Forest Wake Forest 

Feb. 23 — South Carolina Durham 

Feb. 26 — Davidson Davidson 

Feb. 29— U. N. C Durham 

Ticket Information: Tickets for all home 
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President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent : H. Watson Stewart 
The marriage of ALMA MARGARET 
McKENZIE, E.N., and Mr. Thomas Eugene 
Scholl was an event of November 17. The 
ceremony was performed in Pinehurst Com- 
munity Church, Pinehurst, N. C. Both Alma 
and Mr. Scholl, an alumnus of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, are employed at the 
Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, N. C. 
GEORGE B. THOMSON is president of the 
Teche Tractor Corporation, Post Office Box 
236, Baldwin, La. 

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President : Charles B. Markham, Jr. 

Class Agent : Charles F. Blanehard 
of Louisburg, N. C, announce the birth of a 
son, Nathan Lee, on November 19. Nathan 
is state supervisor in physical education. 
Eleanor is the daughter of WILLIAM LEE 
BEASLEY, '04. 

A daughter, Helen Holt Erwin, arrived for 
(HELEN BARNHARDT) on November 18. 
The Erwins' address is 62 Hillcrest Drive, 
Concord, N. C. 

GLADE F.) is working as a secretary in 
Columbia, S. O, where her address is 2507 
Stratford Road. Mr. Flake has been re- 
called to service. 

A.) and her husband have two children, Dick 
and Jo Ann. Their address is La Quinta 
Hotel, La Quinta, Calif. 
The GUY B. HATHORNS are living in 
Davidson, N. C, where GUY, Ph.D. '50, is 
an assistant professor of political science 



















Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation i 

at Davidson College. Mrs. Hathorn is the 
former ANN WALKER, A picture of little 
Guy, Jr., who was born in September, 1950, 
appears on the Sons and Daughters Page 
this month. 

and Rev. Harold Yoder were married Oc- 
tober 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, Liberty, 
N. C. For the past two years Selena has 
been studying at New York University. Mr. 
Yoder, an alumnus of Lenoir Rhyne College 
and Gettysburg Seminary, has served during 
the past year as pastor of Grace Lutheran 
Church, Liberty. 

ROBERT W. MARTIN, publisher and print- 
er, has recently moved from Chicago to 104 
East Yates Street, Ithaca, N. Y. He and 
Mrs. Martin have a two-year-old daughter. 
A son, Mark Steven, arrived September 30 
Schwartz of 2807 Kings Highway, Brook- 
lyn 34, N. Y. 

The address of MARIE MORGAN SIMS is 
720 West Grant Street, El Cajon, Calif., 
while JOHN B. SIMS is serving as a first 
lieutenant in the L T nited States Marine 
Corps. Thej" have two children, Kenneth, 3, 
and Kathleen, 4 months. 
HENRY C.) is on leave of absence from 
teaching Spanish and German at Rahway 
(N. J.) High School. She and Mr. Vogel 
have a daughter, Erika Josephine, who was 
born May 4, 1951, and are living at 378 
Windsor Street, North Plainfield, N. J. 
band, Edward B. Van Voorhees, and their 
daughter Lucy Blue Van Voorhees, who is 
nearly three, live on Hopkins Lane in Nash- 
ville, Tenn. A picture of little Lucy Blue 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : B. G. Munro 

Class Agent : Robert E. Cowin 
Mr. Vincent Frederick Kaeser, who were 
married June 10, 1951, are living on Route 
11, Box 895, Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Kaeser 
is an accountant office manager. 

WHITEFOORD SMITH, JR., of Charlotte, 
N. C. was commissioned a second lieutenant 
in the Organized Reserve Corps, while on! 
duty as chief of sports publicity with the 
Public Information OflSce at Fort Jackson, 
S. C. Whitey, who formerly worked with 
Ted Mann in the Duke Office of Athletic 
Information, held the rate of Sergeant First 
Class when he was commissioned in the 
Medical Service Corps. He reported to 
Camp Rucker, Ala., with the 47th Infantry 
Division for his first assignment as anl 

The address of DONALD R. THOMPSON, 
who is a law student at the University of I 
Richmond, is 7113 Walford Avenue, Rich- 
mond 26, Va. He and Mrs. Thompson have 
one son, Alan, 4. 


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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 
President : Grady B. Stott 
Class Agent : Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 

msband are living at 775 Colonial Court, 
Birmingham, Mich. 

:n the fall Navy LIEUTENANT RUPUS 
ASHBY, of Durham, participated in the 
argest Atlantic Fleet war games since the 
>eginning of the Korean War. He is ship's 
lecretary aboard the U. S. S. Taconic, flag- 
ihip of Vice-Admiral Robert P. Briscoe, who 
commands the amphibious force of the U. 
1. Atlantic Fleet. 

rAMES CURTIS HALL is a member of the 
itaff of the Business Education Department 
)f Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and is 
naking his home at 206 South Main Street, 
31acksburg, Va. 

(MARJORIE CLUTE) of 111 Mon Dela 
ivenue, Bryn Mawr, Pa., have announced 
;he birth of a second son, James Clayton, 
>n October 4. They write that no one is 
nore pleased than their older son, John. 

IOHN M. MeCOY, M.D., B.S.M., is serving 
is a captain in the United States Army, 
stationed at Madrigan Army Hospital, Fort 
Lewis, Wash. His home address is 6715 
Lake Grove Avenue, S.W., Tacoma 9, Wash. 

Dr. W. B. McCUTCHEON, '19, of Durham, 
and Mrs. McCutcheon of Richmond, Va., 
announce the birth of a daughter, Julia 
Winn, on November 1. 

Miller are the proud parents of a son, James 
Thomas. They live at 212 Wakefield Drive, 
Charlotte, N. C, where Jim is working with 
International Harvester Company. 
A son, Thomas Edward, Jr., was born No- 
vember 17 to Mr. and MRS. THOMAS 
ABERNETHY). Their address is Apart- 
ment N4, Raleigh Apartments, Raleigh, 
N. C. 

B., JR.) and Mr. Stokes, who live at 515 
Overlook Street, Greensboro, N. C, have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Hugh B. Stokes, 
III, on September 15. Ann is the daughter 
of Raleigh, N. C. 

COOKE SWALCHICK, '49, have announced 
the birth of a son, George Swalchick, III, 
on November 18. They are living at 1617 
Dexter Street in Durham. 
JACK S.) and her husband have a daughter, 
Maria Elena, who will soon be two years 
old. While Mr. Walters is serving in the 
United States Navy, Ruby's address is 2202 
Emmaus Street, Zion, 111. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent: Jack H. Quaritius 

Miss Betty Jean Burgstahler and ALLEN 
BERRIMAN CAMMACK, JR., were united 
in marriage November 23 in the Duke Uni- 
versity Chapel, and are making their home 
in Burlington, N. C. Betty Jean graduated 

from the Rhode Island Hospital School of 
Nursing and the Duke University School of 

On December 8 in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Raleigh, N. C, BETTY JEAN CUL- 
BRETH became the bride of Mr. Thornton 
Watson Rose, an alumnus of N. C. State 
College. They are making their home in 
Tarboro, N. C, where Mr. Rose is employed 
by the Carolina Telephone and Telegraph 
Company. For the past three years B. J. 
has held a secretarial position in the office 
of the Dean of Students at North Carolina 
State College. 

and PAUL JACOKES, '49, have announced 
the birth of a daughter, Marcia Ruth, on 
November 11. Their address is 38 Haw- 
thorne Drive, Durham, N. C. 
COLIN S. McLARTY, B.S., B.S.M.E., and 
R.D. No. 4, Beaver Falls, Pa., have a son 
Colin S. McLarty, Jr., born July 12, 1951. 
Colin is working with Armstrong Cork. 
COMPTE POPE, '49, have announced the 
birth of a son, James Gray, on November 
23. Jim is an assistant to the publisher 
of the St. Petersburg Times, and they are 
living at 1726 18th Avenue North, St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

CEDRIC SIDNEY, M.F., is working with 
Reimers Timber Corporation in Hammond, 
La., where his address is 111 Rosewood 
Drive. At present he is supervising a piling 
operation on their Livingston parish division. 
F. P. THOMPSON, M.Ed., professor of 
economics at Presbyterian College, Clinton, 
S. O, has been elected assistant superin- 
tendent of District 55 Schools in Laurens 
County, S. C. 

D. G. MAY GO. 

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SAMUEL M. BOOTH is working as an em- 
ployee interviewer in the Personnel Depart- 
ment of the Lockheed Aireraft Corporation 
in Atlanta, Ga. He is living at 1630 John- 
son Eoad, N.E., but his mailing address is 
still Route No. 1, Stratham, Ga. 
HENRY C. DUNCAN, B.S., whose home is 
at 1911 South Freeman, Oceanside, Calif., 
is serving as a chaplain in the United States 
Navy in Korea. 

EOBEBTS SMITH were married at Fort 
Riley, Kan., on October 12, the day Yandell 
received his commission as a lieutenant in 
the United States Army. Their address is 
now Box 167, Yorktown, Ya., while Yandell 
is stationed at Fort Eustis. 
RICHARDS) have announced the birth of 
a daughter, Karen Susan, on August 12, 
1951. They have moved to a new house at 
9 Short Drive, Manhasset, Long Island, 
N. Y. 

CHARLES S. McCOLLEY, '50, who were 
united in marriage November 3 at the White 
Temple Christian Church, West Palm Beach, 
Fla., are living at 2605 Chapel Hill Road, 
Durham. Charles is a research assistant in 
the Department of Psychology at Duke. 
B.S.N. '50, and ERNEST E. SCHNOOR, 
M.D. '51, are living at 2060 Pacific Avenue, 
Apartment 206, San Francisco, Calif. 
Duke's Chapel Methodist Church, Durham, 
was the scene of the wedding of MARIE 

Mr. Eugene Morgan Johnson, on October 
6. They are making their home at 893 
Louise Circle, Poplar Apartments, Durham. 
M. DUNCAN, JR., B.S.E.E., were married 
September 15 at the Peachtree Road Method- 
ist Church, Atlanta, Ga. Joe is an engineer 
with Allis-Chalmers, and they are living at 
4904 Blair Circle, Chamblee, Ga. 
The wedding of NORMA LEE COLEMAN, 
ER, JR., was solemnized December S in the 
First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N. 
C. Ken is now district manager of opera- 
tions with Roadway Express in Winston- 
Salem, where they are making their home at 
Cloverdale Apartments. 


President : Jane Suggs 

Class Agent : Robert L. Hazel 
GERALD R., JR.) is in the training de- 
partment at Woodward and Lothrop, Wash- 
ington, D. C. She and her husband are liv- 
ing at 1711 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., 
Washington, D. C. 

serving as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps 
and is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N. C. 
He and MRS. CAMPBELL, the former 
WINAFRED ROBERTS, '53, have a daugh- 
ter, Donna Karen. 

The address of MARTHA HOFFNER 
CASEY, B.D. '51, is Box 121, Lost Creek, 
\V. Ya. Joe, who is also an alumnus of 
Harvard University, is a Methodist minister. 
(ANNA LEE SMITH) of 2300 Country 
Club Drive, Raleigh, N. C, have announced 
the birth of a son, James K. Dorsett, III, 
on November 10. Anna Lee is the daughter 
WRIGHT GWYN, '51, who live in the 
Poplar Apartments, Durham, are the proud 
parents of a daughter, Julie Johnston, born 
October 31. Young Julie is the grand- 
daughter of Judge ALLEN H. GWYN, '18. 
The address of R. CARL HUBBARD and 

Staxt Clecttic Company, 3nc. 



who were married September 8, 1951, is 
Box 5353, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 
Catherine is a senior at Duke, and Carl is a; 
Duke Law student. 

Miss Anne Lambdin and DWIGHT M. 
IRWIN were married September 14, 1951, 
in Old Lyme, Conn., and are now living in 
Apartment 83 A, 1035 South Laurel Street, ] 
Charlotte, N. C. 

MARILYN MYERS and Mr. Albert cj 
Bottin, an alumnus of the University of 
Illinois, were married October 20, 1951, at 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Peoria, 
111. They are making their home at 1500 
North 8th Street, Pekin, 111., where MrJ 
Bottin is with American Savings and Loan 

JACK O'NEAL PAGE is living at the 
Y.M.C.A. in Charlotte, N. C, while he isj 
working as an accountant for Esso Standard 
Oil Company there. 

an attorney in Goffstown, N. H. 
assistant instructor with the New York 
Life Insurance Company and is living at 
7313 Hartford Road, Baltimore 14, Md. 
JOHN EDWARD SNOKE, Ph.D., is teach- 
ing biochemistry at the University of Chi- 
cago. He is living at 908 East 61st Street, j 
Chicago 37, 111. 

GOLDE JOAN STEINER was married] 
October 28, 1951, to Mr. Melvin Y. Lubman, j 
an alumnus of the University of Richmond 
and New York University. Mr. Lubman is 
principal personnel administrator for the 
municipal government of the City of Rich- 
mond, Ya. They are living at 3529-D Han- 
over Avenue, Richmond. 

working for the Air Arm Division of West- 
inghouse Electric Corporation, 2519 Wilkens 
Avenue, Baltimore 3, Md. He has recently 
moved to 3010 Poplar Terrace, Baltimore 
16, Md. 

'57 . 

Presidents: Woman's College, Connie 
Woodward ; Trinity College, N. Thomp- 
son Powers; College of Engineering, 
David C. Dellinger 
Class Agent : James E. Briggs 
NELSON F. ADAMS of Charlotte, N. C, 
is doing work toward an M.R.E. degree at 
the Duke Divinity School. 
a forester with the West Virginia Pulp and 
Paper Company at the Westvaco Experi- 
mental Forest, Andrews, S. C. His address 
is in care of General Delivery, Georgetown, 
S. C. 

forester, and is living at 510 14th Street, 
Springfield, Ore. 

FRANK A. BENNETT, M.F., whose ad- 
dress is Box 116, Cordele, Ga., is working 
at the Southeastern Forest Experiment Sta- 
tion there. 

DONALD E. BEBOUT, A.M., and Mrs. 
Bebout are living at 2228 Cleveland Avenue, 


Duke Alumni Register 

Niagara Falls, N. Y. Donald is doing chemi- 
cal research for E. I. du Pont de Nemours 
and Company in Niagara Palls. 

Ens. Bingman are living at 1004 Mayflower 
Apartments, Virginia Beach, Va. 

A son, John (Johnny) Gorham Boynton, Jr., 
was born on June 30, 1951, to ELIZABETH 
BOYNTON, of Lee Garden Apartment 5, 
Bristol, Va. Gorham is a representative for 
the Security Life and Trust Company of 

JAMES E. BRIGGS, JR., and his father are 
in the hardware business with T. H. Briggs 
and Sons Inc., Raleigh, N. C. His address 
is 1602 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh. 

VAL C. BROOKS and Mrs. Brooks have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Margaret 
Ezell Brooks, on November 13. They are 
living at G-3-B University Apartments, Dur- 
ham, while Val is a student at the Duke 
Law School. Mrs. Brooks has worked in the 
Alumni Office and the Admissions Office at 

minister in Lost Creek, W. Va., where his 
address is Box 121. 

ART C. CHRISTAKOS is a freshman medi- 
cal student at the Medical College of South 
Carolina in Charleston. His address is 64 
Montague Street, Charleston 16, S. C. Art 
says that there are a number of Duke alum- 
ni attending the Medical College of South 
Carolina, including: SAM R. MOORHEAD, 
JR., '50, R. N. (BOB) DeVORE, '50, CUR- 
L. SKINNER, JR., '52, J. R, (JIM) 
TON, JR., '51. 

at 903 North Everette Street, Streator, 111., 
and is working with the Owen-Illinois Glass 

civil engineer and instructor in mathematics 
in Savannah, Ga. He is living at 214 West 
Gwinnette Street. 

DON K. COX, A.M., is a research assistant 
for Southwestern Forest and Range Ex- 
periment Station, U. S. Forest Service. He 
is living at Tuscon-Nogales Star Route, Box 
362, Amado, Ariz. 

research chemist with the Du Pont Experi- 
mental Station, Polyehem Department, Wil- 
mington, Del. The Cuculos live at 224 — B 
Thomas Drive, Monroe Park Apartments, 

LAWRENCE D. CURLE, M.F., of 8 Fern- 
dall Lane, Raleigh, N. C, is working for 
the Soil Conservative Service. 

SIDNEY DIAMOND, M.F., is working with 
the Soil Survey Division, B.P.I.S.A.E., Plant 
Industry Station, Beltsville, Md. 

man, lives at 1510 East Holly Street, Golds- 
boro, N. C. 

an electrical engineer for General Electric. 
He and his family are living at 15 Underhill 
Place, Pittsfield, Mass. 

search mycologist in the Naval Biological 
Laboratory of the University of California 
in Oakland, Calif. 

doing graduate work at Wellesley College, 
is living in Piske House, Wellesley College, 
Wellesley 81, Mass. 

JOHN GAVEY, JR., A.M., is working with 
the Blood Plasma Service, Southern Baptist 
Hospital, New Orleans, La. He and Mrs. 
Gavey live at 820 Valmont Street. 

KYLE EDWARD HAMM is an accountant 
for Corporation Audits Division, General 
Accounting Office, Washington, D. C. He 
is living at 1735 Riggs Place, N.W., Wash- 
ington 9, D. C. 

ARNOLD HARLEM, LL.B., is an attorney 
in New York City. He lives at 1622 Ocean 
Parkway, Brooklyn 23, N. Y. 

THOMAS S.) and her husband are living 
on Route No. 1, Manassas, Va. 

ROBERT L. (BOB) HOLT, Ph.D., is direc- 
tor of Religious Activities at East Carolina 
College, Greenville, N. C. Bob and his wife 
live at 122-C Woodlawn Avenue. 

professor at the University of Idaho, Mos- 
cow, Idaho, where his address is 820 West 
C Street. 

JAMES STOWE HOUSE, 582 Puritan, Bir- 
mingham, Mich., is working as a manufac- 
turer's agent in Detroit. 

ARTHUR KUMAN is an estate administra- 
tor on Wall Street in New York City, where 
his home address is 1115 Amsterdam Ave- 

LIAM V.) and her husband, who were mar- 
ried July 29, 1950, in Charlotte, N. C, are 
living at 1311 North Ode Street, Apartment 
611, Arlington, Va. 

is teaching Bible at Harding High School, 
Charlotte, N. C, lives at 221 Hawthorne 

working for the United States Forest Serv- 
ice, Box 951, New Bern, N. C. 


M.E., is living at 400 South Main Street, 
Middletown, Ohio, where he is working as a 
mechanical engineer. 

is studying at the Philadelphia Divinity 
School. She is living at 4205 Spruce Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

JEAN ARLEXE MOVER, of Asheville, 

N. C, is attending the New York School 
of Social Work, her address being 411 W. 
116th St., Box 304, New York 20, N. Y. 

The address of RODOLFO de OBARRIO, 
B.S.C.E., is Carretera Inter-Americana, 
Avenida Central y Calle D Norte, David, 
Republic de Panama. 

ALBERT BENNER PAUL is a salesman 
for Atlantic Refining Company. He lives 
at 8917 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, 

executive trainee at Southern Bell Tele- 
phone Company in Charlotte, N. C. He lives 
at 335 Wakefield Drive. 

Monkton, Md., is a forester for United 
States Rubber Company, Plantation Divi- 
sion, Far East. 

WENDE JANE PLATTE is a bank clerk, 
working in the pension trust department of 
the Chase National Bank of the City of 
New York. Her home address is 118 Gates 
Avenue, Montclair, N. J. 

HARRIET S. QUILLIAN of 2517 Granada 
Boulevard, Coral Gables, Fla., is doing part- 
time work for her father, who is a physician. 

is an assistant professor of economies at 
Davidson College, Davidson, N. C. 

dress is 12 California Avenue, Charleston, 
W. Va., is a grocer. 

with the Ralston Purina Company at 1219 
4th Avenue, South Nashville 1, Tenn. 
of 28 East 10th Street, New York 3, N. Y., 
is a research worker for the Psychological 
Corporation in New York City. 
living at No. 1 Perley Apartments, Byrd 
Boulevard, Greenville, S. G, and working 
as an industrial engineer. 
W. ARTHUR SHIREY, Ph.D., is teaching 
in the Department of Sociology, Univer- 
sity of Denver, Denver 10, Colo. 
BYRON A. THUMM, Ph.D., is living at 
the Y.M.C.A. in Wilmington, Del., and is 
working as a research chemist for American 
Viscose Corporation, Marcus Hook, Pa. 
her duties as director of Christian education 
at Edenton Street Church, Raleigh, N. C. 
EARL W. SANDEFUR of 2946 Bon Air 
Avenue, Winston-Salem, N. C, is teaching 
in the public schools of that city. 
NANCY L. SAUL, B.S.N.Ed., is living at 
Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Residence No. 
2, where she is a nurse. 

writer's assistant in Washington, D. C. -Her 
address is 7516 14th Street, N.W., Wash- 
ington 12, D. C. 

PEGGY SMITH, whose address is 2127 
South 20th Avenue, Birmingham, Ala., is 
teaching at Lee School in Birmingham. 

January, 1952 


The Christinas Pageant 

(Continued from Page 15) 
were lying close to a light. Before it was 
noticed, the costumes were rapidly burn- 
ing and were soon completely destroyed 
despite all efforts to put out the fire. 
Prof. West, who was to be married the 
following day, tried to extinguish the 
flames with his bare hands and was badly 
burned. He attended his own wedding 
with both hands swathed in bandages. In 
spite of the annoyance that the pageant 
had caused Mrs. West at her wedding cere- 
mony, she too became interested in the 

At first hope was abandoned for con- 
tinuance of the pageant, but it was re- 
kindled when it was discovered that a 
University insurance policy covered the 
entire replacement value of the costumes. 
Professors Spence and West made a trip 
to New York where they bought material 
to replace all the costumes, and Professor 
and Mrs. West then painstakingly made 
all of the beautiful costumes which are 
still in use today. 

Another custom was added in connec- 
tion with the pageant in 1949. A memory 
candle was lit by the Christmas Angel at 
6 :00 o'clock during dinner before the per- 
formance. At the same time Professor 
Wetherby read a sonnet composed by 
Professor Spence in memory of all those 
who had participated in the pageant in 
the past. A letter containing the sonnet 
has been sent to all former members of 
the cast and all assistants, and each year 
preceding the performance the memory 
candle is lit and the ceremony re-enacted. 

Professor and Mrs. Spence serve din- 
ner to the group before the pageant so 
that makeup and other preparations mil 
not be disrupted by Sunday night dinner. 
They have been assisted for the 20 years 
by Israel Barbee, a negro servant, who 
has prepared all of the meals for the cast. 

The fame of the Christinas Service on 
the Duke campus has reached great pro- 
portions. There is now each year such 
an overflow audience that many people lis- 
ten to the service through loud speakers 
in Page Auditorium or stand in the side 
aisles of the Chapel and then take seats 
in the Chapel to see the colorful tableaux 
repeated afterward. 



Claudius Henry Miller, '00, a teller at 
Webster Groves Trust Company and a 
former sales manager for Laelede-Christy 
Company, St. Louis, Mo., died of a heart 

ailment November 5. He was 70 years 
old and lived at 330 West Lockwood Ave- 
nue, Webster Groves, Mo. 

Funeral services were held November 
8 from Elizabeth Holloway Woods Me- 
morial Chapel, Webster Groves Presby- 
terian Church. Burial was in Oak Hill 

Surviving are his widow, two sons, two 
daughters, and six grandchildren. 


Dr. Henry O. Lineberger, '14, dentist 
and chairman of the State Hospitals 
Board of Control, died December 7 at 
his home at 1104 Cowper Drive, Raleigh, 
N. C, following an illness of two years. 
During that time he suffered several heart 
attacks. Funeral services were held from 
the Edenton Street Methodist Church, 
and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. 

A native of Catawba, S. C, Dr. Line- 
berger was also an alumnus of the Uni- 
versity of Louisville School of Dentistry, 
Louisville, Ky. During World War I he 
was a captain in the Army Dental Corps, 
and during world War II he was a leader 
in the procurement and assignment of 
dental personnel for the armed forces in 
North Carolina. 

Dr. Lineberger was chairman of the 
committee which initiated and pressed 
legislation leading to the establishment of 
a school of dentistry at the University of 
North Carolina. He was a past president 
of the State Dental Society, and the first 
president of the North Carolina Dental 
Foundation to which post he was recently 
reelected. A past president of the Ra- 
leigh Dental Society and the Fourth 
District Dental Society, he had served on 
numerous committees of the American 
Dental Association, and was president of 
the American College of Dentistry at the 
time of his death. In addition to his wide- 
spread activities in dentistry, he also held 
numerous civic posts in Raleigh. 

He is survived by Mrs. Lineberger; two 
sons, Henry O. Lineberger, Jr., '50, and 
James Ruffin Lineberger, '52; one daugh- 
ter, Anne Lineberger Hayes (Mrs. John 
R.), '45, of Welaseo, Texas; two brothers, 
Miles H. Lineberger, Catawba, S. C. and 
J. F. Lineberger, Miami, Fla. ; one sister, 
Mrs. James E. Faison, Faison, N. C. ; and 
a foster brother, former North Carolina 
governor R. Gregg Cherrv, '12, Gastonia, 
N. C. 


Henry M. Baucom, '16, died June 5, 
1951, of a heart attack in Monroe, N. C. 


Enoch L. Stamey, '24, died November 7 
at the Veterans' Hospital in Hampton, 

Ya. The funeral was held at Haynes 
Funeral Home in Greensboro, and burial 
was in the Stamey family plot in a 
Greensboro cemetery. 

A Raleigh realtor, Mr. Stamey was 
previously engaged in the insurance busi- 
ness in Durham and in Houston, Texas, 
before settling in Raleigh. 

Survivors include the widow, a son, 
Enoch L. Stamey III, two sisters, Eunice 
Stamey Nicholson (Mrs. W. M.), '28, and 
Mrs. William Branson, both of Durham; 
four brothers, R. A. Stamey, Houston 
Texas, A. W. Stamey, '24, High Point, 
Aortland Stamey, Denver, Colo., and Wil- 
bur Stamey, Liberty, N. C. 

B. L. UMBERGER, JR., '25 

B. L. Umberger, Jr., '25, died suddenly 
at his home in Concord, N. C, of a hearl 
attack on November 26. 

He is survived by a sister, Anita Um- 
berger Cathey (Mrs. Joseph), '29, Salis- 
bury, N. C. Mr. Umberger's brother 
LeRoy Umberger, '27, is also deceased. 

(MRS. WARREN), '36 

Ethel Williams Barrett (Mrs. Warren),! 
'36, president of the New Hanover-Pender 
Counties Duke Alumni Association, died 
in Wilmington, N. C, December 7, 1951. 
Services were conducted at the First Pres- 
byterian Church, and memorial gifts were 
received by the New Hanover County 
Unit, American Cancer Society. 

As assistant in the Department of Fine 
Arts at Duke from 1931 through 1937, 
Mrs. Barrett was instrumental in organ- 
izing the photograph and slide collections 
of the present Department of Aesthetics, 
Art, and Music. She was elected to Phi 
Beta Kappa. Following two summers of 
study, at Harvard and abroad, and a year 
of graduate work in Fine Arts at Rad- 
cliffe College, she established in 1938 the 
Wilmington Museum of Art, of which she 
remained the director until her marriage 
in July, 1940. 

Surviving are her husband; three 
daughters, E. Louise, Sally F., and Susan 
P. Barrett; her mother; and four sisters, 
including Zelle Williams Borland (Mrs. 
A. H.), '31, of Durham, and Crockette 
Williams Hewlett (Mrs. Addison, Jr.), 
'33, of Wilmington. 


Raymond T. Finch, '43, was instantly 
killed in an automobile accident in Engle- 
wood, Colo., on September 2, 1951. 

He is survived by his father, Mr. R. J. 
Finch, of 1101 Hedgewood Lane, Sche- 
nectadv, N. Y. 


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February, 1952 

No. 2 


Letters 30 

Religious Emphasis 33 

The Van d,e Graaff Accelerator 34 

Ninth Alumnae Week End Program 36 

The Summer Session 37 

Big Glee Club Season Launched 37 

The Local Associations 38 

Towe to Head Corporation 39 

The Undergraduate View 40 

From the Faculty 41 

Devils Are "Hottest Team" '. 42 

Sons and Daughters 44 

News of the Alumni 45 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 
Ruth Mary Brown 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy Whitley 

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The Cover 

The photographer visited the new wing of the Physics 
Building earlier this month and waited patiently to get 
the photo appearing on the cover. It shows the huge 
pressure chamber of the new Van de Graaff Accelerator 
being given an internal cleaning before assembly. In the 
background is the baseplate upon which will be attached 
the operating mechanism. See pgs. 34-35. 

uhe 3)i%ectot* p/^Q 

In the past thirty days I have had the pleasure of 
attending the alumni meeting in Charlotte, N. C. and 
the one in Forsyth County. I was very much impressed 
with the friendly feeling of the alumni and their en- 
thusiastic interest in Duke University and every phase 
of its program. 

The alumni and friends seemed to be extremely pleased 
that they have completed the first phase of the Develop- 
ment Campaign and successfully reached, in fact sur- 
passed, the goal they set for themselves. The first question 
asked as a rule is "What next ?" Of course, the answer is 
very evident — strengthen the program of the institution. 
As Dr. Edens has stated from time to time, we have the 
bricks for the immediate need, we must continue to add 
to the brains and books. 

In the last few days I have ' received letters from a 
number of alumni. One of these mentioned having read 
in Justice William 0. Douglas' book, Far Away Lands 
and Friendly Peoples, a very favorable statement concern- 
ing Ambassador George V. Allen. Others reminded me that 
Marshall I. Pickens of Charlotte and Benjamin F. Few 
of New York had been elected trustees of the Duke En- 
dowment. Another called attention to an error in the 
January issue of the Alumni Register. In the morning 
mail a letter indicated that the son of another alumnus 
was interested in attending Duke University and asked 
that we send additional information for his consideration. 
Still another note told about the arrival of an alumnus' 
third son, while another was just a chatt3 T letter telling 
about his activities in the past few months. 

I mention these letters because only through the cor- 
respondence from and visits with the alumni are we able 
to keep in touch with the activities of the alumni and thus 
be in a position to serve them better. This exchange of 
correspondence enables us to have up-to-date information 
for publication and to make our files worth while. 

IVecentlt an alumnus asked me what the Duke faculty 
was contributing in the way of published articles. I am 
sorry space does not permit us to list them or go into 
detail, but I am sure the alumni will be interested to 
know that during the past year more than 300 books in 
trade, professional, and scholastic journals were written 
by the faculty and published with the aid of the Uni- 
versity Council on Research. 

More than 3,000 research papers have come out of the 
Medical School, which amounts to more than one every two 
days for the past twenty years. The Duke University 
Press, since it began, has published more than 175 books 
and numerous monographs; it also publishes seven quar- 
terly journals at the present time. 

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February, 1942 

The Musical Clubs sponsored "H. 
M. S. Pinafore," with John Alexander 
as the star. 

Bill Murray, '31, was recognized in 
the Register this month for having 
coached the University of Delaware to 
the first undefeated season in the 
school's history. 

Blue Devils again win the big 5 
basketball championship. It is Coach 
Eddie Cameron's 14th such champion- 
ship Duke team. 

Duke has had its first air raid drill, 
and "Marse Jack" was used to sound 
the alarm. Larry Blanchard serves as 
deputy warden. Both campus and the 
individual houses are striving for the 
best time records in getting to the 

A course in engineering drawing is 
being offered to girls for the first time 
at Duke. The College of Engineering 
is also boasting about their new wind 

February, 1927 

Dr. Wilburt Cornell Davison has 
been elected dean of the new Duke 
School of Medicine. 

The law students held a banquet in 
honor of Dean Mordecai this month. 

A publications council, in demand at 
Duke for some time, has recently been 

The students have sent a petition to 
Washington trying to reinstate L. I. 
Wall, law school senior, as college 

The Duke post-exam jubilee on Feb- 
ruary 12 was a huge success. All the 
campus organizations presented stunts 
or amateur acts. 

A new million-dollar heating plant 
adjacent to East Campus has just been 

February, 1902 

E. S. Yarbrough, business manager 
of the Archive, explained the principle 
of "flying machines" at a recent 
Science Club meeting. 

Otis Stockdale will be Coach of the 
Trinity ball team this spring. 

H. R. Dwire is editor of the Archive, 
and G. H. Flowers is assistant editor. 

After the list of disastrous fires 
caused by candle-lit Christmas trees 
was published, the Durham Sun ex- 
pressed the thought that the inventor 
who would put on the market, at a 
reasonable price, an electric apparatus 
for illuminating Christmas trees would 
reap a fortune. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

The following letters were written to 
Mrs. Elbert Russell and her daughter, 
Mrs. Luther L. Gobbel, by Mrs. Gretel 
Hermelink Muller, '31, and her sister, 
Mrs. Liesel Hermelink Muller, '33, of 
Wurttemberg, Germany. Dr. Russell ar- 
ranged for the Hermelinks to come to 
Duke and while the girls were in Durham, 
they made their home with the Russells. 
Pictures of the two girls and their chil- 
dren are on the Sons and Daughters Page. 

Urspring, Krs. Ehingen (14B) 
Wurttemberg (Fanz Zone) Germany 

November 18, 1951. 
Dear Mrs. Russell, dear Marcia, 

About a week ago we received news 
from Margaret Griffin, that Prof. Russell 
had died in September. This message 
made us very sorry, indeed, and I feel I 
should try to tell you now, how much we 
are sad with you all, for you must miss 
him exceedingly and feel very lonely now 
without him. He's been the best husband 
I've seen in my life, and a fine father 
and fatherly friend to us German girls, 
and — above all a well-known scholar and 
convinced Christian who made truth with 
his belief in every-day-life. We esteemed 
him highly and we feel that his death 
must be an exceedingly great loss to you 
primarily, but also to a world-wide circle 
of friends ("Friends") and scholars who 
all loved him for his benevolence, spiritual 
gifts and convincing Christian power. 

May God lead him and us all into His 
Holy Paradise! 

It has been my intention to write you 
one of these days for Christmas. It seems 
to me we haven't exchanged letters for a 
long time. I hope I'll find Marcia's ad- 
dress and send this letter to her, for Mar- 
garet told us Mrs. Russell will give up 
her Florida home and stay part of the 
time with you, part with her son's family. 
I hope, dear Mrs. Russell, you'll have re- 
covered from your hip-disease entirely, 
and may feel physically as well as can 
be after such a dreadful loss. And I'm so 
thankful you sent us such fine snapshots 
from your family last year. Now Mr. 
Russell will be missing on them all the 
time. Marcia, your children look fine. 
Won't you all not come across to see us 
some time? Since it will not be the next 
trip you're planning, I guess, I shall in- 
clude some of our latest snaps, that 
Liesel made in summer and fall. You'll 
see on them that the children are develop- 
ing quite fine, and we all are healthy and 
well, which cannot be cherished enough. 
There are lots of work to do all the time. 
We're always hasting through minutes, 
hours, days, months, years, through the 
best years of our lives. Helmut is very 
much engaged from early morning to late 
in the night, and I'm the same. I've 
dismissed my maid almost a year ago, for 
financial reasons, money is very rare. And 
in spite of children and housework, I do 

Calendar for March 

2. Organ Recital. Mrs. Hendrix and 
the Chamber Orchestra. 4 :00 
p.m., University Chapel. 

3. Erasmus Club. 8 :15 p.m., Green 
Room, East Campus. 

7. U. S. Army Field Band. 8:15 
p.m., Page Auditorium. 

10. Jerome Hines, Basso, All-Star 
Concert Series. 8 :15 p.m., Page 

13. Symphony Concert. 8 :15 p.m., 
Woman's College Auditorium. 

14-15. Engineers' Show. Afternoon 
and evening, College of Engineer- 

17. Duke Film Society. 116 Chemis- 
try Building. 

18. French Club Production. 8:15 
p.m., Page Auditorium. 

19. Modern Dance Program. Wom- 
an's College Auditorium. 

22-30. Spring Recess. 

The Durham Art Guild will give 
their annual Show in the Gallery of 
the Woman 's College Library during 
the month of March. The exhibit 
will be opened on March 12, and will 
be on display about three weeks. 


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some coaching' in English and have some 
pupils in flute playing to help earning a 
bit. The musical instruction is my special 
desire, and I do lots of it without financial 
benefit, only for education's and art's sake. 
But don't you think, too, it's a good thing 
to have some fine, uplifting hobby besides 
the never ending every day labours in 
house, kitchen, garden and with the chil- 
dren? A few times we (my pupils and 
I) gave a fine concert in our chapel. Now 
we're practicing a lot for Advent and 
Christmas— celebrations in school, and for 
a concert in a village church in the 

Liesel's disease is not much worse, es- 
pecially since she was for several weeks 
in a hospital last summer holidays. But 
she is very much handicapped and ex- 
ceedingly brave. It is awfully painful all 
the time. She teaches just the same here, 
mostly French and Bible. Her Hansel is 
a big and very clever boy. She never 
heard from her husband. 

Now I'll be leaving you all for today. 
May God's Spirit be with you all in all 
your sorrow and comfort you in the com- 
ing Christmas season, and may we all 

have a Good New Year of Peace and 
Success, and no more war or destruction. 
All good wishes, Yours ever, 

Gretel (Hermelink Muller) '31 

Urspring, November 22, 1951. 
Dear Mrs. Russell : 

Up to now I left all writing to Gretel, 
though I had no good feeling about it. 
But now I must write myself and tell you 
how distressed I am about the news that 
Mr. Russell died this fall. I had a letter 
from Margaret Griffin Harvin (who re- 
mained a very dear friend) and she told 
us the sad news. All the time since my 
thoughts wander often across the ocean, 
and I try to realize what this loss means 
to you. Many memories of the time I 
was allowed to stay with you and Mr. 
Russell come into my mind. 

For every age it is hard to lose the com- 
panion chosen for life, as it is in my 
case, too. But the loss is an extremely 
graver one after so long a time of common 
life as you and Mr. Russell had it through 
all these times of joy and sorrow in young 
and old days. May God's help be with 

you where man cannot console ! 

During the past months I have read 
more on politics than I used to do before. 
I have read American papers, too, and I 
often wanted to have a talk with you on 
these most essential subjects, as in former 
days. When I was in your country I was 
too young for making use of all the won- 
derful opportunities offered to me. But 
nevertheless I am so thankful and happy 
that I could have this experience that im- 
pressed and formed my mental life to a 
very large extent, the high importance of 
which I am learning now in my task of 
teaching and leading young people. I 
realize that it was Mr. Russell who en- 
abled my American life, and that he and 
you brought many a sacrifice on my ac- 
count. I do hope that the spirit of 
brotherhood which caused you to do so 
has become visible in my life. 

We shall be thinking of you during 
the Christmas days. My love and sincere 
wishes to you, dear Mrs. Russell, and to 
Marcia and Luther as well. 
Liesel (Hermelink Muller) 

The feeling of pride we have in our eighty-one years as 
printers, is based on the friends we made and keep. 

We are exceedingly happy that we can count, among those 
friends, Duke University, which we have served since 1931, as 
printers of the nationally recognized Chanticleer — and in nu- 
merous other ways through the years. 


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February, 19S2 


The Chapel Organ 

The University 

Annual Religious Emphasis Week Attracts Many 

Student-Sponsored Event Grows in Popularity 

The University's fourth annual Reli- 
gious Emphasis Week was ohserved from 
Sunday, Feb. 17, to Thursday, Feb. 21, 
with a full and thought-provoking pro- 
gram, which spotlighted the religious 
problems facing education in general and 
students in particular. 

Theme of the week-long observance was 
"What are you searching for? Does 
Christianity have the answer?" These 
questions were probed from almost every 
angle by students, faculty members, and 
two distinguished visitors. 

The visitors were Dr. David Roberts 
and Dr. Charles C. Noble. 

Dr. Roberts is Marcellus Hartly pro- 
fessor of philosophy of religion at Union 
Theological Seminary, New York City. 
In 1949 he served as a staff member of the 
study department of the World Council 
of Churches at Geneva, Switzerland, dur- 
ing which time he lectured at universities 
in England, Switzerland, Denmark, and 
Germany. A noted author of religious 
works, he is also a member of the philoso- 
phy faculty of Columbia University, lec- 
turer for the American Foundation of 
Religion and Psychiatry, and a member 
of the Advisory Council of the National 
Student of the Y.M.C.A. 

Dr. Noble is dean of the chapel and co- 
ordinator of religious activities at Syra- 
cuse University. He is a member of the 
Y.M.C.A.'s National Council and the In- 
ternational Committee and is a director 
of the Syracuse and New York Y.M.C.A. 

Religious Tradition 

The student-sponsored event has become 
one of the high spots of the academic 

year, reflecting the vigor of a religious 
tradition at Duke. 

Student participation in all of the 
week's events makes the annual program 
unique. Rather than a mere subjection 
to speeches and sermons, both East and 
West Campus residents engage in discus- 
sions, forums, personal counselings, and 
denominational and interdenominational 

A special feature of the 1952 event was 
a "Sceptics Hour" in which Drs. Roberts 
and Noble were exposed to searching 
questions and disturbing problems that lie 
in the minds of most young men and wom- 
en of college age. 

General co-chairmen this year were 
Molly Bixby, of Detroit, Mich., and Lee 
Noel of Birmingham, Ala. 

Co-chairmen for each of the committees 
were : publicity, Lee MeGill, Chatham 
Township, N. J., and Richard Hanner, 
Asheville; forum, Jackie Lewis, East 
Orange, N. J., and Dante Germino, Dur- 
ham ; hospitality, Nancy Hobbs, Rocky 
Mount, and Ted Thomas, ■ Colorado 
Springs, Colo. ; arrangements, Nancy Mil- 
ler, Coral Gables, Fla., and Dick Reilly, 
Birmingham, Mich. ; book display, Isabelle 
Young, Marietta, Pa., and Bill Werber, 
College Park, Md. ; personal counseling, 
Mary Laws Early, Jacksonville, Fla., and 
Nolan Rogers, Pikesville. Md. 

Religion in Education 

During a session on "Religion in Edu- 
cation" Dr. Roberts said : "A teacher can- 
not separate his philosophy of life from 
the subject he teaches. Every teacher 

teaches religion whether he realizes it or 
not . . . the separation of church and state 
in the U. S. has resulted in a situation in 
which students are indoctrinated in a false 
religion — because all facts are presented 
to them from a strictly secular point of 
view . . . this is loading the dice in favor 
of a deterministic philosophy." 

At another point he asserted that there 
is no basic conflict between real religion 
and the physical sciences ; conflicts appear 
only with "pseudo-religion." Science, 
however, he declared, is no substitute for 
religion because it does not answer the 
question : How was something created 
from nothing? 

Dr. Noble, in his principal address, 
scored the evils of "indifference, cynicism, 
and hypochrondia." 

"Indifference," he stated, "kills more 
people and wrecks more civilizations than 
downright badness. It not only takes the 
flavor out of life, but actually makes a 
person as guilty as those who are real 
murderers of the best in life. . . . Mod- 
ern psychology has not been an unmixed 
blessing. It is too easy now days to be 
a chronic mental invalid. We cut the 
nerve of spirit power when we think of 
ourselves as major maladjustments or 
feeble troubles." 

Dr. Noble labeled "high voltage per- 
sonalities" as one of the greatest needs of 
our time. 

Participating with the visitors as lead- 
ers of discussions and debaters were a 
large number of faculty members from 
all departments. 

February, 1952 


New Machine to Probe Secrets of Atom's Nucleus 

Van de Graaff Accelerator Will Start Operating in March 

Installation of a new four million volt 
Van de Graaff accelerator is nearing com- 
pletion at the Duke Physics Department 
and it is expected that research with 
the machine will begin early in March. 
Purchase of the accelerator was made pos- 
sible through a joint program with the 
Atomic Energy Commission. 

A fundamental program of investiga- 
tion into the nature of the atomic nucleus 
is planned. A major part of the results 
will be of a non-secret nature and hence 
will be publishable. 

The research project will be directed 
by Dr. Henry W. Newson, with Dr. 
Harold Lewis as Assistant Director and 
with Dr. W. M. Nielsen, Departmental 
Chairman, as administrative head of the 
project. Others closely allied with the 
research program are Drs. Ralph C. Mob- 
ley and Robert M. Williamson, Research 

When it was announced in December, 
1950, that the University was to receive 
the accelerator, Gordon Dean, LL.M. '32, 
chairman of the Atomic Energy Commis- 
sion, said : "The installation of the Van 
de Graaff Accelerator at Duke University 
is an important step in our program. 
The South is assuming its rightful place 

Directing the research projects that 
involve the Van de Graaff Accelera- 
tor will be Dr. Harold Lewis, assistant 
director (left), and Dr. Henry W. 
Newson, director. Both men have had 
wide experience in Federal atomic 
energv centers. 

in the national picture in graduate scien- 
tific education. 

"We acknowledge," he added, "with 
appreciation the splendid contributions 
we have had in the past through our em- 
ployment of outstanding Duke physicists 
and research facilities at the University." 

Above is a view of the Van de Graaff Accelerator opened up. In the fore- 
ground is the high pressure insulating tank, mounted on tracks so that it can 
be pushed forward over the operating mechanism. In the far background is 
the high voltage mechanism. Note high polish on internal parts. A smooth 
surface is necessary to prevent sparking. 

Soon after it was announced that the 
University was to receive the accelerator, 
work was begun on a four-story, 108- 
foot wing to the new Physics Building. 
When parts of the machine began to ar- 
rive early this year, work on the wing 
was still being pushed to completion. The 
expense of the building addition is being 
borne entirely by the University. The 
upper floors will be used by the Mathe- 
matics Department for both classrooms 
and offices. 

The accelerator and auxiliary equip- 
ment are valued at around $500,000 and 
are being paid for by the Atomic Energy 
Commission. The machine was con- 
structed by the High Voltage Engineering 
Corporation of Cambridge, Mass., and 
was tested prior to shipment. Since the 
total weight was near 100,000 pounds, 
several railroad cars were used in trans- 
porting it to Durham. The accelerator 
itself is enclosed in a horizontal steel tank 
24 feet long and eight feet in diameter, 
filled wtih a mixture of nitrogen and car- 
bon dioxide gases at 175 pounds per 
square inch pressure to eliminate spark- 
ing when high voltage is being generated. 

The Operation 

Dr. R. J. Van de Graaff, Professor of 
Physics at MIT, developed the machine 
in the early 1930's. It involves spraying 
electrical charge onto a rapidly moving 
<continuous belt and removing it inside 
a metallic shell which thereby is charged 
to high voltage. The particles to be 
accelerated, such as protons (hydrogen 
nuclei), are released inside the shell into 
an evacuated tube and "fall" through 
the high voltage, gaining speeds up to 
about 1S,000 miles per second at. full four 
million volts. Although higher speeds can 
be obtained by a cyclotron, which uses a 
spiral path for the accelerated particles 
instead' of the straight-line path of the 
Van de Graaff, all particles emerging 
from the cyclotron do not have the same 
speed. For the research planned at Duke 
a homogeneous beam is required. 

The atom has been compared to a tiny 
solar system. The sun, which is the cen- 
ter of the solar system, corresponds to 
the atomic nucleus, and the planets re- 
volving about the sun in precise orbits cor- 
respond to the revolving electrons of the 
atom. These electrons determine the 
chemical and light-emitting properties of 


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Gilmore Bowers, B.S.B.E. '51, de- 
velopment engineer on the project, 
stands at valves which control the 
flow of high pressure gases into the 
insulating chamber. About $200 worth 
of gas is used, and must be pumped 
into a storage tank when the machine 
is taken apart for cleaning or adjust- 
ing so that it can be re-used without 

Above is a view of the accelerator fully assembled before delivery to Duke. 
An observer is watching bluish glow of the proton beam blocked by quartz as 
it passes toward an electro-magnet. At far right are the three tubes through 
which various particles are deflected by the magnet. Tube nearest the camera 
is the path of the proton beam, which will be the one most used by the Duke 
researchers. Middle tube carries the hydrogen molecular ions and tube in 
background, partially concealed, leads straight from the high-voltage mecha- 
nism and catches the uncharged particles. 

atoms, but it is the nucleus which is the 
source of atomic energy. When acceler- 
ated particles from a machine such as the 
Van de Graaff are allowed to strike a 
thin target of the material to be investi- 
gated, the high speed projectiles strike 
nuclei of the target atoms and cause vari- 
ous reactions depending on the nature of 
the atom, the nature of the projectile, 
and the speed of the projectile. The type 
of reaction can be investigated by suitable 
detection equipment and the results lead 
to an understanding of nuclear structure, 
which is not well understood at present. 
Thus the accelerator is an important tool 
for a fundamental study of the properties 
of nuclei. 

For Peace and Defense 

President Edens greeted the initial AEC 
announcement that Duke would receive 
the accelerator with these words : "This 
project will not only enable Duke Uni- 
versity to make a greater contribution to 
the science of the region and nation, but 
will complement the research programs 
of our neighboring institutions, the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina and North 
Carolina State College, and so will make 

this one of the national centers of nuclear 

"It is significant that while much of this 
nuclear research will be pure research for 
peaceful purposes, we shall be equipped 
to use these instruments and facilities for 
defense purposes in cooperation with the 
Atomic Energy Commission should a na- 
tional emergency require it." 

Dr. Newson has been at Duke since 
1948. He was wartime senior physicist at 
the University of Chicago and was former- 
ly with the Los Alamos and Oak Ridge 
National Laboratories. Other staff mem- 
bers who will participate in the research 
program are : Dr. Lothar W. Nordheim, 
professor of physics at Duke since 1936 
and wartime head of the physics division 
at Oak Ridge, who will return next Sep- 
tember from a two-year leave of absence 
at Los Alamos; Dr. Eugene Greuling, 
associate professor of physics at Duke 
and senior physicist at Oak Ridge from 
1946 to 1948; and Otto Meier, associate 
professor of electrical engineering and a 
member of the Duke faculty since 1934. 
Several of Duke's nuclear physicists are 
already serving as consultants to various 
AEC-sponsored projects. 

When the program is fully underway, 

approximately 15 graduate students will 
be conducting research toward advanced 
degrees under the supervision of staff 

The power distribution panel, switch 
gear for auxiliary equipment, is con- 
trol point for compressoi*s, vacuum 
pumps, refrigeration unit, and other 
motor driven equipment. Control 
board for the accelerator itself is 
larger" and contains a maze of dial 

February, 1952 


Ninth Alumnae Week End Program 

The Dates Are April 4, 5, and 6 

Visiting speaker for the Xinth Alumnae 
Week End, to be held April 4, 5, and 6 
on the Duke Campus, will be Dr. Glora 
M. Wysner, noted authority on the Near 
East. Having travelled extensively 
through the Xear East engaged in mission- 
ary and evangelical pursuits among 
Moslems and other Xear Eastern inhabi- 
tants, she has also become widely known 
for her books, including Near East Pano- 
rama (1950) and The Kabiile People 

A native of Anderson, Ind., Dr. Wys- 
ner is an alumna of Ohio University, 
Western Reserve University, and the 
Kennedy School of Missions. She is now 
secretary of the International Missionary 
Council and an ordained minister of the 
Methodist Church. She holds the dis- 
tinction of being the only woman named 
consultant to the Council. Dr. Wysner 
has only recently returned from the Xear 
East, and is much in demand as an in- 
teresting and informative speaker on both 
the people and current happenings in that 
part of the world. She will speak to re- 
turning alumnae on "Headlines and Foot- 
notes on the Xear East," at 8:15 p.m., 
April 5, on the second floor of the West 
Campus Union. 

Two prominent Duke faculty members 
will also address alumnae during the an- 
nual week end. Dr. Kenneth W. Clark, 
professor of Xew Testament, is to give a 

Dr. Glora M. Wysner 

lecture entitled "A Unique Expedition to 
Mt. Sinai," at 2:30 p.m., April 5, in As- 
bury Building. Dr. William Waldo Beach, 
associate professor of Christian Ethics, 
will deliver the Palm Sunday service of 
worship in the University Chapel at 
11:00 a.m., April 6. 

Dr. Clark, a ranking Xew Testament 
authority, was selected a few years ago 
by the Library of Congress to direct an 
expedition to the ancient and remote Con- - 
vent of St. Catherine, 5,000 feet above 
the sea in the rugged mountains of the 
Holy Land. Biblical manuscripts, never 
before made available to Western scholars, 
were photographed on microfilm by the 
expedition. Dr. Clark, who received his 
A.B. degree from Yale, his B.D. from 
Colgate Rochester Divinity School and his 
Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, 
came to Duke in 1931. 

A native of Middletown, Conn., Dr. 
Beach is an alumnus of Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, and received the B.D. and Ph.D. 
degrees from Yale. He came to Duke in 
1946 from Antioch College, where he was 
an associate professor and college pastor. 

Last year, a student panel and faculty 
participation in the activities planned for 
Alumnae Week End met with such unani- 
mous approval that two discussion groups 
have been planned for this year. A work- 
shop on "The University in Action" with 
Dean Herbert J. Herring, rice-president 
in the Division of Student Life, as moder- 
ator, will give alumnae an opportunity to 
hear about and ask questions pertaining 
to Duke's current activities and plans for 
the future. Other participants on the 
panel, especially well-qualified for dis- 
cussing the subject, will be President A. 
Hollis Edens; Dr. R. Florence Brinkley, 
dean of the Woman's College; 
Florence K. Wilson, dean of the School 
of Xursing; and Mr. Charles A. Dukes, 
director of Alumni Affairs. 

A student panel will discuss the ques- 
tion "Should the Federal Government 
Adopt a Permanent Program of Wage 
and Price Control?" This subject should 
be of especial interest to housewives, and 
is representative of the type of question 
considered by thinking students of the 
University today. Material, prepared by 
members of the Debate Council for partic- 
ipation in a national debate, will be used. 

Returning alumnae will be entertained 
on Friday evening by a special repeat 
performance of "Uncle Harry" by Thomas 

Job, presented by the Duke Players. The 
psychological drama will be staged in 
Branson Building, the arena-type theatre. 
The extensive program planned for the 
1952 Alumnae Week End has been de- 
signed to appeal to all alumnae. Al- 
though a complete schedule of activities 
has been arranged, there will still be time 

Friday, April 4 

4:00 p.m. — Alumnae Council Meeting. East 
Duke Building. 

5:30-6:30 p.m. — Cafeteria style dinner with 
students. Woman 's College Union. Regis- 
tration Desk in lobby of Branson Build- 
ing from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. 

8:15 p.m. — Duke Players present "Uncle 
Harry," by Thomas Job. Branson Build- 
ing, arena style theater. 

Saturday, April 5 

Registration Desk in lobby of Asbury 
Building from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

9:00-10:00 a.m. — Free time for visiting 
places of special interest. 

10:30-11:30 a.m.— Work Shop: "The Uni- 
versity in Action." Moderator: Dean 
Herbert J. Herring. Participants: Presi- 
dent A. Hollis Edens, Dean R. Florence 
Brinkley, Dean Florence Wilson, Charles 
A. Dukes. 

11:30-12 :30p.m. — Student Panel: "Should 
the Federal Government Adopt a Perma- 
nent Program of Wage and Price Con- 
trol?" Participants to be announced. 
Asbury Building. 

1:00 p.m. — Luncheon and Alumnae Associa- 
tion Meeting. Woman's College Union. 

2:30-3:30 p.m. — Lecture: "A Unique Expe- 
dition to Mt. Sinai." Dr. Kenneth W. 
Clark, Professor of New Testament, Duke 
Divinity School. Asbury Building. 

6 : 00 p.m. — Dinner honoring Mrs. Estelle 
Flowers Spears, '14, Duke University 
trustee. Dining Room B, West Campus 

8 : 15 p.m. — Lecture : ' ' Headlines and Foot- 
notes on the Near East." Dr. Glora 
Wysner, Secretary, International Mission- 
ary Council. Second floor, West Campus 

9:45 p.m. — Coffee Hour honoring Dr. Wysner 
and those registered for Alumnae Week 
End. Mrs. A. Hollis Edens, hostess, at 
her home on West Campus. 

Sunday, April 6 (Palm Sunday) 

11:00 a.m. — Service of Worship in the Uni- 
versity Chapel. Speaker: Dr. William 
Waldo Beach, Associate Professor of 
Christian Ethics, Duke Divinity School. 

12:00-1:30 p.m. — Dinner in the Oak Room 
and cafeterias of West Campus Union or 
Woman's College Union. 

4:00 p.m. — "The Redemption" Parts I and 
II by Gounod. Chapel Choir, J. Foster 
Barnes, Director, and Mildred L. Hen- 
drix, Organist. University Chapel. 


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for seeing the campus and visiting with 
friends. For alumnae who have small 
children, the Southside Nursery, located 
at the Southside Elementary School on 
Erwin Eoad near West Campus, has 
offered to care for them on Saturday, 
April 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
A reasonable charge of . $1.00 per child 
will include lunch and facilities for after- 
noon naps, if needed. 

1952 Is Special Year 
for the Summer Session 

The 1952 Duke Summer Session will 
feature a Centennial Conference on the 
Preparation of School Personnel on June 
2-1, 25 and 26. Nationally known educa- 
tion leaders, including Dr. Theodore C. 
Blegen, dean of the University of Minne- 
sota Graduate School, will speak at the 
conference which will commemorate the 
beginning of college-level teacher educa- 
tion in North Carolina at Normal College, 
forerunner of Duke University, in 1852. 

Theme of the conference will be "The 
place of the liberal arts college and pri- 
vately endowed graduate school in the 
education of leaders for the public schools 
in teaching and administrative positions." 
Vital educational issues will be presented 
in the special lectures and panel discus- 
sions, dealing with the relations of col- 
leges and universities to the pxiblic school 
system. Several hundred guests from the 
State's public schools and liberal arts col- 
leges in North Carolina and neighboring 
states will be invited to be guests at the 
conference and a special dinner on June 

Forty $100 competitive scholarships are 
being offered teachers from 15 states and 
Washington, D. C, for graduate work 
in the summer session. A new feature 
this year, the extensive scholarship pro- 
gram is being offered in connection with 
the centennial observance. 

Another part of the celebration, Kappa 
Delta Pi, national education society, 
will hold a special teacher recognition 
day at Duke in May. Alumni members 
of the Duke chapter will return to the 
campus for the occasion. 

Dr. John W. Carr, Department of Edu- 
cation, and Dr. William B. Hamilton, De- 
partment of History, are co-chairmen of 
the centennial committee. Other mem- 
bers are: Dr. Paul M. Gross, vice-presi- 
dent of the University; Dr. Paul H. 
Clyde, director of the Summer Session; 
and Dr. W. H. Cartwright, chairman of 
the Department of Education. 

The two terms of the 1952 Summer 
Session will be June 11 to July 19 and 

July 22 to August 29. Several distin- 
guished visiting professors will join the 
faculty for the two six-week terms. Vari- 
ous institutes, which have become regular 
features of the Summer Session, will 
again take place on the campus. 

For the eleventh year, the School of 
Spanish Studies will meet at Duke. Dates 
of the session are June 11 to July 19. 
Specialized study in marine biology will 
be offered during both summer terms at 
the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, 
N. C.j and the Division of Nursing Edu- 
cation summer session will also coincide 
with that of the regular Duke Summer 

The annual School for Accepted Supply 

Pastors will be held June 30 to July 16 
in the Duke Divinity School. The second 
annual Science Teachers' Laboratory 
Conference will take place July 21-25. 
Laboratory experience in conducting 
classroom experiments will be emphasized. 
The North Carolina English Teachers' 
Association will meet jointly at Duke and 
the University of North Carolina from 
July 31 to August 2. August 5-15 will 
be the dates of the twelfth annual Insti- 
tute for Teachers of Mathematics. The 
short school for Municipal and Industrial 
Water Supply Workers will be sponsored 
August 18-22 in the Duke College of En- 
gineering by the North Carolina Water 
Works Operators Association. 

Tours Launch Big Glee Club Season 

In celebration of their 25th year of 
singing under the direction of J. Foster 
(Bishop) Barnes, the Duke Men's Glee 
Club will go on an extensive tour of the 
eastern coast this spring and will hold a 
formal reunion next May at Commence- 
ment time. 

On May 30 and 31, all former members 
of the Duke Men's Glee Club, whether 
they sang under Mr. Barnes or prior to 
1927, are invited to attend the Glee Club 
reunion on the Duke Campus. A banquet 
will be held on Friday evening, May 30; 
and on Saturday evening, May 31, there 
will be a Glee Club concert which will be 
attended by other reunion classes. Any- 
one who has not received more complete 
information about the reunion is asked to 
write Russell Gobbel, Box 4213, Duke 
University, Durham. The list of former 
Glee Club members is very incomplete, 
and since the Club wishes to bring the 
records up to date, all Glee Club alumni 
who have not received notification of the 
reunion are requested to write Mr. Gobbel, 
whether they will be able to attend or not. 

During February, March, and April, 
the Glee Club, which has been hailed by 
many as representing the best in univer- 
sity choral movements during more than 
a quarter of a century, will make public 
appearances from Miami, Fla., to New 
York City, and west to Cleveland, Ohio. 
About 42 men, carefully chosen from the 
entire group of 230, will make the tour. 

The season opened February 4, when 
the Glee Club presented a matinee for the 
school children of Greensboro, N. C. 

The 25th annual home concert was held 

in Page Auditorium on February 15, with 
150 men singing. In honor of Mr. 
Barnes' quarter of a century with the 
musical organization, a silver Glee Club 
Key was presented to him by Kenneth 
Kreider, president. 

The southern tour was to begin in Wau- 
chula, Fla.. on February 23, and con- 
tinue as follows : Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 
Feb. 24; Miami, Fla., Feb. 25; Lakeland, 
Fla., Feb. 26; Tampa, Fla., Feb. 27; Sara- 
sota, Fla.. Feb. 28; Charlotte, N. C, 
March 1. 

Richmond. Va., will be the first appear- 
ance of the group on their northern tour. 
They will sing on the Sauer Show there 
on March 21, and will then go to Peters- 
burg, Va., March 22; Washington, D. C, 
March 23; Hershey, Pa.. March 24; 
Cleveland, Ohio, March 25; Pittsburgh, 
Pa., March 26; New York, N. Y., March 
28; New York City, NBC Radio Broad- 
cast, March 29; and New York City, CBS 
Perry Como TV Show, March 31. The 
group will make their final appearances 
before their reunion in High Point, N. 
C, on April 25; and Wilmington, N. C, 
on April 26. 

Glee Club officers for the present year 
are: Kenneth Kreider, Palmyra, Pa., 
president; John Hall, High Point, N. C, 
vice-president ; Nelson Jackson, Durham, 
secretary -treasurer ; Jack Vilas, Tenafly, 
N. J., business manager ; Vernon Lassiter, 
Winston-Salem, N. C, student director; 
Russell Gobbel, Greensboro, N. C, his- 
torian; Taylor Rogers, Durham, N. C, 
librarian; and Walter Ball, Fayetteville, 
N. C, accompanist. 

February, 1952 



The Local Associations 

Detroit, Mich. 

About fifty members of the Detroit 
Alumni Association gathered for a dinner 
meeting at the Fort Shelby Hotel in 
Detroit on October 12, 1951. The follow- 
ing officers were elected : president, Philip 
G. Dibble, '45; vice-president, Gloria 
Fletemeyer Sehmitt (Mrs. W. H.), '46; 
treasurer, William S. Durham, Jr., '24; 
secretary, Jo Ann Anderson Willcox 
(Mrs. Charles S.), '46. 

On December 7, 1951, the group en- 
joyed a pre-holiday party at the home of 
Dr. Henry Munson, '35, M.D. '39, and 
Mrs. Munson. 

Plans are being made now for a square 
dance the latter part of February. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Philadelphia chapter of Duke 
alumni met at Siegel's Restaurant Janu- 
ary 21. The president, Frederick L. 
Mann, Jr., B.S.M.E. '45, called on Wayne 
Ambler, '3S, former Duke baseball player 
to make a report on the Development 
Campaign fund. Ira P. Thomas, scout 
for the Philadelphia Athletics, made a 
short address. Principal speaker was 
Coach Bill Murray who also showed, and 
commented on movies of the Duke-TTNC 
1951 game. 

The 1952 officers for the Philadelphia 
Duke Alumni Association are Frederick 
L. Mann, Jr., B.S.M.E. '45, president; 
Gordon Gerber, '43, vice-president; Mar- 
garetta Elizabeth Aeugle, '44, treasurer; 
and J. Ira Moore, '36, secretary. 

Baltimore, Md. 

On January 22 Duke alumni of Balti- 
more heard a speech by Coach Bill Mur- 
ray which gave them a much keener in- 
sight as to the athletic program at Duke 
and to the mature way in which football 
is being handled. In spite of the fact 
that it was a snowy, rainy night a very 
good crowd attended. 

Newly elected officers for 1952 are 
Thomas C. Wolff, Jr., '47, president; 
Howard C. Heiss, Jr., '50, vice-president; 
B. Marvin Humphries, Jr., '48, recording 
secretary; Mildred Clusman Phillips 
(Mrs. Hugo), corresponding secretary 
and alumnae representative ; and Joshua 
T. Rowe, B.S.C.E. '46, treasurer. 


The Greensboro Duke Alumni Associa- 
tion has recently elected new officers for 
1952. . They are Tim G. Warner, '46, 
LL.B. '48, president; Herman Smith, '44, 
vice-president; Meredith Moore, '32, seere- 

Members of the Detroit Alumni Association attended a dinner meeting at the 
Fort Shelby Hotel in Detroit, Mich., on October 12, 1951. By the smiles on all 
the faces, it is evident what a good time they all had. About fifty former 
Duke students and their husbands and wives were at the gathering. 

tary-treasurer ; and Betty Jane Bledsoe, 
'46, alumnae representative. Coach Bill 
Murray spoke to the group at the annual 
meeting on January 25. 

New York City 

Duke alumni in New York City had one 
of their most successful and enjoyable 
meetings on February 7 at the Belmont 
Plaza. Retiring president E. E. Barry, 
Jr., '38, recognized Dr. Charles E. Jor- 
dan, vice-president of the University, who 
gave official greetings from the Univer- 
sity and a brief report on the conclusion 
of the Development Campaign. 

Arthur Godfrey, principal guest speak- 
er, gave an excellent talk on being a good 
American. It touched briefly on his career 
and how his good fortune and success 
could have happened only in this country. 
His serious thoughts and observations 
were appreciated and enjoyed at this 
meeting even as his informality and wit 
are enjoyed on radio and television. 

New officers elected for the coming 
year were Leo S. Brady, '23, president ; 
W. M. Upchurch, '31, LL.B. '36, executive 
vice-president; Walter A. Stanbury, '31, 
A.M. '32, Ph.D. '38, rice-president; 
Selma Warlick Warner (Mrs. Harry W.), 
'28, vice-president; Harold Cruickshank, 
'48, secretary; and Francis Kelly, Jr., 
'44, treasurer. 

High Point 

Dr. Joseph A. McClain, Jr., dean of 
the Law School, was the principal speaker 
at the annual meeting of Duke alumni of 
High Point which was held February 8, 
at the new YMCA building. His address 
was highlighted by quotations from Dr. 
William Preston Few's papers recently 
published by the Duke Press, which re- 
flect historically the policy of Duke 
toward education — that of quality, not 
quantity or "assembly line" education — 
even as present-day efforts of the De- 
velopment Campaign are directed. 

Dr. C. Hal Ingram, '40, succeeded as 
president A. Glenn Smith, '29, who pre- 
sided. Other officers elected were P. V. 
Kirkman, '44, rice-president; Sara New- 
bern Moss (Mrs. Paul), '27, secretary; 
Henry Marshall, '35, treasurer; Amy 
Franklin Miles (Mrs. Hall), '46. repre- 
sentative to Alumnae Council. 

Columbia, S. C. 

J. L. Lentz, '39, is the president of 
the Columbia, S. C, Duke Alumni As- 
sociation. The other officers, recently 
elected, are Ben Miller, B.S.M., M.D. '35, 
vice-president ; and Virginia Skinner 
Daniel (Mrs. James M.), '38, secretary- 


Duke Alumni Register 

Intent on the Duke-Temple game in 
Philadelphia are some of the 50 Duke 
alumni from Wilmington, Del., who 
attended the event. Duke fans were 
rewarded by the fact that the Blue 
Devils won 86 to 65. 

Memphis, Tenn. 

We have recently been brought up- 
to-date on events that have heen tak- 
ing place in Memphis, Tenn. The 
alumni there have been carrying on 
such a good program and are enjoying 
it to such an extent that we thought 
an account of their general activities 
should be passed on to Register 

The Memphis club meets every 
month at the various homes of its 
members. Programs include excellent 
speakers, football and travel movies, 
social card games, picnics, barbecues, 
and dinner dances. 

There is a small scholarship fund 
which is being increased by various 
methods such as rummage sales, news- 
paper sales, etc. The latest innova- 
tion is to have a short discussion of 
Duke activities at each meeting headed 
by Dorothy Smith, M.Ed. '41. They 
subscribe to the Chronicle and the 
Register for information of this na- 

The committees which help Jack 
Greenfield, M.D. '36, president, to 
make this group so successful are : 
Elenore Miller Arneson (Mrs. Milton 
N.), '49, social activities chairman; 
Mrs. H. O'Neil, program chairman ; 
and Gil Brandon, B.S.M.E. '44, mem- 
bership chairman. Other officers are 
William Heddesheimer, '40, vice-presi- 
dent; Mrs. Jack Greenfield, secretary- 
treasurer; and Morton Gubin, '45, 
corresponding secretary. 

The group has been organized only 
five years, but in this short time an 
association has been built which not 
only makes for a great deal of pleasure 
for its members, but also a valuable 
service to the University. 

1916 Chronicle Launched Great Careers 

From time to time members of the 
Trinity and Duke Chronicle staffs have 
further distinguished themselves by at- 
taining positions of high responsibility 
when they enter the business and pro- 
fessional world. The Chronicle staff 
of 1915-16 was one of the more illus- 
trious, and seemed to have more than 
its share of future celebrities. 

The following letter from the Chron- 
icle editor that year, Robert M. (Prep) 
Johnson, Sr., '16, presently a member 
of the editorial department of the 
Chicago Tribune, lists the achievements 
of his staff. 

"I swell with pride every time I 
learn of a new achievement by either 
of the associate editors or any of the 
reporters on the Chronicle staff of 
1915-1916. I firmly believe that those 
six excelled in. future attainments and 

future usefulness any six Trinity or 
Duke undergraduates who ever were 
joined in any undertaking. That staff 
included two future attorneys (Banks 
Arendell, '17, and Duke Law School, 
Raleigh, N. C, attorney; and John H. 
Small, '17, and Duke Law School, 
Charlotte, N. C, attorney), a future 
Greensboro editor (E. W. (Slim) 
Kendall, '18, editor of the Greensboro 
Daily News), a future college presi- 
dent (Dr. Luther L. Gobbel, '18, presi- 
dent of Greensboro College), a future 
Detroit physician (Dr. Ralph L. 
Fisher, '18, Detroit physician and head 
of the Department of Medicine at 
Jefferson and Alexander Blain Hos- 
pital Clinic), as well as a future Ameri- 
can Cyanamid president (Kenneth C. 
Towe, 18, president and director of 
the American Cyanamid Company).'' 

Towe Named to Head Huge Corporation 

Kenneth Crawford Towe, '18, has re- 
cently been elected president of American 
Cyanamid Company, with headquarters in 
New York City. 

Having been associated with the com- 
pany since 1926, he has served in various 
capacities including those of treasurer, 
director and vice-president. In assuming 
the new post, Mr. Towe also becomes 
director of several companies associated 
with American Cyanamid Company, 
namely the Porocel Corporation, which is 
owned jointly with Attapulgus Clay Cor- 
poration; and Southern Minerals Cor- 
poration, Southern Pipe Line Corpora- 
tion and Southern Petroleum Corporation, 
all owned jointly with Pittsburgh Plate 
Glass Company. He is, in addition, direc- 
tor of Cyanamid's principal subsidiaries, 
North American Cyanamid, Limited, 
Chemical Construction Corporation, and 
Cyanamid Inter-American Corporation. 

'A native of Elizabeth City, N. C, Mr. 
Towe spent much of his early life in 
Roanoke Rapids, N. C, where his father 
was a Methodist minister. While at 
Trinity College he was a member of the 
Chronicle Staff. During World War I 
he served as a captain in the Quarter- 
master Corps of the United States Army 
in France. 

For a time Mr. Towe was associated 
with Roanoke Mills Company, where he 
was secretary to the head of the textile 
mill. He was also one of the building 
planners of the Roanoke Rapids High 
•School. After leaving Roanoke Rapids 

Kenneth C. Towe, '18 

in the early 1920's to take a position with 
the Childs Company in New York City, 
he subsequently joined American Cynana- 

In addition to his company activities, 
Mr. Towe is a director of the Putnam 
Trust Company, Greenwich, Conn., and 
a member of the Advisory Board of the 
Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 
Rockefeller Center Branch, New York 

Mr. and Mrs. Towe, who live on North 
Street, Greenwich, Conn., have three sons, 
Kenneth, Rolf and Terri. 

February, 1952 


Son of 



Eagle Scout 

in Record 


Joe (Jody) Shackford, Jr., sou of 
Virginia Johnson Shackford, '36, and 
Joe Shackford, Sr., '34, B.D. '43, was 
recently awarded the Eagle Scout 
Badge. Jody, whose 13th birthday 
was on January 22, completed all hut 
two badges last July, just a year and 
a half after becoming a Boy Scout. 

Mrs. Shackford pinned the badge on 
her son during the Morning Worship 
hour at the Boone Methodist Church on 
January 6. Jody began his scout work 
at Calvary Methodist Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, and continued it with the 
troop at Boone Methodist Church after 
his family moved to Boone, N. C, in 
October, 1950. 

Mr. Shackford is pastor of the 
Boone Methodist Church, 311 East 
Main Street, Boone. 

Dr. D. C. Agnew Resigns 
Coker College Presidency 

The President of Coker College, Harts- 
wile, S. C, Donald C. Agnew, A.M. '32, 
Ph.D. '36, has resigned to accept a dual 
administrative and research post in At- 
lanta, Ga. 

As the seventh president of Coker Col- 
lege, Dr. Agnew has headed the institu- 
tion since 1943. He became president at 
the age of 37. On August 1, 1952, he 
will become head of the division of social 
service at Oglethorpe University and will 
direct a research project in general edu- 
cation sponsored and supported by sev- 
eral outstanding educational foundations. 

Introduced in 1946 under Dr. Agnew's 
supervision, a Coker College course in the 
history of civilization has attracted na- 
tional notice. The four-year course was 
designed to give students a well inte- 
grated, systematic and comprehensive 
basic training in the arts and sciences. 
During his term as president, professional 
training for degrees in four additional de- 
partmental fields have been added. 

Dr. Agnew is an alumnus of Park Col- 
lege in Missouri as well as Duke, and has 
taught at Winthrop and Lander Colleges. 
After joining the Coker faculty in 1937 
he served as professor and head of the 
department of education, psychology and 
philosophy, and also as registrar, aca- 

demic dean and director of the summer 

A leader among Southern educators, 
Dr. Agnew is a member of the executive 
committee of the Commission on Institu- 
tions of Higher Education of the South- 
ern Association of Colleges and Second- 
arv Schools. 

The Undergraduate View 

by Ronny Nelson, '52 

As things once more begin to quiet 
clown and assume their relative impor- 
tance, the student, caught between the 
hectic end of an exam period and the not- 
yet-begun creeping paralysis that spring 
induces, begins to look ahead, with an- 
ticipation based on fond memories, to the 
second renewal of Joe College Days. Shoe 
and Slipper Club announces the engage- 
ment of Elliot Lawrence as the big-name 
band leader to supply the music for the 
dances and concert. Hoof V Horn, in a 
radical change of policy, decides to aban- 
don student scripts in favor of Cole Por- 
ter's Anything Goes. And the Joe Col- 
lege committee swings into high gear with 
its plans for the best week end yet. It 
won't be long before the student will begin 
to cut down an old pair of pants, drag 
out his loudest vest, and otherwise amass 
the silliest costume possible, all for the 
purpose of some hilarious and wonderful 
satire on himself. 

What might be termed an "outgrowth" 
of the Duke-Carolina victory bell incident 
of last November, covered on this page of 
the December issue, was discovered in 
Chapel Hill recently, amid the loud guf- 
faws of Duke students and slightly red- 
dened faces of those at ITXC. In Caro- 
lina's Kenan Stadium the winter grass is 
sprouting in a most unusual fashion. 
Smack in the middle of the field five-foot 
letters spelling out DUKE are pushing up 
out of the ground, very evident, very ef- 
fective, and very defiant. 

The stunt is a wonderful contrast to 
some of the more violent and destructive 
results of the rivalry between the two 
schools. No one can question its harm- 
lessness, nor its effectiveness. Someone 
had a bright idea, and also possessed the 
patience to wait for Mother Nature's help 
in carrying it out. The students at Chapel 
Hill can do nothing but grin sheepishly 
and chalk one up for the Blue Devils. 

Having been served with ample fore- 

warning through poster advertising and 
word of mouth, students, faculty, towns- 
people, and just about everybody con- 
nected with Duke in any way made for 
their favorite newstand late in January 
to pick up a copy of the February issue 
of a national monthly magazine. The 
reason for this sudden increase in the 
Durham literary market was an article 
entitled "The ' College That Tobacco 

Naturally we were all pleased with the 
prospect of a piece about our University 
being read by people the country over, 
and just as naturally we turned to that 
page first in eager anticipation. Our in- 
terest, however, soon turned to mild 
amusement at what we read. 

The author wanted very much to im- 
press us with the fact that, although our 
campus may look like a country club(?), 
it is actually anything hut that. Besides 
being one of the toughest schools in the 
country to get into — a statement that 
quite naturally made our heads swell 
somewhat — Duke also has few well-heeled 
students driving flashy convertibles. This 
we may admit, but when you have to park 
a car a quarter of a mile away (if you've 
got one) because every other closer spot 
is filled, you somehow get the feeling that 
no one is about to starve. 

Although some of us might question 
some of its facts, the article was satis- 
fying. We like to see Duke receive the 
recognition we feel that it deserves as an 
educational institution. To be fair, we 
must realize that our daily life on campus 
is not the sort that makes scintillating 
copy for popular magazines, and a little 
"coloring" makes it more readable, no 

Another thing. Such features make us 
more aware that a subject seen through 
one writer's eyes may not appear the same 
to everyone else, and that there are tricks 
of the writing trade just as there are 
tricks to all others. 


Duke Alumni Register 

From the Faculty 

Durham's Needs Explored 

Appearing currently in the Durham 
Morning Herald are a series of ten 
lengthy articles entitled, "Durham's Un- 
met Needs," by Dr. Howard E. Jensen, 
chairman of the Department of Sociology 
and Anthropology at Duke. These arti- 
cles, delivered originally in an address by 
Dr. Jensen before the annual meeting of 
the Durham Community Chest, constitute 
a searching and pertinent analysis of 
Durham's social needs. 

Problems of Divorce 

"Divorce is a disease like alcoholism, 
and we ought to treat it that way." So 
declared Dr. John S. Bradway, chairman 
of the Research Committee of the Na- 
tional Interprofessional Commission on 
Marriage and Divorce Laws, and director 
of Duke's Legal Aid Clinic. "We've got 
to stop looking at divorce cases as if they 
were a moral wrong if anything is to be 
done about the alarming rise in divorces." 

Dr. Bradway suggests that instead of 
letting married couples fight it out in 
court, thus producing bad feeling, a team 
of psychiatrists and marriage counsellors 
might be appointed by the judge to study 
the problem from all sides, and perhaps 
prevent the divorce. This, he said, is being 
tried in several parts of the country. The 
Duke lawyer realizes that one great step 
in the right direction would be the adop- 
tion of uniform divorce laws in all 48 
states, but he points out that this will 
be a long time in coming since Congress 
cannot pass such a law unless a con- 
stitutional amendment is passed, and this 
seems virtually impossible. 

Peyote Called Safe 

Dr. Weston LaBarre, associate pro- 
fessor of Anthropology, recently con- 
demned the extension of the current na- 
tional campaign against the illegal use of 
drugs to include the American Indian 
members of the Native American Church 
of the United States, who use a small, 
carrot shaped cactus called peyote in their 
religious ceremonies. "Peyote does not 
excite, stupefy, or produce muscular inco- 
ordination ; there is no hangover ; and the 
habitual use does not develop any in- 
creased tolerance of dependence," Dr. La- 
Barre stated. The church believes that 
God put some of His Holy Spirit into 
peyote which he gave to the Indians. The 
authority on "Peyotism" said, "The mem- 

bers of the Church conduct their meetings 
with sincere faith like any other religious 
group and they certainly come under the 
constitutional guarantees of religious free- 
dom even though their church contains 
some admixture of earlier American In- 
dian beliefs in the Great Spirit." 

Writing Is Exploration 

Duke Alumnus Bill Styron, author of 
the best seller Lie Down in Darkness, 
recently returned to his Alma Mater and 
Dr. William Blackburn's creative writing 
class, in which he first beg'an to write 
seriously. Dr. Blackburn's most famous 
student told the current creative writing 
class that "Writing is as much an explora- 
tory process for the author as it is for the 

Letters in Literature 

Returning for six months to a rich 
source of original material, Dr. William 
H. Irving, chairman of the English De- 
partment, left the campus recently bound 
for England, where he will do research at 
the British Museum Library, and for Bod- 
leian Library, Oxford, for his forthcoming 
book, "The Development of the Eamiliar 
Letter." First of its type to be written, 
the book will trace the history of "model" 
letter writers from Cicero to Cowper, 
dealing with writers of the formative 
period rather than famous names. A 
Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Irving is the author 
of two other books : "John Gay's London, 
Illustrated from the Poetry of the Time" 
and "John Gay, Favorite of the Wits." 

Press Entertained 

At the Duke dinner of the N. C. Press 
Association Institute held in the West 
Campus Union Ballroom, Dr. Edwin F. 
Perry of the Religion Department de- 
livered an address entitled, "Is Humanity 
Still Possible?" Dr. Perry has been a 
member of the Duke faculty since 1950, 
and is a member of such professional 
groups as the Society of Biblical Litera- 
ture, the American Society of Church 
History, and the National Association of 
Biblical Instructors. 

New Approach to Spanish 

"Spanish Through Speech" is the title 
of a new textbook for first year college 
Spanish students, of which one of the 
co-authors is Dr. Juan R. Castellano, asso- 

ciate professor of Romance Languages 
at Duke. It features an aural-oral ap- 
proach to the language, with emphasis on 
speaking and listening to Spanish rather 
than translating written exercises. Dr. 
Castellano is the founder and first presi- 
dent of the Tennessee chapter of the 
American Association of Teachers of 
Spanish and Portuguese, and a member 
of other leading professional organiza- 

Taxes and Loopholes 

Contrary to the popular saying that 
nothing is quite so certain as death and 
taxes, Americans will be looking for and 
in many cases finding loopholes in the 
income tax laws. According to Duke 
Economist Dr. B. U. Ratchford this con- 
dition is brought on by the highest tax 
rates in our history. "Human beings never 
display their ingenuity to such good ad- 
vantage as when they are trying to find 
ways to escape taxes." Thus the actual 
amount of money which the government 
can collect is limited, no matter how high 
the rates. Dr. Ratchford states that the 
higher the rates, the greater the exemp- 
tions and loopholes. "Of course the tax- 
payer who does not find a loophole to 
fit him is likely to be hit very hard." 

Weapons Expert Joins OOR 

A noted expert on weapons, Dr. Ancel 
St. John, has joined the staff of the Office 
of Ordnance Research on the Duke cam- 
pus. He will function as librarian for 
the office. Author of numerous works on 
rockets and jet propulsion, during World 
War II he was on the staff of the Rocket 
Development Division of the U. S. Chief 
of Ordnance. He is a native of Plain- 
field, N. J., a graduate of the University 
of Rochester, and has earned Ph.D.'s from 
Columbia and Clark University. He is a 
former educator and industrial radiologist. 

20th Engineers Show 

The twentieth annual Engineers 
Show will be held at the Duke College 
of Engineering from 2:00 to 11:00 
p.m., Friday, March 14, and from 2 :00 
to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15. 
Each of the three departments of elec- 
trical, civil and mechanical engineering 
are planning special displays of inter- 
est to both skilled engineers and un- 
trained but interested visitors. The 
Engineers' Wives Club will again be 
in charge of the refreshment stand, 
serving hot dogs, cokes, and other 
food cooked or cooled by special en- 
gineering methods. 

February, 1952 


Cagers "Hottest Team in Conference" 

Currently Riding Eleven Game Win Streak — in Home Stretch 

"The hottest team in the Southern Con- 

That in a nutshell was ' how the Duke 
basketball team was faring as the Regis- 
ter went to press. The Blue Dukes had 
collected nine straight wins and rolled up 
a 18-5 record prior to their meeting with 
Maryland in Duke Indoor Stadium on 
Monday, Feb. 18. 

The crowning blow in the current skein 
was the 71-58 defeat administered to X. 
C. State's league champions at Raleigh 
on Feb. 12. For State it was the second 
Conference loss this season and the first 
home Conference game it had lost in 46 
straight games dating back to the 1946-47 
season when Everett Case took over as 

State took an opening 2-0 lead, but 
Duke grabbed the advantage at 3-2 and 
led the rest of the way. At one time it 
was 21-9 and in the second half the Devils 
led by as much as 19 points. 

Four Duke players hit double figures in 
the treasured win, Captain Dick Groat 
getting 21, soph forward Bernie Janicki 
19, soph guard Rudy D'Emilio 13 and 
senior center Dick Crowder 11. Bobby 

A standout all season, dependable 
team player, an excellent rebound 
artist and great on defense is Diek 
Crowder. center from High Point. N. 
C, and president of the Senior Class. 

Speight led State with IS and Mel Thomp- 
son had 15. 

The last loss suffered by the Duke team 
came at the hands of State in Duke In- 
door Stadium Jan. 5 when the Wolfpack 
got a 72-70 win in two overtimes. Coach 
Hal Bradley's team then rolled back to 
collect straight wins over NYU 74-72, 
Temple 86-65, Wake Forest 90-69, Xorth 
Carolina 73-66, George Washington 89- 
74, William and Mary 68-62, Navy 70-68 
in an overtime, over State, Maryland 
56-51, Wake Forest 87-62, and South 
Carolina 96-82. 

Groat had 22 points and Janicki 20 to 
lead the win over NYU at Madison Square 
Garden. Two nights later at Philadel- 
phia's Convention Hall, Groat broke the 
Hall record for assists with nine and 
scored 20 points to lead Duke to its S6-65 
win. Janicki rolled in 19 points. Bill 
Mlkvy had 17 for Temple. 

After a lay-off for mid-term examina- 
tions, the Devils came back to down Wake 
Forest 90-69 in Duke Indoor Stadium, 
Groat scoring 31 points and Janicki 18. 
Dick Hemric led Wake Forest with 32 

A quick lead resulted in an easy win 
over North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but 
the Tar Heels rallied in the final period 
to narrow Duke's winning margin to 73- 
66. Groat scored 27 points and D'Emilio 
had 25 in a game played before a reunion 
of former Carolina cage greats. 

Groat broke the Duke single game scor- 
ing record the following night, Feb 2, 
against George Washington in Duke In- 
door Stadium. He had 46 points, hitting 

16 of 31 shots from the floor and 14 of 

17 from the free throw lane. Crowder 
had 14 and D'Emilio 10 in the S9-74 win 
that saw the Devils rally from a one- 
point deficit at halftime. In the final 
half, Groat hit 11 of 14 tries from the 
floor and made good 7 of S tries in the 
final period. 

Another treasured win in the current 
win streak came over William and Mary 
in Duke Stadium. Two nights before the 
Indians had beaten N. C. State at Wil- 
liamsburg. Behind at halftime, Groat 
paced the Devils to a 68-62 comeback win 
by scoring 24 points, 10 in the third 
period. Janicki and D'Emilio tied for 
runner-up honors with 13 points each. 

Duke's shooting percentages were away 

off pace in the Navy game at Annapolis 
in a game that was shown nationwide to 
TV viewers. Behind 37-29 at halftime, 
the Dukes came roaring back to grab a 
lead. The score was tied 66-66 at the 
end of the regulation play, but the Blue 
Devils scored a 70-68 decision in the 
overtime on free throws by Groat and 
Fleming and a basket by D'Emilio. Groat 
had 19, D'Emilio 18 and Janicki 16 to 
pace the scoring, while center Don Lange 
counted 36 points to lead Navy and set 
a new Academy scoring mark. 

Against Maryland, Duke scored only 
56 points, a low for the season, but still 
enough to win. Both teams were off on 
their shooting. Groat was high man for 
both clubs with a mere 15 points. 

Duke waged a nip-and-tuck battle with 
the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest in 
their final meeting of the season, trying to 
hold down Deacon ace, Dickie Hemrick. 
Hemrick was allowed 25 points, while 
D'Emilio got 24 and Groat 22. The 




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final quarter found the Devils pulling 
away to win 87-62. 

South Carolina gave the Devils a real 
tussle, leading 48-41 at halftime in a high 
scoring contest. The Gamecocks' great 
center, Peterson, got 20 points in the first 
half. He was held to only three in the 
second half, however, while Janicki ran 
his game total to 24 and Groat, with a 
great display of quick shooting, garnered 
the amazing total of 40. 

Duke has two games remaining, all 
with Conference foes : Davidson at David- 
' son on Tuesday, Feb. 26 ; and Carolina 
here on Friday, Feb. 29. 

The annual Southern Conference Tour- 
nament will be held at Raleigh on March 
6-7-8, with the winner of that tourney 
advancing to the NCAA regional affair 
scheduled for Raleigh on March 21-22. 

Other Winter Sports 

The junior varsity basketball team 
and the varsity swimmers have racked up 
their best seasons in years this winter, the 
swimmers winning seven of eight meets 
while the junior cagers copped 10 of their 
first 13 decisions. The wrestlers won two 
of their first five meets. 

Coach Jack Persons' swimmers recently 
copped three straight wins on a Southern 
trek, beating Clemson, South Carolina and 
Georgia Tech in four days. Previously 
the mermen had downed William and 
Mary, Georgetown, Virginia Military and 
Virginia Tech, losing only to Carolina. 

Biggest stars for the swimmers have 
been juniors Whitey Mellin and Wes Has- 
kell, distanceman and backstroker, re- 
spectively. Mellin recently set a record 
in the 440 freestyle. There are no seniors 
on the swim team. 

The cagers, led by freshmen Herky 
Lamley, Earl Skiff and Don Cashman, 
have lost only to the Cherry Point Ma- 
rines 57-55, to the State jayvees 62-57, 
and to the Carolina jayvees 94-81 this 
season. All teams had previously lost 
to the Blue Imps. 

Freshmen have been prominent in the 
varsity wrestling campaign. Fred Camp- 
bell, heavyweight; Bill Buchheit, light 
heavy; and Max Gross, middleweight, 
have been used throughout the current 
season in which Duke defeated N. C. 
State and Davidson and lost to Washing- 
ton and Lee, Navy and Maryland. 

Coach Coombs Flies Far 
to Teach Baseball Abroad 

From Texas to North Carolina to 
Massachusetts to the Bavarian Alps in 
less than a week — that was the itinerary 
of a trip taken recently by Duke Base- 
ball Coach Jack Coombs. Bound for a 

A rare shot, this is, with Dick Groat riding the bench (momentarily) during 
the Maryland game. Groat seldom leaves the court while the ball is in play. 
Coach Hal Bradley, second from left, anxiously watches his charges maneuver- 
ing on defense. Tom Connelly, '42, coaching the jayvees to an enviable 
record this year, is another close and hardly disinterested observer of varsity 
tactics, as is Trainer Bob Montfort (right). 

baseball clinic to teach the game to troops 
in the European Command, Coach Coombs 
left Westover Field, Mass., on a B-54, 
MATS plane. 

A former Philadelphia Athletics' star 
pitcher, popular Duke mentor since 1929, 
and author of several baseball texts, 
Coach Coombs made the trip with other 
baseball leaders, including Marty Karow 
of Ohio State and Otto Vogel of Iowa, 
college baseball coaches, Art Gore and 
Jocko Conlan, major league umpires, and 
Lew Fonseca, official movie photographer 
of the World Series. 

Inclement weather and engine trouble 
delayed the trip for three days. The 
plane stopped in Newfoundland, where 
the temperature was 11 degrees below 
zero, the Azores, and Paris, France, on 
the way to Command Headquarters in 
Nuremberg, Germany. On their arrival 
at Garmisch in the Bavarian Alps, where 
the baseball clinic was held, the group 
found 196 inches of snow. 

The college coaches were official in- 
structors of a five-day clinic for personnel 

who will teach troops next summer. Offi- 
cers came from all countries in the Euro- 
pean Command to attend the clinic. The 
major league umpires worked with those 
who will iimpire games, and Mr. Fonseca, 
showed movies of the past few years' 
World Series. Coach Coombs and his 
colleagues each lectured for three hours 
a day to 188 officers, who were divided 
into two groups. On the last day, Coach 
Coombs, whose special subject included 
pitching, batting order, offensive and de- 
fensive strategy, and a summary, lec- 
tured for six hours. Each of the other 
coaches lectured on different phases of the 
game in which they had expert knowl^ 

Coach Coombs had only praise for the 
way the coaches were treated, for the 
lodging provided, and for the wonderful 
meals served on the continent. On the 
return trip aboard a C-97, weather again 
interrupted regular flight. However, after 
little more than a day's travel, Coach 
Coombs was back at Duke, ready for 
spring baseball practice. 

February, 1952 



1. George Clinton P\ne III. Mary Walker Pyne (Mrs. G. 
C., Jr.) '31. Durham, N. C. 

2. Gwendolyn Steele Horton. Lewis William Wyche 
Horton, Jr. Barbara Ann Horton. Mary Steele Sneeden 
Horton (Mrs. L. W. W.) '34. Durham, X. C. 

3. Sarah Susan Galt. Thomas Alexander Galt. Esther 
LeVan Galt, '46. Howard T. Galt, '43. Glen Moore, Pa. 

4. Liesel Hermelink Muller '33. Hansel Muller. Wurttem- 
berg, Germany. 

5. Uive Muller. Heide Muller. Uta Muller. Gretel Herme- 
link Muller (Mrs. Helmut) '31. Wurttemberg, Germany. 

6. .TJta Muller. Gretel Hermelink Muller (Mrs. Helmut) 

'31. Wurttemberg, Germany. 

7. Kurt Frederick Schmitt. Walter Holly Schmitt, Je. 
Gloria Fletemeyer Schmitt (Mrs. W. H.) '46. Grosse Pointe 
Farms, Mich. 

8. Carol Melanie Phillips. Rebecca Dianne Phillips. Mary 
Willcox Phillips (Mrs. Harvey) R.N. and B.S.N. '45. Bellaire, 

9. Kathy Jean Moore. Martha Adele Moore. Jean Sadler 
Moore (Mrs. Edwin L.) '45. Charlottesville, Va. 

10. Sandra Gail McMurray. Martha Elizabeth McMurray. 
Lt. (jg) Samuel F. McMurray, U.S.N. '46. Isle of Palms, 
S. C. 


Duke Alumni Register 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


(February 9, 1952) 


John Glasson, '39, Durham, N. C. 
Warren H. Pope, '42, Santuree, Puerto Eieo. 
Noyes T. Powers, '51, Cambridge, Mass. 
Elizabeth Shortlidge Surla (Mrs. E. E. B.), 

'39, Lincoln University, Pa. 
William W. Eaup, '47, Arlington, Va. 
Tina Fussell Wilson (Mrs. L. A.), '21, Bose 

Hill, N. C. 
Dr. John I. Gale, '19, Wadesboro, N. C. 
B. A. Wagner, '36, York, Pa. 
Eobert E. Covrin, '46, New York City. 
Homer McNeely, '24, Sanford, N. C. 
Nancy B. Hooker, '50, Durham, N. C. 
Eobert A. Parham, '21, Montreal, Canada. 
Chester A. Caldwell, Jr., '50, Blytheville, 

John D. MacLauchlan, BSCE '40, Danville, 

Eev. Eobert E. Willoughby, '45, Kalamazoo, 

Mary Barber Willoughby (Mrs. E. E.), '45, 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Classes having reunions at Commencement, 
1952, are as follows : '02, Golden Anniver- 
sary; '21; '22; '23; '24; '27, Silver Anni- 
versary; '42, Tenth Year Reunion; '46; '47; 
and '48. 


President : Charles W. Bundj- 
Class Agent : Henry E. Fisher 

R. A. (RED) PAEHAM is vice-president 
of the Imperial Leaf Tobacco Company of 
Canada, Limited, 3810 St. Antoine Street, 
Montreal, Canada. He has a daughter, PAT, 
who is a junior at Duke. 


President : Bryee E. Holt 

Class Agent: Dr. H. C. Sprinkle, Jr. 

of the Office of Placement Services and 
associate professor of psychology at East 
Tennessee State College, Johnson City, 

ALBEET A. WILKINSON, '27, is News 
Bureau Director at the Woman's College of 
the University of North Carolina. He and 
FORD) and their son, Eobert Newton, live 
at 2209 Wright Avenue, Greensboro, N. C. 

William H. McCullen, '48, Butler, N. J. 

Alpheus A. McCullen, '46, Durham, N. C. 

Jack Christy, '51, Dumas, Tex. 

Walter N. McDonald, '44, B.D. '4S, New- 
Bern, N. C. 

David H. Polinger, '49, Jackson Heights, 
N. Y. 

Ed Cavanaugh, '51, U. S. Navy. 

A. M. Capsalis, '50, Sanford, N. C. 

J. J. Powell, B.D. '44, Concord, N. C. 

John A. Boone, '4S, Dayton, O. 

X. Joe Eahall, '35, Beckley, W. Va. 

Wm. Jennings Bryan, '48, Homestead Park, 

Richard F. Weil, '36, Buffalo, N, Y. 

Kitty Cassels Daniel (Mrs. J. E., Jr.), '48, 
Ealeigh, N. C. 

Virginia Leon Waldrop (Mrs. G. S.), '39, 
Raleigh, X. C. 

Ens. Eugene Chesson, Jr., '50, Milton, Fla. 

Jack Bingaman, '51, Greensboro, N. C. 

To members of the Class of '24 

It is a pleasure to call to your atten- 
tion the Commencement dates (May 
31, June 1 and 2) and the reunion of 
the Class of '24 in conjunction with 
the Classes of '21, '22 and '23. 

Our joint buffet luncheon on Sun- 
day, June 1, will gather again the 
classes that were on the campus when 
we were freshmen. 

Make your plans now to attend 
Commencement this year. More in- 
formation will be sent you later. In 
the meantime, please make your 
schedule to enable you to actively par- 
ticipate in the Commencement Pro- 
gram, and the 28th year reunion of 
your own class. 

Sincerely yours, 

James R. Simpson, 



Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: James E. Simpson 

Class Agent : Fred W. Greene 
DALL is principal of a school in Eoanoke 
Eapids, N. C. Her mailing address there 
is Box 501. 

President: Marshall I. Pickens 
Class Agent : Joseph C. Whisnant 
C. LYON, JR., live at 1010 Dacian Avenue, 
Durham. They have two children, Wortliam 
Clarence, Jr., and Marianna Elizabeth. 

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President : Edward L. Cannon 

Class Agent : John P. Frank 
BULLOCK, '27, live in Macon, N. C, where 
their address is Box No. 48. Their daughter, 
ANN, '51, is working with the New York 
Fidelity Company in Ealeigh. 
The address of W. A. UNDEBWOOD and 
WOOD, '27, is Box 594, Asheboro, N. C. 
They have two children, WILLIAM AL- 
FRED III, who entered Duke in the Fall 
of 1950 but is now serving with the Marines 
of the Second Division, and Elizabeth 

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Silver Anniversay: Commencement, 1952 
Vice-President : George E. Wallace 
Class Agent : A. Hugo Kimball 
H.) and Dr. Clyde, director of the Duke 
Summer Session, are living on Route No. 2, 
Box 256, Durham. She is very interested in 
gardening, and considers that her most im- 
portant hobby. 

ELIZABETH H. COINEE, a rental agent 
for the Publie Housing Administration, 
Housing and Home Finance Agency, re- 
sides at 1301 15th Street, N.W., Washing- 
ton 5, D. C. She also gives lectures on 
various subjects including her extensive 
travels all over the world. 
FEANCIS W. DAVIS, former Durham at- 
torney -at-law, is now connected with the 
Davis Bottling Company, manufacturers and 
distributors of soft drinks, in Harrisburg, 
Pa. He and Mrs. Davis have one son, WES- 
LEY S., '45. Their address is 3497 North 
Third Street. 

O. E. DOWD. '27, M.Ed. '40, is principal 
of the Greenville, N. C, high school. He 
and Mrs. Dowd, who live at 313 Summit 
Street, Greenville, have one son, O. Ed- 
wards, Jr. 

J. WELCH HAERISS is president of the 
Harriss and Covington Hosiery Mills and 
the Acclaim Hosiery Mills in High Point, 
N. C. A University trustee who has been 
active in many phases of Duke activities, 
he makes his home at 900 Eockford Eoad 
in High Point. 

February, 1952 



W. P. Budd, '04, Secretary-Treas. 
W. P. Budd, Jr., '36, Vice-President 


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Contractors for 





Duke Chapel, New 
Graduate Dormitory 
Indoor Stadium and 

Hospital Addition 

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Weeks Motors Inc. 

408 Geer St. 

Telephone 2139 

Durham, North Carolina 

Your Lincoln and 

Mercury Dealer in 


O. P. JOHNSON is superintendent of schools 

in Kenansville, N. C. The Johnsons have 

one son, James Owen. 

CLYDE M. KELLY and Mrs. Kelly live 

at 1100 Eighth Street, Durham. He is a 

mortician and director of the Clyde Kelly 

Funeral Home. 

MALCOLM H. LANDER of 605 North 23rd 

Street, Wilmington, N. C, is owner of an 

engineering firm. He and Mrs. Lander have 

n daughter, Elizabeth Hall. 

BRYCE A. TEAGTJE is manager of the 
Burtner Furniture Company, 900 East Green 
Street, High Boint, N. C. He, Mrs. Teague, 
and their son, Richard Alan, live at 204 
Waverly Way, Greensboro, N. C. 
T' e address of JESSE G, WILKINSON, 
'27, B.D. '31, and Mrs. Wilkinson is 205 
Bleasant Street, Spindale, N. C. Jesse is 
a minister in the Western North Carolina 
Conference. T'ey have one daughter, Ann. 


President : William M. Werber, Sr. 

Class Agent: J. Chisman Hanes 
CARROLL E. GUXNIN has been elected 
vice-president of The Boatmen's National 
Bank of Saint Louis', Mo. His mailing ad- 
dress is 448 West Swon Avenue, Webster 
Groves, Mo. 

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President: John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 
VELLA JANE BURCH, '31, A.M. '33, has 
been appointed a missionary by the Foreign 
Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention and has been sent to Switzerland to 
set up a library at the new Southern Baptist 
Seminary in Zurich which will serve all of 
Europe. She will remain abroad for a two- 
vear period. 

JOHN C. HARMON, '31, LL.B. '35, is di- 
rector of the Women and Clergy Groups Sec- 
tion of the Southern Division of the National 
Association of Manufacturers. He and Mrs. 
Harmon, who live at 239 South Colonial 
Homes Circle, N.W., Atlanta, Ga., have three 
children, Johnny 6, David 2, and Elizabeth, 
who was born August 24, 1951. 
MARY WALKER PYNE, her husband, 
George C. Pyne, Jr., and their young son, 
George Clinton Pyne III live at 806 Viekers 
Avenue, Durham, N. C. A picture of little 
George appears on the Sons and Daughters 
Page this month. 


President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick 
Class Agent : Edward G. Thomas 
A daughter, Martha Maynard, was born 
December 5 to D. L. BOONE, JR. and 
ELINOR DUNHAM BOONE, '37, who make 
their home at 2114 Wilson Street, Durham. 
JAMES W. GRANT has been appointed 
sales manager of the H. B. Keller Realty 
Company of Charlotte, N. C. Previously 
he worked with the Marsh Realty Company, 

Charlotte, and with firms in Wilmington and 
Raleigh, N. C. James, his wife and their 
two children, James, Jr., 10, and Linda, 1, 
live at 717 Poindexter Drive, Charlotte. 
WILLIAM S. HAMILTON and his family, 
which includes two daughters, Ann Wesley, 
5, and Lydia Lee, 2, are living at 624 
Third Avenue, North West, Hickory, N. C. 
Bill this year became superintendent of the 
Hickory Administrative School Board Unit, 
after serving as superintendent of the Mor- 
ganton, N. C, city schools for 12 years. 

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President : John D. Minter 

Class Agent : John D. Minter 
JR.) and her husband are living in Frank - 
linville, N. C. They have a four-year-old 

J.), R.N., and her husband are living in 
Spring Brook, N. Y., where their address 
is Box 22. 


President : The Reverend Robert M. Bird 

Class Agent : Charles S. Rhyne 
C. PARDUE BUNCH, '34, M.D. '39, has 
been elected to the New Mexico Board of 
Medical Examiners, and MARJORIE KING 
BUNCH, '35, has been elected to the Artesia 
School Board. The Bunches and their four 
children, Mildred 11, George 9, Charlotte 
Anne 7, and "Winkie" 2, live at 405 South 
2nd Street, Artesia, N. M. 
A picture of the three Horton children, Bar- 
bara Ann, Lewis William Wyche, Jr., and 
Gwendolyn Steele is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page of this issue. They are the chil- 
TON and L. W. Wyehe Horton. The Hor- 
tons live at 1313 Kent Street in Durham. 


President : Larry E. Bagwell 

Class Agent: James L. Newsom 
MARIE H. LAWTON, whose address is 
Llanberris Apartments, Conshohocken and 
Llanberris Roads, Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., is an 
executive of Fernley and Fernley, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., the oldest secretarial office in 
the United States serving more than one 
Industry Association. 

HARRY F., JR.) and her husband, who 
live at 4571 East Berwald Avenue, South 
Euclid 21, Ohio, have two children, Harry F. 
Ill and Margaret E. 


President : Frank J. Sizemore 

Class Agents: James H. Johnston, Clifford 
W. Perry 
Mrs. Minnie Inscoe Slater, and HARVEY 
BRYAN BLACK were united in marriage at 


Duke Alumni Register 

the Lakewood Baptist Church, Durham, on 
November 21. They are now making their 
home at 106 West Club Boulevard in Dur- 

As of January 1, THOMAS L. MUNSON 
became associated with the firm of Dykema, 
Jones & Wheat, 2746 Penobscot Building, 
Detroit, Mich. 


President : Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
Class Agent : William F. Womble 
whose home is 160 East Hartsdale Avenue, 
Hartsdale, N. Y., is serving in the United 
States Air Force. 

C.) and her husband live in Natchez, Miss., 
where their address is Post Office Box 533. 
Mr. Vaughan, an alumnus of Arkansas Law 
School, is engaged in farming. 
WITCOVER is serving in the Judge Advo- 
cate General office, Department of Army. 
He lives at 4429 South 34th Street, Arling- 
ton, Va. 


President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent : William F. Franck, Jr. 
CRAIG BUNN, '47, are the parents of a 
son, Charles I., Jr., born July 14, 1951. 
Charles, a Captain in the Air Force, is sta- 
tioned in Norfolk, Va. 

DR. JOHN GLASSON has returned to Dur- 
ham as an orthopaedic surgeon with offices 
at 306 South Gregson Street. He and his 
family, which includes Mary Park 5, Johnny 
2%, and George 1, are living at 1817 
Hillcrest Drive. 

Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, has been 
vice-president and general attorney of NBC 
since 1948. Prior to that he was associated 
with the law firm of Cahill, Gordon, Zachry 
and Reindel of New York City and was in 
charge of its Washington, D. C, office, where 
he served as legal representative of NBC. 
JOHN), A.M., is school psychologist for the 
Monessen Public Schools, Monessen, Pa. 
She and Mr. Sylvester live on R. D. No. 2, 
Belle Vernon, Pa. 

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President: John D. MaeLauchlan 
Class Agent : Addison P. Penfield 
A.M., and her husband are living on a 
farm on R. D. No. 1, Chambersburg, Pa. 
RICHARD F. BRUSH is regional manager 
for the Root-Lowell Corporation in Chicago, 
111., and lives at 343 South Harvey Street, 
Oak Park. He and Mrs. Brush have a son, 
Nikolas Manix Brush, who was born Decem- 
ber 6, 1951. 

SAM ENFIELD, a pilot for Pan American, 
and SARAH BOOE ENFIELD, '42, though 
they live far from North Carolina, have a 
constant reminder of their college days. 
They live at 6344 Wake Forest Street, Hous- 
ton 5, Tex., which is one block from Duke 
Street, and one block from Carolina Way. 
They have two children, Lee and Sambo. 
The address of MR. and MRS. ROBERT W. 

Highland Avenue, Fort Thomas, Ky. 
JOHN W. SWEENEY has been appointed 
a deputy commissioner in the Goshen, N. 
Y., Welfare Department. His address is 
P. O. Box 35, Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y. 
A former United States Department of State 
vice consul at Liverpool. England, John has 
completed work for a master's degree at 

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Syracuse University and has done advanced 
study at the Sorbonne. While abroad he com- 
pleted a thesis on the financial aspects of the 
French occupation of Germany. During the 
time he completed his advanced studies in 
Europe, he was employed as foreign repre- 
sentative of Karr, Ellis and Company, New 

G. WILSON of Winston-Salem, N. C, was 
recalled to Naval service last March and 
has since been stationed in Manila, Philip- 

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President : Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
M. D. (PAT) DOYLE, A.M., Mrs. Doyle, 
their son, John 5, and daughter, Maureen 3, 
are living at 1270 Elm Street, Green Bay, 
Wise. Pat is district executive officer for 
the Office of Price Stabilization. 
Announcement has been received of the mar- 
riage of Miss Helen Frances Duke and 
CLAUDE EDWIN FIKE, JE., on November 
21, in Pittsburgh, Pa., where they are mak- 
ing their home at 5535 Forbes Street. 
Claude, who received his Ph.D. from the 
University of Illinois, is now teaching his- 
tory at Carnegie Tech. 

WARREN J. GATES, who received the 
Ph.D. degree in history from the University 
of Pennsylvania last June, is now an instruc- 

tor at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. His 
address there is 151 A West Pomfret Street. 

NOMA LEE GOODWIN, '41, A.M. '47, and 
Mr. Daniel Baldwin Alexander were united 
in marriage December 22 at the First Chris- 
tian Church of Savannah, Ga. Former As- 
sistant Curator of Manuscripts in the Duke 
University Library, Noma Lee, for the past 
five years, has been a member of the Eng- 
lish faculty of Armstrong College and a 
member of the Board of Directors of the 
Little Theatre, Savannah, Ga. Mr. Alex- 
ander is an alumnus of the Georgia Insti- 
tute of Technology, and at present time is 
assistant Division Engineer with E. I. 
Dupont de Nemours on the Savannah River 
project of the Atomic Energy Commission. 
The couple is making their home at 2308 
Getzen Street, Augusta, Ga. 

STEVE R, LAWRENCE is a member of 
the English Department at Gdrard College, 
a secondary school in Philadelphia, Pa., hav- 
ing gone there this year after teaching four 
years at The Peddie School. He received 
his M.A. degree in English from the Bread 
Loaf School of English of Middlebury Col- 
lege and is continuing his graduate work at 
the University of Pennsylvania. 
associated with J. Southgate & Son, Inc., 
with offices in the Depositors National Bank 
Building, Durham. 

EDWAEDS STEPHENS, '43, are living at 
913 Mount View Circle, Westfield, N. J. 

Allan has been serving as a lieutenant in. 
the United States Navy in Japan and Korea, 
but has recently been transferred to the 
Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

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Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: James H. Walker 
Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 

C. BROWN, of 102 Pierce Road, Deerhurst, 
Wilmington, Del., have announced the birth 
of a son, Ernest Matthew, on December 22. 
They now have four boys and one girl, so, 
according to Bucie, they were forced to build 
a larger house, which they have been living 
in for almost five months. Werner is in the 
Sales Department of Hercules Powder 

The marriage of Miss Mary Louise Moore 
M.D. '50, took place on November 17 at 
Whitehall, Eoan Hill, Johnson City, Tenn. 
Their mailing address is Box 3386, Grady 
Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. 

The wedding of Miss Florence Veronica 
ELFORD was solemnized December 29 at 
the home of the bride's parents in Milford, 
Del. They are making their home at 112 
Jackson Street, in Durham, where Walter 
is a photographer. Mrs. Shackelford is an 
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Walter also attended Rochester Institute 
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tenant in the Pacific Theater during World 
War II. 

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President: Thomas E. Howerton 
Class Agent : Sid L. Gulledge, Jr. 
SAM AMBROSE, '43, M.D. - 47. and Mrs. 
Ambrose hare announced the birth of a son, 
Charles Stuart, on November 28. Sam is a 
lieutenant in the Medical Corps and is sta- 
tioned at the United States Naval Hospital 
at Camp Lejeune. Their address is 311 
Brentwood, Jacksonville, N. C. 
of budget coats and suits for Stix, Baer & 
Fuller in St. Louis, Mo. Named for his 
grandfather, who was one of the founders 
of the business, Cubby has previously served 
in the controller's division, in the personnel 
department, credit department, stock boy, 
warehouse, deliver}-, training department, 
selling men's furnishings, copywriter in the 
advertising department, assistant to the 
ready-to-wear, divisional merchandise manag- 
er, assistant buyer of better coats and 
suits, and assistant to general merchandise 
manager. Having worked in various depart- 
ments of the store for the past six years, 
he is rapidly becoming a well-trained and 
experienced executive. 

'46, and their children live in Glen Moore, 
Chester County, Pa. There is a picture of 
Sally and Tom on the Sons and Daughters 
Page this month. 

(BARBARA JARDEN) have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Deborah Lynne, on 
December 9, 1951. Their address is 104 
Church Street, Danville, Pa. 
Walter Neill have announced the birth of a 
son, Ellis Cooper, on November 25. They 
are living at S18 Louise Circle, Poplar 
Apartments, Durham. The baby was named 
for his grandfather, Ellis Cooper, A.M. '06. 
Since December 15, 1051, the address of 
has been Post Chapel, Ft. MeClellan, Ala. 
John joined the Florida Conference of the 
Methodist Church following his graduation, 
and after two years in the pastorate volun- 
teered for service as a Chaplain in the 
United States Army. He served for three 
years and then re-entered the pastorate, in 
which he stayed until he was recalled to 
active duty. Mrs. Rice is the former MARY 

WRENN, '43, M.D. '47, have announced the 
birth of a son, Richard Nicklas Wrenn, Jr., 
on December 12. They are living at S88 
Louise Circle, Poplar Apartments, Durham. 


nue,' Garden City, N. Y., has recently been 
released from the Army Dental Corps after 
serving as a captain. Until next fall, when 
he hopes to enter medical school, Henry 
plans to practice general dentistry. He 
graduated from the University of Pennsyl- 
vania Dental School in 1946. 
THOMAS M. DARDEX has resigned from 
the staff of the American Mutual Reinsur- 
ance of Chicago and joined the A. E. Strud- 
wick Company, Minneapolis, as vice-presi- 
dent. His address is 209 Napoleon Boule- 
vard, South Bend, Bid. 

December 1 was the wedding date of Miss 
Allyne Starnes and LIEUTENANT WIL- 
who were married in the Betsy Cheek Chapel 
of the First Baptist Church, Durham. They 
are making their home in Newport, R. I., 
where Bowling is stationed. A graduate of 
the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 
he was employed at Burlington Mills in 
Wake Forest prior to re-entering service 
in May, 1951. 

(WILMA SMITH) have announced the 
birth of a son, Courtney Michael, on Novem- 
ber 10. They have two daughters also. The 
McMillans are making their home at 2695 
South 18th East Street, Salt Lake City, 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent : H. Watson Stewart 
HENRY G. ALMQUIST of 51 Hilton Ave- 

President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 

Miss Rosemary Dean became the bride of 
on December 23 in a ceremony in the First 
Baptist Church of Louisburg, N. C. Mrs. 
Andrews, an alumna of Meredith College, 
is assistant home demonstration agent for 
Davidson County, and Clarence is a sales 
representative for the American Tobacco 
Company. They are makinug their home in 
the Bellamy Apartments, Lexington, N. C. 
PEGGY HEIM, of 1114 Sutter Street, San 
Francisco, Calif., is an instructor in eco- 
nomics at San Francisco State College. She 
is currently working towards a Ph.D. degree 
in economics at Columbia University, having 
completed all requirements except her dis- 
sertation the subject of which is "Some 
Financial Aspects of Federal Irrigation, with 
Emphasis on Repayment Policy." 
LER, '47, have announced the birth of a son, 
Manley Kearns Fuller III, on October 25. 
They are living at 337 7th Street, N.E., 
Hickory, N. ('., where Manley is working 
with the Trust Department of the First 
National Bank. 

GORDON HALE are the parents of a son. 
Christopher Caldwell Hale, who had his first 
birthday on January 19. The Hales live at 
194-10E 65th Crescent, Fresh Meadows,. 
N. Y. 

ROBERT L. PAGE, B.S. '45, LL.B. '51, 
and ADAH TORBETT PAGE, '47, have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Robert L., Jr., on 



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Grand Avenue, Fort Thomas, Ky. 
B.S.N., and her husband, Harvey Phillips, 
have two daughters, Rebecca Dianne, 2, and 
Carol Melanie, 6 months, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters Page this month. 
Their address is 4421 Jim West St., Bellaire, 

EDWARD P. SMITH, '45, B.D. '47, and 
burg, N. C, have announced the birth of a 
son, David Alvin, on November 26. They 
also have a son, Edward F. Smith III, 
aged 3%. 

(ELEANOR RANKIN) of 1653-8 Waverly 
Way, Baltimore, Md., have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Catherine Melissa, on 
December 6. Young Catherine is the grand- 
daughter of Professor and Mrs. W. W. Ran- 
kin of Duke University. 
WILLIAM W. WILLSON has purchased 
The Benson Review, a weekly newspaper in 
Benson, N. C. He and MRS. WILLSON 
(BARBARA PEARSE), and their children, 
Betsy and Lane, have moved to Benson from 

Miss Linda Lyon and JACOB AUGUSTUS 
WOODALL III were married October 17 at 
the Creedmoor, N. C, Methodist Church. 
They are making their home in the Poplar 
Apartments in Durham. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : B. G. Munro 

Class Agent : Robert E. Cowin 
BEAL BARRETT, '49, have announced the 
birth of a son, Michael Bernard, on Decem- 
ber 4. They live at 1707 James Street, 

JACK T. COSBY, of 4405 Boonsboro Road, 
Lynchburg, Va., is treasurer of the Lynch- 
burg Federal Savings and Loan and treas- 
urer of the Cosby Insurance Company. 
U.S.N., is on active duty in the Atlantic, 
his wife, the former Virginia Taylor, and 
their two daughters are living at 610 Palm 
Blvd., Isle of Palms, S. C. A picture of 
the little girls Sandra Gail, 3%, and Martha 
Elizabeth, 9 mos., is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page of this issue. 
MICHAEL, JR., '50, and their daughter, 
Holly Jo, are living at 21 Travia Avenue, 
Biloxi, Miss., where Mike is a civilian radar 
instructor for the Air Force. He was re- 
cently discharged from the Marine Corps. 
B.S., Mrs. Mullen, and their year-old daugh- 
ter, Julia, are living at 1321 William Street, 
Key West, Fla. 

and BETTY BETTS NAPIER, '49, whose 
mailing address is Box 1468, Emory Uni- 
versity, Ga., have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Elizabeth Betts, on December 14. 

her husband, Walter H. Schmitt, have two 
sons, Walter Holly, Jr., who is nearly 4, 
and Kurt Frederick, 2 (see Sons and 
Daughters Page of this issue). The 
Schmitts live at 405 Moran Road, Grosse 
Pointe Farms 30, Mieh. 

TIM G. WARNER, '46, LL.B. '48, has been 
appointed judge of the civil section of the 
Greensboro Municipal-County Court. Ap- 
pointed by Governor W. Kerr Scott, Tim 
will serve for a term of four years. His 
address is 1522 Whilden Place, Greensboro, 
N. C. 

HOWARD LINDSAY) and her husband are 
the proud parents of a son, Howard Lindsay 
Wilson, Jr., born November 11, 1951. Their 
address is 508 Lester Lane, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : Grady B. Stott 
Class Agent : Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
A.F., A.M., is base weather officer at Wright- 
Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. 
His address in Dayton is Apartment 309 B, 
31st Street. 

LIAM H. CRANE, '50, are making their 
home at 3413 South Perry Street, Mont- 
gomery 6, Ala. They have three daughters, 
Jeanie, 4%, Anne, 2%, and Betsy, 9 months. 
Bill is an accountant in his father's firm, 
Crane, Jackson, and Wilson. 
Moore Nobles were married December 27 in 
the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, 
N. C. Margaret teaches at the Roland 
School. Mr. Nobles, an alumnus of North 
Carolina State College, is employed at the 
Robbins Mill in Red Springs, N. C, where 
-the couple is making their home. 
The address of Dr. and MRS. ALBERT B. 
1514 Ingalls Road, Glen Burnie, Md. Shir- 
ley is a medical secretary. She and Dr. 
Huffer, an alumnus of Oberlin College and 
Johns Hopkins Medical School, have one son, 
Charles Burnham Huffer, born October 11, 

(MRS. THOMAS F., JR.) is probation 
officer for Juvenile and Domestic Relations 
Court in Alexandria, Va. Margaret, whose 
husband is an alumnus of the University 
of Virginia, has also attended George Wash- 
ington University and the American Uni- 
versity. She and her husband live at 2406 
King Street, Alexandria, Va. 
JOSEPH L. LOUGHRAN, of Philadelphia, 
Pa., reported to New London, Conn., on 
January 6 for Navy duty on the U.S.S. 

WILLIAM LOWRY, '47, LL.B. '49, and 
1450 Broadview Avenue, Columbus 12, 
Ohio, have announced the birth of a son, 


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Thomas Coles Lowry, on October 28, 1951. 
Bill is practicing law. 

ANDRES MELERO, '47, M.D. '51, is an 
interne in general surgery at Duke Hospital. 
L.) writes that her husband and two children 
keep her busy, but that she also manages 
to do some graduate work at the University 
of Virginia. The Moores live at 32-M Cope- 
ley Hills, Charlottesville, Va. A picture 
of the two daughters, Kathy Jean, 3, and 
Martha Adele, 2, is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page of this issue. 

THOMAS) and her husband have moved 
into a new home at 210 Forest Wood Drive, 
Durham. They have a daughter, Charlotte 
Patricia, 1%. 

Miss Catherine Dukes Johnson and ERNEST 
GLENN OVERTON were united in mar- 
riage November 22 in a ceremony at the 
Red Springs, N. C, Presbyterian Church. 
They are making their home in Rowland, 
N. C, where Glenn is principal of the school. 
Mrs. Overton, an alumna of Flora Mae- 
donald College and the University of North 
Carolina, is a member of the Laurinburg 
City School faculty. Glenn is the son of 
the late ERNEST OVERTON, '25, B.D. '42. 
industrial engineer for Bahan Textile Ma- 
chinery Company, Inc. Bill, who received 
the M.S. in industrial engineering from 
Georgia Tech, was previously a job analyst 
for the Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Com- 
pany. His address is 207 Mclver Street, 
Greenville, S. C. 

BENJAMIN F.), R.N. '47, B.S.N. '48, and 
her husband, who were married last Novem- 
ber, are living at West Court Apartment 
2D, Marion, S. C. Mr. Roberts, an alumnus 
of Louisiana State University, is a farmer 
and office manager. 

HARRY C. SAMMONS, M.D., a lieutenant 
in the United States Naval Reserve, is serv- 
ing as an anesthesiologist at the Great Lakes 
Naval Hospital. 

A. SCOTT, '48, A.M. '49, and their two 
children, Linda 3, and Frank, Jr., 10 months, 
are living at 7203 Gallatin Street, Hyatts- 
ville, Md. Frank is working with Lamar 
and Wallace in Washington, D. C. 
A.M. '49, whose address is Box 5462, Duke 
Station, is a part-time instructor and re- 
search associate in the Duke Department of 

II, '43, M.D. '47, of Youngsville, Pa., is 
serving with the medical staff of the 7519 
Air Support Squadron in England. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 
President: Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent : Jack H. Quaritius 
January 5 was the date of the wedding of 
Miss Claranelle Smith and WILLIAM C. 

ALEXANDER III, which took place in the 
Main Street Methodist Church, Gastonia, 
N. C. They are making their home at the 
Crystal Springs Apartments, in Spartan- 
burg, S. C, where BD1 is manager of the 
Atlantic Finance Company. 
West Lafayette, Ind., is a graduate research 
fellow with the Department of Forestry and 
Conservation, Purdue University, West La- 
fayette. He and Mrs. Callahan are the 
parents of a son, David Scott, born Decem- 
ber 15, 1951. 

AUBREY U., JR.) is living with her parents 
at 1151 Holston Avenue, Bristol, Tenn., 
while her husband is serving as a lieutenant 
in the Ordnance Corps in the Far East 

was married August 4, 1951, in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., to Mr. Richard W. Mohler. They are 
living at 3515 Willett Road, Pittsburgh 27. 
A. RUDDY, who are living at 1410 N.W. 
117th Street, Miami, Fla., are the proud 
parents of a daughter, Michele, born July 
1, 1951. Susan is teaching physical educa- 
tion at Shenandoah Junior High School in 
Miami, ami Tom is in the construction 

RAY SHCRT, B.D., has gone to the Uni- 
versity of Denver as director of the Y.M.C.A. 
and Y.W.C.A. The Shorts' home is at 2266 
South Columbine Street, Denver 10, Colo. 
The wedding of Miss Mary June Williams 
place November 21 in York Chapel at Duke 
University. Mrs. Zink is a graduate of 
Queen's College, Flushing, N. Y. They are 
living on Broad Street in Durham, and both 
are attending Duke. 


Trinity Methodist Church in Durham was 
the setting of the wedding December 16 of 
is a graduate of the Duke School of Medical 
Technology, and is also an alumna of Win- 
throp College. George is now attending the 
University of North Carolina School of 
Medicine in Chapel Hill, where they are 
making their home. 

JOHN G. BORTNER and Mrs. Bortner, of 
458 West King Street, York, Pa. sent a 
family Christmas card this year. Their 
daughter, Stephanie, was three months old 
during the holiday. John is engaged in the 
plumbing and heating contracting business. 
in the 1100th Medical Group at Boiling Air 
Force Base, Washington 25, D. C. 
Included with the Christmas card of EN- 
'51, and Mrs. Fleming, this year was the an- 
nouncement of the arrival of their daughter, 
Patricia Lynn, on December 5. The Flem- 
ings live at 6666 Hillandale Road, Chevy 
Chase 15, Md. 

HOWE, '49, LL.B. '51, formerly engaged in 
the practice of law with E. T. Bost, Jr., in 
Concord, N. C, is a member of the Judge 
Advocate General Corps, Reserve. He has 
completed two weeks training at the Judge 
Advocate Orientation School at Third Army 
Headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., and is cur- 
rently undergoing special training in Char- 
lottsville, Va. 

LOFTUS, M.D., whose address is 3312 South 
20th Street, Omaha, Neb., is serving with 
the 3902nd Medical Group at Offult Air 
Force Base, Omaha. 

ARTHUR G. SMITH, JR., is an agent for 
the Metropolitan Insurance 'Company. He 
is living at 21 Grand Boulevard, Bingham- 
ton, N. Y. 

of 108 Ponder Drive, Van Home Park, Fort 
Bliss, Tex., is battery commander of the 
3rd battalion at Fort Bliss. Just before 
beiug called to active duty on May 25, 1951, 
he was appointed a forestry specialist at 
V. P. I. 


President: Jane Suggs Nelson (Mrs. 
John F.) 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 
CYNTHIA BARRELL was graduated from 
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, on Decem- 
ber 21, and was commissioned a second 
lieutenant in the Air Force. Her address 
is now Box 2188, Wright-Patterson Air 
Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, where she is sta- 
tioned as an adjutant in the Flight Service 
Center. She explains that hers is an ad- 
ministrative job in a unit that controls all 
military flights (weather, messages, landings, 
etc.) in that area. 

ant Milton Owen Paul, U.S.N., were mar- 
ried November 18 at Augsburg Lutheran 
Church, Winston-Salem, N. C. Lieut. Paul, 
an alumnus of Syracuse University and the 
United States Naval Academy, is stationed 
at the Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va., 
where he is a pilot. 

Miss Billie Marie Hennis became the bride 
December 8 at a ceremony at her home in 
Mount Airy, N. C. They are now making 
their home in Greer, S. C. 

February, 1952 


lin Avenue, New Eoehelle, N. Y., has been 
commissioned with the rank of Ensign, U. 
S. Coast Guard Eeserve, after the successful 
completion of an intensive four-month course 
at the Coast Guard Academy in New Lon- 
don, Conn. Mrs. Goettel is the former 
Miss Mary Lou Long was married to WIN- 
FRED JACKSON HOUSE at the Edgemont 
Baptist Church, Durham, on December 22, 
and they are living at IO6V2 South Charles 
Street, Eoxboro, N. C. Mrs. House is a sec- 
retary for the Durham Police Department, 
and Winfred is teaching English and drama 
at the Roxboro High School. 
IRWIN have moved to Chicago where Glenn 
is working with the Household Finance Cor- 
poration. Their address is Apt. 204, 2545 
W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago 25, 111. 
MARVIN KIRSH of Clover, S. C, is a pri- 
vate in the Army serving at Fort Meade, 

LEWIS, M.D., is serving in the Army at 
Fort Riley, Kans. He is living at 1526 
Colorado Street, Manhattan, Kans. 

Miss Lorraine Allgaier and WILLIAM 
EDWIN MAGEE, M.D., were married Janu- 
ary 26 in the Second Baptist Church, St. 
Louis, Mo. Ed is a lieutenant in the United 
States Air Force stationed at Shaw Air 
Force Base, Sumter, S. C. 



Presidents: Woman's College, Connie 
Woodward ; Trinity College, N. Thomp- 
son Powers; College of Engineering, 
David C. Dellinger 
Class Agent: James E. Briggs 
A number of nursing graduates from the 
Class of '51 are now on the Duke Hospital 
ART, R.N., are Duke Hospital nurses liv- 
ing at 2204 Erwin Road, Durham. LUCIA 
R.N., are living in Poplar Apartments, Dur- 
ham. Others on the Duke staff are BETTY 
SNELL is doing graduate work at the 
Duke University School of Nursing. 

TOR, and ANNE TILLET are all working 
for Eich's Department Store "in Atlanta, 
Ga. They took the store's program for mer- 
chandise training, an eight months' course. 

Among t!:e members of the Class of '51 now 
attending the Duke School of Medicine are 

C. P. JEROME, '83 

The Reverend C. P. Jerome, '83, died 
December 23 at his home in Thomasville, 
N. C, after a brief illness. The oldest 
minister in the North Carolina Methodist 
Conference, and one of Duke's older alum- 
ni, Mr. Jerome was 94 years old. 

Funeral services were held at Memorial 
Methodist Church in Thomasville and 
Edenton Street Methodist Church, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. Burial was in Montlawn. 

A native of Mecklenburg County, Mr. 
Jerome was first licensed to preach in 
1881, and his first church was Mt. Vernon 
Church in Randolph County. He held 
pastorates in Eastern Carolina for 45 
years prior to his retirement in 1927. 
Mr. Jerome also taught school for sev- 
eral years prior to entering the ministry. 

Surviving are nine children, Josie T. 
Jerome, '07, Raleigh; Walter G. Jerome, 
'07, Greensboro ; F. D. Jerome, Pittsboro ; 
the Reverend Robert L. Jerome, "26, B.D. 
'29, Elizabeth City; Mrs. E. S. Bowers, 
Jackson; Mrs. Rufus Herring, and Mrs. 
Robert C. Rapp, both of Thomasville; and 
Mrs. Paul G. Parker and Mrs. W. P. 
Holt, Jr., both of Erwin. 

John B. Walker, Jr., '04, passed away 

November 18, 1951, in Rocky Mount, N. 

C, after an illness of several years. 

Burial was in Durham. 

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. K. T. 

Knight, 310 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, 

with whom he made his home during the 

last year. 

Gamewell D. Gantt died of a heart at- 
tack in Houston, Tex., on June 12, 1951. 
He is survived by Mrs. Gantt. 

Elizabeth R, Sammons, M.Ed. '47, 
pased away August 31, 1951, and was 
interred at Waynesburg, Pa. 

A native of Waynesburg, she was also 
an alumna of Oregon Normal School, 
and West Liberty State Teacher's College, 
West Liberty, W. Va. Almost her entire 
teaching career was in the capacity of a 
primary teacher. During World War II 
she served in the W.A.C. for three years, 
one of which was spent in Germany. She 
was very active in both school and civic 

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. W. H. 
Hartman of Portland, Oregon ; and a 
brother, Gordon W. Sammons, Mounds- 
ville, W. Va. 


Word H. Wood, who became an Honor- 
ary member of the Duke University Na- 
tional Council in November, 1947, died 
unexpectedly at his home in Charlotte, 
N. C, on December 26. Mr. Wood was 
a founder of the American Trust Com- 

Funeral services were held at his resi- 

With the late George Stephens of Ashe- 
ville and Charlotte, Mr. Wood established 
the American Trust Company in 1901. 
He was first secretary and treasurer of the 
company, and became president in Janu- 
ary, 1918. He w T as elected chairman of 
the board in 1943, and retired in 1948. 

Survivors include the widow; a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Clay Simpson, Lexington, Ky., 
and one sister, Mrs. Numa Causey, 
Greensboro, N. C. 


Dr. Brodie C. Nalle, Sr., Duke Trustee 
Emeritus, died February 13 in a Charlotte, 
N. C, hospital. Dr. Nalle, who was 73 
years old, had been ill since 1947. Fu- 
neral services were held at St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church, and burial was in 
Elmwood Cemetery. 

In 1941, Dr. Nalle became a University 
Trustee. Since 1949 he has been a trustee 

Dr. Nalle was known as one of the out- 
standing obstetricians and gynecologists 
in the Carolinas, having spent 42 years 
in medical practice in Charlotte. He was 
one of the founders of the Nalle Clinic, 
one of the first privately operated medical 
clinics to be established in the section. 
After he became inactive, his associates 
established the Nalle Clinic Foundation 
in his honor. 

A native of Culpeper, Va., Dr. Nalle 
was an alumnus of the University of Vir- 
ginia and did additional medical work at 
Bellevue Hospital in New York. He be- 
gan his practice in Charlotte in 1905. Dr. 
Nalle was active in various professional 
organizations, the church, and in the oper- 
ation of Charlotte hospitals. He was a 
member of the staff and the governing 
board of the former St. Peter's Hospital 
for many years and was the first chief 
of staff for Charlotte Memorial Hospital. 
Dr. Nalle was chief surgeon for the Pied- 
mont and Northern Railway Company, 
and the Duke Power Company and its 
predecessor, Southern Utilities Company. 
In addition, he was a member of several 
medical associations. 

Survivors include Mrs. Nalle, of 906 
South College Street, Charlotte; a son, 
Brodie C. Nalle, Jr., M.D. '39, Albuquer- 
que, N. M. ; a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Lea, 
Princeton, N. J.; five grandchildren, a 
sister, and a brother. 


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From the Faculty 59 

A Look at Religion 60 

The Local Associations 62 

Conference Crown Slips Away 64 

Joe College Hoof 'n' Horn Production 65 

The Undergraduate View 66 

The South Atlantic Quarterly 67 

Sons and Daughters 70 

News of the Alumni 71 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 
Ruth Mart Brown 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 20 Cents a Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 

Durham, N. C, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


The Cover 

The Duke University Chapel, a beautiful edifice at all 
times, is perhaps more striking at night than during 
the day. The lights in the Chapel tower and those in the 
Divinity School Building shine forth over the campus, 
drawing attention to the focal point of the University. 
This particular camera study is one of the most unique 
and interesting views ever taken. 

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he report for the capital gifts program listing the 
contributors will probably have reached all the alumni 
by the time this issue of the Register comes off the press. 
Every alumnus who has shared in this program is en- 
titled to stretch his fingers six inches in order to pat him- 
self on the back. 

Don't pat too hard for you are going to need addi- 
tional strength to reestablish the annual giving program. 
As vital as the capital gifts program is to the University's 
best interests, even more important are the annual dollars 
that flow into the University's coffers to strengthen its 
everyday program. 

The responses from the class agents to the request that 
they take up their pencils and pens and begin promoting 
the Loyalty Fund were most heart-warming, to say the 
least. All the class agents have been contacted and they 
are ready to go to work. In fact, there is an article about 
the program in this issue of the Register. 

If you are one of those persons who has made a com- 
mitment over a period of years to the Development Cam- 
paign, this doesn't mean you can sit back and take it 
easy, for the class agents and area chairmen are going 
to call on you to give of your time and energy to take 
this program in person and by pen to your fellow alumni. 


he local alumni associations are having the finest 
series of meetings they have had in sometime. 

In connection with this, the most complete decorations 
seen at any local meeting in recent years were at the Co- 
lumbus-Bladen Association held in Whiteville, N. C, re- 
cently. The color scheme, of course, was blue and white. 
Prom the centerpiece to the finger matches at each plate, 
it was most impressive. The association had distinguished 
representatives from the community, as well as educa- 
tional leaders, and prospective students. 

If the officers of other local groups would like sug- 
gestions, write the Alumni Office or the Columbus-Bladen 
Association at "Whiteville. 

A local association has written to ask permission for 
its group to visit the campus en masse, have lunch, tour 
the campus, and return to its home town in the afternoon. 
Several prospective students will make the trip also. If 
your group likes the idea and would be interested in a 
similar visit, please write the Alumni Office and we will 
be glad to help you work out these arrangements. 

The Angier Duke contestants have just completed 
their annual visit to the campuses. It is most gratifying 
to meet the sons and daughters of alumni who have quali- 
fied as candidates. We are not sure we had a chance to 
visit with all of them. If not, each one certainly had 
our very best wishes. 

Do Yoi JTVeiM.em.ber 

March, 1942 

Duke men may have to buy a De- 
fense Stamp before- they can have 
their dates called. 

War-time sugar rationing has caused 
a ban on cokes being sold in the Dope 
Shop before 10 :00 a.m. In spite of 
these precautions a calamity has oc- 
curred—the Dope Shop ran out of 
coke syrup about half-way through the 

The handle bar is replacing the 
rumble seat as Duke students take to 
bicycle transportation to conserve vital 
rubber used in automobile tires. 

Coach Wallace Wade has received 
an appointment as a major in the 
Army. Eddie Cameron takes over at 

Dorothy Stivers has been chosen 
May Queen. She was crowned at the 
spring coed ball in March. 

The first campus blackout, a sur- 
prise one, proved a hectic affair. 

Harry James' recording of "The 
Devil Sat Down and Cried" has be- 
come a juke-box favorite on West 

Joe College Day was a huge success 
and promises to become a Duke tra- 

March, 1927 

Dormitory 5 has been completed and 
the students have moved in. It is 
splendidly equipped. 

Sadie Lawing of Charlotte has been 
elected May Queen. 

The honor system at Duke is being 

A Brazilian student, Adolpho Gon- 
calves, of Piracicaba, Brazil, is en- 
rolled at Duke this semester. 

March, 1902 

With the advent of spring, work 
has commenced on the library building 
with renewed energy. 

Dr. Bassett's father, Richard Baxter 
Bassett, 70, builder of Epworth and 
superintendent of construction on the 
Washington-Duke building', passed 
away March 25 in Goldsboro. 

Campus buildings were previously 
heated by hot air and stoves, but now 
a hot water system has been installed 
which will heat all principle buildings 
from one plant. A handsome addition 
has been added to the Mechanical Lab- 
oratory to accommodate new boilers 
and engines. Also a smoke stack of 
"very neat design" has been con- 
structed of perforated brick. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be 'published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

February 19, 1952 
Professor C. L. Hornaday, '02 (Member 

Golden Anniversary Class) 
Maxton, North Carolina 

Enclosed is the information blank filled 
as best could be done. There is no need 
to make a note of my activities since 
graduation in 1902. The work has been 
that of a teacher, and we are now in the 
hundredth semester of school work. It 
is noted that the Half Century reunion 
is to be held in June of this year, and I 
shall try to be there. For twenty years 
my teaching was done on that campus 
(Trinity College campus), and there are 
pleasant and abiding memories of those 
years. It goes without saying that changes 
have come during these intervening years. 
Both presidents, Kilgo and Few, have 
died as have teachers Cranford, Merritt, 
Gill, Gates, Flowers, and others. 

At successive commencements in youth- 
ful years I wondered why the elderly 
alumni with faltering and failing vision 
came back. Now the reason is more clear, 
for there is ever a spark of real affection 
for scenes and associations of past college 

In the years 1916-1922 it was my duty 
to carry on alumni matters and to assist 
in getting facts for the Alumni Register 
in which work Professor Flowers and 
Holland Holton did most of the planning. 

After many years in the school room, it 
was my plan to retire last year. An 
opening at Presbyterian Junior College 
developed, and I am doing part-time 
teaching and living at the college. The 
conditions and the work are pleasant — 
and I am still young.* 

P.S. * There is some doubt about this. 
(Continued on Page 79) 

Calendar for April 

4-6. Alumnae Week End. 

5. Manness Trio presented by the 
Chamber Arts Society. 8:15 p.m., 
201 East Duke Building. 

6. "The Redemption," presented in the 
University Chapel by the Chapel 
Choir. 4:00 p.m. 

7. Lecture by the Egyptian Ambassador 
to the United States. 8:15 p.m. 

7. Erasmus Club. 8:15 p.m., Green 

8. Piano Concert by Mr. Friskin, pre- 
sented by the Art Council. 8 :15 p.m., 

10. The public is invited to the United 
World Federalist debate on "How 
Can We Save Our Sovereignty?" 
8:00 p.m., Room 205 West Campus 

11. Duke Symphony Orchestra; Civic 
Choral Society. 8:15 p.m., Woman's 
College Auditorium. 

13. "The Redemption," presented in the 
University Chapel by the Chapel 
Choir. 4:00 p.m. 

14. Duke Film Society. "Italian Straw 

15. Madrigal Singers. 8:15 p.m., As- 
burv Building. 

18. Trinity Historical Society. 7 :30 p.m., 
Green Room. 

18-19. Southeastern Renaissance Meet- 
ing. Rooms 204-5-6, West Campus 

18-19. Joe College Week End. 

17-18. Hoof 'n' Horn Production of Cole 
Porter's "Anything Goes." 8 :15 p.m., 
Page Auditorium. 

18. Informal Shoe 'n' Slipper Dance; El- 
liot Lawrence. Indoor Stadium. 

19. Formal Shoe 'n' Slipper Dance; El- 
liot Lawrence. Indoor Stadium. 

19. Christian Youth Council of North 
Carolina. 2-6 p.m., East Duke Build- 

21-24. Evangelistic Conference. 

22. Piano Students Recital. 8:15 p.m., 
Asbury Building. 

25-26. Nereidian Club Pageant. 

26-27. Mother-Daughter Week End. 

29. North Carolina Symphony Concert. 
8:15 p.m., Woman's College Audi- 

From March 25 through April 15, the 
Durham Art Guild will have a show in 
the gallery of the Woman's College Li- 
brary. Students of Mr. Mueller will 
have an exhibit from April 15 to May 15. 


Duke Alumni Register 

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men have a strong urge to combine service to others with their 
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as few others do. 

3. How much income can you earn? There's no top limit — 

or speed limit — on the earnings of New England Mutual sales 
representatives. After your financed learning period, your own 
efforts and ambition set the pace. Many young graduates of 
our training program make over S5000 in their first year. Many 
of our "older hands" earn well into five figures. 

4* How can you tell whether you'll succeed in life insurance? 

New England Mutual gives you special aptitude tests and tells 
you frankly whether or not it thinks you will make good. 

5. Is New England Mutual a good company to represent? 

Its liberal, flexible policies cover every sales need and are na- 
tionally advertised— and its men are stimulating and congenial 
to work with. The company has been established on both coasts 
for over a century, and its resources have doubled in the past 
10 years. 

O. How quickly could you get going? First, send in the coupon 
for more complete answers to your questions. Then, if you and 
New England Mutual like each other, you can start selling under 
expert supervision even while you are training. 

II U IV IJ alumni now achieving successful 
careers as our agents: 

Kenneth V. Robinson, '31, Hartford 

George D. Davis, CLU, '37, Charlotte 

E. R. McMillan, Jr., '40, Nashville 

Charles R. Williams, '42, Manchester 

New England Mutual would like to add several qualified 
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-Zone State- 

1 hree undergraduate members of the 
"WAVE Naval Reserve Officer Candidate pro- 
gram at Duke may be future lady admirals. 
They all come from illustrious Navy families, 
and their parents and grandparents have 
made naval history. Inspecting a gun im- 
placement with Chief Gunners Mate S. K. 
Midgett, left, assistant instructor in naval 
ordnance and gunnery for the Duke XROTC, 
the WAVES are, left to right, Lois Hooker, 
Waycross, Ga., Adirenne Dussault, Arlington, 
Va.. and Audrey Earle, Newport, R. I., 
daughter of Rear Admiral Ralph Earle, 
former commanding officer of the Dnke 
XROTC unit. 

Oue McMullen, Duke senior, is the first 
student to have a one-woman art show in the 
gallery of the Woman's College library. Sue, 
who has studied art at Duke and at several 
art schools throughout the country, uses 
unique mediums and different techniques than 
do most artists. Her supplies consist of 
ordinary house paint. She paints many of 
her pictures with the canvas flat on the floor, 
and puts on the finishing touches when they 
are on an easel. 


hex WDBS extended its service to East 
Campus this semester, Dewey Greer, left, 
junior from High Point, thought some of the 
coeds might be interested in learning more 
about radio broadcasts and technician work. 
He ran a notice in the Chronicle and now has 
a class of 30 girls. Dewey himself learned 
about radio first hand, while working with 
radio stations. Several of the girls in the 
class are, left to right, Agnes White, Jackson- 
ville, Fla., Anne Stewart, Arlington, Va., 
Sandy Bevau, Fort Eustis, Va., and Virginia 
Herring, Durham. They are shown here in- 
specting some radio equipment. 

The University 

High School Seniors Compete for Scholarships 

Sixty top-ranking high school seniors 
from North Carolina, Virginia, the Dis- 
trict of Columbia, and Southern Mary- 
land gathered on the Duke campus the 
middle of this month for a two-day ex- 
posure to rigid examinations and critical 

These were the finalists in a contest to 
determine next year's winners of nine 
Angier B. Duke Regional Prizes and 
three Duke University Regional Scholar- 
ships. The winners were to receive schol- 
arship awards with a maximum value of 
$3,000 each — or $750 a year for as long 
as they continued to qualify as under- 

For the Angier Duke awards, for six 
men and three women students from 
North Carolina, this was the fifth consec- 
utive year. The Duke University Schol- 
arships were being awarded for the first 

The 60 contestants were the survivors 
of local screening committees in 12 areas, 
and they represented the most highly 
qualified of a total of 508 applicants. 
Five students came from each of the 12 
areas. There were eight groups of men 
and four groups of women, with one from 
each quintet destined to receive the cher- 
ished prizes. 

The two days (March 14 and 15), dur- 
ing which the finalists were guests of the 
University, gave more than an opportu- 
nity to exhibit brain power and conduct 
a series of personal interviews. The 
seniors were introduced to the Duke 
campus, to the men and women who con- 
duet the University's affairs, and to a 

large number of prospective fellow stu- 

A Full Schedule 

For the actual examinations, each 
quintet of contestants was taken charge 
of by a four-member committee, com- 
posed of three faculty members and a 
representative of the local area commit- 
tee through which the contestants were 

Here is the schedule that was followed : 

On Friday morning the women re- 
ported to East Duke Building and the 
men to the Union on West Campus for 
orientation. At noon a luncheon was 
served on East Campus, after which the 
entire afternoon was taken up with the 
administering of written examinations 
which would make most adults shudder 
with apprehension. 

Dinner Friday evening was on West 
Campus and entertainment, including 
showing movies of the University and 
meeting University officers, followed at 
the University House. 

Saturday morning at 8:30 committee 
members assembled to prepare to re- 
ceive contestants for personal interviews 
a half-hour later. These occupied the 
entire morning. The final luncheon took 
place in the Union and the contest was 
concluded at mid-afternoon. 

During the entire period the finalists 
were closely observed and weighed by the 
judges who would ultimately decide the 
winners, and here it should be pointed 
out that a good academic record alone 
is never enough to assure a contestant of 
a scholarship. 

Contestants must be in the upper quar- 
tile of their class to qualify for an ap- 
pearance before the local area committee. 
To advance further they must demon- 
strate a breadth of interest that extends 
outside the classroom. Activities in extra- 
curricular organizations, church affairs, 
and "many other phases of teen-age life 
that might illustrate leadership ability 
are considered. 

The five contestants from each region 
who reach the finals are truly outstanding 
young men and women. Each year the 
committees have an extremely difficult 
time selecting the winners, and this year 
was no exception. The youngsters are 
invariably closely matched, and it is a 
heartbreaking job to have to inform four 
of the five that someone else won. 

The Fifth Year 

This was the fifth year in which Angier 
Duke Regional Prizes have been awarded 
to North Carolina high school seniors. 
The scholarships were created in 1047 
with the first recipients entering the 
freshman class the fall of 1948. 

During the first two years, prizes were 
awareled to four men and two women, 
but in 1950 the program was expanded 
to make possible annual scholarships for 
six men and three women. Through this 
year a total of 39 scholarships have been 
awarded, and almost all of the earlier 
recipients have qualified for renewal of 
the prize in following years by main- 
taining an average that places them in 
the upper quartile of their classes. 

In addition many finalists who failed 
to win have been selected to receive other 
available scholarships, usually of some- 

March, 1952 


what less value. Many others have been 
impressed with the University to the ex- 
tent that they enrolled to pay the cost 
themselves or to work to help defray 

The Duke University Regional Prizes 
were awarded for the first time this year, 
and they will continue in existence identi- 
cal to the Angier Duke Prizes, except 
that winners will come from outside 
North Carolina in the states mentioned. 

It is the fond hope of the scholarship 
committee that these latter prizes might 
someday be expanded and made available 
to top-ranking students in many other 

Alumni in regions where awards are 
made have played an intensely active role 
in handling the affairs of the regional 
prizes. In each region the screening 
committee, before whom applicants first 
appear, is composed predominately of 
former Duke students. Of the five mem- 
bers stipulated, one must be a profes- 
sional school man, one a preacher, one 
an alumnus, and two outstanding repre- 
sentatives of their communities. As 
might be assumed, the two outstanding 
representatives are usually alumni, too. 

Winner This Year 

Winners of Angier Duke Prizes this 
year are : 

Barbara Ann Hatcher of Wilmington, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Carl 
Hatcher. (Eastern Region) 

Lila Brent Haney of Oxford, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Haney. (Central 

Sylvia Annette Davis of Charlotte, 
daughter of Mrs. Annette Moore Davis. 
(Western Region) 

Corrone Enoche Bryant of William- 
ston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bryant. 
(Far Eastern Region) 

Robert Standi Martin, Jr.. of Golds- 
boro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. 
Martin. (Eastern Region) 

Marvin Mack Crutchfield of Durham, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Crutch- 
field. (East Central Region) 

James Wesley Harbison, Jr. of Reids- 
ville, son of Mr. James W. Harbison, '26, 
M.Ed. '43, and Mrs. Harbison. (West 
Central Region) 

William Wesley Dunkin III of Char- 
lotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. William W. 
Dunkin II. (Western Region) 

Joseph Douglass Robinson, Jr., of 
Asheville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 
D. Robinson. (Far Western Region) 

Winners of the new Duke University 
Prizes are : 

John Edmonds, Jr., of Washington, 
D. C; Samuel Marnev, Jr., of Bristol, 
Va.; and Ruth Harrell of Norfolk, Va. 

Annual Giving Activites 
Are Renewed This Spring 

In April Class and School Agents will 
renew their activities in connection with 
the Loyalty Fund program of annual 

For the past year and a half the 
Loyalty Fund has been merged with the 
Development Campaign with the latter 
taking temporary precedence. Now, how- 
ever, the annual giving program re- 
assumes its former identity as the chief 
avenue of alumni support for the Uni- 

This year's campaign will be a short 
one. It will be concluded at the end of 
the current fiscal year on June 30, and 
persons who have given to the Develop- 
ment Campaign since July 1, 1951, as 
well as those who are still paying on 
pledges, will not be solicited. 

In spite of the short period, however, 
the Fund is of vital importance. It is 
needed to provide money that can come 
from no other source and that will enable 
Duke to sustain the present level of its 
operations. The significance of the Loy- 
alty Fund is illustrated by the fact that 
it was voted to reactivate it almost im- 
mediately after the cessation of the De- 
velopment Campaign's first phase. 

Letters from Class Agents are sched- 
uled to enter the post office around April 
15. Each letter will be accompanied by 
a small folder, issued by the National 
Council, which explains the resumption 
of annual giving activity and points up 
its importance to the University. The 
folder will go to all alumni, although 
Class Agents are writing only to those 
who are being asked to contribute. 

Final Report Issued 

Late this month the final report on 
the first phase of the Development Cam- 
paign will be sent every former student 
of Duke. It is safe to assume that this 
report will be read with interest and 
satisfaction, because it shows that $S,763,- 
878.90 has been contributed or pledged 
by 8,721 alumni, friends, and interested 

Names of all contributors, with the ex- 
ception of a few special groups who re- 
quested anonymity, are listed on a fac- 
simile plaque enclosed with the report. 

As was announced at its beginning, the 
Development Campaign was launched, 
and successfullv concluded, in order to 

provide the University with funds for 
major capital needs. These included new 
buildings, scholarship, professorships, fel- 
lowships, research funds, and additions 
to the endowment. It was not designed 
to be a continuous program, although 
Duke must still receive substantial capital 
gifts in order to pursue its program of 
education and research with maximum 

The Loyalty Fund, on the other hand, 
is to provide each year a sum of money to 
help defray the costs of the University's 
operations. Alumni are asked to give 
without restricting the purpose of their 
gifts, thus allowing the money to be ap- 
plied where it is most needed in a par- 
ticular year. 

The Past Record 

Since it was organized in the fall of 
1947, through three full years that fol- 
lowed, the Loyaltv Fund brought to the 
University more than $400,000. It en- 
abled the University to meet serious prob- 
lems brought about by inflation, increased 
demands for educational services, and an 
intensification of activities in response to 
the needs of the times. 

These problems still exist, and without 
the Loyalty Fund as a continuing source 
of support, they would become insur- 

In addition to the amount made avail- 
able during the first three years of the 
Loyalty Fund, part of the Development 
Campaign's goal was allocated to meet 
operational needs while the annual giving 
program did not maintain its separate 
identity and function. This amount, 
however, was not enough to carry Duke 
through two full fiscal years, and the 
short-term campaign therefore becomes 

The over-all goal for the Loyalty Fund 
during the balance of this year (until 
June 30) is $150,000. Ninety thousand 
dollars of this is available for crediting 
from the Development Campaign, leav- 
ing a balance of $60,000 to be raised. 

Next fall the Loyalty Fund, after it 
has been re-examined by the National 
Council with the University's needs in 
mind, will be resumed full-scale. It is 
anticipated that it will grow as a source 
of financial support, and that Duke will 
grow in stature and service accordingly. 


Duke Alumni Register 

From the Faculty 

Generosity Is Learned 

''There is nothing instinctive about 
generosity. It must be learned." This 
is the stand taken by Dr. Gelolo McHugh, 
Duke psychologist, in an article recently 
published in McC all's Magazine designed 
to help parents instill generosity in their 
offspring. He asserts that you can help 
your child learn to be unselfish by frankly 
telling him that generosity isn't easy, in a 
selfish world. Dr. McHugh's seven do's 
and don'ts : 

1. Tell your child the truth about self- 

2. Don't try to make a child unselfish 
by shaming or punishing him, as this 
makes the idea of generosity hateful. 

3. Don't make your child feel that un- 
selfishness is necessary in order to win 
your approval. 

4. Make sharing a pleasant experience. 

5. Encourage your child to be unselfish. 

6. Be fair. 

7. Remember that your child has his 
up's and down's just as you do when 
it comes to unselfishness. 

Dr. McHugh writes, "parents will find 
the teaching easier if they realize that 
the growing child is also struggling for 
independence and a sense of his own 
identity. During these years we expect 
him to stop being a baby and to become 
self-reliant and self-assertive. A sense 
of possession is part of this growth." 

Sessions in Britain 

One of six American scholars invited 
to take part in two scholarly meetings 
this summer in Great Britain is Dr. Ken- 
neth Clark, professor of the New Testa- 
ment in the Divinity School. Dr. Clark 
will participate in a joint meeting of the 
International Greek New Testament or- 
ganization's British and American execu- 
tive committees at Oxford University, 
June 10-15. The next month he will be 
the only American guest speaker at this 
year's meeting of the British Society for 
Old Testament Studies, to be held at the 
University of Nottingham. 

Dr. Clark is well known in Biblical re- 
search fields, having served as editor-in- 
chief of a Library of Congress expedi- 
tion for microfilming manuscripts in St. 
Catherine's Monastery on Mt. Sinai. Last 
summer he represented the United States 
at a celebration in Greece of the 1900th 
anniversary of St. Paul's arrival there. 

Dr. Joseph C. Robert 

Coker College President 

Newly elected president of Coker Col- 
lege in Hartsville, S. C, is Dr. Joseph 
C. Robert, professor of History and asso- 
ciate dean of the graduate school. Dr. 
Robert is a native of Starkville, Miss. 
He received his early education in the 
Starkville public schools and attended 
Furman University, where he was 
awarded his A.B. degree magna cum 
laude in 1927. He then entered Duke 
Graduate School for his M.A. in history 
and his Ph.D., which he received in 1929 
and 1933 respectively. He held a grad- 
uate fellowship at Harvard for one year, 
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a 
past president of Duke's chapter. 

Southern Planning Posts 

Two top posts on an important plan- 
ning committee for Southern economy 
and its relation to national policies have 
been filled with the appointment of Drs. 
B. U. Ratehford and Calvin B. Hoover 
of the Economics Department. The two 
economists were named research director 
for the National Planning Association's 
Committee of the South and chairman of 
the research committee under the Com- 
mittee of the South respectively. Both 
men have served in various positions for 
the United States Government in con- 
nection with U. S. economic relations with 
Europe. Both are well known in eco- 

nomic fields through their writings and 
their service. 

French Award Received 

In recognition of her outstanding serv- 
ices to French culture. Dr. Elizabeth R. 
Sunderland, associate professor of art, 
has been awarded by the French govern- 
ment the honorary title of ''Officer of the 
Academy," and decorated with the "aca- 
demic palms" medal. During the last 14 
years, Dr. Sunderland has conducted re- 
search on French religious architecture, 
centering her work around an 11th centu- 
ry monastery in the French town of 
Charlieu. Her research led to the dis- 
covery of two earlier church foundations 
beneath the monastery ruins. 

This is not the first time Dr. Sunder- 
land has won acclaim for her work in 
France. In 1950 she was named an hon- 
orary member of the Society of La Diana 
of Montbrison, one of France's most 
esteemed archeological societies. She has 
also been elected an honorary citizen of 
Charlieu, and one of the city's streets 
bears the name Elizabeth Sunderland Av- 

A Lost Whale 

Dr. Henry Kritsler. director of Duke's 
Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, recently 
made to trip to Caffeys Inlet Coast Guard 
Station to make a scientific study of a 
forty ton whale carcass that washed 
ashore during a storm. The huge mam- 
mal, a Finback, is believed to be the 
victim of a pack of killer whales. Dr. 
Kritsler said that Finbacks' normal habi- 
tat are waters of the Arctic or Anarctic 
oceans, but that in their migratory move- 
ments between these cold waters they are 
sometimes seen in the North Atlantic. 
They are the fastest swimmers of all large 
whales, and are very valuable for their 
oil content. 

Chief Scientist Named 

Dr. Thomas J. Killian, former director 
of research in the Office of Naval Re- 
search, has been named to succeed Dr. 
Marcus Hobbs as chief scientist for the 
Office of Ordnance Research at Duke. 
Dr. Hobbs, chairman of the Duke De- 
partment of Chemistry, has been acting 
chief scientist since the OOR was organ- 
ized this past year. 

A Navy Commander during World 
"War II, Dr. Killian has served on the 
State Department's International Science 
Policy Survey Group and the Weapons 
System Evaluation Group under the joint 
chiefs of staff. He has also been research 
director for several leading electrical 
manufacturing corporations and dean of 
mathematics at Seattle College, Seattle, 

March, 1952 


A Look at Religion and Students Today 

Duke's Religion Program Seems to Be Finding Receptive Minds 

Adherence to precedent demands that 
the older generation point to the younger 
and say : "Yessir, the human race is cer- 
tainly slipping." In matters of religion 
this is particular^ true. 

Who today, for example, would dare 
say that undergraduates are paying more 
serious attention to religion than did their 
counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago f Such 
thoughts constitute heresy. 

Count, then, among such heretics Dr. 
James H. Phillips, '33, recently appointed 
chaplain to the University and a mem- 
ber of the Divinity School faculty since 
1946. Dr. Phillips asserts, and most of 
his colleagues agree, that students on 
the campus today show a deeper and 
more mature interest in religious mat- 
ters than was the case with older brothers 
and sisters and even fathers and mothers. 

"There are definite and encouraging 
signs," Dr. Phillips has said, "which point 
to an increasing interest in religion among 

"We believe this interest is shared by 
the majority of students at Duke. The 
atheist, the cynic, the indifferent are also 
with us, and this is a warning against too 
much optimism. In spite of the reserva- 
tion this fact demands, however, the more 

basic fact still holds : large numbers of 
students recognize that religion has an 
essential place in life and they are making 
efforts to find out just what that place 

Dr. Phillips believes that this broad- 
ening interest constitutes a trend. 

"One needs only to compare the sit- 
uation now with that of 20 years ago," he 
points back to his own undergraduate 
days. "When the Chapel was first 
opened, the Sunday service and daily 
chapel constituted the religious exercises 
on this campus, and in time the daily 
chapel service had to be suspended for 
lack of support. 

"Xow we have not only the Sunday 
service, with the Chapel well filled and 
frequently overflowing each week, but a 
strong denominational and interdenom- 
inational program involving hundreds of 
students each week." 

Historically, the roots of Duke are 
deeply imbedded in the fertile tradition 
of Christian education. Two denomina- 
tions, Methodists and Quakers, were re- 
sponsible for its founding. Through the 
years the Methodists continued to influence 
its development, and although for the 
past 27 years Duke has not been a de- 

Assembled in the Chaplain's office in a typical planning session are, left to 
right, Miss Ethelene Sampler, director of religious activities on East ; The 
Rev. Roland Rainwater, director of religious activities on West ; the Chaplain, 
Dr. James H. Phillips; and Bob Windon, senior from St. Petersburg, Fla., 
and retiring president of the Y.M.C.A. 

nominational school, its Christian heritage 
has been a vigorous factor in its progress. 

When West Campus was built, the 
Chapel was designed to be its dominant 
building, thereby providing Duke with a 
visible and impressive symbol of its back- 
ground. The tall and majestic tower 
is a reminder to students and faculty 
alike that the spirit as well as the in- 
tellect requires nourishment if an indi- 
vidual is to thrive. 

And it is not an empty symbol. The 
Chapel, in name and in fact, is the Duke 
University Church. 

Religious Activities 

The word "interdenominational" is the 
key to a well-defined and actively pur- 
sued program of religious activities on 
the Duke campus. Rather than attempt- 
ing to concentrate upon non-denomina- 
tional interests, this program attempts to 
direct the student toward becoming a 
more valuable member of his own church. 

Another fact essential to an under- 
standing of the Duke program is that it 
is entirely voluntary, with the effort be- 
ing made to encourage and stimulate 
rather than demand religious thinking. 

"Six denominational groups, under the 
leadership of denominational chaplains, 
carry on a vigorous and vital program of 
activities," Dr. Phillips explains. "At 
times these groups join with students 
from other groups and from the campus 
in general in campus-wide projects. Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week is an example of 
this. This particular program has at- 
tracted a large following each year, and 
it now enjoys such a reputation that it 
is not at all difficult to recruit the best 
of student leadership for it. 

"Students are eager to work in some- 
thing that succeeds — in the field of re- 
ligion as well as in other things." 

The six denominational groups referred 
to are Baptists, Episcopal, Lutheran, 
Methodist, Society of Friends, and Uni- 
tarian. These groups meet in the Chapel 
each Sunday morning at 9 :45 to attend 
the York Bible Classes of the Duke Uni- 
versity Church, and they conduct other 
activities typical of community churches 
everywhere but geared to the particular 
requirements of student life. 

Whenever other denominational groups 
wish to organize within the University 
Church, they are welcomed and supported. 

Membership in the groups is not eon- 


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fined to students, it should be added, but 
also includes members of the faculties. 

Affairs of the University Church are 
managed by the Church Board, whose 
membership consists of representatives of 
the denominations, members of the Stu- 
dent Religious Council, faculty and ad- 
ministration representatives, and mem- 
bers-at-large. Standing committees deal 
with membership, communion, finances, 
social activities, and scholarship. 

The function and purpose of the Stu- 
dent Religious Council is to coordinate 
the activities of all student religious 
organizations and to plan the broader, in- 
terdenominational program for the cam- 
pus. Presidents of all religious organiza- 
tions on the campus are included among 
the members. 

The Council provides the impetus for 
weekly vespers services, observances of 
special occasions such as the World Stu- 
dent Day of Prayer, special programs for 
foreign students, leadership training con- 
ferences, and other events. 

An interesting, and revealing, under- 
taking of the Council last year was the 
distribution of questionnaires to all mem- 
bers of the student body in an attempt 
to gauge the religious and moral attitudes 
of this generation at Duke. The findings 
substantiated the opinions of the religious 
activity directors. 

The presence of a church on the cam- 
pus overcomes one of the greatest barriers 
to the continuance of churchgoing habits 
after students leave their families to live 
in college dormitories. It has been found 
that inconvenience is a powerful deter- 
rent to youthful religious activities, and 
for that reason students cannot be de- 
pended upon to rise early Sunday morn- 
ing and catch a bus downtown to attend 
a distant church of some particular de- 

The church, therefore, has been brought 
to the student, and while he may choose 
to disregard the appeal of the bells on 
Sunday morning, he can scarcely avoid 
receiving the invitation. 

But There Are Problems 

It would be folly to claim that Duke's 
program is as effective as its directors 
wish it to be. It can't be ignored that 
there are hundreds of students who sus- 
pend church habits during their years 
on the campus. A steady decline in the 
numbers remaining active from the fresh- 
man year through the senior year is 
cause for real concern. Much, too, de- 
pends upon the individual student's back- 
ground and the habits formed earlier in 

Among students who provided leadership for the recent observance of Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week were, left to right, Bob Windon ; Molly Bixby of 
Detroit, Mich., co-chairman of the event ; Alan Raywid of Washington, D. C, 
president of the Men's Student Government; Hester Hough Pollock (Mrs. 
Jim) ; and Jim Pollock, president of the Inter Fraternity Council. 

One obstacle to stimulating church at- 
tendance is sheer laziness. The tempta- 
tion to sleep late on Sunday morning, 
when classes are not met and there is no 
compulsion to arise, is frequently over- 
whelming. It has been estimated that 
nearly half of the freshman class pre- 
fers late sleep, and the freshman class 
is the strongest, year in and year out, in 
meeting personal religious obligations. 

There are other problems, too, aside 
from mere church attendance. 

Speaking again of the trend toward in- 
creased awareness of spiritual needs, Dr. 
Phillips has said : "This is not a 'revival' 
of religion, in terms of zeal 'to spread 
the gospel, to win the campus for 
Christ.' " Most students would be skep- 
tical of such slogans and motives. 

"This fact is not without its concern 
for the professional religious worker; for 
many students' interest in religion does 
not extend to the traditional expression 
of Christianity. For these, the Church 
has largely failed; they quickly point 
to the world situation as evidence. Chris- 
tian beliefs as such are too dogmatic. 
Their interest attaches itself to ethical 
questions rather than to theological mat- 
ters, although there are signs of reversal 
here. And for many, religion is largely 
a personal matter which is one's private 
affair. There is little sense of one's re- 
sponsibility for his fellow's conduct and 
faith. These attitudes present real prob- 
lems, but they are not altogether without 

hope. A critical outlook, with guidance, 
can develop into a constructive, intelli- 
gent faith. Our approach here attempts 
to meet this problem, and not without 
some signs of success. 

"All students do not hold such views. 
Hundreds of them have a deep love for 
the Church and the Christian faith, and 
they demonstrate this love in personal 
and group activities. They are taking 
advantage of the opportunities offered 
here to develop a more intelligent and 
vital faith. These students are growing 
in churchmanship, and they form the 
basis of hope for the Church of tomor- 

Summing up, for himself and his col- 
leagues, the University chaplain adds : 

"These are some signs of increasing in- 
terest and of development. One could 
also point to the many students who seek 
the guidance of members of the Chapel 
Staff in more personal matters of faith and 
conduct, to the positive attitude which 
the average student has toward the six 
hours religion requirement which indi- 
cates that the study of religion is regarded 
as a valuable part of education, and to 
other signs. 

"Altogether, I am persuaded that stu- 
dent interest and concern are much more 
widespread than was the case when I was 
a student here in the thirties, and there is 
far greater opportunity now to express 
that interest." 

March, 1952 



The Local Associations 

Catawba County 

Officers for the Catawba County Alum- 
ni Association, who were elected Decem- 
ber 12, 1951, to serve for the year 1952, 
are Paul W. Whitener, '36, president; 
Leonard Hoffner, '26, vice-president; 
Dorothy Long Isenhower (Mrs. Sam H.), 
'40, and Cam Rawlinson Seagle (Mrs. Ben 
P.), A.M. '35, co-secretaries; and Ludie 
Bothwell Parker (Mrs. Richard J., Jr.), 
'39, representative on the Alumnae Coun- 

Mecklenburg County 

President A. H. Edens spoke for the 
Mecklenburg chapter of the Duke Alumni 
Association at Dilworth Methodist Church 
February 5. He emphasized the fact that 
"Duke in the years ahead will talk less 
and less about bricks and more and more 
about brains and books." He said also 
that Duke is interested not in building 
a bigger University but in getting its roots 
deeper and in continuing to do a quality 

The local chapter was lauded for its 
success in having exceeded its $300,000 
goal in the Development Campaign. Dr. 
C. C. Jernigan, president of Queens Col- 
lege introduced the Duke president. New 
officers elected for the Mecklenburg chap- 
ter were: president, A. P. Harris, Jr., 
'28 ; vice-president, Thomas B. Harris, 
'50; secretary, E. L. Jones, Jr., B.S.C.E. 
'48 ; corresponding secretary, Anna Wolf 
Knotts (Mrs. James), '50; treasurer, 
Stuart W. Elliott, '50 ; representative 
on Alumnae Council, Jane Sherrill Angier 
(Mrs. Newton Angier), '46. 

Columbus-Bladen Counties 

President A. Hollis Edens spoke to 
alumni from Columbus-Bladen Counties 
at their annual banquet meeting at the 
Hotel Whiteville, Whiteville, N. C, on 
March 5. Introduced by Leslie S. Thomp- 
son, '27, Dr. Edens said that now Duke 
can look forward to an era of quality 

Taking part in the program were the 
Reverend P. P. Newton, B.D. '35, who 
gave the invocation; Lillian Messicks, pi- 
anist; and the Reverend C. E. Vale, '31, 
who gave the benediction. 

The organization had as its guests 
at the meeting Mayor and Mrs. S. Lee 
Braxton, City Superintendent of Schools 
L. A. Bruton, and two prospective Duke 
students, Carolyn Thompson and William 
John Cole. 

New officers elected for the following 
year were W. Avery Thompson, '19, presi- 
dent; J. C. Smith, '37, vice-president; 
P. C. Townsend, secretary-treasurer; and 
Frances Sledge Davis (Mrs. M. Byrne), 
'38, alumnae representative. 

Louisville, Ky. 

The Louisville, Ky., Alumni Association 
really rang the bell on January 30, 1952, 
in its third annual meeting. In fact, we 
rang the bell several times in what was 
our most successful meeting to date. 

First, we had the privilege of having 
Dr. Hollis Edens as our guest speaker. 
After hearing his talk on the progress 
of Duke University in the past, present 
and his plans for the future, all of us 
here agreed wholeheartedly that he is the 
leader Duke needs to fulfill its slogan, 
"Brains-Books-Bricks." He certainly 
brought Duke closer to Louisville and 
took us closer to Duke. 

Next, we had seventy-one (71) people 
in attendance, which included parents of 
students now at Duke and a few of their 
friends. Out of a total of 76 alumni 
here in Louisville we had 60 present at 
the meeting, which is a fine percentage 
illustrating "that old Duke spirit." 

Last but not least, we had the op- 
portunity of seeing movies of Duke's 
football team all dressed up in its new 
T formation styled by Coach Bill Mur- 
ray. It was delightful to see a Duke- 
Carolina game again, especially with 
those Blue Devils coming out on top! 

The Louisville Alumni Association 
meeting, at Louisville Boat Club, elected 
J. Walter Prince, Jr., '22, president ; Gav- 
in Whitsett, '34, vice-president; Frank 
W. Whatton, '48, treasurer; Barbara 
Flentye Moore (Mrs. T. M.), '43, secre- 
tary; and Mrs. Clarence F. Smith, Jr., 
'49, correspondent. 


Mrs. Clarence F. Smith, Jr. 

(Mickey Lundeberg, '49) 

Harnett County 

The Harnett County Alumni Associa- 
tion has elected as its officers for the 
year 1952 : Martha Layton Winston ( Mrs. 
Robert), '29, president; Florence Mc- 
Donald Lee (Mrs. M. O.), '30, secretary- 
treasurer; and Dr. G. L. Hooper, '20, 
representative to the Alumni Council. 

Meetings to Be Held 

Alumni Meetings to be held in the near 
future : 

Charleston, W. Va., dinner meeting at 
7 :15 p.m., April 17, at the Kanawha 
Airport Clubroom. Charles A. Dukes 
will speak. 

Spartanburg, S. C, luncheon meeting at 
1:00 p.m., April 1, at the Cleveland 
Hotel. Charles A. Dukes will attend. 

Greenville, S. C, dinner meeting at 7:00 
p.m., April 1, Ottaray Hotel Waffle 
Shop. Charles A. Dukes will be pres- 

Los Angeles, Calif., dinner meeting at 
7 :00 p.m., April 26, at Mike Lyman's 
Grill, 751 South Hill Street, Los 
Angeles. Dr. Edens, Dean Cannon 
and Charles A. Dukes will attend. 

Denver, Colo., dinner meeting on April 
19 at the University Club, 17th and 
Sherman, Denver. Charles A. Dukes 
will attend the informal gathering. 

Dallas, Texas, dinner meeting, 7 :30 p.m., 
April 28, at the Melrose Hotel, 3105 
Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas. Charles A. 
Dukes will talk to the group about 
the University. 

Reunion Plans 

Plans for the 1952 Commencement and 
Class Reunion Week End on May 31, 
June 1 and 2 are already well on the 
way. There will be plenty of activity 
and lots of fun for everyone. 

In addition to general plans, special 
class activities will highlight the week end 
for members of reunion classes. The 
class of '02, celebrating its Golden Anni- 
versary, will be given special recognition 
at the General Alumni Dinner. E. S. 
Yarbrough, Sr., president of the class and 
reunion chairman, has announced that 
class members will be guests of the 
University at luncheon at 12 :30 p.m., 
Sunday, at which time they will be in- 
ducted into the Half Century Club. Mem- 
bers of the class are invited to a tea and 
meeting at 3 :30 at the home of Mr. 
Yarbrough in Forest Hills, Durham. 
During the entire week end, members of 
the class of '02 and of the Half Century 


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Club will be housed in Duke dormitories 
as guests of the University. 

The classes of '21, '22, '23 and '24 
will hold a joint reunion featuring a joint 
buffet luncheon on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., 
followed by individual business meetings 
for each class. L. Stacy Weaver, '24, is 
general chairman for the reunion, and 
class presidents are Charles W. Bundy, 
'21; T. C. Kirkman, '22; Bryce E. Holt, 
'23; and James R. Simpson, '24. 

This year's Silver Anniversary Class of 
'27 is planning various special events for 
the momentous occasion. General Re- 
union Chairman A. H. Borland and 
Acting President George R. Wallace have 
not released complete plans as yet, but 
the class will have an open house in the 
West Campus Union on Sunday after- 
noon and will have a dinner Sunday 
evening. Special recognition will be given 
the class at the General Alumni Dinner 
on Saturday evening. 

General reunion chairman of '42, which 
celebrates its tenth reunion in June, is 
Bob Clark. James H. Walker is presi- 
dent. Although plans have not been 
completely formulated, the class will start 
its reunion on Friday evening with an 
open house, and has planned several ac- 
tivities for Saturday, including a picnic 
at noon and a party that evening. Re- 
cently, members of the class received 
mock Chronicles, patterned after those 
published in '42, and complete with an 
article by Lou "The Hat's Off" Fracher. 

Individual open house on Saturday 
afternoon will initiate reunion festivities 
for the classes of '46, '47 and '48, which 
are celebrating their reunions jointly. 
They will again unite for a joint luncheon 
on Sunday. Virginia Suiter, '46, is gen- 
eral chairman, and Marshall Spears, Jr., 
'48, is chairman in charge of local ar- 
rangements. Presidents of the three 
classes are B. G. Munro, '46; Grady B. 
Stott, '47 ; and Bollin M. Millner, '48. 

The class of '50, scheduled to hold their 
first reunion this year, has decided to hold 
their reunion at Homecoming next fall. 
More information about their plans will 
be forthcoming. 


A service of commemoration will be 
held for the late Dr. Furman G. Mc- 
Larty, '27, Ph.D. '35, at Trinity 
Church, Durham, on Sunday, April 
27, at 5:00 o'clock. Dr. McLarty, 
associate professor of philosophy and 
president of the Class of 1927, died 
December 26, 1951. 

The speakers table at the Louisville, Ky., meeting- on Jan. 30, with Byron 
C. Grimes, '31, standing in center. 

Coach Bill Murray spoke to Duke alumni in Greensboro, X. C, and vicinity 
on Januarv 25. Shown at the meeting are. left to right, Roy Booth, '31, 
LL.B. '35,* Coach Murray, '31, Dick Taliaferro, '37, and Joe Hunt, '28. 

Many Alumnae Are Expected for 
Week End Events 

A large number of alumnae are ex- 
pected to return to the Duke Campus on 
April 4, 5 and 6 for the Ninth Annual 
Alumnae Week End. 

Featured guest speaker will be Dr. 
Glora Wysner, secretary of the Interna- 
tional Missionary Council. Having only 
recently returned from the Near East, 
Dr. Wysner is a recognized authority on 
Moslem and other Near Eastern inhabit- 

Campus personalities who will appear 
on the program include Dr. Kenneth W. 
Clark, professor of New Testament in 
the Divinity School, who will speak on 
"A Unique Expedition to Mt. Sinai," and 

Dean Herbert J. Herring, President Hol- 
lis Edens, Dean R. Florence Brinkley, 
Dean Florence Wilson and Mr. Charles 
A. Dukes, who will take part in a work- 
shop on "The University in Action." Dr. 
Waldo Beach will deliver the Palm Sun- 
day service of worship in the Chapel. 

During the week end the Duke Players 
will present "Uncle Harry," in a special 
repeat performance, and alumnae will be 
able to attend the Choir's performance 
of "The Redemption." 

The first woman elected to the Duke 
Board of Trustees, Mrs. Estelle Flowers 
Spears, '14 will be honored at dinner on 

March, 1952 


Conference Crown Slips Away Again 

One of Duke's Finest Quints Drops Final Tourney Game 

For the third year in a row, and for 
the fourth time in five years, Duke's 
Blue Devils met N. C. State in the finals 
of the Southern Conference Basketball 
Tournament. And for an equal number 
of times, the State jinx held and the 
Devils remained lodged in the runners-up 

In a way, the State game came as an 
anti-climax after Duke's semi-final scrap 
with the Mountaineers of West Virginia. 
Sparked by All-America. Mark Workman, 
high scoring, 6 foot-7 inch center. West 
Virginia entered the tourney as the Xo. 
1 team and was ranked among the first 
10 nationally. The Mountaineers entered 
the semi-finals after taking the measure 
of William and Mary in the opening 

Duke downed tough, defense-minded 
Maryland 51 to 48, in its opening con- 
test to win the right to face the Moun- 

The result was a game that has been 
tabbed as probably the greatest ever- 
played in Southern Conference compe- 
tition. Both teams were red-hot, baskets 
were fast, action was furious, and spec- 
tators were kept spell-bound on the edge 
of their seats. 

West Virginia took a lead early in the 
game, a lead that grew to 10 points 
during the early stages of the first half. 
But it was obvious that Duke was not 
to be left behind for long. In the third 
quarter the Blue Devils caught up and 
went ahead, and thereafter the lead 
switched back and forth almost every 

Just seconds before the final gun a 
West Virginia basket tied the score at 
88-all. With both Dick Groat and Work- 
man out on fouls, a mad scramble de- 
veloped for the ball after a Duke player 
missed a retaliatory toss at the basket. 
Substitute Dick Johnson, who hadn't 
scored a point all night, picked up the 
loose ball near the sideline and hurled 
it into the air just as the time keeper's 
gun sounded. The ball looped downward 
and fell through the hoop. 

The basket was good, the time keeper 
ruled that it had been fired before the 
gun, and Duke won 90 to 88. 

It was a great victory but a costly one. 
Blue Devil players were exhausted when 

they met State in the finals, and although 
they made a splendid showing under the 
circumstances, the great Wolfpack had 
an edge in reserve strength and downed 
the Devils 77 to 68 to walk off with their 
fifth straight championship. 

This 1952 edition of Duke's basketeers 
was undeniably one of the most color- 
ful and popular teams ever produced 
under the Blue-and-White banner. 

After early season losses in the Dixie 
Classic, and to Furman, West Virginia 
and State in conference play, the Big 
Blue launched a win-streak that contin- 
ued for 15 consecutive games. The losses 
against State and West Virginia were 
later avenged, but Furman was not met 
again during the season. State, of course, 
had the upper hand by taking two of 
the three games played during the entire 

The win-streak tied a Duke record, 
established in 1932. 

Coach Hal Bradley, who demonstrated 
that he is to be ranked among the top 
coaches in the nation, attributed the Blue 
Devil's great record to sheer spirit and 
fighting ability. They simply refused to 
be beaten time and again when the odds 
seemed against victory. Even in the few 
games lost, the final gun found the Big 
Blue fighting for points. Rival coaches 
joined in praising the hustle and hard 
drive that the Devils exhibited. 

The season's final record was 23 vic- 
tories against six defeats. In conference 
play, including tournament games, the 
record was 15 wins and four losses. 

Spark plug of the team was the fabu- 
lous Dick Groat, whose great team play 
outshone even his phenomenal personal 
scoring. Groat completely rewrote the 
Duke record book and made not a few 
revisions necessary in the national rec- 

He scored a total of 780 points to 
lead the nation, came in second to Love- 
lette of Kansas in pdints-per-game aver- 
age with 26, and was among the top five 
in rebounds and assists. 

As a result Dick has been named to 
every All-America team selected and in 
most polls he topped the voting. As a 
star he was superb, but as a team player 
he was terrific. And all this in spite of 

Dick Johnson, whose last-second 
basket beat West Virginia. 

the fact that he has to stretch to reach six 

Ignoring for a moment the boys who 
will return next year, a word should be 
put in for senior members of the squad 
who contributed mightily to the record 
that was established. . Dick Crowder, Bill 
Fleming, Dick Latimer, and Carl Glasow 
gave the team a nucleus of experienced 
men and provided the steadying influence 
that disciplined the many newcomers. 
Nor did the seniors lack fight. Crowder 
and Fleming were first stringers and Lat- 
imer and Glasow saw plenty of action as 

It might be added that Groat saved his 
greatest performance for the final home 
game of the season, against Carolina. 
Earlier the Blue Devil ace had canned 
46 points against George Washington to 
take the all-time Duke scoring record for 
a single game and to tie the year's high 
in the conference. Against Carolina he 
poured through an amazing total of 48 
points and left the floor amid such an 
ovation that the game, with a few min- 
utes left to go, had to be suspended. 

Final score against Carolina was 94 to 
64. The only other regular season game 
played since the last edition of the Regis- 
ter was against Davidson, whom the 
Devils measured 58 to 50. 


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Spring Sports Schedules 

Baseball : 

Mar. 24 — at South Carolina 
Mar. 25 — at South Carolina 
Mar. 26 — at Furman 
Mar. 27 — at Furman 
Mar. 28 — at Clemson 
Mar. 29 — at Clemson 
Apr. 2— Yale 
Apr. 3— Yale 
Apr. 4 — Michigan State 
Apr. 7 — Pennsylvania 
Apr. 8 — Pennsylvania 
Apr. 9 — at North Carolina 
Apr. 11 — Ohio University 
Apr. 12— N. C. State 
Apr. 14 — Clemson 
Apr. 16 — Davidson 
Apr. 17— at N. C. State 
Apr. 18 — Furman 
Apr. 19 — Carolina 
Apr. 22— at Wake Forest 
Apr. 24: — at Davidson 
Apr. 26— Wake Forest 
Apr. 29 — at Navy 
May 1 — Carolina 
May 3— Wake Forest 
May 6— N. C. State 
May 7 — at Wake Forest 
May 10 — at Carolina 
May 12— at N. C. State 
May 15-17 — Conference tourney at Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 

Tennis : 

Mar. 17 — Brown 

Mar. 24 — at Jacksonville Naval Air Sta- 

Mar. 25 — at Rollins 

Mar. 26— at Fla. Southern 

Mar. 27 — at Florida 

Mar. 31 — Michigan State 

Apr. 1 — Williams 

Apr. 3 — Dartmouth 

Apr. 10 — Lehigh 

Apr. 12 — Presbyterian 

Apr. 17 — Kalamazoo 

Apr. 19 — Carolina 

Apr. 23 — Rollins 

Apr. 30 — William and Mary 

May 1 — Davidson 

May 8 — at Virginia 

May 15-17 — Conference Tourney at 


Mar. 22 — at South Carolina 

Mar. 24— at Citadel 

Mar. 26— at Rollins 

Mar. 27 — at Florida 

Mar. 28— at Florida 

Apr. 3 — Williams 

Apr. 4 — Harvard 

Apr. 8 — Virginia 

Apr. 10 — Michigan 

Apr. 12 — at Navy 

Apr. 14 — Kentucky 

Apr. 15 — Ohio University 

Apr. 22— at N. C. State 

Apr. 25— Citadel 

Apr. 28 — at Carolina 

May 1-3 — Southern Intercollegiates at 
Athens, Ga. 

May 6 — Wake Forest 

May 9 — North Carolina 

May 16-17 — Conference Tourney at Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C. 

Track : 
Mar. 29 — Florida Relays at Gainesville 
Apr. 5 — at Carolina Relays 
Apr. 8 — Princeton 
Apr. 12 — Navy 
Apr. 22 — at Camp Lejeune 
Apr. 25-26 — at Penn Relays 
May 3 — North Carolina 
May 7— at N. C. State 
May 16-17 — Southern Conference Meet 

at Chapel Hill 

Lacrosse : 
Apr. 1 — Dartmouth 
Apr. 4 — Maryland 
Apr. 9 — Lehigh 
Apr. 11 — Princeton 
Apr. 19 — Washington College 
Apr. 26— at R.P.I. (Troy, N. Y.) 
Apr. 28— at Williams 
May 6 — Washington and Lee 
May 10 — at Mount Washington 
May 15 — North Carolina 

Hoof 'n' Horn Will Present Cole Porter Musical ?? Anything Goes" 

'Anything Goes," a Broadway pro- 
duction with the book by Howard Lind- 
say and lyrics and music by Cole Porter, 
will be presented on April 17 and 18 by 
the Hoof 'n' Horn Club during "Joe 
College Weekend." Dick Blair of War- 
ren, Pa., familiar to many recent gradu- 
ates in his work as business manager and 
president of the club, will be the director 
of the show, ably assisted by Mary Glenn 
Reams of Toledo, Ohio, who is the as- 
sistant director. Miss Reams, now a jun- 
ior, was recently elected president of the 
club for the 1952-53 school year. This 
is the first Broadway show that Hoof 'n' 
Horn has produced but it is not a new 
policy of the club. In 1950 the executive 
committee decided to incorporate the 
presentation of Broadway shows in their 
policy if such a move would further the 
appreciation of musical comedy. 

Dick Blair along with his directing 
will be taking a lead role playing the 
part of Billy Crocker. This was decided 
upon during tryouts when it became evi- 
dent to all that the role of a "man about 
town" would fit Blair to a "T." Jackie 
Hanna as Reno Sweeney will be singing 
some of the great songs of Cole Porter. 
When the show opened on Broadway in 
1934, critics voiced the opinion that the 
songs "I Get a Kick Out of You," "All 
Through the Night," "Anything Goes," 
"Blow, Gabriel, Blow," and "You're the 
Top" were the best of Cole Porter's ca- 
reer. Playing the part of Reverend Dr. 
Moon will be Denny Marks. Marks wrote 
the dialogue for the fall show, "Hullabal- 
loo," which was a revue of the five previ- 
ous shows presented by Hoof 'n' Horn, 
and in addition had a minor lead in last 
year's spring show, "Belles and Ballots," 

which was also presented as a phase of 
the graduation program. 

"Anything Goes" will have its premiere 
on April 17, which will be the kickoff for 
the second annual postwar "Joe College 
Weekend." Students who graduated last 
spring will remember that weekend as 
one of the most riotous of recent times 
with its parade, outdoor concert, dances 
in the new gymnasium with Les Brown 
and "Belles and Ballots." The same plan 
will be roughly followed this year with 
some exceptions. Elliot Lawrence, one of 
the youngest big-name bands in the coun- 
try, will be playing for the concert and 
dances; the parade made up of floats 
mil originate in Durham; the lacrosse 
team will be playing Washington College. 
These are just some of the highlights of 
the week end which promises to surpass 
even last year. 

March, 1952 


The Undergraduate View 

by Ronny Nelson, '52 

■ snuistm 

Once again it's middle of the semester 

This month, for the first time since 
before Christmas, college life seemed to 
be a pretty enjoyable proposition. There 
were lots of things doing to keep everyone 
amused, interested, and generally busy. 
But at the same time there "was nothing 
so pressing that it couldn't be put off un- 
til tomorrow. Mid-semester exams were 
the most immediate worry, and these, 
since they do not assume the proportions 
or importance of finals, were nothing 
to lose sleep over. 

A general atmosphere of complacency 
prevailed. Students were getting their 
education from more than mere books 
and classes. To be sure, they were study- 
ing. But they were doing other things, 
too. Last semester and its results had 
been forgotten; spring vacation was still 
far enough away to be only in the plan- 
ning stage. With elections in many 
phases of extra-curriculars, seniors were 
happily throwing off the burdens of re- 
sponsibility that they had carried for 
the better part of a year and enjoying 
their last months of comparative ease be- 
fore graduation would bring an end to 
the honeymoon. By the same token, the 
leaders-elect were basking in the publicity 
and recognition that goes with election to 
office, happy with their success and not 
yet too painfully aware of their task. 
Life was pretty much worth living, even 
the weather felt like spring was just 
around the proverbial corner, with one 
notable exception. 

Tuesday, February 26, dawned grey 
and cold in Durham, just like the hun- 
dred other rainy days that make the 
student glad he's in the sunny South. 
But by mid-afternoon it was snowing 
up a blizzard, traffic was practically at a 
standstill, and the whole region was well 
on its way to being paralyzed. In the 
evening the snow stopped and stars ap- 
peared. Inquisitive students, which in- 
cluded almost everyone, stirred outside 
to find the campus a veritable winter 
wonderland. Trees glistened under a 
heavy sheath of ice, light sparkled on 
the expanses of unbroken white. In the 
morning, before the big thaw began, 
cameras clicked on every conceivable sub- 
ject from every conceivable angle. Snow- 

men sprang up only to be beaten down 
by a brilliant sun an hour later. And 
as sure as little boys with kites appear 
when the March winds blow, so came the 
short-lived but effective reign of the snow- 
ball. Everything and everyone stood in 
danger of partial or total disability. The 
novelty soon wore off, but not before 
more than a few windows had been 
broken. And so Durham had its once-in- 
a-blue-moon snowfall, the student had his 
winter sports, and all that remained were 
slushy sidewalks, wet feet, and a window 
pane bill. 

Despite the nasty weather of that Tues- 
day night, students turned out in droves 
for an event unique in student-administra- 
tion relations. In Page Auditorium Pres- 
ident Edens, East and West Deans, and 
Student Government heads discussed the 
present student government on campus, 
and then threw themselves to the lions in 
an open question and answer session. 
One of the hottest issues on campus at 
the time, and consequently one of the 
first to be fired at the panel was why 
Duke had turned down a bid to the 
National Invitation Basketball Tourna- 
ment in New York. Feeling had run high 
since the news had broken, and more 
than a little indignation was present when 
Dr. Edens got up to answer the charge. 
With the air of a man who had the 
courage of his convictions, and display- 
ing that personality which makes him 
immediately popular wherever he goes, the 
President explained the Southern Con- 
ference ruling on football bowl bids, and 
asked the question, 'What is the bowl for 
basketball ?" He closed by stating his 
contention that athletics should be re- 
turned to the colleges. That was enough 
for the student. The President had his 
reasons and they were good ones. Every- 
one was more than satisfied. 

Other things were brought up and dis- 
cussed. It was clearly a complaint session 
and the students were not at a loss for 
words. The honor system came up, and 
the cut system. One chronic sorespot, the 
refusal of the departments to make avail- 
able at the time of course card writing 
a schedule listing which professors would 
teach which course sections, came to the 
fore and was settled in favor of the stu- 
dent. At the close of the session, many 

indicated a desire to make them a periodic 
tradition, and it looks as though this will 
come about. The most significant fact 
to come out of the meeting was that 
neither the student body nor the ad- 
ministration has any desire to make un- 
reasonable demands or unjust rulings, and 
that a get-together such as this not only 
accomplishes things, but does it in such 
a way as to leave no unpleasant after 
A Great Climax 

It was the last regular season basket- 
ball game, and Duke was playing its tra- 
ditional rival from Chapel Hill in the 
indoor stadium. No one worried about 
the outcome of the game. Duke was 
already assured a place in the play-offs, 
and Carolina was admittedly no match 
for the Blue Devils. What the student 
body turned out en masse to see was their 
favorite Dick Groat in his last home court 
action. Playing true to form, he did not 
disappoint them. In the closing minutes, 
Groat's score began to approach his 46- 
point record for the Duke Stadium. 
While a thousand fans supported him 
wildly from the stands, four team mates 
fed him the ball in a heartwarming dis- 
play of sportsmanship) and sincere good- 
will. Even the UNC subs on the bench 
were pulling for him. Time after time 
he hit with unerring accuracy. With 
forty five seconds to go, Dick Groat 
pushed the ball through the hoop for the 
last time and retired from the game, 
taking with him a new record of forty 
eight points in one night. The ovation 
was deafening and prolonged. With 
difficulty, the game was finished and the 
hero was carried away. Duke's greatest 
basketball player had closed out his court 
career in characteristic fashion of giving 
his all and then some. Duke wouldn't 
forget Dick Groat for quite a while to 
WDBS Blossoms 

What was last year a floundering, 
financially inadequate WDBS has sud- 
denly blossomed into a flourishing, flush 
two campus radio station. Recently fa- 
cilities were extended to East Campus 
and the program schedule greatly length- 
ened and improved. While canned music 
is still the old stand by, live talent is 
fast becoming the rule. During the re- 
cent Southern Conference basketball 
championships, two student sportscasters 
broadcast all of the Duke games direct 
from the Coliseum in Raleigh. And, to 
the great joy of the station's business 
managers, advertising is slowly creeping 
into the network. 

One of WDBS's newest and most pop- 
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Duke Alumni Register 

Fifty Distinguished Years 

A Half Century of Dedication to Academic Freedom 
Is Observed by the South Atlantic Quarterly 


The Duke University Press is currently 
celebrating the fiftieth birthday of one of 
its ancestors that is still vigorously alive: 
the second oldest literary quarterly in 
the country. 

The South Atlantic Quarterly first ap- 
peared early in 1902. President Kilgo 
introduced it to the Board of Trustees as 
"another effort of Trinity College to de- 
velop in the South a literary spirit and 
to secure a medium through which there 
may be an honest and free discussion of 
serious questions by serious men." 

The South Atlantic almost immediately 
brought national distinction to Trinity for 
its courageous liberalism, and especially 
through the Bassett affair, in which a 
great victory was won for academic lib- 
erty and freedom of expression in the 
United States. Furthermore, within the 
college, it thrust upon the faculty re- 
sponsibilities and opportunities for schol- 
arly research and writing that had a large 
share in making the administrators and 
teachers of the college able to launch a 
university in the 1920's without really 
shifting gears. 

The Quarterly continues to make a 
solid contribution to the world that 
Duke's departments in the humanities 
and the social sciences must serve. It 
invites articles from alumni, from writers 
with intellectual hobbies, from anyone 
who has something good to say in such 
fields as comment on current affairs, eco- 
nomics, political science, history, educa- 
tion, literature, biography, and personal 

To signalize the magazine's golden an- 
niversary, the Duke Press has made the 
January issue of the South Atlantic a 
special number, and it has published an 

Dr. William B. 
Hamilton, associ- 
ate professor of 
history, edited the 
South Atlantic an- 
thology and pre- 
pared this article 
for the Kegister. 

anthology entitled Fifty Tears of the 
South Atlantic Quarterly. 

The special anniversary issue of the 
South Atlantic Quarterly for January, 
1952, features reminiscences of "Early 
Tears of the South Atlantic Quarterly" 
by Professor Edwin Minis, one of the 
founding fathers of the magazine and its 
second editor, 1905-1909. Professor Mims 
relates the Bassett story, and tells of his 
editorial adventures in securing articles 
from such noted men as Hamilton Wright 
Mabie, Daniel Coit Gilman, Bliss Perry, 
Thomas Nelson Page, Albert Shaw, Os- 
wald Garrison Villard, and Lyman Ab- 
bott. The issue includes an article by 
Dr. Harold T. Parker, of the History 
Department, on Napoleon's method of 
governing conquered territory; one by 
Dr. Paul Welsh, of the Philosophy De- 
partment, on "Interpreting Literature" ; 
and a review article on "Problems of 
Modern France" by Dr. Joel Colton of the 
Department of History. The number 
likewise contains two score book reviews 
by members of the Duke Faculty. Pro- 
fessor Laprade, the editor, salutes the 
fiftieth anniversary in an editorial. 

The Editors 

The South Atlantic Quarterly's first 
editor was John Spencer Bassett, the 
founder of the magazine. He was suc- 
ceeded in 1905 by Edwin Mims, now 
Professor Emeritus of English at Van- 
derbilt University, and William H. Glas- 
son, later first Dean of the Duke Grad- 
uate School. When Dr. Mims left Trinity 
in 1909, Dr. Glasson was assisted by Wil- 
liam P. Few. In 1919 these two editors 
handed over the task to William K. Boyd 
and William H. Wannamaker, who 
served until 1929, when Henry R. Dwire 
became editor. On Mr. Dwire's death, 
the post was assumed by William T. 
Laprade, Chairman of the Department of 
History, under whose guidance the Quar- 
terly has entered its fifty-first year. 

In 1929 a Board of Editors was estab- 
lished to assist the editor. -Dr. Laprade, 
N. I. White, and Harvie Branscomb, now 
Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, were 
among its members. Two of the present 
Board have served from its inception : 
Vice-Chancellor W. H. Wannamaker and 
Professor Calvin B. Hoover, the noted 



economist and public servant. The other 
two members are R. Taylor Cole, Pro- 
fessor of Political Science and Editor of 
the American Political Science Review, 
and Charles S. Sydnor, Professor of His- 

Alumni Contributors 

Alumni of Trinity College and Duke 
University have been the most welcome 
contributors through its fifty years. The 
earliest we have noted was of the class 
of 75, Dean Wilbur F. Tillett of the Van- 
derbilt School of Religion, who in 1907 
wrote on the Higher Criticism of the Bible. 
J. S. Bassett, '88, W. K. Boyd, '97, and 
N. I. White, '13, A.M. '14, who have been 
mentioned earlier were heavy contributors. 
Others have been Bruce Payne, '96, the 
President of George Peabody College; 
Culver H. Smith, '23, Ph.D. '33, Chair- 
man of the Department of History of the 
University of Chattanooga; Nettie S. 
Tillett, '13, Associate Professor of Eng- 
lish in the Woman's College of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina; Julian P. 
Boyd, '25, A.M. '26, editor of the Papers 
of Thomas Jefferson; R. P. Harriss, '26, 
editor of Gardens, Houses, and People; 
Edgar W. Knight, '09, A.M. '11, of 
the University of North Carolina, author- 
ity on educational history; William A. 
Mabry, '27, A.M. '28, Ph.D. '33, Chair- 
man of the Social Science Division at 
Randolph-Macon College; Edgar F. Shan- 
non, Jr., A.M. '41 a member of the Har- 
vard English Department; Russell Kirk, 
A.M. '41, at present at St. Andrew's Uni- 
versity, Scotland, on leave from the His- 
tory Department of Michigan State Col- 
lege; George D. Harmon, '21, A.M. '23, 
Chairman of the Department of History 
in Lehigh University; Thomas D. Clark, 
Ph.D. '32, Chairman of the History De- 
partment of the University of Kentucky 
and editor of the Journal of Southern 
History; Roy P. Basler, A.M. '30, Ph.D. 
'31, Executive Secretary of the Abraham 

March, 1952 


Dr. William T. Laprade, professor of history and chairman of the History 
Department, is the current editor of the South Atlantic Quarterly. Dr. 
Laprade succeeded the late Henry R. Dwire in 1944, thus becoming the peri- 
odical's eighth editor. He carries on in the tradition established by the first 
editor, John Spencer Bassett (right), whose name is connected with one of 
the most famous incidents in Duke's history. The "Bassett Case" has become 
synonymous with academic freedom. Dr. Laprade assumed the editorship 
after 15 years as a member of the Board of Editors of the publication. 

Lincoln Association; Robert E. Hosack, 
Ph.D. '31, Chairman of the Department 
of Political Science at the University of 
Idaho; Floyd M. Riddiek, '32, Ph.D. '35, 
an authority on Congressional procedure; 
and Harold" S. Schultz, Ph.D. '43, Associ- 
ate Professor of History at the University 
of Vermont. 

Among the alumni contributors not 
listed above are Professors B. U. Ratch- 
ford, A.M. '27, Ph.D. '32; Joseph C. 
Robert, A.M. '29, Ph.D. '33; and Robert 
H. Woody, A.M. '28, Ph.D. '30 of the 
Duke facultv. 


Fifty Tears of the South Atlantic 
Quarterly. Edited fiy William B. 
Hamilton, Associate Professor of His- 
tory, Duke University. 397 pp. Dale 
University Press, Durham. $5.00. 

This anthology includes thirty -four 
articles from the fifty years of the South 

Atlantic on as many subjects.' It there- 
fore does not lend itself to review. The 
range of its contents can be illustrated by 
mention of a few of the articles that will 
hold especial interest for alumni. Re- 
printed here are Bassett's editorial "Stir- 
ring Up the Fires of Race Antipathy" 
that stirred up the crisis out of which 
Trinity College plucked its victory for 
academic freedom. The story is docu- 
mented also by the statement of the 
Board of Trustees on the subject, the 
memorial of the faculty, and the account 
of the students' part in this celebrated 
affair. The last, reprinted from the 
Archive for December, 1903, was written 
by Mr. W. P. Budd, Sr., '04, Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Budd-Piper Roofing 
Company of Durham. 

There is also an article by Professor 
William Howell Pegram, the "grand old 
man of Trinity College," that summed 
up the state of knowledge on the atomic 
theory and electronics in 1911. There are 
articles by Dr. Kilgo on education in the 
South ; Professor William K. Boyd on 
the German historian Mommsen; Dean 
William H. Glasson on the campaign 
against hookworm in the South; Profes- 
sor Thornton S. Graves on "The Ass as 

Actor" ; Professor Edwin Mims on Walter 
Hines Page; Professor N. I. White on 
biographers of Shelley; Professor Kath- 
arine Gilbert on "What Is Philosophy?"; 
and Professor W. T. Laprade on "The 
Power of the English Press in the Eight- 
eenth Century." Mr. Hamilton contrib- 
utes an introductory history and critique 
of the South Atlantic. 

Divinity School Graduates 
In All Parts of the World 

Twenty-five Duke Divinity School 
graduates, now serving as missionaries 
in all parts of the world, were recognized 
at a special service in York Chapel dur- 
ing February. The recognition came as 
a part of the 1952 Missionary Emphasis 
Week program on the Duke Campus. 

A featured speaker of the week was 
the Reverend Inman Townsley, B.D. '37, 
a Methodist missionary to the Belgian 
Congo since 1938. He spoke on the rela- 
tion of African Witch Doctors to the 
growth of Christianity in their part of 
the world. Many are becoming staunch 
allies of Christian workers he said. Mr. 
Townsley, now on a year's furlough in 
the United States, has served for the 
past five years in Wembo Xyama, 200 
miles South of the Equator and 175 
miles from the nearest government post. 

The Duke alumni honored during Mis- 
sionary Emphasis Week were : William 
E. Andrews, B.D. '40, Charles Wesley 
Clay, '29, B.D. '32, Lewistine Maetin 
McCoy, B.D. '44, . Jessie Marion Wall 
McCoy (Mrs. Lewistine M.), R.N., B.S.JST. 
'43, and Ernest Elijah O'Neal, Jr., B.D. 
'41. all in Brazil. 

Linwood Earl Blackburn, '38, B.D. '41, 
Angola Africa ; Annie Eloise Bradshaw, 
M.R.E. '50, East China; Garfield Evans, 
A.M. '32, B.D. '33, and Christine Stout 
Evans (Mrs. Garfield), '33, Cuba; Mary 
Douglas Finch, '31, Andrew Vandiver 
Harbin, Jr., B.D. '32, and Isaac L. Shaver, 
'19, Japan; Robert Grumbine, B.D. '50, 
Alaska; Dr. George W. Harley, '16, Li- 
beria ; Robert Crawford Howard, B.D. 
'47, and Haniel Jones, B.D. '45, Burma; 
Carl Wesley Judy, B.D. '43, James Wal- 
ton Spitzkeit, and Archer Rudder Turner, 
B.D. '45, Korea ; Arthur Cicero Kennedy, 
Jr., B.D. '44. North China; James Ed- 
ward Major, B.D. '43, Chile; William 
Ferrell Pledger, B.D. '37, Gujarat, India; 
Milton Harvey Robinson, B.D. '48, Ar- 
gentina ; Wood Knight Whetstone, '39, 
Delhi, India; and Inman Townsley, B.D. 
'37, Central Congo, Africa. 


Duke Alumni Register 


Another Album of Records by the Duke 

Glee Club, Chapel Choir and 

Marching Band 

In Response to Requests for more Duke 
Music on Records 

Celebrating its twenty-fifth year of singing under the direction of J. Foster 
Barnes, the Glee Club has once again recorded some of its most popular songs 
so that alumni in all parts of the country can return to the campus in song. 

Accompanied by the Duke Marching Band, led by Paul Bryan, and by 
pianist Walter Ball, the Glee Club presents eight different numbers on four 
sides. On the two remaining record sides, the Chapel Choir, accompanied by 
Mildred L. Hendrix, University Organist, has recorded some of their favorites. 

The three ten inch records will be available in an attractive and colorful 
album which includes familiar scenes of the University. The records were made 
by Recorded Publications Company and bear RCA Victor labels. 


Blue and White Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee 

Dear Old Duke Gaudeamus Igitur 

Fight, Blue Devils, Fight glee club 


King Jesus Is A-Listening 
The Sleigh 

GLEE club and piano Hear My Prayer 

Comrade's Song of Hope The Lord's Prayer 


A Mighty Fortress Is Our God 


March, 1952 69 

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1. Toidit SALrs. Marvbelle Adams Sales, '44. Thomas D. 
Sales, B.S.C.E. '44. 'Virginia Beach, Va. 

2. Richard Edward Ferguson, III. John Ramsey Fergu- 
son. Beatrice Abernethy Ferguson, '39. R. Edward Fergu- 
son, Jr., '38. Clinton, ' S. C. 

3. Philip Wenford Kirkland. Philip H. Kirkland, '36. Dur- 
ham, X. C. 

4. Janie Bingham. Virgie Rae Bingham, R.N. '48. Alvin L. 
Bingham, Jr., B.S.M.E. '49. Hamburg, N. Y. 

5. Jesse P. Perry, III. Sarah Brinn Perry, '37. Jesse P. 
Perrv, Jr., '47, B.F. '48. Mexico D. F., Mex. 

6. Allin V. Walker. James H. Walker, '42. Raleigh, KT. C. 

7. Stephen Doyle. Betty Long Doyle, '44. Robert S. Doyle, 
'38. Erie, Pa. 

8. John Clark White, Jr. Victoria Lee White. Mary 
Nelson Freels White (Mrs. J. C), '44. Charleston, W. Va. 

9. Randolph Jackson Alexander, Jack Alexander, '36. 
Brevard, N. C. 

10. John T. Lanahan. Katherine Lanahan. E. Lauck 
Lanahan, Jr. Anne McClenaghan Lanahan, '44. E. 
Lauck Lanahan, '43. Pittsburgh, Pa. 


Duke Alumni Register 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


February, 1952 


Robert M. Hardee, B.D. '33, Gastonia, N. C. 

Ben L. Smith, Sr., '16, A.M. '37, Greensboro, 
N. C. 

Algernon S. Noell, Jr., B.S.M.E. '51, Wil-" 
mington, Del. 

Eichard V. Landis, '49, Atlanta. Ga. 

Louis C. Allen, Jr., '45, LL.B. '49, Burling- 
ton, N. C. 

Betty Bockmiller Williams (Mrs. D. B.), 
'49, Gastonia, N. C. 

D. B. (Bill) Williams, '50, Gastonia, N. C. 

Richard S. Douglas, '48, LL.B. '51, West- 
field, N. J. 

Emmett K. MeLarty, Jr., '31, B.D. '34, 
Morganton, N. C. 

Virginia Spenee Westlake (Mrs. E. F., Jr.), 
'40, State College, Pa. 

Cora Wescott Spenee (Mrs. T. T.), '15, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 

Edwin V. Mack, '38, LL.B. '41, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

Marcia Russell Gobbel (Mrs. L. L.), A.M. 
'28, Greensboro, N. C. 

Luther L. Gobbel, '18, Greensboro, N. C. 

Marie Assenheimer Whitaker (Mrs. C. S.), 
'37, Clarksville, Md. 

Charles S. Whitaker, B.S.M. & M.D. '38, 
Clarksville, Md. 

Judge Allen H. Gwyu, '18, Reidsville, N. C. 


Classes having reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1952, are as follows: '02, Golden 
Anniversary'; '21; '22; '23; '24; '27, Silver 
Anniversary ; '42, Tenth Year Reunion ; '46 ; 
'47; and '48. 


Class Agent: Dr. A. W. Plyler 
E. H. DAVIS has been missed at the vari- 
ous campus functions during the past year. 
A recent card from him tells that he is 
living with his two sisters in Louisburg, 
N. C, and expresses regret that he has been 
unable to attend any of the University 
activities lately. Mr. Davis is 92 years old. 

'09 ■ 

President: M. A. Briggs 

Class Agent : *M. A. Briggs 
Street, Asheville, N. C, has recently retired 
from the staff of the Asheville Times. As 
a member of the organization for the past 
31 years, he has held virtually every position 
there is on a newspaper staff. Mr. Seroggs 

Norman S. Preston, Jr., B.D. '45, McKenney, 

Donald S. Hermance. '51, East Greenwich, 

R. I. 
Ietje von Dobbenburgh Orr (Mrs. H. A.. 

Jr.), B.S. '51, Enka, X. C. 
Al E. Philips, '43, LL.B. '50, West Engle- 

wood, X. J. 
W. L. Bergeron, '52, Greenwich, Conn. 
Jack Bingaman, '51, Greensboro, X. C. 
John V. Grace, '51, Cobleskill, X. Y. 
Walter M. Upchurch, Jr., '31, LL.B. '36, 

New York, N. Y. 
Douglas J. Jones, '51, Washington, D. C. 
John W. Clowar, '51, U. S. Navy 
George V. Allen, '24, LL.D. '49, American 

Embassy, Yugoslavia 
Eugene H. Brooks, '27, Springfield, X. J. 
Til Paty Seward (Mrs. J. E.), '47, Eliza- 

bethton, Tenn. 
John E. (Bubber) Seward, '44, Elizabeth- 
ton, Tenn. 
Sam L. Harvey, Jr., '51, Cocoa, Fla. 
Anne Slaughter Flowers (Mrs. H. E.), '40, 

Richmond, Va. 
B. B. Slaughter, '13, Durham, X. C. 
Robert A. Kenaston, B.S.C.E. '51, U. S. 

Air Force 

began his career in 1907 on the Winston- 
Salem Sentinel and also served on the At- 
lanta Georgian before going to Asheville. 

'15 - 

President: E. Ray Bond 

Class Agent: Lonnie L. Ivey 
At the annual banquet session of t'"e 
Oceoneechee Council, held in Chapel Hill, 
N. C, in January, F. W. McCRACKEN. 
'30, of Sanford, X. C, and E. X. BROWER, 
of Hope Mills, X. C, were presented Silver 
Beaver Awards, the highest recognition for 
adult volunteer Boy Scout leaders. 

'25 - 

President: Marshall I. Pickens 
Class Agent: Joseph C. Whisnant 
DR. ROBERT LONG, a dentist and Boy 
Scout executive in Roxboro, N. G, was re- 
cently named the outstanding citizen of 
1951 in Person County. The award was 
made at a meeting of the Roxboro Ex- 
change Club, with Rotarians, Kiwanians, 
and members of the Junior Chamber of 
Commerce and the Business and Profes 
sional Women's Club also attending. 

Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1952 

Vice-president: George R. Wallace 
Class Agent: A. Hugo Kimball 
J. MURREY ATKINS is working with R 
S. Dickson and Company, Investment Se- 
curities, in Charlotte, N. C. His mailing 
address is Box 542, R 2, and his residence 
is at 3401 Providence Road. The Atkins 
have three children, J. Murrey, Jr., Judith 
W., and Katharine G. 

The address of CLAIBORNE E. BROG- 
DEN, a chemist for the American Tobacco 
Company, is 11 Greenway Lane, Richmond 
26, Va. He and Mrs. Brogden lave two 
children, Nancy Electa and Claiborne E., 

GEORGE H., JR.) of Apex, N. C, is a 
social caseworker for the North Carolina 
Department of Public Welfare in the Edu- 
cation Building, Raleigh. X. C. She and 
Mr. Brooks have a son, GEORGE HARRIS 
BROOKS III, '52, and a daughter. Laura 

MR. and Mrs. EUGENE H. BROOKS and 
their two children, Eugene, Jr., and William 
W., live at 162 Short Hills Avenue, Spring- 
field, N. J. Eugene handles property in- 
surance for the American Insurance Com- 
pany, 15 Washington Street, Newark, N. J. 
Brookshire, of R No. 2, Huntington Park, 
Charlotte, N. C, have two children, Carolyn 
and Stanford, Jr. Stan is an executive 
partner and sales engineer for the Engineer- 
ing Sales Company, 123 West 29th Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

NATHAN ALFRED KALE, of 4210 Mari- 
ban Court, Baltimore, Md., is a clerk in the 
United States Post Office in that city. He 
and Mrs. Kale are the parents of three sons. 
JCSEPH PRICE DEEPER, whose address 
is Box 318, Route 1, Tampa 4, Fla., is 
superintendent of the Hillsborough County 
Juvenile Home. 

M. A. LEWIS is pastor of the Pine Grove 
Charge iu the Winston-Salem District of 
tie Western North Carolina Conference of 
the Methodist Church. He and Mrs. Lewis 
have a daughter, Ada Lizette, and a son, 
Arthur Alan. 

CORDON HEARST ROSSER is vice-presi- 
dent and director of Kirchofer and Arnold 
Associates, investment dealers, of Raleigh, 
X. C. He and Mrs. Rosser and their two 
children, Gordon, Jr., and Beryl Massey, 
live at 1104 Xorth Gregson Street, Durham. 

manager of the Fayetteville Mutual In- 
surance Agency, 520% Hay Street, Fayette- 
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makes her home at 116 Hinsdale Avenue in 
Fayetteville. She has one son, Sergeant 
William D. Snyder, Jr., who is serving in 

LOIS SWEANEY of 120 West Main Street, 
Durham, is a teacher in the Durham City 

THOMAS EUGENE WAGG, editor of the 
Greensboro Free Press, Mrs. Wagg, and 
their son, Thomas E., Jr., live at 2401 
Friendly Eoad, Greensboro, N. C. 

(MRS. HERBERT), '27, A.M. '29, writes 
that she is busy making a recently pur- 
chased house into a home. She and Dr. 
Weaver, an associate professor of history 
at Vanderbilt University, are living at 3718 
Brighton Road, Nashville, Tenn. A former 
president of the Duke Alumnae Association, 
Blanche Henry is secretary of Christian 
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President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick 
Class Agent: Edward G. Thomas 

THOMAS J. LASSITER, of Smithfield, N. 
C, editor and publisher of The Smithfield 
Herald and president of the North Carolina 
Press Association, is an associate professor 
of journalism at the University of North 
Carolina. Next summer he will move his 
wife, his mother, and his three children to 
Chapel Hill, where he will maintain his resi- 
dence, though he still plans to continue his 
association with his paper in Smithfield. 

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President: Larry E. Bagwell 
Class Agent: James L. Newsom 

ING KING, B.S.M.E. '36, live at 3689 Nel- 
son Street, Riverside, Calif. Belding is 
working with the Government Bureau of 
Weights and Standards. 

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President : Frank J. Sizemore 
Class Agents: James H. Johnston, Clif- 
ford W. Perry 

Little Philip Wenford Kirkland, whose pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters page this 
month, is the son of MR. and Mrs. PHILIP 
H. KIRKLAND of 2S03 Elgin St., Durham, 
N. C. "Phil" is a clerk in the Duke Sta- 
tion Post Office. 

JACK ALEXANDER and his family live 
in Brevard, N. O, while he works for the 
Ecusta Paper Corporation of Pisgah Forest, 
N. C. He has a four-year-old son, Randolph 
Jackson, better known as "Randy," whose 
picture is on the Sons and Daughters page 
of this issue. 

President : Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
Class Agent: William F. Womble 
HANS J.), A.M., and Lt. Col. Waller live 
at 29 Outer Octagon, Randolph Air Force 
Base, San Antonio, Texas. Ruth is assistant 
Red Cross Field Director there. 
JESSE P., '47, M.F. '48, and SARAH 
BROTN PERRY are living at Londres 45, 
Mexico D. F., Mex., where Jesse is admin- 
istrative assistant to the director of the 
agricultural program for the Rockefeller 
Foundation in Mexico. A picture of their 
son, Jesse III, who will be two years old 
on May 6, is on the Sons and Daughters 
page of this issue. 

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President: Russell Y. Cooke 
Class Agent: William M. Courtney 
GERALDINE ASHWORTH is in charge of 
the Medical Secretarial Course being offered 
by the West Virginia Business College, Blue- 
field, W. Va. She is a graduate of the 
Duke University Hospital School of Medical 
Record Library Science, and has had a great 
deal of experience as a medical secretary. 
Morriss, of 2323 Englewood Avenue, Dur- 
ham, have announced the birth of a son, 
David Clarence, on January 13. They also 
have two other sons, Jerome, 12, and Joel, 
10, and a daughter, Myra, 7. 
THOMAS W. POWER is sales representa- 
tive for Eastern Coal Sales Company. He 
and Mrs. Power and their eight-year-old 
daughter, Jo Anne, live at 519 South Duke 
Street, Durham. 

ROBERT S. DOYLE and his wife, BETTY 
LONG DOYLE, '44, are the proud parents 
of young Stephen Doyle, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters page. They live 
at 329 W. 7th Street in Erie, Pa., where 
Bob is a research and development chemist 
with the General Electric Company. 
The R. E. FERGUSONS, JR., live at 202 
S. Jones Street in Clinton, S. C. ED and 
BEA (ABERNETHY), '39, have two sons, 
three-and-a-half -year-old Dick and eighteen- 
months-old Jack whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters page of this issue. Ed 
is with the Industrial Supply Company. 

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President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent: William F. Franck, Jr. 
W. HILL HUDSON, JR., and Mrs. Hudson 
have announced the arrival of their third 
son, Robert Christopher, on October 25, 
1951. The two older boys are Hill III, 8, 
and Morris, 4. Hill is manager of W. H. 
Hudson & Company, Inc., department store 
in Shelby, N. C. 

WAITE W.), her two sons and two daugh- 
ters sue living at 126 Alabama Avenue, 
Norfolk 2, Va., while Mr. Worden is serving 
in the Marine Corps. 


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President : John D. MaeLauehlan 
Class Agent: Addison P. Penfield 
and NEIL C. BLANTON have announced 
the birth of a daughter, Patricia Jane, on 
January 9. The Blantons live at 133 South 
Morris Street, Waynesburg, Pa. 
and D. N. CHADWICK, JR., '48, of 300 
Northwood Circle, Apartment 2, Durham, 
have announced the birth of a son, David 
Nicholas III, on January 8. They also have 
a daughter, Emily, 2. 

EDWARD E. MARTZ, '40, A.M. '42, 
suffered a heart attack on February 24, and 
is now confined to Shadyside Hospital in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. Mrs. Martz writes that 
he is progressing nicely, but will be unable 
to resume his pastoral duties as co-pastor of 
the Smithfield Evangelical Protestant 
Church (Congregational), until some time 
in June. Coach Jack Coombs recently heard 
from Ed, and reports that he is in fine 
spirits. Ed would appreciate hearing from 
his friends. Mail should be sent to his home 
address 902 N. Meadowcroft Ave., Pitts- 
burgh 16, Pa. 


President: Andrew L. Dueker, Jr. 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Dueker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
merly of Durham and now pro at St. Peters- 
burg, Pla., was honored in January by 
the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association 
as the "most courageous athlete of 1951." 
Thirteen hundred people attended a special 
dinner during which tribute was paid to 
him and his outstanding comeback in the 
golf world after being seriously injured in 
a plane crash more than a year ago. 
The address of BAYARD E. HEATH, JR., 
2277 Riverside Drive, Beloit, Wis. Bayard 
is serving as a Captain in the ROTC. 
B.), A.M., her husband, and their two 
daughters, Sara Elizabeth and Mary Jane, 
are living in Gunter, South India, where 
their address is Lutheran Church Offices, 
P. O. Box 36. Mr. Irvin is working in the 
Department of Education with the Teachers' 
Training Program. 

is teaching in Mansfield, Pa. He and Mrs. 
Milliren and their four-year-old twins live 
at No. 47 College Avenue, Mansfield. 


Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 
and GEORGE J. COOPER, JR., M.D. '43, 
reside at 3641 Raniona Street, Pala Alto, 
Calif. George is a practicing surgeon in 

Redwood City, Calif. The Coopers have 
two sons, Jackie, 4, and Jerry, 1%. 
J. ALEX McMAHON and Mrs. McMahon, 
of 20 Whitehead Circle, Chapel Hill, N. C, 
have announced the birth of a daughter, 
Sally, on January 28. They also have a 
young son, Alex T. Alex is assistant di- 
rector of the Institute of Government at the 
University of North Carolina. 
Class President JAMES H. WALKER and 
his wife, Ann, have a sixteen-months-old son 
Allin V. Walker, whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters page of this issue. The 
Walkers live at 811 Bryan Street in Ra- 
leigh, N. C. "Jimmie" is a member of the 
firm of Lassiter, Leager, and Walker, at- 

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President : Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent: Sid L. Gulledge, Jr. 
G. ROBERT HILLIER and Miss Lydia 
Link were married January 19 and spent 
their honeymoon in Mexico. Bob is office 
manager of the Singer Sewing Machine 
Company district collection headquarters 
in Manhattan Beach, Calif. 
A son, Lawrence Adrian, was born January 
HUPP and JESSE W. HUPF, Ph.D. '45. 
Their address is 608 Delaware Avenue, Lans- 
dale, Pa. 

CRONE SMITH, '44, have two children, 
Pamela Anne 5, and James Craig 1. The 
Smiths live at 22 State Street, Norwalk, 
Ohio, and Jim is chief industrial engineer 
for National Earm Machinery, Inc., in Belle- 
vue, Ohio. 

HOWARD WALKER, JR., B.S. '43, Ph.D. 
'47, is a research chemist for the Federal 
Agriculture Department, with offices at the 
United States Regional Research Labora- 
tories, Albany, Calif. He, his wife and 
child make their home at 3217 Stanley 
Boulevard, Lafayette, Calif. 
JOHN A. WHITESEL, B.D., assistant to 
the chaplain of Boston University, has re- 
signed in order to complete his doctorate 
studies at the Boston University School of 
Theology and begin social service work with 
the Syracuse, N. Y., Council of Churches. 
Since going to Boston University in 1948, 
he has organized the University's hospital 
visitation service for confined students. 
The E. LAUCK LANAHANS live at 262 
N. Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 
Lauck is with the American Hospital Sup- 
ply Corporation. He and his wife, the 
former ANNE McCLENAGHAN, '44, have 
three children, Lauck, Jr., six, John, two 
and a half, and Katherine, one. Their pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters page 
this month. 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent: H. Watson Stewart 
October 8, 1951, was the wedding date of 
MARTHA MAE BERRY and Mr. George 
Hartman ONeil, who were married in the 


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First Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala. 
Both the bride's and bridegroom's parents 
had been married on October 8, 1914. Mr. 
O'Neil is an alumnus of Purdue University. 
The couple is making their home at 2519-G 
Park Lane Court South, Birmingham 9. 
JAMES), her husband, and their son and 
daughter live at 6614 Altama Road, Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 

A son, Neil Allen McDonald, was born 
November 14, 1951, to WALTER NEIL 
McDONALD, '44, B.D. '48, and Mrs. Mc- 
Donald. Walter is pastor of Riverside 
Methodist Church, New Bern, N. O, where 
their address is 1405 North Pasteur Street. 
'47, is research attorney to Associate Justice 
Douglas L. Edmonds of the Supreme Court 
of California. Having previously served as 
national field representative of Phi Alpha 
Delta Law Fraternity, Sandy re-entered 
private practice in 1951 and studied Cali- 
fornia practice and procedure at Stanford 
University. His address is 559 11th Av- 
enue, San Francisco 18, Calif. 
MRS. JOHN C. WHITE, sent the picture 
of her two children, Johnny, four, and 
Vicki, two, for the Sons and Daughters page 
this month. The Whites live at 3906 Vir- 
ginia Avenue, S. E., in Charleston, W. Va. 
Little Tommy Sales, whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters page this month, is the 
THOMAS D. SALES, B.S.C.E. Their ad- 
dress is 203 35th Street, Virginia Beach, 
Va. Tom is an engineer with Tidewater 
Construction Corporation. 

talion at Parris Island, S. C. He and Mrs. 
Saturday, the former ANN HARRELL, '47, 
have a daughter Barbara Lyn, who was born 
July 7, 1951, and they live at Apt. 4B, 
Beaufort Gardens, Beaufort, S. C. 


President : Charles B. Markham, Jr. 

Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 
The address of LIEUTENANT EDGAR 
B. BENNETT, B.S., who has recently been 
recalled to active duty with the Navy, is 35 
West 10th Street, New York, N. Y. 
MAE OAKES BROWN, '46, are living at 
26 Gales Drive, New Providence, N. J. They 
have a young son, Stephen Lyons, born 
August 30, 1951. Walter received the M.A. 
and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard XTniversi- 
ty, and is now an experimental physicist 
for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray 
Hill, N. J. 

(MRS. JAMES H.) and Mr. Henry have a 
son, James Watson Henry, born December 
28, 1951. Their address is 3609 Chevy 
Chase Lake Drive, Chevy Chase, Md. 
U.S.N.R., is assistant disbursing officer at 
the Jacksonville, Fla., Naval Air Station. 
His home is at 5302 Janice Circle, Jack- 
sonville 5. 

SATURDAY, USMC, B.S. '45, B.S.E.E. '48, 
who served in Korea from October 15 to 
December 12, 1950, is currently assigned as 
a company officer for a recruit training bat- 



Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : B. G. Munro 

Class Agent: Robert E. Cowin 
ing and dairying in Oxford, N- C., where 
he lives on R.F.D. No. 1. He is also an 
alumnus of Elon College. 
M.D. '50, whose home address is 215 South 
Pine Street, Rocky Mount, N. C, has been 
awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" 
device for heroism in action. The award 
was made for action on July 4, 1951, with 
the 1st Battalion of the 7th Infantry Regi- 
ment uear Toryo-bong, Korea. A battalion 
surgeon, Henry voluntarily left his aid sta- 
tion which had been filled to capacity and 
rushed to the embattled area to give im- 
mediate medical treatment to the wounded. 
Moving about the hazardous terrain and 
disregarding the intense hostile fire, he ad- 
ministered effective medical aid to wounded 
men and supervised their rapid evacuation. 
'47, B.S.N.Ed. '49, and Mr. Russell Gra- 
hame Gordon were married November 19 
in the Duke University Chapel. Betty, who 
was previously on the staff of Duke Hos- 
pital, is now teaching at Baylor University. 
She and Mr. Gordon, an alumnus of South- 
ern Methodist University, are living at 8512 
Thackeray, Dallas, Texas. 

to the executive vice-president of the Daven- 
port Insurance Corporation. Her home is 
at 3914 Park Avenue, Richmond 21, Va. 

MARIE BAKER BRITT, B.S., received the 
M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins Medical 
School and is now an intern in pediatrics 
at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 
5, Md. 

For meritorious service in Korea, MAJOR 
'48, of Arcadia, Calif., has received the 
Bronze Star Medal. He was sent to Tokyo 
on temporary duty with a small group of 
medical officers before the outbreak of the 
Korean conflict, and to the battle area with 
the first U. S. Army troops who entered com- 
bat. He displayed outstanding leadership 
and professional skill in supervising the treat- 
ment and evacuation of patients under the 
difficult combat conditions which existed at 
that time. Warren is now an assistant resi- 
dent in obstetrics and gynecology at Brooke 
Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 

WILLIAM G. DUCKER, of 2500 Vail Av- 
enue, Charlotte, N. C, is an accountant for 
the White Motor Company. He and Mrs. 
Ducker have two children, George Leslie, 
4, and Nancy Elizabeth, 2. 

E. E. ELLIOTT, JR., is an industrial engi- 
neer for General Motors Corporation, Tern- 

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stedt Division. He and Mrs. Elliott and their 
six-year-old son, Escalus til, live at 3226 
Kenyon Road, Columbus 12, Ohio. 
FRED R.) writes that her husband has 
been recalled to active duty with the Ma- 
rine Corps with the rank of captain. They 
have been making their home in Knosville, 
Tenn., where Mr. Hurt was a salesman for 
Piedmont Paper Company. Lucy Belle re- 
quests that her home address, 902 Vickers 
Avenue, Durham, be used as their mailing 

WALTER V.), her husband, and their 
daughter, Jennifer, live at 2-2A 14th Av- 
enue, East Paterson, N. J. 
BETTY ANNE McMAHAN, '46, A.M. '48, 
is a research fellow in the Parapsychology 
Laboratory at Duke. 

BARBARA L. PERKINS, whose address is 
813 Buchanan Boulevard, Durham, is a sec- 
retary to Dean R. B. Cox at Duke. 

'47, whose address is 225 West 86th Street, 
New York, N. Y., is a consulting engineer 
with Percival R. Moses & Associates. Ken- 
neth, who has also attended the University 
of Pittsburgh and New York University, is 
a licensed professional engineer in New 
York State, an associate member of the 
American Institute of Electrical Engineers 
and a junior member of the Architectural 
League of New York. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: Grady B. Stott 

Class Agent : Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
Walter Patrick Terry were united in mar- 
riage January 26 at an informal ceremony 
at the home of the bride in Durham. They 
are making their home on R.F.D. 1, Ba- 
hama, N. C. 

Duke Memorial Church, Durham, was the 
scene of the wedding of JEAN MILLS 
BERRY, R.N., and Mr. George Newell Whit- 
ing on January 26. Jean has been a mem- 
ber of the staff of nurses at Duke Hospital. 
Mr. Whiting is resuming his studies at the 
University of Wisconsin after serving with 
the Marine Corps in Korea. The couple is 

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making their home at 409 Park View, 
Racine, Wise. 

THOMAS C. CLIFFORD, M.D., is serving 
as a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps at 
Fort Jackson. His address is 1829 Glen- 
wood Road, Columbia, S. C. 
JR., B.S.M.E., of Richmond, Va., received 
the silver wings of a jet fighter pilot on De- 
cember 15 at Williams Air Force Base, 
Chandler, Ariz. He previously served on 
the U. S. S. Coral Sea and Midway as a 
reserve cruise gunnery officer. 
B.S.C.E., whose home address is 227 Sullivan 
Street, New York 5, N. Y., is a fire in- 
surance underwriter for Atlantic Mutual 
Insurance Company. A former sales engi- 
neer for the Crane Company, Richmond, Va., 
and structural designer for the West Vir- 
ginia Pulp and Paper Company, Tom re- 
ceived the degree of master of science in 
business administration from the University 
of North Carolina. 

HERBERT D. FISCHER, '47, LL.B. '48, 
is an attorney at law. He and Mrs. Fischer 
and their three children, Mary B., 6, Jean 
L., 2, and William, 1, live at 21 Lettney 
Place, West Haven, Conn. 
LACE), her husband, and their five-year-old 
daughter, Alice June, live at 570 Nitengale 
Drive, Miami Springs, Fla. 
BRUCE K. GOODMAN and Mrs. Good- 
man, who have recently built a new house 
at 84 Oakvale, Highland Park, 111., have 
announced the birth of a daughter, Marjorie, 
on January 5. Bruce is associated with 
Evans Realty Company in Evanston, 111. 
Central Avenue, Westerville, Ohio, is secre- 
tary and sales manager of the J. W. Hance 
Manufacturing Company, 235 East Broad- 

(MRS. JOHN R.) and her husband are 
living at 1913 South Tremont Street, Ocean- 
side, Calif. 

is working in the office of DR. JOSEPH 
FARRINGTON, B.S. '34, 415 Greenleaf 
Building, Jacksonville, Fla. Her home ad- 
dress is 2338 Oak Street, Apartment No. 3. 
GORDON, JR.) and Mr. Vestal have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Mary Ellis, 
on January 20. The Vestals' new address 
is Old Wilson Road, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

M.D. '51, were married February 2 in the 
Duke University Chapel. Until her mar- 
riage Barbara was a secretary in the Dean's 
office at Duke. The couple is now making 
their home at 1633 Lenox Avenue, N. E., in 
Atlanta, Ga., where Bill is interning at 
Grady Memorial Hospital. 

bride of Mr. William Howard Smisson in a 
ceremony at the Church of the Good Shep- 
herd, Raleigh, N. C, on November 21, 1951. 


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They are living in Chattanooga, Tenn., 
where Mr. Smisson, an alumnus of the Uni- 
versity of Georgia, is connected with Min- 
nesota Mining and Manufacturing Com- 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent: Jack H. Quaritius 
The marriage of REBECCA ALDERMAN, 
JR., was solemized in the chancel of the 
University Chapel. They are now living 
at 1004 Carolina Avenue, Durham. Rebecca 
is a member of the supervisory staff of 
Duke Hospital, and Paul is doing graduate 
work in chemistry at Duke. 
JACK C), B.S.N., R.N., is an Assistant 
instructor in Nursing Arts at the Duke 
School of Nursing. She and Jack, a senior 
engineering student at Duke, live on Pickett 
Road in Durham. Their mailing address is 
Box 2906 Duke Hospital, Durham. 
been named to the legal staff of Shellmar 
Products Corporation, Mount Vernon, Ohio. 
The Breithaupts and their two children 
previously lived in Columbus, Ohio. 
Bryan paid a visit to the Alumni Office 
recently on their way home to 2 Brierly 
Lane, R.D. No. 2, Homestead Park, Pa., 
after a six-week visit in Miami, Fla. He 
is employed by Nichols Realty Company, 
Bakewell Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
WILLIAM H.), B.S., is a biochemist at 
the Third Army Medical Laboratory, Veter- 
inary Branch, Fort McPherson, Ga. Doro- 
thy, whose home address is 1827 West 
Anderson Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, Ga., re- 
ceived the M.S. degree from Emory Uni- 

and their two children, Thomas Ray, 3, and 
Cynthia Mae, 1%, live at 416 Thomas 
Street, Roaring Spring, Pa. He is a re- 
search associate in the Department of 
Physics, Pennsylvania State College, State 
College, Pa. 

KAY LAUER, whose address is 12 Jeffer- 
son Avenue, Evansville 13, Ind., is adver- 
tising manager of the R. G. Furniture 

THOMAS A. McCLEES, B.S.C.E., is an 
engineer for the J. A. Jones Construction 
Company. He and Mrs. McClees, the former 
MILDRED L. TAYLOR, '49, are living at 
329 Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
THOMAS N. MARTIN are living in the 
Martin .Apartments, No. 1, Lewis Street, 
Oak Hill, W. Va. Marilyn does substitute 
teaching in the elementary schools there, 
and Thomas runs Martins' Bargain Store 
and is agent for the State Farm Mutual In- 
surance Company. 

3403 Santiago, Tampa, Fla., is a salesman 
for Continental Can Company. 
Miss Joan Ware Hickey and ARNE 
ROSTAD, JR., were married December 1 
in the Chantry of St. Thomas Episcopal 
Church, New York City. Mrs. Rostad is 
an alumna of St. Margaret's School, Water- 
bury, Conn., and the Art Students League, 
New York City. The couple is making 
their home in Litchfield, Conn. 
B.S.C.E., is a structural steel designer for 
the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He and 
HAM), '49, live at 1123 West Broad Street, 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

JACK HARRISON STAUF, who lives at 
859 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y., 
is a salesman for the Harry G. Stauf Com- 

ated with Leedy, Wheeler & Alleman, Inc., 
Investment Bankers. He and Mrs. Wheeler 
live at 1126 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Fla. 
AL (A. L., JR.), B.S.M.E. '49, and VIRGIE 
(RAE) BINGHAM, R.N., and their little 
daughter, Janie (see Sons and Daughters 
page), live at 28 Raymond Street in Ham- 
burg, N. Y. Al is an engineer with the 
Bethlehem Steel Company. 

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Miss Roberta Gilman and DAVID POL- 
INGER, who were married January 20 at 
his home in Mt. Vernon, N. Y., are living 
at 78-11 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, 
Long Island, N. Y. Dave is a producer of 
radio programs for Voice of America. 
ORDWAY SPEIR of Bethel, N. C, have 
announced the birth of a daughter, Carolyn 
Grace, on December 30. Little Carolyn 
Grace also has a very proud grandfather, 
LOR, JR., LL.B. of Oxford, N. C, is serving 
with the Judge Advocate Division of the 
Army and is stationed with Headquarters 
European Command in Heidelberg, Ger- 

'50 > 

President: Jane Suggs Nelson (Mrs. 
F. J.) 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 
JOAN BELTZ was married last June to 
Lieutenant Robert H. Voreck, United States 
Army, who is giving basic field artillery 
training to draftees at Camp Chaffee, Ar- 
kansas. They are living in Fort Smith, 
Ark., but Joan asks that mail be sent to 
135 Overbrook Road, Elyria, Ohio. 
married December 29 at the First Baptist 
Church, Brunswick, Ga. Elizabeth is a secre- 
tary for the General Staff of the U. S. 
Army at the Pentagon, and Charles is serv- 
ing in the Army at Fort Belvoir, Va. The 

couple is making their home at 4811 South 
31st Street, Apartment B2, Arlington, Va. 
The mailing address of DONALD ADAMS 
ROBERTS CAMPBELL, '51, is Box 104, 
Chapel Hill, N. C. Donald is serving as a 
second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, and 
is stationed at Camp Lejeune. The Camp- 
bells are the parents of a year-old daughter, 
Donna Karen. 

HENRY WILLIS, JR.) and her husband, 
who were married June 9, 1951, in the 
Westmoreland Congregational Church, Wash- 
ington, D. O, are living at 204 Sherman 
Road, Chestnut Hill 67, Mass. Mr. Day, 
an alumnus of Bowdoin College and Boston 
University Law School, is an attorney for 
the First National Bank of Boston. 
WILLIAM C. MYERS, who were married 
December 15 at St. Mark's Church, Newark, 
N. J., are living at 953 Lambeth Circle, 

LORING S. JONES, JR., has recently re- 
turned to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he is affili- 
ated with the Penn Paint Company at 5821 
Penn Avenue. His home address is 1605 
Jamestown Place, Pittsburgh 35. 
Mrs. McCullen have announced the birth 
of a son, Bruce Donald, in December. They 
are living in Bernardsville, N. J., and 
Charles is working with C.B.S. Television. 
'51, is a medical student at Duke. 
JOHN B. PFANN, B.S., is assistant to the 
sales manager of Sharpies Chemicals, Inc., 

JOHN A. BUCHANAN, President 

Home Insurance Agency 


Insurance of Every Description 


212H N. Corcoran Street 

Opposite Washington Duke Hotel 

Telephone Number 2146 
Durham, N. C. 

We are members by 
invitation of the 

National Selected 

the only Durham Funeral Home 
accorded this honor. 

Air Conditioned Chapel 

Ambulance Service 

N-147 1113 W. Main St. 

March, 1952 


123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia 9, Pa. 
He frequently commutes between the New 
York area and Philadelphia since his home 
address is 6 Maple Way, Mountain Lakes. 
JST. Y. 

Delavan Ave., Binghamton, N. Y., is as- 
signed as a technical messenger to the Army 
Chemical Center, Md. A private, Ed is a 
member of the Scientific and Professional 
Personnel Program. 

WILLIAM G. MARTIN and his wife, Anne, 
visited the Alumni Office during the Christ- 
mas holidays while attending the Dixie 
Classic Tournament. They are both teach- 
ing in the Norfolk County Schools, and Bill 
is doing some coaching. Their home address 
is 203 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, Va. 
serving in the United States Army Hospital 
at Port Bragg, N. C. He is living at 1002 
Branson Street. Fayetteville, N. C. 
CHARLES SPENCE, '50, LL.B. '51, is as- 
sociated with Leatherwood, Walker & Mann, 
Attorneys at Law, Stokes Building, 318 
East Coffee Street, Greenville, S. C. 
TUTAN. .IE,, are living at 131 Santillane. 
Coral Gables, Pla. Mildred has recently re- 
ceived a graduate certificate in teaching. 


Presidents: Woman's College, Connie 
Woodward; Trinity College, N. Thomp- 
son Powers; College of Engineering, 
David C. Dellinger 
Class Agent : James E. Briggs 
sulting forester in Jacksonville, N. C, 
where he lives at 10 Glendale Eoad. 
been assigned to a new position as junior 
marketer in the Belgian Congo for Socony- 
Vaeuurn Oil Company, P. O. Box 170, 
Leopoldville, Belgian Congo. 
MARY BILOGAN are students at the Duke 
Medical School. Mary is living in E3C 
University Apartments, Durham, and Rose 
Mary lives in Epworth Graduate Dormitory. 
lives at 8P Coleman Apartments, Asheville, 
X. G.j is a forest pathologist. 
lives at 307 Liberty Street, Winnsboro, S. C. 
PRANK H.), R.N., and her husband are 
living at 933 Lambeth Circle, Durham. Jane 
is a registered nurse at Duke Hospital, and 
Prank is a student in the Duke School of 
Medicine. They were married October 27, 

Miss Rena Catherine Wright became the 
B.S.M.E., in a ceremony at the Duke Me- 
morial Methodist Church, Durham, on Jan- 
uary 23. Mrs. Christy attended Richmond 
Professional Institute of the College of Wil- 
liam and Mary in Richmond, and for the 
past several years she has been bridal con- 
sultant for Ellis Stone Company in Durham. 

Jack is now employed as an engineer with 
the Phillips Chemical in Dumas, Texas, 
where the couple is making their home. 
JACK FRIEDLUND is living at 731 Hin- 
man Avenue, Evanston, 111., where he is en- 
gaged in the building business. 
The address of CLARENCE WILLIAM 
GOSNELL, JR., who is associated with the 
firm of Clarence W. Gosnell, Inc., is 9S2 
Duke Drive, Bucknell Manor, Alexandria, 

practicing law with offices at 414 Guaranty 
Building, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His home 
address there is 1300 Oakland Road, Apart- 
ment 1705. 

ALBERT C), R.N., and her husband live 
at 901 Fifth Street, Durham. She is doing 
private duty nursing. 

assistant professor of forestry at the Uni- 
versity of Toronto. His address is 542 
Hillsdale Avenue East, Toronto 12, Ontario, 

Methodist minister in Jacksonville, Fla., 
his address there being 1201 East 14th 

ARD K.) and her husband are living at 4 
Botsford Road, Newton Centre, Mass. 
DON AUBREY PAYNE, B.D., of 1208 
Montlieu Avenue, High Point, N. C, is a 
minister in High Point. 
is living at the Biltmore Hotel, Baltimore, 
Md., is doing field advertising for Proctor 
and Gamble. 

C. BRICE RATCHFORD, Ph.D., and Mrs. 
Ratchford have adopted a son, Charles 
Brice, Jr. Little Charles was born August 
22, 1951, and on January 5 he came to live 
with the Ratchfords at their home at 407 
Furches Street, Raleigh, N. C. Brice is a 
farm manager and marketing specialist at 
North Carolina State College. 
THOMAS J., JR.) is a secretary for the 
Florida Parole Commission is Tallahassee, 
Fla. She and Mr. Swanson, who is associ- 
ated with the Tallahassee Federal Savings 
and Loan Association, live at 209 West 
Georgia Street, Tallahassee. 
ELEANORE C. WALTON is living at 92 
South Avenue, Weston, Mass., and working 
for the Pan American Society in Boston. 
FRANK PAUL WHITE, of 340 Montgom- 
ery Street, Syracuse, N. Y., is a salesman 
with offices in the Eckel Theatre Building. 
fessor at the University of West Virginia, 
is taking- a year's leave of absence while 
he is studying in London, England. 
Methodist minister in Granite Falls, N. C. 
economist with the National Production 
Authority in Washington, D. C, where his 
address is 1230 New Hampshire Avenue, 
N. W. 

minister of Central Methodist Church, Fay- 
etteville, Ark. 

(MRS. JAMES R.) and her husand are 
living at 2245 South Roekhill, Alliance, 
Ohio. Jane is a typist with American 
Steel Foundries. 

sharing an apartment at 803 Louise Circle, 
Poplar Apartments, Durham. Lyllian is 
secretary to Miss Mary Grace Wilson, and 
Anne is field secretary for the Woman's Col- 
lege Admissions office while Winkie is a 
hostess at the Chesterfield factory. 
LIAM A.) and her husband have moved to 
2321 S. W. 58th Avenue, Miami, Fla. 
director of religious education at Avondale 
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N. C. 
Her address is 520 East Kingston, Char- 
lotte 3. 

(MRS. PETER J.) and her husband, an 
Ensign in the United States Navy, are liv- 
ing on the West Coast. Due to the frequent 
moves caused by Navy life, Lorraine con- 
tinues to use 81 Samson Avenue, Madison, 
N. J., her parent's home, as her mailing 

The address of JOHN AULDEN HAISLET, 
M.F., area forester for Riegel Woodlands 
Corporation in Bolton. N. C, is Route 3, 
MeArthur Lane, Clinton, N. C. 
were united in marriage on October 27 at 
the First Methodist Church of Pulaski, N. 
C. They are now living at 307 Capitola 
Avenue, Kinston, N. C. 

MARGARET ANN -HOUCK, daughter of 
C. B. HOUCK, '22, of Roanoke, Va., became 
the bride of Mr. Tenney Saunders Griffin 
on January 12 at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Roanoke. The couple is living 
at 45 Keehee Avenue, Newport, R. I. 

The address of MRS. HARRISON LARKIN 
4610 Air Base Group, Fairfax Air Force 
Base, Kansas City, Kans. 

Miss Anne Peabody Buckingham and 
married October 14 in the Duke Memorial 
Methodist Church, Durham, are living at 
1906 Angier Avenue in Durham. Mrs. Mc- 
Leod is a graduate of Stephens College, 
Columbia, Mo., and Leroy has also attended 
the Juilliard School of Music in New York 

Miss Mary Ann Sanderson became the bride 
November 10 in the Shrine of tl\e Most 
Blessed Sacrament, Washington, D. C. 
U.S.N.R., son of R. E. THIGPEN, '22, and 
Charlotte, N. C., were married December 15 


Duke Alumni Register 

iii Old Saint David's Church, Devon, Pa. 
Dick is serving on the U.S.S. Pocono. 
The First Baptist Church of Baton Eouge, 
La., was the scene of the wedding of MAE 
JO TATE and JOHN HEREON on Decem- 
ber 23. They are now living at 3413 Chapel 
Hill Road, Durham. Mar Jo is a nurse 
at Duke Hospital and John is a senior at 
Duke University. 

POLLY WALTEES, E.N., became the bride 
of Mr. Dan L. Stiner last November at a 
ceremony in the New Market Baptist 
Church, New Market, Tenn. They are mak- 
ing their home in Knoxville, Tenn. 
Miss Margaret Frances Minter and SHADE 
ISLEE WOOTEN were united in marriage 
October 20 in a ceremony held in St. Philip's 
Episcopal Church, Durham. Mrs. Wooten is 
an alumna of St. Mary's Junior College and 
the University of North Carolina. They are 
now making their home at 1075 Laurel Ave- 
nue, in Charlotte, N. C, where Shade is a 
claims adjuster for the Liberty Mutual In- 
surance Co. 



Nathaniel Lindsey Eure, '95, judge pro 
tern of the Municipal-County Court, died 
at his home, 506 Summit Avenue, Greens- 
boro, N. C.j on February 6. Funeral 
services were held at the West Market 
Street Methodist Church, and burial was 
in Green Hill Cemetery. 

A native of Nash County, N. C, Judge 
Eure received his law degree from the 
University of North Carolina. After 
practicing law in Nashville, he moved 
to Greensboro in 1901. He began legal 
practice in partnership with Thomas C. 
Hoyle, Sr., and later formed a partner- 
ship with G. S. Ferguson, Jr., now of 

Judge Eure became Greensboro's first 
full-time judge after a city court re- 
placed the mayor's court in 1909. Later, 
jurisdiction of the court was extended to 
part of Guilford County. He served as 
judge pro tern of Municipal-County Court 
from 1943 until he became ill last October. 

A member of the Board of Publications 
of the Western North Carolina Confer- 
ence of the Methodist Church, he was also 
a member of the board of stewards of 
the West Market Street Methodist 

He is survived by his widow, the former 
Annie Preyer of Greensboro. 

JR., '09 

William McKendree Murrell, Jr., died 
February 21. Funeral services were held 
from the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 

Lynchburg, Va., and interment was in 
Holy Cross Cemetery. 

Mr. Murrell had made his home at 614 
Federal Street in Lynchburg. 


Jesse H. Proctor, '20, Durham District 
engineer for the North Carolina State 
Highway Department, died February 28, 
after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. 
Funeral services were held from Clyde 
Kelly Funeral Chapel in Durham, and 
burial was in the Proctor Family Ceme- 
tery on Hoover Road near Durham. 

A native of Durham, Mr. Proctor had 
been with the North Carolina State High- 
way Commission since receiving an engi- 
neering degree from State College in 

Survivors include the widow, the former 
Rosa Belle Rogers, '23, of 2314 Wake 
Forest Highway, Durham ; two sons, Jesse 
H. Proctor, Jr., '48, Boston, Mass., and 
Sidney Fletcher Proctor, '51, Alexandria, 
Va. ; two brothers, Baxter G. Proctor, '11, 
and S. LeRoy Proctor, '15, both of 2406 
Wake Forest Highway. Mr. Proctor was 
also a brother of the late C. K. Proctor, 
'OS, who died in August of 1945. 


C. W. (Holly) Hallenbeck, '23, of 2157 
Norton Road, Charlotte 7, N. C, died 
suddenly at his home on January 3. Fu- 
neral services were conducted at Myers 
Park Methodist Church. 

Mr. Hallenbeck received his education 
at Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute, 
Georgia Tech, and Duke. During World 
War I he served with the Army Signal 
Corps and Ordnance Corps. He was 
associated with the T. C. Hey ward Com- 
pany of Charlotte at the time of his 

Surviving are the widow, the former 
Mary Exum Snow, '18 ; two daughters, 
Dorothy and Mrs. Howard C. Elliot; a 
sister, a brother and two granddaughters. 


James C. Sensintaffar, B.D., '35, died 
following a heart attack on January 9. 

For the past several years, Mr. Sensin- 
taffar had served as pastor of the First 
Methodist Church of Vivian, La. 


A. Bascom Hardcastle, Ph.D. '42, 
passed away on December 14, 1950, in 
Washington, D. C. He was suffering 
from a heart ailment. 

Dr. Hardcastle, who was a member of 
the faculty of Washington College, Ches- 
tertown, Md., is survived by his widow, 

whose address is now 2233 Monument 
Avenue, Richmond, Va. ; and by a daugh- 

JOHN B. PECK, M.D. '43 

John B. Peck, M.D. '43, of Summers- 
ville, W. Va., was killed December 23 
near Summersville, when the jeep in 
which he was riding sideswiped a tele- 
phone pole. 

An alumnus of Duke and V.P.I. , Dr. 
Peck had been practicing medicine in 
Summersville since 1947. During World 
War II he served in England and Italy. 

Funeral services were conducted at the 
family home, and burial was in the fam- 
ily cemetery. 

S.urvivors include the widow', Maxine 
Purdue Peck, '39, M.D. '43, of Miami, 
Fla.; a son, John Dickinson Peck III; 
a daughter, Cynthia Lee Peck; his moth- 
er, Mrs. Blanche Peck of Summersville; 
and a brother Dr. James Peck, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 


(Continued from Page 54) 

January 17, 1952 
Sandy Tecklin Eberhart (Mrs. Perry), 

89 Rue des Pyrenees 
Paris 20, France 

There is so much for me to write about 
now, that it is hard to say just where to 
begin. My friends have said that we 
almost sound like Fitzpatrick travelogues 
in our letters, but we are having such 
great experiences. 

After our arrival in Paris on Septem- 
ber 26, and after Perry's classes began, 
we succeeded in finding an apartment with 
a grand landlady, who has appointed 
herself as Danny's grandma in France. 
Then, of course, came the job of settling 
down and beginning housekeeping. That 
in itself, was a far greater task than I 
had imagined. So many things are differ- 
ent here, such as no refrigeration or 
kitchen storage space. This means daily 
marketing trips, and thus making friends 
with the many storekeepers. They realize 
that we are foreigners, and try to speak 
very slowly and get such a laugh at the 
blank looks on our faces. French, as we 
learned it at Duke and in grammar books, 
is not too easy, but when the man on the 
street speaks to you at his usual speed 
and with some slang thrown in, it's a 
trial to understand. Of course, it's im- 
possible to actually speak it with the 
same ease, and our accents must seem 
terrible to them. But, as I was saying, 
shopping really is a big daily event. One 
must visit many shops just to get in- 

March, 1952 


gredients for one meal, as there are 
separate shops for each kind of food. I 
just couldn't get use to it at first. Of 
course the world-famous French patisserie 
is wonderful, and every time I went out 
— a stop at the corner patisserie was 
usual, consequently I really started put- 
ting on those ugly pounds. But the tarts 
and croisants and little cakes are so de- 

Perry's classes at the Sorbonne are 
very interesting and keep him very occu- 
pied. He is taking seventeen hours, and 
there is no definite homework, and of 
course not a test of any kind. His home 
study is completely of his own volition, for 
nothing is required. But if one wishes 
to just keep up with the classes, one must 
study a good five or six hours each night. 
He has classes in vocabulary, conversa- 
tion, grammar, etc., and then lecture 
classes in geography, literature, history 
and history of art. Everything is in 
French, as there are students from over 
twenty-four countries, and French is the 
only common language. It is really a 
good course for him. All the students 
are on the graduate level, and it is in- 
teresting to meet people of the same age 
from all over the world. 

We have seen many of the interesting 
sights of Paris, and in the springtime we 
will see many more, but mainly I think 
that Paris, herself, is the most interesting 
sight. Each street is a different world, 
and each place (where many streets 
meet) has some interesting historical 
background. And there are so many 
different sections such as the Latin Quar- 
ter and Montmartre, and, of course, the 
main area with Place de la Concorde and 
Champs Elysees, etc. The traffic is above 

description and surpasses even New York 
with its noise and turmoil. There are 
such a mixture of tiny little cars, big 
American ears, and big trucks — added to 
the motorcycles and bicycles, of which 
there are many. The other day we saw 
a woman and a man riding a tandem 
bicycle with a tiny trailer rolling along 
behind. In the trailer were two small 
children — the new mode of family convey- 

Perry had a ten-day vacation over 
Christmas and New Year's, and we took 
advantage of this break. We packed up 
our sweaters and ski boots, and Danny, 
and traveled to Briancon, which is in 
the southern part of France near 
Grenoble. It is in the French Alps and 
a hub for many ski areas. The weather 
proved to be perfect — sunny skies and 
a brandnew powdery snow. Once again 
we were very lucky to have good baby ac- 
commodations, for the family that owned 
the hotel had two young children, and 
were overjoyed to take care of Danny. 
That meant we could go skiing with im- 
punity, and took advantage of our luck. 
Briancon is a very old village perched 
high up on the side of a mountain, and 
completely in the 16th century. The 
streets of the town (about four in all) 
are very slanty, and the main street has 
a gulley in the middle with water run- 
ning down it continually from fountains. 
They just shovel the snow from the street 
into the gulley and all is cleared in a few 
minutes after a big snowstorm. The back 
of the town is a real old fortress, and 
way up at the summit of the mountain 
is a statue of La France. We tried a 
few times to climb up to the top, but 

Theron A. Bone, '31, Is Made 

Theron A. Bone, '31, has recently been 
elected rice-president in charge of the 
ordinary department of the State Cap- 
ital Life Insurance Company, with home 
offices in Raleigh, N. C. 

Having served as manager of the Ma- 
con district of the Life and Casualty In- 
surance Company in Macon, Ga., for 
several years, Mr. Bone rejoined the State 
Capital Life organization almost a year 
ago. While in Macon he made one of 
the outstanding individual records of the 
company. He was a qualified member 
of the President's Club during each of 
his five years in Georgia, and led the en- 
tire state for the vear 1950. 

Known to his friends as "T-Bone," he 
entered the insurance business in 1932 
as a Life and Casualty agent. Six months 
later he was superintendent of his area. 
He joined State Capital Life in 1936 as 
manager of the Rocky Mount district. 
Following that he became general agent 
for Protective Life of Alabama in Bir- 
mingham, and in 1941 returned to Life 
and Casualty. 

A past president of the Macon Life 
Underwriters Association, Mr. Bone has 
served as a committeeman of the National 
Life Underwriters Association. He and 
his family live at 322 Shepherd Street, 

each time we got lost in the maze of 
passages in the fortress. 

We keep wondering at this point just 
what language Danny is going to speak. 
He is now 17 months old and says several 
words in English, but he seems to under- 
stand everything that's spoken to him 
both in English and in French. Our 
landlady speaks only French to him, and 
of course all the shopkeepers speak to 
him. I do hope we'll be able to under- 
stand him when he does commence speak- 
ing sentences. It wouldn't do to have 
him speak French better than we do. 

I think that this trip was very good 
for lis, because I had no idea at all of 
Europeans and their ideas, everyday lives, 
ete. And I hope I can say that I've 
learned much in understanding them. 

February 22, 1952 
Sgt. Charles E. McKittrick, Jr., '50 
5 Algonquinwood 
Webster Grove, Mo. 

It is only proper that I tell you how 
much I enjoy the Alumni Register. In 
the three short months I've been re- 
ceiving it, the Register has become as 
anxiously anticipated as my pay cheek. 

The cover on the December issue was 
marvelous. I have shown it to dozens 
of friends. 

One of the favorite features in our 
house is the section you call "From the 
Faculty." We have some very fine men 
at Duke, and I think the alumni should 
know about them. 

In fact, your Duke U. Press advertise- 
ment led me to buy a copy of "James B. 
Duke, Master Builder." It was fascinat- 

I wonder if it would be a good idea to 
print, periodically, the names and ad- 
dresses of the alumni associations. Many 
of us don't belong to an organized group. 

Please give my very best wishes to any 
friends who may drop in. 


(Continued from Page 66) 
ular inovations is an hour program broad- 
cast from the Devil's Den in the East 
Campus Dope Shop. Sometimes on Fri- 
day nights, sometimes on Sundays, the 
program features a quipping master of 
ceremonies, a wonderful piano player, and 
various other talented students. Between 
numbers, the M. C. interviews campus per- 
sonalities, cracks jokes, and generally 
carries on a line of patter that keeps the 
show moving and the capacity audience 
amused. Its popularity is attested to by 
the attendence, which sometimes leads 
you to wonder if there's anyone left to 
listen in on their radios. 


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this swashbuckling senior in combat ! At first, he was foiled by the 
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parried their thrusts with this gleaming sword of logic: The 
only way you can judge mildness is by steady smoking. That's 
the true test of cigarette mildness ! 

It's the sensible test... the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test, 
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April, 1952 

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April, 1952 

No. 4 


Letters 82 

Alumnae Week End Highlights 84 

The 100th Commencement 85 

From the Faculty 87 

Alumnae Week End . . 88 

The Local Associations 89 

The Undergraduate View 91 

Class Agents Reactivate Fund 93 

Scenes from Engineers' Show 94 

Big Bats Bring Wins 96 

Coach Jack Retires 97 

Sons and Daughters 98 

News of the Alumni 99 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roger L. Marshall, 
Assistant Editor 
Ruth Mary Brown 

Associate Editor 
42 Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 

Staff Photographer 
Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 20 Cents a Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at 

Durham, N. C, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Cover — — 

Back in the '30 's a fictitious character named "Joe Col- 
lege" sprang into existence, the product of the conglom- 
erate imagination of an era. Tieless, in baggy slacks and 
dirty saddle shoes, he typified the college student of the 
period and ruled as king of the campus after the abdica- 
tion of "Betty Co-ed," queen of the '20 's. In the '40 's 
Mr. College temporarily became known as "G.I. Joe." 
But now, in this period of semi-peace, he has resumed his 
old identity and Duke students, last year for the first time 
since "World War II, re-enthroned him and began to de- 
vote an annual week-end to his service. The idea ? Well, 
every student tries to become, for a couple of days at least, 
a caricature of a college student.' 

uke SbixectoiA p/\Q 


.he alumnae took over the campus on Friday, Saturday, 
and Sunday, April 4, 5, and 6, with the largest attendance 
for Alumnae Week End we have ever had. The program 
was streamlined but from the comments of those present, 
it was very successful. I hope all of the alumnae who 
were not present will read the account of the week end in 
this issue of the Register and make plans now to be pres- 
ent next vear. 


commencement is almost here. Check your calendar to 
be sure you have marked the dates of May 31, June 1 
and 2. 

Arrangements are in progress for the golf tournament ; 
meetings of the alumni. National Council, and Board of 
Trustees ; the awarding of degrees ; and a number of spe- 
cial occasions which we believe will meet with the approval 
of the alumni, the parents of students, and the students 

If you are planning to come, please make your reserva- 
tions early for your name listed among those to attend 
this year's Commencement will encourage your fellow 
alumni to join you. It will also enable the Alumni Office 
to send out lists so that those of you attending can get in 
touch with your fellow alumni who plan to be here for 


recently a national magazine listed the twenty-five 
most heavily endowed institutions according to statistics 
on colleges and universities as compiled by the U. S. Office 
of Education. They are as follows : 

' ' The big six : Harvard with $201 million endow- 
ment ; Yale, $127 million; Columbia, $100 million; 
the University of Texas, $82 million; the University 
of Chicago, $77 million, and Northwestern, $60 mil- 
lion." Included in the list, to the astonishment of 
many laymen, are two small institutions — Ohio's 
Oberlin College and Georgia's Emory University. 

' ' Others of the 25 : Rochester, Duke, California, 
MIT, Princeton, Cornell, Minnesota, Texas A. & M., 
Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Rice, Vanderbilt, Pennsyl- 
vania, "Washington University (St. Louis), Carnegie 
Tech. Dartmouth, California Tech. ' ' 

It is interesting to note that Duke appears far down 
the list. All twenty-five of the institutions listed, like 
Duke, have annual giving programs for unrestricted pur- 
poses. In this field of endeavor, Duke has done extremely 
well with approximately 28% participation for a total of 
$150,000 in the last year of the Loyalty Fund. Harvard 
had 34.2% and Yale had 35%. If Duke is going to keep 
company with these institutions in its annual giving pro- 
gram, it would seem necessary that we increase our par- 

JJo You JtvenrieiiiDer 

April, 1942 

Glenn Miller and vocalist, Marian 
Hutton, saluted Duke's engineers on 
their radio program which was broad- 
cast the night before the annual Engi- 
neers' Spring Frolic. 

A mass meeting of students was held 
at the Clock Tower in revolt against 
Union Food. The administration prom- 
ises that something will be done! 

Lou (The Hat) Fracher received a 
"Good Luck of London" chain letter 
this month, but refuted superstition by 
not sending out four more to keep the 
chain going. Lady luck dealt him a 
blow, however, because after traveling 
all the way to New York to see Eddie 
Cantor in "Banjo Eyes," Lou found 
that Mr. Cantor was sick in the hos- 
pital and the show was cancelled. 

Duke has instituted a new war-time 
program making graduation possible 
in three years. Among other things 
which have been abolished due to the 
war is spring vacation — woe to the 

April, 1927 

Bob Hatcher, as a blackfaced come- 
dian, and W. J. Hobbs, "as an igno- 
rant, freckled, red nosed, snaggled 
tooth country brat," were the most 
popular features of a concert presented 
by the University Musical Clubs. 

Dot Jeannette and Clarence (Beefy) 
James are starring in the Taurian 
Production of Telloiv Jacket. 

Edgeworth pipe tobacco is being ad- 
vertised in the Chronicle as being "Ab- 
solutely Pre-War." (World War I, 
that is.) 

Duke recently won the Duke-Emory - 
Florida triangular debate while defend- 
ing the negative of "Resolved : That the 
intervention of the United States in 
Nicaragua is justifiable." 
April, 1902 

The library, a new dormitory, and 
the pavilion are all under way. 

Faculty and students recently en- 
joyed the annual reception given by 
faculty and students of the Greensboro 
Female College. 

Dr. Kilgo plans to attend the Gen- 
eral Conference at Dallas soon. He 
recently made a trip north to get names 
of men suitable to recommend to the 
Board of Trustees to fill the four new 
chairs recently donated to the College 
by Mr. B. N. Duke. 

The geology class, under Dr. J. I. 
Hamaker, took a tour of the region 
around Hillsboro this month. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

April 5, 1952 
William H. Ruffin 
President, Erwin Mills, Inc. 
Durham, N. C. 

I have read with much interest your 
article in the March issue of the Duke 
University Alumni Register on the sub- 
ject of "Students and Religion today." 
It is very encouraging to read such an 
opinion from you. It confirms the con- 
clusions reached in the National Associa- 
tion of Manufacturers survey on the col- 
lege campuses all over the country. 

Furthermore, in travelling throughout 
the country last year it seemed definitely 
to me that the public itself is turning more 
to religion and religious principles and 
beliefs as a basis for solution of today's 
problems. That to me is all very encour- 
aging in these uncertain times. 

Mary Robinson, '-19 
45th Engr. Constr. Bn. 
A. P.'O. 403, e/o Postmaster 
New York, N. Y. 

In the middle of July I was transferred 
to Heidelberg and am now a club director 
which makes for an even more interesting 
time over here. Heidelberg is a lovely 
city, with much to keep one occupied, in 
the way of concerts and other activities 
in a university town. It is also well situ- 
ated for travel all over Europe. 

My mother was over for several months 
and in that time I was able to do still 
more traveling. One of our more inter- 
esting trips was to Braemar, Scotland, 
for the Highland Games where we also 
had a close-up view of the King and 

Queen and Princess Margaret Rose. Other 
countries included Belgium, Holland, Lux- 
embourg, France, as well as Switzerland. 

After mother left I took a three week 
trip on my own to Egypt, Palestine, Syria, 
and Lebanon. It proved to be one of my 
most interesting trips, as I really had an 
opportunity to know some of the natives. 
I left Egypt two days after the rioting 
started, with more than a little increase 
in appreciation for the Arab problem in 
the Middle East. 

Needless to say, I think often about 
Duke and of the friends there. Am en- 
closing the second installment on my 
pledge. If I can help the University in 
interviewing any prospective students 
over here, please let me know. 

The other day, while browsing around 
the wonderful library in Heidelberg's 
Amerika Haus, the American Informa- 
tion center, I came across Nora Chaffin's 
book on Trinity College, and have been 
enjoying reading about the beginnings of 

Although my two year contract is fin- 
ished this January, I have extended for 
four months. Before May I plan a ski 
trip in Austria, and a drive to Yugoslavia, 
if we can still enter that country by then. 
In May another friend and I plan to go 
home the long way — by British freighter 
through the Suez Canal to India, stopping 
in New Zealand where we will work a 
month ; then on to Hawaii for another 
month's work, and back to California and 
home to Ohio in the Fall. You may be 
sure I will be heading for Duke soon 

Calendar for Remainder of Semester 

1-2 Duke Players Production. 8 :15 p.m., 
Page Auditorium. 

4 Organ Recital, Miriam C. Duncan, or- 
gan instructor at Lawrence College. 
4:00 p.m., University Chapel. 

5 Erasmus Club. 8 :15 p.m., Green 
Room, East Campus. 

7 Friends of the Duke Library dinner. 
Rooms 204-205-206, West " Campus 

8 Symphony Orchestra. 8 :15 p.m., 

Woman's College Auditorium. 

9 Trinity College Historical Society. 
7 :30 p.m., Green Room, East Campus. 

12 Duke Film Society. 8:15 p.m. 

19-29 Final exams. 

May 30-June 2 Commencement and Class 

June 3-6 Christian Convocation. 
June 11 Summer Session Registration. 
June 12 Summer Session classes begin. 

Students of Mr. Mueller will present 
an art exhibit in the gallery of the Wom- 
an's College Library from April 15 to 
May 15. From May 15 until the end of 
the school year, Miss Hall's class in archi- 
tecture will present an exhibit in the Li- 


Duke Alumni Register 

James \V. Kennedy and family, Detroit 

I couldn't have made a better choice! 

After I left Marquette University in 1941, I knew 
what I wanted out of a career. I wanted to be my own boss. 
But most of all, I wanted to feel that I was helping people— 
that I was performing a service that they really needed. 

I finally decided that the one field that offered me these 
big objectives was life insurance. Life insurance protects 
businesses as well as families ... it often means the differ- 
ence between financial security, and financial tragedy. 

So, after deciding on a career in life insurance, I started 
making a survey of the various companies. I was much im- 
pressed with the New England Mutual men I met, and with 
their sincere enthusiasm for their company. I learned that 
New England was the first mutual life insurance company to 
be chartered in America, and that it offered liberal features 
that made its policy contracts most attractive to the buyer. I 
also learned that New England Mutual was one of the fastest 
growing companies in its field, and that it offered new men 
comprehensive training in all phases of the business. 

I discovered that the company's continuing training pro- 
gram helps me to perform a real service to my clients. At the 
same time I'm getting a lot of fun and satisfaction out of mv 
work and am providing a good living for my family. In fact, 
I'm happy to say that I couldn't have made a better choice! 



If you would like more information about a career in 
which your individual ability and industry— and nothing 
else— determine your income, write Mr. H. C. Chaney, 
Director of Agencies, 501 Bovlston St., Boston 17, Mass. 

One reason New England Mutual agents do so well is that 
they have a truly fine product to sell. The New England Mutual 
life insurance policy is a liberal and flexible contract that can 
give you just the kind of financial help vou require. 

And you will be pleasantly surprised to find that the rates 
for many New England Mutual policies are lower today than 
they were 20 years ago! 

If you are interested in having vour life insurance program 
custom-tailored to fit your personal or business needs, get in 
touch with one of vour own alumni listed below, or one of 
the other 700 college-trained men who represent New England 
Mutual from Maine to Hawaii. 

These Duke University men are New England Mutual 

Kenneth V. Robinson, '31, Hartford 

George D. Davis, CLU, '37, Charlotte 

E. R. McMillan. Jr.. '-40. Nashville 

Charles R. Williams, '42, Manchester 

New England Mutual would like to add several qualified 
Duke University men to its sales organization which is lo- 
cated in the principal cities from coast to coast. If you are 
interested, write to Mr. Chaney as directed above. 




life Insurance Company of Boston 

Highlights of Alumnae Week E ad 

Registering former coeds who returned to Duke for the 
Ninth Annual Alumnae Week End April 4, 5 and 6, is 
Mrs. F. B. Horner of the Alumni Office in the picture at 
top left. Standing, left to right, are Patsy McKay, '30, 
of the Alumni Office; Lois Ritch Hilton (Mrs. C. D.), 
'36, Asheboro; Betty Williams Holroyd (Mrs. W. C), 
'49, Raleigh; and Frances Davis, '32, Washington, D. C, 
president of the Washington Alumni Association. 

Estelle Flowers Spears (Mrs. Marshall T.), '14, shown 
at the left of the picture at top right, was the honored 
guest at a dinner held Saturday evening of Alumnae 
Week End. She is the first alumna named to the Duke 
Board of Trustees. Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. Walter 
B.), '22, center, is president of the Alumnae Association, 
and on her right is Dr. Glora Wysner, secretary of the 
International Missionary Council, special guest speaker 
for the week end. 

Alumni had the chance to find out about ''The University 
in Action" at a morning workshop pictured in the cen- 
ter. Thelma Albright, A.M. '37, left, of Charlotte, N. C, 
introduced the workshop speakers, left to right, Presi- 
dent A. Hollis Edens, Deau R. Florence Brinkley, Dean 
Herbert H. Herring, Dean Florence W. Wilson, and Mr. 
Charles A. Dukes. After a discussion period by the 
participants of the workshop panel, alumnae were given 
the opportunity to ask questions. 

Alumnae come from far and near to attend Alumnae 
Week Ends. Those coming from the greatest distance 
this year were, left to right, in the bottom picture. Dot 
Eaton Sample (Mrs. R. L.). '33. St. Petersburg, Fla. ; 
Sara Rowe, former member of the Woman 's College staff, 
Ann Arbor, Mich. ; and Lee Anne Seawell, '40. 

The University 

Duke University's 100th Commencement 

Program for the 1952 Commencement 
was announced this month with special 
attention called to the fact that this will 
be the 100th renewal of graduation exer- 
cises at Duke University. 

Dates of Commencement Exercises are 
Friday, May 30, through Monday, June 
2. Principal speakers are Grayson Louis 
Kirk, vice-president and acting president 
of Columbia University, who will deliver 
the Commencement address on Monday; 
and The Reverend Paul Hardin, Jr., pas- 
tor of the First Methodist Church of Bir- 
mingham, Ala., who will deliver the bac- 
calaureate sermon. 

Dr. Kirk, a native of Jeffersonville, 
Ohio, became acting president of Colum- 
bia when General Dwight Eisenhower de- 
parted to assume command of NATO 
forces in Europe. He earned the B.A. 
degree at Miami (Ohio) University in 

1924, the M.A. at Clark University in 

1925, and the Ph.D. at the University of 
Wisconsin in 1930. After studying in 
Prance and teaching history and political 
science in a number of other institutions, 
Dr. Kirk went to Columbia in 1930. Since 
1942 he has been professor of interna- 
tional relations and since 1947 vice-presi- 
dent and provost. 

Dr. Hardin is a native of Chester, S. C. 
He earned the A.B. degree at Wofford 
College in 1924 and the B.D. at Emory in 
1927. Before going to Birmingham in 
1949 he was a pastor in the Western 
North Carolina Methodist Conference, his 
last charge being the Wesleyan Methodist 
Church in High Point. A son, Paul 
Hardin III, is a senior at Duke this vear. 

100th Commencement 

In November, 1852, the institution that 
became Duke University was first author- 
ized to grant "such degrees and marks 
of honor as are given by colleges and uni- 
versities generally" by the North Carolina 
legislature. The first commencement ex- 
ercises were held the following spring 
for a graduating class of two, the brothers 
D. C. and Lemuel Johnson. Both brothers 
taught mathematics at the institution, 
with Lemuel Johnson remaining on the 
staff for many years. 

Although this is actually the 99th an- 
niversary of that first commencement, it 
is the 100th renewal of the exercises. For 
a period during the Civil War activities 
at Old Trinity were suspended, but dur- 
ing other wars more than one class was 
graduated in each of several years. 

Schedule of Events 

The only organized activity scheduled 
for Friday, May 30, is the first round of 
the Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at 
Hope Valley, which begins at 1 :30 p.m. 

At 10 :30 a.m. Saturday the Board of 
Trustees will meet in the Administration 
Building on West Campus and at 1:00 
p.m. trustees will join members of the 
Duke University National Council in the 
Union Ballroom for luncheon. A meeting 
of the National Council will follow at 
2 :30 p.m. A lawn concert by the Univer- 
sity Band will take place at 4:45 p.m. in 
front of the Clock Tower and the Gen- 
eral Alumni Dinner will begin at 6 :00 
p.m. in the Union. A special Glee Club 
Reunion Concert will follow in Page 

At 11 :00 a.m. Sunday Dr. Hardin will 
deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon in the 
Chapel. At 3 :30 p.m. Anton Brees will 
offer a carillon recital and at 4:30 p.m. 
Mrs. Mildred L. Hendrix will give an 
organ recital. Outdoor reception for the 
graduating class will take place on East 
Campus, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Flag- 
lowering exercises, also on East, will be 
at 7 :26 p.m. and a Sunday Night Sing 
in the Woman's College Auditorium will 
begin at eight. 

Graduation exercises are scheduled to 
begin at 10 :30 a.m. in the Indoor Sta- 
dium. Dr. Kirk will deliver the Com- 
mencement address and The Hon. Hoyt 
Patrick Taylor, lieutenant governor of 
North Carolina, will bring a message to 
the seniors. 

Special Alumni Events 

The fourth annual Alumni Golf Tour- 
nament will be the first attraction for 
Duke's former students who return for 
Commencement festivities. 

This year the event will be sponsored 
by the Class of 1942 in keeping with a 
tradition that the tenth year reunion class 
annually takes charge. Chairman of the 
'42 tournament committee is Charles A. 
Willets of Durham. 

Eligible for participation in the Hope 
Valley event will be alumni, senior class 
members, parents of students, trustees, 
and members of the faculty. Participants 
will have a choice of two times to play, 
either Friday afternoon, beginning at 
1 :30 p.m., or Saturday morning. Prizes 
will be awarded in each of five flights and 
scores will be kept on a handicap basis. 

April, 1952 


Greens fees for the tournament will be 
$2.00 on Friday and $3.00 on Saturday. 

A coffee hour for alumnae will be held 
on East Campus from 10 :30 a.m. to 12 :00 
noon Saturday. 

The annual General Alumni Dinner, 
big alumni event of the year, will take 
place at 6 :00 p.m. Saturday in the dining 
halls of West Campus Union. William 
M. Werber, '30, president of the General 
Alumni Association for 1951-52, will pre- 
side and President Edens will greet the 
former students assembled. Tickets for 
the dinner will be $2.00. It has been an- 
nounced that the program for this event 
has been shortened this year so that it 
will be concluded promptly at 8:00 p.m. 
This will allow ample time for alumni 
and visitors to reach other Saturday night 
events on time. 

A highlight of the 1952 Commencement 
will be the Silver Jubile? Concert of the 
Men's Glee Club, to take place in Page 
Auditorium immediately following the 
alumni dinner. This will be a combined 
reunion of former Glee Club members and 
an observance of the 25th anniversary of 
J. Foster (Bishop) Barnes as Glee Club 
director. Tickets for the concert are 

Reunion Classes 

Classes scheduled for reunions this 3'ear 
are 1902, '21. '22. '23, '24, '27, '42, "'46, 
'47 and '48. 

For 1902 this will be the 50th Year Re- 
union, and members will be initiated into 
the Half Century Club at a special lunch- 
eon on Sunday. 

Other classes observing special events 
are 1927, 25th Year Reunion, and 1942, 
10th Year Reunion. Programs and other 
inforniation for these classes are being 
mailed out by special class committees, 
and advance inquiries indicate large at- 

For the past several years more and 
more alumni have been making a practice 
of returning to the campus for Com- 
mencement to participate in pleasant ac- 
tivities which attract many of their old 
friends and which give them an oppor- 
tunity to renew their ties with Duke. It 
is expected that this will be another great 
year for alumni programs, perhaps the 
greatest ever. 

More than anything else, perhaps, class 
reunions epitomize Commencement for 
Duke's former students. Reunion activi- 
ties are meshed with other alumni and 
University events to make a trip back 
reallv worthwhile. 

Dormitory accommodations are $1.50 per night to cover cost of service and linen. 
Tickets for the Alumni Dinner are $2.00 each. Tickets for the Glee Club Recital are 
$1.00 each. Greens fees for the golf tournament will be $2.00 on Friday and $3.00 on 
Saturday. Do not enclose cheeks with this blank. It is merely to reserve accommo- 
dations and tickets. 

Are You Planning to Return? 

A Registration Blank for Alumni Who Are Not 
Members of Reunion Classes 

I shall desire dormitory accommodations for: 

Friday night ( ) , Saturday night ( ) , Sunday night ( ) 

Single ( ) Double ( ) 

I shall attend the general alumni dinner Saturday night, May 31 ( ) 
I shall want tickets to the Silver Jubilee Glee Club Concert Saturday night ( 
Please enter my name in the Annual Duke Alumni Golf Tournament ( ) 

Mv club handicap is 


My average score for the past three games was 

I prefer to play 18 holes on Friday afternoon, May 30 ( ) 

on Saturday morning. May 31 ( ) 

, r .. . Name 

Mail to: 

Alumni Office Address 

Duke Station 

Durham, N. C. " " 



Students Gain High Award 

Three Duke University seniors have 
won scholarships awarded by the General 
Education Board, it was announced this 
month. The three are Jane R. Andrews, 
of Graham, N. C; Burleigh T. Wilkins 
of Bridgetown, Va.; and Dante L. Ger- 
mino of Durham. 

Thirty awards are made annually to 
college seniors in the South by the G.E.B. 
They are designed to "induce more of the 
most able minds to enter academic careers 
for the improvement of higher education 
in the South." 

The three awards won by the Duke 
seniors are worth a total of $7,000 to the 
recipients. Miss Andrews plans to enter 
Harvard to study in the field of com- 
parative literature. Wilkins will go to 
the same institution for work in history, 
while Germino's plans are still indefinite. 
Germino's field is political science. 

Sandburg on Campus 

"Where is the interest in the works of 
those who are concerned with the build- 
ing of man and society — men like Lincoln 
and Jefferson? There is nothing but 
silence !" 

These words were spoken by Carl Sand- 
burg, American poet and historian, be- 
fore a capacity crowd in the Woman's 
College Auditorium early this month. Mr. 
Sandburg appeared through the Student 
Forum of the Woman's Student Govern- 
ment Association. 

He struck at the popularity of the cyni- 
cal author, intimating that some of the 
period's greatest literary talent was being 

Religious Convocation 

The 1952 Christian Convocation at 
Duke will take place from June 3 through 
June 6. Participating agencies will be 
the Duke Divinity School, the North 
Carolina Pastors' School, the North Caro- 
lina Rural Church Institute, and the 
Board of Ministerial Training of the 
Methodist Church. 

Dr. Liston Pope, '29, B.D. '32, D.D. '51, 
dean of the Yale Divinity School, will 
deliver the James A. Gray lectures on the 
subject "The Ministry to the Community." 
Convocation preacher will be Dr. John 
Seldon Whale. Special lecturers will be 
Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, Bishop Paul N. 
Garber, and Bishop Costen J. Harrell, '06, 
D.D. '40. 

Among alumni who will participate are 
Dr. E. D. C. Brewer, A.M. '47, as class 
instructor; and Dr. William Arthur Kale, 
'25, B.D. '31, and Dr. Howard P. Powell, 
'24, as devotional leaders. 

Duke Alumni Register 

From the Faculty 

Learning Parenthood 

In an article for "Religion and Health" 
magazine, Dr. Gelolo MeHugh asserted 
that parenthood does not automatically 
change personalities for the better. Wrote 
the Duke psychologist, "The baby has no 
power to change you. His personality 
will depend on what you are. If you are 
qualified for parenthood, you don't ex- 
pect your baby to help you out of loneli- 
ness, over emotional insecurity or past 
frustrating barriers of boredom.'' Par- 
ents who have been the children of suc- 
cessful parents have some advantage to 
begin with, but the next best thing is to 
learn to be a qualified parent. Although 
there is no golden rule, there are certain 
guiding principles, of which the most im- 
portant are kindness and honesty. Of 
course there are varying degrees of these 
two principles, depending upon the dif- 
ferent child-parent situations. "The zenith 
of success in marriage is personal happi- 
ness, and in parenthood this must come 
from satisfying experiences and achieve- 
ments in child rearing attained by the hus- 
band and the wife working together." 

Surgery for Polio Victims 

From the anatomy department of Duke 
Medical School comes news of another 
step toward the goal of complete rehabili- 
tation of polio victims. Dr. J. E. Markee, 
chairman of that department, says, "It is 
reasonable to be optimistic that polio vic- 
tims will become self-supporting." He is 
convinced that in most cases normal move- 
ment can be restored to these patients. 

A new technique of muscle investiga- 
tion, developed at Duke under a grant 
from the National Polio Foundation, has 
led to more effective muscle transplanta- 
tions, an age-old technique similar to skin 
grafting. In the ease of a knee, for in- 
stance, the front muscle may be ruined 
completely while the back muscle remains 
at full strength. Surgeons would split 
the good muscle and bring part of it 
around to replace the dead front muscle. 
Comments Dr. Markee, "The patient 
might not be able to play football, but he 
can operate efficiently enough to get 
around without braces." 

Now the Duke researchers are asking 
themselves other questions. "Would it be 
better if you replaced the dead muscle 
with the same type !" — that is anti -gravity 
muscles which allow us to hold ourselves 

erect, and movement muscles which pro- 
duce smooth body action. Experiments 
are now being conducted to find out how 
this can best be done. 

TV. C. Program for Blind 

Speaking to the Soiithern Sociological 
Society, Dr. Howard E. Jensen, Duke so- 
ciologist and chairman of the executive 
committee of the North Carolina State 
Commission for the Blind, stated that the 
Tarheel State's program for the blind is 
leading the nation. "The proof of the 
pudding is in the eating ; and North Caro- 
lina has found the eating good," said Dr. 
Jensen. This state, he said, has rehabili- 
tated more blind adults than any other 
state, regardless of population. 

According to the Duke professor, the 
success of the program lies in three prin- 
ciples : 

1. "The subordination of public assist- 
ance to preventive, restorative and reha- 
bilitative services. 

2. "The use of blind staff members in 
all positions where they can justify their 
employment by their contribution to the 
efficiency of the program." They are 
judged by the same standards as are see- 
ing workers, he said. 

3. "An integrated program of services, 
administered by a single State-wide agen- 
cy, charged with responsibility for the 
complete social service coverage of all 
problems relating to blindness and the 
conservation of vision." 

The hiring of blind workers in all 
phases of the program has an enormous 
encouraging effect on newly blind persons, 
and prospective employers are convinced 
that blind trainees are good economic 

Clothes and Literature 

"Fashions in clothes and fashion in 
literature have always been mirrors of 
society, and it is interesting to note how 
the two often reflect similar features." 
Speculating on cycles of dress and literary 
style in history, Dr. Allan H. Gilbert, 
Duke English professor, recently drew 
comparisons between the two. Today's 
clothing fashions, characterized by infor- 
mality, are similar to the widespread use 
of informal, every-day language in mod- 
ern literature. Comparison of the two 

in the time of Queen , Elizabeth yields 
much the same results. Fashionable 
clothes were ornate with their gold thread, 
lace, heavy silks and taffetas, and jewels. 
Literary style, too, was heavy and ornate, 
as witness the style of Shakespeare. 

As to predicting the course of dress and 
literature in the future, Dr. Gilbert said, 
"Fashion and literature do not seem to 
reflect characteristics of society in the 
same way or even at the same time . . . 
but there is an interesting possibility that 
a new' trend in fashion may indicate a fu- 
ture trend in society or in the literature 
of the period, or vice versa." Noting the 
fashionably low necklines of Queen Eliza- 
beth's time, and the even lower ones in 
Dante's day, Dr. Gilbert suggests that 
today's necklines will be lower before they 
are higher. He also asks in way of pre- 
diction, "Is it possible that the general 
brightening of men's wear during the last 
few years is a suggestion of future 
changes in taste in literature and the 

Democracy — Not Just a Word 

Delivering the first of six famous Wal- 
green lectures at the University of Chi- 
cago, Dr. John H. Hallowell, Duke pro- 
fessor of political science, declared that 
some intellectuals now think it is fashion- 
able to declare that democracy is simply a 
word without any real meaning. "We 
seem bent upon proving by scientific, phil- 
osophical and theological arguments that 
there can be no such thing as science, 
philosophy or theology," he pointed out. 
"It has become fashionable in some quar- 
ters to declare that democracy is simply a 
name or a word referring to no objective 
reality. If the art of government con- 
sists, as some intellectuals say it does, in 
finding ways to use other peoples' senti- 
ments for one's own ends, then the to- 
talitarian dictatorships represent the art 
of government at its best and most effi- 
cient. . . . 

"On the other hand, it is possible. . . . 
that there is a real difference between 
democracy and tyranny and that freedom 
is something more valuable and real than 
a name." 

The Utopian Theories 

A lifetime interest in the history of 
man's desire for and speculation on per- 
fect and ideal society has culminated in 
the recent publication of "The Quest for 
Ftopia," a six-hundred page anthology of 
imaginary societies covering a period of 
three thousand years, by Dr. Glenn Neg- 
ley, chairman of Duke's Philosophy De- 
partment, and Dr. J. Max Patrick, asso- 
ciate professor of English at Queens 
(Continued on page 108) 

April, 19 52 


Alumnae Week End Is Held 

An Excellent Program Draws Many Former Co-eds 

"What the people of the Near East 
need more than anything else is under- 
standing and friendship," said Dr. Glora 
M. Wysner, secretary to the International 
Missionary Council, when she spoke to 
those who returned to Duke for the Ninth 
Annual Alumnae Week End on April 4, 
5 and 6. 

Featured guest speaker for the week 
end, Dr. Wysner was a stimulating lec- 
turer. She pointed out that news stories 
emphasize such problems as oil, struggles 
of the State of Israel, activities of the 
Arab League, and the place of Arab 
countries in the UN. "What we don't 
get," she said, "are the real reasons be- 
hind the unrest : poverty, health, land, 
and the refugee problem." Dr. Wysner 
feels that these underlying causes of un- 
rest in the Near East are more important 
than the headline stories we read. 

The strongest stabilizing influence in 
the tense situation, she reported, has been 
education through UN, and particularly 
U.S. funds. Despite the very low morale 
and increasing numbers of refugees, she 
added, the literacy campaigns in refugee 
camps have been quite successful, particu- 
larly under Christian leadership, which 
has a motivation — something which many 
of the refugees lack. Basically a friendly 
people, the inhabitants of the Near East 
are good targets for Communism because 
of the existing misery, Dr. Wysner said. 
They "still need large money grants from 
outside sources if they are to survive." 
But even that will not bring rest until 
there is a definite political settlement be- 
tween the Israelic and Arab States, she 

Speaking about the same part of the 
world as Dr. Wysner, Dr. Kenneth Clark 
of the Duke Divinity School told the 
alumnae of his year at the Monastery of 
St. Catherine in the Holy Land. He de- 
scribed the gigantic project of micro- 
filming ancient Biblical manuscripts, un- 
dertaken in connection with the Library 
of Congress. His account of life in the 
monastery, the daily life of the monks, 
and of the surrounding country proved 
very interesting. 

The arena-style presentation of "Uncle 
Harry" and the student debate on "Re- 
solved: The Federal Government should 
establish a program of wage and price 
controls," showed the visitors two distinct 
sides of student activities. Alumnae were 
impressed by the deep thinking of stu- 
dents today. 

Entering the second year of a two- 
year term of office as president of the 
Duke Alumnae Association is Coma 
Cole Willard (Mrs. Walter B.), '22, 
left. Elected to serve with her are 
Lee Anne Seawell, '40, A.M. '41, cen- 
ter, first vice-president, and Myrtle 
Wilkinson Pancake (Mrs. P. C), '48, 
right, second vice-president. 

Faculty and staff members, participat- 
ing in a workshop, answered questions 
about the University for the alumnae and 
discussed the present and future of Duke. 
Much helpful information was gained that 
the alumnae could make use of in their 
home communities. 

A highlight of the week end was the 
dinner in honor of Estelle Flowers Spears 
(Mrs. Marshall T., Sr.), '14, first alumna 
to be chosen a Duke University trustee. 
Tribute was paid to Mrs. Spears by Lu- 
eile Gorham Souders (Mrs. F. B.), '12, 
who spoke of her contributions to and 
connections with Duke University. Mrs. 
Spears is a sister of the late President 
Flowers. She has made many worth-while 
contributions to the University, the com- 
munity and the church. Following Mrs. 
Spear's acceptance of the tribute, other 
special guests were recognized. 

A large number of those present had 
attended all Alumnae Week Ends which 
have been held. This year the class of 
'33 had the largest registration. Miss 
Mamie E. Jenkins and Miss Annie M. 
Pegram, both '96, represented the oldest 
class with members present. The class of 
'51 was the youngest represented. Alum- 
nae came to the spring week end from as 
far as Florida and Michigan. 

Election of officers was held at the 
alumnae luncheon meeting. Coma Cole 

Willard (Mrs. Walter B.), '22, entered 
the second year of her two-year term, of 
office as president of the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation. Officers elected at the meeting 
were Lee Anne Seawell, '40, A.M. '41, 
director of placements and student aid at 
the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 
first vice-president; Myrtle Wilkinson 
Pancake (Mrs. P. C), '48, Huntington, 
W. Va., second vice-president; and three 
representatives at large, Blanche Barrin- 
ger Brian (Mrs. Earl W.), '22, Raleigh; 
Mildred Clusman Phillips (Mrs. Hugo 
R.), '42, Baltimore, Md.; and Martha 
Rudy Wallace (Mrs. J. P.), '48, St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

With Mrs. Pancake at Alumnae Week 
End were one of her sons, a high school 
freshman, her oldest daughter, a high 
school junior, and a friend of her daugh- 
ter's, who are all interested in coming to 
Duke when they enter college. They en- 
joyed the week end and felt it was a good 
introduction to the University they hope 
to attend. 

Comments from the alumnae who re- 
turned for the Ninth Alumnae Week End 
suggested that this was one of the most 
successful and interesting yet held. Be- 
sides the panels and talks planned for the 
entertainment and edification of the alum- 
nae, there was plenty of time for visiting 
and for seeing the campus. A coffee hour 
at the home of Mrs. Edens was one of the 
most enjoyable social events of the week 

Several alumnae and their families re- 
mained in Durham for Sunday, and many 
of them attended the regular Sunday 
Service at the Duke University Chapel. 
Dr. Waldo Beach, associate professor of 
Christian Ethics in the Divinity School, 
delivered the sermon. That afternoon the 
Chapel Choir presented a Palm Sunday 
performance of "The Redemption," In- 
troduction and Part I, by Gounod. 

Law Alumni Association 
Plans Annual Meeting 

The General Law Alumni Associa- 
tion is planning to hold its annual 
dinner meeting on May 30 at 7:00 
p.m., in the West Campus Union Ball- 
room. There will be a speaker for 
the occasion, and further plans will be 
published at a later date. It is hoped 
that a large number of law alumni 
will be able to attend the meeting, 
which will directly precede Duke com- 
mencement and reunion activities. 
Alumni are asked to write Dean Joseph 
A. McClain, Jr., Duke Law School, 
Duke University, Durham, for advance 
reservations to the banquet. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

According to The Duke-ster, newsletter 
published by the Buffalo and Western 
New York Alumni Association, new offi- 
cers elected December 11, 1951, for the 
year 1951-52 are Ben E. Neal, Jr., '43, 
president; John K. Hill, '44, treasurer; 
Rivera Ingle Holmes (Mrs. Volney M.), 
'33, secretary; and Marjorie L. Epes, '41, 
corresponding secretary. The group is 
looking forward to a highly successful 

New Orleans, La. 

Duke alumni in New Orleans met Fri- 
day, March 14, at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Richard Ordway (Dorothy Pillow), 
'30. Since it directly preceded the in- 
come tax deadline day, it was a "Paupers' 
Party." One of the most successful 
games played was "Duke Bingo," with 
names of the people at the meeting, Duke 
buildings, or Duke people used in place of 

Nash-Edgecombe Counties 

Duke alumni from Nash-Edgecombe 
Counties met March 25 at the Ricks Hotel 
in Rocky Mount, N. C. Fifty-two per- 
sons attended the meeting at which Dr. 
James T. Cleland was the speaker. Mrs. 
Cleland was also a guest. 

Dr. Cleland voiced the need for minis- 
ters to be better prepared to accomplish 
their missions. He spoke of a plan where- 
by ministers would be turned out of a 
divinity school in much the same manner 
as doctors, with terms as "interns," and 
"residents" required before receiving their 
degrees. He also spoke to the group 
about the present Divinity School system 
and about various improvements and 
changes at Duke. 

New officers elected by the group were 
0. Dewitt Mann, '36, LL.B. '39, Whita- 
kers, N. C, president ; Kenneth D. Weeks, 
M.D. '39, Rocky Mount, vice-president; 
Annie Lee Cutchin Neville (Mrs. Ben), 
'33, Whitakers, secretary -treasurer ; and 
Margaret Hassell Griffin (Mrs. Randolph 
S.), '35, Greenville, N. C, representative 
to the Alumnae Council. 

Duke Chapter of the NCEA 

The Duke University Chapter of the 
North Carolina Education Association 
held a breakfast meeting in connection 
with the annual meeting of the NCEA in 
Asheville on March 29 at the S and W 
Cafeteria. Dr. William H. Cartwright, 
chairman of the Department of Education 
at Duke, was the principal speaker. Others 
attending from the University were Dr. 
B. G. Childs, Dr. A. M. Proctor, Dr. Paul 
Clyde, and Charles A. Dukes. It was felt 


The Local Associations 

that this meeting was one of the most 
successful ever had by the group. 

New officers were elected to serve for 
the following year. They were Philip J. 
Weaver, '34, Greensboro, president; Blaine 
Madison, '33, A.M. '39, Raleigh, vice- 
president; and Sally B. Newman, '28, 
Roxboro, secretary. B. L. Smith, '16, was 
outgoing president, and presided at the 
breakfast meeting. 

Greenville, S. C. 

Greenville, S. G, alumni of Duke Uni- 
versity organized a new local chapter on 
April 1. Charles A. Dukes, director of 
Alumni Affairs, and Mrs. Dukes, were 
present for the first meeting of the group, 
which was held at the Ottaray Hotel. 

Officers were elected to serve the new 
organization for the coming year. They 
are Donald G. Perry, '47, president; 
Charles W. Spence, '50, LL.B. '51, vice- 
president; Harry C. Walker, LL.B. '50, 

second vice-president; Joel Martin, B.S. 
M.E. '48, secretary; Erwin Jackson, Jr., 
'49, treasurer; and Kellah Miller Cureton 
(Mrs. John A., Jr.), '29, alumnae repre- 

Thirty people were present at the ini- 
tial meeting. However, all Duke alumni 
in the Greenville area are automatically 
members of the new chapter. 

Chicago, III. 

At a meeting Friday evening, April 4, 
at the Lake Shore Club, Chicago alumni 
voted approval of a revised constitution 
drafted by President Bob Johnston, '45. 
Mary Stormont, '51, was elected alumnae 
representative, a new office for the Chi- 
cago group, which was created to encour- 
age wider alumnae participation in the 
work of the chapter. 

The group is currently planning a pic- 
nic-outing on June 15 for alumni and 
their families. Special children's games 

Attending the ' ' Paupers ' Party ' ' in New Orleans on March 14 were, first row, 
left to right, Shirley Brandon (Mrs. Dan M.) ; Althea Nolde Krum (Mrs. 
Kenneth), '37; second row, left to right, Richard Ordway; Marjorie Prey 
Brown (Mrs. David B.), '48; Daniel M. Brandon, B.S.M.E. '42; A. H. 
Joyner, '42; third row, left to right, Rhoderick E. Joyner, '19; John Crowell, 
M.D. '46; Dorothy Pillow Ordway (Mrs. Richard), '30; Naomi Crowell (Mrs. 
John) ; Carol Joyner (Mrs. A. H.) ; and Mrs. Rhoderick Joyner. 

April, 1952 


Alumni who attended the San Francisco Duke alumni meeting on February 8, 
were, front row, left to right, Kathy Sehnoor ; Jerry Javer, '46, M.D., B.S.M. 
'48; Lena Carson Sehnoor (Mrs. Ernie), R.X. '49,' B.S.N. '50: H. M. Page; 
Tom Sehnoor, B.S.M. '38, M.D. '39 ; center row, left to right, Florence Handy 
Sehnoor (Mrs. Tom), special student at Duke in 1943; Mrs. Thomas McDade ; 
Virginia Zerfass Deal (Mrs. C. H.), B.S. '44; Emma Harmon Cromartie (Mrs. 
Richard), '41; Molly Stull, Xewlin Ashmore. R.X., B.S.X. '49; back row, left 
to right, C. H. Deal, B.S. '41, Ph.D. '45 ; Tom MaeDade. Jr.; Tom Burns: 
Ernie Sehnoor, M.D. '51 ; Richard Stull, '40 ; and Lester H. Margolis. M.D. '40. 

will be included on the program. Gradu- 
ating- Duke seniors will be personally in- 
vited to attend, and any undergraduates 
will be welcome. 

Buncombe County 

Duke alumni of Buncombe County, 
X. C, met April 9 at the Battery Park 
Hotel. Approximately 70 alumni were 
present for the meeting. Coach Bill Mur- 
ray was principal speaker, and a report 
of the Duke Development Campaign was 
given by Don S. Elias, general chairman 
for the area. 

The following officers were elected for 
the year 1952: William F. Powell, M.D. 
'38, president; Peter E. Callahan, '37, 
vice-president; John A. Scronce, '28, 
treasurer; and Marian S. Nance, '33, sec- 

Most Decorated Marine 


Marine Captain 
-^=5t Horace L. (Sonnv) 

*?"" W Johnson, B.S.C.E. 

'44, became Parris 
Island's most deco- 
rated Korean vet- 
eran, wh.n he re- 
ceived the Navy 
Cross, a gold star in 
lieu of a second Sil- 
ver Star Medal, and 
the Bronze Star for 
three individual acts of gallantry in the 
Korean fighting. Brigadier General Mat- 

< t, 

thew C. Horner awarded the honors at a 
special ceremony at the Parris Island 
Marine Base early this year. 

The Navy Cross, second highest honor 
a Marine can receive, was awarded for 
his actions on November 28 and 29. 1950, 
when after superior enemy forces had 
penetrated his company's lines, he crawled 
from his position up to the right flank to 
determine the situation first hand. Since 
all communications had been severed by 
the enemy, he made his way back to the 
battalion area, gained reinforcements and 
personally led them back to the battle 
area, placing them strategically in the 
line to contain the enemy. Although the 
enemy attack increased in intensity and 
threatened to overrun his company's po- 
sition, Captain Johnson, who had been 
struck in the helmet by an enemy bullet, 
organized a Marine group in a counter- 
attack and personally led the charge that 
repulsed the enemy and regained the 
unit's original position. 

For fearlessly exposing himself to ene- 
my fire during a two-day fight last April 
following a fanatical enemy attack, Cap- 
tain Johnson received his second Silver 
Star. The Bronze Star was awarded him 
for successfully leading a rifle platoon to 
rescue a friendly unit. 

Having been recalled to active duty in 
August 1950, Captain Johnson served in 
Korea and then as recruit company com- 
mander at Parris Island. Last month 
Captain and Mrs. Johnson returned to 

North Kansas City, Mo., where they are 
living at 2612 Swift Avenue. They have 
two small daughters, Sandra, 5, and Pa- 
tricia, 3. Pictures of the little girls ap- 
pear on the Sons and Daughters page this 

Letter from First Women 
At Trinity Now at Duke 

On September 4, 1874, Mary, Theresa 
and Pierce (Persis) Giles wrote a letter 
to Mr. A. J. Fordham, telling of their 
appreciation of the opportunity to study 
at Trinity College and of a sermon they 
had heard Braxton Craven, president of 
the College, deliver. The three Giles sis- 
ters were the first women to graduate from 
Trinity College, with the class of 187S. 

This past month, the Giles sisters' let- 
ter to Mr. Fordham was added to the 
Duke manuscript collection. It was pre- 
sented to the University by Cynthia Hege, 
a freshman from Salisbury, who is the 
great grand-daughter of Mr. Fordham. 
Covering two slightly yellow pages on 
both sides, the letter was written with the 
careful penmanship characteristic of the 
last century. The 78-year-old letter is 
now preserved and protected by trans- 
parent silk. 

"We have always had an insatiable thirst 
for learning,'' Theresa wrote in her part 
of the letter. "I had almost ceased to 
hope for it until we came here, and had 
so fine an opportunity presented us for 
obtaining it. We study and have regular 
recitations to one of the professors in the 

At first the three sisters from Onslow 
County were simply listed as special stu- 
dents. However, by the time of com- 
mencement exercises in 1878, they were 
honored with degrees as were regular 
seniors. President Craven announced to 
the audience that the girls had passed 
creditable examinations and were entitled 
to degrees as much as were the men. The 
awarding of their degrees was followed 
by a great deal of applause. 

Still pursuing their education, the 
Giles sisters became the first women to re- 
ceive M.A. degrees from Trinity College 
in 1885. Making good use of their scho- 
lastic efforts, they later taught in North 
Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee, and 
established Greenwood Female College in 
South Carolina. 

There is a tale still told of how these 
first co-eds in the South would patiently 
wait until men students were dismissed for 
the day before going before kind-hearted 
professors for recitation periods. They 
lived to see their pioneering spirit bring 
about amazing changes in the education 
of women. 


Duke Alumni Register 

The Undergraduate View 

by Ronny Nelson, '52 

Joe College Again 

Joe College Weekend once more tran- 
spired bigger and better than ever in its 
second year of revival, and showing every 
indication of becoming Duke's favorite 
tradition. Since nothing is ever allowed 
to stand still, and since last year's ex- 
travaganza left little to be desired, the 
committee could not easily improve upon 
its predecessors' achievements, and conse- 
quently put some time and thought on the 
subject before it eame up with the idea of 
extending and enlarging both the length 
and route of the customary parade, as well 
as its very grandness. This parade, in 
which almost every fraternity and sorority, 
several other organizations, Navy and Air 
Force bands and marching units, and 
goodness knows who else participated, 
officially opened the Weekend that has 
the definite distinction of being the only 
campus event capable of turning just 
about everybody out. Limited to a West 
to East route last year, and made up 
mostly of convertibles decorated with co- 
eds and crepe paper, mostly with coeds, 
the parade this year blossomed out into 
an all-Durham affair. Sporting a bona 
fide police escort and a flashy figurehead 
in the person of AU-American basketball 
player Dick Groat, the entourage of 
twenty-seven fancy floats made its fan- 
fared way down Main Street through the 
heart of Durham and out to East Campus. 

Prize for the most beautiful float went 
to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and 
for the most original to the Pi Kappa 
Alpha fraternity. 

The rest of the afternoon was taken 
up with a program of field events and an 
exchange picnic supper. That evening the 
festivities continued with a repeat per- 
formance of Hoof 'n' Horn's "Anything 
Goes," which opened the preceding night, 
and a dance to Eliot Lawrence's music. 
Throughout the day and night, the student 
conception of typical Joe College attire, 
ranging from Alpine shorts to peasant 
blouses, prevailed. 

Saturday saw a huge outdoor picnic 
lunch in the quadrangle on West (during 
which Mr. Lawrence's crew piped to the 
diners under the azure blue), a bevy of 
performances by Duke's various spring 
teams, and finally a formal dance in the 
evening. On Sunday the ball was tossed 

to the fraternities, who carried out the 
whopping climax with cabin parties. 
Prom the promise of this year's schedule, 
boosted by the memory of last year's suc- 
cess, the Weekend showed signs of making 
every Duke student happy beyond his 
wildest dreams, and at the same time must 
have caused anguish to Life magazine for 
having missed the opportunity of cov- 
ering it. 

Spring finally came in earnest to the 
campus, but nobody was around to see it. 
For with it came that annual institution 
erroneously termed vacation, when the 
student body collectively breaks its neck 
to be the first away, breaks its neck to 
have a good time, and then breaks its 
neck to get back. But spring did come, 
and when the student had sufficiently re- 
covered to realize it, he reacted in all the 
usual and time-honored ways. 

Some young men's thoughts lightly 
turned to love, and the results were pretty 
obvious. Fraternity pins flew, convertible 
tops came down, and infected couples 
could be seen everywhere by sunlight and 

Some young men's thoughts turned to 
campus elections, and here too the re- 
sults were obvious. Everything in sight 
capable of bearing a sign bore one. Every 
inanimate object screamed out for your 
attention and your vote. 

But probably the most obvious were 
the results of those young men whose 
thoughts turned to sports. Every spring 
team was in action, many of them com- 
piling admirable records. The baseball 
team won eleven of its first twelve and 
looked well on the way toward its second 
conference championship in as many 
years. On its Florida tour, the golf team 
dropped only one match, and then re- 
turned home to take on all comers from 
the North with success. The tennis team 
won three of its first four engagements. 
The lacrosse team got their season off to 
a good start by beating Dartmouth 3-1. 
And the track team took one of the top 
places in the annual Florida relays. 

Spring had finally turned that last cor- 
ner which it had supposedly been linger- 
ing just around, and the contagious thing 
was quickly caught, much to eveiyone's 

More Liberal Guts 

Lo and behold ! from out of the talking,, 
polling, questioning, and complaining has 
come a proposal, made up by joint stu- 
dent and faculty committees and directed 
to the Faculty Council for consideration 
and approval. It is a more liberal, and 
what seems reasonably fair, cut system. 
Except for certain conditions, it amounts 
virtually to an unlimited system. For 
cuts before and after vacations, and on 
the first day of the semester, offenders 
would have an extra semester hour added 
to the total required for graduation. For 
more than three cuts in a period of two 
weeks, non "C" average offenders would 
be deprived of further absences, viola- 
tions being subject to the same penalty. 
As proposed, this system would put the 
good student on his own, and give the 
below average student something to shoot 
for. Most everyone seems to be happy 
with the prospects of the new set-up, 
with the possible exception of the gradu- 
ating senior, whose wail can still be 

Greek Week Deeds 

Fraternities have again shown them- 
selves to be worthy of something more 
than mere bitter invective. During an- 
nual Greek Week activities, designed to 
give the rising fraternity man a sense of 
(Continued on page 108) 

A snappy platoon from the Army of 
the Confederacy, Kappa Alpha ver- 
sion, marched the streets of Durham 
on Joe College Week End (looking for 
Sherman's rear guard). 

Argyle sox, boy friend's delight and 
professor's dispair, were the theme of 
an attractive Kappa Alpha Theta 
float, upon which the girls knitted the 
length of Main Street, 

April, 1952 





Duke Alumni Register 

Class Agents Work to Reactivate Loyalty Fund 

After having' been incorporated into 
the Development Campaign for a period 
of nearly two years, the Loyalty Fund, 
focal point of alumni financial support 
for the University, is again assuming a 
separate identity. 

The first phase of the Development 
Campaign, in which an effort was suc- 
cessfully made to raise more than eight 
and one-half million dollars, was con- 
cluded in January. These funds are be- 
ing directed toward capital projects which 
require major expenditures and which are 
essential to the University's progress and' 
future welfare. 

Alumni are now turning their attention 
back to the annual giving program, 
through which they are asked each year 
to give what they can in order to help the 
University defray its annual operating 
expenses. In this way they make a vital 
contribution to the continuance of high 
standards of instruction and protect Duke 
against financial inroads caused by in- 
flation and by increased demands upon 
its resources. 

The job of reactivating the Loyalty 
Fund has been undertaken by Class 
Agents, about half of whom are pictured 
on the page at left. All activities of the 
short spring campaign are being concen- 
trated within class groups and no geo- 
graphical campaigns are being planned. 

Earlier this month the Class Agents 
wrote to classmates, reminding them that 
the Loyalty Fund is now back in the pic- 
ture and asking for their support. A sec- 
ond letter is going out the middle of May 
and, in all probability, that will conclude 
the campaign for this fiscal year. 

The current campaign is an extremely 
short one because of the still-recent con- 
clusion of the Development Program's 
initial phase, in which alumni were chiefly 
interested. Not all alumni are being 
asked to participate. Those who made 
gifts to the Development Campaign after 
July 1, 1951, and those who are still mak- 
ing payments on Development Campaign 
pledges are not being called upon to give. 

Nevertheless, the goal has been set at 
$150,000, since this is the sum that Duke 
needs this year to supply adequately the 
1951-52 budget. A total of $90,000, how- 
ever, is available for crediting to the 
Loyalty Fund from the Development 
Campaign. This leaves only $60,000 to 
be raised before June 30, and alumni 
leaders are optimistic over the chances of 

Past and Future 

In actuality, the Loyalty Fund has had 
noteworthy success since it first came into 
existence as an annual giving program in 
1947. In that year, for the first time, 

Duke alumni were asked to consider shar- 
ing their income with their University, 
just as they shared with their churches 
and other civic and charitable enterprises 
they felt worthy of support. It came as 
shock to many that Duke needed money 
to sustain a high level of operations. 
This, however, did not prevent a fine re- 
sponse to the first appeal, and in 1947-48 
over $112,000 was raised. 

The next year saw the Loyalty Fund 
grow to where it produced over $150,000, 
and some 6,500 alumni and friends shared 
in its success. It took a place among the 
top 10 alumni funds in the country. 

In 1949-50 the amount raised dropped 
to slightly less than $135,000, due pri- 
marily to the influence of the Develop- 
ment Campaign, then getting underway. 
In 1950-51 the two fund programs were 
temporarily merged, with results that are 
now a matter of record. 

President Edens has announced that the 
Development Program will continue to 
pursue its larger goal, but that alumni, 
for the most part, will now be asked to 
support the Loyalty Fund again. 

"The Loyalty Fund," he said, "is of 
prime importance to the University's fu- 
ture. It is a continuing source of sup- 
port, and the strength of Duke University 
depends largely upon the strength of the 
Lovaltv Fund." 

First Row: Dr. A. W. Plyler, '92, Greensboro, N. C; Ottis L. Green, '97, Asheville, N. C; Dr. N. C. Newbold, '98, Kaleigh, N. C; 
W. H. Adams, '99, Richmond, Va. ; Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, '00, Raleigh, N. C. ; Dr. J. M. Ormond, '02, Durham, N. C. 

Second Sow: Daniel S. Murph, '03, Washington, D. C; Dr. Julian Blanehard, '05, New York, N. Y.; W. Murray Jones, '07, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; M. A. Briggs, '09, Durham, N. C. ; Dr. A. M. Proctor, '10, Durham, N. C. ; W. Ray Bell, '11, New York, N. Y. 

Third Bow: J. Allen Lee, '12, Monroe, N. C; H. M. Ratcliff, '13, Winston-Salem, N. C; Harley B. Gaston, '14, Belmont, N. C; 
L. L. Ivey, '15, Raleigh, N. C. ; J. Watson Smoot, '17, Tarboro, X. C. ; LeRoy E. Graham, '18, Durham, N. C. 

Fourth Row: Sam H. Lee, '20, Monroe, N. C; T. C. Kirkman, '22, High Point, X. C.; J. Glenn Pennington, '23, Thomasville, N. C; 
John P. Frank, '26, Mt. Airy, N. C.; Charles H. Livengood, Jr., '31, Durham, N. C; John D. Minter, '33, Raleigh, N. C. 

Fifth Roiv: Charles S. Rhyne, '34, Washington; D. C. ; James L. Newsom. '35, Durham, N. C. ; George D. Davis, '37, High Point, 
N. C; J. Webb Bost, '40, Charlotte, N. C; Andrew L. Dueker. Jr., '41, Greensboro, N. C; George A. Trakas, '42, Gastonia, 
X. C. 

Sixth Row: Sid L. Gulledge, Jr., '43, Winston-Salem, X. C; Charles F. Blanehard, '45, Raleigh, X. C; Xorris L. Hodgkins, Jr., 
'47, Southern Pines, X. C; William B. Houck, '49, Roanoke. Ya.; Robert L. Hazel, '50, Gastonia, X. C; James S. Briggs, 
Jr., '51, Raleigh, X. C. 

April, 1952 



Some Random Scenes from the 

Although hampered by icy cold and by 
rain, the Twentieth Annual Engineers 
Show held March 14 and 15 drew a record 
crowd to the College of Engineering this 
year. Young and old alike were enter- 
tained by the various displays in the three 
departments. Many new exhibits were 
shown this year, and others from previous 
years were enlarged upon. 

At upper left, one of the electrical en- 
gineering students watches closely to see 
the speed indicated by the "Whammy" 
(box on top of telephone booth) as a 
model plane flies past on a guide wire. 
One of the most popular exhibits at the 
show, the "Whammy" has since been in- 
stalled by the Durham police to catch 
speed limit violators. Until the Engi- 

neers Show, however, the Durham public 
had not had a close look at the "Whammy." 

A perennial favorite, the high voltage 
laboratory with its man-made lightning 
demonstration, had a new exhibit in ad- 
dition to the regular one this year. Vari- 
ous examples of kinetic energy were ex- 
plained before the group was admitted to 
the "lightning chamber," in the Electrical 

The City of Durham is planning to 
extend a street near the new Veterans 
Administration Hospital near West Cam- 
pus to alleviate traffic problems on Erwin 
Road when the hospital begins its opera- 
tion. Models of several alternative inter- 
section possibilities were constructed by 
some of the Civil Engineering Department 
students for the show. Aerial maps of 

the city, combined with the detailed mod- 
els, gave the visitors, and especially Dur- 
hamites, an opportunity to see what their 
tax-money would go for. In the picture 
at lower left, one of the students points 
out the proposed roadway and intersection 
model to a group of visitors. 

Fluoridation of city water has been one 
of the most controversial scientific and 
political questions in Durham during the 
past year. At lower right, is a fluorida- 
tion display made by civil engineering 
students, showing the various effects of 
fluoridation in relation to dental problems 
over the entire nation. It is felt by many 
that fluoridation of water supplies pre- 
vents tooth decay and is most beneficial 
to maintaining sound teeth. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Twentieth Annual Engineers' Show 

For some time the principal senior 
project in the Department of Mechanical 
Engineering, has been the ram jet en- 
gine. This year the ram jet was in fine 
working order, and in spite of a heavy 
drizzle, most of the visitors to the Engi- 
neers Show crowded about the whizzing 
engine located in a sheltered depression 
behind the College of Engineering, as 
shown in the picture at upper left. The 
students themselves developed the method 
of shaping the jet engine body. Mounted 
on a helicopter rotor, the ram jet is an 
extremely high-powered engine and trav- 
els at very high speeds. 

Inspecting an Oldsmobile 6 engine in 
the mechanical engineering laboratory are 
a group of interested young women at 
upper right. They too, want to know just 

what the insides of their cars look like. 
A student is on hand to explain just what 
each part is for. This engine was just 
one of the working models displayed in 
the laboratory. In addition to automobile 
engines, tractor engines, and others, the 
Mechanical Engineering Department had 
a complete steam generating plant. 

No, those are not recipes on the black- 
board, but those are hot dogs on the elec- 
tric machine in the foreground. For the 
second year, the Engineers Wives Club 
took charge of the concession stand. After 
touring three floors of exhibits in each 
department, most of the visitors stopped 
by for an electronically cooked hot dog, 
complete with chili and slaw, and a coke. 

The Engineering Library makes a good 
place to display the DukEngineer, maga- 

zine published by the students. A large 
exhibit, showing each step needed to make 
the finished magazine from cover designs 
to galley proofs was arranged in the Li- 
brary. As part of the publication exhibit 
this year was a collection of Alumni 
Registers and other alumni publications 
put out during the past year winch in 
any way featured the engineers. A pic- 
ture of this exhibit appears at lower right. 
Beyond the magazine display is an ex- 
hibit arranged to demonstrate various 
kinds of slide rules and similar engineer- 
ing equipment. 

The Engineers' Show is an annual mile- 
stone in the history of the profession. 
Alert students always make great efforts 
to display publicly the most recent ad- 
vances in teehnologv. 

April, 1952 


Big Blue Devil Bats Are Bringing Wins 

Coach Jack Coombs Wears a Happy Grin This Spring 

Early season games indicate that Coach 
Jack Coombs has come up with a "Mur- 
derers" Row" this year that opposing 
pitchers face with no small amount of 
trepidation. In the first 18 games the 
Blue Devils collected a total of 184 runs — 
more than 10 per game. 

Winning 16 of their first 18 games, 
losing only to Clemson and Ohio Univer- 
sity, Duke's baseballers have been most 
impressive of the spring athletic teams in 
early showings. 

The Blue Devils whipped South Caro- 
lina 3-1, Furman 6-1 and 4-1 and Clem- 
son 14-8 and lost to Clemson 10-9 in a 
five-game spring holidays' trip into South 

Returning home, the Devils trounced 
Yale twice by 9-2 and 12-3, decisioned 
Michigan State 10-9 in 10 innings, mauled 
Pennsylvania twice by a score of 13-4 
and tripped Carolina 4-2 in the opening 
Big Four League game. 

Next they lost to Ohio University 1-4, 
and then went on to beat State 13-2, 
Clemson 6-2, Davidson 16-1, State 18-9, 
Furman 20-5, and Carolina 13-5. 

Three frontline pitchers, righthanders 
Joe Lewis and Bob Davis and lefthander 
George Carver, have impressed as starters 
and righthander Bill Ward has scored two 
wins as a reliefer. Lewis pitched two 
two-hitters for wins. 

At the plate, the Blue Devils have been 
even more outstanding. Newcomers Jim 
(Red) Smith, Gordon Clapp, Billy Lea, 
Johnny Gibbons and Jack Tarr have 
come through with flying colors. Smith 
and Clapp have divided duty in left field 
and Smith has powdered the ball at a 
tremendous .560 clip. They've played so 
well that John Carroll, regular left fielder 
of last year who hit .320 has been used 
only as a reliefer in center field and Gib- 
bons, another .300 hitter last year, was 
shifted from the outfield to third base. 

Lea and Gibbons have plugged infield 
holes capably and turned in their share, 
or more of it, at the plate. Lea has 
batted around .350 and Gibbons won the 
Carolina game with a two-run homer in 
the ninth inning. 

Tarr. a sophomore from Trenton, N. J., 
has been the No. 1 catcher and has also 
hit well. 

The first team has Bill Werber (who 
hit three home runs in two days against 

Yale and Michigan State) at first; Lea 
at second ; Ail-American Dick Groat 
(who's hitting better than .400) at short- 
stop ; Gibbons at third ; and Smith, Benny 
Cavaliere and Dick Johnson in the out- 
field. Coach Coombs has arranged his 
catchers so that Tarr catches Davis, Jack 
McGuire works with Carver and Dick 
Denny works with Lewis. He calls Tarr 
the No. 1 catcher, however. 

That lineup gives Duke three lefthanded 
hitting outfielders. Against lefthanded 
pitching, Clapp replaces Smith in left 
field and Carroll goes to center in place 
of Cavaliere. 

Utility infielders are Bill Donigan 
(third baseman at start of season), and 
Glenn Wild and Cy Rodio. Extra out- 
fielders are Bill Robinson, a letter winner 
last season, and Jerrv Kramme. 

Gordon Clapp and Red Smith 

Bill Werber and Dick Groat 

The team looms as one of the best all- 
round outfits produced at Duke in many 

Other Sports 

Other spring athletic teams — track, ten- 
nis, golf and lacrosse — all turned in above 
.500 averages in early showings in March 
and April. 

The tennis team was most successful of 
all, winning over Brown 9-0, Florida 5-4, 
Williams 6-3 and Dartmouth 7-2 and los- 
ing only to the Jacksonville, Fla., Naval 
Air Station 6-2 in early matches. Later 
matches saw the netters defeat Lehigh 
9-0, Presbyterian 9-0, Kalamazoo 9-0, and 
North Carolina 5-4. 

The starting lineup has consisted of Kes 
Deimling, Norm Schellenger, Dave Sehim- 
mel, Ralph Paris, Buzzy Hettleman and 
either Hal Lipton, Ronnie Simpson or 
Buzz Cardozo. Only Lipton and Simp- 
son are seniors and Schimmel and Hettle- 
man are freshmen, Paris a sophomore. 

The track crew won two relays and the 
hurdles event in the Florida relays and 
turned in an impressive showing in the 
Carolina Relays, but lost its first dual 
meet with Princeton, 81-50, and its record 
with Navy 46%-83%. Crack sprinters 
Piney Field and Capt. Henry Poss were 
not up to top strength for the meet with 
the Ivy Leaguers. Most impressive of 
the Duke team have been freshman Joe 
Shankle of Level Cross, N. G, and Johnny 
Tate, junior from La Grange, Ga. Tate 
placed fourth in the IC4A indoor meet 
at New York as a quartermiler and 
Shankle is a very promising prospect who 
does everything well. 

The golf team, defending Southern 
Conference champs and gunning for its 
14th title in 17 years with only one let- 
terman from last year missing, scored 
wins over South Carolina 18-9, Citadel 
17y 2 -9y 2 , Rollins 16y 2 -10y 2 , Williams 
32y 2 -3y 2 , Harvard 26%-% and Virginia 
24-3, but was tied and defeated by a 
strong Florida team during the spring 
holidays. In later matches the golfers de- 
feated Michigan 22y 2 -7y 2 , Navy 6-1, Ken- 
tucky 21 1 / 2 -5 1 / 2 , and Ohio University 
28%-!%. Leading the way are Mike Sou- 
chak, George Toms, Jim Pollock, Henry 
Clark and Paul Hardin, all lettermen, 


Duke Alumni Register 

and sophomore John Eisinger of Be- 
thesda, Md. 

Coach Jack Persons' lacrosse team, 
minus much of its AU-Ameriean luster of 
last season when it tied with Virginia for 
runner-up spot in the national standings, 
scored wins over Dartmouth 3-1 and Le- 
high 18-2 and lost to Maryland 6-4 in 
early contests. Subsequently it downed 
Princeton's national champions 9-4 and 
Washington College 6-3. Pacing the club 
are such stars as All- American Bob Bickel 
and Nolan Rogers, defense; Don Bafford, 
goalie; Otto Dieffenbach and Dan Pea- 
cock, midfleld; and Brooke Cottman, Jim 
Whitescarver and freshman Bob Taylor, 

Late Scores 

The mighty men in Blue pounded out 
two more wins, both over conference foes, 
just before the Register went to press. 
The first was an 8 to 1 victory of Big 
Four rival Wake Forest and the second 
an 11 to 2 win over Davidson. This 
brings Duke's conference mark to 13 wins 
against one loss and virtually assures the 
Devils of the Southern Division cham- 

It is a little premature, but already 
talk can be heard regarding the prospects 
of a national championship team this 
year. This is certainly one of the great- 
est Blue Devil nines in history. 




Coach Coombs' Retirement Announced 

Duke Loses a Coach and a Legend 

Northern Division 





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William and Mary 




Virginia Military 



Virginia Tech 



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South Carolina 




N. C. State 




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The Citadel 




April, 1952 

The retirement of John W. (Jack) 
Coombs, beloved baseball coach at Duke 
University for the past 24 years, was an- 
nounced late this month. 

In keeping with a University rule, 
Coombs will retire on August 31. The rule, 
established by the Board of Trustees, calls 
for any member of the Duke staff to re- 
tire after the academic year in which he 
reaches his 69th birthday. 

Coombs, at the present time coaching 
one of the best teams in Duke history, 
said, "I'll miss my association with the 
boys, but I'll catch all the catfish in 
Texas." Coombs maintains three resi- 
dences — at West Kennebunk, Me., his 
home ; at Palestine, Texas, his wife's home, 
and on the Duke campus. 

Duke athletic officials had planned a 
testimonial at the final Duke home game 
on May 12 but Coach Coombs declined the 
honor with thanks, saying, "No, I'll go 
quietly and like the old soldier, just fade 

The ending of his career as active coach 
will take from the game the man gener- 
ally recognized as "Mr. College Baseball." 
Following the completion of his major 
league career, he coached four years at 
Williams College and four years at Prince- 
ton before joining the Duke staff in 1929. 
He had previously served as coach at Rice 
for three years — during World War I. 

He has probably produced more major 
league baseball players than any college 
coach in the history of the game. His 
greatest stars were Eddie Dyer, pitcher 
for the Cardinals, Bill Werber, Sr., in- 
fielder, who played for the Athletics, the 
Red Sox and Cincinnati, Harold Wagner, 
catcher, who played for the Athletics, Red 
Sox and Detroit, Eric Tipton, outfielder 
for the Athletics and Cincinnati, Claude 
Corbitt, shortstop for Cincinnati, Bill 
McCahan, pitcher for the Athletics and 
the Dodgers and Chubby Dean, pitcher for 
the Athletics and Cleveland. 

At the present time he has three play- 
ers in the big time — Al Curtis with the 
Red Sox, Ron Northey with the Cubs, and 
Brandon Davis with Pittsburgh. He has 
a host of former players in the minors. 
As a player, Coombs was one of the 
great pitchers of all time. His shutout 
record of 13 in 1910 still stands and he 
pitched and won the longest game in the 
history of the American League — 24 in- 
nings between the Athletics and the Red 
Sox. He won five World Series games 
without a defeat. 

His Duke teams have won many South- 
ern Conference and North Carolina cham- 
pionships, the most recent being the 
Southern Conference title last season 
when his Blue Devils shutout Maryland 
and Clemson in the annual tournament. 
Through last year his Duke teams had 
won 350 games against 164 defeats. 

He is author of one of the best-known 
books on baseball, a book that is used as 
a text in 187 colleges throughout the na- 

His course in baseball in the Duke 
physical education department is most 
popular. Hundreds of students who were 
not athletes have studied the game under 
the "old master." 

He is one of the most popular "men 
about the campus" in the institution's his- 
tory. For years he has conducted daily 
"bull sessions" with students, and with 
members of the faculty and administra- 

Coombs went. straight from Colby Col- 
lege, where he majored in chemistry, to 
the Athletics. At Colby, he was a mem- 
ber of the football, basketball, baseball, 
track and tennis teams. He played base- 
ball, track and tennis in the spring be- 
cause the schedule makers worked it out 
so that he could play baseball one day, 
track the next and tennis the third. 

Connie Mack, Sr., signed Coombs after 
his graduation from Colby and started 
him for the first time against Washington 
on July 5, 1906. He gave Washington 
only seven hits and won 3-0. 

That long game was at Boston on Sep- 
tember 1, 1906. It was scheduled to be 
the first game of a double header but it 
went 24 innings and four hours and 47 
minutes. He allowed 15 hits and fanned 

He took his regular turn, however, four 
days later and beat Washington, 3-1, and 
five days after that pitched a four-hitter 
against the same team, winning 2-1. 

He became a real sensation in 1910. 
He won 31 out of 40 games. He hurled 
that record 13 shutouts and pitched 12 
one run games. He did not pitch a shut- 
out until June 22 but he got five in July, 
three in August and four in September. 
He worked a total of 353 innings during 
the regular season and then started, fin- 
ished and won the second, third and fifth 
games of the World Series, beating Mor- 
decai Brown twice and Ed Reulbach once. 

In 1911, he again worked in 40 games 
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3. Robert Forest Coman. James Hillary 
Coman, III. "Billie" Crouse Coman, '44. 
James H. Coman, Jr., B.S. '44. Durham, 
N. C. Grandfather: J. H. Coman, Sr. 

4. Barbara Joy Willoughby. Margaret 
Jeanne Willoughby. Mary Barber Wil- 
loughby, '45. Robert E. Willoughby, '45. 
Kalamazoo, Mich. 

5. Lloyd Woodson Moss. Ann Howard Moss. 

Jean Williams Moss, '42. John E. Moss, '36, 
M.D. '40. Mobile, Ala. 

6. Sandara Johnson. Patricia Johnson. 
Horace L. Johnson, Jr. North Kansas City, 

7. Jean Louise Heitzman. Edna Breifhaupt 
Heitzman (Mrs. Harlan), '42. Clarendon 
Hills, 111. 

8. James Theodore Burghardt. Bessie Cox 
Burghardt (Mrs. J. E.), '44. Baltimore, Md. 

R. T. (Taz) Creekmore, B.S. '32. Carol 

Creekmore. Sally Creekmore. Ross 

Creekmore. Mrs. R. T. Creekmore. Win- 
chester, Ind. 

10. George Owens Bridewell. 
well, '49. Lanexa, Va. 

Ross O. Bride- 


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Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 




S. Dwight Wilkerson, '27, M.Ed. '32, Bam- 
berg, S. C. 

Lt. Comdr. C. W. (Bolo) Perdue, "40, Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Kelly L. Elmore, '22, Ph.D. '31, Sheffield, 

James O. Thomas, '21, Leaksville, X. C. 

Eobert L. Hazel, B.S.C.E. '50, Gastonia, 
N. C. 

Boyd Pierson, '37, Caribou, Maine 

Lou Bello, '47, Raleigh, N. C. 

Marjorie Stallcup Watkins (Mrs. V. G.), '38, 
Durham, X. C. 

"Bobby" Anderson, '50, Washington, D. C. 

Ens. James G. Carr, '49, U. S. Navy 

Sara Creech Carr (Mrs. J. G.), '52, St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

John A. MeDougald, '43, Tryon, N. C. 

William A. Griffin, '47, New Haven, Conn. 

William E. Tracy, '39, Bloomfield, X. J. 

Mary Jones Taylor (Mrs. J. W., Jr.), '22, 
Norfolk, Va. 

2nd Lt. Robert Frye, '49, Camp Carson, Colo. 

J. Stuart Erickson, '51, Gastonia, N. C. 

Elizabeth Churchill Underwood (Mrs. W. 
A.), '27, Asheboro, N. C. 

HAWKE (MRS. N. J., JR.) graduated with 
the Class of '41. 


President : R. P. Reade 

Class Agent: Dr. J. Henry Highsmith 
The address of JAMES C. ALLRED is 251 
Pine Road, Clearwater, Fla. 


President: E. S. Tarbrough 
Class Agent : Dr. J. M. Ormond 
W. H. BROWN is a retired minister, making 
his home in Jackson Springs, N. C. Mr. and 
Mrs. Brown have a son, WILLIAM HIN- 
TON BROWN, '26, and a daughter, Mar- 
garet Elizabeth Brown Warren. 
KER), '05, live at Butner, N. C, where he 
teaches occupational therapy to patients at 
the State Hospital. Three of their children, 
G. B. (JACK), JR., '26, ANNIE LOU 
LIX (MRS. JOHX D.), '31 all attended 
Duke, and Mr. Caldwell says that his seven 
grandchildren are Duke-bound. 
'06, teaches at the Presbyterian Junior Col- 
lege in Maxton, N. C. He is also an alum- 
nus of Columbia University and the Univer- 
sity of Berlin. 

George R. Wallace, '27, Morehead City, N. C. 
J. Welch Harriss, '27, High Point, N. C. 
William Massey, U.S.N., '50, M.F. '51, New- 
port, R. I. 
Everett H. Emerson, A.M. '49, Christehurch, 

Katherine Terrell Emerson (Mrs. E. H. ), 

'48, A.M. '49, Christehurch, Va. 
Charles T. Speth, '44, LL.B. '-19, LL.M. '50, 

Saxapahaw, N. C. 
Jack Bingaman, '51, Reading, Pa. 
Clara Evans Clark (Mrs. E. A.), '48, Roek- 

ville. Conn. 
Jack Alexander, '36, Brevard, N. C. 
John X. Turner, Jr., '35, Elizabeth City, 

X. C. 
Annie Lee Cutchin Neville (Mrs. B. H.), '33, 

Whitakers, N. C. 
John L. Lentz, '39, Columbia, S. C. 
Theodore C. Dunn, '42, Croton-on-Hudson, 

N. Y. 
Henry W. Marshall, '35, High Point, N. C. 
Hollis W. Huston, B.D. '47, Ph.D. '49, Had- 

ley, Mass. 
Annie Laura Cotten Huston (Mrs. H. W. ), 

'45, Hadley, Mass. 
Charles S. Cooper, '50, Greensboro, X. C. 

ROBERT ADGER LAW, A.M., of 2614 
Salado Street, Austin 5, Texas, is a profes- 
sor of English at the University of Texas. 
He and Mrs. Law have four children. Dr. 
Law, who is also an alumnus of Wofford 
College and Harvard University, is a mem- 
ber of the advisory board of the Shakespeare 
Quarterly. In 1940 he was presented the 
LL.D. degree by Austin College, Sherman, 
Texas, and in 1949, the D.Litt., by Wof- 
ford College. 

Mr. and MRS. L. B. RIXG (MAUDE 
LAMBE) live in Ozona, Fla., where their 
mailing address is Post Office Box 416. 
HARDY F. ROBIXSOX is an accountant 
for the Asheville Battery Company. He and 
Mrs. Robinson live at 12 Annandale Avenue, 
Asheville, X. C. 


President E. Ray Bond 

Class Agent : Lonnie L. Ivey 
HEXRY HORACE, JR.), of 910 West 
Franklin Street, Richmond, Va., is wife of 
the dean of Richmond Professional Insti- 
tute. In addition to her busy life in that 
capacity, she is an avid horsewoman and 
rides about five days a week. Dean and Mrs. 
Hibbs have two daughters and three grand- 
children. One daughter, JESSIE HIBBS 

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President: T. C. Kirkman 

Class Agent: T. C. Kirkman 
LYDA J. BISHOP, whose home is 911 North 
Gregscn Street, Durham, is on leave from 
her position at Euke University because of 
ill health. She previously taujht in the 
Durham High School. 


President : Bryce R. Holt 

Class Agent: Dr. H. C. Sprinkle, Jr. 
of Smith-Douglass Company, Inc., Grifton, 
N. C, and owner and manager of W. I. 
Eissette and Company, Bailey, X. C. He is 
also engaged in farming in Grifton. 
RCB2RT LEE GRAY practices law. He 
and Mrs. Cray, who live on Route #3, Lau- 
rens, S. C, have two children, Elizabeth Dial, 
14, and Robert Lee, III, 6. 
The address of MR. and Mrs. EDWARD 
LOVELL and their daughter Jane, is 1315 
Lexington Avenue, Charlotte, X. C. Ed is 
assistant secretary for Mutual Building and 
Loan Association in Charlotte. 
F. EMERSOX TUCKER is president and 
manager of Tucker Motor Company in Dur- 
ham, where he and Mrs. Tucker live at 1024 
West Markham Avenue. They have a daugh- 
(MRS. THOMAS), '47. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: James R. Simpson 

Class Agent : Fred W. Greene 
Tie address of MR. and Mrs. JAMES T. 
LEWIS and their son, James, II, is Con- 
gressional Country Club, R.D. #3, Washing- 
ton 14, D. C. James is associated with the 
Lewis Company and The Advertising Plas- 
tics Company, manufacturers of advertising 
specialities and displays. 
MR. and Mrs. W. REID PERKIXS, of 400 
Summit Street, Box 293, Greenville, X. C, 
are the parents of three children, Virginia 
King, Walter Reid, Jr., and Richard Law- 
rence. Reid is associated with Perkins Oil 
Com; any, wholesale distributors. 
ROBERT H. PINXIX is in the contracting 
business in Gastonia, X. C. He and Mrs, 
Pinn x, w o live in Forest Hills, Gastonia, 
have a daughter JOAX PIXXIX GARRI- 
SON (MRS. WILLIAM B., JR.), '52. 

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President: Marshall I. Pickens 
Class Agent: Joseph C. Whisnant 
FRANK M. WARNER, of 144 West 12th 
Street, New York 11, N. Y., has been elected 
general secretary of the Long Island N. Y., 
Young Men's Christian Association and will 
direct its program in all Long Island, out- 
side New York City. Central headquarters 
of the association, which has eight branches 
in Nassau and Suffolk Counties with a pro- 
gram, reaching more than 20,000 young peo- 
ple, are in Hempstead, N. Y. Prank has 
held many responsible positions with the 
Y.M.C.A., having most recently served as 
traveling railroad secretary to the National 
Council's Transportation Department. In 
addition to his Y.M.C.A. activities, he is 
prominent in historical groups and is well 
known as a singer of folk songs, having ap- 
peared on numerous radio and television 


Silver Anniversary: Commencement 1952 
Vice-president: George R. Wallace 
Class Agent: A. Hugo Kimball 
minister, is district superintendent for the 
Wilmington District of the North Carolina 
Annual Conference. The Barclifts live at 
1516 Market Street, Wilmington. They 
have two daughters, Louise Barclift Hight 
and Thelma Cole Barclift. 
L.) lives in Hendersonville, N. C, where her 
mailing address is Box 169. 
THEODORE R. JENKINS, '27, A.M. '32, 
'29, live at 119 Queen Street, Beaufort, N. C. 
Ted is minister of the Ann Street Methodist 
Church in Beaufort. 

dress is 6009 Sonoma Eoad, Bethesda 14, 
Md., is organization and methods examiner 
for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, 
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washing- 
ton 25, D. C. He and Mrs. Mitchell have 
one son, William Hodge Mitchell. 
EELY G.), her husband, and their two 
daughters, Mary Stewart and Sara Frances, 
live at 727 Short Drive, Washington, N. C. 
RAMSEY, '27, M.Ed. '46, and Mrs. Ramsey 
is 301 Brown Street, Martinsville, Va. Ben 
is assistant superintendent of schools in 

The address of BLANCHE ATKINS ROB- 
BINS and GEORGE L. ROBBINS, '31, and 
their two children, Olga Ann and Christopher 
Lindsay, is Route #3, Box 290L, Alexandria, 
Va. George was a delegate to the Interna- 
tional Trade Conferences at Torquay, Eng- 
land, last winter. 

architect, is responsible for many of the 
finer examples of contemporary architecture 
in Durham and vicinity. He and REBECCA 

ing their home at 2909 Horton Eoad, Dur- 

WILLIAM F. TAYLOR is an architect with 
Stinemetz and Company, Inc., in Washing- 
ton, D. C. He lives in Hunting Towers, E 
Building, #821, Alexandria, Va. 
GEORGE R. WALLACE is president of 
Wallace Fisheries Company, Morehead City, 
N. C. He and Mrs. Wallace, who live at 
1910 Evans Street, Morehead City, have two 
sons, George R., Jr., and William Borden. 
and their three children are residing at 216 
Hunter Street, Madison, N. C. Sterling is 
a tobacco warehouseman. 
rector of operation and maintenance at Duke 
University. He and Mrs. Whitford and their 
three children, Jerry, Bill, and Mary Sue, 
have moved to a new home at 146 Pinecrest 
Eoad, Durham. 

ELIZABETH G. WILSON, who lives at 
2205 Englewood Avenue, teaches at the E. 
K. Powe School in Durham. 


President: Eobert L. Hatcher 
Class Agent: E. Clarence Tilley 
JOHN A. BEOTHEES makes his home at 
4415 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, La. 
He is assistant district manager of the Good- 
year Tire and Eubber Company. 
EOBEET J. CRANFORD is teaching jour- 
nalism at Iowa State University and is tak- 
ing a Ph.D. in mass communications. His 
address is 225 North Linn Street, Iowa City, 


President: William M. Werber, Sr. 

Class Agent : J. Chisman Hanes 
WALTER LEE TUCKER, JR., of 202 Vir- 
ginia Avenue, Fayetteville, N. O, is opera- 
tor of a Gulf Service Station. 


President: John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 
DAVID M. MAESHALL, LL.B., practices 
law in Kingsport, Tenn. He is married and 
has a 2% -year-old son, David William, and 
a five-months-old daughter, Ann Frances. 


President: Eobert D. (Shank) Warwick 
Class Agent: Edward G. Thomas 
E. T. (TAZ) CEEEKMOEE and his family 
live in Winchester, Ind., where he is vice- 
president of Goodrich Brothers Company. 
He and his wife, Lois, have two daughters, 
Carol and Sally, and a son Boss. A picture 
of the whole family, including Sniffer, the 
dog, is on the Sons and Daughters page this 

Miss Esther Marie Goodwin became the 
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Salisbury, N. C, on February 1. A native 
of Charlottesville, Mrs. Godfrey is an alumna 
of Woman's College at Greensboro and Ca- 
tawba College. Until recently she was pro- 
gram director of Radio Station WSTP. Mr. 
Godfrey, who is president of the Duke 
Alumni Association of Rowan County, is 
vice-president of the Atlantic Acceptance 
Corporation of Salisbury. 


President : John D. Minter 

Class Agent : John D. Minter 
in charge of labor relations for the Calco 
Chemical Division of American Cyanamid 
Company, Bound Brook, N. J., makes his 
home at Spring Bun, Martinsville, N. J. 
CUBTIS T. SPENCE, a chaplain in the 
United States Army, lives in Apartment 
64 A, 9225 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brook-' 
lyn, N. Y. 

JAMES L. STEWART of 7 Espalda Court, 
San Rafael, Calif., is a member of the Com- 
mittee for Free Asia, under the Crusade for 
Freedom. He spent six weeks in the Philip- 
pines and Malaya on business for the Com- 
mittee during December and January. 

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President: Larry E. Bagwell 
Class Agent : James L. Newsom 
BY D.) of 1419 Blanding Street, Columbia, 
S. C, is president of the Woman's Auxiliary 

to the South Carolina Medical Association. 
She and Dr. Shealy have two children, Telia 
and Kirby, Jr. 

senior physicist of the Washington, D. C. 
Division of Weldon and Carr, consulting 
radio engineering firm. He was previously 
associated with the FCC. 



President : Frank J. Sizemore 

Class Agents : James H. Johnston, Clif- 
ford W. Perry 
projects supervisor for Honeywell Regulator 
Company. He and Mrs. Henderson and their 
two daughters and son live at 5354 Hum- 
boldt Avenue, South, Minneapolis 19, Minn. 
Ann Howard Moss, four and a half, and 
Lloyd Woodson Moss, one, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters page of this 
issue, are the children of JOHN E. MOSS, 
'36, M,D. '40, and EVA JEAN WILLIAMS 
MOSS, '42. John is practicing internal 
medicine with a group of three other in- 
ternists in his home town, Mobile, Ala. 
Their home address is 22 South Ann Street. 
The new address of LIEUTENANT COM- 
3, Box 170, Fairfax, Va. 

announced the birth of a son, Craig Elliott, 
on October 20. Their address is 1544— 12y 2 
Street, Hickory, N. C. 

President : Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
Class Agent : William F. Womble 
H. H. BODE, B.S.C.E., is chief wage engi- 
neer in the labor relations division of Rey- 
nolds Metals, Louisville, Ky. He lives at 
114 Gibson Road in Louisville. 
CIS M.), M.Ed., is supervisor of second 
grade student teachers at the National Col- 
lege of Education. Her address is 616 
Michigan Avenue, Evanston, 111. 
ORLAND M. PARKE, JR., is in the lug- 
gage and leather goods business. He and 
Mrs. Parke and their son and daughter live 
at 1403 Cornell Street, Bay City, Mieh. 
West Club Boulevard, Durham, has been 
appointed an investigator for the State Bu- 
reau of Investigation, having previously 
been affiliated with the Eno Supply Com- 
pany. There are three children in the Sat- 
terfield family, Frank, III, 7, Cynthia, 5, 
and Jacqueline, 3. 

cently been named sales manager for the 
P. H. Hanes Company, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The address of RUTH ALEXANDER WAL- 
LER (MRS. HANS J.), A.M., and her hus- 
band, who were married January 13, is 29 
Inner Octagon, Box 4240, Randolph Air 
Force Base, Texas. Col. Waller is an alum- 
nus of Colorado A and M, and is now an 
engineer with the United States Air Force. 

The feeling of pride we have in our eighty-one years as 
printers, is based on the friends we have made and kept. 

We are exceedingly happy that we can count, among those 
friends, Duke University, which we have served since 1931, as 
printers of the nationally recognized Chanticleer — and in nu- 
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"You should have seen the size of that 
cake! It was that big and it was decorated 
to look like a kitchen range and it had 
thirty-two candles put in circles where 
the burners would be! 

"Why thirty-two candles ? Because Sat- 
urday was the thirty-second anniversary 
of the opening of my appliance store down 
on Broad Street. And what a party it 
turned out to be! 

"Milly — that's my wife — arranged the 
whole thing, and was I ever surprised! 
Honest, I never knew I had so many good 
friends. Both my sons were there with 
their families, and my brother came all 
the way from Cleveland with his. A fellow 
never realizes how many nieces and neph- 
ews and grandchildren he has until he sees 
them all in one place at one time. 

"What's that? Oh, no — it wasn't a 
family party one hundred per cent. A good 
many of the merchants down my way 
dropped into the store to shake hands. 
You know, people like Tom Everett, Ben 
Abrams and the others. And Milly saw to 
it especially that Joe Wilson would be 

"Why Joe especially? Well, you see, 
this party was really a little more than 
just an anniversary celebration. Because 
as of this week, I'm turning the whole 
business over to my two boys — lock, stock 
and barrel — and Milly and I are heading 
up to the lake cottage to take life easy. 

"And what does that have to do with 
Joe? I'll tell you. Back in the days when I 
first started in business, Joe Wilson was 
just starting in his business — as agent for 

the New York Life. Well, Joe used to stop 
at the store every once in a while just to 
talk about things in general, and I'll be 
doggoned if he didn't convince me before 
long that I ought to do some serious think- 
ing about the future. There was Milly to 
be considered, the two kids who were just 
hardly out of their cribs, and the business 
which wasn't on too firm a footing. 

"To make a long story short, it was the 
life insurance Joe got me to start with 
then — and add to later — that helped more 
than anything else to make the party as 
happy for everyone as it turned out to be. 

"Wouldn't have been complete without 
Joe, though. You ought to go over to his 
office and talk with him one of these days. 

"No, come to think of it, you'd better 
ask for Joe Wilson, Junior. The one I'm 
talking about is getting all set to retire 
himself in a couple of months. 

"Must believe in his own medicine!" 

Naturally, names used in this story are fictitious. 

Few occupations offer a man so much in 
the way of personal reward as life under- 
writing. Many New York Life agents are 
building very substantial futures for them- 
selves by helping others plan ahead for 
theirs. If you would like to know more 
about a life insurance career, talk it over 
with the New York Life manager in your 
community— or write to the Home Office 
at the address below. 

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Mike make their home at 527 Savona Ave- 
nue, Coral Gables, Fla. 


President : Russell Y. Cooke 
Class Agent : William M. Courtney 
HAWPE), Mr. Adams, and their two daugh- 
ters, Ethel Littlejohn, 3, and Charlotte 
Hawpe, born December 29, live in Leesburg, 
Va. Mr. Adams is an insurance agent. 
WILLIAM L. LAMPE is supervisor of the 
Production Department of Atlantic Mutual 
Insurance Company, 49 Wall Street, New 
York City. He resides with his wife and 
two young sons at Apt. 20A Parkway Vil- 
lage, Cranford, N. J. 

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President : Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent: William F. Franck, Jr. 
JOHN L. LENTZ of 3828 Alston Road, Co- 
lumbia, S. C, is general manager of Pulliam 
Parts Company, Ford engine and parts re- 
builders for the State of South Carolina. 
He and Mrs. Lentz are the parents of three 
children, Sarah Virginia, 5, John L., Jr., 2, 
and Robert Carr, 1. President of the Co- 
lumbia Duke Alumni Association, John also 
is a director of the Columbia and South 
Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce, and 
a national committeeman of the United 
States Jaycees. 

B.S.E.E., is flying for Pan-American Air- 
ways. His route now covers the West In- 
dies and the north coast of South America 
(Trinidad-Panama). Roger, his wife, and 
their three children, Roger, III, Suzanne and 



Worth Carolina 


President: John D. MacLauchlan 
• Class Agent : Addison P. Penfield 
FRANK L. BECKEL, '40, M.D. '44, is an 
assistant professor of pathology at the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 
E. A. CARTER, B.S.M.E., is assistant to the 
president of Faber Laboratories in New 
York City. His home address is 202 Grove 
Avenue, Verona, N. J. 

LORINE KINLAW, A.M., is an associate 
professor of English at Houghton College, 
Houghton, N. Y. 


President : Andrew L. Dueker, Jr. 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Dueker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
HARRIS) of 2214 W. 72nd Street, Kansas 
City, Mo., have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Nancy Lee. They also have a 
son, Robert Charles, Jr., 2. 
Last fall RICHARD C. FOWLER of 208 
Center Avenue, New Roehelle, N. Y., was 
made associate medical director in the medi- 
cal division of E. R. Squibb and Sons. A 
graduate of the University of Pennsylvania 
Dental School, he was previously engaged 
in private practice in New York City. His 
wife is the former Miss Lucille Bergerud, a 
teacher at Trinity School in New Roehelle. 
BROWER HARRISS, '43, are the proud 
parents of little William Lee Harriss, whose 
picture is on the Sons and Daughters page 
this month. "Red" is cashier of the National 
Bank of Sanford, while their home address 
is 708 Fitz Street, Sanford, N. C. 
MALCOLM D. HOLT is a member of the 
engineering department of Lockheed Air 
Craft Company. The Holts and their two 
sons and two daughters live at 4937 Hildan 
Circle, Chamblee, Ga. 

was recalled to active duty with the Air 
Force on May 1, 1951, and is stationed at 
Tachikawa, Japan, with the Far East Air 
Materiel Command. 

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Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 
STRONG, JR., is a company commander in 
the R.O.T.C. Unit at the University of New 
Hampshire, Durham, N. H. 
ROBERT S. HAVILAND, whose address is 
Moody Avenue Extension, Bridgeport, Conn., 
is a salesman for Cochrane Chevrolet Com- 

(EDNA BREITHAUPT), '42, and their 
two-year-old daughter, Jean Louise, live at 
434 Colfax Ave., Clarendon Hills, 111., a 
suburb of Chicago. Mr. Heitzman, a gradu- 
ate of Iowa State College, is a sales engi- 
neer with General Electric Supply Corpora- 
tion. A picture of their daughter appears 
on the Sons and Daughters page this month. 
WILLIAM F. LOVELL, '42, M.D. '45, al- 
lergist, has started his practice with offices 
at 212 North Torrence Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. From 1948 to 1950 he was in resi- 
dence at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, 
Mich., and last year held a fellowship in 
allergy at Duke. Bill and Mrs. Lovell have 
two children, Lynda and William, Jr., and 
they are living in the Forest Apartments in 

JOHN WILSON TUCKER, B.S., is a dental 
student at Birmingham-Southern, Birming- 
ham, Ala. He is living at 689 Idlewild 
Circle in Birmingham. 

HOWARD WILKINSON, B.D., pastor of 
the First Methodist Church of Lexington, 
N. C, has been selected "Young Man of the 
Year" by the Junior Chamber of Commerce 
of that city. A past president of the Min- 
isterial Association, he is an active civic- 
leader having served as chairman of the suc- 
cessful local drive of the American Heart 
Association, assisted in promoting clothing 
drives for the American Friends Service 
Committee, and been instrumental in organ- 
izing an active chapter of Alcoholics Anony- 
mous. One of his most worth-while contri- 
butions to the life of his community is in 
family counseling, which has been a large 
factor in the success of the marriages he 
has performed. Prior to going to Lexing- 
ton in 1949, Howard was assistant pastor of 
the First Methodist Church, Charlotte, and 
pastor of the Haywood Street Church in 

TAIN WILLETS, '44, have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Eliza Britt, on January 
30. The Willets, who live at 1116 Wells 
Street, Durham, have two other daughters, 
Virginia, 6, and Ruth, 4. 

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President: Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent: Sid L. Gulledge, Jr. 
The marriage of Miss Mary Josephine Good- 
earle to HARVIE BRANSCOMB, JR., took 


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place on December 28 at Saint Matthew's 
Cathedral, Dallas, Tex. They are making 
their home in Corpus Christi, Texas, where 
Harvie is an attorney and is instructing a 
special class in petroleum law at Del Mar 

M. CAMPBELL, M.D., is stationed at the 
United States Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. 

CHEEK HOCKENJOS, '46, of 18 Concord 
Drive, Livingston, N. J., have announced the 
birth of a son, Frederick William, on Feb- 
ruary 6. They also have a four-year-old 
daughter, Dottie. 

CARL W. JUDY, B.D., is a missionary at 
the Methodist Mission, Sun Wha Dong 137.5, 
Taejon, Korea. 

SAM KILGORE, M.D., a psychiatrist, is di- 
rector of the Spartanburg, S. O, Mental Hy- 
giene Clinic. One of his duties includes 
family counseling in the attempt to prevent 
unnecessary divorce. Sam is married and 
has two children. 

LEMUEL W. KORNEGAY. M.D., is resi- 
dent surgeon of the Warren County General 
Hospital, Warrenton, N. C. Formerly asso- 
ciated in the practice of medicine with his 
brother in Rocky Mount, he also has an of- 
fice in the Holt Building in Warrenton. 
Prior to entering private practice he in- 
terned at Universit3 - Hospital, Baltimore, 
Md., took nine months' post graduate work 
at Washington University, St. Louis, and 
spent three years at St. Paul's Hospital, 
Dallas, Texas. 

DONALD S. LITTMAN, '43, M.D. '47, is a 
physician with the U. S. Veterans' Adminis- 
tration in Wilmington, Del., where he re- 
sides at 100 Martin Lane, Monroe Park 
Apts. His wife is the former LEONA 
SIEGEL, and they have a son, James Ar- 
thur, who will be two in July. 
JOHN FARRIS McGAUHEY, a captain in 
the Air Force, is stationed at Keesler Air 
Force Base, Irving, Texas. 
ROBERT C. MINER is office manager for 
Motor Freight Express in Philadelphia, Pa. 
He makes his home in Jenkintown Gardens 
Apartment M-4, Washington Lane 8, Old 
York Road, Jenkintown, Pa. 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent: H. Watson Stewart 
Little James Theodore Burghardt, whose 
picture is on the Sons and Daughters page 
this month, is the son of Mr. and MRS. 
JOSEPH E. BURGHARDT of 6508 Beeeh- 
wood Rd., Baltimore 12, Md. Mrs. Burg- 
hardt is the former BESSIE COX. 
JAMES H. COMAN, JR., B.S., is vice-presi- 
dent of Coman Lumber Co., a firm in which 
he is associated with his father, J. H. Co- 
man, Sr., '16, and brother, W. T. Coman, 
'46. He and Mrs. Coman, the former "BIL- 
LIE" CROUSE, have two sons, James Hil- 
ary, III, four and a half, and Robert Forest, 
eleven months old, whose pictures are on the 
Sons and Daughters page of this issue. The 

Comans live at 2602 Augusta Drive in Dur- 

INS and ROBERT W. HUTCHINS, '49, of 
510 Phelps Avenue, Raleigh, N. C, have 
announced the birth of a daughter, Carol 
Randall on February 5. 

WILLIAM P. LIDDLE, JR., is a pilot for 
Eastern Air Lines. He, his wife and three 
children live at 58 Friendly Lane, Levittown, 
Long Island, N. Y. 

Since receiving his assignment in October, 
has organized the Grace Methodist Church, 
a new church in Ruston, La., with a current 
membership of approximately 175. There 
is already a new parsonage at 1200 Orbach 
Street, Ruston, and construction on the 
church building will soon start. Douglas is 
married and has two daughters. 
HENRY) of 200 Ridgewood Place, Spring 
Hill, Ala., has two sons, Peter, 6, and 
David, 4. 

A daughter, Joy Anne Seaborn, arrived 
February 17 for Mr. and MRS. ROBERT H. 
South Eastern Street, Greenville, N. C. 
H. I and her husband are the proud parents 
of a son, James Henry, Jr., born January 3. 
Their address is 1314 Prospect Drive, Kyu- 
lyn, Wilmington, Del. 


President : Charles B. Markham, Jr. 

Class Agent : Charles F. Blanchard 
RIC, '45, M.D. '49, and ANNIE MILLNER 
BISHOPRIC, '49, have announced the birth 
of a daughter, Nanette Hahr Bishopric, on 
January 26. George, "Bunny," and their 
daughter live at 10 Garden Drive, MacDill 
Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. 
The marriage of Miss Bernard Manning 
Berkeley and CHARLES FULLER 
BLANCHARD, '45, LL.B. '49, was per- 
formed February 16 at Saint John's Episco- 
pal Church, Roanoke, Va. Mrs. Blanchard 
is an alumna of Hollins College. They are 
making their home in Raleigh, where Char- 
lie is practicing law. 

ROBERT A. BODLE is a salesman for Min- 
nesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. 
He and Mrs. Bodle and their young son, 
Robert, Jr., live at 2 Cooper Lane, Levit- 
town, N. Y. 

FRANZ L.), B.S., and her husband live at 
222 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, Wis. Their 
daughter, Lucy Tamara, was born Decem- 
ber 20, 1951. 

M.D. '48, have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Kathryn Powell Dillon, on Feb- 
ruary 1. The Dillons, who are living at 
TH391 E. Butner Court, Fort Bragg, N. C, 
also have a young son. 
RICHARD E. FOWLER, M.D., is one of 21 

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Epidemic Intelligence Service men working 
in Boston, Mass., on the methods of defense 
against germ warfare. As a senior assistant 
surgeon with the United States Public Health 
Service, he is an active member of the armed 
forces, with the corresponding rank of lieu- 
tenant (senior grade), since United States 
health officers are presently assigned to the 

KEMP, who was called to active duty in 
March, 1951, is a Marine, serving in the 
Public Information Office at Camp Lejeune, 
N. C. His address is Route 1, Box 134, 
Newport, N. C. 

'46, of 619 Atwater Street, Burlington, N. C, 
have a son, George, Jr., born June 4, 1951. 
George is a pediatrician with offices at 321 
West Front Street, Burlington. 

GINIA PEACE KURTZ, '46, have two chil- 
dren, William, Jr. ("Bim") 5, and Debby, 
22 months. In October, 1950, Bill was re- 
called to active duty as a lieutenant in the 
Navy, and is in the Mediterranean area at 
the present time. Virginia is living at their 
home, 65 Sidehill Road, Hamden, Conn. 

Bobby and Jimmy Lee, whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters page this month, are 
the sons of ROBERT E. LEE, JR., B.S.M.E. 
'48, and DOT SUGG LEE of 3124 Tyrone 
Dr., Baton Rouge, La. Bob is an engineer 
with Esso Standard Oil Companj- of New 

The address of LOUISE SALLEY, A.M., 
who is an instructor in the Department of 
History at Florida State University, is 521 
West College Avenue, Tallahassee, Fla. She 
is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree at the 
University of Michigan. 

BY their two daughters, three-year-old Bar- 
bara Joy and ten-months-old Margaret 
Jeanne (see Sons and Daughters page) live 
at 212 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, Mich. Mrs. 
Willoughby is the former MARY BARBER, 
Bob is associate minister of the First Meth- 
odist Church in Kalamazoo. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 
President: B. G. Munro 
Class Agent : Robert E. Cowin 
ERT W. DeMOTT, B.S.M.E. '47, live at 73 
Manchester Road, Tuckahoe 7, N. Y. They 
have a year-old daughter, Diane. 
assistant department head of product engi- 
neering for Lear Incorporated. He and his 
who live at 1103 Kenesaw Drive, S.E., Grand 
Rapids, Mich., have a year-old daughter, 
Janice Lynn. 

dress is 1522 San Ignacio Avenue, Apart- 
ment B-l, Coral Gables, Fla., have two sons, 

Charles Edward, Jr., and Stephen Griswold. 
Ed, who played professional baseball for 
the Newark and Syracuse Clubs of the In- 
ternational League, is publication director 
for Miami Stadium, Inc., Coral Gables Coli- 
seum, and Miami Beach Baseball. 
WILLIAM D. McKEE, B.S.M.E., and 
LYN MESSENKOPF McKEE, '47, who live 
at 781 Jonas Hill Road, Lafayette, Calif., 
have two children, Rebecca Inez, 4, and 
Harper Charles, 1. Bill is an attorney with 
Orrick, Dahlquist, Neff and Harrington in 
San Francisco. 

A. BARNEY PRICE is a salesman for M. 
V. Best, Furniture, in Milton, Pa. He and 
Mrs. Price, the former FLORA L. BEST, 
'47, reside at R. D. #1, New Columbia, Pa. 
They have two children, Merrillyn Lee and 
Jonathan Greenway. 

BERNARD H. THOMAS is a salesman for 
the Martinsville Tractor and Truck Com- 
pany. He and his wife, MARTHA LAU- 
NIUS THOMAS, '49, make their home at 
1305 Oak Grove Avenue, Martinsville, Va. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 
President: Grady B. Stott 
Class Agent : Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
BUTTS is in the Second Marine Division, 
stationed at Camp Lejeune, N. C. 
The mailing address of CAPTAIN ED- 
WARD L. HAMILTON, M.D. '50, and 
R.N., is General Delivery, Pinecastle, Fla., 
though they live on Oak Island in Orange 
County. Ed is a resident in internal medi- 
cine at the Orange Memorial Hospital, Or- 
lando. The Hamiltons have two children, 
E. L., Jr., and Lelah Ruth. 
JOHN W. HEATH is stationed at Lackland 
Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. 
a general mill engineer for the Scott Paper 
Company. He and Mrs. Johnson live at 219 
B Gray Street, Chester, Pa. 
WILBUR H. LAWRENCE is an insurance 
adjuster for Crawford Adjusting Agency. 
He graduated from the University of South 
Carolina Law School in June, 1951, and the 
following September was married to Miss 
Arabella Parker. Thej- are now making their 
home at 179 Queen Street, Apartment 3, 
Charleston, S. C. 

M.E., an engineer for Hercules Powder 
Company, is living at 916 North Franklin 
Street, Wilmington, Del. 
ARTHUR has been awarded the Distin- 
guished Service Cross for extraordinary 
heroism in action in Korea. The award was 
for his action as a forward air controller 
with the 5th Republic of Korea Regiment 
from April 21 to April 23, 1951. While the 
regiment was surrounded by Communists for 
several hours, he directed effective air strikes 
until his radio jeep was destroyed and his 
interpreter and radio bearer killed. David 
led disorganized South Korean troops for 


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_two days in a 50-mile trek without food, 
harassing the enemy, and was able to get 
a small group of his men to safey. A vet- 
eran of two wars and a German prison 
camp, David is an F-51 Mustang pilot, cur- 
rently stationed at Griffis Air Force Base, 
Borne, N. Y. 

is an electrical engineer for Eastern Elec- 
tric Construction Company. His address is 
56 West Liberty Street, Waterbury, Conn. 

bride of Mr. Boscoe Norvelle Bishop in a 
ceremony at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, on February 23. Mr. 
Bishop, an alumnus of the University of 
North Carolina, is owner of Bishop Rug 
Cleaning Service in Greensboro, where they 
are living at 1120 Westover Terrace. 
F. L. (DOC) WALKER and Mrs. Walker 
of 258 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, 
N. J., are the parents of a son, Craig Nor- 
ton Walker, born September 13, 1951. Doc 
is a salesman of photo offset printing for 
the John S. Swift Company, New York City. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 
President : Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent : Jack H. Quaritius 
MARY LEE ASHCRAFT is living at 1845 
Overlook Terrace, Louisville Ky., and is 
working as secretary to the manager of the 
Louisville branch of Blyth and Company, 
investment bankers. 

HARRY L. HARVIN, A.M., of Manning, 
S. C, is acting chairman of the history de- 
partment at Columbia College. During the 
last two years, he was a member of the his- 
tory and political science department at 
Wofford College. 

ROSE A. JACOBS, of Steubenville, Ohio, is 
in Frankfort, Germany, working as a civilian 
with the United States Army. 
T. JACKSON McGEE, JR., M.D., is a first 
lieutenant in the United States Air Force, 
stationed at Parks Air Base in California. 
JEAN MOSER and Mr. Millard C. God- 
win, who were married January 5 in New- 
port News, Va., are living at 2100 Roanoke 
Avenue, Newport News. 

ROGER PAULES, '49, have announced the 
birth of a son, William Roger, Jr., on Jan- 
uary 13. They are living at 2101 Kirkwood 
Avenue, Charlotte, N. C, where Roger works 
with American Hardware and Equipment 

The marriage of PHYLLIS B. RILEY to 
Lieutenant Floyd Gilbert Stephenson took 
place on February 3 at Edenton Street 
Methodist Church, Raleigh, N. C. They are 
now at Ft. Benning, Ga., where Lt. Stephen- 
sou, a graduate of the United States Mili- 
tary Academy, is stationed with the 508th 
Airborne Regiment. Prior to her wedding 
Phyllis, who studied at the Pennsylvania 
Academy of Fine Arts, taught art in the 
Winston-Salem, N. C, public schools. 

whose address is Post Office Box 2342, Ft. 
Benning, Ga., is assistant staff judge advo- 
cate of the infantry center. 
Twin sons, Harry Buford, Jr., and Scott 
Wesley, were born February 23 to HARRY 
SCOTT WRIGHT, of 513 Metealf Street, 
New Bern, N. C. Harry works with Belks 
Department Store there. 
Miss Marillyn Hubbard Hoyt, an alumna of 
Mary Baldwin College, became the bride of 
CLYDE C. YANCEY on February 9 in the 
Virginia Gilmer Memorial Room of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. They 
are making their home in the Country Club 
Apartments in Greensboro, where Clyde is 
associated with his father in operating 
Greensboro Twine and Paper Company. 


MR. and Mrs. R. E. BARBEE, JR., of 510 
LaBarre Drive, New Orleans, La., have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Tonya 
Tresea, on February 13. 
ROSS O. BRIDEWELL is on leave of ab- 
scence from his position as sanitarian with 
the Virginia State Health Department. On 
active duty as a second lieutenant with the 
U. S. Air Force, he has just completed a 
course in psychological warfare at the 
Georgetown University School of Foreign 
Service. His wife and fifteen-months-old 
son, George O. Bridewell, are living in 
Lanexa, Va., while he is in service. A pic- 
ture of his young son appears on the Sons 
and Daughters page of this issue. 
W. QUAY GRIGG, JR., '49, A.M. '50, is 
serving in the United States Army at Fort 
Jackson, S. C. During the academic year 
1950-51, he was an instructor in English at 
Tusculum College, Greeneville, Teim. 
JOHN D. MONTGOMERY, '50, are living 
at 2216 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati 11, 
Ohio. They are the proud parents of two 
future members of the Duke football team, 
John D. Montgomery, Jr., who will be two 
this summer, and Scott Stivers Montgomery, 
who arrived in September, 1951. 
Miss Jacqueline Miller and JAMES ROBINS 
were married December 8, 1951, at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Hazleton, Pa. They 
are making their home in Durham, where 
Jimmy works for the Seeman Printery, Inc. 
M.D. is assistant radiologist at the U. S. 
Army Hospital, Camp Carson, Colo. 

'50 - 

President: Jane Suggs Nelson (Mrs. 
F. J.) 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 
MR. and Mrs. LOUIS ALLEN of 1107 
Kelly Street, Durham, have announced the 
birth of a son, Louis Eugene Allen, Jr., on 
February 2. 

Miss Beverly Jean Armstrong aud EDWARD 
N. CLAUGHTON, JR., were married De- 
cember 22 at the Miami Shores Community 
Church, Miami Shores, Fla. 

married January 27 in Greensboro, N. C. 
They are living at 30S Northwood Circle, 
Apartment 4, Durham, N. C. 
Miss Eileen Silman and JAMES L. HAMIL- 
TON, JR., B.S.M.E., were married Decem- 
ber 21, 1951, in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 
Uniontown, Pa. They are living in Pitts- 
burgh where Jim is working with Heyl and 
Patterson, Inc., construction contracting en- 

Mr. Johnny Kelly Lockhart were married 
February 3 in the Loris Methodist Church. 
They are living in Ahoskie, N. C, where Mr. 
Lockhart, a graduate of the University of 
North Carolina and of the school of hos- 
pital administration at Duke, is administra- 
tor of the Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. 
Miss Ethel Rae Cutler and LAWRENCE 
CASE MATTON, JR., were married Feb- 
ruary 17 in the First Baptist Church, New 
Bern, N. C. For the past two years Larry 
has been working with the J. C. Penny 
Company in New Bern. 

A son, Witt, Jr., was born February 13 to 
(HELEN NEUMEISTER). Their address 
is 1877 Kenwood Drive, Kiugsport, Tenn. 
W. H., JR.), A.M., has moved from Chevy 
Chase, Md., to 1916 Elm Street, Lawton. 

'57 = 

Presidents: Woman's College, Connie 
Woodward; Trinity College, N. Thomp- 
son Powers; College of Engineering, 
David C. Dellinger 
Class Agent : James E. Briggs 
A daughter was born on December 25 to 
WADE H. BECK, JR., B.S. and Mrs. Beck 
of 789 E. Paxton Street, Danville, Va. Wade 
is a chemist for Dan River Mills. 
MR. and Mrs. HENRY L. BULLOCK, JR., 
have announced the birth of a son, Bradford, 
Allen, on September 12, 1951. Their ad- 
dress is 1006 Alma Street, Durham. He 
was recently appointed Director of Athletics 
in City Recreation Department. 
Announcement has been received of the mar- 
riage of Miss Elizabeth Jane Burnette to 
took place on February 2 in Norfolk, Va. 

April, 1952 


They are living at 949 Harrington Avenue, 

James Erskin Coleman, Jr., who were 
married October 20 at Duke Memorial 
Methodist Church, Durham, are making their 
home in Durham. Patsy is working for 
Southern Fire Insurance Company, and Mr. 
Coleman, an alumnus of Louisburg College 
and the University of North Carolina, is 
employed by Wright Machinery Company. 
LEY (RUTH READE) of 1708 Boulevard, 
Colonial Heights, Va., have a daughter, 
Kathleen Anne, who was born last Septem- 
ber 25. An alumnus of William and Mary, 
Mr. Kelley is a job analyst at Camp Pickett, 

P.), B.S., is living at 889 Biggs Street, 
Memphis, Tenn. 

St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Durham, was 
the scene February 9 of the wedding of Miss 
Betty Wallace Johnson and JAMES LLOYD 
NICHOLSON, JR. The couple is living in 
Columbia, S. O, while Jim is stationed with 
the United States Army at Fort Jackson. 
Stephen Foss Andersen, Jr., were married 
November 24, 1951, at Hamline Methodist 
Church, Washington, D. C. They are mak- 
ing their home at 3701 Connecticut Avenue, 
N. W., Apartment 819, Washington 8, D. C. 
Leslie is a teller for The Equitable Building 
Association, and Mr. Andersen is employed 
as a design engineer in the Naval Research 
Laboratory while a senior in the engineer- 
ing school at George Washington University. 
GEORGE P. PRIVETT, JR., is serving as a 
second lieutenant in the United States Air 
Corps. He is stationed at Sewart Air Force 
Base, Tenn. 

HAROLD) is director of youth music at 
Temple Baptist Church in Durham. She has 
served as church organist there for the 
past four years, and. is also continuing in 
that capacity. 

MARY WHITTLE is director of Christian 
Education at First Methodist Church, Eliza- 
beth City, N. C. She spent last summer at 
a work camp in Cuba sponsored by The 
Methodist Church. 



Wesley Roberts Willis, '12, passed away 
following a sudden heart attack on De- 
cember 20, 1951. He made his home in 
Farmville, N. C. Survivors include the 
widow and a daughter, Hellen Willis 
Coughlin (Mrs. James), '41. 

Edgar Shelton Toms, '19, former gen- 
eral manager and a director of Liggett 

and Myers Tobacco Company, died un- 
expectedly of a heart attack at his home 
at 913 Vickers Avenue on March 22. He 
had been in declining health for the past 
five years. 

A native of Durham, Mr. Toms had 
been associated with the tobacco firm for 
the past 40 years. 

Survivors "include Mrs. Toms, the for- 
mer Julia Carver, '19 ; a daughter, Julia 
Toms Can- (Mrs. Robert W.), '49; three 
sons, Edgar S., Jr., and George Newby, 
both presently enrolled at Duke Univer- 
sity, and Clinton White Toms; two sisters, 
Mrs. J. A. Buchanan and Mrs. E. M. 
Cameron, both of Durham, and two grand- 

John Norton Brushingham, '20, passed 
away January 19 at his residence, 1732 
North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wis., 
as result of a heart attack. 

George Robert Schwaninger, '43, passed 
away January 23. He is survived by his 
widow, who makes her home at 8415 Mid- 
land Parkway, Jamaica,. N. Y. 


Lieutenant Berdel A. Cook, '46, was 
killed August 31, 1951, in a plane accident 
in the Aleutian Islands. Berdel was 
pilot of the plane, and all but one mem- 
ber of his crew were killed instantly. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ber- 
del J. Cook, 1424 Hope Street, Spring- 
dale, Conn. 


(Continued from page 91) 
responsibility and pride for the system 
he is about to enter, the community day 
feature that met with such success and 
favorable comment last year was once 
more carried to a successful conclusion. 
The project was the general improvement 
of the buildings at Edgemont Community 
Center. With materials supplied by Dur- 
ham's merchants, the young Greeks set to 
work, not stopping until the physical and 
moral aspects of the worthy charity had 
been raised considerably, not to mention 
Durham's opinion of Duke boys and their 
secret social organizations. 

And the good deed was not without its 
reward, over and above the idea that 
something pretty wonderful had been 
achieved. The pledges enjoyed a banquet, 
a field day, and a dance, all for naught 
but the sweat of their brows. Greek 
Week has indeed turned into something 
of which all Duke can be justly proud. 

Engineering Award 

First place winner for a technical pa- 
per at the Region 4 Conference of Stu- 
dent Branches of the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers, held at North 
Carolina State College in Raleigh, N. C, 
from March 30 to April 1, was George 
Detwiler, senior Duke mechanical engi- 
neering student from Collegeville, Pa. 

The subject of George's paper was 
"Flutter in Ram Jet Helicopter Rotors," 
which came as a result of his interest in 
the ram jet, his senior project. His was 
one of 12 carefully selected technical pa- 
pers which were delivered by students at 
the conference. This particular project, 
now in its second year, is under the su- 
pervision of Dr. C. Darby Fulton, assist- 
ant professor of mechanical engineering 
at Duke. Since little research has been 
done on the ram jet, the students found 
that practically all facts of its physical 
and mechanical operation must come as a 
result of their own investigation and theo- 
retical development. Although the proj- 
ect was designed to study the ram jet en- 
gine alone, George and the other students 
became interested in the problem of flut- 
ter in the rotor on which the high speed 
engine was mounted. 


(Continued from page 87) 
College. Twenty-five utopias, many of 
them hitherto inaccessible, are included 
in the volume, along with several chapters 
of the authors' comments on Utopia in 
general and the various periods of Utopias 
in particular. Intended primarily as a 
textbook, it is being used by Dr. Negley 
for the first time in his Philosophy course, 
"Social Ideals and Utopias." The au- 
thors stress the importance of Utopian 
thought. The ideals of yesterday's uto- 
pists are the realities of today; the ideals 
of today's utopists will very likely be the 
realities of tomorrow. 

Coach Coombs 

(Continued from page 97) 
and won 28 of them. He pitched a one- 
hitter that season against the Browns. 
In the World Series he tied up with the 
famous Christy Mathewson in the third 
game, and won 3-2 in 11 innings. In three 
meetings Mathewson never beat him. In 
1912, he pitched in 40 games and won 21. 
He closed his major league career at 
Brooklyn in 1918, ending up with a rec- 
ord of 351 games as a pitcher (he played 
outfield one year), hurling a total of 2,321 
innings, winning 159 and losing 110. In 
five World Series victories he gave up 
only 41 hits. 


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May, 1952 

No. 5 


Commencement Calendar 112 

Seniors Prepare for Final Exercises 113 

Summer Session Announcements 114 

The Undergraduate View 115 

From the Faculty 116 

The Local Associations 117 

Seventy Class Agents Serve 119 

Spectacular Finish Brings Championship 120 

Books of Interest to Alumni 121 

Sons and Daughters 122 

News of the Alumni 123 

Dr. Katharine Gilbert Dies 132 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 


Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 

Ruth Mart Brown 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 
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The Cover 

Stepping down from the Chapel terrace for one of their 
final few times as undergraduate students are the presi- 
dents of the three undergraduate senior classes. Left to 
right, they are: Richard J. (Dick) Crowder, Trinity Col- 
lege president from High Point, N. C. ; Alice Youmans, 
Woman's College president from Miami, Fla.; and Glenn 
Marlin, College of Engineering president from Strothers, 
Ohio. The photographer caught the trio just before the 
start of final exams after they had optimistically acquired 
caps and gowns in preparation for exercises on June 2. 

1S i 

One *ui%ectot£ fi\Q 

My Trip to the West 

Charles A. Dukes 

F or many years the Department of Alumni Affairs has 
been looking forward to the time when someone could visit 
the local groups in the midwest and far west. I had the 
pleasure of being the representative to make this trip. 
After careful planning on the part of the entire staff and 
the presidents of the various local associations, or their 
representatives, the zero hour finally arrived. 

It was Thursday, April 17, at 7 :00 a.m., the earliest 
time possible, and the place, the Durham-Raleigh Airport. 
For fear the plane wouldn't take off at the last minute or 
that I should get cold feet and decide to cancel the trip, 
several members of the staff, including Anne Garrard, 
Charlotte Corbin, Betty Weaver, Roger Marshall, and 
Floyd Bennett were on hand to speed me on my way with 
a miniature oil lantern and a Confederate flag. 

IVIy first stop was at Charleston, W. Va. Tom 
Straughan, '32, chairman of the meeting, was the first 
person I saw. We saw something of the city in the after- 
noon and that night approximately thirty-five persons 
were on hand at the Clubroom of the Kanawha Airport 
for the first meeting to be held by the alumni in the 
Charleston area in several years. The meeting, presided 
over by Tom, was in the nature of a family get-together. 
The formal close of the meeting really didn't end the 
evening. We talked long into the night about the fueui'.y 
and Duke University. Dr. Harold Kuhn, M.D. '40, and 
Mrs. Kuhn, M.D. '43 (Beatrice is the daughter of Dr. 
Hornell Hart, a member of the Duke faculty), took me 
home with them for still another "bull" session. 

Next morning I boarded the plane for Denver, Colo., 
arriving in Chicago about noon time. I was walking 
across the waiting room at the airport when I ran into 
Cecil Bobbins, B.D. '33, editor of the North Carolina 
Christian Advocate, who was on his way to the General 
Conference of the Methodist Church in San Francisco. 
Wherever you go, you find Duke alumni busy about the 
business of serving their fellow men and increasing the 
prestige of Duke. 

I arrived in Denver in the late afternoon where I was 
met by Jay Baily, '42, local alumni president, who took 
me to the University Club where the alumni meeting was 
held on April 19. The next morning, Vernon Altvater, 
'30, A.M. '32, former superintendent of Duke Hospital, 
picked me up, took me to lunch, and then gave me a 
complete historical tour of Denver, plus a pictorial view. 
We visited such places as the grave of Buffalo Bill. Bvery- 
(Contimied on n*xt page) 




May, 1942 

May Day activities have been cut 
down to just a Spring Formal. 

Duke Players liven up the season, 
however, by presenting- "Ten Nights 
in a Bar Boom." 

Brigadier General Edwin P. Parker 
spoke at the mammoth War Day Bally 
on May 15. He was introduced by 
Major Wallace Wade. In addition to 
his speech there were religious services, 
a parade, the rally, a lawn supper and 

Hoof 'n' Horn's spring show is "The 
Laugh's the Thing." 

Jim Thompson, head of the Univer- 
sity Unions, has promised to remedy 
the food situation — too much complain- 

Students who are too busy to read 
current newspapers are keeping up 
with the times by reading the Chronicle 
column, World at a Glance. 

May, 1927 

Sadie Lawing of Charlotte, N. C, was 
crowned Queen of the May. May Day 
has now become a cherished tradition 
at Duke. This year's celebration was 
highlighted by a pageant, Natures Gift, 
written by Doris Christie. It is the 
first time a pageant written by a Duke 
student has been presented. After- 
ward the girls entertained at an elabo- 
rately decorated Japanese tea, and the 
first concert by the Girls Glee Club was 
held in the evening. 

Clara Bow, the "It" girl and a hand- 
some young leading man, Gary Cooper, 
are appearing in the movie, "Children 
of Divorce," at the Paris. A coming 
attraction is Eddie Cantor in "Kid 

The Chronicle has been awarded a 
silver loving cup by the Winston- 
Salem Journal for being chosen the 
best college newspaper in the State. 

May, 1902 

Professor Edwards recently delivered 
an interesting lecture on Badiant En- 
ergy, as illustrated by wireless teleg- 
raphy and wireless telephony. 

A harness and lap robe are adver- 
tised in the town newspaper as fine 
presents for this year. 

Trinity's baseball team has won 12 
out of 20 games this season. Two of 
the seniors on the team are Carl Chad- 
wick and George H. Flowers. 

Trip to the West 

(Continued from preceding page) 
body who lives in Denver loves it. Be- 
cause of the scarcity water is the most 
valuable commodity a person can have. 

At the meeting Saturday night we had 
approximately 30 present. Harry Troxell, 
B.S. '43, M.F. '47, who is now teaching at 
Colorado A & M, drove nearly 60 miles 
through the mountains to attend. Again 
it was a family affair and after the formal 
part of the meeting was over, more talk 

Next morning Jay and George Baily, 
'48, took me to see the University of Colo- 
rado and Central City. Of course, you 
folks all know Central City is the place 
where the famous "Face on the Barroom 
Floor" originates and a former gold min- 
ing town. Now, instead of mining gold 
from the hills as they did years ago, their 
most lucrative mines are in the pockets 
of the tourists. 


hat afternoon I took off for San 
Francisco where I was met by Emma 
Cromartie, '41, and Dick Cromartie, '42. 
If you think the Denver people are proud 
of their city, you ought to hear the folks 
talk about San Francisco. Dick and 
Emma got me settled in a hotel and we 
took a ride on a cable car to the top of 
Nob Hill and then to the Top o' the Mark 
for a bird's-eye view of the city. 

Monday morning, I had a call from 
Miss Larragueta, secretary to Dick Stull, 
'40, who is President of the San Francisco 
Alumni Association, saying Dick was out 
of town but she would pick me up at 
9 :00 p.m., to go to the airport to meet 
Dr. and Mrs. Edens and Dean Cannon.* 
I had hardly hung up the phone before 
I had a call from Florence Handy Schnoor 
(Mrs. Thomas E.), '43. She suggested I 
come over to Piedmont and she would 
meet me. I rode the trolley to the end 
of the line where I was met by a most 
attractive young blonde driving a red 
convertible. (She turned out to be Mrs. 
Sehnoor's daughter Kappie.) They took 
me over to the University of California 
and showed me a bit of that section of 
California. I was tremendously impressed 
with the .beautiful flowers, the lovely 

* Dr. Edens and Dean Cannon were at- 
tending the General Conference of the Meth- 
odist Church in San Francisco. They were 
able to attend the San Francisco meeting 
the night before the conference began and 
were able to get away on Saturday to go to 
Los Angeles to attend the meeting there, 
returning to San Francisco early the next 
day. The Los Angeles and San Francisco 
Associations were particularly pleased that 
Mrs. Edens could accompany Dr. Edens, as 
it gave the folks an opportunity to meet her. 

lawns, and the little yardmen everybody 
seems to nave. In the late afternoon we 
had an informal get-together of some of 
the alumni at the Schnoors after which 
there was dinner at Trader Vic's. The 
Schnoors returned me to the hotel at five 
minutes of nine. From there I went to 
the airport. Time passes so quickly in 
California that we were waiting for an 
announcement of the flight when in walked 
Dr. and Mrs. Edens and Dean Cannon. 
By this time, I felt I was an official mem- 
ber of the San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce and quite well qualified to wel- 
come the travelers from the East. 

Tuesday morning at 9 :00 o'clock, Kap- 
pie and Flo Schnoor came for all of us 
and we drove down the beautiful coast by 
Stanford and on to Brookdale which is 
in the Valley of the Big Trees. We had 
lunch in a charming restaurant built over 
a running brook which flows through the 
middle of the restaurant. Needless to say, 
the food, as well as the atmosphere, was 
delightful. We drove back up the scenic 
drive overlooking the Pacific and arrived 
in San Francisco in time to change clothes 
and drive to Berkeley for dinner with the 
alumni. The meeting got off to a fine 
start ; it was necessary to add extra chairs 
to take care of those attending. Dick 
Stull presided and called on Dean Can- 
non to pronounce the invocation. Just 
before presenting Dr. Edens, who was the 
speaker for the evening, Dick presented 
Mrs. Edens. Dr. Edens talked informally 
to the group after which he gave them an 
opportunity to ask questions. The group's 
enthusiastic response to this invitation was 
further evidence of the alumni's interest 
in Duke University and their desire to 
cooperate in every way possible to enable 
the institution to do an outstanding job. 
I might add that this enthusiasm was in 
evidence at every one of the meetings I 


he next meeting was in Los Angeles. 
I arrived in town on Thursday, April 24, 
and reported to Bob Aufhammer, '42, 
who was in charge of local arrangements. 
Bob was extremely pleased with the re- 
turns and it was one of the most success- 
ful affairs ever held in Los Angeles. Dr. 
and Mrs. Edens and Dean Cannon ar- 
rived on Saturday morning. After see- 
ing a little of the city, including the 
Brown Derby where Dean Cannon re- 
ported he once visited, we attended the 
alumni meeting on Saturday night at 
Mike Lyman's grill with an attendance of 
sixty or seventy. Dean Cannon pro- 
nounced the invocation, Dr. Edens spoke 
informally, and then a question and an- 
swer period was held. 

(Continued on page 112) 


Duke Alumni Register 


Ushered into a new world, 

I had a bustling, brawling, bruising youth. 

I was a potential giant awakening in a world of giants. 

People were hurt when I first stirred in life; 

Then I grew and learned; 

Then I matured and knew that 
Though I work with water and metal and chemicals and fire, 
I am more than these things. 

I am the people's work ! 

I am the people's dream ! 

/ am the people! 

With maturity, I have grown, too, in social responsibility 
To the people, 

To America! 

And even to those beyond our shores. 
My efforts are not in selfish interest; 

Rather, all my brain and brawn strives for the good of the many. 
I am the American way ! 

Now, I have sworn that these things shall be: 
I shall deliver ever-better products to those who use my fruits! 
I shall offer equal opportunity to those who work at my side 

Whatever their race ! 

Whatever their creed! 

Whatever their color! 

Whatever their national origin! 
I shall forever do my part to keep America great! 

And why? 

Because only in this way can I remain a healthy force in our free world. 

For when I am healthy, America prospers 

And tyrants tremble before my might. 

I am America's life-blood ! 
I am America's strength ! 
/ am the bulwark of 

the World's freedom! 


Calendar for Commencement 

Week End and the Month 

of June 

The following classes are planning re- 
union activities during the week end from 
May 30 through June 2: '02, '21, '22, '23, 
'24, '27, '42, '46, '47, '48. 

Golf Tournament during afternoon at 

Hope Valley Country Club. Arranged 

by Class of 1942 for all returning. 

6:30 p.m. — Men's Glee Club Reunion 

Banquet. West Campus Union. 

Golf Tournament continued in the morn- 
10:30 a.m. — Annual meeting of the Board 
of Trustees. 
1:00 p.m. — Luncheon of Trustees with 
National Council. West Campus 
2:30 p.m. — Meeting of the Duke Univer- 
sity National Council. West Campus 
4:45 p.m. — Lawn Concert, University 
Band. West Campus Quadrangle in 
front of Clock Tower. 
6 : 00 p.m. — General Alumni Dinner, fol- 
lowed by Glee Club Reunion Concert. 
Page Auditorium. 

11 :00 a.m. — Baccalaureate Sermon for the 
Graduating Classes. University Chapel. 
The Reverend Paul Hardin, Jr., Pas- 
tor, First Methodist Church, Birming- 
ham, Ala. 

3 : 30 p.m.— Carillon Recital by Anton 
Brees, University Carillonneur. 

4:30p.m. — Organ Recital by Mildred L. 
Hendrix, University Organist. Uni- 
versity Chapel. 

6:00 p.m. — Outdoor Reception in Honor 
of Graduating Classes. East Campus. 

7:00 p.m. — Annual Law Alumni Dinner. 
Law Library. 

7 : 26 p.m. — Flag-lowering Exercises by 
Senior Classes. East Campus. 

8:00 p.m. — Sunday Night Sing. Audi- 
torium, East Campus. 


10:30 a.m. — Graduation Exercises. Uni- 
versity Indoor Stadium. Address by 
Grayson Louis Kirk, LL.D., Vice- 
President and Acting President, Co- 
lumbia University. Message to the 
Graduating Classes by The Honor- 
able Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Lieutenant 
Governor of North Carolina. 

June 3-6 — Christian Convocation. 

June 4 — Christian Convocation Alumni 
Luncheon. Dr. Liston Pope, Dean, 
Yale Divinity School, speaker. 1 : 00 

June 11 — Summer Session Registration, 
Term I. 

June 12 — Summer Session Instruction be- 

June 24-26 — Centennial Commemoration 
of teacher training on college level 
in North Carolina. 

Trip to the West 

(Continued from page 110) 

Sunday, Bob Aufhammer took Dr. 
Edens and Dean Cannon for a sightseeing 
trip and again Professor Cannon was 
able to point out various familiar land- 
marks which he had visited previously. 
Dr. Edens and Dean Cannon returned to 
San Francisco that afternoon to resume 
the 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Conference 
schedule, and Mrs. Edens stayed over for 
a visit with some of her family. I left 
for Dallas, Texas. 

When I arrived in Dallas on Sunday 
evening, April 27, I had a call from Bill 
Wettstein, '47, president of the Dallas 
Alumni Association. Bill said he had 
heard from every alumnus who had re- 
ceived a notice of the meeting and that 
those who couldn't come had sent an ex- 
planation as to why they were not able 
to attend. Monday morning, bright and 
early Mr. Wettstein, Bill's father, came 
for me and although he was visiting in 
Dallas for only a week or two he had 
certainly learned fast. We visited South- 
ern Methodist University and a number 
of other places in the Country of Texas, 
merely listed as a part of the United 
States as a courtesy to the other states, 
according to the Texans I met. 

Again I was pleasantly surprised on 
Monday night, April 28, to be introduced 
to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan B. Womble 
(Merthell Green well), '45, from Lubbock, 
Texas, which is only about 325 miles from 
Dallas. Now, 325 miles may not seem 
like much distance to people from Texas, 
but to us folks in North Carolina it is 
not just across the street — it's a "fur 
piece." It was very interesting to note 
our people are willing to drive such dis- 
tances to hear first-hand about Duke. 
There were approximately thirty people 
on hand for the open house given by Bill 
Wettstein and the alumni dinner following 
at the Melrose Hotel. These alumni are 
looking forward to quite an occasion when 
the Duke football team plays SMU in 
Dallas on September 26. If you are going 
to be in that neck of the woods about that 
time and plan to attend the game, get in 
touch with Bill Wettstein, 4060 Chapel 
Rd., or write the Alumni Office for de- 


Medart's Restaurant. This organization 
is one of the few that has a surplus in the 
treasury. We had about thirty people 
which was a good attendance and again 
it was a family affair with everybody join- 
ing. It was midnight before Carroll Gun- 
nin, '30, and Mrs. Gunnin deposited me 
at the hotel. That night I discovered there 
is very little time between midnight and 
five o'clock in the morning, which is the 
time I had to get up to catch a plane for 
Columbus, Ga., my next stop. 

In Columbus I was met by Henry Shaw, 
'26, M.Ed. '33, and Ed Smith, '26, the 
local president. The meeting was at the 
Columbus Country Club and I had the 
pleasant experience of meeting alumni, 
like Ray Cross, '47, LL.B. '50, and Em- 
mett Short, '50, and others, who drove 
from such places as far distant as Albany, 
Shellman, and La Grange, Ga., to attend 
the meeting. 

Next morning Henry Shaw gave me a 
tour of the city and I had the privilege 
and pleasure of seeing- some of the high- 
lights of the school system of which Henry 
is superintendent. 

About 4:00 o'clock, Thursday after- 
noon, May 1, I landed at the Durham- 
Raleigh Airport, weary and worn, wined 
and dined, but happy in the feeling that 
Duke University and the alumni in those 
areas we were able to visit are a little 
closer together. It is my hope that in the 
future some representative of the Alumni 
Office, or other University representatives, 
can make more frequent visits to the local 
groups. I also had the feeling the alumni 
are anxious to serve Duke University 
whenever the opportunity presents itself. 

Since this is the first time a representa- 
tive from the University has ever made 
a circuit of this kind, I wanted to share 
my experiences with you. 

he next stop was in St. Louis and 
again I had hardly hit the hotel room 
when I had a call from Ed Bott, '44, the 
local alumni president. Due to changes 
in daylight saving time, central standard, 
and all the others, I had just time enough 
to set my bag down before Ed and Mrs. 
Bott (Margaret Jean Wiley), '48, came 
for me to go to the alumni meeting at Bill 

Glee Club Reunion 

The Duke Men's Glee Club is plan- 
ning a reunion for the first time in its 
many years of existence. All former 
Glee Club members are invited to at- 
tend the celebration which will coin- 
cide with other reunion and commence- 
ment activities on campus the week end 
of May 30 through June 2. During 
the reunion, the Glee Club will honor 
Director J. Poster Barnes, who has led 
the choral group for the past 25 years. 

Festivities will begin with a reunion 
banquet in the West Campus Union 
Friday evening, May 30, at 6 :30 p.m. 
A special Glee Club Reunion Concert 
will be presented the following evening 
at 8 :00 p.m. in Page Auditorium, di- 
rectly after the General Alumni Dinner. 


Duke Alumni Register 

The Reverend Paul Hardin, Jr., pas- 
tor of First Methodist Church, Bir- 
mingham, Ala., (left) and Dr. Gray- 
son Louis Kirk, acting president of 
Columbia University, will be the prin- 
cipal speakers at Duke's 100th Com- 
mencement. Dr. Hardin will deliver 
the Baccalaureate Sermon in the 
Chapel on Sunday, June 1. A native 
of Chester, S. C, he holds degrees 
from Wofford College and Emory 
University. Dr. Kirk will make the 
Commencement Address on Monday, 
June 2. Vice-president and provost 
of Columbia University since 1947, he 
has been acting president since Gen- 
eral Eisenhower departed for NATO 
duties. A native of Ohio, Dr. Kirk 
specialized in history and political 

The University 

Senior Classes Prepare for Final Exercises 

The World of 1952 Is Giving Graduates a Hearty Welcome 

From the standpoint of post-graduate 
opportunity, indications are that seniors 
being graduated at Duke's 100th Com- 
mencement are among the most fortunate 
in the University's history. 

The demand for college trained men 
and women is at a peak. The Appoint- 
ments Office has already reported a rec- 
ord-breaking 7,000 openings for seniors 
in almost every phase of business, indus- 
try, government, and education for which 
the approximately 1,100 graduating stu- 
dents might apply. The office expects to 
receive even more requests before the 
employment season closes in September. 

The Graduating Glasses 

On Monday, June 2, the General 
Alumni Association of Duke University 
will be strengthened by more than 1,000 
members at one fell swoop, when degrees 
are awarded as the climax of the 1952 

Figures on hand early in May showed 
that there were a total of 1,047 aspirants 
scheduled to finish their work this spring 
in both undergraduate colleges and gradu- 
ate and professional schools and an addi- 
tional 135 candidates who have completed 
requirements since the 1951 Commence- 
ment. A few casualties can of course be 
anticipated when the hopefuls are sifted 
through the screen of final exams. 

Trinity College, the College of Engi- 
neering, and the Woman's College are 
scheduled to graduate 653 seniors and 

award degrees to 83 who completed re- 
quirements last September. The gradu- 
ate and professional schools are graduat- 
ing 446. A breakdown of degrees that 
will be awarded follows : 

Bachelor of Arts, 422 men and 207 
women ; Bachelor of Science, 34 men and 
six women; Bachelor of Science in Civil 
Engineering, 11 ; Bachelor of Science in 
Electrical Engineering, 23 ; Bachelor of 
Science in Mechanical Engineering, 28 
(total of 62 for the College of Engi- 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Educa- 
tion, 14; Diploma in Xursing, 42; Bache- 
lor of Science in Medicine, five; Doctor 
of Medicine, 74; Master of Arts, 74; 
Master of Religious Education, 10; Mas- 
ter of Education, 15 ; Master of Forestry, 
26; Doctor of Forestry, two; Bachelor of 
Divinity, 58 ; Bachelor of Laws, 59 ; Mas- 
ter of Laws, three ; and Doctor of Philoso- 
phy, 54. 

Two new degrees are being awarded 
for the first time this Commencement. 
They are the Bachelor of Medical Tech- 
nology for which there are eight candi- 
dates, and the Doctor of Education for 
which there are two candidates. 

The ups and downs of the post World 
War II world prevent a simple compari- 
son between two years from indicating 
any sort of a trend. But it is interesting, 
nonetheless, to hark back to the 1951 
Commencement, when more than 1,200 de- 
grees were awarded, to observe any note- 

worthy change in the figures. 

This year the University graduates 25 
more preachers, but 20 fewer lawyers and 
19 fewer foresters. Changes in all other 
categories are minor. 

Opportunities Are Abundant 

In 1951 the Appointments Office re- 
ceived 6,300 calls for graduates of that 
year, from early spring until September 
1. That was the largest number ever re- 
ceived by the office until this year, when, 
by May 1, more than 7,000 calls had been 

The demand for engineers was the 
greatest of any category. More than 
2,500 openings were recorded and repre- 
sentatives of hundreds of concerns were 
contacting engineering seniors before the 
snows of winter had melted. 

Next in line were the scientists, ac- 
countants, and math majors. There have 
been over 450 requests for chemists, 300 
for physicists, 275 for accountants, and 
150 for mathematicians. It is evident from 
these figures that defense industries, which 
employ large numbers of technical and 
scientific personnel, are doing much to 
stimulate the race for college trained 

Other large categories of employment 
opportunity include sales, insurance, bank- 
ing, merchandising, and various mana- 
gerial and purchasing training programs 
with large concerns. 

There is still a sizable demand for 

May, 1952 


More than 250 mothers from several states attended the Third Annual Mother- 
Daughter Week End at Duke on April 26. The two-day event was sponsored 
by the Duke Young Women's Christian Association and featured a luncheon, 
reception, open houses, a musical program, the Nereidian Club Pageant, and 
special Chapel services. At the Mother-Daughter registration desk in the 
Green Room of East Duke Building, left to right, are Audrey Earle, Duke 
student from Newport, R. I. ; Mrs. A. Victor Harris, Summit, X. J., and 
daughter Virginia: Sherry Maitland Finberg and her mother, Mrs. T. J. 
Maitland, Tenafly. X. J. ; and Mrs. F. W. Silson, Xorfolk, Va. At the desk 
are Mimi Wannamaker. Orangeburg, S. C, and Ann Ritch, Charlotte, X. C. 

teachers, too. Of some 350 calls made 
upon Duke this year, most were for pri- 
mary and elementary grade teachers, with 
colleges coming second. The teaching 
profession, by and large, is still the most 
profitable for women graduates as far as 
starting pay is concerned. 

Duke Graduates Are Sought 

Experience has shown that Duke grad- 
uates, in vying for jobs with graduates 
of other institutions, meet the competi- 
tion extremely well. Companies who em- 
ploy Duke men and women invariably re- 
turn for more when openings occur. 
Available records also show that Duke 
graduates are stable employees, with an 
exceptionally small percentage of them 
making changes after they have once de- 
termined upon a career. 

Much of this is accounted for in the 
fact that Duke graduates traditionally se- 
lect their first jobs with care. Even this 
year, when the number of opportunities 
is literally dazzling, and salaries are often 
almost unbelievable, applicants are care- 
fully inspecting such things as working 
conditions, permanence, and chances for 
promotion. Frequently high paying jobs 
go begging because they present disad- • 
vantages that salary cannot overcome. 

One of the big factors contributing to 
the number of requests the Appointments 
Office receives is the fact that Duke alum- 

ni, students of former years, cooperate 
fully with those on the campus respon- 
sible for placing the seniors. The nucleus 
of the Appointments Office service is 
based upon alumni requests. 

There are still a few students who find 
jobs hard to get, principally because they 
find that they are not particularly quali- 
fied for the kind of a career that these 
times most abundantly demand. Never- 
theless, it is doubtful if anyone will find 
himself among the unemployed by the 
time September arrives and the earnest 
business of earning a living is a current 
reality rather than a distant dream. 

1952 Summer Session 
Will Begin June 12 

The University is looking forward to 
one of its finest Summer Session programs 
in many years. Dr. Paul Clyde, the direc- 
tor, has stated. Prominent on the sched- 
ule of events is the Centennial Conference 
on the Preparation of School Personnel, 
commemorating the 100th anniversary of 
teacher training at Duke. 

Registration for the first term of the 
Summer Session will be on June 11. The 
term will end July 19. On July 22 the 
second six-week term will begin and will 
continue through August 29. 

The teacher's Conference, which will 
bring to the campus some of the nation's 

outstanding educators whose lectures will 
be open to the public, takes place June 
24-26. In 1S52 Duke was first incorpo- 
rated as Normal College and began the 
first college level teacher training program 
in Xorth Carolina. Since that time the 
University has produced and helped pro- 
duce many notable educators on both 
teaching and administrative levels. 

Other special conferences and institutes 
of the Summer Session include: School 
for Accepted Supply Pastors, June 30- 
July 16 ; the seeond annual Seienee Teach- 
ers Laboratory Conference, July 21-25; 
the Institute for Teachers of Mathematics, 
August 5-15; and the Water Works Op- 
erators Short School, August 18-22. 

The 11th annual School of Spanish 
Studies takes place from June 11-July 19. 
The Division of Xursing Education and 
the Marine Laboratory at Beaufort, X. C. 
will offer courses coinciding in time with 
the regular terms. 

Campus Concert Tickets 

Tickets for the Duke University All- 
Star Concert Series are now being of- 
fered for a list of stellar attractions. 
For the first time, six major On-the- 
Series performances will be given in 
Page Auditorium throughout the aca- 
demic year 1952-53. 

Perhaps the most popular will be the 
Boston Pops Orchestra, February 10, 
under the direction of conductor Ar- 
thur Fiedler. 

Other artists who will appear dur- 
ing the season are Richard Tucker, 
leading Metropolitan Opera tenor, 
opening the season on October 17, and 
Xell Rankin, who will be presented 
Xovember 3. A young mezzo-soprano 
making her debut at the Metropolitan 
this season. Miss Rankin is rapidly 
rising in the operatic world, and is a 
winner of the International Prize at 
Geneva. The Charles Wagner Opera 
Company will bring Bizet's "Carmen," 
its 50th anniversary presentation, to 
Page Auditorium on Xovember 24. 
Xathan Milstein, often termed "today's 
greatest violinist," will appear De- 
c-ember 11. On February 26. Rudolph 
Serkin, pianist, will make the final 
On-the-Series performance. 

Two Off-the-Series attractions will 
be offered. The Ballet Theatre, a per- 
ennial favorite, will perform on Jan- 
uary S. Fabian Sevitzky will conduct 
the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra 
on the Duke campus March 5. 

Information about tickets may be 
obtained by writing J. Foster Barnes, 
Box 4822, Duke Station, Durham, X. C. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Ik i^i 

The Undergraduate View 

by Ronny Nelson, '52 

Politics All Over 

With the scramble for the presidency 
going full tilt all over the nation and poli- 
tics in a state of disordered confusion, 
Duke was not to be left out of the act. 

When Student Government election 
time rolled around, the candidates of the 
Union and Campus Parties were joined in 
the race by a third man who purported to 
be bucking party control. He wanted to 
be "elected, not inherited," or so said his 
slogan. In fact, he wanted to serve the 
students so badly that he was willing to 
remain here for an extra year for the 
sole purpose of rendering these services. 

The campus was flooded with literature, 
posters and signs hung everywhere, leaf- 
lets piled up under dormitory doors like 
newspapers on the front porch at vaca- 
tion time. By the time the big day ar- 
rived, the student voter was pretty well 
fed up with the whole thing. The usual 
small but determined percentage faith- 
fully visited the polls and marked their 
choice, and the results were tallied while 
the campus radio station kept everybody 
informed with up-to-the-minute dis- 
patches. When the dust had settled, it 
was discovered that nothing much had 
been decided. The Union Party man, be- 
ing low man on the totem pole, was 
dropped from the ballot and the race was 
on again. More literature, more posters 
and signs, more leaflets under the door. 
Another week, another election, a lighter 
vote, and the issue seemed settled. By a 
slight majority the inherited had won out 
over the elected, party control had come 
through in the clutch. 

But nothing so simple as a mere run- 
off was to be allowed to end the day. 
Shortly after the results were known, the 
president-elect decided he would forego 
the honor and privilege of serving his fel- 
low students and instead accept a scholar- 
ship to Harvard. After the expected 
amount of hubbub died down, the many 
raised eyebrows were lowered, and the 
low murmurings of rumor had set in 
about the campus, the powers that be de- 
cided that another election had to be 
staged. The parties reconvened to nomi- 
nate new candidates, with the sole end in 
mind of soundly defeating that independ- 
ent ogre who dared to flaunt party con- 

It was a ding-dong campaign, in fact 

For the past nine 
months Ronald P. Nel- 
son, '52, of Long- 
meadow, Mass., has 
given Register read- 
ers ''The Undergradu- 
ate View." Editor of 
the 1952 Chanticleer, 
Ronny has been an as- 
set to the Register 
staff, and his columns 
have attracted wide 
interest. After this issue, Ronny grad- 
uates and immediately thereafter reports 
for duty with Uncle Sam's Navy. 

all three of them. There were times when 
the student wondered if he would have 
anyone serving him next year, or if he 
really cared. But all of his fears are 
now finally allayed, business is back to 
normal, and the Men's Student Govern- 
ment has its president Nolan Rogers, 
Campus Party candidate from Pikesville, 

Other principal campus posts, decided 
in less hectic races, were taken by Dottie 
Platte of Montclair, N. J., president of 
the Women's Student Government; John 
Carey of Fort Wayne, Ind., YMCA presi- 
dent; Betty Ann Young of Durham, 
YWCA president; Phil Fuller-ton of Hen- 
dersonville, N. C, Chronicle editor; Bob 
Spivey of Suffolk, Va., Chanticleer edi- 
tor; and Ruthie Rae of Scarsdale, N. Y., 
Archive editor. 

"Ike" Was the Choice 

Perhaps not so important as the local 
election, but undoubtedly more fun, was 
another political event on campus. Under 
the direction of the Political Science De- 
partment, five hundred students in "Poly 
Sci" classes gathered in the Woman's 
auditorium for a mock Republican Na- 
tional Convention. After the keynoter 
had opened the proceedings and turned 
them over to the permanent chairman, 
GOP principles and a twenty-point plat- 
form were outlined. Included in the party 
plank were such pledges as a complete 
housecleaning of government corruption, 
the institution of long-range flood control 
programs, and a general return to honesty 
and moral virtue in government. 

A roll call of states was taken and 
nominations were then in order. Besides 
the leading contenders, Eisenhower and 

Taf t, various other names were placed be- 
fore the convention, including McCarthy, 
MacArthur, Stassen, and Warren. What 
was probably unique with Duke's conven- 
tion was the nomination of Democrats 
Russell and McGrath, due to the large 
number of Southern Democrats who 
couldn't resist dropping momentarily their 
roles as Republican delegates. 

On the first ballot, General Eisenhower 
led the voting by a sizable margin, but 
fell short of the number required for 
nomination. A second ballot was taken, 
and Ike won handily, his closest opponent 
being Senator Taft. 

In an election year, and especially in 
this election year when a change of gov- 
ernment is contemplated by so many, the 
mock convention was probably one of the 
most important, interesting, and enlight- 
ening projects that could be staged. Of 
lesser importance is the result of the 
balloting. Of the greatest importance is 
the fact that so many students took an 
active part in what is one of our most 
cherished heritages and freedoms — the 
right of the governed to choose their 

Two Man Rooms Again! 

That rare phenomenon so long clamored 
for by the students and so long unknown 

Duke students, faculty and staff broke 
all previous records by contributing 
625 pints of blood during the drive 
conducted by the Duke Chapter of 
the Arnold Air Society in coopera- 
tion with the Red Cross on May 2. 
Shown at the blood-mobile center, left 
to right, are Joe Self, Greensboro, 
N. C; Air ROTC Cadet Bob Jones, 
Stanford, N. Y. ; Lieutenant Colonel 
Jackson Rambeau, faculty adviser for 
the blood drive ; Pat Burrus, Wash- 
ington, D. C, and nurses Joyce Whit- 
field Dortch (Mrs. Hugh), R.N. '42, 
and Mrs. J. M. McDonald, both of 

May, 19S2 


to them has finally returned to the cam- 
pus. The two man room is about to be- 
come a thing of the present. With the 
completion of the new graduate dormi- 
tory on the comer of Erwin Road, Few 
Quadrangle, the last of the quads to be 
built, will be available to upperclass in- 
dependents beginning next fall. If the 
many arguments which have been pre- 
sented in the last few years by the stu- 
dents in favor of abolishing three man 
rooms are lived up to, grades should reach 
all-time peaks next semester while noise 
and general hubbub should fade away to 
mere whispers of their former selves. 

No. 10 Is Retired 

In the world of Duke sports, favorite 

son Dick Groat, who now holds just about 
every conceivable honor that could be be- 
stowed on one person by school and coun- 
try, has come in for even more praise. In 
an unprecedented action, the Athletic As- 
sociation decided to permanently retire 
his famous Number 10 basketball jersey 
to the showcase of the Indoor Stadium. 
Groat also received the inaugural Dr. 
Francis H. Swett Memorial Basketball 
Trophy and a plaque from the Men's Stu- 
dent Government Association, presented 
on behalf of the student body. The Groat 
Legend has already been given a good 
start, and promises to grow by leaps and 
bounds as the years go by. 

From the Faculty 

Dean Slay Resigns 

After five years of 
service to Duke as 
Assistant Dean of 
Trinity College, 
James M. Slay has 
resigned to accept a 
position with the In- 
vestors Diversified 
Services, Inc. Assum- 
ing his new duties on 
August 1, he will be 
the zone distributor for Durham, Orange, 
and Person Counties. 

Dean Slay received his A.B. and A.M. 
degrees from Duke in 1937 and 1940, and 
is now completing studies for his Ph.D. 
from Harvard. During World War II 
he served with the Sixth Marine Division 
in the Southwest Pacific Theater and was 
decorated for outstanding combat service. 
He was released with the rank of major, 
and since has become a lieutenant-colonel 
in the Reserve. For two years prior to 
his entrance into the armed forces, Dean 
Slay was an instructor at Randolph- 
Macon Military Academy. 

President A. Hollis Edens expressed his 
regret at Dean Slay's resignation. ''While 
we are not happy in the thought of his 
leaving the University, we are unable to 
think unkindly of his decision. We shall 
continue to value his friendship and his 
support of the University's program. We 
shall be confident that the warm and cor- 
dial relations between him and the Uni- 
versitv and its staff will continue." 

Duke Professors Elected 

The Southern Society for Philosophy 
and Psychology recently elected two Duke 
professors, Dr. Glenn R. Negley and Dr. 
Karl E. Zener, to membership on the 
Council of that Society. Dr. Negley, pro- 
fessor of philosophy, and Dr. Zener, pro- 
fessor of psychology, will serve with nine 
other Council members and officers in the 
formation of the group's executive policy. 
The organization leads a Southern trend 
for the re-evaluation of the relationship 
between the two fields. 

Pianist in Concert 

Loren Withers, pianist of the Duke 
music faculty, recently made two appear- 
ances with the North Carolina Symphony. 
He was featured at the piano playing 
Brahms' Piano Concerto when the orches- 
tra presented programs in the East Cam- 
pus Auditorium at Duke and at the Mere- 
dith College Auditorium in Raleigh. 

Before coming to Duke two years ago, 
Mr. Withers was a scholarship student at 
Juilliard School of Music in New York. 
His undergraduate education was also 
provided for by scholarships at the Uni- 
versity of Kansas. While in New York, 
he studied under such masters as James 
Frisian, Ernest Huteheson, and Carl 

Watch Unlabeled Poisons 

Writing for the current issue of Pag- 
eant Magazine, Dr. Jay Arena, Duke pe- 

diatrician, warns against the danger of 
leaving poisons where children can get at 
them. "Not all poisons are labelled with 
skull and crossbones," he says. "They 
may lurk, innocently, in any room of the 
house, on a shelf in the medicine cabinet, 
under the kitchen sink, on vour dressing 

Accompanying the article entitled "Poi- 
son in Every Room" is an all-inclusive 
chart to be used in checking every nook 
and cranny of the home for dangerous 
items. This chart lists the common dan- 
ger areas, reasons why they are dangerous, 
and the specific poison. Samples : oxalic 
acids in disinfectants and cleaning agents ; 
barbiturates in sleeping pills; lead in 
toys; paradiehlorobenzene in some moth- 
balls; sulfur dioxide in fumes from gas 
refrigerators ; DDT in insecticides. Also 
included are some general antidotes, such 
as burned toast, strong tea, and milk of 
magnesia, to be used as emergency treat- 
ment in case of accident. 

Reprints of Rare Works 

The 32nd publication of the Augustan 
Reprint Society contains an introduction 
by Professor Benjamin Boyce, acting 
chairman of the Duke English Depart- 
ment. The series of publications is de- 
signed to make available to scholars in- 
expensive reprints of rare 17th and 18th 
century works. Describing the develop- 
ment of the English novel as "one of the 
triumphs of the eighteenth century," Dr. 
Boyce says that the early statements of 
the theory of the novel were mostly very 
brief and are now obscurely buried in rare 
books. But he adds that mid-18th cen- 
tury notions of prose fiction had a sub- 
stantial background in earlier writing. 

Weapon Against TB 

From Duke Hospital comes the an- 
nouncement that a discovery in the treat- 
ment of critically ill tuberculosis patients 
may lead to new relief from the symp- 
toms of that disease. Dr. David T. Smith, 
Duke bacteriologist, and James B. Bacos, 
Duke medical student, have hit upon a 
combination of ACTH, the "wonder 
drag," and streptomycin, which, when in- 
jected into rabbits with lung TB, resulted 
in normal lungs in eight out of ten cases. 
While a few patients have been treated 
with the mixture, with apparent success, 
Dr. Smith warned that several years of 
study will be necessary before it can be 
recommended for general use. If doctors 
can learn how to prevent the damaging 
effects of the drug on the patient, the dis- 
covery will be extremely helpful to TB 


Duke Alumni Register 

Union-Anson Counties 

The annual Anson-Union Duke Alumni 
banquet was held March 25 at the Na- 
tional Hotel, Wadesboro, N. C, at 7:00 
o'clock. President Edens, guest speaker, 
and Charles A. Dukes, director of Alumni 
Affair's, attended the meeting as repre- 
sentatives of the University. 

Xew officers were elected at the meet- 
ing. They were Sam H. Lee, '20, Monroe, 
X. C, president; Tom M. Little, '30, 
Wadesboro, vice-president; G. T. Helms, 
'34, Monroe, secretary-treasurer; and 
Leila Self Bennett (Mrs. TV. Legrand), 
'30, Wadesboro, alumnae representative. 
William E. Powell, '20, A.M. '22, retiring 
president, presided at the meeting. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Members of the Duke Men's Glee Club 
were entertained at a reception and dance 
at the University Club by Duke alumni 
in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 25, follow- 
ing the Glee Club's second annual concert 
in that city. The concert was held at the 
WHK auditorium, and was attended by 
about 1,000 people. Duke records were 
played on the air, and pictures of alumni 
appeared in the Cleveland papers preced- 
ing the concert. 

Thomas P. Fletcher, '42, was in charge 
of concert arrangements and Ann Wilson 
Smoot Matia (Mrs. Thomas O.), '47, was 
committee chairman for the reception. 
Betty Lu Stryker, '42, and Mrs. Frank 
L. Jouannet, Jr., whose husband is a mem- 
ber of the class of '50, were also active in 
making preparations for the concert and 
following entertainment. 

Spartanburg, S. C. 

A luncheon meeting was held April 1 
at the Cleveland Hotel, Spartanburg, 
S. C, by Duke alumni in that area. Par- 
ents of students were also invited to at- 
tend. Charles A. Dukes was guest speaker, 
and Mrs. Dukes was a special guest. 
Horace L. Bomar, LL.B. '36, president, 
was in charge of arrangements. 


Washington, D. C, Change 

Frances Davis, '32, president of the 
Washington, D. C, Duke alumni, has 
announced that the meeting originally 
planned for May 28 will not be held 
due to a conflict with the Duke Com- 
mencement program. The annual meet- 
ing will be held in the early fall. In 
the meantime, if any of the group 
would like to get together for any sort 
of informal function, Miss Davis asks 
that they call Republic 1820, extension 
4811 or, after 5 :30 p.m., Ordway 7645. 

The Local Associations 

Among those present at the tea for 
prospective students given by Raleigh 
alumnae on March 23 were, left to 
right, Elizabeth Anderson Persons 
(Mrs. W. S.), '22, A.M. '28; Miss 
Robin Fuller ; Lillian Dewar, '49 ; 
Peggy Yancey, Duke sophomore ; and 
Miss Louisa Mordecai. 

Wake County Alumnae 

Members of the Junior Duke Alumnae 
group in Wake County entertained pro- 
spective Duke students at a tea March 23 
at the home of the group's president, Lil- 
lian Dewar, '49, in Raleigh, X. C. About 
50 guests from Peace College, Saint 
Mary's College, Xeedham Broughton and 
Hugh Morson High Schools attended. 

Elizabeth Anderson Persons (Mrs. W. 
S.), '22, A.M. '28, director of admissions 
at the Duke Woman's College, was a spe- 
cial guest. Peggy Yancey, sophomore, 
Ann McDonald, sophomore, and Margaret 
Duncan, freshman, all from Raleigh, told 
the prospective students about campus life 
at Duke. Hostesses for the event were 
Sue Crutchfleld Stone (Mrs. Hugh, Jr.), 
'51; Jackie Hutzler Bello (Mrs. Lou), 
'48; Mrs. Walter Gale, '49; Martha Ren- 
froe Jennings (Mrs. Charles), B.S.X.Ed. 
'49; and Sybil Dameron Redfern (Mrs. 
R. B.), '44. 

Columbia, S. C. 

Charles A. and Mrs. Dukes were guests 
at the annual dinner meeting of Duke 
alumni in the Columbia, S. C, area,, held 
March 31. Arrangements for the meet- 
ing were made by John L. Lentz, '39, 

Norfolk-Portsmouth, Va. 

A dinner meeting was held April 24 at 
the Officers Club at the Naval Operating 
Base in Xorfolk, Va, Alumni and par- 
ents of students attended. Dr. W. C. 
Davison, dean of the Duke School of 
Medicine, was guest speaker, and Fred 
Whitener, assistant to the director of 
Alumni Affairs, was also present. A movie 
of the Duke-Carolina game was shown 
during the evening. 

Edward David Levy, A.M. '40, M.D. 
'43, was elected president for the coming 
year at the business meeting. Other new 
officers are Harmon L. Jones, '23, vice- 
president; William H. Gatling, '43, sec- 
retary-treasurer; and three councilmen: 
Lieutenant Commander C. W. Perdue, '40 ; 
W. T. Shields, '33; and John G. Sellers, 
'39, M.D. '43. 

Medical School Alumni Meeting 

J. B. Stevens, M.D. '36, presided at the " 
Duke alumni luncheon at Pinehurst at the 
Mid Pines Club on Tuesday, May 6. Dr. 
W. C. Davison, dean of the Medical 
School spoke briefly concerning recent 
developments at the hospital and Charles 
A. Dukes, director of Alumni Affairs, gave 
a word of greeting from the Alumni Office. 
Talmadge L. Peele, '29, M.D. '34, was in 
charge of arrangements for the luncheon, 
and attendance was better than in any 
previous year. 

Law Alumni Meeting Change 

It has been necessary to make a 
change in plans for the Law Alumni 
Association Annual Meeting and Din- 
ner, which was announced for May 30. 
Due to the fact that May 31 is the 
general primary election in Xorth 
Carolina, many law alumni will be en- 
gaged in activities for the various 
candidates, and it is felt that it would 
be impracticable to hold the meeting at 
that time. 

The new meeting date is Sunday, 
June 1, at 7:00 p.m., and the dinner 
will be served in the Law Library. 

May, 1952 


The Duke Men 's Glee Club climaxed their northern tour this spring by a New 
York performance. Shown at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York City fol- 
lowing the concert are, left to right, J. Foster Barnes, who has directed the 
Glee Club for 25 years; Mrs. Barnes, Leo F. Brady, '23, who served as Presi- 
dent of the New York Duke Alumni Association ; Mrs. Alex H. Sands, and 
Mr. Alex H. Sands, of New York City; Barbara Barnes Hauptfurher (Mrs. 
George), of Philadelphia, Pa.; Kenneth Kreider, Duke senior from Palmyra, 
Pa., and president of the Glee Club ; and Jack Vilas, senior from Tenafly, N. J., 
who is Glee Club business manager. 

New Jersey 

Duke alumni in New Jersey are plan- 
ning a dance at The Racquets Club, Short 
Hills, N. J., on Hobart Avenue near 
Lackawanna Station. The dance will be 
held on Friday, June 13, from 9 :00 p.m. 
to 2:00 a.m. Al Clothier and his band 
will provide music. Tickets to the dance 
will be $5.00. Those who plan to attend 
are asked to contact Warren Grob, 15 
Harvey Drive, Summit, N. J., telephone 
6-1951-M. All alumni and undergraduates 
in the area are invited. 

Following are reports on meetings at- 
tended by the Director of Alwtnni Affairs, 
Charlie Dukes, on his recent tour of the 
West, an account of which appears in 
the Director's Scratch Pad this month ; 

Charleston, W. Va. 

Duke alumni from Charleston, W. Va., 
met April 17 at the Kanawha Airport 
Clubroom to organize an alumni associa- 
tion. Parents of students, as well as 
alumni from the Charleston area, were 
present. In charge of arrangements for 
the meeting was Thomas J. Straughan, 
'32. Officers elected were: John W. 
Mitchell, B.S.M.E. '47, president; Harold 
Kuhn, M.D. '40, vice-president; Thomas 
J. Straughan, secretary -treasurer; and 
Mary Ann Morrison Mohler (Mrs. Wil- 
liam E.), '44, alumnae representative. 

Denver, Colo. 

All alumni and parents of students in 
Colorado were invited to the Duke meet- 

ing at the University Club in Denver on 
April 19. "A Year at Duke," the movie 
about the University, was also shown. J. 
Levering Baily, '42, president, was in 
charge of arrangements. 

San Francisco, Calif. 

The Lido Deck of the Hotel Claremont 
in Berkeley, Calif., was the scene of a 
dinner meeting for Duke alumni on April 
22. President Edens spoke to the group. 
Mrs. Edens, Charles A. Dukes, and Dean 
James Cannon were also special guests. 
Richard J. Stull, '40, made arrangements 
for the meeting. 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Alumni and parents of students from 
Los Angeles, Calif., and surrounding 
towns met for dinner at Mike Lyman's 
Grill in Los Angeles on April 26. Robert 
D. Aufhammer, '42, was in charge of ar- 
rangements. President Edens was guest 
speaker for the occasion. Other guests 
from the University were Mrs. Edens, 
Charles A. Dukes, and Dean James 

Dallas, Texas 

The Melrose Hotel, Dallas, Texas, was 
the scene of a Duke dinner meeting on 
April 28. Alumni and parents of stu- 
dents from surrounding towns, and from 
as far as Lubbock, Texas, attended the 
meeting, which was arranged by William 
C. Wettstein, '47, president. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Edward S. Bott, '44, president of the 
group, was in charge of the dinner meet- 
ing held at Bill Medart's Restaurant, St. 
Louis, Mo., on April 29. A good crowd, 
consisting of alumni and parents of stu- 
dents, came from St. Louis and surround- 
ing towns to attend. 

Columbus, Ga. 

A very successful dinner meeting was 
held April 30 at the Columbus Country 
Club, Columbus, Ga. Parents of students 
and alumni came from the surrounding 
area to attend. A. Edward Smith, L '26, 
president, conducted the meeting. Wil- 
liam Henry Shaw, '26, M.Ed. '33, intro- 
duced Charles A. Dukes, who was guest 

Reese's Speech Reprinted 

Seward P. Reese, LL.M. '41, delivered 
a speech on the "Middle of the Road 
Philosophy toward Government and Eco- 
nomics" at a meeting of the Women's Re- 
publican Club, Marion County, Oregon, 
on February 11, 1952. His speech met 
with such interest that it has been printed 
in the April 1, 1952, issue of Vital 
Speeches of the Day, published twice a 
month by the City News Publishing Com- 
pany, New York. 

The April 1 issue of Vital Speeches 
featured two discussions about Dwight D. 
Eisenhower: Presidential Candidate, Phi- 
losophy Toward Government and Eco- 
nomics. Mr. Reese, who is dean of the 
College of Law at Willamette University, 
Salem, Oregon, feels that a middle-of- 
the-road attitude toward government is 
needed in political thinking at the present 
time, and that General Eisenhower takes 
just such an approach. 

Wedding Is Televised 

It is a usual occurrence for Duke alumni 
to be wedding guests of other Duke peo- 
ple. Recently, however, all Duke alumni 
had the opportunity to watch the wedding 
of Jack Lucas, '53, of Winston-Salem, 
N. C, and Miss Helen Russell of Bir- 
mingham, Ala., for their marriage cere- 
mony took place on the "Bride and 
Groom" television show. Jack and his 
bride, who met at Duke, had as their best 
man Byrd Looper, Duke junior from 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Already newsworthy, Jack became the 
youngest Congressional Medal of Honor 
winner in history in 1945. He joined the 
Marines when he was 14 and was dis- 
charged at 17. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Photos of 36 Class Agents appeared in the April issue of 
the Register. Here are nine others. Thev are, left to right, 
top row, Dr. Gilbert T. Rowe, 1895, Durham ; A. H. Kim- 
ball, 1927, Statesville, N. C.; J. Chisman Hanes, 1930, 
Washington, D. C. ; William F. Franek, 1939, Martinsville, 
Va. ; Robert E. Cowin, 1946, New York, N. Y. ; and the 
Rev. C. P. Bowles, Divinity Alumni, Charlotte, N. C. Bot- 
tom row, left to right, are Mrs. Hugh Dorteh, Nursing 
Alumni, Durham ; Dr. J. Lamar Callaway, Medical Alum- 
ni, Durham ; and J. R. Lyles, Jr., Graduate School Alumni, 

Seventy Class and School Agents Serve Duke through the Loyalty Fund 

In the past two issues 45 of a total of 
70 alumni and alumnae serving as class 
agents have been pictured. The 25 for 
whom photographs were not immediately 
available are as follows : 

1894, E. B. Craven, Lexington, N. C; 
1896, R. A. Mayer, Charlotte, N. C; 1901, 
S. W. Anderson, Wilson, N. C; 1904, 
C. H. Livengood, Durham; 1906, Maj. 
T. G. Stem, Oxford, N. C; 1908, Rev. 

F. S. Love, Elizabeth City, N. C; 1916, 
L. C. Allen, Burlington, N. C; 1919, P. S. 
McMullan, Edenton, N. C; 1921, H. E. 
Fisher, Charlotte; 1924, R, C. Dayton, 
Brevard, N. C; 1925, J. C. Whisnant, 
Shelby, N. C; 1928, E. C. Tilley, Dur- 
ham; 1929, W. E. Cranford, Durham; 
1932, E; G. Thomas, Atlanta, Ga. 

1936, C. W. Perry, Winston- Salem, 
N. C; 1938, William M. Courtney, Orange 

Park, Fla. ; 1941, J. D. Long, Jr., Raleigh, 
N. C. and M. W. Harriss, Jr., Sanford, 
N. C; 1941, J. H. Johnston, Raleigh; 
1942, Willis Smith, Jr., Raleigh and 
Robert E. Foreman, Elizabeth City; 1944, 
H. W. Stewart, Charlotte; 1948, J. H. 
Quaritius, Jacksonville, Fla.; Forestry, 
Dr. V. J. Rudolph, Durham; Law, Leon 
L. Rice, Jr., Winston-Salem. 

Awards Go to Alumni 

Guggenheim Fellowships were recently 
awarded to three Duke University alumni 
and two members of the faculty. The 
fellowships usually allow $3,000 for a 
year's study. 

Alumni recipients were Dr. William C. 
Askew, A.M. '34, Ph.D. '36, associate pro- 
fessor of history at Colgate, for his work 
on the relations of Italy with the great 
powers of the world; Dr. Julian P. Boyd, 
'25, A.M. '26, Litt.D. '51, Princeton ' li- 
brarian, for his treatment of papers of 
Thomas Jefferson; and Dr. Gay Wilson 
Allen, '26, A.M. '29, professor of English 
at New York University, for work in con- 
nection with the life and writings of Walt 

Faculty members receiving the awards 
were Dr. Hertha D. E. Sponer, professor 
of physics, for her theoretical study of 
calculating structural properties of com- 
plex molecules; and Dr. Elizabeth Read 
Sunderland, assistant professor of art, for 
her study of the Abbey of Charlieu in 
ancient Burgundy. 

Three MIGs Downed 

Captain Brooks J. Liles, '48, whose 
home is in Clayton, N. C, has been 
credited with shooting down three 
MIGs, probably destroying two more, 
and damaging still another. The three 
known hits were scored on February 
21, March 15 and March 24. 

A member of the Fifth Air Force, 
Captain Liles is a member of the 
Fourth Fighter Group. 

ODK Honors Four 

Four honorary members were tapped 
by OKD at its spring initiation ceremony, 
including a prominent alumnus, a Durham 
industrialist, and two faculty members. 

The alumnus was Kenneth C. Towe, '18, 
recently named president of the American 
Cyanamid Corporation, who lives in 
Greenwich, Conn. He is a native of 
Elizabeth City, N. C. 

The Durham member was William H. 
Ruffin, president and treasurer of Erwin 
Mills Company and past president of 

K. C. Towe, 18 W. H. Ruffin 

the National Association of Manufactur- 
ers. He is an alumnus of the University 
of North Carolina. 

The faculty representatives were Dr. 
Frederick Charles Joerg, assistant profes- 
sor of economics who came to Duke in 
1948; and Dr. W. Brewster Snow, B.S. 
'32, associate professor of civil engineer- 
ing, who also joined the Duke faculty in 

May, 1952 


Spectacular Finish Brings Championship 

Blue Devils Win Three in One Day to Capture Crown 

Duke's hard-hitting Blue Devil nine en- 
tered the Southern Conference Tourna- 
ment in Raleigh favored to retain the 
Conference crown they won at Greensboro 
last year. Sporting a 23 won-four loss 
season record, the big Devil bats had been 
a nightmare to opposing pitchers the en- 
tire season. 

Playing its last season under retiring 
coach Jack Coombs, the Duke team had 
averaged nearly 10 runs per game and 
had a team batting average of .330. The 
only losses had been to Clemson, N. C. 
State, and Carolina in league competition, 
and to Ohio University in an intersec- 


On Monday, May 12, the Blue Devils 
met N. C. State in the final home game 
of the season. In a pre-game ceremony 
retiring Coach Jack Coombs (left) 
was honored for 24 years of service to 
Duke, to its athletic program, and to 
its students. William H. Werber, '30, 
(right) current president of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Association and the first 
Duke player Coach Coombs sent to 
the major leagues, presented a bound 
volume of testimonials boosting the 
coach for the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
In the photo Coach Coombs is making 
his brief farewell address. 

tional scrap. Clemson was defeated once 
during the season and Carolina and State 
three times each. In the Conference 
standings Duke led the Southern Division 
with an 18-3 record. 

Other teams in the tournament were 
Richmond and George Washington, win- 
ner and runner-up in the Northern Divi- 
sion, and N. C. State, runner-up in the 
Southern Division of the Conference. 

All Seemed Lost 

Thus the stage was set for one of the 
most dramatic incidents in the history of 
Duke athletics. 

On Thursday, May 15, the team made 
the short trip to Raleigh without Coach 
"Jack," who had suffered a serious kid- 
ney ailment and was suddenly taken to 
Duke Hospital. Freshman Coach Her- 
sehel Caldwell took charge. 

In the first game Duke took George 
Washington to the tune of 7-5 and State 
downed the Richmond Spiders. In the 
first game of a double-header Friday 
night GW. eliminated Richmond in the 
double elimination tourney and Duke and 
State collided for the fifth time this sea- 
son in the nightcap. 

When the dust had subsided, State had 
emerged with 5 to 4 victory, despite a 
10-hit attack by Duke, including home- 
runs by catcher Jack Tarr and starting 
pitcher, Bob "Dizzy" Davis. Davis was 
the loosing pitcher, relieved in State's 
big seventh inning by Joe Lewis, winner 
of the previous tourney game. 

This left the Blue Devils in the seem- 
ingly impossible position of having to win 
three games m one day in order to retain 
their championship. They must meet 
G.W. in a Saturday afternoon contest, and 
if victorious, clash with State again Sat- 
urday night. A loss in either game would 
be Duke's second in the tourney and they 
would be eliminated. Two victories would 
mean a play-off against State in the night- 

About the only people conceding Duke 
an outside chance were members of a de- 
termined baseball squad and perhaps 
Coach Coombs, still confined to his bed 
in the hospital. 

Real Champions 

The Saturday afternoon victory over 
George Washington, by 8 to 4, wasn't too 
much of a surprise. Injured pitcher 
George Carver, who had been inactive for 
two weeks, returned to duty with a beau- 
tiful eight-hit performance that kept the 
Colonials throttled. 

No one was particularly startled when 
Duke won the first night game 7 to to 
force State into a second contest. Billy 
Ward, who had been a reliefer all season, 
took his first starting assignment, and 
calmly and deliberately he set the Wolf- 
pack down scoreless on a mere six hits. 
All the scoring came in the second inning. 
A homer by Jack Tarr and a base-sweep- 
ing triple by Dick Groat, scoring three 
runs ahead of him, featured the spree. 

A band of weary Blue Devils entered 
the nightcap in what most spectators con- 
sidered a mere gesture. State scored two 
runs in the second and added a third in 
the third. The Blue Devils scored once 
in the fourth and again in the fifth, to 
begin the eighth inning trailing 2-3. Start- 
ing pitcher Earl Hannel had been driven 
from the mound, and Joe Lewis made his 
third appearance in the tourney. 

In the eighth inning Duke showed true 
championship form. Overcoming their 
weariness, they pushed across five runs to 
go ahead. Another run was added in the 
ninth and Duke took the game 8-3 and 
held fast to the Conference crown. 

A highlight of the first Saturday game 
against State was a spectacular shoe- 
string catch by right fielder Dick Johnson. 
It was the third out of the ninth inning, 
when State had the bases loaded. 

The Blue Devils are now eligible for the 
NCAA district play-off in early June. 
If victorious over the field there, they will 
enter the national championship tourney 
at Omaha, Neb., June 12-16. 

It should be noted, too, that Coach 
Coombs was much improved Sunday 
morning after the tournament. 

The coach w r as honored during the tour- 
nament when the event's director, Willie 
Duke, presented a portrait of Coach 
Coombs painted by Mrs. Hallie Sidell of 
Raleigh. The portrait was accepted by 


Duke Alumni Register 

Dr. Charles E. Jordan, vice-president of 

"Red" Smith, whose timely hitting and 
sparkling field play contributed to Duke's 
triple victory, was named the tournament's 
most valuable player. 

Other Spring Sports 

The tennis team, which was undefeated 
in regular season conference action, ended 
the season with an 11-3 record, losing only 
to Rollins 5-4, Virginia 5-4 and the Jack- 
sonville Naval Air Station 6-2. The net- 
ters downed North Carolina 5-4 for one 
of its few wins over their rivals and the 
first since 1946. Duke claimed the co- 
championship of the conference with 
Maryland, which was also undefeated in 
loop action. 

The lacrosse team lost to only two col- 
lege foes, Maryland and RPI, as well as 
the Mount Washington Athletic Club, 
ending the campaign with a 7-3 mark. 
Four boys, goalie Don Bafford (team cap- 
tain), defenseman Bob Bickel and mid- 
fielders Dan Peacock (alternate captain) 
and Ernie Barry were selected to play in 
the annual North-South game at a later 
date in the summer. 

The Duke golfers, conference champs 13 
times in the last 16 years the loop tourna- 
ment has been held, ended the season with 
a record of 13 wins, three losses and one 
tie. The Blue Devils were beaten and 
tied by Florida and lost twice to North 
Carolina. Wins came over South Caro- 
lina, The Citadel (twice), Rollins, Wil- 
liams, Harvard, Virginia, Michigan, Navy, 
Kentucky, Ohio, N. C. State and Wake 

Coach Bob Chambers' cindermen won 
only two matches all season but they 
came over Southern Conference foes 
North Carolina and N. C. State and gave 
the Devils an undefeated slate against 
league teams. A 21-point decision of North 
Carolina, in which freshman sensation 
Joel Shankle won first places in the high 
and low hurdles, the broad jump and high 
jump for 20 points, made the season a 
"successful" one. Duke was favored with 
Maryland in the conference finals. Losses 
suffered during the season came against 
Navy, Princeton and Camp Lejeune. 

Football Tickets 

Football ticket information includ- 
ing an order blank for season and in- 
dividual tickets for Home Games will 
soon be mailed to all alumni. The home 
schedule includes games with W & L, 
Tennessee, Navy, and Georgia Tech. 

Alumni are urged to order early in 
order to get the best seats. 

of Interest to 
Duke Alumni 

Love Is a Wound 

by Worth Tittle Redden (Mrs. Walter 
P.), '16. Crown Publishers, Inc., New 
York, N. Y. 

This is Mrs. Hedden's third novel. Its 
immediate predecessor, The Other Boom, 
won the Southern Authors Award and 
wide literary acclaim. Her first novel was 
Wives of High Pasture. 

Lore Is a Wound has for its locale 
North Carolina, Mrs. Hedden's native 
state. The town is Bayport and the prin- 
cipals Ora Fanning, her sister Ellen, and 
the young preacher David Humiston, 
whom Ellen married and Ora loved. The 
principals, and, in fact, all of the char- 
acters, stand vivid and real as they 
emerge in this warm and human story. 

The writing is marked by a style that 
owes its beauty to purity and simplicity. 
Moods and atmospheres are created with 
a master touch, and the life of a small 
Southern community is portrayed in a 
manner that is most convincing. The 
story attracts and holds the reader's in- 
terest from the beginning. 

How to Develop Your Thinking 

by Kenneth S. Keyes, '42. Published by 
McGraw-Hill Boole Company, New 
York City. 

A unique book on How to Develop Your 
Thinking Ability has been written by 
Kenneth S. Keyes, '42. Published by the 
McGraw-Hill Book Company of New 
York City, this "guide to straight think- 
ing and sound decisions" contains 81 il- 
lustrations by Ted Key, feature cartoonist 
of the Saturday Evening Post. 

Mr. Keyes is a business consultant and 
has taught at the University of Miami 
since his recovery from an attack of polio 
in 1946. His book presents an effective, 
easy-to-understand, step-by-step formula 
designed to give readers a boost in the 
business world, show them how to achieve 
a happier marriage, and bring them rich 
dividends in popularity and esteem. Fif- 
teen entertaining and instructive chapters 
cover the subjects of "What Is Straight 
Thinking," "The Six Tools for Thinking," 
and "Using the Tools in Everyday Life." 
Carefully avoiding any dry discussion of 
technical points, Mr. Keyes has put in 
his book only tested and workable tools 
for improving thinking ability, set down 
in an informal style. 

Two Sofas in the Parlour 

by David Cornel DeJong, A.M. '32. 
Doubleday and Company, Garden City, 
N. Y. 

David Cornel DeJong, A.M. '32, a na- 
tive of Holland who came to Grand 
Rapids, Mich., at the age of 12, has writ- 
ten a novel using the background of his 
youth and the peoples who, like him, 
found a new home in America. Two Sofas 
in the Parlour, published by Doubleday 
and Company, Garden City, N. Y., tells 
of the Kegel family which comes to this 
country from Holland to live in an ugly 
old house in a dingy part of Grand 
Rapids. In spite of this humble setting, 
the house and the family have that defi- 
nite something that fills a good story with 
chuckles. The house has two sofas in the 
parlor, an old green rug, and an organ, 
all left there by the former tenant. School, 
work, family, and neighborhood adven- 
tures contribute humor and human in- 
terest to the delightful story, which comes 
as a welcome relief from the usual heavy 
novel of today. 

Mr. DeJong now makes his home at 136 
Alfred, Drowne Road, West Barring-ton, 
R. I. He is also an alumnus of Calvin 
College. He received his graduate degree 
from Duke in English. 

General Education, in Theory and 

by John P. Wynne, '13, A.M. '16. 
Bookman Associates, New York, N. Y. 

Dr. Wynne is located at Longwood Col- 
lege, Va. He is the author of several 
other works on educational philosophy 
and principles, and this most recent book 
has been hailed as perhaps his best. 

The question has been asked : "Are our 
schools and colleges turning out graduates 
equipped to function as mature individu- 
als and thinking citizens in a democratic, 
dynamic society?" The answer, too often, 
has been "No," and most controversy has 
raged over the concept of general educa- 

Dr. Wynne seems to adopt a "middle- 
of-the-road" outlook in his latest treat- 
ment. He rejects "romanticism" as well 
as "over specialization" in his interpre- 
tation of the education of the whole man 
as a useful, creative individual. 

He makes a synthesis of the proven 
values of earlier and current methods that 
are positive enough in approach to avoid 
haziness and flexible enough to encourage 
originality. Throughout he is offering a 
critical evaluation of existing techniques 
and methods. 

May, 1952 



3. Ken Bieber. Steve Biebek. Anne 
Beerv Bieber, R.N. '38. Gus F. Bieber. 
M.U. '43. New Orleans, La. 

4. Lynx Alice Packer. 

5. Dwight Richard Packer. Alice 
Schlueter Packer (Mrs. Don S.), '45. 
Wichita. Kans. 

6. Allex Glexdox Johxsox, Jr. Mary 
Olive Johxsox. Edna Adams John- 
son (Mrs. A. G.), '33. Alexandria, Va. 

7. Steve Pack. Stanley H. Pack, '46. 
Jefferson City. Mo. 

Delia Joyce Hipp, IV. Charles R. 
Hipp. Jr. Jovce Preston Hipp, '47. 
Charies R. Hipp, B.S.M.E. '48. Char- 
lotte. N. C. 

Carolyx Elsie Kaemmerer. Nan"v 
Linkins Kaemmerer (Mrs. R. R.), '47. 
Fayetteville, N. T. 

Jeaxxe Brown Cross. Jaxe Browx 
Cross. Almon R. Cross, M.D. '38. 
High Point, N. C. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


April, 1952 

Garland F. Mayes, '17, Oxford, N. C. 
Elaine B. Kupp, '47, LL.B. '51, Depew, N. Y. 
Robert G. Bensinger, '51, TJ. S. Army 
Lt. H. Ken Saturday, TJ.S.M.C. '48, Parris 

Island, S. C. 
Ann Harrell Saturday (Mrs. H. K.), '47, 

Parris Island, S. C. 
Anna L. Hinton Fetter (Mrs. B. A.), '44, 

Durham, N. C. 
Chap. Arnold A. Lyerly, '33, Columbus, Ohio 
Evelyn Culp Piekler (Mrs. B. R.), '39, New 

London, N. C. 
Edward J. Burns, '27, Carthage, N. C. 
Brantley Watson, A.M. '36, Ph.D. '39, Rich- 
mond, Va. 
Lee Anne Sea well, '40, Athens, Ga. 
Stuart Orton, M.D. '38, Eahway, N. J. 
William J. Miller, Jr., '38, Matawan, N. J. 
Carl B. Dowe, '47, Norfolk, Va. 
Warren J. Gates, '41, Carlisle, Pa. 
Frances Ruark Lindsey (Mrs. J. A.), '39, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Franklin S. Ruark, '43, Des Plaines, 111. 
William S. Hamilton, '32, Hickory, N. C. 
Ira Jackson, M.D. '41, Galveston, Texas 
Peggy Penfield Andrian (Mrs. G. W.), '49, 

Hartford, Conn. 
W. Lee Baldwin, '51, Princeton, N. J. 
George Walter, '38, Upper Montelair, N. J. 
William E. Swanson, '49, Bolivar, Venezuela 
James R. Simpson, '24, Charlotte, N. C. 
Walter R. Gattis, Jr., '39, Danville, Ky. 
Joseph Wilson Flora, Jr., '45, Greensboro, 

N. C. 


Classes having reunions at Commencement, 
1952, are as follows : '02, Golden Anniver- 
sary; '21; '22; '23; '24; '27, Silver Anni- 
versary ; '42, Tenth Year Reunion ; '46 ; '47 ; 
and '48. 


President: E. S. Yarbrough 
Class Agent: Dr. J. M. Ormond 
GEORGE A. HOYLE and Mrs. Hoyle make 
their home at 605 West Marion Street, Shel- 
by, N. C. Mr. Hoyle is engaged in the in- 
surance business with the firm of Frank L. 
and George A. Hoyle. 


President: Vann V. Secrest 

Class Agent : Louis C. Allen 
B. L. SMITH, '16, A.M. '37, superintendent 
of public schools in Greensboro, N. C, served 
as chairman of a discussion group at the 
regional meeting of the American Assoeia- 

Laura Emerson Neal (Mrs. E. F.), '42, 

Southern Pines, N. C. 
A. Hugo Kimball, '27, Statesville, N. C. 
Fred H. (Ted) Albee, Jr., '40, M.D. '44, 

Orlando, Fla. 
Robert 0. Haas, '39, High Point, N. C. 
Elizabeth Tobey Ward (Mrs. E. P.), '38, 

West Englewpod, N. J. 
Lt. Col. Finley T. Clarke, Jr., U.S.M.C. '40, 

c/o F.P.O., San Francisco, Calif. 
J. Edward Gatling, '49, Norfolk, Va. 
William H. Gatling, '43, Norfolk, Va. 
Tom Cookerly, '50, Charlotte, N. C. 
C. Ray Tilley, '48, Durham, N. C. 
Warren H. Pope, '47, Princeton, N. J. 
Robert D. Cook, '51, Akron, Ohio 
Harry J. Kalevas, '44, M.D. '48, Rocking- 
ham, N. C. 
Ens. John G. Putnam, Jr., '51, c/o F.P.O., 

New York, N. Y. 
Joe R. Phillips, B.S.M.E. '51, Glastonburg, 

Fred A. McNeer, Jr., '50, Durham, N. C. 
George D. Davis, '37, High Point, N. C. 
Cpl. Daniel M. Williams, Jr., '48, LL.B. '50, 

Fort Lee, Va. 
Robert F. Long, '41, Raleigh, N. C. 
John H. Skarstrom, '45, Great Neck, N. Y. 
Robert R. Lassiter, '43, Long Island, N. Y. 
Ens. Leslie E. Mack, '51, c/o F.P.O., San 

Francisco, Calif. 
George L. Shelley, '51, Quantico, Va. 
Earl J. Norris, B.S.C.E. '49, Charlotte, N. C. 
John N. Potanos, '48, New York, N. Y. 

tion of School Administrators in Boston, 
Mass., on April. 9. "Education for Moral 
and Spiritual Values" was the subject of the 
discussion. Mr. Smith is also director of 
the Horace-Mann League of the United 
States, of which organization he was Presi- 
dent-General last year. 

'21 - 

President: Charles W. Bundy 

Class Agent: Henry E. Fisher 
ALEXANDER B. WILKINS is associated 
with Wilrick Motors, automobile retailers, 
and is engaged in farming in Sanford, N. C, 
where he and his family live at 346 Carthage 
Street. There are three children in the 
Wilkins family, MRS. JANE PITTMAN, 
'49, Alexander Betts, Jr., and Lucian 


court in Gatesville, N. C, is also a merchant 
and a bookkeeper. The Beamons have three 
children, Horace V., Jr., Mrs. Mary Ann 
Beamon Eure, and Ray Gordon. 
live at 405 Eastern Street, Greenville, N. C. 
They have one daughter, Mrs. Alice Ruth 
Bundy Harper. Mr. Bundy is engaged in 
the practice of law. 

LEROY DULIN is a real estate broker and 
president of Dulin Hardware Company. He 
and Mrs. Dulin live at 2600 Belvedere Ave- 
nue, Charlotte, N. C. Their son, THOMAS 
LEROY, is a sophomore at Duke. 
EDWIN) teaches English at the Tarboro, 
N. C, high school. Her home is at 1410 
Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
SAMUEL A. MAXWELL is minister of the 
Centenary Methodist Church in Smithfield, 
N. C. Previously a college teacher, Dr. 
Maxwell received the B.D. and D.D. degrees 
from Asbury, the S.T.B. from Yale, the 
Ed.M. from Harvard, the M.A. from the 
University of Kentucky, and the D.R.E. from 
Gordon. The Maxwell family, which in- 
cludes three daughters, make their home at 
114 South Second Street in Smithfield. 
EUSTACE R. PERRY, '22, M.Ed. '43, is a 
school principal in Garner, N. C, where he 
and Mrs. Perry make their home. 
ian and teacher of library science at East 
Carolina College. Her mailing address is 
Box 6S, East Carolina College, Greenville, 
N. C. 

R. S. WILLIAMS, SR., Mrs. Williams, and 
their son, R. S. Williams, Jr., live on R. F. D. 
#1, Erwin, N. C, where Mr. Williams is en- 
gaged in farming. 


President: T. C. Kirkman 
Class Agent: T. C. Kirkman 
HORACE V. BEAMON, judge of recorder's 

President : Bryce R. Holt 

Class Agent : Dr. H. C. Sprinkle, Jr. 
er and administrator at the University of 
the South, Sewanee, Tenn. He and Mrs. 
Bruton have one son, Gaston S., Jr. 
JAMES ROY DAVIS is senior partner of 
the S and D Coffee Company in Concord, 
N. C. He and Mrs. Davis and their son, J. 
Roy, Jr., live at 500 S. Union Street. 
OMER K.), '23, A.M. '28, teaches at Lowes 
Grove School. Her address is Route 3, 

The address of MR. and Mrs. PAUL E. 
MALLISON is Box 1052, Rocky Mount, 
N. C. Paul has been second division prison 
supervisor for the State Highway and Pub- 
lic Works Commission for 28 years. 
L. DAILEY MOORE is working with the 

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State of North Carolina Budget Bureau in 
Baleigh, where he resides at 830 Bryan 
Street. He and Mrs. Moore have two chil- 
dren, BUBT H., '51, and June H. 
BYRON SHANKLE, of Boute 2, Dobson, 
N. C, is minister of the Dobson Methodist 
Church. The oldest of his three children, 
JOEL, is a freshman track star at Duke. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

Bresident: James R. Simpson 

Class Agent: Fred W. Greene 
MIRIAM B. COX is a free-lance court re- 
porter in Durham, where her address is 1817 
University Drive. 

LACY THOMAS EDENS, '24, B.D. '35, is 
a file-clerk in the postal accounts division 
of the Bureau of Accounts of the Bost Of- 
fice Department in Asheville, N. C. He 
makes his home in Rowland, N. C. 
The address of G. CLIFTON ERVIN, Mrs. 
Ervin, and their three daughters, Elizabeth 
Ann, Sara Louise, and Susan Marie, is 2525 
Jule Street, St. Joseph, Mo. Clifton is dis- 
trict superintendent of the St. Joseph dis- 
trict of the Methodist Church. 
MERRITT H. HEAD, whose home is 1003 
Urban Avenue, Durham, is associated with 
the McGhee Coal Company. He has a son 
and a daughter. 

OTTIS M.), 28 West Second Street, Lexing- 
ton, N. C, is a teacher and dean of girls at 
Lexington High School. 

The address of MR. and Mrs. CARL G. 
KNOX is 8 Pine Circle, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 
Carl is a professional service representative 
for the William S. Merrell Company. 
fessor of English at Oklahoma A and M 
College. He and Mrs. Leake make their 
home at 715 Jefferson Street, Stillwater, 

ROY NEWTON is director of public rela- 
tions and alumni secretary at Ferris Insti- 
tute in Big Rapids, Mich. He and Mrs. 
Newton and their three sons, James C, 
David L., and Glen E., live at 138 Rust 
Avenue in Big Rapids. 

and principal in the Roanoke Rapids City 
Schools. She and Lieutenant Colonel Tyn- 
dall, who has retired from the Army, live in 
Roanoke Rapids, where their mailing ad- 
dress is Box 501. 


Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1952 

Vice-president: George R. Wallace 
Class Agent: A. Hugo Kimball 
LLOYD D. FRUTCHEY is a physician in 
the Veterans Administration Hospital in 
Columbia, S. C. He and Mrs. Frutchey, 
who live at 1809 Atascadero Drive, Colum- 
bia 4, S. O, have two children, Barbara, 2, 
and Lloyd D., Ill, born July 26, 1951. 
EMILY C. GRIFFITH of 207 West Geer 

Street, Durham, is a teacher at the East 
Durham Junior High School. 
RALPH P. HARDEE and Mrs. Hardee live 
in Ayden, N. C. Ralph, who is assistant 
cashier and assistant trust officer of the 
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Green- 
ville, N. C, is also engaged in farming. 
Mr. Hurt, and their daughter, Barbara Jean, 
live at 1275 Pontiac Street, Denver, Colo. 
Lois pursues puppetry as a hobby. 
Formerly a teacher and principal in the 
North Carolina public schools, JAP LED- 
BETTER, '27, M.Ed. '40, is now a clerk in 
the United States Bost Office in Shelby, 
N. C. He and Mrs. Ledbetter and their son, 
Donald Eugene, live at 328 Gold Street in 

JAMES B. McLARTY, '27, B.D. '30, is 
minister of the West Asheville Methodist 
Church. He and Mrs. McLarty and their 
three children, Margaret Elizabeth, James 
Fulton, and Charles Furman, live at 25 Balm 
Grove Avenue, Asheville, N. C. 
BOYCE L. MAYNARD, postmaster in Bel- 
mont, N. G, is married and has two sons, 
David Lee and Joe Boyce. 


President: Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 

Class Agent: William E. Cranford 
EOBERT B. BRUTON, superintendent of 
Junior Order Children's Home for the past 
11 years and a member of the staff for the 
past 22 years, has been named "Man of the 
Year" for 1952 in Lexington, N. C. The 
honor was awarded by the local Civitan 
Club which annually gives a plaque and 
watch to the man selected. In addition to 
his duties at the Home, Bob is choir di- 
rector for the First Methodist Church, a 
member of the Davidson County Library 
Board, and an officer in the Association of 
Child Officials of the southeastern states. He 
also directs a group of entertainers from the 
Junior Home which has appeared at many 
places including Madison Square Garden. 


Bresident: John D. Minter 

Class Agent : John D. Minter 
CHARLES H. GIESSEN, B.D., is minister 
of the Carr Memorial Methodist Church in 
Pine Bluff, Ark. He and Mrs. Giessen and 
their son, Faul David, born February 2, live 
at 610 DaKato Street in Pine Bluff. 
Allan Glendon Johnson, Jr., and Mary Olive 
Johnson, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters page of this issue, are the chil- 
A. GLENDON). They are living tempo- 
rarily in Alexandria, Va., but may be 
reached by mail addressed to Varina, N. C. 
ARTHUR VOELKER, Mrs. Voelker, and 
their three children, Martha Irene, David 
Joseph and Julann, live at 117 Keil Street, 
North Tonawanda, N.* Y. Arthur is with 
the State Division of Housing as a construc- 
tion adviser. 


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'38 - 

President: The Reverend Eobert M. Bird 

Class Agent: Charles S. Rhyne 
A miniature birth certificate, complete with 
footprints, has announced the birth of Mar- 
tha Jean Ryan, daughter of ALMA LLOYD 
AUSTIN RYAN, who live at 1707 Wealthy 
Street, S.E., East Grand Rapids, Mich. Lit- 
tle Martha Jean turned out to be a celebrity, 
the first baby of the new year in that vi- 
cinity. Because of her January 1, 1952, 
birthdate, she received many prizes and a 
lot of newspaper and radio publicity. The 
Ryans have three other children, Florence 
June, 9, John Austin, Jr., 8, and Russell 
Lloyd, 2. John is practicing urology in 
Grand Rapids. 


President: Larry B. Bagwell 
Class Agent : James L. Newsom 
ROBERSON, and their four children, F. 
Daniel, Jr., 13, Kathy, 10, Lynn, 10, and 
Sandy, 5 (see Sons and Daughters page), 
live on Peaceable Hill Road in Ridgefield, 
Conn. Fred is vice-president of Hagedorn 
and Co., Insurance Brokers, a family firm 
in New York City. 


President: Frank J. Sizemore 

Class Agents : James H. Johnston, Clifford 
W. Perry 
IVAR H. PETERSON, LL.B., has been 
named a member of the National Labor Re- 
lations Board by President Truman. An 
administrative assistant to Senator Wayne 
Morse of Oregon, he was a member of the 
legal staff of the labor board for eight 
years. He and his family make their home 
in Arlington, Va. 


President: Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
Class Agent: William F. Womble 
JOHN D. MeCONNELL, LL.B., and Mrs. 
McConnell have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Eliza Riggs, on March 21. They 
make their home in Southern Pines. 
LIAM N.) and her husband, of Archlands 
Farm, R.F.D. #5, Lynchburg, Va., have 
twin daughters, born August 31, 1951. 
Pledger are living at 917 W. Bow Street, 
Tyler, Texas, while home on leave from 
their work as Methodist Missionaries in 
Baroda, India. 

ARD T. SANDERS, LL.B. '39, have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Melissa 
Lemuel, on March 19. They have two other 
children, Richard, Jr., 8, and Brooks Cole, 4. 
Dick is a candidate for the State House of 
Representatives again this year. 

President: Russell Y. Cooke 
Class Agent : William M. Courtney 
When DR. (M.D. '43) and MRS. GITS F. 
BIEBER (ANNE BEERY, R.N. '38) and 
their family returned from Hawaii, they 
went to Louisiana, where their address is 
5940 Mandeville St., New Orleans 22. They 
have two sons, Steve, 6, and Ken, 3%, whose 
picture is on the Sons and Daughters page 
this month. Gus is a third-year resident in 
obstetrics and gynecology at Charity Hos- 

Jane Brown Cross, 3%, and Jeanne Cross, 
1%, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters page this month, are daughters 
of DR. and Mrs. ALMON R. CROSS. Their 
address is 414 Hillcrest Dr., High Point, 
N. C. 

stationed at the United States Naval Re- 
serve Sonar School in Key West, Fla. The 
Wells family, which includes two-year-old 
Julia, lives at 1034 Catherine Street in Key 


President : Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent: William F. Franck, Jr. 
is with the 14th Air Force at Robins Air 
Force Base, Ga. Prior to entering service, 
he completed work for the Ph.D. degree at 
the University of North Carolina. 
P. MASON, whose home address is 905 
Olive Avenue, Coronado, Calif., is stationed 
at the Naval Air Station at North Island, 
San Diego, in the supply division. 
Master Sergeant Leo J. Quilici and JEAN 
SNIDER QUILICI have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Louise Lucille, on Jan- 
uary 14. They are now living at 1175 Van 
Buren Street, S.W., Atlanta, Ga., where Sgt. 
Quilici is serving with the United States 
Army at nearby Fort McPherson. 
Radivoje B. Surla were married January 5 
at the home of her parents in Lincoln Uni- 
versity, Pa., and recently moved to 5022 
Stanton Avenue, Philadelphia 44, Pa. Betty 
previously worked with the Navy in Bain- 
bridge, Md. 


President : Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
109 Woodrow Avenue, McDaniel Heights, 
Wilmington, Del., has been named a research 
supervisor in the Chemical Department of 
the DuPont Experimental Station. Asso- 
ciated with the DuPont Company since 1949, 
he has been engaged in fundamental re- 
search in various branches of physical chem- 
istry including fiber research. After leaving 
Duke, he attended Cornell University, and in 


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1949 he received his doctorate in physical 
chemistry from California Institute of Tech- 

JAMES) and her husband have recently 
moved to 223 Russell Street, West Lafa- 
yette, Ind. Mr. Coughlin is an instructor in 
mechanical engineering at Purdue, and is 
working toward his doctorate. 


Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 
THEODORE C. DUNN and Mrs. Dunn, of 
45 Parrington Road, Croton-on-Hudson, 
N. Y., visited the campus in March. Ted 
works with Sinclair Refining Company in 
New York City. 

HOBBS and Mrs. Hobbs have announced 
the birth of a daughter, Alice Catherine, 
on March 26. Tommy was city manager of 
Dunn, N. C, before being recalled to the 
Navy in June, 1951, as executive officer of 
the USS Sturtevant, now operating out of 
Key West. Their leave address is 323 
Blanche Street, Clayton, N. C. Little Alice 
Catherine's grandfather is REV. A. J. 
HOBBS, '19, of Rocky Mount, N. C. 
LIAM M.), A.M., makes her home at 1256 
Planters Street, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
LIAM W.), R.N., her husband, and their 
children, William W., Jr., 5, and Alison 
Catherine, 3, live at 1030 Georgia Avenue, 
Etowah, Tenn. Mr. Nicholls is associated 
with the J. C. Penney Company there. 
HERBERT P. SARETT, Ph.D., is chief of 
the nutritional research division of Mead 
Johnson Research Laboratories. He and 
Mrs. Sarett and their son, David Charles, 
born July 25, 1951, live at 740— A South 
Norman Avenue, Evansville, Ind. 

'43 - 

President: Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent: Sid L. Gulledge, Jr. 
ALD L.), R.N. B.S.N., her husband, and 
their children, Donna Wright, 5, and Barry 
Lindley, 3, live at 617 Payette Pike, Mont- 
gomery, W. Va. Mr. Phillips is head foot- 
ball coach at West Virginia Tech. 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent : H. Watson Stewart 
DAY (MRS. E. D.), R. N., B.S.N., is sta- 
tioned at the United States Naval Hospital 
in Oakland, Calif. 

KARL C. JONAS, M.D. '44, a Temple Uni- 
versity Hospital surgeon, is not only con- 
sidered one of the leading young surgeons 
in the Philadelphia, Pa., area, but he is also 
one of the best gunmen in the vicinity. At 
a recent 50 16-yard feature at the Delaware 
River Gun Club at Eddington, Karl shot a 


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perfect score, thereby winning high guest 

RICHARD G. LONG and Mrs. Long, have 
announced the birth of a daughter, Mar- 
garet Gwynn, on February 27. They live 
in Roxboro, where Dick is Mayor. 
POOLE MORRIS make their home at 5836 
5th Avenue, Apartment #2, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
John received the M.D. degree from the 
University of Vermont in 1948 and is now 
a resident in urology at Presbyterian Hos- 
pital, University of Pittsburgh Medical 

WINSTON A. PORTER, Box 765, Arm- 
strong Lane, East Liverpool, Ohio, writes 
that this has been a busy spring for him. 
The major events taking place were the ar- 
rival of his son, Winston, Jr., on March 20; 
his elevation to the office of vice-president 
of the Globe Brick Company, producers of 
ladle brick for steel mills; and the building 
of a new home into which he and his family 
moved recently. He and Mrs. Porter also 
have a daughter, Candace, who is 4. 
WHITE was recalled to duty in the Marine 
Corps last year and has been serving in 
Korea. Prior to his induction, he completed 
work for the Master's degree in animal hus- 
bandry at the University of Maryland, at 
the same time working full-time as an ani- 
mal fiber technologist for the Bureau of 
Animal Industry at the Beetsville, Md., part 
of the Department of Agriculture. MRS. 
is living at 1825 P Street, S.E., Apartment 
F-12, Washington 20, D. C, with their young 
son, Francis, Jr. She is secretary of the 
Music Division of the Library of Congress. 


President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 

Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 
'45, M.D. '49, and Dr. Winston Earle Coch- 
ran, have announced the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Edith Ann, on February 23. Dr. Coch- 
ran, an alumnus of the University of Ver- 
mont, is in the Pediatric Service at the 
Tokyo Army Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Gloria 
who is living at 219 Ridgewood Avenue, 
Charlotte 7, N. C, has temporarily inter- 
rupted her pediatric residency training. 

WESLEY S. DAVIS of 3151 Brookwood 
Street, Harrisburg, Pa., is associated with 
Davis Bottling Company, manufacturers and 
sellers of Canada Dry and Sun Ripe. He 
and Mrs. Davis have a son, Wesley, 4, and 
a daughter, Susan, 2. 

DON S.) and her husband have two chil- 
dren, Lynn Alice and Dwight Richard who 
was born last June. Their pictures are on 
the Sons and Daughters page of this issue. 
The Packers live at 5410 E. Third, Wichita 
8, Kansas, while Mr. Packer is a drilling 
contractor, for oil wells, in Great Bend, 

B.S.M.E., who has been working with the 

Bureau of Yards and Docks for the United 
States Navy, is attending R.I. P. in Troy, 
N. Y., for graduate study. 
BERNARD A. WANSKER is a senior in 
the Duke School of Medicine. He and MRS. 
live at 2509 Glendale Avenue, Durham. 
Frances is a research technician in the De- 
partment of Anatomy at Duke Hospital. 
'47, and Mrs. Wechsler, of Main Apartments, 
Greystone, Lawrence Avenue, Newport, R. I., 
have announced the birth of a daughter, 
Lynn Barth, on March 11. 



Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: B. G. Munro 

Class Agent : Robert E: Cowin 
RAYMOND P. CARSON, '46, B.D. '49, is 
minister of the Methodist Church in Wa- 
verly, Va. He and MRS. CARSON (RUTH 
SULLIVAN), A.M. '51, and their year-old 
daughter, Mary Jo, live at the Methodist 
parsonage in Waverly. 

JOHN G.) and her husband make their home 
at 3797 Decarie Boulevard, Apartment 23, 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 
FRANK D.), her husband, and their son, 
Walter Church Koran, born September 14, 
1951, are living at 167 Argyle, Youngstown, 

The address of JOHN PHILIP McCOY, '46, 
'48, is Box 112 in Brevard, N. O, where 
John is an attorney with Fisher and McCoy. 
JERRY D. MURRAY, '46, B.D. '49, is min- 
ister of Ebenezer Methodist Church, Bel- 
mont, N. C. He and MRS. MURRAY 
B.S.N. '49, live on Route 1, Belmont, N. C. 
They have a year-old daughter, Mary Eliza- 

STANLEY H. PACK is assistant manager 
of the Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Com- 
pany of Jefferson City, Mo. He and Mrs. 
Pack and their young son, Steve, whose pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters page this 
month, live at 724 Houchin St. in Jefferson 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: Grady B. Stott 

Class Agent: Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
engineer for Krey and Hunt, Consulting 
Engineers. He lives at 3901 Avenue K, 
Brooklyn 10, N. Y. 

(MRS. JAMES P.), Mr. Fairfield, and their 
year-old daughter, Catherine Elizabeth, re- 
side at 2907 East 37th Street, Indianapolis 
18, Ind. 

CHARLES FARBER and Mrs. Farber live 
at 2021 Queens Road West, Charlotte, N. C. 
They have one son, Lawrence Dennis, whose 
first birthday will be May 18. Charles is 

of continuous service to Duke 
University Faculty, Adminis- 
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I've said it myself and you've probably 
said it, too: "Gee, I wish I had a rich 

I had one for years and never even knew 
it. That is, I knew I had an uncle, all 
right, but — well, let me tell you what 

My father's brother — Uncle Fred — ■ 
was just a natural -born wanderer. He 
went to sea right after he got out of 
school and traveled around the world for 
years as an engineer on tankers and 
freighters and ships of all kinds. 

When I was a kid he used to stop at the 
house for a couple of days, sometimes for 
a couple of weeks. He used to bring me 
little souvenirs of his travels — Indian cu- 
rios from Central America, a drum from 
Africa, coins and toys from Iceland and 
India, Portugal and Peru. He'd tell me 
about his adventures at sea, and we got 
along swell. 

Sometimes as he was leaving, Dad or 
Mother would urge him to "drop anchor" 
in our town, but he'd always smile and 
say maybe someday he would. 

Weeks or months later we'd get a card 
from him from Liverpool or Marseilles or 
Honolulu. He always said the same thing 
on his cards. "Arrived safely. This is an 
interesting port." 

A couple of months ago Uncle Fred 
died suddenly on an inbound freighter 
just outside of San Francisco. Dad got 
busy at once making all the necessary ar- 
rangements and assuming the expenses. 

It was then that Mr. Ashley, a New 
York Life agent and a good friend of 
Dad's for many years, came over and told 
us what Uncle Fred had done. 

It seems that back in the days when 
Uncle Fred used to visit us so often, he 
made up his mind to do something nice 
for me as a way of repaying Dad and 
Mom for the kindness they'd shown him 
over the years. 

Uncle Fred had met Mr. Ashley over at 
our house and asked his advice. Between 
them they had worked out a plan. 

As Mr. Ashley himself said to Dad, 
"The most sensible thing for him was life 
insurance. It would build up a fund tor 
his own old age, so he would never be a 
burden to you. If he died, it would help to 
repay you for all you had done tor him." 

Mr. Ashley took some papers from his 
briefcase and gave them to Dad to sign. 
Dad looked at the top one, swallowed 
kind of hard and said, "Are you sure Fred 
carried this much life insurance?" 

"Quite sure," Mr. Ashley said. "And 
your brother asked me — in case I ever 
had to get in touch with you about this — 
to give you two messages. First, that he 
hoped you would apply part ot the money 
you will receive toward his nephew's edu- 
cation. And second, that he arrived safely 
in an interesting port ..." 

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Few occupations offer a man so much in 
the way of personal reward as life under- 
writing. Many New York Life agents are 
building very substantial futures for them- 
selves by helping others plan ahead for 
theirs. If you would like to know more 
about a life insurance career, talk it over 
with the New York Life manager in your 
community — or write to the Home Office 
at the address above. 

Naturally, names used in this story are fictitious. 

associated with the Consolidated Booting 

ILAH FLEMING, E.N., B.S.N., is working 
as a nurse, a missionary and a linguist for 
the Mission Board and Wyeliffe Bible Trans- 
lators. Her address is El Instituto Linguis- 
tieo de Verana, Apartado 2975, Mexico, 
D. F. 

BOBEBT B. GABDNEB, '47, LL.B. '50, is 
a lieutenant in the United States Navy, 
serving at the present time in Korea. Be- 
fore his recall to duty, he was employed by 
the City of Durham. Mrs. Gardner and 
their year-old son, Carl Linwood, are living 
on Boute 5, Box 78, while Bob is overseas. 
HIPP have two children, Charles, Jr., age 
5, and Delia Joyce, age 3. Their picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters page of this 
issue. The Hipps live at 1200 Coddington 
Place in Charlotte, N. C, where Charlie is 
an engineer for the Tompkins-Johnson Co. 
Little Carolyn Elsie Kaernmerer whose pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters page, is 
the daughter of NANCY LINKINS KAEM- 
MEEEB and her husband, Eobert B. Kaern- 
merer. They live at 202 Euclid Dr., Fayette- 
ville, N. Y. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 
President: Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent: Jack H. Quaritius 
FBANK A. CHAPMAN, B.S.M.E. '50, of 
110 Culver Street, Chattanooga, Tenn., have 
a year-old son, Douglas Abbott. Frank is 
working with the Chattanooga DuPont Ny- 
lon Plant. 

Buyck-Coward Company, Hartsville, S. C. 
NINGS), B.N., B.S.N., have a two-year-old 
son, Wilson Newell, Jr. 

VINCENT D'ALBOEA, JE., live at 108 
Beverly Boad, in Cocoa, Fla., where John 
is a citrus grower. They have two children, 
John V., Ill, and Noretta Marie. 
W. CASPEE HOLEOYD, JE,, is production 
planning supervisor for the Wake Finishing 
Plant of Burlington Mills Corporation, Wake 
Forest, N. C. He and BETTY WILLIAMS " 
HOLEOYD, '49, and their daughter, Ann 
Shaw, live at 2416 Greenway Terrace, Ba- 
leigh, N. C. 

SETH M. VINING, JE., is associated with 
his father in editing the Tryon Daily Bul- 
letin, the "world's smallest newspaper." He 
and Mrs. Vining have one son, Seth Alfred 
Vining, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters page of this issue. 



The address of JOSEPH MAESH DAN- 
'52, is Box 211, Parkton, N. C. They have 
a daughter, Marylen Marsh, born March 25, 
1951. Joe is a science instructor at Bed 
Springs High School, and a physics instruc- 
tor at Flora Macdonald College. 



Procter & Gamble has several openings for young college men of promise and 
ability in its Advertising Department in the Cincinnati Executive Offices. 
While the openings discussed below are all within the framework of Adver- 
tising and Sales Promotion, the nature of the work is Business Administration 
rather than "handling advertising" as most people understand it. For this 
reason, we are not looking for advertising "specialists" but rather for men 
with good general business administrative ability. The preferred age is 21 
to 25. 

Brand Management — The marketing problems of each of our brands are 
handled by a staff of marketing men. Men employed 
for this work are trained to accept the responsibility for the effectiveness of 
the over-all Advertising and Promotion effort on an important nationally ad- 
vertised brand. These positions involve work with the Company's Manufac- 
turing Division on product developments, with the Sales Department on the 
development of promotions and with the Advertising Agencv on all phases 
of consumer planning for the brand. 

Copy Supervisor — Copy Supervisors work with the Advertising Agencies 
and the men in brand management to determine what 
copy appeals should be used in the advertising for a group of brands. These 
men are responsible for the over-all effectiveness of the advertising copy 
operations on certain brands, in radio, television, magazines and other media. 

Merchandising — Merchandising men develop store promotions involving 
groups of Company brands, select and develop pi'emium 
articles, manage the country-wide sampling and couponing operations, assist 
the Sales Department in the conduct of trade conventions, and operate eon- 
tests, mail-ins and other forms of promotion. 

Media — Media men guide the Company in the investment of advertising ap- 
propriations. Working with the advertising agencies, they develop 
over-all advertising plans using radio, television, magazines, newspapers, etc. 
They coordinate the Company's entire advertising program for all brands and 
represent Procter & Gamble in negotiations with publications, newspapers, 
networks, and individual radio and television stations. 


New men are assigned to the types of work outlined above according to the 
needs of the Department and the abilities and inclinations of the individual. 
The new man begins learning by actually handling a responsible job in the 
group he is assigned to — working alongside experienced people whose re- 
sponsibility it is to see that he is trained as quickly as possible. 

We believe that the best interests of the man as well as the Company are 
secured by his "getting to work" as quickly as possible in a job that will 
draw heavily upon his training and ability right from the start. These jobs 
develop' good all around businessmen capable of shouldering broad manage- 
ment responsibilities. There are many opportunities for advancement both 
within and outside of the Advertising Department. 


For these jobs, we search for men with good educational backgrounds, who 
have shown an interest in business and who we feel can develop to positions 
of real responsibility. A knowledge of advertising, either from college courses 
or business experience, is not necessary. Men chosen must have the ability 
to work closely with many types of people, since they are in constant contact 
with the advertising agencies, other sections of the Advertising Department, 
and other departments of the Company. They must have a high degree of 
imagination and aggressiveness and more than their share of sound judgment. 
We necessarily employ on a very selective basis for these positions. However, 
the right man, once he is employed, will receive good training and can look 
forward to very satisfactory progress with regard to job satisfaction and 
financial reward. 


If you feel that you qualify, write, giving full details on your background and ex- 
perience to W. K. Franz, Room 520, Procter & Gamble, Gwynne Bldg., Cincinnati 1, 


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is serving as an ensign in the United States 
Navy. A Korean veteran, he is now sta- 
tioned at Charleston, S. C. 
FRED HENRY KENT were united in mar- 
riage March 15 in the Duke University 
Chapel. Carolyn is an alumna of Spartan- 
burg Junior College, Furman University and 
the School of Medical Technology at Duke. 
She is now employed by the Duke Chemis- 
try Department, while Alfred is a student 
in the Duke Medical School. They are mak- 
ing their home at the University Apart- 
ments, Durham. 

GEORGE W. LYON, B.S.E.E., is a carpet 
salesman for George T. Wood and Sons, 
Wholesalers. His address is 602 West Lex- 
ington Avenue, High Point, N. C. The 
Lyons have one son, George, Jr. 
W. JAMES MILLER has recently been 
named assistant director of dining halls at 
the University of Virginia. Prior to his 
new appointment he served as assistant man- 
ager of the Duke dining halls and directed 
the Men's Student Government catering serv- 
ice. He has also attended the Graduate 
School of Restaurant Administration at the 
University of Chicago and the School of 
Hotel Administration at Cornell University. 
MRS. MILLER is the former JACQUE- 


President: Jane Suggs Nelson (Mrs. F. J.) 

Class Agent : Robert L. Hazel 
stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, his 
mailing address being P. O. Box 251, Ed- 
wards, Calif. On February 2 he was mar- 
ried to Miss Ann Gilpin, a native of Tupelo, 
Miss., and an alumna of Ole Miss. 
been admitted to the Delaware County, Pa., 
Bar Association. A native and resident of 
Phoenixville, Pa., he is also an alumnus of 
Haverford School and Williams College. He 
served his clerkship with the law office of 
MacCoy, Evans and Lewis of Philadelphia, 

JANE ESTELLE SUGGS and Lieutenant 
John Franklin Nelson, Jr., United States 
Marine Corps, were married February 9 at 
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Durham. 
For the past two years, Jane has taught 


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health and physical education at Needham 
Broughton High School in Raleigh, N. C. 
Lieut. Nelson, an alumnus of East Carolina 
College, taught sciences at Needham Brough- 
ton before entering the service. The couple 
is making their home at 2896 Lerry Boad, 
Laguna Beach, Calif., while Lieut. Nelson 
is stationed at Camp Pendleton. 


Presidents : Woman's College, Connie 
Woodward; Trinity College, N. Thomp- 
son Powers; College of Engineering, 
David C. Dellinger 
Class Agent : James E. Briggs 
ROBERT S. AMES is teaching at Andrew 
Lewis High School, Salem, Va. On De- 
cember 22, he was married to Miss Helen 
Jones of Waynesboro, Va., and they are 
making their home at 334 Boulevard, in 

hart Schott Suppiger, Jr., who were married 
March 7 at Ladue Chapel, St. Louis, Mo., 
are living at 9 Commodore Drive, Belleville, 

Miss June Marcia Neild and JOHN WIL- 
LIAM CLOWAR were married February 23 
in Gloucester, N. J. John is serving in the 
United States Navy. 

BERT PRASER are living at 1523 Wood- 
line Drive, Columbia, S. C. John is em- 
ployed by the DuPont Corporation in Cam- 
den, S. C. 

(MRS. CARL R.), A.M., is a caseworker for 
the Cook County Welfare Department in 
Chicago, 111. Her address is 725 Washing- 
ton, Evanstou, 111. 

JAMES, B.S.M.E., have moved from Charles- 
ton, W. Va., to 170A South 79th Street, Mil- 
waukee 14, Wise. They have announced the 
birth of a child on March 4. 
ing consular work witli the American Em- 
bassy at Pusan, Korea. 

MARY LYTLE STORMONT is a teller in 
the savings department of the Continental 
Illinois National Bank and Trust Company, 
Chicago, 111. She makes her home with her 
parents at 1426 Himnan Avenue, Evanston, 


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(ANNE BOLICH) of St. Louis, Mo., have 
announced the birth of a daughter, Sharron 
Pendleton, on February 8. Little Sharron's 
grandfather is WILLIAM BRYAN BO- 
LICH, '17, professor of law at Duke. 
The Duke Memorial Methodist Church was 
the scene of the wedding of RUTH ANN 
FISHER and Dr. Alexander H. Veazey, Jr., 
on March 15. The bride's father, REV. 
EDGAR B. FISHER, '24, pastor of the 
Church, performed the ceremony. Dr. Vea- 
zey, an alumnus of the University of North 
Carolina and the University of Pennsylvania 
Medical School, is stationed with the TJ. S. 
Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., where 
they are residing. 


Dr. Katharine Gilbert 
Dies After Illness 

Dr. Katharine Everett Gilbert, profes- 
sor of philosophy and chairman of the 
Department of Aesthetics, Art and Music 
at Duke, died at her home in Durham on 
April 28, after a lingering illness. 

A distinguished and beloved member of 
the Duke faculty for 21 years, Dr. Gilbert 
was 65 years old. She was considered 
one of the country's leading woman schol- 
ars, and last May was awarded a Ful- 
bright Scholarship for a year's study in 
Italy. She is the oldest scholar to receive 
a Fulbright award. A ranking authority 
in the field of aesthetics, she was an out- 
standing leader in the development of art 
and aesthetics in North Carolina, and be- 
came the first chairman of the Duke De- 
partment of Aesthetics, Art and Music 
when it was organized in 1941. 

Shortly before her death, an editorial 
appeared about Dr. Gilbert in the Duke 
Chronicle, describing her as the kind of 
a teacher that gives college its "real mean- 
ing." "She offers a personality, a living 
and inspiring embodiment of a fruitful 
and rich existence," the article said. 

Having received the A.B. and M.A. de- 
grees from Brown University in 1908 and 
1910 and the Ph.D. at Cornell in 1912, 
Dr. Gilbert, a native of Newport, R.I., 
was also awarded the honorary doctorate 
of letters by Brown in 1942. Before com- 
ing to Duke in 1930, she was an assistant 
in philosophy to Dean Alexander Meikle- 
john and Professor Walter G. Everett at 
Brown University for a year, and was a 
Scholar and Fellow in the Sage School of 

Dr. Katharine Gilbert 

Philosophy at Cornell for two years. She 
was also an assistant to Professor James 
E. Creighton, editor of the Philosophical 
Review, in 1918-20. In 1928-29 she was 
a Kenan Research Fellow in philosophy 
at the University of North Carolina. 

Dr. Gilbert was best known for her His- 
tory of Esthetics, written in collaboration 
with Professor Helmust Kuhn of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina in 1939. A re- 
vised edition is to be published this fall. 
The book is widely used as a reference 
work, having been translated into Spanish 
for use in South American countries. A 
collection of her scholarly essays. Aes- 
thetic Studies — Architecture and Poetry, 
will be published by the Duke Press on 
May 1. She is also the author of Maurice 
Blondel's Philosophy of Action and Stud- 
ies in Recent Aesthetics. 

In 1945, she was elected president of 
the American Philosophical Association, 
an honor conferred on only two other 
women since the organization of the asso- 
ciation. She served as vice-president from 
1941-5 and was a member of their Com- 
mittee on Publications. Dr. Gilbert was 
a past president and vice-president of the 
American Society for Aesthetics, and was 
a member of the International Spinoza 
Society and Phi Beta Kappa. She for- 
merly served on the national committee 
on Membership and Maintaining Stand- 
ards of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women. 

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Allan 
H. Gilbert, professor of English at Duke, 

and her two sons, Dr. Everett Eddy Gil- 
bert of New York and Creighton Eddy 
Gilbert of the University of Louisville, 


Clarence Reese Scroggs, '09, who re- 
tired after 30 years on the staff of the 
Asheville Times only a few months ago, 
was found dead at his home on April 2. 
Death was attributed to heart and bron- 
chial ailments. 

After 14 years with the Winston-Salem 
Sentinel and the Winston-Salem Journal, 
Mr. Scroggs joined the Asheville Times 
in 1921. Except for a brief period with 
the now r defunct Atlanta Georgian, he 
spent the rest of his life on the Times, 
where he held the positions of telegraph 
editor, Sunday editor, and feature and 
states news editor. 

A native of Shelby, N. C, Mr. Scroggs 
was an enthusiastic philatelist almost his 
entire life, and he possessed a notable col- 
lection of stamps. 


Eva Hughes Branch, '06, A.M. '07, died 
of a cerebral hemorrhage at her home in 
Richmond, Va., on March 31. Funeral 
services were held at the Sullivan-Brown 
Funeral Home in Richmond. 

Miss Branch retired in 1949 after 42 
years as a teacher at John Marshall High 
School in Richmond. From 1930 to 1949 
she served as head of the English Depart- 
ment there. 

Survivors include five sisters, Rosa 
Branch, '12, Myrtle Branch, Alice Branch, 
Mrs. Margaret Tiller, Mrs. Mary Hepler, 
and two brothers, David and Bryan 


John B. Carroll, '14, district manager 
for American Theatres Corporation, died 
this spring at his home at 9 Wesley Street, 
Newton, Mass. 

A native of Asheville, N. C, Mr. Car- 
roll entered the theatre business with S. 
A. Lynch Enterprises in his home city in 
1919, and had been associated with the 
motion picture industry since that time. 
From Asheville he moved to Tampa, Fla., 
and then to New England in 1933. He 
formerly managed the Capitol Theatre, 
Allston, Mass., the Paramount Theatre, 
Boston, Mass., was managing director of 
the Metropolitan Theatre, Boston, and 
was district manager for M and P Thea- 
tres, Portland, Me. 

Survivors include his widow, his mother, 
Mrs. John Carroll of Asheville, and his 
daughter, Mrs. John Thacker, Houston, 


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Commencement Ends — Summer Begins 135 

Summer Session Paragraphs 136 

Alumni in Service 137 

The Commencement Address 138 

The Baccalaureate Sermon 139 

General Alumni Association 140 

The National Council Meets 141 

Reports from Reunion Classes 142 

Fourth Annual Alumni Golf Tourney 147 

From the Faculty 148 

Books 149 

Baseball — Championship Lost 150 

Glee Club Reunion 151 

Sons and Daughters 152 

News of the Alumni 153 

Local Association News 160 

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Occupying the rostrum during graduation exercises in 
the Indoor Stadium was an impressive line-up of Univer- 
sity officialdom. Those listening to the address by Dr. 
Grayson Kirk (standing) are, left to right, Colonel Byron 
R. Switzer, A.R.O.T.C. commandant; J. Foster Barnes, 
Dean W. C. Davison of the Medical School, Dean James 
Cannon of the Divinity School, Dean Florence Wilson of 
the Nursing School, Dean Florence Brinkley of the Wom- 
an's College, Senator Willis Smith, chairman of the Board 
of Trustees; The Hon. Hoyt Patrick Taylor, lieutenant 
governor of North Carolina : President Edens, University 
Marshal Brewster Snow, Vice-Chancellor William H. 
Wannamaker. Dr. Frank S. Hickman, preacher to the 
University; Vice-President Paul Magnus Gross, Vice- 
President Herbert J. Herring, Dean William H. Hall of 
the College of Engineering, Dean C. F. Korstian of the 
Forestry School, Dean J. A. McClain, Jr., of the Law 
School, Colonel William E. Wilkinson, U.S.A.F., and Cap- 
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he 1952 Commencement had a number of innovations 
which proved to be quite pleasing to the alumni. The 
Men's Glee Club had its first reunion and on Friday 
night gave a dinner in honor of ' ' Bishop ' ' Barnes at 
which the members expressed their appreciation not only 
for what Mr. and Mrs. Barnes had contributed to the Glee 
Club but the entire University community. Our hats are 
off to all those who had a part in this program. 

The Silver Anniversary Concert on Saturday night 
packed Page Auditorium and if you were not on hand 
to enjoy it, you really missed a treat. 

1952 marked the 50th anniversary of the Men's Glee 
Club as well as the 25th anniversary of service by 
"Bishop." The Men's Glee Club was organized in 1902 
through the efforts of the late Leslie P. Howard, '03, 
W. P. Budd, '04, and Zalph Rochelle, '06. 

The quartet from the Class of 1921, composed of Rob- 
ert A. Parham, Montreal, Canada; Woodley C. Merritt, 
Honolulu, Hawaii; Dr. Leon M. Draper, Corpus Christi, 
Texas ; and Dr. R. Kirby Farrington, Thomasville ; gath- 
ered from the four corners of the earth to add their voices 
to the musical reunion. 

It is hoped that this reunion will spark other campus 
organizations to have similar occasions. 

Reunion class dinners were buffet style this year, and 
they added much to the informality of the occasion. 

A he demands by alumni and members of the University 
family for rooms on the campus taxed the facilities of 
the Rooming Office and the Alumni Office staff to take care 
of them. Because the folks enjoy being on the campus 
so much, it seems we shall have to work out some plan 
to increase the number of rooms available if this is pos- 
sible. Of course, there are only so many dormitory rooms 
that can be made available. 

May we suggest that, if you plan to come back to the 
campus next Commencement, as soon as you get your first 
letter from your reunion chairman, you make your room 
reservations. Don't put it off until you have received 
the second and third notices. 


-lumni of the 65th Hospital Unit, under the direction 
of Dr. E. L. Persons of the Duke Hospital, are making 
plans for a reunion, possibly in the fall of this year. This 
is just to alert you — be ready when you receive further 

The Medical School alumni are making plans for their 
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June, 1942 

Now that Lou Fracher has graduated, 
Chronicle subscribers will no longer be 
reading The Hat's Off. 

Some recent juke box favorites have 
been Dinah Shore's Jim, Glenn Miller's 
Dear Arabella and I'm Thrilled, Sonny 
Dunham's Nickel Serenade, and Tommy 
Dorsey's Pale Moon. 

Bishop Adna W. Leonard of Wash- 
ington, D. C, delivered the commence- 
ment address. 

Operating on a war-emergency-in- 
spired "accelerated'' schedule, the engi- 
neers graduated three weeks before the 
rest of the students. 

Dr. Flowers celebrated 51 years of 
work with the University at commence- 
ment this year. 

June, 1927 

The Reverend Dr. Timothy T. Lew, 
dean of the Theological Department of 
Peking University, China, delivered the 
commencement sermon, and Dr. Elbert 
Russell, Duke professor of Biblical In- 
terpretation, gave the Baccalaureate 
Sermon. The commencement address 
was given by the Honorable Martin 
W. Littleton of New York. 

Students and faculty are still mourn- 
ing the death of "Pompey Ducklegs," 
Dean Mordecai's personality-plus 
deutschound, who was accidentally 
killed by a passing motorist. 

Ronald Coleman and Vilma Banky, 
in the movie "The Winning of Bar- 
bara Worth" at the Paris were quite 
a success. 

June, 1902 

The Baccalaureate address was de- 
livered by Dr. John F. Crowe.ll, and 
the Baccalaureate sermon to seniors 
was preached by Dr. J. M. Buckley 
of New York. Dr. Henry Van Dyke 
of Princeton University gave the lit- 
erary address. 

Dr. Few is convalescing from a seri- 
ous eye condition. 

A Chicago Writing Machine (type- 
writer) can be purchased for $35.00. 

Women's fine Dongola Kid shoes are 
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Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

June 19, 1952 
Mildred Clusman Phillips (Mrs. Hugo 

R.), '42 
3606 Hamilton Avenue 
Baltimore 14, Maryland 

I still haven't recovered from my week- 
end — and believe me, it was not a lost 
week-end. It was wonderful! I had a 
perfectly marvelous time from the mo- 
ment I landed on West Campus and Don 
Somerville raised a sleepy head out of 
the window and managed a cheery "Good 
morning, Millie" to the end when I had 
dinner with the Chessons and Singletarys 
at the Chessons' lovely new home. I espe- 
cially enjoyed the Glee Club Concert and 
the singing with "Bishop" and the choir 
at Baccalaureate Sunday morning. Of 
course the party at Brames' was "out of 
this world" — and truthfully I felt more 
like a 20-year-old coed than a 30-year- 
old matron the whole time I was there. 

Just to show you how appreciative I 
am, I am enclosing what I owe you on 
the Duke Development Campaign. 

Thanks again for everything. I had 

such a wonderful time. 

June 17, 1952 
Katherine Terrell Emerson (Mrs. Ever- 
ett H.), '48, A.M. '49 
3350 Lake Street, Apt. F-l 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Everett (A.M. '49) and I have moved 
from Christchurch School to Baton Rouge, 
where Everett is resuming work on his 
Ph.D. and is a teaching assistant in the 
English Department of Louisiana State 
University. I am secretary to the asso- 
ciate director of the L.S.U. library. 

We expect to be here two years while 
Everett is a student, which is fine be- 
cause we like Baton Rouge and the Uni- 
versity very much. I am happy to note 
that Duke has as much prestige in this 
part of the world as it deserves, in spite 
of the fact that I don't think many peo- 
ple from Louisiana get as far away from 
home as Duke. And the respect, you'll be 
happy to know, is not for the football 
team alone but primarily for Duke's high 
standards in research and scholarship. 

No Alumni Register in July and August 

Your next copy of the Alumni Reg- 
ister will arrive on or about Septem- 
ber 1, 1952. Beginning this summer, 
the July and August issues will be 

The new publication schedule, as 
approved by the Committee on Pub- 
lication of the National Council, is in 
line with policies at most of -the na- 
tion's colleges and universities. For 
many years Duke has been one of the 
very few schools publishing its alumni 
magazine each month during the year. 
Most confine their publishing activities 
to the nine months of the academic 

By dropping two issues it will be 
possible to devote more time and 
money to the remaining ten, thus 
allowing for an enlarged and improved 
magazine. This was the primary con- 

sideration when the change was decided 

It is the hope of the Register staff, 
and of all members of the Department 
of Alumni Affairs, that the new Reg- 
ister will bring its readers more 
information about Duke and more 
reading pleasure. And please remem- 
ber that the "Letters" columns will 
remain open to those alumni and 
friends who wish to make comments 
or suggestions. 

The Alumni News Letter will con- 
tinue to go to alumni who do not sub- 
scribe to the Register. A special 
summer edition of the Newsletter will 
go to all alumni in July. 

Looking forward to reaching you 
again next fall, and yours for a pleas- 
ant summer. 

The Editor. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Honorary degree recipients at Duke's 
100th Commencement, shown here 
with President Edens, were, left to 
right, Dr. Harold W. Tribble, presi- 
dent of Wake Forest College ; Dr. 
Edgar W. Knight, head of the de- 
partment of education of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina ; Dr. Edens ; 
Bishop Paul Neff Garber of Rich- 
mond, Va. ; and James A. Gray, 
chairman of the board of directors, 
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Commencement Ends — Summer Activities Begin 

Hundreds of Alumni Return for Reunions and Graduation Exercises 

The furor of Commencement came to 
an almost abrupt cessation Monday night, 
June 2, when the last of the 1952 grad- 
uates packed and departed. A brief lull 
ensued before the Summer Session swung 
into high gear with registration on June 

Most of this issue of the Register is 
devoted to a report on Commencement 
activities, with emphasis on those events 
which should be of greatest interest to 
alumni readers. These, of course, are 
the meetings of the National Council, the 
General Alumni Association, and class 

In retrospect, and judging by cor- 
respondence received from happy alumni 
lately, the 1952 Commencement was a 
successful occasion for Duke's former stu- 
dents, as well as for the current crop of 
seniors who worried, worked, and swel- 
tered to degrees. 

There were two brand new, recently 
completed buildings for alumni to ex- 
amine and the rising stone shell of an- 
other for them to peer at over a construc- 
tion fence. There were old faculty and 
administration friends to revisit and new 
staff members to meet for the first time. 
There were old classmates to greet, too, 
and the formula for a pleasant occasion 
was complete. 

Over 20,000 Degrees 

This was the Cniversity's 100th Com- 
mencement, through years extending; back 
to 1853 through Normal College, Trinity 
College, and Duke University. 

At the first Commencement two de- 
grees were granted. At the most recent 

one there were over 1,000. Up to this year, 
a survey shows, the University has granted 
20,187 degrees to 18,476 students over 
the 99-year period. 

Duke has shown a great increase in 
size since 1853, as have most of the na- 
tion's colleges and universities. But more 
than that, it has shown a remarkable 
progress under what were at times seri- 
ously adverse circumstances. This prog- 
ress may be expected to continue as Duke 
contributes, through its own development, 
to the development of the region and na- 
tion which it serves. 

It has been emphasized by President 
Edens and others that the future of the 
University does not include plans for ex- 
pansion in size, but very definite and 
aggressive steps are being taken to in- 
crease the University's service poten- 

Toward Summer Occupations 

Those persons who attended Com- 
mencement in 1951 must have returned to 
the University in 1952 with some mis- 
apprehension. The weather that year was 
exceedingly hot, and during such occa- 
sions as the General Alumni Banquet, it 
was difficult to maintain any semblance of 

This year, however, there was a dull 
overcast through Friday and most of Sat- 
urday. Groups which had outdoor events 
scheduled gazed apprehensively at the 
sky, which threatened rain momentarily. 
But by Saturday afternoon the weather 
cleared beautifully, and the balance of 
the Commencement season was beneath 
clear skies. The clouds had the effect of 

keeping the weather cool until after most 
of the programs were finished. 

After graduation exercises the grad- 
uates were not the only ones to scatter 
with the wind. Members of the Univer- 
sity's faculties, who had not assumed 
Summer Session responsibilities on the 
campus, departed in accordance with cus- 
tom to many quarters of the globe. 

Most of them were intent upon pursu- 
ing personal research or professional 
projects. Some were taking up temporary 
teaching duties at other institutions, and 
a fortunate few — very few — were going 
to emulate some of their students by tak- 
ing a full three-month vacation. 

For most faculty members, however, 
the summer provides an opportunity to 
pursue professional interests which will 
enable them to increase their own knowl- 
edge, develop new knowledge for the 
harassment of succeeding generations of 
students, and increase their academic 

The campus itself experienced a brief 
respite before the undergraduates, grad- 
uates, teachers, and other Summer Session 
enrollees began to move into the dormi- 
tories. This year, as usual, most of the 
Summer Session is concentrated on ^Yest 
Campus, with East Campus virtually de- 
serted. The library on East Campus, 
however, as well as certain classrooms and 
laboratory facilities, are being utilized; 
and while traveling between the two cam- 
puses is virtually at a standstill, com- 
pared to the winter months, there are 
still a few travelers aboard at various 
hours of the dav and night. 

June, 1952 


Dean James Cannon, center, talks 
with Bishop Paul Neff Garber of 
Richmond, Va., left, and Bishop Cos- 
ten J. Harrell of Charlotte, N. C, 
right, during Christian Convocation. 

Christian Convocation Held 

Several hundred ministers from churches 
throughout the Southeast attended the 
1952 Christian Convocation at Duke from 
Tuesday, June 3rd, through Friday, June 
6th. The four-day event featured re- 
fresher courses addressed by internation- 
ally known religious leaders and special 
worship service which were open to the 

Highlight of the Convocation was the 
third annual series of James A. Gray 
Lectures. (The lecture series is endowed 
hy James A. Gray of Winston-Salem.) 
Dean Liston Pope of the Yale Divinity 
School spoke on the general topic, "The 
Ministry to the Community." Other 
talks given were "The Minister as a 
Community Leader," "Perils of the Par- 
ish," "The Ministerial Specialist," and 
"The Ministry of Social Reconciliation." 

Carillon recitals were presented by 
Anton Brees, and an alumni luncheon for 
ministers who had attended Duke Uni- 
versity or Trinity College was held in the 
West Campus Union. Dean Pope was 
the principal luncheon speaker with Dr. 
Walter C. Ball, President of the Divinity 
School Alumni Association, presiding. 

Dr. John Seldon Whale, noted minister 
of the Congregational Church of Great 
Britain, was the Convocation preacher, 
Convocation chairman was Dean James 
Cannon of the Divinity School. The 
Convocation was sponsored jointly by the 
Divinity School, and the Methodist Com- 

mission on Ministerial Training, the North 
Carolina Pastors' School, and the North 
Carolina Rural Church Institute. 

A. S. Sullivan Awards 

Two '52 graduates and a retiring fac- 
ulty member are the recipients of the 
first Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards 
ever presented at Duke. Dr. Hersey 
Spence, retiring Professor of Religious 
Education in the Divinity School, was 
cited for "his unselfish service and 
countless demonstrations of kindness and 
thoughtfulness' of others. . . ." Pamela 
Cherry of Durham and Richard J. 
Crowder of High Point were the gradu- 
ating students who received this honor. 

The Sullivan Awards are in memory of 
the founder and first president of the 
New York Southern Society. "Nothing- 
is considered except the possession of 
such characteristics of heart, mind and 
conduct as evidence a spirit of love for 
and helpfulness to other men and women," 
award spokesmen stated. 

Crowder Receives Student Award 

The Robert E. Lee Prize, highest stu- 
dent honor, was awarded to Richard 
Joseph Crowder, '52, of High Point, N. 
C, at Commencement exercises. A pre- 
ministerial student, Crowder was a mem- 
ber of the Red Friars, a member of the 
Judicial Board of the Men's Student 
Government, treasurer of the Student 
Government Association, a member of 
Omicron Delta Kappa, and an outstand- 
ing basketball star. 

The Robert E. Lee Award recognizes 
the senior who "in character and eon- 
duct, in scholarship and athletic achieve- 
ment, in manly virtues and capacity for 
leadership, has most nearly realized the 
standards of the ideal student." 

Crowder also was one of two students 
to receive the Algernon Sydney Sullivan 
Award, of which other mention is made 
in this issue. 

Spivey Wins Senhauser Prize 

Robert A. Spivey of Suffolk, Va., was 
recently awarded the William Senhauser 
Prize for the second consecutive year. 
The $50 award is given annually to the 
Trinity College or College of Engineering- 
sophomore or junior who has made the 
greatest contribution to Duke through 
leadership in intramural sports. Spivey 
i-i a rising senior in Trinity College, 
Editor of the 1952-53 "Chanticleer," and 
athletic representative for the senior 
class. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, 
Beta Omega Sigma, Glee Club, has served 
on the student publications board, and is 
on the Duke Dean's list in recognition of 
a high scholastic average. 

The Summer Program 
Has Varied Features 

The first six-weeks Summer Session 
term began June 11, with the first classes 
meeting on June 12. The first term ends 
July 19, with the second extending from 
July 22 through August 29. 

There are several outstanding or un- 
usual characteristics of this 1952 summer 
program, which is under the direction of 
Dr. Paul H. Clyde, professor of history 
and director of the Summer Session. 

Eleven college professors from North 
and South Carolina, Tennessee and Geor- 
gia are the first participants in a new 
"visiting scholar" program. 

These professors have been given 
grants-in-aid to come to Duke for either 
of the summer terms to study or conduct 
research at their discretion. 

"This new program is designed to offer 
college professors an opportunity to leave 
their own institutions for the summer and 
work in the atmosphere of the Univer- 
sity in any area (of scholarship) that 
they choose," Dr. Paul M. Gross, vice- 
president in the Education Division, 

They may use the libraries, laboratories, 
audit special courses, or pursue their pro- 
fessional interests in any way that they 
consider of most value. 

Nine visiting professors from through- 
out the nation complement the Duke 

Nurses' Honie Occupied 

On June 3rd students and faculty of 
the School of Nursing began moving 
into the new Elizabeth P. Hanes 
Nurses' Residence. The colonial brick 
structure, at fhe corner of Erwin Road 
and Hospital Drive, contains living 
quarters for 262 students and faculty 
as well as classrooms and offices. 
Recreational facilities include tele- 
vision, ballroom, two large reception 
rooms, terrace, sundeck, lounges and 
six small social parlors. In addition, 
a paneled library with indirect fight- 
ing provides a reference study for the 

Erected with Mrs. Hanes' gift and 
the assistance of a $360,000 Federal 
grant through the North Carolina Care 
Commission, the million-dollar building- 
will be dedicated at the start of the 
new academic year when Mrs. Hanes 
may be present. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Summer Session staff in teaching activ- 
ities this year. They are Dr. A. Owen 
Aldridge, professor of English at the 
University of Maryland; Roy P. Basler, 
executive secretary and editor-in-chief of 
the Abraham Lincoln Association of 
Springfield, 111.; Dr. Enrique Anderson- 
Imbert, associate professor of Spanish 
and Spanish-American literature at Mich- 
igan; Dr. Fletcher M. Green, professor 
of history at U. N. C; Milo C. Bell of 
the Department of Fisheries of Washing- 
ton State; Dr. James E. Hillman of the 
North Carolina State Department of Pub- 
lic Instruction; Dr. Jonathan C. Mc- 
Lendon, assistant professor of education 
at Alabama ; Dr. John G. Read, professor 
of science education at Boston Univer- 
sity; and Dr. Harold E. Richardson, 
director of audio-visual education of the 
public schools of Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

A number of other visitors will par- 
ticipate in various special institutes and 

Under a new program to provide aid for 
school teachers who desire to engage in 
advanced study programs, 20 scholarships 
were awarded to as many teachers from 
nine states. The recipients were selected 
from applications submitted by teachers 
from a total of 15 states. 

Primary purpose of the scholarships, 
according to Dr. Clyde, is to encourage 
teachers to continue or begin courses of 
study leading to advanced degrees and 
thus promote high standards in the teach- 
ing profession. A total of 40 such 
scholarships may be granted. 

The Conference on the Preparation of 
School Personnel, June 24-26, observes 
the centennial of teacher-training on a 
college level in North Carolina. One 
hundred years ago Normal College, fore- 
runner of both Trinity and Duke, was 
chartered by the State of North Carolina 
to grant degrees indicating the gradu- 
ate's proficiency to teach in the public 
schools. This was the first formal teacher- 
training program in the state. 

Some of the nation's outstanding edu- 
cators were included on the program for 
the three-day sessions. Courses of spe- 
cial interest to both teachers and school 
administrators were announced in advance 

Other summer conferences and insti- 
tutes include preachers, math teachers, 
science teachers, English teachers, water- 
works operators, nurses, linguists, and 

1 his year again courses will be made 
available to incoming freshmen and to 

upperclassmen to enable them to speed 
up the date of their graduation if they 
should so desire. Many undergraduates 
still feel it urgent to acquire their de- 
grees in the shortest possible time in 
order to avoid any chance of having 
their academic career interrupted by the 

A fair number of undergraduates, 
therefore, have remained on the campus 
for at least a six-weeks period, and an 
as yet unreleased number of entering 
freshmen have already moved into West 
Campus dormitories. 

Anton Brees, carillonneur to the Uni- 
versity and, during the winter, to the 
Bok Singing Tower, Lake Wales, Fla., 
is again on the campus for the summer 
and is offering regular concerts at 3 :30 
p.m. each Sunday and at 9 :00 p.m. each 
Thursday. In addition Mr. Brees has 
scheduled a number of special concerts 
during the summer months. 

This will be the popular musician's 
21st consecutive summer season at Duke. 
When the carillon was first played in 
June, 1932, it was Brees who sat at the 

At the recent Law Alumni Reunion 
were, left to right, Dean J. A. Me- 
Clain, Jr. ; Senator Willis Smith, '10, 
chairman of the Board of University 
Trustees; and Joseph 0. Tally, '40, 
LL.B. '42, Fayetteville, N. C, Law 
Alumni Association president. 

keyboard. More than 10,000 people 
swarmed over the campus to hear the 
music of the bells on that occasion. Since 
then countless thousands have sat or 
stood in pleasure in proximity to the 
Chapel, listening to the mellow and 
melodious tones ringing through the sky. 

Some Alumni in Armed Services 


First Lieutenant FRANCIS W. NEW- 
MAN, '49, of Leaksville, N. C, has been 
awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious 
service with the 3rd Infantry Division in 
Korea. A veteran of World War II, Lt. 
Newman re-entered the Army shortly after 
graduation and has been serving in Korea 
since October, 1951, as Liaison Officer 
in Headquarters Battery of the 58th Field 
Artillery Battalion. 

of New Rochelle, N. Y., is now serving 
with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. 
Elements of the division have recently 
been deployed from the east-central front 
to help guard Communist prisoners of 
war on Koje Island. Pvt. Bensinger is 
assigned to the Fire Direction Center. 

Major JOHN D. BANG, who received 
his commission from the Army Finance 
School at' Duke in 1942, was recently 
appointed Finance Officer of the 7th In- 
fantry Division in Korea. Major Bang's 
wife lives in Pasadena, Calif., and his 
parents reside in Joice, Iowa. 


Second Lieutenant ROSS OWENS 
BRIDEWELL, '49, of Donaldsonville, La., 

has been assigned to the 1300th Air Base 
Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, 
Idaho. Before being recalled to active 
duty, Lt. Bridewell was employed as a 
sanitarian with the Virginia State Health 
Department in Richmond, Va. His wife 
and son, George, are presently residing in 
Lanexa, Va. 


Commander A. RAY COOK, B.D. '35, 
of Elsinore, Calif., is now on his third 
tour of Korean combat duty with the air- 
craft carrier Valley Forge. Methodist 
Chaplain Cook has been serving with the 
Navy for eleven years and has a "routine 
assignment" of flying from one ship to 
another in Task Force 77, holding as 
many services as time will allow. His 
flock aboard the Valley Forge numbers 
3,000 sailors, navy pilots and Marines. 
Favorite devotional service of the officers 
and men is the nightly prayer for all 
hands, broadcast by the Chaplain over the 
main intercommunication system of the 
giant carrier. 

Chaplain Cook has received a com- 
mendation from Vice Admiral A. D. 
Struble, Commander, 7th Fleet, for his 
meritorious service during operations 
against the enemy. 

June, 1952 


The Commencement Address 

Excerpts from Speech by Dr. Grayson Kirk 

Grayson Kirk 

[Partial text of address delivered by 
Dr. Grayson Kirk, Vice-President and 
Provost of Columbia University, at the 
Commencement Exercises of Duke Uni- 
versity in Durham, North Carolina, June 
2. 1952.] 

Those of you who today leave this 
beautiful campus and open a new chapter 
in your lives have had, during your time 
here, an unforgettable experience, one 
which will be with you through all the 
bright and bitter years which lie ahead. 
Whatever your evaluation of your student 
life may be, you will never be the same 
as you would have been if you had been 
deprived of this opportunity. Your lives 
have been permanently enriched, not only 
because of the shared associations which 
will make you, henceforth, a life-long 
member of a fine fellowship, but also be- 
cause, whether you realize it or not, your 
horizons have permanently and immeas- 
urably widened. 

I hope that you will have learned 
enough here to so sharpen your curiosity 
that you will continue to be students in 
the best sense of the term for the re- 
mainder of your lives. 

Society has provided you with this 
opportunity for other reasons than the 
enrichment and enlargement of your lives. 
It is no mere happenstance that here in 
the United States we have done more 
than in almost any other country in the 
world to make available to our people all 
the educational facilities which the indi- 
vidual is capable of utilizing. This mas- 
sive effort, exemplified by the hundreds 
and hundreds of colleges and universities 
spread across our land, and representing 

an investment of countless millions of 
dollars, has been made for something 
more than the mere enrichment of indi- 
vidual lives. It has been made because 
it is an inherent and a necessary in- 
gredient in what we loosely call "the 
American wav of life." 

The theory upon which all this is based 
is essentially simple. It assumes that in 
a truly democratic society, policy decisions 
are not made merely with the consent of 
the governed, but that they are to be 
made with the participation of the gov- 

In other words, what I am saying is 
that our people have undertaken an ex- 
periment which is virtually unique in a 
great and populous state. It is an experi- 
ment to see whether a hundred and fifty 
million people can successfully operate 
a truly democratic society under modern 
conditions. Our fathers recognized from 
the beginning that the one condition of 
success for this experiment would be a 
well-educated public. 

s- * * &• 

In the life-span of a single generation, 
the very foundations of our world have 
been profoundly and dramatically altered. 
From the comfortable and protected iso- 
lation of forty years ago, we have sud- 
denly and unwittingly been thrown into 
a position of international leadership the 
like of which no people have had to cope 
with before. And this leadership has 
been thrust upon us at a time when free 
peoples everywhere have been confronted 
with the unprecedented security threat of 
rampant Soviet imperialism, when the old 
colonial systems of the world are break- 
ing up into a congeries of weak and 
fiercely independent states, when the for- 
mer great powers are exhausted by the 
after-effects of a succession of wars, and 
when all our societies are to some extent 
rent internally by the struggle to adjust 
domestic governmental policies to meet 
the changing conditions of an increasingly 
industrialized life. The burden upon the 
American people is almost staggering in 
its magnitude and its complexity. 

Certain necessities and requirements 
stand out like a lone tree on a desert 
landscape. One of these is the need to 
guard against over-simplification of our 
problems. All of us, no matter the num- 
ber of our college degrees, like to have 
our problems made simple. We are happy 
and relieved when we are told that we 
can personalize a complex situation or 
when we can package a policy by the 
bright wrappings of an attractive slogan. 

There is a time to be firm, even a time 
to fight. There is also a time when com- 
promise and conciliation can be rejected 
— in the blind pursuit of a fixed policy — 
only at the price of disaster. I make no 
plea for appeasement toward the Kremlin 
and its world-wide conspiracy. I plead 
only that we as a people have the wis- 
dom and the understanding to avoid ex- 
cessive rigidity in our own policies and 
our own thinking. Ultimately, we shall 
fight the Soviet Union or we shall grad- 
ually work out some form of reasonably 
peaceful co-existence. We must be pre- 
pared for both contingencies. Our en- 
emies today are the prisoners of their 
own ideological slogans. We shall fail, 
as they assuredly will fail, if we become 
similarly entrapped. 

I would not have you interpret what I 
have just said as a plea for no policy and 
no fixed principles. Assuredly, that is 
not the way of wisdom. But we must 
never lose sight of the essential difference 
between policy objectives on the one hand 
and means for achieving those objectives 
on the other. 

Xow, today, we are living through a 
prolonged period of tension which is try- 
ing to our nerves and which seems likely 
to go on for an indefinite period in the 
future. I fear that we must become 
accustomed to our present situation and to 
learn to live with it as a normal part of 
our national existence. This means that 
when our statesmen and our diplomatists 
fail to win quick and sweeping victories 
we must avoid the conclusions that they 
must be either hopelessly incompetent or 
dangerously disloyal. 

A corollary of what I have just said is 
that we must not allow failure to achieve 
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Duke Alumni Register 

The Baccalaureate Sermon 

Digest of Sermon by Paul Hardin, Jr. 

It is apparent to the most casual ob- 
server that if our western civilization is 
not crumbling it is at least being seri- 
ously threatened. 

Some time ago Dr. Robert McCracken, 
pastor of Riverside Church in New York, 
recalled the words of John Buchan in 
'Memory, Hold the Door." Said Buchan, 
"The pillars of civilization are cracking 
and tilting." As Dr. McCracken points out, 
that is not just a vivid phrase — it is un- 
comfortably close to literal fact when in 
vast areas of the world "decency is a 
legend and civilization no more than a 

What is wrong that such a condition 
exists today? 

Well, we would feel a little less guilty 
if we could say that evil men in high 
places have led us astray. When I was 
a boy it was quite fashionable to blame 
everything on the Kaiser. If we could 
just eliminate the Kaiser everything 
would be all right. Our expeditionary 
forces marched up the gangplanks sing- 
ing "I'll Bring You a Kaiser Too, And 
That's About All One Fellow Can Do." 

Then came Mussolini, the big bad man 
who defied the League of Nations and 
paved the way for World War II. Be- 
fore the world had time to hang him by 
the heels he was completely overshadowed 
by Adolph Hitler. Scarcely had the 
burning roof fallen in on him before Joe 
Stalin combined all the talents of Musso- 
lini and Hitler and added a few tricks 
of his own. I often wonder who will be 
next. And will he arise in Europe, Asia 
or South America? 

As a matter of fact we know that such 
men are not solely responsible for our 
plight, that they merely take advantage 
of a world condition. 

The parsonage garage down in Birming- 
ham, Alabama, where I live has a pillar 
askew. Years ago somebody missed the 
target. I don't know whether it was 
Bishop Arthur Moore, Dr. Clovis Chap- 
pell or who, but somebody missed the 
mark — and so have we. 

We have failed to see that peace is an 
inner condition and that unity is spirit- 
ual. As Sir Richard Livingstone points 
out there is little advantage in being able 
to cross the Atlantic in eight hours, or 
even six hours, when we do not under- 
stand that cooperation is based on com- 

mon ideals. He predicts that our grand- 
children will say that we were conscious 
of the defects in our commercial and in- 
dustrial systems, but though our standards 
and values were far more chaotic, we 
did nothing to remedy the chaos. We 
were blind to the fact that our real prob- 
lems lay deeper than science or sociology 
or politics; it was spiritual. 

With that I am in complete agreement. 
We may speak of science and sociology 
and politics, but in the final analysis this 
national and international problem is an 
individual problem. One of my favorite 
quotations is from Shakespeare, the words 
of Cassius as he and Brutus discuss 
Caesar. Says Cassius, "The fault, dear 
Brutus, is not in our stars but in our- 
selves that we are underlings." And if 
our civilization is cracking up and we are 
selling freedom's birthright for a mess of 
pottage, the fault is not in our leadership 
or in circumstance but basically in our- 
selves in that we no longer cherish moral 
character above material well being and 
that we have willfully dethroned the vital 

The day before Paris fell to an in- 
vading German army in World War II 
there appeared on the front page of a 
Paris newspaper an editorial which said 
in part: "Misfortune does not rise from 
the dust, it is prepared in the lives of 

Where have we missed the mark? The 
answer is "in many places" but I would 
like to point specifically to a few. 

We have missed the mark in feeling 
that we do not need God. The early 
days of struggle produced a feeling of 
dependency. We were weak, poor, needy. 
We were hounded by fears and we dwelt 
with uncertainty. Prayer was an instinct 
which we did not stifle. Now we are the 
strongest power on the face of the earth 
and we think our right arm hath gotten 
us this might. We have forgotten what 
the Bible would have us remember, that 
men need God more when they are strong 
and prosperous than when they are weak 
and needy. 

We have missed the mark in forgetting 
that creative work brings an inner satis- 
faction that man is incomplete without. 
We want the soft snaps. In Birming- 
ham sometime ago a young man went to 
the president of a great corporation and 

The Kev. Paul Hardin 

asked for a job. He said, "I would like 
to have a job paying a good salary 
which would allow me to work only in the 
mornings and leave me free to play golf 
in the afternoons." "Young man," said 
the president, "we do not have such a 
job open at present. However, if one 
like that comes open I'll take the first one 
and you can have the second one." 

We have missed the mark in believing 
that God's moral laws are for dolts. We 
have developed a vague idea that moral 
laws are a product of blue-law reformers 
who have thus conspired to cheat us out 
of a lot of fun. We have completely 
overlooked the fact that the Bible is not 
only the progressive revelation of God to 
His people but also the recorded lessons 
of human experience. Psychologists make 
much of the "trial and error" method. 
Well, the Bible has a good deal to say 
about what men have tried and found to 
be in error. The vital virtues are not 
for the punishment of man; they are for 
the greater glory and happiness of man. 
This we know from human experience. 

In commenting upon the recent raids 
by "undie-graduates" the Birmingham 
Post-Herald had this to say: "The trend 
toward relaxation of our code of conduct 
is the real culprit — that, and excuses 
paraded under the flag of tolerance. Some 
psychiatrists are responsible for invent- 
ing these excuses. They evidently have 
been reading too much Freud and not 
enough Emily Post. A little Emily Post 
for the students might also help." 

We have missed the mark in allowing 
ourselves to believe that Christian char- 
acter is not essential. It is true that 
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June, 1952 


At the speakers' table for the Alumni Banquet were, left to right, Mrs. Retiring Alumni Association presi- 
Charles A. Dukes, George R. Wallace, '27, Mrs. Paul Hardin, Jr., President dent W. M. Werber and the new presi- 
Edens, William M. Werber, '30, Charles A. Dukes, and Mrs. Edens. dent, Richard E. Thigpen, '22. 

The General Alumni Association Meets 

Overflow Crowd Packs West Campus Dining Halls 

Richard E. Thigpen, '22, Charlotte, N. 
C, attorney and former Duke University 
alumni secretary, was elected president of 
the General Alumni Association at its 
Commencement meeting May 31. 

Mr. Thigpen, who left the University in 
1929 to practice law, was chairman of the 
National Council in 1949-50. 

Other officers elected by the more than 
400 alumni who attended the banquet and 
business session were : Vice-presidents, 
Fred Folger, '23, Mount Airy, N. C. ; 
Kenneth M. Brim, '20, Greensboro, N. C. ; 
and Alonzo C. Edwards, '25, Hookerton, 
N. C. ; representative to the Athletic 
Council, W. Herbert Smith, '23, Clover, 
S. C. Also to be approved were repre- 
sentatives of the alumni on the Board of 
Trustees. These are Mr. Brim, whose 
term expires December, 1953; and Amos 
Kearns, '27, N. E. Edgerton, '21, R. A. 
Mayer, '96; and Dr. W. A. Stanbury, '08, 
whose terms expire December, 1957. 

Overflow Crowd 

The annual meeting of the Alumni 
Association began promptly at 6 :00 p.m. 
in "B" and "C" dining halls, which were 
filled to overflowing. William M. (Bill) 
Werber, '30, asked Dr. Paul Hardin to 
pronounce the invocation following the 
singing of "Dear Old Duke." 

After dinner Mr. Werber, the outgoing 
president, called upon Dr. Edens, who 
welcomed alumni back to the campus. 

President Edens read an excerpt from 
his report to the Board of Trustees, which 
met earlier the same day. He cited the 

requests of the University's deans and 
department heads for new and enlarged 
facilities as a sign of the dynamic quality 
of Duke as it seeks to develop for the 
future and to serve to the utmost degree 
the youngsters enrolled today. Pointing 
out that it was always difficult, and fre- 
quently impossible, to find the financial 
implementation necessary for granting 
these requests, he emphasized that the 
alertness of the faculty and its desire to 
make innovations safeguarded the Uni- 
versity's progress. 

Seated together at the banquet at spe- 
cial reserved tables were members of the 
50th Year Class (1902), the 25th Year 
Class (1927), and the 10th Year Class 
(1942), as well as members of several 
other reunion classes. 

'27 Presents a Gift 

George R. Wallace of Morehead City, 
N. C, vice-president of 1927, was recog- 
nized by Bill Werber and asked to speak 
on behalf of the 25th Year Class. After a 
brief address, Mr. Wallace turned to 
President Edens and presented him with 
a class gift of $44,054.92, which was 
designated for the Development Cam- 
paign and Loyalty Fund objectives. 

Next to be recognized were the alumni 
who came from the furthest distance to 
attend Commencement : Woodley C. Mer- 
ritt, '21, of Honolulu, T. H., and Richard 
Spencer, '42, from California; and those 
representing the oldest class present: the 
Rev. A. W. Plyler, the Rev. M. T. Ply- 
ler, and Claude W. Pepper, all of 1892. 

Others from a great distance were Doris 
McCreedy Robins (Mrs. F. D.), '42, from 
Panama; Mary K. Jordan, '49, from 
Buenos Aires ; and Robert A. Parham, 
'21, from Canada. 

Charles Dukes, Director of Alumni Af- 
fairs, introduced representatives of the 
graduating classes and through them wel- 
comed into the Alumni Association the 
1,100 new alumni who graduated this 

Also recognized were retiring faculty 
members and winners of the Fourth An- 
nual Alumni Golf Tournament. These 
people are dealt with on other pages of 
this issue of the Register. 

Attendance at Commencement 

Every class from 1892 through 1952, 
with the single exception of '99, was 
represented at Commencement. The 25th 
Year Reunion Class, 1927, had the most 
members registered with 65. The 10th 
Year Reunion Class, 1942, was second 
with 45. Both classes had members at 
its various functions who neglected to 
register and who have not been counted. 

The Class of 1902, 50th Year Reunion 
Class, had the best attendance of any 
50th year class to date. The work of its 
president, E. S. Yarbrough, was largely 
responsible for this record. 

Alumni returned from 25 states, the 
District of Columbia, Hawaii, Panama, 
Canada, and Argentina. 


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A Report on the National Council Meeting 

New Officers Are Elected — The 1952-53 Loyalty Fund Goal Is Discussed 

Charles P. Ballenger, B.S.C.E. '36, of 
Greenville, S. C, was elected to succeed 
Alonzo C. Edwards, '25, as chairman of 
the Duke University National Council at 
the Council's Commencement meeting on 
Saturday, May 31. 

Elected vice-chairman was Leon S. 
Ivey, '26, of Hickory, N. C, and named 
to the executive committee were Lewis 
M. Heflin, '19, of New York City, J. Fred 
Von Canon, '25, of Sanford, N. C, and 
Claude M. May of Durham. Chosen 
representatives-at-large to the Council 
were Mr. Von Canon, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. 
Heflin, Seth Reynolds May, Jr., '35, of 
Greenville, N. C, and Blanche Barringer 
Brian (Mrs. Earl W.), '22, of Raleigh, 
N. C. 

The officers will serve during 1952-53. 

The Council, which holds session twice 
each year at Founders Day and at Com- 
mencement, met in West Campus Union 
following a joint luncheon with members 
of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Edwards 

Dr. Edens Speaks 

President Edens, called upon to open 
the meeting with some remarks on current 
conditions at Duke, reported that the Uni- 
versity is anticipating a budgetary deficit 
of between $250,000 and $300,000 in the 
fiscal year 1952-53. He pointed out that 
the deficit would accrue primarily because 
of Duke's struggle to retain its fine teach- 
ing staffs and the personnel necessary to 
help them conduct their professional ac- 
tivities. The effects of inflation, he pointed 
out, are felt more acutely each month, and 
there is no indication that the trend will 
reverse itself in the foreseeable future. 

He declared that the support of alumni 
and friends, through Loyalty Fund con- 
tributions, assumes a more vital aspect 
each year, and he praised the Council for 
its efforts to re-activate the Loyalty Fund 
following the completion of the Develop- 
ment Campaign's initial phase. 

The President also announced that, 
since the cessation of intensified Develop- 
ment Campaign activities last January, 
the University has received $1,500,000 for 
additions to endowment. 

He commented, too, upon recent student 
activities which had received wide pub- 
licity, with reference to the so-called 
"panty raids" which swept the nation's 
campuses during April and May. Ac- 
tually, he said, there seemed no doubt 
that at least 90 per cent of all student 

bodies are serious, intelligent, trustworthy, 
and alert and will make the kind of 
alumni that their teachers and their elders 
most desire. 

"We are grateful for your friendship," 
President Edens concluded, "and we al- 
ways appreciate your helpful criticism. 
And as always, we're glad to have you in 
our midst." 

New Fund Goal Discussed 

A. S. Brower, business manager and 
comptroller of the University, re-empha- 
sized the fact that the proposed budget 
for next year calls for the expenditure of 
substantially more money than is imme- 
diately in sight. 

"As for the Loyalty Fund," he said, "I 
don't believe there is any question before 
the alumni any more important than its 
strong reactivation." 

Unrestricted funds, he added, as have 
been provided through past Loyalty Fund 
campaigns, are vital to the financial wel- 
fare of Duke. 

A report on the recent reactivation of 
the Loyalty Fund was made by Richard 
E. Thigpen, '22, for B. F. Few, '15, chair- 
man of the Special Projects Committee, 
who could not be present. 

Mr. Thigpen reported that as of May 
31, 594 contributions totaling $8,429.76 
had been received, and that $123,875 was 
available for Loyalty Fund credit from 
the Development Campaign, making a 
total of $132,304.76 for annual giving 
purposes this year. 

The presiding officer asked the Council 
to set a goal for the 1952-53 Loyalty 
Fund. Walter A. Biggs, '27, moved that 
there be "a goal of $150,000 minimum and 
a possible $200,000 goal at the discretion 
of the Committee on Special Projects." 
After a discussion, the motion was carried. 

The report of the executive committee, 
in its role as nominating body, was 
brought in by B. Everett Jordan, '17, and 
the new officers were unanimously elected. 

The Council also determined that Home- 
coming, 1952, will occur on November 1 
to coincide with the Duke-Georgia Tech 

New Committees Appointed 

New members were appointed to the 
five special National Council committees 
which are charged with the conduct of 
alumni affairs and with relationship be- 
tween the alumni and the University. 
These committees, as composed for 1952- 
53, are as follows: 

Charles P. Ballenger, B.S.C.E. '36 

Committee on Special Projects — Ken- 
neth M. Brim, '20, Greensboro, Chairman; 
Paul L. Sample, '18, McKeesport, Pa.; 
Mrs. Josiah C. Trent, '39, Durham, N. C. ; 
Dr. Joseph B. Stevens, M.D. '36, Greens- 
boro, N. C; George Watts Hill, Durham, 
N. C; Charles S. Rhyne, '34, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Committee on Special Occasions — C. D. 
Douglas, Raleigh, N. C, Chairman; Rob- 
ert H. Pinnix, '24, Gastonia, N. C; Mrs. 
Keith Lyons, R.N. '47, Durham, N. C; 
William M. Werber, Jr., '53, Durham, N. 
C. ; Frank O. Sherrill, Charlotte, N. C. 

Committee on Publications and Becords 
of the Alumni Office — P. Huber Hanes, 
Jr., '37, Chairman, Winston-Salem, N. C. ; 
Donald Perry, '47, Greenville, S. C; A. 
P. Harris, Jr., '28, Charlotte, N. C; R. 
Gregg Cherry, '12, Gastonia, N. C; Mrs. 
M. D. Robertson, '29, Durham, N. C. 

Committee on Local Associations — Dr. 
C. Hal Ingram, '40, High Point, N. C, 
Chairman; Worth A. Lutz, '29, Durham, 
N. C; George A. Trakas, '42, Gastonia, 
N. C; James K. West, '38, Columbus, 
Ga. ; Miss Frances A. Davis, '32, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Committee on Class Organization — Mrs. 
W. B. Willard, '22, Raleigh, N. C, Chair- 
man ; Stephen W. Anderson, '01, Wil- 
son, N. C; H. Carson West, A.M. '23, 
Raleigh, N. C; Dorothy Platte, '53, Dur- 
ham, N C; L. D. Hicks, '20, Raleigh, 
N. C. 

June. 1952 


Reports from Reunion Classes of 1952 

Half Century Club 

The annual meeting of the Half Cen- 
tury Club of Duke University was held 
in the University Union on Sunday of 
Commencement, June 1, 1952, at 12 :30 
p.m., with the President, Ottis Green, Sr., 
'97, of Asheville, N. C, presiding. Prior 
to the meeting those in attendance were 
guests of the University at luncheon. 

Following the invocation by Professor 
James T. Cleland, Preacher to the Uni- 
versity, and the serving of the meal, the 
special guests invited for the occasion 
were introduced and asked to make brief 
remarks. They were: President Hollis 
Edens; Mr. William Werber, Sr., of 
Washington, D. C, president of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Association; and Mr. Charles 
A. Dukes, director of Alumni Affairs. 

The minutes of the 1951 meeting, which 
were read by the secretary, J. P. Breed- 
love, were approved. There being no old 
business the new business began with the 
appointment of a nominating committee, 
composed of Harvey B. Craven, '96; 
Mamie E. Jenkins, '96, and J. P. Gibbons, 
'98, to present a slate of officers for the 
ensuing year. On their recommendation, 
the following were elected : president, J. 
Henry Highsmith, '00, Raleigh, N. C; 
first vice-president, Gilbert T. Rowe, '95, 
Durham, N. C. ; second vice-president, 
W. H. Brown, '02, Jackson Springs, N. 
C. ; secretary, J. P. Breedlove, '98, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; representative to the Alum- 

nae Council, Mamie E. Jenkins, '96, 
Raleigh, N. C. ; and representative to the 
National Council, E. S. Yarbrough, '02, 
Durham, N. C. 

Twelve members of the Class of '02, 
the Fifty- Year class, were present to be 
inducted into membership. For the first 
time in the history of the club, the new 
members were awarded certificates of 
membership, which read as follows : "This 
makes known that (name of person) is 
awarded membership in The Half Century 
Club of Duke University in recognition 
of the interest and loyalty evidenced in 
maintaining and forwarding the standards 
of Alma Mater during the past fifty 
years." President Green made the pres- 

During the year 1951-52 thirteen club 
members passed away. The names of 
these persons were read by the secretary, 
after which a silent tribute was paid to 

Greetings and messages were sent by 
many who were unable to be present. 
Recognition of these was made by Mr. 

After a few remarks by some of those 
present the meeting was adjourned. 

Thirty-two members and 21 guests 

J. P. Breedlove, Secretary. 

The Class of 1921 

The Class of 1921 met jointly for 
luncheon with '22, '23, and '24 in the 

Members of the Class of 1902 and their guests at the home of Mr. B. S. Yar- 
brough on June 1 are, seated, left to right, Mrs. Annie Whitaker Caldwell, 
Mrs. R. R. Covington, Jr., Mrs. Barbour, Earle C. Webb, and C. L. Hornaday. 
Standing, left to right, Mrs. Yarbrough, G. B. Caldwell, Sr., E. O. Smithdeal, 
Mrs. Smithdeal, Mrs. Ormond, Dr. J. M. Ormond, W. A. Bivins, Mrs. W. H. 
Brown, Mr. Yarbrough, Mr. W. H. Brown, J. W. Norman, R. R. Covington, 
Jr., Nellie McClees, Mrs. J. Crawford Biggs, and Fred C. Odell. 

Union Ballroom, West Campus, on June 
1. Following the luncheon, members of 
the class retired for a separate business 
session, with Charles W. Bundy presiding. 

A major item of business was the elec- 
tion of new officers to serve until the next 
reunion. Re-elected president was Charles 
Bundy, with Dr. R. K. Farrington as 
vice-president, Mary Louise Cole as sec- 
retary-treasurer and representative to 
the Alumnae Council, and Henry E. 
Fisher as representative to the National 

The following members were present at 
the meeting and each one, at the sugges- 
tion of President Bundy, gave a brief 
account of what had happened to him or 
her since graduation : 

A. E. Ashe, Eugene Chesson, Josie Foy 
Chesson, Mary Louise Cole, Charles W. 
Bundy, Dr. Samuel M. Holton, Lee Dur- 
ham, Henry Fisher, Oscar Richardson, 
Robert A. Parham, Dr. Kirby Farring- 
ton, Woodley C. Merritt, Carl Mabry, 
Chase Benson, Joseph W. Brady, Dr. 
Abe Rosenstein, A. B. Wilkins, and N. 
E. Edgerton. 

Others expressed regret at not being 
able to attend. They were Robert E. 
Townsend, Claude Grigg, Maude Nichol- 
son, James Burch, Charles A. Harris, 
and Leon Draper. 

The Class of 1922 

The Class of 1922 met jointly with 
the Classes of 1921, 1923 and 1924, at a 
buffet luncheon held in the Ball Room of 
the West Campus Union, at 1:00 p.m. 
on Sunday, June 1, 1952. Stacy Weaver, 
chairman of arrangements for all four 
classes, presided, and after the meal he 
introduced Herbert Herring of the Class 
of 1922 who made a brief address, during 
which he introduced Charlie Dukes of the 
Alumni Office, Bill Werber, President of 
the Alumni Association, and Dr. Hollis 
Edens, President of Duke University, who 
spoke briefly. 

At the conclusion of Dean Herring's 
remarks, each class was assigned to a 
corner of the ball room for its individual 
class meeting. The Class of 1922 had 24 
members present, and these members had 
23 other members of their families pres- 
ent for a total of 47. Those present 
were : 

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Houck, Miss Eliza- 
beth Walker, R. E. Thigpen and wife, 
Rufus Hauss and wife, Lucille Merritt 


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Left: Joint luncheon of 1921, '22, '23, and '24; serving 
themselves from the buffet table are, left to right, Oscar 
L. Richardson, Robert Guy Deyton, Merritt Head, Ever- 
ett Spikes, and Mrs. Spikes. The luncheon took place in 
West Campus Union on Sunday, June 1. 
Right : New officers of the Half Century Club for the com- 
ing year, are, front row, Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, '00, 

of Raleigh, N. C, president ; Miss Mamie Jenkins, '96, of 
Raleigh, representative to the Alumnae Council; and Dr. 
Gilbert T. Rowe, '95, of Durham, first vice-president. In 
back row are W. H. Brown, '02, Jackson Springs, N. G, 
second vice-president; E. S. Yarbrough, '02, represent- 
ative to the National Council ; and J. P. Breedlove, '96, 
of Durham, secretary. 

Allen, P. D. Midgett, wife and two child- 
ren, U. 0. Hines, LeRoy Dulin and wife, 
T. C. Kirkman, wife and three children, 
Rosamonde Clark and guest, Jessie Penny 
Farmer and husband, L. B. Falls, W. A. 
Tyree and wife, Herbert Herring and 
wife, Louise Berry Lee and husband, 
Coma Cole Willard and husband, Mabel 
Cherry, Martin R. Chambers, Elizabeth 
Anderson Persons and husband, Dwight 
Ware, Blanche Barringer Brian (present 
Saturday — unable to be there Sunday), 
Kelly Elmore, T. R. Waggoner, Walter 
Newton and wife, Byrd Satterfield and 

President Kirkman presided at the class 
business session. 

Letters of regret for inability to be 
present were read from A. E. Mercer, 
Dewey Noland, and Thelma Howell. 

The death of Dave Sink since our 1947 
reunion was reported, and a resolution 
was adopted for the Secretary to prepare 
a letter for his family. 

President Kirkman reported on the 
amount raised in the Duke University 
Development Campaign by the Class of 
1922, the number participating, and the 
percent of participation. $18,012.63 was 
raised from 60 subscribers representing 
32% of the total class membership. 

Dwight Ware gave a brief report on 
his activities as class representative on 
the Duke National Council. 

The nominating committee consisting 
of Dulin, Elmore, and Coma Cole Wil- 
lard brought in its report, which was 

unanimously adopted, renaming all the 
Class Officers, Kirkman as President, 
Houck as Vice-President, Thigpen as 
Secretary and Louise Berry Lee as Treas- 
urer, and naming Lucille Merritt Allen 
to the Alumnae Council and T. R. Wag- 
goner to the Duke University National 

The signatures of all present were se- 
cured to be attached to a letter to be 
mailed to Lyda Bishop, whose serious ill- 
ness was reported to the class. Elizabeth 
Anderson Persons will prepare the letter. 

This being all the business to come be- 
fore the meeting, the class adjourned its 
meeting with Thigpen, Lucille Merritt, 
Coma Cole Willard discussing the subject 
of grandchildren and passing around 
photographs of theirs. 

The Glass of 1923 

The joint reunion of the classes '21, '22, 
'23 and '24 afforded an opportunity for 
members to greet friends during their col- 
lege days. It was really an Old Trinity 
College Occasion at our wonderful Duke 

After the luncheon the classes separated 
for their business sessions. Bryce Holt 
of Greensboro, our class president, pre- 
sided. He appointed a nominating com- 
mittee composed of: Dorothy Thigpen, 
Charlotte, N. C. ; Edwin Gibson, Laurin- 
burg, N. C. ; Nat Crews, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. He read notes from several mem- 
bers of the class. Clara B. Henly wrote 
from the Jamaica Bible School, Jamaica; 

Culver H. Smith from the American Col- 
lege, Heidelberg, Germany, and Henry C. 
Sprinkle, New York, our class agent for 
the Loyalty Fund. 

Bryce Holt urged us to get more mem- 
bers to attend the reunions. There were 
seventeen members present. He spoke of 
more interest in the Loyalty Fund. Leo 
Brady of New York also made remarks 
about creating more interest in our Loy- 
alty Fund and said : ''Let us make the 
Class of '23 one hundred per cent!" 

Nat Crews of Winston-Salem pre- 
sented the following officers and they were 
elected unanimously : 

President— W. J. Smith, Bethel, N. C. ; 
Vice-President — O. A. Robinson, Char- 
lotte, N. C. ; Secretary-Treasurer — Mar- 
vin Carver, Rougemont, N. C. ; Alumnae 
Council — Annie Garris Taylor, Conway, 
N. C. — Representative to National Coun- 
cil — Leo Brady, N. Y. 

We adjourned to meet in 1957. 

Submitted by 

Mrs. Robert A. Whitaker. 

The Glass of 1924 

The Class of "24 met in room 205 in 
the Union after a joint luncheon with 
'21, '22, and '23. Jimmie Simpson, presi- 
dent, was in charge of the meeting and 
stated that the primary purpose was to 
elect new officers. Our next reunion will 
be in 1957 and will also be a joint 

June, 1952 


At the buffet luncheon, one of many program items for the 25th year class, 
1927, in the foreground, left to right, are Emily Griffith, Lois Sweaney, A. H. 
(Bus) Borland, George R. Wallace, Bill Werber, '30, Mrs. Werber, President 
Edens, and Walter A. Biggs. 

Attendance at reunions is not too good, 
but one reason is that more than 50 per 
cent of the members are preachers, teach- 
ers, and school superintendents. Jimmie 
suggested that it might be a good idea 
to try a function that permitted more 
fellowship and time for reminiscence in- 
stead of a luncheon next time. 

The treasurer was not present but the 
financial report reads : "No income, no 
outgo, and no balance." 

Everette Spikes suggested that the class 
start a project — maybe an athletic schol- 
arship. Bob Pinnix suggested that it 
might be better to support the Loyalty 
Fund more actively. The group agreed 
to support Loyalty Fund and to try to 
arouse more interest in those who are 
not participating. 

Jimmie expressed his appreciation for 
support during his term of office and 
again urged us to stimulate more interest 
on the part of the other class members. 

There was some discussion of trying to 
have a meeting during the Convocation 
in June or on Friday before a football 

The following officers were elected : 
President, George Finch; Vice-president, 
Everette Spikes ; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Imogene B. Barden; Alumnae Council 
Representative, Julia Wyche Cherry; and 
National Council Representative, Stacy 

Those present were : Gene Barrett Bar- 
den, Iva Janette Carver, Julia Wyche 
Allen Cherry, Ethel Merritt Hedrick, 
Hattie Herndon MeSwai'n, Dorothy Wil- 
son, Bob Deyton, Merritt Head, D. L. 
House, Edgar Fisher, Bob Pinnix, Jim- 
mie Simpson, Everette Spikes, Everette 
Stevens, Stacy Weaver. 

Submitted by 
Jimmie Simpson, President. 
Julia Wyche Cheery, Secretary. 

The Glass of 1927 

A gift of over $44,000 marked the 
Silver Anniversary Reunion of the Class 
of '27. It was presented to President 
Hollis Edens by George R. Wallace of 
Morehead City, Vice-President of the Class, 
at the annual Alumni Dinner held in the 
West Campus Union Building on Satur- 
day, May 31st. Making the presentation, 
Mr. Wallace paid tribute to the late Dr. 
Furman MeLarty, President of the Class, 
whose passing had been keenly felt by 
the class members. Approximately sixty- 
three members, their wives and husbands 
were in attendance for the dinner and for 
the presentation of this gift. 

On Sunday morning, June 1st, some 
thirty-five members of the class were 
guests for breakfast at the home of Mrs. 
N. D. Bitting at her home on Club Boule- 
vard. Margaret Hobgood Ward, Mrs. 
Bitting's daughter and a member of the 
class, acted as hostess with her mother. 

An open house was held in the West 
Campus Union Ballroom on Sunday 
afternoon, honoring the professors who 
had been teachers of the '27 Class. Eliza- 
beth Wilson of Durham, in charge of 
the tea, was assisted by Emily Griffith, 
Lois Sweaney, Mrs. Mary Kestler Clyde, 
Mrs. Mildred Trexler Bennett, Mrs. Elsie 
Scoggins Graham and Mrs. Agnes Wilson 
Stephenson of Raleigh. Receiving at the 
door were Walter A. Biggs, his wife, 
Lillabel Massey Biggs, and A. H. "Bus" 
Borland and his wife, Zelle Williams 

In the Union Dining Hall the Silver 
Anniversary Dinner was served buffet 
style at 6:30 P.M. Sunday evening, with 
Mrs. Elizabeth Card Lyon in charge of 
arrangements. Ninety-nine members and 
guests were in attendance. Special guest 
of the Class of '27 was Gordon MeLarty, 
twelve-year-old son of Furman MeLarty. 
Other special guests were Catherine Mills 

Kittrell and her husband from Hender- 
son, representing the Class of '28; Mr. 
and Mrs. C. A. Dukes, and Anne Garrard. 

George Wallace, the toastmaster for 
this occasion, called on Walter Biggs to 
report on the work of the National 
Council. Mr. Wallace then introduced 
"Bus" Borland who had charge of the 
program which consisted of informal 
talks and reminiscences by Sam D. Bundy 
of Farrnville, Mrs. Blanche Henry Clark 
Weaver of Nashville, Tenn., Welch Har- 
riss of High Point, R. Bruce Russell of 
Tarboro, and Spencer Bell of Charlotte. 
Several members were presented Duke 
plates for special accomplishments such 
as having the oldest child, the youngest 
child, the most children, etc. A gift of 
a lace tablecloth was presented to Anne 
Garrard of the Alumni Office staff for 
her unselfish help which she so graciously 
rendered to the class in preparation for 
this great event. 

George Wallace credited A. A. Wilkin- 
son of Greensboro for the beautiful anni- 
versary programs ; and special recognition 
was given to D. D. Holt, Murray Atkins 
and Mrs. Elizabeth Churchill Underwood 
for writing letters to the members, get- 
ting such wonderful results. 

During the business session officers 
were elected as follows : President, O. P. 
Johnson of Kenansville; Vice-President, 
Elizabeth Wilson of Durham; Secretary, 
Dorothy Sabiston of Summit, N. J.; 
Treasurer, Sam Bundy of Farrnville. 
Representative on the National Council is 
R. Bruce Russell of Tarboro, and Repre- 
sentative on the Alumnae Council is Mrs. 
Mary Stewart Moss of Washington. 

The Glass of 1942 

Reunion has come and gone, and where 
the time went I'll never know! We ar- 
rived at the Raleigh-Durham Airport 
about 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 30th. 
Rather a dreary afternoon, it looked as 
though it might rain at any moment. We 
went directly to West Campus and signed 
in at the Union. 

Since there didn't seem to be any of 
our gang around, I took off for East 
Campus — seemed very familiar to be 
walking down campus. Several of the 
students passed me by, and I could al- 
most read their minds as they looked at 
my tenth anniversary badge. I used to 
think people who were coming back for 
their tenth reunion were pretty well get- 
ting along in years! 

After arriving back on West Campus, 
I saw that Dotty Rowe Scott and her 
husband, Andy, had signed in, so I made 
arrangements to go out to dinner with 
them. Another girl was there, and we 


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very politely spoke to each other. Then 
the light dawned on us — it was Isabelle 
Falls Fletcher, and it didn't take us any 
time at all to start talking. Dotty, Andy, 
and I had dinner at Bartlett's, which is 
out beyond Hope Valley. 

From Bartlett's we went to Lib Deaton 
-Charlie Steel's home, a very attractive 
place. We were the first to arrive, but 
eventually the gang found their way there. 
After the dinner for "Bishop" Barnes 
celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary 
as Director of the Glee Club, which many 
former GC members attended, more of 
the class joined the party. I never did 
discover just how many people were 
there, the kitchen being the favorite gath- 
ering place. After a person entered the 
room and we discovered who he was, all 
of us started talking as if it were only a 
year that we had all been apart, instead 
of ten. Lib and Charlie had a copy of 
the 1942 Chanticleer which we used when- 
ever we didn't remember just what a per- 
son looked like. Of course, the conver- 
sational trends were "What are you do- 
ing now?" . . . "How many children do 
you have?" . . . "Where is So-and-So 
now?" . . . "Where were you in the 
War?" I'm afraid Lib and Charlie 
thought we would never go home! 

Saturday morning Millie Clusman Phil- 
lips joined me as my roommate. Despite 
the three attractive children whose photo- 
graphs adorned the dresser, Millie doesn't 
seem any different than when I first knew 
her as a freshman way back in '38. 

At 11:00 A.M. Saturday there was a" 
Coffee Hour in the East Duke Building — 
most of the girls got together there. It 
was good to see Dean Baldwin again, 
and we also met Dean Brinkley. Other 
familiar faces were Miss Seabolt, Mrs. 
Spence, Mrs. Persons, Miss Huckabee, 
Miss Wilson, Miss Grout and Mrs. Tay- 
lor. I've probably forgotten some of 
the others we talked with. Had expected 
to see Miss Poteat, but never had the 

About 12 :30 P.M. we gathered at Gate 
2, Duke Forest, for the Class Picnic. 
There was plenty of food on hand for 
some forty who were present — we really 
did well by it! The sun was good to us, 
came out and shone brightly — it was a 
beautiful day. More talking and then 
after the picnic, groups of us gravitated 
to the baseball game. 

There was a big turnout for the Alumni 
Dinner at the Union Saturday night, and 
our class filled four especially reserved 
tables. With a minimum amount of 
speechmaking, the dinner ended at 8:00 
P.M. The Class had a party scheduled 
for 8 :30, but some of us went to the 

At the '42 picnic held Saturday, May 31, in Duke Forest (and at the time 
the photographer appeared ) were : Standing, left to right, W. A. Swanson, 
Ray Vey, Charles H. Mercer, Mrs. Vey, Charles L. Steel, Lou Fracher, Tom 
Latimer, Roger Marshall, Alex McMahon, Sid Lurie, Henry Profenius, Don 
Somerville, Ed Stoneseifer, Andy Scott, Mrs. Bill Ludwig, Ed Booth, Bill 
Ludwig, and Walt Shackleford. Sitting, left to right (adults only), Thelma 
Combs Swanson, Florrie Smyth Mercer, Lid Deaton Steel, Mildred Clusman 
Phillips, Eleanor Powell Latimer, Josephine Brown, Sam Holton, Dorothy 
Rowe Scott, Mrs. Sam Holton, Isabelle Falls Fletcher, Mrs. Walt Shackleford, 
Beverly Dykes Griffith. Kneeling, left to right, Peggy Walls Booth, Sarah 
Booe Enfield, Don Brandon, Tom Fletcher, Emilv Smither Long, J. D. Long, 
Bill Griffith, and Sam Enfield. 

Glee Club Concert first. To say that it 
was inspiring is an understatement. I 
can't put into words how it affected me. 
Composed of 115 voices, about half were 
former members of the Glee Club. 

Following the Concert, we went "out 
yonder" to Brames' which is a private 
home, with a large patio, living room and 
delicious food. There was plenty of talk- 
ing, dancing, and a general good time. 
New officers were elected after Jimmy 
Walker selected Alex McMahon, Don 
Somerville and me to serve as a nomi- 
nating committee. 

Sunday was a beautiful day in Dur- 
ham. After Baccalaureate services were 
held, everyone tried to catch up on last- 
minute news before getting ready to de- 
part. I had a chance to visit with Anne 
Garrard for a few minutes; I still don't 
see how she keeps all of us straight! I 
think it goes without saying that she was 
the most popular person at the reunion. 

From those present, the new officers 
elected to serve until our next reunion, 
are : President, Roger Marshall ; Vice- 
President, Charlie Steel ; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Peggy Walls Booth; Representative 
on Alumnae Council, Jane Chesson Single- 
tary; Representative on National Coun- 
cil, Lou Fracher. 

Josephine Brown. 

The Glass of 1946 

After registering and securing my class 
tag, I checked on my room. Luckily I 
was to room with someone I knew who 
had lived in Bassett — Betty Brogan, '48. 

Also with us, but only for Saturday 
night, was Mary Alice Wiseman, '48. 

Later on I saw Hal Cruickshank, '41, 
and Bud Barry, '38, from the New York 
area whom I knew. They were back for 
Bishop Barnes' twenty-fifth year at Duke 
and the Glee Club Reunion. I went to 
the Glee Club Dinner with them, and 
afterwards we went over to Page Audi- 
torium for the Concert rehearsal. 

Saturday morning Brogan and I awoke 
at 9 :00, breakfasted in the Union Cafe- 
teria, and then proceeded to East Cam- 
pus to see our old dorm, Bassett. Every- 
thing looked just the same. It was 
particularly nice for me to see Jennie 
Meeks who still works in Bassett; she 
told me reluctantly that she was being 
retired after this year, against her will. 

Brogan and I then went to see the new 
Post Office and Dope Shop location in 
the Pen-Hel Building. This was most 
interesting, as there is so much more 
space for the two now. By this time it 
was around 11 :00 A.M., and we headed 
for the Coffee Hour in the East Duke 

In the afternoon I took Brogan to her 
'48 Open House before going to Betty 
Worth's home for the '46 Open House. 
Saw B. J. Bledsoe, Dave Singer, Ginny 
Suiter, Ruth Anne Duffy and her hus- 
band, and a few other people I hadn't 
known too well. 

After the Open House, I headed back 
for West Campus, arriving in time to hear 
part of the University Band's lawn con- 
cert right out in front of House P where 

June, 1952 


I was staying. Then, made a mad scram- 
ble to get ready for dinner, the General 
Alumni Dinner' at 6 :00 P.M. Saw Lou 
Bello, '47, in the Lobby on my way 
there. At dinner I was with Bill Raup, 
'47, Presh Divine, '48, and her husband, 
Sumner Baker, '47. 

After the Chapel Service on Sunday, 
I barely had time to pack before going 
to the 1:00 P.M. Luncheon for the Classes 
of '46, '47 and '48, held in X-204. It was 
a delightful occasion, and I saw B. J. 
Culbreth Rose, '48, and her husband, also 
Jackie Hutzler, '48, with her husband, 
Lou Bello, '47. 

When the luncheon was over, I hated 
to run away, but had to leave and head 
back for Virginia. I really wanted to 
stay and talk to the various people who 
were there, among them Lib Stutts, '47, 
and her husband. Had planned on leav- 
ing at 2:00 but didn't get away until 
3:30 p.m.! 

All in all, it was one of the nicest 
weekends I have ever" spent anywhere, and 
I thoroughly enjoyed it. My only regret 
is that more of our classmates weren't 
able to attend. It really is a shame be- 
cause they missed so much fun. 

Submitted by: 

Peggy Klotz. 

The Glass of 1947 

The Class of 1947 held its fifth year 
reunion at a buffet luncheon along with 
the classes of 1946 and 1948 on Sunday, 
June 1, 1925, in room X204 of the Union 
Building on West Campus. 

After luncheon, Bollin Milner, President 
of the Class of 1948, welcomed the return- 
ing graduates and introduced Grady 
Stott, President of the Class of 1947, who 
presided over the program. 

Dr. A. Hollis Edens, President of Duke 
University, Mr. Charles Dukes, Alumni 
Secretary, and Mr. Bill Werber, Presi- 
dent of the General Alumni Association, 
came in for a few minutes to bid the re- 
turning alumni welcome. 

A very interesting and entertaining- 
question and answer program was then 
held, with the members of the '46, '47, and 
'48 classes asking the questions, and the 
following student officers, who had been 
introduced by Miss Anne Garrard, an- 
swering the questions : Dottie Piatt, Presi- 
dent of the Women's Student Gov- 
ernment Association; Bettie A. Young, 
President of the Young Women's Chris- 
tian Association; John Carey, President 
of the Young Men's Christian Associ- 
ation; and Fred Brooks, Chairman of the 
Freshman Advisory Council. 

The questions answered concerned cur- 
rent campus life, and the main questions 
discussed were: (1) the sorority situ- 

A group of digni- 
taries from classes 
'46, '47, '48 are, 
left to right, Grady 
Stott, president of 
'47 ; Virginia 
Suiter, '46, chair- 
man of the joint 
reunion ; Bollin 
Milner, president of 
'48; aud Marshall 
Spears, Jr., '47, 
chairman of local 

ation, (2) the status of the Men's Student 
Government Association, (3) progress 
made toward installation of an honor sys- 
tem, (4) plans regarding facilities for 
student activities, (5) Army ORD facil- 
ities and organization in the Hanes House 
and other military organizations on cam- 
pus, (6) possibilities of some Duke foot- 
ball games being held up Xorth, (7) re- 
cent raids by men students on East 
Campus dormitories, (8) recent theft of 
government property on campus and the 
subsequent F.B.I, investigation. 

Bill Raup, '47, announced that a sing 
was to be held in the East Campus audi- 
torium at 8 :00 p.m. that night. 

Virginia Suiter, Reunion Chairman, 
expressed her appreciation for the help 
she had received in planning the reunion 
luncheon and for the money which mem- 
bers of the classes had sent in to help off- 
set expenses. 

The three classes then separated, and 
each class held its own business session. 

Grady Stott, as Class President, pre- 
sided over the '47 meeting. The election 
of new officers was the first item on the 
agenda. Lou Bello moved, and the mo- 
tion was seconded and passed, that a 
nominating committee, composed of Grady 
Stott, Marshall Spears, Jr., Norris Hodg- 
kins, and Betty Lou Weaver, meet and 
draw up a slate of officers to be presented 
in the Alumni Register in the fall of 
1952, the balloting to be by mail. 

It was urged that a nominating commit- 
tee be appointed and meet in advance of 
the next reunion to draw up a slate of 
officers to be presented at the next re- 
union to be held in 1957. 

Ideas and possible plans for the next 
reunion of the class, the tenth-year re- 
union, were discussed. 

Norris Hodgkins urged that in con- 
tributing money to Duke University we 
bear in mind that it makes no difference 
if some error is made in noting the 

donor's class. 

Lou Bello reported on the National 
Council meeting held Saturday, May 31, 
1952. Emphasis was on Duke's growing 
better rather than bigger. He compli- 
mented the class on the size of its average 
gift to the Loyalty Fund (over $25.00), 
and he announced that any pledge to the 
Development Campaign will be counted 
towards the Loyalty Fund goal. 

As there was no further business, the 
meeting was then adjourned. 

Submitted by 

Elizabeth S. Rogers 
(Mrs. Ralph P. Jr.) 

The Class of 1948 

The Class of 1948 held a class meeting 
on June 1 following a luncheon on West 
Campus with classes of '46 and '47. The 
president of the class, Bollin M. Milner, 

There was a discussion of selecting a 
more convenient time for our class meet- 
ing during the reunion weekend. Only 
a small number were present at this meet- 
ing due to conflicts and early departures. 

Also discussed was the possibility of 
having less expensive banquets and lunch- 
eons during reunions. It seems that the 
present prices are a financial strain, when 
considered for the entire weekend. 

The members present then acted as a 
nominating committee for our new offi- 
cers, who will serve through our next re- 
union. The following nominations will 
be presented in ballot form in the Septem- 
ber Register. 

President — Dan Williams, Winston 
Palmer; Vice-President — Jane Bruce 
Shingleton, Mary H. Divine Baker; Sec- 
retary-Treasurer — Betty J. Culbreth Rose, 
Bollin Milner; Alumnae Representative — 
Jackie Hutzler Bello, Carolyn Bunn 
Kenaston ; National Council — Bob Sty- 
ers, Casper Holroyd and Neil McGuire. 

Submitted by 

Jane Shingleton. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Golf Tournament Scenes — Top left. Around the starters table presided over by Bill Strickland, seated, are left to 
right, Mrs. Fred Crawford, Carl Sapp, '49, Charles Willets, '42, tourney chairman; Mrs. J. Lamar Callaway, Fran- 
ces Holton, Mrs. J. B. Pfeiffer, and Mrs. G. W. Crane. Top right, Arthur L. Carver, '19, Fred L. Mann, '45, Dante 
Germino, Sr., Henry Bane, '27, James L. Newsom, '35, LL.B. '38, Dante Germino, Jr., '52, Oscar G. Barker, '23, and 
Fred N. Lloyd, '34. Bottom left, Luther R. Veasey, '46, Harry L. Welch, '40, Bill Cozart, '29, W. P. Budd, Jr., 
'36. Bottom center, Alex H. Sands, Jr., Eddie M. Cameron, Lee F. Davis, '30, LL.B. '32, and Bill Murray, '31. 
Teeing off in the lower right hand corner is William E. Cranford, '29. 

Fourth Annual Alumni Golf Tournament Draws Many 

Approximately 80 entrants competed 
for 11 individual prizes and one class 
prize in the Fourth Annual Alumni Golf 
Tournament at Hope Valley on May 30- 

Trophies were awarded to golfers who 
scored low gross in four nights for men 
and one for women, and prizes of various 
sorts went to golfers registering low net 
totals. The tournament was on a handi- 
cap basis. 

Luke Yeasey, '47, of Durham, won the 
first flight trophy for low gross, but only 
after winning on a draw from Harry 

Welch, '40, of Salisbury, N. C, and 
Frank Garrett, '47, of High Point, N. C, 
who matched him stroke for stroke. 

Sterling Nicholson, '22, of Durham, 
won first flight low net. Other winners 
were as follows : 

Second flight — low gross, Harvey J. 
Hinnant, '48, of Raleigh, X. C. ; low net, 
Coach Bill Murray, '31. 

Third flight — low gross, Ronald Allison, 
'52, of Shaker Heights, Ohio; low net, 
Carl Sapp, '49, of Durham. 

Fourth flight — low gross, Jake P. Wag- 
goner, '35, of Duke; low net, Al Tenen- 
baum, '42, of Perth Amboy, N. J. 

Flight for women — low net, Mrs. Fred 
Crawford of Durham; low gross, Miss 
Frances Holton of Duke. Mrs. John 
Pfeiffer won the prize for the low gross 
runner-up in the women's flight. 

Cup awarded to the class having most 
entries went to 1929. 

Trophies for the tournament were do- 
nated by L. G. Balfour & Co. Engrav- 
ing on the trophies was done through the 
courtesy of Martin's Jewelry Co. B. C. 
Woodall & Co. gave the golf balls awarded 
as prizes and Duke University Stores 
donated Duke glasses. The class trophy 
was donated by Connellv's Jewelrv Store. 

June, 1952 


Dr. A. M. Proctor Prof. W. W. Rankin Dr. Hersey E. Spence Dr. A. 6. Widgery Dr. F. A. G. Cowper 

From the Faculty 

Dr. and Mrs. Spence Retire 

Dr. and Mrs. Hersey Everett Spence 
are retiring this summer after a total of 
sixty-three years' sendee in the Divinity 
School and the Department of Religion. 
A Professor of Religious Education, Dr. 
Spence has taught at Duke for more than 
forty years. Mrs. Spence, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Biblical Literature in the De- 
partment of Religion, has been a faculty 
member since 1929. 

Dr. Spence is widely known as a pub- 
lic speaker and author of poetry and 
religious drama. His Christmas Pageant, 
first presented in Duke Chapel in 1931, 
has become a traditional Yuletide ob- 
servance on the campus. 

The Spences were honored at a recep- 
tion given by Dean James Cannon and 
Mrs. Cannon and Dr. and Mrs. H. E. 
Myers. A scroll of appreciation signed 
by Religion and Divinity School faculty 
members was presented to them. 

Dr. Widgery Retires 

Dr. Alban G. Widgery of the Philos- 
ophy Department, who joined the faculty 
in 1930 after teaching at Cornell Uni- 
versity, is retiring. A native of Great 
Britain, Professor Widgery studied at 
universities abroad and holds degrees 
from Cambridge. He is well known for 
his writings which include "Christian 
Ethics in History and Modern Life" and 
"Living Religious and Modern Thought," 
a Religious Book of the Month selection. 
Dr. Widgery is a past president of the 
American Theological Society and the 
North Carolina Philosophical Society. 

Dr. Proctor Retires 

A faculty member since 1923, Dr. A. 
M. Proctor of the Education Department 

retires this summer. Serving as Presi- 
dent of the National Council on School- 
house Construction, Professor Proctor 
has also been an active member of lead- 
ing professional and honorary groups 
including the National Education Asso- 
ciation, National Association of College 
Teachers of Education, and Kappa Delta 
Pi, national education honorary society. 
Dr. Proctor received his A.B. degree from 
Trinity College and his A.M. and Ph.D. 
degrees from Columbia University. 

Professor Rankin Retires 

After twenty-six years on the faculty, 
Professor W. W. Rankin of the Mathe- 
matics Department has retired. He is 
nationally known as Founder and Direc- 
tor of Duke's Institute for Teachers of 
Mathematics, designed to help teachers 
make mathematics more interesting and 
valuable to students. (The Institute is 
in session this summer for the twelfth 

A farewell dinner was held for Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Rankin at the Carolina 
Country Club, Raleigh, with Dr. W. W. 
Elliott and Dr. John J. Gergen of the 
Mathematics Department presiding. 

Dr. Cowper Retires 

Retiring Dr. F. A. G. Cowper of the 
Romance Languages Department began 
teaching at Duke in 1918. His profes- 
sional and honorary memberships include 
Medieval Academy of America, Modern 
Language Association, Foreign Policy 
Association and the North Carolina Folk 
Lore Society. He holds the B.A. and 
MA. degrees from Trinity College in 
Connecticut and the Ph.D. from the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. Professor Cowper 
has conducted extensive research on the 

twelfth-century French writer, Gautier 

Religion Can Use Science 

Duke Professor J. B. Rhine, speaking 
recently at the American Unitarian Asso- 
ciation's 127th annual meeting in Boston, 
stated that science will eventually be able 
to prove the power of man's spiritual 
nature. He said his experiments in ex- 
trasensory perception and telepathy "seem 
to prove that this extraphysical nature of 
man is real." Dr. Rhine further related 
that the worst misconception of all is the 
belief that the scientific method cannot be 
used to test the basic truths of religion. 

Outstanding Dads 

Vice-Chancellor William H. Wanna- 
maker and retired Professor Charles W. 
Edwards received special recognition on 
Father's Day from the Durham Merchants 
Association. Dr. Wannamaker, whose 
three daughters and their husbands are 
all Duke alumni — and all citizens of Dur- 
ham, was credited as the city's outstand- 
ing father in the field of education. Pro- 
fessor Edwards, parent of three children 
— all Duke graduates, was chosen as the 
father with children most prominent in 
governmental, educational and community 
service activities. 

Duke Professor Appointed 

The Council of the American Historical 
Association has named Dr. John Tate 
Lanning, Professor of History, as a mem- 
ber of its five-man committee on the 
Beveridge Memorial Fund which pub- 
lishes annually the best manuscripts sub- 
mitted by AHA members. An expert on 
historical research in Spain and South 
America, Dr. Lanning earlier this year 
was installed as Chairman of the Latin- 
American Section of AHA for 1952. 
Professor Lanning has been a faculty 
member since 1927. 


Duke Alumni Register 

Duke's "Cancer Virus Factory" 

Under an American Cancer Society 
grant for research, Dr. Joseph W. Beard, 
veteran virologist, has set up an assembly- 
line type of operation for the mass pro- 
duction, purification, and testing of 
astronomical numbers of a type of virus 
which causes cancer in chickens. Dr. 
Beard's staff uses 20,000 chickens a year 
in his experiments. The chicks, 750 at 
a time, are inoculated with the virus, and 
blood specimens are withdrawn period- 
ically. These operations are done on a 
turntable which spins the chicks from 
technician to technician, each of whom 
performs a special operation. 

About six different kinds of animal can- 
cers have been shown to be caused by 
viruses. No human cancer has been 
proven to be virus-caused; some scientists 
maintain an open mind as to whether any 
human cancers could be started by viruses. 
The virus with which Dr. Beard works 
is harmless for humans but reacts on 
chickens, causing brain injury, blindness, 
muscle paralysis and enormous, hard 
lumps called "big bone" or "marble leg." 
Dr. Beard is attempting to determine 
whether the same virus is capable of all 
these manifestations of cancer or whether 
they are caused by different strains of 
the same virus. Viruses, like dogs or 
other animals, come in many breeds. One 
finding of significance is that the younger 
the chick, the more likely it is to become 

While this research is of a fundamental 
nature to study the characteristics of 
virus, the findings may divulge the secrets 
of many types of virus and disclose fac- 
tors on tumor development which could 
help control cancer in man. 

New Drug for Bone Cancer 

Duke Hospital experiments have de- 
veloped the fact that Urethane, a pecu- 
liar drug which kills useful plants but 
permits weeds to grow, is doubling and 
tripling the survival of some patients ill 
with a disease related to leukemia, called 
multiple myeloma. The average life span 
of patients with this disease is about 
eighteen months. Multiple myeloma is 
characterized by great pain, enormous 
production of abnormal proteins and 
depletion of calcium, whereby bones have 
a punched-out appearance and may be 
broken by no greater stress than that of 
getting out of bed. 

In the Duke tests, Urethane afforded 
remissions to two out of even' three pa- 
ients treated, many remissions so complete 
that bones were rebuilt, pain disappeared, 
blood counts became normal and patients 
returned to everyday living without any 
symptoms of disease. 

The American Cancer Society, which 
supports research in leukemia by a Duke 
scientist, Dr. R. Wayne Rundles, empha- 
sized, however, that Urethane is not re- 
garded as a cure for this kind of cancer 
— that patients must be treated regularly 
with Urethane and sooner or later may 
become resistant to the drug. 

Growth Hormone and Diabetes 

University research indicates that in- 
sulin production is only one of several 
important factors in diabetes. Experi- 
ments on animals reveal that diabetes in 
rats could be caused with injections of 
the growth hormone, and that diabetes 
persists as long as the animals are so in- 
jected. The diabetes clears up when the 
growth hormone is removed. 

The tests disclose that the growth hor- 
mone has two alternative effects: (1) 
growth of the animal or (2) diabetes. If 
the animal grows under hormone treat- 
ment, it does not develop the disease; if 
it doesn't grow, it gets diabetes. 

In collaboration with Drs. W. S. Lynn, 
A. Viau, W. Coggins and D. R. Hollings- 
worth of the Department of Medicine, 

Dr. Frank L. Engel has recorded these 
findings under sponsorship of the Ameri- 
can Cancer Society. 

Heads News Bureau 

Earl W. Porter, a 
native of Kansas 
City, Missouri, has 
been appointed Di- 
rector of the Duke 
University Bureau of 
Public Information. 
He succeeds Edward 
L. Fike, '41, who 
recently resigned. 
Mr. Porter joined 
the news bureau in August of 1948 as a 
staff writer. He became assistant direc- 
tor in 1949 and was named acting director 
last August when Mr. Fike left on leave 
of absence to accept an appointment in 
the Defense Department. Mr. Fike re- 
signed this month. 

Mr. Porter is married to the former 
Edith C. "Cappie" Wittenbach of Browns- 
ville, Texas. They live on Randolph Road 
just outside of Durham. 


of Interest to 
Duke Alumni 

Aesthetic Studies — Architecture and 

by Katharine Gilbert. Duke University 
Press, Box 6697, College Station, Dur- 
ham, N. C. $3.00 

Already internationally known for her 
History of Esthetics, which is widely used 
as a reference work, the late Dr. Kath- 
arine Gilbert compiled several of her ad- 
dresses, reviews and articles of recent 
years into this new book that undoubtedly 
will be cherished by her devotees. In a 
clear, crisp style Dr. Gilbert tells of the 
relation between aesthetics and art-crit- 
icism, relates the Catholic viewpoint on 
art and poetry, and writes about archi- 
tecture and the poet. Covering a variety 
of interdependent subjects she informs us 
of her appreciative yet critical views. 
The "Seven Senses of a Room" address 
. . . the essay on "A Study in Architec- 
tural Semantics" . . . the review entitled 
"Art : Reminder and Delight" ... all are 
in this just-published collection. Fulfill- 
ing the authoress' intent, Dr. Gilbert's 
last work greaty enlightens and enter- 
tains the reader with respect to the 
philosophy of art. 

The Frank C. Brown Collection 
of North Carolina Folklore 

Volume I — Proverbs, Riddles, Customs, 
Speech, Games, Tales. 

Volume II— Folk Ballads. 

Duke University Press, Box 6697, Col- 
lege Station, Durham, N. C. $7.50 
Frank C. Brown became interested in 
local folklore soon after he came to Trin- 
ity College, and in 1913 he organized the 
North Carolina Folklore Society which 
has since held annual meetings in Raleigh. 
Dr. Brown and the Society collected di- 
rectly from individuals; the result was a 
large mass of texts and notes assembled 
over a period of nearly forty years, cov- 
ering every aspect of local tradition. 

At Dr. Brown's death in 1943 the 
heavy task of organizing all this material 
for publication, separating it into ap- 
propriate groups, etc., fell to Newman I. 
White. After Dr. White's death in 1948, 
when Paull F. Baum was appointed to 
see the work through its final stages, the 
manuscripts of the first three volumes 
had been submitted; and there remained 
only the work of editing them for the 
press. The third, fourth and fifth vol- 
umes are to follow in due course. 

The study of folklore in two stages 
represents (1) the gathering of the raw 
material from its general source, the folk, 
and (2) the work of interpretation — the 
collation with similar or related phenom- 
(Continued on page 160) 

June, 1952 


Coach Coombs Last Team Is One of His Best 

Reach "College World Series" But Lose on Pair of Shaky Gaines 

Although they lost out in the third 
round of the NCAA's "College World 
Series" at Omaha, Neb., by playing shaky 
baseball, the Duke nine wound up with 
one of the school's best teams in the final 
year of Coach John Wesley (Jack) 

Duke had an over-all record of 31 wins 
and seven losses, with their post-season 
titles including the Southern Conference 
Tournament title, the NCAA District 
Three title and fifth place in the national 

Called by both Life Magazine and Sport- 
ing News as "the top college team in the 
nation," the Blue Devils copped the 
Southern Conference tourney title with 
five wins and one loss. The Blue Devils 
won three games the final day of the 
tourney, over George Washington (8-4) 
and N. C. State (7-0 and 8-3), to ad- 
vance to the NCAA's District Three finals 
at Kannapolis, N. C. 

At Kannapolis, Duke met and defeated 
the other three teams in the tourney, Rol- 
lins, Tennessee and Florida. Star right- 
hander Joe Lewis, a junior from Fall 
River, Mass., hurled a 7-1 win other Ten- 
nessee on opening day in that meet, Bob 
Davis getting credit for a 5-4 edging of 
Rollins in the semi-finals. Lewis came 
back in the third and final game against 
Florida in relief of George Carver to hurl 
the final two innings and gain a 4-3 

Duke showed mid-season form in the 
first game of its trip to the national finals 
at Omaha, Neb. Meeting Oregon State 
in the first round, the Dukes slugged 21 
hits and swamped the Beavers, 18-7. Joe 
Lewis, who had caused his own downfall 
early in the game by throwing away a 
double play ball with one out and no 
Oregon State runs across, recovered to 
gather his 12th win of the year. Dick 
Johnson, a Dayton, Ohio, junior, gathered 
four hits in the game, including Duke's 
only home run of the meet. 

Duke showed its raggedest play of the 
season against Penn State the following 
day. The Devils garnered an early lead, 
but the Nittany Lions came back to cap- 
ture the lead three times on errors, both 
physical and mental, and win, 12-7. That 
loss put Duke into the losers bracket of 
the double-elimination affair. 

Duke met Western Michigan College 
the following day, gathering only two 

hits, one straight through the diamond 
by Dick Groat and the other an infield 
roller by Benny Cavaliere, in losing, 5-1. 
That loss eliminated Duke, which had car- 
ried a 30-5 record into the tourney and 
had been rated along with Holy Cross, 
the eventual champ, as the teams most 
likely to break the West's hold on the 
national title. 

Since season's end, three Duke stars 
have signed professional contracts. Two, 
shortstop Dick Groat and outfielder Dick 
Johnson, signed with major league clubs. 
Groat inked with the Pittsburgh Pirates 
for an estimated $75,000 bonus and John- 
son signed with the Chicago Cubs for a 
bonus estimated at $35,000. Groat broke 
in at shortstop with the Pirates shortly 
after signing and Johnson was farmed to 
the Class A Des Moines, Iowa, club. 

Outfielder Benny Cavaliere, five-five 
senior from Norristown, Pa., was the 
other player to sign a contract, being 
grabbed by the Raleigh, N. C, Capitals 
of the Class B Carolina League. Cava- 
liere led the Big Four League during the 
past season with a sensational .438 

Seven members of the 20-man squad 
that played in the nationals at Omaha 
were seniors. Besides Groat and Cava- 
liere they were : pitchers Bob Davis and 
Bill Ward, catchers Dick Denny and Jack 
McGuire and Capt. John Carroll, an out- 

Coach Jack Coombs, who will retire 
August 31 due to a University regulation 
requiring members of the faculty to re- 
tire after their 69th birthday, had a coach- 
ing record of 381 wins and 170 losses 
while at Duke. The season just completed 
was his 24th season at Duke and his 35th 
in college baseball. 


One of the earliest home games in the 
institution's histoiy will inaugurate one 
of the best home football schedules on 
record on Saturday, September 20. 

The game will be with Washington and 
Lee, a team which has appeared from time 
to time on the Duke grid card through 
the years. 

Other home games are with Tennessee 
on October 4, Georgia Tech on Novem- 
ber 1 and Naw on November 8. 

The Georgia Tech game will be the an- 
nual Homecoming clash and will be sur- 
rounded with the usual colorful fanfare. 

Southern Methodist University will be 
met for the first time at Dallas, Texas, 
on Friday night, September 26 and Navy 
and Washington and Lee are the other 
newcomers to the card. Navy returns 
after a two-year absence from the 

Business Manager H. M. (Red) Lewis 
of the Athletic Association has advised 
all alumni that the alumni priority for 
season tickets ends on July 1. 

He says that orders for season tickets 
($15.00 each) from alumni will be filled 
after that date from the best possible 
location. Due to the fact that many 
alumni re-new their season ticket orders 
year after year, better seats are available 
on the East side of the field or in the 
steel permanent bleachers around the top 
of the stadium on the West side. Bleacher 
seats will be sent on request only but they 
are considered just as good as any seats 
in the stadium. 

Season tickets will be on sale to the 
public until August 1 at which time the 
sale of individual tickets starts to alumni 
and they have 15 days of priority sales 
until August 15 at which time the sale 
of individual tickets starts to the general 

Prospects for the team despite the diffi- 
cult schedule are the best in several 
years. Such backfield stars are Worth 
Lutz, Red Smith, Jerry Barger, Charlie 
Smith, Piney Field, Jack Kistler, and 
Byrd Looper should give the club plenty 
of color. Outstanding linemen back are 
Howard Pitt, Bill Keziah, Red Leach, 
Bobby Burrows, Ed Meadows, Tank Law- 
rence, Ray Green, Truett Grant, Captain 
Lou Tepe, Carl Holben, Jim Logan, and 
Johnny Palmer. 

Coach Bill Murray says, "Our team 
will be better but our schedule is more 
difficult, but I have faith that this group 
of boys will come through and give the 
alumni a team of which they can be 

Following the opener with Washington 
and Lee on September 20, the Blue Devils 
make the long jaunt to Dallas for the 
night engagement with SMU before re- 
turning home to meet the powerful Ten- 
nessee Volunteers on October 4. 

On October 11, the Blue Devils will 


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be on the road again, going to Columbia, 
S. C, to meet the Gamecocks of the Uni- 
versity of South Carolina and the fol- 
lowing Saturday, they go to Raleigh for 
the annual clash with N. C. State. They 
then move up to Charlottesville, Va., to 
meet the University of Virginia. 

They return home for a two-game stand 
on November 1 for the Homecoming 
Special with Georgia Tech and follow 
this with a game with the United States 
Naval Academy. 

The schedule will be rounded out with 
annual games with Wake Forest at Wake 
Forest on November 15 and North Caro- 
lina at Chapel Hill on November 22. 

Alumni can be justly proud of the fact 
that fellow alumni are now coaching foot- 
ball at three of the four Big Four schools. 
Tom Rogers is at Wake Forest, Horace 
Hendrickson at N. C. State and Murray 
at Duke. Other alumni on the staffs of 
these colleges are Mike Karmazin at N. 
C. State, and Ace Parker and Bob Cox 
at Duke. 

Jack Hennemier, "most valuable player" 
on the 1935 team is line coach of the 
University of Maryland's Southern Con- 
ference and Sugar Bowl champions. 

The Duke football schedule : 

Sept. 20 — Washington and Lee at Dur- 

Sept. 26— SMU at Dallas, Texas. 

Oct. 4 — Tennessee at Durham. 

Oct. 11 — South Carolina at Columbia, 
S. C. 

Oct. 18— N. C. State at Raleigh, N. C. 

Oct. 25 — Virginia at Charlottesville, 

Nov. 1 — Georgia Tech (Homecoming) 

at Durham. 
Nov. 8 — Navy at Durham. 
Nov. 15 — Wake Forest at Wake Forest, 

N. C. 
Nov. 22— North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 

N. C. 

A Big Glee Club Reunion Marks Bishop's 25th Year 

Alumni of the Men's Glee Club from 
as far back as 1906 and frpm as far 
away as Hawaii returned to Duke this 
Commencement for a Glee Club re- 
union that was also a recognition of 
25 years of service to Duke by J. Fos- 
ter "Bishop" Barnes. 

The genial "Bishop" received a com- 
bination TV, radio, record player from 
his current edition of the Glee Club 
and from alumni who are his devotees. 
He was honored at a banquet on Fri- 
day night, May 30, in West Campus 
Union, when the gift was presented. 

Saturday night Glee Club alumni 
joined with student members to give 
a rousing concert in Page Auditorium, 
following the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation banquet. Two weeks later 
members of the audience were still 
talking about the amazingly good voice 
the "old-timers" were in after a single 

The oldest Glee Club members pres- 
ent were Zalph Rochelle, '06, of Dur- 
ham; Frank A. Ogbum, '07, of High 
Point, N. C; and Ben Hawks, '08, of 
Chattanooga, Tenn. This trio could 
recall the days when the Glee Club 
toured in horse and buggy and carried 
its own mandolin accompaniment. 

Altogether 88 former Glee Club 
members were registered for the re- 
union. Many of them were attracted 
back to the campus for the first time 
in years by the event. 

At the head table when J. Foster "Bishop" Barnes was presented with a 
television combination on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Glee Club 
director were, left to right, Mrs. Peggy Harrell McLarty, '32, Francis H. 
Brinkley, '31, Mrs. Edens, the "Bishop," Emmett K. McLarty, '30, B.D. 
'34, Mrs. Barnes, and President Edens. 

A quartet from the Class of 1921 returned literally from the four corners 
of the globe to honor "Bishop" and enjoy the Glee Club reunion. They 
are, left to right, Robert A. Parham of Montreal, Canada ; Dr. Leon M. 
Draper of Corpus Christi, Texas ; Woodley C. Merritt of Honolulu, Hawaii ; 
and Dr. R. Kirby Farrington of Thomasville, N. C. 

June, 1952 




Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


May, 1952 


Lewis M. Heflin, '19, New York City, N. T. 
A. William Kingsbury, '32, Moorestown, 

N. J. 
Leonard B. Wechsler, '49, Mckeesport, Pa. 
Harry L. Wechsler, '45, M.D. '47, B.S.M. 

'47, Newport, B. I. 
Bobert A. Duncan, '50, Miami Springs, Fla. 
Col. John D. Langston, '03, Goldsboro, 

N. C. 
Cyril Valasek, '41, New Kensington, Pa. 
C. Heber Smith, '43, Bidgefield, N. J. 
Pearl Brotzman Smith (Mrs. C. H.), '41, 

Bidgefield, N. J. 
Brooks M. Waggoner, '41, A.M. '43, Pulaski, 

Ann Dudley Carr Waggoner (Mrs. B. M.), 

B.S.N. Ed. '49, Pulaski, Tenn. 
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., B.S.E.E. '47, Elk- 
ton, Md. 
John W. Olive, '41, Mount Airy, N. C. 
Irv J. Edelman, '43, A.M. '47, Charlotte, 

N. C. 
John C. Pullerton, Jr., B.S.M.E. '51, Bich- 

mond, Va. 
Bobert G. Deyton, '24, Winston-Salem, N. C. 
J. Garland Wolfe, '46, Greensboro, N. C. 
John P. Ondek, Jr., '37, Pittsburgh, Pa. 






Kathy Fetter. Anna Lee Hinton Fetter, 
R.N. and B.S.N. '44. Bernard F. Fetter, 
M.D. '44. Durham, N. C. 
John Southey Wise, Jr. Dorothv Hebble 
Wise, '47. John S. Wise, B.S.M.E. '49. 
Troy, N. T. 

Catherine Fletcher. Isabelle Falls Fletcher, 
'42. Thomas Peyton Fletcher, '42. Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

Julia Caron Fuchs. Virginia Fagan Fuchs, 
'47. Francis J. Fuchs, Jr., B.S.M.E. '47. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Robert Carter Dil t ingham. Marjorie 
Carter Dillingham, A.M. '45. William P. 
Dillingham, Ph.D. '50. Tallahassee, Florida. 
Mary Virginia Torrans. Margaret Tor- 
rans. Mary Van Middlesworth Torrans 
(Mrs. David J.), B.S. '42. Middlebush, 
N. J. 

Lee Waldrop. Virginia Leon Waldrop 
(Mrs. G. S.), '39. Lynda Waldrop. Van 
Waldrop. Raleigh. N. C. 
Eddie Coble, Jr. Ed M. Coble, '30. Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

Mary Anne Baskin. Ed B. Baskin, Jr. 
Gist Gee Baskin. Claribel Gee Baskin 
(Mrs. E. B.), '40. Bishopville. S. C. 
James Geier. Lt. (,ig) John J. Geier, 
U.S.N.R., B.S.M.E. '46. Washington, D. C. 
John Robert Harper, Jr. Douglas Rich- 
ard Harper. Helen Miner Harper, '43. 
Capt. John R. Harper, '42. Ft. Meade, Md. 
Scott Etheridge Maxwell. Lylton Eth- 
eridge Maxwell, '36, LL.B. '39. ' Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Chris Wright. Jamie Branch Wright 
(Mrs. F. B.), '47. Memphis, Tenn. 

Ann Louise Hottel. J. Robert Hottel, 
B.S.E.E. '43. Albany, N. Y. 
Linda Ruth Cowell. Carolyn Johnson 
Cowell (Mrs. M. J., Jr.), '47. Rocky Mount, 
N. C. 

James A. Pait, '37, Bipon, Wis. 
Edward M. Cavanaugh, '51, Bainbridge, Md. 
William S. Doyle, '39, Lowell, Mich. 
Eugene Chesson, Jr., B.S.C.E. '50, Milton, 

Eichard L. Madson, '42, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Dr. John L. Frizzelle, '12, Durham, N. C. 
John A. McDougald, '43, Tryon, N. C. 
James Kawehak, M.D. '52, Wilson, N. C. 
Capt. Thomas D. Donegan, '51, A.P.O. New 

York, N. Y. 
Bobert S. Wilson, '50, Oklahoma City, Okla. 
August (Gus) J. Marjenhoff, '51, New 

York, N. Y. 
Margaret Taylor Smith (Mrs. S. W., Jr.), 

'47, Birmingham, Mich. 
Dr. H. John Malone, '43, New Britain, Conn. 
Lois Eitch Hilton (Mrs. C. D.), '46, Ashe- 

boro, N. C. 
Jean Dunn Harrington (Mrs. Thomas S.), 

'47, San Antonio, Tex. 
Lee W. "Chin" Cole, '31, Atlanta, Ga. 
Ken Brown, '47, Bichmond, Va. 
Donald G. Hess, '49, Mobile, Ala. 
Naomi Mann Hess (Mrs. D. G.), '43, 

Mobile, Ala. 
Louise Van Hagen Wenrich, '41, Chatham, 

N. J. 
Charles Wenrich, '38, Chatham, N. J. 
W. Buth Stedman, '38, Washington, D. C. 
Lucie O'Brien Milner (Mrs. John), '42, 

Baleigh, N. C. 
James H. Walker, '42, Baleigh, N. C. 
Thomas C. Kirkman, '22, High Point, N. C. 
William M. Ludwig, '42, Chillicothe, Ohio. 
Daniel M. Williams, Jr., '48, LL.B. '50, 

Fort Lee, Va. 
St. Clair Williams, '50, Durham, N. C. 
Frank Garrett, '47, High Point, N. C. 
Sidney E. Lurie, '42, Springfield, Mo. 
B. Dwight Ware, '22, Asheville, N. C. 
Lee F. Davis, '30, LL.B. '32, Bichmond, Va. 
Dr. J. F. Crane, '20, North Warren, Pa. 
Ben C. Bridgers, Jr., '40, Kensington, Md. 
Henry E. Fisher, '21, Charlotte, N. C. 

'05 — 

EABL B. FBANKLIN, '05, A.M. '08, a 
member of the Duke University National 
Council, farms in Swift Creek and man- 
ages rental property in Baleigh, N. C. He 
previously served as principal of schools at 
Cary, Merry Oaks, Pittsboro, and St. Pauls, 
N. C. He and MBS. FBANKLIN, the for- 
mer BUTH GATLIN, M.Ed. '42, have two 
children, Earl, Jr., and Emily. 

P. E. GBEENE of Wingate, N. C, is gov- 
ernor of District 31-D of Lions International. 
There are 13 counties in his district, in- 
cluding 53 clubs and 2,100 members. 


H. W. KENDALL, editor of the Greens- 
boro, N. C, Daily News, recently received 
a $50 first prize for youth and school edi- 
torials at the North Carolina Conference for 
Social Service, held in Charlotte, N. C. His 
award was for editorials on the "drop-out" 
problem in public schools, the need for 
youth training centers in addition to the one 
at Camp Butner, and the "hunger problem" 
in Charlotte schools. The citation which 
accompanied the prize declared, "His edi- 
torials have stabbed sharply into the public 
mind and quickened the public conscience to 
more humane awareness." 
MAEION S. LEWIS, '18, A.M. '21, who is 
head of the business administration depart- 
ment at The Citadel, has been elected 
president of the Charleston Choral Society. 
A charter member, he formerly served as 
vice-president of the society. He has taught 
at The Citadel for 21 years, and until re- 
cently was also tennis coach. 


AMOS H. WOODLIEF, of Eocky Mount, 
N. C, has been quite ill recently and would 
appreciate hearing from his friends. 

'21 ~ 

CHAELES H. BENSON is vice-president 
and actuary for Pilot Life Insurance Com- 
pany. He and Mrs. Benson and their 
children, Nancy and Neil, live at 707 Fair- 
mont Street, Greensboro, N. C. 
JAMES S. BUECH, whose home is at 2708 
Kittrell Drive, Baleigh, N. C, is engineer 
of statistics and planning for the North 
Carolina State Highway Commission. He 
and Mrs. Burch have two daughters, Mar- 
garet C. and Cornelia S. 
EOBEBT T. DUNSTAN, a professor of 
Eomance Languages at Greensboro College, 
and Mrs. Dunstan, make their home at 2129 
Pinecroft Boad, Greensboro, N. C. Dr. 
Dunstan, who received the M.A. and Ph.D. 
degrees from the University of Wisconsin, 
has been teaching since 1927. The Dunstans 
have two daughters. 

CLAUD GEIGG, '21, A.M. '29, is super- 
intendent of city schools in Albemarle, N. C. 
EEY), who did graduate work at Duke in 
1927, have three sons, one of whom, WIL- 
LIAM H., is a rising junior at Duke. 

June, 1952 




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W. P. Budd, Jr., '36, Vice-President 


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her home at 426 Pembroke Avenue, Apart- 
ment 4, Norfolk 7, Va., is a medical tech- 
nologist in the laboratory of Drs. Wilson, 
Mullen and Sellers in Norfolk. 
CAEL MOTSINGER is a salesman for the 
W. T. Rawleigh Company in Taylorsville, 
N. C. A former superintendent of schools 
in LaFayette, Ga., he received the M.S. in 
Education from the University of Ten- 
nessee. He has three children. 
MAUDE L. NICHOLSON, '21, A.M., '30, 
makes her home at 530 West Front Street, 
Statesville, N. C. She retired from a teach- 
ing career in 1946 because of illness. 
The address of RAY JORDAN TYSOR, 
who is associated with Tysor Realty and 
Mortgage Company, and Mrs. Tysor is 411 
Hillside Drive, Greensboro, N. C. 

22 - 

ARD F.), whose address is Box 44, Bailey, 
N. C, is a teacher in the Bailey High 

U. O. HINES and Mrs. Hines live in Har- 
lem, Ga., where he is associated with the 
U. O. Hines Lumber Company. 
accountant and auditor. He and Mrs. Moore 
and their daughter, Patricia Louise, live at 
821 North Willis Street, Visalia, Calif. 
Willis Wharf, Va., is the address of 
and Mrs. Wynne. George is a teacher and 
head of his department at Northampton 
High School. Their son, GEORGE JEF- 
FREY WYNNE, is a Duke junior. 


WILSON C. ALLEN is working with the 
United States Veterans Administration in 
Northport, N. Y. 

WADE BRUTON, assistant attorney gen- 
eral of North Carolina, and Mrs. Bruton 
live in B-l Country Club Homes, Raleigh, 
N. C. 

FRED FOLGER is an attorney at law, with 
offices in the First National Bank Build- 
ing, Mt. Airy, N. C. The Folgers, who 
live at 379 North Main Street in Mt. Airy, 
have two children, FRED, JR., '49, LL.B. 
'52, and Mrs. Barbara Folger Chatham. 
CLARA BARTON HENLEY, whose address 
is Jamaica Bible School, Mandeville, 
Jamaica, British West Indies, is a mis- 
sionary teacher. When in this country, 
Clara's address is 808 West Fourth Street, 
Charlotte 6, N. C. She received the M.A. 
degree from Columbia University. 
ton, and their 11-year-old son, J. Neiland, 
live at 220 Colonial Drive, Thomasville, N. 
C. Glenn is secretary of the Thomasville 
Chair Company. 

O. A. (BO) ROBINSON is advertising 
director for the Charlotte Observer. He 
and Mrs. Robinson and their two daughters, 

Sara Estelle and Laura Ann, live at 225 
Altondale Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 

is a teacher at the Durham Nursery School, 
and lives in the Glenn Apartments, Dacian 
Avenue, Durham. She has two children, a 
married daughter and a son attending Wil- 
liam Jewell College. 

MARK Q. TUTTLE, of 1522 English 
Street, Winston-Salm, N. O, is minister of 
Burkhead Methodist Church. He and Mrs. 
Tuttle have two children. 
LEWIS) is a teacher at Ca-Vel School. 
She and Mr. Wagstaff and their children, 
Robert Hester, Belle, and Jack, live on 
Route 4, Roxboro, N. C. 
OGDEN C. WILKERSON is chief of the 
project planning division of the Public 
Housing Administration in San Juan, Puerto 
Rico. His home is at 78 Caribe Street, 
Santuree, Puerto Rieo. 


(MARGARET FRANK) live at 212 Samp- 
son Street, Clinton, N. C, where the Rev. 
Mr. Heath is pastor of the Methodist Church. 

and head of the Department of Philosophy 
and Religion at North Carolina State Col- 
lege. The Hicks' and their two children, 
William Norwood, III, and Brona Frances, 
live at 2505 Vanderbilt Avenue, Raleigh, 
N. C. 

B.) is a teacher in the Siler City High 
School, and makes her home at 316 East 
Third Street, Siler City, N. C. She has 
three children. 

RAYMOND B. LEDFORD is zone sales 
manager for the Burroughs Adding Machine 
Company. He and Mrs. Ledf ord and their 
three children, Raymond Bruce, Daisy Flo- 
rine and Laurie Wesley, live at 2211 Ox- 
ford Road, Raleigh, N. C. 

ROBERT J.) is a cataloguer at the Vir- 
ginia State Library in Richmond, Va., 
where she lives at 18 Malvern Avenue, 
Apartment 2. 

North Jefferson Street, Staunton, Va., is 
an agent for the Reserve Life Insurance 
Company. The Rankins have a son, Robert 
Franklin Rankin, II, and a grandson, Rob- 
ert Franklin Rankin, III. 
JESSE O. SANDERSON is superintendent 
of the Raleigh Public Schools. He and Mrs. 
Sanderson and their children, Jesse Ormond, 
Jr., and Nancy Emilyn, live at 2112 Myrtle 
Avenue, Raleigh. 

SIMPSON, '26, make their home at 930 
Ardsley Road, in Charlotte, N. C, where he 
is district sales manager for the Columbia- 
Southern Chemical Corporation. They have 
one daughter, JOAN SIMPSON JONES 


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(MRS. BRANSON C), '50, of Concord, 

N. C. 

EVERETT S. STEVENS is postmaster in Eddie Coble, Jr., whose picture is on the 

Sons and Daughters page of this issue is the 
seven-year-old son of EDGAR M. COBLE. 
The Cobles live at 1507 North Duke Street 
in Durham and Ed is associated with the 
Durham Realty & Insurance Company. 

Smithfield, N. C. The address of the Stev- 
ens family, including their four children, 
Everett, Jr., Cynthia Landis, Frances Bur- 
ton, and Gary Grimes, is 411 South Third 


HOYLE S. BROOME is principal of Frank- 
line High School, Mount Airy, N. C. He 
and Mrs. Broome, and their two children, 
WILMA FRANCES, '52, and Hoyle Sid- 
ney, Jr., live in White Plains, N. C. 

The address of MARGARET CLAUNCH, a 
teacher in Covington, Ky., is 305 North 
College, Somerset, Ky. 

teacher in the Elm City, N. G, school sys- 
tem. She has three children, Mrs. Betty 
Sue Doles Allgood, Wesley Barnes Doles, 
Jr., and Nancy Wrenn Doles. 

FRANK R. FILE is traffic manager for the 
Amazon Cotton Mills in Thomasville, N. .C., 
where he and Mrs. File live in Erwin 

This month LEWIS W. GARNETT, whose 
address is P. O. Box 314, Shenandoah Sta- 
tion, Miami, Fla., will celebrate his 25th 
anniversary as an associate with the B. C. 
Remedy Company. 

K.) is office manager for the L. K. Powell 
Insurance Agency in Ahoskie, N. C. She 
and Mr. Powell and their two sons, William 
Charles and Thomas Lowell, live at 216 
Academy Avenue, Ahoskie. 

CECIL MACK RHODES has been named 
a special Fort Worth, Texas, representative 
for the Texas investment banking firm, 
Eppler, G.uerin and Turner. He formerly 
lived in Paris, Texas, where he was vice- 
president and trust officer of the First 
National Bank and president of the Civic 
Music Association. 

EST, JR.) and her husband live in Louis- 
burg, N. C. 

FREDERICK A. WARE is manager of the 
Ware Buick Company in Augusta, Ga. He 
and Mrs. Ware and their two children, 
Frederick A., Jr., and Howell Cobb, live at 
2630 Walton Way, Augusta. 


ED EATMAN lives at 205 Shady Circle 
Drive, Rocky' Mount, N. C, where he is a 

EDWIN L.) is teaching in a private school 
for girls in Baltimore, Md., where her own 
daughter is a student. Her address is 
Apartment D 1, Greenwich Gardens, Old 
Frederick Road, Baltimore 29, Md. 

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HAM BOONE, '37, who live on Wilson 
Street in Durham, have three daughters, 
Susanne, Lizette, and little Martha Maynard, 
born December 5. 


DR. FRASER B. (BOB) DREW, A.M., is a 
professor of English at the State University 
of New York College for Teachers, Buffalo, 
N. Y. An A.B. graduate of the University 
of Vermont, he has done graduate work at 
Trinity College in Connecticut, Canisius Col- 
lege, Syracuse University and the University 
of Buffalo where he received his Ph.D. this 
June. His address is 25 Colonial Circle, 
Buffalo 22, N. Y. 


BURY J.) makes her home at 1410 Golf 
Club Lane, Clarksville, Tenn. She has one 

LL.B. '39, and his family live at 733 Mag- 
nolia Street in Winston-Salem while he is 
employed by the Veterans Administration 
there as an adjudicator. A picture of the 
Maxwell's son, Scott Etheridge Maxwell, 
who was born on August 3, 1950, is on the 
Sons and Daughters page this month. 


The wedding of POLLY BARNWELL and 
J. ALBERT SOUTHERN, '50, was solem- 
nized at Duke University Chapel April 19. 
For the past three years, Poll}- held the 
position of House Counselor on the staff of 
the Duke Woman's College, and at present 


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she is the holder of a graduate scholarship 
in the Department of Education. Al is also 
an alumnus of Moravian College, Bethlehem, 
Pa., and the University of Georgia, and has 
done graduate work at Boston University, 
and the New School for Social Research, 
N. Y. He holds the position of psychom- 
etrist of the Bureau of Testing and Guid- 
ance at Duke. They are making their home 
at the Poplar Apartments in Durham. 
and MRS. HOLLISTER, a special student 
at Duke in 1946-47, have announced the 
adoption on February 15 of a son, Fredwin 
Michael, who was born November 29, 1951. 
Bill is a doctor at Moore County Hospital, 
Pinehurst, N. C. 


Star Route, Gordonsville, Va., with her three 
children, George, Jr., Gary Brooks and Mar- 
garet Lynn, while her husband, CAPTAIN 
GEORGE E. BOKINSKY, '42, is serving 
with the United States Army in Europe as 
hospital management officer of the American 

B.S.N., ED HABBERSETT, '42, and their 
three children, Lorelle 3, Gary 6, and Linda 
8, make their home on Valley Road, Wawa, 
Pa., just 17 miles west of Philadelphia. 
Ed, his father and his uncle are partners 
in Habbersett Brothers, manufacturers of 
sausage and scrapple. 

LeROY A. SCOTT, '39, B.D. '42, and 
3819 West First Street, in Winston-Salem, 





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N. C, where he is a Methodist minister. 
The3' have four children, Julia Ann 8, David 
6, Paul 3, and Ruth 1. The Scotts have 
also lived in Concord, N. O, and Misen- 
heimer, N. O, where LeRoy has held pas- 


CLYDE R. CRAVEN, '40, A.M. '48, and 
their home at 504 Knollwood Drive, Falls 
Church, Va. Phoebe, who received the 
M.A. degree from Boston University, for- 
merly was an English instructor at North 
Carolina State College, and is now an 
analyst for the Department of Defense. 
BETH RAMSEY KELLEY, '42, live at 
2808 East 27th Place, Tulsa, Okla. They 
have two children, Ann 4% and Carolyn 1. 
Jim is engaged in the private practice of 
plastic and reconstructive surgery. 
The ED B. BASKINS, who live at Wood- 
side Farm in Bishopville, S. C, have three 
children, Mary Anne, 9; Ed, Jr. (Nicky), 
7; and Gist Gee, 4, whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters page this month. Mrs. 
Baskin is the former CLARIBEL GEE. 
band, Dr. Grayson S. Waldrop, and their 
three children live at 3005 Eton Road in 
Raleigh, N. C. A picture of Virginia and 
the children, Lynda, Van, and Lee, is on the 
Sons and Daughters page this month. 


LEY GELL was made PACD Director of 
Plans at Hickham Field, Hawaii. He went 
to Hickham Field in 1950 as assistant dep- 
uty C/S, Theater of Activities, PACD, from 
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., where he 
attended Air Command and Staff School. 
During World War II he was commander 
of a heavy bombardment squadron in Eng- 
land with the Eighth Air Force. He has 
also served with MATS Headquarters, Wash- 
ington, D. C.j in the Operations and Plans 
Division, and was deputy CO and Director 
of Operations of a special missions unit, the 
"Brass. Hats," Air Transport Command, at 
Washington National Airport, Washington, 
D. C. At the present time, "Wes" and Mrs. 
Gell and their two daughters, Pamela 7 
and Wendy 4, live on the base at Hickham 

MAN and ART HOFFMAN, '42, of 775 
Main Street, Glen Ellyn, 111., have two 
children, Araminta 9 and Arthur, Jr., almost 
1. Art is a salesman, for Camcar Screw 
and Manufacturing Corporation. 
NOR POWELL LATIMER, '42, are living 
at 1108 Ferndale Drive, High Point, N. C, 
where Tom is head of the Library Division 
of Myrtle Desk Company. They previously 
lived in Los Angeles, Calif., where he was 
in radio and television work. The Latimers 

have three children, Sue 8, Lucy Ann 4, and 
Joy 1. 

living at 17 Ben Street, Greenville, S. C, 
B.S.E.E. '42, is serving with the United 
States Air Force. At the time he was re- 
called to service, Warren was advertising 
and sales promotion manager for General 
Electric Appliances in Atlanta, Ga. 
MacLACHLAN, JR., B.S.C.E. '42, of 16204 
Birwood Avenue, Detroit 21, Mich., have 
two children, Bill, III, 8 and Ann 3. Bill 
is an estimator and salesman for Barton- 
Malow Company, general contractors. 
A.M. '42, and JOHN N. McCLURE, B.S. 
'42, M.D. '45, of 450 Ansley Street, Decatur, 
Ga., are the parents of two children, J. N., 
Ill, 7y 2) and David Stanley 3y 2 . A resident 
surgeon at Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., 
John plans to begin private practice July 1. 
PRENTIS, B.D., and Mrs. Prentis have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Robert Edward, 
on March 19. They are living in Kassel, 
Germany, where Ed is on duty with the 
United States Army. 

JEAN SAWYERS and Dr. T. K. Dar- 
rough, Jr., who were united in marriage 
February 16 at the Beckley Presbyterian 
Church, Beckley, W. Va., are making their 
home at 426 West Hunting Towers, Alex- 
andria, Va. Dr. Darrough, an alumnus of 
Wake Forest College and Emory University 
Dental College, is a dentist in Alexandria. 
A daughter, Margaret Alice, was born April 
16 to Mr. and MRS. H. L. WILSON 
(PRISCILLA GRAY), who reside at 39 
Farmhaven Avenue, Iselin, N. J. 


WARD PIERCE BROWN, '43, who live at 
121 Galveston Street, S.W., Washinton 20, D. 
C, have two sons, Ross Edward and Lyle 
Pierce. Edith writes that she has recently 
been helping at a co-operative play center. 
BANKS R. CATES, JR., '42, M.D. '44, 
B.S.N. '45, and their three children, Anne 
Elizabeth, Banks R., Ill, and Thomas Rob- 
inson, make their home at 2833 Sunset Drive, 
Charlotte, N. C. Banks is engaged in the 
private practice of internal medicine. 

McClelland Chester are living at 

1918 West Lunt, in Chicago 26, 111., where 
he is an attorney associated with the firm 
of Adams and Burdett and is also super- 
visor of the legal department of the Illi- 
nois Department of Revenue. Chuck re- 
ceived the LL.B. degree from the University 
of Illinois Law School. Carol obtained her 
master's degree in English from the Uni- 
versity of Illinois and taught English there 
and at MaeMurray College. They have two 
sons, Charles Ronald 7% and Malcolm Paul 

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ARTHUR M. DALTON, '42, M.D. '44, prac- 
tices pediatrics in Toledo, Ohio. He and 
TON, and their three sons live at 2438 
Berdan Avenue, Toledo 13. 
WILLIAM R. GRIFFITH, B.S.O.E., is vice- 
president and general manager of J. J. 
Pandapas and Associates, Inc., general con- 
tractors. He and BEVERLY DYKES 
GRIFFITH, '44, and their three daughters, 
Beverly Carol 5, Diane Lynne 2%, and 
Elaine Russell, who has not reached her first 
birthday, live at 422 Hopkins Street, Nar- 
rows, Va. 

CARL HORN, JR., '42, LL.B. '47, is a part- 
ner in the law firm of Shannonhouse, Bell 
and Horn, in Charlotte, N. C. He and MRS. 
their year-old son, Carl Horn, III, live at 
1204 Princeton Avenue, in Charlotte. 
The address of ANNE MORTIMER LOM- 
'43, is 12 Grandview Avenue, Danbury, 
Conn. They have two children, Marianne 
4, and Joan Lorraine, almost 2. 
a dental degree from the University of Penn- 
sylvania Dental School and is practicing 
dentistry in association with Dr. A. Ross 
Crane in West Chester, Pa. Walton and 
two sons, Walton Eric and Peder Ned. 
They live at 704 Owen Road, West Chester. 
RUARK and FRANK RUARK, '43, of 1819 
Linden Street, Des Plaines, 111., have two 
children, Mary Grace, 3, and Bartram 
Stiffler, 4. Frank is an insurance broker 
with Equitable Life Insurance Company in 

JACK HARPER was called back into serv- 
ice last October as Capt. J. R. Harper. 
When he was sent to Ft. Meade, his wife, 
the former HELEN MINER, '43, and their 
two sons, Bobby, aged 5, and Douglas, 10 
months (see Sons and Daughters page) 
joined him. Their address is Apt. 1922-C, 
Meade Heights, Ft. Meade, Md. 
Little three- and-a-half -year -old "Cathy" 
Fletcher, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters page, came with her parents, 
THOMAS P. FLETCHER, for the Tenth- 
Year Reunion. The Fletchers live at 26701 
Normandy Road in Bay Village, Ohio, while 
Tom is a radio announcer with Station 
WHK in Cleveland. 

RANS (MRS. DAVID J.) writes that she 
and her family plan to move from Colonial 
Farms, Middlebush, N. J., to Wilmington, 
Del., before the end of the summer. A 
picture of the Torrans' two daughters, Mary 
Virginia, 4%, and Margaret (Peggy), 2%, 
is on the Sons and Daughters page of this 


LOR), '47, of 16661 Strathmoor Avenue, 
Detroit 35, Mich., have two children, Sarah , 
Margaret and Sidney William, III. 
J. ROBERT HOTTEL is with the Pontiac 
Motor Division in Albany, N. Y., and lives 
at 243 Second Avenue with his family. He 
and Mrs. Hottel have a small daughter, Ann 
Louise, who was 13 months old when the 
picture on the Sons and Daughters page 
this month was made. 

'44 - 

EPH MACK) and Mr. Wells of 515 Maple 
Avenue, New Martinsville, W. Va., an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Joseph Bradford, 
on April 1. They also have a year-old 
daughter, Ann. 

R.N. and B.S.N. '44, have a two-year-old 
daughter, Kathy; whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters page this month. The 
Fetters live at 803 Demerius Street, Apt. 
H-2, Durham, while "Butz" is taking train- 
ing in Pathology at Duke Hospital. 


SIDNEY W. SMITH, JR., '43, LL.B. '48, 

NATHY, M.D. B.S.M. '49, have announced 
the birth of a son, Robert Shields, Jr., on 
March 27. While Bob is serving with the 
Army Medical Corps in Korea, Rosalind is 
making her home with her parents at 3437 
Dover Road, Hope Valley, Durham. 
CHESTER) and Mr. Dillon have announced 
the birth of a son, Todd Alexander, on 
March 29. Carol writes that they also have 
a new home at 7341 Falmouth Road in Kan- 
sas City 13, Mo. 

FERGUSON, '47, live at 164 Colony Road, 
Silver Spring, Md. They have announced 
the birth of a daughter, Linda Anne, on 
March 10. 

Announcement has been received of the 
arrival on March 21 of David Milton Henry 
to Mr. and MRS. MILTON C. HENRY 
(MARTHA NICHOLSON), 207 W. Jeffer- 
son Street, Morganton, N. C. 
'45, M.D. '47, is serving in the United States 
CHAMPION), R.N. '47, and their three 
children, Donna Robertson, Gregory Mann 
and Catherine Rand, born November 8, 
1951, are living at 210 Lincoln Avenue, 
Kannapolis, N. C. 

The marriage of SOPHIA M. POWELL to 
Mr. Albert Eugene Wolfe took place Feb- 
ruary 2 in an Army Chapel in Sehwabach, 
Germany. Mr. Wolfe, of Dennison, Ohio, 
attended Ohio State University and is now 
Warrant Officer, Junior Grade, with Counter 
Intelligence Corps in Suttgart, Germany, 
where the couple is making their home. 

Sophia, formerly a hostess at the Service 
Club in Sehwabach, is employed by the 
government to write a service club manual. 
(MRS. ROBERT) and her husband, who 
have recently moved to 2711 24th Street, 
Lubbock, Texas, are the parents of three 
children. Their youngest, a son, Craig Mor- 
gan, was born September 25, 1951. 
A son, Michael Frederic Ziegler, was born 
Aprii 15 to MR. and Mrs. SIDNEY ZIEG- 
LER. They live at 22 Sheridan Avenue, 
Mt. Vernon, N. Y., where Sidney is asso- 
ciated with the Ziegler Desk Company. 
933 West Park Avenue in Tallahassee, 
Florida. Dr. Dillingham, Ph.D. '50, teaches 
economics at Florida State University. Mrs. 
Dillingham is the former MARJORIE CAR- 
TER, who taught at Duke before her mar- 
riage. A picture of their young son, Rob- 
bie, is on the Sons and Daughters page of 
this issue. 


B.S.M.E., who is serving as an engineering 
officer in the United States Navy was pre- 
viously a research engineer with the DuPont 
rayon plant in Waynesboro, Va. He and 
his wife have two daughters, Deborah Irene 
3%, and Donna Paige 1%. Their address 
is 1555 Ohio Street, Waynesboro, Va. 
B.S.E.E. '47, is an electrical engineer for 
the Tennessee Valley Authority. He and 
Mrs. Cudworth live at 226 Montview Apart- 
ments, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

We are members by 
invitation of the 

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the only Durham Funeral Home 
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June, 1952 


B.S.M.E., is serving in the United States 
Navy. A resident of 6818 Kindred Street, 
Philadelphia 24, Pa., he previously worked 
for General Engineering Research Corpora- 
tion and the De Laval Steam Turbine Com- 

JOSEPH FRISCH, B.S.M.E., is an assistant 
professor of engineering design at the Uni- 
versity of California. He and Mrs. Friseh 
live at 2339 Parker Street, Berkeley 4, 

BARBARA GOSFORD, who is a member of 
the Revlon College Board, Revlon Products 
Corporation, lives at 415 West 23rd Street, 
Apartment 14 F, New York, N. Y. She 
formerly worked as a laboratory technician 
for Lederle Laboratories, as a research 
assistant for the Warner Institute for 
Therapeutic Research, and as an assistant 
to the director of I.S.M. in Milan, Italy. 
Miss Virginia Hageman and GEORGE C. 
HOFMEISTER, B.S. '46, B.S.C.E. '47, who 
were married April 19 at the Birmingham 
Congregational Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
stopped in Durham to visit on their way 
home from a Florida honeymoon. Their 
address is 5366 Keeport Drive, Apartment 
K-16, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

The marriage of Miss Gloria Robinson and 
III, took place in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 
26, and they are living in Apartment 21 B, 
Manheim Gardens, Manheim and Schuyler, 
Philadelphia 44, Pa. On their way home 
from a Florida honeymoon, they stopped in 
Durham to visit. 

ALVIN R. MURPHY, JR., B.S.M.E., whose 
address is Box 1387, Winter Haven, Fla., 
is district engineer for Wallace and Tier- 
nan Company, Inc. He is married and has 
two children, Michael Brian and Catherine 

'47, and Mrs. Muscheck of 1435 Sunny Hill 
Lane, Haverton, Pa., have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Carol Diane, on May 
9. They also have a young son. 
DOUGLAS SOTO, B.S.C.E., is a civil engi- 
neer and manager of Arguedas. Dobles. 
Soto, Ltd. His address is P. O. Box 920, 
San Jose, Costa Rica. 

The address of ROY J. TRUMBULL, 
B.S.E.E., and Mrs. Trumbull is Box 109, 
Mount Tabor, N. J. Roy is an engineer 
for American Telephone and Telegraph 
Company in New York. 

B.S.M.E., was recalled to active duty in 
April and sent to Gunnery Ordnance School 
in Washington. Prior to this, he was an 
industrial engineer with Eastman Kodak Co. 
in Rochester. He and Mrs. Geier have a two- 
year-old son, James Stephen, whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters page this 
month. Their permanent address is 294 
Hartsdale Rd., Rochester 9, N. Y. 


SNYDER BILES, '49, make their home at 

1301 Girard Street, Akron, Ohio. Bedford 
is district manager of the Roadway Express 

ARTHUR P. COOLEY, B.D., live in Union 
Level, Va., where Art is a minister of the 
Methodist church. They have a young 
daughter, Charlotte Anne. 
The address of WERNER L. JAKOB, 
son, Craig Parke, is in care of Colonel A. B. 
Custis, Navajo Ordnance Depot, Flagstaff, 
Ariz. Werner recently completed work to- 
ward the M.S. degree as a research fellow 
in entomology at Rutgers University. While 
living in New Brunswick, N. J., Eleanor 
was a nurse in pediatrics at St. Peters Gen- 
eral Hospital. 

PARKS McCOMB KING, JR., is an agent 
for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany. He and MRS. KING (MARGARET 
RODWELL) and their daughter, Nancy 
Rodwell, live at 2040 Coniston Place, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

newspaper promotion man and reporter for 
The Evening Star Newspaper Company in 
Washington, D. C. He and MRS. MeDOW- 
ELL (MILDRED BOWEN), '47, reside at 
3101 Hawthorne Street, N.W., Washington, 
D. C. They have two daughters, Patricia 
Bowen and Janet Ruth. 

DONALD M. ROSS, B.S.M.E., is a chief 
estimator for Crown Cork and Seal Co., Inc., 
in Baltimore, Md., and his wife, ANN HUN- 
TER ROSS, '48, is working as a chemist 
for Penniman and Browne, Inc. They make 
their home at 7110 Wardman Road, Balti- 
more 12. 

WALTER T. SCOTT, JR., is an insurance 
adjuster for Ohio Casualty Insurance Com- 
pany. He and Mrs. Scott, the former Mary 
Alice Wineland, who live at 563 Daytona 
Parkway, Daytona 6, Ohio, have a three- 
year-old son, Thomas Jeffrey. 

JOHN S. WISE, B.S.M.E. '49, who re- 
ceived his Master of Science degree from 
Northwestern 's Institute of Technology in 
1950, is now a Research Fellow at Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute where he is doing re- 
search in the Department of Mechanics and 
working toward a Ph.D. in applied mechan- 
ics. He and his wife, the former DOROTHY 
HEBBLE, have one son, John, Jr., whose 
picture is on the Sons and Daughters page. 
Their address is 24 Detroit Drive, Rensse- 
laerwyck, Troy, N. Y. 

FAGAN FUCHS are the proud parents of 
three-year-old Julie, whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters page this month. 
The Fuchs live at 2407 Patria Street in 
Winston-Salem, N. C, while Francis works 
for the Western Electric Co. as an indus- 
trial engineer. 

(JAMIE BRANCH) announce the arrival 
of a daughter, Virginia (Jenny) Branch 
Wright, on February 26. A picture of their 
eighteen-months-old daughter, Chris, is on 
the Sons and Daughters page. The Wrights 

are living at 470 Stonewall in Memphis, 
Tenn., where Mr. Wright, an engineering 
graduate of the University of Tennessee, is 
with the Sand W. Construction Co. 
Little Linda Ruth Cowell, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters page of this 
issue, is the daughter of CAROLYN JOHN- 
SON COWELL and Marvin J. Cowell, Jr. 
The Cowells live at 701 Sycamore Street in 
Rocky Mount, N. C. 


A B.Ed, graduate of Toledo University, 
NANCY LEE BOYER is enjoying teach- 
ing art in the Bentley Junior and Senior 
High School, Hubbard Road, Livonia, Mich. 
Her address is 935 Dewey Road, Ann Arbor, 

ALICE MARTIN CAREY is teaching sci- 
ence at Salem High School in Morganton, 
N. C, while her husband, CHARLES M. 
CAREY, M.F. '49, is a wood technologist 
in the research department of Drexel Furni- 
ture Company. They live at 201 Jefferson 
Street, Morganton. 

JR., is counter salesman and purchasing 
agent for Indiana Wheel and Rim Company. 
LINE, '50, and their two children, Frederick 
W., Ill, and Sandra Lee, live at 2950 North 
Centennial Street, Indianapolis 22, Ind. 
staff nurse at University Hospital, Univer- 
sity of Iowa. She and RICHARD T. FAR- 
RIOR, M.D. '49, are making their home at 
312 East Davenport Street, Iowa City, 

WILLIAM S. HODGES is a chief pharma- 
cist in the United States Army Medical De- 
partment, and is stationed at the Station 
Hospital, Fort Bragg, N. C. He attended 
the University of Tennessee School of 
Pharmacy before entering service as a 

REYS, JR., a graduate of the University 
of Maryland School of Medicine, is serving 
in the United States Air Force Medical 
Corps, stationed at Wheeler Sack Air Base, 
Watertown, N. Y. Previously he served in 
Japan and Korea. The permanent address 
for Charles and his wife is 4508— 38th 
Street, N.W., Washington 16, D. C. 
WILLIAM E. JOSEY, III, is a third-year 
student at the Medical College of Georgia, 
and is living at 2412 Central Avenue, Au- 
gusta, Ga. Mrs. Josey is an alumna of St. 
Mary's Junior College in Raleigh, and the 
Woman's College of the University of North 

'48, is serving as a lieutenant in the United 
States Air Force. Meanwhile, Mrs. Me- 
Williams and their year-old son, Michael J., 
are living at 1005 Grandview Street, Scran- 
ton, Pa. 

LEONARD RUDLIN, B.S., who received the 
M.S. degree from Western Reserve Univer- 
sity, is a physicist for the Bureau of Stand- 



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ards, Washington 25, D. C. He and BAB- 
live at 8301 Garland Avenue, Takoma Park, 

The permanent home address of DOEOTHY 
R.N., is 543 5th Street, N.W., Hickory, N. 
C. However, while her husband is serving 
as a lieutenant in the TJ. S. Air Poree, they 
are living at 1419 Walnut Gardens, Cedar 
Falls, Iowa. 


NEWLIN ASHMORE, B.N., B.S.N., is liv- 
ing at 1819 Lyon Street, Apartment 1, San 
Francisco, Calif., and is associated with the 
Stanford University Hospitals, Stanford 
University School of Medicine. 
in marriage April 19 at the First Presby- 
terian Church in Durham. They are making 
their home at Greenwood Terrace, Country 
Club Homes, Ealeigh, N. C. 

'50 ■■ 

LAWRENCE K. GESSNEB, whose home 
address is 1382 Park Avenue, Plainfield, 
N. J., is working with Smith, Barney and 
Company, 14 Wall Street, New York 5, N. Y. 
EOBEET E. KLEES has recently been ap- 
pointed assistant to the advertising man- 
agers of the Bakelite Company, Union Car- 
bide and Carbon Corporation. He and his 
'51, live at 51 Grover Lane, West Caldwell, 
N. J. 

(MRS. RICHARD J.) and her husband re- 
side at 515 North 68th Street, Omaha, Neb. 
OLD B. THOMPSON were married April 
5 at Central Presbyterian Church, Mont- 
clair, N. J. They are now living in Rocky 
Mount, N. C, where Harold is connected 
with General Motors Acceptance Corporation. 


BARBARA JEAN BOYEE and Lieutenant 
Samuel Wilson Murphy, Jr., United States 
Marine Corps Eeserve, were married Feb- 
ruary 2 in the Mount Vernon Place Meth- 
odist Church Chapel of Washington, D. C. 
Lt. Murphy is an alumnus of Wesleyan 
University, Conn., and Harvard Law School. 
They are making their home at 103 South 
La Senda, Three Arch Bay, South Laguna, 
Calif., while Lt. Murphy is stationed at 
Camp Pendleton. 

Announcement has been received of the mar- 
riage on February 16 of Miss Evelyn Joyce 
2312 S.W. 4th Street, Miami 35, Fla. 
GEOEGE D. BUSHNELL, of 989 Cherry 
Street, Winnetka, 111., is associated with 
Tatham-Laird, advertising agency. As sec- 
retary-treasurer of the Duke Chicago Alumni 

Association, he is working with the other 
officers to make this one of our most active 

JACK EISAMAN, B.S.C.E., and Mrs. Eisa- 
man became the proud parents of a baby 
daughter, Martha Helen, on March 29. 
They live on Montmarenci Eoad, Eidgwav. 

ing at 5 West 63rd Street, New York 23, 
N. Y., and is working with Price Water- 
house and Company. 

Allan Hardenbrook Toole, Jr., who were 
united in marriage November 24, 1951, in 
Spokane, Wash., are now living at South 
927 Adams Street, Spokane. 
EDWAED J. SULLIVAN of 1422 Duplin 
Eoad, Ealeigh, N. C, have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Beine Marie, on March 

Miss Betty Gregg Lloyd and THOMAS 
HOYLE SWOFFOED were married Decem- 
ber 23, 1951, at a ceremony conducted at 
Glenwood Methodist Church, Greensboro, N. 
C. Mrs. Swofford works in the library at 
Duke, and Tom is a student in the Duke 
Divinity School. They are living at 819 
Third Street, Durham. 



Larry E. Newsom, '91, of Lucama, N. 
C, is deceased. He is survived by Mrs. 

CHARLES W.),'08 

Laura Reeves Smith (Mrs. Charles 
W.), '08, of Leicester, N. C, is deceased 
it has been learned recently in the Alumni 

J. B. CATHEY, '15 

J. B. Cathey, '15, who made his home 
at 647 Poplar Street, Spartanburg, S. C, 
ia deceased, according to information re- 
cently obtained by the Alumni Office. 


William Avery Loftin, '19, passed away 
on February 21. He is survived by his 


James Evans Blades, '23, who for many 
years was secretary-treasurer of the Nor- 
folk and Carolina Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company and the Norfolk and 
Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Com- 

pany of Virginia, died April 9 at Eliza- 
beth City, N. C. 

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. 
Mamie S. Blades, his father, Dr. L. S. 
Blades, and three brothers, C. C. Blades, 
'20, M. W. Blades, '24, and L. S. Blades, 
Jr., '28. 


James R. Winstead, '29, passed away 
on May 8. 


Fay Finley, '50, was killed in an auto- 
mobile accident in Washington, D. C, on 
May 17. She had been doing government 
work in Washington for the last year and 
a half and had previously been employed 
as a guide by the Liggett and Myers To- 
bacco Company in Durham. 

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. E. B. Finley of 2105 Crystal Springs 
Avenue, Roanoke, Va., and one brother, 
E. B. Finley, Jr., who is a student at 

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(Continued from page 133) 
next reunion which they hope to hold in 
the fall of 1953. You will be hearing 
from Talmage Peele, the Secretary, some- 
time soon. 

Have you bought your football tickets? 
If not, we suggest you send in your order 
in the immediate future. This year's is 
one of the best home schedules we have 
had in a long time. We are certain you 
will not want to miss any of the home 
games. Also, Homecoming on November 
1, the day of the Duke-Georgia Tech 


he duke campus is like a three-ring 
circus or a beehive. The Science Teach- 
ers are going to convene soon; the Edu- 
cation Department folks are discussing 
ways and means Duke University may co- 
operate more fully in the program of 
education in North Carolina; the Person- 
nel Conference will meet later in the 
summer; and the Math Institute, which 
has become an important part of the 
University's summer program, will be 
held in August. If you are interested in 
any of these programs and would like in- 
formation about them, please write us. 

The Alumni Register will not be pub- 
lished during the months of July and 
August, but the next issue will reach you 
about September 1. This is a move to 

June, 1952 


strengthen the publication. The number 
of issues annually will be reduced from 
12 to 10, and the 10 issues will have an 
average of 32 pages instead of 28. We 
believe the Register will be more inter- 
esting and will render a greater service 
to its readers and to the University by 
this change. 

Commencement Address 

(Continued from page 138) 
quick and brilliant success to plunge us 
into the depths of gloom and despair. 
We should never for a moment under- 
estimate the strength of our geographical 
position, the unrivalled might of our in- 
dustrial system, the immense strength of 
our political unity, and the impressive 
skills of our scientific and technological 
specialists. It is good, of course, to be 
forewarned as well as forearmed, but we 
must keep some perspective in estimating 
our dangers. When I talk with people 
who are pessimistic about the number of 
alleged Communists in this country, or 
the dangers of an atomic attack 'from 
Russia, I often wonder what these people 
would do if, for example, thev were citi- 
zens of France, where the Communist vote 
has been as high as thirty per cent of the 
total, or if they were citizens of a tiny 
Norway or Denmark- almost next door to 
the land of the Soviets. The courage of 
our European allies should be an object 
lesson to all of us when we tend to fall 
into the dismal luxury of fatalism and 

All that I have commented upon with 
respect to the field of foreign policy ap- 
plies with equal force to our responsibil- 
ities in domestic affairs. Here, too, we 
have equal need for calmness, balanced 
judgment and historical perspective. 

* * s * 

What I am trying to say to those of 
you who today are to be graduated from 
this great institution is that you have been 
given this priceless opportunity, not only 
for yourselves but in behalf of the wel- 
fare of our entire nation as well. You 
may lead happy and rich lives, but you 
will be derelict to your civic responsibil- 
ities and betrayers of a national trust if 
you do not evidence by precept and ex- 
ample objectivity in weighing public 
issues, firmness in adhering Lo basic prin- 
ciples, and resoluteness in insisting upon 
integrity in your own lives as well as in 
those of your officers who hold our col- 
lective welfare in trust. You must show 
that you understand that patience is not 
always weakness, that complex problems 
are never simple, and that glittering gen- 
eralities are never a substitute for sober 

thought. Your attitudes on these matters 
are important in themselves because you 
are all citizens; they are also important 
for the effect which they will invariably 
have on others with whom you will be 
daily in contact. 

For you, as for all of us, the price of 
liberty is not merely eternal vigilance; it 
is also eternal wisdom. 

Baccalaureate Sermon 

(Continued from, page 139) 
many people seem to do well without it, 
especially in public life. But every man 
pays the piper sooner or later, whether 
he be a citizen or an army general. And 
I believe that sooner or later Bob Ruark 
is going to get Bill O'Dwyer back to New 
York or before a congressional committee ! 

We have missed the mark in believing 
that truth is not important any more. 
The lie seems now to be accepted as a 
part of international language and agree- 
ment. Cynically we ask "What is truth" 
and some day, perhaps too late, we will 
know that truth is that which stands 

We have missed the mark in belittling 
the marriage vows and degrading the 
American home. Men scoff at Christian 
monogomy without realizing that it too 
has evolved from man's trial of all other 
methods for the propogation of the race 
and stands today as the only form of 
cohabitation between the sexes that in- 
sures the sanctity of the home and the 
complete well being of little children. 

We have missed the mark in giving our- 
selves to Little and petty causes. Dr. 
Clovis Chappell tells of a boy who saw 
a rabbit floating down a flood swollen 
river on a pile of lumber. "I'm going to 
get that rabbit," said the boy. And he 
got in a boat, rowed out, caught the rab- 
bit, bashed his head against the lumber, 
and started back. A surge of the torrent 
caught the boat and the boy was drowned. 
The next day, when they found his body, 
somebody pulled the dead rabbit from in- 
side the boy's shirt and said, "This is 
what he gave his life for." And this poor 
old world today is full of men and women 
who are giving their lives to rabbit causes. 

The Apostle Paul was one of the wisest 
of all men. He was giving some of the 
finest advice he ever gave when in writing 
to the Christian people of Philippi he 
lifted up the vital virtues and said 
"Think on these things." I commend 
those same vital virtues to you. 


(Continued from page 149) 
ena found elsewhere, comparative folklore. 
The combination brings forth one of the 

largest and most complete collections of 
folklore from a single state, edited by the 
best available scholars from North Caro- 
lina and elsewhere. 

Volume I is a miscellany, including 
games and accompanying rhymes, riddles, 
proverbs, folk speech, tales and legends, 
beliefs and customs. Each section is 
prefaced with an introduction by its spe- 
cial editor and, when appropriate, con- 
cludes with a bibliography and index. 
Every volume contains four or more wood 
engravings by Clare Leighton. 

Volume II of Dr. Brown's Folklore Col- 
lection contains the various versions of the 
ballads collected throughout the state. 
They are classified as the Older Ballads — 
mostly British, Native American Ballads, 
and North Carolina Ballads. A full in- 
dex and table of contents makes for easy 
reference, while editors' notes give in- 
formative background incidental to each 

Northern New Jersey 

Officers elected by Duke alumni in 
Northern New Jersey to serve during the 
coming year are Charles A. Lynn, '41, 
New Brunswick, president; Charlotte 
Fariss, '47, Summit, vice-president; Eliza- 
beth Brooks Ballin (Mrs. John L.), '47, 
Upper Montclair, secretary; and C. E. 
Villanueva, '48, LL.B. '51, East Orange, 

Mrs. Ballin reported a new idea for 
bolstering the club treasury. At a dance 
on June 13 a copy of "Songs of Duke 
University," the new Glee Club-Band- 
Choir album, was raffled off. It was an 
evening of entertainment for all who 

Any, newcomers to Northern New Jer- 
sey area are asked to contact the club 

Detroit and Chicago — Notice 

If tentative plans materialize, Charles 
A. Dukes, director of Alumni Affairs, 
will be in Chicago on July 18 and De- 
troit on July 21. He will hold informal 
meetings which will give alumni an op- 
portunity to ask questions about Duke. 
More information will be forthcoming by 


Officers elected March 5 by Duke 
alumni in Columbus and Bladen counties, 
N. C, to serve for the coming year are 
W. Avery Thompson, '19, Hallsboro, 
president; J. C. Smith, '37, Franklin, 
vice-president; P. C. Townsent, Jr., 
Whiteville, secretary-treasurer; and Fran- 
ces Sledge Davis (Mrs. M. Byrne), 
Whiteville, alumnae representative. 


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JUNE, 1952 


Future Training Conference Highlights '52 Summer 

Many School People Gather to Commemorate 100th Birthday of Normal College 

Commemorating the 100th anni- 
versary of teaching training in the 
South, the Conference on the Prep- 
aration of School Personnel was held 
at Duke from June 24-26. 

The conference indicated a trend 
toward emphasis on general educa- 
tion for teachers. There was a wide- 
spread recognition of the need for 
some changes in teacher certification 
and teacher training requirements. 
A closer cooperation between prin- 
cipals and teachers, liberal arts col- 
leges and public schools was also 
stressed in the three-day session. 

In 1851, Duke, then Normal Col- 
lege, was chartered by North Carolina 
to grant degrees in teacher training. 
It was the first college in the South 
to award such a diploma, and the first 
graduates were produced at the 1853 

More than 250 outstanding edu- 
cators from public schools and lib- 
eral arts colleges in North Carolina 
and neighboring states came to Duke 
for the conference. 

Key Speakers and Panels 

The key speakers were Dean Theo- 
dore C. Blegen of the University of 
Minnesota Graduate School and Dean 
Francis Keppel of the Harvard Grad- 
uate School of Education. Other 
notable participants were Clyde A. 
Erwin, State Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction (who recently suffered 
a fatal heart attack) ; D. Hiden 
Ramsey, vice-president of the Ashe- 
ville Citizen-Times Company and 
member of the State Board of Edu- 

cation; Clarence D. Douglas '20, con- 
troller, State Department of Public 
Instruction; and Dr. Paul M. Gross, 
vice-president of Duke University. 

On four panel discussions which 
took place during the three-day ses- 
sion, principal speakers were : Elmer 
H. Garinger, superintendent, Char- 
lotte City Schools; Claude Grigg '21, 
A.M. '29, superintendent, Albemarle 
City Schools; B. L. Smith '16, A.M. 
'37, superintendent, Greensboro City 
Schools ; A. B. Gibson '26, superin- 
tendent, Laurinburg City Schools ; 
Dr. William H. Cartwright, chair- 
man, Duke Education Department ; 
Dr. Francis E. Bowman, Duke Eng- 
lish Department ; Dr. Clarence Schett- 
ler, Duke Sociology Department; and 
Dr. Paul J. Kramer, Duke Botany 

Tuesday afternoon, to open the 
Conference, a reception for visiting 
educators was given by Charles E. 
Jordan, vice-president of the Univer- 
sity, and Mrs. Jordan. At the open- 
ing session Tuesday night, President 
Edens gave the welcoming address 
and Dean Blegen spoke on "Toward 
a Common Front." 

Views on Teacher Training 

Dean Blegen asserted: "The time 
has come in American education for 
the scholars of subject-matter special- 
ization and those who profess pro- 
fessional education to seek common 
ground." Although there is a great 
deal of specialization in other fields, 
Dr. Blegen said, "we need urgently, 
in school and college alike, to forward 

broad understanding shared by mil- 
lions, to make meaningful the basic 
forces of our civilization, past and 
present. Our society needs both 
specialization in skills and integra- 
tion of knowledge." 

"How does the changing purpose 
of the high school affect teacher edu- 
cation?" was the subject of a panel 
discussion held Tuesday with Dr. 
Cartwright and Mr. Garinger as the 
principal speakers. Three additional 
panel discussions led by Mr. Smith, 
Dr. Schettler, and M. E. Young; Mr. 
Gibson, and Dr. Kramer; and Mr. 
Grigg and Dr. Bowman all debated on 
the subject of broad teacher educa- 

Hiden Ramsey, in an address given 
Wednesday, stressed the importance 
of contributions of private colleges 
and universities in keeping North 

Dr. Sydnor Named Dean 

Dr. Charles S. Sydnor, chair- 
man of the history department, 
has been appointed to succeed Dr. 
Paul M. Gross as dean of the Grad- 
uate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Dr. Sydnor has been on the Duke 
faculty since 1936. A visiting pro- 
fessor at Harvard this summer, he 
will take over his new position in 
September. Dr. Sydnor will re- 
tain his position as chairman of 
the history department. 

Dr. Gross has been vice-president 
in the education division and dean 
of the Graduate School since 1950. 


Six faculty members who are retiring this summer are: Dr. A. M. Proctor, after 29 years with the Education De- 
partment; Professor W. W. Rankin, of the Mathematics Department, a faculty member for 26 years; Dr. and Mrs. 
Hersey Everett Spence of the Religion Department, Dr. Spence after more than 40 years and Mrs. Spence (not 
shown) after 23 years; Dr. Alban G. Widgery of the Philosophy Department, a faculty member since 1930; and 
Dr. P. A. G. Cowper of the Romance Languages Department, after 34 years of service. 

/ Carolina public schools system from 
breaking down. He said, "We all 
too often tend to minimize the contri- 
bution of private colleges to public 
schools." He also emphasized that 
teaching is not a second-rate profes- 
sion and discussed the need for well- 
trained teachers. 

Dr. Keppel 's address given Wednes- 
day afternoon was entitled "The 
Place of the Private Liberal Arts Col- 
lege and Graduate School in the Ed- 
ucation of Personnel for Positions in 
the Public Schools." Dr. Keppel 
stressed the need for enough teachers 
and high professional standards. 
"Our hope then lies in picking the 
right people, giving them intensive 
pre-service instruction, redefining 
their position within the school, and 
making them responsible for in-serv- 
ice training." Keppel proposed this 
system to try to make teachers make 
a life-time career of teaching. He 
urged better coordination between 
principals and teachers. 

In the concluding general session 
Thursday morning, Dr. Gross spoke 
on the importance of teaching in re- 
lation to other professions. He said, 
' ' We must focus as much light on the 
area of teacher training as we have 
on preparation for the other profes- 
sions. ' ' He also stated : ' ' High 
schools must have sufficient breadth 
to provide a sound basis for future 
citizenry. Much of this responsibil- 
ity must lie in the community itself 
and in its public schools." 

Summer Briefs 

Foreign Students on Campus 

Beginning July 28, 50 foreign stu- 
dents will begin an orientation course 
at Duke. The program for the stu- 
dents will be under a U. S. Govern- 
ment plan sponsored by the Institute 
of International Education on behalf 
of the U. S. State Department and 
U. S. Army. The course is designed 
to familiarize the students with 
American university life. Other uni- 
versities will hold similar programs 
for other foreign students. 

Science Teachers Convene 

The second annual Laboratory Con- 
ference for Science Teachers was 
held at Duke July 21-25. 

The 5-day course is designed to give 
elementary and high school science 
teachers experience with scientific ex- 
periments which can be done in the 
average school laboratory. 

Dr. J. H. Saylor, Duke chemistry 
professor and chairman of the Con- 
ference, said: "Scientific processes 
are becoming more and more compli- 
cated, but it is still possible for the 
teacher to demonstrate basic prin- 
ciples with simple laboratory equip- 
ment." This the Conference success- 
fully proved. 

Supply Pastors' School 

At the fourth annual session of the 
University's Accepted Supply Pas- 
tors' School held at Duke, the Rev. 
Leon Couch of Morehead City, Di- 
rector of the association, warned : 
"Supply pastors are becoming in- 

creasingly important to our churches 
today. ' ' 

' ' There is always a shortage of min- 
isters, " Reverend Couch said, "and 
without laymen-preachers many of 
the pulpits in our smaller churches 
would be silent." 

The three-week course is held each 
year to help laymen in their duties of 
supplying pulpits where ministers are 
not available. 

Although the National Council of 
Churches reports that there are al- 
ready 15,000 silent pulpits in Prot- 
estant churches, Reverend Couch as- 
serts : ' ' We are not waiting for the 
pulpits in North Carolina to fall va- 
cant. ■ The number of supply pastors 
in the state is three times as large as 
it was 25 vears ago." 

Alumnus Is Nominated 

The Republican nominee for 
Vice President of the United 
States is an alumnus of Duke Uni- 
versity, Senator Richard M. Nixon 
LL.B. '37 of California shares the 
Republican ticket with General 
Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

Senator Nixon was elected to the 
80th Congress in 1946 and again 
in 1948, the record time on both 
the Republican and Democratic 
tickets and was elected to the 
United States Senate in 1950. He 
lives in Whittier, Calif. 

A younger brother, Edward 
Nixon, a geology major, graduated 
from Duke in June and is now 
serving here as a laboratory in- 


Distinguished visitors who received 
honorary degrees at Dnke's 100th 
Commencement, talking here with 
President Edens, were, left to right, 
Dr. Harold "W. Tribble, president of 
Wake Forest College; Dr. Edgar W. 
Knight, head of the department of 
education of the University of North 
Carolina; Dr. Edens; Bishop Paul 
Neff Garber of Richmond, Va. ; and 
James A. Gray, chairman of the 
board of directors, R. J. Reynolds 
Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

Hospital Administrators Meet 

More than 100 hospital adminis- 
trators from throughout the South at- 
tended the Seventh Southern Insti- 
tute for Hospital Administrators held 
at Duke July 14-18. 

"The program is designed to meet 
the needs and interests of adminis- 
trators of the Southeast in providing 
an over-all view of hospital admin- 
istration, primarily as a basic refresh- 
er course," stated F. Ross Porter, 
Duke Hospital superintendent and 
chairman of the Institute. 

In addition to many noted speakers 
on the program, the Institute included 
field trips to North Carolina hospitals 
and visits to Duke's various clinics. 

Duke Roads Resurfaced 

Seven miles of Duke University 
roads were completely resurfaced 
during June and July. W. E. Whit- 
ford, director of Operations and 
Maintenance, said that 12 men, four 
trucks, an asphalt machine and a 
roller did the' job. The work will not 
have to be done again for seven or 
eight years. 

New Constructions 

Construction on the new adminis- 
tration and classroom building will 
be halted for nearly a month because 
of the shortage of steel caused by the 
recent steel strikes. 

Five other buildings now under 
construction at Duke are not vitally 
affected by the steel shortage because 
the structures are so nearly completed 
they no longer need steel. 

The new $1,000,000 Elizabeth P. 
Hanes home is completely finished 
and furnished. 

The new $1,540,000 Graduate 
Men's dormitory is nearly completed 
and furniture for the rooms has been 

arriving this month. It is expected 
that the building will be ready for 
occupancy in early September. The 
structure is acquiring a more nearly 
finished look with the new growth of 
grass on its lawns. 

An addition to the Physics Build- 
ing for the Van de Graaf Accelerator 
is nearly complete and is not affected 
by the steel shortage. The new wing 
to the W. P. Bell Medical Building- 
is also past the stage where steel is 
needed. The addition to the heating 
plant is also almost finished. 

Summer Theatre Gives Farce 

The Duke Summer Theatre pre- 
sented Oscar Wilde's famous farce- 
comedy, "The Importance of Being 
Earnest," July 10-12. 

The play was produced in arena 
style in Branson Building, East 
Campus. Kenneth Reardon, director 
of the Duke Players during the reg- 
ular school year, directed the play 
and also acted a role in the comedy. 

New TB Drugs Not Cure 

Dr. David T. Smith, professor of 
bacteriology at Duke University Med- 
ical School warns that in spite of the 
great steps taken toward fighting- 
tuberculosis, the disease has not yet 
been conquered. 

Dr. Smith says that the new drugs 
have "definite advantages" but no 
more is expected of them alone than 
of streptomycin. The new drugs will 
probably be most effective used in 
combination with other drugs. 

Although the newest drugs are ad- 
vantageous in that they kill most 
tubercule bacilli inside cells of the 
body it now appears that resistant 
TB germs develop against the drugs, 
Dr. Smith said. 

Voting Survey Taken 

As a result of a survey of 4,658 
voters conducted in Durham County 
and data from voting records of 
113,700 persons, Dr. Roma S. Cheek, 
of the Duke political science depart- 
ment, reports that more than 63% of 
those eligible voters of Durham, Al- 
amance, Guilford, and Orange Coun- 
ties "refused to play the game of de- 
mocracy. ' ' 

The two main reasons for non- 
voters are: "general indifference." 
and "neglect." Other lesser reasons 
were: "disbelief in women's voting," 
"insufficient legal residence," illness, 
"inadequate information about the 
election, ' ' and ' ' absence from the 

Folklore Collection Published 

The Frank C. Brown Collection of 
North Carolina Folklore has recently 
been published by the Duke Universi- 
ty Press. 

According to Press officials, the 
first three volumes of the 3,500-page 
collection were released and the re- 
maining two volumes will be pub- 
lished at a later date. 

Described as one of the largest gen- 
eral folklore collections ever to be 
amassed mainly by the efforts of one 
man, the collection is a long-sought 
goal of the late Dr. Frank C. Brown, 
Duke English Department chairman. 

Both the late Dr. Newman Ivey 
White, who died in 1948, and then 
Paull F. Baum were chosen to con- 
tinue the work after Dr. Brown's 
death in 1943. 

All materials of the collection have 
been turned over to the Duke Uni- 
versity Library for a permanent col- 


New Chairman of the Duke Universi- 
ty National Council, elected at the 
Council's Commencement meeting on 
Saturday, May 31, is Charles P. Bal- 
lenger, B.S.C.E. '36 (right). 

Retiring and newly elected Alumni 
Association presidents are W. M. 

Werber '30 and the new president, 
Richard E. Thigpen '22. 

Football Arrives Soon 

With the thermometer flirting with 
the 100-degree mark and major and 
minor league baseball just now mov- 
ing into the final half of the season, 
it might seem like a peculiar time to 
turn attention to football. But foot- 
ball is the next big event on the Uni- 
versity's sports calendar, and Coach 
Murray and his staff are already 
making plans for the coming cam- 

Blue Devil supporters, too, have 
turned their attention to the gridiron, 
the immediate problem being to get 
orders in early fOr choice seats in 
Duke Stadium. A good home sched- 
ule makes it likely that few seats will 
go begging for occupants when the 
Devils kick or receive against "Wash- 
ington and Lee (Sept, 20), Tennessee 
(Oct. 4), Georgia Tech (Nov. 1), and 
Navy (Nov. 8). 

That Georgia Tech game, the last 
of a long series, will be the 1952 
Homecoming. Tech leaves the Duke 
schedule after this year due to sched- 
ule-making difficulties within each 
teams' own conference. 

Another question already occurring 
is : How good will Duke be ? Coach 
Murray, in the typical coaching tra- 
dition, has given a conservative 
answer. But close observers can de- 
tect an optimistic note in "Smiling" 
Bill's voice. 

"Our team," the coach has de- 
clared, "will be better, but our sched- 

ule is tougher. I have faith in this 
group of boys, however, and they will 
come through and give alumni a team 
they can be proud of." 

Games away from the campus, as 
well as those upon it, bear out Coach 
Murray's assertion that the schedule 
is a tough one. Look who the Blue 
Devils meet on foreign fields. 

On Sept, 7 Duke collides with 
SMU's mighty Mustangs in Dallas, 
Texas, under the lights. On Oct. 11 
South Carolina's up-and-coming 
Gamecocks engage the Devils in Co- 
lumbia. N. C. State will be met on 
Oct. 18 at Raleigh, and Virginia will 
test Duke's capacity for revenge at 
Charlottesville on Oct. 25. Wake 
Forest and North Carolina will try 
the Blue Devils at Wake Forest and 
Chapel Hill on Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 

New Year Soon Begins 

Registration, matriculation, and 
orientation will launch the 1952-53 
academic year in September. 

Vacations for 1952-53 consist of 
one day for Thanksgiving, 15 days 
for Christmas, and 8 days for Spring, 
making Christmas the longest respite 
from studies. 

For Trinity College, the Woman's 
College, and the College of Engineer- 
ing, there will be 227 days of school, 
from September 18, when instruction 
begins, to May 28, when Spring final 
examinations end. 

Following is the September Cal- 
endar : 

Sept. 11 9 :00 A.M. Dormitories open 
to freshmen of Trinity College, 
Woman's College, and College of 

Sept. 11. 7 :30 P.M. Assembly for all 
entering freshmen ; Freshman Ori- 
entation program begins. 

Sept. 15. Registration of School of 
Nursing students. 

Sept. 15-16. Registration of new stu- 
dents with advanced standing, 
Trinity College, Woman's College, 
and College of Engineering. 

Sept. 15-17. Registration of Graduate 
School students for first semester. 

Sept. 16. Registration of School of 
Forestry students. 

Sept. 16-17. Registration of Divinity 
School students. 

Sept. 17. Registration of Law School 

Sept. 29. Registration of School of 
Medicine students for Autumn 

Sept. 18. Instruction begins, fall se- 
mester, undergraduate colleges. 

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No. 7 


East and West ' 165 

Views on Current Events 167 

President's Report to the Alumni , 168 

Alumni Affairs 170 

Coach Hopes for More Experience 172 

From the Faculty 174 

Books 174 

New Knowledge from Ancient Waters 175 

Marine Laboratory Scenes 176 

Sons and Daughters 180 

News of the Alumni 181 

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Director, Alumni Affairs 

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The Cover 

The striking photograph on the cover this month was 
made by Register photographer Jimmy Whitley. While 
it might be the scene of devastation left by an atom 
bomb, or even a snow scene from the far North, it is in 
reality an example of the destruction that can be wrought 
by time and nature. The photo was made on Shackleford 
Island, near Morehead City, N. C, in an area huge sand 
dunes have encroached upon once flourishing vegetation 
to leave a desolate "ghost forest." 

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Let's Take a Walk 


t's a beautiful summer afternoon on the Duke Cam- 
pus. The first part of the summer was too hot or too 
dry and for the past few weeks it's been too wet, but as 
we go out the front door of the Union and walk across 
the drive to the tall green fence that surrounds the new 
classrooom and administration building, everything is just 
right. The fence is too high to look over so we walk 
around it until we find a peephole. There's not much 
activity ; in fact, everything seems to be at a standstill. 
We see that the walls are partially up, the basements have 
been dug. and in a corner of the fence stand some steel 
frames. We learn from one of the workmen that work 
on the building is being held up because of the steel strike. 
It's a small world, isn't it? A steel strike in Pittsburgh 
affects the educational program of an institution in North 

From here we go to the Admissions Office of Trinity 
College and the College of Engineering where we find 
Everett Weatherspoon, '30, and his staff compiling final 
figures for this year's admissions. He tells us that the 
number of applications is thirty per cent above last year 
and that the incoming students are well qualified to do 
the work at Duke. The freshman office is making plans 
for Freshman Week to be sure each student finds every- 
thing in readiness when he arrives in the fall. We, as 
alumni, have a right to be proud of the fact that Duke 
believes in individual initiative and personal relationship 
between student and faculty. 

JL he dormitories are quiet as we pass by, at least quiet 
in comparison to what they will be in a short time. The 
gymnasium is quiet, also, and down in the stadium we 
see an occasional student occupied with his own particular 
interests. By the time this reaches you, however, Coach 
Murray will have this year's football squad on the prac- 
tice field getting ready for one of the heaviest schedules 
any Duke squad has ever faced. 

As we pass the Physics Building and the Engineering 
Building, we note that they are also quiet; and then we 
come to the Hospital and Medical School. These are not 
quiet to say the least. There's not enough parking space 
and there are not enough facilities to take care of all the 
people who come to them for help. The Medical School, 
like the rest of the University, is feeling the pinch. It's 
going to need eighty thousand dollars to meet its proposed 
budget for 1952-53. But this doesn't daunt those charged 
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September 1942 

Prospective United States Army Fi- 
nance officers have just come from Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, near Indianapolis, 
Ind. They march in formation to 
meals and classes and live in Crowell 
quadrangle, with classrooms in the law 
building and president's house. The 
students have been admonished not to 
make fun of the uniforms, with the 
warning that they will be wearing one 

The Men's Student Government Asso- 
ciation has passed a regulation requir- 
ing all cars to be registered and subject 
to SGA regulations, as a war need. An 
editorial in the Chronicle blasts stu- 
dent-owned cars because gas and tires 
are needed for the war effort. It ends : 
"When is Duke going to go to war?" 

September 1927 

J. Foster Barnes has been brought 
on campus as Social-Religious Director. 

The Y.M.C.A., on campus since the 
80's has just been reorganized. It is 
modeled after the one at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois, with some modifica- 
tions to adapt it to the situation at 

The new (Woman's College) audi- 
torium opened for services September 
21. It is the first time the students 
have ever seen the interior of the build- 
ing. The 1400 seats are as soft as 
cushions and everything about it is as 
comfortable as it is beautiful. 

The total enrollment this year is 
1,521 students, including 451 freshmen. 
The decrease is due to the new program 
of selective admissions. 

September 1902 

Trinity College opened September 
10, with students arriving on every 
train for several days before and after 
the opening date. The faculty were 
already here, ready to assume their 
academic duties. Attendance this year 
is better than it has ever been. 

B. S. Womble, L. H. Gibbons, P. E. 
King, Jim Long, Jr., and A. B. Brad- 
sher have been elected officers of the 
Trinity College Athletic Association. 
Professor R. L. Flowers has been 
elected a member of the advisory com- 
mittee to succeed Dr. W. P. Few, who 
resigned. With only two old men — 
the first and second basemen — missing, 
the team promises to be successful this 
year. The material is very good. 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

August 14, 1952 

Samuel R. Appleby, Jr., '49 
5555 Netherland Avenue, Apt. 6-B 
Riverdale 71, New York 

Both Grace and I are quite active in 
The Riverside Guild of The Riverside 
Church, New York, which is an organiza- 
tion of 300 young adults having a varied 
program of activities beyond the scope of 
most religious organizations. There are 
discussion series on subjects ranging from 
psychology and marriage to music and re- 
ligion. There are recreational activities 
ranging from bowling to social dancing, 
outings from canoe trips to repairing 
camps for use by underprivileged chil- 
dren. During the past year we both 
served on Guild Council, my wife as 
Councilor-at-Large and I as Vice-Presi- 
dent. Incidentally, I would recommend 
the group to any newcomers to the city as 
an excellent spot for getting to know 
other young business people. We make 
many new friends in Guild, and there is 
an average of one Guild engagement an- 
nouncement per week during the winter 

June 30, 1952 

H. Eugene Gill, '51 
Standard-Vacuum Oil Company 
Penang, Malaya 

At present I am in Ipoh, the principal 
city of the state of Perak, North Malaya. 
This area is famous for its rich tin ore 
deposits, and the tin and rubber indus- 
tries are the mainstays of the economy. 
The area is also notorious for its terrorist 
activity, incidentally. So I join the ranks 
of the other Europeans who carry an 
automatic on the hip and travel at times 
in an armored car. Thus far I've run 
into no trouble, although friends have 
encountered many unpleasant occurrences. 
Even though a person like myself adjusts 
to living in this emergency and gets use 
to it, there is perpetually that element of 
risk playing about in the back of one's 
mind. I'm getting to where I'm not com- 
fortable unless I am "edgy" and a bit 

My work, which is extremely interest- 
ing, has me travelling virtually all the 
time. I cover all of North Malaya and 
See Letters, page 192 

Calendar for September 

11. Dormitories open to freshmen. 9 :00 

11. Assembly for all entering freshmen. 

7 :30 p.m. Freshman Orientation 

program begins. 

14. Freshman Tea by President Edens. 
3 :30-5 :30 p.m., University House. 

15. Registration and matriculation of 
new students with advanced standing, 
Trinity College and the College of 

16. Registration and matriculation of 
new students with advanced standing, 
Woman's College. 

16. Y.W.C.A. Freshman Punch. 2:00- 
4:00 p.m., Ark, East Campus. 

17. Formal opening of the Woman's Col- 
lege. 11 :00 a.m. 

17. Y.W.C.A. Punch Bunch. 2:00-4:00 
p.m., Ark, East Campus. 

18. Trinity College flag raising. 10 :10 
a.m., quadrangle in front of the 
library at flag pole. 

IS. Instruction begins, fall semester. 

20. Y.M.C.A.-Y.W.C.A. Freshman Dance. 
8 :30 p.m. -12 :00 m., Woman's College 

20. Y.W.C.A. Transfer Dance. 7:30- 
10 :30 p.m., Ark, East Campus. 

20. Football game with Washington and 
Lee University. 

25. First of two lectures sponsored by 
Y.W.C.A. for freshmen. Dr. J. B. 
Rhine on Extra Sensory Perception. 
7 :30 p.m., Green Room, East Duke 

27. B.O.S.-Sandals Dance. 8:00 p.m.- 
12 :00 m., Woman's College Gym- 

27. F.A.C. freshman picnic. 1:00 p.m., 
Duke Park. 

30. Fraternity rushing. 7 :00-10 :00 p.m., 

open houses. 
30. Arts Council Concert. 8 :15 p.m. 


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The Duke University Alumni Register 
= East and West ===== 

Each month, on this and the following 
two pages, the Register will attempt 
to bring to its readers a round-up of 
interesting and significant events on the 
two campuses, East and West. 

In this issue for September, 1952, 
there is an account of the major happen- 
ings of the late summer. They are more 
"West" than "East," since it has been 
on the University campus that most of 
the summer activity has centered. 

A New Graduate Dean 

Dr. Charles S. Sydnor has been ap- 
pointed Dean of the Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences to succeed Vice- 
President Paul M. Gross. Dr. Sydnor 
was also recently named head of the his- 
tory department to succeed Dr. William 
Thomas Laprade. 

Since Dr. Sydnor is now a visiting pro- 
fessor at Harvard, he will take his new 
position as Dean of the Graduate School 
in September, thus relieving Dr. Gross 
of his double duties of Dean and Vice- 
President in the Educational Division. 
Dr. Gross will have the title of Dean of 
the University, with duties concerning all 
professional schools as well as the grad- 
uate school. 

After Dr. Sydnor's appointment Presi- 
dent Edens said : "It is especially grati- 
fying to the University to be able to 
select from among the faculty such an 
able scholar and administrator as Dr. 
Sydnor for this important position. His 
distinguished record in the field of schol- 
arship and in graduate education will 
equip him admirably to direct the new, 
intensified program of the graduate 
school." Dr. Edens also stated : "We are 
equally pleased that Dr. Gross now will 
be spared the double duties he has so 
efficiently and willingly carried out." 

A native of Augusta, Ga., Dr. Sydnor 
is 53 years old. He received his A.B. 
from Hampden-Sydney College and his 
Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. 
Washington and Lee University con- 
ferred the honorary D.Litt. upon him in 
1948. He also has an A.M. from Oxford 

Prior to joining the Duke faculty in 
1936, Dr. Sydnor served as a professor 
of history at Hampden-Sydney College 
and the University of Mississippi. In 

addition to Harvard, he has taught in 
summer sessions of Johns Hopkins, Cor- 
nell, and the University of North Carolina. 

In 1950 he was named to the advisory 
committee of the Office of the Chief of 
Military History, Department of the 
Army, a group responsible for all his- 
torical research prepared by the Army. 

During 1950-51 Dr. Sydnor became the 
only specialist in Southern history and 
the 10th American historian to hold the 
coveted Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Pro- 
fessorship of American History at Oxford 
University. He has also lectured in the 
Salzbury Seminar of American Studies 
in Austria. 

In May of this year he was named 
council chairman of the Institute of Early 
American History and Culture, a group 
composed of the United States' most out- 
standing historians and literary figures, 
which directs activities of the institute 
sponsored by the College of William and 
Mary and by Colonial Williamsburg, Inc. 

Dr. Sydnor has written articles and re- 
views for some 10 scholarly journals, and 

New Dean of Graduate School 
Dr. Charles S. Sydnor 

a book, The Development of Southern 
Sectionalism 1819-1848, won the 1948 
Mayflower Cup. His most recent book is 
Gentlemen Freeholders, Political Practices 
in Washington's Virginia, scheduled for 
publication this month by the University 
of North Carolina Press. 

English Teachers Confer 

More than 100 college and high 
school teachers from throughout 
North Carolina participated in the 10th 
annual North Carolina English Institute, 
sponsored by the N. C. English Teachers' 
Association, which met at Duke August 1 
for a special luncheon and panel dis- 

Dr. Jonathan C. McLendon, who joined 
the Duke Education Department last 
month, was the featured speaker at the 
luncheon. Using as his topic "English in 
the High School Curriculum," Dr. Mc- 
Lendon stressed that today's English 
teachers have not abandoned the funda- 
mentals of English in spite of accusations 
to the contrary. 

"For any teacher to permit himself to 
believe that schools are doing less well 
than formerly in teaching fundamentals 
is utter self-deception," he asserted. "To 
permit the public to believe so is erro- 
neous, fraudulent, and costly." 

Present teachers are not only teaching 
fundamentals, Dr. McLendon said, but 
are also undertaking a more ambitious 
program than former English teachers. 
Part of their new program is teaching 
high school students how to listen crit- 
ically and to learn by listening. He con- 
cluded by pointing out that newspapers, 
magazines and books, and textbooks com- 
pose the reading materials for the classes 
and the pamphlets and reference books 
compete with workbooks for the pupil's 

The panel discussion held at the Insti- 
tute centered around writing and speak- 
ing abilities college freshmen should have. 
Dr. Lodwich Hartley, chairman of the 
N. C. State College English department, 
presided and spoke on the panel. Other 
speakers were Dr. Francis W. Bowman, 
of the Duke English Department, and 
Dr. George F. Horner of the University 
of North Carolina English Department. 
Dr. Bowman served as chairman of the 

September, 1952 


Participating in the Foreign Student Orientation Program are : men, left to 
right, P. K. Kymad, Travancore-Cochin, India; G. Coppola d'Anna, Rome, 
Italy; Dr. Earl T. Hanson. Director; Ary F. de Macedo, Rio de Janeiro, 
Brazil : and Mario Petek, Trieste, Italy. Women, left to right, are : Paulette 
Ducatez, Lyon, France ; Evelyn Marr, Delhi, India ; and Taeko Fujita, Tokyo, 

arrangements committee for the Duke ses- 
sion. Serving on the committee were Dr. 
Margaret Church, Dr. Lewis Patton, and 
A. C. Jordan, all of the Duke English 

The North Carolina English Teachers' 
Association is designed to improve Eng- 
lish teaching in high schools and colleges 
throughout the state. 

Foreign Students Oriented 

The second annual Foreign" Student 
Orientation Program, with more than 
40 students participating, was held at 
Duke from July 27-September 5, under 
the direction of Dr. Earl T. Hanson of 
the political science department. 

Introduced last year, the purpose of 
the program is primarily to accomplish 
three things : to give the students a period 
for adjustment to their new environment ; 
to aid them in their English studies; and 
to help them become acquainted with the 
American educational system, university 
practices, customs, history, economic situ- 
ation, and politics. 

The program consists of special classes 
given to the students by seven teachers, 
with an opportunity for them to audit 
regular courses of the University. Daily 
assemblies and discussion groups with 
motion pictures and speakers are also held 
for the students. In addition, field trips 
around the vicinity of Durham, and con- 
ducted recreation and athletics are de- 
signed for the students. 

Sent here under Fulbright and Smith- 
Mundt fellowships through the Institution 
of International Education, the students 
come from Norway, France, Germany, 
Italy, Greece, Australia, India, Afghan- 
istan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Colom- 
bia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Japan. Some 
are graduate students in their own uni- 
versities and some are persons, such as 

educators, doctors, lawyers, and scientists, 
who have established then' professional 
careers. All are considered persons of 
outstanding accomplishment in their own 

From Duke they will go to other uni- 
versities all over the United States for 
an additional nine months of study. All 
of them will go to a university other than 
the one from which they received their 

On the basis of written questions from 
participants in the program, Duke was 
rated among the top three participating 
universities the first year. According to 
Dr. Hanson : "The success last year was 
due to the very warm, kindly reception 
they received from townspeople and uni- 
versity people." 

Dr. Hanson also stated : "For a pro- 
gram of this sort there are many recip- 
procal advantages. They gain knowledge 
which gives them a certain confidence and 
relieves them of many initial problems. 
These people actually provide a very chal- 
lenging stimulus to our own community 
and our own campus. They help us to see 
the United States through the eyes of 
people who did not grow up here. They 
have a very real desire to know America 
and to establish friendships here." 

Math Institute Convenes 

Mathematics teachers from colleges 
and high schools throughout the 
United States attended Duke's 12th an- 
nual Institute for Teachers of Mathemat- 
ics, August 5-16. 

Directed by Professor W. TV. Rankin, 
of the mathematics department, the theme 
of the Institute was "Mathematics at 
TVork" with a program of teaching aids, 
addresses by mathematics experts, and 
current application of mathematics out- 
side the classroom. 

For the first time a special program 
for school administrators was included in 
the agenda. Designed for superintend- 
ents, principals, supervisors, and heads of 
departments, the "School Administrators 
Day" dealt with such problems as en- 
couragement of teachers, development of 
talented students, and curriculum needs 
in mathematics. 

Experts in science, industry, and teach- 
ing, all well known in commercial and 
professional fields, gave special lectures 
on the practical uses of mathematics and 
led workshop groups in the study of in- 
creasing the value of mathematics classes 
to high school and college students. 

Panel discussions and exhibits in the 
Duke Mathematics Laboratory were also 
available to the visiting teachers. The 
laboratory contains a wide range of mate- 
rials relating mathematics to science, engi- 
neering, industry, education, and com- 

The traditional Institute banquet, open 
houses, and organ and carillon recitals 
were included in recreational events for 
the 11-day session. 

Dr. Rankin, who inaugurated and who 
has directed the Institute throughout its 
existence, retired at the end of this sum- 
mer. Next summer the Science Teachers' 
Laboratory Conference will be combined 
with the Mathematics Institute, it has been 
announced. The Science Conference has 
been held during the last two summers. 

Prize-Winning a Habit 

Andrew Pickens, '55, 19-year-old An- 
. gier Duke prize winner from High 
Point, N. C, hit the jackpot recently on 
"The Big Payoff," a nation-wide TV show. 

Andy won a $5,000 mink coat and a 
number of personal gifts for his mother, 
Mrs. Rupert T. Pickens, the former Ida 
Munyan, '25. He also won an all-expense 
trip to Europe for him and his mother. 

Andy came up with the big answer 
"George Washington" to the jackpot 
question : Who said "Honesty is the best 

Now a sophomore at Duke, Andy is a 
physics major. He belongs to Pi Kappa 
Alpha fraternity and is photographer for 
the Chanticleer. 

Accent on Teachers 

The recent observation of the 100th 
anniversary of the beginning of 
teacher training at Duke University 
brought forth some timely and, to Duke 
alumni, interesting remarks from Benja- 
min L. Smith, '16, superintendent of city 
schools in Greensboro, N. C. 

The following words are excerpts from 


Duke Alumni Register 

his address delivered during the July oc- 
casion : 

"When the state was in the clutches of 
illiteracy, when the qualification of teach- 
ers was a reproach to the profession, 
when an infant school system was strug- 
gling- for existence Braxton Craven be- 
came a pioneer in teacher education. He 
saw the need and the opportunity for 
service. Against great odds he secured 
the recognition of the Legislature. With 
small funds he financed the venture. 
With his own splendid talent and deep 
devotion he taught the first courses. 
Further, he supported the creation of the 
office of Superintendent of Public In- 

"He gave himself and his institution 
to beginning the normal institutes long 
before Mclver and Alderman became 
famous conducting them. Braxton 
Craven identified himself with the cause 
of public education. Even under the 
gathering clouds of war, the prostration 
of conflict, and the perplexities of recon- 
struction, he carried forward a noble serv- 
ice in Normal College and its successor 
Trinity College. 

"It is well to remind ourselves that be- 
fore there was a Duke University, there 
was Normal College and Trinity College. 
Before this institution undertook to train 
men for the ministry, it was committed 
to the education of teachers. 

"John Franklin Crowell during his ad- 
ministration of Trinity College was an in- 
fluential factor in support of public ed- 
ucation. In a commencement address at 
Winston on the topic, 'Numbers,' he said, 
'The public school system, I unhesitat- 
ingly maintain, is the one and only insti- 
tution that can deal efficiently with these 
vast numbers in preparing them for a 
share in the government of the nation.' 

"Near the close of his address Crowell 
explained why he was speaking so strong- 
ly concerning public schools. He said, 
'I have tried to exhibit some of the mod- 
est and hidden, yet real merits of our 
common-school system as an agency cre- 
ative of public spirit and preservative of 
national life. I have done so to reassure 
the public confidence in schools and more 
especially to quiet those who are so dili- 
gent in scattering doubt as to whether 
these schools have come to stay. How- 
ever that may be I know not, but of this 
I can assure you, that the moment the 
common schools of this State disappear 
from among its institutions, that day 
shall I strike my name from the roll of 
its citizens and depart, shaking off the 
dust of my feet in testimony against it. 
But I believe better things than political 
suicide of this Commonwealth.' 

"President Crowell made a 'Program of 
Progress' report to the General Assembly 

Views on Current Events 

The Conflicts in China Are Interpreted 

Recent events in China (the fall of 
the Koumintang and the rise of the 
Communists) must be viewed in his- 
torical perspective if they are to be 
understood. The struggle cannot be 
viewed wholly in terms of the world 
conflict between communists and non- 

This is the opinion of Dr. Paul H. 
Clyde, Duke history professor, as ex- 
pressed in the second edition of his 
book entitled The Far East. This text 
is used in thousands of American uni- 

"The march of events in China after 
1945 was also distinctly a product of 
forces within China itself, and thus a 
further development of a distinctively 
Chinese revolution which had its begin- 
ning far back in the 19th century." 

Ideologically, morally, and materi- 
ally, Russian Communism and Russian 
imperialism aided the revolution, but 
"the Chinese revolution possessed a 
reality and identity of its own distinct 
from the question of what particular 
party might rule in China or what for- 
eign influences might play upon 

That the past history of China will 
determine her future is not supposed 
by any historian, but neither does any 
historian expect that her past political 
principles will be completely dis- 

The result, according to Dr. Clyde : 
"The tragic reverses suffered by the 
democracies in China during and since 
World War II were not primarily a 
product of acts and policies applied 
in 1944-45 and after (however in- 
adequate these acts may have been), 
but rather of much earlier policy 

Western democracies — and Russia 
before 1918 — were "amazingly slow to 
recognize the essentially Chinese char- 
acter of China's revolution." Because 

of this slowness, the democracies "did 
not give adequate backing to Sun Yat- 
sen or to the ideological pattern he 
represented." As a result he turned to 
the Russians, who were very willing to 
help him. 

Dr. Clyde's views on two other 
Far-Eastern subjects, the real Chiang 
Kai-shek, and post-war Japan, are 
also presented in the book. 

Chiang was "primarily a soldier 
whose principal military education was 
received in Japan ... the emphasis 
in his background was therefore on the 
creed and practice of the soldier 
rather than on that of the statesman." 

He was not a reactionary, his mili- 
tary leadership was needed in China, 
but he was not decisive enough in 
meeting the problems facing China. 
He did not have a military dictator- 
ship; instead, he balanced one group 
of cliques in the Koumintang against 
another, "a normal traditional Chinese 
system of political operation." 

About post-war Japan, the Duke 
historian warns that hasty conclusions 
should not be drawn regarding her 
future. Since 1945 "the record of 
political parties in Japan was prob- 
ably no better or no worse than what 
could be found in other countries in 
similar postwar situations." 

The fact that political parties of 
Japan still were not entirely demo- 
cratic in their practices, should be no 
surprise, he concludes, "since democ- 
racy is difficult to define, more diffi- 
cult to achieve, and in the long run it 
can only succeed in Japan if and when 
the Japanese themselves make the 

Written by one of the few American 
authorities on the Far East, the facts 
in the book are an objective presenta- 
tion of why Red China is red, the real 
Chiang Kai-shek, and post-war Japan. 

of North Carolina and concluded with an 
exhortation as follows : 'The realizations 
of the next generation will be measured 
by the standard of progress you make for 
these prospective citizens. Make your 
votes the helper of the public schools, for 
they are after all the only direct builders 
of the state. ... It may take years to 
reach all I have outlined here, but what 

is time to us who work with the purpose 
that runs through the ages? When our 
plans fail and our purposes seem to come 
to nought, we can say. . . . "We can 
wait." ' 

"Dr. John C. Kilgo, joined Supt. 
Charles Mebane, Josiah William Bailey 
See East and West, page 179 

September, 1952 


President Edens' Report to the Alumni 

Recent Developments at Duke and Coming Months Are Viewed 

September marks the beginning of a 
new year at Duke University, and with 
the coming of new students and the 
return of old students the campuses as- 
sume an air of activity that is most 
welcome and familiar to those of us 
who work at making the University 
a center of learning attractive to those 
students. The summer months have given 
us an opportunity to close out unfinished 
business of the year past and to make 
plans for the year ahead. As the year 
begins to unfold and plans become ac- 
tualities, it is especially appropriate to 
give you a picture of what is happening 
here and what are the plans for the 
months that lie ahead. 

It is difficult to catch in phrase and 
sentence the life pulse of an institution 
which functions not for dollar profit but 
for service, which deals with the hopes 
and dreams of young men and women, 
the advancement of knowledge and the 
betterment of mankind. The success of a 
business corporation can be measured in 
part by its profits. In an institution 
such as a university there are fewer 
quantitative measures, fewer short cuts 
and efficiency gadgets lest they obscure 
the human beings they are supposed to 

In an educational institution time moves 
more slowly and results are less immedi- 
ate. There is no hasty access to historic 
knowledge or virgin truth. To make the 
intimate acquaintance of a significant 
idea or body of knowledge is a slow and 
concentrated exercise. It cannot be hur- 
ried any more than friendship or love or 
prayer can be hurried. Movement in an 
educational institution then of necessity 
must be deliberate. Such a philosophy 
must be maintained at Duke somehow in 
spite of kaleidoscopic change and hurried 
national and international movements 
which seem to catapult us along at a most 
uncomfortable speed. 

To create a healthy atmosphere on any 
college or university campus there must 
exist a close personal relationship be- 
tween faculty and students. Our guid- 
ance system has been effective and we 
have a sense of pride in what has been 
accomplished in the past. However, this 
Pall we are taking an additional step to 
strengthen this tradition. 

A new and revised faculty advisor sys- 
tem has been inaugurated. This first 
year it will be largely experimental and 
exploratory and will formally embrace 

all freshmen in Trinity College, the Col- 
lege of Engineering, and the Woman's 

Some 35 members of the faculty have 
been carefully selected to serve as personal 
advisors and friends to the individual 
members of our incoming freshmen classes. 
No advisor will have more than 30 stu- 
dents in his charge, and this will allow 
him to devote ample time to the needs 
and requirements of each of them. 

The minimum goals of this program are 
to provide intelligent academic counsel- 
ling and to provide for each new student 
an interested and mature friend to whom 
he can go for advice on personal, as well 
as academic, problems. If these goals are 
achieved, the transition that new students 
must necessarily make between high 
school, where most of them remain in 
close association with their parents and 
the new and different environment of a 
university community, where direct paren- 
tal guidance is not available, will be more 
easily and successfully concluded. 

The program should have the additional 
benefit of acquainting students with their 
teachers upon their earliest arrival on the 
campus. Thereafter even as upperclass- 
men, they should have a greater feeling 
of freedom in requesting faculty assist- 
ance outside the classroom. 

The Faculty Advisory System will be 
administered by those officers on East and 
West Campus who are directly concerned 
with the freshman classes. These officers 
will cooperate to whatever extent possible 
in relieving advisors of administrative 
technicalities so that they may devote 
maximum time to the students in their 

Social activities which will acquaint stu- 
dents with teachers and teachers with stu- 
dents will be encouraged, and for this 
purpose a fund has been established to 
reimburse individual advisors for social 
programs which they inaugurate. Ad- 
visors will be encouraged to invite their 
students to their homes at intervals 
throughout the year. 

In general, advisors have been selected 
from the faculties of all the undergrad- 
uate departments of the University. Prior 
to the opening of school, the advisors will 
meet for an orientation program and for 
the purpose of outlining more detailed 
and specific plans for their activities. 
Advisors for women students will be 
those professors whose offices are on East 
Campus, and advisors for men will be 

those with offices on West Campus. 

The recent appointment of Dr. Charles 
S. Sydnor as Dean of the Graduate 
School of Arts and Sciences completes a 
series of major administrative appoint- 
ments which began when Dr. Paul M. 
Gross was named Vice-President of the 
University in 1949. 

Dr. Gross willingly served in a dual 
position, as Vice-President of the Uni- 
versity and Dean of the Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences, until a change 
could be accomplished. As Vice-Presi- 
dent and Dean of the University, he 
will continue to concern himself with the 
educational programs of the undergrad- 
uate colleges and the graduate and profes- 
sional schools. 

In another recent appointment Lanier 
W. Pratt was named Assistant Dean of 
Trinity College. He will assume the post 
this month upon his return from a tour 
of active duty with the United States 
Navy. Dr. William C. Archie was ap- 
pointed Associate Dean of Trinity Col- 
lege in 1951. Dr. Alan K. Manchester 
has been Dean of Undergraduate Studies 
since 1949, and we are looking forward to 
his return to the campus after a year's 
leave of absence, during which he served 
as cultural affairs officer at the U. S. Em- 
bassy in Rio de Janiero. 

A review of other major appointments 
made since 1949 includes Dr. James Can- 
non, Dean of the Divinity School; Dr. J. 
A. McClain, Jr., Dean of the School of 
Law; and Dr. Marianna Jenkins, Asso- 
ciate Dean of Undergraduate Instruction 
in the Woman's College. 

I feel that Duke University is for- 
tunate in having capable and vigorous 
men and women available to fill these and 
other administrative posts. 

Physical improvement and numerical 
gain have gone on apace at Duke since 
the beginning of World War II. The stu- 
dent body has been increased by one-third 
and the faculty has been strengthened 
appropriately. Six new buildings, in- 
cluding the addition to the Library, have 
been built since the War at a total cost of 
$6,850,000.00. Others have been ren- 
ovated, increased in size or adapted to 
new uses at a total cost of approximately 
$629,000.00. A new Classroom and Ad- 
ministration Building is now under con- 
struction at a cost of $1,750,000.00. 

This summer the Elizabeth P. Hanes 
house was completed and occupied by the 
School of Nursing, thus greatly improving 


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the school's teaching and living facilities. 
This month graduate students will move 
into the new Graduate Living Center, 
leaving Few Quadrangle, heretofore occu- 
pied by graduate students, available pri- 
marily to relieve the shortage of living 
space for men undergraduates. 

Two other major projects within the 
West Campus quadrangle which remain to 
be initiated are the Law Building addition 
and the renovation of the building which 
now houses the administrative offices at 
a total cost of $500,000.00. There re- 
mains to be planned and constructed 
additional facilities to remove the con- 
gestion in the Medical School Building. 
Funds are in hand for this purpose. The 
total amount of money represented by 
the above is $11,777,000.00. These gains 
have been and are for the good of the 
University and most of them were and 
are imperative. All of us have pride in 
the progress which they represent. 

One should hesitate to make a pro- 
nouncement on the building needs of the 
University for all time, so unpredictable 
are the demands. At the same time we 
should hope that the next period in the 
life of the University would be one of 
consolidated gains. Certainly such an 
emphasis is necessary now if we are to 
keep our pledge to make Duke "better, 
not bigger." I have stated repeatedly in 
public that I am convinced that the Uni- 
versity should refrain from further ex- 
pansion. We could not discharge properly 
our responsibility to students if we should 
increase again the size of our student 
body. I believe an enrollment of approxi- 
mately 5,000 is best suited to our program. 

To consolidate our gains in physical 
facilities and enrollment will require ad- 
ditional funds beyond those now in sight. 
If an amount of money equal to the 
amount which has been made available 
for buildings since World War II could be 
made available for salaries and the edu- 
cational program generally, the next dec- 
ade could be easily the brightest decade 
since the development of the University. 
Certainly, we should suffer less embar- 
rassment in our efforts to attract and keep 
great teachers and scholars. 

In making plans to finance the Univer- 
sity during the next decade we should 
assist each division to attract financial 
support from interests which lie closest 
to the division. In general, our task is 
to present the challenge of a privately 
endowed university to private enterprise. 

The next major objective in fund rais- 
ing during the months ahead is to re- 
activate the Loyalty Fund. You will re- 
member that the annual drive for this 
fund was merged with the Development 
Campaign until the emergency needs of 

This summer the School of Nursing occupied the Elizabeth P. Hanes Home 
for Nurses. The new home, which is about a three-minute walk from the Hos- 
pital, is on the corner of Hospital Drive and Brwin Road. Included in the 
new home, which gives the nurses much-needed space, are classrooms, a recrea- 
tion room, outdoor terrace, kitchens, many living rooms, and a library, in 
addition to the dormitory rooms. Pictured above, from top to bottom, are : 
one of the many spacious living rooms, the library, and the nursing arts room. 

that campaign were met. The alumni 
were told that there would be a mora- 
torium on the Loyalty Fund until they 
completed payment of their pledge to the 
Development Program. However, there 
are several thousand alumni and friends 
of the University who made no pledge to 
the Development Program and who will 
be interested in making an annual gift 
to the Loyalty Fund. Others who con- 
tributed to the Development Fund will 
complete their payments and will want to 
share in the annual campaign of the Loy- 
alty Fund. This fund is of vital impor- 

tance to the University since it has been 
providing $100,000.00 to $150,000.00 for 
the faculty salary budget. 

Many of you have observed that the 
Veterans Hospital, located near the Uni- 
versity campus, is nearing completion. 
You will be interested to know that it 
will be affiliated with Duke University. 

At the end of the Second World War, 
it was suggested that veterans hospitals 
be affiliated with medical schools in order 
to improve care of the veterans. Fifty- 
five of the seventy-nine medical schools 

See President Edens' Report, page 19% 

September, 1952 


Alumni Affairs 

Local Associations 

Chicago, 111. 

Members of the Duke Chicago alumni 
group had a busy summer schedule which 
included a picnic June 15, a dinner meet- 
ing July 18, and a buffet dinner July 20. 

Milford Baum, '30, provided corn, 
frankfurters, and potato chips for the 
picnic, June 15, held at Schiller Woods 
for alumni and their families. 

The group held a dinner meeting July 
18 at Aletto's Cottage Inn, Lyons, 111., 
with Robert M. Johnston, Jr., '45, pre- 
siding over the business meeting. George 
Bushnell, '51, secretary, read the minutes 
of the last meeting, which were approved. 
Thomas W. Keller, '42, vice-president of 
the group, was in charge of dinner ar- 
rangements. Charles A. and Mrs. Dukes 
attended from the University. 

Sunday evening, July 20, Mrs. Harold 
W. Wright, '38, gave a buffet dinner at 
her home in Evanston, 111., for Mr. and 
Mrs. Dukes and 15 alumni. 

Detroit, Mich. 

The Detroit Alumni Association had an 
informal steak broil at the home of Dr. 
Harold Munson, '35, M.D. '39, July 21, 
with 35 alumni attending. After a swim 
in the lake they returned to the Munson's 
and each broiled his own steak in the 
yard. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Dukes 
were special guests at the outing. 

First Reunion of 1950 

The first reunion for the Class of 
1950 is scheduled for November 1, the 
day of the 1952 Homecoming celebra- 
tion. This will be the first such occa- 
sion ever held on Homecoming week 
end. Letters describing events to take 
place during the Duke-Georgia Tech 
Homecoming week end, and registra- 
tion blanks have been sent to all mem- 
bers of the class. 

The schedule of events follows : 
Friday night — Pep rally and campus 

Saturday noon — Alumni barbecue in 
Old Gym. 

2 :30— Duke-Georgia Tech Game- 
Crowning Homecoming Queen. 

Open Houses. 

6 :45 — Dinner meeting at Harvey's 

9 :00-12 :00 — Homecoming Dance. 
Sunday — 11 :00 Chapel Services. 

Mecklenburg County 

Members of the Mecklenburg . County 
Association held their regular monthly 
luncheon meeting August 7 with Presi- 
dent A. P. Harris, Jr., '28 presiding. At 
the meeting it was planned to invite all 
new students who are entering Duke this 
fall to their next meeting September 4. 

The group is planning to sponsor an- 
other Duke Day at the local blood bank. 


The Hawaii Chapter of the Alumni 
Association had a tray supper and busi- 
ness meeting June 20 at the Y.W.C.A. in 
Honolulu, T.H. New officers elected at 
the meeting are : Rev. Kingsley K. Lyu, 
B.D. '42, president; Kwan Hi Lim, 
LL.B. '50, vice-president ; Esther Boothe 
Vaughan (Mrs. Durward E. '30), secre- 
tary; William Richardson, L. '46, treas- 
urer; and Dr. Cyrus Loo, program chair- 

Madeleine Auter, R.N. '49, B.S. '51, 
and E. June Stone Anderson (Mrs. Her- 
bert), R.N. '42, were guests at the meet- 
ing. It was agreed to hold a meeting at 
least every three months. Mr. Lim vol- 
unteered to submit a constitution for the 
approval of the Chapter by the next 

Northern New Jersey 

The annual Spring Dance of the North- 
ern New Jersey Alumni Association was 
held June 13 at the Racquets Club, Short 
Hills, N. J. During the dance a Duke 
Glee Club album was raffled. With danc- 
ing from 9 :00 p.m. until 2 :00 a.m. to 
the music of Al Clothier and his orches- 
tra, everyone had an excellent time. 

Washington, D. C. 

Duke alumni in the Washington area 
thoroughly enjoyed a picnic, June 14, at 
the home of Stuart H. Robeson, '31, 
"Merryhill," McClean, Ya. Miss Frances 
Davis, '32, president of the club, wishes 
to announce that the annual meeting at 
which officers will be elected is being 
planned for the early fall. 

Florida Medical Alumni 

Victor H. Ejiight, Jr., M.D. '45, in- 
formed the Register recently that the 
Duke doctors on Florida's west coast gath- 
ered for a dinner party at the Columbia 
Restaurant in Tampa, Fla., June 28. The 
reunion was an especially enjoyable one, 
and it is hoped that this gathering can be 
made an annual affair. 

S.M.U. Game Open House 

Alumni in Dallas, Texas, and vicinity 
will be hosts at an open house on Sep- 
tember 26 in the Burgundy Room of the 
Adolphus Hotel. The affair will begin 
at 5 :30 p.m. and will continue right up 
until time for the Blue Devils to clash 
with the Mustangs of Southern Methodist 
University in Dallas. 

Bill Wettstein, '47, president of the 
Dallas Association, has issued an open 
invitation to other alumni, visitors and 
supporters of the Duke team who plan 
to make the trip. 

New President for Greensboro 

Dr. Harold H. Hutson, B.D. '35, pro- 
fessor of religion at Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, was recently named president of 
Greensboro College at Greensboro, N. C. 
He succeeds Dr. Luther L. Gobbel, '18, 
who resigned last May. 

Dr. Hutson completed his undergrad- 
uate work at Wofford College, Spartan- 
burg, S. C, before attending Duke. While 
he was working toward his Ph.D. degree, 
which he received from the University of 
Chicago in 1938, he served as a Fellow 
in the Divinity School, assisting in the 
research of Professor Edgar J. Good- 
speed, Harold R. Willoughby, and Donald 
W. Riddle. 

In 1938 he went to Birmingham-South- 
ern University, Birmingham, Ala., as a 
professor of religion. While there he 
served as a minister of Pilgrim Congre- 
gational Church of Birmingham. 

From Birmingham he went to Ohio 
'Wesleyan where he served as professor of 
the New Testament. 

J. S. Bell, '27 

Elected President 
of N. C. Bar 

J. Spencer Bell, '27, of Providence 
Road, Charlotte, N. C, was recently 
elected president of the North Carolina 
Bar Association at its 54th annual con- 

Edward L. Cannon, '26, of Raleigh, was 
reelected secretary-treasurer of the Asso- 
ciation and S. B. Underwood, '31, of 
Greenville, was named to the executive 
committee for a three-year term. 

After graduating from Duke in 1927, 
Mr. Bell attended the University of North 
Carolina where he received his LL.B. de- 


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gree in 1930. He was connected with the 
law firm of Pharr & Bell until 1941 and 
from 1941 until 1946 he served in the 
United States Army, being discharged as 
a major. From 1946-1952 he was with 
Shannonhouse, Bell & Horn, and at pres- 
ent is with the firm of Bell, Horn, Brad- 
ley & Gebhardt in Charlotte. 

A member of the Board of Stewards 
of First Methodist Church, Charlotte, Mr. 
Bell also participates in the Mecklenburg 
County Planning Board, the N. C. State 
Bar Council, the N. C. General Statutes 
Commission, and the Charlotte Commun- 
ity Chest Executive Board. 

He is married to the former Katherine 

Named Dean of Men 

W. A. Mabry, '27, A.M. '28, Ph.D. '33, 
was recently named Dean of Men and 
Director of Admissions at Randolph- 
Macon College. 

A native of Ridgeway, N. C., Dr. 
Mabry was an instructor in history at 
Duke from 1930 to 1939, and was pro- 
fessor of history and political science and 
head of the department at Mount Union 
College in Alliance, Ohio, from 1939 to 
1946. He has been Vaughan professor of 
history and government and chairman of 
the division of the social sciences at 
Randolph-Macon since 1946. 

Brevard College President 

The Rev. Robert H. Stamey, '39, B.D. 
'41, pastor of Commonwealth Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte, N. C, has been elected 
President of Brevard College, Brevard, 
N. C. 

Rev. Stamey served as pastor of Ebe- 
nezer Methodist Church, North Belmont, 
N. C, and The Methodist Church, Pine- 
ville, N. C, before going to Charlotte. 

He is married to the former Thelma 
Hubbard, '40, A.M. '41. 

Arkansas U. President 

John Tyler Caldwell, A.M. '36, asso- 
ciate professor of political science at 
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 
was recently elected President of the Uni- 
versity of Arkansas. 

A native of Tazoo, Miss., Dr. Cald- 
well is a graduate of Mississippi State 
College, has an A.M. degree from Colum- 
bia, and a Ph.D. degree in politics from 
Princeton University, which he received 
while working under a Julius Rosenwald 
Fund Fellowship. 

From 1932-1936 Dr. Caldwell was in- 
structor in government and economics and 
director of the band at Holmes Junior 
College, Goodman, Miss. After receiving 
his A.M. degree from Duke he was on the 

State Office staff at State College, Miss., 
and later became an economist with the 
Resettlement Administration in Land Use 
Planning in Little Rock, Ark. 

In September, 1939, he joined the de- 
partment of history and political science 
at Vanderbilt University where he taught 
public administration and local govern- 
ment. When he entered the United States 
Navy in 1942 he was assistant professor 
of political science at Vanderbilt. After 
being mustered out of the Navy as a 
Lieutenant Commander in 1946, he re- 
turned to Vanderbilt as associate pro- 
fessor of political science. 

Dr. Caldwell was unanimously named 
President of Alabama College at Monte- 
vallo, Ala., in 1947. While he was there 
he made a study of college and univer- 
sity administrative practices under a Car- 
negie Foundation Grant. He served as 
President of Alabama College until his 
recent appointment as President of the 
University of Arkansas. 

In 1947 he married Catherine W. Zeek, 
and they now have two sons and a 

Ancient Pottery Hunted 

Dr. Henry S. Robinson, Ph.D. '36, pro- 
fessor of classical languages and liter- 
ature at the University of Oklahoma, is 
doing research on ancient pottery being 
excavated from the Agora, public market 
square of ancient Athens, Greece. 

He currently holds a Fulbright research 
grant and is working as a member of the 
American School of Classical Studies at 
Athens. Working with other scholars in 
the 25-acre public market place in the 
heart of the modern city, Dr. Robinson 
plans to catalogue and analyze thousands 
of clay fragments of pottery which were 
taken from the ancient site. 

A specialist in the study of pottery, Dr. 
Robinson points out: "Pottery is quite 
valuable from the archaeological point of 
view since it generally provides the most 
reliable basis for the determination of the 
chronology of an excavated site." 

He is investigating the pottery remains 
of the "Roman period," the first seven 
centuries after Christ, and he hopes to 
See Alumni Affairs, page 179 

Duke Alumnus Candidate for Vice-President 

Senator Richard M. Nixon, LL.B. '37, 
has been nominated as Republican candi- 
date for vice-president of the United 
States as a running mate to presidential- 
nominee, Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

Born in 1913 in Yorba Linda, Calif., 
Senator Nixon received his A.B. from 
Whittier College (Calif.) before attend- 
ing Duke Law School. Until 1942 when 
he joined the United States Navy he prac- 
ticed law in Whittier. When he was re- 
leased from the Navy in 1946 he held the 
rank of lieutenant commander. 

He was elected to the 80th Congress in 
1946 and again in 1948, this time being 
nominated by both Republicans and 
Democrats. While in Congress he served 
on the Committee on Education and Labor 
and was a member of the Un-American 
Activities Committee. 

Elected as United States Senator from 
California in 1950, he is a member of two 
committees, Labor and Public Welfare 
and Expenditures in the Executive De- 

About Senator Nixon, Joseph A. Mc- 
Clain, Dean of the Duke Law School, 
said : "Nixon was one of the best students 
the Law School ever graduated. He was 
one of the top students in his class as 
well as an outstanding leader of the stu- 
dent body. He showed promise in Law 
School of a fine legal mind, and a capacity 
for leadership in public life." 

Dr. Malcolm McDermott, professor of 
law and one of Nixon's teachers, called 
him "one of the finest young men I've 
ever known, a brilliant student, a fine 
personality, and a young man of the 
finest character imaginable." 

Charles L. B. Lowndes, teacher, said 
of Nixon: "As a student (he) showed the 
tremendous force and energy that have 
made him today one of the nation's most 
dynamic and courageous young congress- 

September, 1952 


Coach Murray Hopes for More Experience 

Last Season's Veterans Bolster Dreams of an Improved Team 

The early September quiet of the 
Duke campus was shattered with the 
reporting on September 1 of some 80 
candidates for Alumnus-Coach Bill Mur- 
ray's second Blue Devil football team. 

They went right to work on a double- 
daily routine which will continue until 
just before school opens. Most of the 
boys appeared to be in excellent shape as 
they followed the summer advice of Coach 
Murray and did their own conditioning. 

"Smilin' Bill" didn't have a smile on 
his face as he talked with the Duke sports 
publicity department prior to the opening 
of practice. 

"They are rating us too highly," Mur- 
ray said. "We admitted that we were 
going to have a better team and with that 
all the writers started putting us as one of 
the best in the nation. 

Captain Louis Tepe, 1952 Center 

"When we said we were going to be 
improved (Murray always uses that edi- 
torial 'we'), we pointed out that our 
schedule was much tougher. At the same 
time, there is certainly room for improve- 
ment after our 5-4-1 record last season. 

"We have faith in these boys and con- 
fidence that they will do a job everyone 
will be proud of, but putting them up 
there with the nation's powerhouse teams 
is simply too much. We will not be a 
pushover, but we have our problems, too." 

The old smile returned, however, when 
Murray talked about his offensive back- 
field. With quarterbacks like Jerry Bar- 
ger, Worth Lutz and Sam Eberdt, half- 
backs like Lutz, Red Smith, Charlie 
Smith, Piney Field, Lloyd Caudle and 
Gerald Mozingo, and fullbacks like Joe 
Kistler and Byrd Looper, there is reason 
for his grin. 

In fact, the offensive team returns in- 
tact except for Blaine Earon, standout 
end. Howie Pitt returns to one flank job 
and Bill Keziah, who will do double duty 
as linebacker and end, will take Earon's 
old job. Ray Green and Tank Lawrence 
return at the tackles, Truett Grant and 
Jim Logan at the guards, and Captain 
Lou Tepe, one of the best in the busi- 
ness, at center. 

The darker side of the pictures comes 
with the defensive teams and with re- 
serves at most all of the posts. Some of 
the offensive boys will have to do double 
duty and work on the defense as well. 
Murray tried all of them out on both 
offense and defense during spring drills. 

The center of the defensive line returns 
with Carl Holben and Ed Meadows at 
tackles, Bobby Burrows and Red Leach 
at the guards and Bill Keziah at center 

All of the regular ends from last sea- 
son have graduated and most of the 
defensive backfield. Worth Lutz, the all- 
around All-America prospect, will play 
one halfback spot on defense as well as 
quarterback or halfback on offense. John 
Carey returns at the defensive fullback 

Joe Hands, Elbert Whitley, Francis 
Gleason, Jules Skodzinski, Ben Eller, all 
sophs, and Frosh Tom Wood, are other 
end candidates. Tom Miller and Ray 
Haislip, seniors, Conrad Moon, junior, 

Fred Campbell, sophomore, and Jesse 
Birehfield, freshman, are being looked to 
for help at the tackle posts. 

Other guard candidates are Bob Berger 
and Walter Smith, seniors, Carl Bonin, 
junior, and Ralph Torrance, soph. Chris 
LaCaruba, Eugene Million and Johnny 
Palmer will help at center. 

Seniors Dave Lerps and Charles Mason 
and Frosh Bob Murray will be hopefuls 
for the quarterback job but Barger, Lutz 
and Eberdt will be hard to beat out. 

Nick McKeithan and Bill Conner, both 
sophs, are halfback hopefuls, Hunter 
Hadley will be a fullback candidate, Ray 
Horton and Junior MeRoy will be line- 
backers, and Billy Lea and Dickie Som- 
mers will give experience to the defensive 
backfield positions. 

In a nutshell, it appears right now that 
Duke will be able to score, using either 
power or speed according to which play- 
ers are in the lineup at the time. If a 
defensive unit is found that can keep the 
opponents from scoring too much, the 
Blue Devils could be mighty, mighty 
tough. They'll furnish plenty of thrills 
for sure. 

Tickets are still available for all games 
at home and away and, as usual, orders 
should be addressed to Business Manager, 
Duke Athletic Association, Durham. 
Alumni always get top priority in the 
best available tickets. 

Fullbacks Byrd Looper and 
Jack Kistler 


Duke Alumni Register 

The schedule is as follows : 

Sept. 20 — Washington and Lee at Dur- 

Sept. 26— SMU at Dallas, Texas. 

Oct. 4 — Tennessee at Durham. 

Oct. 11 — South Carolina at Columbia, 
S. C. 

Oct. 18— N. C. State at Ealeigh, N. C. 

Oct. 25 — Virginia at Charlottesville, Va. 

Nov. 1 — Georgia Tech (Homecoming) 
at Durham. 

Nov. 8 — Navy at Durham. 

Nov. 15 — Wake Forest at Wake Forest, 
N. C. 

Nov. 22— North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 
N. C. 

"Ace" Succeeds Coombs 

Clarence (Ace) Paeker, '36, one of 
Duke University's greatest athletes 
and at present assistant football coach at 
the institution, will be the new baseball 
coach of the Blue Devils, it was an- 
nounced here today by Duke Athletic 
Director E. M. Cameron. 

Parker, who is generally recognized as 
one of the football greats of all-time both 
in college and professional ball in which 
he won All-American honors, is currently 
player-manager of the professional Dur- 
ham Bulls of the Class B Carolina League. 

In making the announcement, Cameron 
said, "Clarence Parker has been connected 
with college and professional baseball 
since 1937 as both player and manager. 
He is one of the most apt pupils of our 
former coach, John W. (Jack) Coombs, 
and we know he will carry on in the tra- 
ditions of Coach Coombs." 

See Ace Succeeds, page 178 

Offensive-Defensive Back, 
Worth Lutz 

Football Squad Roster for 1952 Season 

No. Ends Age Wgt. Hgt. Class Hometown 

86 Bill Kezriah 21 208 5-11 Senior Burlington, N. C. 

82 Howard Pitt 20 195 6-3 Junior Hertford, N. C. 

64 Joe Hands 19 197 6-0 Soph. Mt. Rainier, Md. 

59 Elbert Whitley 18 197 6-2 Soph. Albemarle, N. C. 

28 Francis Gleason 21 187 6-2 Soph. Washington, D. C. 

45 Jules Skodzinski 19 195 6-2 Soph. Philadelphia, Pa. 

80 Ben Eller 20 181 6-2 Soph. Lenoir, N. C. 

85 Tom Wood 18 198 6-2 Frosh High Point, N. C. 


77 Jim (Tank) Lawrence .21 235 6-0 Senior Macon, Ga. 

74 Carl Holben 21 218 6-2 Senior Zelienople, Pa. 

43 Eay Green 21 207 6-2 Senior Fayetteville, N. C. 

76 Tom Miller 22 207 5-11 Senior Annapolis, Md. 

69 Ray Haislip 21 216 6-1 Senior Rocky Mount, N. C. 

70 Ed (Country) Meadows . .22 217 6-3 Junior Oxford, N. C. 
32 Conrad Moon 22 206 6-0 Junior Atlanta, Ga. 

48 Fred Campbell 21 209 6-2 Soph. Swa"rthmore, Pa. 

75 Jesse Birchfield 21 220 6-1 Frosh Elizabethton, Tenn. 


31 Carson (Red) Leach 23 206 5-10 Senior Haw River, N. C. 

38 Bob Berger 22 201 5-9 Senior Coalgood, Ky. 

62 Truett Grant 22 204 6-0 Senior High Point, N. C. 

73 Jim Logan 22 194 6-2 Senior Asheville, N. C. 

89 Walter Smith 22 181 6-0 Senior Raleigh, N. C. 

61 Carl (Yogi) Bonin 21 218 5-10 Senior Englewood, N. J. 

66 Bobby Burrows 20 202 6-0 Junior Asheboro, N. C. 

11 Ralph Torrance 20 207 5-11 Soph. Macon, Ga. 


55 Lou Tepe (Capt.) 22 191 6-1 Senior Englewood, N. J. 

52 Chris LaCaruba 22 196 5-10 Senior Phillipsburg, N. J. 

56 Eugene Million 21 188 5-11 Junior Washington, D. C. 

53 Johnny Palmer 20 . 188 5-10 Soph. Lynchburg, Va. 


39 Dave Lerps 21 170 6-1 Senior Tuckahoe, N. Y. 

16 Charles Mason 20 195 6-1 Junior Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 

36 Jerry Barger 20 174 5-10 Soph. Salisbury, N. C. 

17 Worth Lutz .". . 19 183 6-0 Soph. Durham, N. C. 

46 Sam Eberdt 20 196 6-2 Soph. Arlington, Va. 

19 Bob Murray 19 180 5-11 Frosh Woodmere, N. Y. 


26 Charlie Smith 22 181 5-11 Senior Wilmington, N. C. 

37 Lloyd Caudle 21 183 5-11 Senior Lewisville, N. C. 

23 Herbert (Piney) Field . . .22 155 5-10 Senior Martinsville, Va, 

24 Billy Lea 22 184 6-0 Senior Lynchburg, Va. 

25 Dick Sommers 21 160 5-8 Senior Kingsport, Tenn. 

29 Gerald Mozingo 21 171 5-10 Senior La Grange, N. C. 

49 James (Red) Smith 22 198 5-9 Junior Winston-Salem, N. C. 

22 Bill Conner 23 166 5-8 Soph. Roanoke, Va. 

42 Nick McKeithan 19 187 6-1 Soph. Lumberton, N. C. 


15 John Carey 20 193 6-0 Senior Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

27 Ray Horton 21 176 6-0 Senior Norfolk, Va. 

34 JackKistler 20 210 6-2 Junior Ardmore, Pa. 

41 Byrd Looper 21 198 6-0 Junior Gastonia, N. C. 

18 W.D. (Junior) McRoy . .21 188 5-10 Junior Goldsboro, N. C. 

44 Hunter Hadley 21 180 5-9 Junior Monroe, N. C. 

September, 1952 


From the Faculty 

Atom Will Be Largest Industry 

By next year, America's atomic energy 
program will be the largest industry in 
the nation, said Martin Black, Duke pro- 
fessor of accounting, in a speech to the 
Durham Sertoma Club. 

Mr. Black cited figures showing that 
the Government atomic energy work and 
research in 1949, and, during the fiscal 
year the figure will approximate $4,100,- 

A consultant engineer of the Atomic 
Energy Commission, Mr. Black explained 
how the various plants are operating, hut, 
for security reasons, limited his explana- 
tions to generalities. The industry's chief 
purpose, he said, is making bombs, but 
added, "we're looking forward to the 
time when we can devote our full attention 
to peaceful uses." 

Movies May Regain Losses 

In spite of the double bogey of tele- 
vision and dwindling income from foreign 
countries, Hollywood may muddle through 
its present economic storm, wrote Everett 
J. Mann, associate professor of account- 
ing, in a current issue of the Commercial 
and Financial Chronical. 

Mr. Mann cited three main reasons for 
the movie industry's slump : inflation and 
nationalism in Europe, limiting the num- 
ber of American films that could be im- 
ported into foreign countries; a U. S. 
Supreme Court ruling that production 
facilities of five major motion picture 
companies be divorced from their exhibit- 
ing facilities; and the fact that the in- 
dustry draws most of its support from 
the under-30 group, now small because of 
the low birthrate of the 1930s. 

To combat the slump, Mr. Mann said 
that Hollywood may produce three types 
of movies : the low-budget, art picture for 
mature audiences; the "sure hit" picture 
for the mass audience; and the spectacle 
entertainment that cannot be reproduced 
on television. 

Attend World Conference 

Dr. Robert E. Cushman, professor of 
Christian theology in the Duke Divinity 
School, was one of eight representatives 
of Methodist theological schools to par- 
ticipate in a meeting of the World Con- 
ference on Faith and Order, August 16-30, 
in Lund, Sweden. Dr. Cushman sailed in 
July and will be back here to resume his 
academic duties this month. 

Dr. Cushman also visited the University 
of Nottingham and he lectured on "New 
Research Materials from the Libraries of 
the Near East," before the British So- 
ciety of Old Testament Studies. 

Dr. Kenneth W. Clark, professor of 
the New Testament, was also in Europe 
for six weeks this summer, and took part 
in a joint meeting of the executive com- 
mittee of the American and British Inter- 
national Textual Criticism Project held 
at Oxford University from July 12-18. 

Bevington Book Is Scheduled 

Dr. M. M. Bevington's latest book, 
"Memoirs of James Stephen, 1758-1832," 
will be published late this year by the 
Hogarth Press, London, England. Ed- 
ited from manuscript sources in the Brit- 
ish Museum, the book is part of a project 
by Dr. Bevington on the literary family 
of Stephen. 

Dr. and Mrs. Bevington, both of the 
Duke English Department, sailed July 25 
for London, where Dr. Bevington over- 
saw the task of putting the book through 
the press. 

Summer Symphony Feature 

Dr. Loren Withers, assistant professor 
in the Department of Aesthetics, Art, and 
Music, was featured recently with the 
Transylvania Symphony Orchestra at the 
Transylvania Music Camp near Brevard, 
N. C. 

He joined Robert Harrison, concert- 
master of the Atlanta Symphony, and 
Gordon Epperson, 'cellist on the music 
faculty of Louisiana State University, in 
Beethoven's Concerto in C Major. The 
80-piece orchestra was conducted by 
James Christian Pfohl. 

Currently in charge of piano instruction 
at the Western North Carolina Camp, Dr. 
Withers, in addition to being an assistant 
professor of music, is also a member of 
the executive committee for the Depart- 
ment of Aesthetics, Art, and Music at 
Duke. He is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Kansas, New York University, and 
the Juilliard School of Music, New York 

Realism Over Color 

The appearance of realism is more im- 
portant than color in determining a child's 
appreciation of a picture, concluded Dr. 
Mabel Rudisell of the education depart- 
ment, in an article entitled "Children's 
Preferences for Color Versus Other Qual- 

ities in Illustrations," printed in The 
Elementary School Journal published by 
the University of Chicago Press. 

Choosing five different types of the 
same picture, a test was made of children 
from kindergarten through the sixth 
grade. Altogether there was an average 
of from 150 to 200 children in each of 
the grades from the first to the sixth, and 
27 kindergarten children. Each child was 
shown in different combinations : an uncol- 
ored photograph; a colored drawing, 
realistic in form and in color; an outline 
drawing, realistic in form but outlined in 
color without regard for realistic effect ; 
and a colored drawing, conventionalized in 
form, decorative but unrealistic in color. 

Other conclusions that Dr. Rudisell 
reached were, first that a child tries to 
identify the content of a picture upon 
first looking at it. Secondly, the child's 
satisfaction with the picture is determined 
by its success in making its content ap- 
pear real or lifelike. And lastly, the 
color in pictures is more successful if it 
increases the appearance of realism. 


of Interest to 
Duke Alumni 

Howells & Italy 

by James L. Woodress, Ph.D. '50. Duke 
University Press, Box 6697, College 
Station, Durham, N. C. $3.50 

The great and underestimated influence 
of Italy on William Dean Howells's liter- 
ary and personal life is emphasized in 
this biography by James L. Woodress, 
Ph.D. '50. 

Dr. Woodress shows that Howells's four 
years as consul in Venice were most sig- 
nificant in forming the background for his 
writings. It is noteworthy that the books, 
Venetian Life and Italian Journeys first 
made Howells an important literary fig- 
ure. After that, all of his literary ac- 
complishments, including novels, travel 
books, critical essays, reminiscent sketches, 
poems, and translations, attest to How- 
ells's love of Italy and the Italian people. 

In the biography, Dr. Woodress traces 
Howells's life through his years in Venice 
from 1861-65, his years as literary ap- 
prentice, and his study of Italian liter- 
ature and of Italian life. Throughout his 
life, he often recommended Italian books 
for friends, assisted Italian refugees and 
scholars, and discussed Italian authors 
and literature. 

Dr. Woodress received his A.B. degree 
See Books, page 179 


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New Knowledge from Ancient Waters 

Duke's Marine Laboratory Fosters Research and Training 

Diligent and persistent probing has 
persuaded the great sea to surrender 
answers to many of the riddles of life. 
From minute, single-celled organisms to 
giant warm-blooded whales, the salty 
waters that compose three-quarters of the 
earth's surface teem with life. 

Here practically all groups of the 
world's animals are found, and numerous 
groups are found only in the ocean. Here 
also dwell many strange and nomadic 
species of plants, whose mysteries delight 
the hearts of adventurous botanists. 

For such reasons and others the sea 
occupies a position of prime significance 
in the study of biology. There are those 
who hold that no student zoologist is 
properly educated until he has had an 
opportunity to search the shores of the 
sea and examine in detail the species that 
inhabit them. It is certain that much 
that is fundamental to modern science had 
its origin in ocean research, and it is 
equally certain that much remains to be 
learned from the same abundant source. 

In this respect Duke scientists and the 
students they teach enjoy a distinct ad- 
vantage. The Duke University Marine 
Laboratory on Piver's Island near Beau- 
fort, N. C, is one of the richest sources 
of marine life on the Atlantic Seaboard. 

In this particular geographical area, 
near the tepid Gulf Stream, species of 
northern waters have arrived to mingle 
freely, in peace and in conflict, with their 
cousins from the south. Great expanses 
of mud and sand flats, rock jetties, shal- 
low and deep channels, provide biological 
hunting grounds unusually luxuriant for 
students, teachers, and investigators. 

Beaufort can claim to be the best known 
marine area south of the famous lab- 
oratory at Wood's Hole, Mass., the joint 
venture of colleges and universities of the 
United States. 

The Laboratory 

The Duke laboratory was established in 
1938. At the present time it consists of 

eight buildings, which are a research lab- 
oratory, a student laboratory, a boat 
house, dining hall, director's residence, 
and three cottage-dormitories. The build- 
ings are arranged in a quadrangle some- 
what smaller than a football field. 

A 38-foot power boat and several row- 
boats and outboard motors transport 
residents on field trips to neighboring col- 
lecting grounds. 

The installation is on 11% acres on the 
southern half of the island, while on the 
northern portion is located the U. S. Fish 
and Wildlife Laboratory. Nearby, across 
the water, is the University of North 
Carolina Institute of Fisheries Research, 
whose director is William A. Ellison, Jr., 
'23, A.M. '24. While the Duke station is 
the only teaching installation, all three 
enjoy unexcelled cooperation in their pro- 

A visitor to the Duke station is im- 
pressed first by the seemingly informal 
atmosphere, with teachers and students 
clad in shorts and sneakers and mingling 
in friendly ease. 

The second impression is the intense in- 
terest that residents take in their work. 
Marine biology is the topic discussed in 
dining hall, dormitory, and on the beach. 
Lights burn until midnight and after in 
both laboratory buildings. The majority 
of students are enrolled in the Graduate 
School of Arts and Sciences, with a 
sprinkling of seniors engaged in advanced 

Residents include, besides Duke people, 
a number of researchers and students 
from other institutions. During this sum- 
mer, for example, there have been 43 stu- 
dents and nine faculty members and in- 
vestigators from eight states, including 
Maine and Oregon. 

The curriculum includes marine ecology, 
bio-hydraulies, marine invertebrate zool- 
ogy, and special problems and research in 
zoology and botany. 

Research Underway 

Research at the lab is directed toward 
learning more about the curious inhabi- 
tants of the sea and its shores, both plant 
and animal. Some of it has a direct bear- 
ing on problems of immediate concern, 
such as the effect of destructive ship- 
worms on various types of wood. Other 
is more in the nature of "pure" research 
which results in material for productive 
teaching and in answers to age-old rid- 
dles, which frequently offer unexpected 
and valuable clues to some of mankind's 
greatest harassments. 

What sort of research are Duke staff 
members engaged in this summer? 

Dr. C. G. Bookhout, Ph.D. '34, asso- 
ciate professor of zoology and director of 
the Marine Lab, is working under navy 
contract on that universal plague of sea- 
going vessels, the barnacle. More spe- 
cifically, he is attempting to determine if 
there is a relationship between the moult- 
ing period and the growth cycle of the 

The barnacle, as a free-swimming larva, 
attaches itself to almost any surface the 
sea offers. By secreting concentric circles 
of calcium around itself and its shell, it 
takes a firm grip upon its chance abode. 
Thereafter, it periodically sheds, within 
its shell, its exoskeleton. At the same time 
it grows and secretes more calcium. 

Dr. Bookhout and the navy want to 
know if this moulting period has any in- 
fluence upon the growth of the organism 

The first major problem of Dr. Book- 
hout and assistant John D. Costlow, Jr., 
faced was finding an ideal cultural medi- 
um in which barnacles would grow and 
carry on normal life functions under lab- 
oratory conditions. While it was known 
that adult barnacles thrived on a mixture 
of strained liver and Pablum brei, recent- 
ly metamorphosed barnacles required mi- 
croscopic organisms which will remain in 
See Neic Knowledge, page 178 

September, 1952 


The Marine Laboratory 

The four pictures in the panel at 
left show the various steps used by 
Dr. C. G. Bookhout and his assist- 
ants in their study of the moulting 
and growth cycles of barnacles. 

Top photo shows a raised double 
rack of terra cotta tiles, which are 
used to collect young barnacles from 
the salt water. The organisms at- 
tach themselves to the tiles and are 
taken into the lab to be raised to 

The next photo shows graduate 
student John D. Costlow, Jr., of 
Baltimore, Md., examining a rack 
of plastic containers, just pulled 
from the water. Here barnacles are 
studied in the natural habitat of 
the sea. 

Second from bottom, Costlow and 
Dr. Bookhout are preparing to place 
newly arrived barnacles in a cul- 
tural medium that will enable them 
to grow and moult. The medium 
contains microscopic plants and ani- 
mals upon which the barnacles feed, 
thus simulating as closely as pos- 
sible actual sea conditions. 

Bottom photo shows the life proc- 
esses of the barnacles laid bare to 
the observers. Each barnacle occu- 
pies an individual glass tray and its 
activities are examined daily. Each 
organism is also measured daily to 
determine rate of growth. 

Dr. I. E. Gray, chairman of 
the zoology department, this 
summer is making a study of 
the respiratory surfaces of 
fish in relation to their shape, 
size, and general habits. 



Look sharp to see birds and eggs i 
Protective coloration makes them 
the sand on Bird Island near the 
to right are an adult black skinm 
babies, and one just ready to begin 
are visible at lower left. 

Lower left, Nancy Pihlgren of Bogota, N. Y., Margie 
VanderSchalie of Castle Hayne, X. C, and Xina Ruth 
Glass of Kannapolis, N. C, examine the contents of the 
trawl just dumped in the stern of the Venus. Colorful, 
dahlia-like sea urchins are in the foreground. 

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H. L. Blomquist, ehair- 
of the botany depart- 
;, is investigating sargas- 
in the Beaufort area and 
so cataloguing plant life 
d in Carteret County. 

Dr. John* Vbrnberg, instruc- 
tor in zoology, here extracts 
the brain of a toadflsh to see 
how its consumption of oxy- 
gen correlates with gill sur- 

Dr. Winona Vernberg (Mrs. 
John) draws, under a projec- 
tor, one phase of the life cycle 
of a parasite that lives in 
snails, crabs, and birds. She 
is assisting Dr. Hunter. 

Dr. Wanda S. Hunter, asso- 
ciate professor of zoology, 
here looks over some snails 
which are one of the hosts of 
the curious parasitical worm, 
Gynaecotyla adunca. 



photo above, 
invisible in 
i Lab. Left 
■wly hatched 
I Two eggs 

At upper right, a good day's catch is examined on 
the dock after a collecting trip in the 38-foot Venus 
to neighboring islands and channels. Left to right 
are Kay Derrick, Boone, X. C, Dr. Bookhout, and 
Margie VanderSchalie of Castle Hayne, N. C. 

At lower right, a class in invertebrate zoology meets 
in the student laboratory. This photo demonstrates 
the need at the lab for additional classroom and lec- 
ture space. There is only one room, the dining hall, 
large enough to accommodate even the small student 
bodv enrolled. 

nter, the Venus, seen from the 

is preparing to shove off for 

ip among the productive sand 

I mud flats in the vicinity of 

Senior Steve Wainwright 
of Indianapolis, Ind., uses a 
spear gun to collect specimens 
and food fish. The buoy marks 
a channel. 

September, 1952 


New Knowledge 

(Continued from page 175) 
suspension. Experiments eventually 
showed that a mixture of Nitzschia and 
Chlamydomonas, unicellular plants and 
animals, served the purpose. 

Plastic sheets were placed under the 
dock to collect barnacles as soon as they 
became attached. The sheets were cut into 
one-inch squares and placed in the lab- 
oratory under observation, one barnacle 
per square. Fed properly, several series 
of them grew into adults. 

Work is now proceeding with two other 
acorn barnacles, Balanus amphitrite and 
Balanus eburneus. 

A Variety of Projects 

Other Duke staff members doing re- 
search at the lab this summer include Dr. 
I. E. Gray, head of the department of 
zoology; Dr. Wanda S. Hunter, associate 
professor of zoology; Dr. H. L. Blom- 
quist, professor of botany; Dr. E. J. 
Vernberg, instructor in zoology; Dr. 
Winona B. Vernberg, also a Ph.D. in 
zoology, research assistant; and William 
Ward, A.M. '52, research assistant. 

When a fish arrives at the laboratory, 
according to a standing jest this summer, 
Dr. Gray gets the gills, Drs. Hunter and 
and Winona Vernberg get the intestiues, 
and the brain goes to Dr. John Vernberg. 

Dr. Gray is studying the respiratory 
surface of fish as it relates to their activ- 
ity, shape, metabolism, and general hab- 
its. The gills, through which a fish 
breathes, is like a curved comb that has 
too many teeth, each one about the diam- 
eter of a knitting thread. These fila- 
ments absorb oxygen from the water. 

It has become apparent that the more 
active the fish, the greater its respiratory 
area. A slothful one-pound toadfish, for 
example, has a gill area about the size of 
a sheet of writing paper, while a more 
vigorous mackerel of the same weight 
may have an area equal to the surface of 
a bedroom door. While the mackerel, and 
other fast-moving species, must move 
constantly in order to force water through 
their gills, the toadfish seems to be able to 
draw the water through its gills while ly- 
ing inert. 

Dr. Gray's work this summer may be 
described as "a comparative study of the 
respiratory surface in fishes " 

Dr. John Vernberg is working on a re- 
lated project. He is trying to discover 
how the oxygen consumption of fish tis- 
sues correlates with gill surfaces. Cur- 
rently he is concentrating on brain tissues. 

Dr. Hunter, assisted by Dr. Winona 
Vernberg, is tracing the curious life cycle 
of a Gynaecotiila adunea, a tiny parasite 

that lives, as an adult, in the intestines of 
shore birds. Its eggs pass out with the 
excreta of the bird. Mud snails eat the 
eggs on the sand. Within the snail, larva 
hatch from the eggs, pass out through the 
tissues of the snail, and penetrate the 
gills of fiddler crabs. Here the second 
stage of the larvae occurs, and when the 
fiddler crab is eaten by the bird, the 
microscopic organism develops into an 
adult and the cycle begins anew. 

Dr. Hunter has been the first to suc- 
cessfully raise these parasites, outside of 
their hosts, into adults which produce per- 
fect eggs. 

Bill Ward is working with eight species 
of Cuban woods to determine which of 
them are most resistant to ship worms. 
Native pine slabs are used as controls. 
The project was started in cooperation 
with the Forestry School, which supplied 
the wood and two graduate students for 

Dr. Blomquist is studying the varieties 
of sargassum that are found in the Beau- 
fort area and is also working on a com- 
plete collection of plant species in Car- 
teret County, which are among the most 
fascinating in the world. They include 
several varieties of insectivorous plants 
which trap insects snapping at them, hold- 
ing them fast in sticky excretions, or 
enticing them into deep traps. 

New Facilities Needed 

Students at the Marine Laboratory 
benefit by an unusually close personal 
relationship with their teachers. This is 
a situation which Dr. Bookhout and mem- 
bers of his staff wish to see perpetuated. 
At the same time there is a real need for 
an expansion of facilities at the station. 

A new research laboratory, which will 
contain additional laboratory space and, 
above all, a good library is a pressing 
need. At the present time there is scarcely 
enough space for the small number of stu- 
dents who are admitted for study each 

Evening lectures, offered to the entire 
student group by staff members and fre- 
quent visiting authorities, must be given 
in the dining hall since it is the only room 
large enough to accommodate as many as 
35 or 40 persons. 

While visiting researchers and teachers 
are encouraged to participate in labora- 
tory activities and conduct projects of 
their own, only a few can be invited each 
summer due to limited working facilities. 
Dr. Bookhout believes that more visitors 
from other institutions would add to the 
stimulating atmosphere of the station and 
would promote its work to a considerable 

Like other Univeristy programs, the 

Marine Laboratory must operate on a lim- 
ited budget. Xew funds must be made 
available before plans for new and en- 
larged facilities can be realized and the 
full productive potentialities of the sta- 
tion can be realized. 

The lab tries to encourage students 
from other institutions to make use of its 
existing facilities. Students from many 
states, particularly those which do not 
have coastlines, apply for admission. Dur- 
ing the winter groups travel for great 
distances to make brief visits to the sta- 
tion for instructional purposes. 

This summer 10 scholarships were of- 
fered to students from colleges and uni- 
versities other than Duke. Eight were 
awarded, all on the basis of the recipients' 
ability and interest. 

The Duke University Marine Labora- 
tory, with its advantageous location and 
its fine record of achievement, can confi- 
dently look toward increasing fame in the 
future. The growing importance of the 
sea as a source of food and minerals 
establishes as imperative the need for ag- 
gressive investigation into its potential- 
ities, and Duke University, through its 
pioneering Beaufort installation, is mak- 
ing substantial contributions to teaching 
and research in this field. 

Ace Succeeds 

(Continued from page 173) 

Parker jumped straight from college 
ball into the majors. He joined the Phila- 
delphia Athletics in 1937 and in his first 
major league appearance — as a pinch 
hitter — belted out a home run. 

He stayed with the A's for two years. 
In 1939, he joined the Portsmouth, Va., 
team of the Piedmont League and was a 
star of that team in his home town. 

In 1940 he was sold to Pittsburgh who 
sent him to Syracuse where he was out- 
standing until he suffered a broken leg. 

Parker returned to Portsmouth in 1941 
and after a great start, broke his other 
leg. Incidentally, Parker spent years in 
high school, college and professional foot- 
ball without a serious injury. 

In 1942, he entered the Naval Service 
where he remained for three years, being 
separated from the service with the rank 
of lieutenant. 

Parker returned to the Portsmouth club 
in 1946 where he spent a season before 
being signed by the Chicago Cubs in 1947 
despite the fact that he was 35 years of 

He joined the Duke football staff under 
Wallace Wade that fall and returned to 
Portsmouth as manager in 1948. His 


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Clarence "Ace" Parker, '36 
New Baseball Coach 

team finished second in the loop. He took 
over as manager of the Durham club in 
the spring of 1949. 

During his four years with Durham, 
Parker has been selected as manager of 
the All-Star team three times (it was not 
played one year) and he has been selected 
as "Manager of the Year" two times. 

His team won the pennant last season 
and is in second place this year. 

Parker's career in college and profes- 
sional ball was sensational. A year after 
joining the Brooklyn club in 1937, he was 
named All-Professional. He again cap- 
tured that honor in 1940 and was also 
named "Most Valuable Player" in the 
National Football League. 

While playing at Duke, he was named 
to the All-America team after three years 
of amazing performances during which 
he made 14 runs from 25 yards to 105 
yards. The 105-yard kick-off return came 
in his final game against arch-rival Uni- 
versity of North Carolina and broke a 
7-7 tie to send the Blue Devils on to a 
27-7 victory. 

He still holds all Duke yards-gained-by- 
rushing records and the three-year career 
scoring record of 134 points. 

Parker will officially become baseball 
coach on August 31 at which time Coach 
Coombs will be retired. He will resign 
as manager of the Durham club after this 
season and spend his entire time with 
Duke football and baseball. 

Parker is 40 years of age, having been 
born in Portsmouth, Va., on May 17, 
1912. In 1942 he married Thelma Sykes, 
of Portsmouth, who is a former cham- 
pion bowler and an avid sports follower. 


(Continued from page 174) 
from Amherst College, A.M. from New 
York University, and Ph.D. from Duke 
University. He has published articles in 
the .Huntington Library Quarterly, Mod- 
em Language Notes, Studies in Bibliog- 
raphy, and other scholarly journals. 

The Other Harmony of Prose 

by Paull F. Bourn. Duke University 
Press, Box 6697, College Station, Dur- 
ham, N. C. $3.50 
In his preface Dr. Baum states : "It 
is all very well to speak of 'the nearly 
universal susceptibility to the effect of 
rich and powerful sound,' or to say de- 
fensively, as Arnold felt obliged to say 
of the grand manner, that the presence 
or absence of prose rhythm can only be 
spiritually discerned. But the effort to 
penetrate further, to see just what these 
effects are, brings out the difficulties. 
English prosody has a history of some 
thousand years, yet many of the funda- 
mentals are still in dispute ; and the study 
of prose rhythm is only beginning." 

Dr. Baum proceeds to investigate the 
principles of rhythm in prose. In this 
process he discusses prolegomena and 
varia, rhythm as sound, rhythm as syn- 
tax, rhythm as meter, stress groups and 
others, rhythmical effects, rhythm and 
a-rhythm, and ends with a brief con- 

A professor of English at Duke since 
1922, Dr. Baum is the author of a large 
number of books. He has edited five 
books on Dante Gabriel Rossetti and one 
on William Michael Rossetti, the latter in 
collaboration with Dr. Clarence Gohdes, 
also of the Duke English Department. 
Other books that he has written are The 
Principles of English Versification (1922) 
and Tennyson Sixty Years After (1948). 

The Frank C. Brown Collection of 
North Carolina Folklore 
Volume III — Polk Songs. 
Duke University Press, Box 6697, Col- 
lege Station, Durham, N. C. $7.50 
After organizing the North Carolina 
Folklore Society in 1913, Dr. Brown and 
the Society collected folklore directly from 
individuals. Nearly forty years later, in 
1943, Dr. Brown died, leaving a large 
mass of texts and notes assembled, all 
collected since 1913. Dr. Newman Ivey 
White was chosen for the task of picking 
associate editors to edit the separate 
groups of folklore. Upon Dr. White's 
death in 1948, Dr. Paull F. Baum was 
chosen to see the work through its final 

Having been preceded by Volumes I 

and II, this third volume of North Caro- 
lina Folk Songs was edited by Henry M. 
Belden and Arthur Palmer Hudson, two 
of the nine associate editors of the five 
volumes. This book contains courting, 
drink and gambling, homiletic, play-party, 
work, satirical, patriotic, blackface min- 
strel and Negro secular, and religious 
songs, and in addition, lullabies, jingles 
about animals, folk lyrics, and songs of 
prisoners and tramps. This volume, as 
well as the other four, contains four or 
more wood engravings by Clare Leighton. 
The principle that a song is only an ex- 
pression of sentiment, and that a ballad 
describes or implies some action, was used 
as a criterion for choosing the songs in 
this book. Hence, Volume II contains 
ballads, and this volume songs. Volume 
IV of the series is entitled The Music of 
the Ballads and Songs, and Volume V 
contains superstitions from North Caro- 
lina. The latter two volumes are sched- 
uled to be published at a later date. 

Alumni Affairs 

(Continued from page 171) 
discover new information about Greek- 
Roman trade relations during the time 
when Greece was a part of the Roman 

A branch of the Fulbright program, 
the aim of the work is to strengthen the 
friendly relations between Greece and 
America by studying the culture shared 
mutually by the two countries. 

According to Dr. Robinson, some 50 
Americans are now working in Greece as 
Fulbright scholars assisting the Greeks in 
various phases of their rehabilitation 

East and West 

(Continued from page 167) 
and others in securing from the North 
Carolina General Assembly the first 
$100,000 appropriation for the public 
schools before Charles B. Aycoek became 
Governor and while it was considered by 
some an act inimical to the state uni- 

"Dr. William Preston Few held mem- 
bership in the North Carolina Education 
Association for more than a quarter of 
a century and was on call for the public 
schools throughout his administration of 
Trinity College and Duke University. 

"Many through this institution served 
the teaching profession and the state of 
North Carolina. This institution may 
well be proud of its alumni who have 
taught : Walter Thomas Page, William 
Ivey Crawford, Eugene Clyde Brooks. 
Bruce Payne, Edgar Wallace Knight, 
George Braxton Pegram, Eugene Cun- 
ningham Bronson are just a few." 

September, 1952 



1. Donna Lee Kalevas. 1st Lt. Harry J. 
Kalevas, '44, M.D. '48. Korea. 

2. Ted Philpott. 

3. Bob Philpott. Rachel Sink Philpott 
(Mrs. Robert), '36. Lexington, N. C. 

4. Richard B. Maxwell, HI. Helen Ply- 
ler Maxwell (Mrs. R. B., Jr.), '42. West- 
field, N. J. A. W. Plyler, '92, D.D. '37 

5. John Rudy Wallace. Martha Rudy 
Wallace (Mrs. J. P.), '48. St. Peters- 
burg, Pla. 

6. Betset Emerson Bruckner. 

7. Marion Duke Bruckner. Marion John- 
son Bruckner, '40. Jack L. Bruckner, 
'42. Augusta, Ga. 

8. Steve Tyer. Janet Moran Tyer, *44. 
William B. Tyer, Jr., '43. Greensboro, 
N. C. 

Nancy Beard. Deanie Beard. Mildred 
Bergen Beard, '42. Francis D. Beard, 
'37. Durham, N. C. 

Dianne Beth Miller. 
'48. Bronxville, N. Y. 

Arthur Miller, 

11. David Harold Ratcliff. Betty Lee 
Swisher Ratcliff, '45. Harold B. Rat- 
cliff, '46. Peoria, 111. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 

Louis C. Allen, '16, Burlington, N. C. 
Marshall I. Pickens, '25, A.M. '26, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 
Harvey B. Craven, '96, Lakeland, Fla. 
Ottis L. Green, Sr., '97, Asheville, N. C. 
Bev. Louis T. Singleton. '06, Belhaven, 

N. C. 
Jake B. Golden, B.D. '51, Canton, N. C. 
Charles P. Bowles, '28, A.M. '31, B.D. '32, 

Charlotte, N. C. 
B. Delbert Byrum, B.D. '45, Murphy, N. C. 
John H. Carper, '29, B.D. '31, Gastonia, 

N. C. 
A. C. Waggoner, '27, B.D. '31, Mt. Airy, 

N. C. 
Bobert M. (Prep) Johnston, '16, Evanston, 

Bev. J. Max Brandon, Jr., '36, Denver, N. C. 
Armand E. Singer, A.M. '39, Ph.D. '44, 

Morgantown, W. Va. 
Mary White Singer (Mrs. A. E.), A.M. '36, 

Ph.D. '45, Morgantown, W. Va. 
William L. Baldwin, Jr., '51, Princeton, 

N. J. 
Ed Austin, Jr., '48, Gainesville, Fla. 
Lt. Jack E. Freeze, B.S.M.E. '49, Ft. Bel- 

voir, Va. 
H. A. (Lou) Bello, '47, Raleigh, N. C. 
Jackie Hutzler Bello (Mrs. H. A.), '48. 

Baleigh, N. C. 
Irving J. Edelman, '43, A.M. '47, Cleveland, 

William D. Branham, U.S.A.F. '49, Rocky 

Mount, N. C. 
Richard S. Douglas, '48, LL.B. '51, West- 
field, N. J. 
Kenneth E. Kreider, '52, Palmyra, Pa. 
Donald B. Capwell, '50, Jamaica, N. Y. 
Bev. Thomas C. Aycock, Jr., '47, Bosemont, 

Lueile Proctor Aycock (Mrs. T. C), E.N. 

'47, B.S.N. '47, Bosemont, Pa. 
Bev. O'Kelley Whitaker, '49, Charlotte, 

N. C. 
William B. Edwards, '45, Mount Vernon, 

N. Y. 
Frances Ledbetter Hunter (Mrs. John B.), 

'24, A.M. '31, Newington, Conn. 
Martha Rudy Wallace (Mrs. John P.), '48, 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 
George A. Trakas, '42, Gastonia, N. C. 
Lt. James P. Johnson, Jr., '46, M.D. '48, 

Eandolph A.F.B., Texas. 
Dr. Alona E. Evans, '40, Ph.D. '45, Wel- 

lesley, Mass. 
Harry E. Troxell, Jr., B.S. '43, M.F. '47, 

Fort Collins, Colo. 
William S. MeGranahan, Jr., '51, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 
Joanne Eae McGhee (Mrs. J. Glover), '48, 

Atlanta, Ga. 
V. 0. Jones, '27, LL.B. '30, M.Ed. '47, Con- 
cord, N. C. 

Robert B. Bruton, '29, Lexington, N. C. 
E. D. Hardesty, Jr., '23, Washington, D. C. 
Millard M. Eiggs, M.D. '44, Drexel, N. C. 
Philip J. Weaver, '34, Greensboro, N. C. 
Mary Langston Evans (Mrs. D. E.), '32, 

Manteo, N. C. 
Clarence D. Douglas, '20, Baleigh, N. C. 
Jack M. Hennemier, '35, College Park, Md. 
William E. Powell, '20, A.M. '32, Liles- 

ville, N. C. 
Brooks B. Little, '41, Nashville, Tenn. 
William Bates, Jr., '43, Havertown, Pa. 
Inez Allen Icenogle (Mrs. Karl L.), '19, 

Atlanta, Ga. 
J. Eoland Goode, '36, Caracas, Venezuela. 
James A. Richards, Jr., Ph.D. '42, Sharon 

HOI, Pa. 
Donald V. Shannehan, '41, Charlotte, N. C. 
H. Morris Cox, '37, A.M. '39, Clemson, 

S. C. 
Pierre P. Poole, M.D. '40, Brownsville, 

Ann Fouch Angell (Mrs. John H.), '44, 

M.D. '49, Orrville, Ohio. 
Craig C. Campbell, B.S. '49, M.F. '50, 

Arlington, Texas. 
Norma. Martin Campbell (Mrs. Craig C), 

'51, Arlington, Texas. 
B. Eugene Simmons, B.S. '51, University of 

Philip L. Shore, Jr., '35, B.D. '46, Gibson- 

ville, N. C. 
Rebecca M. Brogden, '35, St. Petersburg, 

Mamie E. Jenkins, '96, Baleigh, N. C. 
Denis L. O'Donovan, '52, South Miami, Fla. 
William E. Jahnke, B.S.M.E. '48, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 
Charles B. Way, '50, Baleigh, N. C. 
Robert M. Gantt, Jr., '44, Albemarle, N. C. 

Mary Belle Overstreet Poole (Mrs. G. D.), 
'44, Jonesboro, Ark. 

Grover D. Poole, '43, M.D. '45, Jonesboro, 

Chaplain Glynn A. Oglesby, B.D. '46, Camp 
Lejeune, N. C. 

Herbert G. Hipps, '50, Selrna, N. C. 

John P. MeGovern, '43, B.S.M. and M.D. 
'45, Washington, D. C. 

Arthur G. Miller, U.S.A.F. '42, Cocoa, Fla. 

Albert T. Early, '49, Charlotte, N. C. 

Jackson M. Sigmon, LL.B. '42, Bethlehem, 

Alan C. MeCree, '34, Union, N. J. 

Norris L. Hodgkins, '47, Southern Pines, 
N. C. 

Charles S. Perry, B.D. '45, Louisa, Ky. 

Dr. James M. Strickland, '39, Jackson- 
ville, Fla. 

Bobert (Andy) Anderson, '51, Port Deposit, 

Virginia Hay Anderson (Mrs. Bobert), '51, 
Port Deposit, Md. 

Anne Ipock Jackson (Mrs. D. S.), '46, 
Selma, Ala. 

Delwood S. Jackson, '48, Selma, Ala. 

William P. Dale, II. '33, A.M. '34, Ph.D. 
'41, Birmingham, Ala. 

Dr. Edward Sattenspiel, '41, San Angelo, 

Daniel M. Williams, Jr., '48, LL.B. '50, 
Fort Knox, Ky. 

Richard S. Andrews, B.S.M.E. '45, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Henry Greene, '24, Arlington, Va. 

Emmett H. Bradley, B.S.E.E. '49, Alex- 
andria, Va. 

Charles I. Williams, '33, Vineland, N. J. 

David L. Stubbs, '40, B.D. '43, Gastonia, 
N. C. 

Charles K. Ballard, '44, Charlotte, N. C. 

Van V. Secrest, Jr., '43, Monroe, N. C. 

George P. Clark, Jr., '45, Wilson, N. C. 


Classes having reunions at Commencement, 
1953, are as follows: '03, Golden Anniver- 
sary; '17 j '18; '19; '20; '28, Silver Anni- 
versary; '32; '33; '34; '43, Tenth Year 



President: Earl R. Franklin. 
Last April GARLAND GREEVER had a 
book of selections for u»e in freshman Eng- 
lish, Excursions into Practical Composition, 
published by Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. 
Professor emeritus of English at the Uni- 
versity of Southern California since 1949, 
he teaches one class at George Pepperdine 
College. Dr. Greever's address is 565 N. 
Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles 4, Calif. 

Vice-President : Dr. T. T. Spence. 
E. M. CARTER was recently elevated from 
vice-president to senior vice-president of the 
First National Bank and Trust Company 
of Tulsa, Okla. During his 36 years asso- 
ciation with the bank, he has worked in all 
of its departments. 


President: Vann V. Secrest, Sr. 
BELK, '23, are living at 1409 E. Walnut 
Street, Goldsboro, N. C, where Mr. Belk 
is editor of the Goldsboro News-Argus, an 
afternoon daily paper. Their only child, 
Marie Lueile Belk Lipton, was killed Feb- 

September, 1952 



1950, iu an automobile accident. 

Mr. Belk is past president of the N. C. 
Press Association, a trustee of East Caro- 
lina College, and former secretary of the 
N. C. Railroad. 

of New York, Inc., was elected assistant 
vice-president of that company. He lives 
at 21 Bedford Avenue, Roekville Centre, 
New York. 




Next Reunion: Commencement, 
President : Dr. Ralph L. Fisher. 
GINS GRAHAM, '27, make their home at 
2026 West Club Boulevard, Durham. She 
teaches art at the Durham Junior High 
School, and he is associated with Lipscomb- 
Gattis Company, clothiers. 

President: Charles W. Bundy. 
OSCAR L. RICHARDSON is a lawyer in 
the firm of Milliken and Richardson in Mon- 
roe, N. C. Mr. Richardson has been Clerk 
of the Superior Court, Speaker of the North 
Carolina House of Representatives, and 
North Carolina State Senator. He and his 
wife have two children, Sara Lou, 13, and 
Oscar L., Jr., 12. 



Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: Bernice Rose. 
In May R. FRANK BROWER, a system 
engineer for Consolidated Edison Company 

President: T. C. Kirkman. 
lives with her husband and son, Cecil Berry, 
at 2023 Sprunt Street, Durham. 



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for a growing North Carolina 


Durham Bank & Trust Company 

Geokge Watts Hill, Chairman Ben R. Roberts, President 

Apex Cooleemee Creedmoor Hillshoro Mebane Wake Forest 

Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 


Union Building, West Campus Cafeterias 

Union Building, East Campus Oak Room 

Southgate Dining Hall Woman's College Dining Halls 

Snack Bar 

as a highway engineer with the U. S. Bureau 
of Public Roads in Washington, D. C. He 
and his wife, the former Lillian Hooks, are 
living at 716 Grand View Drive, Alexandria, 
Va. They have two sons, Dewey H., Jr., 
23, and James M., 18. 


President: W. J. Smith. 
manager for the Connecticut General Life 
Insurance Company, his business addresses 
being 1001 Washington Building, 15th 
Street and New York Avenue, N.W., Wash- 
ington 5, D. C, and 326 St. Paul Place, 
Baltimore 2, Md. He and his wife, together 
with their two children, Blake Baker, Jr., 
15, and Helen Thorne, 12, are making their 
home at 9709 Connecticut Avenue, Kensing- 
ton, Md. 


President: Marshall I. Pickens. 
JULIAN PARKS BOYD, '25, A.M. '26, 
Litt.D. '51, former librarian at Princeton 
University, was recently awarded the honor- 
ary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at 
the 153rd Commencement of Washington 
and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. Dr. 
Boyd, who is now professor of history at 
Princeton, spends most of his time editing 
the Jefferson papers. 

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President: Edward L. Cannon. 
A.M., received an honorary Doctor of Divin- 
ity degree from Randolph-Macon College on 
June 9. He was associate professor of re- 
ligion in Millsaps College from 1928 to 
1932, and of Madison College from 1947 to 
1950. He has served pastorates in Suffolk, 
Portsmouth, Farmville, Harrisonburg, and 
is now pastor of Centenary Methodist 
Chureh, Lynchburg, Va. 

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President : O. P. Johnson. 
EUGENE H. BROOKS of 61 Denham Road, 
Springfield, N. J., was recently elected 
Assistant Secretary of The American In- 
surance Company. 


Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1953 

President: Robert L. Hatcher. 
DR. C. RAY CARPENTER, '28, A.M. '29, has 
been named head of the department of psy- 
chology of Pennsylvania State College. He 
has been on the faculty at that college since 
1939, having previously served on the faculty 
of Bard College, Columbia University, and 
at the School of Tropical Medicine, San 
Juan, P. R., where he conducted research 
for the College of Physicians and Surgeons 
at Columbia. 


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President: Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 
A daughter, Sandra Elaine, was born on 
May 20 to PAUL W. SMITH and Mrs. 
Smith of 1812 Park Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 
Mr. Smith is sales engineer in the industrial 
division of Gates Bubber Company. 


President: William M. Werber. 
ALTON GUY SADLER was married to 
Evelyn Fowler on May 30 at Spencer Pres- 
byterian Church, Spencer, N. C. Mr. Sadler, 
who received the M.S. degree at the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, is a certified public 
accountant and is an associate professor in 
the School of Business Administration at 
the University of North Carolina. The Sad- 
lers are making their home at 438 W. Cam- 
eron Avenue, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

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President : John Calvin Dailey. 
WHARTON G. SEPABK, JR., and his wife 
had a daughter, Carolyn Thiem, born to 
them June 13. The family is making its 
home at 2139 Cowper Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick. 
Announcement has been received of the mar- 
riage of ALICE AMANDA PECK, A.M., to 
Joseph Louis Neal on June 14 at the Uni- 
versity Methodist Church, Syracuse, N. Y. 

They are making their home at 867 Sumner 
Avenue, Syracuse. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: John D. Minter. 
(MRS. ALTON D.), R.N., is making her 
home at 121 Highland Drive, Tupelo, Miss. 
She and her husband have two little girls, 
Jane and Susan. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1953 
President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird. 
H.) and her husband are living at 149 Wood- 
land Drive, Sequoyah Hills, Knoxville, Tenn., 
where Dr. McKinnon is pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church. They have two daugh- 
ters, Margaret, nine, and Christine, seven. 
WILLIAM H. TATE, formerly Special 
Assistant to the National Director of Price 
Stabilization and formerly Assistant to the 
Director of Enforcement, Economic Stabil- 
ization Agency, has opened an office for the 
practice of law at Suite 717, 1500 Massachu- 
setts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D. C. He 
also has offices in Detroit and Chicago. 

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President: Larry E. Bagwell. 
CHARLES A. ANDERSON is Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Novick Transfer Company 
in Winchester, Va. He, his wife, and two 
sons, Charles, Jr., and James T., live at 
328 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester. 

LEWIS W. BECK, A.M. '35, Ph.D. '37, has 
has been named Associate Dean of the grad- 
uate school at the University of Rochester. 
Before joining the Rochester faculty in 
1949 as professor and chairman of the 
philosophy department, he taught at Emory, 
the University of Delaware, and Lehigh Uni- 

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President: Frank J. Sizemore. 
WELL, A.M., assumed his duties as presi- 
dent of the University of Arkansas, going 
there from his position as president of 
Alabama College. He, his wife, and their 
two sons and daughter are living at the 
president's home on Ozark Avenue, Fayette- 
ville, Ark. 

Bob and Ted Philpott, whose pictures are 
on the Sons and Daughters page of this 
issue, are the sons of RACHEL SINK 
and Ted is four. The Philpotts live on 
Vance Street in Lexington, N. C. 
recently appointed to serve as pastor of 
Greene Street Methodist Church in Piqua, 


President: Dr. Kenneth A. Podger. 
BEARD, '42, and their two daughters, 
Deanie, 7, and Mildred, 4, live at 1013 
Arnette Avenue, Durham. Frankie works 
for the Fidelity Bank. A picture of the 
girls is on the Sons and Daughters page this 

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Alumni, for 42 Years 

September, 1952 


Professor in Preventive Medicine at the 
School of Medicine, Western Reserve Uni- 
versity, Cleveland, Ohio, is teaching and 
carrying out research in virus diseases. He 
is married and has a son, Benjamin Langer, 
who was a year old in May. 

Robert Benjamin, make their home at 827 
Sedgefield Road, Charlotte. 



President: Russell Y. Cooke. 
FRED C. EDWARDS are making their 
home at 445 State Street, Lancaster, Pa. 
He has been appointed to the post of man- 
ager of the Personnel and Labor Relations 
Department of the floor plant of the Arm- 
strong Cork Company in Lancaster. 
ROBERT M. PRICE is an advertising man- 
ager at 521 Pifth Avenue, New York City. 
He is married, has two children, and is liv- 
ing at 29 Wierimus Lane, Hillsdale, N. J. 
ALFRED G. STEER, JR., A.M., his wife, 
and two children are living at 230 Lyn- 
brooke Road, Springfield, Pa. Mr. Steer is 
a teacher. 

M.D. '41, and Mrs. Thornhill, have an- 
nounced the birth on June 20, of a son, 
Frederick Hale. The family lives at 3021 
Granville Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 
advertising agency in Charlotte, N. C. He 
and his wife, the former SARA BARRETT, 
together with their two boys, W. B., Jr., and 

President : Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
LeROY M.) and her husband have adopted 
another baby, Mary Ellen, born February 
13. They already had an adopted son who 
is two years old. The Dearings are living 
at 11955 Lockridge Road, Studio City, Calif. 
Miss Nancy Mercer, an alumna of Salem 
College, Winston-Salem, N. O, and ED- 
WARD LEWIS SMITH were united in mar- 
riage June 28 in the Baptist Church, Wil- 
liamston, N. C. They are living in White- 
ville, N. C. 

ROBERT H. VAN VOORHIS, '39, A.M. '41, 
Ph.D. '44, is an associate professor of ac- 
counting at the University of Alabama. 
He previously was an accountant for West 
Virginia Pulp and Paper Corporation in 
Summerville, S. C. Dr. Van Voorhis and 
his wife, the former DOROTHY BISHOP, 
'42, and their three children, Kenneth, 
seven, David, five, and Patricia, two, make 
their home at 3 Windsor Drive, Tuscaloosa, 

three, and Betsey Emerson, one, whose pic- 
tures are on the Sons and Daughters page 
of this issue. The Bruckners live at 1402 
Magnolia Drive in Augusta, Ga., where Jack 
is associated with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, 
Fenner, and Beane. 

On July 1 Dr. JOHN M. CHEEK opened 
an office for the practice of surgery at 306 
S. Gregson Street in Durham. 
DUNCAN C. GRAY of 8 Brookside, Pel- 
ham, N. Y., has been elected assistant vice- 
president of B. J. Van Ingen & Company. 
Inc. He was also recently made secretary 
of The Municipal Forum of New York for 
the fiscal year 1952-53. 

has been transferred from Lehigh Uni- 
versity to Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, 
Ala., for new duties. His wife and daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Ann, four, are making their 
home at 1325 Lake Howard Drive, Winter 
Haven, Fla. 

1814 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, N. C, has 
a position as yarn buyer for the Burlington 
Mills Corporation. He has two children, 
Margaret, seven, and Thomas Clarkson, III, 



President: John D. MaeLauchlan. 
NER have two daughters, Marion Duke, 

President : Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 
J. D. DAVIS and his wife are the proud 
parents of a daughter, Susan Barrett, born 
April 11. "Jap" is still living at 9 Jack- 


Geo. Watts Hill. . . .Chairman of Board 

Bascom Baynes President 

J. M. Bates Vice-Pres. and Actuary 

C. C. Hamlet Secretary 

Walter Sledge Treasurer 

W. W. Sledge General Counsel 

H. B. Belvin Controller 

Harold Stters. . Director Sales Promotion 

R. A. Ross, M.D Medical Director 

Lois B. Todd Ass't Sec-Ass 't Treas. 


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George Watts Hill Dr. R. A. Ross 
Bascom Baynes Walter Sledge 

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son Drive, Wilmington, N. C, where he is 
assistant eoaeh at New Hanover High School. 
WILLIAM A. EARLY, M.Ed., has been 
appointed superintendent of Savannah City 
and County schools, Savannah, 6a. He for- 
merly was superintendent of Arlington 
County schools, Arlington, Va. 
A note from MAEJOEIE LAMONT Me- 
GEE (MES. JOHN) says that on July 1, 
when her husband began the private prac- 
tice of surgery, the address for her and her 
family became 22 Billou Street, San Rafael, 
Calif. She has three children, Nancy, five, 
Bruce, three, and Marilyn, one. 
J. AUBREY PAFEOED, M.Ed., is prin- 
cipal of the laboratorj' sehool and associate 
professor of education at Georgia Teachers 
College, Statesboro, Ga. 

E.) can be reached by writing to Box 307, 
Hamlet, N. C. Her husband, an alumnus 
of N. C. State College and Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, is a civil engineer. 


President: Roger L. Marshall. 
The present address of JUNE STONE 
2481-61st Avenue., Oakland 8, Calif. 
JOSEPH B. BAXTER, A.M., is a professor 
in the Department of History, Southern Illi- 
nois University, Carbondale, 111. He, his 
wife, and child, Bayniond Joseph, fire, live 
at 603 S. Porest Avenue, Carbondale. 
ried to Theodore W. Nisius on June 9 in 
Porest Hills, N. Y. They are living at 308 
W. 73rd, in New York City*, where both are 
working as certified public accountants. 
FOBD M., JR.) can be reached by sending 
mail to her parents' home at 1303 Chichester 
Avenue, Orlando, Fla. While her husband 
is serving in the United States Navy, she 
and their children, Cliff, Susan, and Ellen, 
are living in Norfolk. 

The marriage of Margaret Umberger to 
SAMUEL M. HOLTON, '42, M.Ed. '47, son 
of LELA YOUNG HOLTON, '07, and the 
late HOLLAND HOLTON, '07, took place 
on June 21 in Duke Memorial Methodist 
Church, Durham. They are living at 2608 
Elgin Street in Durham. A graduate of 

Stall Clecfoic Company, 3nc. 



Greensboro College, Mrs. Holton is home 
demonstration agent for Durham County. 
Dr. Holton received a Master's degree from 
New York University and a Ph.D. degree 
from Yale University, and is now assistant 
professor of education at the University of 
North Carolina. 

A son, David Brietz, was born on June 16 
to ROGER L. MAESHALL and Mrs. Mar- 
shall, of 1829 Forest Road, Durham, who 
also have seven-year-old twin daughters, 
Beth and Tommy. Mr. Marshall is editor of 
The Alumni Register. 

Little Bichard B. Maxwell, III, whose pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters page of 
this issue, is the son of HELEN PLYLER 
MAXWELL. Her husband, Dr. R. R, Max- 
well, Jr., is practicing internal medicine in 
Westfield, N. J. The family lives at 826 
Fairacres Avenue in Westfield. 
RELL READ, who make their home at 2523 
North Moreland Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 
have a daughter, Carolyn Angela. Senior 
credit analyst of the National City Bank of 
Cleveland, Mr. Read formerly worked in the 
Sales and Service-Group Department of 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany. He received the Master's degree in 
Business Administration from the Harvard 
Graduate School of Business Administration. 
Fairlea Drive, Rochester, N. Y., is assistant 
advertising manager for specialty products 
for the R. T. French Company, Rochester. 


Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1953 

President : Thomas R. Howerton. 
WILLIAM BEVAN, JR., A.M. '43, Ph.D. 
'48, associate professor of psychology at 
Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., is teaching 
during the present academic year in Nor- 
way. His wife, DOROTHY CHORPEN- 
ING, '44, and two children, William, in, 
and Mark, accompanied him. 
have announced the birth of a second son, 
David Clark, on March 28. Their other 
son, Tommy, was five in March. The Davis 
family is living at 1006 Grove Street, Wil- 
son, N. C, where Mr. Davis is assistant 
manager at the Johnson Cotton Company. 
With the arrival of twins, Ann Ross and 
Carole Crouch, on July 18, the family of 
WEDDIE W. HUFFMAN and Mrs. Huf- 
man now includes four daughters. They 
live in Newton, N. O, where Mr. Huffman 
works for the Newton Rayon Plant of 
Burlington Mills, Inc. 

B.S.M.E., received a M.S. degree in Mechan- 
ical Engineering from the University of 
Southern California at the 69th annual com- 
mencement June 14. His address is 1003 
Diamond Avenue, Pasadena, Calif. 
wife are the proud parents of a second 
daughter, Joan Dru, born June 4. The 


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Nashers are living at 5930 Sherry Lane, 
"Dallas, Texas. 

B.S.N., whose husband is a technical ser- 
geant in the Marine Corps, is 1110 Princeton 
Street, Columbia 5, S. C. She has a daugh- 
ter, Christine Louise, born May 23. 
WILLIAM B. TYEE, JE,, is an officer in 
the Thompson-Arthur Paving Company in 
Greensboro. His wife, JANET (BABE) 
MOEAN TYEE, '44, is active in the League 
of Women Voters and is head of a church 
circle. A picture of their son, Steve, is on 
the Sons and Daughters page this month. 
The Tyers live at 526 Ashland Drive in 


President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Eae. 
'44, M.D. '49, is living with her 14-month- 
old daughter, Catherine Ann, at 111 Kirk 
Avenue, Orrville, Ohio. She has a private 
practice in Akron, while her husband is 
with the Army in Europe. 
is working in sales engineering for Clark 
Controller Co., Cleveland, Ohio. He, his wife, 
and two daughters are making their home 
at 3799 Merrymount, S. Euclid 21, Ohio. 
a practicing surgeon, is living at 5323 Balti- 
more Avenue, Chevy Chase, Md. He is mar- 
ried and has three children, two boys and 
a girl. 

a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, is 
practicing at The Clinic of Obstetrics and 
Gynecology, Tulsa, Okla. He is married to 
the former DOEIS EDENS, E.N. '47, and 
they have three children, twin girls, Sallie 
and Carol, and one boy, William, Jr. The 
family lives at 3536 S. Wheeling in Tulsa. 
1st Lt. HAEEY KALEVAS, '44, M.D. 
'48, visited the campus in April just before 
going to Korea. He and Mrs. Kalevas have 
a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Donna 
Lee, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters page this month. 
address is 2041 Van Antwerp, Grosse Pointe 
30, Mich., is working for the Michigan Bell 
Telephone Company in Detroit, Mich. He 
is married and has one son, William. 
Announcement has been received of the birth 
on May 26 of Philip Edward Moppert to 
'49, who live at Cedar Canyons, Grabille, 

120 College Place, Greensboro, N. C, have 
a son, Charles M., Jr., who was born June 
3. They have another child, Carol, three. 
Dr. Eamsay, a member of the faculty at 
Greensboro College, is also supply pastor 
to Hopeview and Memorial Presbyterian 

EOBEET H. EOSE has a position as office 
manager, production expediter and sales co- 
ordinator for the Velveray Corp., 15 W. 
34th Street, New York City. On September 
14, 1951, he married Carolyn Kopman, and 
they are riving at 188-40B, 71st Crescent, 
Fresh Meadows 65, N. Y. 
EICHAED A. WEIL was married to Jean 
Ferentzy on February 23 and they are mak- 
ing their home at 1208 North Harper 
Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Weil is in 
the advertising business. 


President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
KINS, USNE, B.S., can be reached at 9004 
West Shorewood Drive, Mercer Island, 
Wash., where his wife and son, John, are 
living. Eecent Naval assignments have taken 
him to Korea, Japan, and six Alaskan ports. 
A second son, James Sehouler, was born on 
May 8 to MAESHALL BAEEETT and Mrs. 
Barrett of 1416 Kynlyn Drive, Wilmington, 

and HUGH DOETCH, M.D., have moved 
from Durham to West Palm Beach, Fla., 
where their address is 820 — 36th Street. Dr. 
Dortch is a pathologist. 

'51, have a son, Eobert Taylor, Jr., who was 
born on May 27. While Lieutenant Herbst 
is on active duty with the Navy, Mrs. Herbst 
and the baby are living with her parents, 
O. G. SAWYEE, '23, and Mrs. Sawyer, at 
2010 Club Boulevard, Durham. 
ALD), her husband and 18-months-old 
daughter, Maryanne Sue, are living at 7207 
Souder Street, Philadelphia 24, Pa. Mr. 
Hoffer is a chemist with Eohm and Hass 
Company in Philadelphia. 
SHIELEY M. JOHNSON was married to 
Franklin O. Lane on June 14, and they are 
residing at Apartment 6-E, 90 Martha 
Avenue, Clifton, N. J. She was formerly a 
customer service representative for Eeming- 
ton-Eand, Inc., of New York, N. Y. 
G. EAY JOEDAN, JE,, son of G. EAY 
JOEDAN, '17, D.D. '35, of Atlanta, Ga., 
was awarded an A.M. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Southern California at its com- 
mencement June 14. He is living at 1421 
N. Mariposa, Los Angeles 27, Calif. 
AETHUE P. LEONAED, 3224 Ingle Ave- 
nue, Louisville 6, Ky., writes that he and 
his wife have a son, Frank Anderson, born 
on April 24. Since March, 1950, Mr. Leon- 
ard has been working as commercial agent, 
foreign trade, with the U. S. Department 
of Commerce in Louisville. 
Little David Harold Eatcliff, whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters page, is the 
HAEOLD B. EATCLIFF, '46. They are 
living at 122 Marlene Avenue in Peoria, 
111., while Harold is teaching and doing 
graduate work at Purdue Universitv. 


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Announcement has been received of the mar- 
riage of ALICE EDWTNA RONK to Wolf- 
gang G. Ettinger on February 2 in Spring 
Valley, N. Y. They are making their home 
at Riverview Terrace, Eamapo Valley Road, 
Mahwah, N. J. 

Ph.D. '46, is professor of psychiatry at the 
State University's School of Medicine, Syra- 
cuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 
DON T. TOMBLEN is a trainee in psycho- 
logical services at the Veteran's Hospital, 
Montrose, N. Y., while he is preparing his 
thesis for a Ph.D. degree from Teachers Col- 
lege, Columbia University. He and his 
wife are living at 512 West 122nd Street, 
New York 27, N. Y. 

EDWARD B.) and her husband of Hop- 
kins Lane, Nashville 4, Tenn., have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Edward Burnett, 
Jr., on May 30. 


MYERS B. CURTIS, B.D., formerly pastor 
of St. Andrews Methodist Church, Houston, 
Texas, is now at the First Methodist 
Church, Rusk, Texas. 

DOMENICO C. FRATE, B.S., who pre- 
viously worked as a safety engineer for Lib- 
erty Mutual Insurance Company, is serving 
as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, 
stationed at the United States Naval Radio 
Station in Cheltenham, Md. The home ad- 
dress of the Frates and their two children, 
D. C, Jr., and Ellen Mary, is 301 Hornel 
Street, Baltimore 24, Md. 
'49, and JAMES L. MORGAN, '46, M.D. 
'49 are living at 456 Kingsley Lane, Apt. C, 
Norfolk, Va., while he is in the Navy sta- 
tioned at Norfolk Air Station. They have 
a 10-months-old son, James L., Jr. 
LLOYD E. SPARGER, of 4113 Lafayette 
Street, Omaha 3, Nebr., is married and has 
a daughter who was born August 12, 1951. 
Because of a lengthy illness, during which 
he was in the Veterans Hospital at Omaha, 
Mr. Sparger was unable to attend the class 
reunion at Commencement. The latest re- 
port indicates he is much improved. 
STUART, JR., and their two children, Bar- 
bara Ellen and John Bruce, II, are making 
their home at 52 Revere Road, Apt. 14, 
Drexel Hill, Pa. Mr. Stuart is connected 
with the Girard Trust Corn Exchange Bank 
in Philadelphia. 

CHARLES S.) and her husband, of 22841 
Lake Shore Road, St. Clair Shores, Mich., 
have two children, Charles Sharp, III, four, 
and Jo Ann Anderson, two. She is secre- 
tary to the Detroit Duke Alumni Chapter. 


Katherine, born June 10. The family is 
making its home at 2502 Greenway Avenue, 
Raleigh, N. C. 

WILLIAM JOE BRYAN, JR., who received 
his M.D. degree from the University of 
Illinois on June 19, is serving his intern- 
ship at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan, 
1212 Shatto Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 
R.N., is a public health nurse for the Marl- 
boro County Health Department in Bennetts- 
ville, S. C. She was married February 14 
and is living at 99 Hager Street, Apart- 
ment C, Cheraw, S. C. 

VIRGINIA E. LOTT, R.N., B.S.N., was 
married to Thomas T. Holley on February 
8, and they are living on Route 2, Aiken, 
S. C. 

J. METZLER, of 41 Gurley Road, Nixon, 
N. J., have two sons, Robert James, four, 
and James Rockey, one. Mr. Metzler is 
merchandise manager of Sears Roebuck and 
Company in Perth Amboy, N. J. 
W. Va., is a bilingual secretary and teacher 
of Spanish and English for the Inter-Ameri- 
can Defense Board, 2600-16th Street, N.W., 
Washington, D. C. Previously she taught 
English in the Peruvian American Institute 
in Lima, Peru, at which time she also was 
writing a paper for the Office of Education 
and studying at the University of San Mar- 
cos in Lima. 

MARION R.) has a position as a counselor 
of vocational rehabilitation in Ashland, Ky. 
She and her husband are living at 2123 
Winchester Avenue, Ashland. 
WILLIAM A., JR.) has one child, Barbara 
Pierce, age three. The family resides at No. 
37 GJenwood Apartments, Rome, Ga. 
MERMAN until recently served as gunnery 
officer of the destroyer, U.S.S. Haynsworth, 
and writes that five other Duke men served 
on the same ship. He has just signed up 
for three more years of service with the 
United States Navy. On March 3, 1951, 
he was married to Joanne Boner and they 
are living at 4600 Lawnpark Road, Balti- 
more 29, Md. 


'48, and SUMNER E. BAKER are the 
proud parents of a second little girl, Sara 

married to Jane T. Lewis on June 26 in the 
Carthage Methodist Church, Carthage, N. C. 
They are making their home in Scotland 
Neck N. C, where Mr. Aycock is serving his 
third year as pastor of the Scotland Neck 
Methodist Church. 

A.M. '49, and EVERETT H. EMERSON, 
A.M. '49, are living at 3350 Lake Street, 
Apt. F-l, Baton Rouge, La., where he is 
resuming work on his Ph.D. and is a teach- 
ing assistant in the English Department of 
Louisiana State University. She is secre- 
tary to the associate director of the L. S. U. 


Duke Alumni Register 

The marriage of FEED I. E. FERRIS to 
Louise Moore took place on June 19 at St. 
Joseph's Episcopal Church, Durham. Mrs. 
Ferris, an alumna of Averett Junior College 
and East Carolina College, is a teacher in 
the Durham High School. While Fred con- 
tinues his work in the Duke Divinity School, 
they are making their home in Durham. 
F. GRIESE, JR., B.S.M.E., are living in 
Louisville, Ky., where he is technical special- 
ist of the air conditioning and refrigeration 
division for the Worthington Corporation. 
Their address is 1511 Oleanda Ct. 
Announcement has been received of the 
A.M., to Frances Barron Harris on July 9 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Macon, 
Ga. During the summer they made their 
home in Winston-Salem, N. C, where Mr. 
Kennedy was assistant pastor of one of the 
Presbyterian churches, but this fall they 
moved to Richmond, Va., where he will con- 
tinue his work at Union Theological Semi- 

ing at 122 Venice, San Antonio, Texas, 
while he is serving the last year of his resi- 
dency in internal medicine at Brooke Army 
Hospital, Fort Sam Houston. 
ARTHUR MILLER writes that the latest 
addition to the Miller family is little Dianne 
Beth, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters page this month. "Art" is in the 
real estate business at 40 Wall Street, New 
York City. He and his family live at 949 
Palmer Road, Bronxville 8, N. Y. 
VICTOR E. MONTGOMERY, who received 
the Ph.D. degree in psychology from North- 
western University in June, is serving as a 
civilian with Headquarters, Human Re- 
sources Research Center, a psychology re- 
search branch of the United States Air 
Force in San Antonio, Texas. He and his 
make their home at 2529 Cincinnati Avenue, 
San Antonio. 

NOEMAN K. NELSON, '48, A.M. '49, of 
1305 Carolina Avenue, Durham, have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Forrest Craig, 
on June 3. They also have twin daughters, 
Cherry and Heather. 

THOMAS) and her husband have one daugh- 
ter, Carliss Ann, born May 12. She and 
her family are living at 29 University 
Trailer Park, University of Connecticut, 
Storrs, Conn., while Mr. Primavera is a stu- 
dent at the University. 

CONNOR B. STROUPE, JR., is a teacher 
and coach at Iolani School, 750 Laau Place, 
Honolulu, T. H. He is married to the for- 
mer Elizabeth Spittle, who attended the 
University of Hawaii. 

'48, A.M. '49, of 225 Hawthorne Avenue, 
Haddonfield, N. J., has been serving in the 
United States Army since March 13, 1951. 
Little John Rudy Wallace, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters page of this 
issue, is the son of MARTHA RUDY WAL- 
LACE and her husband, John P. Wallace, 
a Carolina alumnus. The Wallaces live at 
525— 33rd Avenue, N., in St. Petersburg, 


'51, is head nurse in the post partum divi- 
sion of the obstetrical service in the Harbor- 
view Hospital in Seattle. She gives glow- 
ing reports of life in the Northwest but 
writes that she would like very much to 
meet some other Duke people in that area. 
Her address is 716 Third Avenue West, 
Seattle 99, Washington. 

The marriage of JOANN KELBERT, R.N. 
'52, and ERNEST WATSON CHICK took 
place June 23 at St. Joseph's Catholic 
Church in Bradenton, Fla. They are living 
in Durham, their mailing address being Box 
2754, Duke Hospital, while Ernest completes 
his senior year in the School of Medicine. 
RICHARD E. CORTHELL, M.F., who is a 
land valuation engineer, and Mrs. Corthell 
have a son, Bichard E., Jr., nine months 
old. Their address is 3058 Tupelo Street, 
S.E., Atlanta, Ga. 

THOMAS E. de SHAZO, JE., was com- 
missioned a second lieutenant in June when 
he graduated from OCS at Fort Sill, Okla. 
His gold bar, which his mother pinned on 
him after his graduation, was the one his 
father, Brig. Gen. de Shazo, had worn when 
he was a second lieutenant. Tom was one 
of six distinguished military graduates and 
was assigned to 17th FA Group at Fort Sill. 
MAEY MYRTIS GLENN was married to 
Paul D. Agarwal December 22, 1951, at 
Marble Collegiate Church, New York, N. Y., 
and they are making their home at 34 Or- 
ange Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. She is a 
chemist with the National Lead Company 
Research Laboratory in Brooklyn. 
ERVIN JACKSON, JE., and his wife are 
the parents of a baby girl, Elizabeth Ivey, 
born May 24. He is working with Ivey's 
of Greenville, S. C, and is living at 13-B, 
Lewis Village Apartments, Greenville. 
The marriage of MARTHA HELEN 
KEAYER to Cecil Simmons Johnson took 


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place on June 3 in the Duke University 
Chapel. They are living at 702 Vickers 
Avenue, Durham. Mr. Johnson, a graduate 
of the University of Virginia, is connected 
with the Life and Casualty Insurance Com- 

to Dr. Eay 0. Edwards, November 24, 1951, 
in Jacksonville, Fla. She is living in Trini- 
dad, British West Indies, while her husband 
is in the United States Navy for two years. 
Her mailing address is U. S. Naval Station, 
Navy No. 117, Box "D," F.P.O., New York, 
N. Y. 

PEED ROSEN, Ph.D. '49, and Mrs. Rosen 
have a young daughter, Karen, born April 
19. Their address is 90 Brookside Avenue, 
Somerville, N. J. 

E. SCOTT, B.S.M.E. '50, are living at 
1806-B Evergreen Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 
In June they moved to Charlotte from Mil- 
waukee with their new little girl, Brende 
Lee, who was born April 25 of this year. 

A son, Gordon Kennedy, Jr., was born on 
January 23 to MARY BRINKMAN 
WELCH, of 707 E. Concord Avenue, Or- 
lando, Pla. 

A recent graduate of Seabury- Western Theo- 
logical Seminary in Evanston, 111., O'KEL- 
LEY WHITAKER is in charge of St. 
Andrew's Episcopal Church in Charlotte, N. 
C, where his mailing address is P.O. Box 


First Reunion: Homecoming, 1952 

President: Jane Suggs Nelson (Mrs. 
F. J.). 

LEROY M. BRANDT, special agent of The 
American Insurance Group, has been trans- 
ferred from North Carolina to the southern 
Alabama and northwestern Florida field, 
with headquarters at 220 Greystone Building, 
Mobile, Ala. 

commissioned a second lieutenant in the 
United States Air Force on May 7 and re- 
ported to Lackland Air Force Base, San 
Antonio, Texas, on June 16. Employed by 
the technical and engineering departments 
of Socony- Vacuum Oil Company, Inc., dur- 
ing the past five summers, he received his 
M.B.A. from the graduate school at Cor- 
nell University, June 9. His mail will be 
forwarded to him if it is sent to 186-34 
80th Drive, Jamaica, N. Y. 

GRADY CARPENTER have a son, Grady 
Sherdale, Jr., who is a year old this month. 
Grady is with the Gulf Oil Company in 
Concord, N. C, where they are living at 23 
Washington Lane. 

Miss Dorothy Anne Sloan became the bride 
May 23 in Dilworth Methodist Church, Char- 

lotte, N. C. Leon is employed by Duke 
Power Company and is active in the Junior 
Chamber of Commerce in Charlotte ; and 
Mrs. Gibbs, who is director of Junior Red 
Cross for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 
is active in Charlotte Junior Woman's Club. 
They are living at 211 N. Dotger, Apt. 4D, 
Charlotte 7. 

HARWARD, B.S.C.E. '51, announce the 
birth, June 12, of a daughter, Kathleen 
Ruth. The Harwards are living at 1118 
Seventh Avenue, Bristol, Tenn. 

A. BURNEY HUFF, M.D., has moved from 
Georgia to Wooster, Ohio, where his mailing 
address is Beeson Clinic. 

FRANK M., JR.) and her husband, who 
were married April 14 in Christ Episcopal 
Church, Buena Vista, Va., are living at 1243 
Glenoak Lane, Northbrook, 111. Ensign Me- 
Craw, a 1950 graduate of the Naval Acad- 
emy, is attending the Navy CIC Officers' 
School in Glenview, 111. 

FRED A. McNEER, JR., who recently fin- 
ished a tour of duty with the United States 
Navy, is living at 668 E. 11th Street, Apt. 
A, Indianapolis, Ind. He is taking a train- 
ing course with Equitable Life Assurance 
Society of the U. S. While he was in Dur- 
ham recently he dropped by Duke for a visit. 

The address of SAM R. MOORHEAD, a 
junior in the Medical College of South Caro- 
lina, is 62 Montague Street, Charleston, 
S. C. 

SHERWOOD SMITH, a graduate of the 
Duke Hospital Course in Hospital Admin- 
istration, has been named assistant admin- 
istrator of the Hubbard Memorial Hospital 
in Nashville, Tenn. In this capacity he is 
working with W. L. SIMON, '49, who is 
administrator of the hospital. Mrs. Smith 
is the former PATRICIA COLLINS, B.S., 
of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

ROBERT EDWIN STIPE were married 
June 3 in the Duke University Chapel. They 
reside at 2114 Club Boulevard, Durham, 
while Bob is a student in the Duke Law 

and HAROLD B. THOMPSON were united 
in marriage on April 5 in Montclair, N. J. 
They are living at 477 E. Duke Circle, 
Rocky Mount, N. C, where he is working 
with the General Motors Acceptance Cor- 


ANNE BUCHANAN was married to Car- 
roll Finley Tomlinson on June 14 at her 
home in Forest Hills, Durham. They are 
making their home in Charlotte, where Mr. 
Tomlinson, an alumnus of the University of 
North Carolina, is connected with the Johns 
Manville Sales Corporation. 

FRANK H. CHAMBERLIN have announced 
the birth of a son, Barry Wayne, who was 
born June 19. The family lives at 2906 
Erwin Road, Durham, N. C. 

The marriage of WILLIAM DODSON 
CURRIN to Ann Neely Brothers took place 
on July 5 at Centenary Methodist Church 
in Oxford, N. C. Bill is in service, his ad- 
dress being Co. A, 41st Tank Bn. (Med.), 
CI. 29, 8th Division, Fort Jackson, S. C. 

Announcement has been received of the 
arrival on May 30 of a daughter, Dale 
of 142 S. Columbus Street, Arlington, Va. 
Bob works with the Defense Department in 

CORPORAL GUY E. DUNCAN, who entered 
the Army in January, 1951, and is serving 
as a platoon sergeant in Company E of the 
172nd Infantry Regiment, was graduated 
this summer from a 43rd Infantry Division 
Leaders School in southern Germany. His 
home address is 315 S. Ellis Street, Salis- 
bury, N. C. 

CARL C. JAMES, who were married July 
12, are living at 325 Wakefield Drive, Apt. 
C, Charlotte, N. C. Marjorie is teaching 
the 3rd grade in the Charlotte City Schools. 

BEN E. JORDAN, JR., of Saxapahaw, 
N. C, have a daughter, Margaret Ellen, 
born May 30. Little Margaret Ellen's 
grandfather is B. EVERETT JORDAN, '18, 
also of Saxapahaw. 

Miss Rita Ann Bumgarner was united in 
June 21, in the Carraway Memorial Church, 
Greensboro, N. C. They are living at 425 
Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, N. C, while 
she attends the University of North Caro- 
lina and- he works with the Hospital Care 
Association of Durham. 

NELSON BRYANT, Jr., a student in the 
Duke University School of Medicine, were 
married June 7 at the First Baptist Church 
of Roxboro, N. C. They are living at 
E-3d University Apartments, Durham. 

On June 15 in Washington, D. C, JACK 
L. UNDERWOOD, of 22 Katherine Road, 
Albany, N. Y., was married to Jo Berta 
Beauchamp, an alumna of Shimer College. 
Jack is an ensign in the Navy and is serving 
on board the USS Roanoke. 
JOE WILDER live at 814 Louise Circle, 
Poplar Apartments, Durham. While Joe is 
attending Duke Medical School, Eve is work- 
ing as a laboratory assistant at Duke Hos- 


President: Richard J. Crowder. 
Miss Thelma Jeannette Atkins and EN- 


Duke Alumni Register 

were married June 2 at the Gary Baptist 
Church, Cary, N. C. They are making their 
home in Bayonne, N. J., where George is 
stationed with the United States Navy. 
George is the son of MATTIE LOUISE 
RIS, JR.), '27, of Apex, N. C. 
Miss Shirley Johnson was married to WIL- 
LIAM W. BUTLER on June 7 at the In- 
man Park Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga. 
The couple is living in Durham while Bill 
is in the Divinity School at Duke and Mrs. 
Butler, a graduate of Georgia Baptist Hos- 
pital School of Nursing, is working at Duke 

position as a case worker with the County 
Welfare Department in Dothan, Ala. She 
is living with her parents, whose address 
is 109 Roosevelt Drive, Dothan, Ala. 
Miss Mary Bertolet Smith, a graduate of 
the University of North Carolina, was mar- 
June 17 in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greenville, N. C. They lived in Wilming- 
ton, N. C, during the summer and are mak- 
ing their home in Durham this fall while 
Jim is in Duke Medical School. 
MARVIN ATKIN GRIGG, JR., was married 
to Elizabeth Ann Blanton on January 28 
in the Baptist Church at Lattimore, N. C. 
They are living in Greenville, S. C, where 
Marvin works for Judson Mills. 
on the city staff of the Winston-Salem 
Journal-Sentinel. His address is 32B Col- 
lege Village, Winston-Salem, N. C. He writes 
that he has a bachelor apartment with a 
Carolina graduate who works for the same 

BETTY LASSITER has the position of field 
secretary with the Office of Admissions for 
the Woman's College at Duke. She is liv- 
ing at 2243 Cranford Road in Durham and 
receives her mail at Box 7017, College Sta- 
tion, Durham. 

JAMES B. LONGLEY, of 3912 Kimpalong 
Avenue, Nashville, Tenn., and INGRIDA 
SPUNDE, '53, of Waverly Hills, Ky., were 
married on June 2 in the Duke University 
Chapel. They are living in Norfolk, Va. 

DENIS O'DONOVAN, of 6050 S.W. 81st 
Street, South Miami, Pla., is doing graduate 
work for an A.M. degree in psychology at 
the University of Miami. When he visited 
the campus recently he said he hoped to be 
able to continue toward his Ph.D. 
were married June 14 in the Strathmoor 
Methodist Church, Detroit, Mich. While 
Otto is in the Navy, they are receiving their 
mail at his home address, Boyce Avenue, 
Ruxton 4, Md. 

The marriage of EUGENE BURTON WOR- 
THEY to Charlotte Ramona Debnam took 
place on June 8 in the Carr Methodist 
Church, Durham. They are making their 
home at 6500 North Michigan Avenue, Apt. 
2, Portland, Ore. 


DR. S. E. KOONCE, '90 

Dr. S. E. Koonce, '90, retired physician, 
was stricken June 26 at bis home in Wil- 
mington, N. C. Dr. Koonce graduated 
from the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons in Baltimore, Md., in 1896. In 
1897 he graduated from the New York 
Medical School and the eye, ear, nose and 
throat hospital there. He retired from 
active practice in 1948. 

He was a member of the St. Johns 
Lodge of AF and AM and served as a 
past master. 

Among his survivors is Benjamin 
Koonce, '09, of Hertford, N. C. 


Jesse Franklin Hayden, '96, telephone 
pioneer, died of a heart attack June 7 
in High Point, N. C. He opened his first 
telephone exchange in Davidson County, 
N. C, in 1898. He founded the North 
State Telephone Company, with head- 
quarters in High Point, in 1905, and was 
its president and general manager at the 
time of his death. 

He was an honorary member of the 
.United States Independent Telephone 
Association, an honor conferred for more 
than 50 years of service to the organiza- 
tion. He was also an honorary member 
of the International Mark Twain Society 
and the Eugene Field Society of the 
National Literary Society. 

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. 
Velva Green Hayden, and four daughters, 
Mrs. Nell Hayden Tucker, Mrs. David 
Harman, Mrs. Velva Hayden Whitescar- 
ver, '35, and Mrs. Willia Jarrell. 

Ellis Bowman Cooper, A.M. '06, died 
October 3, 1951, in Laurel, Miss. He was 
the father of Dr. Karleen Cooper Neill 
(Mrs. Walter R.), '43, of Durham. 


(MRS. CHARLES W.), '08 
Word was recently received of the 
death of Lassaphine Reaves Smith (Mrs. 
Charles W.), '08, on November 16, 1951, 
in Asheville, N. C. 

Frederick Carlisle Page, '11, died sud- 
denly of a heart attack in Pinehurst, 
N. C, on June 14. He was traffic manager 
of the Cape Fear Railway at the time of 
his death. He at one time was manager 
of the Sandhills Peach Growers Asso- 
ciation, and later for 12 years managed 

the Ford automobile agency in Asheboro, 
N. C. 

He married Christine Mcintosh, '11, of 
Chapel Hill, N. C, who survives. 

Zach Davis McWhorter, '20, of Clin- 
ton, N. C, died recently in Duke Hos- 
pital, after an illness of 24 hours. Mr. 
McWhorter was a tobacco warehouse 
owner and operator. He was widely 
known in tobacco circles, having in past 
years operated in Kentucky, Georgia, 
Florida, and North Carolina. 

Among his survivors is a brother, Ab- 
bott McWhorter, '22, of Bethel, N. C. 

Clinton Toms Andrews, '26, Hickory," 
N. C, insurance man, died of a heart 
attack June 27, while on a business trip 
in Charlotte. 

In Hickory, he was active in religious 
and civic work, having served as Red 
Cross chairman at one time. A Kiwanian, 
he was also a member of the Methodist 
Board of Stewards a number of years. 

He is survived by his widow, Hazel 
Lyon Andrews, '28, and a son and a 

William Weaver Neal, Jr., '27, presi- 
dent of Marion Hosiery Mills, Marion, 
N. C, and recently elected director of 
the National Association of Hosiery 
Manufacturers, was killed June 2 in an 
automobile accident. He had also been a 
member of NAHM's Postwar Planning 

His son, William W. Neal, III, is a 
junior at Duke. His wife, who also sur- 
vives him, lives at Crescent Drive, Marion. 


ANSON T.),'31 
Mary Barbee Swain (Mrs. Anson T.), 
'31, of 215 Northwood Circle, Durham, 
died July 6 as a result of injuries sus- 
tained in an automobile accident in which 
her husband was also fatally injured. At 
the time of her death she was employed 
by the Depositors National Bank, Dur- 
ham, where she had worked for 21 years. 

Col. Albert W. Fletcher, '37, of 160 
East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, N. Y., 
was killed June 30 in an air crash acci- 
dent near Tokyo, Japan. 

Col. Fletcher was associated with a 
banking firm in New York City before 
entering service as an Air Corps cadet 
in 1940. He had served in New Guinea 
during World War II and was awarded 
the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, and the 
Silver Star. He was also awarded the 

September, 1952 


Legion of Merit for work as "operations 
officer of the advanced echelon" in the 
Lea campaign in New Guinea. 

Surviving, in addition to his parents, 
are two brothers, Richard E. Fletcher, 
'44, and Theodore R. Fletcher, '40. 

'27, A.M. '46 

Benjamin Sterling Ramsey, '27, A.M. 
'46, assistant superintendent of Martins- 
ville, Va., schools, died recently of a heart 
attack. Mr. Ramsey had been connected 
with the Henry County and Martinsville 
systems since 1930, working up from his 
first position as assistant principal of 
Axton High School to assistant division 
superintendent, a post he was named to 
two years ago. 

Mr. Ramsey was active in a number of 
Martinsville organizations: The Rotary 
Club, First Methodist Church, where he 
was a member of its board of stewards; 
the Smith-Hamilton Bible Class of that 
church; and the Martinsville Volunteer 
Fire Company. He was also active in 
local, state, and national educational asso- 

He is survived by his wife, and one 
brother, Dr. John A. Ramsey, '27. 

Director's Scratch Pad 

(Continued from page 161) 

with responsibility of directing the pro- 
gram. They are sure that the needs will 
be met. 


>eyond the Hospital on the left is the 
Hanes Nurses' Home, which is a beehive 
of activity as the nurses come and go. 
Across from this building is the new 
graduate dormitory. The equipment is 
being installed and it will be ready for 
occupancy in September. All graduate 
and professional students will be housed 
here. In this building are dining rooms, 
bedrooms, lounge rooms, and all the facil- 
ities that will make for better living for 
the graduate and professional school stu- 
dents. This does not mean expansion — it 
means the graduate and professional 
school students we already have are being 
adequately cared for. 

Next, we go to the Woman's College 
and to the Admissions Office Mrs. Per- 
sons, formerly Elizabeth Anderson, '25, 
tells us that the number of applications to 
the Woman's College also has increased 
this year. She says this is good and we 
are pleased, but we would like additional 
applications and we hope that the alumni 
will not miss a single opportunity to tell 
the young men and women in their com- 

munities about Duke University. The 
East Campus is even more quiet than the 
West, for no summer session is being held 
here; but it won't be long until the Flag 
will be raised and the academic year 
1952-53 will be in full swing. 

We pause for a minute in front of Ep- 
worth, which has been completely reno- 
vated and now houses graduate women. 
While this has all the modern facilities, 
it has lost none of its sentimental asso- 
ciations or original beauty. 

I wish I could take you throughout the 
campus and into every office to bring you 
word from all your old friends. Since 
this can't be done, perhaps this brief visit 
will excite your interest so much that you 
will come back to the campus and the 
Alumni Office. When you do, if you 
wish, we shall be glad to take you on a 
personal tour. 

President Edens' Report 

(Continued from page 169) 

in the United States became affiliated with 
one or more veterans hospitals. Several 
more, including the Durham hospital, are 
in the building stage. Therefore Duke 
University is in line in this program with 
other leading medical centers of the 

Dr. W. C. Davison, through a Dean's 
Committee of the Durham Veterans Hos- 
pital, will be responsible for the quality 
of medical care of the patients and the 
calibre of the training program at the 
Durham unit at no cost to Duke Uni- 

In conclusion, I scarcely need to re- 
mind you that the impact of national and 
international developments continues to 
bear heavily on universities. The sense of 
security which once was present no longer 
exists. Conflicting viewpoints represented 
in current issues present problems which 
we must meet almost daily. In the long 
trial ahead, wisdom, understanding and 
infinite patience will be required if we 
are to meet the challenging situations 
which must inevitably arise. 


(Continued from page 162) 

the area known as South Siam. That's 
quite a large area if you happen to notice 
your map of South East Asia — many, 
many miles of interesting sights, people, 
and experiences. Wouldn't trade 'em for 
anything. I read in the papers these last 
couple of days that the bandits have come 
into the open now in Siam, so I guess I 

have to start carrying a gun there now 
and worrying about them. Heretofore, 
Siam has been extremely peaceful, though 
travelling accommodations are pretty 
primitive. A fascinating people, the 
Siamese, easy going, peculiar, very un- 
like Westerners. 

Here in Malaya, there is quite a pot- 
pourri of races and religions — Malay, 
Chinese, Indian, European, Eurasian, 
etc. The Chinese, I suppose, are my 
favorites. I am just now getting to truly 
appreciate their mentality and manner- 
isms. It's really a shame that we must 
contend with this emergency, for it robs 
the area of so much of its charm and 

This life has been very sobering for 
me, also very enlightening. Every Ameri- 
can should live outside the States for 

May 15, 1952 
Cpl. Alex B. MeFadden, '50 
US 53046590 
8th Evac. Hospital 
APO 46, c/o PM 
New York, New York 

I am enclosing a resume of my recent 
trip to Italy as I thought you people 
might be interested in some of my trav- 
els. I am planning a little week-end trip 
to Holland soon to see the tulips if they 
are not all gone. 

I think of Duke so often and long to go 
back there to see all of my friends. I 
have a picture of the Chapel on my desk 
that I look at all day. It certainly brings 
back many happy and pleasant memories. 

Speaking of the Chapel, I saw a beau- 
tiful Protestant cathedral last week that 
reminded me of the Duke Chapel. It was 
in a town called Speyer, about forty-five 
miles from here. It was built with the 
money contributed by Protestant churches 
all over the world. The stained-glass 
windows were some of the most beautiful 
that I have ever seen. Our Sunday eve- 
ning Fellowship Group went up as a 
group to see that church and other 
churches in the town. We had a grand 

So far, I have run into only one Duke- 
ster. I ran into Thomas Edward Wood 
in Munich a few weeks ago. He grad- 
uated from the Engineering School in my 
class, '50, and his home is in Durham. I 
only saw him for a few minutes and al- 
though we did not know each other, it 
was wonderful to meet someone from 
Duke. He saw my Duke ring is how we 


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October, 1952 

No. 8 


East and West 197 

Homecoming, 1952 199 

The Doctors Build a Building 200 

Alumni Affetirs 204 

Bather Trees than Money 205 

The Good Witch of Ganta 206 

The Graduate Living Center 208 

Hopes High as Gridiron Battles Begin 310 

Sons and Daughters 212 

Neivs of the Alumni 213 

In Armed Services 223 

Ballots for 1946, '47, and '48 224 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Roukr L. Marshall, '42 

Assistant Editor 
Mary A. Flanders, '52 

Associate Editor 
Anne Garrard, '25 
Advertising Manager 
Fred Whitener, '51 


Staff Photographer 
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Durham, N. C, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

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Moving- in and out of the William Brown Bell Medical 
Research Building are a few of the many workers who 
daily devote their waking hours to the perservering and 
exacting task of tracing causes and cures for human in- 
firmities. The building is in an out-of-the-way location. 
Although convenient to the hospital, it is seldom more 
than glimpsed by the casual passers-by, who are curiously 
unaware of its vast significance in the scheme of Uni- 
versitv affairs. 

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he Flag is raised, and the 1952-53 academic year 
promises to be one of the best in the history of the in- 

Approximately eighty sons and daughters of alumni 
are entered with the new freshman class. These young 
men and women have been wined and dined in almost 
every conceivable maimer. The Department of Alumni 
Affairs had a picnic for them, and it was a little bit 
eerie to see how much they looked like their fathers and 
mothers — only much better! 


.he local alumni Associations are off to a good start and 
attendance is exceedingly good. The ingenuity of the 
officers in arranging programs is a most encouraging 
sign of alumni interest. 

Rev. Horwood Myers, '38, president of the Western 
North Carolina Conference of Duke Alumni, invited three 
alumni to speak for five minutes at the Conference dinner 
on their reaction to the Divinity School after twenty 
years, after ten years, and after one year. The speakers 
were : Harold R. Simpson, B.D. '42, Jacob Golden, B.D. 
'51, and Jabns W. Braxton, B.D. '32. 

Miss Frances Davis, '32, President of the District 
of Columbia Duke Alumni Association, has chartered 
one or more busses to take a group of the alumni to 
Charlottesville, Virginia, for the Duke-University of Vir- 
ginia game. They will leave Washington Saturday morn- 
ing and drive to the game, have lunch at a specially 
arranged place, attend the game and drive back to Wash- 

Jim Miller, '49, Paul Gross, Jr.. '41, Bob Sleight, 
'39, Carl Deane, '41, and Sam Vest, '26, are arranging 
a luncheon meeting at the same time and place for all 
Duke folks attending the game who make their reserva- 
tions in advance. 

The Columbia, S. C, Association, under the direction 
of John Lentz, '39, is having its annual luncheon pre- 
ceding the Duke-South Carolina game in Columbia on 
October 11. 

In addition to these, the groups are having picnics 
or get-togethers of one kind or another, but I think the 
most unique was the one held by the Duke students in 
Atlanta, Ga. They had a get-together in the summer for 
prospective college students and told them about Duke. 

'Years Tliai JVIalke 

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Seniors and graduate students eat- 
ing in the graduate dining hall are 
requested to wait until 12 :30 and 
5:30 to enter the Union to avoid con- 
gestion with soldiers eating there. 

There will be no parade or floats 
at Homecoming this year, and with 
many alumni in the service, the cele- 
bration will be much different from 
last year's gala, weekend. 

Through a new ruling, coeds are 
now allowed to smoke in the parlors 
of dormitories. 

Walter Pidgeon will pick the 1943 
Chanticleer beauty queen from a field 
of 20 presented at the Woman's Pan- 
Hellenic Dance. 


Ground for the medical school unit 
has been broken and the committee is 
expeeted to approve the plans very 
shortly. The erection of the 40 stone 
buildings on the University's new 
5,000 acre campus will take about 
five years. 

The 103 students enrolled in the 
graduate school constitute a far larger 
number than last year. 

In a recent survey it was found that 
27 per cent of married alumnae and 
13 per cent of all alumnae marry 
Duke men. Of all alumnae, 47 per 
cent marry, so there is still room for 
that "hope that springs eternal." 


On the third of October, students 
of the College and High School as- 
sembled in the Memorial Hall to cele- 
brate Benefactor's day. Dr. Kilgo 
spoke on Benefactors in general, 
Trinity's Benefactors, Trinity's En- 
dowment, and the gifts which Trinity 
has received since last Benefactor's 
day. These gifts were books and col- 
lections for the museum, and gifts of 
money amounting to over one-hundred 
thousand dollars, bringing Trinity's 
endowment to nearly one million dol- 

The Atlantic Symphony Quartette, 
assisted by Miss McMillan and Miss 
Belle, played in Memorial Hall to a 
small, but appreciative audience. The 
program was rendered exceptionally 


Letters to the Editor are cordially invited, and 

as many as possible will be published each 

month. Address: The Editor, Duke Alumni 

Register, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 

September 7, 1952 
Capt. L. C. Cheek, USMCR 036013, '49 
YMF (X) 513, MAG 33, 1st MAW 
e/o FPO San Francisco, Calif. 

From Korea comes greetings from a 
very "misplaced" Duke alumnus. I 
graduated with the class of '49, and my 
major was Civil Engineering. My resi- 
dence was in Chapel Hill until late in 
1951 when the Marine Corps decided 
that my services were required in the 
current war effort. From January until 
July I was at Cherry Point undergoing 
training in an all-weather fighter squad- 
ron, and now I am flying night fighters 
here in this unhappy land of Korea. 

Our operating base is on the west 
coast near Kunsan, and although it's far 
from being like home, we manage to get 
along fairly comfortably. There are too 
few familiar faces here, so perhaps you 
could tell me whether other Duke grads 
are somewhere here in Korea. 

June IS, 1952 

Elizabeth Tobey Ward 
(Mrs. E. Pierce) '38 
110 Sussex Road 
West Englewood. New Jersey 

In April I had the privilege and fun 
of visiting the campus for the first time 
in twelve years. The day of our visit 
was one of those beautiful spring days, 
so lovely in North Carolina, and the 
campus was a picture. It was a thrill 
to have my husband and children see it 
for the first time under such perfect 
circumstances. There have been many 
changes since my last visit, and I viewed 
with great interest the many fine new 

Enclosed is a snapshot of our two 
daughters, Betsy 3% and Judy 5%, taken 
while on the campus. Hope you can 
find a place for it on the Sons and 
Daughters Page. 

Calendar for October 

University of Ten- 

Tea. 4-5 p.m. 

houses. 8-10 

4. Football game, 
nessee. 2 :30 p.m. 

5. International Club 

6. Sorority rushing, open 
p.m. Pan-Hel House. 

6. Fraternity rushing, open houses. 
7-10 p.m. Fraternity sections. 

7. Sorority rushing, open houses. 7-9 
p.m. Pan-Hel House. 

S. Sorority rushing, open houses. 7-9 
p.m. Pan-Hel House. 

9. Sorority rushing, visiting in dormi- 
tories. 2-5 p.m. 

10. Sorority rushing, visiting in dormi- 
tories. 2-5 p.m. 

11. Sorority rushing, open houses. 2-5 
p.m. Pan-Hel House. 

11. Chamber Arts Society Concert. Quar- 
tetto Italiano. 8 :15 p.m. Music 
Room, East Duke Building. 

12. Sorority Invitational Open Houses. 
1:30-4:30 p.m. Pan-Hel House. 

13. Sorority Open Houses. Pan-Hel 

13. Duke Film Society presentation, 
"Dean of Night" (English). 7 p.m. 
116 Chemistry Building, West Cam- 
pus. Russian Ballet Concert. 

14. Sorority rushing, formal parties. 
7-9:30 p.m. Pan-Hel House. 

16. Sorority rushing, formal parties. 
7:30-9:30 pin. Pan-Hel House. 

17. Bids extended. 6:30 p.m. Sorority 
rushing ends. 

17. All-Star Concert Series. Richard 
Tucker, Tenor. 8:15 p.m. Page 

19. T.M.C.A.-Y.W.C.A. Retreat. 9 :30 
a.m. -5 p.m. 

23. Y.W.C.A. lecture for freshmen. 7 :30- 
8:30 p.m. Green Room, East Duke 
Building. Dr. Hornell Hart, lecturer. 

24. Shoe and Slipper Club Dance, in- 
formal. 9 p.m.-l a.m. West Campus 

25. Shoe and Slipper Club afternoon con- 
cert. Formal Dance. S p.m. -12 m. 

2S. Junior English examination. 


1. Homecoming. Football game. Georgia 
Tech. 2 p.m. 

3. All-Star Concert Series. Nell Ran- 
kin, Soprano. 8 :15 p.m. Page Audi- 


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Fall Furor 

Ox September 11 the late-summer 
tranquility of the two campuses, 
ended with anticipated abruptness, but 
with a force that truly startled many 
regular inhabitants of these ivy-mantled 

The uproar seemed greater than nor- 
mal. Cautious peeks into crowded cor- 
ridors soon told the previously unin- 
formed why. 

There were freshmen everywhere. 
Promptly clad in gleaming new ''dinks," 
they overflowed stairways, jammed cafe- 
terias, swarmed through deans' offices, 
and even seemed, in many instances, to 
fly through the air. A few inquiries re- 
vealed that the Class of 1956 is one of 
the largest yearling aggregations in 
Duke's history — numbering some 1.000 
men and women. 

What's more, according to proud boasts 
from the Admissions Offices, these 725 
young men and 275 young women possess 
personal and academic qualifications a 
good cut above the average, being on 
the whole nearly as intelligent as teen- 
agers usually think they are. These are 
the students selected from the largest 
number of applications for admission 
filed in about five years. 

On Sept. 12, the day after freshmen 
arrived, a hot-off-the-press special "Wel- 
come Freshmen" edition of The Duke 
Chronicle hit the campuses, pointing out 
to the new arrivals that the current: 
hectic and probably confusing era is 
known historically as "orientation week." 
Upperelass members of the Y.M.C.A. 
and the Woman's Freshman Advisory 
Council were on hand to direct lost per- 
sons, find lost trunks, comfort lost 
souls, and in general help mould ram- 
pant chaos in manageable order. 

An even week later upperclassmen 
and graduate students climbed aboard, 
with an enthusiasm somewhat less flam- 
boyantly demonstrated. 

This brought to approximately 4,800 
the number of students enrolled in the 
University for the 1952-53 fall semes- 
ter. Undergraduates in Trinity, En- 
gineering, and the Woman's College 
total 3,280, with 1.080 being women. 
Largest of the graduate and pro- 
fessional schools is Arts and Sciences 

with 400, followed by Medicine with 304 
(and 200 enrolled in postgraduate 
work). Divinity with 230, Nursing and 
Law with 120 each, and Forestry with 
35. The balance are special students, 
mostly enrolled in courses at Duke Hos- 
pital. It might be pointed out that the 
1952-53 Divinity School enrollment is 
the largest ever. 

Accent on Individual 

Of major interest to returning under- 
graduates was a recent shuffle in 
both personnel and policy where under- 
graduate affairs are concerned. The 
change, in summary, was an expansion 
of facilities to care for the personal and 
academic needs of each student accepted 
by the University for training. It is 
an intensification of the emphasis on 
individuality that Duke points to as a 
proud tradition. 

Part of this information was included 
in last month's Register as part of Presi- 
dent Edens' report to the alumni. 

Lanier W. Pratt, A.M. '38, who last 
month was released from his second war- 
time tour of active duty with the I". S. 
Navy, has been named to head the new- 
office of freshmen-sophomore affairs. Tie 
came to Duke in 1940 as an instructor 
in Romance languages, departed for 
World War II the next year, returned 
to Duke to become executive assistant 

dean of the Graduate School, and then 
was recalled into the Navy when the 
Korean fracas broke out. He is a lieu- 
tenant-commander in the naval reserve 
and has spent most of his active duty 
time aboard destroyers and destroyer 
escorts. This might be regarded as 
valuable experience for dealing with 
freshmen and sophomores. 

A graduate of Davidson College in 
1934, Pratt has been a popular teacher 
and administrator and is well qualified 
for his new office. 

With him in the office of freshmen and 
sophomore affairs will be Lewis J. Mc- 
Nurlen, former graduate assistant in 
sociology. The two will supervise 
the curriculum, attendance, scholarship, 
and disciplinary matters of the two 
younger classes, for the first time com- 
bined under one office in an effort to 
promote a stronger and more contin- 
uous student-faculty relationship. Asso- 
ciations and practices formulated in the 
freshmen year will be encouraged to 
continue into the sophomore year (if 
they are the proper kind, of course) and 
thereafter as well. 

Dr. William C. Archie, who in an ad- 
mirable manner filled the freshman 
dean's office last year, has been advanced 
to the post of associate dean of Trinity 
College. He will be most directly con- 
cerned with members of the men's 
junior and senior classes. 

The revised organization will be under 

Associate Dean 
William C. Archie 

Assistant Dean 
Lewis J. McNurlen 

Assistant Dean 
Lanier W. Pratt 

October, 1952 


Dr. William E. DeTurk of Duke 
Medical School, peers curiously at a 
solution of ferrous sulphate, being 
injected into a diseased oak tree on 
West Campus. When a tree falls 
victim to tree anemia, or "iron 
chlorosis", its leaves drop off and the 
tree dies unless it receives prompt 
attention. It takes three to 10 days 
for the medicine to take effect. 

the supervision of Dean Herbert J. Her- 
ring of Trinity College, vice president 
of the University in the division of stu- 
dent life. Robert B. Cox continues as 
dean of undergraduate men and Dr. Alan 
K. Manchester, who is returning from 
a year's stay in Brazil as cultural at- 
tache to the American embassy in Rio 
de Janeiro, resumes his job as dean of 
undergraduate studies. 

President Edens' report to the alumni 
last month told of a revised and 
strengthened faculty advisory system. 

Under this new arrangement each in- 
coming freshman will have one particu- 
lar faculty member to whom he can go 
for advice, assistance, and consolation. 
He will have available a friendly help- 
ing hand that will, as a matter of course, 
be extended somewhat more intimately 
and less formally than the long arm of 
the dean's office. 

This program will greatly stimulate 
contact between students and faculty, to 
the mutual advantage of both. 

Scholarships and Jobs 

Tt is curious how a myth will persist. 
-*- Twenty seven years ago the Duke 
Endowment was established and news- 
paper headlines indicated that Trinity 

College would become Duke University 
with enough funds to keep it abreast of 
the best universities in the land for a 
practically indefinite period. 

Only recently, primarily through nec- 
essary fund raising activities, has the 
general public become aware that Duke 
is not an institution of unlimited wealth. 

Another, and perhaps related, myth 
has been that Duke is "a rich man's 
school." Former students, of course, 
know better. Too many of them con- 
tributed too much to financing their own 
education to feel that all Duke enrollees 
are comfortably secure. 

This year, which is by no means an 
exception, one out of every four stu- 
dents is receiving financial aid, either 
through scholarships, loan funds, or stu- 
dent employment. In any year facts and 
figures will destroy the myth's founda- 
tion, but this year happens to be a 
record high. 

Recently the scholarship committee re- 
leased information showing that students 
this year are scheduled to receive more 
than $160,000 in undergraduate scholar- 
ships on the basis of scholastic achieve- 
ment and financial need. This does not 
include either ministerial or athletic 

All told 473 undergraduates have been 
awarded scholarships ranging from $100 
to $750. These include holders of Angier 
B. Duke Regional Prizes worth $750 a 
year to recipients selected from among 
high school seniors on the basis of schol- 
arship, character, and potential achieve- 
ment. Such students may receive a total 
of $3,000 over a four-year period by 
remaining qualified. Also included are 
the 15 $350 awards for students ranking- 
highest scholastically in the rising sopho- 
more, junior, and senior classes. 

Many other scholarships are granted 
from funds established or given by in- 
dividual alumni or alumni groups, and 
such donors are constantly impressed by 
the sort of work their money is doing. 

Through regular student aid channels 
some 260 students have already been 
placed in jobs on and off the campus, 
earning from 25 to nearly 100 per cent 
of the cost of their college education. 
Sixty-two loans have been made to 
undergraduates from established loan 

Approximately 800 of some 3,400 
undergraduates, then, are receiving fi- 
nancial assistance. There has been no 
recent report on financial aid to students 
enrolled in graduate and professional 
schools, but it may be assumed that the 
percentage is just as high, if not higher. 

Duke is pursuing a policy of attempt- 

ing to make it possible for qualified and 
promising students to acquire an educa- 
tion regardless of their ability to pay. 
There are, of course, financial limitations 
to the program, but its growth is highly 
encouraging to students now in high 
school who look forward to a degree 
from Duke University. 

Diners and Books 

The summer just past was one of the 
hottest on record, with the ther- 
mometers in Durham tipping the 100- 
degree mark for consecutive days on end. 
Durham, like most of the rest of the 
country, suffered through a severe 

This, perhaps, stimulated a project, 
just completed and doubly welcomed. 

The Oak Room (which will be re- 
called as the old faculty dining room by 
less recent graduates) on the second 
floor and Cafeteria D (once the coffee 
shop) on the first floor of the West 
Campus Union have been air-conditioned. 

The project was begun early in Au- 
gust and completed the first of last 
month. Actual results, at least as far 
as regular diners are concerned, won't 
be known until hot weather comes again, 
since the air-conditioning has not been 
used, or needed, this fall. 

At any rate, those persons lucky 
enough to find tables in the two rooms 
in hot weather will share a privilege 
heretofore reserved for books in library 
stacks, which have been kept cool for 
reasons of preservation. 

Skeleton of Steel 

One major building project is all that 
now remains unfinished. The Eliza- 
beth P. Hanes Xurses Home and the 
Graduate Living Center are completed 
and occupied. The new Classroom and 
Administration building is rising apace. 

Held up by the steel shortage, the 
stone shell for a period of weeks was 
reminiscent of Berlin after the blitz. 
But now, and with startling suddenness, 
the steel frame has risen from its bed 
of rock and concrete and looms in the 

The strike is over and Duke's last 
Gothic building (in all probability) is 
being pushed forward. It will complete 
the main quadrangle on West Campus 
and will give it new beauty. More im- 
portant it will allow cramped adminis- 
trators and teachers to flex their mus- 
cles and may even encourage under- 
graduates to flex their brains. 

Duke University has grown in the past 
few years. A list of new buildings is 


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probably the most tangible evidence of 
this fact. Other evidence can be found 
in the size of the faculties, the increase 
in the numbers of books in the libraries, 
and the stepped-up productivity of the 

This growth has not make Duke a 
'"large" university in the sense of certain 
educational goliaths. In fact, the num- 
ber of students has been purposely kept 
almost static at around 5,000. There 
is a strong feeling that Duke would not 
be Duke if the small-town atmosphere 
of the campus ever disappeared. There 
is no intention of allowing it to disap- 
pear, but an ever-increasing trend toward 
promoting an even friendlier and more 
intimate relationship between those 
teaching and those taught. 

But these new edifices have provided 
facilities that were almost desperately 
needed, and, what's more, they repre- 
sent real alumni contributions to Alma 

To Bridge a Gap 

Early this month representatives of 
all classes graduated since 1894 and 
all graduate and professional schools will 
meet on the campus to begin the sixth 
year of the Duke University annual giv- 
ing program (counting the period dur- 
ing which it was temporarily merged with 
the Development Campaign). 

Many of these class agents have served 
before, and others are new. But all 
of them, judging from early organiza- 
tional steps taken under the auspices of 
the National Council, possess a fine en- 
thusiasm for the job that must be done 
between now and next Commencement. 

It is a big job, too, for it has been 
announced that this year Duke faces the 
biggest anticipated budgetary deficit in 
its history. 

Class agents will meet in the New 
Graduate Living Center at 12 :30 p.m., 
October 12, where they will sit down 
with fellow alumni from the National 
Council and members of the University's 
administrative and teaching staffs to be- 
gin action designed to rally support. 

A meeting of newly created Medical 
School class agents was scheduled to 
precede the general class and school 
agents meeting by a week. This year 
the Medical School alumni have organ- 
ized their own campaign for annual sup- 
port of Duke Medical School and Hos- 
pital as a part of the over-all Loyalty 

The doctors, too, scheduled their meet- 
ing for the Graduate Living Center, at 
12 :30 p.m. October 5. On the program 
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Homecoming — November 1 

Dcke University's favorite Homecoming opponent, the Georgia Tech Yellow 
Jackets, make a lamented farewell appearance in Duke Stadium on Novem- 
ber 1. Rated as high as fourth best in the nation by pre-season pickers, the 
Jackets disappear from the Blue Devil schedule next year for an indefinite period. 
But meanwhile, there will be barbecue, top-notch football, good fellowship, and, 
hopefully, clear skies to greet and welcome every alumnus who can ride, walk, 
fly, or crawl to Durham for the biggest Saturday of the year. 

Friday, October 31 

2 :00-9 :00 p.m. — Registration. Union Lobby. 

7 :00-9 :30 p.m. — Judging West Campus Decorations. Visitors are urged 
to see displays at this time. 

7 :00-10 :00 p.m. — Fraternity Open Houses. 

8:15 p.m. — "Remains to Be Seen," A Duke Players production. Page 

9 :00 p.m. — Parade and Pep Rally. West Campus. 

Saturday, November 1 

9 :00 a.m. -6 :00 p.m. — Registration. Union Lobby. 

9 :00 a.m. — College of Engineering Homecoming. Registration in lobby 
of Engineering Building followed by annual business meeting of En- 
gineering Alumni Association. Several classes planning social activi- 
ties for special reunion groups will notify them individually. 
10 :00 a.m. — Tenth reunion of professional staff of 65th General Hospital 
(Duke University affiliated medical unit). Amphitheatre, Duke Hos- 
pital. Brig. Gen. Rawley Chambers, M.C., representing the Surgeon 
General of the Army, will discuss medical care in the Korean War. 
For further information, contact Dr. Ivan Brown, Duke Hospital, 
reunion secretary. 

10 :30 a.m. — Coffee Hour in Engineering Library for wives of engineering 

alumni. Sponsored by Student Engineers' Wives Club. 
11 :30 a.m.-l :00 p.m. — Alumni Barbecue. Old Gym, West Campus. 
2 :00 p.m. — Varsity Football Game — Duke v. Georgia Tech. Halftime : 

Crowning of Homecoming Queen. Awarding of prizes for best campus 

4 :30 p.m. — Fraternity Open Houses. 
4 :30 p.m. — Open House for Divinity School alumni. Social Room, 

Divinity School. 
4:30 p.m. — Open House for Law School alumni. Law School Lounge. 
7:00 p.m. — Class of 1950 Reunion Dinner. Harvey's Cafeteria. 

8 :30 p.m. — Law School alumni invited to Duke Bar Association dance. 

Shrine Club. 

9 :00-12 :00 p.m. — Homecoming dance. Sponsored by the Senior Class. 

Old Gym, West Campus. 

Sunday, November 2 
11 :00 a.m. — University Worship Service. Dean James Cannon, preacher. 
4:00 p.m. — Organ Recital with String Quartet. Mildred L. Hendrix. 
University organist. 

Again this year a committee from the City of Durham is working with the 
Special Occassions Committee of the National Council, students, and University 
officers to make alumni doubly welcome back to the campus. Downtown stores 
will be decorated and judged in the contest by a campus group. Campus deco- 
rations will be judged, and prizes awarded, by a downtown group. The unusual 
spirit of friendliness and cooperation that exists between Duke and Durham is 
never so evident as at Homecoming, when former students are welcomed back. 

October, 1952 


The Doctors Build a Building 

Medical Research Building Is "Home of Hope" for Many Afflicted 

Tx a relatively remote corner of West 
-*- Campus, but now in a building that 
is new and modern, investigators from 
the staff of Duke Medical School are 
relentlessly pursuing causes and cures 
for some of mankind's most oppressing 

Experienced researchers and accom- 
plished medical practitioners, many of 
these men and women already have a 
string of major discoveries and develop- 
ments to their credit. And, although the 
new medical research center is but a 
means to an end, in itself it represents 
a major victory. 

The William Brown Bell Medical Re- 
search Building, with its most recently 
completed wing occupied early this 
month, can properly be termed "the 
building the doctors built." They plan- 
ned it, procured and contributed funds 
to finance it, and supervised its con- 
struction. And even while carpenters, 
plumbers, and electricians were pounding 
away in the rear, surgeons, anatomists, 
and biochemists were moving in through 
the front to set up laboratories and begin 

As a matter of necessity, the research 
building was erected piecemeal. Origi- 
nally planned as a small animal house, 
it developed into a more ambitious under- 
taking as funds were procured. 

Departure from Policy 
Tt was in the spring of 1945 that cer- 
A tain members of the Medical School 
faculty perceived that a tremendous up- 
surge in medical research was creating 
an alarming shortage of facilities within 
the Medical School. A leader within 
this group was Dr. Joseph W. Beard, 
professor of surgery noted for his work 
with virus diseases, who is the building's 
chief architect and its director. 

The only foreseeable method of ex- 
pansion involved a separate building, a 
departure from the original policy of 
keeping Medical School facilities all 
under a single roof. It was with some 
misgiving that the departure was finally 
agreed upon, and a site was procured 
across Hospital Drive on the edge of 
a wooded area. 

The next problem to be faced by Dr. 
Beard and his equally determined col- 
leagues was one of funds. The Univer- 
sity, already faced with financial diffi- 
culties, could not provide them. 

Dr. Joseph W. Beard 

The first break came when a grant 
of $10,000 was made by the Rockefeller 
Foundation and an additional grant 
came from the Duke Endowment. When 
these amounts were exhausted a total 
of $30,000 came in equal parts from the 
Department of Surgery, the Department 
of Medicine, and the Dorothy Beard Re- 
search Fund. 

Meanwhile, Dr. Beard and some of 
his associates, notably Dr. Hans Neu- 
rath, formerly of the Department of 
Biochemistry, were industriously prepar- 
ing plans after determining needs. The 
Dorothy Beard Fund agreed to take care 
of any deficit up to $30,000 and the Duke 
Endowment came through with an ad- 
ditional sum. 

The building progressed and in June, 
1947, the original structure was ready 
for the doctors to occupy. It became 
immediately apparent that facilities were 
still far from adequate and that further 
steps must be taken for expansion with- 
out delay. 

It was here that Drs. Deryl Hart and 
Eugene A. Stead, Jr., chairman of the 
Departments of Surgery and Medicine, 
respectively, put their heads together and 
came up with $137,500 from departmen- 
tal funds for the erection of a new wing. 
The wing was equipped with personally 
contributed funds and money raised from 
outside sources. 

It had just been occupied when work 
was launched on the third, and thus 
far final, wing which was completed in 

This latest addition, contemplated as 
the last, was financed by a $200,000- 
grant from the U. S. Public Health Serv- 
ice through the National Cancer Insti- 
tute, $125,000 from Dr. Hart and Dr. 
Stead, and $44,000 more from the Public- 
Health Service through the National 
Heart Institute. These sums also pro- 
vided for efficiently modern equipment. 

Thus the struggle to provide and equip 
a building that would be the arena for 
an intensified fight against disease was 
victoriously concluded, and research proj- 
ects stymied for lack of space were 
given a new impetus. 

"The Building has been the absolute 
salvation of the Medical School," Dr. 
Beard has stated, and with ample justi- 

In its final form it is four stories high 
and shaped like a -giant "H". 

The Dean Moves 

In March, after 22 years in the Medical 
School, Dean Wilburt C. Davison moved 
his office into the building, named for 
the late president of the American Cyan- 
amid Company and trustee of the Duke 
Endowment, who possessed a life-long 
interest in research. The Dean thus 
gained more space for his offices and at 
the same time released additional space 
in the main building for use by the 
Medical School. 

The four departments of Surgery, Bio- 
chemistry, Anatomy, and Medicine, and 
single researchers such as Dr. Norman 
F. Conant of the Department of Micro- 
biology, who has done outstanding work 
with fungi, and Dr. Frank G. Hall of 
the Department of Physiology and Phar- 
macology, who has distinguished himself 
in the field of aviation medicine, have 
their laboratories in the building. In 
addition to laboratories, work such as 
teaching dog surgery to sophomore med- 
ical students and other teaching is con- 
ducted in the building. 

Vital research in the fields of leuke- 
mia and cancer, viruses, whole blood 
preservation, heart diseases, high alti-. 
bides, fungi, anesthesia, infantile paral- 
ysis, and hormones is being carried on 
in the research building by Duke Hos- 
pital's investigators. 


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Virus, Chickens, and Cancer 

Dr. Beard himself is conducting an 
investigation to find if there is any con- 
nection between viruses and cancer. For 
the past three years he and Mrs. Beard 
have been studying the particular virus 
that causes chicken leukemia in an effort 
to learn as much as possible about the 
relation of the virus to the disease, and 
to establish a basis for studying a pos- 
sible relation of viruses to the causation 
of human and animal cancer in general. 
In his study Dr. Beard uses 20,000 baby 
chicks a year. This leukosis is one of 
the several forms of cancer found in 
animals known to be caused by virus, 
but there is as yet no evidence that 
viruses may cause human cancer. Dr. 
Beard hopes also that the findings will 
be of fundamental aid in the eradication 
of the disease in chickens, since it costs 
the poultry industry 75 million dollars 
a year. 

Some of the first pictures of a half 
a dozen viruses, including human influ- 
enza and Newcastle disease in chickens, 
have been photographed by the electron 
microscope by Dr. D. Gordon Sharp, a 
noted biophysicist, who works with Dr. 
Beard. During the past 12 years they 
have spent almost half their time puri- 
fying viruses and the other half analyzing 
them. Major tools are the electron 
microscope for seeing- the virus and the 
ultracentrifuge for purifying and ana- 
lyzing. Eleotrothoresis is a physical 
means of analyzing the virus for purity. 

Their main problem has been to learn 
how to prepare the virus so it is pure 
and may be seen. The fact that they 
have photographed half a dozen viruses 
indicates their success. 

On the first floor of the cross wing, 
Dr. Ivan W. Brown, Jr., a Markle fel- 
low and assistant professor of surgery, 
is working with blood, skin, and cornea 
preservation. He has already developed 
a method for preserving skin for trans- 
plantation through a freezing process 
called "vitrification", which keeps skin 
in a glassy state until it is used. Dr. 
Brown is centering his research mainly 
around the preservation and transfusion 
of preserved blood and the transplanta- 
tion of preserved tissue. If he is suc- 
cessful in achieving prolonged preserva- 
tion of red blood cells for transfusion 
purposes, it will be possible to build up 
a large store of blood in the event of 
an emergency such as an atom bomb 

Dr. C. R. Stephen, chief anesthetist 
and professor of anesthesiology, and 
George Xewton of the machine shop in 
the research building, have developed 
an inhalator capable of being operated 
by patients who use the drug Triline 
as an anesthetic, and already have or- 
ders for 15,000 of them. Dr. Stephen 
is also conducting research on long- 
acting anesthetic drugs and pre-anes- 
thetie drugs. He has found that the 
pre-anesthetie drug, banthine, may pro- 
vide the necessarv saliva-drying effects 

Dean Wilburt C. Davison and Mrs. 
F. H. Swett, Registrar of the Medical 
School, look over some papers in the 
Dean's new office, located on the first 
floor of the new wing. The Dean 
moved into his new office in March, 
after being in the Hospital for 22 

and have more beneficial effects on the 
nervous system than other drugs of the 
same nature. 

In the same department Dr. "William 
W. Shingleton. assistant professor of 
surgery, who in June received a grant 
of $3,240 for studies in the modification 
of resistance in the sphincter of Oddi, 
is currently studying the physiology of 
the pancreas. 

Operating the controls of the mass spectrograph is 
Dr. Henry Kamin. Located on the second floor of the 
main part of the building, the mass spectrograph is one 
of many complicated and expensive pieces of ecpripment 
necessary to the Hospital 's investigators in pursuing their 
vital research projects. 

Drs. George W. Schwert and W. F. H. M. Mom- 
maerts are pictured manipulating the controls of the 
ultracentrifuge used, among other things, to purify and 
analyze viruses currently being studied by Drs. Beard 
and Sharp, and their associates. The huge machine spins 
at a rate of 60.000 revolutions per minute. 

October, 1952 


Heart Disease, Muscles Explored 

As soon as possible, the Department 
of Biochemistry will move its entire re- 
search program to the research building. 
Dr. Philip Handler, chairman of the 
department, recently developed a method 
of using an atomic flashlight for locat- 
ing brain tumors, and is now busy with 
two other projects. The first is a study 
of the chemical reactions within cells. 
The second is a study of the biochemistry 
of specialized tissues. The basic ques- 
tions involved in this research are the 
ways in which cells do such unique jobs 
as see, contract, and transport oxygen. 

Dr. George W. Sehwert, another of 
the three Markle fellows at Duke, and 
assistant professor of biochemistry, is 
interested in the nature of protein mole- 
cules and what the relatively mysterious 
enzymes really are and how they work. 
Dr. Henry Kamin, instructor in bio- 
chemistry, is concerned with the fate of 
protein after it is eaten and digested, 
where it goes, and what chemical events 

In the same department, Dr. W. F. 
H. M. Mommaerts, lecturer in biochemis- 

Invented by Dr. Beard, the 
"chicken table" is constructed, so 
that six people can sit around it and 
rotate the table from left to right. 
The table facilitates the process of 
taking blood smears from 20,000 
chickens annually used by Dr. Beard 
in his research on chicken leukosis. 

try and established investigator of the 
American Heart Association, is working 
on the mechanism of normal heart con- 
traction. His object is to identify chem- 
ical reactions that occur when the heart 
muscle contracts, and explain in chemical 
terms the structure of the contractile 


Shown here is the new inhalator for use with the anesthetic, Triline, 
invented by Dr. C. R. Stephen and George Newton, which is simple enough 
to be operated by a little girl. Patients can administer Triline to themselves 
because it causes numbness, but does not produce sleep. Mr. Newton is now 
manufacturing these inhalators to fill an order for 15,000 of the amazing- 

tissue and the structural changes oc- 
curring during activity. This is to supply 
basic information directly related to 
heart disease and eventually will serve 
to identify the kinds of changes that 
occur in the disease. 

The Department of Anatomy, under 
its chairman, Dr. Joseph E. Markee, is 
also engaged in essential research in the 
building. Dr. Markee, a pioneer in the 
use of films for teaching anatomy to 
medical students, is directing investiga- 
tions into the action of muscles as part 
of a project supported by the National 
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. In 
an attempt to acquire fundamental in- 
formation useful to orthopedic surgeons 
in treating patients suffering from paral- 
ysis resulting from infantile paralysis, 
Dr. Markee and his colleagues have de- 
veloped a new technique for substitut- 
ing a good muscle for a paralyzed one 
through surgery. These researchers are 
also after more basic information that 
will support physical therapists in their 
efforts to induce patients to get maximum 
usefulness out of muscles and parts of 
muscles not too severely damaged by the 
disease. About half of the research of 
the anatomy department is now devoted 
to the relation of these problems. 

The other half of the research of the 
anatomy department is in tissue culture, 
a phase of which is concerned with the 
standardization of tissue culture media 
that is being produced in large quanti- 
ties for the National Foundation for In- 
fantile Paralysis. The media is used 
larg-ely in other tissue culture labora- 
tories in an attempt to develop a way 
to immunize patients against the dreaded 
infantile paralysis. Dr. Duncan C. 
Hetherington, professor of anatomy, is 
conducting this project. 

Mysteries of Blood 

Under the direction of Dr. Eugene A. 
Stead, Jr., chairman of the Department 
of Medicine, research is underway in the 
four fields of major medical significance, 
cancer, white cells, edema (dropsy), and 

Dr. B. Wayne Bundles, associate pro- 
fessor of medicine, and his associates are 
working in two areas. The first is a 
study of normal and abnormal white 
blood cells, directed toward the discovery 
of why people suffer from leukemia. 
More than 200 persons come to Duke 
Hospital every year to receive treatment 
for leukemia from Dr. Bundles and his 

The second area is concerned with 
malignant diseases involving blood and 
blood-producing tissues. They are study- 
ing the occurrence of abnormal proteins 


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and their chemical properties, especially 
in multiple myeloma. So far it has been 
found that abnormal proteins disappear 
or reduce in .amount upon treatment, and 
they are testing to see if the course of 
the disease can be changed by treatment. 
Dr. Bundles has already found out that 
the drug, urethane, doubles and triples 
the survival time of multiple myeloma 
victims. However, it is not yet regarded 
as a cure because patients may become 
resistant to the drug. Both projects aim 
at understanding leukemia, what makes 
it, and how it can be influenced. 

Also in the Department of Medicine, 
Dr. Samuel P. Martin, a Markle fellow 
and assistant professor of medicine and 
of bacteriology, is attempting to deter- 
mine how a white cell kills bacteria. 

According to Dr. Martin : "We try to 
take infection and study it in the test 

This is his principal task, but another 
and correlated project is a study of 
what happens when bacteria get inside 
white cells. 

How people excrete salt is the con- 
cern of Dr. Bernard C. Holland, asso- 
ciate in medicine. His research is most 
important to edema (dropsy) patients 
who are unable to excrete salt, and there 
is no known way to treat heart failure 
which results from this inability. After 
learning how the body exci'etes salt, doc- 
tors will know more concretely how to 
handle the problem of edema and result- 
ing heart failure. 

Dr. Frank L. Engel, associate profes- 
sor of medicine and associate in phys- 
iology, and his colleagues are studying 
the effects of various hormones on meta- 
bolic processes, and in so doing take 
glands out of normal animals or inject 
hormones into them to see the effect. 
Dr. Engel recently found that insulin 
production is one of the several impor- 
tant factors in diabetes. If the animal 
grows after receiving insulin, it does 
not develop diabetes; if it does not grow, 
it does develop diabetes. Dr. Engel has 
done a great deal of work with hormones 
under grants from the National Insti- 
tute for Cancer. 

Diagnosing Fungi Ills 

In the Department of Microbiology, 
Dr. Norman F. Conant, professor of my- 
cology, widely recognized for his studies 
on fungi, moved his laboratory ecprip- 
ment to the research building this month. 
His current problem is a diagnostic one, 
since many fungus infections simulate 
tuberculosis. He is looking for a better 
means of diagnosing cases from the 

Dr. D. Gordon Sharp photographs 
viruses by operating controls of the 
impressive electron microscope. Be- 
fore the microscope can be used, 
viruses must be purified and ana- 
lyzed in the