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York Gains NCAA 
Graduate Scholarship 

Michael Jonathan "Jon" York, an 
English and pre-med major from 
Atlanta and a three-year starting of- 
fensive guard for the varsity foot- 
ia)l team, has been awarded a 
$2,000 NCAA Post Graduate Schol- 

York was one of only twenty-five 
ootball players across the country 
to receive the coveted award but is 
the fourth Sewanee athlete so hon- 
ored in just over a year. 
The University has now graduated 
fourteen NCAA scholar athletes, 
and in this regard has moved ahead 
if California Institute of Technol- 
igy into first place in Division III 
and into the top ten among all col- 
leges and universities. 
York was an all-conference per- 
former for the Tigers who finished 
this past season with a 7-2 record 
and a championship in the College 
Athletic Conference. A four-year 
ietterman, Jon had also served as 
varsity captain. 
While compiling an outstanding 
record on the football field, York 
as making an impressive academic 
cord. A Wilkins scholar, he was al- 
i elected to Omicron Delta Kappa 
honor society. He is a member of 
the Order of Gownsmen and has 
been a proctor for two years. In ad- 
dition, York has been a member of 
the Honor Council for three years, 

year as vice-chairman. He was a 
Rhodes scholar nominee as well as a 
nominee for the National Football 
Hall of Fame Scholarship. For three 

he was a member of the Stu- 
dent Assembly, and, among a num- 
ber of committee and organization 

mberships he has had, he is a 
member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
fraternity and is a representative to 
the Interfraternity Council. 
Recalling how he had narrowed 
his choices to Sewanee and Vander- 
bilt four years ago, Jon said his de- 
i to come to college at Se- 
e was the most important of 
his life. 
"The faculty here is very suppor- 
tive. That is what makes this place 
o special," he said. "I'm not sure 
that teachers anywhere else would 
have given me the individual help 
and encouragement that kept me 
going. Without that, I'm not sure I 
would have been in pre-med my 
senior year." 
Fifteen members of the 1982 
ootball team had "B" averages or 
setter, and York remarked that al- 
though athletics is time-consuming, 
t creates discipline that helps in the 

He anticipates being in medical 
school next fall and perhaps prac- 
ticing medicine someday in home- 
town Atlanta. Jon is the son of Dr. 
and Mrs. C. M. York of Atlanta. 

Three 1982 graduates received 
NCAA scholarships last year, and 
all three are now in medical school. 
Jim Sherman, a leader on the 1982 
basketball team, is at the University 
of Georgia School of Medicine. D, 
J. Reina, a record-breaking running- 
back, and Greg Worsowicz, who. 
considered briefly an offer from a 
professional football team, are both 
in medical school at the University 
of Florida. 

Sewanee 's other previous NCAA 
scholar athletes are Dudley West, 
CT7, an attorney in Nashville; Har- 
ry Hoffman, C'76, a doctor in Io- 
wa; Steven F. Hogwood, C'74, a 
Houston, Texas, attorney; Randy 
Love, C'70, vice-president of manu- 
facturing for Love Box Company in 
Wichita, Kansas; John Popham, 
C'70, a Nashville attorney; Jack C. 
Baker, C'69, a contractor in Alaska; 
James R. Beene, C'69, a research 
physicist at Oak Ridge; the Rev. 
Thomas R. Ward, C'67, also a 
Rhodes scholar, the rector of Christ 
Church in Nashville; Douglas Pas- 
chall, C'66, also a Rhodes scholar, 
the associate dean of the College, 
and Frank Stubblefield, C'65, at 
Brookhaven, National Laboratory 
Association in Upton, New York. 

Coach Horace Moore and Jon York 
(Photo: Lyn Hutchinson) 

Friends of duPont 

front ofJuhan Gymna 

A group of University alumni and 
Sewanee residents have joined to- 
gether to form a support organiza- 
tion for duPont Library. 

The initial meeting of Friends of 
the Library was held in November, 
and an additional organization 
meeting is scheduled for April 23. 

Mrs. Edward McCrady chaired the 
initial meeting and agreed to lead 
the group in its organizational 
stages. Frederic C. "Deric" Beil, 
C'70, a New York publisher, and A. 
Franklin Gilliam, C'46, a San Fran- 
cisco bookseller and appraiser, are 
national co-chairmen and will for- 
mulate plans to develop a national 

Each of them spoke at the Novem- 
ber meeting as did Edmund Berke- 
ley, C'54, curator of manuscripts 
and associate professor at the Al- 
derman Library at the University of 
Virginia. They described their own 
experiences with friends' groups 
around the country. 

David Kearley, University librari- 
an, said there are about 2,000 
friends organizations in academic 
and public libraries. Their purposes 
are generally to encourage an un- 
derstanding of the importance of li- 
braries, to attract books and manu- 
scripts over and beyond those 
which can be purchased from regu- 
lar budgets, to provide a meeting 
place for those with similar inter- 

ests, and to celebrate a love of 

More specific to duPont Library, 
Friends of the Library would help 
locate materials and attract books 
and rare manuscripts of interest to 
the School of Theology as well as 
the College, while local members 
might assist with exhibits, sales, 
tours, and processing of gifts. Mr. 
Kearley said that fund raising 
would not be one of the functions 
of the Friends organization. Jk 

Tom Watson, former librarian and 
now administrative assistant to the 
V ice-Chancellor and Provost, said 
the initiation of a friends group had 
always been one of his goals while 
librarian, but he said the assistance 
of volunteers is essential. 

He pointed out that Sewanee has 
one of the top three libraries among 
forty of the best liberal arts colleges 
and is among the top seven in the 
number of books per student. Mr. 
Watson also noted that less than 
half of the 350,000 volumes in du- 
Pont Library were purchased. 

At its next meeting, a report will 
be presented by a committee 
formed to draft a constitution and 
bylaws. ThaCcommittee consists of 
Edward Watson, C'30, the Univer- 
sity's legal counsel, and Professors 
Jack Gessell and Gerald Smith, in 
addition to Mr. Beil, Mr. Gilliam, 
Mrs. McCrady, and Mr. Kearley. 

On &Offthe Mountain 

Once again the Sewanee News is 
filled to overflowing, and if it were 
not for the constraints of the press 
we use, we could easily publish 
more than thirty-two pages an is- 
sue. -It seems that a judicious use of 
scissors and red pen is becoming 
progressively difficult. 

At least three events occurred 
since the Advent holidays which are 
not mentioned elsewhere in this edi- 
tion. And they should be. 

First, for a week in February, Se- 
wanee played host to author Made- 
leine L'Engle, who has achieved a 
phenomenal following among both 
young people and adults through 
her fantasy fiction and non-fiction 
books. She gave two public lec- 
tures, met and talked with student 
groups on two or three occasions, 
visited the public school, preached 
in All Saints' Chapel, and led a re- 
treat for Seminary spouses, who 
first developed the idea for her vis- 
it. The author drew large and atten- 
tive crowds at each appearance. Her 
visit was sponsored principally by a 
grant from the Brown Foundation 
made through the Association of 
Episcopal Colleges. 

Opening convocation in January 
was likely the most important 
"family" gathering before com- 
mencement this May. In his convo- 
cation address, the Vice-Chancellor 
took note of some other "family" 
events. One of them is the weekly 

MARCH 1983 

Latham W. Davis, Editor 

Beeler Brush. C'68, Alumni Editor 

Sara Dudney Ham, SS'bl, Assistant 

Margi Moore, Designer 

Advisory Editors: 

Patrick Anderson, C'57 

Arthur Ben Chitty, C'35 

Elizabeth N. Chitty 

Ledlie W. Conger, Jr., C'49 

Joseph B. dimming, Jr.", C'47 

Starkey S. Flythe, Jr., C'56 

The Rev. William N. McKeachie, C'66 

Dale E. Richardson 

Charles E. Thomas, C'27 

The Sewanee News (ISSN 0037-3044) is 
published quarterly by the University of 
the South, including the School of 
Theology and the College of Arts and 
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Tennessee 37375. 

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Thursday morning coffee hour at 
the Bishop's Common for students, 
faculty, and staff of both the Semi- 
nary and College. It was a student's 
idea. Students also initiated a week- 
ly student-faculty dialogue {one of 
them, a series on morality) under 
the direction of Professor James 
Peterman . 

Then Mr. Ayres spoke "about a 
very special quality of our life here 
together." That quality is servant- 
hood. He said an executive of one 
of the nation's leading companies 
visited the campus recently and de- 
scribed what he had found. He had 
found, Mr. Ayres said, a concern 
for others and a willingness to 

A moment later Mr. Ayres said: 
"It was early morning last Sunday 
that again the subject of service at 
Sewanee was made so clear to me as 
I watched our volunteer fire depart- 
ment valiantly try to save a home 
of one of our residents. Although 
off the domain and far from an ade- 
quate water supply, they fought 
hard to overcome a situation which 
had gotten far out of hand before 
reported. In life we do not always 
succeed in our efforts but only 
through effort is there hope of suc- 

"I cherish the words of the former 
Archbishop of Canterbury William 
Temple. He wrote, 'To adapt our 
lives with careful caution to fully 
established certainties is not in the 
least noble or heroic: it is merely 
sensible. It is good to be sensible; it 
is better to be heroic; but it is best 
of all to be both, although very few 
of us are.' I suggest that noble and 
heroic lives are those filled with 
hope and the desire to serve one 
another and thus make this world a 
better place. This has always been 
the tradition of Sewanee people- 
may it be so for ever." 


It was heartwarming to see Coach 
Bill White's arms about Charlie 
MacLindsay and Bobby Parks— two 
of "his boys" and two of my team- 
mates in your December issue. 

Some of "his boys" gathered in 
the Juhan Gymnasium Homecom- 
ing to honor the man responsible 
for so many attending Sewanee. 
The likeness of the bronze plaque, 
the dedication ceremony and a few 
echoes of Coach White's "Yo-Ho" 
returned all of us to those memor- 
able days. He was tough, enthusias- 
tic, and stood with dignity for Se- 
wanee football and for his players. 

I was honored to be one of "his 
boys" and I treasure those years 
and our close association. 

Later in teaching, coaching, and 
now administering a school, I use 
many of his motivating methods. 
The sign of a successful leader is 
measured by his influence-on oth- 
ers. Coach White's influence contin- 
ues daily with all "his boys" where- 
ever they are. I am a better man be- 
cause of W. C. White and Sewanee— 
but there are many like me. "Yo- 

J. M. Seidule, C'54 
Mobile, Alabama - 

We would like to call to your atten- 
tion that in your captions under the 
Homecoming float pictures in the 
recent issue of the Alumni News 
the names of the sororities who also 
built the floats were left out. It was 
the Theta Pi-Phi Gamma Delta float 
and the Theta Kappa Phi-Phi Delta 
Theta float. Please give credit where 
credit is due. 

Theta Pi and Theta Kappa Phi 

My wife and I are seriously grateful 
to Sewanee, and have great affec- 
tion for it, because of the great be- 
nefits it has provided for our daugh- 
ter (who graduated there in 1981) 
and our son (who is a sophomore 
there now). I suppose most people 
value benefits given to their chil- 
dren more than those given to 
themselves. Both my wife and I 
graduated from Vanderbilt, and al- 
though we are Episcopalians we 
were scarcely acquainted with Se- 
wanee at all until our daughter 
went there in the fall of 1977; since 
then we think we have come to 
know it well because we live fairly 
close and because our son enrolled 
as«oon as his sister graduated so 
that we have maintained frequent 
contact for nearly six years now. 
Frankly your office's publications 
make me feel guilty because, while 
paying full tuition {my son was in 
McCallie the same four years my 
daughter was at Sewanee), I just am 
not able to express my gratitude fi- 
nancially. And so I am writing you 
as a way of expressing my verbal 
thanks to the University. 

Mainly, of course, we are thankful 
that Sewanee has given our children 
solid book-learning. We prefer not 
to waste our children's time and ef- 
fort on advanced vocational train- 
ing like "Communications" nor on 
esoteric trivia. We want our chil- 
dren to learn literature, languages, 
history, mathematics— and in Se- 
wanee's catalog there are precious 
few trash courses. The teachers we 
have met are individually impres- 
sive. Our children have been fur- 
nished the opportunity really to 

know the substance of their civiliza- 

Second, we are thankful that Se- 
wanee has given our children a 
place to study where broad philo- 
sophical ideas in general, and reli- 
gion in particular, are still consi- 
dered not only intellectually accept- 
able but fundamental. Vanderbilt, 
for example, since my wife's and 
my days there, has introduced a 
kind of cafeteria-line system of 
elective courses so that education 
can reduce to an accumulation of 
incoherent specifics. Maybe secular 
education is inhibited from trans- 
mitting values? At any rate Se- 
wanee avoids giving its students the 
notion that values do not exist or 
are irrelevant to education. A uni- 
versity that does not transmit val- 
ues serves its students and their par- 
ents ill, and in this respect we grate- 
fully say that Sewanee serves them 

Also, we are thankful that Sewa- 
nee has provided our children 
with friends and associates that— I 
will be blunt— have more graces and 
less vices than most people their age 
these days. The people our children 
bring home with them from Sewa- 
nee are all delightful, and usually 
admirable. They readily sneer at 
and mock casual sex and recreation- 
al narcotics. They are generally 
speaking the kind of people you'd 
like your own child to be, or to 

(Besides we are thankful that Se- 
wanee has given our children a lot 
of fun, a good time. Both of them, 
I'd like to think, are brighter than 
their grades would indicate. But a 
lot of hearty rowdiness seemed 
healthy to my wife and me when 
we were undergraduates, and we'd 
be disappointed for our children 
not to have it. It seems to us that 
Sewanee has well earned its reputa- 
tion of being a good party school, 
and we're glad of it.) 

In a lot of ways, I suppose, my 
wife and I are not typical. We're 
more traditionalist, conservative, 
and strictly religious than most of 
our peers, I guess. But if somebody 
wants his daughter called "Ms" in- 
stead of ."Miss" or is satisfied for 
his son to go to classes in tee shirts 
and jeans— these are picky details, 
but I suggest that you can general- 
ize from them to greater things- 
then there are plenty of schools 
where his child can go. But to those 
of us to whom sound learning and 
old-fashioned morals and manners 
are important, Sewanee is literally a 
God-send. And we do thank Him 
for it, and all of you there. 

I am very much indeed indebted 
to Sewanee. Please let me know of 
anything I can do to be of use or 
benefit to it. 

W. R. Baker 

Ashland City, Tennessee 


One Great 

A week does not a summer make. 
Unless it's a week of the Sewanee 
Summer Seminar— July 10-16. 
It's a week to enjoy a good book 
(or three or four), to contemplate 
the special lectures of faculty mem- 
bers (who also enjoy the relaxed at- 
mosphere), to explore the moun- 
tain trails with family and new 
friends, or simply to lie upon the 
lawn and let your, mind wander 
amongst the leaves of towering 

The lectures are held in the midst 
of the Sewanee Summer Music Cen- 
ter. Spacious duPont Library, in- 
cluding its stacks, are open for the 
benefit of Summer School students 
rid Seminar participants alike. Reg- 
ular Sunday services are held in All 
Saints' Chapel. 
This summer's six lectures will of- 
fer their most provocative ideas on 
such diverse subjects as "trickle- 
down economics," "chivalry," and 
"the divinity of Christ." 
Robert Benson, associate profes- 
sor of English, will discuss the con- 
tinuing influence of Morte 
D 'Arthur in a lecture titled "Nei- 
ther Guenevere nor the Grail: Mal- 
ory's Ideal of Secular Chivalry." 
James Clayton, professor of reli- 
gion, will lecture on "Jesus in Pre- 
sent-Day Interpretation." 
D. Elwood Dunn, assistant profes- 
sor of political science, who has 
served in the government of his na- 
tive Liberia and has taught at the 
University of Liberia, will lecture 
on "African Socialism and Develop- 
Marvin Goodstein, professor of 
economics, who has been instru- 
mental in the development of the 
growing Sewanee Economics Sym- 
posium, will attack an equally time- 
ly subject with his lecture "Trickle- 
Down Economics, or 'How Dry I 

Ronald Jones, assistant professor 
of fine arts, who has demonstrated 
an ability to make his audience see 
art as they have never seen it be- 
fore, will speak on "Contemporary 
Arts and Its Cultural Outposts." 

D. Brandreth Potter, assistant pro- 
fessor of geology, will lecture on 
"Sewanee 's Roots" but not in the 
vein of Alex Haley. Bran Potter de- 
lights his overflowing Sewanee clas- 
ses with field trips along the moun- 
tain overlooks and with his insights 
into ancient geological environ- 
ments. He can be expected to do as 
much for the Sewanee Summer 

After each lecture there will be 
adequate opportunity for partici- 
pants to explore the subjects with 
questions and comments. 

Participants will stay in Malon 
Courts dormitory and will take 
many of their meals (often with 
faculty members) in Gailor Hall. 
Daycare and baby-sitting services 
are provided. Children older than 
ten generally enjoy the freedom of 
mobility that a small town pro- 
vides—bicycling, swimming at Lake 
Cheston, and taking advantage of 
group outings and recreational facil- 
ities. The full cost for tuition, 
room, and meals is $250 a partici- 
pant, $110 for each dependent. 

Further information may be ob- 
tained by writing Professor Edwin 
. Stirling, Department of English, the 
University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tn 37375. 

Women's Week 

The week -long Sewanee Women's 
Conference in February focused on 
the achievements of women and the 
challenges the,y face. Organized by 
students and faculty, the confer- 
ence featured music, drama, lec- 
tures, discussion, and films. 

Marjorie Pryse, author, critic and 
consultant for the Norton literary 
anthologies, opened the conference 
with a lecture on women in litera- 
ture. Judith Leavitt of the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin talked on women 
in medicine. Other topics during 
the week included rape and sexual 
assault, women in other cultures 
and in sports. 

Three films, "How We Got the 
Vote," "Killing Us Softly," about 
the advertising image of women, 
and "Judy Chicago's Dinner Party" 
were shown. Comedienne Jo Carson 
and singer Judy Eron performed. 
The Purple Masque presented com- 
plementary plays, "Laundry and 
Bourbon" with an all-female cast 
and "Lone Star" with an all-male 


The fourth annual Sewanee Eco- 
nomics Symposium featured inter- 
nationally-known scholars to talk 
about world trade on March 3-5, 

The symposium's focus was "The 
West, Communism, and the Third 
World." The keynote address for 
"Aspects of the 'Western' World" 
was given by Martin Bronfenbren- 
ner of Duke University. Bela Csik- 
os-Nagy of the Hungarian Academy 
of Sciences opened the "Countries 
of Socialism" section. Rounding 
out the keynote addresses was An- 
gus Maddison of Rijksuniversiteit in 
Groningen for the section on "As- 
pects of the Thirld World." 

Twenty-one speakers from 
throughout the world explained 
issues crucial to the world economy 

and answered questions from those 

Proceedings from the three previ- 
ous symposia are being published, 
and conference chairman Francis 
Seton, visiting professor from Nuf- 
field College, Oxford, expects that 
these proceedings will also be pub- 


University faculty members pre- 
sented a series of five papers in 
preparation for the Sewanee Medi- 
aeval Colloquium, which will focus 
on "Protest and Dissent in the Mid- 
dle Ages," April 15-16. 

To celebrate the tenth anniversary 
of the colloquium, Sir Richard 
Southern, fellow of the British 
Academy and former president of 
St. John's College, Oxford, will re- 
turn to present two major lectures. 
He delivered the lectures at the first 

Joining him will be George Kane, 
also a fellow of the British Acade- 
my and William R. Kenan, Jr., pro- 
fessor of English at the University 
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

John Fleming, C'58, professor of 
English at Princeton University, will 
present a paper, and Joseph Kick- 
lighter, C'67, associate professor of 
history at Auburn University, will 

For information contact, Sewanee 
Mediaeval Colloquium, SPO, Se- 
wanee, Tennessee 37375. 

SSMC Plans 
Musical Lift 

The twenty -seventh season of the 
award-winning Sewanee Summer 
Music Center, June 25 to July 31, 
will bring together about 200 
young musicians and a faculty of 
renowned artist-teachers. 

Guest conductors visit for a week 
at a time to train the advanced stu- 
dent orchestra and present it in 
concert. They also meet with stu- 

dents in master classes during the 

What distinguishes this summer 
school from others is obligatory at- 
tention to chamber music. Accord- 
ing to Russian pianist and former 
music center faculty member Dimi- 
try Papemo, "It is impossible to 
overestimate the value of ensemble 
playing to young musicians." 

The summer concert series begins 
with the customary pops concert 
on Sunday, June 26. Weekend 
chamber music and orchestra con- 
certs will be open to the public 
throughout the five-week season. 
The concluding festival will offer a 
musical extravaganza of nine differ- 
ent performances in four days. 

For information, contact Martha 
McCrory, director, Sewanee Sum- 
mer Music Center, Sewanee, Ten- 
nessee, 37375; 

June Classes 

Summer School in the College of 
Arts and Sciences will open its six- 
week session on June 19. 

Among the offerings will be 
courses in securities and invest- 
ments, computer science, astrono- 
my, and a political science course 
on the presidency. Fifteen depart- 
ments will be represented. 

The summer program provides an 
opportunity for students to take 
courses not normally available dur- 
ing the academic year that will 
broaden their academic program. 
Students are also able to gain credr 
its to accelerate their advancement 
toward a degree or to solidify their 
class standings. 

Incoming freshman have an oppor- 
tunity to adapt to the academic de- 
mands of College in an environment 
which is relatively free of the usual 
pressures of extra-curricular activi- 

Classes are taught by regular Uni- 
versity faculty members. However, 
tuition in the summer session is less 
per semester hour than it is during 
the academic year. 

John Girardeau, left, of Danville, Virginia, and Stewart Thomas of 
Dallas, Texas, develop a scene in the Purple Masque production of 
Lone Star. (Photo: Lyn Hutchinson) 

Sewanees Dress Code Old Hat? 
Never! Its a Top Hat, Bow Tie, and Overalls 

by Kathy Ferguson, C'83 

"You have a what?" those uninitiated into the 
realm of Sewanee tradition often ask, upon 

earning that such an old-fashioned practice as a 
dress code still exists and that undergraduates of 

i respected university still uphold such a prac- 
tice. At the University of the South, where the 
word "tradition" has the ring of cliche, the tra- 

litional dress code is not the memory of a way 
of life long gone, as the memory of an all-male 

•ollege is, but rather is very much a part of the 

•urrent lives of students and faculty. 

Until recently, the dress code was a rather 
strict and unquestioned standard at the Univer- 
sity, a policy that had been in existence since 
the establishment of the school. Not until 1972 
did the Sewanee Student Handbook announce 
the reversal of a longstanding requirement that 
students abide by the code when dining in Gail- 
or Dining Hall. When women first attended Se- 
wanee, they had to obtain special permission 
from the Deans' Office to wear slacks in incle- 
ment weather. According to the current Dean of 
Women, Mary Sue Cushman, the only time the 
code has been seriously questioned by the stu- 
dent body, however, was in the early seventies. 
At this time, when the code was somewhat 
stricter than it is currently, some students pro- 
tested its existence and were sent to the Disci- 
plinary Committee. In recent years, the student 
governing body known as the Order of Gowns- 
men has reexamined the tradition and has voted 
in favor of continuing the policy. 

As written in the most recent Student Hand- 
book, p. 48, the policy specifically states: "In 
accordance with Sewanee tradition men wear 
coats and ties, and women wear skirts or dress- 
es (except in inclement weather) to classes and 
Concert Series events." The code does not carry 
any threat of punitive action against those stu- 
dents who refuse to follow it; nonetheless, most 
of the student body seems content to uphold 
the code, although on any given day, a visitor to 
the campus may encounter a wide number of in- 
dividual interpretations of the meaning of the 
code, variations on the theme of what the dress 

For example, some Sewanee men see fit to ex- 
press their individuality through the medium of 
the tie; certain dapper gentlemen feel that the 
bow tie is just the right finishing touch for the 
well-tailored look, while others choose to ex- 
press what is, perhaps, a sort of rebelliousness, 
or perhaps just a need for attention, by wearing 
ties whose colors have no place on any normal 
spectrum. Occasionally, one can find a male cas- 
ually sporting the garish purple and gold, offi- 
cial -Sew anee-insignia tie. Indeed, at Sewanee the 
tie for some men performs the function that tee- 
shirts, with their commercial and personal mes- 
sages, perform. Even professors get in on the act 
once in a while; when Beat poet Allen Ginsberg 
lectured at the University last fall, one professor, 
once a Sewanee undergraduate himself, attended 
the lecture and the reception which followed, 
wearing a tie decorated with the peace symbol 
so popular in the sixties. 

For some Sewanee men, a radical modification 
of the dress code means wearing a sweater and 
jacket but no tie. Others feel comfortable wear- 
ing hiking boots, tennis shoes, or a farmer's cap 

with otherwise business-like attire. A clothing 
statement may be made not merely on the basis 
of one eccentric piece of apparel but also with 
an entire look; one junior recently walked into 
Gailor, immediately following a morning of 
classes, suavely sporting blue jeans, tennis shoes, 
a sport coat, tie, and a fedora; a freshman, in 
similar circumstances, showed off a stylish look 
consisting of overalls and a bow tie. 

Sewanee women are perhaps a bit more conser- 
vative in terms of how they express individuality 
in appearance. A few women wear slacks or 
jeans with some frequency, particularly during 
winter months, and some joke about the defini- 
tion of "inclement," concluding that weather 
depends more upon personal mood than upon 
climatic considerations. For some female stu- 
dents, knee socks and clogs project the appropri- 
ate collegiate image, while others prefer pumps 
and panty hose for a more executive look. Occa- 
sionally, a Sewanee woman will assert herself in 
an unusual hat, a man's tie, or a pair of knickers. 
Whereas certain ladies appear to have stepped 
out of Talbot's, other more cosmopolitan wom- 
en seem to belong to the world of Glamour or 

Depending upon which university students you 
ask, an ongoing source of pride, or of scorn, is 
the "preppie" look, a style that in recent years 
has taken the country by storm, much to the 
amusement of the Sewanee crowd for whom it is 
old hat, so to speak. While many students appear 
to own nothing but Izod shirts and mono- 
grammed sweaters, others seem to find it neces- 
sary to apologize sheepishly for possessing a sin- 
gle buttoned-down, oxford cloth shirt. 

One other prominent feature of the Sewanee 
dress code is the academic gown, a bit of bor- 
rowed tradition that has found an abiding home 
at the University of the South. Faculty wear aca- 
demic gowns while teaching; some impressively 
march into their classrooms already attired in 

their flapping, black attire, while others, perhaps 
preferinga more informal atmosphere, wait until 
they stand in front of their students before slip- 
ping into black. Some of the more practical- 
minded mathematicians and scientists slit the 
lengthy sleeves of their gowns to facilitate their 
writing on blackboards. Although one professor 
recently purchased a brand new, spotless aca- 
demic gown, others seem to prefer the chalk- 
dusted, ragged, lived-in look of their well-worn 

Students, too, can gain the privilege of wearing 
academic gowns long before commencement, 
provided that they receive a high enough grade 
point average. The earliest that a Sewanee stu- 
dent can gain this honor is the beginning of his 
sophomore year. Privileges are associated with 
obtaining the gown, such as the opportunity to 
sign up for classes and rooms earlier than non- 
gownsmen and the freedom to miss classes with- 
out being penalized. Further, each student 
gownsman is automatically a member of the Or- 
der of Gownsmen and so is able to help make 
policy decisions on campus. 

Despite the sense of achievement and privilege 
that is attached to earning a gown, many stu- 
dents seem reluctant to abide by the tradition of 
wearing gowns to class. Last fall, the editor of 
the student newspaper, The Sewanee Purple, 
joked in an editorial about not knowing when it 
is considered socially appropriate to wear one's 
gown to class; the President of the Order of 
Gownsmen answered him roundly in the follow- 
ing issue, insisting that there should be no such 
confusion, since the gown should be worn every 
day by those who have earned it. Nonetheless, a 
substantial number of gownsmen do not wear 
their gowns on anything close to a regular basis, 
and some simply refuse to include black in their 
wardrobes until commencement. 

A wide spectrum of feelings concerning the ap- 
propriateness of wearing the gown exists. For 
some students, wearing a gown on a daily basis 
is a privilege to be proud of; one senior who re- 
cently earned his gown, wore his prize in the 
dining hall immediately after receiving it. Other 
students apparently enjoy wearing the gown, but 
search for special occasions to justify their doing 
so. One senior laughingly cited rain as being a 
justifiable occasion for displaying his gown-alias- 
raincoat. Yet another student, a junior, has per- 
haps discovered the perfect compromise, a way 
both to uphold the practice and to escape from 
whatever stigma is associated with immersing 
oneself in the tradition; she has creatively per- 
sonalized her gown by embroidering a colorful 
scene on its back. 

Some devoted Sewanee fans have greeted modi- 
fications in Sewanee tradition, like the move 
from a six to a five day week, with dismay. 
However, assurances can be offered to these fans 
that the dress code, one of those aspects of the 
university's life that sets it apart from most 
other universities, is still very much aliye. Surely 
one interpretation of modifications and eccentri- 
cities related to the code is that such .modifica- 
tions and eccentricities are expressions of indi- 
viduality on the part of students who believe 
that tradition should be a living thing. 

r English major from Hanover, 


Extending Our Reach in Student Recruitment 

"The University of the South is the 
best kept secret in the Episcopal 
Church," a University trustee*wrote 
last fall in his diocesan newspaper. 
To an enthusiastic trustee, looking 
for the same enthusiasm in his 
Church, the statement is frustrat- 
ingly true. But that same trustee 
would probably agree that, among 
those who know it, Sewanee enjoys 
an excellent reputation. 
The results of a recent survey pub- 
lished in Good Housekeeping maga- 
zine bear out the fact that many 
people consider Sewanee one of the 
most desirable colleges in the South 
to which to send their children. Its 
reputation may exist in fairly nar- 
row circles, within the South and 
the Episcopal Church, but histori- 
cally that is where Sewanee has 
been strong, and from them Se- 
wanee continues to draw most of 
its students. 
Now several important factors are 
beginning to change the admissions 
outlook for Sewanee and for all pri- 
vate institutions. First, the pool of 
prospective students is steadily 
shrinking due largely to the lower 
birth rate of the 1960s. Second, the 
curtailment of government assis- 
tance for college students, com- 
bined with other economic pres- 
sures on families, is forcing many 
young people who might prefer 
Sewanee to look elsewhere among 
less expensive colleges and univer- 

A new principle has been injected 
into Sewanee's recruiting efforts. 
No longer can the University of the 
South afford to be the best kept 
secret in the Episcopal Church or 
anywhere else. 

"I think we are becoming known 
in broader circles," said W. Brown 
Patterson, dean of the College. 
"But I think it is also clear that we 
need to make ourselves known bet- 
ter within our region and to extend 
our reach outside our region." 
Dean Patterson, who has overall 
responsibility for the admissions 
program, said the admissions office 
has already begun to use new re- 
sources and to explore new avenues 
to find and attract applicants. The 
selection of a new admissions direc- 
tor this year and then the involve- 
ment of a broader University con- 
stituency in recruitment are two 
key steps to come. He said he sees 
the job of the admissions director 
as primarily an organizational task. 
"There are some occasions when 
only a professional from Sewanee 
can be effective, but there are many 
other occasions in which alumni 
can be of considerable assistance," 
the dean said, adding that the Ivy 

years been especially effective in 
the use of their alumni. 

"Whenever anyone expresses in- 
terest in Yale or Wellesley, an alum- 
nus or alumna is available to talk to 
that person about choosing a col- 
lege. We should certainly make ef- 
fective use of our alumni," he said. 
"Albert Gooch has done some fine 
things in this area, but we can do 

"Recruiting for Sewanee offers a 
particular opportunity for younger 
alumni who cannot make a very 
large financial commitment but can 
contribute in other important 
ways," Dean Patterson said. "And 
this need not necessarily be restrict- 
ed to alumni. There are parents, 
current students, and friends who 
can be very valuable." 

To expand its pool of candidates, 
Sewanee began last year to use the 
student search of the Educational 
Testing Service to help identify 
high school students who might 
make good candidates for the Col- 
lege. The list of students which the 
service provides includes primarily 
those who score within a certain 
range (with a median of about 
1100) on college entrance examina- 
tions. But Dean Patterson said that 
other information, such as whether 
a student expresses interest in a lib- 
eral arts education, can also give 
clues to whether a student would 
be sympathetic to a contact from 

"This simply allows us to identify 
more students who have the poten- 
tial to do the level of work we ex- 
pect, and, by this means, we hope 
to form a larger group from which 

to select students for admission*" 
said the dean. 

"It is important as well that we ' 
base our decisions about a candi- 
date upon qualities other than pure- 
ly academic ones. Motivation, com- 
mitment, interest in careers of serv- 
ice, interest in one's fellow man are 
important. In short, we are con- 
cerned with the values one holds to 
be important, and we look for such 
interests in letters and interviews." 

The ways students are recruited 
and selected are vitally important 
not only to the continued academic 
strength of Sewanee but to the vi- 
tality of the University's mission. 
Students who are carefully selected 
and become committed to the Uni- 
versity lend stability to the cam- 
pus. They also carry Sewanee's mes- 
sage more effectively to others. 
They contribute by their service as 
students, and they become valuable 
citizens and emissaries of their alma 
mater after they have left. 

For these reasons, said Dean Pat- 
terson, we are placing a great deal 
of importance upon the selection of 
an admissions director and upon 
our future efforts in admissions. 

Dean Patterson has formed a com- 
mittee of faculty members, stu- 
dents, and administrators to gather 
information, interview applicants 
for the admissions position, and 
evaluate their qualifications. Thus 
far candidates are being sought 
through advertisement in the 
Chronicle of Higher Education and 
elsewhere and through recommen- 

dations of alumni and friends. 

"I would be delighted to receive 
suggestions about admissions and to 
talk with anyone who may want to 
suggest a candidate for the position 
of admissions director," said Dean 
Patterson . 

He said he would like to have the 
position filled by July 1 . 

In instructing the advisory com- 
mittee, Dean Patterson stated that 
the director of admissions should 
"understand the distinctive mission 
and purpose of this University and 
be able and willing to help this in- 
stitution to reach its academic, reli- 
gious, and moral objectives." 

In addition to possessing organiza- 
tional and communications skills, 
the person should be thoroughly 
familiar with the current "state of 
the art" in admissions work. The 
new director should be able "to ex- 
tend Sewanee's outreach. ..bring ad- 
ditional members of minority 
groups here, and raise the level of 
qualifications among accepted ap- 

The members of the committee 
are: Deans Douglas Paschall, Mary 
Sue Cushman, and Douglas Setters; 
Professors James Clayton, Freder- 
ick Croom, Charles Peyser, William 
Wadley, and Barclay Ward; Chap- 
lain William Millsaps; Minority Stu- 
dents Director Eric Benjamin; Reg- 
istrar Paul Engsberg; Alumni Direc- 
tor Beeler Brush; Financial Aid Di- 
rector Barbara Hall, and two stu- 
dents, Kathy Ferguson and Stewart 

Mr. Gooch Leaves Sewanee 

Albert S. Gooch, director of admis- 
sions for the College of Arts and 
Sciences since 19'70, has resigned 
and is leaving Sewanee this spring to 
become president of Kanuga Con- 
ferences, Inc., the 1,200-acre Epis- 
copal program center near Hender- 
sonville, North Carolina. 

Except for one year as an associ- 
ate editor for a weekly newspaper, 
Mr. Gooch 's entire professional ca- 
reer has been spent at the Univer- 
sity of the South. 

For four years he taught history 
and English and was an assistant 
coach at Sewanee Military Acad- 
emy. From 1965 to 1967, he was 
acting alumni secretary and then 
until 1970 was director of alumni 
affairs. In 1970 he was elected an 
honorary alumnus; by the Associ- 
ated Alumni. 

Mr. Gooch is a native of Colum- 
bus, Mississippi, and was graduated 
in 1960 from Mississippi College. 

While in Sewanee, he has been ac- 
tive in a variety of civic and charita- 
ble activities. He directed fund-rais- 
ing campaigns for the Sewanee 
Community Chest and the Red 
Cross, and he has served on the Se- 
wanee Community Council. He was 
also president of Friends of Abbo's 
Alley and in this and other ways 
showed concern for the physical ap- 
pearance of the campus. He is a lay- 
reader and member of the vestry at 
St. Agnes' Episcopal Church in 

Mr. Gooch will assume his posi- 
tion at Kanuga on April 1. 

Dean W. Brown Patterson praised 
Mr. Gooch for his contributions to 
the University. He has appointed a 
committee to participate in the 
search for a replacement and said 
that until a new director arrives the 
current admissions staff will contin- 
ue to carry on its activities under an 
acting director to be named from 
the faculty or staff. 

be Delcamp shepherds his flock, including, from left, Kelly Mc- 
? of Macon, Georgia: Susan Wilmeth of Hartsuille, North Caro- 
and Margo Bradley of Westfield, New Jersey. 

These former choir members met the University Choir in Potomac, 
Maryland, and accompanied them to, the National Cathedral. From 
left are Anne Cameron Rosea, C81; Jim and Terri Mathes, C , 82; Eli- 
zabeth Kuhne, C'79: Robert Alves, Q'81; and Polly Barclay, C'82. 

Choir Tour Raises Spirits Across the East 

by Chuck LaFond, CI 

Choir members crept into the cam- 
pus from every corner of this and 
other countries nine days before 
the end of the Christmas holidays 
to meet in the chapel and chase the 
cobwebs from their throats. Robbe 
Delcamp, the University organist 
and choir director, flew back from 
England for the occasion and found 
inhuman strength to beat us into 
shape for the annual choir tour. 

This year's lucky recipients of our 
angelic voices reside halfway up the 
eastern seaboard. We hit Hender- 
sonville, North Carolina; Chapel 
Hill; the National Cathedral in our 
nation's capital; Potomac, Mary- 
land; Baltimore; Wilmington, Dela- 
ware; Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and 
then headed south through Blacks- 
burg, Virginia; and finally Chatta- 
nooga. We sang eleven concerts in 
eight days, traveling from Evensong 
to Evensong in a comfortable Grey- 
hound bus with Don Henderson in 
the driver's seat (except for a short 
period as we left the Chapel when 
the assistant chaplain, the Rev. 
Robert Utlaut, tried his hand at the 
wheel). Don has been chauffering 
our choir around the country for 
twelve years and as always, was 
both our driver and our greatest 
fan. Herman Green took good care 
of the choristers with daily vitamin 
C Cherry Chewables while Miss Su- 
san Rupert took equally good care 
of our illustrious leader. 

Our schedule was such that we us- 
ually spent the days traveling, with 
a pit stop for lunch at a Wendy's. 
Upon our arrival at a church, we 
would rehearse in the sanctuary to 
acquaint ourselves with the acous- 
tics or lack of them and to familiar- 
ize Michael Winslett with the organ. 
Michael had a challenging set of ac- 
companiments for much of what 
we sang, in particular the Magnifi- 
cat and Nunc Dimittus in A by 
Charles Villers Stanford, all of 

which he played most professional- 
ly. We would then be given a gra- 
cious dinner, hosted by the parish 
after which we would sing our 
Evensong and Sacred Concert. Af- 
ter the service we would be sent off 
to stay with families in the parishes. 
We stayed the nights in everything 
from log cabins to exclusive private 
clubs. Typically, we would have 
one evening to get acquainted, then 
would pass out from exhaustion, 
and get back on the bus to blaze a 
trail to our next performance. 

Although our primary responsibil- 
ity was to sing, we all had many 
great times. A highlight for most of 
the choir was of course the Nation- 
al Cathedral. Probably the last such 
cathedral to be built anywhere in 
the world, it's sheer magnificence 
takes one's breath away. As we sang 
the first few bars of music, broad 
smiles began to form within us as 
both choir director and choir real- 
ized the exquisite acoustics which 
the cathedral offered. The organ 
was unlike anything most of us had 
ever heard, but to the experts such 
as Michael Winslett, Susan Wilmeth 
(choir president), Bubba Wall (ten- 
or section leader), and Mr. Del- 
camp, there were constant ex- 
changes of excitement as the organ 
showed off with blaring trumpets 
from above the reredos. 

Anne Cameron Hosea, Kathryn 
Cureton Larisey and Elizabeth 
Kuhne were just some of the Wash- 
ington Alumni who showed up for 
a magnificent service at which the 
Bishop of Washington was present. 
We are quite sure that we impressed 
the cathedral congregation with the 
quality of our music as it ended up 
to be a very exciting afternoon, es- 
pecially for Wensell Hamner who 
had the distinction of being one of 
the priviledged four to attend the 
private school at the cathedral fa- 
mous for its boy's choir. 

The following day was spent 
tromping around Washington liter- 
ally running from place to place in 

order that nothing be left unex- 
plored. We then pushed on to Balti- 
more, Maryland, where the Rev. 
William McKeachie, C'66, had ar- 
ranged for our provost, Arthur 
Scheaffer, and Dean Brown Patter- 
son to attend and take part in the 
service. The Rev. Mr. McKeachie 
was our University chaplain for an 
interim period in the spring of 
1980, hence hisnickname, William 
the First! We toured Baltimore, and 
the Longwood Gardens in Dela- 
ware, took countless photos in the 
Amish country and built a snow- 
man in Pennsylvania in the likeness 
of a certain choir director just to be 
able to step back and bombard it 
with snow balls., 

On our return to the south, I am 
quite sure that I heard sighs of re- 

lief in the bus as we passed the Ma- 
son Dixon line. A short detour to 
Miss Rupert's ancestral home meant 
a lot to her as her husband stood 
near the bus with crossed arms and 
a tapping foot, staring at his watch 
with anxious disdain. Despite Mr. 
Delcamp's perturbation, we were in 
plenty of time for the Blacksburg 
concert, which was followed the 
next day by a seven-hour drive to 
Chattanooga. Immediately follow- 
ing this last concert we headed for 
our mountain where we released 
our angels as we entered the do- 
main and thanked them for a job 
well done. As we drove by the Cha- 
pel we were on the last lines of a 
resounding chorus of our Alma Ma- 
ter—the perfect end to a wonderful 

The Chaplaincy 
Given New Dimension 

Frankie Taylor is a first— the first 
lay person on the chaplain's staff at 
the University. Her special position 
was created through a foundation 
grant. And, she brings special tal- 
ents to the work. 

Calling herself a healer and a 
guide, she sees her work as helping 
students establish a meaningful 
spiritual life during their college 
years. When asked how she would 
guide students, Taylor said that stu- 
dents "must make their decisions 
about life, but I can show them 
how to begin making those deci- 
sions by living my faith in everyday 

Not long out of college herself, 
Taylor received her Master of The- 
ological Studies from Virginia The- 
ological Seminary. She is not inter- 
ested in the ordained ministry, but 
does wish to use her education and 
her special training in pastoral the- 
ology to help other young people. 

University Chaplain William Mill- 
saps says she will provide a lay pre- 

sence and point of view in the 
chaplaincy. "Not all students want 
to talk with a priest, but need 
■ someone more than just a friend... 
someone trained to listen." 

Taylor's office in the Bishop's 
Common makes her very accessible 
for those students who do wish to 
talk. Students she meets at dorm 
meetings, chapel, or campus events 
drop in just to chat or discuss their 

She is also helping the chaplaincy 
by coordinating special events like 
the World Missions Day by the Rev. 
Walter Hannum and the week-long 
visit by author Madeline L'Engle. 
She will be leading dicussion groups 
and working with chapel organiza- 

Born Lydia Frances Taylor in Eu- 
faula, Alabama, Frankie attended 
Converse College in Spartanburg, 
South Carolina. She worked in 
Nashville prior to attending semi- 
nary and helped develop the Re- 
gional Singles Ministry there. 


Charles D. Brockett, associate pro- 
fessor of political science, was one 
of twelve participants in the Semi- 
nar on Human Rights Issues in the 
Third World, which was held last 
summer at the University of Den- 
ver. The seminar was sponsored by 
the National Endowment for the 

Doug Cameron, canoeing instruc- 
tor and manager of the Bishop's 
Common, has been awarded the Ed- 
ward Bliss Memorial Award, which 
is given by the National Slalom and 
Wildwater Committee of the Ameri- 
can Canoe Association for contribu- 
tions to the National Whitewater 
Canoe Team. Cameron is chairman 
of the 1982-83 national committee, 
which sponsors events in this coun- 
try and sponsors the United States 
team in international competition. 
He was also designated to be an of- 
ficial for the canoe events at the 
1984 Olympics until a recent deci- 
sion of the Los Angeles Olympic 
Organizing Committee was made to 
exclude the events from the 1984 

William B. Guenther, P.B. Will- 
iams Professor of Chemistry, had a 
paper published in the December 
issue of the Journal of Chemical 
Education, a publication of the 
American Chemical Society. The ar- 
ticle describes the content of hard- 
wood ashes and gives a simple anal- 
ysis experiment on ash for begin- 
ning chemistry courses. By using 
the experiment, a student can find 
the percentage of potash and lime 
in the ashes. This is in line with ef- 
forts of chemistry teachers to bring 
"real life" materials into laboratory 
work. Publication is expected short- 
ly of a second article which de- 
scribes two new tests for manganese 
in qualitative analysis. These tests 
use unusual reactions to make 
bright colored manganese ions in 
the three and the seven oxidation 

Francis X. Hart, chairman of the 
physics department, travelled to 
England last fall to present a paper 
at the international meeting of the 
Bio-electric Repair and Growth So- 
ciety. His presentation, titled "The 
Electrical Environment Produced at 
Bone Fracture Sites by Inductive 
Coupling," was based upon research 
made possible by University fund- 

Ronald W. Jones, assistant profes- 
sor of fine arts, has had his work 
shown recently in several notewor- 
thy exhibitions. Of special interest 
was a solo exhibition in Rome, Ita- 
ly, at the Centro Documentazione 

Artein. He was a guest in a group 
exhibition at Artists Space in New 
York City and in another group 
show at N.A.M.E. Gallery in Chica- 
go. Professor Jones is a contributing 
editor of A rt Papers (Atlanta) and 
has had several of his essays pub- 
lished over the last few years. He is 
also a member of the International 
Association of Art Critics, Ameri- 
can Section. 

Timothy Keith-Lucas, associate 
professor of psychology, is current- 
ly at Duke University studying 
prosemian behavior, especially in- 
fant social development, at the 
Duke University primate facility. 
His research at Duke, which is fi- 
nanced by University faculty devel- 
opment funds, is a follow-up to an 
orientation study done at the facili- 
ty three years ago. Duke has a le- 
mur troop living in an enclosure as 
large or larger than its range in the 
wild. This is of special interest since 
lemurs are almost impossible to 
study in the wild. Professor Keith- 
Lucas is interested in determining 
changes in behavior since the troop 
was moved into the larger enclosure 
following his last visit. If research- 
ers can understand those changes, 
they can better understand animal 
behavior in captivity. 

Edward B. King, professor of his- 
tory, is co-editor of a forthcoming 
edition of a work by Robert 
Grosseteste, who is also a subject of 
this year's Sewanee Mediaeval Col- 
loquium. The book, De cessatione 
legalium, is edited by Professor 
King and Richard C. Dales for a ser- 
ies published by the British Acade- 
my through the Oxford University 
Press. Professor King also has writ- 
ten an article, "The De contemptu 
mundi Attributed to Grosseteste," 
which is being published in the 
April edition of Speculum. Much of 
his work on these publications was 
done during a sabbatical leave in 

Douglas D. Paschall, associate pro- 
fessor of English and associate dean 
of the College, has been named a 
member of the Tennessee Commit- 
tee for the Humanities, through 
which grants for public education 
humanities projects are awarded to 
state and public agencies, institu- 
tions, and other organizations. He 
has also been appointed to a two- 
year term as chairman of the Liter- 
ary Advisory Panel for the Tennes- 
see Arts Commission. 

Herbert Wentz, chairman of the 
department of religion, is the au- 
thor of an article published in the 

December 26, 1982, issue of the 
Living Church about the criteria 
used in the selection of persons for 
ordination to the priesthood. Pro- 
fessor Wentz, himself an ordained 
priest, said in the article, titled "Do 
We Want You?" that the suitability 
of the candidate and the need with- 
in the Church are as important as 
vocation in making decisions about 
ordination. Ordination, he said, is 
not a right which a person can 

Reinhard Zachau, assistant profes- 
sor of German, is the author of a 
book published recently about Ste- 
fan Heym, a contemporary East 
German writer, whom Professor 
Zachau interviewed as part of his 
research. The book, titled Stefan 
Heym, was published in Germany. 

New Faculty 

The College of Arts and Sciences 
has six faculty members on tempor- 
ary appointments this semester. 

Among them is Professor John M. 
Webb, former dean of men and 
dean of the College, who is teaching 
in the history department. 

The J. D. Kennedy Visiting Profes- 
sor this semester is Francis Seton, a 
fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. 
Professor Seton is not only teaching 
economics, but he is serving as 
chairman of the Sewanee Econom- 
ics Symposium, He holds four de- 
grees from Oxford University and 
has taught at Oxford since 1950,- 
except for the years he has been 

visiting professor on other campus- 
es. He has written extensively on 
economic issues, especially regard- 
ing the interrelationship of national 

Parker E. Lichtenstein, professor 
and former dean at Denison Univer- 
sity in Granville, Ohio, is a visiting 
professor of psychology for the se- 
mester. Professor Lichtenstein, who 
holds degrees from the University 
of Massachusetts and Indiana Uni- 
versity, also taught at Sewanee as a 
visiting professor in 1978-79. 

Werner Hochwald, a professor of 
economics at Washington Univer- 
sity, has also returned to Sewanee 
as a visiting professor. Educated at 
Washington University and the Uni- 
versity of Berlin, Professor Hoch- 
wald has edited or contributed to 
numerous books and has written 
many articles for economics jour- 
rials. He has served on committees 
for the National Academy of Scien- 
ces and the National Bureau of Eco- 
nomic Research, and the evaluation 
panel for the National Endowment 
for the Humanities. 

Katherine T. Carter, who holds de- 
grees from the University of Florida 
and the University of South Florida 
and has studied at the School of 
Visual Arts in New York City, is 
teaching this semester in the fine 
arts department. She has exhibited 
her work in shows and galleries in 
both New York and Florida. 

Janice Ann Jaffe, C'77, who re- 
ceived her M.A. degree from the 
University of Wisconsin and is cur- 
rently pursuing a Ph.D. in compara- 
tive literature there, is teaching 
Spanish this semester. 



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The One-Percent Plan, 
Building a Partership 

by the Very Rev. John E. Booty 

The General Convention of the 
Episcopal Church, meeting in New 
Orleans last September, passed a 
resolution (A 125) for "Support for 
Theological Education." It was re- 
solved that each parish and mission 
of the Episcopal Church "shall give 
annually at least 1 percent of its net 
disposable budgeted income {item 
E less line 1754 of the Annual Paro- 
chial Report) to one or more of 
"the Church's accredited seminar- 
ies. To implement this, each diocese 
was asked to "adopt a procedure by 
Resolution of its Convention, or by 
other appropriate means" to assure 
that the 1 percent policy is effected 
by January 1, 1984. 

At this time most dioceses have 
passed the requisite resolution, and 
others are planning to do so. None, 
to my knowledge, have refused. 
And, indeed, some parishes have 
notified us that the policy is in ef- 
fect and that they have budgeted 
the necessary funds. The seminaries 
are required to report annually such 
funds as they have received from 
the parishes and missions of the 
Church. It is, of course, clearly un- 
derstood that the money received is 
to be carefully accounted for and 
used solely for the support of theo- 
logical education. 

There is another side to this reso- 

lution, to my mind equally impor- 
tant. The seminaries, according to 
the resolution passed in New Or- 
leans, their Boards of Trustees and 
the Council of Deans "shall take 
the initiative to strengthen the part- 
nership between the Church and its 
seminaries and to improve the dia- 
logue with congregations and dio- 
ceses by providing them with cur- 
rent information about the semin- 
aries and by listening, with equal 
concern, to the Church regarding 
the mission, goals, and quality of 
theological education; and by re- 
sponding directly to dioceses and 
congregations about their expressed 
concerns." Furthermore, prior to 
each General Convention, the semi- 
naries are required to present to the 
Board for Theological Education "a 
report regarding" their particular 
"mission and goals, and progress in 
fulfilling them." 

I like to think of the parishes and 
the seminaries as convenanting with 
one another in a new and more vital 
way through this legislative action. 
My hope is that we are on the way 
toward the realization that theolog- 
ical education is the responsibility 
of the entire Church and that the 
seminaries serve a vitally important 
part in the process whereby we 
raise up enabling servants for the 
Servant Church in twentieth cen- 
tury America. 

For Mind and Spirit 

The academic quality and broad 
appeal of its articles and reviews 
make the St Luke's Journal of 
Theology an important periodical 
of the Episcopal Church. There is, 
in fact, only one other journal of 
its type. 

With a circulation of 2,700, the 
quarterly provides churchmen with 
reflective material on current issues 
in the light df theological and Bibli- 
cal insight. It is published for all 
Christians, both laypeople and cler- 

The editor, the Rev. John M. Ges- 
sell, professor of Christian ethics, 
continues to assemble articles from 
respected theologians. And for this 
the Journal repeatedly receives 

The March edition includes a lead 
article on capital punishment by 
. Edward A. Malloy, who teaches 
moral theology at the University of 
Notre Dame. Its title is "Capital 
Punishment and the Fear of Violent 

"Growing Up with the Flag" is a 
second article by Roy B. Herron, an 
attorney in Dresden, Tennessee, 

who holds an M.Div. degree from 
Vanderbilt University. Donald S. 
Armentrout, a member of the facul- 
ty at Sewanee, has written the fifth 
part of "A Chronology of American 
Church History." The issue also in- 
cludes a poem by Robert Cooper, 
professor of Christian ethics and 
moral theology at the Episcopal 
Theological School of the South- 
west in Austin, Texas. 
. A year's subscription costs $10 for 
individuals and $15 for libraries. 
Subscribers outside the United 
States will be charged $2.50 extra 
for mailing. Individual issues cost 

at Sewanee 

On January 16 the Rev. Donald S. 
Armentrout, a pastor of the Luther- 
an Church in America and professor 
of ecclesiastical history at the Uni- 
versity, and the Rev. Clifford E. 
Shane, rector of Otey Memorial 
Episcopal Church, concelebrated 
the Holy Eucharist. 

The combination of fun and profit made a success of the Seminary 
spouse 's auction enjoyed here by some of the participants. The 
spouses raised about $700 for special projects. (Photo: Margi Moore) 

Otey Memorial Church overflowed 
with townspeople and university 
students, faculty and staff. The rec- 
tor compared the concelebration 
with "the first crocus against the 
dark earth of what has been a cold 
and chilling winter." 

This was the first concelebration 
of Lutherans and Episcopalians in 
Tennessee. The historic occasion 
coincided with the concelebration 
in the National Cathedral in Wash- 
ington, D.C., of the Rt. Rev. John 
M. AUin, Presiding Bishop of the 
Episcopal Church, the Rev. David 
Preus of the American Lutheran 
Church, the Rev. William H. Kohn 
of the Association of Evangelical 
Lutheran Churches, and the Rev. 
James R. Crumley, Jr., of the Lu- 
theran Church in America. 


Of the committee which recently 
revised the Episcopal Hymnal, one- 
third has connections with Sewa- 
nee. Chairing the text committee 
was Marion Hatchett, T'51, pro- ■ 
fessor of Liturgies and Music in the 
School of Theology. 

Others on the committee included 
J. Waring McCrady, C'59, associate 
professor of French at Sewanee; the 
Rt. Rev. Charles Child, C'44, T'47, 
suffragan bishop of Atlanta; the 
Rev. Carl Daw, Jr., T'81, of Christ 
Grace Episcopal Church in Peters- 
burg, Virginia; Geoffrey Butcher, 
parent of sophomore John Butcher 
of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and 
Georgia Joyner, wife of Quintard 
Joyner, C'20, of Sewanee. The 
eighteen committee members 
worked about five years on the new 

While seeking to retain the beauty 
and tradition of the 1940 Hymnal, 
the text committee also included 

close to 250 poems which have nev- 
er before appeared in an Episcopal 
hymnal; indeed, some are being 
published for the first time ever. 
Professor McCrady stressed that the 
proposed hymnal is "well rounded, 
with a large representation of poets 
and periods." 

Over 10,000 hymns were brought 
before the committee with nearly 
3,000 being seriously considered 
before the final 595 were chosen. 
In addition to the work which has 
already gone into the hymnal revi- 
sion, another three years will be 
spent selecting music to match the 
appropriate texts. Sewanee looks to 
have a voice in those choices, too. 

New Book 

The Making of the First American 
Book of Common Prayer, by the 
Rev. Marion Hatchett, professor of 
liturgies and music, has been pub- 
lished by Seabury Press. It is the 
first complete account of the com- 
pilation of the American Prayer 
Book of 1789. In addition to docu- 
menting the legislative process in- 
volved in adopting the 1789 book, 
Professor Hatchett includes gener- 
ous extracts from journals and cor- 
respondence, previously available 
only to scholars, which call into 
question many fondly held assump- 
tions. Also included are a survey 
and analysis of previous proposals 
for revision in England and their in- 
fluence on the American revisers. 
(Professor Hatchett's new book is 
available through St. Luke's Book 

17 Years Service 

Contributions of Dean Alexander Were Many 

George Alexander 

by the Rev. Don S. Armentrout 
Associate Professor, Ecclesiastical 

The life of George Moyer Alexan- 
der was closely related to the Uni- 
versity of the South. He was the 
only Dean of the School of Theolo- 
gy to have his B.A., B.D., and 
S.T.M. from the University of the 
South, and his tenure as dean was 
the longest in the history of the 
School of Theology, seventeen 
years, 1955-1972. 

George Moyer Alexander was born 
on May 15, 1914, in Jacksonville, 
Florida, the son of George Rowell 
and Monimia Starratt Alexander. 
His first two years of college were 
spent at the University of Florida 
before he transferred to the Univer- 
sity of the South in the fall of 
1935. On May 25, 1935, he married 
Mary Danto Bedell. They had two 
sons, Stephen Gray and John Row- 
ell. Alexander received his B.A. 
from the University in 1938 and his 
B.D. from The School of Theology 
in 1939, having attended his first 
two years in the Seminary while a 
junior and senior in the College. 

On July 2, 1939, Bishop Frank 
Alexander Juhan, fourth Bishop of 
Florida and twelfth Chancellor of 
the University, ordained him dea- 
con. After his ordination he became 
minister in charge of St. Mary's 
Church, Green Cove Springs; Grace 
Church, Orange Park, and St. Mar- 
garet's Church, Hibemia, all three 
organized missions at the time. 
Alexander was ordained priest on 
January 14, 1940. On September 
15, 1942, he became rector of St. 
Mary's Church, Palatka, serving 
there until late in 1945, when he 
became rector of Holy Trinity 
Church, Gainesville. While in Flori- 
da he was secretary of the Diocese, 
1-942-1948; secretary of the Stand- 
ing Committee, 1947-48, and editor 
of Florida Forth, 1945-1948. 

In 1949 Alexander moved to the 
Diocese of Upper South Carolina 
where he became rector of Trinity 
Church, Columbia. He remained 
here until his resignation, August 
31, 1955, to become Dean of the 

School of Theology. During his 
years in Columbia he was elected 
for a six-year term to the Board of 
Regents of the University. From 
1950 to 1953, he was secretary of 
the Board of Regents. It was as a 
member of the Board of Regents 
that he submitted the resolution to 
the Board of Trustees on June 4, 
1953, which opened admission to 
Negroes at the School of Theology. 
In 1952-1953 he was secretary of 
the Standing Committee of Upper 
South Carolina. In 1946 and 1952 
he was a deputy to General Conven- 
tion, and from 1951 to 1957, he 
was a member of the National 
Council (Executive Council), repre- 
senting the Fourth Province. 

Alexander was elected dean upon 
a motion by Bishop Louttit of Flor- 
ida that Alexander take residence 
after one year of graduate study. 
He began his work as dean-elect on 
September 1, 1955, although Bish- 
op Edmund P. Dandridge continued 
as acting-dean. During his year of 
graduate study Alexander was a 
Fellow at General Theological Sem- 
inary. , 

The new dean assumed his duties 
on September 1, 1956. He received 
his S.T.M. from the University in 
1957. That same year he was the re- 
cipient of two honorary degrees: 
the D.D. from Virginia Theological 
Seminary, and the S.T.D. from Sea- 
bury-Western Theological Semi- 

He was not dean long when, in 
1959, the Diocese of North Caroli- 
na elected him bishop coadjutor to 
serve with Bishop Richard H. Bak- 
er. Dean Alexander declined the 
election. He was, in fact, nominated 
several times to the episcopate, 
both before and during his term as 
dean. In 1972 Alexander intended 
to resign as dean of the School of 
Theology and become assistant to 
the Vice-Chancellor and director of 
church relations. Instead he was 
elected the fifth bishop of Upper 
South Carolina. He was consecrated 
at Trinity Church, Columbia, on 
January 5, 1973, and in May the 
University of the South awarded 
him a Doctor of Civil Law. 

Bishop Alexander served with dis- 
tinction until his retirement in 
1979. He died on January'8, 1983, 
in Columbia. His funeral was held 
on January 11 at Trinity Cathedral. 
A memorial Eucharist was held on 
January 14 in All Saints' Chapel, 
Sewanee, with the Rt. Rev. Girault 
M. Jones presiding. 

When Alexander became Dean of 
the School of Theology, he said 
that he thought the faculty and cur- 
riculum should be the finest to be 
found anywhere. He stated in the 
Sewanee Alumni News that he 
wanted the School of Theology 

" train first class priests who 
will be solidly grounded academ- 
ically, alert pastorally, and devoted 
spiritually." He spent much of his 
time making this a reality. 

During his decanal tenure a num- 
ber of significant faculty appoint- 
ments were made. The Rev. Chris- 
topher FitzSimmons Allison, the 
first appointee under Dean Alexan- 
der, taught ecclesiastical history un- 
til 1967 and later became bishop of 
South Carolina. The Rev. G. Cecil 
Woods, Jr., joined the faculty in 
1958 and taught for ten years be- 
fore becoming dean and president 
of the Virginia Theological Semi- 

Five of the current eleven full- 
time faculty members were hired 
by Dean Alexander. They are Don- 
ald S. Armentrout, John M. Gessell, 
William A. Griffin, Marion Hatch- 
ett, and Thomas Edward Camp. 
The Rev. Stiles B. Lines, who has 
served as an interim dean and 
taught ecclesiastical history, is now 
an emeritus professor. 

The library of the School of The- 
ology had always been somewhat 
inadequate according to the stan- 
dards of the American Association 
of Theological Schools. Dean Alex- 
ander moved to correct this by hir- 
ing Ed Camp, the first fully quali- 
fied librarian for the School of The- 
ology. Under Camp and with Dean 
Alexander's support, the Seminary 
library developed an outstanding 

"...solidly grounded 
academically, alert 
pastorally, and 
devoted spiritually." 

Alexander also said that he 
wanted the School of Theology to 
have an excellent curriculum. Dur- 
ing his administration the curricu- 
lum underwent a major revision re- 
sulting in one of the more innova- 
tive and integrative theological cur- 
ricula of American seminaries. In 
place of individual courses, the Ju- 
deo-Christian Scriptures and tradi- 
tion are presented in a unified way. 

There were other significant ac- 
complishments during Dean Alex- 
ander's tenure. Clinical Pastoral Ed- 
ucation became a requirement for 
the B.D. degree, and an exchange 
program was begun with the Theol- 
logical College in Edinburgh, Scot- 
land. Of special significance was the 
establishment of The St. Luke's 
Journal of Theology. The first is- 
sue, with a student editor, appeared 

on St. LUke's Day, 1957. Now in its 
twenty-sixth year, under editor 
John M. Gessell, it is one of only 
two theological journals published 
by the Episcopal Church in the Uni- 
ted States. 

Dean Alexander was responsible 
for much of the present housing for 
married students, and for a substan- 
tial increase in scholarship monies. 
In 1957 the School of Theology 
was fully accredited for the first 
time by the American Association 
of Theological Schools. In 1959 the j 
Samuel Marshall Beattie Lecture- 
ship was established. In 1964 the 
debt for the renovation of St. 
Luke's Hall in 1956-1957 was paid 
in full. Also during Alexander's ten- 
ure a sabbatical program for faculty 
members was begun. 

In 1969 the School of Theology 
began explorations toward further 
official cooperation with the Van- 
derbilt University Divinity School 
in Nashville. These conversations re- 
sulted in the Sewanee- Vanderbilt 
Theological Coalition and the Joint 
Doctor of Ministry Program. Alex- 
ander also worked hard to make the 
Alumni Association a viable organi- 
zation. The Association began the 
St. Luke's Book Club and support- 
ed the Fellows-in-Residence and 
Bishops- in -Residence programs. 

While Dean of the School of The- 
ology, Alexander found time to 
write two books and help edit a 
third. He also had articles published 
in the Anglican Theological Review, 
St. Luke's Journal, and The Living 

Later historians will have to recon- 
struct and evaluate Alexander's sig- 
nificance as dean and bishop. Some 
clues, however, are already availa- 
ble. He had a deep devotion and 
commitment to Jesus Christ and his 
Church and to the importance of 
relevant theological education. He 
viewed scholarship as a servant of 
the Church. His leadership style was 
non-directive; he did not so much 
make things happen as he encour- 
aged others to do their best, and 
then he managed and directed those 
creative things as they happened. 
He had the gift of making people 
want to give their very best. His 
style was supportive rather than di- 
rective. The Board of Trustees said 
it best in a resolution passed in 
1972: "But most of all we are 
grateful for his personal qualities 
which have made him a pastor of 
the seminary community in the 
deepest sense of that calling. His 
gentle strength constantly held be- 
fore faculty and students the chal- 
lenge to become all they could. His 
leadership is one which calls people 
to the common task rather than im- 
posing the task upon them." 

A Personal Reminiscence 

Literary Images, Values, and Mushrooms 

Professor Lytle enjoys the company of well-wishers Dr. Francis G. 
Middleton, C'62, of Charleston, South Carolina, and Dale Richard- 
son, chairman of the English department. 

Andrew Lytle Party 
Was a Literary Event 

l was a literary event 
more stirring than Sewanee has ex- 
perienced in many years. Friends 
and acquaintances gathered on the 
Mountain December 3 to surprise 
Andrew Lytle with a birthday par- 
ty—a celebration of the author's 

In so doing they celebrated as well 
a southern literary heritage that has 
been significantly influenced by the 
fiction and criticism of Professor 
Lytle. His considerable influence on 
generations of students at Sewanee 
and elsewhere was also recalled. 

Tributes by Cleanth Brooks and 
Lewis P. Simpson were presented. 
Walter Sullivan contributed a per- 
sonal remembrance. A toast from 
Robert Penn Warren was read by 
Brainard Cheney; Donald Davie 
read his poem "The University of 
the South" (dedicated to Mr. Ly- 
tle), and Mr. Lytle was presented 
with a specially bound "first copy" 
of a descriptive bibliography of his 
works by its editor, Stuart Wright. 

More than 100 persons attended 
the party at the Sewanee Inn, all of 
them patrons who supported the 
publication of the bibliography. 
Robert S. Lancaster served as mas- 
ter of ceremonies. The occasion was 
sponsored by the Sewanee Review, 
which Mr. Lytle edited from 1961 
to 1973. (He was managing editor 
from 1942 to 1944.) 

In his tribute Cleanth Brooks said 

in part: "I salute Andrew in' all his 
roles, as a literary artist, a distin- 
guished editor and teacher, a histor- 
ian of the past and of his own time, 
and a solid churchman. Yet, bundle 
all of these roles together and you 
still do not have Andrew. You have 
not captured the essential quality 
of character and personality that 
renders him a treasure and delight 
to his friends. Andrew Lytle is in- 
imitable, a true original." 

Simpson's tribute ended: "The 
man who possesses the use of let- 
ters is in a more important sense 
possessed by the use of letters, and 
in a still more important sense is 
possessed by the mystery of the use 
of letters. Andrew Lytle knows 
this. In him the man of letters, who 
in his greater function is a literary 
artist and in his lesser function is a 
literary critic, has not disappeared. 
We honor him tonight...." 

In his foreword to the bibliogra- 
phy, J. A. Bryant, Jr., concludes by 
saying: "To those of us who are 
lucky enough to have participated 
in any part of the past that he re- 
creates, his rendering of a bygone 
world brings the ache of beauty 
remembered. To any reader, of 
whatever time or place, such ren- 
dering is a blessing on his imagina- 
tion that gives it ears to hear and 
eyes to see and glimpses of truth 
for which he himself would never ir 
this world have thought to ask." 

by Walter Sullivan 

In 1 942 I was a sophomore at Van- 
derbilt, enrolled in advanced com- 
position under Donald Davidson. 
This was a pivotal year for me. It 
was the last year I would spend as a 
civilian until World War II was over. 
And it was the year of my introduc- 
tion into the serious study of litera- 
ture. I had read books when I was 
coming up, but not enough good 
ones, and those with not much un- 
derstanding. I had listened to Eddie 
Mims lecture on poetry during my 
freshman year. But even so I came 
into Mr. Davidson's class innocent 
of any understanding of literature 
in general and of fiction in particu- 
lar. Mr. Davidson set about to rem- 
edy that. 

He assigned a text called Contem- 
porary Southern Prose, which con- 
tained essays and serious book re- 
views, all of which I read when I 
was told to do so. Best of all was a 
collection of stories which included 
"Jericho, Jericho, Jericho." I re- 
member the first time I read that 
story ; the chair I was sitting in and 
how the light fell on the page and, 
most of all, how I was transported 
from my own life into the life of a 
dying old lady. "She opened her 
eyes." That is the first sentence in 
Andrew's story, and I would like to 
tell you that I recognized then the 
wonder of its simplicity, the man- 
ner in which it immediately engages 
the reader with the narrative. But 
the truth is that it was only after I 
had studied under Andrew, and 
heard him explain, for example, the 
virtues of the opening sentences of 
"The Open Boat," that I knew 
enough properly to appreciate his 
own accomplishment. Be that as it 
may, when I had finished my first 
reading of "Jericho," I knew what I 
had only suspected before: I want- 
ed to spend my life reading litera- 
ture and talking about literature 
and writing it myself, if I could. I 
do not intend to say that Andrew is 
solely responsible for my misspent 
life. There is blame enough to go 
around, but he must take some of 

After "Jericho" I read At the 
Moon 's Inn, which was what I 
could find in the library. I read all 
one day and part of the night, and 
for the rest of the night I moved 
with DeSoto in my dreams through 
the landscape that Andrew had de- 
scribed, enduring the hardships that 
Andrew had chronicled. By now I 
knew that a novel which could 
command your psyche in the way 
At the Moon's Inn commanded 
mine had to be a good book, 
though still I could not have said 
why, and at this point my efforts 

at literary study were interrupted. I 
went into the Marine Corps, and I 
did not encounter Andrew's work 
again until the war was over and I 
was stationed at Marine Barracks in 
Washington, D.C., waiting to be dis- 
charged. Somebody who had more 
enterprise than I found his way to 
the post library— I never did discov- 
er where it was— and brought back 
to the bachelor officers' quarters a 
copy of The LongNight. I stole the 
book, of course, and still have it. It 
was stamped Post Library front and 
back; it was weakened from much 
handling, and many of its previous 
readers had left critical comments 
on the fly leaf: "Good" and "Very 
good" and "Excellent." However 
decrepit the physical book was, the 
book, the real hook, was fully in- 
tact: it was Andrew again, weaving 
his spell, and it helped bring me 
from the world of the military back 
to that other world into which An- 
drew had helped lure me in the first 

I first met Andrew in 1947 or 48 
under dour circumstances. He and I 
were at the University of Iowa in 
Iowa City. Housing was poor, the 
climate was bad, the people seemed 
alien, and I was not one of his best 
students. I had not been married 
long, and when I went to Andrew's 
office to discuss one of my manu- 
scripts, he told me that it was an 
old Jewish custom for men to take 
a year off after they were married— 
this on the theory that they would 
not be much good for anything un- 
til they got accustomed to their 
new domestic situation. I never 
knew whether this was true or whe- 
ther he made the whole thing up to 
suit my circumstances, but I can 
testify that it was at once the kind- 
est reprimand I ever received and 
the worst thing Andrew ever said to 
me. As bad as I was— and looking 
back on the stuff I wrote then, I 
was pretty bad— Andrew did not 
banish me. Not then. Not subse- 
quently. For once you have become 
his student, you remain his student, 
and he continues to give you the 
most precious gifts he has in his 
possession: his affection, his advice, 
and his time. 

Some years ago Madison Jones 
spent a summer at Monteagle. Madi- 
son's study overlooked Andrew's 
house, and Madison watched An- 
drew's visitors come and go, stu- 
dents and ex-students and would-be 
students, arriving early and staying 
late, availing themselves of An- 
drew's instructive company and An- 
drew's whiskey. As the summer 
wore on and the stream of visitors 
to Andrew's house continued, Mad- 
ison grew more and more restive. 

For the Andrew Lytle party, Don- 
ald Davie reads a poem he dedicat- 
ed to Mr. Lytle. (Photos: Lyn 
Hutchinson) - 

He was himself a student of An- 
drew's, as I think everybody knows, 
and he had, in his day, enjoyed a 
good deal of Lytle hospitality. But 
now Madison was a bona fide writer 
himself and he knew the impor- 
tance to a writer of time— not only 
time to write, but time to think, to 
brood about what he did or did not 
get put on paper today and what 
problems might have to be faced to- 
morrow. Madison's concern over 
Andrew's visitors was not bom sole- 
ly out of his affection for Andrew. 
Madison and I believed that An- 
drew's work was too important to 
be interfered with. We wanted him 
left alone so he could produce more 
writing for us to read and to cher- 
ish. What we— or at least I— did not 
understand then was that without 
Andrew's generosity, his willingness 
to share himself with his friends, all 
the stories and books and essays 
that we loved would not have been 
quite the same. Andrew would have 
been a different person and the 
work that he produced would have 
been different work. 

Joseph Conrad said that "fiction 
appeals to temperament" and that, 
more specifically, it is "an appeal 
of one temperament to all the other 
innumerable temperaments" which 
will respond to what the writer 
with his individual temperament 
has written. This means, among 
other things, that the source of 
what a writer writes-is his whole be- 
ing: his mind to be sure, but also 
his heart, his beliefs, his values, all 
the large and small commitments of 
life. Jacques Maritain was apparent^ 
ly thinking along these lines when 
he said "Only a Christian, nay, a 
mystic, can be a complete novel- 
ist." The subject of fiction, Mari- 
tain went on, is "the conduct of hu- 
man life itself," and only the mys- 
tic "has some idea of what there is 
in man." Maritain refers here to our 
almost limitless capacities for good 
and for evil. 

Art, as we ordinarily understand 
it, is an invention of the modern 
age and therefore for most artists 
a secular endeavor. In The Voices 
of Silence Andre Malraux convinc- 
ingly argues that we began to think 
of statues and paintings and cun- 

ningly wrought artifacts as art only 
after we had diverted them from 
| their intended purposes and, in 
j many cases, removed them from 
i their proper locations. Crucifixes 
and holy pictures and figures of 
saints were created to be aids to the 
faithful in their worship, as were 
the statues of Greek and Roman 
and Egyptian deities. Portraits, 
whether done on canvas or in stone, 
were either part of a family's his- 
tory or memorials to great events 
in the lives of cities or states. The 
holy picture was good to the degree 
that it created an atmosphere for 
fruitful worship; the bust of an an- 
cestor or a soldier or a king was val- 
uable to the degree that it kept 
public or private tradition alive and 
preserved and elucidated public or 
private history. 

But consider what happens when 
the statue is taken from the temple, 
the crucifix is removed from the 
church, the ancestral portrait is lift- 
ed off the living-room wall, and all 
are gathered under one roof as a 
part of a museum's collection. All 
these objects are given a new reason 
for being: they are no longer aids 
to worship or to memory but are 
now works of art to be admired for 
themselves, for the brilliance with 
which they have been conceived 
and the skill with which they have 
been executed; they are to be per- 
ceived and experienced as things of 
beauty, and the experience of per- 
ceiving them is often profound. But 
they exist in a realm of their own: 
they have been segregated from the 
main thrust of human experience. 
The history of literature is more 
complicated than that of the plas- 
tic arts, but as we move from an- 
cient to modem times we see it 
turning away from the celebration 
of faith and nation and family to a 
new consciousness of literature as 
an end in itself and of the writer as 
a superior being not because of his 
moral qualities but because of his 
aesthetic vision. In thinking this 
' way, the writer embraces a shrunk- 
en concept both of himself and of 
the world in which he lives and 
about which he writes. The temper- 
. ament of which Conrad spoke be- 
comes distorted. Maritain's mystical 
quality which enables the novelist 
to discover "what there is in man" 
is displaced by a mundane pursuit 
of literary technique. Any writer 
who sets out to stand against this 
spirit of the age must be prepared 
to endure slights and exclusions of 
both his work and himself. Only 
those with great strength and wis- 
dom and a steady faith can stay the 
course. Which brings me back to 

Around 1950 Andrew invited Jane 
and me to visit him and Edna at 
their farm in Robertson County. I 
think I got lost once or twice on 
the back roads, but we finally ar- 
rived late on a summer afternoon, 
received the usual warm welcome, 
and settled down on the back ver- 

anda to drink out of the usual silver 
cups. Andrew was laying a brick 
patio just off the porch where we 
were sitting. He discoursed on the 
joys and difficulties of farming. He 
had begun work on The Velvet 
Horn, which he was also willing to 
talk about, but only in those guard- 
ed terms which most writers em- 
ploy when the project is still under 
way and the exploration of the 
theme remains unfinished. 

In my memory this visit has as- 
sumed the dimensions of a parable. 
Behind us on the wall of the cov- 
ered porch was an enormous Con- 
federate flag. The children, Pamela 
and Kate, were fed their early sup- 
per in silver porringers. As the long 
twilight wore on Andrew began to 
think of making a salad. "In a min- 
ute," he said, "we'll go to the 
woods and find some mushrooms." 
Surely I was not rude enough to 
ask how we were going to distin- 
guish the good mushrooms from 
the bad. I am certain that I did not 
raise the question. But Andrew has 
a finely tuned sense for the con- 
cerns of others which is one of the 
foundations of his impeccable man- 

Andrew told Jane and me that 
there was no cause for concern. He 
had recently been studying up on 
mushrooms, and he had a book 
with excellent illustrations of both 
the good and the bad. He set out to 
reassure us, but his writer's sense of 
the dramatic would not be stifled. 
You may remember the opening 
sentence of Tolstoy's Anna Kdreni- 
na, which all novelists interpret as 
one of the basic rules of their craft: 
"Happy families are all alike; each 
unhappy family is unhappy in its 
own way." This means that only 
unhappy families are worth writing 
about, Andrew, sitting on his porch 
in Robertson County, extended this 
principle to include mushrooms. 
Certainly there are differences 
among safe mushrooms, but An- 
drew's attention was captured by 
those which could do us harm. One 


called the Destroying Angel— I am 
not certain of this name: it may 
have been the Avenging Angel, but 
it was some kind of angel and it was 
bad— was particularly hard to dis- 
tinguish from one of the more suc- 
culent safe varieties with a safe, and 
therefore totally forgettable, name, 
The notion of this evil mushroom 
masquerading as a beneficent and 
edible plant inspired Andrew's imag- 
ination. One of Andrew's great vir- 
tues as a writer and as a human be- 
ing is that his mind never wanders 
far from the myth and the truth of 
our origins: our creation by God in 
His own image; our temptation and 
our fall from grace. Those of us who 
have read Andrew's books have 
learned from them that the drama 
played out among Eve and the Ser- 
pent and Adam in the Garden of 
Eden is played out over and over 
again in all our lives. That after- 
noon on his veranda, Andrew sug- 
gested that the same theme is mani- 
fested in the vegetable world by the 
evil mushroom, decked out as was 
the Serpent in handsome apparel, 
waiting to do you harm. The am- 
biguity of the bad mushroom's 
name enhanced the situation and 
made it even more pleasant and 
profitable to contemplate. 

Andrew's good manners overcome 
all obstacles— including the joy of 
being able to think like Andrew Ly- 
tle— so he turned from the moral 
symbolism of mushrooms to the 
comfort of his guests. He declared 
once more, modestly of course, 
that he knew his mushrooms; but in 
the unlikely, not to say impossible, 
event that he made a mistake, there 
was a simple procedure to deter- 
mine whether a mushroom were 
poison. Eat a piece the size of a 
dime. If you did not get sick within 
the next twelve hours, the mush- 
room was harmless; if you did get 
sick within the next twelve hours, 
the mushroom was toxic, but hav- 
ing eaten a piece no larger than a 
dime, you would not die. I confess 
to you that in thinking about the 

Bayard S. Tynes, C'79, president of the Sewanee Club of Birming- 
ham, talks with Professor Andrew Lytle at the clubs Founders' Day 


matter off and on for three dec- 
ades, I have not yet figured out the 
logistics of this procedure as it ap- 
plied to our circumstances. Putting 
aside the question of who was to 
eat the test piece of mushroom, 
what were we going to do with the 
salad while we waited twelve hours 
to see if the tester got sick? 1 can- 
not answer this question because 
the test was never made. We were 
absolved by Demon Rum— or Hea- 
ven Hill, if you insist on absolute 
accuracy. We lingered so long over 
our cups that by the time Andrew 
had got his basket and we had 
walked to the woods, darkness had 
fallen. We ate a fine dinner with a 
good, but mushroomless, salad and 
talked far into the night. 

The symbolism of this reminis- 
cence is at once obvious and, for 
me at least, profound. The flag rep- 
resents the past— tradition, of 
course, but not in any abstract 
sense: people, rather, real individ- 
uals who lived and fought and suf- 
fered and died and who remained, 
while they lived, willing to die for 
what they believed in. They were 
not all heroes: through the long 
generations before and after the 
Civil War each group was a mixed 
bag, but they are what we come 

from. It is in terms of them, as An- 
drew has taught us, that we begin 
to define ourselves. Those well-be- 
haved children, eating from their 
porringers, were the future— again 
no abstractions, but two little girls, 
to be taught, to be schooled in the 
ways of the past, so they could take 
with them into their own futures, 
and for the benefit of children yet 
to be born, the best values and cus- 
toms which were their inheritance 
from their ancestors. 

The farm and the house on which 
Andrew was working with his own 
hands are significant because they 
are the antithesis of the modern 
technological— or as we put it now— 
high-tech society. I need not dwell 
on the fact that technology, mis- 
used and misunderstood as we al- 
ways seem to misuse and misunder- 
stand it, is the enemy of individual 
integrity and of community. It 
tempts us to think that we can live 
by bread alone; it develops a myth 
of progress that induces us to be- 
lieve in the perfectibility of human 
nature. Most of us deplore these 
tendencies in our lives, but as a 
character in one of Flannery 
O'Connor's novels says, "You can't 
just say No. ...You got to do NO." 


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Andrew was doing no. His life in his 
house and on his farm was a repudi- 
ation of what is worst about the 
modern age, its deceitful promises, 
its damaging fragmentations. 

Now about those mushrooms. An- 
drew was one of the few Agrarians 
who had lived the agrarian life, and 
this is one reason that his contribu- 
tion to I'll Take My Stand is 
thought by many critics to be the 
best of the twelve essays included 
in that volume. Much of The Long 
Night was written not in a house 
but in the woods. Andrew could go 
confidently to search for mush- 
rooms because he was and is at 
home with nature, which is to say 
with the mysteries of creation. God 
said "Let there be light," and there 
was light. God said "Let there be a 
firmament," and there was a firma- 
ment. God said "Let there be 
man," and there was man. And 
somewhere down the line, God said 
"Let there be mushrooms." The 
mystical sense of which Maritain 
speaks consists of being always 
aware, as Andrew is, that God 
created heaven and earth and all 
things therein and that all created 
things were good until man started 
to tamper with them. Anyone who 
has conversed seriously with An- 
drew has heard him speak of the 
Puritan heresy which manifests it- 
self in the discovery of evil in the 
object rather than in the person 
who misuses the object; and of the 
mysterious and ultimately unfath- 
omable connection between the 
Word made flesh and the words 
which are the incarnations of 
thought and the raw material of 
writers. His profound consideration 
of such themes is one of the sources 
of his dignity as a man and his suc- 
cess as a novelist. 

I have referred to this bit of re- 
membrance as a parable, the moral 
of which is, I hope, by now clear. 
But let me pursue it a bit further. 
Near the end of A Wake for the Liv- 
ing Andrew quotes a famous line 
spoken by Thomas More at the 
time of his execution: "I die the 
King's good" servant, but God's 
first." Tonight we celebrate life, 
not death, another year successfully 
completed and many more, we 
trust, to come. But after a man has 
lived for eighty years, we are, per- 
haps, justified in assuming that his 
character, for the most part, is fully 
formed and that we might make 
some observations concerning it. I 
would do this by modifying the 
quotation from More. Andrew has 
lived literature's good servant, but 
God's first. He has followed the ad- 
vice of Conrad and Maritain; he has 
held firmly to humane and tran- 
scendental values, and at the same 
time he has been faithful to his 
calling, which is art. 

Or let me put this another way. 
William Faulkner said that in order 
to do his work, a writer would and 
should steal from his grandmother. 

"An Ode on a Grecian Urn," Faulk- 
ner claimed, is worth more than 
any number of gray-haired old la- 
dies. This is not true, of course, as 
Andrew knew from the beginning 
of his career. And as Andrew has 
shown, you do not have to be will- 
ing to steal from your grandmother 
to be a novelist. Andrew had a bet- 
ter idea. He put his grandmother in- 
to a book. He wrote about her— and 
about his grandfather too and his 
aunts and uncles and cousins and 
in-laws and friends. This is no mean 
feat, and much could be said about 
Andrew's acute sense of the differ- 
ence between the public and private 
realms of human existence and the 
ways in which the two realms com- 
plement each other to furnish a ful- 
ly integrated sense of civilized life. 
Let me say only this: Andrew has 
used his family portraits for the 
creation of art without removing 
them from the family gallery. They 
are joined to "the voices of 
silence"; they become a part of 
Malraux's imaginary museum and 
yet remain at home. 

Andrew, on behalf of all who have 
come to help you celebrate this oc- 
casion and thereby to express their 
admiration and affection for you; 
and on behalf of the many, many 
more who share that admiration 
and affection, but who are unable 
to be here, I wish you a very happy 
birthday and many more happy 
birthdays to come. 

Walter Sullivan, a novelist, short- 
story writer, and critic who is a reg- 
ular contributor to the Sewanee Re- 
view, has taught English at Vander- 
bilt University since 1948. 


Andrew Nelson Lytle: A Bibliogra- 
phy 1920-1982, by Stuart Wright, 
has been published by the Univer- 
sity of the South through the of- 
fice of the Sewanee Review. The 
book is lavishly illustrated with re- 
productions of title and copyright 
pages and of dustjackets from Ly- 
tle's major books. Included is a 
foreword by J. A. Bryant, Jr., a 
former member of the Sewanee fac- 
ulty, and an introduction by Mr. 
Wright. Part I lists chronologically 
in six sections all the author's 
books as well as the books, pam- 
phlets, and magazines to which he 
has contributed as editor or coau- 
thor; his poetry; his short fiction; 
his essays and reviews; and his inter- 
views (together with articles con- 
taining comments by him). Part II 
lists selected criticism about Mr. Ly- 
tle. Copies of this handsome, cloth- 
bound volume of 156 pages are 
available from the Sewanee Review, 
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375. $25 

Sport s 

Individuals Highlight Season 


by Ma 

i England, C'74 

The majority of the winter sports 
have experienced overall disap- 
pointing records this year, but they 
have borne the distinction of having 
supported some excellent individual 
performances among the athletes. 
Career scoring records have been 
broken in both men's and women's 
basketball, and individual perform- 
ances have advanced Sewanee ath- 
letes to National Division III com- 

The men's basketball team closed 
the season with an 8-17 record. The 
Tigers finished the first semester 
with a promising 3-3 record, but 
did not play up to potential during 
the second semester. The young 
team was composed of seven fresh- 
men on the fourteen-man squad 
and is bearing the consequences of 
inexperience in college basketball. 

However, senior Blane Brooks has 
continued his assault on the Sewan- 
ee record books. The career scoring 
record in men's basketball was 
1,344 points and was held be Eddie 
Krenson, who played from 1973 to 
1976. On February 11, Brooks 
broke the record with a field goal 
in the closing seconds of a victory 
over Millsaps. 

According to Coach Rick Jones: 
"Brooks has been a fine player for 
Sewanee for the past four years. He 
has started every game since his 
freshman year and has scored a lot 
of points in spite of being double- 
teamed on many occasions." 

The women's basketball team had 
a shot at ending the season with a 
12-12 record but lost the closing 
game at Southwestern. The season 
was marked by some very close 

After Christmas break, when the 
team had a 3-5 record, the women 
had a heartbreaking 49-48 loss to 
Millsaps in which the only time the 
opponents gained the lead was at 
the buzzer. This experience was 
followed by yet another cliffhang- 
er, this one against Centre. The Se- 
wanee team led most of the first 
half, fell far behind in the second 
half and made up a six-point deficit 
in thirty seconds to pull off a satis- 
fying win for themselves at the buz- 
zer. The team proceded to win five 
of the next eight games by comfort- 
able margins— the last being an in- 
tensely fought home victory over 
rival Southwestern. 

Senior Sophie Brawner is the all- 
time leading scorer in Sewanee 
Women's basketball history, with 
1,587 points. Two of her team- 
mates, Zanna Brawner and Jetta 
McKenzie, each surpassed the ca- 
reer 1,000-point mark. 

The Sewanee swimming team im- 
proved throughout the season with 
the help of a ten-day training per- 
iod in Fort Lauderdale. The Rev. 
Harry Douglas, an alumnus of both 
the College and the Seminary, and 
rector of All Saints' Church there, 
was instrumental in arranging the 
housing for the team's annual train- 

ing trip south. 

Near midseason the team record 
was 3-4. Coach Cliff Afton main- 
tained: "Two of our losses were the 
result of a lack of depth. We scared 
Georgia Tech and challenged South 
Carolina State, but the lack of ex- 
perienced swimmers and the lack of 
numbers kept those possible wins 
from becoming realities.*' 

At the close of the season, three 
divers had qualified for the national 
championships— Charlie Sholten, 
Melissa Bulkley, and Jared Inger- 
soll. The swimmers also showed 
some good success. David Freibert 
did well in the 50 and 100-yard 
freestyle sprints, and Dan Colella, 
the team's captain, placed consis- 
tently in the 200-yard individual 
medley and the 200-yard butterfly. 

The Tiger wrestling team struggled 
through a rugged schedule com- 
posed mostly of Division I schools. 
Coach Yogi Anderson cited the lack 
of Division III schools in neighbor- 
ing states that have wrestling pro- 
grams as the main reason for the 
scheduling problem. 

Tommy Lennon placed third in 
his weight class in the Georgia Tech 
Invitational, second in the Mid- 
South, and fourth in the Southeast- 
ern Championships. He also had the 
distinction of having defeated Car- 
son-Newman's NAIA All American. 
But with injuries plaguing several 
other team members, Sewanee 
failed to advance in the Mid-East 




Ted Bitondo, for twenty-two years 
Sewanee's swimming and diving 
coach, has been inducted into the 
Tennessee Swimming Hall of Fame 
in ceremonies conducted February 
25 in Knoxville. 

A native of New York and the na- 
tional YMCA three-meter diving 
champion in 1941, Bitondo 
coached two Ail-American swim- 
mers and an NCAA scholar athlete 
at Sewanee before his retirement in 
1981 . He was an assistant coach at 
Ohio State when the Buckeyes won 
NCAA championships in 1947 and 
.1949. He was the diving coach at 
Florida from 1951 to 1957 and 
then worked for a season at Florida 
State. During his career he coached 
two Olympic champk 

Coach Bitondo's expertise was 
recognized nationally in 1963 when 
appointed the United States 
h for the Pan- 
American Games. In addition, he 
f the National Div- 

g Rules Committee from 1966 to 

Blane Brooks goes up for a basket against Millsaps, 
breaking the career scoring record. 

Sophie Brawner takes 

Coach Yogi Anderson discusses 
strategy with David Lee of Nashville. 


Grid Honor 

David Pack, a junior wide receiver 
from Nashville, tops the honorable 
mention list for the Associated 
Press Little AU-American Football 
Team for 1982. 

All conference and sixth national- 
ly in NCAA Division III pass-receiv- 
ing, Pack caught fifty-six passes for 
914 yards last fall for a new Sewa- 
nee record. He also holds the single- 
game record of eleven pass recep- 

Bright Spring Seasons 

Kevin Barnett of Hollywood, Flori- 
da, snags a rebound against Princi- 
pia. At left Marichal Gentry pre- 
pares to help. (Photo: Lyn Hutchin- 

Tommy Lennoh of Cleveland, Tennessee, looks for a pin. 

Women's Soccer 

Add the fiery enthusiasm and ex- 
perience of Kate K. Belknap and 
Elizabeth Kimbrough to a rising 
crowd of freshmen and sophomores 
and the 1983 spring season has 
spice and promise of victories. In 
their debut in varsity competition 
last season, the Tigers, still often 
dubbed Lady Tigers, compiled a 2- 
8-2 record. Obviously Coaches Pe- 
ter Haley and Doug Cameron are 
anticipating better numbers, but 
much depends on how aggressive 
the young felines can be— lower 
classmen like Heidi Barker, Barbara 
Francis, Jennifer Murray, and Beth 

Track & Field 

Someday Sewanee may be able to 
surrender its cinder track to the 
other relics of ancient sports his- 
tory and perhaps then be able to 
convince other teams and more ath- 
letes that the Mountain is a good 
place to compete. Despite the deb- 
its, Sewanee's track team is re- 
markably well preserved and com- 
petitive. Returning are two all-con- 
ference performers: Tom Selden in 
the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs, 
and Lee Pride in the pole vault, 
long jump, and triple jump. Three- 
year letterman Brian Rose will run 
sprints, and junior Owen Lipscomb 
will bring some good credentials to 
the throwing events. Coach Cliff 
Afton said the team has been con- 
sistently strong in the distance 
events, thanks to the work of John 
McPherson, the cross country 
coach. It's a gritty bunch. 

The women's non-varsity segment 
of the team is becoming a viable 
part of the program. Coach Afton is 
expecting fifteen candidates, in- 
cluding distance runners from the 
cross-country team. 


Expectations for a third consecu- 
tive conference golf championship 
could hardly be stronger, consider- 
ing that Bill Hodges and Arthur 
Brantley are returning to defend 
their 1982 titles. Hodges was the in 
dividual medalist in the College 
Athletic Conference tournament 
last year, and Brantley was first 
runner-up. Coach Walter Bryant al- 
so welcomes back Paul Robinson 
and Mark Peeler, both lettermen, 
along with some promising lower 
classmen. Sewanee will host this 
year's Tennessee Intercollegiate 
Championship in which fifteen ares 
colleges and university teams will 


Last year, Coach Jim Bello set in 
motion a master plan for rebuilding 
the Sewanee baseball program. This 
year, he expects to begin reaping 
the rewards of the team's successful 
fall practice sessions and compre- 
hensive indoor winter workouts. 
The 1983 team has eleven returning 
lettermen, four of whom are senior 
three-year letter winners. Among 
them are All CAC Stuart Bickley, 
Gentry Barden, Kevin Holland, and 
Tim Tenhet. With an early starting 
date, Coach Bello hopes to get a 
jump on the competition. 

Men's Tennis 

Sewanee has been the longtime ten- 
nis powerhouse of the College Ath- 
letic Conference and is preparing to 
defend its conference title for the 
fourth consecutive year. The Tigers 
won 1982 Spring Sports Festival 
championships in second, fourth, 
fifth, and sixth singles and in sec- 
ond and third doubles events. The 
regular season produced a 17-11 
record and qualified two of the' 
team members, Tim Johnson and 
Linton Lewis, for the NCAA Divi- 
sion III nationals. 

Lest you think 1983 is for rebuild- 
ing, check the lineup: Coach Nor- 
man Kalkhoff will have all of last 
year's players returning. Pre-season 
rankings have placed Sewanee third 
in the South in Division III behind 
Millsaps and Emory. 

•'This year's schedule is the most 
demanding of any in the history of 
tennis at the University," said 
Coach Kalkhoff, "We are playing 
seven of the top fifteen Division III 
teams in the U.S. 

"A position among Jjie top ten 
NCAA Division III schools is possi- 
ble for the 1983 team, and at least 
four players have the potential to 
qualify for the nationals." 

Women's Tennis 

Susan Chenault, last season's num- 
ber-one player, along with some ex- 
perienced players and promising 
new talent, should improve on last 
year's 4-7 record. Among the fresh- 
men is Adrienne Briggs, whose 
father D.D. Briggs, C'56, won the 
Tennessee Intercollegiate Champi- 
onship in 1954 and 1955. 

i hieh. but club i 


Barker & Murray Honored 

Past Glories Recalled for Hall of Fame 

by Latham Davis 

There was a glimmer of old Sewanee in the 
newspapers this winter, the part of old Sewanee 
that recalls the haydays of football stars like 
"Thug" Murray, "Frog" Sanders, Gene Harris, 
and "Zany" Barker. 

Theirs were the post-World War I days when 
big-time football began to belong more and 
more to big schools and big budgets. Sewanee 
relied on "a few good men" and had a reverence 
for individualism and character that is scarcely 
understood today on large campuses. 

George Henry "Zany" Barker, who played 
old-style quarterback and safety on the last Ti- 
ger team to defeat Vanderbilt (when Vandy was 
a Southern power), was inducted February 25 
into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. 
Barker was assistant University treasurer for 
many years and makes his retirement home in 
Sewanee. , 

Another former Sewanee football player, 
Roger "Thug" Murray, this year became the 
first posthumous inductee into the Hall of 
Fame. Murray was a standout lineman for Navy 
in 1920, was an honorable mention on Walter 
Camp's All- America team, then played for two 
years at Sewanee before going on to study law at 
Cumberland College, where he was also head 
football coach. Murray played his last year at Se- 
wanee when Barker was a freshman. 

Barker would go on to letter in almost every 
sport Sewanee had. He won the Porter Cup, 
awarded to the best athlete and "best all-round 
man," and he was captain of the Sewanee foot- 
ball team of 1925. But somehow he is remem- 
bered primarily as a star in that last victory over 

To understand why that victory was so impor- 
tant, you must not only understand the chau- 
vinistic character of football rivalries at a time 
when there were comparatively few entertaining 
distractions, but you must understand how out- 
classed the Sewanee Tiger was on Vanderbilt's 
field in 1924. 

You will occasionally read about the undefeat- 
ed Sewanee teams of the late 1800s and early 
1900s, especially the iron men of 1899, but be- 
fore 1930, the Purple and Gold finished twelve 
seasons with only one loss. Pick a year from 
those twelve seasons and the chances are that 
the one loss was to Vanderbilt. Now the Com- 
modores of 1924 had a team that was nationally 
famous. They were still enjoying the laurels of a 
victory the week before over Minnesota, which 
was also one of the best teams in the nation. 

There were signs that Sewanee's power in foot- 
ball was waning, but the frenzy that surrounded 
that Thanksgiving Day event in 1924 hardly 
would have given you a clue. Nashville's Hermi- 
tage Hotel, site of the Sewanee League Ball, was 
jammed with devoted fans. The society-con- 
scious Nashville newspapers were filled with the 
names of people attending the ball. A Sewanee 
football game, especially with Vanderbilt, was 
an event that scarcely a soul in Sewanee would 
have wished to miss; therefore, the Mountain 
was likely a deserted and lonely place. 

What occurred on Vanderbilt's Dudley Field 
that day was nothing short of astonishing to 
Vanderbilt faithful. Sewanee used all the tricks 

passes in one play, but George Barker still re- 
calls: "I think we sort of slipped up on them." 

George Mahoney and Jack Gibbons each scored 
touchdowns and Mahoney kicked a field goal in 
Sewanee 's 16-0 victory, but Barker was given 
much of the credit in the next day's Tennessean. 

"George Barker packed Ryan's kicks forty-two 
yards. There was a young Tiger who is gaudy 
with luster. He ran his eleven with much skill. 
He made two scores possible, once with a forty- 
two yard journey through the line and again 
with a twenty-five yard return of a punt. He 
made the longest run of the battle, and but for 
Fred McKibbon, he would have rollicked along 
for a touchdown." 

Elsewhere in flowery prose of the day, a Nash- 
ville writer reported: "The Purple made allies of 
mind and matter. Their attack was dashing and 
knew no discord.... The Purple backs, ghostlike, 
flashed through a defense which had not permit- 
ted a hostile score since Brother Brown of Tu- 
lane crossed the frontier back in mid-October. 

"Sewanee's defense was steel and granite. It re- 
sisted every thrust of a sustained attack on line 
or flanks. Only once did the Commodores travel 
as far as the Purple twenty-yard line. The terri- 
tory beyond was alien to Vanderbilt. Save when 
they were defending it against the rush of the 
snarling, clawing, bounding Tiger." 

A photograph of Barker tossing a short pass to 
Buck Haynes was bannered across the top of the 
front page of the Nashville Tennessean. Else- 
where is a photograph of Gene Harris, after 
whom Sewanee's Harris Stadium is named, shak- 
ing hands with Vanderbilt's captain Hek Wake- 
field at the flip of the coin. Wakefield, one of 
Vanderbilt's all-time football heroes, suffered a 
broken leg in the first quarter, but according to 
reports of the game, Wakefield did not reveal his 
injury and continued to play. When Sewanee dis- 
covered his predicament, Barker called a play 
over Wakefield's side of the line, and Sewanee 

There in Nashville, Sewanee finished the season 
with a 5-4 record, though the closing victories- 
over Ole Miss, South Carolina, and especially 
Vanderbilt— gave the year a special luster. 

Mike Bennett, a Pennsylvania man who had 
come down as head coach Barker's sophomore 
year, stayed in Sewanee four or five years. Bark- 
er praised Bennett as well as his assistant B.H. 
"Bemie" Moore, who later became commission- 
er of the Southeastern Conference. Incidentally, 
Sewanee was one of that conference's charter 

Barker has grand memories of those days at 
Sewanee, of Pullman rides to games around the 
South, and of nights at the best hotels. The year 
after the victory at Vanderbilt, the Tigers played 
Tulane in New Orleans and were entertained by 
Margarette Clark, one of the most popular- 
screen stars of the day. 

Barker credits Alexander Guerry with guiding 
him to Sewanee. Guerry, who would later be- 
come the University's ninth vice-chancellor, was 
the headmaster at Baylor School in Chattanoo- 
ga, where Barker was a student and played foot- 

To attend Sewanee, young George took on a 
variety of jobs around the campus. He waited on 
tables in old Magnolia Hall when Mrs. Egleston 
served meals. He also worked in the bank, which 

had QfficfiS in t.hP sjHp of thP IWprsit.v Snnnlv 

Store. He was a proctor for two years, his senior 
year in the new Cannon Hall, where he roomed 
with Buck Haynes in the matron's quarters and 
was jokingly referred to as the Cannon matron 
by fellow students. 

His son, Dr. George L. Barker, also attended 
the College in the class of 1953, played football 
under Coach Bill White, and is now a radiologist 
in Memphis. 

After returning to Sewanee to become assistant 
treasurer and after the death of his wife, Mr. 
Barker married a former Sewanee girl, Landen 
Hall. Her father, Dr. William Bonnell Hall, had 
been University health officer, dean, professor in 
the Medical School, and then Vice-Chancellor 
from 1909 to 1914. Her memories of Sewanee 
are as vivid and colorful as are her husband's, 
though she was graduated from the University of 
Wisconsin (with honors) and spent much of her 
life away from the Mountain. 

Always a sports enthusiast, Mr. Barker has not 
missed a home football game since returning to 
Sewanee in 1951. His constant support is a way 
of honoring many Sewanee fans of years past. 


Alumni Affairs 

Student Phonothon 
Raised Money, Eyebrows 

by Beeler Brush, C68 
Director, Alumni Affairs 

The majority of the alumni director's time is not spent in fund rais- 
ing; however, a number of alumni I come in contact with think all I 
do is solicit gifts for Sewanee. Once I have explained what my job 
consists of, these individuals seem very relieved. Two things bother 
me about this: first, these alumni do not understand what the Alum- 
ni Office does; and, second, the attitude of this same group toward 
Sewanee's financial needs does not seem positive and supportive. In 
both cases, the Alumni Office has failed. It has failed to educate 
alumni to the purpose of their representative and to the needs of the 

How does one go about correcting this? Writing about it helps, as 
long as it is not preaching. A good explanation clears up misunder- 
standings and informs, but getting alumni involved allows them to 
discover things for themselves, and is far more positive and enlighten- 

Recently, I was part of such a positive and enlightening experience 
when I worked with a group of student volunteers on the 1983 Stu- 
dent Phonothon. The last one had been held in Nashville over ten 
years ago. 

For nine evenings a group of thirty-two students, usually ten or less 
an evening, made calls from campus all over the country. When the 
phonothon was over, 883 calls had been attempted; 693 had been 
completed; and 418 pledges had been secured. Sixty percent of the 
alumni called made pledges totaling $17,934.50. 

During the course of the phonothon, the students made some very 
interesting comments and observations. I would like to share some of 
them with you. 

Abbe Williams, a senior from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 
upon learning the percentage of alumni support was 27 percent re- 
marked, "I can't believe so few alumni support Sewanee. That 
amazes me." Her amazement was only beginning. She didn't quite 
know what to say when she learned that Southwestern, Washington 
and Lee, and Vanderbilt all have a higher percentage. 

Eric Kom, a senior from Jacksonville, Florida, when asked by an 
alumnus why Sewanee needed money in light of Mrs. Crosby's $5 
million bequest, was surprised to learn that, after the gift goes into 
endowment, it yields only $300,000, which is only 1.6 percent of 
the money needed for the University's $18 million budget. 

Stewart Lindsay, a senior from Camden, South Carolina, upon com- 
pletion of his second night of work said something I wish all alumni 
would realize: "I've learned one thing," he said. "It's not the amount 
you give, it's the fact that you give what you can, and you do it on a 
regular basis." 

At the end of the phonothon, I asked the students to critique it, 
and in their critique, I asked them to include their impressions of the 
alumni with whom they spoke. Here are some excerpts: 

Catherine Wood, a junior from Nashville, Tennessee: "...The atti- 
tudes of the alumni were mixed. I got the impression that some of 
them were irritated at the fact we were calling for money; however, 
others seemed to understand the purpose of our venture and they 
were glad we were doing something like this..." 

"It was fun asking about their 'good ole days' at Sewanee, and, just 
like anyone, they loved to tell about them. As usual, there were a 
couple of bitter people who were rude— as if we were the cause of 
their bitterness. I found it very satisfying to respond to their rude- 
ness with a very nice note thanking them for their time." 

Darren McBride, a sophomore from Ringgold, Georgia: "Overall, I 
was very impressed with the responses I received from the alumni.... 
The warm reception I received from people, whether or not they 
made a pledge, reaffirms my respect for Sewanee." 

Chris Cook, a sophomore from Martin, Tennessee: "Most alumni 
seemed very supportive. Oftentimes, people said they would give but 
did not want to commit to a figure, which is understandable. I found 
that stressing we wanted numbers of people more than totals in 
money encouraged quite a few people to go ahead and make a 

Amie Frishman, a sophomore from Meridian, Mississippi: "All in 
all, the alumni were very responsive. I received no insulting remarks. 

I think the phonothon was a great idea, and I am glad that I had the 
opportunity to participate in such a worthwhile cause." 

Josephine Hicks, a senior from Greenwood, South Carolina, presi- 
dent of the Order of Gownsmen, and one of the three student organ- 
izers of the phonothon: "...Most of the alumni are misinformed or 
don't understand the alumni gift fund. They don't understand why 
their money is needed or what it will be used for; some think contri- 
butions to the Sewanee Club in their area is a contribution to Sewan- 

"...Most (of the alumni) were friendly, even if they didnt make a 
pledge. Their attitude toward Sewanee seemed very positive." 

"...Clergy seem to have a hard time with loyalty to their seminary 
versus loyalty to Sewanee." 

"...Very few (alumni) commented on the fact that students were 
trying to drum up support for Sewanee. I'd like to know how they 
reacted to that." 

Of the students involved, Josephine said, "We learned more about 
the financial needs of the University, i.e., the operating budget, the 
way endowment works, and the importance of alumni support in 
terms of percentage. We will all, I'm sure, always be faithful support- 
ers of Sewanee when we graduate. It was a wonderful learning exper- 
ience for students. I really enjoyed talking to the alums and enjoyed 
the challenge of trying to get pledges or at least increasing the alum- 
ni's understanding of the situation." 

Those students have learned that the University needs their time as 
well as their financial support; also, they have learned that in know- 
ing why Sewanee needs both, they need not fear making such com- 
mitments. Maybe they have learned in their own way the substance 
of a remark Allan C. King made when explaining why he was willing 
to give vast amounts of time and money to help the University of the 
South: "Few people have a chance to do something meaningful for 
something that really matters." 

All of us have our chances to do something for Sewanee in our own 
ways and within our own means, whether it be assisting the admis- 
sions office, helping with career services, working within the frame- 
work of Century II, or just being a consistent contributor to the Uni- 
versity. There is an avenue for each of us. 

Seeking a Special Graduate 

The purpose and qualifications for the Distinguished Alumnus/a 
Award are to recognize that individual who is distinguished in busi- 
ness, profession, or vocation and who, through actions, has demon- 
strated concern for and service to the community. The individual 
should have shown repeated loyalty to and support of the University, 
and his/her position of importance and stature should have brought 
favorable attention and recognition to the University of the South. 
To be eligible, an alumnus or alumna must be a living graduate of 
the University (Academy, College, or School of Theology). The nom- 
inee may not be an active member of the Associated Alumni Board, 
the Board of Trustees or Board of Regents, or a recipient of an hon- 
orary degree from the University. Current University employees are 
also ineligible. 


. Class_ 

Attach information providing reasons for your nomination. (You! 
nominee cannot be considered unless substantiating information i 

Submitted by_ 



Return to Distinguished Alumnus/a Committee 
The University of the South 
Alumni Office 
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375 

Sewanee Clubs 


College students gather pledges for Sewanee in February 's successful 
phonothoh. Charles Corn of Winchester, Tennessee, keeps the rec- 
ords while Mary Samaras of Pensacola, Florida, Wes Clayton of Ar- 
den, North Carolina, and Sharon Walters of Columbia, South Caro- 
lina, make calls. (Photo: Margi Moore) 

Baffy Match 

The annual linksman's pilgrimage to 
the Mountain— the fifth match for 
the Vicar's Baffy— will be held April 
29-30 in Sewanee. 

W. Warren Belser, Jr., C'50, the 
founder and captain of the Sewanee 
Golfing Society, said another spe- 
cial golfing weekend is being 
planned and is open to everyone re- 
gardless of handicap. 

"All alumni are welcome, but I 
would like to extend a special invi- 
tation to the fathers of current stu- 
dents," he said. "We had a good 
turnout of alumni last year, and we 
hope to have a fine gathering this 

For those who are interested, a 
practice round will be held on Fri- 
day, April 29, to allow alumni to 
get reacquainted with each other, 
with the incredible stories about 
the Vicar (the legendary Rev. Pliny 
Pinckney Smith, C1879, T1882, for 
whom the prize is named), and 
with the undulating Sewanee 
course. There will be opportunities 
to play golf throughout the week- 

On the evening of April 29, cock- 
tails and dinner will be served at the 
Sewanee Inn. Sewanee's varsity 
golfing team will be among the 
guests, and pairings for the next 
day's match will be made. It is cus- 
tomary to pair the best alumni golf- 
ers against the varsity players. Last 
year the alumni defeated the varsity 

The fifth match for the Vicar's 
Baffy will begin at 1 p.m. the fol- 
lowing day, April 30, after a lunch- 
eon in the Sewanee Inn. Refresh- 
ments will be served at the inn later 
in the afternoon. 

Persons who are interested in join- 
ing the match are asked to write: 
W. Warren Belser, Jr., Sewanee 
Golfing Society, 3775 Jackson 
Boulevard West, Birmingham, Ala- 
bama 35213. 


The Atlanta Club held an eggnog 
party in the reception room of the 
Cathedral of St. Philip immediately 
following the December 5 Advent 
Concert. The party was for all - 
alumni and friends. 


With approximately seventy people 
attending, the Sewanee Club of Bir- 
mingham held its 1982 Founders' 
Day Banquet on November 11 at 
the First National Bank dining 
room. After cocktails and dinner, 
Beeler Brush was introduced as the 
first keynote speaker. He was fol- 
lowed by Andrew Lytle, author, 
scholar and for many years editor 
of the Sewanee Review, who read 
from one of his works, unpublished 
at this time, and gave a unique his- 
tory of Sewanee as a Christian uni- 

Stewart Lindsay, a senior from 
Camden, South Carolina, places oj 
of the hundreds of calls made by 
students during the February 

Council Set 

Alumni Council members will be on 
the Mountain for the spring council 
meeting April 29-30. 
The program will be concerned 
primarily with Sewanee clubs, al- 
though the Century II Campaign 
will also be discussed. Council 
members include Associated Alum- 
ni officers, class agents, and club 



Homecoming 1983 will be held Oc- 
tober 21-23, and plans are already 
being made on the Mountain. 

Once again a dinner-dance will 
open the weekend festivities. A 
luncheon will follow the meeting of 
the Associated Alumni, and reunion 
parties will be held after the grid- 
iron clash between the Tigers and 
Washington and Lee. Be prepared 
for other special activities. 

All alumni should have received an 
initial announcement with the 
names and telephone numbers of 
nearby motels. Make your plans 

Claude Nielsen, C'73, introduced 
John Woods, C'54, who, along with 
Richard Simmons, C'50, is in 
charge of Sewanee's Century II 
Fund campaign for the Birmingham 
area. Mr. Woods explained that the 
campaign was by far the most ambi- 
tious fund-raising attempt for any 
school the size of Sewanee. Claude 
then turned over his gavel to the 
new president, Bayard Tynes, Jr., 
C'79. The office of vice-president 
is being shared by a husband and 
wife team. Mike Graham, C'76, is 
in charge of public relations, and 
Suzanne Graham, C'76, is in charge 
of recruitment. 

Central South Carolina 

December 21 was the date of the 
Central South Carolina Sewanee 
Club Christmas Party. The gala af- 
fair was held at the Palmetto Club 
in Columbia, South Carolina. 

John W. Woods, C'54, and his wife, Loti, relax at the Sewanee Club 
Founders 1 Day banquet for which they were hosts at the First Na- 
tional Bank Building in Birmingham. 

Among the more than fifty persons attending a New Orleans recruiting 
party on January 2 were Clyde Mathis, C'81; Trey Bryant, C'82;Brad 
Jones, C'79; and, in by a head, Robin Peters, C'80. 



Forty-two persons were present for 
the fall dinner, November 13, at the 
Charlotte Country Club to hear 
Professor Willie Cocke share news 
from the Mountain. Guests were 
alumni, parents, and friends. 

Coastal Carolina 

The Coastal Carolina Sewanee Club 
held a cocktail party before the Se- 
wanee basketball game on Novem- 
ber 19 at the home of the headmas- 
ter at Porter-Gaud School. The fol- 
lowing day alumni gathered with 
the basketball team for an oyster 
roast on Sullivan's Island. 

On January 8 an oyster roast was 
held at David Maybank's house in 
Rockville for students, alumni and 
friends. The event was for the stu- 
dents, many of whom helped organ- 
ize it. 

Greenville, S.C. 

On August 14, the Sewanee Club of 
Greenville had a "double-header," 
starting at 3:30 p.m. with a softball 
game with the Washington and Lee 
alumni of Greenville. The game was 
played at Christ Church Episcopal 
School, and admission was free. Af- 
ter the game, the second "game" 
was started in the garden of the 
home of Gayle and Robert W. 
Byrd, C'68. The red-checkered 
tablecloths and candle-lit tables 
were a perfect setting for the barbe- 
que and beer party attended by Se- 
wanee alumni, wives, and friends. 
Mr. and Mrs. Julian G. Hunt, par- 
ents of "Chip" Hunt, C'77, hosted 
the Founders' Day gathering on 
November 14 for some fifty alumni 
and friends of Sewanee. Several 
prospective students and their par- 
ents were on hand to hear Professor 
William "Willie" Cocke entertain 
with stories and news from the 

The club is looking forward to 
another successful event in the 


About seventy-five alumni and 
frieqds gathered for the Jackson- 
ville Club's annual oyster roast Feb- 
ruary 5 and heard Professor Joe 
Cushman expound upon life on the 
Mountain, with a footnote about 
the capital funds campaign. 

C. Garnett Ashby, C'51, was host 
for the roast, which was held at the 
Wildlands Lodge of Monticello 
Drug Company. Organizers of the 
event included Henry M. Coxe, 
C'69, club president, and John C. 
Taylor, Jr., C'67. Among those at- 
tending were Alexander D. "San- 
dy" Juhan, C'40, and his wife, 


The Sewanee Club of Montgomery 
recently hosted a reception for pro- 
spective students in a conference 
room at the First Alabama Bank 
Building. Katie Hamilton, C'80, Eu- 
gene. Watson, C'73, and Winston 
Sheehan, C'69, organized the gath- 
ering. The crowd of about thirty in- 
cluded students from several Mont- 
gomery schools, parents, guidance 
counselors, and alumni. Don Pip- 
pen, assistant director of admis- 
sions, presented a slide show. 


The Christmas gathering for the Se- 
wanee Club of Nashville was held 
on December 29, with about sixty 
alumni and friends attending the 
beer and wine party at the Ver- 
sailles Party Room. 
The Club hosted a reception on 
February 10 for prospective stu- 
dents and their families at St. 
George's Episcopal Church, Don 

Pippen and Lee Ann Afton, assis- 
tant directors of admissions, accom- 
panied by five students, represented 
Sewanee at the informal event. 

Andrew Lytle will be the speaker 
at the spring dinner on March 31 at 
the Belle Meade Country Club. Ad- 
ditional information may be ob- 
tained by contacting Paul Mc- 
Laughlin, vice president, at 615- 

New Orleans 

A wine and cheese reception fol- 
lowed by a re organizational meet- 
ing was held on November 22 at Le 
Pavilion Hotel by the New Orleans 
Sewanee Club. Over thirty-five peo- 
ple attended and heard Beeler 
Brush, director of alumni affairs at 
the University, speak on the neces- 
sity of getting as many as possible 
involved with the club. After an- 
swering questions on various sub- 
jects of interest, Beeler introduced 
the new officers and committee 
persons: Brad Jones, C'79, presi- 
dent; Bob Friedrich, C'77, director; 
Feild Gomila, C'61, chairman of 
the Board of Directors; Margo 
Johnson, C'81, secretary-treasurer 
and chairman of the news and tele- 
phone committee, with Carol Shep- 
herd, C'81, Robin Peters, C'81, and 
Cannon MacConnell, C36 on that 
committee; and Phillip Carpenter, 
C'78, chairman of the entertain- 
ment committee. 

On January 2 there was a student 
recruitment party at Trinity Church 
parish house. In spite of the cold 
weather and no heat, everyone 
managed to have a good time by 
crowding into one room and ming- 
ling among the prospective and cur- 
rent students and their families and 
alumni. Slides from the Mountain 
were on display for those interested 
in a brief glimpse of Sewanee and 
there were, of course, refreshments. 
There were over forty in atten- 
dance, with twelve eager prospec- 
tive students full of questions con- 
cerning campus life, etc. 

Plans are in the works for a barbe- 
que/picnic to gather the ranks from 
New Orleans to Mobile and for a 
softball game against the Washing- 
ton and Lee alumni in the spring. 
Anyone wishing to help with the 
Sewanee Club may get in touch 
with Brad Jones at 822-2050. 

C'81 and his wife, Marian (Bell) El- 
ledge, C'82: and Ann Cranwell, 


The annual Christmas party of the 
Tallahassee Club was held on Janu- 
ary 2 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
George Edward Lewis II, C'63. It 
was a fine holiday party with about 
thirty alumni and friends attending 
despite three days of rain and heavy 
fog in the area. Ruth Ann McDon- 
ald, C'81, was in charge of arrange- 
ments and handled registrations. 

Tampa Bay 

Members of the Greenville, South Carolina, Sewanee Club hold forth 
with Professor William T. Cocke at a November Founders' Day party. 
With the professor are David Gray, C'75; Rhea Bowden, C76; and Chip 


Thirty-three congenial alumni and 
friends agreed that the December 
gathering at the Airport Holiday 
Inn, Greensboro, was a great suc- 
cess. Everyone was enthusiastic 
about club activities and made 
plans to meet again in May or June. 
Some of the alumni there included: 
Jim Watts, A'54; Dan Ahlport, 
C'70; The Rev. Willis Rosenthal, 
C'35; Dr. Frank Melton, C'61; Hen- 

The Tampa Bay area held a reorgan- 
izational meeting on November 30 
at the Merrymakers Club on Davis 
Island. Eighteen interested people 
gathered to hear Beeler Brush, di- 
rector of alumni affairs, explain the 
function of the club and urge all 
present to become involved. Beeler 
then introduced the new officers: 
Steve Reynolds, C'66, president; 
Jim Hardee, C'71, vice-president; 
and Debbie Wheeler, C'82, secre- 
tary/treasurer. Next he introduced 
those present who are members of 
the board of directors: Lewis Hill 
HI, C'50, and Al Roberts III, C'50. 
Chairmen of the committees were 
announced: Debbie Wheeler, news 
and telephone committee; John El- 
lis, C56, Sewanee Awards in the St. 
Pete area; and Elizabeth Duncan, 
C'82, Sewanee Awards in the Tam- 
pa area. OtheT: appointments will be 
made soon. Steve Reynolds spoke 
to the club about what he envi- 
sioned the club being and doing. 
The business meeting was followed 
by a social hour. 

Washington, D.C. 

The Woodrow Wilson House, a Na- 
tional Trust property, was the set- 
ting for the December 5 gathering 
of the Washington Club. The Se- 
wanee group had the house to 
themselves and were provided with 
six tours during the afternoon, fol- 
lowed by a sherry party in the his- 
toric house. 

Approximately twenty-five alumni 
and friends were on hand to hear- 
the Vienna Boys Choir at the Ken- 
nedy Center on January 16. The 
club had done this in years past and 
chose to revive the custom this 
year. The afternoon of music was 
termed a great success by all attend- 

Several alumni had the opportuni- 
ty to hear the University Choir per- 
form Evensong at the National Ca- 
thedral during the choir's winter 
concert tour, and enjoyed seeing 
the students from the Mountain. 

Plans are underway for a banquet 
in the late spring and for two or 


Class Notes 


las retired from the Elsinore Sun in Cali- 
fornia and now is spending his time writ- 
ng and teaching journalism. 

HARRY B. NEWHALL, A, is president 
of Comtext Typography & Speedway 
Copy Systems, Inc., in Mill Valley, Cali- 

SYDNEY C. ORR, A, has a new bride, 
'irglnia Barna. The union constitutes a 
family of five children and five grandchil- 
ren. Not bad, for a couple that has only 
een married since September 17, 1982. 
controller of the Heating and Air Condi- 
tioning Group of the Coleman Co., Inc. in 
Wichita, Kansas. He and his wife, Caro- 
lyn, attend St. Mark's Episcopal Church 
where Reginald writes for their Eucharis- 


JAMES MCCLURE, JR., A, went on to 
graduate from West Point in 1946, and 
served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- 
until 1950. He went to the Univer- 
sity of Mississippi Law School in 1953. 
iceived his JD, and, outside of a stint 
i Mississippi State Senate from 1952- 
56, he has been practicing law ever since, 
currently in Sardis, Mississippi. 


ALLAN J. ENGLISH, A, went on to 
West Point and graduated in 1949. He 
served 30 years in the Army in a wide ar- 
ray of commands, seeing combat in Korea 
and Vietnam. He retired as a colonel and 
is now the owner/manager of an inde- 
pendent commercial real estate venture in 
Annapolis, Maryland. 



ROBERT M. GROW, A, is doing flight 
instruction and air charter at Airtrails in 
Salinas, California. His family is spread 
outall over the U.S.A. 

H. WYNN PEARCE, A, is Professor of 
Theatre at Saddleback College in Mission 
Viejo, California. He is doing some writ- 
ing and acting. He spends four months 
out of the year in Greece, and would like 
to hear the news of fellow classmates. 


FRANK M. PERRY, JR., A, went on to 
graduate from Annapolis and spent 12 
years in the Navy. He has been with la- 
galls Shipbuilding since 1962. Presently, 
he is vice president and general manager 
of their Industrial Products Division in 
Pascagoula, Mississippi. 


JOHN BRATTON, A, C'51, became the 
program coordinator (unit director) for 
CopCare's new stress center for short- 
term rehabilitation of psychiatric patients 
in the Franklin County Hospital at Win- 
chester, Tennessee. 

GEORGE W. PERRY, A, is the execu- 
tive vice president in charge of all 
tional operati 

is a professor of American history at Case 
Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 
He is the author of Southern Honor: Eth- 
ics and Behavior in the Old South, the 
first of a planned trilogy on honor in 

for Loffland Brother 


ELBERT NELSON, A, retired from the 
U.S. Air Force with the rank of Lt 
Colonel. Presently, he is Director of Fi 
nancial Aid at Delta State University ir 
Cleveland, Mississippi, and chairman of 


W. DOUGLAS BROWN, JR., A, is the 
district engineering manager for Employ- 
ers Insurance of Texas. He and his wife, 
Janie, and their two children, Lisa, and 
Wray, live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

TOM FERGUSON, A, is in the Foreign 
Service at the American Embassy in Bar- 
bados. He is the director of the Eastern 
Caribbean and responsible for the ten 
English-speaking Islands of the Eastern 

ville, South Carolina, has been named a 
member and chairman of the South Caro- 
lina Wildlife and Marine Resources Com- 
mission. The appointment was made by 
Gov. Dick Riley who said: "Billy Webster 
is an avid outdoorsman with a keen inter- 
est in all of our state's natural resources. 
I'm sure he will provide the same type of 
exceptional pergonal leadership for the 
Wildlife and Marine Resources Commis- 
sion as the late Drake Edens, whom he is 
succeeding." Webster is the president of 
Webster Service Stations, Inc. of Green- 
ville. He is a member of the Board of Di- 
rectors of Bankers Trust of South Caro- 
lina and the Litchfield C> 


is teaching AF JROTC at Parkersburg 
South High School in Parkersburg, West 
Virginia. He and his wife, Peggy, have 
three children, Mary Ellen, Katherine, 
and Charlie. 


er banking executive and is nc 
ployed as a business broker 


ROBERT W. BECK, A, is the English 
department chairman at Kokomo High 
School in Kokomo, Indiana. He and his 
wife, Patricia, have two children, Laure 
and Rob. 

A, and his wife, Manuela, and son. Marc, 
are stationed in Ely, England. 



RONALD G. KRING, A, and family live 
i Farmington Hills, Michigan. Ronald 
orks for the Ford Export Division in 
Parts Marketing. He travels 
South America. 


B.S. in biology and a master's degree in 
pulmonary physiology. Presently he is a 
registered respiratory therapist in private 
practice in Pascagoula, Mississippi. 

Exeter, New Hampshire, recently passed 
the New Hampshire bar examination. She 
holds a law degree from Loyola Univer- 
sity. Linda was also a delegate to the 
1982 convention of the Diocese of New 

FERD L. MOYSE, A. of Greenville, Mis- 
sissippi, has been awarded the profession- 
al insurance designation, chartered pro- 
perty casualty underwriter (CPCU). The 
American Institute for Property and Lia- 
bility Underwriters awards the designa- 
tion nationwide to those who complete a 
ten course program and meet rigid ethi- 
n', and experience require- 


PETER PAUL PRICE, A, is the assistant 
principal at the Zweibruecken American 
High School, a Department of Defense 
Dependents school, in Germany. He and 
his wife, Janet, have a three year old 
daughter named Jennifer. 




The Rev. Dr. H. N. Tragi!!; Jr. 

P. O. Box 343 

Sheridan, MT 59749 I i 




RICHARD L. POWERS, A, is director 
of Associated Psychiatric Services in New- 
ark, Delaware. He and his wife, Cary, 
have three children. In November, Rich- 
ard ran and completed the Philadelphia 
Independence Marathon in 3 hrs. and 30 



and CEO of Winford & Co., Inc., an inter- 
national reinsurance firm, and also CEO 
of Oxford Underwriting Agencies, Ltd., a 
reinsurance underwriting and financial 
management group in New York City. 


GEORGE ELDRED, A, C'77, is assis- 
tant manager of a photography shop in 
Arlington, Virginia. He is doing custom 
darkroom work and studying the carillon 
on the side. He received his Music Theory 
degree from the University of Kansas in 
19*T9. * 

C'76, and his wife, Rebecca, are presently 
working as exploration geologists for Tex- 
aco in the middle and far East. 


RUSSELL W. ELLIS, A, is currently a 
student at the University of Southern 
Mississippi and owner of Rareco, Inc., a 
real estate appraisal firm, arid New Wave 
Construction Co. He lives in Pass Chris- 

PAT FAY, A, is the purchasing manager 
for a building materials firm in Joplin, 
Missouri. He is still single. Any classmates 
who would like to write Pat can do so at 
2017 North Florida, Joplin, Missouri, 


ERIC MELTON, A, is a junior at the 
University of Oklahoma School of Jour- 
nalism. He is majoring in public relations. 

JOHN CHIPMAN, C, and his 
Ruth, have been married for 60 years. 
Ruth writes that John is hot well and has 
trouble walking but that his mind is clear. 
They live in Winchester, Massachusetts. 

'?1 7 

E, Hargrove 
24 Beckwith Terrace 
Rochester, NY 14610 

keeping active in Rochester, New York, 
as 'a securities dealer. He and his; 1 
Faye, have been married 58 years, Con- 


JACQUES P. ADOUE, A'18, C, and his 
brother, JULIEN B. ADOUE, JR., A'21, 
C'25, have given a new chapel at Trinity 
Church in Houston, Texas, in memory of 
their parents, JULIEN B. ADOUE, A'94, 
C'98, and Virginia Ritchie Adoue. 


mains active in retirement; Last October 
24 he delivered the sermon at the se 
of the Huguenot Society of South Caro- 
lina commemorating the 297th anr 
sary of the revocation of the Edict of 
Nantes. The service was held in th 
French Protestant (Huguenot) Church i 
Charleston, South Carolina, 

T'25, MA'29, writes that he observed his 
eighty-eighth birthday on January 16, 
and that his wife, Esther, is now eighty- 
three, and both are showing signs of age. 
They still live in a home (rented) and 
both do limited driving. He is tryin 
prepare a manuscript for a book about 
Jesus and hopes to have it published. 

in Sewanee in the fall for Homecoming. 
He says he is going to try and get back 
this fall. He noted the many changes sine 
he was a freshman in 1919, "All of thei 

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Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

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It was not lost upon many Sewanee observers of the Washington 
scene that the Democrats chose two Sewanee alumni to respond to 
President Reagan's recent State of the Union Address. Harry McPher- 
son, C49, now a Washington attorney, narrated a half-hour film on 
national television immediately after Reagan's address. "He had the 
right voice. The right appearance. No baggage. And he told a good 
story," Time magazine quoted Congressman Tony Coelho, chairman 
of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as saying. 

McPherson has held posts in the State Department and served as 
special counsel to President Johnson. 

Later retired Missouri Congressman Richard W. Boiling, C'37, 
leveled an articulate attack on Reagan that was aired on National 
Public Radio. Boiling decried the sad lack of statesmanship in the 
White House, a condition that he said has been all too conspicuous i 
recent presidencies. 


still practicing medicine at age 76 in Ken- 
sington, Maryland. He plans to retire next 

nd del 

. Mill.- 


John R- Crawf 
33 Boy View L 
Portland, ME C 

'OQ William C.Sc 
^^J 4518 Roland 

Dallas, TX 75219 

'Of} Ed Watson 
OKI Sewanee 1 

TN 37375 

DR. WILLIAM J. BALL, C, is still prac- 
ticing as a pediatric consultant in learning 
disabilities to schools in DuPage County 
id in Aurora. He says it is nice work, if 
ou can get it. His hobbies are eating, 
jading, writing, and, sometimes, photog- 
raphy and travel. He reports that Sewanee 



York) and so he has to go back to Sew 
and Charleston to see them. 
red at halftime of the Virginia-VMl 
game for his 46 years as an outstanding 
sports writer on the Richmond Times-Dis- 
patch Chauncey retired from the paper 
luary, 1977. 

JOHN E. SMITH, C, completed 25 years 
as a Postmaster. He and his wife, Mabel, 
have one son and two granddaughters. 

CHARLES E. THOMAS, C, retired Na- 
vy commander, former director of admis- 
sions at Sewanee, and a free-lance writer, 
has so many interests and avocations, 
even his friends may not know of them 
all. A note of thanks to Mr. Thoma 
cently appeared in the weekly bulletin of 
Christ Episcopal Church and Schoc 
Greenville, South Carolina, where he has 
been a member since 1965. The note 
called attention to a series of articles Mr. 
Thomas had written about the church 
building which were later printed in 
pamphlet. Since he was named church 
listoriographer in 1968, Mr. Thomas has 
inducted more than 200 tours of the 
church in cooperation with the Greenville 
iber of Commerce. Some tours have 
required interpreters in French, 
Spanish, and German, and, in one case, in 
ign language. The note concluded by say- 
lg; "Mr. Thomas, we are so grateful for 
our ministry in this place." Charles is al- 
j an advisory editor of the Sewanee 
'ews and is a wonderful correspondent 


R. Morey Hart 

1428 Lemhurst Drive 

Pensacola, FL 32507 

HARRY L. GRAHAM, C, has been re- 
tired from Bankers Life Co. since 1971. 
He has filled his time with travel and 
as the executive vice president of the 
local United Way in Joplin, Missouri. 


Julius French 
4435 Sarong Street 
Houston, TX 77096 

WOOD B. CARPER, JR., is retired and 
living with his wife, Eleanor, in Charles- 
, West Virginia. 


Reunion Chairman 
Edwin 1. Hatch 
3425 Wood Valley Rd. N. W. 
Atlanta, GA 39327 


The Rev. Edward H Harrison 
360 West Brainerd Street 
Pensacola, FL 32501 

A'31, C, is retired and living in Engle- 
wood, Colorado. He now has time for his 
garden and he and Doris eat everything 
they grow. He would love to hear from 
fellow classmates. 

Baton Rouge, LA 70806 

' Ory Augustus T. Graydon 
O/ 923 Calhoun Street 
Columbia, SC 29201 


ROBERT S. FAST, C, is living in re- 
tirement in Atchison, Kansas. He retired 
from Kansas Power and Light after 42 

'OQ Willie 

William Mann 

Box 32, B 
ee, TN 37375 

edwin m. Mcpherson, c, is still ac- 
tive in business. He does consulting work 
engineering and computer systems. He 
a member of the Board of Directors of 
the HTM Association and lives in Chester- 
, Missouri. 


The Rev. F. Newton Howden 
v Episcopal Church 
me, CT 06039 

RETT, C, T'59, and his wife, Ida Belle, 

e living in Iola, Kansas, where he is vicar 

; St. Timothy's. He also serves Calvary 
Church in Yates Center and is dean of the 
Southeast Convocation of the Diocese of 
sas. His son, William P., Jr., is an elec- 
1 engineer with NOAA in Boulder, 
Colorado, and his daughter, Ann (Mrs. 
Ezzeddine Hasni), RN. is an instructor in 
the Tunisian School of Nursing, Monas- 

■, Tunisia. 


and his wife, Mary, recently celebrated 
their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary by 
cruising in San Juan Islands, visiting Vic- 
toria, British Columbia, and returning to 
the Old England Inn where they spent 
their wedding trip twenty-five years ago! 
In July, 1982, Marshall became rector of 
St. John's Episcopal Church in Centralia, 

DR. JOHN C. GLOVER, C, single and 
living in El Toro, California, reports that 
he received his title about two years ago, 
is retired from teaching, and now takes 
freighter trips twice a year. He has spon- 
sored three young men from Jakarta, In- 
donesia, and has an adopted son from 

WALTER B. STEHL, C, has been a real 
estate broker and appraiser for the past 
27 years. He is vice president of Strole 
Realty Co., Inc., in Hagerstown, Mary- 


Park H. Owen 

Dobson & Johnson, Inc. 

Suite 1800 

One Commerce Place 

Nashville, TN 37239 

Jacksonville, FL 32201 

vicar at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in 
Monument, Colorado. In January he took 
a Bible tour of Israel. Recently, he re- 
ceived the National Church's St. George 
Medal for his 49 years of service to the 
Boy Scouts. 

JAMES L. WILLIAMS, C, is president 
of Williams Engineering Co., which deals 
with refrigeration design and installation 
of refrigeration systems. He plans to re- 
turn with wife Marjorie to Sewanee in the 
fall to celebrate his 40th reunion. 


Roy Strainge 

1918 Funston Street 

Hollywood, FL 33020 

J. (JACK) A. G1ESCH, C, has been with 
E.R. Squibb and Sons for the past 34 
years. He is looking forward to retirement 
in the next year or so. He lives in Lea- 
wood, Kansas. 

ROY STRAINGE, C, will end a 30 year 
career in banking in May when he leaves 
the Barnett Bank. For the past 26 years 
he has been with Barnett's Hollywood, 
Florida, Bank. Ok, classmates, now is the 
time to get your loan. 

from the National Guard on September 1 
after serving almost 40 years in the mili- 
tary. Recently, he was named a colonel 
and aide-de-camp on Governor Lamar 
Alexander's staff and received the Ten- 
nessee National Guard Distinguished Serv- 
ice Medal. 

residing in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with 
his wife, Mary, was looking forward t 
trip to Florida in February and a chance 
to see his old roommate, GRAHAM 
BARR, C'49, and to play some golf with 
him. He also was expecting to see other 
Sewanee friends on his trip south 
Charleston, South Carolina, Naples and 
Palm Beach, Florida. He has three mar- 
ried daughters (two of them stepdaugh- 
ters) and three grandchildren.. .all healthy 
and thriving. He was sorry that he 
couldn't get to the reunion of the Class of 
1947 in the fall. 

Memphis has a novelist in the family. His 
wife, Louise Wilbourn Collier, has written 
Pilgrimage: A Tale of Old Natchez, which 
was published February 4 by St. Luke' 
Press of Memphis. Pilgrimage is the novel 
ized story of the Walworths of Natchez 
and of their gracious home, The Burn. 
Mrs. Collier is the great-great granddaugh- 
ter of John Walworth, the progenitor of 
the family who built The Burn in 1832. 
The house itself, a showplace on tht 
nuaJ Natchez pilgrimage, is now o\ 
by Natchez Mayor Tony Byrne, who 
maintains the house as a hotel. Johnn: 
Collier apparently continues unflustered 
as vice-president of the insurance firm of 
James D. Collier & Company of Memphis 
PAUL M. HAWKINS, JR., C, is presi- 
dent of the Fox Valley Board of Realtors. 
He and his wife, Rosalie, live in Geneva, 

Memphis. TN 38104 

JAMES R. CARDEN, C, is observing his 
iventy-fifth anniversary with SPORTS 
ILLUSTRATED Magazine, starting with 
in New York City in 1958 and sub- 
sequently moving to Chicago for eight 
and then to St, Louis, where he and 
his wife, Mary, have lived for the last 
urteen years. He invites anyone visiting 
St. Louis who would like to play a golf 
me at the Bellerive Country Club 
■e him a call at (314) 863-5105. 

ROY BASCOM, C, is retiring in June. 
He and his wife. Dot, plan to reside i 
Gulfport, Mississippi. 

taken a great leap across the continental 
United States. Formerly the rector of the 
Church of the Resurrection in Green- 
wood, South Carolina, he is now recto 
St. Francis's Church in Green Valley, 


'.chard B. Doss 
723 Indian Circle 
TX 77057 

DAVID H. COREY, C, is now retired a 
er a lifetime of working in the transpor- 
ation industry. He worked both with 


railroads and later with trucking firms. He 
and his wife, Mary, live in Stow, Ohio. 

PARKER ENWRIGHT, C, was certified 
as an Alcoholism Specialist and Counselor 
in October of 1982. 

C, is rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
and headmaster of their day school. He 
and his wife, Mariette, live in Kansas City, 


George W. Hopper 
2418 Prudential Plaza 
1050 17th Street 
Denver, CO 80265 

former president of the Sewanee Club of 
Greenville, South Carolina, has been 
elected secretary of the Vestry at Christ 
Church in Greenville. He is president of 
Colonial Company, Inc., a real estate 

JOHN BRATTON, A'47, C, has been 
appointed program coordinator of the 
Comprehensive Care Corporation, the 
Stress Center for Psychiatric Rehabili- 
m which recently opened in the 
Franklin County Hospital in Winchester. 

has become the rector of St. Bartholo- 
mew's Church in Florence, Alabama. 

CYRUS F. SMYTHE, C, is a professor 
at the University of Minnesota and presi- 
dent of Labor Relations Associates, a 
consulting firm located in Minneapolis. 


presently the laboratory supervisor and 

chief medical technologist for Connecti- 

General Life Ins. Co., in Hartford. 


R. Andrew (Andy) Duncan 
100 Madison Street Building 
Suite 203 
Tampa, FL 33602 

T. RONALD SCHWEER, C, along with 
professor ALAN P. BELL, C'62, is writ- 
ing a book about the varie 
in the field of psychotherapy he has 
in his past 33 years in that field. 

' C Q Robert J. Boylston 
DO 2106 Fifth Street, West 
Palmetto, FL 33561 

BOYNTON, C, T'68, is rector of St. 
James' Church in Dundee, Illinois. He is 
also the dean of the Elgin Deanery and a 
member of the Diocesan Council. 

ROBESON S. MOISE, C, is the liaison 
officer for Saudi Arabian Civil Aviation. 
In his spare time he works on his Ph.D. in 
education. He lives in Kansas City, Mis- 


The Rev. W. Gilbert Dent III 

35 Talluah Drive 
Greenville, SC 29605 

Colhoun's Church 

ports that his wife, Peg, died suddenly 
this past April. In November he noted the 

yenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination 

i the priesthood. He has been rector of 
St. Luke's Church, South Glastonbury, 
Connecticut, for over thirteen years. He is 
serving as consultant in Christian educa- 
i for the Diocese of Connecticut at the 
Paul Vieth Center at the Yale Divinity 
School in New Haven. 

LAKE, C, is now the rector of St. Luke's 

l the Lake Episcopal Church in Austin, 

An Act of Quiet Compassion 

The following article is reprinted 
from the Communicant of the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina. The author. 
Genie Carr, is a staff writer for the 
Winston-Salem Sentinel, is a senior 
warden of St. Anne's Church in 
Winston-Salem, and was one of the 
volunteers involved in the project 
she describes. The Rev. E. Dudley 
Colhoun, Jr., C'SO, rector of St 
Paul's Church, is a member of the 
University 's Board of Regen ts. 

by Genie Carr 

Mr. Thrift is restless tonight. From 
the middle of the long, dark hall- 
way, silhouetted by the bright red 
exit light, his slight figure bobs 
slowly among the sleeping bodies as 
he makes his way forward. He's 
looking for some conversation. 
Mr. Thrift would like a smoke, 
too, but he knows the rules of this 
shelter: no smoking, no eating, no 
drinking, no fighting-just resting, 
out of the cold, on a vinyl-covered 
pallet on the floor of the education- 
al building of St. Paul's Episcopal 

Eighteen other "street people" - 
all men, as it happens, although wo- 
men are welcome - join Mr. Thrift 
this cold November night. St. Paul's 
is the first of a number of the 
downtown churches of Winston- 
Salem which have agreed to take 
turns providing shelter in cold 
weather for homeless people. 

The program, which will continue 
through March, provides only a 
place to lie down inside and a bath- 
It's not particularly cold tonight; 
the predicted low should hit the 
forties. But a half-dozen guests are 
already huddled near the entrance 
thirty minutes before the door 
opens at 8 o'clock. They nod affa- 
bly to the volunteers, four men and 
a woman, who enter bringing their 
own pillows and blankets. 

The volunteers have a large class- 
room and cots for the evening. 

Their section and the guests' are 
separated by a temporary chicken- 
wire gate; volunteers are told to go 
into the guests' hallway only two at 
a time, and one volunteer is to stay 
near the telephone. The police 
know about the program and are 
delighted. When they find someone 
who needs shelter in the middle of 
the night, the officers call ahead 
and provide escort. 

The rules, with their scary intima- 
tions, are to be strictly enforced - 
if a fight starts, for instance, every- 
one has to leave immediately. In 
three weeks there has been very 
little trouble, although police have 
had to remove a few particularly ag- 
gressive drunks. There will be no 
trouble this evening. . . only Mr. 
Thrift, looking to talk. 

Like the others, Mr. Thrift is too 
thin and none too clean . He is so- 
ber, unlike many of the men. Most 
wear ragged clothes-few own more 
than an old suit jacket for warmth. 
Pockets are grimy, cuffs are torn. 

A young white man with a silvery 
jacket and clean long hair nods to 
Dale McMillin, the volunteer ready 
to search him. Yes, he knows the 
rules. He is quiet and his eyes are 
slightly glazed. 

Some of the men let McMillin and 
another volunteer, Bob Turner, 
both of St. Paul's take their belong- 
ings away in manila envelopes for 
safekeeping. Mr. Thrift's envelope 
bulges with maps and other papers, 
and another bundle holds his carton 
of cigarettes and his radio. 

A man enters on crutches, walking 
painfully and slowly; another guest 
gets him a pallet and asks where he 
wants it placed. A policeman arrives 
with another transient, although it's 
still the regular check-in time; the 
officer has brought him from the 
hospital, where he has been treated 
for an epileptic seizure. 

Tyson Swain of St. Paul's, the 
evening's team captain, puts the 
new arrival's pallet at the end of the 
hall near the volunteers. The man 
eases himself down and after mak- 
ing sure the volunteers know which 

hospital he wants to be taken to if 
he has another seizure in the night, 
he falls asleep with some wriggling 
and some conversation with him- 
self. He will have a quiet night. 

About 10 o'clock, the Rev. E. 
Dudley Colhoun, Jr., St. Paul's Rec- 
tor, comes downstairs after a bap- 
tism class to greet the volunteers. 
He and the Rev. George H Glazier, 
assistant rector, have been in charge 
of the program for the church and 
have worked with the program's 
leaders to allay the neighborhood's 
fears about the street people in its 

Mr. Thrift has noted Colhoun's ar- 
rival. "Was that the preacher?" he 
asks Swain a while later. "I'd like to 
talk to the preacher." 

"He's gone now. Why don't you 
try to get some sleep?" Swain says 
quietly . 

The deep silence of the building is 
interrupted by occasional snores, a 
rasping cough, some early-evening 
conversation, until a voice from the 
dark tells the talkers to shut up. 
Wafting over transients and volun- 
teers alike is the nose-wrinkling 
smell of unwashed bodies and dirty 
clothes, and a pervasive feeling of 
exhaustion. At the 6:30 a.m. lighte- 
on, men struggle to rearrange their 
clothes and sort their belongings 
back into the pockets of pants and 

They stack their pallets along the 
wall without being asked and many 
thank the volunteers as they check 
out into the chilly morning. 

Mr. Thrift straightens his jacket, 
makes some conversation, gathers 
his bundles and leaves. Now he can 
have his smoke, make his rounds, 
and wait until tonight to gather 
with the other street people at the 
shelter. No eating, no drinking, no 
smoking, no fighting, on a thick 
mat in a cinder-block hallway. 

The volunteers gather their be- 
longings, too. Slightly bleary-eyed 
from a night spent on a strange cot, 
interrupted by two-hour shifts of 
caring wakefulness, they leave to 
prepare for their own day. 

CONUT CARLING III, C, has a new 
wife and a new job. He is now managing 
director of Intergroup Marketing and Pro- 
motions in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 

The word from EMMETT LUCAS, JR., 
C, is that his book publishing business, 
Southern History Press, Inc., is flourish- 
ing despite the nation's economic woes. 
With computer assistance, the firm ex- 
panded its listings froni about 250 titles 
to more than 850. Emmett was also ac- 
cepted as a member of the North Carolina 
Society of the Cincinnati. He continues 

to garden extensively and with his son, 
LaBruce, "Moose," enjoys hunting and 
fishing. Emmett, Jr., C'84, is pursuing a 
degree in chemistry and has his sights on 
graduate work in chemical engineering. 
Em won the I. Croom Beatty Prize in or- 
ganic chemistry this past year. 


The Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. 
6330 Ellenwood 
St. Louis, MO 63105 

JAMES L. GORE, C, is a self-employed 
management consultant specializing in 
physical distribution. He, his wife, Carol, 

and their two daughters live in Naperville, 

featured in a November article in the 
Nashville Tennessean. The article recount- 
ed tales of the incredible life of "Killer 
Diller, the Nashville Thriller" and tri 
the very successful rise of his Mid-South 
Wire Corporation. Mid-South is the larg- 
est independent wire manufacturer in 
Southeast and the second largest in 

JOHN R. PONTIUS, C, is employed at 
the National Archives and active in Capi- 
tol Hill community and city affairs. He 
and his wife, Ruth, have one son, Nichol- 
as William, born July 3, 1974. 



his wife, Stephanie, live in Carmarillo, 

California, where Al is continuing as rec- 

■ of St. Columba's Episcopal Church. 

They have been there since 1970 and love 

. They have one daughter in college and 

ne son in high school. If you are ever 

driving up Highway 101 from Los Angel- 

> Santa Barbara he asks you to please 

stop by and visit for a few minutes. 

CLAUDE WOESSNER, C, retired as the 

vice president of the Federal Reserve 

Bank in San Francisco. He and his wife, 

Dorthy, live in Novato, California. 

Mobile, AL 36608 

WALTER G. BARNES, C, was recently 
elected to the Board of Trustees of Bap- 
Medical Centers of Birmingham by 
the Birmingham Baptist Association. He 
esident of Insurance and Investment 
Consultants, Inc. of Birmingham. Previ- 
usly, he was basketball and track coach 
tSamford University. 

Walter G. Barnes 

WILLIAM SIBLEY, C, is a brother in 
the Order of the Holy Cross. He has been 
i the Order since 1966. Presently, he is a 
lember of the Council of the Order of 
the Holy Cross, and a mission preacher, 
I retreat and conference conductor in 

RICHARD B. WELCH, C, is leading a 
busy life. In addition to being an ortho- 
pedic surgeon in clinical practice and in a 
teaching capacity, he is president of the 
Western Orthopedic Association, "North- 
California chapter; chairman of the 
Committee on Education Programming of 
American Academy of OrtRSpedle 
Surgeons and counselor to the American 
Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He 
ves in San Francisco, California, with his 
fife, Elizabeth, and their four children. 


Thomas M. Black 

1 507 Saunders Aveni 

Madison, TN 37115 

't there are any other Sewanee gradu- 
an Cape Cod or in the Boston area? 
He, and his wife, Ruth Ann, live in East 
Harwich, Massachusetts, and Tony is still 
nmercial fisherman who occasionally 
attacks his typewriter. (See TIME maga- 
p. 20, Aug. 27, 1979). He says he 
makes national predictions too, but 
I't get paid for them. He has two 
daughters. Valerie is a junior at West Vir- 
ginia University and Lisa, a freshman at 

Marshall University. 

joined TPM International, an em; 

DAVID EVETT, C, and his wife, Mari- 
anne, live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. His 
brothers, Doug, C'60, and Stu, C'62, 
have, in his own words, "converted me to 
trout fishing, but I remain faithful to 
English Literature, especially Shake- 
speare, and good talk." 

KIRKMAN FINLAY, JR., C, recently 
announced plans to seek re-election to a 
second four-year term as mayor of Co- 
lumbia, South Carolina. Elected to the 
Columbia City Council in 1974 and as 
mayor in 1978, Mayor Fintay cited 
achievements and progress of the city and 
his desire to carry forward programs he 
has begun. 

leary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 
One State Street Plaza 
New York, NY 10004 

JOHN G. HORNER, C, is the officer in 
charge of the Elbridge Office Merchants 
National Bank and Trust in Syracuse, 
New York. He also is the president of the 
Free Library and chairman of the Oven- 
daga County Reaching Out to Serve the 
Elderly. He received the "Community 
Service Award" from the Greater El- 
bridge Chamber of Commerce in 1962. 

former curate of All Saints' Church in 
Mobile, Alabama, has been installed as 
vicar of the Church of the Redeemer in 

EDMUND B. STEWART, C, retired 
from the Air Force in 1980 and is now 

for the Department of Defense in Wash- 
ington, D.C. His daughter, Laura Kather- 
ine, transferred to Sewanee in 1982 from 
the University of Maryland and will grad- 
uate from Sewanee in 1984. His wife is 
the former Carolina Waring, daughter of 
Anita and , Thomas R. Waring, C'25. 


Howard W. Harrison, Jr. 

6 South 20th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103 

joined the staff of Trinity Church in 
Staunton, Virginia, as associate rector. A- 
mong his other duties, he will be in 
charge of the parish's music program. 

HUGH GELSTON, C, is a teacher, bas- 
ketball coach, and athletic director at 
Boys' Latin School in Baltimore, Mary- 
land. He has been at the school for the 
past 18 years. 

CHARLES S. JOSEPH, C, celebrated his 
20th year with E.I. DuPont Co. in 1982. 
He is in Wilmington, Delaware. 

PAUL T. (TED) LEEPER, C, and his 
wife, Sharon, are living in Glendora, Cali- 
fornia. Ted was recently promoted to re- 
gional sales manager of the Western Re- 
gion for Lyon Metal Products, Inc. His re- 
sponsibilities include sales of the com- 
pany's automated storage systems and 
controls throughout the western United 
States including Alaska and Hawaii. 

ployed by the Monsanto Company as 
a manager of sales for U.S. Export 
Products in Ballwin, Missouri. 


GROVER E. JACKSON, C, graduated 
from the Air War College in May, 1982, 
and was promoted colonel in June of the 
same year. Presently he is the Command- 
er of the U.S. European Command De- 
fense Analysis Center near Stuttgart, Ger- 
many. He and his wife, Anita, have two 
children, Garrett and Paige. 

FRANK C. JONES, C, moved from 
Birmingham, Alabama, to Edmond, Okla- 
homa, to become president and CEO of 
Globe Life and Accident Insurance -Co., 
the largest insurance company in Okla- 

HAST, C, and his wife, Mary, have three 
children, Joshua, Julia, and Andrew, and 
are expecting their fourth in May. He is 
currently teaching creative writing at Har- 
vard, but is joining the faculty at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan as an associate profes- 
sor in September. He plans to continue to 
review books for Sewanee Review, The 
New York Times Book Review, etc. His 
fourth book of poetry, Our Flag Was Still 
There, will be published in January, 

ROBERT L. BROWN, C, of Little 
Rock, was elected trustee of the Univer- 
sity of the South at the recent Arkansas 
diocesan convention. 

STEWART CONNOR, C, and his wife, 
Sarah, are now living in England in the 
Yorkshire area. Classmates are urged to 
drop by for a visit. 

We have two recent messages about 
One is that he is fleet judge advocate for 
the Sixth Fleet and stationed in Gaeta, 
Italy. The other is that he has made three 
trips to Beirut, Lebanon, during the latest 
war in that country. He assisted with the 
PLO evacuation, he helped with a Leban- 
ese Army training program, and he was 
involved in work on legal affairs. 

C, is rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
in Waco, Texas. Recently he was elected a 
trustee of the Episcopal Theological Sem- 
inary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. 

is vicar of Trinity Church, River Falls, 
Wisconsin. He serves as chairman of the 
Long Range Planning committee of the 

Diocese of Eau Claire, is a member of th 
standing committee, a member of the Di 
ocesan Endowment Committee, am 
chairman of the College Division of th- 
diocese. His wife, Evelyn, is a medica 
technologist employed at the University 
of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, 
working in cancer research. 


The Rev. M. L. Agnew, Jr. 
Christ Episcopal Church 
118 South B6is D'Arc Ave. 
Tyler, TX 75702 

been practicing Ophthalmology for the 
past five years in Broken Arrow, Oklaho- 
ma. He is president-elect of the local Ro- 
tary Club. He and his wife, Maureen, plan 
to attend Rotary International Conven- 
tion this summer in Toronto, Canada. Se- 
wanee Alumni please drop by. 

MICHAEL D. MARTIN, C, who has a 
law practice in Lakeland, Florida, is chair- 
man of the board of. the Lakeland Area 
Chamber of Commerce. Also a past presi- 
dent of the Polk County Trial Lawyers 
Association, he is listed in the current 
Who's Who in America. 

and his wife, BETTY ANN ROCKWELL, 
C'76, have a son, Bernard Jefferson, born 
September 5, 1982. 

his Chartered Financial Consultant diplo- 
ma and professional certification from 
the American College in Bryn Mawr, 
Pennsylvania, in October of 1982. 

ROBERT H. CASS, C, and his wife, 
Donna, have a son, Joshua Austin, born 
June 16, 1982. Robert is now coordina- 
tor of the Management Department at 
Virginia Wesleyan College and is working 
on his Ph.D. at Old Dominion University. 

cently-^left Holy Comforter Episcopal 
Church in Sumter, South Carolina, where 
he was rector, to take up a new ministry 
at Cow Head, Newfoundland. Writing a- 
bout his new position, he said: "The par- 
ish of Cow Head runs along forty miles of 
northern coastline in the Diocese of West- 
ern Newfoundland..,. The parish contains 
seven points of churches. The duties are 
somewhat akin to those of a circuit 

This crew of Sewanee ATOs is enjoying a reunion held last August in 
Walker's Cay in the Bahamas, Standing behind Talbott Cooper, C'63, 
are Warren Lott, C'63; Whit Sadler, C'63; Bob Brown, C'63; Ned 
Moore, C'61, and Gerry DeBlois, C'63. 

At the Forefront 
in Radiometry Research 

Despite the attention given to the weather, television forecasters ad- 
mit to being accurate less than half the time even in the American 
heartland. Predicting weather movements over the oceans is even 
trickier, but new microwave technology is putting meteorologists a 
step closer to being a step ahead of hurricanes, typhoons, and other 
less fearsome weather systems. 

At the forefront of this new technology is Tom Wilheit, C'63. Tom 
heads a ten-member microwave research team for the National Aero- 
nautics and Space Administration at Goddard Space Flight Center in 
Maryland. Almost all of the nation's research in microwave radiome- 
try is being conducted by the NASA team. Their instruments, differ- 
ing from radar /measure microwave radiation found in nature. 

For several years Wilheit and his colleagues have been experiment- 
ing with the use of microwave radiometry in mapping rainfall and 
temperatures*, particularly over the oceans. These experiments, using 
aircraft and satellites, offer the greatest promise for determining the 
development and movement of weather systems. 

Part of the new knowledge of weather science is that hurricanes will 
not develop and grow over water that is not at least eighty degrees 
fahrenheit, Wilheit said, and only microwave technology allows accu- 
rate all-weather measurement of ocean temperatures. 

NASA used this same technology in its 1972 Nimbus Five project 
of mapping the sea ice in polar regions. This satellite is still collecting 
data from the Artie ten years after it was launched. Other projects 
have been gathering data on snow cover, soil measure, and wind 
speed over the oceans. 

Tom entered Sewanee in 1959 after completing high school in 
Gainesville, Georgia. In addition to his pursuit of math and physics, 
he taught swimming and lettered in wrestling. He was a member of 
Delta Tau Delta. 

He became president of the physics honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma. 
He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and shortly before graduation was 
named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow to pursue graduate work in phys- 
ics. That opportunity took him to Washington University where he 
received an M.A. in 1967. 

Tom's pursuit of graduate work carried him to MIT on a National 
Science Foundation Grant. His interests had changed from plasma 
physics to radio astronomy. Eventually he turned the radio waves 
away from the stars and focused them on the earth in his first exper- 
iments related to weather research. By using a high-altitude balloon, 
which ascended to 135,000 feet, Tom did an atmospheric tempera- 
ture profile, and with the data, he completed his Ph.D. thesis in 

Soon afterward he joined NASA at the Goddard Center. By using 
applied radio astronomy, he began to develop new instruments for 
weather satellites, and he became NASA's principal investigator of 
the uses of electrically scanned microwave radiometers. The equip- 
ment was used on two satellites, including the Nimbus Five, sent into 
orbit more than ten years ago. 

Far more experiments have been done from aircraft. Using micro- 
wave instruments, Wilheit has flown into hurricanes and has traveled 
with his test to Africa, Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska. This month 
he is traveling to Gander in Newfoundland and to Bermuda and Bar- 
bados, conducting atmospheric water-vapor profiles. He has lectured 
in India, and in 1974, when President Nixon initiated an exchange 
agreement with the Soviet Union, he presented a paper in Leningrad. 

More recently Tom's experiments have been concentrated on the 
development of better instruments and techniques for use in satel- 
lites. — _ 

When not at the Goddard Center or scouting weather systems, Tom 
spends a lot of time at his home on thirty-four acres of land only a 
half-hour's drive from Goddard. He is a wrestling coach for young- 
sters six to fifteen years old in a community athletic association. 
They compete in a county-sponsored wrestling league. .When time 

permits, Tom enjoys working on cars and a motorcycle in his garage 
at home. 

He and his wife, Mary Catherine, who is the daughter of Professor 
and Mrs. Charles Cheston of Sewanee, have a twelve-year-old son, 

Thomas III. 

rider.... The people are 
simple fisher folk. Many c 
usually take for granted it 
life... seem to be quite 


' the things we 
a struggle for 


i .M. ,-kIl. 

Jackson, Mississippi. 

a physician in Indianola, Mississippi. He 
and his wife, Barbara, have five chil- 
from fourteen years 



promoted to principal accounting officer 
and controller of Media General, a diversi- 
fied communications company in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, in December of 1982. 

ROBERT E. STANFORD, C, was mar- 
ried on December 4, 1982. to Janet Lee 
Zicarelli in Montgpmery, Alabama. They 
reside in Birmingham. 


John Day Peake, Jr. 
159 Roberts Street 
Mobile, AL 36604 

DAVID K. BROOKS, JR., C, has been 
elected to a two-year term on the board 
of directors of the American Mental 
Health Counselors' Association. David 
should receive his Ph.D. in counseling 
from the University of Georgia this sum- 

JACK GORDON, JR., C, bought and re- 
modeled his family home which was built 
in 1902 in Claremore, Oklahoma. He sees 
"CHD?" LANGLEY, C'67, and his family 
occasionally . 

FRANK A. GREEN, C, married Amelia 
German at St. John's Cathedral in Jack- 
sonville, Florida, on October 2, 1982. 
Frank continues to serve his writing ap- 
prenticeship and teaches part-time. 

C, was recently the subject of a very nice 
article in Southwestern Today, the alum- 
ni magazine for Southwestern in Mem- 
phis. Mark teaches economics there, and 
received the 1982 Clarence Day Award 
for Outstanding Teaching. 

recently appointed vice president of Cark- 
huff Associates in McLean, Virginia, 
Carkhuff is a management consulting firm 
specializing in developing human produc- 
tivity programs for the aerospace indus- 

contract manager with VanLandingham 
Lumber Co., in Starkville, Mississippi. 
. JOSEPH C. WEBB, C, is a senior vice 
president for Citizens and Southern 
National Bank of Atlanta and was fea- 
tured in a C&S advertisement published 
recently in several publications, including 
Business Week. 

rently a CPA in Oakland, California. He 
and his wife, Susan, have one child, Mi- 
chelle, age 5. 


Peterson Cavert 
First Mortgage Company 
Box 1280 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 

rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 
and dean of the Providence Deanery of 
the Diocese of Rhode Island. 

the chief pilot for All Properties, Inc., an 
industrial and commercial development 
firm in Oklahoma and Colorado. If you 
look up in the air and see a King Air 100, 
it might be Bill. 

THOMAS H. PRICE, C, is a pediatrician 
in Starkville, Mississippi. He and his wife, 
Sondra, have two children, Rachel and 


C, and his wife, Elizabeth, have a baby 
daughter, Claire Ruth Sheller, born Oct 
ber 25. Their son, James, is now three 
years old. 

DOUG STIRLING, C, just finished his 
term as president of the Dioces 
sippi) Standing Committee. He 
uty to the General Convention in New 
Orleans this past fall and plans I 
Sewanee this summer attending his fourth 
Pioneer Camp. 

of the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency in Washington, D.C., representee 
the United States at the annual meeting 
of the Civil Defense Committee of NATO 
in Brussells, Belgium, early in Octobei 
associate director of FEMA, Lee manages 
a wide range of programs, from earth- 
quake hazard reduction and disaster relief 
to the Civil Defense Program. He lives at 
13185 Putnam Circle in Woodbridge, Vir- 
ginia, within easy commuting distance of 
his Washington office. 


Themas S. Rue 

24 Ryan Avenue 
Mobile, AL 36607 

Reunion Chairman 
Charlie Gignilliat 
234 Thompson Place 
Gainesville, GA 30501 

LEVON AVDOYAN, C, was appointed 
reference librarian for Greek, Latin and 
Classical Studies at the Library of Con- 
gress in July, 1982. In December, 1982, 
he was named the recommending officer 
for the same field for the Library of Con- 
gress collections. Last February he gi 
graduate seminar in the Departmen 
Middle East Languages and Culture 
Columbia University on "The History of 
the Province of Taron by Zenob Glaketsi 
and its Historical Milieu." 

GEORGE K. EVANS, JR., C, and his 
wife, Christian, have a second child, Da- 
vid Baldwin, born August 9, 1982. 
George is practicing law in Charlotte with 
the firm of Cansler, Lockhart and Young. 

J. ROBERT HAGLER, C'68, is a r 
ber of the Order of the Holy Cross. He 
was ordained to the deaconate in October 
in Loudon, Tennessee. He also conducted 
a quiet day retreat at the Church of the 
Good Shepherd on Lookout Moun 
Tennessee, and a presentation of "The 
Christian Life In Prayer and Worship" at 
Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, in October. 

EDWARD V. HECK, C, has been pro- 
moted to associate professor of political 
science at the University of New Orleans. 

R. PARKER MCRAE, JR., C, is practic 
ing internal medicine in Peoria, Illinois 
He and Ellen have a son, John Andrew 

CAPT. DAVID C. LULL, C, is assistai 
director of the Alcohol Rehabilitate 
Service at the Wiesbaies Regional Medical 
Center in West Germany. He and his wi 
Marsha, have a son, Benjamin, bom Si 
tember, 1982. 

JOHN L. PICTON, C, and his wi 
Rena, have had their fourth (count'e 
folks) child, Jeffrey, born December 19, 
1982. That makes two boys and 

LARRY THOMPSON, C, and his wife, 
Judith, have a six month old girl, Jenni- 
fer, born August 17, 1982. They live i 
Centro, California. 


: McCallie School in Chattanooga, Ten- 
fsee. His wife is the former Langdon 
Lytle, daughter of Andrew Lytle. 

moved from the Kingdom of Tonga and is 
now in the process of starting a Peace 
Corps program in Haiti. He, his wife, 
, and their two year old daughter, 
Jennifer, are now living in Port-au-Prince, 

JAMES GUBLEMAN, C, now heads up 
a company called WINDIGO which deals 
in hightech architecture, soft ware serv- 
for educational institutions, and re- 
cti and development. Some of his cus- 
iers are Reader's Digest, AT&T and 
;t recently the sailing ship "Defend- 
1 Jim's company designed all of the 
graphics right down to the crew's uni- 
forms for the America's Cup 12 meter 

P. RICK MOSES, C, is now living in 
Windham, New Hampshire, with his wife, 
tie, and their two children, Rich 
works for Duracell International and has 
i side businesses of his own: a Christ- 
i tree plantation and a rubber art- 
stamp business. 

second son, William Allen, born June 6, 
1982, in Montgomery, Alabama. 

RONALD E. TOMLIN, C, is a certified 
records manager with the Division of Rec- 
ords Management in Jackson, Mississippi. 
He is the director of the Department of 
Archives and History. 


Jock Tonissen 

201 S. College St., Suite 1600 

Charlotte, NC 28244 

Jesse Wo mack 

236 Blue Bonnet 

San Antonio, TX 78209 

JOHN S. GAGE, C. is self-employed as 

industrial and interior designer. He is 

gle and living in New York City. 


rector of the Church of the Good 

Shepherd in Canajoharie, New York, and 

the Church of the Holy Cross in Ft. 

;, New York. He is also missioner to 

the Deaf in the Diocese of Albany and 

producer of "Signs of Silence," a WRGB 

television show. 


rife, Cynthia, are proud to announce 

the arrival of their second child, Joseph 

m, on September 22, 1982. 

BRAD WHITNEY, C, is living in Chica- 

linois. He is still single and writes 

that he misses the Mountain. 

KENNETH P. EZELL, JR., C, is prac- 
ticing law with the firm of Bone and 
Woods in Nashville, Tennessee. 

FRANK J. FAILLA, JR., C, is the 
proud father of a little girl, Emily Jane, 
bom on March 6, 1982. 

ried Alice Paylor last November in the 
Church of St. Jude in Walterboro, South 
Carolina. He is president of Fishburne 
and Company, while his bride, a law grad- 
ate of the University of South Carolina, 
practicing with a firm in Charleston. 
They are making their home in Charles- 

THE REV. LUIS LEON, C, has become 
r of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 
Paterson, New Jersey. 

DENNIS P. SENIFF, C, and his wife. 
Celia, have a baby girl, Juliet Bonner, 
born September 27. Dennis is an associate 
professor of Spanish at Michigan State 

DR. THOMAS SMITH, A'66. C, in addi- 
tion to his regular medical practice, is 
medical director of COPCARE's new care 
unit for alcohol and drug rehabilitation in 
the Franklin County Hospital at Winches- 


Pendleton (Penn) Rogers 
Windels, Marx, Davies, & Ives 
1701 Penn Ave. N.W.. Suite 94 
Washington, DC 20006 

BROCKTON BROWN, C, and his wife, 
Nancy, live in Houston and are soon to be 
(or already are) parents. 

E. N. BURSON, C, is patient coordina- 
tor and stress management consultant for 
the Nashville Pain and Stress Clinic. 

DAVID PRANTZ, C, is doing a cardio- 
vascular & thoracic surgery residency at 
the University of Wisconsin in Madison, 

led ELIZABETH TURPIT, C'75, in New 
York City on January 22, 1982. Herbert 
consultant to the film program at the 
>um of Modern Art. Liz is associate 
registrar at the Brooklyn Museum. 

,r TQ Reunion Chairman 
/ \JJohnD. Peebles 
1410 Dauphin St. 
Mobile, AL 36604 

wife, Susan, have a second son, Thaddeus 
Exton Smith Daniel, born October 17. 
Josiah is a trustee from the Diocese of 
Northwest Texas, and resides in Amarillo. 

JEFF HARTZER, C, is now living in Ta- 
coma, Washington, in a 72-year-old house 
he has named "Chaos West." He is writing 
and is very happy. 

still living in Wilmington, Delaware, with 
his wife. Sue, and daughter, Katie, and 
working for the Clinical Systems Division 
of the DuPont Company as a develop- 
ment biochemist. 

PETER L1NSLEY, C, is completing his 
post-doctoral training in molecular gene- 
at the Hospital for Sick Children at 
the University of Toronto. He and his 
rife, Leslie, are the parents of a baby 
boy, Jeremy William Stobin Linsley, born 
January 12, 1983. 

THOMAS MOTTL, C, is engaged to 
Heidi Tyler. They will be married this 
summer and live in Taos, New Mexico. 

ing on his Ph.D. in Theatre while teaching 
acting at the University of Colorado in 

ERIC P. TEETER, C, has opened a new 
business, Brown, Teeter, and Company., a 
professional business consulting firm spe- 
:ializing in the management of medical 
ind dental professional practices. Those 
wishing to write to Eric may do so at 
10414 Osprey Drive, Pineville, North Car- 
olina, 28134. 


n R. Tilson, Jr. 
Southern Naturol Gas Co. 
P. O. Box 2563 
Birmingham, AL 35202 

WILLIAM COPPEDGE, C, is a vice pres- 
ident in the mortgage-backed securities 
division of Oppenheimer and Co. in Chi- 
cago, Illinois. 

ployed at the BDM Corporation, a de- 
e-diplomatic "Think Tank" in Mc- 
Lean, Virginia. He is presently working 
his Ph.D. in political science at 
Georgetown University. 

PATRICK B. FENLON, C, is now serv- 
ing as a physician in internal medicine at 
MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Flori- 

da. He and his wife are expecting their 
second child. 

president of Escambia Insurance Agency, 
Inc., in Brewton, Alabama. He and his 
wife, Connie, have two children, Yancey, 
Jr., 6, and Cynthia. 3. 

her husband, MILLARD, C71, are now 
living in Grove City, Ohio, where Carol is 
the manager of the Unemployment Con- 
firm. In April, Millard will graduate from 
Franklin University in Columbus with a 
double major in business administration 
and accounting. 

H. BROOKS TRAVIS. C, has one year 
left on his M.B.A. at Oklahoma Univer- 
sity. He is still single but looking. 

partner in Prichard and Van Zandt, a 
farming concern operating 2,500 acres in 
the Mississippi Delta. James grows cotton, 
soybeans and small grains. He and his 
wife, Mary Jo, have two children, Mary 
Balfour and J.K.P., Jr. 

a son, Herbert IV (called "Ty"j, born 
September 10, 1982. 


Robert T. Coleman III 
The Liberty Corporatii 
P. O. Box 789 
Greenville, SC 29602 

SON, JR., C, is the U.S. Agricultural At- 
tache at the American Embassy in Quito, 

been appointed gTand chaplain of the Ma- 
sonic Grand Lodge of New York. He is 
associate rector of St. Michael's Church in 
New York. 

TRA, C, and Steve have a daughter, Mar- 
garet Webb, born on November 7, 1982. 

TITSKY, C, is deacon-in-training at Grace 
Church in Chattanooga. He and his wife, 
the Rev. Lynne Kochtitsky, are the first 
"clergy couple" in the Diocese of Tennes- 
see. She is a chaplain at the St. Barnabas 
Nursing Home in Chattanooga. Both the 
Kochtitskys received their M.Div. Degrees 
from the General Theological Seminary in 
New York City. Rodney has been active 
in the Diocese of Tennessee previously as 
the Knoxville area youth worker and 
helped initiate Happening, a spiritual re- 
newal weekend for young people. 

commissioned in May 1982 as. a 2nd Lieu- 
tenant in The United States Army by her 
husband, CPT. Thomas Kuklish. She and 
her husband are stationed at Ft. Bragg, 
North Carolina, where she is assigned to 
the U.S. Army Institute for Military As- 

(MARTY KILGORE), C'73, are living in 
Littleton, Colorado. Jim has his own in- 
dependent oil and gas consulting firm and 
Marty is still riding horses and is involved 

JERRY OTWELL, JR., C, and his wife, 
CYNTHIA (FOSTER), have a second 
child, Jerry Doyle III, born April 1, 1982. 

is the mother of George Journeay Peake, 
born September 23, 1981. Katherine re- 
cently opened her own law office in Fred- 
ericksburg, Texas. 

DICK RANEY, C, married Jean Martin 
Puckett on September 11, 1982, in Atlan- 
ta, Georgia. Dick is a sales representative 
for John Harland Co. in Atlanta. 

S. GREGORY SHAFFER, C, is presi- 
dent of Sterling Industrial Products an in- 
dustrial fastener distributor in Sparta, 
New Jersey. 

an eight-month -old son, Clinton Edward. 
Clinton is their second son. 

LINDA E. WILLIS, C, is serving as Sis 
ter Miriam in the Community of Sainl 
Mary in Peekskill, New York. 

Troy, MI 48084 

now living in London, England. He and 
his wife, Stacy, moved from Jacksonville 
in the spring of 1982 to head a branch of 
Charter Company. 

Paul H. Powers on September 18, 1982. 
They reside in Columbia, South Carolina. 

KEVIN HARPER, C, is the Southwest 
Tennessee Area Representative for the 
Nike Shoe Company. 

ANNE (HUGHES) SAYLE, C, is now in 
graduate school at Memphis State. She is 
studying painting. 

pleted her Ph.D. in Forest Genetics at 
North Carolina State University and she 
and husband, Tor, are now living in Stark- 
ville, Mississippi, where she is working on 
her post-doctorate in Forest Genetics at 
Mississippi State University. Tor is an as- 
sistant professor in Wood Products there. 

CARLA VAN ARNAM, C, moved to 
New York City in September to work as 
a free-lance costumer. She worked on the 
costumes for the broadway show Alice in 

MARK WHITNEY, C, served this past 
summer as artist-in-residence at the Bay 
View Conservatory of Music at Little Tra- 
verse Bay on Lake Michigan. He has 
served as assistant bass instructor at Ohio 
University since 1979 and principal 
bassist with the Ohio University Sym- 

IrjryWilliam DuBose III 
/ / 1323 Heatherwood Road 
Columbia, SC 29205 

C'76, are the parents of a second daugh- 
ter, Tyler, born New Year's Day 1983. 
Bill is finishing his Ph.D. and will take a 
job with Monsanto in St. Louis upon the 
completion of his degree. 

EDWARD J. O'BRIEN, C, is an assistant 
vice president in the Money Market Trad- 
ing Group of the First Boston Corpora- 
tion with the overall responsibility for 
trading bank-related instruments. He en- 
joys being on Wall Street and occasionally 
runs into MIKE and NANCY (BELL) MC- 
HAYES, C'80. 

ordained on December 7, 1982, to the 
Sacred Order of Priests by the Rt. Rev. C. 
Alfred Voegeli, D.D. (the retired bishop 
of Haiti), at St. George's Church in Sche- 
nectady, New York, where he is presently 
serving as a curate. THE REV. T. JEFF- 
REY GILL, C'76, served as subdeacon. 


Tftomos H, Williams 
500 1/2 East Davis Blvd. 
Tampa, FL 33606 

ROBERT W. EMERSON, C, graduated 
from Harvard Law School in June of 
1982 and was admitted to the Maryland 
Bar. He is now an associate with the Balti- 
more law firm of Miles and Stockbridge. 

curate of St. Luke's Church in Mobile' 
Alabama, has he-en installed as vicar of St. 
Paul's Church in Irvington, taking the 
upied formerly by THE REV. 
COLEMAN INGE, T'56, rector of St 


, Mnl, 

RALPH F. HOWE, JR., C, will graduate 
from General Theological Seminary this 
spring and will be ordained in June. He 
and his wife, Suzette, will live in New Or- 
leans where Ralph will enter a deacon-in- 
training program at Trinity Parish 

In February of 1982, SAM DELK KEN- 
NEDY, JR., C, passed the Tennessee 
State Bar Examination. 

RIS, C, are living in Bowie, Maryland. 
Mark is an international service agent and 
dangerous shipments specialist for Emery 
Worldwide. Kathryn works for the De- 
Department along with ELIZA- 
LAS, C'79. 

JOHN S. PENN, C, is currently a re- 
search associate at The Institute of Molec- 
ular Biophysics at Florida State Univer- 
sity. Recently, he attended the Fifth In- 
ternational Congress of Eye Research in 
Amsterdam where he delivered a lecture 
entitled "Early Light-Induced Retinal 
Degeneration and the Role of Lysosomal 
C. BLAIR SCOVILLE, C, graduated 
from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1981, 
and is presently working in Las Vegas for 
two years as a Federal Law Clerk to 
Chief Judge Harry E. Claiborne, U.S. Dis- 
trict Court. He is a member of the Ten- 
nessee Bar. 

CARL D. SIEGEL, C, was ordained to 
the priesthood on December 21, 1982. 
He is now on the staff at Holy Trinity Ca- 
thedral in Kansas City, Missouri. 

G. STEPHEN VINSON, C, is in his first 
year of pediatric residency at the Chil- 
dren's Hospital of the King's Daughters in 
Norfolk, Virginia, and is living in Virginia 
Beach. He received his M.D. from the 
Medical University of South Carolina last 

LIAMS, C, has finished his medical stud- 
ies at the University of Tennessee Medical 
School in Memphis and is now interning 
at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, 


Tara Seeley 

Vanderbilt School of Law 

Nashville, TN 37240 

Marian (Bell), C'82 t and Scott Ellege, C'81, are surrounded by a host of friends, most of them fellow alumni 
at their wedding reception last summer in New Orleans. 

W. ROSS DICKERSON, C, finished a 
tour with the Peace Corps in West Africa 
and is going to Liberia in March as a con- 
sultant to West Germany forestry projects 
in the area. 

ceived her doctor of veterinary medicine 
degree from the University of Tennessee 
at Knoxville in June of 1982. 

GOODELL, C, married Craig William Bis- 
sell on October 23, 1982, at St. Mark's 
Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida. 
ERLY GRALL, C, were in the wedding. 
"Kakki" was married by THE REV. 
WILLIAM (BILL) HECK, T'78, and Lau 
ren Davidson Haynes, daughter of HANK 
HAYNES, C'63, was the flower girl. 

BEVERLY GRALL, C, is engaged to 
Robert Weyhing. She expects to receive 
her master's in Counseling Psychology 
from the University of Notre Dame in 

MELISSA HOLLAND, C, received her 
doctor of veterinary medicine degree 
from the University of Tennessee at 
Knoxville in June of 1982. 

ELIZABETH KUHNE, C, is still work- 
ing for Uncle Sam near Washington, D.C. 

W. SPERRY LEE, C, is now with Posi- 
tions Weight Loss Center in Jacksonville, 

Florida. Sperry has two locations in the 
Jacksonville area and is working on open- 
ing more. If you are fat, call him. 

DAVID M. LODGE, A'75, C, completed 
work for his D.Phil, at Oxford in Decem- 
ber and is now studying in the Depart- 
ment of Zoology at the University of Wis- 
consin under a post doctoral fellowship 
TINA LOWRY, C, is an intake coordina- 
tor and clinical worker in recreation at 
the Episcopal Church Home for Children 
in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Tina is 
working with emotionally handicapped 
children, ages 6-12. 

DAUGHTRY T. MILLER, C, is present- 
ly in law school at the University of Flor- 
ida in Gainesville. 

JOANNA W. OWEN, C, received her 
J.D. from St. Louis University in St. 
Louis, Missouri, in June of 1982. 

TARA SEELEY, C, is now in Vander- 
bilt Law School. 

GEOFFREY SLAGLE, C, is teaching 
and working on his doctorate in English 
at Duke University. He plans to marry 
Karen Lewter in May, 1983, in Hunts- 
ville, Alabama. 

ceived her master's degree and is assistant 
director of the Somerville Council on Ag- 
ing in Somerville, Massachusetts. 

David Actor last year. The couple is em- 
ployed by the National Oceanic and At- 
mospheric Administration and are work- 
ing in the Seattle, Washington, area for 
the National Marine Fisheries Service 
BAYARD S. TYNES, JR., C, and his 
wife, Elizabeth, have a second child, Eli 
zabeth Forsyth Tynes, born December 2" 
1982, in Birmingham, Alabama. 


Mary Warner 
P. O. Box 23 
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 

On October 16. 1982, ANNE VANDER- 
SLICE, C'80, married James Christopher 
Netlleton in Flossmoor, Illinois. Sewanee 

people in and at the wedding were SAR- 

CLAUDE BUCKLEY, C. is a free-lance 
artist in New York City. 

WILLIAM W. CALFEE, C, is living in 
Dorset, Vermont, and is president of The 
Hot Water Works, Inc., a water and ener- 
gy conservation company. 

GEITCEY, C'81, were married on June 
12, 1982. John is a third-year medical 
student at the University of South Flori- 
da in Tampa, and Kay is employed as a 
data processing auditor with the First Na- 
tional Bank of Florida. 

graduate from the Law College of the 

University of Virginia in May and will be- 
gin her practice with the law Arm of 
Boothe, Prichard, and Dudley in Fairfax 

BEN JACKSON, C, has completed his 
credit training program with the Marine 
Midland Bank in New York City. He en- 
joys running around the Big Apple with 
C'81; and VIRGINIA OTTLEY, C'82. 

S. JOANNA JOHNSON, C, Is currently 
an ensign in the U.S. Navy and will be sta- 
tioned in Bermuda in April. 

MICHAEL LEE JONES, C, is in his 
third year of law Bchool at the University 
of Florida and is a member of the Law 

JAN KIBLER, C, is currently working 
at Pepsico, Inc. in Purchase, New York, as 
a treasury analyst specializing in mergers 
and acquisitions. 

married to William Tengstrom on Satur- 
day, December 11, 1982, at St. Anne'i 
Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia 

PAIGE WOOD, C, is a legal assistant 
with the law firm of Swift, Currie, Uc- 
Ghee, and Hiers in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Washington, DC 20002 

count executive with Merrill. Lynch, Fen 
ner, and Smith in Boston. 

RUTH CARDINAL^ C, is .working for 
MacMiJlan Bloedel, Inc., managing 40,000 
acres of timberland. She resides presently 
in Butler, Alabama. 

CLARK, C, are living in Reddick, Florida, 
where Jennifer is raising Arabian horses 
and Bobby is painting horses. 

MARY COOK, C, spent the Christmas 
holidays in England visiting her family. 
-After seven months in Warendorf, Ger- 
many, it was nice to speak English and be 
with family. 

MARTHA I. GIBSON, C, is in graduate 
school at the University of Wisconsin. 

BRENT MINOR, C, is a staff assistant 
to Senator Dave Durenberger (R-MN). 
Brent is vice president of the Washington 
Sewanee Club. 

MARTHA ANN PUGH, C, is living in 
Washington, D.C, and working for Sena- 
tor David Pryor of Arkansas. 

KEVIN REED, C, is teaching and coach- 
ing at the Wichita Collegiate School. He 
leaches 7th & 8th grade mathematics and 


The Rev. Jeff Walker. C'72, T'75, of Houston and the Rev. Bob Ut- 
laut. Til, assistant chaplain, during Founders' Day at Sewanee. 
(Photo: Latham Davis) 

Success from a 
Different Point of View 

The following short article was pub- 
lished in the January 17, 1983, is- 
of Forbes magazine under the 
title "Happy Dropouts. " The Rev, 
Jeff Walker is a graduate of both 
the College ('72) and the School of 
Theology ('75) and is a member of 
the Seminary's Alumni Council. 

'I can remember driving along the 
freeway," says Jeff Walker, "and 
working up the nerve to tell my 

ife that what I really wanted was 
to get out of business, leave our 
four-bedroom house, the people 

. known, the things we'd been 
familiar with— all to take a shot at 
being Abraham walking into the un- 
known. The idea scared the dickens 

The biblical metaphor -God lead- 
ig Abraham from his homeland to 
Canaan— is especially apt. Walker, 
former clothing store owner, is now 
the Episcopal rector of Houston's 
Palmer Memorial Church. 

As it turned out, he says, "The 
making of that decision was the 
most frightening part. The rest was 
not hard at all." Walker, a hand- 

? man of 38, is known to start 
his sermons by telling his well-heel- 
ed parishioners an urbane joke and 
to wind up telling them they can in- 
deed go to hell. He had worked in 
the clothing business since he was 
14, shortly after his father, a pipe- 
line worker, died. Twelve years la- 
ter he was one-third owner of two 
Houston stores. 
"I enjoyed my work," he says, 
'but I'd begun thinking about my 
values and what kind of future I 
wanted for my family {now three 
teenagers). How much good was I 

Walker and his wife decided to 
handle their scary decision by tell- 
ing themselves they could turn back 
at each step— the first being to sell 
their house, clearing $15,000 to put 
Walker through Sewanee, Tennes- 
see's University of the South, an 
Episcopal school. He had qualms at 
first about settling his family into a 
converted Air Force barracks where 
the wind whistled through the 
floor-boards. He breaks into a wry 
smile. "We learned that Hearty Bur- 
gundy is a wonderful wine. Spam 
is edible. You can live without arti- 
chokes hearts." Taking it step by 
step, Walker became an $8,200-a- 
year priest in 1975. Today he 
makes $26,000 before taxes, plus 
housing. Social Security and pen- 
He's hardly starry-eyed about the 
job: "Being a priest is not always 
feeling as cute as St. Francis of As- 
sisi or looking like Barry Fitzgerald 
in Going My Way. We spent the last 
week with a family whose ten-year- 
old child had a malignant tumor in 
the liver." 

Besides the emotional demands, 
there are emotional restraints. "I 
miss the ability to go out anywhere 
and just be me, with friends," he 
says. Nor has it been easy to stifle 
his natural ambition. "On my best 
day, all I want is to be a good 
priest," he explains. "On my worst 
days, though, I see bishops and say, 
'Gosh, that does look attractive.'" 

But even on the worst days, Walk- 
er says he has no regrets. "People 
ask me when I'm the most 'me"' he 
says. "It's when I'm up there at the 
altar celebrating the Eucharist. I 
could never see myself doing any- 
thing else." — Toni Mack 

coaches the high school basketball team. 
TED WRIGHT, C, is now in his first 
year of medical school at the Medical Col- 
lege of Georgia in Augusta. 


"Chip" Manning 
652 Arlington Place 
Afacon, GA 31201 



BERNARD E. HIRONS, T, retired last 
Easter after 65 years as an organist and 
choir master in Waterloo, Ontario. He was 
the University's organist from 1929-32 
and director of the Sewanee Glee Club. 


celebrated 45 years in the priesthood on 
December 21, the Feast of St. Thomas 
the Dubious. He is rector of Trinity 
Church in Mobile, Alabama. He was on 
the Mountain in October for the installa- 
tion of the School of Theology's Dean 
John Booty. 


canon at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, 
New Jersey. He is also the executive di- 
rector of Trinity Counselling Service in 
Princeton, New Jersey. 

T, is currently the rector of the Church of 
the Mediator in Allentown, Pennsylvi 
Also, he heads up a team of four priests 
serving two congregations and the chap- 
laincy of Episcopal House, a dio< 
high-rise apartment building for the elder- 


SCOTT ELLEDGE, C'81, were marri 
last July 31 at St. Mark's Church 
Shreveport, Louisiana. 

JOHN BUCK, C, is in his first year of 
graduate school at the University of Wis- 
consin-Madison working toward his Ph.D. 

RAE ANN DEMORET, C, will receive a 
master's degree in May, 1983, from Co- 
lumbia University in New York. She has 
been studying this year in the Civil Engi- 
neering department and is the present re- 
cipient of the Carleton Fellowship in that 

ROBIN FRIEND, C, has completed her 
training program with B.F. Goodrich and 
has been promoted and assigned to the 
Cleveland, Ohio, Region. She hopes to 
start on her M.B.A. in June at Case West- 
ern Reserve. 

are living in Pensacola, Florida. 

MARK LEWIS, C, is editing a coffee-ta- 
ble bi-monthly magazine and doing some 
free-lance editing. He presently is residing 
in West Plains, Missouri. 

CAROL A. MEATHE, C, is back in the 
U.S.A. after spending a semester in Paris 
with the American Graduate School of 
International Management. Next year it is 
off to Belgium to study economics on a 
Rotary Scholarship. 

HALE NICHOLSON, C, is now serving 
in the Peace Corps as a teacher at St. 
Stephen's Anglican High School in Mo- 
hale's Hoek in Lesotho, a country in 
Southern Africa. 

ERIN RUSSELL, C, is working as a cus- 
tomer support specialist with the Compu- 
ter Service Corporation in Boulder, Colo- 

HOWARD, C"80, are the proud parents of 
a baby boy, Taylor McQueen, born Octo- 
ber 24, 1982. Martha, Howard, and Tay- 
lor are now living in Birmingham, Alaba- 
ma, where Howard is a free-lance photo- 


REV. CANON FRED J. BUSH, T, and his 
wife, Sarah, celebrated their 40th wed- 
ding anniversary on July 16, 1982, in 
Jackson, Mississippi. 

now institutional chaplain for the West- 
ern Diocese of Louisiana in the Shreve- 
port Convocation and a rehabilitation 
counselor at the Veterans Administration 
medical center. He is also priest-in-charge 
of St. Paul's Church in Leigh. Texas. 


recently became rector of the Church of 
the Holy Cross in Tryon, North Carolina. 
Formerly he was with St. Augustine's 
Church in Chesapeake City, Maryland. 


EDWARD B. GUERRY, C'23, T, deli- 
vered the sermon at the annual gathering 
of the Huguenot Society of South Caroli- 
na commemorating the revocation of the 
Edict of Nantes. The service was held Oc- 
tober 24th at the French Protestant 
(Huguenot) Church in Charleston, South 

presently the dean of the Snake Rivi 
Deanery and a member of the standir 
committee for the Diocese of Spokane. 
his 15th year of service as rector of Christ 
Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. 


the Administrative Canon to the Bishop 
of Pittsburgh. Prior to his appointment ii 
January, he was rector of St. Peter's i: 
Brentwood for 25 years. 


T, is now full-time interim rector ( 
Christ Church in Dayton, Ohio. His r 
turn to parish work came after a 10 yei 
stint as a psychologist in private practice. 


chaplain to the Fund for the Blind i 
New York City. 


acting rector of St. John's Church in Elli- 
cott City, Maryland. He is a board mem- 
ber of the Interfaith Coalition for Peace 
and chairman of the Howard County Min- 
isteral Alliance. 


been the rector of the downtown Los An- 
geles parish of St. James', Wilshire, a 
1979. Prior to that he was the dean of the 
American Cathedral in Paris. 


The Rev. Alex D. Dickson, Jr., T'58, rector and headmaster of All 
Saints' Episcopal School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, has been elected 
bishop of the newly-formed Diocese of West Tennessee, chosen on 
the thirty-third ballot at the West Tennessee convention January 20- 
21 in Memphis. Consecration services will be held in April. 

A 1949 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Mr. Dickson en- 
gaged in farming and seed buying before deciding to enter the School 
of Theology. Later, in 1971, he earned a master's degree in education 
from Mississippi College. 

He has spent all of his clerical life in the Diocese of Mississippi, serv- 
ing as rector of the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Rolling Fork and as 

rector of St. Columbus' in Jackson. He has been at All Saints* since 
1968. During his years at All Saints', he pioneered a program for 
those with learning disabilities, established an education evaluation 
center for all ages, developed a series of continuing education pro- 
grams for laity and clergy, and created an innovative program in Bi- 
ble study, physical education, and the arts. 

In discussing his election for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, he 
said: "The thing I have been most excited about in the last seven or 
eight years is a growing understanding by the church that every bap- 
tized person is called to do ministry and that the ministry takes place 
not just at the church house, but in the total life, when you work, 
when you go home, even when you're playing." 

been rector of St. Peter's Church in Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts, since 1980. 

in active year. He is chairman of the 
Romney Ministerial Association, of the 
Welfare Citizens Advisory Council, and of 
the 1983 Hampshire County Cancer Cru- 
;ade, and was co-chairman of the 1982 
Hampshire County Cancer Crusade. He 

his wife, Myra Jo, live in Romney, 
West Virginia. 


T, is serving on the standing committee 
and Commission on Ministry and is the 
stewardship chairman for his church in 
Overland Park, Kansas. 


rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in 
Worthington, Ohio, and a chaplain in the 
U.S. Navy Reserves (inactive). In Octo- 
ber, 1982, he received the Alumni 
Achievement Award from Hillsdale Col- 



tired but still ministers to those who trav- 
el. He has been the Episcopal chaplain on 
board the Princess Line Ships at Christ- 
mas and Easter 1978-81 and the Episco- 
pal chaplain aboard the Queen Elizabeth 
II on round-the-world tour in 1982 and 
plans to be aboard the Pacific Princess in 
March 1983. 


LOCK, T, recently became rector of St. 
Paul's Church in Columbus, Mississippi. 
Previously he was at St. Mark's in Shreve- 
port, Louisiana. 

has left his position as rector of the 
Church of the Ascension in Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, to become Canon Theologian/Assis- 
tant to the Dean for Program at Trinity 
Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina. 


rector of St. Alban's Church, Cape Eliza- 
beth, Maine, has been appointed chaplain 
and assistant to tht Bishop of Maine, the 
Rt. Rev. Frederick Barton Wolf, effective 
December 1, 1982. 

THE REV. DEAN PRATT, T, recently 
became rector of St. Peter's Church in 
McKinney, Texas (Diocese of Dallas). Pre- 
viously he was rector of St. Barnabas's in 


assistant at the Church of the Redeem 
in Sarasota, Florida. 


is the rector of St. Bede's Episcopal 
Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a 
mentor of an E.F.M. group and is a train- 
er of mentors. 

MURPHY, T, is the new rector of All 
Saints' at Pawley's Island, South 'Carolina. 
He spent the previous two years as canon 
theologian at Trinity Cathedral in Colum- 


has been rector of Trinity Church in Ya- 
zoo City since 1978. He is a member of 
the Diocesan Executive Committee, spiri- 
tual director of Happening in Mississippi, 
and a trustee of the University of the 


The lead column in the January 23, issue 
of The Living Church was written by 
now rector of St. John's Church. in Cuya- 
hoga Falls, Ohio. The column, which was 
concerned with the "Light of Christ" in 
our lives, was inspired by an experience 
John had as chaplain in the Ohio National 
Guard. The column was originally pub- 
lished in the Jasper, Alabama, Mountain 

joying the wilds of Wyoming— the snowy 
peaks out one window and plains out the 


MCLEOD, T, and his wife, THE REV. 
have been co-rectors of St. Timothy's 
Church in Athens, Alabama, have become 
co-rectors of St. John's Church in Charle- 
ston, West Virginia. St. John's is a large 
urban parish which has long provided 
leadership in the Diocese of West Virgin- 
ia. It has a soup kitchen providing a hot 
meal for about 250 persons a day. One of 
the McLeods' three children is married; 
the other two are accompanying them to 

former curate of All Saints' Church in 
Mobile, Alabama, has been installed as 
vicar of the Church of the Redeemer in 

Sewanee Is Not A River 



nng t 

ing St. Thomas's in DuBois near Jackson 
Hole. Three other Sewanee graduates are 
among the thirty Episcopal priests in Wy- 
BURNS, T, is at St. Mark's Church in Cas- 
per, the diocese's largest parish, and THE 
in Kemmerer, where Harold is vicar of St. 
James's, and Elizabeth is working both in 
the church and for a women's help cen- 


THE REV. CHARLES FOSS, T, is in his 
first year of the doctoral program at the 
Graduate Theological Union in. Berkeley, 

assistant to the rector of St. PhiHp's-in- 
the-Hills in Tucson, Arizona. He is very 
active in the local foster-care system and 
does some teaching for the Bishop's 


T, is serving as deacon-in-training at St, 
Paul's Church in Chattanooga. His parlic 
ular interest in peace issues was noted ir 
the Tennessee Churchman. He said the 
"arms race, the nuclear balance of I 
and related social issues are the big i 
challenges of the Episcopal Church in the 
1980s." He was ordained at St. Michael 
and All Angels' in Tyson House in Kno) 
ville on June 20. 

minister-in-chnrge at St. Thomas's Church 
in Knoxville, Tennessee. He worked lail 

for I 


Bishop's (.' on Evangelism and Re 
newal at St. Thomas's with the Rev 
Lloyd Edwards, who was vicar at th( 
time. He and Edwards produced an evan 
gelism workshop for congregations bated 
upon their experiences and reflections 
upon the book, Turning to Christ, by the 
late Urban T. Holmes. 

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H'43, retired Episcopal priest, on January 
3, 1983 in Riverside, California. After 
receiving his B.A. from the University of 
North Carolina in 1911, he was director 
of physical education at Sewanee for two 
years. Dr. Smith was ordained to the di- 
aconate in 1913 and served a church in 
Williams, Arizona, for fifteen months be- 
fore deciding to continue his theological 
studies at the University of the South. He 
was ordained to the priesthood in 1915, 
and served churches in North Carolina, 
Arizona, and California until his retire- 
ment in 1958. He was active in many dio- 
cesan and church affairs and civic organ- 
izations. He was awarded an honorary 
doctor of divinity degree from Sewanee 
in 1943. 

JOE MARLEY SCOTT, JR., C'17, of Dal- 
hart, Texas, former University trustee; on 
December 25, 1982. He served as a com- 
missioned officer with the army during 
World War I. He was interested in farming 
and ranching and operated Scott Motor 
Company for over thirty years. A mem- 
ber of St. James' Episcopal Church, he 
served on the vestry and as senior warden 
for thirty years. He was a trustee of the 
University from 1948 to 1960. While 
attending Sewanee he was president of 
the senior class, head proctor, and a mem- 
ber of the football team and Alpha Tau 
Omega fraternity. 

T'19, of Tucson, Arizona, who was re- 
tired from an active and fruitful minis- 
try in Arkansas, Illinois, and Arizona; on 
January 27, 1982. He studied at the Uni- 
versity of Arkansas and Episcopal Theo- 
logical Seminary in addition to Sewanee 
and was ordained in 1918 at the Church 
of the Good Shepherd in Forrest City, 
Arkansas, where he served for three years. 
He was called to Christ Church, Spring- 
field, Illinois, and served as rector there 
for twenty-five years. Then from 1946 
until his retirement in 1967, he was rec- 
tor of Grace Church in Tucson. 

Sewanee, active in alumni, church, and 
civic affairs in Sewanee since his retire- 
ment to the Mountain sixteen years ago; 
on January 28, following an extended ill- 
ness. He retired in 1966 as manager of the 
Dallas, Texas, office of Aetna Insurance 
Company. A Phi Beta Kappa Sewanee 
graduate, he also attended Harvard Busi- 
ness School. He saw military service dur- 
ing World War II and rose to the rank of 
major in the Marine Corps Reserve. He 
was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fra- 

JR., C'23, T'27, of Houston, Texas, a re- 
tired priest, who taught Spanish briefly 
while a Sewanee seminary student, and a 
former University trustee; on February 1, 
1983. Ordained in 1928, he served 
churches in Texas and Louisiana. As a 
student at Sewanee, he was inducted into 
Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of Al- 
pha Tau Omega fraternity. 

ROGERS C. KELLEY, C'24, an Edin- 
burg, Texas, attorney and former member 
of the Texas State Senate; on October 24, 
1982 A 1926 law graduate from the Uni- 
versity of Colorado, Mr. Kelley later left 
his law practice to serve in the Air Force 
during World War II when he attained the 
rank of lieutenant, He continued practic- 
ing law as a partner in the firm of Kelley, 
Looney, Alexander and Sawyer until his 
death. At Sewanee he was a member of 

ley, Tennessee; on October 3, 1982. He 
was a retired Army captain and a member 
of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 

JOHN T. SKINNER, A'20, C'24, of 
Greenville, Mississippi; on May 29, 1982. 
A retired realtor, he had been an officer 
in the Skinner Cotton Company. 

LER, C'25, of Hamburg, New Jersey; on 
October 16. 1982. He was a retired priest 
of the Diocese of Newark. He attended 
Columbia University, St. Stephens Col- 
lege, and graduated from General Theolo- 
gical Seminary in 1926. He was ordained 
as priest in 1927. 

Memphis, Tennessee; on July 26, 1982. 
He served with the U.S. Navy in World 
War II and participated in five major 
engagements in the Pacific. He was re- 
tired from the Department of Employ- 
ment Security. He was a member of 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. 

a long-time resident of Plymouth Meet- 
ing, Pennsylvania, and a ceramic engineer; 
on November 26, 1981. After receiving a 
bachelor's degree from Sewanee, he 
earned a master's degree in engineering 
from Ohio State. At Sewanee he joined 
Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

FS'37, or Kinston, North Carolina; on 
December 17, 1982. She received her 
A.B. from the University of North Caro- 
lina and attended the Sewanee French 
School in the summer of 1937. She was 
a retired French teacher and a member of 
St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 

HENRY M. SANDIFER, C'41, of San 
Antonio, Texas, a retired Air Force 
colonel; on December 9, 1982, in an 
automobile accident. He transferred to 
Sewanee after attending Austin Peay Col- 
lege in Tennessee and later became a ca- 
reer Air Force officer, serving overseas as 
well as at several stations in the United 
States. The family has suggested that 
friends who wish to do so should send 
memorial gifts to Sewanee. 

Scottsboro, Alabama; on December 30, 
1981, after a long illness. He served as a 
staff sergeant in the Medical Corps during 
World War II. He had retired from sales. 
He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega 

Oklahoma City; on May 12, 1982. 
Former chief executive officer and chair- 
man of the board of Macklanburg-Dun- 
can, he had served in World War II as a 
lieutenant in the Air Force and piloted B- 
24 's. He attended the University of Okla- 
homa prior to enrolling at Sewanee. 

BERS, JR., C'47, T'50, of Clarksdale, 
Mississippi; on December 4, 1982. He had 
served in the U.S. Army during World 
War II and was awarded two battle stars. 
He attended the University of Arkansas 
and Texas College of Arts and Industries 
prior to attending Sewanee. He was or- 
dained in 1951 and ministered in Arkan- 
sas and Mississippi. He served as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees of the Uni- 
versity of the South from 1963 to 1966. 
He was a member of Kappa Sigma frater- 

of Memphis, a commercial real estate a- 
gent and in 1949-50 the acting superin- 
tendent of Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in 
Sewanee; on January 26, 1983. As a lieu- 
tenant in the Air Corps, he piloted many 
missions over Europe during World War 
II. He was a life-long Episcopalian and a 
member of §t. John's Church and Grace- 
St. Luke's in Memphis. He was a member 
of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. 

EDMUND ORGILL, HA'48, H'54, -of 
Memphis, former chairman of the Board 
of Regents, retired business executive, 
and government leader; on February 1, 
1983. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the 
University of Virginia, Mr. Orgill was an 
owner and president for many years of 
Orgill Brothers and Company, one of the 
South's oldest and largest hardware 
wholesalers. He was active in government 
and politics in Memphis and Tennessee, 
serving as a member of the Shelby Coun- 
ty Quarterly Court and as mayor of Mem- 
phis. He was a 1958 Tennessee guberna- 
torial candidate. In addition, Mr. Orgill 
was president of the Memphis Chamber 
of Commerce; he was a vestryman for 
Calvary Episcopal Church and was presi- 
dent of the Episcopal Churchmen of 
Tennessee. He served on the University's 
Board of Regents from 1947 to 1953 and 
was chairman in 1952-53. His leadership 
in generating support for the University 
in the Episcopal Church continues to 
have a strengthening influence on Se- 
wanee. He was not only a champion of 
sound fiscal policies while on the Board 
of Regents, but he successfully sought 
funding for the University, including 
money for such projects as the construc- 
tion of Gailor Hall. He also held an 
honorary degree from Southwestern at 

A'52, of Shreveport, Louisiana; on De- 
cember 30, 1982, after a lengthy illness. 
He attended Centenary College and re- 
ceived his master's degree from the Uni- 
versity of the Pacific. 

Memphis, Tennessee; on November 
30, 1982. A graduate of Choate School 
in Wallingford, Connecticut, Mr. Brown 
was a retired manufacturer's representa- 
tive. He was a licensed lay reader and 
served on the Chapter (Vestry) at St. 
Mary's Cathedral in Memphis. He also 
served on the district committee for 
the Boy Scouts of America. As a stu- 
dent at Sewanee, he was a member of 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 

a Beaumont, Texas, pediatrician; on July 
1, 1982, after a long illness. A graduate 
of the Baylor University College of Medi- 
cine, he entered the Navy and served his 
internship in pediatrics at St. Alban's Na- 
val Hospital at Long Island, New York. 
Later he returned to Beaumon 
hometown, to become a distinguished 
member of the medical community. In 
addition to memberships in numerous 
medical organizations, Dr. Johnson was a 
member and former president of the pedi- 
atric staffs of Baptist and St. Elizabeth 
Hospitals and was a member of the medi- 
cal staff of Beaumont Remedial Center. 

EY, T'53, in Shreveport, Louisiana; on 
November 11, 1982. He had received a 
B.A. in 1943 and a Th.M. in 1945 from 
Indiana Christian University. He was a 
minister in the Church of the Nazarene 
years. After attending sem- 

South, he was ordained in 1954 to the 
Episcopal priesthood. He served churches 
in the dioceses of Louisiana, Dallas, and 
Tennessee before returning to Shreveport. 

TOAL, T'63, of Greenville, Mississippi, 
active in the Church throughout his life as 
both a layman and clergyman; on Octo- 
ber 27, 1982. A graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Chattanooga, he later served as a 
Navy medical corpsman during World War 
II. For thirteen years Mr. Toal was a cap- 
tain in the Church Army, an Episcopal 
relief organization, serving in Ohio, New 
York, Indiana, and Tennessee. After hie 
ordination in 1953, he served churches 
in Tennessee, Texas, and Mississippi,, re- 
tiring in 1979 as vicar of the Church of 
the Redeemer in Greenville. 

T'60, retired rector of Trinity Church 
in Clarksville, Tennessee; on September 
24, 1982, in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
A Navy veteran who served in the Pacific 
and Atlantic from 1942 to 1948, he even- 
tually entered seminary and was ordained 
to the priesthood in 1961. He served 
churches in Pulaski and Lookout Moun- 
tain, Tennessee, as well as Trinity Church 
in Clarksville. He received much recogni- 
tion for the work he did in the rehabilita- 
tion of alcoholics. He retired from the 
parish ministry in 1976 after years of 
poor health. 

JR., A'62, of Sunshine, Louisiana, a Ba- 
ton Rouge attorney, former public de- 
fender, and activist on environmental is- 
sues; on November 3, 1982. A graduate 
of Louisiana State University Law 
School, Pat had practiced law in Baton 
Rouge for thirteen years. 

GLASS DUDNEY, University registrar 
from 1936 to 1962 and granddaughter of 
Maj. George R. Fairbanks, a founder of 
the University and builder of Rebel's 
Rest, where she was born; on February 3, 
1983, in Sewanee. Mrs. Dudney was edu- 
cated at St. Mary's College in Raleigh, 
North Carolina, later returning to Se- 
wanee with her husband, the Rev. Tho- 
mas E. Dudney, T'28, to rear her own 
children in Rebel's Rest. She and her fam- 
ily gave Rebel's Rest to the University in 
1962, after which it was renovated as a 
University guest house. Mrs. Dudney and 
her sister, the late Eva Lee Glass Appleby, 
also gave the St. Paul Window in All 
Saints' Chapel which was dedicated to the 
memory of Maj. Fairbanks. Her father, 
the Rev. James G. Glass, was an 1889 
graduate of the School of Theology. 


After 125 Years 

Completing the University's Heraldry 

by Waring McCrady, A'55, C59 

One permanent effect of the 125th 
anniversary is that amidst its cele- 
bration the University finally re- 
solved a seventy-five year old ques- 
tion of Sewanee heraldry. 

Alumni and friends have long been 
familiar with the University seal, 
used in some form or other since 
the early 1870's (see illustrated arti- 
cle in the Sewanee News, spring 
1981, pp. 15-17), but no coat-of- 
arms of the University has ever won 
widespread affection or use. In fact, 
for its first century Sewanee did 
not even use a coat-of-arms, though 
Vice-Chancellor Hall lamented this 
impoverishment as early as 1912. 
More pressing matters understand- 
ably forced the shelving of the mat- 
ter at that time. 

A contemporary version of the Uni- 
versity seal - the basic design has 
been in use since 1880$. 

Arrival of the Air Force unit in 
the early 1950's revived the ques- 
tion, since military etiquette re- 
quired a coat-of-arms for various 
displays (notably as a shoulder- 
patch for student uniforms). Uni- 
versity authorities having post- 
poned action for four decades, the 
Air Force did its own work and ex- 

A University shield used primarily 
on flags and uniforms by the Air 
Force ROTC in the 1950s and later. 

The 1982 official University coat-of-arms in its "full achk 

with supporters, helmet, and mantling. The heraldic tiger is like a 

lion with horse's mane, wolfs ears, and a beaked nose. 

tracted a logical but uninspired de- 
sign from the University seal. That 
design was reproduced thousands 
of times in various military con- 
texts, but it achieved no popular 

In 1956, Bishop Mitchell (of Ar- 
kansas) pressured the administra- 
tion to produce an appropriate 
coat-of-arms. He was offended by 
the mis-use of the seal (which legal- 
ly has a validating function, rather 
like an institutional signature) as a 
simple ornament to identify Se- 
wanee on such objects as chair- 
backs and notebook covers. The 
University, after all, does not of- 
ficially "put its seal" on such 
things; Sewanee is not chartered to 
"validate" souvenir china. The ap- 
propriate identifying ornament for 
such objects would be a proper 
coat-of-arms. The bishop's legal ar- 
gument was entirely valid, though 
there was also an argument afloat 
concerning symbolic propriety. A 
Purple of the following year 
reported that, frankly, the Board of 
Trustees "objected to the Holy 
Ghost descending into beer mugs- 
inappropriate use of religious sym- 
bols, it was called. Therefore, be- 
fore the risk of offending the Al- 
mighty becomes too great, an arms 
will be adopted" (April, 1957). 

The official shield from 1957 to 
1982 with a gold tiger on a purple 
field. It was used particularly on 
■ glasses. 

mitre (to show the churchly owner- 
ship). Though it made one refined 
appearance in the stone carving 
which tops the main entrance of 
Courts Hall, by and large it has 
proven undistinguished, unappreci- 
ated, and unsatisfactory. 

There ensued a lengthy series of 
tinkerings involving tigers, goats, 
chains, crosses, oak-leaves, and so 
on, not without consideration that 
good heraldry must remain basical- 
ly simple. The pressures of the cen- 
tennial year were such that in the 
fall of 1957 a provisional coat-of- 
arms was rushed through, awaiting 
a more sophisticated design to be 
worked out later. The 1957 design 
became official and has been half- - 
heartedly used in a good many con- 
texts; but it turned out to suffer 
from its very simplicity: a gold tiger 
on a purple shield, and for a crest a 

An unofficial University shield used 
in the 1960s and 1970s. It appears 
on DuBose's plaque in St. Augus- 
tine's Chapel. 

In 1962, Chaplain Collins (now 
Dean of Atlanta) comissioned a her- 
aldic border for All Saints' publica- 
tions. Among the five arms which 
figure in that border was a new de- 
sign for the college, a further sim- 
plification of the ROTC suggestion 
from ten years before. The 1962 
shield showed a plain cross encir- 
cled by a chain. The Collins border 
is still in occasional use, and its un- 
official University arms shows up 
also on the Deke plaque to Dr. Du- 
Bose in St. Augustine's chapel. The 
cross-and-chain design does ap- 
proach the simplicity of good her- 
aldry, but the chain itself presents 
aesthetic problems. There seems to 
be no satisfactory method of repre- 
senting it, the various efforts inevi- 
tably producing sadistic or prison- 
like effects. Sewanee was still with- 
out suitable arms. 

The 125th anniversary year 
seemed an appropriate occasion for 
resolving the heraldic discomfort, 
and now the University is at last 
provided with designs of the quality 
and variety well established at 
places like Oxford, Cambridge, Har- 
vard, and Yale. A full "achieve- 
ment" has been approved for the 
University as a whole (that is, a 
shield with a crest, supporters, and 
a motto), while simple shields are 
provided for the seminary and the 
college as separate entities. 


In the University "achievement," 
it was thought best to reserve the 
Sewanee Tiger and the Mountain 


Goat, Sewanee's chief animal sym- 
bols, for use as supporters outside 
the shield itself. The motto of the 
University is long established. Pur- 
ple and gold are retained for the 
field. The originality of this new de 
sign lies in the shield and crest, de- 
rived with deliberate respect from 
the original symbolism laid out by 
the University seal committee in 

The 1982 official University shield, 
crest, and motto may be used separ- 
ately. They are shown here without 
supporters, helmet, or mantling. 

In the familiar seal, Bishop Quin- 
tal's committee focused on a sim- 
ple cross, surrounded by a chain of 
links representing the owning dio- 
ceses. Instead of the simple cross 
(much overworked in Church her- 
aldry), the new design uses a "pall 
cross." This less common, "Y"- 
shaped form of cross is symbolic of 
authority within a province of the 
church and is thus especially suited 
to the University which stands at 
the center of the Sewanee Province. 
(Indeed, the system of provinces in 
the American Church may be said 
to have grown out of Sewanee's reg- 
ular assembling of its bishop-trus- 

The seal's chain (representing 
owning dioceses) seems to be un- 
transferable to heraldry, an aesthe- 
tic frustration which happily led to 
the development of a unique device 
for achieving the same symbolism: 
a double band interlaced with cros- 
ses. This entirely original feature, 
never before seen in heraldry, de- 
lighted the heraldic offices of Eng- 
land and Scotland and will be rec- 
ognized by them as a "Sewanee 
Tressure." Just as the seal-chain had 
no set number of links, no set num- 
ber is now stated for the interlacing 
crosses. However, if the number is 
rendered as eight, the resulting four 
crosses turned inwards will be three 
in purple and one in gold; this may 
be taken as symbolic of the three 
bishop-founders who did not live to 
see the functioning University 
(Polk, Otey, and Elliott), and the 
one bishop-refounder who did final- 
ly manage to set the institution on 
its feet {Quintard). 

The University crest (derived from 
an original sketch from Dr. Quin- 
tard's committee) may be used sep- 
arately. Surrounded by the motto 
as shown here, it is known as a 

Church ownership having thus 
been symbolized within the shield, 
the 1957 mitre-crest is no longer 
appropriate. An attractive substi- 
tute comes directly from the work 
of the committee of 1870. In their 
original sketch, the dove which has 
for over a century descended at the 
peak of the University seal was 
drawn not descending but standing 
upright and holding in its beak the 
olive branch which compliments 
the University motto. The new 
crest is essentially the 1870 design. 
It rises from the coronet of a vi- 
dame, a longstanding heraldic sym- 
bol of ecclesiastical authority en- 
trusted to lay officers. 

It is intended that the common 
thread of all Sewanee heraldry 
should be the unique "Sewanee 
tressure." Any new shields for such 
new subdivisions of the University 
as might develop in the future can 
easily and distinctively be made to 
follow suit. 


The new coat-of-arms for the sem- 
inary reflects the arras of Dr. Du- 
Bose, principal organizer of that 
school and certainly its most fa- 
mous figure. Dr. DuBose's arms had 
as their principal colors red and 
gold, as here, and as their principal 
figure a plain cross, again used here. 

The Sewanee tressure identifies this 
school as being connected with the 
University, and in the center a 
fleam symbolizes Saint Luke the 
Physician (a patronage chosen by 
Dr. DuBose in recognition of Bish- 
op Quintard 's having been himself a 
physician). Black is not only the 
clerical color but also the principal 
color of the Manigualt arms, thus 
symbolizing the widow upon whose 
benefaction the seminary originally 
depended. (The fleam, an ancient 
surgical instrument, is preferred as a 
more attractive, neater, and more 
appropriate symbol for St. Luke " 
than would be the commonly used 
ox or bull-head. Fleams are current- 
ly found, for instance, in the arms 
of St. Luke's cathedral, Orlando, 
the cathedral of Saint Luke and 
Saint Paul, Charleston, and Saint 
Luke's cathedral in Ancon, Canal 


The arms adopted for the under- 
graduate division reflect the fact 
that although the college has offi- 
cially no name of its own, it has 
long been dominated by the patron- 
age of All Saints. Some fifteen 
years ago, All Saints' chapel adopt- 
ed as its banner a blue field strewn 
with golden orowns (following the 
advice of the College of Heralds). 

The 1982 official College shield has 
"starry crowns" deriving from All 
Saints* symbolism. 

The 1982 official Seminary' shield 
features a "fleam " in the center, 
representing St. Luke, the Physi- 

The blue and gold is retained here, 
but the number of crowns is sim- 
plified for practical and aesthetic 
reasons (following standard her- 
aldic usage). The three crowns also 
reflect the arms of Oxford, a uni- . 
versity which has had continual in- 
fluence on the college since Se- 
wanee's earliest days. Again, the 
special tressure identifies these arms 
uniquely with Sewanee. 


Arms of the University: Purpure, 
a cross pall or overall a double 
tressure long-crossed and counter 
long-crossed counterchanged. 
Crest: Out of the coronet of a vi- 
dame, a dove holding in its beak 
an olive branch proper. Support- 
ers: Dexter, a mountain goat ar- 
gent; sinister, a heraldic tiger or. 
Motto: Ecce Quam Bonum. 

Arms of the undergraduate col- 
lege: Azure, three celestial crowns 
within a Sewanee tressure or. 

Arms of the School of Theology: 
Gules, on a cross or surmounted 
by a Sewanee tressure counter- 
changed, a fleam sable. 

J. Waring McCrady, C'59, an associ- 
ate professor of French in the Col- 
lege, has specialized for a number 
of years in institutional heraldry 
and is recognized as the leading 
American authority on ecclesiasti- 
cal heraldry. Currently head of the 
Church Heraldry Office, he is a 
member and former chairman of 
the presiding bishop s advisory 
committee on heraldry. He has de- 
signed coats-of-arms for several dio- 
ceses and parishes and the arms of 
a number of schools. 


Campaign for Sewanee 



Century II Fund 

$50 million 

Campaign Profile 


Dudley C. Fort, C'34, and his wife, 
Victoria Pearl, of Nashville have es- 
tablished a scholarship fund with a 
gift of more than $50,000 to the 
Sewanee Summer Music Center. 

The fund will provide several 
scholarships each year to assist 
SSMC students during the five-week 
summer program. 

"Sewanee is a place dear to us in 
many ways," said Mr. Fort. "It is a 
particularly inspiring environment 
during the summer months when 
the center is in session. That is why 
we are delighted to help make it 
possible for aspiring young musi- 
cians to enjoy the unique Sewanee 
experience as they pursue their 
musical studies." 

In acknowledging the gift, Martha 
McCrory, director of the Sewanee 
Summer Music Center, noted the 
great interest that members of the 
Fort family have shown in the work 
of the center. 

Mr. Fort's gift gives an important 
lift to the Century II Fund Cam- 
paign, through which $250,000 is 
being sought for the Summer Music 
Center, and he expressed hope that 
others will be encouraged to sup- 
port the program. 

Deep Roots and Strong Leadership 

C. Caldwell Marks, C'42, has roots 
at Sewanee as deep or deeper than 
anyone. His great-great-grandfather, 
Charles T. Pollard, was a delegate 
from Alabama at the University's 
first meeting of the Board of Trus- 
tees on July 4, 1857, at Lookout 

It was Colonel Pollard who was 
entrusted with the University's 
deeds and other important papers 
at the beginning of the Civil War 
and who, despite fears they had 
been destroyed, returned the deeds 
to Bishop Quintard in time to re- 
vive the hopes of the "refounders" 
in another historic meeting at Se- 
wanee in 1867. A later crucial 
meeting of the trustees occurred 
around Colonel Pollard's dining- 
room table in Montgomery. 

But Mr. Marks has even more per- 
sonal roots at Sewanee, roots that 
have turned him into one of the 
most faithful and industrious sons 
of the Universityof the South. 

Coming from his native Birming- 
ham, he entered Sewanee in the 
College class of 1942. He studied 
physics, was admitted to Phi Beta 
Kappa, and was graduated optime 
merens. He was a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Later he 
would remember Gaston Bruton, 
Abbott Cotten Martin, Maj. Henry 
Gass, and Robert L. Petry as facul- 
ty members who had influenced 
him most while at Sewanee. 

"I am interested in Sewanee be- 
cause of what it gave me," he said 
while attending last year's meeting 
of the Board of Trustees. "There is 
still a very strong need for a good 
general liberal arts education. That 
in itself makes this University im- 

After leaving Sewanee, Mr. Marks 
did post-graduate work at Cornell 
University (later he would study 
briefly at Harvard Business School), 
and then served as an engineering 
officer aboard a destroyer escort in 
the Atlantic and Mediterranean dur- 
ing World War II. While a Navy lieu- 
tenant, he met and married Jeanne 
Vigeant, who at the time was in 
charge of censorship of all United 
States prisoner-of-war mail. One of 
their three children, Randy Marks, 

C. Caldwell Marks, C'42, right, talks with Allan C. King, C51, and 
Vice-Chancellor Ayres, C*49, at the close of the February meeting of 
the Board of Regents. 

graduated from Sewanee in 1969. 

Mr. Marks' training in physics and 
engineering, as well as his broad lib- 
eral arts education, served him well 
when he returned to Birmingham to 
enter business. 

With a fellow alumnus, William M. 
Spencer III, C'41, he was a found- 
ing partner of Owen-Richards Com- 
pany in 1946. The company 
changed its name in 1970 to Mo- 
tion Industries and became publicly 
held in 1972. Mr. Marks is president 
of the firm, a position he has held 
for several years. 

A wholly owned subsidiary of 
Genuine Parts Company since a 
merger in December 1976, Motion 
Industries has branches coast to 
coast. and from Michigan to Miami. 
Motion Industries has more than 
2,000 employees engaged in the dis- 
tribution of ball and roller bearings, 
power transmission equipment, hy- 
draulics, and pneumatics. 

Spencer and Marks are also princi- 
pal stockholders and directors in a 
Birmingham-based engineering and 
construction firm, BE&K Incorpor- 
ated. Mr. Marks is a director of Ala- 
bama Federal Savings and Loan As- 
sociation, and he was a chairman of 
the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlan- 
ta (Birmingham Branch). His leader- 
ship in business led to his being 
elected chairman of the Birming- 
ham Committee of 100, an organi- 
zation formed to seek industry for 
the city. 

Only his involvement in numerous 
community projects in Birmingham 
would seem to rival his success in 
business. He has been president of 
the Children's Hospital and was 
president of the Workshop for the 
Blind and Disabled. He also served 
as co-chairman of the United Ap- 
peal in Birmingham. 

He was a junior warden and twice 
senior warden of St. Mary's on the 
Highlands, where another alumnus, 
the Rev. William Asger, C'41, 
T'45— Marks' college roommate— is 
the rector. Mr. Marks is a member 
and past president of the Mountain 
Brook Club, the Redstone Club, 
and the Alabama Newcomer Soci- 
ety. His election to the Mountain 
Brook City Council several years 
ago represented more of an involve- 
ment in community service than a 
dip into politics. 

In fact his involvement in com- 
munity activities and his member- 
ships on boards of trust are too var- 
ied and lengthy to list completely. 

His active support of Sewanee has 
extended into almost every facet of 
voluntary University activity. He 
has served as a vice-president of the 
Associated Alumni, and he is a past 
president of the Sewanee Club of 
Birmingham. He was elected an As- 
sociated Alumni member of the 
University's Board of Trustees in 
1978 and the following year was 
elected to the Board of Regents, 
where he continues to serve. 

In addition he is a charter member 
of the Chancellor's Society, an hon- 
orary society of major benefactors 
formed in 1975. For the first time 
that year, the University exceeded 
the $l-million level in annual unre- 
stricted giving. 

With the University currently en- 
gaged in a $50-million capital funds 
campaign, the Century II Fund, the 
leadership of Caldwell Marks is a 
conspicuous part of the volunteer 
effort being made. His good works 
provide a vindication of sorts for 
the founders who were bold enough 
to dream that a great university 
could be carved from the mountain 
wilderness and the ashes of war. 







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SewStjee 1S(qw§ 

The University of ihe Soulh, Sewance, Tennessee 37375 


Students give the dress code an 
extra wrinkle or two. 
Page 4 

Dean Patterson seeks a new admis- 
sions director and outlines a broad 
strategy in student recruitment. 
Page 5 

Walter Sullivan's remembrances 
of Andrew Lytle highlight the 
author's eightieth birthday. 
Page 10 

After decades of experimentation 
and tinkering, the University's 
heraldry has received some final 
Page 29 

^^*A JUNE 1983 

€>ew£tjee Ngws 

Fulbright Scholarships: 
Two More for Sewanee 

Both a student and a member of 
the faculty are recipients this year 
of scholarships under the prestig- 
ious Fulbright program for post- 
graduate study abroad. 

They are George Morgan of Aiken, 
South Carolina, a May graduate in 
classical languages, and Steven W. 
Shrader, an instructor in music. 

Professor Gilbert Gilchrist, Se- 
wanee's Fulbright program advisor, 
confirmed that the awarding of two 
full scholarships at Sewanee under 
the Fulbright program (only the 
two Sewanee applications were 
made) is a very special honor. When 
Martin Knoll received a grant under 
the Fulbright program last year, he 
was one of 631 applicants nation- 

Morgan, a Wilkins scholar and a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa, will 
study classical philology next year 
at the University of Bonn, Ger- 
many. At the end of the year and 
after some travel in Europe, he anti- 
cipates applying to the graduate 
schools of Princeton and Harvard. 

Memberships in both the French 
and German clubs illustrate Mor- 
gan's interest in languages. He was a 
four-year member of the University 
Choir, of which he was vice-presi- 
dent, and a member of the Cham- 
ber Choir. His brother, Harold E. 
Morgan, was graduated in 1977 
from the School of Theology. 

Shrader, who will receive his Ph.D 
in mu sic o logy from Northwestern 
University this month, will spend 
the year at the University of 
Munich studying the critical 
writings and compositions of Joa- 
chin Raff. Raff was an important 
figure in the nineteenth -century Nev 
German School, which included 
Liszt and Wagner. As part of his 
study, Shrader plans to translate 
Die Wagnerfrage, Raff's chief criti- 
cal study of Wagner. He also hopes 
to be able to study piano. 

Shrader holds a B.A. degree from 
William and Mary and a master's in 
piano performance from the Uni- 
versity of Cincinnati. 


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Tennessee Williams 

New Writing Program Object of Williams Bequest 

Tennessee Williams, described by 
many literary critics as America's 
greatest playwright, has left the ma- 
jority of his estate for the establish- 
ment of a fund at the University to 
encourage creative writing and crea- 
tive writers. Mr. Williams died Feb- 
ruary 25, apparently having never 
visited the Sewanee campus. 

The estate, whose value has been 
estimated to be as high as $10 mil- 
lion, will not be immediately avail- 
able to the University. Mr. Wil- 
liams's will provides first that all 
but a very small portion of the 
estate be held in trust for the care 
of his sister, Rose Williams. 

After her death, the principal resi- 
due of the estate will be used to es- 
tablish the Walter E. Dakin Memor- 
ial Fund at Sewanee in memory of 
Tennessee Williams's grandfather. 
Mr. Dakin was an alumnus of the 
School of Theology and was his 
grandson's most significant link to 

Although the substance of Mr. 
Williams's will and the size of the 
bequest were unknown to Univer- 
sity officials before the will was ad- 
mitted to probate on March 10, the 
fact that Sewanee was a beneficiary 
was not a complete surprise. 

In the spring of 1980, James Pres- 
ton Adams, C'57, a cousin of Ten- 

nessee Williams's, delivered a letter 
from the playwright inviting the 
University to consider becoming a 
trustee of his estate with the stipu- 
lation that the income be used for 

Shortly afterward, Vice-Chancel- 
lor Ay res wrote to Mr. Williams's 
attorneys and included a proposal 
to establish a Walter E. Dakin 
School of Creative Writing. That 
proposal outlined a multi-dimen- 
sional writing program providing 
for permanent faculty, short-term 
faculty, visiting fellows, and a sum- 
mer program for poets, fiction writ- 
ers, and playwrights. On June 2, 
1980, John L. Eastman, a New 
York City attorney for Mr. Wil- 
liams, replied that "the prospect is 
quite exciting, and it should be 
wonderful to have a Walter E. 
Dakin School of Creative Writing at 
the University of the South." Noth- 
ing further was heard of the matter 
until March 10, the day the will was 
admitted to probate in Key West, 

The will, dated September 11, 
1980, after providing for a minor 
gift, places the playwright's entire 
residuary estate in a trust during 
the lifetime of his sister, Rose, with 
the income to be used, first, for the 
support of her institutional care 

and her other needs and customary 
pleasures, "it being my intention 
that the trustees shall provide liber- 
ally for her, not only for her needs 
but also for her comforts and pleas- 
ures." Income then remaining, up 
to $7,500 a year, is to be paid to a 
friend, Robert Carroll. 

After the death of Rose Williams, 
who is about seventy-three years 
old, the initial trust is to be termi- 
nated and the corpus remaining, in- 
cluding accumulated income if any, 
is directed to be distributed to three 
parties. Tennessee Williams's broth- 
er, Dakin, a lawyer in Collinsville, 
Illinois, is to receive $25,000 if he 
survives. Robert Carroll shall re- 
ceive an annuity sufficient to pro- 
vide him with up to $7,500 a year 
during his lifetime. The balance is 
"to be paid over and distributed to 
the University of the South... to en- 
dow a separate fund in memory of 
my grandfather, Walter E. Dakin... 
to be called the Walter E. Dakin 
Memorial Fund. 

"The funds of such Walter E. Dak- 
in Memorial Fund shall be for the 
purpose of encouraging creative 
writing and creative writers in need 
of financial assistance to pursue 
their vocation whose work is pro- 
gressive, original, and preferably of 
an experimental nature. The use of 

the funds constituting the Walter 
E. Dakin Memorial Fund shall not 
be limited to any particular branch 
of the literary arts, and the recipi- 
ents thereof need not be enrolled at 
the University of the South." 

In the will it was provided that the 
Dakin Fund would "be adminis- 
tered by a committee of the chair- 
man of the Creative Writing Depart- 
ment at the University of the South 
and the chairman of the Creative 
Writing Department at Harvard Uni- 
versity, who may appoint as a third 
member a highly represented (sic) 
and qualified theatrical agent." 

In a codicil to the will, dated in 
December 1982, and probated with 
the will, Williams changed the direc- 
tion for administering the fund by 
eliminating this committee and 
naming only the "chairman of the 
Department of Creative Writing at 
Harvard." He also gave to Harvard, 
rather than to Sewanee, his per- 
sonal journals, diaries, and papers. 

Edward Watson, the University's 
legal counsel, noted that a person at 
Harvard was always to be involved 
in the administration of the Dakin 
Fund and that the codicil may actu- 
ally have provided a more workable 
arrangement. The Dakin Fund it- 

( continued page 3) 

On &Offthe Mountain 

Everyone thought it was just an or- 
dinary hectic March 10 when a tele- 
phone call from a Miami Herald re- 
porter was received at the Univer- 
sity's switchboard. The call con- 
cerned a bequest of rather large 
value (the reporter said $10 mil- 
lion) from the playwright, Tennes- 
see Williams, who a couple of weeks 
earlier had died of a freak accident 
in his New York hotel room. It was 
the first notice the University had, 
unofficial or otherwise, that Se- 
wanee was a beneficiary of Wil- 
liams's will. The reporter must have 
been amused to find that he was an- 
nouncing the bequest. All he really 
wanted was a statement for publica- 

Over the next few days, people in 
Sewanee were going to learn a little 
more about Tennessee Williams, 
whose talents, passions, and eccen- 
tricities had in no case gone unno- 
ticed- The world was going to leam 
something about the University of 
the South, and if Tennessee Wil- 
liams had been watching, he would 

THE COVER: Diplomas in hand, 
Laura Day Dickinson and Matt 
Carruthers bask in the glory of 
commencement day. During the 
commencement procession, back 
cover, School of Theology grad- 
uating seniors await the sunshine. 

SewSqee Ngws 

JUNE 1983 


Latham W. Davis, Editor 

Beeler Brush, C'68, Alumni Editor 

Sara Dudney Ham, SS*51, Assistant 

Margi Moore, Designer 

Advisory Editors: 

Patrick Anderson, C'57 

Arthur Ben Chitty, C'35 

Elizabeth N. Chitty 

Ledlie W. Conger, Jr., C'49 

Joseph B. Cumming, Jr., C'47 

Starkey S. Fiythe, Jr., C'56 

The Rev. William N. McKeachie, C'66 

Dale E. Richardson 

Charles E. Thomas, C'27 

The Sewanee News {ISSN 0037-3044) is 
published quarterly by the University of 
the South, including the School of 
Theology and the College of Arts and 
Sciences, and is distributed without 
charge to alumni, parents, and friends 
of the University. Second class postage 
is paid at Sewanee, Tennessee. 
Distribution is 23,000. 

Letters to the Editor: Readers are 
invited to send their comments and 
criticisms to the Sewanee News, the 
University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tennessee 37375. 

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have enjoyed himself thoroughly. 
For starters, one wonders if Mr. 
Williams knew he was worth $10 
million. That figure was to hold the 
attention of quite a few people and 
keep the public's eye, or at least 
part of it, riveted on Williams's will 
and the University of the South. 

Within two days and a weekend, 
Edward Watson, the University's le- 
gal counsel, succeeded in obtaining 
by telephone a summary of the 
will. (See related stories in this 
issue.) There was also the matter of 
Tennessee Williams's connections 
with Sewanee, explained in part by 
some correspondence between the 
playwright and Vice- Chancellor 
Ayres in 1980 and enhanced by 
some notes about Williams's grand- 
father, the Rev. Walter E. Dakin. 
Mr. Dakin was an alumnus of the 
School of Theology who had been 
honored before with a $1,000 gift 
to Sewanee and was being honored 
again by his famous grandson's be- 

In the meantime, calls by the 
score were coming in from news- 
papers, magazines, syndicates, tele- 
vision stations, and networks (not 
to mention the calls and personal 
visits from indigent writers). Stories 
about the bequest appeared in 
papers from the San Diego Union 
to the New Hampshire Sunday 
News, and a short piece was pub- 
lished in the Times of London. 

The salient questions were: Why 
did Tennessee Williams leave all 
that money to the University of the 
South? What did the University 
plan to do with all that money? 
And what did the will say (usually 
leading to a need for some sort of 
legal interpretation)? None of those 
questions were particularly easy to 
answer especially when the Univer- 
sity was dealing with reporters im- 
patient with detail. Whenever possi- 
ble the strategy was to stress the 
suitability of a place like Sewanee 
for carrying out the wishes of Ten- 
nessee Williams. This approach at 
least helped increase the curiosity 
of several periodicals. 

The slight problem that remained 
was that the University's adminis- 
tration did not feel free to describe 
how the funds might be used, and 
no proposal has been developed. 
After all, agreement about a writing 
program might be delayed a decade 
or more even if Williams's brother, 
Dakin, does not choose to contest 
the will as he is threatening to do. 

About the end of the first week, a 
major new element was injected in- 
to news reports, A Hollywood col- 
umnist "discovered" (perhaps over 
cocktails or at a Jacuzzi party) that 
there was a codicil to the will that 
"divested Sewanee" and left all of 
Tennessee Williams's papers and the 
$10 million to Harvard. The codicil 

said in part that the Dakin Fund 
would be administered by the chair- 
man of Harvard's creative-writing 

The codicil story went over the 
newswires (with a Hollywood date- 
line) and was picked up and feasted 
upon by the New York Daily News, 
and for several days the flood of 
calls was renewed with questions 
about what Sewanee thought of 
this new development and did the 
codicil really mean that Harvard 
had the power to say how and " 
where the money would be spent. 
The irony was that the codicil had 
been explained in the very first 
story published in Key West, Flori- 
da, on March 11. The question of 
the administration of funds did not 
raise an eyebrow until the Holly- 
wood story was published. 

The reporters did not seem to be 
getting answers from Harvard. Calls 
were referred to one and then 
another member of its faculty. 
(There is no creative-writing depart- 
ment and, therefore, no chairman.) 
Sewanee soon even got calls from 
Harvard's two student newspapers, 
the Independent and the Crimson, 
and finally from the Harvard maga- 

Several newspapers and magazines 
that chose to publish major features 
were undeterred by the hoopla over 
the administration of the funds, sat- 
isfied with explanations made by 
Mr. Watson, who is appropriately a 
graduate of both Sewanee and Har- 
vard Law School. Time magazine 
dismissed the matter with this 
colorful quotation from Mr. Wat- 
son: "It will be resolved by these 
two institutions in a practical, har- 
monious way, not on' a football 
field, or in a courtroom, or any- 
where else like that." 

Major articles followed in the Phil- 
adelphia Inquirer and the Atlanta 
Constitution, neither of which cap- 
tured the spirit of Sewanee as well 
as the shorter piece in Time. 
Charles V. Flowers, C'48, wrote an 
article with a special Sewanee flavor 
for his newspaper, the Baltimore 
Sun. He even included an old Se- 
wanee song: 

Don't send my boy to Georgia 
Tech, the dying mother said. 
Don't send my boy to Tennessee, 
Pd rather see him dead. 
But send him to Sewanee, it's bet- 
ter than Cornell, 

And rather than send him to Van- 
derbilt, I'd send my boy to hell. 

He closed the article with: "That's 
what Sewanee is all about. Anyone 
interested in Harvard will have to 
look it up on his or her own." 

It was said often enough to be- 
come hackneyed that even if Se- 
wanee never got a penny from the 
Tennessee Williams estate, it would 
get a million dollars worth of publi- 

city. There were times, however, 
when pictures painted of Sewanee 
were not always what you would 
recognize or prefer. Much ink was 
spent upon conservative attitudes 
of students, manners (or Southern 
gentility), and gowns, all of which 
can become oppressive with excess. 
"Anachronism" was used more 
than once. Seeking solace someone 
recalled Tallulah Bankhead's fa- 
mous remark when told of some 
scandalous story about her in the 
newspapers: "Tell me, daaaling, did 
they spell my name right?" 

The best advice for dealing with 
public attention was probably given 
by Douglas Paschall, associate dean 
of the College. Addressing the 
Board of Trustees in April, he re- 
marked that even those who love 
Sewanee most do hot make the 
point as well as they should that Se- 
wanee is an excellent academic in- 

That point is worth repeating oc- 
casionally, for the University is 
doing a great deal more with its stu- 
dents than giving them manners. On 
reflection Tennessee Williams quite 
likely could not have done so well 
with his estate anywhere else. 
Rather than simply being a favor 
for good ole Sewanee, his bequest 
is a cleverly directed investment in 
America's literary and intellectual 
future. (continued page 31) 

Really nothing's terribly new on 
the Mountain. The Student Hand- 
book (revised 1946) under Fresh- 
man Rules— "6. Freshmen must 
not wear bow ties or spats and must 
not carry a cane." With a relaxed 
dress code, in my freshman year we 
find the ninety-five-percent ex-G.I. 
student body nattily attired with 
regimental stripes or foulard ties, 
optional field jackets, khaki trous- 
ers, and combat boots smothered in 
a natty -ratty academic gown. As 
long as the tie was there Abbott 
Cotten Martin and Tudor Seymour 
Long were satisfied not to dismiss 
class for violations of the dress 
code. The three coeds at that time 
wore skirts, however. Yes, coeds 
then too. Nope, tain't changed at 

Edward C. Marshall, C'31 
Lake Leelanau, Michigan 

Walter Dakin: A Gentle 
Manner and Love of Sewanee 

i interview once with Nashville 
Tennessean journalist Louise Davis, 
Tennessee Williams spoke of plans 
his youth to attend the Univer- 
sity of the South, the alma mater of 
his grandfather. 

'But Sewanee was so far away 
that it was not practical," he said. 
'I went to college in the Midwest." 
A half-century after his college 


he chose to honor both the 

University and his grandfather with 

bequest of major proportions. 
The bequest to Sewanee will some- 
establish the Walter E. Dakin 
Memorial Fund to assist creative 
writers and creative writing. 

The Rev. Mr. Dakin, Williams's 
grandfather, attended the School of 
Theology in 1895 and was ordained 
to both the diaconate and the 
priesthood by Bishop Charles Todd 
Quintard, one of the University's 

Later Mr. Dakin ^ould write that 
he entered Sewanee to improve his 
Greek "and to listen to dear old Dr. 
DuBose and others— all a great privi- 
lege." He became the rector of 
churches in Tennessee, Ohio, and 
Mississippi. After his retirement in 
1931, he enjoyed visiting Sewanee, 
and in the years before his death in 
1955, he spent part of his summers 
on the Mountain. 

This devotion and respect for Se- 
wanee must not have been lost on 
Williams, who was especially fond 
of his gentle and dignified grand- 
father. Williams, his mother, and his 
sister, Rose, lived for a time in the 
Dakin rectories in Nashville and 
Mississippi. He was, in fact, born at 
his grandfather's home in Colum- 
bus. The images and sounds of the 
genteel South that Williams ab- 
sorbed in those days were to feed 
his literary imagination for years to 

Important as well, Dakin may 
have been a halcyon influence that 
Williams was to recall with nostalgia 
in the more turbulent years of his 
teens and twenties in St. Louis, 
when Thomas Lanier Williams be- 
came "Tennessee." 

Williams dedicated a volume of 
poems, In the Winter of Cities, to 
his grandfather. When Mr. Dakin 
died, Williams made a gift of 
$1,000 to Sewanee. In recognition 
of that gift the University named a 
guest apartment in St. Luke's Hall 
the Dakin suite. 

His mother, Edwina Dakin Wil- 
liams, may have influenced her son, 
for she made several gifts to Se- 
wanee in the 1950s and '60s. 

In 1973 Williams was awarded the 
centennial medal of the Cathedral 
of St. John the Divine in New 
York. At his mother's suggestion, 
he sent the medal and citation to 
the University to be displayed in 
the Dakin suite. The medal and ci- 
tation are now kept in the Univer- 
sity archives. 

In 1978 the University voted to 
award an honorary D.Litt. to Wil- 
liams. However, he was unable to 
attend the ceremony, and the de- 
gree was never conferred. 

Given his admiration of Sewanee, 
expressed publicly on more than 
one occasion, it is puzzling that 
Tennessee Williams never visited the 
campus, as far as we know. His will 
was written in 1980, yet he never 
informed anyone with the Univer- 
sity that Sewanee was his major re- 
sidual beneficiary. It seems that he 
would have wanted to see the place 
that he would someday endow. Per- 
haps he always intended to come 
and never made it. 

Walter E. Dakin relaxes on the lawn of Tuckaway Inn in Sewanee. 


Professor William T. Cocke gives a class of freshn 
literature and Sewanee standards. 

i lesson in English 


self is still to come into the Univer- 
sity's possession, after the death of 
Rose Williams, and will still be dis- 
tributed by Sewanee. 

"There is no reason not to be- 
lieve," Mr. Watson said, "that when 
the appropriate time arises, an 
arrangement entirely satisfactory to 
this University will be reached for 
planning and executing the program 
proposed by Tennessee Williams in 
his will." 

The value of the estate, estimated 
in early news reports to be $10 mil- 
lion, cannot be verified. Mr. Watson 
was able to determine that Mr. Wil- 
liams's gross estate is worth "some- 
thing less than $2 million in real 
and personal property." To that 
will be added the undetermined 
amounts which may be received 
from the royalties of the plays. 
There is no way of determining at 
this time what will remain and be- 
come available to the Walter E. 
Dakin Memorial Fund after the ex- 
penses of the estate and other pro- 
visions of the will have been met. 

Some news reports have men- 
tioned a possible contest of the will 
by his brother, Dakin, who also has 
been eager to promote the sales of 
his newly-published biography of 
Tennessee Williams. No suit has yet 
been filed, and Mr. Watson said 
there is no reason to question the 
validity of the will. 

Vice-Chancellor Ayres has ex- 
pressed the University's excitement 
and pleasure at being named so gen- 
erously in Williams's will. The be- 
quest could provide a number of 

benefits to Sewanee. However, the 
bequest cannot be counted toward 
the $50-million Century II Cam- 
paign since the uses designated for 
the Dakin Fund are outside of the 
needs covered by the Century II 

Details of the program for creative 
writers which would be financed by 
the Dakin Fund have scarcely been 
considered. The University's origi- 
nal proposal, which was prepared to 
a great extent by Douglas Paschall, 
the associate dean of the College, 
was not incorporated into the will 
and is neither binding nor necessar- 
ily applicable to the new situation. 
Since it may be many years before 
the Dakin Fund is established, Uni- 
versity officials are not in a rush to 
formulate plans. 

W. Brown Patterson, dean of the 
College, said it is hoped that funds 
would be used to strengthen crea- 
tive writing in the University 's cur- 
riculum. The funds might also be 
used to establish a fellowship pro- 
gram and a summer institute for 
writers and writing students. 

"The University has long been 
associated with imaginative litera- 
ture, especially with the Southern 
literary Renaissance," Dean Patter- 
son said. "Through the Sewanee 
Review, moreover, its literary in- 
fluence has reached to every part 
of the English-speaking world. Se- 
wanee is a natural center for the 
teaching and encouragement of 
creative writing." 


Bringing Friends Together 

Friends of the Library of the Uni- 
versity of the South has been offi- 
cially formed with the adoption of 
a constitution and the election of 
members to two governing boards. 

Mrs. Edward (Edith) McCrady, 
who is chairman for the new Board 
of Directors, presided at the organ- 
izational meeting held April 23. 

Edward W. Watson, 0*30, the Uni- 
versity's legal counsel, who pre- 
sented the constitution, said the use 
of two boards is the best system for 
embracing the far-flung constitu- 
ency of the University. 

The Board of Directors, made up 
mainly of Sewanee residents, is re- 
sponsible for conducting the affairs 
of the organization on a weekly or 
even daily basis. 

A Board of Governors will meet 
annually to establish policies and 
plans for the organization and to 
aid in the accomplishment of the 
organization's purposes. 

Those purposes are to stimulate 
interest in the collections and facil- 
ities of the University Library 
(including both duPontandthe 
School of Theology Libraries), to 
provide an opportunity for those 
interested to participate in exhibits, 
programs, and publications, and to 
attract gifts of books, manuscripts, 
and other materials. David Kearley, 
University librarian, an ex officio 
member of both boards, said the 
widest possible membership is being 

Members of the Board of Gover- 
nors are John Alexander, A'63, 
associate editor of the Greensboro 
Daily News; Edmund Berkeley, 
C'54, curator of manuscripts and 
archivist at the University of Virgin- 
ia; Arthur Ben Chitty, C'35, of Se- 
wanee, University historiographer; 
Franklin Gilliam, C'46, a San Fran- 
cisco bookseller and appraiser, who 
is moving his firm to Charlottes- 

ville, Virginia; Mrs. Robert (Eliza- 
beth Craig) Lancaster of Sewanee, 
a retired member of the HuPont Li- 
brary staff; Thaddeus C. "Thad" 
Lockard of Sewanee, professor 
emeritus; G. Simms McDowell, 
C'65, a Charleston, South Carolina, 
attorney; Mrs. Robert P. (Katrine) 
Moore of Sewanee, retired manager 
of St. Luke's Bookstore; and W. 
Porter Ware, A'22, C'26, of Se- 
wanee, retired University registrar. 


Summer Events 


igh June 18— Fourth Epis- 
copal World Missions Confer- 
, St. Mary's Retreat Center, con- 
It ichurd Hall, 615-598-5931 

School, College of Arts & Sei- 
zes, contact Frederick Croom, 615- 
J-5931 x 332. 

Ministry Program, School of 
Theology, contact Donald Armentroul 
615-598-6931 x 373. 

through July 16- Sewanee 
Summer Seminar, contact Ed- 
i Stirling. 615-598-5931 x 233. 

phony with pianist Theodore Lettvin 
performing the "Emperor" concerto, 
Guerry Hal). 

nA 2:30 p.m., Cumberland Orches- 
£t~T Ira and Sewanee Symphony, 
Guerry Hall. 

OC through July 31— Sewanee 
tCiO Summer Music Center, contact 


through July 31-FESTIVAL 

Martha McCrory, 615-598-5931 x 225. 

'83, contact Martha McCrory, 


HC 2:30 p.m., Pops Concert, Se- 
£l\J wanee Festival Orchestra, 
Guerry Hall. 


8 p.m., Concerto Program, 
Guerry Hall. 

OC through July 1-Colf and Ten- 
£*yj nis Camp, ages 9-17, contact 


3 p.m.. Student Ensemble Pro- 
gram, The Garth. 

Norman Kalkhoff, 616-598-5931 

x 396. 


4:30 p.m., Faculty Recital 
Guerry Hall. 



8 p.m.. Student Ensemble Pro 
gram, Guerry Hall. 

O 2:30 p.m., Cumberland Orches- 
KJ tra and Sewanee Symphony, 


3 p.m., Cumberland Orchestra 

Guerry Hall. 

Guerry Hall. 

It Sewanee Invitational Coif 
TX Tournament, contact Dale 


4:30 p.m.. Original Composi- 

tions, Bishop's Common. 

Mooney, 615-598-9447. 


8 p.m., Faculty Concert, 

CJ through July 9— "la There Lire 
O After EFM>" conference. 

Guerry Hall. 

Bairnwick Center, contact Edward de- 


10:35 p.m., Music for Brass, 

Bary, 615-698-5931 X 341. 

All Saints' Chapel. 


2:30 p.m., Sewanee Symphony 
and Cumberland Orchestra, 
Guerry Hall. 

In addition to Mrs. McCrady, the 
Board of Directors consists of Mrs. 
Donald S. (Sue) Armentrout, a 
member of the staff of duPont 
Library; A. Scott Bates, professor 
of French; Frederic C. "Deric" Beil, 
C'70, a New York publisher; and 
the Rev. John M. Gessell, professor 
of Christian ethics and editor of St. 
Lukes Journal of Theology. 

Trustees Elect New Regents 

The Board of Trustees has elected 
four of its members to serve six- 
year terms on the University's 
Board of Regents. 

Those elected were Thomas S. 
Damall, Jr., C'57; the Rev. William 
Thomas Fitzgerald, T'60; the Rt. 
Rev. Willis Ryan Henton, H'72; and 
Kyle Wheelus, Jr., C'52. 

The trustees elect four members 
every two years to the seventeen 
member executive body, which in- 
cludes the Chancellor, Vice-Chan- 
cellor, and three members elected 
by the regents themselves. 

Mr. Wheelus, a Beaumont, Texas, 
attorney in the firm of Weller, 
Wheelus, and Green, was re-elected 
after serving two years on the 
Board of Regents. He has been a 
member of the Board of Trustees 
since 1976. A graduate of Lamar 
Junior College before receiving his 
bachelor's degree from Sewanee, 
Mr. Wheelus later received a law 
degree from the University of 

Bishop Henton, the first bishop of 
the Western Diocese of Louisiana, 
has served previously as bishop of 
Northwest Texas. He received his 
formal education at Kearney Ne- 
braska State College and General 

Theological Seminary, where he 
earned both bachelor and doctoral 
degrees in Sacred Theology. He 
served the Church in the Philippines 
and New York City before answer- 
ing a call to Louisiana where he was 
rector of two churches and then 
archdeacon for education. 

Mr. Darn all, senior vice-president 
of St. Louis Union Trust Company 
since 1973, is serving his second 
term as a member of the Board of 
Trustees from the Diocese of Mis- 
souri. He received a bachelor's de- 
gree from Sewanee and studied at 
New York University Graduate 
School of Business. He was presi- 
dent of the Sewanee Club of New 
York from 1971 to 1973. 

The Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald, vicar of 
St. Ignatius's Church at St. Simons 
Island, has been rector of churches 
in Florida and Georgia since his or- 
dination to the priesthood in 1961. 
He holds bachelor's and master's 
degrees in chemistry from the Cita- 
del and the University of Georgia 
respectively and was a research 
chemist and teacher before begin- 
ning theological training. He taught 
at Sewanee Military Academy from 
1957 to 1960 while attending the 
School of Theology. 

Members of the University 's Board of Trustees peer from the windows 
of a bus during a tour of the campus they received as part of a special 
orientation session. The Rev. William S. Mann, C'39, T'45, a member 
of the Board, was the organizer of the orientation program. 

Leaders in Four Fields 
Receive Honorary Degrees 

During commencement exercises 
May 22, the University awarded 
four honorary degrees to persons of 
very diverse backgrounds and' 

talents. • 

They are'Monroe K. Spears, 
former^piofessor of English and edi- 
tor of the Sewanee Review; Nicho- 
las Georgescu-Roegen, internation- 
ally-known economist; Mrs. Marion 
M. Kelleran, theologian, educator, 
and church leader; and the Rt. Rev, 
Festo Kivengere, bishop of the dio- 
cese of Kigezi, Uganda, who de- 
livered the commencement address. 

Spears is the Libbie Sheam Moody 
professor of English at Rice Univer- 
sity in Houston, Texas. After re- 
ceiving his degrees from the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina and Prince- 
ton, he taught at the University of 
Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, and Se- 
wanee. He has been a Rockefeller 
Foundation fellow and a Guggen- 
heim fellow. He is the editor of a 
number of critical works and the 
author of poetry and literary cri- 
ticism including The Levitator and 
Other Poems. 

Georgescu-Roegen is best known 
for his work in reuniting economics 
with its biophysical foundation. He 
studied in Bucharest, Paris, and 
London, and taught at the Univer- 
sity of Bucharest until after World 
War II. After a year at Harvard, he 
moved to Vanderbilt where he 
taught economics until his retire- 
ment. He has won awards from the 
Rockefeller and Ford foundations 
and was a Guggenheim fellow and a 
Fulbright scholar. His books in- 
clude Analytical Economics: Issues 
and Problems and The Entropy 
Law and the Economic Process. 

Mrs. Kelleran has served the Epis- 
copal Church on the Executive 
Council, the Board of Theological 
Education, and as director of 
Christian education for the diocese 
of Washington, D.C. She taught pas- 
toral theology at Virginia Theologi- 
cal Seminary for ten years and was 
chairman of the -world-wide Angli- 
can Consultative Council, pne of 
eight Episcopal delegates to the 
World Council of Churches in Ken- 
ya, she has been active in lay minis- 
try, group life projects, ordination 
of women, and on the boards of 
church-related schools and the 
YWCA. She helped design the Sea- 
bury Series, a model of Christian 

Bishop Kivengere teaches that love 
and forgiveness are the best weap- 
ons for reconstruction in Uganda 
and the world. After a twenty-year 
teaching career, he became an evan- 
gelist, went to Pittsburgh Theologi- 
cal Seminary, became a priest, and 
then bishop. In 1977 he fled from 
his homeland after protesting Pres- 
ident Idi Amin's violations of hu- 
man rights. He organized a support 
and education group for the Ugan- 
dan exiles, and, when he returned 
home in 1979, he began relief pro- 
grams to bring the country back to 
normal. He is a team leader for the 
African Enterprise. He has won sev- 
eral international awards for his 
stand on freedom and human rights 
in Africa. The author of numerous 
books including Revolutionary 
Love, he has conducted preaching 
and teaching missions throughout 
the world. 

The baccalaureate procession begins under threatening clouds 

Dark Skies, Bright Visions 

The four persons who received honorary degrees at commencement 
exercises pause briefly on the University quadrangle. From left are 
the Rt. Rev. Furman C. Stough, University Chancellor; the Rt. Rev. 
Festo Kivengere of Uganda; Marion M. Kelleran of Alexandria, Vir- 
ginia; Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen of Nashville; Monroe K. Spears of 
Houston, and Vice-Chancellor Robert M . Ayres, Jr. 

Not even torrential rains could 
dampen the spirits of 226 Sewanee 
graduates and their families who 
celebrated commencement on May 

The weekend's social activities 
were hampered by the intermittent 
downpours, and for the first time in 
many years the gala Saturday 
brunch on the quadrangle was can- 
celled. A less gala gathering was 
held in GaUor Hall. 

The black-tie dinner-dance was 
held on the night that storms were 
ravaging the south and southwest. 
But as graduates poured from All 
Saints' Chapel with "sheepskins" in 
hand, the sun broke through the 

The baccalaureate address was de- 
livered by the Rt. Rev. Festo Kiven- 
gere, bishop of Kigezi, Uganda. He 
quoted and criticized the philoso- 
phy of Nietzsche; he questioned the 
graduates about their priorities, and 
he told of the harrowing experience 
of preaching the Gospel in the 
Uganda of Idi Amin. 

"We are all here to celebrate your 
successes," he began. "But we are 
also here to celebrate the failures. 
For in failure, we discover some- 
thing about life. Perhaps in failure 
one is able to discover how to suc- 

He told the graduates that it is im- 
portant that they not leave the Uni- 
versity with confused heads since 
they would add confusion to an al- 
ready confused world. And while 
his respect for the intellect was evi- 
dent, Bishop Kivengere cautioned 
that the more intellectual people 
become, the more danger there is 
that "we will lose the simplicity we 
must have to reach people." 

In this regard he referred to the 
simplicity of Jesus Christ "who en- 
lightened the darkest comers of the 

He also spoke of the joy and en- 
thusiasm of a truly Christian life, 
which allows one to face the miser- 

ies of humanity and to understand 
one's fellow man. 

"The world is waiting for you," 
he said. 

The valedictory address was de- 
livered by Josephine Hicks of 
Greenwood, South Carolina. This 
year's salutatorian was George Mor- 
gan of Aiken, South Carolina. 

The following degrees were pre- 
sented: Bachelor of Arts, 162; 
Bachelor of Science, thirty-six; Mas- 
ter of Divinity, twenty-two; Doctor 
of Ministry, four, and Master of Sa- 
cred Theology, two. Four honorary 
degrees were awarded. 

1983 Awards 

During commencement exercises 
this spring, thirty awards were 
made to students in the College of 
Arts and Sciences and the School of 

The Woods Leadership Awards for 
the most significant contributions 
to the quality of life went to semi- 
nary middler William KnoxiBailey 
of Elgin, South Carolina, and col- 
lege junior Daniel Stevens Gould of 
Clearwater, Florida. 

Other awards and their recipients 
were as follows: 

Guerry Award for excellence in 
English to Kathleen Renee Fergu- 
son of Hanover, Indiana; 

John McCrady Memorial Prize in 
fine arts to Elizabeth Louise Kim- 
brough of Dallas, Texas, and John 
Seibels Walker of Columbia, South 

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medal- 
lion for character to Philip Cargill 
Watt of Thomasville, Georgia; - 

Judy Running Memorial Music 
Prize to Leigh Ann Williams of Dal- 
las, Texas; 

Philip Evans Award for the out- 
standing economics graduate to Jet- 
ta Ellen McKenzie of Kingsport, 
Tennessee; (continued next page) 


New Admissions Director 
Highly Recommended 

Mrs. Elda Southern, coordinator of the Cambridge Study Prograt 
and Douglas Paschali, associate dean of the College of Arts am 
Sciences, discuss the details of the program scheduled to begin 

Stronger Cambridge Ties 

The ties with Cambridge University 
will be strengthened this summer as 
Sewanee sends its first student to 
England under a program called 
Studies at Cambridge. 

Virginia Tate, sophomore from 
Columbia, South Carolina, has been 
accepted for a full year of study at 
Cambridge, beginning this summer. 

Virginia will join about thirty 
other American students, who take 
one major and one minor course 
each term at Cambridge. She will be 
a member of the Cambridge Union 
Society, the heart of campus activi- 
ties. Originally a debating society 
which trained many British politi- 
cians and diplomats, the Union now 
encompasses meeting rooms, bars, 
discos, a film club, and a library. 

Visiting students at Cambridge 
may choose a full year of study, the 
summer /Michael mas term, or the 
Lenten/Easter term. Lodging nor- 
mally is at a boarding house, which 
provides room, breakfast, and din- 
ner. Lunch may be taken at the din- 
ing room of one of the colleges. 

The University has begun partici- 
pation in another overseas program 
for students in cooperation with 
the London School of Economics 
and Political Science at the Univer- 
sity of London. 

The London School offers stu- 
dents unique opportunities for 
study since it lies at the political 
center of Great Britain as well as 
near the commercial, financial, and 
legal center of the capital. 

The full-year's program will allow 
students to focus on one area of 
study or sample a variety of sub- 
jects—economics, finance, govern- 
ment, anthropology, history, lan- 

guage, law, philosophy, psychology, 
sociology, and mathematics. Each 
student will have a personal tutor. 
Other overseas study programs at 
the University include British 
Studies at Oxford, International 
Studies at London, and the Insti- 
tute for European Studies, with 
connections in London and Dur- 
ham, England, France, Austria, 
Brussels, Germany, and Spain. Se- 
wanee also participates in the se- 
mester abroad program at Cutting- 
ton College in Liberia. 

The new director of admissions for 
the College of Arts and Sciences is 
R. Edwin Wilkes, Jr., who for the 
past year has been acting director 
of college admissions at Emory Uni- 
versity in Atlanta. 

Mr. Wilkes will assume his duties 
July 1, replacing Albert S. Gooch, 
who resigned earlier this year to be- 
come president of Kanuga Confer- 
ence Center in North Carolina. 

W. Brown Patterson, dean of the 
College, said Mr. Wilkes was the 
first choice of the advisory search 
committee and the administration 
and comes to the University highly 
recommended by professionals in 
the field of admissions. 

"We believe he is the right person 
to enable Sewanee to meet its goals 
of enrolling outstanding students 
and achieving a greater geographi- 
cal, economic, and ethnic diversity 
in our student body," Dean Patter- 
son said. 

Mr. Wilkes has had ten years of 
experience in admissions work at 
Emory and Furman University in 
Greenville, South Carolina. He was 
associate director of college admis- 
sions at Emory for two years prior 
to being named acting director last 
year. At Furman he was assistant 
director of admissions and later 
associate director and also served 
for a time in the office of student 

financial aid at the University of 
South Carolina. 

He graduated from Furman cum 
laude in 1972 with a major in po- 
litical science and in 1976 received 
his M.Ed, degree in student person- 
nel services from the University of 
South Carolina. 

As this year's president of the 
Southern Association of College 
Admissions Counselors, he has de- 
veloped close associations with a 
wide circle of college admissions 
officers and high school counselors. 

At Emory he organized a very suc- 
cessful visitation program involving 
alumni and parents closely in ad- 
missions work. One of his most suc- 
cessful projects at Furman was the 
formation of a volunteer student 
group to provide tour guides, hosts 
for overnight stays, and advice to 
the director of admissions and the 

He is a member of numerous pro- 
fessional associations and was 
selected to Outstanding Young Men 
of America in 1982. 



Atlee Heber Hoff Memorial Schol- 
arship for attainment in economics 
to Richard Roland Spore III of 
Memphis, Tennessee; 

Louis George Hoff Memorial 
Scholarship for attainment in chem- 
istry to Charles Dalton Atnip of 
Cordova, Tennessee; 

Charles Hammond Memorial 
Award for excellence in scholar- 
ship, leadership, and athletics to 
Timothy Kile Garrett of Nashville, 

Fine Arts Award for distinction in 
art history to Suzanne Irene Juge of 
Saudi Arabia; 

Eugene B. Mechling, Jr. Scholar- 
ship for outstanding junior (female) 
member of the Order of Gownsmen 
to Rachel Woolman Lukens of 
Nashville, Tennessee; 

Susan Beatty Memorial Prize for 
greatest improvement in general 
chemistry to Bryan Scott Buchanan 
of Pensacola, Florida; 

Class of 1935-Dr. I. Croom Beatty 
Prize for improvement in organic 

chemistry to Andrea Russell Will- 
iams of Dade City, Florida; 

Handbook Award for the fresh- 
man with highest score in general 
chemistry to Edward Wrenn Woo- 
ten of Little Rock, Arkansas; 

Thomas O'Connor Scholarship for 
highest scholastic attainment for 
three years to Richard Roland 
Spore III of Memphis, Tennessee; 

Charles Pollard Marks Scholarship 
for outstanding junior (male) of the 
Order of Gownsmen to David Hun- 
ter Gilbert of Chattanooga, Tennes- 

Arthur B. Dugan Memorial Prize 
for outstanding junior major in po- 
litical science to Jan Martin 
Rodgers of Nashville, Tennessee; 

George Thomas Shettle Prize in 
the School of Theology for the best 
reading of the Prayer Book Service 
to John Wilfrid Henry II of Bay 
Shore, New York; 

American Bible Society Award in 
the School of Theology for the sen- 
ior showing excellence in Biblical 
studies to John Gregory Prior of 
Summerville, South Carolina; 

Barron -Cravens Cup for the out- 

standing male athlete to Robert 
Blane Brooks of Hixson, Tennessee, 
and Timothy Talmadge Tenhet of 
Clarksdale, Mississippi. 

John Flynn Memorial Trophy for 
the outstanding intramural athlete 
to Timothy Kile Garrett of Nash- 
ville, Tennessee; 

Fulbright Scholarship Award for 
study at the University of Bonn, 
Germany for 1983-84 to George 
Fredrick Morgan of Aiken, South 

Isaac Marion Dwight Medal for 
philosophical and biblical Greek to 
George Fredrick Morgan of Aiken, 
South Carolina; 

James McCardell Fourmy, Jr. 
Graduate Scholarship in classical 
languages to George Fredrick Mor- 
gan of Aiken, South Carolina; 

William T. Allen Memorial Schol- 
arship in physics to Jeffrey Scott 
Bull of Knoxville, Tennessee; 

The Eugene Mark Kayden Schol- 
arship for graduate study in eco- 
nomics to Jetta Ellen McKenzie of 
Kingsport, Tennessee, and Earl 
Douglass Williams, Jr., of Ooltewah, 

by Jill Crane, C84 

Though the performing arts are often neglected 
at small liberal arts colleges, the Music Depart- 
ment at the University of the South is working 
very hard to lift itself above stepchild status. An 
energetic group of faculty and students, led by 
department chairman Steven Shrader, has set 
out to convince the University community that 
the study of music can be an important part of 

liberal arts education and not just a mildly ef- 
fete extracurricular activity. 

Probably only the most recent alumni are 
aware that the Music Department now has a 
home of its own: Wiggins Hall, down the road 
from the library just beyond the cemetery. The 
out-of-the-way location of Wiggins Hall prompts 
Dr. Shrader to quip in class that the Music De- 
partment exists "to prove that there is indeed 

)n the other- side of the grave," but the very 
existence of a permanent facility has been an im- 
portant event in the recent history of the depart- 
ment. On a good night, Wiggins Hall is teeming 
with music: a passerby is apt to hear a Schu- 
mann lied, a set of Beethoven variations, or a 
cello exercise wafting across the graveyard. If 
the dreaded jury exams for performance stu- 
dents are imminent, he might also hear cries of 
anguish as a frustrated student beats his head 
against the wall. The building contains numerous 
practice rooms, a rehearsal hall for the Univer- 
sity Band, faculty offices, and a classroom 
equipped with music blackboards and audio 

The department presently offers a full range of 
courses in the history and theory of music and 
offers applied instruction in selected areas. Stu- 
dents seeking to satisfy the University fine arts 
requirement usually enroll in the 100-level Intro- 
duction to Music, but an increasing number re- 
turn to take an upper-level course in music his- 
tory or theory. Applied instruction is offered in 
piano (Dr. Shrader), organ (Dr. Robbe Del- 
camp), voice (Ms. Susan Rupert), cello (Miss 
Martha McCrory), and carillon (Mr. Albert Bon- 
holzer). Enrollment in performance courses has 
increased threefold over the past five years. A 

Steven Shrader, chairman of the music depart- 
ment, instructs his music theory students, from 
left, Jill Crane, Leigh Williams, and Beth Free- 

Lento to 

Being a music major at Sewanee is not easy; 
the curriculum is rigorous, the walk to Wiggins 
is long, and English majors listening to Shake- 
speare hog the turntables in the Listening Com- 
plex when we're trying to study Beethoven's 
late quartets. But the study of music has its own 
rewards, and Sewanee's Music Department is 
bringing the message to a widening audience. 

Jill Crane is a junior music major from Green- 
ville, South Carolina, and is president of the St 
Cecilia Guild. 

number of music majors have continued their 
studies at leading graduate schools in music; Dr. 
Shrader points with pride to the fact that Se- 
wanee graduates have more than held their own 
with conservatory graduates in the areas of 
theory and history. 

Performing groups are an important part of 
musical life at Sewanee. The choral program, 
under the able leadership of Dr. Delcamp, is 
thriving; in addition to the University Choir, a 
Chamber Choir devoted to the secular choral 
repertory has been organized. The University 
Band, open to all interested students, is directed 
by Mike Davis, a senior seminarian. Under 
Mike's guidance, interest and participation in the 
band have flourished; the band now has about 
twenty active members, most of whom per- 
formed under Mike's baton in the recent Purple 
Masque production of Pippin. 

The band's highest compliment came from a 
community member who asked where the thea- 
ter department had hired the orchestra. In addi- 
tion to the performing ensembles, students in- 
terested ir music may also join the Guild of St. 
Cecilia, a student-run organization which organ- 
izes a modest concert series each year featuring 
regional artists as well as local faculty and stu- 

Amanda Rowcliffe performs finals i 
formance under the scrutiny ofStei 
(Photos: Latham Davis) 

Robbe Delcamp, University choirmaster and or- 
ganist, observes Michael Winslett at the organ 


Edward B. King, C47, professor of 
history, has been awarded a Nation- 
al Endowment for the Humanities 
summer stipend to participate in a 
seminar, "Medieval Local History: 
Rome and Its Neighborhood, 
Twelfth and Fourteenth Centur- 
ies," to be held June 20 through 
August 12 at the American Acad- 
emy in Rome. Twelve participants 
were selected for this seminar on 
the basis of a nationwide competi- 

Edward Carlos, professor of fine 
arts, is achieving considerable ac- 
claim for his exhibitions of draw- 
ings of dancers, most recently 
May 11-14 at the Visual Arts 
Center in Greenwich Village, 
New York. In April he displayed 
his work at the Southeastern Re- 
gional Ballet Festival in Augusta, 
Georgia, where some twenty-five 
of the best southern ballet com- 
panies, members of the National 
Association for Regional Ballet, 
were present. Twenty of those 
companies and five other com- 
panies have asked Carlos to work 
with them, drawing their dancers 
and exhibiting at their perform- 
ances. This new vista of work 
opened up for Carlos after his 
association with the Internation- 
al Ballet Festival last year. The 
drawings that resulted, some of 
which have been shown at the 
University Library, have created 
a strong demand for his work. 
While in New York City, Carlos 
was also photographing and 
drawing dancers at the Emerging 
Choreographic Workshop and the 
American Ballet Theater, and he 
worked with dancers from the 
Martha Graham Company, the 
Boston Ballet Company, and 
others. He will also be designing 
sets with a new dance choreog- 
raphy team called Uris-Bahr and 
Dancers in New York City. The 
work with the southern compan- 
ies might very well be spread 
over the next several years. An 
indication of the increasing com- 
plexity of Carlos's schedule is 
that he has been invited to exhib- 
it at the International Ballet Fes- 
tival in 1985 and may exhibit at 
next year's festival as well. He 
was invited to the Edinburgh In- 
ternational Festival of the Arts 
this summer. 

Sherwood F. Ebey, professor of 
mathematics, is coming back to Se- 
wanee from a sabbatical year of 
doing collab oration 
with statisticians of the mathemati- 
cal and statistical research depart- 
ment of Oak Ridge National Labor- 
atory. During the spring semester, 
he was a resident member of the 

faculty for the Oak Ridge Science 
Semester of the Southern College 
University Union. Professor Ebey 
taught statistics and organized a 
seminar for the fifteen undergradu- 
ates from six participating colleges, 
including Sewanee. In March he at- 
tended the spring meeting of the 
Biometric Society of America in 
Nashville where he presented two 
papers dealing with some of his re- 

The academic year has been a busy 
one for John F. Flynn, professor of 
history, who has spoken or lectured 
at seven conferences and meetings 
as near to Sewanee as the Tennessee 
Conference of Historians at Motlow 
State Community College and as far 
away as the Western Social Sciences 
Association Conference in Albu- 
querque, New Mexico. This month 
he will participate in a seminar on 
the European Common Market held 
in Freiburg, Germany, under a fel- 
lowship he received from the Insti- 
tute of European Studies. This will 
be Professor Flynn 's second trip to 
Germany within a year. He partici- 

"West German -American Relations 
and Recent German International 
Policy" under the sponsorship of 
the American Historical Associa- 
tion, the West German Govern- 
ment, and others. Next September 
he will deliver a paper at the Fifth 
Mid-America Conference on His- 
tory in Springfield, Missouri. Aided 
by Mellon grants from Sewanee and 
Vanderbilt, he is also preparing the 
draft of a book on The Dilemma 
of Freedom and Unity in the Na- 
tional Liberal Party: Parliamentary 
Power and the National Liberal 
Delegation in the Reichstag, 1867- 
1880. Part of a chapter from this 
work was published in the Septem- 
ber 1982 volume of the Historical 
Journal, Cambridge University. 

Professors Marvin and Anita Good- 
stein have been on leave while he 
completed an essay on "Bubble-up 
Economics," for which publication 
is pending, and to prepare for a new 
course called Southern Economic 
Development, and while she com- 
pletes her history of antebellum 

Gilbert F. Gilchrist, professor of 
political science, has been on sab- 
batical leave during the spring se- 
mester writing about the seven- 
teenth-century political theorist 
James Harrington, whose ideas did 
not flourish in his native England, 
but they did in the American colon- 
ies. Harrington is depicted in the 
academic window commemorating 
political science in All Saints' 

St Andrew's-Sewanee 

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School 
graduated forty-three students at 
commencement services May 29, 
closing an auspicious year of 

Five members of the class of 
1983 will be entering the Univer- 
sity of the South in the fall. 
Their classmates are bound for 
such places as Harvard, Colum- 
bia, Williams, Virginia, Sweet 
Briar, Vanderbilt, Tulane, 
Emory, and Kenyon. 

It has been a special year of 
achievement in theater and mu- 
sic. The theater department repre- 
sented Tennessee in the south- 
eastern regional competition and 
received the award for "best 
play," the only original produc- 
tion in the meet. One student, 
Aaron Carlos, was named the 
best actor in Tennessee, and 
another senior, Charles Puckette, 
was selected best actor in the 

Two senior members of the 
choir received special honors. 
Tucker McCrady was named to 
All State Chorus, and Anna Peck 
was selected to All Middle-Ten- 
nessee Chorus. 

In athletics, Jimmy Ham, who 
made the all-conference football 
team last fall, made the All State 
Soccer Team and was among the 
top ten scorers in the state. 

All of these students have 
attained distinction academ- 

Other students have given St. 
Andrew's-Sewanee an outreach 
dimension. One group regularly 
visits an area nursing home. 
Others assist with community 
projects. One senior has been 
serving on the Sewanee Fire De- 

Of the rising seniors, seven 
placed in the National Merit * 
Scholarship competition. The 
headmaster, the Rev. William S. 
Wade, C'65, said there is much to 
look forward to next year. 

Efforts to improve the academ- 
ic program continue. More con- 
spicuous, perhaps, will be im- 
provements in the outing pro- 
gram and athletics. 

The outing program, initiated 
this year as a pilot project, will 
be expanded next year under the 
direction of Sanford McGee, 
chairman of the biology depart- 
ment, and with the aid of a 
$5,000 grant. 

The major change in athletics 
is the employment of Bill John- 
son, A'62, C'66, as the new ath- 
letic director. Johnson has been a 
coach and teacher at Jacksonville 
(Florida) Episcopal High School. 
St. Andrew's-Sewanee will also 
have a full-time girls' coach next 

A St. Andrew's School gradu- 
ate, Pat Gahan, will be director 
of development. 

"Anglicanism and the Episcopal 
Church" will be the title of a five- 
part presentation, which the Rev. 
Donald S. Armentrout will give 
July 29-31 at the Conference Cen- 
ter of Camp McDowell in the Dio- 
cese of Alabama. Professor Armen- 
trout is director of the Sewanee sec- 
tion of the Joint Doctor of Ministry 
Program and professor of church 

Edward O. de Bary, C'61, T'68, 
program manager of the Education 
for Ministry extension program, has 
been awarded a doctorate in relig- 
ious studies from the University of 
Louvain in Belgium. He will receive 
the Doctor of Sacred Theology 
(magna cum laude), which accom- 
panies the Ph.D., following publica- 
tion of part of his dissertation. 

The dissertation, "Christ, Cosmos, 
and Change," explores the relation- 
ship of christology and cosmology 
to consider a new synthesis in a uni- 
verse which can no longer affirm 
the philosophy of Plato and Aris- 
totle concerning dualities, causa- 
tion, and change. 

De Bary, formerly vicar of the 
Church of the Incarnation in West 
Point, Mississippi, received his B.A. 
and M.Div. degrees at Sewanee and 
holds an S.T.L. from Louvain. 

Patricia Killen, an instructor of con- 
temporary society and the history 
of religions, and John DeBeer, di- 
rector of educational design for 
Baimwick Center, led a workshop 
at Gray Center in Mississippi this 
spring entitled "Claiming the 
Christian Tradition in the Modem 
World." They are leading a second 
workshop on "Theological Reflec- 
tion: Doing Theology in Everyday 
Life" at the Church Divinity School 
of the Pacific July 18-22. 


Rural Centers 

Intramont, the program division of 
the Appalachian People's Service 
Organization, is working to train, 
educate, and support ministries to 
the people of Appalachia. The 
board met at the University in 
late April to discuss how seminaries 
in the region might work with the 
local community and APSO to 
meet the pressing human needs of 
the people. 

They specifically explored the de- 
velopment of Appalachian centers 
at the seminaries which would de- 
velop expertise in small, rural par- 
ishes. The Rev. Craig Anderson, Se- 
wanee's representative to Intra- 
mont, said the board is contem- 
plating such a center at Sewanee, 
which is in an area rich in small, 
rural parishes. Meeting with the 
board were members of the School 
of Theology faculty, Bairnwick 
Center administration, and Dean 
John E. Booty. 

Intramont recently funded a pro- 
ject at Christ Church in Alto, under 
the direction of the Rev. Mr. An- 
derson and his assisting seminarian, 
the Rev. Cecil Radcliff. 

APSO is the Episcopal arm of the 
Commission on Religion in Appala- 
chia, sponsored by eighteen relig- 
ious communions. Its goals are to 
build community and to combat 
poverty in Appalachia, and, 
through joint action in this twin 

, to help renew the church. 

Luther Focus 
of DuBose 

The DuBose Lectures, focusing on 
"The Significance of Luther's The- 
ology for Today," will be given by 
Donald S. Armentrout, professor 
of ecclesiastical history at the 
School of Theology, on October 19 
and 20 in Grosvenor Common 

During this 500th anniversary of 
the birth of MartinLuther, the lec- 
tures will cover the changing rela- 
tionship between the Episcopal and 
Lutheran churches. Professor 
Armentrout, a Lutheran minister, 
said: "We will look at what we can 
learn from each other, explore areas 
of agreement and complementary 

The first non-Episcopal member 
of the School of Theology faculty, 
Professor Armentrout began teach- 
ing here in 1967 while he worked 
on his doctorate at Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity. He also holds degrees from 

Roanoke College and Lutheran 
Theological Seminary. He was the 
first non-Episcopalian ordained at 
Otey Memorial Church in Sewanee. 

At the same time in January as 
the national concelebration of the 
Eucharist with Episcopal and 
Lutheran bishops, Armentrout par- 
ticipated in the concelebration 
at Otey Memorial Church with 
the Rev. Clifford Schane. Since 
then he has celebrated the Luther- 
an liturgy as the first Lutheran to 
preside at the regular Wednesday 
afternoon Eucharist for the School 
of Theology. 

Text Revision 

J. A. Ross Mackenzie, educator and 
author, has been named textbook 
editor for the Education for Minis- 
try (EFM) program at the Univer- 

He will begin work immediately 
on the first revision of the twelve- 
volume series since the program be- 
gan in 1975. The revised editions of 
the three books comprising the first 
year's study will be introduced in . 

Dr. Mackenzie, a Presbyterian pas- 
tor and a confirmed Episcopalian, 
was professor of church history at 
Union Theological Seminary for 
twelve years. He is a layreader and 
helped translate Eucharistic Prayer 
D for the 1982 Book of Common 
Prayer. In addition, he has been 
involved in ecumenical activities 
with the Orthodox and Roman 
Catholic churches. 

A native of Scotland, he holds de- 
grees from Edinburgh University, 
Edinburgh's New College, and the 
University of Lund, Sweden. He has 
done post-doctoral study at several 
other universities. In addition to 
numerous translations and journal 
articles, Mackenzie has published 
several books including The Word 
in Action, Trying New Sandals, and 
Uniform Series Lessons (Acts 1:1- 

Specialists in specific theological 
areas will assist in the revisions. 
Remington Rose-Crossley, visiting 
associate professor of English at 
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 
will serve as text editor. Dr. Rose- 
Crossley is a Princeton graduate 
and a Fulbright scholar. He is mar- 
ried to Ramona Rose-Crossley, 

Seventy-seven Sewanee 
alumni have served 
as bishops of the 
Episcopal Church. 

Participating in the dedication of the third floor of the University Li- 
brary and 'the St. Luke 's Library reading area were, from left, the Rt. 
Rev. Furman C. Stough, University Chancellor; Vice Chancellor 
Robert M. Ayres, Jr,; the Rev. William W. Millsaps, chaplain: the Very 
Rev. John E. Booty, dean of the School of Theology, and Edward 
Camp, St. Luke's librarian. The reading area was dedicated to the 
memory of Urban T. Holmes HI, late dean. 

The Rev. Zebedee Masereka of Uganda assists in the celebration of 
the School of Theology 's farewell family Eucharist in mid-May. The 
Eucharist was followed by ice cream for everyone and balloons for 
the children. 

J. A. Ross Mackenzie, right, editor of the Education for Ministry text- 
books, talks with David P. Killen, left, executive director of Bairnwick 
Center, and the Very Rev. John E. Booty, dean of the School of 


A Teacher, a Preacher, a Healer. Howard Rhys 

by Margi Moore 

And Jesus went about all the cities 
and villages teaching in their syna- 
gogues and preaching the gospel of 
the kingdom, and healing every dis- 
ease and every infirmity. Matthew 

The Wednesday Eucharist in St. 
Luke's Chapel on May 4 honored 
the Rev. John Howard Winslow 
Rhys for his thirty years of service 
to the School of Theology. Dean 
John E. Booty said, "We honor at 
this Eucharist a teacher, a preacher, 
a healer. Howard Rhys has been, in 
this place and throughout this con- 
tinent, one who teaches, one who 
preaches, one who heals, and who 
has served as a model for ministry 
to many. We are grateful. We look 
forward to his continuing ministry 
amongst us. And we praise God for 
his gift of this rich and enlivening 

Rhys is retiring as professor of 
New Testament. He will continue 
to teach classical languages. 

As a teacher he has been loved and 
hated but mostly respected by his 
students. It's not easy to study the 
New Testament under his tutelage. 
As Steve Eichler, who does star- 
tlingly accurate imitations of 
Rhys, said, "He doesn't lay it out; 
you have to dig it out for yourself." 

Rhys tells his classes about com- 
mentaries on the Bible: "Don't 
trust anything you read; don't 
believe anything anybody says in- 
cluding me. They all have their 
own axes to grind. Look at every- 
thing they tell you with a fishy 

Of course, these quotations aren't 
exactly the way he says them. 
Each is liberally punctuated with a 
syllable, really a half-syllable, "eh." 
His eyes are concerned that you un- 
derstand, and his hands flow be- 
tween making a point and using en- 
ergy belied by his somewhat stony 

Bill Griffin, professor of Old Test- 
ament, said that in class Rhys 
would read from the Greek text of 
the New Testament, translating in 
such a way as to give the same force 
to passages as they would have had 
at the time they were written. Oc- 
casionally he would use modern 
slang to convey the feelings that are 
lost in a literal translation. 

A native of Montreal, Rhys gradu- 
ated from McGill University with 
distinction and received the Licen- 
tiate in Theology from Montreal 
Diocesan Theological College with 
academic awards. Ordained a priest 
in 1941, he served churches in Mon- 
treal, then attended General Semi- 
nary. He also served churches in 

North Carolina, New York, New 
Jersey, and Washington, D.C. In 
1953, he received his doctorate 
from General and came to the Uni- 
versity as assistant professor of New 
Testament Language and Interpre- 
tation. A year later he married 
Margaret Moore Taylor, parish sec- 
retary in Trenton, New Jersey. 

"He's a marvelous preacher," say 
members of this year's junior class, 
and they tell tales of his capabili- 
ties. Not too long ago morning 
chapel was about halfway through 
when Rhys realized he was sup- 
posed to preach. He had swapped 
with someone. Without notes or 
preparation, he preached. A mid- 
dler wondered how he could do it, 
Rhys replied that after thirty years 
of teaching, he ought to be able to 
talk about it. 

And he lets others talk about it. 
Steve Eichler has been his assisting 
seminarian this year at two mis- 
sions, St. John the Baptist in Battle 
Creek, Tennessee, and Holy Com- 
forter at Monteagle. After each of 
Eichler's sermons, Rhys talked with 
him pointing out the good portions 
and making suggestions on how to 

He taught pastoring by example, 
letting students see his obvious con- 
cern for people and for what they 
are doing in their lives. In addition 
to a more than full teaching load, 
Rhys conducts confirmation classes 
in both missions, visits the sick, and 
conducts a service at the nursing 
home in Monteagle. He helped the 
Monteagle congregation rebuild 
their church after it was destroyed 
by an arsonist. 

A natural extension of his pastor- 
ing is his healing ministry. As Dean 
Booty said at the service honoring 
Rhys's ministry, "Healing. ..con- 
cerns repentance and forgiveness of 
sin, the healing of the memories, or 
inner healing, physical healing, and 
deliverance from oppression by evil 
of all sorts." 

Since 1964 Rhys has been on the 
Board of Directors of the School of 
Pastoral Care, begun by Edgar and 
Agnes Sanford to promote interest 
and capacity among clergy and 
health care professionals in the 
healing ministry. He has taught at 
the school since 1960 and has been 
its president since 1980. The eight 
to ten sessions of the school each 
year are held in various places 
throughout the United States and 
Speaking in a more personal way 
about healing, Rhys said he has not 
been unsuccessful in praying for the 
healing of accident and cancer vic- 

"According to what the Bible 
says, the Lord directs us to heal the 

sick as well as to preach the gospel. 
The Christian community should be 
a community ready at all times to 
apply the power of God. The clergy 
should be ready and comfortable to 
help do this." 

A fellow family member charac- 
terized Rhys as an old-line Anglo- 
Catholic. Rhys claims a tendency to 
emphasize the Catholic tradition in 
manner of worship and spiritual 
life, but he says that issues which 
once separated him from the more 
protestant Episcopalians are no 
longer valid. Old-line adherents, 
both high church and low church, 
are coping with issues different 
from those that separate them. 

Rhys said that students are now 
"more self-consciously evangelical 
and deliberately charismatic. I can 
reconcile an old-line Anglo-Catholic 
position to an evangelical one." 

Reflecting on his thirty years at 
Sewanee, Rhys said, "Experimenta- 
tion is appropriate, but only at a 
modest pace. You don't try to 
change everything at once." 

During the years when the semi- 
nary was changing its curriculum, 
Rhys was uncomfortable, but now 
he says, "Things have been steadily 
improving in this school for several 
years now. I have been very happy 
with what we have done. Over the 
years I think this place has given a 
number of genuinely effective 
priests to the church." 

Howard Rhys as teacher of the 
New Testament, preacher extraor- 
dinaire, and healer-pastor to many 
has certainly contributed to the 
preparation of those priests. But, he 
says, "The opportunity to teach has 
been its own reward to me." 

The Quality of Caring 

I had lots of teachers; few knew 
me or even tried to. I have known 
many priests, but I doubt that I 
mattered to many of them. I have 
met thousands of people, but most 
of them never made much differ- 
ence in my life. 

Howard Rhys did... and does. He 
taught and cared and knew me. He 
pushed and prodded and awakened 
me, made me see what I was look- 
ing at. But it was Howard Rhys as a 
Christian human being who made 
the difference. It mattered to him 
what I learned and how I used it. 
It mattered what I thought and be- 
lieved, and he always made me test 
it. He never gave up on me, 
wouldn't let me give up on myself, 
nor was he ever willing to accept 
less than the best that I could do no 
matter how hard it was. 

He is counselor, priest, confessor, 

friend; I have used his thougts and 
writings so much I am not certain 
where they came from anymore. He 
was always there when you needed 
him. And one thing more: Howard 
Rhys actually is the thing he talks 
about and teaches. He is decency 
and compassion; he is integrity, hu- 
mility, and simple faith. And be- 
neath the bluster- which is how he 
survives- and the shyness- which is 
real- there is a kindness and love 
and genuine caring for whomever 
he meets. 

If I amount to anything good as a 
priest, Howard Rhys helped it hap- 
pen. This is a man whom I love 
deeply and respect thoroughly. 
Such men are rare. I thank God 
that I know him. 

The Rev. Charles E. Mabry, T'68 
Monroeville, Alabama 

The Rev. Howard Rhys in class 



now retired and living with his wife, Cora 
Louise, in Leland, Mississippi. He writes; 
"Being retired, I awake with nothing I 
must do and go to bed wondering how I 
will ever catch up." 


BROWN, C'38, T, has been serving as in- 
terim rector of St. Helena's Church in 
Beaufort, South Carolina. He and his wife 
had an opportunity to reexplore the Low 
Country. Beaufort is also the retirement 
home of his brother, HUNTER WYATT- 
BROWN, JR., C'37. 


T, has been the rector of St. Luke's in 
Shawnee, Kansas, since 1978. He is serv- 
ing on the standing committee of the Dio- 
cese of Kansas as well as on their search 
and evaluation committee. He is also the 
chairman of the commission on alcohol- 

T, is serving his thirty-second year as rec- 
tor of St. Francis's Church in Palos Ver- 
des Estates, California. He was founding 
priest of the church. He and his wife, 
Helen, have two daughters and three 
grandchildren now living in Houston, 


GREEN, T, is Bishop for the Armed 
Forces, and National Chaplain of the 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew. 

retired from the active ministry in 1970. 
He is now serving as an associate at Trin- 
ity Church in Hayward, California. 


THE REV. DON FEICK, T, writes that 
he and his wife. Eve, are living in Cham- 
bersburg, Pennsylvania, that all goes well, 
thinking about retirement. But 

thai it 

5 gone 

WORTH, T, H'69, has been appointed 
Executive for World Mission in Church 
and Society. His office is not only respon- 
sible for coordinating the various overseas 
ministries of the Church— including Vol- 
unteers for Mission— but the work of the 
ecumenical officer, the United Thank Of- 
fering coordinator, and the staff of the 
presiding bishop's Fund for World Relief. 


rector of the R.E. Lee Memorial Episco- 
pal Church, Lexington, Virginia, will re- 
tire from the ministry at the end of Au- 
gust. He has been rector of thai parish 
since 1964. The Irvings will continue to 
live in Lexington. 


WALKLEY, T, has accepted the position 
of vicar of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 
Hawkinsville, Georgia. He is leaving his 
position of corporate chaplain for Flow- 
ers Industries and priest-in-charge of the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Thomas- 
ville, Georgia and St. Francis, Camilla, 
Georgia after five-and-a-half years of serv- 


True happiness is having the last of your 
six children graduate from college! If you 
have been paying private tuitions for all 
since parish nursery school (1952), then 
to be absolved of this thirty-year burden 
is something wondrous! If you don't 
think so just ask, THE REV. JOHN 
PAUL CARTER, T, for truly after six 
children and thirty years of private tui- 
tion he knows the cost of private educa- 

YOUNG, T, is chaplain for the Coast 
Guard Support Center, New York, and 
vicar of St. Cornelius the Centurion 
Chapel of Governors Island, New York. 
He is a member of the senior clergy staff 
of Trinity Parish, Manhattan, and a com- 
mander in the Chaplain Corps of the 


T, has been missioner and then rector for 
more than eight years of St. Mary's 
Church in Columbia, South Carolina. The 
consistent and rapid growth of St. Mary's, 
from beginning mission in 1974 and a 
self-supporting parish starting in 1978 to 
its present strength of 364 communi- 
cants, was recognized in an article appear- 
ing recently in the Piedmont Churchman. 
The most recent confirmation class num- 
bered more than forty. The Rev. Mr. 
Haynes and his wife, Ann, have four 
children, including Sewanee graduate, 
Tom Haynes, C'81. Tom and his wife, 
Susan (Bunton), C'81, reside in Monroe, 


SEY, T, is no longer with the diocese of 
Los Angeles. He is now executive admin- 
istrator for the diocese of Upper South 

LONG, T, dean of the Cathedral of St. 
Paul, Detroit, was the preacher for the 
festival service commemorating the 137th 
anniversary of the consecration of Trinity 
Church in New York City. 

Recently when the Queen of England 
went to church in San Diego, California, 
she found THE RT. REV. C. BRINKLEY 
MORTON, T, Bishop of the Episcopal 
Diocese of San Diego, conducting the 


C'55, T, is owner of Southern Historical 
Press, Inc., the second largest genealogical 
book publisher in the United States. 
Father Lucas formerly served as rector of 
St. Michael's Church in Easlcy, South 
Carolina, and as vicar of a church in Vida- 
lia, Georgia, and in 1968 the Lucas family 
served as missionaries in Guyana. He is 
presently assisting at Christ Church in 
Greenville, South Carolina. A son, Em- 
mett III, is a student at Sewanee. 

presently serving as part-time rector of 
Emmanuel Parish in Wakefield, Massachu- 
setts, and as the full-time alcoholism 
counselor at Lowell Gent 


rector of Trinity Church in Concord, Mas- 

Scotland in November of 1981 to be 
Chaplain of the Sisters of the Love of 
God, a contemplative order, at Bede 

House, Kent. He is now team rector of 
tow in the east end of London, an 
t city parish of three congregations. 


THE REV. MIKE FLYNN, T, married 
his oldest son, Kevin, to Kathryn Tsuchi- 
yama on April 9, 1983, at St. Jude's in 
Burbank, California. Mike and Sue's other 
three sons participated in the wedding. 


has been rector of Christ Church, Sendai, 
for three years. Prior to that he had been 
rector of St. Saviour's Church in Akita 
for over ten years. Christ Church is Pro- 
cathedral of Tohoku Diocese and is where 
most of the big events of the diocese take 
place. He is also priest-in-charge of St. 
Paul's Mission in West Sendai. He and his 
wife, Dorcas Shizuko, have two sons, ages 
seventeen and sixteen, in high school. The 
family is very happy in Sendai and has 
great hopes for the growth of Christ 
Church. He writes that he can never for- 
get the happy times and the good experi- 
ence he had in Sewanee. He misses his 
American friends and appreciates their 
support and prayers. 


LOWELL, JR., T, is currently serving as 
the deputy division Chaplain in the 9th 
infantry division with the primary duty 
of training chaplains and serving the Epis- 
copal military congregation at Fort 
Lewis, Washington. 

HOWARD, T, is Chaplain of the Parkview 
Episcopal Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. 
Recently he was elected to "Leadership 
Pueblo 83" by the Chamber of Com- 

T, left St. Thaddaeus's Church in Chatta- 
nooga in September of 1982 to accept a 
call to St. James's in Greenville, Mississip- 
pi. He sends his greetings to all from the 

St. John's Episcopal Church in Pascagou- 
la, Mississippi, in February and is now on 
the staff of "Coalition 16" in the Diocese 
of East Carolina. 



tual director to the English-speaking cler- 
gy of that diocese. While in Central Amer- 
ica his ministry will be under the joint 
auspices of the national Church and the 
Order of Agape and Reconciliation, a 
contemplative religious order of the Epis- 
copal Church. 


THE REV. JOHN A. COIL, T, and his 
wife, Jan, had their third child, Nicholas 
Anson, on February 9, 1983. 

and his wife, Margy, celebrated the birth 
of their second son, John Davenport, 
June 21, 1982. He is Canon at St. An- 
drew's Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. 

WATTS, T, has accepted a call from St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church, Norwalk, Ohic 
to be their rector. St. Paul's, established 
in 1818, is one of the oldest parishes i 
the diocese of Ohio. Father Watts was th 
former vicar of St. John's Episcopal 
Church, Caruthersville, Missouri. 


BOROUGH, T, is in his third year as re 
tor of St. Mark's* Episcopal Church i 
Brunswick, Georgia. The whole family is 
doing well. 


and his wife, Sylvia, live in Nassau. He 
writes, "The Christian Education work 
which I head for the diocese is, after 
years, taking on some meaningful shape." 

left his position as associate rector of St. 
Christopher Episcopal Church in Leagu< 
City, Texas, to accept the rectorship of 
Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches, 
Texas. Doug will also serve as headmaster 
of their day school. 


THE REV. JOHN GROFF, T, has ac- 
cepted the invitation of the Bishop of 
Costa Rica to become chaplain and spiri- 

now rector of St, Paul's in Berlin, Mary- 
land. He and his wife, Gail, have an 18- 
month-old son, Christopher MacKei 

married on June 18 to Isabel Andei 
They plan to live in Arlington Heights 
where John is assistant rector of St. 
Simon's. John presently serves as prei 
dent of the city's clergy association ai 
also as chairman of the Diocese of Chic 
go Communications Commission. 

Carmen Guerrero, T'84, (left) of San Antonio takes in the cash at t 
annual goat roast while the Rev, Robert Hughes, official roaster, ar 
John Henry, T83, of Long Island, New York, enjoy the feast. 



Walter Bryant Shifts His 
Energy to Development 

Walter D. Bryant, who has been at 
the University of the South for 
thirty years, all but one of those 
years as director of athletics, has 
been appointed director of alumni 
giving in the University's Develop- 
ment Office. 

In making the announcement, 
Vice-Chancellor Ayres and William 
U. Whipple, vice-president for de- 
velopment, said that Coach Bryant 
will be seeking to increase both the 
percentage and the dollar amount 
of alumni giving, with emphasis on 
fundraising for athletics. 

In part the appointment was 
made in response to a recommen- 
dation of the Alumni Council, 
which urged that a position be 
created to advance alumni giving, 
especially during the current 
$50 million Century II Campaign 

"With his three decades of experi- 
ence as athletic director and his 
associations with hundreds of 
Sewanee alumni, Walter Bryant is 
the ideal person to intensify our 
efforts to significantly improve the 
level of alumni giving and athletic 
support," the Vice-Chancellor said. 

Coach Bryant will continue as 
athletic director until July 1. Plans 
to find his replacement were only 
beginning in mid-May at the time 
the announcement was made. 

As the Vice-Chancellor said, no 
one person has had more impact 
than Walter Bryant upon athletics 
at the University of the South. His 
years at Sewanee have been years of 
unprecedented growth in both 
men's and women's varsity and 
intramural sports. 

Literally thousands of students, 
perhaps more than half of the cur- 
rent body of alumni, have passed 

through Sewanee and through the 
athletics program (varsity sports, 
intramurals, and physical educa- 
tion) while Coach Bryant has been 
in charge. He has maintained his 
associations with alumni, most 
notably through the Associated 
Alumni, for which he has been sec- 
retary for years. 

He has been described as frank, 
fiery, and warm-hearted, yet even 
those who have felt the heat of his 
temper acknowledge that the direc- 
tor of athletics has had a difficult 
administrative job, which often 
required the energy of a tiger. In 
this case a Sewanee Tiger. 

A 1949 graduate of Sewanee, 
where he played three years of var- 
sity football, Coach Bryant re- 
turned in 1953 as an assistant 
football coach and assistant ath- 
letic director. The following year 
he was named director of athletics. 

During the succeeding years, the 
number of varsity sports has 
increased from seven to sixteen, 
and the number of full-time coach- 
ing positions has increased from 
five to thirteen. 

Women's athletics, which, of 
course, was non-existent at 
Sewanee until after the admission 
of women in 1969, has grown to 
include seven varsity sports. More 
than 70 percent of the Sewanee 
students participated in varsity or 
intramural athletics. 

Juhan Gymnasium, which 
includes a basketball gym, indoor 
tennis courts, swimming pool, and 
other facilities, was constructed in 
the 1950s, during Bryant's tenure. 
In those years the University also 
constructed the present football 
stadium, a new baseball field, and 
outdoor tennis courts. The 
Sewanee golf course was refur- 
bished to its present competitive 
quality in 1963 under Coach 
Bryant's supervision. 

Although he did not remain on 
the football staff after 1953, Coach 
Bryant has continued to coach golf, 
and his teams have won eleven con- 
ference championships in twenty- 
one years. 

Coach Bryant played a major role 
in the founding of the College Ath- 
letic Conference in 1962, and he is 
its current commissioner. He has al- 
so been active in the promotion of 
athletics outside of his conference. 
He has served on a number of 
NCAA boards and committees, 
including the Executive Council, 
which controls general policy, from 
1963 to 1965. 

a © M b 

Members of the CAC Championship golf team are, from left, front, Bill 
Hodges, Mark Peeler, and Mike Cosentino, and back, Ben Pierce, Paul 
Robinson, Arthur Brantley, and Jay Zelesky. (Photo: Lyn Hutchinson) 

Sports Trophy Slips Away 

by Marian England, C'74 

Sewanee relinquished the leading 
place in the CAC to Rose-Hulman 
at the Spring Sports Festival hosted 
by that school in Terre Haute, Indi- 

Sewanee's second-place finish was 
an improvement over the 1982 
fourth place. However, it was a bit- 
ter pill after Sewanee led the race 
for the President's Trophy through- 
out the fall and winter. 

The Sewanee golf team won a 
third consecutive title as conference 
champions. In addition to capturing 
the team title, Sewanee swept the 
individual honors. Bill Hodges of 
Thomasville, Georgia, was the med- 
alist of the tournament, and his Se- 
wanee teammates Arthur Brantley 
of Birmingham, Alabama, and Paul 
Robinson of Bainbridge Island, 
Washington, placed second and 
third, respectively. This marked the 
successful defense of Hodges 's and 
Brantley's 1982 titles as medalist 
and runner-up of the CAC. 

The Sewanee golf team went to 
the conference with a third-place 
ranking in the college division of 
the Tennessee Intercollegiate 
Championships. Bill Hodges placed 
second among golfers from both 
the university and college division, 
and lost medalist honors in the col- 
lege division by one stroke. The 
team's conference victory clinched 

a place for the Sewanee team at the 
NCAA Division III Nationals, held 
in mid-May. 

The University baseball team tied 
with Southwestern for third place 
in the conference. Coach Jim Bello 
was pleased with the team's ad- 
vancement from last place the pre- 
vious year. The 1983 team had a 
15-12 season, which is the best 
record since 1973. Moreover, the 
1983 players came within one game 
of tying the school's record of most 
wins in a season. 

The team batting average was .320 
and the average runs per game was 
eight. The leading hitter for the Ti- 
gers was Hank Hopping of Ft. Lau- 
derdale, Florida, with a .456 bat- 
ting average, followed closely by 
Kevin Holland of Nashville, Tennes- 
see, with a .400. Hopping also led 
the Tigers- in stolen bases (fifteen) 
and Holland led the team in runs 
batted in (thirty-one). Stuart Bick- 
ley of Marietta, Georgia, had five 
homeruns, and the leading pitcher 
was Holland with a 4-1 record and a 
3.4 eamed-run average. 

The men's tennis team struggled 
through a weak 12-22 season, and 
yielded the title of conference 
champions after three years with 
that honor. The team finished third 
in the conference, and lost to Prin- 
xipia, an unprecedented 0-9 defeat 
for Sewanee in a conference match. 
In the twenty -one years of the 


CAC, Sewanee has finished first or 
second thirteen times, and has 
never finished lower than fourth. 
Coach Kalkhoff has expressed a 
vital need for an intensified recruit- 
in g effort to revitalize the team 
The track team once again 
finished in last place at the CAC. 
Only four team members repre- 
sented Sewanee in the track portion 
of the festival competition. Al- 
though Sewanee was not in conten- 
tion for the track title, Coach Af- 
ton and Coach Bradley set an early 
goal for the group: to strive for 
quality performances in which 
everyone would place in his events. 
The team did challenge Illinois Col- 

i for fifth place, but was unable 
to overcome the numerical dis- 

Senior Tom Selden of Falls 
Church, Virginia, won his second 
All-CAC honors in the 10,000- 
meter run. Freshman Mark Van- 
diver of Hendersonville, Tennessee, 

;d fourth in the shot put, and 
his teammate Russell Freeman of 
Goodlettsville, Tennessee, placed 
sixth in the discus throw and fourth 
i the javelin throw. Charles Yeo- 
lans of Manchester, Tennessee, 
laced fifth in both the 10,000 and 
the 5,000-meter runs. 

Women's Tennis 

Coach Norman Kalkhoff praised 
the women's tennis team for their 
season for 1983. The record 
a vast improvement over the 
season of 1982. In fact, it is 
interesting to note that this is the 
first winning season for a women's 
tennis team at Sewanee since 1978. 
Throughout this season, the team 
seesawed between a winning and 
losing record. During the final four 
weeks of the season, the team pull- 
ed together and emerged as a win- 
ning unit. Senior team captain Su- 
i Chenault of Vero Beach, Flori- 
was instrumental in leading the 
team in playing ability in her num- 
ber-one slot, as well as in fostering 

winning attitude among the mem- 
bers. Freshman Adrienne Briggs of 
Birmingham, Alabama, joined Susan 

holding down the number-one 
doubles position. 

Women's Soccer 

Coach Peter Haley's soccer team 
got off to a plodding start by losing 
the first five games, but pulled 

ther in a phoenix-like recovery 
to win six of the last eight games, 
thus bringing in a commendable 6-7 
Coach Haley attributes the about- 
face of the team's fortunes to the 
unflagging enthusiasm of the young 
a nd inexperienced team. He mani- 
as, "Each woman in the group 
learned from her mistakes, and 

worked to her potential. This, com- 
bined with the overall team's sheer 
desire to win, enabled them to de- 
feat, on a few occasions, more tech- 
nically skilled teams." He cites that 
the season highlight was the win- 
ning of the Sewanee Spring Invita- 
tional with sound victories over 
Southwestern (2-1) and University 
of Tennessee (2-1). 

Individual kudos should be 
handed out to freshman goalkeeper 
Nancy Brim of Atlanta, Georgia, 
who did an outstanding job in a 
position she had never previously 
played. Sophomore Heidi Barker of 
Dallas, Texas, established a school 
record in women's soccer for the 
most goals scored (nine) and most 
points (nineteen). Coach Haley 
named freshman Susie Kaufold of 
St. Petersburg, Florida, the "most 
improved player" for 1983. Senior 
starters Kate Belknap and Susan 
Kimbrough, both of Dallas, were 
the mainstays of the team in terms 
of leadership as well as playing 
skills. Special mention should be 
made of the work done by volun- 
teer assistant coach Doug Cameron 
and team manager Nancy Green- 
wood of Houston, Texas, who were 
tremendously dedicated to the im- 
provement of the soccer program. 

Winter Finals 

The three Sewanee divers who qual- 
ified for the NCAA Swimming and 
Diving Nationals made a respectable 
showing at that high level of com- 

Sophomore Charlie Sholten of 
Northfield, Illinois, improved his 
1982 National ranking of twenty- 
sixth place in the three-meter com- 
petition, to a twenty-third place for 
1983. In addition, Charlie made his 
first appearance in the national one- 
meter competition and finished 
with a twenty-fourth place in that 

His teammate, freshman Jared In- 
gersoll of Glencoe, Illinois, finished 
in thirtieth place in the three-meter 
competition. Freshman Melissa 
Bulkley of Fallbrook, California, 
placed thirty-fourth in the women's 
division of the national three-meter 

Individual ppst-season basketball 
honors were awarded to members 
of both the men's and women's 
teams. This year Blane Brooks re- 
ceived his third all-district selection, 
his second All-CAC award, and his 
first honorable mention All-Ameri- 
can listing. 

Outstanding senior women play- 
ers, Sophie Brawner of Chevy $ 
Chase, Maryland, and Jetta McKen- 
zie of Kingsport, Tennessee, were 
named all-district by the Women's 
Basketball Coaches Association. 
Jetta was also in the top twelve 
finalists for an NCAA Post-Gradu- 
ate Scholarship. 

Duke University's top assistant 
basketball coach for the past three 
years has been named coach at Se- 

replacing Rick Jones, who 
resigned in April. 

The new coach is Bobby Dwyer, 
who was captain of the 1973-74 
Wake Forest basketball team and a 
three-year letterman for the Dea- 

After his graduation from 
Wake Forest, Dwyer coached for a 
year at St. Anselm's Abbey School 
in Washington, D.C., and then be- 
assistant basketball coach 
and recruiting coordinator at West 
Point under Coach Mike Krzyzew- 

When Krzyzewski moved to the 
head coaching job at Duke in 1980, 
Dwyer joined him as the top 
tant. Coach Dwyer has also been 
coordinator of scouting and di- 
rector of Duke basketball camps. 
He was instrumental in recruiting 
the current crop of freshman 
basketball players at Duke which 
last year was rated as the best new 
class in the nation. 

Coach Rick Jones and his team 
were disappointed in their 8-17 rec- 
ord this past season, but the coach 
said that several factors, both per- 
sonal and professional, led to his 

1983 Football Schedule 

Fisk Sept. 10 

AtMillsaps Sept. 17 

Principia Sept. 24 

At Centre Oct. 1 
At Southwestern (Memphis) Oct. 8 

Georgia Southwestern Oct. 15 

Washington & Lee Oct. 22 

At Rose-Hulman Oct. 29 

At Hampden-Sydney Nov. 5 

Coach Bobby Dwye 

Coach Jones came to Sewanee in 
1979 as the head coach in soccer, 
and the Tigers promptly recorded a 
13-2-3 record and won the confer- 
ence championship. The next year, 
he left soccer and replaced Jerry 
Waters as head basketball coach. 
His best year in an overall 33-40 
record was a 15-9 season in 

Kate Belknap of Dallas, Texas, and Doug Cameron, assistant soccer 
coach, celebrate a uctory during the team's fast finish this spring. 
Coach Peter Haley said the enthusiasm of the players was the key to the 
late surge. 

Alumni Affairs 

Agents, Clubs, and Classes 

William M. Cravens, A '25, C'29, center, presented this year's Barron- 
Crauens Cup to Blanc Brooks, left, and Tim Tenhet. The co-winners 
wereJionorcd as the Outstanding Athletes of the Year. (Photo: Lyn 

Two Share Barron-Cravens 

Blaae Brooks of Chattanooga and 
Tim.Xenhet of Clarksdale, Mississip- 
pi, hove been named co-recipients 
of the Barron-Cravens Cup for Out- 
standing Athlete of the Year. 

TruJ Barron-Cravens Cup was es- 
tablished four years ago as a revival 
of the Porter Cup which was given 
to outstanding athletes at Sewanee 
from 1919 to 1939. Two former 
Porter Cup winners, William M. Cra- 
ven»of Winchester, Tennessee, and 
Charles H. Barron of Columbia, 
South Carolina, are responsible for 
this revival. 

Blane Brooks has been the captain 
and a four-year letterman on the 
University's basketball team. He 
was selected for All-CAC honors in 
1982 and 1983, and has been 
nam,ed All-District for the past 
three years. He is the all-time lead- 
ing scorer in the history of men's 
basketball at Sewanee with 1,470 

Although Brooks is most widely 
known in this area for his superla- 
tive basketball career at Sewanee, 
he was also a four-year letterman 
on the University tennis team. He 
was the number-four CAC singles 
champion in 1980 and 1981, as 
well as the number-two CAC singles 
champion in 1982 and the number- 
two doubles champion with team- 
mate Brian Rogers that year. Dur- 
ing three of Brooks's four years on 
the Sewanee tennis team, the Tigers 
won the CAC tennis title at the an- 
nual Spring Sports Festival. 

Tim Tenhet has had an equally im- 
pressive athletic career at Sewanee 
in both football and baseball. Tim 
was a four-year letterman in both 
sports. He was named All-CAC 
quarterback in both 1981 and 
1982. He was captain of the 1982 

football team and was voted Most 
Valuable Player for that season. His 
excellent football career has been 
recognized by his selection for the 
National Football Hall of Fame 
Scholar-Athlete Award for 1982 
and career. He set thirteen school 
records in the 1982 football season, 
and Tenhet currently holds fifteen 
school records in football. 

Join the parade 

at Homecoming 

October 22 

During their annual meeting April 
30 at the Sewanee Inn, members of 
the University's Alumni Council 
discussed ways to strengthen Se- 
wanee Clubs and considered 
changes in the class-agent system. 
Jack L. Stephenson, C'49, Associ- 
ated Alumni president, presided at 
both the council meeting and at the 
banquet for members the night be- 

The council also passed two reso- 
lutions that created awards for serv- 
ice of twenty-five years or more to 
the University. The first award will 
be made to alumni employed at the 
University for at least twenty-five 
years, and the second will be an 
honorary award to non-alumni fac- 
ulty members. The awards will be 
announced at Homecoming each 

Beeler Brush, executive director of 
the Associated Alumni, made a pre- 
sentation concerning ways to 
strengthen and sustain Sewanee 

Sound leadership from committed 
people on club committees was 
singled out as the most important 
factor in making a strong, healthy 
club which is an asset to Sewanee. 

Brush said a club can be sustained 
by good organization and the in- 
volvement of a diverse group of 
people within the long-range plan- 
ning. Planning, Brush said, enables 
the University to serve the club bet- 
ter and allows the club to better 
serve the University. He went on to 
explain that there are a number of 
ways that clubs can assist Sewanee, 
i.e. in admissions, career services, 
placement, and within the frame- 
work of Century II. 

Council members discussed how 
to carry on club activities without 
burdening members with frequent 
assessments. Mr. Brush explained 
how some of the more successful 
clubs eliminated these problems. 
He reiterated that much of this de- 
pends upon good planning and 
good organization. 

It was pointed out that club mem- 
bers should understand that money 
paid for club activities is not the" 
same as supporting the University's 
Century II Campaign or general de- 
velopment efforts. 
Jesse L. Carroll, C'64, alumni fund 
chairman, led an open forum for 
class agents. He said that success of 
the student phonathon showed 
what good results could be attained 
from good organization. 

Pete Cavert, C'67, who had been 
awarded the Hall Trophy the prev- 
ious evening, spoke of achieving 
success with alumni volunteers and 
said he took his ideas from the suc- 
cess of Steve Puckette's class and 
from the class agents' manual. 

The most significant thing to 
come out of the open forum was 
the decision to realign the decade- 
chairrnan system so that there are 
co-decade chairmen. This change 
now makes a chairman responsible 
for five classes and this enables the 
annual fund to be administered 
more effectively. 

The meeting was closed after 
further discussion of the responsi- 
bilities of agents, sub-agents, and 
decade chairmen and of plans to 
limit the terms these volunteers 
would serve. 

Several members of the Alumni Council gather on tht 
front walk of the Sewanee Inn after their annual 
spring meeting. From left are Jim Grier, C'76, of At- 
lanta; Bayard Tynes, C*79, of Atlanta; Sam Carroll, 

C'69, of New York; Ed Brewer, C75, of Atlanta; 
Bryan Starr, C'68, of Atlanta, and Jack Stephenson, 
C'49, of Atlanta. 

Sewanee Clubs 

Central Florida 

The Sewanee Club of Central Flori- 
da met March 19, at the residence 
of Peggy and Bob Mumby, C'53. 
About fifty people were in atten- 
dance, including Bishop William H. 
Folwell, H'70, Dean Harry Sher- 
man, dean of St. Luke's Cathedral 
Church, and various other clergy 
and invited guests. 

The business meeting was chaired 
by Bob Mumby, president of the 
club, who presented a resume of 
the activities for the last several 
years and an overview of the 
planned activities for the future. 
The following slate of officers was 
presented and unanimously elected 
by the membership: president, 
Davis Wilson, C'69, first vice-presi- 
dent, Don McCammon, C'69, 
church support and second vice- 
president, Sid Stubbs, C'47, secre- 
tary-treasurer in charge of meetings 
and arrangements, Cvd Ogilvie, 

A discussion was held regarding 
dues and it was moved and 
seconded that a $10-per-year mem- 
bership fee be required. 

A lively discussion was held re- 
garding future meetings and activi- 
ties with much enthusiasm demon- 
strated by those attending. 

An outstanding barbequed chick- 
en picnic was served, followed by 
sailing on Lake Osceola, which was 
particularly enjoyed by the Bishop. 

The meeting was adjourned with 
Dave Wilson requesting a meeting 
of the Board of Directors to plan 
meetings and strategies for the com- 
ing year. 


About seventy alumni, parents of 
current students, and friends 
gathered on April 9 at the Arts 
Club for the fifth annual spring 
banquet of the Washington Club. 
The Arts Club is the restored town- 
house of President James Monroe 
and is used for art exhibitions, din- 
ners, receptions, and gatherings. 
The current exhibit is of local art- 

Professor Joseph Cushman was 
there to talk about the Century II 
Campaign and to bring news of the 
Mountain. This evening was strictly 
a social time and this young but 
active club found the evening very 
enjoyable. The most active mem- 
bers are recent graduates who are 
involved in Washington politics— 
"on the Hill." Margaret Mankin is 
president and Brent Minor is vice- 
president of the club. 


On March 31, about eighty people 
attended a dinner honoring Andrew 
Lytle at the Belle Meade Country 
Club. Alumni, parents, and friends 
of Mr. Lytle heard him talk on "A 
Christian University and the Word," 
in which he gave a look at higher 
education, with particular emphasis 
on Sewanee 's philosophy of learn- 
ing in relation to the Judeo-Chris- 
tian tradition. He sees Sewanee as 
preserving vital elements of that 
heritage in a way which may not be 
possible in a larger secular univer- 

Those attending the evening en- 
joyed the opportunity to visit with 
Mr. Lytle before the dinner. Plans 
are being made for an author's par- 
ty/autograph party in Nashville in 
the fall to help celebrate the new 
edition of his book, The Velvet 

Fred McLaughlin, president of the 
club, was in charge of the arrange- 

New Orleans 

The Sewanee Club of New Orleans 
cranked up for a softball game with 
the W&L alumni June 5. The results 
were not available before press 


The Atlanta Club had an "Usher in 
Spring" party (and none too soon) 
May 21 at the home of Robert 
Owens in Chamblee. The organizers 
were Mike Payne, C'76; Jim Grier, 
C'76, and Bryan Starr, C'68. 


John B. Crimmins and his son Ward 
B. Crimmins, C'75, were hosts for a 
Chattanooga party June 11 on 
Lookout Mountain. 


A final reminder.... If you know of 
someone you would like to see 
honored as the Distinguished Alum- 
nus/Alumna for 1983, send in your 
suggestion before July 15. The sec- 
ond annual award will be presented 
at the alumni banquet next Octo- 
ber, during Homecoming. 

Send the name of your nominee, 
along with supporting information, 
to: Distinguished Alumnus/a Com- 
mittee, The University of the 
South, Alumni Office, Sewanee, 
Tennessee 37375. 

Jesse L, "Sam " Carroll, C'69, left, alumni vice-president for classes, 
awards the Morgan Hall Cup to Pete Cavert, C'67, class agent for the 
winning class of 1967. (Photo: Latham Davis) 

Caverts Class Gets Trophy 

Getting more classmates involved 
was the key to success for the class 
of 1967, which is the new winner 
of the Morgan Hall Cup. 

The trophy is awarded annually to 
the agent and class which have 
demonstrated the strongest finan- 
cial support for Sewanee through- 
out the fiscal year. 

The cup was presented at this 
spring's Alumni Council banquet to 
Pete Cavert, 1967 class agent, who 
said he learned from the success of 
others who had involved many peo- 
ple in seeking gifts. 

"I recruited fifteen subagents, one 
from each fraternity and a few 
others, who agreed to contact, pre- 
ferably by telephone, a specific 

number of people," he said. 

Within three months last year, the 
class had doubled the number of 
gifts, from 18 percent to 27 per- 
cent of the 240 members. 

"Our goal for 1982-83 is 40 per- 
cent participation, another 50 per- 
cent increase," said Cavert. "Using 
the telephone, recruiting people 
who are willing to get involved, and 
allowing the alumni office to help 
have been the keys to our increased 
percentage of giving. The amount 
of the gift is not as important as 
getting everyone to do something." 

Cavert praised the work of the 
class subagents who responded with 
action when they were asked to 
take part. 

Discussing details of clubs and class organizations at the spring Alumni 
Council meeting are, from left, BillMahoney, C'65, of Montgomery ; 
Pete Cavert, C'67, of Tuscaloosa; Lee Glenn, C'57, of Ft. Wayne, Illi- 
nois, and Bayard Tynes, C'79, of Atlanta. 





from the U.S. Postal Service in 1972. He 
had worked for the Postal Service for 
forty-five years in the finance and budget 
department, He and his wife, Frances, 
spend their winters in Sedona, Arizona. 


CURRIN R. GASS, A, C'42, and his 
wife, Elizabeth, are living in Salisbury, 
Maryland, where Currin is an assistant to 
the president and manager of the New 
Product Development, Dresser Wayne 
Division, of Dresser Industries. 


after thirty-one years in the Navy and 
Coast Guard. Presently, he is the execu- 
tive director of the American Society of 
Home Inspectors. 


Orange Park, Florida, is president of the 
Edgar Cayce Foundation, 


GEORGE W.C. LUNDY, A, retired in 
June of 1982 after working thirty-five 
years for United States Steel. He worked 
as a design engineer at their corporate 
headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 


JIM LARUE, A, is retired from the 
USAF and living with his wife, Jane, in 
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 


farmer and businessman in rural Franklin 
County, Tennessee, has been named di- 
rector of the county's Civil Defense Pre- 
paredness Agency. A veteran of World 
War II, Mr Yarborough served for twenty 
years in the Tennessee National Guard, 
attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. 

Bertram Wyatt-Brown, A'49 t 
C'53, was a finalist this year for 
the Pulitzer Prize in the category 
of United States History for his 
book, Southern Honor: Ethics 
and Behavior in the Old South. 
The book (Oxford Press, $29.50) 
is the first of a planned trilogy 
on honor in America. Part of the 
national attention Wyatt-Brown 
and the book were receiving even 
before the announcement of the 
Pulitzer award was an interview 
in U.S. News & World Report. 
Wyatt-Brown is a professor of 
American history at Case West- 
em Reserve University in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 


been working for the Raychem Corpora- 
tion for the past sixteen years. He is cur- 
rently the general manager of Raychem's 
Military Land Systems Division. 

EDWARD M. OVERTON, A, is in sales 
with a territory that covers Virginia, 
Maryland, and the eastern portion of 
Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Ann, have 
taken up Masters swimming for health. 
He recommends it highly. 


MAY, A, married Cynthia Collum on Jan- 
uary 22, 1983, at the Brick Presbyterian 
Church in New York City. 


ROBERT P. HARE IV, A, C'59, has a 
new wife, Cathee, and now eight children 
(counting both families). Four of his 
eight are in college! He says he keeps very 
busy trying to make the tuition pay- 
ments. It is a good thing he is a senior ac- 
count executive with Merrill Lynch! 


J. SCOTT GRIGSBY, JR., A, has joined 
M & M Oil Company in Nashville, Tennes- 
see, as a vice-president and member of the 
board of directors. 

WEBB TURNER, A, and his wife, Joce- 
lyn, have two sons. Webb lives in Manhat- 
tan where he is involved in investment 


JODY GEE, A, C'61, is president of Gee 
Sales, Inc., a manufacturing representa- 
tive organization with four men that 
cover four states in the south. 


works for Standard Oil Company of Ohio 
as a vice-president in the Sohio Oil Divi- 


GENE H. BALL, A, is a senior vice-pres- 
ident with Wells Fargo Leasing Corpora- 
tion in San Francisco, California. 


BILL JOHNSON, A, C'66, is the new 
head football coach and athletic director 
at St. Andrew's-Sewanee. Until recently 
he was a coach and teacher at Jackson- 
ville (Florida) Episcopal High School. He 
was a Little Ail-American football player 
at Sewanee. 


DR. BEN W. GIBSON, A, C'67, is prac- 
ticing general dentistry and enjoying out- 
door life in the Canadian Rockies. He and 
his wife, Vikki, have three children. 


vice-president of research and education 
for the National Fertilizer Solutions Asso- 
ciation and research director for the Fluid 

Fertilizer Foundation. Prior to taking this 
position he was professor of soil science 
with the University of Arkansas. 

working for Lykes Brothers steamship 
company in Japan and Hong Kong. He 
has been with Lykes Brothers for the past 

the Weyerhaeuser Corporation at their 
Klamath tree farm in Klamath, Oregon. 
He would like to move to Arkansas! 

RIGGS OSBORNE, A, is currently a 
major on active duty with the Colorado 
Army National Guard as a medical pro- 
curement officer. He and his wife, Jenni- 
fer, are expecting their first child. 


WILLIAM D.H. FRANCIS, A, is a land- 
scape architect in Tempe, Arizona, with 
A. Wayne Smith and Associates. 

TOM MEYER, A, is working as a techni- 
cal consultant for the Garland Company 
in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife, Mar- 
tha, have three children. 


J. MORGAN SOAPER, JR., A, C'71, is 
a manager in the international administra- 
tion of McDonnell Douglas Automation 


living in Cambridge, Massachusetts with 
her husband, Eric. They have a son, Hans 
Anders. Anne is an accountant part-time, 
and tier husband is finishing his'Ph.D. at 

WILLIAM S. KERR H, A, is a petro- 
leum land consultant. He and his wife, 
Barbara, have a ten-year-old son, Jason. 
The family lives in Oklahoma City, Okla- 

CONRAD SANSBURY, A, is currently 
a Lieutenant JG in the United States 
Navy. He serves as a navigator on the 
U.S.S. Sample, based in Pearl Harbor. 


his wife, Sharon, have two daughters and 
are living in Morton, Illinois. Douglas 
sends his regards to PRESTON BROWN, 
A'68, and CHARLEY BOSTWICK, A'71. 


and his wife, Laura Blackshire, have one 
child, Christi Anne, born December 31, 


ANNE CAMP, A, has won a $10,000 
Justin Potter Medical Scholarship to at- 
tend Vanderbilt University this fall. A 
graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College 
in Bronxville, New York, with a degree in 
performing arts, she became coordinator 
of the National Endowment for the Art's 
Artists-in-Schools Dance Program. Her 
work with dance led to her interest and 
involvement with neuromuscular develop- 
ment. Following volunteer work in physi- 
cal and occupational therapy and pedia- 
tric rehabilitation in various New York 
hospitals, Anne became a research assis- 
tant in neurophysiology at Washington 
University in St. Louis. 

teaching sophomore plant ecology 
McMaster University in Hamilton, On- 
tario. Recently, he received his Ph.D. 
from the University of Stirling in Scot- 


is the advertising manager for Craft and 
Art Market Magazine. She likes hearing 
news about her classmates. 


his MBA from Tulane University in May. 
He will be with Arthur Andersen, Inc., 
a computer consultant beginning in July. 

DUNCAN HOLCOMB, A, is currently 
teaching English, Latin, and History z 
junior prep boarding school in northwest 
Connecticut. He is also a dorm master 
and the varsity basketball coach. 


ANNE S. McGEE, A, is in Italy with the 
University of Georgia's abroad program. 
In the fall she will attend the American 
College in Paris. 

finishing his studies in civil engineering a 
Pennsylvania State University in Decem- 
ber. He is engaged to be married to Bren- 
da Topper in May of 1984. 


ing in Newtown, Connecticut, where she 
works for her grandfather. Those wishing 
to write Katherine can do so in car 
Mr. Charles Speidel, Taunton Lane, New- 
town, Connecticut, 06470. 

loyal correspondent for the Clas 
1980, has had a series of lobotomies and 
has forgotten the Sewanee zip code!! She 
spent this last year in Paris (not studying) 
and looks forward to returning to Hollin: 
in the fall. This summer she will be it 
Maine taking care of Hollins horses ii 
Camp Hiawatha, a spa for overweigh 

MARIE IRELAND, A, will be a senio 
at Converse College in the fall. She is ma 
joring in psychology and sociology. She 
is associate editor of the Converse College 
yearbook and a member of Pi Gamma 
Mu, a national social science honorary 

(C ollege 



The Rev. Dr. H.N. Tragitt, Jr. 
P.O. Box 343 
Sheridan, MT 59749 

years old on May 1st. Physically he is in 
good shape but his sight is beginning to 
weaken. Those wishing to send belated 
birthday greetings can do so by writing 
n im at 1204 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 


James M. Avent 
Tennessee Ave. 
Sewanee, TN 37375 



Thomas E. Hargrove 
lS4Beckwith Terrace 
Rochester, NY 14610 


general manager of motion picture pro- 
ductions for Mexican Pictures Trust. He is 
Jso in investment banking. He and his 
vife, Sara Dodge, just celebrated their 
50th wedding anniversary. 


NICK B. WILLIAMS, C, is the retired 
editor of the Los Angeles Times. Last 
year, the National Press Club of Washing- 
D.C., named him as recipient of its 
Fourth Estate Award for a "distinguished 
in journalism," 

JOHN R. CRAWFORD, C, and his wife, 
Eleanor, live in Portland, Maine, where he 
keeps busy in insurance claims, Sewanee 
Class and Sewanee Decade (21-40) affairs, 



William C. Schoolfield 
4518 Roland Avenue, Apt. 3 
Dallas, TX 75219 

FIELD, C, will be the guest of Air France 
' a flight January 26 to celebrate the 
(tieth anniversary of a flight Mr. 
Schoolfield and his brother, S. Hughes 
Schoolfield, C'23, took in 1923. They 
n a Farman Goliath, a twin-engine 
e, converted World War I bomber, 
operated by an air service that became 
Air Prance. Mr. Schoolfield and his wife 
"ill be flown from Houston to Paris and 
London and back home by Air France 
and will be the guests of Air France at the 
Paris Air Show. 


and his wife, Marie, are completing their 
sixth year of retirement living in the 
Riverside Adult Community in Healds- 
burg, California, north of San Francisco 
Bay. In 1980 they led a tour to the Ober- 
ammergau Passion Play and points of in- 
terest in Austria and Germany. While in 
Bad Sooden, James sketched for illustra- 
tions of his latest book on the fairy stor- 
ies of the Grimm Brothers, published in 
1981. He is a staff writer for a religious 
magazine published in Walsall, England, 
furnishing illustrations and articles 
monthly. He and Marie are thriving and 


S. PORCHER SMITH, C, writes: "I had 
a wonderful time seeing old friends at our 
BOth Reunion in 1981." That should in- 
spire all the members of the class of 1933 
to come back this fall! 

HUGH M. THOMPSON, C, is still in the 
construction business. Presently, he is 
building the service building for the 
Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gib- 
son, Mississippi, 

ORIN H. MOORE, C, is 1 actively in- 
volved with helping solve national secur- 
ity problems. He and his wife, Dorothy, 
live in Carmel, California. Orin likes an- 
tiques and objects of art which he collects 

Reunion Chairman 
Edwin I. Hatch 
3425 Wood Valley Rd. N.W. 
Atlanta, GA 39327 

WASHINGTON FRA2ER, C, is still ac- 
tive in his automotive and truck parts 
business which covers the state of Rhode 
Island, half of Connecticut, and south- 
eastern Massachusetts. 

CHARLES E. HOLMES, C, has been 
married to the same wonderful woman 
for 47 years! In today's market that is 
quite an accomplishment! He and Alice 
live in Greenwood, Mississippi, and enjoy 
the company of their three grandchildren. 



R. Morey Hart 
1428 Lemhurst Drive 
Pensacola, FL 32507 

The Rev. Edward H. Harrison 
360 West Brainerd Street 
Pensacola, FL 32501 

JOHN A. JOHNSTON, C, has now re- 
tired as a secondary school English teach- 
er. He spends his time writing. Recently 
an article of his appeared in the New Eng- 
land Senior Citizen/Senior American 
News entitled "The Confederate Captain 

and The Weil-Preserved Whaler." The 
well-preserved whaler was Sluman L. 
Gray, master of the James Maury, who 
was buried in a cask of whiskey! 

Columbia, SC 29201 

"Three years into retirement enjoying 
all the hedonistic pleasures introduced 
to me by Sewanee." Winter sailing in 
the Bahamas and Keys; summer sailing 
on Great South Bay; lunch and swims 
at the beach!! 


retired and doing editorial consultant 
work for employee publications at four 
major industries in the Spartanburg, 
South Carolina, area. 

Trinity Episcopal Church 
Lime Rock 
Lakeville, CT 06039 

from Gulf Oil Corporation in 1982. Pres- 
ently he is living in Oakmont, Pennsylvan- 

wife, Jeanne, are both retired and keep 
busy with Senior Citizen activities, 
especially publicity for the group, church 
organizations and activities, and the Ham- 
den Civil War History Group, of which he 
was the organizer and president. 

GEORGE M. HARRIS, JR., C, retired 
as an Air Traffic Controller in 1972. He 
and his wife, Mary, live close to Annapo- 
lis, Maryland, and spend their summers at 
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 

FER, C, serves two missions in Whitefish, 
Montana's biggest ski resort town. He 
started his ministry in Tracy City, Ten- 
nessee, in 1948, and plans to retire in 
Whitefish in 1985. He knows of only two 
other Sewanee alumni in 


JOHN HENRY DUNCAN. C, retired in 
October of 1982 from the Exxon Corpor- 
ation. He spends a lot of his spare time 
out on the golf course or deep-sea fishing. 
The majority of his time is taken up with 
the performing arts in New York City. 

DeROSSET MYERS, C, of Charleston 
is the president of the Huguenot Society 
of South Carolina. 


Park H. Owen 

Dobson A Johnson, Inc. 

Suite 1800 

One Commerce Plaza 

Nashville, TN 37239 

retired in September of 1982 and is en- 
joying his free time with wife, Dorothy. 
They enjoy traveling around California 
and the Lake Tahoe area. 

headmaster and rector of St. Mark's Par- 
ish in Van Nuys, California. 

F. RAND MORTON, C, is involved in 
real estate and investment property ] 
agement in Berkeley, California. 

W. Sperry Lee 
P.O. Box 479 
Jacksonville, FL 32201 

C, and his wife, Charlotte, live in Bar Har- 
bor, Maine, where he has retired after 
thirty-four years in private practice ( 
ternal medicine. He is the author of i 
published books— five novels and I 



NORMAN R. MILLER, C, received his 
bachelor of mechanical engineering from 
George Washington University in 1949 
and worked in that field until 1971. Cur- 
rently, he is the owner/ operator of the 
family shoe store in Ramona, California. 

named director of the California Depart- 
ment of Forestry by Governor George 
Deukmejian, Until assuming his new 
duties in March, Mr. Partain had been t 
member of the Humboldt State Univer 
sity faculty and had been a leader in es 
tablishing a four-year undergraduate pro- 
gram in forestry there. He 
and chairman of the department that 
grew from an enrollment of twenty-five 
students to more than 600 and a 
a strong national reputation. 

TRELEASE, JR., C, Bishop of the Dio- 
cese of Rio Grande, and his wife, Jean, 
live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He r 
ports that a lovely new diocesan cent 
has just been completed and he is happily 
planning new ministries for the die 

N, will receive an honorary Doctor of 
Laws next September from Randolph-Ma- 
con College. Senator Baker will also be 
the featured speaker at the college's an- 
nual fall convocation. 

Ever wanted to just say "to heck with 
it" and hang it up? Well, WILLIAM P. 
MELENEY, C, and his wife, Beverley, 
have done just that. They are embarking 
on a twelve-month trip around and up 
and down the east coast in their pick-up 
camper. They are looking for a suitable 
cruising sailboat (about 30 feet) that they 
can sail around on for a while! 

Hollywood, FL 33020 

rector of clinical experiences at Rhode 
Island College. Recently he was named a 
distinguished member of the Association 
of Teacher Educators. 

LYLE S. POWELL, JR., C, is an opthal- 
mologist in Walnut Creek, California. He 


his wife, Ellen, have three grc 
children and five grandchildren. Lyle 
joys building homebuilt airplanes. 


ALBERT E. PONS, C, is in commercial 
real estate development and management 
of office buildings. He has a Certified 
Property Manager's license and does some 
irketing and redevelopment of historic 
buildings in the Oklahoma City area. 


James G. Cate, Jr. 
2304 North Ocoee Str, 
Cleveland, TN 37311 

his wife, Sibyl Aileen, have lived in El 
Granada, California, on the San Mateo 
County coastline south of San Francisco, 
1966. He has been with the Santa 
Fe Railway in Richmond, California, as 
v-caller/dispatcher since 1977 and is 
ve in running rail fan trips for the 
Northern California Railroad Club, of 
which he is vice-president. He has shown 
photographs in juried exhibitions and has 
' two awards. 


Agent and Reunion Chain 
George G, Clarke 
1893 Harbert Avenue 
Memphis, TN 38104 

GEORGE LANGSTAFF, C. is president 
of Footwear Industries of America. He 
and his wife, Mickey, are living in Wayne, 
Pennsylvania, but anticipate moving back 
mnessee in about three years. 


John P. Guerry 

First Federal Savings & Loan 

Chattanooga, TN 37402 

has been elected to the diocesan council 
and is a member of the department of 
planning and evaluation for the Diocese 
ong Island. He and his wife, Ethel, 
live in Floral Park, New York, where he is 
or of St, Elisabeth's Church, which 
consecrated in June, 1982, when the 

ortgage was paid off i 


served as rector of St. Philip's Church in 
Laurel, Maryland, for twenty years. He 
and his wife, Kitty, have four grown 
children and two grandsons. In writing of 
Paul Scoffield McConnell's death, Sam 
says he shall always be grateful for what 
Mr. Mac had taught him (from scratch) 
about music. That knowledge has been of 
inestimable value to him in his ministry 
and in his enjoyment of music— his kind, 
the good kind! 


Richard B. Doss 
5723 Indian Circle 
Houston, TX 77057 

Governor Lamar Alexander and the 
Speaker of the Tennessee House of Rep- 
resentatives were among the many digni- 
taries attending the 100th anniversary 
celebration of Jamison, a bedding and 
furniture manufacturing company, which 
is one of the South s oldest family-owned 
firms. The host of the celebration, held in 
Franklin, Tennessee, was MOULTON 
FARRAR III, C, company president and 
great-grandson of the Jamison founder. 

bitious program for expanding the firm. 

JAMES E. MOSS, C, and his wife, 
Phyllis Ann, attended a gathering of Se- 
wanee people at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. BRIAN HAYS, C'72, in February. It 
was the first such gathering in the San 
Diego area and in honor of THE RT. 
the new Episcopal Bishop of San Diego. 

EDGAR L. POWELL, C, is chairman of 
the board of directors of Innovation In- 
dustries, Inc., a high-tech manufacturer 
of electronic control systems for eleva- 
tors and metal fabricating for elevator 
cabs, located in Russellville, Arkansas. 

' C-l George W. Hopper 
OJL 1610 Wynkoop 

Denver, CO 80202 

BILL BERESFORD, C, has his own 
sales business which specializes in identi- 
fying and promoting people and 

GEORGE W. HOPPER, A'48, C, is prac- 
ticing law in Denver and driving a V.W. 
Rabbit. That will soon all change as his 
fourth and youngest daughter is about to 
graduate from college!! 

These three Sewanee classmates, all Episcopal bishops, had a brief re- 
m at the 1982 General Convention in New Orleans. From left are 

the Rt. Rev. G. P. Mellick Belshaw, C'51, bishop of New Jersey; the Rt. 
. Edmund L. Browning, C'51, T54 and T'70, bishop of Hawaii; and 

the Rt. Rev. Furman C. Stough, C'51, T'55, bishop of Alabama and 

University Chancellor. 

AIDAN KAVANAGH, C, is a profes 
of liturgies at Yale Divinity School and 
acting director of the Yale Institute of 
Sacred Music. His most recent book, Ele- 
ments of Rite: A Handbook of Liturgical 
Style, was published in 1982 by the Pue- 
blo Press. 

DR. W. MAC NICKEY, C, is a patholo- 
gist in an 850-bed hospital in Springfield, 
Illinois. One of his hobbies is dabbling in 

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Andrew' Duncan 
00 Madison Street Building 
Suite 203 
Tampa, FL 33602 

RICHARD W. GILLETT, C, continues 
to relate the church to social issues in his 
ministry. As of late he has been concen- 
trating on the issue of economic disloca- 
tion and plant closures. He and thirty 
other Americans traveled to the Soviet 
Union in April to be part of a dialogue 
about peace and lessening the tensions of 
the arms race. 

now teaching English in Japan for the 
Arthur School of Conversational English 
in a suburb of Tokyo. 

Robert J. Boylston 
2106 Fifth Street, West 
Palmetto, FL 33561 

has written a book recently published by 
Harper and Row entitled Coping with 
Genetic Disorders: A Guide for Clergy 
and Parents. The Rev. Mr. Fletcher is 
assistant for bioethics in the Warren G. 
Magnuson Clinical Center for the Nation- 
al Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Mary- 
land. His book is a comprehensive medi- 
cally informed guide to help clergy of all 
persuasions effectively counsel couples 
concerned about having— or who may al- 
ready have — a genetically affected child. 
The book also speaks directly to parents 
about the issues surrounding genetic dis- 

r Dr. Clement B. Sledge, C'51, pro- 
fessor of orthopaedic surgery at 
Harvard Medical School, has been 
elected second vice-president of 
the American Academy of Ortho- 
paedic Surgeons at the organiza- 
tion's meeting recently in Ana- 
heim, California. Thus, in two 
years he will become president of 
the Academy, Dr. Sledge is also 
, graduate of Yale Medical School 
and he received a master's degrei 
from Harvard in 1970. 

forestry endeavors for twenty-nine year, 
including federal, industrial, and ] 
practice work— eighteen years in ] 
consulting. Catherine, a natural resource 
graduate from Sewanee, is a marketitij 
representative responsible mainly f or 
southern contacts with financial institi 
tions, attorneys, and larger forest-n 
source clients. The firm specializes in va 
uation, with assignments unlimited gei 
graphically. It also conducts audit 

nalyses, and special studies and stays it 
volved with design and supervision of for- 
estry operations. 

third year as headmaster of the Masters 
School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Brin 
ley Rhys is on his faculty and his wife, 
Leah, is Dean of Students there. Jack, 
Win, and their four children are doinf 

'54 ] 

The Rev. W. Gilbert Dent 111 
35 East Tallulah Drive 
lie, SC 29605 

married and has two daughters. He and 
his family live in Cupertino, California, 
where John is the rector of St. Jude's 
Episcopal Church. 

A'50, C, and his wife, Jane Jo, are spend- 
ing a year at New Mexico Tech in Socor- 
ro, New Mexico, while he is on sabbatical 
leave from his position as professor of 
meteorology and director of the cloud 
physics observatory of the University of 
Hawaii. They will return to their home in 
Hilo, Hawaii, in August. 

ROBERT J. LIPSCOMB, C, was named 
senior warden of St. Luke's-on-the-Lake 
Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas for 
1982-83. He hopes his son. Hardy, will be 
an entering freshman in the College in the 

; fou 

his daughter CATHERINE SWEARIN- 
GEN, C'82, have become associated in a 
private consulting firm, Swearingen 
Advanced Forestry, based in Camden, 
South Carolina. Joe has been working in 


J. Alexander McPherson III 
1225 Springdaie Road 
Anderson, SC 29621 

recently accepted the position of i 
deacon of the Diocese of Northern Cali- 



The Rev. Edward L. Salmo 
6330 Ellenwood 
St. Louis, MO 63105 

William A. Kimbrough, Jr. 
4675 Old Shell Road 

Mobile, AL 36608 

lives north of Boston in the suburb ol 
Boxford with his wife, Jane, and 

children. Bill is vice-president of 
inistration and human resources 
Alpha Industries in Woburn. 

working in a community mental health 
renter in Washington, D.C., doing clinical 
social work and psychotherapy with f am i 
lies and children. Writing poetry has he 
e his passion. 

Kirkman Finlay, Jr., C'58, was : 
elected March 1 to a new four- 
year term as mayor of the city of 
Columbia, South Carolina. Befort 
the election, Mayor Finlay's 
administration was praised by the 
Columbia State. The editorial 
said: "His programs are progres- 
sive, and his administration has 
been fiscally responsible." In the 
same election, Columbia voters 
elected the city's first black 
council member in more than 100 


JAMES H, FINNEY, C, attended Se- 
wanee for one semester in 1953 and 
transferred. He graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Oklahoma with a bachelor's de- 
gree in architecture in 1969. 

R. LEE GLENN III, C, is vice-president 
of marketing for Midwestern United Life 
Insurance Company of Fort Wayne, Indi- 
ana. He and his wife, Nancy Henry, have 
a daughter, Susan Carter, who graduated 
from Sewanee with the class of 1981, and 
a son, Robert Lee IV, who Is a freshman 
and a member of the football team, 

BURKS "HAM" HAMNER, C, has his 
own public relations firm in Los Angeles, 
California. He primarily represents cor- 
porate accounts specializing in the hotel 

RICHARD HUGHES, C, is the creative 
director and executive vice-president for 
the Liller Neal Advertising Agency. He 
and his wife, Beth, have two children. He 
writes: "Nothing unusual, flamboyant, or 
newsworthy, thank goodness!" 

ROW, C, has two children at the Univer- 
of the South, David, C'83, and Joan, 
C'85. He and Marilyn enjoy their fre- 
quent trips to the Mountain. 


Agent and Reunion Chairman 
Thomas M. Black 
1507 Saunders Avenue 
Madison, TN 37115 

JOE DAWLEY, C, has a five-year-old art 
gallery and frame shop. He has published 
four books on his art and continues to 
give group art lessons in his gallery. 

CHARLES E. HOLMES, JR., C, is the 
owner/operator of Holmes Florist in 
Greenwood, Mississippi. When he's not 
working he is either duck hunting or bass 
fishing. Lucky guy! 

O.W. LYLE, C, is retired from the Air 
Force and in the midst of his second 
sr, manager of Electromagnetic Ef- 
fects Engineering firm for the Advanced 
Systems Division of the Northrop Corpo- 

PATRICK E. McHENRY, C, is living in 
Arizona with his wife, Kathleen. He is a 
consultant to the fast-food business and 

One State Street Plaza 
New York, NY 10004 

CM. HATHORN, C, and his wife, Janet, 
live in Maine, New York. He enjoys get- 
ting the Sewanee News and helping with 
i University's admissions when he can. 
ike all doctors, JAMES SPEARING 
MAYSON, C, is very busy and very brief, 
wrote on his alumni questionnaire: 
"Married, two children, practice medicine 
in Riverside, California." Next? 

JOHN H. NICHOLS, JR., C, is the CEO 
of the Clinton E. Frank Advertising 
Agency in Chicago, Illinois. The agency is 
of the members of the interpublic 
group of companies. 


Howard W. Harrison, Jr. 
16 South 20th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103 

MOSER, C, is in his seventh year as rector 
of Emmanuel Church, Geneva, Switzer- 
land. He has served on the board of the 

eva branch of Webster College (St. 

is). He and his wife, Graziella, have 
two children. He writes that they do a lot 

of skiing and traveling, and have just re- 
turned from a week -long camping expedi- 
tion into the wilds of the Sinai coupled 
with a week of study in Jerusalem. He 
hopes to make it back for the 25th re- 

STEVE PENSINGER, C, is working at 
Random House in New York as the senior 
editor for English and philosophy. He will 
become a grandfather in August. 

'R1 * 

bert N. Rust III 
4408 Kohler Drive 
Allentown.PA 18103 

MICHAEL M. DeBAKEY, C, is a resi- 
dent in Peru, but keeps a home and office 
in Miami and Houston. Presently, he is in- 
volved in air cargo, mining, tourism and 

hotels as well us real eshite development 
and oil and gas. Busy man!! 

RICHARD HARRIS, C, is teaching Old 
English, Old Icelandic, history of the Eng- 
lish language and Chaucer at the Univer- 
sity of Saskatchewan. He is currently 
writing a biography of Dr. George Hickes 
(1642-1715), Germanic philologist. Dean 
of Worcester Cathedral, and a suffragen 
among the Nonjurors. His wife, Kaija, is a 
textile fiber artist and has had several ex- 
hibitions—one of her tapestries hung in 
the Barbican, in London, last spring. 
Daughter Deirdre is fifteen. He thinks he 
would like a job further south! 

R. CUNLIFFE McBEE III, C. is affili- 
ated with Howard, Weil, Labouisse, and 
Friedrichs, Inc., as an investment broker. 
He and his wife, Christine, have three 
children and live in New Orleans, Louisi- 


PATRICK J. McGOWAN, C, is professor 
of political science and chairman c 
department at Arizona State Univ 
When he is not writing articles or books, 
he is cither on the tennis courts with his 
wife, Sandy, or consulting with the "De- 
fense Department or the National Secur- 
ity Council. 

JAMES W. SNODGRASS, C, has had his 
share of tragedy over the last year or so; 
however, now everything is guiiiu well Uu 
him, Classmates can reach him by writing 
to 943 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, Cali- 
fornia, 94306. 

rector of the Air Force Medical Genetics 
Center in Biloxi, Mis 

Harrisons Return Better than Expected 

by Howard W. Harrison, Jr., C'60 

Dear Class of 1960: 
This letter is going to be rela- 
tively sappy. 

Over the long Thanksgiving 
weekend, Dana and I took our 
daughter and son to see Sewanee 
through the eyes of a high school 
senior and junior, respectively. I 
had not been on the Mountain in 
twenty years and driving from 
Philadelphia I wondered what I 
would find, how I would feel, 
would I want my daughter 
and/or son to go to Sewanee? 

The weather report indicated 
that Thursday, Thanksgiving 
Day, was to be cloudy with occa- 
sional rain. Therefore, upon arri- 
val late afternoon on Wednesday, 
we walked to Green's View, and 
drove to Morgan's Steep and the 
Cross in still-clear weather. 
Toward morning, I was awak- 
ened by the sound of bucketsful 
of rain pouring down on the roof 
of the Sewanee Inn. At breakfast 
before 9 a.m. appointments with 
the Admissions Office, the 
clouds descended shrouding the 
Mountain in its ubiquitous fog. 
I had forgotten what it is to ex- 
perience real fog. You couldn't 
see a thing. I got lost when I 
turned right off Georgia Avenue 
past the cemetery because of 
zero visibility. I told my parents, 
who had joined us for Thanksgiv- 
ing on a student-deserted Moun- 
tain, that their grandchildren 
would never consider going to 
Sewanee if they thought there 
was even a minimal possibility of 
reencountering such weather 

After the interviews, a senior 
English major, with golf um- 
brellas at the ready, conducted 
us on a walking tour of the cam- 
pus and particularly the new-to- 
me buildings. In what I knew as 

Science Hall, now the art depart- 
ment, he stopped to show us one 
of the "largest" classrooms in the 
college. Fearing the worst, I en- 
tered the room to find twenty- 
odd chair desks haphazardly 
arranged around a stark wooden 
table holding a lectem. With re- 
lief that large to Sewanee is still 
minute compared to other class- 
rooms across the country which 
we have visited over the last year, 
we crossed over to Walsh-EUett 
Hall. Passing empty classrooms 
to the right and professorial 
offices to the left, I stopped at 
the open door to Dr. Gilchrist's 
office to say "Hello" and intro- 
duce my family. I had not seen 
him since we graduated and I 
only had one Gilchrist course, 
Political Science 302 (Recent 
Political Systems), in my junior 
year. There is no way he would 
recognize a now full-bearded me 
from that youth of twenty-two 
years ago; yet when I said upon 
entering his office, "Dr. Gil- 
christ, I'm Howard Harrison. I 
just have to stop and speak to 
you," he said, "Howard, I re- 
member you," and to prove that 
he was not just being diplomatic, 
he, without prompting from me, 
said that our class was the first 
class he had gone from freshman 
to senior year with upon return- 
ing to Sewanee to teach and 
mentioned the names of several 
of our more infamous classmates. 
He, therefore, not only recog- 
nized my name and mentioned 
others, but knew that we had 
been in the class of 1960. 

I am certain that there is no col- 
lege in the country where a 
returning alumnus would be re- 
membered twenty-two years la- 
ter by a professor in a depart- 
ment other than that of the stu- 
dent's major. I cannot convey to 
you in words what a profound 
impression that made upon me 
and my otherwise blase children. 

I played it up for all it was worth 
and it was the brightest spot in 
what was otherwise the gloom- 
iest day of the year. 

That's not all. Although we 
could not see the new dorms and 
lakes, literally, we toured the 
Bishop's Common, Cleveland An- 
nex, Guerry Hall, Woods Labora- 
tories, and duPont Library, all 
new to mc. In the last year, we 
have been to the West Coast 
(Mills, Stanford, Pomona, 
Scripps, Claremont, and Pitzer), 
New England (Bennington, 
Williams, Amherst, Smith, Mount 
Holyoke, Hampshire, Trinity, 
Wesleyan, Connecticut College, 
and Tufts), and New York (Sarah 
Lawrence and Vassar) and I can 
tell you that Sewanee 's physical 
facilities are the equal of the best 
and far surpass most. I was very 

The best part of this unex- 
pected report is that for all of its 
vastly enhanced physical campus, 
Sewanee is still Sewanee. I think 
I was more anxious about this 
factor than any other, as I drove 
up the Mountain from Chatta- 
nooga for the first time in twen- 
ty years. I had heard and read of 
the new buildings and I feared 
what an expanded campus and 
student body might have meant 
to that "feeling" I used to have 
while on the Mountain. I am de- 
lighted to tell you that the "feel" 
is still there. The same unde- 
fined, or thus far ill-defined, am- 
biance. The new buildings do not 
stand in stark contrast to the old. 
They have been carefully 
blended into the campus which 
we crossed as students without 
sacrificing the up to the minute 
amenities found within. 

For the first time in my annual 
appeal letter, I can tell you with 
certainty that Sewanee merits 
your support in full measure.... 

If you have any doubts, go see 
for yourself as I did. 



practicing cardiology in Meridian, Mis- 
sissippi. He and his wife. Joy. enjoy 
traveling and sailing. Their son, TREY, 
C'8'l, will be a senior al Sewanee in the 
fall. ' 

major rt-sponsibililies al Morgan Stanley: 
director of firm investment account, the 
ili'piirlnionl of the firm that makes invest- 
ments for the firm's account, and co-di- 
rector of asset management, that branch 
of the firm that manages six billion dol- 
lars of investments for others. 

HART, JR., C, is executive director of A 
Special Ministry to People with Epilepsy. 
He and his wife, Carol, have three chil- 
dren and live in Bay City, Michigan. 


Gerald H. Summers 
',00 Lindsay Street 
Chattanooga, TN 37403 

en years as Dean at Choate School, took 
fall sabbatical and traveled all through 

Europe. Now he is director of the aca- 
demic summer program at Choate. 

ceived his master's degree from Troy 
State University in the science or manage- 
ment in 1980. Presently, he and his wife, 
Claire, and their two children, Glenn and 
Kimberly, are living in Germany where 
Daniel is serving in the USAF as the Com- 
mander of 435 Services Squadron. 

RICHARD D. WARREN, C, was re- 
elected for a third term as Slate's Attor- 
ney for Wicomico County, Maryland, in 

DALE L. CARLBERG, C, has been a 
secondary teacher for seventeen years in 
the Paramus, New Jersey, school system. 
He is the charter president of the local 
branch of Optimist International. 

Would you believe it?! ALLEN M. (as in 
I'll never get married) WALLACE, C, 
married Anna Brooke Hudgins on June 
25, 1983, in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Robert L. Brawn, C*63, of Little Rock greets Andrea Rabalais, C86, of 
El Dorado during the convention of the Diocese of Arkansas. 
Mr. Brown is a Un'wersity trustee. 

Lee Thomas in Tough EPA Job 

Elevated to President 

Winton M. Blount III, C66, of 
Montgomery, Alabama, has 
been promoted to president 
and chief executive officer of 
Blount International, a subsid- 
iary of Blount, Inc., which is 
responsible for all of the com- 
pany's worldwide construction 
and engineering operations. 

Mr. Blount has been chief 
operating officer of the subsid- 
iary since March 1980, and 
previously was chairman of B. 
F. Shaw Company, a Blount 
subsidiary based in Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. All construc- 
tion and engineering operating 
units and related support serv- 
ices will report to him. 

In addition to his B.A. degree 
from Sewanee, Mr. Blount re- 
ceived an M.B.A. from the 
Wharton School of Finance 
and Commerce at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. He is a 

director of a number of civic, 
cultural, and business organi- 
zations. He and his wife, the 
former Lucy Dunn, have four 

Lee M. Thomas, C'67, was ap- 
pointed by President Reagan 
to head the hazardous waste 
disposal program at the Envi- 
ronmental Protection Agency. 
He is one of several new top 
appointees at EPA who are ex- 
pected to give back to the 
agency its lost credibility and 
professional image. Those who 
know Lee Thomas say he cer- 
tainly has the qualities to do 
the job. 

Prior to his appointment, 
Thomas was deputy director 
of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, where 
he had been employed since 
the spring of 1981. The Wash- 
ington Post said Mr. Thomas 
"gained recognition by leading 
a federal task force to handle 
dioxin contamination at Times 
Beach, Missouri." 

Before moving to Washing- 
ton, he worked in the adminis- 
trations of three South Caro- 
lina governors. He was director 
of the Division of Public Safe- 
ty under Governor Dick Riley; 
he was director of the Of- 

fender Rehabilitation Program 
and director of the Law En- 
forcement Assistance Program 
under Governor John C. West, 
and he continued in the latter 
capacity under Governor 
James B. Edwards until he left 
to enter private consultant 
work. Thomas played a key 
role in developing emergency 
procedures for nuclear power 
plants in South Carolina, fol- 
lowing the Three Mile Island 

After graduating from Se- 
wanee, he received a master's 
degree from the University of 
South Carolina. While living in 
South Carolina, he was a mem- 
ber of the Town Council of 
Ridgeway and a director of 
the Ridgeway Bank. He and 
his wife, Dixie, have three 

Incidentally, Lee has several 
other Sewanee connections. 
His father is Robert W. 
Thomas, C'31. His brother is 
Robert W. Thomas, Jr., C'64, 
and his uncle is Charles E. 
Thomas, C'27. 

ROBERT WESTON, C, is in a new 
career of management training and devel- 
opment. He and his wife, Joy, and their, 
two children, Claire and Daniel, live in 
Los Gatos, California. 

JOSEPH WINKELMAN, C, continues to 
work in the field of fine-art print making. 
This past year he won prizes at interna- 
tional competitions for miniature prints 
in Seoul, Korea, and Barcelona, Spain. 
This past summer he and his family 
visited the Mountain. The Winkelmans 
reside in Oxford, England. 

Jacksonville, FL 32210 

ferred to American Bell, Inc., a subsidiary 
of AT&T, in January of 1983. He is the 
division manager with general manage- 
ment responsibilities for a line of business 
marketing videotex equipment to indus- 

the faculty at NYU School of Medicine 
and working on research. 

DAVID GRANBECK, C, practices law 
in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recently, he 
was elected the Democratic-Farmer Labor 
precinct chairman. 

MICHAEL MISLOVE, C, is professor 
and chairman of the mathematics depart- 
ment at Tulane University. He and bis 
wife, Marilyn, have a two-and-a-half-year- 
old son, Alan. They have spent the sum- 
mers of 1978 and 1982 in Darmstadt, 
Germany, under a research grant from the 
Alexander van Humboldt Stiftung. 

C. JAY SCOTT, C, graduated from the 
Cornell University Hotel School in 1971 
and is now a partner in the national CPA 
firm of Laventhol and Horwath. Jay is 
working on his MBA at Golden Gate Uni- 
versity in San Francisco. 

WILSON W. WYATT, JR., C, and his 
family live in Washington, D.C., where 
Wilson is a vice-president of public rela- 
tions with BATUS, a diversified manage- 
ment holding company which operates re- 
tail, paper, and tobacco companies in- 
cluding Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall 
Fields, Gimbels, Brown & Williams, and 
Appleton Paper Company. 

'£*£* John Day Peake, Jr. 

DO 159 Roberts Street 

Mobile, AL 36604 

ALAN P. BECK, C, is a Rrahmachari i 
self-realization fellowship in Los Angelej 
California. He is a monk at their national 

OTT-STREET), C, has moved oul 
Hollywood to Roswell, Georgia, and lives 
along the banks of the Chattahoochee. 

KEN GILBART, C, left the F.B.I 
take a job with United Airlines in the 
porate security department in San Fran- 
cisco, California. 

JOHN E. LOFTIS, C, is associate profes 
sor and chairman of the English depart- 
ment at the University of Northern Colo- 
rado. He and his wife, Jane, have thrt 
children, David, Sarah, and Willian 

GEORGE McDANIEL, C, recently r. 
ceived an honor award from the National 
Trust for Historic Preservation for his 
cent book. Hearth and Home: Preserving 
a People's Culture, a history of traditional 
Afro-American farmhouses and the ways 
of life of their residents. First Lady, 
Nancy Reagan, presented the award ; 
the National Gallery of Art in Washing- 
ton, D.C. 

gone from being the bane of Dean John 
M. Webb's existence to vice-presidei 
marketing and sales for Raskas Foods, 
Inc., in St. Louis with responsibility for 
thirty-five food brokers nationwide. Also 

on the steering committee for the 
Wharton Business School Club of St. 
Louis. Not bad for a lad who grew up 
working in a grocery store in Estill 
DR. W.L. PRICHARD, C, is currently 
iracticing family medicine in the Missis- 
sippi Delta. He and his wife, Barbara, 
; five-children. 
HENRY A. STOKES, C, is an assistant 
the managing editor of the Detroit 
■lus. He and his wife, Kitty, have two 
children, Beth, fourteen, and Virginia, 

DAVID P. SUTTON, C, and his wife 
have their third daughter, Susan Caroline, 
i December 8, 1981. 
WARNER WELLS III, C, is president of 
Warner Wells Insurance Agency. Civically, 
involved with the Greenwood-Le- 
flore County Chamber of Commerce serv- 
ing as the president of that body and he is 
ce-president of the Economic Devel- 
lt Foundation. 
RANDY WILLIAMS, C, is a trader on 
the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. He and 
his wife, Nancy, and their two children 
n an eighteenth-century home in 
Philadelphia. Prior to trading stocks, Ran- 
was involved in a seven-year renova- 
i which involved turning a large ware- 
se into a series of loft apartments. 


Peterson Cavert 
First Mortgage Company 
Box 1280 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 

DAN ANDERSON, C, is now a general 
manager of the Prudential Insurance 
Company. He and his wife, Virginia, live 

i Westlake Village, California, a suburb 
of Los Angeles. He says the '82 fires just 
led burning down their house. Their 
cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains 
flooded and in the winter covered 
with eight feet of snow. He says living in 
Los Angeles is really something! 

RUSTY CAPERS, C, is the New Eng- 
land district manager for Berg Electronics 
ion, a subsidiary of DuPont Com- 
pany. Rusty has been with DuPont in one 
capacity or another since graduation. 

EVANS III, C, is associate rector of Medi- 
Episcopal Church and vicar of St. 
Elizabeth's in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

LON (DOC) B. GILBERT, C, is now 
with Economy Cars Honda in Chatta- 
nooga, Tennessee. Anyone needing a 
Honda, Mazda, or Subaru should call him 
at 629-0087! Just remind him of some of 
itories you could tell his wife about 
his undergraduate days and he should of- 
fer you a very nice discount to keep you 

ROBERT P. JONES, C, was recently 
promoted to University Librarian at the 
University of North Florida in Jackson- 

We understand that JOE KICKLIGHT- 
ER, C, has been selected for the second 
time as Auburn University's top instruc- 
tor in the liberal arts college. He was in 
Sewanee in April as a participant in the 
Mediaeval Colloquium. 

CHIP LANGLEY, C, is vice-president of 
lending at Peoples Federal Savings and 
Loan in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

HARRY F. NOYES III, C, is leading the 
charge against the nuclear freeze cam- 
paign in Detroit. He admits it is an uphill 
battle. Last year, Harry had three articles 
published in military professional maga- 
zines: "Aerial Mines: An Idea Whose 
Time Has Come?" "The Real Spirit of 
Victory " and "Modernized Line." 

JOHN D. REED, C, was married to 
Caroline Tribue on March 6, 1983 in 
Nashville, Tennessee, at St. George's Epis- 
copal Church. Members of the wedding 
party included: DAVID SUMPTER, C'67, 

lieutenant colonel in the USAF Dental 
Corps based in Guam. Presently, he is at 
Eglin Air Force Base in Florida doing a 
year's advanced clinical dentistry resi- 

'68 1 

24 Ryan Avenue 
Mobile, AL 36607 

Reunion Chairman 
Charlie Gigniiliat 
234 Thompson Place 
Gainesville, GA 30501 

now married (as of June 21, 1980). For 
those of you who wish to send condol- 
ences to Mrs. Babson, you may reach her 
by writing Marta Holsman Babson in 
Chicago, Illinois! 

cently been appointed assistant professor 
of Medieval French and Provencal at the 
University of Georgia. He and Martha Ro- 
berta Adkins of Memphis were married 
on April 9, 1983. She is ar 

BILL CATHRAE, C, is a senior com- 
mercial lending officer with Idaho First 
National Bank. 

completed three years as director of plan- 
ning at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, 
Washington. Recently he became a mem- 
ber of the American College of Hospital 
Administrators. He hopes to receive his 
MBA from Pacific Lutheran University 

C, was inducted into the American Col- 
lege of Surgeons this fall in Chicago. He 
and his wife, Lecie, live in Fresno, Cali- 

ceived his Ph.D. in mineral economics 
from Pennsylvania State University in 
1981. He is now engaged in consulting 
and teaching a course in the fundamentals 
of oil and gas. 

ROBERT GRIBBIN, C, is the U.S. Con- 
sul in Mombasa, Kenya. He and his family 
will be there until July of 1984. 

C, of the Order of the Holy Cross, was or- 
dained deacon by THE RT. REV. 
Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee, on 
Sunday, October 10, 1982. 

TRACY LIGHTCAP, C, and his wife, 
Ann Margaret, have their first child, 
Allen, born September 27, 1982. 

JAMES O. QUIMBY III, C, the knight 
of the sorrowful countenance, moved 
from Hawaii after ten years of an ex- 
tended pleasure trip to southern Californ- 
ia where he is with Baxter Travenol Labs. 

JOHN B. TURPIT, C, is a licensed archi- 
tect practicing in the San Diego, Californ- 
ia, area. On June 25, 1983, he married 
Virginia Riley tn Marblehead, Massachu- 


Doug Baker 

1012 Milter Terrace 

Hartsuille, SC 29550 

printer of the Himalayan International 
Institute. He and his wife, Linda, have 
one child, Charles, Jr., born in June of 

GEORGE J. GREER, C, is completing 
a year on a NIH-funded study on schisto- 
somiasis in Malaysia and Thailand. He is 
working for the Institute for Medical Re- 

LLOYD W. MOORE, C. is in the office 
space development field with the L.W. 
Moore Development Company in the 
Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. His 
spouse, Tara, is a nationally recognized 
wildlife artist and author. Currently, she 
is co-producing a wildlife documentary. 

executive secretary of the Episcopal 
Church's Province One, coordin;i(ini! jll 
areas of ministry among the seven dio- 
ceses of New England. 

C, is finishing up his residency in OB 
GYN at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He 
and his wife now have three children, a 
son, Clinton Edwards, born February 8, 
1983, another son, and a little girl. 

RHETT TABER, C, and his wife, 
Jeanne, have two children, Dylan, twelve, 
and Katie, eight. Rhett is in private law 
practice in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

MARK WOLFE, C, is a salesman for 
Max Factor as well as an investment man- 
ager. He and his wife, Deborah, live in 
Lisle, Illinois. 


Jack Tonissen 

201 S. College St., Suite 1600 

Charlotte, NC 28244 

Jess Womack 

236 Blue Bonnet 

San Antonio, TX 78209 

practicing attorney licensed in Tennessee 
and Alabama. He is secretary of the Mari- 
on County Bar Association and secretary 
and board member of the Marion County 
Election Commission. And he's "s'.l\ 
crazy after all these years." 

STEPHEN L. BARNETT, C, is a vice- 
president of Joplin Printing Company and 
past president of the Rotary Club of Jop- 
lin, Missouri. He and his wife, Joy, have 
two children. 

finished his year as senior registrar of the 
thoracic unit at the Hospital for Sick 
Children in London, England. He is now 
in Nashville, as a member of the depart- 
ment of cardiac and thoracic surgery of 
Vanderbilt University School of Medi- 

and his wife, Irene, have two sons, Matt, 
seven, and Stevie, five. He is rector of St. 
John's Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa. He recently retired from sport par- 
achuting in a rash fit of maturity! Ste- 
phen has spent the last five years as a 
staff member of an in-patient chemical 
dependency treatment center. He says he 
really misses seeing and talking with his 
fraternity brothers and classmates. 

WARNER B. BALLARD, C, is corpo- 
rate advertising manager for Chemical 
Bank in New York, and his wife, Leslie, is 
with Interior Design Magazine. 


JOHN P. CORDOVA, JR., C, is a pilot 
for American Airlines and an assistant 
Flight Commander in the Air Force Re- 
serves. He has an MBA from Southern Illi- 
nois University. He and his wife, Susan, 
have a daughter, Evelyn. 

DR. GLENN M. DAVIS, C. is currently 
with the Plastic Surgery Specialists Inc. In 
Norfolk, Virginia. He and his wife, Mary- 
ann, are expecting their first child in 

teaching at Trinity College in Washington, 
D.C. He and his wife, Anne, have four 
children and live in Silver Springs, Mary- 

FELD, C, is a free-lance writer. Presently 
she is working on a collection of short 
published a collection of forty rcligitms 
meditations entitled, Jordan to Jeru- 

structor in finance on the tinder gr&du ft te 
level at Western Michigan University. He 
passed his CPA examination at the first 
of the year. He and his wife, Mary Ann, 
have three children. 

moted to natural resoi 
ager in the business set 
States Paper Corpo 

has been pro- 
es project r 
;es area of Gulf 
i's Natural Re- 

Recreation, and Wood Products 

GRAHAM LEWIS, C, received his 
Ph.D. in biological science in December 
of 1982 from Florida State University. 
Currently, he is working as a post-doc- 
toral fellow at Harbor Branch Institution, 
Inc., in Ft. Pierce, Florida. 

JOHN J. McGOUGH, C, writes that he 
is enjoying his life in rural America as a 
small farmer in Cody, Wyoming, but he 
sure does miss dogwoods and magnolias. 

GARY T. POPE, C, and his wife, Mar- 
garet, have a son, Gary T. Pope, Jr., born 
on February 24, 1983. They live in t 
berry, South Carolina. 

DAVID L. PREUSS, C, recently ma 
Nancy Ellen Pullen. The couple now lives 
in Barcelona, Spain, where David is direc 
tor of marketing for Clorox in Spain 

DENNIS SENLFF, C, teaches Spanish a 
Michigan State University. He and his 
wife, Celia, have two children. 

E.H. (CHEP) STANLEY, JR., C, is in tl 
commercial real estate business wil 
Edens and McTeer, Inc., in Columbi 
South Carolina. 

JOHN WINKELMAN, C, and his wif 
Janet, have an eight-month-old so 

Mid-Winter Under the Pines I took pla< 
in Lufkin, Texas, in February of 1982. In 
attendance were: JAMES ZELESKEY, C, 
and his wife, Terri; PHILLIP JONES, 
C'76, and his wife, Claudia; TREY YAR- 
BROUGH, C'74. and his wife, Paula 
NELSON PUETT, C'77, and his wife, 
Caroline; and ED BENCHOFF, C'77. 
Beach music, oysters, dead cow and live 
keg!! Look for information on M-W.U.P. 
II in February 1983. 

rector of All Saints' in Grenada, Mississip- 
pi. He and his wife, Kathryn, have a 
son, Jonathan Michael. 


,f 70 Nl pen(i teton (Penn) Rogers 
/ £a Windels, Marx, Davies & Ives 

1701 Penn Ave. N.W., Suite 940 
Washington, DC 20006 

MICHAEL D. BEWERS, C, has joined 
the law firm of Lemann, O'Hara and 
liles in New Orleans, and will be doing 
ome criminal law defense work. He re- 
eived his LL.M. degree in admiralty law 
i May from Tulane University. It should 
>ok good hanging beside his J.D., which 
he got from LSU in 1979. 

JOHN BILLINGS, C, is now living in 
Los Angeles, California, where he is work- 
ing in the Schlitz, Van Nuys Plant. When 
Stroh's purchased Schlitz, they moved 
John out to California. 

C, and his wife, Ellaine, are the parents of 
a son, Robert Glenn, bom on March 6, in 
Pinehurst, North Carolina. The grandpar- 
ta are LEWIS C. BURWELL, C'28, and 
i wife, Eadie, of Greenville, South Caro- 

ED MOSER, C, ifi with the Pepsi-Cola 
Company in New York in their marketing 
department. He and Kerrie have a seven- 
month-old daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, 
born December 29, 1982. 

DR. FRED PFEIFFER, C, is a member 
of the staff of the Mayo Clinic Depart- 
ment of Neurology. His wife, Roxanne, is 
a resident in child psychiatry. 

JAMES W. SAVAGE, C, is now with 
CBS/Fox Home Video, a videodiscs joint 
venture of CBS and 20th Century Fox 
Motion Pictures, as a manager for plan- 

,r 7Q Reunion Chairman 
/ O John D. Peebles 

1129 Montauk Ave. 
Mobile, Ah 36604 

an elementary school teacher and an out- 
door education instructor. He is working 
on his master's degree in biology ai West- 
em State College in Gunnison, Colorado 

orthopedic surgeon in Meridian, Missis 
sippi. Recently he completed a fellowship 
at the University of Virginia on sports 
medicine and hand surgery. 

DEACON CHAPIN, C, is chairman ol 
the photography department at Sierra Ne 
da College and also a staff photograph 
for Squaw Valley. He and his wife 
Catherine, have twin boys, Carsten anc 
Zachary, two years old. 

sional Engineers. Stewart received degrees 
from both Georgia Tech and Sewanee in 
1974 under the three-two engineering 

planned giving director for the American 
Heart Association in Minneapolis, Minne- 

and his wife, KATHRYN (MOORES), 
C'77, have three children; the youngest, 
John F., IV, is a year old. 

her husband, Edward, recently moved 
back to Dayton, Ohio, from Memphis. 
They are the proud parents of a nine- 
month-old son, James Benjamin (Ben). 

CINDY BOATWRIGHT, C, is director 
of public relations and promotion for 
L'Oreal in New York City. She has com- 
pleted her master's in English at Colum- 
bia University and plans to be married to 
the Rev. Timothy J. Mulder on July 3, 

her husband, Peter, are the proud parents 
of a baby girl, Sarah Elizabeth. Lisa is 
working at Oxford University in Oxford, 
England, and Peter directs the excava- 
tions of the Roman Temple site at Bath. 

family reside in a 160-year-old home in 
the middle Tennessee countryside near 
Pulaski. In September of last year, Rich- 
ard became assistant District Attorney 
General for the 11th Judicial Circuit of 

LIP, C, have a son, Samuel Douglas, born 
March 14, 1983. The lad weighed eight- 
pounds nine-ounces and was twenty-two 
inches long. 

her husband, Archer, have a new son. Ivy 
Marion, born October 25, 1982. That 
brings the number of children to three as 
Ivy joins brothers Archer, III, and Brat- 
ton on Frierson Plantation in Shreveport. 

GEORGE B. HARRISON, C, has been 
appointed director of communications 
for North Park Hospital in Chattanooga. 
MEREDITH PRESTON, C, is working 
as an account executive with Hill and 

Knowlton, Inc., the world's largest public 
relations agency. She works in the media 
and government relations division. 

SON, C, a girl, Katharine Keeble, on Jan- 
uary 5, 1983. 

has been appointed assistant to the Chief 
Justice for administrative matters at the 
request of the Chief Justice of the West 
Virginia Supreme Court. At the end of 
the present chief justice's tenure, she will 
return to permanent assignment with the 
Administrative Office of the Courts. 

DR. MICHAEL D. WOOD, C, is current- 
ly chief resident in otolaryngology at the 
University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, 
Sally, have a new baby daughter named 


Robert T. Coleman HI 
The Liberty Corporation 
P.O. Box 789 
Greenville, SC 29602 

JOHN G. BAAR, C, received his mas- 
ter's in plant physiology from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois in 1980. He is now an in- 
structor at the Butler School. 

associate rector of St. Michael's Church in 
New York City. He has recently been 
named by the U.S. Jaycees as one of the 
Outstanding Young Men of 1982 and as 
Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of 
New York, Free and Accepted Masons. 

MIRIAM (SLATE) HALL, C, has fin- 
ished her year off roaming the beaches of 
Hawaii and has gone back to teaching 
part-time for the University of Hawaii 
and Hawaii Pacific College. Husband, Jim, 
is a clinical psychologist with the Depart- 
ment of Defense. 

urban planning from the University of 
Pittsburg and a MBA from the University 
of Indiana. So what do you think he does 
for a living? That's right, he works in a 
bank as an assistant loan officer. 

HARLEY LEE, C, continues to work on 
He hopes to have 

nd energy 
;ky busit 

i this 

selling computers 

STEVE ROWE, C, graduated from the 
University of Alabama Law School in 
1978 and immediately went to work for 
the firm of Lange, Simpson, Robinson 
and Somerville in Birmingham, Alabama. 

JACK SIMPSON, JR., C, is working as 
an attorney in the land department of the 
Superior Oil Company in Denver, Colo- 


Billy Joe Shelton 
1824 Kirts Court 
Troy, MI 48084 

working with the Cooperative Extension 
Service at New Mexico State University. 
Her husband, DONN BEIGHLEY, C'75, 
has just completed his first year on his 
Ph.D. in hybrid cotton breeding. 

and her husband are the parents of two 
children, Cynthia Catherine, born Sep- 
tember 17, 1980, and William Hudson, 
III, born October 25, 1982. 

THOMAS "TED" DOSS, C, and his 
wife, Janice, announce the birth of a son, 
Jonathan Daniel, on April 30, in Gaines- 
ville, Florida. 

CAROL A. ELLIOTT, C, is pursuing her 
first love, music, by paying her bills as a 
legal assistant and spending all of her 
spare time traveling from coast to coast 
pushing her songs. Presently, she is in At- 
lanta doing more legal work, song writing, 
and some performing. 

K. ADAIR EWIN FAUST, C, married 
David L. Faust in June of 1978. The cou 
pie have one child, Laurence, who is noi 
two. David is finishing his law degree a 
Tulane. Adair writes that she is still hous- 
ing Sewanee students at Mardi Gras! 

FRED M. FREEMAN III, C, is now a 
certified public accountant in Birming- 
ham, Alabama. 

BRADFORD GIOIA, C, director of ad- 
missions and English instructor at Dar- 
lington School, Rome, Georgia, has been 
named seventh district Student Teacher 
Achievement Recognition (STAR) teach- 
er for the second year. 

KEVIN HARPER, C, is working as 
technical representative for NIKE sho 
His territory is Tennessee and Kentucky. 

ated from the University of Idaho La\ 
School last May and is now practicing a 
the firm of Gavin, Robinson, Kendrick, 
Redman and "Mays in Yakima, Washing- 

MARIAN McCLURE, C, is doing hei 
dissertation at Harvard University on the 
effects of liberal activists-sponsored for- 
eign aid in rural Haiti. Recently, 
caught cold while demonstrating against 
President Reagan when he came to 

SUSAN E. CROSBIE, C, is currently 
working as a trader for the slock com- 
pany of Spear, Leeds, and Kollogg on all 
major stock exchanges, 

C. THOMAS HODGES, C. received his 
Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 
lune of 1978. Since that time he has been 
working for the Clinical Systems Division 
of the DuPont Company as a develop- 

JOHN R. STEWART, C, civil engineer- 

and Partners, has been named Young En- 
leer of the Year by the Nashville Chap- 
of the Tennessee Society of Profes- 

Some of the Sewanee alumni attending the wed- 
ding of Michael D. Payne, C'76, andjeanie Bing- 
ham (sister of John Bingham, C'75) gather for the 
reception. Those actually taking part in the service 

were David Payne, C'68; John Bingham; Jack Ross, 
C'76; Harold Rahn, C'76; Rhea Bowden, C'68; 
Jim Adrian, C'76, and David Chaney, C'76. The 
wedding was a year ago in June. 


Food and the Gospel in Central Africa 

by John D. Mullins, C'76 

Ney E. beogo. Beogo kiama. Laafi bey. Neis ke- 
bare? Laafi bey. Tom garni? Laafi bey. Tom 
paga yaa wana. Noorma wusgo. Comba faa? 
Ayo, yiilkiye. 

This is how every encounter, with a friend or a 
stranger, begins here— with a good morning and 
inquiries into the well being of the person and 
the members of that individual's family and 
friends. The answer to all inquiries is always 
"peace is here," even if there is sickness, death, 
or starvation in the family. 

The exchange of greetings is important, I be- 
lieve, because one is recognizing the individual 
and forgetting his worth. So greetings here are 
as important as offering something to drink to a 
visitor. This is especially true as the most com- 
mon means of transport is by foot, and sources 
of water are as far as ten or fifteen kilometers 
apart. With temperatures in the 90s and 100s, 
thirst is ever present. 

"Here" is Upper Volta, which isn't in upper 
East Tennessee or Russia but in West Africa, 
where I work as a veterinarian with the Upper 
Volta Hunger Project, supported by the Tennes- 
see Baptist Convention in partnership with the 
Southern Baptist Convention. The project is 
centered in the village of Sanwabo and includes 
a total of eight villages with a population of 
about 15,000 people. The village's name, San- 
wabo, is very appropriate. It means, "The 
strangers have come," in the local language, even 
though those strangers arrived about 500 years 

The northern part of the country is located in 
the Sahel region, which is about 100 kilometers 
north of our location. There is a rainy season 
from June until October, and the rest of the 
year very little or no rain falls. During the rainy 
season the people raise their crops of millet, sor- 
ghum, corn, rice, cotton, peanuts, bambara 
ground nuts, beans, sweet potatoes, and tobac- 
co. During this time they have very little time 
for anything else, since they must raise what 
they eat or go hungry. In our area enough is 
raised to last about ten months which is pain- 
fully stretched over twelve months. That is in an 
average year. 

The people we work with are the Mossi who 
are both very warlike and very proud. They are 
the largest nation in Upper Volta comprising 
over half the population of seven and one half 
million. The Mossi Empire, founded about 800 
years ago, evolved into a highly centralized state 
with an emperor in Ouagadougon ruling over a 
series of feudal lords by a chain of command ex- 
tending down to the village level. The Empire 
was never conquered, though repeated attempts 
were made, until the French arrived ninety years 

Today the French rule is gone, but the More 
Naba (emperor of the work) remains/The 
French did leave their language behind (I am so 
grateful for the French courses I took at Se- 
wanee— God bless Dr. McCrady, Dr. Bates, and 
Dr. Schaefer), though in our area few people can 
speak it since More is their native tongue. 

Although it is difficult to explain to people 
who have not been here, I hope this can give you 
an idea of the problems which these people face. 
The country is one of the poorest on earth. The 
Mossi commonly say that they are lucky that 
they have nothing or else someone would be en- 

gaged in trying to take it from them. Average 
annual-income estimates range from $110 to 
$160 American dollars. Our region is one of the 
poorest in the country. Disease, malnutrition, 
kwashiorkor or downright starvation, extremely 
high infant and child mortality (25 to 40 per- 
cent), poverty, ignorance, fear, and superstition 
are characteristic. It has been said that if one 
wanted to design an environment hostile to hu- 
man habitation, it would be difficult to do 
worse than West Africa. 

In obedience to Christ's teachings and exam- 
ples, we are attempting to meet the physical and 
spiritual needs of the people here in the follow- 
ing ways: First, and most important, we are 
bringing them the gospel to free them from their 
bondage of fear and Satan. Thus we are setting 
their souls free. Second, we are teaching reading 
and writing, giving them the tools to set their 
spirits free. Third, we are setting their bodies 
free through our public health program which 
includes nutrition classes and an immunization 
program against tetanus, polio, diptheria, 
whooping cough, measles, and tuberculosis. 

Our water resources program includes construc- 
tion of a dam which created a fifty -four-acre 
lake with associated catchment basins, several 
smaller lakes, and well digging. Our agriculture 
program includes dry season gardening, fish 
farming, livestock improvement, and making 
new species of animals available such as rabbits 
and pigeons. Also included are reforestration, 
improved farming techniques, such as oxdrawn 
plows, improved seed, fertilizer, and equipment, 
and lastly, my specialty, veterinary care. 

The veterinary care I offer includes the treat- 
ment of individual animals and preventative 
medicine, which I strongly encourage. Patients 
include horses, cattle, donkeys, sheep, goats, 
poultry, and dogs though I try to concentrate 
most on small animals. By small animals I mean 
sheep, goats, and poultry. My idea in this area 
is that if I can keep these three species healthy, 
I can do something towards increasing the pro- 
tein intake per family, or at least increasing the 
family income which will have a direct impact 
on diet. To this end I vaccinate, give anthelmen- 
tics and antitrypanosomals, and provide hoof 
and dental care. 

My biggest problem in these areas is convincing 
the villagers that it is worth their while to spend 
the money it costs to purchase the drugs and 
vaccines. My philosophy is that this is a develop- 
ment project and not a charity. Therefore I do 
charge costs for supplies but not for work I do. 
This amounts to ten francs per bird (about three 
cents), twenty-five francs per sheep or goat 
(about eight cents), 200 francs per donkey 
(about seventy cents), and up to 650 francs per 
cow (about $2.25). This is an entirely new con- 
cept, which they regard with a degree of suspi- 
cion, and to overcome this I have to spend a lot 
of time just visiting, sitting, talking, and dancing 
to show that I am interested in them and not 
trying to take advantage of them. 

My work here is not always exclusively with 
animals. Rarely, and I stress rarely, I do pull 
some teeth if I can wiggle them and know I 
won't break off the root. One particular time, an 
old woman of our village came to our compound 
when I was here all alone. She appeared about 
seventy, though here it is difficult for me to 
judge ages. She "had a tooth that hurt so badly 
she wanted to die." Since I could get a good grip 
on this tooth, I pulled it. Without anesthesia, I 
must add, though I explained that the pain 
would be terrible. Afterwards she said, "A lot of 
people didn't want the whites to come, but since 
you all have come, you've done nothing but 
good things for us. I don't care if it rains little 
white people all day long." She topped this off 
by bowing her face to the ground to show 
respect and honor. 

The language barrier is my biggest obstacle. It 
does, however, lead to some interesting situa- 
tions. Once I was out deworming and vaccin- 
ating for one of our chiefs. After I had finished, 
he was introducing me to some of the people 
who came to watch. In reference to one old lady 
he gave a lengthy speech and looked at me as if 
I were expected to give some response. I 
answered with one of my stock phrases, "Mam 
ka wum ye." (I don't understand.) He repeated 
the same speech slower and louder. (Yes, the 
Africans do that too, just like American tour- 
ists.) Same expectant look, same response. 

Then he put his thumb in his mouth with his 
fingers extended, made loud sucking noises, 
pointed to the lady, and gave me the same ex- 
pectant look. Again "Mam ka wum ye. " Then 
while giving the same speech he reached down, 
pulled out her right breast, pointed to it, and 
stuck his thumb in his mouth a second time, 
making the same sucking noises. All the while I 
had to act as if it were the most natural way in 
the world to introduce one's mother. 

I am, however, trying to leam More. About one 
year ago I was in one of our villages vaccinating 
chickens which meant I walked from house to 
house. I had some children who were stuck with 
the job of showing me around the village so I 
wouldn't get lost (the houses aren't crowded to- 
gether but are spread over several hundred acres) 
and carrying my supplies. I practiced what little 
More I knew on them. We would sing, which is a 
good way to learn language, and they would 
help catch chickens. 

At one point we passed beneath some mango 
trees, where they picked some fruit and gave me 
some saying, "Ton nonge fom. " I could recog- 
nize the pronouns, "ton, " meaning me, and 
"fom, " meaning you, but the verb was a mys- 
tery. Later I found that it meant love. 

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DR. JOHN D. MULLINS, C, U doing 
volunteer missions work in West Africa 
Ouagdougou in the Upper Volta re- 
gion. He has been there for nearly two 
years. (See article. News,) 

currently designing dresses for the com- 
pany, "It's Me." She loves her work and 
particularly loves living in New York. 

rjry William P DuBosc 111 
/ / 1323 Heotherwood Road 
Columbia, SC 29205 

ROB CHRISTIAN, C, received his MBA 
from the College of William and Mary in 
May, 1981, and returned to work for the 
Imperial Colliery Company. He and Vic- 
toria Ash were married on August 14, 

his wife, ELIZABETH (BETH) 
ROBERTS, C'78, are now living in Mo- 
bile, Alabama, Bob lias taken a position 
with Roberts Brothers Insurance Com- 
pany and Beth is still a flight attendant 
for Delta Airlines. 

TIMOTHY S. HOLDER, C, has been 

named associate finance director for the 

John Glenn presidential campaign with 

onsibilities for fundraising in thirteen 

hern states. Tim most recently coor- 

ted Jim Cooper's successful campaign 

the fourth congressional district in 

Tennessee. His home address is 110 Dud- 

dington Place, S.E., Washington, D.C., 


RUTH DALY "DALE" IVY. C, and her 
entire family (except sister MIMI, C'74, 
and her family) travelled for two weeks 
last summer through Germany, Austria, 
and Switzerland. She and her brother also 
visited London and Oxford, 

JANICE A. JAFFE, C, has returned to 
the Mountain. Presently she is teaching 
Spanish and will be in Sewanee for the 
next year. Brothers Jim, C'71 and John, 
C'70 were back for n Friends of duPont 
Library meeting in April. 

MIKE KAPLON, C, is halfway through 
liis internal medicine residency. He's still 
in Milwaukee living at 3010 West Wells 
Street in case any one needs his profes- 
sional help. 

NEDY, C, is living in Aiken, South Caro- 
lina, where she is a payroll supervisor for 
E.I, DuPont de Nemours Savannah River 

michael l. McAllister, c, ii 

the corporate finance department at First 
Boston Corporation; he is assigned to the 
Utility Finance Group. 

and BEVERLY LYNN BELT, C'78, were 
married in September of 1982. Both Ken 
and Lynn are practicing law in Decatur, 
Alabama, and in their spare time, restor- 
ing their 1887 French Second Empire 

JAMES L. STREET, C, is assistant vice- 
president in the real estate department of 
Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc. 

t the 


Thomas H. Williams 
500 1/2 East Davis Blvd. 
Tampa, FL 33606 

program director for the Y.M.C.A. in En- 
cinitas, California. He is working on his 
B.A. in elementary education at San 
Diego State and running for the San 
Diego Track Club. 

pleted medical school at the University of 

Born to JAMES M. HAGOOD, C, and 
his wife, Jane, a girl, Mary Neill, on Janu- 
ary 16, 1983. She is the first girl in the 
Hagood family in seventy-nine years. 

SHAWN HAMILTON, C, was married in 
September of 1982 to Robin Price Bible. 
The couple lives in Eureka Springs where 
Shawn is working as curator of the local 
historical museum. Robin is a county for- 

husband, Mark, moved from Chicago to 
Greenville, South Carolina, at the first 
of the year. Jennifer is the public rela- 
tions coordinator at St. Francis Com- 
munity Hospital. 

C, is working on his master's in urban and 
regional planning at Florida State Univer- 

ator Dick Lugar get reelected and then 
went back to work for IBM in Indian; 

just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Fall 
plans are for law school somewhere back 
in the southeast. 

cently visited her home in Orange Park, 
Florida, while on a nationwide trip visit- 
ing the regional offices of the Tacoma- 
based Weyerhaeuser Company. She is the 
company's forest inventory operations 
analyst. She received her M.S. degree i 
forest biometrics at VPI. 

PHILIP L. WILLIAMS, C, passed his 
CPA examination in November, 1982, 
will be certified in May. Philip and 
wife have a son, Mefford Montgom- 
ery, who was born in September, 1981. 

C, have bought a house in Tallahassee, 
Florida. Kathy graduated from Florida 
State University College of Law in April. 


Tara Seeley 

Vanderbilt School of Lav, 

Nashville, TN 37240 

Sewanee alumni join in a toast to Rob Christian, 
C'77: center, at the party celebrating his marriage 
to Victoria Ash last August at Mason's Island, 
Mystic, Connecticut. From left are Arch Roberts, 

C'78; Albert Roberts III, C'50; Alison Roberts, 
C'75; Chuck Nabit, C'77; Dan Rock, C'77; the 
bridegroom; Rick Minjord, C'77; Chris and Jerry 
Cobb, C'78, and Dave Close, C'77. 



My veterinary work is not all of my job here, 
however. I have two preaching points for which 
I am responsible. At both places the Christians 
are very young, and the church is in its infancy. 
This is a great responsibility for someone with- 
out any theological training. I prayed for wis- 
dom, discernment, and God's aid in working 
there. I had decided to take a tape-recorded ser- 
mon and to read a passage from the Bible, both 
in More. First, however, our shepherd asked to 
come along. Later another asked to come and 
then another until last Sunday I had six people 
to go with me. 

They have taken over the service, which pleases 
me no end. They teach the hymns and scatter 
themselves in the crowd so the people can hear 
them singing. They read a passage of scripture 
and explain it as well as any parts of the sermon 
that might be unclear. Then I read my chapter, 
and they answer questions. It is wonderful. 

It has been very satisfying for me to be part of 
the project, which is the first of its kind to be 

attempted by our churches. Other state associa- 
tions are now considering projects of the same 
nature in other countries, for example, Louisi- 
ana and Zimbabwe. We, however, are the first, 
and consequently had no guidelines or experi- 
ences of others to guide us. Therefore, we are 
constantly refining our work and approach but 
not our goals, which are to spread the Gospel 
of Christ and to better the lives of the people 
here by making them richer, fuller, and freer of 
pain. Most of the work here has been done by 
volunteers. Our dam was built by volunteer la- 
bor, both of Voltoics and Tennesseans, who 
were not paid. 

At the present time approximately 260 volun- 
teers have come from the state of Tennessee and 
from Michigan, with whom we are in partner- - 
ship, for terms ranging from one month to two 
years. Most of the work on the dam and other 
water projects and the literary work has been 
done by people giving one month of their time. 
The dam is almost finished, and we have people 
reading the Bible and writing who, a year and a 
half ago, could not even hold a pencil and had 
never seen a book. 

I have seen a thousand things you have not 
dreamed of. I have seen miracles. Last year we 
needed water to continue construction of the 
dam. We were going to have to drive ten miles 
to get it, thereby drastically slowing our progress 
to the point where it would be impossible to 
reach a point in construction that would prevent 
the rains from destroying all our efforts. Then in 
the middle of the dry season, it rained lots! 

I see people who are alive today because of 
help we have given. People are coming to Christ 
to such an extent that our problem is lack of 
teachers to instruct them. All this was not done 
by the great or the wise or the powerful or 
government but simply by people who were will- 
ing to let themselves be used by God in whatever 
way He saw fit. 

John Mullins received a Doctor of Veterinary 
Medicine degree in 1980 from the University of 
Tennessee. For a year he has been a volunteer 
missionary in Upper Volta and plans to continue 
his work there until next year. 

ing Sewanee, first at Vanderbilt for two 
years and currently at the University of 
Tennessee. She has received a master's de- 
gree in comparative and experimental 
medicine, a joint program of UT's Re- 
search Hospital and the College of Veter- 
inary Medicine. She is the principal au- 
thor of a paper accepted for publication 
in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, 
concluding a project she presented last 
year at the annual meeting of the Ameri- 
can Society of Biological Chemists in 
New Orleans. 

MANN, C, is working towards a master of 
architecture at the Technical University 
of Munich. She spends most of her free 
time with her husband, Bernhard, climb- 
ing or skiing in the Alps, 

MATHILDA FALLON, C, is working in 
Washington, D.C., as an investment bro- 
ker for A,G. Edwards and Sons, Inc. 

LT. WALTER D. GIVHAN, C, is now 
an instructor pilot in primary jet training 
at Columbus AFB in Columbus, Mississip- 

JAMES H. HILL, C, has been named 
executive editor of the St, Mary's Univer- 
sity Law Journal. 

now living in Frankfort, Kentucky, where 
she is the assistant attorney general for 
the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Not 
bad for someone who graduated from the 
University of Kentucky Law School just 
last year! 

wife, Lucinda, were married December 
22, 1980, and both were recently or- 
dained as priests in the Episcopal Church, 
serving in two separate parishes in New 
York. They were classmates at General 
Theological Seminary of RALPH HOWE, 

executive vice-president of C.V.I, and ex- 
ecutive vice-president of the Luna County 
Wine Development Corporation. 

MADGE NIMOCKS, C, is assistant to 
the Master of Quincy House at Harvard 
University. Quincy House is Harvard's 
largest undergraduate house. EMILY 
FUHRER, C'80, is her Housemate. 

R.L. PIXLEY, C, graduated from Bow- 
man Gray School of Medicine in May and 
will begin his OB-GYN residency in West 
Virginia in June. 

PAUL ROBINSON, C, received his M.D. 
degree in May from Vanderbilt University 
and will be spending the next three years 
at Vanderbilt in a pediatrics residency. He 
and his wife, Susan, are expecting their 
first child in August. 

Many Sewanee friends were on hand for 
the May 14 wedding of TOM SCARRITT, 
C, and LINDA MacDONALD, C, at St. 
Christopher's Church in Pensacola. Flori- 
da. The couple is planning a delayed 
honeymoon in August to the coast of Yu- 
goslavia. In April Tom graduated with 
honors from Florida State University Col- 
lege of Law. He was articles editor of the 
FSU Law Review and was appointed 
chief justice of the University Supreme 

Court, FSU's Honor Council. He also re- 
ceived a Rotary International Fellowship 
for a year of study in France, which he 
completed after his first year of law 
school. He accepted an associate position 
with Fowler White, Florida's third largest 
law firm, and is working in its Tampa of- 
fice. He hopes eventually to move into 
the practice of international law, a 
rapidly expanding area in the City of 

LEE TAYLOR, C, is having a wonderful 
time working and living in San Francisco. 
She is working for the law firm of Morri- 
son and Foerster as a supervisor of pur- 
chasing and facilities. In her free time she 
is trying to keep her writing going. 

JOE N. TETER, C, is working as a civil 
engineer for the U.S. Forest Service in 
southeast Alaska. Also, he is a successful 
writer for Harlequin Romances!! 

changed companies a year ago and is now 
working for Hansen & Tidemann, Inc. He 
is still in the steamship business. He and 
his wife, Jane, bought a house in Decern- 

MINNA DENNIS, C, will marry Michael 
Elliott on May 21, 1983. Eat your heart 
out Tom Macfie! 

JONATHAN HORN, C, is working on 
his MA in French at Middlebury College 
both in Vermont and in Paris. 

It was something of a Sewanee event 
when St. Mary's Church in Kinston, 
North Carolina, sponsored an organ re- 
cital by WESLEY PARROTT, C. Several 
Sewanee folks were there, and Wesley 
added an extra touch of humor by play- 
ing a variation on Suwanee River. Among 
those attending were Bill Brame, C49, 
organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's 
who coordinates the church's concert 
series, and the Rev. Stephen Miller, a Uni- 
versity trustee, who set up a special Se- 
wanee display. 

GREGORY A. SEWELL, C, is in charge 
of purchasing and inventory control for 
Siena Chemical Company, a distributor 
and manufacturer of industrial chemicals 
and explosives, based in Reno, Nevada. 
He was married to Melissa Sharp on Au- 
gust 14, 1982, and they are living in 

ALLISON E. SUNDBERG, C, graduated 
from Florida State University College of 
Law in April. In May, Allison will begin a 
judicial clerkship with Judge Hatchett, a 
federal judge for the 11th circuit court of 


Caroline M. Hopper 
222 Ninth Street NE 
Washington, DC 20002 

JAMES N. BUCKLES, C, is currently 
working for A.G. Edwards and Sons in 
the securities accounting department. 

LEE FREELAND, C, is working on a 
master's degree in journalism at the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi. 

LAUREL HARKNESS, C, is currently 
in medical school at Washington Univer- 

now attending Georgia Tech. He will 
graduate this year with a degree in 
mechanical engineering. 

SARAH J. HUMPHREYS, C, is working 
for the Tamko Asphalt Products, Inc., in 
Joplin, Missouri, as a research associate in 
their corporate laboratory. 

R. BRUCE MILLER, C, is attending the 
Ohio State University College of Dentis- 
try in Columbus, Ohio. 

ing at an insurance company during the 
day and waitressing at Macy's by night. 

J. RANDALL THOMAS, C, is in his 
second year of medical school at the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee at Memphis. 

MASON ALEXANDER, C. finished his 
first year of law school at the University 
of South Carolina and is spending his 
summer clerking for a law firm in Colum- 

TIM ANDREAE, C, is in engineering 
school at Columbia University in New 
York City. 

STUART BOWEN, C, is finishing up his 
first year of law school at Vanderbilt Uni- 

working as a civilian personnel adminis- 
tration intern for the U.S. Army at Red 
River Army Depot In Texarkana, Texas. 

For those of you who do not believe in 
miracles, this bit of news should change 
your mind! JOEL BROOKS, C, has a job! 
He is in a management trainee program 
with U-Haul in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

M. ELISE BULLOCK, C, is a legal assis- 
tant for the firm of Atwater and Fagan in 
Jacksonville, Florida. 

JOHN COONER, C, is in a management 
training program with the Bank of New 

JILL GALLONI, C, is working as a re- 
porter for the News Leader, an affiliate of 
the New York Times Company, in Fer- 
nandina Beach, Florida. 

ing in Charlotte selling toys, most of 
which he plays with himself! He has a 
very hard time parting with some! 

ANN HIGHTOWER, C, is on the staff 
of Senator Dole in Washington, D.C. 

STEPHEN KAUFFMAN, C, is working 
at a home for developmentally disabled 
adults. Presently he is enrolled in the mas- 
ter's program of social work at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota in Duluth, 

CATHERINE KEYSER, C, is a recep- 
tionist for American Enterprise Institute, 
a "think tank" in Washington, D.C. She 
also has time to conduct research and is 
studying Chinese. She plans to work and 


study this summer in Taiwan. 

GUY LYMAN, C, ts working on the 
staff of a New Orleans advertising agency. 

VIRGINIA H. OTTLEY, C, had one of 
her poems published in the summer Issue 
of The Piedmont Literary Reuiew. Virgin- 
ia is in New York working for Little, 
Brown Company, as a sales and editorial 

BRADLEY D. PALMER, C, is working 
as a defense lobbyist in Washington, D,C. 

LISA J. PETERSON, C, is working i 
St, Lawrence University, a small liberal 
arts school, in upstate New York nea 
Canadian border. She is a residence hall 
director responsible for three buildings 
and 350 students. Her duties include 
overseeing a staff of eleven people, the 
physical upkeep of the buildings, running 
workshops, speaking on the giving pro- 
gram, and counseling students. 

SUZANNE PHELPS, C, now lives in 
Florida, where she is working with an In- 
surance company that deals with banks. 

NANCY S. PILE, C, is attending Albany 
Medical College in Albany, New York. 

JEFFREY SWANSON, C, is working in 
a managerial position for Zayres. He \ 
transferred from Atlanta to Macon. 
Lucky boy! 

ANN WALKER, C, is in Nashville work- 
ing for the First National Bank. 


her husband, Walter, are parents of as 
Austin Harriss, born March 27, 1983. 
Austin weighed seven pounds and eight 

Marshall Chapman, C84, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, does a 
tittle picking for the bluegrass concert on commencement weekend. 
One reason he waited through commencement services was to do his 
part as the new president of the Order of Gownsmen. (Photo: Lyn 



A'17, C'21, retired president of Army- 
Navy Academy of Carlsbad, California; 
on February 8, 1983, of heart failure. 
President Atkinson attended the Chicago 
Musical College and Louisville Conserva- 
tory of Music. He went to teach at Army- 
Navy Academy in the mid-1920s when 
the academy was in Pacific Beach. The 
academy closed during the depression, 
but Col. Atkinson and two others re- 
opened it in Carlsbad in 1936. He was 
academy president from 1943 until 1972 
when he retired— for the first time. He re- 
turned when the school ran into diffi- 
culty two yearn later and remained its 
leader until 1980. While a student at Se- 
waneo, he was a leader of the University's 
orchestra and wns a member of Delta Tau 
Delta fraternity. 

DR. JAMES M. RAINES, A'19, C'23, of 
Port Arthur, Texas; on February 18, 
1983. A 193G graduate of Baylor Medical 
College, Dr. Raines had been in private 
practice. He was a member of Kappa Sig- 
ma fraternity. 

former president of Scripps College; on 
December 3, 1981. He received his M.A. 
from the University of North Carolina in 
1924 and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins 
in 1928. Dr. Hard received an honorary 
Doctor of Civil Law from the University 
of the South in 1941 and an Litt.D. from 
Occidental College in 1949. He had 
taught at the University of the South, at 
the University of North Carolina, Johns 
Hopkins University, Tulane University, 
the University of Alabama and Columbia 
University. He was Dean of Sophie New- 
comb College of Tulane University from 
1938 to 1944, when he became president 
of Scripps College. He served at Scripps 
until 1964 and then moved north to the 
newly-opened campus of the University 
of California where he taught English 
literature. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and a 
member of Omicron Delta Kappa and 
Kappa Delta Phi. While a student at Se- 
wanee, Dr. Hard was editor-in-chief of 
the Purple, on the staff of the Cap and 
Gown, director of the choir and glee 
club, and a member of Alpha Tau Omega 

retired bank president of Rocky Mount, 
North Carolina; on April 18, 1983. Mr. 
Shaw was one of the founders of Peoples 
Bank and Trust Company and was presi- 
dent from 1954 until 1967, when he be- 
came chairman of the board. He also was 
one of the founders and president of the 
Coast Plains Life Insurance Company. He 
was foundation director of North Caro- 
lina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount 
and chairman of the board of Edgecombe 
Economic Development, Inc. He received 
honorary doctorates from the University 
of the South and North Carolina Wesley- 
an College. He was a member of Phi 
Gamma Delta fraternity, was a gowns- 
man, and was active in music groups 
whiU- ;i student. 

C'26, of Houston, Texas; on March 2, 
1983. He received his LL.B. from Harvard 
Law School in 1929, and was in tha legal 
department of the Texas Company before 
joining C.B. Quarles Produce Company in 
1936. He had been an active volunteer 
with the Cancer Society Sheltering Arms 
and the English in Action program at the 
University of Houston. He retired in 1970 

and traveled for several years. He was Phi 
Beta Kappa and a member of the Sigma 
Nu fraternity. 

Monroe, Louisiana, a retired hospital ad- 
ministrator; on April 6, 1983. Mr. 
Rhymes had attended Louisiana State 
University and Poughkeepsie Business 
School in New York. 

St. Petersburg, Florida; on May 28, 1982. 
He attended the University of Florida and 
served as a second lieutenant with the 
Army during World War II. 

THEODORE MACK, C'35, of Oscoda, 
Michigan; on January 18, 1983, of a heart 
attack. He received his LL.B. from the 
University of Arkansas Law School. While 
serving as a captain in World War II, he 
received the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf 
Cluster for courage and devotion to duty. 
He was for many years an underwriter 
and special agent for surety companies. 
At the time of his death he held a posi- 
tion at Jordan Realty and theGreenbush 
Golf Club. He was a member of Phi Delta 
Tau fraternity and a life-long Episcopal- 

tired librarian, in Hilo, Hawaii; on Febru- 
ary 16, 1983. He attended Princeton Uni- 
versity from 1934-38. During World War 
II he was in the civilian censorship divi- 
sion in Japan and later in the historical 
section with the Army. He was a librarian 
in the Newark Business Library and later 
a children's psychiatric librarian with the 
stale of Illinois. 

C'40, of Los Angeles, California, retired 
purchasing agent; on October 20, 1982. 
He served in World War II as a first lieu- 
tenant. A graduate of Baylor School in 
Chattanooga, he was a life-long Episco- 
palian and a member of Sigma Alpha Ep- 
silon fraternity. 

DALE, T'40, of Decatur, Georgia; on 
March 22, 1983, after suffering for many 
years from severe rheumatoid arthritis, 
which forced him to retire from the par- 
ish ministry in 1963. Despite the crip- 
pling condition, he remained active in the 
diocese. He was editor of the Diocese of 
Atlanta newspaper from 1963 to 1977, 
and was founder and managing director 
of the diocesan credit union. In January, 
1983, he was awarded "The Bishop's 
Award for Heroic Christian Ministry in 
the Order of the Clergy." He was a gradu- 
ate of Louisiana State University and had 
served churches in Louisiana before be- 
coming rector of Holy Trinity in Decatur, 

churches in Memphis and Greeneville, 
Tennessee, and Bath, New York, before 
retiring to Florida. He had been assistant 
headmaster at St. Andrew's School, near 
Sewanee, from 1951 until 1955, and as 
headmaster from 1955 until 1957. He 
was a member of the Order of the Holy 
Cross and of the Guild of the Holy Ghost 
the Comforter. 

of Sacramento, California; killed in an 
automobile accident in Blythe, California, 
on April 27, 1983. Dr. Pierce received his 
medical degree from Emory University 
and completed a pediatric residency at 
Grady and Engleston Hospitals, Atlanta. 
He served in the Navy for two years as 
chief of pediatrics at the station hospital 
in Cherry Point, North Carolina. At the 
time of his death, Dr. Pierce was a medi- 
cal consultant for the State of California 
department of health serving in the licens- 
ing and certification division. 

T'64, rector emeritus of Emmanuel Epis- 
copal Church in Houston, Texas; on 
March 23, 1983 in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
He did his undergraduate work at Stetson 
University, DeLand, Florida, additional 
seminary work at the Episcopal Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky, and 
graduate work at the College of Preachers 
at Washington's National Cathedral. Fol- 
lowing his ordination he served churches 
in Kentucky and Ohio, and he founded 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Houston. 
He was on the board of the Music Guild 
of Houston and served as chairman of 
Memorial Area Episcopal Counseling Cen- 

SUSAN CALK SINGER, C'81, Atlanta, 
Georgia, and her husband, Jeff; killed in 
an automobile accident in Atlanta on 
February 22, 1983. While a student she 
was active in band, diving, swimming, and 
the Athletic Club. 

Copies of this limited-edition print, in full color and featuring six 
scenes on the University campus, are on sale at the University Supply 
Store. The print measures sixteen by twenty-one inches and was re- 
produced from a watercolor painting by Mark Wiedmer of Lexing- 
ton, Kentucky. R. Britt Brantley, A*77, C'81, and C, A. Williams, 
A'77, own Mountain Arts, Ltd., in Charlotte, North Carolina, which 
has made the print available as a commemorative especially for 
alumni and friends. Seven hundred copies were printed. The first 
125 are commemorative prints with a pencil reproduction of the 
emblem designed as a remembrance of the University's 125th 
anniversary. The cost of the commemorative print is $43.50; the 
other is $28.50, handling and shipping included. 

tired peanut broker of Suffolk, Virginia; 
on February 1, 1983, He was a member 
of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 

T'46, retired Episcopal priest; in Fort 
Walton Beach, Florida, on February 4, 
1983. A 1929 graduate of Mansfield State 
Teachers College, Pennsylvania, he re- 
ceived his M.A. in 1940 from the Univer- 
sity of Alabama. Father Steele was or- 
dained in 1946 and served for twenty-two 
years in the priesthood. He served 

Albert Roberts III, C50, right, presides as the Board of Regents holds 
i session with University trustees during a special orientation program 
held for trustees this year for the first time. 


Full Spring of Events 

Professor Philip J. Lorenz, Jr., presents Professor Francis X, Hart, 
head of the physics department, with a biogas manometer from the 
China Pavilion at the Knoxville World's Fair. The manometer, used 
in an exhibit of an alternative energy source, was donated to the 
University by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic 
of China. 

Vice-Chancellor Ayres reads a tribute to Jeannie Gooch, during c 
well reception for Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gooch at Fulford Hall. 


A crowd gathers against the chilly wind and threat of rain to help re- 
dedicate the Memorial Cross at University View. (Photo: Latham Davis) 

Roberts, Lancaster of Sewanee, 
chairman of the Friends of the Se- 
wanee Summer Music Center, and 
Mrs. Lancaster, a former chair- 
man, entertain John Dudley Fort, 
the son of Dr. and Mrs. Dudley 
Fort, Jr., in whose name a gift 
was made to the Music Centers 
scholarship fund. 


Honoring the Parishes 

The parishes and missions of the 
Episcopal Church provide a vital 
foundation of support for the Uni- 
versity of the South. In partial 
recognition of their support the 
University designates as Honor Roll 
Parishes those churches that have 
made Rifts to Sewanee of a dollar or 
more per communicant. '■"■'■ 

For the 1982 calendar year, 270 
churches have been named Honor " 
Roll Parishes. Each has received a 
certificate of recognition. \ 

The 1982 total is an increase of 
ten over the previous year and 
shows a growth of twenty-eight 
over the past two years. 

This parish-giving program is 
called Sewanee-in-the-Budget. It is 
the program of general support for 
the entire University, and it encour- 
ages parishes and dioceses to make 
annual budget grants. Church 
leaders in some of the twenty-seven 
owning dioceses in the South and 
Southwest are urging their dioceses 
and parishes to increase their giving 
beyond the dollar level, indicating a 
growing feeling of pride and identi- 
fication that many people have for 

There is a second method of giving 
to Sewanee through the Church. 
The Theological Education Sunday 
Offering is a nationwide annual 
offering from individual Episco- 
palians to the Episcopal seminaries. 
The offering is being superceded 
next January by a plan adopted at 
the 1982 General Convention 
whereby parishes and missions are 
requested to provide at least one 
percent of their net disposable in- 
come to the seminaries of their 

This one-percent plan is super- 
ceding the Theological Education 
Sunday Offering, but it is not su- 
perceding Sewanee-in-the-Budget. 
Both programs are needed to help 
the University reach its potential of 
service to the Church. 
Following is the 1982 list of 

Honor Roll Parishes: 


Athens— St. Timothy's 

Auburn— Holy Trinity. St. Dunstan's 

Bessemer— Trinity 



St, Andrew's, St. Luke's. St. Mary's-o 

Demopolis— Trinity 
Florence— Trinity 

Huntsville-St. Stephen's. St. Thomas's 
Minter-St. Paul's 
Montgomery— Ascension 
Opelika— Emmanuel 
Pell City-St- Simon Peter 
Scottsboro-St. Luke's 
Tuscaloosa— Christ, St. Matthias's 


Forrest City— Good Shepherd 
Fort Smith— St. John's 
Jonesboro— St. Mark's 
Little Rock-Christ. Trinity 
Marianna-St. Andrew's 
Newport-St. Paul's 


Athens— Emmanuel 
Atlanta-Cathedral of St. Philip, Cove- 
nant, Holy .Innocents, St. Luke's 
Fort Valley-St. Andrew'* 
G ai nesville-TGrace 
Perry— St. Christopher's 
Rome— St. Filer's 
Smyma^St, -hide's 
Warner Robins— All Saints' 
Winder— St. Anthony's 


Bartow— Holy Trinity 
Bushnell— St. Francis 
Lake Wales— Good Shepherd 
Merritt Island-St. Luke's 
Mulberry— St. Luke the Evangelist 
Orlando— St. Mary of the Angels, 

St. Michael's 
San ford— Holy Cross 


A pal achicola— Trinity 

Bon Secour— St. Paul's-Magnolia Springs, 

St. Peter's 
Cantonment— St. Monica's 
Coden— St. Mary's-by-the-Sea 
Daphne— St. Paul's 
Fairhope — St. James's 
Mobile— All Saints' 
Pensacola— St. Christopher's 
Port St. Joe— St. James's 


Corsicana— St. John's 
Dallas— Christ, Good Shepherd 
Kaufman— Our Merciful Saviour 
Terrell— Good Shepherd 


Edenton— St. Paul's 
Fayetteville— St. John's 
Wiltiamston— Advent 
Woodville — Grace 


Federal Point— St. Paul's 

Jacksonville— Good Shepherd, St. Mark's 

Live Oak— St. Luke's 

Melrose— Trinity 

Micanopy— Mediator 

Ponte Vedra Beach— Christ 

Quincy— St. Paul's 

Tallahassee— St. John's 

Welaka— Emmanuel 


Ft. Worth-All Saints' 
Weatherford-All Saints' 


Albany— St. Paul's 
Augusta— St. Paul's 
Douglas— St. Andrew's 
Jekyll Island— St. Richard's 
Savannah— Christ, St. George's, 

St. Michael's, St. Thomas's 
St. Simon's Island— Christ, Frederica 
Tifton-St. Anne's 
Waynesboro— St. Michael's 


Bowling Green— Christ 
Gilbertsville— St. Peter-of-the-Lakes 
Harrods Creek— St. Francis-in-the-Fields 
Hop kinsville— Grace 
Louisville— St. Mark's 
Madisonville— St. Mary's 
Mayfield— St. Martin -in -the-Fields 
Murray— St. John's 
Pad ucah— Grace 


Danville— Trinity 
Harrodsburg-St. Philip's 
Middlesboro— St. Mary's 
Paris— St. Peter's 


Baton Rouge— St. James's 
Covington— Christ 
'tFranklin-St. Mary's 
Laplace— St. Timothy's 
New Orleans— Annunciation 
Rosedale— Nativity 
Thibodaux— St. John's 


"Brandon— St. Peter's-by-the-LaJce 

Brookhaven— Redeemer 

Columbus— St. Fault 

EnterprifiJ-St. Mary's 

Greenville— St. James's 
-Greenwood— Nativity 
."■ Grenada-*AH Saints' 

IndianoU— St. Stephen's 

Inverness— All Saints' 

Jackson— -AH Saints', St. James's 

Kosciusko— St. Matthew's 

Leland— St. John's 

Madison— Chapel of the Cross 

Meridian— Mediator, St. Paul's 

Oxford-St. Peter's 

Rolling Fork— Chapel of the Cross 

Stark ville— Resurrection 

Sumner — Advent 

Terry— Good Shepherd 

Tupelo-All Saints' 

Vicksburg— St. Alban's 

Yazoo City— Trinity 

MISSOURI - none 

Davidson— St. Alban's 
Greensboro— Holy Trinity 
Winston-Salem— St. Paul's 


Amarillo— St. Peter's 
Quanah— Trinity 
Snyder— St. John's 


Beaufort— St. Helena's 
Bennettsville— St. Paul's 
Florence — St. John's 
John's Island— St. John's 
North Myrtle Beach— St. Stephen's 
Pinopol is— Trinity 


Fort Lauderdale— All Saints' 
Lake Worth— St. Andrew's 
Marathon— St. Columba's 
Miami— St. Matthew the Apostle, 

St. Faith's 
Palm Beach Gardens— St. Mark's 
Palm Beach— Bethesda-by-the-Sea 
West Palm Beach— Holy Trinity 


Bradenton— Christ 
Cape Coral— Epiphany 
Dunedin— Good Shepherd 
Englewood— St. David's 
Indian Rocks Beach— Calvary 
Largo— St. Dunstan's 
Sarasota— Redeemer. St. Boniface's 
St, Petersburg— St. Peter's Cathedral 


Athens— St. Paul's 
Antioch— St. Mark's Mission 
Battle Creek— St. John the Baptist 
Brentwood— Advent 
Chattanooga— St. Martin's, St. Paul's, 

St. Thaddaeous's 
Clarksville— Grace, Trinity 
Cleveland— St. Luke's 
Cookeville— St. Michael's 
Cowan— St. Agnes's 
Crossville— St. Raphael's 
Elizabethton— St.Thomas's 
Fayetteville— St. Mary Magdalene 
Ft. Oglethorpe— Nativity 
Gallatin— Our Saviour 
Gatlinburg— Trinity 
Greeneville— St. James's 
Hixson— St. Alban's 
Johnson City— St. John's 

Kingsport— St. Timothy's 
Knoxville— Ascension, St. James's, 

St. John's 
Lebanon— Epiphany 
Lookout Mountain — Good Shepherd 
Loudon— Resurrection 
Manchester— St Bede's • 
Maryville — St. Andrew's 
•McMinnville— St. Matthew's 
Monteagle— Holy Comforter 
Murf reesboro— St. Paul's 
Nishvi lie-Christ, St. Andrew's, St. Ann's, 

St. George's, St. Matthias**., St. Philip's 
Newport— Annunciatiop 
N<*ris— St. Francis's 
Oak Ridge-St. Stephen's 
Rujfby— Christ 
Se,wanee— Otey Memorial 
Signal Mountain— St. Timothy's 
S«iith Pittsburg— Christ 
Spring Hill— Grace 
Tracy City— Chriat 
Winchester— Trin ity 


Abilene— Heavenly Rest 

Beaumont— St. Mark's 

Houston— Palmer Memorial, St. Alban's, 

St. John the Divine 
Katy— St. Paul's 
Lake Jackson— St. Timothy's 
Stafford— Advent 


Camden— Grace 

Columbia— St. John's, Trinity 

Ridgeway— St. Stephen's 


Alexandria— St. James's 

Bastrop— Christ 

Jennings— St. Luke's Mission 

Lafayette — Ascension 

Lake Charles— St. Michael's & All Angels 

Mansfield— Christ Memorial 

Mer Rouge— St. Andrew's 

Minden— St. John's 

Oak Ridge— Redeemer 

Opelousas— Epiphany 

Rayville— St. David's 

Ruston— Redeemer 

Shreveport— St. Mark's 

St. Joseph— Christ 

Winnsboro— St. Columba's 


Flat Rock-St. John-in-the-Wilderness 
Hickory— Ascension 
Morganton — Grace 
Saluda— Transfiguration 


Bolivar— St. James's 

Brighton— Ravenscroft 

Collierville-St. Andrew's 

Covington— St. Matthew's 

Germantown— St. George's 

Jackson— St. Luke's 

Mason— Trinity, St. Paul's 

Memphis— Calvary, Holy Communion, 
Grace-St. Luke's, Holy Apostles, St. Eli- 
zabeth's, St. John's, St. Mary's Cathe- 
dral, St. Paul's 

Paris — Grace 

Somerville— St. Thomas's 


Eagle Pass— Redeemer 

Gonzalez— Messiah 

Kingsville— Epiphany 

San Antonio — Christ, Resurrection 


Wilmington— St. James's 

Campaign for Sewanee 

A Gift of Success Turned 
into a Gift for Sewanee 


In less than twenty years since the 
class of 1963 stood in its Sunday- 
morning commencement proces- 
sion, Gerald L. DeBlois, C'63, of 
New Orleans reached the pinnacle 
of his profession. DeBlois and his 
partners were riding the crest of 
prosperity while much of the rest 
of the business world was struggling 
through economic stagnation. 

DeBlois's company, named Quali- 
care, was a meteor. It emerged from 
a national demand for quality hos- 
pital management, gathered to- 
gether a group of general and 
psychiatric hospitals from coast to 
coast, and flourished. 

Earlier this year, Gerry, his 
brother, John, and their partner, 
Russ Chandler, sold their twelve- 
year-old company to Universal 
Health Services Inc. 

Now, for the first time since the 
late 1960s, Gerry has been able to 
take a break from the grueling pace 
of management and finance. He can 
take a deep breath and look at life 
anew. "To sniff the flowers" as he 
put it. 

"My basic decision is not to make 
a decision," DeBlois said. "I'm not 
being cute; I just want to give my- 
self at least a year to consider some 

He made at least one other deci- 
sion, to make a gift to Sewanee. 
The amount of the gift is more than 
$1 .5 million, a figure as startling as 
the rise of Qualicare. It is the single 
largest gift ever made to the Univer- 
sity of the South by a living alum- 
Startling though the amount is, 
the gift is characteristic of the gen- 
erosity of Gerald DeBlois. The logic 
behind it is characteristic of 
DeBlois's balanced view of his 
world. His classmates and fraternity 
brothers remember his even temper. 
They remember his generosity. 

Asked about his reasons for giving 
so generously to Sewanee, DeBlois 
did not rely upon nostalgia: "It is 
extremely important that people 
support institutions like Sewanee 
that are valuable to our society." 

As a student as well as a business- 
man, DeBlois has been character- 
ized as disciplined, and at times a 
private person, but often with a 
flash of humor. He was a calming 
influence on some of his brothers at 
the ATO house. Friends speculated 
that he had much the same influ- 
ence in helping to build Qualicare. 

His brother, John DeBlois, an 
SMU engineering graduate and a 
stock broker, was the deal-maker; 
Gerry, conservative, legally trained, 

and diplomatic, brought a balance 
to the partnership. He sorted out 
good and bad ideas. Chandler, a 
Georgia Tech and Wharton gradu- 
ate, contributed the management 
and financial leadership. 

"They blended talents in a unique 
way," said one observer. 'This is 
a classic example of people working 
as a team to build a successful 

A native of Metairie, Louisiana, 
DeBlois spent all four of his under- 
graduate years at Sewanee. He took 
part in several of the campus organ- 
izations. He was vice-president of 
Alpha Tau Omega; he was a mem- 
ber of the Highlanders. He was 
admitted to Blue Key as well as to 
Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Sigma Alpha, 
and the Order of Gownsmen. He 
was president of the senior class. 

From the Mountain he went home 
to New Orleans and three years at 
Tu lane Law School on a scholarship 
that Sewanee helped to get for him. 
He received his LL.B. in 1966. 

The following year he studied 
African history at the University of 
London. It's not what you would 
expect of a young law graduate ex- 
cept that Gerry had a persistent in- 
terest in history and that his law 
practice after his return to New Or- 
leans was peppered with involve- 
ment in civil liberties activities. 

John DeBlois, seeing opportunities 
from his vantage point as a broker, 
persuaded Gerry to join him in 
raising capital and handling mergers 
and acquisitions, including some for 
emerging hospital management 
companies. In the early 1970s, they 
began buying hospitals on their 
own account and formed a partner- 
ship with Chandler. 

For many months Qualicare 
struggled. The three partners went 
a year without paying themselves 

"Bad times are times that try 
men's souls," said Gerry, recalling 
Qualicare *s lean toward bank- 
ruptcy. As the business turned up- 
ward, growth was held to a con- 
servative pace to maintain the pri- 
vate ownership. Still Qualicare 
needed capital. 

In 1981 the partnership sold 
equity in a private placement, and 
additional equity was raised in 
1982. Debora Guthrie, C*77, with 
J.C. Bradford and Company in 
Nashville, helped raise some $13 
million in equity capital. It was 
during this period that the partners 
decided to go public, and when 
offers were made to buy the firm, 
they decided to sell. 

Gerry DeBlois, left, participates in the groundbreaking for a new 
psychiatric hospital. The Bridgeway, in Little Rock, Arkansas. With him 
are Robert L. Brown, 0*63, center, a University trustee, and Robert D. 
Smith. DeBlois and Brown invited Smith, a graduate of Washington and 
Lee, to attend the October reunion of the Sewanee class of 1963 and to 
watch Sewanee beat W&L in football. 

Gerry said he realizes that the 
fast pace of those growth years left 
him little time to participate in 
community activities, little time 
even to do the boating and fishing 
he had hoped to do on the Gulf. He 
will now do some reading, travel, 
and build a summer house on Mar- 
tha's Vineyard, where he has 
bought some property. He also said 
he will help Sewanee raise money: 
he has become a member of the 
National Pattern Gifts Committee 
in the Century II Campaign. 

Gerry said Sewanee was one of 
the important influences on his life. 

The honor system, the availability 
of professors, and the ability to 
know so many people on a personal 
basis are important characteristics 
of the University. 

Of the faculty members, he 
remembers most affectionately 
Dean Webb, Dean Puckette, and 
Professor Gilchrist, who was instru- 
mental in finding for him the schol- 
arship to Tulane. Interestingly, he 
also recalls the pressure from fellow 
students to excel in academics and 
to move on to graduate school. 

Gerald DeBlois left his mark too. 
A classmate remarked: "Good guys 
can finish first." 

Lifting Our Horizons 

by Allan C. King, C"5 1 
General Chairman 

As a private, non-profit, church-related institution, Sewanee must rely 
upon the generosity of individuals, business organizations, corporations, 
and foundations for gift income in order to continue to maintain the 
present level of its services. Our problem is how to present our case most 
effectively to these prospects. 

Many of us have been called upon over the years to assist in fundrais- 
ing for civic and charitable causes. We all know the frustrations of deal- 
ing with contact cards, making calls, and getting those commitments. 

To be effective in our $50 million campaign, we must be prepared 
with our presentations and truly believe in our cause. We must be 
proud— and not apologetic— about what we are doing. Those of us who 
are working to help Sewanee survive as an excellent academic institu- 
tion have special reasons to be proud. We are trying to provide young 
people with the opportunity to develop into mature, responsible citi- 

The example provided by Bob Ayres, who is devoting his life to saving 
our school, is a terrific motivation to me and, I hope, to all of you. If 
all of us can convey to our prospects our dedication to Sewanee and its 
tradition of excellence, we'll get our commitments and reach our goal. 

Remember, we must be sure we know all the facts... make our own 
commitments... suggest to our prospects a definite gift amount... follow 
up at a specified time... fulfill our promise to Sewanee. 

30 __ 

Bright Signs 
in Century II 

The total is growing. ' n March the 
Century II Campaign passed the 
halfway mark. Now it is crowding 
$30 million. 

The University received a lift this 
spring from two gifts of at least $1 
million each. One was for more 
than $1.5 million from Gerald L. 
DeBlois, C'63, of New Orleans. The 
other was a $1 million commitment 
from D. Philip Hamilton, A'12, 
C'16. Mr. DeBlois's gift is the 
largest single gift ever made to Se- 
wanee by a living alumnus. 

So far there have been ten cam- 
paign gifts or bequests of at least 
$1 million. Thirty-four persons 
have made gifts or pledges of 
$100,000 or more. 

Obviously some very good things 
have been happening. But campaign 
leaders want to accelerate the pace 
of the campaign and gather more 
volunteers to help reach the major 
gift prospects and then the larger 
numbers in the University family. 

Here's why; the campaign is still 
in the major-gift phase, with much 
work to be done. Century II plans 
say that at least thirty-five more 
Pattern Gifts (in excess of 
$100,000) will be needed. Three 
hundred Leadership Gifts ($25,000 
to $100,000) are anticipated, but 
so far less than sixty have been 
received. Therefore, even at the 
higher level, the campaign is less 
than halfway to the goal, consider- 
ing the number of calls made. 

With a successful conclusion of 
the major-gifts phase of Century II 
in the next few months, volunteers 
can begin seeking gifts below the 
$25,000 level in 1984. A thousand 
volunteers will then be needed. 


Almost every day new volunteers 
are being added to the Century II 
Campaign roster. These volunteers, 
spread across the nation, but con- 
centrated in the South and South- 
west, will determine the success of 
the $50-million campaign. 

In the current phase of Century II, 
nine area drives will have been 
launched by June 27, when a din- 
ner is being held in Jacksonville, 
Florida. In addition to the national 
kickoff last October 12 in Nash- 
ville, area campaigns have been 
launched in Sewanee, Chattanooga, 
Shreveport, Birmingham, Memphis, 
Houston, and Atlanta. About 175 
volunteer workers have been organ- 
ized around these metropolitan 

Allan C. King, C'51, of Houston is 
the general chairman, responsible 
not only for motivating and direct- 
ing area chairmen but for visiting 
major gift prospects himself. Assist- 
ing with this overall effort is the 
general co-chairman, the Rt. Rev. 
John M. Allin, C'43, T*45, H'62. 

The National Pattern Gifts Com- 
mittee is headed by John W. 
Woods, C'54, of Birmingham, and 
his co-chairman is James W. Per- 
kins, Jr., C53, of Nashville. The 
Pattern Gifts Committee is respon- 
sible for identifying potential 
donors at the $100,000 level and 
above and making solicitations. 

Approximately fifty volunteers 
are working on this committee. 
Among the area chairmen of the 
Pattern Gifts Committee are Robert 
G. Snowden, C'40, of Memphis; 
Scott L. Probasco, Jr., P'78, of 
Chattanooga; Robert S. Lancaster, 
C'34, of Sewanee; R. Thad Andress 
II, C'54, of Minden, Louisiana; and 
James Perkins of Nashville. 

The Leadership Gifts Committee, 
responsible for the identification 
and solicitation of gifts from 
$25,000 to $100,000, is headed by 
Louis W. Rice, Jr., C*50, of Atlanta. 
Understandably, more volunteers 
are working on this committee, but 
more volunteers are needed at all 
levels, particularly in certain metro- 
politan areas. 

Among the area Leadership Com- 
mittee chairmen are Rufus Walling- 
ford, C62, of Houston; D. Monroe 
Ford, C'69, of Nashville; James H. 
Bratton, Jr., C'52, of Atlanta; 
Richard E. Simmons, Jr., C'50, of 
Birmingham; John D. Canale III, 
C'67, of Memphis; and R. Thad 
Andress in Shreveport. 

Volunteerism is very much a Se- 
wanee tradition, evidenced by the 
efforts of students and faculty 
members who drive fire trucks or 
assist community projects and by 
the alumni officers or trustees who 
travel without reimbursement to 
speak for Sewanee. The campaign 
volunteer has a special challenge- 
to lift up the University's drive for 
excellence and help to make it a 
continuing reality by translating 
respect and love into financial sup- 


nflation Affects Gifts 

If you gave 

$5 to the University in 

A Gift 


1971, you' 

i have to give $11.67 in 

in 1976 

Value in 1982 

1982 for th 

e gift to have the same 






A Gift 




in 1971 

Value in 1982 













A Gift 
in 1980 

Equivalent Value 
in 1982 





based on 

ncreases in Consumer 



Price Index (annual urban aver- 

ages), Bureau of Labor Statistics, 

prepared by University of Minne- 
sota Foundation 



Century II 6 Fund 

Objective I: 


Endowed Faculty Chairs 


Faculty Development/Curriculum Enrichment 

Summer Music Center 

The Sewanee Review 

Library AcqulstUons 

Student Services 

Outing Program 

DuBose Lectureship 

Objective II: 



Annual Giving for Current Operations 

Campus Ministries 

Expendable Scholarships and Financial Aid 

Student Loan Fund (Revolving) 

Career Counseling Program 

Living Adjustment for Faculty and Staff 

Objective III: 



Elliott Hall 

Hodgson Hall 

Juhan Gymnasium 

Gailor Dining Hall 

St. Luke's Hall 

Relocation of St. Luke's Library 

Married Students' Housing 

Quinlard Dormitory 


Objective IV: 


Annual Fund IS250.000 per year for 4 years) 


S12. 100.000 

8 1,950.000 













S2 1.795,000 

S 3.955,000 


S 9,000,000 

S 1.000.000 










S 16. 150,000 

S 3.30O.OOO 


S 300.000 








S 1.000.000 


9 2.000.000 


\ngels and Academics 

•ollowing is an article from the 
jjrf/ 4 issue of Time magazine 
thich is reprinted in its r entirety. 
'he reporter for Time was John 
'ang, whose brother is Dr. William 
J Yang, C'70, of Carlsbad, Cali- 

he University of the South, better 
n own as Sewanee, sits high atop a 
ennessee mountain, so close to 
eaven that undergraduates believe 
nstitution has its own guardian 
igel. Hence the school ritual: 
-hen a student drives out through 
ie sandstone gates, he taps the 
,of of his car to summon the 
igel. When he returns safely to 
ampus, he taps the roof again to 
lease his protector. Lately that ce- 
stial patron has been off campus 
i a new mission, fund raising. 
Tien Tennessee Williams died last 
ith, the University of the South 
iund itself the principal benefici- 

f his estate, reported to be $10 
lillion, despite the fact that the 
aywright had never attended the 

Last fall Heiress Clarita Crosby, 
ho had visited the campus once in 
78, left Sewanee $5 million. And 
the past two decades the school 
s received gifts ranging from 
1,000 to $113,000 from people 
ith no obvious connection. Wil- 
li fact, may have had the 
longest tie: his grandfather, the 
Walter E. Dakin, graduated 
the divinity school in 1895. 
he onginal Williams will, dated 
ptember 1980, created a Walter 
Dakin Memorial Fund for crea- 
e writers and left the Williams 
apers to Sewanee. A codicil, dated 
eceraber 1982, gives the papers to 
arvard and puts the fund under 
administration of the "chair- 
i of the creative- writing depart- 
ient of Harvard University." Har- 
ird, alas, does not have a creative- 
riting department (nor does Se- 
anee), and Dakin Williams plans 
challenge his brother's will. Se- 
anee is intent on keeping the ar- 
Jigement with Harvard as genteel 
possible. Says University Counsel 
dward Watson, a graduate of both 
swanee and Harvard Law School: 
;t will be resolved by these two 
stitutions in a practical, harmoni- 
cs way, not on a football field or 

courtroom or anywhere else 
« that." 

The University of the South, 
mnded in 1857 by three Episcopal 
shops, is a fitting place for eccen- 
k legacies. The campus was de- 
royed during the Civil War before 
student ever enrolled. Afterward, 
urches in England donated funds 
> rebuild the school, and Oxford 
™ Cambridge universities gave 
°oks for the library. The British 

influence is still strong. Gothic-style 
buildings are topped by battlements 
and covered with ivy. Faculty and 
honors students stroll along arched 
walkways in black academic gowns. 
The bell in Breslin Tower, modeled 
after Oxford's Magdalen, strikes 
each hour. The school's 10,000-acre 
"domain" is something of a feudal 
fief. In addition to the campus, 
quadrangle, bluffs and forests, Se- 
wanee owns the town (pop. 1,900). 
The university's vice chancellor and 
president serves as mayor and city 
manager, overseeing municipal serv- 
ices. The students run the volunteer 
fire department. 

"There's still a sense of family and 
real community," says Andrew Ly- 
tle, novelist and English professor 
emeritus. Almost all 1,000 students 
are from middle-or upper-class fam- 
ilies. About 80% of them are from 
the South; of those, 25% are from 
Tennessee. Nearly a third of the 
250-member class of 1982 had 
brothers, fathers, grandfathers, 
great-grandfathers and a few sisters 
who preceded them to Sewanee 
(women were not admitted until 
1969). Says Dean W. Brown Patter- 
son: "The remarkable thing is that 
the students are opposed to 
changes. They are the most conser- 
vative element we have here." When 
the faculty wanted to eliminate 
Saturday classes, the students over- 
whelmingly voted to keep the six- 
day week. (They were overruled.) 
Undergraduates must meet strict 
curriculum requirements, including 
a third-year foreign -language 
course, and must pass comprehen- 
sive examinations in their majors. A 
dress code of jackets and ties for 
men and skirts for women is 
accepted by all ladies and gentle- 
Such rigor exerts surprising ap- 
peal. The university annually re- 
ceives some 1,000 applications for 
its 280-member freshman class. 
Alumni have proved the excellence 
of Sewanee's education: the school 
has produced 20 Rhodes scholars, 
and the percentage of alumni listed 
in Who's Who is among the highest 
of American colleges. Readers, writ- 
ers, and publishers who have never 
heard of the University of the 
South know of the Sewanee Re- 
view, the oldest literary quarterly in 
the country. In the '30s and '40s it 
published the works of such writers 
as Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, 
William Faulkner and Eudora Wel- 
ty, bolstering the Southern literary 

Even with this reputation, the in- 
stitution has not been immune to 
financial crisis. By the late '70s, 
with a debt of $1.2 million, Se- 
wanee went to its alumni for help. 
Robert Ayres, a 1949 graduate and 

investment banker, raised $1 mil- 
lion for the college, became vice 
chancellor and president in 1977 
and retired all debt by instituting 
strict budget-control measures. Not 
a single teaching position was lost. 
Two years ago, the University of 
the South launched a $50 million 
capital fund drive, an ambitious 
goal for a school with only 13,000 
alumni. The appeal has already net- 
ted $30 million. Obviously, some- 
body up there likes Sewanee. 


Pippin Magic 

The principal Purple Masque pro- 
duction this spring was Pippin, a 
musical comedy which drew more 
than 1,300 people in three nights. 
The Purple Masque has done some 
starry stuff in recent years, but 
Pippin was a nova. Director Peter 
Smith, in his first year of teaching 
drama at Sewanee, kept the cast 
and staff of sixty-five in a fast step. 
The brightest spots: Brent Sudduth, 
C'86, of Atlanta who played Pip- 
pin, and the very much live Se- 
wanee Orchestra, conducted by 
Mike Davis, T'83. 

Haydn's Mass 

In mentioning music (see also Jill 
Crane's article elsewhere in this is- 
sue) we cannot neglect the April 18 
Evensong service and concert of 
Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass in All 
Saints' Chapel. Instrumentalists and 
soloists from Nashville participated, 
but Sewanee's own Susan Rupert, 
instructor in voice, and the Univer- 
sity Choir could not have been re- 

The newly resurfaced and refur- 
bished outdoor Bruton-Guerry ten- 


nis courts were opened this spring 
and will be dedicated on Homecom- 
ing weekend in October. 


Several books by alumni have been 
published recently. One of the most 
significant is Southern Honor: 
Ethics and Behavior in the Old 
South (Oxford, $29.50), for which 
Bertram Wyatt-Brown, A'47, C53, 
received an honorable mention in 
competition for the Pulitzer Prize. 

Among the Pulitzer nominations 
in poetry was The Times Between 
(Johns Hopkins) by Wyatt Prunty, 

Lewis J. Holloway, C'49, has writ- 
ten Medium Dark (Vantage, $10) 
about his fifteen months as a pris- 
oner-of-war in Nazi Germany. The 
book has been well received bv 

Carson Graves, C'70, has pub- 
lished his first book, The Zone 
System of 35mm Photography 
(Curtin & London and Van Nos- 
trand Reinhold). 

A former member of the College 
faculty, Robert Hooke, is the 
author of How to Tell the Liars 
from the Statisticians (Marcel Dek- 
ker, $15.95). 

In quite another category— mur- 
der mysteries— is The Most Likely 
Suspects (Charter Press) by Art 
Bourgeau III, C'67. The setting is 
Sewanee, and Bourgeau leaves little 
question of "who done it." 

Worthy of mentioning again are 
Andrew Lytle's The Velvet Horn 
(University of the South, $6.95): 
Sewanee (Frederic C. Beil, $10.50), 
a reprint of the Lanterns on the 
Levee chapter by William Alexan- 
der Percy, C'04; Sewanee in Ruins 
(University of the South, $10 for 
each remaining signed copy) by 
Richard Tillinghast, C'62, and 
Men Who Made Sewanee (Univer- 
sity of the South, $10) by Moultrie 
Guerry, C'21, and Elizabeth N. and 
Arthur Ben Chitty, C'35. 

Mrs. Mary C. Barton receives thanks from Vice-Chancellor Robert 
M. Ayres, Jr., for the portrait of Miss Clarita Crosby, benefactor 
of the University. 

^Sewfiqee ISgws 


In a growing music department, 
excellence is the keynote. 
Page 7 

Page 10 

After directing athletics for three 
decades, Walter Bryant will be 
tackling alumni gifts. 
Page 12 

Gerry DeBlois shares his success 
with Sewanee. 
Page 29 

$1 Million 
Challenge Gift 

Gerald L. DeBlois, C'63, has issued 
i challenge to his fellow alumni to 
act now as the crucial public phase 
of the Century II Campaign begins 
to embrace all of the Sewanee 

On the heels of his outright gift 
of $1.5 million (Sewanee News, 
June 1983), Mr. DeBlois has 
pledged an additional $1 million if 
alumni can match it. 

Dissatisfied with the low percent- 
age of alumni who give to Sewanee 
and realizing that such tepid sup- 
port discourages some foundations 
and philanthropists from making 
grants to the University, 
Mr. DeBlois wants to inspire alumni 
who have not been making gifts to 
change the record dramatically and 

Further, to help achieve the re- 
maining $20 million of the $50- 
million goal of the Century II 
Fund, Mr. DeBlois is challenging 
regular alumni donors to increase 
the size of their gifts. 

Year in and year out, the per- 
sntage of former Sewanee students 
making a gift is only slightly better 
than the national average for all 
types of institutions of higher leani- 
ng. Less than one alumnus in four 
gives to the University of the South 
i any one year. 

"There is no question in my 
lind that this percentage can be 
doubled in short order," said Mr. 
DeBlois, "and this is my personal 
goal. I pledge to match, on a three- 
for-one basis, the gifts of any alum- 
us who did not make a gift to Se- 
anee during the last fiscal year." 
This means, for example, Mr. 
DeBlois will give Sewanee an 
additional $300 for every $100 
from any alumnus who did not 
contribute during the fiscal year 
which ended June 30, 1983. The 
pool of eligible new donors is 

The seond part of the DeBlois 
challenge is designed to motivate 
regular alumni donors to increase 
the size of their gifts. For example, 

i alumnus who gave $5,000 last 
year can claim an additional 
$15,000 for Sewanee by giving 
$10,000 this year. 

"The typical alumnus does not 
think Sewanee is average," stated 
Mr. DeBlois, "and will not long 
allow its percentage of alumni sup- 
port to remain only average." Many 
prestigious institutions boast of 
annual alumni percentages of bet- 
ter than 50 percent. Mr. DeBlois 
s convinced that his challenge will 
be met when his fellow alumni 

^**\ OCTOBER 1983 

&ew£ijee i\gws 

Gift Total Lifts Sewanee 
to Brighter Future 

Vice-Chancellor Robert M. Ayres, Jr., and Gerald L. DeBlois discuss 
Mr. DeBlois's $1 million alumni challenge gift. 

understand the tremendous advan- 
tage to Sewanee of even the small- 
est gift in terms of increased gift in- 
come, especially from foundations. 

Only actual gifts, as differen- 
tiated from pledges, qualify for 
Mr, DeBlois's matching program. 
Only the gifts from alumni them- 
selves, not gifts they might earn 
from an employer, will be matched. 
Mr. DeBlois's matching money will 
not advance a donor to membership 
in a gift society higher than his own 
contribution earns. 

Vice-Chan cellor Robert M. 
Ayres, Jr., C'49, said, "I am both 
humbled and thrilled by Gerald's 
magnificent decision. We must tap 
new resources for the remaining 
$20 million of our Century II Fund 
goal. This will necessarily include 
foundations. Gerald is absolutely 
correct about the importance many 
foundations place upon alumni 

Walter Bryant, C*49, newly ap- 
pointed director of alumni giving, 
views Mr. DeBlois's challenge as a 
godsend. "I could not ask for a 
better tool to help me in my assign- 
ment. Gerry's challenge offer is 

A history major at Sewanee, Mr. 
DeBlois took his law degree from 
Tulane and, with his partners, 
formed Qualicare, a hospital man- 
agement company. Earlier this year 
the company was sold to Universal 
Health Services, Inc. Mr. DeBlois 
has accepted the national vice-chair- 
manship of Sewanee's Century II 
Fund. He will be working actively 
with Allan King, national chairman, 
and national co-chairman Bishop 
John M. AUin. 

God has provided those of us privi- 
leged to learn, to teach, and to ad- 
minister here at Sewanee a remark- 
able opportunity. The physical 
foundation of this institution was 
laid 126 years ago. Its spiritual 
foundation was laid as well in the 
vision of the founders that it was to 
be "established for the cultivation 
of true religion, learning, and virtue 
that God may be glorified and the 
happiness of man advanced." 

For many years the alumni and 
friends have been God's instruments 
in providing the resources necessary 
to sustain this University. There has 
never been a time since the Univer- 
sity 's founding when more 
resources were provided by more 
generous people to Sewanee than 
were provided last year, the first 
official year of our capital funds 
campaign. Gifts totaling 
$9,718,473 were received during 
the twelve months ending June 30, 
1983, from 4,562 donors. Our 
total gifts and pledges to the 
$50,000,000 Century II Campaign 
now exceed $30,000,000. This one- 
year total is expected to be one of 
the highest in the nation for private 
universities and colleges with enroll- 
ments of 2,500 students or less. We, 
indeed, have much for which to be 

Approximately $8,000,000 of 
this total went into endowment for 
the University, which is the princi- 
pal need being addressed by the 

current campaign. We are more able 
now, through the generosity of 
alumni and friends, to sustain this 
institution and provide one of the 
finest educations, both in the Col- 
lege and the Seminary, available in 
this nation. 

This generous record of gifts con- 
tinues to challenge all of us who 
teach in and govern this place to the 
greatest level of stewardship pos- 
sible. We continue to operate the 
University on a balanced budget. 

Providing the highest quality ed- 
ucation is imperative. The educa- 
tional needs of this world are great, 
but knowledge itself is not enough. 
We must continue to nurture the 
spiritual dimension of life and rec- 
ognize the importance of Christian 
and humanistic values, not only to 
individuals themselves but to the 
society in which they live. This 
then is the challenge before us as 
stewards of the resources provided 
by such a bountiful year. 

I give thanks to Almighty God 
and to each person who has made 
this possible— the donors and all 
who have worked for this Univer- 
sity and its mission. 


Robert M. Ayres, Jr 
Vice-Chancellor and 

Campaign for Sewanee 

Volunteering for Sewanee 
Part of Sewanee Heritage 

The Vice-Chancellor was moved 
and excited as he announced to 
a group of staff members that 
Gerald L. DeBlois, C'63, had 
volunteered to give almost a year 
of his life to Sewanee, Mr. DeBlois 
will devote himself to lifting the 
sights of fellow alumni at a crucial 
point in the Century II Campaign. 
He will work as a volunteer and 
expects to travel extensively for 
the University between October 
and next July 1. 

Mr. DeBlois also recently accepted 
an appointment as national vice- 
chairman of the Century II Fund. 
Allan C. King, C'51, general chair- 
man, expressed his pleasure that 
Mr. DeBlois was joining the top 
leadership and said that his or- 
ganizational skills and enthusiasm 
could be used "far and wide 
throughout Sewanee 's great con- 

Mr. DeBlois 's pledge recalls the 
year 1976, when Vice-Chancellor 
Ayres took a year's leave from his 
investment banking firm to work 
as a volunteer leader in the Million 
Dollar Program. 

There have been similar instances. 
Bishop Frank A. Juhan, Til, H'25, 
was a "dollar-a-year man" as full- 
time director of development from 
1956 to 1965. William N. 
McKeachie, C'66, gave a year of 
his life in 1978-79 to be director 
of church relations. Edward W. 
Watson, C'30, chief legal counsel 
for the University, and Col. 
Edmund Kirby-Smith, A '32, C'36, 
the University's safety officer, have 
contributed several years volun- 
tarily to the University. 

In their own ways, Mr. Avres said, 
others can give of themselves and 
their talents to strengthen this 
University. This is part of our 

Louis Rice Joins Staff 

Louis W. Rice III, C'73, has left his 
Atlanta law practice to become 
director of deferred giving in the 
University's development office. 

His appointment follows a 
lengthy search that began with the 
resignation of Herman West almost 
two years ago. 

In making the announcement, 
William U. Whipple, vice-president 
for development, said: "Over the 
years most college and university 
endowments have been increased 
most substantially by bequests or 
planned gifts. Therefore, this is a 
particularly important appointment 
for us. Mr. Rice will be of special 
value during the current $50-mil- 
lion capital funds campaign." 

After his graduation from Se- 
wanee, Mr. Rice received a J.D. 
degree from Mercer University's 
Walter F. George School of Law. 
He practiced in Gainesville, Geor- 
gia, before moving to Atlanta. 
Rice also served successively as 
secretary, vice-president, and 
president of the Sewanee Club of 

Although he considers himself 
an Atlanta native, Rice was born in 
Sewanee, the son of Ellen Kirby- 
Smith and Louis W. Rice, Jr., C'50. 
He is a great-grandson of Gen. 
Edmund Kirby-Smith, who was 
professor of mathematics at Se- 
wanee a hundred years ago. 

Scholarship Honors Clark 

A new scholarship fund has been 
established in memory of Gordon 
M. Clark, Sewanee 's athletic direc- 
tor from 1930 to 1952. 

The fund was established with a 
$50,000 commitment from Mrs. 
Martha Clark Dugan of Sewanee, 
who said she wanted to share her 
late husband's love of Sewanee 
amateur athletics. Students will 
be chosen for the scholarships in 
recognition of excellence in aca- 
demics and athletics. 

Mrs. Dugan 's commitment is 
one of the most recent major 
boosts to Sewanee's $50 million 
capital funds campaign, which has 
reached the $30-million level. 

Gordon Clark, a 1927 graduate 

of Sewanee, returned to his alma 
mater after coaching in his native 
Memphis for only three years. In 
the years that followed until his 
death in 1952, he was not only 
director of athletics, but he was 
also organizing secretary of the 
Associated Alumni from 1930 to 
1939 and 1942-43, and he began 
the pubUcation of the Sewanee 

His years as director of athletics 
were crucial to Sewanee. Together 
with Vice -Chancellor Alexander 
Guerry, he mapped the plan by 
which Sewanee withdrew from the 
Southeastern Conference, honored 
all of its athletic scholarship com- 
mitments and emerged after World 

Among the guests for the Century II dinner this summer in Atlanta 
were, from left, Louis W. Rice, Jr.;Mr. and Mrs. O. Morgan Hall, and 
Mr, and Mrs. James H, Bratton, Jr. (Photo: Louis Rice, Jr.) 

Area Dinners Highlight Drive 

Volunteers for Century II began 
their solicitations this summer in 
the Atlanta and Jacksonville areas, 
and the initial response indicates 
that there is a large undercurrent 
of support for Sewanee. 

During the summer, the Century 
II Fund officially rose above $30 

In Atlanta committee members, 
led by area chairman James H. 
Bratton, Jr., C'52, began approach- 
ing major gift prospects after a 
kickoff dinner June 1 at the 
Piedmont Driving Club. The Rt. 
Rev. John M. Allin, C'43, T'45, 
the presiding bishop and general 
co-chairman of the Century II 
Fund, was the featured speaker. 
The host was Edwin I. Hatch, 
C'33, last year's recipient of the 
Distinguished Alumnus Award, 
and Louis W. Rice, Jr., C'50, 
national chairman of the Leader- 
ship Gifts Committee and member 
of the Board of Kegents, also 
participated in the program. About 
140 persons attended. 

Mr. Bratton, a senior partner of 
the law firm of Gambrell and 
Russell, formed a solicitation com- 
mittee of eleven members and has 
called two report meetings, with 
well over $100,000 in pledges 

Prime F. Osborn III, member 
of the Board of Regents and area 
chairman for Jacksonville, has been 
working diligently with his com- 
mittee since the kickoff kinner 
June 27 at the Timuquana Country 
Club. About 125 persons were 
present for the dinner, and once 
again the Rt. Rev. John M. Allin 
was the featured speaker. 

Vice-Chancellor Robert M. Ayres, 
Jr., C'49. also spoke at both of the 

The volunteers in Jacksonville 
have reported pledges as high as 
$50,000 and the total is about 

Mr. Osborn, retired chairman 
and chief executive officer of CSX 
Corporation, has reminded staff 
workers that his committee's work 
is still incomplete. 

War II with a strictly amateur pro- 
gram, which is still in existence 

Although he was known 
throughout the South for his con- 
tributions to football, his greatest 
pride was in the intramural sports 
program he developed at Sewanee. 
Intramurals consistently draw 
more than 90 percent of the 
student body into active 

Mrs. Dugan remarked that he 
loved the finer things of life, in- 
cluding "good people and good 
food." He was a rose fancier, and 
the football stadium gave testi- 
mony to his early-morning care 
by showing a wall of blossoms. 

i> / 


Gordon M. Clark 

Alumni Among New Faculty 

NCAA Scholar 

Timothy K. "Tim" Garrett of 
Nashville, C'83, captain of the var- 
sity wrestling team for three years, 
is enjoying an NCAA Post Graduate, 
Scholarship this year in Vanderbilt 
University Law School. 

Garrett received the award at the 
end of last spring, becoming Se- 
wanee's fifth NCAA scholar-athlete 
in two years and bringing the Uni- 
versity's total to fifteen since the 
program was begun, 

Sewanee remains in first place in 
Division III and in the top ten 
among all colleges and universities 
in the production of NCAA 

At commencement last May, 
Garrett received the Charles 
Hammond Memorial Award for ex- 
cellence in scholarship, leadership, | 
and athletics, and the John Flynn 
Memorial Trophy for the outstand- ' 
ing intramural athlete. He gradu- 
ated summa cum laude with depart- 
mental honors in English. 

Tim was the NCAA Mideast 
Regional Champion in wrestling in 
1981 and was runner-up for that 
title in 1980 and 1982. He was 
College Athletic Conference cham- 
pion and Midsouth Wrestling Asso- 
ciation champion in 1981. A four- 
year letterman, he won 70 percent 
of his matches. 

"He has led by example," said 
his wrestling coach, Yogi Anderson. 
"He is very unselfish, and many 
times he has gone out of his way to 
help a teammate improve." 

Garrett also directed the intra- 
mural softball and football seasons 
and served as president of the Intra- 
mural Athletic Council. He was a 
soccer linesman. 

A Wilkins scholar, he was elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron 
Delta Kappa. He served in both the 
Order of Gownsmen and Student 
Assembly, and he was a proctor, He 
held several offices in his fraternity, 
Kappa Alpha. 

In addition he was president of 
the Fellowship of Christian Ath- 
letes and participated in the Stu- 
dent Stewardship Drive, the Big 
Brother Program, and the Student 
Christian Fellowship. For relaxa- 
tion, he played in a country and 
western band. 

Leslie Mitchell, a fellow of 
University College, Oxford, and 
chairman of that university's 
history faculty, is a Brown Founda- 
tion Fellow at Sewanee and a 
visiting fellow in British Studies. 

His visit of three weeks is spon- 
sored by British Studies at Oxford, 
a summer program of the Southern 
College and University Union, in 
which the University of the South 
has been a particularly active 

"Leslie Mitchell is one of the 
most promising younger historians 
in England and a brilliant and witty 
lecturer," said W. Brown Patterson, 
dean of the College. 

Ten other new faculty members 
are teaching this semester in the 
College, four of whom are sab- 
batical replacements. 

John O. Bethune, a graduate of 
Reed College and Cornell 
University, with a Ph.D. pending, 
has an appointment in the English 

Susan Harrison Kaufman, who 
holds bachelor's and master's 
degrees from Emory University 
and Vanderbilt respectively, re- 
cently received her Ph.D. from 

the University of Georgia. She 
is teaching in the fine arts depart- 
ment and is director of the 
University Gallery. 

Ronald Toll, a graduate of Rutgers 
University, who last year received 
a Ph.D. from the University of 
Miami, has an appointment in 
biology. A specialist in biological 
oceanography, he worked during 
the past year under a postdoctoral 
fellowship at the Smithsonian 
Institution in Washington, D.C. 
He has held several research ap- 
pointments and has had a half- 
dozen articles published in the 
last three years. 

Mark A. Stone, a graduate of 
Furman University, with an M.A. 
and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt, is 
teaching philosophy in the College 
this fall, after serving as an in- 
structor at Furman last year. 

Nancy N. Fritschner, a graduate 
of the University of Kentucky 
and a certified public accountant,- 
is teaching accounting in the de- 
partment of economics. Her 
husband, John, is a middler in 
the School of Theology. 

Van Nail, a 1976 graduate of 
the College, has returned to teach 


in the matheiniU.irs department, 
where he served as an instructor 
in 1981-82. He has recently 
received his Ph.D. from the Uni- 
versity of Houston. 

James P. Groton, a 1979 Sewanee 
graduate, who has been doing 
graduate work at the University 
of Tennessee at Knoxville, is 
teaching this semester in the 
forestry and geology department. 

Carl M. Waag is teaching Spanish. 
He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the 
University of Illinois as well as a 
bachelor's degree from the Uni- 
versity of Arizona. A former 
member of the Peace Corps, he 
has administered outreach programs 
in Latin America. 

Amy Dorfman, who has bachelor's 
and master's degrees in music from 
Indiana University and is a member 
of the staff at the Blair School of 
Music in Nashville, will be coming 
to Sewanee one day a week to 
teach piano. 

The Rev. Robert E. Brodie, rector 
of Christ Church in South 
Pittsburg, will be coming to 
Sewanee to direct the University 
Band, a task he performed during 
his three years as a seminarian. He 
has bachelor's and master's degrees 
from the University of Miami as 
well as an M.Div. from Sewanee. 

An unusually large contingent of Sewanee students 
spent the summer at Oxford University as partici- 
pants in the fourteenth session of British Studies 
at Oxford. While at Oxford, they lived and dined 
in the fifteenth-century building of the College of 
St. John. They heard daily lectures by the most 
eminent British scholars and attended seminars 
conducted by tutors drawn from the faculties of 
participating colleges and universities. Among 
this group can be found Joseph D. Cushman, 
C'49, professor of history, who conducted the 
history seminar, "The English Reformation;" 

Mary Sue Cushman, dean of women;. William 
T. Cocke, C '5 1 , professor of English, who con- 
ducted the seminar on "Elizabethan and Jacobian 
Stage"; and Douglas D. Paschall, C'66, associate 
professor of English and associate dean, who 
conducted the seminars on "Shakespeare's 
Comedies" and "Shakespeare's Tragedies" and 
also served as this session's president of the British 
Studies Program. Also present, third row at left, 
is Logan D. Browning, Jr., C'77, who is assistant 
dean for the British Studies Program. 

On &Offthe Mountain 

Sewanee Writers 

Richard Tillinghast, C'62, and 
George Garrett, a 1946 graduate 
of Sewanee Military Academy, 
have edited the summer edition of 
Ploughshares, a New England lit- 
erary magazine, significant to us 
because an amazing number of Se- 
wanee people are represented in 
its pages. 

" Ploughshares is known in liter- 
ary circles as one of the liveliest 
purveyors of the best in new writ- 
ing," Tillinghast wrote in a letter 
enclosed with the review copy. 
But he points out that since it is a 
New England magazine, "many of 
its readers know very little of 
Southern literature apart from the 
obvious classics." 

One is reminded of the skepti- 
cism, expressed or implied, of 
Eastern and New England news- 
papers about the suitability of Se- 
wanee as a beneficiary of Tenn- 
essee Williams's estate. Independ- 
ent efforts, such as the current 

THE COVER: Gerald L. DeBlois, 
C'63. He has had phenomenal suc- 
cess in business, which made pos- 
sible a $1.5 million gift to Sewanee. 
Now he has made a $1 million 
alumni challenge gift and has vol- 
unteered several months of his time 
to travel and work for Sewanee s 
Century II Fund. 


Latham W. Davis, Editor 

Beeler Brush, C'68, Alumni Editor 

Sara Dudney Ham, SS'51, Assistant 

Margi Moore, Designer 

Advisory Editors: 

Patrick Anderson, C"57 

Arthur Ben Chitty, C'35 

Elizabeth N. Chitty 

Ledlie W. Conger, Jr., C'49 

Joseph B. Cumming, Jr., C'47 

Starkey S. Flythe, Jr., C'56 

The Rev. William N. McKeachie, C'66 

Dale E. Richardson 

Charles E. Thomas, C'27 

The Sewanee News (ISSN 0037-3044) is 
published quarterly by the University of 
the South, including the School of 
Theology and the College of Arts and 
Sciences, and is distributed without 
charge to alumni, parents, and friends 
of the University. Second class postage 
is paid at Sewanee, Tennessee. 
Distribution is 23,000. 

Letters to the Editor: Readers are 
invited to send their comments and 
criticisms to the Sewanee News, the 
University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tennessee 37375. 

Change of Address: Please mail the 
correction along with a current 
Sewanee News mailing label to the 
above address. 

edition of Ploughshares, may help 
erase the skepticism. 

Sewanee poets in the issue in- 
clude H. Tompkins Kirby-Smith, 
A'55, C'59, currently teaching 
English and astronomy at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at 
Greensboro; Wyatt Prunty, C'69, 
of Virginia Tech and Breadloaf at 
Middlebury, and Don Keck Du 
Pree, C'73, of Sewanee. Eleanor 
Ross Taylor is the wife of author 
Peter Taylor, H'72, and a former 
householder on the Mountain, and 
Paul Ramsey taught English in the 
College in the 1960s before going 
to the University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga. Robert Penn Warren 
holds a Sewanee honorary degree. 

Douglas Paschall, C'66, associ- 
ate dean of the College, contrib- 
uted "A Foreword to Andrew Ly- 
tle," describing the former Se- 
wanee Review editor and Acad- 
emy alumnus, A'20, as "one of 
the most original and significant 
figures in Southern letters." 
Tillinghast has an interview with 
Shelby Foote, H'81, Memphis 
novelist and historian, Sewanee 
appears in one of Kirby-Smith 's 
poems and the narrator in the last 
story, "The Auction," is a student 
at Sewanee, though the author, 
Tom Alderson, went to Vander- 

Incidentally, George Garrett is 
the director and Tillinghast is the 
co-director of the new graduate 
creative-writing program at the 
University of Michigan. 

Enrollment Up 

More than 1,050 students enrolled 
this semester in the College, causing 
some registration problems, but 
everyone seemed happy to contend 
with the crowding that occurred. 
The total is about a dozen students 
short of the record. 

The School of Theology has a 
similar problem. After a year of 
slack enrollment, thirty-two stu- 
dents began classes this semester, 
bringing enrollment up to seventy- 
one. Another large entering class 
next year would have the Seminary 
looking for more room. 

Willie Six 

Those alumni who remember Wil- 
lie Six (Willie Sims) or the 1947 
dedication of Willie Six Field in 
Sewanee 's St. Mark's Community 
will be interested to know that the 
Willie Six Field was rededicated 
with a community cookout Sep- 
tember 11. Vice-Chancellor Ayres 
played baseball, Lewis Taylor, 
former head waiter at Magnolia, 
sampled the iced tea, etc., and 
Tom Watson, the University's ad- 
ministrative assistant, cooked the 
barbecue, hot dogs, and hamburg- 
ers. Alpha Tau Omega co-sponsor- 
ed the event. 

Willie Six was a trainer for Se- 
wanee football teams for forty 
years and was a beloved figure 
among the students who came to 
know him. Even many of today's 
students are made aware of Willie 
Six during the annual cleanup day 
on Willie Six Field. 

McCrady Diaries 

Former Vice-Chancellor Edward 
McCrady inherited the manuscript 
diaries of John McCrady, his 
grandfather and predecessor as Se- 
wanee 's professor of biology. 
These diaries are a valuable record 
of John McCrady 's teaching at 
Harvard as well as at Sewanee. The 
1873 volume of the diaries— the 
year McCrady began teaching at 
Harvard— is missing from the col- 
lection. Anyone who borrowed 
the volume from Edward McCrady 
or has an idea of its present where- 
abouts is asked to notify Arthur 
Ben Chittv in Sewanee. It is need- 
ed urgently for a study of the 
Charleston naturalists in the mid- 
dle of the nineteenth century. 

Mr. Chitty also mentions that 
there are missing volumes of the 
Bishop Quintard diary from the 
spring of 1865 to 1872, except for 
the Lambeth Conference and 
English tour notes of 1867-68. 
He said he has almost given up 
hope of finding those. 

Having been ten years off the 
Mountain, I have found time to re- 
flect upon my earlier years there. I 
am not sure how many of my inter- 
ests are inherited and how many are 
cultivated but I'm also sure Se- 
wanee played an integral part in the 
development of those I presently 

As a friend of Sewanee, it means 
more than just a memory for aging 
alumni to glorify. Sewanee is the 
value in liberal arts education. It 
means I know something of Hesse 
and Goethe as well as Shakespeare, 
forestry as well as biology, arts as 
well as science, and caving as well as 
football. Personally I derive satis- 
faction in saying, "I know of many 
things, am master of one, patron of 
all.' 1 - 

I hope Sewanee will remain 
strong in the minds of all alumni 
and that impressions and memories 
will be as vivid as I recall my first 
snow there in November 1968. 
Prosit, Sewanee! 

Hal Carson, C'72 
Spartanburg, South Carolina 

On April 1, 1983, a Sewanee tra- 
dition came to an end. It happened 
without a vote by the Faculty, 
Order of Gownsmen, or the Stu- 
dent Assembly. Yet, this change 
was perhaps more of a shock to 
recent alumni than the shortening 
of the class week, and will affect 
the image of the University at 
least as much. I am referring to 
the resignation of Mr. Albert 
Gooch from the position of Admis- 
sions Director. 

It will be difficult for the 
University to fill the vacant posi- 
tion left by Mr. Gooch. Students 
jokingly asked each other "Would 
you buy a used car from this man?", 
but we all enjoyed him for the 
colorful character that he is, and 
admired him for the zeal with 
which he approached his task of 
recruiting students with a broad 
cross section of backgrounds and 
similar academic standards. 

His wish to project Sewanee 's 
small school, personalized approach 
to admissions candidates was per- 
haps his finest "sales technique." 
As high school seniors we all felt 
special to receive that handwritten 
letter from the Director of Admis- 
sions at Sewanee, while computer- 
ized form letters poured in from 
other colleges and universities. I 
can remember freshman students 
remarking that Mr. Gooch had 
recognized them by name, sight 
unseen, on the opening day of 
freshman orientation. Those of 
us working in the admissions 
office swore that he took the 
files home each night to study the 
applicants' names and faces! 

The results of Mr. Gooch 's 
work speak for themselves. 
Sewanee has graduated three 
Rhodes Scholars in the past seven 
years and countless other graduates 
have received similar awards and 
scholarships. While other colleges 
and universities have lowered 
admissions standards to meet 
enrollment quotas, the University 
of the South has maintained/a 
competitive admissions program 
without sacrificing high academic 
standards. From the point of 
view of the alumni, the high aca- 
demic standing of the University 
is perhaps the most important 
"tradition" to maintain, as it 
continues to give credibility to 
our degrees. 

As a concerned graduate, I 
wish the University the best of 
luck in finding a replacement for 
Mr. Gooch. To Mr. Gooch, thank 
you for all that you have given to 
Sewanee. I speak for the alumni 
in wishing you the best in your 
future endeavors! 

Lisa Trimble Actor 

Seattle, Washington 

An Interview 

Wilkes Sets Course for Admissions 

Higher education is like Galveston, Texas, 
waiting for a hurricane that is roaring across 
the Gulf. The skies look blue enough now, but 
just over the horizon is the deadly wind. Every- 
one knows it is coming. 

The post-war baby boom is over, and the im- 
pending storm is fewer eighteen-year-olds and, 
at many colleges, fewer applicants and declin- 
ing enrollment. Surveys suggest that the num- 
ber of college-age students will decline stead- 
ily until about the year 2000, when there will 
be 25 percent fewer than today. . 

Sewanee *s special academic qualities and 
reputation would seem to assure it of contin- 
ued success in attracting good students, but 
these are not times to be overconfident. No 
sensible college or university is approaching 
these years without a carefully wrought plan. 
All are girding themselves for a storm. 

Admissions strategy has been increasingly on 
the minds of officials at Sewanee, and this 
year, with the resignation of Albert Gooch, the 
College of Arts and Sciences has a new admis- 
sions director. Ed Wilkes has come to Sewanee 
well aware of the coming storm. He has exper- 
ience in successful admissions programs at 
Furman and Emory Universities. He has ideas 
that should insure Sewanee of continued suc- 
cess as a selective college. 

The following is a brief interview with Mr. 
Wilkes, who is orienting himself to Sewanee 
and developing an admissions strategy for the 

Editor: Before we address the national 
trend, how about this year's entering freshman 

Wilkes: The class looks good. We enrolled 
306 freshmen, a larger class than last year. 
Total enrollment is very close to a record, 
because more applicants than expected chose 
to come to Sewanee after their acceptance, 
and upperclassmen returned in record numbers. 

Editor: How will Sewanee fare between now 
and the year 2000? 

Wilkes: First, there is no question that Se- 
wanee will survive the next twenty years when 
there will be fewer college-age students. The 
continuing success of the capital-funds cam- 
paign will increase Sewanee's endowment and 
provide funds to the operating budget. This 
will allow us to continue to attract top-notch, 
dedicated faculty. It will also enable us to pro- 
vide financial aid, to maintain and improve 
our facilities, and to provide students with the 
multitude of opportunities necessary for a 
well-rounded liberal arts education. 

Editor: Then your goal— the University's 
goal in admissions— is a great deal more than 

Wilkes: That is correct. In a nutshell, we 
hope to increase the size, quality, and diversity 
of the pool of applicants so that we might be 
more selective in the admissions process. Se- 
wanee has a long record of enrolling bright, 
capable students. We hope to raise the stan- 
dards in order to be more competitive with the 
colleges with which we often compare our- 

Editor: You are going after more applicants 
of greater quality and diversity during a diffi- 
cult period for colleges. How will we get there? 
What are the specific objectives? 

Wilkes: First, we must have a very capable, 
experienced admissions staff. No longer can 
even the best colleges and universities sit back 

Ed Wilkes, second from left, gathers his staff for an admissions office 
meeting. They are, from left, Malinda Sutherland, Steve Hearing, Mary 
Ellen Warner, Don Pippen, Mellie Watts, and Lee Ann Afton. 

and wait for students to come to them. For- 
■tunately, I have inherited a capable and enthu- 
siastic staff, and we have added another 
member who has had previous admissions ex- 
perience at Sewanee. As we do more in the 
future, we may need more people. Second, our 
tuition and other fees must remain within the 
reach of our market. And finally, a compre- 
hensive admissions strategy must be developed 
to enable us to reach more prospective stu- 

Editor: A comprehensive strategy. Can you 
give us some details? 

Wilkes: We want to have Sewanee repre- 
sented at more college day/college night pro- 
grams and to be visible in more high schools. 
Through a program sponsored by the Educa- 
tional Testing Service, we have written more 
prospective students in the South and in 
regions where we are not as visible as we should 
be. We will be contacting more minority stu- 
dents. A special campus visitation weekend is 
planned in the spring for prospective students 
and their parents to allow them to have a more 
formal introduction to the University. Also a 
formal network of alumni volunteers will be 
developed. We hope to establish a program 
with the parishes, using current students where 
possible. Parents of current students will be 
used more, and a student admissions associ- 
ation already has been established on campus 
and is directed by Mary Ellen Warner, an assis- 
tant director of admissions. 

Editor: You mentioned alumni. Some 
alumni have been helping in admissions. What 
different approach are you planning, and how 
specifically can alumni help? 

Wilkes: Alumni can give Sewanee a power- 
ful network of ambassadors or spokesmen. But 
they must be skillful and diplomatic. They will 
need to work in close harmony with the admis- 
sions staff. 

Editor: Sounds complicated. 

Wilkes: It's not really. We want alumni to 
help according to the time they have and the 
particular opportunities they have. It is impor- 

tant for them to refer the names of prospective 
students to the admissions office. We will want 
some alumni to write and telephone prospec- 
tive students at various stages of the admissions 
process, and that will require closer cooper- 
ation and training. We would also like alumni 
to represent Sewanee at college day /night pro- 
grams, visit church youth groups or diocesan 
meetings to speak about Sewanee, and host 
receptions for prospective students. 

Editor: Won't this take more staff time? 
How soon can this be built into a network? 
Wilkes: It will take several years to have 
such a network completely in place in all re- 
gions of the country. But we are beginning. 
Don Pippen, a 1976 graduate of the College 
and an assistant director of admissions, will 
serve as our alumni coordinator. But Don will 
be traveling as much as anyone on the staff and 
may not be able to answer inquiries from 
alumni as fast as we would like at first. Also, 
we plan to target some cities ahead of others. 
Alumni may have to be patient as we develop 
the program. A full-time professional in the 
admissions office is needed to coordinate this 
program, but at present we cannot afford that 

Editor: Since you are relatively new to Se- 
wanee, what do you see as the characteristics 
which make Sewanee attractive to prospective 

Wilkes: Several things. The unique setting of 
the University atop this beautiful mountain. The 
small size of the student body which allows mean- 
ingful and close relationships to develop among 
students and between faculty members and stu- 
dents, the quality of the people, and the true 
sense of community, spirit, and loyalty which 
exists. Each of these makes for a unique edu- 
cational environment, which sets Sewanee 
apart from other small selective, liberal arts 
colleges. The Sewanee experience is one which 
is cherished by graduates and never forgotten. 
More prospective students should be made 
aware of this experience and opportunity. 
This is what we intend to do. 


Bright Fall Forecast 

Head coach Horace Moore takes a time out at picture day in August to 
talk with Robert Glenn and Richard Spore, whosi fathers, Lee Glenn, 
C'57, and Richard Spore, Jr., C'56, not only played under Moore's 
coaching twenty-eight years ago but played side by side in Sewanee's 
line. (Photo: Latham Davis) 

Horace Moore Named 
Acting Director of Athletics 

J. Horace Moore, Jr., head football 
coach since 1978 and a member of 
, the coaching staff since 1955, has 
been appointed acting director of 

Coach Moore came to Sewanee as 
an assistant football coach under 
Ernie Williamson after five years 
as head coach at Grundy County 
High School. While at Sewanee he 
has also coached wrestling, track, 
and tennis. Sewanee's grid record 
for five years under Moore is 27-17. 

Coach Moore has served as 
secretary of the Tennessee Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Conference and 
also as a member of the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association 
Wrestling Committee. He is past 
president of the Southeastern 
Intercollegiate Wrestling Asso- 

He has been a pioneer in further- 
ing intercollegiate wrestling, not 
only at Sewanee but throughout 
the South. 

Coach Moore heads a staff of 
twelve coaches and physical- 
education teachers. 


Coach Bobby Dwver, top basket- 
ball assistant last year at Duke, likes 
to develop a playing style to suit 
the talents of his players, and the 
talent looks promising. 

Three starters return from last 
year's team, and four freshmen 
will be after the vacancies left by 

two May graduates, Rick Blackburn 
and High scoring Blane Brooks. 

The men's team will host 
Oglethorpe |November 29 to open 
the season. 

The women 's team, under Coach 
Nancy Bowman, will open its 
season November 18 at 

Field Hpckey 

One of thejnation's finest hockey 
players hasltaken over Sewanee's 
successful field hockey program 
from Jill Tpomas, who resigned this 
summer toltake another coaching 
position. The new coach is Jeannie 
Fissinger, goal keeper for the 
United States field hockey team 
and winner of the Broderick Award 
as the nation's outstanding college 
field hockey player in 1981. i 

A graduate of Penn State Uni- i 
versity, wljlere she was the starting! 
goal keeper for three years and i 
twice wasia first-team All-Ameri- 
can, Coach Fissinger recently com- 
pleted a series of overseas tours i 
with the Rational team. She is 
currently)an alternate on the U.S. 
Olympic Team. 

Her coathing experience includes 
work for(the past two years in the 
U.S. Development Program. 

"I want! to teach our players to 
think for; themselves," she said. 
"I have seen players suffer from ; 
over-coaching. I want to develop 
thinking players first." 

There was an air of excitement this 
August in Juhan Gymnasium. Al- 
most all of the coaches, new or 
returning, were able to welcome 
back some outstanding players 
from last year as well as some very 
promising freshmen. 

Coach Horace Moore finally had 
a full-time offensive coordinator 
in Dewey Warren, who has been 
part-time quarterback coach for 
the past three years. He joined 
Yogi Anderson and Jerry Bradley 
on the football staff. 

Just as important, the football 
squad numbered more than sixty 
players even with the usual early 
attrition, and among them were 
some hefty veterans. 

It seems that the only position 
not full of experienced players 
was quarterback, where Tim 
Tenhet, C'83, set at least a half- 
dozen school records. Yet there 
were no blues sung over that. 
Five 1982 high school stars 
arrived to begin the struggle for 
the starting position. 

The coaches were obviously 
pleased with what they saw, and 
competition for quarterback was 
so intense that Bobby Morales 
of Nashville was tapped to start 
in the opening game against Fisk 
because the coaches "had to name 
someone. " 

A veteran receiving corps, led by 
David Pack of Nashville, Jim Smith 
of Falls Church, Virginia, and Lee 
Pride, a graduate of McCallie 
School in Chattanooga, would 
make good targets for whoever was 
doing the passing. 

The solid defensive corps, includ- 
ing nine 1982 starters, will close 
down a few opponents this season. 
The defensive backfield returned 
intact. Free safety Shap Boyd of 
St. Louis led the conference in 
interceptions last year. Linebackers 
Owen Lipscomb and Michael 

Jordan, both of Nashville, has well 
over 200 tackles between them. 


Eddie McKeithen of St. Petersburg, 
who broke Kyle Rote's career and 
single-season scoring records, is 
back to lead a veteran soccer squad 
that also includes fifteen freshmen. 
The added depth should help Coach 
Peter Haley's team improve on last 
year's 11-6-1 record. 


"This team has the potential to be 
the best cross country team in 
Sewanee's history," said Coach 
John McPherson. Senior Charles 
Yeomans led his teammates in 
early time trials in which five 
runners were under sixteen 
minutes for the three-mile course, 
and two experienced seniors did 
not even participate. 

The season kickoff was the 
Sewanee Invitational, which in- " 
chided a dozen teams from such 
neighbors as Vanderbilt, Tennessee 
at Chattanooga, Middle Tennessee 
State, and Berry. 

Although the women's cross 
country team has only three 
runners back from last year, Coach 
Cliff Af ton says the squad is larger 
(thirteen members) and stronger. 
Freshman Virginia Brown of 
Madisonville, Kentucky, (she 
joins a brother and sister in the 
College) leads the classy young 


Having lost some key starters, the 
field hockey team may find it 
difficult to improve on last season's 
12-4 record, but first-year coach 
Jeannie Fissinger will not be lack- 
ing in knowledge of what it takes 
to win. If all goes well for Coach 
Fissinger, she may be on leave 
next year with the U.S. Olympic 

Soccer goal keeper Lloyd Whatety makes a sane during early 1983 
action. (Photo: Lyn Hutchison) 

Alumni Affairs 

New York 

The New York Sewanee Club 
gathered its members from three 
states June 22 for the presentation 
of the 1983 Historiographer's 
Award to the Rev. Robert Ray 
parks, T49, H'70, rector of Trin- 
ity Episcopal Church. 

More than forty alumni and 
their guests attended the reception 
and dinner at St. Bartholomew's 
Community House. Other special 
guests were the Rt. Rev. John M. 
Allin and Vice-Chancellor Robert 
M. Ayres, Jr. ' 

San Antonio 

The Sewanee Club of San Antonio 
is back on the active rolls after a 
revival meeting this summer at 
Cappy's Restaurant attended by a 
dozen alumni. 

Sam Boldrick, C'80, agreed to 
be interim president, and he and 
Scott Anderson, C'80, along with 
a board of directors (Neill Bold- 
rick, C'52, Lyman Webb, C'51, 
James Gillespie, C'41, and Jess 
Womack, C'70) will handle the af- 
fairs of the club. 

Beeler Brush, C'68, director of 
alumni affairs, spoke at the meet- 
ing. Club members began making 
plans for several events and pro- 
grams which will be announced 


The Sewanee Club of Austin held 
a barbecue and formation party 
on June 12. Waller T. "Tom" 
Bums, C'61, organized the gather- 
ing, which was held at the Stone 
Haven Lodge on Lake Travis. 

New Orleans 

The New Orleans Club ended up 
on the short end of an eleven-inn- 
ing, 14-13 make-up challenge soft- 
ball game with the Washington 
and Lee Club July 10. Despite the 
loss, the twenty Sewanee alumni 
had a grand time. The two clubs 
chipped in to buy a keg and soft 
drinks. Brad Jones, C'79, and 
Margo Johnston did much of the 

West Tennessee 

The Sewanee Club of West Tenn- 
essee held a send-off barbecue cel- 
ebration August 12 for Sewanee 
students from Jackson. Arrange- 
ments were made by the mothers 
of the honorees and wives of 
alumni. The Rev. Alex Comfort, 
C'70, T'78, addressed the students 
and offered some sound advice on 
how to approach this "larger life" 
they are facing. 

Other Locations 

Other recent Sewanee Club events 

A 17-13 Sewanee Club softball 
victory by Atlanta over Washing- 
ton and Lee alumni to snap a four- 
year losing streak, and later a trip 
to the Braves game, beginning 
with a poolside lunch at the Cher- 
okee Town Club. 

A summer picnic August 20 at 
the Belle Meade Mansion for the 
Sewanee Club of Nashville. 

A softball tournament August 
20, sponsored by the South Caro- 
lina Sewanee Club that included 
teams of Washington and Lee, 
Virginia, and Davidson alumni. 

A wine and cheese reception 
and business meeting June 9 for 
the Sewanee Club of Dallas. The 
special guest was Beeler Brush, 
alumni affairs director. 

The Rt. Rev. C. Brinkley Morton, T59, second from left, is joined by 
Sidney Young, C'36, Jim Baird, C'65, and Eric Sundt, A '49, during a 
reception for him last February in his diocese of San Diego. So many 
Sewanee alumni were present that they began to discuss the possibility 
of starting a Sewanee club for the area. 

Coach William C. "Bill" White, right, talks with Walter Bryant, during 
a visit the former football mentor made to the Mountain in June. 
Behind them is a plaque which was dedicated on Coach White Day at 
Homecoming last year. Coach White was unable to attend the cere- 
s then because of illness. 


Friday, October 2 

10:00 - 


Registration/Ticket Sales - EQB Club 


Dedication of the J. Gant Gaither, C'08, 
H'51, Tablet - All Saints' Chapel 



Associated Alumni Officers' Meeting - 
Rebel's Rest 



Reception Honoring Football Teams of , 
1958 and 1963 - Hearth Room, Sewanee Inn 



Social Hour - Cravens Hall (lower floor) 



Alumni Dinner - Upper Cravens Hall 
(dinner music from 7:10 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.) 


A short Address 



Dance - Cravens Hall 

9:00 - Tunes from Big Band Era 
10:00 - A little Big Band, a 

little Rock and Roll 
11:00 - 50s and 60s Rock 'n Roll 

Loud music for those who 

want to boogie 


October 22 


Alumni Fun Run - 2.2 or 4.6 mile run, led 
by Laurence Alvarez, C'59, and Doug 
Seiters, C'65, starting in front of Thompson 
Union f 



Registration - EQB Club ^ 


Coffee and doughnuts - Convocation Hall 

10:00 - 


Annual Alumni Meeting - Convocation Hall 



Alumni Soccer Game 


Dedication of the Bruton-Guerry Outdoor 
Tennis Courts 



Alumni Luncheon (for those who pre- 
registered for it) 

11:00 - 


Fraternity Functions for Alumni 



Formation of Alumni Parade - beside duPont 


Alumni Parade 


Football Game - Sewanee vs. Washington 
and Lee 


Class Reunion Parties 


1933's 50th Anniversary - Holiday Inn 


Alumni Exornati 


Reunion Dance and Cocktail Party for 
Classes of 1968, 1973, and 1978 - Upper 


October 23 


Memorial Service - St. Augustine s Stone 


Holy Eucharist - All Saints' Chapel 


The Dean's Corner 

Into a Year of Self Study 

A new semester has begun with thirty-six new students, thirty of whom 
are in the junior class. Our problems in the last days before classes 
began were all healthy ones. We have no classroom large enough to ac- 
commodate thirty students; so we are using the reading room of the old 
library as a classroom. Also, we have filled all available housing. 

If we are to grow, even moderately, in the next two or three years, it 
is clear that we must provide more adequate classroom space and more 
low-cost housing. We also need to consider what such growth would 
mean to our curriculum and life in general. A modest increase in num- 
bers would not, in my opinion, affect us very much. 

The juniors have Art Zannoni teaching Old Testament while Profes- 
sor Griffin is on sabbatical. Christopher Bryan has joined us to teach 
New Testament. Howard Rhys is now instructing in Hebrew and Greek. 
Patricia Killen has returned from a year's leave of absence with her doc- 
toral dissertation Rearing completion. 

In so many ways the year ahead promises to be challenging and ex- 
citing. We are grateful to you for the support that-makes new oppor- 
tunities to serve our Lord and His Church available to us. During the 
month of July, while on vacation, I gave a great deal of thought to the 
ministry of the church and began a book on "total ministry." The 
growing interest in this concept is one of the most encouraging signs of 
our times. The ministry is Christ's, and it is the church's in so far as all 
those baptized participate in the Lord's ministry. Ordained ministers 
(Bishop Frensdorff prefers to speak of officers) are powerful signs and 
symbols enabling ministry as they themselves minister in Christ's name. 

This understanding speaks to the present crisis in theological educa- 
tion and raises serious questions concerning our present way of opera- 
ting. One important area requiring careful scrutiny has to do with the 
paradigm that governs our teaching and spirituality. "Total ministry" 
suggests that the professional, graduate-school model be replaced with 
the "community of faith" as our governing paradigm. What such a shift 
in emphasis would mean here at the School of Theology is something I 
hope we will explore during the coming year of self-study. 

We are blessed to live at a time when such challenges and such great 
opportunity confront us. 

John Booty 

EFM Growing 

The Education for Ministry pro- 
gram marked two significant events 
this summer. The first conference 
of graduates, called "Is There Life 
After EFM?," was held in July with 
over fifty participants, and in Au- 
gust the program was presented to 
the World Council of Churches 
meeting in Vancouver, British 

At the conference, the EFM staff 
offered resources for further theo- 
logical exploration including re- 
search and reflection. The members 
of the group shared their experi- 
ences and discussed their ministries 
as lay people. 

EFM was one of four case stud- 
ies, and the only one from North 
America, presented to the World 
Council of Churches "Learning in 
Community" section. The four 
formal programs of education were 
used as a basis for discussions about 
learning as it takes place in a com- 

"It was confirmation that the 
program is addressing needs widely 
felt in the church at large," said the 
Rev. John de Beer, EFM's director 
of educational design who made the 

presentation. "People 
parts of the world have requested 
information about the program." 
Also making the presentation was 
the Rev. Canon Jonathan Green- 
halgh of Keowna, British Columbia, 
who is an EFM mentor. 

World Mission 

Formal agencies of the Episcopal 
Church and autonomous groups 
met with a record number of par- 
ticipants at the fourth Episcopal 
World Missions Conference in 
Sewanee in June. 

Leading the program, which 
focused on Volunteers for Mission, 
were the Rt. Rev. David Birney, 
Bishop of Idaho; the Rev. Walter 
Hannum, former missionary to 
Alaska and founder of the Epis- 
copal Church Missionary Commun- 
ity; the Rev. Clifford Walker, direc- 
tor of Volunteers for Mission at the 
Episcopal Church Center in New 
York; and the Rev. Canon Derek 
Hawksbee of the South American 
Missionary Society. 

Mrs. Emmy McGowin, a partici- 
pant from Birmingham, Alabama, 
said, "As I become aware of a 
world vision for mission, I am be- 
ginning to understand in a new way 

the real meaning of my life as a 
Christian. I am my brother's keeper 
as a believer." 

Workshop leaders from the Uni- 
versity included Vice -Chancellor 
Robert M. Ayres, Jr., a former vol- 
unteer, and Edna Evans, assistant 
professor at the School of Theology 
and volunteer in Kenya. 

Two Scholars 
Join Faculty 

Two Biblical scholars have joined 
the School of Theology faculty this 
semester. The Rev. Christopher 
Bryan of England is associate pro- 
fessor of New Testament, and Dr. 
Arthur E. Zannoni, on sabbatical 
from the University of Notre Dame, 
is visiting professor of Old Testa- 
ment for the Rev. William Griffin, 
who is also on sabbatical. 

Bryan, a graduate of Wadham 
College, Oxford, and Ripon Hall 
Theological College, was chaplain 
and lecturer at Exeter University. 
He also taught at Salisbury Theo- 
logical College and Virginia Theo- 
logical Seminary and broadcast the 
"Bible for Today" television series. 

"I'm excited by the possibility 
of teaching academic theology in a 
community of faith. I feel God was 
calling me to it," Bryan said. 

In England, he said, serious aca- 
demic pursuit is divorced from pas- 
toral training. He has done exten- 
sive writing on the Epistle to the 
Romans and the Gospel of John, 
his doctoral dissertation subject. He 
is also author of a suspense novel, 
The Night of the Wolf. 

Dr. Zannoni returns to Sewanee 
from Notre Dame's St. Thomas 
Aquinas Center in West Lafayette, 
Indiana. In 1975-76 he served here 
as visiting lecturer in Old Testament 
and in 1980 was a guest faculty 
member for the Doctor of Ministry 

A prolific writer and enthusiastic 
teacher, Dr. Zannoni is working on 
a book about the Biblical prophets, 
a misunderstood group, he says. He 
holds degrees from the Athenaeum 
of Ohio, the University of San 
Francisco, and Marquette Univer- 
sity. In early October he was the . 
keynote speaker for the Conference 
on Ministry and Education for the 
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. 

Commenting on teaching during 
his sabbatical. Dr. Zannoni said, 
"It's fun, a lot of fun. There's no 
place like Sewanee, from its dogs to 
its carillon to its natural beauty." 

Luther Topic 
of Lectures 

In November Christians around the 
world will celebrate the 500th anni- 
versary of the birth of Martin 
Luther. The School of Theology 
will celebrate it a bit early with the 
DuBose Lectures on October 19-20. 

Donald S. Armentrout, professor 
of ecclesiastical history at Sewanee, 
wilL deliver the three lectures enti- 
tled "The Theological Significance 
of Luther Today." Some of the 
themes to be discussed are Chris- 
tology, justification by grace 
through faith, the Church, the real- 
ism of the sacraments, Christian 
freedom, ethics, and sanctification, 
the Bible and the Word of God, and 
Episcopal-Lutheran relations. 

Professor Armentrout, known 
widely for his dynamic preaching 
and lecturing, holds degrees from 
Roanoke College, the Lutheran 
Theological Seminary, and Van- 
derbilt University. A Lutheran 
minister, he received an award for 
his research on "The Lutheran- 
Episcopal Conversations in the 
Nineteenth Century" and is author 
of a history of the School of 
Theology. He is also director of the 
Doctor of Ministry Program. 

New students in the School of Theology assemble for the semester's 
opening Eucharist service. (Photo: Margi Moore) 

Class Notes 


HAMILTON, T, was recognized recently 
by the Monroe County, Mississippi, 
ministerial association for his fifty years' 
service to Aberdeen. He has set a record, 
having read the New Testament through 
2,801 times, not only in English but in 
twenty-four languages and fifteen English 
and American translations. 


T, and his wife were at the Convocation 
of American Churches in Europe at 
Lake Chiemsee near Munich, where 
they heard THE RT. REV. JOHN M. 
ALLIN, C'43, T'45, Presiding Bishop, 
preach. Charles is with the Pro-Cathedral 
of the Holy Trinity in Brussels, and also 
serves at Waterloo where they use the 
American Prayer Book. 


JR., C'39, T, recently celebrated his 
fortieth anniversary of ordination to 
the priesthood at All Saints' Episcopal 
Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. 


director of the Church Deployment 
Office, will retire at the end of 1983. 
During his tenure, the CDO has registered 
about 85 percent of the Episcopal 
Church's active clergy and is expanding 
its services to include lay professionals. 


C'43, T, has been awarded the degree 
of Doctor of Divinity at the Church 
Divinity School of the Pacific, 

C'43, T, has announced plans for 
retirement at the end of 1983. He has 
served as chief executive for admin- 
istration at the Episcopal Church Center 
in New York since 1974, and before 
that he was Suffragan Bishop of Atlanta. 


C"74, T, former suffragan bishop of the 
Diocese of Atlanta, was elected diocesan 
of that diocese in June. 


recently celebrated the first anniversary 
of the establishment of the Church of 
the Redeemer on Hilton Head, South 
Carolina. It is an independent 1928 
Prayer Book parish. 

HAYNSWORTH, T, is the new executive 
for World Mission in Church and Society 
at the Episcopal Church Center in New 
York. He was Bishop of Nicaragua and 
then of El Salvador. He still retains 
the latter post. 



DOUGLASS, T, is headmaster of St. 
John's School in Puerto Cortes, 
Honduras, which he founded in 1974. 
He has two adopted sons. 

now rector of St. James's Church 
Greeneville, Tennessee. 



eminded of the visit paid to 
Sewanee by the Archbishop of 
Canterbury when we saw a photograph 
in the Episcopalian of BISHOP EDMOND 
BROWNING, C'52, T, of Hawaii playing 
host to the Most Rev. Robert A. K. 
Runcie, during the Archbishop's visit 
to the island state. 

now Fleet Chaplain of the U. S. Pacific 
Fleet, which involves supervision of 341 
chaplains of all faith groups throughout 
the Pacific/Indian Ocean area. He is in 
the diocese of his old classmate, THE RT. 
T'54, and he and his wife, Helen Louise, 
love living in Hawaii. 


been given a two-month holiday in 
England, Scotland, and Switzerland in 
honor of the 25th anniversary of his 
ordination to the priesthood and the 
10th anniversary of his rectorship of 
St. James's in Marietta, Georgia. 


rector of St. James's in Port St. Joe, 
Florida, and Trinity Church in 
Apalachicola, Florida, has retired and 
is living in Panama City. 


T, canon administrator at Trinity 
Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, 
has been made a canon, so now his title 
is "Canon Canon Administrator!" Canon 
Chassey comments, "Just call me Boom, 

INGTON, T, will move from Maine to 
St. Luke's in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He 
is glad to be closer to Sewanee and 
"help with Sewanee's recruitment and 
visibility." He also hopes to do a paper 
on Daniel Quirk, one of two Michigan 
students to attend Sewanee immediately 
after the Civil War. 



rector of the Robert E. Lee Memorial 
Church in Lexington, Virginia, for the 
last nineteen years, retired July 31. 

T, is the new rector of St. Thaddaeus's 
Church in Chattanooga. 

GST'76, has been elected chairman of 
the Board of Trustees of St. Martin's 
Episcopal School in Metairie, Louisiana. 
He is also a trustee of the University of 
the South, and his daughter, Betsy, is 
a sophomore in the College. 

T, began his new ministry in May as 
assistant to the rector of Trinity Church 
in Natchez, Mississippi. 


MARBLE, T, has left the diocese of 
Mississippi. "Chip" has accepted a call 
by Bishop Sidney Sanders to be his 
assistant in the Diocese of East 
Carolina. He will live in Kinston where 
the diocesan office will be located. 


come from Trinity Cathedral in New 
Orleans to be the rector of St. Luke's 
in Jackson, Tennessee. 


resigned as rector of the Church of 
the Epiphany in Guntersville, Alabama, 
and has taken his vows in the Order of 
Agape and Reconciliation in Tajique, 
New Mexico. 

TON, T, is curate at Trinity Church in 
Mobile, Alabama. 



and his wife, Mildred, live in Los Altos, 
California. He served in the Navy for 
thirty years, retiring in 1947. He thei 
spent thirteen years teaching in Culifornia 
at the secondary-school level, 


in Chula Vista, California, in Bishop 
is busy with two Spanish Clubs, the 
English-Speaking Union, the World 
Affairs Council, volunteer work, and the 


GITHIGA, T, is the coordinator of field 
education and chairman of the depart- 
ment of pastoral theology at St. Paul's 
United Theological College in Limuru, 
Kenya. His special intellectual mission 
is a study on African psychology and he 
is about to finish a manuscript on the 
subject. Mary, his wife, is a matron at 
the Limuru Girls' Center, and Rehema 
is in the second grade. 

ROBERT, T, is the assistant at St. Paul's 
in Daphne, Alabama, and a surgical 
nurse at the Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, 


president of Warren-King Compnni 
which engages in energy opernlions. 
He had been principally engaged 
investments since he resigned as U 
Secretary of Energy in 1981. He al 
served as Deputy Secretary of Defen: 


PATRICK, JR., C, has been named head 
of the newest mission in the Diocese 
of Upper South Carolina, St. David's 
Church in the northeast section of 
Columbia. Pat leads the services at 
the E.L. Wright Middle School, where 
the congregation is meeting until it 
is able to build its own church. 

now rector of Christ Church, 
Nacogdoches, Texas. 


A, C'61, has moved from Christ Church 
in Washington, D.C., to St. 
Bartholomew's Church in Flor 

JAMES H. PETERS, A, is a general 
attorney for AT&T. He is als 
adjunct associate professor at NYU 
Law School and at Lubin Graduate 
School of Business in New York City. 


is the owner of Roderick's Classic Clothes 
for Ladies and Gentlemen in Gainesville, 
Florida. He is married and has 




is at St. Simon's Episcopal Church in 
Arlington Heights, Illinois. On June 
18 he was married to Isabel Anders 
who is an editor at Tyndale House 
Publishers in Wheaton, Illinois. 
John is chairman of the diocesan 
communications commission, and 
he attended the International 
Consultation of Anglican Communicators 
in July. 


was marned to Elise Ann Carr on August 
14 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. 

and his wife, Lisa, are residing in 
Nashville where Larry Is an attorney. 

KARL ROBERT TRIPP, A, works for 
the state of Washington as a computer 
systems analyst. He is working towards 
a master's degree in computer system 
security with the Columbia Pacific 
University in California. 


and Stanhope Denegre of New Orleans 
were married on May 18. They are 
both lawyers and will have offices 
across the street from each other in 
New Orleans. 


NATHAN CHITTY, A, is assistant 
vice-president for commercial loans 
the Atlantic Bank Center in Orlando, 

a master's degree in architecture, 
cum laude, from the University of 
Florida. He is with the architectural 
firm of Edward G. Seibert in Sarasota, 



has lived in Austin for almost four 
years. He works in the State Capitol 
on the staff of the Texas Legislative 

finished his second year of a three-year 
program at Covenant Theological 
Seminary which will earn him a Master 
of Divinity degree in the Presbyterian 


married to Mary Teresa Hal] of Charlotte, 
North Carolina, on December 18, 1982. 
Sewanee folk present were: SCOTr 
C'82; CHARLIE HUNT, C'83, anc 


CHARLA WOOD, A, married Brian 
Thomson on May 7, 1<)83. Brian is 
captain for a carp;, airline and Chnrla 
is at present a housewife. 



wife of forty-three years, Lula, live in 
Oklahoma City. He retired from the 
state capitol chem lab in 1964. 


A magazine Clipping has brought to our 
attention an honor bestowed upon 
A'22, C. A new boat ramp on the 
Checbeuee River in Beaufort County, 
South Carolina, was dedicated and named 
for Glenn by the State's Wildlife and 
Marine Resources Department. Glenn, 
retired aviator, served for eleven years 
■n the South Carolina Wildlife and 
larine Resources Commission, several 
f those years as vice-chairman. He 
i an active wildlife and fish 


John R. Crawford 
33 Bay View Drive 
Portland, Maine 04103 

Before his recent death, J. J. GEE, C, 

i his son, J. J. GEE III, C'61, were 
mentioned prominently in the spring 
Southern Living article about Carrollton, 
ssippi. Their store, J. J. Gee & Sons 
General Merchandise, was established 

1880 and is now an informal 

»n only on special 


WILLIAM C. GRAY, C, and his wife, 

nevieve, have eleven grandchildren and 

e great-grandchild. They enjoy getting 

back to Sewanee periodically to see the 

changes and meet old friends. 

and his wife now have three great- 
grandchildren. They are retired and 
living in the Riverside Adult Community 
Healdsburg, California, sixty miles 
th of San Francisco. 

JAMES COY PUTMAN, C, is doing 
/ery well after a bout with gangrene and 
j leg amputation. 


CHARLES T. HOPPEN, C, and his 
wife, Donner, live in Concord, California, 
where he says they have an occasional 
"' ;n Mi'.haker" but are two hours away 
from earthquakes, mudslides, forty-foot 
snows, flooding rivers, and fires! 

C, is a retired Presbyterian minister and 
attends the same church as COLEMAN 


H. Morey Hart 
1428 Lemhurst Drive 
Pensacola, FL 32507 

news of his daughter's wedding on 
December 11, 1982. Attending were 
the following Sewanee alumni: DUVAL 


The Rev. Edward H. Harrison 
360 West Brainerd Street 
Pensacola, FL 32501 

Robert W, Daniel 

awarded an honorary degree from 
Kenyon College, during Kenyon's 155th 
commencement exercises last spring. 
It was the occasion of his retirement 
from the Kenyon faculty, which he 
joined in 1960. He was chairman of 
the English department from 1963 to 
1972. Professor Daniel is the author 
of the book A Contemporary Rhetoric 
and scores of articles and reviews for 
literary and academic publications, in- 
cluding the Sewanee Review since 1940. 
He will continue as an associate editor 
of the Kenyon Review while residing 


Robert A. Holloway 
5700 Sandalwood Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 

STEWART P. HULL, C, is retired 

New York corporation. He reports that 
his days are full with golf, tennis, health 
spa, and cards at the club. He and his 
wife have three grown children. 

The Honorable Fred Fudickar, 
Jr., C'35, who retired a year 
ago as judge of the Fourth 
District Court in Monroe, 
Louisiana, was the honoree- 
the victim in a sense- of a 
banquet "roast" held June 23 
in his hometown, concluding 
the city's Fred Fudickar Day. 
The affair was so large, with 
400 people attending, that it 
was held in the Monroe Civic 

A newspaper story about the 
roast quoted his priest as 
saying that Judge Fudickar 
was a man of great calling. 
"Every time he gets into 
trouble, he calls on me." 

In a more serious vein, a 
Monroe attorney said: "It 
takes more than a man of 
patience to be a good judge. 
It takes a man with a big 


Augustus T. Graydon 
923 Calhoun Street 
Columbia, SC 29201 

C, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has retired as 
administrator of the General Ordination 


of the General Board of Examining 

JOHN E. SCOTT, JR., C, has been 
a commercial photographer in 
Montgomery, Alabama, since 1946. He 
holds the Professional Photographers of 
America degree in photographic crafts- 

Gant Gaither, C'38, of Palm 
Springs, California, inspects the 
U.S.S. New Jersey as the guest of 
the secretary of the Navy upon 
the battleship's redeployment in 
late June. 


The Rev. William Mann 
Rt. l,Box32B 
Sewanee, TN 37375 

retired in January from teaching drama 
and speech with the University of Hawaii 
and two community colleges. He has 
also directed plays for the Community 
Theatre Groups. He will probably con- 
tinue to teach part-time this year. 

BEASLEY, C, and his wife, Marian, are 
living in New Delhi, where they are work- 
ing for the Agency for International 
Development (AID). A fellow alumnus, 
JOHN STEWART, C'58, and his wife 

Betty, are also with AID in New Delhi 
SAM W. SCALES, C, and his wife, 
Bette, live in Panama. He is act 
engaged in the insurance busines 
Latin America as executive officer of 
companies in Mexico, Guatemala, and 
Panama. They have three children 
two grandchildren. 

Driftwood, the home of Du- 
val and Marymor "Boo" Cra- 
vens of Sewanee, was the site 
of a three-day houseparty for 
several visiting alumni in 

Among the guests were 
Ashby Sutherland, C42, re- 
cently retired (to San An- 
tonio) chief counsel for In- 
ternational Nickel Company 
in Toronto, one of the 
world's largest conglomer- 
ates; Trapier Jervey, C43, re- 
tired from U.S. Steel Corpor- 
ation in Baltimore, and his 
wife, Marion, who was mak- 
ing her first trip to Se- 
wanee; Jim Cate, C'47, of 
Cleveland, Tennessee, former 
president of the Alumni 
Council, and his wife, Marg- 
aret; John Ransom, C'42, re- 
tired University registrar; 
Franklin Gilliam, C'46, who 
is moving his San Francisco 
bookstore to Charlottesville, 
Virginia, and Lt. Gen. Dur- 
wood "Pete" Crowe and his 
wife, Tullah, parents of a 
student in the College. 


George Albert Woods 
2200 Trowbridge Road 
Albany, GA 31707 

C, T'50, resigned as diocesan of the 
Diocese of East Carolina on August 

David M. Abshire, C, new 
ambassador to the North 
Atlantic Treaty Organization, 
spoke last spring to a packed 
house in Convocation Hall. 
He has served since 1973 as 
president of the Georgetown 
University Center for Strategic 
and International Studies. Mr. 
Abshire attended the College 
for a semester in 1945 before 
going on to West Point. 


DOUGLAS A. SMITH, N, general 
inager of WYFF-TV in Greenville. 
South Carolina, was honored recently 
Sunbelt Human Advancement 
Resources, Inc. for community ser 
_ _ ed the organization 
Community Service Award for helpii.„ 
the problem of child abuse 
ttention of the commur 
and for his work on the Hun 
Relations Commission in 1970, during 
desegregation of local schools. 

2304 North Ocoee Street 
Cleveland, TN 37311 

j MATLACK CRANE, C, is in social 
| work in Severna Park, Maryland. He 
helps the state hospital chaplain and 
occasionally gives dinner music with 
| his violin in the patients' dining room, 
wife, Betty, has just finished an 
H&R Block tax course. 

C presented a paper on plasma arc 
lamps to the 1983 Institute of Electri- 
cal and Electronic Engineers in May 
in San Diego. His selection for this 
honor is evidence of John's eminence 
in his field. 

C, is retired as dean of Virginia Seminary 
and is president emeritus of that insti- 
tution. He is a trustee of the Episcopal 
Radio-TV Foundation and is on the 

ard of directors of the Churches' 

nter for Theology and Public 

WILLIAM B. ELMORE, C, has joined 
the staff of the Diocese of South Carolina 
s deputy for administration. 

First Federal Sauings & Loan 
Chattanooga, TN 3 7402 

David M. Cleveland 


man in the metal preparation division 
at the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant. The plant 
is operated by Union Carbide 
Corporation's nuclear division for the 
Department of Energy. 

JAMES F. McMULLAN. C, lives in 
East Point, Georgia. He is a charter 
recipient of the Chartered Financial 
Consultant designation of the American 

SCHRAMM, C, had a heart attack a year 
ago but has recovered well. He was 
married about a year ago also. He is 
doing supply work in the Diocese of 
Long Island, 


Richard B. Doss 
5723 Indian Circle 
Houston, TX 77057 

GEORGE R. MOORE, C, is retired 
and raising Tarpan horses. He lives in 
Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania. 


R. Andrew Duncan 

100 Madison Street Building, 

Suite 203 

Tampa, FL 33602 

. n 

COLEMAN GOATLEV, C, is active on 
the transportation authority in 
Mi'ihournt', Florida, and in the business 
community there. He was enthusiastic 
about the recent Time article. 

EDWARD G. NELSON. C. has been 
appointed chairman and chief execi 
officer of Commerce Union Corporation 
in Nashville. He will also hold those s 
positions with Commerce Union Bank. 

career as a stockbroker, is now staff 
assistant at the Church of the Redeemer 
in Houston, Texas, 


and his wife, Mary, have three (n 
children and three grandchildren. He 
is very active in surgical practice, and 
is a private aircraft pilot with his 

WILLIAM C. HONEY, C, teaches 
at Old Dominion University in the 
business school. He recently passed 
the Virginia Bar Exam, also, and haB 
a contract with McGraw-Hill to write 
a book on business law. He 
MOULTRIE GUERRY, A'43, frequently 
and says he is a "marvelous point of 
recollection of Sewanee." 

commissioner of the Department of 
Conservation of the state of Tennessee. 

Guerrys Continue Service 

It is difficult to mention one member of Sewanee's illustrious Guerry 
family without mentioning another . . . and then another. Published 
side-by-side below are brief profiles of the Rev. Moultrie Guerry, C'21, 
former University chaplain, and his brother, the Rev. Canon Edward B. 
Guc. -y, C'23, GST'52. 

Moultrie and Edward Guerry are sons of the late Rt. Rev. William 
Alexander Guerry, bishop of South Carolina, who was also University 
chaplain (1893-1907) and professor and occupies a chapter in Men Who 
Made Sewanee, written, incidentally, by Moultrie Guerry and repub- 
lished by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ben Chitty. 

Their brother, the Rev. Sumner Guerry, All, C'15, was a missionary 
in China and served several churches in the South before his death in 
1951. He was also a University trustee. A fourth brother, Alexander 
Guerry, A'06, CIO, who graduated from the College when he was 
nineteen, was headmaster of Baylor School and president cf the Uni- 
versity of Chattanooga before becoming Sewanee's ninth Vice-Chancel- 
lor in 1938, serving until his death in 1948. 

Mr. Guerry continues an active 
ministry, working part-time at 
the Cathedral, preaching once a 
month, and visiting the sick in 
local hospitals and also parish- 
ioners twice a week. He is 
rector emeritus of St, John's 
Church on John's Island. 

"It's a wonderful thing to be 
able to work still. It keeps me 
from going to seed. Carrying 
on a part-time ministry- hard 
,to give up any congregation. 
They've all been precious to 

As a young college graduate, 
he steered clear of the ministry 
to avoid following in the foot- 
steps of his father and two 
brothers. He practiced law 
briefly after receiving a law 
degree from the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

After his father's death in 
1928, Canon Guerry carried 
through on "an inner compulsion 
to enter the ministry," becoming 


celebrated his fiftieth year in the 
Episcopal priesthood this 
summer. A reception in his 
honor was held following the 
morning service June 19 at the 
Cathedral of St. Luke and St. 
Paul in Charleston, South 

a deacon in 1932. He was an 
Army chaplain during World 
War II. Much of his ministry 
was spent as rector of St. John's 
Church and St. James's Church 
oh James Island. 
He and his wife, the former, 
Ella Marion Hoffman, will 1 
celebrate their forty-ninth 
wedding anniversary in February. 
They own a home on James j 
Island and enjoy gardening i 
for exercise. 


GUERRY began his ordained 
ministry in rural South Carolina, 
but less than eight years later; he 
was asked to return to the I 
Sewanee of his childhood to be 
the University's chaplain. .' 
In an interview published in 
the Piedmont Churchman 
(Diocese of Southern Virginia, 
November 1982) and written 
by the Rev. Wayne Wright, T'80, 
Mr. Guerry recalled some vivid 
memories of Sewanee. 

As a child he lived in the house 
that belonged to William Porcher 

"He was approachable by old 
and young alike," Mr. Guerry 
said of the famous dean and 
theologian. "His theology was 
impressive, but not he. He was 
so utterly unselfconscious, I 
suppose because he 'lost himself 
in what he was doing or think- 

Dr. DuBose is a major figure 
in Mr. Guerry's Men Who Made 
Sewanee, which began as a series 
of Lenten lectures about the 
University's founders while Mr. 
Guerry was chaplain. 

The love and respect students 
had for Chaplain Guerry were 
expressed in the following 
editorial published in the 
Sewanee Purple: 

"Mr. Guerry's weeks have nine 
days; his days have twenty-seven 
hours; his hours have seventy 
minutes. He never stops work, 
and he is never in a hurry. He 
never has too much to do; he 
just does it and does it amazingly 
well. He has more time for 
personal association than most 
people, but is never idle. One 
can always find him ready to 
devote all the time needed for 
a new problem without neglect- 
ing one of the multitude of 
duties which already press him 
for performance." 

For twenty years following his 
tenure at Sewanee, Mr. Guerry 
was rector of St. Paul's Church 
in Norfolk. Then he became 
chaplain at St. Mary's College 
in Raleigh where he remained 
until his retirement in 1966. 
His wife, Elizabeth Parker 
Guerry, died August 20 of 
this year. 


The Rev. W. Gilbert Dent III 
206 Magazine Street 
Abbeville, SC 29620 

JOHN W. BARCLAY, C, is now 
academic dean at Massanutten Academy 
in Woodstock, Virginia. 

is now the vicar of Trinity Episcopal 
Church in Abbeville, South Carolina. 
Mr. Dent made an outstanding record 
as the first director of development at 
Christ Church Episcopal School in 
Greenville. He was responsible for 
establishing the office and assisting in 
the formation of the Alumni Association 
now numbering more than 1,000. Under 
his direction the first alumni magazine 
and newsletter were published and 
regular alumni giving begun. Gil and 
his wife, Jamie, and their two daughters 
moved to the historic Abbeville parish 
in August. 


FREDERICK FISKE, C, is listed in 
Who's Who in Health Care, Who's Who 
in the East, and Notable An 


JR., is senior minister of Beckley (West 
Virginia) Presbyterian Church. He and 
his wife, Barbara, have four children. 

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & 


One State Street Plaza 

New York NY 10004 

NATHAN J. HARSH, C, has won a 
certificate of merit from the Tennessee 
Historical Commission for his contribu- 
tions to the study and preservation of 
Tennessee's cultural heritage, including 
the obtaining of a historic easement to 
the Indian mounds at Castalian Springs 
and his presentation of slide lectures 
dealing with early Tennessee furniture 

C, professor of surgery at Tulane 
University School of Medicine in New 
Orleans, has received the J. D. Farrington 

Award of Excellence from the National 
Association of Emergency Medical 
Technicians, Norman is actively involved 
in health care as a trauma surgeon, and 
is a frequent lecturer at both surgical 
and EMS meetings. 



Robert N. Rust III 
4408 Kohler Drive 
Allentown, PA 18103 

WILLIAM E. HANNUM, C, is resum- 
ing his teaching career after ten years 
in banking, and will teach English at 
Episcopal High School in Alexandria. 
He and his wife, Susan, have two chil- 

DR. JOHN J. STUART, C, has been 
promoted to associate professor of 
medicine at the Bowman Gray School 
of Medicine of Wake Forest University. 
He is a hematologist and his research 
includes work in hemophilia and other 
hereditary defects of coagulation. His 
wife, Dr. Carole Maxwell Stuart, is a 
clinical instructor in family and 
community medicine on the medical 
school faculty. 


EDWIN M. STIRLING, C, was elected 
to the Bishop and Council at the last 
convention of the Diocese of Tennessee. 
Ted is an active member of Otey 
Memorial Church in Sewanee. 

SS, has resigned as chaplain of the Church 
Farm School in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and 

A gleeful wedding party toasts Bobby Baker, C'63, and his bride, 
Wytene Commander, UNC'69, seated. Standing from left are Taylor 
Wray, C'63: Peyton Bibb, C'63; Frank Middleton, C'62; Bobby Baker, 
nonchalant; D B. Murray, C'64;Philip Plyler, C'65; Stuart McDaniel, 
C'64; Lindsay Little, C'65, and Joe "Skip" Hillsman, C'65. Tom 
Myers, C '63, was also a member of the party. 

will serve the Institute of Pastoral Care, 
an ecumenical counseling service for 
clergy and their families. 


Howard W. Harrison, Jr. 
16 South 20th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103 

wife, Sherrill, have one son, Nelson 
Meriwether. They had a two-week 
skiing trip in Austria with friends from 


The Rev. M. L, Agnew, Jt 
Christ Episcopal Church 
J 18 South Bois D'Arc Av 
Tyler, TX 75702 

his wife, Kim, just had their first baby, 
Christopher. Michael is an English 
professor at California State College 
in Bakersfield. His first book, 

Shakespeare's Lovers, came out in 1982, 
and he also works with a theater in San 
Diego during the summers called the 
La Jolla Playhouse. 
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We continue to see Lacy H. 
Hunt, C'64, quoted in national 
publications and interviewed 
on national television (McNeil- 
Lehrer Report and ABC 
News). Hunt recently made a 
major career advance when he 
left the Fidelity Bank to be- 
come chief economist for 
CM&M Group and president 
of a subsidiary company called 
CM&M Asset Management 
Company, Inc., which 
manages fixed income corpo- 
rate pension accounts. He 
spends one day a week on 
Wall Street for the CM&M 
Group and is in Philadelphia 
the rest of the week. 

William L. Stirling, C'64, is 
the new mayor of Aspen, 
Colorado. He took more than 
50 percent of the vote last 
April in a race with three 
other candidates, and, though 
it is a time-consuming job, 
he will continue to manage 
his real-estate business, Stirling 
Homes. Interestingly, Stirling 
was the reform candidate on 
the side of environmentalists 
in Aspen's struggle with the 
problems of excessive land 
development. Bill went to 
Aspen about thirteen years 
ago to perfect his skiing and 
is still on a Rocky Mountain 


Douglas J. Milne 
2825 Eldorado Avenue 
Jacksonville, FL 32210 

F. HOWARD MAULL, C, and his 
wife live in Albany, California, where 
he is the administrator of a non-profit 
organization, the McCormick Foundation 
which treats schizophrenics. He is 
beginning doctoral work at the Graduate 
Theological Union in Berkeley, and hopes 
to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament. 


John Day Peaks, Jr. 
159 Roberts Street 
Mobile. AL 36604 

T. SCOTT SMITH, C, and his wife, 
Fredlyn, live in Golden, Colorado, with 
their two children. Scott is assistant 
director of development at Loretto 
Heights College in Denver. 

Peterson Cavert 
First Mortgage Company 
Box 1280 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 

ROBERT L. FRIEMAN, C, has been 
■omoted to supervisor with th 
rcounting services division of Matthei 
Bender and Company of New York City, 
which publishes treatises on law 
taxation for attorneys, accountants, 
corporate executives. 

Joel A. Smith III 

Columbia, South Carolina, was n. 
Outstanding Young Banker of 
recently. He is senior vice-president 
and Columbia regional executive 
Bankers Trust of South Carolina. 


Thomas S. Rue 
124 Ryan Avenue 
Mobile, AL 36607 

HERBERT L. OAKES, JR., C, formed 
Acorn Pictures Limited in June of 1982 
with the support of ten London-based 
financial institutions. Acorn has 
completed its first Lewis Gilbert film, 
"Educating Rita," which stars Michael 
Caine and Julie Walters. The film had 
its Royal Premier on May 3 in 
presence of His Royal Highness, 
Duke of Edinburgh. 

working for the Lea Richmond Company 
(as in LEA RICHMOND, C'70) 
Atlanta, doing real estate development 

C, is playing the role of Aaron Levinsky 
in the drama, Nuts, at the Alley theater, 
with excellent reviews. He was a member 
of the Alley company and staff for nine 
seasons before he became the owner of 
Harvey's restaurant in 1980. 

C, and his wife, Sally, a beautiful little 
girl, Kathryn (Katie) Nichols Rhett 
on July 4. Katie weighed seven pounds, 
eleven ounces, which prompted Edmund 
to plan a trip to Las Vegas with the 
child as soon as she was able to travel. 


Jock Tonissen 
201 S. College St., 
Suite 1600 
Charlotte, NC 28244 


with emphasis on occupational medici 

the Johns Hopkins University 


Lanalee V. V. Lewis 
40 South Battery 
Charleston, SC 29401 


was married to Nancy Marsh Wynn 

n April 16, 1983. He is a former 

Sewanee Academy teacher as well as 

a Sewanee grad. 


N, Pendleton Rogers 
Windels, Marx, Davies, & Ives 
1701 Penn. Avenue N. W., 
Suite 940 
Washington, DC 20006 

wife, MARIAN (TAYLOR), C'74, have 
moved to Atlanta where Ed is now 
assistant headmaster at Holy Innocents' 
Episcopal School. Ed was dean of 
:udents at St. Andrew 's-Sewanee 
School, a position now occupied by 

been elected president of the American 
in Vicksburg, Mississippi, He 
previously the executive vice- 

on the faculty of the University of 
Chicago in the department of pharma- 
cology and physiology. He was also 
appointed lecturer in biological sciences, 
and spends his time doing drug abuse/ 
brain research. 

We take special pleasure in the 
newsletter from Dr. David F. 
McNeeley, C'72, about the 
work being done at Hospital 
Sainte Croix-Leogane in Haiti. 
Dr. McNeeley is hospital 
director and intimately 
involved in the attempt to 
extend medical help to 
250,000 people in the 
Commune of Leogane where 
no other hospital exists. 

He wrote last spring that 
the staff of ninety-three 
persons treated 19,609 out- 
patients at the hospital and 
35,000 persons in the mobile 
clinics during 1982. Another 
1,486 patients were hospital- 
ized in the sixty-two bed 
hospital facility. 

The mobile clinic program 
was expanded in a major way 
to nineteen mobile clinic sites 
and six horseback clinics 
opened in the mountains to 
provide health care to those 
persons who otherwise would 
have none. Dr. McNeeley 
wrote: "Most of this 
expansion in our public 
health work has been done 
'on faith,' and our main hope 
for 1983 is to find sponsorship 
and support for these horse- 
back and mobile clinics and 
for the training and support 
of village health workers in 
these remote areas." 


S. SCOTT BAGLEY, C, is chief 
of civil and international law at the 
Bitburg AFB, Germany, legal office. 
He will go from there to Air Force 
Logistics Command to work in its 
contract support division. 

married May 18 to Stanhope B. Denegre. 
They will both practice law in New 

and her husband recently welcomed 
their fourth daughter, Sadie Anne. 
She joins sisters Melissa, 7, Serena, 
5, and Robin, 3. 

C, has a new record on the market 
called "Walker of the Way." It is 
original music composed and perform- 
ed by Ted. 


Martin R. Tilson, Jr. 
Southern Natural Gas Co. 
P.O. Box 2563 
Birmingham, Ah 35202 

her husband, Peter, had a daughter 
Sarah Elizabeth, on January 12 it 
Oxford, England. She works for th* 
Oxford Institute of Archaeology, ani 
Peter works in Bath directing th> 
excavations of the Roman temple com 

ordained a minister in the Presbyteriai 
Church recently, and will also receivi 
his Ph.D. in the near future. He will 
be at Ensley Highland Presbyterian 
Church in Birmingham. 

THOMAS H. NEAL HI, C, has been 
a paramedic in Kansas City for seven 
years. He has a six-year-old son, Caleb, 

»ryr- Robert T. Coleman III 

/ \J The Liberty Corporation 

P.O. Box 789 
Greenville, SC 29602 

his wife, SARAH (SPRINGER), 
C'77, are living in Meridian, Mississippi. 
Tom has resigned from the Navy and 
is busy preparing for a civilian career. 
Sarah is practicing law with attorney 
Roy Pitts. 


KOCHTITZKY, C, was ordained to tht 
priesthood at Grace Church ir 
Chattanooga on April 10 by THE RT 

SUSAN ROCKWELL, C, was pictured 
recently in a Chattanooga newspaper. 
She is a financial aid officer for UTC 
and lent a hand in UTC's workshops 
to publicize financial aid. 


Billy Joe Shelton 
1824 Kirts Court 
Troy, MI 48084 

his wife, JEANNE (DORTCH), C'78, 
are expecting their first child. Jeanne 
plans to continue teaching math but 
will take a break from coaching. Mike 
works at Zep Manufacturing in Atlanta 
as office manager and information 
systems coordinator. 

and Brenda Pollard of McLemoresville, 
Tennessee, were married on April 23. 
He is project manager for McDevitt and 
Street Company in Nashville. 

married to Straiton Hard III in Atlanta 

77 William Du Bose III 

/ / 1323 Heatherwood Road 

Columbia, SC 29205 

visited the Mountain on his honeymoon 
with his Chilean wife in May. He has 
been with the same Latin American 
firm for almost six years. 

MARK HARBISON, C, and his wife, 
ANN (MENTZ), C*79, announce the birth 
of a son, Med, on March 2. 

C, was graduated from the Virginia 
Theological Seminary in May with an 
M.Div. degree, and was ordained to the 
diaconate at St. Thaddeus's Episcopal 
Church in Chattanooga on July 3. He 
will be at St. David's in Nashville, and 
he and his wife, KATHRYN 
(CURETON), C'80, are expecting their 
first child in April. 

recently received her M.B.A. and will 
be returning to Washington to work. 
She's eager to participate in the Sewanee 
Club there again! 

Elizabeth Ann Schroeder of Perrysburg, 
Ohio, were married on April 23. He 
received his J.D. degree at the University 
of Tennessee and is an associate attorney 
with Dearborn and Ewing in Nashville. 


Thomas H. Williams 
500 1/2 East Davis 
Tampa, FL 33606 


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training program at Commerce Union 
Bank in Chattanooga. 

HARRY and LARRY CASH, C, were 
written up in the Chattanooga News-Free 
Press in May. Harry is an associate in the 
law firm of Brown and Dobson, and 
Larry is an associate in the law firm of 
Strang, Fletcher. Larry is married to 
the former Sherri Graham, office manager 
at Merrill Lynch, and Harry will soon be 
married to Leaba Leach. 

is finishing his internship in surgery at 
Oklahoma Memorial Hospital and is 
ready to begin a residency ' in 
otorhinolaryngology. He and his wife, 
ANGELA (HERLONG), C'81, have a son, 
John Adam. They see DAVID FUNK, 
C*77, and his wife, LESLIE (APGAR), 
C'78, frequently. 


Tan Sceley 

191? Adelicia Avenu, 

Nashville, TN 37212 

Emily McAlister of Nashville - 
married in June, He is a graduate of the 
Owen School of Management of 
Vanderbilt University. 

BRIAN RICHTER, C, is completing 
his fourth year at the Salisbury School 
in Salisbury, Connecticut. He begai 
work towards his M.A. degree this 
summer. He has accepted the position 
of Class Dean beginning In the fall. 

married to Dave Flockhart on August 
6 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

C, married Jane Covington Stafford : 
ceremonies last April at Holy Trinity 
Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. 
The bride is a graduate of the University 
of North Carolina and teaches school 
in Charlotte. The groom is' a staff 
consultant at Arthur Andersen Company 
in Charlotte. 

now in Austin, Texas, working 
medical social worker in a large Roman 
Catholic hospital, 

Admissions Office 

The University of the South 

Sewanee, TN 37375 

his Master's in Theological Studies 
cum laude from the Virginia Theological 
Seminary in May. 

married July 9 to ANGUS WOODWARD 
GRAHAM III, C'80. Both of 
fathers are also Sewanee graduates. 

his wife, ELIZABETH (MOORE), C79, 
were expecting alot the last we heard 
from them. Bill should have received 
his M.A, in history from the University 
of Chicago, his first paper was to have 
been published in the French Colonial 
Africa Historical Journal, and, last, but 
certainly not least, Elizabeth was expect- 
ing twins in April!! 

LAURIE FOWLER, C, and a fellow 
lawyer, Vicki Breman, have opened 
permanent office in Atlanta for the 
Legal Environmental Assistance Foun 
dation. It is a non-profit public-interest 
law firm, and clients are not charged 
for the lawyer's services. They 
funded by foundations and individual 
and corporate contributors. 

The wedding of Tom Scarritt, C'79, and Linda Leigh MacDonald, C'79, 
celebrated May 14 in Pensacola, was a gala event with many Sewanee 
friends attending. Members of the wedding party included Carolyn 
Kinman, C'80; Clark Hanger, C'79; William Gilmer, C'79; Dr. Anderson 
Douglass, C'79, and Sonny Pritchett t C'79. 



ALEXANDER, C'83, were married last 
May in Trinity Cathedral in Colulmbia, 
South Carolina. Frank has been a 
student at the University of South 
Carolina School of Law and has been 
a member of the Law Review and the 
Moot Court Team. The bride is a 
graduate of the University of South 

uated from the Florida State University 
Law School in May of 1981. He is 
clerking for a law firm and studying for 
the Florida bar exam. 

Washington, DC 20002 

married on AuguBt 13 on Signal 
Mountain. Nick is a student at the Ohio 
State University College of Medicine. 

married August 27 to STACEY 
GORTON, C*81. 

recently awarded the Outstanding Young 
Educator of the Year award, given by 
the Monroe, Louisiana, Jaycees. He is 
the sophomore English teacher and 
assistant headmaster at the River Oaks 
School in Monroe. 

and Sheri Gail Johnson of Hendersonville, 
North Carolina, were married on August 
27. Mark received his master's degree 
in health administration from Duke 
University and is marketing staff assis- 
tant with MediFlex Systems Corporation 
in Evanston. 

temporary duty in Nashville while waiting 
for a class in surface warfare at Navy 
Officer Candidate School in Newport 
this spring. 



Chip Manning 

652 Arlington Place 

Mocon, GA 31201 

married August 20 to the Rev. Francois 
Bouga, professor of New Testament at 
the Faculte de Theologie protestant in 
Montpellier, France. She and her 

husband will reside in Montpellier while 
she continues her "maitrise en theologie" 
at the Faculte de Theologie. 

MARK ALAN LEWIS, C, has been 
managing editor of the West Plains 
Gazette for the past two years. It is 
a bi-monthly publication of Ozark history 
and nostalgia. Included in a recent issue 
were a poem by RICHARD 
TILLINGHAST, C'62, and an essay by 

married in All Saints* Chapel at Sewanee 
on July 30. They live in Atlanta, 


Kate F. Belknap 
3900 Shenandoah 
Dallas, TX 75205 


BARNETT, A'08, of Lake Charles, depart 

Louisiana, a retired lawyer and banker; Massac 

on June 13, 1983. He received both He rec 
his bachelor's degree and law degree from 

C'19, past president of the Tennessee 
Orthopedic Society and an orthopedic 
surgeon in the Knoxville, Tennessee, 
area for twenty-five years; on May 
14, 1983, of pneumonia in Alexandria, 
Virginia, where he had retired in 1972. 
After serving with the Army in France 
during World War I, Dr. Inge earned 
his medical degree in 1926 and a Doctor 
of Science in 1933 from Columbia 
University. He also taught orthopedic 
surgery while in Tennessee. 

C'20, a three-sport athlete while at 
Sewanee; on October 17, 1982. An 
Army officer during World War I, Mr, 
Burton was for many years a manufac- 
turer's representative for building mate- 
rials before hie 


, Texai 

JOHN CHIPMAN, JR., C'20, an inter- 
nationally recognized metals expert and 
one of the most distinguished scientists 
among Sewanee's alumni; on May 14, 
1983, at his home in Winchester, 
Massachusetts. Dr. Chipman won many 
honors in the United States and abroad 
for advancing the techniques of steel 
production by applying the theories 
of physical chemistry. He also played 
an important role in the Manhattan 
Project, in which many of the nation's 
most prominent scientists built the 
first atomic bomb during World War 
II. From a research standpoint he was 
called "the father of modern metal- 
lurgical thermodynamics." Dr. Chipman 
established his reputation in the early 
1930s when he worked as a research 
engineer at the University of Michigan. 
He also taught at the University of 

d later became head of the 
of metallu rgy at the 

its Institute of Technology. 
He received many awards and was granted 
honorary degrees from Sewanee, the 
University of Pennsylvania, the University 
of Michigan, and Hochschule-Aachen. 

A'21, C'25, owner of Singeltary Concrete 
Products Inc. of Bradenton, Florida; 
on March 30, 1983. 

longtime chief engineer for Lookout 
Oil and Refinery Company of 
Chattanooga; on May 12, 1983. Early 
in his career, Mr. Sanders was employed 
in the department of terrestrial 
magnetism at the Carnegie Institute 
in Washington and was an observer 
of magnetic fields. During this period 
of his career, he spent three years doing 
research in Africa. He retired in 1965 
after thirty-six years as chief engineer 
for Lookout Oil, a division of Armour 
and Company. 

JAMES JOSEPH GEE, C'28, a retired 
businessman and banker; on July 6, 
1983, after a long illness, in Carrollton, 
Mississippi. Mr. Gee received a bachelor's 
degree in 1929 from the University of 

H'71, retired teacher, missionary, and 
deputy of the Overseas Department of 
the Executive Council of the Episcopal 
Church; on July 6, 1983, in Florida. 
Shortly after his graduation from 
Sewanee, where he was salutatorian of 
his class and a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, Mr, Tate became headmaster 
of St. Paul's School of Camaguey, Cuba. 
Under his^ leadership, St. Paul's grew 
from an enrollment of twelve to more 
than 400, and the school came to be 
recognized as one of the outstanding 
education centers in Cuba. For his 
achievements, the Cuban government 

HENRY GASS III, C, received his 
mechanical engineering degree from 
Georgia Tech in May. He is with IBM 
in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the 
quality engineering department. 

William S. Stoney, C'20, with John Chipman, C'20, during a trip on the 
Mississippi coast the year of their graduation. 

presented Mr. Tate with the Cross of 
Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, the high- 
est honor bestowed upon outstanding 
citizens or foreigners for service, to 
the country. The United States govern- 
ment twice decorated him for his work 
as the American consular agent for the 
Province of Camgguey, and the bishop 
of Cuba presented him with the Bishop's 
Medal in recognition of leadership. 
After his return to this country in 1961, 
Mr. Tate was active in assisting Cuban 

C'33, of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a sales 
manager and former president of a broad- 
casting school; on June 23, 1983. He 
had been a Marine lieutenant during 
World War II. 

of Memphis, an employee of Sears, 
Roebuck & Company for more than 
thirty years; on May 30, 1983. Mr. 
Eason attended Southwestern at Memphis 
before transferring to Sewanee. He was 
an Army World War II veteran. 

C'33, president of Mallernee Realty 
Co. of' Franklin, Tennessee: In July 

retired vice-president and treasurer of 
Lodge Manufacturing Co. of South 
Pittsburg, Tennessee, and a past secretary 
of Sewanee's Alumni Council; on July 
20, 1983. He was a lieutenant 

commander in the Navy during World 
War II and was active in church and 
civic affajrs of his community. 

THOMAS, T'36, retired . after thirty 
years as| rector of Trinity Episcopal 
Church in Natchez, Mississippi; on 
May 12, 1983. A graduate of Missouri 
Valley College in 1925, Mr, Thomas 
served Churches in Alabama, South 
Carolina, i and Mississippi after .his or- 
dination in 1937. He was a chaplain 
in the r^aval Reserve for many years 
and was ■ active in local and diocesan 
affairs, i An avid reader and writer, 
Father Thomas had many articles pub- 
lished in church periodicals. 

JR., A'43, a past president of the 
Sewanee Academy Alumni Association 
and p retired Gordon, Texas, rancher; 
on August 1, 1983. 

T'43; vicar of St. Simon's Church in 
Conyers, Georgia, and archdeacon of 
the Atlanta metropolitan area from 
1963 to 1972; on December 26, 1982. 
A graduate of Louisiana State Uni- 
versity as well as Sewanee, the Rev. 
Mr. Womack was active in diocesan affairs 
and served churches in Louisiana before 
moving to Georgia. 

FRAZELL, GST'46, rector emeritus of 
St. Andrew's Church in Lake Worth, 
Florida, where he had been rector from 
1937 until his retirement in 1962; on 
May 29, 1983. He served in the Army 
during World War I, attended Nebraska 
Wesleyan, and was ordained to the 
priesthood in 1928, serving in Nebraska 
and Florida. 


A formation party for the Austin (Texas) Sewanee Club 

Order Gifts from Sewanee 

From time to time alumni ask how 
they can purchase special Sewanee 
items as gifts or for their offices and 
homes. The alumni office and the 
public relations office are trying to 
make more items available. 

The alumni office hopes to have 
available by Homecoming a new 
silk tie imprinted with the new 
coat-of-arms. In addition, a port- 
folio, containing a signed copy of 
William Alexander Percy's Sewanee, 
reprinted by Deric Beil, C70, and 
two signed and numbered artist's 
prints from the book should be 
available as a portfolio in time for 
Christmas. Katherine Pettigrew, 
C'82, has agreed to make a limited 

number of prints from her original 
woodcuts. Our readers should also 
be on the lookout for a beautiful 
pictorial essay about Sewanee due 
to be published in the spring. 

As an indication of the interest 
in such items, more than 700 orders 
were received for the special "Se- 
wanee Is Not a River" T-shirts as 
the result of one advertisement that 
appeared in the March issue of the 
Sewanee News. 

It is hoped that alumni will soon 
find it easy and convenient to order 
from the University Supply Store 
and that more special Sewanee 
items will be available. We will try 
to keep you informed. 

C49, an attorney and banker in Durham, 
North Carolina; on February 5, 1983. 
An Army captain during World War II, 
Mr. Lipscomb received his law degree 
in 1952 from the University of Virginia. 

DR. RICHARD McKEE, C'51, who had 
practiced medicine in his native Fort 
Worth, Texas, for more than twenty 
years; on August 14, 1983. After his 
graduation from Southwestern Medical 
School in Dallas, he. began his practice 
with his father and brother. An avid 
automobile enthusiast, Dr. McKee was 
a member of several vintage sport car 

chairman of the English department at 
St. Stephen's Episcopal School in 
Alexandria, Virginia; on July 12, 
1983, of a heart attack while visiting 
in Piney Flats, Tennessee. In the late 
1950s, Mr. Shell was affiliated with the 
family business of Wolfe Brothers and 
Company, manufacturers of church 
furnishings which made the bishops* 
chairs, diocesan seals, and other wooden, 
polychromed, and handcarved wooden 
work for All Saints' Chapel. He had 
done graduate work at General Theo- 
logical Seminary, the University of 
Virginia, and Catholic University of 

STORIE, C'52, rector of St. Paul's 
Church in Edenton, North Carolina; 
on May 9, 1983. Mr. Storie was grad- 
uated from Seabury Western Seminary 
in 1955 and was ordained to the priest- 

Enjoying a recent Sewanee Club gathering in New York are, from left, 
Robert Gaines, C'60; Mrs. Deric Beil; Arthur Ben Chitty, C'35 t and 
Deric C. Beil, C'70. 

hood the following January, subsequently 
serving churches in New York and 
Florida. Most recently he was rector 
of three churches in North Carolina. 

C'53, of Franklin, Tennessee, vice- 
president of Nashville's Athens Coating 
Inc.; on August 13, 1983, after a short 
illness. He was in the lumber and build- 
ing supplies business for many years 
before joining Athens Coating. He 
had also been a lieutenant in the Navy 
and was a communicant of St. George's 

retired Air Force major who received 
ROTC training at Sewanee where he 
was commissioned a second lieutenant; 
on January 6, 1982. He held degrees 
from Bethany College and the University 
of Arkansas, as well as Sewanee, and 
spent several years of Air~Force service 
in England and Spain. 

GODDARD, H'57, former University 
trustee; on June 7, 1983, in Marlin, 
Texas, where he had retired as suffragan 
bishop of Texas and where he had 
earlier served as vicar and then priest 
of St. John's Church for twenty-eight 
years. He was associated with many 
civic and charitable efforts in Marlin, 
including the establishment of a public 
library during the depression. 

Dallas, Texas, attorney, who had a dis- 
tinguished career at Sewanee, graduating 

optime merens; on June 14, 1983, after a 
short illness. A graduate of New York 
University Law School, where he was a 
Root-Tilden scholar and a member of 
Phi Delta Phi, Mr. Mount established a 
law practice in Dallas and during the early 
1960s served as a staff judge .advocate 
in the Texas National Guard. He was 
a member of St. Michael and All Angels' 
Episcopal Church and sang with the 
Oratorio Choir. As a student at Sewanee, 
he was a member of Pi Gamma Mu and 
Pi Sigma Alpha, political science honor 
societies, and he was a member of 

Gownsmen, and 
Alpha Epsilon; oi 
automobile accide 

member of Sigma 
ine 3, 1983, in an 
i Nashville. 

JR., T'63, a retired priest canonically 
affiliated with the Diocese of Atlanta: 
on March 29, 1983, at Pembroke, 
Georgia. A graduate of Mercer University 
and Yale Divinity School, the Rev. Mr. 
Stokes was ordained to the Baptist 
ministry in 1934. In the 1960s, he 
attended Sewanee and Virginia Theo- 
logical Seminary and was ordained 
deacon and priest. 

HARRISON, wife of Charles T. Harrison, 
emeritus professor of English and for 
many years dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences; on July 17, 1983. Mrs. 
Harrison studied at Mary Baldwin College 
and graduated from Wesleyan College 
in Macon, Georgia. She had served 
numerous terms as treasurer of the 
Emerald-Hodgson Hospital Auxiliary and 
was active in many other community 

widow of Bayard H. Jones, professor and 
dean of the School of Theology; on 
July 7, 1983, in Sewanee. A native 
of Visalia, California, Mrs. Jones had 
been a leader of the Episcopal 
>men in Tennessee and of other 
ons during almost forty-five 
resident of Sewanee. 







a Charleston, 

South Carolina, 

ttomey; on 


28, 1983, 

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studied at the 

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of Nashville, a political science 
graduate, a member of the Order of 

Distinguished Professor at Sewanee two 
years ago while on leave from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, where he taught 
for many years at the Wharton School 
and where he also wrote for the New 
York Times Syndicate and the New 
Leader and became well known for his 
tax -based income policy designed to curb 
inflation without throwing the economy 
into recession; on June 19, 1983, at the 
University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Mr. 
Weintraub and Marvin Goodstein, pro- 
fessor of economics at Sewanee, edited 
the book, lieaganomtcs in the Stagflation 
Economy, which was published earlier 
this year. 


Chancellor's Society 

The Society was founded to encourage unrestricted 
support of the University. During this time when capital 
gifts are also sought, gifts totaling as much as $10,000 in 
a single fiscal year constitute the basis for membership. 

Anonymous (3) 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Ayres, Jr.,C'49 

Dr. & Mrs. Evert A. Bancker C'21 

Louis A. Beecherl 

Mrs. Gaston S. Bruton 

Mr. & Mrs. Ogden D. Carlton II C'32 

Mrs. W. C. Cartinhour 

Gerald L. DeBlois C'63 

Kenneth H. Dieter 

Mrs. Arthur B. Dugan 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Duncan, Jr. A'43 

Mr. & Mrs. James A. Elkins, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. W. Hollis Fitch C'26 

Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Fooshee C'18 

Mr. & Mrs. Dudley C. Fort C'34 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Fowler A'47, C'52 

Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Guerry, Jr. C'39 

Mr. & Mrs. John P. Guerry A'43, C'49 

Thomas E. Haile C'36 

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Harbert III 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul N. Howell 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Hynson C'67 

Mr. & Mrs. Quintard Joyner C'20 

The Rt. Rev. & Mrs. Christoph Keller, Jr. H'68 

Dr. & Mrs. William A. Kirkland H'56 

Mr. & Mrs. C. Caldwell Marks C'42 

Mr. & Mrs. Burrell O. McGee C56 

Mr. & Mrs. Olan Mills II 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward R. Moore A'57, C'61 

Mrs. Robert H. Nesbit 

Mr. & Mrs. Prime F. Osborn HI 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Owen 

Mr. (d) & Mrs. Z. Cartter Patten H'62 

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Perkins, Jr. C'53 

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Preston, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Scott L. Probasco, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. William C. Schoolfield C'29 

Mr. & Mrs. W. Joe Shaw, Jr. C'47 

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert E. Smith, Jr. C'36 

Mr. & Mrs. Winton E. Smith 

Mrs. Alexander B. Spencer, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer III C'41 

Mr. & Mrs. Nick B. Williams C'26 

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin D. Williamson C61 

The Very Rev. & Mrs. G. Cecil Woods C'47 

Posthumous gifts and gifts in memory of 


Clarita Crosby 

Jessie Ball duPont 

James M. Fourrny, Jr. 

John K. Freeman C'28 

Octavia & Mary Love 

B. Humphreys McGee A'42, C'49 

Ella V. Schwing H'70 

Katherine Greer & Granville Cecil Woods 

Vice -Chancellor s and Trustees' Society 

Individuals who have contributed $l,000-$9,999 to the University of the South 
V . J 



. Lawrence Gibson 


& Mrs. Franklin t 

'. & Mrs. Theodore 


n S.Collier 
eM. O.Colton 


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tandall Holmes 


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Mr.& Mrs. J. L.C.McFad 
Mr. &. Mrs. Richard A. McC 
Mr. & Mrs. Lee McGriff, J. 
The Rev. & Mrs. William N 

Dr. (d)& Mrs. Henry Slacl 



>aniel B. Murray 

aert A. Nicho 

Thomas T. Phillips. 



1 Mis. W.Kyle Rolf 

Bishop Quintard Society 

tributed $500— $999 to the University of the South 

Individuals who h 


r. & Mrs. La 

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rs. Hervey Iv 

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r. &. Mrs. Be 

Ir. & Mrs. Da 

r. & Mrs. Alv 

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Ur.&Mrs. James W. Shelter 
Mr.& M». William W. Sheppard 


Fred W. Shield 

Jr - Mr. &. Mrs. Wogan S 

Mr. 4 Mrs. William A. Shoiten III 

MicluH K. Sierchio 

Richard E.Simmons, Jr. 
TheRi.Rev.& Mrs. Bennett J. S 

The Rt. Rev. &. Mrs 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul L.Sloan, Jr. 
Mr. & Mrs. W. Kirk Snouffer, Jr. 

d'cJ M™ W '^ 0U " 

Mrs. John H. Soper 

Mr. & Mrs. Milton V. S pe ncer 

Mr & Mrs. William R. Stamler, Jr 

Mr. & Mrs. C.Houst 

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L.Sterne 
Mr. i Mrs. Charles R. Stevens 

Dr. & Mrs. Robert G 


Thomas A. Boardm 
Mx.& Mrs. Marshall 


. & Mrs. Elbert Hoope 
rs. Reese H. Horl 
The Rev. & Mrs H. Hunt 


rs. Thomas S.Tisdal 




rs. Joe H.Tucker, Jr 

rs. Thomas J. Tucker 

rs. C.Nicholas Turne 


.Irs. Da 

vidC. Tyrrell, Sr. 




Leighton H.CoUin 
Talbert Cooper, Jr. 






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Mr i\lr 
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..ThomasS. Kandul, Jr. 

.. William K. Kershner 



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(ev.i Mr 

by B.Stovall 

Mrs. Sid, 

ey J.Stubbs 

! Rev.& Mrs.Hcnr: 

C. P. A. Taylor 


&. Mrs.Willian 


Lelia Abercrombie $100.00 

Clarita Crosby $4,200,000.00 

James M. Fourmy, Jr $77,612.78 

John K. Freeman $14,293.88 

D. Philip Hamilton $43,165.53 

Lucile Atkins Hamilton $37,081.46 

Octavia and Mary Love $50,176,01 

Elizabeth C. MacTaggart $6,370.69 

Z. Cartter Patten $25,000.00 

Daisy Cantrell Polk $2,500.00 

Datus E. Proper $500.00 

Ella V. Schwing $222,180.20 

Gladys Roby Spaar $2,000.00 

John L.Terry $1,000.00 


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Albatross Graphics 

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Arthur Andersen A. Co. Fdn. 


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Ford Motor Co. Fund 

The Fortnightly Club 
John W. Fowler Agency 


MacDowell Hardwood, Inc. 
The Maryland Co., Inc. 

The FreewalCo. 

Insurance Co. 
James Matthews Realty & Audio 

Charles A. Frueauff Fdn. 

May Held Corp. 


Maytag Homestyle Laundry 

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Robert M. Gamble & Associat 

Lee McClain Co., Inc. 
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* Tom McKay, Photographer 

Gannett Newspaper Fdn. 
The Garrett Corp. 
General Electric Fdn. 
George's Package Store, Inc. 
Daniel Gilchrist Co. 

Thomas M. McKeithen Agency 
The Mead Corp., Fdn. 

Memphis-Plough Community Fdr 
Merck Co. Fdn. 
Merrill Lynch and Co. 

C. M. Gooch Fdn. 

Fdn., Inc. 
Metropolitan Life Fdn. 

Mid - Atlantic Moving & Storage 


Hall Real Estate Co. 

Louise Porcher Neely, Harwell &. Co. 

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Cecil Sims, Jr. 

Rogers Kelley 

Lt. Gen. William E.Kepner 

Mary D. Sligh 

Reynold M. Kirby-Smith, Jr. 

G.H.Miller Smith 

Gladys Daniel Smith 

The Rev. A. Stratton Laurence 

Graham Stevens 

Theresa Lunt 

John Charles Stewart 



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Mr. 4 Mrs. Ernest H. McBec 
Leonard V. McBec 

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Carolyn Wcrrtz**™ 

The Rev. Alfred R. McWilliams 


Norma & P. A. Meriwether 

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alph W. Kneisly 

Mr.& Mrs. John C.Marshall 

Mr. & Mrs. M. Lee Marston 
Dr.& Mrs. Benjamin F. Mart 
Mr. & Mrs. JamcsS. Martin 

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r. & Mrs. Thomas C. Stevenson III Mrs, Bonlta I. Travis 

r. & Mrs. Edgar A.Stewart The Rcv.i Mrs. William B. 
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f. &. Mrs. William C.Stiefel, Jr. Mr.& Mrs. Ralph T.Troy 

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. Col. & Mrs. Albert W.Stockell Ms. Martha Louise SnellTuck 

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s.Robert B.Tunstall 
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E.Olllne Summers 
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choir director, "confer" about the convocation program. 
(Photo: Lyn Hutchison) 



Other Individual Donors 

. & Mrs. Lynn Glover 


s. William F. Block 

rs. William Gregg (Rel.) 
Edward M.Gregory 

. Ralph A. Groves 

. & Mrs. C.J. Gu 


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ynch Christian 

d e Ross „ H 

ell, . 


.&. Mrs. Jacob M.Dickinson III 
sjane E. Church Mr> & Mrs. Charles I. Dlehl 

t, George Clark M rs, George F. Dietrich 

& Mrs. John D.Clark Mr , & Mrs. Carl Dixon 

&. Mrs. Pat L.Clemens Willoughby J. Dixon 

& Mrs. Richard B. Donaldson Th< 
& Mrs. William E. Do rio: 

.G.Dozier, Jr 

& Mrs. Clifford D 
&. Mrs. John R.H; 
&. Mrs.CharlesS. 

;.C.Edson Hart 


. James C.Barfiu) 
i. David S.Barke 

[Century Club continued 

; Mrs. Ho yd W. Eamon 


hn F. Way mouth. 


William P. 

Witsell, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs 

John J.Wittrig 

William G. 

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v. & Mrs. Milto 

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& Mrs. Jon 
& Mrs. Care 
Sally Burt 

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& Mrs. Eve 
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The Hun. & Mrs. Ed 

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Wilkinsi 
Mrs. Emily V. Shelter Willia 
3ary Williams Mrs. J. Randolph Wil, M« 

John C.Worrell 

Mr, 1^ 1 


rtG. Wright in 

ordon E. 

Mrs. John 

P. Wright 

Hunter Wyatt-i 
Albert E.Wyn 


Villiam Flow 

sK.Yeary Dr. & Mrs. Ed 

iton D.Williamson 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald E.Wilson / 

Mr. A Mr* trihnW Wilton ^- , 

. & Mrs. Ernest L.G 
-. Bruce E. Gatbrai 

Gaillard T 

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Mrs. Jefferson D.McMariwi 

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Mrs. William L.McPherson 
Franklin J. McVeigh 



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Mr. & Mrs. Carlen Jones 

M.B. Medio ck 

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Rabbe 

Dr. 4 Mrs. William B. Wadloy 

M r. 4 Mrs. Olin T . Me ff ord , Jr. 

Mr. & Mr. Frederick Steckwin 

Mr. 4 Mrs. John C. Wagenknecht 

Mfss DoloresE. Wagner 

Mr. 4. Mrs. Robert Kirk Walker 

Miss Sara H. Mich din 

Miss Mattie Effinger Ratcliffe 

Mr. 4 Mrs. John A. Wallace 

Mr. & Mrs. David D. Red 

Mrs. Marshall B.Stewart 
Mrs. James Stirling 

Mrs. William Joseph Wallace 


D h r\ R Mn. e An & dre 1 wH A Milk'r Mi ' kt 

Mrs. William A. Red fern, Jr. 
Mr. & Mrs. Lavon Reed 
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Regan 

Mr.4 Mrs. Earll C. Waller, Jr. 
Miss Fannie H. Walters 

Mrs. Nathan Kaminski 
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Kendig 


Prof. & Mrs. Ben L. Reid 
Mr. & Mrs. Jerome P. Relff 

Dr. & Mrs. M.David Stockton 
Mr. & Mrs. H.French Stokes 

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W.Walton 
Mr. 4 Mrs. Hutburd Wamplor 

Mr.4 Mrs. Frank Kenefake 

The Rev. 4 Mrs. Edwin G.Wappler 

Scott Kennedy, Jr. 

Mr.4 Mrs. Arthur B.Ward 

Dr. & Mrs. Dale E. Richardson 

Mrs. JamcsC. Ward 

Dr. & Mrs. Gordon M. Kimbrell 

H.W.orH. A. Richardson 

FASt?"^' 1 ' 

Mr. & Mrs. J.N, Kin cell 

Dr. Elizabeth W. Kirby-Smith 

Miss Florence H. Ridley 

David E. Watson 

Mr. & Mrs. William G. KJrkpatrlck 

MTT h ho r m"s°w e M ore 

Jon Robere 

Mrs. Peggy Sue Stubble field 
Miss Louise S.Slurgls 

Mr.4 Mrs. William T.Watson III 

Dr. 4 Mrs. David E. Klemm 

Mrs. Gladys R. Roberts 

The Rev. 4 Mrs. Charles M. Watts 

Dr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Knoll 

Miss Sarah B.Sturtevant 

Mr.4 Mrs. William M.Way 

Mr.' & Mrs. William d' Morgan 

Mrs. Thomas A. Roberts 

Mr. 4 Mrs. Walter L. Sullivan 
Prof. Lewis A.Sumberg 

Harold Weathorby 

Dr.4 Mrs. John M.Webb 

Mr. 4 Mrs. Victor Dale Swlfl 

L & „„ 1LaPlanie 


Maj. & Mrs. William C. Robinson 
Rupert O. Roe it, Jr. 


Mr.4 Mrs. W. Bradley Weeks 

Mrs. Regina Mills Rogers 


Patricia M.Weiss 


The Rm™ m" Maurice W. 

Mr, 4Mrs.JohnT.Rohde,Jr. 
Mrs. Murray Brown Root 
Mrs. A. Clay Roquemore 
Billy F. Rose 
The Very Rev. & Mrs. Lawrence 

Mr.4 Mrs. Edwin P. Welteck 

Mrs. E. Nancy Bowman Ladd. 
Mrs. F.Richard LaMar 

Mr. 4 Mrs. Edward W. Mullins 

Dr. D.Stanley Tarbell 

Mr. 4 Mrs. H. Simmons Tate, Jr. 

Mr. 4 Mrs. Herman J. West 
Olin West, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. LeQuire 


Miss Mary H. Newby 

Mr. 4 Mrs. William T. Newell, Jr. 

Mrs. Catharine T.Ross 
Mr. & Mrs. Neil Ross 
Mr. & Mrs. William C.Ross 
Mr. 4 Mrs. W. T.Rossiter 
Mrs. LeeC.Rountree 

Dr. 4 Mrs. James G.Taylor 
Mr. 4 Mrs. John R. Taylor, Jr. 
Mr. & Mrs. Peter H. Taylor 
Miss Shirley L.Taylor 

Dr. William Weston, Jr. 
Mrs. Marjorie W. Wheat 
Mrs. Raymond Wheeler 
Mrs. Laura H. Whipple 

Mr. 4 Mrs. M . S. Wig gin ton 

Miss Margaret E. Newhall 

Mrs. Kathryn Trimble Theus ' 

Mr. 4 Mrs. A. Bailey Lewis 

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory M. Nicholas 
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Nicholas 

Mr. & Mrs. Louis D. Rubin, Jr. 

Mr. 4 Mrs. Claude B. Thomas 



Miss Clare Nichols , 

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Russell 
Dr. &. Mrs. Richard L. Russell 

Mr. 4 Mrs. Frank Thomas, Jr. 
Mr. 4 Mrs. Henry E.Thomas 

Mr. & Mrs. Addison K.Wills 

Mrs. J. Lewis Thompson, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. W. Ridley Wills 11 

Thaddeus C. Lockard, Jr. 
Mrs. Roger Sherman Loomis 

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Mrs. Beecher M. Rutledge 

Dr. 4 Mrs. 0. Cromwell Tidwell 
Mrs. Blanche V.Tipton 

Mr. & Mrs. Jay Toevs 

Mrs. Archie S.Wilson 
Mrs. Clarence T.Wilson 

Maj.4 Mrs. D.Thomas Lotti (Ret.) 

Mrs. Nell O'Keeffe 


Mrs. Mark M.Tolley.Sr. 

Mr.4 Mrs. H.L. Wiitscc 
Mr.4 Mrs. Robert H.Wlnkels 

Mr. & Mrs. S. K.Oliver, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Billy F. Tomes 

Harold E.Trask, Jr. 

Mrs.Bctte L. Winters 

Miss Marye Trezevant 

Dr. & Mrs. Charles P. Wofford 

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Mr.4 Mrs.Alfred C.Schmutze 

*Mr. & Mrs. George F. Trigg, Jr. 

Dr. 4 Mrs. Bernard P. Wolff 


.4 Mrs.C.Gresha 

. & Mrs. Charles 

The Rev. & Mrs. J. H. Pa: 

rs Elizabeth C.Mask 
rs. Carolyn H. Mathas 
r. 4 Mrs. Charles W.Mai 
is. Sarah T. Matlock 

Mrs. Luther F.Shi 
Mrs. Cleo Sherrill 

-. & Mrs. Joseph S. Sims 
r. 4 Mrs. Joseph W. Sledge, 


Freshman orientation meeting on the quadrangle. 


College Alumni Giving 

E.Rogland Dobbins 
JohnC.Eby + 




■ enry C.Cortes, Jr. 
'.Houston Crozier, 















M J. Ripley Greer, jr. 




William P.WitscII. Jr 
Marvin H.Wrighl 






•eorge Bowdoin Craighill, 

Leslie McLaur 
Thomas A. Ro 




arker ** 

William f. McGehee, Jr. 



Arch Peteet, Jr. 

Oney Carstaffen Raines 


is Fitch t 

William C.Schoolfield t 

Gilbert G.Wright I 


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rt H.l'i 

Hateley J.Q 



WUliam C. Alklnson(d) 
J.C. Brown Burch •* 
D.St. Pierre DuBosc + 

James R.Hel 
William R.H« 
Hugh B.Whi 




William J. Ball* 


20,0s - 31 


ton C.Cobum 
arlesH. Douglas 
dley C.Fortt 

William G. Crook* 

Frank Johnstone Dana 

Bertram C. Dedman, Jr.+ 

Harold Eustis •• 

Phillip William DeWolfe 

John H.Duncan •• 

Marshall i . Ellis 

Walter M. Hart 

James V.Gillespie *• 

Theodore C. Hey ward, Jr. 

.. Lee McGriff, Jr. ■* 

Francis H. Holmes •* 

Jack F.G.Hopper'* 

William M.Spencer 111 + 

Benjamin Phillips, Jr. + 

John E.Scott, Jr. 

Albert W. Stocked 11 + 

Samuel B.Strang 


Hunter Wy alt-Brown, Jr. + 

Class Agent 


. Alexander (d) + 
Gillespie, Jr. "• 

t ; ranc is D. Da 

William B.Cuningham 
Reginald H. Helvenston (d) 
John C. Huffman 



Eugene N. Zeiglei 




oster • George J.Wuint-r, Jr. * 

Fowler t Desmond Porter Wilson 

Goatloy Bertram Wyntt-Brnwn 4 

KiW^ '54 

B. Ivey Jack son, Sr. • Class Agent 



25 % $4,050 

James R. Brumby 111 + 

Rex Pinson, Jr. 
Ison Currin Snij 
nford K, Towar 

C. Judson Child, J 
Thomas R. Ford 


Class Agent KC\ 

JohnP.Guerry OXJ 

WarnerS.Watkins. Jr. + 
Ben E.Watson + 

William R. Wolfe + 
Samuel W.Wysong 111 
George D. Young, Jr. 


Richard B, Doss 


. Allis. 



Dewey Arnold, Jr. ,: 

Joe. F. Atkins, Jr. James T. Alves 

Ray H. Ave re tt, Jr. F. Clay Bailey, Jr. •• 

Julius Preston Barclay W.Warren Belser, Jr. •• 

old 1 


i J. Fitzhugh + 



Class Age, 

udley Colhoun, 

C.Eugene Donnelly 
Richard B. Doss + 
Parker F. Enwright 

James W. Gentry, Jr. ■ 

Thomas A. Lear + 

John Harold Marchand, Jr. 


Banks, Jr. + 
j.T.Beauregard HI 
P. Bridges 
G. Cate, Jr. « 
th E. Clarke + 
.Collier *» 

Gilbert F. Gilchrist 4 Fred H. Montgo 

Henry B, Gregorie, Jr. Walter McN airy 

JohnP.Guerry + James E. Moss + 

WBlHarweU Ho'well Sedgwick LewisSim 

For the fall production of Vanities Professor Gilbert Gilchrist directs 
Jackie Stanton, Karen Pelfrey, and Mary Louise Keenan. This play wo 
one of several Purple Masque productions planned for this year. 


College Alumni 



Class Agent 
Douglas J. Milne 





Charles R. Hamlltoi 

T. John Grlbblo 
Robert I'. Hare IV ' 
KenlS. Henning + 

J. Waring McCrady 
William W.Moore 4 
Gerald A. Nelson 

Clayton H. Farnham + 

Frederick R. Freyer, Jr. + 
William Hinrichs Jenkins 
David C.Johnson + 
Thomas S. Kandul, Jr. • 

Oliver KipkM 
Joseph T. Jc 

H. Phillip Sasnett + 
John TaylorShephei 
James Mark ham Siglei 
Gerald H.Summers • 

s McDowell III -t 

.Tomlinson 111* 




John Vincent Flei 
Dudley Clark !■ or 
Bruce Green + 
William Russell Jc 

John Richard S 



HwL'&to£Z'ST,' + 

James R.Stew 

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wX k m in H G Byr U nes OU8hS ' Jr ' 

Claude T.Sull 
James Taylor, 


Dale Levan Carlberg, Jr. + 

John P. Thorn 

hapleigb Boyd III + 

Robert L.Coleman III 

William H. Thr 

Robert P. Davis + 

ard Clark Edgin 

Charles P. Donnelly III 

John D.Duncan 

James Farlow\ 

J ford M.Gearinger + 

Richard C.Win 

ip G. George + 

masH. Greer, Jr. + 

Walter B. Gibson + 

Wilson W. Wya 


cik Charles Jones * 

Donald W. Griffis •• 

es Arthur King, Jr. 

Edward L. Groos 


vard J. Lefeber, Jr. + 

Taber Hamilton III 

Class Agent 

:ild I' at ion Macleod, Jr 

G.Kenneth G.Henry 

Lacy H.Hunt 11 + 

189 members 

m w M eule n b erg' '//'+* 

John P. Ingle 111 



ncisG. Middlelon + 

William W. Kirby-Smith 

James H.Aber 

mas R. Moorer 

Christopher P. Kirchen + 

David K.Broo 

<s, Jr. 

On a football afternoon, Vice-Chancellor Ayres and Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert S. Lancaster greet each other across the sideline fence. 




s Agent 
alee -Cissy " 


S6.2SS 27% 

Barbara J. Reld Bedford 
iphen E. Adorns + Erlc v ' n «nt Benjamin + 

hn Dlsquc AgHcola Margaret D. Binnlckert 

rberi W.Anderson 111 E " Elliot ' Wallace Bishop 


Craig V. Bledsoe 

Beeler Brush • 
f John Porch er Bryan, Jr. 

John Elliott Bear + 
Jerry Wayne Bradle; 

. Morgan Eiland ' 

Rube rt Pepin Jones III 
Rutherford L. Key, Jr. + 
Joseph Allen Kicklightei 

William S. Fleming 
Jonathan S. Fletch 
Frederick H.Forsie 
William B.Harwell 
Edward V.Wk 

Edward P. Kjrven 

Tracy L.Llghtcap 
Vola Wesley Mansfield HI 
William K.Martin 
PauIC. P.McIlhenny 
WUUanvA. McLean 
John E. Merchant 
Robert M. Miller 
Gary L. Murphy 
Billy B. Napier 
Frederick B.Northup 

George William Speck + 
Frederick Sleeker IV 
Walter Craig Stuckey 
Larry J. Thompson 
Harold EugeneTrask,. 
William N.Tunnell.Jr. 
Michael Wilson Underw 
Michael Dawson Usry 
Stephen T.Waimey + 





Randolph D. Love •• 
William Golden McBrayert 
Millard Fillmore McCoy 111 
John Joseph James McGou 

Christine Mignery Mansfk'l 
Archibald McLeish Martin, 
William C.Mauzy . 
Hunter McDonald HI 

ieph Edgar Moser HI + 
iusH. Mullins, Jr. + 
ink W. Mumby IV + 
as Horry Parker 
ry Lynn Patten Priestley 

. Dowling + 

R. B. Elbergcld, Jr. ' 
Donald Jackson Ellis 
Henry Burnett Fishburne 

David P. 


R. Boyd 

John N. 1 


David L. 

William F 


Donald G 


Emily V. Shelter 


Michael Robertson Lumpki 
David L.Martin HI 
David Wilkle Mason 
Laurie Rkc Matorazzo 
LlndaC.Moye« + 
Ellis O.Moyflold, Jr. + 
Edward T. McNobb, Jr. 
Robert Doughs McNeil •• 
Laurin McCullum McSwoIn -I 
John B. Mflward 

Karen R.Gibson Moss 

i Irvln Sunlfield 

David L.Smith 
Thomas Calvin Stevem 
Isobelle M, KaU Strings 
Barbara Lawlor Stuort 
William Albert Sullivan 
William D. Tankerstey 
5 SusanE.Swafford Ta) 


George C. Paine 



i. Douglas Stirling 
Albert Wright Stock 
Edwin Bruton Stran 

Stephen J 

i David Strt 


n M. Cutler, Jr. 

ierickB.Dent.Jr. ■ 
'rence H. Dimmitt 

David Ung 

Wilson G. Russell* 
Steven W.Sanford • 
Donald S.Shaplelgh, 

irod fo r<J*Whitn ey 
jory James Wilso 
Y.Womack 11 + 

im^S' wm&m 

The rejuvenation of the Sewanee Club of San Antonio brought smiles 
to club leaders, from left, Sam Boldrick, C'80; Craig Wilson, C82; 
Beeler Brush, C'68, and Scott Anderson, C'80. 


College Alumni 


US (1) 1 



nald Lee Davis 1 
eph B.DeLozier 
a 1'. Springer Do 

I + 

n aid so 

E™;£:: 75 

Franklin O 

Wicks. Jr. 

Class Agent 

Sally TownscndColHns 

Katherine L. Fields* 

John Ray Jac 


Harriet Diann Blak 

Patricio Co 

cman WJk 

R obcrt T. Cole 

m Johnston 

William Arnold She 


rham Win 

298 members 

Sarah Elizabe 

h Kelly 

Michael Keith Sier 

wnlun Sp,' 




SI, 9 


Frances Eorle Dennis 

E. Dean Gillespie, Jr. 

Sam Delk Ken 
Jennifer A. R 

y Klein + 

Geoffrey von Slag! 

John Lucas Ar 

mislead II 

Richard Dew 

James Martin Grater 

Ruth L. Laigle 

James Raymond Sp 

John Green lie 

William Emor> 



Class Agent 

2S5 membt 



William A. Dorlch, Jr. + 

Suson Rebecca Hall 

Steven Christ 

pher Lembe 

sis David CarletonTu 

Lucie BetheaEarharl 

Ellen H. Rogers Hamilton 

Bayard ShieldsTyr 

y, Jr. 

Joan Phillips Harris 

John Henry H 

Kenneth Anth 

Helen T. Zeiglcr Ellcrbe 



rs Paul Hughes 1) 
Edward C.Brc 
Edward C.Buc 

vcr 111 
Blond Com 

Jan WilllnmsEvridge 
Katherine Adair Ewin Fau 
Sarah W. Bailey Fitzsimon 

Christopher K. Hehmeyer 

s Hervey 

Lila HughesWotker Hicks 

*- Carrie L.Lok 
Nancy G.Bell 

Kathryn Lu K 

y Mauzy 


Timothy Scott Holder 

Mark Stephen 

Class Agen t 

nn Willsee Hard 

Michelle Anne Ma 
David Richard Jef 
Philip Hill Jones 

John m. Camp III + 


J.Lusler Dortcll* 

Claudia P.MacGowan Kirk 

Josephine Wills Keliey 

Gaston CesorRaoul III + 

Margaret Carolyn Barr 

Charlotte V.Smith Lammars 

Pamela A. Smotherman 

7aml7R N c'ovm P e "on T !'*jr. 

Mary E. Foster Berry 

Allan Gordon Mathls, Jr. + 

Donna K.Cook Lodge* 

Beverly Lynn Belt Schupper 

V Samuel Neili Boldrick III + 
Robert Patrick Campbell HI 

Michael S.Crowe 
Catherine Zimmerman 


y A.Guerard Grimes + 

Marlon McCluro 

Kevin Joseph March etti 

John Barclay H. Scovil, Jr. + 

arct E.Weathcrly Haigh 

Jefferson Allen McMahan 

Martha Elizabeth Cook 

EorlH. Devanny 111 + 
William Henry Eddy. Jr. 

Bruce D. McMillan 

John Franklin Shriner, Jr. 

Wayne Floyd Davis 

s F. Hannifin* 

Charles William Smith 

Suzanne L. DeWalt 

Stuart Harrison* 

Robert Horace Miller III 

Helen T. McCrady Smith 

James Patrick Dilworth 

is Ronald Hejna 

Elizabeth Lamb Mills 

Klmberly Sue Matthews 

Lawrence E.Stewart 

David Brewster Dobie + 

Marian Taylor England 

e Ann Hoffman •• 

Helen Greer Mlnlc 

Michael Lee McAllister 

L.Janette Taylor 

Phillip Anthony Dortch 


Matthew Kerr Newton 

Atlee Ann Valentine 

Ivy BrattonHedgcock 

James Conlin Pace 

Gregory Gaut McNair 

C.Stephen Vinson 

David Dunn-Rankin 

Sally Burton Walton* 

on L. Muehlberger 

Donna Neunlist Patrick + 

Charles John Nabit 

Cameron Joseph Welton 4* 

Susan Stulls FuIIJames 
Martha R. Glueck 

John Andrew Nelson 11 * 

Rebecca A. Jordan Welton + 

Alfred Edmond Forstall, Jr. 


Michael Denis Payne 

George Bayard Noxon 

Mary Susan Wilkes* 

ryrt E. Bflce Kuklish 

Kathryn W. Noxon 

Philip Lewis Williams* 

Emily Ruth Fuhrer 

Don Cox Pippen 

Thomas Hunt Williams 

Theodore Bratton Gass 

John Wesley Pope 

Edward John O'Brlan IV 

Sara Lynne Willis 

Frank J. Greskovich III 

olm Kingsley Lewis, Jr. 

Elizabeth H. Duncan Powers 

Lillian Sue Wiygul 

Lee Bradford Guerry 

en S. Recknagel 

Michael Turner Rast 

Mark Kevin Parsons* 

George T. Wolff, Jr. 

Kathryn Louise Hall 

. Kathleen M. Jacks Wolff 

Emily Butler Schultz 

Maibeth Jernigan Porter* 

CarolE. Taylor Worsham 

Clifford B. Hayes III 

Charles B. Hill II 


L. Leach Mayrield + 

Earl A. Shores* 

Nelson Harwood Puett 

Frank Weston Benson 

Phillip E.Hejl* 

MUner McCary + 

Richard Earl Simmons III + 

Kathryn Diane Sheffield Ro 

John Wilkin Hill* 

Jutlanne M. Williams Sinclair 

t- Jeffrey William Runge • 

Mary Margaret Huffman 

Stephen H.Smith + 

Virginia Deck Runge • 

MU^IWllH* 8 !' 


nia L.Hoover McLaurin + 

Peter HafnerSquIre 

Kenneth M. Schuppert, Jr. 


lone L. McKenzieJoiner 
Michaels. Kelly* 


rhompson Mefford 111 

Susan Carol Simpson 


Laird Jeffrey Kendall + 

Jack H. Lefler 11 
Marc L. Llbcrman •• 


Doyle Oiwell, Jr. 
erine Fordyce Peake 

B. Fielding Turlington + 
Alison Jane Tyrer 
Carla Sha Van Arnam 

Jane Hart Sublet! 

Martha Louise Snell Tucker + 

328 members 52dono 
16% $4,365 

Kathryn Cureton Larisey 

O. Grifrin Phillips • 

Mark Leland Whitney 

Beatrice Stephens Vann 

Christine A. Cross Wicks 

Elizabeth Vance Watt 

Benton D.Williamson + 

1 L-Aui.hff IIU 


Charles A. Winters 

Dudley Mack West 

Susan Constant Blackford 

Christopher T. Moser * 

Allen Cabaniss Bridgforth + 

Molly E.Pennington Myers 

Margaret W. Fort Bridgforth 

John Chilton Newell 

Drew Ashley Broach 

John Thomason Oliver III* 

William Alan Nichols 


;*S.Scoviile Jr 



James Pollard Clark. Jr. * 
George Gunther Clarke, Jr. 

Nona Blackburn Peebles 

Class Agen t 

John Harvey Cotten, Jr. 

Matthew Hogarth Pinson + 

VrVVuj't's l 'l' r ,Her l S o , r" L ' + 



Thymol™! Williams 

Kimberly B. Sessions Folke 

Sylvia Y.Robertshaw 
Robert Ficklin Ross* 

27% $12,399 

"Eugene John Gibert HI* 

Russell G. Pritchurd 

23% $9,922 

Sally L. Pruit 

Beverly Anne Grail 

Leslie B.Kimbrough 

John Ralph Robinson •• 

Walter Clark Hanger* 

Alice W. Rogers 


S M.Taylor III 


Timothy Knox Burger 

John Tilghman Hazel 111 

Howard McQueen Smith 



eigh Little 


per Malph 



on Ray M 

James Anderson Davis.Jr. 
Elizabeth K.Tyndstl Davis 

t = Chancellor 

f Academy Alumni Giving j 





la L. Kepplor l\ 

mi L. McPhilllpS. Jr. '< 

BBBB^ d mE 

t j„ard P.Barker'5 8 Thomas E. Darragh '38 + George 

's.'muel Benedict '20 f Robert c. Day .Jr. '67 

Idniund Berkeley, Jr. '54 John Randolph M . Day '69 II 

agland Dobbins 

an, Jr. '43 t '°« 

w. Cater, Jr. 'S3 
/Cheshire, Jr.'! 

: F 

College Alumni 



Ann Courtney Highto' 
Mildred M. Inge 

60 donor 


y A. Her 


enner Bender. 

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uii Filizabeth Schrimshei 

tanley Ralph Shults 
ynthia A.Smith 

lelanje Anne Strickland 

aura Jane Tritschler 


William Long Co 
Alyson Keith Cr< 

The Alumni Fund 

Myron Willis Locke: 

Class Class Agent 

1916 H. N. Tragitt, Jr. 



1919 James M. Avent 

1920 Quintard Joyner 

1921 Thomas E. Hargrave 

1926 W. Porter "Pete" Ware 

1928 John R. Crawford 

1929 William C. Schoolfield 

1930 Ed Watson 

1932 Julius French 

1934 R. Morey Hart 

1935 Edward H. Harrison 

1936 Robert A. Holloway 

1937 Augustus T, Graydon 

1939 William Mann 

1940 F. Newton Howden 

1942 Park H. Owen 

1943 W. Sperry Lee 

1944 George Albert Woods 

1945 Roy Strainge 

1947 James G. Cate, Jr. 

1948 George G. Clarke 

1949 John P. Guerry 

1950 Richard B. Doss 

1951 George W. Hopper 

1952 R. Andrew Duncan 

1953 Robert J. Boylston , 

1954 W. Gilbert Dent III 

1956 Edward L. Salmon, Jr. 

1957 WUIiam A. Kimbrough, Jr. 

1958 Thomas M. Black 

1959 Anthony C. Gooch 

1960 Howard W. Harrison, Jr. 

1961 Robert N. Rust III 

1963 Jerry H. Summers 

1964 M. L. Agnew, Jr. 

1965 Douglas J. Milne 

1966 John Day Peake, Jr. 

1967 Peterson Cavert 

1968 Thomas S. Rue 

1969 Doug Baker 

1970 Jock Tonissen 

1971 Lanalee "Cissy" Lewis 

1972 N. Pendleton Rogers 

1974 Martin R. Tilson, Jr. 

1975 Robert T. Coleman III 

1976 Billy Joe Shelton 

1977 William DuBose III 

1978 Thomas H. Williams 

1979 Tara Seeley 

1980 Mary E. Warner 

1981 Caroline Hopper 

1982 Chip Manning 

1983 Kate F. Belknap 
























. 4,100 

















































[ School of Theology Alumni Giving j g %«,':. Jk 

( lurks Milne Seymour. Jr. 


Thomas L. Arid 


Olln G. Beall ' 
Ernest F.Bel ' 

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) D.Steber '7 
, L. Stephens 
nan Stone!. •• 


Robert R. Parks '49 + Robei 

Henry K. Perrin '74 • 
F.Stanford Persons III '57 
William R.Pickels'62 

ThomasR.Polk '73 + 
John Doyal Prince. Jr. '53 


Stiles B. Line: 



R. A. To 






l'e J Jr'-6 



.Jr. 69 

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V U 

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William C.Simmons. 
Lindsay C.Smith '36 

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Susan H. Swafford Tavlm 
Harvey M. Templeton III 


Number of Number of 


Alabama 68 

Arkansas 30 

Atlanta 63 

Central Florida 37 

Central Gulf Coast 27 

Dallas 36 

East Carolina 22 

Florida 40 

Ft. Worth 1 

Georgia 37 

Kentucky 9 

Lexington 11 

Louisiana 42 

Mississippi 58 

Missouri 9 

North Carolina 33 

Northwest Texas 7 

South Carolina 35 

Southeast Florida 33 

Southwest Florida 47 

Tennessee 111 

Texas 53 

Upper S.C. 44 

West Tennessee 4 

West Texas 14 

Western Louisiana 18 

Western N.C. 21 

TOTAL 910 

Outside Owning Dioceses 488 


er of 







14 - 


$ 2,228 

$ 137 





































































































• 2,118 





/Vlumnus Became Legend 
in Fort Lauderdale 

The following piece first appeared 
»ckered Sunshine: The Story 
f fort Lauderdale, written by 
Philip Weidling and A ugust Burg- 
led and published in 1974 by the 
fori Lauderdale Historical Society. 

Among the needs of the new com- 
munity had been a doctor. This 
need was filled in 1899 by a young 
farmer, Thomas S. Kennedy, a 
former druggist with some prior 

ical experience, who began to 
grow tomatoes along the north 
branch of New River. Though Ken- 
nedy had no license to practice, 
rord got around that he knew med- 
icine. An epidemic of yellow fever 
struck the settlement during the 
year of his arrival, and before it 
ended nearly every man, woman, 
and child contracted the disease. 
?dy cared for them, though he 

also was a sufferer, working his to- 
mato fields during the day and doc- 
toring at night. In his memoirs, 
written in 1936, Dr. Kennedy re- 
called that the epidemic lasted 
three months. He ordered his medi- 
cine from Miami and dispensed 
monumental doses of calomel, 
Epson salts, and quinine to com- 
bat the fever. 

Shortly after the epidemic ended, 
officials from the federal Bureau of 
Health came to New River on an in- 
spection tour. At first they charged 
Dr. Kennedy with practicing medi- 
cine without a license. After he ex- 

plained to the officials that there 
was no doctor in the area and that 
none had come from Miami or Palm 
Beach during the epidemic, and af- 
ter they had personally examined 
every patient he had treated, he was 
told to make out a bill for his ser- 
vices and send it to the Bureau of 
Health Office in New Orleans for 
authorization. He received payment 
for his services from the govern- 
ment, and with these funds and the 
receipts from his tomato crop he at- 
tended the University of the South 
at Sewanee, Tennessee, to complete 
his medical training. He returned to 

July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1983 










$ 39,714 

$ 1,915 

$ 1,689 

$ 2,125 

$ 45,443 















Central Florida 







Central Gulf Coast 












East Carolina 











Fort Worth 






































North Carolina 







Northwest Texas 





South Carolina 







Southeast Florida 






Southwest Florida 





















Upper S. C. 






West Tennessee 






West Texas 






Western Louisiana 







Western N. C. 






Outside Dioceses 






Other Individuals 



Grand Total 






MISSING from this issue are the names of 
the parishes and dioceses which made gifts 
to Sewanee during the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1983. This fiscal-year report always 
seems to be a source of confusion for 
churches seeking recognition as Honor Roll 
Parishes, churches that have given at least 
one dollar per communicant during the cal- 
endar year. ^^^^^_^^^^^_ 

A Church Support Summary by diocese is 
being published, as before, in this issue. A 
complete listing of parishes and dioceses 
which have given for the calendar year will 
be published in the March 1984 issue of the 
Sewanee News. As usual. Honor Roll Parishes 
will be indicated. 


Fort Lauderdale to practice in 
1901, becoming the village's only 

Dr. Kennedy's effective work was 
done in the rough surroundings of 
the pioneer homes. He became one 
of the best-loved men in the com- 
munity and the "miracles" he 
worked remain a legend. He served 
whites, Negroes, and Indians, and 
he hitched up his wagon and rode 
circuit. In his memoirs he recalled 
those early days of serving as the 
town's only physician after his re- 
turn from medical school: "I start- 
ed another crop, and went to prac- 
ticing medicine full blast, without a 
horse, a row boat, or anything but 
ray feet to walk on. I would get up 
every morning at four o'clock and 
walk a mile and a half to my field, 
work in the tomato field all day, 
and walk up and down both banks 
of the river, for a distance of two or 
three miles, and what houses and 
what people there were lived there 
near the river. They would take me 
back and forth across the river in 
their boats. I would 'holler' when 
I came opposite a house and pretty 
soon some one would come for me. 
Then I got to practicing all over the 
county from Stuart to Miami; I 
have been from here to Stuart to 
see people, a distance of one hun- 
dred sixty miles round trip. 

Dr. Kennedy had no hospital for 
his hardy patients on the swampy, 
malaria-ridden frontier, and he was 
often forced to perform surgery 
outdoors with his jackknife. It was 
said that, lacking other means of 
sterilization, he occasionally used 
tobacco juice. Once he amputated a 
man's leg with a carpenter's saw, 
and the man lived to tell the tale. 












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Gerald L. DeBlois, C'63. challenges 
his fellow alumni by pledging 
another $1 million. 

Sewanee scores again with i 
NCAA scholar-athlete. 
Page 3 

Ed Wilkes outlines new plai 
admissions office. 
Page 5 

Look for a colorful homecoming: 
A parade, dedications, reunions, 
dances, and the presentation of the 
second Distinguished Alumnus 

Some special Sewanee items are 
available through the alumni office. 

^^\ DECEMBER 1983 -^ ■— w- 

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Armistead Selden Is 1983 
Distinguished Alumnus 

The scion of a distinguished Sewa- 
nee family and a national states- 
man is this year's Distinguished 
Alumnus of the Year. 

He is Armistead I. Selden, Jr., 
C'42, the special guest and honoree 
at the October 21 Homecoming ban- 

In his address to alumni (see page 
3), he spoke mainly of Sewanee's 
great leaders whom he has known, 
but Jje also mentioned the deep 
roots he has on the Mountain. 
Those roots go back to his great- 
grandfather, Bishop Nicholas Ham- 
ner Cobbs, a University founder. 

Mr. Selden is a former United 
States congressman (1953-69), dep- 
uty assistant secretary of defense 
(1970-73), and ambassador to New 
Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, and Western 
Samoa (1974-79). At present he is 
president of the American League 
for Export and Security Assistance. 

He has also been deeply involved 
in community service wherever he 
has been. Presently he is senior 
warden of The Falls Church (Epis- 
copal) in Falls Church, Virginia, 
and is a member of the Peace Com- 
mission of the Diocese of Virginia. 

In the service of the University, 
he was a member of the Board of 
Trustees from 1954 to 1957. He has 
been guest speaker at Alumni 
Council meetings and a participant 
in the old Alumni Seminar, and he 
represented Sewanee at the Wash- 
ington Cathedral in services for Na- 
tional Christian College Day. He 
has been a consistent financial sup- 

porter of the University for forty 

Mr. Selden was born in Greens- 
boro, Alabama, where his father op- 
erated a plantation and was active 
in local politics. His mother was Ed- 
ith Manson Cobbs. Young Armi- 
stead found himself involved in 
World War II after his graduation 
from Sewanee, by 1946 becoming a 
Navy lieutenant with combat expe- 

He received a law degree from the 
University of Alabama in 1948 and 
began practicing law in his home- 
town. By 1951 he was elected to the 
Alabama House of Representatives 
but a year later won election to 
Congress and began the first of 
eight consecutive terms in Wash- 

During these years he was a 
member of the powerful House For- 
eign Affairs Committee and for ten 
years was chairman of the Subcom- 
mittee on International Affairs. 
Widely known for his conservative 
views, Congressman Selden was one 
of the first members of Congress to 
call attention to the dangers inher- 
ent in Castroism in Cuba. He re- 
tired voluntarily from the House of 
Representatives in 1969. 

He and his wife, the former Mary 
Jane Wright, have three sons and 
two daughters. Their eldest child, 
Martee (Mrs. Jamie Hewitt), was a 
member of Sewanee's first class of 
women graduates (1973). Their 
youngest son, Tom, graduated from 
the College last May. 

Armistead I. Selden, C'42, holds the antique portable writing desk that 
he was given after being named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. 
With him are his wife, Mary Jane, and Vice -Chancellor Ayres. 

Lawyer, Bishop Get Degrees 

Building Fiscal Strength 
for Quality Education 

Astute observers of Sewanee have 
already remarked that when his- 
tory is written, the creation of a fi- 
nancially stable University of the 
South will be the major achieve- 
ment of the current administration. 

Some may argue that financial 
stability is not the only major 
achievement, and much work re- 
mains before Sewanee attains the 
financial strength being sought, but 
the record of the past six years is 
convincing evidence. 

A combination of careful manage- 
ment and now the impact of the 
Century II Fund Campaign is mov- 
ing the University into a very com- 
petitive position among quality pri- 
vate colleges and universities. 

Provost Arthur M. Schaefer said 
that University officers cannot re- 
lax, but he added: "We have accom- 
plished some of the more difficult 
objectives we set for ourselves back 
in 1977." 

During these past six years, the 
University has retired 

lated debt of $1.2 million. It has in- 
creased endowment from $29 mil- 
lion to $39 million at cost. (The 
present market value of University 
endowment securities is more than 
$47 million.) 

With mostly unrestricted gifts, 
the University has spent $2.5 mil- 
lion on renovations and equipment 
improvements that earlier had been 
postponed. Faculty salaries have 
shown improvement relative to sim- 
ilar institutions, moving Sewanee 
from twenty-first to seventeenth on 
a selected list of colleges and uni- 

The number of full-time faculty 
positions has actually increased. 
Improvements have been made in 
the academic programs, most visi- 
bly in music and fine arts but also 
through the Tonya Program in po- 
litical science and in economics 
through the Kennedy Fund. Most 
recently the University has recon- 
structed the language laboratory 

continued on page 27 

Malcolm Fooshee, C'18, and the Rt. 
Rev. Calvin 0. Schofield, bishop of 
Southeast Florida, were awarded 
honorary degrees at Founders' Day 
Convocation on October 10. 

The University Chancellor, the 
Rt. Rev. Furman Stough, delivered 
the Founders' Day oration. The 
University Provost, Arthur M. 
Schaefer, presented the Woods 
Leadership Awards and announced 
the new Wilkins Scholars. At the 
end of the ceremonies, lunch was 
served on the quadrangle. 

Few Sewanee events can rival the 
color and richness of a Founders' 
Day Convocation. 

The following citations were read 
at the time of the awarding of de- 

"Malcolm Fooshee, to you the 
University of the South owes much. 
You have made the Mountain and 
its students a central theme in your 
life and a keystone among your aca- 
demic interests, which include two 
other almae matres, Harvard and 
Oxford. You created here a Gentle- 
man's Reading Room, which not 
only welcomes gentlewomen but is 
in memory of two — your wife and 
daughter. You ordained scholarly 
prizes for Tennessee students in 
honor of a teacher, your father. Most 

of all you have been cherished by 
your friends and this University for 
wearing lightly and with consum- 
mate grace a mantle heavy with 
honors and achievements. When 
one sees in a crowd two eyes spar- 
kle, they will likely be those of Mal- 
colm Fooshee, who has just heard 
again the sound of the name, Sewa- 

"The University fondly bestows 
upon you the degree, Doctor of Civil 
Law, honoris causa." 

"Calvin Onderdonk Schofield, 
sometime rector of St. Andrew's 
Church, Miami, then bishop coadju- 
tor and now second Bishop of the 
Diocese of Southeast Florida, under 
your leadership the Episcopal 
Church in the Miami area has min- 
istered to the growing Hispanic pop 
ulace and has become a significant 
force for justice in that city. Re- 
cently you defended the principle 
separation of church and state by 
opposing the Miami City Commis- 
sion's effort to establish an official 
board of religion. Because of your 
faithful and courageous episcopal 
leadership, the University of the 
South is proud to confer upon you 
the degree, Doctor of Divinity, hon- 

Honorary degree recipients pause on the quadrangle with the Chancellor 
and Vice-Chancellor. From left are Vice -Chancellor Ayres, the Rt. Rev. 
Calvin O. Schofield, Malcolm Fooshee, and Chancellor Furman C. 

Marks Elected Chairman; 
Albert Roberts Retires 

C. Caldwell Marks, C'42, of Bir- 
mingham, Alabama, was elected 
chairman of the Board of Regents at 
its triannual meeting in October. 

Mr. Marks has replaced Albert 
Roberta III, C'50, who leaves the 
board having served four years of 
his six-year term as chairman. 

Mr. Roberts continues as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees, on 
which he has served since 1966. He 
was first elected a trustee from the 
Diocese of South Florida but has 
continued to be elected from South- 
west Florida since the division of 
the diocese. Mr. Roberts was also a 
member of the Board of Trustees as 
president of the Associated Alumni 
from 1977 to 1979. 

Mr. Marks, president of Motion 
Industries, Inc., has been a member 
of the Board of Regents since 1979. 
He was an Associated Alumni mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees from 
1978 to 1981. 

Templeton Visit 

Sewanee brings many outstanding 
guest speakers to the campus each 
year for the benefit of the Univer- 
sity and the surrounding communi- 

Of particular interest this fall 
was the visit of financier John M. 
Templeton. Not only is he one of the 
most respected financial advisors in 
the world, he is the founder of the 
world's largest prize (about 
$250,000), the Templeton Founda- 
tion Prize for Progress in Religion. 

Cover sketch by Edward Carlos, 
professor of fine arts 

Sew^qee News 

Latham W Davie, Editor 

Beeler Brush, CM. Alumni Editor 

Sara Dudney Hum. SS'51, Assistant Editor 

Margi Moore, Designer 

Adi'inory Editors: 

Patrick Anderson. C'57 

Arthur Ben Chitty, C'35 

Elisabeth N. Chitty 

LedheW. Conger. Jr.. C'49 

Joseph B. Cumming, Jr., C'47 

SUirkev S. Klythe, Jr., C'56 

The Rev William N Mi Keiichie, C66 

Dale E, Richurdson 

Charles E. Thomas. C'27 

The Sewanee News (ISSN 0037-3044) is pub- 
lished quarterly by the University of the 

South, including; ihr Sdmul nl Tlirolnu_y and 
the College of ArLs and Sciences, and is dis- 
tributed without charge to alumni, parents, 
and friends of the University. Second class 
postage is paid ul Sewanee, Tennessee Dis- 
tribution is 23,000. 

Letters to the Editor: Readers are invited to 
send their comments and criticisms to the 
Sewanee News, the University of the South. 
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375. 

Change of Address: Please mail the correc 
tion along with a current Sewanee News 
mailing label to the above address. 

Mr. Templeton, a native of Win- 
chester, Tennessee, delivered two 
addresses at Sewanee, one on the 
subject of investments and a second 
on religion and the Templeton 
Prize. He was the guest of Vice- 
Chancellor and Mrs. Ayres for a re- 
ception at Fulford Hall that was at- 
tended by residents of Sewanee as 
well as University friends from as 
far away as Nashville and Atlanta. 


Every ten years both the College 
and the School of Theology must 
undertake a self-study, mandated 
by the Southern Association of Col- 
leges and Schools and the Associa- 
tion of Theological Schools, for the 
purpose of maintaining the Univer- 
sity's accredited status. 

Such a study was begun at Sewa- 
nee this year. Before it is completed 
next fall, it will examine every facet 
of the University, including mission 
and purpose, student life, finances, 
administrative structure, academic 
programs, physical facilities, the 
planning process, and the faculty. 

Woods Awards 

The Woods Leadership Awards for 
this year went to William Knox 
Bailey, a middler in the School of 
Theology from Elgin, South Caro- 
lina, and Daniel S. Gould, a College 
junior from Clearwater, Florida. 
Established by Granville Cecil 
and James Albert Woods, the 
awards exist to recognize and en- 
courage students, without regard to 
need, who make significant contri- 
butions to the quality of life at Se- 

Representing Sewanee 

Vice-Chancellor Ayres represented 
the University in special ceremo- 
nies September 15 which commemo- 
rated the 125th anniversary of the 
opening ceremonies at the Univer- 
sity of Texas in Austin. 

Mr. Ayres was among 250 presi- 
dents and representatives of institu- 
tions and societies who took part in 
the historic academic procession of 
the centennial convocation. 

Women's Conference 

"A Look into the Future: 1984" is 
the theme of the Women's Confer- 
ence to be held February 12-18. 
Gail Thomas, a therapist in depth 
psychology who helped found the 
Dallas Institute of Humanities and 
Culture and the mother of student 
trustee Stewart Thomas, C'84, will 
be the keynote speaker. Her address 
will pull together a variety of 
events, including panel discussions 
on dual careers and speeches on 
women in the arts, spirituality, self- 
esteem, and minority concerns. Spe- 
cial entertainment is also being 

Mr. and Mrs. John Templeton, left, are honored with a reception at Ful- 
ford Hall by Vice -Chancellor and Mrs. Ayres. Mr. Templeton delivered 
two addresses during his visit to Sewanee. 

planned. Joanne Raulerson, public- 
ity chairperson, said: "The confer- 
ence will give women the opportu- 
nity to see possibilities for reaching 
their potential." 

Economics Symposium 

"Industrial Policy and International 
Trade" is the topic for the 1984 Se- 
wanee Economics Symposium 
March 1-3. Director of the sympos- 
ium is Z. Aubrey Silberston, who 
will be the Kennedy Professor of 
Economics during the Easter semes- 
ter. He is professor of economics and 
head of the department of social and 
economic studies at the Imperial 
College of Science and Technology 
in London. 

Scholars' Reunion 

Among the almost 900 Rhodes 
scholars who gathered in Oxford 
this past June for a grand interna- 
tional reunion were four of Sewa- 
nee's fifteen living scholars (there 
have been twenty from the College 
in all). 

Malcolm Fooshee, C'18, retired 
New York lawyer and noted Sewa- 
nee benefactor, returned to stay in 
his old college, Christ Church, as 
did Douglas Paschall, C'66, now as- 
sociate dean and associate professor 
of English in the College. 

Staying at Exeter College was the 
Rev. Daryl Canfill, C'59, formerly 
assistant chaplain and now rector of 
St. Thomas's Church in Huntsville, 
Alabama. And at Somerville Col- 
lege, completing the second of her 
three Oxford years, was Ramona 
Doyle, C'81, who is doing physiolog- 
ical research in preparation for 
medical school. 

In addition to the hospitality pro- 
vided by individual colleges — all of 
which put on, for example, a special 
feast known as a "Gaudy" for their 
guests — the Rhodes Scholarship 
Trust arranged a number of official 
functions during the reunion week. 
An afternoon-long garden party at 
Rhodes House was attended by Her 
Majesty the Queen and the Duke of 
Edinburgh, who spent more than 
two hours mingling informally with 
the guests. 

The next day, a celebratory din- 
ner for 1,750 guests was held on the 
lawn at Trinity College, with wines 
chosen entirely from countries 
which elect Rhodes scholars (na- 
tions once or yet part of the Com- 
monwealth, the United States, and 
West Germany), and with the prin- 
cipal speech being given by Sir Har- 
old MacMillan, former prime minis- 
ter, who is chancellor of the Univer- 
sity of Oxford. 

Other official events included a 
reception at Cecil Rhodes's own col- 
lege, Oriel, whose new provost is 
himself a Rhodes scholar, Sir Zel- 
man Cowen, former governor-gen- 
eral of Australia; a special degree 
ceremony in Wren's famous Shel- 
donian Theatre, in which five 
Rhodes scholars — including Robert 
Penn Warren — received honorary 
Oxford doctorates; and a conference 
on "Rhodes Scholarships: Past, 
Present, and Future," at which cho- 
sen scholars considered the impact 
of the Rhodes program on their 
home nations, as well as its effect 
on Oxford itself. 

Asked for comments on the reun- 
ion, Dean Paschall said, "My expe- 
rience seemed to differ from most 
other scholars, in that I've been 
back to Oxford quite often and 
wasn't nostalgic for the city as such. 
I had great fun catching up with 
close friends who were scholars 
when I was, such as Bill Clinton 
(now governor of Arkansas) and 
Boston novelist-playwright Samuel 
Shem. It was also interesting to 
meet and talk with scholars I'd pre- 
viously only read about — Carl Al- 
bert, former speaker of the House, 
John Brademas, now president of . 
NYU, and Tom McMillan, Atlanta 
Hawks basketball star." 

"Another significant part of the 
week for me," Paschall added, "was 
meeting Rhodes scholars from pre- 
vious eras. One of the Christ 
Church men, for example, was a re- 
tired Canadian clergyman who 
came up to Oxford in 1911, just 
seven years after the very first 
scholars were elected. So I got a 
much keener sense of the scope and 
continuity of the whole Rhodes en- 
deavor. The next reunion is set for 
2003 and after this one, I certainly 
don't intend to miss it!" 

Sewanee Principles and Leadership 

Periodically there are special opportunities for the 
University to renew its commitment to principles, 
and the occasions are especially valuable when an 
alumnus or close friend of Sewanee can, from his 
own experience, trace the thread of those princi- 
ples through history. The occasion was right Oc- 
tober 21 when Armistead Selden, C'42, addressed 
an overflow crowd at the Associated Alumni 
Homecoming banquet in Cravens Hall. Mr. Sel- 
den had just been named Sewanee's Distin- 
guished Alumnus for 1983 (see story on page 1). 
His address, which follows, speaks of Sewanee's 
leaders, ideals, and loyal alumni. 

by Armistead I. Selden, Jr., C'42 

Let me, first, express my deep appreciation for 
this great honor that has been bestowed on me 
by my fellow alumni of this institution. Cer- 
tainly this evening is the climax of a lifetime 
love affair with Sewanee. 

My great-grandfather, Bishop Nicholas Ham- 
ner Cobbs, the first Episcopal bishop of Alabama, 
was a member of the Board of Trustees which 
met on July 4th, 1857, to officially found this 
University and, on October 10th, 1860, to join in 
the laying of its cornerstone. While he did not 
live to see the University open its doors to stu- 
dents and faculty in 1868, his descendants have 
come to Sewanee as students for more than a 
century. I can list at least two dozen of his direct 
descendants who have attended the University of 
the South. Also, on my father's side of the family, 
there have been numerous Seldens who have 
been Sewanee graduates as well. 

Consequently, even when I was a child, attend- 
ing Sewanee had become a family tradition, and 
I had always wanted and expected to be a stu- 
dent here. And, despite the fact we were still 
emerging from a great depression, my father 
somehow managed to get me here in the fall of 

I entered this University at the same time that 
a very determined and dedicated Christian 
leader assumed the Vice-Chancellorship — Dr. 
Alexander Guerry. 

Having already revitalized two schools that 
were in dire distress — Baylor School in Chatta- 
nooga and the University of Chattanooga — Alex 
Guerry answered the call of his Alma Mater and 
tackled what had to have been the most difficult 
task of his lifetime. Enrollment was down to less 
than 250 students, the budget had not been bal- 
anced in almost ten years, and Sewanee was on 
the verge of bankruptcy. Yet Dr. Guerry left little 
doubt in the minds of those of us who entered 
Sewanee in 1938 that Sewanee not only would 
survive but that it would continue to move for- 
ward as a great University, embracing what he 
described as "three concepts of education: reli- 
gion in education, liberal arts in education, and 
education as an individual process." 

And what Alex Guerry did for this University 
was indeed remarkable. In the first place he 
raised the morale of the students, the faculty, the 
residents, and the alumni and gave them confi- 
dence for the future. He was able to raise the 
funds necessary to retire Sewanee's debt and to 
make it possible for Sewanee to operate within 
its budget. He was able to increase the size of the 
student body. As the beginning of World War II 
began to drain students from this campus, under 
Alex Guerry's leadership the Navy established 
an officer training unit at Sewanee that kept the 
student body intact and left Sewanee at the 
war's end with a promising future. Alex Guerry's 
ten-year tenure as Vice-Chancellor was truly the 
birth of modern Sewanee as we know it today. 

Dr. Guerry was not an easy person to know but 
the longer you knew him the more you admired 
his tremendous ability, his total integrity, and 
his deep dedication to Sewanee. 





Martee Selden Hewitt, C'73, and Tom Selden, C'83,join their father and 
mother after Mr. Selden was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. 

Dr. Guerry's sudden death in the fall of 1948 — 
now thirty-five years ago — left many of us who 
knew him well with some doubts as to whether 
anyone could pick up where he had left off. But, 
as the recent article in Time magazine said, 
"Somebody up there likes Sewanee," and another 
remarkable and dedicated Christian leader, Dr. 
Edward McCrady, stepped in a few years later to 
pick up where Alex Guerry had left off. 

When I arrived at Sewanee in 1938, Ned Mc- 
Crady, at only thirty-one, had arrived only a 
year earlier to head the biology department. He 
was here during my entire four years as a stu- 
dent, and I knew him not only as a brilliant sci- 
entist but as a man of many talents — a painter, a 
sculptor, a musician, an architect — truly an out- 
standing person. 

In 1948, he had left Sewanee just prior to Dr. 
Guerry's death to become the chief of biology of 
the Atomic Energy Commission at Oak Ridge 
but, at the urging of the Board of Trustees, he 
returned in 1951 as Vice-Chancel lor. During his 
twenty years as Vice-Chancellor, the longest in 
our history, Sewanee had its most dramatic ex- 
pansion. Endowment increased from $1.5 million 
to over $20 million, enrollment doubled, Sewa- 
nee became a coeducational institution, and 
more building was done in that period than in all 
previous University history. The two decades un- 
der Ned McCrady's leadership were extremely 
significant ones in the history of this University. 

I should add at this point that both Dr. Guerry 
and Dr. McCrady were blessed with talented and 
charming wives who were as concerned about 
and dedicated to Sewanee as their husbands. 
Both have made lasting contributions, I should 
also add that both Dr. Guerry and Dr. McCrady 
had a great deal of support from loyal alumni 
and Sewanee friends who worked closely with 
them to put Sewanee on a stable financial foot- 
ing. While many names come to mind none are 
more vivid than Bishop Juhan, Cecil and Albert 
Woods and, of course, Mrs. Alfred I. duPont. 

Despite the successful efforts of these loyal 
leaders of Sewanee to maintain Sewanee as an 
outstanding educational institution and, at the 
same time, financially solvent, inflation that in- 
creased dramatically in the 1970s affected Sewa- 
nee as it did all colleges and universities, espe- 
cially private ones. Although endowment had in- 
creased dramatically during the McCrady years, 
Sewanee in the late 1970s was once again oper- 
ating in the red. Again it turned to an outstand- 
ing Christian leader, one of its loyal alumni, for 
help, and Bob Ayres was drafted to assume the 
position of Vice-Chancellor. Since his arrival in 
1977, Sewanee has had six consecutive balanced 
budgets, and an ambitious effort to increase its 
capital funds by $50 million is well under way. I 
am confident that under Mr. Ayres's able leader- 

ship, and with the support of an understanding 
and equally dedicated wife, Sewanee's future is 
again a bright one! 

Certainly my life has been enriched by know- 
ing these three men who sacrificed so much to so 
!ably serve this great University. 

I'm confident that the lives of each of you here 
this evening have been touched, as has mine, by 
your association with Sewanee. In the almost 
half century since I arrived on this campus, I 
have been in constant contact with alumni and 
friends of this University. In Congress I had the 
) pleasure of serving with another Sewanee gradu- 
| ate , Dick Boiling of Missouri. Dick and I became 
■good friends, not because we voted alike — we 
i rarely did — but because we both had the same 
love for Sewanee. Several years after I became 
the American Ambassador to New Zealand, a 
new Ambassador from the United States arrived 
in Australia. Shortly after his arrival, he wrote 
me a letter and said he was looking forward to 
meeting me because we had several things in 
common. "First," he said, "we are Episcopalians. 
Second, we are fraternity brothers, and, third, 
we have both been trustees of Sewanee." Philip 
Alston and I did meet later down under, and we 
also became good friends. These are only two ex- 
amples of dozens of others I could give you, and 
I'm certain each of you here this evening can cite 
many similar examples. 

The challenge of living, both for institutions 
and for individuals, is to be true to your ideals, 
while coping with changing circumstances. As I 
have noted, Sewanee in my lifetime has met the 
challenges of war, depression, changing life- 
styles, and the explosion of knowledge, while re- 
maining true to the basic ideals which were in- 
strumental in its founding. It has been able to do 
so because the right individuals stepped forward 
at personal sacrifice to provide the needed guid- 
ance at critical times. 

It is as true today as in the past that both in- 
stitutions and individuals must deal with chang- 
ing circumstances while at the same time pre- 
serving their ideals and their traditions. Two of 
our children, both of whom are here this eve- 
ning, also attended Sewanee more than thirty 
years after I did. Yet this institution still seems 
capable of providing them with the same blend of 
solid moral truth and constantly changing 
knowledge as it did for me. I am certain that Se- 
wanee as an institution, through the guidance of 
its loyal alumni and many benefactors, will con- 
tinue to meet the challenges of the future as it 
has in the past, and that the next generations of 
Seldens and Cobbs and Joneses and Smiths will 
also find a home here at Sewanee to form both 
intellect and character, as have the past genera- 

Again, my deep appreciation for the great 
honor that has been bestowed on me. 

Alumni Attorneys Tell 
About Lives, Careers 

Five attorneys, five alumni— they 
were back in Sewanee October 7 to 
tell pre-law students what to look 
for (and sometimes watch out for) in 
the practice of law. 

The experience of the five gradu- 
ates ranged from lobbying in Con- 
gress for a national corporation to 
receiving gifts of butterscotch candy 
from little old ladies . Each made a 
case, whether for the large firm, the 
corporation, or a shingle in small- 
town America. The common mes- 
sage was: "Choose what is best for 
you and choose carefully." 

The participants included a hus- 
band-and-wife team, John E. Spain- 
hour, C'73. and Elise Givhan Spain- 
hour. C'74; Martin R. Tilson, Jr., 
C'74; Penn Rogers, C'72; and Mi- 
chael D. Bewers, C'72. 

They were called together as 
guests of the 1983 Law Symposium 
sponsored this year by the Pre-Law 
Club and the College Career Serv- 
ices Office. 

John Spainhour began the sym- 
posium by reminding everyone that 
in public esteem lawyers "rank just 
below used-car dealers." Young at- 
torneys have to face that attitude 
the moment they step out of law 
school. He and Elise could recall, 
however, plenty of meaningful expe- 
riences helping people around their 
home town, Shepherdsville, Ken- 
tucky, and being well treated in re- 
turn. Being treated with butter- 
scotch candy was one such pleasure. 

"In a small practice," Mrs. Spain- 
hour said, "you can both make a 
good living and still have a positive 
influence on people and a good ef- 
fect on the community." 

She said it helps keep life in per- 
spective to have clients who range 
from the "lowest of the low" to lead- 
ers of the community, She and John 
both enjoy the great diversity of the 
small-town practice — murder cases, 
divorce suits, and even cases at the 
appellate level. 

Only the business management 
caught John Spainhour by surprise 
when he and Elise began practicing 
law in Shepherdsville, and he 
counts the hiring, firing, training, 

and record keeping as a disadvan- 
tage for the small practitioner. 
None-the-less, he said he will die 
happy in his small-town firm. 

On the other hand, Martin Tilson 
clearly enjoys the travel and the ex- 
citement of increased responsibility 
in the corporate law office. Martin, 
who is a government affairs attor- 
ney for Sonat, Inc. of Birmingham, 
commutes to Washington part of 
each week. 

The more facets there are in a 
business, the more facets there will 
be to the company's legal problems, 
and necessarily corporate attorneys 
will find themselves specializing, he 
said. They will also lose independ- 
ence in the corporate bureaucracy, 
which some attorneys might not 

"I went into corporate law be- 
cause I knew I would be given more 
responsibility at an earlier age," 
Tilson said, and added that unlike 
young attorneys in large law firms, 
corporate attorneys could expect to 
be involved in decision-making. 

Penn Rogers, whose New York 
City firm of sixty attorneys is, com- 
pared to the giants, not a large 
firm, enjoys his specialization — tax 
law — and his work among corporate 
clients. He revels in his freedom 
from the day-to-day business man- 
agement, and he claims more inde- 
pendence than might exist in the 
larger law firms. 

His firm engages only in general 
civil practice, but Rogers helped 
open a Washington, D. C, office re- 
cently to give the partnership con- 
tact with the government. Tax law, 
which he finds intellectually chal- 
lenging, attracted his interest when 
he was in law school. 

"I noticed that everyone was 
afraid of it; so I figured it was a 
good thing to go into," he said, 
which may tell you something 
about the constitution of Penn Rog- 
ers. He indicated to students, how- 
ever, that they would need more 
than determination and a strong 
stomach for the practice of law to be 
the right profession for them. 

"Some of my classmates decided 
they would go to law school. They 
had scored high on the LSAT. Going 
into law was what they were ex- 
pected to do. But today they are not 
happy," he said. 

He echoed what was said by Mar- 
tin Tilson: "Law school is not fun." 
The bar exam "is another unfun 
thing." To really succeed one must 
see and relish the values and re- 
wards that lie beyond. 

The talk by Mike Bewers, who 

A Lawyer Speaks 

spoke extensively about h reer 
and the law, is printed foli ng 
this story. 

A larger number of students than 
usual attended this year's s mpos- 
ium. Robert L. Keele, profe.^ur of 
political science and adviso to the 
Pre-Law Club, said twenty-seven 
students took the Law Schu' <1 Ad- 
missions Test when it was last 
given, another indication of the in- 
terest students have in law as a ca- 

Exploring the Options 
for Career Satisfaction 

i participants in the Sewanee Law Symposium, from 
chael D. Bewers, C'72; Penn Rogers, C'72; Elise G. Spainho 
John B. Spainhour, C'73; and Martin R. Tilson, Jr., C'74, 

by Michael D. Bewers, C'72 

As a former English teacher, I can- 
not resist the impulse to share with 
you the following passage from Wil- . 
Ham Alexander Percy's Lanterns on 
the Levee. This passage is from the 
chapter appropriately entitled "Se- 
wanee." It reads as follows: 

There's no way to tell of youth or 
of Sewanee, which is youth, di- 
rectly; it must be done obliquely * 
and by parable. I come back to 
the mountain often and see with 
a pang, however different it may 
be to me, it is no different, 
though Huger and Sinkler and I 
are forgotten. Then with humil- 
ity I try to blend and merge the 
past and the present, to reach the 
unchanging essence. To my heart 
the essence, the unbroken me- 
lodic theme, sounds something 
like this: 

The college has about three 
hundred young men or inmates, 
or students as they are some- 
times called, and besides, quite a 
number of old ladies, who always 
were old and ladies, and who 
never die. It's a long way away, 
even from Chattanooga, in the 
middle of woods, on top of a bas- 
tion of mountains crenelated 
with blue coves. It is so beautiful 
that people who have once been 
there always, one way or another, 
come back. For such as can detect 
apple green in an evening sky, it 
is Arcadia — not the one that 
never used to be, but the one that 
many people always live in; only 
this one can be shared. 
These lines sum up how I feel today. 
It is always wonderful to come back 
to the mountain.... 

Perhaps the best way to address 
my topic is to trace some of my ex- 
perience as a practitioner. My re- 
marks are colored by my own phi- 
losophy, so take them in that view. 

There was no such thing as 

My first job as an attorney was 
with a highly specialized law firm 
in New Orleans, which does nothing 

but represent management in labor 
disputes with unions, and other la- 
bor relation matters, such as em- 
ployment discrimination. This law 
firm is a medium-sized firm of ap- 
proximately twenty-five lawyers. 
They have a national reputation 
and handle problems for clients 
throughout the United States and 
the world. After only a year there, I 
was kidded by the other young asso- 
ciates for being on the "California 
Connection," because I was working 
on several cases in California. 

The standard of performance ex- 
acted by the partners of the firm 
ranged from excellence to perfec- 
tion. There was no such thing as 
losing. The Union was the enemy 
and the associates were the kami- 
kaze pilots. One was expected to 
work every Saturday, often on Sun- 
days, and late into the evening dur- 
ing the week. The pressure to "bill" 
a certain number of hours per 
month was likewise a constant 

i of your worth, and there 
or two eager- bea- 
ver associates who were always 
there making everyone else look 
lazy by comparison. I always hated 
those guys. 

There were moments of exhilara- 
tion amongst the grind. But they 
were always fleeting, as the part- 
ners expected you to turn your at- 
tention to the next task at hand and 
not to dwell on what v 
of you in the first plac 

And then there was one partn 
who was a consummate tyrant. How 
I dreaded it when I was summoned 
to his throne. It was especially dis- 
tasteful when one had to first pass 
by his shrewish secretary. 

Finally and most importantly, 
there was the psychological turmoil 
going on in my tormented mind. 
Here I was in a first- class, big city 
law firm, traveling throughout the 
country, representing rich corporate 
clients, and yet I was unhappy. A 
little voice inside my head kept 
whispering, asking me tough ques- 
tions. Did I really like beating the 
hell out of the little man, crushing 
his union? Did I really want to do 
this the rest of my life, carrying the 
flagstaff of management and 
preaching its sophistry? 

Finally after eighteen very i 

Michael Bewers 

tense months, and much soul- 
searching, I bade farewell to that 
fine-tuned machine. I was the fifth 
of six people who would leave that 
year to find their fortunes in some 
other bastion of the law. 

Bear in mind that if you are in- 
terested in being a specialist, labor 
law is a very vital and interesting 
branch of the law. You see its rele- 
vancy in the recent Continental 
Airlines strike and the fight over 
deregulation of the airline industry. 
The airline pilots' union is making 
strong accusations that manage- 
ment is now using the bankruptcy 
laws as its latest deadly weapon to 
destroy hard-earned contracts. Last 
year it was' the football players' 
strike. Internationally the coura- 
geous Lech Walesa has won the No- 
bel Peace Prize. 

I left the labor practice on a Fri- 
day, and the following Monday 
morning I was checking in with the 
hottest new kid on the block. This 
firm, which was a small corporate 
and general litigation firm often 
attorneys, which had split off a year 
before from one of New Orleans's 
largest law firms, had visions of 
grandeur, to grow to a megafirm 
with offices in Washington, D.C., 
and beyond. They likewise had 
plans to expand by stealing away 
some other firms' top Admiralty 
lawyers to start a maritime section. 

I was somewhat leery of their de- 
sires to become so big, but I con- 
soled myself with the notion that at 
least I was on the ground floor, or so 
1 thought. Later 1 learned about lat- 
eral growth and firm politics. 

The Admiralty partners were 
soon acquired, and I was recruited 
to work in the new section. I was a 
ready and willing recruit as New 
Orleans is a maior maritime port 

and the Admiralty bar of New Orle- 
ans is the second largest in the 
country. Consequently, I became in- 
volved in cases involving collisions 
on the Mississippi River and drill- 
ing rig explosions and accidents in 
the Gulf of Mexico. 

Our clients included a major oil 
company and other large transpor- 
tation companies. Oil, grain, coal, 
and other commodities are moved - 
down the Mississippi River in huge 
barges that often go bump in the 
night. One client's tugs were on a 
hot streak for a while, hitting three 
bridges with their tow of barges in a 
two-month period while I was there. 
Another client rammed a bridge in 
the Saint Louis harbor causing a 
chain- reaction fleet breakaway, re- 
sulting in about 100 barges floating 
loose in the harbor. Each barge is 
two-thirds the length of a football 
field, thirty-five feet wide, and up to 
fifteen feet deep. Some of these 
barges are carrying hazardous ma- 
terials. Such an accident is cause 
for great concern! 

When these disasters happen, one 
must fly to the scene immediately. 
They usually happen on a Friday 
around 5:00 in the afternoon, which. 
can ruin a weekend and make loved 
ones irate over broken plans. 

After practicing admiralty law for 
a few months, I enrolled in Tulane 
Law School's Master of Laws in Ad- 
miralty Program. Most of the 
classes could be taken at night, so 
for the next two years, I practiced 
full-time during the day and went 
to school at night. 

Also, during this period of time, I 
began looking for a smaller firm 
with a more personal practice. I 
hooked up with one of New Orle- 
ans's top criminal defense attor- 
neys, Arthur "Buddy" Lemann, who 

at the time was practicing by him- 
self. Buddy had recently won the 
nineteen-week-long Brilab trial; his 
client and another were found not 
guilty, while the alleged head of the 
New Orleans Mafia and a public of- 
ficial were convicted. 

Of course, criminal law has 
its ugly side. 

The change to practicing with 
Buddy was startling and fantastic 
for me. I knew right away that I 
was finding my place in the legal 
profession, which had hitherto been 
a draining rat race. Of course crimi- 
nal law has its ugly side. People 
often ask me how you can represent 
murderers and rapists. There is no 
easy answer to that. I am now rep- 
resenting for the first time a con- 
victed murderer. I did not represent 
him at trial, but Buddy and I have 
agreed to represent him in his ef- 
forts to avoid the death penalty, to 
which he has been sentenced. The 
stakes are high. If we lose, Antonio 
will die. Some people will say "good 

Also, we do a great deal of per- 
sonal injury work, representing in- 
dividual plaintiffs or their survi- 
vors. Sometimes I think the rock 
group "The Who" when they wrote 
the following lines in their song 
"Behind Blue Eyes," had plaintiff 
personal injury lawyers in mind. 
Those lines are: But my dreams 

they aren't as empty 

As my conscience seems to be 

I have hours only lonely 

My love is vengeance 

That's never free 

It is disconcerting to see an attor- 
ney slapping his hands elatedly 
over just having been hired to rep- 
resent claimants in a big death 
case. However, this attorney proba- 
bly has a wife and children, and the 
case means income for their sup- 
port. This applies equally to the de- 
fense firms which are hired to de- 
fend the person or company accused 
of causing the accident. They are 
just as elated to get the business as 
the plaintiffs lawyer. 

In conclusion, you have probably 
surmised that I prefer a small firm 
to a large one. However, keep in 
mind there can be much more secu- 
rity, fringe benefits, and prestige 
working for a wealthy, large firm. 

Being a sole practitioner works 
for some people. I would be con- 
cerned as a sole practitioner with 
not having someone to cover for me 
when I was out of town or otherwise 
tied up. Also, a sole practitioner 
might miss having other lawyers 
readily available for consultation. 

As far as specializing goes, this is 
certainly the trend as the law gets 
ever more complex. There is still a 
great need for good general practi- 
tioners. Specialists deal on a regu- 
lar basis with more sophisticated 
problems, but that can prove to be 
tedious. Likewise, the general prac- 
titioner gets tired at times of deal- 
ing with nickle-and-dime lawsuits, 
but there can be great satisfaction 
in helping the common man on the 

Criminal law, I think, is fascinat- 
ing and can be practiced in conjunc- 
tion with a civil practice. They feed 
one another. Your back problem to- 
day may get busted for marijuana 
tomorrow. Most lawyers will not 
touch criminal law because they 
feel it is sleazy. However, the crimi- 
nal justice system needs competent 
criminal attorneys — both prosecu- 
tion and defense. Some lawyers pre- 
fer to practice nothing but criminal 
law and make a good living doing 

As for whether you should be a 
plaintiff or defense lawyer when 
practicing civil law, especially in 
the personal injury area, that again 
can be a matter of philosophy. If you 
choose a big firm, the chances are 
great that you will do a lot of de- 
fense. Really they are not mutually 
exclusive, and often a big corporate 
client will want to file suit over var- 
ious matters. However, in the per- 
sonal injury area the lines are 
drawn more distinctly. Your plain- 
tiff lawyers are often accused of 
being ambulance chasers, while 
your defense lawyers are accused 
often of looking for a loophole to get 
their insurance company clients off 
the hook for what might be a very 
legitimate claim. 

The following passage from Wil- 
liam Faulkner's acceptance speech 
for the Nobel Prize somewhat con- 
veys my parting thoughts to you. 
I decline to accept the end of 
man. It is easy enough to say 
man is immortal simply because 
he will endure; that when the 
last ding dong of doom has 
clanged and faded from the last 
worthless rock hanging tireless 
in the last red and dying evening 
that even then there will still be 
one more sound, that of his puny, 
inexhaustible voice still talking. 
I refuse to accept this. I believe 
that man will not merely endure; 
he will prevail. He is immortal 
not because he alone among crea- 
tures has an inexhaustible voice, 
but because he has a soul, a 
spirit capable of compassion and 
sacrifice and endurance,. The 
poet's, the writer's duty is to 
write about these tbirigs, It is his 
privilege to help mdn endure by 
lifting his heart, by reminding 
him of the courage and honor, the 
hope and pride, compassion, and 
pity and sacrifice, which have 
been the glory of his past. The 
poet's voice need not merely be 
the record of man; it can be one 
of the props, the pillars to help 
him endure and prevail. 
Although directed at the writers 
of the world, I believe this challenge 
is equally applicable to the attor- 
neys of the world. Attorneys can 
and should serve as pillars to help 
their fellow man and society endure 
and prevail. Attorneys should tem- 
per their ruthlessness with compas- 
sion. I was taught as a young asso- 
ciate to "go for the jugular." How- 
ever, I do not believe that this is 
always necessary or wise. Remem- 
ber when you are a lawyer that you 
are not just an attorney, but &lso a 
Sewanee graduate who understands 
life on a higher plane. 

An Appreciation: 

Gaston S. Bruton 

by Charles T. Harrison 

Gaston Bruton was substantially an 
individual person: as valued friend, 
as host, at the bridge table, over a 
cup of coffee, in an informal discus- 
sion or argument. But, throughout 
his forty-three years in Sewanee, he 
was deeply involved in the needs 
and interests of the human beings 
in the community — in the Univer- 
sity and in the town, During the 
course of the forty-three years, he 
was a teacher, a tennis coach, chair- 
man of the department of mathe- 
matics, the University's first and 
only Dean of Administration, and 
the University's first Provost. For 
the last seventeen years of his life, 
Gaston Bruton and Ned McCrady 
shared the central functions and ob- 
ligations of the University adminis- 
tration. It is Bruton's service during 
these years, rather than more per- 
sonal memorabilia, that demands 
acknowledgment here. 

Ned McCrady and Gaston Bruton 
shared the obligations of adminis- 
tering; and, sharing, they comple- 
mented each other. The relation, 
however, would not have been what 
it was if they had not had qualifica- 
tions in common. Both were schol- 
ars and teachers, not only before 
but during their years as adminis- 
trators. They both knew, at first 
hand, what a school is for. Both 
were attentive to the persons and 
the processes of University life. 
Both were easily accessible. Each 
was ready to give help to individual 
members of the faculty or of the stu- 
dent body. Instructor or student (or 
dean) felt free to disagree with 
either. Here I can not resist profess- 
ing the conviction that the Mc- 
Crady-Bruton years were a golden 
episode in the history of American 

Ned McCrady was professionally 
a biologist; but he was also a violin- 
ist, a painter, a translator of Latin 
verse, Gaston Bruton, though a 
professional mathematician, was a 
serious and analytical student of 

language. And, because it was cen- 
tral to his office as he defined it in 
practice, I repeat: he was pro- 
foundly concerned with and for the 
human beings in the University 
and in Sewanee at large. After Gas- 
ton's death, a janitor came to my of- 
fice and wept. 

At the time of Ned's retirement, a 
speaker referred to him as "Mc- 
Crady the builder." If he were the 
primary subject of this appreciation, 
pages could be filled with a list of 
his contributions to the physical re- 
sources and provisions of the Uni- 
versity. (He was, along with his 
other skills, an architect.) Many of 
these physical resources are easily 
apparent; many are not. 

Bruton complemented McCrady. 
His focus was on human resources. 
He formulated a sane and equitable 
scale of salaries for faculty mem- 
bers, and an equitable and objec- 
tively intelligible policy for promo- 
tions and tenure. During his pres- 
ence in office, there could be no 
random legislation concerning ap- 
pointments, wages, or favors in the 
various other offices in the Univer- 
sity. Gaston Bruton believed that 
the first obligation of a teacher is to 
teach. He was not hypnotized by de- 
grees, grants, or a count of pub- 
lished words. Both Bruton and 
McCrady believed that a university 
is, essentially, its teachers and its 

Bruton was a mathematician. 
Though he lived into the age of 
computers, he never toyed with the 
notion of letting machines 
supersede human knowledge, intui- 
tion, and judgment. Fallible though 
knowledge, intuition, and judgment 
may be, they are human. In the best 
sense of the word, Gaston Bruton 
was a humanist in understanding 
and in sympathy. 

His knowledge was broad and 
catholic. His intuitions were sane. 
His judgments were informed, rea- 
sonable, and fair.,.. The McCrady- 
Bruton administration was a golden 
episode in the history of American 

Among those attending the dedication of the Bruton-Guerry Tennis 
Courts were, from left, Vice-Chancellor Ayres, Alexander Guerry, Jr., 
C'39, John P. Guerry, C'43, and the Rev. Edward B. Guerry, C'23. 

Tennis Courts Rededicated 
Honoring Bruton, Guerry 

Published below are remarks by Stephen E. Puckette, C'49, professor of 
mathematics and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, deliv- 
ered at the dedication of the Gaston Brutonl Alexander Guerry Tennis 
Courts on October 22, Homecoming 1983. It is fitting that Dr. Puckette 
was invited to speak on this occasion, for he studied under Bruton, and 
he was a Sewanee student during the administration of Vice -Chancellor 
Guerry. Dr. Puckette is also a coach of the canoe team in the tradition 
which Dr. Guerry encouraged and of which Dr. Bruton was a conspicu- 
ous part. 

by Stephen E. Puckette, C'49 

We are here to celebrate the completion of the Bruton-Guerry Tennis 
Courts, and to honor the memories of the two men whose names are on 
this stone. 

Both men were educators of the highest order. Both believed deeply in 
the value of sport for its own sake and, Guerry especially, in the value of 
sport for the quality of the University. Seriousness in athletic endeavor 
was crucial for the morale and the level of attainment of the whole insti- 

Bruton was a hugely successful coach. His teams repeatedly won the 
Tennessee Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships. John 
Guerry, captain of one of his teams, remarked that before a match, it 
never crossed Bruton's mind that Sewanee would do anything but win. I 
know that Bruton was too much of a realist to have believed that, but if 
his players thought that he did, that is one of the things a coach is there 
for. Idealism can produce near-miracles, like the time in 1955 when Se- 
wanee's basketball team defeated Georgia Tech, which next day de- 
feated Kentucky, making Sewanee logically first in the nation; or in 
1956 when our swimming team beat the Citadel, defending champion of 
the Southern Conference; or two weeks ago in Memphis, when our foot- 
ball team, starting from its own territory on the last play of the game, 
scored the touchdown which broke a tie and won the game. 

Guerry was a visionary idealist who believed that simply everything 
that was remotely possible could be done. One of the greatest contribu- 
tions to any university in America was his conviction that amateur 
sport was possible as a successful athletic policy, and that in fact it sup- 
ported the very ideals of a university. There are, I am convinced, many 
university presidents, both past and present, who wish that they had 
had the courage to see what Guerry saw, to insist on it as he did, and to 
help establish amateur athletics as part of the policy of American 
higher education. Had they followed his lead, education in this country 
would be closer to the ideal that we all seek. 

The two men whose names are on these courts were in many ways 
unlike each other, Guerry the conservative, Bruton the liberal, Guerry 
the Christian, Bruton the agnostic — they eyed each other circumspectly, 
with more than a little unease. But they did share the steadfast belief 
that both scholarship and sport are vital parts of an education, and it is 
with some genius that their names have come to rest together in this 

The Dean's Letter 

In Pursuit of Excellence 

by W. Brown Patterson, C'52 

The~College is reassuringly full this fall, with 1,056 students. This is the 
largest student body we have had except in one previous year — 1980 — 
and is the result of enrolling a greater number of students than ex- 
pected who were admitted, as well as of retaining more upperclassmen. 
At a time when enrollments are declining or, at best, remaining precar- 
iously even at many comparable institutions, our enrollment is clearly 
very healthy. This is not, however, a deliberate expansion. The enroll- 
ment we are aiming at is still 1,000 of the ablest students we can find. 
The emphasis at Sewanee will continue to be on the quality of our stu- 
dents, faculty, and academic program. 

I sense a growing concern about quality in education in our country 
today. It is expressed in the report released last spring entitled "A Na- 
tion at Risk," from the National Commission on Excellence in Educa- 
tion. It was a conspicuous feature of the Tennessee Forum in Educa- 
tional Excellence sponsored by the Nashville Tennessean and Vander- 
bilt University, which I attended this fall. A coalition of Southern 
political and business leaders which examined the links between educa- 
tion and economic progress has recently called for more rigorous educa- 
tional standards. In all of this there is a tremendous opportunity for this 

We have, it seems to me, much of what these reports and conferences 
are calling for. The "Five New Basics" proposed in the National Com- 
mission's Report are not new to us. Language and literature, mathemat- 
ics, the sciences, social studies, and computer science are at the heart of 
our academic program. The Commission spoke of the compelling need to 
sustain the "intellectual, moral, and spiritual strengths of our people." 
This, again, is something to which Sewanee has been committed ever 
since the time of the founders. We have a challenging curriculum em- 
phasizing basic intellectual skills and a deep appreciation of the heri- 
tage of western civilization. And our academic pursuits are carried out 
in an environment in which humane values and the Christian faith are 
taken seriously. 

The means of achieving excellence are almost never inexpensive and 
they require frequent updating. This fall we have an entirely refur- 
bished Language Laboratory, with the latest equipment for developing 
speaking and listening skills in foreign languages. We are now making 
plans for renovating and redecorating the University Gallery so as to 
provide a better facility for viewing traveling exhibits as well as the art 
works of our own students and faculty and our permanent collection. 
But there is more that needs to be done to support the teaching of our 
devoted and highly qualified faculty. We need to purchase important 
pieces of scientific equipment, increase computer facilities, improve the 
quality of classrooms in several of our buildings, and increase the num- 
ber of books and periodicals annually acquired by duPont Library. 

The Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 
which has just begun, will involve an examination not only of our edu- 
cational program but also our purpose, student life, financial and physi- 
cal resources, and special programs such as those we offer in the sum- 
mer. In a year's time we should know more clearly than we have for 
several years what our strengths and weaknesses are and be able to 
make strategic plans to realize our institutional goals. But it is evident 
to most of those involved in the Self-Study that excellence needs to be 
pursued at many levels. It is especially important today to realize Sewa- 
nee's potential as a place where faith and reason complement each other 
and education means the formation of character and the development of 
social responsibility well as the training of the intellect. 

This is an exciting and hopeful time to be on the Mountain. 

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris was the fall musical 
production of Purple Masque. Cast members are, back row, Lisa John- 
son, Lucy Mogenson, musical director Susan Rupert, and Sandy Gregg, 
and front row, Stewart Thomas, Tom Costen, Jack Barden, and Brent 
Sudduth. Brent has been selected for the cast o/Funny Bone! A Musical 
Sense of Humor, a show which will tour the nation beginning in June. 

University Choir Plans 
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Members of the University Choir 
are planning a tour of England next 
summer, the first since 1979. To 
date they are over halfway to rais- 
ing $20,000 which is needed to fi- 
nance the trip. Money-raising 
schemes have included selling items 
at the Sewanee Crafts Fair, popcorn 
at the Union Theater, and singing 
Halloween telegrams. 

Past choir tours have demon- 
strated what good ambassadors the 
choir can be for Sewanee. The 1984 
tour is scheduled to begin May 25 in 
London and include a day and a 
half in residence at the Royal 
School of Church Music and con- 
certs in at least four cathedrals as 
well as in St. George's Chapel, 
Windsor Castle — eleven concerts al- 
together— ending at Coventry on 
June 8. 

Student Award 

At the October meeting of the 
Southern Conference on Slavic 
Studies, it was announced that Jo- 
sephine Hicks, a 1983 graduate, 
had won the 1983 Stanley 
Zyzniewski Student Achievement 
Award for the best undergraduate 
paper on a Slavic subject. Her pa- 
per, entitled "The Origins of the 
Cold War: United States-Soviet Re- 
lations, 1917-1919," was written 
under the direction of James G. 
Hart, assistant professor of history. 
Miss Hicks is currently attending 
Vanderbilt Law School. 

Jordan did much of the research 
with Larry H. Jones, associate pro- 
fessor of biology, with assistance 
from Marcos Irigaray and Benny 
Schrubbe. Their paper described a 
model system they developed for in- 
vestigating the resistance of plants 
to environmental stress, in particu- 
lar resistance to cold temperatures. 
Mr. Jones noted that undergraduate 
participation in this level of scien- 
tific research is quite unusual. 

Better Acquainted 

Parents' Weekend this year was 
perhaps the best attended parents' 
weekend ever. About 800 moms and 
pops were given ample opportunity 
to see the campus at its peak of ac- 
tivity, to meet members of the fac- 
ulty, and even to visit with their 
sons and daughters. 

The deans confer before Founders' Day Convocation— the Rev. W. Brown 
Patterson, C'52, dean of the College, and the Very Rev. John E. Booty, 
dean of the School of Theology. 

Undergraduate in 

Senior Mike Jordan of Donelson, 
Tennessee, is the co-author of a sci- 
entific paper, which was delivered 
in August to the national meeting 
of the American Society of Plant 
Physiology at Colorado State Uni- 

McGill Fellow 

Charles A. Elmore, a junior from 
Emory, Virginia, is a recipient of a 
Ralph McGill Scholarship awarded 
annually in memory of the former 
Atlanta editor to students who show 
promise in journalism or communi- 
cations. Elmore is the current editor 
of the Sewanee Purple. 

Mediaeval Colloquium 

The Eleventh Annual Sewanee Me- 
diaeval Colloquium, on the theme 
Mundus theatri: Theatrum mundi, 
will meet April 13-14 and once 
again will draw leading scholars 
from America and abroad. 

The principal lecturers will be 
Glynne W. G. Wickham, professor of 
drama emeritus, at the University 
of Bristol, and O. B. Hardison, Jr., 
director of the Folger Shakespeare 

New papers are invited on sub- 
jects in all disciplines that are re- 
lated to the conference theme. 

Alumni European Study Available 

The Nantes program, Ju 
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In London, July 2-7, Robin Simon, IES program 
director and a well- known art historian, will 

conduct a seminar on English stately homes. The boating onthe River Wear 
program will include tours of seven great houses ties being planned, 
that illustrate the development of English archi- 
tecture from the middle ages to early modern 

At Durham, July 9-16, Professor J. R. Watson of 
the University of Durham will expand on his 
popular course on literature and landscape 
painting and will lead a tour of the lake district. 
A second course about the British welfare state 
will highlight national health services and the 
prison system. A visit to a Georgian theater and 
among the activi- 

Three Choices 

Opportunities to travel and study in Europe, 
popular with so many students every year, are 
now open (with an exciting twist) to Sewanee al- 

Next summer, alumni can attend programs in 
Nantes, France, London, and Durham, England. 

These special programs are called Alumni Col- 
leges Abroad and are organized by the Institute 
of European Studies, with which Sewanee is af- 

French Refresher 

The University of the South is offering a special 
week-long program to prepare alumni for the 
IES trip to Nantes. "Prelude to France: Lan- 
guage and Culture Immersion Program" will be 
held July 12-19 on the Mountain. 

Participants will be able to leave for Europe 
from Sewanee via Atlanta. The University can 
assist with plans. 

The Sewanee program will include a French 
language refresher course in the new computer- 
ized language laboratory, lectures on gastron- 
omy, art, the French political scene, and films. 

French-style meals will be part of the pro- 
gram's fare and will be interspersed with wine- 
and-cheese tasting. Participants will also prac- 
tice the use of French currency. The session will 
end with a French banquet. 

The Sewanee program can actually stand by 
itself. Even persons not planning to join the 
Nantes program would enjoy the Sewanee "prel- 
ude." The costs of the Sewanee program are 
being calculated, but Jacqueline Schaefer, Sewa- 
nee professor of French and program coordinator, 
said the fee is expected to be attractively low. 

Brochures will be mailed out in early January. 
Applications for any of the programs must be re- 
ceived by March 15. Further information, includ- 
ing costs and extra opportunities for travel, may 
be obtained by writing or calling Mrs. Barbara 
Hall, The University of the South, Sewanee, Ten- 
nessee 37375. Phone (615) 598-5931, extension 

Fluency in 
Laboratory * 


The study and knowledge of a for- 
eign language have been recognized 
as essential parts of a liberal arts 
education for centuries, but are en- 
joying a renewed interest since the 
recent report by the National Com- 
mission on Excellence in Education. 

At Sewanee, this tradition has 
been maintained by a language re- 
quirement stipulating that students 
complete a third-year-level lan- 
guage course. The language re- 
quirement may be fulfilled in 
French, Spanish, German, Russian, 
Latin, or Greek. Italian is also of- 
fered for interested students. A new 
major, social science-foreign lan- 
guage and culture (for example, 
Economics with German, Political 
Science with French), requires that 
the student spend at least a semes- 
ter abroad and have a good com- 
mand of the language. Another ma- 
jor, Comparative Literature, expects 
the student to complete a 400-leveI 
course in one non-native language 
and at least a 200-level course in 
another language. 

Recognizing that frequent ses- 
sions are most effective in language 
learning, professors meet almost all 
100- and 200-level language courses 
four hours a week instead of the 
three previously taught. Modern 
language courses usually concen- 
trate on speaking and listening ini- 
tially, rapidly develop skills in read- 
ing and writing, and then move on 
to the study of literature. At pres- 
ent there are 744 students enrolled 
in language courses in the College. 

An exciting new addition to mod- 
ern language study is the newly 
renovated language laboratory lo- 
cated in Guerry Hall. There tech- 
nology has joined forces with the 
various language departments in 
the form of a Tandberg 500 comput- 
erized language laboratory system 
providing service to the console and 
twenty student booths. This state- 
of-the-art equipment replaces the 
mechanical system installed in 
Guerry at its opening in 1961 which 
had become nonfunctional. The 
room itself has been enlarged and 
remodeled to provide an inviting, 
comfortable atmosphere in which to 
take advantage of the language in- 
struction coming through the head- 
sets. The carpeting, blinds, track 
lighting, batik hangings, and pos- 
ters combine to form a truly attrac- 
tive and comfortable study area. At 
the back of the room is the tutoring 
lounge area. 

This new language laboratory 
came about when a group of lan- 
guage professors convinced the 
provost that they needed a labora- 
tory to achieve the full potential of 

their students. They shopped the 
market for quality equipment and a 
suitable decor; the funds ($40,000) 
were provided from the current op- 
erating budget. 

The console master recorder is ca- 
pable of recording from an open reel 
recorder, a turntable, a radio, a mi- 
crophone, or a videotape. It can 
function as a loudspeaker or trans- 
fer a program from any of these 
sources to the students' headsets. It 
can play a cassette program to all 
twenty stations or to any portion of 
them, with the remaining portion 
being let to function as independent 
recorders. Other modes of operation 
allow for broadcasting one student's 
response to the entire class, pairing 
students for conversation practice, 
and test recording, which allows a 
teacher to record a student as a test 
for later listening. 

The "blackboard" is state-of-the- 
art as well. Made of special white 
enamel, it can be used as a black- 
board with special marking pens 
and a projector screen. Students, 
thus, can register simultaneously 
image, written word, and sound. 

All elementary and intermediate 
modern language classes use the 
laboratory. In the morning, the lab 
is scheduled for classes, most of 
which meet in the lab once a week; 
in the afternoons and evenings stu- 
dents come to work independently, 
as in a library. One of the most im- 
portant features of the equipment 
allows the student to listen to a 
master tape and record his own re- 
sponses on the same tape for re- 
viewing later. Besides publishers' 
tapes, cultural music selections, 
tapes of poetry readings, and sup- 
plementary tapes professors have 
made themselves are also available. 

A typical class in the language 
lab listens to a tape, records por- 
tions, and then works on specific 
grammar or pronunciation drills. 
Students may also be called upon to 
do oral readings, give reports, or to 
give some other type of presenta- 
tion, such as perform a dialogue. 
The instructor sitting at the console 
can monitor the students (without 
being detected), and communicate 
with them individually, without or 
with the rest of the class listening. 
The language instructors also use 
their laboratory class time for en- 
richment by playing recordings of 
music, showing slides, or using an 
overhead or opaque projector to 
show various aspects of the culture 
not accessible through the written 
word. The equipment allows for 
many innovations in teaching 
methods and techniques. Professors 
in the various language depart- 
ments are working together with 

Mike Northrup, left, and Jack Carsner use 
cilities to improve their fluency in French. 

} language laboratory fa- 

the language lab director to pro- 
mote an exchange of ideas to de- 
velop new, stimulating ways of pre- 
senting and drilling various aspects 
of language so as to use the lan- 
guage lab to full potential. 

The language laboratory has been 
very busy since it opened at the be- 
ginning of the semester. Independ- 
ent laboratory hours have been ex- 
tended. During most of the open 
hours, there is a language tutor 
available to assist sudents with 
their homework or their tape as- 

The language lab is staffed by a 
lab director, Sharon Zachau, and 
ten work-study students. Also work- 
ing the language lab are the lab tu- 
tors; the directors of the language 

houses, being native speakers, have 
also been helpful in taping new, au- 
thentic materials for the courses. 

"Members of the faculty have said 
that they have noticed a marked 
improvement in their students' 
fluency," said Jacqueline Schaefer, 
professor of French. 

There are plans to expand the 
range of language training through 
the acquisition of self-teaching 
tapes and development of a cul- 
tural-tape library. 

Language instruction is believed 
to be essential to quality under- 
graduate education. Now the labo- 
ratory is becoming a language cen- 
ter and already an indispensable 
part of the Sewanee language pro- 

Faculty Notes 

Henrietta Croom, associate profes- 
sor of biology, received a Mellon Re- 
gional Faculty Development Grant 
to study at Vanderbilt University in 
1981-82 and has spent a good bit of 
her time this year commuting to 
Nashville to train a graduate stu- 
dent who will complete the research 
on molecular biology. She has fin- 
ished two papers on "Subcellular 
Components Responsible for Cell 
Motility" concerned with cell move- 
ment. One of these papers has been 
submitted for publication, and a 
second will soon be ready for publi- 

Ronald W. Jones, assistant professor 
of fine arts, contributed to a series 
of artists' projects designed specifi- 
cally for a magazine format in the 
September/October issue of Art Pa- 
pers magazine. Mr. Jones, one of the 
magazine's contributing editors, 
also wrote an article for the issue 
outlining his ideas on the interac- 
tion of art and the media in today's 
society, which values information 
over objects. In addition Professor 
Jones delivered a paper at the 
Southwestern Collegiate Art Con- 
ference October 27-29 and served on 
a panel, whose members discussed 
the theory of art criticism. Next 
spring Mr. Jones will be having an 
exhibition at the Ten of Eight Gal- 
lery in New York. 

James C. Davidheiser, associate 
professor of German, has returned 
to Sewanee after a year of full-time 
teaching as visiting professor at the 
University of Main?.. While in Ger- 
many, he also carried on research 
on the writer Franz Werfel and on 
German emigration to the United 

Having served as the coordinator 
of study abroad at Sewanee for six 
years, Professor Davidheiser helped 
choose the German exchange stu- 
dent to Sewanee for 1983-84, spoke 
to a conference of exchange stu- 
dents in Bamberg, Germany, at- 
tended the board meeting of the 
Federation of German-American 
Clubs, and participated in other ac- 
tivities of this organization, which 
is dedicated to the spread of friend- 
ship between these two nations. 

Mr. Davidheiser's article, "The 
Quest for Cultural and National 
Identity in the Works of Franz Wer- 
fel," will appear in Volume Eight of 
Perspectives on Contemporary Liter- 
ature, and his book review on Storm 
and Stress drama was published re- 
cently in the Lessing Yearbook. 

Eric W. Naylor, professor of Span- 
ish, received a research grant for 
ten months, beginning last Septem- 
ber, from the United States/Spanish 
Joint Committee for Educational 
and Cultural Affairs to carry out 
his research in medieval Spanish- 
literature in Madrid. He is prepar- 
ing a new edition of a book he ed- 
ited for publication several years 
ago (Libro de buen amor), writing 

several articles, and organizing i 
conference on minstrels and thei: 
literature to be held next s 

Robert W. Lundin, Kenan Professor 
of psychology, has completed his 
share of the work for the 1984 edi- 
tion of the Encyclopedia of Psychol- 
ogy, published by John Wylie and 
Sons. Mr. Lundin, co-editor of bio- 
graphies for the encyclopedia, wrote 
160 biographies and eight other en- 
tries. He has also completed the 
third edition of his textbook, Theo- 
ries and Systems of Psychology, 
which he expects to be published in 
1984, and he is currently working 
on a chapter on psych opathology 
(abnormal psychology) for an as yet 
untitled book. Professor Lundin is 
also working on a third edition of 
his popular Psychology of Music. 

Edward P. Kirven, assistant profes- 
sor of chemistry, has returned from 
sabbatical at the University of 
Texas at Arlington where he was a 
visiting professor under a grant 
from the Robert A. Welch Founda- 
tion. In addition to his teaching, he 
conducted research in the labora- 
tory of Kenneth L. Brown on syn- 
thesis and nuclear magnetic reso- 
nance studies of model compounds 
related to Vitamin B-12. A paper 
written by Professor Kirven about 
this research has been accepted for 
publication by Inorganica Chima 
Acta, an international journal of or- 
ganic chemistry, and should appear 
in the January edition. 

John L. Bordley, Jr., associate pro- 
fessor of chemistry and director of 
academic computing last year, is on 
leave to teach computer science for 
the University of Maryland's Uni 
versity College, European Divisio 
Professor Bordley is teaching Am 
ican military personnel and their 
dependents at Lindsey Air Force 
Base near Wiesbaden. 

Charles R. Perry, assistant profes- 
sor of history, is currently working 
on three short biographies on men 
involved with the growth of the 
British Post Office which will be in- 
cluded in the Dictionary of Business 
Biography, published by the London 
School of Economics. In October Mr. 
Perry served as the official com- 
mentator of a panel discussing 
three papers on "Disraeli: His Poli- 
tics and Fiction" at the Carolina 
Symposium on British Studies, 

A mask on Reims Cathedral 

Mr. Wadley at Reims Cathedral 

New Research 
From the Top 
of Reims 

by Katharine Jones, C'84 

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have 
the keys to one of Europe's greatest 
cathedrals? Maybe not, if you had to 
go through what William Wadley, 
instructor in art history, went 
through to get them. He had to 
crawl and climb his way to the top 
spire, photographing 157 sculp- 
tures, and Wadley's work may have 
some dramatic results. Not only 
does he hope to publish several arti- 
cles based on his research, but he 
may wind up changing what is usu- 
ally taught about Gothic art. 

Mr. Wadley is the first person to 
study so thoroughly the extensive 
cycle of mask sculptures at Reims 
Cathedral in France. Masks are like 
gargoyles without a utilitarian pur- 
pose. They are sculptures of human 
faces and animals stuck all over the 
building, in nooks and crannies, but 
are not used to drain water as gar- 
goyles are. 

Art historians have always put a 
great deal of importance on the 
Reims cycle, but it has been ne- 
glected because of the seeming im- 
possibility of getting a complete 
photographic archive of the mask 
and related sculpture. 

Mr. Wadley said that getting the 
necessary photographs was "work 
for a young scholar" because of the 
amount of climbing involved in get- 
ting to the more inaccessible masks. 

"You cannot be afraid of heights," 
he said. "You must also learn to like 

The problem in getting a photo- 
graphic archive lay not just in the 
inaccessibility of some of the sculp- 
tures. Several of the works were de- 
stroyed during World War I, and 
Mr. Wadley had to find old photo- 
graphs to verify the existence of 
these masks. The sheer number of 
sculptures involved also proved to 
be a challenge. Strictly speaking, 
there are 157 sculptures in the 
Reims mask cycle, with at least 
that many related sculptures lower 
on the walls. In all, there are over 
2,000 sculptures at Reims alone, 
and Mr. Wadley has studied the ma- 
jority of them. 

Once the cycle was reconstructed, 
Mr. Wadley checked old documents 
to see which sculptures had been re- 
stored. Then he grouped them into 
stylistic groups according to sculp- 
tor. A lot of sculptors worked in 
Reims and worked not only on the 
masks and their related sculptures, 
on the upper stories, but on differ- 
ent sculptures lower down on the 
cathedral. Mr. Wadley believes he 
became particularly adept at classi- 
fying the works according to the 
sculptors who did them. 

"There are several groups of five 
or six masks that can be attributed 
to particular sculptors," he said. 
"Others that are somehow related, 
but not in every way, were probably 
done by an assistant or an appren- 
tice working with a master." 

In the process of classifying the 
sculptures by artist, Wadley vir- 
tually compiled the entire architec- 
tural history of the cathedral, not 
just of the sculpture. The cathedral 
was begun in 1210 and was almost 
complete in the 1250s-1260s, al- 
though work continued until the fif- 
teenth century. Styles similar to the 
sculpture on Reims Cathedral can 
be found in Spain and southern It- 
aly, countries the non-specialist 
does not usually associate with 
High Gothic architecture or sculp- 
ture, as well as in England and Ger- 
many. The widespread popularity of 
the High Gothic style of which 
Reims has many examples made 
Reims one of the most important 
sculptural monuments of the thir- 
teenth century and helped Wadley 
date work done at Reims by com- 
paring it to work done in other 
parts of Europe. The few surviving 
documents about the construction of 
the Reims cathedral have helped 
Mr. Wadley in this dating process. 
He has uncovered new evidence 
about the construction of the cathe- 
dral that related to other High 
Gothic works. For example, Wadley 
discovered that during the cathe- 
dral's construction the city of Reims 
was taken over by a mob that drove 
out the clerics. That meant that 
work on the cathedral stopped; so 
sculpture done by Reims artists 
could have been done while the 
sculptors were laid off, not before or 
after the construction of the cathe- 

Mr. Wadley says the most impor- 
tant part of his work is setting up a 
chronology of the sculptures. This 
chronology is changing the dates of 
the sculptures, placing them into 
the 1220s and 1230s. They are usu- 
ally attributed to the mid-thir- 
teenth century. 


The Dean's Column: 

Faculty Considers Mission 

by the Very Rev. John E. Booty 

The faculty of the School of Theology has begun meeting once a month 
for three hours in what I am calling the Faculty Conference. In this 
setting we discuss one, at most two, subjects of vital interest to us. In 
October we responded to a critique of our curriculum written at my re- 
quest by Professor Edward Farley of Vanderbilt, the author ofTheolo- 
gia: The Fragmentation and Unity of Theological Education (Fortress 
Press, 1983). In the course of our discussion we focused upon what is for 
us and for theological schools everywhere a major concern: what para- 
digm governs us? We generally agreed that along with most schools the 
paradigm governing us here is clerical. We have a large and thriving 
program for lay theological education, but I would argue that it, along 
with the M.Div. program and thus the school as a whole, operates either 
positively or negatively in reaction according to the predominant cleri- 
cal paradigm in theological education. This is not necessarily bad, of 
course, unless it tends toward clericalism. How much better it would be 
if we had another paradigm, one that reflected that growing concern in 
the church for total ministry, mutual ministry, and wholeness in gen- 
eral. One of our colleagues suggested that a more appropriate operating 
paradigm for all divisions of the School of Theology would be "ministry," 
the ministry of the entire laos, clergy, and all others. I agree. And I have 
a vision of a theology school with a college of teachers, governed by the 
"ministry" paradigm, exercising its gifts and talents as called upon in 
education of baptized ministers with no intention of ordination, in edu- 
cation of ordained officers for the church and their continuing education, 
and in research and writing to assist the church to understand the 
many-faceted dimensions of ministry in this world, at this time. To 
adopt a different paradigm is to engage in change, change that can b< 
dangerous as well as creative. But we cannot be faithful to our Lord 
without taking such risk and inviting such a blessing. 

SPCK Now at Sewanee 

The USA office of the Society for 
Promoting Christian Knowledge 
(SPCK) opened November 1 at the 
School of Theology. 

The society, founded in 1698 as 
the first English missionary society, 
is providing start-up funding and 
will be working with USA organiz- 

Instrumental in locating the of- 
fice in Sewanee were the Rt. Rev. C. 
FitzSimons Allison, C'49, bishop of 
South Carolina, and Thomas S. Tis- 
dale, Jr., C'61, an active lay leader 
in that diocese. They began working 
with Patrick Gilbert, head of the 
British SPCK, earlier this year and 
hope to have a board in place in 

January and a celebration of the be- 
ginning of SPCK-USA in March 
when Mr. Gilbert is in this country. 

The USA branch (there are also 
branches in India and Australia) 
will be primarily concerned with 
aiding overseas' countries in the 
writing, printing, and distribution 
of Christian materials — books, pam- 
phlets, study guides, newspapers, 
and periodicals. 

The administrative assistant is 
Karen Crippen. She and her semi- 
narian husband, David, spent most 
of the last sixteen years as overseas' 
missionaries in Kenya, Thailand, 
and Somalia. She has a degree in 
social work from Florida Southern. 

The Rev. W. Robert Abstein, T'65, talks with Dean John Booty during a 
recess of the DuBose Lectures. Mr. Abstein is the newly elected president 
of the School of Theology Alumni Council. 

Council Reviews Needs 

The Rev. Charles M. (Chuck) Watts, T77, ofNorwalk, Ohio, and the Rev. 
Leo Frade, T77, bishop-elect of Honduras have a brief reunion during 
the alumni banquet in October which opened the DuBose Lectures. 

The School of Theology Alumni 
Council met the day before the 
DuBose Lectures this fall. 

The members of the council dis- 
cussed the accreditation review in 
Spring 1985 bj»the Association of 
Theological Seminaries and how al- 
umni might help with the self-study 
now in progress. 

The space needs of the seminary 
were explored with three alterna- 
tives being considered: renovate 
and add on to the current buildings, 
move to the buildings previously 
used by the Sewanee Academy, or 
build a new complex. A consultant 
has been hired to study space needs 
for the entire University and will 
consider these ideas. 

Five members' terms expired this 
y ear _the Reverend Messrs. Robert 
Abstein, T'65; William Brettmann, 
C'59, T'62; James Edwin Rasnick, 
T'60; Jeffrey Walker, C'72, T75; 
and the Rt. Rev. William A. Dim- 
mick, T'55. The Reverend Carl Hen- 
drickson, C'59, T'78, resigned. Mr. 
Abstein was elected to a two-year 
term as president; the Reverend 
Martin Tilson, C'48, H'78, was 
elected to a two-year term as vice- 
president. The Reverend Messrs. 
Robert G. Certain, T'76, Maurice L. 
"Rusty" Goldsmith, T'81, G. Hen- 
dree Harrison, T'69, and Bertie 
Pittman, T'80, were elected to 
three-year terms. The Reverend 
Harry W. Crandall, T'83, was 
elected to a two-year term to suc- 
ceed Mr. Hendrickson. 

Vice-Chancellor Robert M. Ayres, 
Jr., shared some of his vision for the 
university in his hopes to see a 
"center for evangelism and social 
action" established to draw people 
to Sewanee to study and reflect on 
their roles as servants in the world. 

William U. Whipple, vice-presi- 
dent for development, reported on 
the one percent program and initi- 
ated a discussion on how to get 
greater alumni participation. He 
commented that the DuBose Lec- 
tures were well-attended, but that 

only eleven alumni attended the al- 
umni breakfast, the only alumni 
function of the seminary. 

C. Beeler Brush, director of al- 
umni affairs, presented the plan for 
nomination and election of a person 
to receive a Distinguished Alumnus 
Award fbr the School of Theology. 
This plan was approved; balloting 
and the prize remain to be decided. 

The group reaffirmed a motion 
made at the last meeting to explore 
having a full-time person to handle 
alumni and church relations for the 

Professor Christopher Bryan pre- 
sented an hour of insights into what 
is current in New Testament stud- 


The School of Theology is the host 
for a Conference on the Ministry 
February 3-5, 1984, for those con- 
sidering the ordained ministry. Par- 
ticipants will explore the theme, 
"Go make disciples," with the dean, 
faculty members, and students. Ac- 
tivities will include Eucharists, din- 
ner and talks with the dean, panel 
discussions, small group and indi- 
vidual conversations with Btudents 
and faculty, dinner at the students' 
homes, and entertainment. 


James Fowler, professor of theology 
and human development at Candler 
School of Theology, Emory Univer- 
sity, is the speaker for the Arring- 
ton Lectures January 28-29 in Gros- 
venor Common Room of St. Luke's 
Hall. He heads the Center for Faith 
Development and is the author of 
Stages of Faith. 


Peace and Justice Center 
Established at Sewanee 

Faculty Profile 

Marion J. Hatchett 

by David Parker, T'84 

As the social and political drama of 
the "60s unfolded, an important but 
far less heralded change was taking 
place in the life of the Episcopal 
Church. And in South Carolina, the 
Rev. Marion J. Hatchett found him- 
self increasingly drawn to the study 
of worship and liturgy. It was an in- 
terest that would thrust him into 
the leadership of liturgical change 
in the Episcopal Church. 

"By the late '50s and early '60s 
the liturgical movement was begin- 
ning to have an effect," he recalls. 
"It was calling people to reexamine 
our liturgical heritage and to take 
seriously the scriptures, the church 
fathers, and the relationship be- 
tween liturgy and Christian social 

Marion, as he is called by semi- 
nary students and alumni, began to 
' develop his interest in liturgy while 
* Sewanee seminarian, 

"But it was out of the parish ex- 
perience that I decided to special- 
ize," he explains. 

From his native South Carolina 
where he served for fourteen years 
in the parish ministry, the Rev. Mr. 
Hatchett went to New York to pur- 
sue a doctorate in liturgy at Gen- 
eral Theological Seminary. He 
joined the faculty of the School of 
Theology in 1969, and three years 
later Dr. Hatchett became the third 
American Episcopalian to receive a 
doctorate in liturgy. 

The intervening years have seen 
him become one of the leading li- 
turgical scholars in the United 
States, occupying a role of leader- 
ship in the work that led to comple- 
tion of the 1979 Book of Common 
Prayer and the 1982 Hvmnal. From 
1973 to 1976, he served on three 
committees of the Standing Liturgi- 
cal Commission, working on the Eu- 
charist, the lectionary. and rubrics. 
During that period he chaired the 
committee that produced The Book 
of Occasional Services, and from 
1976 until 1982 he was a member of 
the Standing Liturgical Commis- 

His work with the Hymnal began 
in 1973 when he became a member 
of the Music Commission. He was 
active on the committee that pro- 
duced Hymnal Supplement II and 

Hymns III and he chaired the text 
committee that prepared the texts • 
for the new Hymnal. He is also a 
member of the committee that is 
preparing service music for the new 
Hymnal and serves as chairman of 
the Anglican Chant Subcommittee. 

Sewanee seminarians know Mar- 
ion Hatchett as a warm, soft-spoken 
man who, despite his busy schedule, 
always has time to share his ency- 
clopedic knowledge of the Prayer 
Book, the Hymnal, or liturgical his- 
tory x>ver a cup of coffee. The disci- 
plined precision of his lectures is 
punctuated by stories and illustra- 
tions from his experience. And it is 
in his story-telling that students 
and friends discover the wit and hu- 
mor that complement his scholar- 

Marion and his wife, Carolyn, 
live almost directly across the street 
from St. Luke's Hall, and they are 
active members of the community. 
John, a 5th grader, and Ann, a sen- 
ior at St. Andrew's-Sewanee, live at 
home, while Martha is in her sec- 
ond year of veterinary school at the 
University of Tennessee in Knox- 

Marioh Hatchett' s teaching and 
his work on the Prayer Book and 
Hymnal have been informed by 
years of devotion to scholarly re- 
search. Sanctifying Life, Time and 
Space, published in 1976, has be- 
come a text in several seminaries. 
His Commentary on the American 
Prayer Book is known to Anglicans 
all over the world. He has taught in 
the summer sessions at Notre Dame 
and taught in two sessions at St. 
George's College, Jerusalem. He is 
in demand as a speaker and lec- 
turer and frequently appears on the 
program at parish and diocesan con- 
ferences and workshops. 

For Marion Hatchett and for the 
Episcopal Church, the past two dec- 
ades have been a time of liturgical 
change — but it is change that recap- 
tures the lost wealth of the past as 
well as introduces the new. That 
change is perhaps best summarized 
in his own words: "It has been a 
time of reclaiming for ourselves 
much that had been lost over the 
centuries, a time of broadening ho- 
rizons in liturgy and music in ways 
that have greatly enriched the 

From the 1982 General Convention 
the call went out that "all of us in 
this church work for a just peace in 
the world and that, the seminaries 
educate their students to be facilita- 
tors of such work."; 

The Rev. Kenneth Kinnett, C'56, 
T'59, wants to see Sewanee in the 
forefront on the issues of peace and 
justice. After General Convention 
he began talking with the Rev. John 
M. Gessell, professor of Christian 
ethics and member of the national 
executive committee of the Episco- 
pal Peace Fellowship, about a place 
where the theology of peacemaking 
could be explored. He also set aside 
$125,000 in the Kinnett Foundation 
to fund a Peace and Justice Center 
at Sewanee. 

Organization of the center be- 
came a reality in August 1983 when 
Vice-Chancellor Robert M. Ayres, 
Jr., and Dean John E. Booty met 
with the Rev. Charles Cesaretti, 
staff officer of the Executive Coun- 
cil of the Episcopal Church, and Mr. 
Kinnett, priest-in-charge of the 
Episcopal Church of the Covenant 
in Atlanta. 

Mr. Kinnett's concern originated 
from his interest in nuclear disar- 
mament. He said, "There is a great 
interconnection between the arms 
race and the fact that so many hu- 
man needs are going unmet in the 
world because of the money going 
into arms. This is something like $1 
million a minute. The result is that 
there are no resources to deal with 
housing, medical care, agricultural 
development, or education." 

Dean Booty said, "This would be 
not so much a center as a program 
aimed at a conference in which the- 
ologians would deal with the con- 
cerns of peace and justice in the 
world." He explained that many 
concepts of peace range from the 
Hebrew "shalom," meaning well- 

being, tf) the Greek "eirene," mean- 
ing absence of war. He sees the 
work of this center as reconciling 
the Christian creed with the world 
situation and the church's concern 
for peace. 

At the conference, planned for 
late spring or early fall 1984, seri- 
ous scholars will present papers on 
how theology affects the way people 
think about peace. The conference 
will be held in Sewanee but may be 
repeated in other locations. 

Goals of the center are raising the 
consciousness of people concerning 
the issues of peace, stimulating dia- 
logue among persons of differing 
viewpoints, challenging theologians 
to join the dialogue and help it 
along, and helping establish an on- 
going process of peacemaking in the 
church and society. The center will 
also aim at making a significant 
contribution to the 1988 Lambeth 
Conference of Bishops of the Angli- 
can Communion, which will be pri- 
marily concerned with peace. 

Conference papers will be pub- 
lished in a book with teaching 
guides, similar to the church's 
teaching series. 

Currently the board is being se- 
lected and an office set up at the 
School of Theology. 

Sewanee Day 

Even though the old Theological 
Education Sunday Offering (TESO) 
has been supplanted by the one per- 
cent contribution to Episcopal semi- 
naries, parishes and missions are 
still being asked to hold a Theologi- 
cal Education Sunday on January 
22. In this way, lay persons can be 
kept informed of the value of theo- 
logical education and the need for 
an educated clergy. 


Mrs. Schwing's Gifts 
a Mark of Devotion 

Many alumni will recognize the 
name of Ella V. Schwing, widow of 
Calvin K. Schwing, A'17, C'2l, and 
most have seen the results of her in- 
terest in Sewanee. 

One of the first of her gifts was 
the marble altar in All Saints' 
Chapel. She also arranged for her 
mother-in-law to give the limestone 
reredos, and together they gave the 
statues of St. Peter and St. Paul as 

That was only the beginning. The 
variety of her gifts indicates that 
for years she was thinking of Sewa- 
nee's needs. Her imagination was 

She conceived the idea of the 
needlepoint for All Saints' Chapel, 
commissioned the designs, bought 
the wool, and then helped Sewanee 
churchwomen organize ladies 
throughout the diocese to do the 

Mrs. Schwing, a professional li- 
brarian and active Episcopal 
Church lay leader, died earlier this 
year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 
near her home in Plaquemine. 

She left a large estate — extensive 
mineral rights and more than 
$350,000 in liquid assets. Sewanee 
is designated to receive one-fifth of 
the residuary estate, or at least 
$50,000 and another $40,000 a year- 
in rents and royalties. 

Since Mrs. Schwing specified that 
the funds be used for the School of 
Theology, a study has been started 
to determine if the bequest is suffi- 
cient to endow a professorship in 
the Seminary. 

Mrs. Schwing's professional ca- 
reer was centered at Louisiana 
State University. She was a mem- 
ber of the LSU Library staff and for 
many years was head of the books 
and libraries department. She not 
only taught courses but she origi- 
nated the library instruction pro- 
gram at LSU which became a model 
for such programs at other universi- 
ties. She funded entirely the LSU 

Library Lecture Series, which was 
designated in 1981, many years 
after its founding, the Ella V. 
Schwing Lecture. 

Her influence reached much fur- 
ther. She was a member of the LSU 
Board of Supervisors from 1952 to 
1964, and she served as the regional 
director of the Association of Gov- 
erning Boards of State Colleges and 

Mrs. Schwing wrote two bpoks 
about the use of libraries. The sec- 
ond, Using Theology Books and Li- 
braries,she co-authored with T. Ed- 
ward Camp, librarian of the School 
of Theology. Royalties from this 
book were contributed to the School 
of Theology, and her friendship with 
Mr. Camp and his wife, Elizabeth, 
was another reason for her close as- 
sociation with the University of the 

She made substantial unre- 
stricted gifts — was a member of the 
Chancellor's Society — but took an 
interest in sending individual gifts 
for the chapel, library, hospital, stu- 
dent radio station, and Rebel's Rest. 
She arranged and financed a speech 
and drama workshop at the School 
of Theology. For several years she 
paid the salary of the Rev. Frank 
Robert as an assistant librarian at 
the Seminary. She made a very sub- 
stantial gift for construction of the 
Outside Inn, whose original purpose 
was to serve as a meeting place for 
non-fraternity men. The gift was 
made on behalf of her late hus- 
band's fraternity, Sigma Alpha Ep- 

Calvin Schwing died in 1955, and 
it was soon after his death that Mrs. 
Schwing's concern for Sewanee be- 
gan to take form. 

In 1970 Mrs. Schwing was 
awarded an honorary degree in All 
Saints' Chapel. She seemed to relish 
her alumna status and despite re- 
curring ill health maintained her 
associations on the Mountain. Her 
active friendship will be missed. 

As the articles on this page indicate, a bequest by will can be one of the 
more significant ways to make a substantial gift to Sewanee. Louis W. 
Rice, the University's director of deferred giving, can show you how you 
can actually enhance the value of your estate by establishing a will that 
includes a charitable bequest to the University. 

Louis W. Rice III 
Director of Deferred Giving 
The University of the South 
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375 
(615) 598-5931 extension 409 

Is your will current and up to date? Recent changes in tax laws have 
made it necessary for most persons to revise their wills. You may obtain 
more information by writing to Louis Rice at the above address. 

Needlepoint kneelers and cushions in All Saints' Chapel are reminders of 
Mrs. Schwing. 

Historian's Estate 
Benefits University 

Sewanee's most enduring "article of 
faith" may be that if teaching and 
learning here are of the highest 
quality the Mountain will be 
blessed. The principle can be af- 
firmed in the periodic bequests of 
people whose interests in Sewanee 
exist in the form of distant respect 
and admiration. 

Miss Mary Wingfield Scott of 
Richmond, Virginia, an author, his- 
torian of old Richmond, and tireless 
worker for the preservation of his- 
toric buildings, has left Sewanee 
some $250,000. The University is a 
residual beneficiary sharing equally 
with Bryn Mawr College and Bar- 
nard College of New York City, both 
of which Miss Scott attended. 

The total estimated value of her 
estate is more than $1.7 million, of 
which more than half was be- 
queathed to about three dozen spe- 
cific legatees. Among these were 
Richmond's St. Paul's Church, Vir- 
ginia Theological Seminary, and the 
Valentine Museum of Richmond, 
each of which received $25,000. 

Apparently somewhat self-con- 
scious about the complexity and 
length of her will, Miss Scott wrote: 
"In this will, I am trying to dispose 
of a far too large estate in the man- 
ner I feel my father and mother 
would wish me to do; namely, seeing 
that those who need it are cared for, 
and that after they no longer need 
it, my estate will go on doing good 
for my city, my church, and the edu- 
cational institutions with which I 
have had such valuable contacts 
during my lifetime." 

Her biographical file in the Uni- 
versity's development office con- 
tains a smattering of correspond- 
ence with Robert S. Lancaster, the 
Very Rev. G. Cecil Woods, and Mar- 
cus L. Oliver. The last letter she 
wrote explained that she was "thor- 

oughly interested in Sewanee. My 
uncle, John Page Wingfield, and my 
adopted son, John Patrick Walker, 
were both alumni." 

Miss Scott's death on August 9 of 
this year was accompanied by an 
unusual amount of public attention 
in Richmond. The Richmond News 
Leader published an editorial, ex- 
cerpts of which follow: 

"Miss Scott, who died last week at 
88, devoted much of her life to the 
preservation of valuable architec- 
ture in Richmond. She had the 
great vision to recognize the histori- 
cal worth of buildings, and she led 
many a spirited and successful fight 
against the wrecking ball.... 

"A woman of biting wit and in- 
domitable will, Miss Scott was caus- 
tic in her appraisal of projects she 
thought embodied bad taste.... She 
took on powerful forces and City 
Hall— and sometimes she lost. But 
she never faltered, and her driving 
force created a citywide awareness 
of the value of historical preserva- 
tion and the need to save important 
ties to tlje past. 

"Drive around Richmond. Look at 
Linden Row. The Craig House. The 
Barrett House. Oregon Hill. The El- 
len Glasgow House and the Anne 
Carrington House. Capital Square. 
Historic Church Hill. All of these— 
and other — important links to the 
past still stand because Miss Scott 
and the forces she mobilized fought 
for them.... 

"The preservation of so much of 
Richmond's rich history as embod- 
ied in the city's architecture is Miss 
Scott's enduring legacy.... Historic 
Richmond endures and so will the 
memory of Mary Wingfield Scott, 
who gave so generously of her ener- 
gies to insuring that a modern Rich- 
mond could live comfortably and se- 
curely with its past." 


Campaign for Sewanee 

Providing Opportunities 
for Future Generations 

The$l million challenge gift of 
Gerald L. DeBlois is the latest ma- 
jor news of the Century II Cam- 
paign, which is at mid-course. Ap- 
propriately, therefore, Mr. DeBlois 
was invited to speak at the annual 
meeting of the Associated Alumni 
on Homecoming weekend. 

Since members of the Associated 
Alumni make up the great majority 
of Century II leadership, Mr. De- 
Blois's remarks were directed at 
both the volunteers and all of his 
fellow alumni. 

by Gerald L. DeBlois, C'63 

On behalf of those of us who have 
not visited the Mountain in recent 
years and for all friends of the Uni- 
versity I would like to extend our 
sincere appreciation to Vice-Chan- 
cellor Robert Ayres for the excellent 
leadership he has provided Sewa- 

We have all read of the fine prog- 
ress and developments at Sewanee 
since 1977 when he became Vice- 
Chancellor. Not until June, 1982, 
did I have the pleasure of meeting 
Bob Ayres. I want to tell you today 
that when the history of this fine 
University is written, the name of 
Robert Ayres will be placed at the 
summit of this history. 

Bob Ayres cannot do the task 
alone. To insure the continued ex- 
cellence of the University— we must 
all grab an oar and help. We know 
we have your love for Sewanee. We 
also need your time and we need 
your money. It is that simple. 

Years ago tuition payments re- 

ceived by the University paid ap- 
proximately 50 percent of the cost of 
our education each year. Now tui- 
tion payments equal 65 percent of 
that cost. To compete for the fine 
students in the years ahead, the 
University will not be able to con- 
tinually raise the tuition fees. 

Many schools have already an- 
nounced plans to reduce enrollment 
by 15 to 20 percent in face of a de- 
clining number of qualified appli- 
cants anticipated in the 1980s and 
beyond. Sewanee will have to com- 
pete for these qualified students. 

To insure that the faculty contin- 
ues to attract excellent teachers, Se- 
wanee must be competitive in the 
salaries and benefits it provides. 

Although many of us did not re- 
ceive direct scholarships, we all re- 
ceived a subsidy, i.e. the difference 
between our tuition and 100 percent 
of the cost of operating the Univer- 
sity. If the generations of the future 
are to have the same opportunity 
we had for a quality education, the 
endowment must be increased to 
$100 million. 

That is the purpose for the match- 
ing challenge. We must increase the 
percentage of alumni giving each 
year. It is now approximately 25 
percent. By the end of the fiscal 
year in June, 1984, 1 expect that 
percentage to be in excess of 50 per- 
cent. There is no reason why it 
should not be 100 percent. 

Why did I make the decision to 
give the University the gift and the 
matching challenge? It is really 
simple. It is the only way the sys- 
tem will work. 

Thank you and let's beat Wash- 
ington and Lee. 

^jj - Mt-tim* 

• I 1 



Robert W. Fort, C'33, center, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Mrs. Edwin 
I. Hatch of Atlanta talk with Gerald DeBlois, C'63, at the alumni Home- 
coming banquet. 

With two of her sons present, Mrs. Shirley 1. Majors presents a check to 
V ice-Chancellor Robert M. Ayres, Jr., to initiate the Shirley Inman Ma- 
jors Scholarship Fund. John Majors, left, head football coach at the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, and Larry Majors, A '60, C'64, were also present to 
attend the reunion party of the 1968 and 1963 undefeated football teams 
of Coach Majors's. 

Scholarship Is Named 
For Legendary Coach 

A scholarship fund has been estab- 
lished at Sewanee in the name of 
former football coach Shirley Inman 

In making the announcement, 
members of the Majors family said 
they wished to honor all of Coach 
Majors's former players. He coached 
more than 700 student-athletes 
from 1957 through 1977, including 
seven Little All-Americans and six 
NCAA post-graduate scholarship 

No specific guidelines have been 
attached to the scholarship fund, 
but Mrs. Majors suggested that the 
University consider for the scholar- 
ship young men from smaller, rural 
schools who show promise as stu- 
dents but need financial assistance 
to attend college. 

Shirley Majors was a very suc- 
cessful coach at the rural high 

schools of Moore County, Franklin 
County, and Huntland before com- 
ing to Sewanee. 

"Shirley was reared on a farm 
and would like to know that a 
young man from a rural back- 
ground was having an opportunity 
to attend Sewanee because of this 
scholarship fund," Mrs. Majors said 
at her-home in Sewanee. 

The announcement of the scholar- 
ship coincided with the twenty-fifth 
and twentieth anniversaries of Se- 
wanee's 1958 and 1963 undefeated 
and untied teams which held reun- 
ions at Homecoming. All twenty- 
one Majors teams had a combined 
record of ninety-three wins, sev- 
enty-four losses, and five ties. 

Contributions to the fund are 
being received, with special interest 
being shown by former players for 
Coach Majors. 

Area Dinners and DeBlois 
Challenge Lift Century II 

More than one hundred major-gift 
prospects attended the Century II 
Fund dinner in Dallas October 28, 
and a large turnout was expected 
for a similar dinner November 28 in 
Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

The Rt. Rev. Willis R. Henton, 
bishop of the Western Diocese of 
Louisiana, is leading the campaign 
in the Lake Charles area and as- 
sisted Vice-Chancellor Ayres in vis- 
its with prospects-. 

Solicitations are nearing comple- 
tion in Jacksonville under the direc- 
tion of area chairman Prime F. Os- 
born HI. A campaign dinner was 
held in Jacksonville June 27. 

Gerald L. DeBlois, new national 
vice-chairman, has been traveling 
nationwide to boost the campaign. 
He and Vice-Chancellor Ayres vis- 
ited prospects in California, and Mr. 
DeBlois made several calls in New 
York. He has also been visiting 
Century II volunteers in Atlanta, 
Nashville, Houston, and Birming- 

Alumni are being urged to take 
advantage of the $1 million DeBlois 
Challenge, by which every dollar 
given to Sewanee in excess of the 
previous year's gift is matched with 
three more dollars. 

The Century II Campaign total is 
nearing $32 million. 


Washington and Lee 
Were Both Amazed 


Sparked by a couple of patented 
come-from-behind victories over 
Southwestern and Washington and 
Lee, Sewanee's grid squad finished 
the 1983 season with a 5-4 record. 

They tripped Southwestern 19-13 
on a spectacular fifty-eight yard, 
pass-and-lateral play after time had 
expired. On the play, Lee Pride 
hauled in a pass from quarterback 
Mark Kent and then pitched to Bob 
Roddenberry, who raced the last fif- 
teen yards to the end zone. Mo- 
ments earlier a- penalty against 
Southwestern had given the Tigers 
one final offensive play, and it was 
the most thrilling play Coach Hor- 
ace Moore could remember. 

"A highlight of the season was 
watching the impressive develop- 
ment of the freshmen," said Moore. 

The most conspicuous example 
was tailback Reggie Benson, who 
gained 824 yards on 153 carries, 
most of those in the final six games. 

Coach Moore said the overall 
team effort with so many new peo- 
ple on the roster was an impressive 
quality of this year's squad. 

Men's Cross Country 

The Sewanee men's cross country 
team rode the personal record per- 
formances of five runners to nose 
out defending champion Rose-Hul- 
man for the 1983 conference crown 
November 4 on the Mountain. 

Laurence Butcher, a junior from 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, was 
first with a time of 26:26, while se- 
nior Charles Yeomans of Manches- 
ter was third in a time of 27:00 in 
the CAC meet. Also placing in the 
top nine were Paul Pfefferkorn, 
Charles Atnip, and Andy Hayes. 

The times of the top runners im- 
proved greatly over the season, and 
this was reflected in the peak per- 
formances in the conference meet. 

Said Coach John McPherson: "It 
has to be considered an upset after 
Rose-Hulman beat us by over sixty 
points four weeks ago, but I feel this 
is the first time we have run at our 

The Sewanee harriers competed 
at the NCAA Regional Champion- 
ships in Newport News, Virginia, 
looking for a strong- enough finish 
to send them to the National Cham- 


The Tigers had their best soccer re- 
cord ever this fall, finishing with a 
13-5-1 mark and perhaps only one 
victory away from a bid to the Divi- 
sion III Championships. 

Sewanee suffered an upset loss to 
Southwestern in the College Ath- 
letic Conference Championships — 
the big disappointment of the year. 
Key victories were chalked up over 
Vanderbilt, Emory, and the Univer- 
sity of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Coach Peter Haley summed up 
the season by saying: "In every way 
this has been our best season since I 
came to Sewanee. In terms of our 
record, team play, and unity, we had 
a tremendous year." 

Women's Cross Country 

The women's cross country team, 
paced by freshman Virginia Brown 
of Madisonville, Kentucky, and 
Mary Lou Anderson, a senior from 
Wichita, Kansas, showed increasing 
strength this season. 

The Tigers, under the leadership 
of Coach Cliff Afton, competed in 
several large meets, including the 
Bonne Bell ten-kilometer run, 
where four Sewanee harriers fin- 
ished in the top 100 out of 1,100 
competitors, and the Fall Color 
Cruise, where six members finished 
in the top 100 out of 800 runners. 

Sewanee finished second to 
Southwestern in the Sewanee Invi- 
tational on November 4. 

Field Hockey 

Sewanee's field hockey team won 
six and tied one in its last eight 
matches to post a 9-8-1 record in 
this rebuilding year. 

A big highlight was the Tigers' 
third-place finish in the twelve- 
team Deep South Tournament, 
which seemed to turn the season 
around for the Tigers. 

"It was an excellent tournament 
for us," said Coach Jeannie Fissin- 
ger. "Our passing looked great all 
weekend. We beat Catawba and tied 
Appalachian State after losing to 
both of them early in the season." 

Cynda Cavin finished the season 
with twenty-five career goals, while 
on the defensive end of the field 
Heidi Barker had 120 saves for the 


The women's volleyball team fin- 
ished its season with a 21-20 record, 
10-5 against Division III competi- 

Considering the number of fresh- 
men and sophomores on the team, 
Coach Nancy Bowman Ladd said 
she was impressed with the "cohe- 
of the team." Only two sen- 
? on the squad. 

Eddie McKeithen on the attack in front of the opponents' goal. 

This cheering section makes a difft 

volleyball matches. 


Cagers May Surprise CAC 

Men's Basketball 

The graduation of Blane Brooks, Se- 
wanee's all-time leading scorer, 
makes the task of improving on last 
year's 8-17 record seem especially 
difficult, but good things are hap- 
pening in Juhan Gymnasium. 

Head Coach Bobby Dwyer brings 
a flush of optimism and discipline 
and some promising freshmen. He 
also has veterans, four of whom 
started last season at one time or 
another, including junior forward 
Jim Startz, who was last season's 
second leading scorer with a 15.3 
point average. 

Also back are senior point guard 
Mark Peeler and sophomore guards 
Ellis Simmons and Jim Folds. 

Women's Basketball 

The women's basketball team is re- 
building this season around its only 
returning starter, Susan Steele, a 
sophomore guard from McKenzie, 

The Tigers finished strong last 
year from an 11-13 record, but 
Coach Nancy Bowman Ladd will 
need some sterling performances by 
her freshmen and sophomores to re- 
gain that form. 


The years are over when Sewanee 
wrestlers suffer at the hands of Di- 
vision I heavies. 

"We will be doing a lot of travel- 
ing this year," said Coach Yogi An- 
derson, "and that makes us happy. 
This will be the first year that we 
will face only Division HI competi- 
tion, and that is certainly an im- 

Eight returning lettermen also 
make Coach Anderson happy. The 
best may be Art Hancock, the only 
senior, and sophomore Armando 


"Some of the guys are already look- 
ing for a conference championship," 
said 01 iff Aft on, head swimming 
coach. That is how optimistic we 

This year's swimming team may 
be the largest in Sewanee history, 
with fifteen men and twelve women 
on the squad. Coach Alton also said 
this is the hardest working team he 
has had. 

One of the leaders is junior 
Charles Sholten, who hopes to qual- 
ify for the national diving competi- 
tion for the third consecutive year. 

Another Championship 
for Sewanee Canoe Team 

The sports question of the semester 
is: What year did Sewanee lose the 
Southeastern Intercollegiate Canoe 

Well, we forgot, too, and the ar- 
chives department is closed! 

Anyway, Sewanee 's lethal pad- 
dlers won the championships again 
in October for the eleventh year in 
the twelve years of competition. 
They left six other teams or so in 
their wake on North Carolina's Ca- 
tawba River while taking six of ten 
first places in slalom and wildwater 

Team standings and scores were 
like this: Sewanee, 507; Western 
Carolina, 468; Georgia State, 365; 
South Carolina, 77; Appalachian 
State, 64; Redford, 54, and Western 
Piedmont, 18. 

Sewanee's secret seems to be 
plenty of "playing coaches" — Doug 
Cameron, Carrie Ashton, and Steve 
Puckette — and every year a few de- 
veloping paddlers who do not seem 
to need much coaching. 

For instance, one of Sewanee's 
surprise weapons was a freshman. 

Like old times, P. R- Walter, C'63, races along a Sewanee soccer field, 
as AUston Moore, C'87, of Atlanta fights for position. This action was 
part of the annual alumni-varsity match. 

New Women's Conference 

This year Sewanee is helping to es- 
tablish the Women's Intercollegiate 
Athletic Conference, which begins 
competition with a basketball tour- 
nament February 23-25 in Sewa- 

Nancy Bowman Ladd, head coach 
of basketball and volleyball, said 
the conference is being formed to 
encourage competition among the 
colleges. It should also give its 
members a better chance to get bids 
to the NCAA National Basketball 

Championships. Similar advantages 
are gained in other sports. 

In addition to Sewanee, the mem- 
bers are Southwestern, Maryville, 
and Fisk in Tennessee, and Centre, 
Transylvania, Berea, and Asbury in 

The colleges will be competing in 
several sports: field hockey, cross 
country, and volleyball in fall; bas- 
ketball and swimming in winter; 
and softball, tennis, and track and 
field in spring. 

Frances Stanley of Johnson City, 
Tennessee, who won the women's C- 
1 slalom. She was one of three 
freshmen, including Davis Jones 
and Berry Edwards, who took med- 
als in the one-day meet. She also 
led a Sewanee sweep of the C-l 
event, with Mary Barr and Cat 
O'Neil following. 

"Depth and outstanding fresh- 
men," was Puckette's easy-enough 
explanation of why the Tigers won 
again. He also said: The team was 
relaxed because we thought we 
were going to lose." 

Other first places were taken by 
Cameron and Puckette in C-2 men's 
slalom, Ashton and Puckette in C-2 
mixed slalom, Ashton and Leigh 
Williams in C-2 women's wildwater. 
Jack Krupnick and Puckette in C-2 
men's wildwater, and Cameron and 
Williams in C-2 mixed wildwater. 
Sewanee also had a sweep in that 
mixed wildwater event. Ashton and 
Trey Greer took second, and 
Frances Stanley and Jack Krupnick 
were third. 

BUI Johnson, A'62, C'66, teacher and head football coach at St. An- 
drew's -Sewanee School, enjoys friends at the Sewanee Homecoming 


A Great Homecoming, but Wait Till Next Year 

The weather was lousy, but the fel- 
lowship was magnificent for Home- 
coming October 22-23. 

Armistead Selden, C'42, became 
the second Distinguished Alumnus 
of the Year and spoke at the open- 
ing banquet. 

At that same banquet, students 
sang a selection of Broadway hits, 
and the dance that followed went on 
until midnight. 

Alumni and former faculty mem- 
bers were honored at several dedi- 
cations held on Homecoming week- 
end. Following the Associated Al- 
umni meeting on Saturday 
morning, a dedication was held for 
the Bruton-Guerry Tennis Courts 
(see related story.) 

Rain stopped the Homecoming 
parade before it got started, and 
only the bravest souls stayed until 
the end of the Sewanee-Washington 

and Lee game when the Tigers 
snatched the victory and sent every- 
one to reunion parties to compare 
stories and old times. 

John Crawford, C'28, gathered a 
half-dozen classmates together for 
what he dubbed the first official 
fifty-fifth reunion ever. James Av- 
ent, C'19, always opens his home to 
the alumni exomati, and the fiftieth 
reunion class, 1933, had a party at 
the Holiday Inn organized by Edwin 

One of the largest groups was 
that of 1963, led by Gerry DeBlois, 
but 1973's was larger, and 1978's 
was larger still, and those last two 
classes had to take refuge from the 
rain in lower Cravens Hall. 

The long-range forecast for 
Homecoming 1984 is clear skies and 
bright fall colors. Mark your calen- 
dar: October 26-27! 

Beth Garcia, right, gives a congratulatory hug to Liza Field ofRo 
Virginia, after Liza was named Homecoming Queen in October. 

Walter-D. Bryant, C'49, receives the congratulations of his wife, Polly, 
and two children, Tassie and Trey, after he was honored at Homecoming 
with the retirement of his football number. 

Drat! In despair alumni director Bee/er Brush gives in to tht 
halts the Homecoming parade before it begins. But not next j 

Teresa Sanderson Harrison, C'77, and her husband, Edward, C'75, o 
their son, Austin, in a Sewanee shirt, during a visit to the Mountain. 
They live in Mobile, Alabama. 

1984 Homecoming— October 26-27 


(^Associated Alumni 

New Orleans Club Wins 
Ragland Dobbins Cup 

The Sewanee Club of New Orleans, 
revitalized a year ago, held an edge 
all the way to Homecoming in win- 
ning the Dobbins Trophy as the best 
all-round Sewanee club in the na- 

The younc, leaders of the club, in- 
cluding Brad Jones. C'79, the presi- 
dent; Bob Friedrich, C'77; Field 
Gomila, C'61; Phillip Carpenter; 
C'78; and Murgo Johnston, C'81, 
brought the club along quickly with 
a variety of social engagements and 
recruiting efforts. 

Jesse L. "Sam" Carroll, alumni 
vice-president,' presented the cup to 

Brad Jones during the Associated 
Alumni meeting at Homecoming. 

Competition for the Dobbins Cup 
was particularly close this year. In 
most categories — organization, Se- 
wanee awards, career services, and 
social functions— Nashville, At- 
lanta, and Birmingham led the way. 

The award was established by E. 
Ragland Dobbins, A'31, C35, and 
each year a $500 scholarship is pre- 
sented to a needy student in the 
name of the winning club. The 
club's name is engraved on the tro- 
phy, which is kept in the Alumni 

Answer Yes! in February 

The Phonathon returns. 

Last winter Sewanee students made 883 telephone 
securing pledges for Sewanee. They will be on the Hi 

5 again in Febru- 

Remember this: Sewanee needs a high percentage of alumni support 
to boost the Century II Campaign. Gerry DeBlois, C'63, is matching nev 
gifts three-for-one. 

If you get a call, say "Sewanee's Right!" 

The Golden Rim Award is presented by Sam Carroll, C'69. to Sam 
Scales, C43, of Panama. 

Wulf Bench at Cross 

The Rev. Charles F Wulf, deceased 
member of the College class of 1926 
and the Seminary class of 1929, was 
honored October 22 with the dedica- 
tion of a stone bench in his memory 
at the University Cross. 

Associated Alumni Officers 

Jack Stephenson, C'49, President 

M. Scott Ferguson, C'79. Vice-President for 

The Rev. Thomas R, Ward, C'67, Vice-Presi- 
dent for Church Relations 

Jesse L. Carroll, Jr., C'69. Vice-President for 

Allen M. Wallace, C'64, Vice-President for 

The Rev. William Robert Abstein. T'65. Vice- 
President for the School of Theology 

C Beeler Brush. C'68, Executive Director 


Brad Jones, C'79, president of the Sewanee Club of New Orleans, is pre- 
sented with the 1983 Dobbins Cup by Sam Carroll, C'69. 

Service Recognitions 
Highlight Alumni Meeting 

The annual meeting of the Associ- 
ated Alumni was, more than usual, 
a time to recognize and honor its 
hard-working members. 

President Jack Stephenson began 
the meeting by noting that two 
alumni had been added to the devel- 
opment staff in recent months. 
Louis Rice III, C'73, is director of 
deferred giving, and Walter Bryant, 
C'49, is director of the alumni fund. 

Later, in a special presentation, 
Mr. Stephenson paid tribute to Mr. 
Bryant for his almost thirty years of 
service as director of athletics. He 
presented the coach with a framed 
jersey (number 28).and announced 
that Walter Bryant's jersey was 
being retired. 

The Dobbins Cup was awarded to 
Brad Jones, C'79, and the Sewanee 
Club of New Orleans, and certifi- 

cates went to several other Sewanee 

Two Sewanee club presidents, 
Margaret Mankin, C'78, of Wash- 
ington, and Bryan Starr, C'68, of 
Atlanta, were given special recogni- 
tion for contributions to their clubs. 

The Golden Rim Award, pre- 
sented to the alumni traveling the 
greatest distance to Homecoming, 
was given jointly to F. George At- 
kisson, C'73, of Waikiki, and Sam 
Scales, C'43, of Panama. 

Nine fifty-year-reunion alumni, 
led by Edwin Hatch, C'33, received 
their alumni exornati keys. 

In its only official action, the 
membership voted to initiate an an- 
nual service award to be presented 
to anyone who has been in the ser- 
vice of the University for twenty- 
five years or more. 

Among those present ■ 
members of his College class, Cole- 
man A. Harwell, William Hollis 
Fitch, and W. Porter Ware. The 
University Chaplain, the Rev. Wil- 
liam Millsaps, officiated. 

Mr. Wulf, a trustee from 1938 to 
1940, served the Church as a vicar, 
rector, chaplain, and teacher. His 
son, R. Forrest Wulf, is a member of 
the College class of 1968. 

Of the dedication Mr. Ware wrote: 
"The drippy rain, fog, and overcast 
sky at dusk were reminiscent of his 
generous ministrations to the unfor- 
tunate and the needy. He was a 
man of modesty, and much of what 
he accomplished will never be 

Alumni exornati, members of the class of 1933, gather in Sewanee for 
their fiftieth -year r 

Class Notes 



Fred B. Mewhinney, A, has been very in- 
.erested in retaining memorabilia of Sewanee 
Military Academy in the University Archives 
in duPont Library. He believes (quit* cor- 
rectly) that lower classmen actually started 
mee as an educational institution be- 
e of the shortage of southern men ready 
for college immediately following the Civil 
War. "The school should never be forgotten." 
he said. He and his son, Jim, A'64, have con- 
tributed significantly to the exhibit and they 
hope many other SMA alumni will send inter- 
esting items to Mrs. Arnold Mignery, Archi- 
vist The Mewhinneys were both in Sewanee 
for Homecoming, attended the Washington and 
Lee football game, and visited Mrs. Ann 
Cheape, the Delt house, and the alui 

ting at the home of James Avent, C. 


Robert A. Freyer, A, C'63, is a resident 
partner with the firm of Kroll, Pomerantz & 
Cameron in Miami, Florida. 


Joe Parker, A, C'65, and his wife, Pat. have 
moved from Beeville, Texas, to Norfolk. Vir- 
ginia, where Joe will be serving on the staff of 
the Amphibious Warfare Training Center. 


Major Stephen P. Ansley, A, was recently 
awarded the Army Commendation Medal. 
First Leaf Cluster, at Redstone Arsenal in 
Huntsville, Alabama. 

Major Terry S. Pate, A, was promoted to 
his present rank on September 1 in San Fran- 
signed to the Logistic Control 
Activity. He and his wife, Pam, have two sons. 


Joseph Nichols Bowman, A, graduated 
from the Georgetown University Law Center 
in May of 1982 and is practicing law in Wash- 
ington, D. C. He was married to Patricia Ann 
McDonald in 1977. Pat is a law clerk forjudge 
Kern on the District of Columbia Court of Ap- 
peals and also has her law degree from 
Georgetown. He writes, "Unlike Julie Baird, 
, and her husband, Stan Denegre. who 
practice law across the street from each other 

i New Orleans, my wife and I have offices 

:ross town from each other!" 



Ascension in Donaldson ville, Louisiana. 


The Rev. D. Holmes Irving, T, retired on 
July 31 after nineteen years as rector of the 
Robert E. Lee Memorial Church in Lexington, 


The Rt. Rev. Furman C. Stough, C'51, T, 
sived special recognition for leader- 
ecent issue of the Alpha Tau Omega 
Palms . He was also honored earlier this year 
by Sewanee's Omega Chapter as the first 
cipient of the Puckette Award. 


r of All Saints'. Paragould 



The Rev. Delmas E. Hare, T, 

a Ph. D. at the June graduation 
Emory University in Atlanta. He is acting as- 
sistant to the rector of Christ Church, Macon, 


The Rev. Leon C. Balch, T, was honored 
recently by the congregation of Grace Church 
in Chattanooga when a stained-glass window 
was dedicated to him. Mr. Batch retired in 
1978 after twenty years as rector of Grace 
Church, but he did not retire from his minis- 
try. He has been particularly active in minis- 
tering to the chemically dependent. He also 
teaches microwave electronics at Chatta- 
nooga State Technical Community College on 
a part-time basis. 


The Rev. Claude E. Payne, T, is rector of 
St. Martin's Church in Houston, Texas, the 
largest Episcopal church in the diocese of 
Texas. He is assistant secretary to the House 
of Bishops and is chairman of the grants com- 
mittee of the Episcopal Foundation of Texas. 



The Rev. William B. Theuss, T, has be- 
come rector of the Church of the Good Shep- 
herd in Acton, Massachusetts. 


The Rev. John W. Groff, Jr., T, whose poem 
"Easter 1983" was on the cover of the Living 
Church at Easter, has accepted a call to be- 
come the first resident rector of St. Mary's 
Episcopal Church in Childersburg, Alabama. 


The Rev. Edmund L. Dohoney, T, who has 

been rector of the Church of the Messiah, Gon- 
zales. Texas, has accepted a call to be rector of 
St, Andrew's in Seguin. 

The Rt Rev. Leo Frade, T, former vicar of 
the Church of La Esperanza in Orlando, Flor- 
ida, is the new Bishop of Honduras. He is a 
member of the Executive Council of the Epis- 
copal Church and served as chairman of the 
National Hispanic Commission. 

The Rev. Henry King Oehmig, T, is now 
assistant rector at the Church of the Ascen- 
sion in Cartersville, Georgia. 



The Rev. Robert Keirsey, T, is rector of St 
Andrew's-by-the-Sea in Snn Diego, Califor- 


The Rev. John M. Gibson, T, has begun 
his new duties on the staff of St. Andrew's 
Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. 


The Rev. Charles D. "Pete" Cooper, T, 

has become rector of St. David's Church in 
Cheraw, South Carolina. He moved from St. 
John's in Columbia where he was also chap- 
lain of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. 

The Rev. Maurice L. "Rusty" Goldsmith, 
T, is now canon evangelist at the Caihedral 
Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Ala- 
bama, having moved from a curacy at the 
Church of the Nativity in Huntsvillc, Ala- 

The Rev. Daniel W. Hinkle, T, is serving 
St. Paul's Church in Berlin. Maryland. 

The Rev. John Throop, T, is rector of the 
Church of the Mediator in Chicago. 


The Rev. Ben Aurand, T, curate at St. 
Matthew's in Austin, Texas, was ordained to 
the priesthood on February 21 by the Rt. Rev. 
Maurice "Ben" Benitez, T'58, H'73. The 
Rev. James Burns, T, was ordained to the 
priesthood by the Rt. Rev. William Sanders, 
T'45, H'59, at St. Thomas's Church in Knox- 
ville in January. He will remain at St. Thom- 
as's as priest-in-charge. 

The Rev. Robert A. Dedmon, Jr., T, was 
ordained to the priesthood in May, and now 
serves as priest-in-charge of St. Bede's in 
Manchester, Tennessee. 

The Rev. Lee Benson Kneipp, T, is insist 
ant to the rector of the Church of St. Michael 
and All Angels in Lake Charles. Louisiana, 
and priest-in-charge of St. Andrew's, also in 
Lake Charles. 

The Rev. G. Edward Lundin, T, is assist- 
ant to the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church 
in New Orleans. 

The Rev. H. Christopher Piatt, ., is in 
charge of two Kentucky missions, St. David's 
in Pikeville and St. James's in Prestonburg. 
He said they will soon be seeking parish status 
as a "yoked parish." by which the missions 
will merge into a parish but will have separate 
buildings and separate services and will share 
a priest. The arrangement hae- been tried suc- 
cessfully in other places, notably Virginia. 

Piatt's bulletin is culled the New Yoke Times. 
He extends his apologies! 

The Rev. Fred Haley Tinsley, T, was or- 
dained to the priesthood on Fehrunry 2 by 

Rishop Samuel Hulsey of the diocosi- ,<( North- 
west Texas He is a number uf the staff of the 
Church of the Holv Trinity in Midland, Texas. 


The Rev. Ricky Lynn Benson, T. has been 
ordained to the diaconate in Sun Anlimm anil 
is now vicar of St. James's Church in Hull. Us 
ville, Texas, and Holy Communion Church in 

The Rev. Dennis R. A. Brown, T, is dea- 
con-in-training at St. James's Church in Fair- 
hope, Alabama. 

The Rev. Harry W. Crandall, T. is deacon- 
in-charge of Hungars Parish, Kas-tern Shore, 

The Rev. Wesley W. Hinton. T, is the as- 

sistanl at St. Michael's in Bon Air, Virginia, 
The Rev. John Gregory Prior, T, 


rector of St. Jan 

es's Church in 


on, South Carolina 


lev. Buckley Robbing, T, wus or- 


o the diaconate on 

June 26, and is 


as deacon-in-trainin 

at Grace Church 

The Rev. Sandra Wooley, T, is sit vine. us 
a deacon-in-training at St Paul's in ('hnltn- 
nooga. She was ordained by the Rt Rev Wil- 
liam Weinhauer in the diocese of Western 
North Carolina. 


Herman E. BaggenatOHN, C, has been 

awarded the Tennessee ( 'nrr.erv.i! i .1 nlllie 

Year Award by his peers in the Natural Re- 
sources Conservation Societies uf Tennessee 
Herman is a former editor and publisher ol 
the Grundy County Herald in Tracy City. Ten- 

Columbia, South Carolina 29201 

The Rev. Emmet Gribbln, C, T, of Tusca- 
loosa, Alabama, has retired as administrator 
of the General Ordination Examinations ami 
as executive secretary of the General Hoard ol 

*Af\ The Rev - F - Newton 
M\J Howden Trinity Episcopal Chun 

\f- IN MEMOR1AM , « 


B.S.. B.D.. B.LITT. (OXON.) 

1910 - 1976 



1960_, & \m . 

The plaque in All Saints' Chapel dedicated on Founders' Day to the 
memory of James William Brettmann. 


Record-Setting Class 

Dear Classmates: 

In the fall of 1924. one hundred and 
fifteen gauche young men regis- 
d as Sewanee freshmen. Twelve 
ejoined the class in the spring. 
The entire student body at that 
time was only 284, so the new Class 
of 1928 comprised 44.7 percent of 
indergraduates, the largest 
s ever to enroll as of that date. 
During our sophomore and other 

■8, we had many transfers from 
other colleges and universities. 
Now. as alumni, we have set 
other records — supporting our Uni- 
;rsity with 70 percent of our roster 
i 1981-82 and zooming to 78 per- 
■ fiscal 1982-83. No other 
class, of our size, or larger, has bet- 
tered, this record. 

Once again the Class of 1928 
made HISTORY on the night of Sat- 
urday, October 22, 1983. We became 
the FIRST class to hold a formal 
55th Reunion. Men of other classes 
had attended Homecoming in their 
55th year as alumni, but they had 
not held a formal class banquet. 

Though it was only a small group, 
it made history and the party was 
most enjoyable. Attending were: 
Squeak Burwell, John Crawford, 
Harry Ramsay, Bill Sharp, Pete 
Weaver, and their wives, and Joe 
Earnest and his niece, Mrs. Jack 
Whitley, widow of a Sewanee foot- 
ball co-captain. As guests we had 
Billy Schoolfield, C29, and Will 
lmes, C'31. Latecomers were Ju- 
> French, C'32, and his wife. We 

had a brief visit from Vice-Chancel- 
lor Bob Ayres and his wife and Bill 
Whipple and his wife. 

Stories of humor were told by 
each of us and laughter and gay 
conversation keyed the whole eve- 
ning. And we had NO speeches! 

It was a grand Homecoming. At 
the Friday evening cocktails and 
dinner for all alumni, we saw Jim 
Avent, C'19, Pete Ware, Hollis 
Kitch, and Colie Harwell, C'26, Poss 
Berry, Stan Burrows, and Bill Cra- 
vens, C'29. We met Dick Kellerman, 
C'31, at the Saturday luncheon. 
AND. ..Sewanee defeated Washing- 
ton and Lee 16-10. 

Wish all of you could have been 
with us. 

Support-wise, we are lagging 
against the same time period of last 
fiscal year when we had twelve do- 
nors through October. Now we have 
just eight but five of them have 
taken advantage of Gerald De- 
Blois's three-for-one offer by in- 
creasing the amount of their last 
fiscal year's donations. If you did 
not donate last fiscal year, please do 
so now, thus taking advantage of 
the DeBlois-Weaver-Crawford offer. 
If you contributed in July through 
October of 1982 and you have not 
yet sent in your donation this fiscal 
year, please help us catch up. And 
do try to take advantage of that 
three-for-one offer of DeBlois's. 

John Crawford Chairman 
Class of 1928 

The Rev. Kit-hard Kirchhoffcr, C. counted 
it ,i miracle Hull he escaped with Ins life ood 
no serious injuries oiler heme, allocked by a 
grizzly boor in Montana's lllncier Notional 
Pork It seems the bear was with her cubs and 
allocked lo protect them, not reoli/uie thai 
Dick was on Episcopol priest! He sultered 
puncture wounds in his arms ond lege which 
required twenty-five stltcheB. 


utile. Florida 32201 

The Rt Rev. John M. AHin, C, 1 "IS, was 

iwnided the benorory deer il Doctor ol Sa- 
cred Theology ul Hoborl and William Smith 
Colleges on Moy 30, 

"illiam T. Wulson 111, N. has his own busi- 
i, Wutson Associales, which does mnnage- 

itconsullit.e His wife owns Wolsun Really 

isliah handle- anil residential real 

Cleicland. Tmnei 

s G. Cnte, Jr., C, \ 

Leonidas Polk Emerson, C, and In- Wife, 

iloi-io, have three sons who are graduate- of 
sewanee, Lonnie is retired from the Kederal 
Communications Commission. He was an ap- 
*i judge. 

Memphis. Tennessee 38104 

William B. Elmore, C, has retired from the 

practice of law and has become deputy for 

t Federal Sailings and Loan 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402 
Joseph D. Ezechel, Jr., C, 

Cashiers, North Car 
ma. He has five children, one of whom helpr 
th the business. 


Dew er, Colorado 80202 

Earl Guitar, Jr., C, is responsible for Phil- 
lips Petroleum's explorations and production 
activities throughout Europe and Africa, He 
and his wife live in London. 

James D. Irwin 

James D. Irwin, C, has been named vice- 
president of Florida loan operations for Nor- 
west Modern House Capital, Inc., a division of 
Norwest Corporation. The new subsidiary was 
formed to provide homeowner financing for 
manufactured homes. Jim and his wife, Sheila, 
reside in Winter Haven. Florida, where he for- 
merly was financial vice-president and chief 
financial officer for Southern Guaranty Cor- 

Russeilville, Alabama 35653 

The Rev. Dr. John C. Fletcher, C, profes- 
sor of bioethics at the National Institute of 
Health in Bethesda, Maryland, was the key- 
note speaker at a symposium on genetic dis- 
orders and pastoral care presented October 26 
in Columbia, South Carolina. 

Ross B. Clark II, C, will have served his 
first year as president of the Memphis-Shelby 
County Bar Association come January. He was 
elected to that post last December. 

William E. Roberts, C, reports from Lon- 
don that he has changed offices and phone 
numbers but visitors are still welcome! 

'CC Hubert R. Wei 
OO fit J, Box 8 

ShelbyvUte, Kentucky 40065 

Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte.l',. Mi. in, 
attorney, has been elected president of th 
American Judicature Society, a national or 
pinizalH.n of more th.m :j<..0U0 members which 
works to improve the administration ofjui 
through research, educational programs, 

Charles David "Dave" Little, C, is 

president for sales of Scherer Laboratories and 
is living in Dallas with his wife, Joy, and their 
four children. 


The Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. 

o.l.UI ElhriwnadSt. 


The Rev. Carl Cecil Hendrickaon, Jr., C, 
T*78, is the Episcopal chaplain at West Vir- 
ginia University, vicar of St. Gabriel's campus 


William A. Kimbrough, Jr. 
4675 Old Shell Road 
Mobile, Alabama 36608 

Harry T. Edwards, Jr., C, has been named 
president of Capital Discount Brokerage, a 
subsidiary of the North Carolina League of 
Savings Institutions. He was formerly a branch 
manager of First Affiliated Securities ' 


Harry Edwards, Jr., C'57 

Madison, Tennessee 37115 

The class of 1958 celebrates its twenty-fifth 

utorship with Success Motivation Inst 
Inc.. of Waco, Texas. 

Frederick H. Jones, C, is the new di 
of the Maine Boys' Choir. 

Several paintings by Gant Gaither, C'38 t left, were presented to the Uni- 
versity by Alexander Guerry, Jr., C'39, during a special reception honor- 
ing Mr. Gaither in October. The paintings were purchased by the Hamico 
Foundation, of which Mr. Guerry is president. 

EMT Award for Surgeon 

Dr. Norman E. McSwain, Jr., 
C'59, professor of surgery at Tu- 
lane University School of Medi- 
cine in New Orleans, is the recip- 
ient of the 1983 J. D. Farrington 
Award of Excellence from the 
National Association of Emer- 
gency Medical Technicians. 

The award is given each year 
by the National Association of 
Emergency Medical Technicians 
to the individual who has con- 
tributed the most toward further- 
ing improvements in patient care 
in the prehospital phase. Dr. Far- 
rington is considered the father 
of Emergency Medical Services 
in the United States. 

Dr. McSwain, who is a previous 
winner of the Farrington Award, 
has made numerous contribu- 
tions to Emergency Medical 

Services over the years. He was 
first chairman of the Joint Re- 
view Committee for Paramedic 
Accreditation, editor of the EMT 
Journal, and chairman of the 
subcommittee on Emergency 
Medical Services for the Commit- 
tee on Trauma of the American 
College of Surgeons. He has writ- 
ten extensively on the subject for 
medical journals and is editor of 
Current Concepts in Trauma 
Care, in addition to serving as a 
police surgeon for the City of 
New Orleans and being medical 
director for the New Orleans 
EMS Division. He is still active 
as a trauma surgeon. 

Dr. McSwain is also co-director 
of a new Hyperbaric Medicine 
Fellowship training program at 
Tulane, the first such program in 
the United States. 

for Service 

Henry Lumpkin, C'36, retired 
from the history department of 
the University of South Carolina 
in June and is a professor emeri- 

On June 15, Governor Richard 
Riley of South Carolina awarded 
Mr. Lumpkin the Order of the 
Palmetto, the highest honor 
which can be awarded by the 
state to a citizen of South Caro- 

Although Professor Lumpkin 
has retired from his teaching du- 
ties, he will continue to direct his 
courses on South Carolina Edu- 
cational Television and Radio. A 
new course is in the planning 
stage which will keep him very 
active into the future. 

The Rev. Larry D. Lossing, C, is no longer 
rector of St. Paul's in New Smyrna Beach, 
Florida. He has left the Episcopal Church to 
join the Roman Catholic Church. 

' Clearv, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 
One State Street Plaza 
New York. New York 10004 

'anted studies for the Chartered Life Under- 
writers designation. He has received Humer- 
us awards for outstanding sales and service. 

i 19103 

Robert L. Gaines , C, lives with his wife, 
Marjorie, and two children in Darien, Con- 
necticut. He is a vice-president and account 
executive for a newspaper advertising bureau. 
He is chairman of the Backgammon and Chess 
Committee at the University Club of New 
York, and in his spare time plays tennis, does 
a lot of trout fishing and sailing, and spends 
time on his photography. 

Colonel Robert Giampietro, C, recently 

...10.TJ.V. Rust III 
■140* Kfhler Drive 
Allentown. Pennsylvania IS103 

'fi1 R 
\J X 4- 

The Rev. Robert Edward Libbey, C. last 
July was married iu Elisabeth Weaver in cer- 
emonies at St, Jude's Church in Columbia. 
South Carolina, where he is the rector. The 

ceremony was pei Iniiiu d hv the bishop of Up- 
per South Carolina, the *Rt. Rev William 
Beckham, and The Rev. Glenn H. Gould. 
T*76, rector of St. Albans Church in Lexing- 
ton, South Carolina The hride is a student al 
the Virginia Theological Seminary. 

Gene Dickson, C, vice-president of Leslie 
Advertising Agency in Greenville, South Car- 
olina, was principally responsible for the na- 
tional award his firm received recently for a 
television spot produced for the South Caro- 
lina Department of Parks, Recreation, and 

;/ Episcopal Church 
1 18 South BoisD 'Arc Avei 
Tyler, Texas 75702 

Grier Pat Jones, C, is an associate with 
the law firm of Walker & Long in Dallas, Texas. 

Alfred "Freddy" Miller III, C, of Jackson- 
ville, Florida, was one of 15.100 people who 
started in the New York City Marathon and 
finished 1,225th with a time of four hours, 
seventeen minutes, and twenty-three seconds 

James B. Wood, C, and his wife, Shannon, 
live in Hawaii. He maintains his own CPA 
practice, and specializes in business-economic 



utile. Florida 32210 

Dr. Edwin McLeod Meek, Jr., C, live* 

Greenwood, Mississippi, and practices obstet- 
rics and gynecology at Greenwood Leflore 
HOSpil il lie is also president ofthfi Belmont 

Construction Company, Inc. He and his v 
have thre< 

' ■/•<!,„ Dnvl'eake. Jr. 
> 159 Roberts Street 
Mobile. Alabama 36604 

Ken Martin, C, was recently promoted I 

manager of Prime Tune, VBC, Program Prac- 
tice*, for the Gobi nib ia broadcast ing Company 
in Hollywood. In Ins new position, he will st 
pervise editors in the coverage of prime-tim 
series, motion-piclures-for-television, min 
series, theatricals, and drama Merles Martin 
joined CHS in 1971 and has been an editor far 
Program Practices since 1077. 

In the October issue we noted Ihnt T. Scott 
Smith, C, was living in Golden. Colorado. Ac- 
tually, be and bis wife, Preddi, and two 
dren have then Inane in Wondervu, a r 
community of about 300 year-rounders and 
some summer folk. The community is at ! 
feel looking out on the Continental Divide, 
"Mostly we chop wood during the summi 
the long, cold winters, which can las 
months," wrote Scott. "This past winU 
had twentv-lhree leet of snow, t >ur kids.-loshua 
(7) and Emily (9). go to a mountain school 
down below (7,000 feet)." Scott founded a folk 
group a few years ago, and be said many of 
the soiil;s the m-ncip :-aiic> he first learned a 
Sewanee in I be early UK If is They are working 
on selling some ol the songs One sang about 
a woman alcoholic, Minnihrnins mill Lies, has 
been used in professional work-. bops and clin- 
ical training programs for mental health 
professionals throughout ( olnrailo Scull ami 
Freddi are consultants to Denver's Safe-house 
for Battered Women. 

'67 i 

Edward A. Francisco, C, is a senior con- 
Itant with Sibson & Co., Inc., in Chicago. 
in marketing effectiveness, sales 
farce management, compensation, and hum 

The Rev. Armistead Boardman, C'43, of Monument, Colorado, enjoys a 
moment with his son, Thomas A. Boardman, C'68, at the Homecoming 


Charles A. Holt, C, is with (he Hubbard 
isurance Agency. He and his wife have two 

ynung s'.n-. and live in ll.misari, Teiiucs .'■'■ 
R. Douglas Porch, C, wub named recently 
the newly created Gen Mark W Clark Chair 
History at the Citadel in Charleston He 

moved to the Citadel from the Nntional Hu- 
ties Center, Research Triangle Park, 

North Carolina. Last year he became seniur 

lecturer at the University College of WaleB, 

Cambridge, where he had taught since 1973 

He is the author of four books. 
G. Christian Swift, Jr., C, is living in 

Cleveland, Tennessee, where he is attending 

John R. White, C, is an attorney with the 
firm of Barnett and Alagia. 


Mobile, Alabama 36607 

George C. Hart, Jr., C, has his own com- 
pany, George C. Hart &. Co., in St. Paul. Min- 
nesota George in involved in in vestments. 

The Rev. Grant M. Lo Roux, C, has ac- 
cepted ii cull !'> become iincishinl lo the deun 
nl Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock. He was in 
Avalon, Pennsylvania, where he was rector of 
Epiphany Episcopal Church. 

Rick Smythe, C. and hm wife, Sherry, have 
a new eon, William Randolph, born August 
20, 1983. 

Lee J. Woolman. C, and his wife, Jan. have 
two children, Joanna and Jim They were all 
lookinK forward to a visit lo Sewanee tins 

Hartsvtlle, South Carolina 29650 

The Rev. Robert Brown, C, was a re- 
search fellow at Yale University. He is now 
associate rector at St. James's Church in Los 

The Rev. Randolph C. Charley C, is rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Church in Newport News. 
Virginia. He was associate rector of Grace 
Church in Charleston, South Carolina 

Charles R. Chesnutt III, C, recently re 
ceived his Master of Theology degree hum 
Dalian Theological Seminary He also contin- 
ues his practice of law in Dallas. 

Lawrence H. Dimmitt 111, C, and (J.-n. 
vieve Lykea were married on October 23, IBB3, 
in Tampa, I'loi uia They plan lo reside in Dun- 

John Calvin Mnddocka, C, and bis wife 
have three children He finished his Ph. D. in 
educational administration at UNC, Greens- 
boro, and is principal at tin- K, inner Si haul in 
Asheboro, North Carolina. 

John T. "Tim" Mitch, C, is now president 
of Dunn and Harmon Construction Company 
in Jackson. Mississippi, one of the targes! 

A former student hi 
lade for his high school English teacher, 
George Westerfleld, C. Darryl Butler, in a 
newspaper article, credits George with en-" 
couraging him to read, get an education, and 
make something of himself He said George 
was one of the biggest influences of his life. 


JocA Tonissen 

201 S. College St., 

Suite 1600 

Charlotte, North Carolina 2s2 JJ 

Brian Dowling, C, islhe nrwuly atti.rnry 
for Dothan, Alabama. Brian and Beth Walker 
were married on September 3. 

Stephen L. Kerachner, C, is practicing law 
in Chicago. He received a Master of Divinity 
degree in May. 

Brett W. Smith, <"', he. win-, Nancy, and -on 
Blake, are now living in Santiago, Chile, wle r. 
Brett is with the Chase Manhattan Bank 

The Rev. Stephen B. Snider, C, is now the 
rector of St Peter's Episcopal Church in Bet 
tendorf, Iowa. He was in Cedar Rapids. 

Gnann (Alvarez) Moser, C, and her h 
band, Gary, moved to Valdosta, Georgia, 
June of 1981 when Gary became a partner 
a law firm there. They have a daughter, Ma 
Gnann, born last August. 

David L. Preusa, C, moved to Barcelona, 
Spain, in September where he is marketing 
manager for Clorox-Spain. He and his wife, 
Nancy, have enjoyed learning a new culture 
and language. 

,r 70 N. Pendleton Rogem 
/ £u Windels, Marx, Davies,& Ives 
1701 Penn. Ave. NW, Suite 940 
Washington, D.C. 20006 

James W. Cameron III, C, and his wife, 
Margaret (Rfngland) C'75, have two chil- 
dren, Adrian Ewan and Evins Marie. They 
live in Franklin, Tennessee. 

Hunter McDonald III, C, is now director 
of business development for Gobbell, Hays & 
Pickering, architects and engineers, in Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. 


Kyle Rote. C, is executive vice-president of 
the Memphis Americans of the Indoor Soccer 
League. Kyle was given more authority to run 
the team recently and immediately an- 
nounced that he wanted to see the Americans 
play more aggressively and that he wanted 
the coach and players to take a bigger role in 
public relations work. He also Baid that he 
intended lo have the final word on player se- 

Paul Broward Salter, C, was married to 
Annabelle Lankford on New Year's Day. 
Sandy Eatea, C'67, was his best man. 

Jamea Wiley Savage, C, has joined CBX/ 
FOX home video as manager of planning. CBX/ 
FOX is a joint venture of CBS and 20th Cen- 
tury Fox for production and distribution of 
pre-recorded video cassettes and videodiscs. 


Robert J. Anderson III, C, and his wife, 
Nancy, are the proud parents of a daughter, 
Paige Elizabeth, who was born in December 
of 1982. 

Kathleen (Hand) Bethea, C, and her hus- 
band, William D. Bethea III, C'73, are living 
in Gulfport, Mississippi, where Bill is in his 
fifth year of solo law practice. They have a 
daughter, Lauren Ayres. who was born April 
17, 1982. 

George P. Clark, C, is married to Marlene 
Monier of New Orleans. She is a registered 
nurse and they met while both were stationed 
in England. George has been accepted in the 
Funded Legal Education Program and the Air 
Force will pay his way to the Tulane Law 

Lollle Kirby-SmJth Gibson, C, moved from 
New York City after working there for four 
years as a commercial interior designer. She 
is living on Venice Beach in California with 
her husband, Alexis Irenee duPont. 

Bonnie Foote Lugosch, C, has received 
her B. S. from the Baylor College of Medicine 
in Houston, Texas. She was presented the 
Lewis A. Leavitt Academic Excellence Award 
for completing the Physician's Assistant Pro- 
gram with the highest ranking in the gradu- 
ating class. She works for Dr. Stephen Green- 
berg who is a researcher in the infectious dis- 
eases section of the Baylor College of Medicine 
Her husband, Pierre, is a chemical engineer 

Douglas Armstrong Mahan, C, is vice- 
president of the Tomos Sales Center in Spar- 
tanburg, South Carolina. He and his wife, Pa- 
tricia Ellen, welcomed a son, Eliot Armstrong, 
on May 25. 

Laurin M. McSwain, C, and his wife. Hel- 
en (Funk), C'74, are living in Atlanta. Laurin 
works in the Trust Department of Trust Com- 
pany Bank, and Helen graduated from Emory 
University School of Medicine in June. They 
have a daughter, Megan, who is three. 

John B. Milward, C, is a partner witl 
Powell, Walton, Milward Insurance Agency ii 
Lexington, Kentucky. He and his wife have 
two children, John and Emily. He specia" 
in horse mortality insurance with Lloyds of 


Martin R.Tilson, Jr. 
Southern Natural Gas Co. 
P.O. Box 2563 
Birmingham, Alabama 352 

The class of 1963 celebrates at Homecoming. 

Baptism is Homecoming 

The following piece c 
event in the lives of two Sewanee 
graduates, Dr. Walter Merrill, 
C'70, and his wife, Morgan Van 
Zandt Merrill, C'73. Dr. Merrill 
is an assistant professor in the de- 
partment of cardiac and thoracic 
surgery at the Vanderbilt School 
of Medicine. He and Morgan have 
four children.- 

by Marianne Merrill Moates 
A haze-covered sun scorched the 
earth on the third day of the 
South 's worst heat wave in one 
hundred years. But inside St. 
Mary's Episcopal Church in An- 
dalusia, Alabama, the air was 
, pleasantly cool as smiling friends 
and family members gathered. 
The date was July 23, 1983, and 
the occasion was the christening 
of Walter Joseph Hilson Merrill, 
infant son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter 
Hilson Merrill of Nashville, Ten- 
Young Hilson, an earthly 
cherub of four months, cooed and 
sucked his fingers as he rested in 
the arms of his godfather. He was 
swathed in layers of ivory batiste 
and imported lace, a hand-made 
creation lovingly stitched by his 
mother, grandmother, and great- 
grandmother. His round, blue 
eyes looked intently at those 
gathered around him as they re- 
cited the sacrament of Holy Bap- 

Since he will not remember 
what happened to him and to 
those significant others which 
are woven into the fabric of his 
life, one might wonder why not 
wait until he is older, or for the 
sake of convenience, why not 
baptize him in a church in Nash- 
ville? Why make the long, hot 
drive to Andalusia to his father's 
childhood home, to the little 
white church built by his grand- 
father, the late Walter Oliver 
Merrill? Why? Because of tradi- 

One uncle whose sojourn to the 
baptism took 1,000 miles said he 
was there because it was impor- 
tant for him and the others to 
show family strength and to be 
present to witness the occasion. 

Yes, it was important to wit- 
ness the miracle of the child's ex- 
istence and his new birth into the 
life of Jesus Christ — and to ob- 
serve it on that date in that par- 
ticular church. 

To those of us who love him, 
Hilson is a very special child, 
conceived in America before his 
parents left for a year in Eng- 
land. Like his ancestors, he was 
born on the Continent, then 
made his journey across the At- 
lantic to the rural southern town 
of Andalusia. There, surrounded 
by his parents, sisters, grandpar- 
ents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and 
family friends, he was made a 
member of the body of Christ. 
Never for as long as he lives will 
he be able to remember a time 
when he was not a member of 
that body. 

Some of his cousins are of an- 
other denomination, and infant 
baptism is not in their church 
tradition. Yet they came to the 
christening to partake in the 
miracle and to renew, with us, 
our own private bond with our 
Lord, and to join in fellowship 
with others in an earthly family 
which shares the same bloodline. 

And it seemed fitting, too, that 
the ceremony be conducted by 
the Rev. R.H. Cobbs IV, of St. Si- 
mon's-on-the-Sound in Ft. Wal- 
ton Beach, Florida. St. Mary's is 
the church of his childhood, and 
his parents are the godparents of 
Hilson's father. 

Being there gave each of us 
precious time to acknowledge our 
shared past. It was our homecom- 
ing, a renewal, and in a very im- 
portant sense, a reaffirmation of 
those things that bond us to the 
traditions of the Anglican Com- 
munion. And as we welcomed 
Walter Joseph Hilson Merrill 
into the body of Christ, we, too, 
received renewed strength to 
know that wherever we go in this 
often-times troubled world, the 
love of family, friends, and, most 
importantly, the love of the Sa- 
viour all go with us. 
Marianne Moates is a free-lance 
writer living in Birmingham, and 
is Dr. Merrill's sister. 

Clarinda (Bishop) Abdelnour, C, and her 
husband, Mark, CT7, are the proud parents 
of a baby dauRhter, Sarah Elizabeth Bishop. 
born April 14 Clarinda is a programmer an- 
alyst with NCR in Cambridge. Ohio. 

Cynthia Boatwright, C, was married to 
the Rev. Timothy Mulder in Gladstone, New 
Jersey, on July 3 She is manager of promotion 
and public relations for L'Oreal, and is also 
working on a Master's degree in English Lit 
at Columbia University. 

John Harris Campbell, C, and Wendy 
Carolyn Leer, C'80, were married in Hous- 
ton, Texas, on March 19 John is a self-em- 
ployed tax attorney and Wendy isa real -est ale 
appraiser with Landauer Associates. 

Robert "Ty" Cook, C, is an account exec- 
utive with Smith Barney in Chicago. His wife, 
Debra, is the assistant manager of the North- 
ern Trust Oak Street Bank. 

Christopher Borden Paine, C, was grad- 
uated from the Walter F. George School of Law 
of Mercer University on June 5. Chris is now 
associated with the firm of Simpson Thacher 
& Bartlett in New York City. 

James E. Stewart, Jr., C, and his wife, 
Anne, have two daughters, Leanne and Me- 
gan. They live in Bay Minette, Alabama. 

Kathryn (Keller) Timmons, C, and her 
husband, Randy, had a second child, Jesse 
Keller, on December 6, 1982. 

Jf yr- Robert T. Coleman III 
/ \J The Liberty Corporation 
P.O. Box 789 
Greenville, South Carolina 29602 

Peter Baldridge, C, and his wife, Kath- 
leen, have a daughter, Meghan, and live in 
Sacramento, California. Peter is an attorney 
for the State Comptroller. 

Jinunie O. Cobb, C, who now lives in Tual- 
atin, Oregon, has been named a master sales- 
man for the Monsanto Company. Jimmie is 
with Monsanto Agricultural Products Com- 

s Board of Trustees from the Diocese of 
Tennessee. Nancy is chairman of the English 
Department at St. Bernard's Academy in 

Marion Louise (Muehlberger) Kiesling, 
C, and her husband, Steven, became parents 
of a baby girl, Anastasia Nancy, in December 
of 1982. Marion is working as an accounting 
supervisor for a real estate developer. 

Malcolm Kingsley Lewie, Jr., C, is an ac- 
count executive with the McCoy Advertising 
Agency in Ashland, Oregon. He and his wife, 
Ginny, have a daughter, Leah Elizabeth. 

Carol Ponder, C, and Robert Kiefer, C, 
were married on September 17 in Asheville, 
North Carolina. 

Capt. George S. Scoville, Jr., C, and his 
wife. Nancy (Cave), C'73, are living in San 


Ant. mm where Stack is completing his cnr- 
ilml.i,:s lellow -hip at I ackhmd AKB Thev have 
a third child, Morgan Blair, horn May ,\ W2 

Holland West, C, and his wile recently be 
ciiiiic I hi' p. i ren Is .if a daughter, Jessica. 

Jim White, C, co-founder of the Sewunee 
Temperance League, moved to Charlotte, 
North Carolina, to work tor Phillip Morris in 
February of 1982, 

Congratulations to Carl Edward Buck III 
C, and his wife on the birth of a daughter 
Anne Lee Simms, on July 12 in Greenville 
South Carolina. 

Catherine B. Cooper, C, was married tr 
James D. Stratton on May 31, 1981. 

John David Crews, C, is press secretary 
to Governor Winter in Jack son, Mississippi 

William Gregg, Jr., C, was married to Joanr 
McAllister on July 30 in San Antonio, Texas. 

Tyndall P. Harris, Jr., C, has started back 
toschoolatUNC-ChapelHIIIinlheadull and 
higher education Ph. D. program. His field it 
student development and administration. 

Stephen T. Higgins, C, is nowiwith Rich 
ard Williams, Inc., a Century 21 real eatatt 
firm in Stone Mountain, Georgia. ; 

Charlotte (Smith) Lammers, C, and her 

husband, Edward, are the proud parents of a 
daughter, Dorian Elizabeth, born January 25 
in Pinehurst, North Carolina. 

W. Charles Mayer III, C, and his wife, 
Cheryl, had their first child, Jane Carlisle, c 
January 31,1982. « * 

The Homecoming dance warms up. 

The wedding of Mark W. Lawrence, C'81, and Sheri Johnson August 27 
in Hendersonville, North Carolina, included a big group of Sewanee peo- 
ple. From left are Hugh Sharber, C'80; Erling Riis, C'81; Jane Doyle, 
C'78; Philip Dunklin, C'81 ; Sheri and Mark; Don Olmstead, C'81 ; David 
Weinstein, C'81; Terri Griggs Williams, C'81, and Doug Williams, C'81. 
Sheri and Mark are making their home in Euanston, Illinois. 


Jefferson A. McMahan, C, and his wife. 
Sally, C'78, are living in Cambridge, Eng- 
land, whan Jeffhaa been elected to a reseorch 

fellowfthip nl St. John's College. 

Dr. Steven P. TippB, C. completed his res- 
idency in oral surgery at I I'l' Hospital in Knox- 
ville, and i!. now assoeial<al wilh Dr., Dunlap, 
Landis, and Tipps in Chattanooga. He und his 
wife h.ivi' purchased a house on Signal Moun- 

'77 William DuBosc III 
/ / 1323 Heatkerwood Road 

Columbia, South Carolina 29205 

Adele Turner, C, wan married to Rick 
CeldwBll Oil August 28, 1982. They live in 
Columbus, Georgia. 

Em Turner Chitty, C, is teaching Knglish 
n( the Intitulo Americano in Florence, Italy. 

Frank D. Cunningham, C, is practicing 
law in Mobile, Alabama, with the firm of 
Slnckliind and Cunningham. He and his wife, 
Susan, have u daughter, Laura Ashley. 

Cnrol A. Unit, C, is a medical lechnnlogiiil 
with Park Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga, 

Born to Juliun G. "Chip" Hunt, .Ir.,C, und 
Ins wife, Helen, a boy, .Juliun HI, on December 
18, 1982. The lad should be attending Sewa- 
nee with the class of 2001! 

Debbie (Robinson) Johnson, C, and her 
husband, Robert, had a win nil September 24, 
19BZ, named Jeremiah Paul. They live in 
Brewton. Alabama. 

Kntherine Lesslie, C. ifl now Mrs Alan 
Scot Fields. She was married last March 5 in 
Midland Park, New Jersey. 

Dr. Murk K. Parsons, C, and bis wife, Lou 
Tucker, C, announce Hie hirlh of a daughter, 
UulsB Allen, on October 3. They are living in 
Sun Francisco where Murk haw been named 
chiel resident in pediatrics at Lolterman Hns- 

Henloy Jordan Smith III, C, has been in 
Lit He Rock. Arkansas, fur loin years as a sales 
represent alive for O'Neal Si eel Company. 

»7Q Thomas H Williams 
/ O 500 1/2 East Davis Blvd. 
Tampa, Florida 33606 

Mar glint Dimon Brumby, C, and her hus- 
band bad a son, Henry Harding TiR. on No- 
vember 19, 1982. Hejoins sister Virginia Ann, 

.v four yenre old 

Mary E. Cupp, C, is an assistant regional 
counsel lor the United Stales Customs Service 
in New Orleans She does some administra- 
tive and labor law as well as enforcement of 
drug laws and ,il and maritime law 

Robert J. Egleston, C, and Amy are the 

y Church in New Orleans 

David Hulbert, C, is a financial associate 
with Union Camp Corporal ion in Wayne. New 
Jersey He received an MR- A Irom UNC-Chapel 
Hill in June. 

Elizabeth Kelly, C, and John Shriner, C, 
announce the birth of a son. Ian Christopher, 
on July 31 in Durham. North Carolina. 

Noah M. LemoB, C, received his Ph. D. in 
plnli.i-.uphy at Brown University this year. He 
will be an assistant professor at the Univer- 
sity of Texas teaching ethics and medical eth- 

Dr. Jay McDonald, C, received the Doctor 
of Medicine degree at the University of Ala- 
bama School of Medicine on June 5. - 

Kent Brooks Monypeny III, C, and Lau- 
rie Elizabeth Parsons, C'79, were married 
on April 24 They are living in Memphis. 

Tom Sage, C, is a forestry consultant/log- 
ging supervisor for a private lumber firm in 

with the U. S. 
:y for International Development. He has 
uge and graduate school plans for the 

Paul K. Sholar, C, is working in a rela- 
tively small, successful software company and 
contemplating graduate school in computer 
and linguisti 

where she is doing forest inventory work with 
Weyerhaeuser Company. Allan teaches math 
at Highline Community College and attends 

Nashville, Tennessee 37212 

Joseph Norman Davis, C, is teaching 
English at Webb School in Knoxville. Tennes- 
see, and hoping to go to seminary in the near 

Dr. M. Anderson Douglass III, C, re- 
ceived his M. D. from the University of Ken- 
tucky College of Medicine on May 8. 1983. 

Paul J. Drake, Jr., C, works for TexaB In- 
struments as a mechanical engineer. He and 
his wife, Anne, live in Memphis. 

Dr. Paul Erwin, C, received the Doctor of 
Medicine degree from the University of Ala- 
bama School of Medicine on June 5. 

Tara (Seeley) Flockhart, C, and Dave were 
married in Nashville on August 6. Tara is a 
student in the joint D. Min./J. D. program at 

John T. Hazel III, C, and his wife are proud 
to announce the birth of their second daugh- 
ter, Marion Alexandra, on June 2. 

Robert C. Johnson, C, is living in Louis- 
burg, North Carolina, and is with the North 
Carolina Employment Security Commission 
as supervisor of the unemployment ' 
claims unit. 

, realtors 

Nelson Bradley "Brad" Ji 

associated with Latter & Blur 
in the New Orleans area. 

Elizabeth Kay Kuhne, C, was married to 
Robert Curtis Arsenoffon December 10, 1983, 
in College Park, Maryland. 

Rebecca L. Littleton, C, received her law 
degree from Baylor Law School, and now lives 
in Douglas, Georgia, where she is an assistant 
District Attorney for the circuit. 

Dr. Gregory McGee, C, received the Doc- 
tor of Medicine degree in June at the Univer- 
sity of Alabama School of Medicine. 

Dr. Roland L. Pbdey, C, has been awarded 
the M. D. degree from Wake Forest Univer- 
sity. He was also awarded a 1983-84 house 
officer appointment in obstetrics and gynecol- 
ogy at the West Virginia University Hospital 
in Morganton. 

Dr. Paul D. Robinson, C, and his wife are 
the proud parents of a son, Benjamin David, 
born August 16 in Nashville where Paul is 
doing his pediatric residency. 

Michael K. Sierchio, C, is working in Sun- 
nyvale, California, as a video-game designer 
and programmer. 

Alexandra J. S. Smith, C, is coaching and 
teaching swimming in Carlsbad, California. 

Dr. Albert Tully, C, received his Doctor of 
Medicine degree from the University of Ala- 
bama School of Medicine on June 5. 

Rebecca (Hensley) Wartman, C, and 
Franklin, C'78, have moved to St. Louis, Mis- 
souri, where Rebecca has entered optometry 
school at the University of Missouri. She had 

class at their Homecoming odrtvjj. 

rticle published in Fundamental and Ap- 
plied Toxicology on the effects of a pesticide 
i the reproductive tracts of rabbits. 


Mary E. Warner 
Athni*si<ws Office 
University of the South 
Sewanee, Tennessee 37:175 

m Barfictd, C, and hi 
(Robert), C'81, are proud 1 
birth of their first child. Mary Grace, on Sep- 
tember 13. Jim is in his senior year at the 
Medical College of Georgia and plans to go 
nto academic pediatric neurology. 

Robert Christopher Blake, C, was 
iwarded the degree of Juris Doctor at Ver- 
nont Law School in May He has accepted a 
losition wilb l he Navy's Judge Ad vucate Gen- 
eral's Corps. 

Paul W. Burke, C, of St. Petersburg, Flor- 
ida, received his Juris Doctor from Stetson 
University College of Law in May. 

Mark Pryor, C, was named editor of Food 
People magazine in February It is an Atlanta- 
based trade publication covering food-related 
stries in the sunbelt. He and his wife, 
Susan (Ramsay), C'80, have a new home in 

Catherine H. Stockell, C, is at Delaware 
Law School in Wilmington. "She says she's not 
only surviving but doing well! 

Ann (Rubsamen) Vellom, C, and Tim, C, 
are in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, where Tim is 
in seminary and Ann is a registered nurse. 


Caroline M. Hopper 

1918 North Cleveland Street 

Arlington, Virginia 22201 

Deborah Balfour, C, has joined the staff of 
the Republican National Committee in Wash- 
ington. D. C. Deborah aids in scheduling 
speaking engagements for the co-chairmen, 
answers correspondence, and assists with ad- 
Jessie Baumhauer, C, is getting a mas- 
k's degree in education at Vanderbilt. 

Peter Benes, C, and his wife Susan 
(Young), C, are proud to announce the birth 
jf a daughter, Rebecca Anne, on August 13. 

Anne Chenoweth, C, is working for Cohen 
& Company, a graphic-design consultant firm 
' n Atlanta. Leslie Batchelder is also with the 

Thomas Stoneham Edwards, Jr., C, will 
graduate from Stetson Law School in Decem- 
ber and join the Jacksonville law firm of Marks, 
Gray, Conroy, & Gibbs. 

Phelps Gayle. C, is employed as a phar- 
macists' technician in a V A. hospital in Se- 
al lie. Washington. 

David James Hase, C, is continuing his 
training for the teaching profession in St. Pe- 
tersburg. Florida. 

Mark S. Robinson, C, is working in Ju- 
neau. Alaska. 

Greer K. Silliman, C, and Troy are both 
doing well in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Lynda E. Wornom, C, received her MA in 
American History from the University of Vir- 
ginia m May She ts working for the'Crnlier 
Uulj in New York as assislanl In line librarian 

John Barrett, C, is living in Houston, Texas, 
where he works tor Soquentia, Inc., a manu- 
facturer of reinforced corrugated fiberglass 
used in skylights, panels, greenhouses, etc. 

Helen DeJarnette, C, was married in Jan- 
uary to John J. Payne. They are living in Vi- 
dalia, Georgia, where Helen is a management 
trainee with Belk-Matthews. 

Alex Friend, C, is in graduate school at 
North Carolina State working on his master's 
degree in forestry. 

Mary Hickert, C, is working for the Ft. 
Myers New-Press in its Port Charlotte, Flor- 
ida, bureau. 

Catherine A. Lawrence, C, is presently 
enrolled at the University of West Florida 
where she is continuing her education in legal 

Nancy (Reath) O'Shaughnessy, C, and 
John were married on May 14 and they now 
live in rural Tidewater Virginia. Nancy works 
for a law firm and John is with the Bank of 

Virginia Ottley, C, is now working for the 
Wallace Sheil/Don Congdon Associated Lit- 
erary Agency in New York. 

Jean B. Parks, C, is presently in the real 
estate department of the taw firm of Bentley 
& Griffin in Athens, Georgia. 

Ann Garrison "Garri" Sellers, C, is now 
working in -Charlotte, North Carolina, for 
Helms, Mullis. and Johnston as a paralegal. 

Tina Stambaugh, C, having begun a mas- 
ter's program in rehabilitation counseling at 
the University of Kentucky, is taking a moBt 
interesting side road on a Rotary Scholarship. 
She is studying this year at Regensburg, Ger- 
many, a pleasant city on the Danube River in 
the Bavarian forest. To prepare she studied 
German at a Goethe Institute in Boppard, 

Catherine Sweuringen, C. is working in 
Camden. South Carolina, for her father at 
Swearingen Advanced Forestry as a market- 
ing representative. 

Jane M. Wagenkneeht, C, was married to 
David Dunn-Kankm.C'HO. on -Ink Id I'tHi 
m All SainU" Chapel. They now live in At- 
lanta, Georgia. 


Kate F- Belknap 
3900 Shenandoah 
Dallas. Texas 75205 

John Carr, C, and his wife, Jill, now live 
in Durham, North Carolina, where John i> 
working on his Ph. D. in history at Duke Uni- 

Sarah Cotton, C, and friends drove from 
Flo. ida to Canada via New York this summer 
visiting Sewanee folks all along the wnv Shi 
has accepted a position Willi ft F Goodrich in 


Cleveland, I Hon, and began work in August 

Josephine Hicks, C, is in her first vear oi 
law school at Vanderbilt Cruvcrsilv in Nash 
ville, Tennessee. 

Cliff J. Lapp, C, is a senior tit Auburn mn 
lormg in secondary education and social sci- 
ence He lias a scholarship and a pilot slol 
through the ROTC program there. 

Stewart Low, ('. is presently living in Wil- 
haiiisburg, Virginia. He hopes to he working 
in the historical district as a guide 

Pat McEnerney, C. is working for Tenn 
ioi|. selhng riiMihilih insurance in the Wasli 
ington.D C, area. 

Kathleen L, Hedfern. C, is leaching at the 

Norfolk Academy in Virginia Reach She I 

Pat Harris, ("77, have termed the Tidcwal, 
Sewanee Club Membership is two at the pre 
ent time but great growth is expected' 

Carl Weston. C, is in his fust year of hi 

school at Whltlier College Sri I ol lav, 

Los Angeles. 


a show for the Homecoming faithful despite 

Jesse Quimby Sewell, ("28, retired 

surance manager, on September 4, 1983, after 
a short illness, in Cleveland, Tennessee Alter 
graduation from Sewanee, he was connected 
with the atomic project at Oak Ridge. Tennes- 
see, during World War II, and later estab- 
lished a weekly newspaper which he edited for 
three years. He retired in 19fi7 after being u 
district manager for Prudential Insurance 
Company in North Alabama He lived in re- 
tirement in Florida for several years before 
moving to Cleveland, Tennessee. 

Park Edmund Ticer, Jr., C'61, an attorney 
in Denver, Colorado; on September ■>:->. I'iHJ, 
as a result of injuries lie bail received earlier 
that day when he was struck b\ lightning while 
taking photographs on a hill in Colorado 
Springs. He attended Episcopal High School 
in Alexandria and earned a bachelor's degree 
at Sewanee and a law degree at American 
University. He practiced law in the Washing- 
ton, D. C, area before moving to Denver, where 
he was an attorney with oil and gas explora- 
tion concerns, and had worked for the Houston 
Natural Gas Corporation in Denver since 1980. 

The Rev. Charles Leonard Henry, C'49, 
T'52, a retired Episcopal priest, of Luverne, 
Alabama; on September 19, 1983. At Sewanee 
he was a member of the Order of Gownsmen, 
the "S" Club, and Phi Gamma Delta frater- 
nity. A native of Alabama, he served as an 
ordained priest for thirty-one years in Sulphur 
Springs, Texas, and in Oklahoma, New Mex- 
ico, and for over five years at St. James's 
Church in Eufaula. Since his official retire- 
ment several years ago he had been serving 
as interim priest at St. Mary's Church in An- 
dalusia and in other churches in the surround- 
ing area. 

The Rev. Gordon Page Roberts, GST'61, 

rector of St. Peter's Church in Bettendorf, Iowa; 
on September 4, 1983. He was a graduate of 
Yale University, attended Episcopal Theolog- 
ical Seminary, and participated in the sum- 
mer program at the University of the South 
from 196L£5. He was canonically resident in 
Iowa and nis ministry was in North Dakota 
and Iowa. He had been rector of St. Peter's 
since 1973. 

Gustaf Jonson Sylvan III, A'40, C'44. re- 
tired jeweler of Columbia, South Carolina; on 
October 2, 1983. He was co-owner of Sylvan 
Brothers, Inc., for thirty-five years and was an 
Army veteran of World War II and saw service 
in England, France, and Belgium. As a stu- 

John Linton Coyle, Jr., A'41, of Pensacola, 
Florida; on March 19, 1983, in an automobile 
accident. He was division manager of Farmers 
Fertilizer Company in Douglas, Georgia, be- 
fore moving to Florida. He graduated from the 
University of Delaware and served as a lieu- 
tenant in the Air Force during World War II. 
He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. 

and Barnes, Inc., in 1913 
chairman of the board of the company. He at- 
tended Auburn University and was a gradu- 
ate of Mercer University. He was a member of 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. 

George Marion Sadler, C'33, former Ur 
versity trustee and regent and retired pres 
dent of Americun Airlines; on September 
1983. in Tucson, Arizona, after a long illnei 
A graduate of Duke University, Mr Sadl 
joined American Airlines as a ticket agent. He 
served in several capacities with the airline 
until 1957 when he became vice president lor 
customer services in New York City. In 19MI 
he became general manager ol the company 
and was named president in l!)|i(] Following 
his retirement m I'Hir), he returned in 19" 
vice-chairman of the Board of Directors, 
sition he held until 1970. Under Sadler 
novative leadership, American initialed the 
hall fare for young people, si i mil lilting a new 
generation of air travelers He also conceived 
airline credit and the cut-rate fare for military 
personnel Deserved the University as an As- 
sociated Alumni member of Hie Hoard of 
Trustees from 1963 to 1966 and as a member 
of the Hoard oi Regents. He was a member of 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, 

Willis Calhoun Royall, A'15, C'19, or Mem- 
phis. Tennessee, a retired attorney, on May ti, 
1981. A graduate of the University of Ala- 
bama, Mr. Royall received his law degree from 
Columbia University. He was an attorney for 
several years with the Veterans Administra- 

John Kennedy Craig, HA'49, of Lookout 
Mountain, a former University trustee, active 
Episcopal layman, and Tennessee business 
leader; on October 30, 1983, in Chattanooga 
An Army veteran of World War I. Mr. Craig 
attended the University of Tennessee and be- 
came active in a number of business ventures 
in his native state. He was president of C. B. 
Atkin Realty Company and also Atkin Hotel 
Company. In addition to his service in various 
civic groups, he was an active member of the 
Bishop and Council of I he Fpiscopal Laymen's 
League. He was a University trustee from 1943 
to 1954. He and his wife established a schol- 
arship at Sewanee Military Academy in mem- 
ory of their son, Brown Atkin Craig, A:ih, an 
Army captain killed in action in Holland in 
1944. The fund remains as an endowed schol- 
arship at St. AndrewVSewanee School. 

William Drayton Edmonds, C'36, of Sepul- 
veda, California, a retired insurance execu- 
tive; on May 19, 1983. He served with the 
Navy during World War II. 

Robert Lee Beare, Jr., C'33, retired presi- 
dent of Beare Ice and Coal Company of Jack 
son. Tennessee; on August 11, 1983, at his 
home after a lengthy illness. 

Frank Philip Vogt, C57, a Sherman, Texas 
attorney; on June 14. 1983. He was a member 
of Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

Thomas Malone Trabue, C'34, a retired in- 
surance executive; on October 18, 1983, in 
Nashville. He attended Vanderbilt University 
and served in the Army in World War II He 
began his business career with the Pacific Mu- 
tual Life Insurance Company and later served 
as assistant general agent for the John Han- 
cock Mutual Life Insurance Company. Active 
in civic affairs, he was a past president of the 
Big Brothers and a member of the Nashville 
Exchange Club. He was a member of Beta 
Theta Pi fraternity. 


On &Offthe Mountain 

We should call your attention to 
some interesting news about the Se- 
wanee Review. First, two stories re- 
cently published in the Review have 
been chosen to receive 0. Henry 
Awards. They are "Revive Us 
Again" by Gloria Norris and "The 
Love Child" by Helen Norris. The 
stories will be published in William 
Abrahams's yearbook Prize Stories 
1983: The 0. Henry Awards (Dou- 

Helen Norris has also received 
the 1983 Andrew Lytle Prize for 
"The Love Child." The winner of 
this annual prize, which honors the 
former Review editor, is selected 
each fall by the Sewanee Review ed- 
itorial board. 

Earlier this year the Review re- 
ceived a $2,930 grant from the Na- 
tional Endowment for the Arts to 
assist with promotion. Receipt of 
the grant was a mark of the initia- 
tive of the editor, George Core, and 
the NEA's respect for the Review. 

Dean W. Brown Patterson said re- 
cently: "The Sewanee Review does 
more to keep the University's name 
before a discriminating, interna- 
tional literary community than any 
other activity on the Mountain." 

The 109-year-old quarterly, which 
has been at the forefront of the 
Southern literary renaissance and 
the "New Criticism," continues to 
publish original work by some of 
the South's and nation's best-known 
writers. It is interesting to note that 
in almost every issue there are con- 
tributors who have close connec- 
tions with the University. 

The current (Fall) issue includes 
poems by Robert Penn Warren, 
H'74, and a critical essay about 
Warren's recent work by Monroe K. 
Spears, who received an honorary 
degree last May. A poem by Robert 
B. Heilman, H'78, also appears in 
the current issue. 

The summer issue includes an ar- 
ticle by Douglas Paschall, C'66, on 
the current state of literary criti- 
cism as well as book reviews by 
Richard Tillinghast, C'62, Sam 
Pickering, C'63, and Donald Schier, 
a 1981-82 Brown Foundation fellow 
in French. 

Review Index 

Regular subscribers will be espe- 
. cially interested in the forty-year 
(1943-82) comprehensive index of 
the Sewanee Review which is being 
prepared by Mary Lucia Snyder 
Cornelius, the Reviews managing 
editor, assisted by Elizabeth Moore 
Engsberg of Sewanee. 

Teddy Roosevelt 

A bit further back, in 1894, the two- 
year-old Sewanee Review published 
a lengthy article by Theodore Roose- 
velt. The article was mentioned in 
Edmund Morris's The Rise of Theo- 
dore Roosevelt. Morris writes: "It 
represents altogether the better 
side of him, both as a man and as a 

Charles E. Thomas, C'27, who 
brought the item to our attention, 
said: "It is of interest that the Sewa- 
nee Review early recognized Roose- 
velt's literary ability well before he 
became a Spanish-American War 
hero, governor of New York, and the 
nation's president." 

On Writing 

George Core is co-author with Wal- 
ter Sullivan of Vanderbilt of Writ- 
ing from the Inside (W.W. Norton 
and Company). Ostensibly a text- 
book for the college student, Writ- 
ing explores the essential connec- 
tion between reading and writing. 
Core and Sullivan cover every step 
of the writing process while consid- 
ering the best contemporary prose. 


Scott Bates, likely Sewanee's most 
beloved poet, compiled a book of 
light verse that was recently pub- 
lished. Alumni may recall the title 
Lopo's Fables from a column by the 
same name which Professor Bates 
wrote for the Sewanee Purple be- 
tween 1955 and 1960, and they may 
recall such characters as the "per- 
fect toad" and the "romantic night- 
ingale." A number of the poems 
have appeared previously in the Se- 
wanee Review, Southern Poetry Re- 
view, the Greensboro Review, and 
the New Republic. 

Mr. Bates, a professor of French, 
has also published a book of envi- 
ronmentally-oriented light verse 
entitled The ABC of Radical Ecol- 

Lopo's Fables, illustrated by Jean 
Tallec, may be ordered in paperback 
from St. Luke's Bookstore in Sewa- 
nee for $6, plus $2 for postage and 


Close on the successful republica- 
tion of Andrew Ly tie's The Velvet 
Horn, the University will publish 
Stories: Alchemy and Others on 
March 1. This first full printing of 
Mr. Lytle's short fiction aince 1958 
is being offered at a special pre-pub- 
lication price of $6, plus $2 for pos- 
tage and handling. The Velvet Horn 
is available for the same price only 
until January 1 and thereafter will 
cost $7.95, (Tennessee residents 
must add six percent for sales tax.) 
Both books may be ordered from St. 
Luke's Bookstore in Sewanee. 

St. Augustine's Guild 

St. Augustine's Guild of All Saints' 
Chapel has compiled a set of slides 
with script which may be an aid to 
other altar guilds. The show in- 
cludes special tips about flowers 
and styles of arrangements for all 
seasons. Interested persons may 
write to All Saints' Chapel in Sewa- 

More Good News 

In the October issue of the Sewa- 
nee News, the names of 4,500 do- 
nors to the University were pub- 

We regret that the following 
people were inadvertently omit- 
ted as having made gifts during 
the fiscal year of 1982-83: 

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Davis, 
both C'77, Century Club 

Melanie I. Harris Davis, C'83 

Stewart H. Thomas, C'84 " 

John L. Warren, C'29 

I read with dismay of the death of 
William Mount in the October issue 
of the News. I suspect that most Se- 
wanee graduates have special mem- 
ories of upperclassmen who made 
life for entering freshmen bearable 
in the first difficult months on the 

Bill Mount was one of several 
who did that for me. He was, in the 
fall of 1965, a junior, seeming to me 
to be so bright and funny and 
gifted, that this freshman from a 
small town in central Michigan felt 
there was just a chance of making it 
through. I remember, when home 
seemed so far away to me, his in- 
tense loyalty to Sewanee and deter- 
mination to make it home for all of 
us in the fraternity of which he was 
more than proud. 

He was insistent that we learn 
the lessons of loyalty to friends. He 
would, as far as I know, sit up all 
night if necessary to talk through 
some moment of pain or despair. He 
was funny and shot through with a 
kind of bleak wit, the master of sar- 
casm and college-boy cynicism as 
ways of expressing affection and 

He loved to party, notable on a 
campus that loved to party. Yet he 
was a profoundly gifted student who 

loved that part of college life. I re- 
member vividly his deep pride when 
he was awarded the Root-Tilden fel- 
lowship to study law at NYU. 

I know how deeply he touched my 
life when I was a boy in college, and 
I was deeply saddened as a man to 
read of his too- soon death. 

Douglas Evett, C'60 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 

This letter endorses the recognition 
of Gordon Clark. The article about 
Coach Clark was good; however, 
there are other areas your audience 
ought to know about him. It was 
Coach Clark who named the non- 
scholarship athletic program the 
"Sewanee Plan." For many years 
the national media used that name 
to define the Division III NCAA 
athletic programs. He further was 
responsible for hiring Coaches Bill 
White, Lon Varnell, and John 
Bridgers. The latter is currently the 
athletic director of New Mexico . 

Those students who traveled to 
basketball games with him received 
a good course in Civil War military 
history. I especially remember his 
description of the Battle of Shiloh 
as we drove to Starkville to play 
Mississippi State 

Lastly, I remember a sign high 
over his desk that has been a guide 
since those 'Sewanee days of Gordon 
Clark. The musty, old, cobwebbed 
sign read simply — "A Great Mis- 
take — Over Coaching" — indeed over 
teaching, over parenting, over di- 
recting, etc. 

Coach Clark also had a message 
to the student body about its con- 
duct during basketball games. He 
said that a' Sewanee man never boos 
his opponent and, during a free 
throw by the other side, complete si- 
lence is more gentlemanly and also 
nerve wracking to the player. 

Gordon Clark, with your wonder- 
ful humor, relaxed administration, 
an inclusive personality, and loyalty 
to Sewanee — we still remember 
you. Recognition is long overdue. 

. J. M. Seidule, C'54 
Mobile, Alabama 

STfhe Q^ewanee j\ey?ew- 

$4 per copy FOR WINTER 1984 Sewanee Review 

$12 per year ;- Sewanee TN 37375 

Poetry by Craig Raine, F. D. Reeve, and others 

"Married Life": Stories by Merrill Joan Gerber, 

Martha L. Hall, William Hoffman, Daniel Verdery 

An Anatomy of Reading 

Essays by Melvin Maddocks, Sam Pickering, 
and John N. Swift 

Thoreau, Muir, and the American Landscape: 

Revieics by David M. Holman, Davld S. Miller, 

and David Wyatt 


University Finances 

continued from page 1 

and has allocated $45,000 for the 
purchase of new science equipment. 

Sewanee has also increased by al- 
most 400 percent its own contribu- 
tions to student financial aid from 
operating income. 

The list of important needs re- 
mains long and costly. At the head 
of the list is endowment. Sufficient 
endowment, Dr. Schaefer said, will 
be the difference between colleges 
and universities that survive the 
next twenty years and those that do 
not. ): 

"The current endowment figure 
seems large, but it is not large in 
terms of the nature of the academic 
program we have," he said. 

Financial aid endowment, which 
is "far below what it should be," 
must be increased substantially to 
attract academically qualified stu- 
dents who need financial assistance 
to attend Sewanee. 

Dr. Schaefer also said that Sewa- 
nee needs to make a major thrust in 
the area of computer literacy, espe- 
cially in microcomputers. 

"We cannot be sending students 
out of here who do not have that - 

kind of exposure," he said, acknowl- 
edging that a successful computer 
program is operating but that the 
necessary expansion is going to be 
very expensive. 

Science equipment, which is also 
expensive, must be kept up to date 
to give students the kind of experi- 
ence they will need, principally in 
postgraduate work. 

An example of the diversity of ef- 
fort in building the curriculum is 
the new commitment to the per- 
forming and fine arts, which has al- 
ready shown some results. A fine 
arts center is anticipated. 

"There is no reason why Sewanee 
cannot be a leading institution in 
that area," Dr. Schaefer said. 

A substantial list of needs in 
maintenance, and renovation of 
buildings is less inspiring but no 
less necessary. The replacement of 
thirty- five-year-old boilers may not 
wait for the University to build the 
$200,000 all-weather track so im- . 
portaht to the athletic program. 

So much has been done in six 
years, however, that there is much 
reason for optimism. Good manage- 
ment and the financial support of 
Sewanee alumni and friends is the 
combination to insure continued 
and increasing excellence. 


July 8-14 


-biology-fine arts- 

If I'd known when I \ 

i student what I know i 

This is your chance for discovery, challenges, recreation, i 
Bring your family, your friends. Come! 

Lytle Is Keynoter for 
Southern MLA 

The annual meeting of the South 
Atlantic Modern Language Associa- 
tion was held in the Peach t roe 
Plaza in Atlanta late in October. 
The keynote speaker for the conven- 
tion was Andrew Lytle, former edi- 
tor of the Sewanee Review and pro- 
fessor of English emeritus at the 
University of the South. 

The president of SAMLA this 
year is Aubrey Williams, a distin- 
guished scholar who was a col- 
league of Lytle "s at the University 
of Florida. Mr. Lytle was introduced 
by another colleague from the same 
school, Smith Kirkpatrick. Several 
hundred members of the association 
were present at the address, which 
immediately followed a banquet 
held on the first night of the meet- 

Other participants on this year's 
program were Kenneth R. W Jones, 
professor of French, who read a pa- 
per on Du Bellay, and George Core, 
editor of the Sewanee Review, whq 
was on a panel in which book re- 
viewing was discussed. W vat t 
Prunty, C'69, now at VPI, was the 

chairman of the session devoted to 
poetry reading. 

Faculty members attending the 
meeting were Cheryl Spector, John 
Bethune, William Clarkson, and 
Douglas Paschal I 

Don DuPree mounted an exhibit 
featuring Andrew Lytle 's The Velvet 
Horn and Stuart Wright's descrip- 
tive bibliography of Lytle's pub- 
lished work. The Sewanee Review 
was also offered for sale. This booth 
was among more than forty booths 
occupied by trade publishers and 
university presses. A poster featur- 
ing fires I i n Tower was among 
choice items stolen from the exhibit 
hall. Mr. Lytle autographed copies 
of his novel for various people, in- 
cluding friends of the university. 
Langdon Lytle Chamberlain, A71, 
Christine Ausley, C'83, and Wesley 
Clayton, C'86, helped Mr. DuPree, 
C'73, man the booth. 

SAMLA is the largest regional 
branch of the Modern Language As- 
sociation, and well over 1,000 schol- 
ars attended the meeting in At- 


Alchemy and others u 

by Andrew Lytle 

to be released March 1 

the university of the south 

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sewanee, tennessee 





SewSqee Ngws 


Distinguished Alumnus Armistead 
I. Selden, Jr., C'42, addresses Sewa- 
nee's strengths. 
Page 3 

Alumni attorneys bring their expe- 
riences to campus. 
Page 4 

Charles Harrison remembers Gas- 
ton Bruton, and the University hon- 
s of two great lead- 

Page 7 

The new language laboratory 
means improved fluency for stu- 
Page 9 

Faculty research at Reims uncovers 
some surprises. 
Page 10