Geomia Tech (wmmus MARCH-APRIL 1951
THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS
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IN THIS ISSUE THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE COVER ALEXANDER MEMORIAL VICTORY UNCLE HEINIE PASSES HOMECOMING STORY ON THE HILL CAMPUSONALITIES WE SALUTE PROM THE SECRETARY'S DESK THE SCHOOL OP ARCHITECTURE LOST ALUMNI WITH THE CLUBS OFFICER NOMINATIONS IN THE SERVICE WEDDING BELLS SPORTS ENGAGEMENTS CLASS MENTIONS BIRTHS
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STAFF W. HOWARD ECTOR
Editor BRIAN S. BROWN
THEODOSIA A. STEELE
THE COVER SUCCESS! Robert L. McDougall, General Chairman of the Alexander Memorial Fund Drive, gazes at the model of the proposed building. With the successful completion of the fund raising part of the effort, McDougall can very well afford a big smile. It was he who undertook the chairmanship of the Drive, and whose steady and untiring efforts at organization are primarily responsible for its success. Take a bow, Bob McDougall!
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Congratulations! And, thanks! The Alexander Memorial Building Campaign went "over the top" to its goal of $2,500,000. Of this amount, $1,500,000 was raised in the general fund c a m paign and $1,000,000 financed by the Ga. Tech Athletic Association. A vision will now become a reality. The money is now available. The Alexander Memorial Field House will be built. The war situation with emphasis on colledge R. 0. T. C. training and health makes this unit at Tech more necessary than ever before. So the life dream of William A. Alexander will materialize in his memory. It could never have come to be without him. Due to his achievements for Tech while in life, and the power of his name and memory in death, people gave who otherwise would never have given, and gave in amounts they would never have otherwise given. Yes, without "Bill" Alexander that $2,500,000 would never have been raised. In fund raising campaigns as in war, its the fellow in the front line who actually wins the battle. This campaign required hundreds of workers in Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout the nation __who took their cards and went ont to contact potential givers. On their individual efforts hung the final success of the drive and to each of these men also does Tech owe heart-felt thanks. Without a courageous group of fighting workers, Alex's vision had no chance of becoming a reality. To them every Tech man owes a deep debt of gratitude, and in behalf of Tech Alumni everywhere, I here wish to play glowing tribute to them all: Particularly to the Tech Athletic Association which initiated, sponsored and underwrote the campaign; the Georgia Tech Administration headed by President Van Leer and Vice-President Cherry Emerson; to Ward, Wells, and Dreshman, professional Fund Raising organization, headed by Herman Reinhardt and John Koch, which headed the administrative and clerical phase of the campaign. But, and most of all, deep thanks and gratitude go to General Campaign Chairman Bob McDougal and his loyal, enthusiastic and capable headquarters staff. That's the crew that really did the job! So here, for Tech and Tech Alumni, we can say to Bob McDougall and all his workers, "Well done and thanks!" OSCAR DAVIS President 5
ALEXANDER MEMORIAL FUND OVER THE TOP
The drive to raise funds for the giant physical training center to honor the memory of Coach Alexander was oversubscribed on March 3, according to college and campaign officials. This building will be a great addition to Georgia Tech's facilities and provide a needed cultural center for Atlanta and the Southeast. GIFTS CONTINUING A substantial gift from the Ford Motor Company pushed the campaign total to $1,515,261. Campaign officials are encouraged by the fact that gifts are still continuing to come in, since rising prices and inflation will definitely add to the cost of the building.
LEADERS EXPRESS THANKS Colonel Blake Van Leer, president of Georgia Tech and Robert McDougall, general chairman of the campaign, expressed their deep appreciation and gratitude to the 7,500 alumni and friends of Georgia Tech who responded so generously to the project. THE CAMPAIGN The campaign, which got underway
last fall, was divided into three sections, national, state and local. The National organization was originally headed by the late Carter Barron, of Washington, D. C. After his untimely death, L. W. (Chip) Robert stepped into the breach and led the group to an effective finish. Walter M. Mitchell headed the State of Georgia organization dividing the state on a congressional district basis. So thorough was his organization and so active their participation that the State of Georgia outside of Atlanta produced nearly $175,000 for the campaign. John O. Chiles, Muggsy Smith and Charlie Yates headed the Greater Atlanta phase of the campaign, which was held from November 30th to December 18. Almost a quarter of a million dollars was produced by this ^roup. The faculty, students and employees of Georgia Tech started the campaign rolling with combined gifts of $105,000. The Foundation Gifts Committee, headed by General Chairman McDougall, produced approximately a million dollars as its part of the champaign.
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CONSTRUCTION PLANS Colonel Van Leer and Cherry L. Emerson, Vice-President of Georgia Tech, have announced that plans for the construction of the building are proceeding without delay. The building which will honor one of the South's greatest athletic leaders, the late William A. Alexander, will provide the largest assembly hall in the state of Georgia, thereby making it possible to offer the country's best and most complete training program for officer candidates of the armed forcees studying at Gteorgia Tech. After the emergency, it will be made available to public and private organizations for operas, sports, automobile shows, theatrical productions, musicals, ice carnivals and industrial exhibitions. The total seating capacity of the auditorium will be 13,000. The Athletic Association of Georgia Tech will furnish a million dollars toward the construction of the building through the issue of self-liquidating revenue bonds.
IN HIS HONOR . THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS
UNCLE HEINIE HENIKA, TECH PATRIARCH, DIES AT 95
HOME COMING TO BE WEEKEND OF DUKE GAME Class reunions and Homecoming in 1951 will be held on November 2nd. and 3rd. Tech meets Duke on Grant Field on Saturday afternoon, November 3rd. COLORFUL EVENTS The traditionally colorful events of the weekend include the parade of the Ramblin Recks, the Homecoming decorations contest, and Homecoming dance, all put on by the students. The annual business meeting of the National Alumni Association andi the Homecoming barbecue will precede the game. REUNION CLASSES The members of the classes of '06, '11, '16, '21, '26, '31, '36, '41, and '46 will be announced at a later date. The Alumni Offices will furnish addresses for those wishing to contact old friends, and will notify members of reunion classes about the details for their own class. GAME TICKETS Applications for tickets will be mailed to the alumni. Barbecue tickets can be bought at the door. Class reunion party tickets will be handled individually.
John Henry Henika, retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who served under all five Georgia Tech Presidents, died on February 19, 1951. Uncle Heinie, whose gray beard had been a familiar sight on the Tech campus for nearly fifty years, had been ill since November 11, 1950, when he suffered a fall. He first came to the Flats in 1892 and stayed about a year, teaching in the woodshop. He left after the first year and returned in 1901 to become an instructor in the woodshop. At the age of 85 he retired, a professor of mechanical engineering After his retirement he continued to work in the woodshop, using his skilled hands to make things for others. Uncle Heinie was a philosopher as well as a master craftsman and teacher. A friend and counselor to all his students, his acute commentaries on people and events were important complements to his teaching in the classroom. "Don't be a saucer," he used to say, "Be an oil can." A deeply religious man, he attributed his long life to following the Bible and moderate living. Uncle Heinie was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1855. At 13 he began his March-April, 1951
training in woodwork. He left Michigan College before graduating and became a skilled pattern maker and machinist. Surviving are a son-in-law, Judson Waiman, of Atlanta, and a cousin, Mrs. Ewalda Lincoln of Portland, Ore. Funeral services were held in Atlanta on February 21, and burial took place in West View Cemetary. Pallbearers were Prof. H. 0. Foster, Ed Kinney, Dean George Griffin, Jamie R. Anthony, Prof. J. H. Lucas, Dr. Thomas Quigby, Dr. Homer S. Weber, and Joe L. Dorris. Honorary pallbearers: Col. B. R. Van Leer, Dean Phil B. Narmore, Mr. C. L. Emerson, Prof. R. S. Howell, Mr. Oscar Davis, Mr. R. J. Thiesen, Mr. B. S. Brown, Mr. Frank Houston, Dr. M. L. Brittain, Mr. W. F. Griffin, Mr. Charles Griffin, Dr. R. S. King, Major A. A. Case, Dr. Elmer Cox, and Mr. J. L. Wright. SAFFIR CO-AUTHOR OF ARTICLE Herbert S. Saffir '40, Assistant County Engineer of Dade County, Miami, Florida is co-author of an article appearing in the December issue of Civil Engineers. Entitled, "Miami Suffers Slight Structural Damage In Severe Hurricane", the article states that new building codes have lessened damage from hurricanes.
ALUMNI ROLL CALL IN FOURTH YEAR As the Georgia Tech Annual Roll Call of Alumni approaches the end of its Fourth Year, there are many of you alumni who have beeen consistant members of this Plan since its inception. That is, until thin year. There are many alumni who have never missed a year in supporting this Roll Call, and there are others who have forgotten just this once. Reminders have gone out to all those who have not contributed this year. Your continued supoort of Tech and the Alumni Association is highly desirable if we are to continue to serve you as we want with more and better activities, and with better alumni publications. With most of you, it has been purely oversight. Won't you please sit down and write out that check today? You should have heard from us again a few weeks ago. Do your part to make Tech grow. "The strength of any institution is gauged by the support of its alumni body."
On vlte J4UI. . . • Professor Alan Y. Pope, '34, of the Aeronautical Engineering Department is the author of an excellent texbook entitled "Aerodynamics of Supersonic Flight", covering the theory and laws of supersonic flow. The book is designed for one-quarter course at the college junior or senior level. • The experience of more than 50 years of combined teaching practice has been incorporated by Professors Herman K. Fulmer and Walter Reynolds, Jr., '17, in their new texbook, "College Algebra." The book features an outlined method of presentation, because mathematics texts are meant merely to supplement the class lectures. • The all-girl student body of exclusive Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri has chosen Georgia Tech as its favorite men's college. Tech's student council promptly invited the girls to visit the campus. • Approximately 3000 students and dates attended the Winter IFC Dance, "Cupid's Capers," which was presented at the exhibition annex of the Municipal Auditorium February 3. Tommy Tucker and his orchestra proved to be very popular as they played their famous variety of sweet swing music. • Dr. W. T. Zeigler of the Chemistry Department was elected chairman of the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society for 1951. • In keeping with the world situation, school authorities have announced that
a regular class of first quarter freshmen will be enrolled this summer. About three or four hundred June high school graduates are expected to enroll for the accelerated college program, similar to that in effect during the last war. • Dr. Frederick Bellinger, professor of chemical engineering, and Professor Max L. Hibbs have received their orders to report for active duty at the close of the winter quarter. Bellinger will serve with the Chemical Corps, and Hibbs will return to millitary intelligence. • Staff elections were conducted by the Publications Board on February 20 to fill three vacancies that will exist after the winter quarter. John Steedley will be the new Editor of the Georgia Tech Engineer; Bay Rast will step in as Business Manager of the Blue Print; Clyde Kennedy replaces Steedly as Managing Editor of the Engineer; and Bob Kimzey will take over as Managing Editor of the Technique. • O. Boyte, fifth-year architectural student at Georgia Tech, has been awarded a prize of $250 as one of two honorable mentions in a national housedesigning contest sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. • Omicron Delta Kappa has selected three more students for membership. They are Herb Bradshaw, Roy Harris and Bob Cannon. Initiation was held in the chapel of the Peachtree Christian Church.
Four members of the cast of "The Traitor" pose for a publicity shot during dress rehearsal. The play was presented by Drama-Tech as their winter quarter effort. 8
• Six Jesse H. Jones Scholarships honoring General Lucius B. Clay have been awarded to senior civil engineering students at Tech for 1950-51, Executive Dean Phil Narmore announced recently. They are William S. Jett, H. Bailey Mundy, Donald J. Napoli, Roy A. Pfaffman, Joseph E. Porter, and William F. Seidel. • Showing its awareness of the need for greater international understanding and cooperation, Georgia Tech has become affiliated with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. The IAESTE is an international organization which is recognized by the U. S. State Department as an exchange visitor program, and its membership includes students from thirteen foreign countries. The program is already in operation on the Tech campus in an arrangement with Stuttgart Tech in Germany. • The Resources For Living Council recently sponsored a full week of lectures and discussions covering many of the aspects of Christian Living. Dr. Edwin Espy, Executive Secretary of the Student YMCA, was the principal speaker of the group which included Dr. Grace Sloan Overton, Furman Smith, Atlanta Lawyer; and Rabbi Alfred L. Goodman. • The Student Concert and Lecture Committee opened its 1951 series by presenting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Sopkin. The overwhelming approval of the large crowd in attendance resulted in three
Shown above is the display of Bibles given to Tech by Gideons International. The Bibles will be placed in dormitory rooms and the fraternity houses. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS
CAMPUSONALITIES ... Since he had had Reserve commissions in both the Army and the Navy Dr. Narmore entered the service early in 1943. He became Executive Officer for the Office of Administration of the Navy College Program located in Washington, D. C. In 1944 -the College Program started to diminish. At about the same time Dean Skiles suffered a physical breakdown, and Dr. Brittain requested the Navy to release Phil to return to Tech as Assistant Dean and Coordinator of Veterans' Affairs. He held this position until 1945, when he became Dean of Basic Studies. He succeeded Dean Skiles as Executive Dean upon the latter's retirement in 1946.
PHIL B. NARMORE '25 Executive Dean of Georgia Tech Dr. Phil B. Narmore was born in Lansing, Michigan, on April 15, 1902, the second of three boys. His mother was a teacher in the public schools, and his father was in the real estate business. He attended public elementary schools in Lansing, in Denver, Colorado, and in Florida. His first two years of high school were spent in Umatilla, Florida. Then the Narmore family moved again to Grand Bay, Alabama, a small town about 25 miles from the Gulf Coast, where Phil completed his high-school education. A graduate of Georgia Tech who was installing an ice plant in Umatilla told Phil about Tech (but he did not hear about the Co-op Plan until after his high-school graduation. This Plan made it possible for him to attend college.) He entered Tech as a Co-op in June, 1920, and took a General Engineering course. During his work periods he was employed as student engineer by the State Highway Department (1921-23); Robert and Company (1923-24) where he worked under Cherry Emerson, then Vice President of the Company; and he Georgia Power Company, where he worked a regular shift of seven 11-hour days a week. While a student he found time to go out for the track and cross-country teams, although alternating one month in industry and one month in school did not help him keep in good enough physical trim to win a letter. He did spend a good bit of time on publications, becoming associate editor of The Technique and bussiness manager of the annual in his senior year. He took part in other campus activities such as Phi Delta Epsilon and Scabbard and Blade. He was president of the Tech Bible class at North Avenue Presbyterian Church, president of the Cosmopolitan Club, and a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity. Phil graduated in June, 1925, and accepted a position as assistant director in the Co-op Department. He resigned this position on January 1, 1926, to work as manager of the Southeastern Bus Division of the Mack Truck Company. However, after traveling for ten momnths he decided that he preferred educational work and became an instructor in Tech's Engineering Drawing and Mechanics Division. Phil's interest in student activities continued as a young instructor, particularly in publications. He was elected national March-April, 1951
PHIL B. NARMORE
vice president of Pi Delta Epsilon and then became the national secretary, a position he held for six years. In 1927 he married Nancy Lou Knight, who had been a student at Agnes Scott at the time he was studying at Georgia Tech. In the early 1930's he became the unofficial assistant to Dean W. Vernon Skiles, the Executive Dean of Tech. In 1923 Dr. Narmore started the movement that brought Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity to the campus. A few years later he gathered about him men interested in technical writing and founded the Georgia Tech Engineer of which he was the faculty advisor for many years and later chairman of the Board of Control. (This was prior to the magazine's coming under the management of the Publications Board.) In 1933 he completed work at Tech for his Master's degree in Civil Engineering. He chose this Department since his General Engineering studies had been principally in the fields of electricity and mechanical engineering. In the summer of 1934 he started attending the University of Michigan's summer sessions, and in 1937 he took a leave of absence from Georgia Tech at which time he completed his work on the Ph. D. degree, majoring in Engineering Mechanics. His doctoral thesis was "A Study of Strong Steel Under Reversing Combined Stresses." In 1938 he was made assistant to Dean Skiles.
Phil has always been interested in church work. He became a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in 1932. In 1949 he was named president of the Presbyterian Officers' Association. He was named a member of the State Veterans' Education Council. He holds membership in a number of Engineering organizations, among them A. S. M. E., A. S. E. E., and G. S. P. E. He also is a member of the National and Georgia Educational Associations, the American Legion, the Rotary Club and the Atlanta Athletic Club. His main hobbies now are hunting and fishing. Phil and Nancy Lou have three children. Phyllis is now a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. Bennett is a junior at Darlington School, and Nina Lou is a freshman at Washington Seminary. Even though Phil still holds his Naval Reserve commission as a Lieutenant Commander, he doubts seriously that the world situation will get bad enough for the Government to need him.
CAMPAIGN FOOTNOTE To John C. Koch, of the firm of Ward, Wells, Dreshman and Reinhart, director of the Alexander Memorial Campaign, goes thei thanks of the Alumni Association. His work for Tech was done with enthusiam that inspired all of us. John Koch gave the campaign everything he had, and because of his ability, understanding, and immediate local popularity, Tech profited by being represented by this man. He left many friends on the campus in Atlanta.
We Salute: (The Hill Brothers from Washington, Georgia, one of Techs' outstanding brother teams.) Eugene Dubose Hill, the eldest of the Hill brothers to attend Georgia Tech. Born March 2, 1889, in Washington, Georgia, Gene Hill graduated from Georgia Tech in 1911 with a B. S. in E. E. While at Tech, he was a member of the SAE Fraternity, star baseball player, and very prominent in campus activities. After graduation, Gene worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company until 1922, at which time he went to work for the Louisville Cement Company as Assistant Sales Manager. He took time in 1917-1918 to serve overseas as a 1st Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. With Louisville Cement, Gene went rapidly to the top, being named Vice-President and Director in 1929, and President and Director in 1939, which position he still holds. Married in 1921 to the former Lila Robinson of Louisville, they have three sons, Lee R., Eugene Jr., and William S. Gene continues to be active in Tech affairs, and is the type of man we are glad to salute as a "good Tech man."
Montgomery Stokes Hill, the second of the Hill clan. Montgomery was also born in Washington, Georgia on December 1, 1890, and graduated in the same class as Gene, also taking a B. S. in E. E. with the class of 1911. Along with the rest of the Hill brothers, Montgomery, or Gum, as he was known, was a member of SAE and an outstanding baseball player, beside his other campus activities. He was a member of Anak. Montgomery has been with Wilby-Kincey since 1929, and now supervises the operation and management of more than 30 theaters in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Montgomery married the former Grace Earle of Columbia South Carolina in February, 1921. They have three children, Hugh, Montgomery, Jr. (Monty), and Carolyn. Monty is one of the Souths' outstanding golfers. A veritable dynamo of energy, "Gum" Hill was the North Carolina head of the Alex Memorial Campaign, doing as usual, a bang up job for Tech. Albert S. Hill, the third of the Hill brothers, who born in Washington, Georgia, â€˘ on August 12, 1896. Departing a bit from the Hill tradition. Albert graduated with a B. S. in M. E. in the class of 1919. Very prominent in campus activities and in athletics, Albert was probably the best quarterback ever to wear the White and Gold, directing the Jackets to a Championship in 1917, besides being captain of the baseball team. His other college honors are too numerouus to mention here, but is sufficient to say that he was "wheel". Also, needless to mention, he was a member of SAE Fraternity. Also a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, Albert is President of Black Star Coal Corporation, Louisville, President of Jellico Coal Company, Atlanta and VicePresident of Beaver' Dam Coal Company of Louisville. Albert also served in the first World War as a first Lieutenant with the Field Artillery. Married to the former Mary Daniel of Mullins, South Carolina, Albert has one son, Albert, Jr., who is now with the U. S. Air Force. One of Tech's all-time great athletes, Albert's success in busineess has been no surprise to those who knew him.
William Merriwether Hill, Jr., the youngest of the Hill boys to attend Tech, was born in Washington, Georgia, on September 5, 1901. Following the Hill tradition, Merriwether, or "Minnie" as he is affectionately known, become one of Tech's basball immortals when he tagged the great Ty Cobb out in trying to steal second, in an exhibition game here at the Flats. He was also a member of SAE Fraternity, and like his older brothers, a very prominent man on the campus graduating in 1923 with a B. S. in Commerce. In 1933, Rhodes, Incorporated, hired him for work with their chain of furniture stores. For the past 15 years, he has been living in Pensacola, Florida. He is Regional Manager for a group of the Rhodes stores, and is also a Director of that company. Minnie has been active in Rotary, church work, and for Georgia Tech. Married to the former Mamie Raine, Minnie has two daughters, Catherine and Margaret Montgomery, These four Hill brothers from Washington, Georgia are a part of Tech tradition and Tech history, and we are proud of each one of them. TO
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DUKE GETS ATLANTIC STEEL POST
ED FANT, '29, HEADS L. A. TECH CLUB Ed Fant, new president of Georgia Tech alumni in Los Angeles for 1951, formerly of Memphis, will be remembered by many alumni as the one who arranged and promoted the "bus trip" from Atlanta to Pasadena, California, for the Rose Bowl of January 1, 1929 between Georgia Tech and University of California (Tech 8-Cal. 7.) Ed evidently was attracted by the California weather and business opportunities, as he returned to California after his tour of duty in the Navy and is now one of the most prominent and successful automobile dealers in Southern California, under the name of: Ed Fant Buick, El Monte, California. His charming wife, the former Juanita Van Nydenheim, and Miss Karen Fant, age 2, complete the Ed Fant family picture. GROSSI HEADS TECH TULSA CLUB Carmine J. Grossi '35, District Manager of Combustion Engineering-Superheater, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma, heads the Tech alumni group in that area. Except for World War II service as a Lt. Commander with the 11th amphibious force in Europe, Grossi has been with Combustion since 1936. He returned from a trip to Europe in July, lasting 11% months in countires such as England, France, Italy and Isreal, conducting business for Combustion Engineering in rebuilding and enlarging power systems in connection with E. C. A. March-April, 1951
Paul Duke, '45, has recently been named Product Engineer for Atlantic Steel Company. An outstanding athletic and student leader at Tech, Duke holds degrees in IE and ME. F o l l o w i n g his graduation, Duke played professional football for one season with the New York Yankees. For two years he was connected with W. D. Taulman and Associates, specializing in steel production equipment, where he obtained training in steel plants throughout the United States, and joined Atlantic in 1948. Duke is an active member of the Georgia Engineering Society, American Society for Metals, Atlanta Touchdown Club, Alexander H. Stephens Toastmaster Club, and the North Avenue Presbyterian Church. He is also secretary of his Georgia Tech Alumni Class. HOWELL TO G. E. WASHINGTON POST Edwin H. Howell, EE '22, has been appointed special representive of the General Electric Company's Apparatus Department in Washington, D. C. Mr. Howell formerly was manager of sales of the G-E Meter and Instrument Divisions at Lynn, Mass. In his new post, Mr. Howell will serve as liaision with government agencies established in connection with the national defense program. CHARLES R. BEACHAM, CELEBRATES SILVER ANNIVERSARY WITH FORD Top sales executive in a territory which covers all or part of 12 southeastern states, Mr. Beacham completed 25 years service with the Ford Motor Company, in January. He now resides in Media, Pa., and has offices in Chester.
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Thanks, ex-Techs, for the response to my first literary efforts in the last issue of this magazine. If you disagree with my thinking h e r e , then by all means let me know, so that we can publish your letters and get the reaction of other alumni on the same question. I promise not to be arbitrary, but neither do I promise to submit to any and every idea that is shot at me. A fair and impartial study of each controversial issue will be given. So if you have gripes about anything here at your School, let me have them, and we will air them all here. The drop in student enrollment at most of the major colleges and universities is one of the biggest problems facing the staffs of said institutions. We are feeling it here at Tech just like the rest of them, and we can only guess where it will end. The cost today of an college education is another thing that bothers me. If this trend continues, education will be only for the wealthy and for good athletes. Costs have almost trebled in the last ten years. The over-emphasis on the athletic side of college life also disturbs me. It's like a large snowball that has it's down-hill momentum with no earthly telling where it will stop. Let's take that theme for a short discourse this month. The desire to win is a must for any good athlete. To win is the object of any athletic contest. But to win by whatever means, fair or foul, is not part of this code. The unholy pressure put on college coaches to win, win, and win is absolutely wrong. The past three months has seen big-time college coaches heads falling like the end product of a French guillotine. Why? Had they run off with the president's wife, or absconded with the take from last Saturday's game ? No, but they lost the traditional game with Hardly Normal, and the frenzied alumni are in full hue and cry for a "winning coach". Praise be you Tech men are not that way. We have the finest set-up in our athelic department of any school of comparable size in the United States. Since 1904, Tech has had the grand total of three head football coaches, and the third one, Robert Lee Dodd, has only had the job six years. Surely, we lose some, but we win some, and we also give those boys who play for Tech an education. You might be surprised what a novelty that latter is. HOWARD ECTOR, Executive Secretary 11
THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE design critic Paul Heffernan and other recent arrivals. Our curriculm for the first time since the founding of the department went through some drastic changes in the middle thirties, at which time we became a five year course and the degree was changed to Bahelor of Architecture. At the same time an option in architectural engineering was introduced, and a little later this also was made a five year curriculum leading to the same degree.
HAROLD K. BUSH-BROWN Director The department had its origin in 1908 in the demand of a few students headed by E. D. Ivy (Ivy & Cook, Architects, Atlanta), who went to President G. K. Matheson requesting that a course in architecture be offered at the Georgia School of Technology. Dr. Matheson agreed to establish the new department provided 20 students would sign up, and this was soon accomplished. The first classes, which graduated before 1915, still remain the most notable in the history of the school, including Ed. Ivy, Phil Shutze of Atlanta (later Rome Prize winner); W. Pope Barney, who has become a leading architect in Philadelphia; John Dennis of Macon, and Morton Levy of Savannah. After the first year the man who headed the department in the early years and who was responsible for the high standard established at Georgia Tech in architecture was Francis P. Smith. In 1912 Mr. Smith brought to the school another graduate of his alma mater, Pennsylvania, J. Herbert Gailey, an honor student who has been with the department ever since. Professor "Doc" Gailey has been a conscientious worker for the interests of the school, and over the years has earned the affection and loyalty of a long list of graduates during his 39 years of teaching. 1922 marked a change in that both Dr. M. L. Brittain was made President and J. L. Skinner bacame Head of the Department in place of Mr. Smith who resigned to engage in private practice. This was a period of rapid growth and additions to the faculty included Kenneth K. Stowell and the writer. The department was crowded into the top floor of the M. E. Building, but the following year the New Physics Building was completed and we were moved into the top floor of this building. This provided us with two drafting rooms, a library, a lecture room, and several offices. In 1925 Jack Skinner resigned to set up practice in Miami, Florida, and the writer was made Head of the Department. In the following year Kenneth Stowell left for New York to assume editorship of one of the country's leading architectural magazines. New members of the staff included R. T. Morenus, Ralph Gully, and Maurice Siegler and a little later Matt L. Jorgensen. None of these men are any longer on the staff although Matt is in Atlanta, an associate of Abreu & Robeson; and R. T. Morenus is in charge of the Night School courses in architecture. 12
HAROLD K. BUSH-BROWN Director, The School Of Architecture In those days we took part in what was known as the Southern Inter-Collegiate Competition, conducted each year by one of the larger and older northern architectural schools. After a design student from Tech had placed first for seven consecutive years, the competition was finally abandoned in 1928. In the meantime, in 1929 the Department of Architecture was taken into the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the first school in the South to be so honored. In spite of the financial collapse of 1929, the de; artment continued to grow until 1932 v/hen we reached an enrollment of ovev 160 students and graduated our largest c'ass 35 men receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science in Architecture. A succession of design critics came and went including Joseph McGaw, Dean Axline, Robert Dean, Le Grande Hunter, and finally Jack Rowland, who was with us until 1938 when he left to enter practice in North Carolina. His place was taken by P. M. Heffernan from Iowa State, a Harvard graduate who recently won the Paris Prize and had just returned from 2% years of study and travel in Europe. It was at this time that the department received a Medal of Honor from the Societe Architects Francais Diplome for the outstanding student in design in the United States conferred by John Mead Howells, New York architect and son of William Dean Howells. It was design critics like Axline and Rowlanc! and former students like Hal Williams, George Harrell, "Chuck" Dubois, Hugh Stubbins, and "Bill" Finch, to name only a few, who helped bring our school ii to national prominence. The standard has been maintained ever since under the able leadership of our senior
Another department was the establishment of a course in industrial design, made possible by a grant from the General Education Board. The course was under the direction of Andi Schiltz. The first group to go through completed their work in 1942 just after we entered World War II; it was shortly thereafter that the course had to be abandoned for the duration. Crombie Taylor, who had been with us two years, left us followed by Andi Schiltz the following year. Our school again had been going through a stage of rapid expansion and had reached maximum enrollment when the war came upon us, and everything changed almost overnight. Matt Johnson left us for private practice. Julian Harris, a former graduate who had entered the field of sculpture and who was doing part time teaching, joined the service. Those of us who were left including Ed Moulthrop, a graduate of Princetion, kept the department going and supplemented architectural teaching with parttime instruction given to those sent to the school for military and naval training. Toward the end of the war a change in administration took place in the Institution. Our highly esteemed President, Dr. M. L. Brittain, who had served the school ever since the year the writer arrived on the campus in 1922, resigned, and his place was taken by Colonel Van Leer, and with the death of our beloved Dean Skiles, C. L. Emerson became Dean. Under the energetic initative of these administrators, a period of planning for the future expansion of the physical development of the school was inaugurated in which the staff of the department played a considerable part. Since the end of the war in 1945, our department has gone through a phenomenal expansion. From an all- time low enrollment in 1945, we grew to a maximum in 1949 of 467; and from a faculty of four to one of which now numbers 25, although it should be said that about one-half of our present staff is on a part time basis. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS
LONG HOURS OF HARD WORK A course has been added entitled "Light Construction Industry." This is for men going into some phase of the building industry other than design and is preparation for such activities as sale of building materials and contracting, a four year course leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree without designation. Besides J. Herbert Gailey, Paul Heffernan, and Julian H. Harris, who rejoined us after the war, and James J. Pollard, architect and structural engineer who has been on our staff off and on for several years, it has been necessary to increase our staff very rapidly. In all the history of the school there has never been so competent or versatile a faculty. The recent additions include the following: B. W. Boguslavsky, D. S c , M. I. T. J. H. Grady, Ohio State R. Pretz, Pennsylvania I. E. Saporta, Dresden R. Wilson, A. A. London D. J. Edwards, Texas and Harvard Tom Godfrey, Harvard V. M. Shipley, Georgia Tech H. Grif Edwards, Georgia Tech J. H. Finch, (part time), Georgia Tech and Princeton George Ramey, (part time), Georgia Tech L. R. Tindal, Maryland R. R. Randall, Georgia Tech R F. Rabun, Georgia Tech R. R. Greene, Georgia Tech & High Museum Sam McLean, (part time), Georgia Tech A National Architectural Accrediting Board was constituted in 1945 and Georgia Tech, so far as we know, was the only school in the Southeast to receive full and unconditional accrediting in the first survey made by this board. March-April, 1951
MODELS BUILT BY STUDENTS ON PUBLIC DISPLAY
The story on the new architectural building, designed by members of the staff and now under construction, is still to be told. This building will cost close to a million dollars. In the last few years we have been occupying the top floors of two of the permanent buildings; in addition, our design groups are scattered all over the campus in antiquated wooden houses. The new building will have the equivalent of space now used by design classes and will provide well-lighted drafting rooms with northern exposure, and our departmental activities will all be brought together under one roof. The new building includes an enlarged library and will provide for the first time an exhibition gallery, a judgement room, an assembly room for the whole school, a shop for Industrial Design and model making, ample storage, and a student
lounge. There will be a garden and outdoor space for freehand as well as indoors, and separate small cubicles for graduate students. This new building will enable us to expand our program. We have already made a beginning in offering a Master's Degree in Architecture, authorized this winter. With the active help and support of our energetic Engineering Dean J. W. Mason and that of Lloyd W. Chapin, Dean of the faculties, other plans are taking shape; announcement to come later. With the backing we have received from administrative officers and outside help, it appears we shall be able to serve the State and region in the future, as we have in the past, but on a more extended front, and we hope, still more effectively.
Forty years ago the members of ANAK in the class of 1911 posed for this picture They are front (L to R) Val Dawson, Jno. T. Clark, 2nd., Eugene Hill, Doody Burt Montgomery Hill, Pope Barney, 3rd., Jim Dawson, Jack Spalding, Bob Golden, 4th., Earle Chandler, P. M. "Skeet" Coleman. 13
Alumni-Can You Helj
HELP ! H E L P ! The following list includes just a few of the names of the men who have eluded our searching arm. We don't know where they are. We want to know. If you have any ideas, please, please give us a helping hand. Just a post card will do, but scan your class list and see if by chance you might help us. The only way we can serve our alumni is to know where you are. A helping hand, please
E. Brotherton J. K. Calvitt W. C. Davenport D. C. Denmark 1899 J. K. Barrett J. A. Blanton L. H. Boynton G. T. Bradley, Jr. H. Branch C. G. Brim F. A. Brunr.er H. H. Camp G. A. Carbonell 1900
1892 H. J. Anthony J. R. Anthony E. V. Arnold H. T. Barksdale R. L. Blalock 0. H. Boaz W. K. Bolles W. S. Boykin J. P. Brown V. 0. Brown 1893 W. A. Bagwell R. K. Baker E. R. Barber E. W. Boyd Q. Calloway W. T. Cheves R. B. Clark R Clark W. L. Constantine R T. Dorsey 1894 S. A. Akers T. J. Bacon E. W. Brogdon S. Brooks T. J. Brooks K. Caldwell H. R. Casey S. S. Chapman V. L. Chappell B. E. Dallas 1895 J. E. Alexander J. H. Alexander
S. W. Allen C. N. Anderson A. R. Arnold B. M. Atwood 0. N. Benson J. W. Boyd J. T. Burkhalter 1896 C. H. Benson W. H. Camp F. G. Edge J. W. Furlow H. S. Griffin R. L. Hearn C. D. Hill, Jr. F. T. Houser A. G. Howard E. F. Huff 1897 H. B. Ainsworth C. A. Alexander W. H. Alston R. C. Bell W . W . Boyd L. A. Bryan C. L. Campbell T. J. Collier B. C. Cothran J. W. Crowe 1898 J. J. 0. J. P. C.
H. Ballard J. Barnes F. Bechman A. Betieman H. Brewster B. Brim
G. E. Adams R. P. Akers F. D. Appleby George Baker R. Beck E. J. Black J. O. Bradshaw M. Branch, Jr. G. Brazelle W. E. Brewster 1901 C. V. Angier H. W. Arnall C. I. Betts H. J. Boswell F. Boyd E. K. Brooks C. W. Brown E. Cahn M. M. Caldwell C. W. Causey 1902 W. F. Allen J. G. Arnall T. B. Ayer W. A. Baker M. L. Bize J. A. Blake J. A. Boatright J. F. Bouchell A. J. Brigham C. T. Brockett 1903 |G. C. Alston R. A. Asbury C. A. Ashford
W. L. Baldwin E. Baldwin T. B. Banks L. P. Baum G. Bedenfield U. S. Bell W. B. Bentley 1904 Walter H. Acker W. Adamson V. E. Albury H. L. A. Allen R. F. Altmayer J. H. Anderson J. R. Anderson E. A. Angier G. K. Armes B. B. Arnall 1905 B. A. D. G. R. C. N. H. A. A.
Adair A. Allen C. Alsobrook Armitage R. Ash J. Baumgartner R. Bayard G. Benton L. Blackford M. Bourroughs
1906 E. Adbury J. K. Allen M. Altmayer R. Anderson G. W. Andree C. A. Baker J. B. Barrett J. H. Benoist J. T. Bevel L. D. Broch 1907 J. H. Allan J. W. Baker L. D. Beach A. A. Beacu J. K. Bennett S. H. Black S. R. Blakeman I. H. Block S. Bond R. S. Booth
1908 A. Abadie J. L. Adams W. B. Alford A. C. Bane S. E. Bassett A. I. Beaver H. O. Beck R. A. Benjamin J. A. Blanton A. H. Bowman 1909 H. K. Allen T. E. Almond S. R, Atkinson, Jr. C. J. Aycock A. Ayers C. I. Baker C. C. Barlon W. P. Bealer E. N. Blackshear S. Bokritzky 1910 J. S. Alexander J. R. Alford J. R. Allen C. E. Anderson C. Arnheiter F. B. Atkinson M. S. Avery J. N. Baker A. S. Bedell T. S. Behre 1911 V. R. Abrams C, E. Aiken Charles E. Anderson I. M. Auld C. L. Barwick P. Basil W. T. Beattie, Jr. H. B. Beckwith E. L. Blakeney 1912 M. H. F. H. M. B. B. C.
W. Almand M. Bacon B. Bailey P. Baldwin C. Baldwin E. Ball L. Barnwell C. Baucom
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OFFICERS A N D TRUSTF.ES
S. R. Bissat W. H. Blackmoh 1913 H. L. Amster G. S. Ashley J. A. Aycock C. D. Baker E. T. Bassett S. D. Bauchamp G. G. Brooke V. C. Brownson R. L. Bryant G. F . Bunn 1914 H. S. F. E. E. C. L. R. R. E.
G. Adair B. Akib B. Arden H. Arrington C. Atkinson B. Bachtenreiter J. Barrett W. Barrett R. Barrow J. Barry
1915 E. Adamson S. H. Anderson J. G. Aldrige J. T. Arnold E. B. Baker S. P. Bailey C. W. Bankston 0. S. Barnett E. C. Barwick H. H. Baltery 1916 L. Allen 1. G. Ammen T. Andrews V. K. Baker G. J. Bass H. P. Blomyer S. D. Boyer C. H. Brown M. W. Burbank A. B. Chapman 1917 J. A. Alford L. K. Anderson W. H. Aubrey J. S. Ball
R. E. Barnes P. W. Beck, J r . C. C. Benton W. L. Bidwell O. H. Binkley D. P. Blake
1919 G. L. Almand C. L. Armsby E. L. Bell J. N. Bohannon R. T. Booker H. A. Brandes S. R. Buford B. F . Burks P. M. Burroughs J. C. Byrd 1920 S. T. Adams Richard C. Alexander C. C. Alford S. R. Arnold J. E. Avery H. O. Bagwell J. H. Barton G. H. Bernhardt J. N. Birch, Jr. Alexander Blair, Jr. 1921 W. L. Abernathy D. Abreu F. R. Ackley J. E. Anderson R. H. Armstrong J. G. Atteberry Hugh R. Bailey Paul W. Baker K. D. Barnett A. F. Barry, J r .
PRICE GILBERT, J R . , '21,
FRANK R. WILLIAMS, '20, Vice-President
C H A S . R. YATES, '35,
W. HOWARD ECTOR, Exec. Secretary
BRIAN S. BROWN, '50, Mgr. Alumni
IVAN ALLEN, J R . , ' 3 3 HENRY W. GRADY, '18
F R A N K W. ALLCORN III, '41
C H A S . M. BROWN, '25
RODDEY GARRISON, '23
J A C K F . GLENN, '32
ROBERT H. THARPE, '34
1918 D. C. Adams R. C. Allen C. M. Angel P. A. Appleby D. W. Barnett S .J. M. Barnwell C. H. Beers C. W. Best C. R. Beutell M. E. Blackwell
OSCAR G. DAVIS, "22 President
FULLER E. CALLAWAY, J R . , '26, President
R. B. WILBY, '08,
WILLIAM A. PARKER, '19, Treasurer
R. J . THIESEN, '10, Exec.
J. E. DAVENPORT, '08
C. L. EMERSON, '08
CLEMENT A. EVANS, '22
THOMAS FULLER,'06 GEO. S. JONES, J R . , '12 WALTER M. MITCHELL, '23 W M . T. R I C H , '23 JAMES F. TOWERS, '01
Y. F. FREEMAN,'10 GEORGE W. MCCARTY, '08 F R A N K H. NEELY, '04 J O H N A. S I M M O N S , ' 1 5 GEO. W. WOODRUFF, '17
J U L I A N T. HIGHTOWER, '19 GEO. T. MARCHMONT, '07 C. PRATT RATHER, '23 F R A N K M. SPRATLIN, '06 ROBERT H. W H I T E , J R . , '14
1922 S. F. A. H. H. R. R. N. C. H.
Acheson M. Akers M. Albea B. Allen T. Allen W. Ailing W. Alsup Anderson L. Arant B. Argo
1923 K. M. Adair L. A. Adkins Hugh Akin S. B. Akins H. E. Alexander Thomas M. Alexander H. Almand A. B. Anderson Robert B. Anderson A. W. Archer 1924 C. S. Aaron F. G. Albert L. K. Alleen J. H. Alley E. P. Almond M. H. Anderson R. Anderson G. G. Anton O. C. Attridge H. R. Babcock 1925 R. W. Abrey H. T. Acron G. M. Agura
William A. Aker R. N. Allbritten G. G. Allen H. R. Allon, Jr. M. L. Allen W. F . Allen W. W. Amorous 1926 P. L. Alexander L. H. Allen G. P. Allison J. M. Anderson W. B. Archer T. B. Aycock D. C. Bagg M. H. Baker James W. Barker D. B. Bates 1927 A. M. Abbott William M. Acton T. M. Andrishok John H. Ankers T. E. Arnold L. Bacon James A. Banton B. N. Barnes T. S. Barton Schuyler Batson 1928 T. W. Akers W. H. Akin B. D. Alexander R. E. Arnett J. K. Aton B. H. Baker, Jr. E. B. Baker
W. E. Bale T. I. Ball R. A. Baugh 1929 Henry D. Anastasas William B. Askew E. E. Auback, Jr. Guy W. Brugler William C. Bryant L. E. Buchanan T. D. Burrow, Jr. J. R. Butler A. H. Caesar A. J. Caldwell 1930 William R. Allemmang George S. Allen John Van Horn Allen Lyman C. Allen W. H. Askew, Jr. Elliott T. Auerback Douglas E. Austin George E. Averill E. Bailey Robert D. Baker 1931 Jose Acosta Harry Hugh C. Ackis Barney R. Adams Harry H. Adams John F . Adams Lome R. Adams C. William Aiken Harry S. Aizenshtat George I. Albright Hugh C. Alexander
WITH THE CLUBS ... AUGUSTA, GEORGIA Tech alumni in Augusta met at a dinner on Feb. 16 to view the films of the 1950 Tech-Georgia game. The speaker was Bobby Dodd, who told the group how Tech upset Georgia. Praising Tech scouts, he showed the group during the film how the Bulldogs showed their hand offensively to the defenders.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Fifty-two alumni from the Baltimore area met on January 17 at Holsinger's Restaurant to hear Dean of Students George Griffin talk about Tech. After a brief business meeting, the films of the Tech-Georgia freshman game w e r e shown.
CLEVELAND, OHIO Members of the Georgia Tech Club of Cleveland met on February 23 at the Hermit Club to enjoy the movies of the 1950 Tech-Georgia game.
HOUSTON, TEXAS South Texas alumni met on November 13 at a cocktail party given by Howard Tellepsen and Stewart Boyle at the Houston Engineers Club. New officers of the club are William B. Spencer, '25, President, Dave McClanahan, '41, Vice-President, and E. W. DeJon, '42, Secretary-Treasurer. Jay Cannon was appointed Chairman of the Alexander Memorial Champaign in the Houston area, and plans for the drive were completed.
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE On November 30 the Kingsport Club met at Skoby's to inaugurate the Alexander Memorial Champaign. President John Dodd had obtained the movies of the Tech-Florida game from "Brother Bobby" and their showing was enlivened by the commentary of Witt Langstaff ChE '50, former varsity guard.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE Knoxville alumni met on February 21 at a dinner at the S and W Cafeteria to greet Howard Ector and view films of the 1950 Tech-Georgia game.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA On November 13, Tech alumni of Los Angeles met at the Roger Young restaurant to get under way the Alexander Memorial drive. One of the highlights of the meeting was a talk by A. E. Stanley '00 who recalled many personalities and happenings of 50 years ago and showed the group pictures of early presidents and faculty members. Ed. Fant '29 (see p 11) was elected president of the Club for the coming year. 16
BALTIMORE ALUMNI MET WITH DEAN GEORGE GRIFFIN
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Tech men in Louisville met on March 2 at a dinner at the Hotel Kentucky. Present from the campus was Executive Secretary Howard Ector, who showed movies of the 1950 Tech-Georgia game. Charlie Preston '37, presided. After adjournment the group attended the SEC Tournament game and saw Tech defeat Tulane.
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINA At Lynwood Club Hous on January 17, alumni and their wives in Martinsville met to discuss organization of a local club. Present from the campus were Howard Ector and Brian Brown. The color movies of the 1950 Tech-Georgia game were shown.
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Memphis alumni gathered on the coldest night in the history of the city for an alumni meeting at the King Cotton Hotel. With the thermometer hovering on 11 degrees, the turnout to hear Howard Ector, Executive Secretary of the National Alumni Association, was encouraging. Pictures of the Tech-Georgia game were shown. President Tom Faires presided.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Alumni in Nashville met at a luncheon on February 7. The members viewed films of the Cotton Bowl game. President Marion Swint presided.
PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS The Western Division of the Georgia Tech Club of Massachusetts, met at the Stanley Club in Pittsfield on February 6. Chairman B. E. Stelzenmuller, '46, welcomed the club members and gave an
account of the Alexander Memorial Building Champaign. Jack Willbanks, '45, George Karasdem '48 and "Buck" Rogers '46 and '50 talked about various aspects of Tech today. W. S. Ginn '36, Western Division Vice President spoke on the importance of alumni interest in Georgia Tech. The meeting was concluded with the showing of the films of the 1949 Tech-Georgia game, narrated by Phil Talley '50.
SHREVEPORT, LOUSINA On February 6 Tech men in Shreveport and their wives met for dinner at the Hotel Jefferson to hear Howard Ector and view movies of the 1950 TechGeorgia game. New officers are, President, Jeff Dykes, Vice President, Jim Zike, and Secretary-Treasurer, Lawton Stephens.
SPARTANBURG, S. C. Alumni in Spartanburg met at a dinner on February 2 to hear Joe Pittard, Tech baseball coach and see the films of the 1950 Tech-Georgia game.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA Alumni from Tulsa and the surrounding area met on February 5 at the Hotel Mayo with Howard Ector present to organize a ^Georgia Tech Alumni Club. Those present enjoyed movies of the 1950 Tech-Georgia game. Carmine Gross presided.
MACON, GEORGIA Tech men gathered at a luncheon on February 15, at the Lanier Hotel in Macon to hear Athletic Director Bobby Dodd tell of next season's grid prospects. Coach Dodd also showed color films of Tech's 1950 victory over Georgia. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS
Nominations For National A l u m n i Officers In accordance with Article Five of the By-Laws of the National Alumni Association, as adopted at the annual meeting on September 27, 1947, machinery has been set to select a slate of officers to serve the Association for the year 1950-51, this term to begin on September 1, 1951. A nominating Committee, composed of three prominent Georgia Tech alumni, who are neither members of this Board of Trustees nor officers of same, has been appointed. These men are Joe Westbrook, '29, President of Westbrook Motors, East Point, Ga., Judge Frank Hooper, '15 Federal District Judge, Atlanta, Ga., and Morgan McNeel, '19, President of the McNeel Marble Company, Marietta, Ga. Westbrook and Hooper are past presidents of this Association, and McNeel has been a close follower of Georgia Tech for many years. Letter From Nominating Committee "Mr. Howard Ector, Secretary Georgia Tech National Alumni Association (Georgia Tech Atlanta, Georgia Dear Howard: The nominating committee as appointed, would like to submit the following slate of officers, for one year term covering the 1951-52 fiscal year of our association: President, Price Gilbert, Jr. 1st Vice-President, Charlie R. Yates Vice-President-At-Large Frank B. Williams (of West Point, Ga.) Treasurer, Henry W. Grady The above slate was nominated after careful consideration, and each officer nominated has been contacted and is agreeable to serve for the coming year. It is the assumption of this committee that the nominating of the above slate concludes the duties as assigned. (Signed) J. J. Westbrook Judge Frank A. Hooper, Jr. Morgan McNeel."
TECH MEN IN PITTSFIELD, MASS., MET ON FEBRUARY 6. The retiring officers of this Association are: President, Oscar G. Davis, '22; Vice-President, Price Gilbert, Jr., '21; Vice-President-At-Large, F r a n k ' B . Williams, '20, Treasurer, Charles R. Yates, '35. A sincere vote of thanks from all Georgia Tech men is due this retiring board of officers for their untiring efforts in behalf of Georgia Tech and its alumni. Paticular thanks is due retiring President Oscar Davis for the long hours spent in advising, counseling, and directing the activities of this Association for the past two years. NOMINEES Price Gilbert, Jr., B. S. in M. E. 1921. Formerly Vice-President of Coca-Cola Company in charge of Advertising. He served as Commander, USNR in World War II. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association since 1947, with the office of Vice President since 1949. While at Tech, he was Manager of baseball in '21' Koseme, and member of the Pan Hellenic Council. Charles R. Yates, B. S. in Gen Science, 1935. Southeastern representative Joshua L. Bailey & Co., Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Yates is at present treasurer of the Association and a member of the Board of Trustees. Campus leader and honor student during his college years, he is a leading citizen in civic, church and busi-
ness activities and distinguished in college, state, national and international golf. Frank B. Williams, B. S. in T. E. 1920. Agent of Lanett (Ala.) Mills, West Point, Georgia. Presided at the ground breaking ceremonies for the Wm. Harrison Hightower Textile Building at Georgia Tech. Outstanding Tech alumnus. Son, Frank B. Williams, Jr. graduated as a Bachelor of Textile Engineering, June, 1949. Henry W. Grady, B. S. in M. E. 1918. For thirty years with The RobinsonHumphrey Company, Inc., Investment Bankers. Now Vice-President of this Company, and general partner in Robinson-Humphrey Company, members of the New York Stock Exchange. Member of Rotary Club, Atlanta Bond Club. While in Tech, a member of Skull & Key, Technique Staff, Cotillion Club, Chil Phil, Anak. Has been a member of Board of Trustees of Georgia Tech Alumni Association since November 1947. This nomination is not intended to be a rubber stamp for anyone. It is your Association, and the officers are to serve you. If there are nominations that you, as an alumnus, would like to present, the following form is for your convenience. Please fill out and return to this office by April 30, 1951. Ballots for final election will be carried in the May-June issue of the Alumnus.
7# *7^e Senwice • LCDR Robert E. Carpenter '40 of Atlanta re-entered active duty in Naval Reserve and has been assigned to Greenville, S. C, as Inspector - Instructor, Naval Reserve. He served from 1940 to 1945 in the last war, aboard minelayers in the Pacific and gained nine battle stars on his various campaign ribbons. Aboard the USS Gamble and latter as Commanding officer of the USS Tracy and finally as Commandore of Mine Division One, he participated in the Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and .Phillipines campaigns as well as several lesser ones. • The sons of Dean George Griffin are both serving in the Navy. Ens. Randolph Page Griffin '50 is aboard the USS Toledo in the Pacific. Lt. (j. g.) Clayton Griffin '45 has been ordered to active duty aboard the USS Worchester. • Lt. (j. g.) Robert D. Bartlett USNR, ChE, has been ordered to report to active duty in the Naval Air Force. • Six members of the class of 1951 have been commissioned ensigns, USN, and ordered to active duty. They are John Louis Brooks, Atlanta, Briggs Baldwin Edney, Jr., Hapeville, Everett Eugene Frizzell, Chattanooga, Tenn., Price Preston Harding, Jr., Atlanta, Robert Emmett Monahan, Atlanta, and Robert Mitchell Powell, Waycross. • Lt. (j. g.) Robert F. Doss '45, has returned to active duty and is stationed in Jacksonville, Fla. • Martin Cope Livingston, Jr., '51 of Atlanta has been commissioned Ensign USNR. • Ralph L. Slaten '48 of Atlanta has been called to active duty as a second liuteenant with Headquarters of the Fourteenth Air Force at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Lt. Slaten was a football coach before re-entering the service. He is married to the former Charlotte Williams of Raleigh, N. C, and has a year-old daughter, Palmela Blaine. A navigator during World War II, Lt. Slaten entered the service in March, 1943, and graduated from Ellington Air Force Base as a navigator in November, 1944. • Robert Leslie Blyth, Arch '50, has been called back into active duty. 18
• Ensin Edward "Snake" Swanson" a 1950 Tech graduate, is with an underwater demolition team aboard the USS Carpellotti at St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. • Leland W. Simmons, E. E. '50, has been called back into active duty with the Marine Reserves. He is now attached to ths Marine Corps Institute, Washington, D. C, as an air conditioning and refrigeration instructor. • Harry B. Overton, Class of 1936, is now with the Industry Division, Economic and Scientific Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Forces, as a Branch Chief. He has been in Japan since 1947. • Thomas A. Shanks, IE '47, of Atlanta, Georgia, has been called to active duty at Maxwell Field, Ala. He will leave early in April. • Robert E. Batey, IE '50, has been called to active duty with the Air National Guard. Since graduation he has been employed by E. I. DuPont DeNemous of Old Hickory, Tenn. • Lt. Col. Plato S. Rhyne, E. E. '29, of College Park, Georgia, has reported here for duty as Chief of the Communication Division, Third Army Signal Section. A Signal Officer during World War II, Col. Rhyne served in that capacity with Headquarters, 15th Army Group in the Mediterranean Theater. Prior to his return to active duty with the Army, Col. Rhyne was with the Staff of the General Plant Supervisor, Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Atlanta. • Brig. Gen. William S. Fellers, '20, US MC, commands the Troop Training Unit, Amphibious Training Command, Pacific. A veteran of campaigns in Haiti, Nicaragua, China, and the Pacific, Fellers assumed command of the TTU following his appointment to his present work on July 1, 1949.
Infantry officer, Coleman was Captain of the 1949 Tech football team and a member of ANAK. • Joe Fleming, IM '50, who was called to active duty on November 3 has been commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, N. C. <> Captain John T. Bethune, ME '47, has been recalled to active duty with the Air Force and is stationed at Maxwell Field, Alabama. • Commander William E. Wallace, '37, USN, of Atlanta, is commanding officer of the USS Dyess (DDR 880) which visited Savannah for the St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 17th. • Peter J. Negri, '34, has been promoted to Colonel. He is on duty at Marine Corps headquarters in Washington, D. C. • Robert H. Goodhart Jr., IM '50, has been called into active duty with the U. S. Navy. • Pvt William C. McPherson, '49, Hq. and Hq. Battery Division Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N. C. has been transfered to Fort Bliss, Texas, for technical training. Three Tech graduates, all Captains, have been assigned to the Japan Logistical Command, Yokohama: • Captain Marion C. West, IM '49, of Atlanta, reported for duty with the Engineer Section on November 1 after duty at Fort Lawton, Washington. In World War II, he served with the 103rd Infantry Division in Europe. • Captain John A. Blitchington, TE '37, of Augusta, also reported to the Engineer Section on November 1, having come from Fort Bliss, Texas. • Captain Roland P. Lee, EE '28, assigned to the Procurement Section, arrived in the F a r East Command on November 16, 1949, after serving with the 304 Signal Operation Battalion.
• Ens. Paul C. Gaertner, Jr., CerE '51, USN, has been ordered to report to the USS New Jersey.
• Lt. J. Warner Morgan, USNR, ARCH '41, of Atlanta, has been recalled to active duty. He is aboard the USS New Jersey, F. P. O., Norfolk, Va.
• Lt. James H. Dukes, '40, is now Executive Officer of the U. S. S. Heylinger, D. E. 510, New York, N. Y.
• LCDR Doyle Butler, '41 USNR, formerly with the Southern Bell Telephone Company, Columbus, Georgia, has been recalled to active duty and is assigned to Cruiser Division Pacific, San Diego.
• 2nd. Lt. Tom Coleman, IM' 50, former football coach at Rossville High School, Rossville, Georgia, has reported for active duty in the army on March 19. An
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wedding, Melli Nayland-Balfour Robert James Belfour, '50, to Miss Janet Nyland of Decatur. The wedding took place February 23. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Balfour is employed by W. T. Grant. Kent-Berner John Kraan Berner, '51, to Miss Sara Kent of Decatur on February 9. Mr. Berner will receive his degree in June. Rogers-Bullard John Q. Bullard, '47, to Miss Gerry Rogers of Winter Haven, Fla., on February 9. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Bullard is employed by Clary and Company. Grossman-Bunn Hubert Dessau Bunn, Jr., '42, to Miss Martha Jane Grossman of Dublin on February 9. The couple will reside in Waycross where Mr. Bunn is engaged in business. Romano-Cohen Victor Louis Cohen, '51, to Miss Matilda Romano on December 10. Mr. Cohen is attending Tech where he is majoring in I. M. Daniels-Cox James M. Cox, '47, to Miss Jean Daniels of Atlanta on March 17. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Cox is associated with Long Construction Co. Leeth-Davis Robert Thomas Davis, Jr. '47, to Miss Barbara Ann Leeth of Columbus, Ga., on February 10. Mr. Davis received his degree in I. M. Peacock-Candler William H. Chandler, '46, to Miss Anne Virginia Peacock of Atlanta on March 16. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Chandler is a partner of Thaxton-Simonds Laboratories. Sells-Doss Robert Franklin Doss, '45, to Miss Ann Frances Sells of Johnson City, Tenn., on May 25, 1950. The couple are residing in Jacksonville where Mr. Doss in stationed with the U. S. Navy. Klinger-Ferguson Joseph Milton Ferguson, Jr., '50, to Miss Margaret Emily Klinger of Atlanta on February 21. Mr. Ferguson received his degree in I. E. M c S padden- Fisher John Michael Fisher, Jr., '50, to Miss Carolyn Sue McSpadden of Charlotte, N. C, on March 17. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Fisher plans to enter the Chandler School of Theology. March-April, 1951
Knight-Florence Phillip Fort Florence, '47, to Miss Audrey Mary Knight of New Orleans. The wedding took place in February and the couple are residing in Atlanta where Mr. Florence is connected with General Paper Goods Company. Edmondson-Goulding Randolph Goulding, '49, to Miss Charlotte White Edmondson of Atlanta on February 17. Mr. Goulding received his bachelor of civil engineering degree from Tech where he was a member of Chi Phi. Landers-Hall Henry Larmar Hall, '49, to Miss Evelyn Mae Landers on February 16. The couple are residing in Atlanta where Mr. Hall is associated with the Federal Food and Drug Adminstration. Cave-Ireland Ralph Adrian Ireland, Jr., '44, to Miss Catherine Cecile Cave of Augusta. The couple is residing in Augusta where Mr. Ireland is Field Engineer for the Georgia Power Company. Wilson-Johnson Rolston Johnson, '50, to Miss Bettye Jacqelyn Wilson on December 23. The couple is residing in Lancaster, Pa., where Mr. Johnson is with the Armstrong cork Company. Power-Johns ton Richard Johnston, '48, to Miss Jeanne Power of Woodstock, Ga., in February. The couple is residing in Woodstock where Mr. Johnston is employed by the J. H. Johnston Company. Hollins-Leff Inman Hilliard Leff to Miss Mildred Hollins Edwards of Jacksonville on February 12. The couple is residing at 1202% Southwest First Avenue, Gainesville, Fla. Bradsher-Maxwell Grover Cleveland Maxwell, '50, to Miss Hooker Bradsher of Greenville, N. C. on March 17. The couple is residing in Augusta where Mr. Maxwell is associated with Maxwell Brothers. Mover-Morgan Donald Allen Morgan, '50, to Miss Martha Edna Moyer of Atlanta, on January 20. The couple is residing in Atlanta where Mr. Morgan is associated with the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Moroy-McManus John Joseph McManus, Jr., to Miss Kathleen Marie Moroy of Atlanta on March 10. The couple is residing in Rome, Ga., where Mr. McManus is employed by
the Celanese Corporation. Dicksson-Parsons Grover Bruce Parsons, '46, to Miss Carolyn Francees Dickson on February 2. The couple is residing in Atlanta where Mr. Parsons is associated with the Ballenger Paving Company. Clark-Powledge Millard Maynard Powledge to Miss Cathryn Aileen Clark of Atlanta on February 17. The couple is residing in Atlanta where Mr. Powledge is associated with the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. Wilhide-Rice George Artemus Rice, Jr., to Catherine Laura Wilhide on January 21. The couple is residing in Savannah where Mr. Rice is employed by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Company. Kickliter-Roberts David Bartlett Roberts to Miss Katherine Maxine Kickliter of Sarasota and Atlanta. The wedding took place in early March. Lieut. Roberts has been recalled to active duty as a Naval Aviator. Godfrey-Skinner A Chester Skinner, Jr., '44, to Miss Katherine Louise Godfrey of Jacksonville on February 23. The couple is residing in Jacksonville where Mr. Skinner is associated with his brother in the operation of Meadowbrook Farms. Wood-Stewart Richard Bruce Stewart, '50, to Miss Shirley Christine Wood on February 4. The couple is residing in Borger, Teexas, where Mr. Stewart is employed by Philips Chemical Company. Pitts-Snipes Harry Edison Snipes, '50, to Miss Elizabeth Aline Pitts of Savannah on December 10. The couple is residing in Atlanta where Mr. Snipes is connected with the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. Ballentine-Reynolds Allen Palmer Ballentine, '49, to Miss Lucyle Reynolds of Lexington on January 10. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Ballentine is connected with the Carrier Corporation. Wilson-Williams Wesley Benjamin Williams, '49, to Miss Carolyn Sue Wilson of Atlanta on November 25. The couple is residing in Atlanta where Mr. Williams is with the State Health Department as a Sanitary Engineer. 19
SPORTS McARTHUR RESIGNS AS CAGE COACH, SUCCEEDED DY "WHACK" HYDER
Continued illness throughout the season just past has cost Tech the services of her head basketball coach. Roy McArthur, head basketball mentor since 1946, has had to lay down the reigns he took over on his return from active duty with Uncle Sam in 1946. Bobby Dodd, Athletic Director stated, "McArthur resigned because of poor health. He had been ill throughout the basketball season, and only we here at Tech knew the sacrifice he has made. Roy is too valuable a member of our staff to lose, and we are glad that he can now concentrate on football." McArthur, a native of Chattanooga, entered Tech in 1929, and was regular quarterback and basketball star for three years. Upon graduation, he joined the Tech coaching staff as an assistant in football and basketball, and is universally recognized as one of the best football scouts in the country. He will continue this work, and all Tech men everywhere owe Roy McArthur a vote of thanks for his loyalty and help to Tech through the years. 20
HYDER NAMED NEW CAGE COACH John C. (Whack) Hyder, '38, one of Tech's all time great athletes, was named to fill the basketball coaching vacancy created by the resignation of Roy McArthur. Bobby Dodd, Tech Athletic Director, recommended Hyder as the logical successor to McAurthur, and his appointment was unanimously approved by the Athletic Board. Hyder, winner of four major letters at Tech, has served as assistant basketball and baseball coach here since the War. Tremendously popular with everyone, Whack has the athletic background and personality to become a great coach. A native of Lula, Georgia, he played professional baseball until 1939, when he gave this up to enter the coaching field at Monroe A & M and later at Georgia Military College. Hyder served four years in the Navy, returning to Tech in 1947 to take up coaching again. We all are wishing for Whack the utmost success in his new job. He is a great guy, and all Tech men can be proud of his deserved promotion.
Coaching Staff A. G. (Whitey) Urban, joined the Georgia Tech coaching staff in January, 1951, after an exceptional career as a M i d-S o u t h p r e p school coach. Urban, born July 4, 1911 at F 1 o y d v ille, Conn., finished high school at Hartford, Conn., in 1929 and entered t h e University of Chattanooga that Fall. At Chattanooga, he was first string center on the football team and also lettered in boxing. He had starred in both those sports and basketball at Hartford. In 1933, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and shortly thereafter became head coach at Trion, Ga., where he stayed four years. He entered business for two years but returned to coaching as a member of the staff at Baylor School for Boys in Chattanooga. He remained at Baylor 10 years, meanwhile assisting in the coaching of the football, wrestling, boxing, swimming and track teams. In 1949, he was made head coach at Sewanee Military Academy but after two years accepted an offer from Tech. Three players he coached at Baylor later won All-American honors: Bill Healy at Tech, Joe Steffy at Army, and Clint Bauman at Michigan. Urban married Miss Helen Louise Lucas of Chattanooga, on July 1,1939. They have two daughters, Judy 10, and Susan 4.
1951 Football Schedule SEPT. 22— SMU (H) SEPT. 29—
OCT. 13— LSU (H) OCT. 20— AUBURN (H) OCT. 27— VANDERBILT NOV.
3— DUKE (H) *
NOV. 10— VMI (H) NOV. 17—
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Improved for '51
On Monday, February 26, the YellowJacket baseball club started practice on Rose Bowl Field. The pitchers and catchers have been getting their arms in shape in the gym. There are a host of pitchers trying out for the starting positions. Among them are five lettermen back from last year: Red Crabb, Bobbie Hale, Jim Murphey, Herbert Bradshaw and Ronald Marchette. Pitchers up from last year's Freshman team are: Buddy Young. Chappell Rhino, Clyde Young, Bill Holt, and Tommy Tillman. The catchers include: Tubby Walton, Hal Graham and E. J. Messermith. This crew has been working out for about three weeks. The infield is mostly filled with lettermen. The old men are: Bobby North, Bob Lusk, Powell Sheffer. New men are: Raymond Guyton, Lewis Andrews, Charlie Brannon and Cecil Trainer. These boys have plenty of hustle and spirit.
Coach Norris Dean's 1951 version of the Yellow Jacket track team appears to have definite posibilities of flashing much of its Conference championship form of two seasons ago. But the inevitable condition presents itself the top men must come through. Injuries held Tech down in its only taste of competition to date in the nonconference section of the Southern Indoor Invitational meet at Chapel Hill. Five key men came up with bad legs, yet the Jacket speedsters came out second only to Navy. Two big reasons for looking ahead to brighter things are the return of veterans Buddy Fowlkes and Red Smith, both unable to compete last season. Fowlkes, one of Tech's finest and most versatile products, is National Indoor AAU champ in the junior and senior broad-jump events as well as Junior 60 yard dash titleholder. Now in his fourth year of White and Gold service, Buddy is third-ranking point getter among the "big ten" alltime individual scoring leaders in the SEC and needs only six more to replace LSU's Billy Brown for the all-time lead. In addition, he holds the annual point leader record in the yearly conference meet with 18, set in 1947, and was also high point man in '49. Fowlkes' specialties include the 100 and 200 yard sprints, low hurdles, and broad jump. He will run the quarter mile until a bad leg gets better. Smith is the long distance man, runing the mile and the two mile. He has never failed to place in his three previous annual SEC meets. A broken leg forced him to miss last season, but he is rounding into shape for his best year.
In the outfield are Bob McCoy, Red Childress, Dick Harvin, "Pig" Campbell, "Ozark" Hayes and George Maloof. When asked about this year's prospects Coach Pittard stated, "We have several lettermen back and should have a better ball team. We have got to work fast to be ready for the six games we have in Florida during Spring Vacation." The first games are with Stetson College in Deland, Florida on March 19 and 20. From there the Yellow Jackets move up to Gainesville for two games with the University of Florida on March 21 and 22. These two games are conference games. The last two games are with Florida Southern in Lakeland, Florida on March 23 and 24.
Although the Yellow Jacket basketball team reaped no high honors in the season just completed, there are a few bright spots in scanning the accomplishments of the Engineer hoop squad. Forward Pete Silas lived up to preseason predictions and captured most of the glory on the Tech five. Pete was the scoring giant all season long. His 317 point total ranks him as the first White and Gold sophomore to hit the 300 mark, and places him way out front in the Jacket scoring column. The six foot six-inch Miami product was awarded a first string forward slot on the all-conference sophomore team picked by SEC coaches. He was named player-of-the-week by the Atlanta Consitution after a hot scoring siege on the road tour through Mississippi and Tennessee. In addition, Pete was chosen on the first string Georgia All-State College Team picked by sports writers of the Constitution and other Georgia papers. The Jackets' overall season record was 8 wins against 19 losses. Fourteen of the games were "counting" conference tilts, in which Tech emerged on the short end of a 6-8 record. Tech dropped all three of the "non-counting" games with conference foes (two with Georgia, and one with Auburn). In eight non-conference battles, the White and Gold won only one the season's opener against Furman. The remaining two games were in the SEC Tourament which Tech split.
Shining star of the Carolina trip was veteran Jim Shiver, who placed in no less than seven events. In doing so he equalled Fowlkes' record in the 70 yard low hurdles and stamped himself one of the outstanding competitiors in the Conference. March-April, 1951
Cng,ag,emen t& Jones-Boland Joseph Lee Boland Jr. to Miss Mary Jane Jones of Macon. The wedding took place March 15. The couple will reside in Macon where Mr. Boland is associated with Fincher's Barbecue on Houston Street. Nichols-Bradford William D. Bradford, '51, to Miss Turyla Marie Nichols of Atlanta. The wedding took place the latter part of March. Mr. Bradford will receive his degree in September. Ross-Brock Ronald C. Brock to Miss Marilyn Ross of Atlanta on March 18. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Brock is majoring in I. E. Dunn-Clay James P. Clay, '40, to Miss Dorothy Dunn of Atlanta. The wedding will take place on April 18. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Clay is affiliated with the Hix Green Buick Company. Fiveash-Cole William Marvin Cole to Mary Rebecca Fiveash of Atlanta. The wedding took
place March 10. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Cole is connected with the Fireman's Insurance Company. Land kk-Desmond Fredrick J. Desmond, Jr.,, '48, to Miss Landick of Lynn, Mass. The wedding will be an event of this fall. Chesnut-Griffin Norwood Griffin, Jr. to Miss Betty Anne Chestnut of Atlanta. The wedding took place Feb. 24. Mr. Griffin is connected with Hix Green Buick Company of Atlanta. Phillips-Hendrix George W. Hendrix, Jr., '50, to Miss Joyce Phillips of Atlanta. The date of the wedding will be announced later. Mr. Hendrix is connected with the Chelsea Fan and Blower Company. Camp-King Percy Glenn King, '50, to Miss Betty Mae Camp of Stone Mountain. The couple will reside in Stone Mountain. Mr. King is a member of the Southeastern Advertising System.
Lewittes-Meister Joseph V. Meister, '49, to Miss Barbara May Lewittes of Mount Vernon, N. Y. Mr. Meister is attending the Graduate School of Columbia University. Oliver-Moran Wesley Moran, Jr. to Miss Gwyneth Lee Oliver of Atlanta. The wedding will take place in the early spring. The couple will reside in Atlanta,-where Mr. Morgan is connected with the Flagler Constructions Company. McLesky-Newsome Richard W. Newsome, '49, to Miss Sara Frances McLeskey of Anderson, S. C. The date of the wedding will be announced later. The couple will reside in Vaucluse, S. C. where Mir. Newsome is associated with the Graniteville Company. Hendry-Race Oliver Lester Race to Miss Charline Hendry of Atlanta. The marriage will take place in the spring. The couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Race is employed by the Southern Saw Service. Spratt-Richards Charles Philip Richards, '40, to Miss Gertrude Guerard Spratt of Atlanta. The wedding date will be announced later. Mr. Richards is a partner in the firm of Abco Builders of Atlanta.
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ENGAGEMENTS (Contd.) Adams-Smith A. Gene Smith, '50, to Miss Martha Jean Adams of Atlanta. The wedding took place March 20. The couple will reside in Atlanta. Franklin-Statham C. Gordon Statham, '50, to Miss Jane Coulter Franklin of Atlanta. The wedding took place March 31. The couple will reside in Lawrenceburg, Ind., where Mr. Statham is connected with Seagrams & Sons, Inc. Chanin-Lincoln Jack Norman Lincoln, '43, to Miss Zelda Chanin of Atlanta. The wedding will take place on May 6. The couple will reside in Atlanta, where Mr. Lincoln is associated with the Dixie Dress Manufacturing Co. Irvin-Smith George Fredrick Smith, Jr., '45, to Miss Jane Sloan Irvin. The wedding took place April 7th, and the couple will reside in Atlanta where Mr. Smith is employed by the George F. Richardson Co. Stovall-Stevens Henry Dana Stevens III, '43, to Miss Ann Marshall Stovall of Savannah. The wedding will be in the early spring. Mr. Stevens is now associated with Lamborn and Company, Inc. of Savannah.
CLASS MENTIONS 1902 Paul McKenney, Jr., has been appointed Assistant Director of C i v i li a n Defense for the City of Columbus, Ga. 1909 R. A. Morgan is now General Manager of the Gold-Tex Fabrics Corporation, Mill Division, Rock Hill, S. C. 1911 E. A. Bleakley was named Chief Engineer of the Savannah and Atlanta Railway on February 1, in Savannah, Ga. 1923 Charles Pratt Rather, C. E. '23, Birmingham, Ala., has been appointed Assistant Deputy Adminstrator of the Petroleum Adminstration for Defense. Mr. Rather is President of the Southern Natural Gas Company and will have charge of defense activities involving transmission and distribution of gas. 1924 Oscar L, Betts, Jr., has been appointed Director of Organized Self-Protection of Civilian Defense for the City of Columbus, Ga. Don Hartford is now Plant Manager at Martinsville, Va., for the E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc.
1925 Charlie M. Brown, former Fulton County Commissioner, has been reelected as President of the Atlanta Post "B", Travelers Protective Association. Albin O. Holder has been named Chairman of the Board for Erbe-Maybruck Corporation of New York. A. Brian Merry of Augusta, Ga., has been selected as Chairman of the Advanced Gifts Committee for the 1951 Heart Drive for Richmond County. J. L. Kelly has been promoted to Southwest District Manager for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. 1928 W. B. O'Neal, Jr., Charlotte District Plant Superintendent of American Telephone and Telegraph Company, has recently been promoted to Division Superintendent of Long Lines Department with Headquarters in Atlanta. 1929 Buster Harris is now Personnel Superintendent at the Chattanooga Nylon Plant-of E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc. (Continued on Page 26)
&Oit&& , , , Cifelli Mr. and Mrs. Armand Cifelli announce the birth of a son, James Craig Cifelli on February 2, 1951. The Cifellis have another child, Donna Gene, who will be three years old in April. Mr. Cifelli graduated in 1945 from Georgia Tech and is now a patent attorney for the Army Chemical Corps and resides at 1508 Longfellow St., Hyattsville, Md. Hennessy Capt. and Mrs. John E. Hennessy announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Susan, on February 11, 1951, at Telfair Hospital. Mr. Hennessy is a graduate of the class of 1949 with a B. S. in I. M. and resides at 2344 East 41st Street, Savannah, Georgia. Hollis Lieut, and Mrs. Alton B. Hollis, Jr., announce the arrival of a son, James Alton, January 3, 1951, at Emory Hospital. Lieut. Hollis is a graduate of Georgia Tech and now resides at 715 Main Street, Apartment 4, College Park, Georgia. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Clem Harris Johnson announce the birth of a son, James Holmes, January 9, 1951, in Denver, Col. Mr. Johnson" graduated in 1934 with a B. S. in
M. E. and now resides at 434 Lafayette Street, Denver, Col. Luck Mr. and Mrs. James K. Luck, Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Nancy Joyce, January 4, 1951. Mr. Luck is a graduate of 1949, with a B. S. in I. M. and now resides at Oak Street, Amercus, Georgia. Phillips Lieut, (j. g.) and Mrs. Emory Bertram Phillips, Jr. announce the arrival of a son, John Stephen, January 12, 1951, at Emory Hospital. Mr. Phillips received his degree in 1947 and is now living at 2015 Kentucky, Laurence, Kansas. Bod Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. "Bob" Rod announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Alison, on January 25, 1951, at Alexandria Hospital. Mr. Rod received his B. S. in E. E. in 1942, and is presently Project Engineer, Melpar, Inc., Alexandria, Va., Electronics Development for Armed Forces. Sheffield Ens. and Mrs. John A. Sheffield, Jr., announce the birth of a son, John Steven Sheffield, Jr., born on November 8, 1950, in San Diego, California. Ens. Sheffield received a B. S. in Arch, in 1950, and the family is presently living at 2755 "C" Street, San Diego, California.
Coe Mr. and Mrs. Colburn Coe announce the birth of a son, Colburn Eugene Coe, on January 31. Mr. Coe is a graduate of the class of 1939 with a B. S. in M. E. They are now residing at 2250 Cheshire Bridge Road, N. E. Atlanta, Ga. Munford Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Munford announce the birth of a son, Robert Davis Munford on February 28. Mr. Munford received his B. S. in M. E. in 1939 and is now residing at 1238 Bellaire Dr. N. E., Atlanta, Ga. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Allen, Jr., announce the birth of a son, Beaumont Van Dyke, March 3, at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta. Mr. Allen is a graduate of the class of 1933, and received a degree of B. S. in Com. Mr. Allen is President of the Ivan Allen-Marshall Company, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ga. Tech Alumni Association. Hines Mr. and Mrs. Marion S. Hines announce the birth of a daughter, Gail Lea, on January 13. Mr. Hines is a graduate of the class of '48, with a B. S. in C. E. and is now Assistant Engineer in the office of the Geological Survey, U. S. Department of the Interior, Paducah, Kentucky.
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CLASS MENTIONS 1930 J. Robert Thompson has been appointed Manager of the Atlanta District, Industrial Products Sales Division of the B. F. Goodrich Company. 1932 Jack F. Glenn, Assistant to Mills B. Lane, Jr., President of the Citizens and Southern National Bank, was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Citizens and Southern Bank of East Point, Ga. 1933 Ivan Allen, Jr., has just been elected President of the Central Atlanta Improvement Association. Charles E. Thwaite, President of the Fourth National Bank, spoke recently before the Quota and Pilot Clubs of Atlanta on "Women and Money" and "Getting the Most Out of your Bank". Fred Dale, E. E. of Gainesville, Ga., has just been appointed a member of a committee on small business. This committee, appointed at the request of national defense officials, will gear Georgia's small business firms into the national moblization program. 1934 Ian M. Davidson has been appointed to the position of Southern Division,
(Atlanta, Ga.) Engineering Manager of the American Mutual Liability Insurance Company. 1937 Thomas A. Maxwell has passed the required psychometric and physical tests of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation at Elizabeth, N. J. and has been elected to active membership. 1939 Mack Gibbs has recently been appointed District Supervisor of Training for the entire Southeastern Section of the U. S. for the Graybar Electric Company. Mr. Gibbs returned to the Atlanta Branch from the Knoxville, Tenn., branch to assume this new position in January. 1940 Miles Ferguson, who served with the rank of Major in Merrill's Marauders during World War II, is Station Manager of WDAK in Columbus, Ga. 1942 James P. Poole, I. M. is the newly elected secretary and treasurer of the Leaders Round Table of Georgia, which recently met in conjunction with the Georgia State Association of Life Underwriters. 1943 N. Barnard Murphy, Jr., formerly with Courts & Co., investment bankers, has joined Norris & Hirshberg, Inc., of At-
lanta, as a sales representative. 1944 M. Wallis Simmons has been chosen as one of the Two Young Men of the Year by the West Point and Valley Chapters of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 1947 Richard C. Latson of Anniston, Ala., recently became a member of the Electrical Engineering Design Group of Monsanto Chemical Company's Phosphate Division at Anniston. 1948 Robert G. Hiltz of Stanoline Oil & Gas Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been transferred to the Company's Division Office in Forth Worth, Texas. M. C. Harvey has been transferred to the Home Office of the E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., in Wilmington, Del. James Bradford Milner of Milner Motor Company, Inc., Ford dealership in Rome, Ga., has been selected for special sales and adminstrative training at Ford Motor Company headquarters. 1949 Joseph B. Bergen was sworn in as a member of the Georgia Bar on Monday, February 8th in Savannah, Ga. H. Raymond Smith has recently been assigned to the Products Engineering Department of Atlantic Steel Company.
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