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Ia**, bidrit/uf-iqez Ushered into a new world, I had a bustling, brawling, bruising youth. I was a potential giant awakening in a world of giants. People were hurt when I first stirred in life; Then I grew and learned; Then I matured and knew that Though I work with water and metal and chemicals and fire I am more than these things. I am the people's work! I am the people's dream! I am the people! With maturity, I have grown, too, in social responsibility To the people, To America! And even to those beyond our shores. My efforts are not in selfish interest; Rather, all my brain and brawn strives for the good of the many. / am the American


Now, I have sworn that these things shall be: I shall deliver ever-better products to those who use my fruits! I shall offer equal opportunity to those who work at my side Whatever their race! Whatever their creed! Whatever their color! Whatever their national origin! I shall forever do my part to keep America great! A n d why? Because only in this way can I remain a healthy force in our free world For when I am healthy, America prospers And tyrants tremble before my might. I am America's life-blood! I am America's strength! I am the bulwark of the World's

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laxes and Your Telephone A considerable part of the money you pay for telephone service goes right out in taxes. In fact, the total telephone tax bill last year averaged $2.70 per month for every Bell telephone in the country. It will be even higher this year. Taxes are necessary . . . you couldn't run a city, state or nation without them. But they do mount up.


James W. Kennedy and family, Detroit

I couldn't have made a better choice! A f t e r I left Marquette University in 1941,1 knew what I wanted out of a career. I wanted to be my own boss. But most of all, I wanted to feel that I was helping p e o p l e that I was performing a service that they really needed. I finally decided that the one field that offered me these big objectives was life insurance. Life insurance protects businesses as well as f a m i l i e s . . . it often means the difference between financial security, and financial tragedy. So, after deciding on a career in life insurance, I started making a survey of the various companies. I was much impressed with the N e w England Mutual men I met, and with their sincere enthusiasm for their company. I learned that N e w England was the first mutual life insurance company to be chartered in America, and that it offered liberal features that made its policy contracts most attractive to the buyer. I also learned that N e w England Mutual was one of the fastest growing companies in its field, and that it offered new men comprehensive training in all phases of the business. I discovered that the company's continuing training program helps me to perform a real service to my clients. At the same time I'm getting a lot of fun and satisfaction out of my work and am providing a good living for my family. In fact, I'm happy to say that I couldn't have made a better choice!


If you would like more information about a career in which your individual ability and industry—and nothing else—determine your income, write Mr. H . C. Chaney, Director of Agencies, 501 Boylston St., Boston 17, Mass. •

One reason New England Mutual agents do so well is that they have a truly fine product to sell. The New England Mutual life insurance policy is a liberal and flexible contract that can give you just the kind of financial help you require. And you will be pleasantly surprised to find that the rates for many New England Mutual policies are lower today than they were 20 years ago! If you are interested in having your life insurance program custom-tailored to fit your personal or business needs, get in touch with one of your own alumni listed below, or one of the other 700 college-trained men who represent New England Mutual from Maine to Hawaii. These Georgia Tech men are New England representatives:


G. Nolan Bearden, ' 2 9 , Los Angeles Carl S. Ingle, ' 3 3 , Jacksonville Albert- P. Elebash, ' 3 4 , Montgomery

New England Mutual would like to add several qualified Georgia Institute of Technology men to its organization which is located in the principal cities from coast to coast. If you are interested, write to Mr. Chaney as directed above.


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Published bi-monthly from September to June, inclusive, by the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, Georgia Institute of Technology, 225 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. Subscription price included in membership dues. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office, Atlanta, Georgia, under Act of March 3, 1S79. May-June, 1 9 5 2

who have daughters can start grooming them for an G engineering degree whenever you like. Get them to bone up on their math and other science subjects; the entrance requirements are to remain the same. The vote taken by the Board of Regents favored admission by 7-5, so you can see that there were some on the board who did not favor it. Further, Industrial Management, Physics, and Chemistry are not available to the girls here. These courses, or their near equivalent, are already offered to the fair sex at other institutions. Anyhow, whether we like it or not, starting in the fall quarter, women will be admitted for the purpose of studying engineering and architecture. So far we have four applications. HOMECOMING Don't forget to make your plans early for Homecoming this year. The date is October 24 and 25. The game is with Vanderbilt. You should have already gotten your football ticket applications and returned them by now. If you have not, drop me a line and I will see that you get them right away. It looks like we will have another good season this fall. Classes which will have their reunions are '47, '42, '37, '32, '27, '22, '17, '12, '07 and '02. Letters will be sent to members of those classes telling them of the plans. If you are a member of one of those classes and have any suggestions for livening up your Reunion, let me have them. A list of the reunion classes will be mailed to all those for whom we have an address. All alumni are cordially invited to attend the Homecoming Luncheon in the gymnasium before the game at noon Saturday. You are further urged to attend the Annual Business Meeting of the National Alumni Association at 5:00 P.M. in the Textile Auditorium on Friday, October 24. SCHOLARSHIPS The Textile Education Foundation, starting this fall, is giving three four-year scholarships annually to deserving high school graduates. This means that four years from now there will be twelve boys on $l,000-a-year scholarships each year. It is significant that the Foundation should be going ahead with this plan while textiles are in a slump. Let's hope that this investment will be well worth the cost and that the textile industry will be provided with some very excellent executives as a result of this plan. Our Columbus, Georgia, Alumni Club is getting started on a scholarship plan for a deserving student in their community. Let's hope that others will follow suit. Tech has long been in need of having more and better scholarships. The industrial south is certainly on the rise and we want to provide the engineering skill to help. We have been fortunate in getting outstanding students in the past, but we may not always be so fortunate. Many private institutions are getting top students by means of attractive scholarships. MAGAZINE MATERIAL I am looking for good material for this magazine and I believe that you can give it to me. If you can't write anything, at least tell me the kind of articles or news you would like to see in the ALUMNUS. And what's more . . . don't forget to let m e know about those marriages, births, promotions, transfers, etc. Best wishes for the summer. I'll see you about October 1, if not sooner. Yours truly, Roane Beard 5


ALUMNI FOUNDATION TRUSTEES APPOINTED Five of the Alumni Foundation's trustees were reappointed to their Board and one new trustee was appointed at the April 1 meeting of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. The term is for six years, effective J u n e 1, 1952, ending May 31, 1958. The new trustee is John P . Baum, TE '24, who is now vice-president and director of the Southern Division of M. T. Stevens Co. Mr. Baum w a s an honor student, athlete, and campus leader at Tech. He was on t h e honor roll for four years, captain of the baseball team, ANAK, P h i Kappa Phi, Student Council, etc. In the war, he became a full colonel in the Army. He now r e sides in Milledgeville, Ga. Those re-appointed to the Board are: Fuller E. Callaway, J r . '26; Thomas Fuller, '06; Julian T. Hightower, '19; George S. Jones, Jr., '12; William A. Parker, '19; William T. Rich, '10. Mr. John A. Simmons, newly elected president of Lanett Bleachery and Dye Works, requested that he not be appointed for another term.

sue of t h e A L U M N U S that Mr. Harris, an

Two of Georgia Tech's most prominent alumni were recently elected to the ODK Honor Society. Wayne J. "Jack" Holman, Jr., '28, and Howard Johnson '34, were intiated on Sunday, May 4, at t h e Peachtree Christian Church. Following t h e initiation, an alumni dinner was held in the ODK Banquet Room, Brittain Dining Hall. Jack Holman, the son of an alumnus, W. J. Holman, '01, is president of Chicopee Mills, Inc., New York City, a director of Johnson and Johnson, and president of t h e New York Georgia Tech Club. He was an honor student and campus leader here at Tech. Howard B. Johnson, '34, is vice-president of Atlantic Steele Co., a prominent civic leader in Atlanta, and a strong supporter of Georgia Tech. He was an active campus leader at Tech.

alumnus, would be our commencement speaker, but at that time we didn't have a picture. Mr. Harris is president and director of Universal Oil Products Co. of Chicago.

He is t h e son of a former governor of Georgia, Nathaniel E. Harris, who founded Georgia Tech.

DAVID W. HARRIS, '12 Commencement


It was announced in the previous is-

CAMPUSONALITIES Mrs. Dorothy Crosland Librarian


Amid all this fuss and bother about women daring to invade our campus there is one who can sit back and smile. This fair lady braved t h e fortress 26 years ago, and since that time has made herself one of the best-known and loved of our campus personalities. Surely every student who has ever- written a r e search paper or done parallel reading knows Mrs. Crosland, our librarian. Born near Atlanta at Stone Mountain, Ga., Mrs. Crosland is a product of Atlanta Girls High School and the Atlanta Library School, now a Division of Emory University. After working for two years at t h e Carnegie Library of Atlanta, she joined t h e staff here at Tech as assistant librarian in 1925. In another two years she was promoted to librarian, and has held t h e position ever since. Under h e r guidance t h e library has kept pace with the growth of the school. Whereas in 1925 there were only two members of the library staff, Mrs. Crosland now has 22 working under h e r . The number of volumes in the library has increased from 16,036 to 126,000, and the library now subscribes to 33,000 journals, whereas when she took over there were only about 100 subscriptions. Mrs. Crosland heads a library noted for its collection in science and technology. It is a depository for Radiation Laboratory Reports, Atomic Energy Re-

ports, Army Map Service, Maps, Fiat Review of German Science, and Air Material Command, Air Documents Index. The library now participates in the Farmington P l a n for the acquisition of foreign books, only five libraries in the South are in on this. Nor have her merits gone unpraised. In 1945 the city of Atlanta recognized Mrs. Crosland's achievements by naming her Woman of the Year in Education. She has served as chairman of the Engineering Section of the Association of College and Reference Associations; executive secretary, vice-president and president-elect of t h e Southeastern Library Association; president of t h e Georgia Library Association; a member of the Engineering School Libraries Committee of t h e American Society for Engineering Education, and a member of the Board of Directors for Atlanta's Woman of the Year for 1951. She is married to James Henley Crosland, and their daughter is a student at Washington Seminary. One of Mrs. Crosland's big dreams is coming into reality about t h e fall of 1953 when the new $2,100,000 Price Gilbert Library is completed. This building, completely air-conditioned, will provide more space for study, research, and t h e ever-expanding book collection. But this, she believes, is only one of the compensations for being a librarian. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

PROBLEMS OF ADMISSION Significant parts of an address by Horace W. Sturges, Associate Registrar at Georgia Tech, are published as a matter of interest. This address was made in April to the Georgia Education Association.

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STUDENT OPINIONS OF REASONS The general practice in college admisWHY THEY CHOSE TO ENTER sions during recent years has been to GA. TECH. admit those students who have graduReason Score ated from accredited secondary schools I wanted to prepare myself for and who have earned credit in specific a better-paying job than I would patterns of secondary school subjects. otherwise be able to s e c u r e . . . . . . 843 The pattern of subjects required for SELECTING A COLLEGE I felt a need for admission has varied with t h e college, further education 670 HERE is a real concern on t h e part but t h e trend is toward permitting A college degree is necessary of many regarding the problem of greater flexibility in the student's to enter the profession the student's selection of a college. How choice of subjects. Due to the recogI have chosen 486 does the student select t h e college nized inadequacy of these criteria alone, which will best suit his interests, needs My family expected me the colleges have recently been placing to go to college 249 and capacities? In many states the colmore emphasis upon entrance examileges and secondary schools a r e at- I wanted to make social nations, t h e interview, and personal contacts and develop tempting to give aid to this problem data regarding the student. my social skills 105 by cooperating in the establishment of Many colleges are finding that t h e Coming to college just seemed counseling and guidance programs. student's intellectual capacity, his level to be the logical In order to determine some measure thing to do 75 of maturity, his qualities of character, of t h e reasons w h y students choose a and his seriousness of purpose a r e of I wanted a chance to enjoy particular college t h e Georgia Insticollege life 72 greater significance in predicting his tute of Technology submitted a quesOn t h e same questionnaire t h e stu- chances of success in college than tionnaire to 465 third-quarter freshmen dents were asked: "If you could begin purely the academic record of his secasking them to indicate the items which again would you choose another col- ondary school performance. Such facplayed a part in their decision to enter lege?" Eighteen per cent of the students tors as the student's ability to read with Georgia Tech. The results of t h e most indicated they would choose another speed and comprehension, his ability to popular items are shown in Table 1. college if they could begin again. This make value judgments, and his ability same question was asked of 10,000 vet- to express himself orally and in writing Table 1 eran and non-veteran students in 16 are proving to be of great importance STUDENT OPINIONS OF REASONS American colleges and the percentages in determining whether or not he can of responses indicating, "uncertain or benefit from a college education. W H Y THEY CHOSE TO ENTER would definitely attend some other colIf these qualities are significant in GA. TECH. predicting t h e success of students in lege" ranged from 12 per cent to 85 per Item Frequency college, it is then important for the cent. Scholastic and professional colleges to make careful appraisals of SELECTING A STUDENT reputation of the college 400 their admissions practices and to deEven though t h e current budgetary Interest in Engineering 320 velop the best methods of selecting needs may be causing the college stuRecommendation of parents 215 those students who have these desired dent to be concerned with t h e securing Recommendation of a former qualities. The current decline in college student of the college 182 of guidance and counseling which will enrollments is providing an opportunity College catalogue 171 be helpful to him in continuing his edu- for the colleges to make these appraication at another college or in another Recommendation of a college sals and at the same time to prepare for student friend 161 area of learning. To merely deny a stu- the expected growth in enrollments dent admission is to impose an arbitrary Location of college which has been predicted for the future. in city of Atlanta 155 handicap upon t h e student and to produce a tremendous waste of human r e Recommendation of high school teacher 138 sources which might otherwise be utilized if the student were guided into an Recommendation of some other person 138 area of learning in keeping with his capacities, interests and needs. An opportunity to live There are those who believe t h e colaway from home 132 ROTC programs 131 leges should select only t h e intellectually superior student. On the other An interest in athletics 118 hand there are those who believe that, Another measure of the reasons why "all who can profit or benefit from a students attend college was secured on college education should be admitted". the same questionnaire. Students were If t h e philosophy of t h e admissions asked to rank their reasons by placing officer agrees with the later belief, it a " 1 " , "2" or " 3 " in front of their rea- then becomes his responsibility to desons, using " 1 " for t h e most important termine the real factors which are imreason, " 2 " for their next important portant in the selection of students for reason and " 3 " for their least impor- admission to his college. Selection on tant reason. These were converted to this basis cannot be made on any arbinumerical equivalent scores by assign- trary or single device, but must be ing weights of 3 to " 1 " , 2 to " 2 " and made on a flexable set of criteria which A shot taken from the campus . . . . The 1 to " 3 " . The results a r e shown in have been proved to be reasonably tall building in the background is the Table 2. valid. Howell House, 3rd & Peachtree Streets.


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YO U - - - A JVA L F Z E D A report

on the survey mailed to Tech Alumni by the Georgia as reported by — R. Ranker, EE, '52

LMOST the only contact the average A Tech student has with the alumni is in the autumn when the cardboard saloons and the mechanical ingenuities spring up on the fraternity house lawns and the old grads return for the homecoming game. Last February The Engineer, in order to find out more about what happens to a Tech student after he graduates, decided to r u n a survey among the alumni. Because the cost of the survey had to be kept under ten dollars, the permission of Mr. Roane Beard was secured to send the proposed questionnaire out in the alumni magazine, thereby saving The Engineer the cost of the postage. Sending the survey only to subscribers of alumni magazine, of course, precluded obtaining a representative sample of all the alumni (less than a third are subscribers); but it was decided that a biased sample was better than none at all. Another factor introduced into the sample is that not all of the subscribers graduated from Tech, although the number of nongraduates is small. With these facts in mind, one should be extremely cautious in generalizing from the results. Returns were received from graduates of all of Tech's degree-granting departments and from those departments which have been discontinued, such as Commercial Science, General Engineering, and Public Health; from places as far away as Hawaii; and from graduates as far back as 1894 and as recent as 1952 (actually the summer and fall of 1951). Of those replying to the survey 39% had left Tech within the last five years, 33% lived in Georgia, and 63% lived in the South (North Atlantic states, 20%; Midwest, 5%; elsewhere, 8%). The distribution of the returns by scholastic standing is 14% from the lower third

of their class, 39% from the middle third, 44% from the upper third. (The older graduates had to answer this question by conjecture since only in the last few years has it been a policy of the school to post the final scholastic standings — a fact which prompted one graduate who never knew his position in the class to reply: "I just got a diploma, no medals.") With the returns divided into three scholastic groups, figure 1 shows the incomes reported and the per cent reporting each income. It will be noticed that those who were in the lower third of their class generally had the highest income. (In the latest survey of all college graduates — conducted by Time — it was found that the income reported was directly proportional to one's marks in college.) Among the Tech alumni the median income was $7,100 and well above the median income of $5,300 (based on the year 1947) for the graduates of technical schools in the Time survey. Figure 2 shows the distribution of income among the returns according to number of years the respondent had been out of college. The distribution of income by geographical location of the alumni is shown in figure 3. One reason why those persons who went outside the South to work reported the lowest incomes is that 46% of them had graduated within the last five years; whereas among those who stayed in the South only 36% had graduated within the same period. "Are you now engaged in engineering work?" was a question asked in the questionnaire. There will be, of course, different opinions about which jobs are mainly engineering and which are not; but nevertheless, 63% said they were engaged in engineering. The group with

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the lowest college grades had the fewest number in engineering and those with the highest grades had the most. The per cent of the graduates engaged in engineering decreased uniformly from a high of 70% among those graduating in the last five years to 54% among those out of school more than thirty years. The recreational habits among the sample were these: those who owned the television sets also read the largest number of magazines. The group who stood in the lower third of their class owned the most television sets, while those in the upper third owned the least. As magazine readers those in the lower third, again, were the most active and the upper third the least. The magazines included in questionnaire (only non-technical ones were evaluated) were grouped as follows: Group A — Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Review of Literature, Nation, New Republic. Group B —17. S. News and World Reports, Time, Newsweek, New Yorker, Scientific American, Fortune. Group C — Life, Saturday Evening Post, Readers' Digest, Colliers, Quick, True, Science-Fiction, Popular Mechanics or Science, Look, Argosy. In some cases the magazines had to be grouped arbitrarily; however, of the total magazines read, 3% were from group A, 26% from group B, and 6 1 % from group C. The magazines most frequently read are Life, Readers' Digest, Time, Saturday Evening Post, in that order; the average number read was 3.9. As the readers of books (technical and non-technical) those graduates in the middle third read the most; 31% of them read twelve or more a year, while those in the upper third of their class read the fewest, 24% reading twelve or more annually.



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the middle third of their class were the most desirous of taking more business courses. (All the graduates were generally satisfied with the amount taught in English and engineering;) those from the upper third were the most satisfied. It will be noticed that although in the previous questions social science was not felt to be very useful (partly for the reason mentioned above) the replies show that there is a greater demand for more social science courses than for more engineering courses which were rated the most useful. On the other hand, 5% (most of them I.M. and I.E. graduates) thought too much social science was required. Turning from the specific area of the curriculum to the curriculum as a whole, the subscribers of the alumni magazine were asked, "Were all the subjects (engineering, business, etc.) in your curriculum well integrated with one another — that is, did the work you were doing in one course complement the work in your other courses?" The most satisfied group were those who graduated in the middle third of their class; 61% of them thought the courses were well integrated, while the graduates from the upper third were the most critical. Of the entire group of returns, 58% thought the courses were well integrated; 38% felt that they were not. Among the comments were:

Business is not integrated with engineering. Basic sciences, applied sciences and engineering could have been better integrated. Some I.E. courses could be combined and lengthened. There were courses, I believe, entirely unrelated and only given to get credits. "In general, how are you satisfied with your college education" was the next question asked. Of the total returns, 44% were "very satisfied;" 19% said their education was "all right," 31% thought "it could be better," 4% were completely "not satisfied." Generally those from the lower third of their class were the most dissatisfied, and those from the upper third were the most satisfied. The comments upon the answers to this question were mostly from those who were not completely satisfied: Too much, too fast. Broad outline in the liberal arts needed — at least enough to stimulate further study for those interested. Another comment, perhaps stimulated by the recent controversy, was simply "Coed." Several agreed with the per(Continued on next page)



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( Y ou - - co n ti nu ed) son who wrote, "A five-year minimum is required to give a cultural background and an engineering education." Only one person wanted a "six year course." Other comments on the same question: The curriculum is too narrow. I I find all Tech men in later years believe this. Too often one must agree with the prof or else. And then there were quite a few who pointed out "it was my own fault." Thus we see that over half of the respondents were not completely satisfied with their education; but when they were asked as to where they would go if they were starting college over again, by and large they would still return to Tech — 80% would, in fact, although a few of this group added the qualification, "I would go to a liberal arts college first" or "I would specialize after getting a better, well-rounded education." (According to the Time survey 81% of the graduates from the technical schools would return to them again.) Those who would choose a different engineering school totaled 6% for such reasons as "Better service departments elsewhere and no Agriculture Engineering taught at Tech at all." Lack of a course in "Petroleum Engineering" and the less specialized atmosphere of the universities were other reasons given for not returning. Less than a fifth would go to a different type of school — such as liberal arts, medical, law, etc., rather than return to Tech. Among the reasons given was that "the average freshman is not yet in a position to know for certain just what he would like to study." Another graduate supported this opinion: "My interests were never in the engineering line and m u c h of my college efforts were misdirected. To m e the misdirected college man is most unfortunate." However, it would seem that, although the persons sending in returns disagree with each other over which courses are most important and over how good their education was, the Tech student is, as one person wrote on his questionnaire, "A 'Ramblin' Wreck' forever."

ENGINEER'S DAY EXHIBIT . . . The A. French Textile School exhibit snapped on Engineer's Day, April 25, 1952. 10

The other day it was announced in the Atlanta paper that Bobby Jones, world's greatest golfer, would be 50 years old on St. Patrick's Day. Your editor thought that maybe we ought to mention such an important birth date of what is undoubtedly our best known alumnus. The picture above was uncovered in our files. It is estimated that the picture was taken about 1923, the year Bobby won the first of four U. S. Open Championships, and shortly after he got his Mechanical Engineering degree from Tech. With him are R. J. Thiesen, '10, George Marchmont, '07, Jones, '22 and S. Candler Dobbs, '22. Robert T. Jones, Jr., went to the quarterfinals in the V. S. Amateur at the age of 14, won the Southern at 15, went to the finals of the U. S. at 17. Beginning in 1923, he was the man to beat in every contest. With the exception of '28 and '29 when he won only one of the four leading titles, he won two of them until 1930, when he won all four for his unequaled grand-slam of golf. Bobby is now retired und crippled. A spinal ailment hit him in 1948 which has left him unable to play golf again. One leg is in a brace and he uses a cane in each hand. Two operations have not been able to correct his trouble. For past accomplishments and present courage, we salute a real champion.

ROLL CALL HITS NEW HIGH 5th Roll Call Report May 2 0 , 1 9 5 2 2630

No. of Contributors (Previous high — 1 8 3 4 ) Amount Contributed


(Previous high — $ 2 7 , 5 3 5 . 0 0 ) Average Contribution (Previous high — $ 1 6 . 6 3 ) Sincere Thanks


STILL SHORT A LITTLE ON UNCLE HEINIE'S PORTRAIT This little article is to thank those of you who have been kind enough to send us money toward the portrait of Uncle Heinie shown in the last issue of the ALUMNUS. The portrait will eventually be hung in the Price Gilbert library. Through the article in the last issue, we were able to raise $156, which leaves only a little more to go before the portrait is paid for. We still need $37. Those who have not yet contributed to this and would like to help out, please send your contribution to Dean George Griffin, Georgia Tech.

National Officers Nominated s ANNOUNCED in the preceding issue A nominations for officers of the Georgia of





Tech National Alumni Association were closed on April 30, 1952. The only other additional nominee was Wayne J. "Jack" Holman, Jr., '28, who has been nominated for the office of vice-president-at-large. Listed below are those who were nominated by the nominating committee and Mr. Holman with a few notes about each.

For President Charles R. Yates, GS, '35. Charlie is Southeastern representative for the J o s h u a L. B a i l e y a n d Co. H e h a s been on the Association Board of Trustees for a number of years as well as serving on the athletic board. Charlie has been very active in civic and Tech affairs since his graduation. He is probably best known for his ability as a golfer, having won the National Intercollegiate, British Amateur, and several southern and state titles. While at Tech, he was an honor student and campus leader.

Executive Committee, Boy Scouts of America, member of Rotary, and winner of the Silver Antelope, high award in the Boy Scouts. While a student at Tech, he was on the honor roll and held many honors too numerous to mention.

For Vice-President-at-Large Frank B. Williams, TE, '20, is Agent for the West Point Manufacturing Co., West Point, Ga. Frank has been very active in the Textile Education Foundation and in Valley Alumni Club. He has shown a great deal of interest in Tech, coming up to Board meetings on nearly all occasions from West Point. His son, Frank, Jr., received his TE degree in 1949.

For Vice-President-at-Large Wayne J. Holman, Jr., '28, President of Chicopee Mills, Inc., with offices in New York, N. Y.; also a director of Johnson and Johnson, manufacturers of surgical dressings. Jack was an honor graduate in electrical engineering, president of the 1928 class, leader in ROTC and in social activities. He was recently made a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, honor society.

For Treasurer Henry W. Grady, ME, '18, is VicePresident and general partner in Robinson-Humphrey Co., investment brokers. Henry has worked earnestly with Tech in putting over some of the bond financing, which helped us get the splendid dormitories we now have. He is an active civic leader in Atlanta. While at Tech he won several honors including ANAK, Skull and Key and Cotillion Club. BALLOTING All active members of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association who desire to confirm the foregoing nominations, or who may want to vote for their respective class secretaries, are kindly requested to send in their votes on the ballot below, or on one similar to it, by or before June 30, 1952.

B A L L O T F O R N A T I O N A L A L U M N I O F F I C E R S , 1952-53 (See Foregoing Article) I h e r e b y v o t e for N a t i o n a l G e o r g i a T e c h A l u m n i A s s o c i a t i o n officers for t h e y e a r 1952-53 as f o l l o w s : PresidentFor Vice-President Ivan Allen, Jr., Com., '33. Ivan is President of Ivan Allen-Marshall Co., large office supply business in Atlanta. He has been a leader in civic affairs. Among positions he has held or is holding are: 1950 Chairman of the Community Chest in Atlanta, President of the Central Atlanta Improvement Association, Vice-Chairman of the Regional

Vice-President. V i c e - P r e s i d e n t (at L a r g e ) _ Treasurer Class S e c r e t a r y (for m y C l a s s ) . Signed Class Not Good Unless Signed

May-June, 1952

R e t u r n b y or b e f o r e J u n e 30, 1952 M a i l b a l l o t to t h e S e c r e t a r y , N a t ' l A l u m n i Assn., G e o r g i a I n s t i t u t e of T e c h nology, Atlanta, Ga.


of Uncle Si

Continued from previous ALUMNUS ( B y R. R o d d e y Garrison, M.E., ' 2 3 , M e m b e r o f B o a r d o f Trustees, Georgia T e c h National A l u m n i A s s o c i a t i o n ) These notes, with few exceptions, were taken while I was a senior in Uncle Si's M.E. Class of 1923 — his last at Georgia Tech — and they were intended for my own enjoyment. R. Roddey Garrison, '23 Professor Miles had a tar roof put on the 45° slope of the wood shop roof, and spent a part of the next winter cleaning the roof out of the gutters and down pipes. Discount it, boys. The door for me. A door was made to pass through — not to stand in! Lap is the distance from the operating edge of the valve to operating edge of the port — when the valve is in its mid-position. Steam lap is put on to preserve the lead. The wolf looks upon man as his worst enemy, and suffers as a consequence. The dog accepts man as his friend, and lives upon man as a result. Pinkerton says there is no such thing as a criminal class. There is no great gulf between us! Who believes that a Lincoln or any other car can go around a corner at the rate of 50 miles an hour without skidding, as stated yesterday by one of their salesmen? mv1 r DuBose: Why, Doctor, I have done it and not skid! Doctor: Well, Mr. DuBose, you are simply a wild man. And besides, you should have struck -the first lamp post around the corner. You boys don't know what good cooking is here in America. The French and Dutch are good cooks. The English are no good as cooks. They are beef eaters. That is why they are so ugly. After the football game Saturday, I walked in the rain a mile and a half to buy a pint of oysters, at a certain place, a loaf of bread at another certain place and then, walked a mile and a half back home. You say, the old fool! All right, Thanks! I felicitate myself. The wrong height of a dining room table will spoil the temper of the Angel Gabriel. The students were formerly permitted to go into t h e wood shops and do work for themselves. One day while walking through the shop, I noticed a boy building a swing that was not large enough for a man to lie down in — they now have to submit a sketch of what they want to build, before going into the shop — no swing should be built that is not large enough to support three stout women. When more attention is paid to your school houses than is paid to your courthouses, you will rid yourself of some of the illiteracy in Georgia. Money is very jealous. It has got to be satisfied. 12

There is more brains in Westinghouse's triple valve, than there is in some states. P. S. cannot be absorbed by a blow. P. T. can. There is nothing more mysterious than those buds in the tree over there. When a boy in school, I wanted to sit with John Cullen but could not. He stunk too much. Boys, I have ordered a Ford. Listen! If it interferes with my ethics, I have a good sledge. I'm going to buy me a Ford, to take me from where I am to where I ain't. Lubrication is the most important thing about a machine. I have a pair of shoes that I have had for six years, and I hope they will last six years more. It took me fifteen years to find out that it is better to put lather on the face with the hands than with a shaving brush. Dear Gentlemen! Take all the time you want. It is allleft. Notwithstanding t h e lower B.T.U. value of alcohol as compared to gasoline, the efficiencies are about the same: Who can tell me why alcohol is not used? (Assuming alcohol can be made cheaply.) How is the mixture of gasoline made leaner as the speed is increased? Anyone who goes to another's home and rings the door bell a second time without giving a member of that home sufficient time to reach the front door, from the furthermost part of the house, is lacking in one of the fundamental things of life — consideration for others. I feel like knocking such a person off my porch. How many bones are there in a giraff's neck, and why is his neck so long? Why should a limb be sawed off flush with the" trunk of a tree? Who knows? Those good old days shall ne'er return! The perverse cussedness of inanimate stuff! You will just mind your own busines in this world. That is true to the last decimal place. So help me, the Great Jehovah! Dr.: Mr. Borum, do you want to stand up? Borum: I don't care. Dr.: All right, you needn't. Mr. Borum is mad. Dr.: Mr. McDonough, do you? Jack: No, sir! THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

For years Dr. Coon was eager to visit England and see their steel mills, as they made a fine grade of steel in those days. One summer he made the trip and went into a store to buy a pocket knife made of fine English steel. He was disgusted, however, when the first knife shown him had stamped on the blade, "Made in America," and left the store without buying a knife. When one delays answering a letter long enough, there comes a day when an answer is not much short of affront. The mother of one of Dr. Coon's students, upon meeting him for the first time said, "Doctor, I understand you teach Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech." "No," he replied, "I teach ethics." On one occasion Dr. Coon asked if anyone could describe the path in space traversed by a fly walking up an element of a cone from apex to base as the cone makes one complete circle, rolling around on a flat plane; the diameter of the base of the cone being equal to one-fourth the length of the element. W. P. Hammond said he could, and proceeded to answer the question as he saw it. Dr. Coon listened intently, then turned to Mr. Goebel of Savannah, and said, "Mr. Goebel, has Mr. Hammond said anything?" "Not a thing, sir," replied Mr. Goebel. Dr. Coon then added, "Correct, Mr. Goebel. He hasn't said a thing!" and then added, "I am surprised at you, Mr. Hammond. You are just dreaming. You have got cob-webs on your brain." Some days later Dr. Coon came in, and promptly asked: "Is Mr. Goebel here? If so, please stand up. "Is Mr. Hammond here? If so, please stand up." Both boys arose and Dr. Coon proceeded: "Mr. Goebel, I want you to apologize to Mr. Hammond for what you said about him the other day when we were talking about that fly on a cone. You said he didn't say anything, and I agreed with you. I want to tell all you boys now that Mr. Hammond was thinking so far beyond us that we just couldn't follow him." Then he added, "Mr. Hammond, I also want to apologize to you. Your answer was right." Dr. Coon (one cool morning): Mr. Mathis (Evan Math is), please turn on the radiator. Dr. Coon: Mr. Mathis, I saw how you opened that valve and I don't want you ever to put your hands on a radiator valve in my class again. Dr. Coon (after a moment of silence): Tell me, Mr. Mathis, if it is within your power to do so, just exactly how a radiator valve should be opened. Mathis: To open a steam valve you turn it all the way to the top. Dr. Coon: Mr. Mathis, no such thing! Suppose the valve was an inverted one? Mr. Mathis: Turn it all the way to the left. Dr. Coon: No, Mr. Mathis. Suppose it was a left hand thread? Your answer displays the mentality of a very young person. The other members of the class were enjoying the prosecutor's questioning and, realizing it unwise to venture ari incorrect answer, no one attempted it. Finally, Uncle Si, throwing up his hands in his characteristic manner, said: Now I will tell every one of you how to open a steam valve. Open the valve all the way and then close it just a little. Mr. Mathis, if I am correct, tell me why. Mathis: When steam strikes the valve stem mechanism May-June, 1952

JOHN SAYLER COON, M.E., Sc.D. it expands and, unless provision is made for expansion, the parts will jam. Dr. Coon (smiling): Mr. Mathis, I want to take back what I said. You have my permission to open the radiator valves any time you may wish. The item below was sent in by Edward B. Newill, ME & EE '15, now general manager of the Allison Division of the General Motors Corp., in Indianapolis. Mr. Newill says that this saying is typical of Uncle Si and is probably remembered by all the men in the class that day, which is more than can be said of most teachers' offerings. One day, Dr. Coon entered the classroom and, without speaking a word to the class, he strutted back and forth in front of us. Finally, he turned and said to the class, "I belong to that group of people who just can't help accumulating money." Obviously, complete silence followed this statement and continued as Uncle Si placed his thumbs in his vest and strutted back and forth a little longer. Finally, he whirled around and, shaking his finger under the nose of one of the men in the front row, he said, "And do you know why this is? — I t is because I spend less than I get!" The buckwheat season closes tomorrow at 7:20 A.M. I can cook as good buckwheat cakes as anyone. Thanks! Dr.: Mr. Rourk (Mr. John Rourk), who is that man sitting behind you? Rourk: Mr. Killen (Tim Killen), Doctor. Dr.: Well, Mr. Killenger, do you know? Killen: Why, er-rr-rrrr. Dr.: He doesn't know, who knows? I do! ("Uncle Si" on getting his first view from Rembrandt's Point, at Tallulah Falls.) Boys, you have put new poison in my blood! The best way to prevent certain undesirable but inevitable things from happening, is to make special provision to allow them to happen the way you prefer. 13



Much of the advanced instruction at Georgia Tech should be of university grade. This requires wide freedom of action on the part of the instructor. He should not be in the least hampered by any limiting vision of those about him. He should feel perfectly free to present what, to him, is truth based on evidence. Truth, which is based on evidence, comes into sharp collision with the traditions that have come down to us from the intellectually dark past. In the recent past, when there was very little knowledge, man busied himself devising schemes about himself that will not stand the rigid tests we apply now to truth. In Engineering we know, or we don't know, and we cannot except any field of thought from this rigid and fair criterion. Truth never was and never will be discovered by a psychologic introspection, or looking under the bed for spooks. The man who has, by diligence, by hard work, acquired a fair knowledge of some of the sciences knows how, and how only, truth is to be attained. All else is humbug, some of it interesting, most of it silly slush. Boys, I never saw the day I wouldn't rather sit on a log in the woods, listening to the singing of the birds, or by the brook, my feet dangling over the bank, watching the fish. I guess that's why I didn't think it worth while to get rich. I look about me and notice the feverish activity of my brothers in the streets. For what? Say, have you looked in the store windows? That's for what. It does not seem worth while, to me. Some wag in the present senior class, to help out the steam-gauge, has placed on my table a brick, printed on it in chalk, "Irish Confetti." Sometimes, when you come back, after many years, and have taken on a man's face, yes, even gray hairs, it is a shock to me. I have wished you might remain the irresponsible, inefficient, lazy, likable boy I knew. But the remorseless clock has ticked along with me as well as yourselves, and the time has arrived for at least au revoir. This is either black Friday or good Friday. To say I have come here for the last time without regret would be foolish. Yes, I regret it very much. If I live I expect to have a few months of repose — freedom of thought and tranquility — free from coercion — free from exterior coercion — we all have to experience coercion — I do not regret it. Do it with good grace, boys, for you assume an obligation upon society. Boys, I have ruffled your hair, dragged you down and scrubbed the floor with you. If I have been too hard on you — then I have been pretty near hard enough. So now as I lay down the steam-gauge for the last time, I have just one request to make of you, my boys, and that is, that you be nice to each other.




Dr. Coon: Mr. Flowers (A. R. "Buck" Flowers), what are peanuts selling for today? Mr. Flowers: Five cents, Doctor, and Mr. Neri has them for sale. Dr. Coon: Thanks, Mr. Flowers; this is the first correct answer you have given me this year. Doctor: Mr. Carter, did Mr. Black say anything? Mr. Carter: He said nothing! I'm not talking about the bird nest in Robin Hood's barn! Will you now listen? Doctor: Mr. Fuller, do mocking birds walk or run? 14

When you start talking about yourself, you begin to shrink. Engineering is nothing but getting the most out of a dollar and turning out quality products at the same time. On one occasion Doctor Coon told his boys that any boy in the class could be an expert in any line he might choose, if he would make the choice early in life, and spend all his time on that one thing. A student made 49.99 on one of his examinations. He needed 50.00 to pass, and went to Doctor Coon in hope of persuading him to look over his paper and find .1 of a point more. Dr. Coon said: "Mr. G., it wouldn't do any good. You didn't make 49.99. I just gave you that much to let you know that you came as near passing as a student could come without passing. You just didn't pass." An unanswered question went the rounds of the class. Finally, Uncle Si picked up his shillalah (steam-gauge) and approaching student Lowndes said: "Mr. Lowndes, if you don't tell this dead class the answer to that question, I'm going to knock you — oh, Mr. Lowndes, what's the matter with your hand?" Lowndes: "I've had blood poisoning, Doctor." Doctor: "Has it pained you much?" Lowndes: "Yes, sir, and I've had it lanced twice!" Doctor: "Well, Mr. Lowndes, I want to ask, has any of your brains run out of your hand?" "I may be forgiven for not turning out good engineers, but I will have failed if you boys do not develop into men of high moral character." (The End)

TEXTILE FOUNDATION ESTABLISHES THREE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS A happy note has been sounded by Mr. L. R. Brumby, '20, president of the Textile Education Foundation, Inc., when he announced that the Foundation will give three four-year scholarships annually to high school graduates in the state of Georgia. This means that four years from the fall of 1952 there will be 12 boys in Tech taking Textiles or Textile Engineering at one time, provided they all keep up in their work. Each scholarship will be for $1,000. Committee chairman for the Foundation was George H. Hightower, '37, vice-president of Thomaston Mills. The plan is designed to educate capable executives for the textile industry, largest industry in the state. The regulations surrounding the scholarships and application forms have been sent to all accredited high schools in the state. Scholarship winners will be selected by the Georgia Tech student loan and scholarship committee. The advent of these scholarships is really something that has been needed here at Tech for some time. We have had many scholarships for seniors and graduate students, but practically none covering the four-year period. Freshman scholarships are very often the most important. It is that initial hurdle of getting the boy started in school that makes things so tough on many who would like to go to college. One of the requirements of these scholarships is that the recipient be in need of financial aid. Also he must have leadership ability, scholarship ability and should be generally considered a good prospect for a textile executive. You can be sure that the administration will be happy to have any other group, society, club, or individual person or corporation follow the lead of the Textile Education Foundation. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

RICHARD RYMER, EE '48 WINS TELEPHONE AWARD Many long distance telephone calls will be completed faster as the result of an employee suggestion by a Georgia Tech engineering graduate who is now employed by the Southern Bell Telephone Company. Richard H. (Dick) Rymer, a 23-yearold Junior Engineer in the Traffic Department of Southern Bell, was recently awarded the company's top prize of $500 for his recommendation to lessen operating time of certain long distance telephone equipment. The $500 award honored the suggestion as the best received during 1951. Rymer was graduated with the Class of 1948 with the degree Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. At Tech, he was active in YMCA work. He served as President of the campus "Y" organization during his senior year. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu while on the Tech campus. Rymer's suggestion involved a recommended change in the circuit design of supplementary outward toll cabinets. The new design allows a long distance operator, in handling dialed long distance calls on these cabinet positions, to make a direct connection to telephones in distant cities. The arrangement also permits the operator to receive direct all necessary supervisory signals incident to operator inter-toll dialing of long distance toll calls. Without the new arrangement Rymer developed, it would not be possible to establish calls to dialed points without having the regular switchboard opera-

CITY PLANNING No one should be more aware of the need for planning the growth of our cities and towns than engineers; therefore, this brief notice is to call to your attention that you have recently received in the mail a pamphlet which tells about a new graduate course in City Planning available this coming fall. Much of our high taxes paid to our city or county is due to poor or complete lack of planning. Now that the south is becoming a new industrial frontier, it is particularly important that we plan our growth to avoid useless waste and prepare for the future. You can help by calling attention to this course among your fellow men. By all means read the pamphlet. May-June,


tor do the work involved in sending the dial pulses and receiving the "supervisory signals'' required. Tests showed that the improved design resulted in a 15 per cent increase in efficiency of the positions. This is equivalent to about eight regular operative long distance positions in the Atlanta office. Rymer's award was presented by President Fred J. Turner at a luncheon attended by top management of the Company and immediate departmental associates of the Georgia Tech graduate. Rymer is the ninth Southern Bell employee in the history of the plan to receive the top award.

Review THE ROSE BOWL GAME By RUBE SAMUELSON (Doubleday) The book about the Rose Bowl is one of extreme interest to anyone who is a football fan. Until the pact between the Pacific Coast Conference and the Big Ten, the Rose Bowl represented the height of football entertainment and prestige. Rube Samuelson's sidelights and running accounts of the games, along with tales of sadness and humor, and the gradual development of the Rose Bowl from a sort of county fair to an event of national importance, provide good entertainment. The chapter about the Tech-California game of January 1, 1929, is very disappointing to a Tech man. The entire chapter concerns Roy Riegels'

DEMAND FOR GRADUATES IN TEXTILES STILL GREAT DESPITE INDUSTRY SLUMP The Textile Industry in the south has undergone a great revolution since the close of World War II. Modern methods and plant expansion have been on such a scale that the processes of textile education have not been able to keep up. The challenge to textile education leaders is great. Professor Herman A. Dickert, director of the A. French Textile School here at Tech, says that we should have 400 students majoring in Textile Engineering or Textiles, rather than just 225 presently enrolled. As you know, Tech now has a modern building, the W. Harrison Hightower Building, housing some of the most modern of equipment. The million dollar building was provided by the state and the machinery, which amounted to more than $250,000, was provided by the Textile Education Foundation. Excellent facilities, sound teaching, and ample living accommodations are available here at Tech. What we now need is students to help push the south ahead in industry. Textiles is our best bet.

STEAM AND ELECTRIC LINES REPLACEMENT ASSURED Georgia Tech has for some time been deeply concerned lest the steam and electric lines, which have been in existence for more than forty years, go out of commission. This could have disastrous effects in the winter-time, particularly. Vice-President Cherry L. Emerson, '08, has been wearing smiles lately since the Board of Regents appropriated 275,000 dollars to replace these lines along Cherry Street. Although this welcome improvement will not show, it is a very necessary and valuable asset for the school. Georgia Tech is fortunate in having two alumni on the Board of Regents, Frank Spratlin, '06, and J. J. McDonough, '23. Mr. McDonough was recently elected vice-chairman. He has served as chairman of the Regents' Building Committee and of the Finance Committee. wrong-way run; giving no credit to Tech for winning, but all discredit to Riegels for losing the game. 15

on the hill... HINGS have been busy on the hill for the past two months, but then it's always this way when spring quarter comes around. That's the time for intra-mural sports, IFC Week-end, and Engineers' Week. All that makes for crowded schedules, particularly when you remember the hot days, balmy nights, and exams coming up.


Engineers' Week, the time when the school seeks to create interest and acquaint the public with different phases of engineering, began April 24 with Ben W. Fortson, Secretary of the State of Georgia, cutting the ribbon that officially opened the Hall of Engineering. Forty high school students were the guests of the school for the week-end. They were housed in Smith, given tours of the exhibits, and one day attended regular classes with the students. The Civil Engineers were rated as having the best exhibit, with the Ceramic Engineers coming up with a close second-place winner. Fraternity Stunt Night proved a gay part of. the week. The Alpha Tau Omega's walked off with top honors for their skit on the present political situation. It purported to be a biographical sketch of Presidential Candidate Nestegg Pefauver.



Coinciding with Engineers' Week here on campus was the 1952 Regional American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference at which the Georgia Tech chapter was host. Their program included presentation of technical papers, election of regional officers, a technical speaker, a banquet, and an informal dance on the final night. Mr. Ralph Prescott, assistant superintendent of the Organic Chemical Division of Dow Chemical Company, was the principal speaker of the convention.

The following received Gold T's for twenty-five or more years of service at the recent Faculty Dinner: Dr. Phil B. Narmore, executive dean, June 15, 1925; Mr. Lloyd W. Chapin, dean of faculties, September 1, 1923; Mr. George C. Griffin, dean of students, 1920-25, 1930-; W. L. Carmichael, registrar, September 1, 1926; Mrs. J. H. Crosland, librarian, October 19, 1925. Architecture Mr. Harold W. Bush-Brown, director, September 1, 1922.

Also held here in April was the Third Annual Southeastern Conference of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. Dr. Wernher Von Braun, technical director of the Army Ordnance Guided Missiles Development Group at Huntsville, Ala., addressed the delegates on the subject of space travel at the banquet held at the Naval Air Station Officers Club.

Biology Dr. Hugh A. Wyckoff, head, September 1, 1926. Engineering Drawing and Mechanics Mr. W. B. Johns, Jr., director, September 1, 1923; Mr. Frank Bogle, associate professor, September 1, 1925. Electrical Engineering Mr. D. P. Savant, professor, February 1, 1922.

IFC WEEKEND This was another big success of the year. Louis Prima and his all-star orchestra supplied the music, and the festivities included an informal dance on the tennis courts, a Saturday afternoon concert, and a formal at the city auditorium. ANAK, oldest and highest honorary society, tapped seven new members during the informal dance. Those chosen were Harold McKenzie, Dan Blitch, Randy Seckman, Don Ramsbotton, Pete Dunlap, Don Gordon, and Pete Silas.

The 1952 Georgia Tech Glee Club is pictured above at a concert given Atlanta High School students on May 6, 1952. This rear's club, under direction of Mr. Walter Herbert, had a very successful season which cluded theatre appearances in Miami and Atlanta.

SHORT SHOOTER A 75-mm recoilless rifle with a .22caliber barrel was developed in a class project by seniors Richard D. Cheverton and Thomas W. Musselwhite. The Army has asked its submission to the chief of ordnance as a possible training weapon, according to Dr. J. P. Vidosic, who supervised the project.


The Dean of Students strikes a pose 16


Great plans are already under way for August, when the Alpha Epsilon Pi's will hold their 39th Convention in Atlanta. The Biltmore will be headquarters, and the Atlanta Alumni Club and undergraduate chapters of the state are official hosts.

for the in-

English Mr. Edwin H. Folk, professor, September 1, 1924; Mr. Hal C. Brown, associate professor, September 1, 1926. Industrial Education Mr. T. H. Quigley, head, October 1, 1926. Industrial Management Mr. Noah Warren, professor, September 1, 1922. Mechanical Engineering Dr. Homer S. Weber, director, September 1, 1924; Mr. A. D. Holland, professor, September 1, 1925. Modern Language Mr. R. M. Ervin, head, September 1, 1925. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

THE WOMEN By Louise EVER underestimate the power of

N a — all right, let's admit it — woman. The word is no longer barred. The fragile flowers of femininity, long represented on our campus only by snapshots in an engineer's wallet, are taking T-squares in hand and heading straight for one of the greatest masculine strongholds in our country today — your Alma Mater. You probably know the story. The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta petitioned the Board of Regents several months ago, saying that nowhere in the state could a woman obtain an education in either engineering or architecture. They called it discrimination, and so, you'll have to admit, it was. Georgia was the only state left which did not offer engineering and architectural training to women. The final action took place at the meeting of the State Board of Regents on April 9 when, after a stormy session, the women won out by a vote of 7-5. As an alumnus, your first question will be how is this affecting the school. First of all, there was a loud and irate protest at the very idea. One member of the Board of Regents, after bitterly declaring that "the women are getting their noses under the tent at last," moaned, "we'll have home economics and dressmaking at Tech yet." And you can well imagine how the student publications played it up, burlesqueing the women who have already become known as "Nells of Engineers." Actually, it will not cause nearly as much clamour as some fear. The Board decreed that women should be admitted solely to study for engineering degrees not available at other state schools now open to them. They also emphasized that there must be no change in the curriculum or in academic standards at Georgia Tech. When you consider the amounts of math and chemistry needed for admission, you will realize that not many women would be so qualified. Chancellor Harmon Caldwell has said that the action would apply to only about 25 women seeking engineering degrees. Of course, there are some problems that are already arising. One concerns Dean George C. Griffin. Since his title is Dean of Students, will it now be Physics Mr. Earle E. Bortell, associate professor, September 1, 1921. Textile Engineering Mr. Ralph H. Hill, associate professor, September 1, 1926. May-June, 1 9 5 2


Dean of Women also? When asked, he grinned and said he expected they would have to get someone else to take that over. And where will the women be housed? Answers to questions like these will have to be found in the near future, but Col. Van Leer is not worried about this. Long one of the foremost proponents of the co-ed plan, President Van Leer says it is a matter of equality to admit women to the only tax-supported institution in the state offering engineering courses. It must also be remembered that his wife studied architecture at the University of California, and his daughter is a chemical engineering graduate of Vanderbilt. The Atlanta Constitution has come out wholeheartedly in accord with the Board of Regents' decision. "In this day and time when skills are so heavily in demand, there is no logical reason why women should be prohibited from training in any vocation in which they are capable of serving," they maintained. "Georgia Tech offers courses in many scientific fields in which women are needed and can fill the bill. Their services in technical fields are more in demand daily." The students as a whole are determined that no traditions be changed for the members of the fairer sex. Bill Dean, editor of the Technique, said, "When they show they have the ability, then they'll be accepted as one of us." Roland Holt, senior class president, touched on a point of contention when he ventured the opinion that "if they come here to study student engineers instead of engineering, they won't stay long." W. C. Carmichael, registrar, warned the girls recently in the Atlanta Constitution that if they were "just seeking a Georgia Tech husband they'd be farbetter off to enroll at Agnes Scott and meet him under more favorable conditions." He warned that a woman won't be her most glamourous self after an hour in the machine shop and its grease, the foundry and its dirt, and the woodshop with its sawdust. But generally, now that everyone is getting used to the idea, most of the talk has died down. The prevailing sentiment seems to be, "We've got 'em, God bless 'em." And though the stalw a r t Ramblin' Wrecks maintain that nothing will be changed for the women, there are some of us that won't be too surprised to see an occasional shoeshine, more clean-shaven jaws, and maybe time will even bring about a


change in the now standard garb of T-shirt and dungarees. (Ed.'s Note: Just in case the above has not been sufficient to ward off your worst fears as to what is taking place at your school, we hasten to add that at the time of publication, the registrar's office reports only four women have made application for admission. Of these, only one is fully qualified at the moment: the balance need to make up some slight deficiency in required units. One Atlanta applicant is 17-year-old Mary Joan Coffee, Roosevelt High School senior and daughter of William B. Coffee, Tech Alumnus, GE '28. The other Atlanta applicant is Mrs. Elizabeth Herndon, World War II widow and mother of a nine-year-old son. Mrs. Herndon is at present employed as an accountant. Both women claim interest only in technical subjects and a degree in engineering, although Miss Coffee has contacted the director of the band about becoming a majorette, which she was in high school. The other two applicants are from Washington, D. C. and Houston, Texas. Little is known about them. The one from Houston is fully qualified for entrance right now. The Women — will undoubtedly be continued at some future date.)

Shown above is a model sewage disposal plant designed and exhibited on Engineer Day by the Civil Engineering School. The Civils won the award presented to the School or Department with the best display. This was only one of their displays. 17


George Morris receives congratulations from teammates Vaughn Dyer, George Maloof, Don Joyce and Chappell Rhino. George has just come in from hitting a 350-foot homer against the University of Florida. The Yellow Jacket baseball aggregation got taken in Florida by a sizeable margin in their first two games, then returned to Atlanta to settle down and win a few and lose a few. Some tough games to lose were lost to Tennessee by one run; one of them going 15 innings. It appears that the best pitching has

COACH JOE P1TTARD . . . casts an acid glance 18

been done by freshman D ave Redford and j unior Chappell Rhino; most consistent batting by footballer Leon Hardeman and basketbal er Vaughan Dyer. Big George Morris s kipped football practice long enough to beat Florida with a 350 foot home run and to score the winning run in a 6-5 win over Georgia. The win over Florida was their only loss at this date The • scores: Tech Opp. 3 Florida 9 2 Florida 13 4 Auburn (darkness) 4 4 Auburn 11 10 Auburn 3 3 Auburn 2 6 Tennessee 7 4 Tennessee 5 1 Tennessee 12 9 Tennessee 5 25 Kentucky 11 6 Kentucky 5 14 Vanderbilt 4 8 Vanderbilt 12 6 Florida 5 Florida 6 Georgia 5 7 Georgia 15 6 Georgia 9 1 Georgia 5

WHEBY GETS NEW POST Earl Wheby, '40, for three years head football coach at Athens (Ga.) High, has resigned to accept the head coaching job at Clearwater, Florida. Wheby had a very successful '51 season, his record was 7-2-1 against tough competition.

Bobby Barron, freshman track stalwart, clears the bar at somewhere over six feet in winning the high jump against Georgia and F. S. V.

TRACK Georgia Tech's track team has not shown team strength as it has in years gone by, but there are some bright spots. These bright spots are called the three "B's". They are freshman Bobby Barron, sophomore Fred Berman and junior Ed Baskin. All three men have turned in very creditable performances this year. All three hold school recprds in their specialty and are getting points in other events. Barron has been consistently getting around 15 points in all meets. Against Auburn, he won the high jump at 6' %", the broad jump at 21' 4V2", t h e low hurdles at 25 sees., and second in the high hurdles. This gave him a total of 17 points for the meet, which was high. His best effort, however, was against Tennessee in the high jump at 6' 4%" for a new school record. Berman has done wonders with the shot put. He set a new record against Auburn, getting 51' 11". This throw beat Jim Dillion, Olympic prospect in the discus. Berman consistently throws the discus around 135 feet and does fairly well with the javelin, having taken some third places. Baskin has thrown the best in the conference this year in the javelin. His 205 set a new Tech record, and should he be able to duplicate this, he should win the conference meet in Birmingham. Dick Ralston has done 12' 6" in the pole vault, winning several first places. Bailey Dixon in the 440 and 880 has done creditably, placing first or second. Hugh Tannehill and Ligon have been point-getters in the mile and two mile. The truth of the matter is that Tech does not have team strength; therefore, is not a serious threat in track this year. Results: Tech Opp. 36 Florida 86 64 Tennessee 66 59 Fla. State 66% Ga. 45% 45 81 Auburn 31% Miss. State 40 Ala. 88% 7th S.E.C. Ala. 1st. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

Spring Football Practice Promises Interesting Fall T THE end of last season we gave A you the names of those seniors who would no longer be seen on the turf at Grant Field. The problem was to find capable replacements for the stars of the undefeated Orange Bowl Champions of 1951 who wjll not return for '52. It will not be known until next fall whether the problem has been solved, but spring practice shed a good light on the subject. Gone are AllAmerica guard Ray Beck, offensive tackle Lum Snyder, defensive tackle and captain Lamar Wheat, quarterback Darrell Crawford, end Pete Ferris, end Sid Williams, fullback George Maloof. The first four named are most likely to be missed, according to the coaches and sports writers. Ed Gossage, junior from Nashville, Tenn., looks like the replacement for Ray Beck. Gossage can play both offense and defense as did Beck. He is an honor student. Matt Lyons, senior from Augusta, Ga., did a fine job of replacing Hal Miller in the Orange Bowl and has looked very good as an offensive tackle in spring practice. He should be the best bet to replace L u m Snyder. Bill Thaden and Bob Sherman look to be the first string defensive tackles, but will be pushed by Roger Frey, junior tackle from Bethlehem, Pa., who has shown terrific improvement this spring. These three and others will have to replace Captain Wheat. Crawford's replacement at the moment looks to be Bill Brigman, sophomore from Brunswick, Ga. He seems to have more all-around finesse than the other candidates. However, three good men will be pushing him for his job; namely, Pepper Rodgers, Arthur "Skin" Edge, and freshman Jack Hall, Augusta wizard. THE GAME

The "T" Day game was played on Saturday, April 26, following a daylong drizzle The squad was split in two; each team getting 44 players. The Blue Team was coached by Frank Broyles, Lewis Woodruff, Tonto Coleman, Sam Lyle, and Bob Miller. The White Team was coached by Ray Graves, Whitey Urban, Bob Bossons and Bo Hagan. Coach Bobby Dodd sat in the press box. The Blues looked like much the stronger team in the early stages. Brigman quarterbacked them to three firsthalf touchdowns. The Blue offensive line looked great leading the running of Pretz and Humphreys and briefly Leon Hardeman, who capped a march by several slashing drives and a score in the second quarter before a face injury caused his withdrawal. Looking May-June, 1 9 5 2

good in the offensive line for the Blues was Matt Lyons at tackle, freshmen Franklin Brooks and Dan Theodocian at guard and Dick Inman at center. Bill Teas, scampering sophomore, made one touchdown r u n of 35 yards as he outdistanced his pursuers. The first White score was made by Larry Ruffin, sensational runner from West Point, Ga., following the first Blue TD. Ruffin took the ball on his own 4-yard line and with tremendous speed and determination r a n straight up the middle for a touchdown. He was tagged by a few and almost knocked off his feet, but managed to stay on them and went all the way. Pepper Rodgers kicked his first extra point, which at the time, put the Whites ahead 7-6. After Hardeman and Teas had scored their touchdowns, freshman Jack Hall came in just before the half to hit Ruffin on the r u n for a 48-yard scoring play. At half-time, the score was 18-13 in favor of the Blues. Glenn Turner regained his old form and he and Johnny Hicks led a march, conducted by quarterback Hall, to a White score in the third quarter. Mott Morrison, defensive safety for the Whites, intercepted a pass, following which Pepper Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Dave Davis. Rodgers kicked the extra point, and again his toe proved to be responsible for a win. Brigman, Teas, and fullback Lynwood Roberts drove for the last talley in the fourth quarter, bringing the final score to 26-24, favor of t h e Whites. Those who missed the game for one reason or another were: Captain Hal Miller and Ben Daugherty tackles; Jeff Knox, Buck Martin, Joe Hall, Bev Cochran, ends; Hugh Hardison, guard; Milford Bennett, center; Charlie Brannon, Jakie Rudolph, Chappell Rhino, Larry Morris, and Skin Edge, backs. Your writer is not ordinarily an optimist, but based on hearsay, hearsee and guesswork, I think that Tech will be a stronger team than they were in '51. Never have we had such an array of fine fast backs as Leon Hardeman, Larry Ruffin, Larry Morris, Bill Teas, Johnny Hicks, Glenn Turner, Dick Pretz, George Humphreys, Lynwood Roberts and others. True, our quarterback is a question mark, but with Broyles coaching and the boys we have on hand, a satisfactory quarterback will be found among Brigman, Rodgers, Edge, and Hall. The secondary that last year successfully defended against some of the top passers in the country is returning intact. In addition, they will be supported by Mott Morrison, safety and Jimmy

Johnston, linebacker, who showed up well in the game. Such backs as Patterson, Moorehead, Brannon, Rudolph and Wright along with co-captain George Morris, Milford Bennett, Clyde Young, Pinky Hunt, and others should keep any team from running wild against Tech. Offensive ends should be unequaled in the conference. Buck Martin, Jeff Knox, Dave Davis, Henry Hair and Norman Hofferman are some of them. All are big and rangy. Offensive tackles need reserve strength. Offensive guards need e x p e r i e n c e . Offensive centers P e t e Brown and Dick Inman should be better than last year. Defensive end with Trainer, Hensley, Jones, Webster will be as good, if not better than last year. Defensive tackle should stand up as well as last year due to increased depth. Defensive guard will feature two potentially great players in Gossage and Vereen. Reserves should come along fast at this position. Your writer predicts a fine season, a great team, a good record.

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE — 1952 G R A N T FIELD CITADEL SEPT. 2 0 FLORIDA SEPT. 2 7 TULANE O C T . 11 AUBURN O C T . 18 V A N D E R B I L T (Homecoming) OCT. 2 5 ARMY NOV. 8 ALABAMA N O V . 15 FLA. STATE U N I V NOV. 2 2 GAMES A W A Y S . M . U . (Night Game) Dallas, Texas OCT. 4 DUKE, Durham, N . C NOV. 1 GEORGIA, Athens, Ga NOV. 2 9 ALL HOME GAMES START A T 2 : 3 0 E.S.T.

The man with the tennis racket in his hand is Allen Hardin, son of Ira Hardin, ME '24. His strong forte is not tennis as you might suspect from the picture, but badminton. He has won the Southern Championship for the last four years, and ranks well nationally. Allen was senior manager of last year's football team. 19

GOLF The Tech golf team had very good luck with all their opponents except their arch-rivals, the Bulldogs. The Georgia boys took them twice, with Tech closing the margin in the second match. Georgia, incidentally, won the Southeastern Conference team title. Tech got third place in the Southeastern Conference Meet: placing three men in the championship division. They were Tommy Bachman, C. Lamar Smith and Jakie Rudolph. Jakie Rudolph was the surprise of the team: holding the lead at the end of the third round in the SEC. Jakie, as you know, is safety man on the football team.

RACKET MEN Freshman Rod Lee, Coach "Shorty" Bortell, Senior Ed Van Winkle

TENNIS Coach Earl "Shorty" Bortell predicted that his tennis team would win about half of their matches, which is exactly what they did in dual competition. In the Southeastern Conference at New Orleans, they placed seventh out of twelve teams, which is not quite as good as they really are. The results:

The results: TECH

3 12 y 2

17 13>,4

14 12V2 2 >4

20 3rd P l a ce 91,4

Pete Ferris and Don Cole


OPPONENT U. of F l o r i d a Fla. S t a t e Emory Tennessee U. of F l o r i d a Emory Georgia Tennessee S.E.C. (Ga. 1st. LSU 2d) Vanderbilt Georgia

SCORE 24 141,4 1 31/2

13 51/2 241/2

7 81,4 161/2

TECH 7 6 2 1 6 I) 9 -1 7 8 0


OPPONENT Georgia Alabama Indiana Florida Miss. State Vanderbilt Emory Louisiana State Auburn Georgia Tennessee Southeastern Conf.

SCORE 2 3 7 8 3 8 0 5 2 1


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of 1952

Did you ever sit on the coaches' bench? Been in the dressing room between halves? "Yellow Jacket — C o n f i d e n t i a l " is an intimate, expertly written letter that puts you both on the scene and behind the scene with the Georgia Tech football team. Letters are written by Ed Danforth, who has covered Tech football since 1920; they reach you weekly during the football season, plus an " e x t r a " covering Spring practice. Tech a l u m n i , distant and near, enjoyed the inaugural series that followed the undefeated Orange Bowl team game by game. Be sure to get your name down for ' 5 2 ! USE THIS ORDER BLANK T o ED D A N F O R T H 3 0 5 3 W . Pine Valley Rd., N . W . A t l a n t a , Ga. Enclosed is my check for $ 4 . Enroll me for " Y e l l o w J a c k e t — C o n f i d e n t i a l . " Send Spring Practice Letter w i t h roster and regular game letters after each of the 11 scheduled games in 1 9 5 2 . 20

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" T h i s is the first year I have f e l t really close to the team since graduating in 1 9 2 8 . " — Thomas F. Faires, Memphis, Tenn.

• " C o n t i n u e my name for the 1 9 5 2 series. Your word pictures and interesting sidelights on the team have been w o n d e r f u l . " — E m i l B.Powell, Ocala, Fla.

" D a n f o r t h d i d a great job in keeping our a l u m n i close to our team and I hope the service is expanded in 1 9 5 2 . " Bobby Dodd, athletic director.

(NOTE: This service is not a function of the Athletic Assn. or Alumni Assn.) T H E GEORGIA TECH


with the CLUBS ATLANTA, GA. The Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Club was officially launched on Thursday night, April 24, at the Biltmore Hotel. 125 Tech men got together for the initial meeting to start the ball rolling. Speakers for the occasion were Price Gilbert, Jr., President of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, Blake R. Van Leer, President of Georgia Tech, Cherry L. Emerson, Tech's Vicepresident, and Athletic Director Bobby Dodd. A nominating committee of John C. Rogers, '19, Oliver H. Sale, '26, and Randolph Whitfield, '32, presented a slate of officers which was unanimously accepted by the group. Officers elected were: President: W. Howard Ector, '40; Vice-president: C. D. LeBey, '22; Vicepresident: John M. Nichols, '28; Secretary: Robert Tharpe, '34; Treasurer: J. Frank Willet, '45. The following committee chairmen were appointed: Legislative: Oscar'Davis, '22; Membership: James P. Poole, '42; Program: H. O. Ward, '42; Finance: Harold Montag, '18; Projects: Horace Holliman, '14; Publicity: James B. Ramage, '37.

BALTIMORE, MD. The Baltimore Tech Club met at Gunther Brewery's Tap Room for their spring meeting April 29. The program consisted of beer — elections — beer — speeches '— beer — movies — and beer. Officers elected for the coming year were, President: Quentin B. Farmer, '42; 1st Vice-president: Felix O. Cox, '42; 2nd Vice-president: Robert Seay, '39; Sec'y-Treasurer: Richard E. Jones, '48.. The next meeting is planned for J u n e 29. A party for the Tech men in the ROTC camps at Edgewood Arsenal and Aberdeen Proving Grounds is the purpose. Those present at the April 29 meeting were: Homes C. Barnes, Jr., '49; Charles K. Bautz, '36; P. C. Buck, '50; W. P. Calhoun, '48; Franklin C. Chalmers, '49 Felix O. Cox, '42; John R. Davis, '50 Quentin B. Farmer, '42; N. Elliott Felt Jr., '51; James H. Fisher, '49; Russell S Fisher, '37; "Ken" Garrett, '52; Wm. O Garrett, '43; Ben S. Goodwin, '39; Louis F. Grill, '42; Richard E. Jones, '48 Robert B. Kepp, '50; T. P. Kirkpatrick '16; Larry Ladler, '51; Charles F. "Jack' Lynch, '49; Bradford B. Maclntyre, '38 Albert B. Meador, '50; Jason T. Pate : '39; Wm. Pechulis, '44; John L. Pfeifer '41; John Ratcliffe, '49; Herman D Raynes, '48; William C. Ross, '43; Robert May-June,


Officers of the Atlanta Alumni Club pictured at the Biltmorje Hotel meeting, April 24, are: John M. Michols, '28, vice-president; Houiard Ector, '40, president; Bob Tharpe, '34, secretary; and J. Frank Willet, '45, treasurer. Missing from the picture is C. D. LeBey, '22, vice-president, who was in Europe at the time. Seay, '39; Grogan Shelor, '50; Herbert Smith, '50; Erich Sokolower, '48; Arthur Tewes, Jr., '47; Joe E. Todd, '50; Jack Wheeler, '52; Bob Williams, '51.

COLUMBUS, GA. The Columbus Georgia Tech Club had a very excellent turnout for its meeting of March 11. There were 94 alumni and guests present at the Country Club for the dinner meeting. Guests from Atlanta were coaches Broyles, Woodruff and Lyles and senior players from the Orange Bowl squad Darrell Crawford, Lum Snyder, Ray Beck, Pete Ferris, and George Maloof. The Club presented the players with a wallet for each of them. Coach Broyles gave an interesting talk and narrated the Orange Bowl game for them. A nominating committee consisting of Jack Gant, Chairman, Floyd Mitchell, Huck Camp and Miles Ferguson was appointed to present a slate of officers at the summer meeting. A Scholarship committee of Ed Swift, Jr., Chairman, Mark Rosenberg, A. Illges and Allen Bentley was appointed to study the beginning of a Columbus Scholarship to Tech. Bob Davis. 1947 All America, presided at the meeting.

MASSACHUSETTS CLUB The Georgia Tech Club of Massachusetts met at Blinstrub's Village, South Boston, on April 30, 1952. There were 15 alumni and one guest at the informal get-together. Those present were: Ronald L. Bacon, '50, Mortimer Goldman, '38, Graham Granger, '18, Ward Grantham, '30, A. W. Hill, '12, Harold A. Keane, '50, R. S. Oliver, '23, Leo Riley, '43, Saul Segal, '43, Sam Slicer, '39, Capt. J. P. Smith, '40, Hugh Stubbins, '33, Jim Thompson, '30, and Bill Whitty, '21. The next meeting will be held in November. Those who have not previously been contacted and are living in Massachusetts are asked to get in touch with W. H. Whitty, 124 Theodore Parker Rd., W. Roxbury, Mass., or J. R. Thompson, 1414 Statler Office Bldg., Boston 16, Mass. (Contimied

on page 24)

Our alumni get together in Boston

MEET YOUR Ivan Allen, Jr., '33, Pres. Ivan Allen-Marshall Co. Atlanta, Georgia

We thought that it would be a good idea for you to meet those men who represent you on the Board of Trustees.

Richard Roddey Garrison, '23 District Sales Manager Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Atlanta, Georgia

David Johnson Arnold, 18, Pres. Commercial Bank & Trust Co. Griffin, Georgia

Price Gilbert, Jr., '21 Retired Atlanta, Georgia

William Roane Beard, '40, Exec. Sec. Ga. Tech National Alumni Assoc. Atlanta, Georgia

John Fitten Glenn, '32, Asst. Pres. Citizens & Southern National Bank Atlanta, Georgia

Paul Anderson Duke, Jr., '45. Supv. Atlantic Steel Co. Atlanta, Georgia. Henry W. Grady, '18, Vice-Pres. Robinson-Humphrey Co. Atlanta, Georgia

Arthur Brannon Edge, Jr., '26, Pres. Callaway Mills LaGrange, Georgia

George W. Mathews, Jr., '48 Blue Bird Body Company Fort Valley, Georgia

ALUMNI TRUSTEES Here they are — members of the Tech National Alumni Association of Trustees; 100% for Tech.

Georgia Board

John Curtis Staton, '24, Vice-Pres. Coca-Cola Company Atlanta, Georgia

Ernest Briscoe Merry, Jr., '28 Vice-President & Secretary Merry Bros. Brick & Tile Co. Augusta, Georgia

Freeman Strickland, 24, Vice-Pres. First National Bank Atlanta, Georgia

Samuel Rees Parry, '20, Asst. Gen. Mgi. Combustion Engineering Superheater, Inc. Chattanooga, Tennessee William Clarke Wardlaw, Jr., '28, Pres. Wardlaw & Hunter, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia

Isham Malle Sheffield, Jr., '20, Viee-Pre? Life Insurance Company of Georgia Atlanta, Georgia

Eugene Clyde Smith, '27, Gen. Mgr. Hygeia Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Pensacola, Florida

Frank B. Williams, '20, Agent West Point Manufacturing Company West Point, Georgia

Charles Richardson Yates, '35 Southeastern Manager, Joshua L. Bailey & Co. Atlanta, Georgia

GEORGIA TECH CLUB OF NEW YORK Shown above are those who attended the April meeting at Rreves Sound Studios.


E. Reeves, '28,


First row: John L. Davidson, 15; J. E. Davenport, OX; C. S. Coleman, 22; J. Sidney Crane, 17; C. S. Hulbert, 34; Samuel C. Stovall, 22; L. D. Hays, 28; Paul A. Rhudy, 47; M. J. Tuny, 39; Wm. J. Cooper, 28; Herbert Boss, 48; Jack Holman, 28; Hazard E. Reeves, 28. Second row; Edgar Kobak, 18; W. R. Snyder, 08; Roland Gooch, 20; H. I. Castagnetta, Jr., 43; Bertram P. Bernstein, 43; Charles C. Covucci, 35; H. R. "Peter" Pund, 28; B. E. Gruters, 35; T. C. Marbut, 28; Guy A. Sackett, Jr., 35; C. A. Lundy, 27; Carl F. Phillips, 20; Amerigo R. Visco, 34; H. C. Van Arsdale, 41. Third row: John W. Morrisey, 35; R. D. McNeice, 20; J. A. Potter, 37; E. F. Powell, 29; A m brose J. Gegan, Jr., 40; Donald B. Salmon, 36; J. Albin Johnson, 12; J. F. Hohmann, 36; Ernest F. TiDpetts, 23; S. E. Bagley, 38; Max. Ohlman, 01; Max. Ohlman, Jr., Guest; Theodore Arno II, 48; Sam R. Phillips, 38; C. A. Castleberry, Guest; Ewan C. MacQueen, 38; L. B. Hazzard, Guest; Emory Breedlove, 50; J. G. Kearney, 43; Kenneth B. Hanft, 50; Marion Romer, 51; J. F. Nicholl, 27. Fourth row: Davenport Bryan, 11; William W. Stein, 43; Lewis C. Radford, Jr., 42; Scroop D. Hooker, 21; James B. Tharpe, 42; Vernon L. Borum, 2:i; George T. Stribling, 43; E. F. Moretta, 31; Nicholas J. Lobue, 33; Franklin R. Jenkins, 31; Franklin A. Watson, 50; Meredith H. O'Hara, 35; Arthur H. Christian, 42; Owen H. Godwin, 27; J. F. Richenaker, 43; Robert J. Williams, 43; J. C. Watkins, 50; Harold E. Masbak, Jr., 49.

HOUSTON, TEXAS The South Texas Georgia Tech Club met in Houston on April 7, 1952. Dean Lloyd Chapin, Dean of Faculties at Tech, was the principal speaker. 75 alumni turned out for the meeting. In addition to an excellent address by Dean Chapin, the Club viewed three different football films. The Orange Bowl, SMU and "Highlights of 1951" were shown.

SCHENECTADY, N. Y. The Schenectady chapter of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association held a Spring meeting at the Edison Club on April 24, 1952. The program included a resume of the President's Report by "Chuck" Collins, ME '48, and a report by Hal Gettings, NS '46, on contacting high school seniors of the area who are interested in attending engineering schools. Discussion was held on plans for presenting such prospective freshmen with the advantages of an engineering education at Georgia Tech. Included in the evening's business was the election of officers for '52-53; the results were as follows: President: John Huskisson, IM '51; Sec.-Treasurer: Hal Gettings, NS '46; Social Chairman: "Chuck" Collins ME '48; Publicity Chairman: Clarence Sweets IE '51. The following members were present at the meeting: Leo T. Bowles, EE, '48; Donald F. Clow; "Chuck" Collins, ME 24

'48; D. J. Deiters, ME '47; Bruno Damioli, ME '47; W. E. Evans, IM '51; Hal Gettings, NS '46; Charlie W. Helzer, EE '45; John C. Huskisson, IM '51; Robert E. Humphreys, AE '42; Leslie M. Jones, EE '41; D. C. Kyker, EE 46; Phillip L. Scarff, EE '46; John C. Sloan, EE '19; Marvin H. Stuart, IM '51.

WASHINGTON, D. C. On May 2, 1952, the Washington Chapter of the Georgia Tech Alumni held a Spring Dinner-Dance at the Officers' Mess, Naval Gun Factory. Backfield Coach Frank Broyles came up and showed the film "Highlights of the 1951 Football Season". He also gave us a prospectus of next year's football team which indicated another good season. Henry M. Sweeny, 1934, and Dr. S. Gordon Green, 1915, retired as President and Vice-President respectively, and T. J. Siegler, 1934, and Ralph Lovell, 1927, were installed as President and Vice-President respectively. A. Richard Stirni will continue as Secretary-Treasurer. Dancing continued until midnight and some reminiscing parties went beyond that. Sincerely,

A. Richard Stirni

WEST POINT, GA. The Valley Georgia Tech Club met on Saturday, May 10, at the Shawmut Cafeteria. Approximately 30 alumni were present. The meeting followed an afternoon golf match between the West Point Alumni and friends and the Atlanta Alumni and friends. The Atlanta Alumni apparently didn't have enough friends, since they were soundly beaten. Seriously West Point literally took them apart, and legally too. Guests at the Alumni meeting were Dean George Griffin, Coach F r a n k Broyles, Dr. Allan Topp, of the Chemistry School, Roane Beard, Alumni Secretary, John Barnett of LaGrange, and Howard Ector of Atlanta. Coach Broyles and Dean Griffin gave interesting talks about Tech, following which there was a question period, mostly about football personnel. A nominating committee of Bill Spell, Haley Ector and Ivie Murray nominated a slate of officers, which were unanimously elected. They are: President: George "Mutt" Manning, '47; Vice-president: John E. Glenn, '25; Sec-Treas.: Robert B. Watkins, '48. Having mentioned above that the Atlanta would-be golfers had lost to our West Point Alumni, it would not do to keep quiet about what our LaGrange Alumni and friends did to us. They beat us here and at LaGrange by sizeable margins in each case. They were led by A. B. "Skin" Edge, who has coach Frank Broyles' number. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

NEWS OF THE ALUMNI ou (gladded



James F. Towers, ME '01, of New York City, represented Col. Blake Van Leer at the inauguration of Mr. Lewis W. Jones as the new president of Rutgers University on May 8.



Joseph A. Hall, Jr., '04, died April 16 in an Atlanta hospital. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Hall had been associated with W. D. Hall, Inc., for 25 years. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph L. Stradley, Dunwoody; and a son, Joseph A. Hall III.



Edgar Kobak, '18, has been elected president of the Advertising Research Foundation. He will initiate a study of the foundation's program and make recommendations for enlarging service to its members, who total 125 of the country's largest advertisers, agencies, and media. Mr. Kobak is the past chairman of the board and now chairman of the executive committee of the Broadcast Advertising Bureau, a director of the Advertising Council, and a director of the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters.

outstanding performance beyond normal responsibility as a result of his power work as post co-ordinator of the Roseford Ordnance. He is survived by his wife, and daughter, Mrs. K. E. Campbell, of Cincinnati, and a son, William, now a student at Tech.

1922 Albert W. Rose, EE '22, was recently elected president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. Norman E. Stambaugh, EE '22, and Julian C. Jett, Arch '28, have established a partnership and opened the Arm of Stambaugh and Jett, Architects, in the Rhodes Building, 78 Marietta St., N. W., Atlanta. Mr. Stambaugh has had his own office since 1931, while Mr. Jett has been with the firm of Bush-Brown, Gailey & Heffernan.


1919 Julian T. Hightower, TE '19, has been elected president of the Thomaston Mills, becoming the third son of the company's founder, R. E. Hightower, Sr., to hold the presidency. He is filling the vacancy created by the death of Rob. E. Hightower, '12. As executive vice-president, he has been in charge of manufacturing, and during the years has been extremely active in building up the Mill properties. He was responsible for the building the Thomaston Bleachery.



Donald George Humphrey, ME '20, died March 22 after a short illness. He was a power representative for the Toledo Edison Company, by whom he was employed for thirty years. During World War II, he received an award for meritorious service and May-June,


Bates, of Charleston, S. C ; three sisters, Mrs. William Summerall and Mrs. George Crawley, of Waycross, Ga., and Mrs. Thadius Danke, of Brunswick, Ga.; and six brothers, Leonard, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Hugh, Robert, Richard, Claude, and George, all of Waycross, Ga. Jesse Jewell, '23, of Gainesville, Ga., has been elected as a new member of the board of directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce. President of the J. D. Jewell Co., Inc., he is immediate past president of the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce, and a past president of the Southeastern Egg and Poultry Association. Ralph E. Manning, EE '23, has been with the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company since leaving Tech 32 years ago. He is now a supervising equipment engineer for the Florida Division, and lives in Jacksonville. W. A. Ross, Jr., '23, has been transferred by the Linde Air Products Company from Jacksonville, Fla., to Atlanta. He is now manager of oxygen therapy.


1923 J. P. Murdaugh, ME '23, has been named general sales manager of Race and Race, Inc., world's largest manufacturer of aluminum irrigation systems. In this capacity, he will be in charge of sales in all states and many foreign countries. Mr. Murdaugh formerly was sales manager for Florida, and he resides in Winter Haven. Winton E. Bates, EE, '23, died suddenly April 20 in Altoona, Pa., of a heart attack. At the time of his death, he was sales manager for A & P Food Stores in the Buffalo-Syracuse area. He is survived by his wife, Helen Dixon Bates; his mother, Mrs. Margaret

Paul M. McLarty, '32, has achieved membership in the Leaders Round Table of Georgia for 1952, sponsored by the Georgia State Association of Life Underwriters. Mr. McLarty, who is married to the former Miss Marie Garrett of Butler, Ga., lives at 868 Kipling Drive, N. W., Atlanta. They have three children, Paul, Jr., Merryl, and Martha.

1933 J. M. Cheatham, '33, has been elected president of the Cotton Manufacturers Association of Georgia. He is president of Dundee Mills, Rushton Cotton Mills and Lowell Bleachery South of Griffin, Ga., and of the Hartwell Mills of Hartwell and Toccoa, Ga. The election took place at the Association's 52nd annual meeting held in Boca Raton, Fla., on April 18. (Photo next page.) John T. Clark, '33, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel of the 3131st Station Compliment. He is the officer in charge of the Macon Veterans Administration Office.


Lt. Comdr. Joseph W. Morgan, '41, has been assigned to duty as InspectorInstructor for Naval Reserve in Augusta, Ga. Since his recall to active duty in October 1950, he has been serving on the battleship USS New Jersey, recently returned from service in Korean waters. Lt. Comdr. Morgan is married to the former Miss Jean Mcintosh, and they have two children, Bonnie Jean, age seven, and Lachlan Mcintosh, three.

1942 J. "MAC" CHEATHAM, '33

1934 Frank M. Ridley, '34, is in charge of the new Atlanta office of Marsh & McLennan, Inc., national insurance brokers of New York City. Mr. Ridley, in the insurance business for 16 years, is a vice-president and trustee of the Atlanta Community Chest; vice-president and director of the Atlanta area council of the Boy Scouts of America, member of the board of the Atlanta Chapter of American Red Cross, and was 1951 cochairman of the Community Chest Campaign in Atlanta.

C. Buck LeCraw, '42, Atlanta manager of the State Life Insurance Company, was "leader of the field" in March among 24 states in which the company operates. In a contest held recently Mr. LeCraw sold $135,000 in life insurance for the month, to hit first place in the nation. Charles E. Turner, '42, has reported to the U. S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Corry Field, Pensacola, Fla., and is undergoing training in instrument and night flying.


BORN: To Allen Morris, '36, and Mrs Morris, of Coral Gables, Fla., a son, William Allen, on April 11. Mrs. Morris is the former Miss Ida Akers, of Atlanta. Born: To William S. Ginn, '36, and Mrs. Ginn, a son, William S. Jr., on March 13 in Pittsfield, Mass. Mrs. Ginn is the former Miss Judy Colt, of Pittsfield.

1941 Dominic Danna, ChE '41, will become assistant chief engineer of the Monsanto Chemical Company's Western Division plant in St. Louis effective June 1. He has been with Monsanto since graduation. 26

1944 MARRIED: Louis Palmer Bondurant, Jr., '44, and Miss Fran Rhea Ward, both of Atlanta, were married in May. Mr. Bondurant is now associated with L. P. Bondurant and Sons. BORN: To Roe D. McBurnett, Jr., EE '44, and Mrs. McBurnett, a son, Roe David McBurnett III, on February 20 in Toccoa, Ga. Mr. McBurnett is a Patent Attorney for R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. He received his LLB degree from George Washington University in November 1951, and is now a member; of the bar of the District of Columbia.


MARRIED: Thomas Edward Brewer, '35, and Miss Ann Sanders were married April 12 in the chapel of the Haygood Memorial Methodist Church. They are now living at 484 North Highland Ave., N.E., Atlanta. BORN: To Wright Tomberlin Paulk, '35, and Mrs. Paulk, a son, Wright Tomberlin, Jr., on April 26 at the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Paulk is the former Miss Frances Butters. Claude D. Cotton, '35, has been elected a vice president of the Birmingham Southern Railroad. With the railroad since 1936, he was formerly assistant vice-president.



BORN: To George T. Marchmont, Jr., '45, and Mrs. Marchmont, a son, George Terry III, on February 12 at Memphis, Tenn. Honorable mention to George T. Marchmont, Sr., EE '07, and Mrs. Marchmont, of Dallas, Tex.



1943 Capt. Thomas J. Reid, TE '43, was the captain of the plane that crashed in Elizabeth, N. J., on January 22 taking thirty lives, including his own. A pilot for American Airlines, Capt. and Mrs. Reid were living in Elizabeth at the time of the accident. Bobby Sheldon, '43 and Jack O. King, '42, have formed their own company as distributors for Mystik tape products. They have a complete line of industrial and retail cloth and paper pressure sensitive tapes. The office and warehouse is located at 1004 Hemphill Avenue, N.W., Atlanta.

Capt. Bernard Abrams, '46, has returned to his home in Atlanta after being wounded in action in Korean fighting. His father, A. R. Abrams, made an unprecedented trip to Osaka, Japan, to be at his bedside. ENGAGED: Robert T. Voyles, '46, and Miss Betty Sue Rowland. The wedding will take place J u n e 7 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Mr. Voyles is employed by John M. Avent, industrial engineers.

1947 Arthur M. Dowell, Jr., Chem '47, has been awarded a graduate fellowship in the natural sciences for the 1952-53 year by the National Science Foundation. MARRIED: A. J. Schroeder, ME '47, married Miss Janet Louise Campbell on March 1 at the Peachtree Road Presbyterian Church. They will reside at 4146 Caldwell Road, Brookhaven, Ga. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

1948 ENGAGED: William Davis Clark, '48, to Miss Jean Howard Coulter, of Tulsa, Okla. The wedding will take place in early June. Mr. Clark is now connected with the General Electric Supply Corporation in Dallas, where the couple will reside. Lt. William H. Gleason, '48, is serving as assistant staff judge advocate for the I Corps in Korea. A graduate in law from Vanderbilt University, Lt. Gleason was employed as an attorney in Melbourne, Fla., before entering the Army in April 1951. MARRIED: Lt. William Wayne Graham IM '48, and Miss Nancy Candler were married in Atlanta last month. A veteran of World War II, Lt. Graham is now on active duty as a jet pilot with the U. S. Air Force at Williams A. F. Base, Chandler, Arizona. Martin Lewis Gursky, '48, has been initiated into Vanderbilt University chapter of the Sigma Xi, national honor fraternity,.-for research scientists. He is working toward a PhD degree in the Vanderbilt Graduate School.

Don G. Kennedy, '49, is now connected with Hazeltine Electronics Corp., Little Neck, L. I., N. Y., as a Coordinating Engineer. Prior to going to work for them, he received his Master's in EE from Cornell. Don boasts that he is still single. Leo Henry Klosterman, Jr., '49, was married to Miss Peggy Marie Travis at Broadway Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 22. They are living in Knoxville, were Mr. Klosterman is a design engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority. O . j MARRIED: D. M. Kyfe, MS-AE '49, and Miss Nancy Elizabeth Dendy on September 11, 1951, at the Fiirst Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Fla. Ralph E. Manning, Jr., IE '49, is now flying combat missions in a jet fighter plane over Korea. He has been on active duty with the Air Force since March 1, 1951. Prior to this he was assigned to the position of Local Traffic Manager with the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Nashville. He is married to the former Miss Sara Vaughan, of near Cartersville, Ga., and they have one son, Raymond Lee. His present address is: 1st Lt. R. E. Manning, 319th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, APO 970, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. O. L. O'Daniel, ME '49, field manager of the Ford Division's Charlotte Sales District, recently attended the Ford Motor Company's Merchandising School at company headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.


1949 Pfc. Homer C. Barnes, ChE '49, was recently commended for outstanding achievement while on special assignment for the Army Chemical Corps. He was on assignment to the Boston Chemical Procurement District, and was cited for his efficiency in setting up, calibrating and training operators for Eyepiece Leakage Machines. Howard F. Ghormley, EE '49, was killed in an automobile accident March 15, 1952 in Texas. Mr. Ghormley, an engineer with Schlumberger Well Surveying Corp., was on his way to a field position when the car he was driving went out of control. It is presumed that he was trying to dodge some cattle in the road. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Betty Ann McDonald, of Gainesville, Ga. Horace G. Killebrew, Jr., CE '49, is residing at 328 West College Avenue, Decatur, Ga. May-June, 1952

MARRIED: Leonard B. Sheffield, Jr., '49, of Tampa. Fla., was married to Miss Mildred Straughn Harris, of Greensboro, N. C , on May *3. The ceremony took place in the Grace Methodist Church of Greensboro. Mr. Sheffield has just received a discharge from the U. S. Air Force, where he held the rank of first lieutenant in the intelligence department. MARRIED: Richard Hansford Wood, IE '49, and Miss Martha Giles were married May 9 at the Tattnall Square Baptist Church. Mr. Wood is now associted with the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company in Atlanta.

ENGAGED: Joseph James Cordova, EE '50, of Jonesboro, Ga., to Miss Jacqueline Norman, of Waycross. The wedding will take place in June. Mr. Cordova is a field engineer for the Georgia Power Company in the Jonesboro district. ENGAGED: Harmon Aloysius Corley, Jr., IE '50, to Miss Patricia Ann Lee, The marriage will take place in Atlanta in the early fall. Mr. Corley is now a cadet in the Naval Aviation program in Pensacola, Fla. MARRIED: William A. Johnson, CerE '50, was married to Miss Miriam Landstrom, of Cleveland, Ohio, on May 30. Mr. Johnson is working for Ferro Corporation in Cleveland. MARRIED: Howard Crumley Johnston, '50, was married to Miss Barbara Kate Wilson on May 17 in the garden of the home of the bride's family, Terrapin Farms, in Atlanta. Mr. Johnston is sales manager of the Machine Tool and Engineering Corporation. BORN: To John W. Lay, Jr., IE '50, and Mrs. Lay, a son, John W. Ill, on J a n u a r y 25 in Detroit. Mr. Lay has completed a year and a half of the four-year informal sales engineering training program with Mechanical Handling Systems, Inc., Detroit. William H. Saunders III, IE '50, of New Orleans, La., graduated from Officers Candidate School at Newport, R. I. recently. MARRIED: Tirrie James Stephens, Jr., '50, and Miss Barbara Jean Jones were married May 25 at the Edgewood Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mr. Stephens is employed by Horne-Wilson, Inc. A. Dewey Williams, '50, personnel director of the Savannah Machine and Foundry Company, has announced a new comprehensive apprenticeship program for the company. The program, worked out by Mr. Williams, local labor unions, and the federal government, is a new co-operative effort of management, labor, and government. Mr. Williams has been commended by Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin, and many companies have requested special information oh the plan.

1950 ENGAGED: Brantly M. Callaway, Jr., '50, to Miss Farrice Owens. The wedding will take place June 14 at Druid Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Callaway is now associated with the Dettelbach Chemical Company of Atlanta. ENGAGED: Sam Carastro, EE '50, to Miss Gloria Ellen Harris, of Atlanta. Mr. Carastro is associated with Maurice H. Connell, consulting engineers, Miami.

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Charles M. McQuaid, ME '50, is now serving with the Army, and is stationed at Red River Arsenal in Texarkana, Texas. Raymond L. Sutton, IM '50, will head a new sales and service office for the Tractor and Industrial Engine Division of Ford Motor Company in Southeastern states. He will have headquarters in Atlanta, and offices in Charlotte, Memphis, New Orleans, and Jacksonville. MARRIED: Leonard M. Wylie, '50, and Miss Dorothy Lee King were married May 3 in the chapel of the Glenn Memorial Church in Atlanta. Mr. Wylie is employed by Tennessee Corporation Research Laboratories in College Park. ENGAGED: Lt. William James Yopp, Jr., IM '50, to Miss Martha Elizabeth Fortson, of Atlanta. The wedding will take place in June, Lt. Yopp is stationed in Topeka, Kansas as a B-29 pilot with the Strategic Air Command of the Air Force.




MARRIED: Henry Colvin Franklin, '51, and Miss Betty Jean Wood were married March 22 in the chapel of the Peachtree Christian Church. J. L. Gnann, '51, has been recalled to active duty in the Navy and is now serving as an ensign in the Korean Combat Area. ENGAGED: William Archie Gresham, Jr., ChE '51, to Miss Anne Hathaway Sears, both of Atlanta. Mr. Gresham has been associated with the Celanese Corporation of America in their research department in Rome since graduation. The wedding will take place in June. ENGAGED: John Henry Gutzke, '51, to Miss Jane Mason Edwards. The wedding will take place in early June. Mr. Gutzke has recently accepted a position with the Hopkins Engineering Company of Washington. D. C , and is stationed in Vallejo, Calif. Stanley T. Jakubowski, CE '51, is employed by the Utica Drop Forge Tool Co., Truck Route, Utica, N. Y.


ENGAGED: Lt. John Bryan Bradley, '51, to Miss Emily Jane Fraser, of Atlanta. Lt. Bradley is on active duty with the U. S. Army, stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala.

ENGAGED: Ensign Erman Ray Dotson, Jr., '51, to Miss Gloria Inez Gunter, of Atlanta and Monroe. The wedding will take place J u n e 14 in the chapel of the Peachtree Christian Church. Ens. Dotson is on temporary duty with the Service School Command, U. S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111. 28

BORN: To Zelvin Levine, ChE '51, and Mrs. Levine, a son, Michael Neil, on March 15. Mr. and Mrs. Levine reside at 108 Tacoma Road, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 2nd Lt. Edward G. Martin, IM '51, is now serving on Okinawa as commanding officer of the 16th Motor Maintenance Co. MARRIED: Gaillard Ellison Mende, '51, and Miss Gloria Jean Tomlin, of Daytona Beach, Fla., were married last month. Mr. Mende is associated with the New York Life Insurance Co. MARRIED: James Gerald Clyde Moody, '51, and Miss Evelyn Moore were married March 30 at the First Baptist Church in Panama City. Mr. Moody is an electronic scientist at the U. S. Navy Mine Countermeasures Station in Panama City. MARRIED: Lt. Robert Raymond Patterson, Jr., Arch '51, and Miss Betty Jean Pinson were married May 25 at the Capitol View Baptist Church in Atlanta. Lt. Patterson is in training with the U. S. Marine Corps at Fort Knox, Ky. ENGAGED: John E. Pippin, EE '51, and Miss Barbara Ann Pippin, of Fairfax, Ala. The wedding will take place J u n e 15 at the Fairfax Methodist Church. Mr. Pippin is now a research assistant at the State Engineering Experiment Station at Georgia Tech, and is studying for his Master's Degree in electrical engineering.

ENGAGED: Lt. Thomas Augustus Bartenfeld, Jr., '51, to Miss Mary Ann Little John. The wedding will take place J u n e 7 at the Peachtree Road Methodist Church. Lt. Bartenfeld is now serving in the Air Force, stationed at Spence Field, Moultrie.

BORN: To William C. Brown, TE '51, and Mrs. Brown, a son, William Carter, on December 24, 1951 at the Greenville General Hospital. Mrs. Brown is the former Miss Mary Paul Carter, of Atlanta.


JOSEPH A. JUHLIN. JR., '51 Ens. Joseph A. Juhlin, Jr., ME '51, has been assigned to the destroyer escort (radar) USS Otterstetter, presently at the Charleston, S. C. Naval Shipyard. He is married to the former Miss Ida Margaret Oschman, of Atlanta, and they are living in Charleston. MARRIED: Ens. William Pentecost Kenyon, IM '51, was married to Miss Tallulah Williamson, of Atlanta, on March 23 at the First Methodist Church of Atlanta. Ens. Kenyon is stationed in Norfolk.

2nd Lt. Cecil L. Ramsey, Jr., ChE '51, has been assigned to Redstone Arsenal, key Ordinance Corps rocket and guided missile center, as an instructor in a guided missile course. ENGAGED: William Monroe Robertson, Jr., IM '51, to Miss Elizabeth Ann Addams. The wedding will take place J u n e 14. Mr. Robertson is employed by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, and the couple plan to make their home in Atlanta. ENGAGED: Ens. John Wesley Simmons III, EE '51, to Miss Dorothy Valeria Calhoun, of Atlanta and Colquitt. The wedding will take place J u n e 7. Ens. Simmons is now serving aboard a destroyer with the U. S. Navy. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

2nd Lt. Robert W. Smith, CE '51, is stationed with the Eighth Division's Specialist Training Regime at Fort Jackson, S. C. Prospects for Fort Jackson's 1952 track team were bolstered considerably when Smith, a track star during his days at Tech, reported for workouts. MARRIED: Wray Grason Succop, Arch '51, and Miss Virginia Gwendolyn Lenkerd were married May 11 at the Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta. Mr. Succop is employed by Gregson and Ellis, Architects, in Atlanta. Burney L. Tucker, Jr., Arch '51, was recently presented awards for outstanding airmanship as a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps in World War II. The award ceremony was telecast over KPHO-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, and the presentation was made by Gov. Howard J. Pyle of Arizona. The awards were the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star in lieu of second, third, and fourth Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Air Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second through sixteenth Air Medals. Mr. Tucker is now employed by Varney and Associates, Architects and Engineers in Phoenix.

CECIL L. RAMSEY, JR., '51 Lt. (j. g.) Arthur J. Van Suetendael III, CE '51, is serving as executive officer, second in command, on the minesweeper USS Curlew off the northeast coast of Korea. He was assigned to the USS Curlew in September, after completing a course at the U. S. Naval CIC Team Training Center in Boston, Mass.

1952 Marcus C. Adams, Robert B. Sayer, William R. Shawver, Ernest C. Scheller, and Stuart L. Richmond, all '52, have been called into the Air Force and were stationed at Lockland AFB, San Antonio. They arrived at the same time and rented a furnished house in San Antonio together. Sayer has gone to Keesler AFB in Biloxi for an electronics course, Adams will also take an electronics course at May-June, 1952




Keesler, Scheller is attending a weapons course at Lowry AFB in Denver, and Richmond is attending the Armament Systems School at Lowry. Albert Joseph Bouvette, ChE '52, of Atlanta, has received his commission as ensign in the Naval Reserve from the Officer Candidate School at Newport, R. I. Charles Henry Eitel, Jr., IE '52, of Savannah, Ga., received a commission as ensign from the Naval Officers Candidate School at Newport, R. I., recently. Billy Baker Holland, Arch '52, of Statesboro, Ga., recently received a commission in the Naval Reserve at Newport, R. I. Eugene E. Holman, IM '52, is working with Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company at their Baltimore plant. He has finished the training course and is now a production foreman in the Making Ivory Bar Department. Marion H. Massee i n , '52, of Fitzgerald, Ga., received a commission as ensign from the U. S. Naval Officers Candidate School at Newport, R. I. ENGAGED: Lt. Mason Harris McKnight, Jr., CE '52, to Miss Alice Mitchell Davis, of Atlanta. Lt. McKnight is stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. MARRIED: Paul Eugene Peniston III, TE '52, and Miss Laura Pinckard Tatum were wed May 27 in a ceremony taking

place at the Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mr. Peniston, now serving with the U. S. Navy, is stationed at Newport, R. I., where he is attending Officers Candidate School. ENGAGED: Ens. Travis L. Story, Jr., IM '52, to Miss Glenna Shirley Zent. The wedding will take place June 14 at the Mikell Chapel of St. Philip's Cathedral in Atlanta. Ens. Story is now on Navy duty in the Mediterranean. ENGAGED: Charles Harold Taylor, ME '52, to Miss Bettye Louise Milton of Waycross, Ga. Mr. Taylor is a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army. Milton Edward Volker, CE '52, of Baltimore, Md., has been commissioned as ensign in the Naval Reserve at Newport, R. I.

To prove that Tech is still providing the Ordnance Officers, here are 7 of them at Aberdeen Proving Ground. They are Edwin R. Purcell, ME '51; J. C. Campbell, ME '50; Herbert J. Kizer, IM '51; Kenneth B. Clary, ME '51; Victor J. Caruso, ME '51; and Gordon E. Dasher, ME '51. 29

















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SPICER WINS SIGMA XI AWARD Dr. W. M. Spicer, professor of chemistry at t h e Georgia Institute of Technology, is t h e recipient of this year's Sigma Xi Award, it was announced by Dr. I. E. Perlin, president of the Sigma Xi Club. The prize, in the amount of $300, is awarded annually by the Georgia Tech society for t h e best research paper by a faculty member published during the past year. Second prize, in t h e amount of $100, went to Dr. W. T. Ziegler, chemical engineering and research professor. Honorable mention was given to a joint paper by Dr. R. D. Teasdale, electrical engineering, and Mr. Roy A. Martin, engineering experiment station; and to a paper co-authored by Mr. Clyde Orr, Jr., and Mr. P. T. Bankston, both of the engineering experiment station. The winners will be honored at a banquet on J u n e 4 in Brittain Dining Hall, at which time Dr. Spicer will deliver the Sigma Xi Lecture. The officers of t h e club consist of President Perlin, Dr. H. H. Cudd, vice-



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WITH THE X CORPS IN KOREA — Two Decatur, Ga., b r o t h e r s w e r e brought together in Korea recently by a Communist self-propelled gun. It all happened when Lt. Thomas W. McGeever, ChE. '51, of 102 Mockingbird Lane, Decatur, Ga., a forward observer for t h e 2d Chemical Mortar Battalion, spotted the enemy gun. Picking up the phone, h e called the artillery fire support control center. When the gun was taken care of, the telephone rang again and Lieutenant McGeever picked it up. On the end of the line was his brother, Pvt. James R. McGeever, '53, switchboard operator at the Corps Artillery S-3 (operations) section who w a s on duty when his brother called in the target. The two m e n h a d not previously known each other's whereabouts in Korea. Lieutenant McGeever had been in the combat zone for three months b u t his brother had just recently arrived.

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1953 ENGAGED: Edward Russell Holladay, '53, to Miss Eva Wheeler Reid. The wedding will take place in the late summer. Mr. Holladay is an aviation cadet in the U. S. Naval Air Corps at Pensacola, Fla.







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TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT— Receivers, Transmitters and Studio Equipment.

ELECTRON TUBE DEVELOPMENT— Receiving, Transmitting, Cathode-Ray, Phototubes and Magnetrons.

COMMUNICATIONS— Microwave, Mobile Aviation and Specialized Military Systems.

RADAR— Circuitry, Antenna Design, Computer, ServoSystems, and Information Display Systems.

SYSTEMS PLANNING and DESIGN— Missile Guidance, Radar and Fire Control.

SERVO MECHANISMS— Instrument and Power Servos, Amplifiers and Power Supplies.



If you desire to consider any of the positions listed, •write us for a personal interview—include a complete resume of your education and experience. Send resume to: MR. ROBERT E. McQUISTON, Manager Specialized Employment Division, Dept. 1 4 7 E Radio Corporation of America 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 20, N. Y.

RADIO May-June, 1952




Precision Power Gear Drives, Precision Instrument Gear Drives, Lightweight Shock and Vibration Structures to House Electronic Equipment, and Antenna Structures.

COMPUTER DEVELOPMENT and DESIGN Digital and Analog Computers, Magnetic Recording, Pulse Circuitry, Storage Components, and Systems Design.










As Electricity Goes—So Goes Progress! IANT TRANSFORMERS like these play an important part in the distribution of electric power—help reduce the cost of electric current in your home and in all the industries that contribute to national progress.


They represent just one item in a complete line of Allis-Chalmers-built electrical equipment which includes turbines, generators, motors, switchgear and many others. Throughout the world, men in every

major industry look to Allis-Chalmers for specially designed equipment—take advantage of this company's wide machinebuilding experience. It simplifies any buyer's problem to order from a single source with a single responsibility for designing, building, and installing equipment. Wherever you may travel you'll find Allis-Chalmers machinery and equipment aiding industrial progress. ALLIS-CHALMERS MANUFACTURING COMPANY

General Machinery Div., Milwaukee i, Wisconsin,


Texrope is an Allis-Chalmers Trademark.



Clearing the track of clickety-clack You can ride in comfort on longer-lasting rails because the song of the track is being stilled Like the paddleboat whistle on the river, the clickety-clack of wheels on rails is on its way to becoming a memory. This familiar clatter and chatter has been like music to some of us when we travel. But it's been a headache to others . . . particularly our railroads. Wheels pounding on rail joints cause jolting and wear as well as noise. And wear means expensive repair or replacement of rails and the bars that connect them. ELIMINATING RAIL J O I N T S - ' R i b b o n r a i l " is becoming important news because it provides a way to solve the high cost of joint maintenance by eliminating the joints themselves.

cause of expansion and contraction under extreme changes in weather and temperature. "Ribbonrail" engineering has solved this problem . . . reduced rail maintenance cost, and created the comfort of a smoother, quieter ride. A UCC DEVELOPMENT-"Ribbonrail" is a development of the people of Union Carbide. It is another in the long list of achievements they have made during 40 years of service to the railroads of America. STUDENTS a n d STUDENT A D V I S E R S Learn more about the many fields in which Union Carbide offers career opportunities. Write for the free illustrated booklet "Products and Processes" which describes the various activities of UCC in the fields

RAILS BY THE MILE-"Ribbonrail" is formed by welding the rails together under pressure in the controlled heat of oxy-acetylene flames. The welding is done on the job before the rails are laid . . . and they become continuous ribbons of steel up to a mile or more in length. Mile-long lengths of rail in use may seem impossible beUCC's Trade-marked



PLASTICS. Ask for booklet



of A Hoys, Carbons,






and Plastics

N E W V O It K

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P R E S T - O - L I T E Acetylene • LINDE Oxygen • PRESTONE and T R E K Anti-Freezes • B A K E L I T E , K R E N E . and VINYLITE Plastics • SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS


ELECTROMET Alloys and Metals • EVEREADY Flashlights and Batteries


Ask for it either way . .. both trade-marks mean the same thing.

Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Vol. 30, No. 05 1952  

A publication of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.