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(UMfttffl For the second year in a row Tech has come out of the Sugar Bowl with a convincing victory and a bad press. One thing about this year's game that differed from the '53 classic is that our opponent received even a worse press than accorded us. Quite a few alumni have questioned the selection of the Sugar Bowl as Tech's postseason game this year. It can be explained by one statement — the team elected the New Orleans game. Coach Dodd has always left the selection of a bowl game up to a vote of the boys on the team. This year was no exception. The boys would rather go to New Orleans because it is closer to Atlanta than any other bowl site of equal importance. The nearness of New Orleans means that more of the boys' families could attend the game. So New Orleans it was. • • • • • You will notice that we have changed the style and format of the ON THE HILL page in this issue. We have done away with the straight news style and substituted a narrative of happenings on the campus for the past three months. It was written by a student. His name — you guessed it, George P. Burdell, '56. • • • • • We had planned to do a three page spread on the Tech publications for the last issue of the ALUMNUS. But somewhere along the way we overwrote the sports section and ended up with only a single page article — a reprint from the ENGINEER. This issue we are printing the other two pages — one


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Our center page double spread is an excellent aerial view of the campus taken during the Georgia-Tech game this past Fall. It shows the new library and the other new additions to the campus clearly. With a magnifying glass we ascertained that the photo was taken during the first quarter of the game as Tech was lining up to kick its second PAT. The scoreboard read 13-0 which made the task easy. The photo was taken by Bobby Sorrell and was given to us by Dean George Griffin. If you are careful about removing the staples, the double page may be taken out and framed. It's one of the best aerial shots ever taken of the campus. • • • • • RECENT n e w s a r t i c l e datelined Washington, D. C , states simply that Lt. Col. William Gay Thrash, '39, of the United States Marines is to be one of the five marines decorated for their conduct as PWs during the recent Korean crisis. The announcement went on to say that the awards are based on "outstanding leadership notwithstanding communist punishment, rejection of communist philosophy at a great risk of life, encouraging fellow prisoners to resist red coercion and similar acts." We talked to Gay Thrash during his recent stay in Atlanta. P r o v i d i n g Marine security wills it, we hope to



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give them permanent possession of the trophy. The boys really go all out on have an exclusive story from him in the their exhibits — for instance, the "trannear future. sit gang" put in over 2,000 man-hours on their winning exhibit. If you're in Atlanta during the weekend, Feb. 25-27, HE state Engineering Experiment come on out to t h e campus and look Station on the campus is one of t h e around at the inventiveness of the '54 research agencies largely responsible for Tech students. The experiment station the happy marriage of pure science and is also holding open house during the industry that has meant so much to the weekend. progress of the South in recent years. Our feature photo-text story in this issue is devoted to the operations of t h e HEN the Nov.-Dec. issue of the station. It starts on page 6 under the magazine reached us, w e took one title "From Peanuts to Platinum." Odom look at the cover and were slightly Fanning, the station's n e w publications appalled at what w e saw. The engraver director penned it for us. The photos a r e has goofed slightly and there was a n by Cecil Allen, one of our favorite overlap of the cover photo and the logophotographers. type (signature plate). There wasn't too much w e could do about it then, so w e just tried to forget about it. The followOB interview time has hit the campus ing day our weekly issue of LIFE again. The companies, big and small, reached us. It made us very happy; are pouring their representatives on- they had experienced the same difficulty to the campus in search of engineers. on a much larger scale. If the proTech's Placement Director, Fred Ajax, fessionals can do it — so can we amais doing the directing of the traffic teurs. in his own inimitable fashion. He • • • • • slowed down long enough the other day AKE a look at Tech's home schedule to tell us that the average salary for for the 1954 football season — it's those receiving their bachelor's degree on page 21. When you receive your this year will likely be in the neighborhood of $375 per month. This represents ticket applications in May, be sure and an increase of $10 per month over last get your season ticket applications right year's figures. How does this figure back to the Athletic Association. Your compare with the starting salary aver- alumni priority does not apply to indiage when you were sweating out a job? vidual game applications, b u t it will help you with your season tickets. This should be Tech's greatest home schedule in years — maybe the greatest in hisNGINEERS' WEEK is coming u p the tory. last week in February. As usual, the • • • • • students are going to hold their annual exhibits in Crenshaw Hall (back of t h e HE association and foundation office Varsity). This year the various schools staffs would like to thank all of the on the campus will be vying for t h e alumni who sent Christmas cards to best exhibit trophy won for the past them. Your thoughtfulness is greatly two years by the Civil Engineering appreciated. School. Another win by the CE's will R. B. W., Jr.

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From the Secretary's Desk . . . HIS is the Atomic Age As I read the new articles that appear in our papers and magazines, it becomes more and more apparent to me that the future roll of the engineer, architect arid industrial manager is about the most important on life's stage. In this great country of ours, the discovery of nature's secrets, the developments from the findings, and the practical (or impracical; as in war weapons) application to everyday life provide threatening new horizons for this group. I say threatening because mishandling and lack of foresight can mean destruction, small or large. A good bit of our fate is in our own hands, but as you know, blunders by our diplomats, our military or by big business can seal us from our free enterprise, free thinking way of life. It is difficult for our governments to plan far beyond the present, due to pressures and to a possible short term of office. Long distance planning and the pitfalls of shortsighted planning can be pointed out by engineers and other private citizens who should keep abreast of developments. We need more scientifically trained men in government, both local and federal. There is a real responsibility resting one-sidedly on the shoulders of our lawyers and other politicians. You, as worthy citizens, should take an active part in government and its planning. An example of poor planning and short sightedness is found in the appalling death and accident rate achieved on


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our highways and streets. Our wars have not been nearly as costly. Lack of planning is evident. 7,370,000 cars and trucks were produced in 1953. There were 54,745,000 vehicles in use during the year: the death rate and accident rate continues to climb. Red Cross relief is not used for this type of catastrophe. It is man made and thus man's individual responsibility. Apparently legislators are either not trying or cannot cope with this problem. There must be some solution, and I don't think that it is more horsepower with greater pickup for passing. The reason for the above dissertation is, first; to point out the increased need for engineers, architects and industrial managers in this atomic, electronic, jet age in which we're living. Technology is going to increase, not decrease. It offers an excellent means of livelihood. It is here to stay; if anything stays. Second, the engineers of the present and future have a real responsibility as citizens. High type high school graduates with the proper aptitudes and leadership should be encouraged to enter the field of engineering. Third, Georgia Tech and other colleges and universities of an engineering nature must offer and require courses designed to produce a well-rounded civic minded graduate. Finally, your interest in your Alma Mater is needed at all times if this institution is to properly train engineering, business and political leaders of tomorrow. Without your guidance, moral support and encouragement, Georga Tech will not progress. Think about this a little bit, won't you? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ROANE BEARD

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The Atomic Age


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THE INSTITUTION F r o m Peanuts to P l a t i n u m


Of 'Recks and Print


On the Hill


SPORTS Sugar Bowl Game


'54 Preview


THE ALUMNI With the Clubs


News by Classes


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ON THE COVER Multi-dollar research with a two-dollar ratus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; see about the cover on page 8.


Cover Photo by Cecil Allen Engineering Experiment Station

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 (35< per copy) included in membership dues. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office, Atlanta, Georgia, under Act of March 3, 1S79.

EORGIA'S annual peanut crop is second only to cotton as the state's major agricultural product—it totals 300,000 tons, worth $60,000,000. Yet, the farmers and handlers of peanuts long have realized that they need speedier, more efficient methods and equipment. Where could they turn for help? Where, but to the Engineering Experiment Station, Georgia Institute of Technology.


More about peanuts in a moment. First, let's place in perspective the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station. If you were graduated in the class of 1902, you entered the business world at the same time this country saw its first industrial research laboratory. The concept of mass production soon followed, yet it was not until the late 1930's that universities and non-profit research institutions really became important in the scientific research picture. Georgia Tech was ready for that trend. If you were in the class of '19, your stay on the campus coincided with the establishment of the Engineering Experiment Station. (You probably didn't notice, because you were too thankful that World War I had ended.) That year the General Assembly of Georgia created the Station "to aid in the promotion of engineering and industrial research, and for the more complete development and utilization of the natural resources of Georgia, and for the encouragement of industries and commerce, and insuring the public welfare of the people of Georgia consistent with modern progress and preparedness." Came the '30's, with their increased emphasis on applied science, and in 1939 the Research Building on the Georgia Tech campus, providing a permanent home for the Engineering Experiment Station, was completed.


Since the end of World War II, the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station has grown with tremendous strides. Its budget in 1945-46, for example, was $240,000. In 1947-48, it was $451,000. In 1950-51, $850,000. In 1951-52, $1,400,000. Today, the annual volume of sponsored research at the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station totals approximately $2,000,000. The greater part of that amount comes from private industry and the United States Government. A small fraction is State funds. The Station has a modern, well-equipped plant and a staff of more than 400 employees.


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VALUE $5,000 — A display of the platinum family of metals — palladium, platinum, rhodium, iridium, and two which are relatively unknown in their pure metallic form — ruthenium and osmium — but which are used primarily as alloying agents. This is one of the few complete collections of its kind in the world. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

THE BUILDING — center of the activities of the station, it provides an excellent model machine shop, chemical labs, large and flexible work floor area with readily available utility services for full-scale pilot plant operations, chemical control lab, drafting room, conference rooms, photographic and microscopic dark rooms mid offices.

Although it is the largest engineering research facility in the South, the Engineering Experiment Station measures its accomplishments less by the dollar mark than by its service to the State of Georgia. In addition to helping with the solution of immediate problems of definite interest to industry in Georgia, the Station is participating in an adult education program through demonstration of the value of applied technical effort. Many of the companies which have sponsored work here have,

of their own accord, added engineers to their staffs. The effect of these industrial programs is to improve southern industries. New industries also are be. ing created by the development of new products in current research and development programs. In line with the Station's policy of ever-increasing service to Georgia industry, the number of research projects sponsored by the Station itself (rather than by outside interests) has increased by 50 per cent in the past year, and the

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FROZEN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY — Thomas W. Kethley, biologist, is shown making color photographs of frozen food materials in a study of the effect' of low temperatures on the survival of microorganisms.

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number of projects sponsored jointly by the Station and an industry or organization was nearly four times as great as the year before. Furthermore, the Station greatly accelerated its surveys of the research needs and possibilities for Georgia. As has been the case since the beginning of the Korean conflict, a substantial portion of the Station's research efforts are being devoted to national defense research. Because most of that type of work is classified for security, it is possible to describe only those projects undertaken specifically for the industrial development of the state and region. Back, now, to the subject of peanuts. Four years ago, the Engineering Experiment Station began a long-term re. search project, conducted jointly with the Georgia (Agricultural) Experiment Station, and sponsored by the GeorgiaFlorida-Alabama Peanut Association and the United States Department of Agriculture. This project was designed to study the problems involved in picking, transporting, receiving, handling, storing, and shelling peanuts. At the same time that mechanical engineers were busy devising and testing new equipment to improve those processes, an industrial engineering group was undertaking a survey of procedures in a number of Georgia plants. Important results already have come out of those studies — new machinery has been installed in a number of peanut handling plants, for example, and new methods have been adopted. In many other fields, the Station's scientific and technical staffs are apply-

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ZERO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Waldemar Ziegler, Research Professor, is shown at the instrument panel operating equipment for the solution of problems dealing with the properties of matter at virtually absolute zero. This research field has received a great deal of publicity in the past year. ing the same know-how, with similar success. Several of Georgia Tech's laboratories and departments are cooperating in a study of Georgia clays. This work will be expanded as the clay industry becomes aware of their research needs. Georgia produces more naval stores products than any other state or similar area in the world. Nevertheless, in r e cent years the naval stores industry has experienced tremendous competition from synthetic chemicals. To develop new markets and new products, the industry turned to the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station. This work is only now in its early stages. As the use of radioisotopes, the byproduct of atomic energy, spreads to more biological and industrial areas, the Station's work in radioactivity becomes increasingly important. No single service rendered Southern industry by the Experiment Station is more important than that provided by the A-C Network Calculator. This intricate equipment aids electrical power companies in designing transmission and distribution systems. The Station's important basic research in thin-metal films of platinum and two dozen other metals is described in a separate article in this issue. Other projects under way or recently completed include studies of new techniques in phase microscopy; high-temperature protective ceramic coatings; microbiological damage to cotton fiber; television studies; fuel-injection sys-

tems for gasoline engines; the nature and applications of high-speed electronic computers; and a survey of the research needs of Georgia industry. In summary, the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station was actively engaged, during the last fiscal year, in 146 projects, 67 of which were sponsored by industry and 41 by the various agencies of the United States Government. The Station itself sponsored 24 projects out of funds provided by the State and shared the cost of 14 other projects with various other organizations. "The South is becoming industrialized at a pace we must all admire," says Massachusetts' Senator John F. Kennedy, in an article, "New England and the South: The Struggle for Industry," in The Atlantic for January. "In 1951 the South added, on the average, one multimillion-dollar plant a day. In that year capital investment in new Southern plants reached $3,000,000,000." Senator Kennedy went on to urge non-partisan support for "the rapid efforts of the South to obtain some of New England's many and well-known advantages, in skilled labor, research, markets, and credit facilities." Georgia Tech alumni can be proud of the Engineering Experiment Station, and the role it is playing in the rapid efforts of the Southern region to gain those advantages, through research on everything from peanuts to platinum. The Georgia Tech laboratory is studying some 25 different metals,

Mrs. Margaret C. Chester, Research Assistant, Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station, is shown using a simple infra-red oven, a homemade device costing less than two dollars, which takes the place of one which might be bought for $100 or more. It consists of a bulb, a gold-plated beaker, and a stand. With this inexpensive yet practical oven, the scientists in the thinmetal film studies (described on page 9) can obtain temperatures up to 625 C , for heat-treating laboratory specimens of metals. Another similar improvised oven in the same laboratory permits temperatures up to 1,000° C. From the time the ovens are turned on. those temperatures can be reached in approximately one minute, and the oven cools almost as rapidly. This rapid heat cycling is important because some of the studies require rapid alternate heating and cooling cycles. In addition, this ability to complete rapid heat cycles permits completion of many tests in the same time the average oven would require for a single test. This heating is important primarily because it causes the metal in the film to aggregate or granulate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; structural changes which then are studied under the microscope. In essence, this procedure creates an "electronic finger-print" of the metal under study. Mrs. Chester, a graduate of Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, has been employed by the Engineering Experiment Station for a year and a half.

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among them gold, silver, aluminum, nickel, rhodium, all the platinum metals, and several very rare metals you probably never heard of. Many of these metals are relatively corrosion-proof, except aluminum and silver. (Those are exceptions, as any housewife knows!) In industry, this resistance to corrosion, plus electrical transmission properties and solderability, makes these metals useful in manufacturing many of the gadgets which go into our radio and television sets and other electronic equipment. On the following pages we relate that story. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

THIN METAL FILMS — R. B. Beher, Research Physicist, and Mrs. Margaret C. Chester, Research Assistant, are shown operating high vacuum equipment. In this chamber, the pressure is lowered to one one-billionth of that of the normal atmosphere — so low that metals evaporate when heated, forming « vapor which will coat any cool surface within the chamber.

Almost 100 years ago, Dr. Michael Faraday, the great scientist whose discovery of electro-magnetic induction made possible today's electrical industry, was experimenting with thin films of such metals as gold, silver, and copper. He was tinkering with materials which had been used since the early civilized days of the Egyptians. Today, following principles discovered by Faraday, scientists at the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station are studying thin-metal films for their tremendous practical potentialities in industry and defense.

It is possible to make these metal films very, very thin — as thin as one ten-millionth to one 50-millionth of an inch. In essence, then, we have a metallic coating or mirror. By studying the reflective and other properties of such mirrors, the scientists can ascertain characteristics of the metal deposit.

Fortunately, the tools of the times are infinitely superior to those of a century ago. Faraday, in a lecture in 1857, described his work on metal films with a "microscope with very high powers (up to 700 linear)." Investigators today at Georgia Tech have the advantage of such superior equipment as the electron microscope, which can magnify, by photographic means, up to 100,000 diameters, permitting study of particles as small as one one-millionth of an inch! R. B. Belser, Research Physicist of the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station, directs the thin-film studies, which are sponsored by the

THE SPUTTERING SYSTEM — This is used for those metals which have such high melting points that evaporation is unsuitable. The metals of the platinum family are examples. Minute quantities of the metal being studied are vaporized by electrical means; this vapor deposits a film on a glass quartz surface near the electrode. The device pictured was developed <il Georgia Tech. It) makes possible the sputtering of certain

U. S. Army, Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories, Fort Monmouth, N. J. Some of the investigations are basic research, designed to add to man's knowledge, just as Faraday's work did. Others have defense implications. Most important, the findings of the Georgia Tech group have a practical, peacetime application to the growing electronics industry of the South and the nation, in which thin-metal films are used in the preparation of optical surfaces, as control devices on radio circuits, and in glass-to-metal bonding. There are also many other more technical if perhaps less glamorous industrial uses.

of the platinum metals at a rate 10 to 20 times faster than previously recorded by any other similar device. Because of this advance, the Georgia Tech group is undertaking the first extensive study of the metals of the platinum family and their properties which make them useful in many commercial applications.

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A METALLOGRAPHIC P I C T U R E — indium and gold evaporating simultaneously and then heated to 662 degrees F. in a vacuum.


The Equipment


THE METALLURGICAL MICROSCOPE in action — it magnifies 2,000 diameters.




T h e m e t a l l u r g i c a l m i c r o s c o p e is u s e d t o t a k e p i c t u r e s of o p a q u e , h i g h l y p o l i s h e d o b j e c t s . I n t h e t h i n film s t u d i e s , it p e r m i t s i n v e s t i g a t i n g t h e s t r u c t u r e s of t h e films, a n d w h e r e t w o m e t a l s a r e c o m b i n e d i n o n e t h i n - m e t a l film, t h e a l l o y i n g a c t i o n of t h e s e t w o m e t a l s . T h e photograph above was taken by this method and shows the tree-like struct u r e which appears to be characteristic of m e t a l a l l o y s .

AN E L E C T R O N M I C R O G R A P H & D I F FRACTION PATTERN — gold heated to 392 degrees F. and magnified 23,000 times gives this pattern. By studying particle size (speckled) and the lines in the diffraction pattern (sunspot), one may determine much about the stability of the metal and its reactions to temperature and corrosion.

THE ELECTRON MICROSCOPE in action — it magnifies diameters. The resulting photographs have a 3-D quality. 10

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More complicated than the metallurgical microscope, t h e electron micros c o p e can, w i t h p h o t o g r a p h i c s u p p l e m e n t a t i o n , m a g n i f y u p t o 100,000 d i a m e t e r s . T h i s is p o s s i b l e b e c a u s e of t h e s h o r t w a v e - l e n g t h of t h e e l e c t r o n , a p p r o x i m a t e l y 1/100,000 of t h e w a v e l e n g t h of l i g h t . T h e a b o v e p h o t o s w e r e t a k e n b y this device. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

X-RAY — Still another type of instrument used to investigate the alloying habits and characteristics of metals is the x-ray diffraction spectrometer, shown here being operated by William E. Woolf, Research Physicist. Because of the short wave

lengths and penetrating effects of x-rays, the internal crystal structures of metals and other substances must be studied with this equipment.


James C. Sellers, Research Assistant, is shown operating a frequency measuring device, which is so sensitive that it is capable of measuring one cycle in 10,000,000 per second. Its accuracy is checked daily against the national radio frequency signal. This equipment is used to measure daily the output of frequencies of as many as 40 quartz crystals operated simultaneously and continuously in the constant temperature ovens shown in the background — the tiny holes in the wall rack. For the past four years Georgia Tech's Engineering Experiment Station has been studying the frequency changes of such crystals when they are coated with various metals — experiments which have won wide attention from physicists throughout the world. January-February, 1954






AN INCIDENTAL DISCOVERY of the metallurgy laboratory is that of new methods for decorative application of metal to glass and ceramic surfaces. These methods permit an amateur to draw permanent pictures on glass, as shown in this photograph (a portrait of Queen Elizabeth). Any lettering or design can easily be drawn on a clean glass, ceramic, or hard mineral surface. 11




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"You're right, this is 201, just sit anywhere for the first day. I'll run over the roll quickly so we can all get oat early . . . no point in holding class today. Let's see, there are 29 of you — no, 30; — no it is 29, or, wait a minute, will you please get a seat and stay in one place while I count. Yes, I mean you — with the chartreuse shirt. "I'll pass these cards out, and I don't want you to put a thing on them until I tell you. All right, now take the card and hold it so the edge opposite all the other edges .makes an angle of 27.83 degrees with the leg of the table I'm sitting on. Without changing the position of the card, carefully type out the information I have written out on the board. First your name, just the way you would normally write it — last name second, first name in between your middle name and your blood type; then write your parents' names, their occupations, birthplaces, and ages. Right next to that; your age, height, weight, and shoe size — sex preference — civilian or married — point average — the names of any four close friends of yours in Indo-China — Atlanta address and phone — number of times you have tried this course before, who gave it to you, a general listing of all the other courses you've had and the ones you are going to take, the titles of twenty of the books you have read in the last week, and what you have learned in similar courses such as this. On the next line state the reasons for entering Tech, number of legitimate descendants, political and church affiliations, my name, and the telephone 12


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numbers of any fifty of the girls you know in Atlanta. "What's that? No, you may not have another card!! There should be ample room on the one you have for that information. All right, now quickly pass the cards to your right, toward the center, and I will take them up on the end of the left hand side of the rows facing you with your backs toward the corner. Let's h u r r y so we can all get out early today. "Next time we come in you will take your seats alphabetically. I am going to dismiss you early today, but first let's take a few moments to go over some of the objectives of the course. "As you know, this is one of the most important courses here at Tech. You will be expected to master it fully, and unless you do so, it will be impossible for you to go on to the next class. Of course you realize with the seventeen new textbooks required for this one hour credit course, we will not have time to be bothered with those of you who do not have a comprehensive, fundamental background in all the courses preceding this, and you will be responsible for brushing up on any of your weak points. "We have twelve quizzes during the quarter which will count one-half the final grade. A paper of 500,000 words will be due at the end of the third and sixth weeks, and we will have pop quizzes whenever I deem it necessary. If the grades in here run true to average, there will be approximately 11 failures, no A's, 1 B, 2 C's, 13 D's, and the rest E's. There will be no

re-exams. The B will go only to the outstanding I.M., the C's to the football players, the D's to the students on the Dean's list, and the rest of the grades will be distributed equally among the rest of the students. You will undoubtedly agree that this system is an excellent one because your grade depends solely on your own initiative. Professor changes are made with the permission of the Board of Regents only. "Now, a brief word about assignments and then I want to let you go early. All homework will be kept at a minimum, so therefore you will be expected to do it all. The assignment for next time is the first 5 chapters, with questions 1 through 270 to be written out and handed in. These assignments will be counted as 25% of your final grade. "My name is Shaft, and I am sure we will get along fine. We will try to make classes as interesting as possible; I even know a few jokes that I might get around to telling. If you have any questions concerning the course, feel free to come see me either in my office or at my apartment in Milledgeville. "Well, I said I would let you go early so — oh, there goes the whistle. Just a minute, before you go, please fill out 5 copies of your schedule and give them to me as you go out.'' —Bruce D. Smith.

MHHiHHv BRUCE D. SMITH, '52 — his stuff is still funny four years after its first appearance in print. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

Editorials from

THE 7ec6*rique Last Thursday evening, after a rousing pep rally for the New Orleans bound Yellow Jackets on Grant Field, the freshman class staged an impromptu shirt-tail parade. The freshmen organized the parade on their own; it was not authorized and the police were not informed beforehand. The next day the local papers carried such misleading headlines as, "Tech Frosh Raid City in Pep March," and statements to the effect that several persons were injured, others were mauled, a theater damaged, police shoved aside and the entire city put in danger. Get the Facts We recalled the actions of our local paper last spring when they attempted (and failed) to instigate a Tech pantie raid on Agnes Scott, and again when a Are broke out near the campus and the papers wrote it up as a "pajama riot." So once again we decided to check on the newspaper's account of the "riot" and get the true facts. Our findings are as follows: The newspaper's account of what happened was incomplete and incorrect. Not only were some of the statements deceptive; others were nothing less than lies. After speaking to many participants in the "riot," the theater manager and the police department, we uncovered the true story. No Damage The theater manager was not mauled, neither were the ushers, no one was hurt and the theater stage was not damaged. The manager reported the only damage to the theater was the ticket box which was knocked over. Furthermore, the lady behind the concession

stand was not brushed into the street by the mob. Participants claim she was not touched; she evidently became excited and frightened by the crowd and WALKED into the street to get air, where she fainted. She was then taken to the hospital and treated for shock. It is absurd to think that theater patrons became frightened, as the freshmen were singing Ramblin' Reck (some of the theater goers even joined in) and most Atlantans are aware of shirt-tail parades by this time. The account by the paper is exactly opposite from what really happened. The police department has no idea where the reporter got the information he said the police gave him. Furthermore, in disagreement with the local paper, the police were not "shoved aside" and riot squads did not meet the parade. The police force is not so weak that they cannot stop a mob if they deem it necessary. The freshmen were not stopped by any group; they simply dispersed and the parade died out. Nothing New The truth is that the freshmen staged a shirt-tail parade not unlike those in the past. The "shenanigans" like blocking traffic, pulling down trolley poles, letting air out of tires and placing a small car upon the sidewalk are the same stunts freshmen have been doing for years in shirt-tail parades. The freshmen were absolutely wrong in staging a parade on their own initiative, but that is the only thing they did wrong. What we want to know is this: Why do the local papers continually hammer at Tech activities and traditions and try to make front page news out of minor incidents? We accused them of being copy-starved in the past. Is this the case or do they just hate us?

WE WANT REAL WRECKS By JOHN LANGFORD About this time of year, it is most appropriate to refer to a rule laid down by the Ramblin' Reck Club concerning the annual Reck parade: "The wrecks are supposed to be real wrecks and not floats." This year the word is going around that the only way to win the Reck parade is to enter a cleverly devised float, not an authentic "wreck." Judging from the decision of the judges a year ago, this opinion is understandable. However, we have been assured by the Ramblin' Reck officials that the winner of the parade this year will definitely be a real wreck, and there will not be a repetition of last year. Negligence of the most basic rule of the Reck parade should not be allowed January-February, 1954

Managing Editor LANGFORD to continue. It is probable that a r e verse trend could be established and future parades might resemble a portion of the Mardi Gras and not the traditional Ramblin' Reck parade.

Editor BILL ROSS We Help, Too It seems odd that big write-ups are never given when Georgia Tech students participate in the Old Newspaper Boy campaign, the Empty Stocking Fund, Community Chest, Cerebral Palsy Charity football game, Cancer Fund and donations of blood to the Red Cross, to name a few. Even though the freshmen were only indirectly responsible for the woman fainting, they are collecting a fund to aid her in hospital expenses. Does all this sound like we have unhonorable intentions? The answer is emphatically NO! Yes, local papers, the freshmen owe an apology to the community for stepping on some of their rights, but you owe us a far greater apology for the false impressions you have given the public about Georgia Tech. We are proud of our school and our traditions, and we are enraged at you for printing hearsay and fallacious statements about This might come as a blow to the esthetic factions of the campus, but beauty has its place. The Reck parade should be symbolic of the traditional spirit of Tech â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sputtering, stalling rattletraps, not gaily bedecked floats. Along with many other Tech fans, we are looking forward to this year's parade. We aren't observing from the standpoint of interest that attracts thousands of fascinated spectators annually to the affair, but to see if this year's judges remain t r u e to the Ramblin' Reck tradition. The Ramblin' Reck club has taken its stand on the forthcoming parade, and we take full agreement. Let's hope that this year's winner will be a wreck, in every sense of the word. We want no floats, boats, or autos draped with gaily colored streamers. We are proud of the Ramblin' Reck parade in its real tradition. Only a rambling, rattling wreck should be allowed to win. 13


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on the hill... The first quarter of the year has come and gone and a pretty busy one it was for most of us students. On top of the rough curriculum and the usual fall excitement—football, rushing, dances, pep rallies, etc. — we acquired a girl cheerleader for the first time in the history of the school. The Technique spent at least 20% of its editorial space complaining about all the publicity the coeds were getting from the local press. (Thus adding more clippings for the coed's files.) They got downright bitter about it in some of their editorials. The major part of the balance of their editorial material was spent in complaining about the unfair coverage Tech students in general were receiving from the same local press. It seems as if our newspaper was a little perturbed about the way the dailies front paged and exaggerated the overcharged pep rally the "rats" put on the Thursday night before the Tulane game. It looks to me like the local papers did a good job apologizing for the story about the rally. They wrote editorials on the "boys will be boys" theme and commended the "rats" for their offer to move the library books and collect money for the female employee of the local theater who was slightly injured in the melee. Actually, Tech came out lucky publicity-wise on the rally — at least, we didn't make Life magazine as did another leading engineering college with its riots. The biggest hassle of the quarter was the temporary suspension of the Yellow Jacket. The campus humor (?) magazine was ordered to cease publication when the faculty advisor resigned as a result of the first issue of the school year. Seems as if the staff of the Yellow Jacket neglected to show any of the

copy to the advisor before it came off the press. (I am told that most of you alumni will recall at least one suspension of the Yellow Jacket during your stay at Tech.) Compounding the confusion of this suspension, one of the campus r e l i g i o u s g r o u p s leveled a charge via a letter to President Van Leer that the Yellow Jacket was a rather obscene rag and shouldn't be allowed to circulate among the purein-heart engineers. (This was hardly an original charge, as most of you can testify.) As a result of all these complications, Yellow Jacket editor Gordon Crane was asked to resign from his post — having a strange desire to obtain a

proves that 'Recks haven't changed much over the years. This past quarter was one of the most tragic in the history of the campus. I know you would have to look hard to find a week as tragic as the first one in December. That Monday, Dr. Arant, professor of Industrial Management, died in his office while waiting to meet his 10 o'clock class. Death was attributed to a heart attack. On Thursday of that week, a freshman student hung himself in his dormitory room. On the following Sunday, two students and two alumni were killed in one of the strangest aviation accidents on record. The four National Guard pilots w e r e on a

Ed Wells, Journal-Constnucion T H E P R E S I D E N T ' S CHRISTMAS — a new Lincoln was presented to the President of Tech on Christinas morning by Mrs. L. W. Robert, Jr., through the Alumni Foundation. President and Mrs. Van Leer are shown receiving the keys to the car from Secretary Jack Thiesen of the Alumni Foundation.

degree from this institution, he willingly complied. The November issue of the magazine finally made its appearance on January 4th. I'll guarantee that it had an enthusiastic readership, which

T H E P R I D E O F T H E FLATS — Tech's 1953 Cross Country Coach Griffin is in the back row, extreme right.




formation flight in their F-84 Thunder Jets, when they encountered bad weather near Atlanta. Evidentaly the leader of the flight misread his altimeter, for all four flew into the ground near Duluth, Georgia. The pilots were Won Hodge, a junior in the A.E. School; Samuel Dixon, a senior in the A.E. School; Elwood C. Kent, '49, and John L. Tennant, '49. That same afternoon a freshman student died of a heart attack at the Municipal Airport. A very depressing week for everyone on the campus. The students will miss the sage counseling and guidance of former Associate Dean T. Benjamin Massey, who resigned his position as head of Tech's Counseling and Guidance Service to move over to the Athletic Association as assistant to Athletic Business Manager Howard Ector. He was a real friend of the students, and brought a feeling for the students' point-of-view that will be hard to replace. George P . Burdell, J r .

'JACKETS "PEPPER" MOUNTAINEERS IN SUGAR BOWL, 42-19 On J a n u a r y 1, 1954, Tech became the first football team to win three major bowl games in succession when they whipped an outclassed West Virginia team 42-19 in the Sugar Bowl. The game the New Orleans sports writers labelled no-match back in December turned out to be just that. The star of the game was Tech's senior quarterback, Pepper Rodgers, who has almost made a career out of starring in bowl games. The slight Atlanta boy was voted the outstanding player award by the press and radio folks immediately after the game. It was the second year in a row that a 'Jacket has walked off with the award. Leon Hardeman won it last year. Rodgers led Tech to three first half scores with his great passing and ball handling and finished up his college career with his greatest football day. He completed 16 passes in 26 attempts which turned out to be just one shy of the Sugar Bowl record set by TCU's immortal Davey O'Brien. As it was, Tech set a lot of new records in the game. Their 20 completions in 35 attempts for 268 yards all broke the TCU records set in 1939. They also wrote a new high score in the Sugar Bowl books with their 42 points, and the combined points scored in the game eclipsed the old record. The 'Jackets took the opening kick-off

and drove to their first score in seven pass plays, five of them completed. Sam Hensley caught Rodgers' 21-yard throw for the score. During this 67-yard drive Tech only tried three running plays, and two of them were called back for offsides. Rodgers added the point making it 7-0. West Virginia came right back with a 60-yard touchdown run by fullback Allman, but a holding penalty nullified it. The 'Jackets forced a punt and started another 67-yard drive with a fair catch. This time Jimmy Durham caught the scoring pass from Rodgers, a one-yard bootleg job that completely fooled the Mountaineers. Again Rodgers converted and Tech was out in front 14-0. West Virginia finally got going late in the first period with a 69-yard drive that resulted in an early second period score. Halfback Williams placed the six points on the board with a five-yard end sweep. Larry Morris, the game's outstanding defensive star, blocked the extra point try making it 14-6. The Mountaineers almost moved up close to the 'Jackets later in this period, but Marconi dropped a perfect Wyant pitch in the end zone to end this threat. Before the halftime show got underway, Tech had scored again. This time they drove 77 yards to the score. Brigman started this one with a pass to Davis. Then after two more long pass

END OF AN ERA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Leon Hardeman scores his last touchdown for the 'Jackets, a 23-yard waltz through the Mountaineers in the Sugar Bowl game. In the left panel, Brigman (18) and Turner (31) fake so effectively that the West Virginians 18

gains, Hardeman bounded over from the 10, but Tech was offside and had it called back. Rodgers came in and after being thrown back to the West Virginia 28, threw three perfect strikes to make it 20-6. Henry Hair caught the final one for the score. Rodgers missed the point and at half-time it was 20-6. Tech. Early in the third period a Tech drive stalled at the West Virginia 8, and Rodgers stepped back and kicked his third bowl game field goal in three years to make it 23-6. A few minutes later, Tech took a West Virginia punt on their own 26 and drove for another score. This time, Hardeman scored on a 23-yard run so perfectly executed that none of the Mountaineers seemed aware that he had the ball. One of the backs even patted Leon as he went by as if to say, "You can stop faking now we have the m a n with the ball." Turner missed the point try making it 29-6. Both teams added 13 points to their scores in the final stanza, Tech scoring on a great 43-yard r u n by Larry Ruffin and a deceptive 9-yard burst by Billy Teas. Both the Mountaineer's scores came on long drives against the Tech reserves. Coach Dodd used every man he took to New Orleans and, at one time, was using an all freshman backfield.

Journal-Constitution Photos â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jillson are completely off balance. In the right panel, Hardeman passes the safety man who patted him on the shoulder as the little gamester went by. This brought Hardeman's final total" to 22 TD's and 132 points, both school records. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

TECH EDGES DUKE, 13-10 In the most dramatic game of the year, the 'Jackets came from behind in the last three minutes to edge Duke's Blue Devils, 13-10. Billy Teas, the slim mercury from the Devils' own hills of Carolina, supplied the clincher in the rip-roaring contest when he sprinted 48 yards with a Duke punt. Until Teas made his spectacular run, the 'Jackets were about the most frustrated team to appear on Grant Field since the SMU Mustangs butted their heads against fate on October 3. Tech had threatened the Duke scoring zone time and time again during the game, but could only cross the goal line one time up until Teas' run. They had fallen victim to a "phantom whistle" during the Devils' scoring drive in the third period. Everything seemed to go wrong for 57 minutes of the game, but the last three minutes made up for it. The game was a hard fought thriller from the opening kickoff. Duke scored first with a seven yard field goal after the 'Jackets had stalled a 73 yard drive. Tech came roaring right back in the second quarter with a 41 yard drive climaxed by a one yard sneak by Pepper Rodgers for the score. The point try was wide and Tech led at the half, 6-3.

THE $85,000 TOUCHDOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Photographer C. E. Jones of the BLUE PRINT staff catches the whole story of the Duke game with this shot of Billy Teas crossing the goal line with the score that gave Tech the victory and the Sugar Bowl bid. Note block at zero stripe by Jake Shoemaker. In the third period, Duke drove 58 yards to a score aided and abetted by the much discussed "ethereal whistle" which this writer and many others distinctly heard in the upper regions of the pressbox. The play which caused so much comment started out as a simple off-tackle slant by halfback Caudle, who was seemingly stopped for no gain by an official's whistle â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Caudle lateralled to Quarterback Barger who scampered 19 yards through the open mouthed 'Jackets before he was finally brought down. Six plays later Kistler rammed it over from the Tech 5 on a great individual effort. The point was good, and the 'Jackets trailed 10-6. Three times during the final period the 'Jackets drove within scoring range only to be halted by a tough Duke de-

HUMPHREYS SCORES AGAINST GEORGIA on a 13-yard gallop in the 2nd quarter.

TECH 28, GEORGIA 12 The 'Jackets trimmed their arch-rivals from Athens 28-12 on November 28 to make it five wins in a row over the Bulldogs. The game, a rather lackluster battle after last week's Duke tussle, was played before a capacity house at Grant Field plus a local television audience. For a change, Tech got out in front in this one scoring early in the first period on a one-yard sneak by Pepper Rodgers. The sneak capped a short 13yard drive made possible by a Bulldog fumble; in fact, there were three fumbles at this point, one by Tech and two by Georgia, the 'Jackets came up with the odd one. The point was good and January-February, 1954

fense or an untimely pass interception. After Duke halted the last Tech threat with an interception at their own five, the 'Jackets forced a fourth down punt which Teas fielded at the Duke 44. The Tech speedster ran back to the 48 and faked a hand-off to Larry Ruffin, and with the aid of great blocks by Sam Hensley and J a k e Shoemaker sprinted down the East sidelines for the winning score. The point was good and that was the ball game. It was a fitting climax to another great game in the Tech-Duke series. Funny thing, this was the game that was almost not scheduled. It was added to the schedule after the Notre Dame game was moved from Atlanta to South Bend.

Journal-Constitution, Bill Wilson IT'S FULLBACK DAY as Hunsinger starts one of his many long runs against Georgia.

Tech had a 7-0 lead. Near the end of the first quarter, the 'Jackets drove 70 yards to score in a fine display of passing and signal calling by Quarterback Rodgers. Sub Fullback George Humphreys scored this one with a twisting 13-yard run through the befuddled Bulldogs and Rodgers added the point to make it 14-0. The Bulldogs got a break early in the second quarter when Tech's Mitchell fumbled at the 'Jackets 25. Bratkowski stayed on the ground and Georgia scored in 8 plays, but missed the point and it was 14-6 Tech. The next time Georgia got the ball, one of the oddest plays of the series took place. Halfback

Madison had taken a pass from the "Brat" and was on his way to a score when Tech's Dave Davis hit him at the Tech 5 and dislocated him from the ball. Tech Tackle Daugherty grabbed the errant missile and Tech had it at their own five. The 'Jackets then drove 95 yards to a score in only 14 plays. Billy Teas threw his only pass of the-season, a real blooper, to end Durham for the six points. Rodgers converted and Tech led 21-6 at the half. The affair fourth 28-12, game.

second half was a dog eat dog with both teams scoring in the quarter. The final score was in a rather dull Tech-Georgia

"No, we didn't. It was the most they've thrown all year. We made so many mistakes. A n d . t h e y took advanEDITOR'S NOTE: The following article tage of every one. They're far and away is reprinted from the New Orleans the best team we've played." States of January 2, 1954. It was writLewis had plenty company in the ten by our good friend and former col- belief that Tommy Allman's 60-yard league, Pete Finney, sports staffer with touchdown run in the first period that the States. We wish to thank the paper could have tied the score at 7-7 (but was and Pete for permission to reprint the nullified because of holding) went a article. Incidentally, the States is the long way to shake West Virginia's cononly paper in New Orleans that has re- fidence. mained consistently friendly towards "Then there was that pass Marconi Tech during the past two years. dropped in the end zone. It would have put us back in the game at 14-13. We SUGAR BOWL SIDELIGHTS still had a lot of fight left, but it placed us in a terrific hole." By PETER FINNEY Lewis was practically alone in calling West Virginia's dressing room was the Engineers WVU's toughest foe. about what you'd expect. Several of his black-jersied gladiators A few Mountaineers shed tears but, phoo-phooed the idea — although it on the whole, the bruised heroes from the hills resembled survivors plucked probably can be attributed to young from a raft in midocean — too shocked emotions, frustration, and refusal to face reality. to speak and too numb to cry. It remained for center Bob Orders, Commodore Art Lewis, who went former West Pointer, to give an imdown with his ship, tried to remain composed. A mighty Georgia Tech air partial appraisal. "I don't know if they were the best," arm had just blown "the best team in West Virginia history" out of t h e Sugar he said, "but they were the fastest and smartest team we've played this season. Bowl, running up a record 42 points. "No one really stood out in the line, "What can I say," he mumbled. "We met a great football team on one of its excepting maybe that Morris. Rodgers was very deceptive. His faking had a lot best days." Did he figure Tech to pass as much as to do with the success of their passing. Turner was the hardest runner." it did?


West Virginia Gov. William C. Marland went on record as saying he was "mighty proud" of the team. Allman presented the game ball to the governor, who indicated he intends to keep it on the desk in his executive mansion. The team that was supposed to fight with a fury born of scorn and fanned by ridicule said very little about deadeye Pepper Rodgers who would do nicely in one of those famed Virginia "turkey shoots." A glum-faced Mountaineer agreed, however: "It'll be a time before anyone at the training table yells 'PASS the PEPPER.' "

REMEMBER HEISMAN? If you are a former player or manager on any of Coach John Heisman's Tech teams of 1904-1919, we need your help. Ed Pope of the Atlanta Constitution sports staff is writing a book on "Football's Greatest Coaches" and needs some stories and anecdotes about Heisman. If you know any, how about dropping Ed a line at t h e Constitution. His book will cover 25 great coaches and all three of Tech's coaches, Heisman, Alexander and Dodd are in the "greatest" category to Pope. How about helping him out?

JUST A FEW (hundred) LEFTTECH GLASSES of many styles and sizes. In a d dition to the style shown (Tech seal) w e have the Bowl Glass (all the Tech bowl scores plus Coach Dodd's photo) and the Yellow Jacket glass. In 12, 10 or 7 or. sizes. Only .55 each. State style and size when ordering.

YOUR DEMAND DEMANDED that w e have this record album made. So here it is — the Tech band and Glee Club playing and singing all the Tech f a vorites. So what happened to the d e mand? They're only $3.60 each postpaid. Buy one now. Use order blank.







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'54—THE ROUGH YEAR? Coach Bobby Dodd's 'Jackets face the "toughest schedule in Tech history" this fall minus the services of 15 outstanding players who were the leaders in Tech's past three years of football greatness. Gone from the '53 squad are (backs) Leon Hardeman, Pepper Rodgers, Glenn Turner, Charlie Brannon, Joe Hall; and (linemen) Dave Davis, Orville Vereen, Sam Hensley, Ed Gossage, Cecil Trainer, Bob Sherman, Dick Inman, Roger Frey, Frank Givens and Bulldog Carithers. How will next fall's team stack up with the '53 team? Coach Dodd answers it this way: "In the first place, we could have a better team next year and still not have as good a record as we did in '53. The schedule is a lot tougher. There are no breathers or even semi-breathers. We have replaced Davidson, Clemson, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame with Tennessee, LSU and Kentucky. Not a very fair exchange from a won-lost viewpoint. "In the second place, we will not have the experienced depth that we started this season with. You can't lose 15 boys like we lost this year and not feel it. Sure, we'll have quite a few brilliant individuals, but our overall team balance will be below last season. "Then there is another fact that must be considered. The caliber of SEC football has been off this past season. A lot of teams have been rebuilding while we have been at our peak. This year, the teams of the SEC should all be better than they were last season. And we play eight of them. I look for an interesting season, certainly one that the Atlanta fans will enjoy. It's been a long time since we've had a home schedule like this one." That's the way Bobby Dodd sees the '54 season. He's not talking "poor mouth," just being honest, a renowned


trait of his. We figure that the 'Jackets will be a contender for the SEC crown this fall — an early guess at the record would have to be 7-3. Spring practice may give all of us a better line on what to expect. THE SCHEDULE Sept. 18 — Tulane at Atlanta Sept. 25 — Florida at Atlanta Oct. 2 — SMU at Dallas Oct. 9 — LSU at Atlanta Oct. 16 — Auburn at Atlanta Oct. 23 — Kentucky at Atlanta Oct. 30 — Duke at Durham Nov. 6 — Tennessee at Atlanta Nov. 13 — Alabama at Atlanta Nov. 20 — O p e n Nov. 27 — Georgia at Athens

BASKETBALL Tech's basketball team has a perfect record, in reverse, for the present season. To date, the 'Jackets have lost ten straight games, six to SEC foes. The luckless hoopsters have fallen before South Carolina, Auburn (twice), Georgia, Georgia Teachers, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Mississippi and Vanderbilt. The worst beating of the season came at the hands of the revenge-minded Kentucky Wildcats, who trounced Tech 105-53 in their re-entrance to SEC competition after a forced one-year lay-off. The 'Jackets came within two seconds of edging the Mississippi State quintet but a State basket just before the gun gave them a one point victory. The ten game losing streak this season gives the 'Jacket five 16 straight losses over a two-year period. Things look better for Tech as only one man on the squad finishes his eligibility this season.

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A NEW RECORD in attendance was set at the December 3 meeting of the Georgia Tech Club of New York held at the Reeves Sound Studio. President Van Leer spoke to the crowd of 110 on "The Georgia Tech of 1953." Other guests from the

administration were Professor Herman Dickert, head of Tech's Textile Engineering School and Colonel Leslie Zsuffa, Tech's director of public relations. Hazard Reeves, '28, president of the club was host for the meeting.

with the CLUBS MILWAUKEE, WIS. The Georgia Tech Club of Milwaukee held a stag party on December 5. Features of the evening's entertainment were an audition of the Tech record album, "Songs of the Ramblin' Recks" and a viewing of the movie, "A Visit to Georgia Tech." During the business meeting, the following officers were elected to guide the club for 1954: James Winette, '45, president; Terryl Montgomery, '22, vicepresident, and W. Hackett Emory, Jr., '28, secretary-treasurer. RALEIGH, N. C. President Paul Lyman, '23, presided over the ladies' night supper meeting of the Raleigh Georgia Tech Club held December 11. During the business session, the 1954 officers were elected. They are W. C. Pierson, '28, president; Tom Anderson, '43, vice-president, and M. Ray Walker, '50, secretary-treasurer. The meeting featured the film, "Highlights of 1952." NEW ORLEANS, LA. A re-organizational meeting of the New Orleans Georgia Tech Club was held at the New Orleans Country Club on December 1. 46 alumni attended the stag dinner meeting and elected the following officers for the coming year:

Fred Fuchs, '36, president; James Ryan, '37, vice-president, and Bill Treadway, Jr., '50, secretary-treasurer. During the business meeting, the members voted to sponsor an open house for visiting alumni during the Sugar Bowl weekend. Alumni Secretary Roane Beard spoke on the National Alumni Association, latest developments at Tech and the football ticket situation. After the feature talk, the football film, "Highlights of 1952," was shown to the group. A question and answer period closed out the highly sucessful meeting. KNOXVILLE, TENN. H. E. Dennison, head of Tech's Industrial Management School, was the feature speaker at the November 18 meeting of the Knoxville Georgia Tech Club. Mr. Dennison's humerous talk on Georgia Tech and the men it has produced was well received by the club members and guests. Films of the Georgia TechNotre Dame game were shown and narrated by the editor to wind up the meeting. During the short business meeting presided over by President Joe Nunnally, '35, Haley Keister, '49, and John Kirkland, '49, were elected to fill the vice-president post left vacant by the departure of Hank Klosterman, '50.

N E W O F F I C E R S of the Kingsport, Tenn. Alumni Club are shown at the November 17 meeting, left to right are: E. R. Seay, '49, secretarytreasurer; D. A. Henderson, '38, president and Jim Hudson, '48, vice-president. Movies of the Tech-Florida game were shown to the members and guests. Special guests for the meeting were the three local high school football coaches.

January-February, 1954

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA T5he Georgia Tech Alumni Club of Augusta met at the Red Lion Restaurant on December 7, with President Allan Matthews wielding the gavel. 78 members and guests turned out to hear feature speakers Dr. Hershel Cudd, director of Tech's Engineering Experiment Station, and Coach Tonto Coleman, the assistant athletic director at the "flats." Dr. Cudd discussed the work of the experiment station and the benefits it was giving to Southern industry. Coach Coleman narrated the Tech-Duke game and gave forth with a few comments on Tech's athletic program. Both speakers were enthusiastically received by the audience. During the business meeting, F r a n k Dennis, Sr., '17, reported on the progress of the club's scholarship comittee. His detailed report included the fact that the Augusta Club scholarship is now open to any student in the Augusta trade area and will be limited to the Co-op program at Tech with a grant of $350. Paul Bailey, '42, conducted the "Bailey Lottery" and the door prizes went to Francis Saxon, '23; R. Floyd Gambill, '50, and C. G. "Red" Freeman, a loyal Tech supporter who was a guest of the club for the meeting.

SUGAR BOWL PARTY The New Orleans Georgia Tech Club hosted over 200 visiting alumni at a preSugar Bowl cocktail party on Thursday afternoon, December 31. Honored guests at the affair, held in the International House, were President Van Leer, Coach Dodd and his staff, Alumni Secretary Beard and Athletic Association Business Manager Ector.

PHILADELPHIA LUNCHEON MEETINGS The Philadelphia Georgia Tech Club is sponsoring a series of informal luncheons to be held the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 P. M., at the Engineers Club. All alumni who happen to be in Philadelphia on these dates are invited to attend the luncheons. No reservations are needed. 23

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Robert Tharpe, '34, president of the Atlanta Mortgage Bankers Assn. and partner in the mortgage firm of Tharpe & Brooks, Inc., was recently elected vice-president of the Mortgage Bankers Assn. of America. 'VT BORN TO: Charles R. Simons, 37, and * * Mrs. Simons, a daughter, Eloise Ellis, Nov. 25. Their home address is 1411 Riverside Dr., Gainesville, Ga. MARRIED: John Stinson Cook., '37, to Miss Willnita Wyatt. The wedding took place in December. Mr. Cook is associated with the Life Ins. Co. of Ga. in Atlanta. Their home address is 89 Montgomery Ferry Dr., Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. William Rich are shown (background) as they set sail, Dec 4, on the S. S. EXCALIBUR on a 47-day Mediterranean voyage. Mr. Rich, '10, is VicePresident of Jacobs Pharmacy Co., and is also on the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Foundation.


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' 3 8 Raymond G. Davis, '38, has been pro'*** moted to the rank of Colonel, USMC. Col. Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic actions in Korea during the withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir in 1950. He also holds the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Col. Davis is presently serving as head of operations and training headquarters, USMC, Washington, D. C. His home address is 128 So. Fenwick St., Arlington, Va. ' 3 Q MARRIED: Edward Reid Flynt, '39, to "*~ Miss Carolyn Williams, Dec. 14. Mr. Flynt is a research engineer at the Ga. Tech Experiment Station.

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' 4 0 M A R E I E D : James H. Dukes, '40, to Miss ^ " Thelma Chance, Nov. 28. Their home address is 126 Second Ave., Decatur, Ga. 'A |

J. T. Bayer, Jr., '41, has been appointed division staff engineer, office of the Fla. Chief Engr., Southern Bell Tel. Co. BORN TO: Churchill Pomeroy Goree III, '41, and Mrs. Goree, a daughter, Winnie Wilson. November 25. Their home address is P. O. Box 41, Doraville, Ga. Robert W. Gibeling, '41, has opened an office for the practice of architecture at 157 Peachtree St., N. W., Atlanta. He has practiced architecture for a good many years in this area, serving with several prominent Atlanta architectural firms. Lt. Col. George J. Holly, Jr., '41, is now commanding officer of the Trois Fontaines Ordnance Depot, Trois Fontaines, France. His mailing address is Hdqr. 37th Ord. Bn., APO 216-3, % P.M., New York, N. Y. '43


Robert Lamar Beard, '43, to Miss Betty Eleanor Letzer, Dec. 5. Mr. Beard is with the Tennessee Eastman Co., Kingsport, Tenn. BORN TO: Robert W. Goree, '43, and Mis. Goree, a son, Robert Wilson, Jr., Nov. 23. Their home address is 1944 Ardmore Rd., N. W., Atlanta. William B. Turner, '43, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. He will serve on the board as one of the two members elected by the Alumni Association. Mr. Turner heads three Columbus, Georgia firms: the W. C. Bradley Co., Bradley Realty & Investment Co., & Developers-Investors, Inc.

/ | ^ Edward J. Puckhaber, '17, died Novem' * ber 29 in a Dallas, Texas hospital after a long illness. At the time of his death he was a professor of Business Law at Southern Methodist University. He had been on the staff there since 1946. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rachel Puckhaber, 7042 Turtle Creek Ed., Dallas; daughter, Sue Puckhaber, and one brother. in | Col. John W. Childs, '21, has been as•" signed to District Headquarters, Ga. Military District, 699 Ponce de Leon Ave., N. E., Atlanta. He will serve as District Chief. Col. Childs was director of Non-Resident Instruction at Ft. Benning prior to this assignment. " i t Robert T. (Bobby) Jones, '22, has been •*•* named Man of the South for 1953. He was also named to the South's Hall of Fame for 1953. His mailing address is 1425 C & S Bank Bldg., Atlanta. "il **• William Brosnan, '23, executive vice•""' president of the Southern Railway System, Washington, D. C , was presented a special achievement award plaque on Noveniber 21 at the ODK banquet hall on the campus. The presentation was made through Phi Sigma Kappa. Tom P. Malone, '23, has been elected president of the Albany Kiwanis Club. Mr. Malone is in the real estate business in Albany, Ga. "%A Willian Henry (Bill) Shippen, '24, died ~" unexpectedly at his home, Nov. 10, 1953, of a heart attack. He was an aviation editor and feature writer on the Washington Star, Washington, D. C, at time of death. During World War two he was director of Public Relations at Bell Aircraft, Marietta, Ga. He had been with the Washington Star since 1927. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Shippen, and five sisters. ' O R D- ^u^an Reid, '28, died November 14 • " at his home in Atco, Georgia. No further information was available at this writing. /Ol ^ ' 24

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Journal-Constitution, Bill Wilson '33 SQUAD REUNION — the first Tech team to play Duke held a reunion in Atlanta on Friday night, November 20. The 'Jackets upset the Blue Devils that year to spoil Duke's hopes of a Rose Bowl trip. The boys were entertained by Bob Tharpe, '31, all-Southern tackle on the team. Front (L. to R.) Morris Katz, end; John Poole, center; Eddie Laws, guard; Bob Tharpe, tackle; Carl Shaw, center, and Oscar Thompson, end. Second row: Phil Slaughter, end; Gonk Gardner, tackle; Jimmy Slocum. end; Norris Dean, halfback; Chick Galloway, halfback. Back row: Shorty Roberts, halfback; Tom Spratlin, end; Jack Phillips, fullback; Wink Davis, halfback; Jerry Perkerson, halfback; Pug Boyd, halfback, and Dave Wilcox, guard. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS

A Guy O. Whelchel, '44, has been ap^ ^ pointed manager of marketing administration and research at General Electric's Electronics Div., Syracuse, N. Y. He has been with the company since 1947. iAKa Reginald F. Pippen, Jr., '45, has r e ^ cently joined the legal office, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., as patent attorney Prior to joining Redstone he was patent attorney at the U. S. Navy Electronics Lab in California. • A-w Howard H. Callaway, '47, was recently ^ ' named to the Ga. State Board of Regents to fill the unexpired term of his father, who has recently resigned. The term will expire January 1, 1958. MARRIED: William E. Huie, Jr., '47, to Miss Doris Camp, Dec. 28. Mr. Huie is employed in the missile division of the McDonald Aeronautical Corp., St. Louis, Mo. • AO Joseph E. Alexander, '48, is an electri" ° cal engineer with DuPont's Sabine River Works near Orange, Texas. His home address is 2311 Alden, Orange, Texas. ENGAGED: Henry Atkinson Dick, '48, to Miss Marian Knowles. The wedding will take place April 1. Mr. Dick was graduated from the Va. Theological Seminary and is now serving as assistant rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, N. C. Frederick B. Cornish, '48, is now special assistant to the president of the Brown Instrument Div. of Minneapolis-Honeywell Co., Philadelphia, Pa. His mailing address is 189-B W. 65th Ave., Philadelphia 20, Pa. ENGAGED: Mendel T. Gordon, '48, to Miss Helen Citron. The wedding will take place February 7. Mr. Gordon is employed by the Ga. Tech Experiment Station. BORN TO: Albert D. Smaller, '48, and Mrs. Smaller, a daughter, Elizabeth Caroline, Nov. 4. Their home address is 2141 No. John Russel Cir„ Elkins Park, Pa. i AQ

MARRIED: Lt. Tom M. Arnold, Jr., '49, of

^ ' Kennesaw, Ga., to Miss Ruth Schlangenhaufer of Munich, Germany. The wedding took place at the Bitburg Officers Club, Bitburg AFB in the French Zone of Germany. The couple plan to return to the states in February. Lt. Albert K. Gilbert, Jr., '49, recently r e ceived the Bronze Star for his work as general duty dental officer with the 120th Medical Bn., 45th Inf. Div. in Korea. George Kirk, '49, has been promoted to Div. Mgr., Republic Sales, Div. of the Gen. Shoe Corp. in Nashville, Tenn. He has been with the company since 1949. Leo W. (Hank) Klosterman, '49, is now sales engineer with Armo Drainage and Metal Products, Inc. His home address is Rt. 6, Wymberley, Savannah, Ga. ENGAGED: J. Erskine Loue, Jr., '49, to Miss Gay McLawhorn. The wedding is to take place February 6. Mr. Love is with the Atlanta Film Converting Co. in Atlanta. Ken Morrow, '49, is now with the Richfield Oil Corp. His new address is 3244 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles 34, Cal. BORN TO: Henry L. Whitehead, '49, and Mrs. Whitehead, a daughter, Regina Annette, Dec. 27. Their home address is 518V4 Hermitage Ave., Charlotte, N. C.

L. W. KLOSTERMAN, '49 / E A Lawrence M. Merl, '50, is on the tech"'*' nical staff of the U. S. Naval Ordnance Lab, White Oak, Silver Spring 19, Md. Lt. William H. Saunders 111, '50, has qualiJanuary-February, 1954

fied as a carrier pilot after training on the USS Monterey in the Gulf of Mexico. His permanent mailing address is 21 Nassau Dr., New Orleans, La. Lt. Gale V. Watt, '50. recently completed a course at the Guided Missile School, Ft. Bliss, Texas, and has reported to the U. S. Fleet Training Center Naval Base, Norfolk, Va. ENGAGED: Daniel D. Bradach, '50, to Miss Carol Gray. The wedding will take place in February. Mr. Bradach is employed by Blackstock's, Inc., in Atlanta. . . . Carlos A. Ygartua, '50, to Miss Sarah Hutson. Mr. Ygartua is in Naval OCS at Newport, R. I. MARRIED: Jeff Perry Knight, '50, to Miss Nita Joyce Blankenship, Dec. 11, in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Knight is an electronics engineer with the Melpor Corp. Their home address is 1205 N. Pitt St., Apt. 35, Alexandria, Va. . . . WaVace J. Richards, '50, to Miss Rose Mary Durden, Oct. 10. Their address is 1319V2 E. 39th St., Savannah, Ga. BIRTHS: Bobby Joe Anderson, '50, and Mrs. Anderson, a son, Stanley Eugene, Nov. 16. . . . Their address is 454 Rock Springs Rd., N. E., Atlanta. . . . Witt I. Langstaff, '50, and Mrs. Langstaff, a daughter, Jamie Louise. Nov. 29. Their address is 2877 Kenwood Dr., Kingsport, Tenn. / E l Lt. Victor J. Caruso, '51, has been trans3 I ferred from Redstone Arsenal to White Sands Proving Ground, N. M. His permanent mailing address is 2307 Walnut St., Tampa, Fla. Lt. James D. Garrett, '51. was recently awarded the Bronze Star in Korea. He was cited for meritorious service as communications officer in the Third Bn. Hdqrs. Co. His permanent mailing address is 1605 Dennis Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn. Anthony D. Kolk, Jr., '51, is on the staff of Horizons, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, as a research associate in the Metallurgy Dept. His address is 3730 E. Antisdale, So. Euclid, Ohio. Lt. Cecil L. Ramsey, '51, recently completed a guided missile course at Redstone Arsenal and has been transferred to Ft. Bliss, Texas. His permanent mailing address is 224 Carrington Ct., Huntington, W. Va. ENGAGED: Thomas R. Hitz, Jr., '51, to Miss Betty Sacre. The wedding will take d a c e in February. Mr. Hitz is employed by Robert & Co., 96 Poplar St., Atlanta. . . . Bruce Jones Sams, Jr., '51, to Miss Adele King Risley of Savannah. Mr. Sams is a junior at Harvard Medical School. The wedding date will be announced later. MARRIED: Herbert James Kizer, Jr., '51, to Miss Betty Stockton, Jan. 9. Their ma'ling address is 111 Martin St., Jefferson, Ga. . . . Robert Franklin Sailors. Jr., '51. to Janina Gluszcynski of Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 1. Mr. Sailors has been connected with a real estate firm in Rio de Janeiro. The couple plan to return to the states in February. . . . Albert F. Stanleton, '51, to Miss Mary Scarborough, Dec. 29. Mr. Starjleton is a mechanical engineer at Robins AFB, Warner Robins. Ga. BIRTHS: Charles S. Bond, '51, and Mrs. Bond, a son. Turner Dixon. Dec. 21. Mr. Bond is an aeronautical engr. -with ARO. Their horo<= address is 315 Enterprise Ave., Tullahoma. Tenn. . . . Roy H. Harris, '51, and Mrs. Harris, a daughter. Kathryn Ann, Dec. 5. Mr. Harris is with the Hazeltme Electronics Corn. The'r address is 224-39-A 64th Ave., Bayside, L. I., New York. / ia j « Ross Chen, '52, is now with the I. E. - * Deot. of Leeds & Northup Co., 4901 Stenton Ave.. Philadelphia 44. Pa. James A. Collins, '52, USAF. has been in the hosoital since last August suffering from a back iniury received in an accident at that time. He would have finished Flight School in October and been commissioned. His permanent mailing address is 27 Fourth Ave., SW. Cairo. Ga. David T. Horton. '52. is on the technical staff of the IT. S. Naval Ordnance Lab., White Oak. Silver Soring, Md. George C. Reed. Jr.. '52. died November 6. He was a civil engineer with North American Aviation. His mother. Mrs. George C. Re»d, Sr., resides at the Beverly Hotel, Staunton, Va. Lt. Robert A. Samoden, '52, is serving in Korea as storage officer with the 55th Ordnance Ammunition Co. His wife. Jeanne, lives at 208 Center St.. W. Haven, Conn. Marvin E. Wallace, '52. is on the technical staff of the TJ. S. Naval Ordnance Lab., White Oak, Silver Soring. Md. Lt. Wiley E. Williams, '52, is serving in Korea with the 24th Infantry Div.. where he is a radio officer in the Sig. Co. His wife lives at Rt. 1. Thomasville, Ga. ENGAGED: S1. Edwin Dyer, '52, to Miss Mary Lou Morris. The "wedding will take place in the spring. Mr. Dver is with the Armstrong Cork Co. His mailing address is 300 12th Ave. So., Nashville, Tenn. . . . Nyrarn Lee Younn, '52, to Miss Jackie Moorhead. The weddine is scheduled for February 6. Mr. Young is with Allis Chalmers in Richmond, Va.

When Ed K. Waters graduated from Illinois Wesleyan ( ' 3 7 ) , he first took a job with the meat-packing industry; then later became associated with a large retail sales organization. But these did not offer the kind of opportunity Mr. Waters was seeking. He had a desire to serve people and, at the same time, build his own business. When he turned to a career in life insurance, he began to hear more and more about the great training program of New England Mutual, "the insurance man's life insurance company." He contacted this company. "This was the smartest move I ever made," Mr. Waters says. "I now have my own business, independence, and unlimited earning possibilities, as well as opportunity to expand my services." It could be a "smart move" for you to investigate the opportunities offered at New England Mutual. Mail the coupon below for a booklet in which 15 men tell why they chose a career with N e w England Mutual.

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MARRIED: Thomas Edward McGouirk, '52, to Miss Mary Jane Catron. Mr. McGouirk is associated with Wiedman & Singleton Engrg. Co. in Aiken, S. C. . . . Frank Ward Reilly, Jr., '52, to Miss Catherine Gay, Jan. 9. Mr. Reilly is with Sherman & Reilly in Chattanooga. /e»» Lt. Thomas E. Methvin, '53, has been a ' * assigned to the Hdqrs. 3rd Armored Div. at Fort Knox, Ky. Lt. Ralph A. Youngblood, Jr., '53, is a member of the 97th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group at Okinawa. His wife, Noleka, lives at Pooler, Ga. ENGAGED: Bert R. Astrup, '53, to Miss Mary Elizabeth Hurst. The wedding date will be announced later. Mr. Astrup was with the Ford Motor Co.. Dearborn, Mich., prior to entering the service in December. . . . Roy Brannen Cooper, '53, to Miss Virginia Hudgins. The wedding date will be announced later. Mr. Cooper is employed by the Georgia Tech Experiment Station. . . . Lt. Leslie Merritt Hamill, '53, to Miss Allardyce Armstrong of Miami, Fla. The wedding will take place in the spring. Lt. Hamill is with the 3305th Pilot Training Squadron at Maiden AFB, Mo. Miss Armstrong's father, Mr. John Randolph Armstrong, is a Tech graduate, class of '24. . . . Jerry Fuller James, '53, to Miss Su Ellen Holliman. The wedding date will be announced later. Mr. James is attending Naval OCS at Newport, R. I. MARRIED: Lt. Robert S. Brandt, '53, to Miss Elizabeth Gordy, Dec. 28. They reside in San Angelo, Texas, where Lt. Brandt is stationed at the Goodfellow AFB. . . . Lt. Robert Clay Gillespie, '53, to Miss Sandra Weaver, Dec. 20. Lt. Gillespie is stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. . . . Osce Peebles Roberts, '53, to Miss Virginia Gwynn Clack, Nov. 26. Mr. Roberts is in Graduate School here at Tech. BORN TO: Franklin D. Hurst, '53, and Mrs. Hurst, a daughter, Frances Lynn, Oct. 1. Their address is 357 Bayshore Dr., Tampa, Fla. iCA MARRIED: Ben Frank Brian, '54, to Miss a ^ Betty Lee Whelchel, Dec. 18. Mr. Brian will report to Wright Patterson AFB on Feb. 15. His permanent mailing address is 204 Nash Cir., Birmingham, Ala. . . . Virgil Collins Chew, '54, to Miss Charlotte Parker, Dec. 27. Mr. Chew is with Tenn. Eastman, Kingsport, Tenn. . . . James Eric Feltham, '54, to Miss Elizabeth Mickle, Dec. 29. Mr. Feltham is attending Graduate School at Georgia Tech.

Today's Architects & Engineers Set the Shape of America's Tomorrows ROBERT AND COMPANY ASSOCIATES (jTfre&itectj? and Gziyizieers ATLANTA.

MITCHELL HEADS FOUNDATION Walter M. Mitchell, '23, prominent Atlanta businessman, has been elected president of the Georgia Tech Alumni Foundation for the year beginning J a n u a r y 1, 1954. The trustees of the foundation also announced the election of John P. Baum, '24, of Milledgeville as vice-president and William T. Rich, '10, of Atlanta as treasurer of the corporation for the coming year. R. J. (Jack) Thiesen, '10, is executive secretary of the foundation.

Mr. Mitchell is vice-president and director of the Draper Corporation, textile machinery manufacturers. He is a former Tech football star and the father of Tech's freshman quarterback, Wade Mitchell. Mr. Baum is vice-president of J. P. Stevens and Company of Milledgeville, woolen goods manufacturers. Mr. Rich is vice-president of Jacob's Pharmacy Company and a director of Rich's, Incorporated, of Atlanta.

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IN 1933 Carbide received the first Chemical Engineering Achievement Award. This recognized the beginning of commercial production of much-needed chemicals from petroleum and natural gas—which proved to be the beginning of the American petrochemical industry.

TRUE SIGNIFICANCE—As in all Chemical Engineering Achievement Awards, coal hydrogenation was recognized not as the accomplishment of any one individual but as the result of the cooperative efforts of many. The people of Union Carbide appreciate the recognition of their achievement by the distinguished Committee of Award, composed of senior chemical engineering educators.

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A publication of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.