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In my report for the 1960-61 year built upon the theme, "Quality is our Constant Goal," I made some rather ambitious statements of the aims and objectives of Georgia Tech in the coming years. The 1961-62 report which begins on page 6 of this issue reflects the first year's attempts to reach these goals. It indicates the failings as well as the successes in these attempts. But, above all, I believe it points out that in this one year Georgia Tech has gained a much better recognition of its expanding, critical role in the future development of the State of Georgia and of our country. The President's Report: 1962 by EDWIN D. HARRISON.


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versity System of Georgia has a longstanding policy against naming buildings for living people. We think that it is a superior policy, one that has served the system well over the years. At the October 10 meeting of the Board the policy was broken. But it was broken for an excellent reason, and we applaud the Board for its action when they voted unanimously to name the new Tech reactor and its associated laboratories, the Frank H. Neely Nuclear Research Center. Although we do not care too much for resolutions (after you write a couple of them a month you get that way) this one is worth repeating for it details exactly why the Regents decided to make this policy change. Here in its entirety is that resolution: A WHEREAS: Mr. Frank H. Neely has been a loyal, enthusiastic, and effective supporter of higher education in Georgia ever since his graduation with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1904; and WHEREAS: In 1932, he was one of

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six founders of the Georgia Tech Foundation, an organization that has since become one of the strongest and most effective forces for quality higher education in Georgia; and

Director of the War Production Board, and as a member of several national commissions; and WHEREAS:

He

and

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wife,

Mrs.

Rae Neely, initiated and have continued to support the Neely Visiting Professorship Fund which has brought many outstanding educators to the Georgia Tech campus during the past two years; and WHEREAS: He has shown above all a consuming desire to put the State of Georgia in the forefront of the nuclear age through his service as the only chairman in the seven-year history of the Georgia Nuclear Advisory Commission, the organization which secured the original grant from the State of Georgia that insured the planning and construction of the $4,500,000 Nuclear Research Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology: this center along with the Radioisotopes and Bioengineering Laboratory which he also helped secure, will give the State nuclear research facilities unmatched at any university in the country; therefore BE IT RESOLVED: That because of the unique and exceptional nature of these facilities and the unflagging efforts of this one man who has made it all possible, this Board hereby immediately designates the nuclear reactor and associated laboratories at Georgia Tech, The Frank H. Neely Nuclear Research Center.

WHEREAS: He was one of the driving

forces behind the formation of the Rich Electronic Computer Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology; an asset of the University System that he has continued to help support through his work with the Rich Foundation; and WHEREAS:

He has been one of the

outstanding leaders in the growth of the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia through his service as the organizer of the first Fulton County zoning and planning commission, as chairman of many city and county bond commissions, as chairman of the board of the State Commerce Department, and through many other activities; and WHEREAS: He has served his country with distinction as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sixth District Federal Reserve Bank and as Atlanta Regional

A AT THE Regents' meeting, Chairman Robert Arnold told us that no action that the Board has taken in recent years has pleased him as much as this resolution. "Without Frank Neely," he added, "Tech would not be thinking about opening one of the finest research facilities in the world this coming year." Having worked with Mr. Neely on several projects, we can add that "without Frank Neely there wouldn't be a number of things around Georgia Tech and Atlanta that we just take for granted today. For Frank Neely is a very rare combination. He is both a man of great vision and a man of prompt action. And Georgia Tech is certainly fortunate that he has numbered the Institute as one of the beneficiaries of both his dreams and his acts." TECH ALUMNUS


A SPEAKING of men of action brings us back to Lt. Commander John Young, Tech's first astronaut. Young's letter of response to President Harrison's congratulatory note after the new space men were named reflects what this man thinks about the Institute: "Thank you for your very kind letter of October 5. "Tech is the best engineering school in the South (Perhaps I'm prejudiced). Although it was not until I entered the Navy Test Pilot School in 1959 that I was able to use directly to any extent my aeronautical training, my engineering degree from Tech was a much valued status symbol in my work. In the last seven years, I wouldn't have traded my Tech education for a million. "One of the finest things that I learned at Tech was how to work unreasonably long hours for days on end. If the work hasn't changed, this gives Tech men a significant initial advantage over their contemporaries. If the Congress can be persuaded to put a 36-hour day into effect, it will be a Godsend to Tech students, as they will be able to get their homework done and sleep some, all in the same day. It would also help NASA and countless other businesses meet the demands of applied research and development. "Seriously, I certainly appreciated your letter. The background that Tech gave me, I feel, will immeasurably benefit me in the next several years and I am grateful for this. You might pass on to the boys that, believe it or not, work at Tech is worth every second you spend on it."

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Volume 41

Number 3

THE FACE OF GEORGIA TECH VIII.

CONTENTS 2. RAMBLIN'—the editor discusses honors that have come to three Tech men for three entirely different reasons. 6. T H E PRESIDENT'S REPORT—in his 1962 report,

Dr. Edwin D. Harrison looks at the practical approach to quality. 14. SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA—another amazing story of a Tech-related industry. 16.

success

I T TAKES A HEAP OF FOLKS—to run Grant Field

each Saturday, 1,396 people are needed. 18. W I N SOME, LOSE SOME, TIE THE REST—as the

season approaches its close, Tech is now, 5-2-1. 21. THE BIGGEST TEAM IN HISTORY—the Tech basketball squad has more beef than ever but with the size will come a loss of speed. 22.

ROLL CALL STATISTICS—a few "old wives'" tales

about alumni giving are disproven. 24. GEORGIA TECH JOURNAL—all the news.

Officers of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association I. H. Hardin, '24, Pres. W. S. Terrell, '30, VP D. A. McKeever, '32, VP W. H. Ector, '40, Treas. W. Roane Beard, '40, Executive Secretary Bob Wallace, Jr., '49, Editor Bill Diehl, Jr., Chief Photographer Mary Jane Reynolds, Editorial Assistant Tom Hall, '59, Advertising Mary Peeks, Class Notes

THE COYER The opening words of President Edwin D. Harrison's 1962 annual report and three typical campus work scenes make up the cover that sets the pace for the article on page 6 of this ^ssue. The pictures were taken in (from left to right) the Physics building, the Rich Electronic Computer Center, and the ME graduate research laboratories. Photographs—Bill Diehl Assoc. Published eight times a year—February, March, May, July, September, October, November and December*—by the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, Georgia Institute of Technology; 225 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. Subscription price (35c per copy) included in the membership dues. Second class postage paid at Atlanta, Georgia.

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THERE ARE F E W THINGS around a university campus as lonely or as depressing as a football stadium which has just disgorged its crowd after a game, especially a losing one. Walking around Grant Field after Tech's valiant but losing effort against LSU in October, a Tech student happened on this scene of utter desolation, which because of the sensi-

tivity of one photographer suddenly took on a sweeping look of beauty in the midst of what at least one man considered a personal tragedy. Early the next week, the cleanup gang was readying the stadium for another home game. For more about the people who watch over the stadium and put on the football games, please take a look at page 14.

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A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO by Edwin D. Harrison

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an educational institution must retain an open-minded attitude with respect to its programs, its goals, its ambitions, and its limitations, fl As a technological institution, Georgia Tech has an even greater responsibility to evaluate continuously the myriad scientific, technological, and management innovations and discoveries in order to decide what effect they may have on its current and future programs. Today, more than ever before, the necessity for course and curricular revisions is a requisite for progress. At the same time, the institution must constantly weigh this wealth of information for the selective rejection Y ITS VERY DEFINITION,

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of that part of it which might bring about any dilution of quality in wasted efforts to excel in too many narrow fields of specialization, fl During this year, a great amount of time and energy has been spent by members of the Georgia Tech faculty and administration in an institutional self-study which should be a valuable guide for the proper solution of these problems that will continue to plague the technological institution of the future. This important self-study will be completed in time to form part of my 1962-63 annual report. 1j Perhaps the biggest deterrent in our capability to succeed in our drive towards quality is the restraining influence of a realistic

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The President's Repoii>-continued approach to future plans. In spite of increasing state, alumni, and business support, Georgia Tech's financial resources are limited. For this reason, we must continue with the philosophy that it is far better to do a few things well than to do many things poorly. A prime example of a still-unfilled responsibility is our inability to properly assist Georgia industries through research and developmental activities and to assist the nation through similar efforts directed at the resolution of pressing defense requirements. Although extremely important, these activities have necessarily received a smaller proportion of the institutional budget than their value merits. Funds available have been used to a greater extent to support educational functions, while the research activities have had to seek most of their own support. Space and facility limitations have likewise hampered these activities because of the requirements for expansion of the academic space needs. The administration continually reviews the various demands for the expenditure of funds and attempts to utilize them within the limitations of our budget for the greatest benefit of Tech and the state. It is essential, however, that additional financial support for industrial research be obtained. Just as pressing is the need to support more fully the type of work presently being undertaken by the Industrial Development Division of the Engineering Experiment Station. Again, these comments are not intended to relegate the function or the contribution of oasic (academic) research to a position of secondary importance. The conduct of basic research by members of the faculty is a valuable and necessary stimulant to every educational program. The mere dissemination of knowledge is not the total function of higher education. The seeking of new knowledge, its publication, and the involvement of students in its pursuit are a most necessary part of our activity. There has been much written during the past twenty years

concerning the possibility of increasing the length of time devoted to the attainment of an undergraduate engineering degree. A few colleges have adopted a five-year program. Others have eliminated engineering as an undergraduate curriculum and made it a graduate-degree area. However, I feel strongly that more can be achieved for the present through the traditional Georgia Tech concept of a vital and dynamic four-year curriculum followed by a high quality graduate-level program for selected students. Graduate study in certain academic areas has been recognized for many years as an essential part of more complete subject mastery. It is becoming increasingly important in the technological areas. Georgia Tech must devote an increasing proportion of its energy and resources to an expansion of our graduate offerings. In a sense, the graduate program is so closely linked to the efforts of academic research that they may be considered mutually essential. On page 4 of the National Science Foundation Report (NSF 61-27), "Investing in Scientific Progress—19611970," the following statement appears: "Science, education, and technology are linked through areas of mutual concern. Improvement of any raises the quality of the others. "In the advanced training of scientists, for example, education and research in science are carried on together. How to do research and thus to expand knowledge is learned best by practice, under the guidance of an experienced investigator. "Science creates new ideas for technology. Technology, in turn, faced with unsolved problems, demands new knowledge and thus stimulates scientific investigation. It also provides new tools, materials, and techniques for science and for education." This statement cogently expresses the reasoning behind Georgia Tech's philosophy of the complete interdependence of undergraduate education, graduate education, and research in the development of an institution of quality. TECH ALUMNUS


Table 1—State of Georgia 's Financial of Georgia Tech, 1952-1962

Year 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 (est)

State Funds—Finance

Support

Cumulative Enrollment Full-time Day Students

State Funds for Operation

State Contribution IVr Student

4,601 5,243 5,762 §,282 6,711 6,852 6,419 6,719 6,826 6,902 7,000

$1,810,000 1,658,880 1,688,000 1,706,500 2,040,000 590,000 S88,000 3,264,500 3,587,000 3,977,000 4,298,000

$393 316 293 272 304 352 453 486 525 576 614

received from the State of Georgia for the period 1952-53 through 1961-62.

In my previous annual reports, I have mentioned the problem of financing the state's institutions of higher learning. The increases in enrollments, operating costs, research Technological Manpower Approximately 150,000 degrees in science and engineercosts, graduate program costs, have all combined to add to the financial burden of the Institute. Some relief has ing, of which about 6,000 were at the doctorate level, were been obtained by higher appropriations and increased awarded by all United States colleges during the year. The student fees. But, the major relief must come from a more aggregate of all professional scientists and engineers in our realistic state support or some important programs will population is now roughly 1,400,000. In brief, about eighthave to be curtailed. The industrial and economic growth tenths of one per cent of the population, or about 2 per of Georgia is now more closely tied to Georgia Tech and its cent of the total labor force, is now included in this groupeducational and research programs than to any other single ing. activity in the state government complex. The needs for this classification of professional talent are rising phenomenally at a rate of about 6 per cent per The U. S. News and World Report, in its issue of Februyear, while the total labor force is growing at only 1.4 per ary 26, 1962, published a regional breakdown on areas of cent per year. There is every reason to believe that the the United States indicating the difficulties of college adcurrent rates will continue for a few years. If Tech were to mission. Georgia was included in the region labeled, "Second provide its proportion of this growth and fulfill predicted most difficult to get into college." The region with the needs, her enrollment would have to be approximately greatest entrance difficulties was the New England area, 9,500 by 1970 and 17,000 by the year 1980. It is not encompassing a total of nine states. The six regions permitting greater ease of college admission included 33 states. likely, however, that this rate of growth will be maintained We, in Georgia, are rapidly reducing college opportunities until 1970. at a time when the reverse should be true. The only At the present time, Georgia Tech is able to produce logical solution lies in a higher proportion of local support engineering, science, architecture, and industrial managefor the public schools and the consequent freeing of tax ment graduates to more than fulfill the requirements of the revenue for the support of public higher education. There state's economy although salary inequalities attract some must be a greater realization on the part of the General graduates out of the state. Assembly and public school officials of the truth of this Georgia high schools do not yet provide an adequate solution. Otherwise, these gentlemen will become guilty of number of qualified technological applicants to fill her limiting the state's educational offerings at the primary and needs. Although the number is slowly increasing, the needs secondary levels. The consequences of such action should be for additional graduates are also rapidly growing. How is obvious to any visionary person. Tech contributing to the solution of this dilemma? It is sincerely hoped that pleas for additional funds will The nature of our courses itself contributes to the solunot be construed either as ingratitude on our part or as an. tion. Technological programs necessarily require advanced indication of ineffective management practices. I have laboratory equipment, an extensive and complete scientificattempted to justify actual needs throughout this report. ally-oriented library, and a teaching and research faculty We are proud of our record of state support and encourage- with a high degree of competence in many academic disciment as indicated in Table 1 showing financial support Continued on page 10 NOVEMBER 1962


The President's Report—continued plines. These requirements are independent of the number of students actually served. Expensive investments of this nature should be utilized to as full a degree as possible. The operation of Tech with its present programs would not be much less expensive if the enrollment were reduced drastically. The fixed costs peculiar to our programs would continue, or the quality of the programs would have to be reduced seriously. Tech has accomplished fuller utilization of facilities by the selective admission of a sufficient number of non-Georgians to make up the deficit of qualified residents. This action has also provided a richer source of highly-qualified technological manpower, one of Georgia's prime assets. This farsighted policy, which is of both economic and manpower value, is frequently misunderstood. Non-residents, however, are not admitted to the exclusion of qualified Georgia applicants, as is sometimes asserted. Other state-supported universities in the South have actually lowered their out-ofstate rates during the past year in order to attract good students to their states: something Tech has been able to do with ease for years by virtue of its national reputation.

Teaching Salaries Each year it becomes more and more evident that society is finally recognizing the valuable contributions made to it by college teachers. Business and industry have shared this realization and have hired many of the best teachers from the campuses of American colleges. Industry has particularly sought those with special training, insight, and experience. Advanced degrees, which were once recognized only by the academic fraternity, are now looked upon in many corporate circles as a hallmark of achievement. This recognition, plus complications caused by increasing numbers of college applicants and upgraded levels of technical achievement, has brought financial reward to college teachers in general. In certain disciplines the reward is much greater than in others. The American Association of University Professors' 1961-62 report, The Economic Status of the Profession, indicated that 588 institutions reported an average salary increase of 6.5 per cent for the year. This practical recognition of academic ability is highly commendable and supports one's enthusiasm for the free enterprise system. However, it creates a continuingfiscalburden on the colleges of the country, a burden which all of us must strive to overcome. ^ Our institution does not compete for its faculty with the average institution. Our competitors for academic talent are other nationally-known technological schools and top industrial firms. We do not fare well by comparison. For example, average salaries for full professors at two of America's best-known technological institutions exceed those at Tech paid from state funds by approximately $5,000 and $3,000 respectively. This is a percentage difference of approximately 60 per cent and 35 per cent. 10

Even more discouraging is the fact that, despite the supplementation of salaries through the support of the Georgia Tech alumni and the efforts of the Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund, we are barely holding our own. State funds (including student revenue) permitted a 7 per cent increase for our teaching faculty, while the national figures jumped 6.5 per cent. This is not the gain it first appears, since the smaller percentage was applied to a much larger base. The average salary for all teaching faculty at Tech for 1961-62 was $7,395 from state funds, and $7,745 including supplements. This compares with a national average of $7,910. Our position is complicated by the number of teaching and research disciplines which are critically short of manpower. It must be pointed out that in 1959-60 we fell below the national average by $130. In 1960-61 the deficiency grew to $200. It has now jumped to $515, based on state funds, and to $165 including supplements. The General Assembly and the people of Georgia must be made fully aware of this dangerous trend, its potential effect on higher education, as well as the aforementioned necessity for the public school systems to secure all additional support from local sources in order that the University System can survive.

Progress—Physical Plant Progress toward the fulfillment of space and facilities requirements has been most gratifying. The new Electrical Engineering Building, which cost $3,700,000, was occupied at the beginning of the winter quarter. Its 160,000 square feet of space houses the largest school on the campus and should be adequate for many years. Electrical engineering is a rapidly growing field which will undoubtedly continue at the forefront of demand for manpower requirements for a considerable period of time. Five new dormitories were opened at the beginning of the fall quarter, 1961. These dormitories, a valuable addition to the student housing program, house approximately 750 students. Dormitory construction costs have reached the point where it is almost impossible to provide additional facilities on a completely self-amortizing basis. This is a problem which will merit a great deal of study in the immediate future. The new central storage and shops building was occupied in the fall of 1961, and the space formerly occupied in the old A. French Building was released to the School of Industrial Engineering. The new Crenshaw Field House, also occupied in the fall of 1961, has served admirably for activities of Drama Tech, the Band, and for other student functions. The Southern Technical Institute occupied its new Marietta campus in September. This is an outstanding facility, well-designed, beautiful, and functional. The Nuclear Research Reactor facility, costing in excess of $4,500,000, should be completed early in 1963. This most valuable research tool will be a great asset as a high TECH ALUMNUS


energy particle source and for the provision of short-life isotopes for additional research. The third floor of the Chemistry Annex building is being added to provide research laboratories for the graduate program in the School of Chemistry. One-third of the $270,000 cost was supplied by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We are grateful to the Regents for making a special allocation of the required matching funds which permitted the initiation of this project. Land was acquired, and the construction contract was let for a new combination Chemical Engineering and Ceramic Engineering building. Completion of construction should be early in 1964. The acquisition of new facilities has permitted expansion into vacated areas by other crowded departments and removal of several dilapidated frame houses.

Institutional Needs

Table 2—Projected Needs of Capital Outlay, Georgia Institute of Technology Project

stimated Cost

Physics Building — 1st Unit $2,000,000 Photo Laboratory 250,000 Engineering Experiment Station — 1st Unit 2,100,000 Aeronautical Engineering Wing 800,000 Women's Dormitory 200,000 Mechanical Engineering Wing # 1 1,100,000 Engineering Mechanics Wing 500,000 Chemistry Mechanics Conversion .^1,000,000 Old Electrical Engineering Building Conversion 300,000 Radioisotopes and Bioengineering Lab — 3rd Floor Addition 1,300,000 Student Center 3,000,000 Dining Hall Addition 500,000 Highway Building Conversion 350,000 O'Keefe High School Purchase and Conversion 2,500,000 Boiler Plant # 2 1,500,000 Physics Building — 2nd Unit 1,100,000 Civil Engineering Building Wing 1,000,000 Engineering Experiment Station — 2nd Unit 2,300,000 Mechanical Engineering Building Wing # 2 700,000 Engineering Experiment Station — 3rd Unit 1,200,000 Physical Plant Dept. Addition 600,000 Chapel 500,000 100,000 Women's Dormitory Addition

Some studies made Some studies made Some studies made Architect not selected Architect not selected Architect not selected Architect not selected Architect not selected Architect not selected Some studies made Some studies made Architect not selected Architect not selected

Architect not selected The rapidly-growing School of Physics is in critical need Architect not selected of additional space in order to conduct its present teaching Some studies made Architect not selected and research activities and to permit the anticipated enrollment increases which will be possible after the freshman Some studies made chemistry space needs have been satisfied. Architect not selected The Engineering Experiment Station is also critically in Architect not selected need of space. Leased property off-campus is not satisfacArchitect not selected tory, nor is much of the substandard and crowded space Architect not selected now occupied. Although research areas are included in the Architect not selected planning of new construction, the capabilities of the Engi$24,900,000 Total neering Experiment Station need to be expanded to accommodate requirements of the defense activities and of Georgia industry. The second item of an unusual nature is the location of a city high school within the campus boundaries. The high Tech remains the only major college without a Student school students must cross the campus to reach the school. Center. Such a building is vital to the cultural and social The O'Keefe High School should be acquired through puratmosphere of the institution. Students, recognizing this chase by the Institute in order that the city can relocate shortcoming, have contributed toward its construction cost the school. The existing property can be utilized effectively since October, 1955. This fund now totals $293,000. If by the Institute for any one of a number of purposes. certain auxiliary enterprise activities are included in the plans, it could be suitable to add some of these funds to Table 2 indicates the priorities of the urgently needed the student fund for such a project. The priority for the capital outlay items of the Georgia Institute of Technology. construction of a Student Center has been raised on the list of urgently needed buildings (Table 2) to a position Campus Planning where it will not affect the academic construction requireThe firm of Keck Engineering Associates, Inc., was emments. ployed to undertake a study and to make recommendations Careful attention and continual study have gone into for a plan of campus physical growth. Mr. Keck and his building requirements. Two factors, however, merit special group met with members of the administration, the deans, notice because of their effect on the campus expansion and directors to collect data on accurate enrollment estimates and departmental needs. He also conducted a use program. Land acquisition is a critical problem to Georgia Tech study of property adjacent to the campus to determine the because of our location. I urge that an additional allocation feasibility and possible cost of acquisition. Mr. Keek's instructions included planning for a period be made available to the Institute for this purpose as soon as possible. Extensive financial savings can be realized by covering the next twenty-five years and making recommenthe purchase of land at the proper time. It is our intention dations concerning implementation of the suggested proto include the cost of land requirements in future construc- gram. tion projects. However, this procedure involves the purOne copy of the report was received in June, and a few chase of adjacent parcels for the development of a single additional copies have been ordered. These copies will be site and does not permit acquisition on the more eco- distributed for evaluation to the Advanced Planning Comnomical, "as-available" basis. Continued on page 12 NOVEMBER 1962

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The President's Repor1>-continued mittee and to a committee of the self-study. Following the consolidation of these recommendations, a final report will be completed and submitted to the Board of Regents for approval. It is likely that an urban renewal participation will be involved.

The General Assembly For the past two years, the members of the General Assembly have been invited to the campus as guests of the Athletic Association and the Georgia Tech Foundation. This year's program particularly was very successful. Brief campus tours, a short presentation of Tech's contributions and responsibilities to the state, and a buffet supper preceded the group's attendance at the Tech-Kentucky basketball game. These programs of appreciation will be continued and expanded in the fall of 1962 to include attendance at a home football game. Our relations with the General Assembly have been complicated in the past by a lack of effective effort on the part of the institution to communicate an understanding of Tech's accomplishments and problems to the members. The fine cooperation and the response received in the past two years through this and other programs have encouraged us to continue and expand our efforts, both with respect to the General Assembly and with the people of Georgia.

The Seventy-fifth Anniversary In October, 1888, three years after the General Assembly established the Georgia School of Technology, the new school opened its doors to the first students. The calendar year, 1963, has been selected as our 75th Anniversary year, and plans for appropriate activities are progressing. A series of convocations have been planned, a number of distinguished individuals will be asked to participate, the dedication of the Nuclear Research Reactor will occur in conjunction with a program on nuclear science, and a factual history of the institution will be published. The campus development study was also a vital part of the year's activities in its assistance toward intelligent future planning and for the informational support which it will engender. The anniversary celebration will serve as a means for recounting our achievements in the past and for evaluating critically both the present and the future.

A Special Commendation In the fall of 1961, three qualified Negro applicants from among 20 who applied were admitted to Georgia Tech. It was obvious that possible agitation and violence could result and that such action would bring to the institution discredit which could not be overcome. The student body was called together during January of 1961, the problems were explained, and instructions were 12

given them concerning their possible involvement in riotous action. The superb response of the student body is highly commendable. It must be recognized that the integration of the student body was contrary to the cultural heritage and background of a large number of Tech students who neither endorsed nor applauded the decision. All students, however, recognized that violence would neither resolve the problem nor eliminate it. They were informed that freedom of speech and of peaceable assembly was not being denied them, but that involvement or participation in rioting would bring immediate dismissal. The mature behavior of the student body was considerably superior to that of off-campus agitators, and I firmly believe that the actions of the Tech student body in the fall of 1961 are due the highest commendation any one can give them. The administration worked closely with the campus security force, with Chief H. T. Jenkins of the Atlanta Police Department, and with both Colonel W. P. Trotter and Colonel H. L. Conner of the Georgia State Patrol. The institution is deeply indebted to them for their guidance and assistance. A large number of faculty and staff members also worked tirelessly for several months prior to the opening of the fall quarter to ease the institution through its trial. They know the value of their efforts and the depth of my gratitude. Constant vigilance and the patience and consideration of both white and Negro students will be necessary to prevent disruptions that can still occur.

Academic Problems Considerable emphasis was given in last year's annual report to the increasing difficulty of the academic programs. This gradual transition was made necessary by the need for Tech to produce graduates of the highest possible caliber. Naturally, the character of the academic program depends on the quality of the raw material. Scholarship records are determined by computing averages based on a count of 4 assigned to a grade of A, 3 for B, 2 for C, 1 for D, and 0 for F. A C, or 2.0, average is required for graduation. The records for the past three years are: Quarter Fall Winter Spring Average

1959-60 2.131 2.238 2.350 2.235

1960-61 2.235 2.277 2.350 2.285

1961-62 2.200 2.278 2.366 2.277

Both the Dean of Faculties and the Dean of Engineering devoted space in their reports to the figures concerning academic progress. The Dean of Engineering pointed out the difficulties involved, and a study is now under way to determine the best means for the Committee on Standing to improve the situation. The problem is centered around students who have scholastic difficulty one quarter but who show enough improvement in the following quarter to be removed from probation. TECH ALUMNUS


The Dean of Faculties also noted that in certain course areas there were still indications that an effort was being made to upgrade the academic standards faster than the qualifications of the students permitted. He recommends that careful attention of the faculty be given to this problem. I heartily agree. I should like to state again that the progress of technology and science, not the aspirations of Tech, is responsible for the necessity of continually upgrading our academic offerings. It remains our wish to graduate as large a percentage of entering applicants as possible. But this cannot be achieved by cheapening the educational offering.

Progress—Faculty The entire faculty (including teaching assistants) numbered 407 full-time people, an increase of 6 per cent. There was no significant change in the academic qualifications of the faculty, with approximately 40 per cent possessing the doctor's degree. Many young faculty members, particularly in the engineering college, are pursuing the doctor's degree here or •elsewhere. The Ford Foundation grant supporting graduate study in engineering at the doctorate level has been a substantial source of encouragement. Dr. Michael K. Wilkinson was designated the first Neely Professor and served in the School of Physics during the year. Dr. Wilkinson's presence and contributions were most invigorating. He has returned to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Rae and Frank Neely Visiting Professorship will continue to serve as a means of bringing to our campus outstanding individuals whose diversity of qualifications should prove to be a source of stimulation during the entire period of support. Teaching loads were slightly reduced. Progress was made in reducing the instructional loads of faculty members who were engaged in research activities as a result of increased allocations to the various schools for the conduct of academic research, but much more progress is needed.

Enrollment In spite of limitations on the size of the entering freshman class because of inadequate chemistry and physics facilities, the enrollment reached a record high level for each of the three quarters for the second successive year. The fall quarter (1961) enrollment was 5,847—100 larger than the previous year. Graduate enrollment increased to a record high of 532 in the same quarter. The freshman enrollment declined slightly, while junior and senior registrations increased. Senior engineering enrollment was down but will increase next year. The summer quarter (1961) enrollment of 2,080 was slightly higher than that of the previous year.

Acknowledgments This year acknowledgments are due so many that it is impossible to mention individuals without omitting the names of those whose assistance has been so superb that NOVEMBER 1962

they deserve equal recognition. First, however, to the students for their level-headed behavior in an otherwise hectic and confusing school opening and no less to the faculty for their warm and understanding support are my most heartfelt acknowledgments extended. Additionally, many faculty members have devoted thankless hours to the institutional self-study, the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary preparations, the Speakers' Bureau, and the countless committee assignments which are a necessary burden for operating an educational institution. Although I cannot thank each one personally, they are assured that their efforts are both recognized and appreciated. Our sincerest thanks must again go to the alumni for another record-breaking annual Roll Call. Over 45 per cent of known Tech alumni contributed to the 1961-62 drive for funds to help the Georgia Tech Foundation again make possible our superior faculty supplementation program. For the second straight year, Georgia Tech led all public institutions in the Alumni Incentive Awards program sponsored by the American Alumni Council. Tech also placed second in the country among all universities for sustained giving and received cash awards totaling $3,000 in recognition of these honors. The financial and moral support of Tech alumni is one of the outstanding characteristics of the Institute and the entire faculty joins me in this heartfelt salute. Still another salute is due those alumni who have labored so hard and effectively on the Tech-Georgia Development Fund, which through its efforts now supplies an equal amount of support for the faculty salary supplementation program through the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. During the 1962 session of the General Assembly a new appropriation bill was introduced. The wording was explicit and its passage would have handicapped seriously the operation of the University System through technical errors in the content of the proposed legislation. Georgia Tech and all other units of the University System acknowledge with gratitude the leadership and study provided by the Treasurer of the System. Through his thorough understanding of the bill, efforts to amend it were successful, and the state will profit from his efforts and good judgment. The Board of Regents continued their unstinting support of higher education through their direction of the University System of Georgia. We, in our State, are most fortunate to have this type of administrative organization and are grateful for the dedicated service of the Regents and of the members of their staff. Georgia Tech is most appreciative for their leadership, encouragement, and support. Our General Assembly has been most cooperative in rendering intelligent support of higher education, although we have fallen short at Tech in supplying them with information prior to the annual session. Diligent efforts to rectify this shortcoming are being made. The entire administrative staff and faculty have continued to give a superior performance. Each has added his share of the contributions responsible for the institution's reputation and success. 13


The second in a special Alumnus Series on industries that have sprung up around Georgia Tech

by Frank Bigger

FROM A P.O. BOX TO WORLD LEADER IN EIGHT YE/ S that a lack of money could open the golden doors to booming success for a fledgling electronics business, but that's just what happened in the case of Scientific-Atlanta. Manufacturers of instruments to design and test antennas of all types, Scientific-Atlanta has in the ten short years of its life captured 60 per cent of the world market in the field! Its stock, going at $1 per share when the corporation was formed, has since enjoyed one split, paid several handsome dividends, and now brings a healthy $15 a share. The company established new records in sales and profits for the fiscal year ending June 30. It has just moved into a glittering new plant surrounded by 25 acres of prime Northeast Atlanta land. These facilities are valued at approximately $700,000. In the light of these facts, it is difficult to imagine that a mere eight years ago, the firm's treasury was so low that a single needed piece of equipment could not be purchased. Yet, this dismal set of circumstances was to lead ScientificAtlanta to the pinnacle in its field. It is now the acknowledged Free World leader in antenna test equipment and the future looks brilliant. But there were lean days in the past and for the first six months of its life, Scientific-Atlanta had only a post office box to call its home. The company was formed in 1951 by six engineers and department heads working at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The founders were James E. Boyd, then head of the Physics Division at the Experiment Station; Gerald A. Rosselot, then director of the Experiment Station; Robert A. Honor, a research engineer; Vernon R. Widerquist, another research engineer; Charles M. Griffin, then business manager of the Tech Athletic Assn., and R. Lamar Whittle, then head of the electronics laboratory. The founders brought Glen P. Robinson, Jr., a Tech physics graduate, from Oak Ridge National Laboratories where he was performing nuclear experiments, back to

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Atlanta to serve as general manager of the company. Robinson took a post as a research physicist at Tech's Research Station and ran Scientific-Atlanta after regular business hours. The company leased space in the corner of a warehouse on Virginia Ave. and using part time machinists and engineers, did contract development work for military agencies and industry, and performed instrument maintenance service for schools and hospitals in the Atlanta area. In 1953 Robinson left his post with Tech to devote all of his time to company business. What appeared to be a gloomy situation developed for the young company late in 1954. The firm desperately needed an automatic antenna pattern recorder. This is a device to measure performance characteristics of all types of antennas. There was only one such machine on the market and Scientific-Atlanta simply did not have the money to buy it. Robinson and his staff decided to attempt building a pattern recorder on their own. This was a wise move indeed. Before the machine was developed, Convair Aircraft and American Machine and Foundry Co. heard about it and sent representatives to Atlanta to examine the project. Convair ordered two of the devices and American Machine placed an order for one. While on a trip to deliver one of the recorders, Robinson visited 10 electronic companies including Western Electric, Westinghouse, General Electric, and the ITE Circuit Breaker Company, to demonstrate the instrument. Within six months Scientific-Atlanta had sold pattern recorders to all 10 of the companies. Robinson, who is now president of Scientific-Atlanta, said this development was a confidence-builder for members of the firm and served to prove that Scientific-Atlanta had a good future. With business expanding, the outfit purchased two acres of land on Piedmont Road and constructed a plant which TECH ALUMNUS


Scientific-Atlanta's Robinson provided 3,000 square feet of working area. As still more and more business poured in, wings and additional stories were added to the original structure until Scientific-Atlanta had a hodge-podge of a plant of around 30,000 square feet. The business had literally outgrown the available land. During the annual vacation shutdown in the last two weeks of July this year, Scientific-Atlanta moved to its present location. The new plant, modern in every detail, provides 56,000 square feet of working area. In mid-September, there were 240 employees on the payroll. The staff includes around 40 graduate engineers. About half of these received degrees at Georgia Tech. An antenna test range is located on the company's grounds. Robinson explained that the firm's original pattern recorder was so popular that it opened many doors and avenues for the company to expand its operation. Another type of recorder produced by the company, a polar device, has found wide use in the communications field. It is being used by television manufacturers as well as the Armed Forces. Still another Scientific-Atlanta development which has found wide acceptance is a receiving system capable of covering an extremely wide range of frequencies. It can NOVEMBER 1962

actually do the work of around 20 earlier type receivers. Consumers rate Scientific-Atlanta's work so highly that they quite often place orders even before the engineering is completed on a particular device. "Right now," Robinson commented, "we are producing essentially every type of instrument any company or laboratory would need to test any kind of antenna. This includes television antennas, microwave relay links, military fire control, satellite tracking systems, radioastronomy, sonar systems for spotting subs or sounding ocean depths, and even lighting fixtures." Last year the company^spent $120,000 on research and development activities. A small amount of this work, Robinson explained, was performed for military and space efforts, but it is conducted primarily to keep the large engineering staff abreast of new developments in the electronics industry. Perhaps the most futuristic and fascinating work now under way involves the development of telemetry equipment for possible use in America's Project Apollo, an effort to place a man on the moon. An antenna which is much smaller than those presently being used for space communications has been developed and will operate at higher frequencies and with greater precision. It will be used to track test flights of the Saturn booster, the vehicle destined to loft the Apollo craft into space. Looking into the future, Robinson said he anticipates a growth rate of 25 per cent a year. Net sales this year were $3,103,948, up 38 per cent from the $2,247,935 reported for the previous year. Net profit of $181,201 for this year represented an increase of 39 per cent from a year earlier. As for the company's philosophy, Robinson had this to say "We are a growth company, but we are not anxious to grow just for the sake of building up sales in tremendous volumes. We prefer to grow soundly, maintaining our good reputation; maintaining a good profit level, and maintaining good employee relations. We have kept very good customer relations and we shall do so in the future." He said the firm intends to broaden its product base by further expansion into telemetry tracking systems, underwater sound apparatus and related electronic activities. Now Scientific-Atlanta is looking toward further expansion through the purchase of already-established companies. So far, none of those examined have filled the bill, Robinson said. The success of Scientific-Atlanta is phenominal even in a city where one daily lives with success, progress, expansion, growth. Eight years ago Scientific-Atlanta could not afford to buy a piece of machinery essential to its operation. Now it is shopping around for other companies to buy! This fairly taxes the imagination of the most imaginative. It typifies the revolution in the world of electronics since the arrival of the Age of Space. It hints of marvels in the world of electronics of the future that are as yet undreamed. More important, it proves that the American way—ingenuity and free enterprise—still works. 15


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EVER WONDER exactly how many people exclusive of teams, coaches, cheerleaders, bands, and fans it takes to put on a college football game? Well, to satisfy our own curiosity as well as yours, The Alumnus asked Business Manager Bob Eskew and Stadium manager Frank Allcorn NOVEMBER 1962

to assemble all of these folks before a home game this year. Here in a photograph by Bill Diehl, Jr. are the 1,396 people ranging from P.A. announcers to explorer scouts and from Pinkerton men to concession hawkers who work Tech games each fall and are a crowd in themselves. 17


Sophomore Tommy Jackson (26) breaks out on the run that set up the tying score against Florida State. Through the FSU game, Jackson led Tech in running with 7.5 per try.

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And against Tulane, Jackson picks up some valuable real estate on the first drive directed by Stan Gann in over four games.

Billy Lothridge befuddles Tennessee as he gets the first of his 17 points that day on an option play set up by his own long run.

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Photographed by Bill Diehl Associates

/IN SOME, LOSE SOME, TIE THE REST R

began to look more and more like a soothsayer as the Jackets headed into the stretch run of the 1962 season with a 5-2-1 record. Dodd's preseason prediction that "almost every team on the schedule can beat us and we can beat any of them, and I'll be satisfied with a 6-4 record with this schedule" looked like it might end up as at least 90% correct as only mighty Alabama and arch-rival Georgia remained on the Tech schedule as of this writing. Tech made it three out of the first four with the October 13 win over Tennessee, 17-0, on Grant Field. The Jackets scored the first time that they got their collective hands on the ball with a spectacular 61-yard drive highlighted by Billy Lothridge's 41-yard keeper. The cool one then scored himself two plays later on an option play. Tech scored again with 43 seconds left on the first-half clock when a 50-yard drive ended with a 13-yard scoring pass from Lothridge to Martin. Lothridge got both extra points and at the half it was 14-0, Tech. Lothridge closed out the scoring early in the second half with a 26-yard field goal that climaxed a 68-yard drive with the kickoff. Tennessee made threatening gestures the rest of the afternoon hut failed to score. The Jackets next caught Auburn in Birmingham and before the game was four and a half minutes old trailed the Tigers, 0-14. On their first play from scrimmage, Auburn went 57 yards for a score and after the kickoff, Tech OBERT LEE DODD

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fumbled the ball away and the Tigers went in from the Jackets' 28 on three plays. The rest of the half, Tech fought off the Tigers, stopping them once on the goal line, but finally giving up a field goal to go out at intermission traihng, 0-17. In the second half, Tech took charge. The first time the Jackets got the ball they went 57 yards for a score with Lothridge going over from the six. Lothridge also added the point to make it, 7-17. Tech threatened again and again during the last half but only Jerry Bussell's magnificent 75-yard punt return managed to make a dent in the Auburn defense. At the close, the fired-up Tigers were again knocking at the scoring door. It was just one of those days. Homecoming afforded the Jackets with their first easy afternoon of the season as they whipped the undermanned Tulane Green Wave, 42-12. Tech got out in front with an 83-yard drive on their first scrimmage series. Fullback Ray Mendheim scored on an eight-yard burst and just as a harbinger of things to come, Lothridge passed to Ted Davis for two points to make it 8-0. The next time Tech got the ball it took only six plays to get another seven points on the board with Larry Lafkowitz scoring on a one-yard drive. The Greenies came back with a good offensive drive of 72 yards to bring it to 15-6 at the halftime. But Jerry Bussell repeated his performance against Auburn with 20 yards to spare when he took the second-half kickoff back 93 yards to put Tech out in front, 22-6. Later in the third 19


Win Some, Lose Some—continued

The frustration of Billy Martin against FSU during the final desperation drive is shown in these two pictures: (above Martin sees a pass fall incomplete as an FSU man grabs him after the play and (below) Martin can't quite reach the fourth-down pass that ended it. f «

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quarter, Lothridge engineered a drive of 62 yards and scored again on a 12-yard rollout to push Tech's margin 28-6 after a point-try was missed. In the fourth quarter, Stan Gann came out of semi-retirement where he had been since the Florida game because of Lothridge's hot streak and led Tech to two more scores. Tulane added six points on a perfect pass play just before the end of the game but missed the two-point try for the second time. The following week, the Jackets journeyed to Durham to play highly-rated Duke and turned in one of their best games in years as they won, 20-9. Again, the Jackets scored from the opening kickoff, this time on a 72-yard drive that took 19 plays. Lothridge swept over from the six and then added the point. Duke came right back with a 79-yard drive of their own that ended in a field goal to narrow the margin to 7-3. Tech came back with another drive of 61 yards that was climaxed with a one-yard dive by Mendheim for the score. Lothridge made it 14-3. With time running out in the first half, Lothridge got another drive going but had to settle for a 29-yard three-pointer with only 17 seconds on the clock. In the middle of the third quarter, Duke stalled another Tech drive and Lothridge promptly kicked a 30-yard field goal to put Tech in front, 20-3. Duke, a team that never gives up, monopolized the final period with a couple of drives, one stalled by a McNames interception and the other successful for six points. The try for two failed and it ended, 20-9. The Florida State Seminoles who had tied Kentucky and whipped Georgia, 18-0, in two previous SEC encounters came to Atlanta primed for a big upset. They came very close to pulling it off when Tech rallied to tie them in the final quarter. The Jackets scored early in the first period when McNames stole a FSU pass at the Seminoles' 25 and went in for the first six points. Lothridge added the point and the Jackets spent the rest of the first half fighting off FSU threats. At intermission FSU owned the statistics by a wide margin. In the second half, Tech came back with the kickoff on what looked like a sure scoring drive, but two 15-yard penalties forced a desperation pass that was intercepted by an alert Seminole. Later in the third period, FSU tied the score with a fine drive highlighted by fullback Gene Snyder's 22-yard run through the Jackets regulars for the six points. Before the crowd could settle down from this unexpected turn of events, FSU had jumped in the lead, 7-14, on the strength of the best play of the year at Grant Field, a 66-yard touchdown pass from Tensi to Biletnikoff right down the middle. It took Tech until the middle of the final period to tie it up on a 53-yard drive with McNames going in from the one on a fourthdown dive. Lothridge added the point to make it 14-14. Tech had another chance late in the game when a FSU short punt put them on the Seminoles' 38. But a great pass defense stalled the Jackets right there. The Seminoles took over and killed the clock. TECH ALUMNUS


Coach Whack Hyder has one thing going for him this year and that's

HE BIGGEST TECH TEAM OF THEM ALL G

OING TO A NEW modified hi-lo post offense, Tech will likely field the tallest starting five in its basketball history during the 1962-63 season. As it stands today, the starters will be Capt. Alan Nass, 6'6"; Jim Caldwell, 6'9"; Mike Tomasovich, 6'5"; Keith Weekly, 6'3"; and Bill Eidson, 6'1". Nass and Tomasovich are seniors with two letters who started last year. Weekly is a senior who missed last year due to scholastic problems. Eidson is a junior who started most of last year's games. And Caldwell was the second leading scorer on the 1961-62 freshman team, one of the best in the school's history. Sophomore Ron Scharf, 6'4" sensation of last year, ran afoul of the school rules and will sit out the first three games of the year on disciplinary probation. When he returns to the eligible list, Scharf may crack the starting lineup. Back of the starters will be a pair of strong Tech-type guards — John HerNOVEMBER

1962

bert, a starter in several games during the disappointing 1961-62 season and R. D. Craddock, another star from the freshman team. Other reserve strength will come from 6'7" junior, Jimmy Tumlin; 6'2" Charlie Spooner, another returnee from the scholastic casualty list; junior Bill Nigg, a reserve who logged considerable playing time last year. Frank Landrey, who was a starter much of last year has decided to forego basketball this year in favor of his golf game. If Hyder can keep this group physically well and out of the scholastic doghouse, this could be a surprisingly strong club. It has good strong shooting in Weekly, Caldwell, Craddock, and Scharf (when he becomes eligible). Tomasovich and Nass are strong defensive men who can pull out the good play under pressure. And the speed is there on this squad. The team should better last year's 10-16 record with ease and may even end up as a contender in the rough and tumble SEC race.

1962-1963 SCHEDULE *Gome Counts Towards S.E.C. Championship Fri. Nov.30 M o n . Dec. 3

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A few "Old Wives'" Tales go by the board in

THE STARTLING STATISTICS OF A TECH ROLL CALL I

F THE STATISTICS gathered from the most recent Georgia Tech Roll Call ( 1 9 6 1 - 6 2 ) are any indication, a number of the old theories of alumni giving are on their way out. T h e youngest a n d oldest graduates seem t o feel more responsible than those in the prime of business life according to the figures released by the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. F o r instance, nine of the classes which graduated during the past decade were included in the top 2 0 classes in percentage of effectiveness. Other classes included in this listing are three prior to 1910, five from the 1910-1920 decade and three from the twenties. T h e thirties a n d the forties are both without representation in the top 2 0 in this category. In the category of the total amount of support, the more recent classes (this time partly because of their size) again dominate the leaders. Five of the classes from the fifties, Ten Leading Club Areas in Effectiveness (100 or more solicited) City Pittsburg Cincinnati Richmond Huntsville, Ala. Kingsport Birmingham Atlanta St. Louis Greensboro, N . C. Nashville, Tenn.

No. Solicited 110 153 106 366 153 474 6,955 113 132 182

No. Donors 63 87 60 198 76 235 3,439 55 64 88

Per cent 57.2 56.9 56.6 54.2 49.7 49.6 49.5 48.6 48.5 48.3

one from the sixties and one from the late forties are listed in the top 10 in this important category to every university. Here are the complete figures on four important categories of giving during the 15th A n n u a l Roll Call completed this past July:

Twenty Leading Classes in Effectiveness (regardless of number solicited)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Atlanta New York Charlotte Birmingham Sou. California Chattanooga, Tenn, Washington, D.C. Columbus, Ga. Macon, Ga. South Texas 22

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Contributors 3,439 365 203 235 238 179 228 111 197 139

Number Solicited

1897 1901 1910 1917 1922 1912 1898 1918 1957 1920 1959 1952 1955 1956 1960 1954 1913 1958 1961 1926

3 10 45 101 240 66 2 105 1100 130 1273 939 765 907 1314 746 61 1258 1101 355

Contributors 2 6 26 54 126 34 1 52 544 64 625 455 369 437 629 356 29 596 518 166

Per cent Effectiveness 66.7 60.0 57.8 53.5 52.5 51.5 50.0 49.5 49.4 49.2 49.0 48.5 48.3 48.2 47.9 47.7 47.6 47.4 47.0 46.8

Ten Leading Classes in Amount of Support

Ten Leading Club Areas in Amount of Support City

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$73,443.29 8,073.50 4,822.00 4,464.00 3,943.20 3,634.00 3,431.24 3,311.00 3,207.00 2,987.00

1950 1949 1934 1951 1933 1958 1959 1923 1960 1957

1457 1265 516 1258 485 1258 1273 347 1314 1100

662 527 223 570 202 596 625 146 629 544

$8,683.00 8,392.00 7,134.13 7,132.00 6,269.50 6,064.75 5,896.50 5,825.50 5,611.00 5,528.20 TECH ALUMNUS


System contractor: DYNA-SOAR

System integration: MINUTEMAN

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Boeing 707 with Boeing-Vertol 107

LA New Boeing 727 short-range jetliner

Space booster development: SATURN S-1C

Boeing turbines power helicopters

Boeing KC-135 jet tanker-transport

CAREER BULLETIN FROM BOEING The continuing expansion of advanced programs at

tages, including up-to-the-minute facilities, dynamic

Boeing offers outstanding career openings to gradu-

industry environment, and company-paid graduate

ates in e n g i n e e r i n g , scientific a n d m a n a g e m e n t

study programs (Masters and P h . D . ) .

disciplines. At Boeing you'll find a professional climate conducive to deeply rewarding achievement and rapid advancement. You'll enjoy many advan-

For further information, write today to Mr. Conrad E. Brodie, The Boeing Company, P. O. Box 3822 - UGT, Seattle 24, Washington. Boeing is an equal opportunity employer.


A digest of information about Georgia Tech and its alumni

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The-Institute75th Anniversary Plans Announced

DURING THE YEAR 1963, the Georgia Insti-

tute of Technology will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a series of programs of exceptional interest to alumni, faculty, students, friends of the Institute, and the scientific and technological community. Designed to present a clear image of Georgia Tech's responsibilities to the future scientific and technological growth of our Nation as well as to acknowledge the past contributions by the Institute, this series of events will be free to all participants. You are invited to attend any or all of the programs. Symposium on Engineering Major Scientific Programs: February 5-6, 1963; Chairman: Maurice W. Long. This symposium is designed to present opinions, ideas, and methods of outstanding scientists, engineers, and administrators from throughout the United States for developing the complex and costly research systems required by the scientist working at the frontier of knowledge. Papers will be presented and discussed in two general areas: current engineering problems and future engineering challenges. Some of the specific papers already set for the symposium include such major problem areas as "nuclear test detection," "Project MOHOLE," and the "large-scale linear accelerators." The symposium also will feature special panel discussions at the end of each day. Seminar on the Consequences of Technological Change: April 22-23, 1963; Chairman: Walter Buckingham. The greatest revolutionary force at work in the world today is scientific and technological advancement. To help prepare this Nation for the effect that this revolution will have on their lives, Georgia Tech is planning this seminar around the social, philosophical, and economic consequences of technological change. The talks and panel discussions will 24

be presented by leaders of thought in these three areas including industrial officials, government leaders, economists, philosophers, and theologians. International Symposium on Nuclear Reactor Research: May, 1963; Chairman: W. B. Harrison. With the opening of Georgia Tech's new multi-million dollar Frank H. Neely Nuclear Research Center, the Institute is planning a symposium on the "state of the art" in the various fields in which a nuclear reactor plays a significant role. Topics to be covered by internationallyknown authorities in these fields will include neutron diffraction, neutron activation analysis, radiation chemistry, neutron capture therapy, production and use of short-lived isotopes, radiation damage, reactor physics, and biological effects of radiation. In addition to the events detailed in this announcement, Tech is planning to hold its 75th Anniversary Day on October 7, 1963 with a world-renowned political figure as the speaker. Other events planned include a special monthly lecture series which began on November 2, 1962; the 50th Anniversary celebration of Co-operative Education at Tech in February; the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Library in November; and a Sports Writers Forum on November 2, 1963. The students of Tech meanwhile will have a complete schedule of events of their own during the year. Complete announcements on all of these programs will reach you in the pages of the magazine later in the year.

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Mrs. Crosland first came to Georgia Tech in 1925 as Assistant Librarian in a very small Tech library, which then was housed in the Carnegie Building. Two years later, she was named Librarian, a position which she held until 1953 when she became Director of Libraries. When she first took over as Librarian in 1927, the entire library collection numbered only 16,000 bound volumes, with an annual budget of $8,000. Under her direction, the collection has increased to over 262,000 bound volumes, over 8,000 serial publications, and an annual budget of over $400,000. The growth of the library services, the acquisition of the beautiful and functional Price Gilbert Memorial Library in 1953, and the fact that the present library has received national recognition for its leadership among technological and scientific libraries, are all directly traceable to the tireless efforts of Mrs. Crosland. A leader in civic work and national professional activities, Mrs. Crosland was named Woman of the Year in Education in 1945, and an honorary Georgia Tech alumna in 1961. Mrs. Crosland is married to Mr. J. Henley Crosland, an official of the Southern Railway System. Mr. John W. Pattillo, President of the Georgia Tech Library Staff Association, acted as Master of Ceremonies, and President Edwin D. Harrison accepted the portrait for Georgia Tech. After the unveiling by Mrs. Crosland's two grandchildren, Alan and Kathryn Daugherty, there was an informal reception.

Portrait of Mrs. Crosland Unveiled

IM School Takes to the Air

A PORTRAIT of Mrs. Dorothy M. Crosland, Georgia Tech's Director of Libraries, was unveiled on October 18 in the Wilby Room of the Price Gilbert Memorial Library at 11 A.M. The portrait, painted by Mr. A. Henry Nordhausen, distinguished American artist from New York City, is a gift from the Georgia Tech Library Staff Association, individual Tech alumni, and friends of Mrs. Crosland.

GEORGIA TECH'S School of Industrial Management is now presenting a new series of special lectures on Atlanta Station WAGATV on "Management in the Sixties." The series is shown on Channel 5 every Tuesday morning at 6:45 a.m. It began on October 9 with a talk by Dr. Walter S. Buckingham, director of the school, on "New Concepts in Management Education." The rest of the schedule is as follows: more news on page 26

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38,480,000 Bell System * s

Pay Checks a Year

The Bell System employs 740,000 men and women —more than any other business. On the basis of a weekly wage payment, that's 38,480,000 pay checks a year. So the Bell System is not just communication services for millions of people and important projects for the defense of the nation. The human side is jobs and opportunity for hundreds of thousands of men and women and billions of dollars in wages every year. The 1961 total was $4,312,000,000. It is an important and indispensable part of the purchasing power and prosperity of the nation.

BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM O w n e d by more than two million

Size is more than big figures. It's jobs and wages and families and homes. Many thousands of Bell System men a n d women are promoted every year. More than 300,000 own stock in the company.

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THE INSTITUTE-confinuecJ Dr. Walter S. Buckingham, October 16, New Concepts in Management Education; Dr. Roderick F. O'Connor, October 23, Forces Which are Revolutionizing Business; Dr. Roderick F. O'Connor, October 30, The Marketing Concept; Dr. Roderick F. O'Connor, November 6, Management by Objectives and Self-Control; Dr. Glenn Gilman, November 13, The Institutional Role of the Firm; Dr. Glenn Gilman, November 20, How Much Social Responsibility for the Firm; Dr. Robert Carney, November 27, Face to Face Communications; Dr. Robert Carney, December 4, Human Relations ReAppraised; Dr. Carl Biven, December 10, Our Major Economic Problem—Full Employment; Dr. Carl Biven, December 18, Our Major Economic Problem—Full Employment; Dr. Carl Biven, January 8, Our Major Economic Problem—Full Employment; Dr. Sherman Dallas, January 15, Management Guideposts for Industrial Relations; Dr. Sherman Dallas, January 22, Trends on Labor-Management Relations; Dr. Malcolm H. Gotterer, January 29, Managing the Production Function; Dr. Malcolm H. Gotterer, February 5, Managing the Production Function; Dr. Malcolm H. Gotterer, February 12, Managing the Production Function; Professor Maurice Brewster, February 19, New Marketing Viewpoints; Professor Maurice Brewster, February 26, New Marketing Developments; Dr. Ramon G. Gamoneda, March 5, Statistics and the New Accounting Methods; Dr. Ramon G. Gamoneda, March 12, Statistics and the New Accounting Methods; Dr. Andrew J. Cooper, March 19, The Problem of Capital Budgeting; Dr. Andrew J. Cooper, March 26, Management Approaches to Capital Budgeting; Professor George Maddox, April 2, A Re-discovery of Organization Principles; Professor George Maddox, April 9, A Re-discovery of Organization Principles; Dr. Walter S. Buckingham, April 16, Outlook for Future.

Tfje- Clubs CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Three bus loads of Charlotte Georgia Tech Club fans journeyed to Durham to see Tech beat Duke on November 3. A muddy, gray day didn't dampen the spirit of the group. In fact, the sun began to shine a little at kickoff time and kept right on shining, figuratively if not literally, as the Jackets took Duke to the cleaners. Rudy Mansfield, secretary of Charlotte's Georgia Tesh Club is due a lot of credit for the complete success of the trip. HOUSTON,

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Georgia Tech alumni, their wives and dates met in the Prudential Auditorium Saturday, October 6, to enjoy a luncheon and to see the nationally televised Tech-LSU game. The attendance was considerably larger than at the spring meeting which set the previous high. 26

President Billy Curry presided at a short business session, which was held between halves, at which he gave a report of various activities including those of the Scholarship Committee. It was announced that Ray Wyngarden has accepted the Chairmanship of the Scholarship Committee succeeding Rigdon Currie who has been transferred back to Atlanta. The Committee in charge of the meeting was composed of Robert Melenson and James Morris. The Chairman of the Women's Committee was Mrs. A. J. Mundy, Jr. WASHINGTON, D. c. — Joe Guthridge, Tech's director of development, was the featured speaker at the October 24 meeting of the Washington Georgia Tech Club. During the business meeting, the Club cited A. Richard Stirni, sparkplug and secretarytreasurer of the Club for 18 years in a resolution for among other things: "his patience and stick-to-it-iveness in working to put over our meetings and social events, at times when our support, and even our basic interest seemed to have waned . . . "being the nucleus of our Club and keeping a 'spark of life' aglow even during the difficult years of World War II . . . "his sustained unselfish devotion to the best interests of the great fraternity of 'ramblin' wrecks' — this citation is given on this day, October 24, 1962, in appreciation to one of the greatest 'wrecks' of us all . . ."

lewsoriije/uumm foi Classes 'fl7 ^ e w e r e recently advised of the U 1 death of W. F. Folmer of Los Angeles, California. ' 1 0 David W. Harris, Consultant to • L Management, announced recently the opening of offices at 685 Lee Street, Des Plaines, Illinois. He formerly was Chairman of the Board of Universal Oil Products in Des Plaines, Illinois.

information was available at this writing. ' Q 1 Charles W. Cravens, ME, has been 0 I named vice president—Flat Roll Operations with Republic Steel, Cleveland, Ohio. ' Q O Norman A. Smyth, Arch, is current* * t ]y manager of overseas operations for Daniel Construction Company, Inc. His current address is c/o Omega Hotel, Brussels, Belgium. ,t

iA The death of John G. Ragland, Jr., *»T" Com, has recently been brought to our attention. He lived in Martinsville, Virginia. ' 0 7 Y. Frank Freeman, Jr., IM, former*» 1 ly of Atlanta, died October 16 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was a producer for Paramount Pictures. He is the son of Y. Frank Freeman, Sr., '10, Executive Vice President of Paramount. We have just been advised of the death of Everett M. Rogers of Adel, Georgia. ' 0 0 Col. Ivey O. Drewry, Jr., USA, ME, **w took part in the Army's Second project Manager's course at Fort Lee, Virginia in October. His presentation was on Zeus Management. Col. Drewry is a project manager for the Nike Zeus Anti-Missile System at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. ' ^ 1 N. M. Cavette, IM, has been elected " I vice president of the Football Officials Association for the Southeastern Conference. He is plant engineer with Southern Bell in Atlanta. /. Paul Sprayberry, IM, has been elected president of the Football Officials Association for the Southeastern Conference. He is division personnel relations supervisor with Southern Bell in New Orleans, Louisiana. 'A*% John M. King, Jr. will assume the • ^ position of Manager, Pacific Area Office of Lockheed Aircraft, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 1. *An Henry M. Kaufman died September " ' 25, 1962. His widow lives at 678 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, New York.

' A R B' F' Smi,h> C n E > i s a co-patentee • O of a recently issued patent assigned ' 1 C Paul W. Vinson, of Flomation, Ala- to Texaco, Inc., covering improvements in coking oil with a fluidized bed of calcium U bama, died August 2, 1962. oxide. He is supervisor of fuels research with Texaco, Port Arthur, Texas. e were '1R ^ recently advised of the Marion C. West, IM, has been promoted I " death of Joseph L. Street, EE, of to Lt. Colonel in the U. S. Army Reserve. Meridian, Mississippi. He is Operations Manager with United Motors Service Division. His home address ' O C J. Nisbet Marye, ME, died Septem- is 1290 Citadel Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Geor*- J ber 22. His widow lives at 1810 Al- gia. kion, Denver, Colorado. 1AQ Maj. Robert R. Rice, USA, IM, is ' 0 0 Edward C. Jones died August 19, " 3 operations and training officer of the ^ 3 1962. His widow lives at 507 E. 20th Artillery, 5th Infantry Division at Harvard Avenue, College Park, Georgia. Fort Carson, Colorado. 'Ofl L. Warner Mizell died October 4 in **V Ridgefield, Connecticut. No further

' C ( | Robert H. Chapman, ME, is on a J " one year loan to N. V. KEMA, ArnTECH ALUMNUS


Variety: the spice of life at American Oil by (Lm, Row*' "When I was first interviewed by American Oil representatives I was told I'd be given a free hand in guiding a wide variety of projects. This promise has certainly been kept!" Jim Koller, 25 years old, came to American Oil right out of the University of Wisconsin where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. An Evans Scholar at Wisconsin, Jim describes his job at American Oil this way: "I work on basic chemical engineering problems, specializing in reactor design and process development problems. Before a process can go commercial, it must be tested in pilot plants. That's where I come in." Jim wants to stay in the technical research area, and plans to enroll in the Illinois Institute of Technology night school for courses in advanced mathematics. The fact that many gifted and earnest young men like Jim Koller are finding challenging careers at American Oil could have special meaning for you. American Oil offers a wide range of new research opportunities for: Chemists—analytical, electrochemical, inorganic, physical, polymer, organic, and agricultural; Engineers—chemical, mechanical, metallurgical, and plastics; Masters in Business Administration with an engineering (preferably chemical) or science background; Mathematicians; Physicists. For complete information about interesting careers in the Research and Development Department, write: D. G. Schroeter, American Oil Company, P.O. Box 431, Whiting, Indiana. IN ADDITION TO FAR-REACHING PROGRAMS INVOLVING FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND PETROCHEMICALS, AMERICAN OIL AND ITS A F F I L I A T E , AMOCO

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^aceswtfjeNews W. Scott Dee, '28, has been named Atlanta division service manager for Atlanta Gas Light Company. Dee assumes the administrative and radio dispatch responsibilities for service activities of the company's quarter-millon customers in metropolitan Atlanta. Capt. James R. Carries, '30, U. S. Navy (retired), has joined the staff of the Manufacturing Chemists' Association, Washington, D. C , as director of legislative and governmental liaison. Carnes is a former Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Charles M. Graves, '32, Atlanta Parks and Recreation Engineer, was recently honored with the "Fellow" award by The American Recreation Society. The award cited Graves for "being responsible for the establishment of new recreational departments in more than forty communities." Thomas J. Gibbs, '33, has been appointed chief engineer for United States Steel's Tennessee Coal & Iron Division, Fairfield, Alabama. Gibbs began his service with TCI in 1936 in the Estimating Section, Engineering Department, and has advanced through various positions. Col. Donald L. Adams, '34,_ has been appointed chairman of the Department of Military Science at Northeastern University (Boston).Adams assumes c o m m a n d of Northeastern's 2,800-cadet ROTC brigade, the largest Army voluntary officer-producing unit in the nation. John A. Nattress, '50, has been appointed assistant dean in the University of Florida College of Engineering. Nattress was associate professor of industrial engineering prior to his appointment as assistant dean and will continue teaching in this area of study.

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NEWS BY CLASSES-cont/nued hem, The Netherlands, by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. He is assisting in the design of a reactor. Mr. Chapman and his family live at Kemperbergerweg 101-B, Schaarsbergen, The Netherlands. Julian R. Hoss, ChE, district manager of the Atlanta sales office of The Okonite Company, has been appointed managersouthern sales region. He lives at 2950 Hardman Court, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. Witt I. Langstaff, ChE, has been appointed manager of Verel fiber sales with Eastman Chemical Products, Inc., Kingsport, Tennessee. George N. Queen, Jr., EE, died October 9. He lived in Merchantville, New Jersey. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. N . Queen, Sr., live at 119 Birch Street, Floral Park, New York. Maj. Jack Vanderbleek, USA, IM, recently received a certificate of achievement while attending the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. J O Louis J. Fischer, CE, died June 11, " ^ 1962. His parents live at 9116 Sutter Avenue, Ozone Park 17, New York. ' C O C. J. Silas, ChE, has been named *»*» manager of chemical products and plastics sales with Phillips Petroleum Company's international department with headquarters in New York City. Prior to this appointment he served as general manager of Phillips Petroleum International France in Paris. TLA Engaged: Jesse Claude Embry, IM, J " to Miss Martha Caroll Ball. The wedding will take place in late November. Mr. Embry is with the Factory Insurance Association in Atlanta, Georgia. William J. "Jim" Goldin, IM, has been named sales manager for the Atlanta Division of the Atlanta Gas Light Company. ' E C D. Jack Davis, TE, has been named *J*J vice president of Coulter Fibres, Inc. His business address is 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York. Harold Lee Goldstein, IM, died August 17, 1962. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goldstein, live at 900 West Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Maj. Robert D. Lambourne, USA, EE, is attending the regular course at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. James C. Meredith, ChE, a son, John Lacey, October 20. They live at 8731 Stockwell Road, Baltimore 34, Maryland. » C C Curtis W. Holland, USAF, TE, has * » ^ been promoted to captain. He is a weapons controller in the 966th Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron at McCoy AFB, Florida. Thomas B. Lane, ME, has been promoted to supervisor of the applied mechanics division, Livermore Laboratory, Sandia Corporation. He lives at 2520 Marina Avenue, Livermore, California.

Engaged: Kenneth Ernest Plambeck, EE, to Miss Isabel Foshee. The wedding will take place December 29. Mr. Plambeck is a staff engineer with IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Waid, IE, a son, James Kenneth, Jr., June 18. They live at 2237 Kirby Road, Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Waid is an industrial engineer with the DuPont Company. James D. Wright, CE, is a structural design engineer with Butler Manufacturing Company. His home address is 7117 Askew, Kansas City 32, Missouri. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Lock R. Young, EE, a son, Gregory, October 4. They live at 556 Charles Drive, Eau Gallie, Florida. »CTf Lt. Frank M. Boston, USN, IM, was *» * killed October 28 when his aircraft crashed shortly after he had taken off from the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Mediterranean. His mother lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Charles F. Eaton, USAF, has been promoted to captain. He is assigned to the 906th Air Refueling Squadron as a KC-135 pilot at Minot AFB, North Dakota. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. John E. Mercer, IM, a son, l o h n Craig, September 12. Mr. Mercer is an accountant with Southern Bell. They live at 72-A Lamara Apartments, Savannah, Georgia. Carlton Kenney, AE, is serving as a missionary in Japan. His address is Box 7, Hino Machi, Minamitama Gun, Tokyo-to, Japan. Stanley I. Warshaw, CerE, is the coauthor of a technical paper "Deformation Behavior of Polycrystalline Aluminum Oxide," which appeared in the October issue of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. He is a senior research scientist with the Raytheon Company, Waltham, Massachusetts. Jay Q. Wright, TE, is now a sales representative with Courtaulds North America, Inc. His home address is 415 Boxwood Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina. ' C O Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Far*»»» fel, a daughter, Randee Nicole, August 15. Mr. Farfel recently completed his tour of duty with the Navy and also received his MBA degree from the American University. He recently joined Booz-Allen Applied Research, Inc. in their Bethesda, Maryland office. The Farfels live at 2 Ridge Road, S.E., Washington 19, D. C. William Hogarth, Jr., CerE, is now with Joy Manufacturing Company's international subsidiary, Joy International SA. His address is Barcelona 115, San Isidro, Lima, Peru. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Noel H. M'alone, Jr., ChE, a son, Michael Elgin, July 3. Mr. Malone is with Eastman Chemical Company. They live at 245 Rumsey Road, Yonkers, New York. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pattillo, Jr., IM, a daughter, Mary Kathryn, lune 30. Mr. Pattillo has been transferred by Deering Milliken, Inc. to their Gainesville, Georgia Pacolet Mill. They live at 680 Circle TECH ALUMNUS


.. suddenly, new hope in life A m a n lies on t h e operating table, crippled with t h e exhausting tremors of Parkinson's disease. T h e surgeon guides a slender t u b e deep inside t h e p a t i e n t ' s brain until it reaches t h e target area. T h e n liquid nitrogen, a t 320 degrees below zero F . , is fed t o t h e end of t h e t u b e . Suddenly t h e trembling stops. T h e unearthly cold kills the diseased cells . . . and a once desperate h u m a n being has been given a new chance in life. • Medical reports have indicated t h a t not only Parkinson's disease b u t also other disorders causing tremor or rigidity h a v e responded to this new technique in brain surgery. T h e operation has been described as easier on the patients t h a n previous surgery, and t h e y h a v e been able t o leave t h e hospital in a surprisingly short time. Also, encouraging results are reported on t h e use of cryosurgery, as it is called, to destroy diseased cells in other p a r t s of t h e body. • T h r o u g h its division, Linde C o m p a n y , Union Carbide was called upon by medical scientists for help in designing and making equipment t o deliver a n d control t h e critical cold required in this new surgery. T h i s d r a m a t i c use of cryogenics, t h e science of cold, is a n example of how research by t h e people of Union Carbide helps lead t o a better tomorrow.

UNION A H A N D IN THINGS TO C O M E For information describing the work in cryosurgery done CARBIDE at the Neurosurgical Department of St. Barnabas Hospital, New York, write to Union Carbide Corporation, 270 Park Avenue, New York 17, N. Y. In Canada: Union Carbide Canada Limited, Toronto.


0acestntt)e^(ew5 George A. Morris, Jr., '53, has become assistant to the general sales manager of the Royal Crown Cola Co., Columbus, Ga. Morris' first assignment for the concern will be as assistant to the director of sales for the company's fastgrowing Diet-Rite Cola. Joe K.Tannehill,'55, has been named works engineer at The Babcock & Wilcox Company's West Point, Mississippi Works. Tannehill joined B&W as a student engineer in 1955 and has been connected with Babcock & Wilcox's nuclear program.

NEWS BY CLASSES-confinuecJ Drive, N.W., Gainesville, Georgia. Married: James Lyn Provo, Chem, to Miss Susanne Gould, July 20. Mr. Provo is with General Electric. They live at 1295 Lakeview Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida. ' C Q Charles W. Almand, BC, has been *J** promoted to architect service representative with U. S. Gypsum Company. He will cover the state of Florida. His new address is 2310 N W 196th Street, OpaLocka, Florida. Engaged: Richard C. Bailey, IM, to Miss Gwynne Garrett. The wedding will take place December 15. Mr. Bailey is with the MacDougald-Warren Construction Company in Atlanta. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Armand E. Breard, ME, a daughter, Mary Blair, October 12. They live in Monroe, Louisiana. Tom G. Hollis, of Griffin, Georgia, drowned the week of July 22 in Alaska. D. Kenneth McLain, Phys, is working on his doctorate in applied math at Carnegie Institute of Technology. He is on leave of absence from Westinghouse Electric. Mr. McLain's current address is 1000 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania. Jack R. Walker, IE, an instructor and P h D candidate in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University, is assisting in the dsrelopment of a new memo-activity camera. Married: Robert Jackson Walker, IM, to Miss Jacquelyn Boyles, October 20. Mr. Walker is a partner in the dealership for Massey Ferguson tractors and farm equipment in Dublin, Georgia. ' R f l M a r r i e d : Arnold Berlin, EE, to Miss " " Barbara Pearlman, October 21. Mr. Berlin is with the Rochester Capital Leasing Corporation in Atlanta. Malcolm R. Broaddus, Jr., IM, is a 30

manufacturing engineer with Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Broaddus live at 726 Seottdale Drive, Richardson, Texas. William C. Cloninger, Jr., IM, recently completed his tour of duty with the Navy and is now customer relations manager, Louisville District Office, Ford Motor Company. He lives at 26 Hallsdale Drive, Louisville 20, Kentucky. Married: Herbert A. Davis, EE, to Miss Doreen Kleinman, March 11. They live at 359 Glasgow Avenue, Inglewood, California. Harvard V. Hopkins, Jr., USMC, has been promoted to first lieutenant. He is a Guard Platoon Officer serving with the Marine Barracks in Rota, Spain. His address is Marine Barracks, Box 13, Navy No. 537, c/o F P O , New York, New York. A3/C Charles K. Pharr, USAF, CE, is being reassigned to Dobbins A F B , Georgia following graduation from the U. S. Air Force technical training course for aircraft engine mechanics at Sheppard AFB, Texas. 2nd Lt. Ronald W. Pinder, USA, ME, has been promoted to first lieutenant at the Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, New York. Lt. Charles P. Pitts, USA, CE, recently completed the officer orientation course at The Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Engaged: Ens. Dwight Moody Plyler, USN, to Miss Carolina Whitehead. The wedding will take place December 29. Ens. Plyler is stationed at Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. Engaged: Warren N. Steinberg, IM, to Miss Dana Kogan. The wedding will take place December 23. Mr. Steinberg is with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in Atlanta. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stowell, a son, Paul Howard, September 12. Mr. Stowell is a project staff engineer with North American Space and Information Systems, Downey, California. They live at 413 West Dexter Street, Covina, California. 'CI Lt David R. Boozer, USA, ME, is a Âť * ' platoon leader in Company A of the 5th Infantry Division of the 61st Infantry at Fort Carson, Colorado. Engaged: Lt. Robert Bradford Burnett, IM, to Miss Ann Bradley. The wedding will take place December 1. Lt. Burnett is stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland. Lt. William R. Calvert, USA, CE, has completed the four week airborne school at The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. C. H. (Gus) Dallas, IE, is in the second year of the General Electric Training Program. He is at the company's Small Steam Turbine Department in Fitch-Burg, Massachusetts. His new address is 242 Townsend Harbor Road, Lunenburg, Massachusetts. S. Roger Everett, EE, received his masters degree in Industrial Management from Purdue in August. He is now with ARO, Inc. Mr. Everett lives at 1121 McGavock Place, Tullahoma, Tennessee. Born t o : Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. French, Jr., ME, a daughter, Susan Marie, October 6. They live at 2614 West Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas 11, Texas.

Rodney C. Gilbert, AE, has been promoted to supervisor of the Operations Briefing Section on the Atlantic Missile Range. He is with the Guided Missile Range Division of Pan American World Airways. His address is P. O. Box 2373, Amherst Branch, Eau Gallie, Florida. Lt. Thomas L. McCullough, USA, is serving with the Army in Germany. His mailing address is Company D-2ARB, 51st Infantry, 4th A D , APO 35, New York, New York. Whitney O'Keeffe, IE, is president of the Masters of Business Administration Club at Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Lt. Charles J. Spurlin, USA, AE, is serving in Schweinfurt, Germany. His address is Company A, 703rd Ordnance Bn., APO 36, New York, New York. Engaged: Lucius Harold Usher, ME. to Miss DeLoris Harp. The wedding will take place November 17. Mr. Usher is with the Chrysler Missile Division, Huntsville, Alabama. Born to: Lt. and Mrs. Rodney D. Woods, ME, a daughter, Elizabeth Christine, October 19. Their address is 2729-F West Court Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

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