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in the world. There never seems to be enough of them. And on November 26, the original model died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 78. One of the final links with the old Georgia Tech is gone forever. And our own guilt is an unbearable thing at this moment. D. M. was considerably more than a mathematics teacher to us. In fact he often claimed in face-to-face conversation that he was unable to teach us much of anything about mathematics—it was an impossible task for even a teacher of his massive capabilities and endless patience. But he was our friend and the last thing we ever heard from him was a short note in early October after he had read the column on the death of our mother. The note was a personal one, and in it was one of the most treasured compliments we have received. But despite this kindness and despite the fact that we knew he was seriously ill, we never went by for that chat that we promised him in the reply. And now that chat is lost forever. A FOR OUR READERS who studied under D. M. Smith there is little that we can add here to strengthen those personal memories that you must have of this man who was the personification of the word, teacher. To those who knew him as a personal friend there is nothing we can say except that there are a large number of people who share this loss with you. But to those Tech graduates of the past seven or eight years (and there are close to 9,000 alumni in this category) and to the students of today, we offer our condolences. You never knew this man. You never heard a Smith lecture with its mixed tones of pleading and threatening. You never sat in a classroom and marveled at the way the man could make a point so clear and a quiz so foggy. You never saw the rolling gait of the partially-crippled little man in the battered black hat, the black suit, and the muffler, as he walked to his old 1934 Plymouth strategically placed on the hill so that the battery could last for the life of the car. You never heard him discuss poetry and philosophy with an insight that

would make most humanities professors blush with shame. Or you never heard him defend the Johnny Mengers and Leon Hardemans and Lum Snyders that he managed to get through Tech with only the sheer impact of his own ability as a tutor to work what most of us considered a series of miracles of major proportions (and then a year or two later he would Chuckle to himself and tell a story or two about his prize proteges as they suddenly showed up as successful as the three just mentioned). It is you who never had D. M. Smith as a teacher -who are the losers. The rest of us no matter what our personal grief have to have come off the winners. As Oscar Davis, a distinguished Atlantan who graduated in 1922 once wrote when the alumni raised a fund for D. M.'s new car upon his retirement in 1954, "When one of those rare and wonderful persons does appear as a prof in a classroom, it is a miracle, but one that is not fully appreciated until more mature years come to the student. It is such people that make memories and colleges. In my book, D. M. Smith is one of them." * * * A

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were informed of Dr. D. M. Smith's death just as we were typing up a column on the reunion of the 1951-52 Tech football team. One of the few people who were directly responsible for the greatness of that team but who couldn't make that pleasant evening was D. M. Smith. And, that night, we had been thinking about D. M., wondering what thoughts were going through his mind as he lay in his sickbed unable to be with his boys just one more time. Here as they were before the tragic interruption are the beginnings of that column: A ON THE NIGHT of November

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Aunt Fanny's Cabin near Smyrna, Harvey Hester—a living testimony to his own food—hosted a reunion party for the Tech football team of 1951-52. As we took our place among the invited guests, the clock suddenly whirled backward 11 years. And for an hour or two it was 1951, and we were in a drafty beach cottage near Langley Field, Virginia, listenTECH ALUMNUS


ing to the soft voice of Red Barber doing the play by play of the Tech-Georgia game. The phrase most vivid in Barber's description of that game was his evaluation of Leon Hardeman's running prowess on a day when Leon must have put on one of the greatest one-man shows in the history of Tech football. Barber said, "The only way to tackle this Hardeman is to dig a foxhole, get in it, and when Hardeman comes by, reach up and pull him down in with you." As the players of a decade ago came to the center of the room to talk with Furman Bisher (who incidentally did a superior job as master of ceremonies under very trying conditions) the memories continued to flow. Here they were once again—Hardenxan, Turner, Snyder, Beck, Brown, Miller, Knox, and all the others—some of them looking as fit as they were 10 years ago; others wearing the look of the athlete who has hung it up and began to live like the rest of us. It was a great evening and Pete Brown and Manager George "Pongo" Poole have our thanks for a look at yesterday. $ * * A AND THIS ONE is for another of

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rare ones — Ed Danforth. The Colonel — named an honorary Tech alumnus on the same 1959 day as D. M. Smith — died on December 5 of a heart attack in his office in Atlanta, his headquarters since 1957 when he retired as sports editor of the Journal. The Colonel had been almost deaf for several years and just short of completely blind during the final year of his life. Everyone knew of his deafness for he wore his hearing aid as a badge of courage. But only his closest friends knew that his eyes were failing him. His infirmities failed to dim his spirit or slow his pace. He still walked with that cocky strut that was his trademark and at the typewriter he was one of the masters right up until the end. Of all of the sporting events that he covered during almost 50 years of writing his favorites were any Tech football game and the Kentucky Derby. It was only fitting that his final piece completed just a few hours before he died concerned the 1940 Orange Bowl game between Tech and Missouri. It will always be a great source of pride to us that we acted as his researcher on that final piece. He was a loyal friend, an exceptional writer, and the finest tutor a man starting in this business could hope to have. The press box at Grant Field will be a lonely place without the Colonel. B.W. DECEMBER 1962

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THE FACE OF GEORGIA TECH IX.

CONTENTS 2. RAMBLIN'—In the closing column of the year, the editor pays his final tributes to a pair of great men who influenced Tech for the good. 6. PEOPLE OF RUSSIA—IE senior Charles Edmondson

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relates his first-hand impressions of a strange race. T H E TRIAL—Edmondson tells how he was caught up in what almost became an international incident. ANNUAL MINUTES—Roane Beard reports on the 1962 meeting of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. EXPRESSWAY STUDY—Frank Bigger talks about a research project with an approach that was different. O N E OF THE GREATEST VICTORIES—Tech upsets Alabama in a football game of classic proportions. T H E GEORGIA TECH JOURNAL—The latest on the Institute, the clubs and the classes.

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

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SELDOM IN ITS storied 50-year history has Grant Field seen anything quite like the scene below. As the final whistle blew on the best-of-all-possible wins (see page 16 for the details) on November 17, students and fans alike poured onto the playing area, grabbed every player in sight and began lugging them around the crowded field in all directions. It took Billy Lothridge some 15 minutes after the

close of the game to convince the jubilant partisans that he had to get to the showers sometime before supper. Even Bobby Dodd's statement to the press was a little late for the first time in years. And, the Jolly Giant (Billy Martin, below) rode around on the backs of what must have become a very tired group of students before he managed to get back to the dressing room for the celebration.

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Author-photographer Edmondson, the seventh Tech student to visit the Soviet Union through the YMCA-sponsored exchange program, draws attention from a young Russian girl as he walks the streets with his camera. Edmondson, a 3.6 Industrial Engineering senior, is the current editor of the Rambler feature magazine at Tech.

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THE PEOPLE OF RUSSIA Georgia Tech honor student and campus editor relates his repressions of the Soviet Union during an exchange visit

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URELY the most important asset of a nation is its people. The people are, individually and collectively, the heart of a country, and we tried through personal contacts to learn as much as possible about this "heart" of the Soviet Union. Perhaps the most striking thing about the people was that—at least among the limited number with whom we talked— we almost never found people who felt that their government was tyrannical and oppressive. Just the opposite was typically the case, and the people almost invariably had the highest praise for their government. Even in situations where a Soviet citizen would let down his defensive armor and admit certain evils within the system, he would never go so far as to blame the government or Communism for these evils. Of course, one might counter that the people simply are afraid to speak out against their government— an argument which might certainly be true—but from all evidence we saw were quite convinced that most people are either actively for the achievement of Communism or at least unopposed to it. It's very strange to hear the words Communism and Communist being used in the most favorable contexts. After being accustomed to hearing such words almost singly in derogatory statements, it takes one some time to get acclimated to hearing someone very proudly say, "I DECEMBER 1962

am a Communist Party member." Even more strange to an American ear are the words from a young girl, "I'll be a member of the Communist Party when I get old enough if I am accepted." Implicit in this belief in the aims and goals of Communism is a sometimesblind confidence in the future. It's a feeling of assurance that, no matter what happens, no matter what set-backs may be encountered, everything will work out in the long run. The confidence appears to include both the system and the government which aims to foster this system. One girl to whom we talked about the future of Communism was a well-educated person who works for the New Times, a magazine published in the Soviet Union somewhat independently of government control. She had complete faith that all the Utopian aims of Communism were perfectly possible and that her country was well on its way toward this Utopia. When we asked her about the possibility that the government might sometime in the future—since it was not directly controlled by the people—lose sight of the needs of t h e people and make mistakes which would hurt them, she completely discounted this possibility. Although she could not explain what would keep the government and the rulers under control, she seemed to feel

that some invisible force in the form of the will of the people would prevent such an occurrence. We asked her particularly about the cult of personality. Why, we questioned, would it not be entirely possible that Premier Khrushchev's successor or some other top man in the future might become another Stalin with concern only for himself at the expense of the Soviet people. To this query she could come up with absolutely no answer; she nevertheless had the fullest confidence that it could not happen. We were never able to draw out from her just exactly the nature of her assurance in the future. Hand in hand with a confidence in the future goes an inferiority complex about the present. Government propaganda has drummed the fact home time and again that the Soviet Union is behind many countries of the capitalist world, and especially the United States. The people often demonstrated a marked sense of inferiority to us and our country in the areas of living standards and consumer goods and conveniences. This, however, didn't stop them from saying, "But, in 1985, when we catch up with the United States . . ." Meanwhile, anything which points up the difference in living standards is a sore subject. This was brought home to us very vividly when we were at the Pine Tree


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The young Russians crowd around to eagerly take the Kennedy-Johnson buttons passed out by the American students and at a youth camp the serious side of Soviet young people comes out in this picture of the small patriotic flag-bearers (below).

Camp, a camp for students of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute. We went on an excursion one day to a collective farm, a kolkhoz, as it's called. Some of our Soviet friends from the camp went with us on the bus and stayed with us while we were given a tour of the farm and shown its operations. As usual, we took pictures of just about everything we saw, including farm buildings, milkmaids, cows, and pigs. We came back from the outing in good spirits only to find out soon that our Soviet friends were upset because we had taken "bad" pictures, pictures which would not show their country in a good light. We at first thought they were angry and stood up for ourselves by emphasizing that we were trying our best to take pictures of nearly everything without concentrating on either the good or the bad. We explained that we wanted to take back a variety of pictures which would show our friends at home as closely as possible just what we had seen and experienced, and that this could not be done by taking pictures only of monuments, gardens, and statues. We said that we would expect a Soviet visitor to the United States to shoot both pleasant and unpleasant scenes if he really had any intention of telling his friends at home about his travels. One fellow simply could not understand this and insisted that, if he were to come to America, he would only be interested in the good things. In his opinion it was not in the interest of friendship to take pictures as we had done. We soon discovered that this fellow TECH ALUMNUS


answer, our student asked them what criticisms they could think of which would cause some disagreement within their own group of five or six. This was too big an order for them, and no controversial subjects were forthcoming. Surely for people such as these who are stopped cold by what appears to us to be a simple and harmless question, it must have been enlightening to see a group of Americans willing to freely air differences of individual opinion.

WcwKs a subject of concern At the camp, a comic-opera youth director preaches the Soviet doctrine (left) and hours later, a group of young Russians break into an impromptu dance near the American's bus just as the group leaves.

and his friends were not angry with us, but were simply hurt. It was astonishing but convincing to see tears come to his eyes. We of course apologized for appearing to thwart our friendships but made it clear that we had no ill intentions for our photography. The fear among the people we met that we would spread untrue tales was very sincere, and it appeared to stem from this very great feeling of inferiority. In any relatively serious discussion on current issues with Soviet students, we were often amazed at the naivete which they would bring to an argument. The question of disarmament was the one which they most wanted to discuss, but we found it hard to discuss rationally because they would often simply ask why the Americans did not disarm. We would try to explain that it had to be a twoway street, and also that the subject was not so simple that disarmament could be effected—by either side—at the drop of a hat. This explanation was viewed by them as merely temporizing on our part. They saw no reason why the United States could not immediately stop building weapons and destroy its existing ones. With most people the disarmament question was a wasted argument. The question of disarmament was only one example of many Soviet students' failure to understand the complexity of international problems. Having pre-cast the Soviet Union as the champion of the right and all who might oppose it as either reactionary or controlled by evil forces, they were not capable of seeing the need for a great many meetings and thousands of words of talk to settle international problems. We didn't know the answer to disarmament questions or many DECEMBER 1962

other problems, but at least we realized our lack of knowledge. The people with whom we talked were evidently aware of the fact that their system is criticized by Americans for allowing only one party. We were continually pressed for an explanation of the value of our two-party system. Our group itself held some rather diverse opinions on the worth of a two-party system, and we made no attempt to consolidate our viewpoints. The disagreements which we ourselves had on the two-party system in the process of explaining its workings and advantages to a Soviet audience were perhaps the most enlightening part of the discussion to them. This dissension among our own ranks was something which they were not familiar with, and we think it impressed them that we could disagree openly on some rather basic points of our system and still all remain loyal to that system. This subject brings up a very interesting conversation which several of our group had with, about half a dozen Soviet students and young workers in Moscow. In the midst of the talk, one of the Soviets asked one of our students what criticisms he had of the Soviet Union. Rather than answering the question directly, he reversed it and asked them what criticisms did they have of the Soviet Union. This really stymied them, and for several moments they were unable to come up with anything that they could criticize about their own country. Finally someone mentioned something about the farm problem—a woe that has been given extensive and official publicity by no less a person than Premier Khrushchev himself. At this rather half-hearted

A subject that is closer to the hearts of the people than any other, save Communism itself, is war. They are very, very concerned about war and fear it as the greatest possible evil in the world. The possibility of their own government ever prompting a war or entering one without absolute necessity is inconceivable. War has been so close to these people that nearly everyone knows its horrors intimately. The most hated word in the entire country as far as we could tell was the name Hitler. Mention of the name evokes immediate and vehement reaction in the Soviet citizen. World War II is remembered and perpetuated in a thousand different ways. A visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland is a sobering experience that helps explain why the war is not easily forgotten in the Soviet Union and its satellites. The Polish youth who was serving as our guide had to force himself to go inside the barbed wire compound, for it was in just such a place that his father had been killed. A Polish girl who was also helping us was not so strong and apologized that she would not be able to go inside. In Czechoslovakia we saw war reminders just as poignant as Auschwitz. We journeyed out from Prague one day to the little village of Lidice, which during the war claimed only about 500 inhabitants. The villagers had sheltered two paratroopers who were wanted by the Germans for the assassination of one of their high commanders, but eventually they were discovered there. As revenge for hiding the assassins, the German troops shot all the men of the village and sent the women and children away to concentration camps. Lidice was completely burned and destroyed and the entire valley in which it lay was filled in with earth so that the village might be wiped from the map. Since the war the village has been rebuilt on the hill overlooking the valley. Continued

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The People of Russia, cont. A monument has been erected to the memory of the village and its people. But certainly the most stirring monument is the uncovered and reconstructed foundations of the old village church and school and homes. In Leningrad we visited the cemetery where the starvation victims of the Leningrad blockade were buried during the war. During the many-months blockade of that city, relatively few people died of war wounds, but over 600,000 died of starvation. The guide at the cemetery showed us the memorial there, explained the pictures inside, and answered all our questions. She told us as we left that her mother and three sisters had perished during the blockade. Not only the memorials, monuments, and cemeteries reminded us of the war; there were other evidences of an even more striking nature. War ruins that have still not been repaired after 17 years can still be seen in many places in the Soviet Union and its satellites.

War is a horror which everyone knows —through personal tragedy or grim reminders. It was no surprise that disarmament was the first question on the lips of those with whom we talked. Scenes that we saw time and time again such as Auschwitzi and Lidice showed us why. Fear of war—real or propaganda The fear of war naturally implies a desire for peace. We found this wish uppermost in the minds of our Soviet hosts. The words that we heard most during the summer were the Russian "mir" and "druzhba," meaning, respectively, peace and friendship. The ideal of peace seemed to be publicized in official propaganda more than any other single idea with the possible exception of the general "On with Communism" theme. On the surface such a subject for publicity is quite admirable, but we began to have our doubts after a few weeks. It is undoubtedly true that the people are sincere when they cry out the phrase

"Peace and Friendship." But the phrase has become so sloganized, so standard, and so common that we felt it had lost much of its meaning. At camps we would sometimes hear that one phrase chanted time after time till we honestly felt that the chanters couldn't possibly be saying it with any emotion. Such a sloganized emphasis on peace seems to have a particular effect on the people. The government makes it appear that the Soviet Union (and its satellites) are the only nations who really are concerned with peace. In other words, the people often seem to think that they have a corner on the desire for peace in the world. Such an attitude among the populous is extremely advantageous from the government's point of view, for it puts the nations of the West in a bad light— that is, in the position of war-mongers. This opinion was very prevalent among the people with whom we talked. If we could convince them that we personally were against war, then they simply reverted to the belief that maybe it's not the American people who are war-

THE TRIAL . . . an unexpected look into the true Soviet mind A LL our many and varied opinions about the people of / A . the Soviet Union were influenced and colored by an event which occurred to us soon after our arrival in the country. Unfortunately, it was not a pleasant event. We had been at a youth camp on the Black Sea for about a week and had made a number of friends with Soviet, Polish, and East German students there. To those we came to know particularly well and who seemed more than ordinarily interested in the United States, we gave copies of two books printed in Russian. One consisted of answers of 1800 questions about America and the other smaller one was just a book of statistics on the United States. We had also given away some maps of New York City printed in Russian as souvenirs, and a small guidebook to the Soviet Union (which each of us had been given in New York for our personal use) was given to a Soviet girl who happened to see it in our room and asked if she could have it. We had been absolutely and completely open in giving away these books and we felt sure that the people who received them had appreciated the gifts. However, we found out otherwise. Without prior warning, we were called back to our rooms one day, and customs officials searched our bags and confiscated all the other copies of the two books on America, all the copies of the guidebook, and any other material which they considered might be "anti-Soviet." We were told that the people to whom we had given these books had turned them in to the authorities in disgust at receiving such material. Needless to say, we were shocked be10

yond belief, for we had no possible idea that anyone could interpret our actions as subversive or the literature antiSoviet. During a great deal of trouble that ensued, we were never able to find out what regulation or law, if any, we had broken. We were just told that we had broken the law and violated the rules of international friendship. During the next several days so much happened that I cannot hope to do more than summarize it in a nutshell. My notes on those days ran to over 5000 words. Briefly, we were put through a short session with the camp director immediately after the search during which he accused us of being the most despicable of creatures and threw distortions and insults in our faces. He made the point that we had secretly passed out literature, which was anything but the truth. He and his assistants kept talking nonsense about the two books on America being anti-Soviet. Two days later, we were called without any previous notice into a meeting of representatives of the camp delegations. During this three and a half hour session, we were blasted by speaker after speaker with untrue, distorted, perverted, or impossible accusations. The people we had thought to be our best friends joined in the farce and laid us low with charges they knew were untrue. The director tried to avoid giving u s ' an opportunity to answer the charges, but we managed to get in a few words of defense. It was useless, however, for soon it was obvious that the "Trial," as we later called the meeting, was a planned affair from beginning to end. Each speaker against us had a preTECH ALUMNUS


mongers but their government which deceives them. r

ing as dull as Russia Perhaps the most noticeable general characteristic of the life of the people in the Soviet Union was the lack of variety and interest. We felt a dullness in nearly every phase of their living which seemed almost unbearable to us. Certainly a Soviet citizen would argue that the variety we claimed was missing was nothing but the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations, the uncertainties inherent in a capitalistic economy. This may very well be true, for by the time the summer was over, we were very glad to return to a place full of hot issues where the newspapers every day run dozens of pages of argument and dissension on what is best for the people. In the Soviet Union, papers are ordinarily only about six pages long, for there's just not that much news to print. Striking examples to us of the lack of variety in life were the Communist youth organizations, the Young Pioneers for

children up to 14, and the Konsomol, for youths between 14 and 28. Almost every youngster joins the Young Pioneers and then proceeds from there into Konsomol. From Konsomol the more ambitious apply for membership in the Communist Party. There are no other paths up, no such diversity as we have, for instance, in high school in the YMCA, Key Club, Scouts, and innumerable other organizations. Everyone is supposed to be working for a common goal—the achievement of Communism—and there's no room left for a dissenter to join something else or to form his own group. And even within the Konsomol, it seemed to us there would be little excitement, for the goals are predetermined and the paths to accomplishment have already been decided. The only thing left to do is the work necessary to achieve those goals. For the workers there are labor unions, but these differ so radically from what we are used to that there is no comparison. Practically everybody belongs to a union, and the benefits he receives are of such a nature as scheduling his vacation or help-

pared speech, and we found out later from one of them that the camp director had checked over his speech prior to the meeting. Irrelevancies were the rule rather than the exception, and we found it very hard to believe that the "witnesses" could believe what they themselves were saying. Particularly was this true in the case of our "friends" who personally took several of us apart. The boy to whom I had been closest ripped me up with a variety of perverted accusations. It was utterly inconceivable that they could have been so sincere and open before and now were lying to our faces. At times, we couldn't help laughing at the ridiculous nature of the charges, though we knew that the meeting was dead seriousness. At other times, some of our girls were actually crying because they couldn't believe that the people they had trusted could do what they were doing. The final outcome of the "Trial" (as predetermined, we later became sure) was that we were severely reprimanded for violating the rules of peace and friendship by using the youth camp as a distribution point for subversive literature. We were surprised at this, for during the proceedings we were relatively sure that we would be ousted from the camp at least and probably from the country. Evidently this was not the purpose of the affair. We discovered later that the incident was used for propaganda purposes both in Russia and abroad. We were not the first American group to have trouble, for each year the Soviets manage to get upset about something. However, we seem to have hit the jackpot, for the degree of difficulty they gave us was unique as far as we could find out later. The whole incident did not drop there. DECEMBER 1962

ing him to locate a home near work. Strikes are of course unheard of, and arbitration is just as unlikely. Everybody is supposed to be working together for the same thing, so such capitalistic "nonsense" would be totally out of place. Except for the lack of freedoms, we felt that the most distressing thing about the Soviet Union was what appeared to us to be just plain dullness. We were very unimpressed by the 100 per cent status of practically everything we saw. The people of the Soviet Union—their ideasa>:and their beliefs—is obviously a subject one could write on forever and still have more to say. The impressions I have given are only a small portion of the many that I absorbed, and those of course came from only a tiny portion of the over 200 billion people that comprise the "heart" of that country. I can only hope to return some day to see how the people and their system change in the coming years. They are trying a gigantic experiment in the development of a new kind of society, and I want to see how well they succeed.

After we left camp, we wrote a letter of complaint to a high official in the youth organization. Just before we left the Soviet Union, our books which had been confiscated were returned to us, and an apology was phoned to us in Kiev, our last Soviet city. Several significant points arise from the "Trial." First is the question of just what were our "friends" thinking who testified against us. We could never decide whether they had been insincere all along, or if they had a change of heart, or if perhaps some kind of coercion — not necessarily direct — had been used on them. The incident made us wary of just what undercurrents might be flowing beneath any future friendships although we did make friends with many Soviet students afterwards. Also incomprehensible to us was the way we were treated after the "Trial." Everybody acted as though nothing had happened, and even those people who had accused us most harshly seemed to feel they had done us no injustice and we could be friends just as before. When we left the camp, we were given a fine send-off with abounding words of praise from the camp director who had only two days before attacked us viciously. We never understood such aboutfaces. We probably never will know their meaning. The "Trial" was in itself an ordeal such as none of us had experienced before. But we were in many ways glad it happened, for it showed us a side of Soviet society which we would never have seen if trouble had not arisen. We learned that there is a lot more under the surface of things that may never show under ordinary circumstances. We learned in particular that friendship in the Soviet Union may have a different meaning than in our country. 11


At the annual meeting the Zieglers get together for the first time in eight years, left to right: Dr. Waldemar T., Carl W.. W. Fred, Walter H., William R., John M., and Frank R. Below, Ewell Pope, '50, accepts the McCarty-ANAK award for Estes Mann from Tom Winingder, ANAK president.

Minutes of the 1962 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association RESIDENT J. FRANK WILLETT called the meeting to order at 10:07 A.M. and welcomed those alumni and guests present. 1. The minutes of the last annual meeting, held November 4, 1961, were approved as published in the December 1961 Georgia Tech Alumnus. 2. Howard McCall introduced the Homecoming Queen, Miss Loralee Smith, her two attendants, Miss Lynne Miller and Miss Linda Mullens, and Mrs. Homecoming, Mrs. William R. Harper, Jr. 3. The treasurer's report was given by Howard Ector. The report showed the Association with ample liquid assets and reserve. Mr. Ector announced that the auditor's report was available for examination by any alumnus. The report was approved as presented. 4. Trustee Matt Cole introduced the National Advisory Board for 1962-63. Those serving are as follows: District I —Florida, Alaska, Hawaii and Overseas—Mr. Albert H. Staton, '22 (not present, but letter read explaining why. Mr. Staton resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil); District II—Alabama and Tennessee—Mr. Walter F. Coxe, '22, Birmingham, Alabama; District III—Atlantic Coast States—Mr. Tench H. Phillips, '22, Norfolk, Virginia; District IV—The Northeastern States—Carl L. Kimbell, '12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; District V—The Midwest—C. W. (Boney) Bearden, '32—Shaker Heights, Ohio; District VI—The Southwest—Robert B. Melanson, '22—Houston, Texas; and District VII—The Far West—Robert L. Gresham, '27—Los Angeles, California.

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5. The George W. McCarty-ANAK Award, presented annually to the Outstanding Young Georgia Tech Alumnus, was presented by Tom Winingder, student President of ANAK, to Estes W. Mann, Jr., IM '50, Milan, Italy. The award recognizing Mr. Mann for his industrial achievement and for International Relations was received by Mr. Ewell Pope, IM '50, classmate and friend of Mr. Mann. Mr. Mann was unable to be present due to labor negotiations at the Colgate Palmolive plant where he is manager. 6. Trustee Marthame Sanders recognized the three honorary alumni inducted into the Association. Those inducted were: Mr. John L. Franklin, former president of Audichron, (now deceased). Mr. Franklin's certificate was accepted by John O. McCarty, '43; Mr. Frank K. Houston, Controller Emeritus, who was unable to be present due to the illness of his wife; and Mrs. Elizabeth Ziegler, who sent seven sons to Tech between 1927 and 1950, all of whom received degrees in their chosen field. All seven sons were present. They are: Dr. W. T. Ziegler, ChE, '32, Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech; C. W. Ziegler, ME, '35, Weatherford, Texas; W. F. Ziegler, TE '39, Columbus, Ga.; W. H. Ziegler, ME, '40, Woodridge, N. J.; W. R. Ziegler, IM, '41, Atlanta; John M. Ziegler, ME, '49, Richmond, Va., and F. R. Ziegler, IM, '50, Atlanta. 7. Dr. Edwin D. Harrison, President of Georgia Tech, welcomed the alumni and wished them well. He expressed his sincere thanks for all types of support received from Georgia Tech alumni. 8. Mr. Jack F. Glenn, President of the Georgia Tech TECH ALUMNUS


Foundation, gave a brief history of the Foundation and its activities. The Foundation was started by the Alumni Association which still appoints the Foundation trustees. Between 1932 and 1942, the Foundation accumulated $2,800. In 1943 activity was increased and $175,000 was raised toward a goal of $300,000. In 1947 the Alumni Roll Call was started. In 1955 the groundwork was laid to solicit business and industry and a Needs Committee studied Tech and all committees came up with a need for a strengthened faculty and better salaries to hold and attract the better teachers. It was pointed out by President Glenn that the Foundation now has assets of over $1,000,000. This sum is in reserve for an expanding supplementation program which is growing yearly. Mr. Glenn stated that the Foundation needs to raise more money in order to give more assistance to Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech and the Foundation received approximately $2,000,000 in gifts and grants this last year. Less than 20% of this came to the Foundation and 80% of the total was designated. Twenty per cent approximately is designated for faculty supplementation. 9. Frank Willett, President of the Alumni Association, gave a condensed report on the past year's activities. He reported that the 1961-62 Roll Call produced 12,246 contributors and $225,000 for a percentage of 45.4% of the 26.980 solicited. The National recognition received in the form of first place among public institutions for a sustained giving program and second place in sustained giving among all colleges was reported by President Willett. Also mentioned were the cash awards, totaling $3,000, given by the U. S. Steel Foundation for our alumni giving program. The Georgia Tech Alumnus, edited by Bob Wallace, was praised for its excellence and the national recognition it had received. The alumni placement service was used by 1,752 alumni and 1,620 companies who listed 2,175 jobs. The value of this service is tremendous, said President Willett. President Willett stated that 438,000 mailings were sent out by the Alumni Office in the past year, exclusive of listings for alumni clubs. There were 41 active clubs to which 64 speakers were sent during the year. Club scholarships were awarded by eight clubs. A total of 33 scholarships were given; 22 by the Greater Atlanta Club, according to President Willett. Mr. Willett referred to honors given a year ago by the Association to distinguished alumni and friends of Tech, and to the second Alumni Institute held at the 1961 Homecoming. 10. Mr. Willett turned the gavel over to President Ira. Hardin who accepted and stated that he would strive to continue the good work of the Association during the 196263 fiscal year. 11. A silver tray was presented to outgoing President DECEMBER 1962

Frank Willett by Secretary Roane Beard on behalf of the trustees of the Association. 12. There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:05 A.M. Those present at the meeting were: G. Mitchell Allen, '37; W. H. Aubrey, '17; James H. Baggarly, '28; George C. Bailey, '32; Dale Barker, '49; Ed T. Barnes, '57; John Baum, '24; Clarke W. Bearden, '32; Judge Bearden, '27; W. Roane Beard, '40; George Bevis, '37; Joseph D. Brasfield, '38; Joe P. Byrd, '38; W. L. Carmichael, '26; C. W. Cary, ' 2 1 ; W. W. Castleberry, '34; Frank B. Cole, '57; M. F. Cole, '41; David TV Coleman, '27; C. I. Collins, '12; Walter F. Coxe, '22; Herbert W. Dieckmann, '32; Joe P. Dillard, '22; Eugene D. Drummond, '12; Henry T. Duson, '22; Howard Ector, '40; Floyd H. Elsom, '23; L. A. Emerson, '07; Harry Erdberg, '26; Alvin M. Ferst, Jr., '43; R. H. Ferst, '38; A. R. Flowers, '22; Jack F. Glenn, '32; M. Berry Grant, '27; Robert L. Gresham, '27; George C. Griffin, '22; F. F. Groseclose, faculty; James H. Groves, '27; Joe Guthridge, faculty; James L. Hall, '21; Tom H. Hall, III, '58; Allen S. Hardin, '53; Ira H. Hardin, '24; R. F. Rudy Hauenstein, '23; William P. Jent, '52; Steve Johnson, '49; Channing E. Jones, '56; Claude P. Jones, '22; Michael A. Khoury, '22; Carl L. Kimbell, '12; Ralph M. Langford, '32; Robert E. Lee, '50; Stephen J. Lee, '57; James F. Leware, '57; Allen P. Livar, '18; A. L. Loeb, '13; George Marchmont, '07; William E. Marshall, '27; F. A. Mathes, '32; Richard C. Mattison, '57; Howard McCall, '46; John O. McCarty, '43; Edward L. McGaughy, '57; R. D. McGaughey, '12; Dan McKeever, '32; Curtis A. McRee, '22; R. B. Melanson, '22; D. A. Mellichamp, Jr., '59; R. E. Mitchell, '26; R. James Mitchell, '52; Gray Morgan, '37; and Robert A. Morgan, '09. Robert D. Neill, '43; James J. Neville, '33; J. F. Nicholl, '27; John M. Nichols, '28; Carter N. Paden, '22; Garrett Phillips, '22; Tench H. Phillips, '22; John P. Pickett, '32; Albert Polak, '07; James P. Poole, '42; Ewell Pope, '50; Merritt Pope, '39; George H. Porter, Jr., '23; John A. Prall, '59; Rowland A. Radford, '22; Henn Rebane, '57; Elbert H. Roane, '28; Glen P. Robinson, Jr., '48; W. P. Rocker, '32; Albert W. Rose, '22; H. W. Russey, '23; Marthame Sanders, '26; I. M. Sheffield, Jr., '20; Peter Sherry, '49; A. D. Sills, '57; Charlie Simons, '37; Hal L. Smith, '26; Charles Smithgall, '33; Jack M. Smoot, '32; C. E. Stephenson, ' 3 1 ; H. M. Strauss, Jr., '37; W. S. Terrell, '30; John Thibadeau, '49; R. J. Thiesen, '10; Walter H. Tripod, '34; George H. Viereck, '32; Bob Wallace, '49; Ernest G. Welch, '28; Harold Wey, '02; Thomas G. Whatley, '57; Randy Whitfield, '32; Frank Willett, '45; Robert B. Williams, '39; Ross Wilson, '34; John Woodall, '38; Anthony Zagarella, '43; Carl W. Ziegler, '35; Frank R. Ziegler, '50; John M. Ziegler, '49; W. Fred Ziegler, '39; Walter H. Ziegler, '40; William R. Ziegler, '41; and W. T. Ziegler, '32. Respectfully submitted, W. Roane Beard Executive Secretary 13


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on some freeway systems may be placed too close together for efficient operation of these important and costly traffic arteries. This is one of the main conclusions reached in a two-year study of Atlanta's North Freeway System in which hundreds of thousands of motorists were used as guinea pigs. Chief objective of the study is to develop criteria for interchange spacing. The study was made by periodically blocking ramps feeding traffic onto the freeway at peak rush hours. Evaluation of data revealed that freeway traffic flow improved when any one of the ramps was closed. However, this increased overall vehicle travel time throughout the study area as diverted traffic congested nearby city streets. A report of survey findings has just been reviewed by the Georgia State Highway Dept., which sponsored the project in cooperation with the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads. Information it contains should be of invaluable use in the further construction of expressways through cities and in NTERCHANGES

building America's $40 billion Interstate Highway System. Project Director Dr. Donald O. Covault, associate professor of civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, recommends in the report that Atlanta close for a three-month test period one of the three ramps feeding traffic onto the North Freeway during peak homeward rush hours. He feels that further study is needed to determine whether the on-ramp should be closed permanently during peak hours to achieve more efficient operation of the system. The ramp referred to is at the Fourteenth St. interchange, the last interchange before the freeway divides a short distance to the north into its Northeast and Northwest legs. Freeway traffic showed the greatest improvement with this on-ramp blocked. The report also recommends that prior to a new Fourteenth St. on-ramp closing, an extensive study be carried out of the city street system serving the freeway to determine what changes can be made in this system to improve traffic flow with the Fourteenth St. on-ramp closed. The

TECH EXPRESSWAY RESEARCH PROJECT MAY HELP FUTURE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS by Frank Bigger


report further states that in making future studies of this nature, it is recommended that the study again include both the freeways and city streets serving them just as the first study did. The report is entitled, "The Influence of Ramp Spacing on the Traffic Flow Characteristics on the Atlanta Freeway and Arterial Street System." It represents findings in Phase I of the survey covering the influence of on-ramp spacing. Covault's team has already surveyed the off-ramp situation on the North Freeway. This is Phase II in the study and a report is in preparation. The Phase I report was written by Covault and Robert R. Roberts, graduate assistant who worked on the project. Covault said that the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads is quite concerned about ramp spacing on freeways, particularly in connection with the current development of the 41,000-mile Interstate System. These mighty highways are meant to serve fast, through-moving traffic, and the nation's defense efforts. This is the philosophy behind their construction. But, Covault states, cities tend to regard Interstate routes as their own when they pass through metropolitan areas and the city folk wish to use them for short trips and to solve their own traffic congestion problems. They would like to have interchanges located close together. This defeats the purpose of the Interstate System. Covault said the Bureau of Public Roads feels strongly enough about this issue that the trend now is to place interchanges farther apart than they were on earlier freeway systems. The Atlanta expressway study got under way in September, 1960, with the following winter months being devoted to setting up the program and securing survey instruments. The plan was to close one on-ramp at a time for a twoweek period during the peak homeward rush hours and study the resulting effects on freeway and arterial street traffic. Studies of operational characteristics of freeways under conditions of variable ramp spacing had been done in other cities to a very limited extent prior to this study. One was made in Seattle. Dallas and Houston had studied the effect of eliminating the "short trip" from freeways in their areas by closing ramps. But the Atlanta project was the first to be made studying conditions on freeways and arterial streets at several different locations simultaneously, under conditions of variable ramp spacings. The operation network of freeways and major streets was studied as a system and also as individual components. The first on-ramp closings came in April and May of 1961 after all news media in the city informed the public of the impending survey. The researchers were, in effect, turning an area approximately one mile wide by two miles long into a gigantic laboratory. Through this area flows the North Freeway System. Approximately 85,000 vehicles, moving north and south, use this system in a 24-hour period. The Northeast leg carries around 50,000 in this period and the Northwest leg 35,000. In fact, this freeway is now carrying traffic volumes initially predicted for the year 1975. The mighty surge of vehicles which hits this system DECEMBER 1962

around 4:30 p.m. each working day is something to behold. It is estimated that around 85,000 people work in the downtown Atlanta area and that 50 per cent of these ride to work in automobiles. North Freeway congestion during the 4:30 to 6 p.m. period involves a human factor, Covault speculates. In the morning these motorists vary their time in starting to work in order to miss heavy traffic. But in the afternoon, they all want to get home on time. Thus, the traffic rush is greater in the evening than in the morning. In April, 1961, motorists attempting to enter the freeway at Fourteenth St. found a barricade across the on-ramp. It stayed there during the afternoon rush for the next two weeks. The first week, Covault's team took no data as they allowed the traffic patterns with the ramp closed to become more stable. In the second week, cameras began to film expressway traffic flow from the three interchanges and from one bridge between the business district and the system's two legs. Covault sent test cars up the freeway and through arterial streets and timed them. Automatic counters tallied up the number of cars using city streets in the test area. In May the on-ramp just south of Fourteenth St., the one at Tenth St., was blocked for a two-week period as Covault took more data. Then the survey stopped for the summer months since the city's traffic pattern changes as a result of school closings and vacations. In October the next interchange to the south, North Ave., was given the two-week survey treatment. Phase II, the southbound off-ramp closure studies, was made in April and May of this year during morning rush hours. Studies of Phase I survey data showed that freeway conditions improved when any one of the three ramps was closed. The greatest improvement, however, came with the Fourteenth St. closure. A good analogy here is to regard the freeway as a river already at flood stage, with three tributaries pouring in additional torrents. One by one the tributaries are dammed. Because of the volume of the "stream" and its location, we find that the Fourteenth St. tributary is the major offender in the deluge. Although it is certain that many a harried motorist muttered irreverently about the Georgia Tech researchers during the survey, Covault said they cooperated splendidly and he mentions this fact prominently in the report. He has been invited to deliver two papers on the ramp spacing survey; one before the December Miami Beach meeting of the American Assn. of State Highway Officials, and the other to the Highway Research Board in Washington, D. C , in January. Three Tech graduate students and seven undergraduates assisted Covault in the work. Speaking specifically of the Atlanta area, Covault said he foresees an improvement in the transportation situation. A move is currently on to develop a rapid transit system and he feels certain this will become a reality in the next 10 years. He declares, however, that this will not solve the problem completely, because the auto, the bus, and the truck will remain as the master movers of people and goods. 15


No 7-6 game in Tech history was as well played as the 1962 Alabama game,- even the 3 7 - 6 win over Georgia took a back seat to

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football game turned out to be a king-sized bag of paradoxes. It came to pass in a tense atmosphere of revenge and reprisal, yet it was the cleanest battle seen in these parts in years. It featured two of the game's most conservative coaches, yet it was an afternoon of gambling and recklessness. It ended in a 7-6 score, yet in an era of high-scoring pro and college games it was called by most of the veterans in the press box, "The most exciting college football game of them all." The scoring plays of the Tech win that tied Robert Lee Dodd with Coach Alex in career victories for a Jacket head coach have been counted and recounted, but here they are one last time. In the second quarter, Patrick Michael McNames, a fullback who entered Tech sans scholarship because he wanted an engineering education, leaped up and intercepted a Joe Namath pass on the Alabama 40 and returned it gracefully to the Tide's 14. Tech, dominating the first half in every department, had visited this area during a first-quarter drive. But on that occasion, Lothridge's attempt to throw the "Alley Oop" pass to his partner in crime, Billy Martin, sailed over the Jolly Giant's head into the arms of Alabama's Butch Wilson at the five. On arriving in the scoring territory for the second time, Lothridge decided to go with the ground game and selected Tommy Jackson, a sophomore from Miami, to carry the ball on the first play in the series. Jackson, who has been making clutch plays largely unnoticed all season, responded with a fine effort that put the ball on the nine. On second and five, Lothridge turned the proceedings over to McNames again. The Vidalia, Georgia, Irishman began an off-tackle slant to the left. But he promptly changed direction upon noticing that Rufus Guthrie and his friends had opened a large hole on the other side and had included among their 16

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blocking victims, LeRoy Jordon (the best linebacker seen in these parts since George Morris). McNames went through the hole without hesitation, presented the right halfback with a fine wrinkle and went into the end zone standing up. Upon entering the end zone, McNames did something that has been all too rare among members of this Tech team, he threw the ball in the air and began a little dance of glee, joined by Martin who had preceded him into the area. Lothridge then calmly added the point and Tech went to the dressing rooms with a 7-0 lead. Remembering the 1960 game when Tech had a 15-0 half time lead only to lose it in the final seconds, 15-16, Tech's captain, Tom Winingder, and alternate captain, Larry Stallings, offered a half time lecture to the team. After dominating the first half, the Jackets spent the final thirty minutes of the game fighting for their lives. They managed to get through the third period without a real threat to their lead as Alabama could only penetrate to the Tech 34. But the final period was a different story. McNames stopped the Tide's first drive with an interception at the Tech 32. But on the ensuing series, Cotton Clark quickkicked the Jackets back to their 15. On fourth down, Lothridge fumbled the snap, chased the ball back to the nine, picked it up, and managed to get a kick away While running upfield pursued by a host of determined men in red jerseys. Unfortunately, in picking up the ball for this impromptu demonstration, Lothridge's knee touched the ground and the Tide was in business at the Tech nine. After a penalty, an incompleted pass, and a no-gain completed pass, Namath hit end Battle for 12 to the Tech two. On fourth down, Clark just barely got over on a play that so excited Tech end, Ted Davis, that he said some uncomplimentary things about the ancestry of one of the officials. Davis was promptly ejected and Tech was penalized 15 yards on the kickoff play. But before the kickoff, Bryant elected to try TECH ALUMNUS


for two. Quarterback Hurlbut looked like he was going to make it on an option until McNames again stepped into the picture by brushing by a blocker and stopping the play at the Tech one. It was 7-6 and the wildest five minutes and 32 seconds of football were still to come. With a kickoff opportunity from the Tech 45 as a result of the penalty against Davis (which incidentally was one-half of the total yardage called against the two teams all day) the Tide decided to go for an onsides kick. It worked and Alabama was suddenly back on the Tech 33. On the first play, Tech's Frank Sexton intercepted a pass and rushed up the sideline with good blocking in the Alabama 42 where he dropped the ball while shifting it from one hand to another. O'Dell of Alabama, the man who had done in Tech with his lastplay field goal two years ago, fell on it and Alabama had another chance. Alternating quarterbacks, the Tide drove to the Tech 14 for a first down with just over a minute to play. It looked like the Tide might pull a 1960 once again. But on first down, Bryant sent in Hurlbut to pass and Tech's Don Toner leaped high at the scrimmage line to intercept and Tech took over to kill the clock. The nitroglycerine final five minutes was a fitting climax to the biggest week of tension on the campus in the memory of the oldest resident. Signs urging the team to "Dam the Tide" began to appear early in the week. And by Friday, miniature homecoming-type displays were on every fraternity lawn. It was a week to remember and it ended in what Bobby Dodd, the final authority on the subject, called, "the greatest victory in my entire career." If anything, the Jackets were even more impressive in their final regular season appearance when they routed Georgia in Athens, 37-6, and immediately accepted a bid to the Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston for December 22. Going into the traditional game with the constant taunting of "Tech is ripe for an upset," ringing in their ears, the DECEMBER 1962

The revenge of Mike McNames: the Tech fullback around whom the Tide scored its 1961 touchdown has a great day as he (from bottom to top) intercepts a Tide pass at the Alabama 40 and returns it to the 14. On the next play, he blocks for Tommy Jackson (26) as Tech moves to the 9. Then he scored Tech's only touchdown and capped his day with a great stop of the Tide's Hurlbut (arrow) to halt the 2-point bid that meant the difference that day. 17


The saving play: Don Toner reaches for the ball on his great interception at the Tech 14 to halt Alabama's final drive.

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP, continued team closed out the doubters with their best game of the season. The team that Bobby Dodd called, "the best I have ever coached outside the two-platoon era," showed their power early with an 8 3-yard drive for a score on their first offensive thrust of the afternoon. All but one of the 13 plays in the drive were overland, supposedly at the strength of the Bulldog defense. Fullback Mike McNames picked up where he left off against Alabama by rushing the final six yards on three straight carries. Lothridge, having his greatest day yet, added the point to make it 7-0. The Bulldogs, who got no further than their own 31 during the first half, had a punt blocked by Tech's Frank Sexton on the next series and the Jackets were back on the threshold again at the 17. On the second play following the blocked punt, Lothridge founoVend John Wright in the clear and the ball was on the Georgia one. On the next play, Lothridge went over and then added the point to run it to 14-0. During the second quarter, Tech threatened constantly but was stopped short of scoring again by a series of penalties and a suddenly stubborn Georgia defense. But with the second-half kickoff, Tech was back knocking again. Halfback Joe Auer, who jumped the squad for personal reasons on the Monday prior to the game and re18

turned on Thursday, ran back the kick 55 yards to the Georgia 39. Three plays later, Lothridge hit Doug Cooper at the Georgia five, and Mr. Auer encored with a four-yard scamper to the one. Lothridge went in on the next play and again added the point. It was now 21-0 and Georgia began to show offensive life for the first time. The Bulldogs got to the Tech 14 before the Jackets stopped them on a great fourth-down save by Zollie Sircy. On the next play, Gerry Bussell added his third long run of the season as he went 86 yards for a score on a sweep. Lothridge's point made it 28-0. The Bulldogs still full of vinegar, came right back and this time went all the way on a 72-yard drive. Rakestraw, whose heralded duel with Lothridge never materialized because of the rush of the Tech line, hit halfback Guthrie from the 10 for the score. Georgia's attempt at two was stopped and it was 28-6 and the Jackets weren't through yet. Bussell intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter that put Tech at the Georgia 14. But a holding penalty stalled the Jackets and Lothridge had to be satisfied with the longest field goal of his career (42 yards) to make it 31-6. Auer then got back in the act by intercepting a Rakestraw throw and returning it 39 yards to the Georgia 28. It took five plays for Lothridge to score again with the key being a great catch at the one by end Steve Copeland. Lothridge missed the point try and the final was 37-6. Next stop — the Bluebonnet against Missouri. TECH ALUMNUS


THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY announces as part of the 75th Anniversary celebration

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This symposium has been designed by a Tech faculty committee headed by Dr. M. W. Long to present opinions, ideas, and methods of outstanding scientists, engineers, and administrators from throughout the country for developing the complex and costly research systems required by the scientists working at the frontiers of knowledge. The symposium will feature papers and discussions in two general areas: current engineering problems and future engineering challenges. Here is the program: 5SDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Registration: 8:15-9:00 A.M. Welcome: President Edwin D. Harrison Keynote Address: D. W. Bronk, president of the Rockefeller Institute and immediate past president, National Academy of Sciences

Current Problems Project Mohole: Williard N. Bascom, president of Ocean Science & Engineering, Inc. VELA, the U.S. Research Program in Nuclear Test Detection: Jack P. Ruina, director of Advanced Research Projects Agency Problems of Large Radio Telescopes: Bruce H. Rule, director, Central Engineering Services, California Institute of Technology The Stanford Two-Mile Linear Electron Accelerator: Richard B. Neal, associate director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Panel discussion on accelerating the attainment of engineering accomplishments: Speakers who presented papers plus other outstanding leaders.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Future Challenges Future Advances and Needs Associated with Space Explorations: Jesse Mitchell, Office of Space Sciences, NASA Computers and Brains: Competition and/or Coexistence: Walter A. Rosenblith, professor of Communications Biophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Expectations of Materials Technology: Julius J. Harwood, manager, Metallurgy Department, Scientific Laboratory, Ford Motor Company Engineering for Basic Research: Randal M. Robertson, associate director (Research), National Science Foundation Opportunities and Responsibilities of Industry in Assisting with Future Problems: C. E. Larson, vice president, Union Carbide Nuclear Company Systems Science—The Non-Disciplinary Approach: Ernst Weber, president, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Panel discussion on.recommended steps for universities, industry, and government to facilitate the solving of future problems associated with large-scale scientific pursuits. "CMOIOGIUI EDIKJM0"

Georgia Tech alumni interested in attending this and all 75th Anniversary programs may receive registration information by writing to: James Garner, Department of Short Courses and Conferences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta 13, Georgia. •DECEMBER 1962

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Two OF THE BEST-KNOWN Tech teachers and administrators — Dr. D. M. Smith and Professor James E. McDaniel — died within a day of each other in late November. Both were retired from Tech during the fifties. Dr. David M. Smith, 78, professor emeritus and former director of the School of Mathematics died on Monday, November 26 at his residence near the campus. Mr. McDaniel, retired director of the Co-operative Division, died the following day at his home in Laurens, South Carolina. Both men were bachelors. Dr. Smith joined the Tech staff in 1913 as a mathematics instructor and immediately became one of the most popular teachers in the history of the school. He also had an excellent reputation as a mathematician throughout the world. He taught until his retirement in 1954. Dr. D. M. initiated the famous Tech tutoring program for athletes along with his long-time friend, the late coach and athletic director, W. A. Alexander. More about Dr. Smith on page 2 of this issue. Mr. McDaniel joined the Tech staff as an English professor in 1919. He was appointed director of the Co-operative Division in 1926 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1950. '-#• During Mr. McDaniel's academic career, he would periodically take a year or two of leave of absence to do work in other fields. In World War I, he worked for the code department of the army in cryptographic operations. In World War II, he served as regional Chief of Training for Region 7 to set up quick training programs for industries in the Southeast with war contracts. After World War II, he spent two years in Germany with the Army of Occupation,

THE FIRST major student program for the 75th Anniversary celebration, a studentemployment forum, brought three outstanding speakers to the campus during the past two months. David S. Lewis, AE '39, president and chief operating officer of McDonnell Aircraft Corp., builders of the Mercury space capsule, talked to the faculty and student body on November 16. His well-received speech was on "Opportunities in the Space Field." Dr. Robert H. Roy, dean of engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, and one of America's best-known engineering administrators, also addressed members of the faculty and student body on November 27. Dr. Roy talked on "Engineering Trends — Past, Present, and Future." The final speaker in this series was the newly elected Governor of Georgia, Carl Sanders of Augusta, who spoke to a large crowd on December 4. The speech on "Georgia's Industrial Future," marked his first appearance on the Tech campus since being elected to the State's chief executive. In addition to the three speakers, the Student Employment Forum on Dec. 4 brought to Tech representatives of most of the major industries of the nation for individual and group consultations on opportunities for Tech graduates in various fields.

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Tech's Industrial Management faculty and to deliver two addresses before members of the student body. Dr. Helmut F. Bauer, chief of the Flutter and Vibration Section at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., presented the second in a series of two lectures on the campus Nov. 15. Dr. Bauer's topic was "Methods in Nonlinear Vibration Theory." Dr. T. William Lambe, professor and head of soil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visited Tech on Dec. 3-5 to deliver four addresses and confer with faculty and student's of Tech's School of Civil Engineering. Dr. Lambe's subjects related to soil physics and soil technology. Tech's summer institute receives grant

A $14,250 NATIONAL Science Foundation grant has been awarded to Georgia Tech for a summer institute to promote research activities among college chemistry teachers. The course, under the direction of Dr. James A. Stanfield, professor of Chemistry at Tech, will cover the ten-week period from June 24 through Aug. 31, 1963. The institute is entitled "Research Participation for College Teachers of Chemistry." Dr. Stanfield said the institute is for six people, three with the master's degree and three with doctorates. In addition, three "academic year extensions" Will be granted whereby a participant may continue research at his own school for a nine-month period. These extensions will also be sponsored by the National Science Foundation and subsequent research will be directed by a staff member of the School of Chemistry at Tech. "Many teachers have only limited opportunities for research work in their own schools during the academic year," Dr. Stanfield said. "This program is designed to stimulate their interest and lead to a more dynamic and effective undergraduate study program at the institutions which they represent." TECH ALUMNUS


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Goodloe of the Athletic Association was the keynote speaker at the November 13 meeting of the Southwest Georgia Tech ( S O W E G A ) Alumni Club held at the Radium Country Club near Albany. Goodloe, a Valdosta native, told the alumni about Tech's football program and predicted that despite the tie by LSU, Tech had a good chance to beat Alabama on November 17. President Richard V . Richard presided over the business meeting and read a letter from Tech President E. D. Harrison, praising the club for its excellent academic scholarship program. Lamar Reese gave a report on this program stating that 11 of the 14 boys that the club had sent to Tech on academic scholarships had done very well in school. Goodloe narrated the Tech-Florida game films to close out the meeting.

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1962. I f l P Harvey H. Sims, CE, retired real U U estate broker, died November 12 at his home, 2510 Tanglewood Road, Decatur, Georgia. The 1907 class held their 55th reunion October 26 in the O D K Room at the Brittain Dining Hall. Those who attended were: Clifton Corley, E. Dickey, Jesse Draper, L. A. Emerson, Edward Epstein, George O. Hodgson, William V. Kingdon, Hugh H. Leech, George T. Marchmont, Clyde F. Murray, Charles W. Pittard, A. V. Polak, Albert A. Simonton, George M. Stout, John M. Trapnell and Caspar S. Whitner.

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Scotland and Southern France. They live at 333 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina. The 1912 class held their 50th reunion October 26 at the Piedmont Driving Club. Those in attendance were: Otis A. Barge, Marion H. Burnett, Carl I. Collins, Eugene D. Drummond, W. A. Emerson, J. G. Gilliam, C. P. Goree, B. M. Halt, Jr., David W. Harris, R. M. Harris, George M. Hope, Jr., Edward H. Hubert, William K. Jenkins, George S. Jones, Jr., Carl L. Kimbell, J. D. McCarty, J. Kirby McDonough, Roy D. McGaughey, Sr., J. N. M6*ore, Jr., H. Wayne Patterson, H. Norris Pye, Ralph Ragan, W. B. Simmons, C. Carl Sloan, Paul Smith, N. N. Teague, Elwyn W. Tomlinson and Audley O. Williams.

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' 1 Ej w- Roscoe Tucker, C h E , of Dawson13 ville, Georgia, died November 4 after a long illness. M "1 The 1917 class held their 45th rel I union October 26 at the Piedmont Driving Club. Those in attendance were: William H. Aubrey, George R. Barker, Raymond T. Cole, J. Sidney Crane, E. H. Crawley, John M. Flanigen, J. McCrea French, Michael E. Girard, Henry H. Harris, Sam E. Levy, Douglas E. Morrison, Patrick E. Seawright, Morris L. Shadburn, John M. Slaton, Jr., Clyde M. Watson, Frank M. White, William C. Woodall, George W. Woodruff. William D- Jerger of Tampa, Florida, died November 4, 1962.

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Club of Cincinnati held its fall meeting on October 6. Fifty-six members and wives turned out to have a buffet luncheon and to watch the nationally televised LSUTech football game on a teleprompter screen. MACON, GEORGIA — Tech's chief recruiter, Spec Landrum, talked to over 30 members of the Macon, Georgia Tech Club on October 16. Landrum told the members of the problems involved in recruiting top-flight athletes who are good enough students to survive Tech's academic program. The club plans to hold a winter meeting in January or February. RALEIGH, N O R T H CAROLINA —

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ning before the Tech-Duke game, Dean George Griffin talked to the Raleigh Georgia Tech Club. Dean George, in his usual rare form, reminisced about the old Tech and brought the members up-to-date on the school today. DECEMBER 1962

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tJoces tn tf) e j^ews Shelton E. Hendricks, '34, was promoted to Vice-President Manufacturing and Research, and director of International Lubricant Corporation, New Orleans, effective J a n u a r y 1, 1963. Prior to this promotion, Hendricks was General Superintendent. William C. Giegold, '47, has been appointed Manager of Manufacturing of General Electric's Silicone Products Department, Waterford, New York. Giegold joined G-E in 1947 and had served as Manager of Quality Control until assuming his present assignment. Graeme D. Plant, '48, has been appointed manager of engineering for Kaiser Steel Corporation's Fabricating Division, Oakland, California. Plant will head up engineering activities throughout the division, and his office will be located in Kaiser Center. H. E. Bishop, '51, has been appointed to the position of Process Engineering Group Leader in the Engineering Department of the Union Carbide Olefins Company, South Charleston, West Virginia. Bishop joined Carbide in 1951 and became a member of Olefins Engineering in 1959. Robert E. Parham, '51, recently accepted a position as Plant Manager with Dixie Craft, Inc. of Goodwater, Alabama. The company manufactures steel shelving and checkout counters for supermarkets. P a r h a m plans to move from his home in Gadsden to Goodwater. William R. Wilson, '51, has been named head of the Test Programs Department for the newly awarded Mobile MidRange Ballistic Missile c o n t r a c t at Thiokol Chemical Corporation's Wasatch Division, Brigham City, Utah. He has served in the Minuteman Advance Systems Department.

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The always-loyal Class of 1922 turns out strong for its 40th reunion (above) and the Class of 1912 also has a large crowd.

NEWS BY CLASSES-conrinuecf Charles F. Turner, T E , died October 5. He was with the Werthan Bag Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee. ' O O The 1922 class held their 40th re^ ^ union October 26 at the Piedmont Driving Club. Those in attendance were: Tom Allen,^H. N. Bailey, Reynolds Barker, T. M. Barnhardt, O. Spencer Brock, L. L. Brunson, L. Ralph Bush, Andrew B. Calhoun, William Wright Campbell, Oscar G. Davis, Joe P. Dillard, R. G. Dunwoody, Henry T. Duson, A. R. Flowers, George C. Griffin, J. M. Hill, A. F. Hodges, John L. Inglis, Lewis C. Ingram, Claude P. Jones, Jiroud Jones, Gabe R. Khoury, Michael A. Khoury, W. O. Kinney, Tony Lord, T. H. McKey, Jr., C. P. McMurry, Curtis McRee, R. B. Melanson, John Mobley, Bill Moses, Clarence S. Newton, O. J. Oosterhoudt, Carter N. Paden, Garrett Phillips, Tench H. Phillips, R. P. Radford, Rowland A. Radford, C. R. Roberts, Ed M. Robertson, Sr., A. W. Rose, T. M. Salisbury, Archie D. Sessions, Lee Session, Stanley Simpson, Clyde A. Taylor, Jr., Cy Thomas, Newt

Trammell, Mebane E. Turner, Guy Waldrop, R. Fulton Webb, A. Sigmund Weil, Roy C. Young. Henry G. Granger died November 8 in an Atlanta hospital. H e was in the advertising business in Atlanta. Mr. Granger's widow lives at 754 Forest Trail, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. ' O K Garry A. Boyle died September 8, ^ * * 1962. His widow lives at 3902 Swann Avenue, Tampa, Florida. Ben R. Padgett, Jr. died November 15 in a local hospital. He had operated his own insurance agency, the Ben R. Padgett Agency, for the past 20 years in Atlanta. His widow lives at 2823 Midway Road, Decatur, Georgia. ' 9 f i R'cnard M. Dillard has organized a ^ " partnership under the name of Dillard, Bates and Betts, CPA. His mailing address is Box 93, Gainesville, Georgia. Samuel M. Thomas, EE, has been elected senior vice president and head of Hazeltine (Corp.) International Division at Little Neck, New York. TECH ALUMNUS


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The 1927 class held their 35th reunion October 27 at the Mayfair Club. Advance registration show the following in attendance: / . R. Adamson, W. M. Anderson, J. W. Bearden, J. K. Bleich, A. T. Champion, D. T. Coleman, M. B. Grant, R. L. Gresham, A. W. Gunn, F. M. Hill, Jack Isenberg, J. W. Lanier, W. P. Lanier, William E. Marshall, W. J. McAlpin, E. S. McNeice, F. G. Mylius, J. F. Nicholl, G. F. Richardson, D. C. Pasley, H. H. Peek, V. O. Rankin, Jr., R. N. Schartle, B. J. Whatley and R. E. Williams. A. S. Edmondson, Jr., died September 22, 1962.

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The 1932 class held their 30th reunion October 27 at the Piedmont Driving Club. Those in attendance were: Bennett Aycock, J. B. Baggarly, Jr., Lewis L. Barnes, J. C. Barnhardt, Herbert A. Bolton, Russell J. Brooke, E. M. Clary, Edward S. Crouch, Jesse T. Daniel, Jr., William M. Dorsey, Clinton S. Ezell, J. S. Fanning, Charles W. Fort son, Jack F. Glenn, Frank Hargrove, George S. Haymans, Jr., D. E. Hendricks, Jr., W. A. Home, Jr., John P. Ingle, Jr., Walter H. Jackson, W. Hubert Joiner, E. Sam Jones, Harry B. Lackey, H. G. Lesley, Thomas J. Manning, Rev. Frank Alfred Mathes, Joe K. McCutchen, J. E. McGaughey, Jr., A. Stewart McGinty, Daniel A. McKeever, Clayton W. Moore, J. R. Newell, John P. Pickett, Edwin A. Roberts, William P. Rocker, William H. Sibley, Ben T. Smith, W. B. Wallace, Joe M. Weinman, C. E. Whiteliead, Jr., Richard K. Whitehead, and Randolph Whitfield. Thomas F. Tooker is an attorney in Los Angeles. He lives at 271 South Carondelet Street, Los Angeles 57, California. Captain Grant M. LeRoux, ME, Pan American jet pilot, died of a heart attack November 16 while at the controls of his South American-bound aircraft. He joined the Navy in 1935 and was assigned by the Navy to Pan American in 1939. During World War II, he flew special supply flights across Africa into India and China. After the war he stayed with Pan American and recently began flying jets to Central and South America. Captain LeRoux is survived by his widow, who lives at 4701 Santa Maria Street, Coral Gables 46, Florida, and three children. Âť0 The 1937 class held their 25th re** union October 26 at the Commerce Club. Those in attendance were: G. Mitchell Allen, Dick Beard, William Beckett, James W. Bell, George W. Bevis, F. W. Burkett, James C. Carr, John W. Clegg, J. M. ^Corral, Jack G. Croley, J. Glenn Fisher, James Fitzpatrick, J. M. DECEMBER 1962

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NEWS BY CLASSES-confinued Fitzsimons, Thomas T. Flagler, Jr., J. Frank Goins, Edwin R. Granberry, Walter D. Harper, Lawrence C. Hays, Jr., George H. Hightower, John Whack Hyder, Robert A. Hudson, Lewis F. Hutchins, Donald C. Johnston, Robert D. Johnston, Albert S. Koval, M. T. Lambert, James B. Lindsey, David D. Long, Jr., Robert M. Matthews, Marvin McClatchey, William McNenney, David W. Miller, Charles G. Morgan, Gervis G. Morrison, Stanley P. Meyerson, L. J. O'Callaghan, Joe F. Oliver, J. Guyton Parks, James B. Ramage, J. S. Ramsey, Jr., Richard V. Richard, James C. Ryan, S. B. Rymer, Jr., L. J. Spencer, Jr., Raymond Shepley, Charles R. Simons, Harry MStrauss, Jr., Ashworth N. Stall, Henry W. Swift, Jerry H. Taylor, Jr., Ernest S. Tharpe, Wallace Thompson, A. J. Vaides and J. E. York. Thomas E. Yandre died September 12, 1962. He was vice president of Farm and Home Machinery Company in Orlando, Florida. ' 0 0 We were recently advised of the « * * death of L. B. Yarbrough of East Point, Georgia. ' A 9 The 1942 class held their 20th re'^ union October 26 at the Cherokee Town and Country Club. Advance registration show the following in attendance: Jack W. Adams, O. J. Baggarly, Paul Bailey, Clarence Belcher, Floyd F. Blair, Frank M. Bristol, J. E. Chambers, J. L. Cochran, Jr., Ben Corvette, Jr., Chester Courtney, Zack F. Daniel, Harry G. Evans, James C. Everett, Quentin B. Farmer, Thomas W. Fitzgerald, James W. Griffith, R. H. Hightower, Jr., Thomas Hill, Hugh I. Jenkins, Jr., David W. Johnston, Charles W. Kilpatrick, John M.

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King, Jr., Andrew C. Lamas, Thomas F. Lawrence, Jr., C. Buck LeCraw, John S. Leedy, M. Tom Lewis, W. W. Massengale, Joseph R. Moore, Cassius L. Peacock, Jr., Richard J. Peterson, James E. Randolph, James W. Rigdon, Robert J. Sanders, William W. Scarborough, Edward F. Scott, J. Cooper Shackleford, A. B. Simms, III, William M. Simpson, Jackson S. Smith, Jr., E. A. Thompson, R. M. Thompson, Jr., Richard J. Trammell, H. O. Ward, Ralph W. Whitlock and James E. Wright. Arthur H. Christian, ChE, has been elected treasurer of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He is a corporate safety engineer with American Viscose Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. lAf The 1947 class held their 15th re• • union October 26 at Mammy's Shanty. Advance registration lists the following in attendance: Frederic C. Beil, Jr., James E. Collins, W. Butler Daniel, Wallace E. Dreyfoos, Roy W. Freeman, Joseph T. Gay, Jr., Charles W. Henson, Jr., Lloyd Jones, Robert F. Kadingo, Ed Likens, Robert S. Moore, Leonard J. Murrans, George W. Snider, Noel C. Turner and Robert J. Uhl. Arthur Hollander, IE, has been promoted to assistant executive vice president of the Fitchburg Paper Company, Fifchburg, Massachusetts. He lives at 25 Clover Leaf Road, Leominster, Massachusetts. Rogers W. Malone, ChE, has been appointed to the newly created position of manager of customer service in the manufacturing department of Monsanto Chemical Company's Organic Chemicals Division at St. Louis, Missouri. L ' A Q Walter - Patton< TE, is assistant **J to the vice president in charge of manufacturing at Mt. Vernon Mills, Inc., Baltimore, Md.

'CI George H. Fiske, TE, former pro* * ' duction manager with Celanese Plastics Company, has been named plant manager of the Newark, New Jersey plastics plant. ' C O The 1952 class held their 10th re*»"• union October 26 at the Castleview Downtown Club. Those attending were: John L. Akerman, Jr., Robert W. Allen, Frank Alfano, Robert Altmann, James A. Baldwin, Kenneth Barre, Richard Black, E. Blount Boswell, Roger H. Brown, William H. Bryant, T. Dwight Buckner, Pete Carlson, George C. Clark, Kenneth B. Clary, Ernest C. Clay, Ralph E. Clemans, John B. Conkle, Jr., Charles F. Dewald, Paul Edfeldt, Douglas L. Dowlkes, August S. Giometti, George M. Goodloe, M. Ray Graham, James R. Hewell, Jr., Terrell Hill, Cecil M. Hodges, Jr., Lewis Hohenstein, G. Paul Jones, Jr., John E. Karlson, Jr., Clyde M. Kennedy, HI, John E. LeRowe, Bill Maier, William M. McGrew, Robert T. Meyer, T. W. Miller, Jr., R. James Mitchell, Tom Moore, Frank R. Mundano, Paul M. Nichols, Eugene C. Norris, Paul W. Perfect, Cliff Philpot, Jr., O. L. (Lee)

Prather, Robert B. Sayer, Randy Seckman, Bertran Smith, Frank A. Summers, Robert P. Templeton, Harley Tompkins, Carl N. Umstead, Harold A. Valery, Lawrence Webb, Ralph H. Witt, W. Bryant Woosley, Jr. and Leonard M. Wylie. Louis H. Collins, TE, has joined Celanese Fiber Company's Amcelle Plant in Cumberland, Maryland as area supervisor in textile manufacturing. Dr. Jack Lawler, TE, is a resident in obstetrics of gynecology at Medical College Hospital. His address is 819% Milledge Road, Augusta, Georgia. James B. McGillis, EE, is a structural designer with Eastern Engineering Company. His mailing address is P.O. Box 641, Atlanta 1, Georgia. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shearer, TE, a son, David Michael, October 19. Mr. Shearer is founder and owner of the Shearer Construction Company, Inc., general contractors. They live at 169 Woodside Avenue, White Plains, New York. ' C O James E. Hannigan, AE, is an aero*J*» space engineer in the Flight Operations Division, Manned Spacecraft Center, NASA, Houston, Texas. ' C ^ Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn P. *l* Galin, IM, a daughter, Cynthia Beth, October 21. Mr. Galin is working on his doctorate at Indiana University. They live at Apartment 373 Evermanh Apartments, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. ' C C Richard W. Cook, ME, has been * » v transferred by American Lava from Chattanooga to Laurens, South Carolina where he is serving as a plant engineer. His mailing address is P. O. Box 58, Laurens, South Carolina. James T. Patterson, IE, assumed his duties as Pastor of Crabapple Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia in October. He is attending the Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. Captain George Ragovis is attending the Ordnance Officers career course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey G. Williams, IM, a daughter, Margaret Mary, October 19. Mr. Williams is a sales engineer with American Standard Industrial Division. They live at 2902 Bay Oaks Drive, Dallas 29, Texas. » C C Roy V. Fair, USAF, IM, has been * * 0 promoted to captain at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska where he is a navigator assigned to the 5070th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe G. Holland. IM, announce the adoption of a son, Matthew Bradford, September 28. Mr. Holland is Director of the College Division with Coastal State Life Insurance Company. They live at 6168 Glenridge Drive, N. E., Atlanta 19, Georgia. Graham D. Monroe, Jr., USAF, Cere, has been promoted to captain. He is an instructor pilot with the 3641st Pilot trainTECH ALUMNUS


ing squadron at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas. Franklin T. Perkins, IE, is with Humble Oil in the Economic & Planning Department, Houston, Texas. The 1957 class held their 5th reunion October 27 at the Tiki. Advance registration show the following in attendance: Collin D. Aikman, Ray K. Allen, Wendell H. Arthur, Jr., Robert D. Bacon, Edward T. Barnes, Jr., M. Daniel Bennan, Charles R. Buchan, Britt W. Burth, Frank W. Burrell, Jr., Joseph H. Butler, George E. Cannon, Richard Clayton, Robert J. Coan, Leonard R. Cohen, Frank B. Cole, Ted H. Cook, W. L. Daughters, Jerry E. Dilts, Paul L. Dorn, Jr., T. L. Edwards, G. B. Espy, W. E. Fourqurean, Paul W. Gernatt, Ben L. Harling, Jr., Thomas H. Haskins, Jr., L. A. Hearn, Jr., Joe Helms, James A. Holcomb, Jr., James C. Ivey, Jr., George D. Johnson, Jr., Richard B. Keith, Robert B. Kimmel, Bernard Kroll, Cody Laird, Jr., James E. Leben, Stephen J. Lee, James F. Leware, Charles E. Lovein, Jr., A. F. Loewenstine, Allen M. Lubel, Thomas E. McBrayer, Roy B. McCrorey, Jr., Edward L. McGaughy, Wade T. Mitchell, Clifford L. Moye, Leland C. Murphree, Jr., E. J. Nothnagel, L. Auburn Paulk, Henry R. Portwood, Jr., Gene R. Powell, Robert C. Ranew, James B. Roberts, John A. Rodgers, Jr., William H. Rogers, William W. Seaton, Irby C. Shepard, Jr., Herbert R. Sherrow, Jr., Arthur D. Sills, O. W. Simmons, Jr., W. Lucas Simons, Jr., Roy H. Steiner, Charles J. Taylor, James E. Thompson, Martin A. Torrance, Arthur B. Ward, Fred A. Ware, Jr., Thomas G. Whatley, Sr., Richard K. Whitehead, Jr., E. Walter Wilson, and Jesse C. Yow, Jr.

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NEWS BY CLASSES-confinued Paul J. Moore, Jr., USAF, IE, has been promoted to captain. He is a RC-121 navigator assigned to the 966th Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron at McCoy Air Force Base, Florida. Padermrata Saeng Xuto, Cere, was kliled in a helicopter crash August 25, 1962. He was chief of provincial and rural high way division with the World Bank and had been surveying highways in northeast Thai land and was enroute back to Bangkok when the accident occurred. His widow lives at 195 Suan Plu Satorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand. ' E Q Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Berry, **** a daughter, Shannon Christine, October 22. They live at 9412 Farmington Drive, Richmond 29, Virginia. Lt. Frank S. Chew, USA, IE, is an executive officer of Troop F of the 14th Armored Cavalry's 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron in Germany. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Patrick Endom, a son, Paul, November 11. Mr. Endom graduated from the Tulane School of Law in May. They live at 5518 Willow Street, New Orleans 15, Louisiana. Engaged: Robert Arthur Heckman, Chem, to Miss Linda Kendrick. Mr. Heckman is working on his doctorate in chemistry at Georgia Tech. John R. Martin, NE, is a patent attorney in DuPont's legal department. He is a senior at Temple University School of Law and is president of the Student Bar Association. Mr. and Mrs. Martin live at 6-D Mary Ella Drive, Silver Springs, Wilmington 5, Delaware. Born to: Lt. and Mrs. Robert V. Soderholm, USN, a daughter, Shelley, September 6. Lt. Soderholm is stationed at the Bureau of Weapons in Washington, D. C. ' C O David L. Absher, IM, has heen WU transferred to Houston, Texas as scheduling supervisor at the Metal Products Division of Armco Steel Corporation. He lives at 1131 Chamboard Lane, Houston 18, Texas. Jack K. Bailey, Jr., Arch, has been called to active duty with the 445th Dixie Wing at Dobbins A F B , Georgia. He is an architect with Painter, Weeks, & McCarty in Knoxville, Tennessee. Married: John R. Baugus, EE, to Miss Darlene Pokornowski, December 1. They live in Columbus, Georgia where Mr. Baugus is employed by Southern Bell. Born t o : Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bpmar, IM, a son, Alan Shean, April 1, 1962 at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Their current address is 385 Pineland Road, N . W., Atlanta 5, Georgia. David Alan Crawford completed his MBA at the University of North Carolina in June, 1962. He is with L. B. Foster Company in Atlanta. His address is 2866 Buford Highway, Atlanta 6, Georgia. Married: Lloyd David Gossett to Miss Linda Jean Ware, October 22. Mr. Gossett is serving with the United States Air Force 26

at Cherry Point, North Carolina. Homer C. Jennings, Jr., ChE, has completed 18 months military service and returned to work with Humble Oil and Refining Company's Research and Development Department in Baytown, Texas. Robert P. Keaten, CE, is now project engineer for Winston, Green, Anderson Corporation. His home address is 506 Mavi Avenue, Santa Ana, California. Lt. Thomas T. McDugald, USA, EE, has completed the Signal Officers Orientation Course at Fort Gordon and is now assigned to the Post Engineer Section at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Born t o : Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Menscer, IM, a daughter, Mary Ann, October 21. They live at 184 Poplar Creek, S. W., Lawrenceville, Georgia. Oscar Persons, IE, is now in the College Training Program with Southern Bell in Atlanta. He lives at 333 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Apartment D-2, Atlanta 5, Georgia. Lt. Edwin Q. Rainey, USAF, CerE, has graduated from the U. S. Air Force pilot instructor course at Randolph A F B , Texas and is now assigned to Moody A F B , Georgia. 'CI Robert Bellen, CerE, has been made " ' coordinating representative for the Testing Division of Hercules Powder Corporation at Cape Canaveral. Lt. Edward L. Chambless, IM, and Mrs. Chambless (Math ' 6 2 ) , announce the birth of their son, Edward Lawrence, Jr., October 16. Lt. Chambless is serving with the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, North Carolina. Their address is 211 Chestnut Street, Havelock, North Carolina. Lt. Burton M. Courtney, USAF, CE, is assigned to the 3575th Pilot Training Wing at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. He and his wife live at 402 North 16th Street, Enid, Oklahoma. Married: Arthur Reeves Cox, ChE, to Miss Patricia Rhodes, December 14. Mr. Cox is with Armco Steel Corporation, Ashland, Kentucky. Engaged: Charles Gillam Foskey, IM, to Miss Synthia Snider. The wedding will take place February 2. Mr. Foskey is with the Electronic Data Processing Division of RCA. Lt. James H. Little III, USA, Arch, has been assigned to the Army Chemical Center, Maryland. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. G. Boake Moore, CE, a son, George Boake, Jr., October 6. Mr. Moore is with Lockheed. They live at 1697 LaVista Road, N . E., Atlanta 6, Georgia. Lt. Ralph L. Raab, USMC, IM, has completed the U. S. Navy advanced jet training syllabus at Chase Field, Texas and is now attached to Marine Fighter Squadron 115, Cherry Point, North Carolina. Married: Samuel V. Shelton, ME, to Miss Sharon Hudson, December 16. Mr. Shelton is working on his doctorate in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech under a National Defense Fellowship and is a part-time instructor in the School of Mechanical Engineering.

Lt. William E. Sullivan, USA, IE, is serving at Fort Lewis, Washington. ' C O Dr. William S. Barnes, Phys, has " ^ joined the staff of the General Science and Administration Department of the University of California Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Livermore, California. Engaged: Leonard Broughton Abbey to Miss Eugenia W. High. Engaged: Lt. George Edward Baker, Jr., USAF, ME, to Miss Claudia S.- Barbon. The wedding will take place December 26. Lt. Baker is stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Lt. Donald M. Bohler, USAF, ME, is project engineer in the Aeromechanics Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. His address is Aeronautical Systems Division, Area B, Box 7586, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. Engaged: John H. Davis, EE, to Miss Bev Johnston. The wedding will take place in December. Mr. Davis is attending MIT under the sponsorship of Bell Telephone Laboratories of Murry Hill, New Jersey. After completing his masters program he will work with the Lab's high speed group. Ens. Donald G. Gentry, USN, IE, is now in pre-flight training at Pensacola, Florida. His address is 4200 West Jackson Street, Pensacola, Florida. Robert G. Moore, TE, has completed six months of active duty with the Marine Corps and is now in the Industrial Engineering Department of Abbeville Mills. His mailing address is Box 562, Abbeville, South Carolina. Lt. William L. Overstreet, Jr., U S A F , Arch, has been assigned to Malmstrom AFB, Montana following graduation from the U. S. Air Force technical training course for field supply officers at Amarillo AFB, Texas. Frank H. Posey, Jr., CE, is a civil engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, Colorado. Lt. Melton E. Rozier, USAF, IM, graduated from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas and is now assigned to Hancock Field, Syracuse 25, New York. Lt. Phillip L. Smallwood, USA, Arch, has been assigned to the Army Chemical Center, Maryland. Pvt. Wayne W. Templeton, USA, I M , has been assigned to the Army War College at Caslisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Lt. Fred L. Williams, 111, USA, is a direct support section leader of a forward support company of the 724th Ordnance Battalion in Augsburg, Germany. His address is Third DSS, A Company, 724th Ordnance Battalion, APO 112, New York, New York. Âť C 0 Mack H. Baker, TE, is a quality " * Âť control engineer with the William Carter Company, Barnesville, Georgia. Barry Lee Matthews, IM, is a production supervisor with the National Aniline Division of Allied Chemical Company at the Chesterfield, Virginia plant. He lives at 306 Brookedge Drive, Colonial Heights. 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 patient'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 to t h e end of the t u b e . Suddenly t h e trembling stops. T h e unearthly cold kills t h e diseased cells . . . a n d a once desperate h u m a n being has been given a new chance in life. â&#x20AC;˘ Medical reports h a v e indicated t h a t not only Parkinson's disease b u t also other disorders causing tremor or rigidity have 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 they 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. â&#x20AC;˘ T h r o u g h its division, Linde Company, Union Carbide was called upon by medical scientists for help in designing and making equipment to deliver and control t h e critical cold required in this new surgery. This 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 to a better tomorrow. UNION A H A N D I N T H I N G S TO C O M E CARBIDE For information describing the work in cryosurgery done 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.


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