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South Georgia last month proved fatal to Charles Thwaite, '33, one of Tech's most enthusiastic and effective alumni leaders. Thwaite, chairman of the board of the Trust Company of Georgia, was a member of the Foundation board, a past trustee of the Association and a former co-chairman of the Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund. Overburdened by civic activities as he was, it remains a mystery to us why the man worked as hard for Tech as he did. You see, Charles Thwaite never received his degree from the school although he came as close as you can without claiming a B.S. A thesis requirement in his major — Ceramic Engineering — is all that he lacked. But for some reason or another, he never got around to the thesis. And, of course, Tech never granted him the degree. In recent years, Charles Thwaite talked to his friends about this. With all of his success, he still missed having that degree. He wasn't bitter about it, just wistful. And every time we see a letter from an alumnus stating that he couldn't possibly help Tech until he got better football tickets or until the administration stopped allowing people like Earl Warren to speak on the campus, we stop and think about Charles Thwaite. And, to us, this is as good a mark as any man can make.


A ANOTHER TECH MAN of great integrity



died recently and he will be missed also. His name was B. E. Thrasher, Jr. and he was the state auditor for Georgia. In his lifetime, Mr. Thrasher (no one who dealed with this man ever called him anything but Mr.) clashed with politicians, school administrators, newspapers, and just about anybody connected with the day-to-day workings of the State government. He was a watchdog and his byword was honesty. And any deal that had the slightest tattletale gray look was his meat. He was a man who should have had more enemies than anyone but didn't because his own operation was above reproach. And this, too, makes an epitaph worth striving for.

A AT THE January 14 faculty meeting (the same one that witnessed the resolution of the SEC question), President Harrison announced that he had recommended a non-resident tuition increase of $100 a quarter to the Board of Regents. The new tuition and fees totaling $333 a quarter for all students who are not legal residents of Georgia were approved by the Regents on January 15 and will become effective with the fall quarter of 1964. "I regret the increase, but the cost of education has risen so rapidly that Georgia tax funds have been spent to make up the difference between tuition paid and actual expenses," the president told the faculty. "I feel it to be an injustice to Georgia taxpayers to support the abnormally high number of out-of-state students as they now do." In justifying the increase, Dr. Harrison noted that yearly expenditures per fulltime student have risen from $712 in 1956-57, to $1,223 for the 1962-63 school year, while non-resident tuition and fees are currently only $630 exclusive of student activities and medical fees which were not included in the calculations for yearly expenditures. "With the increased tuition, non-residents will 'essentially' pay the cost of their education," explained President Harrison. "Tech's out-of-state tuition and fees now become the highest among all the state universities with the exception of Penn State, although several others are around $900 a year. But the private institutions with which we compete for students (MIT, Cornell, Rensselaer, Cal Tech, Lehigh, etc.) all have tuition and fees of at least $1,600 a year." Part of this increase in receipts will come back to Tech to be used for essential capital expenditures by the departments including the library. A FRED w.





public relations and former associate dean of students and placement genius, abhors the airplane as a means of travel. In this respect, he is a member of a rather small but distinguished group of campus people who are known to the outsiders as the "Casey Jones Club." They will go to any length to avoid flying. On football trips, they leave a day early and arrive a half-day late just so TECH ALUMNUS

they can ride in back of their beloved iron monsters. And they all spend a great deal of their time trying to sell others on the beauty of rail travel. Ajax, though, has to be the worst of the lot. H e launches into prose reminiscent of Thomas Wolfe everytime someone mentions going on a trip. "Take the train," he will plead, as his eyes get the look reserved by others for speaking of beautiful blondes or good whiskey. He almost had us convinced to take the overnight sleeper to New Orleans recently and then it happened. On a trip to St. Louis for a couple of important speaking engagements, Ajax was snoozing away in his berth when he was rudely thrown upon the floor as the train stopped suddenly due to an automobile stalled on the tracks. The automobile was demolished, the train was late. Coming back to Atlanta, Ajax suffered the identical indignity twice as the engineer braked to avoid striking a large tractor-trailer truck also straddling the tracks and then again when the train struck the truck knocking over a pair of engines in the process. Ajax, his faith in railroads unshaken, sleepily climbed back into his berth between the sudden stops. The delay this time was much longer. In fact, the passengers closed out the trip on a shuttle bus from just south of Chattanooga. But a jet crash in New Orleans the day before we were to leave did a better selling job than Ajax with all his flowery language. We took the train — coward, we guess. * * # A ROGER KAISER, Tech's

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Number 6

CONTENTS RAMBLIN'—the editor treats a variety of subjects ranging from the loss of two good men to the Georgia Tech Chapter of the Casey Jones Club. NEW NAME FOR A BUILDING—the Van Leer Elec-

trical Engineering Building is officially dedicated to Tech's fifth president. 10. COLLEGES GET THE STRANGEST LETTERS Tech's "nutty letter" file is laid open for the first time. 14. MEDICAL RESEARCH—a project concerned with preventing thrombosis brings together Tech and Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital. 15. HYDER MISSES THE BRASS RING—for the third time in five years, Tech's basketball team finishes just behind the leader in the SEC. 16. THE GEORGIA TECH JOURNAL—all the news about the Institute, the clubs, and the alumni.

Officers of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association W. S. Terrell, '30, Pres. M. F. Cole, '41, VP D. A. McKeever, '32, VP W. H. Ector, '40, Treas. W. Roane Beard, '40, Executive Secretary Staff

Bob Wallace, Jr., '49, Editor Mary Jane Reynolds, Editorial Assistant Tom Hall, '59, Advertising Mary Peeks, Class Notes




Every university has what is quietly referred to as a "nutty letter" file. At Georgia Tech, the file is spread throughout the campus and some of the places that this type of correspondence most often ends up are reflected in the series of envelopes spread across the cover of this issue. For more about these letters and some samples of them see page 10.

Published eight times a year—February, March, May, July, September, October, November and December*—by the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, Georgia Institute of Technology; 225 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. Subscription price (35c per copy) included in the membership dues. Second class postage paid at Atlanta, Georgia.


A T TIMES, progress on a university campus can be agonizingly slow. Take the case of the Hinman Research Building. This structure, which houses the main offices and many of the laboratories of Tech's Engineering Experiment Station, was named the Hinman Memorial Building in 1951 to honor the late Dr. Thomas P. Hinman, an internationally known dentist, whose estate contributed most of the funds

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for the new wing completed that year. But, for some reason, the building continued to carry the sign—RESEARCH —until last month. Then after clearing a slight change of title with the Hinman heirs, a new sign finally went up on the building. And, from now on, the building will carry the official name — HINMAN RESEARCH BUILDING — in honor of a great man who had much faith in Georgia Tech.


Photograph by Bill Diehl, Jr.


A new building gets a new name


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J . N a brief but impressive ceremony on February 18, the structure pictured on this page officially became the Blake Ragsdale Van Leer Electrical Engineering Building. With President Harrison acting as master of ceremonies, Tech's fifth president who died in office on January 23, 1956, was saluted by an old friend and colleague, Dr. Morrough P. O'Brien, dean emeritus of the University of California. O'Brien, who succeeded Van Leer as Hydraulics Professor at California and who once traveled Europe with him, called the late Tech president, "a warm, poignant man, a scholar and a leader and perhaps the best traveling companion I ever had." Dr. Jesse Mason, Tech's dean of engineering, followed with a brief summary of Van Leer's influence on Tech, her faculty, and her students, in which he said: "When Blake R. Van Leer came to Georgia Tech 20 years ago, he found a good but poverty-stricken engineering school. It had outgrown its campus, its administrative organization, its buildings, its equipment, its faculty, and, in fact, everything except its financial resources. It could not outgrow these since they had never existed. He found himself in possession of an imposing list of assets and an even more imposing list of liabilities. "Among the assets were an excellent national reputation; a faculty with a tradition of hard work and high standards; and the City of Atlanta. Not the least of these assets was a small dedicated internal administration which, for a period of many years, had succeeded in getting a dollar's worth of education out of about 13 cents. The principal liabilities, all arising from the extreme poverty of the institution, were a lack of land; a lack of buildings; a lack of equipment; a

E. E. director, B. J. Dasher presents the tracing of the plaque to Mrs. Van Leer, and (above) Dean O'Brien speaks of the days when he and the late president traveled.

New Building, New Nameâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;continued lack of faculty; and an almost complete absence of research. With the abundant energy, which was so characteristic of the man, President Van Leer attacked all these problems simultaneously. In some cases there were immediate results. In other cases we are today making spectacular strides in areas in which at that time we made painfully slow starts. "As a member of the faculty when he came here, I was particularly impressed by his efforts with regard to the faculty. He fought hard, and with considerable success, to augment the pitifully low salaries which were in effect. He worked diligently to improve the level of preparation of the Georgia Tech faculty. And over a period of years the doctor's degree, which was almost unknown in the Engineering College, has become rather commonplace. Above all he labored to give the faculty status. As an overgrown small engineering college the institution had virtually no formal organization. Under his leadership a formal organization and a set of statutes were adopted in which the rights and prerogatives of the faculty were clearly defined. President Van Leer believed that the faculty had certain prerogatives, and he respected their wishes in these matters. However, he felt equally strongly that the president had certain prerogatives, and he resisted vigorously any attempt to encroach upon these. "He gready expanded the scope of the offerings of the institution. Under his leadership (and, later, following his example) new undergraduate degree programs in engineering were instituted and the non-engineering undergraduate degrees which, when he came here were only chemistry and industrial management, by now have become six. He worked hard for expansion of graduate work. A graduate enrollment of six students when he came here had expanded to almost 400 at his death. Today, the number is almost twice that and growing rapidly. The doctor's degree

was first authorized four years after he came here and by now is available in eight engineering and three non-engineering departments with more in prospect in the near future. In addition to supporting an expansion into new disciplines and a great expansion at the graduate level, he realized the engineer needed support at the sub-professional level and was instrumental in founding Southern Tech which has grown today to be one of the outstanding technical institutes in the country. "Finally, the research effort, which was practically nonexistent on his arrival has grown until this year the dollar volume of research on the campus will be between five and six million dollars. While dollar volume is not necessarily the best criterion of research effort, it is one of the easiest to establish, and it certainly shows spectacular gains. "Due to his vision and tireless efforts, the good povertystricken undergraduate engineering college which he found was, by the time of his death, well on the way toward becoming an outstanding technological university. These were accomplishments of which any one man could be justifiably proud but even these did not constitute his most spectacular achievement. The one thing for which he will probably be best known in the years to come will be his vision in expanding the land area and buildings of the institution. Almost immediately upon his arrival he realized that the extremely crowded nature of the campus would preclude growth of the institution to its destined place, and he immediately launched a vigorous program of land acquisition. During the early years of his administration he put all the money he could find into the program of enlarging the campus and improving the facilities. This was not always popular with a faculty carrying heavy loads at inadequate salaries. However, we recognize today that without his vision in this matter it would not be possible for the institution to have progressed and, in particular, it would not be possible for us to be occupying such magTECH ALUMNUS

Dean Jesse Mason (left) gives an excellent talk on the impression Van Leer left on the campus, and Mrs. Van Leer closed the dedication with some moving personal reminiscing.

nificent facilities as the building which we are dedicating to his memory. "In conclusion, I would like to speak briefly of his many sterling personal qualities. He was a very human individual with his faults as well as his good points, but the good points far outweighed the others. They were too numerous to be adequately covered in a short space of time and I will content myself with concluding by reading a paragraph from the resolutions adopted by the faculty shortly after his death. " 'As a man President Van Leer exemplified a high devotion to duty. To the school he gave his full energies, driving himself despite danger to his health, fulfilling with determination and zeal and heavy duties of his office. It may rightly be said of him that he used his abilities and his strength for a purpose that will continue and will make his memory an inspiration to all who knew him and a rich legacy to the institution he served so well.' " Dr. B. J. Dasher, director of the School of Electrical Engineering, presented a brief background of the building, calling it, "the finest one of its kind in the world." Dasher also presented the president's widow with a tracing of the plaque by sculptor Julian Harris, professor of Architecture, which will be placed in the building's lobby. In a moving response, Mrs. Van Leer said: "I can't thank you enough for these wonderful tributes to Colonel Van Leer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the presentation of the plaque rendering by our old friend Julian Harris, the naming of this magnificent building, and for all your kind remarks. All of this, he would have enjoyed, even as I and our children appreciate these beautiful ceremonies and the honor done him and therefore us. "Thank you, each and all, as he often said, 'No one person deserves all of the credit. There are many other people involved in any project'. MARCH 1964

"I can't help but think at this moment of the days after World War I when the young captain returned from France, a hero, and we were just newlyweds discussing the future as we stood at the large picture window of our first home in the Berkeley hills overlooking the University of California campus. We spoke of our aims and aspirations although it would have seemed that we had the world at our feet. He was teaching under Joe LeConte, a former Georgian, who was the reason why he came to the University. He was a newly elected member of the city council. Being the wife of an assistant professor was the most important thing in the world to me. Yet, he said that he would like to return to the South from whence he came, to help in the building of that area, that he felt that it was a debt he owed. To do this, he would have to become an executive of a great southern university. The only name that came to our minds that day was Georgia Tech. And this was long before Roy Riegels ran backwards. Each move we made, we built a home, intending to live there the rest of our lives. Little did we realize then that our dream would come true after another World War. "He must be pleased that his aims and hopes for Tech are developing even bigger and better than he had ever hoped for. And that under Dr. Harrison, the faculty is continuing to uphold the fine traditions he and his predecessors helped establish. "It has been a beautiful life." In addition to Mrs. Van Leer, members of the family attending the ceremony were Cmdr. Blake Wayne Van Leer, CEC, USN, the Rev. and Mrs. Jordan B. (Dr. Marylyn Van Leer) Peck and two sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Van Leer. The Rev. Peck, assistant rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, N. C , gave the invocation. The Rev. Harwood Bartlett, Episcopal Student Chaplain, All Saints Church, a student leader near the end of Van Leer's tenure, gave the benediction.

Tech gets l e t t e r s One of the great sources of humor among the members of a university family is the seemingly endless stream of off-beat letters that arrive with each day's mail. Here, for your pleasure, are some of the "classics" that have hit the campus during the past year.

Mr. Thomas H. Hall, III Associate Secretary Georgia Tech National Alumni Association 225 North Avenue, N.W. Atlanta 13, Georgia Dear Mr. Hall: Your letter of March 1, 1963, asks whether Georgia Tech alumnus John Jones, reported by us to be on the rolls of this Company, is really alive or whether, as reflected in your records, he is deceased. Now, this isn't an easy question. You see, Mr. Jones is a designer. This gentleman may just be asleep. Having a wide acquaintance among engineers and designers, some of whom are graduates of Georgia Tech, I have long suspected that the first thing learned by the young engineering student is to sleep with his eyes open. Then, who among us can tell if he is pondering complex engineering problems, asleep or, as you have suggested, deceased. Your letter, we admit, aroused some degree of curiosity about this man and we assigned two non-engineers to watch him. There has been no sign of life yet but if he makes a move between now and the end of your school year, we will let you know. Meanwhile we<can only tell you that John J. Jones, an electrical engineering graduate of Georgia Tech in 1938, has been carried on the rolls of this Company continuously since November 10, 1952, and is listed in the Oldtown News telephone directory as residing at 531 Feldon Drive in this city. Very truly yours, s/J. Barron Anthony Assistant Personnel Manager 10

Dear Sir: 1m writen youall to bag from you to send me adults Book on squirrels and there information on there habits. Youall see I got 1 male and one female. I dont understand them, she is mean and dont like the male, then he gets so mad and jumps on me try to bite, oh I get so afraid and run. Youall see I brought my Pet Billy from georgia 4 inch long no hire on him he is 3 yrs old now he dont run around. 1 raised him and her. Jest 4 weeks old I shor love them, they got 2 big cages 6 ft long 5 ft High. They understand what I talk to them, they eat all kind of Veg and nuts. I shore miss my georgia home now in old Fla. ah cant get no Hickory nuts fo them. Please help me with adult book on them so I know all about them and how to do, so I know there habits and I wont get bite, and go about them. You see sir they dont know what it is to run out side and no one cant touch them but me. I clean there cages eveyday PS help me now send Book on them and there Babies too. Ill pay for book now hear. Thanks. s/Mrs. P. T. Barnum 2081 Pineapple Ave. Indiantown, Florida

Dr. T. J. Jones, Dean School of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia Athens, Georgia Dear Dr. Jones: Enclosed you will find a request for information which appears to fall outside our field of inquiry and clearly inside your field. We would appreciate any service which you could give to this request. On second thought, it may be that the request lies outside your field as well, in which case you may wish to forward it to the Department of Psychiatry of the Medical College of Georgia. Yours very sincerely, s/W. M. Eastman Associate Director of Admissions TECH ALUMNUS

Mrs. P. T. Barnum 2081 Pineapple Avenue Indiantown, Florida Dear Mrs. Barnum: Your letter addressed to the Georgia Institute of Technology was referred to me for reply. 1 am very sorry we do not have any information regarding squirrels at this institution. Yours very truly, s/Thomas J. Jones Dean

Mr. George C. Griffin Dean of Students Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta 1 3, Georgia Dear Sir: Reference is made to your letter of June 20, 1961 to Mr. Carmichael placing my son Charles Z. Wilson on disciplinary probation and to notice from Dean J. W. Mason placing him on probation scholastically. To this 1 might add that if he goes back in September he will also be on probation financially. Charles is presently working as a laborer in a warehouse. He will probably earn enough this summer to see him through one quarter. I have no intention of contributing further towards his education until I see some evidence of his desire to get an education. Please advise in detail what restrictions Charles will face in September as a result of his immaturity and stupidity. Charles was encouraged to go off to school because we felt that this would help him grow up. We are now wondering if this was a mistake on our part. Before allowing Charles to waste any of his own money we would appreciate a frank opinion from you as to what his chances are in Chemical Engineering College assuming that he will straighten out. He is determined to go back in September and we feel that he is capable of making a much better record than he has made to date providing he decides to start studying. We sincerely hope that Charles' determination to go back in September on his own is evidence of a desire on his part to buckle down and get an education. Very truly yours, s/Sanford F. Wilson MARCH 1964

Dr. Walter S. Buckingham, Jr. Director School of Industrial Management Georgia Tech Adanta, Georgia Dear Dr. Buckingham: It was with great pleasure that I discovered the publication of your book on automation as one of the Mentor Classics paperback series. I am happy to see your book receive such widespread circulation and the compliment of being included in tho-Mentor series. It was somewhat surprising of course, as it was my belief that for a book to be included in this series, the author must have been dead for at least 25 years and the subject no longer relevant to the current scene. As one who took your automation course several quarters in a row, 1 well remember your observations that the author of such a book receives a return comparable to that of a sharecropper. I hope that this new turn of events will cause an exception to your axiom. Being of the modern age and unlike primitive man, who believed in touching a man of eminence and note in hope of infusing some of his magical powers, 1 will content myself with shaking your hand the next time I am in Atlanta. You will be happy to know that I am vigorously recommending your book to my many illiterate friends in the government. Being most effected by automation, they naturally have the least interest in or ability to understand the subject. However, the book will give an impressive appearance on their bookshelves. Personally, I prefer books with red covers as they better suit the decor of my living room. Have you considered asking your publishers to offer your book in a variety of colors? Anyway, like all of your students, past and present, I am proud of your success and wish to congratulate you on the recent success of your book. Sincerely, s/George P. Burdell

Dear Sirs: I would like some information about the college 20 copys plase yours turly s/Danny Hayworth P.S. I would have wrote more but I have lots of letters to writer thank you 11

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Director of Admissions Georgia Inst, of Technology Atlanta 13, Georgia U.S.A. Dear Sir: I received your letter of May 4, for which I thank you. My father can supply only $1,000 per year, whereas as you state in your bulletin, the total expenses for the year are $1,600. Since you don't give scholarships to international students during their first year, my only chance to come to Georgia Tech is if you would give me a loan of $600. My father says that he is willing to offer our house as a security. I intend to apply for a scholarship next year but failing in that would again hope to borrow the money. If I borrow for the full four years it would take my father 2% years after I graduate to repay the loan. It is my hope to shorten this period by my own efforts before and after graduation. Again I stress the point that I want to study at Georgia Tech, because I have heard and read that your school is among the best. I shall appreciate your telling me if my present request is possible. Sincerely yours, s/Basil Trombetta

Director of Admissions Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta 13, Georgia Dear Sir: I have read the Georgia Institute of Technology Bulletin, and have several questions to ask, of the College in general. You see I intend to make the Arm Services my career, the Navy has been chosen, but, in order to do this I must attend a college for two years. 12

of which the Navy must approve. This is necessary only because I would like to attend OCS, which is the Officers Canidate School. Seeing that I must attend college in order to achieve this career, I would like to take a College Prep course in Math, Science, and English, while attending. I would like to know if it is so possible to do this at Georgia seeing that it is for only two years. If so could you please notify me at once with all the adeguit information. Thank you for your cooperation and valuable time, it is well appricated. Thank you again. Sincerely yours, s/Anthony Snellings

Georgia Tech College Atlanta, Georgia Gentlemen, I am very interested in electronics and I hope in a few years when I'm out of high school i hope to come to your college. Would you please send me some reliable information on electrical engineering and if you have any plans on how to build some transister things and some vacum tubes things pleas send lots of that because this I am very interested. People told me write to you and get some information be cause I am just 10 and I am already testing telvision tubes and then sell the tube if they have shorts or they are bad. May I hear from you soon? Your's truly s/Eddie Phillips

Dear Sirs: I am planning on going to your institued of heigher learning and I would like to learn more about it. What you can take, requirements, domitores, and etc. What if you take 2 year. Jr-College does it still take 4 years for B.A.? Also send me a copy of the Alma Mater and Rambling Wrecks from Georgia Tech. Yours, truely, s/Jeff Dixon TECH ALUMNUS

Director of Admissions Sir: I would like a catalog on your architectural division. I may transfer from RISD. Do you accept credit from RISD? Also 1 would appreciate information on housing. I would prefer a single apartment within walking distance of school. I can afford $30 a month. Also I plan to take a dog with me so parks must be nearby. Inform me whether neighborhood white, colored, or mixed. Also let me know if Georgia climate is good for arthritis (my dog has it). I have completed a Freshman Foundation course, that is drawing, design, Art His, English and Psychology. Also at year's end I will have credits in Arch design, Presentation, Materials and Methods, Engineering Math, and Physics. Sincerely, s/Phillip Ashley

Dear Sir . . . Would you please send me any information you have on entrance qualifications, courses, costs and any other information available which would cover entrance into GA-Tech. I am a resident of Atlanta and will be residing there while attending if accepted. I would welcome any comments in view of this. Please excuse the handwriting. At present I'm sitting on a large laundry bag in the after compartment of a destroyer type in the Red Sea heading at flank speed from Jordon to Oden. Yemon. and getting pitched about 30 feet in the air and down again with an occasional side trip of about 15 feet about 20 times to the normal minute, however the normal minute is much longer here. Even tho I only have 222 days or 3108 hours or 1 86,480 minutes left in the Navy I suppose I can affectively control myself. Thank you very much for your assistance. s/Jamie T. Smith P.S.—186.479 minutes. MARCH 1964


Mr. Robert B. Wallace, Jr. Publications Director Georgia Institute of Technology 225 North Avenue, N.W. Adanta, Georgia 30332 Dear Sir, I regret that I have found cause to say that I have discovered several paragraphs that are in error in your recent book Dress Her in White and Gold. Page 111, paragraph I to be specific, plus succeeding paragraphs. Therein you have described some of my exploits as a student at this fine institution. I have been short on funds recently and have not been able to enroll in school. Between part-time jobs 1 have indeed remained on campus for short periods of time. I am as much a TECH MAN as ever. More so, perhaps, than some of this fine institution's recent enrollees who find "Ratcaps" and "Rat-rules" distasteful. You ought to be able to see that school spirit has fallen off in the past few years, I know that I have, for school spirit is my blood. Without that spirit I will surely die. Maybe you should have written my epitaph, instead of stating that I ". . . was retired from the Tech scene." Be ye not too sure that I have passed on to passive retirement or to my eternal reward. Old George P. lives on to strive for greater attainments than ever before. At any rate I hope that I prove myself worthy before George P., Jr. gets into this hallowed institute of Technology. Sincerely yours, s/George P. Burdell, I.M. '65 cc: Dean George C. Gruff P.S. I am greatly curious to see if anyone else has remembered me in '63. My campus box is oops—32036. I also may be in school again next quarter. 13

Tech's Dr. Don right) confers with Milton Bryant, Dr. Spencer Brewer at

Harmer (second from (1 to r) Piedmont's Dr. Walter Bloom, and Dr. the hospital laboratory.

Today's research proj< s make strange bedfellc * s

Photograph by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine


a derivative of common table sugar which has demonstrated an ability to prevent clotting of blood at points where vessels have been damaged, may help science come up with an even more effective agent for eliminating this dangerous condition in the human circulatory system. Widely used as a blood substitute for 15 years, dextran has also been employed by the U. S. Army and the National Research Council in metabolism studies since 1952. Dextran is not an anti-coagulant. It is a large, relatively simple molecule and is produced by the action of a particular bacteria on table sugar. It is only in recent years that its capacity to change the condition of blood and prevent thrombosis (blood clotting) has been observed. This changed blood condition is known as altered hemostasis. Why dextran has this effect and how this change takes place are still not understood. Mysterious though its workings are, many persons who have had surgery owe their lives to the material. A team of doctors, scientists and technicians at Piedmont Hospital's Ferst Research Center and at Georgia Tech have begun a three-year study of dextran and the chemical coating of the inside walls of blood vessels and the various blood constituents as a preventive of thrombosis. The team is seeking to determine the mechanisms, the hows and whys, by which dextran and other large molecules change blood conditions in vessels which have been damaged during surgery. With this information, it is believed that science can produce a molecule that will perform even better than dextran. The studies are being made under a $92,793 grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City. Heading the research efforts are Dr. Walter L. Bloom, director of Medical Education and Research at Piedmont Hospital, and Dr. Don S. Harmer, research associate pro14


A NEW APPROACH TO VITAL RESEARCH fessor of physics at Georgia Tech. Other Piedmont personnel taking part are Dr. Spencer S. Brewer, hemotologist, and Dr. Milton Bryant, vascular surgeon. Dr. Harmer is being aided by a number of research assistants and technicians on the Tech campus. In the studies, dextran which has been labeled or tagged with radioactive carbon 14 for tracing purposes, is being used to investigate the theory that large molecules may produce molecular coating on the inner surfaces of blood vessels and on the circulating elements of the blood such as red and white corpuscles. The radioactive dextran will be injected into test animals with both normal and damaged blood vessels. Blood and sections of vessels will later be removed and the radioactivity, indicating the location of the dextran, will be measured. The measuring device, known as a carbon 14 counter, is now being assembled at Tech by Dr. Harmer and his co-workers. Other investigations of the blood and vessel tissue will be made with one of Tech's electron microscopes, a device which can study surfaces under high magnification. Dextran of various molecular sizes will be used to determine whether surface binding is altered. Special problems which arise in the determination of surface coating material may be met by tagging the dextran with a radioactive substance other than carbon 14. These substances may be prepared in the Georgia Tech Research Reactor, due to become operational soon. It is expected that proof of the theory that large molecules can bring about coating of intravascular surfaces would provide a multitude of new methods of treating blood disorders and serve as an important laboratory tool in studying the general physiology of blood circulation. This detailed study of the mechanism of preventing thrombosis may also provide a new method for dealing with diseases of the heart. TECH ALUMNUS

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Bill Eidson, most underrated player on the 1964 squad, fires the ball in the spread offense during the final minutes of the Vandy game.



and his 1964 basketball team just missed the brass ring on their final ride on the SEC merry-goround. It marked the third time in the past five years that Hyder has experienced the same sensation—a second-place finish. But this year the Jackets went considerably farther than they should have, and it must go down as the best coaching job that Hyder and Byron Gilbreath have done since they arrived on the Tech scene. Tech finished the season with a 17-won, 9-lost record against all competition and 9-5 in the conference. The Jackets and Tennessee tied for second behind Kentucky (11-3) in a race that was decided on the last day of the season. The road was Tech's downfall this year. At home, the Jackets were 14-0, while on the foreign courts they posted a 3-9 record. Tech stayed at the top of the heap until Georgia—inspired by the new coliseum in Athens—knocked them off by a score of 81-68. Tech then lost to Florida, 92-73, in Gainesville and to Vandy, 103-89, in Nashville to end the season. It may have been the first time in history that a special State grant (the State paid for Georgia's new court while Tech alumni, friends and its Athletic Association paid for the Alexander Memorial Coliseum) knocked a team out of a conference crown. In the other scores in the second half of the season, Tech beat Alabama (93-81) and Auburn (62-57) on the road and LSU (51-49), Tulane (92-68), Vandy (75-71), FSU (77-73), and Tennessee (47-45) at home.


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Tf)e- Institute New pavement failure research program

ROAD BUILDERS the world over could benefit from a massive research project now under way at Georgia Tech, and these benefits could subsequently be passed along to motorists and taxpayers. All factors in pavement failure, ranging from strain and climatic conditions to the effects of ground water, are being considered. Information being analyzed comes from several actual road tests conducted in various regions of the United States by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) at a cost of $27 million. The current project is an extension of the A A S H O road test performance concepts and is being sponsored by the Highway Research Board. A number of schools in the North and West are tackling other problems involved in road construction for the Highway Research Board, but Georgia Tech is the only school in the South to be given a portion of the overall project in which nearly $2 million is being invested. Tech's segment of the study is being directed by Dr. Aleksandar B. Vesic, associate professor of civil engineering. It is expected that a number of research assistants and graduate students will help him during the two-year contract period. Vesic explained that much useful information resulted from the AASHO road tests from both design and construction standpoints. m "However," he said, "the problem now is to translate these findings and apply them to all possible other situations all around the world." He said the road test must be interpreted rationally in order to arrive at a theoretical explanation of all the findings. The theory of pavement behavior can then be improved to the extent that a fully rational design becomes possible and highway engineers from Atlanta to Zanzibar can be told how a given base and pavement will hold up under a given set of circumstances.


Vesic added that the reason for pavement failure lies in part in insufficient understanding of fundamental factors that cause the failures. The AASHO road tests were undertaken to gain a more complete understanding of some of these problems. These were fullscale experiments in which specially-constructed highways, instrumented with various devices to measure stresses and deflections, were employed. The test strips were subjected to moving traffic of known weights and numbers. Pavement behavior was then observed under normal and severe conditions until failure was produced. Tests of this type have recently been conducted in Maryland, Idaho and Illinois, supplying the data which is being analyzed at Georgia Tech. Tech was awarded the project on the basis of its past investigations of pavement problems and its contributions to knowledge in pavement stresses and deflections. Vesic explained that pavements are now being tailored to fit local conditions to the extent that base material and pavement thicknesses may vary from 12 to 80 inches and that a motorist may drive over many different combinations of bases and thicknesses in a very short stretch. He said that pavement and base are subject to fatigue in somewhat the same manner as metals. "A highway section can support a million passes of a vehicle of a certain weight and then crack as the millionth and one pass is made." The translation of pavement performance in this project is also being applied to airport runways. New building to house two schools SIGNIFICANT





expansion of research programs are anticipated with the completion of a SB-million structure now rising on the Georgia Tech campus to house the schools of Ceramic and Chemical Engineering. Latest addition to Tech's ever-expanding educational and research capabilities, the new edifice will provide 147,000 square feet of space. This space will be contained on four floors, basement, sub-basement, and

two penthouses for ventilation and air conditioning. It is expected to be ready for occupancy next fall. In addition to standard equipment for the two schools, the building will provide a number of laboratories that are unique in the Southeast. For Ceramic Engineering, these include X-ray and fluorescent, mass spectrometer, and high temperature kiln laboratories. In Chemical Engineering, unique facilities will be thermodynamics, cryogenic, cryochemistry, high temperature materials, fine particle technology and radioactive tracer laboratories. Dr. Homer V. Grubb. director, School of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Lane Mitchell, director, Ceramic Engineering, stated that their respective areas of training and research have a great deal in common. Since courses for instruction are quite similar, at least through the sophomore level, and both are interested in the processing of material, they can make use of many of the same facilities. Explaining Ceramic tngineering and its alliance with Chemical Engineering, Dr. Mitchell defined his field as that involving the engineering control of all the production of products at high temperatures with the exception of metals. "Metallurgy," he said, "and Ceramic are the two high temperature fields. In these fields we stabilize materials by treating them at high temperatures. This is really the scope of Ceramic Engineering. "A great many people think that Ceramics is involved only in manufacture of pottery or bricks. This is not true. These are Ceramic products, of course, but Ceramics involves almost all products that have been stabilized to withstand the rigors of weather or corrosion or erosion. "I have already mentioned that Metallurgy and Ceramics are closely akin. Yet, Metallurgy is taught in Chemical Engineering. The two schools might be thought of as 'twin brothers.' We are interested in each other's work and overlap to a certain extent and we complement each other." Dr. Grubb defines Chemical Engineering as "the application of laws of physical sciences and the principles of economics more news on page 18


"S mid be required reading," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution This new history of Georgia Tech, published


last fall, stayed on the best-selling list in Atlanta until after Christmas. Over 6,000

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magazine called, "well re-

searched, well written, specialized history with more than a specialized appeal. With a good sense of the narrator's skill, an eye for drama and humor, and, without sentimentality, a deep feeling for the institution and men who made it, Mr. Wallace writes a book that one (if such might be imaginable) who never before heard of Tech would enjoy." Dress Her in White and Gold has received excellent critical reviews and more importantly the plaudits of the many Tech alumni and friends who have read it in the first months after publication: "Reading Dress Her in White and Gold has been a tremendous experience," says a Houston alumnus • "The Book is great," reports a Chattanooga alumnus • "Either the book is exceptional or my love for Tech is deeper than I thought," says a Memphis alumnus • "A beautiful and moving book," writes the wife of a Tech official • "I have never read anything of its type to equal it," a Macon alumnus writes • "One gets a heaping dose of how Tech has

ticked while under the impression that one is reading a novel," writes a Tech staff member • "One of the best books of this or any year," says an official of another college • "A good job, warm but professional," comments an Atlanta writer. The book, over two years in "the researching and writing, contains 426 pages of text and 32 pages of pictures from the collection of George Griffin plus sketches by the author's wife of Tech's six presidents. Included in the text section are selected appendices including complete scores of all of Tech's football games through 1962.

Please send me a copy of Dress Her in White and Gold and bill me after I receive the book ($5.00 includes postage and sales t a x ) . Name Permanent Address City and State Class and Course Fill out and return to: Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., Georgia Tech, Atlanta 30332

THE INSTITUTE-confinued and human relations to the processes and process equipment in which material is treated to effect a change in state, energy content, or composition." The demand for Ceramic and Chemical Engineering graduates in the United States today far exceeds the supply. It is estimated that ten positions are open for each student who receives one of these degrees from Georgia- Tech. Even with the new building, Chemical Engineering anticipates no immediate change in the undergraduate program, other than normal changes brought about by the rapid advances in engineering and technology. However, Ceramic Engineering expects a vast increase in undergraduate enrollment. The Tech Chemical and Ceramic Engineering schools are both standouts in the nation. Regularly, about 150 new freshmen each year are admitted to Chemical Engineering studies. The school ranks about sixth in size among American schools of Chemical Engineering. The Ceramic Engineering School is one of only 17 in American universities offering this degree, and is about sixth or seventh in size. Dr. Grubb is certain the major effort of the new facility will be in the graduate school and the research capabilities. "Georgia Tech graduates about 30 per cent of the Ph.D.'s in Chemical Engineering in the Southeast and from around three to five per cent of those graduated in the United States as a whole even though we are only one of about 50 schools offering the degree. "Because of space limitations, our graduate enrollment has been strictly controlled and even then the requirement of a thesis for a master's has been dropped.

"I expect the graduate enrollment to increase markedly in the next few years along with increasing emphasis on research requirements. We will also be able to increase the amount of research conducted by the faculty. The number of faculty, of course, will also be increased." Grubb added the new building will provide about five times more space than the present location for Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy with special laboratories for research which can now be conducted only on a limited scale. Elaborating on the anticipated expansion in Ceramic Engineering, Dr. Mitchell stated: "We have been housed in a building which was designed to hold about 50 students and we have been bursting at the seams for many years. We have not gone to any all-out effort to increase our enrollment, because we simply could not handle more students. This has been especially true in graduate studies. When we get the new building, we expect to triple our undergraduate enrollment and to really embark on a very fine graduate program ultimately leading to the doctorate degree in Ceramic Engineering." Greater efforts are also foreseen with the new building in the field of Geology, which is administered by Ceramic Engineering at Tech. "Geology is one of the earth sciences," Mitchell said, "and at Georgia Tech, Geology up to this time has been a service course. Tech has not offered degrees in Geology since they have been awarded by other schools in the area. Now we see the possibility of offering some earth science degree utilizing the Geology faculty which we are strengthening and which will be equipped with greater facilities for research work. We expect to have a far more ambitious program in Geology in the near

Rendering of the new Building designed by Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal.

future and this may ultimately lead to a separate department." IM Center established on campus GEORGIA TECH is expanding its services to

business and industry of the Southeast through an Industrial Management Center just recently established on the campus. A unit of Tech's School of Industrial Management, the center will concern itself with two main activities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; management training and management research. These functions will be carried out in close cooperation with Tech's Department of Short Courses and Conferences. Three programs are already scheduled over the next few months for the center and more are in the mill. Recent grants listed

A $58,000 National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to Georgia Tech for research into the shape and energy of molecules. The project, entitled "Magnetic Rotation Spectra of Simple Molecules," is under the direction of William H. Hberhardt, Regents' Professor, Chemistry. Charles R. O'Melia. Civil Engineering, has been awarded $14,932 by the U. S. Public Health Service. The research project is entitled "The Role of Zeta Potential in Sand Filtration." Top mechanics teacher speaks on campus

DR. H. L. LANGHAAR, professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois, lectured at Georgia Tech on March 5. Author of the three technical books and a number of articles, Dr. Langhaar spoke on "Paradoxes in the Theories of Plates and Shells" in the auditorium of the Van Leer Electrical Engineering Building. Dr. Langhaar was for two years a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. West Bengal. His books and articles concern Engineering Mechanics, energy methods in Applied Mechanics, aircraft structures, and the theories of plates and shells and buckling. Two Tech Physics professors honored DR. T. L. WEATHERLY and Dr. J. Q. Williams,

professors in Tech's School of Physics, have recently been elected as fellows of the American Physical Society. This distinct honor is based on achievement in research work in physics, and the qualifications for election are so high that less than one-tenth of the 18,000 members of the society ever qualify as fellows. Neely Visiting Professor speaks DR. JULIUS




in the Advanced Mechanics Research Section of the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, delivered a lecture to the faculty and students of Georgia Tech on Monday, February 17. He spoke at 2:30 p.m. in the Engineering Mechanics Building on the subject "Remarks on the Smith-Stone Theory of Fish Propulsion." He was sponsored at Tech by the Neely Visiting Professor Fund, established by Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Neely of Atlanta. 18


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Priestley will also be the top candidate for Lothridge's punting chores, while Bunky Henry is being groomed for the placekicking assignments. Other problem areas on this team will be at end where Billy Martin, Ted Davis, and Frank Sexton will be absent due to graduation and at fullback where the losses included both of the 1963 fullbacks. The return of Jeff Davis to health would help with the fullbacking but Dodd and his staff will have to find the ends.

Annual T-game scheduled for May 1

THE 1964 edition of the Georgia Tech football squad will close out its annual spring practice with the traditional T-game between the White and the Gold teams. The game— sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Club — has been set for Friday, May 1 with kickoff at 8:00 P.M. Proceeds from the T-game go to the scholarship fund of the local alumni group. This fund finances the extensive academic scholarship program for outstanding stuVarsity Football dents (not athletes) from the Greater AtSept. 19 Vanderbilt lanta area. T o date, over 110 students have Sept. 26 Miami . got their start at Tech under this scholarOct. 3 Clemson ship plan. Last year, the club awarded 15 Oct. 9 *Navy freshman scholarships and 10 upperclassOct. 17 Auburn man scholarships under the program. Tech Oct. 24 fTulane alumni may purchase tickets from The Oct. 31 Duke Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Club, c / o Nov. 7 Tennessee The Georgia Tech National Alumni AssociaNov. 14 Alabama tion, Atlanta 30332. The cost per ticket in advance is $1.00. If you purchase tickets Nov. 28 Georgia at the gate, the cost goes up to $2.00. '•'Night game Coach Dodd's major problem for this fHomecoming year's spring practice which begins March 30 will be finding a replacement for Tech's all-American, do-everything quarterback. Freshman Football Billy Lothridge. At this writing, Dodd figures it will take at least three men to Oct. 2 Tennessee Oct. 30 *Clemson fill Lothridge's shoes. T o p candidates for Nov. 13 * Vanderbilt the signal-calling job will be juniors Jerry Nov. 26 Georgia Priestley and Bruce Fischer along with sophomores Kim King and Bill Eastman. ''•'Night game

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physics and basketball were the main topics of discussion at the February 13 meeting of the Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Club. Dr. Howard Edwards, director of Tech's upper atmosphere physics program spoke on "Tech's Place in Space" to the crowd of over 100 who attended the meeting. Coach Whack Hyder handled the chores on "Basketball, 1964." Honored guest at the meeting was Larry C. Morris, the Tech alumnus who received the "Most Valuable Player" award in the 1963 N F L football championship game. MARCH 1964





business manager of athletics, spoke to the Beaumont Georgia Tech Club on February 14. Eskew talked about Tech's academic program as well as its athletic activities with special emphasis on the reasons why the Institute departed from the Southeastern Conference last month. GAINESVILLE,




Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association held a dinner meeting in Gainesville on January 13. Approximately 80 alumni and guests attended. A special tape-recorded greeting from Coach Bobby Dodd opened the meeting. Coach Dodd expressed his apology for a snow storm which prevented him from attending. Tech's 1963 All American End, Billy Martin, entertained his hometown crowd with stories of his football career at Tech. Tribute was paid to alumnus Jesse D . Jewel], who has done so much for the growth and development of Northeast Georgia. Mr. Jewell is Honorary Chairman of the Board, and founder of J. D . Jewell, Inc., the largest integrated poultry producer in the world. Officers elected for the year 1964-65 were Edmund A. Waller, president; William B. Winter, vice-president, and N . A. Jacobs, secretary-treasurer. HOUSTON, TEXAS — Over 80 members and

guests turned out for the February 13 meeting of the Georgia Tech South Texas Alumni Club in Houston. Bob Eskew of the Athletic Association was the featured speaker at the meeting which was presided over by Paul Woodruff, current president of the club. The club's next meeting will be held on May 7 with Dean George Griffin as the guest speaker. N E W YORK, N E W YORK — The Greater New

York Georgia Tech Club held its fall meeting on December -11 at Reeves Sound Studios. Approximately 120 attended the meeting. Several guests were on hand due to the induction of H. R. "Peter" Pund into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame the previous night. They included Dr. E. D . Harrison, Georgia Tech president; William S. Terrell, president of the National Alumni Association; George C. Griffin, dean of students; A. M. "Tonto" Coleman, assistant athletic director; Mrs. Dorothy Crosland, Tech's director of Libraries; Roane Beard, alumni secretary, and Admiral Thomas L. Becknell, Washington, D . C. Coach Coleman was principal speaker and gave an informative and humorous talk. The other guests were called on for remarks. Special recognition was given Peter Pund by President Sid Goldin. Over 100 dollars was raised for the Tech library. The guests were presented very fine gifts. Officers elected for the ensuing year were Wilbur W. Stein, president; Harold Freedman, vice-president; Sidney T. Pruitt, secretary-treasurer; and Herbert Boss, secretary-treasurer.


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proach to a Tech club meeting proved a success at the December 4 meeting of the Pittsburgh Georgia Tech Club. T o open the meeting, President Robert S. Holmes reported on the club officers weekend held on the Tech campus on September 13 and 14. Then a special tape prepared by the Alumni Office was played for the 35 in attendance. President Harrison, Dean Griffin and Coach Dodd each had messages for the club via the tape medium. The meeting was closed with a showing of the Tech-LSU game with Holmes as narrator. Officers elected for the coming year were: J. A ^ J o r d a n , president; J. K. Dillard, vicepresident; and H. D . Beeson, secretarytreasurer.

' H O Thomas S. Respess, Sr., a partner in " * » the firm of Respess & Respess, died February 17. '10 McDonald Brit tain died February 2 ' *" at his home in Atlanta. He was the son of the late Dr. M. L. Brittain, former Tech president. He is survived by a son, M. L. Brittain, I I I . ' 1 ^

Alva P. McCrary, president of the J. B. McCrary Engineering Company, died January 8 at his home in Atlanta. ' 1 Q Henry Taylor, M E , has been ap' " pointed representative for Fenestra's architectural products division in the North Georgia area. He is also a representative for Zimmer-Francescon. Mr. Taylor lives at 1058 Amsterdam Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. 'Ol C. C. Whelchel has been elected vice ^ ' president-engineering at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. ' O O Thomas M. Salisbury, E E , died ~ ™ January 28 after an illness of several months. He was a member of the firm of Gregory-Salisbury Company. His widow lives at 1815 St. Ann Street, Jackson, Mississippi. f

OA A. H. Davis, E E , an electrical engi£•* neer in the Operations Branch, Bureau of Reclamation, retired December 10 after 30 years service. He lives at 2574 South Dexter Street, Denver, Colorado. William L. Westbrook has retired from the Georgia Power Company. He was superintendent of the Atlanta Division. '97 ^ '

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Robert A. Wilson, '36, has been appointed manager of technical planning for Air Reduction Chemical and Carbide Company, with headquarters in New York City. Wilson will be responsible for planning and evaluating all Airco Chemical and process projects. W. J. Delaney, '37, has been elected vice president of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Formerly general manager of the control divisions, Delaney will continue to head the company's control divisions. He joined Westinghouse upon graduation from Tech. Allen R. Spreen, '38, has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Suburban Appliances Company, Dayton, Tennessee. Spreen will be responsible for manufacturing, marketing, research and development.

NEWS BY CLASSES-confinued presented a Silver Service Award by the Georgia Petroleum Council. The citation was made for outstanding endeavors in the field of public relations for the petroleum industry. Mr. Gray was also made a Director of the Georgia Chapter, AIA, on January 1. » 0 f 1 Colonel William A. Smith, USA, was O U awarded the Legion of Merit medal upon his retirement from the Army in November. He was made Brigadier General in the National Guard at retirement ceremonies. Colonel Smith lives at 310 Winchester Drive, Savannah, Georgia. / . Henry Bell, Breman, Georgia, died January 27 of injuries received when his car was struck by a train. KB had been with Cluett-Peabody & Company for 25 years and was general manager of the Bremen & Buchanan, Georgia plants.

lanta, died January 31 of a heart attack while on a hunting trip. He was active in social, civic and business affairs and served as director and trustee for a number of organizations. His widow, 4 sons and 2 daughters live at 2485 Montview Drive, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. 1QA Joe F. Tamplin, CE, is a partner 0 ^ in the civil engineering firm of Tamplin and Sherrell with offices at 5564 Bethesda Avenue, Macon, Georgia. ' Q E Carl Ingram, industrial representaJw tive for the Florida Development Commission, died February 9. His widow lives at 1434 Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Warrant Officer Oliver D. Lyon, USAF, EE, has been presented the U. S. Air Force Outstanding Supply Officer Certificate for meritorious duty. He is stationed at Fuchu Air Station, Japan. ' Q f i Ralph B. Cole, ChE, has been named 0 0 first assistant treasurer with DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware. He has been with the company since 1936. ' Q " 7 Herman H. Schroeder, Jr., died of a v l heart attack October 3. He was IBM Supervisor for the Gulf Coast Investment Corporation in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. William H. Sandown, Memphis, Tennessee. ' Q Q Lewis D. Crockett died January 23 w u following a long illness. He was national sales manager for Kraft Foods. His widow, 2 daughters and 2 sons live at 628 North Hickory Street, Arlington Heights, Illinois. C. C. Rippberger, ChE, is now mill manager for LaCellulose de Ardennes, a pulp mill located near Virton, Belgium. W. Ashley Verlander, Jacksonville, Florida, has been named president of the Gator Bowl Association for 1964. 'Afl William B. Seale died February 15 *V in an Atlanta hospital. His widow lives at 1848 Timothy Drive, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia. ' A O ^ / ' " O- J°hnson, IM, is now a H f c partner in the firm of William F . Loflin & Company. lAn Myron L. Ball, ME, is with W. D. T " 0 Taulman & Associates as manager of the industrial sales division.


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Joe H. Barnwell, EE, has been awarded the 1964 Technological Accomplishment Medal by the Louisiana Engineering Society. He is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Rushton, Louisiana. Charles E. Thwaite, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Trust Company of Georgia, At-

' AH Joseph H. Anderer, ME, has been T 1 * promoted to director of merchandising plans and services with Celanese Corporation of America, 522 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York. Wesley C. Paxson, Jacksonville, Florida, has been named vice president of the Gator Bowl Association for 1964.



Robert E. Morris, EE, has joined Monsanto Chemical Company's Agricultural Division as a director of sales for blasting materials, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

' A f t Born to: Mr. and Mrs. F. L. term, • 0 IM, a son, Timothy King, December 16. Hugh is with Revere Copper & Brass Corporation. They live at 2974 Appling Drive, Chamblee, Georgia. ' A Q ^ar^ Dorr, IM, died January 12 in Hr3 an Atlanta hospital. He was with the Ragsdale Retreading Equipment Company at the time of his death. His widow lives at 1146 Shephard Lane, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. Waring M. Green, former staff representative in the building operations group, American Telephone and Telegraph, New York, has been appointed general building supplies and motor vehicles supervisor of Louisiana. Nelson W. Hocking. Jr., EE, has been appointed assistant general manager of Wheeling Steel Corporation's finishing plants. He lives in Martins Ferry, Ohio. David T. Quinn, ChE. has been appointed programs manager, programs analysis department with Socony Mobil Oil Company. He lives at 22 East Ferry Lane, Westport, Connecticut. • C O Brian S. Brown, IM, has been proJU moted to Assistant to the President of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America with offices at 201 Park Avenue South, New York, New York. Henry F. McCamish, Jr., IM, CLU, has been named Man of the Year for 1963 by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is with the John R. Humphries Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Walter W. Moseley, Jr., Chem, has been promoted to research supervisor at DuPont's Pioneering Research Laboratory of the Textile Fibers Department at the Experimental Station, Wilmington, Delaware. R. O. Ricketts, ME, has been elected vice president and chief engineer of the Steward Machine Company, Birmingham, Alabama. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Frontis B. Wiggins, Jr., IE, a son, Frontis, III, September 12 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wiggins is a career Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and is presently an Economic Officer at the American Embassy in Rome, Italy. His address is c / o The American Embassy, APO 794, New York, New York. 'CI Thomas E. Dudney, IM, has been WI appointed district sales manager in the Eastern Region sales territory of the plastics division, Eastman Chemical Products, Inc., Framingham. Massachusetts. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Johnson, Jr., a son, John Robert, November 5. Mr. Johnson is manager of the Development and Analysis for Pan American World Airways, Inc. on the U. S. Army's Electronic Environmental Test Facility Project. They live at 2959 North Indian Ruins Road, Tucson, Arizona. James W. Sherrill, CE, is a partner in the firm of Tamplin and Sherrill, with offices at 5564 Bethesda Avenue, Macon, Georgia. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor, Jr., CE, a daughter, Julie Ann, December



New England Life agent Ken Meilen (Utica College) calls at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cook in Utica, New York.

How many reasons do you need to change careers? Two good reasons were enough for Ken Meilen. Although he was already off to a promising start in another business, he chose a new career in life insurance with New England Life. As Ken puts it: "I wanted a chance for unlimited earnings. And I wanted work that would give me freedom to make my own career decisions."

Cleaner Distributorship in Utica, signed up for personal life insurance with Ken. He liked the way things were handled and called Ken in to work out a group insurance plan for his salesmen. These men, in turn, were so impressed that each of them went to Ken for personal life insurance. Begin to see how Ken reached the million mark?

How's Ken doing in his new career? By the end of his first year with us, he had sold more than one million dollars worth of life insurance! (And his income was already well up into five figures.) That's an impressive achievement. But Ken has the right things going for him. Enthusiasm. Determination. Sound New England Life training. Diligence in applying that training. And the ability to inspire confidence in the people he deals with.

Does this kind of challenging, rewarding career sound good to you? There are wonderful opportunities in it—especially with the guidance and support of a good company. Find out If you can meet our qualifications. Write to Vice President John Barker, Jr., 501 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02117.

Take his association with Ray Cook, for example. Ray, who owns the Kir by Vacuum


T H E S E SOUTHERN COLLEGE A L U M N I ARE NEW ENGLAND LIFE REPRESENTATIVES: DUKE: Kenneth V. Robinson, '31, Hartford • Irwin R. Hale, '36, Philadelphia • Normal L. Wherrett, '38, San Francisco • E. R. McMillin, Jr., General Agent, '40, Nashville • George P. Clark, CLU, '45, High Point, N. C. • Charles R. Williams, '48, Manchester • Edwin M. Couleur, '50, Chicago • Harry M. Piper, '56, Tampa • Edwin R. Lyon, Jr., '59, Charlotte GEORGIA TECH: G. Nolan Beardon, '29, Los Angeles • Carl S. Ingle, CLU, '33, Jacksonville • Joe A. Sowell, '47, Montgomery GEORGIA: Edwin F. McCarthy, '13, Atlanta • Don B. Conley, '24, Seattle • Richard F. Stephens, '27, Atlanta • Gordon M. Rainey, Jr., '49, Atlanta • John W. Brock, Jr., '52, Chattanooga • Fred L. (Buddy) Randle, Jr., '54, Atlanta • Thomas D. Bailey, '59, Atlanta • Howard W. Fisch, Jr., '60, Atlanta VANDERBILT: Clifford Love, Jr., '37, Nashville • Leroy C. Train, '42, Chattanooga • Alan T. Ross, '44, Nashville • Hugh B. Bright, '47, Nashville • William B. Rainey, '50, Nashville • I. Stanley Magrill, '57, Nashville VIRGINIA: Philip F. Bowie, '24, Chattanooga • Edward L. Moore, '37, Dallas • Benjamin W. Davis, Jr., '49, Richmond • Daniel W. Casey, '53, New York • Thomas D. Oates, '63, Memphis.

tJocestntneNews Robert S. Holmes, '38, has been appointed general manager, highway construction industry marketing for United States Steel Corporation. In his new position, Holmes will be responsible for marketing activities in the highway construction industry. D. F. Ridings, Jr., '39, recently was promoted to advertising and promotion manager by American Saint Gobain Corporation, Kingsport, Tennessee. Ridings will administer the glass company's national magazine advertising, literature, publicity, exhibitions and promotions. Charles S. LeCraw, Jr., '40, has been appointed general manager, construction industry marketing, United States Steel Corporation. After his military service LeCraw joined U.S. Steel in 1955, where he has held various engineering and construction positions. William P. McGuire, Jr., '41, has been appointed Division Superintendent of the Plastic Processing Division of Tennessee Eastman Company, a division of Eastman Kodak. McGuire joined TEC in 1945 as a mechanical engineer.

Jackson Smith, Jr., '42, has been named a vice president of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company, distributor of S&H Green Stamps. Smith has been with the company for over ten years with his recent position being assistant vice president.

.< John C. Mayson, '46, has been elected vice president for Atlanta Gas Light Company. Before his promotion, Mayson was South Georgia Division Manager. He joined the Company in 1946 as a junior engineer in Atlanta and has served in several Georgia cities as manager.


NEWS BY CLASSES - continued 31. Mr. Taylor is with Henry Taylor and Son. They live at 1235 Mayfair Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia.


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Helena Wingfleld, January 23. They live at 2250 Webster Street, San Francisco, California. IFJ Hansell P. Enloe is first vice presiW T 1 dent of the Georgia Engineering Society. Rodney J. Field, ChE, is a chemical engineer with Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Elkton, Maryland. He lives at 2506 Lindell Road, Wilmington, Delaware. Captain Donald C. Swarthwout, USA, has been assigned to the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. i r r Frank Monger, IM, has joined Holi3 3 day Magazine's advertising sales staff in Atlanta, Georgia. ' E C Marcus P. Borom, CerE, received J O his masters in ceramic engineering from the University of Califorina in January and is now working on his doctorate. He lives at 991 Nineth Street, Berkeley, California. John Howey has opened an office for the practice of architecture in Tampa, Florida. ' R 7 Captain Charles F. Eaton, USAF, 3 / ChE, has been accepted by the Air Force Technical Institute for work toward a masters degree in Industrial Engineering at Oklahoma State, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Marvin C. Gechman, IE, has joined the Management Systems Division of Operations Research, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland as an associate staff member. / . R. Holton, ChE, has been promoted to Project Leader, Molding Resin Evaluation Lab in Chemical and New Product Development with Chemstrand. Engaged: Joseph Thomas Huie, ME, to Miss Jeanne Harrell. The wedding will take place in the spring. Captain Sidney K. Kingry, USAF, IM, has been awarded the U. S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota for meritorious service as a co-pilot at Hunter AFB, Georgia. He is now a pilot with the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Rushin, TE, a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, January 1. Mr, Rushin is a Technical Representative with the Fibers Division of Eastman Chemical Products, Inc. They live at 262 DeLee Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee. ' E Q Engaged: Henry Cecil Cannon, Jr., 3 0 to Miss Beth McRee. The wedding will take place March 21. Mr. Cannon is employed in Valdosta, Georgia. Captain Kenneth L. Furbush, USAF, Arch, has been awarded the Silver Wings of a U. S. Air Force pilot at Webb A F B , Texas. He is now assigned to Dover AFB, Delaware.

John Goodloe, IM, is now with Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. H e lives at 1386 Lawrenceville Road, Decatur, Georgia. Ralph P. Lebkuecher, Jr., IM, has received his bachelor of divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Engaged: Clifford Linden Longino, Jr., IE, to Miss Judith Cams. The wedding will take place in May. Mr. Longino is with the Trust Company of Georgia in Atlanta. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weissenberg, IE, a son, Adam Frederic, January 26. They live at 12 Chapin Street, Binghamton, New York. > C f l Dr. Harold B. Hayes, Chem, is a 3 3 senior biochemist in Eli Lilly Company's antibiotic purification development department, Indianapolis. Indiana. Daniel F. Laird, BS, has received his bachelor of divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. George W. Murphy, HI a daughter. Gwendolyn Gay, December 12. Mr. Murphy was recently promoted to assistant superintendent at Sudamtex do Brasil, Caixa Postal 1470, ZC-00, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Charles M. Stone is an electrical engineer with U. S. Pipe & Foundry Company. He lives at 969 Westfield Drive, Fairfield, Alabama. Born to: Lt. and Mrs. Richard H. Truly, USN, AE, a son, Daniel Bennett, August 9. Lt. Truly is a student at the U. S. Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB. They live at 28 Sharon Drive, Edwards, California. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Turner, IM, a son, Robert Davis, Jr., January 5. They live at 1606 Fama Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. Born t o : Mr. and Mrs. William J. Van Landingham, IE, a daughter, Teri Leigh, October 13. Bill is with Proctor & Gamble. They live at 6455 Lontos Drive, Dallas 14, Texas. Married: Lt. Paul L. Hodgdon, USN, Phys, to Miss Mary Jost, November 30 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They live at 100 Biscayne Drive, Apartment D-4, Atlanta, Georgia. Lt. Hodgdon is Disbursing Officer at the Naval Air Station, Marietta, Georgia. Lt. Richard L. Jacobs, USAF, AE, has been serving in Zayoaz. Spain with the 431 Fighter Interception Squadron for the past two years. His address is Box 4643, APO 286, New York, New York. Frank R. Speer, IM, has been named Man of the Year by Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company for his outstanding service to policyholders and his underwriting achievements. He is with the Donald E. Hall Agency, 986 West Peachtree, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. W. H. Starnes, Jr., of Humble Oil's Baytown, Texas Research and Development Laboratory, has returned from Santa Barbara, California where he attended the Gordon Research Conference on Polymers. More news on page 26



Our gasoline isn't good enough for some p e o p l e . . . us We like to think t h a t American Oil products are the best you can buy. And they are. We also like to think we can improve the quality of our products without/increasing the cost to the consumer. And we do. Consistently. A considerable amount of work is done in testing catalysts and searching for those which will help produce the types of gasoline our customers want at the price they can afford. One of the people engaged in the research and development of our manufacturing processes is John Mitchell, 24, a graduate Chemical Engineer from the University of Texas. The opportunities for bright young scientists like John Mitchell are virtually unlimited at American Oil. American Oil offers a wide range of new research opportunities for: C h e m i s t s analytical, electrochemical, physical, and organic; Engineers—chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical; Masters in Business Administration with an engineering (preferably chemical) or science background; Mathematicians; Physicists. For complete information about interesting careers in the Research and Development Department, write: J. H. Strange, American Oil Company, P. O. Box 431, Whiting, Indiana.

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IN ADDITION TO FAR-REACHING PROGRAMS INVOLVING FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND PETROCHEMICALS, AMERICAN OIL AND ITS AFFILIATE, AMOCO CHEMICALS, ARE ENGAGED IN SUCH DIVERSIFIED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AS: Organic ions under electron impact • Radiation-induced reactions • Physiochemical nature of catalysts • Fuel cells • Novel separations by gas chromatography • Application of computers to complex technical problems • Synthesis and potential applications for aromatic acids • Combustion phenomena • Design and economics: new uses for present products, new products, new processes • Corrosion mechanisms • Development of new types of surface coatings.


tjoces tn tf) e j^ews Lt. Colonel M. S. Hochmuth, '47, has recently been assigned as commanding officer of The Harry Diamond Laboratories. The Harry Diamond Laboratories has become known as one of the most prolific R&D laboratories within the Army complex.

Toy F. Reid, '49, has recently been appointed Superintendent of the Cellulose Esters Division of Tennessee Eastman Company, a division of Eastman Kodak Company. Reid joined Eastman in 1948 in a research capacity.

James C. Sheehan, '50, is the new district manager of Mine Safety Appliance Company in Cleveland. Sheehan has been with MSA for 14 years, as a sales engineer then product line manager of gas masks. Before then he was a sales engineer in Atlanta. Lawrence V. Goode, '52, was recently promoted to general foreman-technical at B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company's General Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Goode joined B. F. Goodrich in 1952 and was appointed senior engineer in 1961.

L. Jeff Knox, '53, has been promoted by Mutual of New York to manager of the life and health insurance company's agency, Richmond, Virginia. Knox joined the company in 1959 as a field underwriter.

C. Allen Ivey, '56, is the Director of Engineering Division, Southeastern D e p a r t m e n t , General Adjustment Bureau, Inc., in Atlanta. Ivey was an Assistant Research Engineer and taught Mathematics at Tech before his present position.


NEWS BY CLASSES - continued 'CI Married: John Lemuel Barner, Jr., "I IM, to Miss Kathryn Elesa Gammack in January. Mr. Barner is with the Bank of Monrovia, an affiliate of First National City Bank of New York. Lt. Brian D. Hogg, USAF, is now stationed at Andrews AFB, Maryland. He lives at 3735 Donnell Drive, Apartment 304, Washington, D . C. E. George Hudson, Jr., IM, has been promoted to Administrative Assistant in Personnel with the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born to: Mrs. Dorothy Viscocis Smith, CerE, and Roger Smith, a son, Steven Colton, November 18. They live at 3 Hill Street, Cooperstown, New York. Born to: Lt. and Mrs. Robert B. Stipe, USN, IM, a son, Brian Jeffrey, January 14. They live at 206-B McGowan Road, Athens, Georgia. ' C O Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Dwight E. Ofc Alford, ME, a daughter, Kathryn Clayton, January 27. Mr. Alford recently completed requirements for his masters in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech and is an operations research analyst at Lockheed. They live at 2788 DeFoore Ferry Road, N.W., Apartment 8-E, Atlanta, Georgia. Born t o : Lt. and Mrs. Roger K. Borkenhagen, IE, a son, Roger K., Jr., November 30. They live at 1720 Christine Avenue, Apartment 5, Anniston, Alabama. Born t o : Mr. and Mrs. Clellan K. Coleman, a son, Mark Ramsey, January 17. Mr. Coleman is a Quality Systems Engineer at the Pinellas Pennsula plant of the Atomic Energy Commission as a part of the General Electric manufacturing training program. They live at 13952 Montego Drive, Largo, Florida. Lt. Oscar M. Harper, Jr., USN, IM, received his Navy wings in December at Pensacola and is now assigned to Helicopter Utility Squadron 2, NAS, Lakehurst, New Jersey. Married: Lt. Christopher H. Jones, USMC, IM, to Miss Mary Gray, January 15. Lt. Jones is stationed at El Toro Marine Base. They live at 269 South Cypress, Orange, California. Married: Gerald Norman Letourneau, IE, to Miss Jean Ann Parker, February 8. Mr. Letourneau is with Scientific Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia. Married: Walter William Mullen, Jr., EE, to Miss Linda Garrels, February 16. Mr. Mullen is with the Navy Mine Defense Lab, Panama City, Florida. Ian A. Nimmo, ChE, has joined the Research and Development Department of the Ethyl Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a development engineer in the process development division. James P. Stokes, USA, IM, has been promoted to first lieutenant. H e is with the U. S. Army Ammunition Depot Activity in France. Lt. Thomas M. Turner, USAF, is in pilot training at Williams AFB, Arizona.

' C O Lt. John M. Bandy, USAF, is asO w signed to the 43 rd Artillery's 2nd Battalion at Turner AFB, Georgia. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Brantley, CE, a daughter, Terri Joan, in January. They live at 531 Bonnabel Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana. A3/C Steven H. Caller, USAF, BC, has been named honor graduate of the U. S. Air Force supply specialist course at Amarillo AFB, Texas. Lt. Joe B. Foster, USA, ChE, is assigned to the Special Services Office at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He lives with his wife and son at 106-A Lawton Road, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Married: Charles Arthur Held, IM, to Miss Nancy Lee Nelson, November 30. Mr. Held is with the Industrial Products Division of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio. Engaged: Charles Thomas Huber, Chem, to Miss Robin Hickman. The wedding will take place in June. Mr. Huber is attending graduate school at Florida State. David P. Johnson, IE, is a sales engineer with the Trane Company, Atlanta, Georgia. Edward L. Kelly, IE, is a dealer specialist with the Trane Company, Richmond, Virginia. Born t o : Mr. and Mrs. Al Lederle, IM, a son, Arthur Walton, July 15, 1963. Mr. Lederle is with W. H. Singleton Company. They live at 4803 South 29th Street, Arlington, Virginia. Lt. James D. Marquis, USAF, AE, has been awarded the silver wings of a U. S. Air Force Pilot at Laughlin AFB, Texas, and is now assigned to Luke A F B , Arizona. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. William M. Mcintosh, HI, IM, a daughter, Susan Michele, October 2. Mr. Mcintosh is with the U. S. Envelope Company. Lt. Edward E. Meyer, USA, ME, has completed the officer orientation course at the Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Mitchell, Jr., a daughter, Margaret Catherine. They live at 100-C Country Club Apartments, Columbus, Georgia. Lt. William C. Standifer, 111, USAF, has received a regular U. S. Air Force commission. He is a student in the 3646th Pilot Training Wing at Laughlin AFB, Texas. Cyril Lamar Uptagrafft, ME, is a works engineer at the Fostoria Works of Union Carbide. He lives at 133 East Sixth Street, Fostoria, Ohio. ' R 4 E n ยง a S e d : Robert Stewart Caldwell, " โ€ข Jr., IM, to Miss Mary Hassell. Mr. Caldwell is vice president and co-manager of the Bob Caldwell Furniture Company, Columbus," Mississippi. Walter G. Cornett, 111, ChE, is now with the Humble Oil Company in the Distillation and Lube Processing Section. He lives at 1215 Park, Apartment 1-B, Baytown, Texas. Engaged: Daniel I. Maclntyre, IV, to Miss Elise Cofield. The wedding will take place June 13 in Atlanta. Mr. Maclntyre will graduate in June from the University of North Carolina.


Four things that m a k e a job ideal for the man w h o wants to get ahead! You work for yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you choose the hours, the days. You can start in without any capital investment.


You are paid in direct proportion to your success â&#x20AC;&#x201D; regardless of your age or seniority.


You select the people you work with.


M a n y m e n spend a l i f e t i m e and never enjoy even two of t h e s e ideal j o b conditions. B u t Mass M u t u a l m e n tell u s t h e s e four are j u s t a few of t h e r e a s o n s w h y t h e y c h o s e c a r e e r s i n life insurance selling with our c o m p a n y . Few fields offer s u c h possibilities for t h e m a n w i t h real ability. A n d few i n s u r a n c e

c o m p a n i e s c a n offer a m a n as m u c h as Mass Mutual. Our policies are recognized as second t o n o n e . And every Mass M u t u a l representative is backed by a c o m p a n y w i t h over a h u n d r e d years of experie n c e , w i t h over 2.8 billion dollars i n assets a n d w i t h o n e of t h e finest reputations in the business.

If you're n o t g e t t i n g ahead as fast as y o u ' d like, perhaps y o u s h o u l d look i n t o a career w i t h u s . Write u s a personal letter a b o u t yourself. Address i t t o Mr. Charles H. Schaaff, President, M a s s a c h u s e t t s M u t u a l Life I n s u r a n c e C o m p a n y , Springfield, M a s s a c h u s e t t s . He's always pleased t o hear from able a n d interested m e n .

Some of the Georgia Tech alumni in Massachusetts Mutual service: Stanley A. Elkati, '22, Macon William C. Gibson, '39, Atlanta


Donald I. Rosen, C.L.U., '49, Macon

Robert H. McDonough, '59, Atlanta

Henry F. McCamishJr., C.L.U., '50, Atlanta

Norman C. Oien, '61, Atlanta

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