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THE MARCH 1967

GEORGIA TECH

LUMNUS

HARD HATS AND HARSH NOISES see page 8

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE-a close look at Bud Carson • the beginning of a which the faculty speaks out • and the results of an industrial mana :eme

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- the editors notes A IT SEEMS that we spend entirely too much of our editorial time making changes in the staff listings that appear on page 5 of each issue of the magazine. The last time we spoke of this matter in this space, we were bemoaning the loss of Marian Van Landingham from the office of information services and pulications, whose staff puts together the Alumnus in what is laughingly referred to as its spare time. Marian still sends us fiction articles from time to time (there is one in this issue), but she steadfastly refuses to leave her federal-type job to return to the campus, mainly because of mundane things like money. Marian's place as chief of the Tech news bureau was taken by Margaret Goad, a comely Kentucky lass, who had no sooner settled down comfortably in the job when she was taken by a sudden urge to marry a gentleman who resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her letter of resignation to President Harrison was a classic example of the Goad school of writing with her tongue firmly implanted in her cheek. One paragraph read: "I have certainly enjoyed working at Georgia Tech, but I am unable to turn down the opportunities offered by Mr. William C. Hawkins, Jr., to clean, cook, et al. The pay may not be as good as you have provided, but the fringe benefits are without equal." Margaret was in turn replaced by Miss Mary Ann Walker, a former staff writer for newspapers in the Cocoa Beach, Florida, area. Mary Ann, a graduate of FSU in Psychology (a background which will be of great help to her on this campus, especially when dealing with the editor) and of the University of Florida in journalism, makes her initial appearance, on page 16 of this issue. She also edited the "Professor Speaks" series which begins on page 14 of this issue and the Institute section which is a regular feature of the magazine. You will read much more of her work in the future, providing she doesn't run off with a drummer from Rapid City, South Dakota, or a shrimp fisherman from Key West. A BUT THE article writers and editors are not the only problem we have had MARCH 1967

of late. Mary Jane Reynolds, who has been the editorial assistant and proofreader on the magazine for almost nine years, decided that her full-time job as associate director for publications was enough work for any one woman (actually, it's enough for two women providing they don't happen to be Mary Jane Reynolds) and asked to be relieved of the extra work of the magazine so she could spend more time with her son. Six months ago, De Gilmore took up that task and Mary Jane's name disappeared from the masthead, although she carried on in the publications office. Then, the Alumni Office began changing secretarial help like it was going out of style and every other week we had what appeared to be a new class notes editor, which meant new training and an additional load on De Gilmore. So Mary Jane came back on the magazine to help with the final proofing and editing, this time sans masthead listing. We have also had a series of three different advertising managers on the magazine in the past year but somehow we have managed to survive. Perhaps, now that we are in the breather months (at least for the magazine) between March and September, we can get things straightened out and make the deadlines with a little more promptness than we have during the past three issues. A TECH suffered a loss much more important than our insignificant turnovers recently and we thought you should know about it. Roy Mundorff, Sr., who was a teacher and a basketball coach at Tech for over a quarter of a century, was hit by a heart attack at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum during Tech's first basketball game of the season. He died two days later in an Atlanta hospital. Knowing Roy as we did, this seemed to be the place for him to have his attack—watching the game that he loved and which was so much a part of his life for so many years. When we heard the news, we were in a hotel room in Chicago and our thoughts drifted back to the first time we ever saw a Tech team play basket-

ball. It was the Kentucky game of the 1939-40 season and as a freshman we \ watched Carlton Lewis, Boneyard ' Johnson and company whip the mighty Rupp and company in the old gym. Roy was the coach and beating Kentucky was just as important to him and just as much a pleasure as it became to Whack Hyder a couple of decades later. Roy was a fixture around Tech basketball games in recent years, first as the major-domo of the Southeaster^ Conference officials and finally, just as a man who liked the game. And he will be missed by those of us he used to like to talk with during those moments when the action lagged. A SPEAKING of basketball, this 196667 edition of Whack Hyder's troops was an exciting one. And except for all of those injuries to Phil Wagner and Stan Guth, it might have had one of the best Tech records in history instead of the best in four years. As it was, the team finished with a 17-9 record, after losing two heartbreakers (to Tulane and N. C. State) on the road which kept it from getting a major tournament bid. The team rallied to beat FSU and Miami in its final appearances at home and crushed Georgia in its other road game. With Wagner setting the pace, this team set 14 individual, team, and Coliseum records. Wagner, who next year as a -senior should be a strong contender for all-star honors, led the Yellow Jackets in eight offensive categories this season while setting one individual mark. The 6-iy 2 backcourter shot an amazing 56.4 per cent from the floor to break the Tech standard. All of this despite missing five games because of an injury. In pre-season interviews, Coach John "Whack" Hyder had predicted this would be the finest shooting team in Tech history. And the final 1966-67 statistics certainly made him a prophet. The Jackets broke records—all set just last year—in field goal percentage, field goals made, total points, and points per game. With no starter over 6-4, the Jackets shot better than 45 per cent in 21 of 26 games and were over 50 per cent in 13. Ironically, the two hottest nights were on the road—64.4 at Clemson (a new record) and 61.9 at Georgia. Pres Judy, one of only three seniors on the squad, also collected his share of marks. Against Florida State, Tech's next to last opponent, Judy scored 40 points on 18 field goals in 27 attempts. B.W. 3


THE MARCH 1967

GEORGIA TECH Volume 45

ALUMNUS

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THE COVER The beauty and noise of the current Tech construction boom are wrapped up in this photograph of a pneumatic drill operator at work on the demolition of the top of the west stands of Grant Field. The destruction of this segment of the stadium took so long that the contractor fell four weeks behind schedule and had to go to a stepped-up work week to insure that the new Alumni Addition will be completed by September. Photograph by W. W. Childress, Jr.

CONTENTS 3.

Ramblin'—editorial staff changes are bugging the editor.

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The Professor Speaks Out—a new series begins.

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Suddenly, This Is Hard-Hat Country—construction at Tech.

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Money Isn't Everything—at least to the IM's.

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The Complete Technologist—fantasy with a touch of truth.

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The Competitor—Coach Bud Carson is profiled.

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The Georgia Tech Journal—all the latest news.

THE GEORGIA TECH NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES—Alvin M. Ferst, president o Howard Ector, Marietta, vice president » L. L. Gellerstedt, vice president • D. B. Blalock, Jr., treasurer • W. Roane Beard, executive secretary • Raymond A. Jones, Charlotte, N.C. • L. Travis Brannon, Jr. • L. Massey Clarkson • Madison F. Cole, Newnan « George W. Felker, III, Monroe • Dakin B. Ferris • Allen S. Hardin • J. Leland Jackson, Macon • J. Erskine Love, Jr. • Philip J. Malonson, Marietta • Willard B. McBurney • George A. Morris, Jr., Columbus •Thomas V. Patton, Doraville • Charles H. Peterson, Metter • James P. Poole • S. B. Rymer, Jr., Cleveland, (Tenn.) © Talbert E. Smith, Jr. • J. Frank Stovall, Jr., Griffin • Marvin Whitlock, Chicago 9 Brian D. Hogg, associate secretary • Bill Poteet, assistant secretary «

THE GEORGIA TECH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES—Oscar G. Davis, president • J. J. McDonough, vice president • Henry W. Grady, treasurer • Joe W. Guthridge, executive secretary • Ivan Allen, Jr. • John P. Baum, Milledgeville • Fuller E. Callaway, Jr., LaGrange • Robert H. Ferst • Y. Frank Freeman, Hollywood, California • Jack F. Glenn • Ira H. Hardin • Julian T. Hightower, Thomaston • Wayne J. Holman, Jr., New Brunswick • Howard B. Johnson • George T. Marchmont, Dallas • George W. McCarty • Jack J. McDonough • Walter M. Mitchell • Frank H. Neely • William A. Parker • Hazard E. Reeves, New York • I. M. Sheffield • Hal L. Smith • John C. Staton • Howard T. Tellepsen, Houston • Robert Tharpe • William C. Wardlaw, Jr. • Robert H. White • George W. Woodruff • Charles R. Yates •

THE EDITORIAL STAFF Robert B. Wallace, Jr., editor • De Gilmore, editorial assistant • Harriet Erwin, class notes editor • Bill Poteet, advertising manager i

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, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30332. Subscription price (35c per copy) included in the membership dues. Second class postage paid at Atlanta, Georgia.


THE PROFESSOR SPEAKS OUT

The Alumnus begins a series in which individual faculty members have their say on any subject that happens to be bothering them.

THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM HAS FALLEN SHORT OF ITS GOAL in the Fulbright program is one of the great honors that can come to a teacher. But it is a program with some serious pitfalls that have been glossed over. In particular, the Fulbright program has fallen short of its goal of providing proper guidance to institutions of higher learning in developing countries. We have assumed, in the timehonored American way, that if a program worked here it would work anywhere. Many developing countries are putting great effort into creating quality institutions of higher learning. These countries need help from established universities as well as from the U.N. But we run into some confusion when we try to determine the best way to help burgeoning institutions. Maybe the idea of supplying aid in the form of individual professors for appointments of a year or two is not the answer. From my experience, this approach lacks that important ingredient, continuity. Developing countries primarily want assistance in setting up a curriculum, and we know from our own experience in this country that the time interval between the idea of a curriculum and its actual implementation is longer than the one or two years a visiting professor can spend at a university. The individual professor going abroad still provides a stimulus to the existing programs. But developing countries need that continuity above everything else. And then many areas where a professor can be of service demand tenure. One of these is counseling students about post-graduate training in a particular field. Advice can only be given when there has been extensive con-i tact between a professor and a student \

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and the syllabus the student is taking. Consequently, better student counseling could be given by faculty members who have had a common background and close contact with the student during his career. Developing countries frequently ask advice on the purchase of capital equipment. Such advice can best be given when a particular direction for the department has been established. A third area in which assistance can be given is research. The permanent staff of the developing institution could participate in programs which are being carried out in the departments of the host institution and visiting lecturers could give seminars and short courses to staff members. Here, the primary problem of a professor going abroad with a research project at his own institution, is that he has a certain obligation to his institution and to his graduate students. He cannot be gone for an extended period of time. Britain has approached the problem from a different perspective in relation to her commonwealth countries. The host institution in England creates a sort of embryo institution in the developing country. The advantage is that continuity is present throughout the development of the institution. The disadvantage is that the curriculum is a carbon copy of the one in the host institution. Initiative is stiffled further because the administration is modeled after the old. As a result there is no initiative on the part of the developing school to create new administration procedures which might be more adapted to their needs and to the country. Imitation also saps the initiative of academic personnel, and as soon as the host institution removes its guidance, the lack of initiative begins

to manifest itself. The new school is likely to flounder for a generation or so, declining in respect in the academic community. The apparent compromise between the alternatives of a professor on a short tenure and guidance from the host institution at all levels would seem to be a departmental cooperation. This cooperation should take place over a five to ten year period. Administrative decisions should be left to the developing institution. The results should be a department patterned after the original school. But the administrative procedures, the initiative for implementation of the curriculum, and the development of other disciplines would come from within the developing institution. Continuity could be resolved on a departmental basis. A professor might leave his school for a year, return to the country, and have another member of his department replace him. This would insure a continuity and a closer relationship could be maintained. A syllabus could be set up, with implementation left to the people at the developing institution. Continuity could be maintained by different people with a common goal and common background. If the contributing universities were restricted to assisting in the development of a single discipline, the other disciplines could receive assistance from other institutions. This would enable administrators of developing schools to select the best educational procedures, and mold them to fit a particular curriculum. But then there is the problem of financing the arrangement. Again, it would have to be done through either the United Nations, foimdation supTECH ALUMNUS


Dr. James R. Stevenson, shown at the right with a student, is an associate professor of physics who spent the 1965-66 academic year as visiting professor of physics at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. As acting head of the department there and as a Fulbright lecturer, he formulated some strong opinions about the entire Fulbright program. Photograph—Deloye Burrell

port, or foreign aid assistance from contributing countries. Currently, an effort is under way in this country to provide centers of excellence in which the federal government supports a particular discipline in a promising institution for periods of about five years. My feeling is that the procedure should also be followed for foreign aid programs in education. Some independent foundations in the United States are beginning to look at institutions of higher learning in Africa and other developing countries with the idea of creating regional centers of excellence for particular disciplines. Efforts by the United Nations have been restricted to sending individuals to institutions for one or two years. Money which is being used for educational assistance needs to be rechanneled so it will be used more efficiently. While in Kumasi, I found the students surprisingly well prepared. Most had come up under the English system and some had been taught science courses in the secondary schools by Peace Corps members, who are, by the way, doing an excellent job. In addition, the university in Kumasi ran a two-year pre-university course primarily for students who didn't have access to good science programs in their secondary schools. The pre-university courses were the equivalent in subject matter to freshman and sophomore courses at Tech and by the time they entered the university, students were really at the junior level. The faculty was quite cosmopolitan —about half were Ghanian who had received their education abroad, about 25 per cent were English and the remaining 25 per cent were primarily East European and Indian. MARCH 1967

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SUDDENLY THIS IS HARD-HAT COUNTRY

Photographed by W. W. Childress, Jr


In its long history, the Georgia Tech campus has never seen or heard anything quite like the current construction program

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HIS is a time of hard hats and pneumatic drills and pile drivers and giant cranes and tunnel digging and harsh noises and above all of sidewalk superintendents at Tech, for never in the Institute's history has there been anything remotely resembling the number of diversity of construction projects now underway on the campus. On any given day, a man standing in front of the Administration Building can watch the roofers scaling the tower to add a set of new gray shingles and be assaulted by the sounds of the wrecking ball and air hammers trying to tear down the top segment of the West Stands or those of the steel workers putting up the superstructure for the new graduate addition to the Library or those made by the carpenters as they work on one of the three buildings of the Space Science and Technology complex at the Hemphill entrance to the campus. If this does not suit his fancy he can move down to the area in front of the Textile Building to watch tunnel diggers making their way under Hemphill Avenue to ready the area for the new central chilling equipment and steamline expansion that will serve new buildings both on the present campus and in the urban renewal area across the street. Or if he wishes to see something closer to completion he can wander down to the corner of Sixth and Plum and watch the workers put the finishing touches on the new Physics Building and the addition to the Radioisotopes and Bioengineering Laboratory. All of this building, a total of nine projects with construction costs alone amounting to approximately $13,500,000 lias brought with it a distracting influence that would rival the appearance of a Hollywood star or a Playboy Bunny on the campus. One school director remarked that his research people have not completed a single significant project since these unbelievable acrobatic steel workers began putting on their show on the Library addition. "I spend all of my time," he added, "trying to lure my staff away from the windows and back to their labs. The worst part of it is that every time I go to the window, I get hooked myself." And the current construction boom is nowhere near its end. Currently in various design stages are the long-awaited Student Center, a new Chemistry Building, dormitories for undergraduate, graduate students and coeds, a new Civil Engineering Building, and the first segment of the new Engineering Experiment Station complex. On the pages that follow, a student photographer presents his impressions of the torn-up Tech of today that will become the finally-adequate campus of tomorrow.


HARD-HAT COUNTRY—continued

The chief recreation of the Tech students and faculty now seems to be watching the acrobatics of the construction workers as they go about what to them is their routine

Alumnus Larry Gellerstedt (left above), president of Beers Construction, who is building the new library addition, talks with his job superintendent on the site, while a pair of steelworkers (right) work on the skeleton that towers over Tech.

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The award for the toughest job on the campus has to go to those intrepid souls who walk the top of the Tech tower getting ready to put the new white roof on it.

Hard hats are everywhere from an excavation worker climbing out of a hole (below left) to a steelworker preparing a section.


HARD-HAT COUNTRY—continued

Sidewalk engineering and large and noisy equipment seem to be active in every area of the campus from North Avenue to Sixth


The Tech students and faculty were not the only sidewalk superintendents offering free advice to the project superintendents as these two pictures indicate.

The most shocking effect in campus offices came from the ball used to destroy the old light towers at Grant Field (left) while the giant crane used to move the steel on the library got the most attention.

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At stages the construction work left ruins reminiscent of ancient Greece and completed buildings as modern as tomorrow's cities HARD-HAT C UNT

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The completed version of NASA Space Sciences and Technology Building 1 at the corner of Hemphill and Uncle Heinie Way is a real contrast to the ruins of the West Stand light towers (left) and the beginnings of NASA 2 opposite NASA 1.


A new survey uncovers the fact that

MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING THAT MAKES AN I.M. TICK HE Industrial Management gradu- the northeast, more and more are ate, circa mid-twentieth century, listening to the line of companies in looks into the mirror and sees a the midwest. man who is different from his brother Techmen are city men, in spite of IM's who have earned degrees over the the fact that most of them remain in last three decades. Yet in many ways the southeast and most of them come the image has not changed. Since originally from small towns. Salary is Georgia Tech's Industrial Manage- not the lure that seems to attract ment School first opened its doors in them to metropolitan areas. Snow and 1937, its graduates have traditionally Kimmel discovered no relation bereflected the man who is a native of tween the size of the town and the size the Southeast, a transfer from another of the salary. school on campus, and more interested But, the size of the organization in going to work than getting a gradu- does appear to be significant. It's the ate degree. smaller firms that appear to be giving IM M S candidate Charles Snow out the bigger pay envelopes. The took the first long look at alumni of Snow study concluded that men in 50the Industrial Management School in 100 employee companies had the largthe spring of 1961. Five years later an- est salaries. Kimmel found that men other graduate student, Bob Kimmel, in the 1959-61 class were reaping the conducted a similar study of all the greatest financial benefits from comgraduates and updated the Snow re- panies with 101-500 employees. The port to include men who earned de- students with the most recent degrees were more successful in companies grees between 1962-65. By 1966, the School had graduated with a maximum of 20 employees. 5,310 students. Both times that the The relation of the bank book to alumni were queried about 62 per cent the report card produced some surprisresponded. ing results. Snow had discovered that Salary-wise, the Techman looks Techmen who earned a 3.0 or better good, indeed. And the graduate who grade point average made the best salchooses to remain in the state, as a aries, while those who scored below a large percentage do, has often made a 2.0 were doing the poorest. better financial choice than his classOther studies support the relationmates. Snow noted that graduates from ship between good marks and good 1949-51 who remained in Georgia took money. The authors conceded that perhome pay checks topped only by their haps three years or less is just not classmates in the southwest. By the sufficient time to draw a conclusion time Kimmel investigated this same about grades and salary. When Kimgroup, salaries were higher in the mel studied the 1959-61 graduates, he northeast, midwest, and southwest. did find a correlation between marks Although salaries for men who grad- and money. uated from 1959-61 were lowest in It is interesting to note that grades Georgia, 1962-65 alumni again had seem to have made as much as $4,000 climbing salaries, and by 1966 Georgia per year difference in some cases. The salaries were exceeded only by those 1949-51 graduates with a 3.0 and above paid in the midwest. Midwestern pay average were making an average of was an average of $9,156, while in $13,265 by 1961 and $17,806 by 1966, Georgia the average was $8,399. while men with a point average below The studies reflect that most IM 2.0 increased their salaries in the same students come from Georgia, and most time from $11,295 to $13,995. of them start their career in the state. The IM who enters the business Figures indicate, while there is a slow world today can hope to make twice but steady decline of Industrial Man-; as much as his 1949 predecessor. In agement graduates attracted by jobs in '49 graduates had an average starting

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salary of $3,602. The men who were granted degrees in 1965 went to jobs where the average starting salary was $6,777. Regardless of any other variables, the amount of money the graduate pockets seems to be a function of time, with the biggest pay checks going to the men who have been out of school the longest. Out of the class of 1949, 17 per cent have incomes in excess of $25,000, and most of the members (19.5 per cent) are earning between $15,001 and $17,500. Of the men who received diplomas from Tech a decade later, only 2.8 per cent have broken the $25,000 mark. The percentage is heaviest at 15.9 taking home $10,501 to $11,500. No member of the class of 1965 has broken into the charmed circle earning $25, 000. Highest paid, 1.4 per cent, have five figure salaries with the top pay $15,000. Most of the class of '65 fall into the category which is earning $6,501-$7,500—35 per cent. But money isn't the only measure that makes an IM tick. Armed with four years of study, the graduates choose jobs from a wide spectrum. The most lucrative areas are investments, self-employment, and sales management. At the bottom of the list are production engineering, accounting, and purchasing. Kimmel discovered that graduates are actually job hopping less today then they were five years ago. The original Snow report indicated that 61 per cent of the graduates stayed with their first or second employer. Techmen have become even more loyal, and now the number has risen to 71 per cent. Kimmel reports that salary drops substantially when a person works for more than five companies. There was a single exception. One graduate working for his ninth employer was earning $18,750. Snow and Kimmel found that sales management is the most popular field for majors, but it is loosing ground. The big gainer is computer related work. Nine graduates from 1937 to 1951 entered this field. But in the next 13 years, the number took a whopping jump to 116. Reflections from the studies—shifts in job titles, the nature of the work performed, the size of the company, salary earned and other factors have indicated to the school that their education program should continue to be broadly based, and not too highly specialized in one area. MARY ANN WALKER TECH ALUMNUS


THE COMPLETE TECHNOLOGIST Marian Van Landingham suggests that perhaps a new approach to engineering education must be made for the student's sake

in pen-striped overalls started the engine, and cocking his head, listened to the machine's coughings. Tentatively, he unscrewed and then tightened several bolts, examined the attachments of some wires, and then, his brow furrowed in concentration, turned and walked across the shed floor to a beat-up tool chest resting against a brick-wall—a wall that was once white, and before that, green, and before that, grey—now, nothing but cracks and broken blisters of paint. The chest was heavy and his right side bent under the load as his left arm went rigid for balance. Back beside the sick motor, he dropped the box with a loud clunk that grew to monstrous dimensions in the galvanized steel, brick, and concrete shed where there were only iron machines and great cubes of stone for furniture. The mechanic chose a heavy wrench, fitted it onto a large bolt on the side of the engine, and with half-circle jerks, began to loosen it. An engineer, leaning against the brick wall, watched as the calloused, grimy hands lifted off piece after piece of the motor, feeling their way into the heart of the two-ton machine. Somewhere in this crane that was used to hoist great slabs of quarried rock, was an illness. Was it an electric nerve? The digestive carburator? A defective valve in the

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The Technologist—continued arterial system? The engineer stepped forward, sharply brushed the shoulder of his suit coat in case the crumbly paint had left a smudge, and walked over to where the mechanic was working. Perhaps because he could not smoke in the shop, he reached into the tool box and picked up a small drill bit and, absent-mindedly, rolled it between his palms as he watched. "What do you think is wrong? Is it going to cost us much to repair? You know, if this equipment keeps breaking down, the job is going to end up costing us money. The guarantee has six more months to run." "Huh. Yea," Jim Brown muttered as he lifted off another piece of iron. "Yea, what?" An irritated furrowing of the brow crossed Brian Campbell's clean-cut face. "Oh. Nothing. Sorry, wasn't listening too good. Gotta tear this whole thing down to see what's wrong." "Oh great. Then it'll probably be three or four hours before you pan fix it and get it back together. That will put us late starting for the city." Leaning back against a big stone slab, his chin resting on his fist, Campbell muttered: "Why on earth do we specialize in building equipment for quarries out in the sticks?" Brown did not appear to hear him and since Campbell knew that what he had said was meaningless anyway, he just stood back quietly for a while, feeling like an unnecessary bolt. Finally, in as casual a tone as he could master, lined with an ironical tinge he remarked: "Well, while you're doing that, I think I'll go shoot the breeze with the manager and see if I can't sell him some more super rigs we can come out here to fix." A barely audible, "O.K.," came from under the machine. His heavy, bruised-leather shoes were now all that was visible of Brown.

Outside the administration building he found Jim Brown leaning against the car, his tool chest on the gravel beside him. "What was the matter?" Campbell asked as he unlocked the automobile. "Drive shaft cracked. Had to do some welding. It was a mess to get into. You engineers ought to design those things so we could get in and repair them easier." "Sorry, I did not have anything to do with it. We'll have to send a protest petition to the design boys up at the home plant."

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"Daddy! Daddy!" a tow-headed litthe girl ran to meet him, and sweeping her up into his arms, Campbell gave her a big hug. Then put her down and embraced his wife who was waiting in the kitchen. Hungrily he ate the potatoes, roast, and peas telling about what he hoped was a big sale between bites. Mary Campbell sipped coffee, listening, occasionally asking questions. As he finished and started to get up, she stopped him. "Wait, I have a surprise for you. I baked a pie this afternoon. From scratch. No mix, believe it or not." "No kidding? Sounds great. Let's have some." As Mary Campbell stuck a fork in her own masterpiece, a musing expression floated across her face. You know, Brian. It's funny—I really enjoyed making this pie. Maybe that is what makes it taste better. What do you think?" "I think you're probably right. You know, Mary, there is something to making things with your own hands and brains—or repairing something so it works again. Not many of us get this kind of satisfaction many ways any more." His expression was suddenly exceedingly sad, with a perplexed quality Mary had rarely seen on the handsome, smooth face of her husband—and she was surprised. But before anything else was said, Brian got up abruptly and went into the den to scan the evening paper. Shrugging inwardly, Mary picked up his dishes and at the sink, began rinsing them out, placing them in the dishwasher.

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.L/RESSED in tweed sports jacket and dark brown slacks, the consultant from Metro Tech was eating a mid-morning breakfast by himself in the company cafeteria when Brian Campbell came in for coffee. "Hi, mind if I join you? But if you're meditating on new plots for making this hard-nosed, hardware concern aware of the great, wide wonderful world—don't let me interfere." "Uh? Oh, sit down, Brian. To tell you the truth I wasn't meditating—• just sleeping while awake. My mind is incapable of plotting anything before a cup of coffee has perked through to it. How're you today?" "O.K., I guess. Though sometimes, TECH ALUMNUS


to tell you the truth, I feel pretty abstract in this nuts and bolts business." "Good grief, what a concerned statement at 9 in the morning. Something eating on you?" "Yes, as a matter of fact. Because of the way you guys over at the school teach I—" "Now, now," Dr. Benjamin Rayburn interrupted in mocking horror. "Your education was full of strivings towards excellence as we say in the academic world." "No—listen to me. I mean it. I am perfectly aware that it is absolutely necessary for engineering universities to concentrate now-a-days on basic engineering and scientific principles— because fields are so complex and hardware is changing so fast. Only by having a broad understanding of these principles can we comprehend the developments around us. But this does not keep me from feeling uncomfortable when I stand and watch a skilled mechanic with a real understanding for machines put a complicated piece of equipment to running. Sure, I know about the machine in a theoretical way but I could not build it or make it work again. That mechanic, like a farmer who has planted a crop, weeded it, and finally harvested it—has a certain feeling of tangible accomplishment. My accomplishments are a lot less tangible and are more in the form of mental maneuverings than of the construction or repair of something real." "Intangible except in terms of dollars at the end of the month when all your talking and figure shuffling, and slide-rule calculating brings in a check that mechanic can not begin to approach," Dr. Rayburn observed wryly. "Right. That's the main way it is tangible. But I suppose this is true of a lot of jobs today." "I'm sure it is," the professor's tone was very serious. He brushed scattered salt grains on the table into an ant-sized pile with his forefinger, while thinking, then added: "A number of people have recognized the problem involved in this lose of a sense of actual creation. It is something I personally do not feel that non-serious hobbies and puttering in crafts can fulfill because there is no sense of necessity with these. "Now I suppose that if you were a member of a team of research engineers and scientists working on an advanced project, you could take pride MARCH 1967

in contributing to the creation of something new—but somehow this is not as satisfynig as you conceiving and accomplishing even a simple problem on your own. Am I right?" "Absolutely." "I suppose a mechanic does get some enjoyment out of bringing a greasy old machine back to life—but we must both admit that not all mechanics, by any means, are skilled artisans who really understand what they are doing. Mechanics must often be frustrated by a lack of comprehension of the processes they are working with." "Oh, I grant that. Face some of them with a new machine they have not been taught now to take apart and they are completely at sea. The best, however, do get a certain tangible satisfaction from their work, I still say." '"All right. If you say so." The professor smiled and then shaking his head said: "My gosh, what a conversation! I've got a meeting with Taylor. Let me know if you decide to go to a trade school to become the complete engineer." It was three months before Campbell saw Dr. Rayburn again and was greet warmly by him in a hallway. "Say, Brian, have something to tell you. Got a minute?" "Important? Sure. Come into my office. Pull up a chair."

T X. HE professor lit a pipe and then began: "Campbell, you remember the conversation we had a few months ago —about you wanting to be able to build something with your own hands?" "Certainly. What about it?" Campbell was resting his chin on his fist, a quizzical expression on his face. "Well, your comments started me to thinking and then I talked to other members of my department. And the result of all this is that we have come up with something for you to build— all the way from conceiving the framework, to the organizational design, and the working out of the practical operations. Then you can worry about keeping it working." "What in the name of the almighty computer are you talking about?" "Hold on. A college theme, unlike a news story, builds up to its conclusions. It can not be cut off until it has explained all possible ramifications. O.K.?" "O.K. Take your time. I'll only miss a few dollars' work."

"Well, this project will be engineering in its broadest sense—the coordination of men and ideas and machinery (though the machinery will not be literal) to do a job that we have decided needs to be done: a job you yourself pin-pointed needed to be done. "If you recall, you made the assertion that while the education of today's engineer is excellent in giving him a broad and deep understanding of the principles of engineering and of science which is useful, even necessary, in lending comprehension to our technological world, the engineering student does not have the opportunity to conceive, build, or repair anything. Later, the only opportunity for creativity he finds is as part of a team. Right?" "Of course." "Now—back at the university we hit upon the idea of setting up a junior year abroad for our students to get experience. . . ." "Junior year abroad? You all must be nuts. Experience in what? Looking at ancient buildings and learning to drink old country beer?" "Stop! Maybe I shouldn't have used that particular expression, because the concepts are a little different. What we are talking about is getting jobs for students in industry in less developed countries where there is not the degree of specialization we have here and where there is not always an expert that can be called in to solve a problem. Students will have to learn to use their minds and hands to solve practical matters—most likely in a jack-ofall trades way. This ought to give them a real feeling for all phases of engineering. "Furthermore, since they will have to solve these in the context of another culture, working with people who perhaps have values different from from their own, their understanding of themselves and their awareness of other people should be enlarged. This may make them better citizens in their own country, make it easier for them to become responsible managers—or enter the expanding fields of international business in the years after they graduate. Industries in developing nations should find them useful because very often they are short of technologically trained workers." "It sounds great. Real action before you're a manager at 55. But what am I supposed to do?" "Build the program. Single-handedly if you like." The professor's face broke into a vast pleased panorama. 19


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The inspirational force behind Carson's Raiders, now elevated to the top boss of the Yellow Jackets, is not a man to be taken lightly ago, the band director and the football coach of the junior high school in a small town in western Pennsylvania had a tug-of-war over a tiny eighth grader who was both a talented trumpet player and a sensational singlewing tailback. The boy's father, supervisor of the finishing department in the local steel mill, finally interceded in favor of athletics, and Bud Carson was on his way to becoming the fourth head football coach in Georgia Tech's history rather than a miniature version of Al Hirt. "From that time on I never had any doubt about what I wanted to do when I finished college," recalled Carson on the day he was picked to succeed Bobby Dodd. "Coaching was all I ever thought about, even though I was well aware of the unstable nature of the profession." The year following the musicianathlete argument, Carson started at tailback for Freeport High School, despite the fact that he weighed in at only 114 pounds. By his senior year, the eldest of the four Carson boys to star for the school, was one of the most-respected athletes in a section of the country renowned as a choice hunting ground for top football players. In his final year, he made allConference in football and basketball, was runner-up to Ed Modzelewski of

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college and pro fame as the best football player in the region, and was named the best all-around athlete in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League. But when Bud Carson began thinking of a college football scholarship, the best he could come up with was an offer or two from small colleges in the area. "I decided I wanted to go to the Naval Academy," said Carson, who was the top male graduate as well as president of the student body in high school. "But they kept telling me I wasn't ready and suggesting that I go to prep school." Carson, who has a reputation for not giving up easily, set out to find himself a football scholarship in the South. "I guess I had more tryouts against more defenses than any young football player ever had," he muses. "Everyone would look at me and say that my record was excellent but that my size was against me. 'Let's see what you can do,' they would always add. I don't know what would have happened to me if I had come along later when tryouts were banned. North Carolina finally took a chance on me in the summer after I graduated even though I wasn't at my best the day they got a look at me." His career as a 165-pound Tarheel was a carbon of the one he had in high school. He was a starter at defensive

safety during his first two years and played both ways as a senior after the departure of the fabled Charlie Justice. But his senior year, which began so spectacularly when he set a one-game record for punt returns against North Carolina State (seven for 188 yards including one of 85 yards for a score) ended in disillusionment, even though he made allConference as a defensive back and was third in the nation in punt returns. In the second game against Georgia (of all people) Carson suffered a cracked bone in his ankle and missed three games and was not up to his own standards the rest of the year. "All in all, it was the most disappointing year of my life," he says now. " I expected so much and produced so little." In his freshman year, he had suffered a crack on the same ankle and the injury became famous after a fashion because it was the reason why all Carolina backs wore the old-style, high-cut shoes in an era when practically every other team had switched to the low cuts. "A salesman came by practice one afternoon and begged Coach Snavely to try the low-cut shoes," recalled ex-Tarheel Dick Bestwick, now a Tech assistant coach. "The coach finally agreed to give them a try just to shut the man up, and Carson was selected to be the guinea TECH ALUMNUS


The night after his selection as head coach, Bud Carson and his wife, Jean, watched as the Jackets upset his Alma Mater, 82-80, in the best game of the year.

versity. There must be a moral in that somewhere." pig. On the first play, he started to When Carson graduated, he immedisweep the end, got hit, and cracked his ately reported to the Marine Corps as ankle. I can still remember. Coach a reserve second lieutenant. After Snavely standing over Bud, quietly state-side training, he ended up in say, 'That's it. Carolina will never Korea where he distinguished himself wear low tops as long as I am the by being named the oustanding player coach.' And until Coach Tatum joined in the Rice Bowl, a service classic in the staff, they always wore those high Japan. "I liked the Marines," he said. shoes." "And at one time I even toyed with the idea of making it a career. But an Although Carson finished in the upper half of his class, he now muses that operation and my long-standing ambihe had the wrong idea in college. "I tion to try football coaching turned me wanted to be a great football player back to civilian life." and I concentrated too much on it. I His first coaching job was at Scottshould have worked harder on my dale (Pennsylvania) High School. studies. And you can bet that this is One of the wealthiest residential secone part of the Dodd philosophy that tions in the state, Scottdale is just a I am really going to put to work. We few miles south of Carson's homeare going back to the compulsory town. He produced a 16-2-1 record study halls for the freshmen and there and became engaged to the forweaker students, and we are planning mer Jean Hetrich of Natrona Heights to reinstitute the rules about cutting whom he had met during his high classes and missing study halls and school days. "Jean got an idea about tutoring sessions. The old make-up what it was going to be like to be a classes at 6:00 in the morning for coach's wife at Scottdale, so nothing those who are not putting out in then- that happens in the business surprises studies or who are missing the study her. She has the best attitude of any hall and tutoring sessions are back in football widow I know." vogue here after a five-year absence. In 1958, the Carsons moved back to It's tough enough finding good foot- Chapel Hill when Bud joined the staff ball players who can get into Tech. of Jim Tatum as head freshman coach. We sure don't want to start losing a He had a sensational 5-0 break-in year bunch of them because they are not and was immediately promoted to the working after they finally get into the varsity as defensive backfield coach. school. "Coach Tatum was to me what Coach "You know I only flunked one Neyland was to Coach Dodd," he course in college, but I'll never forget says. "When things went wrong in a it. The course was in American His- game he blamed himself and his astory and the professor who failed me< sistants but never the boys on the is now the Chancellor of the Uni-, team. He was the first great organizer THE COMPETITOR-cont'd.

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I ever met and he made us all toe the mark. My ideas of coaching and running a staff are a combination of the influence of a lot of coaches but the two that influenced me most were Coach Tatum and Coach Dodd and the only regret is that I didn't work under either one of them long enough to get all the help I now feel I need." Tatum's sudden death shook Carson badly and he stayed on as defensive backfield coach for another four years. "It was a bad mistake. I kept turning down jobs at other schools to stay at the place I thought of as home. I didn't really realize what I had done to myself until I got to Tech and Coach Dodd talked to me about the error of staying at one level in assistant coaching too long. His statement about this and the Wolfean implications of going back home to coach had a great deal to do with the fact that I didn't get into the battle for the top job at Carolina when it came open this year. "When I finally realized that I had to get away from Chapel Hill if I were ever to have a shot at a head coaching job, I tentatively accepted a job as head of the defense at a western college. When I came home that evening and told Jean where we were going to live, she just told me that I would have to commute to Chapel Hill; she wasn't leaving the South. A few days later, I took the defensive job at South Carolina. We had a good year at South Carolina and then I got the chance at the Tech defensive job and here I am. Funny how things work out. If Jean hadn't refused to go west, I might have been stuck in an assistant's job the rest of my life instead of being here in what is obviously, at least to me, the top coaching job in the business." Carson's sensational handling of the defense this past year was one of the reasons he became a favorite for the Tech vacancy the day that Bobby Dodd stepped out. Dodd made no secret of the fact that Carson's new defensive approach (which was really alien to all that Dodd had been indoctrinated in since his Tennessee days) was the main reason Tech had a 9-1 season rather than the expected 6-4. "The spirit of Carson's Raiders was almost unbelievable," said Dodd. "Those defensive boys believed in him and when I retired, I called in the TECH ALUMNUS


seniors from both the offensive and defensive units to see what the men who were graduating had to say about him. I knew he was popular and respected by the players but I never expected the consistently strong endorsements I got from the seniors. Not one of them talked about anyone else as a possibility for my job. Looking back on it, this, more than anything else, influenced my decision to recommend Bud for the job without reservation." Hearing Dodd talk like this brings back a conversation with Sammy Burke, the top defensive safety on last year's squad. "Coach Carson," said Sammy during a road trip, "knows more about football than any coach I have ever been around. He knows every move that every man on the defense should be making under every conceivable circumstance. How he keeps all of that in his head and then communicates it to us is a mystery to me. I wish I had another year to play under him." The day after Carson was named head coach, Burke said in a half-kidding manner, "I have a good notion to change my name, dye my hair, and come back and try it for another three years." Carson's life-long love affair with defense is not about to come to an end now that he is a head coach. The new men he has hired for his staff reflect his philosophies, and the fact remains that every one of the four has had most of his coaching experience on the defensive side of the ledger. The new head of the offense, Dick Bestwick, who played at North Carolina during the Carson era and who coached with him at South Carolina, has been a defensive coach until this year when he was elevated to head of the offense at Pittsburgh just before he left there for the Tech job. Vince Carillot, the

architect of the Michigan State backfield defense, originally took the head defensive job, but suddenly returned to East Lansing to be an administrator after the second day of practice. Dub Fesperman of last year's staff was then named head of the defense. Bob Thaiman, who also coached at North Carolina with Carson, was for four years head of the Tarheel defense and two as chief of the offense. He will be the defensive backfield coach. Bobby Franklin was a defensive backfield specialist with the Cleveland Browns and at Tech he will be offensive backfield coach. The rest of the staff after realignment looks like this: Lew Woodruff will become head freshman coach relieving John McKenna whose assistant athletic director duties combined with the responsibilities as head of the physical training department made it imperative that he give up his coaching duties. Jack Griffin will stay on to coach the offensive ends with Bestwick doing the offensive line of scrimmage as well as the overall offense. Bob Thalman, Bill Fulcher, and Richard Bell will work with Fesperman on defense. Jesse Berry and Jim Luck will continue as scouts and B-team coaches, and Spec Landrum and Dynamite Goodloe will continue recruiting. This seemingly over-emphasis on defensive experience does not mean a lack of attention to the offense. Carson intends to take the responsibility for the offense himself and along with Bestwick and the rest of the offensive staff he wants to build a multiple offense for the coming year. "I believe that a team must establish its running game against the best teams it must face during a season," he says. "And that is what we intend to attempt to do. We will throw the ball often but

we do not intend to live by the pass. No team can in today's college football and survive. We are planning our offensive attack for the maximum use of the element of surprise and we think that the multiple system, which encompasses the best concepts from formations varying from the pro set to the I, is the best for our needs. "Building an offensive line of scrimmage and replacing our departing three defensive backs and two of our linebackers are our major problems. Our assets are a strong, experienced defensive line and the offensive backfield." As a start in solving these problems and others Carson thinks are just as important in the long run, the new head coach has been meeting with his entire staff every day for the past three weeks. The meetings are long and tiring and it is likely that some members of the staff have never quite seen anything like them. During the first week, Tech's new recruiting program was developed and new assignments made in this area. The second week was spent on breaking down personnel and making new assignments for the start of spring practice. It would be ridiculous in the light of past experience to hazard any guesses as to how the Jackets will line up next fall. Carson is an experimenter, as he showed during last spring's practice sessions. He is going to change people around until the best 22 men are on the first units. It might be safe to say that right now very few of last year's starters beyond Lenny Snow, Bill Eastman, Tommy Carlisle, Eric Wilcox, John Lagana and Randall Edmunds are sure of a starting berth this season. It is a new era and the boys are going to have to battle for their jobs all over again. (Continued)

Top assistants and new staff members are (I to r) Dub Fesperman, Dick Bestwick, Bob Thalman, and Bobby Franklin.

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THE C O M P E T I T O R - c o n t ' d . During the first two squad meetings, this new concept seemed to have found considerable favor among the players. The idea of throwing everything up for grabs naturally is going to appeal to the greater numbers on the squad which is large this season. Carson's initial talk to the squad also brought favorable comment from the members for its inspirational value. "When he was through," said one of last year's top substitutes, "I was ready to go out and take on Georgia that afternoon. He is a very impressive man and with Coach Dodd to guide him, we think he is going to make a real impression as a head coach." One thing about Bud Carson is that he hates to lose. In fact, as a defensive coach, he considered it a personal affront when a team scored on his Raiders. But then this is not an unusual situation at Tech. "Coach Dodd hated to lose more than any man I have known," said Carson on the night of the Orange Bowl. "He doesn't show that side of himself to people who are not close to him. I have seen it and I know how hard it is for him to be the gracious loser he has always appeared to be. I hope someday to be that good a man. And I want to succeed as a head coach because he has shown such faith in me. Think of it, I had been at Tech less than 13 months when he went out on the limb for me. And he has put in a great deal of time with me since that time despite the fact that he isn't feeling his best. It is comforting to know that you have an athletic director who understands your problems, first hand, as Coach Dodd understands mine." If hard work and long hours and a sharp football sense have anything to do with developing a football coaching staff and team, Bud Carson should be a winner. "He is," says one of his assistants, "the most unbelievably dedicated coach I have ever known. He will meet all day, then spend the entire evening looking at films of pro offenses and other college offenses, trying to find just the systems that will fit in with our material. He drives us and will drive his players but he drives himself a helluva lot more than he does anybody else." This self-induced drive might best be illustrated by a pair of incidents that happened since Carson joined thÂŁ Tech staff. During the 1966 season, it 24

Carson is developing the new Tech offense himself and it will be a multiple one.

was Carson's habit to eat dinner in the players' dining hall each evening and then retire to the film room to study the movies of Tech's next opponent. However, Carson has another habit that he has been unable to break: if he sits down after he eats, he immediately goes to sleep. After a couple of his fellow coaches wandered in and caught him peacefully sleeping after the end of the film had long since left the reel, he decided to do his evening film viewing standing up. One evening, one of the Tech scouts walked into the room and saw Carson standing in back of the projector, one hand behind his back and the other on the reverse knob of the machine. The scout was so taken by the scene's resemblance to the attitude of the captain of a small boat that he immediately dubbed Carson, "The Little Skipper," a nickname that contained much more truth than poetry. And during the week when the decision was being made as to Coach Dodd's successor, Carson, the subject of much speculation concerning the job, had to be hunted down several times because someone wanted to talk with him. In every instance, he was found in the film room, calmly looking at the defensive films of the 1966 season. His complete engrossment in the films is unbelievable. One time last

season he was going over some defensive films of an early Tech game with several of his top defensive backs, among them his personal favorite, Giles Smith. As one play flashed by on the screen, Carson turned to Smith and said, "Giles, if you ever make that mistake again, I am going to take you out of the game." A few minutes later, the film showed Smith making the same error in judgment. "Giles," Carson shouted, "I just got through telling you not to make that mistake again and there you go. Don't you ever listen to me?" When he took the Tech job, he gathered Jean and his daughter, Dana, and son, Clifford, together and said, "You won't be seeing much of me for the next few weeks or so, and I want you to understand that it isn't because I don't want to be at home. If we can get through this period, I may have more time with you than I have in years." Jean Carson, who is a wise woman, reacted the same way as did Giles Smith after the film incident: she just shrugged her shoulders. Carson does not intend to bring a hard-nose era to Tech. "But I am not Bobby Dodd," he likes to say. "Nobody could be. He is one of a kind. I have to be Bud Carson and I must coach my way. The practice sessions will not be much longer. They can't TECH ALUMNUS


be at a school like Tech. But I intend to build a squad that is physically able to stand up and fight it out with anybody." On April 3, Bud Carson begins building that squad and if you want to see all of its members perform, make your plans now for the T-Day game on May 6 at 2:00 P.M. For not a solitary, healthy football player at Georgia Tech will be excused from

the practice sessions this spring. "You Carson's first Tech team. Carson goes never know the comparative abilities along with this, adding that "we will of players until they line up against ,have done a good coaching job if we each other," Carson says. "And we have a 6-4 season and a great one if must find this out during the spring. we are 7-3. But I don't intend to send We have other things to do in the any of my teams out on the field thinking we can't win a given ball fall." With the toughest schedule in many game. We will show up every Satura year facing the Tech team of 1967, day that we are scheduled and we Coach Dodd predicts that a 5-5 season will come to play or I may have to go is what the alumni should expect of back to blowing that trumpet." -*>-â&#x20AC;˘. WHEREVER the Jackets play, Yellow Jacket Confidential is there t o report the flow of action and the behind-the-scenes events t o its readers. If you are looking for a different, inside view of Tech football after each game during the season plus a spring and fall preview of the Tech squad, Yellow Jacket Confidential is for you. T h e only sportswriter t o cover every Tech game each year is Bob Wallace, now in his fifth year with the 17-year-old publication devoted to Tech football. Last season, over 40 of the Nation's top sportswriters used Yellow Jacket Confidential as column material on Tech football. You can get the complete story on the Jackets b y filling in the order blank,"now. Your subscription will start with t h e spring game letter, which follows t h e T-Day game, May 6. Please make your check out to Yellow Jacket Confidential.

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Tech Gets New Big Computer "This places Georgia Tech in the forefront of university computer centers," said president Edwin D. Harrison in announcing that Tech had acquired a $2.6 million Univac 1108-11 computer. "It places us in a position to cooperate with the University of Georgia and all elements of the University System in development of a university-wide computing environment," he continued. Made possible through the cooperation of the Lockheed-Georgia Company and the Univac Company, delivery of the computer system is scheduled for the first week in April. Although there are 1108 computers in use throughout the country, the University of Utah is the only other school system currently making use of the third generation computer. Capable of performing 10 times faster than Tech's present computers, the 1108 performs some operations as swiftly as 750 nanoseconds. (One nanosecond is a billionth of a second.) The central processing unit for the 1108 will be installed on the second floor of the Rich Electronic Computer Center. Making use of the system will be Lockheed, Univac, all the academic departments of the school, all divisions of the experiment station and government and industry. Remote units will make it possible to use the 1108 at stations distant from the campus. It can be employed as an instructional device, in situations where scientists need to carry on a dialogue with the computer while working on projects, and many other instances.

New Research Administrator Named Milton W. Bennett has been appointed Assistant Director of the Office of Research Administration. Bennett, who was previously with the Rich Electronic Computer Center, has been at Tech since 1958. As Assistant Director, Bennett will have overall supervision of research administration personnel. He will also 26

supervise research proposals, and serve as assistant treasurer of the Research Institute. Bennett graduated from Tech in Industrial Management in 1954. He received a Master's in Industrial Management in 1958 from Tech, and a Master's in accounting from Georgia State College in 1960. Bennett, his wife, and five children live in Smyrna, Ga.

Space Program Leading Says Expert "The United States does not want to accept a secondary role voluntarily in the space race with all the opportunities that are available." This is one of the major points made by President Johnson's Science Advisory Committee when they presented their study on "The Space Program in the Post-Apollo Period." Serving on the Space Science and Space Technology Panels of the Committee was Dr. Nathan W. Snyder, Neely Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Tech. According to the 99 page report, the United States space program is at the cross roads and decisions that will effect the future have to be made now. Predicting unmanned soft landings on Mars by 1973-75, and Venus probes in the early 70's, the panels emphasized mapping the programs in the near future. Many will require funding soon. The joint panels recommended a balanced program based on the expectation of eventual manned planetary exploration. They rejected a single new dominating goal. In specific, they advised: limited extension of the Apollo program; upgrading the program of early unmanned exploration of nearby planets; and a program to qualify man for long duration space flights. They recommended the extension and vigorous exploitation of space applications for the social and economic well-being of the nation and for national security. They hope to exploit the capability to carry out complex technical operation in near earth orbit for the advancement of science.

Among the questions the panels are asking are: Is there life on other planets? What is the origin and evolution of the Universe? What are the physical conditions on the moon and other planets of the solar system? "Space exploration will make the grand plan of the universe more apparent," said Dr. Snyder. "But it demands that we use our science and technology to its maximum." President Johnson concurred that, the opportunities in space are great, and he stressed that careful consideration should be given to the recommendations. The report was released so that all Americans could give careful consideration to the question. Copies are available by writing the superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

Gov. Maddox Speaks to Tau Beta Pi Georgia Governor, Lester Maddox, was the guest speaker at the winter induction dinner of Tau Beta Pi. Maddox outlined the qualities he was looking for in a man to appoint as head of the Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. "The department must have a toughminded administrator who understands the importance of keeping a tight rein on spending," said the state's chief executive. "At the same time the man must be alert to opportunities and aggressive in taking full advantage of them as they arise. "He must be a man of depth and flexibility who can talk with industrialists and influence them and at the same time work with technicians under his direction and inspire them." The department's main function is to bring new industry into the state. Director James Nuttery resigned shortly after Maddox took office. Maddox charged during his campaign that the department was falling down on the job. He repeated the charges at the dinner. "I have said beforeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and I repeat itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; we are failing in the job of selling TECH ALUMNUS


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Georgia. We are not bringing in our share of new and expanded industry."

Architecture Student Wins Award An architecture student is $250 richer today for a design of an exhibit building to go with a non-existent north Georgia aluminum sheet and plate plant. B. Mack Scoggin, fifth year student, from Decatur, was Tech's winner of the Reynolds Aluminum prize for architectural students. Scoggin's design has been entered in the national competition. Top prize is $5,000 to be divided between the winning student and his school. All of the school's students who competed were assigned the same project, according to Paul M. Heffernan, director of the School of Architecture. Runners up for the award were: Ivan E. Johnson, III, of Tallahassee, Fla.; James C. Haigler of Cartersville, Ga.; and William B. Hendrick of Pompano Beach, Fla. Scoggin received his award from R. P. Kytle, Reynolds Metals Company regional sales vice president, in a ceremony at the school. Also attending was Hansell P. Enloe, president of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Association of Architects.

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Tech Gets More For Top Teachers Tech has received funds to be used in honoring four faculty members for Excellence in Teaching. The Union Bag-Camp Paper Corporation is providing $1,000 for the second year. Last year, they awarded $1,000 for teaching excellence. This is part of a $5,000 grant given to Tech to be used over a five year period for this award. The Standard Oil Company (Indiana) Foundation, Inc. has presented $3,000 to be used for three awards for this teaching year. The Excellence in Teaching Award is given solely for outstanding teaching for the current school year. It is presented on the basis of classroom success in leading students to an understanding of the subject matter being taught, rather than research achievements. The four award winners will be announced at the annual Faculty Dinner on May 16. Nominations are being made and reviewed by the Distinguished Teacher Award Committee chaired by Dr. B. J. Dasher of Tech's Electrical Engineering Department.

Cotton Big Contributor to State Cotton contributed $350 million to the gross product of Georgia during the past year, James W. McCarty, associate professor of Textile Engineering told the Cotton Ginners Association during a regional meeting in Atlanta.


THE INSTITUTE—cont. Production during 1966 was exceeded by consumption and export. It was the reversal of a trend that had been going on for several years. McCarty attributes the accumulation of surplus cotton to four major factors. "First, foreign production has more than doubled in the past 25 years from nine million bales to about 22 million bales. The increase in foreign production has also caused a marked increase in our importation of foreign cotton goods into this country. Man-made fibers have made terrific in-roads in the cotton market, cutting cotton's share of the total United States fiber consumption from 68 to 55 per cent since 1950. The final factor is the increased use of Western cotton." "With production at the lowest point in about 100 years, we have an opportunity to put our cotton on a sound basis." The Agriculture Commodity Commission for Cotton is attempting to upgrade the Georgia product through education and research, he said.

Four Students Honored By Company Four Tech underclassmen, virtual neophytes in the industrial engineering curriculum, have been asked to speak before the April 22 regional meeting of Western-Neon Associates at the American Hotel. Robert L. Wylly of Atlanta, David P. Mason of Forsyth, Eugene C. Patterson of Fairhaven, New Jersey, and B. L. Odum of Darien did a production and management analysis project of an Atlant firm for the industrial engineering class. The results were so impressive that the four were asked to speak to the professionals. "The idea of the class is for the boys to select a firm, find a problem, and come up with a solution," according to the procedure outlined by Professor Jackson H. Birdsong. The Techmen scouted Atlanta for a firm to study, and finally selected Levin Neon Company. It was then their job to sell president, Sol Levin, on letting them come in and put a microscope to company operations. Levin was skeptical about the place of engineers in his business, but he found the results so astounding he altered his opinion, and arranged for the men to present their project at the forthcoming convention. I , "I never thought an engineer would fit around here," said Levin. "My idea was you got into the business and worked your way up, but the men from Tech had some impressive results." According to the foursome who made the study, nearly 200 man hours went into the job. "Most of the problems were pretty, typical of the transistion that occurs \ 30

when a small company grows into a big one," said committee spokesman Wylly. According to Birdsong the report is typical of the quality of work turned out by the students. "We at Tech feel that there are many facets of Industrial Engineering which can't be learned from a text book. Because the practical experience is invaluable, we feel this course makes a real contribution to the students' education."

1967 Spring Sports TRACK SCHEDULE Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Mar. 25 Apr. 1 Apr. 8 Apr. 15 Apr. 22 Apr. 29 May 6 May 13 May 27

Florida Relays . . Gainesville Carolina State Relays Columbia Vanderbilt Nashville Furman Atlanta S. Carolina & Clemson Columbia Auburn Atlanta Georgia Atlanta East Tennessee . Johnson City S.E.U.S.T.F.F. Championships . . Atlanta

Home meets will be held at Grant Field and begin at 1:00 P.M. E.S.T. Coach: Buddy Fowlkes (Georgia Tech, 1952).

TENNIS SCHEDULE Tues. Mar. 21 Thurs. Mar. 23 Fri. Mar. 24 Sat. Mar. 25 Wed. Mar. 29 Fri. Mar. 31 Sat. Apr. 1 Mon. Apr. 3 Fri. Apr. 7 Sat. Apr. 8 Wed. Apr. 12 Tues. Apr. 18 Wed. Apr. 19 Sat. Apr. 22 Wed. Apr. 26 April 28-30

Miami Miami Southern Illinois . . . M i a m i Florida Gainesville Florida State . . Tallahassee Indiana Atlanta Florida Atlanta Vanderbilt Atlanta Tennessee Knoxville Louisiana State . . . Atlanta Florida State . . . . Atlanta Georgia Athens Clemson Clemson Presbyterian Clinton Tulane Atlanta Georgia Atlanta Georgia Collegiates . Atlanta

Home matches will be played on the Georgia Tech Varsity courts, beginning 2:00 P.M. weekdays and 1:30 P.M. Saturdays. Coach: Jack Rodgers (Rice 1942).

GOLF SCHEDULE Mon. Mar. 20 Wed .-Sat. Mar. 22-25 Tues. Mar. 28 Wed. Mar. 29 Thur. Mar. 30 Fri. Mar. 31 Thur. Apr. 6 Fri. Apr. 7 Tues. Apr. 18 Fri. Apr. 21 Sat. Apr. 22 Tues. May 2 Wed. May 3 Fri. May 5 Sat. May 6 Tues. May 9

Florida

Gainesville

Miami Invitational . . Miami Ohio University . . . Atlanta William & Mary . . . Atlanta Indiana Atlanta Indiana Atlanta Tennessee Knoxville Vanderbilt . . . . Nashville fGa. State & Wofford . Atlanta Georgia Athens Auburn . . . Alexander City Georgia Atlanta Auburn Atlanta Georgia State . . . . Atlanta *Wofford, Presbyterian & South Carolina . Spartanburg Tennessee Atlanta

t Tri-Match * Four-Way Match Home matches will be played at the Standard Club of Atlanta and begin 1:00 P.M. Coach: Tommy Plaxico (Georgia Tech 1946).

BASEBALL SCHEDULE Sat. Fri. Sat. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Tues. Wed. Sat. Wed. Fri. Sat. Tues. Fri. Sat. Tues. Wed. Sat. Tues. Fri. Sat. Tues. Wed. Fri. Sat. Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat.

Mar. 18 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 29 Mar. 30 Mar. 31 Apr. 1 Apr. 4 Apr. 5 Apr. 8 Apr. 12 Apr. 14 Apr. 15 Apr. 18 A;ir. 21 Apr. 22 Apr. 25 Apr. 26 Apr. 29 May 2 May 5 May 6 May 9 May 10 May 12 May 13 May 15 May 17 May 19 May 20

East Tennessee State . Atlanta Valdosta State . . . Valdosta Valdosta State . . . Valdosta Davidson Atlanta Davidson Atlanta Milligan Atlanta Milligan Atlanta Clemson Clemson Georgia Atlanta Parsons College . . . Atlanta Furman Atlanta Auburn Atlanta Auburn Atlanta Georgia Athens Miami Atlanta *Miami Atlanta Georgia Atlanta Furman Greenville David Lipscomb . . . Atlanta Georgia Athens Erskine Atlanta Clemson Atlanta Mercer Atlanta Erskine . . . . Due West, S.C. Berry College . Mt. Berry, Ga. *West Georgia . . . . Atlanta Mercer Macon Berry College . . . . Atlanta Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn

*Doubleheader, Two 7-lnning Games. Home games will be played at Rose Bowl Field starting 3:00 P.M. on weekdays and 2:00 P.M. Saturdays. Coach: Jim Luck (Georgia Tech 1948).

ALBANY, GEORGIA—Dr. Vernon Crawford, director of the School of Physics, spoke to the Albany Georgia Tech Club on March 7. There were 35 alumni and guests present to hear Dr. Crawford discuss recent developments at Tech (including the selection of the new football coach) and "Intelligent Life in Space?" During the business meeting, C. T. Oxford made a strong appeal to establish Albany as the top club in the nation in the annual roll call. ATLANTA,

GEORGIA—Governor

Lester

Maddox talked about his plans for higher education in Georgia to a packed house of over 240 alumni at the February 21 meeting of the Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Club. The governor was introduced by Joe Guthridge, vice president for development, who also acted as master of ceremonies for the evening. Honored by the Club during the meeting were Tech's 1966 academic all America players—center Jim Breland, linebacker W. J. Blane, and defensive back Bill Eastman. Special guests at the meeting included Dr. George Simpson, chancellor of the University System of Georgia. JACKSONVILLE,

FLORIDA—Tech's

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ident; Pete Dragan, vice president; and Bill Garrett, secretary-treasurer. Highlights of the evening was the guest speaker, Coach Jack Griffin, with films of the Tech 1966 football season. The Washington Club has worked hard for the last several years to activate a scholarship fund for entering Tech freshmen. It has finally come into being and selected entering freshmen from the Washington area will receive scholarships for the year beginning in the fall of this year. Plans are underway for the spring dinner-dance and the summer family picnic.

THE CLUBS—continued head football coach, Bud Carson, made his first appearance before an alumni group when he spoke to the Jacksonville Georgia Tech Club on February 24. Carson talked about his philosophy of coaching and Tech's new staff alignment. H e was introduced by Bob Wallace, director of information services. E. M. "Snake" Swanson, the club's president, acted as master of ceremonies for the program which attracted a record crowd of over 150 alumni and guests. Among the guests were the three Jacksonville athletes signed to Tech grant-in-aids by assistant coach Dub Fesperman, who was on hand to introduce the students. Jacksonville's first academic scholarship winner was also a special guest of the club and was introduced by President Swanson. MACON, GEORGIA—Director of Admissions William Carmichael spoke on Tech's admissions policies on February 8 to over 50 alumni of the Macon area. Following Carmichael's presentation, there was a 45-minute question and answer session. Special guests at the meeting included Mr. Julius Gholson, superintendent of the Bibb County Schools. N E W YORK, N E W YORK—Over 85 alumni

turned out for the December 7 meeting of the New York Georgia Tech Club to hear President Harrison discuss the changes at Tech during his first decade in office. Alumni Trustee James O. "Polly" Poole and Tom Hall, newlynamed director of Resources Development, also spoke on the growth of the roll call and the use of alumni funds to aid Tech. Mrs. Dorothy Crosland, director of libraries, was on hand to accept the club's donation to the library fund, and past president Bill Stein introduced some sports notables who were special guests at the meeting. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA—Coach Richard Bell was the guest speaker at the February 27 meeting of the Richmond Georgia Tech Club. Coach Bell briefed the 33 alumni and guests on the 1966 football season and the new coaching alignment for 1967. He also showed the "Football Highlights of 1966." Special guests at the meeting included merit scholars in the area who are interested in attending Georgia Tech. Officers elected for the coming year included Bob Branner, president; Howard Hall, vice president; and Fred Smith, secretary. New directors include Bill Cheely, John Ziegler, Jack Spangler, and John Home. WASHINGTON, D. C.—The Georgia Tech Club of Washington, D. C , held its annual Stag Party on January 25. An excellent turnout of over 60 alumni were present. Officers were elected for the coming year as follows: Bill Kruse, pres-

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Percy Marshall in February.

Peteet,

TE, died

' 1 C William I. Reilly was recently 1 0 featured in an article in the Chattanooga News-Free Press regarding his business, which is selling minnie balls from the War between the States. ' 1 A Van Porter Enloe died in early I Q February. H e had just retired as the Director of Water Pollution Control Board for the City of Atlanta. His wife lives at 28 Collier Road, N.W., Apartment 1. i « 0 George P. Bartlett, Chem., has t O retired after 44 years with the Coca-Cola Company. He held the position of Manager, Fountain Sales Training and Personnel. He lives at 2225 Fairhaven Circle, N.E., Atlanta 30305. George H. Brodnax has been approved as a Life Member of the Georgia Engineering Society by the Board of Directors. ,r

)A. William L. Westbrook has been fc • approved as a Life Member in the Georgia Engineering Society. ' Q C LeRoy Epperson has been fcJ proved as a Life Member of Georgia Engineering Society by Board of Directors. Wingate Jackson, Com., died in cember of 1965.

apthe the De-

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G. I. Teaseley, ME, died recently. His wife lives at 204 Bona Road, Chilowee Hills, Knoxville, Tennessee. <J1

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programs in business administration and will assume new responsibilities for the supervision of development programs, alumni affairs, placement, community and press relations, and publications. He, his wife, and three children reside at 5 Maple Hill Drive, Larchmont, New York. ' 9 C J. H. Finch, Arch., is one of the ^ ^ partners-in-charge for the project which won an award in the 14th Annual Design Awards Competition sponsored by Progressive Architecture. ' 9 7 George V. Bussey, EE, died re« * ' cently. Y. Frank Freeman, BS, has been elected a Life Trustee of the University of Southern California. Mr. Freeman is chairman, emeritus, of the Association of Motion Picture and TV Producers and was honorary president of the Freedom Documents Foundation. He is a trustee of the Leisure World Foundation. He is a director of Hilton Hotels, Inc., a former governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a former member of the Federal Reserve Bank. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Southern California in 1954 and he holds the Distinguished Service Medal from Georgia Tech. Pete S. Leach has been transferred to Montgomery, Alabama, as Staff Manager of the Montgomery office of Dan River Mills. His address is P. O. Box 4280. '00

NEWS BY CLASSES—cont. Company in Rome, Georgia, has been elected president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He is also president of the Summerville-Trion Ice Company. N. J. Greene has been elected president of the National Electric Coil Company in Columbus, Ohio. Russell H. McKinney, Sr., T E , died recently in Mt. Dora, Florida. His widow lives at 900 Clay Boulevard, Eustis, Florida.

Raymond G. Davis, ChE, was promoted to Major General, USMC, in August 1966. General Davis is Assistant Chief of Staff G-2 (Personnel Administration) Headquarters, USMC. >^1 T"!

Harry Sommers Bryson died October 14, 1966.

pointed Facilities Research Director at the State University of New York, Albany 1, New York. ' A f i Commander Earl B. Fowler, Jr., " * » MS, is now stationed at the Pacific Missile Range, MUGU, California, where he is head of the ships engineering division. ' A " l Andrew Gravino. CE, was one of * * the structural engineers who won an award in the 14th Annual Design Awards Competition sponsored by Progressive Architecture. The project was a sports stadium for Cincinnati, Ohio. Jefferson H. Wallis. IM, died in January. Mr. Wallis had been with Delta Air Lines for twenty years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, one daughter and three sons. The family lives at 2530 Headland Drive, East Point, Georgia. 1

AQ Hugh D. Ivey, Jr., Phys., died *" February 18. He is survived by his widow who lives at 1376 Northview Avenue, Atlanta. Lt. Col. James S. Matrangos, IM, died on February 26. He is survived by his widow, the former Pauline Costas, who lives at 5220 Green Oak Court, N.W. ' A Q J°seph Spector passed away re" * * cently. Roy S. Sherer, Arch. Eng., has been appointed assistant manager of the Atlanta office of J. A. Jones Construction Company. E. Warren Parker, CE, vice president of Daniel Construction Company, recently completed an Advanced Management Program sponsored by Emory University's Graduate School at Sea Island, Georgia. Soon after returning to his home at 2247 Segovia Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, he was stricken with cancer and is confined. J. A. Stewart, IM, has been given the added responsibility of Hot Tolled Products Manager at Atlantic Steel Company's Atlanta Division.

Thomas G. Moore, Jr., died of a heart attack December 2, 1966.

'A.'X William Randolph Mountcastle, • " Jr., assumed the position of Professor of the School of Chemistry at Auburn University. His address is 422 W. Magnolia, Apt. 1, Auburn, Alabama 36830. R. Thornton Savage, CE, has been elected a director and appointed administrative vice president for the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky. Austin C. Thies, ME, has been named vice president for the steam production and operation division of Duke Power Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. James R. Well, MSEE, has been appointed office engineer for the Duke Power Company's Keowee-Toxaway Project at Gastonia, North Carolina.

I David G. Bradstock, IE, senior * » " industrial engineer with U. S. Steel, has been transferred to the Fairless Steel Works in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. His home address is 502 South Olds Boulevard, Valley Green, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. Major Robert J. Carlson, USAF, IE, has received, for the second time, the USAF Commendation Award at Yakota, Japan. His wife, Johnnie, lives at 115 Bartow Street, Thomasville, Georgia. Colonel David L. Smith, E E , is an instructor of space communication at MaxWell Air Force Base, Alabama, and is a member of the Air University.

Hoke S. Simpson, BS, director of *»*' programs at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, has been named Associate Dean of the SchooL He will continue to direct the executive

' AJL John Aderhold has joined Atlanta*v based Genuine Parts Company as President and General Manager of its Raylock Division. Martin Phillipps, MS, has been ap-

' C I Junius Clyde Bell, TE, has com*» * pleted a course at Harvard University in Middle Management. Major Richard A. Dutton, IE, an F105 Thunderchief pilot, has been deco-

' 9 0 Harry Konigsmark, Jr., died JanuOL ary 21, 1966. Ted deTreville, Com., died recently. ' 9 9 Richard B. Powell, ME, is Coordi**0 nator of Wood Fiber Utilization for the Southern Kraft Division of International Paper Company at Mobile, Alabama. ,

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Faces in the News Donald C. Johnston, '37, has been appointed head of manufacturing for the Woolen and Worsted Division of J. P. Stevens and Co., Inc., stepping up from the position of assistant. He joined Stevens in 1946 and was named general manager of New England plants in 1959. Roger W. Goforth, '43, has joined the Industrial Sales Department of Atlanta Gas Light Company in Atlanta as an industrial engineer. He has had wide experience in sales exgineering with Jack M. Smither, Republic Flow Meter and Carrier Corporation. Clayton H. Griffin, '45, protection engineer for the Georgia Power Company, was named the utility's f i r s t . "Engineer of the Year" by the Georgia Power Engineering Association. Named to his present position in 1963, he joined the company in 1949 as a tester. Forest H. Leathers, '48, has been promoted to service manager of the Foxboro Company, where he will supervise the activities of Foxboro home office service personnel. He joined the company in 1948 in Atlanta and served there as a sales engineer until 1965. Robert M. Gill, '49, manager of the Fermont, Nebraska, slaughtering plant of Geo. A. Hormel & Co., will assume the job of corporate personnel director in the General offices at Austin, Minn. He came to the company in 1949 as an industrial engineer. J. Chappie Chandler, Jr., '52, has been promoted to vice-president of engineering for Southwire Company, Carrollton, Ga., manufacturer of electrical wire and cable. He will be in charge of a new Southwire project that will be located in Kentucky. He is a member of IEEE. \

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NEWS BY CLASSESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;cont. rated with the first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. George T. Heery, Arch., one of the partners-in-charge of the firm of Heery & Heery and Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild & Paschal, has won an award in the 14th Annual Design Awards Competition sponsored by Progressive Architecture. David B. Roberts, ChE, has been appointed the Huntsville Corporate Sales Representative for Atlantic Research Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia. M. F. Sermersheim has been appointed Wsetern Division Commercial Manager with Southern Bell Telephone Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Lt. Col. William C. Stephens, EE, has just completed a course under the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Norfolk, Virginia. He holds a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. ' C O Major Robert L. Davis, BEE, re**" cently completed his 100th combat mission over North Vietnam. Major Davis, an RF-101 Voodoo reconnaissance pilot, flew from a forward U. S. Air Force combat base. He has been reassigned to Patrick AFB, Florida, for duty. Charles E. Gearing, EE, has received his Ph.D. in Management Science from Purdue University and is presently assistant professor in the Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Purdue University. Major Frank W. McCallister, Jr., BS, USAF, has been decorated with his third award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) at Lakenheath R A F Station, England, for heroism in military operations in Southeast Asia. He received the DFC for heroism while participating in aerial flight under extremely hazardous conditions and he was also presented the Air Medal for outstanding airmanship and courage on successful and important missions. Major McCallister, presently assigned at Lakenheath as chief of the command post, is a member of the U. S. Air Forces in Europe. Robert H. Slaughter, Chem., has been appointed in charge of the Operations Department, Technical Division, by Shell Oil Company in their Geismar, Louisiana, office. He and his wife and two children are residing at 864 Havenwood Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Y. H. "Buddy" Thompson, Jr., IM, has been appointed as District Manager, Southeast Region of Custom Farm Services, Inc., a division of the Tennessee Corporation. William Earl Turner is attending Harvard University Graduate School for intensive training in Middle Management. CO F. R. Prybylowski, CE, was one of **** the structual engineers of the project which won an award sponsored by Progressive Architecture. The project

was a sports stadium for Cincinnati, Ohio. Major Clarke T. Richardson, BA, is Director of Housing at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. Freddie H. Wood, Jr., Text., has been named a vice president of Kurt Salmon Associates, Inc., Management Consultants, with responsibility for the company's activities in the textile area. Robert D. Brewer. IE, has been appointed General Foreman-Shipping with U. S. Steel at Homestead, Pennsylvania. Hansell P. Enloe. Arch., Principal in the firm of Enloe, West, & Grande, Inc., Architects and Engineers, has been elected President of the North Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Chappell V. Rhino. IM, was honored by Johnson & Johnson's Baby and Proprietary Division in Ft. Lauderdale this past December. He and his wife, Julia, are the parents of five children. ' E C Captain Robert S. Greever, AE, ^ ^ has received the Distinguished Flying Cross at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa. D. Raymond Riddle, IM, has completed an Advanced Management Program course at Sea Island, Georgia. Mr. Riddle is an assistant vice president for the First National Bank of Atlanta. ' C C Hamilton C. Arnall, Jr., has been *Âť^ selected "Young Man of the Year" for his home county of Coweta, Newnan, Georgia. The award was made by the Jaycees. William A. Dunlap, ME, has been named Assistant to the President at the Georgia Power Company. Engaged: John William Heisel to Mary Neel Whitman. The wedding will be April 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin J. Keller, IE, has been named Industrial Engineer for the Savannah Division of Atlanta Gas Light Company. He, his wife, and three children live in Savannah. Gordon E. Knight. ChE, died on February 23 of virus pneumonia in Atlanta. He is survived by his wife, Louise, who resides at 549 Allen, N.E. James E. Powers. Jr.. who is employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, is presently attending Stanford University as a Public Affairs Fellow. His address is 98B Escondido Village, Stanford, California. Lt. Commander Jerry Terrell, IM, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for air action over North Vietnam. Claude S. Turner, IE, has entered the School of Theology at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. His wife, the former Alice Lee Turner, and two children live in Sewanee at St. Luke's Hall. Captain Paul A. Webb, Jr., USAF, IM, has been presented a Military Airlift Safe Flying Award at Douglas Municipal AirTECH ALUMNUS


Faces in the News Robert H. Slaughter, '52, has been named manager of the technical department of Shell Oil Company's new plant site at Geismar, La. He had extensive experience with Shell in Houston from 1952 to 1963, then he was assigned to Shell's head office.

Robert C. Dedricks, '53, manager of the Denver branch of Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, has been elected to the firm's Chairman's Sales Club for outstanding achievements in 1966 as recognition for outstanding performance of a sales branch manager. Joseph A. Hall, '55, has been named Char-Broil gas cooker sales manager for Columbus Iron Works Compai>y, and helped to introduce, a new gas cooker nationwide the first of the year. A former star halfback at Tech, he became a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Alison T. Adams, '56, who has been container systems consultant for General American Transportation Corporation for several years, has been named staff consultant for handling systems for the Austin Company, Cleveland, Ohio.

R. Joe Taylor, '56, again in 1966 led the Atlanta general agency of National Life Insurance Company of Vermont in sales, as he did in 1964 and 1965 for the Griffin Agency in Atlanta. And, for the 10th straight year, he qualified for the industry's Million Dollar Round Table. F. M. "Buck" Wiley, '56, has been named to the Million Dollar Club of the Atlanta Real Estate Board based on 1966 business he transacted. He is associated with Adams-Cates Co., an Atlanta real estate firm specializing in leasing, and sales of commercial \ properties. 38

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lage Green Drive, Apartment 310, Lawton, Oklahoma 73501.

port, Charlotte, North Carolina, in recognition of 5,000 hours of accident free flying.

»CQ Harry G. Nichol, Jr., IE, has reJ 3 ceived his LLB from Vanderbilt University and is associated with Parker, Robinson & Nichol in Nashville. He and his wife, Patricia Ann, live at 200 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee. Robert L. Snapp, IM, has been named to the Rome Division of Atlanta Gas Light Company. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Bay ley R. Walker, IM, a son, William Ravenel, II, on January 29. They live at 2570 Ridgewood Terrace, N.W., Altanta 30318.

»C"7 Bayard T. Cowper, ChE, has J 1 been appointed Assistant to the Executive Vice President of SeydelWooley and Company. Philip Windsor Frick, Math, has moved to Atlanta as Branch Manager with Scientific Data Systems. He is married to the former Marian Ellis and they have one son. Their address is 5515 Long Island Drive, N.W. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. James E. Leben, ME, twins, on December 27, 1966. Mr. Leben is employed with Applebee-Church, Inc., in Atlanta. They live at 1270 Knoll Woods Court, Roswell, Georgia 30075. Wilmon N. Linger, AE, has joined the aviation consulting firm of R. Dixon Speas Associates in their Miami Office as Senior Consultant. His new address is 221 El Dorado Parkway, Plantation, Florida 33314. Married: Nicholas A. Martellotto, EE, to Miss Joan Nicholson on January 27. He is the Head of the Computer Sciences Department at Bell Telephone's Napierville, Illinois, Division. They live at 3939 Saratoga Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515. Engaged: Neal Boylston Sumrall, ME, to Mary Florence Talbot of Niagara Falls, New York. The wedding will take place April 8 at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. He is associated with E. I. duPont de Nemours in Richmond, Virginia. Phil Jory, IM, has announced the formation of Jory Concrete Pumping Company, Inc., on East Morningside Drive in Atlanta. Jean Albert Mori, ME, was named Vice President of Management Science, Atlanta, Inc., a firm based in Atlanta. The staff of MSA includes twelve Tech graduates. Captain Crawford O. Murphy, Jr., IE, is now on duty with the 4258th Strategic Wing in the Western Pacific. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Alva Knox Gillis, Jr., E E , a son, Randall Knox, in December at Melbourne, Florida. Mr. Gillis is employed as a Lead Engineer with Radiation, Inc., Palm Bay, Florida. Jerome H. Horwitz, EE, has received his M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and is now a Staff Engineer with General Atronica Corporation in Philadelphia. The Horwitz's live at 11 Gately Court, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034. Captain Richard P. Kendrick, IM, recently completely the Munitions and Missiles Maintenance Officers Course at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, as an honor graduate. He is now assigned to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. His home address is 25 Vil-

' f i f l Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Barry OU Duggan, EE, a daughter, Cynthia Lynn, this past October. They make their home at 3617 Staf Run Drive, N.W., Huntsville, Alabama 35810. Robert E. Epps, ChE, is now with ARINC Research Corporation as their Reports Manager. His address is 521 South Lyon, Apartment 7-A, Santa Anna, California 92701. Engaged: Morris Malvern Ewing, IM, to Nancy Elizabeth Orr. The wedding will be May 5 at the Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta. He is associated with J. H. Ewing and Sons. Captain Hillra H. Felty, Jr., BS, is permanently assigned to Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire, while helping provide direct support for the U. S. Air Force operations in Southeast Asia. Calvin S. Frost, Jr.. of the Atlanta Branch of William W. Evans of the Atlanta Supply and Contracting unit of Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, has been elected to the firm's Sales Builders Club for outstanding achievements in 1966. Engaged: Neil Robert Gore, ME, to Miss Saundra Sue Guyer. He is employed by Hi-Shear Corporation in Torrance, California. The wedding will be March 4 at the First Christian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Eugene T. Harrison, EE, was chosen for a Career Education Grant by the Air Force Logistics Command at the Air Materiel Center at Warner Robins, Georgia. He and his wife Carol Anne are now living at 2982 Glenrock Drive, Macon, Georgia 31204. Captain Harvard Vance Hopkins, Jr., has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal at the Army Engineer School at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, where he is a student in the Engineer Officer Career Course. He will remain at Ft. Belvoir as an instructor in demolitions and mine warfare. J. Glenn Johnson, IM, will join the staff of the Northwest Georgia Branch of Georgia Tech's Industrial Development Division in Rome, Georgia, as a research scientist. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph B. Miller, Jr., EE, a daughter, Lucy Ellen, in Dallas, Texas. He is a senior staff engineer of the Quality Reliability AssurTECH ALUMNUS


Faces in the News David E. Hamrick, '58, has been promoted to service manager for the Atlanta region of the Foxboro Company. He joined Foxboro in Atlanta in 1959 as a field service representative and was promoted to field systems coordinator in 1965.

Charles J. Schwartz, '59, has been appointed Field Supervisor by Kurt Salmon Associates, Inc., management consultants to the apparel and textile industries. He joined the firm in August, 1960, after earning his BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering. Joe Lee Thompson, '63, assistant vice president of Smyrna Federal Savings and Loan Association, has been named Smyrna's Young Man of the Year for 1966. He is currently external vice president of the Jaycees, March of Dimes campaign chairman.

NEWS BY CLASSESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;cont. ance Department of the Semi-conductor Components Division of Texas Instruments in Dallas. Major Warner D. McClure, IM, has been presented the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service performed at his former post. He, his wife Laura, and their five children reside at 6841 Nashville Road, Lanham, Maryland. Henry H. Teague, Arch., was one of the project designers of the sports stadium at Cincinnati, Ohio, which won an award in the 14th Annual Design Awards Competition sponsored by Progressive Architecture. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Travis, a daughter, Carol Jane. They live at 829 Ashwood Drive, Smyrna, Georgia.

' C O Donald Lee Hiers, IM, has been U t released to inactive duty from the U. S. Navy and is now working for Delta Airlines and is in the Second Officer Training Class. His address is 1558 E. Harvard Avenue, Apartment 2, College Park, Georgia 30022. Born to: Dr. and Mrs. John T. Lowe, Chem., a son, John Thomas, Jr., this past October. They live at 701 South Boundary Avenue, S.E., Aiken, South Carolina. Married: Robert Brannon McElreath, Jr., IM, to Susan Caroline DuRant. Larry E. Morris, BSEE, USAF, has been promoted to captain in the U. S. Air Force. He is a student pilot at Reese AFB, Texas, and is a member of the Air Training Command which conducts the educational programs necessary to provide skilled fliers and technicians for the aerospace force. Captain Morris is married to the former Sandra Ragsdale of Decatur, Georgia. Alfred Purdy, Jr., IE, has been named Industrial Engineer for the Atlanta Division of Atlanta Gas Light Company. He is married to the former Barbara Hudson of Atlanta. They reside, with their seven children, at 1145 Prices Avenue, S.W., Atlanta. Francisco A. Soto, ME, has joined Northeast Airlines as a Mechanical Engineer in the Engineering Division at Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusett. Captain Herbert W. Stewart, IM, has returned to his Tactical Air Command unit at Stewart, Tennessee, after participating in Exercise One Shot. First Lt. Thomas L. Vines, EE, has been awarded the U. S. Air Force pilot wings upon graduation at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He is being assigned to Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam.

' C O Gerson L. Arnett, IM, has recently 0 0 joined the Linde Division of Union Carbide as a Sales Representative. His home address is 6301 Ackel Street, Apt. 80-B, Metairie, Louisiana 70003. Robert T. Creighton, Jr., has recently received his MSEE at Southern Methodist University. He lives at 5905 Sandhurst Lane, Apartment 109. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. "Chick" Graning, IM, a son, Charles Hugh, Jr. Mrs. Graning is the former Lee Brooks. They live at 1601 Sowden Street, N. Vancouver, British Columbia. Captain Larry E. Hughes has been selected for a Special Assignment in Viet' R 1 Married: John William Robertson nam. His mailing address is HQ MACV, 0 1 to Sara Annetta Wood. They live Box 105, APO 96309. at 2572 Lenox Road, N.E., Apartment kBorn to: Captain and Mrs. Stuart A. 12. He is with the Georgia Tech Experi- Mead of Mannheim, Germany, a daughment Station. ter, Dorothy Marie. Captain Andrew D. Harris, Phys., has Harold E. Willett, Jr., CE, is with the received an appointment to continue Corps of Engineers as a structural enstudy toward a Master's Degree at Naval gineer. His home address is 2315 Brevard Post-Graduate School in Monterey, Cali- Circle, Savannah, Georgia 31404. fornia. He, his wife, and son live in' Born to: Lt. and Mrs. Fitzhugh L. Monterey. \ Wood, IM, a son, Kenneth. They are 40

residing at 1460 Jasmine Street, Apartment 16, Denver, Colorado 80220. I ( J 1 Captain Larry L. Anderson has ' been decorated with the Air Medal at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam. First Lt. Leon H. Carnell, EE, represented the Air Defense Command conference for junior officers at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado. Second Lt. John L. Gatlin, IM, has been assigned to Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, for training as a Management Engineering Officer. Thomas E. Hendricks, BChE, received his MBA from Tulane University in May, 1966, and is presently working on his Ph.D. degree in Management Science. He and Linda Dale Estes were married in October of 1964. Second Lt. David Hendricks, BS, has been assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base for training and duty. First Lt. James D. Hunter, IM, USA, was killed in action in Vietnam. First Lt. George P. Milam, Psy., is a Photo-radar Intelligence Officer now assigned to the Strategic Air Command at Mather Air Force Base, California. Frank Eugene Myers, Jr., EE, is serving in the capacity of an Engineer with Philco-Ford Corporation, Systems Technology Center in Heidelburg, Germany. Second Lt. William H. Satterfield, IE, is now assigned to the 29th Signal Group in Thailand. Married: Jerry Dale Sawyer, CE, to Susan Johnson Ross. The wedding was March 11 in Macon, Georgia. He is associated with Southern Engineering Company in Atlanta. Robert G. Stock, IM, is now with Hyland Laboratories in San Diego, California. His home address is 2675 Fletcher Plaza, Apartment 211, El Cajon, California. Henry Clements Taylor, Jr., Phys., is attending Officer Candidate School at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. ICC First Lt. Gaston C. Harris, EE, is 0 0 serving with the U. S. Army Air Defense School, Office of the Secretary, Ft. Bliss, Texas. Married: James Lee Adams, Jr., IM, to Verna Sue Martin. The wedding was March 18 at the Trussville, Alabama, First Baptist Church. Engaged: Bobby Jack Armstrong, ChE, to Marilyn Louise Finch. The wedding will be April 8 at St. James Methodist Church in Atlanta. He is , employed by the Riegel Paper Company in Wilmington, North Carolina. Second Lt. Michael S. Arrington, IE, has .been assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Tracy A. Barnes, IM, has completed specialized pilot training and is being assigned to Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, with the Military Airlift Command. Second Lt. John A. Baumgartner, Jr., IE, is being assigned to Lowry Air Force TECH ALUMNUS


NEWS BY CLASSESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;cont. Base, Colorado, for training as a Management Engineering Officer. W. W. Bussey, Jr., IE, is now an Applications Engineer with the Marketing Department of Lear Siegler Instrument Division. His office address is 4141 Eastern, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49805. Bussey was formerly with Systems Engineering in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Captain Richard J. Cipriotti has just received his promotion to Captain. He is stationed at Fuchu Air Station in Japan. Second Lt. Albert B. Coltane, BSBC, was commissioned at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, in October, 1966. His wife lives at 400 Weeyngton Road, Atlanta. Second Lt. Jack D. Darby has been commissioned at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and will be in pilot training at Reese Air Force Base. Second Lt. William W. Horn, Jr., Tex., is being assigned to England, Air Force Base, Louisiana, for duty as an Administrative Officer. First Lt. Mark M. Manley is presently Commanding Officer of the Fourth Training Company at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. He and his wife live at the post at 3540-E Baker Road. Second Lt. Grover C. Paulsen, III, is assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, for training as a Weapons Controller. Born to: First Lt. and Mrs. Wayne Richie is stationed in Vietnam with the 256th Signal Detachment. Engaged: Francis David Shiver, CE, to Janet Marie Brown. He is employed by the Lockheed-Georgia Company and will receive his master's degree at Tech in June. ' R f i Engaged: Joel Jay Alterman, **" Math, to Sonya Mary Mandel. The wedding is planned for July 23, 1967. He is associated with IBM as a Systems Engineer. Second Lt. Robert G. Caldwell, AE, is in training at McClellan Air Force Base, California, to become a member of the Air Force Logistics Command. Engaged: Robert Wayne Carmichael, IE, to Cathye Cannon. The wedding will be March 18 at Holy Trinity Church, Decatur, Georgia. He is studying for his master's degree at Tech. Engaged: Ronald A. DuBose to Patricia Ann Tidwell. He is employed by Lockheed-Georgia Company. Second Lt. Edward J. Faber, Jr., Tex., is being assigned to the Bitburg Air Base in Germany. Arthur M. Goldfarb, MSTE, has joined the firm of Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia, as a textile engineer in the Research Division at the Philadelphia plant. He and his wife live at 5433 Howland Street, Philadelphia. Married: John Walter Louth, EE, to Mary Josephine Meyer. Second Lt. Walter S. Manning, IM,

has been assigned to Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, for training as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Lt. Howard McCarthy, Jr., CE, an Army paratrooper platoon leader was killed in action August 2 in Vietnam. His parents live at 7254 Parkwood Court, Falls Church, Virginia. James M. Sparrow. IM, has completed a course at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. His home address is 205 Endwood Drive, Hartsville, South Carolina. William A. Sutton, IM, has been commissioned a second lieutenant and is being assigned to Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, for trainng as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Engaged: David Wayne Walker to Francine Marie Adams. The wedding will be April 15 at the Kirkwood Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mr. Walker is serving with the Navy. Married: Ensign John E. Robertson, ChE, to Jane Bryant Roberts. He is stationed with the U. S. Navy in Norfolk, Virginia. John R. Tucker, III, IE, is in construction work in Vietnam. His address is RMK-BRJ-01023, APO-96243, San Francisco, California. Second Lt. Russell L. Ware, CE, is now stationed at Hurlbert Field, Florida, where he is a Maintenance Engineer. Married: David Herbert Edward Wiltsee, City Planning, to Nancy Jeanne Smith. Ensign Larry C. Woodall, IM, received his Naval Flight Officer's wings at Widbey Island, Washington. He is married to the former Laura Goldenberg of Manchester, Georgia. They live at Rt. 1, Box 289, Lot 17, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277. Engaged: Robert Preston Young, Psy., to Natalie Frances Klausman. The wedding will be in June. He is attending Tulane School of Medicine. 'C"7 Engaged: Wouter Gulden, CE, to ** ' Linda Kay Paden. The wedding will be in April. Engaged: William Leonard Gunn, ME, to Carolyn Jo Lansing. The wedding will be April 7 in the Rutland Chapel of the Decatur First Baptist Church. Engaged: Garry Wayne Nelson, ChE, to Lucy Ann Ackett. The wedding will be April 8 at the Smyrna, Georgia, First Methodist Church. He is stationed with the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Sea Cat in Key West, Flordia. John W. Louth, EE, has been commissioned a Second Lt. at Georgia Tech. Engaged: Robert Lewis Revel, EE, to Robbie Myrtle Casteel. The wedding will be April 1 in Eastman, Georgia, at the First Baptist Church. Engaged: John Magruder Wolfe, III, IM, to Gail Marie Thompson. The wedding will take place in the spring at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Decatur, Georgia. Mr. Wolfe is attending USAF Officer Training School at Medina Air Force Base, Texas.

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