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Vol. 46, No. 6


THE PRESIDENT TAKES A WALK In one of the biggest shockers in Tech history, Edwin D. Harrison becomes the third Tech president to resign.


THE "AFTER-MATH" OF DR. MAC A Tech engineering mechanics teacher develops a comic strip based on, of all things, new mathematics.


INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND THE CHURCH A group of Tech students take a close look at the management and operation of an ancient organization.


IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN Bud Carson has good reason to worry as he faces a brutal schedule with a minimum of top players.


WHAT MAKES THE PROTESTORS, PROTEST? Like most commencement addresses this year, the one at Tech dealt with the crisis common to our colleges.


BIMINI AND BACK The Tech Sailing Club organized the largest collegiate yachting party to sail the seas off the Florida coast.

27 THE GEORGIA TECH JOURNAL The retirement of two noble men and the resignation of another help add to the news of the clubs and classes.



During the 75th Anniversary Convocation, student photographer Bill Sumits, Jr. caught President Harrison in motion and it seemed appropriate to bring out the picture from the files to use with the lead story on the president's resignation which begins on page 4 of this issue.



ROBERT B. WALLACE, JR., editor I CAROLINE MCCONOCHIE, editorial assistant I CHARLOTTE DARBY, class notes I BECKY DREADEN, advertising manager

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The Editor's Notes T H E COVER and the lead article in this issue concern themselves with the resignation of one college president. Because the man happens to be Georgia Tech's head man, it becomes a subject of vital importance to all of our readers. But Dr. Edwin D. Harrison is not the only college president to make this decision in recent months. In a two-week period bracketing President Harrison's resignation, three other major university presidents took the same step. The reasons for this sudden epidemic of what is now called, "presidential fatigue," are obvious to anyone working around a college campus today. The combination of ever-increasing student and faculty demands for a more active part in running the universities, student riots and demonstrations, increasing pressures from alumni and governing bodies, and the propensity of faculty members to move from college to college with a frequency far higher than that of the past have all contributed to the upswing in resignations. But we suspect that the major frustration of all of today's college presidents is the increasing workload brought on by the number of vacancies in top jobs at other institutions. Because of this, no college president can hope to hold together a top administrative team, for as soon as one man in a vice presidency or deanship makes his mark (and today that doesn't take long), the colleges with openings seek him out and make him an offer he cannot refuse. And the president of the victimized college is caught again in the vicious circle that takes so much of his time and energy from his primary responsibilities. The leaving of President Harrison was triggered by this phenomena that seems to have no cure. He had thrown his ten-year theory out the window in order to build an administrative team that could carry Tech forward in the proper direction. Then, within a week of the appointment of the final three men on this team, the number two man at Tech found that he could not turn down one of those juicy college presidencies and the game of musical chairs was set to begin anew. That did it for the president and though we hated his decision, we believe he made the right one and anyone who talked to him since he resigned can see just how happy he is about it, now that it is done. As Tech alumni we should now take the advice of this man who has done so much for this institution and get solidly behind his successor, just as we stayed back of him. That's the least we can do for him. RBW, JR.

by Robert B. Wallace, Jr.

In a surprising move, Edwin D. Harrison joins two other Tech presidents who resigned while in office



• DR. EDWIN D. HARRISON became the third of Georgia Tech's six presidents to voluntarily leave the position when he handed in his resignation to Chancellor George L. Simpson, Jr. on the morning of July 3. The move came as a complete surprise to the overwhelming majority of faculty, students, and alumni of the institution. Harrison told the Alumnus that his decision was final. "I'm not going to change my mind," he said. "I'm a very stubborn cuss, as you well know." Thus Harrison follows Dr. I. S. Hopkins, the first Tech president, who resigned to return to the ministry after eight years in office, and Dr. K. G. Matheson, the third president who left after 16 years to become the president of Drexel Institute in 1922. (Two other Tech presidents died in office: Dr. Blake R. Van Leer, Harrison's predecessor, who served less than 12 years, and Dr. Lyman Hall, the second president, who held the post for nine years. Only Dr. M. L. Brittain—who served 22 years, the longest of the six—managed to stand up under the pressure of the job until his retirement in 1944.) Harrison's resignation was "leaked from a high state capital source," according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which carried the initial announcement in its combined July 4 edition. The newspaper stated that Harrison was resigning because of "a conflict over University System ad-

ministration policies" and headlined the story, "Tech President Resigns in Row With the Regents." The Tech president whose resignation is effective on June 30, 1969, or until a successor is found (if earlier), has denied vigorously that these were the reasons for his action. In the only statement he has made to the press, Harrison said, "I have long held a view that no college president should serve more than 10 years in the position. Because of Dr. Arthur Trabant's leaving to become the president of +he University of Delaware, I feel this would be the most appropriate time to make a change in order that a new president can select his own vice president of academic affairs. This way the transition can be made as smoothly as possible." The Tech president had planned to meet with faculty, students, and alumni leaders to announce and explain his decision, but the story just wouldn't wait. When Harrison returned from his July Fourth vacation, he issued the following statement to all faculty, staff, and students: "I regret very much that you learned of my decision to retire from Georgia Tech through the news media rather than by a campus announcement as I had planned. I look back on eleven years' service to the institution with the feeling of pride and accomplishment brought about in part by my efforts and, of course, The Georgia Tech Alumnus

EDWIN D. HARRISON Took Office 1957 • Resigned 1968*

ISAAC S. HOPKINS Took Office 1888 • Resigned 1896

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Harrison with the alumni: "They never let me down and they are responsible for a great deal of the strength and the potential that is Georgia Tech."

PRESIDENT—continued largely by yours. Our over all record, yours and mine, enables me to leave with the warm feeling of affection for all of the Georgia Tech family. "Unfortunately, there are rumors, vicious in nature, circulating in great numbers. I urge you neither to believe them nor to pass them along. My decision was correctly quoted in the only press release or statement I have made. I have long been aware that the rigors and pressures of the office take a heavy toll on a college president. This has led me to the conviction that ten years is an adequate length of service. I also felt that the search for a new Vice President for Academic Affairs would be hampered by the knowledge that the President would leave as sqpn as things were running smoothly. Therefore, I felt it would be best that a new President be selected at this time in order that he could carry out the search for a successor to Dr. E. A. Trabant. "I have told Chancellor Simpson that I would leave on June 30, 1969, or earlier if my successor were found and able to accept appointment at ari earlier date. A

"The transition must be as smooth as possible. I ask for your cooperation, understanding and effort in carrying forward our existing programs and especially the Master Plan for Graduate Study, the numerous service activities which we are undertaking and the progress in the academic and research areas. "My concept of administration has involved a team approach and the majority of the team will, of course, remain. It is capable, dedicated and willing. Give its members and my successor your full support." On July 9, Harrison met in a twohour session with alumni leaders and discussed the reasons for his resignation. And again he emphasized that this was not a sudden decision, that he had been thinking about it since his seventh year in office and that he had planned to resign within two years prior to Dr. Trabant's decision to leave—a decision that affected the president's move more than any other factor. He asked the alumni to work hard to insure that his successor would carry on Tech's growth and then stated, "I ask you to accept, on my word, that my decision had only been changed in time a few years and was not based on a quarrel with the administration of the University System or on any of the policies of the

Board of Regents. I say this honestly, and truly, to you." Harrison has indicated that he prefers to remain in Atlanta and has rejected any speculation that he might take another university presidency, although there are hundreds open at this time. On July 5, Dr. Simpson announced two committees—one from the faculty and the other from the alumni—• to advise the chancellor and the Board of Regents in the selection of the next president of Georgia Tech. The chancellor spent the following week on the campus, meeting with any member of the faculty or staff who wished to submit recommendations for the faculty committee. He also discussed the alumni membership with Tech alumni leaders throughout the country. On July 17, the chancellor announced the selection of a 21-member faculty committee. Named to it were Dr. Waldemar T. Ziegler, Regents' professor, School of Chemical Engineering, chairman; Dr. William H. Eberhardt, Regents' professor, School of Chemistry, vice chairman; Dr. W. Carl Biven, professor of economics, School of Industrial Management, secretary. Other members include Dr. Charles H. Braden, professor, School of Physics; Robert L. Dodd, athletic director; Dr. Arnold L. Ducoffe, professor and director, School of Aerospace Engineering; James E. Dull, dean of students. Dr. Robert H. Fetner, professor and director, School of Applied Biology; Dr. John W. Hooper, professor, School of Electrical Engineering; Dr. S. P. Kezios, professor and director, School of Mechanical Engineering; Carl E. Kindsvater, Regents' professor, School of Civil Engineering; Dr. Henry A. McGee Jr., professor, School of Chemical Engineering; Glenn W. Rainey, professor, Department of English; Dr. Milton E. Raville, professor, School of Engineering Mechanics; Dr. Edwin J. Scheibner, research professor, School of Physics. Dr. Martin B. Sledd, Regents' professor, School of Mathematics; Dr. Harold E. Smalley, Regents' professor, School of Industrial Engineering; Robert E. Stiemke, vice president for programs; Dr. Sandra W. Thornton, associate professor, Department of Social Sciences; Jesse D. Walton Jr., principal research engineer and chief, High Temperature The Georgia Tech Alumnus

Materials Division, Engineering Experiment Station; and Dr. Richard Wiegand, associate professor and director, Department of Continuing Education. Three days later, he named the alumni committee and by August 1, both committees had held initial meetings. The alumni named included John J. McDonough, retired president and chairman of the Board of the Georgia Power Company, as chairman, and Morris M. Bryan, Jr., president of Jefferson Mills, as vice chairman. Other members are Ivan Allen, Jr., Atlanta, mayor of Atlanta; Oscar G. Davis, Atlanta, retired businessman; William Howard Ector, Jr., Atlanta, trust officer, Trust Company of Georgia; Alvin M. Ferst, Jr., Atlanta, vice president-real estate and development, Rich's, Inc.; Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr., Atlanta, president, Beers Construction Company (president, Georgia Tech National Alumni Association); Julian T. Hightower, Thomaston, chairman of the board, Thomaston Mills; Wayne Jack Holman, Jr., New Brunswick, New Jersey, executive committee member, Johnson and Johnson; David S. Lewis, Santa Monica, California, president, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation; N. Richard Miller, Camden, New Jersey, divisional vice president, RCA; Walter M. Mitchell, Atlanta, vice chairman, Fulton County Board of Roads and Revenues (retired vice president, Draper Corporation) . L. Allen Morris, Miami, Florida, president, Allen Morris Company; Dorroh L. Nowell, Jr., Augusta, president, Merry Companies; Glen P. Robinson, Jr., Atlanta, president, Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.; Charles A. Smithgall, Gainesville, chairman of the board, Southland Publishing Company; John C. Staton, Atlanta, retired vice president, Coca-Cola Company; Howard T. Tellepsen, Houston, Texas, president, Tellepsen Construction Company; William Bradley Turner, Columbus, president, W. C. Bradley Company; Marvin Whitlock, Chicago, Illinois, vice president-operations, United Airlines, Inc.; and Charles R. Yates, Atlanta, vice president, Seaboard Coastline and Louisville and Nashville Railroad Companies. Thomas R. May, Marietta, president, Lockheed-Georgia Company, was named to serve as a special member of the committee. July-August 1968

On July 7, State Senator H. McKinley Conway announced that he was asking the Senate's University System Committee to investigate the resignation. Conway, a top Tech graduate of 1940 and a prominent industrial publisher, wrote Senator Paul Broun of Athens, chairman of the Committee, asking that he look into the matter. Broun refused the request because he did not think that the General Assembly should be involved in matters of academic policy. Dr. Harrison is the fourth man with a military background to hold the position. The second president, Dr. Lyman Hall, was a West Point graduate; the third, Dr. K. G. Matheson, was a Citadel alumnus and once was commandant of cadets at Georgia Military College; and the fifth, Dr. Blake R. Van Leer, was an outstanding reserve officer with extensive military service prior to coming to Tech in mid-1944. Born in Evadale, Arkansas, Harrison traveled the country as the son of a career Army officer. He received his BS degree in 1939 from the Naval Academy. After graduation he served in the Navy though 1945 and rose to the rank of Lt. Commander. Following his release from the Navy, Harrison taught at VPI where he received his MS in Mechanical Engineering in 1948. "Teaching was the job I really loved," he once said. "I think everybody in teaching feels the same way." He received an appointment as assistant to the Dean of Engineering at VPI in 1952 and was named Dean of Engineering at Toledo in 1955. Then in 1957, the Regents tapped him for the Tech position. His dislike of red tape led to his reorganization of the Institute's administration in 1965, after a series of consultants had backed his premise that the Institute was running a modern college under an antiquated organization. Five days after he took office at Tech, he attended a meeting of the Georgia Nuclear Advisory Commission at a downtown hotel. It was at this meeting that Governor Marvin Griffin pledged $2,500,000 for Tech's new nuclear research reactor, last of the nuclear projects proposed in 1956 and the most expensive building in the Institute's history at that time. Within a year, Tech had secured a grant of $750,000 from the National Science Foundation for the same project, and the reactor was on

its way. In the first 11 years under President Harrison's direction Tech's physical plant value has risen from $27,270,429 to $95,000,000; faculty salaries have jumped by over 75 per cent at every grade; the student body has increased by over 40 per cent; the research volume has quadrupled; the budget for operations increased from $8.1 million tQ more than $25 million, and the admissions standards have been raised considerably. But the most amazing success story of the Harrison years is the program to help finance faculty salaries, student financial aid, and other need projects through the Alumni Annual Roll Call and the Joint TechGeorgia Development Fund. The year before Harrison was named president, 9,056 Tech alumni (43 per cent) gave a total of $168,900 through the roll call and another $123,058 came to Tech through special gifts (excluding the Tech-Georgia Development Fund). Since that time the roll call has grown every year and this year, 17,483 alumni (a record 54.2 per cent of known alumni) gave $511,250 through the roll call and another $379,373 came to the Foundation through special gifts. The Joint Fund was up to $231,150 for Tech's share this year and matching gifts from several corporations added another $19,457 as Tech went over the $1 million mark in gifts to the Foundation for the first time. The gifts and grants to the Institute amounted to over $4 million this year. On the way to this success, the alumni have received all three of the major awards presented by the American Alumni Council. For four years (1961-64) Tech received first place for public institutions in the U.S. Steel competition and in 1967 the Tech alumni leadership shared the Council's top accolade, the Alumni Service Award, for the organization and continued successful operation of the Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund. This year, Tech received one of only four Alumni Administration Awards (supported by the Sears Foundation) for its complete alumni management and programming. President Harrison has vowed that this alumni success will continue under his successor because, "that's the way Tech alumni are. In over 11 years they have never let me down and they are responsible for a great deal of the strength and potential that is Georgia Tech."

=0 = The leading characters in Dr. McGill's proposed new comic strip are shown in his own drawings on the opposite page.



A young Tech engineering mechanics professor uses cartoons to dress up the ordinary mech problems for his students and in the process has developed a comic strip built upon the new mathematics

* DH. David John (Dave) McGill is an engineering mechanics assistant professor at Georgia Tech with a flair for cartooning, a creative spirit, and an all-consuming ambition to show people that mathematics, of all things, can be funny. Satisfying this ambition, however, remains an unsolved problem to the young (28), bright (he was one of four Tech faculty winners of the Monie A. Ferst Memorial Research Award in Tech's annual Sigma Xi competition this year), native of Louisiana. His proposed comic strip, "AfterMath," has received critical acclaim along with a rejection slip from the one syndicate that has seen it. "It's new and refreshing and very clever," stated the rejection letter, "but I think it would be over the heads of most newspaper readers." Dave McGill thinks this line of reasoning is wrong. "With 28 per cent of our total population in school today and thus in daily contact with mathematics, there is a tremendous readership potential for this type of humor," he says. "And as the population becomes younger and younger with an earlier and earlier exposure to mathematics, it seems to me that the market is close to unlimited." Setting out to prove the syndicate wrong, McGill has conducted a survey of his own to get reaction to The Georgia Tech Alumnus



THE *AFTER-MATH"OF DR. MAC his proposed comic strip. "I showed the completed 26 installments to many different types of comic strip readers," he said. "The results indicated that most newspaper readers like to get education in small doses attached to a bit of humor. And this was true even of those to whom math was an unfamiliar area." McGill now plans to approach some more syndicates and if he gets the same negative reaction, he will attempt to syndicate it himself. The son of a Tech alumnus (Chambless W. McGill, Com '28), Dave McGill has been trying out his theory on the palatability of humor in education ever since he arrived at Tech in the fall of 1966. Immediately, he adopted a policy of making one segment of every undergraduate quiz a cartoon problem. Taking an ordinary mechanics problem, he dressed it up with a popular character from the comic strips such as Snoopy or Andy Capp or B.C. "It adds interest," he points out. "And it seems to relax the students, who are sometimes bored with the subject matter. My classes always do better on the cartoon problems, and they are not the easiest ones on my quizzes." Dave McGill began to show creative talent early in life and while he was growing up in Slidell, Louisiana, he not only drew hundreds of sports, July-August 1968

editorial, and humorous cartoons for the Slidell-St. Tammany Times, he was also a sports writer for that paper and at times for the TimesPicayune of New Orleans. While a student at LSU, he was cartoonist for the campus newspaper, The Daily Reville, and occasionally wrote articles. His work appeared frequently in the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and his drawings of the great LSU National championship team of 1958 graced the pages of many papers. "That was a good year for me," he muses. "Anything I turned out on that team was published, automatically." After receiving his B.S. in electrical engineering, he continued on for his master's in engineering mechanics with a mathematics minor, which he received in 1963, working as a teaching assistant and computer programmer to support his family which he acquired in Baton Rouge while attending college. In 1963 he began his Ph.D. work at the University of Kansas. While there he drew sports and editorial cartoons for the Lawrence Daily Journal-World, produced a one-panel cartoon strip called "Bill Boardman" for the Louisiana School Boards Association magazine, and worked as a teacher, research assistant, and computer programmer. He spent his

summers working either at universities or in industry to help support his family which now includes his wife, Carolyn, and two children. When he completed his degree work, he joined the Tech staff. Dave McGill believes that the world is polarized with regard to mathematics. "Most people either like it or* don't like it. There are few shades of gray," he says. In every "After-Math" strip, Dr. Mac (his pen name) tries to hit home with a gag built around a facet of mathematics. The characters in the comic strip are themselves geometrical figures whose active interests, personalities, and problems are easily identifiable with those of the man on the street. Dr. Mac has no intention of giving up his teaching even if the comic strip should hit. "This is where the ideas are," he says. "I would be killing my own creation if I left teaching. Besides, I like to teach and the way things are going it may be a long time before it hits if it ever does." But the personable young mechanics teacher intends to keep trying. And the Alumnus is pleased to be the vehicle on these pages for the first publication of "After-Math": ROBERT B. WALLACE,


DR. MAC—continued









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A group of Tech students apply some classroom theory about modern management to one of man's oldest organizations and the results help put a jigsaw puzzle back together

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jumble of seemingly unrelated pieces of cardboard. When the pieces are put into place, a picture takes shape. An organization without real organization is somewhat like the jigsaw puzzle. Until its parts are interlocked, the structure is weak and inefficient. Recently, four Tech students solved a challenging jigsaw puzzle by taking the loosely connected pieces of a church's organizational structure and streamlining one of the oldest relationships in Christianityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the communication between the ruling bodies of the church and the congregation. Each quarter, as part of Industrial Engineering 472, students are expected to choose a local enterprise; become acquainted with the ownership or top management personality; gain permission to do a work project; define, analyze, and make recommendations for a suitable industrial engineering systems problem; present a written report; and do everything in reason to gain acceptance of their recommendations. The rector, The Reverend Charles Roper, told the students that ideas and communications did not flow through the church in an optimum manner and under the present commission system in the church, many important areas were not receiving the attention they should. Using the rector's suggestions as a basic starting point, the four students set out to study the church. They interviewed a cross-section of the congregation. In the process, they became aware of the fact that they first needed to decide on the purpose of the church before a proper analysis could be made of its organizational structure. "Since we do not have a product in the ordinary sense of the word," said Father Roper, "it is difficult to measure our end product." To pinpoint the church's purpose, the students again began interviewsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including contact with the Diocesean Office. With the aid of these interviews and Father Roper, they settled 12

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on a simple statement of purpose for Holy Cross—helping people be more perfect creatures by following the teachings of the Episcopal Church. With this initial step out of the way, the students tackled the commission system of the church. The young men found that a lot of good work was being done by many of the existing commissions, but at the same time, there were significant gaps because in some cases, there was no commission responsible for a particular area, or the commission responsible was just not doing the work. In addition, the students found that, in general, the commissions acted independently of one another and of the rest of the congregation. When the Tech students compared the church's commission system to that of a business' organizational structure, they decided that the commission system needed to be reorganized and further subdivided so as to re-delegate the authority and responsibility of the entire commission system. In studying the flow of ideas within the church, Father Roper told the students that ideas often were lost or died just because they were sent to the wrong commission. And he added that ideas often met a sudden death simply because they were transmitted verbally, as there was not a set path for ideas to flow from the originator to the vestry to the commission that had been established to handle that particular matter. The Tech men suggested that all ideas for consideration be submitted in writing to the church secretary. Cards should be provided for this purpose, they said. The secretary then should make a copy each for the file, the rector, vestry, and for the originator. Then the rector and vestry could consider the idea and initiate the proper action. The action taken and its results would be added to the file copy and to the originator's copy. Through this system, they explained, the church file holds copies of all ideas suggested and the action taken on them; the July-August 1968

originator knows what happens to his ideas and why; and the idea itself has an established path to follow while seeking approval. Turning to the organizational structure of the church, the students found six commissions active under direct control of the vestry (the worship, fellowship, Christian education, stewardship, building, and community responsibility). The men's club, the think committee, and the laity commission were inactive. The vestry exercised indirect control over active interest groups such as the Episcopal Churchwomen. And the choir, they found, had little contact with the rector—providing no coordination of the music with the sermon, or sometimes the service. Streamlining the organizational structure, the students came up with a chart placing the rector and vestry as the ruling forces, with commissions and committees reporting directly to them. The students emphasized, especially in regards to the stewardship committee, that the church had been wasting talent. The stewardship committee, they pointed out, must, in the future, do something it has previously failed to do— make good use of the time and talents of its members. "Money is not enough to run a church," the Tech students said. "It takes the personal investment of time from the members to realize its goals. In order for the church to continue to progress, it must seek the personal commitments of its members. The benefits the church returns to the people will directly depend upon the investment made." Reactivating the defunct think committee, the students gave it new goals and duties. Originally, it had been established to look far into the future—ten years or more ahead—• and then work backwards to determine what the church should be doing on a week-to-week basis. Through the constant reshuffling of the committee, they said, the purpose had been lost. The students assigned the think committee what they consid-

ered to be a most important role—a concern for change. "The most effective way to provide for the future is to liave a church that is able to change in the present," the spokesman pointed out. "Without the ability to constantly change to meet the needs of the community and the congregation, the church will stagnate. The think committee must replace the outdated and initiate change if the church is to remain contemporary with the community. This can be accomplished by being aware of the problems of the commissions and being ready to suggest changes to the vestry—whether in the form of committee changes, new commissions or changes in church policy." The four Industrial Engineering students not only submitted their written evaluation to the rector, but also presented their findings and suggestions to the congregation from the pulpit of Holy Cross one Sunday. They urged them to streamline the church's organizational structure. This, coupled with a strong two-way communications system, they said, would "create an overall system that is both easy to operate and conducive to the purpose of Holy Cross." Since that presentation, most of the suggestions have been placed into operation. "It is hard for people who are working for God to realize that they are doing it inefficiently," said Father Roper. "After incorporation of the students' suggestions," he said, "we feel our operation is now much smoother. Their report has provided a framework for us to see ourselves much better." Specifically, reports Father Roper, the work of these four students has provided two things: "We are now more flexible and practical in our organizational structure and, the information they provided gave us confidence and opened up more areas for our growth." "However," he added, "the work that was done with us was mild in comparison with what still needs to be done." JULIE


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"IT TAKES A BUD CARSON has good reason to be a worried man. Coming off a 4-6 season, he faces practically the same killing schedule (Navy replaces Vanderbilt and they tied, 35-35, last season) as he did in 1967, and he faces it with only six of the 22 starters returning. Nobody in the area can remember a Tech team that will be starting out with so much inexperience in the post World War II period. There are bright spots, however, and this team, if it could escape injury to the key men might be the surprise of the decade. Anything over a 5-5 season must be rated a plus this season for the Jackets figure to be the underdogs in that many games and only the fact that they represent Georgia Tech keeps the handicappers from picking them 4-6 or 3-7. The bright spots of the spring include the fact that the coaching staff is now a cohesive unit totally dedicated to a common goal. Offensive chief Bill Crutchfield has a rare and brilliant mind, completely obsessed with moving the ball. He can take an ancient formation and make something completely new out of it. And the offense will be more of a long-range scoring unit than the pound-it-out type. His offensive line assistant is exactly what that position calls forâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a man of great energy, schooled well in fundamentals, and at times a taskmaster without peer. His name is Lamar Leachman and he is out of the University of Tennessee and the boys who had to work for him were suspicious, to say the least, during that first week of spring practice. But then the realization hit them that this was the way an offensive line had to be developed and

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In his seo i season, Bud Carson will have to depend on a large L mber of sophomores and, though they are good ones will take a miracle of sorts for him and his t d-new staff to better a break-even season '.'

WORRIED MAN TO SING A WORRIED SONG suddenly, the "Whisperer" (as he is called in inner circles because of his booming voice) has become their leader. Billy Williamson needs little introduction to Tech fans. As a player, the "Little Indian" never let anybody down and as a coach of defensive backs he is a jewel. He knows the game and is respected by those who work for him. The old handsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jack Griffin, Dick Bestwick (now in charge of the defense), and Bob Thalman have fitted in without any trouble, and this team will pick up a win or two just because of the coaching, especially the coaching of fundamentals. Carson has the staff he wanted and has it organized. The surprise of the spring game was the defense which hit with authority and appeared to have a team cohesiveness similar to the one Carson developed in his year as an assistant to Dodd. The leader of the defense this year must be Eric Wilcox, who played as perfect a game as a linebacker could in the spring game. The sophomore linebackers looked good all spring. John Riggle, the ex-tailback from Pennsylvania, was voted the best sophomore lineman on the squad and he is a real hitter. Buck Shiver, an Americus product, is equally tough and quick, and Bill Flowers, still another former back, was also an eye-catcher at this position before an injury felled him. Defensive tackle is another sudden surprise. Bob Seamon, Mike Glad, Lou Santospago, and Richard Gardner have all come a long way. Add Jim Taylor, out most of the spring with an injury, and you have the makings of a better tackle corps than expected when practice started. The defense, incidentally, will be basicJuly-August 1968

ally the Tech Wrecker type again this year. Carson and Bestwick experimented with a basic five-man front and even a six for a day or so but eventually decided that with the material on hand the defense of the past two years, with a number of variations, is the best one. This basic set lends itself to lining up with four, five, six, seven, or even eight or nine in the front row and it's easy to fool folks with it. Carson is still searching for a number two quarterback in back of Larry Good, who had a spectacular spring. Good, passing much better than in the past, and running as well as he always has, just about has to stay healthy for Tech has nothing but inexperience to throw into the breach. And most Tech men recall what happened last season when King and Good went down with injuries. The best of the young quarterbacks appears to be Jack Williams, a sophomore from Decatur, who is a cool one under fire. Ken Bonifay, the logical contender for the back-up spot, missed all but a day or two of spring practice because of baseball and must prove himself in a hurry this fall to help. Nobody knows how much his operation of last year will affect his fine running ability. David Stroyan and Jim Person may also figure in this battle, but you can bet a month's pay that as long as Good stays healthy he will be in there running the team. The kicking game is another prime worry. Punter Tommy Chapman, who handled the chores last season, lost his timing for a spell during the spring but should get it back. Good may be the best of the back-up men for this position and is a steady


placekicker as well. Johnny Duncan had an excellent spring kicking extra points and short field goals but does not have the power of Tommy Carmichael for the long ones. Not a soul has shown Carmichael's ability to kick-off deep with consistency and sophomore defensive end Steve Foster seems to have won this job. Joe Bill Faith and little Mike Wysong will be running back punts and they are both effective. Wysong, the son of the late Professor Charles Wysong of Ceramic Engineering, was the surprise of the spring both as a defensive back and a punt returner. As Carson said when he signed him late last summer, "Wysong's a winner and he is going to play some place for you." The kick-off returners are not set at this writing and most anybody could show up in the important deep spots. At the end of the spring, the defense lined up with Mike Bradley and Foster at ends, Seamon and Glad at tackles, Wilcox, Riggle and Shiver as linebackers, Greg Wilkes and Faith at the corners, Bill Kinard at safety, and Doug Dale at the Wrecker. The only change that appears likely, barring injury, is that Bradley may be shifted over to give more strength to the offensive line perhaps at tackle. If he does move, Wayne New or Danny Adams or Richard Fortier will have to man this post. A long shot here might be another sophomore linebacker, Tim Broome, who has the look of a man who wants to play somewhere, some time. On offense, the strengths are the ends and flankers, the centers, the running backs, and, of course, Larry Good. At tight end, Joel Stevenson is a superior one with great hands 15

WORRIED MANâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;continued and superior blocking ability. He is also a leader. But back of him, there is a terrible drop-off because of inexperience. Bradley, the coaches claim, is a natural at this position and if something happened to Stevenson, he would be rushed in as a starter. The split ends and flankers are interchangeable in the Tech offensive scheme of things (which will be called multiple and pro, officially) and they are well stocked with talent. John Sias is Tech's best bet for allstar recognition (along with Wilcox and Good) and will undoubtedly set a few new Tech records this year. Percy Helmer is quick and he and Tim Woodall will be battling it out for the other starting position. Chapman improved during the spring and along with Larry Williams will add depth to these positions. The offensive tackle starters are currently listed as Terry Story and Galin Mumford. Both were impressive during the spring and if Bradley moves, he will make a third good one. But inexperienced sophomores man the back-up posts and this position could be trouble. Joe Vitunic underEric Wilcox (number 93) shows the new look of the Tech defense as he starts off on a ten-yard run with a mid-air fumble recovery created by the hard-hitting of his fellow linebacker, John Riggle (number 52).

went surgery for a bad knee in the spring and if he recovers will be an exceptional starter at one of the guards as he was last year. Sophomores plus last year's reserve Tim Eubanks man the other post and the back-ups on both sides, and this is another thing to worry the offensive coaches although Rick Evatt, Todd Woodhull, Sid Gunter, and Allen Vezey (currently listed at tackle) may surprise them before the season gets under way. Billy Kidd and John Collins are both fine centers with plenty of game experience to help them make this a better-than-average position this season. The running back positions are well fortified. Dennis James picked up this spring where he left off in the Georgia game last fall and sophomore Steve Harkey will be helping him out. John Weaver had a sensational spring at fullback as did Lloyd Snow, younger brother of Lenny. Bain Culton looked good before he was injured and had to undergo surgery on a knee and if he comes back strong this will be a real three-way battle for the starting position. You can make a real case for this team until you start looking at that schedule and figuring the strength of the opposition. TCU held a hot hand for the last part of last season and beat a couple of bowl teams and the Horned Frogs return their best offensive threats from 1967. Miami figures to be as strong as last season and the Hurricane freshman team

handed the Baby Jackets their only bad beating of the campaign. The major ingredients that brought about that massacre in Miami in the varsity game are backâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hendricks (the monstrous end), Opalsky, the maker of the long runs, and quarterback Olivo are all returning along with several of their playmates. Clemson lost a number of defensive people but the offense should be much more potent than last season and Frank Howard is doing little crying. Tennessee figures to be as good or better this time around from a defensive point of view and the quarterback who beat Tech, Bubba Wyche, shouldn't hurt Doug Dickey's chances for another good year. Auburn is on the upswing and noises are coming from that area about this being Shug Jordan's best in several years. Tulane should be equal to last year but Tech will like the fact that Bobby Duhon has finally graduated. Duke and Navy are mysteries but Notre Dame and Georgia certainly are not. And those last two powers must be met on the road which will not help the Tech chances. This Tech team will hit harder than any you may remember and it will be in superb physical shape for the tough season but it might be a year or two before the effects of those three poor recruiting years are clear enough for an optimistic view of a winning season or a bowl visit. ROBERT



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Dr. F. A. L. Holloway, Tech's 1968 Commencement speaker, points to the confrontation of two needs

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• TUMULT and protest—not only on campus but elsewhere as well—cannot be overlooked. Some of this tumult has become excessive and unlawful, and has had tragic consequences as we are painfully aware. In its more moderate forms, there has been widespread protest. There is protest against war, against business, against bigness, against technology, and against the values of the older generations. There are even protests against protest. This tumult cannot be laughed off lightly. There is room for protest. Things are not always right. They never have been and probably never will be. Examining alternatives, hearing objections and frequently reappraising are always necessary for progress—whether it be technical, economic or social progress. It has been said that one of the many reasons for this year's protest comes from confrontation between two basic needs of our society: First —the need to place some types of decisions that involve many people in the hands of an administrative few, and secondly—the desire of all human beings to take part in any decision that affects them. This may be an over-simplification, but these opposing needs do seem to be present, and they present

an interesting dilemma. Neither leaderless organizations nor anarchy have ever been successful to my knowledge in any major effort, and yet individuals do have the desire and the capacity to develop and manage themselves. The problem then becomes how to find an accommodation between these important and seemingly conflicting needs. This dilemma and attempts at its resolution were not just discovered and attacked in 1968. It has been recognized and approached in civilizations as far back as ancient Greece. Today its recognition and resolution are becoming more and more important as our society moves into larger groups. Today our developing technology—with its jet power and electronic communications—has brought us to a more urban civilization with much greater needs for interaction between people on complex issues. We realize more and more that differences between individuals are extremely desirable and important. In any organized endeavor there must be some accommodation of the individual to the group. However, there is also increasing recognition of the need for accommodation of the group to the individual. These issues touch on any future field that you, the class of 1968, may The Georgia Tech Alumnus

Henry W. Grady (left) accepts the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Dr. Harrison as speaker Holloway applauds in the right background, while (below) Howard Ector adds a light note as he inducts senior class president Chip Akridge into the Alumni Association.

enter—whether it be education, business, professional work, government, or just raising a family. All the answers are not available, and if they were they could not be covered in a few minutes—but there is evidence that we are making progress in developing answers. In my opinion, there is also evidence that we are developing more concern for individual differences and human values in any field you may enter. Let's look at the field of education first. Education comes first because it always has been and always will be the first essential in our search for progress. Education affects all of us whether we are actively engaged in it or not. This is illustrated by a recent talk by Mayor Ivan Allen of Atlanta, to a group of businessmen in New York. He attributed the relative calm in Atlanta, as compared to other cities, to the fact that there are leading educational institutions here for all interests. He felt that the various groups in Atlanta have been able to understand each other and to work together better because of their educational advantages. In your campus experiences you have been fortunate to have a wide diversity of choices before you for self-determination—choices of study, choices of outside activity, choices of July-August 1968

friends, and choices of leadership in group affairs. And the choices are growing even wider. Over the years it has been a pleasure to watch the educational process at Georgia Tech grow and diversify. Your faculty and administration have reformulated objectives. They have reappraised your curriculum. They have gradually shifted from training in the mechanical practices of technology to the development of theory and practice. They have shifted from simple problem solving to identifying problems. They have incorporated a balance of value judgments in solutions, including not just technical, but also economic and social considerations. Your able Dean Hansen has articulated his aim that you become the men in the middle of C. P. Snow's two cultures— the pure natural scientists on one hand, and the literary intellectuals who are primarily concerned with human values on the other. His aim is that you will build a bridge of understanding between these two. Your faculty has added curricula such as applied psychology which we could all use. You yourselves have contributed to this diversification by expressing your desires for more courses in the liberal arts, and for representatives of the student body

on the Administrative Council. In brief—your faculty and administration have offered you a widening variety of choice and self-determination that fit with improving objectives and high standards of excellence. All of this shows a concern for human as well as technological values at Georgia Tech. Nonetheless, you have had your recent occasions of protest and petition. You have been fortunate that these have been heard and handled promptly and wisely by an up-to-date and progressive administration led by your capable President Harrison. You are to be congratulated that this has occurred in a responsible and orderly manner. With all this background of widening choice of field, widening opportunity for self-determination, and widening concern for human as well as technological values at Georgia Tech, there is no need to dwell further on the direction and progress of education. You have witnessed a sample of the best. On this important day you are probably wondering whether future years will offer you the same wide choices of self-determination, the same opportunities for self-development, self-expression, responsibility, 19

PROTESTORS—cont. and leadership you have enjoyed at Georgia Tech. My own background prompts me to speak primarily to this question as it applies to business and to industry. Some of you may enter these fields. Like education, business will affect you whether you enter it or not. You will have a stake in its health, since business and industry will produce all of the wealth needed to sustain your physical and social well being regardless of your particular career. Business and industry will pay directly or indirectly for all the taxes that support our education, our government, and all of the benefits needed for social progress. And continued economic and material progress is essential to continued human progress. Business and industry too have reason to study the dilemma outlined previously—how to formulate organization goals and make overall decisions and yet enable the people in the organization to take responsibility for their own part. This not only produces more satisfaction for the individuals, it results in higher productivity. It is a fact that each year more and more business managers seek to implement such management philosophies as my late friend Douglas McGregor's "management by objective." Many business people are engaging applied psychologists as consultants to aid in reappraising their individual behavior and their group processes. They are seeking ways to harmonize individual and organization goals. Larger organizations are being subdivided into smaller ones to decentralize decision making. Overall objectives are being clarified so smaller units may adopt specific missions that fit broader goals. Methods are being sought to enable people to choose the part of the endeavor that fits their personal objectives and abilities. More and more managers are finding that they seldom make a mistake by trusting mature people to make their own decisions in matters that affect their own1 affairs. My own field is industrial research and engineering. In this we are finding that we cannot improve the innovation of material things without innovating in our organizational processes. We are also finding that it is imperative that there be room for diversity of interest. More 20

and more we see the need to find the unusual individual, who is dissatisfied with the present way, and who is willing to exert himself to find a new way. This kind of dissatisfaction —or protest if you will—is the key to invention. Diversity of interest and dissatisfaction are most important to our basic scientific searches for new knowledge. More industrial organizations are finding that it is highly profitable to turn the reins loose on men who seek their own path in basic scientific investigations. It is only necessary to choose someone who is capable and interested in a field broadly relevant to the organization's goals. Since he must make his own choice of paths of investigation, the payoff comes by surrounding him with knowledge of the opportunities for application of whatever he may discover. Then his discoveries may be transferred to the talents of multidisciplinary teams that can work through the development of products that will sell or processes that will work. In all these ways, industry is seeking further material and technological progress. But this progress must serve a constructive social purpose if it is to succeed. Like Georgia Tech, business is seeking ways to apply technology and economics to social problems. Perhaps a few examples witnessed among my associates will show how diversity of interest, opportunity for self-determination and social purpose in an industrial organization parallel what you have found on the campus. Engineers are investigating and developing methods of reducing air pollution from automobiles. They could show you how progress to date has caused pollution from this source to start down in the United States, and not continue up as is popularly believed. They could show you how research is pointing to still further progress, such that the automotive air pollution problem will reach insignificant proportions before the class of 1978 graduates, and without any need to convert to electric cars or steam cars. These men could tell you about their efforts to balance the system of engines, fuels and atmospheric conditions, and how they must communicate with each other and with government agencies on these complex problems. Scientists are investigating the causes of rainfall on tropical islands.

From this they could tell you about the ways they see to induce rainfall in arid lands. Engineers are building and starting up new refining, chemical and fertilizer plants thousands of miles from the United States. They could tell you how they work with nationals of other countries and of different cultures and how their results will aid industrial and agricultural productivity overseas. Scientists and engineers are developing ways to make protein foods from purified hydrocarbons. They could tell you how this may offset undernourishment here or in foreign lands. An engineer spent a year in a center for advanced study at his organization's expense, working in a field of his own selection. He could tell you how this led him to develop a new means to disperse oil slicks from tankers without harming marine life. Others could tell you about the efforts of industry to employ disadvantaged persons with very little education or background and to teach them basic skills in training positions. This will enable them to compete eventually with those of better education. All this would show you that industrial research and engineering are not eight hours a day of slide rule or computer or laboratory technique, but a very diversified activity that involves personal choices and relationships with people just as complex and interesting as any you have found on the campus or elsewhere. These efforts to resolve the dilemma of individual goals and group goals will continue—to find better ways of establishing group goals and decisions, while enabling individuals to participate in the decisions that affect them. The process will never be perfect as long as we are just humans, and protests will continue to be needed. Class of 1968, it will shortly be your responsibility to continue the attempt to resolve the dilemma of group goals and individual goals. It will be your responsibility to examine the alternatives, hear the objections, and reappraise the issues. In short you will be refashioning what is popularly called "the establishment." If there is to be a future establishment—you will one day discover that you are the members— and the extent of future progress will be in your hands. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

I IMINI AND BACK Photographed by Richard V. Johnson â&#x20AC;˘ Written by Ron Vinson and R. J. Gerdes July-August 1968


The Tech Sailing Club becomes the largest single collegiate group ever to make the trip between the U.S. and the Bahamas and on the way runs into a large portion of rough sea

â&#x20AC;˘ THOUGH the waves in the Gulf Stream ranged from 10 to 12 feet high, students and faculty shoved off from Ft. Lauderdale for a spring vacation to remember in the Bahamas. Manning the six chartered sloops was the largest collegiate group ever to make this trip. It included students from Georgia Tech's. Sailing Club, Tech faculty, Agnes Scott girls, and one lone representative of Massey Junior College. The cruise, the third trip for the club began at midnight on Monday. Ties with the humdrum world were cut for a week as the small ships slipped away from the dock in Lauderdale. Passing the shrouded jetties at the harbor entrance, the world shrank to eight by thirty-two feet for those on the sloops. The night was pitch dark and only occasionally did a pale moon look through the clouds. But the weather forecast had predicted clear skies which could mean almost daylight visibility on the ocean. How was the ride through the night going to be? Memory brings back pieces of conversations, remarks, and shouting. "Turn on deck lights." "Set sails." Even with all the lights in Port Everglades looking on, land seemed already strangely remote. <. "Watch out for the lights of the markers on starboard." "You're O.KJ The Sandpiper is calling on the radio. Your position?" "Call back later. Let's get safely out of the channel." The boats started heeling as the first puffs from the ocean filled the sails with force. "Everybody put on life jackets.* 22

"Why? It's not rough." "Not yet." Passing the shrouded jetties at the harbor entrance the boats danced wildly up and down in the steep breakwaters. "Hold on." "My stomach!" "That's just the breakwater. On the ocean it's long, soft swells. We pointed for the flashing, white light of Port Lauderdale's sea bouy, marking the end of the channel entrance. "O.K. Turn off the engine." "Course 85 degrees, Bahamas." "Check our running lights." "Where are the long, soft swe ...." The top of a towering, thundering wave broke over the boat, filling the cockpit with foaming water. Somebody who had not put on his foul weather gear got soaked through in a fraction of a second. "Let's bail out the cockpit!" "Nonsense, it's selfbailing." "Where are the other boats?" The running lights of the other boats were difficult to see in the high seas and finally dropped out of sight. Sinking back were finally also the red lights of the tall smoke stacks in Port Everglades. The world shrank

to eight by thirty-two feet to those on the sloops. "No land in sight any more." "You're not pointing 85 degrees, that's 70! This way we'll get to Bermuda and if we miss, to Greenland." The breeze freshened and every puff jerked the boat to weather. The helmsman had pushed his feet into the opposite side of the cockpit, holding on to the tiller with both hands. "Haul in on the ginny." "I can't. Somebody uncleat the sheet." The genoa sail had started luffing, not gently, but with, the sound of cannon shots. Trimming the sail with a powerful winch gave it back its drive. The clouds had disappeared and The Georgia Tech Alumnus

as far as one could see, nothing but huge waves with white caps rolling at our tiny nutshell in endless rows. For those who loved the sea, it was overpowering, beautiful. For those who were not so sure of the beauty of the sea, there was fear, loneliness, some moments of despair, and the dim light off the compass in the cockpit meant warmth and safety. "There's a light dead ahead." "Probably a ship. Let's pray he doesn't run us over." The freighter saw us and passed us safely to starboard, illuminated like a used car sales lot. "I wonder what sunrise will be like." The sun rose like a huge fireball. There was no haze or red sky. Suddenly it was there. The seas were not as heavy any more. We were somewhere in the Gulfstream and the water was of a beautiful dark, deep blue. But where were the others? "Call them on the radio." "This is the Vedette, calling the MKB, over." No answer. "This is the Vedette, calling the MKB, over." Where were they, the other five boats? July-August 1968

Finally, hours later—"I think there's a sail over the starboard quarter." "A sail! That must be one of our boats." "Imagine, staying together in such a night!" We had sighted the Sea Serpent and later also the MKB. Suddenly there was activity on the boat. "We are not alone!" I've got the Bimini radio signal loud and clear on the RDF. Bear off 5 degrees." Early in the afternoon somebody sighted land. Trees appeared and grew. We had made it. Only three of the sloops made it to the islands that first night. The others returned to port for small repairs and followed the next day. The Vedette was the first Tech boat to reach Bimini. The entrance to the harbor is guarded by coral reefs and by shallow water. As the boats sailed in, lookouts were posted to watch the depth of the water which is accurately judged by its color—the deeper the blue, the deeper the water. The water around Bimini is laid out in a carpet pattern with the water rapidly changing from a royal blue to azure to em-

erald punctuated by purplish masses which mark the reefs. Tuesday morning started near noon for the three boats at Bimini. Dying to browse around the island, the students set off that afternoon. First, the group tackled downtown metropolitan Bimini—consisting of three hotels, two nightclubs, two liquor stores, one grocery store, three marinas, a post office, a customs' office, and a one room constable's office. All of this splendor is located on the Queen's Highway—the main and only road on the island which is intermittently paved in the business area. The most disconcerting effect to the American visitor is the totally unbusinesslike way the island is run. In the middle of the day, one can go to a store and find it closed either 23

BIMINI—continued because the owner is fishing o r because he decided not to get out of bed. The English influence is remarkably pronounced even though the islands are now independent; on one of the liquor stores the sign proclaims "Ye Olde Spirit Merchants, Ltd." and the customs and law officials still retain their quaint and colorful English colonial office garb while presenting a startling sight zipping around the island on their electric scooters. Hardly anything will grow in the sand-dirt land except an occasional palmetto, flower, or weed. The native houses are usually concrete or cinder block and extremely small, yet almost all of them have a TV set. In the early afternoon the sets are generally tuned to the soap operas. "As the World Turns" is a favorite there where, ironically, the world appears to stop ' and where change comes with vagrant slowness. Each year the shops, the bars, and even the attendants and workers at the docks and marinas remain timeless and the same. The party of students and faculty decided to celebrate the trip that night by going out on the town. Sets24

ting out to enliven the town, the students and faculty members squeezed onto the Queen's highway singing "When the crew, goes marching in . . ." accompanied on the guitar by Wolfgang Schulz, a German student sponsored by Tech's WSF. Stopping at the Red Lion, a restaurant lounge, the impromptu chorus captured the patrons with their music. When they sang, "We Shall Overcome" one could detect the native help singing softly in the background. Leaving the Red Lion in quest of more activity, the group, which had somewhat degenerated by this time, took to the Queen's Highway again and students and faculty linked arms to support themselves and to perform a variety of dancing steps while singing very loudly past the constable's office and into the Famous Door. A native band was playing—with electric guitars—and singing Rolling Stone songs. On Wednesday the boats sailed down the Cat Cay for the last stop in the trip. Cat Cay is a tropic paradise covered with palm and coconut trees imported by the owners of the island. Decades ago the island was a gambling resort complete with cottages, houses, casino, beauty parlor and restaurants. A sign said, "Forever gambling." But bankruptcy closed the casinos down and now only fifteen people live on the island. The water around the Cay is teem-

ing with fish and other marine life including an occasional barracuda. Spearfishing, swimming, and walking on the beach constituted the main activities of the group. Anchored in a bay at Cat Cay, it is necessary for the boats to maintain an anchor watch at night. The early morning watch brings home the experience of the cruise. Sitting under a sky which is pitch black except for pin points of light and the nebulous streak of the Milky Way across the Spring sky and listening to the anchor line stretch and grow taut, moan and check the boat's drift and gradually swinging it in the other direction, each of the cruise members were quiet that last night thinking of Cat Cay and the revelry at Bimini until finally Steve Montgomery summed it up for the group, "I really don't see why I should go back to school and leave here." The Georgia Tech Alumnus


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Two of Tech's top administrators retired in June and the alumni and friends gave each of them a special going-away party. They are Dr. Wyatt Whitley (above left) and Registrar Bill Carmichael (above and below) and for more details, please turn the page.

NEWS FROM THE CAMPUS Trabant is new Delaware president DR. Edward Arthur Trabant, Tech's vice president for academic affairs, has been named president of the University of Delaware in Newark. T h e number two man in the Tech administration for the past two years will take over his new duties on September 1. In making the announcement, Tech president, Dr. Edwin D. Harrison, said, "Although I am extremely sorry to lose Dr. Trabant, I wish him the very best in his new position. His superior intellect, exceptional administrative ability, and strong personality have been great assets to Georgia Tech. "I am not surprised that this promotion has come his way, for I was aware when he joined us at Tech that he would soon move up the academic ladder." A native of California, Dr. Trabant joined the Tech staff in 1966 from the State University of New York where he was Dean of Engineering for six years. H e received his A.B. degree in 1941 from Occidental College and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from California Institute of Technology in 1947. He joined the staff of Purdue University in 1947 as an instructor in mathematics and held several positions there including director of the nuclear engineering laboratory and professor of engineering sciences. He joined the Buffalo staff in 1960. He is a consultant to several organizations including the Carborundum Corporation. This year he was named chairman of a special committee to study and evaluate nuclear effects research for the Department of the Army. He is also a member of the

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Army Scientific Advisory Panel for the Department of Defense. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Omicron Delta Kappa, Dr. Trabant is married to the former Jeraldine Shanessy of Indianapolis. They have two children and currently reside at 3656 Cloudland Drive, N.E., in Atlanta.

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two deanships and the director of the Engineering Experiment Station â&#x20AC;&#x201D;have been filled at Georgia Tech. Announcement of the changes approved by the Board of Regents was made by President Edwin D. Harrison. The changes were effective July 1. Dr. Vernon D. Crawford, formerly director of the School of Physics, is the new dean of the General College. Dr. Sam C. Webb, acting dean of the General College during the past year, will become dean of the newly named Division of Graduate Studies and Research. Dr. Maurice W. Long, currently chief of the Electronics Division, is the new director of the Engineering Experiment Station, replacing Dr. Wyatt C. Whitley, who retired J u n e 30. Dr. Long is also occupying the newly created post of associate dean for the Division of Graduate Studies and Research. As dean of the General College, Dr. Crawford will be responsible for the coordination and correlation of the work of the following academic groups: Schools of Applied Biology, Chemistry, Industrial Management, Information Science, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology; and the Departments of English, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Training and

THE SECOND COVER With a combined service of over 81 years to Georgia Tech, the two gentlemen pictured weve due special nights when retirement time came this June. On May 23, the alumni feted Registrar Bill Carmichael and a packed house heard, among other things, Student Body President Carey Brown kid Carmichael about his habit of searching for typographical errors in the newspaper every morning. The following night, an equally large crowd spent the evening , listening to a variety of speakers good-naturedly talk about the Whitley Years.

Social Sciences. Dr. Webb will serve as chairman of the Graduate Council at Tech. In his new position as dean of the Division of Graduate Studies and Research, Webb will assume administrative responsibilities for the promotion of the complete program of graduate studies within the Institute. As director of the Engineering Experiment Station, Dr. Long will initiate and conduct research programs which are not primarily academic in nature but which contribute to Tech's meeting its research commitments to the state, region and country. As associate dean of the Division of Graduate Studies and Research, Long will act for the dean of the Division, as needed, and will be responsible for carrying out the administrative research policies for the Division. A graduate of the University of Virginia where he received the Doctor of Philosophy degree, Dean Crawford was appointed initially a t Tech as an associate professor in 1949. For two years he served as head of the Physics Branch in the Engineering Experiment Station. Noted as a public speaker, the new dean has represented Tech's School of Physics at state and national meetings. A former faculty member of Emory University, Dean Webb received t h e Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of North Carolina. H e joined the Tech faculty in 1965 as director of Evaluation Studies. H e is the author of numerous publications in the field of psychology. A Tech alumnus, Dr. Long received the Doctor of Philosophy degree here in 1959. He has been engaged actively in research and development at Tech since 1946. In 1955, Long organized the Radar Branch at Tech and served as its first head until 1960. Dr. Long organized the Electronics Division, now the largest of Tech's research divisions, in 1959 and continued to serve as its chief until his latest appointment.

Promotions announced by President Two Georgia Tech professors have been named Regents' Professors by the Board of Regents. Dr. Harold E . Smalley, Industrial Engineering, and Dr. Marvin R. Sledd, Mathematics, have been promoted to this highest academic rank at Tech. Other faculty promotions announced included those named to rank of Professor: Tom F. Almon, English; Kong Chu, Industrial Management; Joseph D. Clement, Nuclear Engineering; William W. Hines, Industrial Engineering; Robert F. Hochman, Chemical Engineering; A. Ben Huang, Aerospace Engineering; Lynwood A. Johnson, Industrial Engineering; William J. Lnenicka, Engineering Mechanics; The Georgia Tech Alumnus

Henry A. McGee, Jr., Chemical Engineering; Eugene T. Patronis, Jr., Physics; Robert A. Pierotti, Chemistry; James R. Stevenson, Physics; Thomas M. White, Jr., Electrical Engineering; and Willard E. Wight, Social Sciences. Named to the rank of Associate Professor were: Philip Adler, Jr., Industrial Management; Ethel J o Baker, Psychology; Aubrey M. Bush, Electrical Engineering; George Lee Cain, Jr., Mathematics; Stephen L. Dickerson, Mechanical Engineering; Harry G. Dulaney, Physics; Sidney L. Gordon, Chemistry; W. Waverly Graham, III, Nuclear Engineering; Carl G. Justus, Aerospace Engineering; Wilton W. King, Engineering Mechanics; Ralph C. Lathem, Textile Engineering; Theodoric C. Linthicum, Engineering Graphics; Billy B. Mazanti, Civil Engineering; Mohamed F. Moad, Electrical Engineering; Thomas F. Moran, Chemistry; Peter J. R. Norris, Architecture; Lawrence W. Rehfield, Aerospace Engineering; C. Virgil Smith, Jr., Aerospace Engineering; Bobby C. Spradlin, Industrial Engineering; Edgar A. Starke, Jr., Chemical Engineering; Fred Tarpley, Industrial Management; Jose Villanueva, Engineering Mechanics, and C. Michael York, Psychology. Donald Thomas Kelley, Industrial Management, and Hulan Glyn Thomas, Social Sciences, were promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor. At the Experiment Station, Robert B. Cassell, Industrial Development Division, was promoted to the rank of principal research economist. Other personnel at the Station receiving promotions were: Raymond Tooke, Jr., Chemical and Material Sciences Division, to the rank of principal research engineer; Richard B. Belser, Physical Sciences Division, to the rank of research professor of Textile Engineering and a principal research physicist. The following were promoted to the rank of senior research engineer: Steve H. Bomar, Chemical and Material Sciences Division; and Ernest E. Donaldson, Jr., Jerry L. Eaves, Herndon H. Jenkins, Jr., Robert D. Trammell, Jr., and Robert G. Shackelford, all of the Electronics Division. Mrs. Karen E. Carr, Chemical and Materials Sciences Division, will become a research chemist. Promoted to the rank of research engineer were: Charlton H. Bonham, III, Ronnie W. Camp, Richard W. Moss, all from Electronics Division; and John E . Sims, Chemical and Materials Sciences Division. John Robert Wright, Nuclear Sciences Division, was promoted to the rank of health physicist. At Southern Tech, the following were promoted to the rank of associate professor: Clifford W. Cowan, July-August 1968

John L. Keown and David E. Summers, Electrical Engineering Technology; and Ernest R. Stone, Mathematics. Promoted to the rank of assistant professor at Southern Tech were: Louis T. Bates, English; and Earl T. Oxford, Chemistry-Physics.



Alumnus' son is top 1968 graduate JACK H. Tedards, Jr., son of a Green-

ville, South Carolina alumnus (1935) was the top graduate of the Georgia Tech Class of 1968 which received degrees on June 8 during ceremonies at the Fox Theater. Tedards completed his requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics with an overall average of 3.9134 out of a possible 4.0. He barely edged Charles H. Ford, Jr., of Route 2, Eidson, Georgia and Hsiao Peng Lee of Hong Kong. Ford, the son of a Georgia farmer and a graduate of Eidson High School, finished his work for the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree (co-operative plan) with a 3.8738 average. Lee, son of journalist Bruce Lee of the P a n Asia News Agency of Hong Kong, was close behind with a 3.8666 average for the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. All three have earned over 75 per cent of their college expenses while at Tech. Tedards began Tech as a co-operative student and worked as a computer programmer in the technical services department of West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company during his work quarters prior to his changeover to mathematics in his junior year. He also worked as a mathematics teaching assistant at Tech.






Students win top awards T H E American Society of Civil Engineers has named James T. Prewett, a junior in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech, one of four recipients of its ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships for 1968-69. Prewett, who is from Atlanta, was also invited to attend the ASCE National Meeting on Environmental Engineering in Chattanooga recently. Scholarships are awarded in each of the four zones of ASCE. Prewett was rated number one by the four evaluators on the selection committee. Also, Stephen K. McGill, Jr., a freshman in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been awarded a $500 prize for the best English paper entered in an essay contest sponsored by Emory University. A committee of English teachers from Atlanta area high schools served as judges to select the best English paper from freshmen entries made from Emory University and throughout the University System of Georgia.





He is the second Georgia Tech freshman to win this award in recent years.

Basketball Schedule Announced T H E Jackets pick up their toughest schedule in years in the very year Whack Hyder will greet only two starters from last year's team that posted a 12-13 record. Ted Tomasovich returns for his final year at forward and Bob Seemer, who started most of the games last season after the mid-point, comes back at center. Joining them will be top freshman star, Rich Yunkus, a 6'8" high school all-America who led the Rats in both scoring and rebounding last season, and Jim Thome, a classy freshman guard and the brother of three-year starter, Pete Thorne, who finished the past season on crutches. The rest of the squad that will face the likes of North Carolina and Ohio State (two of the semi-finalists in last season's NCAA championships) will be made up of reserves. The team will have more height than last season, but finding guards to make the Tech offense go will be a tough problem for Hyder and his staff. The complete schedule is printed below: Nov. 30 Clemson Clemson Dec. 3 Southern Methodist. .Atlanta Dec. 5 Georgia Athens Dec. 17 Tennessee Knoxville Dec. 20-21 Sun Bowl Tournament El Paso (Texas at El Paso, Loyola of Chicago and Oklahoma City) Jan. 2 U. of Tampa Tampa Jan. 6 Jacksonville U Atlanta Jan. 8 Clemson Atlanta Jan. 14 North Carolina . . . . Atlanta Jan. 18 Mercer Macon Jan. 20 Ohio State Atlanta Jan. 23 Rice Atlanta Jan. 25 Hawaii Atlanta Jan. 28 Furman Greenville Jan. 30 Notre Dame . . . South Bend Feb. 5 Virginia Military Inst Lexington Feb. 8 Jacksonville U.. .Jacksonville Feb. 10 Air Force Academy. .Atlanta Feb. 13 Georgia Atlanta Feb. 15 Tulane Atlanta Feb. 18 Florida State . . . Tallahassee Feb. 22 Florida State Atlanta Feb. 24 Auburn Auburn Mar. 1 Tulane New tfrleans

Water Resources Center receives grants T H E U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a grant which will allow Tech scientists to study the social, political, and physical effects of urban flooding in the Atlanta area. The $78,400 grant will be conducted through; Tech's Water Resources Center, under i 30

the direction of Regents' Professor Carl E. Kindsvater. The project is one of thirty-two varied research projects approved by the Interior Department under Title II of the Federal Water Resources Act of 1969. Tech's allocation of funds was one of the largest awarded any state-supported institution in the nation. Twelve months of study of the urban flooding problem will be con-

cluded with an additional three months for evaluation and report preparation. Student assistants will be part of the research team. The Department of Interior also awarded a $45,850 continuation graduate training grant to Tech for studies on water supply and pollution control. The grant, administered by the Water Resources Center, has been awarded for the past five years and ends on J u n e 30, 1969.


of 15 former Georgia Tech greats were inducted into the Institute's Athletic Hall of Fame at the May 15 meeting of the Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Club. Dean-Emeritus George Griffin, a member of the Hall of Fame, handled the induction ceremonies at the meeting. Club President J i m Brown presided over the meeting. Feature speaker for the evening was Football Coach Bud Carson, who presented his spring practice report to the more than 250 alumni at the annual spring get-together. Six of the new inductees are members or former members of the Tech athletic staff. They include retired tennis coach Earle E. Bortell; the late Roy Mundorff, former basketball coach; Joe Pittard, retired baseball coach; Lyle Welser, gymnastics coach; Buck Andel, athletic trainer; and Bob Bossons, a former Tech football assistant coach. The nine other inductees included the late George M. "Pup" Phillips, football; Walter Mitchell of Atlanta, football; John P. Baum of Milledgeville, baseball; Fletcher Sims of Chattanooga, football; Artie Small of Clearwater, Florida, cross country; Harvey Hardy of Lakeland, Florida, football; Lamar Wheat of Rossville, Georgia, football; William T. Towles of Atlanta, swimming; and Kenneth D. "Lum" Snyder of Mobile, Alabama, football. AUGUSTA, GEORGIA—The Georgia Tech

Club of Augusta held its spring meeting on May 20 with Coach Bud Carson and Freshman Coach Bill Fulcher as the principal speakers. Over 100 alumni turned out to hear the two Tech coaches talk about the prospects for the coming year both from a varsity and a freshman standpoint. CAPE




Snow, the great Tech back of the past three seasons, was the featured speaker at the March 18 meeting of the

Cape Kennedy Club. The meeting was held in Pine Indian Harbour Beach and Snow briefed the members in attendance as to what makes an athlete tick. DALLAS-FORT



North Texas Georgia Tech Club held a coed dinner meeting at the Fun-InThe-Sun Club between Dallas and Fort Worth on May 3. Tornado warnings in the area cut the crowd to 31 from an anticipated 45. Guest speaker was Roane Beard who talked about Georgia Tech and the National Alumni Association. This was followed by 1967 Football Hightlights. Joe Szablowski, president, presided a t the meeting. DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA—The Geor-

gia Tech Club of Daytona held a dinner meeting March 26. There were 38 present, including wives, for the informal program featuring Roane Beard and Dean-Emeritus George Griffin, who spoke on the Tech of yesterday and today. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA—The Jackson-

ville Georgia Tech Club held a spring dinner meeting on April 15 with 90 alumni present. Unfortunately, the guest speaker scheduled, Dr. Arthur Trabant, had to cancel his appearance due to an accident involving his daughter. A most entertaining speaker, Mr. Robert Maery, was thrown into the breach and kept the group entertained for 50 minutes. NASHVILLE,



ville Georgia Tech Club held its second annual Varsity party on April 20. Over 80 alumni and wives turned out to feast on the food from the Atlanta Varsity brought up with a new course record in the transporting of Varsity food by common carrier, excluding airplanes. Featured speaker was Bob Wallace, director of information services and publications, who talked about the Institute and the athleitc The Georgia Tech Alumnus

program and introduced special guest Jack Thompson, chief of the Athletic Association's recruiting office. ORLANDO, FLORIDA—The Central Flor-

ida Georgia Tech Club held a dinner meeting on March 27 with 39 present, including wives. Henry J. Martin, '58, president, turned the meeting over to Roane Beard who introduced the guest speaker, Dean-Emeritus George Griffin. Questions and answers followed. There was some discussion of a bus trip to Atlanta for one of the Tech home games. Jose Gonzalez, '44, was put in charge of arrangements for this.

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alumni and wives and guests turned out for the May 10 meeting of the Pittsburgh Georgia Tech Club. Principal speakers at the highly successful meeting were Coach Bud Carson and Assistant Coach Dick Bestwick, who talked about Tech's football program. Special guests at the meeting were four 1968 football grant-in-aid signees from the area along with their parents. RICHMOND, VKGINIA—Thirty-six alum-

ni turned out for a stag meeting of the Richmond Georgia Tech Club on May 6. President Robert L. Branner presided at the meeting and introduced guest speaker Roane Beard, Secretary of the National Alumni Association. His talk and a question and answer period were followed by the 1967 Football Highlights. ROME, GEORGIA—The Rome Georgia

Tech Alumni Club held its annual banquet on May 21. Coach Bud Carson was the guest speaker before more than 100 alumni and guests. Carson talked about the football program at Tech and, as always, answered all questions with candor. TAMPA, FLORIDA—The Florida


Coast Chapter of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association held its annual meeting on May 24 in Ruskin, Florida. Retiring president, Lester Ulm, Jr., announced the club's plans for the coming year with two fall meetings already on the schedule. T h e first will be the Annual Freshmen Dinner in which the local group invites local incoming freshmen to meet with the old-timers. T h e second meeting will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Tech-University of Miami freshmen football game to be played in Tampa, Saturday, October 12, 1968. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Washington

Georgia Tech Club held its annual dinner-dance on May 24 with Dr. Arthur Hansen, dean of engineering, as the principal speaker. A large

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T H E methods most often used to make a charitable gift are outright gifts of cash or securities. Many alumni who have made provisions for Georgia Tech in their wills have also come to realize t h a t lifetime gifts have certain advantages which may increase their spendable income now. These men feel t h a t the saving of tax dollars is important. And, they also have the satisfaction of knowing their gift is immediately going to work for Georgia Tech. Some time ago a man, who was a generous donor to his alma mater, died, leaving his entire $500,000 estate outright to his wife. His wishes, expressed in his will, were that his wife should receive the benefit of his money but that upon her death the money should go to the children. She complied with these wishes and the children, upon her death, received the remainder. Here is how it worked: * Gross estate of husband $500,000 Left to his wife 418,300 Gross estate of wife 418,300 Left to children 295,189 (A loss, through taxes and costs, of $204,811). Had this man taken advantage of estate planning he would have discovered that he could not only conserve more of his capital for his family, but continue his benevolent interest in his alma mater which he had supported during his lifetime. If he had worked out his plan at age 65, it could have been like this if he died at age 75: Gross estate of husband $500,000 Left to his wife 430,300 Gross estate of wife 430,300 Left to children 325,720 Left to the Georgia Tech Foundation 50,000 Note the results: $12,000 more for the widow $30,531 more for the children $50,000 gift to the Georgia Tech Foundation Also, he could have had $11,912 more spendable income over the ten years. This added to the corpus of his estate would give to his children another $8,000. Planning now can do important things, such as

. . providing more spendable income for the planner. . . providing more security for the spouse or family of the planner. . . enabling the planner to conserve his capital wealth. . . assisting the planner to preserve his family holdings. . . opening opportunities for the planner to assign his capital to other purposes than government support. We do not propose, however, to suggest that there are tax gimmicks or other magic factors that would enable you to "make money" through any gift to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. A gift to Georgia Tech will always cost you or your family something. However, through financial replanning it is often possible to increase disposable income during life and also to increase the value of that which is left for the family's future welfare. If you are single and your total assets, including life insurance, come to more than $60,000, you should consider carefully the possibilities of estate planning. T h e same applies if you are married and your assets exceed $120,000. Georgia Tech is issuing a quarterly publication, prepared by a group of experts, that deals with the problems of estate planning. If you would like to be included on our mailing list, please contact Thomas H. Hall, III, Director of Resources Development, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332. Telephone: 404-874-2102.


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followed the formal program. WILMINGTON,

W. S. Dee, '28, has been named assistant to the Atlanta division manager of the Service Department of Atlanta Gas Light Company. He will serve as consultant in the customer service field and merchandise illustrations. Clifford D. H. Bierman, '33, of Blaw-Knox Company, Pittsburgh, Pa., has been elected president of the American Assn. of Cost Engineers for the coming year. He has served previously as administrative vice president and as national director of regional relations.

'f""lC3 Joe A. Schlesinger died JanL J C 3 uary 15.

John J. Hill, '36, has been appointed manager of a new Southeastern public power zone for Westinghouse Corp. The zone will market its products t o public power utilities. He will have headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. and will supervise districts in six states.

' / j / | Col. Carlisle B. Cox died April I 30. H e is survived by his widow, Victoria Gavitski Cox, Canton, Georgia; one son and two daughters. Col. Cox was t h e stepson of Coach Heisman. We recently learned that Stanley M. Oliver died February 24.

Ralph W. Miller, '43, is the new vice president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mid-Atlantic Region. A partner in the consulting engineering firm of Miller, Schuerholz & Associates of Baltimore, he has been on the A.S.M.E. Professional Practice Committee. John H. Durden, '44, has been named manager of the Buckhead office of ^. Atlanta Gas Light Co. He was formerly manager offthe company's Athens, Ga.,' office. A native of Blytheville, Ark., he joined the company in 1947. George C. Davis, '47, is the new division manager of The Austin Company's Forest Products division, with headquarters in Seattle, Wash. He was . formerly vice president of Rice Barton Corp. \



John G. Turner, '33, has been named city manager of Greensboro, Ga. A retired Army brigadier general, Turner was named acting city manager in April. A native of Atlanta, he was operations officer, Continental Air Defense Command.

Lloyd 0. Harris, Jr., '43, is the new president of Fulton Cotton Mills of Atlanta. The former vice president of marketing, he joined the company in 1946. Fulton Cotton Mills is a division of Allied Products Corp. of Chicago, III.


turnout heard Dean Hansen discuss the goals and plans for Georgia Tech in the coming years and then participated in the question-and-answer period. Guests included Tim McGreen and his parents. Tim was this year's recipient of the Washington Club scholarship award ($500). Dancing to the music of Frank Petti's orchestra


lace was the featured speaker at the April 4 meeting of the Wilmington Georgia Tech Club. Over 40 alumni turned out to hear Wallace talk about the changes on the campus from the building program through the rebuilding program (in football). Tucker Johnson, Jr., the club's president, introduced Wallace, who conducted a long question-and-answer session following his talk.

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' / | r i George Bohon Raine died May I \3 18. Mr. Raine was retired from the General Adjustment Bureau. His widow resides at 17 Vernon Road, N.W., Atlanta. We recently learned that W. W. Robinson, E E , died April 26, 1967. ' t^1^ Henry Pitchford Osborne died C. C June 12. Mr. Osborne was a retired civil engineer with LockheedGeorgia Company. His widow resides at 1835 Winchester Trail, Chamblee, Georgia. ' O O Charles Fleetwood, CE, has d l _ J been appointed the new city planning commissioner in Houston, Texas. ' O / l Delmar D. Robertson has reC P tired as vice president, sales, transmission and axle division of North American Rockwell Corporation in Detroit. H e resides at 25 Radnor Circle, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. ' O C Anthony DeVaughn, Com., C. \-J personnel and administrator for the Retail Credit Company, died May 19. Mr. DeVaughn was also a national vice president of the National Office Management Association.

We recently learned that Ralph H. Pharr, Com., died. Edward L. Reese, E E , died February 12 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 1956 and was an assistant professor at Southern Tech from 1956-61. His widow resides at 909 Park Street, N.E., Gainesville, Georgia 30501. ' O ~~7 John W. Hammond, EE, died C— / June 1. W. Grant Stalker, GE, died April 23. Oscar P. Cleaver, E E , has retired after a military-civil'28 ian career of more than 25 years at the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. We recently learned that Herbert A. C. Smith, Green'29 belt, Maryland, died June 28, 1967. We recently learned that Reid H. Cox died. '34 We recently learned of the death of Frank C. Dabney, Jr., ME. James Everett Morton, Jr., M E , vice president of Glasrock Products Company, Inc. of Atlanta, died June 20. His widow resides at 2238 Springwood Drive, Decatur, Georgia. We recently learned of the death of Charles W. Nichols, Com. We recently learned that Olin '35 ary 20. Harrison W. Bray, BS, has finished his year as president of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. H e assumed the duties of the executive director of the Georgia Oilmen's Association on January 10. We recently learned that Charles C. Covucci, ChE, died May 19. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

Ben A. Strauss, ME, died April 29. Mr. Strauss was connected with Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. I n « Ralph B. Cole, ChE, has been l j Q elected treasurer of the DuPont Company, Wilmington, Delaware. Leon S. Kaniecki, ChE, has been elected vice president-sales coordination and international of Tennessee Corporation, chemicals and metals subsidiary of Cities Service Company, New York. I n - ^ Z. T. Crouch has been apJ / pointed general manager-engineering-east, Southern Bell. ' / \ 1 William P. Maynard, ME, £ ^ | has been appointed to the board of directors of the Atlanta Convention Bureau. Mr. Maynard is presently president and general manager of the Atlanta Transit System. S. M. Whitehill, ChE, has been elected vice president of the Friendswood Development Company, a subsidiary of the Humble Oil & Refining Company. David W. Johnston, IM, has been appointed vice president in cilarge char! of manufacturing at the Bibb Manufacturing Company in Macon, Georgia.


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Comdr. Hubert W. Keith, Jr., CE, has been awarded the Colbert Medal for 1967. He was recognized for the development of his singular and reliable "Simplified Azimuth of Polaris." T h e "Keith" method was tested in Vietnam by the 23rd Artillery Division and found to be accurate within 0.5 mil. We recently learned of the death of David B. Mitchell. His widow resides at 2005 Alison Court, S.W., Apartment A-6, Atlanta, 30311. recently learned that J. Grogan died. John V. Manning, EE, has been appointed general manager-planning and engineering for Southern Bell. Gordon H. Robertson, ME, has been elected assistant controller and director of systems and data processing, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia.



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We recently learned that Clarence R. Baker died 30. March 3 S. Carl Kingrey, BS, has been named regional extrusion sales manager for the six-state Southern sales region of Reynolds Metals Company. C. W. Rackley, ChE, has been promoted to senior vice president of Tenneco Oil Company, with responsibility for all marketing operations.


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SYSTEMATICA CONSULTANTS, INC. Houston-New York SIMULATION SYSTEMS Growing young company establishing new Management Science department seeks professional to assume cross section of responsibilities utilizing OR, computer, and statistical technology. Require meaningful experience in the development of simulation, mathematical and logic models using GPSS, linear/dynamic programming and other optimization techniques. Private industry applications with starting salary to $18,000—Southwest.

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Noted consulting firm seeks systems professional with creative and meaningful technical experience with 3rd generation equipment applied to either various commercial applications or software development/systems programming. Require above average industrial achievements and capability to project proper professional consulting image in communicating with client company management to market Firm's services in above functional areas. Houston base location with some travel. Starting salary $18,000 range.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Aggressively expanding company having doubled earnings in the last two years and working in the forefront of computer software technology seeks professionals with experience in the design and implementation of large and multi-computer systems software, Operating Systems, and real time executive and message switching systems. Excellent growth opportunity with starting salary to $15,000 range—Southwest. NO FEE The above openings are only a small sampling of the exceptional hardware and software opportunities within the scientific/commercial computing, engineering, operations research and marketing activities of our client companies in various locations—both jr. and sr. positions available. We are a professional recruiting and consulting firm, managed by a TECH engineer. Your current employer will not be contacted without your permission. Send resume in confidence or request our resume form. A call for further information is also invited. P. O. Box 22674 (713) NA 2-1370 Houston, Texas 77027 33

Richard C. Atchley, '48, was elected recently divisional vice president of The Vendo Company in charge of the Aurora, III., plant. He has been with Vendo since 1960, for the past two years as manager of the Aurora plant. Hugh W. Fisher, '50, has been named service superintendent of the Atlanta division of Atlanta Gas Light Company. A native of Waycross, Ga., he joined the company in 1950 as a junior engineer. John A. Caddell, '52, has graduated from the 53rd session of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He is vice president and manager of the construction division of Blount Brothers, Corp. James M. Fiveash, '53, has been elected a vice president of ScientificAtlanta, Inc. He isGeneral Manager of the company's packaging div. A native of Brunswick, his election was announced by the company's board of directors. John S. Hunsinger, '54, is the newly elected president of Crow, Pope & Carter Industrial Enterprises, Inc., in Atlanta. He has made the Million Dollar Club for the third consecutive year, which makes him a lifetime member. Col. Dale Morgan, '54, has been named to manage the newly created force planning and analysis dept. in Planning Research Corporation's military systems div. He joined the company in 1965, after 25 years in the U.S. Army. Edward W. Davis, '57, has received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Administrative Sciences from Yale University. He has accepted an :*. appointment as assistant professor at the Harvard University School of Business Administration. Frank H. Harrison, '58, is the new associate department head of the flight mechanics department in the Mathematics and Computation • Center, The Aerospace Corp. The department , performs specialized mathematical tasks. .\


John H. Smith, Text., has been selected as one of approximately 90 business executives and government officials to participate in the 56th session of the Advanced Management Program conducted by the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. ' £T f~"\ We recently learned that Guy C J U R- Boleman, Jr., Text., died April 21. Col. Donald I. Hackney, AE, has been recognized for helping his unit earn the U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. Charles O. Summers, ChE, has become plant manager of Union Carbide at Taft, Louisiana. He resides at 117 Apple Court, Luling, Louisiana 70070. '£-/!

Comdr. William S. Jett, III, CE, has been relieved as commanding officer, Attack Squadron 165. Comdr. Jett and his family presently reside in Oak Harbor, Washington. Donald M. Judd, CerE, has been promoted to product manager of special products at Ferro Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio. Robert R. Patterson, Jr., BS, has been named senior vice president of Investors Diversified Services Mortgage Corporation. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Percy A. Perkins, Jr., E E , a son, Peter Augustus, February 3. Mr. Perkins is in industrial sales with General Electric in Birmingham, Alabama. The family resides at 3100 Pawnee Avenue, Birmingham. Richard D. Vaughan, CE, has been elected chairman of the board of governors of the University of Michigan School of Public Health Alumni Association. S. Joseph Ward, IM, has been elected as one of the new vice presidents of the First National Bank of Atlanta. » p - Q G.J. "Joe" Hill, Jr., IM, has I j ^ been named assistant vice president of the Citizens & Southern National Bank. G. Paul Jones, ME, has been named president of Macon Prestressed Concrete Company. He resides with his wife and three children on Old Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia. Ren A. Thome, Jr., IE, has been elected as one of the new vice presidents of the First National Bank of Atlanta. »r— o

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Adrian D. Bolch, Jr., ME, a daughter, Vaughan Elizabeth, May 15. We recently learned of the death of

James L. Keen, IE. Robert W. Moorhead, Jr., IM, is now a manufacturer's agent handling products for transmission and distribution of electric power. The firm name is Lewis Associates, Inc., 115 Wazee Market, Denver, Colorado 80204. Born to: LCDR and Mrs. Robert M. Stamps, II, IM, a son, Robert Lawrence, April 5. LCDR Stamps is presently serving aboard the amphibious assault ship, USS Princeton (LPH-5). Ma). Robert A. Lansdall, Jr., TE, has received the US Air '54 Force Commendation Medal at Scott AFB, Illinois. Maj. Lansall was decorated for meritorious service as a weather staff officer at Scott AFB. Benjamin I. Stegall, Jr., IE, was chosen to serve as the personal representative of President Harrison of Georgia Tech at the inauguration of the president of the University of California. ' p " p ~ Jeremiah E. Abbott, CE, has O I j joined the Southern Natural Gas Company as a system design engineer. Mr. Abbott recently received the first MS degree in engineering granted through the University of Alabama in Birmingham. William Campbell Graeub, CE, has joined the National Cooperative Highway Research Program as projects engineer for special products. Dr. Richard P. Kenan, Phys., to Miss Jane Dodge, May 25. Dr. Kenan is employed as a senior physicist at Columbus Laboratories, Battelle Memorial Institute. Their mailing address is 3050 Derby Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221. » | — O William W. Arrants, EE, i l D has been appointed technical manager, electrical conductors for Olin Conductor operations. Mr. Arrants and family reside at 4702 Maywood Lane, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thomas W. Cadden, ChE, has been named manager of the newly-created northern region of West Virginia Pulp and Paper. Maj. Roy A. Roberts, CE, has graduated from the U.S. Army Command, and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. R. Joe Taylor, IM, recently formed Capital Planning Corporation, a general agent for Confederation Life Association with offices in Atlanta. Mr. Taylor was named "man of the month" in the United States during his first full month of production with Confederation Life. Jess M. Carroll, IM, has been made plant superintend'57 ent of the Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, plant of Republic Steel Corporation. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

The family resides at 132 Ridgeview Drive, Beaver, Pennsylvania 15009. Dr. G. B. Espy, ME, is now practicing medicine at 114 Cherry Street, Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Espy specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He received his medical degree at Tulane and interned at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He is also Tech's assistant team physician. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Allen M. Lubel, ME, a daughter, Clare Miriam, April 17. Mr. Lubel is employed by the Georgia Power Company as a district sales supervisor. Reginald E. Robinson, Jr., CE, has received his MS degree in engineering administration from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Robinson is presently employed as an engineering specialist with LTV Aerospace Corporation, Dallas, Texas. Married: David Winn Scott, Text., to Miss Jane Shelton Williams, June 15. Mr. Scott is an executive with Scottdale Mills. Married: William Durwood Wallace, IE, to Miss Nancy Gray Hunter, July 6. Mr. Wallace is employed by Chrysler Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama. Fred A. Ware, Jr., ME, has been elected president of the Atlanta Chapter, Society of American Value Engineers, 1967-68. Mr. Ware and his family reside at 5805 Brookgreen Road, Atlanta. J r— Q Jack Ted Bean, IM, will i l f l seek the nomination for Post #3, State Representative, District 75, located in South DeKalb County. Camdr. George N. Gabriel, Jr., IM, was killed in a private plane crash in Norfolk, Virginia, December 5, 1967. Mr. Gabriel was in business at Virginia Beach where he was active in civic affairs. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lebkuecher, IM, a daughter, Ashley Cobb, May 24. Mr. Lebkuecher is the minister at Bayshore Baptist Church, Bradenton, Florida. Dudley L. Moore, Jr. has been elected to the Young Presidents Organization, an international organization of about 2,200 young chief executives who have become presidents of sizeable companies before the age of 40. Mr. Moore is president of Dudley Moore Enterprises. Charles L. Simpson, IE, has been elected as one of the new vice presidents of the First National Bank of Atlanta. L. Jack Weems, CE, has announced the formation of a new company, L. J. Weems & Associates. He was previously associated with Edwards & Portman, Atlanta architects. — *—\ Born to: Mr. and Mrs. James Donald Brock, BC, a daughter, Rebekah, January, 1968. Mr. Ju!y-August 1968

Brocke served as associate pastor in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1966-68. In September he will begin a two-year internship at Grady Hospital and other Atlanta hospitals to complete training for hospital and institutional chaplaincy work and teaching. Married: John Anthony Lasch, IM, to Miss Mary Ann Sprecher, July 6. Mr. Lasch is an assistant vice president of the United California Bank in Los Angeles. Leon W. Transeau, IE, has received his Ph.D. from The American University. He is presently employed with C-E-I-R Control Data Corporation as manager of operations research. Married: Alan L. Weinberger, AE, to Miss Nancy Carol Byorick, May 4. Mr. Weinberger is currently with the nuclear division of the Martin Marietta Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, in the structural dynamics analysis section. 1 e-\ r-\ J. A. Benkouich, ME, has [ 1 1 I been promoted to supervisor of the equipment engineering department, Corning Glass Works, Bluffton, Indiana. Lt. Col. Philip L. Bolte, EE, has received the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm near Tarn Ky, Vietnam. Col. Bolte also holds the Silver Star, the Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Raymond K. Elderd Jr., IE, has been promoted to major. He is serving in Phy Bai, Vietnam, as the assistant operations officer, Provisional Corps, Vietnam. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Esmond, IM, twin sons, Jeffrey Paul and Stephen Alan. Mr. Esmond is production manager of Oxford Industries dress division, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. The family resides at 3600 Boundbrook Lane, Columbia, South Carolina. Capt. William D. Harden, ChE, is attending the Air University's Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Capt. Rich L. Jacobs, AE, is teaching a high school special flight course to student pilots in the Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Program. Capt. Jacobs is also instructing in the T-38 Supersonic Jet Trainer. Homer C. Jennings, ChE, died March 6. Mr. Jennings was engaged in research on electrical insulating oils for Esso Research and Engineering Company in Baytown, Texas. Jerry B. Lauer, EE, has been promoted to Army colonel at MacDill AFB, Florida. Married: Jackson Fitzpatrick Wilburn, CE, to Miss Carol Lee Banks, May 18. Mr. Wilburn is a structural engineer with the Federal Government. The newlyweds will reside in Atlanta.

» r-^ /i Robert F. Belote, IE, is now Q I associated with Lily-Tulip y Cup Corporation in Springfield, Missouri. He and his family reside at '3030 South Lochlomond Drive, Springfield, Missouri 65804. Lt. Col. John R. Byers, MS, has graduated from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. We recently learned of the death of John H. Cross, E E . His widow and four children reside at 630 NS 70th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr.XJharles P. Frahm, Phys., is to be an assistant professor of physics at the Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Ray Herbert, EE, has joined the advanced communications system department, Martin-Marietta Corporation, Orlando, Florida, as a staff engineer. He resides with his wife and two-year old daughter at 616 Westchester Drive, Altomonte Springs, Florida. James P. Jones, Jr., ChE, has joined the technical division of Humble Oil & Refining Company's Baytown, Texas, Refinery. He is an engineer assigned to the process design section in the process systems engineering department. Dr. D. Barry Lipscomb, Psy., has been appointed to the faculty of Virginia Wesleyan College for the 196869 academic session. Frank E. Roper, Jr., IE, has become registrar and associate professor of industrial engineering at Georgia Tech. R. E. Simmons, ChE, has recently been employed by Tenneco Manufacturing, economics evaluation group. Mr. and" Mrs. Simmons and their oneyear-old daughter, Susan Elizabeth, reside at 327 Viceroy Drive, Houston, Texas. Lt. Col. Dan H. Williamson, Jr., MS, has graduated from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. 1 r^ t~\ Capt. Hilton J. Arnold, II, N r IM, is attending the Air University's Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Martin Karl Hoffman, IM, has received his MBA degree from Rutgers University. CORRECTION: We would like to retract the death notice of Dale L. Jennings, ChE, which appeared in the last issue of our magazine. Mr. Jennings is presently residing at 9321 Gettysburg Avenue, Texas City, Texas, 77590. Lt. Col. Russell W. Parker, E E , was named to the Commandant's List upon graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Josh Powell, IM, has recently been employed by the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. Mr. Pow35

FACES IN THE N E W S John D. Beck, '60, has been assigned new duties with Management Science America, Inc. of Atlanta, a national management consulting and computer software firm. He is now a data processing consultant. William M. Graves, '60, is moving to Management Science America, Inc.'s New Jersey office. A founder of MSA, Graves will be in charge of an operations group in addition to his duties as vice president of the firm. He has been in Atlanta previously. Hollis L. Harris, ' 6 1 , has been promoted by Delta Air Lines from manager of facilities construction to director of facilities, a new position. He joined Delta in 1954 and has been manager of facilities construction since 1965. Prior to that, he served in the engineering dept. Edward J. Oglesby, '63, is the new plant manager in Atlanta for container and chemical specialties division of W. R. Grace & Co.'s Dewey & Almy chemical div. He has been serving as production supervisor. Edward L. Parrish, '63, is a new asistant vice president at the North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte, N.C. He is located in the personnel division of the bank. A total of 30 promotions at the bank were announced by Addison H. Reese, chairman of the board. J. Parker Highsmith, '64, has been named as an associate on the staff of Management Science, Inc. in Atlanta, His new duties with the national consulting and computer software firm will include account management within MSA's southeastern consulting division. William W. George, '64, has been named special assistant to Secretary of the Navy. In this position he will work on a broad range of special projects for Navy Secretary Paul R. Ignatius and Undersecretary Charles F. Batrd. James H. Wilson, '66, has joined Baytown research & development division of Esso Research and Engineering Co. He is assigned to the laboratory where he is engaged in research on low density polyethylene. He was previously at DuPont. \


A L U M N I - C O N T INUED ell will be a coordinator of the alumni clubs. Lt. Col. George R. Underhill, EE, has graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. ' C Q John Robert Dillon, III, E E , D O has received the degree of master of business administration with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Capt. Edwin B. Jelks, III, IM, has received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Moody AFB, Georgia. Born to: Capt. and Mrs. James D. Marquis, a daughter, Alana Danielle, March 4. Capt. Marquis has been assigned to Eglin AFB, Florida. Thomas H. McKinney, EE, has received his master's degree from Rutgers University. First Lt. Ruby E. McNeill, CE, has been graduated from the bioenvironmental engineering course at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas. Quay W. Parrott, IM, has been elected assistant international officer in the international department, The Citizens and Southern National Bank. Dr. William J. Powers, III, Chem., has recently joined Texaco's Port Arthur, Texas, Research Laboratories. He will be engaged in research work leading to the development of new and improved petroleum and petrochemical products and processes. Dr. and Mrs. Powers reside at 4641 Rice Farm Road, Port Arthur, Texas. Capt. Carson C. Summerville, Jr., IE, is attending the Air University's Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ' O A Maj. Charles W. Bagnel, AE, I J ^ T was named to the Commandant's List upon graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Phillip M. Darnell, ID, has returned from the RVN where he was with the 235th Armed Helicopter Company. C. E. Dettman, IE, has been promoted to trainmaster of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, with headquarters at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Woodrow Wilson Jarrell, Psy., has received his master of church music degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jon S. Martin, IM, has been elected assistant factoring officer in the factoring department, The Citizens and Southern National Bank. Stephen Clayton Perry, IE, has received the degree of master of business administration with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administra-

tion. • M. L. (Mike) Rogers, IE, has been promoted to superintendent—procedures planning at Delta Air Lines maintenance facility in Atlanta. Engaged: T. Allan Wilson, IE, to Miss Barbara Forbes Dallas of Atlanta. Mr. Wilson is manager of dealer sales for the Louisville sales district of The Trane Company. The wedding will be August 16. ' O C Married: George Terry ChapD C J man, CE, to Miss J o Ann Pittman, June 16. Mr. Chapman has recently served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Second Lt. John D. Green, IE, has entered U.S. Air Force pilot training at Laredo AFB, Texas. Lt. Green will fly the newest Air Force jet trainers and receive special academic and military training during the year-long course. Married: Kenneth M. Horwitz, Psy., to Miss Barbara Lynn Smith, June 23. Mr. Horwitz has recently passed the Georgia Bar and has graduated from Emory Law School. He is employed by the government. Douglas Wayne Johnson, IM, has received the degree of master of business administration with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Lt. (jg)G. E. Newton, E E , has been transferred to U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Polaris Material Office, Charleston, South Carolina, having completed a two-year tour of duty as supply officer of a fleet oiler—USS Nantahala. Married: James Luther Oliver, II, to Miss Carol Edwards Waggle, June 29. Mr. Oliver is employed by the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California, and attends graduate school at Stanford University. John K. Pharr, Jr., IM, has been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. He and wife reside in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where Lt. Pharr is in the Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army. Married: John E. Stamm, ChE, to Miss Ann E. Waidelich, June 15. The newlyweds will reside at Hilltop Towers, Apartment B-45, 259 Oakville Avenue, Waterbury, Conn. Paul A. Ternlund, EE, has received his master's degree in electrical engineeding from the George Washington University. Maj. Robert I. Thompson, Jr., IE, has received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Nha Trang AB, Vietnam. We recently learned that William L. Waller, IM, died. His widow resides at Route 2, Manassas, Georgia 30438. J. Robert Wiggins, Text., has recently been promoted to captain in the U.S. Army. Capt. Wiggins is stationed in Germany. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

' O O Born to: Mr. and Mrs. AnD D drew Agoos, ME, a son, Jeffrey Alan, May 2. Mr. Agoos is currently in Geneva, Switzerland, working for the Catepillar Tractor Company. Married: Henry Lewis Balcom, HI, CE, to Miss Cynthia Alice Carter, July 7. Mr. Balkcom is employed as a designer with the American Building Company in Eufaula, Alabama. Engaged: Ceylon Bryan Blackwell, IM, to Miss Lucille Ray Harp. Mr. Blackwell is associated in business with his father in Memphis. The wedding will be August 17. Sterling Russell Brown, ME, has joined the management staff of The Charmin Paper Products Company, Mehoopany, as a project engineer for converting departments. Lt. (jg) Frederick Lewis Espy, Math, has received a Naval Unit Commendation Medal for flying a combat mission against North Vietnam. Lt. Epsy has been reassigned to NAS Pensacola, Florida, for further flight training. Capt. John M. Hoffman, IS, has been selected to enter the University of Pennsylvania under the Air Force Institute of Technology Education program. Capt. Hoffman will be studying toward a PhD degree in information management. Married: Lee W. Hogan, EE, to Miss Margaret Newman Henson, June 15. Robin J. Larson, EE, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School. Lt. Larson is being assigned to Ft. George Meade, Maryland. Capt. Thomas E. Lollis, IE, is a member of a unit that has earned the U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. First Lt. Julius H. Massey, III, ME, has received the Air Medal at Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam, for air action in Southeast Asia. Engaged: William Earl Rivers, IE, to Miss Elizabeth Annette Register. Mr. Rivers is employed as manager of the carpet division of Southern Furniture and Carpet Mart in Macon, Georgia. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Schneider, ME, a son, Ryan Abram, May 29. The family resides at 3552 Manderly Place, Ft. Worth, Texas 76109. Married: James F. Strickland, ChE, to Miss Amelia Crace Robson, July 6. Mr. Strickland is a process design engineer with Union Carbide Corporation in Houston, Texas. W. T. Young, Jr., Chem., has been promoted to technical assistant, Silica Pigments, PPG Industries, chemical division in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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at Rice University and resides in Houston, Texas. Second Lt. Tyrus L. Moore, Jr., IM, has completed an ordnance officer basic course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Married: Ens. John Gatewood Pryor, Jr., to Miss Barbara Eleanor Beck, July 6. Ens. Pryor is communications officer aboard the USS Hissem out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Thomas O. Ramsey, Arch., is in Tunisia until August, 1969, working with urban renewal in the Peace Corps. Second Lt. John R. Rogers, Jr., BC, has graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Candidate School at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, and has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. Married: William Larkin Thacker, Jr., ME, to Miss Susan Farrell, June 29. Mr. Thacker is employed by the Union Oil Company of California in Beaumont, Texas. James K. Johnson, AE, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. Lt. Johnson is being assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, for duty.

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J o Ward, June 15. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Reed Clements, EE, a daughter, Christy Jane, February 9. Mr. Clements is employed by Bethlehem Steel. The family resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Fred A. (Gus) Dozier, IM, has recently been employed by the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. Mr. Dozier will be involved with fund raising, record keeping and office management. Capt. John C. Galen, CE, has resigned from the 3rd Air Command Squadron. Capt. Galen recently received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Effective September 1, Mr. Galen will be in the department of mechanical engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ma]. John G. McGunkin, IS, has been decorated with three awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross and ten awards of the Air Medal at Eglin AFB, Florida, for air action in Southeast Asia. Maj. McGunking is now assigned to the Air Proving Ground Center at Eglin. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Gary N. Miertschin, ChE, a son, Martin, March 20. Mr. Miertschin is a graduate student in chemical engineering '\ 38

' O Q Married: Lt. Russell Parks D O Adamson, I M , to Miss Blanche Elizabeth Elliott, June 22. Lt. Adamson is stationed with the U.S. Army in Fredrich, Maryland. Woodrow W. Albury, Jr., SE, has been promoted to Army first lieutenant. Lt. Albury is a post sanitary engineer at the U.S. Darnall Army Hospital, Ft. Hood, Texas. Engaged: Richard Travis Aloia, EE, to Miss Mary Carolyn Johnson. Mr. Aloia will attend the University of Illinois where he has been awarded

a graduate scholarship by the Bell Telephone Laboratories. Robert L. Barnes, Chem., is attending Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps summer camp at Ft. Benning, Georgia. John C. Bellum, Phys., is attending Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps summer camp at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Married: Donald Allmand Carpenter, Chem., to Miss Mildred Lynn Jones, June 29. Married: Kenneth David Crawford, ME, to Miss Brenda Joy Brooks, June 8. Married: James Gordon DeVane, Jr., BC, to Miss Patricia Ann Doss, June 22. Mr. DeVane plans to attend the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. Married: James Terry Honan, CE, to Miss Ava Diane Smith, Text., June 10. Married: James Michael Hostinsky, Math, to Miss Linda Culpepper, August 3. Married: Arthur Sanford Kirkindall, AE, to Miss Melissa Jane Williams, July 27. Married: John Alan Lowe, E E , to Miss Sandra Faye Jones, July 6. Harry A. Tomas-Marques, IE, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School. Lt. Tomas-Marques is being assigned to Vance AFB, Oklahoma, for pilot training.

FRIEND We recently learned that William B. Amos died February 21. His widow resides at 3697 Embry Circle, Chamblee, Georgia.

THE GEORGIA TECH NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Officers and Trustees / L. L. Gellerstedt, president / D. B. Blalock, Jr., vice president / James B. Ramage, vice president/ George W. Felker, III, Monroe, treasurer/ W. Roane Beard, executive secretary / L. Travis Brannon, Jr. / Charles K. Cross / Arnold L. Ducoffe / Howard Ector / Hix H. Green, Jr. / Joseph A. Hall, III / Allen S. Hardin / Raymond A. Jones, Charlotte / Rayford P. Kytle, Jr. / Philip J. Malonson, Marietta / W. E. Marshall / Willard B. McBurney / Thomas V. Patton, Doraville / Charles H. Peterson, Metter / James P. Poole / Chester A. Roush, Jr., Carrollton / Dan P. Shepherd / J. Frank Stovall, Jr., Griffin / Marvin Whitlock, Chicago.

THE GEORGIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC. Officers and Trustees / J. J. McDonough, president / I. M. Sheffield, vice president / Henry W. Grady, treasurer / Joe W. Guthridge, executive secretary / Jack Adair / Ivan Allen, Jr. / John P. Baum, Milledgeville / Fuller E. Callaway, Jr., LaGrange / Oscar G. Davis / 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 / Walter M. Mitchell / Frank H. Neely / William A. Parker / Hazard E. Reeves, New York / Glenn P. Robinson, Jr. / 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.

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Elwood R. Noxon, a typical Kodak industrial engineer

What was crucial six months ago? Hard to remember. Six months is a long time to a Kodak industrial engineer. Much happens. Men like these carry on as if the whole companyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;top to bottom and stem to stern, cameras to industrial adhesives, food emulsifiers to check microfilmersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;were a big laboratory for the practice of industrial engineering under the best of conditions. Management finds it pays to let them think so. Happy, they make their advance as strictly professional industrial engineers or hide their industrial engineer's insignia and use their skills to take over other functions in the organization. Apart from the common denominator of an employer that appreciates industrial engineers and can always use more of them than we get, Heiman and Noxon lead very different working lives. Without assuring these gentlemen against the possibility that six months hence they will have traded specialties, here's the contrast: Heiman is an accomplished simulation man, a thinker in Fortran, a builder of models for the big computer to manipulate. He made a good score lately when given six weeks to overhaul the reasoning behind the design of a chemical manufacturing system that had evolved over the last five years as a multi-channel processing plant with problems in line interference and flexibility. He and a colleague, checking each other, spent three weeks writing a program that covered building size, reactor size, product flow, and auxiliary equipment. Debugging took another three weeks. All the while a third man was collecting experience data from the old production area. The experience data were converted into Monte Carlo input distributions. Various configurations of the proposed production equipment were studied in thirty computer experiments, each simulating twelve weeks of operation. Result: a system costing 3% more than the original but with 25% more capacity, plus proof that certain manifold connections between reactors wouldn't work.

Noxon works on mechanical goods. He pities industrial engineers who don't get to collaborate with their mechanical engineer partners right from when a project still consists of only rough sketches. He does get called into his projects that early. His place is in the middle. At his extreme left is the design engineer who created the product idea. Next sits the manufacturing engineer, devising ways for the production boss to transform the idea into reality at the required volume. To the qualitycontrol engineer at the other end of the table is entrusted the whole reputation of the company as it rides on the proposed new product. Between him and Noxon, the production boss awaits instructions. Noxon's job is to sell cost awareness right and left. Unless each of the five gets in his licks, there will be trouble. Noxon can't stay in the conference room all day. The action is on the factory floor. In putting together job designs, learning curves, and space requirements for the 1970 line, he cannot ignore the ongoing commitment to 1969 product and the lively remnant of '68 production. And cost reductions had better continue when Noxon and his teammates study the "audit assembly" movies from initial production.

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Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Vol. 46, No. 6 1968  
Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Vol. 46, No. 6 1968