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Ramblin Paul Weber: a few words in parting • O N a n y university campus, commencement is N e w Year's E v e a n d the Fourth of J u l y all wrapped into a single package filled with poignancy a n d exhilaration. A n d no matter how m a n y times you go through t h a t ceremony (that in one way you have come to dislike simply because it marks t h e swift passing of another y e a r ) , it never fails to move you. Ask anyone who works on a campus even in this d a y of uninvited speakers, gas masks, raised fists, a n d walkouts. One of the top girls in t h e Tech news bureau, who h a s seen her share of commencements both here a n d a t other colleges, p u t it in the proper perspective when she remarked on the morning of J u n e 14. " I t always makes m e sad. T h e y look so nice in those caps a n d gowns. N o matter how they look to m e t h e rest of t h e year, today they are all neat a n d handsome a n d ten feet tall." T h e 1969 Tech commencement h a d several other things going for it in t h e poignancy department in addition to t h e normal nostalgia attached to the event. On the stage were four Tech presidents, all of whom we have served under. T w o of t h e m were on their way out and two on their way in. E d w i n D . Harrison a n d Paul Weber, t h e two departing, h a d been for almost 12 years, just about as close as two men can be. A n d now they, who h a d given so much to this institution, were standing in front of t h e crowd a t t h e Fox Theater taking their final bows before they leave their posts on J u n e 30. T h e applause for both of them was excellent a n d for Harrison it became a rousing standing ovation. T h e other two, by a decision m a d e this same week, would be Tech's next big tandem. Arthur G. Hansen (see page 6) who becomes the president on August 1 a n d Vernon Crawford, who was just named on H a n s e n ' s recommendation as Tech's number two m a n (vice president for academic affairs) on t h e same day. T h e a p plause they received was just a tad more subdued, a sort of "wait until you retire a n d then some other class will give y o u your d u e " approach. July-August, 1969
• SINCE we have spent a great deal of space in this magazine over t h e past 12 years covering t h e activities of Edwin D . Harrison, we would like to celebrate our return to this column space with a few paragraphs about a m a n those folks in t h e commencement audience m a y not have known b u t who is a n absolute legend among the older h a n d s on t h e Tech faculty and staff. H i s n a m e is P a u l Weber a n d it still seems awkward for u s to write or say it without placing t h a t D r . in front of it. H e is to us a n d to others on this campus t h e personification of the type of teacher a n d administrator that makes of a n institution of higher education something special. Everything h e does is carried o u t with a n obsession for accuracy that is almost frightening to observe. A n d he believes t h a t everyone who works for Georgia Tech should have t h a t same dedication to a truth as h e h a s to his. W e have become close compatriots because of our penchant for working on Sundays, t h e d a y when t h e phones are not ringing a n d t h e meetings a r e n o t held a n d t h e campus is seldom populated by anything b u t a few of us and t h e squirrels that scurry in front of you as you walk back a n d forth for t h a t Coca-Cola that keeps you going. B u t there is a great difference in t h e two of u s when it comes to S u n d a y work—Paul Weber does it because h e likes to do his work a n d thinking in t h e silence, we do it out of avarice. •
P A U L W E B E R is t h e severest critic
we have, for he once was a reporter and proofreader a n d h e can spot that typographical error from a h u n d r e d yards. H e is never cruel about criticism b u t he is frank a n d we have come to realize t h a t everything we write is directed a t him. Praise from him is never given lightly but on t h e rare times that it comes, it is worth t h a t y o u hear from others who a r e doing it out of courtesy a n d without thought of anything except making you feel better about having finished something.
T h e final judgment of a n y m a n m u s t b e done by those with whom h e works. A n d on M a y 15 a t t h e faculty dinner, his peers showed h i m just how they felt about t h e 42 years h e h a s dedicated to Georgia Tech by giving him t h e only standing ovation during an evening when 15 fine people completed varying years of service to t h e institution. A n d college faculties a r e not particularly famed for their standing ovations. Paul Weber served Tech as a teacher, a department head, an associate director of t h e engineering experiment station, t h e dean of faculties, acting president, acting vice president for academic affairs, a n d finally as vice president for planning. D u r i n g t h e past 12 years, h e was t h e man whom President Harrison looked to for advice when t h e going got tough a n d t h e decisions critical. T h e m a n will stay on t h e campus in a n office provided for h i m a n d work as does George Griffin without pay. I t is t h e only life t h a t h e knows and he would be lost without a place to do his thinking a n d his planning His new office will be in t h e building we also occupy, which h a s now been officially renamed t h e D . P . Savant Building after another m a n who devoted his life to this institution. Some of you m a y know it as t h e Old Electrical Engineering Building or just t h e E E Building. B u t to us it is the annex or t h e outer regions. T h e building now will acquire a touch of class t h a t it h a s not h a d since D r . Savant moved out. I t now becomes a matter of whether we can stand t h e strain of such a m a n so close by. T h e secret of Georgia Tech's success throughout t h e years, t h e reason for its reputation and t h e loyalty of its alumni h a s been tied to t h e fact that a t every stage in its growth, t h e right m a n was here a t t h e exact moment h e was needed. Paul Weber has been here 42 years a n d we don't have t h e time or space it would take to recount t h e number of times h e was needed. H e always produced with accuracy a n d dignity. A n d that in itself placed him above most men we have known. R. B. W. Jr.
Late Campus News Placement Director DeRosa dies during YMCA Russian Tour ATLANTA, GA. — A. P. " N e i l " DeRosa, 46, director of placement at Georgia Tech for the past nine years, died of a heart attack July 5 in Leningrad, Russia, while escorting a group of Tech students on a two-month YMCA exchange tour of Russia. His death follows by less than 14 months that of Fred W. Ajax, another Tech Placement Director who was nationally known. DeRosa, a recognized authority on the placement of technological graduates, was President of the Southern College Placement Association and the Georgia College Placement Association and Faculty Administrator for the annual College Recruiting Seminar at Georgia Tech. A favorite of Tech students, DeRosa acted as consultant for many business and industrial firms in the employment, development, and motivation of personnel. Born in New York City, he was graduated from Georgia Tech in 1954 with a degree in industrial engineering. He was employed for five years by the American Sugar Refining Company, New Orleans, La. , as the Chief Industrial Engineer," and in 1959, he became Assistant Plant Manager for the Luzianne Instant Coffee Company. During 1960, as a management consultant, he was named Executive Director for the Pike County Industrial Commission, McComb, Mississippi. He was appointed Director of Placement at Georgia Tech on July 1, 1960. An influential man in the operations of Tech's new Placement Center, DeRosa also found time for active involvement in other areas as well. Surviving are the widow, the former Virginia Holman of Blakely, Georgia; sons, Neil and Thornton DeRosa ; daughters, Ann, Lindsey, and Robyn DeRosa ; four sisters and three brothers.
Tech Alumni Association President Blalock Accepts Top Award NEW YORK, N. Y. — National Alumni Association President Braxton Blalock accepted the $5,000 check and the special trophy signifying Georgia Tech's winning of the U. S. Steel Foundation's Grand Award for "improvement in annual giving,'' at the American Alumni Council-American College Public Relations Association's joint meeting on July 22. The award was the third top one received by Tech alumni in consecutive years, a feat accomplished by no other organized alumni group in the world. Complete details of the competi'-fiction are on page 22 of this issue. i'•/ During the same conference, the Georgia Tech Alumnus received the Distinctive Merit Citation for its editorial comments by Robert B. Wallace, Jr., during the past year. The magazine also received an Honorable Mention in the category of "student coverage," while its companion piece, Tech Topics received a like award in the ''Newsletter of the Year'' competition. Tech's direct mail effort received an Honorable Mention for the ' 'best annual fund
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The cover sketch of each Tech president as he takes office has become traditional with the magazine. This time, Jane Wallace put her pencil to work just as she did some 12 years ago when she sketched President Harrison. The subject for this issue's cover is Dr. Arthur G. Hansen, the Institute's seventh president, and you may read more about this "ebullient man" beginning on page six of this issue.
3. Ramblin' - a few words about a friend, retiring. 6. The Ebullient Dr. Hansen - a profile of the seventh president. 12. Burn Blueprint, Burn - a group of students take a book apart. 16. They Said It Couldn't Be Done - an exceptional speech. 22. The Georgia Tech Journal - news of campus, clubs, and alumni.
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That is what a wire service reporter called Tech's seventh president but the students preferred to call him the best man
THE EBULLIENT DR. HANSEN IVE HOURS after the public
by Robert B. Wallace, Jr.
announcement t h a t he would take over as Georgia Tech's seventh president on August 1, Dr. Arthur G. Hansen, Tech's dean of engineering for three years, was hurrying back to his office from a meeting when he was met by a group of 120 or so students displaying a 20-foot banner covered with signatures. The normal reaction of the college president-to-be when confronted by such a sign on a hot May afternoon in the year 1969 would have been to begin searching his mind for the latest dictum on when to call in the national guard. But neither Tech nor Hansen represent the norm in this age. Hansen simply looked over the petition, made a short curbside talk, acknowledged the applause, and then resumed his stroll, this time with plenty of company. The significance of this small but moving demonstration can be found in the wording above the signatures on the banner: "We the students and faculty of the Architecture Department (sic), are elated and pledge our active support in making Georgia Tech a great environment for education." Now, it is a well-known fact of life that architects and engineers must work together but spend very little of their time praising each other in public or in private. The fact that these were budding architects saluting an engineering administrator is unique at Tech and may well be unique in higher education. But, Arthur G. Hansen is a man with a flair for handling the various, diverse publics that a college president must deal with in this age. Strong looking with the ready grin and built-in patience of the man who likes to look at both sides of every
problem, he is not one of the easyanswer administrators. But he makes honest decisions on most any subject without long delays. His feelings about change in today's university is perhaps best summed up by a passage from a speech he made not long before he was named to the presidency: "The college that is moved by every input, that tries to be all things to all people, that is subject to alterations of course by every minor breeze of change, serves neither its students nor the communities who depend upon it . . . yet lack of flexibility in growth and planning can be equally disastrous." His biography doesn't dwell on it but Hansen was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and when the press asked him his feelings on college football, he answered by pointing out where he was from and asking if that answered the question. A track man in high school and college, Hansen does believe in quality in athletics just as he does in everything a college attempts. "I feel strongly about this," he says. "There are many ways to project an image of this school. A quality athletic program is one of them. Through this medium you build up the sense of pride among students and alumni. An athletic program is one of them. Through this medium you build up the sense of pride among students and alumni. An athletic program that includes both strong intercollegiate teams and a solid program with good facilities for every student is just as important a part of an educational program as are the classrooms and laboratories. The student has to have a release, a way of getting away from the daily grind. And I, for one, am in favor of such programs as the student-conceived SAC-70 program which is de-
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Technique editor Ron Vinson doesn't miss a trick. His special edition seen rolling off the proof press was on the campus before the news hit the radio wire in Atlanta! .
HANSEN â€” continued Dr. Hansen was a success at Tech within six months of his arrival as Dean of Engineering in 1966 when this picture was taken. signed to bring Tech some decent athletic facilities, as soon as possible." (SAC-70 stands for S t u d e n t Athletic Complex and is an a t t e m p t by Tech's current student leadership to get students, faculty, a n d others interested in the great need for student recreational facilities a t Tech, which has fallen behind in this area as it once fell behind in the building of a student center.) "Our problem at Tech in intercollegiate sports is to answer the question, 'Can we build a team in the major sports in a school with high standards a n d a limited curricula?' I don't think that we have to sacrifice quality to do this. Quality is a relative thing and sometimes to be realistic about it, you must redefine the word itself. I'm going to do all I can to take this step and see t h a t Tech fields strong, competitive teams in the major a n d minor sports a n d that it gets the facilities that it needs for a decent program that a n y student can take part in." Hansen's major strength as he prepares to take office is found among the students. " H e is and has been the best m a n on this campus from m y point of view since the first day he stepped into the dean's job," says one student leader. " H e doesn't kowtow to students but he is honest with them and will debate issues a t a n y time," says a radical campus citizen. In early May, a few days after a Hansen-authored article on institutional goals appeared in the Technique, the radical students gathered in the quadrangle where the Old Shop Building once stood and took after the dean about his views on developing a problem-solving student for industry. T h e speakers never questioned Hansen's honesty in presenting the viewpoint but they did j u m p on him for talking about them as end-products. When Hansen heard of the incident, h e smiled, a n d within a day had set u p an open student meeting a t which he would be h a p p y to hear all students' views on the goals of the engineering college a n d answer any q u e s t i o n s c o n c e r n i n g them. " I t was a lively session," h e said afterwards. " I had a fine debate with one of the radical students and The Georgia Tech Alumnus
I think t h a t we both learned something from it." B u t Hansen is also respected by the faculty for his honest approach to attempt to solve their problems. His statements on the "Basic Position for the College of Engineering" which appeared in the Technique a n d his handling of the multiple problems of teaching and research in the largest of Tech's colleges has brought him a reputation as a m a n who is not afraid to put his head on the chopping block with any group if h e feels t h a t he must do it to solve a problem. " W e must have a community on this campus t h a t believes in what we are trying to do," he says. " I intend to ask in the strongest manner for a team effort on the part of faculty, students, and administrators to carry Tech forward. I intend to establish policies and priorities as my first matter of business. And once I sound out the three groups on their opinions as to these policies and priorities and make m y final decisions on them, I expect all of them to work together to accomplish these objectives. I realize t h a t I am exposing myself to what are often three divergent viewpoints and that it will not be an easy thing. B u t it happens to be the only way I know how to go about this, and I intend to get on with it immediately after I take office in August."
ANSEN'S basic position statements of M a y 2, almost four weeks before he was named president, are perhaps the best indications of what he intends to a t t e m p t to do with the institution's future: " T h e profession of engineering education has more than once been characterized as currently suffering an identity crisis. T h e reasons for this are, in part, a consequence of sharp changes in patterns of education brought about by demands of the engineering community, the needs of society and the great growth in knowledge. " T h e design of curricula has been m a d e especially complex by educators trying simultaneously to fulfill the expressed needs of students, consumer oriented industry, research and development agencies both public and private, and the broad needs of society. T h e content of basic courses, the role of humanities in a n engineering curriculum, and the naJuly-August, 1969
ture of design education have been topics subjected to long and acrimonius debate. T h e A S E E Goals Report was controversial in so far as it raised the issues and provided uniform suggestions for curricula implementation. "Certain schools of engineering, however, seem to be peculiarly free of the identity crisis and, consequently, have been pointed to as models of efficient curricula design. Notable here are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology with especially strong graduate programs with a n impressive base in science, mathematics, and engineering science. "If these schools could be characterized regarding a philosophy of engineering education, it might be said that their task is to educate the breakthrough engineer. Graduates would have particular skills in transferring knowledge based on a thorough, deep comprehension of the physical and social sciences to novel and innovative design concepts. " T h u s success of the efforts of such institutions is in part a function of the student population t h a t has been admitted to these schoolsâ€” these students being a special, elite group capable in being educated and motivated toward achieving the special objective of the curriculum established. T h a t such schools should exist and flourish as representatives of one portion of the educational spectrum is unquestioned. T h a t other schools of engineering should evolve similar structures is as unwise as it is impractical to achieve without corresponding resources and student input. " T h e Georgia Institute of Technology as a state institution, unique in being the only institution having a college of engineering, has multiple needs to fulfill. To select a narrow approach to educating the students that are admitted from the state and nation is self-defeating. Its peculiar responsibilities demand a n approach to education t h a t m u s t be more broad and flexible than that of a private institution that is but one component of the education complex existing in most states. "Recognizing the constraints thereby imposed upon the Institution, what should be the educational position of the College of Engineering? I t would seem that the logical position should be to provide a variety of programs characterized as follows: "Special programs that prepare
students to lead in engineering activities that have relevance to particular state needs. One might cite as examples Ceramic Engineering and Textile Engineering as representative programs. "Significant programs that have relevance to engineering activities on both a state and national basis such as the classical major disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil' Engineering, etc. "Relatively small programs of a very-^broad n a t u r e that deal with complex systems and the interaction of engineering with social-economic problems. "Relatively small programs t h a t deal with the education of students that will serve to bridge science a n d engineering and that will lead in the development of new concepts ultimately to be employed in the more classic disciplines. T h e School of Engineering Science and Mechanics might be cited as a unit moving in this direction. " I t would furthermore appear t h a t the strength of the College should evolve from the educators of engineers that, on the whole, are able to address themselves to problems of current or anticipated importance. Recognizing the need for the breakthrough engineer it does not seem wise to devote a major portion of our educational activity to the education of this special class of engineers who are predominantly falling in the frontier research and development category. "This does not mean that the graduates should not be capable of doing outstanding research and development. It does mean, however, that the emphasis on basic sciences to the exclusion of design a n d creativity enhancing activities should not be the predominant mode of education. " M o r e important, the size and the potential flexibility of the programs within the College should encourage the faculty to experiment, innovate and develop new patterns of education. T h e College of Engineering should be willing and able to list new concepts in interdisciplinary studies, new programs of need satisfaction, and new methods of education. "If we were to be faulted for any reason it would be that we have not responded to new challenges, clung to the patterns of the past, and failed to justify our educational position as it relates to our unique role in the University System a n d the un-
"I think that we are working with a more mature group than you find in most colleges today. All of their wellthought-out statements become a starting point for me."
HANSEN — continued paralleled opportunity t h a t we have to set a pace and lead in engineering education." Hansen likes to talk about this student movement in this vein: "As I view it from m y position, we do need to extend our horizons; in short — a n d let m e talk a little bit here, as the D e a n of Engineering—I am concerned about the fact that technologists are agents of social change, t h a t they have a tremendous impact on our world. So I think our students have got to comprehend this: t h a t they leave Georgia Tech with a n idea who they are as individuals, as technologists a n d how they will affect t h a t outside world when they enter it. "And so I'm asking for, I guess, emphasis on increasing this sensitivity on the p a r t of our students. I hope that we will provide something here which will enable them to establish their goals in life; a n d then as they leave Tech, they can implement these goals. " T h i s is p a r t of the whole thing. I think that some of the students have talked about a n educational environment and I think this is indeed very much what I'm • talking about too: that we view ourselves not as just a school that trains people and turns them out to work in society, that we do indeed become concerned with the whole process of education. Now this process m a y ultimately take place in a number of forms. I t m a y take place in self-study, or in the activities a ! student does on a n d off the campus, 10
b u t all these things are a n educational experience a n d I'm saying let's melt this into a meaningful whole. " I ' m very much aware of the program plan for an undesignated degree in which the student would have a n exposure to certain core curriculum in science technology, a n d the humanities, after which h e would then pursue a particular program of studies t h a t would fit his needs. " I guess that the problem t h a t I see facing us is t h a t there are a number of other things t h a t we are interested in, too. Interdisciplinary programs on the c a m p u s : we've talked about extending our work in the humanities area, for instance, a n d all these things require commitment of the faculty, the hiring of the right type of individual, allocations of funding t h a t we have which is limited. So I think m y first task would be to look at all of them, a n d then set u p the priorities. "Which things do we move first? I have my personal feelings about the things I like, but this does not necessarily mean that this is the way that allocations of resources should be m a d e a t the outset. So t h e major task is to meet with members of the faculty and administration a t Tech a n d say, 'Let's lay out the priorities and then move ahead.' T h a t ' s the critical element right now. T o understand these things is m y first task. " I think we do indeed listen to the students and we are responsive to their needs. Yet the people who carry out the educational program here at Tech are the faculty. Now these are people who are committed to their jobs, who are professionals in every sense of the word. A n d they also have needs to be fulfilled as much as the students have. " I would hope that every member of the faculty would feel that h e is a part of the team; that h e knows what his job is, that it has meaning a n d significance for the Institute a n d how it relates to what we are trying to do for the student. " I think again that it comes about in part by first of all having everyone from the administration on down comprehend what it is we are trying to do. T h e n ask the faculty to in turn share with u s : share with us your thoughts, your ideas, your plans.
Communicate. T h u s it is a two way street; it cannot be one group dictating its own policies a n d ideas without regard for the other. I think this would be terrible. "How we best work to m a k e a team—faculty, administration, a n d students—is a challenge for a n y educational administrator. I think any president knows that this is one of his prime challenges. B u t I think we've got to make the start and I think it is encumbent on my part in particular to meet, to talk, to share ideas with all people who have a part in making this a n educational institution of learning. And we shall begin."
n his first administrative move after accepting the position, H a n sen recommended t h a t Acting President Vernon Crawford be n a m e d to the number two slot in the Tech administrative set-up. Crawford accepted a n d on J u n e 11, h e was named vice president for academic affairs. T h i s gives the new president a strong, academically oriented, experienced, popular Tech administrator as his base for building his administrative team. Hansen also intends to look seriously a t a proposal b y a group of Tech student leaders for a major change in the Tech way of life as it involves the curricula. T h e manifesto, as it was tagged immediately after it appeared on the front page of the M a y 9 issue of the Technique, impressed the new president but did not surprise him; "This is a reasonable approach for the high class of students we have here. I think t h a t we are working with a more m a t u r e group than you find in most colleges, today. All of their well-thought-out statements become a starting point for me. And they will get the consideration they deserve." T h e statement of academic reform as it was signed by 19 of the very top echelon of the 1969-70 student leadership read: " W e the undersigned are convinced that the chief academic deterrents to a greater Georgia Tech are excessive coursework requirements and curriculum irrelevance. Protestations to the effect that reducing the number of hours required for graduation in the various schools will produce less qualified engineers notwithstanding we are convinced t h a t The Georgia Tech Alumnus
the number of hours required for graduation is excessive to the point of suppressing the student's desire to learn. We believe that this results in Tech being more of a training institute than an educational institution and that this is damaging to all phases of campus life. We believe that our efforts to change and improve campus life and to form a Georgia Tech community are useless without a concurrent change in the academic nature of Georgia Tech and thus we propose that: " 1 . The number of hours required for graduation in the various schools be reduced to a maximum of 200 by June 1970. "2. That each school institute an extensive curriculum review by a committee composed of both students and faculty. Such review would begin in September 1969 and would be continued on a regular bi-annual basis thereafter. "3. That each school move as quickly as possible to provide flexibility in its curriculum by making available free electives so that the student can have some hand in shaping his own education. "4. That each school cooperate with and support efforts to improve the quality of instruction provided by its faculty. "Acceptance of these four proposals by the various elements of the Georgia Tech community will, we believe, provide the necessary impetus for the academic reforms that are essential if our goal of a greater Georgia Tech is to be realized." It appears that the Hansen era at Tech will be marked by action and an emphasis on teamwork. The man who heads it is in the words of one wire service reporter, ebullient, the type who will put everything he has and more into the job. Whether he succeeds in an age when college presidents are dropping like flies remains to be seen. But the betting line on the Tech campus is placing high odds in his favor. He is that kind of man.
During the 1969 Commencement exercises, outgoing president, Dr. Edwin D. Harrison, and his successor got together to compare notes for a ceremony that would change in 1970. July-August, 1969
BURN BLUEPRINT BURN
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One group of students shows its displeasure for a yearbook by doing a reprise of Fahrenheit 451
Photographed by Steve Poulsen
THE Tech students in the picture on this page are engaging in an activity of man almost as old as printing, the burning of books that offend him. The scene, right out of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic fantasy of what happens when you start burning books, was enacted in the section of Peters Park between the varsity tennis courts and the intramural area and lasted roughly an hour. The principal subject of the impromptu fire was the 1969 Blueprint, which though we do not believe in book-burnings, came close to deserving the fate it received. Over 100 of the yearbooks were destroyed along with several copies of the June 6 Technique which carried a particularly critical column by an assistant editor concerning Tech's athletic program. Also thrown into the fire were several IBM course cards, a symbol of the students' distaste for the computerized nature of registration. July-August, 1969
BURN BLUEPRINT â€”continued
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3& The entire event had all of the charm of a Mack Sennett comedy . . . the city fire engines arrived only to return to their stations in complete frustration because they could not maneuver around the doubleparked cars in front of the fraternity houses . . . the arrival of the local television crews, were each greeted by loud cheers and a rush of students who wanted to voice their reasons for burning the books and see themselves on tv . . . and as the final touch, a student roasting a hot dog over the coals after all b u t the self-appointed student fire marshal had departed the scene. Interviews with a series of students a t the height of the blaze brought out at least 15 different reasons why they were burning their copies. They ranged from "they left out the color section and the homecoming queen" to "the book was full of errors and the fraternities were all mixed u p " and from "it seemed to me to be a subtle attempt to push social integration" to "the whole book was negative and Georgia Tech sure as hell isn't negative about anything else." The more experienced campus observers felt t h a t perhaps the whole thing was a type of a "panty raid," a release from the rigors of the final examination week facing the students. Whatever it was, the yearbook editor missed the action. He was on his way to Europe on an exchange program. \ 14
The television crews solidified the crowd like nothing else that happened during the day. The "hams" were everywhere.
One inventive soul put the fire to good use when he used it for toasting a hot dog after the crowd had long vanished.
The yearbook proved to be a stubborn foe to those intent on ripping out its pages in order to speed up the burning. July-August, 1969
No other commencement in the country could boast of [our presidents on the stage. Left to right, they are Dr. Arthur G. Hansen, Dr. Vernon Crawford, Dr. Edwin D. Harrison, and Dr. Paul Weber, in his final appearance.
THEY SAID IT COULDN'T BE DC ME Dr. Glenn Seaborg, the distinguished Nobel prize winner and one of the country's elite scientists, discussed the problem of negativism with the 1969 class during commencement
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AM pleased to be here on this platform with four Georgia Tech presidents. I n addition to Edwin D. Harrison, whose retirement I know you all regret, there is your acting president Vernon Crawford, your vice president for planning a n d former acting president, P a u l Weber, a n d your current dean of engineering, Arthur G. Hansen, who will be assuming the presidency of Georgia Tech on August 1. If, with college presidents, there is strength in numbers, I should feel very secure at this moment—more so than most commencement speakers this year. As you know, speaking on campus gets more difficult each year. I'm sure that as some commencement speakers around the country this year come to the platform they feel as if they should be offered a cigarette and a blindfold. Evidently your presidents h a d great confidence in you— they offered me neither. P e r h a p s knowing that I was formerly the Chancellor at the University of California a t Berkeley gave them an exaggerated view of my abilities to survive on the campus. I t was in California, quite some time ago, t h a t I first learned of Georgia Tech, and this was through its great football team of the day. T h e day to which I'm referring particularly was J a n u a r y 1, 1929, when Georgia Tech met the University of California, a t Berkeley, in the Rose Bowl. I was a senior in high school in the Los Angeles area and I remember t h a t game well. Who could forget a game of such happenings a n d mishaps? I n the first half, with no one having scored yet, R o y Riegels of California fielded a Georgia Tech fumble and ran 60 some y a r d s the wrong way—before h e was brought down by his own teammate, Benny
Lorn. On the next play Benny attempted to p u n t out of this own end zone but the kick was blocked a n d Georgia Tech scored 2-0 on the safety. I n the third quarter your team scored again as the result of some unusual luck. Back in his own territory the hapless Benny Lom attempted another punt. Benny must have given it all h e had. T h e football exploded—and California gained nothing on the play. Within the next few plays Georgia Tech scored again. Though California did manage to get a touchdown, Georgia Tech won t h a t Rose Bowl classic 8-7. Incidentally, I have h a d the privilege of becoming acquainted with Benny Lom—an outstanding alumnus of the University of California—as a good friend a n d golfing partner during the intervening years. Perhaps because of the closeness a n d excitement of that 1929 Rose Bowl game, Georgia Tech a n d California have been rivals in five subsequent games between 1930 and 1940. And I was fortunate to see one of these games in Berkeley—a game in which the football never exploded and everyone seemed to be running the right way. T h e two teams are scheduled to meet again in 1978 here in Atlanta, and since each has won three of the six game series, that 1978 game could be considered a play-off. I'm going to do m y best to be here. B u t let m e assure you that m y loyalty to Berkeley in no way detracts from my enthusiasm for being at Georgia Institute of Technology today. I welcome this opportunity to speak to you a t a time so important in your lives—and, I might add, in ours. I say this because, as you will gather from m y remarks today, our society—this nation—needs the talThe Georgia Tech Alumnus
ent and dedication of all of you whom we are honoring today. W h a t I would like to emphasize on this occasion is not just the physical effect that your future work might have on this country but the importance of its psychological effect. T h e latter is significant these days because it is evident t h a t a certain segment of the public is suffering from a decline in confidence in science and technology—particularly in their ability to help solve some of the massive problems facing society. T o begin, it might be of interest to explore previous attitudes about the confidence that men h a d in new ideas or in their peers who were the inventors, innovators and forward thinkers of their day. It does not take much digging into history to see that throughout the ages there have always been a good number of people determined to doubt m a n ' s potential for progress. Often when it came to specific attempts a t motivation or looking beyond the then known boundaries of man, there were those who suffered July-August, 1969
from what Arthur C. Clarke has called "a failure of nerve" or "a failure of imagination." M a n y others have sought to hold back innovation because of special economic interest. And a large number have fought change because of fear related to ignorance and misunderstanding. Let me point out a few notable examples of what I have in mind. T h e r e are several involved with exploration and the acquisition of new territories. One of the most famous of these is illustrated by the report of the committee t h a t Ferdinand and Isabella organized to study the plans of Columbus. N o doubt this study was as thorough as any of its day, b u t it must have been particularly painful to Columbus to h e a r t h e committee give as one of its six reasons for rejecting his proposal the statement, "So m a n y centuries after the Creation it is unlikely that anyone could find hitherto unknown lands of a n y value." Fortunately the committee did not have the last word. And if any of you would like to do a costbenefit study today on what Colum-
bus' persistence has brought us, here are a few facts t h a t might be helpful. T h e cost of discovering the N e w World was about $7,000. T h e value of the fleet listed at about $3,000. Columbus' salary was $300 a year. H i s two captains drew $200 a year and the crew members were paid a t a rate of $2.50 each per month. I'll leave it u p to you to calculate the benefits accrued from the results of t h a t expedition. I t might also be interesting to assess how much was obtained, not only in money but in h u m a n value, from the Louisiana Territory, the purchase of which was so bitterly contested in its day t h a t one senator referred to it as " — t h e greatest curse t h a t could a t present befall u s — " ; one congressman said it "—threatens, at no very distant day, the subversion of our Union;" and another claimed it "—would prove—a cemetery for the bodies of our citizens." While the exploration and use of new territories were thus questioned and condemned, the exploration of new ideas a n d technologies was even 17
During the ceremonies, Dr. Crawford presented the Alumni Distinguished Service Award to William A. Parker, ME '19, for his many contributions to Tech, and in the next picture Association President Larry Gellerstedt passed the traditional wallet to Carey Brown, student body president. In the bottom picture, President Harrison took care of his final official function as president by handing out diplomas to Tech's second largest class.
more bitterly attacked. Let's look a t a few examples of these. Back in 1829 M a r t i n Van Buren, then Governor of New York, wrote to President Andrew Jackson deploring the threat of the new form of transportation known as "railroads." Van Buren was worried about the effects of the "engines roaring across the countryside setting fire to crops, scaring livestock and frightening women and children." And concerning the passengers on these "railroads" h e said that the Almighty certainly never intended t h a t people should travel a t such breakneck speed —15 miles per hour. B u t the m a i n thrust of his complaint was economic. " R a i l r o a d s " were a threat to the canal system of the country. Supplanting the canal boats they would crea t e serious unemployment. Captains, cooks, drivers, repairmen, locktenders, and even the farmers growing hay for the horses and mules pulling the barges would be without work. And Van Buren added the boatbuilders and makers of towlines, harnesses and whips to the list of those who would be left destitute by the growth of the railroad. Well, last month we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad in the U. S. a n d there are even a good number of harness makers still at work in this country. Resistance to and doubts about the success of most other new technologies are easily documented. T h e Surveyor of the British Navy in 1837 stated t h a t the use of a screw-propellor for a steamboat would m a k e it "absolutely impossible" to steer the vessel. W h e n Samuel Morse demonstrated his telegraph before members of Congress in 1842 one of them wrote: " I watched his countenance closely, to see if h e was not deranged—and I was assured by other Senators after we left the room that they h a d no confidence in it." 18
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Of course the automobile, a n d later the airplane, were criticized from every standpoint, throughout their development. Even when they were proven technically possible t h e y were attacked on other grounds. I n 1902 H a r p e r s Weekly stated: " T h e actual building of roads devoted to motor cars is not for t h e near future, in spite of m a n y rumors to t h a t effect." A year after the Wright Brothers flew the " K i t t y H a w k " Popular Science Monthly printed a n article on Aerial Navigation in which it authoritatively proclaimed t h a t " — T h e machines will eventually be fast, they will be used in sport, but they are not thought of as commercial carriers." An example of a great lack of commercial foresight h a d to do with the acceptance of radio. I n 1907 t h e president of a telephone company told Lee de Forest: "—You could p u t in this room, de Forest, all the radiotelephone a p p a r a t u s t h a t the country will ever need." A n d several years later, after de Forest was acquitted on charges of fraudulently using the U. S. M a i l to sell public stock in what was considered a worthless enterprise—a Radio Telephone Company, the judge told him "to get a common garden variety of job and stick to it." Other notable examples of such doubts and discouragements include attacks against the building of the P a n a m a Canal; ridicule of Darwin's theory of evolution; denials t h a t gas lighting and later electric lighting would be successful; doubts about feasibility or effectiveness of military technologies from the first firearms to the atomic bomb; a n d opposition to advances in medicine from antiseptic surgery to inoculation to anesthesia. T h e catalog of these "They-SaidI t - C o u l d n ' t - B e - D o n e " and "TheySaid-It-Shouldn't-Be-Done" t y p e of stories is almost endless and includes, besides the downgrading of technical possibilities, innumerable examples of doubts about scientific theories a n d economic a n d social enterprises. Fortunately, the people involved in these innovations a n d enterprises and their few loyal followers h a d the courage, stamina and self-confidence to prevail. And I should emphasize here that these are literally the people who have determined the course of history, who have changed the face of the world. Now let me pull all this in perspective with what is happening in our world today. T o d a y we face a July-August, 1969
Atomic Energy Commission head, Dr. Glenn Seaborg, held an early morning press conference to talk about some of the advances in his field. different t y p e of They-Said-It-Couldn't-Be-Done attitude t h a t is perhaps more widespread a n d dangerous than those of the past. One of the reasons I feel it is more dangerous is because it reflects a broad pessimism about m a n k i n d in general—and this in direct contrast to attitudes about the role of science and technology related to specific fields or projects. Let me explain. W e are in the midst of a very confusing era. On t h e one h a n d our advances in science and technology—particularly in such areas as space, electronics, biochemistry, nuclear energy and computers to n a m e a few—have been such as to make the public believe that almost anything is scientific or technically possible. On the other h a n d there seems to be doubt, frustration, and sometimes almost universal despair over our inability to apply what we know and can do to better the condition of man, to solve our widespread environmental, social and h u m a n problems. If we understand the code of life why can't we control our explosive population growth? If we can send men to the moon and back why can't we solve our earth-bound transportation problems? If we can create a n industrial system that produces such affluence why can't we create systems t h a t control industry's effluents? And so the questions go, with the questioners often more prone to provide their own pessimistic answers. T h e answers usually take any
one of a number of tacks. T h e y range from those t h a t imply we have created a technological civilization already beyond our control to those t h a t insist that h u m a n n a t u r e is instinctively so aggressive that we cannot become cooperative enough to solve our most crucial common problems. Too m a n y people today have been infected by these latter attitudes. Too m a n y are selling the h u m a n race short. Too m a n y seem too eager to accept our current crises as the beginning of a decline rather than the tension a n d turmoil that precede and accompany change—change that can be and will be for the better. W h a t those who reflect today's pessimistic a n d defeatist a t t i t u d e about the potential constructive role of science and technology in society fail to realize is that we are just beginning to view that role as one requiring a concerted, national a n d multidisciplinary effort. It is only in recent years that the negative feedback from our n a t u r a l and man-made environments has been of such magnitude that scientific and technical commitments and corrective programs of the scale we are beginning to undertake could be justified. Such commitments and programs are beginning to evolve through the current efforts of government, industry a n d our educational system. And contrary to w h a t some people would have u s believe it is not too late to strive for such goals. 19
The far side of Commencement is made up of such things as family photographs, native garb under robes, a happy wife and graduate, and a yawning alumnus who is just relieved to find that it is all over.
COULDN'T BE DONE—cont. Certainly it is easy for some to look back now with magnificent hindsight and accuse the forces of technology and industry—or of any segment of society—of all sorts of misdoings. B u t this is a futile exercise. One can easily go back through history and find endless examples of m a n ' s excesses, negligence or perverseness t h a t have resulted -in his ravaging of nature, in various kinds of pollution a n d in thoughtless, cruel and unjust acts against his fellowman. I believe in Santayana's warning that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." B u t I also believe t h a t this is not the time to look back for the purpose of finding scapegoats for today's ills or to perpetuate old rivalries or dig u p old reasons for new rancors. I t is the time to examine the tools a n d resources a t hand, to evaluate the jobs to be done, to commit ourselves to those jobs and get on with them. It is also the time to have the knowledge and confidence t h a t those jobs can be done. As N o r m a n Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review, wrote recently in reflecting on some of the country's current ills: "If the materials of revolution and national tragedy are piling high in America today, it is only because people are even more blind to the magnificent tools for social progress a t their disposal than they are to the price they will have to p a y for the failure to use them." This is one reason why I come to you today with a special plea. If this country is to undergo successfully the transformation t h a t must take place here within the coming decades it m u s t have a new direction a n d a new level of dedication from its scientific a n d engineering community. Our 20
very survival m a y depend on the extent to which this community can direct toward our important social goals not only the physical forces that it commands but the rationality on which science and technology are built. W e must unite this power a n d this reason a n d show all those who doubt it t h a t these elements can be controlled and directed for the good of mankind. I believe t h a t indirectly this is part of the responsibility—the mission—of every person going into a career in science or engineering today. M o r e specifically, what must today's scientists and engineers prove to their doubting public? Among the most important things they must show is t h a t it is possible—technically and economically—to have a productive industrial nation that is environmentally healthy. T h i s means that we have a vast undertaking ahead of us in controlling pollution and in managing our natural resources. T h e scientific a n d technical community m u s t also become more involved in the solving of our urban problems. It must show the public t h a t there are desirable and obtainable alternatives to today's ways of living, traveling, communicating a n d working with one's fellowman a n d that these alternatives are not mere Utopian pipedreams as some continue to insist. T h e y are technically a n d economically possible for a people who are willing to set certain goals, establish priorities and m a k e certain sacrifices. Scientists and engineers must show initiative a n d leadership in seeking peaceful solutions to the nation's and the world's political, economic and h u m a n problems. And I am speaking about initiative a n d leadership that offer concrete proposals toward solving those problems. Our complex technological civilization "abhors a vacuum." Those who want to elimi-
n a t e any vital technology or institution of t h a t civilization must also have a suitable or better replacement a t hand. I t is one thing to demonstrate against something; it is quite another to demonstrate a workable alternative to it. T h e former takes only a placard—the latter m a y take months or years of hard work, but it is usually the latter t h a t makes the significant a n d lasting contribution. And these are the kind of contributions that our scientists and engineers can and should make. Out of such efforts on your p a r t will also come the support of three tenets that I believe are sorely lacking in understanding and support these days. T h e y are t h a t freedom is dependent on responsibility, that hum a n development results from challenge, effort and accomplishment— usually followed by more challenge —and that social progress is a product of cooperation. And so on this important day I ask you to dedicate yourselves to what m a y be one of our most crucial tasks in the days ahead—to bring to the people of this country who doubt —who still feel "it can't be done" or "it won't be done"—a new level of confidence, a new faith in our scientific and technological age. Let us show these people the tools are a t h a n d or being built, that the knowledge is available or can be reached, to build the world they envision as always beyond our grasp. T h e fact is t h a t world is not far away—it has never been closer. All it takes to achieve it is within us—if we are willing to work h a r d a n d together. T h e n someday the pages of history will record the statements of those who say today " I t can't be d o n e " — and those who read them will be amused that some men had so little nerve, so little imagination and so little faith in their fellowmen. The Georgia Tech Alumnus
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Georgia Tech Jourra A digest of information about Georgia Tech and the alumni
Alumni Score Grand Slam • GEORGIA TECH won the $5,000 grand
prize award for "Improvement in Annual Alumni Giving" in the 1969 national competition sponsored by the American Alumni Council and the U. S. Steel Foundation. The award made Tech the first college or university in the nation to accumulate the Council's three top awards in consecutive years. In 1967, Tech and the University of Georgia shared the Council's Alumni Service Award for the "organization and continued growth of the Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund." Last year Tech was one of four institutions selected for the Alumni Administration Award by the Council for "the excellence of its over-all alumni program." During those three years, Tech has received over $8,000 in prize money for its alumni programs. Only one other college, Dartmouth, has won all three awards. Tech also won first place for "improvement" in the public institution category to become eligible for the grand prize. It was selected over seven other finalists who had also won firstplace awards of $1,000 in the other categories. The winners also received handsome mobius strip trophies at the presentations held at the American Alumni Council's National Conference's Banquet, July 22 in New York. The two new awards give Tech seven of the trophies since the competition began in 1960. Tech Alumni won four consecutive first place awards for "sustained alumni giving for public institutions" from 1961 through ,1964 and the second-place award for" sustained giving" among all institutions in 1962. </ The judges picked Tech for the grand prize award for the 1967-68 annual roll call year. That year, total alumni giving through the Tech roll call jumped from a record $403,752 (for 1966-67) to $503,812 and total alumni support for all purposes went from $699,407 to a record $1,056,228. The 1967-68 year also marked a new 22
high in number of alumni contributing to the roll call when 17,333, a record 54.2 per cent of all alumni and over 1,600 more than the previous high, supported the fund drive. Roll call funds are used by the institution principally for faculty salary supplementation, faculty development, and student financial aid programs. In announcing the award, Association President Gellerstedt praised the leadership of Howard Ector of Marietta, who headed the Association during the 1967-68 year and James P. Poole of Atlanta who has been the Roll Call chairman for the past two years. "They gave the alumni the leadership that made this award possible," Gellerstedt said, "And with the help of the professional staff of the development and Alumni Office, they made this award possible. But in the final analysis, the dedication and loyalty of Tech alumni made the difference." Dr. Vernon Crawford, Tech's acting president, said, "Since I first came to the Tech campus I have known that there was something special about Tech alumni. Their consistent performance over the years since that time has been a great source of pride to the entire Tech faculty. This latest in a series of accomplishments is just one more example of their dedication to excellence. The alumni of Georgia Tech are a great moral factor on this campus and we, who work here, owe them a great debt."
Atlanta Club Awards Scholarships • EIGHTEEN new Bobby Dodd Academic Scholarships have been awarded top students in the Atlanta area by the Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Alumni Club, it was announced in May by J. Frank Smith, the club's scholarship chairman. The scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic performance, leadership, and need were made possible through alumni and public support of the 1969 T-Night football game which was played May 9 on Grant Field. This year's scholarship winners and
their high schools are Charlie H. Albright, Bass; Warren H. Blodgett, Jr., Marietta; Haskell B. Davis, Jr., Sequoyah; Kenneth R. Dunlap, Harper; William L. Echols, McEachern; Robert L. Fallis, Jr., Clarkston; Michael E. Finch, McEachern; and Donald J. Fletcher, Therrell. Also, Deborah Sue Fry, Briarcliff; Steven L. Harris, George; Raymond C. Hill, Osborne; David W. Lott, Decatur; Earl E. Sabot, Jr., Osborne; Sandra Elaine Smith, Walker; Frank N. Spears, Brown; Stephen L. Winn, Therrell; and Larry A. Sargent, East Atlanta.
Information on Gifts Released • FROM time to time, Georgia Tech alumni make gifts in memory of their friends and classmates who are deceased. By directing these gifts to the Georgia Tech Foundation, the family of the deceased classmate receives a timely notice of the memorial gift and the donor receives an immediate acknowledgment of his tax deductible contribution to the Foundation. Such memorial gifts are coming to play an important part in our life at the institution, and if this plan seems to be a worthwhile objective for you, direct your memorial gift to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., stating in whose memory the gift is made. The Georgia Tech Memorial Fund will acknowledge your gift to the family of the deceased the day your memorial gift is received by the Foundation.
Crawford is Number Two Man and Industrial Management is a College at Last • TECH'S Acting President Vernon Crawford became the Institute's Vice President for Academic Affairs—the number two post on the campus—on August 1, 1969. Dr. Crawford, acting president of the institution since March 1, 1969, assumed the new position when Dr. Arthur G. Hansen became Tech's seventh president on August 1. Dr. The Georgia Tech Alumnus
Crawford's appointment was approved by the Board of Regents on June 11. In other action the Board of Regents gave college status to the School of Industrial Management at Tech and named Dr. Sherman Dallas as Dean of the newly created Industrial Management College. The Board also approved the appointment of Dr. David B. Comer as the new head of the English Department. Dr. Crawford has been a member of the Tech faculty since 1949 when he was appointed associate professor of Physics. He has been a teacher, a research branch head, the associate director and director of the School of Physics, Dean of the General College and Acting President. His appointment was the first official recommendation to the Regents by Dr. Hansen. The new Industrial Management College is the result of the rapid growth of the School of Industrial Management in recent years. Founded in 1937 as a department, Industrial Management has grown to the point that it is currently the largest school on the Georgia Tech campus. Industrial Management became a college on July 1, 1969. This is the first change in Tech's college organization since the Engineering and General Colleges were formed in 1948, the year the name was changed from Georgia School of Technology. Dr. Sherman Dallas, who became Dean Dallas on July 1, joined the Tech faculty in 1952 as an assistant professor, left in 1954 and returned in 1959 as an associate professor of Industrial Management. He has served the school as an acting director (1961), as an associate director (1963-65) and as its director since 1965. The new dean received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees from Indiana University and was graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has taught at Indiana University, Indiana State Teachers College and the University of Detroit. A member of numerous professional and honorary organizations, Dr. Dallas currently is serving Georgia Tech as president of Phi Kappa Phi, national scholastic honorary society. Dr. David B. Comer, professor of English since 1958, will take over as head of the English Department at Tech on July 1. He replaces Dr. A. J. Walker who has requested to return to full-time teaching. A graduate of Tulane University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, Dr. Comer received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Duke University. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1937 as an instructor in English. Active in student and faculty affairs, Continued on page 24 July-August, 1969
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TODAY'S TECH STUDENTS STILL NEED YOUR HELP The most often used to make a charitable gift are outright gifts of cash or securities, but there are exceptions. BORN in the nineteenth century and a successful businesswoman in the twentieth century, Bertha Schroeter Ergenzinger had an abiding interest in technological education which has extended beyond her life. The daughter of an architect and builder and the wife of an electrical engineer, Mrs. Ergenzinger created the Schroeter-Ergenzinger Foundation on September 9, 1955. Since her death in 1957, the Foundation which bears her name has awarded deserving Georgia Tech students scholarships in the aggregate amount of $60,000. This past January, the Georgia Tech Foundation was awarded $125,000 by the Foundation. She was the daughter of John Henry and Wilhemena Jentzen Schroeter, both natives of Germany and pioneer citizens of Atlanta. Her father was naturalized in 1865 and was associated in the construction of many of Atlanta's most famous structures. Mr. Schroeter was co-builder of the old Union Station in Atlanta, supplying the materials, including the slate for the four corner towers on the carshed on Central Avenue and Pryor Street. He was also associated with the construction of the old Trinity Methodist Church on Whitehall at Trinity Avenue; the First Baptist Church, where the Post Office now stands at Forsyth and Walton Streets; the First Methodist Church where the Candler Building now stands; Shorter College and the Masonic Temple, both at Rome, Georgia; and was also involved in the rehabilitation of the Immaculate Conception Church. Following the Chicago Fire of 1871, Mr. Schroeter was persuaded by some of his Eastern suppliers of materials
to move to Chicago. While a resident of Illinois, he was associated in the construction of the famous Palmer Mansion. Born in 1878, in Quincy, Illinois, Bertha Schroeter was named for Mrs. Bertha Palmer. When her father died in 1880, Bertha Schroeter and two brothers, John Henry and John Fritz and her mother, returned to Atlanta. Martin Ergenzinger who married Bertha Schroeter was the son of German parents and a native of Atlanta. He was an electrical engineer and had been educated in Germany. Mr. Ergenzinger died in Atlanta in 1953. For many years, Bertha Ergenzinger and her two brothers conducted a printing machinery business on Central Avenue in Atlanta. As the representative of a nationally known manufacturer of printing presses, the Schroeter firm sold and installed presses for several of the large Southern daily newspapers and also for many weekly newspapers throughout the South. For many years before her death, Bertha Schroeter Ergenziner was much concerned with the establishment of scholarships for worthy young men and women who desired pursuing scientific and engineering studies, but for financial reasons would be unable to so do. She had many discussions with former Executive Dean Phil Narmore of Tech about the manner in which she could best achieve her goal. The Foundation which bears her name benefits the advancement of science, education, the cultural arts, charitable and religious purposes. It was Mrs. Ergenziner's expressed intention that the trust fund should be permanent and irrevocable. 23
Tech-continued Dr. Corner has served as president of the Georgia Tech chapters of the Georgia Education Association and the AAUP.
Sigma Xi Honors Top Research • A N i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y distinguished scientist, Dr. Clifford A. Truesdell of Johns Hopkins University, gave the Monie A. Ferst Memorial Lecture at Georgia Tech's Society of Sigma Xi Awards Dinner on June 3. The 1963 recipient of the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology, Dr. Truesdell was presented the award for his contributions to the development of modern theoretical rheology (the science dealing with the flow of matter). He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mathematics from Princeton University. Dr. Truesdell has held teaching positions at the California Institute of Technology, Brown University, Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland and Indiana University. He has been Professor of Rational Mechanics at Johns Hopkins since 1961. Dr. Truesdell has been an invited lecturer at numerous international scientific meetings and symposiums. He is the co-founder and co-editor of
the Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis and also founded the Archive for Rational Mechanics Analysis and the Archive for History of Exact Sciences. He is a co-founder of the Society for Natural Philosophy. In addition to his Bingham Medal, Dr. Truesdell has been awarded the Conger Peace Prize by the California Institute of Technology. Following the lecture by Dr. Truesdell, five Georgia Tech faculty members received the Monie A. Ferst Memorial Sigma Xi Research Awards. They were: Dr. Helmut Bauer, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Dr. Ben T. Zinn, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering. Dr. David W. Martin, Professor of Physics and Dr. Earl W. McDaniel, Professor of Physics, will receive a joint award for research excellence. Dr. Edwin L. Scheibner, Chief of the Physical Sciences Division at the Engineering Experiment Station at Tech, received a Ferst Award for sustained excellence of research over a long period of time. Nine Georgia Tech students were presented Monie A. Ferst Memorial Awards for excellence in research. The awards are made in categories of science subject and engineering subject at the three levels of degree work— undergraduate, masters and doctoral. Doctoral engineering awards went
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to Emile K. Hadrian'. Electrical Engineering, and Edwartl C. Haight, Engineering Science and Mechanics. Doctoral Science awards were given John T. Moseley. Physics, and Richard J. McClure, Jr.. Chemistry. Master's research for a science subject award went to Margaret G. Stephens, Psycholgoy. Master's research for an engineering subject award were presented Joe K. Cochran, Jr., Ceramic Engineering, and Michael H. Waligora, Civil Engineering. Undergraduate student awards were given Jeff G. Underwood, Physics, and Gary E. Beckstead. Ceramic Engineering.
New Administrators Named • T H E Schools of Applied Biology and Physics and the Department of Social Sciences at Georgia Tech have new administrators who have been approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Dr. James R. Stevenson (2016 Spring St.. Smyrna). Professor, has been approved by the Regents as Director of the School of Physics. He succeeds Dr. Vernon Crawford, Dean of the General College and currently Tech's Acting President. Dr. Patrick Kelly (1293 Vista Leaf Dr., Decatur), Associate Professor, has been approved as Head of the Department of Social Sciences and succeeds Dr. George Hendricks who retired recently. Dr. Nancy W. Walls (278 Kenilworth Circle, Stone Mountain), Senior Research Biologist and Associate Professor, has been named as Acting Director of the School of Applied Biology. She succeeds Dr. Robert H. Fetner who has requested to return to fulltime teaching within the school. Dr. Stevenson is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics from the University of Missouri. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1955 and in addition to his teaching and research activities has served as consultant to the Naval Research Laboratory i n Washington, D.C. In 1965, Dr. Stevenson received a visiting professorship in Physics under the Fulbright-Hays P r o g r a m a n d taught for a year at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. Ghana. He has been acting director of the School of Physics since 1968. A native of Trenton. N.J., Dr. Stevenson is the author of numerous scientific publications and holds many scientific and professional memberships including Pi Mu Epsilon, Gamma Alpha, American Physical Society, Georgia Academy of Science, Optical Society of America. American Association of Physics Teachers and Sigma Xi.
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Dr. Kelly joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1959. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Emory University. He did post-doctoral study at Stanford University on the philosophy of science and logic. Since 1968. Dr. Kelly has been project director of a National Science Foundation grant at Tech. He is a member of the Space Sciences and Technology Board at Tech and is chairman of the Humanities/Social Sciences Advisory Committee at the Institute. His professional memberships include the American and Georgia Philosophical Associations and he is chairman of the Philosophy and History of Science section of the Georgia Academy of Science. Dr. Walls is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she received the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Bacteriology. Before joining the Georgia Tech faculty in 1959, Dr. Walls taught at the University of Michigan and Emory University. A native of Johnstown, Pa., Dr. Walls has taught in the School of Applied Biology at Tech and has conducted extensive research in the areas of biochemistry of bacterial spores; radiation microbiology; microbial biochemistry; and marine microbiology. Dr. Walls is a member of the New York and Georgia Academies of Science, Sigma Xi. American Society for Microbiology, Phi Sigma, Radiation Research Society. Alpha Lambda Delta, Association of Southeastern Biologists, American Association of University Professors and the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
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Mrs. W. F. Whelan of Louisville, Ky. received the Rotary Club of Atlanta's gold watch symbolic of the outstanding student at Georgia Instiutte of Technology. Whelan was selected by a faculty-student committee for the honor because of his scholarship and leadership activities on the Georgia Tech campus. The presentation was made by Acting President Vernon Crawford. An electrical engineering student, Whelan has been elected to every major honorary fraternity at Georgia Tech, including Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Eta Sigma. He has also been named to both of Tech's top leadership honoraries—Omicron Delta Kappa and ANAK society. A native of Louisville, Whelan traveled the United States and spent a year in Korea with his family. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1965 and entered Georgia Tech that fall. A senior at Tech with a grade
point average of 3.1 out of a possible 4.0, Whelan was one of the small band of students who three years ago began working for a student-operated F M radio station at Tech. In the first year of Station WREK, he was its production manager and this year he has been its general manager. He is also the chairman of the campus Radio Communications Board, a member of Phi Kappa T a u social fraternity, and a two-year member of the Tech Student Council. This year, Whelan was named the Outstanding S t u d e n t G o v e r n m e n t member by his fellow students and has been a student representative to both the Academic Senate and the Administrative Council. For the past two years, he has been a member of the Student Advisory Cabinet to the President of Georgia Tech. Whelan has also been busy offcampus working with the Atlanta Urban Corps and this year he has been the internship development coordinator in this program that has attracted
widespread local and regional attention. Whelan has earned one of the coveted J. Spencer Love Fellowships from Burlington Mills and will attend Harvard Business School beginning this fall.
Grant to Textiles • A N Eastman Kodak research grant for $6,000 was awarded the A. French Textile School at Georgia Tech which will establish a fellowship for a student working toward his Master's degree in the school. Announcement of the award was made by Dr. James L. Taylor, Director of the textile school, upon notification from W. E. Gift, superintendent of personnel for Tennessee Eastman Company, a division of Eastman Kodak. The recipient of the grant, as yet unnamed, will receive a stipend and in addition will have his tuition and fees paid to Georgia Tech.
NEWS FROM THE CLUBS ALBANY, GEORGIA—The Albany Geor-
gia Tech Club held its spring dinner meeting on May 29. There were approximately 75 in attendance including wives and special guests who participated in a golf match the following day at Doublegate Country Club. Billups Johnson, President, presided at the meeting. He first called on Dean George Griffin to say a few words and introduce the special guests. Temp Davis, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, announced two recipients of the Albany Club scholarships. John P. Baum, former president of the Georgia Tech Foundation and current general chairman of the Joint-Tech Georgia Development Fund, then talked about the work of the two organizations and complimented the Albany Club for the fine job they have done. He was introduced by Roane Beard, alumni secretary, who also discussed Georgia Tech's new president, Dr. Arthur G. Hansen. Mr. Bob Fowler, Roll Call Chairman for the Club, urged participation by all alumni in trying to hit 100% participation in support of the Georgia Tech Foundation. Principal speaker, Coach Dick Bestwick, then gave a very candid picture of the varsity and freshman prospects for 1969. Officers elected for the 1969-70 year were: Robert F. Fowler, president; Temp S. Davis, vice president; R. Marshall Tanner, secretary; and Evans J. Plowden, treasurer.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Nine former Geor-
gia Tech athletic greats were inducted into the Institute's Athletic Hall of Fame at the May 8 meeting of the Greater Atlanta Georgia Tech Club. For the first time Athletic Director Bobby Dodd handled the induction program. Coach Dodd, a member of the Tech Hall of Fame, stood in for Dean Emeritus George Griffin who had a prior speaking engagement out of the city. Feature speaker on the program was Tech Head Football Coach Bud Carson who briefed the Atlanta Tech alumni on the spring practice and the prospects for the 1969 football season. The nine new inductees included three of Dodd's former stars—Billy Lothridge. Billy Martin, and Bill Curry. The others included the late Eddie Prokop, the late Dutch Konemann, both for football; Lane Akers for oaseball; Wesley C. Paxson for basketball; Edgar A. "Ned" Neely for tennis; and Norris Dean for his track coaching. GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA—A near
record 124 Tech men and wives turned out to hear Dean George Griffin speak at the April 25 meeting of the Georgia Tech Club of the Western Carolinas. Introducing Dean Griffin was Fletcher Lowe, who had shared many classes with Dean Griffin as an undergraduate. Presiding was Tom Quinn '48, club president.
Faces in the News Gordon F. Price, '25, has retired as Chief Engineer of the South-Eastern Underwriters Association after 44 years. Mr. Price plans to continue his residence in Atlanta and will engage in private consulting work in the field of fire protection engineering. Carl C. Lanford, '26, has resigned as Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Commission of Public Works, Municipal Utilities System, Greer, S.C., after 27 years. Mr. Lanford received the U.S. Department of Commerce's "Award of Merit," among others. Marion L. Moody, '35, has been named Director of Purchasing for Atlantic Steel Company's Steel Division. He joined the Atlanta firm in 1938 and occupied the position of Superintendent of Engineering and Maintenance before this appointment. Blanton W. Haskell, '42, has been elected Vice President in charge of Project.Planning and Development for ITT Rayonier, Incorporated. Mr. Haskell joined the firm in 1947 and was transferred to the executive offices in New York in 1967. J. Ross Oliver, '46, has been named Regional Vice President of the South Eastern Region of Otis Elevator Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Oliver served as Regional Vice President of the North Eastern Region. He is headquartered in Atlanta. M. DeVon Bogue, '50, has been appointed Regional Environmental Control Director, U.S. Public Health Service, Region IV. Associated with the Service for over 19 years, Mr. Bogue will direct programs in such areas as solid waste management. M. Ray Walker, '50, has been named Chief Engineer of SouthEastem Underwriters Association. He will be responsible for the engineering operationsrof the Association covering six southeastern states. Mr. Walker joined the Association in 1952.
Jerome V. Bennett, ' 5 1 , is the new President and Treasurer of Consultronics Institute, Inc., a new computer software and training firm in Columbia, S. C. The firm includes a computer service bureau, a training division, and a consulting division.
Clubs-continued JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA—The Georgia
Tech Club of Jacksonville held its annual meeting on May 16, with Tech Athletic Director Bobby Dodd as the guest speaker. Coach Dodd discussed the 1969 prospects for the football team and the Georgia Tech philosophy of handling athletic scholarships. Accompanying Coach Dodd to Jacksonville was coordinator of alumni clubs, Josh Powell. At the meeting, officers for the 196970 year were elected. Those elected to office included: David C. Augustine, Jr., president; Donald D. Zell, vice president; Joseph C. Cogburn, vice president; Joe T. Bayer, vice president; and Wilford C. Lyon, Jr., secretary-treasurer. It was reported that the club had a paid membership of 81 members. Present and attending the stag meeting were 112 enthusiastic Tech alumni and guests. Also attending were four incoming freshmen football players from the Jacksonville area. They were: Mike Milo and Ken Toland from Englewood High School of Jacksonville, John Copeland from Wolfson High School of Jacksonville, and Jim Roundtree from Gainesville High School. KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE—On April 18,
the Greater Kingsport Alumni Club
held its spring meeting. T h e guest speaker at the dinner meeting was Neil DeRosa, director of placement. All 54 in attendance enjoyed the interesting speech and the question-and answer session that followed. The election of officers will be announced at the summer meeting. KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE—On May 16,
members of the Greater Knoxville Georgia Tech Club and their wives attended the spring dinner meeting. John Koger presided in place of Richard Feild, who was recently transferred to Iowa. Jack Thompson, director of athletic recruiting, spoke about Tech's football possibilities and answered various questions about the athletic program. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA—On the evening
of the election of Dr. Arthur G. Hansen as Tech's seventh president, Bob Wallace, director of information services and publications who was handling the announcement story from a meeting in Virginia, briefed the members of the Richmond Georgia Tech Club on the new head man. Wallace also talked about Tech's football prospects for 1969 and the future and announced the winning of the $5,000 U.S. Steel Award by the alumni of Tech. Officers elected at the business meeting presided over by Howard Hall were Bucky Oatts, president; E d Kienel, vice president; and Joe Pitchford, secretary-treasurer.
NEWS OF THE ALUMNI ' f~\ r ^ William L. Williams died NoU O vember 15, 1968. Mr. Williams was associated with Koppers Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, until his retirement in 1949. His widow resides at 211 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789. '/l/l
Frank C. Bnssey, a retired electrical engineer, died May 21. His widow resides at 3495 Habersham Road, N. W., Atlanta. ' / I SI 1^4"
Marcus L. Brown, Jr., ME, died February 8.
» / | | — C. M. Butterfield, CE, died I C J February 10. His widow resides at 602 First Street, Bernice, Louisiana 71222. Walter M. Robinson, CE, died February 8. » / | Q George W. Blackwell, ME, It j died May 23. His widow resides in Dallas, Texas.
' f^ i"~\ Louis Y. Dawson, Jr., CE, C U died June 22. Mr. Dawson was Chairman of Dawson Engineering Company. His widow resides at 10 Gillon Street, Charleston, South Carolina. We recently learned of the death of Richard Enloe, ME. His widow resides at 774 Yorkshire Road, N.E., Atlanta 30306. ' r ^ / l Thomas Alvin Moye, Com, C . I died May 14. Mr. Moye was a retired vice president of the C & S National Bank in Atlanta. His widow resides at 4001 Pinta Court, Coral Gables, Florida 33146. Frank O. Pruitt, ME, died May 21. Mr. Pruitt formed the Houck-Pruitt Insurance Company now titled Frank O. Pruitt Sons Insurance Agency. He was metro commissioner from 1962 to 1965 and the first mayor of Miami Shores Village. He is survived by his The Georgia Tech Alumnus
Wha vould you do if yoi were a col ge president? The quickest and easiest way to find out is to come back to the Tech campus during the weekend of October 31 and take part in the Homecoming Forum: "If I were President." The forum begins with the President's Luncheon at 12:30 P.M. on Friday, October 31 at which Dr. Arthur G. Hansen will make his first major alumni speech as Tech's seventh president. The forum, featuring faculty, students, and alumni and you will follow the luncheon. The cost is low, $5.00 per person for the luncheon and forum, and you and your wife and friends are invited to take part in this special event.
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The new and creative have been the guidelines for the student-faculty-alumni committees planning the 1969 Homecoming. On Thursday, October 30 there will be a Special Concert followed by a Happening in the Park. On Friday there will be a special Pep Rally at 11:00 A.M. in Bertha Square (where the Old Shop Building once stood) followed by the President's Luncheon and the Homecoming Forum. Friday night will feature the usual yet different Homecoming Displays plus a Coronation Ball to which all alumni are invited. It will also feature several class reunions as will Saturday evening. Classes holding reunions this year will be 1919, 1924, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1949, 1954, 1959, and 1964. On Saturday, November 1, the Annual Meeting of the National Alumni Association begins at 9:30 A.M. in the Wilby Room of the Price Gilbert Memorial Library. The Freshman Cake Race follows at 10:00 and then comes the famed Ramblin' Reck Parade at 10:30 in the Peters Park area. The Alumni Luncheon (buy tickets at the door) will be held from 11:45 until 1:30 in the Old Gym, followed by the Tech-Duke football game at 2:00. Saturday evening's reunion parties close out the weekend. For additional information on Homecoming: 1969 write the Tech Alumni Office, Atlanta, Georgia 30332. July-August, 1969
Faces in the News J. B. (Brady) Stoughton, Jr., '51, is the newly appointed Division Vice President, Marketing and Sales, of the electric equipment group, Kearney-National, Inc. Mr. Stoughton assumes responsibility for all division general office sales and marketing. Jerome J. Krochmal, '52, has been awarded a Stanford-Sloan Fellowship for 1969-70. He will attend Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He is employed with the Air Force Materials Lab at WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio. Charles E. Quentel, '52, has been named Assistant Manager, General Industry Control Sales, Square D Company. Mr. Quentel will supervise the operations of headquarters marketing sales for the Industrial Control Division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lawton E. Grant, '53, has been named to the post of Vice President of Universal Properties. Mr. Grant also serves as director apd as a member of the Executive Committee of the company. He is President of Merchandising Equipment, Inc. (Engineers) as well. E. C. Caldwell, '55, has been promoted to Operational Planning Manager, Space Systems Center Development. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. The SSC concentrates on research and development for military and NASA space programs.
widow who resides at 363 N.E. 98th Street, Miami, Florida 33138, and three sons. One of his sons, Henry L. is a ME '51 Tech graduate. » Q Q Hugh C. Cate, CE, died JanC. CZ. uary 3. His widow resides at 333 South LaFayette Park Place, Los Angeles, California 90057. We recently learned of the death of H. J. Hodnett. Rowland A. Radford received his Golden Legion certificate from Phi Delta Theta this past spring. He and Mrs. Radford presented to the fraternity a letter handwritten by Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States. The letter, dated July 2, 1888, will be on display at the fraternity headquarters, Oxford, Ohio. ' f~j/ O Houston Longino Welch, Sr., CZ i j EE, died unexpectedly May, 1969. Mr. Welch retired April 1, 1965, after 35 V4 years with Mississippi Pow' f~\ A Paul R. Davis, EE, died June C. £-T 3. Mr. Davis retired as dealer and industry relations manager of Volkswagen of America last year. ' O C T James A. Wood, EE, died (_ ^ J April 24. His widow resides at 24 Amherst Street, Williston Park, New Jersey 11596.
George W. Humphreys, '55, is now Program Associate of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Recently he has been in charge of an advance team making preparations in Latin and South America for Gov=ernor Rockefeller's four trips on behalf of President /Nixon.
' r ^ Q Fred Bush, EE, engineering C_ L J consultant at Allis-Chalmers, has been honored by the Milwaukee section, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for technical and civic contributions. James M. Jones, Jr., GE, died February 4. His widow resides at 5205 Wigton Drive, Houston, Texas 77035. H. B. McCash, Com, died March 9. He was employed as a right of way agent for the Kansas State Highway Commission in Topeka, Kansas. Mr. McCash was captain of the baseball team in 1928. He is survived by a widow and one son. William J. Noyes, BS, died May 17. Mr. Noyes was a quality control engineer for the Quality Directorate of the U.S. Government. His widow resides at 777 Briarcliff Road, N. E., Atlanta. William P. Russell died June 25. His widow resides at 2453 Flair Knoll Drive, N. E., Atlanta.
Michael E. Tennenbaum, '58, has become a general partner in the international investment firm of Bear, Stearns & Co. He joined the firm in 1964 and has specialized in investment management for private accounts. Prior to 1964, he was associated with Burnham and Company.
1 r ^ f~\ Leon Brown, Arch, has been ° elected to the College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects, a lifetime honor bestowed for outstanding contribution. Mr. Brown has been an architect in Washington for 23 years. Joseph G. Carlton, ME, will retire October, 1969, from Seaboard Coast
Herbert Erickson, '55, fills the newly created position of Manager, Physical Distribution, for Itek Business Products. He will be responsible for direction of traffic, inventory control, distribution, and credit and order services. He joined Itek in April, 1968.
Line Railroad. He is general manager for the mechanical department located in Hamlet, North Carolina. He and his wife reside at 479 East Wesley Avenue, Atlanta. ' f~\ f~\ We recently learned of the t j tZ. death of D. W. Middleton, Jr. » Q Q Roland L. Toups, ME, died l j l J May 9 after a brief illness. Mr. Toups was president of The South Coast Corporation, Houma, Louisiana. He is survived by a wife, a daughter, and two sons, both ME '60 Tech graduates. His widow resides at 315 Maple Avenue. Houma 70360. D. Dan O'Callaghan, vice president of Murphey, Tay'34 lor & Ellis, Inc., Macon Realtors, is serving his second one-year term as president of the Macon Board of Realtors. Robert Wardle. Jr., CE, a vice president of Southern Services, Inc., died June 27. His widow resides at 4220 Harris Trail, N. W., Atlanta. ' O p ~ Henry C. Andrews has taken i i 3 a new assignment and relocated with Lees Carpets, a division of Burlington Industries. Mr. Andrews' new address is 1230 Sharon Place, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Leland Jackson, BS, has been elected president of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association. He is with Jackson Oldsmobile in Macon, Georgia. I n n Charles A. Moore, EE, died » J t j June 23. Mr. Moore was a salesman for the Pyramid Paper Company. 1 A /—| W. F. Bennett, ME, Atlanta 4 ^ l _ J Gas Light Company's assistant chief engineer, has received an Award of Merit from the American Gas Association. Brig. Gen. Gordon B. Cauble, ME, has been awarded the third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Legion of Merit. He is a deputy director, CommunicationsElectronics, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D. C. William E. Sisco. Chem, has been granted the Award of Merit of the American Society for Testing and Materials at the society's annual meeting. J yj f—\ Lindley E. Flanagan, Jr., AE, *-\ j j has been promoted to directorcorporate plans, Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc. » AC L. L. Gellerstedt, ChE, has 4 ^ , 1 been elected a trustee of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. Eugene Miller, BS, has received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia. The Georgia Tech Alumnus
appointed research laboratory director of Lockheed-Georgia. Mr. Prince will be responsible for detailed technical direction of the research laboratory's areospace sciences, materials sciences, and systems sciences laboratories. Dr. F. A. Thomas, Jr., ME, ^ " C J has been named president of Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas. ' p r f""l W- Bayne Gibson has been CD U appointed vice president-marketing with the A. B. Dick Company. He resides a t 516 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091. W. R. Jackson. IE, has been appointed product line manager of electronic warfare systems for RCA's electromagnetic and aviation systems division in Van Nuys, California. J. Livingston Jones, CE, is presently associate regional engineer, municipal waste section, North Carolina Department of Water and Air Resources. His new address is 2610 Dover Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608. Bill Russell. EE, has been named chief, design engineering for Southern States, Inc. of Hampton, Georgia. Mr. Russell will have charge of all design functions of the company. Lt. Col. William C. Stephens, Jr., IE, has graduated from the U S Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. ' p - / | Col. Ralph A. Cone, IE, was â€˘ I I killed in an air crash in March while on duty in Vietnam. Giles C. Toole. Jr., IM, has won his 12th consecutive membership in the President's Club of the National Life Insurance Company of Vermont in Tallahassee, Florida. ME, has been appointed support '52 systems test program manager of Lockheed-Georgia. Mr. Edmondson will be responsible for management and direction of all engineering branch tests on AGE qualification testing, AGE compatability testing, handbook validation testing, maintainability demonstration testing, reliability testing and personnel sub-systems testing. N. H. Prater, CLE, has been accepted by the committee of selections of Northwestern University's Graduate School of Business Administration to attend the 40th session of the Institute for Management. John William Carpenter, EE,
'54 degree in engineering
management from Drexel Institute of Technology. ' r ~ r ~ Max T. Palmer, CE, has com1 3 CD pleted an in-service training
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Faces in the News Leslie M. Rogers, '59, has been named Manager of the City Mortgage Loan Division of The Travelers Insurance Companies, Houston, Texas, office. A native of Sandersville, Ga. Mr. Rogers joined the company in 1959 in Atlanta. James C. Harden, Jr., '60, has been promoted to Senior Associate Engineer at the International Business Machines' Federal Systems Division in Huntsville. A native of Cleveland, Miss., Mr. Harden joined IBM in 1968 at Huntsville. Steven Bowen, ' 6 1 , has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Engineering by Southwire Company, Carrollton, Ga. Mr. Bowen also serves as director and officer of National-Southwire Aluminum Company in Hawesville, Ky. He is a professional engineer. Dr. Arnold E. Schwartz, '63, has been appointed Dean of the Graduate School and Director of University Research at Clemson University. Dr. Schwartz went directly to Clemson after receiving his Ph.D. from Tech. He was head of the CE Dept. Jomey B. Etheridge, '64, has been promoted to the position of Supervising Industrial Engineer for the Lancaster Plant of Kerr Packaging Products Division, Lancaster, Pa. Formerly, he was an industrial engineer with the company. Donald H. Gunther, Jr., '64, is the new Chief Corporate Engineer for the StandardCoosa-Thatcher Company, Chattanooga, Tenn. Prior to joining SCT in 1968, Mr. Gunther held staff engineering positions with the Chemstrand Co. and the Kendell Co. John S. Fletcher, Jr., '66, has been named recipient of a 1969 Institute for Organization Management Scholarship. Mr. Fletcher is Director of Economio <Development for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and is currently at Dekalb College. W. Jack Hamilton, '66, has been appointed District Manager in the Property Management Division of Crow, Pope and Carter Enterprises. He has responsibility for the company's apartment developments on the northside of Atlanta.
Alumni-continued course in municipal incineration and solid wastes disposal and has been named director of public works at West Hartford, Connecticut. ' CT C Dr- Henry H. Sineath, PhD, u J D has been named deputy general manager for the American Viscose Division, FMC Corporation. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Carter S. Terrell, IE, a daughter, Christine Williams, January 15. The family resides at Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, Georgia. Claude S. Turner, Jr., IE, has received the degree of bachelor of divinity from the School of Theology of the University of the South. Thomas H. Ulmstead, IM, is employed with Elliott Business Machines division of Dymo Industries as a branch manager of their Atlanta operation. ' C " 7 Dr. E. H. Brown, ChE, has •~J / joined the Doctors Clinic in Warner Robins, Georgia. He and his family reside at 110 Mississippi Avenue, Warner Robins 31093. Maj. James C. Ivey, Jr., IM, participated in the Strategic Air Command 1969 combat missile competition at Vandenberg AFB, California. John A. Jordan, IE, has received his MBA degree with distinction from Harvard Business School and is employed as a business analyst for Bethlehem Steel Corporation. His mailing address is 3117-A East Boulevard, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017. Joel C. Thornton, CE, has been promoted to acting manager of the Florida division of Daniel Construction Company, Inc.
operations research manager for the foods division of the Coca-Cola Company in Houston, Texas. Thomas F. Prosser, IE, has been appointed to the Board of Tractors Malaysia Bemad, the largest caterpillar dealer in Southeast Asia, and has taken over as services director. Thomas J. Rabern, IM, has been appointed district manager for the Peninsular Insurance Company in Augusta, Georgia. Edmund Roberts. IE, was named manager-manufacturing engineering for Southern States, Inc., of Hampton, Georgia. » p — Q Maj. R. L. Carmichael, HI, • J C 3 IM, has graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College. Maj. Carmichael is being assigned to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, The Pentagon, Washington, D. C. His mailing address is Apt. 701, 1300 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202. John S. Potate. IE, played a key role in the launch of Apollo 10 as technical assistant to the director of launch operations at Kennedy Space Center. G. W. Rowland. Jr., IE, has been promoted to branch manager of Square D Company. His mailing address is P. O. Box 7504, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Bob E. White, BC, a son, Michael David, May 16. Mr. White is employed by Bothwell, Jenkins, Slay and Associates, Architects. The family resides at 1704 Gloucester Way, Tucker. Georgia 30084. W. Douglas Williams, CE, has been transferred by Monsanto Company to Coleraine, Northern Ireland. He is the construction superintendent for the expansion of Monsanto's acrilan facilities. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie
' p - Q William W. Cotterman, IM, •_} t J has been promoted to associate professor at Georgia State College where he recently received his PhD. Dr. Cotterman is co-author of a book entitled An Introduction to Algorithmetic Processes and Computer Science that is to be published this fall. Married: Thomas H. Hall, III, IE, to Miss Margaret Tannahill, May 24. Mr. Hall is director of resources development at Georgia Tech. George C. Hennessy, EE, has been appointed manager of research marketing at RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Steward Munn Francis Luce, BS, died February 3. His widow resides at Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, Connecticut 06069. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dixon Lupo, Phys, a son, Alexander Dixon, July 19. Mr. Lupo is presently
A. Bradley. CerE, a son, Wil'BO liam Scott, April 23. Mr. Bradley is employed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Their address is 129 Normandy Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830. Capt. Walter L. Clark, IE, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while engaged in military operations against Viet Cong forces. Richard Hemsley. IM, has been named account executive with the Atlanta office of Henderson Advertising Agency, Inc. Richard Jacobs, AE. has completed his training at Delta Air Lines' training school at the Atlanta airport and now is assigned to Houston pilot base as a second officer. Dr. Robert J. Rosscup, PhD, participated in research that resulted in the issuance of a U.S. patent for an improved process for producing alcohols from hydrocarbons. Dr. Rosscup The Georgia Tech Alumnus
was a research chemist for American Oil at the time of the discovery. N. Douglas Veazey, IM, has been appointed division engineer of contract development, Martin & Nettrour Contracting Company in Atlanta. Married: Edmund Leonidas Yeargan, Jr., ME, to Miss Sandra Kay Swint, June 21. Mr. Yeargan is employed by the Battey Machinery Company in Rome, Georgia. Lt. Col. William B. Burdeshaw, EE, has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He is scheduled for a new assignment with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Capt. Peter W. Gissing, IE, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for action in Vietnam. He was cited for his outstanding job performance while assigned at Cam Ranh Bay AB. Blake B. Harwell, IM, has completed his training at Delta Air Lines' training school at the Atlanta airport. He has been assigned to the Atlanta pilot base as a second officer. G. David Lippert, EE, has received a master's degree in business administration from Stetson University, Deland, Florida. The family presently resides at 2116 Pope Avenue, South Daytona, Florida 32019, where he is employed by General Electric.
Olin S. Lord, CE, previously chief engineer for the Pascee Steel Corporation's eastern division located in Columbus, Georgia, has been selected to head the research and development department of the Pomona, California, company. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. James H. Starnes, Jr., EM, a son, James H., I l l , February 1. The family resides at 1033 East Cordova Street, Pasadena, California 91106. Married: Maj. William E. Sullivan, IE, to Miss Jeanne Cox, May 10. Maj. Sullivan is presently in Officer's Career School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Thomas M. Turner, IE, has completed his Delta Air Lines' training school and is assigned to the airline's Atlanta pilot base as a second officer. Capt. Foster W. Harrison, IE, has been decorated with his sixth award of the Air Medal for air action in Southeast Asia. Capt. Harrison was presented the medal during ceremonies at Westover AFB, Massachusetts, where he is now serving in a unit of the Strategic Air Command. Born to: Dr. & Mrs. Harry J. Littleton, a son, Michael Byrne, May 19. Dr. Littleton began his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, July 1.
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Married: W. W. Willoughby, IE, to Miss Nancy E. Hutz, April 19. ' O O Engaged: Frank (Marty) Q j Martin-Vegue, Jr., IE, to Miss Phyllis Beneicke. Mr. MartinVegue was recently promoted to the instrumentation division as a capital investment analyst with Ampex Corporation. He is also a MBA candidate at the University of Santa Clara. The wedding will be early September. Born to:
Meares, BC, a daughter, Melanie Elizabeth-, November 9. Mr. Meares is a contractor home builder in Miami, Florida. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Albert A. Ward, Jr., IE, a daughter, May 1. The family resides at 3602 Woodcote Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410. AN APOLOGY — In the May-June issue, the Alumnus incorrectly listed David Reeves Haley, '63 Math, as being deceased. The magazine made this listing when Mr. Haley's fraternity advised the address room that this was a fact. Mr. Haley's telegram to the editor advised that "Recent reports of my death are greatly exaggerated," and we apologize for the er1t-1 y | Capt. Robert W. Carter, Jr., Q ^ f EE, has been awarded U.S. Air Force silver pilot wings at Webb
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Alumni-continued AFB, Texas. Capt. Carter has been assigned to McCoy AFB, Florida. Frederick C. Field, Jr., AE, is currently a pilot with Northwest Orient Airlines based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He resides at 2711 Douglas Drive, Apt. 234, Minneapolis. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Fisher, IE, a daughter, Cynthia Jean, May 3. The family resides at 1300 North Shady Grove Court, Stone Mountain, Georgia. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Harry Flanders, Jr., ME, a daughter, Cynthia Marie, April 27. W. V. Fox, IM, has gone into partnership with two other Tech graduates in the formation of a new company, Fox-Rowden-Smith, Inc., an electrical manufacturers agency business. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. C. O. Hampton, EE, a son, Kenneth Allen, May 18. Bascom W. Murrah, III, AE, has played a key role in the launch of Apollo 10. His office was responsible for the Apollo spacecraft crew equipment during prelaunch preparations and launch of the Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Ward Parr, EE, a son, David Michael, May 30. The family resides at 18013 Mill Creek Drive, Derwood, Maryland 20855. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Spooner, IM, a son, Charles Gaylord, Jr., September 9, 1968. R. Martin York, ME, graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in June and will be doing his internship from July 1969 to July 1970 at Duke University Hospitals in Durham, North Carolina. His new address is 76-C Colonial Apartments, Durham, North Carolina 27707. ' £"» £ - Maj. Thomas B. Bradley, IE, D t j l has arrived for duty at Ent AFB, Colorado. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Jose Cardenal, CE, a son, Juan Carlos, April 8. Mr. Cardenal is studying for a master in business administration at the Institute Centroamericano de Administration de Empresas. Capt. Leon H. Cornell, EE, is a member of the Aerospace Dgfense Command's 28th Air Division that has won the General Frederic H. Smith Trophy. Capt. Carnett has been assigned to Minot AFB, North Dakota. George T. Dasher, EE, is associated with the IBM Laboratory in Owego, New York. Mr. Dasher was cited last year with the "Aware Alertness Award" while at Cape Kennedy. Married: Lt. James Randall Elwell, IE, to Miss Dixie Elizabeth Stack. Lt. ' Elwell, a Vietnam veteran, is a mem- V 32
ber of the U.S. Navy Reserve. He is studying for a graduate degree at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Capt. Hugh T. Fitzsimons, IM, is assigned to the automatic data processing systems division as a special consultant in computer hardware and software. Engaged: 1st Lt. Samuel Owen Franklin, HI. IM, to Miss Santra Scott St. Clair. Lt. Franklin is serving with the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany. The wedding will be August 16. Capt. Jerry L. Hanchey, AE, has been decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Ubon Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. Capt. James Dean Hoag. AE, a pilot in the Air Force, was killed in action June 19 over South Vietnam while directing naval gunfire. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Leland R. Holliday, ChE, a daughter, Lynn Shannon, March 18. Kenneth M. Horwitz, Psy, has been admitted to the National Law Center of George Washington University for courses leading to a master of law degree in taxation. Married: John Nicholson Payne. IE, to Miss Virginia Davis Jenkins, June 28. Mr. Payne received his master of divinity degree from Columbia Seminary in June. He is serving as a chaplain at the Georgia Baptist Hospital. R. R. Rowden, IE, has gone into partnership with two other Tech graduates in the formation of a new company, Fox-Rowden-Smith, Inc., an electrical manufacturers agency business. R. Lynnard Tessner, IE, has been appointed as a research engineer to the staff at Georgia Tech's industrial development division's N o r t h w e s t Georgia branch in Rome, Georgia. Richard Wiggins, IE, has been named to head a new marketing division of Southwire Company. John Y. Williams, IE, graduated in June from Harvard Business School. Mr. Williams is now associated with Kuhn, Loeb and Company in their New York City office. ' r ^ O Lt. M. P. Chapman, CE, has D J 3 recently completed two combat cruises to Vietnam aboard the USS Coral Sea. He and his wife now reside in Pensacola where he is an academic flight instructor in Training Squadron Ten (VT-10). Born to: Mr. & Mrs. David A. Collison, IE, a son, Mark David, March 25. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. John M. Cork, Text, a son, John David, April 14. Mr. Cork is employed with Microtron. The family resides at 1478-D Willow Lake Drive, Atlanta 30329. Michael L. Crifasi, IM, has been promoted to Army first lieutenant
while assigned to the Sixth U.S. Army Data Processing Center. Guy DeRosa, IM. has been assigned the position of contract administrator in the industrial division of Combustion Engineering. Inc. in Windsor, Connecticut. Joseph B. Fitzsimmons, AE, had a key role in the launch of Apollo 10. Mr. Fitzsimmons was the lunar module test conductor assigned to the Spacecraft Operations Directorate. 1st Lt. Robert W. Green, IM, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during military operations against Viet Cong forces. Leonard Julius Rodriquez, Phys, has received a master of science degree with a major in physics from Trinity College. Born to: Lt. & Mrs. Edwin C. Rogers, Jr., a son. Richard Waggaman, May 24. L. T. Smith, CE, has gone into partnership with two other Tech graduates in the formation of a new company, Fox-Rowden-Smith, Inc., an electrical manufacturers agency business. ' O ~ 7 2nd Lt. William H. Ashley. D / Jr.. IM. has graduated at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, from the training course for U.S. Air Force electronics officers. Lt. Ashley has been assigned to Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Otis A. Barge. HI. IM, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force at Lackland AFB, Texas. Lt. Barge has been assigned to Reese AFB, Texas, for pilot training. 2nd Lt. Paul C. Ellis, IE, has been awarded silver pilot wings upon graduation at Laughlin AFB, Texas. Lt. Ellis is being assigned to a unit of the Air Training Command for duty as a Cessna T-37 instructor pilot. Born to: 1st Lt. & Mrs. W. Michael Field, IM. a girl, Michelle Bernadette, May 14. The family resides at Warner Hills Apartment H-l. Warner Robins, Georgia 31093. Steven Jay Levy. CE, received a master of science degree in environmental engineering from Drexel Institute of Technology. Lynwood Bradley Marling, CerE, graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business with a MBA. He has recently accepted a position with the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a financial analyst. Engaged: Ralph Alvin Perry, Jr., IE, to Miss Mary Ann Morgan. Mr. Perry is associated with the First National Bank of Atlanta. James B. Sickcl. Biol, has been awarded a master's degree in biology from Emory University. Brook
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Alumni-continued ford Business School's MBA program. Between his two years of study he will be with Advanced Projects of Hughes Aircraft, space systems division. He will be living at Manhattan Beach, California, for the summer. George E. Cantelou, CE, has recently joined Swift-Gregg Associates in Augusta, Georgia. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Chandler, IE, a son, Raymond Brett, October 15. The family resides at 2946 Roosevelt Lane, Antioch, California 94509. Engaged: John Pascal Faris, Jr., IM, to Miss Claudia Ruth Tinsley. Mr. Faris is presently in the Navy at Brunswick, Georgia. Engaged: Walter W. Frazer, Jr., IM, to Miss Leslie Rumble. Mr. Frazer has accepted a position with the Midstate Distributors, Inoj. of Ocala, Florida. He resides at 711 Wenona Avenue, Apt. 4, Ocala 32670. 2nd Lt. John fD. Green, IM, has been awarded silver pilot wings at Laredo AFB, Texas. Lt. Green has been assigned to Luke AFB, Arizona, for flying duty with the Tactical Air Command. 2nd Lt. William R. Harris, IE, has been awarded silver pilot wings at Webb AFB, Texas. Lt. Harris has been assigned to Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. 34
2nd Lt. James F. Harvey, HI, Math, has graduated from a U.S. Air Force technical school at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. He was trained as a computer maintenance officer and assigned to a unit of the Strategic Air Command at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. Gary N. Howell, EE, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force upon graduation from Officer's Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. Lt. Howell has been assigned to Lauglin AFB, Texas, for pilot training. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Carroll L. Ivester, EE, a daughter, Carol Lyn, March 21. Married: Ralph Barry Johnson, Phys, to Miss SuZan Lynn Williams, July 26. Mr. Johnson is employed by Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. Married: Isaac Homer Lassiter, III, IE, to Miss Sarah Joanne Heiskell, June 21. Engaged: Lt. (jg) Albert M. Mangin, Phys, to Miss Lalla Ellen Griffis. The wedding will be August 30. William E. Page, IM, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force at Lackland AFB, Texas. Engaged: Charles Albert Parsons, IM, to Miss Rosalyn Ann Brandon. Mr. Parsons is employed by Control Data Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The wedding will be August 31. Married: Daniel John Plafcan, IE, to Miss Clare Hewlett Alexander, August 2. Mr. Plafcan is employed by Eastman Chemical Products, Inc. of Kingsport, Tennessee. 2nd Lt. Joe W. Rogers, Jr., IM, has been awarded his silver wings upon graduation from U.S. Air Force navigator training at Mather AFB, California. Lt. Rogers has returned to his Georgia Air National Guard unit at Dobbins AFB. Married: Ma]. Joseph Mazzer Salvitti, ME, to Miss Margaret Faye Johnson. Maj. Salvitti is now serving with the U.S. Army as an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Married: Daniel Evans Sewell, Jr., to Miss Mary Brooks Morgan, June 21. Married: Barry Steven Slakman, AE, to Miss Joan Adlyn Oldstein, June 8. Mr. Slakman attends Emory University Law School. Married: Thomas Virgil Stephens. IE, to Miss Vivian Lynn Daniels. Mr. Stephens is now serving as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Jack Harding Tedards, Jr., Math, to Rosalind DeSaussure Todd, June 28. Mr. Tedards is a candidate for his master's degree in mathematics from New York University and is employed by Bell Laboratories in Whippany, New Jersey. Married: Nicholas Don Voight to Miss Starling Louise Holcomb. Mr.
Voight is now serving with the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Florida. Married: Michael D. Wallace, CLE, to Mary Ann Hunter, December 14, 1968. Mr. Wallace is presently in graduate school at the University of Florida and has been awarded an NDEA IV fellowship to continue study in chemical engineering. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. E. Marshall Weaver, Jr., ChE, a daughter, Teri Jo, December 2, 1968. Mr. Weaver, employed by Petro-Tex Chemical Corporation in Houston, Texas, has recently been promoted to process development engineer in the plant optimization group. Married: David Earl Witt, IE, to Miss Regina Carol Brown, August 10. Mr. Witt is working on his MBA degree in finance at Indiana University. ' O O Married: Stephen C. Davis, U u IM, to Miss Martha Ann Gossett, June 22. Mr. Davis is employed in Burlington. North Carolina. Married: Nolan Lewis Johnson, CE, to Miss Sylvia Ann Carmichael, August 17. Married: Stephen Palmer Lester, Biol, to Miss Sharon Barbara Nichols, June 15. Mr. Lester is planning to enter Emory University School of Dentistry. Vincent A. McCord. Math, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force upon graduation from Officer's Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. 2nd Lt. James C. McMullen, IE, has arrived for duty at Hamilton AFB, California. Lt. McMullen is a management engineering officer in a unit of the Air Force Communications Service. Married: Benjamin Scott Rich, AE, to Miss Margaret McKay Flowers, June 28. Engaged: Arnold L. Ross, IS, to Miss Judith Claire Guskind. Mr. Ross is employed by Burroughs Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. Born to: Lt. & Mrs. Charles R. Snow, ME, a son. John Hamilton, March 9. They are stationed in Okinawa. Leonard Nelson (Lenny) Snow, IM, is now associated with Cauble and Company, an Atlanta real estate firm, as a leasing agent. He is specializing in commercial office space. Married: Richard Tinkham Jolley, Chem, to Miss Susan Patricia Barnes, June 15. Mr. Jolley is planning to attend graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. Married: John Beer man Uttenhove, IM, to Miss Ray Castles, August 2. Capt. George A. Valente, Jr., IE, is on duty at Phu Cat AB, Vietnam. Married: Herbert Codey Woolley, III, IE, to Miss Charlsie Ann Farmer, June 7. Mr. Woolley is associated with Woolley & Company in Atlanta. The Georgia Tech Alumnus
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1 GENERAL ACCOUNTANT — Experience in accounting, plus working on CPA required by this new firm. There are partnership possibilities with this young, but established organization. S.E. location. $10,000 ' 2. ENGINEER—Major firm needs an Industrial Engineer for staff position. Prefer pulp and paper experience. Training program. All relocation expenses paid. S.E. location. To $12,000 3. DIRECTOR/PROGRAMS—Prefer MBA or PhD with strong knowledge of textiles and fabrics. Must be able to take charge and direct a I programs for major firm. Eastern Seaboard. $20,000 • 4. SALES REPRESENTATIVE-Requires a successful background in the sale of complex technical equipment — preferably computer systems. Experienced in negotiations at all levels of management is essential. Location flexible. To $16,000
6. MBA's, SAN FRANCISCO AREA LOCATION — Engineering or Technical undergraduate degree required. Positions in marketing, product management, financial a n a l y s i s , etc. Client pays all interviewing and relocation expenses from anywhere in U.S. To $16,000
9. SALES TRAINER — Major firm needs experienced salesman in reproduction, copy machines or micro-film to train salesmen in S.E. and conduct seminars throughout U.S. Must be good public speaker. Location flexible. $12,000
6. OPERATIONS ANALYST — Must be marketing oriented, not manufacturing. Work into market research, new business a n a l y s i s . S.E. location. Salary to $15,000
10. ENGINEER — Major firm needs Industrial Engineers with 0-3 years experience for manufacturing staff positions in the production of steel products and coatings. Eastern Seaboard. Excellent benefits. Salary to $12,000
7. CONTROLLER — MBA — 1st or 2nd job. Must be control oriented and alert. This national concern provides excellent benefits and an opportunity for Atlanta or S.E. location. To $13,000 8. SYSTEMS MANAGER -Direct activities of up to 12 Analysts, Senior Programmers. Looking for a Senior Programmer Analyst who wants to progress to management. Atlanta location. To $15,000.
U. DIRECTOR OF SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER SERVICES - Client desires person to be responsible for management of its Systems and Computer Services Division, which is engaged in providing the systems a n a l y s i s , design, implementation, arid processing support services required for the legal, economical, and efficient operation of the company. Atlanta location. To $22,000
All the above career opportunities are "fee paid" (employers pay fee) positions. They are just a small sampling of the blue-chip openings Executive Action's national network of offices has available for your investigation. Call or send resume in confidence to either of the Georgia Tech Alumni listed above.
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