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The Changing of the Guard

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One last long cheer for DeRosa • M O R E than one time we have been called a loner and, when you get right down to it, there is a great deal of truth in the appellation. W e guess we are of that breed t h a t the writers always describe as "a m a n with hundreds of acquaintances and few friends." One of the few close friends we had on this campus died at the age of 46 in Leningrad, U S S R , on J u l y 5, 1969. W e had a lot of things in common with Neil DeRosa. W e were both " Y a n k e e s " who came South to find our lives and we both married superb Southern women. W e were both obsessed with the potential that is Georgia Tech and constantly dismayed because it h a d not been realized despite the work of a lot of people. W e also suffered similiar physical ailments which infuriated the two of us because angina has a way of hitting you at the exact moment you need all of your strength to push a pet project, win a battle, or savor a m o m e n t of joy. Because of this, we became very close over the past year and confided in each other much more t h a n a boy from the Bronx and one from the hills of W e s t e r n Pennsylvania normally would. W e were one of the few (the best estimate we could get, was one of the two) people on this campus who knew t h a t DeRosa h a d this problem, while practically everybody knows of ours because we are much more the complainer than was he. I n the staff meetings we often baited each other to take the pressure off and a m a n who owns a typewriter has a better chance in this kind of a match. But DeRosa could take the barbs better than the rest a t the table and he seldom came u p short on the return serve. T h e last time we saw him in midJ u n e , h e was full of that wonderful high humor of his because h e was going on a n adventure a n d helping Tech out by leading a group of students on the annual YMCA-sponsored visit to Russia. W e suspected that his elation could be traced much more to the fact that the students, themselves, requested him as their September-October 1969

leader than to that of a special desire to see t h a t mysterious land. • O N THAT quiet morning, we talked of m a n y things. Of what a wonderful happenstance it was that D e a n H a n sen was to be the new president a n d that D e a n Crawford was to be his right-hand man. DeRosa had been pulling h a r d for that combination for almost a year but like the rest of us, h e could do little but hope that it would come out that way. W e were both excited about the chances t h a t in the years ahead much of the potential might finally be realized and he said no more of the fact that not long ago h e sat in the same chair and talked about leaving Tech to accept one of those fat jobs in industry because h e owed it to Virginia and their five children. " I want to stay around and see the coming of that new spirit that is building u p around here, now," h e said. "And I want to do some things for the students before they become seniors because they so need a job counselling program in the early years, here." Because we were in the final stages of updating our book on Tech, we asked him just what h e had in mind. H e said, " I n the fall of 1969, we have asked the student government to form a student advisory cabinet to aid us in this a n d other areas of placement. With the placement season now stretched out to include the fall, where it was once confined to the J a n u a r y - M a y period, the load has been heavier t h a n ever on this office. "But we must continue to try and find ways to help the student from his freshman year on. W e have to get to the student in some manner to continually advise him on what industry is looking for in the Tech graduate. I think t h a t by the time h e is a senior, the student should really be prepared to make a much wiser decision on the type of a job he will fit into. T h i s might be called placement work in depth. I t is needed both for today's uncommon technological employment m a r k e t a n d for the shifting opinions of the students.

• O F COURSE there were great differences between t h e , t w o of us. H e was a product of the streets of the Bronx who went to war with a n eighth-grade education, came back to work and took night courses to prepare himself for the examination in that state which is equivalent to a high school diploma and then entered Tech late. We came from a small town and h a d most of the advantages he never had. H e had no bad habits and we had enough for the two of us. T h e football road trips we took together with the team were routine to us while to DeRosa they were the greatest honor ever bestowed on him. On the day that B u d Carson asked him to start making all of the road trips, he was like that small boy in the Bronx w h o h a d just been sent to the candy store with a dime to spend all by himself. H e earned his right to travel with the team, for he was among the very best recruiters that Tech had. And some of the fantastic recruiting successes of the past two years can be traced directly to his constant efforts to help Carson build back to where Tech once was. • O N the day that we were told the news of his death a n d asked to handle the release of it, we were in Florida pasting u p the final dummies on the new section of the book. At the moment the phone rang we were on the page that contained his quotes, above. We didn't m a k e it back for the memorial service t h a t was packed with his friends from all over the country because the Atlanta wreckclogged expressway left us stranded a few miles out of the city. B u t we had our own little service on J u l y 5 after we handled the details assigned us. We took our boat and went u p the North Fork of the St. Lucie a n d gave one, last, long cheer for a m a n who meant a lot more to this place than m a n y of us realized. And we gave it like h e always said it—capital D, small e, capital R, a n d small o, s, a. DeRosa. H e was a helluva man. Robert B. Wallace, Jr.

July 28, 1969 ATLANTA, GA.—Your M a y / J u n e editorial was the most irrelevant, generalized I have ever read in your magazine. Taking nothing away from "Wonderful Ed's Day" or from Ed Harrison himself (although, you must admit that he was little more than a lame duck president his last two years—Vernon Crawford's undesignated Bachelor of Science curriculum sat stagnant on Harrison's desk from the Fall of 1967 until the day he quit), the demonstration that day had little to do with campus reform, revolutionaries or student activists. I thought your parallel was ill conceived albeit crafty, as it gave you the chance to indiscriminately pan the new left and their culture. By the way, I had no idea you were such a learned critic of contemporary art and music. And really, your overall knowledge of Them (the bad guys) is positively astounding. Anthropologists and sociologists must be envious indeed. I was not aware that it was necessary in our free society to "earn" the right to use its privileges. In my youthful ignorance, I always thought that these rights were given to all Americans— you know, the Bill of Rights, and such as that. I guess I'd better get to work on my "Privileges of Society" merit badge. I only wish I knew the requirements. Oh, and wasn't it nice of sweet old, benevolent Mother Tech to "allow" Them to use the sacred Old Shop Building grounds to hold Their "little open air forums. . . in the time-dishonored custom of the true fascist." How ridiculous. If you have ever seen one of these forums, you know that their format is democratic in the truest sense. I suggest you review some political theory before you embarrass yourself. And yes, maybe They are insuring the rise of reactionaries (cite yourself as an example), but then it works both ways; reactionaries are insuring the rise of activists (cite myself as an example) . It is painfully obvious to whom you must answer in your editorials. You probably please and pacify the power structure with this sort of tripe, but I think you may have underestimated some of the more clear thinking alumni who realize that in a dynamic society (of which educational institutions are an integral part), you cannot rely on static ideas and hope to achieve anything worthwhile. You write of disregard for history. Indeed, does history tell us that war is inevitable because men have always fought each other? I suspect your history does. Well, mine doesn't. Your "institutions" like war, racism and poverty are going to take a terrific beating from Us, whether you like lit or not; and we will survive, for no othe,r

Letters ToThe Editor reason than the fact that we believe more strongly than you disbelieve. Your unqualified generalizations have done concerned and involved students at Tech (and, indeed, everywhere) a great dis-service, but then, that was probably your goal. No matter. Your ideas are passe Mr. Wallace, and try as hard as you might, you cannot win. And in the end, the order shall be reversed and the last shall be first. Michael E. Leeman EDITOR'S NOTE: This is what is known as the generation gap in polite circles. But in defense of our position on one point let us add that we are still a cardcarrying musician who made a living at the trade one time in our life and we have been an art director for over 18 years. July 23, 1969 WORTHINGTON, OHIO—I have just read "The Editor's Notes" in the May-June 1969 Alumnus. I want you to know that I think this is the clearest, most factual and concise statement about the generation gap that I have read or heard. Keep up the good work. O. P. Stark July 23, 1969 ATLANTA, GA.—My Dad used to


"Give 'em the flowers while they can still smell 'em," so, following his advice, I would like to toss you a bouquet of roses for your splendid editorial (Editor's Notes ) in the May-June issue. You have stated the case so clearly, so concisely, and so pungently, that one could only wish that all our "angry young men" of the hippie-anarchist persuasion, who think the way to get "Utopia now" (without even being sure, or agreed among themselves, as to just what Utopia consists of!)—is to tear down the "Existing Structure", could read it in a sober and thoughtful frame of mind—but I suppose this is too much to hope for. They remind me of a spoiled brat who is yelling and trying to kick the bubble-gum machine to pieces because it didn't give him the GOLD BALL—forgetting all the while that he hasn't even put his penny in the slot! I wish I could share your optimism of the last paragraph, but I am afraid that the people who know better are too timid to take the needed action. In the Groves of Academe, especially, it has become such a fetish to be "liberal," "broad-minded," and "open-minded," that those who feel, in their innermost

thoughts, that some of these radical trends are leading us down the path of eventual ruin, are afraid to stand up and say so in unequivocal terms, lest we be accused of being "old-fashioned," "narrow-minded," or "square." Someone has said that the end result of being too open-minded is to have a hole in one's head! Our present "System" of society, which we call civilization, has been the result of a slow and painful trial-anderror process over a period of several thousand years. Our American system, in particular, has been very dearly bought by the blood of partriots who were willing to fight and die for what they believed in. The very freedom which permits these young anarchists to get away with the destructive tactics they employ, they value and understand so little, they are willing to destroy it in exchange for Communist-inspired ideologies which have been fed to them inside a sugar-coating that they represent "freedom" and "liberalism." As you so aptly said, "In the countries they profess to worship, they wouldn't be allowed to brandish their slogans for over a day without being one of the eliminated." In a day when a large portion of our daily press and many of our academic leaders (?) are aiding and abetting the trend toward anarchy by refusing to "tell it like it is," and even making pusillanimous efforts to curry favor with the radicals by making sympathetic noises about it being "all the older generation's fault," it is indeed refreshing and heartening to find an able editor and writer like yourself make such a clear analysis of the issue, and have the guts to print it. "Well done!" and "Amen!" Hendrik R. Hudson July 16, 1969 DECATUR, GA.—This letter is to commend you for your editorial in the current issue of the Tech Alumni Magazine directed toward those who are bent on fomenting campus unrest and disrupting the orderly process of education. I congratulate you on taking a firm stand against lawlessness of this type. I would only hope that the faculty and staff of Georgia Tech will adopt as firm a stance against those who would destroy the school. I should like to see Tech's officials take the position of the president of Notre Dame, as outlined in the article, "A College President Takes a Stand on Campus Chaos," in the May, 1969 issue of The Reader's Digest. To quote the Reverend Theodore Hesburgh, "We The Georgia Tech Alumnus

can have a thousand resolutions as to what kind of society we want. But when lawlessness is afoot, and all authority is flouted, then we either invoke the normal forces of law or we allow the university to die beneath our hapless and hopeless gaze. I have no intention of presiding over such a spectacle here. I truly believe that we are about to witness a revulsion on the part of state and national legislatures, of benefactors, parents, alumni, and the general public against much that is happening in higher education today. If I read the signs of the times correctly, this may well lead to a suppression of the liberty and autonomy that are the lifeblood of a university community. It may well lead to a rebirth of fascism, unless we. . . are ready to take a stand for what is right for us. History is not consoling in this regard. We rule ourselves or others rule us. . ." I sincerely hope that a warning of this extremity will not be necessary on the Tech campus. But if it is, I would certainly trust that it will be stated in clear and unmistakable terms. Mrs. L. A. Stapleton EDITOR'S NOTE: Former President Harrison laid down the same policy in practically the same words as Father Hesburgh only he said it in 1961 just prior to the integration of Tech and in those days you didn't make headlines by saying that in the South. July 11, 1969 ATLANTA,




your "Editor's Notes" in the May-June issue of the Alumnus. They were very perceptive, well outlined, and rendered with subtle impact. Brian D. Hogg July KANSAS CITY,

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congratulate you on the excellent article you wrote under "Editor's Notes" in the May-June issue of the Georgia Tech Alumnus. We need far more intelligent, factual appraisal of the operation of these so-called "dissidents" and far less defense of their revolutionary antics. The cure for our Campus Problems is right there in your article—an intelligent presentation of the facts in the language that young America understands. We need not fear the decision that these young Americans will make based on the facts, for if we do, we have already lost what you and I and the generations before us have attempted to build. I have no such fears. I know these young people and I know that if people like you can take the time to present the true story, they, themselves, will take the steps to eliminate the agitators. I sincerely hope that you will find opportunities to publish additional articles on this subject in more widely circulated news media. John G. Gaines, Jr. September-October 1969


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Oaorgla Tach Alumnus This photograph of two thoughtful gentlemen taken on August 1, 1969 could well be entitled, "Fade out, fade in." The two gentlemen, of course, are President Emeritus Edwin D. Harrison and President Arthur G. Hansen. The occasion was Hansen's first day in office, the changing of the guard for the sixth time in Tech's history. The photograph is by Steve Poulsen who also took the pictures for the article that begins on page 8 of this issue.

3. Ramblin' - a final tribute to a friend. 8. The Very First Day - August 1 in pictures and words. 14. A New Look - some old names are added to buildings. 22. Involved Is An Active Verb - if students work at it. 28. Suicide Every Saturday—the football roundup. 33. Georgia Tech Journal—latest campus and alumni news.

GEORGIA TECH NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Officers and Trustees: D. Braxton Blalock, president / James B. Ramage, vice president / James P. Poole, vice president / Willard B. McBurney, treasurer / W. Roane Beard, executive secretary / Ray M. Beck, Cedartown / L. Travis Brannon, Jr. / L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. / James T. Gresham, LaGrange / Joseph A. Hall, III / Allen S. Hardin / Isadore L. Kunian / Rayford P. Kytle, Jr. / W. E. Marshall / John O. Mccarty / Earl W. McDaniel / Thomas V. Patton, Doraville / Alfred F. Revson, Jr. / Chester A. Roush, Jr., Carrollton / J. Cooper Shackelford, Greenville / Dan P. Shepherd / J. Frank Stovail, Jr., Griffin / Norman J. Walton, Mobile / Marvin Whitlock, Chicago GEORGIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC. Officers and Trustees: Jack J. McDonough, president / I. M. Sheffield, Jr., vice president / Henry W. Grady, treasurer / Jack Adair / Ivan Allen, Jr. / John P. Baum, Milledgeville / Fuller E. Callaway, Jr., LaGrange / Oscar G. Davis / Dakin B. Ferris, Jr. / Alvin M. Ferst, Jr. / Robert H. Ferst / Jack F. Glenn / Ira H. Hardin / Julian T. Hightower, Thomaston / Wayne J. Holman, Jr., New Brunswick, New Jersey / Howard B. Johnson / George T. Marchmont, Dallas / George W. McCarty / Walter M. Mitchell / Frank H. Neely / William A. Parker / Hazard E. Reeves, New York / Glen P. Robinson, Jr. / Charles R. Simons / Hal L. Smith / John C. Staton / Howard T. Tellepsen, Houston / William S. Terrell, Charlotte / Robert Tharpe / William C. Wardlaw, Jr. / Robert H. White, Sr. / George W. Woodruff / Charles R. Yates. THE STAFF Robert B. Wallace, J r , editor / Becky Dreaden, editorial assistant and advertising manager / Caroline McConochie, editorial assistant / Charlotte Darby, Class notes

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August 1, 1969:


President Arthur G. Hansen's initial hours in

ARTHUR G. HANSEN cleaned off his old desk in the office of the dean of Engineering on the morning of August 1 and before 7:30 was on his way down the hill to his new place of business in the Carnegie Building. Accompanied by a group of his Engineering College staff who were carrying effigies and a large banner, the seventh president moved swiftly to the steps of the one-time Tech library, went through a gag ceremony wherein he was crowned CHIEF by Acting Dean Walter Carlson, and then rushed inside to see what the day held for him. Also joining him for the day was Alumnus photographer Steve Poulsen who stayed within camera range until long after 5:00 P.M. when the long day was over. The results of Steve's vigilance are shown on these and the following pages through the eyes of his cameras.

office were something to remember with everything including a blackout occurring Followed by his effigy-carrying, signbearing staff from the Engineering College, the new president makes his way down the hill at 8:00 A.M. on August 1 (left) where he stopped long enough to check the day's schedule (right) and then went out front to receive the keys from his new Lincoln which was given by Mrs. L. W. Robert, Jr. (far right) to the Foundation for the use of the president.

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After a quick look at his office, the new president spent the next two hours in session with the press Most of that first morning is taken up by the press conference for which he is being briefed at the right and which he took part in with a large contingent (below) of local press.


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Technique editor Ron Vinson (left) stayed with the president all day and even managed a few moments alone with him and after the series of conferences, Hansen checked the TV report during the noon news.

The television cameramen and announcers were out in force (left) and the people at home saw Hansen something like the closeup above. September-October 1969


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During the hectic day, the president had a few minutes to talk with some of his top aides including Dr. Vernon Crawford (left), vice president for academic affairs, Jamie Anthony (above), vice president of institutional services, and Dr. Walton Bloom (lower right), associate vice president for academic affairs. The pace got so swift that he had to eat his lunch on the run (left) and then halfway through the afternoon an electric storm hit a power line on Hemphill (below) plunging the campus into darkness for an hour.


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The day got so crowded with unexpected events and the normal meetings that the new man had to eat at his desk

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Moving across the campus to another appointment, the new president gets a quick briefing from his executive secretary, Janice Gosdin.

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Fifteen buildings are honored with the names of Tech men of the past â&#x20AC;˘ AFTER nearly 90 years of frustration, Georgia Tech is finally making the long jump across Hemphill Avenue as you can see by the map on "these pages. Several new Buildings are now nearing completion in the area that the Institute acquired through its first urban renewal program which began in 1965. They include the long-awaited Student Center (1), a new Chemistry Building (2), five new dormitories, including one for coeds, (3 through 7), and the Central Electrical Switching Station (8). Three more dormitories are scheduled for construction soon (9) and the first leg of the Tech Parkway which will seal Hemphill Avenue's doom as a major thoroughfare is also under way. ' While all of this feverish construction was going on in this and other areas of the campus, a faculty committee was meeting to honor some of the men who made outstanding contributions to Tech during their lifetimes. Appointed by Edwin D. Harrison last year, the faculty committee made its report to Acting President Vernon Crawford -during his term. Crawford immediately approved the project, forwarded it to the Board of Regents and received final approval before his term of office expired. Included in this list are the Fred W. Ajax Placement Center (10), the Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Chemistry Building (2), the BungerHenry Building (11), the John Saylor Coon Mechanical Engineering Building (12), the Cherry L. Emerson Building (13), the Montgomery Knight Aerospace Building (14), the D. P. Savant Building (15), the D. M. Smith Building (16), the Arthur H. Armstrong Dormitory (3), the Hugh H. Caldwell Dormitory (6), the Herman K. Fulmer Dormitory (5), the Ralph A. Hefner Dormitory (4), the Edwin H. Folk Dormitory (7), and the James E. McDaniel Dormitory (17). For the reasons why these men were honored by the faculty and for a look at the buildings named for them, please turn the page. September-October 1969


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Ajax and Boggs and Smith and Coon are some of the giants of the earlier years who were honored The Fred W. Ajax Placement Center, one of the most modern in the country, was once the site of a famous Atlanta restaurant, the Pickrick.

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influenced the development of the Institute were honored when the Board of Regents approved the names of the buildings. T h e faculty committee has prepared another list t h a t is now on its way through channels to the Board for approval. M a n y of this latest group will have streets on the expanded campus named for them and perhaps someday the likes of Power P l a n t Drive a n d Outer Drive will b e n o more. As for the first major project of the committee, short biographical sketches of the men along with pictures of the buildings m a y be found on this a n d the following pages.

The Fred W. Ajax Placement^., Center (the placement center on Hemphill, once t h e Pickrick R e s t a u r a n t ) . Frecl Ajax joined the Tech English staff as a n instructor in 1931 immediately after h e received his master's degree in English from E m o r y University. H e served t h a t department until 1941 when he was named assistant dean of students in charge of student activities a n d placement. After serving as a naval 16

officer during World W a r I I , h e returned to Tech as associate dean of students in charge of placement, veterans affairs, and student activities. H e served in this capacity until 1957 when h e was named director of public relations for t h e Institute. In 1966, in a reorganization of the Office of Development, he was named director of campus affairs. During his 37-year career at Tech, Ajax also served the Institute a t one time or another as publicity director of the engineering experiment station a n d assistant director of the cooperative division. B u t the most significant contribution to Tech and to all of higher education by Fred W. Ajax was his pioneering in the field of college placement. H e was the driving force behind the development of Tech's placement operation, one t h a t to this d a y is considered, "a model operation for college placement in this country," according to most authorities in the field. H e helped organize a n d was a past president of the Southern Placement Officers Association. And in 1966, he was named an honorary life member of this organization for "his outstanding service to the organization a n d to placement activities among American colleges."

The Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Building (the new chemistry building across H e m p h i l l ) . D r . Boggs joined the Tech faculty as a n instructor in chemistry in 1903 after receiving a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia, a P h . D . from the University of Pennsylvania, a n d serving two years as a n instructor a t the University of M a i n e . A t Tech h e progressed through the ranks as assistant professor, associate professor a n d finally head of the department of chemistry in 1925. H e served ten years in this position a n d was named director of the department of chemistry a n d chemical engineering a n d dean of graduate courses in 1935, a position h e held until his d e a t h in 1941. One of the best known teachers in the history of Tech, Boggs was a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of m a n y scholarly a n d professional organizations in his field. H e was a n active member of the Tech Athletic Board a n d the board of trustees of the Tech Y M C A . D u r i n g his tenure as department head, h e consistently pushed the development of his faculty through demanding the P h . D . degree for promotion and through encouraging individual research. At one time during his time as head of this department, there were more Ph.D.'s on t h e staff t h a n o n t h a t of a n y other d e p a r t m e n t a t Tech. Boggs also worked with students of all departments a t Tech in m a n y projects, and, at his death, the entire student body assembled on G r a n t Field to mourn him a n d h e a r a special student-faculty tribute to the man, the only case of such an assembly in the history of Tech. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

The Bunger-Henry Building (the new chemical engineering-ceramic engineering building on the old c a m p u s ) . Dr. Bunger joined the T e c h faculty in 1929 as a n instructor in the chemistry d e p a r t m e n t after receiving his P h . D . from the University of Minnesota. Within eight years h e h a d moved through the ranks to full professor a n d the first head of the newly formed d e p a r t m e n t of chemical engineering. Prior to coming to the Tech campus, Bunger had worked in the Hercules Powder Company's Experim e n t Station where h e lost his eyesight in an explosion. T h e accident left him blind in one eye a n d with b u t five per cent vision in the other. Despite this handicap, h e returned to Minnesota, where h e received his bachelor a n d master's degrees, to complete his work on t h e P h . D . in two years. Soon after his arrival at Tech, Bunger, D r . Montgomery K n i g h t of aeronautical engineering, a n d Associate Professor H a r r y Vaughn of ceramic engineering formed a campus group to promote industrial research at Georgia Tech. O u t of this research club came t h e S t a t e Engineering Experiment Station which began operations in 1934 with Professor Vaughn as director. Bunger's project on Viscose R a y o n was one of the three original research projects of t h a t initial year. I n 1940, Bunger was n a m e d director of the engineering experiment station in addition to his duties as head of the chemical engineering department. H e died suddenly in Minneapolis where he was on official Tech business in connection with a research project concerned with the production of flax fabrics. D r . Van H e n r y joined the T e c h staff in 1923 immediately after receiving his P h . D . from Ohio S t a t e University. T h e first m a n in this country to receive t h e doctorate in ceramic engineering, h e came to Tech to head u p the newly-formed d e p a r t m e n t of ceramic engineering a t the Institute. An important international figure in the educational development of this new degree area, Van H e n r y remained a t t h e institution until his death in 1939, caused b y complications from a n injury suffered during the last d a y of World W a r I while he was serving as a combat artillery officer. During his tenure a t Tech, his brilliant leadership a n d research m a d e Tech's ceramic engineering September-October 1969

Four of the men honored were Dr. Boggs (new chemistry building at top), Dr. Bunger and Dr. Henry (chemical engineeringâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ceramic engineering building), and Dr. Coon (the mechanical engineering building at bottom).


NEW CAMPUS LOOK—continued department one of the best-known in the world. I n 1925, his personal reputation brought t h e American Ceramic Convention to Atlanta. T h e author of m a n y papers in his field, h e was a consultant to m a n y national a n d regional firms including the Central of Georgia Railroad, t h e company t h a t first suggested a ceramics d e p a r t m e n t for Georgia Tech.

The John Saylor Coon Mechanical Engineering Building (the original mechanical engineering building on the m a i n campus plus all of its a d d i t i o n s ) . D r . J o h n Saylor Coon joined the Tech staff in 1889 as the first H e a d of the Mechanical Engineering Department, the only degree-granting division of the school at that time. H e was a graduate of Cornell University where he earned the A.M. and M . E . degrees as well as the Doctor of Science degree. I n the 34 years he was to be a t Georgia Tech he became the legendary "Uncle Si"—one of the two bestknown professors to ever grace the campus. A teacher in every sense of t h e word, he was the best-known of the pioneers who established the academic concepts of Georgia Tech, many of which are still carried on to this day. A strict academic disciplinarian with a rare sense of humor, D r . Coon informed the Georgia Tech Commission when its spokesman Oliver S. Porter first offered him the Tech position t h a t " I fear t h a t I a m not just the m a n you want for your work, because to tell you the truth I a m not very orthodox in m y religious opinions." Porter replied, " W e are not looking for a S u n d a y School teacher, but want the best qualified teacher of Mechanical Engineering to be secured, and we think you are t h a t man." Dr. Coon accepted the position immediately upon receiving this,, letter from Porter. In addition to Jus brilliant teaching ability, Uncle Si was a superb philosopher whose collected sayings were published by a Tech alumnus in 1946. Even his resignation showed his originality. W h e n asked why h e was doing it via a petition from the entire Tech student body, h e answered, " I t has been m y life-long \ 18

The radioisotopes and bioengineering building has been named for the first Tech master builder and vice president, Cherry Emerson.

intention to quit work when I reached a certain age, a n d I have now reached that time. I shall never strike another lick of work for anybody—not even for myself." The Cherry L. Emerson Building (the radioisotopes and bioengineering building including the addition m a d e in 1968). Cherry Emerson was one of Georgia Tech's outstanding alumni leaders long before h e joined the Institute's staff as part-time vice president in 1943. T h e son of D r . W. H . Emerson, Tech's first Executive Dean, h e graduated from the Institute in 1908 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. T h e following year he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering a n d joined Westinghouse as an engineer. In 1914 h e became the assistant to the chief engineer of D u k e Power Company and in 1919 he joined Robert a n d Company where h e served as chief engineer, vice president, and president.

he was named vice president on a part-time basis to aid Dr. Brittain in his administrative duties. A year after Blake R. Van Leer was named Tech's fifth president in 1944, he selected Cherry Emerson as his dean of engineering. I n 1948 when President Van Leer reorganized the administrative structure, Emerson was elected as the Institute's first full-time vice president. H i s major contributions to Tech came in the form of his administrative zeal and competence in directing the expansion program of Tech during the hectic days following World W a r II. During his days as vice president, he also was responsible for the growing research program and the extension services including the engineering evening school. His programs formed the basis of later large expansion programs by the Institute in all three of these areas. In J u n e 30, 1955, h e retired because of age a n d returned to private business with an Atlanta architectural firm.

Active in Tech alumni circles he served as president of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association on two different occasions a n d was one of the four men generally credited with reviving the Georgia Tech (Alumni) Foundation in the early forties. H e headed the drive for funds for the Foundation in 1943 in preparation for the selection of a new president to replace Dr. M . L. Brittain. And in August of t h a t year

The Montgomery Knight Aerospace Building (the aerospace section of the space sciences and technology complex which attaches to the Guggenheim Building). Professor Montgomery Knight was selected by President M . L. Brittain to head the Guggenheim School of Aeronautics when it was established in 1930. A graduate of Massachusetts InstiThe Georgia Tech Alumnus

tute of Technology (1922) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Knight also did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. Nationally known for his development and design of helicopters and autogiros, he taught at M.I.T. and was director of the atmospheric wind tunnel section of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics facility at Langley Field, Virginia prior to joining the Tech faculty. During his tenure at Tech, Knight established an aeronautical engineering department with an exceptional national reputation for the quality of its graduates and of its research. He was one of the leaders who organized the engineering experiment station in 1934 and served on its advisory committee. His brilliant career came to an end when he died in an Atlanta hospital at the age of 42. The D. P. Savant Building (the old electrical engineering building on the main campus). Dean Dememico P. Savant came to Georgia Tech in 1921 with a broad background in electrical engineering. He studied at Rose Polytechnic In-

stitute where he earned the degrees of B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and at Harvard University where he got his second M.S. in the same area. He taught at Harvard and at Missouri before joining the Tech faculty as an assistant professor. During his career at Tech he was an associate professor, professor and director of the school of electrical engineering. In 1934, he was named Tech's first dean of engineering, a position he held until 1945 when he returned to teaching. Savant retired in 1954 after 33 years service to the institution. He was immediately given the title of professor emeritus on his retirement. He was a Fellow in the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and a member of many other professional and scholastic organizations. During his career at Tech, he often did consulting work for outside agencies and for seven years he was a research engineer for the Georgia Power Company in addition to his teaching duties at Tech. Savant was head of electrical engineering at Tech during its greatest growth period from 1941 through 1951. And when he retired, a group

of his former students initiated a fund campaign to raise enough to mave a painting made of him to present to the school. The D. M. Smith Building (the old physics building that now houses social sciences and information sciences). Dr. Smith received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1905 and his M.A. bvl906. He taught mathematics first at Centenary College in Louisiana and then at Fort Worth University in Texas. He returned to his studies and received his doctorate from Chicago University in 1913. In 1913 he came to Tech as a mathematics instructor. In 1934 he was named head of the mathematics department. D. M. Smith was well known in academic circles and was loved and respected by his students. He was consistently voted the most popular teacher during his tenure. Dr. Brittain explained this student adulation as "much of his success is due to the fact that he is endowed by nature with the best developed sense of humor of all the members of the Georgia Tech family." He was given charge of the catalog

The Montgomery Knight Aerospace Building (left) and the D. P. Savant Building were named for Tech leaders.

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NEW CAMPUS LOOKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;continued and other official bulletins of the school while he served as director of the mathematics department. Smith assisted Coach W. A. Alexander in establishing a tutoring system for Tech's athletic department which was so successful that it has been copied by many other universities throughout the country. After retiring from active teaching in 1954, D. M. Smith continued his work with the tutoring program for the athletic association until his health began to fail in 1960. The Arthur H. Armstrong Dormitory (one of the new dormitories across Hemphill, it was originally designated a graduate dormitory). Professor Armstrong joined the Tech faculty in September of 1912 after receiving his degree in history from Yale University. Except for a year's leave of absence to earn his master's degree from Columbia University, he spent his entire working life at Georgia Tech until his retirement in June, 1946. He taught English, economics, history, and political science courses and attained the rank of full professor. His most significant contributions to Georgia Tech, however, were as faculty chairman of athletics and business manager of athletics during two crucial periods in the Institute's historyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the athletic boom of the twenties and the "Great Depression" of the thirties. An admitted idealist, Professor Armstrong was one of the small group of men, which included Coach W. A. Alexander, Dean W. H. Emerson, Dean W. Vernon Skiles, and finally Coach Bobby Dodd, who established Tech's national reputation for athletic integrity. His favorite expression on the subject was, "Tech will always follow the rules regardless of the way other schools carry out their business." During the depression, it was the personal interest and individual financial integrity of Coach Alexander, Dean Emeritus George Griffin, and Professor Armstrong that kept the athletic association from going bankrupt as did so many in that period. And in the final analysis it was the work of men such as Professor Armstrong that made certain that the athletic program at Tech remained under faculty control and insured its i development as one of the most \ 20

The D. M. Smith Building was named for Tech's most-famous teacher.

successful programs of its type in America. The Hugh H. Caldwell Dormitory (another of the new dormitories, it was originally designated as a men's dormitory). A graduate of Davidson College and Columbia University, Hugh H. Caldwell joined the Georgia Tech staff as registrar and faculty secretary in 1914. Prior to coming to the Tech campus, he had been a high school principal in North Carolina and a teacher at Alabama Presbyterian College, Barnard College, and Horace Mann Teachers College. In his own field he became nationally known for his admission and registration procedures and was chairman of the commission of standards for the Association of Georgia Colleges as well as vice president of the Association of College Registrars. A brilliant student in college he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, the top two scholastic honorary societies in this country. At Tech, he lectured in freshman morality and was a great force on campus for fraternity scholarship. His major contribution to Tech was the establishment of selective admission standards which still govern the acceptance of students to this day. The Herman K. Fulmer Dormitory (another of the new dormitories,

it was orginally designated as Tech's first women's dormitory). Herman Fulmer joined the Tech staff as an instructor in mathematics in the fall of 1922 after receiving his B.S. from the University of Mississippi (1921) and his M.A. in mathematics from Columbia University (1922). His college education had been interrupted by service in World War I and by a year as a high school principal in Mississippi. At Tech he advanced to full professor and was acting head of the mathematics department from 1950 to 1957 during the period in which it went from a service department to a degree-granting school with forward-looking programs at the bachelor's and master's degree levels. During this time he also insisted that the groundwork be established that would eventually lead to the present high-quality Ph.D. program of Tech's school of mathematics. Extremely popular and respected by students and faculty alike, he was elected as an honorary member of Phi Kappa Phi (1926), Phi Eta Sigma (1937), Omicron Delta Kappa (1939) and the ANAK Society (1954) during his career at Tech. His many publications included papers in professional journals and the co-authorship of a textbook on College Algebra, published nationally in 1951. Failing health forced his retirement in 1958 and that year the Board of Regents approved the title of professor emeritus in respect for his long, dedicated service to the Institute. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

The Ralph A. Hefner Dormitory (another new dormitory, it was originally designated as a graduate dormitory). Ralph Hefner joined the Tech faculty in 1929 as an instructor in mathematics. He had previously received his B.S. from Roanoke College (1925), his M.S. from the University of Chicago and had completed his residency requirements for the Ph.D. at the University of Chicago from which he received the degree in 1931. At Tech he moved rapidly up the academic ladder and was named a full professor of mathematics in 1936. In 1948, after serving three years as dean of general studies, he was named the first dean of the general college when that division was created in the reorganizational plan developed by President Blake R. Van Leer. A quiet, serious man, Hefner was the man who pushed the general college into a strong Ph.D. program in all of its schools and watched over the development of its science schools as among the best in the area. An amateur magician of much talent, he was always in demand for faculty functions and his loyal leadership made him very popular with the faculty of all of his schools. Dr. M. L. Brittain, president of the institution from 1922 to 1944, once said of him, "He is widely esteemed for his distinguished work and his brilliant intellectual ability." On the very day that he was to retire because of the age requirement, Dean Hefner died in Atlanta.

as the debating team coach and his work with the students who lived in the dormitories attest to these statements. His publications included several articles on the use of recording devices for public speaking teaching and a textbook on public speaking that he co-authored with the head of his department. With the exception of one year when he was a teacher at the Brunswick, Georgia, High School, Folk devoted his entire working life to Georgia Tech. The James E. McDaniel Techwood Dormitory (the dormitory that was a part of the original Techwood housing project and which is now used exclusively by co-op students). Generally credited by Tech presidents as the man responsible for the national reputation of the co-operative division at Georgia Tech, McDaniel joined the Tech faculty in 1919 as an instructor in English. Prior to coming to the Tech campus he had served as an English teacher at Clemson College for

three years. He received his A.B. degree from Erskine College in 1909 .and his M.A. from Berlin (Germany) University in 1916 after two years of study at Columbia University. He was named director of the cooperative division in 1925 and immediately reorganized it to offset the decline of the division following World War I. He re-established the industrial contacts and upgraded the academic program to better serve the industries that Tech depended upon for the success of this program. When he took over the division, the co-operative students numbered less than 100 and by the time he retired in June of 1950, over 20 per cent (1,100 students) of the student body represented co-operative students. His work overseas with the government further widened Tech's international reputation. During the post-World War II period he spent two years in Germany with the army of occupation setting up reorganized free public schools. And he served another two years with the foreign service in Spain and Scotland as an educational specialist.

The new dormitories carry the names of five Tech men (top) and even Techwood has been renamed for the man who made the co-op program an institution.

The Edwin H. Folk Dormitory (the final dormitory in the new complex, it was designated originally as an undergraduate dormitory). Edwin H. Folk joined the staff in the fall of 1924 as an instructor of English. He received an A.B. in English (1922) and a M.A. in the same field (1924) from the University of South Carolina and another from Princeton (1927). One of the most popular members of the English faculty in Tech's history, Folk was also the resident faculty member of Brown and Harris Dormitories and eventually served several years as the superintendent of dormitories in addition to his teaching duties. He was considered by his department heads as a superior teacher and was always willing to take over extra duties to help the students. His many years September-October 1969


Photographed for the Alumnus by Steve Poulsen

A group of Tech students and faculty build a different kind of playground with the help of a black community




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• T H E young student at the right being tugged at by a child from one of Tech's close-by black communities is Neal Monte Williams of Dallas, Texas, who received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree (with highest honors) from Tech in June. On his way to Stanford and graduate school, he stopped by the Honors Day Exercises on the campus and walked away with more awards than any other student. They included the prestigious Tau Beta Pi Senior Engineering Cup, the Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering) Senior Scholarship Award, and the Hamilton Watch Humanities Award. But in a way, Neal Williams left Georgia Tech with considerably more than he earned from it in watches and honors and a degree. Since he arrived on this campus, Neal Williams has been involved. He first worked on the Techwood Tutorial Project, a YMCA-sponsored, student-operated program of the "big brother" type to help the fatherless boys in the Techwood Homes area adjacent to the campus in both their studies and in their other problems. For two years, he ran this project with both intelligence and style. Last year, he moved into another area and with over 60 other students, faculty members, and administrators from Tech he helped form the Community Services Committee at Tech, a group dedicated to involvement through doing rather than undoing. One of the major projects of this committee is the Imaginative Playground, a special facility for young blacks in a ghetto area called Vine

City, just a few blocks from the campus. It is a different kind of project and a different kind of playground. There is no room for playing baseball or even for flying a kite. It is jammed in among the run-down houses and its surface is of red clay and asphalt. It was designed by the Tech committee and put together by them and the people who live in that area. More than 25 Atlanta business firms chipped in with materials but Neal and his committee steadfastly refused cash as donations. Neal Williams spent so much time on the project that he came up with a pair of B's in his final quarter and missed being the top man in his class. But by the end of that quarter the playground was finished and during the long, steaming Atlanta summer the neighborhood children have used the wild and unconventional playground that a group from the Tech community created with the help of their own people. "It was a student demonstration," said Neal Williams when he was preparing to leave the campus. "It was a demonstration of what can be accomplished when concerned, capable students, residents of an urban ghetto, and local business and government officials all join together to work toward a common goal. It was a good experience. The guys learned a whole lot about people, things they had never seen before." As you can see by the pictures on the following pages, the Imaginative Playground project was a different kind of demonstration. There should be many more of them. The Georgia Tech Alumnus


"It was a student demonstration. It was a good experience. The guys learned a whole lot about people, things they had never seen before." September-October 1969



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Even the students' girl friends and wives pitched in to help with such things as the surveying (above) and the young residents worked on unique things such as the tire pile. September-October 1969



When the unique playgri id is Of all the devices designed by the Tech students, nothing proved nearly as popular as the tire swing as you can see.


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The jungle gym, designed by students and put together in the Mechanical Engineering School, also is popular at the unique playground in Atlanta.

And even an old-fashioned swing set gets its share of attention in the playground that features fences covered with the names of the students and the community residents who put in their time building them. September-October 1969


by Robert B. Wallace, Jr.

â&#x20AC;˘ THAT great American authority on both indoor and outdoor sports, Playboy magazine, made the statement in a recent issue that Georgia Tech's 1969 football schedule was, "a creative exercise in masochism." The writer made but one mistake in the apt phrase, he should have inserted sadism for masochism. This schedule was not drawn up by Bud Carson, who now must face five bowl teams and Notre Dame plus four others on the upswing with but two starters from 1968 and a couple from 1967 on his offensive team and six from last year on defense. Oddly enough, Carson seems little disturbed by the prospects of going at this "suicide every Saturday" program with nine starters who have never put on a Tech uniform in a varsity game. "They want to play," says Carson. "And though we have a new offense and a new defense, and a lot of young men to deal with, we aren't going out there any Saturday with the idea of losing." The schedule opens with SMU, a team that boasts the nation's leading passer, Chuck Hixson, and 15 other starters from the Mustangs of a year ago who posted an 8-3 record including a come-from-behind Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl win over highly touted Oklahoma. It is unlikely that any Tech team has faced a more awesome opening assignment since Bobby Dodd opened with Miami in 1955 (and won it, we might add). The game to be played on September 20 on Grant Field will be SMU's second as the Mustangs open a week earlier with the Air Force Academy in a nationally televised game. Baylor, sporting a new coach and 19 of the 22 starters who managed a 3-7 season last year, comes to Grant Field the following week and the word from Waco is that the Bears may be the surprise of the Southwest Conference. Clemson is next and Frank Howard is facing a rebuilding year with only nine of his top 22 coming back foE .this season. But Howard would rather win this game than any on his schedule and sooner or later his luck has to change. The Jackets then travel to Knoxville to face the Tennessee Volunteers who just keep rolling along. This year, Doug Dickey returns five offensive starters including all- ' America candidate, center Chip Kell 28

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fcaMdNal Photo by Bill Childress

The quarterback at this writing is junior Jack Williams who is best remembered for his great performance in that final drive that pulled out the Tulane game last season.

SUICIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;continued of Avondale and that split end who did Tech in last season, Lester McLain, and six defensive starters including all-America Steve Kiner. Tech returns home the following week against what is being touted as the best Auburn team since the Tigers' heyday of the late fifties. Every Auburn starter on defense returns and the offense will be erected around four returnees and a bevy of fine sophomores. The Jackets then fly to the west coast to play against one of the nation's top teams of the past four years, Southern California. Despite the loss of O. J, Simpson, the Trojans are being ranked right at the top again with nine returning defensive starters and four from the offense. Duke comes in for Homecoming with nine of its offensive unit that broke all sorts of Tech records for opponents last year in the 30-46 loss that started the Jackets' downhill run. Among them is the best quarterback


we saw last season, Leo Hart. Duke brings back but five from the defense, but this is a team you must outscore for it will put some points on that board against anybody. Tech makes a rare afternoon appearance in New Orleans against the rapidly rebuilding Tulane Green Wave who open with 11 of the first 22 back in uniform, seven on offense. The Wave will be remembering that last-second loss in Atlanta and will be much tougher at home. Then in another rarity, the Jackets take on Notre Dame at 9:30 on a Saturday night for the benefit of the national prime-time TV audiences. The Irish are in the same position as Tech as far as returning players are concerned with but two on offense and eight on defense back from the starting ranks of last season. The big difference here is that they have that special ingredient, depth, that Carson's squads have been short of since he

arrived on the scene. In the finale, the Jackets must attempt some revenge for the horrendous whipping in Athens last November 30, and they must do it against the likes of quarterback Mike Cavan and six of his fellow starters on offense plus four on defense. Georgia is ranked as high as fourth in the nation in one pre-season poll and is in the top 20 in practically all of them. Carson's tentative starters are a smaller group than any he has coached but they are stronger physically than his previous two teams, if the spring practice sessions can be considered any criteria. The strengths can be found in the offensive guards with Joe Vitunic, back after a year's layoff because of a knee operation, and Mike Bradley, who appears to be headed for that great season he has just missed for one reason or another. Both are quick and good The Georgia Tech Alumnus

blockers and Vitunic has been called by many as potentially one of the few really great blockers in college football. Flankers Percy Helmer (if he gets by his academic problems) and Larry Studdard are fast and can catch and run with the best of them and tight end Steve Foster is our vote for the big surprise of the year after a switch from the defense where he started last season. Trie running backs are many and good with Brent Cunningham, the sensational freshman of last season and Steve Harkey currently leading the pack. Kenny Bounds and Dennis James will lend strength at fullback if their knees recover and Gene Spiotta and Eddie Hughes make up the best back-up men in years at tailback. The big question marks on offense are the tackles and the centers with only Galin Mumford having any game experience at these positions. Richard Gardner showed promise at tackle after being switched from defense and center Andy Mayton is a very good sophomore who will become a great one before it is over. But the lack of any depth at these positions puts a big load on the starters. The quarterback situation is almost as desperate. Jack Williams is now listed at starter and had a good spring. He is fitted for the Houstonstyle offense that the Jackets have gone into but his back-up men are not. The big hope here is that Charles Dudish will shake his academic troubles and get back, his arm intact. If he does, he will give Williams a battle and could be the difference in the won-lost record. The defense is loaded with linebackers with excellent credentials except for the fact that seven of the first eight are coming back after knee injuries, which must be some sort of a record. The best is Buck Shiver who was decked in the Georgia game after breaking the record for the most tackles in a season. But he has the longest way to come since his operation was the most serious. John Riggle and Stan Beavers are on the outside and Bill Flowers will join Shiver in the middle if he has recovered. Riggle, injured early in the TCU opener last season, did not look like the terror of old in the spring but when the whistle blows he should be back to his old form. Steve Timmons had a superb spring until he, too, injured his knee in the T-night game and may miss the early games because of the operation. Steve Kramer, Jack Brandt, and Steve DeBardela-

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ben will offer superior help to the middle linebackers while Tash Van Dora (a starter last season under the old defense) will spell Riggle at Wrecker (which is now more linebacker than back) and David Polk will help Beavers at Stinger (which is what they are calling the other outside man this year). The defensive backfield is strong, fast, and deep providing Rick Lewis or Mike Wysong aren't forced to go over to the offense to help out on the quarterback situation. Lewis, the Army transfer, is one of the truly great athletes on the squad and a leader as a sophomore. Wysong, now at free safety, had a good year last year at the corner and should be better in 1969. Jeff Ford, a quick, tough sophomore will man the other halfback spot with Joe Bill Faith, a starter in 1968, and Greg Wilkes, who has seen game action for two years, backing up. Bubba Hoats, a junior college transfer of much talent, will help Wysong out at the safety position. Speaking of junior college transfers, one of them, Rock Perdoni by name, will be one of the most conspicuous of the front four, which appears much improved over last year. Perdoni, national junior college "Lineman of the Year" in 1968, will man right tackle next to Brad Bourne, who was selected by Playboy as the "Sophomore Lineman of the Year" for 1969. Both are big and strong and fast. The other side of the line will feature smaller but just as determined Tim Broome and sophomore Smylie Gebhart. Joe Hardwick, who started some last season, is pushing Gebhart at end and Sid Gunter is making it uncomfortable for Broome. Tech's punting game will again be in the hands of Tommy Chapman with sophomore Al Hutko an outside possibility if Dodd, who is working with the punters, can speed him up some. Kickoffs and field goals will be the province of last year's Johnny Duncan and Jack Moore, who was a sometimes sensation as a freshman. The word, freshman, brings up the 53-man squad that Carson and his staff recruited in what most longtime observers consider the "best recruiting year in decades." In the high school all-star games around the country, some of the recruits have acquitted themselves in superior fashion. Halfback Alan Hennessey, the object of one of the nation's toughest recruiting battles, was the

most valuable player of not one but two all-star games. He is a running back from Louisville who is considered by the experts to be the best that state has produced since Paul Hornug. Gainesville, Florida's Eddie McAshan, the first scholarshipped black athlete in Tech's history, was the most valuable player as a quarterback in the Florida high school game and tackle Mike Rosinski of Hollywood was voted the South team's best lineman in the same game. Tech has 15 players in the Georgia allstar game and eight were starters. Jones County's Gary Faulkner was the game's leading ground gainer. Fred Brackett, a 6' 3 " end from Mobile was named the outstanding lineman in the Alabama all-star game. So it looks like this freshman team, which will be coached by Dick Bestwick, may be well worth seeing in action. The varsity coaching staff now lines up with Warner Alford, Jerry Glanville, Lamar Leachman, and Billy Williamson working with the defense, and Jack Griffin, Bill Crutchfield, Chris Carpenter, and Bill Fulcher on offense. Carpenter came in from Vanderbilt after a good season with the Commodores and Fulcher was welcomed back with open arms after a year in business. The rest were working with last year's squad. Helping Bestwick with the freshmen will be Earl Bramlett, who had some great years in the Atlanta area as a high school coach. Jim Luck will'continue his scouting duties. Tech also has a new trainer in Pat Dyer who came down from Purdue to replace Buck Andel, who resigned last winter after 20 years at Tech. Don Sharpe, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, will assist Dyer. If we were forced against the wall to make a prediction on this season, we would have to say that if this team goes 4-6 with all of its problems and without taking any of the bad beatings it absorbed at the end of last season, the coaches should be all given raises. The battle cry should be "wait until next year" but we have this funny feeling that this bunch is going to knock off some teams it has no business beating. All it has to do is to stay away from the crippling injuries to key men that marked the past two seasons. And when you are short of personnel, that often becomes an impossible task. But, in a year when the Cubs and the Mets are winning with regularity, anything can happen.


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President Announces Changes â&#x20AC;˘ I N his first day in office, Tech's new president, Dr. Arthur G. Hansen, announced a series of administrative changes to, as he wrote to the faculty in a memorandum, "better serve both your needs and the further progress of the Institute." Major changes recommended by Hansen and approved by the Board of Regents included the abolishment of two vice presidencies, changes in the responsibilities of two others, and the creation of three new positions. Abolished was the office of vice president for planning, which was held by former Tech acting president, Dr. Paul Weber, who retired on June 30, 1969, after 42 years' service to the Institute. Responsibilities of this position will be divided between the director of campus planning and the controller. Also eliminated was the office of the vice president for programs held by Mr. Robert Stiemke, who moves into the newly created position of executive assistant to the president. Stiemke has served Tech since 1950 as a school director, director of the Engineering Experiment Station, acting dean of engineering, and research administrator. The duties of the vice president/ controller, held by Jamie R. Anthony since its creation in 1965, have been divided into two areas and two new positions have been created. Anthony will become vice president for institutional services with responsibility for procurement, security, and auxiliary services such as the dining halls, book stores, post office, and college stores. Named controller is long-time associate controller at Tech, Mr. Ewell Barnes, who will now be the chief financial and budgetary officer for the Institute. Other major changes include the creation of the position of associate vice president for academic affairs under the recently named vice president, Dr. Vernon Crawford, who has been acting president since March 1, 1969. Named to this new post is Dr. Walter L. Bloom, formerly assistant to the vice president and for the past year acting vice president for academSeptember-October 1969

ic affairs. Reporting to Dr. Bloom will be the dean of graduate studies and research, the director of research administration, the director of the extension division, the director of libraries, the director of the water resources center, and any new multidisciplinary centers for programs that may be specially created or new service units that are a part of the Institute's research or academic functions. Continuing to report to the vice president of academic affairs are the registrar; the director of the cooperative division; the deans of the three collegesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Engineering College, General College, Industrial Management College; the dean of the undergraduate division; the director of the Engineering Experiment Station, and the associate vice president for academic affairs. Also altered were the responsibilities of the vice president for development, Mr. Joe W. Guthridge. The director of campus planning, Mr. Clyde Robbins, will now report directly to the president instead of to the development office and will assume other responsibilities including some of those formerly held by the vice president for planning. In his memorandum, Hansen added, "Due to the complexity and varied duties associated with the office of the vice president for academic affairs, consideration will be given to the creation of a second associate vice president for academic affairs, although such a move will not be made until the new administrative structure has been given an opportunity to function for a reasonable period of time." He also pointed out that, "In addition to the formal administrative structure outlined above, immediate consideration will be given to the overall governance of the Institute as it relates to the role of faculty and students. It is anticipated that one or more advisory panels to the President will be created and that more meaningful and more representative roles will be defined for such units as the Academic Senate. "Emphasis will be placed on greater involvement of line administration and faculty in the area of policy determination for the Institute. It is also

planned: that, in collaboration with the vice president for academic affairs, quarterly briefing and reporting sessions be individually held with the deans of each College, the director of the Engineering Experiment Station and the line administration of each of these units. The intent of all of these plans will be to provide the information, background and delineation of plans to allow the Office of the President to better serve the needs and objectives of the Institute and the individuals of which it is comprised."

Tech Participates in USRA â&#x20AC;˘ TECH is one of 48 universities participating in a national consortium designed to foster cooperation among universities, other research organizations, and the U. S. Government for the advancement of space research. Called the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), the consortium expects to acquire, plan, construct, and operate laboratories and other facilities for research, development, and education associated with space science and technology. USRA has submitted a proposal to NASA for the management of the Lunar Science Institute in Houston, now under the direction of the National Academy of Sciences. The existing contract between NASA and the Academy is scheduled to expire this fall. The Lunar Science Institute is designed to provide, among other things, conference and study facilities for university scientists visiting Houston to work on lunar materials brought back by Apollo astronauts and on other aspects of lunar science. The scientific facilities of the Manned Spacecraft Center, including the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, will be available on a cooperative basis for Institute scientists to use for their research. USRA functions under the authority of a Council of Institutions, composed of an official representative from each member university. Robert E. Stiemke, Tech's executive assistant to the President, represents Tech. In order to represent national academic space science interests, the member universities of USRA are divided into nine regional groups of


Tech-continued institutions, in a geographic manner. Guidelines for USRA were developed this spring by the Universities Organizing Committee f o r Space Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences. Members of this committee became the consortium's Board of Trustees, which manages the affairs of the non-profit corporation. Dr. Frederick Wall, Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of California, San Diego, is chairman of the Board of Trustees.

IM's O'Connor Honored • A TECH Industrial Management professor, Dr. Roderick F. O'Connor, became the twenty-first recipient of the "Order of Merit for Industrial Development," awarded by the Republic of Colombia, July 27. The medal was presented by Colombia's Minister of Economic Development, Hernando Gomez, at a ceremony in Cali, following a decree issued by Colombian President, Carlos Lleras Restrepo. In his presentation speech, Gomez indicated that this was the first time time the medal has been awarded for work in education. Dr. O'Connor, who is professor of management in the college of industrial management at Georgia Tech, became associated with Colombia in 1961 when he began preparing for what is now known as the Program for High-Level Executives of the University del Valle. "Since that time," according to El Pais, a Colombian newspaper, "he has put his time, his knowledge and experience at the service of Colombia, and especially of the Cauca Valley, where he has stimulated many works and projects of common benefit, the most outstanding of which are the higher management programs at the University del Valle and the Colombian Institute of Management, the re-structuring of several regional institutions and the expansion of many private enterprises." The newspaper went on to say, "In company with the outstanding North American Dr. Peter Drucker (management professor and consultant, New York University) he has inspired a new managerial philosophy which is now beginning to show fruitful results in benefit of the national progress. of Dr. O'Connor's is the now famous 'Operation Development,' the goal of which is to bring this philosophy along with the most modern managerial concepts to the entire country through the leaders of both the public and the private sectors located in the capital of the Republic.'" The Minister of Communications, \ 34

Manuel Carvajal, and the Minister of Public Works, Bernardo Garces, were on hand for the presentation. Also attending were the alumni of the graduate program for high-level executives of the University del Valle, the Superior Council of the University, participants from, the program "Operation Development" in the capital, and directors of the Foundation for Industrial Development, the Colombian Institute of Management, and the National Association of Industrialists. Dr. O'Connor's wife and daughter accompanied him to Cali for the presentation.

AE Gets NASA Grant • A $71,000 supplemental grant has been awarded to Georgia Tech's School of Aerospace Engineering for the continuation of the study of upper atmospheric physics. The grant, which was awarded by NASA, is directed by Dr. Howard D. Edwards, professor of aerospace engineering. It works in conjunction with an Air Force contract which has been in progress for a number of years. The area of the atmosphere under scrutiny is about 60 miles high, according to Dr. Carl G. Justus, associate professor of aerospace engineering, who does the analytical work. The aerospace engineering professors are interested in such phenomena as turbulence, atmospheric tides, gravity waves, and other irregular winds.

Water Resources Awarded Fellowships • GRADUATE studies in water resources planning and management at Tech will be supported through a five-year program of federal grants awarded by the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration of the Department of the Interior. The first year's grant of $44,386 was announced by Senators Richard B. Russell and Herman E. Talmadge in telegrams sent to Regents' Professor Carl E. Kindsvater, Director of Georgia Tech's Water Resources Center. Beginning with the fall 1969 term, eight graduate students selected from several different undergraduate fields will receive financial support through fellowships made possible under the grant. An increasing number of students will be supported in succeeding years. Costs associated with the program will be supported through additional funds made available to the Center. In acknowledging the award, Professor Kindsvater pointed out that the FWPCA's support of Georgia Tech's water planning and management training program is a significant recognition of the importance of resource conservation and environmental quality control.

English's Mullen Publishes • SOME time ago, a Tech professor began to wonder whether logical patterns could be found in the way in which words in the basic sciences were formed. Dr. William B. Mullen's answer was positive, and his results were recently published in a paperback book entitled, "Dictionary of Scientific Word Elements," in which he presents an alphabetical listing of the principal word elements making up the specialized vocabularies of chemistry, mathematics, and physics. The English professor illustrates each word element by at least two scientific terms, which are analyzed and defined; and since the word elements are also components of many non-technical or general vocabulary words, he includes a selection of two thousand general vocabulary words derived from the scientific word elements. The basic goal of the work, according to Dr. Mullen, is to reduce the vocabulary burden of undergraduate students. "As the student learns to analyze scientific terms into their components and becomes familiar with these basic word elements, he will find that he can more easily learn and remember the technical terms of his basic science and mathematics courses." Dr. Mullen received the Ph.D. from Colombia University. The work was published by Littlefield, Adams, & Co. and was completed with the aid of a National Science Foundation Institutional Grant for Science.

Blalock Elected Alumni President and Roll Call Breaks the Records • ATLANTA businessman Braxton Blalock, Jr. has been elected president of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, according to a count of the ballots by Executive Secretary Roane Beard. Blalock, who served the past two years as vice president, is joined by two new vice presidents, James B. Ramage and James P. Poole, and the incoming treasurer, Willard B. McBurney, all of Atlanta. Members of the Board of Trustees just elected by the more than 17,500 active members of the Tech Alumni Association include Ray M. Beck of Cedartown; James T. Gresham of LaGrange; Thomas V. Patton of Doraville; Chester A. Roush, Jr. of Carrollton; J. Cooper Shackelford of Greenville, S. C ; J. Frank Stovall, Jr. of Griffin; Norman J. Walton of Mobile, Ala., and Marvin Whitlock of Chicago, 111. Newly-elected trustees from Atlanta are L. Travis Brannon, Jr.; L. L. Gellerstedt; Joseph A. Hall, III; Allen S. Hardin; I. L. Kunian; Rayford P. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

Kytle, Jr.; W. E. Marshall; John O. McCarty; Dr. Earl W. McDaniel; Alfred F. Revson, Jr.; and Dan P . Shepherd. In accepting responsibility for the 1969-70 year, Blalock commented, "Outgoing President Larry Gellerstedt and his board left us with a tough act to follow." He was referring to the fact that Tech alumni once again broke all records during the 1968-69 annual fund drive when 17,581 alumni (51.8 percent of the total alumni body) contributed $552,317 to the Georgia Tech Foundation for use in faculty supplementation and development programs and the student financial aid program. The previous year's record was 17,483 contributors with $511,249 contributed. These figures do not include special gifts or Tech's share of the Joint TechGeorgia Development Fund. Last month Tech received the $5,000 grand prize for improvement in annual giving in the 1969 U. S. Steel Foundation national competition, an award which made the Institute 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-

gram." During these three years, Tech has received over $8,000 in prize money for its alumni programs. Only pne other college, Dartmouth, has won all three awards.

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ALUMNI'S BLALOCK—"Outgoing President Larry Gellerstedt and his board left us with a tough act to follow." 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 pro-






played important supportive roles in the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing. By far the majority of Tech graduates—26 in number—were connected with the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Ala., where the huge Saturn Y Rocket that lifted Apollo 11 from earth was developed. Two former Tech men were involved in the Office of Manned Space Flight in Washington, D. C , which is responsible for the planning, direction, execution and evaluation of NASA's overall manned space flight program. Nine were connected with the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the blastoff occurred, while 12 worked at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, which provided control of all NASA manned space flights. Forty-six are directly connected with branches of NASA, while three are Air Force men assigned to duty with NASA in Houston. Working at Huntsville are Cecil A. Best, '59; William L. Breazeale, '64;

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Faces in the News •'•

Vincente V. Makasiar, '27, was recently elected VicePresident of F. N. Thompson, Inc., Charlotte, N. C. Mr. Makasiar has been Coordinator for the North Carolina corporation for the past two years.

Eugene C. Smith, '27, recently stepped down from his position as Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Smith had been with Coca-Cola for the past 50 years.

R. L. McConnell, '29, retired July 1, 1969, from his position as trust officer with the Trust Company of Georgia. Mr. McConnell had been employed with the Atlanta firm for more than 46 years.

Charles Drake, '35, has been elected Vice President for Engineering of the Patterson-Kelly Co"., Inc., East Stroudsburg, Pa. Mr. Drake joined the PattersonKelly engineering staff in 1936.

Tech-continued Stanley N. Carroll, '57; William A. Clarke, '51; O. T. Duggan, '50; Elmer L. Field, Jr., '54; Barrington L. Flanigen, Jr., '51; Branch R. Fleming, '49; Gerald Geller, '51; James W. Glass, '35; Roland F. Griner, '48; Paul V. Hamby, Jr., '59; Vernon J. McMillan, '54; Rodney L. Moak, '55; James R. Morgan, '57; James H. Newton, '55; Ray M. Peyton, '58; James T. Powell, Jr., '50; Marion L. Roberts, '57; Ralph E. Robertson, '51; James T. Rowan, '48; Thomas H. Smith, '51; Jerrell M. Thomas, '58; Richard E, Tinius, '61; Thomas M. Wade, '50; and Phil Youngblood, '49.

NEWS OF THE ALUMNI '/in Carl L. Kimbell, E E , died | C July 7. H e was a life member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. His widow resides at 2311 Green Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130.

'1 A Marvin G. Mitchell, '39, is the new President of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, Oak Brook, III. Previously Executive Vice President, he joined the company in 1939 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1964. Marcy B. Fannon, '40, has joined American Airlines as Director of Specification Development. He was formerly Director of Planning Implementation for Trans World Airlines and Director of Equipment and Facilities Planning at Eastern. Alvin G. Folger, '42, has been appointed manager of the Dallas, Texas, assembly plant of Ford Motor Company. Mr. Folger joined the company in 1947 as a plant layout draftsman in tts Atlanta assembly plant. F/

J. P. Wagner, '42, has been promoted to chief engineer by Robertshaw Controls Company's Fulton Sylphon Division, Knoxville. Previously chief project engineer, Mr. Wagner joined the division in 1947.

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We recently learned of the death of George Dewey King.

' O C N. Knowles Davis, E E , has C. l—J retired from Tennessee Gas Transmission Company. Though leaving the company, he is their consultant in utility rate matters. He and his wife reside at 3420 Overbrook Lane, Houston. ' r^ O


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' 0 " 7 Clark W. Jones, M E , died CL / June 1. For many years he was president of Dalton Public Service Co. ' f~\ Q Col. Ervin L. Keener, Com, C. D retired from the Boeing Company on May 31.


At Cape Canaveral, Fla, are John M. Fisher, Jr., '54; Joseph B. Fitzsimmons, '66; Robert M. Lupo, Jr., '49; Gilbert J. Mayer, '59; Alan J. Parrish, '61; Wilbur L. Paulk, '61; John S. Potate, '59; Isom A. Rigell, '50; and Glover H. Robinson, Jr., '56 Among those at Houston are Michael E. Donahoo, '66; Captain Thomas J. Hankee, '66; James E. Hannigan, '53; Robert H. Heselmeyer, '67; Gary M. Kane, '64; Max B. Kilbourn, '66; Jack Knight, Jr., '65; John H. Langford, '33; Robert S. Nance, Jr., '67; Captain Samuel L. Ruple, '68; Raymond S. Watson, Jr., '67; and Captain Donald E. Willis, '68. The two Tech graduates in Washington are Philip E. Culbertson, '46, and James E. Powers, Jr., '56.

Wm. B. O'Neal, Jr., E E , has recently retired from American Tel. & Tel. Co.'s long lines dept. He last held the position of area plant supervisor at Atlanta. Mr. O'Neal is currently in Madrid, Spain, where he is fulfilling a year's contract with I T T Laboratories de Espana as consultant. His address is Care ITTLS, Mendez Alvaro, 9, Madrid 7, Spain. ' C^ f~"\ Wm. L. Quinlen, Com, rei j U cently accepted the 1969 Industrial Professional Development Award given by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers for Choctaw, Inc. Mr. Quinlen is president of the Memphis corporation. A. H. Wade, Jr. died in July. L. E. Wilson, EE, died July 28. ' C^ /l George Richard Vance, Com, i j H r " died July 29. Mr. Vance was president of Automatic Icemaker Co. of Atlanta. His widow resides at 4070 Northside Dr., NW, Atlanta. ' t~\ —J James D. Finley, TE, has beI j / come executive officer of J. P . Stevens Co. Geo. B. Hightower has been installed as the president of the Ga. Society of Professional Engineers. ' O Q Karl K. Domingos, EE, died O O May 22. H. Turner Loehr, E E , has been named vice president of International Minerals & Chemical Corporation's materials management division at Skokie, Illinois. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

» O Q Brig. Gen. I. O. Drewry, O t j ME, retired from the Army July 31 after 30 years of service, including the last seven spent as head of the ballistic missile defense program in Huntsville, Alabama. Gen. Drewry also received the Distinguished Service Medal the same day, which is the nation's highest military award given for non-combat services. He and his wife will live on Toney Drive in Huntsville and he will open a management consulting firm. ' J\ f—i John Drew. ChE, recently re^ T L J ceived his master's degree in engineering from the industrial systems engineering department at the University of Florida. Mr. Drew made an outstanding record and was reelected to Phi Kappa Phi, an honorary organization which he was elected to while enrolled at Georgia Tech. He was also elected to Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honorary society. Mr. Drew is presently director of group development, SCM GliddenDurkee, Division of SCM Corporation, Organic Chemicals Group, P. O. Box 389, Jacksonville, Florida 32201. Charles S. LeCraw, Jr., IM, has received his star, designating him as a brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserves a t Oakdale AB, Oakdale, Pennsylvania. Melville M. Zemek, E E , wrote an article regarding the flying wing built by United Aircraft which appeared in the May-June, 1969 issue of Aero. ' si f-\ Alvin G. Folger, ME, was re^4"f_ cently appointed plant manager of t h e Ford assembly plant in Dallas, Texas. » yi O Henry "Buck" Andel, IM, is ^ T V J heading the customer relations department of Oxford Building Services, Inc. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Andel was professor of investments and finance at Georgia Tech for six years and has had 20 years experience in supervisory work as head of the Georgia Tech Athletic Training Department. » >I SI Robert E. Morris, E E , has ^ T ^ T been elected vice presidentmarketing of the San Diego Gas & Electric Company. ' y i p r Capt. Hubert W. Keith, Jr., ^ T C J CE, has received from the Army a Commendation Medal and the Society of American Military Engineers has awarded him its Colbert Medal for recognition of his work in inventing articles for military use. They bear such odd names as GADGET, SAP and UBIQUE. ' / I R Henry F. DeCourt, E E , grad*~T D uated from the National War September-October 1969

Systemation Consultants, Inc. Houston\- New York Hardware Design Medium sized Houston growth company seeks BS/MSEE with experience in the design of communication circuits and equipment. Require experience with FSK, phase shift techniques, etc. Ground floor opportunity with starting salary to $14,000 range. Other client companies in Houston, Dallas and Austin seek EE's having experience in some of the following: data acquisition and control systems, RF or microwave, analog circuit design, I C applications, low-level amplifiers, A/D and D/A conversion, digital logic design, etc. Process Control Highly respected, profitable operating company seeks ChE or EE with computer process control/data acquisition applications experience (DDC or Supervisory) in, chemical/oil industries. This senior systems engineering opportunity offers program management responsibility as well as a cross section of applications experience. Starting salary range to $17,000. Another client company installing new 1800 contr.g>-: system seeks ChE with interest in control systems but experience not required for right man—starting salary to $13,000. Locations in Houston and Louisiana. Software Development Very aggressively expanding (internal growth plus acquisitions) Houston oil/chemical co. with large 360 system seeks strong software professional to hire and lead new DOS to OS conversion team—starting salary to $18,000 range. Several other Houston and Dallas client companies (user, hardware mfr., and consulting) seek senior software systems professionals to assume key responsibilities in developing creative software for a cross section of real-time applications including communications, process control, etc. Machine/Assembler language opportunities on both large and small operating systems with such hardware as Hewlett-Packard, SDS, DEC, IBM, CDC, Univac, SCC, special proprietaries, etc. NO FEE We are an established professional recruiting and consulting firm managed by a TECH engineer. The above positions are only a small sampling of the exceptional opportunities in engineering and in the computer hardware/software activities of systems management, systems design/programming, process control, scientific/commercial applications, etc. as well as marketing, Operations Research, and other associated activities of our client companies in various domestic and international locations—both jr. and sr. positions available. Your current employer will not be contacted without your permission. Send resume in confidence or request our resume form, and our Houston Director—J. L. Gresham, BChE, MBA—will call you at home one evening to discuss your specific objectives and interests. Post Oak Tower Houston, Texas 77027 622-1370

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Get your HELLUVA ENGINEER cap, now from the Ramblin' Reck Club Not available from any other source Designed for the Georgia Tech Ramblin' Reck Club, this authentic engineer's cap is made of strong cotton duck material and one size fits everybody. The cap is white with gold letteri n g and stripes and will be worn by the Tech cheerleaders this fall. The large sunshade makes it perfect for football. To order, send in coupon and $1.25 (includes postage and handling) per cap to Box C, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga. 30332. Attention Terry Moon. Make checks payable to the Ramblin' Reck Club.

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Faces in the News


Joe D. Preston, '47, has been elected president of the Texas District Exchange Clubs. Mr. Preston is President of Preston Exterminating Co., Inc., in Houston, and has been an Exchangeite since 1950.

College in Washington, D. C. Mr. DeCourt is a senior engineer in the Department of Defense at Ft. Meade, Maryland. » si —j Donald F. DeLong, ME, has *-\ / been named director of manufacturing-nitrogen division at Central Farmers Fertilizer Company in Chicago, Illinois. Joe D. Preston was elected president of the Texas Exchange Clubs at their annual meeting held in Arlington, Texas. Paul C. Williams, CE, has been installed as the vice president of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers.

Leland s. Covey, '48, has been named manager of sales by Canadian Kellog Co., Ltd., Toronto. The firm designs, engineers, and constructs process facilities for the petroleum, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Edwin B. Feldman, 50, has recently published Housekeeping Handbook for Institutions, Business, and Industry. Mr. Feldman is President of Service Engineering Associates of Atlanta, a maintenance consulting firm.

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time of his death he was North Georgia division plant manager for Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. Co. His widow and three sons reside at Box 352A, Route 2, McDonough, Georgia. Lt. Col. Floyd A. Peede, Jr., IE, has been decorated with the Silver Star at Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam for heroism in Southeast Asia. He was cited for gallantry at the risk of his own life as an A26 Invader pilot.

C. Raymond Faircloth, '52, is the new Director of Engineering for Hanes Corporation's Knitwear Division. For the past three years, he had served as Director of Manufacturing for Jaunty Fabric Corp., Scranton, Pa.

t s\ r - j John F. Pennington, Jr., IM, ^ T w d i e d July 30. He was assistant manager of purchasing and supplies for the Georgia Power Co. His widow resides at 325 Riverhill Dr., NW, Atlanta. Thomas J. Thomas, Jr., IM, has been appointed director of purchases of Ryder Truck Lines, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida. R. C. West has been elected executive vice president of Sverdrup & Parcel and Associates, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri.

Claybourn B. Rhinehart, '52, has been named sales manager of B. F. Goodrich Iran, S. A., Tehran. He joined Goodrich in 1951, formerly serving as merchandising director of International B. F. Goodrich Company.

Victor L. Cohen, '53, has been named Comptroller for Heery & Heery, Atlanta based architects and engineers. Mr. Cohen will be in charge of company f i nancial affairs and will serve as assistant to the president.

»p— r-\ Donald H. Barnes, IE, has - J C_ been appointed the corporate representative for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Lucius G. Bryant, Jr., EE, has received the Air Medal at Ninh Hoa, Vietnam. Jerome J. Krochmal, CerE, has been elected a member of the American Institute of Chemists. He is a research engineer in structural materials with the ceramic and graphite branch in the metals and ceramics division with the Air Force Materials Laboratory.

F, R. (Bob) Prybylowski, '53, was named Georgia's "Engineer of the Year" at the recent meeting of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. Prybylowski has been a partner in the firm of Prybylowski and Gravino, Inc., since 1959.. David I. J. Wang, '53, is now Operations Manager for the Cryogenic Products Department, Linde Division, Union Carbide Corp. Mr. Wang has been with Linde since 1953 and had been Product Manager of New Products since 1967.

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Married: George H. A. Thomas, IM, to Miss Rachel Jeannette Richardson, August 16. Mr. Thomas is employed by Refrigerated Transport Co., Inc. in Forest Park, Georgia.

' p - Q Cdr. W. F. Daniel, CE, was O O presented a Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V".

' p— p— A. P. DeRosa. IE, director of i l i l placement at Georgia Tech, died July 5 in Leningrad, Russia, while escorting a group of Tech students on a two-month YMCA exchange tour of Russia. Mr. DeRosa was president of the Southern College Placement Association and was a nationally known authority on placement of technical school graduates. His widow and five children reside at 211 Brighton Road, NE, Atlanta. ' p— p ^ George A. Cochran, CE, has t l l) been employed as executive director of the Mississippi Society of Professional Engineers in Jackson, Mississippi. R. S. Sayers, ME, has been assigned manned spacecraft center experiments manager for the space station task group at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston, Texas. » p— —j Hobson G. Coleman, BS, has I_J / been named director of campus planning and design at the University of Kentucky. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Haskins, Jr., IE, a son, Robert Paul, March 13. The family resides at 206 Wellston Drive, Warner Robins, Georgia. James P. Henry, IM, has been decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Wayne Bledsoe, IM, a daugh'58 ter, Erin Claire, April 18. The family resides at 1928 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Georgia 30720. Lee Campbell, IM, has been appointed customer service manager of Southwire's industrial sales division. Capt. Donald R. Delaney, CE, is on duty at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. He is assigned to a unit of the Pacific Air Forces as a pilot. Geoffrey B. Eaton, IM, director of industrial relations for Singer Motor division in Anderson, South Carolina, has been elected "Boss of the Year" by the Anderson Chapter of the American Business Women Association. Martin I. Farfel, IE, has been selected to study at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs during this academic year. »p— Q Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Jack •f_) t j K. Bailey, Jr., Arch, a daughter, Alice Margaret, July 9. Harry T. Thurman, Jr., IM, has The Georgia Tech Alumnus

been promoted to client service executive with the A. C. Nielsen Company in New York, the world's largest marketing research firm. Mr. Thurman will be involved in sales and service to major food and drug manufacturers. He and his family reside a t 4 Snowden Road, East Brunswick, New Jersey. Robert D. Turner, IM, director of personnel services, West Point Pepperell, Inc., is involved in the personnel marketing function of t h e company. H e has been transferred to the sales headquarters a t 111 West 40th Street, New York, New York 10018. ' o (~i Born to: Dr. & Mrs. James â&#x20AC;˘ U Lewis Bean, Jr., IM, a son, James Lewis, Jr., September 13, 1968. Dr. Bean received his M D degree in June 1969 from the Medical College of Georgia. He is completing a n internship at Macon Hospital in Macon, Georgia. William H. Douglas, IM, has joined Wyandotte Chemicals Corporation's Geismar Works as manager of personnel and industrial relations. Engaged: Robert Hall Gunn, I M , to Miss Jocelyn Louise Staton. Mr. Gunn is a lieutenant commander in the Supply Corps of the US Naval Reserve and is a bond portfolio analyst with the Trust Company of Georgia. An October wedding is planned. Born t o : Mr. & Mrs. Daniel D. Montroy, IM, a son, Daniel Christopher, July 11. Mr. Montroy is employed by Continental Can Company, Inc. in New York City. T h e family resides a t 27 Lackawana Boulevard, Gillette, New Jersey. ' r^ /I

Dr. John P. Anderson, Math, has been appointed secretary to the mechanics division of the American Society of Engineering Education. Dr. Anderson is presently associate professor of engineering at the College of General Studies, University of Alabama in Birmingham. Donald Gwines Bozeman, E E , has been promoted and transferred to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he will serve as product line manager-switching for Standard Electric, S.A., a subsidiary â&#x20AC;˘of International Telephone & Telegraph Company. Mr. Bozeman will complete the Berlitz School of Language (Portuguese) in New York prior to departing to Brazil. John James Davis, Text, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Stephen Outlaw Handley, ME, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Charles Edward Porter, ChE, received a master of business administration degree with distinction from Harvard University in June. September-October 1969

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Faces in the News Raymond W. (Buddy) Pilgrim, '59, has been appointed General Marketing and Merchandising Manager of Diversified Products Corp., Opelika, Ala. He was previously Vice President, Marketing, Oxford Mfg. Co., Toccoa, Ga.

W. Douglas Williams, '59, has been promoted to the position of Engineering Supervisor by Monsanto Company. He is now at Coleraine, Northern Ireland, where he is in charge of construction activities.

Richard B. Ammons, '60, has accepted the position of plant superintendent of the Low-Density Polyethylene Plant in the Dow Chemical Company's Korean Project. He has been with the company since 1960.

Malcolm R. Broaddus, Jr., '60, has been promoted to Materials Manager fpr the Union Machinery Division of the American Machine & Foundry Co. He will direct activities of production control and the division's purchasing function. Kenneth E. Thompson, '62, is now associated with the Atlanta office of Blair & Co., Inc., as a registered account executive. He was formerly with E. I. DuPont deNemours & Co., in Wilmington, Delaware.

Clayton A. Griffing, '63, is now assistant treasurer, finance, of Atlantic Steel Company. A member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Nu fraternities, Mr. Griffing joined the Atlanta firm in 1965 as a financial analyst.

Jerry R. Phillips, '64, has been appointed operations supervisor within the Acrilan Manufacturing Dept. of Monsanto's Decatur Plant. He had been serving as a process engineer since 1968.

Robert 0. Seitz, Jr., '69, has been appointed process assistance engineer in Polyester Manufacturing within Monsanto Company's Decatur plant. Mr. Seitz was formerly associated with Volt Technical Corporation.


Alumni-continued R. E. Simmons, Jr., cently been promoted development engineer Chemicals in Houston,

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' r~» r~j Born to: Mr. & Mrs. SchuyO C Z ler W. Clark, IE, a son, Schuyler Harold, III, December 1, 1968. William B. Whipple, Jr., IM, has been promoted to Army major during ceremonies at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, July 5. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. L. Carlton Coffey, IM, a son, Brian '63 Carlton, July 29. Mr. Coffey is assistant superintendent of the Genesco plant in Smithville, Tennessee. The family resides at 513 West Main Street, Smithville 37166. James S. Hawkins, Psy, has been assigned to SAC Headquarters at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, as chief, Classification Branch, DCS/Personnel. His home address is 508-A Chateau Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Lee House, Text, a daughter, Danielle Elizabeth, April 29. Mr. House is employed by Management Science America. Capt. Weyman R. Kierbow, IE, is on duty at Nha Trang AB, Vietnam. Capt. Kierbow, a forward air controller, is assigned to a unit of the Pacific Air Forces. Capt. Thomas E. Lewis, Jr., IM, was recently selected and served as an official escort to President Richard M. Nixon and his party during their visit at Johnston Island en route to the USS H O R N E T where Mr. Nixon welcomed the Apollo 11 astronauts back from their moon voyage. Capt. Lewis also aided in the transfer of the moon and rock samples from an aircraft on the USS H O R N E T to a giant Air Force C-141 jet transport for their flight to Houston. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. William Y. McCaslin, Jr., EE, a daughter, Heather Patricia, February 11. The family resides at 193 Bahama Boulevard, Cocoa Beach, Florida. Maj. Donald M. McKay, Jr., Text, was recently promoted and returned to the United States from Vietnam where he served with the 1st Air Car Division as a company commander and the Division Assistant G-3 Plans Officer. For his service Maj. McKay was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor with Oak Leaf Cluster. Maj. McKay is now assigned to Ft. Benning, Georgia where he is attending the Infantry Officer's Career Course.

Richard C. Meyer, IM, has been transferred by Monsanto Company from the Cincinnati sales office to corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. He has assumed the position of supervisor-marketing information project for the organic chemicals division. Charles L. Schreeder, HI, ME, has received his doctor of law degree from Emory University and is associated with the Atlanta law firm of Cofer and Beauchamp. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Duncan C. Sinclair, IE, a girl, Katherine Anne, May 1. ' O A

Hugh Mayo Mills, IE, has f joined Rich's, Inc. in an industrial engineering staff position. Mr. Mills has also resumed his work towards a MBA degree at Georgia State College. He was previously a communications officer in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Newburgh, New York, and was separated as a captain. While in the Air Force Mr. Mills was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He and his wife reside at 808 Marstevan Drive, NE, Atlanta. Capt. James L. Taylor, IM, recently took part in a successful strike mission over Vietnam. He is assigned to the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing at Cam Ranh Bay AB. James B. White. ChE, has been promoted to assistant area production supervisor. Mr. White and his family reside at 4104 Gingerwood Drive, Louisville, Kentucky. ' r~» p i 1st Lt. Michael S. Arrington, CD « J IE, has arrived for duty at Albrook AFB, Canal Zone. Lt. Arrington, a civil engineer, is assigned to a unit of the U.S. Air Force's Southern Command. Richard James Codding, E E , received a bachelor of laws degree from Harvard University in June. Daniel Lee Davis. Math, has received his PhD degree from California Institute of Technology. He is now serving a two-year term as a lieutenant with the Navy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he is teaching. Married: William V. Edwards, Jr., IE, to Miss Susan Edgar, August 1968. Mr. Edwards is employed by West Point-Pepperell in Rome, Georgia, where he is director of training. Married: Marion B. Glover, IM, to Miss Gail Savage, April 12. While in the Army Mr. Glover received a Commendation Medal for service as aidede-camp to a major general. He recently began working for the CocaCola Company in St. Louis, Missouri. Francis Stanley Godbold, IE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

William Shelander Green, IE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Army Doctor (Capt.) Harry A. Greer, Jr., Chem, is serving a oneyear medical internship at Brooke General Hospital, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. James Frederick Grondin, ME, has received a MBA degree from St. Louis University. Gaston Chesson Harris, Jr., E E , received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. David L. Hitchcock, Jr., EE, a son, David Rush, J u n e 27. The family resides at 110 Whispering Way, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328. Married: Harrold Hicks Holliman, IE, to Miss Evelyn Cornelia Brown, August 30. Mr. Holliman recently received his MBA degree from Georgia State College. Ralph Edward McMorris, EE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Prescott, CerE, a daughter, Laura Marie, February 24. Mr. Prescott is presently an engineer with the Georgia Lock-

heed Aircraft Corporation and a graduate student at Georgia State College. Born to: Dr. & Mrs. Rogers W. Redding, Chem, a son, Jeffrey Walker, March 7. Dr. Redding recently received a PhD degree in physical chemistry from Vanderbilt University and is currently serving as a postdoctoral research fellow with the atomic physics division of the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. Their address is 5514 Besley Court, Apartment T-10, Rockville, Maryland 20851. Jon William Reinhardt, ME, has received an MBA degree from Georgia State College and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. He resides at 1851 Honeysuckle Lane, Apartment 154, Atlanta 30311. Andrew Kennedy Selden, IE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Born to: Dr. & Mrs. Roger D. Speed, ME, a daughter, Kira Michelle, April 17. Dr. Speed received a PhD in the area of molecular physics from the University of California. He is presently employed by the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory as a theoretical physicist and assistant to associate director. William C. Stanley, EE, died April 1969.





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Alumni-continued Fiber Industries, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Philip Anderson Talton, AE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Howard T. Tellepsen, Jr., CE, a son, Howard Tellef, III, July 31. Mr. Tellepsen is recovering nicely from burns received from a furnace explosion while living in Mason, Michigan. He will soon join Tellepsen Construction Company. Alan E. Vestal, IE, has been transferred to Lackland AFB, where he is serving as an Officer Training School instructor. The family resides at 1302 Springvale Drive, Apartment 608, San Antonio, Texas 78227. ~7 At the request of the late Mr. J / Dennis Sanders Coker, IM, the Georgia Tech ^Foundation has received a gift of $500 from the College Life Insurance Company of America. Mr. Coker died as a lieutenant in Vietnam. Married: Horace Stafford Collinsworth, III, AE, to Miss Joanne de Sales Martin, September 13. Mr. Collinsworth is working on his master's degree in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech at the present. 42

Bruce Erbert Cook, IE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Married: Lt. John T. Corcia, CerE, to Miss Dianne Bailey, August 30. Lt. Corcia is assigned as a Tech. Operations Officer to the U. S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Engaged: Charles Richard Freedman, IE, to Miss Ova Ellen Lehman. Mr. Freedman is presently in the armed services. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. W. Harold Long, IM, a son, Gregory Quinn, June 11. Harold Bruce McEver, IE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Walter Motz, IM, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. Ens. Douglas G. Outlaw, CE, USNR, just out of the Navy's Civil Engineering Corps Officers School, from which he received top honors, has reported to the US Naval Ordnance Laboratory. He has been assigned to the public works department as project management officer. 1st Lt. John M. Pearson, ME, recently took part in a successful strike mission 12 miles southwest of Lai Khe, Vietnam. Born to: 1st Lt. & Mrs. W. T. Pebworth, IM, a daughter, Katherine Paige, February 4 in Darmstadt, Germany. Donald Ray Smith received a master's degree from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in electrical engineering. George Bickley Stevens, IE, received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in June. W. J. Blane. Jr., CE, has joined Holder Construction '68 Company in Atlanta as a project engineer. 2nd Lt. Bob E. Coffman, AE, has been awarded silver pilot wings at Moody AFB, Georgia. Lt. Coffman has been assigned at McConnell AFB, Kansas, for flying duty in a unit of the Tactical Air Command. Married: Marshall Wesley Combs to Miss Jean Alicia Greer, September 6. Mr. Combs is presently serving in the US Navy in San Diego, California. Robert E. Deloach, Jr., SanE, has joined Flood & Associates, Inc., in Jacksonville, Florida, as an associate for sanitary engineering. Ens. Daniel M. DuPree, IE, has recently graduated from the US Navy Supply Corps in Athens, Georgia. He has been assigned to the USS Yorktown (CVS-10) as a dispersing officer. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L.

Jones, IE, a daughter, Christina Elizabeth, July 28. Benjamin Franklin Reed, Arch, received a master in landscape architecture degree from Harvard University in June. Married: Seaman David F. Rogers, IM, to Miss Donna Annette White, July 2. R M S N Rogers is serving as a radioman in the Navy, stationed aboard the USS Sandoval, homeported at Norfolk. Virginia. Born to: Mr. & Mrs. Laurie David Wicks, a girl, Bobbi Renee, July 14. Mr. Wicks is employed by Beloit Corporation as a product engineer. The family resides at 1125 Emerson Avenue, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511. Fred B Daven rt 'RQ ' P° > Jr> ChE< L J O has accepted employment as

an engineer in the technical division of Humble Oil & Refining Company's Bay town Refinery in Bay town, Texas. Duane L. Duncomb. BC, has joined Holder Construction Company as a project engineer. Engaged: Dennis Craig Edmiston, IM, to Miss Edith MacLeod Guyton. Mr. Edmiston attends graduate school at Georgia State College. Married: Herbert Hampton Elder, ChE, to Miss Susan Yvonne Brewer, August 23. Donald T. Floyd. BC, has joined Holder Construction Company in Atlanta as an assistant superintendent. Married: John H. Gegan, ChE, to Miss Mary Wadleigh Wright, June 28. Mr. Gegan is employed by Universal Oil Products in Riverside, Illinois. William A. Grant. ME, has been appointed an engineer with Cummins Engine Company, Inc.'s test projects department. Married: Henry C. Hearn, III, AE, to Miss Mariel McRae, August 23. Married: William Cornelius Mims, EE, to Miss Gloria Jean Arnold, August 23. Mr. Mims is attending the University of Virginia working on his master's degree. Engaged: Ens. Arthur Louis Rogers, HI, to Miss Sharon Theresa Yandle. Ens. Rogers is stationed at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, in the flight training program. The wedding will be September 20. Married: Fred Albert Skellie, III, Psy, to Miss Karen Bond Strohecker, August. 16. Married: William Michael Teal, IM, to Miss J a n Elizabeth Sartain, August 30. Mr. Teal is employed by Fulton National Bank. » -71—« Robert J. Car dell, BC, has joined Holder Construction Company in Atlanta. Married: Christopher Gus Pappas, CE, to Miss Cynthia Elaine Otis, September 27. The Georgia Tech Alumnus

What vould you do if yoi vere 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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e are all of the regular features of a Tech H o m e c o m i n g plus a few new ones

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.

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Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Vol. 48, No. 01 1969