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RAMBLIN' About Robert B. Wallace, Jr.

Legends are not the creation of a single person, even though they may involve a single person. They are complex phenomena that require a number of accounts from various points of view. Bob Wallace was one of the many legends surrounding Georgia Tech, and as the words of one person are inadequate to describe such a man, this column is devoted to the words of some of those who knew him best—spontaneous eulogies received by this office following Bob's death on April 6, 1970.

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family—so young. Magnificent is the word if it can encompass the life of a man whose character was grounded in truth and honor; who had the rare gifts of perceiving, analyzing, and evaluating a situation; and who could use his writing skill to interpret a situation in the light of the basic fundamentals that hold a properly organized society together. His last "Ramblin' " transcended his excellent reporting of that most difficult and complicated February 1970 malcontent situation. He gave the alumni an insight into what we may expect of our new President Hansen when the chips are down. Bob's past "Ramblin's" and editing and Dress Her in White and Gold had such a high degree of understanding, accuracy and honesty that we can feel assured in his last "Ramblin' " evaluation of President Hansen. 'J?Clyde M. Wood Walnut Creek, California • O N THE CITY SIDE and in the sports

department of this and other newspapers when questions pertaining to Georgia Tech arose, somebody usually said, "Call Bob Wallace. . . he'll know."

Dr. Edwin Harrison and Dr. Arthur Hansen frequently called him themselves. It was routine for presidents of Georgia Tech to seek information about the institution from Bob Wallace. Millionaire architects, freshman halfbacks, head football coaches and Tech alumni everywhere called Bob Wallace. The man knew more about Georgia Tech than anyone this side of Chip Robert and Dean George Griffin. He wrote three books about Georgia Tech, and it was a tremendous tribute to Wallace's ability as a writer that Dress Her in White and Gold was so entertaining it developed into a "best seller." Most books reciting history and wondrous deeds of colleges even bore avid alumni. But Dress Her in White and Gold made interesting reading even for a Georgia graduate and countless other non-Tech grads. Wallace knew about many other things not even remotely related to Georgia Tech. He was the most versatile person it was my pleasure to know. He was basically one helluva guy who could spot a phony on or off the field, in or out of the classroom, on or off the stage. Wallace was a musician, a writer, information director, announcer, artist, actor, speaker, speech writer, and would-be football coach. When you visited the Wallace apartment, it was like a trip to a museum, the library, a concert, sports seminar and a tavern all bundled into one wonderful evening. In their home across from his office and Grant Field, there were the paintings of his artist wife Jane and works by their daughters, Nancy, Jinx and Marilu. There were the records on the perfect-tone stereo, and the books and conversation about books when Bob wasn't talking about his granddaughter Bridgett or sports. Thomas Wolfe was Wallace's favorite author. He had read the

thousands of words the prolific Wolfe wrote. He seemed to know as much about the late genius from Asheville, N.C., as the late editor Max Perkins did. How a man could be so informed on so many subjects always bewildered me. Wallace had read it all from Shakespeare to Norman Mailer. When James Dickey, the gifted Atlanta poet, who is now at the University of South Carolina, logged a quarter at Georgia Tech, he and Wallace became close friends. They spoke the same language. But Wallace spoke so many languages. He wrote speeches for college presidents and freshman and head football coaches. He spoke to Tech alumni on subjects ranging from the latest scientific equipment to prospects for the upcoming football team. Among sportswriters, the late Ed Danforth of the Atlanta Journal was his favorite. Wallace inherited "Yellow Jacket Confidential" from Danforth, and the Colonel would have been pleased by the publication. Ed always said Wallace would have been a sportswriter if he hadn't had too much sense. Wallace knew football, and he would on occasion make suggestions to Bobby Dodd and Bud Carson. The fact that they listened proved the man knew. Wallace was very close to Dodd, and he intended to write a biography on the famous Tech coach and athletic director. Wallace had researched his book on Dodd down the years, and he only needed the time to put it all on paper before he ran out of time. Wallace had an uncanny knack of retaining the confidence and friendship of people who barely spoke to each other. He was in the middle of some of Tech's greatest feuds, and he never catered to either side, but retained the utmost respect of all who knew him. The Georgia Tech Alumnus


/.; I t was indeed a pleasure for me to know him for some 20 years. W h e n I first met him h e was playing a bass fiddle in a nightclub trio. I didn't know then t h a t I was meeting the most versatile person it would be m y privilege to know. W e can't call Bob Wallace anymore, and Georgia T e c h can't possibly replace him. Jesse Outlar From T h e Atlanta Constitution

• B O B WALLACE h a d t h a t rare quality that all editors need. There's no paper or magazine t h a t I read in which the editor's column attracts my attention first—except what he is and believes comes thru in his writing, though you can also believe t h a t he strives to give you both sides. N o t m a n y newsmen can accomplish this feat. Bob Wallace and his magazine provided a link for me with the fast-changing institution t h a t Georgia Tech is. This last column of his is a good example of reporting on a n incident that, I a m confident, would have been blown all out of proportion by the national press, h a d they picked it up. I believe t h a t I have an honest feel for what happened. B u t that was what I h a d come to expect from Bob Wallace. M a n y Tech men belong in m y hall of fame. Bob Wallace is one. Floyd D. Richards Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

F O R T H E FOURTEEN YEARS I knew

him, Bob Wallace watched his closest and dearest friends a t Georgia Tech pass on one by one, a n d he then h a d the very difficult job of telling his readers of the personal experience of knowing these friends. I never fully realized just how well Bob did that job until now. Bob Wallace gave m e my first job when h e bought three pictures I had taken at Freshman C a m p t h e May-June 1970

week before I entered Tech. H e was the first member of the "outside world" to have enough confidence in a naive and green youngster to give him a major assignment and expect it to be done, well and on time. T h e money he paid m e for Alumnus Magazine assignments accounted for half m y tuition during those four years, a n d as frosting on that cake, h e volunteered to be m y faculty advisor on The Rambler because, as he p u t it, "no one else can put u p with you, Hodges." While he was doing all this for me, he was doing it for a t least three other guys I knew, a n d since I graduated, for another dozen or so. Everyone develops certain fond memories about their college, a n d Georgia Tech has been blessed with more than its share. I got most of mine from Bob. No one could brag longer, more loudly or more succinctly about D o d d ' s boys, or H y d e r ' s kids, or a particularly good professor, or program, or research project, than Bob. H e did it in his office; he did it a t home; he did it on road trips for the Alumni Association; b u t mostly h e did it in the pages of The Alumnus, and in his history of Tech, Dress Her in White and Gold. Bob was a m a n submerged in a world of women. J a n e , his three daughters, a n d a bevy of secretaries constantly h a d him against the wall for one reason or another. And h e loved every minute of it, regardless of how much head shaking and mumbling h e might do about how "those crazy females" were driving him out of his mind. For J a n e and the girls, he did those things of compassion t h a t come from a m a n totally committed to his family. H e loved the N e w York theater, tales of navigational feats in W W - I I bombers, tarpon fishing, a n d the St. Lucie River. H e loved his friends; to them h e was often slightly gruff, but always quick to laugh and always available for counsel. W e

understood him, or thought we did. Perhaps some of t h a t gruffness came from the sort of skin you have to grow to cover your feelings when you see friends go one by one. T h e last one was DeRosa, a n d the last time I talked to Bob, he mentioned Neil. I t was by long distance and I found him in his office a t 7:45 in the morning, the T h u r s d a y before he left. J i n x had gotten married the Saturday before, and her new husband h a d immediately gone off to the Navy and left J i n x a t home, a n d Bob was complaining about how his girls always got married a n d never left home. T h e y loved him just as much as we did. Grey Hodges New York, N. Y.

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adequate a beginning for a tribute to a m a n who loved, employed and lived language as beautifully as did Bob Wallace. Countless awards a n d honors eloquently attest to his rare comprehension and use of communicative skills. An abundance of admirers a n d friends reflect the warmth h e tried so h a r d to hide and the sensitivity a n d compassion which shone through all he did. His fierce loyalty to his institution a n d to higher education was equalled only by his intense demand on self a n d others to give of and settle for nothing less than the best. H e was an architect a n d builder as surely as if he h a d drawn plans or laid brick, and present a n d future generations, though they m a y little recall his name, will benefit greatly from his dreams a n d his labors. T h e Southeastern District of the American College Public Relations Association has been sorely grieved by the death of Bob Wallace, a friend and leader by performance a n d deed. Because he walked our (Continued on next page)


THE ROBERT B. WALLACE, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND has been established in Bob's honor. Those wishing to participate may write checks payable to The Georgia Institute of Technology and specify that the money be used for the scholarship fund.

RAMBLIN' (Continued) way we have rich memories to which we can repair a n d new standards for which we can strive. Individually and collectively, the members of this organization express our deepest sympathy to his family. Resolution of the S.E. District, ACPRA, at its annual conference New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10, 1970

• M O N D A Y NIGHT T E C H lost one of

its most devoted a n d well-liked servants. M o r e t h a n a n y other single individual, Bob Wallace epitomized the essence a n d spirit of Georgia Tech. Dedicated to the concept of a better, improved Tech, t h e affable director of Information Services quickly established a rapport with Tech students, m a n y of whom affectionately referred to h i m as "Uncle Bobby." H i s numerous articles on Tech were the only means through which m a n y outsiders learned about t h e real Tech. Wallace's absence creates a void which will never be completely filled. T h e Technique dedicates this issue to a truly outstanding person—one who will live forever in t h e hearts and minds of Techmen everywhere. W e dedicate this issue to " M r . White a n d Gold." Technique

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gentle roar of 100 Tech alumni a n d staffers b u t Bob Wallace a n d I were trying anyhow—while earing cornish hen. Or a t least Bob was. . . with P O W in h i s voice fas B a t m a n who was all t h e rage then would say.). T h e subject, naturally, was tarpon fishing or rather, tarpon fighting. Bob was telling how— during the three weeks h e a n d his family spent on the St. Lucie River every summer—he would get u p i

before dawn a n d go out b y himself to meet t h e big tarpon. H e admitted it was risky business for a m a n who had suffered a major coronary. "One of these days one of them may get me. B u t that's alright. I've gotten lots of them in m y d a y . " It was warm in t h e room b u t a chill went down m y backbone because I knew h e meant what h e said. T h i s was a m a n who lived with t h e possibility of death every day. . . a n d defied it. H e would n o t quit fighting whether it was tarpon fishing, or putting o u t a top alumni magazine, or following a n d writing and raising hell for his favorite team. If h e h a d to go . . . it would be . . . like t h e cowboys. . . with h i s boots on. And h e was telling m e because h e wanted m e to tell you. As if you didn't know. . . all of you who knew Bob Wallace. W e always thought of B o b as basically a Hemingwayesque character who h a d to experience life fully a n d to continually challenge t h e odds. T h e conversation with Bob a t t h e 1966 "Tech T o d a y " program banquet at F a n a n d Bill's wasn't really so different from m a n y Wallace remarks; it was just the most symbolic. After all, h e fought o u t words on the typewriter in the same intense fury with which h e fought t h e fish. I can see h i m now. . . intensely punching t h e keys with two fingers on each hand. Chewing on nitroglycerin tablets if h e h a d angina pains. Smoking otherwise. A n d if he stopped to think h e was likely to reach u p behind his head with his arm, h i s elbow high in the air a n d his fingers coming down on the top front of h i s bald brow to massage the thought process. (I have always thought this arm, h a n d motion most distinctive until I was watching a bass player one evening with his arm u p high on the neck of the instrument—and remembered that Bob used to play the bass in nightclub bands. T h e nightclub work was about t h e only thing Bob gave u p after his heart attack in t h e mid'50s'.)

For Bob, writing, like fishing, was an early-morning enterprise—something to be done before breakfast. H e would come in before a n y of his office staff a n d write a n hour before going over for a Coke in t h e faculty lounge. Sometimes h e would try to write during t h e day, b u t it wasn't easy because people were always calling a n d talking about university problems, publications, alumni activities. . . y o u n a m e it. H e was a particular favorite of students working on campus publications. I remember that h e was writing away one d a y when J o h n Gill, then a columnist on t h e 'Technique, came in to visit. J o h n was o n e of t h e campus' first black students, a n d a brilliant one who was also tops in chemistry a n d physics. "Oh, hi, J o h n , " said Bob, continuing to punch his typewriter. " H a v e a sit. W h a t a y a w a n t ? " Still typing. J o h n sat down b u t felt h e h a d not really got Bob's attention. " M r . Wallace," he said politely, " I want to ask you a question." "Oh? W h a t ? " Still typing. " D o you believe in lunch counter integration?" T h e typing stopped abruptly. "Course to hell I do." exclaimed t h e old Pennsylvania boy who was proud of the progress in race relations his alma mater a n d adopted city h a d made. " J u s t wanted to know," said Gill with a slight smile. And h e opened a paper bag a n d started to e a t a sandwich. A major part of Bob's time was taken following t h e Tech teams. H e didn't just go to basketball games and write about them before a n d afterwards; h e announced them to the coliseum audience. H e d i d n ' t just go to football games; h e would come in on Sunday mornings a n d dash off a "Yellow J a c k e t Confidential" report to subscribing alumni a n d friends. H e didn't just travel with t h e teams; h e thoroughly enjoyed the big weekends—even if he did have to walk around in shoes (Continued on page 21) The Georgia Tech Alumnus


Georgia Tech Alumnus VOL. 48, NO. 5

May-June, 1970

Bob Wallace built the Georgia Tech Alumnus into a national award winner, a leader among alumni magazines'. This issue of the magazine is dedicated to Bob as a parting salute to its editor of eighteen years, (cover photo by John Barfield)

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RAMBLIN' — words about Bob Wallace by his friends

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ROBERT B. WALLACE, JR. / 1921-1970

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THE SUPERLATIVE SPRING OF '70 — Tech still unblemished

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SPORTS SCENE — Spring Means Promise

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ON THE HILL — news of the school

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NEWS OF THE ALUMNI

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 Stovall, Jr., Griffin / Norman J. Walton, Mobile / Marvin Whitlock, Chicago GEORGIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC.

THE STAFF Ben L. Moon, editor / Becky Dresden, editorial assistant / Gus Dozier, advertising manager / Vicky Haynes, Class Notes

Published six times a year—Jan.-Feb. / Mar.-Apr. / May-June / July-Aug. / SeptOct. / Nov.-Dec. by the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, Georgia Institute of Technology; 225 North Avenue, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30332. Subscription price 50c per copy. Second class postage paid at Atlanta, Georgia.

Officers and Trustees: Jack J. McDonough, president / I. M. Sheffield, Jr., vice president / Robert H. Ferst, treasurer / Joe W. Guthridge, executive secretary / 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. / Jack F. Glenn / Henry W. Grady / 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. GEORGIA TECH NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD, 1969-70 L. Allen Morris, chairman, Miami / N. Richard Miller, vice-chairman, Camden / G. Nolan Bearden, Los Angeles / Marion W. Boyer, New York / Dan H. Bradley, Savannah / Chester C. Courtney, Chicago / Paul A. Duke, Atlanta / Kenneth W. Dunwody, Macon / Joe M. Haas, Dallas / Frank W. Hulse, Birmingham / Alexander T. Hunt, Jr., Ruston / Raymond A. Jones, Jr., Charlotte / C. Gale Kiplinger, Washington / Frederick H. Martin, Huntsville / Joe K. McCutchen, Rome-Dalton / William R. McLain, Nashville / Buck Mickel, Greenville-Spartanburg / William E. Moore, San Francisco / A. J. Mundy, Jr., at large / Dorroh L. Nowell, Jr., Augusta / Charles T. Oxford, Albany / Ben H. Sloane, Pittsburgh / George A. Smith, Denver / Charles A. Smithgall, Gainesville / Buck Mickel, Greenville-Spartanburg / William E. Moore, San Francisco / A. ham, Tampa / William Ashley Verlander, Jacksonville / Frank J. Whitley, Houston / J. Frank Willett, Chattanooga.


ROBERT B. WALLACE, JR./1921-1970 A man's career is perhaps the greatest gift he can grant to something he loves, and Bob Wallace loved Georgia Tech. Eighteen years of his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;almost his entire working careerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;were devoted to serving Tech through a multitude of varied activities that seemed to be magnetically drawn by his vibrant energy and creative capacity. Bob was an interesting guy. Hailing from Clearfield, Pennsylvania, where he was an active high school athlete, he first entered Tech in 1939. Like many of us, perhaps engineering was the wrong field for him in terms of aptitudes and interests because he apparently had some trouble in the technical courses. In later years he seemed to harbor rueful memories of those troubles, and perhaps that's another reason so many of us felt a kindred spirit with Bob. But Tech wasn't the wrong school for Bob; its spell and character captivated him, and he kept coming back. The first time he left was to go to war in 1942. He fell in with a wacky group that included hillbilly singers, professional comedians, actors, playwrights, and a number of other creative types. His skill in literary and musical expression flourished. Through 1945 he served as a navigator-bombardier based in England, and got his share of combat missions over Europe. In fact, he was the only survivor of his crew. He never quite got around to a return visit to England with his wife, Jane, though they were married soon after he was released from the Air Force in 1946. After the war he returned to Tech to graduate with a B.S. in industrial management in 1949,

then worked in a business capacity with the city government of Atlanta. In 1951 he was again called to serve during the Korean conflict, this time as an intelligence and public information officer. In 1952 Bob returned to Tech for good, serving as manager of alumni activities until 1955. In 1953 he assumed the editorship of the Georgia Tech Alumnus. During this time he was also playing bass with local night club bands, an activity he had started during his high school years, had continued through college to fund his education, and had maintained as one of his strongest loves. This burning of the candle was stopped by his first heart attack in 1955, and later the doctor made him stop driving his two-cycle Bentley sports car to work on the expressway with his ear at the level of the Mack truck hubcaps. But Bob didn't stop much . . . he seemed to accumulate duties and activities, at Tech and away, like an express snowball. He shuttled about the campus organizationally from the alumni office to the engineering experiment station to the head of a separate publications office for the entire campus, each time retaining some part of his former duties. He became so totally involved in so many facets of the school that he seemed to meld with it, and he probably knew more people at Tech and more about Tech than anyone on campus. Bob developed contacts throughout Atlanta, becoming especially well known among the fraternity of sports writers. The late Ed Danforth willed the Yellow Jacket Confidential to Bob in 1963, and Bob continued it until his death, a weekly hot-tip

newsletter written in the flush of excitement after each football game. Bob also edited the football programs, which won a national award in 1967. The Alumnus magazine garnered over 40 awards during his editorship. He created Tech Topics, which won the American Alumni Council award for "Newsletter of the Year" in 1967. His slate of publications swelled to somewhere between 250 and 300 yearly. He wrote articles for Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Sports Review, Alma Mater, Atlanta magazine, and others. He wrote the definitive history of Georgia Tech, Dress Her in White and Gold, then a revision, and it sold almost 12,000 copies. He wrote a book about the football team, Yellow Jackets of 1966. He was pressbox announcer for Atlanta Falcon games. He served as a counselor to four Tech presidents during some of the most critical periods of Tech's history, including the 1961 racial integration and the more recent period of nationwide student unrest. He talked to alumni clubs. He moderated opening panels of the "Tech Today" program. In 1966 he added the office of information services to his scope of activities. He wrote all the direct mail materials for alumni fund-raising drives, winning six first-place awards in the American Alumni Council competition. He served as Secretary to the Georgia Nuclear Advisory Commission, and as Secretary of the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame. He helped establish and later directed magazine workshops for the American Alumni Council, and served as Director of District III, Type C, of the A.A.C. He served The Georgia Tech Alumnus


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WALLACE (Continued) as faculty advisor to the Rambler, the student feature magazine, and served on the Board of Student Publications. He established an informal internship for student photographers, giving them responsible assignments and paying well for good work. And remember, all of this plus handling all external public relations for Tech and 250-300 publications per year. Seen all at once it seems like a mosaic of some sort, but Bob did it all. There were threads of continuity running through all of Bob's activities, though. He loved his family—his wife, Jane, his three daughters, Nancy, Jinx, and Marilu, and his granddaughter, Bridgett—and he good-naturedly groused about being surrounded by women on the job and at home. Ironically, the last full issue of the Alumnus that he edited in entirety was devoted to women at Tech. Bob loved music, both as a spectator and as a participant. He loved the theatre. He loved sports. He loved Tech. And he loved life, living it to the fullest as perhaps few people do. Following his first heart attack at the young age of 33, and through the several attacks that preceded the final one, Bob constantly lived with the prospect of death but never let that prospect stifle life itself. He was well read and well rounded to a degree that many of us could never attain. His reading included the acknowledged greats, but Bob never subscribed to a snobbery that would prevent him calling them as he saw 'em—his favorite writer, John D. McDonald, cranks out pulps at a prodigious rate. Bob's favorite McDonald quote contains the following sentence, which one would guess spoke strongly to him, perhaps even expressed something of his philosophy of life: The Only Thing in the World Worth a Damn is the Strange, Touching, Pathetic, Awesome Nobility of the Individual Human Spirit. A. May-June 1970

Bob had a lifetime interest in music, playing in night club bands until his health forced him to stop.

This rare photograph shows Bob (far left) with the late Randy Fort (third from left), editor of the Emory magazine—two leaders in southern collegiate journalism. Richard N. McArthur, the famed typographer, stands between Bob and Randy; at far right is John McKenzie, Bob's long-time design collaborator on the Alumnus.


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text by Ben L. Moon

Nothing newsworthy happened on the Georgia Tech campus during the spring of '70, a n d t h a t today is headline news. At a time when students a t other universities were mouthing outright seditious libel and were rioting a n d destroying, Tech m e n were making quiet, reasonable expressions of concern a n d becoming involved in tangible, worthwhile projects for improving the lot of actual people. While elsewhere people seemed to have lost their sense of humor, a t Tech such things as a m u d d y tug-of-war a n d the antics of George P . Burdell preserved the air of clean, collegiate fun. T h e quarter was capped by a n absolutely flawless commencement, Dr. Hansen's first ceremony as president—a dramatic contrast to college commencements elsewhere t h a t featured such things as graduates crossing the stage in B a t m a n suits. And a t a time when presidents of alumni associations elsewhere were resigning in disgust a n d blasting the students, faculty a n d administration of their alma maters, the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association's Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution commending the students a n d faculty of Georgia Tech for their "positive attitudes and actions." I t was a spring of superlatives—firsts, largests, a n d bests—unspoiled b y 10

strife. One is reminded of the line in the old poem defining manhood t h a t says something about keeping your head when all about you are losing theirs.

T E N S I O N BEGAN T O M O U N T in

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spring with the death of four K e n t S t a t e University students during riots on t h a t campus. T h e nation was holding its breath in anticipation of the reaction, and at a number of universities it came. Disorder occurred at Athens, a n d the Board of Regents, hoping to prevent further danger to life and property, authorized presidents of state colleges and universities to close their schools on F r i d a y and Saturday. At Tech a memorial service was held a t noon on Friday for the slain K e n t State students; when the hour arrived, a crowd of approximately 300 had gathered at the park on the site of the old shop building. A few persons were noted who were not Tech students, persons who were known to have shown u p a t similar gatherings held a t Georgia State University and" E m o r y University. In fact, some h a d been reported the preceding day trying to start arguments with passing Tech students about the war; they were granted only mild curiosity by the

students. As the memorial service got underway, addresses were m a d e by students a n d clergymen; a remark was m a d e about the "immoral war," and was greeted with orderly a p plause. M o s t of the speeches reflected concern with the manner in which both protesters and officials dealt with their disagreements, rather t h a n a blanket condemnation of either or a barrage of inflammatory statements. E a c h of four candles burning on the podium was snuffed out, one by one, as each of the four speakers called the n a m e of a slain student. T h e n came President Hansen's turn to talk. H e spoke of the tragedy t h a t results from a n incendiary rather t h a n a reasonable approach to dissent a n d to containment of dissent, of t h e tragedy of the young deaths. T h e n the silent prayers, and t h e playing of " T a p s . " One girl on the verge of tears, being reminded of military funerals very close to her. A scattering of perhaps ten raised, clenched white fists, the symbol of black power—and, ironically, several blacks in the crowd standing with their hands folded or a t their sides. T h e n a quiet, peaceful dispersal of the crowd. T h a t was all. T h e following S u n d a y afternoon this writer was entering t h e campus and, approaching Peters Park, found the street blocked by a throng of The Georgia Tech Alumnus


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Tech's Kent State memorial service—a contrast to the reaction at other schools.

students. Fearing an early test of his ability to deal with student unrest, h e was relieved to find sweating, mud-caked teams of Tech fraternity m e n arrayed against each other at opposite ends of a thick rope, gleefully dragging each other into a roiling pit of m u d d y ice water.

As T H E QUARTER R O L L E D O N , t h e

normal pace of life a t Tech was interrupted only by pleasant events. T e n new members were elected to t h e Athletic Hall of F a m e ; t h e T-Night game gave reason for optimism in the coming season, with outstanding performances by Perdoni a n d McAshan; Dr. H a n s e n was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by his alma mater, P u r d u e ; then came finals, a n d commencement. Though T e c h h a d May-June 1970

suffered no unrest, tension mounted as other universities saw t h e dignity of their commencements ruined by graduates crossing t h e stage without their robes, wearing armbands a n d giving t h e black power fist-in-air gesture. If a n y Tech graduates were inclined to cause problems, they would have h a d plenty of examples. Finally, t h e night before graduation, two police officers were roughed u p a n d one person was shot during t h e arrest of a suspected drug addict in t h e T e n t h Street-Peachtree "hippie" district, only a few blocks from t h e Fox theatre.

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T h e commencement speaker was Dr. M y r o n Tribus, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Science and Technology. H i s talk, " T h e Half-Truths Can M a k e U s Slaves," was geared to campus disorders a n d attempted to give some thoughtful answers to charges being m a d e by dissenting students. Dr. Tribus pointed out that "in a very real sense, over t h e next few decades, t h e American experiment faces its greatest challenge since the Civil W a r , " b u t assumed an optimistic stance. "Surely we are better off for knowing what our problems a r e a n d for wanting to solve them. . . . Viewed a s a finished product, America is a flagrant example of deceptive packaging, poor quality control, or worse. Viewed as a beginning, it is t h e (Continued on page 13) 11


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WHEREAS, the students of Georgia Tech have chosen to work constructively within the framework of reason and order to express themselves, as evidenced by their many accomplishments, and to do their part in effecting the changes which they, as knowledgeable and concerned citizens of an imperfect society, feel must be made; and WHEREAS, the administration and the faculty of Georgia Tech have manifested a sensitivity to the problems which the students face by a desire to hear the students and an eagerness to move with the times by innovating a number of new programs, by revising and updating the curriculum, and by beginning to work in several areas off the campus where the Institute can bring its talents and professional skills to bear on social problems; and WHEREAS, by their constructive attitude, perceptiveness, and balance, the students, administration and faculty of Georgia Tech have set an example which reassures us all. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association does hereby commend the students, administration, and faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology for their positive attitudes and actions, and does hereby express particular pride in our students because of their steadiness, their continued pursuit of their educational goals, and their willingness to work for a better society through creative means. <

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the President of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association has hereunto set his hand and affixed its seal this nineteenth day of May, 1970. D. Braxton Blalock, Jr.


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Dr. Myron Tribus spoke of half-truths and human progress.

(Continued) best that man has ever done. . . . I t remains, perversely enough, t h a t our salvation lies in the same powers that gave us our problems." As technically oriented people who deal with the practical aspects of systems, "we can appreciate the fact t h a t the system needs modification, needs to be redesigned in certain respects. B u t we cannot hope to cope with the problems we have already or try to build any kind of liveable society for the future without the vast political, economic, and technological a p p a r a t u s we have already constructed." H e m a d e a strong case for working through the established order to effect needed changes. "Are our atmosphere and water supplies polluted? Only in the technical capabilities of American industry and government do we find the magnitude of talents and resources necessary to clean them u p . Is the economy of the center cities depleted and distorted? Only the combined economic power of the U. S. business community and the government can possibly exert enough leverage to make progress. Are there adjustments needed in the distribution of the fruits of our rich economy? Only that economy, intact, as a whole, has the power to remedy those inequities. . . . I cannot help but believe that in this period of history, in the United States, the revolutionaries must be judged irrelevant in their own terms. T h e y seek to destroy the only a p p a r a t u s that has the power to p u t right the injustices which they, rightly in some cases a n d wrongly in others, perceive. . . . T h e involvement of the young in the political process, if it means communications between May-June 1970

generations that have done their homework, will strengthen t h e American system. . . . " T h e charge that the system is totally unresponsive does not stand scrutiny. . . . we fail to credit the system for the successes it had in the things that never happened, the unsafe drugs and products that never got to m a r k e t " and the moves to eliminate such things as cyclamates, D D T , lead in gasoline, a n d phosphates in detergents. Dr. Tribus asserted that, "if America is to survive its trial," those who desire change must achieve it b y m e a n s of "debate and persuasion—persuasion through logic and morality, not the brick a n d the stick . . . T h e tragedy a t K e n t S t a t e was preceded b y intemperate and uncompromising statements and actions by persons on both sides of the controversy. . . . Violence and namecalling are terribly inadequate substitutes for thinking, a n d thinking is man's prime survival weapon. . . . It is still true that those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. . . . Next to actual a n d rhetorical violence, perhaps the most destructive distortion is the halftruth. . . . Largely, our half-truths originate with good men who are s i r m l y unable to h a n d l e the comp l e x ly of information necessary to make judgments and decisions." In the areas where insufficient d a t a exist, "we face a grave danger—the danger that we will lurch from one extreme action to another down the road to oblivion. W e have enough demons to exorcise from our way of life without making u p some more. . . . the overstated case and the oversimplified solution are grave dangers. T h e y waste our sub-

stance a n d energy on actions t h a t at best are ineffectual and a t worst make the situation worse." T h e speaker considered the question of whether we have "built a sociology, a n economy, and a technology . . . too complex for h u m a n intelligence to handle," but reached a n optimistic conclusion. H e felt that technology will come through, t h a t computers will be able to handle the immense quantity of raw data necessary to keep u p with society's day-to-day decision-making, a n d will allow harmless testing of new ideas that could t u r n out to b e destructive instead of beneficial. Overall, Tribus voiced confidence in the. ability of the technology, the political system, a n d the young people to work through present-day problems. " T h e complacency of the fifties and the unrest of the sixties is about to give way to genuine creative action in the seventies." However, "we shall get nowhere until we all accept the humility appropriate to those who know they have a great deal yet to learn." H e concluded with a n appeal to bridge the gap between youth and "the establishment": "If we are to survive, we must have a continuity with the past. If we are to survive, we must have the new values a n d directions which youth can give us. Without t h a t synthesis, the beginning we have made will die, and with it what a president in an even more troubled time called "the last, best hope of mankind." THE

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graduate, the personal handshake with President Hansen. Tech still hands each person his diploma, in a day when graduating classes are getting larger and larger and when most universities are having graduates pick up their diploma from the registrar's office, and that only after they have shown a receipt proving they have turned in their cap and gown. The graduates marched across the stage one by one; which one would drop his robe or insult the president? Which one would give the fist in the air? Where were the armbands? Would something completely unimagined happen? One by one, 1,652 Tech graduates march across the stageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the largest graduating class in history. Not a murmur. Not a flaw. Even laughter and applause

when none other than George P. Burdell marched up to receive his master's degree. S H E ALMOST WENT UNNOTICED.

"Patricia Groves Hull, Doctor of Philosophy in Physics. Dr. Hull's thesis is entitled 'CDD Poles in Pion-Kaon Dispersion Relations'," announced Dr. Comer from the microphone at the corner of the stage. She walked briskly to the center of the stage, took her diploma, shook hands; then President Hansen placed his arm around her shoulder, walked to the podium with her, and announced with warm pride, "our first woman Ph.D.!" If a standing ovation had been proper, she would have received it. The former Patricia Groves of Doraville, Georgia, now married to Robert L. Hull and living in Nashville, had

Ocar G. Davis received Tech's highest alumni honorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. President Hansen made the presentation.

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run the entire, exhausting gauntlet— the B.S. and M.S. from Auburn, the demanding, precise research and indepth study, the detailed picking and correction by a committee of fearfully knowledgeable scientists, the final determination that she really, really knew what she was talking about. She had done what no other woman in history had done at Georgia Tech, though Tech had been admitting women since 1952. T H E GRANTING OF DEGREES FINALLY OVER, Col. Wayne W.

Bridges, U.S.A., took the podium to recognize the men who had received their commissions in the armed forces on the preceding day—another first, Tech's first joint commissioning ceremony in which 105 Army, Navy, and Air Force R.O.T.C. graduates received their bars or

The eighty-seventh commencement was Dr. Hansen's first as president of Tech, and was the first at which the resplendent presidential medal of office was worn.

Patricia Groves Hull was the first woman to receive the Ph.D. from Georgia Tech—quietly, almost without fanfare. Dr. Sherman A. Dallas presented her white-and-gold physics hood.

boards at the same time. The usual induction of the grad- uates into the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. The awarding of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award to Mr. Oscar G. Davis, class of '22, perhaps one of the finest and most dedicated men ever to receive the highest honor Georgia Tech can offer an alumnus. Then, the moment all those aware had been holding their breath for. Any disruption of the ceremony would have made it a mockery, but now it was won in full measure. Dr. Hansen called Braxton Blalock, president of the national alumni association, back to the podium for a "most unusual change in the usual procedure of our commencement ceremony." It was a beautifully written resolution that he read, and

every word was deeply meant. It was a spontaneous, unanimous gesture of gratitude by an alumni body that had seen the alumni of other universities humiliated by the actions of students and faculty; it was saying, in the proper language, of course, "thank you for being reasonable people. Thank you for your good sense. We can all still hold our heads high when we say we're Tech alurhrii. We're damn proud of you." And proud was the word. Proud because Tech men still attack problems instead of dragons. Proud because the faculty sets a good example. Proud because with so many possible sources of problems Tech is still an island of sanity in the world of academe. All in all, it was a superlative year. .•.


Sports Scene

Spring Means Promise text by Jim Schultz ot long after Georgia Tech concluded spring football practice with its annual T-Night game, athletic director Bobby Dodd announced the Yellow Jackets and Alabama were going to resume athletic relations. The two schools had broken off competition after halfback Chick Granning was injured by a Tide linebacker in the 1961 Birmingham game. Although Tech and Alabama may meet in some sports as early as next season, they won't face each other in football until possibly 1978, or even 1980, because of long-range scheduling commitments. Of more immediate concern to Dodd and coach Bud Carson is this fall's 11-game program, which includes seven Grant Field appearances and trips to Auburn, Duke, Notre Dame and Georgia. It's premature to forecast exactly

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what kind of team will line up opposite South Carolina on September 12, but spring practice and the TNight scrimmage won by the Golds, 27-7, did indicate a few trends. The Jacket defense, spearheaded by allAmerica tackle candidate Rock Perdoni and two men rich at nearly every position, will be outstanding and could be as good as any in the country. The offense, where Carson and his aides did most of their experimenting this spring, will feature a lot of new faces. One of them will be Eddie McAshan (pronounced McShan), a sophomore quarterback from Gainesville, Florida, who's cool, calm and capable. Very capable. If some offensive line problems caused by inexperience can be solved, Tech's 11game card might seem all too brief. McAshan and classmate Rob

Fullback Steve Harkey (41) put in an impressive performance.

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Healy, the running back son of 1948 Tech all-America guard Bill Healy, were instrumental in the Gold T-Night victory before a crowd of 14,124. Rob scored three touchdowns in his long evening's work and finished as the spring's top rusher. McAshan completed 11 of 23 passes (three of his misses were dropped) for 97 yards and had one interception. Healy had his 18 points before the Whites managed one. The Golds showed they meant business when Jack Moore kicked off onsides and Gary Faulkner recovered on the White 47-yard line. Nine plays later, six of them Healy runs, the Golds had their first touchdown. The big play of the drive was a 15-yard pass from McAshan to tight end Steve Foster, and a few minutes later Healy went across the goal line from four yards out. Shifty Little Brent Cunningham stirred the crowd on the following kickoff when he took the ball on the five, scooted through one hole, sprawled three defenders with one fake and sprinted down the east; sidelines until Bubba Hoats cut over and knocked him out of bounds at the Gold 15. The Gold defense stiffened, however, and Bobby Thigpen missed a field goal from the 28. McAshan's three passes for first downs kept the Gold's second march going, and Healy capped the 80yard move by lunging over from the one. Backup safety Gary Wingo recovered a White fumble on the 19-yard line and Healy soon had his third touchdown, this time from the seven. McAshan hit Chip Pallman for two extra points and the Golds led, 20-0, late in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Jack O'Neill passed eight yards to end Ron Enzweiler, his fourth completion in four attempts during the White's lone scoring drive, and Thigpen's PAT whittled the Gold advantage to 20-7 early in the fourth period. Sophomore running back Kevin McNamara's four-yard run and Moore's conversion ended the scoring at 27-7.

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Healy punched the ball over and through the White defenders 27 times for 68 yards. This gave him a spring total—for four game scrimmages plus T-Night—of 79 carries for 294 yards. Veteran Steve Harkey ground out 53 yards on just eight rushes as the Golds outran the Whites, 167-36. That low White rushing figure might be attributed to Perdoni and his defensive cohorts. The Rock hardly was blocked all night, and more than once during the spring had disrupted practice because no one could stop him from plowing into the offensive backfield. Junior Larry Studdard, moved from flanker to halfback, was McAshan's favorite T-Night receiver with four catches for 37 yards. O'Neill paced the Whites with eight of 17 passes for 66 yards, while senior Jack Williams, who keyed the Jackets' satisfying 6-0 win over Georgia last fall, hit four of 10 for 65 yards. Rookie halfback Steve Morgan's two receptions gained May-June 1970

47 yards, and tight end Steve Norris grabbed three for 26. "The T-Night game showed we're primarily a defensive team and defense will be our backbone," Carson said after the 20 spring practice drills. "The game also showed us we need more work on offense, but we're more aggressive and have more depth than at anytime since I've been here." Much of the confidence on The Flats is based on the solid defensive unit. It starts with an awesome front four, continues through the multi-talented linebacking corps and concludes with a superior, ballhawking secondary. Powerful Brad Bourne and Smylie Gebhart, another in the line of Mississippians who have helped Jacket football through the years, should start at end. Gebhart, a junior who doesn't always get a lot of publicity, does get a lot out of his 6-1, 195-pound frame and never fails to leave his mark on

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opposing ball carriers. The 235pound Bourne made a big difference this spring when he returned after missing most of 1969 with an injured knee, and now such ends as Joe Hardwick, Randy Duckworth and Bruce Rutherford will have to fight their way into starting roles. Carson labels the 236-pound Perdoni "the best in the country," and alongside him will play tackle Tim Broome. Sid Gunter and Wayne Laircey will spell this pair. The outside linebackers, Stinger and Wrecker in Tech's defensive terminology, must be versatile athletes, and juniors Stan Beavers and Dave Beavin fulfill the requirement much more than adequately. Neither of these players often get headlines, but their coaches and the opposing backs realize their value. Senior inside linebacker Bill Flowers had an outstanding spring, while either John Riggle or Buck Shiver will work (Continued on next page) 17


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(Continued) on the other side. Bob Hornbuckle is listed as a top reserve. The Jacket secondary, if possible, should be more effective than its record-snapping season of a year ago simply because of experience and more manpower at the other defensive positions that will make its job easier. Halfbacks Jeff Ford and Rick Lewis and safety Bubba Hoats may not raise the school interception mark above the 30 they helped record in 1969, but they'll certainly cause quarterbacks to think twice before throwing deep . . . that is, if Tech's front line and linebackers allow them a chance to think at all. Ford made his initial varsity campaign a memorable one by swiping nine passes for 257 yards (a national standard) and three touchdowns. He let the whole country in on something special when he raced 102 yards with an interception for a touchdown in the nationally-televised Notre Dame game. Lewis, another junior who like many of his teammates is good enough to play any one of several positions, enjoyed an improved spring. Hoats was a Wrecker last year until he earned the first-team safety call. Senior Mike Wysong will relieve all three secondary spots, and Faulkner and Jimmy Luck, a third generation Tech man, provide added depth. All in all, that's a crack defensive unit. More than half of Tech's remarkable total of 41 returning lettermen, 21 to be specific, are listed on the offensive side of the personnel charts. But this is deceptive; those 21 number only two starters and 10 sometime-starters. As Carson noted, , there's still some offensive work to 18

be done, but the consistent McAshan clarifies an otherwise up-in-the-air picture. The 6-2i/2, 178-pound former prep all-America from Gainesville, Florida completed 51.5% of his passes as a freshman (68 of 132 for 789 yards and seven touchdowns in just 4V2 games) and hit the same percentage in this spring's scrimmages. McAshan, who could be a Southern "major" school's first starting Negro quarterback, began the spring on the fourth team but steadily advanced and soon was on the first string. Now it's up to Williams, O'Neill, and Dexter Hoffman to dislodge him. Sophomores Dick Bowley and Tommy Turrentine also might join the crowded scene. Several running backs made their presence felt this spring, and their mere abundance will be a plus factor. Cunningham and Healy probably are the best bets to open as halfbacks come September 12, but Studdard had a notable spring and Alan Hennessey, a newcomer who missed the spring with an injury suffered against Georgia on Thanksgiving Day, is expected to be ready. Harkey and sophomores Tim Macy and Bruce Southall all could see fullback duty. Split end currently is a question mark. Sophomore Wes Sherrill had more above-par spring sessions than not, but for playing time may have to battle classmate Mike Oven who missed part of the spring, or veteran Percy Helmer, who missed all of it, both with bad knees. The promising Oven, 6-4V2, 207, has the size to play tight end. Herman Lam and Chip Pallman, the likely punter, may also play some at wide receiver. The two

Steves, Foster and Norris, are neck and neck at tight end. Not much is settled along the interior offensive line. Sophomores Glenn Costello and Rick Lantz are challenging old hands Allen Vezey and Richard Gardner at tackle. Costello took advantage of Vezey's injury-forced absence to have an outstanding spring. Inspirational Rick Evatt returns at guard to stabilize a host of fresh faces, led by junior Al Hutko, who lettered at tackle last season, first-year men Scott Engel and Mike Rosinski and George Novak and Meade Sutterfield. Center candidates include Andy Mayton, John Callan, and former tackle Pete Cordrey. Moore will have to hold off Thigpen to keep his place-kicking job. The spring superlative honors, annually chosen by the coaching staff at the request of one of Atlanta's newspapers, were dominated by Healy, Perdoni and McAshan. Healy, who sat out his freshman eligibility with a bad knee and was originally slated for defense, was voted the best all-around offensive player, the most powerful runner, and the best all-around runner, and was second in five other categories. Perdoni was selectd the best all-around defensive player, while McAshan was named the most promising offensive sophomore, the best passing quarterback, and the best running quarterback. Costello was chosen the biggest surprise of the spring, Studdard the best receiver, and Stinger Gary Garden the most promising defensive sophomore. There has been one addition to the staff since last season. Tom Moore, The Georgia Tech Alumnus


an energetic coach who came to Tech from Wake Forest, will work with J a c k Griffin and Chris Carpenter on offense. T h e defense again will be handled by Warner Alford, J e r r y Glanville, Lamar Leachman a n d serves as administrative assistant Billy Williamson. Dick Bestwick and head freshman coach, while J i m Luck is back as chief scout. Gone are Bill Crutchfield a n d Bill Fulcher, who moved to Florida State a n d Florida, respectively. Carson believes he now has the personnel to improve the 4-6 ledger he recorded in each of his first three

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Rob Healy (42), left half, was anotner important element in the Gold victory. "Rock" Perdoni, voted Most Valuable Player.

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seasons. "We're going to be better, we're going to be a good football team," he says. T h a t optimism is shared by Tech coaches, players and followers.

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eanwhileâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;before, during and after the J a c k e t gridders were laboring on Rose Bowl a n d Grant fields, Tech's spring sports teams were pitching, running and hitting (baseballs, golf balls and tennis balls) through their seasons. Coach Luck steered his baseball Jackets to a 17-7 record, the fewest losses Tech has had since the 1948 squad went 11-7. And the record would have been better except for six rainouts a n d two hard-to-take setbacks at the end. T h e 1970 team was one of streaks. T h e Jackets, 1-2 after three games, won seven straight, were bombed 17-6 at Clemson, rebounded to win six more games in a row, and then played about .500 ball the rest of the way. Highlights were beating Georgia in the rivals' first two of four meetings (11-6 in Athens and 4-3 in 10 innings in Atlanta) and gaining a 7-1 revenge over Clemson, the Atlantic Coast Conference runnerup. Luck couldn't be blamed too much if he's already anticipating next year. Six of his regulars a n d his most effective pitcher will be back in 1971. T h e lone graduation losses come a t catcher and a t left field. Freshman Mike Schisler, who began the season in the bullpen before working his way into the starting rotation, wound u p with a 1.72 earned run average, a 2-0 record and 42 strikeouts in 36 2 / 3 innings. H e was particularly strong against Georgia in the annual benefit game for youth baseball in Macon. I n the J a c k e t s ' two wins over the Bulldogs Schisler had m a d e tight relief appearances. This time he started, and for a while it looked as if he would need only catcher David Glover to beat Georgia again. H e struck out the first seven men he faced. H e later tired, though, and was relieved after having allowed one earned run in eight innings. Georgia scored five runs in the top of the 11th to win, 7-2. Schisler concluded his rookie year with a four-single shutout of Mercer, 3-0. Among other pitchers rejoining Schisler will be Larry Livingston (2.28 E R A , 2-1), Bob Jobson (3.07, 2-0), and Mike Sorrow, A hardthrowing sophomore who was expected to be this season's star but

injured his back in the Clemson debacle. Big winners J e r r y Owen, 5-3, and Gary Steele, 4-1, will be gone. Most valuable player Derrell Parker, a left fielder and first basem a n who led the J a c k e t s in extra base hits while batting .297, also won't return. B u t six others will, and they include first baseman-catcher D a n n y Clark, .327, slick-fielding shortstop Larry Elliott, .271, center fielder Dennis Davis, .250, third baseman and 1971 captain-elect Branrion Bonifay, .237 freshman second baseman Dick Steed, .233, and right fielder J i m Hargrave, .227. These J a c k e t s and their future teammates will be playing their trade on a revamped Rose Bowl Field. T h e diamond will be in the same location, but the concrete stands are being torn down to clear the right-of-way for the expanded roads in t h a t area of the campus. Plans now call for cinder-block dugouts and wooden bleachers to be built as a replacement.

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hen Ben Vaughan completed his eligibility a t the end of last winter's indoor track season, and later when a few key personnel were sidelined by poor grades, coach B u d d y Fowlkes wasn't exactly relishing this spring's outdoor campaign. But enough trackmen came through to preserve a successful season. K e n Nash proved an extremely valuable 220 and 440 man, consistently earning points in those events. His best time in the 440, with just a few weekends left, was 47.3. Sophomore Joel Majors showed early he has quite a future ahead of him. After setting a school two-mile record with a 9:07.3 in the wet Florida Relays, h e clocked a record 14:04.6 in the three-mile in the Dogwood Relays. At the shorter end of the scale, football halfback Cunningham, who had to split his practice between the two sports, lowered his 100-yard dash time until he was regularly sprinting 9.7 near the end of the season. Fowlkes, who developed Vaughan into one of the world's best, thinks Cunningham, a junior, is capable of cutting his time even further. S a m Etheridge's 14-6 pole vault in the Dogwood Relays was another school standard. Concentrating on Relay competition, Tech ran in just three dual meets and unfortunately lost two of them. T h e Jackets thrashed South (Continued on next page) 19


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Sports Scene (continued) Carolina, 92-53, a s N a s h garnered 12V2 points b y winning t h e 220 a n d 440 a n d running on t h e victorious 440- and mile-relay quartets. Tech's other double winners were junior Terry Muirheid in t h e high a n d triple j u m p a n d sophomore Chuck Tyler in t h e javelin and discus. Strong E a s t Tennesse State beat Tech, 84-61, even though N a s h a n d Tyler again recorded double wins. T h e n Georgia upended Tech by a similar score, 83-62, in Athens. Muirheid took the high a n d triple jumps, a n d sophomore David Whitmer set a J a c k e t record in t h e 880 with a 1:54.4 but placed third. Tech was successful in two general collegiate meets, literally running away with t h e Southeastern Collegiate title a t Mobile with IO6V2 points to second-place Mississippi's 41 and edging the Bulldogs 117y 2 112 for t h e Georgia Collegiate championship.

t one point during Tech's tennis season, it looked a s if the final record would not be one to advertise. But coach J a c k Rodgers' fortunes turned and his squad captured its final five matches to finish 9-9. T h e Jackets reached their 1970 peak with wins over highly-regarded T u l a n e and Louisiana State in a weekend invasion of Bayou Country. Individually, No. 1 Larry Turville, whose personal best came when h e dealt Miami's P a t Cramer only t h e second loss of his career, compiled a 14-7 singles and 13-6 doubles record. Steve Yellin, generally No. 2, was 12-8 in singles a n d 12-6 in doubles play. No. 3 Chris Baxter was 16-4 and 12-6, while Chuck Sloane wound u p 11-9 and 13-6. T h e s e four juniors were scheduled to compete in t h e N C A A championships J u n e 15-20 a t Salt Lake City.

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CENTER recently received a $65,302 grant from t h e Federal Water Quality Administration to support t h e training of graduate students in water resources planning and management. Twelve students, selected from several disciplines related to water pollution control and water resources management, will be financially assisted during the fiscal year beginning J u l y 1, 1970. T h i s is t h e second year t h e training program h a s received financial backing from the federal agency. T H E N A T I O N A L AERONAUTICS AND S P A C E ADMINISTRATION also

awarded Tech $45,000 in research funds, $35,000 to be administered by D r . H e n r y A. McGee, professor of chemical engineering, a n d $10,000 to be administered by D r . I. E . Perlin a n d Dr. L. J . Gallaher of t h e computer center. T h e computer center's research project is entitled "Research in Precision Numerical Integration M e t h o d s . " T H E T A U B E T A P I ENGINEERING

C U P went to Benny J o h n Dyer, a senior industrial engineering student, a t the annual Honors D a y exercises on M a y 28. T h e t o p award for a n engineering student, the Cup is given for excellence in scholastics, leadership, activities, and character, a n d for exhibited potential in engineering. Dyer also received t h e Hamilton Watch H u manities Award. T h e P h i K a p p a P h i Scholarship Cup went to Robert Mason Car gill, a senior physics major. Forty-three other students received individual awards, P h i E t a Sigma freshman honorary introduced 93 initiates, T a u Beta Pi engineering honorary introduced 131 initiates, a n d P h i K a p p a P h i national honorary introduced 124 initiates.

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Apollo 10 mission, was also among the eight receiving honorary degrees. D R . H E N R Y S. V A L K h a s b e e n a p -

pointed D e a n of t h e General College a t Tech, and will assume his post a t the beginning of t h e 1970 fall quarter. Presently chairm a n of the physics department a t the University of Nebraska, Dr. Valk, 41, will coordinate curricular developments a n d research activities for degree-granting programs in physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, geophysics, information science, and mathematics; a n d for nondegree programs in English, modern languages, social sciences, physical training, music, and R.O.T.C. Valk was appointed by President H a n s e n on the basis of recommendations from a faculty-student selection committee. A n outstanding theoretical physicist in his own right, Dr. Valk is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. H e has published extensively, a n d h a s served with t h e National Science Foundation during three different year-long periods. OUTSTANDING T E A C H E R S O F T H E

YEAR were honored a t t h e annual faculty dinner on M a y 14. Charles H. Braden of physics, Ronald W. Larson of electrical engineering, Charles L. Liotta of chemistry, and M . Carr P a y n e of psychology each received $1,000 awards provided by grants from the Union C a m p Corporation a n d t h e Standard Oil Company (Indiana) Foundation. T h e y were nominated by students, faculty a n d alumni, a n d were finally selected by a faculty-student committee on the basis of current teaching excellence, t h e teacher's success in leading students to knowledge, a n d t h e students' understanding of the subject. A N E W DIRECTOR O F P L A C E M E N T

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outh was even more of a factor for coach T o m m y Plaxico's golfers, who finished 11-8-1, t h e finest Tech record in three years, with six freshmen on t h e roster. Two of t h e freshmen led t h e team in match averages, Alan Guyton with , 74.6 a n d Chip Allen with 74.9. 20

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received an honorary doctorate from P u r d u e University, his alma mater, at P u r d u e ' s 118th commencement exercises on Sunday, J u n e 7. His was one of eight honorary degrees awarded to alumni a n d former staff members. Eugene Cernan, lunar excursion module pilot on t h e

has been selectedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;B. D . "Bill" Pickel, former supervisor of engineering placement with Ford M o t o r Company's engineering staff in Dearborn, Michigan. M r s . M a r y N. Carmichael, who served a s acting director following the death of A. P . " N e i l " DeRosa in J u l y 1969, was named associate director. While The Georgia Tech Alumnus


serving as college recruiting administrator with Ford's engineering staff, Pickel planned and directed a college recruiting program that resulted in the employment of over 300 new engineering graduates during 1968-69. He has also held positions with the Magnavox Company and with the Olin Corporation, giving him professional personnel experience in three industry groups—electronics, chemicals, and automotive—and in in three functional areas—research, engineering, and manufacturing. Pickel graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in personnel management. DR. JAMES L. TAYLOR, director of

the School of Textile Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists. DR. HERMAN KROOSS, a noted authority on monetary history and legislation, was the Mills B. Lane lecturer at Tech on April 23. Speaking before the honor seminar class of industrial management, he discussed the historical setting of capital funds flow and contemporary developments. T H E PRESIDENT O F ABC

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Elmer W. Lower, spoke on April 30 on the problems confronting broadcast news coverage. With more than 37 years in the field of journalism, Lower has held key posts with the three television networks and a variety of other communications media. T H E NATIONWIDE ENVIRONMENTAL TEACH-IN was observed at Georgia

Tech from April 22 through April 24, an effort by more than a thousand colleges and universities to stimulate interest in the quality of the environment. The teach-in opened on "Earth Day" with a lecture by Robert A. Hatcher, M.D., of the Emory University Planning Department, which was entitled "Population Growth and Environmental Degradation." The following day the Georgia Conservancy provided a display and offered information on ecology, and that evening R. S. "Rock" Howard, executive secretary of the Georgia Water Quality Control Board, spoke on campus. On the final day, a fivemember panel discussed "The Environment." Panel members May-June 1970

were: Dr. A. W. Hoadley of civil engineering; Dr. C. E. Kindsvater, Director of the Environmental Resources Center; Dr. B. H. Kornegay of civil engineering; Dr. M. J. Matteson of chemical engineering; and Russ Richardson, Director, Southeastern Region, Planned Parenthood World Population.

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with thick rubber soles on Monday mornings to keep from jangling his own nerves after such an event. Bob was an excellent writer-— particularly when writing about things he loved such as Georgia Tech and its teams. Next to his book, Dress Her in White and Gold, his pride was The Georgia Tech Alumnus, which won him so many awards he eventually had to devote the walls of a whole room to displaying them. He had a real talent for editing, which many writers, including myself, deeply appreciated. Furthermore, he edited design about as well as he edited words. Bob was determined to produce handsome publications representing Georgia Tech, and because he was so knowledgeable in the fields of typography, printing, and design, he was almost always able to produce a superior product for less cost. Finally. . . he was appreciative of the talents of his wife Jane (a fine painter) and of his three pretty daughters. He laughed about never having a chance in a household with four women, a female Siamese cat and, for many years, a lady Dachshund named "Tilly"—but he loved it. And it was at home. . . not on the St. Lucie River fighting tarpon. . . that he died, quietly, the evening of Monday, April 6, 1970. Marian Van Landingham Washington, D.C.

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• BOB WALLACE and Georgia Tech publications, one an extension of the other, have separated after a walk on the high road of journalism. Bob leaves his mark—both on the printed page and in the living memory of those who journeyed with him. Measure a man by love of work and love of family. Bob loved the work of presenting Georgia Tech to the public. He was ubiquitous, warmly literate, and articulate, and, for a while, he seemed indefatigable. I can think of no one who gloried more in his daily work. For Bob Wallace, the institution called Georgia Tech was a cause and a reason for living. Bob's love of family is legend. Surrounded by artistic and creative women, a charming wife and three interesting daughters, Bob held forth as a sultan in a sorority house— bemused, bewildered, but loving every minute of it. Students held a special place in his heart. No generation gap existed—he met them on their own terms. Bob was never too busy to help solve some publication problem that vexed one of "his boys". In printers' terms, the rules are turned for Bob Wallace. It happened too soon, friend. John Stuart McKenzie Atlanta, Georgia

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Oscar G. Davis OSCAR G. D A V I S was p r e s e n t e d t h e

Alumni Distinguished Service Award during Tech's 87th annual commencement. A s Georgia Tech does not grant honorary degrees, t h e Award is t h e highest honor a n alumnus can receiver from Tech. President A r t h u r G. H a n s e n commented that "not only has Davis served and loved Georgia Tech, but h e has done it with such a degree of kindness and affection t h a t h e stands o u t in m y mind as one of the best friends Georgia Tech h a s . " A 1922 honor graduate in mechanical engineering, Davis served as trustee and president of t h e Georgia Tech National Alumni Association a n d as trustee a n d president of t h e Georgia Tech Foundation. H e was chairman of t h e Executive Committee of the J o i n t Tech-Georgia Development F u n d and a member of the Athletic Board. H e is a member of the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of F a m e a n d t h e Georgia T e c h All-era Football T e a m under Coach W. A. Alexander. Currently a n investment counselor, Davis has served as vice-president of the Fulton National Bank a n d as vice-President of t h e Coca-Cola Company of Boston. H e was also a n executive of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. 22

met a t Stone M o u n t a i n on J u n e 2 and 3 to m a p out plans for t h e coming year. Present were D . Braxton Blalock, Jr., outgoing president; J a m e s B . Ramage, president-elect; J. F r a n k Stovall, Jr., vice-presidentelect; J a m e s P . Poole, vicepresident-elect; T h o m a s V. Patton, treasurer-elect; Gus Dozier, assistant executive secretary handling t h e roll call; Robert H . Rice, assistant executive secretary handling alumni clubs; W. Roane Beard, executive secretary; Ben L. Moon, editor, t h e Georgia Tech Alumnus; T h o m a s H . Hall, I I I , director of resources a n d development; a n d Joseph W. Guthridge, vice-president for development. An analysis of the 23rd Roll Call revealed that, to date, t h e drive was a little more t h a n 500 contributors behind last year's drive b u t that t h e average gift h a d risen to $40.63. P l a n s were m a d e for t h e 24th Annual Roll Call campaign. Advertising rates for t h e Alumnus were discussed, and Bob Rice gave a report on alumni club activities throughout the country. T h e Student Athletic Complex (SAC-70), Club Officers Weekend, Alumni Association computer facilities, t h e Presidential Scholar Program, t h e Committee of Twenty, t h e National Advisory Board, a n d committee assignments were also items discussed. i i i A T E C H M A N I S BEING H E L D POW,

according to a letter from his wife. Render Crayton, a 1954 textile engineering graduate, has been held prisoner in North Vietnam since F e b r u a r y 7, 1966. M r s . Crayton states that information from H a n o i news releases a n d returned prisoners indicates that American prisoners of war a r e n o t receiving proper treatment in accord with t h e Geneva Convention. She asks that letters be written to officials of N o r t h

Vietnam demanding that our men receive h u m a n e treatment, t h a t a list of those held be released, a n d that other requirements of t h e Geneva Convention be observed. " S o far this campaign has m a d e small strides where some government efforts have failed," she reports. " W e all feel if more public pressure is brought to bear, perhaps greater strides can be m a d e . " T h e letters should not b e abusive, a n d should b e addressed t o : T h e President Democratic Republic of Vietnam Hanoi, North Vietnam (Airmail postage 25$) and t o : Minister X u a n T h u y Delegation of t h e Democratic Republic of Vietnam Paris Peace T a l k s Paris, France (Airmail postage 20$)

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ladies night meeting of the Houston Georgia Tech Alumni Club was held on Friday May 8, 1970 at the Houston Racquet Club. Approximately 110 enthusiastic alumni and friends were present to hear a talk by Dr. Vernon Crawford, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech. Dr. Crawford was introduced by Charles P. Moreton, President of the Houston Club. Other visitors were Mr. D. Braxton Blalock, Jr., President of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, and Robert H. Rice, Coordinator of Alunrni Affairs of the National Alumni Association. Mr. and Mrs. Mutina were also on hand to see their son, David, declared the winner of the Blake R. Van Leer Scholarship to Georgia Tech. Runners-up for this scholarship were Ronald C. Cromwell and George D. Hardy. Club officers for the 1970-71 year were also installed at this meeting. The new The Georgia Tech Alumnus


l-.i officers are Leland C. Murphree, Jr., President; Joe D. Preston, Vice President; Sam M. Whitehill, Jr., Secretary; and E. Marshall Weaver, Jr., Treasurer. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE •— The

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meeting of the Georgia Tech Club was held Friday night May 22, 1970 at the Memphis Country Club. Approximately 90 alumni and friends were present to hear Dr. Arthur G. Hansen, President of Georgia Tech, discuss the existing campus situation at Tech and the probable causes and effects of student activity at Tech and other college campuses. Dr. Hansen was introduced by Mr. Phillip Baum, Vice President of the Memphis Club. Other officers of the Memphis club are Donald H. McCamy, President; Robert L. Strong, Roll Call Chairman; and Chuck Graning, Secretary-Treasurer. BIRMINGHAM. ALABAMA —

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spring meeting of the Birmingham Georgia Tech Club was held Tuesday night, May 12, 1970 at the Green Valley Country Club. There were 120 present to hear Tech President Arthur G. Hansen, who spoke of the quality and the leadership present in the Georgia Tech student body. His talk was received with a standing ovation, after which he answered some specific questions about curriculum and other academic matters. President Hansen was introduced by Roane Beard, Executive Secretary of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. The planned bus trip to Auburn in the fall was discussed, a possible late summer outing was proposed, and Larry Dillard gave an excellent report on Birmingham scholarship winners. The 1970 winner is Steve McDowell of Bessemer High School. Robert L. Williams, '56, was appointed chairman of a nominating committee to select a slate of officers for the next year. Officers of the Birmingham Club are: Rudy Hanenstein, '57, President; George Jackins, Jr., '58, First Vice President; Larry S. Dillard, '60, Second Vice President; G. W. (Buddy) Wells, '64, Secretary; and Henry C. Holliday, Jr., '60, Treasurer. May-June 1970

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Attention! Football Fans If you have not already ordered tickets to the Tech-Georgia game, to be played in Athens on Saturday, November 28, 1970, you may order two (2) only. Tickets are still available on a first-come, first-served basis as long as they last. This offer is restricted to alumni, and active alumni orders will be filled first. The tickets are $7.00 each. Send your check payable to the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, 190 Third Street, N. W., Atlanta, Georgia 30332. Season tickets at $49.00 each for seven (7) home games are also still available.

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Joel W. Thompson, '42, has been named general manager of national sales for The Babcock & Wilcox Company's power generation division. Prior to this assignment. Thompson was based in Atlanta as southeast regional sales manager. He is a member of ASME.

John V. Miner, '46, has been promoted to executive vice president of the Taulman Company, Atlanta based manufacturers and manufacturers agents in the water, wastewater, and power plant equipment field. He will also continue his responsibilities as head of sales.

Noel C. Turner, '47 has been elected president of Adair Realty and Loan Company, one of Atlanta's oldest and largest firms active in all areas of sales, leases and loans, as well as development. He previously served for seven years as executive vice president.

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former president and chairman of Ford, Bacon & Davis, Incorporated, New York-based firm of consulting engineers, died at the age of 88 on April 17, 1970 in a Norwalk (Connecticut) hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Towers lives at Old Hill Road, Westport. ' ( ~ \ ~ 7 Albert van Amerongan Polak, U / ME, died on March 19, 1970. Until his retirement several years ago, Mr. Polak headed his own company, Driveway Construction, Inc. A. L. Loeb, ME, was honored on his 80th birthday, March 11, 1970 by his relatives, who started the "Al Loeb Emergency Loan Fund" at Georgia Tech. Mr. Loeb resides at 2820 Normandy Drive, Atlanta.

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Eugene R. (Pete) Clark, Jr., '49, was elected mayor of Albany, Georgia on April 6, 1970.

Charles Kenneth Cross, '50, Atlanta construction executive and a 16-year veteran in banking, was named president and chief administrative officer of the $564 million South Carolina National Bank. He was formerly vice president of Holder Construction Company.

H. Lyle Jones, '50, formerly'senior vice president of manufacturing for E. T. Barwick Industries, Inc., has been named president of Majestic Carpet Mills, a subsidiary of Jim Walters Corporation. He is responsibile for all manufacturing operations of the Georgia firm.

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Edmund M. Eastman, CE, died March 14, 1970. Mr. Eastman was retired last June as vice-president of Beers Construction Company. Mrs. Eastman resides at 15 Northwood Avenue, NE, Atlanta. James L. (Papa) Hall, TE, died March 15, 1970 on board ship while on a cruise to South America. He retired from Chicopee Mills some years ago. He is survived by a sister, Miss Mamie Hall of Tucker, Georgia. Sidney P. Rosser died April 10, 1970 of a heart attack. Mr. Rosser retired from Western Electric about six years ago. Mrs. Rosser resides at 3039 Dawson Street, Sarasota, Florida 35580. F ' Q Q George - Hoffmann, EE, d d resident of Dixie Engraving Company, was awarded the American Advertising Federation silver medal award of the Advertising Club of Savannah. Walter K. Holt retired December 31, 1969 as officer engineer, Georgia State Highway Department, Thomaston, Georgia. John S. Schofield, Jr., ME, died March 10, 1970. Mr. Schofield resided at 2632 Stanislaus Circle, Macon, Georgia.

d O (USA-ret.) of 2541 Wood Valley Drive in East Point, Georgia, died April 27, 1970. Barker entered the army in 1941 and served 24 years before retiring. » Q / ] T.M. Sewell of Charlotte, d ^ " North Carolina, died April 5, 1970 of a heart attack. O d c- Ralph Ewing, TE, retired d - J from Dixie Yarns, Inc. on March 12, 1970. Mr. Ewing was re-elected a director of Dixie and a member of the executive committee, and will assist the company on a consulting basis. Mr. Ewing had been associated with Dixie since 1952 first as executive president and since January 1, 1964, as president. Dr. Harold M. Spurlin. ChE, retired as technical assistant to the director of the Hercules, Incorporated Research Center on May 1 after a distinguished research career of forty-two years with the company. ' r^\ O C. Preston East, director of the d D maintenance and operations department of the public school system, retired on February 1, 1970. Mr. East has been with the public school system for forty-two years. Hal Lafayette Smith, Com, has been named a Time magazine quality dealer award winner for 1970. Mr. Smith, president of John Smith Company, is one of only 50 dealers in the entire nation selected for the Time magazine honor. » Q —7 J. Edward Dean. TE, director d / of the DuPont Company's Advertising Department, retired at the end of February when he reached the company mandatory retirement age. ' I"") O Edgar J. Crowley, former sales representative with Texaco, Inc., in Birmingham, Alabama, died on April 14, 1970. Mr. Crowley was captain of the 1927 Tech football team. Mrs. Crowley is at the LaRocca Nursing Home, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ' f ^ f~l Burton Cloud. Com, formerly d C3 vice president of marketing for Auto-Soler and Auto-Nailer Companies, Atlanta, Georgia, is now teachercoordinator of cooperative education in the Manpower Skills Training Center of the Atlanta Public School. Clearance H. Evans, ChE, retired senior consultant for DuPont The Georgia Tech Alumnus


Company's engineering department and Engineer of the Year in 1966, died on March 5, 1970 after a long illness. Malvin T. Hill of Dallas, Texas died on October 14, 1969. John C. Kear. general traffic personnel supervisor, Traffic Department, Jacksonville, Florida, died on December 28, 1969. » r^ r—\ H. Griffith Edwards, Arch, has V J U been elevated to Honorary Membership in the Construction Specifications Institute. This is the highest honor bestowed by the Institute, and has only been conferred on 13 people in the 22 year history of CSI. Mr. Edwards was senior partner in the firm of Edwards and Portman until his retirement on December 31, 1968, but he is still working as a consultant with the firm now entitled John Portman and Associates, Architects and Engineers. 'O/l Jim O. Brooke, Cer, of VJ | Bettendorf, Iowa, died in February 1970. Major Knight (Lt. Col.) (ret.), ME, retired from the Air Force in 1965. He is now owner of Major Knight BP Service at 1462 Scott Blvd., Decatur, Georgia. B. Bee Lewis, CE, assistant director of the Construction Division of DuPont's Engineering Department, retired at the end of April following more than thirty-five years with the company. 1r^ (—\ Thomas A. Marshall, AE, of \~J C_ Radnor. Pennsylvania, died recently. Paul M. McLarty, TE, has been promoted to director of marketing publications of New York Life Insurance Company. » f—) c~\ Jack Adair, Com, has been i 1J elected chairman of the board of Adair Realty and Loan Company, Atlanta, Georgia, effective February 18. Harold W. Gegenheimer, ME, president, Baldwin-Gegenheimer Corp., has been elected to the board of trustees of the National Scholarship Trust Fund, an affiliate of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. " r"»j y\ Roy T. Fricks of Acousti J t + Engineering in Atlanta has been named a vice president of the American Subcontractors Association, a trade association of building subcontractors. May-June 1970

J. A. Johnston, Jr. retired owner of the Toddy Bear Grill restaurants, died on April 13, 1970. I f--« i- L. Allen Morris, BS, spoke at l j ( 3 Third Annual Executive Seminar sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ International which was held February 11-14, 1970. Mr. Morris is past president of the Orange Bowl and president of The Allen Morris Company of Florida. »f^ Q Raymond G. Davis, ChE, was O J promoted to the three-star rank of lieutenant general. General Davis is currently serving as Deputy of Education at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia. Charles A. Mayhew of Savannah, Georgia died on March 20, 1970. William A. Miller. CE, public works officer at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, has been named director of maintenance and operations at Georgetown University. Mr. Miller will retire as a captain from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps after twenty-eight years of service. I n n Harold W. Adams, EE, has i * l ' " j been named manager of the newly created product engineering and technical services department of Reynolds Metals Company's Electrical division. Claude Daughtry, ME, former resident of Atlanta, has been appointed to the board of directors of AC Transit, publicly owned bus transportation network on the east side of San Francisco Bay. ' A '~~\ John W' Cherry, B S ' n a s n a d J two separate school building designs selected by the American Association of School Administrators for the 1970 Exhibition of School Architecture at Atlantic City, New Jersey. ' A 1

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Cohen B. Byrd, EE, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was killed in a plane crash on March 10, 1970. R. C. Cheek, EE, has been appointed president of the Westinghouse TeleComputer Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Leonard Horner, Jr., EE, died on April 14, 1970. Mr. Horner was with Walker Electric Company as an electrical engineer.

Ben Lowry, EE, production manager of The Dow Chemical Company's Louisiana Division Chlorine-Caustic facilities, has accepted a temporary assignment with the Pe'tro-Dow project in Dow's Latin American area. In his new assignment Mr'. Lowry will be stationed in Talcahuano, Chile, the port city df Conception. Anderson Q. Smith, CE, recently retired from the Army in the grade of Colonel after twenty-nine years of service. At the time of his retirement he was commanding officer of the USA Computer Systems Support and Evaluation Command. At his retirement Col. Smith was awarded the Legion of Merit for his outstanding service to the Army. He has accepted the position of director, Administrative Data Systems Department, on the University of Alabama staff under the office of the vice president for institutional analysis.

I y% (—\ L. P. Greer, Jr., EE, vice t-j. ^ president of Coats & Clark, Inc. of Toccoa, Georgia, was elected president of the Atlanta-based Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association in Boca Raton, Florida on April 17, 1970.

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Homer M. Lloyd, Jr., '50, has been appointed vice president in charge of estimating, scheduling (construction) and cost analysis departments for the Birmingham office of The Rust Company, a division of Litton Industries.

Charles A. Allen, '54, former manufacturing superintendent with the Precision Products and Parts Division, General Time Corporation, Gadsden, Alabama plant has been appointed plant manager of the York, Pennsylvania plant. He joined the firm in 1959 as industrial engineer.

John P. Bigger, '58, has been named director of administration and treasurer of Delta Computer Systems, an Atlanta-based computer software firm. He is a veteran of more than nine years in general systems and data processing work in various positions.

Gary R. Sternberg, '61, has been promoted to director of management information for The Macke Company in Cheverly, Maryland. His responsibilities will include complete technical and creative assistance in the entire spectrum of the firm's data processing systems.

Perrin R. Love, '62, has been appointed director of industrial relations of the Hard Company of Buffalo, New York. Hard Company is a division of the Sybron Corporation, Rochester, New York, and manufactures hospital and nursing home patient-room furniture.

P. R. Easterlin, Jr., '63, has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate planning and development by Associated Distributors of Atlanta, which provides management services to the West Building Material stores. He also holds a MBA from Georgia State University.

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J y i r~\ N. Barnard Murphy, partner ^ + O of Goodbody & Company, has been named southeast divisional director of the company. He has responsibility for twenty-eight offices in eight southern states. Peter J. Van Norde, AE, flew his private plane, a Piper Cherokee, in record time between Washington, D.C. and Portland, Maine. ' y i y l William S. Johnson, Sr., Chem, ^-T^-r a v i c e president of Eberline Instrument Corporation of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been promoted to the position of manager, Nuclear Operations. Eberline Nuclear Operations include design, manufacture and sales of proprietary scientific instruments through the Instrument Division, located in Santa Fe. R. W. Phillips, Lynchburg technical service representative for Oakite Products, Inc. is a winner of the company's VIP Award for 1969. » y i r— Philip F. Adams, ChE, will ^ - r O serve as coordinator of Environmental Services—Air of International Paper Company's Southern Kraft Division. » y i e^ Gilbert Bachmann, ME, ^Tl_*) president of Dittler Brothers, Inc. Atlanta, has been elected to the board of directors of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Bachmann was elected to a fouryear term on the board during the Foundation's annual meeting in Pittsburgh. Jimmy Carter formally announced on April 3 that he would run for Governor of Georgia. Mr. Carter will plunge immediately into a vigorous personal campaign throughout all of Georgia. Captain Robert C. Engram, CE, former commanding officer of the Gulfport Seabee Center, retired from the Navy on February 27, 1970. For outstanding services Capt. Engram was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Joint Services Commendation Medal. Sam F. Woodley, formerly of Decatur Georgia, died on March 1, 1970. J. D. Plaxco, EE, has been named the manager of the '47 electrical design department of Southern Services, Inc. J y i Q Bob Dart Brown, IE, has ^ T E 3 recently opened a consulting

business—Management Consultant, Box 1059, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522. J. D. Simmons, IM, has been appointed operations manager in Humble Oil & Refining Company's South Texas Production Division. John M. Wolfe, Jr., IE, was promoted to captain, USAF. He is serving as a management engineer with the 4500th Support Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia. ' y i Q Lt. Col. Henry W. Compton, ^"TCD IM, has assumed command of the 553rd Reconnaissance Squadron at Korat Royal Thai AFB. Thailand. Cecil S. Flenniken. ME, was appointed vice president of manufacturing for Canadian International Paper Company. William A. Little, IE, of Aurora, Illinois, died on December 26, 1969. C. J. O'Rear, CE, has been promoted to a newly created job of assistant general manager of engineering, purchasing and services of Cities Service Oil Company. ' p r r~| Thomas W. Berry, Jr., ChE, l_J U was killed in an automobile accident on November 6, 1969. Mr. Berry was employed with Hooker Chemical Corporation. W. D. Burch, IM, was recently elected to the presidency of the Alabama Chapter of the Producer's Council. Mr. Burch operates the Bill Burch Building Sales Company, Inc.. which is engaged in the construction industry as a manufacturer's agent. Jim Creech, IE, is vice president and manager of Martin Sprocket and Gear Inc. Larry Craig Dean. BS, a member of the architectural firm of Toombs, Amisano and Wells, is one of twelve individuals from the construction industry to be advanced to the rank of Fellow in The Construction Specifications Institute. Dakin Ferris will be head of the entire sales area for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. when he moves to New York City in the near future. Colonel Quentin J. Goss, AE, retired after twenty-seven years of military service. He was presented the Legion of Merit for distinguished performance during his last assignment at Los Angeles Air Force Station, California. Col. Goss has among his decorations the Distinguished Flying Cross and eight awards of the Air Medal for heroic, sustained superior airmanship. The Georgia Tech Alumnus


Professor J. C. Hubbard, Jr., MS, a twenty-three-year Clemson faculty member has been promoted from associate professor of textiles to a full professorship. He will be in charge of undergraduate textile education and will serve as advisor to all undergraduate textile science students. Major Charles J. Hullinger, IM, is a member of a unit that has earned the USAF Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device for valor. The 1878th Communications Squadron at Pleiku AB, Vietnam, was cited for meritorious service for furnishing direct communications and air traffic control support to U.S. and Vietnamese units during air strikes against enemy forces. Major Hullinger is squadron commander of the 1878th. Donald J. Knapp, CE, has been named director of marketing for the KDI Technical Products Group. Donald Cameron Lacy, IE, has been appointed district sales manager for Brenco, Inc. of Petersburg for the railroad division. Victor A. Neubaum, Sr., IE, was honored on April 7 for a co-authored technical paper at the annual meeting of the Ironmaking Committee held in Detroit, Michigan. The award-winning paper was entitled "The Effect of Coke Plant Operating Variables on the Quality of Metallurgical Coke." John C. Portman, Jr., has been elected president of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. Thomas M. Sauls, IE, former sheet planning and scheduling manager for the Reynolds Metals Company Alloys Sheet and Plate Plant near Sheffield, Alabama, has been promoted to plant production control manager for the Reynolds McCook Plant. Donald B. Wilkins, ChE, is associated with Parsons & Wittemore as sales manager of St. Anne-Nackawic Pulp & Paper Company, with offices at 200 Park Avenue, New York City. Mr. Wilkins was formerly with Containerboard Division, International Paper Company. He resides at 50 Country Club Drive, Manhasset, New York. !r-/|

M. Warren Bolton. IM, was elected secretary of Provident Indemnity Life Insurance Company, Morristown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Bolton was vice president and group secretary. H. M. Cleare. Phys, of Eastman Kodak Company, has been presented with the Apollo Achievement Award for his part in the success of the manned lunar landing of Apollo 11.

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James E. Mitchell, TE, died on November 25, 1969. Mr. Mitchell was assistant vice president of Avondale Mills. Mrs. Mitchell and family reside at 21 Huntington Drive, Sylacauga, Alabama. Robert Van Houten died on December 23, 1969. Mr. Van Houten and his family were living in Brussels, Belgium where he was director of Data Processing, Goodyear-Europe. R. Frank Sailors, ME, is employed with the Farr Company as area manager, International Sales in El Segundo, California. He was previously with Alco Products, Inc. Phillip K. Turner, Text, of Gaffney, South Carolina, died on January 23, 1970. —\ Ben W. Martin, ChE, board chairman of ASM Enterprises, Inc., announced that the corporate office of his transportation company will be moved from Springfield, Missouri to Pine Bluff, Arkansas on May 1. Mr. Martin, formerly chief executive officer of Bulk Terminals Company, Chicago, Illinois, has also formed a new firm, Martin Terminals Co., which will be headquartered in Pine Bluff. Wiley E. Williams, EE, has been appointed to the position of director of LM Operations at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Kennedy Space Center. Mr. Williams will be in overall charge of all the test and checkout operations of the Lunar Module for Grumman. John J. Anderson, Jr., TE, with the J. C. Penney Company, has been named manager of soft goods testing. Mr. Anderson formerly was textile products engineer in the testing center. John R. Maddox, IM, is a partner in the firm, John R. Maddox & Associates, Inc., a new Atlanta real estate brokerage, consulting and development firm. Mr. Maddox was previously vice president of the Dickey-Mangham Company. Richard S. My rick, CE, president of the Myrick Company, Atlanta real estate brokers, has been elected president of the State Young Men's Christian Association of Georgia. Glenn Summerlin, has recently been elected treasurer of the Atlanta Chapter, American Marketing Association. He has also been elected to the board of directors of the Atlanta Humane Society and to the board of directors of Sales & Marketing Executives, Atlanta, Inc., for his second term.

Dean E. Troxell, II, IM, has acquired ownership of a summer resort, Taylor's Motor Court, in East Sandwich, Massachusetts, Cape Cod. During the winter months Mr. Troxell is a consultant in data processing. J r— ^ Major Graham D. Monroe, Jr., J O CerE, has been decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for aerial achievement in Vietnam. »r— —-> James L. Altman, IE, has been J / named an associate of Management Science America, Inc. Mr. Altman was recently transferred from the firm's Consulting Division to the Software Division, which he will manage. Joseph Hardwick Butler, CE, received the Silver Beaver Award from the Central Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Butler has been a scoutmaster for almost ten years. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Charak, ME, a son, Jonathan Michael, on November 18, 1969. Emory Lane, IM, is working as a key member, officer, and vice president of marketing for Fabri-Tek MicroSystems, Inc. William F. Leslie, IE, director of registration and records at Georgia Tech, has been appointed registrar at Emory University. Dr. Ralph W. Pike, ChE, associate professor of chemical engineering at Louisiana State University is conducting research on improving the heat shield used in the Apollo space vehicles. James H. Stovall, SanE, will be manager of Environmental Services Department of International Paper Company's Southern Kraft Division. Houston L. Welch, Jr., EE, of Gulfport, has been named assistant to the president of the Atlanta-based Southern Company. In his new position, Welch will be employed by Southern Services, Inc., a subsidiary that provides engineering and management services to the electric utility system. » r— Q Charles W. Crouse, IM, has J j Q been appointed manager of sales promotion for the newly-formed North American Division of The Singer Company. W. Richard Hauenstein, IE., Chartered Life Underwriter of Atlanta, is the initial winner of the Volume Leader Award of the Atlanta general agency of National Life Insurance Company of Vermont. 27


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t pâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; r-"j Jackson L. Amason, ME, was ( j y named vice president in charge of engineering for Davis Mechanical Contractors. Mr. Amason and his family reside at 20 Bridgewater Drive, Greenville, South Carolina. Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. Park Ellis. IM, a son, Robert Park, Jr., on February 19. The family resides at 2805 Mornington Drive, N.W., Atlanta 38027. Born to Mr. and Mrs. William S. Harris. IM, on November 8, a son, David Edward. Mr. Harris has recently been promoted to the position of vice president for the Bank of Commerce. David R. Jones, IM, has been promoted to manager of the Hall County Office of Georgia Natural Gas Company. Mr. Jones will be responsible for all company operations relating to construction, distribution of natural gas, and sales for the company in Hall County and in Dahlonega. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Laird, BS, a son, Erik Clifton. Rev. Laird is pastor of Woodland Baptist Church, Louisville. The family resides at 12017 Brookmoor Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40243. Frank R. Speer, IM, has again qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for a qualifying and life membership. Weston M. Stacey, Jr.. Phys, is associated with Argonne National Laboratory and leads the Reactor Theory Section of the Applied Physics Division. Dr. Stacey's current responsibility is the development of theoretical methods required in the fast breeder reactor program. The family resides at 22 West 419 Balsam Drive, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. â&#x20AC;˘ ^ /-^ Captain Browning H. Gorrell, O l_J Jr., IE, is a member of the unit that earned the USAF Outstanding Unit Award, the 437th Military Airlift Wing at Charleston AFB, South Carolina. Captain John L. McCranie. IM, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while engaged in military operations against Viet Cong forces. Bob Saacke, IE, is the 1970 president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors. He is secretary of NickelsSaacke Corporation, Realtors, Builders and Land Developers in Bristol, Tennessee. Alexander A. Simon, BC, has just been named president of Savannah Symphony Society. He is president of Oglethorpe Properties, a division of Scott Hudgens Company, developer of V 28

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Troy Beatty, III, IE, has completed his initial training at Delta Air Lines Training School at the Atlanta Airport and is now assigned to the airline's Miami pilot base as a second officer. Kinloch F. Dunlap. Ill, IM, has transferred to the Industrial and Chemical Products Division of the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Dunlap assumes the responsibility for all the Division's system and data processing activities. George W. Hornaday, IM, has been appointed assistant secretary in the surety division of the casualty-property commercial lines department at the Travelers Insurance Companies, Hartford, Connecticut. Born to Mr. and Mrs. George B. Pilkington, CE, a daughter, Marie Katharine, on December 5, 1969. Mr. Pilkington has been promoted and transferred to the Washington Office of the Bureau of Public Roads where he is assistant program officer in the Office of Research and Development. LCDR Robert L. Porter, Phys, received his master's degree in physics from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in December and was promoted to Lt. Commander. Harry Sugden, Jr., ME, has been named chief engineer of the Statesboro Division of Rockwell Manufacturing Company. Henry E. Askin, Jr., EE, received U.S. Army Commendation Medal for meritorious achievement in Vietnam. Captain Askin is a forward air controller with the 198th Infantry Brigade American Division. C. Edward Barnett, EE, has been promoted to staff engineer at the International Business Machines Federal Systems Division at Huntsville, Alabama. James C. Cooper, EE, was promoted to staff engineer for International Business Machines Federal Systems Division, Center for Scientific Studies in Gaithersburg, Maryland. C. E. Hammond. AE, will receive his doctorate from Georgia Tech in aerospace engineering in June. Dr. Hammond is employed at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dallgren,

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Virginia. He and his family reside at 4403 Jefferson Davis Boulevard, Fredericksburg. Michael William Haswell, IE, formerly sales engineer with the Trane Company of Atlanta, has become ownerpresident of Air Systems, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee, a residential and commercial air conditioning firm. His address is 4002 Gallatin Road, Nashville 38216. James E. Knight, TE, received his master's degree from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in business administration. Gerry N. Letourneau. IE, has been promoted to vice president of Fuqua Industries, Inc., an Atlanta-based multi-market corporation with interests in leisure time, shelter, transportation, education and argi-business. Juan A. Michelena. ME, has been promoted to the position of director of research and development with Madison Throwing Company, a division of Burlington Industries. Inc. Madison is the largest producer of synthetic textured yarns in the world. Dave Molthrop, IM, received the Rabbi Emil Leipziger Award, which is awarded annually to the New Orleans United Fund worker judged most outstanding in his first year of work on the drive. Captain Larry E. Morris, EE, is a C-141 StarLifter transport pilot in the 437th Military Airlift Wing. This unit recently earned the USAF Outstanding Unit Award. Captain Herbert W. Stewart, IM, is a navigator in the 437th Military Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, which recently earned the USAF Outstanding Unit Award. Allan Wesley, Jr., TE, has joined the Myrick Company, an Atlanta-based commercial and industrial real estate firm.

J ^ ^ t~\ Born to Dr. and Mrs. David L. I ^ V J Cooper, IM, a son, Steven Michael and a daughter, Amy Aileen on July 24, 1969. Dr. Cooper is on active duty in the Navy and a resident in dermatology at the Gradaute School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. J. Robert Dees, ChE, a senior development engineer in Monsanto's Technical Center, has been awarded a leave of absence with full pay for advanced study during the 1970-71 academic year. Mr. Dees is one of only The Georgia Tech Alumnus


four members of Monsanto's entire technical staff in the U.S. to be selected for this honor. Born to Dr. and Mrs. James R. Gard, Math, a daughter Laura Melinda, on August 14, 1969. Dr. Gard received a PhD in math from the University of Maryland in September, 1969, and is assistant professor in math at the University of South Florida. Jerome D. Goodrich, Jr., ME, of the southwestern division office of Humble Oil and Refining Company in Texas, has been promoted to the position of senior supervising engineer. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Hale, ME, a daughter, Cynthia Carol, on January 8, 1970. Mr. Hale is presently enrolled in the graduate work-study program sponsored by Lockheed in cooperation with Georgia Tech. John E. Hanby, Jr., ChE, has completed a tour of duty with the U.S. Army and is now employed by the Central Research Division of Crown Zellerback Corporation in Camas, Washington. Harris Morris, ME, has been promoted by Delta Air Lines from administrative assistant-Personnel to manager-Administrative Service. William F. Nyguard, IM, has announced the formation of Wm. F. Nygaard and Associates, a real estate company specializing in syndications, investment properties, and development. Charles L. Schreeder, HI, ME, is associated with the firm of Cofer and Beauchamp. R. Stephen Sillay, IE, has joined Celanese Corporation's new advanced engineering composites venture as senior quality control engineer. Warren O. Wheeler, EE, recently graduated with distinction from Emory University School of Law. Mr. Wheeler is now associated with the Atlanta law firm of Troutman. Sams, Schroder and Lockerman. ' O / \ Born to Mr. and Mrs. William D ^ " T David Christian, IM, a daughter, Rachel Elizabeth on March 18, 1970. Mr. Christian, formerly with IBM, is a systems consultant with Computer Management, Inc., Atlanta. The family resides at 4630 Sharon Valley Court, Doraville, Georgia. William S. Cohen. EE, has been promoted to development engineer at the IBM Corporation Systems Development Laboratory in Kingston, New York. May-June 1970

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Dennis Cook, Phys, is employed by Fishcher & Porter Company in Warminster, Pennsylvania. He resides at 675 East Street Road, Apt. 909, Warminster 18974. Major Watt D. Elrod, IM, is now on temporary duty at a forward base in the Western Pacific. Major Elrod, a pilot, flies almost daily B-52 Stratofortress bombing missions against Viet Cong targets in South Vietnam. He is assigned to the Strategic Air Command's 99th Bomb Wing at Westover AFB, Massachusetts. Howard Evans, ME, was married to the former Miss Sandra Gregory on February 7, 1970 in Aiken, South Carolina. Mr. Evans is employed as an engineer in the Engineering and Control Department, E. I. DuPont, Savannah River Plant, Aiken. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Falvey, CE, a son, Erik Grant, born April 7, 1970 in Denver, Colorado. William W. George, IE, has been appointed vice president of the Atherton Division of Litton Industries. S. C. Perry, IE, has been promoted to head of the business analysis group in the accounting department at Humble Oil and Refining Company's Baton Rouge refinery. Larry J. Rubenstein, IE, was recently honored by the Outstanding Americans Foundation and will be included in the 1970 edition of "Outstanding Young Men of America." J r n P~ Captain Howard R. Andrews, D "_3 Jr., EE, died in a plane crash in Vietnam in mid-April. He was assigned to the Judge Advocate General Corp. Following graduation from Tech he received his law degree in 1968 from the University of Alabama Law School. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Andrews, Sr., reside at 3124 Acklen Drive, Huntsville, Alabama. Major Thomas B. Bradley, IE, has arrived for duty at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Major Bradley, a manpower management officer, is assigned to a unit of the Aerospace Defense Command, which protects the U.S. against hostile airqraft and missiles. Born to Mr. and Mrs. William C. Carmichael, IM, Hilary Frances on March 5, 1970. The family resides in Hagerstown, Maryland. Jerry L. Hanchey, AE, is on duty at Phu Cat AFB, Vietnam. Captain Hanchey is a F-4 Phantom fighterbomber pilot assigned to the 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron. 30

David Hitchcock, Jr., EE, has been promoted to staff systems analyst in the Systems Manufacturing Division of IBM. William T. O'Meara, EE, has been promoted to staff programmer at the International Business Machines Federal Systems Division. William Mike Polen, IM, received an MBA degree from Georgia State University on June 1, 1969. Jon William Reinhardt, ME, was recently married to Miss Martha Frances Lowrey. Mr. Reinhardt is employed as process engineer with General Motors Assembly Division in Atlanta. Robert W. Richie, EE, an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center, had an important role in the launch of this country's third lunar landing mission scheduled on April 11, 1970. He is one of the men responsible for the reliability of the electrical systems of the S-IC stage of the Saturn V during checkout and launch. William E. Selby, IM, has been promoted by Delta Air Lines from stations analyst to managerAdministrative Services. Colonel Donald E. Whistler, EE, former commander of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Basic Combat Training Brigade, has been promoted to the rank of Colonel. James McKenny Will, IM, is engaged to Miss Diana Elizabeth Graves. A June wedding is planned. Major David I. Wright, IE, is on duty at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. Major Wright is an F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber pilot with the 11th Tactical Reconnaissance squadron. ' r~* f~T* James B. Adams, Jr., IM, has D L J been promoted to regional manager of the East Coast Retail Division of Deering Milliken, Inc., in New York City. Mr. Adams and his family reside at 80 Crystal Lake Road in Stamford, Connecticut. Thomas R. Ballard, IE, was awarded U.S. Air Force Silver Pilots wings upon graduation at Laredo AFB, Texas. Barbara Field, Arch, opened the Grateful Union Bookstore in Harvard Square, 1134 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 1, 1970. The store will specialize in occult and metaphysical, psychological and alchemical, esoteric and sacred text as well as the finest in English literature. Mark Gartley, Phys, is currently a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. The

F-4 he was piloting was shot down in August, 1968, and he was listed as missing. That December, though, a picture of him, his radar operator, and another pilot confirmed that he was still alive, and two representatives of the Women's Strike for Peace reported talking to him. Mrs. Gartley resides at 1500 County Road One, No. 118, Dunedin, Florida. Robert L. Hendley. Bio, will graduate from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with an M.D. degree at the end of May, 1970. On July 1, Mr. Hendley will begin internship at the U. S. Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, Virginia. Richard Lesley is engaged to Miss Linda Joy Griffin. Mr. Lesley is president of the AID Corporation of Clayton, Georgia. The wedding is planned for May 30, 1970. ' ÂŁ7* ~J Craig Baynham, IM, was a \~J / speaker at the Third Annual Executive Seminar sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ International held February 11-14, 1970. Mr. Baynham is one of the wingbacks for the Chicago Bears. Robert F. Bradley, IM, has been promoted to the position of financial analyst in the refining controllers group of Humble Oil & Refining Company. Mr. Bradley is responsible for the refining departments, financial and operating reports, and yearly forecasts. Lt. (jg) Robert C. Bush, CE, USNR, was promoted to his present rank on February 10, 1970. Lt. Bush is assigned to the office of Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Jacksonville Complex. Bruce Cook, IE, was a speaker at the Third Annual Executive Seminar sponsored by the Campus Crusade for Christ International held at Arrowhead Springs in Southern California on February 11-14, 1970. 1st Lt. Edwin D. Cromer, Text, received the Bronze Star Medal for outstanding meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force in Vietnam. 1st Lt. Richard H. Gilbert, AE, is a C-141 StarLifter transport pilot in the 437th Military Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, which recently earned the USAF Outstanding Unit Award. Eugene Kelly, Jr.. IE, is engaged to Miss Gail Wayne Smith. The wedding will take place after Mr. Kelly's completion of active duty with the The Georgia Tech Alumnus


V Georgia National Guard. He is a marketing representative with Mobile Oil Corporation. James D. Leake. Arch, is a new associate in Facilities Planning with Becker and Becker Associates, Inc., New York, New York. Prior to joining the firm, he was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Frankfurt, Germany. 1st Lt. James Arthur Lyle, IM, was recently selected as aide-de-camp to the commanding general of the 38th Artillery Brigade in Osan, Korea and will serve in this capacity until released from active duty on September 15, 1970. 1970. Sgt. Miller is the editor of the Patrick AFB newspaper, The Missileer. The family resides at 140 26th Street, South, Cocoa Beach, Florida. Earl C. Prechtel, CE, has been promoted to the rank of captain. Capt. Prechtel is assigned to the 83rd Engineer Battalion at Fort Rucker, Alabama effective August 1, 1970. Marion Shearouse Watson, IE, was married to Miss Teresa Ann Brown, on April 24 at the Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta, South Carolina. Born to Sgt. and Mrs. Eric D. Miller, IE, a son, Mark Andrew, on March 19, J r-^ Q 1st Lt. Robert D. Bowman, l^") O AE, has received the Air Medal for air action in Vietnam. Lt. Bowman is assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron. 1st Lt. Oscard U. Bryan, Jr., IE, is a member of the 437th Military Airlift Wing at Charleston AFB, South Carolina, which recently earned the USAF Outstanding Unit Award. Thomas E. Costello, IE, has been promoted to senior associate systems analyst at the IBM Corporation's Systems Manufacturing Division plant in Kingston, New York. A. W. Culbreth. Jr., IM, was named the Outstanding New Agent of the Atlanta Agency Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. 1st Lt. Derek L. Duke, IM, is a member of a unit that has earned the USAF Outstanding Unit Award. Lt. Duke, a C-141 StarLifter transport pilot, is in the 437th Military Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina. Lt. (jg) Daniel M. Dupree, IE, USNR, has been assigned duty as supply officer with the U.S. Military Advisory Command. Studies and Observations Group. Saigon, Vietnam. Major Robert L. Eigel, IE, has been May-June 1970

decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for action in Vietnam. Nash Ogden Gerald, ChE, is engaged to Miss Vicky Lynn Haynes. Mr. Gerald is employed by Shell Oil Company in Atlanta until February, when he goes on active duty in the Army. An August 15 wedding is planned in Atlanta. Charles Webster Henderson, IM, was married to Miss Linda Sue Roswell on May 2. Mr. Henderson is now serving in the U.S. Air Force in Charleston, South Carolina. Born to Mr. and Mrs. B. Clay Johnston, IE, a second son, Benjamin Todd, on December 29, 1969. The family resides at 7 Elder Court, Savannah. 2nd Lt. George B. Lawley, Jr., ME, has been awarded U.S. Air Force pilot wings upon graduation at Reese AFB, Texas. 1st Lt. Robert O. Murphy, BC, with the 432nd Civil Engineering Squadron, is on duty at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. 2nd Lt. Russell N. Rifkin, IM, has been awarded USAF pilot wings upon graduation at Laughlin AFB, Texas. Lt. W. Lee Robinson, IM, is serving

with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 503 Infantry in Vietnam. He graduated from OCS at Ft. Benning on February 8, 1970 and serves as a tactical officer in the program until receiving orders from Vietnam. Lt. William Buford Rudolph, IM, is engaged to Miss Sara Dale Derrick. Mr. Rudolph is serving in the USA Chemical Corps at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. A July 4 wedding is planned. Lt. (jg) Peter John Wall, IM, was married to Miss Judith Maureen Marshburn on May 2, 1970. Lt. Wall is in the U.S. Navy and is a flight instructor in the advanced Naval Air Jet Training Command at Beeville. Mary on J. Williams, Jr., EE, has been awarded a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree by Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. * o Q Captain Jackie L. Anderson, t D t j IS, received the Air Medal at Clark AB, Philippines. He was decorated for outstanding airmanship and courage on successful and important missions completed under hazardous conditions. Capt. Anderson is with the 29th Tactical Airlift Squadron.


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William G. Basnight, IM, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. Cyril F. Bell, IM, attended the Ernst & Ernst Accelerated Accounting Program held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for ten weeks in June, July, and August, 1969. The curriculum included intermediate and advanced tax accounting, auditing, and accounting systems. Sam F. Burke, Jr., Bio, is now enrolled as a freshman in the College of Medicine of the Medical College of Georgia. He and his family reside at 2245 Darlington Drive, Augusta 30904. Born to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Collins, IM, a daughter, Stephanie Kaye. Mr. Collins is employed by Kawneer in Jonesboro, Georgia as an estimating supervisor. The family resides at 701 Morrow Industrial Boulevard, Apt. 7-G, Jonesboro ; Thomas F. Faires, IM, attended the Ernst & Ernst accelerated accounting program held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for ten weeks in June, July and August, 1969. The curriculum included intermediate and advanced tax accounting, auditing, and accounting systems. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bernd Fossum. IS, a daughter, Julie Annette, on March 3, 1970. Mr. Fossum is a consultant with Basys, Inc., information systems consultants in Washington, D.C. The Fossums reside at 2003 Randolph Road, Silver Springs, Maryland 20902. 2nd Lt. Al W. Gerhardt, IM, is serving with the First Marine Division in Vietnam. Robert I. Loftin, IM, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the USAF upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. Bruce W. Markus, CerE, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the USAF upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. ...<Captain Cecil E. Martin, IS, has graduated from the Air University's Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Robert Daniel Martin, IE, was married to Miss Carolyn Jeanette Huggins on May 2, 1970. Mr. Martin is a commercial representative with the marketing department of the Atlanta Gas Light Company. Mr. Martin will | enter the U.S. Army chemical brandy 32

»—j «~"l Daniel L. Britt, Jr., was / U recently promoted to first lieutenant by direct commission, while serving with the 1st Armored Division at Ft. Hood, Texas. Herschell Vincent Clanton, AE, is engaged to Miss Pamela Dorothea Taylor. The wedding will be in June. Douglas Paul Hotard. IE, is engaged to Miss Brenda Elaine Webb. The wedding will be on June 6, 1970. T. Dale McFaddcn. IM, is employed with American Air Filter Company, Inc. Mr. McFadden resides at 3416 Fountain Drive, Apt. 3, Louisville, Kentucky 40218. William Harrison McKenzie, Jr., CE, was married to Miss Sandra Nell Bailey on May 18, 1970. Mr. McKenzie is employed by the GSC Development Corporation of Atlanta. Steve A. McLendon. EE, has joined Southwire Company of Carrollton, Georgia, the nation's largest independent manufacturer of copper and aluminum wire, rod and cable for the electrical industry, as a utility sales engineer. Robert E. Moron, IM, received an ROTC commission as second lieutenant in the Signal Corps.

as a second lieutenant in June. Robert Wayne McWhorter, EE, is engaged to Miss Marcia Diane Drake. Mr. McWhorter is serving the nuclear program of the U.S. Navy. A June 13 wedding is planned. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Moore, Jr., ChE., a son, Derk Martin, on January 24, 1970. Mr. Moore is an engineer with E. I. DuPont in Florence, South Carolina. The family resides at 150 Skyland in Florence. Stanley Alan Sanders, IM, is engaged to Miss Rebecca Ann Gardner. A May 23 wedding is planned. Richard P. Sroka, IM, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. Peter Donald Stubbs, Math, is engaged to Miss Karenan Victoria Parker. A September 12 wedding is planned. Larry Douglas Woelfl, IE, is engaged to Miss Robin Ann Dollins. He is employed by the Georgia Power Company. A June 27 wedding is planned.

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