Alumni Bulletin, University of Richmond, Volume 4, Spring 1940

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Spring, 1940

There'll be fun aplenty for the returning alumni June 8th when scores of old grads and some grads not so old return for the annual Alumni Day exercises. Under the direction of the Homecoming Committee, headed by Bill Muse, a corking good program has been arranged for afternoon and night . Feature of it all will be a water carnival at night-with gorgeous color effects and pageantry to rival Billy Rose's famed aquacade. A band concert-and the University band precede the water carnival and the muis excellent-will sicians also will play during the pageantry. Chairs will be placed along the lake shore in order that all alumni may witness the show in comfort. The beauty and charm of Westhampton's prettiest maidens will be demonstrated in novel water patterns and precision swimming and the Richmond College boys will add some novel and colorful features to the show. The committee intends to make this one of the major events of Alumni Day- a pageant that will long be remembered and which will send all alumni away with the feeling that the day has been well spent. Working on the show is a committee headed by Mac Pitt who enthusiastically intends to give the old grads a major spectacle. His co-workers are Miss Fanny Crenshaw, director of physical education at Westhampton College, and Alton Williams, director of drama who will lend his considerable professional and technical knowledge to the show. Many colored lights will make a fairyland of the lake and lake shore and the effect will be heightened by the presence of the band which has won great prestige for itself under the direction of W. T. Sinclair. Its excellence was recognized recently when the Apple Blossom festival invited it as the only Virginia College band to participate in the great parade which was witnessed by 75,000 persons. Of course, the carnival isn't the whole show. Not by a jug full. Registration will begin at noon under the shade of the trees in front of Brunet Hall and an hour later seniors and alumni will be guests of the University at a luncheon in the refectory. Dave E. Satterfield, Jr. , president of the Alumni Council, will preside and will induct the graduates into the alumni society. Then, feature of features for the seniors, will be the award of the alumni medal to the graduate adjudged the outstanding member of the senior class. The award, made by an Alumni Council committee on the basis of recommenda-

tions of the senior class and administrative officials of the University, is coveted by every member of the class. An effort will be made to have present the four previous recipients of the alumni medal who are making fine progress on their careers. William Joseph Fallis of Roanoke received the medal in 1936 and after his graduation from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this spring will enter the ministry in Roanoke. The 1937 recipient, Alfred J. Dickinson , Jr., of Mobile, Ala., continued his education at Harvard Business School and is now engaged in business in Richmond. Another young man who has entered business in Richmond , Ralph Patterson Moore, received the med al in 1938. Last year's medal winner is Edwin Wortham IV, who is in the medical school at Columbia University. Alumni can follow their natural bents in entertaining themselves in the afternoon with horse shoe pitching, softball, swimming in the lake or just plain bulling with a classmate. The only formally scheduled event is a softball game at 3 o'clock between alumni and seniors. President Enders Dickin(Continued

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Miss Lough and '40

Good Citizens Vote The right to vote is one of the privileges and duties of citizenship. Good citizens of the General Society of Alumni will be interested in electing as officers of the Society persons who are well qualified for the positions and who have demonstrated their loyalty and willingness to work for Alma Mater. Ballots, carrying the names of alumni selected by the nominating committee, have been placed in the mail for the consideration of the electorate. For the benefit of alumni to whom some of the nominees may not be well known the BULLETINpresents the class and business or professional occupations of the alumni placed in nomination and a word about any offices they may have held in the Alumni Society. ELECTIONBALLOT, 1940 President (Vote for 1). Reuben E. Alley, '22, Richmond, minister, editor of the Religious Herctld. Noble T. Crossley, '17, president New York City chapter, insurance broker. J.Vaughan Gary, ' 12, Richmond, lawyer, incumbent president of the Alumni Society. Vice President ( vote for 3). Ralph H . Ferrell, Jr. , '33, Richmond, attorney. H. Aubrey Ford, '2 1, Richmond, business man . Norwood G. Greene, '27, Camden, N. J., U.S. Secret Service. E. Douglas Gunter, '30, Richmond , insurance man , former Alumni Society secretary. R. McLean Whittet, Sr., '21, Richmond , printing executive. R . Archer Williams, '23, Richmond, dentist. Secretary-treasurer ( vote for 1) . Victor H. Chaltain, '34, secretary New York chapter, business man. W. Roland Galvin, '26, Richmond, teacher . Frederick J. Vaughan, '35, Richmond, business man. Member Athletic Council ( vote for 1) . S. Roy Orrell , '23, Richmond, minister. John M . G. Ryland , '10, Richmond, physician, incumbent member of Athletic Council. W. F. Saunders , '13, Baynesville, Va., forestry service. Board of Trustees. Nomination to be made by Westhampton alumnae this year. Executive Committee ( vote for 2) . Dunford , '15, Richmond, insurance. L. Oscar Hite, '22, Richmond, physician . John D. Hooker, '30, Stuart , Virginia, lawyer. J. Elwood Welsh , '12, Orangeburg, S. C.

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Westhampton will honor the class of '40 and Dr. Susan M . Lough at the Commencement Homecoming this June . After four successful years of college the members of the class which was saluted in the October , 1936 BULLETINare ready to take their places as members of the Alumnae Association . This year marks the end of twenty-five years of teaching at Westhampton for Miss Lough who came to the college when it was only one year old. In this quarter century she has made a contribution to the college which is impossible to measure, and many of her friends and former students will be back to honor her. Another attraction for those who are returning will be the symposium meeting at which prominent graduates introduce the alumnae to the fields which they have entered. This year the emphasis will be put upon the alumnae artists and the art and puppetry departments at the college. The Baccalaureate Sermon, the Daisy Chain, and the Commencement Exercises will complete the program. The primary purpose of Homecoming is to give the alumnae an opportunity to return to Alma Mater and to renew old friendships and acquaintances there. Two such meetings are held each year, in November and in June, in the hope that each alumna will find it convenient to revisit the campus at least once each year. Come back this year from June 8th to June 11th and honor Miss Lough and the class of '40.

Dorothy Leighty Childress June 19, 1913-January 19, 1940 It came as a shock to us all when word was received of the sudden death of Dorothy Leighty Childress, member of the class of 1934. Many mourned her passing but few grieved more deeply than did her friends and former classmates at Westhampton. Dot was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Leighty of Arlington, Virginia where she attended high school, graduating from the Washington-Lee High School in 1930. She entered Westhampton that fall and graduated in 1934. Her four years at Westhampton were rich and full and she did much that placed her among Westhampton's most accomplished and honored daughters. Dot was quite outstanding iJ.San athlete, being a member of both the varsity hockey and the varsity basketball teams, having been elected captain of the latter in her senior year. She was also a wearer of the Blue Seal Award given for sportsmanship and leadership. Mortar Board counted her among its members and she acted as chairman of the Judiciary Board in 1933-34. At the time of her death, Dot was living with her parents in Arlington and working in Washington where she had done secretarial work with the Women's Division of the National Democratic Committee. To know Dot was to love her. Her dignity, poise, calmness of spirit, and bravery in the midst of trouble were an inspira- · tion and help to all who knew her. Her gay smile and merry laughter linger still in the halls of Westhampton and echo in the hearts of all of us who knew her and loved her. V. S.S., '34.

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BaseballTeam in Thick of ChampionshipBattle; TrackmenUndefeated in Dual Meet Competition Pittmen Win 9 Straight

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Victorious in 11 of their first 12 games the Spiders are in the thick of State and Southern Conference championship fights as the BULLETINgoes to press . If they win either or both of these titles it will be a tribute to the fighting spirit of Mac Pitt's lads who have had to contend with not only the opposition but with the toughest stroke of adversity that could have overtaken them. It happened in the eighth inning of the first game with William and Mary. The Spiders were undefeated in eight starts and were well on their way to winning their ninth consecutive victory. Porter Vaughan , ace south paw , was on the mound for Richmond and Stuart Hoskins was behind the plate . Together they form the best battery in the Southern Conference. A foul tip from the bat of Jimmy Leftwich, Indian shortstop, struck Hoskins on the right thumb, broke it, and deprived the Spiders of their great catcher for the rest of the season. At one and same time it deprived the Richmonders of their greatest defensive cog and the leading hitter. Hoskins' absence was felt in the next game when the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia triumphed 2 to 1 but the statement is not intended to detract from the great hurling of Virginia's Bill Harman who shaded Vaughan in a fine pitching duel. The victory put the Cavaliers out in front in the Big Six standing but left the Spiders still at the head of the Southern Conference procession with a perfect slate. Richmond ran its string of conference victories to six by trimming William and Mary 10 to 6, and then went on a batting spree to defeat Hampden-Sydney 22 to 1. It was the season's most impressive exhibit of stickwork for the Spiders who fashioned most of their victories with classy pitching rather than fancy hitting. Of the 11 triumphs, five were credited to Charlie Miller whose fast ball has made him a sensation in his first season of varsity baseball, and four were turned in by Ned Butcher. Vaughan received credit for only two victories but worked in relief roles in other contests and participated in seven games. He struck out 55 and allowed only four earned runs in 38 innings. After Hoskins' loss, the Spiders used Harry Fainter, a reserve, and Joe Mack, a sophomore who hastily was drafted into service behind the plate. At first base is Bill Burge of Martinsville, the cleanup hitter; little Walter "Sonny" Wholey, lightning fast leadoff man from Fredericksburg is at second base; Johnny Locke of Winchester at shortstop and Jack Powers of South Norfolk at third base. Dick Humbert of Suffolk and Joe Thomas of Clifton Forge are fixtures in the outfield where Ned Butcher is the third man when he is not pitching. When Ned is on the mound his outfield chores are taken over by Al Philp ott of Philpott, Va. , Wilson " Moose" Faris of Batesville, or Porter (Continued on page 10) Vaughan. [

Richmond 's well-balanced track team , specializing in the weight and field events, knocked over all five dual meet opponents to close out the season undefeated. The triumph was a notable achievement for Coach Glenn Thistlethwaite and his hustling trackmen, particularly Captain Ed Sinar of Clifton Forge who proved an inspirational leader as well as the leadin g scorer on the team . Honors for individual excellence, however, were shared by Hal McVay, husky football captain-elect of Norfolk , and Clinton Moore, Richmond City sophomore. McVay who broke the college shot put record as a sophomore last year added 13 inches to the mark in the opening meet of the season against Hampden-Sydney to establish a new mark of 45 feet, 8 inches. Moore pole vaulted 12 feet, 8 inches in the North Carolina State meet to bette r by four inches the existing mark. After disposing of Hampden-Sydney and N. C. State, the Spiders defeated Washington and Lee, V.M.I. and William and Mary on consecutive week-ends . The victories were accomp lished despite injuries which deprived the Spiders of the services of McVay , Arthur Jones, sprinter, and Bill ReMine , broad jumper, in several of the meets. The Spiders ' outstanding performer on the cinder path was Owen Gwathmey of Beulahville, Va., a good miler. The Spiders warmed up with a 97 to 29 victory over Hampden-Sydney in a meet which was featured by Harold McVay's great heave of 45 feet, 8 inches in the shot put which bettered his own University record by 13 inches. Another outstanding feat was the 12 foot, 4 inch pole vault of Clinton Moore , Richmond City sophomore , which tied the mark set by Jimmy West in 1933. The following week Coach Glenn Thistlethwaite 's men went down to Raleigh and won a 68 to 58 victory over North Carolina State on a cold , wet day which strangely enough didn 't seriously affect the performances of the Spider weightmen. Moore set a new record of 12 feet, 8 inches in the pole vault and McVay came within one inch of the shot put record he had set the preceding week. Disaster smote the Spiders the following week when McVay went down with an infected leg and Arthur Jones, ace sprinter, pulled a tendon in his leg just before the Washington and Lee meet. To make matters worse, Bill ReMine , star broad jumper who was a prime favorite to beat Sonny Joyce's broad jump record of 22 feet, 9 inches, before the end of the season, was out of action with a leg injury. Despite these unforeseen handicaps the scrapping Spiders, battling for every point, won 65 to 60. Captain Ed Sinar set the pace with a first in the shot put and seconds in the javelin and discus. V.M.I. showed some first class runners the next week-end but the Spiders were too strong for the Cadets in the weight events and won 701/3 to 55½ despite the continued absence (Conti nu ed

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'Leece By BETTY BURNS NUCKOLS, '32 " . . . . . . . . . . For to none is given To know the coming nor the end of woe; So dark is God, and to great darkness go His paths, by blind chance mazed from our ken." -E uripides: Iphigenia in Tauris. The history of Greek Drama on the University of Richmond Campus is a very brief one. As early as 1916, the Department of Classics produced The Trojan Women. Dr. Montgomery was the director and the only male member of the cast. In 1929, when Mr. L. H. Jenkins gave us the Greek Theatre, we opened it with the Electra of Euripides. Miss Emily Brown was the director and the cast was chosen from both Westhampton and Richmond Colleges. It was a fine production and deserved all the praise awarded it. Since that time an informal Greek May Day had been given annually, but no Greek Drama had been attempted until this year. The Theatre had been used often and for many various things, but not for a Greek Play. No one denies the simple beauty , the balanced design, and the profound thought of Greek Art; but how many of us who view this art in any of its forms, not as students but merely as seekers after pleasure, realize its universality? To the Greeks, art was ( as it always has been) an expression of a solution of the conflict within man and the conflict without. They knew that joy and sorrow were coexistent in life; that without one there could not be the other. Their profoundest thoughts were expressed in tragedy as a natural result of their belief in the Necessity which guided and determined the fate of mankind. In their drama they drew characters which were not the complex individuals of our modern dramas , but were the symbols of all humanity. Through man they expressed all mankind; for the Greek artist could see nothing separated from the whole. Nothing existed except that which was related and connected: everything was bound by the riddle of the world which brings us here and takes us away. This Necessity which surrounds our lives and the Dark Unknown which determines our ways were expressed most clearly in the Greek tragic drama. In this form the Greeks were able to show us the joy and anguish, the exultation and despair of a great soul, and in so doing show us those same emotions in every soul. Of the three Greek Dramatists of tragedy, (i. e. Aeschylus , Sophocles , and Euripides), Euripides is the most modern. To him had been given the sensitivity of the great poet as well as the pity and sympathy of the modern mind. Euripides was the first to realize the value of humanity and to feel the pity of the suffering people who neither knew nor understood the tragedy which was forced upon them by the deeds of their forefathers. This pity and sensitivity are clearly shown in his drama, Iphig enia in Tcruris, which , though not a tragic drama in the (4)

primary sense of the word, is fraught with passages of intense tragedy and the unrevealing workings of Fate. Iphigenia in T auris is the story of the daughter of Clytemnestra and her king, Agamemnon. Iphigenia was taken from her home in Argos to be sacrificed to the Goddess Artemis in order that a favorable wind might blow to carry her father's ships to Troy to bring back Helen, the wife of Menelaeus, brother to Agamemnon. Before the sacrifice was carried out, Artemis intervened and, placing a deer on the sacrificial altar, carried Iphigenia off through the sky to the barren land of Tauris. It is here that we see Iphigenia when the play opens. She has been made the priestess of the temple in this savage country which is ruled over by the savage king, Thoas. In Tauris, some years before, an image of Artemis had fallen from heaven and had been placed in the temple. It became the custom of the T aurians to sacrifice to the image any stranger who touched their shore . Iphigenia as the priestess explains her position: "Mine it is to consecrate and touch the victim's hair. Doings of blood unspoken are the care of others Where her inmost chambers lie." Fate brings to that shore Orestes, the brother of Iphigenia, whom she believes dead . Orestes, who has committed the sin of killing his mother to avenge his father, has been pursued by the Furies ever since. Nor can he escape until he restores the fallen image of Artemis to Attic soil. The recognition scene between Iphigenia and Orestes is, perhaps, the strongest and most beautiful in all drama. The Goddess Athena appears to liberate the Greeks and set them happily on their way to Greece. This, in very brief, is the story of the drama which the class of 1940 at Westhampton elected to produce for its May Day celebration. When I was asked to direct the Greek Play , I was very happy about it and eager to help the Senior Class carry out their ideas. It certainly seemed a fitting contribution for Westhampton to make this year which is the Centennial Anniversary of the Charter Year of the University of Richmond . We began our plans when school opened in September. I had worked with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rann Kennedy at Bennett Junior College on the Greek Dramas which they produce each year. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy are recognized authorities on the Greek Drama throughout the country and from them I have fortunately gained a great deal of valuable information about research for Greek productions. Miss Margaret Gage, also of Bennett Junior College, teaches the Greek Chorus and is known as the best choreographer and teacher in that field of the work. She very graciously sent me her choreography for the Iphigenia Chorus as well as some photographs and a movie film of the chorus at work. With this aid from specialists out of the city, we began our (Cont inu ed on page 11)


Dolla1ts By CYRIL B. MYERS, '29 Co-author of the Current Best Yeller, "Kenneth" At first, any Amateur Book-Collector will be satisfied with boasting to his patient wife . He will brag of his low cunnin g in picking up for a song a Tiffany Thayer item in the original lust- I mean dust-jacket. . . . But soon you'll find him boring his neighbor with a story about a Vina Delmar bound in silk and satin. Finally, unless saved by bankruptcy, he'll insist on telling the world of his mint copy of Donald Henderson Clarke, in virgin condition .... To those whose interest has been whetted by the mention of these authors, I hasten to add that they are not in my collection; in fact, they are more likely to be found in tenth editions, which Lamb observed were rarer than the first. Richard Le Gallienne is not a highly-collected writer today , but because of the circumstances attendant on the first time he saw his daughter, Eva, Mr. Le Gallienne is represented by several items in my collection. In 193 5, I found in the Grand Central Pharmacy among their "49c Publishers' Remainders" a first edition of his "T he Romance of Zion Chapel." It was printed by John Lane in London in 1898, and how it found its way through forty years and over four thousand miles into Lou is K. Liggett's in ven tory is not for me to fathom. But the very next day I received from a Boston bookseller a packet of autographed letters ordered two weeks before-and one, written December 10, 1897, was from Mr. Le Gallienne to Grant Allen, publisher of that very book , stating his terms for royalties thereon, and the high hopes he held of its being a "considerable popular success." Both letter and book are now reunited, and having read "Zion" I can assure you that as a literary critic Mr. Liggett is more competent than Mr. Le Gallienne. Sometimes a longer wait and equally good fortune may complete a broken set. In 1929 I purchased in Philadelphia Volume I of Thackeray's " Pendennis" in the Harper 1850 2-volume edition, the American first. (The price was naturally low-under a dol.lar.) Five years later I was gathering dust - but little else- in the basement of a second-hand bookstore here in New York City when to my chagrin, the proprietor , evidently related to the gentleman who poured molasses ?own his back and scratched his pancake, cut off the electnc lights. By the time I had groped my way to the head of the stairs, he had padlocked the front door, and left for home 1 I tele_phoned him there - his wife was more deaf than sympathetJC-and then I returned to the cellar, content to wait . . and rummage . And when released by the disgru~tled bookseller , I carried off with me , for an even lower pnce than Volume I, Volume II of "Pendennis." I haven't yet read this one, I confess, but as John Fothergill says, having read a book by Dickins, naturally I prefer Thackeray . . My first autograph was obtained in th_isway: I had Just written a notably poor novel ( never published, and now destroyed, thank Heaven!) concerning student days in a col-

lege which might have been mistaken for the University of Richmond . Mr. Jam es Branch Cabell, in several of his delightfuL books, had previously written of a Southern town named Lichfield. Many believed , despite his protests, this was Richmond - like most goddesses, thinly veiled. So I wrote Mr. Cabell and asked his permission to use the same place-name, and received in reply the following: My dear Mr. Myers : It seems to me that Lichfield is in many respects wholly unlike Richmond, but, even so, if you wish to endow Lichfield with a university I cannot see how your fhilanthropy could arouse any possible cause for dissatisfaction in anyone. Certainly, not in me. Yours faithfully, JAM ES BRANCH

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27 Apr il 1929 The fact that I have the same signature autographed eighteen times in the Storisende Edition of his works has not diminished the pleasure I obtain from each reading of this letter. But the story has a sequel. The latter half of my novel took place in Philadelphia, which had immediately prior to the time of which I am writing been rudely satirized as Chesterbridge , in a successful first novel, "It's Not Done ." So I wrote the author and similarly asked his permission , but to that letter received no response . I once felt badly about this , but in recent years have become reconciled to the fact that I never carried on a correspondence with our present Ambassador to the French Republic. . . . An article on book-collecting would be incomplete that failed to mention "a ssociation copies"-books that were once in the library of their author, or other authors. For example, I have a volume with the bookplate of John Drinkwater, and another with that of Thomas Hardy ; they were purchased from London booksellers with these facts duly known and catalogued. But there is a "surplus value " that Karl Marx didn 't have in mind when you acquire a first edition of Charles Kingsley's "Poems" ( 1856) for less than a copy of "True Story Magazine" -and then find pasted on a fly-leaf the Ex-Libris of George Herbert Palmer! (He was the noted Greek scholar who translated Homer , to the mortification of thousands of Baltimore schoolboys twenty years ago.) And perhaps it was Palmer himself ( for it is done in a Victorian

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University Celebrates 100th Birthday As Chartered Institution Never has the University of Richmond been brought more into the public eye than on March 4th when the General Assembly of Virginia gathered in joint session to take official notice of the school's 100th birthday as a chartered institution of higher learning. In an impressive eulogy, Governor James H. Price praised the institution's century of service to Virginia and the nation, and paid tribute to the leadership and vision of President Robert Ryland and to the "inspirational " record of service of President F. W. Boatwright. He recommended the passage of appropriate resolutions which later were passed by unanimous action of the joint session of Senate and House of Delegates. The resolutions were introduced by Senator Robert 0. Norris of Lancaster, oldest University of Richmond member of the General Assembly in point of service, and were seconded by Burnett Miller , Jr., of Culpeper, youngest member in point of serv1ce.

Senator Norris in his remarks referred to the institution's century of progress since Richmond College was chartered on March 4, 1840, the fight for existence which followed the loss of all funds of the institution as the result of the Civil War, and its triumphant victory under the guidance of President Boatwright. A photostatic copy of the charter was presented to Dr. Boatwright by Ashton Dovell, speaker of the House and presiding officer of the joint assembly. In accepting the charter, President Boatwright pledged the University to a continuation of its policy of preparing young men and women "in the high ideals of citizenship. " That night at a dinner given by the Board of Trustees at the Jefferson Hotel, President Boatwright ended his centennial address with the ringing assertion that schools on private foundation, such as the University of Richmond, must be preserved as bulwarks of imperilled democracy . "T he tax-supported colleges will grow stronger, " he said, "because democracy needs their vocational training and their utilitarian emphasis" but he prophesied a dire day in the life of the nation if the State schools crowd out of the educational picture the schools on private foundation. "The administrators and professors in a college on private foundation are not beholden to the political state for their appointment and they can speak their minds freely on political as well as economic questions, " he said. "They need not fear on this account the loss of the coats on their backs or the bread their children eat." For these reasons, he continued, "they serve as a curb on political and economic extravagances of government" and

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" they are indeed bulwarks and safeguards of the democratic state." "Wild ideologies are loose in the world today," Dr. Boatwright said, "and America must be on her guard. Navies and airplanes have their uses in the defense of a nation, but they avail not against subversive ideas. Only education, only enlightenment and understanding are adequate to combat the totalitarian ideologies that seek to destroy democracy as established by our fathers." Dr. Boatwright in his historical address, pointed out that the school had its beginning as the Virginia Baptist Seminary in 1832 but that it was not chartered as Richmond College until 1840. In order to obtain the desired charter the school had to abandon instruction in theology, Dr. Boatwright pointed out. The great struggle over disestablishment of State and church in Virginia "was only a generation in the past," he said, "and bitter memories of that contest still lingered in the public mind. The General Assembly was in no mood to charter a theological institution and the best that could be obtained was a charter for a college of liberal arts. " The speaker praised the first president, Dr. Robert Ryland, as a man who "abhorred debt" and "held pretense in equal aversion" but of his own 45 years of service he said only that he "was made president in 1894 and has held the office since that time." · He made no mention of the fact that under his guidance the school's enrollment has grown from 183 students to almost 2,000 and that the endowment is now approximately $3,000,000 as compared with a quarter of a million in 1895. Buildings and other physical properties of the University are valued at another $3,000,000. Newspapers in Richmond, throughout the State, and in many other cities carried accounts of the University's Centennial celebration and WRV A broadcast both the charter exercises at the State capitol and Dr. Boatwright' s historical address. The Commonwealth, magazine of the State Chamber of Commerce, not only carried an article but gave the front cover space to an airplane view of the campus. Special articles were carried by the Religious Herald and the magazine section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Assisting the General Assembly in its arrangments for the charter celebration was a committee headed by Thomas W. Ozlin, a member of the State Corporation Commission and former president of the University's Alumni Council. Other members of the committee were J. Vaughan Gary, president of the General Society of Alumni; John J. Wicker, Jr., and Dean Raymond B. Pinchbeck. This committee at all times had the cooperation of Col. E. Griffith Dodson, clerk of the House of Delegates.


By MILDRED CAMPBELL BROOME, '23 As much as we Westhampton Alumnae would ha ve liked to remain in the ideal world at College, we ha ve had to travel in many directions. As students , I recollect, we used to shudder at the idea of going out in the wide, wide world. Yet we have had varied experi ences, and as one who has lived in foreign lands , I will try to tell you a bit about mine. I could not have chosen a better place to spend the first year of my married life than London, England. I was delightfully at home there. In the summer of 1930 I had the pleasure of seeing nine of my American friends. I encountered at Sulgrave Manor a tourist with a Miller-Rhoads, Richmond , Virgin ia label on his coat. I had an interview with Tallulah Bankhead, who said that one of her best friends in London attended school with her in Staunton , Virginia, and finally I lost all shyness wit h the Eng lish people after winning a small amo unt on the "Derby" at Epsom Downs . I like to think often of my first home in London, a furnished fl.at in Golder's Green, which I managed with the assistance of a charwoman, an old garrulous type, lurid but thoroughly honest. I learned to cook the so-called stodgy food and serve it on plates baked in an oven. Slowly but gradua lly I got accustomed to drinking cider or beer with cold food and the hot , hot tea. I remember a motor bike tour through Southern England where I saw two former classmates, Josephine Tucker and Althea Cunningham , enjoy in turn a hilarious ride in the side car of our motor bike. I remember the great honor of ha ving Miss Maude Woodfin dine with us. As I turn my imaginary London "Barrel Organ, " I think not only of the flowers in our little garden in Buckinghamshire, where later we had an English Cottage, but also of the mushrooms which popped up on the lawn in September; daily we found enough to fry with bacon for breakfast. I think of an Airedale, a dog who fetched my husband's slippers in the evenings and then went to lie down by our little girl's bed until she fell asleep; our little three-year-old girl once star ed at a King 's guard until he bit his· lips to keep from smiling. My other homes in St. Lucia, Brazil , and Singapore are to me less interesting since they were kept by native servants and open in every sense of the word. My house in St. Lucia , commanded a magnificent view of hills and sea, overlooking the beautiful little harbor of Castries, but was the most inconvenient place possible; it had eight front doors, not all locking. In Pernambuco , Brazil, we lived in a house facing Soldiers' barracks during a three-day revolution, when we were cut off from food supplies and friends. American and European women like living in Singapore , for with the usual reliable servants they have little responsibility in housekeeping. When we arrived at "Sobroan," a house furnished by our

company, we found it beautifully clean. Floors and furniture were polished, silver, glass and brass shining, beds made and lunch or tiflin ready to be served by "Boy," a Chinese cook of about fifty years , and his number-two assistant. The Malay gardener was cutting the grass, but when he heard the gong, he ran to the front verandah and started pulling the puok ah back and forth over the dining table. A little later a Chinese Amah came to take full charge of the children and a Malay syce, who seemed a fixture of the second-hand motor car, waited near the garage for his orders. I found life in Singapore pleasant, easy-going and genial, but rather expensive because of the custom of rarely carrying money on person but signing "chits" as 1.O.U's to be paid by check at the end of the month. However, in spite of its modern and cosmopolitan life combined with the charm of the Far East, I would prefer living abroad with my family again not in Singapore but in the semitropical and Portuguese atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro. I can think with pleasure of travelling to my foreign homes at our company's expense--our company is Cable and Wireless Ltd. of London . I have pleasant memories of sailing with the idle rich on a Prince Steamer to Rio and on an Empress Liner to red Cathay and hobn obbing with European gentry for the duration of the trip up the Amazon, of crossing the Atlantic with Hollywood stars and other American celebrities whom I wou ld never have known in person except on a voyage. It was like a special dispensation for me to meet and attend on board parties with the dramatic troupe of Sir Martin Harney, that imm orta lized on the stage Dickens ' A Tale of Two Cities. But most of all I have had the greatest satisfaction in knowing people like myself who were making their homes abroad. By way of contrast, I will mention viewpoints of two of my intimate friends in Eng land . One, who was living in a house near mine in Golder's Green , had previously lived in Canada , where she longed to return. She was finding rather irritating the small house, the small garden and the utter contentment of life around her. She was ambitious for her two small children and feared that they would grow up into the London Suburban type, wanting a job at eighteen with a safe pension. Often I have thought that she had the spirit of some of our ancestors who came to Virginia to live, pref erring the freedom of the open spaces to the restrictions of the gardens in England. Another friend, who had resided all her !if e in London , thought that England was perfect in every respect - weather, fogs, and fashions included. She knew London like a book. Once when we were visiting Carlyle's house , she told me that when as a child she was playing in a park in Chelsea, Thomas Carlyle kissed her curls and said, "Some day, little girl, you may boast rhat Tommy Carl yle kissed you. " She repeatedly

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tried to impress upon me my good taste and luck in marrying an Englishman. Although the people in the British colonies seemed most often friends of convenience and of short acquaintance, they were altogether hospitable and generous . While I was in Singapore, one of the men of our company's staff died. Because his friends knew that he was living up to his bank account, keeping a house there and educating four children at boarding schools in England, they collected a purse of more than $3,000 and presented it to his widow as a token of friendship. In the smaller colonies, where every one registered at Government House for the social life , gossip and ill feeling caused many ridiculous consequences. I was rather perplexed soon after my arrival in St. Lucia to discover that the two women who had been my advisers, aiders, and abetters belonged to opposite sides of the Island feud and their love for one another was almost as great as the Devil's for Holy Water. Many of the permanent residents of French descent there had colored blood. Once I said to an outstanding lawyer, "I believe that half the people on this Island are colored ," and he answered , 'Tm colored. " He was not considered so, but the doctor in charge of the English Hospital, being refused membership to the social club because of color, founded another social club near the former and married the most blonde girl in St. Lucia. The Brazilians I knew were of the Latin type, artistic, gay, and well-dressed. Many Englishmen of the Cable and Wireless Co., have married women of European descent, born in Brazil and other foreign countries, but so far as I know I am the only American in the company. In my youth I thought it would be interesting to be English, Spanish or anything save myself , but now I aspire to nothing better, after sixteen more years of travelling, when we are due to retire , than to come to Virginia and try to take root again. I do not know where our next home will be, but I know I must be prepared to travel when the European War finishes and my husband comes on leave. Until then I like to think of A. A. Milne 's Christopher Robin, who on holding a kite in the air one spring morning muses thus"Where am I going?" The high rooks call: "It's awful fun to be born at all." "Where am I going?" The ring-doves coo: "We do have beautiful things to do." If you were a bird, and lived on high, You'd lean on the wind when the wind came by, You'd say to the wind when it took you away: "That 's where I wanted to go to-day." "Where am I going? " I don 't quite know . What does it matter where people go? Down to the wood where the blue-bells growAnywhere, anywhere. I don't know. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,11111111111111111,,,,,,11111111,,,,1111111111111,,111111111111111111111111111111111111

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The Spiders opened the season with a 16-hit barrage which accounted for an 11 to 2 victory over Ohio State but the Buckeyes caused more trouble the following afternoon when

the home forces squeezed out a 2 to O victory behind the excellent pitching of Ned Butcher and Porter Vaughan who allowed a total of only four hits. Then the Spiders invaded the Old North State and won 7 to 2 over Davidson and 5 to O over North Carolina State with Butcher the winner by a shutout for the second time this season. Porter Vaughan toppled Washington and Lee, 7 to 2, and then the Spiders romped all over Vermont, 14 to 4. It was the fourth triumph of the season for Charlie Miller who relieved Butcher after four innings. Vaughan handcuffed the Techmen of V.P.I. and the Spiders batted lustily to score a 13 to 1 triumph. RandolphMacon was much tougher but the Spiders triumphed 4 to 0 thanks to four-hit pitching by Butcher and an erratic Yellow Jacket infield. Hugh Stephens pitched masterfully for the Ashlanders but got ragged support. The weather which had previously rained out games with George Washington and with Maryland washed off the schedule consecutive games with Virginia, Maryland, and Hampden-Sydney. The layoff had no ill effect on the rampaging Spiders who trimmed William and Mary, 8 to 3, behind the fine pitching of Charlie Miller and Porter Vaughan. Miller, the starting pitcher, was credited with his fourth victory of the season. It promised to be a costly victory, however, for the Spiders. In the eighth inning a foul off the bat of Jimmy Leftwich, Indian shortstop, caught Hoskins on his right thumb. An x-ray picture showed that the bone was chipped and University Physician Cullen Pitt was forced to make the announcement that Captain Hoskins had played his last game of baseball for the Spiders. Hoskins' loss was felt both behind the plate and at the plate three afternoons later when the Spiders dropped a 2 to 1 decision to Virginia's Cavaliers. Bill Harman, Virginia ace, pitched magnificently and limited the Spiders to only two hits, both of which came in the first inning and accounted for Richmond's lone run. Vaughan scattered five hits but his wildness in the third inning when he walked three batsmen and allowed one hit gave the visitors two runs and the victory. The def eat made the Spiders fighting mad and they turned in a 10 to 6 victory over William and Mary at Williamsburg and then smothered Hampden-Sydney, 22 to 1. Butcher and Burge got a home run apiece in the William and Mary game and each turned the trick again at Farmville. Butcher was credited with the victory over the Indians and Miller breezed to his fifth triumph of the season in the Hampden-Sydney game. ,,,,,

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of McVay. Jones returned to action and celebrated it by whipping the Cadets' Bob Deaderick in the 100-yard dash. Deaderick, however, scored 13 points to tie for high scoring honors with Sinar. Each tallied 13 points. Once mighty William and Mary couldn't compete with the Spiders, particularly in the weight events, and the Thistlethwaitemen turned in an impressive 75 to 51 victory. The Spiders scored clean sweeps in the broad jump, high jump, javelin and shot. Cold weather kept any records from top-

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son of the senior class lost no time in accepting a somewhat truculent invitation from the alumni team and reports that the class of 1940 can def eat the alumni any day in the week and twice on Saturday. All of which brought a snort from Doug Gunter who has charge of rounding up the alumni team. Any alumni who want to participate in the massacre should pass their names along to him , says Doug, who promises that all who want to play will be given an opportunity. At 6:30 o'clock comes the annual dinner with Bob Stone promising a menu which will stimulate the most laggard appetite. Speeches will be held to a minimum, however, in order that the alumni can witness the water carnival. Dr. Boatwright will be on hand to greet the alumni and two honored guests will be Dr. R. E. Gaines who comp letes this year 50 years of service as professor of mathematics, and Dr. W. A. Harris who has completed 39 years as professor of Greek and head of the classical department. Portraits of both of the professors have been painted and will take their places along with the portrait of Dr. R. E. Loving, presented two years ago, among the valued possessions of the University. An alumni quartet will sing as a specia l feature of the banquet . The Rev. James C. Wicker who also answers to the name of "Tiny" has been entrusted with the task of rounding up the quartet which in addition to "Tiny" includes such dignitaries as Joe Leslie of Norfolk, the crooning editor; John Archer "Nick" Carter, New York advertising executive whose this P retty daughter, Mary Sue, graduates at Westhampton year, and J. Ear le "Pete" Dunford , cheerleader and songbird extraordinary. Fifth member of the quartet (that's right) is Ralph Clipman McDanel whose versatility enables him to replace any member who may be absent. The blame for letting this quartet sing re st s squarely on the sho~ld~rs of the Alumni D~y . committee which, as has Taylor Muse. O th er been said, rs h~aded by Dr. Willia _mer v Bko\!11oDn~gko ofkthl1s ~Lroup,,acre Cllev B_lelrnL, memWberNs R• IC mson, , n. u<:._ ar ton , 1 • uc O S, / egs Ralph Moo~ Frank Stra~~ Dr. McDanel, Dou Gun er

All the principal parts were taken by Westhampton students. Orestes was played by Mary Grace Scherer; Py lades , by Virginia McLarin; the Herdsman , by Dell Williams; Thoas , by Saddye Sykes; the Messenger , by Evelyn McAuley; and Anthena, by Henrietta Sadler. I am very happy to say that the class asked me to play the part of Iphigenia. It was a tre mendous responsibility , but a part that any one interested in the theatre and in Greek Drama would be thrilled to play. Besides the members of the cast, the chorus, and the directors, there are others whose advice and previous experience were invaluable to us in organizing so large a production. The regular Faculty May Day Committee made up of Dean Keller , Miss Turnbull, Miss Lutz , Miss Crenshaw, Mrs. Harker, and Miss Wright, gave us permission to produce Iphigenia in T auris and offered guidance and suggestion in our undertaking . The Seniors chose chairmen for the committees covering the various functions of the May Day celebration to work with the traditional Faculty Committee. Margaret Brinson was elected Chairman of the entire May Day celebration . The Script Committee, whose duty it was to select the play and present it to the class and help with the casting, was the first to be appointed. This Committee was made up of Margaret Brinson , Ethel O 'Brien , Dell Williams, Mabel Leigh Rooke, Mary Sue Carter, and Vir ginia McLarin. Chairmen of other committees are as follows: Margaret Crabtree, Roberta Winfrey, Marie Keyser, Alys D'Avesne, Bella Hertzberg , Elizabeth Johnson , Maureen Fugate, Harriet Yeamans, Saddye Sykes, Pauline Cortopassi, and Mildred Burnette . If we have expressed anything of the greatness of Greek Tragedy, anything of the simple sublimity of Greek taste, anything of the universality of Greek thought, then we shall consider our task well undertaken and the result our humble contribution to Greek Art.

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hand) who inscribed the noble sentiment on that same flyof the leaf: "Kind hearts are more than coronets"-one earliest examples of Left-wing drivel. To introduce a slightly different note from that usually found in the memoirs of book-collectors who always seem to make just such rare and lucky finds, let me tell you of the time I purchased my unknown and pirated editions of Charlotte Bronte. They were "Shirley " and "Villette ," published respectively in 1850 and 1853, and the title-pages of both cribed the work to one "Curr er Bell. " But I was not to be

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poetic tragedy, "The Queen of Cornwall," which I ordered because it was Hardy's own copy, with his Max Gate Library bookplate. To my annoyance, the Cambridge England bookseller must have stuttered, because a week after his first parcel, he sent five other copies of the book, with the same neat Max Gate label pasted in every one, each as like unto the other-and mine-as Congressmen in an election year. But though I was thus thoroughly disabused of the fond notion that my first copy was unique, I did learn that in this the elder Hardy was something similar to the young Thoreau, who wrote in his diary: "I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself." (They were the unsold copies of "A Week on the Concord and Merrimac Rivers" remaining from the original thousand printed.) More recently I have enjoyed a laugh at the expense of the dignity of the Collector of Customs at the Port of New York. This Department's latest coup was in connection with a parcel of books sent me from London , containing works of Hemingway, Woolcott and Andre Maurois. Our watchful wet-nurses of the infant American book-publishing industry , obviously all Hawley-Smoots with a fund of literary information , advised me in no mincing language that such importation was partially in violation of Section 31 ( d) 1 of the copyright Jaw: they would permit me to receive those books I had ordered by foreign authors, but to obtain that of M. Maurois , it was essential that I file an affidavit to the effect that he was 11otan American citizen . I can understand, of course, that Mr. Woolcott's legal residence in Vermont might quite conceivably endanger his citizenship in the eyes of an overzealous Administration appointee. But I would not have supposed that Mr. Hemingway's espousal of the Loyalist cause had placed him too in the black book of the Customs House .... However, I solemnly affixed my signature to a statement that M. Maurois owed no allegiance to our flag. For this information I was forthwith rewarded by a grateful government with my three purchases. There is only room for the announcement I mailed to my friends a year ago, on the occasion of my most important acquisition to date. Here it is verbatim: LITERARY ANNOUNCEMENT We take pleasure in announcing a new work of importance: "KENNETH RAYMOND MYERS "' 14, 1939, 12:05 A.M. Publication Date-April Authors -- 5 D orot hy P. Myers l Cynl B. Myers Editor - Leon Antell, M.D. Publisher - Park East H osp ital Bibliography The first editi on of th e col laboration is limited to one copy. Bound in lin en wrappers, pink and whit e colori ng. 365 rages and appe ndix. Duodecimo -shipping weight via heir male: 6 lbs., 3 oz. The authors have reason to believe they have the "Best Yeller"' of 1939.

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Baylor President Commencement Speaker Patt M. Neff, president of Baylor University at Waco, Texas, and former governor of Texas, will deliver the Commencement address at the University of Richmond on June 11 , ending the four-day final exercises of the 108th session. The baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Dr. Harold W. Tribble, '19, a member of the faculty of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on June 9th. The baccalaureate exercises will be conducted in Cannon

Memorial Chapel and the conferring of degrees will take place in the Luther H. Jenkins Greek Theatre. As early as June 7th will begin the round of social activities which will provide big moments in the lives of the more than 180 men and women who will receive degrees at the final exercises four evenings later. On June 8th alumni of Richmond College and the Law School will hold Alumni Day exercises and Alumnae Day will be celebrated at Westhampton College on June 10th. Although the exact number of graduates can not be known until the seniors have battled and conquered final examinations, the total is expected to exceed the total of 178 who received sheepskins last year. In addition to the degrees won in course the University will present two honorary degrees of Doctor of Divinity upon honored sons of the institution , Bishop Alexander Hugo Blankingship of the Episcopal Church in Cuba, and the Rev. Willis Herbert Brannock, pastor of Gregory Memorial Baptist Church Baltimore, since 1919. The degrees will supplement two honorary degrees awarded by the University in April. To Rabbi Edward N. Calisch, spiritual leader of Beth Ababa Synagogue in Richmond since 1891, went the degree of Doctor of Laws, and upon Virginius Dabney, editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch , was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters.

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Willis Delights Law Dinner Holman \X/ illis, law graduate of the class of '03, Roanoke attorney and nationally known humorist, was the principal speaker at the Second Annual University of Richmond Law School Dinner which was held in the main ballroom of the Hotel John Marshall on Saturday evening, May 4. More than two hundred alumni, faculty, and students of the Law School gathered at an informal reception which preceded the banquet. Distinguished guests, including members of the judiciary and high state officials helped to make the occasion an impressive one. During the dinner Bill Colhoun, a student at the Law School, acted as master of ceremonies in presenting an attractive floor show which included tap dancers, vocalists, and an accordianist. Philip Whitfield , of the class of '29 of the Law School, well known baritone, added to the entertainment with two selections, "Ole Man River," and "Wagon Wheel." The toastmaster at the banquet was Henrico's Trial Justice, Harold F. (Nick) Snead of the Law School of '29. Among the speakers in addition to Senator Willis were President F. W. Boatwright, who delivered a short address of welcome to the returning alumni and friends of the Law School; Dean M. Ray Doubles, who reported on the state of the Law School and delivered an award of $100.00 to Books P. Shetter, of Richmond, a senior student in the Law School, for his prizewinning essay in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition on the Law of Copyrights; William Shakespeare Goode, President of the University of Richmond Student Bar, who made a report on the accomplishments of the new student organization, which had the day before held its first annual meeting; and James W. Gordon, '96, who responded on behalf of the alumni. The alumni and friends of the school were the guests at a

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New York Harry Hill, '28, former President of our New York Alumni Association , was made Assistant Manager of the Life, Accident and Group Department of the Travelers Insurance Compa ny in its 55 John Street, Branch Office. Noble Crossley, class of ' 17, will attend graduation exercises this June for the first time in seventeen years. He has been away from Richmond for fifteen years and has not been back on the campus for the same length of time. At present, he is President of the New York Alumni Association. William Crisp, class of '34, who lives in Washington, was a recent visitor in New York City. He is working for the Continental Life Ins. Co., Investment Building , Washington, D . C. We are always glad to see our out of town alumni. Bud Aiken, class of '35, is work ing in the real estate department of the Union Dime Savings Bank, New York City. Bud is Secretary of the Sons of Indiana Organization. Also, he is on Paul McNutt's Campaign Committee for President. Morris Sayre, class of '06, has recently made his annual trip to Santo Domingo where his company, Corn Products Refining Company, owns and operates a plantation and mill for the production of tapioca starch. He says it is a beautiful and most interesting country . Luther C. Wells, class of '3 2. Luther married Grace Rowland, Westhampton, on June 21, 1935 . They now have an infant daughter, Linda Wyatt Wells , born August 7, 1939 . After completing college, Luther attended the Art Students' League for three years, ( on an out-of-town competitive scholarship for first year) . He did resident painting on the Tiffany estate at Oyster Bay, L. I. for two months in the summer of 1933. He then did free lance work for a while and finally landed a job with the New York Sttn in the Art Department. He is still connected with this newspaper and does quite a bit of free lance commercial art and illustration. His most recent large commission was a mural 6' x 22' for Central Methodist Church in Richmond. Nick Carter, class of '16, will visit the campus this June when his _daughter, Mary Sue Carter, will graduate. Nick 1s connected with the radio department of Pedlar & Ryan, Inc. VICTOR CHALTAIN, '34 , Secretary. f

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ing position this term in the high school at Gloucester Court House . Judson Miller, '37, is working with the Board of Census in Culpeper. Jere M. H. Willis , ' 18, Commonwealth 's Attorney of Fredericksburg, broadcasts the Sunday School lesson every Sunday morning at 1O o'clock from the Bible Class of the First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg over Station WFV A, Fredericksburg. He has a large and enthusiastic following in this section . Werter H. Hurt, '18, has recently been elected President of the Rotary Club and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce in Culpeper. Edward Overton , '30, who has done graduate work at the University of Richmond this year, has been awarded a DuPont fellowship for next year and will resume his studies there. His wife , Frances Willis Overton, '30, and baby daughter, will remain with Frances' mother, Mrs. E. Y. Willis, who was the former Mary Harris, a graduate of Richmond College. Elizabeth Hale, '29, who has been stationed at the North Gate of Shanghai as a missionary to China for the last five years and who is home this year on furlough, was the weekend guest of Margaret Willis, '28, at her home at Lignum during April. While there she spoke at the Lael Baptist Church to a large and interested audience whom she told something of her experiences in China, and showed many int eresting articles of Chinese workmanship. Among her former Westhampton classmates who called on her while she was in this section were Frances Willis Overton, Virginia Willis Cowell , Mary Stevens Jones, Mildred Jones, Nancy Reynolds Smith, and Mary Lou Trice Mitchell. MARY f

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Roanoke Fittingly we begin this account of alumni news in and about the Magic City of Southwest Virginia with a word about Dr. George Braxton Taylor, '81, one of Richmond 's oldest living alumni. On April 7th Dr. Taylor celebrated his thirty-seventh year as pastor of Enon Baptist Church. As part of his ann.iversary activities, our esteemed alumnus preached the same sermon that he used the first time he appeared in the pulpit as pastor of the church, "Jesus Christ the Same, Yesterday , Today, and Tomorrow." With the coming of summer, Dr. Taylor will conclude fifty-four years in the ministry . Have you heard of William (Bill) B. James, Jr. , '25, recently? He is in Roanoke now- been here several months -w ith the Thurman and Boone Furniture Company. Rather gray about the temples , but the same quiet, fine old Bill. Perhaps you remember how tidy and immaculate Rev. Jesse E. Davis , '25 , was as a student residing in Jeter. He 's that way now , if not more so. Just now he is engaged in helping Roanoke in her spring cleaning. As the 1940 president of the Baptist Goodwill and Gospel Mission, Jesse is making an urgent plea for old clothes and old furniture to give employment to the needy and to rehabilitate homes. 'Phoned William (Bill) Armistead Moorefield, '2 5, just now. He wasn't in. However , I had a delightful chat with his wife. I have never had the pleasure of meeting her, but her voice has all the pleasant tonal modul ations of a Westhampton Senior (Wonder if she was one once upon a time.) News of Bill is good. He has recently been promoted to the branch managership of the Graybar Electric Company's interests, with headquar ters in Winston-Salem . Dr. Richard S. Owens, '04, has recently returned from a month's sojourn in Florida.


His h ealth is greatly improv ed, and h e is happy to be again in his Calvary Bapti st Church pulpit. Stanley Craft, ' 31, one of Jefferson Senior High' s most popular instructors , shows no signs of spri ng fever. Rather he is quite alert and enthusiast ic because of his small but stream- lin ed track team that is setting a fast pace in competit ions. On April 6 hi s charges met Woodbury Forest , and one of his boys, Alvin. Smith , set the fastest time thus far recorded for the 1940 prep half mile - 2 :04.5, according to the clock. His team will be represented stro ngly at Duke University for the Southern Conference Inter-Scho lastic meet. Courtney Mottley, '2 1, Guidance Director at Jefferson Senior, is counting credi ts for the grad uation in June of 621 seniors. JOHN G. GLASGOW,'25 , Secretary. f

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Class of ' 15 Celeste Anderson O 'Flah erty (Mrs . Wilmer), secretary, 3503 Moss Side Avenu e Richmond, Virginia. ' Class of '16 Norma Woodward Thro ckmorton (Mr s. Charl es) , secretary, 1515 Confederate Avenue, Richmond, Virgini a. Class of ' 17 Florence Boston Decker (Mr s. Henry) , secretary, 3201 Patterson Avenue, Richmond Virginia . ' Classof '18 Martha Chappe ll, secretary, 2903 Mo ss Side Avenue , Richmond , Vir ginia. Class of '19 Helen H ancock Hundl ey (Mrs . Palmer) , acting secretary, 3012 Noble Avenue , Rich mond, Vir ginia. Class of '20 Sallie Adkisson Ryland (Mr s. Wilbur) , secretary, 4 107 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia . W e are pl anning to have our 20th reunion in June. All members are urg ed to return and bring what picture s and momentoes that you have so that we may plan an exhibit of our own._ Memb ers of the class who return may stay m the college dormitory if they make reservations soon enough. M ary McDaniel Parker is going to get out a letter which will expl ain th e pro gra m and the particular s. Classof'21 Maie Collins Robinson (Mr s. W . 1.) , secretary , 3704 Moss Side Avenue , Richmond , Virginia . Class of '22 Jeanette Henna, acting secretary, 4010 Hermitag e Road, Richmond , Virginia. Hilda Lawson was marri ed on December 21st to Mr. George Philip Jecklin. They are making their home at 233 1 Cathedral Avenu e N.W., Wa shin gto n, D. C. Class of '23 Ethney Selden Headlee (Mrs. T. J.) , secretary, 3806 Seminary Avenue, Richmond Virginia . ' Gus Lacy, Jr., thirteen year old son of Camill a Wi_mbish _Lacy was written up in a January Times-Dispatch as being South Boston's youngest sports reporter. Gus ' ambition is to be a spo rts reporter and sports authority when he grows up . Class of '24 Margaret Fugate Carleton (Mrs. Graham) , secretary, 1503 Wilmington Avenue , Richmond, Virginia.

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Class of '26 Madge Poll ard Pennell (Mrs . W. A.) , secreta ry, Ridgeway Road , Richmond , Virgini a. Class of '27 S:ecyle Loving Hackendorf (Mrs. A. C.) , actmg secretary, 100 Owen Avenue , Richmond , Virginia . M ary Katherine Surface Hut chings (Mr s. Arthur) is engage d in social work in Pittsburgh, Penn sylvania and lives at 7945 Maderia Street. Mrs. Earl Atwood (Rosalind Linson) has moved from Morristown , New Jersey to Cleveland, Ohio. Class of '28 Elizabeth Harris Tones (Mrs. L. L.) , secretary, 1032 West Grace Street, Richmond , Virginia. Di xie Baker Owen has a new daught er born in D ecember. ' Emerald Bristow represented the Richmond Divi sion of William and Mary at the N ew Yor~ Conference of Teachers of Applied Art m Tanuary. She has been giving lectures on antique s to groups over th e state of Virgi nia. Class of '29 Virgini a Perkins Yeam an (Mrs. T. C.), secretarv. 809 St. Christopher's Road , Rich mond, Virginia. Mr s. R. J. Jones (Ruth Cox) has a son, Richard Putney Jones. born February 4th. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leake Parsons II (Rosalie Gore) have been receiving ~on_gratulations upon the birth of a son born on Christmas Day , 1939. He is W alter Leake

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Class of '30 Alice Richardso n Connell (Mrs. Richard G.), secretary, 2508 Seminary Avenue, Richmond, Virginia . . W~ ext~nd to Grace an_d Margaret Wat kin s, 36, sincere sympathy in the loss of their mother. Class of '31 Margaret Leake, secretary, 408 N. Meadow Street, Richmond, Virg inia. Mary Elizabeth Mays was married in April. Laura Thornhill is teaching at Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia. .Marg~ret_ Leake spent a month during th e winter v1s1tmg friends in Jasper , Alabama. Class of '32 Valerie LeMasurier, secretary, 3127 West Franklin Street, Richmond , Virginia. Geneva Bennett was married to Marshall Snelling, ~i chn_iond College , '27, on. January 27th. Eunice Gt!!, '25, was a bridesmaid. Mr. and Mrs . Snelling are living at 152 3 Porter Street, Richmond , where the groom is assistant principal of McGuire 's University School. Louise Sanford has been acting principal


of Alberta High School in Alberta, Virginia during the recent illness of the principal. Louise teaches English and Latin and is also conducting a class in English composition sponsored by the Adult Education Committee. Class of' 33

Archie Fowlkes, acting secretary, 2906 Seminary Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. Foy Gunter became the bride of Mr. George Benjamin Harris on February 10th. Class of '34

Virginia Sanford, secretary, 719 West Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia. Mildred Clay Green writes that she has an eighteen-month old daughter, Patricia. The sudden death of Dorothy Leighty Childress was a shock to her many friends and classmates. Virginia Sanford has recently returned from New York City after taking a course in professional Girl Scouting. While there, Sandy had a most enjoyable visit with Mr. and Mrs. Luther Coleman Wells (Gra ce Rowland) and baby, Linda Wyatt Wells. Class of' 35

Mary Pat Early, secretary, 2722 Hillcrest Avenue, Richmond , Virginia. Mrs. Mills Eure (Evelyn Wycoff) was a recent visitor to Richmond. She makes her home at 3333 Rocky Shore Drive, Cleveland, Ohio. Dorothy Chewning has given up her teaching in Bowling Green for a position on a Washington newspaper. Her sister-in-law, Louise Thompson Chewning, '37, took her place in the Bowling Green High School. A son, Robert Colby, was born to Billie Rowlett Perkins on February 3rd . Billie lives in Grove City, Pennsylvania where her husband is a member of the faculty of Grove City College. Otelia Francis is engaged to Mr. William Badenstein who is working for his Ph.D. at Cornell University. We were sorry to hear of the sudden death of Harriet Walton's father. Mary Harrington writes Miss Lough that she is studying general design in a Boston night school and that Alice is studying interior decornting. Class of '36

. ~lice Ryland, secretary, Shenandoah, Virginia.

Mary Virginia White has a secretarial position in Georgia. Caroline Shafer Essex now lives at 938 West Princess Anne Road, Norfolk where her husband is working with the American Radiator Company. Alice Pugh is still in the Fort Washington Branch of the New York Public Library doing work with children and puppets. Rae Norford was married April 14th to James Maurice Griffith, Jr. at the Market Street Baptist Church in Harrisburg , Pennsylvania. Margaret Watkins is living at home in Dublin, Georgia. She is working in the county agent's office.

Jackie Warner married George W. Warren, Jr., in December. She is living at 36 Edgehill Road, Richmond . Alice Turner has deferred receiving her Master's Degree at the University of Chicago until August. This spring she is reading proof for a book on Metric Differential Geometry by Professor E. P. Lane. Class of '37

Margaret Harris , secretary, Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia. Betty Allison Briel has a son born in January. Hazel Neale is teaching at Dumfries, Virg101a.

There is a note in the April, 1940 American Alumni Council News that Page Johnson , ex-'37, succeeded Mrs. Young as Alumnae Secretary at Barnard. Helen Roper was married on April 20th to Mr. Charles Anthony Quinlan of Wilmington , Delaware. Mr. Quinlan attended Cornell University. Joyce Stanley became Mrs . Robert Deaton Smith on March 21st. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are living at 1038 Pine Street, Norton, Virginia. Class of' 38

Julia Gunter, secretary, 3606 ChamberJayne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. Margaret Bell, ex-'38, became Mrs. Maxwell Cade Woodward in March. She is living in Danville . Esther Webber Green (Mrs. Albert A.) writes Julia Gunter that many of her friends have sought Miami and her this cold winter , and she has enjoyed a "flock of visitors from everywhere." Allie Martin is working at the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. She is in the directory advertising department. Jane Meade, ex-'38, is travelling art teacher in Patrick Henry, Oak Grove, Thorpe, Madison, Stuart, and Dunbar schools. Lula Goode is teaching the fourth grade at Beulah School near Drewry's Bluff. Her teaching address is Route No. 10, Richmond . Frances Flick, ex-'3 8, has a position in the childrens' department in a public library in her home city of Des Moines , Iowa . Mrs. H . J. Harrison (Catherine Carswell), ex-'38, has a daughter born in February at Corregidor, Philippine Islands . Hilda Kirby is working for a radio station in Philadelphia and is living at 3728 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Class of '39

Juliet Florance, secretary, 1823 Grove Avenue, Richmond , Virginia . Tommie Babcock was married on March 23rd to Mr. Raymond Richard Mooney in Babylon , Long Island. Friends of Mildred Markham are happy to know that she is recovering from a serious back injury which she received in an automobile accident. Marion Locke, ex-'39, was married on April 13th to Mr. Sherman Ellis of New York City. Lois Lyle is working as secretary to the head dietitian at the Medical College of

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Virginia. She took the job which Hilda Kirby held before she went to Philadelphia. Evelyn Hazard became Mr s. Kenneth Angus on March 23rd. Kate Peterson Klaffky is working in the Arnold-Constable Department Store m Hempstead , New York. Jean Searing , ex-'39, receives her B.A. degree from New York Univer sity in June . i

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Woodrow \X!ilson Clark , '36, who will be remembered as one of the greatest trackmen in University of Richmond annals and holder of the javelin record , has had a busy and happy time since his graduation. He is now assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church in Syracuse, N. Y. Even before "Woody " was graduated from Colgate-Rochester with the Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1939, he was ordained as minister at Naruna , Va., in June , 1938 , and was married to Miss Louise Gordon , of Richmond, the following September. They are the parents of a baby girl who was born last January 27. "I often think of the 'good old days' at U . of R.," writes Woody , "and watch the papers for reports of its victories and defeats in athletics. I still cherish the days when I was


throwin g the javelin , but have long since realized th at ther e are more important foes to def eat than 'Monk ' Little and William and Mary." ( A mod est statem ent from the man who won th e junior A.A.U.W. championship and set a Univer sity of Richmond javelin record whi ch may stand until Woody is a grandpa. H e chunk ed that ther e spear 213 feet , 8½ inches.) i

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An interesting letter comes from R. C. Paul ette , '3 7, who g ives some information about some of the U. of R. boys who are attendin g Crozer Th eologic al Seminary. He also gives some very important news about him self , namely, that he and Miss Lovina Crossan of Wilmington , Del. , will be married in th e Hanover Pre sbyterian Church of that city on Jun e 28. Th e ceremony will be perfor med by the bridegroom' s father , the Rev. L. F. Paulette, ' 12, of Smithfield. Youn g Paulette is now serving as pastor of th e Fulton Avenue Baptist Church of Baltimor e and will commute between Baltimore and Crozer until next March. H e also writes that Geor ge Rumney , ' 38, is pastor of th e Druid Hill Park Baptist Church in Baltimor e and is attendin g Eastern Seminary in Phil adelphi a.

• 1888 Dr. W . H . Baylor, '88 , recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of bis ordination into the Baptist ministry. He has been at his present charge , the Park View Baptist Church, Portsmouth, for 13 years. Other pastorates were the Calvary Baptist Church of Portsmouth, the First Baptist Church of New Albany, Ind., and the Grace Baptist Church of Baltimore. After 17 years as pastor of Grace Church he resigned to become executive secretary of the Maryland Baptist board but returned to the active ministry in 1927 as pastor of the Park View church. 1889 After 27 years at the helm, Dr. Curtis Lee Laws, 1889 , has retired from the position of editor of the iP atchm an-Exami ner but he plans to continue as an occasional contributor to the publication. He will remain president of the Watchman-Examiner Foundation , Inc. , and will continue to look after its financial affairs. 1908 Dr. Sidney E. Hening, '08, is treasurer of the Northern Baptist Home Mission Society with offices in New York. 19 12 William Brican Miller , '12 , is now teaching at Morri s Harvey College in Charleston, W. Va. Dr. J. Elwood Welsh, ' 12, pastor of the Orang eburg Baptist Church , is now serving as chairman of the executive committee of the Baptist Board of Missions and Education for the State of South Carolina and was further honored by being asked to preach the sermon at the annual South Carolina Convention. He also served as chairman of the Convention committee for the Ministers Pension Plan and led South Carolina as the first State to adopt this new system. His church is now nearing th e completion of a new $75,000 auditorium to replace one destroyed by fire last year. This addition will bring the value of the church prop erty to more than $200,000.

The BULLETIN salut es Macon M. Long , ' 10, who so ably repr esented Wi se County in the Hou se of D elegates during th e past session of th e General Assembly. Successful lawyer and banker, Mr. Long is vice president of the Vir ginia State Bar Association and fo rmer pr esident of th e Wi se County Bar Association . H e is president of the St. Paul N ation al Bank. Macon, Jr. , who get s hi s deg ree in Jun e is man ager of the Spider baseball team, a job hi s fath er befor e him held in College.

1921 Edward Bacon Willingham , ' 21, has received a call to the Fifth Avenue Baptist Chur ch at Huntington, W . Va ., the largest Baptist Church in that State. He goes to this new field after eight years as pastor of the Del Mar Avenue Baptist Church at St. Louis, Mo. After receiving his B.A. degree at the University of Richmond , Dr. Willingham went to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary wher e he won his Master of Theology degree. Alm a Mater conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1933. 1924 Dr. Andrew A. Marchetti , '24 , a member of the Cornell Medical School faculty in New

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York City, is at present engaged in research work in the history of obstetrics. Mr. and Mrs . John Calvin Little announce the marriage of their daughter, Kathryn , to Meredith Alfred Weaver , '24 . The wedding took place January 6th in Fredericksbur g with the Rev. R. V. Lancaster officiating. 1926 Guy D . Hicks , ' 26, whose work with the Curtis Publishing Company keeps him on the move, is now stationed at Pittsburgh. A . Stephen Stephan , ' 26, is associate professor of sociology and economics at the Stout Institute at Menomonie , Wisconsin. 1927 R. B . Cheatham , '27 , is auditor of th e Branch Banking & Trust Company at Wilson, N. C. He never loses an opportunity to bring the University of Richmond to the attention of outstanding high school graduates . W. E. "Bill " Slaughter , '27, is with the Washburn-Crosby Company in Minneapoli s where he is doing splendid missionary work among prospective University of Richmond students. 1928 Captain William C. Bentley , Jr., ' 28, who had been on duty at Maxwell Field, Alabama , , was assigned in February to duty as assistant military attache and assistant attache for air at Rome, Italy. The Rev. P. Ennis Taylor , ' 28, has accepted a call to the Balboa Heights Baptist Church in the Canal Zone and has now begun work in his new charge . Before leaving for the Canal Zone , Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were honored at a meeting of the Oriole Baptist Training Union and at a luncheon of the Baltimore Pastors' Conference. 1929 Lieutenant R. L. Wood , ' 29, is now stationed at France Field in the Canal Zone. His previous posts had been at Langley Field , Virginia , and at Randolph Field, Texas. Miss Rebecca Martin of Lynchburg recently became the bride of C. J. Cridlin , ' 29. They are living in Kansas City where Mr. Cridlin is on the staff of the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue . Santa visited the home of J. S. Hart, '29, export manager of J . M . Huber, Inc., printing ink manufacturers of New York City, on Christmas night and left a bouncing baby boy, Joseph W. The mother is the former Miss Martha Louise Waring, a member of the class of 1930 at William and Mary College. 193 0 Dr. Lawrence Bloomberg , ' 30, of Washing ton, D. C., has accepted the position of assistant director of research for the American Bankers Association and has resigned from the Federal Housing Administration. After receiving his B.A. at the University of Rich -


mond, Dr. Bloomberg continued his education at Johns Hopkins where he won his doctorate. The Rev. William H. Corbitt, '30, form er pastor of Holland and South Quay Baptist Churches and moderator of the Blackwater Association in Virginia, has accepted a call to the Olive Chapel Church at Apex , N. C. 1934 Sandor B. Kovacs, , 34, a member of the Sociology faculty at Baylor University, conducts a popular radio program from w ACO at Waco, Texas, called "Youth Problem Bureau." The program is devoted primarily to the problems of the college young people and Mr. Kovacs acts as Youth Counselor. The program is heard on altern ate Tuesd ay nights at 9 0 •clock.

35 19 . . John Diedrich, '3 5, school pnnc1pa 1 at Purcellville, was married to Miss Sue Leith of Aldie , Virginia on last Christmas Day . Miss Dorothy May Curry became the bride of the Rev. Charles E. S. Ridgway , , 35 , at a wedding solemnized on February 17 at the First Baptist Church of Baltimore. They l ive at 2049 McGraw Avenue , Parkchester, New York City. Mr. and Mrs . George S. Pugh announce the engagement of their d aug h ter, M anon Louise, to Dr. Hazael Joseph Williams, , 35 , of Brownsburg. Dr. Williams is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. 193 6 Mrs. H. Edgar Hazard announces th e engagement of her daughter, Mary Evelyn, '39, to Kenneth Douglas Angus, Jr. , '36, son of Kenneth Douglas Angus and the late Mrs . Angus . 1937 James H . Ricks, Jr. , '37, is now located at the Hoboken, New Jersey office of the Human Engineering Laboratory, Inc., in Stevens Institute of Technology . He had previously been stationed at Boston. Before leaving for his new work at Hoboken, Jimmy spent eight weeks in the Chicago laboratory. Eugene Mercer , Jr., '37, is engaged in the practice of law at Kilmarnock , Virginia. William G. Redwood, '37, is engaged in statistical work in the Special Studies Bureau of the General Auditor 's Office of the Seaboard Railway in Norfolk . 19 38 R. E. Alley, Jr., '3 8, has been appointed 111111111111111111,,,11111111111111111111111,111111111111111111111111111111111111,1111111111,,,,,1

to the General Electric Testing Laboratories where he w ill begin his duties upon the completion this June of his course at Princeton where he has held a fellowship in the Engineering School for the past two sessions. He will receive an E.E. degree. Mr. Alley is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma, honorary physics fraternity. He is the son of Dr. R. E. Alley, editor of the Religious Herald . ,. ,,-

Hutton Elected Judge John K. Hutton , '08, former Suffolk city attorney, was signally honored when he was elevated recently to judge of the Second Judicial Circuit to succeed Judge James L. McLem ore . Mr. Hutton 's nomination as judge of the Second District followed the placing of his name before the Democratic caucus of the General Assembly by Delegate Willis E. Cohoon of the Suffolk-Nansemond district, Delegate Marvin P. Sebrell of Southampton seconded the recommendation. The vote of the caucus was unanimous. ,1' ,-

The 1930 Reunion Sound the bugles and blow the horns! The class of 1930 will soon be trooping back to the old stamping grounds. If we have mixed our metaphors, put it down to the mood we're in-a holiday mood. At the home of the class sponsor, Miss Lough , the Planning Committee met on the evening of March 4th. Those present were Grace Watkins, Alice Richardson Connell, Dorothy Abbott Wood, Jeanette Collie r, Thelma Bryant, Dorcas Hooker and Elizabeth Crowder. Some of the girls had not seen each other for the full ten years since 1930, so the informal business meeting turned out to be a happy get-together which was a pocket edition of what we anticipate for the actual reunion. A number of things were accomplished, however, and the meeting resulted in the following official reunion committee. General reunion committee, Grace Watkins and Alice Richardson Connell; reunion secretary, Dorothy Gwaltney. Sub-committees: reunion supper, Grace Watkins , Helen Harwood Parr , Virginia Prince Shinnick and Frances Willis Overton; reunion luncheon at Miller & Rhoads, Gladys Smith; scrap book, Nancy Cassell; exhibit of the years, Jeanette

non Memorial Chapel. The Alumnae dinner for the graduating class will be Monday evening. This will be the only occasion for formal dress. Then Tuesday evening the Commencement exercises will be held in the Luther H. Jenkins Greek Theatre. All h Al t e umnae who can possibly attend the reunion are cordially invited to do so. We hope to see there: Frances Cake, who is a graduate student at Wellesley; Margaret Flick, whose poems have appeared in Iowa Poets; Margaret Lowe Logan , who before her marriage taLrght in China; Helen Strickland, who, since her study in Germany, has returned to the United States and is now on the faculty of the State Normal at Troy, Alabama; Dr. Frances Noblin, resident at Meridan Hospital , Meridan, Connecticut; Dorca s Hooker, who is assistant head of the Seed Analyst Department of the Virginia State Department of Agriculture; Elsie McClintock, who was President of the Richmood Branch of the A.A.U.W., and who was a student at the Sorbonne, Paris; Alice Richardson Connell, who befor e her marriage taught at the Pan-American Business School in Richmond ; Janie Ruffin, an Exchange Teacher in Rochester , N. Y.; Grace Watkins, who, after getting her M. A. at Boston University, is now teaching at Alma Mater; and all the others whose successes are not known -the M.A's, the careerists and the happy housewive s. DOROTHYGWALTNEY,'30.

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Collier and Thelma Bryant; finance, Grace Watkins. There will be a luncheon at Miller & Rhoads Tearoom Saturday afternoo n, June 8th, at 1: 30, to greet all early arrivals . The members of the class will meet in the lobby of the Tearoom and all go in to luncheon together. It is intended to be a friendly and informal gathering, and all who can be there are urged to do so. The largest attendance, however, is expected at the class supper that evening at 6: 30 in the Social Activities Building. You will see both Miss Lough and Miss Keller at the supper. The members of the class of '30 will be able to attend the Commencement play that evening. On Sunday, Miss Lough is giving a tea from 4:30 to 6: 00 in honor of the class. There you will see other faculty members who were at college when you were there. After tea, there will be the Baccalaureate Sermon in the Can-

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dance given in their honor following the dinner by the students of the Law School. Senator Willis delivered a delightful after-dinner speech which consisted of stories told in dialect and concluded with a negro sermon. One of his many stories concerned some little ducks that kept eating the corn a neighbor was feeding his hogs. The neighbor decided one day he would see how much corn these ducks cou ld eat, so he she lled a sp lit-hickory bushel hamper basket of corn aud fed it to the little ducks. They ate the whole bushel , and then he picked up the little

ducks and put them in the basket "a nd the little ducks, even with the bushel of corn they had eaten didn't nearly fill the basket." President Boatwright in referring to the speaker of the evening said that Senator Willis was trying one of his earlier cases before a county justice of the peace when the latter pulled out a watch as big as a biscuit, and consulted it as he heard the sound of a dinner bell come floating in the courtroom. Interrupting Senator Willis' eloquent argument, the justice said: "That's my wife calling me to dinner and she won't wait dinn er for me , but you keep right on speaking. W lien you are throu gh, look in this book right here; I've written the verdict and put it there."


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