Agnes Scott College - Silhouette Yearbook (Decatur, GA)

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1 yJM jm BegB mM rj im r . ■ H l M PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE DECATUR, GEORGIA EDITOR, JULIA BEEMAN BUSINESS MANAGER, BETTY ANN JACKS mi effe " we offend, it is with our good will That you should think, we come not to offend, But with good will. To show our simple skill. That is the true beginning of our end. Consider then we hut in despite. We do not come as minding to content you, Our true intent is. All for your delight We are not here. That you should here repent you. The actors arc at hand and by their show You shall knou all that you arc like to know. " — Shakespeare om ieni6 Dedication . 4 Forew ord . 6 Fall Quarter . . 10 Winter Quarter . 52 Spring Quarter . 74 Advertising . 124 This has been another year in our college life but not just another ... It was a special year with its own par- ticular meaning for each one of us. Let ' s reflect a little. The Silhouette staff has made this book to mirror some of the unique memories of 195 5. We hope to have preserved the essence of mirrors . . . the background is the same for all, but each one sees the image in relation to himself. Silhouette cJjy. KJeorae f- . ...J c aaas As we look back over 195 5 we choose for the dedication of our yearbook one long since deserving recognition. He is Dr. George P. Hayes, professor of English and pos- sessor of amazing capacity, and these reflections of the year just would not be complete without the special attention due him. Early known as " Pop Quiz " Hayes, his continuing age- less spirit, his completely open manner and his honest intellect have always sought to preserve the best of youth, sincerity and truth, and his ready grin and slightly tousled hair accompany him as closely as the free enjoyment of life they express. We can remember fervent ejaculations we heard from the lips of various members of his classes — " I got a B on my Tom Jones paper! Hayes!! " — " Oh, panic, Robert Frost would have to come the night before our Shakespeare ob- jective quiz! " — " What? scared of him? Heavens, no! I just love him! " Then there were always the windows thrown wide open, the proverbial " pop quizes, " the one- question exams, the outdoor Milton and Donne class, and the oflSce (that much resembles that of a " starving artist " ) in the basement of Presser. Ji i c d t L a n Besides his curricular business, Dr. Hayes had the debaters to direct and advise; he was always an unofficial " presence " among us commoners in the dining hall, in the Hub, and on the dance floor, and did he ever pitch a mean Softball as headkerchiefed manager of the faculty Softball team! At home, our good-natured, easy-going professor has a French wife, to whom along with his grown-up children and young grand-children he frequently referred, and we remember this as a great part of his life. Don ' t go ' way . . . there ' s more . . . even after contending with college girls all day six days a week. Dr. Hayes very willingly led a Boy Scout troop in Decatur! (Could it be we didn ' t keep him busy enough??) Now, if you will reread this dedication you are sure to find a hint of how this man lives the ideals of mental, spiritual, social and physical growth. In recognition of all he has done for us, directly and indirectly, silently and openly, we respectfully dedicate the 195 5 Silhouette to one in learning far above us, yet in spirit one of us. " This above all, to thine oiun self be true; And it must follonj as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. " " jV TILLIONS of books ... art lectures . . . history term papers . . . chemistry reports ... 101 Enghsh . . . biology labs . . . eyestrain . . . exams . . . honor system . . . inspiration . . . hard work . . . achievement . . . these were our academic life: from orientation to graduation in one difficult but proud leap. Remember the mental stimulation and challenges met in classes, the invaluable experience of knowledge found m 19 5 as ASC? UNDAY vespers . . . Tuesday chapel . . . Dr. Thomas and RE week . . . Thanksgiving for our particular blessings this year . . . CA pledges . . . afternoons at Scottish Rite and Ne- gro Missions . . . hall prayers . . . friends ... a stolen moment of meditation . . . these were our spiritual life: from uncertainty to understand- ing in continuing growth. Remember those in- ner experiences we hope the 195 5 Silhouette may recall. TTOCKEY bonfire-pep rally . . . beginning swimming . . . riflery at Dec High School . . . horseback riding at the Saddle Club . . . tank suits . . . new hockey sticks . . . those five- gained pounds . . . flue a la infirmary . . . La- Grange-Varsity basketball game . . . eight (ha) hours sleep . . . spring bike rides and picnics . . . these were our physical life: from under- nourished and gauche to pictures of health and grace. Remember those great games when base body triumphed over meta-physical mind. T)RESS conventions . . . class projects . . . backdrops . . . skits . . . teas and dances . . . dates ... all star concerts . . . debating tourna- ments . . . movies (not only for, but of us!) ... the Met . . . these were our social life: from shy Sue to competent Kate in a mysterious meta- morphosis. Remember those finishing touches to our liberal education. pALL Quarter . . . " When they next awake, (ill this derision shall seem a dream and fruit- less vision " . . . the new and old — another be- ginning . . . rush of parties and rush parties . . . football games at Tech . . . new teachers . . . the freshman chorus line of Black Cat . . . class songs . . . " Those freshmen are the best " . . . the brilliancy of colors as leaves changed and the bleakness of bare limbs . . . shopping for room decorations . . . A. A. street dance and Cotillion formal . . . the hockey game with the University of Georgia . . . Richard Todd and Halloween decorations in the dining hall . . . dreadful days of first tests . . . the sophomore suiniiners . . . the long black line of seniors at Investiture . . . " the Hub " . . . The Skin of Our Teeth . . . Ruth Draper . . . $4,000,000 . . . the relaxation of Thanksgiving holidays . . . Shakespeare and Great Expectations papers . . . exams and teas . . . Christmas parties in the Hub, at fraternities, and in the dorms . . . the Glee Club concert . . . and finally after a long, exciting, quarter of ardent participation, the joy and loveliness of Christmas. " A wonderful time, but lots of work " could describe any of the three retreats held the week-end before upper- classmen reported for fall quarter. Christian Association and Student Government appropriately enough met on Georgia ' s Hard Labor Creek; Athletic Association traveled a little bit farther to Montreat in North Carolina. The purpose of each of the retreats was to make plans for the 19 54-5 S college year and each group was working for the best year ever. Christian Association between periods of devotion (and swimming) decided on a theme for the entire year, Micah 6; 6, and outlined an entire program based on the theme. Student Government heard the re- ports of committees which had been formed the preceding spring in extended meetings at Miss Scandrett ' s. Individual members and committees made various rule requests, and the budget was agreed upon. The most important deci- sion of the Student Government Fall Retreat was a revi- sion of the honor system with the important new clause saying that a student is not obligated to report students violating the system but simply expected to talk to that person requesting her to discuss her case with a member De,,d-p.in expressions of Curry .ind Hall indicate that heading the student body of Agnes Scott is serious business. of Executive Council. Athletic Association, at its retreat, met for the first time the new advisor, Miss " Dusty " Boyce. Plans were made to add ritlery as a regular class and to play other schools in a number of sports. Perhaps of great- est interest to the largest number of students, were the plans for Agnes Scott blazers. It was decided that these plans were to be presented to the student body and, if accepted, a contest was to be held for the pocket design. All of the groups returned to school tired but able to assure everyone. " I wouldn ' t have missed it for the world. " Christian Association members held a quiet devotional service by the lake before beginning work on the progr.im for 1954-5 5. Dr Wallace M. Alston, President, greeted us from his desk. Mr. Walter E. McNair, Assistant to the President, Dean S. G. Stukes, Dean of the Faculty, and Registrar, and Mary Louise At the top of each freshman ' s list of people to meet was the President of our college and community. Dr. Alston. His warm welcome and gracious delightment in meeting each freshman was not only impressive, but suggestive of his leadership and guidance. Later in the year, it was clearly les D. White, r. Secretary to the President, were lobby dwelle ck Hall, the center of campus administration. seen how big a part he played in the blessing that came to our campus in endowments. Our freshmen met his secretary, Mary Louise Winter, and were greatly im- pressed with her many duties and competence. Besides checking convocation attendance, sending birthday greet- ings, and answering correspondence, she was responsible for all appointments for either students or faculty. Next on the list was the affable Dean Stukes, who leads the faculty and registration, but who was most of all, a personal friend in every stu- dent. Any freshman would begin to feel more at ease when as dignified a gentleman .IS Dr. Stukes would stop and talk to her about her dog, her cat, or the grades she made in the fifth grade. The office just across the hall from Dr. Stukes ' was Mr. Rogers ' , the business manager, and he just happened to be in. He was usually dashing about, buying equipment for dorms and din- ing hall, supervising the main- tenance, the budget and all repairs. Not far from the offices of Mr. Rogers and Dean Stukes were those inhabited by the directors of all Alumnae ac- tivities. This student could never forget the first time she met Ann Worthy Johnson and Mitzi Kiser. She was overwhelmed at the enormity of their job; directing pub- licity and alumnae affairs. This entailed much work other than just keeping records of graduates. They ar- ranged class reunions like the one this year for the class of 1933. They sent to all alumnae our special bulletins of the large endowment gift the college received this year, held local alumnae meetings on campus in the Alumnae House, and housed special guests visiting Agnes Scott, such as our religious emphasis speaker. Another special activity of theirs this year was the sale of Agnes Scott plates, which were made available to everyone interested. Leaving Buttrick Hall and again crossing the quadrangle, one student remembers meeting the two people who were directly responsible for the actual home of her college life. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Wynn, Supervisor and Assistant to the Supervisor of Dormitories, were hard to catch be- tween duties. They were racing wildly here and there, trying to make certain that all was safe and ready for the influx of returning students and new freshmen. Their main interest was to make the dormitories as comfortable as possible, but in no way to endanger the lives of any students. But they succeeded and the set of dormitory regulations that each freshman received was respected and obeyed, making dormitory life pleasant to all. i.lmg fa Scott girl. They and off campus. of Miss Ann Worthy Johnson and Miss Mitzi eryday bright spot in the life of an Agnes lided and sponsored all alumnae activities, on ng tours facilities. Through thei girl had the best possibl college ho Sully, Miss Ashley, and ch its flurry of pink and hime sounds and Mrs. Byer and Lou Hill have a few mi vor-due reserve books and and her staff of Lilli: ng do Upstairs in Main Building was the Dean ' s Office. Around this section of Main and the people connected with it revolved the entire social life of Agnes Scott. It was in this office that each freshman met her " mother " for the year. Tuck and Mrs. Curry, in charge of Inman and Hopkins dorms, immediately welcomed with open arms each new " daughter " in this new college household. " Tavie " Garlington was the senior resident in Rebckah and Mrs. McCracken was in Main. Visiting around the new student was amazed by the beauty and the charm of the McCain library, maintained by Mrs. Byers and her staff. The beautiful furnishings, the solitude of the carrels, the rows and rows of books, and the peace and quiet contributed not only to an aca- demic desire to study, but also to relaxation and enjoyment. Each Freshman was given a brief course in library tech- niques so that she might begin work on her research paper without any handicap. The staff kept the campus up with all current activities by preparing exhibits in the reserved book room and in the lobby. They were especially proud of their Robert Frost collection, which included not only books, but many personal letters. On the way back to her dorm, our interested friend stepped off at the charming building next to the gym. In the in- firmary. Dr. Alexander and the resident nurses assured her of their ability and readiness to deal with anything from a bump on the head to a high fever. The decorations and the facilities of the Infirmary pleased and reassured this healthy freshman, making clear that any stay with the " Doctor ' s family " would be completely comfortable. Concluding her tour before registration, the last stop was the dining hall. The tremendous surprise in finding that such a beautiful Gothic building as this was actually a dining hall will never be overcome by all of the new stu- dents. The beauty of the red leather doors, the attractive furniture and the lovely color scheme were admired daily. The peaceful orderliness, the comfort of the friendly table arrangement, and the good food made each girl look forward to meal times with no anxiety other than just hunger. The staff of the Health Service Janet Alexander ' s family " — Mrs Owen, R.N. The dining hall fa Gillespie, was headed by the d Committee consisted of " Doctor Alice Bray, R.N. and Miss Inez nily, Mrs. Lane and Mrs. Louis etitian, Ethel Johnson Hatfield. Probably the most exciting adventure of preparation for all coming to Agnes Scott was the meeting with Miss Scandrett. So full of enthusiasm herself, she could not help but be pleased with the optimism and impatience of the new students. The freshman was amazed to find that Miss Scandrett knew so much about her, an amazement that increased, when she discovered that Miss Scandrett knew about every- body. She memorized the names and history of every new girl, Besides working hand-in-hand with Student Govern- ment, she was in charge of all social activities, was re- sponsible for the college calendar, previewed all skits and planned programs, and above all, was counselor, leader and friend to every student. Her keen perception of character and her many abilities made her place in the heart of each Scott girl eternal. The last minutes of this before-classes- begin preparation period found the entire student body lined up for registration. Checks were lost, checks were found, and finally our bothered freshman made her way slowly into Mr. Tart ' s office. She soon found she had nothing to fear in her financial problem, for Mr. Tart, the treasurer, had her already fixed up, her name checked off. and she was soon thanking him and Miss Cook, his secretary, and peacefully joining another line, that of the registrar. Barbar a Duvall helps Miss Lai prcpart for mailing some of the busy a work is Miss Evelyn G tor of Admissions and Assistant Regi etters she writes to prospective studen of the Bookstore. Anxiously awaiting the greeting of Miss Steele, the Direc- tor of Admissions, and the discovery of just who would teach what class, each Freshman excitedly questioned about each teacher that walked down the hall. Each student had been looking forward to the meeting with Miss Steele, for all of the detailed correspondence about Scott had come directly from her. A placement test, if necessary, was taken in stride with all the other getting-ready procedures. If she was lucky, the freshman got a glimpse of a few of her other professors, and found that they actually did look somewhat like the pictures in last year ' s Silhouette. A quick dash to the book store proved to be quite ex- citing. There, amid ten-pound history books and one-cent postage stamps, she found Agnes Scott ' s confidential agent, Mrs. Garwood. And then — all through the building bells began ringing. Here it was; college work had begun. The new kiln of the Agnes Scott Art Depart- ment has opened the way for the very popular studio work in enamels and ceramics during the 19 54-55 college year in addition to the work in various media already offered. In ad- dition to studio work, the students are offered lecture courses covering phases of art from history to philosophy to psychology. The de- partment has sponsored several visiting lectures during the year and has presented in its gal- leries collections such as a group of Frasconi woodcuts, and the International Business Ma- chines collection of modern paintings. The Bible Department worked to introduce students to the methods of studying the Bible to broaden knowl- edge, enrich appreciation, and deepen devotion. Because the Bible had such a breadth of scope, the department felt a unique responsibility to dem- onstrate the relationships be- tween Bible study and the of- ferings of other departments. Dr. Garber was a representa- tive to the World Council of Churches in the summer of 1954. C. Benton Kline, as- sistant professor, was on leave during the 19 54-55 school year. Dr. Henry H. Rowley, fa- mous British Old Testament scholar, was brought to the campus under the auspices of the University Center. His topic was " The Unity of the Bible. " The Bible Club, sponsored by the Bible department, was a student organization with the Bible professors as ad- visors. The meetings, held on Tuesdays at five, were busmcss and inspirational, often with student-led discus- sions or talks. Callie Mc- Arthur Robinson was presi- dent of the group. Miss Anna Josephin in W. Roberts, As abeth Gray, Inst 1, Professor of Biology, tant Professor of Biology; Mrs. Netta ctor in Biology; Miss Anne Martha Salyerds, Assistant in Biology; Mis Assistant Professor of Biology. The aim of the Biology Department was to acquaint the students with the Hving world and to give them a greater understanding of its operation. The staff was engaged in research most of the time. Miss Bridgman worked on Protozoa " every spare minute I had. " Dr. Roberts, with a grant from the University Center, purchased a special microscope for use in his re- search on substances in plant cells. Miss Salyerds had just completed work for her master ' s degree and Miss Grose- close working on her doctorate. The members of our Chemistry Department are actively concerned with up-to-date methods and the practical as- pect of their subject as well as with the study of chemical theories. Dr. Frierson is engaged in research on paper par- tition chromotography. a method of analyzing chemical substances that make possible the separation and detection of microscopic amounts of elements. The specialized classes saw the subjects they studied applied as they visited such place as the Kraft Food Company and the State Crime Laboratory. Many a strange story is told by the chemistry students. It seems there is a still in operation in Campbell Science Hall, and Dr. Frierson hammered nails into the wall with frozen bananas during a graphic demonstration of the properties of dry ice. Miss Crigler ' s organic classes recall the fruit salad they made when in their experiment on esters they tasted fruit to discover its composition. Left dog sho both to r aal te nd enjoy Sigma Phi is pe rhaps our " lean isd " St udei It organiz Members of Eta Sigma Phi were: Bettie Forte, President; Pat Pa- den, Vice-President; Georgia Syribeys, Secretary; Helen Jo Hinchey, Treasurer; Susan Aus- tin, Mary Beaty, Stella Biddle, Pat Hale, Beverly Watson Howie, Sally Legg, Betty Claire Regen, Callie McArthur Robin- The Classics Department of Agnes Scott, headed by Miss Kathryn Glick not only introduces students to some of the world ' s oldest and greatest literature in the original form of Greek or Latin, but also ofFers historical appreciation courses in English for those without a language back- ground. Students of the classics department are concerned with the poetry, philosoph) ' , and drama of the ancients and with the influence of classical thought on the modern world. The department s ponsors Eta Sigma Phi, classic fraternity which during bi-weekly meetings at the home of Miss Glick during the 19 54-5 J school year has studied stories from Greek mythology and Ovid ' s Mcfmiwrphosis. Each member of the fraternity was called upon by the president, Bettie Forte, to lead at least one discussion. Agnes Scott ' s Economics and Sociology Department strives to achieve two main goals within the student ' s col- lege and future life. First, the department seeks to help the student, through the study of sociology and economics, to understand the complex pattern of interrelationships in the world of which she is a part. Each student becomes con- scious of her individual obligation to live in the world with understanding. In achieving within the student this respon- sibility toward the community the department also fulfills its second desire. The realization that most women today earn a living shows the student that a training in economics and sociology opens up a variety of job opportunities. Mell and Miss Smith ide speakers and field i-sirr- B. O. Z. (the meaning of these initials is held to be a secret known only to members) was the upper class, creative prose writing club. There were eleven members this year with Jean Gregory as president. The number was kept small in order that each member might read one of her works at least once a quarter. Members con- structively criticized each other ' s writing. Meetings, held at the home of Miss Preston, were informal and enjoyable. There was usually plenty of good food and a big fire to lend a cozy atmosphere. The English Department was a basic and a popular branch of the college. Freshmen, through work in their English courses, increased their ability to write and think clearly. Gaining an appreciation for good literature, many st udents went on to take advanced English courses. There were a large number of English majors and students doing independent study on subjects ranging from the writing of T. S. Eliot to that of William Faulkner. Dr. Hayes played in " The Skin of Our Teeth. " Miss Leyburn last year worked in California on Swift. The speech classes played an active part in college life. A speech choir, which met twice a week for choral reading, was organized in the elementary classes. In chapel a few weeks before Christmas speech students presented the story of the birth of Christ, under the direction of Miss Roberta Winter and Miss Julianne Hale. George P. Hayes, professor of English is pictured in his study, tiilking to some of his students. Emma May Laney, professor of English advises Sarah Petty about her work. Members of B. O. 2. were: Jean Gregory, President; Helen Pokes, G. B. Christ opher, Donna McGinty, Ann Allred, Pat Hale. Jane Frist, Polhill Smith, Susie Benson, Ann Lane, Dot Members of the English department chat with Robert Frost at a luncheon held in his honor. They are left to right: Roberta Winter, Ellen D. Leyburn, Lois Barr, Mr. Frost, Dr. Hayes, Emma Mae Laney, Annie May Christie, Julianne Hale, Janef Preston, Margaret Trotter. Top: Margaret Taylor Phythian, Professor of Fr Bottom: Assistant Professor Melissa CiUey, Assc Florence Dunstan, and Instructor Mary Herbert of the Spanish students. Top: Assistant Professo Clark, Associate Prof. Professor Mary Virgin! his oral-practice classes. Bottom: Muriel Harn, Prof. Alle of the type he The French, Spanish and German Departments en- deavor to help students gain the ability to read foreign literature with enjoyment and to speak foreign languages fluently. Through speaking English as little as possible in class discussions and through regular oral practices teachers emphasize oral proficiency. In the literature courses students learn to appreciate all that is fine and artistic of the French, Spanish, and German authors. The French Club is a very enjoyable part of the French department. At the first meeting this year, held at the home of Miss Phythian, the old students presented a num- ber of short plays. Later in the year members saw a French movie and heard a program of French music. At Christmas time they joined the other language clubs in singing foreign carols during the Sunday evening party in the Hub. The visit of Senora Maria Ortegas was a high point in the activities of the Spanish department and Spanish Club this year. Having made a study of Sou.h American folk music, she sang a variety of Mexican songs in chapel and accompanied herself on the guitar. Her visit was one of many ways in which the Spanish department promoted a better understanding of South America among the students. Miss Harn entertained the German students at her house several times during the year. At her Christmas party students joined in singing carols. Miss Harn showed them her quaint wood carvings of the Nativity scene. The French Club gathered at Miss Phythian ' s for a Christmas play. Senora Ortegas sang for Spanish Club. p ' " ' .- M ' The History Department consisting of Dr. Posey, Mrs. Sims, Miss Deschamps f S and Miss Smith, is such a busy and ■ " 3 mM popular one that we could only man- o-V " m age to trap the head, an expert in JPfc " i» m Rob " head of the math depart- cheerfully explains for the tenth Dannie and the other girls seem njoy math under Miss Gaylord, tant Professor of Mathematics. Although she may have difficulty adding 2 and 2 and get- ting 4, the Agnes Scotter who comes in contact with Math 101 or the more advanced courses soon appreciates the Mathematics Department as it is directed by Professor of Math. Henry A. Robinson and Asst. Professor Leshe Janet Gaylord. So that the students can appreciate mjre than the mechanics of math, " Dr. Rob " stresses the beauty of math and this year brought Dr. Tebor Rado to the campus. Members of Chi Beta Phi iiere: C. Alford, President; P. Waller, Vice-Pres.; G. Lucchese, Cor. Sec; J. Gaissert, Rec. Sec; H. Jackson, Treas.; N. Adams, A. Bullard, A. Clayton, L. Fine, H. Haynes, B. Jensen, M. Schepman, S. Shippey, M. Vann, C. Wells. The 19 54-55 college year was marked m the History and Political Science Department by the return to the campus of Professor Walter Brownlow Posey who had been teaching abroad during the past year, the appoint- ment of Dr. Catherine Sims to the chairmanship of the committee to select Fulbright scholars for the United Kingdom, and the granting to Miss Margaret Deschamps of a Fellowship from the Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church for post-doctoral work in Scot- land. Under the instruction of Mr. Posey, Mrs. Sims, Miss DesChamps and Miss Florence Smith, students followed courses of study including all phases of present and past national and world events. The aim of the history and political science department is the enlightenment of the student as a conscientious citizen, with a background of the past for a more comprehensive interpretation of issues today. Pertinent outside reading is encouraged by the department and clear interpretation in addition to knowl- edge of facts. The national honorary science fraternity, Chi Beta Phi, had a chapter (Alpha Sigma) at Agnes Scott. Members were elected from among majors in all the sciences and were initiated at a formal banquet in the fall. The club met every other Thursday, with business and or a speaker as the program. If there was a speaker, the meeting was held at night and the campus community was invited to hear the visiting scientist. In the spring the members paused in their observations for a picnic (and probably classified every butterfly and cloud formation they met.) upper left: Roxie Hagopian and Raymond Martin fessors, John Louis Adams, assistant professor, and i Jay Fuller, Mrs. Lillian Rogers Gilbreath, and Mrs. I wich Harris, were members of the music department Upper right: Michael A. McDowell, Professor of Mu a lesson. Lower left: Wallace McPherson Alston Profess or of philosophy , in his office Low er ight: E nily S. Dej ter. Ass jciate Pr ofessor of Phil Dsophy and Ed, ication, and Felix Bayard Gear, vi iting P ofessor of Bible, o th e Philos jphy Depai tment d scuss an interes ting pr Mem. The nini of the Music Department was to do what could be done within the framework of the bachelor of arts degree to provide students with the means of understanding music as a hterature and as a part of the cultural heritage of our civilization an d to provide individual instruction, of as high quality as possible, in voice and instruments. Mr. McDowell presented a concert on the new grand piano in the fall. Several members of the staff gave recitals. The Glee Club gave several programs throughout the year and during the year the majors gave recitals. Mr. Kline was working on a doctorate at Yale during the year so that he might be elevated to head of the depart- ment at his return. The aims of the Department of Philosophy were to acquaint the student with persons and movements in the history of reflective thinking and to stimulate and guide the student in her own effort to " see life steadily and see it whole. " (Matthew Arnold). The activities of the Department of Physical Education were an integral part of the educational offerings of the college. The unique contribution of the department was through physical activity, resulting in the student ' s acqui- sition of physical and social skills, good health behavior patterns, and the development of leadership. This year a new course, tumbling, was added. The hygiene lectures were discontinued. Plans were ulkIo for new gym outfits to be purchased by each student next year. — The Physi. Professor, Education Staff, Llewellyn Wilburn, Associate riette Haynes Lapp, Assistant Professor, and In- nie Louise Dozier, Harriet Ashley, and Glendora i g pHViPR! B ff j 1 v fl M plifli H r 1 H 1,; t " R ' 1 H 1 iw J V 1 I ' H |H 1 EaPfli ?; J L ■% 1] kj l -V s« V " " y B l, jpJ P m H p- ». 1 ■i Ja l nBH i ' 1 -i Dr. William Calder, Profes Physics and Astronomy, stops pictures long enough to have hi Dr. McMillan taking The Psychology and Education Department has as its aim the basic understr.n iing of the principles of psychology and their apphcation in the field of education. Because the interest in teaching has mushroomed, this year has been the last time the department will be combined. Dr. Samuel Guerry Stukes will continue as Professor of Psychology and Dr. Richard L. Henderson will become Professor of Edu- cation. Highlights of the year were the continuation of the testing program which serves the campus and sur- rounding schools; and the presentation of a lecture by Wolfgang Koehler, research professor of psychology and philosophy at Swathmore. Th; Astronomy Department was more strongly empha- sized than was the Physics Department, both of which were under Dr. William A. Calder. Dr. Calder did not carry on research at the Bradley Observatory because he felt it was more important to keep the Observatory avail- able to students. The large groups found there on open nights were evidence of the community ' s appreciation of their unusual opportunity to gaze and learn, for there were large numbers of Agnes Scotters, public school chil- dren, and the general public. In April the Observatory, which is the home of the Atlanta Astronomical Club, played host to the Southeastern States Convention of the Astronomical League. Miss Katharine Omwake, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Miss Emily Dexter, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education. The education department, an increas- ingly important one, consisted of Dr. Henderson, Dr. Hodson, Mrs. McGeoch Dr. Samuel Guerry Stukes, Professor and Mr. Ginther, who meet here in of Education and Psychology, shows the seminar. his familiar grin. a66 The Ann Edv Adar rds Ake Anne Nancy Genetha Alexan Elizabeth Ginn Alford Emasue Alford Elizabeth Trice Ansley Anna Fox Avil Paula Jean Bagwell Rebecca Alexander Barlo Virginia Drew Blankner Josephine Reid Bogle a Ann Burnett ry Dyniond Byrd Barbara Ellen Byrnes Henrietta Camp Mary Ann Campbell Diana Kay Carpenter Betty Hughes Cline « Alberta Consuelo Coldwell Mary Helen Collins Katherine Bruce Copeland Anne Bayly Corse How well we remember our first days as Freshmen! In the family car which was bulging with suitcases and books and garment bags, the new typewriter, the favorite tennis racket, and the box of odds and ends (trunk space ran out), we arrived in front of Main, one by one. " Which one of those girls on the front steps is my Junior sponsor? " we all wondered. Then, having found — or been found by — our sponsors, we had registration and interviews to go through, roommates to meet, settling down to do. The get-acquainted-with-Agnes Scott parties started imme- diately. They said it was a Happy Birthday-type party. We Freshmen (sounded good, didn ' t it? " We Freshmen " !) found that it was our birthday, our first at Agnes Scott, planned especially to help us get acquainted with each other. So we did. See anyone you know? of 38 Mary jo Cowart Martha Burleson Davi ' Nancy Claire Edward; Elizabeth Ann Elliott Sara Hazel Ellis Nelle Fuller Fambroush Rebecca Reid Fewell Frankie Flowers Sally Cooper Fortson Susan Howe Foxworth June Wise Fulmer Ivy Davidson Furr Gloria Hope Gaffney Martha Walker Gaine May Elizabeth Geiger Patricia Anne Govei Eileen Graham Nancy Hines Graha Ann-Juliet Gunston Norman G-i Helen Hachtel Nancy Elizabeth Hale Carolyn Hughes Handley Elizabeth Bell Hanson Joann Hill Hathaway Everyone seemed to want to make us welcome- — literally; but even the fiftieth time we heard the word in a speech during that first week we didn ' t mind, because we knew it was sincere. Everyone seemed also to want to give us a party. Maybe some of us even thought we ' d come to a party-school (we got over that thought before Thanks- giving). The name tags — red pennants for the Class of ' 5 8 — were hard to remember to wear but they were a big help in our learning to know which names fit which faces. " Captain Hook " Alston and " First Mate " McCain, lined up for inspection, enjoyed Christian Association ' s Peter Pan Party for the Freshmen as much as we did. Some of the newly inducted braves with some of the ruling tribal chiefs, at the Sophomore real, genuine, honest-Indian Pow-Wow for the Freshmen — here are Al, Carl, Lib, Anne, Dennis the Menace, Margie, Penny, Mary, and Sis. It was almost impossible, from the Freshman point of view, to pick our own classmates f.om the crowd. Everybody looked so mature! Of course, there were some who looked as bewildered as we felt — and we figured they were Fresh- men too, and some who looked really old — and we figured they were Seniors, and some who just looked at home — and we put them in the vague classification of Upper- classmen. Catherin Slover Hodgii Marjorie Cole Hoge Susan Rowan Hogg Nancy Wyly Holland Sarah Kincannon Huds Jeannette Martin Hul Elizabeth Jourdan Jo Julia Irene Jones Betty Sue Kennedy Nancy Read Kimmel Nora Alice King Janet Michelle Lamb Maude Eugenia Lambert Helen Ann Landel Mildred Rutherford La Carolyn Elizabeth Langston Cornelia Louise Law Shirley Marie Lawhorne add Feeling dressed up and very much like Freshmen, we met tl faculty at the reception in Rebekah. We forgot half the names, but not their smiles or their warmth. Although some of them fooled us, most of the faculty and staff were easy to spot. Finding some old Silhouettes lying around at strategic spots, we boned up on doctorates and departments. We began to be very impressed, but not only with their learning. We found them to be distinct personalities. It was like moving into a new neighborhood, a very select neighborhood. Susanne Stuart Long Anne King Lowry Julia Elizabeth MacKay Edith White MacKinnon Martha Carolyn Magrude Maria Menefee Martoccia Janice Matheson Marion Winchester McCall Mary Louise McCaughan Mary Elizabeth McCorkle Lucille Lee McCrary Mary Anne McCurdy Mary Grace McCurry Caro McDonald Shirley Truitt McDonald Barbara Pinckney McDowell Tonai Jane McPheron Anne Harbin McWhorter Betty Jean Meek Martha Ann Meyer Mary Jane Milford Alice Kay Miller Mary Caroline Miller Marilyn Elizabeth Monaghan Sarah Jane Morris of ' 58 a a66 Sarah Lavonne Nalley Vivian Joyce Nash Judith Carey Nash Nancy Alice Niblack Mary Randolph Norton Martha Lillian Null Jane Law Patten Phia Peppas Caroline Alice Phela Blythe Posey Edna Louise Pott Julian Grey Preb Anita Louise Rigdon Carol Ann Riley Dorothy Ann Ripley Phoebe Luell Robert Grace Eugenie Roberl Mary Celeste Rogers Caroline Elizabeth Romberg Rita Mae Rowan Cecily Preston Rudisill Joan Edwards St. Clair Becoming familiar with the campus itself was another part of beginning to belong. Some of the upperclassmcn con- fided they still can not name the cottages in order. Our Junior sponsor took us on our first shopping trip into Decatur, answering a hundred questions as she showed us around. On the first shopping trip in Atlanta, we were almost too baffled by Rich ' s to know which questions we wanted to ask. That first Sunday Atlanta for us. It Betty, and Anne si and a little wilted. Association sponsor fun. Like the rest 01 ' 58 Joan Sanders Frances Beirne Sattes Jo Ann Mortimer Sawyer Ann Scoggins Margaret Ramona Segrest Frances Steele Shepard Elizabeth Moore Shumake Barbara Wood Sinclair Jeanne Heath Slade Carolyn Belle Smith Shirley Sue Spackman Julia Deene Spivey Sarah Catherine Staple Clara Ann Starnes Ann Stein Patricia Lou Stewart Eileen Doris Stockton June Stokes Elizabeth Langhorne Sydn Harriet Hibarnia Talmad Delores Ann Taylor Linda Lee Taylor Joyce Lucile Thomas Barbara June Thompson Beverly Ann Thrash Everyone had told us " Wait until Black Cat Day! " when we said we wanted to do something as a class. Our first official election saw Lib Geiger chosen Freshman Black Cat Chairman. We really learned a lot about the poten- tialities of Our Class as we worked on songs and cheers end the talent show. It was the first Black Cat Day the Class of ' 58 would kn Liz Ansley and Jourdan Jones, our cheerleaders, led us do the aisle waving our col ors, red and white. (By the time chose our colors we felt we belonged.) Although upper classmen have more hours four (or something) than Freshmen, ai more time for clubs, ' 58 Club is the sp Freshmen, thanks to C. A. Grace Chao i dent, with vice-president, secretary-trei chairman, Diana Carpenter, Dot Ripley, lively. Peggy Bridges was our guardia Cabinet. a day than twenty- consequently have ial property of the s elected our presi- irer, and publicity nd Sue Lile respec- angel from C. A. It was good to begin to get into things. We were used to engagement books full of extra-curricuiars back in high school. We wanted to get into the stream of activities again. We found, however, that the college level of work left us limited club-time and that we had therefore been gently pointed to the activities especially designed for the Freshman schedule. Not pictured: Grace Yao Ping Chao Joann Elmore Hodge Marjorie Louisa Malla Janet Barbara Mathls Martha Ann Oeland Dorothy Ann Raff Susan Frances Riffe Mary Kay White aJJ rolyn Hindm; thryn Ann T. irilyn Obert 1 Wa Rosalyn Warren Mary Ruth Watson Mary .lane Webster Patti Maxine White Mary Ann Wilhelmi Catherine Hudson Willi: Anne Pollard Wilson Mary Frances Wilson Mary Fleming Winn Folio is another exclusively Freshman Club. The budding ladies of letters met on Thursdays to read and discuss each other ' s work, with Miss Trotter ' s help. Nancy Kimmol sits in the presi- dent ' s chair, and Susan Riffe is doin? secretary-treasurer duties. Other members are Helen Hachtel, Phia Poppas, Lue Robert, Marty Gaines, Diana Carpenter, and Elizabeth MacKay. Those taken in the following quarter were Edith MacKinnon, Randy Norton, Jo Hathaway, Nancy Niblack, Liz Ansley, Grace Rob- ertson, and Nancy Holland. of ' 58 " Agnes Scoff we deem yon the best in the land. We ' ll always strife for the things for which yon stand. When school is over and we ' re far away. We ' ll think about you a part of each day. Before the first quarter was up we had begun to think of our new friends, not as from Georgia, from Florida, or from North Carolina or Connecticut or Virginia, but of Agnes Scott. We were newest at the game, latest getting papers written, most often getting homesick, but we liked this idea, becoming more and more an actuality, of being college women. Agnes Scoff ue met you, and right from the start You stole a place in each one of our hearts. Agnes Scott ive love you and want you to know: We ' ll remember you. " M t i.. i J 4 4 ■ » i . Hi Members of Executive Committee were: C. Curry, President; Jo Hall, Vice President; H. Jackson, Orientation; H. Stovall, Day Student; B. J. Schaufele, J. Henegar, A. Hanson, C. Craw- ford, J. Brown, L. Alexander, J. Johnson, H. Haynes, H. Pokes, L. Guenther, T. Kwilecki, L. Harley, House Presidents; S. Davis, Lower House Chr.; L. Allen, Stu. Rec; J. Stubbs, Sec; A. Welborn, Treas.; G. Fain, J. Sharp, D. Musgrave, S. Burns, L. Shumaker, C. Romberg, Representatives. lavis. Chairman; N. Thomas, N. Holland, G. Gaffney, J. S. Fox vorth, L. Alexander, N. Burkitt, M. M. Moody, M. Minter, N. Fraser, C. Ballas, C. N. Brock, J. Smith, T. B. Deal, V. A. Redhead, nnett, S. Thomas, B. Howie. Members of Lower House wei Secretary; P. McCall, R. W Alford, M. Hil Connie Curry and Jo Ann Hall had a busy year leading the activities of the Executive Committee of Student Government, for Connie was President and Jo Ann, Vice-President and Judicial Chairman of this important organization. Exec, as it is known on campus, functions as a legislative, executive, and judicial body. One well known phase of its work is the weekly trial of students who have broken certain rules. This year in order that it might be better understood how this is done, a meeting of Exec, at which actual cases were judged, was held in chapel. As is true at all Exec trials, numbers of cases were used Instead of names of the students. In order to carry out its other duties more efficiently. Exec is divided into a number of committees such as the committee for studying and proposing new rules, the handbook commit- tee, and the school spirit committee. This year the rules committee experimented with different methods of count- ing social engagements so that students might have leeway in scheduling their dates. Freshmen were very pleased by the decision of Exec in regard to double dating with mem- bers of their own class during the winter quarter. Projects of the other committees were also well received. Hey Day was the work of the spirit committeee. of leading students g Honor Emphasis Week vited to write thei] think about the Honor Emphasis Week in the fall gave new stu- dents a chance to learn the meaning of the honor system and uppercLissmen an opportunity to reconsider their place in it. Copies of Dr. Alston ' s interpretation of the honor system were distributed at the beginning of the week. After students had had an opportunity to read and think about it, discussions of the honor system were held at hall prayers. In an impressive ceremony in chapel freshmen signed the honor system pledge book, and upper classmen took the new pledge. Agnes Scott is rightly proud of the students on the Honor Roll. They reflect the first ideal of the college, that of high intellectual attainment. However, we believe these girls exemplify the other three standards, including, as their smiles show, that last " " indefinable " ideal. The Chairman of Low er House was Sarah Davis, a familiar sight in chapel where she announced such Lower House projects as the concert ticket exchange. Other members of Lower House might be recognized as the harried-looking girls craning their necks in house meetings as they tried to see if everyone from their wing of the hall was present. These were also the girls mercilessly cross- examined about the dates of coming fire drills. A large number of successful projects were executed by them this year. As a part of the ticket exchange program, surplus tickets were given to children in a nearby orphanage. The notepads on our doors were placed there by Lower House. Members ran the snack bar in the Hub and the second- hand book store. Students received a decided shock in chapel one day when a girl arose to announce that Lower House had purchased several thousand uniforms, purple, and adjustable to fit 90% of all sizes. However, it soon appeared these uniforms designed " to stop messy appear- ances on campus " were merely book jackets and very smart ones at that. Student Body Pr nd Vice-President Ha 1953-1954 HONOR ROLL Freshman Class: Priscilla Godwin Bennett, Caroline Eliz- abeth Carmichael, Catharine Allen Crosby, Rebecca With- erspoon Deal, Barbara Ann Duvall, Carolyn Isabel Herman, Evelyn Byrd Hoge, Evalyn Frances Hosterman, Virginia Tressel Keller, Mary Ashford Oates, Dorothy Ann Rearick, Virginia Ann Redhead, Joanne Smith T, Nancy Eleanor Wright. Sophomore Class: Margaret Ann Alvis, Barbara Battle; Mary Emmye Curtis, Guerry Graham Fain, Peggy Jordan May- field, Mary Elizabeth Richardson, Sally Shippey, Dorothy Jane Stubbs, Nancy White Thomas, Vera McKnight Wil- liamson, Catherine Tucker Wilson. Junior Class: Helen Ann Allred, Julia Carolyn Beeman, Constance Winnifred Curry, Bettie Lucille Forte, Patty Elizabeth Hamilton, Ann Louise Hanson, Helen Jo Hin- chey, Betty Ann Jacks, Mary Norwood Land, Mary Love L ' heureux, Virginia Alice Nunally, Patricia Frances Paden, Sarah Katheryne Petty, Betty Jane Reiney, Cora Sue Walker, Pauline Davis Waller, Margaret Williamson. " As a member of the Stiideiif Government Associat:on of Agnes Scott College, I consider myself bo2ind by honor to develop and to uphold high standards of honesty and behavior; to strive for full intellectual and moral stature; to realize my social and academic responsibility in the community. To attain these ideals, I do therefore accept this Honor System as my way of life. " In the fall of 1954 Agnes Scott became movieland. 20th Century Fox moved in with all their equipment — lights, cameras, action, and Jean Peters and Richard Todd. Classes were interrupted and books were forgotten while the cameras ground for a few scenes of A Man Called Peter. The background was made up of Agnes Scott girls wear- ing bright colors — on the tennis court or the hocky field, coming from the library, on the quadrangle with Jean Peters, or riding in a 193 6 car. Behind this production was a man called Sam Engle, who kept everyone in their proper place from lighting expert to Jean Peters to Agnes Scott. We decided to ask Mr. Engel, a man who spends his life working with beautiful girls, to select the beauty queens for the 19 5 5 Silhouette. He was more than gracious. Richard Todd, seeming to be perfectly unconcerned by the com- bined stares of scores of Agnes Scott girls and Decatur towns- folk, discusses the next scene of A Man Called Peter with the director, on the hockey field. Beloii, upper left: Dr. Alston tries out one of the props, an old car carefully parked in front of Buttrick to add 193 0-ishness to the movie. Upper right: Mr. Todd tries his hand at archery, to the delight of t e archers, who were practicing for their big scene. left: Jean Pete ight: Miss Peters patiently " holds that pose " as lights eras are brou " ht into position. c - .auro or honesty, that !hese three lovely glr. 1. Emasue Airord 2. Judy McDanlel 3. Susan Long in, s famous Hollywood star? o Bxcltlng and Intorftstlng. group, all EIGHT - Sajnual G. Engol, The judge was reluctantly ■willing to use his great expe with feminine beauty to choose our loveliest. yOeauiteous i maae6 Samuel G. Engel, producer of " A Man Called Pet. return to ASC and the ' " women scorned. " «2 6 f % Emasue Alford First Place SuzY Long Third Place Sis Burns Cemele Miller Katy Blondeau Judy McDaniel Second Place JoAnn Hall Sarah Petty ■ , -, I H ' ' 1 rC: ? :: ' " ' di jy ' 1- T- i ;:::r- — 3 ■ ' • ' JT B " ' ' irv -U Jh. II 1=== it ' i J b i5i Hi 1 P;_ ( ill JN . , J .3 - i InMiTll I ■ . • . r ' i i The traditional kitty is presented to Lib Geiger, Fresl Cat Chairman, by Penny Smith, Sophomore class p Marijke Schepman, Junior class president, Louise Robii class president, and the Black Cat chorus beam thei lan Black Mr. McDowell, sident, as Liberace, had t on, Senior hand. approval. initials are ndlebra-filled It was October and Agnes Scott was B lack Cat crazy. For days the campus had been busy painting sets, making costumes, practicing skits, writing songs for the competi- tion and getting in tune. At last the great day arrived. Hottentots picnicked on the hockey field with many mem- bers of the faculty and staff, then hurried to the gym where each of the classes sang the songs written for the occasion. From the greenest freshman to the wisest senior everyone fell under the spell of Vee Williamson ' s capti- vating kitty. Great was the consternation when the cat With the precise rhythm of castanets and high heels, Anne Wil- son performs a Spanish dance during the Freshman skit, a talent The Juniors, a rather wealthy class, provided a Cadillac for Kitty Vee Williamson to drive to the University of the North snihed members of the faculty — the Misses Sara Ti Ashley, Louise Hill, and Dusty Boyce plead for as the Black Cat Chorus howls delightedly. in question announced to a gathering of feline alumnae (the Black Cat chorus) that Agnes Scott was not her dish of milk. Frosh held on to their red and white streamers, and seniors stopped congratulating themselves on vocal ability; juniors forgot all about Pogo for a moment, and not a word was heard from the section that was usually singing " Sophomores, that ' s us. " Everyone was intent on the travels of Sheila and the Kitty to places such as Paris, the North Pole, and the Ali Kat Academy. Where would the Black Cat decide to stay? Great was the rejoicing among cat alumnae and all the other Agnes Scotians when the black kitty decided that no where in the world could be found a better home for a feline than Decatur and Agnes Scott. The chorus serenaded the returned celebrity with her own song " Captivating Kitty. " Everyone was happy again, and even sophomores and juniors applauded when the seniors were announced as winners of the song contest and the freshmen were presented the traditional stuffed black cat for Inman labby. The whole campus joined in " whooping it up at Agnes Scott. " Baloney and her Seven Tails enlivened Ali Kat ' s Academy for the Sophomores. The Senior skit s Cooking Academy in " Paris " was complete with mustachioed, accented instructor and w ant-ad for a messcat. Hockey Teams: Bridges, Prichard, Stubbs, Miklas, Wilt, Herman, Knapp, Wright, Nash, McDonald, Ansley, Kemp, Schaufele, Huey, Allen, Battle, Akin, MacConochie, Terry, Sawyer, Nash, Meyer, Legg, Beeman, Welborn, Schcpman, Griffin, Thomas, Keller, Hendry, McSwain, Barlow, Talmadge, Mills, Carmichael, Steele, Bristow, Weller, Smith, Crosby, Crapps, Deal, AUred, Hale, Legg, Syribeys, Wells, Boland, Richardson, Traylor, John- son, Akerman, Avil, Hanson, Preble, Rigdon, Rudisill, St. Clair, Sydnor, Tinkler, Stewart. Hockey season was off to a roaring start as sunburned and sore athletes determined to participate in outdoor sports until the summers sun bade its last farewell. Manager Sheila MacConochie announced a shortened schedule which mcnt that competition was at its keenest during every Friday afternoon game. Mary Alice Kemp, class manager for the Seniors, hoped that her team would show its usual top spirit to defeat the defending champions of last year, the Juniors, under the management of Barbara Battle. Spirit was high at the annual Swimming Meet, b eased and laugh provoked at the sight of this comic relay. The Sophomores surged forward to clinch the meet, while the Juniors pressed close behind. Hockey Viiruty: Beeman, Prichard, Bridges, MacConothif, Ligi;, Kemp, Schcpman, Huey, Judy Nash, Thomas, Sawyer, Welborn. Congratulations went the singular honor of to Pat Hale, Goalie, who cla red upon all seas The Sophomore challengers, managed by Helen Hendry showed marked improvement in teamwork, and Jo Sawyer ' s Freshman team displayed quantities of quality in hockey talent. Experience and consistent top-notch performance paid off as the Senior team rolled on to victory. The con- test between the best twenty-two was one of the most exciting; at the end of the game the Varsity and Sub- Varsity was announced and Jo Sawyer won the medal for fair play and good sportsmanship during the season. Hockey was not just a players game. A tremendous pep rally at the beginning of fall quarter put all the spectators in the mood to yell and cheer and encourage their battling classmates. Pogo and Dennis the Menace were proudly acting as class mascots while cheerleaders sang new ji ngles above the cry of " Candied Apples for Sale! " The loud- speaker and jazz music were new to the field, but provided a festive atmosphere throughout the season. King hockey was great for everyone. of the Modern Dance gro the direction of Miss D hile " keeping in shape. ' orked or played in the gyn or the fir t tim e in recent years a Ridina Clnb » ' ith the c ooper ition of the West minster Stable vas able tc part cipate. Keep up the good work A. Sailors B. J. Sch: (Alice Nunnally) i: B. Little Lord Julia 1 Crawford and Marga inson. C. The little-e utole and Sally Legg had the- same sirl this port — or maybe it ' s all at sea. auntleroy Becman escorted twins Carolyn et Williamson and little Miss Louise Rob- rls-for-one-more-day, sang heartily if ally. D. Jo Ann Hall and Donna McGinty, who slfoulda gone that-a-way. E. Jane Davidson Tanner (holder of an MRS. degree) and Jane Henegar (former good example to the freshmen in Hopkins) decided the important thing was bubble-gum-bubble blowing. F. Molly Prichard went back to nature. G. Biology majors (but this was after class) Clif Trussel, Jane Gaines, and Carolyn Wells, were doing anything but counting vertebrae. The Investiture Processi ceremony. Dr. Alston Robinson lead, folio , ready to " put ed by the faculty and today — childish things " officially. The organ played wildly, seniors, wearing short dresses and clutching dolls, dashed down the aisles into chapel, and streams of water from their pistols arched over the audi- ence. It was Little Girls ' Day, and what a day it was! Underclassmen were awakened at the unearthly hour of six fifteen by the patter of little feet in the halls, cries of " Mama, " and streams of cold water in their faces, as fiendish little girls and even a few little " boys " invaded the dorms. Breakfast became an ordeal as water pistols went into action again, and children quarreled over toys. In fact, as teachers and underclassmen trembled, the seniors thoroughly enjoyed this last fling before Investiture. the Colonnade Who c Duld ever fo get that settled the long wo rked -for The Se niors a ong darl follow d bv tl,e fac ultv On the following day, November 6, the college com- munity could hardly believe its eye s as 103 dignified sen- iors followed the faculty and sophomores into Gaines. They had exchanged the symbols of their childhood for their academic robes — an outward sign of their new ma- turity. Their Investiture is second only to June com- mencement, and as the seniors knelt on the traditional cushion and were capped by Miss Scandrett, they became aware of their new dignity and responsibility. Joined by their friends and families, the Class of ' 5 5 lis- tened to the address of Dr. Catherine Strateman Sims as she spoke on the placement of education in leadership after college. Investiture was ended with the group ' s worship- ping together on Sunday morning, at which time they heard Dr. Wade H. Boggs ' inspiring address, " Constrain- ing Love. " Members of Music Club were: Patty Hamilton, President; Sue Walker, Vice-President; Dorothy Weakley, Secretary; Virginia Redhead, Treasurer; Carolyn Crawford, Ann Hanson, Louise Rainey, Linda Guenther, Barbara Huey, Alice Johnston, Jackie Plant, Rameth Richard, Polhill Smith, Nancy Thomas, Vera Williamson, Marty Black, Molly Adams, Becky Deal, Margie Hill, Nancy Flagg, Jan Matheson, Barbara Byrnes, Katharine Jenkins, Janie Marbut, Millie Nesbit, Dorothy Rearick, Pat Singley, Sally Templeman, Peggy Wilson, Emasuc Alford, Mary Helen Collins, Nancy Grayson, Lilellen Hicks, Jean Lambert, Helen Landel, Louise McCaughan, Anne McCurdy, Mary Grace McCurry, Caroline Romberg, June Stokes, Barbara Elmer. Members of Organ Guild were: Sue Walker, President; Dorothy Weakley, Secretary-Treasurer; Patty Hamilton, Corresponding Secretary; Jane Stubbs, Louise Rainey, Betty Reiney, Rameth Richard, Janie Marbut, Carolyn Crawford, Nancy Flagg, Anne Hanson, Barbara Huey, Alice Johnston, Virginia Love, Mary Nell Mobley, Grace Olert, Virginia Redhead, Louise Robinson, Ida Rogers, Margaret Williamson. Members of the Glee Club were: B. Reiney, President; V. Williamson, Vice-President; B. Huey, Secretary; R. Smith, Treasurer; M. Black, K. Keller, L. Guenther, E. Alford, A. Allred, A. Alvis, P. Ball, K. Beall, Y. Burke, B. Cline, A, Corse, C. Crawford, C. Curry, M. DeFord, M. Dickinson, K. Eichelberger, P. Fambrough, N. Flagg, F. Flowers, N. Fraser, J. Hall, J. Hath- away, H. Haynes, L. Hicks, B. A. Jacks, C. Jenkins, M. A. Kemp, J. Marbut, A. McCurdy, S. Miller, C. Moon, S. Moore, M. J. Morgan, M. Nesbit, C. Pike, J. Plant, G. Pound, L. Rainey, V. A. Redhead, D. Reynolds, R. Richard, C. Romberg, L. Robinson, F. Shepherd, A. N. Shires, L. Shumaker, P. Sinsley, J. Solomon, L. Sydnor, R. Vandiver, S. Ware, R. Warren. 3(n ifflpmnnam FRANCES WINSHIP WALTERS Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees September 25, 1878 November 14, 1954 DR. MARY FRANCES SWEET Physician Emeritus February 1, 1874 November 19, 1954 JESSE MORGAN RENFROE Night ivatchman January 19, 1886 January 5, 1955 BARBARA ANNE COOK Freshman August 5, 1936 November 26, 1954 As fall quarter drew to a close, dorm doors were festooned with busy signs and Christmas seals. Both exams and Christinas were in the air, and we divided our time be- tween celebrating and studying. The Hub and Main were festively decorated and the whole community was feted at a Christmas party at the Grill. Later, the day students sponsored the making of decorations for hospital Christmas trees, and the sewing room was ankle-deep in brightly col- ored paper. Atlanta ' s inevitable rainy winter put an end to C.A. ' s Sunday morning caroling, but that night every- one gathered in the Hub to sing favorite carols of America and other lands. This " party " air even carried over into exam week. After each afternoon exam, students unleashed their frustrations as they met everybody in the Hub to talk and eat the D.O. ' s terrific punch and cookies. Every- one was tired of exams and blue books, but were well-fed and gay-spirited as the quarter came to an end. and M.iry joined rol sing and party. Winter Quarter . . . " O weary night, O long and tedious night " . . . rain, overcoats, galoshes, hilt only three flakes of snow . . . research, Tovt Jones, and billions of other papers . . . all those male debaters on campus on Suppressed Desires Day . . . the clowns of Junior Jaunt . . . the frantic drives for money . . . Kafy as a beautiful queen . . . the lovely girls at Sweetheart Balls and the pins some obtained . . . the aufiil colds and fin others obtained . . . fascha Heifetz . . . the rare adorable Robert Frost . . . the sparkling colors on the ivater of " A Story of a Starry Night " . . . castanets driving one insane before " Three-Cornered Hat " . . . then the reminder of that tough subject . . . lightened by the free- dom of Founder ' s Day . . . Dr. Thomas and the talks in the Hub . . . the Juniors on the basket- ball court . . . the pink blossoms and the fra- grances which gave a hint of spring . . . and then exams were all over and the holidays ivere here. Pi Alpha Phi, honorary debating society, had an eventful and successful year, of which the high point was the Azalea Tournament belt at Spring Hill College in Mobile. There they won first place defeating eleven teams includ- ing those from Notre Dame, Kentucky and Florida State. It was the second successive year Agnes Scott received the trophy. During November members of Pi Alpha Phi par- ticipated in a discussion tournament at the University of Alabama. Agnes Scott took second place at the West Georgia tournament in February. In January the college was host to the Eighth Annual All-Southern Debate Tour- nament, and in March our team competed in the regional tournament at Emory. A debate squad was inaugurated this year. Joanne Miklas and Jean Gregory formed the affirmative team, and Sallie Greenfield and Gracie Greer, the negative. Also for the first time, a spring training program was held to help new debaters learn debate pro- cedures and the art of developing a debate topic. Me Gregory, field, Tre May Chi! Mary Jo of Pi Alpha Phi Jo Mikla Je Salli( Judy Brown, Secretary irer; Frances Barker, Margaret Benton, Grace Chao, Ila Jo Dorough, Gracie Greer, Evalyn Hosterman, , Mary Oates, Jean Porter, Emily Starnes, Anne Dr. Hayes, advisor of Pi Alpha Phi, shown at the tea table with Frances Barker, Vera Williamson, and debate manager Gracie Greer during the Eighth annual All-Southern Debate Tournament for vhich Agnes Scott vas hostess. Sallie Greenfield and Jean Gregory formed the Agnes Scott team in this debate on " Resolved: That the government of Red China should be recognized by the United States " with Dr. Alston acting as Judge. did what they long ■wanted to do. So what if the same people are in both January 14, 195 5, was the annual Suppressed Desires Day ar Agnes Scott. To participate each student paid for a badge one dollar which went to the Junior Jaunt fund. This badge permitted the students to wear pants — from blue jeans to Bermuda shorts, to call teachers by their first names, to eat in the faculty dining room, to ring fire bells and shout in the library, and to ride in the ele- vator in Buttrick. Boys from Davidson and even Emory, who were on campus to debate, were surprised to see Agnes Scott so radical. Chapel was — yes, chapel was — hilarious with Dr. Posey as the speaker. Students sat on the floor, on the stage, on the organ, and threw peanuts, pennies, and eggs at him, played the organ, and stood on their hands, while Dr. Posey amused them with his collection of jokes. Some teachers tried to teach that day; some also unsup- pressed their desires. Upside down, backwai sideways — -Agnes Scott g were crazy mixed-up kids Suppressed Desires Day. Anne Lowrie Alexander Louisa Jane Alle Margaret Ann Alv Paula Margaret Ball Barbara Helen Battle Peggy Ann Beard Stella Martha Biddle Julia Heard Br Martha Anne Bullard a 6 " It was good enough for Pogo. It ' s good enough for me! " Any Hottentot of ' 54 and ' 5 5 could readily identify sing- ers of those words as Juniors, members of Agnes Scott ' s smallest class. The first thing in the fall, the followers of the ' possum, undaunted by larger classes, immediately chose Jaunty junior zebras performed in the Nancy Malinda Burkitt Margaret Sv Margaret Camp Mary Edna Clark Vivian Therese Cantr Alvia Rose Cook Mary Emmye Curtis Sarah McCardell Da Mary Ellenore Dean Mary Bayne Dickii ' 56 O " Quality not Quantity " as their motto, and set to work to prove that mere numbers meant nothing. The out- numbered juniors immediately took on the task of intro- ducing the whopping big freshman class to Agnes Scott and Atlanta. Harried Junior Sponsors explained that all Scotties enlisted masculine aid to make the Here we see the singing balloon and popcorn i Ethel Edwards Angeline Wilhelmina Ev Guerry Graham Fain Mary Claire Flinton Nancy Louise Fr June Elaine Ga Jane Elizabeth Frist Sallie Lindsay Greenfield Jean Catherine Gregory Annette Jones Griffin a a66 freshmen had to take EngUsh, there was no way to avoid it, found double dates for frantic frosh, and performed a miUion and one other tasks. Busy as they were and har- ried by flu, the juniors managed to wind up in second place in hockey and to work up a skit for Black Cat that had The class of ' 58 skit starred Harriet Talmadge, Liz Shumak and Punky Fambrough as two midgets and a super-sized girl. Harriett Griffin Louise Harley Hilda Jean Hint Elinor Claire Ir Nancy Craig Jackson Linda Rae Guenthe Barbara Ann Huey Alberta A. Jacks Virginia Jeannette Jake of ' 56 the whole school in the aisles. Feline visitors inspected a university complete vi ith Fishgill ' s Pharmacy that the Pogoites had established at the North Pole. Hallowe ' en saw besheeted juniors wandering through the freshmen dorms with candy for the frosh. All upperclass- ria Calhoun, Sheila MacConochie, and Penny Smith ed for the sophomores. Jane Alston Johnson Alice Frischkorn Johnston Katherine Hanna Keyton Alice Ann Klostermeyer Marion Virginia Love Carolyn Elliott May Peggy Jordan Mayfield Judith Carolyn McDaniel Addio Elizabeth McFarland Caroline Patricia McGe Ci ass men escaped safely despite the fact that confused freshmen in several halls were lying in wait with pans of water. The well-drenched juniors enjoyed the water more when the ' J6 swimming team presented its class mates with another second place, but the juniors managed to chalk ss stars were Connie Curry, Genny Lucchese, Julia nd Trudy Awbrey in a psychological drama. Mary Joyce McLanahan Tena Middle Joanne Pross Mikla Mary Nell Mobley Lois Gricr Mo Marilyn Patricia Moblo Sylvia Carolyn Moon Sara Jeanette Moor Jacqueli ,e Plant of ' 56 up a second place on dry land, too. Junior archers did as well as junior mermaids. After a full quarter of second places the hard working juniors not only took charge of the annual Junior Jaunt but also managed to raise more money than any other class. The queen of the the juniors ' own Katy Blondeau. Barbara Louise Rainey Betty Claire Reg Georgia Stuart Rii Rameth Fay Richard Mary Elizabeth Richardson Marijka Schepn Robbie Ann Shelnutt Sally Shippey Joanna McRae Solo Blanche Blanton Spe add Junior Queen Katy Blondeau became queen of " Follies Bercircus, " and Pogo ' s girls celebrated in the Hub after ihe Junior Jaunt dance. At last they had a first place to their credit. One first place led to another and the battling juniors wound up on top in the basketball tournament. Dora Jean Wilki Vera McKnight Will: Sally Lu Wilt Spring quarter saw the juniors being spoken of as " next year ' s seniors " and being elected to the school offices that only seniors could hold. Juniors taking stock of things decided that " Quality not Quantity " had been an excellent motto, and the rest of the school agreed. Not pictured: Juliette Virginia Boland Avarilla Glenn Caldwell Mary Josephine Carpentei Sarah Emma Hall Patricia Ann Mayton Eleanor Jane Miller Judith Pedrick Peace Lois PolhiU Smith Erin Faye Young The Lecture Association brought Ruth Draper, Robert Frost, H,u-low Shaplcy and Ronald J. McKinney to Agnes Scott. In the fall Ruth Draper presented a program of mono- logues. Students will long remember the sight of her as a middle-aged, bespectacled lady showing a little girl through an art gallery. Her remarks as she tried to in- terpret the modern paintings were in the vein of one to the effect that the artist must have set on his pallet and then on the canvas. Enjoyable in a different manner was her deeply moving portrayal of a French woman whose husband was leaving to fight in World War II. The visit of Robert Frost, long-time friend of Agnes Scott, was an event anticipated with pleasure. While he was on the campus he was very active. One evening he delivered a delightful lecture during which he read and commented on several of his poems, including such favorites as " Mend- ing Walls " and " Birches. " In a short afternoon meeting he talked about poetry with members of the freshmen class. The English faculty and English majors had an op- portunity to chat with him at a dinner held in his honor. In March Ronald J. McKinney lectured on the " Artist in America. " He was well qualified to present this subject as he has had wide experience as a museum director, artist, educator, and author, and students were stimulated by his talk. Harlow Shapley, noted Harvard astronomer, returned to Agnes Scott on command performance in April. Lecture Association consisted of: Caroline Cutts, Chairman; Miss Mildred Mell, Faculty Chair- man; Susan Coltrane, Polly Mor- gan, Lib Grafton, Mary Kinman, Martha Lee Bridges, Beverly Watson, Dee Walton. Dance Group, under the direction of Miss Dozier, chair- man Judy McDaniel, and co-chairman Louisa Allen, blos- somed out on stage during Winter Quarter in their presen- tation, " The Three Cornered Hat " by De Falla, an 18th century comedy in dance. The campus particularly ad- mired the excellent original choreography, the unusual scenery, and the fiery Spanish dances every one has heard about: the Fandango, Tarruea, and the Jato. The young ladies of the dance group also helped out in May Day during spring quarter. Tryouts are held in winter quarter, and selections are made from the entire student body. This group has filled a place of admiration and respect among a community that respects hard work and talent. Top: Louis.1 got quite a Bottom: The whole village Cornered Hat in a blanket Georgia Belle Christopher and Mae Huie Fortso n headed C. I Council members were: Chairman of Council, Stella Blddl Scottish Rite Hospital, Nancy Nixon, Chairr nan; Methodi Children ' s Home, Carolyn May, chairman; Cent al Presbyteria Club, Betsy Crapps, Chairman, San Ira Thomas, cc -chair- Hillside Cottages, Carolyn Barker; Y.W.C.A. Te en-Age , Virginia Hutchinson; Girl Scout , Sally Wilt; Negro n, Mollie Merrick and Becky Deal. Christian Association, one of the major campus organi- zations, strove to help each student deepen her own per- sonal faith and to make the Christian message relevant to all areas of life, both personal and social. The C.A. theme for the year came from Micah 6:6 — " With what shall I come before the Lord? " The student co-ordinators of C.A. activities were in two groups, the C.A. Cabinet and the Community Service Council for off-campus projects. Callie McArthu son; Intercollei Richards; R. E. Week Chairm ■ Chao; Publi. an Advisor, Peggy Bridges n, Jane Frist; Sunday Vespers, nan Relations, Sissi McSwaln; F Mary Alice Kemp; Chairman 1, Harriet Hampton; Chapel Ch :y, Jean Price Knapp; Advisor, , Virginia Love; Secretary, isie Benson; World Fellowship, th Chairman, Martha Richard- f Interfaith Council, Rameth ■man, Memye Curtis; ' 58 Club Iss Mary Lily Boney. The plans for Religious Emphasis Week had their initia- tion many months before February 14-18, 19 5 5. Harriet Hampton headed Christian Association ' s R. E. Week com- mittee. At the pre-school retreat plans became more defi- nite and by the beginning of winter quarter they were ready for the speaker ' s approval. The speaker, who had been invited by Dr. Alston the previous spring, was Dr. John Newton Thomas, the Robert L. Dabney Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Thomas spoke four times in chapel on the topics " No Other Gods, " " Heaven and Hell, " " Who is Obedient? " and " The Re- covery of Heaven. " He spoke to ' 5 8 Club, met with the C.A. Cabinet, held personal conferences, met with the faculty, Bible Club, and day students, and led free-for-all discussions in the Hub. His high scholarship and deep personal faith stirred many to questions and to deep thinking. i ' ?!; C.A. was the group that planned the campus community ' s many religious activities, including C.A. chapel on Tues- days, Religious Emphasis Week, Sunday Vespers, Hall Prayers, Holy Week, World Student Day of Prayer, Faculty Vespers, off -campus service projects, ' 58 Club for freshmen, and various parties. It was C.A. who sponsored a deputation to the campus from the Assembly ' s Training School of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. C.A. redecorated its rooms in the Hub this year, and it was C.A., who, through worship, study, and action, made the life of Agnes Scott richer and more purposeful. I Con campus Hi. Social Coi Scott Ideal that be accompa: officers added tha :ded. ;irls upheld the Agti ... a. demic leadership shou :d by other attributes. Members of Social Committee were: Trudy Awbrey, Chairman; Susan Coltrane, Secre- tary-Treasurer; Susan Coltrane, Carey Cans- ler, Claire Flintom, Jane Frist, Hannah Jackson, Beverly Jensen, Sally Legg, Jackie Murray, Jamie McKoy, Mary McLanahan, Mickey Scott, Louise Robinson, Langhorne Sydnor, Lib Geiger. Mother was a Scott girl, too, and there we were in the Granddaughters Club in 1954-55. Members of Granddaughters ' Club were: Mickey Scott, President; Martha Akin, Secretary- Treasurer; Louisa Allen, Georgia Belle Christopher, Elizabeth Ansley, Maizie Cox, Mary Edna Clark, Catherine Crosby, Memye Curtis, Jane Gaines, Elizabeth Geiger, Anne Gilbert, Lib Grafton, Letty Grafton, Patty Hamilton, Ann Hanson, Elizabeth Hanson, Byrd Hoge, Catherine Hodgin, Katherine Keyton, Mary Jones, Dot McLanahan, Lois Moore, Nancy Niblack, Frances Patterson, Peggy Pfeiffer, Douglas Pittman, Gene Allen Reinero, Dannie Reynolds, Dot Ripley, Joan Sanders, Ann Norris Shires, LeGrande Smith, Polhill Smith, Joanne Smith T, Mary Anne Warnell, Margaret Williamson, Peggy Wilson, Eleanor Wright, Erin Young. Cotillion is the only campus organization whose sole pur- pose is to promote social activities. At their bridge and dinner meetings the members planned their Fall Blue Moon dance and the Spring April Showers formal. Members of Cotillion Club were: Jamie McKoy, President; Mary Dickinson, Vice-President; Lillian Alexander, Secretary-Treas- urer; Emasue Alford, Trudy Awbrey, Evelyn Beckum, Jose- phine Bogle, Nancy Brick, Henrietta Camp, Mardie Camp, Carey Cansler, Bettye Carmichacl, Susan Coltrane, Connie Curry, Laura Dryden, Jinky Ferris, Claire Flinton, Lib Geiger, Letty Grafton, Lib Grafton, Harriett Griffin, Ann Harlee, Louise Barley, Vivian Hays, Sara Margaret Heard, Margie Hill, Sarah Hudson, Hannah Jackson, Nancy Jackson, Jourdan Jones, Katherine Key- ton, Nancy Kimmel, Helene Lee, Suzy Long, Lucile McCrary, Judy McDaniel, Jamie McKoy, Peggy McMillan, Marianne Mc- Pherson, Frances McSwain, Cemele Miller, Jackie Murray, Doris Musgrave, Carol Pine, Blythe Posey, Billie Rainey, Betty Rich- ardson, Caroline Romberg, Jackie Rountree, Ann Scoggins, Caro- lyn Smith, Jaonna Solomon, Sandra Thomas, Dorothy Walton, Mary Ann Warnell, Mary Jane Webster, Dora Wilkinson, Kitty Williams. Cotillion officers helped in upholding the certain indefinibi part of the Agnes Scott ideal that deals with poise and graciousness. A bevy of Southern Belles n lade up the membership of A.S.C Cotillion Club. Social Committee ' s presentation of the " Where and When " fashion show cleared up many problems of the new freshmen. Through S. C. ' s further efforts, social calendars were printed, a bridge tournament sponsored, and the Hub was furnished with new cards and ash trays. Granddaughter ' s Club is an exclusive group including the daughters of Agnes Scott alumnae. A purely social club. It sponsored a tea in the fall where old members could meet freshmen granddaughters, and during winter quarter Its members served as models for a fashion show presented on campus. Senior Basketball Team: M. E. Knight, Mickey Scott, Carolyn Wells, Mary Alice Kemp, Pat Tooley, JuIm Beemaii, Lib Wilson, G. B. Christopher, Donna McGinty, Peggy Bridges, Margaret Williamson, Connie Ballas. Junior Basketball Tear, Shippey, May Muse, V Barbara Battle, B. C. Regen, Sally ginia Love, Barbara Huey, Harriett ne Welborn, Dora Wilkinson; Mary Dean, Alice Ann Klostermeyer, Eleanor Swain, Joanne Miklas, Betty Richardson. Basketball fever rose rapidly as class managers, Mickey Scott, May Muse, Ryland Swain, and Jo Sawyer, organized the hoards of available ability. A. A. Manager, Margie DeFord, announced a new schedule to include both " A " and " B " team games in order that everyone would be able to participate. After a scant two weeks of concentrated practicing the season got off to a rapid and surprisingly skilled start. All those girls were good! However, settling to their usual championship form the Junior team out- scored and defeated all comers. Perhaps the largest attendance crowd was seen at the Pep Rally and Suppressed Desires Game which bordered closely upon an unsuppressed riot. Varsity games against La- Grange College and the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia were outstanding events in the basketball season. Louisa Allen won top scoring honors, while Martha Meyer, famed for fast and furious dribbling, was awarded the Sportsmanship Medal as the season drew to a close. We were sorry to have to quit, but Softball was looming upon the near horizon. Sophomore Basketball Team: Doris Musgrave, Car Margie DeFord, Jeannine Frapart, Jean Porter, Fr Keo Keller, Jackie Murray, Hobby Mills, Ryland : Hill, Patsy Chastain, Doug Pittman, Mary Evans 1 Terry, Martha Akin, V. A. Redhead, Helen Hendr lyn Herman, -eshman Basketball Team: Nancy Niblack, Nancy Kimmel, arion McCall, Sally Fortson, Martha Meyer, Anne Akerman, arolyn Tinkler, Becca Fewell, Hazel Ellis, Lue Robert, Celeste ogers, Joan St. Clair, Libby Hanson, Jo Sawyer, Joyce Thomas, nna Avil, Joy Nash, Judy Nash. Basketball Varsity: Jea nnine Frapart, Louisa Allen, Dora Wilk- Badmhitoii Club: Jo Sawyer , Mary Jo Carpe inson. May Muse, Nar icy Kimmel, Mary Alice Kemp, Margie Marilyn Tribble, Lot lisa Alle a, Anne McKelv DeFord, Martha Meyer, Donna McGinty. Hobby Mills, Celestt Rogers Helen Hendry Ces Rudisill, Dolphin Club: Harriett Griffin, Caro- lyn Barker, Mary McLanahan, Grace Molineaux, Jane Gaines, Nancy Love, Dee Walton, Joanne Smith T, Bettye Carmichael, M. E. Knight, Guerry Fain, Blanche Spenser, Hannah Jackson, Marianne McPherson, Louise Harley, Kackie Keyton, Alice Ann Kloster- meyer, Mary Edna Clark, Jo Ann Hall, Margaret Rogers, Vee Williamson. The Story of a Starry Night was presented by Dolphin Club, after much hard work on the part of the backdrop and swimming commit- tees and president, Jane Gaines. For two nights the water pageant was received by Agnes Scotters and their friends with Ohhs and Ahhhs of delight — a truly spectacular show of excellent swimming form enhanced by twinkling lights and flower floats. The star formation seen here was one of the high points of the night. oiinderi Jjaii, ebruarti 22 At the Convocation before tlie Thanksgiving hohdays it was announced that the college had been remembered in the wills of two friends of long standing. Dr. Mary Frances Sweet, for many years college physician and then college physici.in emeritus, left her entire estate, consisting of ap- proximately fifty thousand dollars, to Agnes Scott. The bequest will be used for endowment and will be allocated to the health program. Mrs. Frances Winship Walters, an The future Frances Winship Walters Dor finished in 1957. designed by Ivey Crook and will bs alumna and for many years a member of the Board of Trustees, left her fortune to the college, approximately four and a half million dollars which will be used for en- dowment. These generous gifts gave us all additional cause to be thankful, both for the friends who gave them and for the institution that inspired such loyal Interest. 9 S Spring Quarter . . . " I do hear the luorii ' ing lark " . . . and spy the daffodils in rows . . . read- ing poetry under a tree . . . ivatching the soft- ball players pitch . . . elections . . . the Glee Club and Mozart ' s " Requiem " . . . Mr. McKinney and art . . . Dr Shapley and astronomy . . . tennis on a sunny day . . . folk tales for May Day . . . Senior Opera . . . " Met " neck and the Barber of Seville . . . church retreats, . . . Shakespeare oil his birthday . . . those fortunate girls who made " Phi Bait " . . . and Mortar Board . . . those charming whiffs of spring for " April Showers, " " April in Paris, " and the Junior Banquet and Dance . . . exams a minor thing . . . the Sopho- mores in white ivith the daisy chain . . . the Seniors at last having reached one goal — gradu- ation. Athletic Association: Dora Wilkinson, Judy Na Donna McGinty, Anne Whitfield, Shelia MacConoc Sally Legg, Barbara Huey, Byrd Hoge, Vee Willi; Ann Klost. ermeyer, Carolyn Her ■mar Kelle .r, Hai •rlett Griffin, M. E. Kr .ighl lobby Mills, Margie DeFord. Jent, Mary Evelyn Knight and Vice President, Sally Legg, of planning into sports events that would be fun for Behind the active and smoothly functioning sports pro- gram at Agnes Scott were a group of girls who compose the Athletic Association. This board of executives and managers organized and directed our athletic recreation on campus. By promoting individual as well as team sports, each girl was given an opportunity to participate in indoor and outdoor extra-curricular activities. The Association also sponsored such projects as a square dance for the freshmen, athletic calendars, college blazers and sweat shirts, and it was always endeavoring to widen and vary our scope of sports. This year representatives were sent to both the State and National Women ' s Athletic As- sociations Conventions where ASC participated in a hockey demonstration and a panel discussion of the problems and duties of Athletic Associations. An exciting Ping Pong Tournament drew crowds of spectators, and in the last round Mary Edna Clark de- feated Nancy Burkitt for the championship. Manager Patty Hamilton was more than pleased with the excellent partici- pation and keen interest shown in the matches. Spring was surely just around the corner as long dormant athletes began budding on the field in pastel costumes! Archery, an old favorite, was first to return to the campus with the Sophomores taking the class championship and the individual competition seeing Sis Burns, B. C. Regen, Clif Trussell, and Mollie Merrick winning the first four places. Cake shoots and Grab Bag Contests were added enticements to the more bashful archers who soon swarmed the field. Another familiar sight around campus was those Bicycle speed demons, our roaming athletes. Why, some even had the nerve and energy to bike all the way to Stone Moun- tain for a picnic lunch and a wade in the creek! Other aquatic-minded sportsers headed for Venetian pool and an early tan; our balcony porches were constantly full of swim-suit clad beauties becoming shades redder or darker. A new type game, Hallball, presented Softball with some competition, ,ind Fencing was again trying to find a will- ing promoter. Riding Club continued with more enthusiasm and bigger plans than ever. Golf-talk prevailed in some circles on campus and plans were made to form a varsity team of four. A Rifle Team was selected from among the girls who went regularly to the range at Decatur High School to practice shooting and was expected to rate well in com- petition against other schools. Perhaps the most memorable and most enjoyable phases of outdoor life last quarter were the only early morning and after supper hikes through the gorgeous gardens and along the dogwood-bordered streets near our campus. Wearers of the Letter: Donna McGinty, Betty Richard Ann Klostermeyer, M. E. Knight, Louisa Allen, Barbara I Julia Beeman, Sally Legs, Peggy Bridges, Carolyn Wells Harriett Griffin, Sally Wilt, All. y, Anne Welborn, Carolyn Herma Senior Sottball Team: B. J. Schaui Jacks, Donna McGinty, Molly Pri Arwood, Mary Alice Kemp, Pat Pade Sally Legg, Betty Ann rd, Julia Beeman, Nan ;arolyn Wells. Junior Sottball Team: Joanne Miklas, Barbara Battle, Mary Jo Carpenter, Sally Wilt, Sally Shippey, Anne Welborn, Louisa Allen, Rameth Richard, Barbara Huey, Linda Guenther, Jane Stubbs, Stella Biddle, Alice Ann Klostermeyer, Louise Rainey, Julie Boland. Anne Whitfield was AA Softball manager and predicted an outstanding season, and class managers, Molly Prichard, Rameth Richard, Angeline Pope, and Martha Meyer, prom- ised good teams and stiff competition. Everyone, including spectators, was in for a wonderful time. Riflery Manager, Byrd Hoge, was swamped with applica- tions for admittance to Spring classes. A newcomer to our curriculum, riflery took a strong grip on our interest and turned out ardent and accurate performers. Lois Moore, Alvia Cook, Joanne Smith T, Mary Edna Clark, and Mary Kathryn Cole showed us how it was done. Sophc Akin, Angel dry, Susan A Softball Tca„ irns, Am Pope, Jo: WtK KmBkM y - V " " Whitfield, Pat Sanford, Carolyn l,,J,mun So) I hall Te Mary Evans Bristow, Martha Nancy Ed wards, Susi ith T; Margie Hill, Helen Hen- ley, Jean Slade, Ha Diana Carpenter, Gel m: Jo Sawyer, Anna Avil, Martha Meyer, Ware, Shirley McDonald, Carolyn Hand- el Ellis, Carolyn Tinkler, Blythe Posey, ste Rogers. . ....__,ss=H=a — — ,. , • " Tifcin JHHI (1 : " ■; [lar k- .... ■k. M Hi , IMH_S P wF w r H { ft «»» , ■■ A.S.C. ' s faculty was a versatile group. As customary each year, they forsook traditional book assignments to teach their students a lesson in diamond-rounding, better known as Softball. Lead by the indomitable G. P. " Slushball " Hayes, the older generation had established a winning streak which dated farther back than the youngsters wished to remember. The game had a sort of " suppressed de- sires " flavor all its own with many inhibitions escaping in most unexpected manners of dress and play. Indeed, it ' s hard to tell which had the most fun — player or spectator. Tumbling is the sport most recently added to the program of the athletic department. Climaxing a quarter of hard work, sore muscles, skinned knees, and over-all enjoyment, this year ' s tumbling class presented an exhibition in the gymnasium. Included in the program were forward rolls and dives, headstands, handstands, and handsprings. A feature attraction was the balancing act, which demon- strated the knee-shoulder stand, the shoulder stand, the headsiand-balance, the " flying angel " and an elaborate pyramid. All stunts were effectively performed to a back- ground of music, and the exhibition drew enthusiastic re- sponse from a capacity crowd. Tennis Club celebrated its second birthday this spring, having firmly established itself in the Agnes Scott Athletic Department. Its members were outstanding in matches scheduled against Georgia State College for Woman and Wesleyan College, and to enter the ranks of the top ten became a campus-wide challenge. AA manager, Carolyn Herman, was in charge of the sin- gles and doubles tournaments and the tennis ladder com- petition for membership in the Tennis Ten. At times our courts looked as if they belonged to a co-ed school — dates galore! Tennis was a popular pastime this spring. In the finals of the singles tourney Carolyn Herman was defeated by Sis Burns, champ for two years now. These girls and Anna Avil were especially appreciated by the physical education de- partment for helping to teach the extra tennis classes neces- sitated by the large number of people desiring to learn to play. Tennis Ten: Jo Sawyer, Anna Avil, Dot Rcarick, Sis Nancy Burkitt, Hobby Mills, Peggy Bridges, Sally Legg. Carolyn He The Purpose of I. R. C. was to bring the campus into a more intimate relationship with the rest of the world — to be familiar with the important and higher influential scope of international affairs, affairs that affect our think- ing, our daily Hving; but most importantly, our rights and our liberties. It hoped to make the student body well in- formed and provide a working knowledge of international affairs and their social, political, and economic effects. In sponsoring the first News Emphasis Week at Agnes Scott I. R. C. hoped to set up a tradition that will cause the entire campus to be more actually aware of interna- tional affairs and their relationship to us as a nation. Mary Dickinson was crowned Miss Newsweek with Betty Mc- Farland as runner-up. They were awarded subscriptions to the Atlanta Newspapers. Through the cooperation of the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County, I. R C. sponsored a Freedom Agenda program during spring quarter. Officers were: Ann Alvis, Publicity; Alice Thornton President; Ja le Frist, Vice-President; Becky Deal Project Chairr nan and Martha Richardson, Secretary- Shakespeare ' s Sir Tob III of Twelfth Night and Malviolio: " Dost tho of Viola and Seba Within the mirror that hangs back-stage we see the reflec- tion of the theater in Agnes Scott ' s drama club. Black- friars was the oldest and one of the most active clubs on campus. Each year it presented to the campus two full plays and three one-act plays. The full act plays this year were; " The Skin of Our Teeth, " given in the Fall, and " Twelfth Night, " given in the Spring. The " Skin of Our Teeth " was a delightful experiment. It was one of the first presentational plays given by the club. It was dif- ferent from the usual representational play because the ac- tion was directed toward the audience, the audience was spoken to, and took an active part in the play. Although many students and visitors were surprised by the sudden running up and down the aisle, the whole of the audience joined in the spirit and enjoyed themselves. The whole campus is anxiously awaiting another such play. The Spring play was presented outdoors on the infirmary steps, a modified arena production with afternoon and eve- Helen Jo Hinchey is behind : Olivia, Jea looking or your way. ia, a witty and charming gentl. f the fun and excitement in the actio ory, and Viola, Robbie Shellnut and at a says: " Will you hoist sail, sir? h The stuffy Malviolio, Jo Ann written by Sir Toby, Feste Claude S. Bennett trophy) , great, achieve greatness and Miklas, reads the humorous letter (Memye Curtis — winner of the Sir Aguecheek: " Some are born some have greatness thrust upon The make-up committee, including Tritt field and Cynthia Bailey for the produc enther, Haynes, and Syribeys, prepare Sallii ning performances. Only the smallest amount of scenery was used, to present the desired effect. The costumes were colorful and effective. In the Winter quarter, the club presented " Twelve Pound Look " by James Barrie, " House of Jube " by Valentine Davies, and a club member ' s original drama written in the playwriting class. These one-act plays were all student directed and studio productions. The emphasis was more on acting and less on the technical and physical sides which were concentrated on in the two long plays. Costumes and scenery were not emphasized. Besides their productions, the club held meetings twice a month and board meetings once a month. At the regular meetings they had reading like that of the " Half-Pint Prima Donna, " written in the playwriting class by a mem- ber, and an evening of dramatic readings by Miss Hale and Mrs. John Heard. The club also sponsored the Emory Druids, which brought to the campus " Under Milk Wood " by Dillon Thomas. The club ' s tryouts were held in the Fall and Spring quarter by both technical and acting ap- plications. Tryouts consisted of groups acting out scenes from one-act plays that the club had chosen for them. The club has been a complete success, for it has realized that only equality before and behind the scenes can pro- duce a play worthy of acclamation. Mary Dickinson and Lucy Robe lights and sound for the perforr Sally Wilt and Virginia Love wo performances given in the infirn watches from the steps. ■e in charge of the en on Friday night, operties for the two t. Some of the cast May Court, left to right Burns, Carolyn Crawford, S; g Pittman, Mickey Scott, Emasue Alford, Si! h Petty, Jo Ann Hall and Judy Rogers, Margaret Williamson. Harley, Katy Blondeau, Suzy Long, Judy McDaniel, Ann Wellbo A Mountain May Day complete with hillbillies and witches danced with equal ease by Agnes Scottians entertained the college community and many visitors with the story of a mountain hunter who married a witch. Seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen, musicians, dancers, artists all took part in presenting Agnes Scott with a May Day never to be forgotten. JoAnn Hall reigned over the May Court as Scotties gathered in the dell to see the Granny Woman and her companions attempt to draw Melissa back to her life as a witch. The preacher, the forest spirits, and Melissa ' s love defeated the forces of evil at last and the audience was impressed by the talents of the performers and scenario author as it was by the beauty of the May Court. Colorful costumes, ballad music, college beauties, even the blessings of the weatherman — nothing was missing from a Moun- tain May Day at Agnes Scott. Dcr Rural Mur.il with lyrics by Curry and music by Bizet, Gounod, Puccini, Verdi, Sullivan, and Strauss was the cul- tural event of the Agnes Scott season. Music loving seniors, members of Die Meistersenior Opera Company, gave lower classmen and visitors a taste of the " better things in life " as it presented such greats in the music world as the noted tenor JoAnn Hall and the outstanding operatic bass, Con- nie Curry. Carolyn Crawford ' s Hilda, a flirt, and Susan Col- trane ' s heroine were admitted standouts in Atlanta ' s musical life as were the performances of Captain Sally Legg and Herr Karl Von Schmidt alias Jeanne Levie. This was the first production of the opera in the Atlanta area and the tender love story of Hans and the flower vendor was widely acclaimed by local critics. ViUain-so-fair-and-so-rare Connie ( to impost Real Artist Jeanne Levii on the road to Easelburg. urry begins her (his?) plot by holding him (her?) up Wandering Vagabond JoAnn Hall dii to the beloved heavy soprano, Flowe !cted a lilting tenor aria Vendor Susan Coltrane. Villain Curry and Coquette Carolyn Crawford joined in a plan to " get rid of Hans " and sang their Habanera duet beside the gushing and classical fountain. This won ' t fool anybody. Genny Lucchese, Opera chairman, did a great job of pinch-hitting for Carolyn, as the " Girls " do the lovely " Flower Song " in front of the good old eight- foot Mural. The not-so-victorious " Army, " roused by Connie ' s news of Hans ' seduction of their girls, goes vigorously into the " Think- ing Song. " Top three of the Agnes Scott News — n plans for the weekly paper. The purposes of the Agnes Scott News were to serve the students, to keep a record of the activities of the campus, and to serve the interests of faculty, administration, and alumnae. The Ne ' ws was entirely a student publication. The staff gathered in their pink-walled room in the Hub everv Monday night. Every student had a copy of the paper in her P. O. box on Wednesday. EDITORIAL STAFF Carolyn Wells Editor Genny Lucchese Managing Editor May Muse, Eleanor Swain, Dot Weakley Assistant Editors Ann Allred Copy Editor JoAnne McCarthy Assistant Copy Editor Virginia Keller S or .s- Editor Judy Brown, Vivian Hays Society Editors Vannie Traylor . . . Administration and Club Editor Leah Fine P jofo«rapher BUSINESS STAFF Elizabeth Paschal Business Manager Betty Claire Regen Advertising Manager Mary Edna Clark Circulation Manager Stella Biddle Assistant Circidation Manager Clark, Biddle, Pascal, and Regen of the N paper. News staffers, Allred, Duvall, Hays, Swa caught for posterity by Silhouette ' s photograph. taif devoted hoarded 1, McCarthy, Brown, Mus. of-class and We Allrcd and Syribeys of Aurora devoted STAFF Ann Allred Eilitoi Jean Gregory Associate Editor Mary Love L ' Heureux Art Editor Margaret Rogers Exchaii i ' Editor Georgia Syribeys Business Miunr er BUSINESS STAFF Pat Guynup, Mary Kinman, Sally Shippey, Sally Wilt. LITERARY STAFF Julie Boland, Bettie Forte, Donna McGinty, Ann Alvis, Rookie Smith, Dot Rearick, Pat Guynup, Genny Lucchese. The Aurora was " a literary magazine for student expres- sion " that came out three times a year. The Aurora gave everybody who was interested in writing a chance to do so and to be recognized. It let the campus know what writ- ing was being done by the students and provided a means of sharpening our critical judgment as well. Wilt, McMillan, Shippey, B; :h the Edi The annual room, where the Silhouette staff worked, was pink-wallcd too, although there wasn ' t leisure to pay much attention to the color. The 195 5 Silhouette had its beginnings in the page sequence worked out by the staff, determining the order of subject matter. The art staff worked on getting the plan in shape for the engraver, whose artists drew up the dummy from which the staff worked as the annual took shape. The individual class pic- tures were made fall quarter. Pictures of " current events " were shot throughout the year. Advertisements were sold. The copy staff fitted words around our ideas for this an- nual. Staff members and their associates worked together or separately, but constantly. The final pages were sent to print spring quarter. Then we took time to notice that the walls were pink, and to admire the poster which explained our work in Buttrick. Silhouette ' s Bullard, Cook, Burke, Smith T. and Black hard at work. Associate Editor Petty and Bus mess Manager Jacks made the Editor ' s job more bearable. STAFF Julia Beeman Editor Sarah Petty Associate Editor Mary Oates Col)y Editor Constance Ballas Clais and Faculty Editor Peggy McMillan Feature Editor Sally Shippey Sports Editor Donna Walkup Art Editor Sally Wilt Photography Editor Betty Ann Jacks Business Manager Alvia Cook Advertising Manager Yvonne Burke Technical Manager iffers Sargent and Walkup ginality to the Silhouette. Mary Redmond Adai Martha Louise Akin Lillian Wheeler Alex Bea Louise Aln Susan Austin Cynthia Gayelord Bailey Carolyn Croft Barker Frances Lee Barker Karen Joyce Beall Mary Davis Beaty Evelyn Verdery Becku: Priscilla Goodwin Benn Margaret Atwood Benton Susanne Yancey Benson Marty Jo Black Elizabeth Ann Bohlander Elizabeth Lee Bond Nancy Louise Brock Rita Joyce Brownlee Lallie Suzelle Burns The activities of the Sophomore CLiss started as early as last summer when its members kept in touch with each other through the " Blue Book, " a class paper, and the mem- bers made ready to play a major part in orientation week. L ic ass Miriam Elizabeth Cale Francjs Carey Cansler Caroline Elizabeth Car Patricia Ruth Chastair May Jacqueline Chij Mary Kathryn Cole Frances Sue Cork Mary Miot Cox Mary Elizabeth Crapps Catherine Allen Crosby Julia Eberly Curry Rebecca Witherspoon Deal Margery Jane DeFord Jean Ann Donaldson Ila Jo Doroush Laura Frances Dryden Harriet Eraser Easley Meda Kathleen Farms Virginia Wilkie Ferri Carole Ann Fi of ' 57 writing letters of advice and welcome to freshmen and being on hand to meet them and see them through the complexities of registration and receptions, they worked with junior sponsors. The celebrated name tags which weri; worn during the week were made by them. The class gave an Indian Pow-Wow to the freshmen, who were initiated into Indian tribes and given the privilege of watching ceremonial dances. Among these was the Fire a a66 Nancy Hildegarde Flagg Sally Eleanor Forester Margaret Connitfe Foskey Emily Jeannine Frapart Virginia Brvan Fuller Sybil Anise Gann Anne Chandler Gilbert Catherine Cox Girardej Nancy Louise Glasure Patricia Carol Goodmai Patricia Anne Grandy Patricia Anne Guynup Marian Hagedorn Hazel Joan Hall Dorothea Anne Harlee Helen Leora Hendry Carolyn Herman Sarah Anne Higgins Margaret Thornton Hill Dorothy Jean Hodgens of -57 Dance, strongly reminiscent of one o ' clock on a cold win- ter night on the campus when students arc suddenly awak- ened by the bell and " Capturing the Pony Express " or the 9:20 dash to the mail room. Charlotte Anne Holzworth Evalyn Frances Hosterman Doris Blackman Huddlesto Virginia Antoinette Hutch Katharine Somers Jenkii Jacquelii 3 Johnson Mary McNair Jones Virginia Trcsel Keller Rachel Phoebe King Mary Thelma Kinmai Jean Price Knapp Ann Carter Lane Helene Sheppard Lee Nancy Ann Love Mary Jane Marbut Marilyn Lucile McClu Sheila Margaret MacConochii Suzanne McGregor Anne Janet McKelvie Dorothy Palmer McLanahan Frances McSwain Mollie Merrick Edith Cemele Mille Katherine Sue Millf Mary Hobby Mills Margaret Emily Minter Grace Walton Molineux Mary Margaret Moody Jane Zuill Moore Martha Jane Morgan Jacquelyn Faye Murray Cynthia Elizabeth Muse Doris Mae Musgrave Barbara Ann Myers Carole Sylvia Myers Jo Anne Nix Nancy Havis Nixon Mary Ashford Oates Frances St. Clair PatI Carol Wray Pine During the remainder of the fall quarter the sophomores were busy, first working on their skit for Black Cat and then compiling and selling the little green student direc- tories which were published just in time to be used in ad- K iC add Edwin Douglas Pil Angeline Pope Jean Porter Alice Gay Pound Billie Camilla Rainey Dorothy Ann Rearick Virginia Ann Redhead Bryte Daniel Reynolds Martha Anne Richards Martha Jane Riggins Lucy Caroline Robertsc Ida Jeanniene Roobin Jacquelyn Alice Rountree Patricia Francis Sanford Marianne Sargent Margaret Carolyn Schilling Helen Hughes Sewell Eugenie Cunningham Sharp Patricia Powell Singley Sylvai Joyce Skelton of -57 dressing Christmas cards. The Sophomore part of Black Cat was the visit to the reahn of Ah-Kat. Dennis the Menace, their mascot, proudly spurned the class swimming team on to win the school meet. Carolyn Emmor Miriam Frances Smith Joanne Smith T Nancy Ann Snipes th Emily Jane Starnei Mary Frazer Steele Erma Wynelle Strickland Emiko Takeuchi Sally Ann Templeman Anne Ayres Terry Susan Alice Thornton Sara Bissell To Richlyn Vandiver Donna Ann Walhup Dorothy Evelyn Walton Julia Frances Weathers Grace Helen Weller Lavinia Langley Whatley Nancy Lee Wheeler Anne Stewart Whitfield Sophomores raised over seven hundred dollars for Junior Jaunt. One of the main means of doing so was the fashion show which they staged in collaboration with Rich ' s. Stu- dents returned from it with pink carnations and .1 longing Margaret Pearson WUso Nancy Eleanor Wright Margaret Ann Zepatos for the beautiful dresses which were shown. B. J. Schaufele brought out a door prize of a jeweh ' y box and Joan St. Clair won a cashmere sweater. " Milton ' s Magic Show " was the sophomore skit for Junior Jaunt. In April a formal dance with the theme, " " April in Paris, " was held. All who attended felt it was a wonderful party. The class made the daisy chain to decorate the chapel for the seniors at graduation. Spring Quarter ended with the sophomores looking toward the next year with strong an- ticipation, as they ordered their class rmgs. Not pictured: Jo Ann Beasley Patricia Ann Blackwood Mary Evan Bristow Lillian Gloria Calhoun Olive Rita Condon Frances Rowland Holtscla Evelyn Alice Jamhoor Virginia Louise McClurki Mildred Nesbit Juliet Hockaday Purcell Ann Norris Shires Lelia Ryland Swain JOAN ADAIR Montgomery, Alabama Psychology JEANNE HEISLEY ADAMS Atlanta, Georgia History NORMA JANE ADAMS Decatur, Georgia Matbeiuatics BETTY LUCILE AKERMAN Atlanta, Georgia History CELIA CAROLYN ALFORD Lawrenceville, Georgia Chemistry HELEN ANN ALLRED High Point, North Carolina English JULIA NAN ARWOOD Moultrie, Georgia Psychology SARA ANNE ATKINSON Greenville, Georgia History and Political Science GERTRUDE CAROLYN AWBREY Dalton, Georgia English CONSTANCE BALLAS Memphis, Tennessee Biology JULIA CAROLYN BEEMAN Cuthbert, Georgia French MARGARET FRANCES BRIDGES Charlotte, North Carolina English L ia66 of ' b5 ' If YVONNE IMOLA BURKE Decatur, Georgia Psycholog y SUSANNA MAY BYRD Gastonia, North Carolina History GEORGIA BELLE CHRISTOPHER Griffin, Georgia English NANCY CLARK Signal Mountain, Tennessee Bible ANNE ROSSELOT CLAYTON Atlanta, Georgia Physics SUSAN ELIZABETH COLTRANE Atlanta, Georgia History L.ia66 of ' 55 CAROLYN CRAWFORX) Maryville, Tennessee Music CONSTANCE WINNIFRED CURRY Greensboro, North Carolina History and Political Science SARAH CAROLINE CUTTS Greenville, Georgia History and Political Science MARY ALEXANDRA DICKSON Anderson, South Carolina English LUTA CATHERINE EICHELBERGER Clinton, South Carolina English LEAH FINE Atlanta, Georgia Mathematics L iadd of ' 55 NELLE ELIZABETH FLYNN Seneca, South Carolina Psychology atui Sociology HELEN TERRY POKES LaGrange, Georgia Art MARJORIE McLEOD FORDHAM Beaufort, South Carolina Sociology BETTIE LUCILLE FORTE Columbus, Georgia Classics MAE HUIE FORTSON LaGrange, Georgia Bible JANE McMAHON GAINES Atlanta, Georgia C iadd of 35 LETITIA TAYLOR GRAFTON Staunton, Virginia Philosophy MARTHA ELIZABETH GRAFTON Staunton, Virginia Philosophy GRACE DONAHUE GREER Lakeland, Georgia History and Politicai Science WILMA URSULA HACHTEL Atlanta, Georgia Sociology PATRICIA ANNE HALE Java, Republic of Indonesia English TO ANN HALL Dothan, Alabama Art L.ia66 of ' 55 103 MARY LOU HALL Racine, Wisconsin Socinlngy PATTY ELIZABETH HAMILTON Orlando, Florida Music HARRIET CHOATE HAMPTON Charlotte, North Carolina History and Political Science ANN LOUISE HANSON Houston, Texas Spanish VIVIAN LUCILE HAYS Moultrie, Georgia Psychology JANE HENEGAR Copperhill, Tennessee History and Political Science ( ia66 of ' 55 HELEN JO HINCHEY Cnruthersville, Missouri Philosophy MARY PAULINE HOOD Cornelia, Georgia English ANNE CHASTAIN HOOVER Augusta, Georgia Sociology BEVERLY WATSON HOWIE Decatur, Georgia Bihic MARY CAROL HUFFAKER Atlanta, Georgia French BETTY ANN JACKS Decatur, Georgia English C iadd of ' 33 HANNAH ELIZABETH JACKSON Cartersville, Georgia Mathematics BEVERLY ANNE JENSEN Atlanta, Georgia Psychology MARY ALICE KEMP Acworth, Georgia Sociolog y MARY EVELYN KNIGHT Houston, Texas English BERTHA LOUISE KWILECKI Moultrie, Georgia Psychology SARAH JEANNE LEGG Thomasville, Georgia Creek LJaS6 of ' 55 JEANNE SYMPSON LEVIE Jackson, Michigan History anil Political Science CATHERINE LOUISE LEWIS Avondale Estates, Georgia History anil Political Science MARY LOVE L ' HEUREUX Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art GENEVIEVE THERESE LUCCHESE Atlanta, Georgia CALLIE CURCI McARTHUR Goldsboro, North Carolina Bible JO ANNE McCarthy Charleston, South Carolina History L ia66 of ' 55 107 DONNA LEE McGINTY Moultrie, Georgia English JAMIE KATHERINE McKOY Dalton, Georgia Econoviics GWENDOLYN ANN McLEROY Decatur, Georgia Economics and Sociology PEGGY ANNE McMILLAN Knoxville, Tennessee Psychology MARIANNE McPHERSON Marietta, Georgia History and Political Science PAULINE TURLEY MORGAN Franklin, Tennessee English C jj of ' 53 HELEN MOUTOS Augusta, Georgia Socioloiry JANE ELIZABETH NELSON Mobile, Alabama Vhilnsophy VIRGINIA ALICE NUNNALLY Memphis, Tennessee History GRACE DAVENE OLERT Richmond, Virginia Mjisic PATRICIA FRANCES PADEN Atlanta, Georgia Classics ELIZABETH ANN PASCHAL Atlanta, Georgia Psychology C jj of ' 35 SARAH KATHERYNE PETTY Selma, Alabama Eniflish MARGARET ANN PFEIFFER Atlanta, Georgia History and Political Science RUTH LESTER POSEY Montgomery, Alabama History MARY CAMPBELL PRICHARD Milton, West Virginia History and Political Science JOAN CHESWELL PRUITT Westminster, South Carolina Sociology BETTY JANE REINEY Lewisburg, Tennessee Mttsic L ia65 of [53 LOUISE RANDOLPH ROBINSON Charlotte, North C.irohna English IDA REBECCA ROGERS Dalton, Georgia Music MARGARET REID ROGERS Easley, South Carolina History BETTY JANE SCHAUFELE Miami, Florida History and Political Science AGNES MILTON SCOTT Decatur, Georgia History and Political Science LEGRANDE GUERRY SMITH Quitman, Georgia Chemistry L ia66 oj ' 55 EVELYN ROUNTREE STEGAR Abingdon, Virginia History and Political Science HARRIET ANN STOVALL Atlanta, Georgia Art GEORGIA SYRIBEYS Montgomery, Alabama Greek JANE DAVIDSON TANNER Commerce, Georgia Vsychology PATRICIA ATHELENE TOOLEY Wilmar, Arkansas Sociology CLIF TRUSSELL Atlanta, Georgia Interilcpartmeiital Scienc C iadd o ' 55 MARJORIE VANN Birmingham, Alabama Mathcinat ' irs CORA SUE WALKER Decatur, Georgia PAULINE DAVIS WALLER Decatur, Georgia Cbi ' w ' nfry OUIDA CAROLYN WELLS Atlanta, Georgia CAROL MILLER WILLIAMS Jackson, Mississippi Phiolosophy MARGARET WILLIAMSON Monticello, Arkansas English a a66 Oj ' 55 ELIZABETH ANNE WILSON Gastoniii, North Carolina Eiij lish JUDY ROGERS Mm cot Not Pictured: ANN HEMPERLEY DOBBS BARBARA WARD HALE DOROTHY THIELMAN MARILYN VANCE a66 o f ' 55 Looking back over the senior year of the Class of ' 5 5, it seems that their year was a busy one, for the Seniors had their fingers in every pot. Led by Chief Rogers, the tribe worked and played to make it a wonderful year. Although the Seniors as a class were not responsible for Orientation Week, they played an important part by help- ing the Freshmen get to know the faculty by giving a Faculty-Freshman Coffee. Later, amid swirls of crepe paper and wearing beanies of yellow and black, they stormed into the gym to perform for the feted kitty. The kitty and audience were deeply impressed by their original song: Is it any wonder they won first prize? The Seniors again came out on top, for they were campus hockey champs and placed second in raising Junior Jaunt money. Their hilarious skit " Two Fleas or Not Two Fleas " netted them first place. This activity was continued all year. The Seniors spon- sored the drive for blood donors on campus, and manned the dry-cleaning booth in the basement of Main. They also sold Agnes Scott mugs, and then everyone had a catch-all for paper clips, bobby pins and a place to root botany experiments. And so as the Seniors sang to their Alma Mater: ' Each time the leaies turn red in the fall, The freshuieii come to our hnnaii Hall, A little unsure of that which they seek. But oh! Our hearts are filled with dreams. " Our hearts to thee, we raise in songs of praise The memories . . . remain through all our days. " so does the campus sing in praise to you, the Class of 195 5. Aud then there comes those years in betiueen The shapes of dreams begin to be seen. Their patterns form, and sloicly they grow, And oh! Hopes are renewed again. And then there comes that wonderful date. The day in fiine tvheii we graduate. Four years of strength that we ' ve gained from you- Vc leaie you. To nial;e our dreams come true, to make our dreams come true. " Special S tudenU T CATHERINE MIREILLE BLONDEAU Paris, France BARBARA ANNE DUVALL Decatur, Ga. V MARTHA YOUNG EMBRY Decatur, Ga. EVELYN BYRD HOGE Pearisbur " , Va. ' Not Pictured: PEGGY ALEXANDER BELL Decatur, Ga. CAROLINE HARRIET SNYDER Decatur, Ga. Hale, Robi. ed, Peggy Bridges, George Be n Hanson, Secretary; Callie McArth Harriet Stovall, Carolyn Wells, Ma Mortar Board w.is .1 national senior honor society for stu- dents who were outstanding in leadership, scholarship and service. Members were chosen from the junior class. The purposes of the society are " to provide for the cooperation between senior honorary societies for women, to promote college loyalty, to advance the spirit of service and fellow- ship among university women, to maintain a high standard of scholarship, to recognize and encourage leadership, and to stimulate and develop a fine type of college women. " .- — Mortar Board taps library followed thi During the winter quarter members of Mortar Board se- lected a junior as their president for 195S-S6. Her name was kept a secret until the traditional tapping ceremony. At that time Mortar Board members wearing caps and gowns and carrying lighted candles found Guerry Fain in the library and told her she was chosen. Then singing the Mortar Board song, they went with her through the dor- mitories. The list of Mortar Board projects was long and varied. Among their year ' s activities was the sale of Christmas cards and calendars and the showing of movies on the campus Saturday nights. Members distributed and counted ballots during college elections, and showed visitors around the campus. After spring quarter elections they conducted a leadership school for students chosen for offices. who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities? — if you asked that as a question at Agnes Scott in 195 J even the greenest fieshman or newest transfer could name the ten outstanding Scottie seniors on the list: Georgia Belle Christopher, Connie Curry, Pat Hale, Jo Ann Hall, Mary Evelyn Knight, Alice Nunnally, Louise Robinson, Har- riet Stovall, Carolyn Wells, and Margaret Willimson. Their skills ranged from athletics to literature; there were a number of presidents and a trio of editors among them, but whatever their fields they all had two words in com- mond: leadership and service. It was hard to choose from the senior class the ten seniors who fulfilled these two criteria to the greatest extent, but the choice was finally made and Hottentots heard at convocation the announce- ment of the most outstanding of the outstanding, the Agnes Scott seniors who were Who ' s Who. Helen Ann Allred — High Point, North Carohna Georgia Belle Christopher — Griffin, Georgia Anne Roselot Clayton — Atlanta, Georgia Constance Winnifred Curry — Greensboro, North Carolina Patricia Anne Hale — Staunton, Virginia Betty Ann Jacks — Decatur, Georgia Virginia Alice Nunnally — Memphis, Tennessee Patricia Frances Paden — Atlanta, Georgia Betty Jane Reiney — Lewisburg, Tennessee Cora Sue Walker — Decatur, Georgia Pauline Davis Waller, Decatur, Geo gia Margaret Williamson — Monticelio, Arkansas On March thirty-first. Dr. Ellen Douglas Leyburn, president of the Beta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, gave an address on the subject St. Thomas More. After Dr. Ley- burn ' s address, Dr. Elizabeth Crigler, secretary of the chapter, read the names of the twelve girls of the Class of 195 5 honored by election to Phi Beta Kappa. Membership is based not only on scholarly achievements but also on character and leadership. The organization originated in 1776; Agnes Scott ' s chapter was established in 1926. Agnes Scott was the ninth woman ' s college to receive this honor. The last of the last whirl of days of the last wonderful year is gone. All that remains is a very fleeting memory of kaleidoscopic experi- ences and feelings. Class Day, June 3, has passed with its images of Sophomores and the daisy chain, of the great flames at bookburning and of small candlelight at the capping of the Jun- iors. Likewise, Alumnae Day with the strange- ness of a new status for ex-students. Baccalau- reate Sunday, June 5, has set itself down in our reflections with the memory of worshiping with the seniors and their parents at a " last " service led by Dr. Raymond Irving Lindquist of the Hollywood First Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, California. The tea and fellowship shared in the Library Sunday afternoon among faculty and parents and seniors is over. Monday, June 6, Graduation with its very foggy image of tristful joy and dewy-eyed grins — of Dr. E. Harris Harbison, Professor of History at Prince- ton University, speaking to faces full of pride — the trepidation with tassels on top — wavers before our mind ' s eye. It ' s a short way from September to June four years later and a very long time from the Colonnade to Gaines to the stage to the knee-worn stool, but there is the end of a happier than hard part of our lives. Di- ploma and purple-and-white hood bore the graduates up on their way back. As the Class of ' 5 5 — one hundred strong — takes its leave, its knowledge, its degree and its memories, it is the symbol of another year accomplished, a year in which they capped the Class of ' 5 6, their suc- cessors, were marshaled by the Class of ' 57, their sisters, and molded impressions for the Class of ' 5 8, their sweet ones. " These things seem small and iindistingiiishable, Like far-off mountains turned into clouds. " — Shakespeare. ndex I. Curricular Faculty IS Freshmen 26 Juniors S6 Seniors 98 Sophomores 90 Special Students IIS II. Extra Curricular Organizations A. Activities Black Cat 42 Blackfriars play 82 Dance Group program 6 5 Graduation 122 Honor Emphasis Week 34 Junior Jaunt 5 6fF Investiture 47 Little Girls Day 46 May Day 84 Religious Emphasis Week 67 Retreats 12 Senior Opera 85 Suppressed Desires Day 5 5 Water pageant 70 B. Athletics Archery 77 Badminton 71 Basketball 70 Dolphin Club 70 Golf 44 Hockey 44 Horseback riding 45 Modern Dance Group 45 Ping Pong 77 Riflery 78 Softball 78 Swimming 44 Tennis 80 Tennis Ten 80 Tumbling 79 III. Features Movieland . 36 Beauty Section 37 In Memoriam 49 Christmas 51 Founder ' s Day — our future 72 C. Organizations Departmental Bible Club 18 Blackfriars 82 BOZ 21 Folio 35 French Club 22 Glee Club 48 International Relations Club . . . . 31 Lecture Association 64 Music Club 48 Organ Guild 48 Pi Alpha Phi 54 Spanish Club 22 Honorary Chi Beta Phi 23 Eta Sigma Phi 20 Granddaughters 68 Honor Roll 34 Mortar Board 116 Phi Beta Kappa 119 Wearers of Letter 77 Who ' s Who 118 Publications Aurora 87 News 86 Silhouette 88 Big Four AA 76 CA 66 Social Committee 68 Student Government 34 Social Cotillion 6V Granddaughters 68 " we shaiiou ' s haic of ended, Think but this, and all is mended. That you hare hut sluinbcr ' d here While these ris ons did appear. And this ueiili mid idle theme. No more yielding but a dream. Gentles, do not reprehend: If yon pan on, we uill mend: And, as I am an honest Puck, If U ' e hare unearned hnk Noir to ' scajie tlte serpent ' s tongue. We will make amends ere long; Else the Puck a liar rail: So, good night unto you all. Gire me your hands, if we be fi tends. And Robin shall restore amends. " — Shakespeare. THE INDEPENDENT COLLEGE The independent college belongs to those who believe in it. It can have no other ownership. It has flourished through the centuries because every generation raises up people who understand its power for good. Rooted in this faith, steadfast, humane, the independent college abides as a citadel of the unfettered mind and spirit. AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE Decatur, Ga. Founded 1889 Complhnenti of VANDY ' S CLEANERS TATUM ' S PHARMACY AND LAUNDRY 113 E. Court Square 240 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. DE. 2516 POLLY DEBS MAKE YOUR HOME AT NEWSOME ' S SHOES HOTEL CANDLER 117 Clairmont When Visiting EV. 1411 DECATUR, GA. Decatur Georgia Modern Rooms Excellent Cuisine J. P. Stevens Engraving Co. 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