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Wrestlin I [ack Graham, Hill Warlick Monn Littleiohn, |ohn

Buxton, David Brown, Everett Price, Id Irvin, Jim Covington. Back r<"<
Parker, Pete EUer, I linn Griffin, llu-.n Faison, Dent A( •■ a, Dick

Neale, Reitzel Snider, John Bernhardt, 1 .irrv Wright.

mounts in (<rcck Basketball Race.

<Ki -

Wildcats in the

Courtesy of your
friendly Coordinator.

Local hoi makes good.

(.uiirj, Home'

some-kind-ol General ( leland's troop helicopter attracts more attention than
Ins speech . . . Fred Summers in "The Bishop Misbehaves" - IUkIiK Mor
i"\\ played For the Rain Festival where it didn't rain . . . Davidson's basketeers
opened the season with two wins over Guilford ... in the opener 1 1<>|>!>\ ( <>l>l>
made a booming 59 points and the c, 4 point hit was the high score mark <>t the
season ... in Final pre-Christmas action, \ I'. I. edged the ( .its In onlj one
point . . . a second win over I he Citadel gained after Christmas , . . losses to
\ P. I. and College ol Charleston were revenged on road trip . . . Wake I 01
est's Deacons were easj victors . CatsdefeatV. M. I. and a fourth conference
win assure Cats ol spot in annual Southern Conference tournament . . .

I he 1 xecutive Suite'


Coach Danny Millet,


Furman's Darrel Floyd, ex-Davidson student and lead
ing scorer in nation, missed first meeting ol the two
clubs, but pumped in 44 the second time around . . .
overtime win gained as Ish Bennett and Ray I larding
lead the attack against Catawba . . . Sophs Dave Shaw
and Richard Weeks were the usual starting guards . . .
Cats met George Washington in tourney's first round
. . . Hobby Cobb becomes the first Davidson player
ever to average 20 or more points a game.

P«ge Forty




I'., i null. Shaw, Fowle, Cobb, Harding Second VlcSwain, Ferguson,

Baker, Spears. Third vl •■ Cates, Powell Martin, Morgan, Hacker, Fisher, Managei

Helms, third row: Assistant Coach Brown, Corbin, Davis, Lyon, Coach Miller.


In the spring Davidsonians turn to revolution b\ evolution . . . the Feenej
Regime finds almost no opposition to their revised constitution . . . the
i NIC A ponders voluntary membership . . . Seniors land fellowships and
scholarships— Fullbright, Rotary, and Rockefeller, but no Rhodes . . . job
interviews . . . Dublin Players return . . . gay Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit
relieved on the following matinee by non-conformist Sean O'Casey's "Juno
and the Pavcock" . . . the Players had few props but much personality both
on and off the stage . . . Converse Chorus were happy wanderers . . . "Old-
Timers" didn't tire against our \ arsitv . . . more Alumni tots there than
students . . . YMCAers screw their courage to the sticking point and treat
Negro Slie as an equal . . . nice to see one organization live up to some ol
its ideals . . .

S P R i n G

V- usefift


Snead, Robinson, Green, Keesler, Clark, Thorpe, Makepeace, Coach Mc Ki i

Coach McKee and Captain Clark


Jacksonville NAS Duke

Miami* Wayne

Florida WofFord*

Rollins* V. M. I.

Geo. Washington Washington & Le

Michigan State Kalamazoo

Swarthmore N. C. State

Cornell* North Carolina

Furman* Presbyterian

*more than one match

en n is

I op netmen of Southern Conference go into their final year:
Lacy Keesler, Singles Champion; Corky Clark and George
Snead, Doubles Champions; and Leighton Green, the third
man . . . Thorpe and Robinson up from Freshman Team
and newcomer Makepeace added strength . . . the results
were inevitable . . .

Dave Brubeck's progressive music satisfied high brovi
jazz lovers, but gave the IK budge! a real cool dig
. . . Mr. Brubeck differs from Mr. Armstrong, it
seem-., like .1 Presbyterian minister differs from .1
Baptist minister . . . fraternities use .1 familiar Form
ol sadism, Hell Week, to help their little brothers
grovi up . . . paddles . . . road trips . . . parlor games
. . . alter ten days "I regression .ill were ready for
lolt\ ideals again . , grades went out >>nl\ at mid
semester . . . mass regurgitation ol dead facts reviews

were just .is often . . .

I Shaw's competitor?

The self-appointed international set adopt Daytona for
their spring vacation . . . other campus groups have a
more tangible purpose to their roaming . . . the Male
Chorus went from here to San Antonio . . . Red and
Black Masquers made their second annual tour . . .
Biology students ate swamp cabbage on their safari to
the Everglades . . . those who had had a boring vacation
didn't admit it . . . Baker Scholar and other Finalists
give the rrats a bit or spring practice in rushing . . .

n Spring a young man's fancy .

Brubeck "At the Alai

Track Schedule


The Citadel

Washington & Lee-

N. C. State

f triangular meet


He's off!

Page Forty-six

t MM \l\ I I I \1 \ l\l' l oU

I umi rou Mitchener, Wright, Ormond, Sum:

Wilson, |ackson. Second rou Vssistanl I Mann,

Davis, Diuguid, Andrews, Stewart, Campbell, Home, Bryant,
WeJier, Mallory. third row. Feeney, Holshouser, l> Gramlev, Ga
Regen, Huffaker, Guiles, Lynn, McSwain, Hunter, Lazenbv, P
Koonce, B, Gramlev, Coach,

Burl Ives cancels appearance due to opening nighi
ol rennessee Williams "Cat on a Hot 1 in R.00I

1. .11I Sandburg brought from liis goat-farm
.it I I. it Rock tn replace Mr. Ives . . . he brought
Ins guitar along . . . Floyd becomes more like
I \ .11 even chapel . . . Indoor season helped

track C .its . . champ Ashcraft and veteran I eenej
lead distance nun . . . I'liil Koonce, also .1 top man
in broad jump, dashed around with Ylississippian
Mitchener . . . Bill and Dale Gramlej gave David
son her top weight lifters . . and Huffaker con
tinued to jump high . . .

# A



A Business major's final exam.


reaction to retroactive ROTC . . . President Cun-
ningham slickly informs us of the SI 00 increase
in tuition . . . doomed Georgia Dorm is the scene
of revitalized hall prayer meetings . . . baseball
found new power at the plate— Sophs Dyke Little
and Jim West were needed additions to Bill Row-
land and Buzz Hope's high batting average . . . Isb
Bennett and Johnny Smith proved to be stable
veteran pitchers . . . the) were relieved by Dick
Belton up from last years' freshman squad and two
Frosh lefthanders Dave Page and /Mien Moore
. . . Davidson baseball saw 100 f; improvement
in 1955 . . .


Parris Island*



V. P. I


V. M. L*


McCrary 1 agles

Lenoir Rhyne*


Washington ^


1 he Citadel*

\\ illiams

C.LI ill Old



ilian one game

Coach Chuck Clements
Captain Bill Rowland

( '.heese . .

. . . tllld it:

morning edition ol the news and editorial
voice reminds us thai it's \pril I ""I s Da)
. . . a Few of its victims wished it actual!)
had been sold , , . much ol its s.uirc- was
smothered In its tabloid appearance . . . Eu
manean and Philanthropic debate l<>r " I Ik-
C up" . . government inspection <>l the war
labs ...Ml thumbs . . . pseudo aristocrats
and other decadents are our unofficial rep
resentatives for the C arolina t up Races .it
C amden . . .


.,..„, rEAM Front row Wallace, Hemingway, Sanders, Md . Sfaelos,

, L I \ i«an, Manage, Roper P "■ ' * Moor, Wood Pattenon,

NK I nd, Little, ( VI >e, R I [Wrd rtm Coach Cleme,

,, ;,„. , Lav, n Bennett, West. Belton, Hams, Regen.

« **** -jgz^Z-

ROTC hikes char



Club Cabaret . . . Jesse Morrow's combo found the Union at-
mosphere not as responsive to low music as the schoolhouse . . .
there just wasn't any stimulation . . . the erudites are satisfied
with the Fine Arts Festival ... an equal interest shown in the
Azalea Festival bv others . . . Phi Delts and Kappa Sigs battle
for points in Interfraternitv sports . . . Grant Johannesen plays
for us . . . Sullins College Chorus . . . Marriage Seminar and
other study groups sponsored bv the Y . . . Davidson's golfers
missed the services of Keith and Jenkins . . . return of Al Gaither
parti v offset this . . . Mickey Canon and Skipper Hall formed
nucleus of a respectable club . . . lettermen Martin Foil, Ed
Douglas, and Larrv Parrott offered strong support . . . Carl Swof-
ford proved to be the cream of the green . . .

( w<>\

Golf Schedule

Florida State

The Citadel*

N. C. State 1
V. P. I.

more than one match

Front row. Parrott, Canon, Swafford.
Second row: Scott, Foil, Captain Gai
ther. Hall. Coach Miller.

\citliii dreary April rains

nor hard-pressing studies

dim our gladness thai Spring

at long List hits conic.

i in

A +

■ L IT -■■"» k ;

i >■■ , i m J i" mii milium™! ■* I

T/u' Interfraternity Sing:
Spring training for Rush Week.

elections with the usual subtle campaigning. . . fewer harangues and fewer demagogues
... a cause and result, perhaps . . . Scripts and Pranks and the 'apostolic succession'
... the dogwoods bloom and Ralph Flanagan comes for Spring Frolics . . . the I) C luh
fools us . . . Bermudas and barefeet . . . Rumple Beach . . . Let's go to the river . . .
Phi Bete and ODK tap the elite and elected . . . fraternity functions . . . North Carolina
scientists are first to sleep in Belk . . . the Interfraternity Sing ... a more professional
voice, Blanche Thebom, fulfills canceled December engagement . . . Old South Ball and
the War is fought over in Charlotte this biennial . . . the Senior Auction . . . the air-
conditioned library packed during scorching exams . . . why, the literary society's diploma
is bigger than this . . . Davidson ... a safe place to send your son.

fefitettte^er^r-tT^v&tJ ;~^^^ifcfe>^<«icriPt*fr-%!

I he curtain closes on this act. Scenes will change For each ol us and the
dialogue will largel) be what we make it in the next act. Bui no matter
where the setting or what the speech, we will remember this act together.

Pane Fifty-thre*


Fort Smith, Arkansas

Reidsville, N. C.

Rome, Georgia

Laurmburg N. C.


Owcnsboro, Kentucky

Chapel Hill, N. C.


No news like ATO's "Good News"
for YMCA Gift Fund.



The Napoleonic legend.

Clandestine casting for illegitimate art.




Floyd Feeney

Hobby Cobb
First Vice-President

Perrin Anderson
Second Vice-President

Buddy Dye

Cobb, Feeney, Dye, Anderson

Student Government

The Student Government at Davidson is an attempt
on the part of the Student Body to assume the re-
sponsibility of governing its affairs. It is the organ
through which the Student Body works with the fac-
ulty and administration to uphold the honor system
and promote the interests of the students. Thus the

fields; judi-

duties of the Student Council fall in
ciary and administrative.

The judiciary responsibility is the most important.
This includes not only carrying out the provisions of
the Honor System, but also maintaining the Davidson
tradition of gentlemanly conduct.

Charlie Cousak Corky King Kenneth Lewis Swain Loy Charlie Rankin Clark Rj i d

Linny Baker |<>hn Childs )oe Conarroe Tom Newton Stuart Vaughn

Page Sixty-two

Administratively, the Council is responsible foi direct
iny t he interests "I the Student Bod) in such matters
.is the cut system, the athletic policy, and faculty rela

\ great step was taken tins yeai u hen, undei the leader
ship ill President I l<>\d Feeney, .1 new constitution was
drafted. [Tie new constitution sets up .1 definite trial
procedure, more clearlj defines the duties ol the Council,
and corrects 01 omits man) parts "I the < » 1 1 ! constitution
which h.ul become obsolete. B) conscientiousl) watching
over their affairs, the students are building .1 foundation

Iiii new responsibility and more influence in the college

I his hopeful outlook is encouraged l>\ the high degree
ol cooperation ol the members ol the faculty, especiall)
Dean Spencer and Dean Pietenpol.

Ihis year's Council has worked hard in preparing
the constitution and carrying on its man) duties. Because
ol this, .is well .is the cooperation of both the Student
Bod) and the faculty, much been accomplished.
I he Student Bod) can be proud ol the accomplishments

of its Student C .u\ eminent.

Council members exchange
views with coeds from neigh-
boring institution.

Page Sixty-three

^ 'fTy ^ 1 1 nt # * f-

y. m. c. R.


Leighton Green . President

Blake Brinkerhoi i First Vice-President

John McLaughlin . Second Vice-President

Cortez Cooper Vreasurer

Secretary Magill and President Green 01
their way to plan ) s development.

This year's YMCA played a vital part in the activity
11I the College. Under the leadership of President Leigh-
ton Green and General Secretary Sam Magill, the Cab-
inet emphasized its program oi student participation in
Y work and of Y participation in the student's daily life.

The work of the Y this year was concentrated more
than in the past on the social responsibility of the Chris-
tian and on study groups organized under the Campus
1 ilc Commission and the World Citizenship Commis-

I he forum by Dr. lames M. Dabbs and the Reverend
Beverly Asbury, in which the two men presented the
case for integration, brought the social responsibility
of the Christian with regard to segregation into sharp

Study groups and seminars included contemporary
theology, marriage and the family, Christianity and con-
temporary social problems. A Freshman study group
discussed the two booklets Faith, Sex, and line and
Von and the University.

Strand, Brockmann, King, Brinkerhoff, Scholl, McManus, McLaughlin, Green, Magill, Cooper,
Reed, Davis, Sharpe, Greer, Robinson, Allen.

I In University (. hristian Mission, tins yeai
replacing the traditional special services, brought
Five outstanding Christian leaders who put i In-
Davidson students face to face with theii Christian
responsibility in industry, race-relations, politics,
and othei issues ol the da; Hie Mature Christian
in .1 Changing South" became .1 meaningful title
.is the mission leaders showed the students' common
weakness in failing t" see the issues "I modern

Closei home were the campus undertakings,
ranging from .1 renovation "I the H iLtmi lltnnl
book to the annua] Christmas C.1I1 Fund. Sundaj
N ol teaching, deputations, community work,
and social activities provided outlets Iit students
<>l varied interests.

W11I1 the spring came voluntary membership in
the passage ol a new constitution, I Ins long awaited
sk'|> forward climaxed .1 lms\ yeai !<" the 1 . w bi< li
si 1 us eyes forward foi increased activity and prog
iiss in the yeai to come.

Freshman Council

I In- Freshman Council tins year served two
majoi functions .is mi instrument "I the Student
Government and as .1 pari ol the YMCA's pro
gram for freshmen. I he primar) responsibility ol
the whole Council was in planning and executing
the I reshman Parent l).i\ during the Fall Sinus
tii. \lsci, the Council provided the leadership foi
Freshman Chapel devotionals, the W.C.U.N.C.
Davidson 1 reshman I xchange Day, and the I resh
man Fellowship Group which continued to meet
throughout the school. Cork) Kim_; served as I resh
man Adviser and the following Freshmen served
as chairmen ol committees: Dan Woods, Chapel;
I larrj Paschal, Social; 1 loyil Chapin, I reshman
Parent Day; and [ohn McVay, 1 reshman Fellow
ship C .i' >u|>.


I 1 ichton Cm 1 s. President


Board of Directors

Front row. Dr. Cunningham, Dr. tberharcli.
Leighton Green, Linny Baker, C',,rt\ (.'>,,.ixr
Second row. Corky King, Blake Brinkerhoff,
Clark Reed, Mr Grier Martin, Dr Bevan,
Dr. Newell, Dr. Workman.

Quips and Cranks

Editor: Swain Lov

Co-Business Managers: Bill Jenkins, B. C. Brown

Managing Editor: Ron Whitson

Section Editors: Sticky IIenson, |im Marshall, Dee
Helm, Dick Morehead, Joe Burroughs, Bert
Eyster, Allen Smith, Bill Gallier, Boyce Martin

Chief Photographer: Hank Daniel

Following the hallowed tradition of past editors, Swain
Loy burned the midnight oil to try and put this book
together. Caught with his photographers down, he had
to rely almost wholly on Hank Daniel, who was ably
assisted toward the end of the year by Warner Menden-
hall, Fairman Gumming, and Dit McCutchen, for the
pictures that make the book. Sometimes even the editor
himself had to go into the photography business, and still
time ran out. Changing business managers in the middle
of the stream due to certain fancies a young man's heart
will turn to in the spring added to the mass hysteria at
deadline time.

Ronnie Whitson
Managing Editor

Hank Daniel
Chief Photographer

Page Sixty-six

!' Boi Brown


Graduallj the pictures came in and then it was real
ized that the cop) w .is due. Dick Morehead, copj editor,
Frantically aided bj Dee Helm, |im Marshall, and Boyce
Martin, sweated ii out. 1 reshmen I rank Bloodworth,
t'h. iilis Ellison, Charles McGowan, and l<>lm Frask
provided the necessan thankless slave laboi Foi typing the

Bob Brown took ovei foi the "lost" Bill Jenkins as
Business Manager and put the book in the black Foi
the yeai ,

["he time, eFfort, and mone) have gone into tins pro
duction. I1k- hope i-. that the design, special section,
and workmanship thai have gone into the book will
provide an impression of Davidson while we have been

here will elicit memories later oF the life we have


', i Brow n
( 'o Business Wanaget

Section editors: Helm, Martin, Smith, Burroughs, Marshall, Brownlee, Gallier, Morehead

The Davidsonian

Tim Cooper
Business Manager

Christian Dior and the Davidsonian both came out
with the new look for 1954-55. While the designer tried
to transform the feminine figure, Editor Henry Brock-
mann, elected on a "rabble-rousing" platform, loosed
his crew of iconoclasts on the traditional format of the
weekly news-sheet, and when the wrecking squad had
finished, little tradition remained.



First to be renovated, the editorial page suddenly
found itself stripped of all column rules, the more or
less regular comic strip "Arnold" was begun, and the
editorials underwent a series of rearrangements. Over
on the front page, the most notable change was in head-
lines. Sub-heads, one-liners with kickers, and other in-
novations designed to plague the Davidson Printing Com-
pany compositor, were an effort to bring front page
make Lip to modern standards. In the sports department,
the decades-old "Cat Tales" cut was scrapped in favor
of the smiling face of the sports editor, and the student
experts picked the winners of basketball games.

Brockmann, the diminutive editor from High Point,
North Carolina, worked long and hard to get staff or-
ganization perfected and to insure uniformity in the
printed product.

Business staff: Tim Cooper, Bob Carmichael, Larry Parhott

Editor: Henry Brockmann

Managing Editors: Maurice Crouse,
Tom Warlick

Copy Editor: John Harmon

Feature Editor: Dick Morehead

Sports Editor: Jim Hoi.shouser

News Editors: Watt McCain, Bui

An I ditors: Joe Garrison, Ed Price

Assignr.tcvts: |im Brice

Photographer: Hank Daniel

Business Manager: Tim Cooper

Circulation Manager: Bob Carmachiel


pi i OR1 \i Sum

' Brici \I(C\i\. Crouse, Brockmanm So Batten


Managing Editor Maurice Crouse, Assignments Man
ce, .mil News Editors W.m McCain and Bill
Gallier tackled the never-ending i.isk ol searching oui
news items. Cop) Editoi fohn Harmon transformed
roughl t( ip\ nun news stories, and Feature Editoi Dick
Morehead supervised the Morehead 1'nll and Dying Dem
agogues, Some JO junioi reporters deserve credil Foi
usuall) anonymous articles. Photographer Hanlt Daniel
supplied the Davidsonian with pictures.

I nm Warlick, as editorial page Managing Editor,
used his journalistic talents to assemble each week's
comments and complaints mi the passing scene. For
those who preferred to look rather than read, the
wil "I I il Price, [oe Garrison, .mil Bob Sloan trans
kited into cartoons.

Sports Editor Jim Holshouser spent man) hours in
giving lull coverage to Wildcat Sports, especiall) to
the must successful football season in man) \e.irs. In
tramurals were widel) reported, and probabl) the most
important feature "I the page was the "Speaking ol
Sports" which superseded "Cal rales."

I mi Cooper, I mnun I.i\Iiii. .mil Larr) Parrot!
struggled valiantl) to keep the Davidsonian out "I the
Deficil Spenders Club. Circulation Managei B I
machiel performed the burdensome t.isk <il distributing
the weekl) load ol papers.

"The News and Editorial Voiced Davidson College"
lived up in its motto during 1 e > ^ -4 and l 1 '^.

Vereen Bell

Allen Beck
business Manager

Editorial Staff: Seated: Armis-
TEAd Bell. Standing: Cato'n, Garri-
son. Brock mann, Kuist, Ocden,
Gragg, Williamson.

Scripts 'n Pranks

Editor: Vereen Bell

/ tcecutive Editors: Dunbar Ogden, Mac Williamson

Business Manager: Allen Beck

Assistant Editors: Gilbert Gragg, Jim Armistead

Editorial Board: Henry Brockmann, Jim Kuist, |ason Mc-

Manus, Chuck Wright, Ronald Wilson
Art Editor: Joe Garrison
Photography Editor: Gene Austen
Advertising Manager: Jerry Kivette
Subscription and Exchange: Dan Kelly
Circulation: Bob Wilkerson

There has been for some time a theory that what the stu-
dents want in a college magazine is diametrically opposed to
the desires of the faculty and administration. Presumabh . the
basis for this is the more illogical but popular view that the
chief function of the administration is to make the students
as unhappy as possible. "Give us what we want!" is the cry
of those stubborn, misguided souls who still insist that educa-
tion is a democratic process. The powers that be will enjoy
live humor and creatively as much as the student, but those
who are wiser know that the student's chief delight in reading
a shady joke stems from the satisfaction of having slipped
something by the faculty. There are a good many exceptions,
of course, but this opinion is generally accurate.

I he chief function of the editor of a college magazine, then,
is to find, somewhere within this mess, a happy medium. If
he finds it, it is usually after three issues, and then it is too
late to employ his new-found medium. So when one says
"happy medium" the most stalwart of editors cringe in antici-
pation of things to come.

Mil- primary function "I the Scripts n Pranks,
however, has been and always shall be i" entertain
the student I»kI\ But the firsl assumption the edi
tin-. begin with is thai you can'l please everybody,
so the) ii\ to satisf) tin- majority ol opinion I In
is what has been responsible t<n the late trend to
ward the incorporation "I humoi and serious ma within tin- same cover, I he response has been
en« ouraging.

[n tin wake nl .1 Fairlj successful Homecoming
issue, tin editors hurried t" do something more
amusing and the result was the Christmas issue,
I ittle was achieved bj tins msli except to make the
Inst issur IuciIn bettei in comparison, I Imr and ■>
li.ill months latei somebod) remembered tli.n an
other magazine was due and so the three da) grind
began once more. I he piece de resistance tins time
was t" be two-fold-cheeze-cake and .1 clevei little
I>.ihkU mi tin- D01 idsonian. I he young ladies s|>ukr
for themselves, Inn .1 word "I explanation was often
called for concerning the DavuUonian parody. It
was purel) Horation satire "I questionable value
.mil was stiiitK in keeping with tin- Scripts n
Pranks code "I honor i.e, t<> joust only with those
wlic .in- comparably armed . [Tien ti«>. tin- editors

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