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literary endeavor.

The Monday night meetings found the old brick
building filled with the ranks ol the erudite engaging
their wits in debate and repartee and guided by the re
sourceful gavel of Stein Wilson, the Society's presideni
for the first semester. Program Chairman Richard More
head provided such interesting programs as a debate
participated in by Professors Pure (.11 and McCutcheon,
and a series of readings from the prose essays b) Philan
thropians of an earlier year.

\t the close of the fall semester, the Society chose
Malcolm Williamson to occupy the velvet chair ol the
president during the Spring term. Fifty-five new mem
hers were admitted into the secrets of Phi in February,
and they promise the organization new life and new
ideas. An old quotation, a witty saying, ■> clever cut. or
a learned paper, and Phi will return to its red brick
walls next fall.

Eumanean Literary Society

oi 1 K I RS

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1 |\i l OOPI R


\l miiiii I C ROUS!

\ ii e President

C Mil CoOPl r,

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1 ll m;\ BbCX k\i \n\

1 T( .i\nrrr


et otu

1 Semestei

lo\i\i\ Dovi


|oi *. ON UlROl

1 u i President

Dan 1 \! \b

s ' i 'C/nri

1 n\l 1 )|( K

/ reasurei

I lie general purpose "I ilns society is the bettermenl
i>l the \\ r ii 11114 and publi< i its members

lln- programs "I the current year were designed pri
iii-ii il \ to provide the members with ■> variety "I intel
lectual stimuli. Outstanding among the presentations
was .i review bj Dr. Chalmers Davidson, in which In
read the first pari "I liis most recenl book, rhrough the
ingenuity "I \ ic< President t rouse, tin- Smiiv i
in .i host n| games; among which win "Ghosts," authors
and ink"-, and on one occasion an old fashioned spelling
bee. I In- Society was extremel) Fortunate this
obtaining an outstanding representation from the
m. in t lass.

In develop in each "I its members habits "I Jen
thinking, effective speaking and versatile writing, and
to stimulate the intellectual curiosity are the ultimate

gl iah I 'I I urn, mi .in



\i „ i. Digcnhan

i Helmi

I Howell

Whit- Joynet

Kim Kimliri.uth
lulm Kimbrough

Phil kilkur.i

ll , I

C li.irl.N I

Harold M \Kl.iui;hlin

Juon McManus

Jim Mjrvhjll

ii Prdcn
Irank I'.

Clvdc I

J< hn I'

p O ft O O P P '-

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Fred Brandt Mac Calcote Don Carmachiel Bill Carrell Cliff Deal Cecil Dickson Tom Dobbins Jim Gardner

Johnnv Johnson Jim Keeter Bob Keown Boone Knox Charles Lambert Dave McFavden David McLain Bill McNail

( Mavnard Belton O'Neall John Robinson Roy Robinson Jim Sasser Robert Shaw Ed Spier Sam Sutton

John Trask Don Tucker Stuart Vaughn Tom Warlick Willard Wolfe John Woodall Ed Young

Spanish Club

The Spanish Cluh, directed by the officers of Sigma
Delta Pi, enjoyed a year of activity and accomplishment
in 1954-1955. The club consists of those who have not
yet completed course requirements for membership in
Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honorary fraternity.

Monthly meetings featured discussions and pictures
of summer trips to Spain and Mexico, bullfights, a Don
Quixote cartoon, singing of popular Spanish songs, the
ever-present refreshments, dramatic and comic skits by
club members, and talks bv visitors from other schools.

In addition to having visitors at Davidson, the Spanish
Club made journeys to Winthrop, Queens, and W.C.
LI.N.C. in order to promote fellowship and co-operation

between Spanish Clubs in this area.

Special features of the year included the traditional
Christmas party complete with pinata and canciones de
Navidad, the annual Spring movie, which was entirely
in the Spanish language, and that time in the Spring
when some of the advanced members of the club were
selected as members of Sigma Delta Pi.

Page Eighty-eight

International Relations Club

<>l I K I P.s

Ren Davis

Kim 1 I \\ Is
GlLBERI C .1! \i.i.


I ii i President

ii i / reasurei

In ,i yeai marked l>\ crisis on the international Front
.mil man] stirring issues on the home Front, the David
s.mi chaptei "I the Relations Club kept mh
cessFull) abridge with the times. Indeed, undei the mud
ulating leadership ol Faculty Vdvisci ProFessoi Marotti
w 1 1 1 1 Ins keen insights and backgrounds, the
smooth presiding and efFective planning ol President
Ro) |).i\is, and the livel) minutes ol Secretary Gilbert
Gragg, the Jnb had .i most successFul year,

I In monthh meeting in the Student Union wen
highlighted b) il>< inFormativc progi entire!)

bj th( members. Ii «.is dc< idcd earl) in the yeai to Favoi
a policy ol mcmbei participation rathei than outside
speakers which resulted in much interest, ["he pi
ing< il I rom i dia ussion "I \mcri< an I
Policj in I urope, to a program on ( ommunisl ( hina,
.Hid nn the Foreign Servio itsell which especial I)
notable. Fiach presentation was Followed b) a long period
nl discussion made particular!) memorable l>\ the usual
wide divergence "I opinion on most topics.

I In- climax nl the year's work Im several members
came with a Spring \ isn to \\ inthrop to visit their club
w lik h proved mutuall) benel i< ial.

p p p ft nlRs


f~J £.r? \mnJ


Bob Blown
Bob ( annacbicJ
Maurice < r.-uM-
H..v Diva
rom Dovi
rom I if i Gbccslinfl
t.illK-rt (.ra^i;
I.. Iin Goofon
lack k.rr

I'lnl kilkur.,

( harlca I imU n

Jim M.irsh.,11

I r.,nk Kra(r.t

I I in 1 ininnl
Tom W.trluk

Pagfi nine

Camera Club


Hank Dwii i


Bob Black


Photo of The Year
In Dr. Howard French

"Those students of Davidson College who are interested
in photography," as the Davidson College Camera Club
Rules state, had another very active year. Many fresh
men, observing the Photograph) Traveling Salon which
the club sponsored in October, brought their promising
talents to swell the membership lists and promise pho-
tographers for the student body in years to come.

With Secretary-Treasurer Bob Black calling for dues
and fines and President Hank Daniel with his little black
book saying that he was going to Charlotte for photo
supplies "if anybody needs anything," the bi-weekly
meetings marched on. Several new items of darkroom
equipment found their way to the shelves in the basement
of Watts Dorm as a result of these meetings, and the
Camera Club kept clicking.

******* **.»

P P «?» P ft

Bob Black George Cousai Fairman Curnming Hank Daniel Gwvnn Griffin

Jim Knox Ralph Lincoln Arthur McCutchen Wamei Mendenhall Bill Morrow

Harrv Paschall Jim Robinson Tom Stevens Dudley Wiley

Page Ninety

Red and Black ITIasquers

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/ reasurei

I lit.- Red and Black Masquers tnaj well be ranked
below the athletic teams, with one >>i two organizations,
.is the second which publicizes tins school.

In this capacity, which is second onlj t" the aim of the
Masquers t<> promote dramatic arts, the group has done
.i remarkable job tins year, \ftei several years of experi
mentation with spring turns, a definite organization
ol such has been initiated includes .i more efficient
management and choice ol plays, especially suited for
being taken on the road. Under these new conditions,

I ml was selei ted and su<

ti ill red tins s|iiini^.

Frederick |ackson's "The Bishop Misbehaves," directed

nl \\ I yson, was nol "iil\ well

acted, l>ui .ilso brought the consistent!) povertj stricken

playei into the proud possession <>! .> respectable l>.mk

at i < >u in .

Ilus section would nol be complete without some

i tion "I the passing ol the originator ol the Red and

Black Masquers. Professoi 111 rwin helped ti> found
So ietj in l l »2 l ». Since then, he has played an im
pint. nit role in the organization, .is well .is attending to
Ins ti ii t its .is Professor ol I nglish. I liis loss felt In
the Masquers .is a special one, and he will k- remem
bered bj them especially for liis sen'ices in the field "I

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Vereen Bill
Rufus C romartie

In k C iirli^s
I .in Dove
I'.ill Gordon

Harold Hall
Albert Harris
John Home
Swain I ov

I. mi Morgan
S.inilv M
Dunbar Ogden
IUnr\ Parrisb
Don Pilkcntnn

Bob Rh.«lcs


Fred SummiTs
Mac \\ illiamson




h«G HI reals


Fall tapping for Scabbard and Blade.

Recognition and

Going, Going, Gone!

idership merits recognition.

Responsibilities . . . .

lie must have been ,1
Davidson man.

I weedle </<v dee
I weedle dee dtim.

Kitje Ninety-five

Delta Circle of

Omicron Delta Kappa

Founded May 24, 1917

Feighton McCutchen President

Charlie Cousar Vice-President

C. Shaw Smiiii Secretins

Dickie Davis .Treasurer

The Omicron Delta Kappa circle at Davidson is an honorarj fraternity made up
of individuals who are considered to be leaders for one or both or the following
reasons: that the student body obviously looks to the person as a leader in such
realms as the athletic, social, political, or scholastic; that the preceding ODK circle
considered the person to have the true qualities of leadership.

Since election to the circle bestows honor to the individual, such a place has been
coveted throughout ODK's history at Davidson. The circle is anxious, however, that
its function does not cease in this phase. It is interested in understanding just what
leadership means, and in encouraging this quality of living within the student body.

The circle this year has been concerned in analyzing and solving the problem of
why Davidson's leaders and followers are lacking in mature responsibility in such
areas as community living, scholarship, and moral choice.


J. C. Bailey
F. A. Beaty
C. K. Brown
|. R. Cunningham
W. E. Dole
H. E. Fulcher


A. G. Griffin
F. W. FIengeveld
F. W. Iohnston
IF T. Filly



Vereen Bell
Fred Summers
Hobby Cobb
Perrin Anderson

Richard Morehead

J. W. McCutchan
W. G. McGavock
\1. \\. McGill
D. G. Martin
J. F. Payne
W. O. Puckett
F. B. Schenck
C. S. Smith
S. R. Spencer
A. II. Whittle
J. B. Woods

Blake Brinkeriioff
Joel Conarroe
Dewitt I Ielm
Iason McManus

Gayle Aven
Dickie Davis
1 eighton \KC mi

hoi I ) w is
Floyd ln\n
I iws Baker

Brow . ( kw hfj n

Bu I km ki M)\i i
I \s. )\ \1( \1 1NUS

C i ■, in Robinson

Phi Beta Kappa

Founded December 5, 1776 at the College of William and Mary

J. A. McGeachy. . President

]. W. McCutchan Secretary

The national honorary fraternity. Phi Beta Kappa,
represents the highest honor bestowed for scholastic
achievement. It is America's outstanding scholastic
fraternity. The men chosen for this recognition
are primarily required to have maintained a certain
average, but they are also expected to possess char-
acter and integrity, in addition to a certain amount
of leadership ability. Doubtless there are others in
the student body who have the inherent capabili-
ties, but talents such as required by this organiza-
tion are of no value unless applied. The men who
make Phi Beta Kappa are noted for their con-
scientiousness and extraordinary perseverance. This
honor represents sheer ability, but more significant
it embodies a job well done. A real scholar is one
who has a burning desire to learn and is willing to
pay the price of labor for such an achievement.

Phi Beta Kappa, oldest of the Greek letter fra-
ternities, was founded on December 5, 1776, at
the College of William and Mary in Williams-
burg, Virginia. It began as a social organization,
but in 1831 the chapter at Harvard removed the
requirement of secrecy and through the next hall
centur\ the nature of the society changed slowl)

from social to honorary. In the 1870's the Llni
versity of Vermont admitted women to member-
ship. Phi Beta Kappa lias grown considerably since
its founding so that it now embraces more than
one hundred and sixty chapters. The chapter at
Davidson College, which is Gamma of North Caro
lina, was established in 1923. The fraternity has
upheld the highest standards it represents through-
out the years.

At Davidson the members of Phi Beta Kappa
are chosen twice each year from the members of
the senior class. A lew members of the junior class
wIki have maintained a most outstanding record
are also chosen in the spring election. Occasionally
an alumnus of the college who has won recognition
for some scholarly pursuit is elected as an honor-
ary member. Imitations are never issued to more
than twelve and one-half per cent of any class. A
banquet lor the new members is held in the spring
of each year, with invitations extended to all alumni
of the chapter. An outstanding scholar appears as
guest speaker. Regular business meetings are also
held during the year.

Cardinal Newman once said thai "the best ol
education lies not in what a man knows, but in
what he is." Phi Beta Kappa has faith that its mem
hers will he spurred on to greater achievement anil
will develop the power to distinguish good reason
ing from bad. The proper application ol learning
should he the ultimate aim ol a scholar,

Piige Ninety eight

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( .1 M I! UICI RON

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( .11 in in ( Id mjc

Bob 1 1 u i s

lion BROWN


Leigh kin ( .11 1 N

Ron m d \\ m son

Page Ninety-nine

Seated: Gayle Averyt, Leighton McCutchen. Standing: Floyd Feeney, Fred Summers, Swain
Lov, Ronald Wilson, Henrv Brockmann, Corty Cooper, Leighton Green. Dickie Davis. Vereen
Bell, Charlie Cousar, Corky King.

UUho's UUho

11 ho's \\ ho Among Students in American Universities
and Colleges recognizes the outstanding student leaders
on the college campuses of .America, and the names of
these students are compiled in an annual national pub
lication. These students are the ones who best represent
the various facets of Davidson life in their leadership
of campus organizations.

Leighton Green led the YMCA to reorganization and
a concern for vital activity on the campus, taking time
out in the spring for tennis. The student government
got a new constitution and more student support under
the able leadership ol Floyd Feeney. Dickie Davis fin-
ished up a fine football career and tackled the difficult
job of chapel exercises for the YMCA. The ROTC
marched faithfully to a snappier count set b\ ( mn
Cooper, who also happened upon several treasurer jobs
on campus.

I lenry Brockmann edited the Davidsonian and led the
fight to eliminate editor-candidate's speeches in the

spring elections. 1 he magazine proved itsell financially
and content-wise to the Publications Board under the
guiding hand of editor Vereen Bell, lot better or lor
worse Swain Lov edited this book.

Gayle Aver) t carried the banner tor the business bovs on
campus as well as counting cadence lor the boys in khaki.
ODK began a year ol practical work under Leighton
McCutchen, proving the organization to be an actual
working unit. Ron Wilson calmly panicked during the
dance weekends, and died slowl) timing the two con
certs as the IFC did its best job in years. Corky King
put the freshmen through their paces during the fall.
The Senior Class felt the onrush of graduation under
president Charlie Cousar. raking time aside from his
dramatic inks on the Davidson stage, Fred Summers
presided oxer the Honorar) Fraternit) Council, finding
time for everyone to gather to solve the problems ol the
college that weren't there.

Page One Hundred

The Beaver Club

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I OM \l\ \\l\ I I'.s


I lie Bcavei C lul> is .1 service organization
which recognizes leadership .i!>ilii\ in undei
i lassmen.

I he club is composed "I twelve sophomores
and twelve juniors \\li" have distinguished
themselves during their Firsi two years in
leadership, athletics, and extra-curriculai a<
tivities in general. New members are elected
to membership at the close "I their Freshman
year and are retired upon completion ol their
junior \

I In- primary purpose ol the Beavei C lub
is iii (.'si.ihlisli good inter-college relations
through hospitalit) to \ isit in ^ athletk teams.
I he members do man) things to insure tin
comfort of the athletes in the Form "I enter
tainment and helpful service in general.

\s .1 secondary purpose, the club sponsors
annually two service Functions. I he lust ol
these is .1 spring clothing drive in which < > 1 1 1
usable clothes are collected on the campus
and shipped to .1 relief agency we Feel to be
capable and deserving. I he second is .1 senior
auction late in the spring, .it which main and
varied articles are sold to the highest biddei
to enable seniors to dispose ol goods useful
only .it school. I his is also .1 non-profit sen
ice function.

C'luh members .ire called upon from time
to time tu assist in campus functions which
require ready workers, ["he Beaver Club has
contributed considerably to the Davidson Col
lege life.

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|ohn t I


Kill ( "I!

Harold Davis

I'ukIiK Dye

Bill Gramlei

!',.,\ Harding

I'lul K 1
rbm I e.

Dyki I ink
Dick I ovette

Bill M
1 1 mi Newton

Inn Patterson
Tommv Rivers


Dull SUW .lit

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Front row: Stogner, Smith, Strand, Cooper. Second row. Kilpatrick, Buxton, Hudson, Ingrar
Lockaby, Bostian. Third row: Foil, Crawford, Cooper, Archer, Andrae, Green.

Scabbard and Blade

Founded in 1923

Bob Stogner
Harley Smith
Austin Strand
Cortez Cooper



First Lieutenant

Second I ieutenant

First Set eeani

In the belief that military service is an obligation of
citizenship and that the greater opportunities afforded
college men for the study of military science places upon
them certain responsibilities as citizens, Scabbard and
Blade, national honorary military fraternity, emphasizes
and recognizes military achievement. Its aim is to unite
in closer fellowship the military departments of American
universities and colleges; to preserve and develop the
essential qualities of good and efficient officers; to pie
pare college men to take a more active part in the mili-
tary affairs of their communities; and above all to spread
more intelligent information concerning the militarj re
quirements of our country.

The fall Blood Drive this year, in which 210 pints
of blood were collected, was conducted bv Scabbard and

Blade under the organization and chairmanship of Bob
Stogner and Austin Strand. In addition to community
projects such as the Blood Drive, Scabbard and Blade
serves as a meeting ground for the leading officers of
the Cadet Regiment and as a point from which action
concerning the cadet morale may be originated.

Scabbard and Blade meetings this year included in-
Formative talks by Colonel Sapp, the PMS&T, and Mr.
Sandy Morton, and a film concerning winter warfare.
These programs were planned and directed by Jesse
Lockaby, chairman of the entertainment committee.

Vratres in Facilitate: \\ . P. Blanton, F. R. Brown.

Honorary Mcmlnrs J. C. Bailey, I . A. Beaty, C. K.

Brown, J. R. Cunningham, 1 . \Y. 1 lengcvekl.

Page One Hundred Two

Gamma Kappa Chapter of

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I'ln \lu \lpli.i Sinfonia Fraternit) "I Vmerica honors
with membership those students who, through interest
or participation in music, show their willingness and abil
n\ in live up to the Fourfold purpose "I the national oi

ganization: "to advance the cause <>l music in \i i i

in fostei the welfare and brotherhood ol students
nl music; to develop the truest Fraternal spirit among its
members; and t>> encourage loyalt) i" the old Mm a

Gamma Kappa chapter ol Phi Mu \lph.i annually
sponsors the Intrafratemitj Sing and this year has spun

sored a concert b) a chamber music orchestra and the
annual All American Concert, I Ins group also had the
privilege ol reinstating the chaptei at Furman University.

Last summer Don Hinshavt represented the chapter
at ill. National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohm. and
accepted in behalf "I Gamma Kappa the award .is the
outstanding chaptei in Province ["wenty-one, compris
ing the states of North and Smith Carolina.

Frarres in Facultate J. R. C unningham, k R. Moon
I). B. Plott, 1 1. \. Russell, J. R. Satterfield, S. R. Spencer,
\\ M. Boyce.

Wayne Burgess Thorm Frick Brown Goehring Wilson Hendrv

l)..n Hinshan Fred Hudson H.ullo Hunt I. mi McAfee

Sandy McGeachy Budd Montgomery Dak Morrow Griei Robinson Kerry Spurs

Pagfi One Hundred Three

lim Armistead
Yereen Bell

Henrv Brockmann
Joel Conarroe

Maurice Crouse
Tom Dove

Gilbert Gragg
lohn Harmon

Bob Hayes
Jim Kuist

Jason McManus
Dunbar Ogden


Frank White
Mac Williamson

Ronnie Wilson

Blue Pencil Chapter of

Sigma Upsilon

Founded 1915


Vereen Bell President

Dunbar Ogden Vice-President

Robert Hayes Secretary

Sigma Upsilon is an organization designed to
encourage creative writing among students and
professors and to acquaint them with the methods
and techniques of perceptive criticism. In trying
to achieve this goal, the members are carefully
selective in choosing new brothers, for the organi-
zation is designed for mutual instruction and a man
is therefore judged bv the potential contribution he
will make. In that sense it is an honorary fraternity.

This year an old tradition was revived— the joint
contribution to a chapter novel. Each chapter usu-
ally turned out to be a grotesque parody on the
chapter preceding it, but it still taxes the imagina-
tion, and provides a wealth of entertainment.

Highlights of this year were the presentation
of parts of new novels by Professors Davidson and
Ben Wilson, dissimilar poetry by Messrs. Purcell
and Armistead, and notable short stories by Frank
White and Jason McManus. When food-chairman
Gragg could no longer provide sustenance to such
creative genius, it came the faculty's turn and the
student brothers were given their annual feed at
Erwin Lodge.

Fratres in Facilitate: W. P. Gumming, C. G.
Davidson, A. V. Goldicrc, F. W. Johnston, H. T.
Lilly, j. W. McCutchan, 1). G. Martin, J. L. Payne,
J. S. Purcell, G. S. Smith, S. R. Spencer, B. H.
Wilson, W. G. Workman, L. J. Copple, George

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l..„,k Bloodworth Blake Brinkerhofl David Brown I Jack Crymes Gregorj Dimijian l..m D

iskin Bill G Gwynn Griffin r ohn II a Ubett Harris Steve (fundi Bob I

Kim Kimbrough Hill Kuykcndall Mallorj Miree Di.k Morehead Dick I Charlie Robinson Com Shan

Summers urawick Larr) rxotti I im Warlick Frank White

Le Cercle Francais


I ni n Summi rs President

[ohn Harmon Vice-President

|)k k Morrow Secretar)

\. V. Goi mini Treasurer

I t C erele 1 rancais Founded as a national organi- all communications, public and private, is carried or in

Aition in order to foster the language and culture ol French, from the puns ol John Harmon to the financial

I ranee. Particularlj at Davidson it is .1 means for advanced critiques of Dr. Goldiere.
students ol French to familiarize themselves with the

spoken language in .1 most enjoyable way. I wo of the most colorful seances of the year were the

Christmas program with caroling and inspirational read
Mtetni" montliK .it the home ol one ol the sponsors, . , . . 111*11

_ , , ,. n 11 1 1 1 mes .incl the .1nnn.1l spnng h.iiu|iiet helil 111 v. Ii.irlotte

Dr. C.okliere or Dr. \\ .itts. the members participated in

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