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The two Amayas and Milan
Kofol were named NAIA All-
Americans for the second
straight year at the close of the
tournament. In addition to this
trio, the Presbyterian squad at
Kansas City was composed of
Craig McKenzie, Chris Adair
and Ben Gregg.

A field of 176 entries from
throughout the country started

George Amaya: National Champion

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All-Americans George Amaya, Milan Kofol, Jim Amaya

the NAIA singles competition.
After a week of championship
play, the four remaining semi-
finalists included the three PC
All-Americans. Fifth-seeded Mi-
lan Kofol advanced to the finals
by whipping eighth-seeded team-
mate Jim Amaya, and there lost
to George (seeded third) in a
spirited three-set match. An
hour later, George and Milan
returned to the court as the
second-seeded doubles team, to
complete the sweep of individ-
ual honors.

It was a great occasion for
George Amaya. He had come
close before during a brilliant
PC career which showed a
singles record of 52 wins and
11 losses playing number one
against some of the collegiate
best. He and brother Jim had
received their degrees from Pres-
byterian a few days before the
tournament began. And their
parents, up from Bogota, Colom-
bia, for commencement, were on
the sidelines for the Kansas City
achievement as well. (Older son
Juan also played tennis for PC
and was graduated in 1970.)

George is scheduled to enter
Navy service this fall, but he
hopes to continue his tennis
there and perhaps play tennis
professionally. He already has
given the game 14 years, dating
back to his start as an eight-
year-old. He was the best in the
Bogota area by the time he was
12, and played his first interna-
tional tournament when he
was 13.

"All of this taught me the
fundamentals," George said.
"When I got to Presbyterian
under Coach Shakespeare, I
learned how to play. There is
such a difference in a guy who
can play the game and one who
can just hit the ball. You must
know people who have all the
shots, but, when they play, they
get beat 6-0, 6-0. Learning how
to play means how to get a point
when you have to have one."

And Shakespeare is equally
grateful to George and his two
brothers. They arrived on the
scene when PC tennis had
reached its lowest ebb in three
decades, and they helped to re-
store it to national prominence.


Wayne Ren wick directs learn to 35-14 upset of Fuiman
in season-opener for PC's defending conference champs

Quarterback Problem Solved?

Quarterback doubts seemed to
evaporate with the convincing
35-14 win over Furman in the
1971 opener as this magazine
went to press.

In his pre-season assessment,
Coach Cally Gault had summed

"If we get an adequate job at
quarterback, we may be even
stronger than last year. Obvi-
ously, we can't pass as much as
with Allen McNeill, but our run-
ning game should be better and
our defense sharper."

Wayne Renwick, 185 - pound
Winnsboro junior with little
previous experience, indicated
the problem may be solved by
the way he directed the attack
against Furman. He personally
rushed for 57 yards and two
touchdowns and completed seven
of 11 passes for 80 yards — mostly
to End Lynn Dreger.

The Blue Hose finished 8-3 in
winning the Carolinas Confer-
ence last year. The road ahead
seems harder, with the return of
the Citadel to PC's 11-game
schedule and the toughest op-
ponents coming early in the
season. After Furman, they are
on successive weekends: Lenoir
Rhyne, Wofford, Elon, Citadel,
Guilford, Catawba, Gardner-
Webb, Carson - Newman, Mars
Hill (Homecoming on November
20) and Newberry.

If Renwick should falter at
quarterback, then Coach Gault
will turn to Larry Easterwood
of Lithia Springs, Ga., who has
battled for the starting job. The
rest of the PC backfield returns
intact from last year — not big
but fast. Halfback Dave Eck-
stein of Atlanta raced for 119
yards in the Furman opener.
Running mate Tarn Milton of
Greenwood, leading rusher of the
past two years, and Fullback
Johnny Jeselnik of Sylvania, Ga.,
also performed well. And a pleas-

ing development was the two-
touchdown performance of soph-
omore Bob Wills of Washington,

Assistant Coach Herman Jack-
son's offensive line appears
stronger except at tight end,
where non - lettermen Porter
Kennington of Lancaster or Bob
Cloy of East Point, Ga., will plug
the gap. On the other flank as
split end stands All-Conference
Lynn Dreger as the top receiver,
the fastest man on the squad.
The interior linemen are paced
by Co-Captain Larry Tyler of
Tyler, Tex., shifted from line-
backer to center, and Guard John
Inman of Summerville, both two-
year lettermen. Bucky Davis of
Columbia and Glynn Hammock
of Sumter are the most likely
candidates for the other guard
position. Tackles appear strong
in the hands of veterans Robert
Middleton of Tifton, Ga., and

Captains Norris, Tyler, Perry

Harold Bennett of Marietta, Ga.

Any talk of PC's 5-2-4 de-
fensive alignment starts with
Linebacker Bobby Norris of
Thomson, Ga., 1970 Kodak All-
America, All - Conference and
All-State, who averaged 16 indi-
vidual tackles per game last
year. Assistant Coach Billy
Tiller labels this co-captain as
possibly PC's all-time great line-
backer because of his unusual
reflexes and defensive versa-
tility. Pairing with him are
Burnie Bourne of Cheraw or
Allen Crenshaw of Central.

The middle guard position
also is considered secure in the
hands of the third co-captain,
John Perry of Eufaula, Ala. Ted
Wentzky, 234-pound sophomore
from Anderson who started on
the varsity as a freshman, has
one tackle well-anchored — as-
sisted by Phil Pitts of Elberton,
Ga. The other defensive tackle
is handled by Stan Gruber of
St. George, David Hartsell of
Taylors and Eddie Fendley of
Elberton, Ga.

Jerry Traynham of Greenville
starts his third year as one de-
fensive end, backed up by Henry
Beckham of Camden and Buddy
Gaddy of Decatur, Ga. The other
flank is shared by Harvey Jones
of Decatur and John Kenning-
ton of Lancaster.

Experience and depth make
the defensive secondary, under
Assistant Coach Bob Strock, one
of the strong areas of the Blue
Hose team. Richard Medlin of
Atlanta and All-Conference Tony
Passarello of Charleston are both
two - year lettermen who have
the assistance of three experi-
enced Greenville men — Johnny
Glymp. Mike Apps and Ken
Lister. The swift-running Lister
also shares punt-returning du-
ties with Johnny Jackson and
plays flanker on offense.

Among the specialists, Jerry
Chandler of Clinton is back
with the same accurate toe that
enabled him to convert 24 of 28
extra - point attempts last year,
and Punter Frank Armstrong of
Atlanta works to improve his
38.6-yard kicking average.


"It became very clear to me that I had grown
enough — that I was free to pursue a ministry of
some sort . . ."

That's how James H. "Jim" Banbury describes
the decision he made three years ago when he sat
down in a lonely motel room to struggle with the
"real meaning of being a Christian."

That decision ended some seven years of self-

Banbury, 46. is a Charlottean who spent most of
his life as a newspaperman. He has been a sports-
writer, copy desk editor, publisher and editor of
a community newspaper.

Last spring Banbury graduated from Columbia
Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., a Presby-
terian school. He's now serving supply pastorates
in the Charlotte area.

He's still facing crucial decisions, whether that
fulltime "ministry of some sort" will mean the
pulpit only or whether he will use his first career
skills primarily and work as a church journalist
with preaching a secondary role.

"I had wrestled with the question of what It
meant to be a Christian for about seven years, in
serious kinds of discussions with myself and other
people," Banbury said recently.

"It appeared to me the crux of the question was,
if I'm serious about being a Christian, does it
mean operating within the framework of being
a layman or being a full professional?

"Even as a deacon, as a church school teacher
active in church life, there was not really all that
much fulfillment," Banbury recalled.

"I felt I could and perhaps should do more."

For those who view newspapermen in the Holly-
wood light as cynical and flippant guys hardened
to the problems and sensitivities of other people,
Banbury could have served as an eye opener.

Raised in an Episcopalian family, the tanned,
gray-haired writer-minister married a Presby-
terian and, after settling in Charlotte, became an
active member of that denomination.

Banbury was born in San Francisco and lived
in several states before his family came to live in

Columbia, S. C. He was raised by an older sister
and her husband, an Episcopal minister.

He attended Presbyterian College, Clinton, S. C,
on a football scholarship but discovered an inter-
est in newswriting and changed the sports schol-
arship for a work one, helping out in the college
public relations office, working on the school paper
and doing a little stringing for the AP.

After college, Banbury worked as a sportswriter
for papers in Augusta, Ga., and Florence, S. C.
During an Army hitch, he edited the first service
newspaper at the Governor's Island, N. Y., base.

After the Army, he went back to Florence and,
in 1954, took a job on the Charlotte News, where
he was a feature writer, copy desk chief and later
state news editor.

In 1967-68, Banbury published and edited his
own paper in Davidson, the Mecklenburg Gazette,
and went from that experience ("you know it's
something every newspaperman wants to do") to
a job with Southern Textile News, a trade maga-
zine for mill executives.

It was while covering a textilists' convention in
Atlantic City that he reached his hour of decision,
a "strange but very real" incident that Banbury
described as a "sort of conversation . . . with my-
self and maybe Someone else, although I was alone
in the room."

For a middle-aged journalist, father of three
teenagers, to leave a profession in which he was
established and had a good income to enter a new
career that required a return to college was a
"ridiculous thing to consider," Banbury mused.

"But it was also clear to me that if I had the
faith to make these decisions, the problems would
be taken care of. I was free to make the decision,"
Banbury said.

He quit his job, enrolled for some preparatory
courses in Greek at Union Seminary in Richmond
and was accepted by Mecklenburg Presbytery as
a candidate for the ministry. He began his three-
year program of study at Columbia Seminary
that fall.
i Article by Sam Covington reprinted from Charlotte Observer)

Jim Banbury '49

From Newsman
To Minister




William H. Youngblood '17 and
wife Kathryn occasionally drop by
the campus enroute from New York
to Florida for vacation. He has been
retired for the past ten years after
serving for 45 years with the First
National City Bank of New York.
During his career there, he traveled
for 22 years as inspector of the
bank's overseas branches and then
spent the last 15 years as an assist-
ant vice-president in the overseas
division of the home office. Young-
blood married the former Kathryn
Hazen in Shanghai, China, in 193G.
They have been living for the past
number of years in Rockville
Centre, N. Y., where he is an active
trustee in the Congregational

Dr. Ryan Lee Wood '21 has served
during the past several months as
interim pastor of Miami's Westmins-
ter Presbyterian Church. He was
for 25 years pastor of the Memorial
Church of West Palm Beach and in
recent years since retirement has
been living in nearby Fort Pierce,

The Rev. M. A. DuRant '22 has
been supplying the pulpit of the
Thornwell Orphanage Presbyterian
Church for the past several months.
He retired last January after serv-
ing as pastor of the Marianna, Fla.,
First Church since 1942. During this

time, he was elected moderator of
his presbytery and the Synod of

Dr. Malcolm A. Macdonald '23,
president of Thornwell Orphanage
for the past 26 years, retired from
that position last December. His
tenure there since 1945 was marked
by dramatic growth in endowment
and plant: the endowment growing
from less than 8400,000 to almost $7
million, and the plant adding 13
residential cottages, a gymnasium,
school buildings and a new church.
He and Mrs. Macdonald now reside
in Easley. S. C.

Mrs. Almena Milling Blalock of
Clinton recently received the post-
humous South Carolina American
Legion Award for distinguished
public service in honor of her late
husband, Dr. George Blalock '26,
who died last spring. The award,
highest the state Legion can present,
is given for service beyond the call
of duty to his community, state and

Dr. J. Walton Stewart. Jr. '23,
pastor of the Savannah First Pres-
byterian Church, has had the chapel
at the Savannah Presbytery Camp
and Conference Center named in his
honor. The Stewart Chapel is part
of the facilities located on Hilton
Head Island.

Mike P. Caskey '32 was honored
in May with a special "Mike P.
Caskey Day" at the South Carolina
Opportunity School upon his retire-
ment as superintendent. Numerous
notables turned out for the day-long
program highlighting the career of
the man who has served there since
1960. Since that occasion, he and his
wife have decided to stay active
among young people by serving as
resident manager and house mother
respectively of the residence facil-
ities for athletes at the University
of South Carolina. She is the former
Alma Ruth Cooper.

Dr. Richard B. Ferguson '32 has
been promoted to chief of staff at
the Columbia (SO Veterans Ad-
ministration Hospital. A surgeon
with medical degree from the Uni-
versity of Virginia School of Medi-
cine, he joined the VA hosDital staff
in 1945 after World War II service
in the Army Medical Corps. In 1960
he was appointed chief of the sur-

gical services. He is a diplomate in
the American Board of Surgery and
a fellow in the American College
of Surgery.

The Rev. Kenneth L. Hamilton '32,
pastor of the Ocean Drive Beach
(SC) Presbyterian Church, recently
retired from the Air Force Chap-
laincy with the rank of lieutenant
colonel after 39 years of service in
the active reserve. He was com-
missioned upon graduation from PC
and during World War II served as
chaplain for three years overseas
and had seven years of active duty.
He served churches in Lindale and
Rome, Ga., also Batesburg and
Saluda. S. C, before going to Ocean
Drive in 1957. His wife is the former
Sara Malone Davis, and they have
two sons.

Herbert H. Ferguson '33 recently
assumed his position as one of three
assistant general commanders for
the Committee on Government Pro-
curement in Washington. He pre-
viously had served as an admini-
strative assistant with South Caro-
lina Congressman Tom Gettys after
a long career as attorney with the
Idaho Nuclear Corporation in Idaho
Falls. Current address: 7508 Milway
Drive. Alexandria, Va.

Dr. W. McLeod Frampton '34, pas-
tor of the Orangeburg (SC) First
Presbyterian Church, was cited in
recent ceremonies at the Presbyte-
rian Home as the man who had the
original idea for the home and
caused the South Carolina Synod
to take the needed steps. An oil
painting of Dr. Frampton was un-
veiled as a new $700,000 addition
to the facility was dedicated.

Henry D. Dillard '35 is principal
of Williamsburg High School at
Andrews, S. C. Serving as the head
coach at this school is Robert F.
Higbe '37.

Dill B. Ellis '37 was named South
Carolina's STAR teacher for 1971
for his work as a mathematics
teacher at Dillon (SC) High School.
One of his students was selected
as the STAR student, and Ellis was
named as the teacher who con-
tributed the most to the student's
scholastic achievement.

Walter B. Todd '39, upon retiring
from the Army With the rank of
colonel in late 1969. became director

Shades of yesteryear, 45 years ago last spring: These two sophomore
ROTC corporals photographed on the plaza in front of Spencer Dormitory
are (left to right) S. Cater Ligon '28, now of Charlotte, and Willard
Jones '28 of Silver Springs, Md. From the two cadet stripes of 1926,
both rose to the Army rank of full colonel after World War II service.

of administration for the South Car-
olina Department of Mental Retard-
ation — heading up the agency's
budget, accounting, purchasing, sup-
ply, maintenance and manpower
sections. His last military assign-
ment was as chief of staff at Fort
Jackson, completing a distinguished
career. Current address: 6045 Ceda-
ridge Road, Columbia.


The Rev. Fred Allen '40 serves
as minister of education of the
Ayers Street Church of Christ in
Corpus Christi, Texas. He is mar-
ried to the former Helen Williams,
and they have three daughters. His
address: 606 Monette Drive.

Joe L. (Curly) Clements '40 has
been sales manager with the Sher-
iff's & Police Press of Vidalia, Ga..
since retiring from the Air Force.
He is now active in the Methodist
Church, serving as a member of
the board of stewards and as a lay
speaker and men's Bible class teach-
er. Clements and his wife, the
former Margaret Shealy, have a son
and daughter.

Earl C. Hollingsworth, Jr. '41 is
vice-president of the Fine Products
Company of Augusta, Ga. He is an
active Presbyterian Church officer
there, having served as a deacon and
elder. His wife is the former Harriet
Wannamaker, and they have a son
and three daughters.

Robert J. Kerdasha '41, former
PC tennis star, serves as president
of Signet Graphic Products of New
York City after previously heading
the Keystone Division of the Bing-
ham Engraving Corporation. He
earned his law degree from the Uni-
versity of Virginia in 1948. Kard-
asha and wife — the former Phyllis
Ingleheart — and daughter reside at
4 Sutton Square, New York.

Richard H. deMontmollin '43 of
Columbia on July 1 assumed his
position as executive director of the
South Carolina Oil Jobbers Asso-
ciation, an organization composed of
independent jobbers of gasoline,
fuel oil and petroleum products in
the state. Previously, he had been
regional sales manager with WIS-
TV Columbia and since 1961 director
of sales for the State Printing Com-
pany. An active church officer,
deMontmollin also serves as chair-
man of the board of trustees of
Thornwell Orphanage. His wife is
the former Elizabeth Player.

Thomas F. Hollis '43 of Clinton
has been elected a director of the
Motor Transportation Association of
South Carolina, an organization he
served as president of several years
ago. He is president of the Hollis
Transport Company. Active in
church and civic affairs, Hollis is

Youngblood '17

Ferguson '32

DeMontmollin '43

a member of the board of trustees
of the Presbyterian Home and is on
the PC board of visitors. He is mar-
ried to the former Amelia Payne,
and they have two daughters.

Warren Koon '45 holds the posi-
tion of editor and general manager
of the Natchez (Miss.) Democrat,
morning daily newspaper with cir-
culation of about 10,000. Prior to
assuming the post, he was managing
editor of the Tuscaloosa (Ala.)
News and earlier was associated
with the Charleston and Rock Hill,
S. C, newspapers.

The Rev. H. Keith Hill '47 recently
moved to the pastorate of the First
Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge,
Ga. Previously, he had been minis-
ter of the Jacksonville (Fla.) North-
minster Church for 11 years, during
which time he served as moderator
of Suwanee Presbytery. Earlier pas-
torates were at Cairo and Albany,
Ga., Winchester, Ky.. and Andalusia,
Ala. His wife is the former Lois
Ray, and they have two daughters.

Robert Pawl Armstrong '49 of Co-
lumbia teaches field classes in edu-
cation in the College of General
Studies at the University of South
Carolina. He earned his master of
education degree from Furman Uni-

Clifford L. Legerton '49 of Char-
leston, S. C, associated with the
John Huguley Company (formerly
Legerton's Book Store) , recently
was named to the Alumni Council
of St. Andrews Presbyterian Col-
lege. He had attended Presbyterian
Junior College prior to coming to
PC, and PJC was one of two insti-
tutions later merged to form St.

Wilbur C. Kaiser '49 of Euclid,
Ohio, is a salesman with the West
Chemical Company of Cleveland.
He went with this firm in 1964 after
15 years with the Sanford Ink
Company. A Lutheran Church elder,
Kaiser and wife Marjorie have
three sons and three daughters. His
address: 75 Lloyd Road, Euclid.

R. Davis Thompson '49 of Olanta,
S. C, is the owner and manager
of the Thompson Oil and Gas Com-
pany and the Olanta Tire Company.

He earned his law degree from the
University of South Carolina in
1951. As a religious and civic leader
of his community, Thompson has
served as a member of the General
Council of the Presbyterian Church
US, the Synod Stewardship Com-
mittee, the Higher Education Com-
mission and as mayor of Olanta. He
is married to the former Carolyn
Smith, and they have two sons and
a daughter.

Max D. Rollins '49 works in the
engineering department of Southern
Bell's Charlotte operation. He lives
at 2300 Ramblewood Lane.


James P. Poag, Jr. '50 for the past
year has been director of vocational
services of the Charlotte Rehabili-
tation Hospital. He assumed this
position after being associated with
the South Carolina Vocational Re-
habilitation Department since 1966
as director of the Rock Hill Re-
habilitation Workshop. Poag takes
the lead in his career field and in
civic and religious activities despite
a hunting accident injury which
left him a paraplegic confined to a
wheelchair since shortly after his
PC graduation.

William M. Harper '50 continues
to live in hometown Darlington,
S. C, in holding the position of
division sales manager with Sonoco
Products Company of Hartsville.
He has been associated with this
corporation since 1957 after a tenure
as teacher and coach. Harper is
married to the former Marian Mc-
Fadden, and they have two daugh-

The Rev. Joseph W. Amory, Jr.,
'51 serves as associate minister of
the First Presbyterian Church of
Dunedin, Fla. He went to this
charge in 1965 after being with
churches in Savannah, Wilson, N. C,
and Raeford, N. C. He and wife
Mary have three daughters.

Enoch Harding, Jr. '53 of Colum-
bia, division manager of ladies
wear with the Oxford Manufac-
turing Company, teaches on occasion
as an adjunct professor in the Uni-


Hollis '43

Outz '58

Cook '62

versity of South Carolina College
of Business Administration.

William Dudley '53 has served
for a number of years as director
of the Horry-Marion-Georgetown
Technical Center in Georgetown,
S. C. He earned his master's degree
from the University of Alabama.

Lt. Col. William Curtis Freeman
'54 was graduated on June 11 from
the US Army Command and Gen-
eral Staff College at Ft. Leaven-
worth, Kans. Earlier this year, he
was awarded the Army Commen-
dation Medal for meritorious serv-
ice during his last assignment with
the Military Traffic Management
and Terminal Service, Brooklyn,
N. Y. He also holds the Joint Serv-
ice Commendation Medal and the
Legion of Merit.

The Rev. George B. Telford, Jr.
'54 is now pastor of the First Pres-
byterian Church of Auburn, Ala.
He moved there last year from his
work in Tallahassee, Fla. After fin-
ishing the seminary, Telford at-
tended Harvard University as a
Woodrow Wilson Fellow.


The Rev. Herbert Bailey '55, first
and only pastor of the Seven Oaks
Presbyterian Church of Columbia,
S. C, has built that congregation
from 69 members in late 1966 to
more than 500 members today. He
previously held pastorates in Au-
gusta, Ga., and Laurens. Bailey is
married to the former Juanita
Marett, and they have two sons and
two daughters.

The Rev. Fred D. Thompson '55
last fall accepted the call of the
Woodruff (SO Presbyterian
Church after receiving his discharge
as an armed forces chaplain. His
wife is the former Betty Danielson.

Nelson Jay Charles '56 of Char-
lotte, with Geo. G. Scott & Com-
pany as a certified public account-
ant since getting out of the Army
in 1958, is a partner in this account-
ing firm. He and his wife, the
former Sonja Elizabeth Adams have
two daughters and live at 3446
Windsor Dr.

Lt. Col. Chris Patte '56 recently
was awarded the Department of the
Army Legion of Merit at ceremonies

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