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of Charlotte; David M. Sexton of Red Oak, Ga.; Barbara S.
Sweat of Charleston; Joseph D. Thomas, Jr., of Denmark;
Nancy L. Warner of Pickens; and L. Arthur Woolverton of
Neptune Beach, Fla.



ROTC Decorations



W. Dennis Taylor. Jr., of Greenville — Wysor Saber as best
company commander; Michael A. Bingham of Greenwood —
superior senior cadet; H. Stanley Reid of Woodruff — Hudson
Award for senior military scholarship; Richard W. Limehouse,
Jr., of Summerville — superior junior cadet; William L. Gleason
of Springfield, Va. — superior sophomore cadet; H. Keith



Johnson of Isle of Palms — superior freshman cadet End trophy
.IS freshman high rifle firer; Ronald D. Roth of Cl.n'on —
Hudson Award for junior military scholarship; Clark O. Riddle,
Jr., of Greenville — AUSA Military History award; and John M.
Hopkins of Allanta — Wysor medal for best drilled freshman.



Athletic Awards



Coach Lonnie McMillian Award for Courage in Sports —
Ken Lister of Greenville; Blake L. Watts Rushing Award — Bob
Wills of Washington, Ga.; Bob Perrin Memorial Trophy for
Unsung Football Hero — John Kennington of Lancaster.

Most valuable in four sports: Richard Reed Memorial,
football — Stan Gruber of St. George; Dick Templeton's Richard
Reed Memorial, track high-scorer — Ken Milton of Greenwood;
golf award — Gus Brinson of Bethune and Buddy Roberts of



Elberton, Ga.; basketball — George Hester of Morehead City,
N. C.

Captains awards: football — Stan Gruber; basketball — Dennis
Moon of Columbia and Terry Dover of Union Point, Ga.; golf —
Buddy Roberts; Tennis — Oscar Wooten, Jr., of Columbia.
Basketball awards: best rebounder and highest field goal per-
centage — Randy Hyde of Kannapolis, N. C; highest free throw
percentage — Marion Miller of Pacolet.



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Sports /Football

Cally Gault, cautiously optimistic, will assemble his
largest squad and most talemed group of freshmen on
August 16 to begin pre-season drills. Lines have ex-
perience but lack depth. Quarterback is question mark.




On the Rebound from a Rare Losing Season



The long football road back after one of PC's rare,
losing seasons (3-8 in 1973) begins on August 16.
That is when the largest — and perhaps the most talented —
contingent of freshman players arrives on campus to start
preseason practice, two days ahead of the veterans.

Immediate prospects, fortunately, do not depend upon
the first-year men. But their presence bids well for future
years and may even provide some backup support later
this season.

Coach Cally Gault is cautiously optimistic. He faces
another difficult schedule, and there are only 19 lettermen
among the 58 returning squad-members. Quarterback is a
question mark. Even so, there is solid experience across
the front line on defense and offense, and the team is
coming off a good spring practice. The lines should be
tough, if adequate back-up strength can be developed.

Defensive line headed by Orcl<, Wentzky

Coach Billy Tiller has as the mainstay of his all-senior
defensive line: 240-poimd Ted Wentzky of Anderson and
225-pound David Hartsell of Greenville at tackles; Buddy
Gaddy of Decatur, Ga., and Trent Stockman of Green-
wood at ends; and Eddie Fendley of Elberton, Ga., at middle
guard. He rates Captain John Orck of Columbus, Ga.,
a tremendous all-district linebacker, who is paired with
another capable performer in Bobby Ramsey of College
Park, Ga.

Assistant Coach Bobby Strock's defensive secondary is
anchored by letterman comerbacks Dan Adams of Wash-
ington, Ga., and John Hackett of Greenwood, with Alter-
nate Captain Steve Snipes of Cheraw at one safety and
either Alan Breen of Decatur, Ga., or Alex Rogers of
Clinton at the other.

For his offensive line. Assistant Coach Herman Jackson
has six lettermen in tackles Kermy Hudlow of Marietta,
Ga., and Bee Carlton of Augusta; guards Bruce Hill of
Birmingham, and Mike Fulmer of Johnston or Steve Perone
of Greenville; and Alternate Captain David Pratt of Bir-
mingham at center. Tight end appears a tossup among
T. D. Todd of Laurens (son of Tommy Todd '48), David
Hobbs of Atlanta and Steve Farish of Gastonia, N. C.

The offensive performer bringing the most outstanding
record into the 1974 season is all-district split end Ken
Milton of Greenwood, who led the team with 35 pass-
receptions for 652 yards and five touchdowns last year.
Gault hopes that his two leading quarterback candidates,
senior Donnie Fleming of Atlanta and sophomore Jody
Salmon of Simimerville, will be finding the Milton mark



consistently. Fleming had a good spring practice, while
Salmon showed flashes of excellence in spot situations last
year — but they both lack game experience.

The Blue Hose do not expect to rely as heavily on
passing as in some past years, counting on the running of
halfbacks Oral Chester of Commerce, Ga., and Ehnore
Griffin of Thomson, Ga., and fullback Tim McCorkle of
Greenville to balance the attack. Chester rushed for 452
yards and a 4.5 average as a sophomore last year.

The 48 freshman candidates added to 58 returning
members will give PC probably its largest football squad
ever assembled. A high percentage of the new men and
many of the returnees receive no athletic aid from the
strict PC program which permits football aid totaling just
26 full grants. They seek the opportunity to play a game
they like and to earn some future aid consideration.

The freshmen come loaded with high school football
citations (and even a few academic honors), and seven of
the group are scheduled to play in the South Carolina All-
Star game in August. Three are the sons of alumni: Claudie
Crocker of Clinton, son of Claude Crocker '50; Paul Moye
of West Columbia, son of Ben Moye '42; and Blake Watts,
Jr., of Hickory, N. C, son of Blake "Kilo" Watts '51.

Although a few may drop out during preseason practice,
the complete roster of new and returning players currently
includes 55 from South Carolina, 40 from Georgia, six from
North Carolina, two each from Alabama and Florida and
one Tennesseean.

PC record shows winning complex'

If the law of averages caught up with PC football last
year — and the close ones went the other way — then 1974
just may produce a different story. Certainly, that 3-8
record was an unusual losing experience for the Cally
Gault-Billy Tiller coaching combination that has produced
a solid 62-50-3 mark in their 1 1 seasons together here.
Before last year, teams dipped below .500 only in 1963
and 1969. And the three teams of 1970-72 had an overall
record of 23-8-1 for .742 effectiveness.

All of which forecasts nothing about the 1974 season
but does suggest that PC has the type of "winning complex"
which can be one of a team's most valuable assets. Every
asset will be needed in facing this schedule: Sept. 14 —
Citadel (A); 21— Furman (A); 28— Lenoir Rhyne (H);
Oct. 5— Wofford (A); 12— Mars Hill (Youth Day); 19—
Elon (A); 26 — Western Carolina (Parents Day); Nov. 2 —
Catawba (Homecoming); 9 — Gardner- Webb (H); 16 — Car-
son-Newman (A); 28 — Newberry (H).



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Biology Ranges from Lab to Caribbean

PC department combines off-campus study and classroom work to investigate
ecological relationships and provide students training for varied careers.



In this day of renewed interest in nature and the eco-
logical relationships among all living things, a biology
student at Presbyterian College may find himself scuba-
diving to observe Caribbean sea-life, identifying flora and
fauna while back-packing an Appalachian mountain range
or studying pollution effects in a nearby stream.

These are some of the more exotic activities of the
department which combines non-traditional off-campus
opportunities with regular classroom and laboratory study.
The fact that biology now happens to be a field which has
captured youthful imaginations nationally puts added re-
sponsibility on the department to get students actively
involved in natural habitats.

Understanding ecological relationships is one objective
of the department. Others are: providing students with the
biological background to function as informed adults in
a modem society; and preparing students for graduate
study, research and professional training. This discipline,
of course, is one of the essentials in PC's highly regarded
pre-medical training program.

Presbyterian College is fortunate in having a fine tra-
dition in biology. Dr. William E. Hoy, one of the early
faculty giants, added stature to the department with his
tough but fair approach during 11 years from 1918 to
1929. Two other professors who made major contributions
to the development were Dr. John H. Davis (1930-35) and
Dr. Alex B. Stump (1947-72), both popular and interesting
teachers. Dr. Stump gave a new emphasis to research
during his 25 years here and was one of the guiding forces



in shifting facilities from the old Jacobs Building to Rich-
ardson Hall of Science in 1966.

Although he continued to teach for two more years
before retirement, Alex Stump turned over the department
chairmanship in 1970 to Dr. James D. Stidham, who had
joined the faculty in 1967. Dr. Stump as professor emeritus
still maintains his campus office and continues his research.

In meeting the new emphasis on biology, Chairman
Stidham has broadened the curriculum and the teaching staff,
expanded off-campus study and student research, and given
added emphasis to experimental biology.

He believes one of the strong points of the department
is the diversity of the staff. The increasing student load
has brought a gradual expansion to five full-time pro-
fessors (three doctorates and a fourth due soon) and one
part-time instructor. Together they form a balanced team
whose training and talents complement each other to offer
a valid, well-rounded biology major.

These teachers and their specialties are:

Professor Stidham, with PhD in physiology from the
University of Tennessee and post-doctoral study in marine
biology at the University of Miami, handles the instruction
in cell biology and physiology. His research interests center
around the physiological adaptations of organisms to their
environment. He was given a year's leave in 1971-72 to
accept a National Science Foundation Science Faculty
Fellowship at Miami's School of Marine and Atmospheric
Science.

Dr. Fred C. James, associate professor with PhD in



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Varying activities in biology find stu-
dents compiling data with microscope,
checking the Enoree River for pollution
under the direction of Dr. Paul Ramsey,
receiving lab instruction from Dr. Jim
Stidham, and dissecting marine life.



plant taxonomy from the University of North Carolina, is
the authority on higher plants — the grasses, shrubs and
trees. An experienced teacher when he joined the PC faculty
in 1971, James has received four National Science Founda-
tion grants in recent years for summer study in ecology
at Duke University, the University of Puerto Rico and
Colorado State University.

Assistant Professor Jane P. Holt is the department ex-
pert on vertebrate zoology and embryology. She holds a
master's degree from Emory University and has done
additional study in her specialty at the University of Oregon,
University of Louisville and the University of Minnesota.
Her interest in ornithology has been underwritten by several
NSF grants for research into bird populations and their
migrations. Miss Holt had 13 years of previous college
teaching to her credit when she came to PC in 1967.

Dr. Paul R. Ramsey joined the faculty as an assistant
professor last fall immediately after earning his PhD from
the University of Georgia. His specialties are genetics and
ecology, with considerable interest in animal population
patterns.

Assistant Professor Anthony E. Hilger, who also came
to PC last fall after completing doctoral work in mycology
at the University of South Carolina, expects to receive his
PhD later this year. He is the authority on lower plants —
the fungae and bacteria.

Instructor Judith A. Bums, MAT degree-holder from
Converse College, recently completed her fifth year as a
part-time member in charge of coordinating freshman lab-



oratory work and supervising student lab assistants.

While the full-time staff members are primarily oriented
toward teaching, they maintain an active interest in research.
It is reflected in published articles and presentations and
in work currently underway. Currently in progress for Dr.
Stidham are two research papers on the green sea turtle
and the land crab, while Dr. James prepares publications
on the flora of Laurens County and maples of the South-
eastern United States. Miss Holt continues research projects
on the geographical distribution of the red-cockaded wood-
pecker in the Carolinas and the painted bunting as well as
the preparation of a checklist of Laiu-ens County birds.
And Dr. Ramsey currently investigates the genetics of
pesticide resistance among insects, while Hilger works on
fungae that decompose salt marsh grass.

Biology occupies the second floor of Richardson Hall,
with ample space for lectures and the various laboratory
sessions. While the department is well-equipped for a
small college, continuing efforts are directed toward adding
instruments and equipment which enhance the effectiveness
of the program.

A recent matching-funds grant from the National Science
Foundation, for example, resulted in several controlled-
environment chambers, marine aquaria and the construc-
tion of a greenhouse. The greenhouse, located behind the
home football stands in the space between Richardson Hall
and LeRoy Springs Gymnasium, will be used as both a
teaching and research instrument. Under the direction of



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Biology



The diversified biology faculty represents
a balanced team for well-rounded programs.
Teaching is primary, but all do research.




Fred James, it will cultivate a wide selection of local and
tropical plants for use in general biology and botany lab-
oratories.

Probably the most interesting development in the biology
department, and one which has given it a "new look" in
recent years, has been the broad utilization of off-campus
study. This field-oriented, ecologically grounded concept
has produced a variety of trips ranging from short jaunts
to local streams or the nearby Sumter National Forest to
the month-long study-adventure in Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands.

Dr. Stidham said:

"Most of the off-campus study is done by upperclassmen,
but we have tried to stimulate the first-year class in general
biology with a few short trips. During the past year, all
sections in general biology — about 240 altogether — were
taken into the field twice to compare the two different
environments of Warrior Creek and a farm pond. It was
a big job coordinating the activities of this many students,
but they really benefitted from the experience."

Both Stidham and James accompanied 18 students this
past May during the short spring term on the department's
second venture to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The
group earned six hours of academic credit in this intensive
study of tropical ecology and marine biology.

Weekend field trips during the past year carried student-
biologists to the Duke University Marine Laboratory, to
the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory operated by the
University of Georgia and to the Highlands (NC) Bio-



logical Station. PC recently became officially affiliated with
the Station to enhance study in the biological aspects of
the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Another affiliation of importance to serious students
of biology is with the Gulf Coast Marine Research Labora-
tory in Ocean Springs, Miss. Presbyterian established this
relationship two years ago, the first college or imiversity
on the Atlantic Coast to do so. The affiliation means PC
students may attend summer sessions at the Laboratory
to receive course credit in marine biology during their un-
dergraduate days and prepare to move immediately into
postgraduate work in the field if desired. Four students
already have availed themselves of this opportunity.

Off-campus study holds infinite possibilities for the
future. The department hopes to schedule a trip to the
deserts of the Southwestern United States next spring to
investigate pollution and the adaptation of flora and fauna
of several areas there. Tentatively, in the spring of 1976,
it will be the Caribbean Biological Station in Jamaica.
And beyond that horizon, Jim Stidham envisions a trip to
the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific, known as Charles
Darwin's "showcase of evolution," where many living ex-
amples of the process of evolution may be observed.

A new feature which has drawn good comment both
on and off the campus is the series of undergraduate intern-
ships in biology-related fields. These internships provide
PC students with first-hand experience in specific areas
to determine if they want to pursue the work as a career.
In this special projects course, students work directly with



The Biology Faculty




Ramsey



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Richardson Science Hall's second
floor houses the biology depart-
ment's well-equipped laboratory
and classroom facilities. Recent
additions underwritten by National
Science Foundation grants include
three aquaria for sea life and a
greenhouse to maintain plant life
native to tropics and other areas.



local professionals such as doctors, dentists, laboratory
technicians, the hospital administrator or a pharmacist.
From a daily log of progress, a final report and the pro-
fessional's evaluation, students may receive three hours
of academic credit.

Undergraduate research directed by a faculty member
also is encouraged. For example, two students (a biology
and a chemistry major) last spring engaged in the environ-
mental monitoring of the Enoree River under the super-
vision of Dr. Paul Ramsey. Their research into the possible
pollution of the stream gave them insights into the techniques
and problems involved and also the career opportunities
associated with environmental monitoring — with the En-
vironmental Protection Agency and various state agencies
as well as with corporations.

Among similar research projects planned for the coming
year, Ramsey will direct a biology student in the study
of moths which infest stored grain, and they will be joined
by a psychology major to study the behavior of these
moths. The inter-departmental aspect of this approach has
added appeal.

There are other, more basic factors which contribute
to the biology program at Presbyterian College. For majors,
curriculum requirements in related fields include solid
grounding in mathematics and chemistry, and the senior
seminar affords students the opportunity to make individual
presentations based on research into a biological area of
interest. A two-track program offers one plan for those
students who expect to attend graduate or professional school
or to pursue biology as a professional career, and another
plan for those who will enter secondary school teaching.

The biology and chemistry departments have cooperated
in establishing a specific pre-medical training program
designed to meet medical (and dental) school needs and to
maintain PC's outstanding record in this field. It is a
rigorous program worked out in consultation with the
Medical University of South Carolina.

Biology in all of its various facets is popular among
students and a leading producer of majors here. As one of
a number of good departments at Presbyterian College, it
endeavors to combine the best of traditional work with new
approaches that meet changing student interests and
requirements.




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students record animal heartbeats
with the physiograph in laboratory
experiment (right). Others learn
scuba-diving in PC swimming pool
in preparation for a trip to study
tropical ecology in Puerto Rico.





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ALUMNI NEWS



1911-28

Dr. C. Darby FuHon '11, one of the out-
standing ministers and executives of the Pres-
byterian Church US, lives in retirement at
3624 Bellwood Dr., Nashville, Tenn. He
served as executive-secretary of the Board of
World Missions 1932-61 and then taught for
three years at Columbia Seminary. He was
General Assembly Moderator in 1948.

Mrs. Liza Neville Lancaster '12, who
served with husband Lewis H. Lancaster as
a missionary to China 1917-1950, has lived
for the past number of years in Clinton at
212 Cleveland St. She is close to the PC
campus she knew as a girl when her father
was president.

Dr. Piumer J. Manson '18 of Miami, Fla.,
continues his career as a surgeon and op-
erator of the eight-doctor Manson Clinic.
The North Shore Hospital three years ago
completed a wing named "Manson Tower"
in his honor. He lives at 674 Grand Con-
course, Miami Shores.

Dr. John D. Henderson '21, retired Pres-
byterian minister, and wife Martha live at
Charleston, S. C. During his active ministry,
he spent 18 years (1924-42) as pastor of the
Spartanburg Second Church and 11 years
(1950-61) at Miami's Riviera Church.

Dr. Harold B. Smith '25 of 106 Finley St.,
North Willcesboro, N. C, has been in the
general practice of medicine for 44 years.
A fellow of the American Academy of Fam-
ily Practice, he has served as president of
the general staff of the Wilkes General Hos-
pital and been both an elder and deacon of
the Presbyterian Church.

John W. Copeland '27 of Greenville, S. C,
retired in 1967 as secretary-treasurer of the
Potter-Shackelford Construction Co. Prior
to that, he was senior accountant with S. D.




Fulton '11



Gillespie '32



Leidesdorf Co. He holds the Diamond Merit
Award of the National Office Management
Association and has served as a trustee and
board chairman of his Methodist Church.

D. DuPree Hunt '27 is now retired from
Provident Insurance Co. and living in Holi-
day, Fla., at 6918 Silver Hill Dr. He writes
that he recently had a nice visit with his
former PC roommate James Pinckney Brown
'27 of Savannah.

S. Cater Ligon '28 of Charlotte last fall
received his 45-year certificate in recognition
of his service in the Reserve Officers Associa-
tion, from which he retired recently with the
rank of colonel.

1930-49

Dr. Philip A. Roberts '30, recently ap-
pointed to the board of governors of
Hampden-Sydney College, has been execu-
tive director of Massanetta Springs (Va.)
conference center since 1967. Prior to that
he served Presbyterian churches in Farmville,
Fredericksburg, Clifton Forge and Staunton,
Va., and was moderator of the Virginia
Synod in 1958.

Dr. Robert H. Gillespie '32 of Atlanta for
the past two years has been limiting his




medical practice to gynecology. Since World
War H, he had been engaged in both ob-
stetrics and gynecology. He earned his medi-
cal degree from Emory University and in
recent years has served as a clinical assistant
professor there. His wife is the former Char-
lotte Cranberry.

The Rev. Van Arnold '35 served during
the past year as moderator of the Mid-South
Synod composed of Presbyterian Churches
in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ten-
nessee. He is pastor of Memphis' Evergreen
Church.

Victor C. Correll '37 of 814 Park Ave.,
Florence, S. C is now associated with Lock-
wood Greene Engineers of Spartanburg. He
retired from the US Marines with the rank
of lieutenant colonel in 1965 after 24 years
of service. He and his wife, the former
Irma Jo Gandy, have four children — one of
whom presently is a catcher with the Atlanta
Braves.

At the past June Commencement of the
Medical University of South Carolina, three
PC alumni of the '30's were present to watch
their sons receive medical degrees: Eugene
Brown '32 of Laurens, Tom Pla.\ico '36 of
Clinton and Ernest "Hawk" Evans '37 of
Iva, S. C.

Joel A. Chapman '39 of Shelby, Miss.,
recently completed his ninth year as superin-
tendent of Bolivar County School District III.
He assumed this position in 1965 after serv-
ing 12 years as superintendent of the Port
Gibson, Miss., schools. He is a Presbyterian
elder and listed in Who's Who in the South
and Southwest. Chapman married the former
Carolyn Woods Embry, and they have one
daughter.

James B. Hafley '39 last December was
appointed assistant vice-president and se-
curity officer with the Orlando (Fla.) Federal
Savings and Loan Association. He moved to
that position after three years with Barge
and Associates, and prior to that was for 30
years a special agent with the FBI.

Richard C. Harrington '40 is manager of


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