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A Moncks Comer, S. C, native and 1946 PC graduate,
Bennett Whitlock joined the American Trucking Association
staff immediately after receiving his law degree from the
University of South Carolina in 1949. He moved up the
ladder to assistant to the president in 1970, then vice-
president and finally president-elect last fall.

Whitlock reorganizes ATA to make it a more eflfective
organization in representing the trucking industry before the
public. Congress, the Department of Transportation and the
Interstate Commerce Commission. It is a job with conflicting
forces. And not the least of these is Whitlock's opposition to
any lessening of controls in his highly regulated industry.


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the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving
are his wife, one son, three sisters and
brothers Carl Johnson '35 and Richard
Johnson '42.

'30 of Clinton died suddenly on January 4,
1976, at age 68. He was the owner of Yar-
borough Studio and had been the official PC
photographer for a number of years. He had
only recently completed his term as president
of the South Carolina Professional Photog-
raphers' Association and had been active in
civic affairs of his community. A native of
Cross Anchor, S. C. he was the former
owner of Yarborough Oil Company. Besides
his wife and son, brother Charles D. Yar-
borough '43 survives.

JOHN FRANCIS DAVIS '33 of Lilling-
ton, N. C, died on December 30, 1975. He
was 65 and had been an insurance agent
and real estate broker for 30 years. Born
in Clinton, he served in the Army in World
War II and moved to Lillington immedi-
ately thereafter. Surviving are his wife,
daughter, son, three sisters and two brothers.

former Lee County superintendent of edu-
cation, died at his Bishopville. S. C, home
on March 12, 1976. He was 64. A Lee
County native, he taught school there and
then served for 25 years as superintendent.
After retirement, he was an adjuster for
the South Carolina Farm Bureau. He
served the Bishopville Presbyterian Church
as an elder for many years. Among his sur-
vivors are his wife, three sons, two daugh-
ters, two sisters and two brothers, including
the Rev. Chalmers McCutchen '35.

of Marion, S. C, died on April 9, 1976.
This 64-year-old alumnus was a retired em-
ployee of Swift Company. A native of Rock
Hill and World War II veteran, he is sur-
vived by his wife and a daughter.

WOOD '35 died at his Fairhope, Ala., home
on January 13. 1976. He was 64 and a na-

tive of Campobello, S. C. Before retiring as
a Presbyterian minister last year, he held
pastorates in Tennessee, Louisiana, Missis-
sippi, Alabama and Florida — the last being
at Freeport, Fla. He earned his divinity
degree from Columbia Seminary. His wife
and two sons survive.

Charleston. S. C, died on March 31, 1976,
at age 61. He had been associated with the
Mixson Seed Company. Born in Charleston,
he is survived by his wife, a son, daughter
and brother Col. Marion C. Mixson '39.

'41 of Conway, S. C, died on March 27,
1976, after a short illness. He was 55 and
a retired journalist. A Hartsville, S. C.
native, he was a Navy veteran of World
War II and worked on the staff of the
Charleston News and Courier and other
papers. Surviving are his wife, son Dwight
Mclnvaill '76. three daughters and a brother.

'42 of Murrells Inlet. S. C, died on August
16, 1976. at age 58. A native of Marion
County, he had been in banking since serving
in World War II and rose from cashier to
vice-president with the Palmetto Bank &
Trust Company of Lake City, S. C. Survivors
include three sons, two brothers and two

S. C. died on June 24, 1976, at age 47. He
was president of Gaddy Discount Furniture
Company. A native of Cheraw, S. C. he
served in the Korean War and now is sur-
vived by his wife, two daughters and brother
Rupert R. Gaddy. Jr. '51.

'53 of Winder, Ga., died on May 14, 1976,
after an extended bout with cancer. He was
53 and the vice-president in charge of sales
for the Cherokee Manufacturing Company.
His wife, a son and daughter survive,

JACK OWINGS BOLT '56 of Green-
wood. S. C. met death at age 47 on Febru-
ary 12. 1976. in an automobile accident
near Abbeville, S. C. He was traveling alone
when his car left the road and hit a bridge.

A native of Laurens, Bolt was an insurance
adjuster and a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, daughter, son, par-
ents and two sisters.

of Marion, III., died on December 29, 1975.
Although a native of Biddeford, Me., he
attended PC while living in Easley, S. C.
He was 31. His parents, brother and sister

Facultj' and Trustees
DR. JOHN WEST H.4RRIS, professor
emeritus of English, died in a Spartanburg,
S. C, hospital on June 23, 1976. He was 81.
Known throughout the South for his educa-
tional leadership in establishing the National
Beta Club, he directed the high school honor
society as executive-secretary from 1933 until
his death. He joined the PC English depart-
ment in 1940 and was its chairman at the
lime of his retirement in 1960. A Spartan-
burg native, he earned BA and MA degrees
at "Wofford College and his PhD (with Phi
Beta Kappa honors) at the University of
North Carolina. He was a flying instructor
during World War I. When he died, the Beta
Club had more than 4.500 clubs in 22 states
with over 155,000 members and an alumni
roll estimated at more than one million. In
addition to his wife, the survivors include
three daughters — Mrs. Mary Frances Harris
Dohn '46. Mrs. Jean Harris Byrum '49 and
.Mrs. Margaret Harris Engelhart '52 — and
three sisters.

JOHN FRANK McLEOD, SR. of Chester-
field, S. C. a life member of the PC board of
trustees, died on April 27, 1976 at age 77.
He had served on the PC board since 1952
;ind was an active elder in the Chesterfield
Presbyterian Church. A native of Star,
N. C. and graduate of North Carolina State
University, he moved to Chesterfield in 1925,
where he became engaged in farming and
also established business operations there
and in Camden and Wadesboro, N. C.
Among the survivors are his wife, son John
F. McLeod, Jr. '50, two daughters and two


Presbyterian College Alumni Association Officers

Robert R. Hill '58. President

Personnel Director, State Dept. of Education, Columbia, S. C.
Warren L. Berry '55, President-Elect

Executive Vice-President, Citizens & Southern Bank, Macon, Ga.
Hugh S. Jacobs '41, Past-President

President, Jacobs Press, Clinton, S. C.

Georgia District 1

Robert H. Gillespie '32, District Vice-President

Medical Doctor, Atlanta, Ga.
John P. Newsome '55, Director

Owner, Newsome Tire & Auto Supply, Atlanta, Ga.

Georgia District 2

Donald T. McNeill '66, District Vice-President

Vice-President, McNeill, Lauff & McNeill, Thomson, Ga.

Robert G. Johnston III '70, Director

Attorney & Asst. Solicitor of Muscogee County, Columbus, Ga.

North Carolina District 1

Samuel G. McGregor '56. District Vice-President

Asst. to President, Central Yarn & Dyeing. Inc., Gastonia, N. C.
Howard L. Bumgardner '61, Director

President, Bumgardner Realty, Inc., Charlotte, N. C.

North Carolina District 2

Don L. Anderson '53, District Vice-President

Manager, Communications Services, Carolina Power & Light Co.,
Raleigh, N. C.

B. Gaither Shaw. Jr., '69, Director

Administrative Assistant to Division Controller, Burlington In-
dustries, Greensboro, N. C.

South Carolina District 1

Lynn W. Cooper, Jr., '56, District Vice-President

President, Lynn Cooper, Inc., Clinton, S. C.
Leland P. Vaughan '62. Director

Vice-President. South Carolina National Bank. Greenwood, S. C.

Ike W. Cobb '65, First Vice-President

Attorney, Atlanta, Ga.
Sandra M. McQueen '70, Second Vice-President

Teacher, Thomasville Heights Elementary School, Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Leona Davis Query '72, Recording Secretary

Guidance Counselor, E. L. Wright Middle School, Columbia, S. C.

South Carolina District 2

George C. Hagood, Jr., '65, District Vice-President
Partner, Hagood Insurance Agency, Easley, S. C.

Billy S. Kee '40, Director

Principal, Greenville County Public Schools, Taylors, S. C.

South Carolina District 3

Arthur M. Erwin '40, District Vice-President

Attorney, Spartanburg, S. C.
Robert H. Hopkins '64, Director

Personnel Director, York General Hospital. Rock Hill, S. C.

South Carolina District 4

William P. Betchman '61, District Vice-President

Administrator, Hopewell Nursing Home, Sumter, S. C.

Larry L. Yonce '67, Director

Farming Associate. J. W. Yonce & Sons, Johnston, S. C.

South Carolina District 5

Josiah S. Matthews III '54, District Vice-President

Medical Doctor, Darlington, S. C.
Gwyn G. McCutchen '66. Director

Dentist, Loris, S. C.

South Carolina District 6

Edward L. Hay '56, District Vice-President

Orthopedic Surgeon, Charleston, S. C.
Harold N. Miller '52, Director

Vice-President & Treasurer. Santee Portland Cement Corp., Holly

Hill, S. C.

Comeback for Liberal Education

continued from page five

Church have stressed intellectual values. But, likewise, they
have stressed moral values as one of the finest fruits of its
educational process. An educated person should be able to
judge, to evaluate, to prefer this to that, to have a "yes" and
and "no" that are one's own, and to know why.

But how are these values developed and learned? Through
liberal education in an atmosphere where the fear of God is
the beginning of wisdom. Where language and mathematics
discipline the mind in clarity, precision and style. Where
literature and drama open the curtain of the human arena —
on good and evil, love and hate, peace and violence — the life-
stuff of human options. Where history leads the student to
study clashing values. Where art and music develop a sense
of beauty, a value to be preferred over ugliness or cacophony.
Where the social sciences come to life through value judg-
ments, as students study people at work. Where the natural
sciences, teeming with power to liberate mankind from illness
and to liberate by harnessing new energy sources, introduce
the price of liberation and freedom — values and responsibility.

Value judgments are the essence of a liberal education.
Without values, there is no meaning. But does Christian

higher education help develop moral capacities and values?
When asked this question the alumni research questionnaire
reported that 99 percent said "yes."

Those who will lead in the 21st century must be peace-
makers, lest the human race annihilate itself. They must be
planners, lest the greed of consumption consume not only
our resources, but our soul. The best way to prepare leaders
of vision is to inspire them with the best that mankind has
achieved — the best in the arts, the best in scientific experi-
ments, the highest examples of society, the deepest under-
standings of Christian faith.

The study of the liberal arts and sciences does this best,
for it holds before students what Whitehead called "The
habitual vision of greatness." Those who will lead in the 21st
century must have vision, lest we perish.

And so, my thesis: A liberal education is the best prepara-
tion for tomorrow in a world that is shrinking, the best
preparation for change, the best preparation for career
success, the best preparation for life, and the best preparation
to develop values and vision.

This is what Christian higher education is all about.


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Route 2, Huntingdon Rd.

Clinton, S. C. 29325

74285 Susan Sllon Prassau

More laurels for Don Kay '61

He Leads Association of Scholars

The prestigious South Atlantic Modem Language Association (SAMLA)
has tapped as its new executive secretary Dr. Donald Kay, 1961 PC
graduate who serves as director of graduate studies and associate professor
of English at the University of Alabama.

SAMLA is a professional organization which represents teachers and
scholars from ten Southeastern states and the District of Columbia. It has
more than 4,000 members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West
Virginia as well as DC. The headquarters office wUl move to the Alabama

In general, the organization is dedicated to the cause of the humanities,
and, in particular, to the advancement of scholarship and teaching in English
and other modern foreign languages.

The University of Alabama board of trustees acknowledged the appoint-
ment with a special resolution. Describing SAMLA as the nation's most
prestigious professional organization of languages and literature, the board
resolution emphasized that the appointment brings national recognition to
Dr. Kay's "distinguished career and abilities as a scholar, administrator and
teacher. This will enrich the University's national reputation for educational
excellence in the fields of modem languages and literature."

Dr. Kay said the study of English and the modern languages, and the
understanding of the literature in one or two modem languages is the "very
cornerstone" of a liberal arts education. "I am happy to serve such a worthy

A native of Anderson, S. C, and magna cum laude graduate of Presby-
terian College, Don Kay earned both his MA and PhD degrees with honors
at the University of Tennessee. He has published more than two dozen
scholarly articles, and his book entitled Short Fiction in the Spectator came
off the University Press last Fcbmary. He has been on the Alabama faculty
for nine years and has served as both assistant chairman and acting chairman
of the English department prior to becoming director of graduate studies
two years ago.

Presbyterian College accorded Don Kay special recognition in 1974
with the presentation of its Outstanding Young Alumnus award during
Homecoming ceremonies.

2. PC's Biggest Drive

3. Long-Range Program of Progress

4. Comeback for Liberal Education
6. Maintaining the English Tradition
9. Across the Plaza

1 1 . Blue Hose Sports

12. Alumni News Briefs


Presbyterian College

Vol. 29, No. 4

August, 1976

Ben Hay Hammet, Editor
Director of Alumni & Public Relations

Published monthly except January, April. June and
July by Presbyterian College. Second class post-
age paid at the Post Office. Clinton, S. C. 29325


Council for Advancement & Support
of Education


Dr. Neal Prater serves as chairman of
an English department which sustains
PC's high standards and extends its
solid reputation in this field. The
program combats the national problem
of youth poorly prepared in written
communications before college.

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