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October, 1962
Volume VII
Number 3

Richardson Gives PC $150,000

The largest single gift ever made to Presbyterian College!

That 's the prospect as alumni and friends point toward claiming the $150,000 challenge grant
extended to the PC development program by the Richardson Foundation of New York City.

President Marshall W. Brown, in making the annoimcement, said the gift is contingent upon
the College's seciu-ing $450,000 additional through its capital funds campaign which already
has raised more than $1,200,000 in the Synod of South Carolina this year. The combined total
of challenge gift and funds secured to claim

it will amount to the $600,000 now needed
to complete the $1,800,000 objective of the
current phase of Presbyterian's 25-year devel-
opment program.

Under the terms of the challenge grant, the
Richardson Foundation will provide funds in
three annual payments of $50,000 each, the
first to be paid when the College has added
$450,000 to its present develoi^ment total.
President Brown, in expressing his appreci-
ation for the gift, said:

'A Record of Distinguished Service'

"This challenge grant of $150,000 will be
of immeasurable value in aiding the success
of our campaign which was approved by a un-
animous vote of the South Carolina Synod.
Mr. H. Smith Richardson, Sr., through his
foimdation, thus continues his record of dis-
tinguished service to many good causes and
especially to Christian higher education and
to the work of the Presbyterian Church."

The challenge grant was made, after long
and thoughtful analysis by the Richardson
Foimdation, in recognition of the work Pres-
byterian College is doing and in the convic-
tion that no effort should be spared to extend
this capacity for service. All almnni and
friends now are urged to join in a great effort
to claim the $150,000 and complete PC's 1962

capital fimds campaign. A form to be used in
making your pledge or gift is included in this
bulletin for your convenience.

Campaign activity — suspended during the
siumner months after a full spring schedule —
was resumed this fall to complete the $1,800,-
000 needed by Presbyterian to build its first
women's dormitory, new science building,
dining hall and to increase endowment. This
part of the long-range program is being car-
ried by the South Carolina Synod, with Geor-
gia Presbyterians (who share ownership of
the College) planning to provide additional
needed funds at a later date.

Both Synods Receive Benefit

The Richardson grant, therefore, is a gift
not only to Presbyterian College but to Pres-
byterians of both of these states who support
and control the College as their own school.
In the words of Dr. Brown: "We recognize
this generous proposal as a God-sent oppor-
tunity to imdergird further the work of Pres-
byterianism within our two states.'"

College's largest gift
is challenge grant . . .
$450,000 needed to claim it

Thompson Makes Endowment Gift For Scholarships

One of the largest individual alumni gifts made to
Presbyterian College has been presented by J. Mel-
vin Thompson, Olanta, S. C, business leader and
active church layman.

His $10,000 check, presented to President Brown
earlier this month, came as the College renewed its
capital funds campaign efforts and injected a shot
of enthusiasm throughout the entire organization.
The gift is designated for endowment purposes, the
income to be used to provide scholarship aid for
qualified, needy students attending PC.

Thompson, an active student leader and star ath-
lete during his college days, received his BS degree
from Presbyterian College in 1916 and later sent
his son Robert here. He is president of the Citizens
Bank of Olanta and owns the Thompson Mercantile
Company and the Thompson Oil Company in addi-
tion to having farming interests.

Melvin Thompson, a strong churchman through
the years, currently serves as moderator of Har-
mony Presbytery. His wife, the former Winnie
Davis, is the immediate past president of the women
of the Synod of South Carolina.

PC Receives Traveler's Grant

Presbyterian is one of two institutions in the
Carolinas to receive a grant from the Travelers In-
surance Company under its new program of finan-
cial aid to higher education.

A gift of $550 has just been presented to PC by
Travelers, which also tapped Duke University for a
grant in North Carolina. The program will make
available each year unrestricted funds to a num-
ber of private colleges and universities throughout
the United States and Canada "in recognition of the
investment made by colleges and universities in
educating the men and women of the Travelers
staff and in providing future alumni."

Memorial Gifts

A Living Tribute

Gifts to Presbyterian College serve as fitting
memorials to deceased loved ones. Recent memorials
are listed below, along with the names of persons
sending the gifts:


Newton G. Hardie, Spartanburg, S. C.


Dr. and Mrs. D. O. Rhame, Clinton, S. C.

Harry M. Williams, Chester, S. C.

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Josey, Columbia. S. C.


Dr. and Mrs. J. N. Gaston, Jr., Chester, S. C.


Mr. and Mrs. George Huguley, Clinton, S. C.


Christine Wilson, Monroe, N. C.


Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Grantham, Easley, S. C.

Ml', and Mrs. George Hagood, Easley, S. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Taylor, Easley, S. C.

Anna Sawiez, San Diego, Calif.

Mr. and Mi-s. G. A. Schubert, Boynton Beach, Fla.

Mr. and Mi-s. Tony Martinach, Irwin, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Yaros, Pittsburgh. Pa.


J. E. Means, Jr., Greenville, S. C.


Dr. and Mrs. J. N. Gaston, Jr., Chester, S. C.

E. L. WAY, JR.

Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Brown, Atlanta, Ga.


Robert H. Gillespie, Atlanta, Ga.

Helping to Claim the $150,000 Grant
For the Presbyterian College Development Program

To help provide $1,800,000 for new construction and endowment for Presbyterian College,
Clinton, S. C, and in consideration of the gifts of others, I/We will give:


or, $_

_per month (36 payments)
_per quarter (12 payments)
-annually (3 payments)
_ for

For a total
amount of:

Amount paid

SIGNED: Mr. /Mrs.



(Mail this form to: Development Office, Presbyterian College)

Montgomery — Gaston — Addison — Carpenter

pRESBYTERIAN College alumni elected Tom Ad-
dison '38 of Clinton to serve as president-elect of
the PC Alumni Association and John A. Montgomery
'28 of Columbia, S. C, as one of three alumni rep-
resentatives on the board of trustees.

The balloting by mail to name 1963 alumni offi-
cials tapped Addison to succeed Dr. J. Newton Gas-
ton '29 Chester, S. C. physician, who automatically
moves up from president-elect to president next
January. Addison is resident vice-president of Wad-
dell and Reed, Inc., and owner of the Canada Dry
Bottling Company of Clinton.

Montgomery, editor of The Columbia Record and
former managing editor of The State, replaced Frank
Hay, Sr., of Charleston in the three-year term as
trustee. Others elected as 1963 officials of the Pres-
byterian College Alumni Association include:

Alumni Elect
New Officers

Vice-president — Richard H. Carpenter of Green-
ville, S. C. vice-president of Alester G. Furman Co.,
Realtors, and member of the class of 1941; secre-
tary-treasurer — Herbert J. Butler of Charleston,
president of the Carolina Dismantling Corporation
and 1957 graduate.

South Carolina directors — John C. Bell, Jr., of
Bishopville, 1947 graduate who serves as superin-
tendent of the Bishopville Finishing Co.; and Dr.
Lewis M. Cheek, Greenwood dentist and class of
1951 alumnus.

Georgia director — the Rev. Robert F. Hunt of
Augusta, pastor of the Greene Street Presbyterian
Church who received his degree in 1952; North Caro-
lina director — Furman B. Pinson, Jr., of Greensboro,
1933 graduate now serving as manager of the pur-
chasing department of J. P. Stevens Co.





High School Seniors: Make Vour College Plans Now

• Scholarship program now open at PC for 1963-64 session

High school seniors take note:

Now is the time to apply for admission to Presby-
terian College's 1963-64 session, whether you plan to
seek scholarship aid or simply want to avoid the
winter rush for available spaces. A waiting list
formed in early spring last year.

PC's academic scholarship program is now open
for those seeking grants to start next September,
but December 20 is the deadline for the top Found-
er's Scholarship series.

Ten of the Founder's Scholarships, ranging from
$1,200 to $5,580 for the four years of study, are
available to incoming freshmen on a competitive
basis. Each of these grants will pay from $300 to
$1,395 per year for four years to the student who
qualifies on the basis of intellect, leadership and

character. A limited number of finalists will be
brought to PC for a campus visit, tests and inter-
views, and ten recipients will be selected from this

High school seniors wishing to apply for one of
these Founder's grants may secure application forms
from their high school principals, Presbj'terian min-
isters or by writing directly to the director of ad-
missions at PC. Applications must be in by Decem-
ber 20.

Presbyterian College also has a program of Vale-
dictory Scholarships which automatically provides
four-year grants of $1,000 each to first-honor gradu-
ates of accredited high schools upon recommenda-
tion of the principal. Consideration also may be
given to second-honor graduates in special cases.

As Academic Dean

Gettys Succeeds Bellingrath

r\R. Joseph M. Gettys, professor of Bible and noted
religious writer, is the new academic dean at
Presbyterian College. He succeeded Dr. George C.
Bellingrath, who has retired after 13 years in this

In accepting the position, Dr. Gettys requested
that he continue teaching on a reduced scale and
that his appointment be a temporary one limited to
the next school year. He has been professor of Bible
here since 1956.

President Brown pointed out that the new ap-
pointee brings to the position of dean a broad back-
ground of experience in Christian higher education.
Dr. Gettys spent six years (1938-44) as professor of
Bible and religious education at Queens College and
eight years (1944-52) as professor of English Bible
at the General Assembly's Training School in Rich-
mond. He currently serves as a trustee of this latter
institution, now known as the Presbyterian School
of Christian Education. Immediately prior to coming
to PC, he was for four years minister of education
at the Dallas (Tex.) First Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Gettys is probably best known as the author
of Sunday School materials for young people and

for his numerous religious booklets. His most popu-
lar title, "What Presbyterians Believe," has sold
more than 50,000 copies, and he has produced a series
of "how to study" and "how to teach" booklets deal-
ing with various books of the Bible.

A native of York, he received his BA degree from
Erskine, his bachelor of systematic theology and
master of systematic theology from the Biblical
Seminary of New York, and his doctorate from New
York University. He is included in "Who's Who in
American Education," "Directory of American Scho-
lars" and "Who's Who in the South and Southwest."
He is married to the former Mary Louise Schirmer
of Columbia, S. C, and they have three children

Parents Day Set for Noyember 3

Parents of students currently attending PC will
be singled out for special attention on November 3
when the College stages its sixth annual Parents
Day program.

Activities, scheduled to open at 2 p.m. that day,
will include a student program, faculty reception,
fraternity drop-ins, dinner in the dining hall and
the PC-Chattanooga football game under lights.

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at Clinton, S. C.

October, 1962

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