Chieftain, Volume , Number 1, September 1960 Page: 2
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THE McMURRY CHIEFTAIN
New Professors Are
Added to Faculty
Eight teachers have been added
to McMurry's faculty with two
additions to the college's staff.
New teachers are in the phil-
osophy and religion, English,
chemistry, business administra-
tion and mathematics depart-
Nelle T. Francis
Miss Nelle T. Francis has be-
gun duties as associate professor
Miss Francis comes to McMurry
from the University of Texas
where she worked on her Ph. D.
Previously she was instructor
of English at the university and
had taught in public schools and
colleges for 23 years.
Miss Francis will receive her
doctorate from the University of
Texas in a few months.
Mary P. Kirksey
Miss Mary P. Kirksey of Aus-
tin has been named new business
administration professor for
Miss Kirksey is a former in-
structor of Northeastern Louis-
iana State College at Monroe and
of Nivon-Clay Commercial Col-
lege in Austin.
Miss Kirksey received her
bachelor of business administra-
tion degree from the University
of Texas in 1950 and her master
in business administration at UT
in 1958, with both majors in ad-
vertising. She has done graduate
work at UT and at the University
of Texas law school.
Howard A. Slaatie
Dr. Howard A. Slaatte, profes-
sor of theology at Temple Uni-
versity, joins McMurry faculty in
the department of religion and
Prior to a four year professor-
ship at Temple University School
of Theology, Dr. Slaatte served
as pastor, co-pastor or minister
of education in Methodist
Dr. Slaatte was educated at
Kendall College, the University
of North Dakota, Wesley Col-
lege, Drew University's School
of Theology and Mansfield Col-
lege in Oxford, England. He re-
Published monthly during the
school year, September through
May, by the Publicity Depart-
ment of McMurry College, Abi-
Subscription rates and Alumni
Association membership $3 per
Editor Annelle Holman
ceived his Ph. D. from Drew
Mrs. Clyde Herringion
New assistant professor of Eng-
lish for McMurry is Mrs. Clyde
M. Herrington, a graduate of
Abilene High School, McMurry
College and Hardin - Simmons
Mrs. Herrington received her
bachelor of science degree from
McMurry in 1936, her master of
education degree from H-SU in
1953, and her master of arts de-
gree from Hardin-Simmons this
Ralph V. Prilchard
Ralph V. Pritchard, veteran
teacher of Purdue University, is
new visiting professor of mathe-
matics for McMurry. Pritchard
was educated at Central Normal
College, Indiana State Normal,
Butler University, Cincinnati Uni-
versity, Pittsburgh University
During his teaching career he
has taught at Case School of Ap-
plied Science, the University of
Missouri, Butler University, New
Mexico State College, R. C. A.
Institute of Chicago, Indiana
Technical College, Morningside
College, DePauw University and
Roy W. Sonniag
Dr. Roy W. Sonntag, native of
Cleburne, has joined the Mc-
Murry faculty as chemistry pro-
Dr. Sonntag has served as in-
structor both at North Texas and
at the University of Texas.
He received his Ph. D. degree
from the University of Texas and
his bachelor of science degree
from North Texas State Teachers
Dr. Lavada Ratliff, native of
Cooper and instructor and ad-
ministrator in the Seymour
schools for five years, has begun
duties as visiting professor of
education at McMurry.
Dr. Ratliff received her edu-
cation at North Texas State,
Southwestern Oklahoma, Teach-
ers' College at Columbia Univer-
sity, Colorado College of Educa-
tion and the University of Texas.
For the past 13 years she has
been head of the education de-
partment at West Virginia Tech.
Grace M. Jackson
Mrs. Grace M. Jackson is new
assistant Librarian for McMurry.
She comes to the Reservation
from Hobbs, N. M., where she
was head librarian of the public
Additions to the McMurry
staff are W. M. (Bill) Fiveash,
who is serving as business man-
ager, and Jack Holden, new pub-
Fiveash replaced Garnet
Gracy who is vice president for
the Abilene First National Bank.
Holden replaces Allan Ramsey.
McM Exes Pay Dues
McMurry exes may send $3
for Ihe Chieftain and alumni
dues to The Chieftain, Mc-
Murry College, Abilene,
The following is a partial list of
exes who have paid their 1960-61 dues.
Dr. Jack Crow, Abilene; A. L.
Wylie, Jr., Floydada; Eddie Springer,
Abilene; W. M. Fiveash, Abilene;
Shirley Hairgrove, Spur; John Leroy
Witten, Friona; Christine Stone, Dal-
las; Ruby Jo Bixler, Artesia, N. M.;
Bessie Cleveland, Ft. Stockton; Mrs.
Willard Kelton, Abilene.
R. L. Stephenson, Dallas; Mrs.
Elsie Robinson, Odessa; Lula B. Myatt,
Abilene; Belle Jones, Abilene; Dr.
Harold C. Boehning, Dallas; Earl M.
Carter, Abernathy; Naomi Hare, Mon-
terrey, N. L. Mexico; John Edd
Killen, Sweetwater; Mrs. T. J. Barb,
Roby; Ralph N. Hooks, Abilene; Mrs.
L. G. Davis, Abilene.
Mrs. L. A. Clark, Abilene; Mrs.
Mason W. Altman, Abilene; Darris B.
Edens, Bovina; DeWitt Isom, Tye;
Jack Davis, Crosby ton; Miss June
Coleman, Big Spring; Joel C. Wilson,
Abilene; Vivian Fryar, Abilene; Jane
Johnson, Arlington; Mrs. Grady
Mr. and Mrs. Zane Dalton, Midland ;
F. J. Young, Seminole; Grady C.
Baker, Walnut Springs; Minta Sue
Cypert, Throckmorton; Mrs. Jeroe B.
Kemper, Abilene; James P. Boswell,
Plainview; Mrs. Clyde Park, El Paso;
Mrs. Hubert Thomson, Abilene;
Agatha Arrington, Miami; Clyde Wil-
son Long, Abilene.
George M. Waddill, Amarillo; Mrs.
J. F. Duffy, Anthony, Kan.; B. B.
Bolin, El Paso; Dr. J. W. Young,
Sweetwater; Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Rhodes, Clarksville; Leslie Bryant,
Baird; Mrs. Allen Holladay, Lubbock;
Mrs. James Hopkins, Dora, N. M.,
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bentley, Jr., Abi-
lene; W. I. Moore, Lubbock; J. How-
ard Crawford, Plainview.
Fletcher C. Bowman, Jr., Deming,
N. M.: Mrs. B. F. White, Terrell;
Mrs. Hattie Gatlin, Snyder; Mrs. A.
B. Guice, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. K. M.
Bowker, Santa Anna; H. Leo Tucker,
Weslaco: J. W. Gates, Pampa; Mrs.
James K. Kicks, Spearman; R. R.
King, Haskell; Mrs. Paul Banks,
Glenn D. Cox, Pampa; Jerry C. Tate,
Ropesville; Mrs. Jimmy Williams, Big
Lake ; Thomas Harrison, Odessa ; Mrs.
John P. Godwin, McCamey; Gaylene
Taylor, Midland: Gordon Mahon, Mid-
land; James P. Patterson, Cotton
Center; Mrs. .T. O. Garrett, Dallas;
Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Carter, Pampa.
Buddy Ray Dulin, Albany; Mrs. J.
E. Byrne, Dallas; Dr. Bruce H. John-
son, Loraine; Mrs. E. D. Landreth,
Amarillo; Tilden B. Armstrong, An-
drews; Elmer M. Watkins, Midland;
Joe D. Burk, Rotan; Doris Morton,
Odessa; Mrs. George White, Happy;
Mrs. Roy Youngblood, Houston.
M. Rose Fisher, Abilene; Mrs. Hat-
tie K. Childress, Abilene; Alby J.
Cockrell, Littlefield; Ellis Locke,
Miami; Doyle W. Norton, Sonora;
Weldon Edwards, Clyde; Gerald J.
Smith, Abilene; C. R. Wood, Coahoma;
O. A. Ball, Seminole; W. B. May,
Albuquerque, N. M.; B. W. Curry,
Mrs. Joe Edd Burnett, Tulia; Mrs.
R. W. Stafford, Abilene; Larry Scar-
borough, Austin; Theresa Capps, Al-
buquerque, N. M.; Rev. A. B. Cock-
rell, Midland; Harold B. Rucker,
Meadow; Patsy Nance, Cisco.
Crawford Is Top
Howard Wayne Crawford of
Plainview, 1956 graduate of Mc-
Murry, was graduated with hon-
ors from Baylor University's
College of Medicine in Houston
Crawford ranked number one
in the medical school's 67-mem-
ber graduating class. He was
named to the Dean's Honor List
all four years at the medical
Crawford served as secretary
of Alpha Omega Alpha, honor-
ary medical fraternity, and was
named Outstanding Senior Stu-
dent in Internal Medicine.
While attending McMurry,
Crawford was a member of Alpha
Chi, national scholarship society,
and was named to "Who's Who
in American Colleges and Uni-
He served as vice president of
the McM freshman class, presi-
dent of the German Club and
Grand Sovereign of Ko Sari
social club. He was also a mem-
ber of Alpha Chi and the Pre-
Crawford will intern at Hous-
ton Medical Center in Houston.
Crawford's father, Dr. J. H.
Crawford, is pastor of the First
Methodist Church in Plainview.
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