his first year
u in memoriam
lawrence f. conant, Assistant Professor of
Pediatrics, Bowman Gray School of Medicine,
since 1965. Died September 25, 1967.
mary blalock eames, housemothervii of Babcock
Dormitory since 1956. Died November 12, 1967.
paul leslie garrison (B.S., 1947; M.D., 1950),
Director of Student Health Services since
1962. Died November 23, 1967.
eugene irving olive (B.A., 1910), director of
Alumni Activities and Public Relations, 1947–
1961.viii He had also served previously as Pas-
tor of the Wake Forest Baptist Church and as
College Chaplain. Died March 6, 1968.
The somewhat old-fashioned term of “housemother” was still being used in 1967. It was later re-
placed by “residence hostess.”
See “In Memoriam” page in The Wake Forest Magazine, XV (July 1968), 35.
u the 1968 commencement
At the 1968 Commencement exercises honorary
degrees were awarded to Theodore F. Adams,
pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richmond,
Va.; John w. chandler (B.A., 1945), president
of Hamilton College; Dan K. Moore, governor
of North Carolina; and John C. Whitaker, for-
mer president of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company. Adams delivered the baccalaureate
sermon, and J. Ollie Edmunds, chancellor and
former president of Stetson University, was
the speaker at the graduation ceremonies.
William Franklin “Billy” Graham had been
approved for a Doctor of Divinity degree but
was not able to come.
decker and freddie summers were named
to the All-ACC first team, and Joseph dobner
was an Academic All-ACC selection.
The men’s tennis team had a record of fifteen
and five and finished fifth in the ACC. The
cross-country team finished fifth; the swim-
ming team, seventh. The basketball team (won
five, lost twenty), the baseball team, the track
team: all finished eighth. Baseball player
larry cain received the ACC Award for Excel-
lence in Scholarship and Athletics.