TBT: The Alleghany Rattler July 15, 1942 New Counselors Are Welcomed

Editor’s Note:  As part of our year-long celebration of our 100th Year Anniversary (1922-2022), we’ll post a Throwback Thursday edition of our Alleghany Rattler Newspaper to give you a peek into life at camp across those 100 summers!

In this piece we see that the announcement of counselors was always an exciting part of the summer ahead!

New Counselors Are Welcomed

Alleghany welcomes the addition of six new members to its staff for the 1942 season. They are:

Carolyn Beardsworth from Lynchburg, Va., graduation from Randolph-Macon as Phi Beta Kappa this June. She has studied dancing under the well known dancer, Eleanor Struppa, and is teaching dancing and crafts at camp.

Hannah McElroy (Mrs. T. P) of West Chester, Penna., is a graduate of state teachers college of Penna. She is a teacher of English. At Alleghany she is working with Junior crafts.

Anita Lynch is a sophomore at the University of Chattanooga, and of course lives in the city of the same name. Here she is doing athletics, canoeing, and crafts.

Dr. Frank C. Pinkerton, our camp physician, studied medicine at the University of Virginia. He has done medical work in El Salvador, Central America, and substituted for the Director of the American Hospital in Guatemala. He now lives at Warm Springs, Va.

John Rossetti received his A. B. and A. M. degrees from New York University. He has studied in Italy and France and traveled extensively in Europe. He taught for one year at New York University and for the past five years has been instructor of Romance Languages at Sweet Briar College. He is tutoring and doing book-keeping at camp.

Christine Van Brackle of Toms River, N.J., our new resident nurse was trained at the Cooper Hospital School of Nursing in Camden, N.J. She has had nursing experience in London, England, and has done institutional and private duty in this country.

Several old campers , well known to us all, have returned as counselors, and some former counselors, having acquired the Alleghany habit, are back with us again:

Lida Chatfield, a Silver A girl at Alleghany in ’35, and now a student at the University of Cincinnati, is teaching canoeing and campcraft.

Miss Bella Coale, now a Junior tent counselor, is an organist and choir director in New York City. She is a graduate of Smith College and has studied organ, composition, and voice under Farnam Schlieder and Waganaar. She was formerly a music counselor at Camps Aloha and Tahoma and was Director of Camp Tahoma.

Mary Haskins is back for her third year at Alleghany. She is from Chattanooga, Tenn., and is a student at Sweet Briar College. Rifle is her chief activity.

Jellis Kirkpatrick, of Lynchburg, Va., will enter Randolph-Macon this fall. She was president of her class at Fairmont Junior College in Washington last year. She wears the Honor Girl A and is here for her fifth summer. She teaches swimming and tennis.

Ellen Parker is in her seventh year at Alleghany. Riding is her speciality and she also helps with crafts. She attends Stephens College.

Betty Parker on the summing staff is from Chevy Chase, Md. She is a student at Duke University and hopes to be a lawyer some day.

Patsy Ryland, of Richmond, Virginia, is a student at Hollins College. She was an Honor Girl and is here for her sixth summer.

Ruth Small, an Alleghany girl for her eighth summer, was an Honor Girl and Camp Spirit in 1940. She teaches diving, swimming, and athletics. This fall she plans to enter Mt. Vernon Junior College.