This Is Your Life: Dr. Laurence C. Jones
Premiere:   December 15, 1954
Host:   Ralph Edwards
Network:   NBC-TV
Guests   Notes
Dr. Zilpha E. Chandler   Director of Academic Department at Piney Woods; came to make commencement address, she stayed to work without pay
Rev. William C. Dixon   Former student in first group from 1909, now minister of Second Baptist Church, Fresno CA
George W. Dulany, Jr.   Donated first permanent girl's dormitory but had never been to Piney Woods; hadn't seen in 30 years
Ellis Graff   His High School principal, Marshalltown IA; reports subject was the first African-American to graduate from that school
Betty Mae Jack   Former student, went on to University of Chicago; now for 18 years a school superintendent in Scott County, Mississippi (supervises 3 high schools and 13 grade schools)
Mrs. W. F. Mahaffey   Knew subject from the time he first arrived in Piney Woods area, now on school's board
W. F. Mahaffey   Knew subject from the time he first arrived in Piney Woods area, now on school's board
R. P. McGhee   Former student; now heads manual training department at Yazoo City, Mississippi high school
L. M. B. Morrissey   Friend, college classmate at University of Iowa, was in Delta Tau Delta fraternity where subject waited on tables (Ralph Edwards identifies him only with initials on air; subject identifies him as "Laurence Michael Burke Morrissey")
Georgie L. Myers   From second graduating class, first boarding student - built three rural schools by her own efforts after graduating, now helps on campus
Roy Nelson   President of the Hollywood Rotary Club; assists surprise, seated next to subject in audience (in surprise only)
Dr. J. R. Otis   Former student, went on to Iowa State, Ph.D. from Cornell; now president of Alcorn A&M College at Lorman, MS
Lora Carney   
(Mrs. William) Rathvon  
High School classmate in Marshalltown IA, hadn't seen in 50 years (since graduation) - past president of the Mother Church of Christ Scientist in Boston
William Yancy   Friend, was first volunteer helper (helped clean out and fix old sheep shed used as first schoolroom); now building contractor in Baton Rouge, LA
Estella Young   Former student, class of 1920