The Spectator

McPherson college. McPherson. Kansas    

vol. XI

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 1928

NO. 23


The Kansas University Fellowship which each year is offered lo a Mc-Pherson college student, has been awarded to Miss Autumn Lindbloom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Lindbloom, and her many friends are con-gnratulating her upon her good fortune, which it is felt is well deserved. The fellowship is non-professional and is good in any department at the university and Miss Lindbloom plans on doing her graduate work in for-eign languages.

The McPherson college faculty each year selects the student to be so honored on a basis of personality, future promise, leadership, grades, ac-tivities and spirit. Miss Lindbloom ranks high in all of these qualifica-tions, and is very popular with fellow students and faculty members. She is president of the college Y. W. C. A. and is a member of the Student Council. She also is a member of the college orchestra.


Playlet is Given As Final Number After Musical Program Is Concluded

McPherson College Fine Arts de-partment presented a number of its students in a recital given Thursday evening in the college chapel.

Friends and students listened to a varied program of piano, and vio-lin solos, a string trio and a playlet. The program in detail was as follows:

Sonata op. 10 No. 1 —____Bethoven

Allegro Molto e con brio— Miss Thel-ma Budge.

Mazurka ______ _________ ..... Bohm

Mr. Franklin Helbert.

Erotik —---—---Crier

Second Valse .. Godard

Miss Martha Krehbiel

Allegro from Sonatina ____Dvorak

Miss Wanda Houchin

Trio; At Eventide ..... Zameerick

Helen Freeman, violin; Virginia Leo Snyder, Cello; Anna Grace Kusparek, piano.

German Dance: . Allemande Bee-


Waltz op. 70 No. 1 --------- Chopin

Miss Dorothy Lindholm Playlet "When Angry Count a hundred."    -    Cavazzi

Miss Dorothy Swain, Mr. Marvin Stef-fen.

While writing biographies of great men of the past and present, it is really necessary to include that of the Ideal of McPherson College—Joe Poorboy. Born of humble parentage in the golden age of the past, Joe was given his christening with all the formality his poor Jewish par-ents could afford.

While he was yet a small boy, his parents placed several bright tempting things before him in an effort to determine just what his future would be. The little Hebrew boy picked up a highly polished cup filled with pretty pennies for his folks were too poor to provide a golden spoon for the occasion and from the act-ion of the unlearned child it was de-duced that he would either be rich, poor or both.

His youth was occupied between running errands for his father's store and going to school. In his scholas-tic career he proved human by mak-ing the average grades and as an asset to his father's business, he lacked efficiency as he spent too much of his time lifting a too-large derby

hat from over his eyes a hat which

rested beautifully upon his abundant out-growth of ears, in order to see where he was going. What time was left be wasted away trading with his

little friends in an attempt to obtain a nickle for four little pennies

In high school he took up a busi-ness course. He had a hard time for when he went to balance his books,


Thursday — Basketball game with Sterling.

Friday. 6:45 Debate with


Saturday Basketball game with Bethel.


McPherson College debates with Sterling Friday night, March 2. The debate will be held at 6:45 because of the lecture down town.

The negative team, Ralph Frantz and Ira Ihde, meet the Sterling affirmative team, James Henry and William Siegla, here. The affirma-tive team. Keith Hayes and Philip Spohn, go to Sterling.

At present Prof. Hess's teams are at the head of the northern half of the conferences. They won both ends of the debate with Kansas Wesleyan Sterling divided honors with Beth-any. This leaves McPherson with two decisions. Sterling, one and Beth-

Itty one. Professor Hess feels that the prospects are good for a winning team again this year.

If the teams are to win against the student body get back of them Sterling it is highly important that and give them their support be coming out to the debate Friday night.

Cast Is Working But Date Of Pre-sentation Is Not Yet Def-inately Known

The McPherson College Music Club under the direction of Miss Wilma Batchelor will present an opera, "Martha" by Friedrich Von Flotow. Practice has already begun but the exact time of the presentation is not definitely known.

The cast of Characters will be: Lady Harriet Durham, maid of honor Miss Jessie Daron Nancy, her friend    Miss Evelyn


Sir Tristan Mickleford    Francis


Plunket, a wealthy farmer .... Alvin Voran.

Lionel, his foster-brother .    ... Leslie


The Sheriff of Richmond    Ross


This cast of characters will be as-sisted by the members of the Music Club to make the opera complete. The opera is a difficult one according to Miss Batchelor and the presenta-tion of an opera of this caliber will be a worth while feature to look forward to.

shining out. He graduated at the head of the class and won a scholar-ship to the university. Considering

himself already far advanced in culture, he took a correspondence school course to plumbing instead.

With the above mentioned background he sat out to make his glorious fortune as a plumber as that

trade has a tremendous graft. He did very well at frist in his line, but later starting a second-hand business, he lost all ha had made when

irate owners came and claimed the wares that tenants had sold him. The reverse nearly broke him up but the ingeneous Joe changed his shop into a universal pawn business, warning his customers by hanging out three balls at which he would smile and interpret as meaning "Two to one you get stung". Again he made a nice sum of money which led to his marrying the nicest girl in town who pulled a modern trick and ran away with the old "shoe" whom Joe used as a "cash-arrester".

About that time Joe's father died and be inherited a great sum of money that his mother knew nothing of, and Joe returned to his beautful plumbing dream to start a lead pipe factory. His wares sold rapidly upon the merit of bring so nice and soft that they just provided a cushioning for the bath tube. With his financial condition, his wife came back. They made up and died filthily rich

Moral: save for future references.


Last Period Come-Back Turns Play Into Fast And Rough Mix-Up


Miller At Top Form—Cages Eight Goals. E. Crumpacker Shows Pluck After Hard Tumble

Playing before one of the smallest crowds of the season, the Bulldogs

decisively outclasses St. Mary's Micks Friday evening by a score of 36 to 21. Elmer Crumpacker played some mighty plucky ball after being almost thrown out in a jam-up under the goal. Miller, up in form, was throwing the baskets to total eight and Nonken and Crumpacker were giving nothing when it came to letting those Micks get clear for a basket. It was a hard game and a fast one. The Micks came back in the last half trailing 22 to 4 to stage a whirlwind comeback that speeded up the game to excessive roughness.

It was clearly demonstrated that rough playing will not now shatter the Bulldog machine.

Outside of "Little Crum's" re-markable pluckiness, Kinzie's and Nonken's floorwork was the scintillating part of the game. It was these two lads who generally broke in to the St. Mary's offense to take the ball away and put it to the scoring position.

When Rump, Saylor., Barngrover and Eisenbise went in as substitutes, the game went on with even greater momentum.

Miller made the first score from midcourt on a nice running shot. Leo dropped a free throw. Then both defenses tightened until Nonken dribbled through to pass Miller for a bas-ket. St. Mary's called time, score: 5-0.

Crumpacker and Cooney each made a free throw on a double foul. Coon-ey misses Leo's gift shot. Then E. Crumpacker took a fast one in under the banket but is jammed down in the bleachers. He comes out rather groggy and makes his free throw to add to the basket. Kinzie misses his charity. Haight sinks a good one for the Micks. Then Nonken dashed in for a score. The basket is hissed at both ends until Kinzie gets two free throws off Grove. Leo abd Non-ken shoot but the ball is stubborn. Greve adds a point for the Micks on Miller's technical. Miller shoots another long running shot. After fif-teen minutes of play the score is 14-4.

Nonken dribbles through but the play is broken. Rump relieves E. Crumpacker. He is jammed into the bench on the first time under and rnakes both throws. Neither team can get clear Nonken lays back for a clear dash to the backboard to score. St. Mary's time, Store. 18-4, with three minutes of the half left. Smith replaces Haight for the Micks

Crummy gets rode by Smith. Kin-zie takes a nice backboard shot Rump is rushed into the bench again and makes both throws. Oboynick, for Cooney. He fouls Nonken. Throw is missed. Score at half 22 to 4. Rump is still in the line-up for Elmer. He misses the first shot. Cooney goes back in for Smith. The Micks are keeping the ball. They miss several tip-in tries under the basket. Greve takes a high shot. Cooney gets a score on a bad pass from a Bulldog. Miller scores then Greve retaliates. Kinzie shoots a free one. ''Crummy" long shot dips out of the hoop. "Crum" holds Greve, throw missed. McMindes slings through the defense. McPherson time: score 24 to 13.

Nonken dribbles a set-up for Milter, it is done again. Crumpacker goes out on personals. Elmer goes bark in and Rump changes to guard. Greve takes both throws. Miller blocks. Crowd protests. Cooney gets extra shot but misses all three. Kinzie dribbled through for a true

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Scientific truths worth milllions, were given away last Thursday after-

noon in Chemistry club when Ray-mond Trostle and Phillip Spohn, as-sistants in he chemistry department. demonstrated the process used in making diamonds from common su-gar. The process requires about twenty minutes. The type of elec-tric furnace used in the experiment is one of two in the United States. The experiment was unsuccessful as

the sand crucible containing the in-

gredients melted under the terriffic heat. However the department has in it's possession one of the largest synthetic diamonds ever made

Daniel Johnson explained elerctro-metric titration and gave informa-tion which he had gained in experiments with this new development in Physical chemistry. Part of the equipment used in the experiment was constructed by Johnson.

Mabel Roskam Spoke briefly on the subject of Insulin, giving mater-ial which was of interest to the student chemist. Insulin was not a lucky find but the result of a scientif-ic problem master by reason.


At a mass meeting that Tuesday morning the first constructive follow-up measures to "Dad" Elliot's meetings here were taken it was voted to set aside a certain period each day as quiet hour, and to use Hodgkin's "JesusWay Life", which was recommended by "Dad", for study.


The local Peace Oratorical Contest will be Sunday evening, March 18. Local prizes are $7.50, $5.00 and $2.50. The state prizes are $60.00 end $40.00. Candidates should hand in their names at once.

Debate Coach.

Joe Poorboy

they would always come out ahead. He was the school's undisputed nick-el-tongued orator and a modern rev-elation in an opperetta taken from "Able's Irish Rose" ( Up. and Saved Three Cents). He, moreover, won five pie-eating contests during his time. His success in the field being attributed to his natural advantages and abilities.

The thrift prizes were included among his trophies. His teachers had the habit of attracting his attention in class by dropping a quar-ter on the floor. He was honored when graduating for wearing the same suit the entire four years of high school.

Turned out from high school, he worked for his father for two years thereby earning and saving enough jack to go to college for two years but Joe resolved to attend all four years on the meager sum. He had ambitions of being the social idol of the campus and to get the best grades even heading every activity that a-mounted to any importance. He turned out to be a brillian scholar, the head of every thing in school that did not require financial obligation. He was a rage with the women for in those days men were fudged by the leap year standards. His curly black hair was the most exquisite on the campus while a freshman and sophomore but he grew bald in the last two years of his course, which family attributes to the goodness



Canines Humble Swedes By Wide Margin Of 31 To 17


Miller And "Little Crum" Head The Canine Scoring With Lund-strom Leading Swede

The one point margin victory of the Swedes on their court sometime ago was wiped off the slate last night. In a mighty battle on the con-vention hall court when the sons of Thor were soundly humbled by Gard-ner's warriors by a 31 to 17 score.

Bulldogs were Bulldogs last night inspired by the memory of two form er contests on the sport field this year. They were leading the Vikings from start to finish, floorwork, bas-ket shooting, guarding, driving, following up.

That Swede fight was all there:

they contested every inch of the way. The play had to be smooth and quick to break through either defense, and when the defense was pierced the ball had to be shot fast and accurate Maybe that parked hall didn't see some basketball last night they'll lung remember!

Miller was hitting last night along with Elmer Crumpacker. "Spider" caged five of the Bulldog field goals with three free throws while Elmer fetched three baskets and a charity toss. Lundstrom and J. Eberhardt led the Swedes with eight and four points.

The best part of the game last night was the recovery of the ball on the part of McPherson. Time and again Bethany would lose the ball before they ever got a shot. Then the pretty work of Nonken opening up a play with his dribble throat seemed to bring the Bulldogs out of the puzzle of penetrating the Bethany defense.

Both teams were on edge us the play opened. Passes were too fast and a litle unaccurate. The shots were wild. Crumpacker took time to tie his shoe lace after which Kin-zie got clear for a neat basket. Lund-strom made a point on “Crum's" personal and Vanek tied the score with a free throw on Elmer. Nonken and Eberhardt miss their double foul shots. Then Miller steps over to the side and lifts the ball through. McPherson misses twice just before Vanek sweeps through to score. Elmer makes a point on Vanek's foul. Then the sorrel-toped Bulldog bets Kinzie’s miss in whereupon the Vik-ings call time out. Score 7-4.

Carmichael replaces Tarrant. Kin-zie falls on several hurried attempts. Zimmerman fails on a try. Eberhardt fouls Nonken and Miller tips his missed free throw in. Nonken loses the ball on a dribble through Lundstrom carries through for a bas-ket. E. Crumpacker completes Leo's try. Miller takes two successive misses and is fouled on the last one. He makes one, throw. Bethany time, score, 12 to 6.

Lindahl substitutes for Zimmer-man. Rump for E. Crumpacker. Lundstrom misses Leo's gift shot "Crum" misses his charity, but Rump makes it good. Eberhardt gets clear for a basket. Both teams take misses. Tarrant goes in for Lundstrom. McPherson calls time. Kinzie's shot bounds off the edge as the half gun shoots. Score is 14 to 8.

McPherson has its first string back in, so has Bethany with the except-ion of Carmichael for Lundstrom. Crumpacker takes a miss. Nonken dipped a nice basket. Miller is fed on a fast play. Vanek fouls "Spider" but he misses both shots. Lundstrom for Eberhardt. He scores on the first play Miller stepped over for his unerring sideshot. Kinzie gets a gift from Tarrant. Vanek tries twice on Elmer’s personal but fails. Leo makes Tarrant's gift. Nonken's quick feed goes wrong. C. Eber-

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The Student Newspaper of Mc-

Pherson College, purposing to re-count accurately past activity—and to stimulate continually future


Entered as second class matter

November 20, 1917 at the postoffice at McPherson, Kansas, under the act

of March 3, 1897.

M. A. Hess

The University at California with an enrollment of 17,311 students has the largest enrollment of any uni-versity in the United States.


Panama, Feb. 28, 1928—(Special Cable) —The Lone Coo Coo failed to appear as scheduled. He was last sighted while flying low over Mexico City. Newspapermen and govern-

ment officials believe that Bobbie Earl and his famous Spirit of Am-monia, the NHS, are lost in the dense tropical jungles of Guatamala.

Florists in the city of Panama are being swamped with orders for dais-ies to place at the monument now being erected for the lost Coo Coo. Will he ever be found? The chances are he won't. A spirit of gloom is spread over all of America, every one is regretting the loss as the NH3 was an expensive plane.

Mary Ann—Have you heard the news? Bill is married!"

Betty Jean- "It serves him right, I never did like him."

The more considerate theatres are now offering prologues so their patrons may have their sleep before the show.

Heavy Baggage.

This is so unusual. I hear the players wear trunks when they play basketball. I would think that would be terribly awkward.

Webo Bowman—"Doctor, my eyes have been bothering me lately. When

get up in the morning they burn and stay that way all day. "

Dr. Robb—“Then you'd better lay off grape fruit."

Some guys are so crooked they’d steal the ring off of a hath tub.

The College bus ran on schedule the other day and seven people walked out from town. That new driver must be a nut.

We look such good care of our auto tag last year we think we'll use it another season.

Man in a new Ford racing past a Hudson—"How in 'ell do you get this thing out of low?"



Co-eds of today may be glad they are not subject to such disciplinary rules an were the students of Mount Holyoke in 1734. Some of the rules

"A student must not read The Atlantic Monthly, Shakespeare, Scott, Robinson Crusoe and other immoral works.

"She must not associate with gen-tlemen except returned missionaries or agents of benevolent societies

"She must be able to kindle a fire, wash potatoes, repeat the multiplication table and at least two-thirds of the shorter catechism.

''She shall devote an hour a day to miscellaneous reading. The Boston Record, Missionary Herald, Dodd-ridge's Rise and Progress are recom-mended for light reading."

in these days of "Snappy Stories", "True Confessions" and College .Humor," a co-ed, whose idea or heavy reading is a story in "The Saturday Evening Post" or "Liberty" and who thinks "The Atlantic Monthly is an ocean liner would have no quarrel with the first rule.

While most modern co-eds would not associate with returned missionaries or agents of benevolent socia-ties, even if they weren't gentlemen, anything else goes.

As for kindling a five, washing po-tatoes and repeating the multiplication table and catechism, what chance has a college girl of today, who can scarcely light a gas stove, or wash her own face, and whose limit of memory work is the words of the two latest song hits and the current slang


Chapel seating arrangements at Coe College have been changed for the second semester so that the men

and women will be seated together in-

stead of on different sides of the main aisle. This plan was employed last year, but at the opening last sem-ester the seating was changed back to the old quaker system.

A pledge to abstain from smoking, the use of intoxicating liquors, oblec-tionable language, destruction of property, and general boisterous conduct will be requested from all women living in dormitories at the Uni-versity of North Dakota.

At a meeting of the interfratern-ity council at Norman, Okla., a move taken up to prevent the raising of prices charged by the school orches-tras. It was agreed that they should pay an orchestra $80 for a three-hour dance.

Macalester College of St. Paul is to have a new variety of beauty com-petition: this contest is to be in the growth of mustaches. Length, lux-uriance of growth and silkiness of texture are to be considered in the judging. The winner of the conest, which is to run throughout the month of February, will be given a mustache cup while the lowest scorer will receive a bottle of hair tonic.

A De Pauw student who took a course in education last semester and made a good grade in it, signed up for the same course by mistake the second semester. After paying three dollars for a textbook just like the one he already owned, and attending a week of classes, he realized his mistake and paid two dollars to change the course.

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What has modernized our campus building that they have all become fireproof? At least, I conclude they have become so, for no longer is there a fire drill or a fire squad. As I remember it was when I was a fresh-man (four years ago) that the school was so old fashioned as to include a fire squad as a necessary precaution. In the last three years the whistle on the "Ad" building has never been looted except at class periods and at the curfew hour.

When asked what they would do in case of fire, students have only

a vague idea of the proper action to be taken in case of such an emer-gency. Of course we can't expect much more when very few know where to find the hose wagon or the incation of the hydrants. In the present condition the down town force could arrive on the scene be-fore any action could be had here on the hill, and they have a mile to come.

If the little building back of the library is just preserved as a relic of those pessimistic days when we believed in prepardness. I suggest

Shat an inscription he put on the door stating its former use. Maybe we don't need it and maybe I have just been dreaming of what we used to do, but it has caused me to won-der if we are not a little to opto-mistic.

"EP"—With Apologies to Kipling

If we print jokes, people say we are silly: if we don't, they say we are too serious.

If we clip things from other pa-pers, we are too lazy to write them out ourselves; if we don't we're stuck on our own stuff.

If we stick close to the job all day, we ought to be out hunting news; If we do go out and try to hustle, we ought to be on the job in the of-fice.

If we don't print contributions, we don't appreciate true genius; If we do print them, the paper is filled with junk.

If we make a change in the other fellow's writeup, we are too critical; if we don't we are asleep.

Now like a shot some guy will say that we stole this clipping from another paper. Well, we did.

Chapel Echoes

“The greatest douger" to an army is always after a great victory", said Dr. Schwalm in chapel Monday. He applied this saying to the student body just after the lectures of "Dad" Elliot and warned the students against letting mere resolution be-ing the sum total of that week's experiences. "Not everyone that makes a resolution shall enter into the kindom but he that doeth the works", was Dr. Schwalm’s interpretation of the Bible story of the man who build his house on sand.

In lieu of the fact that Wednesday was Washington's birthday., Prof. Bright based his chapel speech on the "Father of our Country" In crit-icizinf the various biographies of Washington, Prof. Bright said that Weem’s "Life of Washington", which inspired Lincoln, painted Washing-ton as dull, sanctimonious and too good to be true, while some of the modern authors went to the other extreme by stressing his faults. The speaker then gave several of Washington's true characteristics, such as, his remarkable strength of character, his well balanced character, and his universality. One striking thought presented was that Washington seemed to consider every act and to ask himself, "what would a real man do in this case?"

Friday's chapel was again a music-al one. Edwin Johnson played a violin solo for those who came to chapel on time. Rev. Richards gave an inspiring talk on developing the resourses and inspiration of inner life, a significant sentence being. "We may be so concerned with the setting of the stage of life that we lose sight of the importance of the actors".

Two numbers played by the newly-returned orchestra were enthusiasti-cally received by the students.

The last of the period was given over to the singing of college songs in "pep" aration for the game with the Micks.


Learn Thrift Early

Jew to his son before barber shop: 'Now remember, Arron, ask the man what he 'llows fer da hairs."

From Other Schools

The woman pays at a University of Missouri leap year social event. The procedure will be reversed at the next assembly dance. The girls are to invite the men. escort them to the dance, pay the $1 admittance fee and do all the tagging.


A plan for arousing more interest in the College games was presented in the mass meeting last Thursday morning. The plan was outlined by Dean R. E. Mohler

An intensive effort was to be made to secure a large crowd for the Swede game. Cars were to go to the surrounding towns to distribute hand bills. A ticket sale campaign was to be put on in the city of McPherson. This special effort la being made Id order to make the games pay.

Among The Books

A letter from a Corinthian church member to Paul at Rome is printed in the current number of the Atlant-

ic Monthly.

It was recently discovered in North Africa and is a free translation of

the original Greek. It concerns that letter written by Paul found in first


| Five books from the Kurts gift have been catalogued in the past week. They are “Seeing Life Whole" by H. C. King. "Lanterns in Gethsemane" by Willard Wattles, a Kanaas Uni-versity professor, "Origin of Paul’s Religion" by Maruen. "Colds—Cause,

Treatement, Prevention" by Cecil and

an elementary German Grammar.

The latest Biennial report of the

Kansas State Board of Agriculture, has been received.

Some pamphlet material sent to

the library includes "State Laws and Regulations Concerning Teachers' Certificates", the twenty-seventh year book of the National Society of the Study of Education, and pamphlets on prohibition.

"Gymnastics and Folk Dancing" by Mary Wood Himan and "Folk Dance Books'’ by Crampton are two books recently placed in the library for the Women’s physical training department.

Other late books and the department which they represent are: History—-"Frederick the Great" by W. F. Reddway.

Bible- "A Gentle Cynic, Being the Book of Ecclesiastes" and "Book of Job., both by Morris Jastrow, Jr., English—"A century of the Eng-lish Novel".


More than thirty students and faculty members of McPherson College were among the audience present at the concert given by Ignace Jean Paderewski Polish artis, in the Wichita Forum last Tuesday night. The programme was as follows:

Symphonic Eludes—Schumann. Sonata, C harp minor, Opus 27 No. 2—Beethoven.

Adagio sostenuto, Allegretto Presto agitato.

Barcarolle, Aufdem Wasser zu singen, Sofree du Vienne, Serenade, "Hark, Hark" Eriking, -Schu-


Ballade, G minor. Nocturne. F sharp major. Three Etudes. Nov. 4, 3 and 5, Opus 10. Mazurks, A minor, Opus 17, Grande Vaise Brilliante. E flat, Opus 18—Chopin

Melodie, M major. No. 3, Opus 8—Paderewski.

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.—Litzt. It was an unusually long program and the artist was generous with en-cores. Such a preformance, taxing both the memory and physical power would have been a remarkable feat for any pianist, not to mention a man sixty-eight years old.

Paderewski played a great deal of Schubert and Chopin, stressing the former no doubt because this year is the centennial of his death. Chopin is always a favorite of the artist, per-haps due to the fact that Chopin and Paderewski are of the same nation-


The concert was valuable to music students in that it consisted in great part of numbers commonly played by students themselves.

Several characteristics of the great artist as criticized by Miss Brown of the College Music Depart-ment are; extreme brilliance of tech nique, wonderful singing tone, un usual poetic interpretation and the ability to bring out every bit of beauty in a composition

Associated Press--To "Spectator"

McCurre, Latitude 372-2 north 4:00 P. M. 1-18-28

Dear Shepherds:

There are two notable flights being made according to the news-papers in these regions. (1) The

Flight of Good-Will by Charles Lindbergh. (2) The Flight of Desperation by McPherson Scape-Goat. The former is accompanied by the "Spirit of St. Louis", the latter by a "Hard-shelled Dodge" which constitutes the "We" in both caes. Both aces are noted for their stunt driving, broad ments. Both having been sent on mis-sions of "Good Will". The former however is greeted by his thousands and the latter by his dozens. The former having honor and dignity con-fered on him with many metals. The latter having the signs of many, hu-mility of a solicitor, conferred on him and a few metals. The final result of each man will never be fully revesled until Judgement-day, but each deserves the respect and blessings of the interested and loyal American citizens.

According to the paper, the “We” first mentioned narrowly escaped a tragedy by the skillful maneuvering of the pilot, who averted the acci-dent. The same can be said of the second "We", which was saved by the great skill of the pilot, who averted the accident when he was able to keep the engine out of the ditch even though the rear end was suspended below the level of the road. Such things seem inevitable under local conditions, but only the de-sired ends may be attained.

But the greatest accomplishment of the latter "We" mentioned above is their ability to keep form the public police, and accomplish their end with-not being bothered with reporters, photographers, banquets etc., etc., which is indeed an accomplishment worthy of note. The second "We" has hibernated for two days not because of cold but because of lack of cold to freeze the mixture of water and common dirt. The beautiful floating clouds above are contributing much, at the present writing to the discomfort of rapid of the above mentioned "We".

Since the latter is also successful in keeping out of public notice maybe a few lines would be beneficial to you, informing you of our location. "We" have found an abundance of "good will", a "plenty" of criticism and a few silver coins, greenbacks, and a yellow-bark of higher denom-ination.

May you keep the "Home-fires" burning and os our return "We" hope to lay a lew laurels at your feet.

Yours for all that is coming to you, (M. C. Skapegate) Mc Scape-Goat.

Friday at 6:45 Debate with Ster-ling




The free, wild and simple life of the Texas cowboy was shared re-cently by each member of the Mc-Pherson nomad party journeying with Prof. H. H. Nininger's Natural History Trek.

As entire day was spent getting to the other end of a stony and deep cut wagon trail that carried us over steep hill roads and down long river washed to the Bar-seven-bar ranch, five miles from the Rio Grande Here we found a squatty shack with three high railfence corrals built around it. Cowboy means knew of our coming and immediately showed us to the spring and designated a level space large enough for our tents. Here we staked canvas for a week's stay, bidden away in the Texas hills, fifty miles from the near-est town.

The dingy ranch hovel of a mea-gre ten by twenty-four feet., was made of twelve inch boards set up-right against a cedar post frame Each timber lacked several inches of

jibing, on the sides IT not on the ends. More boars were laid uneven-ly across the top and covered with gravel. This rustic roof sagged badly in the middle and made a shelter that was far from being rain proof. There were three hingeless doors that one had to lift and set down again upon making entrance or exit. Coffee dregs and other refuse were thrown out the lone window. There was not a chair in the house. A crude fire place, a stove that broke and toppled from its rest while we were there, a table, several shelves, a cot and two broken bed steads wired together accounted for, every furnishing, except the guns, spurs and leather chaps that were thrown in the corners. Gaudy, dashing Physical Culture magazine covers and a hand sketched negligee-clad girl adorned the walls while crimson strips of jerked venison hung on a line near the ceiling. There was a single partition in this ten by twenty four foot shack and here lived five men, Cowboy Means and his four Mexi-can helpers.

The group of us straddled the top rail of ten foot corral fence each morning while the Mexicans lassoed unridden ponies, saddled them and rode—if possible. Those were mini-ature rodeos for us and it was evident from the buoyant Whoopees" and sombrero tossing that broncho-busting was the one external recrea-tion for the men of the great pony and cattle ranges.

Next morning one of the Mexicans rode in with a young buck just brought down in the mesquite thick-ets up the arroyo. This beautiful animal was skinned, carved and a portion placed in the huge black kettle that was suspended on long iron pipes over an open fire. That evening we were invited to the venison soup that had been prepared by the Mexicans and Mon Dieu!—such a seasoning, for—

“The red pepper grows on the banks of the brook.

The Mexicans use it in all that they cook:

Just dine with a greaser and then you will shout.—

I have hell on the inside as well as the out."

On other days the eleven of us separated in groups and scouted the creek bads for miles around, attempting to locate more of the white strata from which Nininger removed some fossil footprints during the holiday season of the 1926-1927. Only a few

bird tracks were taken from the hard rock but the McPherson students classified and collected a dozen dif-ferent kinds of catil here: On sev-eral occasions we accompanied the cowboy and Mexicans to their fox and coyote sets and while on the ranch, we saw two handsome wist-ful-eyed gray foxes trapped and shot. Many of us middle westerners made long horseback rides over the

succulent desert hills, thoroughly

enjoying this novel life since none of us were thrown from a pony to land in a bed of spiny cactus. On cold evenings we would seek the comfort of the crude stone fire place

in the old shack to listen to the Mexican lads playing the harmonica or singing "Yo no quiero Melenita" and "Questromilnas" with squeaky, fal-setto voices.

At other times we would sir around the blazing outdoor camp-fire listening to the boastful stories which Cowboy Means was all too willing to tell. 'Twas interesting to hear the typical though well nigh impossible tales, especially since they were related in an uncultures lingo with a decided smack of rough col-loqulism. Among many others were the usual "you all“ "rawfle" for rifle, "hoo-rawing" for razing, " boorow” for burro, and Means wasn't enough of a humorist to know that he should not laugh at his own jokes. Such was our week in the, wilds of western Texan, fifty miles from anywhere.—hunting the tracks of million year old animals and birds, riding ponies, trapping foxes, watch-ing the lariat and broncho-busting from the top most wooden rail, eat-ing red hot venison or making candy, listening to the strange singing and story telling or vieing with the cow-boy in acrobatic prowess after Means had boasted that no plain clothed, wristwatch easterner could out-do him. Anyways, we had an enjoyable fling at this type of untamed western living down in Texas where the Lord began his creation '—By putting thorns all over the trees.

And mixing up the sand with mil lions of fleas:

He scattered trantulas along the roads.

Put thorns on cactus, and horns on the toads.

He lengthened the horns of the Texas steers.

And put an addition to the rabbits ears:

He put a little devil in the broncho steed.

And poisoned the feet of the centi-pede.

The rattlesnake bites you, the scor-pion stings.

The mosquito delight you with his

buzzing wings:

The sand-burs prevail, and so do the


And those who sit down need half-soles on their pants“

Their are a lot of things in the Spectator that you should put in your scrap book and then their are other things that should be scrapped before they get into the Spectator.

The pep meeting in chapel last Thursday and the statements there made relative to the slump that college sports are now in has caused considerable stir among the students and townsfolks. I was listening to some discussion the subject from several business men in town. On learning of the deficit in our sport funds one of them remarked, "You've got to have a winning team," and then they got to talking about various means of getting that winning team.

From their conversation I learned several facts—that business men of this town often do and are willing to create jobs for good players who must have a job in order to come to school, that they seem more vitally interested in having a win-ning combination than the college folks, that McPherson is limited by scarcity of work for these fellows, that they do not approve of "hired” athletes but when they say they'll provide work, they want some value received, that this system of get


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hesitating shot. The Micks make a counter basket. Miller gets a tech nical on Greve. Haight grabs Kin-zie around the jaw. He hits his

throw. Cooney fouls Nonken—-miss. Grave takes in the ball to score. Say-lor and Rock relieve Elmer and Kin-zie. Ryan goes out on personals. Miller gets a point on the throw. Eis-

enbise for Nonken. Esser having taken Ryan's place, Barngrover for Rump. Barny feeds Miller for basket. Cooney spills Miller but the shots go wild. Esser gets a point off Miller. Cooney went out on personals just as the game ended.

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hardt. Miller works a fast set-up game, goes in for Carmichael, Kinzie backs Lundstrom who makes the throw. The guarding stiffens to prevent a try. Tarrant blocks Kinzie, one point. Lundstrom gets clear for

a good aim. Vanek goes out on per-sonals, replaced by K. Monson. Miller scores on both thrown. Nonken tears through for a score. Nonken and Eberhardt miss a chance each. Carmichael goes back in for C, Eber-hardt. Miller works a fast set-up. Tarrant goes off when he fouls Non-ken. C. Eberhardt in again. He puts the ball through on the first play. The Swede shots are long and wild in an attempt to score. Nonken dribles through to feed Elmer for a basket. Crumpacker takes a long failure. Kinzie fouls Carmichael. The J. goes in for C. Eberhardt. Beth-any keeps the ball and shoots, and shoots—just can't seem to hit. Finally it goes over the back board twice. Crum is fouled and then fouls a Swede but the throws are wide. Lindahl for Lundstrom. Rump Barngrover and Saylor let Nonken, E. Crumpacker and Kinzie go to the bench. Eberhardt slips the ball in. Eklund for Carmichael. Rock for Miller, Rump going to center. Mc-Pherson gets the bull and keeps in possession till the gun.

The box Score Bethany (17)




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Referee: Bill





The Amazons leading in the girls intramural basketball tournament, having won threw games and lost none.

The Caninettes and the Leaping Lizzards are tied, each winning and losing one game. The Kollege Kom-ets and the Lindies have both failed to get the big end of a score yet.

All will likely be run off this week. The teams that have not as yet appeared in print are:

Kollege Komets    Lindies

Floy Brown. Cap-    Melvin Graham,

tain.    Captain.

Eunice Longs-    Ruth Bish.

dorff.    Iva Crumpacker,

Ruth Anderson,    Inez Hobbesief-

Elizabeth Hess    ken.

Mildred Wine.    Irene Steinberg,

Clara Burgin.    Elma Oaks.

Lillian Horning.    Esther Keim,

Jonnie Yiengst,    Rena Loshbough

Evelyn Kimmel    Helen McGill.

Olivo Weaver.

Leaping Lizzards.

Dorothy Sargent,


Helen Kline.

Thelma Seitz.

Goldia Goodman.

Adeline Taylor.

Violet Brunk.

Edna Hoover.

Katherine Burgin.

Arlene Church.



Tiling Into the Convention Hall for a whole solid hour before the Bank-er-Hillyard game Tuesday night, 1700 paid admissions witnessed a variety of basketball that should satisfy the hearts of most any cage fan.

Despite the complete rout of the first ten minutes of play, the Bank-ers came back to form and gave us all a moral victory by their demon-stration against what anyone could least term "real" basketball. Before the game the Hilliard manager offered to bet that the Chemicals would trim the Bankers by fifteen points at least. Well they fell one point, short and were even out played in the last half. Well, No. 2, we have some-thing to put up against any team to the country.

Jerry Spohn, center on the Hill-yards, came to the limelight under the coaching of Dutch Lonberg who, if recollections are right, was a former M. C. couch. Lonberg is continuing in the service of making great cage men at Northwestern University whose team is one of the leading contenders for Big Ten honors. I noted in one of the papers Wednesday where Sol Metzger was Illustrating one of Dutch's plays as one of the best plays in basketball. Good for Dutch !

Who'd a thunk it! Bethel played Sterling Tuesday night and just barely pulled ahead in the last minute of play to win 19 to 17. The Newton lads led 16 to 6 at the half but the Barrelmakers came back with a big surprise and held Buller for a lone field goal and a free throw for the whole Bethel tally during the last period. Yes, and we have Sterling to play yet! Yes, who'd a thunk it?

Also on Tuesday night, Baker pounced on Kansas Wesleyan at Baldwin where the Wildcats scratched the Coyotes for a 31-24 fur-flyer. 'Slim' Young was on again for twelve of the Baker points.    

Bethany dropped from the title race at Baldwin Thursday when the Baker Wildcats trimmed them 25 to 20. Steuber was the main scorer.

St. Mary’s entiles here Friday after a game with Kansas Wesleyan the night before wherein they were outplayed despite a last half rally. F. Jilka led the Methodists with fourteen points. The score was 28-21.

Talk about comebacks! When K. S. A. C. played Rockhurst of the Missouri College Union and the state conference leaders, the score at the half was 13 to 4 and with ten minutes to play—24 to 6! Then the Blue Diamonds staged it whirl wind fighting comeback to score ninteen points and win the game by a one-point margin, 25-24. Maybe that wouldn't be exciting!


ting players to come here who get

a job and then quit school after the season, is disgusting, and that they're heart and soul in this movement to stake a rejuvenation.

When you come right down to facts, the town la mighty ready to assist in putting football and basketball back on top. They are merely waiting for the college to take the Initiative so that they can fail in plans. I think it would be a mighty fine idea to line up a little organisation to secure a system of pledge arrangements so as to provide jobs for prospects this coming year. It can be done and the time to do it is right now when the student and peo-ple are the necessity of concerted action.


There is real talent in that aggregation of Salina All-Stars who will battle the Bankers here Wednesday evening at Convention Hall. There is Hinshaw, former all-Kansas forward of the C. of E. team: Bolen and Mc-Lean, former K. U. players; Taylor, Kansas Wesleyan guard: Sandberg. K. W. business college center; Poort, well known Salina star performer, and others. This same lineup defeated the Bankers a few weeks ago at Salina 29 to 27, in a big up-set. Y. M C. A. teams from Salina and Mc-will stage a preliminary.

Theological students at McGill University must have official univer-ally consent to marry.

Eighty-six men students are enrolled in home economics at Oklahoma A. and M.