McPherson college.


McPherson, Kansas




The day opened in all its glory, about the time Halstead was reneii-ed, and revealed the exact descrip-tion of the day ordered a few hours before. The starter for the "follow-ers of tradition" was in the form of eggs, buns, pickles, cinnamon rolls, coffee, and apples. Then came boating, ball-playing, and other care-free events which lasted until the odor of steak, buns, pickles, bananas, orances, and cake recalled them to the fire side.

The afternoon continued pleasant to groups here and there, some play-ing games, some boating, and some lying lazily in the shade chatting of

the pleasant days at their Alma Mater. The final meat, however, soon called them together again. ami each had his capacity of wei-ners, ice cream, cake, and coffee, be-fore the big truck pulled out for

m. C.

The senior sneak day, a glorious day, represented that something to a group of happy students which re-mains fixed throughout a lifetime. It was their last sneak day together.


Tuesday evening the girls' debate team clashed with the Kansas Wes-leyan team and divided the honors, the home team being defeated in both schools.

Miss Edith McGaffey was chairman of the home debate. The debate was opened by Miss Nina Stull as first affirmative speaker. The first negative speaker was Miss Smith Miss Floy Brown supported her col-league in the affirmative and Miss Morganson the negative.

In giving the decision, Prof. Paul Erb of Hesston stated that the de-cision would be a close one. In com-menting he said, "Miss Stull had a dear introduction, good arguments, and used very clever arguments.’' He considered her a strnng debater. In criticizing Miss Brown he said that she clashed well and her argu-(Continued on Page Three)



Ihde And Frantz Here—Spohn And Hayes At Bethel Shatter Opponents

Good Sized Audience See Hessites At Their Best In Championship

Debate Friday

Prof. Maurice A. Hess has been on the McPherson College faculty for nine years and has been debate coach for eight years. In these eight years Coach Hess has turned out

5 winning teams taking 1 second and four first State Honors. He has the unusual record of turning out a state championship team for the last three consecutive years, the last two years winning without a single defeat.

"Naturalness is my whole theory of oratory and debate." says Coach Hess. He further stated, "Of course

all crudeness must be ironed out and

this must be done without hamper-ing the naturalness of the individual. I attribute the success of the Mc-Pherson teams to their willingness to work. Hard work will do wonders”

The secret of the success of the debate teams lies not only in the willingness of the team but also to the willingness of the coach to put in many long hours of hard work. We like Coach Hess' tribute to the team

but we wish also to extend that tribute to him.


Wedneday-- Bresco Debate Friday McPherson County C. E Institute.

Monday—7:30 Graduation Re-


That the winning habit is firmly established in McPherson College was further shown last Friday night when the Varsity debaters won the championship of the Kansas Inter-collegiate Debating League from Bethel College of Newton, winners of the southern division.

Keith Hayes and Philip Spohn turned in a two to one victory over Paul Voth and Gerald Pearson, the Bethel negative at Newton. Both McPherson boys presented clear constructive cases and adequately, refuted the cases of their ener-getic opponents. The Introductory refutation of Spohn showed the most brilliant debating of the even-ing.

Ralph Frantz and Ira Ihde met Bethel's affirmative, Menno Rich-ert and Willis Rich, at McPherson. This debate was more closely con-tested than the one at Newton. It was generally agreed that at the constructive speeches, the debate could easily have gone either way; but the crushing rebuttal of Frantz and the effective sum-mary of Ihde were the deciding fac-tors. The unanimous decision of the

1'judges for the Bulldogs indicates

their superiority over their oppon-ents.

Prof. J. A Blair served as chair-

man of the debate here, and the judges were Supt. O. O. Smith, of the Dickinson County High School at Chapman; Prof. C. W. Matthews, of the English Department at K. S. A. C. and Mr. W. A. Sterba of New-ton. The Judges at Bethel were Supt. J. B. Heffelfinger, of Newton High School: Prof B. W. Maxwell, of the History Department of Washburn College; and Prof. C. L. Miller, of the History Department of College of Emporia.

Tim ability of Prof. Maurice A.

Hess and his so-called “green team" has been adequately proved. With the exception of Ihde, a senior, all of the debaters expect to be in school next year. With prospects of several promising candidates.

from the incoming freshman class and the second team, the future out-look is bright indeed. This is the third successive state championship for McPherson. Let us make it a fourth one next year!

The boys are serious minded, per-sistent readers, clear thinkers, tire-less drillers. They are not temper-mental. I never had a more agree-able team to coach. They are truly loyal Bulldogs of the highest type Maurice A. Hess.


Morning Finds Thirty-Five Dignitaries Absent When Roll Is Taken


Day Is Spent In Boating, Playing

Baseball And Good Old Friendly Chats

Again tradition spoke and 5:30 summoned thirty-five senior from beds of slumber, last Wednesday morning.

With care and precision, and that delicately trained threat which only a senior has, the dignified deserters stole away for a day from all cares and worries of the "college camp ground."

Hastening through the approaching dawn to the College Farm where a big three-ton truck purred quietly on the cool of the morning air, the party scrambled aboard and drove rapidly to the Puritan Cafe where the town students awaited. Now the journey began. The as-sembled brains of McPherson College moved toward Halstead. But

little did they realize what the day had in store for them. Little did they realize that Ray Trostle would eat seven egg sandwiches for breakfast; little did they dream that “Cheesy" Voran would fall over a wire and tear his trousers; nor would it have been in even one sen-ior keen imagination that Arlene

would climax the days events by falling into the nearby dry stream. But such were the words written in the book of the senior fate.


Last night at Lindsborg McPherson placed one first, one second and one third in the music contest held there.

Miss Olive Weaver won first and Miss Euna Morine second in piano. Three states Colorado. Kansas and

Missouri were represented with 29 contestants. The prizes offered were $100 scholarship to Bethany, first prize and $50 scholarship for second, Mr. Edwin Johnson won third place in the violin contest. In this contest Colorado, Kansas and Mis-souri were; represented with 7 con-testants.



Three Consecutive Years Have

Brought State Debating Honors To McPherson College

When the debate season of '26 and '27 closed last spring, McPherson College gloried in the fact that had a state championship team; but she also feared for the future, for with the coming of commencement she lost her entire varsity debate team.

At the opening of school last fall

Coach Hess was on hand looking for promising material which might fill

the vacant places. It is now evi-

dent that the men on his new team were a good find.

The debate season was opened February 20 and in all respects fol- lowed mcpherson forensic reputa-tion. Both Bulldog teams defeated their Wesleyan opponents.  On March 2, McPherson's varsity men met and conquered Sterling's debators. This victory was follow-ed ten days later by a triumph over

Bethany's quartet of debaters.

Thus M. C. won the northern division in debate and waited in eager anticipation for the state champion-ship clash with Bethel which took place last Friday evening and which reunited in another double victory.

The question which has been de-bated this season is "Resolved that the United States should cease to protect capital invested in foreign lands by armed force except after formal declaration of war." The affirmative side of the question was upheld by Keith Hayes and Philip Spohn, and the negative speakers were Ralph Frantz and Ira Idhe.

Hayes is especially outstanding for his reasoning ability which he showed in every debate. Spohn display-ed all of the fiery enthusiasm and energetic earnestness which one ex-pects a red-headed individual to possess. The main strength of Frantz and Idhe lay in their power of effective rebutting. Frantz is the only freshman on the team, and Idhe graduates this year. Hayes and Spohn are sophomore and junior, respec-tively. Each debater delivered his speeches, both constructive and re-buttal in a clear, easily-followed form, and McPherson College is justified in feeling proud of these men who displayed unusual forensic abilities in winning the state championship.

Professor Hess cannot be too high-ly respectedl for his great ability as a debate coach. These debaters have realized an almost unheard-of ac-complishment. They should be awarded college letters.


Ernest D. Vaniman, A, B '11. re-turned missionary from China, is now teaching in the Pasadena, California

High School.


Ira, the only senior on the team,

showed great improvement over his work of two years ago on the un-defeated 2nd team. Tireless work and persistent drill brought out his

finer qualities in a debater. He is a fine example of what can be ac

-complished by a young with a reasonable amount of forensic

ability and an unconquerable deter-

mination to succeed as a debater. Team work is his specialty. He will

be missed next season.


Keith is a sophomore from Little River High School. To him debate is a serious matter. A more system-atic and persistent worker would be hard to find. He outlines his case clearly and experiences his ideas force-fully. Loyalty to facts, sincerity of purpose, and aggressiveness make

him an excellent lead-off man; for he sets a pace and standard of de-bating which opponents find dif-ficult to equal. He is habitually on time for his debate drills.


Philip first practiced the art of debate in McPherson Academy on an undefeated team. Timidity or modesty prevented him from dis-playing his forensic ware in college before this year. In spite of vocal difficulties early in the season, he developed rapidly in delivery. By nature he is a clear thinker, and re— buttal is his strongest line. He hits the argument of his opponents with the same force which he hits the opponents' line in football.


Ralph hales from Colorado, where he attained an enviable for-ensic reputation. Although only a freshman, his work during the de-bate season fully justified his se-lection for the team. His pleasant and forceful delivery, and clear pre-scutation of facts will the decicions of judges. Some students debate from a sense of duty and school loyalty, but Ralph enters a contest from unrestrained love of argu-ment. He is willing to learn, and experience will mellow and mature his efforts.

The debaters have won a great victory. It is a deserved honor. To master a subject so completely, to express oneself so clearly, to battle so effectively this is indeed an edu-cation. I congratulate them and Coach Hess. They have reflected honor on the college, on themselves and on their tireless coach.


A team that is a place of well-tempered metal sharpened to a keen cutting edge by our militant peace-maker and our state pace-maker. Hess.


K. Hayes, P. Spohn, R Frantz, and I. Ihde are seasoned veterans now. They have made the difficult seem easy. Don't overlook Coach Hess in this brilliant success.


An Appreciation

The Varsity debaters and Coach wish to express to the students, the faculty, and the townspeople, their kind appreciation of the kindly in-terest and support given during the past debate season. This as of much assistance in making possible a successful season.

Keith Hayes

Philip Spohn

Ralph Frantz

Ira Ihde.

Maurice A. Hess, Coach.

Just about the smoothest working team we have ever had. The hoys made up far their inexperience by hard work.




Past Eight Years Show But One Disastrous Year For Arguers

1921 -Tied for first place in divi-sion, losing to Sterling on percent-age

1922 -- Won division defeated Fairmount for State Championship, 5-1.

1923 -- Won division, lost State Championship to Fairmount, 4-2.

1924—Lost division to Bethany, who won State Championship.

1925 Disaster: !! Won only one


1926--    Won    division.    defeated

Bethel for State Championship 6-0.

1927    Won    division.    defeated

Southwestern for State Champion-ship, 4-2

19 28    Won    division.    defeated

Bethel for State Championship .5-1

Varsity teams of 1927 and 1928 won every debate.

j Bulldogmas    

If there is any justice in the next world, we know of a number of pro-fessors who will be spending all their time taking examinations.

The first Alumni classpaper to be received at the library was “Memories of ‘23". Orville D. Pote editor.

The Spectator

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.

Subscription Rate — $1.50 per year.

Address all correspondence to THE SPECTATOR McPherson, Kansas


Editor-in-chief    Lloyd Jamison

Assistant Editor    Laverne Martin

Campus Editor    Doris     Ballard

Exchange Editor Harriet Hopkins Sport Editor Lawrence Mann Feature Editor Robert E. Puckett Copy Editors .. . Ruth Anderson \    Mabel Beyer


Ruth Anderson Warren Sisler. Harold Fasnacht. Oliver Ikenberry. Allen Morine. Lloyd Diggs,


Business Mgr. Howard Keim Jr

Asst. Bus. .Mgr.    Charles Bish

Circulation Mgr. Oliver Ikenberry

Faculty Adviser    M. A. Hess


Man has continually built for him-self environments in which to adapt himself. Many of his pursuits have been the light house of civilizations others have perished beneath the test of time. His organizations are

a result of a principle. They are to direct the pursuit of OTHERS, to guide the searching eye and hand of open minds, and to fulfill the needs created by man himself.

On our campus are organizations and pursuits some of which are con-tinually falling, while others go on and leave an everlasting mark in the highest life of the College Activi-ties. As students of a Christian Col-lege, one of our first acquisitions should be that of a sense of value, to know which things go first. There are a hundred things we can do be-fore we strike the keynotes, but it is the final note that completes the chord. We cannot go on without trying to find out which of our or-ganizations are the ones to line up with, and when we have found this organization, we cannot fall to help it, to lift it up to a place where every student can receive help from it.

Every, Tuesday morning are meet-ing that are leaving their imprint in the minds of young men and Women, why? Because they are giving just a type of entertainment and teaching that no other pursuit is giving, and because there are a few, not enough, on this campus that are infinitely interested in the success of these meetings. What we want is to have the student body a hundred percent interested. These organizations are the Y. W. and Y. M. They cannot be thrown aside without a thought! Why cannot every man and woman be the cause of winning someone else to the Christian Cause on our own campus. Give it a thought, then bring your reaction! Bring your troubles to the Cabinets!

—H. F.

Pittsburgh, Kan . March 26—The senior class cap and grown committee of the Kansas State Teachers college here, recently ordered bachelor caps and gowns to be need for all com-memcement exercises in the future. The caps and gowns are to become the property or the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. They will be rented for use at all future commencement exer-cises, the revenue going to these or-ganizations.


The following is a list of the high ranking students as indicated by the mid-semester grades.

Beyer, Mabel Brigham, Arian Budge, Thelma Brumbaugh, Clark Fields, Lila Hoffman, Ruth Hoover, Ruth Johnson, Daniel Kingsley, Ida McClellan, Bernice Metzger, Emery

Meyer, Ethel Moyers, Myrtle Mohler, Melda Murray, Edith Newton, Jewel Nininger, Roy Perry, Fred Richards, Evelyn Rhodes, Lela Swain, Dorothy .Swenson, Mildred Sisler, Warren Trostle, Ruth Trostle, Raymond Wagoner, Marguerite 9 seniors; 5 juniors: 10 soph-mores, adn 2 freshmen-19 firls, 7 boys.    

Chapel Echoes

Dr. D. M. Elliot, Y. M. C. A, Sec. . of China gave an address in chap-el Monday. His subject was “China and Her Problems," and he present-ed it in a clear, forceful manner and with no emphasis on China’s need of friendly workers. According to Dr. Elliot "the best way to know a country is to know its problems" and he gave the four vital problems of China: her great lack of unify, the problem of education, the problem of transportation, and the matter of her war lords.

China is solving her native prob-lems as swiftly as possible but there are obstacles to her progress because of foreign interference, Dr. Elliot urged students to inform themselves of China's three foreign problems: Extra territoriality, collection of tar-iff duties, and the international set-tlements of China.

Dr. Elliot ended by declaring that China was an excellent place in which one might profitably invest his life.

"A Sane Appreciation of Values." was the title of Prof. Mohler's short talk in chapel Wednesday. He illus-trated the distorted appreciation of values that the newspapers often have by several examples, and fin-ished with the key sentence. "If one wishes to get the right appraisal of human values, he has to go just a little deeper than the headlines of a daily newspaper.”

Following Prof. Mohler's speech, Miss Euna Morine played two solo numbers on the piano, "To the Sea," by Mr. Dowell and "The Wedding Day At Trollhaugen." by Greig.

The program in chapel on Friday consisted of several unique numbers. Rev. Richard read the scripture les-son from Psalm 8. after which Edwin Johnson played a violin solo. "The First Movement of Mendels-sohn. D Minor Concerto," was much appreciated by the students as was shown by the applause it received. Miss Heckethorn gave a small speech in behalf of lost or unreturned books

reciting a clever little poem of her own composition.

Dr. Schwalm's remark concerning Miss Heckthorn's speech was, "Most of us are not good stenographers but we are all good book keepers."

A humorous speech announcing the Bethel-McPherson debate was given by Prof. Hess. He considered it such

an important event that he offered to pay the admittance fee for any who were too poor to afford it.

The next song on our program will be, "Among My Souvenirs," dedi-cated to our late red flannels.

Miss Byerly reports the sewing class is improving, there hasn't been a slip made this year.

No, Chester, April fools day was-n't the Columnist's birthday.

Spider Miller- May I see Miss Brown.

Mr, Doll: Sorry but she is engaged.

Spider Miller' Oh, that‘s all right I didn't intend to propose.

Truffle Cup, ( fiercely):—Did you see me hold up my hand?

Nellie McG. (meekly) Yes.

Traffic Cop: Didn't you know that when I hold, up my hand it means stop.

Nellie McG.-- No, sir. I am just a school teacher and when you raised your hand like that I thought you wished to be excused for a few min-


By The Way

Miss Irene Thacker spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Pratt.

Virden Kolzow, '27, and Henry Hahn '28, were campus visitors last


Miss Nina Stull went to her home at Arlington Saturday. She return-ed Monday evening.

Dr. V. F. Schwalm is in attend-ance at the general board meeting of the Brethren church at Elgin, Illinois this week.

Miller Metsker of Quinter, a form-er student, visited with friends on the hill last Monday,

Misses Floy and Roberta Brown were at their home in Hutchinson last

week end.

Rush Holloway, captain of last year's cage quintet, visited friends in McPherson the latter part of last week. Holloway is now teaching in Oklahoma.

Miss Thelma Budge spent the

week end in Hutchinson.

Miss Mildred Ihde of Hope at-tended the Bethel-McPherson debate

here last Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Berkebile and son of St. Johns visited with their son Francis, Sunday.

Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Hershey, ac-

companied by Mrs. L. Utrecht and the Misses Lois Dell and Evelyn Richards were shopping in Hutchinson Saturday.

Miss Anna Maye Strickler was a week end guest of Miss Mary Jo Romine of Wichita.

Miss Elsie Crisman of St. Johns visited friends on the hill Sunday. Miss Adeline Taylor spent the week end with Miss Isabel Eskeld-son at the latter's home in Ramona, Keith Hayes was at his home near Little River Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Lena Beaver went to her home at St. Johns, Friday. She returned Sunday.

Moffat Eakes, ’27. visited friends

on the hill Saturday and Sunday. Misses Edna and Ruth Hoover

were Sunday guests of Miss Jessie Daron.

"Fireside Stories" is the title of a new library book for principles of interpretation class. It is written by Margaret W. Eggleston. Instructor In Story Telling in the School of Religious Education and Social Service of Boston University.


Another victory was added to Mc-Pherson's already considerable list

when the Women's negative debate team defeated the Bethany Women's

affirmative team, March 23 in the


Miss Ferne Galle and Miss Ruth Anderson upheld the negative for McPherson and Miss Marie French and Miss Opal Miller were the Bethany speakers.

The question was "Resolved, that the United States should cease to protect capital invested in foreign lands by armed force except after formal declaration of war."

Principal Willard N. Van Slyck of the Salina High School was the judge, in his speech of criticism Mr.. Van Slyck said that be considered the stage presence of the negative team the better of the two and al-though the teams were almost even-ly divided as to clarity and consist-ency of argument, the negative was slightly in the lead. Altogether the debate was a close one and caused the audience much speculation as to the final outcome.

Y. M. C. A.

The Y. M. C. A. consisted of mush given by two deputation tennis.

The first team: Harriet Hopkins, Iva Crumpacker, Olive Weaver, Har-old Crist, Ralph Landes, and Harold Fasnacht, presented solos, duets, and a quartet.

The second team: Mary Prather, Mildred Wine, Ross Curtis and Walter Fillmore, favored the members with a quartet.


The convention of Philippi to Household Democracy is one of the accomplishments that George Merkey accredits himself with in his letter to the "Ladder", the paper of the class of ‘27. This publication, edited by Paul Dick, contains letters from various members of the class. It was received at the library last




Several students of the McPherson College fine Arts department were presented in a recital last Monday night in the college chapel. The program was as follows:

To the sea, MacDowell; Sung. Mac-Dowell; Polonaise, MacDowell by Miss Mildred Beard.

Humoreske, Dvorke, by Mr. Eu-gene Crable.

Rondo Capriccciocio, Mendelssohn, by Miss Arlene Saylor

Madam X. by Miss Helen Hudson. Mighty Lak' A Rose, E. Nevin; Elegie, Massenet , By Mr Leslie Fin-kle.

Ballade D. Minor. Brahms: Witch-es Dance. MacDowell, by Miss Olive Weaver.

Who's Afraid? by Miss Chester Carter

Concerto in E. Minor, Mendels-sohn: Allegro Appassionato, by Mr. Edwin Johnson

Le Regatta Venitiana. Liszt; Pa-ionaise A Major. Chopin. by Miss Clara Davis


Baseball game Thursday





Group Of Hikers Leave For Anderson's Grove Early Sunday Morning

Breakfast Is Served After Which Leads In Discussion On Sunday School

That it is not impossible for stu-dents to arise at an early hour (even on Sunday) was proved when last Sunday morning the Freshman Sophomore Sunday Srbool class hiked to Anderson's grove where a few hours were spent in breakfast-ing, re-creation, and discussing the lesson. The event was sponsored by the men's class of whom Prof. Bright is the teacher, and Mrs. Bright and her class of girls were the guests.

At six o'clock the group gathered in front of the Administration build-ing and hiked the two and one half miles to Anderson's grove north of town.

Baseball and several other games were played. Breakfast consisting of bacon and egg sandwiches pickles, coffee and apples was prepared and served after which more games were played.

The class was then called together and several hymns were sung. An interesting discussion of the various  phases of the Sunday School lesson followed and the service was closed by singing another hymn.

In the spring a housewife's fancy Surely turns to thoughts of cleaning All forgotten nooks and crannies That for months have been receiving Dust and dirt and bits of rubbish. Things not needed at the time.

But for future disposition Shoved aside and out of mind Books and papers, cast-off clothing, All are brought into the air,

Sorted out, again refolded.

Or disposed with greater care Among the trash a treasure rare,

Oft she finds some things surprising: Or forgotten books she borrowed, Did she really put them there?

Now my plea is; Oh ye students, Do not wait till packing time.

But go through you shelves and dressers.

Trunks and closets, Now's the time. Though you know you do not have them.

Look for books that are are not thine.

Take them quickly to their owners. They may need them. I do mine.

Miss Heckethorn's chapel an-nouncement should serve as an ample reminder that borrowed books. may be needed, and the response should be their early return ment was very clear

Miss Fern Galle and Miss Ruth Anderson the negative

team that won the argument at Salina. These two form a convincing

and forceful team. They have won all of their arguments so far this year.

I commend Ihde, Frantz,Hayes, and Spohn for hard work, drill, clear-out argument, rebuttal strength, splended teamwork, and loyal response to the efficient coach-

ing of Professor Hess.


some of the events as heretofore.

The Swedes come to McPherson April 23 for a dual meet here and as always opposition is strong be-tween these teams. The Canines travel to Sterling on the 27th for a dual meet with the Barrelmakers.

The May part of the schedule opens with the pentangular meet at Newton on May 4th where all the nearby colleges will stage a heavy struggle for points.

Then the triangular meet between Bethel, Friends, and McPherson here, comes on May 12, closely fol-lowed a week later by the State meet at Sterling on May 18-19.

At the time when school is break-ing up, the cream of the McPherson team will enter the Tri-State, Mis-souri, Kansas and Oklahoma meet at Pittsburg, Kansas, in which the colleges of the three states will com-pete on May 26.


With the squad fairly well picked out from the results of the later-class tournament, George Gard-ner takes over the active train-ing of the track men to whip them into shape for a strenuous schedule of almost two months of steady work.

With an unusually strong showing for so early in the season, the pros-pects are really very promising add the schedule calls for some mighty good men. Some of the events on the schedule will see probably only the best of McPherson entrees such as the Oklahoma and Kansas relays and the Tri-State meet at Pittsburg but the dual and triangular meets in the conference will keep all the cinder stars and weight slingers hard at work for some time.

The season will open for the track-sters on April 10th at Norman for the Oklahoma relays. If the show-ing is strong enough. Gardner plans in enter men there. Then on the 17th, Kansas Wesleyan University of Salina travels to McPherson to engage the Bulldogs in a dual meet.

On the 21, the state track clasic the Kansas relays at Lawrence, will bring together entrees from all over; and McPherson will be entered in

It's a heavy schedule and is go-ing to call for some of the most strenuous training work that a track squad could face. In order to place in these events so that that team will bear a way their share of the laurels. With Captain Puckett and his men displaying the spirit that they have shown in the start of the season, the students seem to feel that everything is pointing toward McPherson honors.



Tennis spring: weather and sched-uled meets have marked the tennis courts with lively action this week.

The two courts now in playing condition at the college are being used for daily workouts and work on the courts just south of the old ones., given to the college by the class of ‘27 are rapidly taking

Most of the schools have already arranged with Gardner for definite dates and the other colleges are ex-pected to enter into an agreement soon.

So far four meets have been set and the pellet chasers are already in earnest practice to offer some stiff opposition.

The first meet now on the Mc-Pherson schedule is the dual contest with Friends University at Wichita on April 24. Then on May 10 Friends gives us a return meet at McPherson.

The Student Council called a mass

meeting last Thursday March 29 at 10 A. M to launch a campaign for funds to purchase sweaters for the basketball boys, Elmer McGonigle was in charge. The cheer leaders led a few yells and Professor Blair spoke on the worthiness of the boys for this tangible recognition. The money is to be raised by the sale of small tags bearing the words, "Sweaters for the Bulldogs -- Boost for McPherson," Students, faculty

and town people will be given the

opportunity or helping out by buy-ing these tags at twenty-five cents.