The Spectator


Bulldogs Defeat Bethel 60-6


Blue Danube Light Opera Singers Will Open Program

Splendid Season Of Lectures, Musicals And Entertainment Promised

Tomorrow night at 8:20 in the Methodist church, the first number of the McPherson Community Ly-ceum course featuring the Blue Danube Light Opera Singers will be presented. Tickets have been on sale at the college since Friday at 10:30 and the campaign for a large attendance at the program has been going ahead.

The Redpath-Horner bureau of Kansas City is furnishing the talent, and the numbers of the McPherson course promise the greatest array of Lyceum talent in music, entertainment, and lectures ever presented to the McPherson people. The first numbers will appear in the Metho-dist church until the new community building is ready.

The numbers all, beginning with the Blue Danube Light Opera Sing-ers, next, the Tyrolean Yolders in native costume; third, Frederick M. Snyder, powerful lecturer from the view point of a world statesman: fourth, Miss Maude Scheerer, a famous dramatist; fifth, Paul J. Barna-by, comedian, cartoonist, and en-tertainer; and last, the greatest number of all, according to Dean Mohler, Bishop D. F. McConnell D. D., traveler, author and lecturer.

The season tickets costing but half of the single admission price, are $2.50 and $2.00, and tickets will be on reservation at the Y. M. C. A. this afternoon at four o'clock. Dean Mohler, in order to prevent any one from missing this course from lack of the admission price, ask all those who cannot conveniently afford the price—to see him.

Ths ticket sale has been in force

since last Friday in order to raise $1,200 needed to cover expenses incurred in order to bring the course this year. The splendid variety comprising the course, should, according to Lyceum enthusiasts, draw the needed receipts to handle all ex-penses.



Reporting their decision as com-mittee on Spectator Financies. Elmer McGonigle, treasurer of the Stu-dent Council, Howard Kelm, Jr. business manager of the Spectator. and Prof. C. B. Williams. Spectator Adviser, won the approval of the council and measures were passes concerning remuneration for the Spectator Staff members.    

For sometime the question of rewarding the editor and business manager of the Spectator of their extensive work, has been before the council, and was finally settled yesterday, when these measures were passed:

1—The Business Manager of the Spectator is to receive 50 per cent of the net proceeds.

2—The Editor is to receive 25 per cent of the net proceeds.

3—The Student Council is to receive 25 per cent of the net proceeds.

4—Saff members are to receive do college credit for work on the Spectator.

5—The Student Council reserves the right to limit the amount of advertising.

In continuing the session, the council appointed a committee to investigate the poor attendance at the Council meetings and to shake

recommendations for bettering

this condition. The committee, Ruth Blickenstaff, Anna Mae Stickler, and Paul Bowers will report at the next meeting, Tuesday, November

Ghost Proves

To Be Goat

Peg Saylor awoke at 3 A. M. last Hallowe'en night and wondered if she had been dreaming. A chain rattled! Surely a ghost with his chain of years would not appear to her on this Hallowe'en as Marley's ghost had appeared to Schooge on Christmas Eve. Horrors! There it was! Clump! Clump! Again the chain rattled.

Quaking with fear, Peg debated whether or not to awaken her peacefully slumbering roomie. Margaret Devilbliss, and run the risk of frightening her from a more than likely, pleasant dream. While endeavoring to come to a decision, Peg heard the unknown presence moving nearer the door to her room on second floor of Arnold Hall. The dragging chain clinked along, and every step of the gruesome something with its echo from the farther end of the ball stirred Peg's imagination.

Then there came a revelation! Peg's idea of the size of the thing instantly decreased somewhat as she heard it cry "Baa! Baa!" The sound so closely resembled those cries heard from back lots of various col-lege hill residences that there was no longer a doubt in the coed's mind.

Under her breath she explained, “Margaret! Margaret! There’s a ghost in the hall!"

Margaret's surprise was no less than her room mate's, but she was saved the fear that Peg had known while making her solution to the mystery.

Considering the possible courses of action, the girls decided to sleep until rising time and not arouse the slumbering Arnold.

The reception given the dumb animal by second floor in general at 6:30 a. m differed considerably from that two and a half hours previous. The lung expansion of the reception committee, of which Eun-ice Longsdorff was chairman, equalled that of the cheering for the returned soldiers arriving from France. However, the expression and tone of the utterances were in decided contrast.

Eunice's last hour of sleep was destroyed. Other coed's lost all the way from five to twenty minutes of their beauty sleep by arising to satisfy their curiosities concerning the excitement.

Lena Beaver, with fitting words, expressed the Arnold Hall hospitable welcome extended to the guest. Assisted by Ruth Bish, Lena ushered the visitor to the second floor porch.

By some means the beast ungratefully responded to the reception by disappearing during breakfast time.

Consultations and conferences have reached the conclusion that there surely must be ghosts. Proof offered for the conclusion is that the goat's entrance was mysterious since that species is not generally conceded apt in climbing fire escapes, ascending porch pillars, breaking locks, or opening doors. The fact that it is rumored that three policemen and two faculty members patroled the campus, thus making human assistance in the quadruped's entrance impossible, adds to the probability of the reality of ghosts.

Now that the Lyceum course be-gins this week it ought to liven up local scandal.

It is quite truthfully said that you can't fly high and feather your

Attend the revivals.

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 1927


Pep— live, sparkling, effervescent burst on the McPherson college campus. A live wire movement is already making considerable progress toward placing pep sweaters on the backs of every "Bulldog" on the campus.

Already, a large order for a lot of thirty-three has been filled and orders have been coming in fast. The McPherson Bulldog who drops into a crowd of riotous canines and finds himself not properly labelled will find himself sadly out of place. However, by the indication of orders coming in, those crimson and white sweaters will mark every Bulldog on the campus.    

The sweaters, are the latest form of v-necked slip-over, much in the form of the basketball warm-ups having white shoulder stripes and crimson body. The word “Bulldog" is to be written across the back in white letters, and a small bulldoggy will probably appear on the breast.

The order is placed at Laderer's Clothing Co., and those wishing to include their order should do so immediately, either by seeing “Cheesy" Voran of "Berries" Crist or by placing their order at Laderers. The price of the sweater is to be seven dollars. The privilege of wearing a pep sweater, has so aroused the interest of the student body, that a huge order is expected.

Probably some students who attended the Wichita-McPherson game noted the gay sweaters marking the students of Friends University. The custom is rapidly spreading and there seems to be nothing as fitting in the eyes of the college student as to wear the emblems of their Alma Matar on every occasion.

Voran and Crist are holding out for the delayed orders, and state that all orders must be in as soon as possible. They are ready at all times to furnish further information.


Prof. J. A. Blair, head of the edu-cation department of McPherson College, attended the meeting of the Association of Teachers of Education in Kansas at Emporia, Satur-day, October 29. Fourteen colleges were represented, and Miss Louis Lesslie, secretary of the State Board of Education, represented that board.    

The meeting resulted in the permanent organization of the Associ-

tion of Teachers of Education in Kansas to meet annually. The of ficers of the organization are A. E. Lunceford, Ottawa, chairman and J. A. Blair, McPherson, secretary-


The purpose of the organization is to promote the teaching of educa-tion and to secure certificate legislation through a committee acting in conjunction with the State Board of Education.

Questions concerning the regulations of the College Standards sub-mitted by the State Board were cleared up at the meeting at Em-poria. It was made plain that all graduates must have a minimum of forty hours of junior-senior courses, and that a course cannot be classed as junior-senior, if sophomores are admitted.

In order to unify the education courses offered in the different schools, a committee was appointed

Attend the revivals.


Real Bulldog pep was shown at the McPherson-Bethel game last Friday. Was it because we were on the winning side; or was it because we were behind the team? Now let's prove it was the latter by our attendance at the next pep meeting.

to work out an outline of the con-tent of the different education courses.



The Music club of McPherson col-lege, under the direction of Miss Wilma Batchelor, sang at the First Methodist Episcopal church of McPherson, Wednesday evening, No-vember 2. The club sand, "Send Out Thy Light" by Gounod.

The Music club will give other presentations in the near future. Miss Batchelor is intensely interested in the work of this organization and she is encouraged with the cooperation the members of the dub are displaying.

More difficult compositions will be given as soon as the new members are able to master them.

Thu girls soccer tournament began last Thursday afternoon. The game ended with a score 3-0 in favor of Team I of which Velma Wine is captain.

The three scores were made by Iva Crumpacker, two being free kicks made in the last half.

The second game was played Friday afternoon at 4:30.


The response to the efforts of their cheerleaders in chapel Thursday shows that genuine Bulldog growl still exists among McPherson college students.

Yells were led by June Ellis, "Berries" Crist and “Cheesy" Voran who worked in unison, a new but effec-tive method, judging from results.

Various pep songs were led by Voran with Miss Portia Vaughn at the piano. "Fight! Bulldogs, Fight!" closed the meeting.



The Y. M. C. A. announced the lecturers that would appear on the McPherson campus this year, in Y. M. Cabinet meeting. Tuesday night. November 1. A number of men were considered in the discussion but the men invited were “Dad" A. J. Elliott, Kirby Page, Sherwood Eddy and Mr. Hutchison.

"Dad" A. J. Elliott is an evan-gelist among college youth. He is a nationally known worker in the Y. M C. A. field. Most of his life has been spent trying to help the student solve vital spiritual problems. His visit will prove a rare treat and a lecture we cannot af-ford to miss.

Kirby Page is one of the most outstanding of the lecturers on world peace and international relations. Page is also the author of numerous books add pamphlets on Christianity and world problems.

Sherwood Eddy, the great social worker and pacifist has been invited to give the student body more of an international mind in regard to world problems.

Mr. Hutchison is a lecturer on race relations as they exist between the blacks and the whites. Hutchison is a negro of Wichita and is connected with the State Association of the "Y". He is highly educated in the complex race situation.

Gardner’s Crew Finds True Fighting Form

Crumpacker, Nonkin, Miller, Hanna And Graham Do Outstanding Work

The Bullpups Prove Real Strength in Last Quarter Of Game. Highest Conference Score Established

Coach Gardner's gang of fighting Bulldogs won their first grid battle of the season, last Friday afternoon, when they made nine touchdowns and added enough points to total sixty to the six points made by Bethel College of Newton.

It has been said “Every dog has his day" and the Bulldog day was November 4. The whole gang was scrapping mad. They had had chances to win before during the season but had passed them by, but on Friday afternoon, the canines took their chances, battled as a unit and as a result, they piled up the largest score that has been made in the Kansas conference this season.    _

Bulldogs Score

Critser of Friends, referee, blew the initial whistle of the conflict and Hanna booted the oval to the Bethel thirty five yard line. Bethel could not gain and punted forty-two yards. Nonken returned ten yards. The Bulldogs in possession of the ball started north, Hanna made eight yards, Crumpacker made another eight and Nonken got away for twenty. But Bethel broke then and stopped the Bulldog advance. Crumpacker's twenty two yard punt was out on the Bethel seven yard line. Bethel punted forty yards and Nonken made a sixteen yard return. Crumpacker made gains of four and ten yards. Hanna made eight yards and followed with an extra three which placed the ball on the Bethel six yard line. On the next play Nonken went across for the first touchdown of the game. Crumpacker kicked perfectly. Bulldogs 7; Bethel 0.

Hanna kicked off fifty yards and Bethel returned to their own thirty-one yard line. Rump and White-neck threw Bethel for losses. Spangler punted forty-two yards which Nonken returned ten yards. The signals were called. Nonken took the ball on the fifty yard line, smashed tackle, side—stepped, feined one way, dashed another and eluded the Bethel backs. He was too shifty and speedy for the Bethel safety and ran fifty yards to his second touchdown. Crumpacker kicked low. Bulldogs 13; Bethel 0.

Miller returned the kick-off from the ten yard line to the thirty yard line. The Bulldogs on straight foot ball made the remaining seventy yards in four first downs and Crum-packer plunged the last six yards for a touchdown. His kick from place-ment went through the uprights and the Bulldogs total was 20.

Fourth Bulldog Score Hanna made a pretty thirty yard return of the forty yard Bethel kick-off and the Bulldogs made a first down on the next two play. Bethel intercepted a canine pass but were forced to punt. Spangler's kick went thirty-three yards and Nonken returned seventeen yards. He made

seven more. Hanna busted line for five, made four and an additional six after Crumpacker had gained five. Nonken started around right end and raced forty-four yards before he was forced out on the Bethel one yard line. On the next play

Hanna made the fourth Bulldog touchdown. Captain Crumpacker

kicked low. Dogs 26: Bethel Pir ates 0.

Again They Score Hanna kicked off fifty-eight yards and Bethel advanced eighteen yards. The Pirates attempted a long run around Miller's end but were thrown for a seven yard loss. Bethel punted seventeen yards. The Bulldogs had the ball on the Bethel thirty yard

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line and a pass Nonken to Miller netted thirteen yards. Hanna advanced the pigskin five yards, plung-ed four more and Nonken made five yards for a first down. Graham bucked the line for the last three yards, Crumpacker's kick broke through the fingers of several Bethelites and the Bulldog score totalled 33.    

Crumpacker returned the klck-off twenty yards and on the first play Nonken went through tackle for forty-two yards. The Bulldogs made two additional successive first downs and had carried the leather to the Bethel two yard line as the half ended.

Second Half

Play was resumed, Bethel, defending the south goal, kicked, and Nonken made a twenty yard return. Crumpacker made nine yards. Nonken was stopped after he had run forty-four yards. Crumpacker made eleven more and another first down. Hanna plunged two yards and Crumpacker hit tackle in for three yards and the touchdown. Hanna carried the leather five yards for the extra point to make the Bulldog score 40.

Miller Scores

Bethel kicked out of bounds for the second time and it gave McPherr-son the ball on the forty yard line. Nonken make seven yards but than Dogs received two five yard penalties. Bethel intercepted a pass and made their first first down of the game on two line plunges. However, Mann, the Bulldog left end, tackled perfectly on the next two downs and Bethel had to punt. Nonken returned Spangler's thirty-two yard kick fifteen yards and on the first play made a twenty-two yard run. Nonken made another beautiful eleven yard gain and was unnecessarily injured after the whistle was blown. Graham was his successor. Hanna and Graham added another first down but the Dogss lost the ball on the Bethel thirty-one yard line on an intercepted pass. Bethel made nine yards in three downs but with the ball on their own forty yard line they fumbled on the fourth down. Miller, Bulldog right end, recovered side stepped and out ran the Bethel safely. Crumpacker kicked his fourth goal of the game. Bulldog

Again Miller Scores

Crumpacker's kickoff went twen-ty-five yards and Behtel returned five. However the Buccaneers were unable to gain and punted twenty yards. On the first down Crumpack-er kicked a beautiful high spiral punt which rolled across the goal line for fifty-six yards. Bethel could not make the required ten yards and punted thirty-four yards which Grah-am returned thirty-five yards. The Bulldogs lost the ball on downs on the Bethel seventeen yard line but (Continued on Page Three)


The Student Newspaper of Mc-Pherson College purposing to re-count accurately past activity— and to stimulate continually future achievement.

After all is considered we like

best the old fashioned love story where all ends well. Below is the Columnist's first book. Autographed copies may be secured at unreasonable prices.


Chapter 1

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Lawrence Mann, Oliver Ikenberry, Allen Morine, Ralph Frantz, Mabel Beyer. PROOF READERS Ruth Anderson, Kenneth Eisen-bise.


Business Mgr. _ Howard Kelm Jr

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He:—"Will you marry me?"

Chapter 2.

She:— “Most certainly no!"

Chapter 3.

And they happily ever after.

"That Depends"

Young Gentlemen:- "Mister can you tell us the way to the college dormitory. We seem to be lost."

Old Gentlement: - -"Who be your pardner, stranger?"

Y. G.— "My girl friend."

0.G.—"Then go to the corner and follow that winding road in to yonder meadow, then come back here and straight on one mile.



Frank Robb of Robb's studio, has promised to give the used numbers of his subscription "Collier's Mag-azine" and "House and Garden” to

the McPherson College library.

"House and Garden” is already re-ceived by the library, but as it is

used by the horticulture classes the librarian considers two copies of it useful.

"Collier's" is not on the present subscription in the Reader's Guide Miss Margaret Hackethorn, libra-rian, suggests that other people might have files of magazines that they would be willing to place where they can be used by the students.


The Publicity Office of the New Zealand government has sent a small illustrated booklet entitled "Paradise of the Pacific” to the Mc--Pherson College library The illus-trations include pictures of forests, mountains, game and industries

"Smile and the world is not with you, kick and you kick alone.”

The spirit of the college makes

the colllege. If the team support is

poor naturally the spirit is run

down to its lowest ebb. Don't let this ever happen to you. Don't let the spirit lag. Go to the games and yell, yell with all your might.

Does this support help the players? Ask them and they will tell you its puts more vim and strength into their tired bodies. To them the yelling on the side lines is music. Go to every game and social affair. Don't go with a scowl upon your face. In closing one could repeat:

"Don't go round with drawn lips, Nor a scowl upon you face;

Don't sit at home and read amd sip With another in your place."

— Leland Lindell.

From Other Schools

Faculty Adviser

C. B. Williams




Alex Richards, one of the students in Professor H. H. Nininger's Trav-eling Natural History class writes to his sister, Miss Elizabeth Richards. Richards was a student in the col-lege last year. This year he is in the party touring the United States, under the direction of Prof. H. H. Nininger, Professor of Biology in Mc-Pherson college,

Lindcove, California, October 18, 1927

Last night we camped out on a broad valley at the foot of the Sierras. The earth was so hard and dry that we could not drive our tent stakes so we slept out under the open sky, out under the flashing, gleaming and mysterious stars.

On bed was so rough that I woke about two o'clock this morn-ing and lay there, just dreaming of things gone by and things yet to be. After a while the moon came up over the eastern Sierras and the little light that it shed changed the dark, dusky valley of the evening before into a land of enchantment.

Before my eyes the mountains took on such a form of beauty as I have never seen before. Ridge after ridge they rose, first the smallest hills, then gradually ending in the lofty Sierras far away.

The day before, these same mountains had seemed small as we motor-ed along their bases; now they were beautiful and majestic. The night before, I had closed my eyes in sleep, tired of the sameness; now I lay awake during the still small hours of the morning staring at them and seeing them as they really were, beautiful Bacone description tion.

I lay there until morning, looking at the mountains. When I arose it seemed that the boys with me seemed a little faulty, and that I was the one who needed God and that they were more perfect than I ever had been.

We are in the Sequoia National Park today, among the big redwood. Here I find more of na-tures handiwork. Perhaps I am

beginning to be a preacher but if you could use the sermon God has prepared for us in the Sierras you would agree.

Needless to say the two popular professors were in Halloween cos-tume at last week's party.

While discussing farm problems the subject of silos was brought up.

Emmert Stover "Question?"

Pretty Coed:—"How do they let the cows down in side to eat the silege?"

Emmert Stover:-- "The same way they let the cows down into the well

to drink."

Stover '27 is one McPherson stu-dent who hasn't forgotten all he learned in college.

He—"If you refuse me I'll die."

She did.

Fifty eight years later he died.

The columnist goes to pep meet-ings because he likes tbe music. Does this suggest any thing to the chapel program committee? On the other hand they’d probably prove Jazz wasn't music.

It's apt to turn cold any time so you better be hunting out the flan-nels.

We often fail to give credit to the fellow who resist the temptation of going to college.


Chapel Echoes

We sometimes leave big opportuni-ties for small ones, but a college life offers the best of all, the opportunity to find one's self, according to Prof. B. O. Miller in his chapel talks last Monday.

Under the direction of Miss Batch-elor, the Glee club made its first chapel appearance Wednesday.

"The Earth is the Lord’s" by Simper and Guonod's "Send Out Thy Light" were the numbers presented.

Prexy judges your character by what you do when you don't have to. He advises using leisure time in the

"realms of the beautiful," doing at least one kind, unselfish act and one unpleasant task each day, reading some of the great masterpieces of literatures and mastering your Bible.

In announcing the sale of Lyceum tickets Friday, Prof. R. E. Mohler told the girls that if they couldn't decide after nine weeks they might purchase tickets and hand them over to their masculine friends.


Firing Line

This column is provided for the expression of opinion by any student or faculty member of McPherson College. All articles published must be signed by the writer. "The Firing Line" has no connec-tion with the editorial column.


By The Way

Miss Lillian Horning was the week end guest of her roommate, Miss Mildred Swenson, at Windom.

Paul ''Cy" Sargent and wife are now living in their new home on Euclid Street.

Misses Viola Switzer and Audrey Cramer of Lovewell visited Friday and Saturday with Miss Doris Ballard in Arnold Hall.

Rev. Roy Teach entertain in

Kansas Wesleyn students are guarding their campus to prevent the Swede artist from painting their campus.

Twenty-one students from the Uni-versity of Missouri obtained passage to Europe last summer by acting as escort for a shipload of mules. They landed in Spain, where they voted that Spanish senorites were much more beautiful than the modern American girl.


Nine years ago next Friday the greatest war in history came in a close. The flower of American youth died to give us the peace that we now enjoy. If we stop for only a moment and think what the world might be today if we had failed in our struggle to protect democracy I am sure the spirit of influence which is so evident would never be existing. Have we forgotten so soon the supreme sacrifice which one million young men made for our happiness?

The Governor of the State of Kansan, Ben Paulen, in his Armistice Day proclamation requested that the schools and college of this state set aside one-half day to be given to appropriate recognition of the great service performed by the A. E. F. Will we grant his request? Evidently not if previous custom is observed. Last year the only flag that was to be seen flying on November 11, was tacked over the engine room by Doc. Fohrney. Not one word con-cerning the Armistice was uttered either in the class rooms or chapel. The customary two minute prayer service was entirely overlooked. The writer can hardly see why even an anti-militaryist would object to a prayer of thanksgiving.

All that the writer asks is that some form of recognition be given the day. We do ourselves a wrong as well as the boys who gave their lives if we fall to remember the sacrifices or the war. Let us bow pur heads in sincere prayer that there shall be no more war: then the fallen will not have died in vain.

Robt. Puckett

After fourteen years' experience with student roomers, a house mother at Northwester University is of the opinion that boys behave better, keep their rooms neater, and are much quieter and more considerate than girls.

All freshman at the Pittsburg Teachers' College must wear garters or supporters, and none may roll their hose, according to a new rule announced by the upperclassmen. The ban applies to women as well as to men.

The University of Oklahoma has five Alaskans enrolled in its corres-pondence division. Those enrolled are

all teachers in the public schools at

Fairbanks, Alaska.


honor of the Idaho students Saturday evening. those present were the Misses Dorothy, Sargent, Eliza-beth Hess, Melda Mohler, Goldia

Goodman. Father Kelm and Ruth Blickenstaff and Paul Sargent. La Verna Martin, Howard Kelm and Lloyd Johnson.

Sunday guests of Miss Chester Carter at Arnold Hall were Miss Lois Beaghm, Stewart Bailey and Herman


Miss Clara Graebner of Macksville, who attended McPherson college in '27, spent the week and with friends in Arnold Halil.

Ernest Betts, who has been visiting on College Hill the past week, left Friday evening for Nampa, Ida, to visit his parents.

Alumni and former students seen

about College Hill this week end

were the Misses Norma Miller, Isabella Eskeldson, Anna Lengel, Mildred Fike, Elsie McConkey, Elton Fry, Ruth Lerew, Elsie Crissman, Ethel Mae Metsker, and Charles Lengel, Moffat Eakes, Glade Fisher, Heinie Hahn, Ernest Tolan and Those attending the Mission Re-Emmert Stover.

treat at Lindsborg were the Misses Jennie Yengst, Ruth Holderread, Autumn Lindbloom, Margaret Devil-bliss, Arlene Saylor, Lois Deil, Haven Hutchinson and Jessie Daron and Lawrence Lehman and James Ford.

Herman Bowen entertained his art students Saturday evening. October 29, at his home in McPherson. Miss as Edith McGaffey and Della Leh-man, of the English sad dramatics departments of McPherson college.

Students of Hobart College, Geneva. N. Y. who operates automobiles, are not eligible for scholarship, ac-cording to new regulations issued this week by George Roberts, regis-trar. Habitual users of tobacco also are barred from certain scholarships.

Because of the hazing they have received lately, the freshmen of McGill University have taken to marching to classes in groups. "Protection in numbers," to their motto.

Forty students of the University of Wisconsin glee clubs took a tour through England, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and Holland.

The Chinese Students' Club of the University of Missouri held the six-teenth annual celebration of the national day of the Republic of China op the evening of Oct. 3.

Oct. 25, 1927

Dear Editor:

L. H. Eby, was chosen by the

Natural History Trek group to cor-respond with the Spectator. I have (Continued on Page Four)

The Christian Endeavor socialites of the county met at the Hoffnung-san church, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p. m. to stage a rally.

A. J. Shartle of Boston, treasur-er and field secretary of the United Society of Christian Endeavors, gave a lecture. W. Ray Breg, State sec retary also gave a talk.

A short time was given over to conferences in which were discussed various problem of the society.

Four different denominations

were represented, Christan, Presby-terian, Menonite, and Brethren. Over

—persons were present. Ten members of the McPherson col-lege C B. Society were present.

Attend the revivals


Why do college students stand on the side lines of a football game and become worked up to a frenzied state of exitement? Why do we have yells and--songs? Why do we have "pep" meeting and social affairs? Why do we paddle the unruly fresh-men? Why do we throw water out of an upstairs window down on a fellow student? In other words you could ask yourself, why do we eat? We eat to live, and so it to with this college "pep”.

This spirit is gnawing at the tend-er heart of every student. Within him is that feeling of victory and ex-citement, a feeling that only a col-lege student encounters, a feeling that opens up your soul to the pub-lic

Then there is the dormitory. The home of the "R. O. D.", the "Royal Ordar of Devilment" The dormi-tory may be rough at times, but in it there is that spirit that everlast-ing spirit of life. Why complain about their conduct, for you must remember there is an old saying,

College women are becoming smaller and college man larger, according to unofficial investigation made by the department of physical education at the University of California.

Swing low, sweet chariot    

There is a Ford.— a mighty car—

it has, oh, such a view.

It isn't very much o'erworn— nor is it very new.

It hasn't any owner's seal--or masters, just a few:

But coming down East Euclid street —say, bo. it flew! lt's breezy—yea. It's airy—-It's made for open view The wheels, the cogs, levers, strings,

lead it straight and true:

It keeps so busy-- never rests—

the one who tries to do The driving of this wonder car—

model eighteen-hundred two The girls are all just wild o'er it— believe me, I know. They'll turn down the hottest shiek —believe me, I know.

It's the drawing card—-the lode stone, if it can be made to go,

It knows Nonken's genial hand—a master at the wheel;

And when it stops-- better than cops — It james a traffic row.

It often feels Bill Hanna's tread — he always starts a squeal. Caskey prefers the tonneau seat— the place for all genteel: The stranger's hand—the helping hand—the crank will always feel. It has a royal coat of arms-adornments are superb it rouses cheers of true delight—-as it pulls up to the curb.

There is no rattle—Just one big roar any time 'tis heard.

Old "346 M. C. or Bust”, the rare mechanical bird.

—L Mann.

were also guests.

Sam Kurtz, ‘26 of Newton was a campus visitor during the week end.

Miss Ocie McAvoy, '26 of Kingman visited on the campus.

Ralph and Paul Bowers, Glenn Harris and Emery Metzger were dinner guests at the home of Dean and Mrs. R. E. Mohler Sunday, October


Mr. and Mrs. R. V. "Dick" Kelm of Nampa, Idaho are the parents of a daughter, Margaret, born October 25, 1927. The Kelms are both alumni of McPherson college. Mrs. Kelm was formerly Miss Minnie Edgecomb of this city,

Prof. and Mrs. L. A, Utrecht en-tertained Friday evening, October 28 to honor of their daughter Julia's second birthday anniversary. The guests were Prof. and Mrs, J. D. Bright and daughter Martha Jane, Dean and Mrs. R. E. Mohler and daughter. Elizabeth Ann and Roberta and their son Richard.

Miss Floy Brown spent the week end at her home in Hutchinson



Six new books are of especial interest to Mrs. Crumpacker's mission study class.

"China Yesterday and Today,” by Edward Thomas Williams, Agassiz professor of Oriental languages and literature at the University of California, is a history of modern China. its manners, customers, religion, occupations, politics and government.

"The Youth Movement In China.” by Tai C. Wang, Ph. D. id the reaction of Chinese youth to Christianity, literature and militarism.

Paul Hutchinson now managing editor of the “Christian Century” and formerly representative to China of the Epworth League of the Methodist church, is author of two books. "China" Real Revolution” and "What and Why in China." They both deal with factors controlling the Chinese situation.

Problems of a modern missionary are set forth in E. D. Burton's book, "Christianity in the Modern World.”

"A Report on Japan and China of a Deputation Sent by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian church in the U. S. A.” has also been placed on the reference shelves.

Attend the revivals.

Freshmen women at the Univer-sity of Denver must wear scarfs on the campus, to and from school, and in the drug stores and eating places. Failure to observe this rule brings arrest by sophomore policemen, and trial in court before judge and jury.

Fire fighting and a college educa-tion may not go hand, but that does not prevent five University of Oklahoma students from earning their room and $10 a month by signing as regulation firemen and being on duty on alternate nights at the Norman city hall, according to the Oklahoma Daily.


Howard Kelm is representing local printer with a line of Christmas Greeting Cards. It will be well to make your selection while the pick-ing is good. Howard to ready to show you.—adv.

Support the team at Salina Friday.

BULLDOGS DEFEAT BETHANY (Continued from Page One) Bethel fumbled on the first down and Miller recovered and ran seven-teen yards to a touchdown, his second. Bigham plunged five yards for the extra point. McPhesron 34; Bethel 0.

Bethel Scores

Bethel kicked off forty-five yards

which Graham returned thirty. But the Dogs lost the ball on downs in the middle of the field. Bethel with the ball on their own forty eight yard line began a series of plunges which gained them fifty-two yards and a touchdown. They were ir-resistible, gaining through the Bull-dog line at will and making the fifty-two yards in less than four first downs. Spangler made the touch-down but his kick was low. Docs 54, Bethel 6.

The Dogs had not lost all their fight. Graham made a thirty-seven yard return of a forty-give yard kickoff. Barngrover made two yards and a pass. Crumpacker to Miller, netted eighteen more. Barngrover passed to Crumpacker for an additional first down. Crumpacker made four and Bigham six yards. It was first and goal line. Crumpacker made five yards, Bigham three and Crumpack-er went across for the ninth Bulldog touchdown. He kicked low. Bull-dogs 60 : Bethel 6.

Bigham kicked to the Bethel ten yard line and Bethel returned twenty yards. The Pirates could not gain through the line but they completed their first attempted pass for a gain of three yards as the game ended. Nonken Looked Good The Bulldogs were outweighed but they had the fight that they have lacked at times during the seasons. They fought as a unit Bull-

es, his tackling often held the Beth-

el backs for no gains and his agility and speed were evidenced when he recovered two Bethel fumbles, evad-ed Bethel tacklers and scored two touchdowns.

Pilot Consistent

Crumpacker, the Bulldog captain played his usual consistent games. He averaged over six yards every time he carried the ball. His generalship throughout the game was a feature. Crumpacker's punting also featured; his first punt rolled out on the Beth-el seven yard line and his second punt was good for fifty-six yards. Crumpacker made three touchdowns and four out of six of his place kick attempted after touchdown.

The team fought as a mighty Bull-dog. The line, Miller, Stansbury, Murrey, Bowers, Whiteneck, Rump, Maun, Warren, Spohn and Sargent was a stone wall most or the game. They opened up holes in the Pirates line repeatedly. As a result of true Bulldog teamwork and battle, the pack scored more than any other team has been able to score in the conference this season. The line up:


Bethel substitutions Harms for

Classen, Grant for Newfeld, Molds for W. Schmidt, W. Schmidt for Classen.








W. Schmidt












I. Schmidt



A. Graher













dog team. Every canine was a true Bulldog. Stilt there is one, Ray Nonken who should be exalted to the skies. Nonken, the outstanding star of the game was unnecessarily injured before the third quarter had ended, still he had done well enough to have his name in the Bulldog hall

of fame,

Nonken, even though he played less than three quarters, gained two hundred sixty six yards of the total five hundred twenty gained by the Dogs, more than half of the total yardage. Nonken made runs of eleven, twenty, twenty-two, forty-two, forty-four and another forty-four and a fifty yard run. He made the fifty yard run through the Bethel line for a touchdown. Each time be carried the leather his run would average seventeen and one half yards. He averaged fifteen yards on returns of punts and kick-offs. For this re-markable performance Nonken deserves more than mere mention.

Others Star

Graham, who replaced the injured Nonken, proved to be a worthy sub. He made his first Kansas conference touchdown and returned three kicks thirty, thirty-five and thirty-seven yards. His gains were consistent.

"Bill" Hanna might be called the plunging football, for every time he carried the ball more yardage was added to the Bulldog total. Hanna averaged forty-five yards on his kickoff, he made a thirty yard return of a kick and his gains averaged four yards each time Hanna carried the ball. Hanna made one touchdown and added an extra point by gaining the five yards through the line. Han-pa was injured during the third quarter.

Miller played a stellar game at right end. Miller was on the receiving end of several Bulldog pass


Crister, Friends, Referee; MCar-rol, Penn. State, Umpire; Altman. C. of E. Headlinesman.

Yards from scrimmage, gained -McPherson 520, Bethel 111; lost McPherson 16, Bethel 9. First downs, McPherson 26, Bethel 4; Punts McPherson 2 for 78 yards, average 39 yards. Bethel 8 for 260 yards, average 33 yards; Passes complete, McPherson 3 for 39 yards. Bethel 1 for 3 yards; Intercepted. Bethel 4 for 2 yards; incomplete, McPherson 4; Touchdowns. McPherson, Crumpacker 3, Nonken 2, Miller 2, Hanna 1. Graham 1; Bethel, Spangler 1, Try for point after touchdown, place kicks McPherson. Crumpacker 4. five yard gains McPherson. Bigham 1, Hanna 1.

Substitutions; McPherson. Spohn for Murray. Warren for Whiteneck. Graham for MrGonigle, Bigham for Hanna, Murray for Spohn,,Whiteneck for Warren. McGonigle for Graham, Hanna for Bigham. Graham for Non-kin, Spohn for Rump. Warren for Whiteneck, Caskey for Stansbury, Sargent for Mann. Barngrover for McGonigle. Harris for Warren, Landis for Miller, Albright for Graham. Frantz for Caskey, Campbell for Crumpacker.

Are You A Gum-Chewer?

Gum, like a Ford, runs on two cylinders, backfires frequently, may be used indefinitely, none the worse for wear. But, unlike the Ford, it should not be parked in public places. If gum is kept within its proper confinements, it is only a personal nuisance; but as soon as it is allowed to stray into public places —under chairs, on dance floors, and the like—it becomes a community nuisance, and should be outlawed at the next election.

The gum chewing populace will probably continue to be a gum chew-ing populace for many years, especially since our national chew is reputed to have such advantages as aiding digestion, making teeth white, curing dandruff, etc.

Everyone is aware of the many types of gum performers. We have all seen the wild antics or the excited gum-chewer, or the slow, un-pensive one. At other times a state-certain maneuvers of the sad and ment of mind can be observed called the "gum state." in which the victim neither sleeps, thinks, feels, hears, nor see--but merely chews. For masticating gum the grade-school boy is made to stand in the corner; in the high school he is sent from class and given a zero; the college student gets by easily; and the in tructor is entirely exempt.

(Excerpt from article on "Gum Chewing." taken from The Fine, published at the Flagstaff, Arizona. Teachers College.)


This, I say, is all that three hard years

Of books, philosophy, and art have won

My mind; the will to doubt a faith that rears Great walls of empty creed against the sun

Of reason, under which the childish fears

Of gods and kings have withered to


And science, lord of life, has found its way

To lighten labor and in sharpen spears.

And yet, the ancient wonder still endures

That men are born of love through woman's pain:

That supple grace of yielding breast


To quicken life front aching life again.    

This awesome spectacle of birth decries

The blood of battle, where the wonder dies.

George C. Johnson

In the Wisconsin Magazine.

A dusky son of Alabama was busily engaged in a cootie hunt. When asked by a sergeant what he was doing, he replied;

I'se a hunting fo' dem' ritmetic bugs. Dey add to ma misery, dey subtract from ma pleasure, they divides my attention, and dey mul-tifly like hell."—Mulberry News.

Attend the revivals.


(Continued from Page Two) not exercised my function until now. I’ve been so busy sight seeing at

Yosemite and Sequioa and the vicinity of LaVerne, so busy studying and writing notes and letters and, last but not least, so thoroughly engrossed in social calls of various nature that the Spectator was neglected, though you may root assured that I read with avidity each edition as it arrived.

Wo are rather disappointed to hear of the ill success of the Bulldogs, but believe me, we are backing you with every ounce of support we can minister energy to toss through the intervening space of 1800 miles. LaVerne's Panthers aren't having any better luck either. Looks like an off year for the Brethren, doesn't it?

Last Wednesday we attended the McPherson College Reunion Picnic Supper. We met many alumni, old students and friends of our own pre-cious Alma Mater. We had a jolly time talking about old times with those predecessors of ours. Crete Heinie, the three Cullen children and Ray's wife, Dr. and Mrs. Studebaker and Hazel, Pa and Ma Rothrock, whose mantle now rests on Mrs. Brunk, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Yoder, wore among those present. The supper bad identically the same effect that Kansas picnics used to have on me.

Just this morning Harvey Lehman received a letter from Ohio which needed more postage. As Louise Muck handed him the drubby envelope she remarked, ‘Another fat letter, and two cents due always."

When we were in Yosemite, Kenneth Rock waxed ecstatic about the gorgoon beauty and grandeur of the scenery. In venting his effervescent sprits he exclaimed. "Grand Canyon, Zion, and Yosemite are wonderful, but I never saw any thing more lovely than the girls at LaVerne."

He had a temporary lapse of memory, perhaps, but he expressed the sentiments of several of us. We have had a royal reception at La Verne.

I might write more, but this isn't pay stuff and this letter is already too long for publication. Cut what of the Spec to El Centro, California, you care to. Send the next two issues

Tell the Freshies “Hello!" for us. We would like to make their acquain-tances.

College sickly,


dent of the Kansas Academy of Sci-ences, and now head of the science department of LaVerne's sister college, McPherson, Kansas, is traveling with a group of thirteen graduate students of McPherson College, who are making a study of botany, paleontology, geology, and ornithology under his direction as they tour the United States for specimens.

The class made Laverne their headquarters as they visit Southern California, then they moved north for a week's study in the northern part of the state. They are returning to LaVerne for a short stay before starting back across the continent, by the southern route, on their pursuit of specimen study.

While here. Prof. Nininger will give a series of lectures in the College Auditorium on science, which will be of much interest to all who hear them. The first one will be given this afternoon, Tuesday, Oc-tober 25, at 3 o'clock. His suject, ’Meteors and Meteorites," will be illustrated with thirty-five specimens from his collection. This evening at 7:30 he will give his second address on "Animals of the Past", which have been a source of much interest and scientific study.

On Thursday, ‘October 27, at 3 p. m. Mr, Nininger will lecture on "Birds," dealing especially with the species that are rapidly becoming extinct. On Thursday evening at 7:30 he will give an illustrated lecture on, the "Carlsbad Cavern,” showing lantern slides.

There, will be admission charges of fifty cents for adults, twenty-five cents for high school students and


The following article was taken from the Laverne College paper, The Campus Times.

Prof. H. H. Nlnlnger, an ex-presi-

ten cent* for children. Special tickets for the series may be had for $1.25 each.


Mrs. Bonney, the wife of the singer working with the Union Revival meetings of McPherson, talked to the girls in Y. W. last Thursday morning.

The subject of her talk was "What it means to be a Christian." She challenged the girls to reconsecrate and rededicate their lives to Christ and his work.

A note of reverence was added to the services by a choir singing "Lead On, O King Eternal" as the girls assembled.

Support the team at Salina Friday.