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Land Grant Colleges Not Compelled to Offer Military Courses, However

Bystanders around the arena of a scene of great controversy, students interest was manifest this week in the decision of the United States Supreme Court that land grant colleges may compel their students to take military training. According to this decision, the students who have been resisting drill at Kansas State College will have the choice of acceding to the demand of the regents or enrolling in another college.

A unanimous decision of the high tribunal sustained the action of the University of California in suspending last year Albert W. Hamilton and W. Alonzo Reynolds who claimed resistence to the drill on conscientious and religious grounds. Thus the government sustained its right to compel its citizens to defend it “against all enemies. "

In connection with this dismal statement; however, the court made it clear that land grant colleges were not compelled to offer courses in military training. This decision is in direct contradiction to the contention of the school authorities at Kansas State College.

It is believed that this aspect of the decision will weaken the contentions of Attorney General Boynton who is defending the state in the present litigation involving the re-sistance of Raymond McMahon, a student it Kansas State.

Attorneys for the state and for Raymond McMahon, are to present arguments on Judge Otis Hungate’s division of district court on a motion to dismiss the action by McMahon to prevent the college officials from compelling him to take the military training. Roland Boynton, attorney general, will argue for the state. Ed Rooney will represent McMahon.

McMahon has challenged the right of college officials to require such a course and has obtained a temporary (Continued on Page Three)

Two experienced men from last year’s team-up who appear as good material are Lee Marquis Haun and Mike Vasquez.


The November issue of the McPherson College Bulletin was mailed on November 30 to more than 2, 000 alumni and friends of the College. Included on the present mailing list are parents of college students now enrolled, prospective high school seniors, alumni, and pastors.

The Buletin is a monthly publication sponsored by the Administration and has as its purpose the summarization of campus news for those who are interested in the College.


Two exchange programs are scheduled to be given here during the next week. The first is a Y exchange with Bethel college and will be presented during the regular Y period Tuesday Morning. A joint meeting of the two local organizations will be held.

Also on Tuesday, members of the Student Forum Club of Kansas Wesleyan will present a program on international relations here. Both programs have been arranged as exchanges which will be returned by the McPherson groups in the near future. The local International Relations club will return the Kansan Wesleyan exchange.

vol. xviii    _McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, Thursday, dec. 6, 1934_number 12

A new budget for the Student Council was submitted recently by the administration in order to meet a 15% cut which was made by the latter-named body.

The new budget, as submitted, is as follows:

278 students at $2. 50 each

$695. 00—15 %    $590. 75

special students —    7. 40

$598. 15


General—16%    $ 95. 71


Debate—-12 %    71. 77

Dramatic Art—4%     23. 93

Tennis—5%    29. 91

Music—3%    -    17. 94

Surplus—20%    119. 63

Total 100%    $598. 15


Biology students have been exhibiting specimens studied by the class in its laboratory work. Leland Abel has charge of the preparation of these specimens with the explanation accompanying each.


Medical aptitude tests will be given tomorrow at 2 p. m. in Sharp Hall, room 9. These tests will be administered to those who have chosen medicine as a profession. The result of such tests are suposed to determine in a measure whether or not a person is fit for his par-ticular choice of vocation.

Alfred Kaufman, Windom, six feet three, was a member of the fast traveling Windom team last year and was one of the outstanding players in the county basketball tournament here last spring. Don Barngrover, six feet three, a memeber of the McPherson high school team last year, will be out for the early season workouts, as will Harold Zuhards, six feet, from Peabody, Kan.

From Canton comes James Haw-kins, six feet one, a member of last year’s team, and Daniel Zook, Lar-ned, who is also six feet one, is here with some high school experience behind him.     Meredith Sperline, Sa-

betha, Kan. guard of six -feet one, and Delbert Crabb, five feet ten inch guard from McPherson high school, are out. Bob Stratmann, one of the best basketball players Geneseo had last year, and Richard Graber, Moundridge, have reported for practice.


If you are a lover of good music: if you appreciate inspiring discourses: If you long for rest and quiet in a place of beauty—find your place with the other students at the college church next Sunday morning and evening. A very special effort is being made by the church committees to present programs which will interest the students and win their approval.

Perhaps you have noticed that the ’’up-and-coming” students are attending church, many of them helping in the various programs it is no longer "old-fashioned" to go to church! S0, students, let’s move out on masse to the services this coming Sunday.

Dr. Schwalm will deliver the morning address. The evening service will be in complete charge of the College Christian Endeavor.


All Students May Enter Three Rounds of Practice Friday Afternoon


Two Teams May Enter Each of Three Divisions of Interstate Elimination

Debaters from seven states will enter the pre-season debate tourna-ment sponsored by Southwestern College at Winfield Friday and Saturday. Sixteen students from Mc Pherson will enter this annual tour-ney and will leave tomorrow for Winfield.

All students will be given opportunity to debate three rounds Friday afternoon in non-decision rounds. A fourth round Friday evening will begin the elimination. In the elimination part of the tourney, two teams are permitted to enter the men's women's and junior college divisions. One defeat in this part eliminates the contestant from further competition.

Those students entering from McPherson will be John Goering, Elmer Staats, Willard Flaming, Paul Booz, Kenneth Weaver, Alvin Lindgren, LaMar Bollinger, Fred Doyle, Paul Miller, Lela Siebert, Ruth Spilman, Gladys Riddell, Emma Schmidt, Al-berta Keller, Virginia Quiring, and Helen Anderson.

The Winfield Tournament has become well established and draws widely from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, and Illinois. Last year's tournament was the largest on record with more than fifty schools entered.

McPherson debaters were given a chance to obtain some experience Tuesday when twelve non-decision debates were held with Hutchinson Junior college.


New hymn books have been purchased for the college chapel. One hundred fifty copies of “The New Hymnal for American Youth” edited by H. Augustine Smith have replaced the old hymnals formerly used.

This hymnal is one which has been prepared to meet the need of youth for expression through music. It was selected by Dr. Schwalm, Prof. Vor-an, Miss Brown, and Miss Lingenfel-


College and Town Groups Enjoy Fellowship Banquet at Hotel Hawley

Thirty-three McPherson College football players, and their coaches, were the guests of honor last evening at the regular dinner meeting of the McPherson Rotary Club at the Hotel Hawley roof garden. With the Ro-tarians in attendance, approximately a hundred plates were laid for the affair, which was greatly enjoyed by all.

Following the turkey dinner and the transacting of some business matters. Earl Carey, president of the club welcomed the football players and their coaches, expressing the appreciation of the club for the splendid work the athletes have been doing in their field of sports. Short talks of appreciation were also made by other members of the club, following which Coaches Binford and Selves were asked to respond. Both told of the splendid cooperation they had received and expressed their appreciation for the loyalty demonstrated by the folks down town in their support of the team. The Seniors on the squad, who on Thanksgiving Day played their last game for the local college, were next called upon, each briefly praising the coaches and the city for its cooperation in building a successful season one of the freshman members of the squad, Delbert Crabb, spoke for the newcomers, and in conclusion Dean Mohler told of the high esteem in which the members of the squad are held by the faculty and student body.

Pep songs and a stunt, a part of the regular progroin, rounded out an evening that will long be remembered by the boys and the clubmen.


Thursday, Dec. 6—Chemistry Club.

Chem. lecture room, 4: 30 p. m. Friday, Dec. 7—Medical Aptitude Tests. Sharp Hall, room 9. 2 p. m. Arnold Hall Open House, 8 to 11

Debate tournament at Winfield. Sunday, Dec. 9—College C. E. meeting, College Church, 6: 30 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 10—Joint Y organizations, Chapel, 10 a. m. International Relations Club meeting, Y. W. room.


Coach Binford Trains Group of Tall Men In Early Season Drill

McPherson College this winter will have the tallest basketball team it has had for many years, with eleven players who average six feet or more in height. Coach Melvin J. Binford and his "tall boys" started practicing Monday afternoon in the college gymnasium, but in a week or two the team will be transferred to the Convention Hall court.

Anton Meyer, sophomore and let-terman from last year, will top the list with his height of six feet six inches. "Tony” last year was the tallest center in the Kansas confer-

Only two of the other four letter-men returning this year can be listed in the six foot class. Leonard Wiggins, Geneseo, a guard, is six feet and he will be playing his last year for the Bulldogs, Walter Pauls, six feet one inch, Inman, will be playing his fourth year as forward, Harold Binford, five feet ten inches, will be ton, five feet ten inches, will play back as a guard, and Harold Johns-his third year on the local team.

Among the new material is Joyce Herrold, Galva, six feet two and a half inches tall. Two years ago he played regular on the Pittsburgh Teachers College team. It is believed he will prove to be a valuable asset to the Bulldogs. Last year Herrold did not go to school and therefore be will be eligible to play.

Another new man is John Mitchell, six feet two, from Shephard, Mich. This tall lad has had a good deal of experience in high school, and last year was an all-star cage of Michigan in his class.


The residents of Rarnold All knish to wake it mown that on Friday evening, December 7th, from 8: 00 to 11: 00, the building bill we open for inspection by those furious and crlendly ron-nesidonts who cish to wome. At tiss thime even the spale mecies bill we wordially celcomed! Nelieve it or not! Fring your briends and have the lime of your tife.


Kansas Guidance Association Will Meet Here In Early Spring

The Kansas Guidance Association is to hold a state conference on guidance and counceling at McPherson College in late March or early April of 1935. This will be the first conference of its kind in the state. High school, college, and industrial personnel and guidance people, and all others who are interested in the field will be invited and welcome at the conference. Programs and announcements will be available in January.

In its annual session during the teachers’ convention at Hutchinson, the Kansas Vocational Guidance Association changed the name of the organization to the Kansas Guidance Association so as to widen the scope of its work and include persons in the personnel field who ore not altogether interested in its vocational aspects. At this meeting Dean Fred A. Replogle of McPherson College was elected for a third term as president of the association. Calvin O. Evans, Director of Guidance in the Pratt, Kansas schools, was re-elected secretary-treasurer. T. H. Vaughn of Winfield. Alden Salser of Wichita, and S. Ezra McCulloh of Windom were appointed to the executive committee to assist the officers in planning the program for the association during the year.

Mr. Brant Holme, manager of the Morton Suit Co., Hutchinson, Dean O. W. Baldwin of Friends University Wichita, Dean Leslie Sipple of the University of Wichita, and Professor S. M. Dell of McPherson College participated in the program at Hutchinson.


Carpenter and Wiggins Placed On All Conference Team By Sport Officials


Pauls, Binford, and Vasquez Named

For Second Team In Kansas

Conference Circuit

Two McPherson College football men, Russell Carpenter and Leonard Wiggins, were placed on the mythical all-Kansas conference team, which was selected by the coaches in the conference and Gene Kemper, sports editor of the Topeka Daily Captial.

On the second team, McPherson placed Mike Vasquez at guard, Harold Binford at quarterback, and Walter Pauls at end. Pauls was also selected the captain of the second team. For honorable mention, Mc-Pherson was represented by Orval Eddy, guard, and Lee Marquis Haun, halfback.

Concerning Wiggins, Kemper said: “Leonard Wiggins, McPherson and Merlin Pettey, Ottawa, finally slid onto the contested end positions after healed struggles with Chet Lemon, Bethany, and "Whitey" Pauls, McPherson. Wiggins sneaked in by virtue of a second team vote over Pauls. Lemon, a favorite of many officials, did not poll heavily among the coach-

Of Carpenter, the sports editor wrote: "The nimble member of the backfield quarter Carpenter received so many votes that he must have had a great year under Melvin Binford and Lester Selves. He was at best in the open and was one of the best de-fensive backs in the league. "

Those chosen on the mythical eleven were as follows: Ends—Merlin Pettey, Ottawa: Leonard Wiggins, McPherson: tackles—Merrill Hards, Kansas Wesleyan: Kenneth Brown, Baker: center - Sam Haskin, Baker (Captain)quarterback Gerald Barker, Ottawa; halfbacks Sidney Smith, Kansas Wesleyan:     Russell

Carpenter. McPherson:    fullback—

Bernie Hinkle. C. of E.

Members of the second team include Lemon, Bethany, and Pauls, McPherson (Captain), as ends; Heine, Baker, and Williams, Kansas Wesleyan, as tackles: Vasquez, McPherson, and Newbery, C. of E., as guards; Blair, Kansas Wesleyan, as center: Binford, McPherson, as quar-terback; Inslee, Kansas Wesleyan, and Harzman, of C. of E. as halfbacks; and Holman, Baker, as fullback.

Honorable mention ratings were given to Hollister, Baker; Lee. C. of E.; and Lobdell, Kansas Wesleyan, as ends: Eddy, McPherson; Dissinger, Baker: and Sponge, Bethany, as j guards: Hoener, C. of E., as center; and Hartleym Bethany: Thornburg, Ottawa: Albertson, Baker; Elder, Ot-tawa; and Haun, McPherson, as back field men.


Bulldogs To Play Coyotes At Salina Next Year—Schedule Announced

The annual home Thanksgiving Day game was abandoned last Saturday at a meeting of coaches and other officials of the Kansas conference at Topeka. The Bulldogs’ Turkey Day game for next year will be at Salina against Kansas Wesleyan, but in the fall of 1936 the Coyotes will come to McPherson for conference game on Thanksgiving.

McPherson college has signed a two year contract with Kansas Wesleyan. It formerly was a tradition of the Bulldogs to play Bethany college, Lindsborg, on Thanksgiving, but this game was eliminated a few years

At the Topeka meeting which was attended by Coach Melvin J. Binford and Prof. J. H. Fries from McPherson, the now football schedules for (Continued on Page Two)


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Consolidation Necessary

Those mentors of modern education who have torn their hair in attempting to solve the problems incidental to decreased enrollment and lowered endowments should be interested in the consolidation movement in process among colleges over the country.

This movement is well exemplified at Hendrix College at Conway, Ark., which is now celebrating the events of its founding fifty years ago. This consolidation of three colleges saves $60, 000 a year in overhead expenses, reduces the cost of plant and plant maintenance, and increases its financial resources. Further, it widens the constituency and retains the benefits of the small college.

A second recent move is the federation plan of the colleges of Toronto. These small colleges are in close association with the university and carry with it the chief advantages of the university.

Closely related to this plan is the plan of the Claremont Colleges of California. Each has Its separate corporation and student body, while the corporation provider for common needs, like library and science buildings. From all recent, indications some such solution of our problems of higher education must be worked out: a course lying somewhere between the large university and the small college, one with the intellectual advantages of the university and the human advantages of the college.


Kenneth Weaver    Edna Reiste    Ruth Hawbaker    Russell Carpenter

Velma Watkins    Barbara Petz    John Friesen    Robert Booz

Iva Walker    Kurtis Naylor    Donald Evans    Paul Boot

Mike Vasquez    Dorothy Matson    Orval Eddy    Agnes Bean

Ernest Sweetland    Wanda Hoover    Arthur De Vor    Glen Austin

Emma Schmidt    Franklin Hiebert    Woodrow Dannenburg

Red Cross Not Immune

In an editorial of the November 28, 1934 issue, the Christian Century reviews a detailed article by J. L. Spivak printed in the American Mercury. November 1934, in which Mr. Spivak charges the Red Cross with "shady business" and calls for a congressional investigation.

The governing body of the Red Cross consists of a central committee of eighteen, six of whom are elected by the local Red Cross chapter delegates, the rest being chosen, some by the President of the United States, and others by the board of incorporators, composed of sixty-five members. Obviously this places control of the Red Cross in the hands of the President and the incorporators. Mr, Spivak states that of this board of incorporators "28 are presidents or directors of banks; " 12 are closely connected with banks; “11 are politicians with close banking and military interests": "4 are definitely military (general, admiral, ex-American Legion commander), 2 are business men, 1 is a Pittsburg coal operator, 2 are lawyers, 1 is a director of banks, 2 are university professors, 1 is a conservative labor leader noted for his ‘patriotism’. " He states also that the personnel of the central committee is similar.

The Christian Century editorial points out that Mr. Spivak charges, rather undeniably, that the Red Cross is largely under military control. "The question whether the Christian church, which is well on the way to a complete break with the war system, can consistently make the Red Cross the agent of its philanthropy end charity has not hitherto been raised. But it must now be faced along with the question of the church’s support of the military chaplaincy. If religion means to fake seriously its own renunciation of war. "

Bernice Needy spent Thanksgiving with friends in Darlow.


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Your Last Game

Fond memories of college days will be carried forth by students of '35. In dramatics, forensics, or athletics certain events of the years will stand out as important. Significant in the events of the football man’s life has passed with his last football game.

That last game should represent in your memory a sport in which clean sportsmanship has been uppermost: in which companionship with the squad has been a means of cementing friendships; and in which a devotion and loyalty to the college has been engendered.

Your "last game" is not your last game. The future holds the same possibilities for work in the same spirit. For the seven men who are playing their last game this idea can be fully appreciated.

Real Appreciation

Football men often feel that the breach between them and their most active supporters of the city is broad. Having contacted them only through the cheering sections and the sidelines, the feeling "apart" is a difficult one to overcome.

Business men of the city took an opportunity to remove any possibility of this feeling Tuesday evening. The occasion was the banqueting of thirty-three members of the football squad by the Rotary Club. Speeches from football players and the business men broke any possible barriers between the two.

The club should be complimented on its willingness to show an added spirit of enthusiasm at the close of the season.

Opportunity for Renewal of Student Effort

Decision of the Supreme Court that land grant colleges ran enforce compulsory military courses will come as a blow to many student protestors in the interest of peace through non-cooperation with the military training system. The court was unanimous in its belief that the University of California students cannot continue their work at the university without military training.

The decision, however, does not rue that the prospects for Raymond McMahon in his case with the officials at Kansas State are any more discouraging. Since the court did not rule on whether land grant colleges are required to teach courses in military training, an opportunity is left for those who believe that compulsory training should he abandoned to renew their efforts.

Morley gave a smothered yelp of delight at a luncheon at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) the other day when a professor described the difference between a university and an insane asylum.

"You have to show improvement to get but of the asylum, " said the professor.

A Harvard University (Cambridge. Mass. ) philosophy professor was pointing his lecture-room barbs at an "intelligence test" prepared by a psychology department. In which one of the questions read, "what would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? ”

"You might, " commented the professor, "sit down on a stump and chew your fingernails, but it probably would be smarter to look for the moss on the north side of the Ph. D. who wrote the examination. "


These darn cold wintry blasts have almost frozen Dame Rumor out of existence. As we sit in an icy history room, or an equally cold gov’t class room our senses are almost too benumbed to think up any scandal for this week. But here’s what we have:

What famous chemistry assistant likes to drive his Oldsmobile so fast that he gets picked up by the police in Wichita? And what same assistant talks a judge out of $7. 50 fine?

Has any one else notice the affinity between a certain football and basketball player and a happy little Iowa Freshman? Or maybe it’s just our imagination.

According to very special reports received by this agency certain swains were perceived coming for their lady love at such a late hour as 10: 30 during vacation. Of course the deadline during Thanksgiving was only midnite, but don't ever think folks didn’t use it.

Dr. Hershey—Now suppose we take a fat and an alkali...

Student—What do you mean, a

Dr. Hershey—I mean fat.

Student—Oh, I didn’t know that! fat?

This one is the best of the season. Advice to all students—If you expect to rate on the campus, don’t expectorate on the campus.

According to Dr. Bright, John Smith was sent to America to make Pocohontas famous.

Did you ever have a picture of which you wore especially proud and wanted to show to everybody? Well, Glee’s latest hobby is that of displaying a recent picture of herself and the college crooner. Oh. hum.

We wish to nominate Estelle Baile winner, champion, etc., for the mythical title as Best Squealer in M. C. All the girls say they will gladly concede her the honor.

You know, Monday night there was a big fight down town. Well Monday night Yankee got in a whole hour late. Now we don't see any connection between these facts, but maybe you might.

If you happen to see Sam Stoner around, ask him about his opinions on modern bundling.

If you want the low-down on who the future Mr. and Mrs. will be just look across the table at your partner opposite you. At least that's the method Prof. Dell used and it seems to have worked O. K.

We aren’t positive, but rumors have been slithering around to the effect that the blonde fighter on our campus recently had a date with our little "’bumblebee, '' of whom we've heard in the past. Looks like another case of Beauty and the Beast.



1935 were drafted. Following is the McPherson schedule:

Oct. 11—Ottawa at Ottawa.

Oct. 18—Baker at McPherson.

Nov. 1—Bethany at McPherson.

Nov. 8—C. of E. at McPherson.

Nov. 28—Kansas Wesleyan at Sa-lina.

The Kansas conference faculty representatives re-elected three executive officers for the ensuing year. They are O. E. Deere, Bethany, president; J. H. Fries, McPherson, vice president; and E. J. Cragoe, Baker, secretary-treasurer. These three men were named on an executive committee to revise the conference constitution, to be considered by the conference heads at the spring meeting.

The annual track meet of the conference was awarded to Kansas Wesleyan and will be held May 17 at Salina. Golf and tennis tournaments will be held in connection.

Margaret Oliver returned Sunday

Zelda Brubaker has moved from Arnold Hall to Mrs. Stutsman’s home.


Lillian Peterson spent Thanksgiving vacation at her home in Hutchin-

Viola Harris, Paul and Glen Turner went to Stockton for Thanksgiving. They visited with Paul and Glen's sister.

Leta Wine was at her home in Nebraska for Thanksgiving.

Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Hershey had as dinner guests Thanksgiving Day. Lu-cile Hornbaker, Joy Cullen, and the R. E. Mohler family.

During vacation. Evelyn Pierce was the guest of Emma Schmidt at the latter’s home.

Alma Rodabaugh and Harold Crist motored to St. John. Kans., where they spent Thanksgiving with friends.

Twyla Reed visited during the Thanksgiving holidays with Modena Kauffman at Topeka. Twyla's par-ents also visited in the Kauffman home.

Neva Root spent the vacation holidays in Newton visiting with her par-ents and grandparents.

Mary Miller was a guest of Elrae Carlson's during the vacation.

Wanda Hoover spent the weekend in Wichita visiting relatives.

Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Harnly and son, John, had as guests Thanksgiving. Mrs. Ira Witmore and daughter, Miss Naomi, of Otis, Kans. Miss Witmore is a graduate of M. C.

Mrs. E. S. Strickler and son, Har-old, a former student nt McPherson College, arrived in McPherson recently from their home in ElCentro, Calif., for a visit at the home of Mrs. Strickler's sister, Mrs. H. J. Harnly and family.

Wanda Hoover read Brooks' story. "The Swan Song, ’’ in the regular Y. W. meeting Tuesday morning. While Miss Hoover read, Corrine Bowers softly played various violin selections. The prelude and postlude were played by Viola Harris.

The annual Y. W. silver tea has been announced for Sunday, December 16. This affair is in the form of a benefit. Funds received from the social will be used by the Y organization to give a Christmas party for several children of the community. The children which are invited to this party are suggested by the Red

All ladies of the community and college girls are invited to the ten which will be held in the Y. W. room.

Professor A. C. Voran and Dean F. A. Replogle spent Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday at Camp Wood, the state Y. M. C. A. camp near Elmdale, Kansas, in a session of the “Hillltoppers, " a small group of leaders who are giving their special attention to youth leadership in local churches.

An egotist is an "I” specialist.


John Kauffman ................ Dec. 8

Martha Forney............... Dec. 13

In Other Schools

Liquor flasks, rat traps, and market baskets, all made of stone, have been unearthed by Dr. Leroy Waterman of the University of Michigan. These stone objects, which dated back to 143 B. C., were found at Seleucia, Mesopotamia.

Left-handed plug-pong is being instituted at the University of Minnesota in order to cure stammering students of this defect in their speech.

It is stated that the Sing Sing football team plays a cleaner game of ball than the average college team.

Students at the University of Missouri may now take out insurance against failing in their courses. If a student flunks, the company gives him enough insurance money to pay his way through a summer school session.

Between 900 and 1000 students at the University of Michigan will be provided with part-time jobs this year through the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, according to a report made by Professor L. M. Gram. F. E. R. A. director at the university.

Dean F. A. Replogle spent Thursday and Friday of the Thanksgiving vacation at Sterling, Kansas, where he acted as one of the leaders in the Kansas Epworth League Institute. The sessions of the institute on "Boy and Girl Relations" were handled by. Mr. Replogle.


Students To Study Governmental Process

By Actually Working In Various Offices

The apprenticeship system of training young people for government service will make its appearance on a national scale early in 1935, according to The Christian Science Monitor.

Between 50 and 125 college students chosen by faculties in accredited colleges in all sections of the country will go to Washington for the months of February and March to study the government by actually working in various offices. The lecturers will be officials of the government, and the teachers will be social science professors on leave of absence from their colleges.

Students will be selected from juniors, seniors, or recent graduates on requirements similar to those for Rhoades scholars. Scholastic standing, interest in political affairs, and qualities of leadership will be considered. A restricted number of scholarships will furnish transportation to and from Washington. In addition to board and room for the

For heaven's sake—

At the University of Alabama a girl has just enrolled in a boxing course.

At Northwestern University, the men have just organized a knitting

It sort of looks as though the political science professors may as well fold up their tents. Their varied theories of values in politics do not seem to apply to student politics. At the University of Missouri (Columbia) student election, 300 more votes were cast than there are students. Like occurences are reported at Ohio State and at Michigan.

Uncle Oscar Attends Formal Dinners

All dormitory students who did not go home for Thanksgiving were entertained at two semi-formal dinners, Thursday and Friday evening. The tables on Friday evening were arranged in a circle in the south side of the hall. The room was dimly lighted by candles. While dinner was being served a radio furnished music.

After dinner everybody went up-stairs to the parlors and gathered around the piano to sing and a very nice time was had by all. Even, also, and including the cooks. After the social period the students retired to their respective rooms where they dutifully studied and proceeded to bed.

two months.

Library Gets New Books "Make Your Own Jobs," a book intended to be of practical asistance ment, by Violet Ryder and H. B. Doust has been purchased by the library.

Among other new books are "Nutrition" by M. Ahlborn, "Nutrition and Physical Fitness" by L. J. Bo-gent, Untermeyer's" Modern American Poetry," Garcia's "Manual Hints on Singing," and E. L. Bosworth’s “Life and Teachings of Jesus."

The excession records of the library now show 12,000 books. This number includes all of the lost and discarded books.

PREPAREDNESS For all your days prepare.

And meet them ever alike;

When you are the anvil, hear— When you ore the hammer, strike.

— Edwin Markham.

This year and last the Y. M. has sponsored a ping pong tournament in which there has been considerable interest. Suggestions are in order for a tournament of the same type sponsored by the Y. W. that is if they are disposed to accept such a masculine sport in a feminine way.

New way to cram: "Rend detective stories the night before an ex-amination if you have studied, the subject consistently during the semester." Is the advice given by Christopher Morley, novelist.


Basketball Coach and His Dog Were Familiar Sight on Euclid Street

McPherson college was nicknamed the "Bulldogs” in 1917 by sports

writers and others over the state who then saw in the college a rising athletic team that would secure high rank among the denominational schools of Kansas.

It was a 60-pound white English bulldog, ‘‘Ben" by name, from which the college received its title of Bulldogs. "Ben" was not an ordinary dog. He was never grouchy and was a friend of everybody. On the basketball court between halves at games he would perform and romp with his master and the team and his fame as a mascot soon spread over the state. He went to all the games, no matter whether the game was at home or on foreign courts.

"Ben's” master was E. D. Verink, secretary of the McPherson Y. M. C. A. and also basketball coach at McPherson college. Verink is now a missionary in China and has been in the foreign field since leaving this city.

One of the common sights on East Euclid street when "Ben" was “going to college" wag Verink on his bicycle. He always rode a bicycle back and forth from the college, with the big bulldog in a harness pulling him. "Ben" seemed delighted in pulling his master. Verink was seldom seen on his bicycle with "Ben” not pulling him.

McPherson college didn't have a football team in 1917. It was not until the school year of 1919 and 19 20 that the first football team was organized. Another Y. M. C. A. secretary was the first coach. W. E. Daniels. He coached the Bulldogs for two seasons and in the fall of 1921 the first regular and full time coach was obtained. “Dutch" Lon-berger, now head basketball coach of Northwestern, was the first regular coach.

McPherson’s colors of red and white were chosen shortly after the college was formed nearly 55 years ago. The colors have remained the same throughout the years, and are even incorporated in the college

Here and There During Vacation

The Thanksgiving holiday was spent in various ways by the students of McPherson College. Many journeyed to their homes to the arms of fond parents; several joined their sweethearts—or took them home with them—: and many of the less fortunate remained in McPherson and froze their toes at the Ottawa football game—but it was worth it.

Among those who went home were Lowell Haldeman and Gerald Denny, who spent the four days in Hope. Harold Zuhars deviated from his usual habit of going to Lyons to see the girl friend and went to his home in Peabody instead. Everett Brown took his inseparable companion, Gerald Custer, home with him to Wichita. Lowell Brubaker visited his parents in Colorado.

Among the vacationers at whom Cupid's darts appear to have been flying were Russell Carpenter and Pauline Abuhl, who motored Friday morning to Russell's home at Sa-betha. Faithe Ketterman, accompanied by Newell "Tuffy" Wine, '34, went to her home in Abilene after the game Thursday. Robert Bowman, '34, Quinter, came to McPherson for Thanksgiving to visit his friends, not the least of whom is the blonde junior who stays at Replo-gle's. Even Lester Pote journeyed to McPherson to see his one and only Edna.

Why theologians throw up their hands:

Answers to Queries at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) showed that no one student in a class of 160 had any doubts about the truth of evolution and that only 20 per cent of another large class admitted they had ever heard of Pon-thrus Pilate.

Vernon Michael, visited friends in St. John during vacation.

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restraining order. His application for a temporary injunction and the state's motion to dismiss the proceedings are due to be argued in the

The student has objected to the enforced military training on two grounds—religious and that the federal land grant accepted by the state did not require compulsory military training as contended by school authorities.

Boynton said in his motion to dismiss he would argue that the board of regents had the right to compel such a course at the school and also that military training was required at land grant colleges under terms of the grant.

“Government, federal and state," said the opinion delivered by Justice Butler, "each in its own sphere owes a duty to the people within its juris-diction to preserve itself in adequate strength to maintain pease and order and to assure the just enforcement of law. And every citizen owes the reciprocal duty, according to his capacity, to support and defend government against all enemies.

"Plainly there is no ground for the contention that the regents order requiring able bodied male students under the age of 24, as a condition of their enrollment, to take the prescribed instructions in military science and tactics, transgresses any constitutional right asserted by these applicants.”

Adventurers Roam In Far-Away Parts

Five young Psuedo-Utopians seeking a taste of a simpler life journeyed into the comparatively uncivilized hills of southern Missouri over the Thanksgiving vacation, and enjoyed life at its loftiest for a period of five days.

Wiser through experience yet fired with a new enthusiasm, the quintet returned to civilization with startling tales of noncalant meditation among spine (hilling dangers, such as bats, bears, and rabid (rabbit) indigestion.

"Pigeon Roost Cave" was for several days the sole habitat of the Utopians and the beautiful trickling stream which meandered from its entrance served as refrigerator, wash basin, dish pan, and drinking fountain.

The theme song "Wood Smoke Hurts Your Eyes" was rendered throughout each meal from soup to marshmallows, this number was also very popular with the cooks.

One member of the group suffered particularly from indigestion, and in attempting to relieve the diaphragmatic pressure by use of the second and index fingers applied vigorously in attempting to reach the base of the esophagus, presented a study in supreme agony and disgust.

Having passed through all the hazards of a back to nature movement with but few scratches, the five returned home filled with new vigor as a result of the pilgrimage.



Carpenter Scores Touchdown In First Quarter—Zuhars Does Outstanding Work

On a new sod field, located just west of the city limits between Kan-sas avenue and Marlin street, the McPherson College Bulldogs closed their 1934 football season by defeating the Ottawa Braves, 7-0. The three-day rain prior to the day of the game made it impossible to use the McPherson Athletic park field which has a non-sod surface.

Despite the cold weather a large crowd was out to see the Canine eleven in their last game. In this game, seven of the McPherson players saw service for the last time. This contest offered sport fans a chance to see some of their favorites in action in their final stride. The men that are to be graduated are Captain Leonard Wiggins, Walter Pauls, Russell Carpenter, Harold Binford, Orval Eddy, Herbert Glover and Walter Weddle.

The Erickson crew won the toss and chose to defend the oast goal. McPherson kicked to Ottawa and the Braves punted back to the McPherson 45-yard line on the kickoff play. The Bulldogs drove to the Ottawa 15-yard line where they lost the ball on downs. Ottawa punted to McPherson and the Bulldogs drove deep into the territory of the Braves where Carpenter running behind perfect interference scored on an 11-yard run off right tackle. Haun kicked the extra point. McPherson kicked off to Ottawa and after tanking a first down on their 35-yard line, the Braves were forced to kick. McPherson worked the ball into scoring territory only to be held for downs. The quarter ended with the pigskin in Ottawa's possession deep in their own territory.

The Braves kicked to mid-field, and the Bulldogs, on successive plays, drove to the 15-yard line where they were again held by the then from Ottawa. The opponents kicked out of danger to the McPherson 46-yard line. Zuhars came into the game to replace Carpenter. On the first play, this substitute halfback carried the ball off tackle and eluded several tacklers to be run out of bound on the Ottawa 15-yard line after having made a 40-yard run. This play was called back and a penalty of 15 yards was imposed upon the local team for tripping. Then the Bulldogs were forced to punt. Ottawa could not gain, so they kicked to the McPherson 45-yard line. McPherson started a march down field for the Ottawa goal, having gained three successive downs when the half ended.

Ottawa kicked off to McPherson to start the second half, and Bur-ress returned the ball to the 50-yard line. The Bulldogs started down the field only to have the Braves tighten their defense and hold the local squad in the shadow of their goal. The Braves rallied and made two first downs before, they were forced to punt. McPherson, taking the ball in mid-field, was held for downs. Wiggins kicked out of bound on the opponents' 12-yard line. Ottawa kicked to mid-field as the quarter ended.

Nearly all of the last quarter found the Canine eleven marching down the gridiron to the shadow of the Braves' goal. At this point the Braves would hold and kick out of immediate danger only to have the process repeated. Just before the game ended the Ottawa team completed two passes to place the ball in mid-field when, the gun sounded that ended the game.

The starting, line-ups were as follows:


Eddy    L.T.    Pitts

Moore    L.G.    Gedound

Rock    C.    Marti

Vasques    R.G.    D. Dorty

Weddle R.T.    Eagles

Pauls    R. E.    Pettey

Binford    Q.    Barker

Haun    R. H.     Elder

Carpenter    L.H.    Thornberg

Glover    F.     Frear

Officials: Referee, McLean: Umpire, Thomas; Head Linesman.



Orval Eddy

The Bulldogs closed their, season with a 7-0 defeat of the Ottawa Braves. It was the Braves that robbed McPherson of the championship a year ago—so it was sweet revenge for the veteran Bulldogs!

That was a very nice run made by Zubars in the second quarter even though the play was called back and a 15-yard penalty imposed. This lad should be given much credit for the success of the Bulldog offense. Indications are that Harold should have a great season next full.

The Ottawa men fought gamely on their goal line. All but once they turned back the offensive attack of the Binford-Selves crew in their pay territory.

Congratulations to the all-conference men—Carpenter and Wiggins. These two players showed, up well all season and were chosen by the coaches of the conference circuit as representatives on the mythical eleven.

Pauls, Vasquez, and Binford were good enough to make the second team. It is the opinion of many that they are good enough for anybody's all-star selection. Pauls was chosen as captain of this team. If it were not for a personal grudge that one of the coaches in the loop holds against "Whitle,” it is quite possible that this member of the Canine squad would have been placed on the first team.

The new field that was made for the Thanksgiving day game proved to be the best that the Bulldogs have played on this year. Erickson, Otta-wa coach, said that it was the boat field in the state. The native sod made it a fairly fast field despite the wet weather.

Seven Bulldogs played their last football for McPherson College when they met the Ottawa Braves. They were Captain Wiggins, Pauls, Carpenter, Binford, Weddle, Eddy and Glover. All of these men except


By College News Service

Science dispatch: People might as well live in glass bouses if, experiments of Professor Giuseppe Calli-garts of the Royal University of Rome lead to anything. Before an amazed audience of doctors and scientists, the neuro-psychologist is said to have recently caused a man to "see" through a wall and describe minutely objects and persons on the other side—all by pressing on him hear the thorax.

"If I find the right spot to push, my subject may be able to look around corners," Professor Giuseppe predicts. And maybe find prosperity?

Dr. Walter F. Dexter of Whittier College recently discovered the law of gravitation is not confined to physics laboratories. His automobile, parked in front of his hillside home, suddenly developed brake trouble and raced downhill, struck a rock and overturned. Dr. Dexter was not in the car—he merely watched the demonstration.

When a chemistry student of Los Angeles Junior College, on a field trip, found ten sticks, of dynamite in an abandoned gold mine, he thought it would be much better than a red apple if placed lovingly on his instructor's desk. But when he contemplated his subsequent removal from that curriculum the apple idea seemed better. He did not know the powder had crystallized into dangerous nitro-glyccerine, enough to blow the college clear out of Los Angeles. At least to the city limits.

At thy Syracuse University S. A. E. house they call him “Jerry" and he sleeps in an overcoat pocket. "Jerry" was found with a broken leg last summer by Eugene Erway, a pre-med student, who set his fractured limb and nursed him back to health with

the last two-named, Eddy and Glover, have been with the team four years. Eddy has ben with the Bulldogs three years, having his first year of college competition at Mt. Morris College, Ill. Glover, has only been with the team this year, having had two years of experience under Coach Binford at Hutchinson Junior College. Herbert came to McPherson after a year with Emporia Teachers.

milk fed thru an eyo-dropper. "Jerry" is the fond mascot of the house. He is a lil' squirrel.

When Henry Postoway came to Miami University to play football he was happy to see elaborate preparations made for his arrival. Even an extra edition of the university newspaper was published, because the freshman was the 2500th student to enroll. He declares the next time he comes into public notice it will be “on my own merits.”

Fort Hays College have a ballroom dancing sponsor. This year the: class is exceptionally large, it being necessary, to divide the class, the beginners and advanced students.

A mathematician's son entered the 10th grade at 9. reads 2000 words a minute, and studies calculus.

Kansas Wesleyan's library has 500 new volumes which were donated by friends, individuals, and others.

Indians were queer. When they were naming fall, Indian summer why didn’t they name spring, Indian winter?

Higher education in California is cheaper than in Eastern and European schools, according to a survey released by the Bank of America in Los Angeles.

Emporia State Teacher's College bought at an auction sale a $42,500 pipe organ for $5000.

Nevada U. freshman are required to climb Penvine Mountain and give its annual coat of whitewash.

Lucille Ullery spent Thanksgiving with relatives in Bellview, Kansas.

Miss Alice Gill was at her home in Lawrence over the holidays.

Clark Appointed Photo Assistant

Otho Clark has been recently appointed to assist Joe E. and Leone Shirk, snap-shot editors in taking pictures for the Quad of M. C. students in characteristic poses.

Miss Naomi Witmore, '31, was the guest of honor at an informal party given by Vernon Michael Saturday evening. Other guests wore Beth and Jo Wagoner, John Harnly, Harold Strickler, Zelda Brubaker, Elizabeth Bowman, Opal Marchand, Paul Heckman, and Marvin Michael.

Betty Lou Cameron and Dorothy Miller visited at Monitor Sunday.