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Approximately $200 was handed down by last year’s Student Council for the Student Union. The Quadrangle turned in a profit of $43 and the Spectator a profit of $7. This money plus the surplus item in this year’s budget of the Student Council will be used for the project. An additional small amount of money will be needed which may be raised by programs, subscriptions, and donations. Accurate estimates concerning the funds on hand nnd the money needed will be available in about a week.

It is hoped that the Student Union will satisfy the need for a place to spend leisure time in friendly chats, recreational reading, and at the same time "provide a suitable meeting room for the Y. M. C. A., committees, and other groups. The room will be open at all hours during the day, and will be available at all times. Student committees will supervise and care for the room.



The dramatic art class spent last week working on marionettes. Miss Della Lehman and Miss Ada Brunk supervised the making of the marionette stage and dolls some time ago; now the students have been dressing the figures, making the back scenery, making properties, sewing the curtains, and writing the script. Mem-bers of the class plan to put on a marionette show sometime in the future.



The program of the joint meeting or the Y. M. and Y. W. Tuesday morning was presented by members of the Y organization of Bethel College. In charge of their president, Art Landis. As the opening devotion, Edmund Miller read a poem; then Miss Martha Fenner gave a vocal solo.

The remainder of the program consisted of a play, prepared and presented , by members of the comparative religion class of Bethel. The play concerned a young man, played by Felix Schrag, who is in search of truth and satisfaction in religion. He is approached first by a Hindu priest, played by Ted Voth, and secondly by a Buddhist priest, enacted by Bill Yanke, who present the tenets of their respective religions. Then the representative of the Christian religion, Reynold Weinbrenner, comes to the young man and convinces him that Christianity is the one and only religion for him. The play is ended by a vocal trio composed of Misses Martha Penner, Gustie Plett, and Ruth Roth.


Thursday. Dec. 13—Holiday Tea for Freshmen by Home Ec Department. Friday, Dec. 14—Chemistry Social, 7 p. m.

—Christmas Banquet for the football squad.

Sunday, Dec. 16—Silver Tea. Y. W. Room. 2:30 p. m.

—C. B. meeting, College Church, 6:30 p. m.

Tuesday. Dec. 18--Y. W., Y. M., C. E, and World Service Joint Christmas program at 10 a. m.


The Juniors and seniors have in all their pictures and proofs at the "Quad" office. The sophomores have 4 pictures yet to be taken and the freshmen lack 19. These remaining 23 students are urged to get their pictures taken immediately.

The Juniors were rewarded for their active campaign in the contest of promptness in having pictures taken by finishing first and winning the $10 prize.

This year there is a possibility that every member of each class and the school will be represented in the "Quad." At the present    about

one-half the faculty pictures have been taken besides the informal pic-tures of the faculty that will be fea-lured in the nnnupl. It will he Interesting to note that there is a further possibility that the faculty will be represented 100 per cent in the pictorial section.

It looks as if another good "Quad" is going to be produced. Have you given your order for your annual yet?


Dr. J. J. Yoder talked at World

Service, Tuesday evening, about "What Should Be College Students’ Attitude Toward Missions." Dr. Yoder has been connected with mission work for many years and has made trips to some of the foreign fields. He has the privilege of giving his consent to missionaries that go to the foreign fields.

It is his idea that students who want to do mission work should fit themselves for it while in college.

Debate Trip Proves to Be “Quest for the

"Holy Grail or Something” for Orators

thought I was writing a fairy tale -I mean the third gentleman wasn’t so polite; as a matter of fact he wasn’t even a gentleman. Of course we have to give him credit for the fact that he might have been sore because we made him walk half a block to our car. Still, that doesn’t make him a gentleman. Now this guy looks like a small-stuff business man, and he had just left his office when we whistled at him. When he

pops this eyeopenor on him. "Do you have an opinion on what causes the dearth of talent in the international smuggling ring?" The gentleman, pardon me, I mean the brute, gets blue in the face. Just like a thundercloud, you know, and says, "Yes, I have. You can — " And with that he made off. After a bit of appropriate razzing, we likewise wended car way on toward Winfield. Now our fourth and final victim was a man who was pouring hot water on his frozen radiator. We risked the possibility of his being mad already, and Weaver broached him with this Chinese puzzle: "Can you give us your opinion op the World Court?'’ Now this guy was not as hostile as his immediate predecessor, but he

was no better informed. He says, only, "I sure can’t follow, I don't know." And so we were no wiser than before, and slightly chagrined.

Thus ended our quest for the holy grail, or something, and we went on. Booz and Weaver rejoicing in the anticipated cokes, which they had rightfully won.

When we got to Winfield we had to settle down to work and debate, of course. There were debaters from

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Schwalm and Replogle Attend Sessions of Deans, Registrars, and Presidents


Local Dean is Chosen as President of Kansas Association of Col-leguate Registrars

Dean Fred A. Replogle attended the meeting of the Kansas Association of College Deans and the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars at the College of Emporia last Saturday. At this same time, Dr. V. F. Schwalm attended the sessions of the presidents of the Kansas Council of Church Colleges. A joint meeting of the presidents, deans, and regis-trars was held in the morning. In the afternoon, each group met alone. At the meeting in the forenoon an address on "The New Standards of the North Central Association" was given by Dean Stouffer. A discussion, "Liberalizing the Transfer of Credits" was led by Dr. Lull.


Plans for Student Union Are Tentative Arranged by Governing Body


Room To Be Located In Sharp Base-

ment; Decorative Furnishing a Feature of Project

The Student Union, a parlor for the use of students and student organizations, is to be an outstanding project of the Student Council this year. The need for such a room having been realized last year, plans were started which are soon to make the dream a reality. The parlor is to be a student room for student use. It will be finished, decorated, and furnished as well as the best of parlors in other colleges. The room will be available to students tor the use of leisure moments, for both formal and informal meetings, committee meetings, receptions, and parties. M. C. students have been impressed by the usefulness of a suitable reception room when they have been received as guests in our neighboring colleges such as Friends. K. S. C., and C. of K. while in debate, athletic, or other representative groups.

Plans, such as decorating, furnishing, and financing, are being cared for by Student Council committees. The idea has already had the unanimous approval of the executive board. The plans are, as yet, not definitely set, but at present are promising. There are a few business matters which must be straightened out before actual work can begin.

The Student Union will be located in Sharp Hall. The west partition of what is now the classroom of Pro-fessor Hess will be removed, thus making one large room of the two south rooms. The room will be completely remodeled, refinished, and furnished with artistic care so that it will rank with the best of parlors. The room will have a floor space sixty-three feet by twenty-five feet. Ten windows will admit natural light to add to the cheerfulness of the room. The two doors will be replaced with new doors. A new oak floor will be laid, the walls will be replastered, and new light fixtures will be installed. With a fund of about $400 to $500 it will be unnecessary to use any second class materials or furnishings. Magazines and newspapers will be included among the useful furnishings.


One Hundred Ninety-Five Call On Arnold Girls Friday, Dec. 7.

For many years, it has been an annual custom of the girls of Arnold Hall to hold "Open House." At this time, all the friends of the residents of the hall are invited on an inspection tour of the girls' living quarters. The event this year was held last Friday evening from 8 until 11 o'clock.

Mrs. M. W. Emmert matron of the ladies' domicile was head hostess of the evening. Each guest registered as he entered the building, "Mother" Emmert's report shows that 195 visitors called during the evening.

Dainty refreshments consisting of iced punch and wafers were served. The hostesses, who presided at the punch bowl during the evening, were Mrs. Ellen Wagoner, Mrs. A. J. Vor-an, Miss Jessie Brown, and Mrs. Em-

Each girl acted as hostess in her room, serving light refreshments to her guests.

Just why anyone would want to know what happened on the way to, at, and on the way back from Winfield is more than I can tell, but the Spec editor seems to think that it would make good space filler, so here

Bright and early Friday morning sixteen young hopefuls who had spent several weeks of intensive training for the event left for the Winfield Tournament at Southwestern. Now this story would be incomplete if we didn't tell you what happened in Wichita. Weaver wanted to stop in Wichita, so to appease the boy, Booz. , (the driver) said that we would try an experiment and find out what the people in the state of Kansas think about international issues. So with suitable stakes set up to back the enterprise in the form of a bet, Weaver and Boot agreed to ask four individuals on the streets of Wichita appropriate questions on the aforesaid subject.

The first man appeared to be fresh out of college, not too dumb, and yet not too intelligent. Booz, stops the ear and says: "What do you think of the present international situation?" The chappie grins and gets pink behind the ears and thinks for a moment. Then he says, "Well, it’s hard to say." So we drive on.

The second man was also quite young, and seemed to be on his way to his office. After calling him over to the car. Weaver asks. "Can you tell us what you think of the redent expulsion of the Hungarians from Jugoslavia?" This gentleman like-wise grinned, scratched his head and said, "No, I can’t tell you." So we went on again.

Now the third bear—pardon me, I


The program committee of the College Church wishes to express its gratitude to the many students who have responded to the call for increased attendance at the worship services. There has been a special effort made to offer sincere challenges through these services in the hope that the college students would find the time spent there worthwhile. The presence of a large group of college people is a source of real inspiration to tho committees In charge and to those who help in the programs.

We are indebted to the Church for our College. It is through the con-cern of the Church for the welfare of youth that many of us are permitted to attend. Does it not seem, then, that we should consider it a privilege to reciprocate by supporting the church program by regular attendance? You need what the church offers—and in turn, the church needs what you can offer.

The morning worship hour on Sunday, December 16, will follow the regular order of service, Rev J. S. Sherfy delivering the address. At 7:30 p. m. there will he presented a musical program of varied type of Christmas selections.


Two Teams Advance Three Rounds Into Elimination —Large Tournament

McPherson debaters were permitted to forego many of their strenuous practices this week following the interstate debate tournament at Win-field last Friday and Saturday.

Monday the entire debate group met for a short session to discuss the problems arising out of the tourna-ment and the possibility of rearrange-ment of cases. One other practice was arranged for this week and one

In the men's division of the elimination at the Winfield tourney the two McPherson teams advanced three rounds into the elimination, while one of the women’s teams had two rounds in the elimination. Each college was permitted to enter six teams in the elimination part of the tournament, two from each of the men’s women's and junior college divisions. Three rounds of non-decision debates had been engaged in previous to the elimination.

Winners in each of the divisions:

Junior college, Hutchinson

Junior college; men’s division. Nebraska Wesleyan university; women’s division, Bethany college.

This was the largest tournament on record at Winfield with fifty-four


Miss Brown presented a group of piano students in recital on Tuesday night in the chapel auditorium.

The program follows:

Cymbals and Castanets.... Schmoll.....

Miss Esther Kimmel

Hungarian Dance ...... Reinhold

Miss Leone Shirk

Tarantelle A Minor    Dennee

Mr. Warren Need

Mazurka    ................. Rolfe

Miss Margaret David Hungary    Koesling

Mr. G. C. Underwood Chaconne    Durand

Miss Estelle Baile Dunce Caprice    Grieg

Butterfly .............. Grieg

Miss Bernadine Ohmart Minuet    Paderewski

Miss Mandena Sondergard Le Cygne    Tschalkowsky

Miss Evelyn High

To a Wild Rose    Mac Dowell

Autumn ........... MacDowll

Miss Lucile Hornbaker Mazurka G Major    Moszkoski

Les Sylvants    Chaminado

Miss Margaret Poister

Whims ............................. Schumann

Miss Era June Zimmerman

Valse Caprice ............ Hofman

Miss Jessie Miller

For the registrars, Dean Replogle presented a discussion on "Uses of Freshman Intelligence and Placement Tests.” For the deans, he led the discussion on “College Entrance Requirements" and "Workable Curri-cular Changes in Kansas Colleges."

There were about twenty-five deans and registrars present at the convention. Besides Dean Replogle the only other man there filling the dual capacity of both dean and registrar, was Lee of the Kansas State Teachers College at Hays. Every other school has two men filling these places. Larger schools, such as the University of Kansas, sent departmental deans.

Round table discussions on various

problems were conducted during the afternoon.

Dean Replogle was elected president of the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars for the ensuing year. Miss Bundy, registrar of Ottawa University, was selected as vice president, and Miss Hoff, registrar at Friends U.. is the secretary.

The 1935 meeting of these two associations will be hold at Baker University in October.

About ten presidents of denominational colleges convened Saturday afternoon. Problems common to all of them were discussed. Matters concerning a uniform scholarship program were presented. It was planned to have another joint publicity program by all the church colleges. This program will probably be held in April, 1935. Last year such a program was worked out whereby the church colleges advertised by radio, the press and posters to induce Kansas students to attend their schools. Dr. Schwalm was made chairman of the committee to work on these plans for 1936. Other members on the committee are W. B. Fleming of Baker University and W. P. Behan of Ottawa University.


Miss McGaffey Represents College at Sectional Meeting of National Association

Miss Edith McGaffey attended a meeting of the National Health Association Saturday, December 1, at the University of Kansas.

Representatives from colleges and universities of Oklahoma, Nebraska. Missouri, and Kansas met at Watkins Memorial Hospital to organize a sectional unit of the National Health Association.

The main objective of the meeting, effecting the unit organization, was to bring together the efforts of colleges to insure better health to students by a closed co-ordination of medical need and medical care.

Dr. Schroeder of St. Louis University was the main speaker on the program. Chancellor Lindley of K. U. also spoke. In addition, several papers were read by participating Physicians on the subject of "Student Health."


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the wide-awake student of today. His domineering attitude in the matter was climaxed when be sent a squad of highwaymen to the university to prevent Editor Cutrer from printing a letter rebuking the senator for de-claring half-buck Abe Mickal a state

Following this rebuke Puppet President James M. Smith declared the student publication to be under permanent supervision. When the editor and five of his associates resigned twenty-six students were suspended for threatening to cease writing for the paper unless the staff were reinstated.

College students writing for a college audience and representing student opinion alone need no mention. Further expression should he made to student bodies against this dictatorial radical whose views on this matter are revealed in his statement. “This is my university."


Kenneth Weaver    Edna Reiste    Ruth Hawbaker    Russell Carpenter

Verma Watkins    Barabara Petz    John Friesen    Robert Booz

Emma Sweetland    Wanda Hoover Dannenburg Glen Austin

Intra-Mural Basket-Ball Gives Needed Recreation

Intra-mural basketball is here along with

varsity basketball. Is it fun to play inrta-mural basketball? Yes. Is it interesting? Yes. Is it creative? Probably!

This more recent arrangement for basketball playing is growing out of a need on the part of students for participation in this body-building sport. During the years of the famous "prosperity,’’ the privilege of playing basketball was allowed to only a few highly specialized individuals who sacrificed their opportunity to become educated so that they might win more basketball games for the glory of dear old alma mater. This they did while the majority of students looked on, working themselves up to a frenzy, and telling themselves that they were receiving untold benefits from this hysterical outburst -of lopsided emotionalism.

Oh, yes. We don’t know anything about this for sure, but we hear that there were a lot of blind dates last Sunday night. Gosh, looks like MC coeds and fellows can’t make the rift, and it takes some out of town guys to do the work. Tsk, tsk!

If you want a good mechanic to tear up your car and not put it back together again, just see Glenn Webb. He guarantees all work, and says that he is sure not to put anything back right. Also to get the distributor head on backward every time.

We all wonder when a certain senior, who is a chemistry assistant and also a photographer for the Quad, is going to start studying.

The boys in Fannysock have taken to stacking rooms again. Just this week Bollinger got his room neatly fixed by enterprising friends. The language he used when he found his door unfastened and his belongings scattered around is not exactly fit to print.

By College News Service

Conway, Ark.—Faced by economic "starvation" and social strangulation, America’s small colleges today are taking a united stand against extinction in the opinion of J. H. Reynolds, president of Hendrix College.

Seeking through a process of merger to reduce maintenance and over-head expenses, the small colleges as-sertedly are endeavoring to widen their constituency and yet retain the teaching and social benefits of the smaller institution.

In the second place there are other aspects of intelligence which the test do not attempt to answer as well as certain non-intelligence factors such as determination, patience, and imaginative power. At best the tests are arbitrary and are valuable inso-far as they make possible general indications for the purpose of education.

A review of the circumstances un- trip will probably take the entire day der which the resignations wereas they intend to visit Southwestern

Quite obviously, it would be crediting the depression with too much to say that it bad relieved athletics of all its insanity and corruption, vet the depression has served as the blacksmith's forge to heat the commercialized athletic department so that the hammer of experimentation ran beat and shape it into a more sane activity upon the anvil of experience. As this change is being wrought, we see intra-mural sports coming to a more significant position in the college program. We see that highly developed skill Is losing place to a more wholesome idea of common participation and enjoyment, and we see students joining together to engage in a sport not for glory, nor for money, nor for social prestige, but for the spirit of comradeship felt in a common enterprise, for the value of socialized recreation, and for the joy of playing just for the love of playing. The administration and the athletic department of this college deserve approbation and appreciation from the student body for promoting intra-mural athletics.


Friday, December 14, students of the Genetics Department, under the guidance of Professor Mohler will pay a visit to the state home for the mentally infirm at Winfield. The

This consolidation movement is noted at Hendrix College, which is now merged with Henderson-Brown at Arkadelphia and Galloway Woman's College at Searcy.

“Many educational commentators have seen in our system a solution for the future of the small college comparable to the plans tried for the large college by Harvard and Yale in breaking up their student body into houses,” states President Reynolds.

"Besides this consolidation plan and the house plan there is a third development," he said, “a kind of federation of colleges, each in close association with the central unit. Under this plan the undergraduates enjoy the domestic, religious, social and educational advantages of the small college along with the stimu-lating intellectual life of the university.

"This development is seen in the Claremont colleges in California, which consist of Poinona and Scripps colleges," the educator added.



seven or eight different states--all the way from Denver to the Missis-. sippi, and from Augustana, Illinois, to Deblonm, Texas. Our teams gave a good account of themselves, the two varsity teams getting within three rounds of the finish, with only nine tennis out of 55 going ahead or them.

And so Friday ended and Saturday rolled around. After the debates were over, Booz' carload went out to third hill, to visit all the little lads and lassies. It is interesting to note that Bollinger got lost around the institution and had everybody worried sick before we found him. And I don’t want to forget to mention the good looking waitress at King’s Cafe —the one Staats liked so well.

On the way back we politely brought home a couple of dames who live in Wichita. Now we won’t say anything about these women, except that if you’re curious, ask Paul about Dorothy and Helen. And “Amos” got awful tired holding one of them on his lap.

In Wichita we had an exciting race dodging cars, buses, trains, etc., try-ing to catch John Goering and his bunch. After nearly getting killed, more or less, we caught them and affected a transfer of passengers. Those of us who went back to Wichi-ta all went window shopping and saw the movie. “Transatlantic Merry-Go-

round which wasn’t so good and wasn’t so bad. And then we came home, older and wiser and none-the-worse-for-wear. etc., etc. And the only thing that we regretted was the girls held "Open House’' while we were away.

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Recreation Project Requires Cooperation

Announcement this week of the completion of plans for the recrea- tion project in Sharp Hall should be welcomed by all McPherson College students. The room is to be well finished and adequate in its facilities to meet a long standing need on the part of the recreational facilities of the campus.

The Student Union as the project is to be officially known will provide a place for group meetings, will solve the problem of organizational enter-tainments to a large extent, and make possible worthwhile leisure that is now waster. Decision to use first class materials in the project is important. A project of this type is worthy of the waiting during the past two years which has made it a possibility. In every way the project should he of first class type. If this is not possible under the present financial condition of the school, quality products should be used in that part of the room possible at the present time.

Encouraging as the announcement is at present the difficulties are far from solved in connection with the project. To help those in charge make the plans possible to be executed the cooperation of every student and every organization is not only desired but necessary for its completion.

How Much Are Intelligence Tests Worth

Two child prodigies have been discovered in New York, six and seven years old, who rated 196 and 230 in an intelligence test popularly known as the I. Q. tests. On the other hand Einstein produced a 205 mark. This leads to the question of what can be done in the why of measuring intelligence,

The same question is far from settled among current psychologists. All have worked upon some scientific and accurate means to gauge the intellectual ability of individuals. Some 3000 tests have been devised in their attempts.

The problem presented is a many sided one. In the first place they do not know what intelligence is, and what different aspects should be included in the test. The most widely known test of this type is known as the Stanford-Benet-Simon test. The designers of this test hoped to measure innate intelligence rather than information, or intelligence in handling concrete objects. Their ability, to do this cart be questioned serious


Can Long Dictate to Students

College students who are known for their independence and outspokenness on all questions were ruffled and irritated, last week to hear that Senator Huey Long had caused the dismissal of twenty six at the Louisiana State University when they refused to obey his orders.


My, how time does fly. We no sooner get a column written for one week than it seems that another one is due. Last night we went out to the fountain to get a drink and were quite dumfounded when our foot trod nothing but thin air. In other words, the foot pedal had been removed, which is a sure sign that winter is here (as if we didn't already know it).

Three Freshman girls sure got hooked yesterday. They all went to town to see dear Greta Bargo in "The Painted Veil," and got to the show late. They sat down and saw half a picture, a comedy, a newsreel, and then, lo and behold, they find that the feature is "Wednesday's child.'" And were they ever chagrined. One of them said, “Well, I kept wondering when Garbo was going to come in!"

Retalliation comes sure and swift to him who opens his mouth too wide. You knew Mike kinda spilled the beans about some of his pals last week. The result—he got his diaphragmatic area neatly painted red with mercurochrome.

Now take heed all you lads and lassies. According to Prof, Bollinger, the world is coming to a sad and fatal end on or about Jan. 1, 1996. So if you have been particularly sinful or naughty the last few years, now is the time for all good men to atone for their actions. And if for no other reason, Santa Claus is coming to town. Which means simply that you do as you please or words to that effect and nobody thinks anything about it, maybe. Any way, if you doubt this, you ask Bollinger and he will give you full


The flew F. E. R. A. student workers are Lucille Messamer, Charles Wagoner, and Leonard Lowe. The jobs were provided when Earl De-Coursey and Anna Fuchs took other

Anna Fuchs is working at the County Treasurer’s office during the issuing of automobile licences. This work will last for about two months.

Dean and Mrs. R. E. Mohler visited at Anthony, Kans., last Thursday, where Dean Mohler spoke before the high school assembly. Eugenia Daw-son and Ross Curtis, former M. C. students, teach in Anthony.

Dean Mohler spoke at the McPherson County Teachers’ Association just Saturday.

A group from McPherson drove to Wichita Monday to hear the opera presented by the San Carlo Opera Company. Faust was substituted for Carmen, the leading soprano of the latter being ill. Faust was sung in French.

Those attending from McPherson were Miss Lingenfelter, Miss Lehman. Miss Gill, Miss Brown, Miss Marion Sundquist, Ernest Lingenfelter, Miss Wilcox, Casey Voran, Ronald Vetter, and Harold Brunk.

Harold Zuhars did not spend the week end in Lyons, but stayed home.

Lowell Haldeman and Gerald Denny spent the week end in Hope.

Daniel Zook was home over the week end in Larned.

Lawrence Boyer nloved out of Fahnestock Halt to the Andes residence on Euclid street.

some four, hundred small colleges and that the "vitalization of the small college is a problem of national concern," President Reynolds said:

"A reduction of the number of small colleges to one-third would un-gird and strengthen American higher education, giving solidity, power and higher standards."

Minnesota sports writers spend their spare time trying to figure out the nationality of Arthur Clarkson, Gopher halfback. Clarkson is a resident of Minnesota, a citizen of Great Britain, and was born in China. He is the son of a Swedish mother and an English father.

Here are some rules, lads, for writing to a coed:

Be careful what you write, for remember that your letter will probably be little more than a bulletin

Get in the right mood for the kind of letter you want to write.

Never answer a coed’s letter: make her answer yours.

Use college stationery.

Try to keep a coed guessing. This is by far the most important and hardest to do.—Indiana Daily Student.

A new fraternity at the University of Alabama is Flunk Damit Flunk, whose main purpose is to offer sympathy to its members, for "misery loves company."


Lawrence Barnes ........... Dec. 14

Neva Root .............. Dec. 16

Velma Watkins .............. Dec. 18

THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1984    __The Spectator____PAGE THREE

Five Years Ago

Prof. Maurice A. Hess of McPher-son College, brought his varsity de-bate team to Southwestern to participate in the pre-season debate tournament and won six out of eight debates. Forty college and university teams from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nebraska participated in the tournament sponsored by Southwestern.

The McPherson College Chorus, directed by Miss Anna Tate, presented a Christmas cantata, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9.

At a mass meeting of the men of Fahnestock Hall this evening, it was decided that the men's dormitory would have a new parlor. The Y. M. C. A. is sponsoring the movement.

Prof. Willard Hershey, head of the chemistry department of McPherson College, spoke before the Salina branch of the American Association of University Women at a noonday luncheon, explaining his experiment in making synthetic diamonds.

Basketball practice is in full swing. Coach Gardner has about twenty men out for the squad. Prospects are bright for another good

Ten Years Ago

A contest was launched yesterday for obtaining a yell and song which are to be the official ones of the college, after adoption by the student body. Any student may enter the contest. The contest closes Jan, 5th.

Hereafter the Debate Club and the Oratorical Association will be one organization. The merger was decided upon at a joint meeting Tues-day night. Harry Lehman is president of the new organization.

McPherson College and High School football players were entertained at their annual football banquet Friday night in the neatly decorated dining room of Arnold Hall.

Charles F. Horner, head of the Redpath-Horner Lyceum and Chan-


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He says that although we have no serious danger of foreign aggression there is a danger that the problem of educating for peace may be handled from an emotional, rather than a realistic standpoint.

Security for the United States lies only

in a satisfactory solution of the world peace problem. Youth must not be allowed to believe that safety can be obtained through political isolation. Concern for the general peace problem should be aroused.

Professor Einstein believes that military means of defense should be internationalized. In preparation for such steps as these, he says youth must understand the importance of the problem.


If a star can grow On a blade of grass.

If a rose can climb Like a Romeo.

And a river flow Through a granite wall Maybe a human heart.

Broken within a breast.

Can heal again

In the simple rain

when a man is laid to rest.

Scudder Middleton.

Faithe Ketterman, and Maxine Ring.

Marvin Poland went home over the week end.

Tests have shown that the heart action of bears in hibernation becomes so retarded that blood barely flows in the skin is cut.



Once each year the residents of Arnold Hall arm themselves with dust mops, brooms, and the various other articles which are equally sig-nificant of the undignified process railed housecleaning and prepare their places of abode for the event termed "Open House." During the preceding weeks scarfless dressers, rugless floors, undressed windows, and runnerless tables vie with each other for attention. Almost all of the useful little articles which tend to clutter up a girl’s dressing table are chucked into drawers and the best which she possesses is placed thereon with an eye for balance. Needless to say the home town boy’s picture disappears completely from view. Papers and books are stuck out of sight, the dust mop misses no crevices and then the entire room takes on an air of perhaps a little strangeness. Lo and behold! everything is in readiness for "Open House."

Girls stand waiting impatiently to receive their guests in lamp-lighted. incense-scented rooms. The first sign of arrivals is the noise of a wild dash of Fahnestock inmates for third floor. They have conceited the idea of starting at the top and coining down. For this the girls on first and second are quite thankful; at least, they won’t be able to eat so much candy.

Guests come and go; candy and peanuts disappear with unusual swiftness: compliments are accepted, with thank-yous; accidents happen: blinds and curtains come down unexpectedly in the search guests make for dust. Eleven o’clock arrives, a long sound of the bell signifies the time; people are still mingling lit the parlors and lobby, consuming weakened punch: bed spreads are wrinkled: pillows are misplaced; and rugs are thrown away.

At last "Open House" has come and gone. Tired, sleepy girls climb into dormitory beds not to be dis-turbed by the 6:30 rising bell.

In Days of Old

"The Saar Struggle” by M T. Flo-rinsky has been given to the International Relations Club by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

This is the history of the Saar from 1920 to the end of 1934. The Saar, the only territory directly governed by the League of Nations, presents an international question of primary magnitude which is in a sense a pivotal factor in the Franco-German relations upon which so much depends. The existence of the Saar in its present form is practically certain to come to an end on January 13, 1935.

"International Traffic Arms and Munitions.” a volume of The Reference Shelf Group, compiled by Julia E. Johnson has been purchased for debate.

Other new books are “Technique of Execute Control’ by Erwin Has-kell Schell. "Discovering Music" by McKinney and Anderson, and "Being Well Horn" by Michael F. Guyer, and "Family" by Meyer F. Nimkoff. Einstein Speaks on Peace

In the December issue of Progressive Education Albert Einstein gives a message to the Progressive Education Association on Education and World Peace._________

In Other Schools By College News Service

For a year or more, people have been making cracks about John Nance Garner being the "forgotten man" but this week it took three University of Pennsylvania seniors to prove it. They were among a group of students who asked, “Who is vice president ?’ None knew, though one was sure it wasn’t Roosevelt, while another thought it might be a guy named Robinson."

But if that’s something, take the Whitman College student who recent-ly said, "Epicurean is the Upton Sinclair plan in California" and another who defined valdalism as "being without work." Osculation was defined as everything from "ostracized and "obscurity" to "vibration.”

The Huey influence: Louisiana li

cense plates next year will go collegiate. The colors will be gold and purple—those of Louisiana State Uni-versity, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the year.

The westernization of Turkey moved forward this week. The Turkish government announced that 15 native students are now enrolled in American universities, having been awarded scholarships by the government.


The Y. W. C. A. cabinet met last Thursday evening at the home of Maxine Ring for a pot luck supper. A short devotional meeting was held in which Faithe Ketternman read the first chapters of the cabinet study book. "The Queenly Quest." Those present were Velma Keller, Margaret Oliver, Elizabeth Wagoner, Ruth Tice, Leone Shirk, Martha Harsh.


Dr. V. F. Schwalm will address congregations of Brethren churches in a part of Missouri Saturday, afternoon and evening and all day Sun-day. He will speak at Osceola, Lee-ton, and Warrensburg.

Friday night and Saturday morning, Dr. Schwalm will attend the American College Publicity Association meeting, which is to be held in Kansas City, Mo.

An alarming statement came from Professor Henry H. Goddard, of the Ohio State University, department of psychology. Comments Professor Goddard. "Every man and woman must be somewhat abnormal in order to be happy. We are emotionally involved in nearly everything which comes under our consideration, and all emotions are abnormal because they temporarily unbalance our mentality."

SENIORS will Have charge


The senior class has charge of the chapel program Friday. This will be the first of the series of programs which are to

be presented by the different classes. The juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, respectively, will give their programs immediately after the vacation.

Members of the committee which is planning the entertainment for tomorrow promise an interesting program of a varied nature.


With a squad of veterans for every position and a few new men who will be joined to the former quintet, the Canines have the odds as the favorites in the conference loop. Last year C. of E. and McPherson shared the title. The Emporiums lost most of their men through graduation. Possibly some team in the conference will stop the Bulldogs in a single encounter but nothing should keep them out of the championship this year.

Pauls will be out of practice until after the holidays because of a knee sprain received in the Ottawa football game. "Whitey" will be missed in the line up. However, there are other good men that will capably substitute for the Teutonic tribesman until he is able to go again.


The members of the football squad will attend a Christmas party at the Persian Room in the McCourt Hotel Friday evening, Dec 14, 1934. This party is given by both couches, Melvin J. Binford, Lester H Selves, and Tom Harden, a Bulldog booster. The party is to begin at 7:30.



With sixty players signed up. there promises to be keen competition and intense interest in the intra-mural basket-ball season competition this year. With so large a number out it is possible to divide into many teams. Participation in intra-mural basket-ball fulfills the freshman requirement for physical education during the season. All men are eligible to participate except those on the varsity squad.


The W. A. A. volleyball season will be brought to a close next Monday evening when the tournament will be played. .Practices have been held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 6:30 for the past four weeks. Florence DeCoursey's team has defeated Faye Sandy's in the majority of the games.

By College News Service

A coed at the Indiana University informs the Michigan Daily that the best thing for hysterica is a kiss. Now all the Daily wants to know is just how does one go about to give a girl hysterics.

Prolonged student agitation and disorder has caused the closing of



Orval Eddy

At the first call for basket ball candidates for the squad, thirty men reported. These men all allowed ability and will be a great asset to the team.

On Monday the squad was cut to twenty men. Many good men were eliminated because the group won too large.

It is the opinion of Coach Binford that many of the boys who were cut off the squad this year would ordinarily have been good enough to make letters. Now, however, the material is so good that these men do not have a chance. This should be an indication of the type of ball team that the Bulldogs will have after it is in shape.

There are eleven men on the squad that are six feet tall or over. The list is headed by Anton "Tony” Meyer who in six feet six inches tall. Meyer played center last year. Others that are over the six foot mark are Herrold, Pauls, Wiggins, and Kauffman.

Probably the only pre-season game to be played this year will be with Bethel college at Newton. The date of this game is not definite but will probably be next Tuesday or Wednesday evening.


Coach Binford Tries Various

Combinations for Team; Sure-Starters Are Tall.

With a game less than a week away with the Graymaroons of Bethel the McPherson College Bulldogs are working on various combinations in an attempt to find the quintet that will work best together.

After a week and a half of practice, the Canine squad is gradually rounding into shape, but at the best the team will not show much polish by the date of the opening game.

Coach Binford is well pleased with his tall boys. Tony Meyer heads the list, being six feet in height and weighing two hundred pounds. Others that will be almost sure-starters in the first game will be Herrold and Wiggins or Haun as forwards, and Johnston and Binford as guards.

Others that are showing up well are Kauffman, Hapgood, Crabb, and Don Barngrover. These men will probably all see action in the Bethel game.

The Graymaroons have a squad of veteran players. Kennison, last year's star forward, was lost by graduation, but aside from that the team is fairly well intact. These boys always would rather beat McPherson than any other team. This year McPherson was the only team that beat Bethel in football. They will be seeking revenge at the expense of the M. C. basketeers.


(By Associated Collegiate Press)

The first "ladies day" at a football game was recently held at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), Women guests of the university paid only the state and federal taxes to gain admittance to the Xavier-Marysvllle game.

"The funniest thing that we have seen in the United States was a college newspaper reporter at Emory College,' says John Gripps, a member of the Oxford University debating team now touring the United States.

Every county in the state of South Carolina is represented among the 1,391 students enrolled at the University of South Carolina. Only 100 of those registered are from out of the state.

A poll of the class of 1919 of the New York University school of commerce, accounts and finance, revealed that the average member voted for Hoover in 1928 and 1932, but that they will vote for Roosevelt in 1936.

Exactly 5,610 degrees have been granted by the Oklahoma A. and M. college since its founding in 1891.

University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) co-eds live on $10 a month at the 4-H cooperative house established on that campus,

Medicine and engineering are the

Austin, Texas.—How to get rid of a $100 bill is bothering officials of the University of Texas library this week.

The bill, dated 1864, was asserted-ly issued from the National Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was found bo-tween pages of a book by a federal relief worker in the library.

Authorities are attempting to locate the original owners of the book while local coin collectors are offering as high as $150 for the note.

most popular of the courses chosen by Brown University (Providence, R. I.) freshmen.

Princeton University (N. J.) is offering ten special extension courses for residents of Princeton and the surrounding vicinity.

The University of Wisconsin ( Madison) has more than 79,000 alumni. with 30,000 living in the state at the present time.

The Budapest University has purchased an oak tree that is thought to be 1,500 years old. It weighs 20



A Christmas program was presented at the vesper service at the Congregational Church last Sunday afternoon at 5:00 o’clock. Several violin duets of Christmas carols were played by Helen Burton and Corrine Bowers, accompanied by Jessie Miller. Miss Delia Lehman read two Christmas stories, "The Lost Word,” by Henry Van Dyck, and "The Choir Substitute.”

tons, and will be used for experimental purposes.

The contention of many police executives that policemen should be college trained this week was receiving serious consideration at the University of Wichita, where plans were being considered for a course in police problems.