The Spectator


The tusk of a Mastodon was found near McPherson this week. Dean R. E. Mohler and Professor J. H. Fries investigated the remains and report that it is a tusk of a prehistoric elephant which roamed about this country during the glacial period. The total length of it is about 8 feet. The Reverend Mr. McClellan of Marquette first saw it and reported it to Dean Mohler. The tusk was found on a farm seven miles southwest of Marquette.

Dean Mohler reports that the tusk is badly disintegrated, but by care-ful handling it is hoped that almost all of it can be preserved. A coat of shellac was put on it and with this preliminary step for preservation, it will be placed in a plaster cast. As soon as the cast is made the specimen will be placed in the College museum.

A tooth from a Mastodon was presented to the museum recently by Camilla Moore. It came from the Klondyke region in Alaska and is now on exhibit in the museum.

McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, Thursday, feb. 14, 1935


Judges Place World Service

Group Second—Third Rate Honor Divided

Laughter and hilarity filled the chapel during the Extravaganza program last Friday night. Nine organizations displayed their originality and talent before a large audience, the stunts varying in nature as much us does the weather in Kansas.

High honors for the evening went to the Thespians, whose skit was entitled. "The Man Who Thought of Everything." The plot centered around a young man who was planning to elope. He had taken every precaution to arrange for everything and anything.

The World Service Group placed second with a courtroom scene entitled, "Common Clay.” In perfect rhythm, a family was reunited after a much heated debate, as to what the defendant’s name was.

The judges were unable to agree on third

place, and, as a result, there was a three-way tie for third. The senior class, sophomore class, and the poetry club were the ones in question. The senior class presented a scene entitled, "Reunion In Vienna," in which the audience saw such famous persons as Shakespeare, Einstein, Paderewski, and Madam Schu-man-Heink. The sophomore class provided much amusement with their skit entitled, "And William Still Persued Her." The poetry club added to the program, with their presentation of "A Poetic Nightmare."

Other organizations taking part in the program were the freshman class. Pep club, Y. W., and the Chemistry club. Miss Lehman, Miss McGaffey, and Professor Dell were the judges of the skits.

Possibilities for a recreational program on our campus were discussed by Gladys Riddell. She emphasized the deficiency of social and recreational activities. "The formal dinner planned for Friday night,” she said, "is one step toward a remedy for the situation."

The need for the proposed Student Union was stressed. This, said Miss Riddell, would solve much of the campus recreational program. She based her statement upon the suc-cess of other such experiments in other schools.

There is great deficiency in actual physical recreation for girls and fellows alike. For the girls, she suggested greater stress upon girls' basketball, tennis, baseball, et ectera. For the boys she recommended a widened program of intra-mural activities.

It was the purpose of the meeting to create an active interest in the recreational program of the campus, having in view the possibilities of many improvements which may be made if the students will work toward that end.


Miss Laurene Schlatter completed her Teacher's Certificate Course in piano with a graduation recital in the College Chapel Monday evening. She was assisted by Miss Mildred Dahlinger, soprano soloist.

Miss Schlatter has taken advanced piano work in McPherson College and in other schools. Both Miss Schlatter and Miss Dahlinger deserve commendation for the excellent pro-gram which they presented, The program for the evening was as follows:

Gigue B flat Major     Bach

Sonata "Pathetique” Rondo ....Beet-

_____............ hoven

Miss Schlatter

Coming Home ..................Willeby

Keep on Hopin’ ...................Maxwell

Miss Dahlinger

Tango D Major ........... .Albeniz

The Little Shepherd ............Debussy

Valse A Major -------—........Levitzki

Miss Schlatter

Friend O’ Mine______.—,—Sanderson

Were I ..______..Carrie Jacobs Bond

Miss Dahlinger

Second Scherzo ....... Karganoff

Miss Schlatter


Pupils of the Public School Music Class To Appear In Recital

"Father Time's Party" is the title of the operetta to be presented by the children enrolled in the Fine Arts department of McPherson College on Friday evening, Feb. 14, in the College Chapel John Westling of Conway will take the part of Father Time in the performance which is directed by the public school music class of the College. Miss Fern Lingenfelter is in general charge of the production.

Forty children from the public schools will take part in the operetta which will include piano solos, vocal solos, accompaniments, interpretative dancing, drills, and reading parts.

Costuming and make-up are to be in charge of Miss Lehman. Chris Johansen and Glen Turner are to be stage managers and Herbert Iken-berry will supervise the lighting of the stage. Others from the public school music class who will assist are Floyd Harris, Joy Cullen, Velma Watkins, Bernadine Ohmart, and Mildred Gordon.

Everyone is invited to attend. There will be no admission charge.


Outstanding Speakers Have Been Secured for This Year’s Program


Special Emphasis Will Be Placed Upon Ministerial Problems and Upon Young People's Work

Dr. A. W. Palmer’s address' "Four Levels of Faith," will open the Regional Conference Sunday morning in the College church. This pastoral and student leader will speak intermittently throughout the conference with special emphasis on ministerial problems, problems of Christian education, and upon young people's work.

Dr. Palmer, president of Chicago Theological Seminary, is a graduate of the University of California and Yale Divinity school, has held pastorates at Oakland, California, Honolulu, and Oak Park, Illinois, from 1907-1930. He is now president and professor of practical theology at Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Palmer, who has traveled extensively in

Europe, Palestine, and the Far East, served the Y. M. C. A. in Si-beria in 1919. He is the author of several books, among which are "The Human Side of Hawaii," and "Path to the Presence of God."

Dr. Palmer's experience as pastor and a teacher of pastors prepares him to speak with effectiveness to pastors, and his broad training and traveling will be an aid to his speak-ing understandingly to students and the general public. Dr. Palmer is one of the most outstanding men who is being brought to the conference.

Another outstanding' speaker Dr. R. H. Miller, professor of Relig-

ion and Philosophy at Manchester college. He is a man of unusual spiritual insight and of profound thought and withal a forceful speaker.

Dan West, who was on the cam-pus for a short visit on February

4 and 5, will return for the Regional Conference. He is undoubtedly one of the most successful leaders of Young people conferences available.

Others on this year's program who

will either give speeches or lead conference groups are W. W. Yoder. D. C. Gnagy, F. A. Replogle, Ray Petry.

Hylton Harmon, Robert Sink, C. E. Davis, V. F. Schwalm, J. J. Yoder. X. L. Coppack, Ray Zook, Earl Frantz, James Elrod, Paul Longen-ecker, and Herbert Ruthrauff.




Twenty-Four Students Make Forty or More Honor Points To Qualify


Many Students Receive Honorable Mention by Making Thirty-Five or More Points

The senior class took first honors last semester by placing 13 students on the honor roll of 24. Sophomores ranked next with 6 while the Freshmen placed 4 and the juniors 1.

Classes placing students on the honor roll include:


Maxine Ring, 48; Donald Brumbaugh, 46; John Kauffman, 46; El-rae Carlson, 44; Ronald Vetter, 44; Elmer Staats, 43; Elizabeth Wagoner, 42; John Goering, 40; Leonard Wiggins, 40: Mildred Gordon. 40; Margaret Oliver, 40; and Mildred Pray, 40.

Juniors Lillian Peterson. 47.


Victor Moorman. 62; Van Hunt, 51: Clara Schurman, 48; Wanda Hoover, 42; Kenneth Weaver, 42; Willard Flaming, 40.


Virginia Quiring, 47; Lela Siebert, 45; Lois Gnagy, 42; Isobel Kittell, 42.

Freshmen took first honors in the honorable mention group. Those students with 39 points include: “Lucille Cole, Harry Frantz, Margaret Hahn, Tired Mathes, Lillian Pauls and Mildred Siek. Opal Bennett had 38 and Alvin Goering 37. Those with 36 are Glee Goughnoul, Margaret Mattox, Lucille Messamer, Margaret Messamer, Annabel McGaf-fey and K. V. Weaker. Those having 36 points are Donald Evans, Richard Graber, Alvin Lindgren, Leola Moh-ler, Lucille Ullery, and Jo Wagoner. To make the honor roll a student must have at least forty honor points. An A grade carries with it three

points, a B grade two points, and a C grade one point.


"What Lack I Yet?”—a one-act play, was presented last Sunday eve-ning at the college church by members of Professor Dell's Sunday School class. The scene was that of the office of Mr. Brownlee, a wealthy young manufacturer, who has an obsession for making money. Through the influence of Uncle Hank, the janitor, and his secretary, who he wishes to marry, he is led to the desire to live a more noble life. The particular incident, which changes his heart is a conversation with the janitor who comes to him for advice concerning the investment of a large sum of money which he has just received in payment for an act of ben-evolence. Thinking of nothing but a business investment, Mr. Brownlee makes a suggestion, and is led to see how sefish his own attitude is by the expression of the janitor's desire to invest his money in some Christian project which will bring him "eternal life right here on earth."

The parts were played by Paul Sargent as Mr. Brownlee. Mrs. S. M. Dell as his secretary, and Dixie Bryan as Uncle Hank, the Janitor. Rush Holloway took the part of the young man whom Uncle Hank had helped through school. The three business men were played by J. L. Bowman, Earl Marchand, and L. Byers. Mrs. Paul Sargent directed.

The play was presented in observance of Achievement Sunday, the day set aside in the Church of the Breth-ren for the taking of special offerings for the purpose of meeting the conference budget quota.


"Safety First” was the subject of a talk given by Hobart Lindgren to the

Home Mechanics class for girls Tuesday, Mr. Lindgren is chief of the McPherson Fire Department. He gave the girls many worthwhile sug gestions in the cautious and preven-tions of fire.


Friday, Feb. 15.—Operetta, chapel, 8 p. m.

Sunday, Fob. 17—Regional Confer-ence begins, College church, 10:45 a. m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19—Regular Y. M. and Y. W. meetings, 10 a. m.


Austin, Measamer, Riddell

Speak Concerning Phases of Problem

The much discussed problem of recreation on the campus was considered at the joint meeting of the V. and V. W. Tuesday morning. In Keeping with the theme, the four-tieth and fifty-second verses of the second chapter of Luke were read by John Kauffman, who also led in prayer.

The government's recreational program in C. C. Camps was discussed by Glen Austin. He emphasized the fact that the educational curriculum of the camps and their recreational programs are very closely related.

Margaret Messamer spoke upon the problem of personal recreation. She brought out the idea that time and money need not be proberbial bugaboos, keeping the individual from engaging in needed recreation. It was her point that it is necessary to have a balanced program of activity rather than one devoted solely to a single type of recreation.

McPherson and bethany tie


McPherson's four varsity debate teams won five out of eight debates at Kansas Wesleyan last Friday to tie for first place with Bethany col-lege. Wesleyan won two out of the eight.

This triangular tournament was a preliminarly meet to the league contest which is to be held at Friends university at Wichita on March 2.

Each school was represented by two men's and two ladies' teams. Dr.

J. D. Bright and Coach Maurice A. Hess acted as Judges in this con-test.

Those representing McPherson were Gladys Riddell, Ruth Spillman, Virginia Quiring, Helen Anderson, Elmer Staats, John Goering, Paul Booz, and Kenneth Weaver.


Tryouts Were Held Yesterday Afternoon—Competition Is Keen for Roles

According to the results of the senior class play tryouts, the following people will take part: Harry Frantz, Richard; Neva Root, Nancy; Faithe Ketterman, Muff; David Dun-canson, Oliver; Galen Ogden, Mark; John Kauffman, Alan: Iva Walker, Augusta; Elizabeth Wagoner, Mrs. Winslow.

The play, "The Youngest," one of Philip Barry's productions, will be given in the chapel. March 22.

Competition for all parts was keen, there being twenty people trying out. This insures greater zeal in working out the play.

Practices will be underway immediately; the first one is called for this evening.

Miss Lehman, Miss McGaffey, and Don Evans acted as Judges in the tryouts.


Replogle Goes to Chicago to Meet with Religious Educators

Dean F. A. Replogle left for Chicago Monday to attend the sessions this week of the International Council of Religion Educators which are being held at the Stevens Hotel. This organization represents forty-five de-nominations in America and Canada. It works in cooperation with the National Council of the Y. M. C. A., the Federal Council of Churches, religious educational agencies, and organizations of similar character. It is expected that, perhaps fifteen hundred or two thousdand representatives of educational, religous, and other organization will attend the conference.

The professors of education and

religion will have a full day and evening session. Among the speakers for these sessions is David Seabury of New York City. Russell Colgate of cosmetic fame is president of the International Council and Alexander Kraft of the Kraft Cheese Company is the treasurer. For several years, Dean Replogle directed the International Council program in Michigan.

Dean Replogle expects to talk with some of the North Central Association officials at the University of Chicago concerning the enterprises of McPherson College especially in view of the coming inspection.

Friday Dean Replogle will attend the sessions or the Progressive Education Association in Kansas City. This association represents the front line in leadership in experimental education in America.


Dr. J. W. Hershey attended the eleventh annual meeting of the Kansas Association of Physical Science Teachers which was held at Topeka High School last Saturday.

Officers were elected for the ensuing term; Dr. Hershey being re-elected president. The program consisted of demonstrations and talks on various topics of science.



Velma Watkins read Edwin Mark-ham's poem, "Lincoln, the Man of the People," at the regular assembly Wednesday morning.

The remainder of the program was devoted to the presentation of four skits from the operetta. "Father Time's Party," which is to be given tomorrow evening by students of Miss Fern Lingenfelter. The following skits were given: "Skater's Waltz" Maxine Lingafelter, Max Lingafelter, and Mildred Allison; "Easter Rabbit"- Rosemary Pattl. son, Anita Mullins, and Patsy Howe; "The Dancing Doll”—Lois Lohrentz and Betty Jo Harper; "March of the Toys"- Ann Janet Allison and Arthur Rolander, Jr. The last-named number was a two piano arrangement to which the pianists responded with an encore.


After the regular meeting of the World Service group Tuesday evening, there was an important meeting of the cabinet members.

Last week-end Wanda Hoover represented this club at the Kansas and Western Missouri Volunteer Union which was held in Newton. Other colleges represented there were Bethel college, Friends university, College of Emporia, Park college, of Park-ville, Missouri, and Drury college of Springfield, Missouri.

The Spectator

The Spectator

Official Student Publication of McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas. Published every Thursday by the Student Council



Kansas, under the act of March 3, 1897.    

Entered as second class matter November 20, 1917, at the post office at McPherson,

Address All Correspondence to THE SPECTATOR McPherson, Kansas


Glen Austin    Merle Meramer

Paul Booz    Paul Miller

Robert Booz    Muriel Manning

Esther Bowers    Dorothy Matson

Chewier Colwell    Maxine Ring

Donald Evans    Harold Reneicker

Ruth Hawbaker    Neva Root

Richard Hendren    Edna Reiste

Wanda floorer    Clean Webb

Phyllis McKinnie    Kenneth Weaver

and considers just what he would do If he were invited to a dinner given by a prospective customer or possibly the boss of the firm for which he is working. One might say that he knows better than to make all these mistakes. Possibly he does know better, but in the stress of the moment he would be so excited that he would forget all of the manners he ever knew If he were not accustomed to attending formal functions.

Heretofore there nave been few formal functions in which the entire student body could partake. The Junior-Senior banquet and the A Capella choir concert are the only functions that approach being for-mal, but even these are not open to the whole school and they happen only once a year. So after this formal dinner Friday night let us not laugh it off and forget all about it, but let us continue in the effort to raise the standards of this college by putting some life into the activities and really trying to act, on at least a few occasions, as we are expected to act.

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Make-up Editor    Donald Brumbaugh

News Editor    Vernon D. Michael

Sports Editor    Orval Eddy

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Congrats to the Seniors

Announcement this week of the honor roll, with thirteen seniors on the list, bears out the indication of last year. Dominating the list on the honor roll both in number and percentage, is a worthy two-year distinction for the class.

The class is to be congratulated for its achievement. In the years to come, when college days are but a memory, students may well remem-ber this record. To add to the honor the seniors have been outstanding in sports, dramatics, forensics, and music during the past four years— in all, a worthy distinction.

Will Publish Opinions

With the feeling that there is a need for greater stress on scholarship, next week's Spectator will carry a number of answers to the following question: "What Should Be Done to Emphasize Scholarship in McPherson College?” Each answer will be limited to one hundred twen-ty-five words.

Attend the Conference

The Regional Conference of the Church of the Brethren which opens here next week will be an outstanding one from the viewpoint of speakers and the subjects with which they will deal.

No student should permit himself to miss the lectures of Dr. A. W. Palmer, who is considered by students and faculty members who have heard him to be one of the most potent in the field of religious and social education. Dr. R. H. Miller and Dan West are also well qualified to speak to a group such as the one which will be here next week.

Renewed stimulation of interest in the problems of today cannot fall the one who takes the conference seri-ously enough to attend and consider the lectures critically.

Perhaps the conference has been stressed sufficiently to the interested group outside the campus while the possibility remains that it has been understressed for those who should have a vital interest in it—-the students.

Judging from the reservations that are coming in to the lodging commit-tee, the attendance this year will be one of the greatest for a number of years.

Interest in Student Project

Students have expressed interest during the past week in the Student Union project, which will come up for consideration in the trustee meeting during the nect few days.

The project, if passed upon, will provide for a recreational hall in the basement of the Administration building. It will be under the direction and supervision of the Student Council and other co-operative groups.

Need for Socials Stressed

There is a crying, need for some formal functions on this campus. It is an accepted fact that probably three-fourths of the members of the student body would not know how to act it they were invited to a formal party. There has been at least one step taken in this direction. This is the formal dinner tomor-row night at the dorm. At this time we shall see how many of the students will come dressed in overalls or corduroy pants and how many start the last course of the dinner before the rest do and we will notice many other actions that spoil bad etiquette.

One may think that all this is a

lot of' foolishness, but if one stops


Now that the dear Spec editor says

This Lackie guy again—just like he always was—getting thrown out of the library as in old times. Seems as tho K. U. didn’t change him much.

Dr. Schwalm: Where can you read about Andrew Carnegie?

Hiebert: Library!

Miss Lehman finally got around to the course in cussing she promised us last year. The first installment is almost good enough to last the whole year. Best of the bunch is the following: Himmelherrgottkreuzmilli-

onendonnerwetter. If you don't understand this just see Miss Lehman and get the low down.

Dr. Petry really had a Friday 13 Wednesday morning. First he gets up and spills cocoa on his suit. Then coming to school he runs put of gas. Not satisfied with this he proceeds to break his glasses. We say that enough is enough for any man, and we hope this was enough to satisfy the Doctor for one day.

Sweetland is right back where we predicted he would be—with the latest bumblebee again. It seems as tho the mutual trade of a week or so ago didn’t do any permanent harm.

Which reminds us of the best one of the week. It seems as tho a prominent faculty members happens to accidentally (?) catch a romantic young couple spooning in the protecting darkness of one of the rooms of Sharp Hall. The resulting embarrassment to all concerned, and the resulting remarks are neither necessary nor suitable to print. Someone in on the knowledge might be able to enlighten you.

What librarian got up so late Monday morning that she was late to methods class?

It seems as tho one of our star guards got stood up the other night. The correspondent in the easels none other than the yodeling troubadour from Geneseo.


The Youth Council of McPherson held a mass meeting of young people last Monday evening in the Congregational Church. Approximately sixty youth from the six cooperating churches were present to hear something of the organization and its plans. The president of the council, Robert Brooks, acted as chairman and presented the constitution for adoption. After a favorable vote and the singing of a few songs with Donald Evans leading. Miss Twila Crawford presented a resume of past student movements. Paul Booz then presented the plans of the institution and its hopes for definite action. The meeting was concluded by a short social period, during which refreshments were served.

Three representatives from each of the six churches hold regular Youth Council Representative Meetings the first Monday of each month. This group carries on the active work of the organization.


McPherson College will be the scene of an intercollegiate conference, March 15, 16 and 17. Dr. Bruce Curry, of New York City, is to be the leading speaker on the conference program sponsored by and for the Y. W. C. A. and Y. M. C. A. of Kansas colleges. According to reports from state headquarters of the Student Christian Movement, delegates representing twelve colleges will be in attendance. Committees to ar-range the program and entertainment are soon to be appointed so that the two hundred expected delegates may be properly cared for.


Leonard Wiggins---Feb.    16

Paul Heckman---Feb.    16

Esther Kimmel —....... Feb.    16

Galen Ogden --------—... Feb. 18

Eunice Rhone ... ..... .... Feb. 21



The reading and stack rooms of the library have been rewired this week in an attempt to increase the utility of the lighting system. The new fixtures will more adequately illuminate the building, as well as improve the appearance of the interior. The switches, which formerly needed humoring and coaxing, have been replaced. The Green Electric Co. of McPherson had charge of the work.


During Regional Conference week. Miss Colline's art department will have an exhibition of all the art work completed by the students this year. Owing to the large enrollment in art, there will be some outstanding work shown.

The work thus far has consisted mostly, of oil painting and pastel, but there will be other displays as well. Some pen and ink, pencil sketches, water color, reed weaving, and carving will also be exhibited.


The local anti-tobacco oratorical contest will be held on February 27 at 3:30 p. m.

There is still time to enter this contest but immediate action is necessary if one still desires to partic-pate in the event.

The winner of this contest will represent the college in the state contest which is to be here on March 8.


Swing from Experiment to Prudent Promotion of Recovery Occasions Hope for Economists

may also have been suggested either by the fact that the bank troubles and the bank moratorium early in 1933 followed quickly on the partial business recovery of the last half of 1932, or by the feeling that, all existing circumstances considered, the future is obscure and difficult to read.

Interesting New Books Placed in Library Books added recently to the library collection include: "Types of the Short Story,” B. A. Heydrick; "The Short Story," E. M. Albright; "God and the Social Process," L. Wallis; "Representative Modern Short Story," Alexander Jessup; "Health Workbook," (for college freshmen) Wootten; "Educational Diagnosis" (34th Yearbook); "Teaching Manual and Industrial Arts,” Griffith; "Recreation for Girls and Women," Bowers: and two collections’ of plays, "More Plays in Miniature" and “Ten Fantasies.” "A Manual of Accrediting Procedures," published by the North Central Association, is available at the library. This book includes the requirements of the association and the procedure of the inspectors as they examine the school which Is applying for entry.

COOL AS THE WATER By Helene Margaret

Cool as the water I would be,

Quiet at heart as snow,

Unchanging as the cedar tree.

I would not need to grow Since Heaven’s grace would come to me

And from my spirit flow.

Were there a lake that has no breeze. A snowfall where no flake Quails in descent, or cedar trees No hurricane can shake.

Then I would go in search of these, That tree, that snow, that lake.


Gall Patterson, a former student, was a weekend guest of Leora Anderson of McPherson and visited Hill friends.

Wanda Hoover spend the weekend in Newton attending conference of the Student Volunteers of Kansas and Eastern Missouri.

Esther Bowers was a Sunday dinner guest at the Colwell home.

Virginia Propp entertained the freshmen girls of the second floor of Arnold Hall at a "feed” Monday evening.

Florence DcCoursey, Faye Sandy, and Leola Mohler hiked to Galva Sunday.

Oneita Boyer, a former student, visited on the campus Wednesday morning.

Dorothy Matson, Millicent Nord-ling, and Mildred Sellberg left last night for Rock Island, Ill., where they will attend the Luther league Jubilee Conference. They expect to return the first of next week.


Mildred Wagoner, a special student in the Art Department of McPherson College last year, was married to Marvin Davison on Feb. 6, near Westphalia, Kansas. On March 1 they will occupy the farm recently purchased by Professor M. A. Hess.

The past month has been characterized by the publishing of declarations by numerous responsible bodies that we are distinctly emerging from depression. These hopeful statements are, as a rule, conservatively worded. The particular occasion for their utterance appears to be the seeming swing of the administration and the executive bureaus away from a policy of perpetual experiment and in the direction of prudent promotion of recovery.

Is it possible that the point of view taken by the bankers’ conventions and chambers of commerce was a result, rather a relief from previous fears’ of radical governmental action —monetary or otherwise—than of developments of a highly encouraging character in trade and finance. But even if this supposition is accepted, the predictions of recovery remain. What of the evident belief that the upturn in the business situation is actually underway?

The business world, after three or four years of trade depression Is traditionally skeptical of assertions that real and continuous recovery has begun. It is likely to have unpleasant recollection of previous mistaken predictions to the same effect that sometimes have accompanied immediate upward reactions after panic, especially on the Stock Exchange—as in the curious "Sunshine Movement" during 1908, and even in the first few weeks of 1930.

Sometimes such predictions came along with a more vigorous and em-phatic, but not less premature, speeding up of trade and prices; the notable instance this was the sharp six months' recovery of 1895. On all of such occasions, occurring, as they invariably did, early in the cycle of depression, it presently became evident that a false start had been made.

On the present occasion skepticism

Mystery Shrouds Heart Sister Week

The Queen of Hearts ruled supreme for a full week. From the beginning to the end of the regime, hearts were prominent. Always with the greatest air of mystery, girls were seen slipping about with packages covered with hearts at any time of the day or night. A favorite cry was, "Oh, look what my Heart Sister gave me.”

Names were drawn on Tuesday morning. Each girl was given a peanut which contained the name of her Heart Sister. Immediately the fun began. Giving, receiving, wondering, guessing! Candy bars were a favorite gift and have provided many a girl with a much needed midnight lunch. At the basket-ball game Thursday, more than one girl was surprised to receive a "brown giant” from a vender with the remark that it came originally from her Heart Sister. Several girls were taken to



The mysteries of night are these— Patches of silver on leafy trees, Shadows in blues and ebonies.

The cadence of water on hidden stone A gaunt crag standing, black, alone. The sighing of wind,

And pale moonlight—

These are the mysteries of night.

—Neva Root.

This evening a great white cloud was brushed across the sky From end to end. ’Twas flate be-neath.

And darkly black; but stretching up to meet the blue It rolled in fluffy, billows white. Swift-moving too, was this great cloud . . .

I wondered if, perchance, it were some wicked agre’s tall. Foll’wing in swift pursuit of his fast fleeing bulk;

Or if, again, ’twas but the floating rug

Of some all powerful genie.

It stretched so far from rising moon To sinking sun. . . .

I never knew the sky so wide before.

—Maxine Ring.

"The Pied Piper” by their Heart Sisters. Florence DcCoursey sat next to hers without the least suspicion of who her Heart Sister might be. Also the Extravaganza—Edith Sellberg received ten pennies from her benefactor to pay her admission to the performance.

Ruth Hawbaker received a heartshaped ring each day with queer markings all over it. She was requested to keep each one and by the time the week was over, she had the complete heart in jigsaw form. It was full of jokes.

Probably one of the most appreciated gifts was a little note saying "Your Heart Sister will see that your work gets done today."

Sunday noon eight heart sisters were invited to a special table in Arnold. They were served ice cream for dessert. Other girls received ice cream, too—Faithe and Estelle for instance.

But speaking of guessing who the donor was—Ruth Hawbaker didn’t have to guess hers. Lucille Messa-mer, her roommate, came in one day and said, “What did Faithe give you today?”

Harriette Smith received a piece of embroidery one day and the next day got the thread with which to do the sewing. Zelda Brubaker got a measuring cup each day until she had received the complete set. Ruth Webber had her lunch furnished her one day.

It seems that Maxine Ring has a habit of being late to class. One day Miss Lehman’s Heart Sister said in a note that she would have to stop writing or be late to class. Of course, Miss Lehman concluded that her Heart Sister could be none other than Maxine and was very much surprised to find that it was Margaret Oliver.

Chapters could be written on the events of the week but it is a known fact that everyone enjoyed it and looks forward with eagerness to the next one. I need not repeat the sentiment. Guess I can go to class— perhaps even get there on time.

Members of the Y. W. C. A. plan to give a tea Monday afternoon to which ladies attending the Regional Conference are invited. The social committee will have charge of the tea.

Girls Attend Social Tuesday In Y. W. Room—Valentine Motif Used

Heart-sister week came to a close Tuesday afternoon in a party given by the Y. W. for all girls of the college. There were perhaps seventy-five or one hundred girls in attendance, each eager to learn the identity of the girl who had befriended her daily during the past week.

The mystery was withheld, however, until the close of the party. Upon entering the Y. W. room, each girl was given a small paper heart upon which to write her name and the name of the girl for whom she had acted as heart sister. These hearts were then collected and set aside until the group bad finished playing two games.

In the first game it was the object to fill in the blank left at the end of every other line of a poem which was read by Zelda Brubaker. Only names of automobiles or auto parts could be used to finish out the lines. The two winners were Esther Kimmel and Mildred Pray; each received an almond bar as her prize.

The second game involved the offering of forfeits. In order to retrieve their articles the owners had to perform at the bidding of Viola Harris, over whose head "heavy-heavy” hung. A delightful rendition of "Yankee-Doodle" was offered by Velma Keller, accompanied by Velma Watkins. Some were requested, amid other things, to hop, crawl, or tell a joke.

The hearts carrying the names of the heart-sisters were then distributed to the curious girls and there followed a general hubbub of "thank you’s” and exclamations of surprise.

Coffee, wafers, and heart-shaped gum-drops were served as a pleasant finish for a pleasant party.


In Other Schools

Thirteen co-eds were nominated for the annual Reivellle sponsored beauty contest, whose winner will be announced at the annual Reivellle Frolic. Last year Miss Marie Salmon, Dodge City, was beauty queen.— State College Leader. Fort Hays.

To celebrate the seventy-second anniversary of the founding of Kansas State College, Manhattan, a thirty-minute program will be broadcast over the N. B. C. hook-up, Feb. 16. The program, consisting of talks and music, will begin at 8:30 E. S. T.— T

he Kansas Industrialist.

An intramural fencing tournament is to be conducted at the University of Kansas the first week in March, according to an announcement made by Ed Elbel, manager of K. U. intramural athletics. The finals will be a feature of the intramural Carnival on March 8.—University Daily Kansan.

The Baker Orange staff has undergone a few changes recently. Miriam Braun, former women’s sports editor has become associate editor; Margaret Gray is now campus editor, and Max Riffey has been added as a new reporter.—The Baker Orange.

The men’s glee club of K. S. T. C., Emporia, is to make a tour of Kansas starting February 11. They will visit fourteen towns in the eastern part of the state, including McPher-

son. They will be here Feb. 14.— The Bulletin.

Twenty-two men at Wayne State Teacher’s college received their football letters on Feb. 11. Seven seniors had their choice of receiving either a sweater or a blanket. All others received letters.—The Golden-rod.

Bethel college has arranged for a new course in Industrial Arts which is to be for girls only. Profes-sor Voth is to be in charge of this class.—The Bethel Collegian.

Manchester college debators won eleven out of fourteen debates in an invitational tourney at Illinois State Normal, at Normal, Illinois, on January 25 and 26. This gave them first place. All of Manchester’s debators are sophomores.

Prof. S. M. Dell attended the meeting of the Arkansas Valley Manual Arts Club which was held in Wichita Saturday.

The Spectator



McPherson Quintet Will Play Baker and Ottawa Thursday and Friday Nights in Conference Games.

The Binford crew will leave Friday morning for the eastern part of the state where they will meet two conference foes,

Friday night they will play Baker University and on Saturday night Ottawa University.

Ottawa University is now leading the Kansas Conference with six wins and no defeats, while McPherson has three wins and one defeat. Ottawa has met and defeated every conference foe except McPherson, while Wesleyan is the only opponent that has been able to topple the Bulldogs.

Baker University has lost two games, one to Ottawa and the other to McPherson. The Orangemen will be out to avenge for the one point defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs.

These should be two great ball games.


Emporia Overcomes Early Lead Taken by M. C. Squad to Win From Local Team 4742.

McPherson College was unable to overcome a ten point Emporia Teachers College lead with a little more than a minute to play and dropped an exhibition game 42-47. The Bulldogs took an early lead and in nine minutes of play pulled away to a 12 to 4 margin over the Hornets. Emporia found the basket and before McPherson could score again went into a 15 to 12 lead. The Bulldogs led 21 to 18 at the end of the half.

The second half continued with heavy scoring by each team. With half of the second period played, McPherson led 32-24. At this time the Teachers began to score and tallies made by Smith, Bailey and Carroll wore able to pull away to a comfortable lead.

Bailey, Emporia, was the leading scorer of the game, making six field goals and two free throws for a total of 14 points. Pauls, McPherson, was close behind with six field goals.

Meyer, giant Bulldog center, held the mighty Carroll to five field goals for his share of scoring in the game. Usually Carroll leads his team-mates in accumulating points.

Box score:

MCPHERS0N (42) FG    FT    F

Pauls-------.. 6 0 0

Herrold______ 4 1 2

Meyer, c------------------------4 10

Johnston, g________ 2    0    4

Binford, g....................0    4    3

Crabb, g _______________1 1 3

Hapgood, f ...... 0     0    0

Zuhars, g ____------------------ 0    1     0

Wiggins, g--------0    0     0

Total ------------ 17 8 12

EMPORIA (47)     FG    FT    F

Hall --------------............................ 1     0 4

Shields '    -_ 0 1 2

Carroll ________4     2 3

Reed------- 1    0     0

Smith ....... ..........................3     1     2

King ...............................1 0 5

Peters .............................2 0 0

Emrich---------- 2 1    0

Obee------0    0    1

Total _- 20    7    17


Last week featured two startling upsets In both the American and National Leagues. The league-leaders in both loops were upset by the respective tall-enders.

The first of these upsets was Thursday afternoon when the White team overcame an eight-point lead in an American League game to tie the Blues. In the second of two overtime periods, Suttle, who had previously made 18 of his team's points, got a tip-in shot to win for his team. The score was 26 to 24.

Friday afternoon brought about another overtime game. This time it was the lowly Reds that upset the dope and won from the undefeated

league leaders by a one-point margin. The final score of this game was 26 to 26. In this game the Blue team was not up to par and missed many of their easy shots. The Reds displayed their best brand of ball, playing an inspired game after the first few minutes.

The Blues are still loading the race in the National League with five victories and one defeat. In the American League the Greens are in first place, but the Yellows are only one-half game behind by virtue of not having played as many games as have the Greens.

This week's play may see some more startling upsets that may have a vital effect upon the final league standings.

National League

Team    W.    L.    Pct.    T.P.    Opp.

Blue .    5    1    .833    100    83

Green    4    2    .666    106    77

White    3    3    .500    111    96

Red    2    4    .333    80    137

American League

Team    W.    L.    Pct.    T.P.    Opp.

Green    4    2    .660    161    104

Yellow    3    2    .600    94    68

Red    2    2    .500    71    71

White    2    3    .400    80    130

Blue    2    4    .333    88    109


After loading the Teachers during the entire game it was certainly heart-breaking to see the opponents take the loud in the last minutes of play.

The Bulldogs played the K. S. T. C. on equal terms. It’s no disgrace to lose to a good ball club.

There was a decided letdown in the Bulldog aggressiveness during the latter part of the game. Coach Binford attributes this to the fact that the Teachers had more endurance than did the Canines.

The Emporia coach made the statement that Meyer was a wonderful player and that he had two mighty fine years of college competition ahead of him.

“Tony” played an exceptionally fine game against the Teachers. Carroll, the Hornet center. Is rated as one of the most outstanding centers in college basketball. "Tony'' held him in check throughout the entire game. Carroll made 10 points and Meyer accounted for nine.

Joyce Herrold played a stellar brand of ball against the strong Emporia club. He was responsible for a largo part of the Bulldog score, and his floorwork was outstanding.

“Toot" Pauls was high point man for the Bulldogs. Even though he scored heavily, he was off on his shooting. Many shots that he ordinarily would have made were missed by the blond one.

Friday night in practice Coach Binford put the boys through a scrimmage game. He did this to increase their endurance. The Bulldogs have, two conference games on successive nights this week, and they will have to be in the best of condition.

The two foes to face the McPher-son team are Baker and Ottawa universities. The team will play Baker at Baldwin on Friday night and will play at Ottawa Saturday night.

The Bulldogs were only able to nose out the Bakerites on the McPherson court by a one-point margin. This indicates that the game at Baldwin will be a close hard-fought battle. The Orangomen are always hard to beat on their home floor.

Ottawa is the only team that is as yet undefeated in conference competition. If the Bulldogs can win from this formidable aggregation they will be in a strategic position to win the championship.

Usually the Bulldogs cannot hope for more than one win on their annual trip into the eastern part of the state. Last year they won both of these games by small margins. It is hoped that they will be as suc

cessful this year.

Anyone that saw the game at Ottawa last year will not soon forget it. In the last 40 seconds of play in an overtime period the Bulldogs overcame a three-point lead and won by one point. That's the kind of game that one reads about but seldom sees.

The two McPherson men that brought that game out of the fire were Yoder and Binford. Yoder contributed first with a beautiful one-handed shot from the side of the court, and Binford followed by getting a thriller from a tip-off play near the foul line.

The excellent reserve strength of the Bulldogs will be called upon probably to help bring home the bacon on the trip this week. Such men as Hapgood, Mitchell, Wiggins, Zuhars, Crabb and Haun would be an asset to anyone’s ball club.

Of interest chiefly because it comes from the paper of one of the Bulldogs’ conference opponents, is the following remark from the “Sports Chatter” column of the Baker Orange: ‘‘No one could argue much over the fact that the two outstanding forwards of the Kansas conference are "Toots" Pauls of McPherson and Barker of the Braves, with Herrold a close runner-up to his teammate, Pauls. Meyer of McPherson and Heine of Baker seem to be the standouts at the center post. The guards are practically all good with Watson of Wesleyan, Finley of Baker, Cas-sida of Ottawa, Lee of C. of E., and Johnston of McPherson probably the best."