Dixie Melody Masters Give Final Lyceum

Program to Include Plantation Melodies, Camp Meeting, and Slavery Songs

Quartet Has Reputation

Amos 'n Andy Selected Dixie Melody Masters to Sing "I love You Truly" at Wedding

The Dixie Melody Masters, famous Negro quartet, will be offered tonight at 8 o'clock at Convention Hall as the last number of the lyceum course. This year's lyceum course has proved unusually successful, and those attending have been high in their praise. It is expected that this group will more than reach the high standards of quality of the other performances.

This male quartet is considered to be one of the best numbers available through any source for such presentations, and features southern melodies, as camp meeting songs, plantation songs, and songs of slavery days. The program will be of varied numbers and will be of interest to every one.

Marion L. Kay, dramatic tenor of the group, has enjoyed an unusually successful career as soloist and has starred in many famous productions. Harry D. Mickle, who sings tenor with the quartet, has an enviable reputation as a tenor soloist and dramatic artist of the radio and concert stage. George Bizzelle, bass-baritone, has appeared throughout the country as soloist, singing all the standard oratorios, and has also had wide radio experience. He has gained great popularity in his sing-ing of the "Volga Boatman" in the Russian language. Raymond Lowe, baritone, has studied vocal art with some of the best teachers obtainable in this country and sings in French, German, and Italian. His musical training also included the study of the piano which has fitted him most excellently as an accompanist.    

When Amos ’n Andy, the famous radio pair, searched the country for the outstanding negro quartet, the Dixie Melody Masters were selected. It was this quartet which sang "I Love You Truly" at the wedding of Amos and Ruby Taylor.

Admission to the program will be either by single admission or by season tickets.

The McPherson College debate teams which are eligible for junior college competition will attend the junior college debate tournament at  Hutchinson this coming Friday and Saturday. Only junior colleges and freshmen and sophomores of fou-year colleges are eligible for participation in this tournament.

McPherson College will enter five teams in the tournament. Those who will represent McPherson in- clude Conway Yount, La Mar Bol- linger; Harold Larson, Waldo New- berg; Marvin Riddell, Addison Saat-hoff; Inez Goughnour, Alberta Kel-ler; Harriette Smith, and Theresa Strom.

Each debate team will enter in three rounds of decision debates Friday afternoon and also in three rounds of debate Saturday morning.

This year the teams will not remain in Hutchinson overnight but will re-turn to McPherson Friday evening.

Last year McPherson College debaters were relatively successful at this same tournament at Hutchinson. The teams secured fifth place; considering that there were some 17 schools entered this record is very good. One McPherson team consisting of Alvin Lindgren and Willard Flaming went through six rounds of debate undefeated.

McPherson College was represented by Doctor Schwalm, Dean Mohler, Doctor Hershey, and Professor Bowman at the meeting of the Kansas Council of Church Colleges in Wichita last Friday afternoon, Doc-tor Schwalm read a paper on "The Contribution of the Church College to Social Progress." The high point of the meeting was the address giv-

en by President Bromely Oxnam of De Pauw University in Indiana.

The Council decided to put on again this spring a cooperative publicity program for church colleges. Doctor Schwalm, President Fleming of Baker, and President Kelly of the College of Emporia were selected as a committee to plan this publicity program. Features of the program will be a number of addresses made in various parts of the state by lead-ers from the various church colleges, posters to be used by colleges in their churches, and a banquet to be held in Wichita at which a nationally known speaker will give an address in behalf of the church colleges.

College Orchestra Featured in

Church Program Sunday Evening

Sunday evening's worship services at the Brethren church was entirely musical for the second time in the past few weeks. Selections by the McPherson College orchestra furnished the program this week.

The orchestra opened the program with three numbers from the Schubert Suite. "Minuet from Violin Sonata," "By the Sea," a descriptive piece, and "March Heroique." By way of contrast the group offered three numbers from the Tschalkowsky Suite. These included "Sweet Dreams," "Kamarinska-ja," a Russian dance, and "Longing."    

For the closing number of the evening's program the orchestra showed its skill in presenting the first movement of Schubert's "Un finished Symphony."

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A new course in marriage at Syracuse university will enroll 130 stu-dents this semester, with 415 on the waiting list.    

Y Conference Coming to Bethel February 21

Weiman and Chubb Included On Well Planned Program On Religion

Estes Banquet in Eve

Good Leaders and Low Expenses Make this a Worthwhile Meeting for All

"Great men are those who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world."—Emorson.

Following somewhat the same theme as suggested by Emerson the Bethel Conference will convene on Feb. 21. Friday evening is to be given over entirely to an open panel discussion. There these spiritual forces that should be strong but often are not will be discussed. Such topics as—"Why the indifference toward religion?", "The cause of disbelief even when the student says in words that he does believe," and the actually religious activities in the Y will be discussed. With this as a basis for thought, Dr. Wieman will address the conference the next morning on the subject. "The Highest Loyalty." During the afternoon a roundtable on "Pathways to God" will take place. Such leaders as Dr. Wieman, James Chubb, Helen Beavers, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Geb-hardt will lead the discussions. The day will be completed with a rousing Estes banquet and party that will give one a glimpse of the grandeur and majesty that is Estes. Sunday morning a worship program and a talk by Dr. Wieman will complete the program. This last address of Dr. Wieman’s should prove very in-teresting and stimulating for he is to talk on "God and Social Problems."

Dr. Wieman, who is from Chicago University, is a leader in religious thought. Several of his books can be found in our library, namely "The Issues of Life and Religious Experience and the Scientific Spirit."

The expenses for this conference are nominal. The registration fee is 50c, room and breakfast is free, Saturday lunch is 25c, and the Estes banquet 40c. This, besides transportation charges, are the only expenses a delegate will incur.

All of these reasons make this conference a worthwhile one, and oven though the Regional Conference in McPherson will be in progress at the same time, this is an opportunity an alert student cannot afford to miss.

Five McPherson College Teams To Be Entered at Hutchinson

Y’s Meet on Monday For Second Semester

Inspirational Program of Music and Poetry Begins Season

The Y organizations of McPherson College met in a joint meeting for the first time under the new schedule of the second semester. Lucille Ullery played the prelude and postlude for the meeting. Group singing was led by Viola Harris. The numbers were "Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun" and "Father in Heaven, Who Lovest All."

Lota Wine, president of the Y. W. announced that a conference similar to one that was held at McPherson last year will be held at Bethel Col-lege at Newton, from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23. The outstanding subject of the conference will be, "Why are so many students indifferent to religion?" ILt is urged that as many as possible attend this conference to represent McPherson College Y’s.

Miss Wine also told about the Heart Sister week which is to be the week preceding Valentine's day. Each girl will be given the name of another girl which is to be kept a secret as the small deeds of kindness will come throughout the week. Any Y. W. member who is interested should give her name to Bernice Dresher.

The first number of the program consisted of a chalk talk by Chester Colwell who was accompanied at the piano by June McNamee. Devotional poems were read by Fred Nace, Lola Mae Harbough, George Toland, and Theresa Strom. The college mixed quartette sang the selection "I am the Builder" by Caldman. A second group of devotional poems were read by Modena Kauffman, Lowell Hal-deman, Margaret Messemer, and Vora Heckman. To close the meeting Miss Wine gave the benediction.

State Historical Meeting Here Elmer Staats is Guest Speaker

The tenth annual Kansas History Teachers Meeting will be held at McPherson College this spring. The date has been tentatively set for April 4; it will be an all day meeting. "World Recovery" will be the theme of the morning session. Elmer Staats, McPherson graduate of 1935, will present a paper on "The Relation of the Foreign Policy of the New Deal Towards Recover." Mr. Staats is now taking graduate work at Kansas University.

Other speakers will include W. W. Davis, the new chairman of the history department at Kansas University; and Prof. F. A. Shannon, of Kansas State College and the leading Kansas writer of books in the history fields. One of Professor Shannon's recent outstanding books is "The Economic History of the United Slates." E. L. Harshbarger of Bethel, W. H. Walker of Fort Hays State Teachers College, Ernest Mahan of the State Teachers College at Pittsburgh, S. A. Johnson of Em-poria State Teachers College, and Miss Jessica Smith of Wichita North high school will also appear as speakers on the program. There will be a speaker from one of the junior colleges in Kansas. It has not been definitely decided who this will be.


Thursday, Feb. 6—Student tea, 4 to 5:30; Chemistry Club, 4:30; Lyceum, Dixie Melody Masters, at Convention Hall, 8 p. m.

Sunday, Feb. 9—C. E. at the Col-lege Church, 6:45 p. m.

Monday. Feb. 10—Regular Y. W. and Y. M. meeting, 11 a. m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11—World Service meeting in Y. W. room, 7 p. m.

Sophs Place Most

In Ranks of Honor

Bollinger and Peterson Lead With 51 Points Each

Final grades for the first semester have been recorded and the tabulation of individual honor points completed. The number of students who attained the honor roll and honorable mention this time is exceptionally large.

LaMar Bollinger and Lillian Peterson lead the list with 51 points each. Corwin Bare, Willis Bred-feldt, and Alvin Lindgren each earned 46 points; Lucile Cole, Lowell Heiny, Mrs. Juilma Juana Helm, and Eldred Mathes, 45 points;: Yolanda Clark and Lois Gnagy, 43 points; Erwin Bentz and Archie Van Nortwick, 42 points; Opal Hoffman, 41 points; and Hillard Shaffer, 40 points.    

Those making honorable mention are Rosalie Fields, Alvin Goering, Lola Mae Hurbaugh, Merle Messa-mer, Wanda Hoover, Harold Rein-ecker, and Clara Schurman with 39 points; Delbert Barley, Glee Gough-nour, Inez Goughnour and Margaret Hahn with 38    points;    Eva    Fay

Thomison with37     points;:    Jay

Hertzler, Isobel     Kittell,     E m m a

Schmidt, Leona Sellers, and George Toland with 36 points; and Dale Embers, Evelyn High, Betty Juelfs, and Asta Ostlind with 35 points each.

Summary of honor roll:

Freshmen 4

Sophomores     5

Juniors    0

Seniors    6

Summary of honorable mention; Freshmen     5

Sophomores    7

Juniors        5

Seniors    4

Grades for the first semester were made available to the students beginning yesterday. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may obtain their grades from the central office. Freshmen may get their grades from their faculty adviser. Names of the freshmen with their faculty advisers have been posted on the bulletin board.

Dr. Schwalm Speaks Before Council of Church Colleges

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Women Elect Council To Act as Mediator

Arnold, Kline, and Town Girls Are Represented—Eight Members

Last Friday after chapel Doctor Smith met with all of the women students of the college for the pur-pose of assuring them of her interest in their problems and of urging them to come into her office occasionally for conferences. She suggested that the girls elect a council to act as a mediator between the faculty and the women students. The suggestion was received enthusiastically.

Eight girls were elected: one from each floor in Arnold, one from Kline, three from among the girls who live in their own homes, and one from among the girls who live in private homes. The girls elected were Margaret Poister, Margaret Messamer, and Lucille Ullery from Arnold. Lois Gnagy was selected to represent Kline; Bernice Dresher, Marie Stover, and Phyllis Powers were chosen by the girls living in their own homes; and Lucille Cole by the girls living in private homes other than their own.

These girls will meet with Miss Smith at certain scheduled times and discuss problems and interests common to the girls on McPherson College campus. There is no doubt that some worthwhile projects and ideas will grow out of those meetings.

Doctor Smith gave a dinner inhonor of the eight council members last Tuesday night in the dining room of the Home Economics department. Members of the foods classes assisted with the preparation and serving of the dinner. The table was attractively decorated with pink us the predominating color.

Many Donate Books to College Library-Several New Additions

The following persons made gifts to the library during the first semester of this year: Mrs. J. G. M. Hursh, grandmother of Betty Juelfs; Prof. E. R. Bohling; Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Bright; Dr. V. F. Schwalm; Prof. S. M. Dell; Mrs. Holzemer; Mrs. C. A. Hiebert; Rev. W. T. Luck-ett; the International Relations Club; Prof. R. E. Mohler; Mrs. Roland Jones; Mrs. W. J. Krehbiel; Supt. J. A. Blair; Prof. J. L. Bowman; Oliver Andrews; Paul Booz. Several gifts came from authors and publishers.

New books this week are: Avent,

J.    E. "Excellences and Errors in Classroom Management"; Hart, J.

K.    "Education for an Age of Pow-er"; Rose, H. J. "Handbook of Greek. Literature"; Overstreet, H. A. "The Enduring Quest"; Hopkins, E. W. "History of Religions." Prof. R. E. Mohler gave three books: Heg-ner, R. W. "Invertebrate Zoology"; Zoethout, W. D. "Textbook of Physiology"; and Lindsay, A. W. "Textbook of Genetics." Adams, J. T. "History of the U. S."; Hornaday, W. T. "American Natural History"; and Parsons. G. "Universal History of the World" were purchased with money given by a good friend of the College. The eighteenth volume of the "Dictionary of American Biography" has been received.

Deputy Sheriff Milton James

Gives Talk on Crime in C. E.

Deputy "Sheriff Milton James of the McPherson county police force spoke to the College Christian Endeavor group Sunday evening. His subject was about crime and the help that college students can give to aid in crime prevention. Preced- ing Sheriff James' address the Mc- Pherson College mixed quartette sang the song, "Arise Oh Lord" arranged by Dels, Lola Mae Har-baugh led in devotions by reading the first Psalm. A short business session was held by the president, Paul Miller. It was decided by the Endeavor to let the C. E. executive appoint the persons to act on the Youth Council of McPherson.

Viola Harris spent Saturday night with Bernadine Ohmart.

Annual Play of Thespian Club Selected—Dr. Flory to Direct

"You and I," the play by Philip Barry, has been selected by the Thespian club as its annual play to be given a month from today, March 13. It is a three-act play with its setting in a country home in New York state. The plot centers around the White family.

Dr. Claude Flory will direct the play. The cast is composed of the following: Veronica Duane, Estelle Baille; Roderick White, Merle Mes-samer; Nancy White, Dorothy Matson: Etta, Viola Harris; Maitland white, Kenneth Weaver; G. T. War-ren, Homer Kimmel; Jeoffrey Nichols, Fred Nace.    

The try-outs were not restricted to members of the Thespian Club but were open to any that were interested. Members of the cast not already in the Thespian Club auto-matically became members of the club when they were chosen for the play cast.

Dr. Smith to Continue Teas the Second Semester—First One Today

Doctor Smith plans to continue her student teas this semester. Instead of having them every week as she did last semester, however, she will have them every other week. They will be from 4 to 5:30 p. m. on Thursday. These teas are open to all college students.

Lillian Peterson will assist Doctor Smith this afternoon with her first tea of the semester. Miss Smith cordially invites anyone who wishes to come.

for us just because they were good for our parents.

Some of our students have criticized certain courses because all of their problems are not solved. They enter the course to get final answers to problems too deep for any one man to solve, and when these problems aren't answered they are disgusted with the professor and things in general because he refuses to set up a final standard.

Students criticize certain standards about proper conduct for cou-ples on dates according to reports, some students seemed to be getting beyond these standards in the none too distant past. Some participants call it ''fighting" while others call it another name. You con call it whatever you like. However changing the motive would be far more effective than trying to set up a standard because students are going

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yesterday noon. The dinner was in honor of Donald’s birthday.

At the Council of Administration meeting held in Wichita last Saturday Dr. Hershey had charge of the physical science department. Dr. Schwalm discussed to the college section, the contributions of other denominational colleges.

Professor Mohler is treasurer of the State School Board Association. The School Masters Club of Kansas with a limited membership of one

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hundred elected Professor Mohler to the club. Dr. Schwalm has been member.

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to do what they want to anyhow.

Great men seldom give final statements concerning standards. They merely give the outline and point the way and you must do the rest. They don’t set down a hard and fast

contributors to this issue

Oliver Andrews    Alberta Keller    Harriette Smith

John flower    Isobel Kittell    George Toland

Otho Clark    June McNamee    Kenneth Weaver

Willard Flaming    Velera Pearce    Glenn Webb

When Professor Voran was asked to give a report of his choir for this  week he only said, "Bang-Bang."— So—Watch the "Spec'' for details  next week.

Mrs. Morine Peterson Stockham, a former music student at McPherson College, has recently enrolled in piano under Miss Brown.

Donald Petry and Norman Edwards were dinner guests of Lawrence Boyer and Vernon Michael

Joelle Letkeman spent the week end at his home at Buhler.

Race Problem Definitely Challenges Youth

American society tomorrow. It is up to us to blaze the trail, to lead the way, toward breaking up of this iniquitous system of race prejudice.

A sane contemplation of the whole thing soon reveals the baseness and utter absurdity of the system, and leaves no room for support of shab- by treatment of other races.

The lesson is simple. Will we as business men of tomorrow allow the system to continue, or will we suffer, if necessary, to break it up?

Will we be spineless milksops who will permit the institution to last simply because we haven’t the strength of conscience and the backbone to fight against it? If college fails to arouse those who are now under its influence to an active com- mitment on this matter. It will have failed in one of its most important phases.—K. W.

Practice Teaching is Increasingly Popular

Nineteen M. C. Students Give Instruction in McPherson

City School System

Nineteen McPherson College students are enrolled for practice teaching this semester and have begun their work in the various city schols. In order to meet the Kansas requirements for a teaching certificate all prospective teachers must have some experience under the supervision of a regular teacher.

Five students are acting as practice teachers in the local senior high school. Ruth Spilman is teaching Latin under Miss Wikersham; Dorothy Matson, English, under Miss Haight; Carroll Whitcher, Commercial Law, under Mr. Kopelk; Merle Messamer, English, under Miss Smalley; Galen Glessner, Physics, under Mr. Schultis.

Floyd Mason is the only student taking practice teaching at the ju-sior high school. He is teaching Mathematics under Miss Peterson.

At the Washington building Eva Faye Thomison is teaching in the first grade; Lucille Hornbaker, sec

Why the Faculty Display in Chapel?

THE ASPECT of two dozen, more or less, of our astute professors seated in solemn although individualistic pose upon the stage during chapel has given rise to numerous attempts at explanation as to the exact purpose of this strange arrangement.

Is it possible, on the one hand, that the supreme vanity of the pro-fessorial nature is expressing itself in exhibitionism by making it a necessary evil for all students to gaze with forced attention until the benign, severe, or comical visages (as the case may be) of our respected and learned teachers?

Or, can it be that these self-same preceptors feel that a high example of noble living can be portrayed with tolling effect by causing students to sit for an hour in quiet contemplation and awe of the vast amount of, intelligence and learning reflected in  the faces of those before them?

Or again, might it be possible that the psychology department has realised the pleasure which may he derived from watching the unconscious but clever antics of their mentors so nicely exposed to public view? Where is the student of the last four years who does not recall the delight of watching Prof. Blair pat his tummy

even quit leaving a light for her roommate, Lois Gnagy.

ond grade; Ailene Wine, third grade; Evelyn High, fourth grade; Jessie Miller, fifth grade.

At the Park building Dorothy Miller teaches in grades one and two; Glee Goughnour and Evelyn Pierce, third and fourth grades; Theresa Strom, fifth and sixth grades.

At the Lincoln building Jean Allen teaches in the second grade; Virginia Propp, fourth grade; Modena Sondergard, fifth grade; Daniel Zook, sixth grade.

"Student radicals are manufac-tured by the hysterical regulations of the institutions in which they are enrolled." President Robert Mayn-ard Hutchins of Chicago releases the cold dope.

Instrument of Beelzebub is Unpopular

nothing to brag about, at best) it brings one up with a distinct and unpleasant shock to have his complacent musings, rudely interrupted with this satanic noise maker.

In view of these facts we suggest that something be done at once by the powers that be to remove from the perception of college students this offending "thing."    We know

not from whence it came, but we have a right fair idea of where we would like to see it end up!—K. W.

FUDGING from all the vituperative reports on the campus and the gossip, flying about, it is quite ob-

vious that the now "whistle," or horn, which warns dallying students  of class responsibilities, is far from popular. The racous cacaphony of this blatant instrument of beelzebub is nothing short of obvious to the  sensitive ears of sophisticated blase  young eds and coeds. After becom-ing used to the ordinary skirling shriek of the whistle (which was

op standards of its own. Yet, if a standard is not "sleeping" so to speak it must be in the foreground and result from some initial need moved by the spirit back of the whole crux of the matter.

For instance, our parents had some excellent working, and living standards. They grew out of a vital need. However, they will not do for us today unless they meet a vital need for us. They will not be good

Shall We Have Standards?

Today, we leave many standards which we use as measuring sticks for certain things.

No intimate groups pick to devel


THIS MORNING the students of the college were treated to an exhibition of what talented negro performers can do. This group of well-educated, cultured, and thoroughly respectable negro men sang in the inimitable style which is characteristic of their race, in a manner to arouse admiration of all music lovers present.    

It is interesting to note that these same young men have been absolutely unable to secure either hotel accommodation or a place to eat in McPherson. This of course, is partly due to an unalterable situation, which more or less ties the hands of business men. At the same time the incident raises the ire of every young citizen who has heard it, and it offers a definite challenge to all college students.

We, the student generation of today, will form the backbone of

As It Seems To Me


and gate in rapture at the ceiling? Then of course we all admire the quiet composure of Dr. Bright, won der at the formal stiffness of Prof. Hess, and smile at the innocence of Dr. Hershey.

Or, finally, could it be that the professorate likes to stick together to lend moral support to some weak-kneed prof who gets stage fright at an unpropitious moment?

But casting all joking aside, these are not the reasons for faculty seating on the stage. There really seems to be no good reason—it’s just an effete custom. It has proved to be boring and unpopular to students. The only advantage which can possibly be gained by the faculty is perhaps an opportunity for them to check up on who is in the chapel and who is not. And the monitors are supposed to do that.

If student reports are valid, it would be greatly appreciated if the faculty, in the main, would sit in the ranks of the students rather  than segregate themselves into full view of the student body. Is it too much to hope that the manifest improvements on the campus will be complimented and complemented by

a cessation of this unpopular faculty habit?—K. W. standard and that is why they live today. Now if Christ didn't give the final word on problems don’t "jump on" the faculty members if they don't solve your problems for you. However, you can reach a conclusion with their guidance and form a working basis for yourself. This is probably what you really want anyhow but you just haven't realized it.

As was mentioned above, the test of a problem or standard is in the spirit of the whole matter. Only spiritual men discover spiritual things. If this is true then how do you "stack" up?—An Interested Observer.

John Goering, graduate of 1935, visited on the campus last Friday. Goering is taking graduate work in history at Kansas University this year.

A few additions hare been made to the NYA because of the enrollment of new students for the second semester.

Charles Wagoner motored to Win-dom last night to attend an operetta given by the Windom High school.

George Toland spent the week end at his home at St. John.

Miss Bernadine Ohmart has spent the night in Kline Hall with Viola Harris several times the past week.

Dorothy Miller, who has recently moved to Kline from Arnold, is orienting herself quite well. She has

The membership in Kline Kitchens has changed somewhat. A few of those who were "putting up with" their roommates, as we all do, rather notice their absence.

Misses Yolanda and Maxine Clark delayed their going homo until Saturday this week, because of the cold weather. Or was it something else?

June McNamee spent Saturday night with Dorothy Dell.

Miss Lillys Frantz had as a weekend guest, Miss Lois Brubaker from town. Miss Brubaker is from Beatrice, Neb., Lillys' home town, but is now working in McPherson. She is a very appreciative musician, especially of the works arranged by the Kline Hall orchestra: namely, Joyce Snowberger, violinist, June McNamee, flutist, Opal Hoffman, soloist, and Eva Faye Thomison, every-facts of Communism Should Be Taught Congressman Says

By College News Service Teachers in the District of Columbia public schools should be permitted to give their pupils "the facts" about communism, according to Congressman Fred J. Sisson. Demo-crat of New York, who this week had presented a bill which would do just that.

He declared that "the best way to combat communism or anything else which is destructive of our present order is not to cloak it in mystery or secrecy, but to let the facts be


This provision, attached as a "rider" to the District appropriation bill last year, has figured prominently in an investigation of the alleged teaching of communism in the public schools.

"No right-minded person believes any one should be allowed to advocate communism or any other 'ism' in the public schools, but it is rather an insult to the teaching profession to presuppose that it is necessary to forbid it," Sisson said.

"However, the prohibition against the teaching of communism would very likely carry with it the idea that students in the schools should not bo allowed to gain the facts about the social, economic or political systems of other countries and could be based only upon the assumption that our young people are too feeble-minded to know the truth about things."

High Taxes Soon to Stop Large

Endowments by Rich Americans

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, sums up the advice to the private colleges of America just offered by William Pearson Tolley, president of Alleghany College in Harrisburg, Pa. Endowments are due to become a rarity on the American scene, he warns.

"Regardless of the party in pow-er." President Tolley said, "taxes will grow steadily higher, the number of great estates steadily smaller and the surplus out or which come the gifts to colleges, schools, churches and other institutions will gradually disappear.

The change will not assume alarming proportions for about a decade, he said.—(A. C. P.)

Trailer City Has Government

Newest municipality in Utah is "Windbreak City," organized by Utah State College students at Logan, Utah, who came to school in automobile trailers, removed the wheels, banked the travelling houses against the cold, and settled down for the winter.

The citizens of Windbreak City turned out of their twelve trailers the other day to elect Ivan Theuson of Rexburg, Idaho, mayor, and Leonard Christensen of Los Angeles, California, and Ned Tucker of Fairview, Utah, councilmen.—(A. C. P.)


June 22, ten days before the American Olympic rowing trials, has been set as the date for this year's Poughkeepsie regatta.

17 Years Old, 8 feet 4 and Still

Growing—May be Tallest Recorded

One boy the principal couldn't lick.

He's Robert Wadlow, 17 years old who has just been graduated from high school in Alton, Illinois. He is going to enter college next fall to study law. We don't know for sure, but we imagine Robert is being de- luged by offers from college basketball coaches right now.

For Robert is 8 feet, 4 inches in height and weighs 390 pounds.

Bobbie is still growing. Doctors think he may become the tallest man in recorded history.

Finally got my cards from Fries.

I think he knowed all the time he was going to let me by, but didn't want me to come back next year with such poor infinances. Nothing much to do, too early in the semester to study.    

Fri. 31. Miss Smith said something real incouraging in psychology to-day, she said that there wasn't much dating now, but just to wait till spring, the couples would be walking everywhere you looked over the campus, I looked back, Lind-gren, and Haldeman, and Denny, and Molly was smiling like they felt the same as I did. We beet the ky-

Class to Give Kipling Program

The advanced expression class will give a Kipling program which is to be presented in chapel during the Regional Conference. The programs will consist of readings, songs, and stories. Part of the program will be given with costumes.

Sunday to be College Day at Church

This coming Sunday will be College Day at the Brethren Church. College musical talent will be used on the program. An offering will be taken to apply on the church's quota for the support of the college.

College Lays New Floors

In Sharp Basement Hall

The college administration has made possible the laying of a new oak floor in the basement hall lead-ing to the new student union room. It has also made possible the construction of a partition beneath the stairway in the same hall. These improvements add much to the appearance of the approach to the new room.

Work on the student union room has again stopped because of a shortage of finances. The student council treasurer reports that approximately $200 is needed before the work will be resumed.

World Cooperation Commission Maps Recent World News Events

Recent news of the world is being scanned and essential items selected and presented on the bulletin board. Clippings are arranged around a map of the world, with a string running from the clipping to the spot on the  map which is involved in the article.

Evelyn Pierce and Lola Mae Har- baugh have charge of this and make changes keeping the news up-to-date. This project is one of the activities sponsored by the World Cooperation Y commission which is headed by Emma Schmidt and David Metzger.

Every Rain Brings Bath of

Radium and Radio Active Lead

Every time it rains man gets a radium bath, and half an hour afterward there is laid down on the earth an imperceptible film of radioactive lead.

These findings were described this week by Dr. Richard L. Dean of the University of Chicago. Cosmic ray meters were made for the tests by Dr. Arthur H. Compton, new beginning new measurements of cosmic rays in several widely separated parts of the world.

During trial testing in a single room, the seven meters were set up and used to measure the radio activity of the air during and just after a rainstorm.—-(By College News Service).

Each first down would count for ont point under a new football slor-ing system proposed to the national collegiate rules committee.

Graduate courses in automobile traffic control will be offered by Harvard next year.

Seventy-three nationalities are

represented among the 8800 stu-dents at Boston University.

Stanford University regulations keep the nearest bar five miles from student beer-drinkers.

Outstanding Religions of World

Are Discussed in World Service

The World Service group discussed the relative benefits and desirability of different types of religion which are in wide use today throughout the world. Another feature of the World Service meeting was the singing of the Central College male quartette. To open the meeting the quartette sang two numbers, one of which was the negro spiritual, "Standing in the Need of Prayer." The opening prayer was given by Harriette Smith.

The book "Treasure House of Great Religions" afforded the source for religions excerpts which were given by Wanda Hoover, Theresa Strom, Donald Petry, and Harriette Smith.

Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Christianity were the four outstanding religions of the world which were discused by the group. To each religion certain important doctrines of all religions were discussed. Those subjects included the "Supreme God," "What is Man?," "Love," "Divine Dictation of Self Dictation."

The male quartette sang a number to close the meeting which was followed by the benediction, given by Wanda Hoover.


(From "Gourdie" Green's Diary) otes to-night in a game of blackman, seemed like someway the empire just couldn't git going. No wonder our boys couldn't play better, every time the timekeepers blowed they thought it was time to go to class. Wish someboy'd get up a stunt at the half of all the games, only I don't want them to start none of that Alley-oop stuff on us Freshmen. Stayed up so late at a bull session that I wrote this tomorrow.

Sat. 1. February. Liked to never got out in time to suit Forney, wish he'd git in such a hurry sometime with the heat before breakfast. He sure looks proud every time that fog horn bellows. Left my soap in the shower again to-night and som-body hooked it. I'm gitting tired of keeping the whole floor in soap, I don't want to be a theif but I guess I'll have to do it too or wash without. Sure cold without today. Swell date tonight, we played cards till closing time, then a bunch of us guys played some more till about twelve-thirty.

Sun. 2. Ray, there wont be much more winter, cos the ground-hog didn't see his shadow to-day. Lerned to be a mental telepather to-day, I didn't believe in it at first, but there must be something to it or I couldn't of picked out the ace of spades that way. Everybody in the dorm was thinking about numbers, I didn't think there was as many decks of cards in the whole town as I saw to-day. Took Her to CE tonight. What the guy said about learning crime by the ABCs made me think about the guys which steal the soap when you leave it in the wash room. Maybe it does serve a guy right, he hadn't ought to he so absent-minded. but what would them guys do if they found a automobile which somebody had absentmindedly left the key in while they went into a store or some where? After CE we monkeyed around awhile and went to the YW room and played cards awhile. I don’t know what the trouble was but there was fights going

on on three davenports while we was there, and they was still fighting when we left. I dont know who was winning but it looked to me like it was nothing to nothing.

Mon. 3. Finding a practical use for some of what I learned in Old Testament. We studdied about Jez-ebel and all the mean things she did. Well, thats about the fittenist name I can think of for Forney's latest brain-child. Every time I hear that fog horn I wish sombody would throw her down so hard there would be 13 baskets full of fragments to gather up. Well, I was coming out of the ad building right behind doc Petry to-day and just as he went out the door Jezebel belched, and doc Petry said, "That thing is the offspring of perdition!" Glad I never hatched the idea.

Tue. 4. Boy! o Boy! o Boy! we just soaked Ottawa in an overtime period. No use to try to study anymore, glad we got an excuse at last. I went to town this P. M., and cot a ride about a block down. Just as the guy started up again Jezebel blared forth, and the guy pulled over and looked back to see what kind of a truck was following us. I told him it was just Jezebel up at the college and he wanted to know if all the girls came running down to see who was honking every time it goes. They never did pay that much attention to anybody, unless he had a car with a better horn than that.

Wed. 5.


Regional Conference

   Of The    

Central West Region February 16 to 21


McPherson College

Six Days Of Instructive And Inspirational Meetings

Harvard-Chicago to Clash on

Gridiron for First Time in '38

Plans for a football series between Harvard and Chicago in 1938 and 1939 were confirmed by William J. Bingham and T. N. Metcalf, athletic directors of the two universities this week.

It will be the first time the two institutions have met on the gridiron. The Maroons will travel to Cambridge, Mass., to meet Harvard on Nov. 5, 1938, and Harvard will come to Chicago on Oct. 14, 1939.

Arrangement of the 1938 date was made possible when Princeton athletic officials asked Chicago to be released from the second date of a series between the Tigers and the Maroons on account of schedule difficulties.

According to the revised card, H. O. (Fritz) Crisler, a Chicago alumnus, will bring his Princeton team to Stagg field Oct. 16, 1937.


made nine free tosses to four for their opponents. Barngrover went out on four personals when there out on four personals two minutes before the close of the game.

The box score:

McPherson FG FT P

Haun ........................... 1 1 2

Johnston ....................... 5 0 1

Meyer ........................... 2 1 0

Crabb ........................... 1 5 0

Barngrover .................. 3 2 4

Hapgood ....................... 0 0 0

Weigand ....................... 0 0 0

Kansas Wesleyan

Snyder .......................... 2 1 1

Duerkson ...................... 5 2 3

Walsh ............................ 2 1 2

Watson .......................... 2 0 0

High ....................... 1 0 1

Baer ............................... 0 0 2

Blair ....................... 0 0 0

12    4    9


W L Pct.

Baker ...................... 3    0    1.000

McPherson ............. 2    0     1.000

Ottawa ........................ 3    2    .600

C. of E................... 2    2    .500

Kansas Wesleyan ........ 1    3    .250

Bethany ........................ 1    6 .167

12    9    7

W. A. A. Basketball Marked

By Close Play—Small Scores

This week has been marked by close competition between the Women’s Athletic Association basketball teams.

On Wednesday night of this week the teams played a tie game which was played off in a two minute overtime period (which, by the way, is against the rules). At the end of the regular game the score was fifteen all. At the end of the overtime period the long and short team, namely Barngrover and Shorty Wine had won the game by a score of 17-15.

The in-between team (all the others not on the long and short team) and sometimes called the referee-and-flash team had better luck Tuesday night and won the game in the regular period by a score of 21 to 15. The next game will be played Friday night and will be the play off game for this week. So for real entertainment don't miss the fall downs and shoot at the goal players.

This week’s games not included. Games this week:


McPherson at Ottawa.


McPherson at Baker.    *


C. of E. at Kansas Wesleyan. Friday

C. of E. at Bethany.


Kansas Wesleyan at Ottawa.


By Conway Yount

Basketball, basketball everywhere, that’s all you hear. Nothing else seems to matter. The fans in Mc-Pherson have gone mad. The Bulldogs beat Ottawa and the Globe trounced Kansas City. What more could you ask for? The Bulldogs played ragged ball against Ottawa but they finally came out on the top of the score after playing five minutes overtime. The scoring power of the Ottawa game goes to Johnston and Meyer who made 26 points be-tween them.

When the Bulldogs downed Ottawa this gave them an excellen chance to stay up there at the top of the conference. We are sorry that it is necessary for our column to be written before Wednesday night or we surely would tell you something of the Baker game, and we know that by the time the Spectator comes out you will know all about the Baker game but we are still wishing for the best and wishing power to those Bulldogs.

O. U. Bows to M. C.

By 2 Point Margin

Johnston Leads by Scoring 14 Points—Meyer Makes 12— Lynch of Ottawa Scores 11.

The Bulldogs defeated Ottawa Tuesday night by a score of 39 to 37 in an overtime game. At the end of the regular playing period the game was at a 33 all deadlock.

The Ottawa team was in the lead at the end of the first half by a count of 20 to 12. The Bulldogs played ragged ball during the first half and part of the second. With the second half about half gone the Bulldogs tied the score and the score see-sawed for the remainder of the game. Both teams fought very bitterly during the overtime period but the Bulldog team came out on top.

Johnston, McPherson forward, was high scorer of the game with a total of 14 points. Tony Meyer, McPherson center, scored 12 points. Lynch led the scoring for Ottawa with 11 points.

McPherson played hectic ball during most of the game. They were unable to find the basket and could not pass accurately. It was not until the latter part of the final period that the McPherson team settled down to playing a good grade of  basketball.

The box score:    

McPherson (39) FG FT F

Haun, f ......................... 0 0 3

Johnston, f .................. 6 1 3

Hapgood, f ................... 0 0 4

Meyer, c ....................... 6 0 2

Flowers, g .................... 1     0     0

Crabb, g ....................... 2     6     2

Barngrover, g .............. 0 1 2

Totals ..................... 14 11 15

Ottawa (37) FG FT F

Seymour, f .................... 2 0 3

Daylight, f .................... 1 4 4

Barker, f ....................... 4 2 4

Miller, c ........................ 0 0 0

Harding, g .................... 0 0 1

Pett, g ........................... 1 0 3

Lynch, f ........................ 5 1 3

Reese, g ........................ 2 0 2

Mullins, c ..................... 0 0 1

Totals ...................... 15 7 21

Referee: Ab Hindshaw, C. of E.

Bulldogs Nose Out
Lead Over Coyotes

McPherson Takes Wesleyan with a Score of 33 to 27 Friday

The McPherson College Bulldogs staged a last-half rally Friday night to defeat the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes by a score of 33 to 28. The half score was 10 to 7 in favor of Wesleyan. The McPherson team was on the small end of the score until about ten minutes of the second half was gone.    

In the middle of the second half Barngrover, Bulldog guard, found the basket and hit the hoop for three straight field goals. These points put the McPherson team out in front by a few counts. It was not long until Johnston got warmed up good and made several points.

The Bulldogs piled up a ten point lead when there were about five minutes of the game remaining. The Wesleyan team staged a rally and reduced this to a three point lead, with only two minutes and forty-five seconds left to play in the game. The Coyotes failed to gain these three points which were necessary  to tie the score.     

The game went by halves, in that Wesleyan was rather hot the first half when the Bulldogs could hit nothing. The McPherson team made only one field goal during the entire first half of the game. In the second half the Coyotes did not get any better but the McPherson team  came back on the floor with the determination to win the game and showed a much improved grade of basketballs The Bulldogs piled up 11 field goals in the last period of play while the Coyotes only made 18 points in the last half.

Duekson, Wesleyan forward, was high scorer for the game with a total of 12 points, five field goals and two free throws. Johnston led the scoring for the Bulldogs with ten points. Each team scored 12 field goals but the McPherson team

Intramural basketball has been held up thus far this week because of the basketball trip that the varsity made. At the present time it seems that the Sophomore A team is leading with three victories. The seniors have played only one game and they won it.

We have made no mention of the Brethren Sunday School team thus far this year. The church has two teams entered in the leagues at the Y. M. C. A. One of the teams is made up of men who have no college or high school letters in basketball. The other team is for anyone who is not playing on any other team. In the junior division the team has won one game and lost one, while in the senior division the team had a perfect standing until Tuesday night when the Presbyterians defeated them. The Junior team plays each Friday night and the senior team plays on Tuesday nights.

Sorry if "sport lights" seems to be dry to you but we are doing our best. Yes sir!    

Bulldogs Defeated by Baker Wildcats With Score 38-27

Baker went to the top of the conference last night when they handed the McPherson College Bulldogs a 38 to 27 defeat. Before the game last night both teams bad a standing of 1.000 in the conference in that they had both won 3 and lost no games. The defeat last night for the McPherson team sent them down to second place and gave the Wildcats the lead in the conference. The Bulldogs play a return game with Baker at McPherson later this month and so they still have a chance to win or tie for the conference championship.

Recent Division of W. A. A. Team Gets Better Results

The Women's Athletic Association has recently divided its basketeers into two teams which is proving to be more satisfactory to both teams and all members concerned. Instead of the previous setup in which there were three teams each of which was somewhat handicapped because of lack of numbers there are now only two teams allowing more substitutions. This assures at least six players. Team number one is made up of Phyllis Barngrover, Aileen Wins, Becky Ann Stauffer, Evelyn Herr, Irene Smith, Evelyn High, Lucille Cole and Jessie Miller. Team Number Two is made up of the following members: Rilla Hubbard, Marjorie Flory, Lenore Shirk, Lola Mae Harbough, Mildred Stutz-man, Maxine Clark, Alberta Keller, Eva Fay Thomison, La Vena High and Ruth Rogers.

Although cheered at times and booed at other times "Hick" Rein-eckcr is still acting as referee.

"Almost any English-speaking person can get a job in China teaching English."—William E. Daugherty, Ohio State graduate, returns from Tung Chow.

College Alumni Met Monday

The McPherson College Alumni Association met Monday, Jan. 27, to elect officers. Professor Dell was elected president: Clifford Dresher, vice-president; Corrine Bowers, secretary: and Wilbur Yoder, treasurer.