McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, Thursday, dec. 10, 1936



Debate Teams Go To Winfield

Theresa Strom and Alberta Keller Tie For Third In Tournament

Men Tie for Eighth

One Hundred Eighty-five Teams Representing Fifty-eight Colleges From Ten States

The women’s debate team of McPherson College tied for third place in the Southwestern college invitation forensic tournament at Winfield which was held last Friday and Saturday.

Competing in this tournament were one hundred and eighty-five teams representing fifty-eight colleges from ten states, which is one of the largest tournaments ever held.

The McPherson women's team.

Miss Theresa Strom and Miss Alberta Keller, tide for third place with Bethany college, Lindsborg.

Both the men's varsity teams, Kenneth Weaver and William Thompson and Willard Flaming and Alvin Lindgren, had only one defeat which gave them eighth place in the tournament. The seven teams rating above McPherson were all out of state teams. Flaming and Lindgren won victories over Baylor Texas, the 1935 national Pi

Kappa Delta champions, and over Kearney Teachers, who won the Winfield tournament last year. Davis and Horton, in the Junior division, split even in their debates.    

McPherson college has always made a good showing in the Winfield tournaments. In 1930 the ' men and women teams won third, and in 1931 the men's team won second.

Those making the trip were: Theresa Strom, Alberta Keller, Lu— cille Cole, Inez Goughnour, Yolanda Clark, Velma Watkins, Kenneth Weaver, Bill Thompson, Willard Flaming, Alvin Lindgren, Phillip Davis, Fred Horton, Addison Saath-off, Stephen Stover, Marvin Riddell, Addison West, Professor Maurice A Hess, and Dr. Claude R. Flory.

Next Monday Professor Mourice

A. Hess will take several teams to Hutchinson for a tri-school tournament including Hutchinson Bresce (Pentecostal, Hutchinson) and McPherson junior colleges.

Church Leadership Discussed

"Church Leadership" was the subject of discussion in the World Service meeting Wednesday night at 6:45 in the Y. W. room. A special number on the program was a violin solo by Frances Campbell.

Glee Goughnour gave a talk on the importance of a leader in discussion groups, leadership qualities for social functions and the characteristics of the ideal church lead-

S. C. M. Box Social Draws Large Crowd

Good Prices Received for Boxes at Party Friday Night

Last Friday evening a large group of the students enjoyed the box supper social given by the S. C. M. in the Y. W. room. Everyone entered into the spirit of the occasion with wholehearted enthusiasm and in spite of the said depression the boxes sold at good prices

Before the selling of the boxes a short social time was prepared by the social committee of the S. C. M. Interesting and clever decora-tions carrying out the idea of a depression party were to be seen in the party room. Several games suit-able for an occasion of this type were played. Then came the eats! The jingling of money in the pockets of the anxious swains could be heard and the excited chatter of wondering maidens filled the already noisy room.

There were boxes of all kinds: gaily decorated Christmas boxes, boxes decorated with flowers, and those decorated with dolls etc., but all had bulging sides and tops and all carried the very best of the culinary efforts of their makers. Judg-

Speech Students Present Program

Study of Appreciation of Ar Given in Chapel Friday

increasing number of student members. Last week they had an animated discussion concerning introvert and extrovert tendencies, as well as other social psychological problems. There has already faced this group many campus problems such as dutch dating and the possibilities of better bay and girl relationships. In next week's meeting there will be a further develop-ment of such questions as the group itself brings up.

The Reinterpretation of Religion commission brought its discussion of life commitment to a close with a program in C. E., Sunday evening Effective illustrations of art, literature and music, the expression of lives committed to a high purpose, made up the program. The commission members are studying problems associated with leadership beginning with the individual aspect of personality. Fears, physical health, ability to lose one's self in one's own convictions have been discussed. Because of the great interest in these problems, the group feels that the meetings should be held once a week father than just on commission days. In addition to the regular commission meetings, the group meets every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Student Union room.

The creative Leisure Commission will continue their study of art appreciation next week. In relating their program to the Christmas season, several Madonna paintings will be noted. The group will meet in the Student Union room. Plans ing a Sunday afternoon meeting for which were formerly made concerning handicraft have of necessity been dropped in view of other activities on Sunday afternoons.

The World Cooperation commission is striving to discover methods through which better understandings may be developed among nations. The members or this commission have studied the Cooperative Movement and have discussed the unselfishness of such a movement in our present day. In their recent meetings they are discussing the peace problem in an effort to discover ways in which students may further the development of peace among nations. At the next meet-ing the members are to vote on the  plan of having a student peace demonstration on the campus sometime next spring.

Students who do not at the present time belong to any one of these commissions are invited to join one of them and thus actively engage in the religious life on the campus.

Christmas Cantata To Be Presented by Choir Sunday

An all-music Christmas cantata, "The Story of Christmas", is to be presented by a choir of about forty voices Sunday evening. Dec. 13, at 7:30 in the College church.

The choir, which is composed mainly of College students with a few local church people, has been working under the direction of Chris Johansen, former student of McPherson College and present director of the College church choir. Lucille Ullery is the accompanist for the group.

The cantata includes chorus work, solos, duets, male choruses, and women choruses. The members of the choir have been practicing for over a month and are now putting on the final touches for the rendition.

Lyceum Program With Lecture

Fred Eastman presented the concluding number of the Lyceum course last evening at the City Auditorium. The subject of his lecture was "Motion Pictures and American Culture." Mr. Eastman, a contributing editor of The Christian Century, is especially interested in the motion picture industry, and in the United States he is one of its foremost critics.

All-School Christmas Party

Planned For Next Thursday

Plans are being made for an all school Christmas party one week from tonight at 8.00.

The Student Council, the Student Christian Movement, the "M" club, and the W. A. A. are combining their efforts to put on a Christmas party in the Student Union Room and the Y. W. Room Decorations will bring you to a fuller realisation that Christmas is just around the corner. Carols will fill your soul with the true Christmas spirit. Not to be overlooked is the fact that light re-freshments will probably be served.

Christmas Program Given

in S. C. M.; Chorus Sings

A Christmas program was given in S. C. M. Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Student Union room.

A mixed chorus of about twelve voices began the program by singing "The First Noel" as they entered the room and formed the outer ring of the semi-circle of students who were seated around the lighted fire-place. The entire assembly sang “Joy to the World."

Dr. Ellis B. Stauffer, dean of the graduate school of the University of Kansas, and Miss Louie Lesslie, secretary of the state board of education, were visitors on the campus yesterday. They are visiting the campuses of all the colleges in Kansas.

Dr. and Mrs. Hershey and Dr. and Mrs. Harnly attended the state meeting of the Sigma XI at Manhattan, Saturday, Dec. 5.

Florence Myer spent the week end in her home at Lost Springs, Kan-

Interest Is
High In SCM

Commissions Are Serving Needs of Students and Giving Advice for Problems

Discuss Personality

Dutch Dating, Art Appreciation, Peace Are Other Subjects Being Studied

Interest in the commissions of the S. C. M. is running high. These commissions are serving the various needs of students in a definite way and are giving practical information and advice for help in the solution of student problems.

The Personal and Family Relationship commission is sponsoring an interesting program for an ever-

Vespers Offer Further Inspiration

Worshipful and inspirational music was presented by Floy Lackey, soloist; Mrs. Helen Holloway, organist; and Prof. Nevin Fisher, pianist; at the vesper service last Thursday evening at 6:45 in the College church.

A large number of College students are attending these weekly vespers. An interesting program has been planned for this week's service.

“Life Commitment” Is Theme in C. E.

Reinterpretation of Religion

Group Sponsors Program

Life Commitment was the theme of the program presented by the Reinterpretation of Religion commission of the S. C. M. in C. E. Sunday night at 6:30 in the College church.

Willard Flaming, president of the S. C. M.. in a few introductory remarks stated that to lose oneself in some special work is to be committed to that task. Many times we are stimulated to do something which causes us to react and then commit ourselves. The very essence of religion is a commitment to it. Once an individual commits himself, he can do great things.

Some of the great masterpieces of outstanding contributors to music, art and literature were presented us examples of those who have successfully committed themselves to their work.

”Ave Maria" by Schubert was sung by Prof. Fisher, assisted by Margaret Fry, pianist, and Prof. Crawford, who played the violin obbligato. Concerning the music of this song, Prof. Fisher said, "Many composers tried to compose music for it, but Schubert’s is the best. "

Some of Robert Browning's works were given by Miss Delia Lehman, who quoted Browning as having said, "Nothing done in a moment of creative activity, is done in vain,” and who also said, "On earth, the broken arc; in heaven, the completed round." Miss Lehman read several of Browning's poems; namely. "The Lost Chord." "O First Looking In-to Chapman’s Homer," "Saul" and “ Prospice."

“A Simple Air on the G String" by Bach was played by Prof. Crawford. Bach is considered one of the greatest artists in music.

Raphael's “Madonna of the Chair" was reviewed by Inez Goughnour. In discussing art, she said, "The personality of the painter and of the painting must be in perfect balance." In speaking of Raphael, Miss Gough-nour states, "The serenity of his life sets him off from the other artists of this period."

Margaret Fry sang "On Mighty Pends" which is part of a great ora-torior. "The Creation" by Hyden.

Dr. Ellis B. Stauffer on Campus

ing from the satisfied look on the faces of the buyers of the boxes these efforts must have been of high quality—at least they all looked as though they felt they had gotten their money's worth.

Prof. Hess Speaks

In Chapel Tuesday

Pleads for More Cooperation

In Use of College Library

Professor Maurice A Hess pleaded with the students for more cooperation in the use of the library. He cited it as a mutual obligation to society for each to do his part in obeying the rules and caring for the books.

Miss Heckethorn, librarian, gave a series of selections showing the position of the Golden Rule in many other religions.

Professor Hess also introduced his debate squads and told of their trip to Winfield where they attended the tenth annual meet there, in this meet 58 colleges from 10 states were represented by 185 teams.

The men's varsity teams had only one defeat, which tied them for eighth place. The first women's team was one of the four undefeated women's teams.

The teams are as follows:


Team 1 (Varsity)

William Thompson and Kenneth Weaver,

Team 2 (Varsity)

Willard Flaming and Alvin Lind-gren.

Team 3

Philip Davis, and Fred Horton.

Team 4

Addison West and Marvin Ridell

Team 5

Addison Saathoff and Stephen Stover.    

Women’s teams—

Team 4

Alberta Keller and Theresa Strom

Team 2

Inez Goughnour and Lucille Cole.

Team 3—

Yolanda Clark and Velma Watkins.

Dr. C. R. Flory, head of the English department and Professor Hess accompanied the squads to Winfield.

An introduction into the study of pictures was made by several members of the principals of speech class in chapel Friday morning.

The Lake by Corot was introduced by Miss Virginia Richards. Miss Richards pointed out the characteristic marks of Corot to be found in this picture: sharp details, definite colors, no perpendicular lines, greens, browns, tans, and its feministic aspect.

Miss Rosalie Fields told of A Reading from Homer by Alma-Tadema. She told of Tadema's interest in Greek and Roman life which had a great influence upon his pictures. The purpose of this picture is to show the power of the works, of Homer on all kinds of people.

Raphael’s School of Athens was introduced by Mr. Dwight Horner. Mr. Horner told how Raphael happened to paint this for the Pope at the Vatican. He explained it as being representative of the different branches of Greek education.

The work of Rosa Bonheur was discussed by Mr. Delbert Barley who introduced her well-known painting. The Horse Fair. Rosa Bonheur, probably one of the greatest women painters of all times, had a passion-ate love for animals. Careful study and association with them enabled her to portray them so realistically

Miss Lucille Kistner introduced The Angelus by Millet. After telling of the artist and interpreting the picture, Miss Kistner read 'The An-gelus" by Edward Mason.

Hoffman's Head of Christ was introduced by Miss Ruth Taylor. 0f the artist Miss Taylor said that he owed his popularity to his illustrative ability.

Professor Nevin W. Fisher presented a women's quartette composed of Miss Floy Lackey, Miss Margaret Fry, Miss Aileen Wine, and Miss Frances Campbell. The quar--tette sang two numbers:    "Sweet

Forget Me Not" by Giese, and "All Through the Night"

Six College Students Achieve High Scholastic Recognition

To be eligible for the honor roll, students must earn a minimum of forty grade points, the grade A counting three points, grade B two points and grade C one point. The honor roll for the mid-semester is as follows, Willis Bredfeldt, 46 Clara Schurman, 44; Erwin Bentz 43; Philip Davis, 41; and Margaret Messamer, 41.

Honorable mention includes the following: Delbert Barley, Margaret Hahn, Glee Goughnour, Virginia Harris, Evelyn High, Lucile Cole, Inez Goughnour, Wanda Hoover, Lamar Bollinger, Opal Hoffman, Lloyd Moehlman, Clayton Rock.

Hats Off

To Oklahoma’s West!

'Scouting" is a common practice among sports such as baseball, football, and basketball and even in debate. We are told of an incident which happened at the Winfield forensic tournament last week.

A team from Augustana, Ill., which would meet McPherson in a subsequent round was debating, and one of our promising young debaters, Stephen by name (or perhaps Step-hen), decided that it would be a good idea to learn their case be-fore the conflict. He thereupon asked permission to listen to the do-bate.

The request was graciously granted provided he would act as time-keeper. Stephen consented readily perhaps too readily for they became suspicious and asked the fatal question. "Where are you from?" The reply. "McPherson.” sealed his fate, and he was promptly ejected.

A conference followed this unforeseen emergency and brother West set forth upon the same mission. He profited by his colleague's ex-perience however, and was "from Ada, Oklahoma."

For many precious minutes West sat with watch in one hand, and pencil in the other, taking notes so fast that he almost forgot to call time, in fact he did let one old boy speak two minutes overtime, but, says West, “It was worth it."

After this incident things went on without further irregularities. At this time we wish to pay tribute to "The Men from Oklahoma," and without offense to our Democratic friends we wish to say that "West is Best."



The Spectator

Thursday, DEC. 10, 1936


Editor-in-Chief --------------■....... Harold Larsen

Assistant Editor ........................... Norman Edwards.

Feature Editor.......................——-------*..... Gladys Shank

Sports Editor----------------------Gordon Yoder

Copy Readers______—__Ellen Divine, Eldora Van Dermark

Business Manager-------------------- - ,Vernon D. Michael

Assistant Business    Manager .........—-i—    Gordon Bower

Assistant Business Manager —--------- Russell Kingsley


Myrtle Barley

John Bower Orpha Burn Frances Campbell Rosalie Fields


Willard Flaming Rowena Frantz

Inez Goughnour Lee Haun LaVena High

Opal Hoffman Rilla Hubbard Herbert Ikenberry Margaret Kagarice Alberta Keller

Marjorie Kinsie Paul Miller Winton Sheffer Kenneth Weaver Marion Washler

Let’s Quit Abusing Our Privileges

Society perpetuates itself upon the participation and cooperation of its members for the well-being of the group. As soon as the members endanger the well-being of the group by misusing their privileges, society adopts a more rigid method, depriving the individual of his freedom and placing a larger degree of control over him. Society expects the best services and cooperation of the individual.

We have a system in our library that gives the student a large degree of liberty in checking and using books and magazines, all, of course, for the convenience and benefit of the greatest number of students. When, however, students abuse the privileges granted them by taking out unchecked books, they are depriving a large number of students of their rights and privi

leges. This works a handicap, not only on those attempting to operate the library for our benefit, but is also detrimental to the best scholastic attainment of the various classes.

Reports of such irregularities have come before the Student Council. Perhaps not all violations are intentional, but carelessness works just as great a handicap as willful violation of library rules. The Council will recommend disciplinary action against such further violations. We ask, therefore, your cooperation in the successful operation of the library. You have a degree of liberty that automatically places a responsibility upon your shoulders. You have a social obligation towards the student body, the library staff, and your class. We trust you will accept your responsibility.

—The Student Council.

Early to bed and early to rise Will help you pay taxes to keep other guys.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the professors and all the wise


Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty toother again—

They sought for wealth by increased


So Farley dished the omelet!

I wish I could remember some more of my Mother Goose; it's such a delight after considering the freedom of the will in philosophy. Esther Kimmel must be a philosopher for she says air is invisible because you can't see it ... A new standard of efficiency has been reached by a Janitor in Sharp Hall, who not only washed the blackboard, but hid all the chalk so no one could mark it up. Lawrence Boyer says a spot can be speckled, but a speck cannot be spotted. I spec’ he's right. Since this seems to be turning out to be a sort of a gallery, let me add one more picture. Psychology became an annoyance the other morning as I watched the burning of a slush pond o’ver by the Dickey: the flames leaped and shoved against the enormous black mountain above until the supporting column between bubbled, boiled, twisted and burst out, too weak to carry the load.

How would you like to work your arithmetic in the Roman numerals of the middle ages? For example, multiply CCXXXV by LV.

CC x L equals Mx XXX x L equals MD

V    x L equals CCL CC x V equals M XXX x V equals CL

V    x V equals XXV MviiCMXXV—If you add it correctly. Imagine trying to divide in such script—I hate to divide in any language. Of course, anyone who dared to suggest square root would he sent back to the asylum.

Be seeing you—

G. Green.

The Gallery

Jane Kent

This “you tickle me”—hysterical -monkey-tailed — hiccupping A Cappella choir sounds a bit fast for so early in the season.

If yon don’t know how to "knit two, purl two" just ring for Wan-da and she's sure to bring her knitting along with her. It's fun to watch her, and interesting to muse on the number of “knitting wom-en" who have helped make history. But it’s appalling—the number of women who have found themselves knitting their way through life to the time of a canary.

After it’s all said and done, that pineapple feed last night must have been glorious fun; “fun’ because it was a secret, and "glorious” be-cause it was the first large scale snatch-it-and-we—all-eat    entertain-

ment this year.    

The "steadies" on the campus must feel their positions a bit tottering when they safeguard their

men from us other girls by exchanging them only with other steady daters. We should feel a definite sense of being superior in technique.

The "guess who" descriptions of the game "guess-who-I-have-a-date-with-for-the-weekend" coincide pitifully. As Lola Richwine suggests of her date, they all are:    smart,

well-known, musician, athlete, debater, and friends to everyone. No wonder some of us haven't the nerve!

The old Christmas thrill is slowly creeping over me—and again I wish that I could be like a Christmas carol—

Here's hoping that the "quints" outgrow that absurd sense of humor which was displayed by five college girls at the Box Supper.

A child’s heaven would have a Miss Lehman to tell a story every night.

Why Build a New Gymnasium?

(The alumni of McPherson college, are attempting this year, as a part of the fiftieth anniversary campaign, to raise enough money for an adequate Physical Education plant for the College. The following two articles by the directors of men's and women’s Physical Education at McPherson College explain something of the need for a new gymnasium).

-We who are directly connected with athletics and Physical Education at McPherson College feel that we need a more extensive program in Physical Education and Intramural sports. In order to accomplish this end, we must have a more adequate gymnasium."

"Our present Physical Education plant is very inadequate for our needs. Dressing rooms are too small to accomodate our athletes. We have no place to store equipment from one season to another, and the available equipment room is so small and poorly heated that gym salts and other supplies cannot dry out from one day to the next. During the winter months we are even forced to discontinue classes because of insufficient heat in the gymnasium.

"These conditions must be remedied soon if we are to build the type of Physical Education Department that will draw students to McPherson College."

—Coach Lester Selves.

Connecticut College is joining hands with Wesleyan University this year as far as drama is concerned. The former school, a women's college, has had to cast females in all roles in the past. With cooperation from Wesleyan men, the performances should bo more realistic.

Ten undergraduate students working under Josephine K. Tilden, professor of botany at the University of Minnesota, have the trying task of finding names for 100,000 plants never previously classified.

How D’you Feel?

This last chance business, oh dear me, Has caused excitement as you see.

The girls for once

must rack their brains So that

the fel-    

lows feel no strains.

It's really great

to hear them tell Just how    

they'll make it go off well.

Now don't refuse

a date like this For you can't know what all you’ll miss.

—The Turtle

Lena Ruth Miller, stater of Jessie Miller, was here on the campus Monday morning before she left to return to Emporia where she is attending college.

New Volumes Flow to Library

Books which were received by the library during the past week Include the last volume of "Dictionary of American Biography": ”1932 Yearbook of Agriculture;’’ a 1934 edition of "Packing Catalogue”; and several volumes of German literature written by Werke.

Other books are; “One Hundred Drills for Teaching Basketball Fundamentals.” Gullion; "Basketball Offensive Fundamentals Analysed," Gullion; "Living a Century,” Mc-Keever: "Principles of College Library Administration"; "Educating for Adjustment,” Rivlin; "A Correlated Curriculum,” and "Remedial and Corrective Instruction in Reading, McCallister.

Students Let’s Cooperate!

At K. U. this year they are having one of the fiercest breaks between the athletic department and the col-lege paper that has ever been known in the history of the school. In yesterday’s Times there was a statement from Phog Allen that it was the student paper that caused the miserable showing of the football team.

It is a sorry plight for any school to find themselves in a situation such as this. There is ill feeling that just is not the way that true school spirit can ever be felt. It is very nice that our school can say that its paper is back of its athletic, program to the fullest extent.

Since we can make good this boast that our feeling is good along these lines why not keep it proper along every line. If we hinder our school by dating at games then perhaps we had better not date. On the

other hand if our pep is increased then we should have dates at the games.

When rifts do occur in our student body it is a general thing that no one group is to blame but usually both are at fault. If things are as they should be there will be no trivial matter that can disrupt our school spirit.

The only reason that any team should come out ahead of us in any game is that this team is superior to us. If the student body is ever the cause of our team's defeat then we are admitting that we are not back of the team one hundred per cent and we are a pretty small group that refuse to give and take. Why not make a resolve that we are not going to find our campus divided as the K. U. situation finds itself at the present time?

Student’s Prosy Observation

(With all due apologies to Jane Kent—but she might not have got these)

As we went from ward to ward in the feeble-minded institution at Winfield I'd occasionally glance at Prof. Mohler and Dr. Flory—it was then that I realised how handsome and intelligent looking they really are.        

Somehow I can’t think too much of the persons who perform at a church service and leave immediately after and think they’re doing the audience a special favor. It must be plain Jealously that

makes one girl say "catty" things about another girl who is a perfect dear but happens to keep company with a young man who doesn’t show her special attention.

The girls aren’t so dumb—when one asks a fellow if he has a date for Friday night and he says no he has to attend the Christmas Party it sounds kind of funny.

I’m amazed at the number of college students who are content with such expressions as "he don't", "they was", "we was", "she set there for an hour", etc.


Student’s Reminiscenes of a Trip to

San Antonio Vocational Convention


hundreds of acres, represent the largest capital air investment in the world. "West Point of the Air" was produced at Randolph Field and “Hell's Angels" was also produced in this vicinity. Other historic and scenic points of interest were the Buckhorn Museum, the Alamo. Brackenridge Park, the city school school system, the Municipal Auditorium. etc. Several of us viewed the city from the state's tallest building, the Smith-Young Tower.

We found the south courteous. Their efforts to please were evident always. The people themselves seemed to lack sophistication and were easy to approach in conversation. The city itself is cosmopolitan in nature, necessitating separate schools for the large foreign enrollment. The buildings are built close to the streets and the sidewalks are narrow, giving one a feeling of congestion in the central business district.

At 9:30 p. m, Sunday, we arrived in McPherson, happy to be back although we would gladly have extended our stay for sight-seeing purposes. All thought the trip, associations at the convention, and all the experiences well worth while. We missed a Lyceum number here, but heard the American Tamburitza Players at St. Edwards College, Texas. They are the greatest play-ers of their Yugoslavian Instruments in the United States and are scheduled to appear on concert tours in the East. The next A. V. A convention will be in Baltimore, Md.


(with violin obbligato) De Ol' Ark's a-Moverin’—David W. Guion

Little Boy Blue—Ethelert Nevin (poem by Eugene Field)

The Sleigh (A la Russe—Richard Kountz


Homing—Teresa del Riego Nichavo! (Nothing matters!)— Mana-Zucca.

Katheryn Enns and Marjorie Paddock attended a play at the Inman High School Monday night.

Emma Schmidt, with her brother, left early Saturday morning for Eldora, Iowa, where they visited with friends and relatives. Emma visited with Evelyn Pierce, who was a student here last year. They returned to McPherson late Monday night.

Wanda Hoover and Bill Flaming were dinner guests at the John Wall home last Thursday evening.

Helen Eaton was in Hesston Sunday, visiting with friends.

Mrs. Emmert left Tuesday morning to attend the Golden Wedding Anniversary of her sister who lives near Des Moines, Iowa.

There’s One For Every Girl And Then Some

got to him first? Some other young man is just waiting for a chance. Don't be afraid! (You can see now what kind of a picklement a fellow is in when another guy asks you first.) Brace up, you young ladies who don’t already have a date. Hold up your chin, walk up to one of the men, and ask him to accompany you to the party Saturday night.

And if any of you have worried

about the party lasting too long, don't get any more gray hairs. The party will be over early so that you may take him out for a nice brisk stroll under the trees in the moonlight down through the "draw.” Or you may even take him to a movie and hold his hand. Anyway, you will have this one last opportunity to prove to him what kind of a girl you really are! Are you going to let it slip by? Come to the Last Chance party!

Bits of Winfield Life Seen By Geneticists

Amusing, yet pathetic, it was to see old men, with mentalities of six-year olds, chasing each other around and giving no thought to the wor-ries of life.

An unusual case was that of a small girl, perhaps about eleven years old, who has what is termed an "emotional blocking." She had been misunderstood by her teachers and friends and had been sent to that institution. During the time that she has been there, it has been discovered hat she has an "I. Q." of 113 it was a mistake that she was ever sent there and efforts are now being made to remove her from the place.

Everything at the Institution was kept spotlessly clean and where the Inmates realized anything at all, their wards were in order. The nurses showed nothing but kindness to these unfortunate people, and one nurse said that she had actually learned to love these people.

Professor Fisher Presents Recital

Prof. Crawford Is Assistant Artist on Program

Professor Nevin W. Fisher, who recently accepted the position as head of the voice department at McPherson College presented his first song recital of the season before a large audience last Sunday afternoon in the college chapel. His ac-companist was Miss Margaret Fry. Professor Loren Crawford, violinist. who also has been lately added to the faculty of the College, was the assistant artist on the program. He was accompanied by Miss Fern Lingenfelter.

Professor Fisher is a native of Pennsylvania and for a number of years has been the director of music at Blue Ridge College in Maryland. Previously he held the position of director of the music department of Bridgewater College in Virginia. He graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Baltimore, Maryland, and taught in this conservatory for six years. Subsequently he became a member of the master class of Max Landow in the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Professor Fisher is well known professionally in the Middle Atlantic states as a tenor, pianist, conductor and composer. He has performed innumerable times in concert throughout the East and over radio in Baltimore and Washington, D. C.

The program last Sunday afternoon was Professor Fisher's first recital in Kansas.

Who is Sylvia? (from "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," William Shakespeare)

Der Erlkonig (poem by Johann Wolfgang con Goether—Franz Schubert.


O Del Mio Amato Ben—Stephano Donaudy

Clorinda—R. Orlando Morgan.

J'al Pleure en Reve—George Hue

What Is a Song?—Pearl G. Curran.


Air for the G String—Johann Sebastian Bach    

Mr. Crawford


It Came Upon the Midnight Clear —Oley Speaks


Pale Moon—Frederic Knight Lo-

Leap Year! Girls remember, this leap year will soon be at an end and this opportunity will not come again for four years. This may be your last chance (in more ways than one.) At least this will be your last chance this year to ask your secret heart-throb of McPherson College to be escorted by yours truly to a party In the Student Union room.

Come on, girls, break loose! Don’t let a little unconventional thing like asking a young man for a date frighten you. Can’t you see the disappointed and down-heart ed looks on the faces of those un-fortunate ones who haven't been asked? Give them a break! You say if you ask one and he turns you down, you won't have the nerve to ask another? Come on, now! Can you be bothered because some other girl was more bold than you and

Pitiful, indeed, were those people whom the members of the Genetics class saw Friday at the feeble-minded Institution at Winfield.

Truly, it seems that some of the inmates would be better off not living for they are not giving anything of benefit to society and they seem a burden upon the shoulders of the mass of people. They seemed content to sit all day long doing nothing of much value. However, it should be added that most of the manual labor of the institution is carried on by its inmates, but no doubt they do it because they are told that they must do it, and not through any desire of their own to do it.

One old woman who had been there for fifty years had to be hand-dled like a baby, for besides being feeble-minded, she was also partly paralysed and was forced to remain in bed all of the time.

Dr. Fred Eastman Concludes Professor Fisher

Professor Fisher, head of the music department of McPherson College, gave his first public recital last Sunday afternoon.    

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The sound of the alarm brought us five scrambling out of bed at 5:30 Tuesday morning, and one hour later, packed bags were hustled into Mr. Holloway’s 1929 Pontiac. We were Texas-bound to the American Vocational Association meeting.

We arrived in San Antonio at 5:30 p. m.. located our cottage, and drove uptown to the convention hotels. These were located in the central section of the city, forming more or less the hub of a wheel.

We attended the opening session Wednesday evening. The spacious ballroom was filled with delegates. The a cappella choir of Texas School of Arts and Industries provided music which was well received. We found its director knew both "Cheesie" and Mr. Fisher. The dignitaries of the state and city expressed greeting. We were welcomed beyond recognition to that great "Lone Star State," the pride of every Texan the “Cradle of Liberty," etc., etc.

The main address was delivered by Supt. Huey for Dr. Studebaker, U. C. Commissioner of Education. The theme of the convention was "Vocational Education — A Vital Service to Youth." The theme of the address was that we are living in a romantic age in which we are beginning more earnestly to place human rights above property rights: in which economic opportunity and equality are our concern.

We found the sessions interesting. Great leaders in Vocational Guidance, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Agricultural and Home Economics Education, N. Y. A. and Part Time Education provided us with a perspective of the movements and problems of education that we could not have obtained in any other way. These problems are by no means solved, and one finds these leaders just as human in their problems as other people are in theirs.

In addition to attending sessions, we visited the exhibits of state vocational schools of various manufac-turers and publishers, and found time to visit the flying fields of the U. S. Army. These fields, covering

Thursday. Dec. 10 Vesper Service at College church, 6:45 p. m.

Friday. Dec. 11

Chemistry social in Student Union room, 8 p. m.

Saturday, Dec. 12    

Leap Year Party, in Student Union room. 8 p. m.

Sunday, Dec. 13

C. E. at College Church, 6:30 p.


Monday, Dec. 14

Women's Council Leaders Meeting. 4:30 p. m.; Basketball game with Oklahoma City U., at Community building, 8 p. m.

Tuesday. Dec. 15

Women's Council meeting with Freshman girls. 8 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

S. C. M. commission meetings, 9 a. m.: World Service meetings in Y. W. Room. 6:45 p. m.

Ruth Siegel spent the week end with Marjorie Kinzie who lives in


Clayton Rock visited in Wichita Saturday and Sunday.

John Schmidt went to his home at Buhler to spend the week end.

Valera Pierce was suddenly taken ill with appendicitis, and was operated on Monday evening.

Bernice Keedy spent the week end visiting in Wichita.


Bulldog Cagers to Meet Okla. City U.

Squad Now Cut to 20 Members ——C.     Johnston, Hapgood,

Barngrover, H. Johnston, Zuhars is Starting Lineup.

Next week the Bulldogs will play their first basketball game of the season. The opposition will be furnished by either Oklahoma City University or Sterling College. Due to a conflict in arrangements, former-Coach Binford’s cagesters may not be here Monday night for the initial game of the season. If Binford’s team cannot come, the Bulldogs will meet the Sterling College quintet Thursday night at the Community building. The game next week is the Canines’ only home contest until January 13.

Tuesday night the Bulldogs worked out down town for the first time. The squad was cut to 20 members and those players went to the Community building for their first big work-out. With several weeks of good hard practice behind them, the Bulldogs will be able to take on all comers next week.

Coach Selves has eight letter men out for basketball, and they are rapidly shaping into a smooth-working combination. At present, it looks like the starting lineup will be Chet Johnston and Merwin Hapgood, forwards; Don Barngrover, center; Harold Johnston and Harold Zuhars, guards. The other members of the 10-man squad are: Lee Haun, Ron-ald Flory, Robert Wiegand, Roy Robertson and Dave McGill.

For Basketball!

Comes the end of the football sea-son and the opening of the reign of basketball as king of sports! After ten weeks of legal bodily contact, the players now enter a game in which contact is definitely taboo. The player must go around his op-ponent and avoid hitting him instead of intentionally knocking him 'down.

And when the first game comes around, there will be an abundance of ex-football stars on the squad. The way things look now, seven of the first ten will be football letter men. But they won’t be playing football. They've already learned what the difference is, and are fast becoming adept at the art of making baskets.     

“Pass! Drive! Follow. ” yells Bud, as the boys practice in the gym. And they obey his every command as he watches them with a scrutinizing eye.

Next week brings the first game of the season. For a while, it looked as though we might play any of three opponents. Maybe the difficulties are settled now and Coach knows who we are going to play.

We may play Oklahoma City University on Monday; or Sterling on -Thursday at the Community building. If neither of these games materialises, our first game will be with Bethel at Newton Friday night.

Wherever we play, let's go out and support our team.

When Louisiana State University’s new mascot, "Mike. ” a $750 tiger cub, came to town, he was met at the station by the 200 piece band. The parade through the campus Included scores of cars and even a garbage wagon to add color to the procession.

French Student Compares Colleges

Foreign Representative Amazed

at American Students and College Social Life

New York, N. Y., —(ACP)—Jean Pierre Le Mee, the 19-year-old French student sent to the United States by his government to make a survey of social life in American colleges, is convinced that college life here would be "too lovely for French students. "

Le Mee expressed amazement that American students have such a good time. If the college life in the United States were suddenly transplanted to my country, he said, the students there "wouldn’t think of working. " As it is at present, life of them is all "work, work, work. "

Le Mee’s inspection tour began on Sept. 21. He first visited five colleges on the West coast. En route to the East, he dropped in at the University of Chicago. In the East he visited Columbia University, New York University, Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr, Princeton and Harvard.

In referenco to the five football games he saw, Lo Mee said: "At first I thought they were all crazy playing such a game. All those boys ready to kill each other and the man whistling all the time. The shouting and the singing were the only things I liked. But by the fifth time I began to see how marvelous the game was mathematically. ”

Ho cited the difference ho observed in the universities of the West and East coasts. “The students don’t work very hard in the West. All they could talk about was politics and sports. Everything was parties— singing parties, bridge parties, dancing parties, radio parties, and week-end parties. The University of California at Los Angeles is very near Hollywood, and all the girls there seemed to think of going into the movies instead of working.

Le Mee declared that the East was different. He said that the girls at Bryn Mawr didn’t "shout" and students really worked. Columbia and New York Universities held little interest for him because they were to much like "what we have in Paris. ” They did not have the campus life that seemed to be almost everywhere else, he said.

He stated that students at French universities live alone and seldom get to know one another. In the United States students even get to know

some of their professors, he remarked, something that is impossible in France without the proper introduction.     

Lee Mee, in his report to the French ministry of education, is going to recommend six American features for adoption In French universities: playing fields, fraternities and clubs, large dining rooms, good reproductions of great works of art in college buildings, and university theatres, magazines and newspapers

An "artificial sun" to aid in the study of sun rays, as the wind tunnel aids in the study of air currents, has been constructed in the town planning studio of the Columbia University school of architecture.

The committee on health Mount Holyoke College has issued this annual warning to students: Drink only cider that has been boiled or pasteurized, and eat only fruit that has been thoroughly washed.

McPherson College

Basketball Schedule

Basket Ball Schedule

Dec. 14 Oklahoma City University at McPherson (tentative).

Dec. 17 Sterling at McPherson (tentative)

Dec. 23 Ft. Hays at Hays.

Dec. 28-29-30-31 Tournament at Winfield.

Jan. 6 Bethel at Newton.

Jan. 8 Kansas Wesleyan at Salina.

Jan. 13—Baker at McPherson.

Jan. 22—College of Emporia at McPherson.

Jan. 29—Bethany at Lindsborg.

Feb. 2—Sterling at Sterling.

Feb. 6—Ottawa at Ottawa.

Feb. 9-—Bethel at McPherson

Feb. 12—Kansas Wesleyan at McPherson.

Feb. 18—Baker at Baldwin.

Feb. 17—Emporia Teachers at Emporia.

Feb. 19—Ottawa at McPherson.

Feb. 24—Emporia Teachers at McPherson.

Feb. 26—Bethany at McPherson.

Mar. 2—College of Emporia at Emporia.

Second Team Schedule

Dec. 18. —Bethel at Newton (tentative)

Jan. 22—Collego of Emporia at McPherson

Jan. 29—Bethany at Lindsborg

Feb. 9—Bethel at McPherson (tentative)

Feb. 12—Kansas Wesleyan at Mc-Pherson

Feb. 26—Bethany at McPherson.

Mar. 2—College of Emporia at Emporia.

A germ of communism is the matter of lockers has shown itself on the campus of Texas Christian University. Five freshmen sharing a one-

foot wide locker have jammed 18 textbooks, eight notebooks, two cots, and seven pencils into the cubicle.     

Freshmen at Southern Illinois Normal University are getting smarter with the years, according to the results of the Intelligence tests given this fall. A slightly higher average is augmented by higher individual scores as compared with returns from similar tests last year and previously.

Sport Skits

Coach Liston of Baker is looking forward to his first game of the season December 16 with the University of Kansas. Six of the seven members of last year’s Kansas Conference championship team have returned. Heine, center and Schrey, guard are at present ailing with football injuries. Both are all-con-ference men.

The Ottawa Braves won their first game last week, defeating the Kirksville Osteopaths 29-27. The Braves were trailing by one point at half-time, but went into the lead early in the second period and pushed the margin to six points, at one time.

Ft. Hays State, an opponent of the Bulldogs before the holidays seems to have a corking good team. Last week they walloped Friends 40 to 16. and Tuesday night trounced Kansas State 47 to 25. Jamison, a guard on the Tiger five, began his college education at McPherson.

Ottawa, as well as McPherson, has a brother combination in the forward and guard positions. Lyman and Amos Morgan are the players.

You Should Watch Those Gals Go To Town!

Say- --------! Those gals are ac

tually getting good at playing that game of volley ball. And they are really interesting games to watch, for they certainly keep the ball in the air, going back and forth across the net. These girls have also learned that set-ups are used not only in basketball, but volley ball as well. And, believe me, it's no easy trick to pass that ball from one player to another so that she might drive it over the net. They are also getting quite skillful in the art of taking the ball out of the net and passing it to a teammate. Very exciting, indeed!

Although these W. A. A. girls play a good game, they have their less serious moments, as you might

guess, it is most amusing to see Becky jumping up and down while screeching at some one to hit the ball. You can imagine the hilarity, when some one throws the ball while Pokey is standing (naturally) in the middle of the floor and it goes right between her legs. Poor Jessie almost got knocked out when she and "Shortcut" collided. Lola gets the cake for the most graceful poses when hitting the ball. The “Deaconness" keeps spirits high with her commands and silly capers. What fun they have!

The tournament games, to be played after Christmas vacation, are sure to be exciting, for even now the final scores of the games have only a few points difference.