McPherson Debaters

Tie For Second Place

Last Monday afternoon McPherson Junior College debaters tied with Bresee (Pentecostal, Hutchinson). Hutchinson Junior College placed first in this tri-school tournament. In the evening the debaters were entertained at dinner which was incidental to an after-dinner speaking contest. Addison West placed first, and Marvin Ridell and Addison Saathoff tied for sixth place. There were nine contestants.

These students accompanied by Professor Maurice A. Hess, made the trip: Yolanda Clark, Velma Watkins, Addison West, Marvin Ridell, Stephen Stover, and Addison Saa-thoff.

Thespians Present Two One-Act Plays

Great Tragedies of the Sea Portrayed in “Submerged” And “The Gazing Globe”

The Thespian club presented two effective, one-act plays, both pertaining to the sea, last evening.

The initial play of the evening was " Submerged" by H. Stuart Cott-mar and Le Vergne Shaw. The setting was in a forward compartment of a wrecked and submerged submarine.

The plot was built around Brice, the coward, played by George To-land; and Shaw, the dreamer, played by Delbert Crabbe. Brice, who draws the high card, refuses to permit himself to be shot to the surface so as to notify rescue ships. Shaw defends him and goes in Brice's place. The play ends with Brice drowning in the forward compart-ment, having been locked in there away from the others.

Others who made up the casts were: Dunn, the lover, played by Charles Pray. Mac Andrews, the commander, played by Harold Moh-ler; Nabb, the cockey, by Harold Larson and Jorgson, the bully, by Kenneth Weaver. The play was under the direction of Lois Gnagy.

The concluding play was "The Gazing Globe” by Eugene Pillot. The scene of this is on an island in the southern sea. The play opens with Oharo, an island girl, played by Velma Watkins, waiting for ger lover to return. Her lover, Nijo, portrayed by Oliver Andrews, returns from war as a great hero, surrounded with glory.    

But through gaining his glory he lost his soul. He tries to dissuade Ohano of her desired folly of seeking glory. In attempting to save her he destroys the "Gazing Globe" and in this act reveals to Ohano the way of glory. She screams and disappears to drown herself in the sea.

Zumo, an old servant, was featured by Theresa Strom. The play was under the direction of Yolanda Clark.

Mrs. Dale Strickler Talks On Red Cross

Students Sing Carols as Initial Feature of Program

A talk on the work of the Red Cross organization was given by Mrs. Dale Strickler, worker of the local branch of that movement. In C. E. Sunday night at 6:30 in the College church. A special feature of the program was the singing of Christmas carols by a small group of singers.

"Christmas is a season of cheer." stated Mrs. Strickler "It is symbolized by the giving of gifts to those whom we love and by helping those who are less fortunate than we."

Mrs. Strickler pointed out that organized charity is the best means for assisting others, who are unfortunate. She gave the steps through which charity has been given until the present form of social welfare was established. She cited several cases which the local Red Cross organization is helping and showed the problems which arise in such cases.

The group who sang the carols was composed of Opal Hoffman, June McNamee, Inez Goughnour, Avis Heckman, Paul Miller, Wayne Albright, Meredith Rogers, Franklin Eldridge, and Mary Jo and Leona Dell. Among those which they sang were: "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." “O, Little Town of Bethle-hem," and "There's a Song in the Air.”    

Potwin Speaks in Chapel

Mr. R. W. Potwin, Superintendent of the McPherson City schools, spoke to the students in chapel Tuesday morning. Mr. Potwin talk-ed of the requirements of a teacher. Four points were mentioned as being the requisites of a good teacher:

1.    Certain Intellectual attitudes

and understandings must be developed.    

2.    Knowledge of the technique of presenting the material being taught is essential.

3.    It is necessary to have formed routine habits.

4.    Build the preferences and appreciations which will make you the type of person you want your students to be.

Professor Nevin Fisher sang "Forward to Christ. " He was accom-panied on the piano by Margaret Fry and Floyd Harris played a cornet obligato. The choir sang "Unfold, Ye Portals" by Gounod.

Houseplanning Class Studies House

Miss Atkinson and her House-planning class again visited the Mills home on Euclid last Wednesday.

The house was studied as to exterior appearance, interior compactness, comfort, room arrangement, built-in appliances and general convenience. The class found the house to be very skilfully planned and well built.

Cantata Given Sunday Night

“The Story of Christmas” by H. Alexander Matthews Presented by Choir

Over Forty Voices

Group Directed By Chris Johansen; Accompanied by Lucile Ullery

An all-music Christmas cantata. "The Story of Christmas" by H. Alexander Matthews, was presented by a choir of over forty voices Sunday night at 7: 30 in the College Church.

Soloists in the cantata were Margaret Fry, soprano; Mrs V. F. Schwalm, contralto; Harold Beam, tenor; and Oliver Andrews, baritone. The chorus was composed of college students and local church members and was under the direction of Chris Johansen, director of the church choir. Lucile Ullery was the accompanist for the group.

A large number of college stud-ents, members of the church and friends in the city and surrounding territory attended this service.

The program was as follows: Chorus—Behold, the days come, saith the Lord. O Emmanuel, our King, and lawgiver.

The Annunciation Soprano Solo and Chorus—the Angel Gabriel was sent from God, The Vision of the Shepherds Chorus—There were Shepherds abiding in the Field.

Soprano Solo—And the Angel said unto Them.

Chorus—Glory to God in the Highest!

The Journey of the Shepherds Tenor Solo and Chorus—And it came to pass, when the Angels were gone away.

Voices of the Sky Soprano Solo—O, Lovely Voices of the Sky.

The Quest of the Magi Baritone and Tenor Solos and Chorus—Behold there came three wise men from the East.

Chorus—From the Eastern Moun-tains.

Tenor Solo and Chorus—And when they were come Into the house. O, Como All Ye Faithful.

Contralto Solo and Chorus— Sleep. Holy Babe! In slumber lie. The Fulfilment of the Prophecy Chorus and Tenor Solo—Awake, Put on Thy Strength, O Zion.

Solo—For the Lord Hath Comforted His People.    

Chorus—Christ, to Thee, With God the Father.     

Peace Oration Contest

To Be Held At Salina

The local peace oratorical contest will be held Sunday evening, April 24.

The contest is open to both men and women. Anyone interested in the contest should submit his name to Professor Maurice A. Hess. Orations are limited to 1700 words and local prizes are $7. 50,    $5. 00, and

$2. 50. The State contest will be at Mary Mount College, Salina on April 16.

The date for the local tobacco contest has not been definitely set, but it will be some time between the middle of February and the first of March.

Fine Arts Department Gives Music Recital

Talent and Training Exhibited In Presentation

A student recital was presented by the Fine Arts Department of McPherson College in the college Chap-el, Sunday, December 13, at 4: 00 p. m.

Great talent with excellent training was exhibited by those taking part in the recital. The different students gave piano, violin, or voice numbers. The program was as fol-lows:         

Will o' the Wisp, Spross, and Surely the Time for Making Songs Has Come, Frances Campbell.

Sparks, Moszkowski, Lois Loh-rentz.

Minuet, Bach and Musette, Bach, Merill Heibert

Concert Impromptu, Adams. Gertrude Conner.     

Marche, Bach, Lois Lohrentz.

To the Sun, Curran, Juanita Christenson.     

Elegie, Nollet, Clayton Krehbiel.

The Swallows, Cowen, Gladys Shank.

Piano Duo: Waltz A-Flat Major, Moszkowoski, High, Campbell, Frantz, Stutzman.

Concerto No. 5. Seltz Florence Meyer.

Mifwanwy, Forster, Lorene Vo-shell.

Grillen, Schumann. Evelyn High.

"Vale" (Farewell), Russell, Max Wilbur.

Intermezzo A Minor, Dohnanyi, Ann Janet Allison.

Mrs. Emmert returned Friday from Yale, Iowa, where the attended the golden wedding anniversary of her sister. While she was gone she visited in the Goughnour home in Des Moines, Iowa.

“Russia” Theme Of Chapel Talk

Fred Eastman, Last Speaker On Lyceum Course, At College Thursday

Gives Short History

Criticizes Administration Rather Than Philosophy of Russia

Dr. Fred Eastman, the last speaker on this year's lyceum course, spoke in chapel Thursday morning on conditions in Russia.

Dr. Eastman had had wide experience in travel and study. He is an instructor at the Chicago Theological Seminary in connection with the University of Chicago. Dr. Eastman is also contributing editor to Christian Century.

Speaking of Europe in general, Dr. Eastman said that he found there a vast preparation for war. These countries realize that war is futile and fear it, but they go on arming just the same in order to be prepared in case of attack by neighboring countries.

Pre-revolutionary Russia was described as a background for present history. Until nineteen years ago, Russia was under the rule of the Czar. This period was marked by general physical degradation and illiteracy, more than 90 per cent of the people being unable to read and write. Religion was so involved with the hated aristocracy that it was abolished with them at the time of the overthrow of the Czar's government.        

Dr. Eastman told of the new Russia Constitution and what it is supposed to do for the Russian people. The four points of the Constitution as outlined by the speaker were: guarantee of a job for every citizen: guarantee of leisure for every citizen; guarantee of education for everyone; and guarantee of security in old ago or incapacity.

In evaluating the system in operation in Russia today, Dr. Eastman said, “You cannot criticise the philosophy of Communism, but you can criticize its administration."

World Service Members

Go Christmas Caroling

A group of more than thirty Christmas carolers brought cheer and happiness to a number of shut-ins and elderly people on College Hill last Tuesday evening at 7:30 to 8:30.

This project was sponsored by the World Service organization and took the place of their regular weekly meeting. They visited Crum-packers, Johns, McGaffeys, Murrays, Hoerners, Dreshers and Vani-mans. At each place they sang several of the familiar Christmas carols.        

Library Posts Circulation Chart

Miss Heckethorne, college librarian, has completed a chart to be posted soon showing the circulation of material from the library each week. The chart also compares this year with last year’s circulation.

The following books were received at the library during the past week; "Wages, Hours, and Unem-ployment in the United States," Beney; "Rhythms and Dances for Elementary Schools," La Salle; "Tap Dances for School and Recreation." Duggan:    "Clog and Character

Dances." Frost,

Girls Hold Party At Noon

The girls who eat their lunches in the Y. W. room at noon had a party there yesterday,

Those present were Ruth and Esther Clark, Maxine Prickett, Alice Almstrom, Anna Fuchs. Clara Schur-man, Effie Thompson and Asta Ost-lind. They had salad, sandwiches, pickles, potato chips, cookies and ice cream.

They had drawn names several days ago and exchanged Christmas gifts at the party. There was every evidence of a good time.


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It’s Christmas Wherever You Are!

Was the Lyceum Course Satisfactory?

Mr. Eastman was an excellent speaker, but we learned it more from his talks on Russia and drama in this country. You can readily see that if a lecturer talks to the average man he misses his mark with the student body many times.

We can not say whether this year's lyceum was a success or a failure, but it did have many fine points and I believe no one lost any money for spending his or her dollar.

Next year we are going to have another lyceum course from all probability. The committee that picks the numbers for them will not know what to pick unless you and I express ourselves.

It seems to me that if this course is to live, it must employ as great artists as possible. I believe we were all disappointed because there was no play this year. Artists like the "Master Singers” were tops with the crowd and I would say this was our best number.

We want entertainment, but we want our interests widened and we want these performances to deepen our appreciation of true art.

Wanted! Trained Men and Women

Washington. D. C.—"Wanted: college trained men and women to accept places in the field of conservation."

Such an ad might well make its appearance. If the facts ascertained by certain federal agencies are to be relied on. With the country becoming increasingly conscious of its natural resources, there are several fields of conservation in which there is a scarcity of trained young persons to take the places that are opening up.    

The National Youth Administration has invaded the field of con-servation in its effort to create employment for young men and woman, and it has found a dearth of conser-vation courses in the curriculums of

Myrtle Barley John Bower Orpha Burn

Frances Campbell

Rosalie Fields

(Editor's note—This editorial was published in the "periscope," published for and by the inmates of the federal prison at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The purpose of republishing this editorial is to show that no matter in what condition we may be or what misfortune has befallen us, we have every reason to catch that spirit of Christmas and thus lighten our outlook on life in general)

It is not the best grace for us to gnash our teeth, wail and bemoan our fate because circumstances have placed us where we are during the Christmas season.

Our circumstances, in fact, should afford all the more reason why we should make every effort to catch some of the spirit of Christmas and thus mellow our own outlook on life.

This is the season of the year When even the meanest man that we can conceive is willing to toss a bone to a hungry pooch.

Something wells up in us that leavens the hours of our routine days, that leaves us aglow with the warmth of kindness, and that blunts the sharp edges of the faults that we see or imagine that we see in

Since the Lyceum course has ended, I am wondering how well satisfied people in general are with the entire course.

If we look at the reasons we have these numbers, we can better test whether our past group of five programs were a success or not.

In the first place these numbers should be entertaining. In fact this seems to be the primary motive for some poople’s attending. The three lectures, I believe, were sadly lacking in the entertaining element. The two musical numbers were a mixture, but they had some of the entertain-ing element.

In the second place, Lyceum numbers should widen our interest along with informing us. The lectures did widen our interest and inform us, but it was not put up in an entertaining and interesting way. The music did widen our Interests very sat-isfactorily.

Last, this course should deepen our appreciation along certain lines. Again our musical numbers were hitting par, but the lectures were in the rough with too much information.

Opal Hoffman Rilla Hubbard Herbert Ikenberry Margaret Kagarice Alberta Keller


We feel a great satisfaction in sharing the contents of our Christmas packages with others who are perhaps less fortunate in that they have no families or friends outside who are aware of their circumstances. We get a vigorous kick out of salvaging a piece of green or red scrap paper and using it in some ingenious decorative scheme that serves to brighten our quarters over the holidays.

We are more likely to be unmindful of real or imagined grievances and real or supposed discriminations.

We forget or thrust into the background any difficulties over which we may be Inclined to brood.

We resist the temptation to pile anathema on the head of someone who at sometime may have offended or conspired against us.

In short, there is a wholesome spontaneity in our greeting to our fellow men and a righteous determination to embrace all into our band of brothers.

It’s the spirit of Christmas- May its lights never dim.

Merry Christmas!

colleges and universities throughout the country.

Efforts are being made to interest educational institutions in courses on conservation and if this is done, college graduates of the near future may find themselves equipped to enter a field that is, to say the least, not overcrowded.

A number of conservation demonstration projects are in the process of development by the NYA and it is thought by officials of this agency that these exhibits will stimulate the interest of college men and women in what may grow to be a new profession.

—Martin Cox,

(ACP Correspondent)


The chief point of interest this week seems to be Edward VIII ahem, Edward Windsor. I think it perfectly fitting to give up the kingship of even the British Empire for the right woman, but I believe I would at least be original. The headline. "Gives Up Empire For Love of Woman" seems to be begging the question; he seems to be sufficiently in love to dull his better judgment, but one must be permitted a healthy scepticism regarding the true state of affections of a twice divorced American social climber. It all goes to show that worse things may happen to a prince than falling off a horse. George, while being less of a flash, may possibly show more judgment. We should all be grateful to the late king for one thing: for the past week or so he has kept the big and little Roosevelts hushed off the front page almost as thoroughly as was the marriage of Franklin jr. into the Du Pont family silenced before election. Let's see - didn't F. D. go to South America or somewhere a week or so ago?

It seems to me something should be done to revive the all-but-extinct spirit of poesy on the campus, so here goes with an attempt to breathe new life into the old cadaver:

Join with me in writing rhyme.

On Parnassus spend our time Head the music of the spheres, Never gained through mortal ears. Do you follow me?

Be an artist as you go On your way,—life's meanings know;

Write of joy and life and truth Ere age darks the glass of youth. Reader, do you see?

There will be given a surprise box to the first three giving correct solutions. (Professors are not eligible to compete because I would not bare the nerve to box them.)

A crostichally yours G. Green.

Marjorie Kinzie went to Baldwin, Kansas, to spend the week end with her cousin.

Dr. Flory must think that he has the inspiring spirit of the arch-field Beelzebub when he expects me to suddenly feel like roaring forth the lines of Satan in "Paradise Lost” when there are no little red-hot devils sitting in the English class to give me atmosphere.

Helping Fred Nace build the submarine for "Submerged” gave me a deceiving sense of being a mechanically-minded engineer.

Thanks to Miss Gill’s bet with George Toland, you girls should all know that if a fellow wagers he can kiss you without touching you, he loses the bet by promptly placing a

Signs of Christmas

Christmas time is coming nearer— I can feel it in the air;

Friends all seem a wee bit dearer. And the world’s less full of care. Everywhere.

Christmas bells are loudly ringing—    -    

Happy tidings do they bear; Carols, are the people singing;

You can hear them here and there— Everywhere.

'Tis a season of forgiving—

’Tis a time for love so rare:

'Tis the grandest day of living As for Christmas men prepare. Everywhere.

—The Turtle

kiss on your surprised person. Kisses go at a bargain under that scheme.

If no other fellow was made happy over the Leap Year raid, at least Van Blaricum seems to be affirming some of Rilla's ideas concerning it.

The picture of Royer and the older Richards girl as they sang Christmas carols may not be very pleasing to the eye, but they seemed to feel it was a glorious evening.

Pre-vacation days are weary stepping stones—and yet they are the times when I can stand on tip-toe and look over into a coveted two-weeks of snow paradise.

Margaret Messamer, George To-land, Harold Mohler, and Margaret Fry shopped in Wichita Saturday afternoon and attended the Ballet Russe at the Forum in Wichita Saturday night.

Julia Frick went home with Doris Doane for the week end.

Becky Stauffer spent the week end in the Morrison home at Rox-bury.

Arnoldites Celebrate Christmas

The Spirit of the First Saint Nicholas

Reflected in This Christmas Season

Christmas time.

What is the true meaning of the Christmas season? In the mad rush of buying gifts, decorating our homes with mistletoe and wreaths, trimming trees with tinsel and lights, and preparing for a big turkey dinner on Christmas day, have we left the true Christmas spirit forgotten?

To children, especially, Christmas means that Santa Claus is coming, riding in a sleigh, which is drawn across the snow by fleet reindeer, and will crawl through the chim-neys to fill the stockings which were so carefully hung by them. No doubt, the emphasis of Santa Claus who brings toys to children on Christinas Eve rather than the story of the birth of the Christ-child is due to the thoughtfulness of parents who mean to do no harm.

Although none of us any longer believe in a Santa Claus, do we know what the real Christmas spirit should be? We think of it as a time of good cheer and of giving and receiving gifts. When we buy gifts, we should remember the words of Jesus who said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

May our motives and actions at this holiday season reflect the true spirit of Christmas, which commemorates the birth of the Christ-child, and the angels' song of “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and good will to men" echo within our hearts.

Stauffer And Morrison Engaged

Last evening the engagement of Milton Morrison, Roxbury, to Becky Ann Stauffer, Rocky Ford Colorado, was announced.

These two students are sophomores and are outstanding in their class. This announcement came rather as a surprise and they are to be con-gratulated.

Did You Ever Have Six Dates in One Night?

trumpet solo by the campus Jazz king, a vocal duet, and some popular piano ditties, were enjoyed by all. Wednesday night the entertainment was in the form of recreation. It was rather difficult for a hundred people to run a relay in such a small room as the Y. W. room—In fact, too difficult for one couple who sat on the floor, and that wasn't a part of the game, either! The next night, Thursday, was spent at the Metropolitan (the Student Union room). "Bel-fry" was featured when he sang “River Stay Way From My Door." The entire crowd sang old familiar songs and learned some new ones. Friday night, back in the Y. W. room with new dates, we were divided into two groups, and both groups were given a few minutes to prepare a great drama. One group presented the parting scene from "Romeo and Juliet": the other gave a most exciting melodrama. (And the hero came in just in time to save the girls from the villain). Saturday and Sunday were all in one, and we ate at the Biltmore on "Christ-mas Eve.” After we had all been served sandwiches and cocoa (In the Student Union room) a group of Christmas carols, sung by a girl's sextet, closed the Last Chance Party.

Here's a wager that says almost every one of the one hundred twen-ty-five ladies and gentlemen who went to the party expected to be bored but was most pleasantly surprised. Unanimous public sentiment reveals that the Last Chance Party was the most successful party that has been held on the campus this year. And every girl can say that she had had at least six dates in one night!

Aileen Wine and La Vena High spent Saturday night and Sunday with Jessie Miller in her home at Canton.

Dudley Sims, Sylvan Waybright, Donald Williams and Ronald Shaffer from Rocky Ford, Colorado, were on the campus Sunday and Monday visiting friends. They left Tuesday morning for Ottawa.

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Daniel Zook went to his home in Larned Saturday morning and returned Saturday afternoon.

Emma Schmidt has been ill for several days.

Harold Schubert left Friday for his home in Fruitland, Idaho, to spend Christmas vacation.

Katheryn Enns left Wednesday to go to her home in Fort Pierce, Florida, for the Christmas vacation.

The Legend Of Saint Nicholas is one of the loveliest in all history. This patron saint was a real man, born in Asia Minor. As the Bishop of Myra, he became very wealthy and found his greatest joy in giving gifts in such a way that none should know who gave them. After his death he was “sainted". He is the only religious figure associated with the spirit of fun.

Down through the ages the myth of his great benevolence grew. Little children of the Middle Ages visioned him on bishop's robe and miter coming on his grey horse to bring them gifts upon the eve of his birthday. Dec. 5. With the coming of the 15th century, Saint Nicholas celebrations were shifted to Christmas eve.

In Germany he was celebrated as "Kris Kringle." In Belgium and Holland, he is still worshipped as a saint. In England, today, many churches bear the name, Saint Nicholas, and the saint is known as "Father Christmas.”

Coming to the New World with the Dutch settlers, he somewhere traded his grey donkey for fleet reindeer and his name to "Santa Claus."

Much of the religious quality of this legend has been lost to our modern world. More and more our cheery postman is coming to play the role of Saint Nicholas, as he brings gifts and greeting from afar, yet, in the imaginations of children of all ages. Saint Nicholas still rides his grey donkey or drives his reindeer across the roofs of the world at

The Fahnestock parlor was a most popular place about 8 o’clock Saturday night. The bells buzzed (some fellows had better learn what their rings are) and feminine voices called to waiting boy friends on first floor. The young ladles of this great college were not to miss their last chance to "leap.”

And so, linked arm to arm with their boy friends, they led the way to the Y. W. room to the Last Chance party. At the door each was given a small card and a smaller pencil. Then, if lucky and if not too late, the ladies found chairs for the gentlemen and chatted gaily until the party began.

When the first whistle was blown we were instructed to take our little card in hand and take notice. On these cards were a list of the days of the week with a blank beside each day. Each individual was supposed to go around and ask one of the opposite sex for a date for each night of tho week. You know, just like these program dances you've heard about. Can you feature it— six dates in one evening? That's go-ing some, but ,oh what a lucky

break, for--well, for every

one. At least nobody could say that he or she had been bored very long by any one person. Variety is the spice of life, so they say!

And we had variety every night of the week. "Let’s get acquainted was the program for Monday night and the game “Cat and Mouse" was played. Thoroughly acquainted, we changed dates for Tuesday evening, which was spent at the theater. A very uplifting program, including a very serious (ahem!) reading, a

Lawrence Boyer and Oliver Andrews made a business trip to Hutchinson Monday.


Is Wonderful!

Incidents that are of special interest to our student body occur daily, but at times the event is not made known publicly. It is our rightful duty to draw to the attention of those who are interested a few facts about our daily class room.

The teaching methods of today are to a great extent different from those of yesterday. The entirely new practice of making confessions to a class of unexperienced students is very unusual, but by no means is it faulty. To apply one's past experiences in facing certain situations is nothing more than common sense. This is the reason that so many stu-dents are deriving benefit from such instructions in the class room.

These confessions as they are called are not a rare happening in the Psychology course of this semester. Even though all phases of Psychology can be explained through examples and illustrations, the best explained phase of the course is the one dealing with love and emotions. It is the privilege of the large number who are studying Psychology to hear such inspiring and breath-taking examples on the ever-lasting and most interesting subject of love. This is the part confessions play on the program. There is no better way of illustrating this vital subject than to acknowledge points of the past. The old saying of "n honest confession is good for the soul" is true to this day.

Too bad, boys, but you'll have to leave now. The girls are going to have a Christmas party and you’re not invited!”

And so, the girls of Arnold, all gathered in the parlor Tuesday night and "Bertie” (Miss Keller to you) took her place in the middle of the floor. And can you guess what she told us to play? None other than the old game "Wink ’em.” But we played that for only a few minutes.

We were divided into four groups and to each group leader was given a slip of paper. Whee-—one of those treasure hunts! And off we went, upstairs and down, to "Shorty's favorite retreat.” only to be sent off frantically searching for "The Country Gentleman.” "Isn’t it Divine” was easily found, and so was "I’d walk a mile." but for some time we looked for "Her Last Duchess." Nope, thats not all, for another piece of paper read, "Any cleaning today.” Oh, yes, there is a cleaner in the crowd. And then a mad rush for "Will she sell her man?" The last destination was "The home of the Cockroach"—-the basement of course. (Incidentally, if you don’t know where some of these places are, just ask some of the girls.) But no more slips of paper could be found in the kitchen, and a mad search for something was made. Finally Mother Emmert opened a door revealing a great stack of Christmas wrapped boxes. "Goody—Santa didn’t forget us.” Boxes were opened, snd—"oh, oh— so that’s what happened to those articles taken from each room about a week ago.”

Packages in hand, we trudged back to the parlor, and someone was heard to remark. "I'll bet I’ve lost five pounds running up and down these stairs tonight." Bertie again took charge and presented a gift to Mother Emmert, a token from

her flock of girls.

Then came the call "let's eat" and we clambered back down stairs to partake of coffee and doughnuts. And besides that, we were each given a red and white stick of candy! Peppermint, too!

Tired, but happy, the weary girls

went to their rooms and crawled in!

Varied Program At Vesper Service

An inspirational program was given at the regular weekly vesper service last Thursday evening in the College church.

The program included a piano solo by Prof. Fisher, a number by the College mixed double quartette, an organ solo by Mrs. Helen Holloway, and several selections read by Vera Heckman.

Plan to attend this week's service at 6:45 Thursday evening in the College church.


McPherson Canines Bow To Oklahoma

Inexperience Proves To Be

Major Factor As Bulldogs Lose 39 to 22.

McPherson College lost its opening basketball game of the season to the Oklahoma City University Gold Bugs Monday night 22 to 39 in a typical early season tussle.

The Bulldogs attained an early lead over the Oklahomans but goals by Rentfro, Dunford and Bryan soon put the Bugs in the lead and the first half ended in their favor 24 to 11. McPherson scored 11 points in the second period to 15 for the Sooner visitors.

Dunford, the tall red-headed center of the Gold Bugs, caused the Canines a great deal of trouble because of his height. He controlled the tip at center and was effective at the pivot post. Dunford and his teammate Bryan, guard, each scored 11 points for high point honors of the game.

Barngrover was McPherson's steadiest and best player Monday night. Despite his great disadvantage in height, he handled the opposing center capably. He was the Bulldogs' leading scorer with four field goals and two free throws for a total of ten points.

This game, the first of the year for the Bulldogs, showed that they need more experience to season them for coming games. The Gold Bugs, with three games behind them, were steadier and more confident of themselves. Early in the game McPherson played good ball, but as the opening period worn on, the Bulldogs became rattled and couldn’t settle down to steady playing.

The Canines were having tough luck making baskets against the Gold Bugs. Plenty of shots were attempted—45 to be exact—but only  nine went through the hoop for field goals.

The Gold Bugs, under Coach Melvin J. Binford, former Bulldog mentor, were a fast, clever quintet with plenty of the spirit it takes to win games. They were tall and used lots of deception to get around their guards.

With a little more experience, Coach "Bud’’ Selves’ Bulldogs will be able to make a better showing. They’re bound to be strong contenders for the conference championship.

The box score:

Sport Skits

The Bulldogs will meet the high-powered Ft. Hays State cagesters next Wednesday night. December 23 in another non-conference game. This will be the first of several games to be played during the Christmas holidays.

Hays has one of the largest teams in the state this year. Last week they defeated Kansas State by a top-heavy score. The Tigers boast a tall team with only one player being less than six feet tall.

The Bulldogs, with more than a week to practice after the initial game, should be ready for the Ft. Hays Tigers. They found out many of their faults in the game, and realized that there is lots to learn before they can be a championship team.

The team journeys to Winfield on Friday, December 28, to take part in a four-day tournament staged there annually. The tournament includes teams from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. One game will be played each day.

On Wednesday after vacation, January 6, the Bulldogs go to Newton to play the Bethel Graymaroons. A second team is definitely scheduled for this night, so a large squad will make the trip.

It looked like old times Monday night when Barngrover pulled out to the back court and made those two beautiful long shots. Remem-ber all those he made last year?

Coach Selves has definitely scheduled two second team games with Bethel. Both will be played as preliminaries to the first team struggles.

Twenty-One Gridsters Eligible For Letters

Coach ‘‘Bud’’ Selves Recommends

Group To Athletic Board For

Approval As To Grades.

Coach Lester "Bud” Selves of McPherson college has recommended to the college athletic board 21 members of the 1936 football teams eligible for grid letters. The awards probably will not be made until after the end of the first semester.

The players will not be awarded their letters, Coach Selves explained, until after the end of the first se-mester so a check can be made on the grades of all members of the team. If the players have failed to make a passing grade in a certain number of hours their letters will be withheld until the grades are made up.

Coach Selves will lose only four lettermen by graduation this year as only four lettermen are seniors. Of the 21 recommended for letters, six are Juniors, two sophomores and nine freshmen.

Following is a complete list of the lettermen recommended for 1936:

Ends—Don Horst, Peabody, freshman; Dave McGill, Tennessee, freshman; Roy Robinson, Pretty Prairie, freshman; Edgar Vaughan, Florence, sophomore.

Tackles—Bob Hall, McPherson, freshman; Don Barngrover, McPherson, Junior; Lawrence Boyer, Hutchinson, Junior; Chet Colwell, McPherson, senior.

Guards—Mike Vasquez, Lyons, senior; Martin Seidel, McPherson, Junior; Lavern York, Adel, Iowa, freshman.

Centers—Clayton Rock, Navarre, senior; Bob Wiegand, Inman, sophomore.

Quarterbacks— Delbert Crabbe, McPherson, Junior; Ivan Keck, Sum-merfield, freshman.

Fullbacks—Merwin Hapgood, McPherson, Junior; Wilbur Shannon, Pratt, freshman.

Halfbacks—Lee Haun, Parker-ville, senior; Harold Zuhars, Peabody, Junior: Earl Mathiot, Peabody, freshman; Billy Carter, Pratt, freshman.

No Festivities

For Basketball Players

Tomorrow after the last class students make final preparations for the trip homeward to spend two weeks Christmas vacation—unless you're a basketball player. Twelve men will remain here to practice each day and play several games during the fortnight.    

Although these boys seemingly get a lot of pleasure out of playing the game they must sacrifice considerably in order to participate in the sport. During vacation these fellows must remain in McPherson so that they may practice each day. They will miss out on all the festivities that accompany the Christmas season. They won’t even be allowed to partake in the candy and other sweets usually had during the holidays.

But they will get to go on two trips during the vacation. Two days before Christmas they go to Hays to play the strong Hays State team. Then the next Monday they journey to Winfield to take part in a four-day tournament stage there annually. After the tournament is over they can look forward to the game with Bethel on Wednesday after school reopens.

The basketball boys will have it tough as far as eating and going home is concerned, but they’ll get two trips to different parts of the state out of it, so it won’t be so bad.

McPherson (22)




C. Johnston, f .




Hapgood. f ......

.......... 0



Barngrover. c ...




H. Johnston, g

........... 1



Robertson, g ......




Zuhars, g .............




Haun. f ...............




Wiegand. c ........




McGill, g ..............




Flory. f .............




Mathiot, f ........




Hall, g ................




Total ......................,.......




Okla. City (39)






V 2







... 4



Fronterhouse, g .....

. ...1











Glass, f .....................




Walker, g .......................










Total ...............................




Officials: R. R. Uhrlaub and Carl Kopelk, both of McPherson.

Robertson, freshman guard, show-ed up well during the time he was in the game. _

Those Gold Bugs were fast and used plenty of deception in their play. Their constant shifting kept the bulldog guards in doubt as to where they were going.

The second team kept O. C. U, under control better than the regulars during the short time they were in the game.

C. of E. defeated Sterling last week 30 to 27. The Presbies came back strong in the second half to pull away from the opposition.