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McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, Friday, January 7, 1949

NO. 14

Warren Announces Exam Schedule

Listed below is the tentative examination schedule (or first semester. 1948-49, as announced by Dr. Luther Warren, Dean.

Tuesday, January 18, 1949

8:00-10:00 All 8:00 T. W. Th. classes except freshman English.

10:00-12:00 all freshman English classes.

1:20-3:20 All 8:55 M. W. F. classes, except introduction to Literatre.

3:20-5:20 All 8:55 T. Th. classes except freshman English.

Wednesday, January 19, 1949

8:00-10:00 All 10:25 M. T. Th. classes, except Old Testament and Introduction to Literature. .

10:00-12:00 Introduction to Literature.

1:20-3:20 All 10:25 W. F. classes.

3:20-5:20 All 11:20 M. W. classes.

Thursday, Januay 20, 1949

8:00-10:00 All 11:20 T. Th. F. classes except freshman English.

10:00-12:00 All 1:20 M. W. F. classes except Introduction to Literature.

1:20-3:20 All 1:20 T. Th. classes.

3:20-5:20 All 3:10 and Appointment classes unless announced otherwise by the Instructor.

Friday, January 21, 1949

8:00-10:00 Old Testament Life and Literature.

10:00-12:00 All 2:15 M. W. F. classes except Old Testament.

1:20-3:20 All 2:15 T. Th classes.

3:20-5: 20 Open Period.

Dem Dry Bones

by Claudia Stump

Which shall it be? John? Dale? Biology Bones! Mihideishad? Don R.? Dry Bones? Friday (Meatless) or Just Silent Sam? These are names which have been suggested for the skeleton in the Biology Department. For the present I shall call him "Joe.”

When Joe first arrived on Mac-ampus, the Spectator printed a story about him. The Republican thought it was pretty interesting, so they rewrote it and sent it to the Associated Press. As a result, letters have come from both Missouri and Kansas suggesting names.

I was speaking with Joe the other day; and although he likes the campus and students, he docs wish they would decide upon one name.

Kollege Kalendar

Friday. January 7, basketball game. C. of E. vs. Bulldogs at Emporia.

Friday. January 7, 7:45 p. m. Skating Party, meet In front of Sharp.

Saturday, January 8, 8:00 a. m to 6:00 p. m., Economy Debate Tournament, to be held here.

Sunday. January 16, 3:00 p. m.. McPherson College Civic Orchestra and Band Concert, to be held in Chapel.

How (Not) To Get A’s

by dunce

Late Headlines

row in a 30 minute address before the new 81st Congress. Even some Republicans seem inclined to go along with his program.

Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 4—A crisis involving Israel, Egypt, Iraq, the U. S., Great Britain and the U. N. threatened tonight over the situation in Palestine. The Egyptian government asserted that the biggest battle of the Palestine war was raging in the southern Negev area. Jewish troops were attacking in waves.

Washington, Jan. 4—The United States has bluntly accused Rus-sia of a "breach of faith" for falling to send home all her German war prisoners.

The formal note of protest accused the Soviets of violating a 1947 agreement between the big four powers calling for repatriation of all German war prisoners by the end of 1948 "at the latest.”

Orchestra, Band Present Concert On January 16

The formal concert of the Civic Orchestra and the McPherson College Band will be given Sunday afternoon, January 16, in the McPherson College Chapel.

Membership in the Civic Orchestra is composed of both townspeople and college students. The nine violinists in the orchestra are Inga Mark, Lillian Olson, Dr. L. V. Heisey, Mrs. Stevenson, Mary Louise Hutcherson, Jean Elwell, Barney Enborg, LaVerne Eck, and JoAnn Bowman.

Gene Bechtel is the viola player for the orchestra. Celloists are Anna Marie Fuchs, Bill Enborg, and Nancy Reuhlen, Lois Yoder and Kenneth Jarboe play the string basses.

Flute players are Gilford Iken-berry and Lenore Sorenson. In the rest of the woodwind section are Charles Royer and Lois Colberg playing the clarinet. John Firestone playing the baritone and tenor saxophone, and Dee Shank playing the alto saxophone.

In the brass section :Leland High and Delvin Gaddy play the trumpet: Carl Dell and Dale Oltman play trombone: and Jack Baker and Winston Bowman play the French horn.

Ronald Moyer, Rowena Neher, and Merrill Sanger compose the percussion section. Bonnie Alexander is the pianist.

The numbers which the orchestra will play in the concert are 'Hymn to Diana” by Gluck; "Men-uetto from 5th Symphony” by Schubert; Johnson's "Symphony in F Major”: "Shadow Dance" by Myerbeer: "Waves of Danube” by ivanovicl; and Johnson's "Passa-caglia and Fughetta.”

"The World is Waiting for the Sunrise” by Alford is the first number to be played by the McPherson College Band. Other numbers are "The Ramparts We Watch” by Beechman; “Oklahoma" by Rogers; and “The Angel-us” by Peter Buys.    

National Pi Kappa Delta Meets In Peoria, Illinois

Prof. M. A. Hess. English department instructor, has announced that the National Convention of Pi Kappa Delta schools of which McPherson is a member, will hold their semi-annual meeting in Peoria, Illinois, under the auspices of the Bradley Poly-Technic school.

Schools are limited to one men’s team and one women's team. One of the topics for the meeting will be "Planned Economy for Fred" Enterprise.” ‘

The tourney will be held April 10-14.

Wichita University Names Former Faculty To Staff

Wichita University has announced that Mrs. Edith Bestard has been added to their language department for the new semester.

Mrs. Bestard was head of the McPherson College language department for part of the first semester during the local school year 1947-194 8; She left McPherson to be with her husband who had established a business in Wichita.

Topeka, Kas., Jan. 5—Blizzard conditions in northwest Kansas will diminish today and fair weather is predicted for the entire state. However, the prediction is for a decided continued cold wave.

Shanghai, Jan. 4—The Chinese government "peace offensive” appeared stalled today against a wall of Communist silence.

From the government came a rising clamor for a truce and negotiated settlement. The Communists. however, who have been winning the civil war, said nothing.

A source in Nanking said government war planes released leaflets over the Communist lines urging the Red soldiers to quit fighting so that peace talks could begin.

Washington, Jan. 4—President Truman will tell the nation about the “State of the Union” tomor

Chem Students Notice

All chemistry students who have stopped attending class during the semester and expect to receive a WP or WF withdrawal grade should fill out the proper blanks in the Dean's, and Registrar's offices. Otherwise grades will automatically be an "F” (See catalog, P. 40). Lockers of withdrawn students must be checked in by January 18 for eligibility for refund of breakage deposits.

The preceding information was released by the Chemistry Department and signed by Dr. L. V. Heisey, Acting Department head.

Redinger Becomes Campus Editor

Miss Betty Redinger became the next campus editor of the Spectator last Wednesday night by vote of the student council.

She will succeed Leroy Doty, second semester in that position. LeRoy will become managing editor and Max McAuley will assume the duties of editor-in-chief.

The board of publications recommended to the student council which in turn accepted the recommendation of Betty Redinger for the position of campus editor to be effective next semester.

Betty worked on the paper during her high-school enrollment becoming editor-in-chief as a senior. She also took journalism in high-school and the present time she is

taking the same type of course here at McPherson.

Harvard University Gives National Scholarships

The Law School of Harvard Un-iversity in a recent letter to the Dean wished to call attention to the offering of National Scholarships by that University.

They explained that it was their belief that the school's greatest strength lies in the nationwide spresd of its student body. Over the last half century and more the school has served as a mixing-bowl of American law, gathering information and ideas from every part of the country and transmitting them to every man who studies there.

They recognize the fact that increasing costs of tuition, travel, and subsistence are making it more difficult for many talented young men outside the northeastern area. Also they realize that this same impediment will grow through gradual exhaustion of Federal government aid to veterans. Hence they are pressing with special earnestness the National Scholarship plan which they started Just before the second World War.    

Any student wishing further knowledge concerning these Scholarships should contact Dr. Warren.

Fisher Captains Gagers

This week the basketball team met and elected "Bud” Fisher as pilot of the 1948-49 basketball team'.

Verlyn is a native of McPherson having been very active in sports in high school and college.

Fisher, besides being an allaround athlete, likes to hunt and fish. But since he is married and has a baby, his main hobby is changing diapers.

Spectator Plans Folk Game Party

An all school folk game party is being sponsored by the Spectator staff in the college gym immediately following the basketball game with Baker University on January 14.

The committee working on arrangements are Miss Sarah May Vancil, publications advisor. Winston Bowman, Vancil Dunahoo, John Firestone, Max McAuley, Barbara Burton, and Miriam Keim.

Arrangements are being made to start the party immediately after the basketball game. More details will be printed in next week’s Spectator.

Spectator Enumerates Variety of Subscribers

From the halls of Sharp Hall to points across the sea the Spectator is read weekly. The Circulation Department is responsible for the task of sending to many states and countries the school paper.

Readers may have wondered, at one time or other, about the wideness of the circulation of this paper. Now this department brings them the following general summary.

The Spectator is read by two missionaries that now live and Serve across the waters. Kent and Elva Jean Naylor, who are serving as relief workers in Carrara, Italy, receive the Spectator week-Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Willcuts, serving as missionaries in LaPaz, Bolivia, also receive the Spectator. Mr. and Mrs. Naylor graduated from McPherson Colege in the years 1947 and 1946 respectively. Mrs. Geraldine Willcuts graduated from McPherson in 1945.

The circulation of this paper extends to sixteen states which include New Mexico, Louisiana, West Virginia, Ohio, California, Idaho, Indiana, and Illinois, plus the immediate surrounding states.

There are twenty-two members of the Fifty-Dollar Club who receive the Spectator. There are twenty-three members of the Board of Trustees to whom the Spectator is sent regularly.

An exchange process was developed for the exchanging the Spectator for college and high school papers. The Spectator has. to date, established contacts with twenty-eight colleges and high schools through the exchange process. These include thirteen educational institutions within the state. A few of the notables are Kansas State, Kansas State Teachers, Hesston, Emporia, and Kansas University. Also the Spectator has exchanges with four high schools—Nampa, Idaho: Carleton, Nebraska: Windom and Wichita North in Kansas. Other colleges, outside the state, include the sister colleges of LaVerne, California:    Manchester, Indiana; and

Bethany Seminary. Illinois.

All students may visit the Spectator room and look over the exchange newspapers.

Flory Coaches Debaters

Prof. Raymond Flory, History Department head, has been selected to head the barking Bulldogs for the remainder of the semester and next semester If a new debate coach Is not located.

Professor Flory, while attending McPherson College, was active in forensics. He has listed all practice debates for the past week and will help to keep the Economy Tourney's machinery running smoothly.

Students Skate Tomorrow Night

The social committee has announced that there will be an allschool skating party tomorrow night at 8 o'clock.

A committee of students—Ro-wena Neher, Jeane Baldwin, Kenneth Kenzie, and James Hoover— has been appointed to plan the events to take place and to provide transportation.

Students who plan to go skating will meet at Sharp Hall at 7:45.

Tips For Cold Weather

Winter stacks the curds against drivers.

Last year the six evils of cold weather driving—snow, sleet, fog. frost, ice and snow—contributed heavily to the traffic fatalities. The score, 3,190 dead.

To counteract these evils, safety experts of Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company have come up with six tips for cold weather driving.

1.    Get the "feel" of the road. Before you start out, try your brakes while driving slowly and away from traffic.

2.    Drive according to road conditions. Remember you may have to stop in a hurry.

3.    Use tire chains on ice or snow. They aren’t a cure-all for winter dangers but they do help.

4. Keep your windshield, windows and headlights clear or ice, snow and frost. You have to see danger to avoid it.

5. To stop on slippery surfaces, pump your brakes gently. Jamming them may throw you into a skid.

6. Keep your distance. Remember it takes from three to 12 times as long to stop on ice and snow as it does on dry concrete.

The last few days I have noticed a great many students, particular ly freshmen, going around the campus with puzzled expressions.

I have stopped many of them and asked what the mutter was. The answer invariably was ”flnals.”

Everybody is worrying over finals.

This is ridiculous. There is no reason to work yourself into a lather over finals. The professors love you, Dean Warren loves you, nobody wants to see you go. Be happy. Go over to the College Inn. Have a coke.

I have been around McPherson College for a long time. When I first came here "Ben, the Bulldog" was a gleam in some mongrel’s eye, Dr. Metzler drove a 1930 Dodge, and Miss Lehman's graduation from Manchester was "fresher" in her mind.

So you can take it from an old hand, the best way to prepare for an ex is to relax—relax completely. The night before the ex is plenty of time to prepare, no matter what anybody tells you.

A great deal of nonsense haa been written about the evils of cramming. A brief investigation will reveal, however, who these people are who condemn cramming. IT'S THE KANSAS POWER AND LIGHT.

They want, you to study for weeks ahead of time so that you will sit up late every night using electric lights and enriching their bulging coffers. Don’t be fooled. It's a plot.

Cramming, as any fool can plainly see, is the only way to study. But even cramming can be overdone. Take it easy. On the night before your ex eat a hearty dinner. Then get a date and go to the Manor. After that, go to the Inn for a couple of hours. Be sure

Mac Is Host To 65 Debate Teams On January 8

Tomorrow morning at 9:15 will be the first of five rounds of the Economy Debate Tourney which is to be held here on McPherson College campus.

Approximately sixty-five teams are expected from nineteen schools in Kansas the schools to be represented are:    Washburn,

Southwestern, Kansas Wesleyan, Sterling, Bethany, Hays, Bethel, McPherson, Kansas University, Wichita University, Tabor, Central, Ottawa, Coffeyvllle Junior College, and St. Johns at Winfield. The three Nebraska schools to be , represented are: Nebraska Wesleyan, Hastings, and Kearney; and the one Oklahoma school is Weatherford.

There is a need for thirty or more timekeepers. Lists have boon posted in both Sharp Hall and Harnly Hall for volunteers, to sign.

The five rounds are scheduled as follows: 9:15 a. m.; 10:30 a. m. 1:20 p. m.: 2:40 p. m.: 4:00 p. m. All students and faculty members are invited to attend the debates which will be held chiefly in Sharp Hull and Harnly Hall.

Noyes Replaces Sherfy

New to McPherson College is Mrs. Frances Noyes, who will fill the vacancy left by Miss Esther Sherfy, who resigned to be married. Miss Sherfy was teaching classes in speech, introduction to literature and was the dramatics and debate couch.

The new instructor graduated from Kansas State where she majored in speech. She has also attended Kansas University. In the past she was a member of the McPherson Daily Republican staff and was associated with the daily for six years.

She is the mother of two children: a boy, Stuart, who is a senior in the local high school, and a daughter, Nancy, who attends the second grade.    

Mr. Noyes Is a local life insurance salesman and is connected with Equitable of New York.

The new English department instructor will be with McPherson College until the end of the semester: and if a regular teacher is not found by then, she will continue teaching in the second semester.

that you are completely relaxed be-fore you start to study.

The best place to study is in bed. (You have gotten home from

your date, remember?) Be sure to close all the windows before you start to study. Night air is injurious. It can cause humorous and miseries. Place a box of chocolates and a few bottles of coke within reach. Tie a flashlight to the bedpost. Do not enrich the Kansas Power and Light.

Take a hypodermic syringe and a supply of morphine to bed. If you get a little drowsy, neddle yourself and you will feel like a

new man. Morphine Is not habitforming. This is the opinion of Shifty Strauss, eminent medical authority, and vendor of the Little Dandy Pain Killer, Nerve Tonic, Bile Eradicator, and Aphodisiac.

Thumb idly through your Genetics. DO NOT UNDERLINE. The SCA will knock off four bits on resale. Don’t be tense. Don't worry about your mark. Remember Dean Warren loves you. so does Prof. Hess. Keep in mind the curve system is obsolete. The instructor will give you F on the ex anyhow. On your grade card he will pass you so that you will think he is a nice fellow. Besides, you can’t eat your Cum Laude certificate. Look at "Bones” Remmer. He flunked out and he’s doing okay. He’d be doing better if the Examiner wasn't after his racing wires.

If your book bores you. put It down. Play some records, or talk to Plasterer. He'll still be up. The Important thing is for you to re-lax.

Besides, you’ll probably get drafted before you graduate, anyhow!!

(Editor’s Note: The advice above is not necessarily condoned by the editors.)

Revolutions Of ’49

As the 1949 year brings an array of new calendars to Mac Campus, it also brings several intangible things of deeper and more valuable meaning.

First of all it brings to the student body the most cordial wishes from the Spectator staff for a prosperous year to come.

And then there is the customary barrage of new year’s ‘'revolutions.” The idea of having a “new” year seems to make us want to make some changes, also, and get a “new’’ start.

The coming of ’49 is a milestone in that it means we are a year more mature and should be much more capable of utilizing our potentialities.

Therefore, to start off the next 365 days with an attitude of optimism, the Spec Staff wishes for the student body a Happy New Year.


Just Children

A good child psychologist would find the United Nations problems very simple. For instance, he would say that the United States and England are like parents of an ornery little boy, played by Russia. The parents suggest something and the little boy protests violently, “I won’t, I won’t, I won’t.”

Then, just as a razor strop seems the only solution, the little boy suddenly gives in and the domestic scene once again is peaceful.

And. don’t overlook this—neither the parents nor the little boy are always personified by the same countries. The English speaking countries have played the stub born boy role with effectiveness, too.    


A Question of Justice

"An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth!”

In the sense that all justice must mete out punishment in proportion to the intensity of the crime, all taw still rests in part upon the tooth and nail psychology of Hammarabi and the ancients.

Have we. however, in the recent war crime trials—reverted more than "just in part" to the same savage promptings of that early code—are we behaving in the ruthless manner in which our recent enemies treated captives and minority groups?

The conviction of Hideki Tojo,

Japanese war leader, and 24 codefendants revives once more these ethical questionings voiced as recently as the German war trials by those who most deplored the horrors of that war.

"Is' it justice to punish men who were not actually responsible for atrocities committed by their subordinates?" they ask. "Is it justice to convict a man for the crime of loyalty to bis country?"

Carrying this to extremes we can as easily ask. "What is justice?" and once more reach the metaphysical dilemma and stalemate of the philosophers. But justice cannot wait for universals. Pragmatically we are justified in

condemning these men.

In pagan times man savagely and brutally wrested his desires from other men. rarely sparing the enemy. Later civilization adopted feelings of respect toward enemies who fought valiantly, and since the toll of battle was often small, and war one glorious game, they could afford to be magnanimous in their treatment of captive lenders.

Today, however, weapons are so destructive and widespread in their effects, so hideous in results that chivalry through leniency in treatment is a luxury in which we cannot afford to indulge. For such so-called chivalry can only encourage ambitious rulers who see they have nothing to lose personally and the whole world to gain by aggression.    

In the decisions of the tribunals we see the first tangible formulation of an International law of moral conduct. We are establishing a code of justice all nations may abide by and respect, and all transgressors must suffer the penalties of these laws.

Once again the feeble plea may

be reiterated, “I did not know! Well, maybe not. But perhaps by an example others will.

In this fashion new laws are born.—ACP.

Creative Writers Earn Cash In Annual Contests

The National Five Arts Award,

Inc., a non-profit organization, designed to discover, aid and stimulate creative writing in the Colleges and Universities in the United States has announced the first of its annual contests for its awards and fellowships totalling one hundred thousand dollars.

Open to all writers, the contests are primarily for new. college ago writers in the fields of the full length play, the radio script, the popular song, the screen original, the short story and short short. There are six cash awards in each category, a $2,000, first prize, a $1,000, second prize and four prizes of $500. each. In addition, and in a special effort to obtain recognition and financial assistance for young writers. $7,000. of the total awards will be granted in the form of 140 fellowships of $500 each.

The fellowships, like the cash prizes, will be awarded on the basis of merit alone, rather than age or academic degrees, and will be granted to writers of talent and promise. Further, such writers may use the fellowship money in whatever manner will best further their writing careers for it is not conditioned upon project outlines or specific writing or study commitments.

Sponsored by Norman Gersten-zang, Inc., manufacturers of the Normandy Pen. The National Five Arts Award has begun to contact Colleges, Universities and Writers’ Clubs for entries in its first national contest.

According to Nat Sherman, its director, the structure of The National Five Arts Award was designed to avoid the shortcomings characteristic of most writing contests and of the existing but limited and hard to get writing fellowships. He maintained that any attempt to discover and aid writing talent must go beyond the mere selection of winners and payment of prizes if promising writers are to receive maximum encouragement and recognition. "This means," he said, "that after contest winners are named and fellowships awarded, production and publication of the best scripts should be provided for."

For example. The National Five Art Award proposes to arrange for the Broadway production of the winning play. Under this plan, in addition to the cash award of $2,000. it will undertake arrange-ing the production of tills play by a reputable, professional producer. The playwright would then receive a Dramatists’ Guild contract providing full royalties for a Broadway production and standard royalties for radio and television adaptations which might follow. He would also receive the proceeds of the sale of his work to motion-pictures.

In each category, as with the play. The National Five Arts Award proposes to obtain professional production and publication of the most meritorious scripts, stories and songs. And in each case the author will receive full royalties in conformity with the highest standards set by all the Writers' Guilds.

The contest, which are open to all writers, require a two dollar entry fee on the first manuscript submitted, and a one dollar fee for each additional entry. Closing date for the contests is January 31, 1949.

Each category will be Judged by a panel of three, all writers, critics or producers of national reputation and distinction in the particular field in which he or she acts as a judge.

The address of The National Five Acts Award Inc., is 715 Fifth Avenue. New, York 22. N. Y.

German Students Take Dim View Of Future

There is little vision of the future among German students today. according to Betty Claire Schmid, writing in the October issue of Mademoiselle magazine. Many German students want to migrate, she adds.

Recently returned from a tour of German colleges and universities, Miss Schmid reports that German students are “tired, physically and mentally. Most are even past the point of noticing the ruins as they walk through them every day of their lives."

Currency reform has been hard on German students. Part-time jobs and special meals have helped students finish out their terms. Many students, she reports, "give lipservice to foreign ideas, but just with the hope of getting a CARE package from someone."

The typical German youth today. According to Miss Schmid, was disillusioned with the fall of Nazism, and at first looked for something to replace it. “But because of conditions in Germany today and the uncertainty of the future, he is being driven back toward many of the Nazi ideas."

German students have no sense of responsibility toward World War II, she reports. “This re-

fusal to accept responsibility is the thing that embitters so many foreigners.

"There still exists great hatred of the various nationalities among the Germans, and the feeling that they are taking up room, food and Jobs."

Describing the French, one typical German student told her. "It's really funny to see them

Happy New Year!

Here are copies of the 1949 calendar for the months of the remaining school of this term. They

may be clipped and used in one's billfold for convenient reference

coming here as conquerors, as if they had defeated us. At every opportunity they have a parade, driving old, worn-out tanks which couldn’t harm anyone. The Germans have seen parades and we know what they can be like.”

One German architect told Miss Schmid, "The system of education in Germany has been greatly responsible for the lack of understanding of human beings. The professor teaches facts, but he is far removed from his pupils

and the application of his facts.’ I think it’s one of the reasons democracy is not understood here."

The whole setup in Germany is paradoxical. Miss Schmid reports. "It all boils down to an attempt to spread democracy with an occupation army, which is not by nature a democratic procedure, to a people who have not been conditioned either mentally or psychologically for thinking along democratic lines.”


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Sound Advice, Eh!

A feature writer of the "Daily Californian” takes a sober look' at careless driving:

"You will speed. But you would consider yourself lucky if you stopped quickly enough to prevent an accident by four car lengths. Think it over. Four car lengths is the difference between 40 miles an hour and 50.

"You will try to pass another car without sufficient clear road ahead of you. Experts say you should drop back six of seven car lengths and wait for 300 feet of clear road space before attempting to pass.

"You will object to the road hog—and you will try to beat the road hog at his own game.

"Some of you will be drinking. Of course, it may be just one, but that's enough to make you take chances. It peps you up you say and then you want to take a chance. You might think it keeps you awake or warms you up. But what it really does is slows your mental reactions and warps your judgment of distance and finally lulls your senses to sleep.

"Your car will be defective— take a look at your tires—is your car adequately Insured?

"You will drive while tired. You cannot give too much attention to methods of overcoming fa-tigue. Many things contribute to fatigue on a long trip such as the accumulation of noises and strains, over-eating, the monotony of a smooth, straight road, fumes from the engine, sitting in one position too long, bright sunlight or headlights and dust.

"There are numerous ways to defeat fatigue, but rest is the only satisfactory one. These rules will help: Don’t plump in the seat. Don’t grip the wheel tightly and hold the body tense. Don’t stare ahead. • Don’t strain the legs to reach the accelerator or brakes. Don't drive too long without stopping to rest and relax. Drink coffee, tea or soft drink—fruit or a sandwich will help."—ACP.

If all the railway tracks In the United States were extended in a single line, it would take a train traveling at the rate of a mile a minute approximately 288 days to run from one end to the other.

they say

the robins in the girls dorm were really one terrific mess upon the girls return to mac they all appreciate the new addition of electric plug ins tho

some ambitious characters must like rearranging rooms ask the gals on 3rd floor arnold

everyone was blinded by the terrific beam on wendell burk-holders face this morning could it be the return of a certain gal with the initials leona flory it (the beam) that it was there last night too but no one could find them Joy hornbaker was really happy to see chuck—and the new car he picked up while he war home ever been stranded in a snowstorm more fun just ask the four travelers from Idaho chuck thar-rington leona flory don and mir-iam keim their trip took only 4 days

have you noticed all the new; hairdos the gals must have had a, lot of time to experiment over the xmas vacation

guyer must really have a good car hear they made a speedy trip back to Pennsylvania

are you getting kinda lonesome dottle long two weeks for an extra hour of freedom huh

well like the little glow worm said—gotta glow—haven’t gotten caught up on all the latest yet so bye bye

Orange Bowl: "Bowl-oney"

"Underdog" Texans Edge Georgia The biggest crowd in Orange Bowl history saw a hard-charging Texas team rout the favored Georgia Bulldogs to the tune of 41-28. The fans also saw more points scored than ever before in Orange Howl history.

Texas did not go into the lead until four minutes before the game ended with halfback Ran-dall Clay scoring two touchdowns and two extra point kicks to give the Texans the margin.

Clay, who incidentally is from Pampa, Texas, scored 17 points for the victors. He kicked five extra points after touchdown.

Texas was rated as a third rate team before the game, having lost three games previously, while the Georgians' record was unblemished.

S. W. O. R. R.

No, surely there must he some mistake, for nothing like this ever happens on the hallowed ground of our saintly school. Yes, the editor must have failed to note that these letters stand for Small Woman on Railroad.

Our lady of the week is none other than that gorgeous hunk of famininity, dear old .B. Barberry Blatzenbaker, Barbie, as she is affectionately known by all of her campus friends, has played a leading role here on our campus for the past seven years while working out her major in CanMatching.

As you well know, the students on ye old campus are very sincerely democratic; and since Barbie is the only person in these parts who can count above ten, she has been quite a vote-getter by virtue of getting to count all ballots.

For the past five years she has been treasurer of the Dunci-Danci-Pica Society. She always publicly states her thanks to that loyal body for keeping her in school. Besides this she has been president of the fellows' dorm for two years, counselor to the Dean of Women for three years, captain of the football squad for one year. She has served faithfully as a stoker in the local coke factory recently. Rather than allow other honors to be heaped upon her she has ordered that all other campus organizations be dissolved, since she cannot serve as an officer for any more groups.

Despite all her pressing activities Barbie always finds time for five meals a day and her weekly bath with Sand-Clay Beauty Soap. 5' 3" and 173 lbs, of jellying famininity, is everybody's girl—Barbie Blatzenbaker.

Oh yes, I guess that explains everything but the connection with the railroad. You see, every once in a while Barbie likes to go out on a little toot.

Speeding Isn't Smart!

For 15 years I drove automobiles at 100 miles an hour and more.

But I drove them on the speedway at Indianapolis—not on the public highways.

I'm scared to death to go over 40 miles an hour in a car on the road. When I feel, the urge to speed, I get into a Constellation and take to the air where there are no traffic obstructions.

I never won a race in my life because of speed alone. My first thought was safety, and it was always the closest possible estimation of safety factors—in ad-cance of the race—that brought me home.

It's not smart, or sporting, or sensible to take chances on the highways. It isn’t brave either! I'm all for any means our colleges or college students can figure out - to reduce the toll of holiday deaths. I heartily endorse the safety measures proposed by the National Safety Council and Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company.

There's no appointment so urgent it requires fast, reckless driving—unless it's an appointment with death!—Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.

Varsity “B” Chosen

The varsity "B” team which will open its season tonight in a preliminary game at 6:30, was chosen this week. This team will be made up of freshmen and will be co-captained by Don Stevens and David Metzler.

Other members of the team are Charles Lindberg, Ken Kinzie, Alvin Zunkel, Bob Tolle, Bob Augsburger, Bill Moore, Gerald Neher, and Duane Jamison.

New Year’s Eve

As I review the year that’s past And look into the new, I make the noblest kind of plans For things I hope to do.

I'm going to work much harder And fool around lots less

Get all my school work in on time. Raise all my grades—I guess.

I’ll have myself a schedule.

So I won't waste a minute Each hour's work will be outlined—

No wasteful loafing in it.

The time I’ve spent in gossiping

And strolling to and fro

Will hence be spent in studying

my "lit” and Cicero.

With this new plan, my new year Should be perfect, one would say. But in my mind. I know that I Won't follow it one day.

And though I think it through each year.

I draw the same conclusions:

This ordered life is not for me;

I’ll make no resolutions!

—Avis Albright.


"This pen leaks," said the convict as the rain came through the roof.

A chiropractor is a guy who gets paid for what un ordinary guy would get slapped for.

"Give me a kiss like a good girl.”

"All right, but if I give you a kiss like a naughty girl you would enjoy it more."

A cultured woman is one who can, by a mere shrug of the shoulders, adjust her shoulder straps.

Remember your girl still enjoys candy and flowers. Let her know you remember . . . speak of them occasionally. .    

"What position do you play on the football-team?"

"Oh, sort of crouched and bent over."

“Pardon me, Mrs. Astor, but that would never have happened if you hadn’t stepped between me and the cuspidor.”

Flattery is 90 percent soap, and soap is 90 percent lye.

"When I squeeze you in my arms something seems to snap."

"Yes, pardon me while I fix it."

Who was that I saw you outwit last night.

I can tell a real lady by the way she dresses, can't you?”

"I don't know, I never watched one."

Nice girls don't run after men but some have been known to get up a fairly brisk trot.

This exam will be taken on the honor system. Please take seats three apart and in alternate rows."

I know a place where women wear nothing but a string of pearls."    

“Where ’’

"Around their necks.”

One sensitive youth, his feelings wounded by a remark a prof wrote on a paper he had turned in, went in to see what the prof meant.

He breathed freely once more when he found out the harried teacher had intended to write "Good!" Next time, he promised, he wouldn’t leave out one of the "o’s."

Collegian Column

Seems as if Mac isn’t the only college in Kansas with a "hot” girls dorm. Wood Hall, the GD at Baker suffered a fire with an estimated damage of $600.

Read all the advertisements in the Spectator every week.

“We’ll Do Fine” In ’49


Beat C. of E.

First Conference Game Is Tonight At Emporia

McPherson travels to College of Emporia tonight to tangle with the Presides in the first conference game for the Bulldogs and the second for the Emporians.

The Canines are in good shape with a couple of wins tucked under their belts to spur them on.

Although Presbies were beaten by a powerful Kansas Wesleyan team it does, not indicate that they are not fast.

The Presbies rely on a fast break combination which is capable of high scoring once it gets under way.

Probable starters tonight for the dogs will be Fisher, forward; Goering, forward; Bruns, center; Peters, guard: Pyle, guard.

Other players making the trip will be Odle, Blickenstaff, Hutchinson, Sullivan, Colyn, and Grin-

December 29

East (Central College 39

McPherson 31

The McPherson Bulldogs put on a last-half scoring spree to almost overtake the Oklahomans. At the half the score stood 36-19 in favor of the Oklahomans.

Fisher dropped in 13 points in the last half and 17 points the whole game to help the Canines almost overtake and turn the game.

Goering dropped in 13 points for the Bulldogs.

Here's the score by quarters:

1st quarter 18-7.    

Half 36-19.

3rd quarter 49-40.

Game 59-51.

The Bulldogs were never able to close the gap and finally went down for the count.

Starting for the Bulldogs were Fisher. Hutchinson. Bruns. Pyle and Peters.

Overton was high scorer for the "Okies”—16 points.

The vegetable tanning process used in shoe manufacture was discovered by the Hebrews thousands of years ago.


The varsity "Bees" will play in preliminary game at 6:45.

Cotton Bowl:

SMC Smashes Oregon 21-13.

The 69,000 fans at the Cotton Bowl saw All-American Doak Walker perform in an All-American way to help engineer the victory over the Oregon Webfoots and Norm Van Brocklin.

Kyle Rote, a Mustang sophomore, also showed brilliantly for the victors.

Van Brocklin, however, managed to come out of the shadows that Walker and Roto cast to engineer two touchdowns which came from passes.

SMU wound up the game with a 68 yard punting average due to an 80 yards quick-kick by Rote.

Rose Bowl:

Northwestern 20; California 14.

Trailing by one point. 14-13. in the closing minutes, Northwestern’s Ed Tunnecliff took a pass over center and raced 43 yards for the deciding touchdown and the Rose Bowl laurels.

The game couldn’t have been any closer, for the bears looked like the old rough teams the Coast used to field.

Frank Aschenbreuner’s 73 yard touchdown run broke the Rose Bowl record run of 69 yards. However, right after this Jack Jensen, the Cal. whiz was off on a 67 yard six point run.

The only direct pass from center caught the Bears napping and cost them the ballgame.

Sugar Botch

Oklahoma Edges Tarheels 14-6.

Oklahoma, which took the Su-gar Bowl game very lightly and was expected to be stopped dead, opened up on the North Carolina Tar Heels to win 14-6.

It was the interception of AllAmerican Charlie Justice's passes that won the game for the Oklahomans. Justice couldn't seem to keep the passes pointed right.

Merle Greathouse’s interception of Justice's pass set up the first touchdown and a 43 yard pass from Derrel Royal to Frank And-erson set up the second score.

The rest of the afternoon was spent with Justice and Royal kicking the ball back and forth.

Holiday Basketball

December 20

Northwestern State College 33; McPherson 38

The Northwestern State Teachers College Rangers defeated the Bulldogs at Alva, Oklahoma, 5538 after building up a first half lead.

Northwestern led 26-11 at the half. In the last half the Bulldogs opened up and scored 27 points to the Rangers’ 29.

High scorer of the game was Stout who accounted for 11 points Glen Pyle of McPherson scored 10 for the Canines.

McPherson Wins Second From Friends University

For the second time in a row the college cagers defeated the Friends University Quakers Tuesday night to the tune of 46-38.

The Bulldogs Jumped to an early lead never to be headed in the game. The score at the half stood for the Bulldogs 24-16.

Herb Bruns was high scorer again for the Canines as he poured In 14 points to be followed by the Friends center, Bolts who tallied 11 points.

Early in the third quarter the Bulldogs lead of 14 points was narrowed to 4 points.    

The Dogs rallied again with the beginning of the fourth quarter.

In the last four minutes, McPherson "froze” the ball to come out on the long end of the score. McPherson    FG FT TP

In the era of Henry VIII the leather soles of shoes were made so wide at the toe that the imprint looked like the mark of a shovel.

Bethany Tournament

In the Bethany Invitational Tournament the Bulldogs came out in third place out of a possible four places.

McPherson played two games.

Bethany 47; McPherson 39

In this first game the Canine scoring was evenly distributed with Goering scoring high with nine.

Sanderson and Carlson were high for Bethany with 15 and 14 points respectively.

Bethany also defeated Bethel to win first place.

McPherson 43; Friends U. 32

The first win for the Bulldogs this season came at the expense of Friends University by a 13 point margin.

Herb Bruns got hot for the Dogs and dumped in 16 markers and Goering. dropped in 10 himself.

High scorer for Friends U. was Batts with 8 points.

The Bulldogs looked better this game than they have all season and are improving steadily.




Six more games were played this week. Wednesday night's results will be posted in the following week’s Spec.    

On Monday night at 6:30 Def-orpch beat Liars' Lodge 29-14 in a "very- smooth’’ game. Tillman led the winners with ten points while Guthals dropped in nine for the Liars.

The game played at 7:30 was a rough and tumble affair with the Student Ministers "B" team defeating the Smokers 37-36. Dick Wareham, playing for the Ministers stole the ball in the last five second to give them the victory. Wareham also scored 21 points in the game. "Curley” Watkins scored 12 points for the losers.

The Freshmen Fireballs were dropped again, this time by the  "Preying Eight” to the tune of 34-18. Buck Reinecker dropped in 5 fielders and 6 free throw's for a total of 16 points for the winners while Ken Kinzie was high for the Fireblls, with six points.


There are now eleven teams in the Intramural parade and here is the standing thus far:


Bowery Boys ..............2    0

T. K. B....................l    0

Preying Eight......... 1    0

Dunkard Tech ............1    0

Deforpch ....................1    0

Liars Lodge .............1    1

Ministers ”B” ..........1    1

Ministers ”A” ...........0    2

Smokers ....................0    2

I. P. T.......................0    0

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McPherson “B’s” Lose

In the. preliminary game Tuesday the Varsity ”B” team lost to the Friends “B” 49-32.

Jones was high for Friends with 13 points while his teammate Hap-ner followed with 11 points.

Kenzie and Steven tallied 10 and nine points each respectively.

The "BEES” showed a lack of practice since they could not tally.

McPherson College


Basketball Schedule

Games Played Here Jan. 14—Baker.

Jan. 18—Kansas Wesleyan. Jan. 24—Sterling.

Feb. 5—Ottawa University. Feb. 8—Bethel.

Feb. 11—College of Emporia. Feb. 23—Bethany.

Games Played Away Jan. 28—Bethany.

Feb. 3—Kansas Wesleyan. Feb. 15—Bethel.

Feb. 18—Ottawa University. Feb. 19—Baker.

Feb. 25—Sterling.    

Feb. 28—Southwestern.