All-College “Soc-Hop” In Gym Tonight Check Shoes At Door

See The Unique In Floor Shows Attend The “Soc-Hop"


McPherson college. McPherson, Kansas, Friday, January 14,1949

NO. 15

Civic Orchestra Presents Concert With College Band

With a varied program the McPherson College band and Civic Orchestra will be heard in concert for the first time this year.

The program will be presented in the college chapel at 3:00 Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, the Civic Orchestra and

McPherson College band, under the direction of Professor Eugene Crabb, will give a formal concert.

The orchestra will play "Hymn to Diana" by Gluck:    "Menuetto

from 5th Symphony" by Schubert; Johnson's "Symphony in F Major"; "Shadow Dance” by My-erbeer; "Waves of Danube" by Iv-anovici; Johnson's "Passacaglia and Fughetta; and "Traumere:," by Edward MacDowell.

Band numbers will consist of "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise" by Alford: "The Ramparts We Watch” by Beechman;

"Oklahoma" by Rogers; and "The Angelus" by Peter Buys.

Composed of both townspeople and college students, the Civic orchestra has thirty-one members.

There are approximately forty-five members In the McPherson College Band.

A formal reception immediately following the concert is being planned by the girls in the band. The faculty and friends of the band and orchestra members will be guests.

Late Headlines

Hazel Sanger; program. Leona Richards; publicity, Gerry Mc-Conkey; decorations, Miriam Keim; and serving, Kathleen Baerg and Mary Jane Freeburg, attend either stag or with dates.

On Having Eyes In The Back Of One’s Head

by Ardys Albright

Spectator Sponsors All-College Hop

Mammoth Floor Show At 11

Chorus Line Added Feature

Featuring a floor show at 11 p. m. the Spectator sponsored "Soc-Hop” promises to be an evening of unusual entertainment, according to the committees in charge. The "hop” will begin immediately after the Mac-Baker game tonight and will be held in the college gym.

Posters advertising the "Soc-Hop” for tonight have been up for the entire week and committees have been functioning in preparation for something new in the way of entertainment.

The "hop” will begin immediately following the Mac-Baker basketball game and will be held in the college gym. Folk games will be used for group activity and then at 11 p. m. an all star floor show will be presented.

Chorus Line

A chorus line and several variety acts featuring a "sugar ma-ma" and a "torch singer" will be presented. This is perhaps the first time entertainment as planned for tonight has ever been tried on Mac Campus.

This past week has found members of the troupe busy going through their respective routines besides the other committees that hove been working.

Miss Barbara Burton was responsible for the advertising of the "hop” while Miss Miriam Keim is in charge of the costumes that will be used by the chorus line.

Other members working on the production are Mr. Dean Neher, who is in charge of lighting, Mr. Vancil Dunahoo, who worked out the choreography and Mr. Winston Bowman who will call the squares.

The Editors of the Spectator have been working in coordinating the committees and will assist in final arrangements (or the "hop." Dog House to Cater

Mr. Ronald Moyer will have several of the Dog House waitresses out on the floor during the evening selling candy bars, popcorn, and pretzels.

Shoes To Be Checked

Shoes must be checked at the door where students will find check girls with necessary tickets stubs in order to avoid confusion.

All students are requested to

Dr. Peters Attends Education Conference

. W. W. Peters represented McPherson College at Topeka. Kansas. lust Saturday night at an Educational Conference and Banquet sponsored by the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas State Teachers Association honoring Dr. L. W. Brooke, who is retiring from the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Adel F. Throckmorton of Wichita, who is State Superintendent-Elect.

On the trip Friday evening to Sunday morning President Peters visited on the campuses of Kansas State College at Manhattan and the University of Kansas at Lawrence.

Museum Specimens Are Photographed

Several pictures have been taken recently of specimens in the McPherson College Museum in order that it will be easier to

answer inquiries which are made concerning materials in the museum.

Dr. R. E. Mohler says that by keeping pictures on file It will aid him in making exchanges of specimens. Also, by having these photographs people may be able to see specimens as they would appear in a well preserved style.

John Langley took the pictures of the individual specimens, and the pictures will be kept on file in Dr. Mohler’s office.

Washington, Jan. 11—The Air

Force put new emphasis on long-range bombers today. $300,000.000 in orders for smaller type planes were cancelled to build up a supply of the global striking aircrafts.

Experts say the sky giants, huge 150 ton B-36 bombers, will be capable of hitting any target anywhere in the world from American bases.    

Washington., Jan. ll—Robert A. Lovett, undersecretary of State was quoted today as saying that Soviet leaders would go to war whenever it was necessary to attain their communistic ends—and whenever they felt they could win.

Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 11—This desert resort, whose ad slogan is "Fun in, the Sun." brushed another two inches of snow off its doorstep today; three inches fell yesterday.

Washington, Jan. 11—Another

Geltch Performs At Mac College

One of America's great violinists, Waldemar Geltch, appeared for the first time today at McPherson College. Accompanied at the piano by Janet Turk, his repertoire included the Adagio, Presto no troppo, Largo, and Allegro commodo from the Sonata in G Minor by Tartini: From San Domingo, Benjamin; Claire deLune, Debussy-Roelems; and Perpetual Motion (Musical Humoreske). Strauss-Persinger.

Waldemar Geltch At the present time Mr. Geltch is the head of the violin department at the University of Kansas. He has also served In that capacity at two other state universities.

Mr. Geltch has attained an outstanding record as a violinist by travelling over 250,000 miles and playing over 1300 concerts in all but three states of the union.

Graduated with highest honors from Chicago Musical School, Mr. Geltch alo studied under such famous masters as Bernhard Liste-mann, one-time Concertmaster of Boston Symphony Orchestra; Emile Sauret, famous French violinist; and Leopold Auer, most famous violin pedagogue of this generation.

McPherson Is Center For Teachers’ Exams

McPherson College has been chosen as a center for administering the National Teacher Examinations. which will be given to both prospective teachers and those already in service. The days for the examinations are two Saturdays. February 19 and 26. Applications for permission to take the examination must be made before January 20. Further information, literature concerning the examination, and application blanks, may be obtained from Dr. Mary Fee.

historical precedent will be set by President Truman. He may receive the highest salary ever given to the nation's chief executive.

A committee of the new Congress voted 10 to 1 this afternoon to approve a bill increasing the president's annual income from $115,000 to $190,000. The sum would result from an increase in salary and an increased expense fund.     

Nanking, Jan. 11.—Tientsin was written off as lost today in oficial quarters of this shaken capital. Only a shell of China's government remains here.

Groveland, Fla.. Jan. 11—Twenty persons or more were hurt when the Seaboard Airline Railroad’s Miami to New York Orange Blossom Special derailed tonight. It was the second such derailment in two days.

Van Dunahoo Becomes Next Assistant Business Manager Of Quadrangle

Vancil Dunahoo, McPherson College Junior, has been chosen by the student council to serve the remainder of this academic school year in the capacity of assistant business manager of the Quadrangle. He will automatically become the business manager of that publication next year.

Van, as he is popularly known by members of the student body, has shown considerable interest in Journalism and publications since and before he came to McPherson College. Since he has been here he has been reporter and feature editor of the Spectator.

At Saint Mary's College, the school from which Van transferred to McPherson, he received journalistic and business experience as business manager of the student newspaper, the Collegian, and as business manager of a magazine, the Brickbile. He was layout editor of the 1948 yearbook there, the Gael.

This year Van is serving as business manager of the McPherson College Players, the dramatics organization.

Vocational Guidance Classes Give Exhibit

Dean Warren's class In Vocational Guidance is conducting an exhibit on industries and various occupations tonight and tomorrow evening at 7:00 p. m. in room 27 south of the chapel.

Each member of the class will have a different industry or occupation that he will be responsible for. The exhibit is to take the place of a ‘final examination and individual initiative will be shown.

The various vocations believed to be in McPherson county number between three-hundred and fifty and five-hundred. It will be these concerns that will be accentuated in the exhibit.

The various industries and institutions are cooperating in providing posters, pictures and information in regard to their work. The McPherson Chamber of Commerce and other organizations are interested in the exhibit and are helping to advertise it to the public.    

Peters, Davis, Zunkel Are Conference Speakers

Raymond R. Peters. C. E. Davis, and Charles E. Zunkel will be the outstanding speakers at the annual Regional Conference February 20-24, 1949.

Mr. Peters is secretary of the General Brotherhood Board, which is the biggest staff office of the Church of the Brethren. He has been asked to speak Sunday and Monday about his recent trip throughout devastated Europe.

Mr. Davis began his work this year as secretary of the Christian Education Commission. He has been President of LaVerne College for many years. He will speak Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 23 and 24.

Mr. Zunkel is national secretary of the Ministry and Home Missions Commission. He will be present to counsel with ministers and any others desiring to talk with him.

Among the women leaders for the Conference are Miss Ruth Shriver, Miss Dessie Miller, and Mrs. D. W. Bittinger. Miss Shriver and Miss Miller are members of the staff of the Church of the Brethren Brotherhood Office at Chicago, Ill.

Mrs. Bittinger is a former missionary to Africa, and her husband is editor of the Gospel Messenger.

Other speakers for the Conference include Dr. W. W. Peters, Dick and Ann Burger, returned missionaries from Africa, and Lorel Weiss from Elgin, Illinois.

The Regional Conference is sponsored by McPherson College and the officers of the Western region. Dr. R. E. Mohler is chairman of the Conference, and Mr. James H. Elrod is conference director.

Geisert, Speaker Are Undefeated In Debate Tourney

In the McPherson Economy Debate Tournament January 8. the undefeated teams in the men's bracket were McPherson 1, consisting of Donavon Speaker and Theodore Geisert, and a team from Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Forty-two teams from seventeen colleges of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas participated in the tournament this year. In the combined bracket of women, mixed, and Junior teams the three undefeated teams were Kansas University women, Kansas Wesleyan mixed team, and Tabor junior team.

Other strong teams came from Washburn, Ottawa, Hays, and Midland, Nebraska.

While no awards were given, on a percentage basis Washburn. Hays, and Midland tied for first place with .800 and Kansas University came next with .745. followed by a triple tie at .700 by Ottawa, Tabor, and Weatherford.

Kansas Wesleyan and Kearney of Nebraska made .600. McPherson's six teams formed the largest delegation and averaged .567.

Other participating schools were Hastings of Nebraska, Central of McPherson, St. John's of Winfield, Coffeyville Junior College, Bethany, Bethel, and Southwestern.

The McPherson Economy Tournament has been an annual event for about ten years. It was directed by Prof. Raymond L. Flory. Debate Coach, successor of Esther L. Sherfy who was married during the Christmas vacation.

School Of Missions Held At Church

During this month each Thursday and Sunday night, a School of Missions will be in session at the Church of the Brethren.

This Sunday evening Mr. Rol-iand Plasterer will lead the services with a discussion about Chinese art. Next Thursday evening, January 20, the school will meet at 6:30 for a fellowship dinner, followed by worship nt 7:15. Classes will be held from 7:45 until 8:30. The college class will be taught next week by Dr. R. E. Mohler. On the following Thursday evening. Mr. Ira Brammel will teach the college class.

The birthday dinner, served by the college social committee, will climax the school on January 30. Dr. DeWitt Miller( reports that it is customary for those attending to contribute a dime or dollar for each year of his life. The goal to be reached this year is $1,000. Mrs. Ann Burger, African missionary, will be guest speaker at the dinner.

Music Department Gives Recital January 23

The music department is planning to give their first formal recital 4:00 Sunday afternoon. January 23. This recital will feature soloists in voice, piano, and perhaps the organ.

Further details of the program will be announced later.

Kollege Kalendar

January 14—Mac vs Baker. Here.

January 14—All College "Soc-Hop".

After Baker game in College gym.

January 16—Band and Civic Orch. Concert In Chapel.

January 18—Kans. Wesleyan vs. Mac there.

18-21—Finals & Registration for New Sem.

22— Reel Fun— Evening of Movies.

23— Student Recital — Music Dept.

24— Mac vs. Sterling Here.

28—Bethany vs. Mac there.

29 — Barkerettes All-College Chili feed.

A student hesitated to give his speech. The professor asked. "What are you man or spouse?"

Steere Lectured On World Peace

Monday, Jan. 17, the day before exams. Dr. Douglas Steere will address the chapel assembly on the topic of world peace.

Dr. Steere is the successor of Dr. Rufus Jones at Haverford College. Pa., and is appearing under the auspices of the Kansas Institute of International Relations.

The faculty will meet Dr. Steere at a luncheon at which he will be speaker.

Last Wednesday. Rev. A. J. McFarland, from Sterling College. Sterling, Kansas, spoke to the chapel group, Rev. A. J. McFarland is interested in a constitutional amendment which would recognize God in the United States Constitution.

Pep Club Sponsors College Chili Feed

All students are invited to a western style chill supper (with pie) in the basement of the Church of the Brethren, Saturday, Jan. 29.

The supper is being sponsored by the Barkerettes and will begin at 6:30 p. m. The Barkerettes request that everyone dig out his ten gallon hats, blue jeans, and sloppy shirts and come true western style.

After the supper will be a short program followed by folk games.

Tickets to this event will be sold by members of the Barkerettes and will cost fifty cents.

Chairmen of the special committees working on the details are: folk games. Marianna Stin-nette and Eula Boyles; tickets.

A false claim made by my first grade teacher, and long since forgotten has recently returned to haunt my imagination. This man claimed to have eyes In the buck of his head. When I first heard this, I was struck with awe. The thought that the Creator had added this final touch of perfection to humanity intrigued me for many days. Looking back, however, I wonder if the physical actuality of this phenomenon would have been a greater asset or liability. An extra pair of eyes located in the back of the head would certainly prove helpful in examinations, as they would enable a student to copy not only the papers of people on his right and left sides, but those behind him as well. Any driver would find extra eyes a great benefit in driving. With these spares, he could look at the people in the back seat and watch traffic from the rear without ever taking his eyes from the road ahead.

Just think of the strain that would be. taken from the conductor by these two additional occu-lar units that would enable him to watch the reaction of the audience as well as bis orchestra or chorus. The housewife could be applying her makeup and checking the seams of her hose at the same time. This duo-occular ar-rangment would enable one to find a lost article in one half the amount of time usually required, because two places could be

searched simultaneously.

Other conveniences, such as the ase with which a man out with his wife could admire the lady be-hind them, and the ability of a girl to see, without turning around, who whistled at her are oo numerous to mention.

However, it is very likely that he disadvantages arising from such a plan would outweigh the advantages. Eyes in the back of the head would be constantly caus-ing discomfort and difficulty, Hair falling into these instruments of hind sight would be a source of perpetual pain. One could not turn his head to keep blowing dust from his eyes, because protection for one set of eyes would mean exposure for the other. Murine and mascara would have to be bought in double quantities to provide for the additional optical units. Sun glasses and spectacles for these eyes in the back of one's head would be a source of pleasure for only one person—the optometrist. To date, I have seen only a few pair of ears that would be capable of supporting two pairs of spectacles. These extra eyes would be in a position of constant danger from combs, brushes, shampoo and hair oil.

These and many additional disadvantages, have almost caused me to change my mind. I don't believe I’d care to have eyes in the back of my head.

With A Fond Adieu

Evaluating Success

This world of cut-throat competition and dog-eat dog in which we find ourselves today sees us sending cheers up to the person who has triumphed and won in the battle of rivalry.

It is the man who has won the most power over his fellowmen, the man who has obtained large numbers of possessions, the man who has the greatest notoriety that we pay homage to, and stand admiring his successes.

To the man who has triumphed over his fellowmen. whether it is a success of athletics, grades, money, position or possession, goes the world acclaim. But how many have risen only by pushing a fellow

man down? Is the person who has won the “A” the one to be admired when he refuses to aid the friend with the “D“? Is the person who has won.the advantage at the other person’s expense the one to extol? Is it the man who has won who needs encouragement?

Not to be the apple of the crowd’s eye, not to be the .object.of flashy newspaper copy, but just to, be a person who has done his very best and has seen the other man walk off with the prize and win the goal is deserving of admiration.

To try one’s best and miss the mark, to give all and receive nothing, and still face life with cheerfulness, kindness and optimism is a triumph. To rejoice in another’s success and be happy in knowing that he has done his best is the real sign of victory.

The sin is not in missing the goal; the sin is in not trying.—ACP.

This issue of the Spectator marks the end of the “first-semester regime.” Your next edition will be edited by a new staff.

To Max McAuley, the next editor-in-chief, I relinquish my editorial pen with a great deal of regret, because the duty of editing your school paper is done with a feeling of accomplishment, a service, and pride. After having worked with him during this past semester. I know that he is capable of keeping the paper “in line,” and of turn ing out greater results that did your staff of first semester. Thanks, Max, for your assistance.

I would also like to use this occasion for thanking my business staff for putting forth all the efforts it did in keeping the Spectator on a sound financial basis. Best wishes as you continue your task next semester!

To Miss Sarah May Vancil, advisor to the editorial staff, I extend my sincerest appreciation for all the time and worry she has put forth in advising us as to how to keep our newspaper, a journalistic experiment, as journalistic as possible.

My reporting staff deserves the greatest congratulations of anyone for representing the news to you, the student body. The editor’s job is merely one of compiling the news items brought in by the reporters. And I think the reporters on the current staff are to be congratulated on doing one of the finest jobs of news-coverage within the last few years.

Many other students and the faculty members de serve some thanks for the aid they gave in cooperating with the reporters and editors in the task of news-coverage

I hope that all of you, both students and faculty members continue to do as much for the new staff as you have for me.

We have mentioned the fact several times before, that this is your paper. The Spectator is what you, the students of McPherson College make out of it. My suggestion is that you continue to make news and then Max will not be lacking in good material with which to present you an attractive and interesting newspaper.

I repeat once more that it has been a great pleasure to edit for you, your newspaper, the Spectator!

The editor of The Bullet of Mary Washington College looks

back in a feature titled, "If I were a Freshman Again."

"I would budget my time to include both studies and extra-cur-ricular activities.

"I would get more sleep—at least eight hours.

“I would worry less about how I was going to get things done and go ahead and do them. I would worry less about exams, but keep up with daily work.

"I would try to budget my allowance so that I wouldn't be broke by the second day. I wouldn’t spend all my money on new clothes and then write home for more. I wouldn’t call home (reverse charges) every time I got a deficiency.

"I wouldn't let anyone make me ashamed of working part-time, because I know it will bo a future asset.    

"I would cut down on the Cokes and Nabs. diet, and eat meals regularly.

"I wouldn't bo so critcial of the food. I'd develop more interesting

Federalized Education?

Education, traditionally a state function, is currently under Washington scrutiny because of present teacher pay demands. At least nine senators and congressmen have written and introduced bills for federal education funds during the present session of congress. In an editorial, Collier’s sees federal aid as the answer to the present teacher shortage.

Here is evidence indicative of another entrance into state matters by the federal government Advocates of state sovereignty point to the evils of bureaucratic government, top-heavy government and government by remote control as pitfalls of centralization.

Without arguing one way or another on the much-debated states’ rights issue, it's a fact that a democratic nation must possess a good school system if it is to perpetuate itself. At present such a system is the responsibility of the states. Should the states fail to "clean their own houses" with respect to their apathy over teachers’ salaries, it's a good bet that the federal government, by popular demand, will step in and take over in the field of education.


table talk.

"I would make friends with my profs and not hesitate to ask them questions. I wouldn't approach the faculty with flippancy and disrespect.

"I wouldn’t cut classes more than I should. I would attend more of the social functions teas, dances, and lyceums.

"I certainly wouldn’t believe all the gossip on the campus concerning students or faculty.

"I would be more considerate of roommates when I had 8:30’s and they didn't. I wouldn't borrow clothes. I would fix up my room much cuter than I did. I'd have gay curtains and spreads and I’d have a place to pin souvenirs.

"I would read a book on bridge. I would write cheerful letters home instead of woebegone ones that were full of my little hearaches and troubles.

I would balance the see-saw between 'joiner' and ’stay-in-the-room.’

"I would be sure to keep a good 'rep' and be my true self.”—ACP.

Vancil Dunahoo Has Appendectomy Performed

Last Monday, Vancil Dunahoo was stricken with an appendicitis attack. Dr. Heaston recommended immediate surgery. The appendectomy was performed at 8 o’clock Monday night.

Van is recovering nicely, according to hospital officials. He is allowed to have a few visitors at a time.

The nurses made him get up and stand by the bed the day after the operation. He can sit up in bed for short periods also.

Read all the advertisements the Spectator every week.

The Women's Council and their guests were entertained last Saturday evening by a dinner in the Blue Room of the Warren Hotel. Following the dinner, they went to Hutchinson where they attended a movie.    

Table decorations for the dinner were suggestive of the new year. A doll representing the new year with pastel ribbons attached to it was the centerpiece. On each ribbon was printed the name of the coining months.

About thirty guests attended the dinner.

Dr. Mary Fee has moved from her former residence at 1314 East Euclid and is now living at 1402 1/2 East Euclid.

Rhodes Scholars —Elect Have Been Selected

Just recently the names of the American Rhodes Scholars-elect for the 1949 term were announced. The list is subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees.

In District 5. the middle west, ‘here have been two scholars chosen representing Kansas. They are William J. Barber of Abilene, Kansas, and Thad Norton Marsh of Lawrence, Kansas. Others in the middle west are Robert L. Johnston of Minneapolis, Minn., and Richard S. Sylvester of St. Louis County, Mo.

Four students represent the New England district. They are representing Maine, Richard A. Wiley of Springfield, Mass.; representing New Hampshire, David H. Bergamiai of Rowayton,

Connecticut; representing Rhode Island, David N. Barus of Montclair, New Jersey: and representing Connecticut, Claude Taylor Anderson of Chapin, Illinois.

In the middle atlantic region, district 2, appear four names. They are, representing New York, Howard McKinley of Brooklyn, N. Y.; representing New Jersey, Herbert Cahn, Vineland. N. J.; representing Pennsylvania, Richard Carvoith, Peckville, Penn.; and representing Maryland and the District of Columbia, Waller Frank. Mt. Ranier, Maryland.

From the state of Virginia comes Milton Albert Strain of Arlington, Va. Other honor students of the southern region include, representing North Carolina, Nelson F. Taylor, of Oxford, N. C.: representing Florida, William Reece Smith. Jr., of Plant City, Fla.; and representing Tennessee, Ross Thackery of Detroit, Michigan.

In the Great Lakes region one finds four Rhodes Scholars. From Illinois is George Monroe of Joliet, Il1.; from Michigan comes Mortimer H. Chambers, Jr., Groose Pointe, Mich.; from Ohio is Martin Rush of Middletown, Ohio; and from Indiana one finds Robert Brentana of Evansville, Indiana.

Hugh M. Long, of Foley, Alabama is one of four students in the Gulf district. The others are. from Mississippi, George Rogers. Jr., of Vicksburg, Miss.; from Texas, Dan L. McGurk of Fort Worth, Texas; and from Oklahoma, Lester Salter, Jr., Norman, Oklahoma.

In the southwestern district are four students. They are, representing Nevada, Robert Childs of Palo Alto, California; representing California, Steven Muller of Oakland, California: representing New Mexico, Frank H. H. King, Dallas, Texas.; and representing Arizona, Merrill C. Windsor, Jr.. of Prescott, Arizona.

Oregon, Washington, Montana and North Dakota are represented in the northwestern district by James Walsh of Seattle, Washington, Robert W. Clower of Pullman, Washington, Louis Herbert Sugg of Missoula, Montana and Robert L. Kirkpatrick of Grand Forks, North Dakota, respectively.

Kansas is the only state represented by two honor scholars.

Mr. C. C. Dell of Beatrice, Ne-

braska, visited his son and daughter, Emerson and Mildred, Wednesday, January 12. He was en-route home from California, where he was visiting relatives.

Irvin Wolf, who was a student at McPherson College last year, visited the campus over the weekend.

Russell Schultz, a former student of McPherson College, was on the campus during the debate tournament. He is „ attending Washburn University at Topeka. Kansas.

Miss Kathy McLeod and Miss Lavon Widegren of Grand Junction, Colorado, visited Miss Marilyn Miller January 3 and 4.

they say

another week has passed and so I place myself in the most comfortable chair in my room and set out on the task of writing the they say column first of all to make a list of the funny ridiculous amusing annoying events of the past week after laughing loudly and waking the few fortunate people who are sleeping I cross off all but one or two of the events listed to avoid eyebrow raising

almost immediately I hear a rumble of voices and poking my head into the hall way I witness one of the most startling vocal battles of the year hazel sanger is trying unsuccessfully to convince vera that she is trying to think seriously and since this is probably her greatest achievement of the year vera should stop crunching popcorn I grin to myself knowing that hazels serious thinking is just a mishap

speaking of mishaps I hear that bill moore viewed the roller rink floor from the most unusual position lust Saturday night during the skating party

oops pardon me while I take time out to destroy a cockroach believe it or not but I overheard marty and lou taking inventory of the list of things that the cockroaches carried off during the week the list ran something like this two loaves of bread three potato chips an old shoe lous meal ticket and martys cicero book

time is fleeting and so I will leave you all with the cockroaches until next time

john langley also took individual pictures of the professors is there some correlation between museum specimens and faculty members


Virtues, are learned at mothers knee, and vices at some other joint.    

Mother to daughter:    If I had

worn a low, backless evening gown like that to a dance, you would, have been ten years older.”

He was kicked out of school for cheating.”

"How come?”

“He was caught counting his ribs on a hygiene exam.”

He calls himself one of the big guns in Industry."

Well I wish I had a nickel for every girl I've kissed."

"What would you do, buy a pack of gum?”

"What was your score?" asked a golfer.

"Seventy-two." replied the novice.

"It's not bad, but I’m going to do better on the second hole.”

"Thanks for the hug."

“Oh, the pressure was all mine." "What's the case against this man.”

"Stealing nine bottles of beer, your honor.”

"Case dismissed, I can't make a case out of nine bottles.”

"I see that you are serving rabbit stew today, is it all rabbit?”

"Well to tell you the truth it has a little horsemeat in it.”

‘How much?”

"Fifty-fifty, one horse and one rabbit.”

"Have you ever been pinched for going too fast?”

“No, but I’ve been slapped.”

King Arthur: "I hear that you've been misbehaving.”.

Knight: “In what manor, sir?”

A flirt is a woman who believes that it is every man for herself.

What are that young man’s intentions. daughter?”

"I don't know, Dad, he is keeping me pretty much in the dark.”

"Mother, what is the best way to stop Tom from spending so much money on me?”

"Marry him.”

A widow is a lady who has one fool In the grave.

Are you going to love me when my hair Is grey?"

Why not, I’ve stock to you through black, brown and blonde."

Rich relative: The kin you love to touch.

News Item concerning the illness of a prominent citizen says. "He is confined to his bed with a trained nurse."

Memorial Organ Is Presented To Mac In Chapel Service

On December 17, the last academic day of the 1948 year, a special chapel program was held for the purpose of dedicating the new chapel organ, which is being used this school year for the first time. The organ was given to the college by Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Yoder in honor of their late eon, Joe.

After an organ prelude by Mrs. Audrey San Romani, the chapel choir presented three ensemble numbers. Mrs. Audrey San Romani and Miss Bonnie Alexander supplemented the music on the program with a piano and organ duet.

Participating in the service of dedicating the organ and chimes were Dr. Burton Metzler and Dr. W. W. Peters. Dr. Metzler gave scripture and prayer. President Peters presented the service of dedication.

Several vocal numbers by the chapel choir and a postlude concluded the program.

In his dedicatory speech. Dr. Peters stated "On behalf of the trustees, faculty, students, alumni, former students, and friends of McPherson College, I am using this means to express to Dr. and Mrs. Yoder, Mrs. Joe Yoder and her little daughters, and to all other members of their family, sincerest and most gracious thanks.

In conclusion, Dr. Peters said, "‘We pray to be worthy and propose the dedication of the organ to the highest good of all the young men and women who are now in attendance at McPherson College and of all who will attend within the years ahead."

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Ic Cream Business Hits

All Time High On Campus

Students managed to consume an average of two gallons of ice cream per person during the year 47-48. Ronald Mayer, Dog House manager, disclosed the extra curricular appetites of the Mac Student body had hit an all time high during the last school year.

The Jo-Mar Dairies disclosed that because of the high consumption of ice cream on Mac Campus the Dog House would receive a discount in the form of credit. Total gallons of ice cream consumed by the student body reached the all time high mark of 757 gallons.

Folk Games Provide Entertainment Tonight

Furnishing entertainment at half-time tonight at the Mac-Baker game wil be a group of students Under the direction of Mr. Winston Bowman.

Sixteen students will comprise a demonstration group displaying their agility in folk games and circle games at the local high school.

Those students participating are Misses Barbara Burton, Bar-bara Carruth, Donna Bowman, Marilue Bowman, Louise Reed, Joyce Harden, Colleen Doyle, Mary Metzler and Messers. LeRoy Doty, Buster West, John Burkholder, Stanley Watkins, Van Dunahoo, John Firestone, Max McAuley, and Paul Wagoner.

This group will also form the nucleus for the demonstration group at the all-college "Soc-Hop."

Bolivia has two capital cities— La Paz, the actual seat of government where executive and administrative work is conducted, and Sucre, the legal capital where the national Supreme Court holds lip sessions.

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Still Only Five Cents

Stuffed in every sales clerk’s face. Stuck in every public place,

Glued in nodules by the score To public counter, chair, and floor,

Matted deep in Junior’s hair.

Part of every school mom’s care,

Stuck to silver, glasses, plates— One of every housewife’s hates—

Cause of half our cleaning troubles,

Source of face-besmearing bubbles,

Reducing strain of work and play,

it also takes our breath away.

It pacifies most any child.

And keeps sports fans from going wild.

And though discredited by Some. It’s here to stay—this chewing gum.

—Avis Albright.

Movie Shorts To Be Shown January 22

To provide entertainment between semesters, a night of "Reel Fun" is being planned by the social committee and Camera Club for Saturday, January 22.

Home of the movie shorts will he a March of Time on atomic power, sports films on snow sports and table tennis, Woody Woodpecker comedy, an audience participation community sing, Abbot and Costello comedy, industrial arts film, and Ossie the Ostrich comedy.

Further details will be posted on the bulletin boards.


Baker Wildcats To Play Bulldogs On Local Court Tonite

Baker University Wildcats will come to town tonight in a Kansas Conference game with the Bulldogs of McPherson College. The game will he played on the Senior High court.

Baker has won two conference games so far this season and the game here Friday night will be the first conference road trip of the season for the Wildcats. Saturday night Baker will go on south to Newton to play Bethel College in another conference encounter.

Coach Russ Davee of Baker has been minus the services of Alden Cearfoss, regular Wildcat guard, who has been on the sidelines because of torn ligaments in his shoulder. Whether he will be in shape to play here Friday is not known.

The Baker coach has been well pleased with the showing of Kenneth Sterns, a freshman from Hiawatha, and Jack Thomas, freshman who has been alternating with Frank Turner at center.

The Baker traveling squad will include; forwards, Howard Singleton. Fred Webb, Warren Nevins, and Rod Enos:    centers, Frank

Turner and Jack Thomas; guards. Forrest Pontius. Ron Larson, Al-den Cearfoss, Eiffel Irish and Robert Scovllle.

Coach "Frosty" Hardacre of McPherson this week is drilling his team in preparation for the Baker encounter. Last week McPherson lost a thriller to the College of Emporia at Emporia, 49 to 51, and in this game played a good brand or ball.    

Ten days ago Herb Bruns, McPherson center, suffered a mashed toe in a game against Friends University. An infection set in and he has been having trouble with it, but in the last few days some improvement has been shown and he may be back in partial condition by Friday night. Verlyn Fisher, regular forward, has had a weak ankle a good deal of this season and he has had to favor it a great deal. It is necessary for him to play with his ankle heavily wrapped.

Kansas Coaches Confer At Emporia Meeting

A meeting was held Sunday, January 9, of the coaches of the Kansas Conference at Emporia. The meeting was presided over by Ray Hahn.-

The express purpose of this special meeting was to arrange the basketball schedule for the 194950 season and to arrange the foot-ball schedule so as not to have conflicts with the local high schools, whose teams would be playing on the same nights.

Presbies Win Over Bulldogs—51-49

College of Emporia eked out a Kansas Conference victory over the McPherson College Bulldogs 51-49 last Friday night at Em-poria.

Until the last five seconds the game was undecided. The score was tied five times and the lead changed 13 times during the evening.

Emporia led at the half 26-24. but the thrilling last half produced a lot of points and a lot of fouls. A total of 53 fouls were called in one of the most "fouled-up" games the Bulldogs have played this season. Each team lost two players on fouls.

Verlyn Fisher and Lyle Goering had 16 and 17 points respectively, and led the offense. High scorer of the game was Smith, lanky C. of E. center, who dropped in 10 free throws and five fielders for a total of 20 points.

Eldon Kroeker, C. of E. player suffered a bad dislocation of an injury will keep him out of the lineup for several weeks. Herb Bruns, McPherson's tallest player and high scorer of the past two games was suffering from a mushed and injured big toe. He played less than half the game and failed to score. Peters was also suffering from a pulled thigh muscle and also failed to tally.

These handicaps might have made the two point difference, or it might not, have: but this isn’t the right column to be crying in so here’s the box score.


Intramural basketball went into full swing this week with more and more spectators turning out.

Monday nights three games were as follows:

6:30—Deforpch trounced the Student Ministers "A” squad to the tune of 44-18. Smith led Deforpch to victory.

7:30—T. K. B's defeated Bear's Lodge 26-19 in a very tight game. Jimmy Stull led the offense for the victors.

8:30—I. P. T.. with John Burkholder leading with 16 points beat the Smokers 40-33 in a very close game all the way.

Here's the standing up till last Wednesday night.

aroused by college doubleheaders, Mr. Frank points out in "Basketball’s Big Wheel," a profile of Ned Irish, originator and sole owner of the basketball concession at Madison Square Garden. Mr. Irish has allied interest in Philadelphia and Buffalo, N. Y. His total income from basketball since 1934 is estimated at more than a mil-lion dollars.

-Although Mr. Irish makes vigorous efforts to keep bookmakers away from his basketball games,

gaming flourishes, Mr. Frank says.

"The tricky point system is a vicious gimmick if for no other reason than that a college boy can play bail with the gamblers and wink at a not-too-queasy conscience," Mr. Frank writes, "If a kid misses a few shots that do not cost his side the game, he has not actually sold out alma mater, and no one can pin anything on him.

"Whispers of such deals have been heard . . . and, although nothing ever has been proved, there have been some strange goings-on. The most damaging implication that skulduggery may be abroad In the Garden came last season when the Minneapolis syndicate that puts out the line for basketball throughout the country refused to quote figures for New York games. The Inference was plain: the boys suspected the games were not strictly on the up-and-up. The syndicate has been shying away from Philadelphia games for several years.”

Mr. Irish, a former New York newspaper sports writer, made college basketball a big-time commercial success overnight Mr. Frank says. The game attracts 100,000,000 spectators annually: an average of 18,000 attended each of the 3 to 40 doubleheaders held each season at the Garden during the past five years.

"Basketball draws more -customers to the Garden proportionately than any other attraction and is the most profitable after hockey.” according to the Post article. '’Before Irish took charge of the situation, college basketball teams and players enjoyed little more than local reputations, with games rarely scheduled more that 200 miles from home. Facilities for accomodating crowds were so inadequate that $250 was the top and 375 the usual guarantee paid to a visiting team . . . Today, every team that plays in the Garden collects as much for one appearance as it once cleared on an en-tire season. . . "

G of E. and Baker May Leave K.C.A.C.

Officials of the Kansas College Athletic Conference and Missouri. Valley Athletic Union Conference will meet next week in Kansas City to discuss plans for a new conference to include teams which will make up Missouri and Kansas schools.

Included in this conference will be College of Emporia and Baker University of K. C. A. C.

Missouri Valley of Marshall. Missouri, will be included in this Conference. Missouri Valley has one of the most powerful small college football teams. Up to this season they had won around 40 straight games.

Station KNEX To Air ( Discussion On Proposed Christian Amendment”

As a public service radio station KNEX will air a round table discussion on the "Christian Amendment Movement" this coming Sunday at 2:15. The’ program will be one half-hour in length and will begin with a short talk by A. J. McFarland, who is in this section on behalf of the movement.

Presidents W. W. Peters and M. D. Miller of McPherson College and Central College respectively will also appear on the program. Sparking the interview and discussion will be Dan Bellus. station manager.




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In the preliminary game, the Emporia "B's” won 59-27 over the Bulldog seconds. Emporia led at the half 23-22 but the McPherson team blew up and only scored five points the rest of the game.

Basketball Commercialized

Basketball has become a betting proposition next only to horse racing and baseball. Stanley Frank charges today (Jan. 12th) in a Saturday Evening Post article. And the point-system set up by the gamblers, he adds, is "better than a license to sell counterfeit money."

Betting on basketball has been enormously stimulated by the Intersectional publicity build-up