McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, Friday, march 18, 1949
Cast Of “Blythe Spirit” Digs In
Third Community Concert To Present Duo-Pianists
The Teltschik brothers will be featured as the third in the series of Community Concerts, Saturday, March 26 at 8 p. m. in the high school auditorium.
Dog House Needs Business Manager
The McPherson College Players production of “Blythe Spirit” is shown in one of their first rehearsals. The production is scheduled for April 4, 5, 6, and 7 in the Little Theater, Sharp Hall. The production is being directed by Mrs. George Noyes, speech and dramatics coach. Members of the cast pictured on the front row are Vancil Dunahoo, Kathleen Baerg, Alice Long, Harry Knapp, and Leona Richards.
On the, second row are Eula Broyles, Donna Johnson, and LeRoy Doty. Not pictured is Miss Della Lehman, English department head, who will portray the part of the zany medium of the play. Photo by Lutz & Schmidt.
Barking Bulldogs To Travel
Barking Bulldogs will Journey to Lindsborg on March 26 to debate with other colleges of the Kansas Leagues. Bethany will bo the host college and will schedule debates, extempore speaking, and oratory for the entire day.
Two varsity men's teams and two varsity women's teams will represent McPherson at the tourney. Misses Bonnie Martin, Lorene Clark, Ardys Albright, and Avis Albright will make up the women's varsity while Messrs. Ted Geisert, Don Speaker, LeRoy Doty, and Max McAuley will be the men's varsity teams from McPherson. Also accompanying the debaters will be Miss Esther Mohler who will be entered in the women’s oratory division.
Mr. Don Speaker will be entry from Mac in the division of oratory, Mr. LeRoy Doty will be the extempore men’s entry and Miss Ardys Albright will be the women's extempore entry. Cash awards of 87.50 and 85.00 have been made available by Mr. and Mrs. Julius Stucky.
The debaters will be accompanied by Prof. M. A. Hess. State Secretary of the Kansas League and State Chairman of Peace. Prof. Raymond Flory, debate coach, and another McPherson judge will also accompany the group.
The proposed amendment to the constitution has been dropped, because the required number of students failed to rote. In order to amend the constitution two-thirds of the enrollment has to vote in favor of it. The final count was 71 for and 95 against the amendment.
This edition of the Spectator will be the last edition until April 1. It is customary for the publication of the college newspaper to be suspended during the ninth week of each semester.
On April 1 you will again find the newspaper at the regular distributing places.
March 18—Eula Witmore's
March 21 —Rolland Plasterer's Recital at 8.
March 26—Community Concert (Duo Pianists).
March 25-April 3—A Cappella Trip.
March 30- Mugler Student Re-vital at, 8
"T" for Two" could easily be the musical signature for the brothers, Alfred and Herbert Teltschik.
Born respectively 29 and 30 years ago in Floresville, Texas, of Austrian parents, the Telschiks began their musical training at an early age under the tutelage of their father, an old-world musician. After moving to Houston, they continued their studies under Aldrige Kidd, a musical education that continued for a dacade. Later they came to New York, where they entered the Julliard School of Music, studying under such eminent personalities as Sascha Gor-odnitzki and Mmme. Olga Samar-off Stokowski. Upon graduation from Julliard, they returned to Houston, married, and settled down to teach piano in the city's public schools and in their own studio.
To saitsfy their own love of making music for audiences, they began giving two-piano recitals on the side. They soon encountered the usual occupational hazard in their field, the problem of finding two evenly matched pianos in out of the way places. They solved this difficulty neatly with what their friends term "operation Trailer." To their car, they have attached a trailer rigged for storing and transporting two pianos. They also know how to repair and tune their own pianos, thus achieving further logistic independence.
During the war the two brothers served in military orchestras, and
played recitals for the armed forces, thus gaining rich experience for the career they chose to pursue.
Community Concert Tickets will admit students to this recital, one of the regularly scheduled numbers this season.
Warren Sets Date For Senior Exams
Senior Comprehensives have been set for April 11. This year the comprehensive exam will be handld somewhat differently than it was handled last year.
Written examinations will be first, and then following the written work will be oral examinations. This year the faculty has permission to give oral examinations to more than one at a time. Also there will bo a committee doing the oral examinations.
The date for the examinations was set by Dean Luther Warren, in conjunction with the Calendar Committee.
Former Students Serve With BVS In Virginia
Messrs Vernon Merkey and Ivan Lobban, former students, have been placed under the direction of the Brethren Volunteer Service program in Greene County, Virginia. The former students are working under the direct supervision of the Rev. and Mrs. Ketlering and others in a Home Missions program among the people of that area.
All applicants for Dog House manager for the following school year must be turned into the Student Council before April 1, as the Council will choose the respective manager and announce his identity on that date.
It is necessary for the potential manager to be capable of keeping simple accounts. Some experience along this line is preferable.
Duties of the Dog House manager are:
1. He must purchase all foods and expenditure supplies.
2. He is required to deposit all receipts in the business office.
3. He is in charge of the pay roll of his assistants.
4. He must make all disbursements upon approval of the Student Council treasurer.
5. It is his responsibility to keep hooks on forms approved by the Student Council subject to monthly audit.
6. It is his duty to supervise assisting waiters and waitresses in their duties.
7. It is his privilege and duty to make suggestions for the improvement of service to the operational committee.
Section D- of the constitution states that the manager's salary be determined by the Student Council during September of the school year in which the manager is elected to serve. His salary is designated to not less than $100 per semester and not more than $125 per semester.
Ronald Moyer, present Dog House manager, recently resigned his position. His resignation will become effective at the end of this term.
Relief Program To Be Aired Over Many Stations
Saturday evening. March 26 at 9 p. m., the churches of the United States will come together over the four major networks of the na-tion and present "One Great Hour.” The hour is designed to raise 10,000,000 for relief and rehabilitation on the following Sunday.
The program can be heard in the McPherson district, over the Wichita, Hutchinson, and Salina radio stations. Local station KNEX will not carry the broadcast or re-broadcast the hour. Over 1092 stations across the nation will be tuned in to the major networks, and over 50,000,000 listeners are expected to have their dials set on one of the networks carrying the program.
The Church of the Brethren is one of the more than twenty Protestant,-Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches that have backed the "One Great Hour."
According to Raymond R. Peters, Brotherhood Board secretary, the program will dramatize the true life examples now being carried on by the many churches in the field of relief.
Haag Takes State Alcohol Contest
Lloyd Haag, freshman, walked away with first prize in the State Alcoholic contest held at the State Convention in Stafford on March 16. Mr. Haag’s oration was entitied "Perverted Propaganda." First prize money was $35.
Speaker Wins ’49 Peace Contest
Donavon Speaker's oration. “The Voice of One for Peace," was awarded first prize in the Local Peace Oratorical Contest, held in the Church of the Brethren at 6:30 Sunday evening. March 13.
Second prize was given Miss Esther Mohler for her oration. "A Program for Peace.” Mr. Oran Hoffman ranked third with ‘Peace Begins at Home.”
Mr. Speaker and Miss Mohler will represent McPherson College at the State Peace Oratorical Contest which will be held at Linds-borg March 26.
The three prizes awarded in-the local contest were first. $7.50:. second, $5.00; and third, $2.00.
Judges for the contest were Mr. Ira Brammell, Dr. Olson, and Mr. Guy Hayes.
PreCollege Group Holds Annual Spring Recital
Miss Minnie Mugler will present her piano students in two annual spring recitals at 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening March 30 and on Sunday afternoon April 3 in the college chapel.
The pupils who will appear are
pre-college students—grade and high school students.
Two piano duets will be presented in the recital on March 30. The other recital will be composed of straight solos.
When the tomb of King Tut in Egypt was opened, chairs and other glue bonded items were found intact, and in good condition.
Ray Evans, all American of 1948, will be the guest speaker for the giant athletic rally and banquet that is being sponsored by the local lettermen. The banquet is scheduled for April 1, and will have as guests the many couches and athletes from the sturround-ing territory.
The price per plate is $1.00 and, siuce most of the banqueteers will be guests, it is hoped that the loyalty of the former lettermen will exert itself to the extent of financing the banquet.
The banquet is a part of the drive being put on by the college to secure new students and to reawaken the interest in athletics on the McPherson College Campus.
Lettermen that cannot attend are being urged to buy a plate for one of the many guests that will be present. The banquet will be at 6:30 in the parlors of the local Church of the Brethren. The banquet meal is being served by the local church women.
Ministers To Have Wednesday Chapel
Mr. David Litan, who wus previously scheduled to appear last Monday morning in chapel, is again scheduled to entertain in chapel next Monday. Mr. Litan will present a demonstration of memory abilities.
The student ministers have charge of chapel services next Wednesday. The steering com-mittee of the student ministers— Don Stern, Duane Ramsey, and Beryl McCann — has planned a program built around Christian pioneers.
Robert Keim and Hubert Newcomer will offer a discussion concerning early Christian leaders. Scripture and prayer will be lead by Harold Moyer, Paul Wagoner will lead the audience in song.
A ministers' quartet composed of John Sheets, Jack Baker, Billy Albright, and Albert Guyer will provide special music for the services.
The secretary of the student Council announced on March 16 that all petitions for student body officers should be in her hands by April 6 at 4:00 p. m.
Music Department Presents Sophomore Recitalist Tonight
The music department of McPherson College will present Miss Eula Witmore, soprano, in a voice recital at 8 this evening. Miss Witmore, a sophomore, is a student of Donald Frederick. She will be accompanied by Miss Helen Stover.
Between groups two and three. Gordon Stutzman and Max Shank, students of Miss Anne Krehbiel, will play a two-piano arrangement.
The following program will be presented in the college chapel.
Then You'll Remember (The Bohemian Girl)—M. W. Balfe.
At Eve I Heard A Flute—Lily Strickland.
Do Not Go My Love— Richard Hageman.
Faltering Dusk—A. Walter Kramer.
Habeuera ("Carmen") — Georges Bizet. .
The Time For Making Songs Has Come—James H. Rogers.
Dark Eyes—Gregory Stove.
Mr. Shank and Mrs. Stutzman.
Love Never Fulleth—Frederic W. Root.
When Children Pray—Beatrice Fenner
Come- Ye Blessed—John Prin-dle Scott.
Carmena—H. Lune Wilson;
The Rose—Joseph W. Clokey.
Piper Song—Pearl G. Curran.
Let My Song Fill Your Heart— Earnest Charles.
Senior Women To Be Guest Of Local A.A.U.W.
All the graduating girls of Central Colege and all the senior girls of McPherson Collego have been invited to attend a tea for graduates that will be given by the American Association of University Women. The ton will be March 19, at 2:30 in the local Methodist Church.
The ten will honor all college graduates and will acquaint them with the A. A. U. W.. Miss Della Lehman. English department chairman. Is president of the local chapter.
The local A. A. U. W. was the organization responsible for get ting a county UNESCO started for McPherson County. College grad uating girls are eligible for membership in the organization upon graduation.
Annual Election By SCA Staged
SCA election for co-chairmen, secretary, and treasurer was held on March 17, in the SUR. On March 15, nomination ballots had been taken out for Pattie Bitting-er, Marline Bowman, Lloyd Haag, LeRoy Doty, and Sara Mae Williams for the position of co-chairman, Miriam Keim's petition for the position of treasurer was also circulated.
Present officers of the group are Miss Donna Bowman and Mr. John Burkholder, co-chairman: Bonnie Martin, secretary, and Lois Yoder as the treasurer.
Players Improve Seats And Sets In Theater
Under the direction of the McPherson College Players, several much needed improvements are being made in the Little Theater In Sharp Hall, where this group will present "Blythe Spirit" on April 4, 5, 6, and 7. Mrs. George Noyes, faculty advisor for the group, has announced that the improvements will be completed In time for the production.
One of the greatest aids to the audiences in the Little Theater will be the project under which every other row of seats will be staggered to facilitate easier and more comfortable enjoyment of further productions in the hall.
Voice Instructor To Give First Public Recital In Mac Chapel On Monday
Assistant voice instructor. Holland" Plasterer, will appear in a faculty recital, Monday evening. March 21. Mr. Plasterer first studied voice at Manchester, then obtained his Masters Degree at Indiana University. In various oratorios and operas at both schools, he was the lead tenor. At the American Conservatory in Chicago he studied under Charles La Berge. Mr. Plasterer came to McPherson from Southwestern Uni-versity at Georgetown, Texas, where he was head of the voice department.
Mr. James Staatz will accom-pany Mr. Plasterer during the following program:
Never Weather-Beaten Sail--Campion.
She Never Told Her Love — Haydn.
Spirate Pur Spirate-—Donatidy.
0 Del Mio Amato Ben—Don-audy.
I Lo'e Ne'er a Lasic But Auo— Folk Song.
Apris un Keve—Faure.
SI Tu Le Veux—Koechlin.
Aria, from Carmen—Bizet.
Who is Sylvia?—Schubert
Old Mother Hubbard—Hutchison.
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming— Foster.
Come, Love, With Me—Carma-villi.
MacCollege Presents Another Radio Broadcast
McPherson College will present another of its series of radio broadcasts this afternoon at 3 o'clock over KNEX. The program, which was originally secheduled for 3:30 was changed so that it could be heard in the public schools us the nature of the program will fit in well with their work in the lower grades.
Included in the program will be a group of children's poems read by Ronnie Alexander and a children's story told by Mary Metzler. The highlight of the program will he a fifteen-minute dramatization of a fairy story, directed by Dean Cotton. The cost for this will include Max McAuley, James Sheaffer, Ruth Merkey, Jeane Baldwin and Helen Stover.
Harold McNamee will be narra-tor for the program.
The next McPherson College broadcast will be two weeks from today, April 1. when Dr. Raymond Flory and several students will present a roundtable discussion.
Omicron Show Awards Bechtel First Prize Money
Gene Bechtel, Edward Meloan, and Karolyn Kay Loewen are the winners of the talent show held Wednesday night sponsored by the Beta Omicron chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.
Gene Bechtel, high school junior, received first prize of $10 for his trumpet presentation of Herbert Clarke's "Carnival in Venice".
Little seven-year-old Karolyn Kay Lowen won the five dollar second prize for her piano solo. "The Spinning Song.” After playing the number, she proved to the audience that she has perfect pitch by correctly recognizing notes played on the piano.
The record, "My Old Flame" was comically impersonated for third place by Edward Meloan. His prize was $2.50.
Besides receiving cash awards, the winners will be allowed to present a unified thirty minute program over the local KNEX broadcasting station sometime in the near future.
The winners of the show were chosen by anonymous disinterested judges.
Give Us UNESCO
During the recent meeting of college Unesco organizations at Wichita, every college in Kansas was found to have been represented—all but McPherson College. Many of us are ignorant of the existence of such organizations and their functions, and many more of us would like to hear the whole story. It seems a great shame that a church college whose doctrines so nearly match Unesco doctrines should be so far from becoming a part of that movement.
Unesco, as a branch of United Nations, is interested in international coordination of education, science and culture. Since the college student is so affected by these fields, it is, first, the college which should take up the work, being center of the three fields of science, education, and culture in McPherson.
You faculty members who are and have been active in Unesco previously should quit asking us students if we are interested in Unesco and find out if Unesco is interested in us. Either direct some responsible student in organization or do so yourself.
We are not politely clamoring for an organization, we are demanding that it be given us.
Wordsworth says, “the child is father of the man.” World understanding is the father of peace. Unesco furthers world understanding. So give us Unesco.
Many of the students on the campus undoubtedly do not realize that located in the Spectator office are papers from twenty-eight other schools from across the nation. Schools in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Idaho, and South Dakota carry on a weekly exchange with the Spectator as do the sister, colleges of Elizabethtown and Manchester. Among the many schools represented are also five high schools across the nation.
These papers are used by the staff in many ways. The campus editor usually finds a great deal of material for the Collegian Column from these many papers. Also the papers serve as suggestions for layouts and possible feature stories. But for the majority of the staff they make good reading. Any student on the campus may visit the Spec office and use the exchange papers. The staff only asks that each paper be returned to its proper place on the rack.
The exchange papers are for the students, faculty, and the Spec staff—use them.
You Did Not Vote
In Tuesday’s election many members of the student body were disappointed because not more of the regularly enrolled students trooped to the polls. At the last official count only 166 of the regularly enrolled students had enough initiative to get out and cast their vote. One hundred and forty-six students were just too lazy to exercise their right of the ballot.
Many of the students that did not vote complained that they did not know just what the amendment was all about. This fault can be accredited only to the students themselves because of the adequate information and many heated discussions that took place over the proposed amendment.
If students of McPherson College want to retain their right to let faculty and the public know just how we as students stand, then it is our school duty to get out and cast those ballots. Regardless of the way you vote, each and every one of you should vote. We here at McPherson should be ashamed of ourselves when our student body lacks the drive to go to the polls at any election. -
In a short time the election of the student council officers will take place, and everyone should make it his or her duty to exercise his inherent right.
Go to the polls during the next election.
“The Best Things In Life Are Free”
This week’s guest editor is Mr. Paul Sargent, prominent local banker, former student, and trustee of McPherson College. Mr. Sargent is also very active in the scouting circles in the city of McPherson having been connected with scouting for over fifteen years. Mr. Sargent has been actively engaged for many years in pushing the needs of McPherson College to completion.
Mr. Sargent's editorial is as follows:
Placing a value on college from the distance of twenty-five years or more is rather easy, as from this distance the most valuable acquisition seems to have been friends. I am sure studies are important and technical knowledge has a large part to play in the success of most college graduates. Teachers are well remembered. and the friends seem to grow more valuable as the years go on.
We seemed to live on syrup, and I do not know whether the cost was high or not. hut those things seem like trifles. Old Fahnestock was nothing to brag about, but it seemed like a great old hall because of the fellows who lived there.
Each year seems to bring a chance meeting with one of the friends of college years. Big Bill Muda stopped in during the war and gave us a thrill. He was captain of a squadron of fliers at the Smoky Hill Base ready for overseas duty—he had been in the Canadian Air Force and was the same old Bill. Last week at a Cattleman's Convention at Wichita I saw Ervin Crofoot who played a whale of a game of football at center on the Bulldog team of the early twenties—he weighed only 150 lbs., but he was plenty good— he is an extensive cattle operator in the Flint Hills now. It's good to see Dick Keim and "High Pockets" Frantz when the Trustees meet, also Ralph Losh-baugh, and we know the years are rolling along as they have kids in school. Stan Keim will be back in the spring to see his oldest married—one could write a full paper about the friends of those years.
In almost any town you visit there are those you once knew. We were in Kansas City, Kansas, at the hospital for surgery and visited Galen Tice and family: now Dr. Tice is head of the Department of Radiology. Galen was quite a student as he was aiming at medicine, but he was also a popular member of the ‘"Ninnie Hammer” quartet, the pride of the campus of the early twenties. The Tices graciously took care of us, a fine dividend of the friend-ships of early years. When I took
biology under Dr. Harnly (please do not check my record) he had an assistant that could draw the most beautiful pictures of cells and plants. The same fellow, Dr. Curtis Bowman, drove me all over Chicago one Sunday afternoon taking time off from a very busy practice as head of the Bethany Hospital staff. There is plenty of copy for the Who's Who of McPherson College, and it makes one proud to remember that we knew them back when —
These friendships were made without a lot of trouble. Just mingling together around the campus, playing some athletics together. going to chapel, having a feed once in a while—McPherson College is a great place to accumulate a lot of friends—believe me they are valuable—maybe the "Best Things in Life are Free."
Charles Messamer Finds Life In Puerto Rico Bad
Charles Messamer of Adel, Iowa, who was a freshman at McPherson College last year. Is one of the former McPherson students now at Castaner, Puerto Rico. The following is part of a letter which Charles sent to Lester Messamer:
"I don't think conditions are as bad here as they are China. The huts are pretty thick, hut there is some space between them. P. R. R. A. built some pretty good houses and sold them with a small piece of land to people on long time credit. Those houses are pretty good.
"In the slums In San Juan and some of the other cities I think conditions are as bad as in China, but they are still not so crowded, They had a little space between the shacks and in China they were right together. It rains every day here and In some of the slums it
makes a filthy mud. I wouldn't want hogs in such a place, but they have to walk through it barefooted.
"Hookworm is bad on the island. The people can't afford shoos and don't have or else don't use good tollets, so the hookworm runs wild. Besides hookworm there are a couple of other kinds of parasites so we have to be careful what we eat and drink.
"Travel here is mostly walking, although there are quite a few bicycles and a few curs. Some of the kids have coasting cars which they push up the mountain and ride down. They are pretty good con sidering what they have to make them out of. One day four of us big guys and four kids rode on one that looked as if it would fall to pieces by itself and it held up under us.
"Fruit down here tastes about
Three Faculty To Attend Brotherhood Meetings
Drs. W. W. peters, Burton
Metzler, and R. E. Mohler will leave the college campus to attend the Brotherhood Meetings in Elgin, Illinois. The meetings will take place from March 21 to 25.
Dr. Peters is a member of the Brethren Service Commission; Dr. Metzler is a member of the Ministry and Home Missions Committee, and Dr. Mohler is a member of the Finance Commission.
Routine business will be discussed and also the necessary adjustments to be made because of the failure in giving to the brotherhood fund. Dr. Mohler reported that a 20 percent drop in giving had been recorded by the ilgin office. This will undoubtedly necessitate the adjustment in personnel.
On Sunday the committee on Goals and Programs will hold a panel discussion in the Elgin Church of the Brethren.
the same. You can't pick bananas off the tree because they don’t ripen very good on the tree.
"Last Sunday we got to go to San Juan. They were inaugurating-the new governor. This is the first time the people got to elect the governor. Before he was always ap-pointd by the President. San Juan really threw a celebration. They had a big parade and bad the place all decorated with lights. We got a real good place to watch the parade on top of a large building.
"(After leaving the parade), we went out to see some old Spanish fortifications. They were really built. They have a modern array in them now but they still look old. It reminded me of some of the old forts and castles I have seen in shows.
“The Puerto Ricians celebrate January 6 as Three Kings Day. It is supposed to be the day the three kings came to see the baby Jesus. Some of us went for a walk. We got about three-fourths of the way up the highest mountain around here and deckled we'd have to start back if we wanted any dinner. They say when you get to the top of that mountain you can see ocean on three sides. I’ll make it up that mountain some day though."
In 1886, Alexander Butin installed at Valleyfield, Quebec, what is claimed to have been the first wood grinder in America.
Spring Season Ushered In By Two Recitals
The spring season was certainly ushered on to Mac campus last weekend. The two musical recitals, with their setting of spring flowers made one realize how near we are to summer vacation.
Mr. Wagoner's program presented much of interest from any angle one chooses to look at it. The sacred or semi-sacred numbers would have been a credit to any worship service. Bridging the gap between the secular, and sacred work:- is no small problem in itself. Mr. Wagoner displayed very fine spirit and choice of numbers in this respect.
Miss Ann Krehbiel of our piano department presented a recital Sunday afternoon which will live In the memory of many of us for sometime. There seemed to be no end of the technical difficulties which she has mastered. Each number was presented with a grace and ease that only the well trained can hope to attain.
A Cappella Tour Starts March 25
At least six communities are calling off all other activities and are lending their support to the a cappella choir when they appear in those communities for concerts. One movie theater in Summerfield, Kansas, is closing its doors on Saturday night in favor of the a cappella choir when it appears at Richland Center church in that town.
The a cappella choir will tour eastern Kansas and western Missouri March 25 to April 3. The tour will take the choir into the region surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks. The choir, under the direction of Prof. D. R. Frederick, will give 14 programs.
Miss Surah May Vancil will accompany us chaperone.
Means of transportation will be a charteded Santa Fe Trailways bus.
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Mr. Sonny Jeffers, of Springer, New Mexico, was a visitor on the campus from Saturday to Monday,
Miss Donna Johnson and Miss Inetta Perkins were dinner guests of Mr. Harry Knapp and Mr. Max McAuley on March 13. The dinner was one of the items auctioned at the WSSF auction.
The Cosmos Club visited in the home of Mrs. Ira N. H. Brammell where refreshments were served Tuesday evening. The club then journeyed to the home of Mrs. Ernest Wall for a discussion on madonnas.
Betty Wolfkill, Edith Merkey, and Mrs. R. Gordon Yoder spent Wednesday in Salina attending the Bible School Workshop.
James Elrod is spending a few days in Iowa on business and visiting friends.
Ruth Early will spend next week in Rocky Ford, Colo., where she will investigate the Rocky Ford work camp.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Harry Nelson entertained Tuesday evening in honor of their daughter, Doris Ann on her 19th birthday. The evening was spent in playing games, and refreshments were served at the close of the evening to Anita Anderson, Ron Sullivan, Helen Lindbeck, Bob Christenson, the honoree and Rob Benac.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wagoner of
Adel, Iowa, were here over the week end to attend their son Paul's voice recital last Friday evening.
Dean Luther Warren spoke at the P. T. A. at Moundridge, Monday evening on March 14. Dean Warren spoke on the subject of “Mental Health."
The Meloaires traveled to the Lyons High School on March 15. The quartet is composed of Bob Keim, Vernon Nicholson, Dale Eshelman, and Kenneth Graham. The quartet was accompanied by Mr. Ira N. H. Brammell.
Mrs. R. Gordon Yoder entertain-ed friends of Mrs. Lowell Heisey at a coffee on March 15. The coffee was given in honor of Mrs. Heisey.
R. E. Mohler was the guest speaker at the community Father and Son Banquet in Hesston, Kansas, on March 16.
Dr. W. W. Peters was the evening speaker at the Wichita Church of the Brethren on their annual McPherson College Sunday.
The McPherson College Mole Quartet, accompanied by Prof. Raymond Flory and family, traveled to Ottawa last weekend. They sang for the Northeast Kansas Young People’s Conference. Members are Albert Rogers. Frank Lutz. Don Guthals and Gilford Ik-enberry. Professor Flory delivered the sermon Sunday morning.
The co-ed folkgame class of Manchester College is very popular with the students. The history of Manchester's first co-ed folk-game class is very interesting. It all started as a response to the wave of folkgaming that has hit the country in the last year.
According to the February 7 Life Magazine, folkgaming and square dancing will soon surpass all other forms of dancing if it continues to grow at the present rate.
The popularity of folkgaming is growing because it requires skill and coordination, as well as more exertion than the common jitter-bugging.
This folkgame class had a party as its final examination.
"What are you doing with that hammer, Junior?"
"I'm fixing my teeth so I will be able to take them out like Grandpa does.”—Collegio.
Although liquor in Kansas is legal, the rule banning liquor at Kansas State college-sponsored functions will continue to be effective. according to K-State's president, Milton S. Eisenhower.
Remember: It's a fresh egg that gets slapped in the pan.—Wesleyan Advance.
spring is in the air or so we thought last week old man weather is not doing so very well with the sun this week he must be saving it up for good measure later.
well the deadline is creeping up on me pretty fast so I had beter blow—see you same time same station K R A Z Y next week
Well, here it is another week, with another deadline to meet, life sure gets tedious, don’t it? Here we thought spring was here to stay last week, and even went so far as to mention it in the latest happenings, but by the time the Spec came out we were back in the midst of winter. That’s Kansas weather for you. They say if you don't like the Kansas weather you can just wait fifteen minutes and it will change, except when it snows, and then experience tells us it just never quits.
The Urban Sociology class had an eventful trip to Wichita last Thursday, and spent the day visiting places of interest in that urban center. One place they visited was the Cessna Aircraft factory and from ail reports Gene Arnold looked like a Russian spy the way he was taking pictures of everything around the place. Maybe somebody told him it would help his grade.
People have been asking for more news of where the town kids work, and as we aim to please here’s some more lowdown on that score.
Joyce Hocott is found busily doing her duties as sales lady at the J. M. McDonald store downtown in her spare time. She’s been working there for quite a while now, and is well equipped to help the customers with any problems concerning materials, etc.
Marx Jones is a part time employee of the Bay Refinery, or at least he was the last we heard. Marx is so changeable you never know what to expect.
Clifford Shultz is secretary down at the Veterans of Foreign Wars office in McPherson, and in contrast, Dean Coughenour spends much of his spare time helping out at the local Y. M. C. A. They both work with the fellows, but there’s quite a difference in the ages.
Lawrence Lowrey is learning the trade at his father’s grocery store downtown, and Lyle Goer-ing is also learning the business, and helps his dad out on their farms around McPherson. The work, no doubt, means more when you know that someday you'll get a share of the profits.
That’s a few more of them, so in case you've got urgent business after school hours with one of them, you'll know where to locate them.
Bye for now, we’ll be back next week, with more news and views and . . . till then . . thirty.
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To Spectator readers who are interested in hobbies, we are pleased to submit the following letter from an alumnus who has been interested in hobbies since graduating from college. Carroll Koons graduated from McPherson College with the class of 1934,
and we are pleased to introduce him to our readers.
"Since graduating from McPherson it has been my hobby to travel and collect picture postcards and snapshots of my travels.
"My hobby horse has taken me over the whole of the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America. Africa. Asia Minor, Hawaii. Guam and Saipan.
"While traveling one of my objectives has been to visit the various places of worship throughout the world, such as the Coptic churches in Ethiopia, native shrines in Guam, Chinese temples in Hawaii, the Catholic cathedral in Mexico City, the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a monastery on lop of a 10,000-foot mountain in Ethiopia where few white men have been.
"One of the most impressive places I have visited was the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. One great room 650 feet underground and six miles long has a rock formation known ns the Rock of Ages. Several hundred people sat on the surrounding ledges in total darkness and heard a choir for away singing the beautiful hymn. 'Rock of Ages’. while echoes floated through the huge natural underground amphitheater.
"I met and talked with the cowboy. Jim White, who found the caverns while chasing a bear. The cowboy saw bats flying out of the ground and investigated. At tbout 6:00 p. m. every evening an estimated three to six million huts leave the cave, literally darkening the skies.
"Most of my trips have been by car or bus and traveling with a companion or groups of people, at times twenty to thirty in a group. The war was one more factor in the furtherance of this hobby, for it took me to Rio de Janeiro, Capetown, Suez, Cairo, and all the cities of Northern Africa. I was in Africa for two years and covered the entire continent, spending a time at Mas sawa, the ’hottest spot on earth. That was followed by a year in the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific. Of all my travels, the most interesting trip was the one to Mexico City. There we watched the bull fights—-‘gruesome but interesting,’ visited the native villages, and saw the Paine-of Fine Arts, which sports a million dollar curtain, while the peons in the country are living in squalor and filth.
david litah was scheduled to give a speech in chapel monday concerning something about his excellent memory—quite a display of talent—he forgot to come west doty carruth and burton think that they should be paid for making a deputation trip to pampa texas at least it appears to have turned out to be that the four of them composed a quartette which sang for the church service and leroy preached the sermon
a certain party — not mentioning any names but her initials are lousie mable reed is beginning to have doubts about ever getting the full amount of the 80 cents worth she paid for that date with elven pretty boy ramsey
mr and mrs ellis powell have returned from their recent marriage and honeymoon all smiles congrats you two
once i heard that football season is the only time a fellow can carry a blanket under one arm and a blonde under the other without encountering raised eyebrows the first aid course is one exception if nothing else van dunahoo and duane jamison should make the headlines or hello carrot tops that peroxide ammonia mixture must be mighty potent
several other campus co-eds have been doing a little tooth brush work also but those two take the booby prize
ellnor stine journeyed home with her beau dale snyder over the weekend and i hear he is planning a trip to iowa around caster time some of the fellows must be trying to polish the apple in the first aid course at least they wanted to show the instructor roy kneip that even if he is from texas they have boots too pretty sharp i might add
one of the couples i have noticed together every now and then lately are nelda baldner and gil-ford ikenberry
Occupational Information On File In Dean’s Office
Are yon a person who is intrigued by ratios? Here is one that is 1000 to 1 in your favor. The chances are 1000 to 1 in favor of your finding a fitting occupation by reading the following article concerning occupations.
A pressing problem to many students is the choice of an occupation. If a list of 29,000 occupations were presented to these students, it seems plausible that a suitable selection might be made. Such a list is available for students who are trying to choose an occupation.
Information on occupations has been collected and is on file in the dean's office. In one of the files, there is a complete section, the Occupational Guidance Section
that contains material about leading occupations. This material is arranged systematically according to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles,
Copies of this book may be found on Dr. Warren’s desk or in the library.
By the classification system in this dictionary, all occupations are divided into the following sev-en occupational divisions with indicative cole numbers: professional and managerial occupations, 0-0 through 0-9: clerical and sales, 1-0 through 1-9; serv
ice occupations, 2-0 through 2-9; agriculture, fishery, etc. 3-0 through 3-9; skilled occupations. 4-0 through 5-9; semi-skilled occupations, 6-0 through 7-9; and the unskilled occupations, 8-0 through 9-9.
Innumerable occupations of these types are classified under each of these seven headings and are identified by code numbers. Occasionally a sub-group will bear the initials n. e. c. (not elsewhere classified), which" signifies that those occupations have not been classified in any other group.
For example, railroad clerks, n. e. c. includes clerical positions strictly peculiar to the rairoad industry, but excludes file clerks, bookeepers, etc., that are also found in other industries.
The Dictionary of Occupational Titles lists 29,000 occupations. Dr. Warren's files contain descrip-tions of 1000 of these.
A number of students already have found the file very helpful. The dean believes that other students may find the material beneficial.
Dean Warren urges all students to become familiar with the occupational flips. They were installed for the students’ use, and have value only as they are used.
An excursion through the files may prevent an aimless excursion through school.
More than 12,000,000 documents of the governments of the United States and Great Britain In the Mediterranean Theater of Operations are being duplicated for historical records.
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In the two play-off games of the intramural basketball league for the first-second place tie and the third-fourth place tie the De-forpch team emerged victorious, 42 to 23. to walk off with the championship with the Bowery Boys in second place while the Preying Eight won their play-off game, 31-21. and took third place honors leaving the Liars' Lodge in the fourth place position.
This championship makes the third consecutive year that the Deforpch team has won the intra-mural honors. Only one player. John Ward, has been a member of the team all three years. Kenneth Jarboe, Ellis Albright, and Wendell Burkholder have played on the champions the last two years. Playing for the first time this year were Don Smith. Carol Tillman, Dean Ward, and Ernie Hoffa.
With Smith scoring eight points in the first half the Deforpch team moved to an early lead at halftime 23 to 10, keeping it during the remainder of the game to win easily 42 to 23.
Tillman was high for the winners with 13 points while Smith of Deforpch and Hicks of the Bowery Boys each had 11 points.
The consolation play-off game proved a little bit more of a contest as the winning Preying Eight held only a smaller 14-11 advantage at half-time. Big Buck Rein-ecker came through in the last half, however with 13 points and the Preying Eight easily walked off with their game from the hands of the Liars' Lodge, 31 to 21.
Reinecker led all scoring with 15 points in the basketball game. The box scores of the two games follow:
Three Time Winners
Pictured above is the Deforpch team, the three time winners of the intramural basketball crown. Players pictured reading left to right on the front row are Ernie Hoffa, Kenneth Jarboe, Ellis Albright, and Wendell Burkholder. On the second row reading left to right are Don Smith, Dean Ward, Carol ''Salty” Tillman, and John Ward.
The Kansas Conference AllStar basketball team for the 19481949 season has been selected and released by Coach Frosty Hardacre who conducted the poll among the coaches of the conference. Coaches were directed to make first and second team positions from their opponents’ teams. Ten points were given for each first team selection and five points for each second team selection, for each position. The first and second team and those who received honorable mention are as follow: First team
Track practice is getting into full swing with workouts continuing every afternoon. So far the following boys have begun workouts: Dale Carpenter, Dave Metz-ler, Dean Schmidt, George Wilson, Al Zunkel, Dale Oltman, Jimmie Schnorr, Robert Augsburger, Lyle Miller, Beryl McCann, and Ellis Powell.
The coaches are issuing a last call to all those who are thinking of going out for baseball this season. There are less than three weeks to prepare for the first game, Workouts are continuing. The deadline for those going out for baseball is Monday, at 4:35 p. m. Many positions are still open and talented players should be there at that time.
The official report concerning the number of plays for each record in the "Juke Box” was obtained last Wednesday, March 16, from the "Dog House” manager. Ronald Moyer.
Topping the list was "Canadian Capers.” The exact count on this record is not known, because the counter was not working correctly on that particular one. The count for the rest of the most played records is as follows:
Record No. 19, 42 plays. "How High the Moon.” Ziggy Elman.
Record No. 1. 35 plays, '‘Beautiful Eyes,” Art Mooney.
Record No. 20,‘28 plays. "Careless Hands.” Sammy Kaye.
Record No. 7, 21 plays. "Far Away Places,” Bing Crosby.
This count is over a period of 21 days; from February 26 to March 15. The records were changed also, following the usual procedure every two weeks or so.
Although there are many languages spoken throughout the world, there is considerable simili-larity between the fundamental speech sounds.
Pictured above in an informal shot are "Frosty" Hardacre and Dick Wareham. These two men sparked the athletic department for the present school year. Mr. Hardacre is director of athletics and Mr. Warehnm is the assistant coach.
The faculty commitee appointed to work out the question of the campus UNESCO decided that inas much as the activity of UNES--CO encompasses all areas of life it was thought advisable to set up a steering committee representing the various Interests on -the campus.
It was decided to have that committee made up of one student representative from each department listed below plus one student representatives from each of four student interest groups not cover-ed, by the various departments.
Departments or groups:
Biology. Rural Life. Chemistry. Home Economics, Mathematics
and Physics, Health and Physical Education. Economics and Business Administration, Education and Psychology, History, Industrial Arts, Philosophy and Religion, Sociology, Art, English, Foreign Languages, Music, S. C. A., Camera Club, Dramatics Club, Journalism.
Coach Dick Wareham is asking for all the intramural captains to turn in their opponent's all-star team selection in the first and second teams. These selections should be in as soon as possible so that Wareham can complete his poll and announce the all-star selections.
Throe more baseball players have signed up since last week. They are Gerald Albright, infield or outfield; Harold Smith, outfield: and Bill Moore, pitcher and utility.
A. B. Turner, Forward, Ottawa. Jack Smith, Forward, C. of E. Charles Fiffe, Center, K. Wesleyan Blaine Rush, Guard, Ottawa.
Gene Anderson, Guard K. Wesleyan.
Harold Pounds, Forward, K. Wesleyan.
Dave Anderson, Forward Bethany.
William Tiegreen, Center, Ottawa. Lanoy Loganbill, Guard, Bethel. Howard Singleton, Guard, Baker. Honorable Mention Spencer Martin, Robert Musgrave —Ottawa.
Don Anderson, Lester Jilka—Kansas Wesleyan.
Forrest Pontius, Ike Cearfoss— Baker.
Hugh Haire—College of Emporia. Varden Loganbill—Bethel.
Verlyn Fisher, Donald Peters— McPherson.
Glen Sanderson. Lawrence Bale— Bethany.
A. R. Turner was the only person who received unanimous first team votes from the six other coaches of the conference. Charley Fiffe, Gene Anderson, of Kansas Wesleyan, and Blaine Rush of Ottawa had only one second team vote, the rest being first team votes while Jack Smith of the College of Emporia received 45 points according to the scoring system mentioned above. Harold Pounds of Kansas Wesleyan and Dave Anderson of Bethany each received 40 points while William Tiegreen, Ottawa: Lanoy Logan-bill, Bethel; and Howard Singleton, Baker, received 25 points for the other positions on the reserve team.
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