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April 1st All Fools Day

McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, Friday, april 1, 1949

NO. 24

Ray Evans, All American,

To Be Speaker Tonight

A total of 300 men have been invited to attend the giant athletic rally and banquet tonight, April 1, at 6:30 p. m. It will be held in the parlors of the local Church of the Brethren.

Ray Evans, who graduated from Kansas University last spring, was the All-American for 1948. He has been obtained as the guest speaker for the banquet. The Business Office has received 150 reservations from out-of-town high' schools to hear Mr. Evans.

The banquet is a part of the drive being put on by McPherson College to secure new students and to reawaken the interest in athletics on the campus.

Besides a speech by Ray Evans, the Crabb brothers will present a trumpet duet.

Since the banquet is being spon sored by the local lettermen it is hoped that former lettermen and local businessmen will contribute enough money to pay for the guests' plates. The charge per plate is $1.

Lettermen who cannot attend are being urged to buy a plate for one of the many guests who will be present. Among the guests present will be many coaches and ath-letes from the surrounding territory.

Players Club Produces "Blithe Spirit"

Spring Production Dedicated To Miss Della Lehman

Miss Della Lehman will portray the zany medium, Madame Arcatie, of the spring production of the McPherson College Players when they present the impobable comedy “Blithe Spirit.” The play not only features Miss Lehman but is also dedicated to her because of her long interest in dramatic art in McPherson. Curtain time is 7:30.

Reprinted from April 1949 issue of ESQUIRE    Copyright 1949 by Esquire. Inc.

"I've been going out with a frenchman and I want to team what he keeps whispering to me"

Barking Bulldogs Win Eight Debates

McPherson's Barking Bulldogs split half of their debates in last Saturday’s tourney which was conducted by the Kansas State League on the Bethany College Campus. The Bulldogs could tuck only 50 percent of the debates entered as wins under their belts but other members of the debate squads showed up favorably in Oratory and Extempore speaking according to official figures.

Only six schools were represented in the annual affair and these schools brought only fourteen teams. The school high on the list us far us victories was Baker which lost only one out of eight debates. The one lost was to the McPherson 2 team. Undefeated teams in the tourney were Baker 2. Ottawa 1, and the Kansas Wesleyan’s women's team.

The ranking women's team was the Kansas Wesleyan team and the ranking men's team was the Baker 2 team.

In Men’s Oratory Dwight Welby of Tabor placed first and Donovan Speaker of McPherson and William Busby of Ottawa placing second and third respectively. In the women's division Carol Bass of Kansas Wesleyan placed first with Renata Penner of Tabor and Esther Mohler of McPherson placing second and third respectively.

In Men's Extempore Ronald Reid of Baker placed first with William Busby of Ottawa second and LeRoy Doty of McPherson third. The only entry in the women’s division. Ardys Albright, was awarded first place. For speaking eight minutes she received $7.50. Miss Albright was overheard saying that it was the easiest money she ever earned.

According to Prof. M. A. Hess, the tourney was the smoothest running meeting of debaters in his memory. He also stated that Bethany College was to be congratulated in their courtesy in connection with the tourney.

Panel Discussion On UNESCO Over KNEX

Today at 3:30 p. m. over station KNEX a panel discussion on UNESCO will be given by Professor Flory and five students. These students include Bonnie Martin, Nancy Carter, Oliver Dilly, Lawrence Treder, and LeRoy Doty.

The purpose of the broadcast is to acquaint the public with the actions of overall program of UNESCO, and with the local UNESCO program which is under the direction of Dan Bellus.

The broadcast will be one half hour in length and will include discussions on organization, famous personages, educational lines, home demonstrations, town affiliation, and correspondence.

This weeks edition of the McPherson College Spectator was edited by Mr. LeRoy Doty. Managing Editor of the Spectator. Mr. Doty will take over as Editor-in-chief the first semester of the school year 1949-1950. Mr. Doty’s editorials will be found on page two.

Boys Rearrange Parlors; Fahnestock Now Has New Recreation Room

The re-arrangement and addition of furniture to the parlor in the Boy's Dorm is noteworthy and of interest to all.

Instead of the parlor being in the South room at the dorm, It Is now moved to the room once used as the office—the North room. Now. girls, don't worry for fear the phone has been removed; it hasn't, but it now is found in the parlor instead of the office. Also the blackboard is found in the parlor and the names of the fellows are still written there. In the new parlor room we find the radio in one corner and two sofas, one easy chair and several straight-back chairs plus a magazine rack, taking up the rest of the floor space. On the wall hangs a large rectangular mirror and also another small one.

In the room once used as the parlor we find a newly acquired ping pong table and hence the room is now railed the Recreation Room. Here we also find a piano and a table. There are other games that can be played- in this room such as. checkers, chess, dominos and others. For decorations we find several pictures and paintings on the wall. Outstanding of these arc Adolf Dehor’s paintings on the of the farm. Isabel Crumpacker’s beautiful sunrise over a bay, and Cropper’s portrayal of Congress, One-time students of McPherson are Adolph Dehor '38 and Isabel Crumpacker ’42.

This is just to give you a vague picture of what the reception rooms at the Boy’s Dorm look like. You are Invited to come and to look around; perhaps it might be possible for you to play a game of ping pong, play chess, play the piano, or you may just want to recline on a sofa and read out of the numerous and current supply of magazines and newspapers.

Dean Warren Attends Adult Education Meeting

Dean Luther Warren recently attended the Missouri Valley Conference on Adult Education. The conference was held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

The conference was the workshop type and approximately 125 attended the conference. Members representing Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma; Missouri, and Kansas were in attendance.

The entire group was split into sections and each group tried to find out the needs of the typical community in the Mid-west.

Dean Warren pointed out that Adult education is one of the greatest fields in education at the present.

Dell To Attend Spring Guidance Meet In Wichita

Prof. S. M. Dell, who is secretary-treasurer of the Kansas Guidance Association, will attend their annual spring meeting at the Wichita University April 9.

Guest speaker at the meeting will be Dr. E. G. Williamson from the University of Minnesota. Mr. W. M. Ehrsam of Wichita and president of the Kansas Guidance Association will preside at the conference.

Chapel Choir Trip Planned For April

Thirty-six members of the McPherson College Chapel Choir will leave April 23 for a week's tour. This trip is a part of the McPherson College Deputation Program.

Besides helping to dedicate the new Pampa, Texas., church, the choir will visit six towns in Oklahoma and three in Kansas. The last program will be given in Hutchinson, Kansas, May 1.

Former Students Help Russian D. P.

One of the new faces being seen around McPherson is Mr. Ivan Klimmenkov from Rostov on Don. U. S. S. R. Mr. Klimmenkov or Johnny as he has been nicknamed by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Krehbiel is one of the many displaced persons coming into the United States under sponsorship of individual Americans. He is now working on the Krehbiel farm.

In 1942 Johnny was carried into Germany as Slave Labor and was forced to work for the Germans in and around Frankfort on Main. His trade is that of the bricklaying profession but according to Mr. Krehbiel he has no passion for bricks. Mr. and Mrs. Krehbiel became interested in sponsoring a displaced person after Dr. DeWitt L. Miller of the local Church of the Brethren had made announcements concerning the program being conducted by Church World Service in the field of d. p.'s.

Johnny speaks Russian. German. and English. He thinks ho still has relatives in Russia but does not know where they are. At the present time he is learning to drive. One of the first things he did upon arriving in the McPherson Community was to get an American style haircut.

Mr. and Mrs. Krehbiel are graduates of McPherson College with the class of 1948. Mrs. Krehbiel is the former Miss Roberta Mohler.

—Exclusive to the Spectator.

New College Catalogs Off Press; Being Mailed

Twenty-seven hundred new 1949-1950 McPherson College Catalogs have been received from the printers. The secretary to the president of the college has been busy the last several days mailing the new catalogs to prospective students of the college.

The catalog represents several new changes In the different departments of the college.

Athletic Committee Now Reorganized

McPherson College now sports a newly reorganised athletic committee. At the last meeting of

the Board of Trustees, the mem' bers of the trustees decided to enlarge the scope of the athletic committee.

The committee Is now composed of R. Gordon Yoder, Chairman; Guy Hayes, Vice Chairman; Lloyd Larsen, Secretary: J. H. Fries representing the Kansas Athletic Conference; Luther Warren, Dean; Leland Lindell representing the city of McPherson, Verlyn Fisher, Student Council: Russell Reineck-er. "M" Club: Forrest Hardacre, Coach; and W. W. Peters, president of the college.

Five Debaters In Peoria Tourney

To represent McPherson College at the National Convention of Pi Kappa Delta will be Bonnie Martin, Ardys Albright, Avis Albright, Donovan Speaker, and Theodore Geisert. The convention, which is held every other year, will meet this year at Bradley University. Peoria, Illinois, April 10-14.

Each school is entitled to one men's and one women's debate team, two orators, two extempore speakers, and two discussion members, McPherson will enter all events except the discussion

Miss Martin will debate alternately with the Albrights, while Mr. Speaker and Mr. Geisert will compose the men's team. In oratory Donovan Speaker and Avis Albright will represent the college. Theodore Geisert and Ardys Albright will enter the extempore contest.

During the entire convention, there will he eight rounds of debuting and four rounds of oratory and extempore.

Bolivian To Speak In Chapel Monday

Capt. Jose Baldieso, consul from Bolivia, will speak Monday morning in chapel. Capt. Baldieso is a teacher at Kansas Wesleyan college and is a native of Bolivia.

The freshman high school band, under the direction of Mr. August San Romani, entertained the chapel student body last Monday morning.

Dr. R. E. Mohler delivered a message concerning conservation of the human body, of the mind, and of the soul last Wednesday morning during chapel service, Mrs. Audrey San Romani led the audience in group singing.

Pre-College Students Present Recital April 3

The pupils of Miss Minnie Mugler, piano instructor for the pre-college students will present

recital Sunday afternoon three o'clock in the college chapel. The ages of the pupils will range from seven years to high school age and there will be seventeen pupils presented in the recital.

Another group of Miss Mugler's students were presented at a recital Wednesday evening in the college chapel. At this concert fifteen pianists performed, one of the features being two numbers presented by a two piano team.

The pre-college piano department was also represented In the McPherson County Grade school music festival, which was held in McPherson on March 15th and 16th. Two "pre-college students. Marlene Krehbiel, McPherson, and Yvonne Penner, Moundridge received the highly superior award for their playing.

Marlene Krehbiel is a pupil of Miss Mugler, and Yvonne Penner is a student of Miss Helen Howe.

Helium was discovered by human eyes in the sun by the study of its light long before it was found on earth.

Teltschiks Declare All Texans Honest

Blond hair, blue eyes, and even friendlier than Texans are talked up to be—that is a "nut-shell' de-scrition of Alfred and Herbert Teltschik, the duo-pianists who presented the third Community Concert last Saturday night in the high school auditorium.

The following information was obtained, by a member of the Spec staff, during a half-hour interview with the two brothers Saturday af-ternoon over a cup of coffee in the Hotel Warren Coffee shop.

Although they have been traveling on short tours since before the recent war. this season is the most extensive tour they have taken. This is the only season they have played in Kansas; and then they made only two Kansas stops —one in Lamed, and the other in McPherson. They have presented concerts in every state east of the Mississippi except Rhode Island and Connecticut.

When asked about their hobbies. Herbert answered “we have the usual ones, including golf, tennis, and. swimming."

The brothers are married and each has two children. Sometimes their families travel with them, but they did not happen to on the present tour.

Of course, Texas was mentioned frequently during the interview. The subject was first brought up hen Herbert was commenting on the Kansas weather. The interviewer, being a native Kansan, quickly reminded the brothers that there are good points and bud points to everything. Alfred, who is not as talkative as Herbert, flashed one of those famous Texas grins and said in a becoming drawl. "That is true of everything except texas. Texas is perfect." Lat-er he admitted that maybe Texas is not quite perfect, "but it is nearly so."

At the close of the Interview. Herbert said "Everybody is honest in Texas, but we lock our doors just like everyone else."

The brothers have been playing the piano together since they were ten or eleven, years old. Their fa-ther was their first teacher. He taught them for two years, and encouraged them to keep on practicing. They graduated from the Julliard School of Music in New York. Herbert’s advice to aspiring young pianists is. "just practice and hope for good luck."

Student Officers Election Is April 8

The deadline for student petitions for student council officers is next Wednesday, April 6. The president and treasurer are to be elected April 8, by the student body. The vice-president and secretary are appointed later by the council itself.

Ballyhoo speeches will be given Friday, April 8, during activity period for the different nominees.

Nicholson And Bowman Win 49-50 SCA Election

8CA officers for next year were elected Tuesday, March 15.

Marline Bowman and Vernon Nicholson were elected as cochairmen. Hazel Sanger will serve as treasurer, and Delma Cline as secretary.

The election was held outside of the chape) at 9:50 to 12:00 a. m. and from 12:45 to 3:00 p. m. All students taking 12 hours were eligible to vote.

It was not known until the 19th century that mosquitoes are malaria agents.

A three-act comedy. Blithe (the i is correct) Spirit by Noel Coward, will be presented by the McPherson College Players under the direction of Mrs. George Noyes, from April 4-7.

Members of the cast and their portrayals are as follows;

Ruth Condomine — Kathleen Baerg and Eula Broyles.

Charles Condomine — Harry Knapp.

Dr. Bradman—Vancil Dunahoo.

Mrs. Bradman—Alice Long.

Madam Arcatie— Miss Della Lehman.

Della Lehman

Edith, the maid—Donna Johnson.

Blithe    Spirit—Anita    Norlin

and Leona Richards.

Assistant director is Mr. Leroy Doty. In charge of production is Dean Neher with Duane Jamison, Max McAuley, LeRoy Doty, Vancil Dunahoo, and Dean Ward, as his assistants. Miss Ruth Merkey is property manager.

Harold McNamee as business manager with Carmina San Romani to assist, has been exchanging tickets in front of the chapel this week. Monday will be the last chance for students to exchange tickets.

New highlights of this year's dramatic season are a newly redecorated set and staggered seats in the Little Theater.

According to Mrs. Noyes the gray makeups and unusual costuming should make Blithe Spirit an unusual production.

Positions For Quadrangle And Spectator Open

Applications are now being received for positions on next years Quadrangle and Spectator staffs. These applications must be handed to Miss Delma Cline before the 15th of April.

Positions for which students may apply on the Spectator, official college paper,'are those of campus editor and assistant business manager. The campus editor will serve in that capacity for one semester, then moving to the position of assistant editor, and in the third semester will serve as editor in chief, receiving two semester hours credit for the work.

Positions open on the Quadrangle, official college yearbook, are those of assistant editor and assistant business manager.

Any student is eligible to apply for these positions, and choice will be made by an advisory board composed of students and faculty members.

Ninety Students Finished First Aid Course

Ninety students completed the two weeks first aid course which ended March 18.

Sixty-five members of the calss received instructors, certificates.

Mr. Roy Kneip, class instructor, was presented with a box of candy by the class at the end of the course .

Mr. Kneip has gone to Ottawa University where he will be instructor of a water safety course.

The word parliament is derived from the French parler, meaning to speak.

Sophomore Recitalist Pleases Student Body

Eula Witmore, soprano, delighted her audience with the presentation of contemporary American and a few well chosen sacred numbers. Miss Witmore is a very promising vocalist and for a sophomore the presentation of a recital is

quite an undertaking. We tip out hats to more and bigger recitals

of this type on the part of Mac students.

On March 21, Mr. Rolland Plas-terer. voice instructor presented his first McPherson'’College recital. The works done included Italian, German, French, and English numbers. Mr. Plasterers tone quality, interpretation, and selection was very good.

The number of students attending both recitals however was disappointingly small.

—Spectator Reviewer —

looking over the proposed improvement for the campus we find our one, parking area scheduled to be landscaped with grass and t roes.

It would be nice if we were hack in the age of the modest bi-

Dear Editor:

I would like to make use of this column, which is mainly intended for criticism of some sort. My criticism is intended to be entirely constructive, and here's hoping it will start a movement to get the improvement so many of us want, parking!

Sure, we have parking, you will hasten to exclaim, dear ed. but have you ever stopped to think what kind, and how much. The circle drive is full of administration cars and visitors' cars, so the driving students are forced into the driveway that leads to the gym. This is our problem.

First of all, the driveway is too narrow. When cars are parked along; both sides the going gets pretty tough. Also, several of us. I am sorry to say, don’t know howto park, and these people add an extra hazard to driving down the north road.

The driveway offers space for several cars to park, but this is not enough to accommodate the students who drive back and forth to school. When this space is full the students are forced to park in the empty lot Just west of the gym. Now this is a good parking area, aside from the fact that the mud is ankle deep every sunny day from October to April. Also, once you have parked your car there, in order to leave the cam-

April Fool’s Day, But Who’s Fooled?

Today we students receive our report cards for the first nine weeks and on April Fool's day at that, but who is being fooled? It might be well if we stopped and analyzed ourselves in view of the light of our nine weeks report, because undoubtedly that is the value of report cards! The art of introspection, although subjective, can be very constructive and extremely helpful in building one’s own character.

If you are one of the many that are disappointed in your grades, ask yourself why, but don’t stop there. Don’t be content to lay the blame on the personal grudges or prejudices that you think the professor has against you. Go back to the real underlying reasons, even if they are painful to remember. Do you remember the time you were absent and failed to make up the work, or the required paper you did not hand in on time or did not hand in at all, or the daily lessons you did not have time to read? These are just some of the reasons that might tell why our grades aren’t what they should be, and I am sure there are many more if we would only take the time to discover them. In any event let us be careful not to project the cause of our own failure to the unfairness of the professor.

On the other hand, if you are one of the few whose grades are everything you expected them to be, some self-examination on your part might be helpful. We must be careful not to develope the attitude that our grades are all important to the extent that our social life on the cam pus is nil. If a person can receive all “A’s” and still take part in at least some of the activities, that is fine. It is easy, however, for some of us to feel that there is plenty of time after college to develope our social education and leave that out of campus life, but there is danger in this philosophy. Learning to apply what we absorb out of the text-book to everyday life is just as important and both should be done in conjunction with each other. It would be well to guard against substituting one for the other in either case.

In connection with discerning between matters of importance and non-importance, or between right and wrong, and with budgeting our time to the best advantage I ran across the following dissertation written by Benjamin Franklin. I offer it to you for whatever it might be worth, and in the hopes that the next nine weeks will be more profitable.

“Moral Algebra”

To Joseph Priestley, London, 19 September, 1772

In the affair of so much importance to you, wherein you ask my advice, I cannot, for want of sufficient premises, counsel you what to determine; but, if you please,, I will tell you how. When those difficult cases occur, they are difficult, chiefly because, while we have them under consideration, all the reasons pro and con are not present to the mind at the same time; but sometimes one set present themselves, and at other time another, the first being out of sight. Hence the various purposes or inclinations that alternately prevail, and the uncertainty that perplexes us.

To get over this, my way is, to divide half a sheet of paper by a line into two columns; writing over the one pro, and over the other con; then during three or four days’ consideration, I put down under the different heads short hints of the different motives, that at different times occur to me, for or against the measure. When I have thus got them all together in one view, I endeavor to estimate their respective weights; and, where I find two (one on each side) that seem equal, I strike them both out. If I find a reason pro equal to some two reasons con, I strike out the three. If I judge some two reasons con. equal to some three reasons pro, I strike out the five; and thus proceeding I find at length where the balance lies; and if, after a day or two of farther consideration, nothing new that is of importance occurs on either side, I come to a determination accordingly. And, though the weight of reasons cannot be taken with the precision of algebraic quantities, yet, when each is thus considered separately and comparatively, and the whole lies before me, I think I can judge better, and am less liable to make a rash step; and in fact I have, found great advantage from this kind of equation, in what may be called moral or prudential algebra.

—Managing Editor—

Which All Goes To Show That You Can't Win In The Teaching Game Says Prof.

If he's brand new at teaching, he lacks experience.

If he's been teaching all his life, he's in a rut.

If he dresses decently, he's trying to be a fashion plate.

If he thinks about something besides clothes, he's a bum.

If he seldom admits a mistake, he's arrogant.

If he ever admits a mistake he ought to go back to bricklaying.

If he plants an occasional joke in his lectures, he’s a comedian.

If he never condescends to an academic nifty, he's duty dull.

If he goes to chapel with regularity, he's a hypocrite.

If he shies at sermons he's a heathen.

If he writes books, he's neglecting his teaching.

If he never publishes, he never had a thought worth printing.

If he hands out plenty of high grades, he has no standards.

If he hands out plenty of low grades, he’s a butcher.

If he uses notes, he's unoriginal.

If he gets along without notes, he's an ad-libber.

If he sticks to his specialty, he's got a one-track mind.

If he tours the encyclopedia, he's a show-off.

If he can't identify Fritzie Zivic and Jack Kramer, he isn’t human. If he listens to sports broadcasts, he's illiterate.

If he gets paid for outside work he's greedy.

If he does outside work for nothing, he's a sucker.

If he stands up while teaching, he's oratorical.

If he sits down while teaching, his feet hurt.

If he's young, he needs more seasoning.

If he's old. he's seen better days.

If he gives a lot of quizzes, he's a slave-driver.

If he seldom gives a test, he’s too lazy to read papers.

If he gets his name in the newspapers, he's publicity mad.

If he never appears in the public prints, he's so much deadwood.

If he takes an active part in faculty business, he's a politician, if he never serves on a committee, he's a work-dodger.

If he's on good terms with the president. he's a sycophant.

If he doesn't wear out the stairway from the Ad building, he's disloyal.

pus you are forced, once again, to make the treacherous drive down the north road, turn on a dime, in front of Sharp and out of the circle drive. The street just west of the campus is not paved, and had to be completely closed this winter because of the muddy conditions.

We realize that the college can do nothing about the street conditions. hut the one place we have to park, the lot west of the gym. is what we want improved.

Imagine our frustration, when

cycle, but we are not; so come on McPherson College, keep up with the time, give us some decent parking space.

—A Driving Student.

Miss Yvonne Riffel, who attended school here last year, visited the campus Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23. She is attending school at Boulder, Colorado.

Donald Burkholder and Jean Fox visited the campus Wednesday, March 30. Both are students at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.

Guests for Sunday dinner (March 27) at the J. Keith Cline home were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Forney and Martha. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peel and Boh Callers in the afternoon were Mr. Lawrence Peel and son, Larry Jr.

Miss Edna Neher spent the weekend. March 19 and 20, with Miss- Della Hoerner of McPherson.

Miss Elizabeth Holsopple, a former student of McPherson College, visited her sister, Ruth, from Thursday, March 17, to Monday, March 21. She is a student at Iowa State College at Ames, where she is majoring in foods.

Pauline Best, Ruth Davis, Dale Snyder, Winston Beam, and Betty Jean Baerg, all former students of McPherson College, visited the


From Ira

Love Blossoms Amid Coffee Cups, They live Happily Ever After Dateline: Nov. 29, 1913. Hutchinson, Kansas.

Nine years ago Rev. F. C. Carpenter, a young Presbyterian minister of Chicago, stopped at the Bisonte Hotel lunch room to get a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, while driving through Hutchinson.

Yesterday Rev. Mr. Carpenter, now pastor of a Presbyterian church at Canton, Ohio, and religious editor of a publishing concern there, visited the Bisonte lunch room again. This time he was accompanied by the pretty young waitress, who is now Mrs. Carpenter.

For five years ago yesterday they were married at Washington. D. C., and they drove out to Kansas, 1,500 miles, to spend the anniversary of their wedding in a spot they always regard as hallowed—that Harvey house lunchroom where they first met, nine years ago.    

And they brought the baby along.

The pretty young waitress who dished out the coffee and sinkers to the young minister nine years ago must have put something in the coffee besides two lumps of sugar. She completely, and suddenly, won the heart of that young minister.

It was just about time for her to go off duty. The young minister chatted with her, walked down the platform with her, and in the little stroll learned that she had been attending McPherson College and that her name was Ada Kurtz.

Years went by, but he never forgot her. He did not know where she was or how to reach her by mail. But he knew that life was hardly worth while without that campus over the weekend, March

19 and 20.

The famed Hoerner House (a college dormitory and the private home of the Dean of the College) was the scene of great festivity the night of March 21. The reason was the celebrating of one of the student's recent winning of the State Alcohol Contest. The student. Lloyd Haag won 35 dollars as the winner of the contest. He decided to treat the other fellows in

the ice cream and cake.

Those who were served are as follows; Glen Nicholson, Harry Hec-kethorn, Dean Siegle, Don McDaniel, Don Stevens, Chuck Connell, Duane Jamison and Donald Ford. The guest of honor was Hubert Shelly. A good time was had by all (an'how) and they all agreed that the ice cream and cake was good.

Harry Knapp, Eula Broyles, Jack Reist, and Dorothy Breon took advantage of the fine spring weather last Sunday and journeyed to Salina for a picnic. While in Salina Miss Breon visited relatives.

Mr. Franklin Flory, of Nampa, Idaho, visited the campus from Wednesday, March 23, to Sunday, March 27. He is employed as an accountant in Boise, Idaho.

little Kansas waitress in the picture.

He wrote her. in care of the Harvey House here, but the letters were returned to him, undelivered. Finally, recalling that she had mentioned going to school at McPherson College, he wrote the college asking whether they knew such a girl as Ada Kurtz, a former student.

Yes, he was advised in reply, they know Ada Kurtz. She was a niece of the president of McPherson College, Dr, D. W. Kurtz. She had graduated from McPherson College, and the University of Kansas, and was now teacher of history in Bridgewater College, at •Bridgewater, Va.

Carpenter was stunned. It could not be the same girl. That Harvey, house lunchroom waitress in Hutchinson and the history teacher in a Virginia college could not be the same person. It must be just a similarity in name.

The young minister was disheartened. It was the only clue he

had to the location of that sweetheart of his dreams, and now this had led to another person entirely.

But there was always a chance that maybe, after all, it was the Maine girl.

It so happened that Congress was about to meet at Washington. Carpenter had been nominated by Senator Deneen, of Illinois, for appointment as chaplain in the United States Senate. It was necessary for him to he in Washington. And Washington isn't far from Bridgewater, Virginia.

Carpenter drove down to Bridgewater, hunted up a certain history teacher in the college and found it was his Kansas lunchroom girl.

It didn’t take the young clergyman long to persuade a certain history teacher that she would be an ideal wife for a young and am-

Collegian Column

The following is an old and famous proverb: "A detached fragment of the terrestial lithosphere, whether of egneous, sedimentarily or metamorphic origin, and whether acquiring its approximation to sphercity through hydraulic action or other attrition, when continuously maintained in motion by reason of the instrumentality of gravitational forces constantly acting to lower its center of gravity, thus resulting in a rotational movement around its temporary axis and with its velocity accelerated by any increase in the angle of declivity, is, because of abrasive action produced by the incessant but irregular contact between its periphery and the continguous terrain, effectively prevented from accumulating on its external surface any appreciatble modicum of the crytogamous vegetation normally propagated in umbrageous situations under optimum condi tions of undeviating atmospheris humidity, solad radiation, quiescence, and compartive sequestration from erosive agencies."

If you have not figured it out, the proverb is: "A rolling stone gathers no moss."— Carrington Sentinel.

Traffic Cop: "Do you know what I mean when I hold up my hand?"

Nice Old Lady: "I shoul'd. I was a schoolteacher for 30 years.”— Collegio.

Then there was the man who drank a bottle of shellac. It killed him, but he had a fine finish.— Collegio.

Ed Crill dean of the training school for volunteer service workers at New Winsor, Maryland, was on Manchester College's campus recently. He talked to the students about the Brethren Volunteer Service program.


The lessons are tough.

The assignments are long,

The teachers are rough.

The answers are wrong.

The grades are low.

Our head, it swirls,

But we still go.

Because of the    girls.— The

North Star.

bitious Presbyterian minister.

They slipped over to Washington, and were married there, five years ago yesterday. Incidentally he failed to get the chaplaincy appointment in the Senate. Another man from Massachusetts had a bigger pull. But that was all right. He couldn’t be lucky in everything.

They agreed they should celebrate the fifth anniversary of the wedding by driving out to Hutchinson, Kansas, and having lunch in that same lunch room where, nine years ago, she had served him a cup of coffee.

Dateline: April 1, 1940, McPherson, Kansas

The alumni office has just announced that the baby that was taken along on the wedding celebration trip that you have just read will enter McPherson College next fall. Her name is Ann Carpenter and she hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, where her father is still in the ministerial work.

If you ever want a thing done ask a busy man to do it the others have no time this is the motto-which is now in the case by the stairs which lead to this room and I say amen

spring seems to be making her appearance these last few days things will probably start popping now remember when i mentioned how many sparklers were already scattered here and there on various third fingers left hands i think it was mentioned at least well now that spring is here who knows what will happen next life is just one big show

If you were out to see the a cap-pella choir off on their tour friday you may have seen some of the tears shed ha ha the mouse will play while the cat is away could be the reason ann oberst wants someone besides ted geisert to keep an eye on her future spouse don keim

patti bittinger tried to be a stow away on the bus but prof frederick caught her just as the bus was pulling out he asked the bus driver to come to a screaching halt when he oh so gently kicked her off

it seems a shame that when yvonne riffle one of last years coeds come to visit old friends of hers that they should have sent her away so soon good bye cruel world.

The hollywood gang hasnt got a thing on donna johnson she has been seen with an oscar lately too only he is a blonde

betty redinger was sadly disappointed when she found that the teltschick you name it and i will feed it brothers are married and have a couple of kids each oh for the life of an interviewer

Sunday was a lovely day for a picnic so gordon reist dot breon harry knapp and eula broyles packed their picnic basket and went on one i wonder if the ground was a bit damp colds prevailed monday

another interesting little item is the recent campus kidnappings certain girls were carried off to some unknown spot bya bunch of fellows the victims were dot little, norma lee couch, and lou reed they were returned safe and sound but a little late to arnold hall spring has sprung the grass has riz i wonder where my boy friend is well im off oh oh i shouldnt have told you my secret APRIL FOOL



By Carmina

The nine weeks tests are over, students have again settled down to rest after racking their brains over those much dreaded quizzes, and McPherson College life again takes on a normal atmosphere.

The town kids also have settled happily down to their extra curricular activities, with gala celebrations going on all weekend.

Earl Grindell and Don Peters were soon Saturday night courting two high school bells, and we thought Earl was soooo shy.

In the apartment of Pritchet, McMurray, Arnold, Sullivan and Giles, food is getting scarce during this "last of the month" time while they, await the "flight of the eagle," so several of their friends from town have taken pity on them and treated them to home made delicious.

While looking through a recent magazine we ran across the following rules on "How to Stay in College." It looks interesting, and those grades may be indicative of the need of some information along those lines. The rules are as follows:

(1.) Bring the professor newspaper clippings dealing with bis subject. This demonstrates fiery interest and gives him timely items to mention to the class. If you can't find: clippings dealing with his subject, bring in any clippings, as random. He thinks everything deals with his subject.

(2)    Look alert. Take notes eagerly. If you look at your watch, don't stare at it unbelievingly and shake it.

(3)    Nod frequently and murmur. "How true!" To you, this seems exaggerated. To him it's quite objective.

(4)    Sit in front near him. (Applies only if you intend to stay, awake.) If you're going to all the trouble of making a good impression, you might as well let him know who you are, especially in a large class.

(5) . Laugh at ills jokes. You

can tell. If he looks up from his notes and- smiles expectantly, he has told a joke.    *

(6)    Ask for outside reading. You don’t have to read it. Just ask.

(7)    If you must sleep arrange

to be called at the end of the hour.. It creates an unfavorable impression if the rest of the class has left and you sit there alone, dozing.

(8) Be sure the book you read during the lecture looks like a book from the course. If you do math in psychology class, and psychology in math class, match the books for size and color.

(9) Ask questions you think he can answer. Conversely, avoid announcing that you have found the answer to a question he couldn’t answer, and, in your younger brother’s second grade reader at that.

(10) Call attention to his writing. Produces an exquisitely pleasant experience connected with you. If you know he’s written a book or an article, ask in class if he wrote it.

As to whether or not you want to do some work, in addition to all this, well, it’s controversial and up to the individual.

Mr. Frank Broyles of Limon, Colorado, announces the engagement of his daughter, Eula, to Mr. Harry Knapp son of Mrs. Mary Knapp of Minot, North Dakota. No date for the wedding has been announced.

Mr. and Mrs. Soren Sorenson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lenore, to Dale Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Car-pentar.


Bulldogs Open Ball Season Against C. Of E.

McPherson College Bulldogs will open their spring baseball schedule with a home game this afternoon at 3:00. It will be played on the McPherson Athletic Park diamond.

The game with the Presbies will be the first game of a 10 game schedule that "Frosty" Hardacre, arranged for the Bulldogs. Dick Wareham is the baseball coach for the Bulldogs this season.

Coach Wareham has 30 boys out for baseball this spring. The squad has been working out each day of favorable weather and the team is slowly working into shape for its opener. Who Coach Wareham will start against the Presbies has not been announced.

The C. of E. tennis team will also come, to McPherson Friday af-ternoon for a dual match with the Bulldog team.

Locker Chatter

The Ottawa Braves, champions of the Kansas Conference after winning their play-off game from the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes, lost to the Emporia State Teachers College in a fourth over-time period to lose a spot at the N. A. I. B. tournament.

The Braves, however, are not going down to defeat without a word or two. If a testimonial means anything. Charley Fiffe, all-conference center from Kansas Wesleyan. and members of the Baker aggregation were there. Fiffe does not rate the referees highly at all.

Ottawa had a good team, but the loss of A. B. Turner. Spencer Martin. Blaine Rush. Carl Haney. Bob Moore, and Jerry Mattox is going to mean much. The real test will come next year, when the Braves again start building from scratch.

The Ottawa-Emporia State incident again brings to mind the ever darkening referee situation. Ottawa fans claim that in addition to the fact that Emporia could get away with murder without getting penalized, when a Emporia foul was called, the referee's plea for silence was completely ignored, the free throw was missed, and the game was lost.

The question of course is how shall a referee ride that sharp line between being “whistle happy” and "letting the game get out of hand."

Harold Pounds, Kansas Wesleyan junior, leads the Conference in scoring at the close of the season with 317 points and a 17.6 per game average.

The agitation for the Missouri-Kansas Conference has more or less stopped. The schools of the Kansas Conference who were to have broken away are more or less looking upon it with disfavor.

Spring Sports Set For Busy Season

The spring sports calendar is nearing completing rapidly at present. Coach Hardacre reports that he expects to have a few more additions to the calendar later, but at present it reads as follows.

April 1—College of Emporia at McPherson, baseball and tennis.

McPherson’s 1948 Baseball Club

Pictured above are members of the McPherson College 1948 Baseball Club. Last year the club chalked up five wins and four losses and were proclaimed the city champions after the May Day tilt with the Central College' Tigers.

On the back row rending right to left are Gene Arnold, Dean Ward, Vernon Blickenstaff, Verlyn Fisher, Bob Vernon. Duane Ramsey, and Carol Tillman. On the front row reading right to left are Morris McClung, John Colyn, Earl Grindle, Gerald Hutchinson, Wilbur Beattie, Jack Richards, and Bob Hill.    

April 5—Bethel at McPherson, baseball and tennis.’

April 7—Kansas Wesleyan at Salina, baseball and tennis.

April 8—Sterling at Sterling, track.

April 12— Three-way track meet. McPherson, Kansas Wesleyan, and Bethany at Salina.

April 13—Sterling at Sterling, baseball and tennis.

April 16—K. U. relays at Lawrence.

April 19—Bethel at Newton, baseball and tennis.

April 22—Friends at McPherson. baseball.

April 25—Sterling at McPherson, baseball and tennis.

April 28—Kansas Wesleyan at McPherson, baseball.

May 6—College of Emporia at Emporia, track.

May 10—College of Emporia at Emporia, baseball.

May 13, 14—Kansas Conference Track Meet.

Many New Recruits Show Up For Ball Club

With the first baseball game of the season already scheduled for Friday. April 1, with College of Emporia, here at McPherson, baseball practice is getting into full swing.

Quite a few new recruits have reported to bolster the lineup. They are John Showalter, right or cnter field: Lawrence Lowrey pitcher: Elven Ramsey, outfield; Ron Sullivan, second base: Don Stevens, catcher; Gene Arnold, infield; Ken Pritchett, infield; Giles Acker, utility; George Holloway, outfield; Dean Cougheuour, pitcher: Earl Grindle, Infield; Charles Petefish, shortstop:    and Jim

Stull, first base.

June Is About Ready To Bust Out All Over; Spring Needs To Be Explained

Passing Thoughts

Impudent—Marx Jones Dumb—Lawrence Lowry Efficient—Max McAuley Athletic—Dale Carpenter Lovable—Gene Arnold Mischievous—Bob Odle Active —Buck Reinecker Creative—Bob Rowlette Crazy—Ken McMurray Onery—Elmer Gatz Lean—Herb Bruns Lanky—Bob Jamison Energetic—Van Dunahoo Cute—Kenny Newport Extra Special—Elven Ramsey Gallant—Earl Grindle Eager—Ken Pritchett Noisy—Bill Moore Terrific—Ernie Hoffa

Antonio Jose de Sucre was the first president of the Republic of Bolivia. Elected for life, he de-clind to serve more than two years.

The Forecast:

April 1—Athletic Banquet. April 3—Mugler Recital.

April 4-6—Three act play. "Blithe Spirit."

April 8—Community Concert. April 9—A Cappella Choir Banquet.

Ah! Spring! That exuberating time of year when:

Everything comes to life except the professors at McPherson College. a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of baseball! Darn it! We realize the best things in life are free—no wonder cafeteria foods so high.

Tiny green leaves start sprouting on every tree (note to freshmen students from Quinter and the Texas panhandle:    In case

you’ve been wondering, those tall, black, woody plants on the campus are known as trees.) "the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." and the voice of Miss Neh-er is heard in our parlor.

Radiators, after hibernating all winter, burst forth with new vigor raising room temperatures from 80 degrees to a comfortable 120 degrees, "spring fever" is the name given to that malady of laziness you've been suffering from all year.

Ah! Spring! That exuberating time of the year.

William Shakespeare had tour sisters and three brothers, it is believed.