Gray Make-Up Featured In Play

Pictured above are four of the stars who were playing in the current McPherson Players' production. "Blithe Spirit." Left to right, they are Kathleen Baerg, Della Lehman, Harry Knapp, and Anita Norlln. (Review of play appears on page 3.)

Ricardo Odnoposoff

Ricardo Odnoposoff, South American violinist, will be heard in the last of the year's commun-ity concert tonight at 8:15 in the high school auditorium.

A native of Argentina, Mr. Od-noposoff began his studies in Buenos Aires. At the age of twelve he left South America to be tutored by Carl Flesch in Berlin. While, still a student he was chosen as soloist of the Berlin Philharmonic by conductor Erich Kleiber, recognition never before accorded a not-yet-graduated artist.

In 1932 the artist won first prize in the International Contest in Vienna. Afer touring South America and Europe in 1937, he was given unother award—State prize in Brussels, Belgium.

He first made his debut in America in 1942 at the Carnegie Hall. New York newspapers highly acclaimed Odnoposoff as "one of our most accomplished artists."

Special Course By Dell Offered This Summer

The second semester summer session taught by Professor Dell will be held from July 27 to August 17.

The special course will include crafts work for all types of teachers. crafts workers, hobby lovers, or any one interested in crafts.

Leather craft, plastic work, wood and wood carving, and probably metal work will be included in the study.

Both A and B levels will be offered.

The three-hour credit course will bo completed in three weeks. The course will be offered for the regular $8 an hour fee.

In order to complete the course in a three-week period, classes will be held morning, afternoon, and evening.

First UNESCO Group To Meet

On Thursday, April 14, the first student-faculty group meeting on UNESCO will be held. The purpose of the meeting of these some forty individuals will be to decide upon the future of the campus UNESCO and its officers and its projects.

At the present time nineteen of the college departments have been represented. The only department yet to appoint a representative is the Health and Physical Education department.

Students representing the various departments will be John Firestone. Biology; Everett Jenne, Rural Life; Winston Goering, Chemistry; Joyce Hardin, Home Economics; Carol Bailey, Mathematics and Physics; Don Keim, Economics and Business Administration; Pat Albright, Education and Psychology; Oliver Dilley, History; Carol Tillman, Industrial Arts.

Other departments to be represented will be the Philosophy and Religion, Charles Baldwin; Sociology, Ted Geisert: Art, Melvin

Christy: English, Joyce Frantz: Foreign Languages, Beryl McCann; Music, Kenneth Jarboe; S. C. A.. Gerald Neher; Camera Club, Alvin Zunkel; Dramtics Club, Le-Roy Doty; and Journalism, Max McAuley.

The faculty committee that has laid the ground work for the beginning of the UNESCO unit on the campus is composed of Miss Mary Lockwood, language department; Dr. Lowell Heisey, chemistry department; and Prof. Raymond Flory, history department.

Alchemists Disturb MC Campus Life

Several students of the alchemy-department have been carrying on a very independent study in explosives. The campus has resounded with the detonation of bombs and the equilbrium of several cam-pusites has been upset.

One interested town person thought perhaps Sharp Hall had exploded and had come out to the hill to offer any assistance that might be necessary hut as he arrived on campus he found everything intact. He questioned several students who in turn told him that the explosion had taken place at the Bay Refinery.

McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, Friday, april 8, 1949

A Cappella Makes Recordings In K. C.

The a cappella choir returned early last Monday morning after having completed a successful tour of Kansas and Missouri. While the choir was in Kansas City, Missouri, they recorded nine numbers which took up both sides of four records. These recordings will come out in album form and will be sold through the college bookstore.

Dark Water (Negro Spiritual) Will James; Dedication (Identification Song of the Choir ), Franz-Caln; Immortal Love (Hymn-Anthem), Wallace-Olds; Little David Play on Yo' Harp (Negro Spiritual). Arr, Harry R. Wilson, O Master. Let Me Walk With Thee (Hymn), H. Percy Smith; O. Sacred Truth (McPherson College Song), Arr. Donald R. Frederick: Praise the Lord Eternal. Fr. Jos. Schuetky; The Hour of Night. Ivan Kortkamp; and Wagon Wheels, Arr. Frederick are the numbers that were recorded.

Mugler, Howe, Alexander Teach At Downtown Studio

Few people realize that the activities of McPherson College extend beyond the campus. They do not realize that the college is maintaining a downtown studio.


Odnoposoff To Give Final Recital

Easter Vacation Begins April 15, Ends April 19

At exactly one week from today, on April 15, the official Easter vacation of McPherson College will begin as announced by, Dr. W. W. Peters.

Classes close Friday. April 15, at 12:10 p. m. and convene Tuesday, April 19, at 8:00 a. m.

A Cappella Choir Banquet To Be Tomorrow Night

The a cappella choir will entertain with a banquet in the Blue Room of the Hotel Warren, tomorrow night at 6:30 p. m.

All choir members and their guests are invited.

Following dinner, John Loh-renz will play a baritone solo, and Miss Della Lehman will give the reading. "By Rule of Contrary."

Jeane Baldwin. Marilyn Miller, Barbara Burton, and Martha Frantz are on the decoration committee- for the banquet

The entertainment committee is Nelda Baldner, Irven Stern, and Marilue Bowman.

Those on the dinner menu committee are Ann Oberst, Pat Albright and Betty Stern.


Today is the day to vote for student body officials. Those in the running for the presidency of the council are Vernon Blicken-staff and Mr. John Firestone. The candidates for the position of treasurer of the council are Miss Bonnie Martin and Mr. Bill Sheets. It is your duty to get out and vote. Do it NOW!


Voting will take place in front of the chapel and started immediately following the “ballyhoo" speeches that were given during the activity period this morning. The polls will be open from 1:30 this afternoon until 4:00. Get out and VOTE!


Seniors Admitted To Universities

Four McPherson College seniors have just recently received admittance to four of the countries best graduate schools. The students are John Burkholder. Dale Eshelman, Ted Geisert. and Charles Hess.

Mr. Burkholder has received a $525 scholarship from the University of Chicago which is to be used over three quarters. The scholarship is a graduate teachers scholarship. Mr. Burkholder plans to continue his schooling until he secures his Ph. D. degree.

Mr. Dale Eshelman has been accepted in the University of Kansas medical school after only two and one half years of college work. Mr. Eshelman was chosen out of 200 applicants. Only 80 applicants were admitted to the school, He plans to enter next fall.

Mr. Ted Geisert has been accepted by the Harvard Law school and plans to enter next fall also. Mr. Geisert has been a very prominent debater during his three-year stay at McPherson College.

Mr. Charles Hess has been accepted by the University of Maryland as a medical student. Mr. Hess has been active in the chemistry department of the college having been an assistant in that department. Out of nearly 2000 applicants for the medical school only 100 were accepted.

Seniors To Take Comprehensives

All seniors are required to take written comprehensives. The tests will be given in sociology, psychology, history, chemistry, home economics, and literature. Those seniors graduating in other subjects will take other tests.

The examinations will be given Monday in the chemistry lecture room. The examination to be used by some of the departments is the Graduate Record Examination; it is a nationally used examination. Each individual and the school will be rated on national norms.

The Institutional Plan will be used: and it costs $2 to take the Graduate Record Examination on this plan. Since this wan not announced in the catalog McPherson College is paying $1 of this fee, and the seniors have agreed to pay the other dollar.

In the Department of Education. there are four prospective graduates who are school teach-ers. Their examinations will be taken thin Saturday, in Room 27 of Sharp Hull.

Tom Rea, McPhersonite To Be Seen In ‘Hamlet'

On April 21. a former student, Tom Rea, “will appear in the Kansas University production of "Hamlet” which will be given in the local high school auditorium.

Mr. Rea attended McPherson in his freshman year. He is a local boy and his parents reside here in McPherson.

Mr. Rea finished his university work at the end of the first semester but is now working on bis master's degree. Mr. Rea majored in speech and is also at the present time an assistant speech instructor.

According to the head of the drama department of K. U.. this is the first time that it has been fun to produce “Hamlet" because it is the first time in twenty-five years that he has had anyone that could understand the depth and sincerity of the Shekespearian character.

NO. 25

Qualifications Of Candidates Listed

Students today have the opportunity to vole for student body officers for the next school year. The voting in taking place in front of the chapel and will: continue until 4:00.

In order to familiarize the student body with the qualification of the candidates the Spectator is listing following qualifications as prepared for the Spectator by the individual candidates.

Vernon Blickenstaff

Candidate for Student Council


Mr. Blickenstaff was president of his high school student council, class officer for three years in high school, veteran of World War II, two year letterman in football, in baseball, and one year letterman in basketball. Active In Hi-Y and other student organizations.

John Firestone

Candidate For Student Council President

Mr. Firestone was listed in Who's Who 1948-49; Editor-inchief for first semester of the Spectator. 48-49; President of the Junior Class, 48-49: Vice President of Pi Mu, 48-49; M. C. Band-Orchestra, 3 years; Assistant, Chemistry Department, 2 years; M. C. honor scholarship to sophomore with highest academic record: co-editor elect of "News and Views," 49-50; Men's Council, 4 849, and Board of Publications, 4849.

Bonnie Martin

Candidate fur Student Council Treasurer

Miss Martin has been a member of Women’s Council (secretary, sophomore year), sophomore class secretary. CBYF secretary-treasurer, SCA Cabinet (secretary sophomore year), varsity debate (Pi Kappa Delta vice president sophomore year), and assistant to Prof. M. A. Hess sophomore year.

Bill Sheets

Candidate for Student Council Treasurer

Mr. Sheets is a student council representative for the sophomore class and also represented the class in its freshman year. Treas-urer of the social committee. He was also president of his junior and senior class in high school and secretary of the high school Hi-Y

Widely Known Leaders Here For June Workshop

A reading workshop will be held on the McPherson College Campus on June 8, 9, and 10. The director will be Miss Mary Roop of Le Grande, Oregon, who has had much experience in this field.

Many panel discussions are scheduled for the workshop meetings, and the speakers are all authorities in their fields. Capt. Jose Guzman Baldivieso, a consul of Bolivia for Kansas, and a professor of Languages at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina will speak to one group. Miss Ruth Kittle, originator of the Kittle Writing System, which has recently been readopted for another five years by the American Book Company will also speak.

Mrs. Allen Phares, a representative of the Institute of Logopedics in Wichita will also speak on the needs and accomplishments of her organization. This foundation has been receiving much publicity lately, as people realize the necessity for work with the unfortunate children.

Mac To Offer Session Of Literature In May

An extra session of "Introduction to Literature" will be offered to grade school teachers May 927. Those enrolled in this course will earn three hours of credit which is equal to a second semester of literature.

The course will be taught by Mrs. George Noyes and others in the English department. Miss Della Lehman stated that she did not know how many would enroll for the three-week session, but that there was considerable interest.

Refunds From Chemistry Breakage Deposit Ready

Dr. Lowell V. Heisey, of the Chemistry department, has announced that first semester refunds from the Chemistry Break age Deposit are now available in the business office to the following students: John Kleiber, Bob Rowlette, Clifford Bailey, and Bonnie Martin.

Minnie Mugler

This studio, which houses three pianos and is composed of two rooms, has been in operation for 35 years. Many students, now old stand-ins for accompanying- and

Mac College Campus Entertains 4-H Clubs In Four County Contest

Tomorrow. April 9, the McPherson College Campus will be host to a four county 4-H contest. The 4-H club agent. Boh Brush, of McPherson is in charge of the event, and many different phases of competition are planned.

Four counties. Rice. Harvey. Reno and McPherson will be represented with approximately 60 4-H’ers attending from each county, making a total of around 250 visitors on the campus.

The different contests held during the day will be model meetings, one act plays, county choruses, vocal ensembles, instrumental ensembles, 4-H hands, demonstration teams, 4-H promotional talks and folk games.

The winners will be presented with blue ribbons, the second place winners with red ribbons, and white ribbons will be presented to those placing third in each content.

The top blue ribbon winners of this contest will compete at the district festival at Kinsley on April 23. There will be 16 counties represented at this meeting.

All buildings on the campus will be used in this day long gathering of young people.

Radio Program Being Built Around Good Friday

On Friday, April 15, at 3:30 p. m.. McPherson College will present another radio program built around the Good Friday theme.

In keeping with the theme an all musical program will consist of vocal solos and a mixed octette. Further details will be published later.

Have you ever walked down Main Street In McPherson, and heard a Mozart "Sonata" drifting down from the top floor? Perhaps you didn't realize that you were listening to the pre-college students of M. C.. one of the most important departments of the college. Many pre-college students and some advanced students take regular lessons from the throe teachers of the downtown division.

Approximately fifty students are taking piano lessons from the throe faculty members of the downtown studio. Miss Minnie Mugler is teaching thirty-three and has a waiting list.

Miss Helen Howe, formerly fulltime instructor of the college music department. Is teaching five students, and Miss Bonnie Alexander of the college is teaching twelve students. The course of study ranges from the very simple to the more difficult.

Helen Howe

piano numbers, received their training at the McPherson College studio, serving the downtown residents for more than a qurater of a century.

Applicants Needed For Mae Jobs

Applications are now being received for the following positions: campus editor of the Spectator, assistant business manager of the Spectator, associate editor of the Quadrange, assistant business manager of the Quadrangle, and manager of the Dog House.

Applications for the Spec and Quad should be handed to Miss Dolma Cline, and the application for the Dog House should he handed to Miss Jeane Baldwin. All applications should he in by April 15. Any student is eligible for these positions, and the choice will be made by an advisory board composed of students and faculty members.

The person chose for campus ed-itor of the Spec tutor will automatically move up to managing editor, and then to the editorship. The editor receives approximately $80 for the semester.

The associate editor and the ass-istant business manager of the Quadrangle also move up to the positions of editor and business manager respectively. The editor may receive $160 and the business manager $80

The manager of the Dog House receives not more than $125 and not less than $100 for his services in this capacity.

Those wishing additional information concerning the above positions should consult the Growl. Material about the Quadrangle and Spectator can be found in Article 111, section 1, of the bylaws.

Miss Siek’s House Broken Into Friday

On Friday evening between the hours of 7:10 and 9:20 the house of Miss Mildred Siek on North Charles, was broken into by burg-" lars. Only two things were taken those being a flashlight and three silver dollars that were lying in a desk drawer.

Miss Siek had left the house in the early evening to attend a movie in downtown McPherson. When she returned at approximately 9: 20. she noticed that the front door was open; but she thought nothing of that because the door was hard to latch. When she entered the kitchen she found the back door also open; but even this wasn't unusual because often the Lo-land highs use the telephone and she thought perhaps the door had been left open unintentionally.

However. Miss Siek did think of the possibility of burglars. The one proof would he a door in the second floor that was held closed by a small piece of paper and if this paper had been disturbed then her conclusions would be correct. Her conclusions were correct. She informed the police of the incident.

Were You There?

On Friday afternoon. April 1, the McPherson Bulldogs met the College of Emporia Presbies in the first intercollege baseball game of the season. It was a fair game even if we did lose the play by two runs. But the really disappointing thing was the small group of Mac Bulldog students that turned out for the game. Granted? the weather was not too conducive for baseball, but it could not have been too bad because there were some PEW supporters out.        

We recently heard it said that if the colleges of the KCAC league are going to have organized baseball then its going to be up to the students of these colleges to support baseball. If proper student support is given to baseball, then college officials will feel it worth while to spend the time, money, and effort in fielding a good ball club.

McPherson this year has a pretty good club; and as soon as they hit their stride, there will undoubtedly be seen a good grade of ball being played by the McPherson College team.

Other spring sports to watch on the College campus are track and tennis. Several track meets have been scheduled and several tennis matches lined up.

The boys that are out for football and basketball received most of the athletic ovations while baseball, tennis, and track men receive little publicity and little backing by ther fellow students.

Watch the college paper and the local “daily” for information regarding the spring sports calendar. When you find out when a game is to be played, make it a point to get to that game.

If we are going to continue to have spring sports on our campus, it is up to the students to back the athletic department in these undertakings.

Get to the games, support spring sports! ! !

Thieves In The Gym

A situation exists that needs to be called to the attention of the authorities. The condition we are referring to is the condition of the dressing rooms in the Physical Education building.

The college provides lockers for gym participants to store their personal belongings in while those individuals are on the gym floor or are showering. Even with these provisions there have been several cases of thefts reported in the dressing rooms.

In a recent case the individual involved left his locker unlocked for only a very few minutes. When he returned his wallet was gone. Fortunately for him there was not very much money in the wallet, but there were many important papers. Also fortunately for him his wallet was also found at a later date.

Who is responsible for these thefts? College students? Fellow sportsmen? We are inclined to believe not. We are placing the blame for these incidents on the many young visitors that frequent the gym all during the day and evening. The temptation is put before them. We cannot blame these youngsters too severely because as yet they have not received the training and background with regards to other people’s property.

What can we do to safeguard our personal property when we are entering into the sports carried on by the Physical Education Department? One thing that the college could do would be to build a cage in-the dressing rooms to and from which personal belongings could be checked. It would require one person to care for this type of setup. This system is now being used in regards to the tools of the Industrial Arts Department.

It would safeguard personal property and could be used as credit for a locker boy who is unable to partake of the regular gym course.

This situation must not get out of hand. We should urge the college officials to nip these petty thefts in the bud before someone gets the idea that he can get away with bigger thefts.


It is very seldom that we of the editorial staff hand out orchids or write an epistle of praise. It is usually considered that the editors write editorial condemnation, but here is where we would like to change our rut.

We want to take our hats off to Mrs. George Noyes. In the recent production of “Blithe Spirit." Mrs. Noyes burnt the candle at both ends. Not only did she have a play to direct, but her son Stuart had one of the leading parts in the “Barrets of Wimpole Street,” recently presented by the high school, and her small daughter contracted a fine case of measles.

Mrs. Noyes stopped into the dramatic spot when Mrs. Esther Sherfy Porter left for Colorado to join her husband. Stepping in when and where she did would have been a tough job for anyone.

Thanks for helping out. thanks for a swell production, and orchids to you, Mrs. George Noyes.

Guest Editorial

Civic Role Being Played By College

Tills week’s guest editor is the honorable Mayor Homer Ferguson. Mayor Ferguson is a graduate or the class of 1912 from McP-herson College. He is at the present time the secretary-treasurer of the Farmers Alliance Insurance Company of McPherson. He has been connected with this same company since 1912 except for a short time during the first world war.

Mayor Ferguson’s editorial on the place of McPherson College in the community Is as follows.

From a businessman's viewpoint. in dollars and cents McPherson College might be comparable with any other industry. In many respects it is similar to a refinery, a factory or a flour mill, transforming raw material (excuse me freshmen) into the finished product, in the process, the community is benefit ted directly or indirectly, from the faculty payroll, the college budget and money spent by students, all of which create one of McPherson's foremost business institutions.

To resident parents, the College offers an opportunity for son or daughter to obtain an education at a nominal expense, without breaking home ties or church affiliations. Economically, it enables many young men and women to obtain an education which otherwise might be curtailed or denied.

For the population as a whole, the college is an influence for good, its activities program of music, athletics, forensics, and dramatics, furnish entertainment of a high caliber, and its talent from faculty and student body, appearing in our churches, civic clubs and public programs, are important factors in raising the standards and improving the culture of the entire community.

All of these however, are dependent upon a "School of Quality.” The “finished product.” like good gasoline or quality flour, must be a credit to the manufacturer and create favorable public acceptance. Accredited courses are essential, otherwise parents and students will have practiced a false economy.

As a church-related college, moral standards must Justify the sacrifices of money and talent which it requires. Churchmen and others who bear their full share of the tax burden for state schools, are in addition supporting the college because of their belief in the influence of a Christian School. That this faith and trust be not betrayed, the student should adjust himself to the college standards, for the student is graded by the college, and the college is graded by the student.

John Firestone Presents Platform

When a person announces to s voting body that, he is a candidate for an office. I think he should also inform that group who will be voting, that he has been contemplating constructively some achievements for which he would strive, were he elected.

With that intention, I should like to put before the student body of McPherson College some of my thoughts about the position of Student Council President, for which I am a candidate. This is my tentative platform.

(1) I believe in and will strive to arouse increased student inter est and participation in student government. To secure this end, I advocate several means.

(a)    Public meetings of the Student Council, as are provided for in the student body Constitution under Article III. Section 5, (c). would invoke student interest in campus government.

(b)    I have been thinking about proposing to the Student Council and to the student body, if I am elected, that a Student Court be established, similar to like organizations on other campuses. Such an organization, composed principally of students, could handle some of the disciplinary problems of the students. This Student Court could serve as arbitrator and interpreter in disputes in

which the Council’s actions are involved, e. g.. the recent conflict between the Student Council and the Board of Publications.

(2) I am in favor of supporting organizations which promote peace and good-will on an international basis. A good opportunity to practice this is to support the embryonic campus organization, the local UNESCO.

(3) I very much believe in promoting practices and activities which will tend to decrease the friction and enhance the good-will between various groups of students on the campus. Several means will serve that goal.

(a) The Student Council should extend co-operation to the Social Committee and take more initiative itself in making possible more successful social affairs at which students can learn to know each other better.

(b) A more universal support of interests common to all students would result in a more unified and integrated student body. By supporting the athletic program more faithfully, by emphasizing school spirit, and by encouraging move of the students to attend athletic and other college events, an organ-

ization such as the Student Council could unify its student body more.

I offer the above statement to the student body of McPherson College as goals toward which I will put my efforts as their Stud ent Body President, if I am elected to that office.


John Firestone

Spectator Salutes Lewis Florman

Many of McPherson’s graduates have made a name for them selves after leaving the campus of McPherson College. One of the men who have gone far in the field of electronics, is Mr. Lewis Florman. Mr. Florman, while in college, pioneered in building radio transmitters and receivers. However, during the passing years he has never varied far from the field.

Upon graduating from McPherson. he went into graduate study and a brief period of teaching physics and math in high schools. Shortly after his teaching career he was employed as an electrical engineer at the Western Electric Company in Chicago. While he was employed at the Western Electric Company, he met the now Mrs. Margaret Florman.

During the depression when jobs in engineering were hard to secure. Mr. Florman went into his own business. From 1932 until 1942 he was in his own shop building up a business, selling electrical equipment, and constructing testing equipment and doing some experimenting.

In 194 2 he decided to have a part In the research being conducted during the war in the field of radar. During this time he was employed by the "War Department.

After the war and things were returning to normalcy Mr. Florman and family Journeyed back to Chicago where he was employed as a radio engineer for the Belmont Radio Corporation. During the five years that Mr. Florman was

employed by the corporation the controlling interest in the company were bought by an eastern firm, which only recently transferred the engineering department back to the east coast.

Having a teen-age son ,and daughter discouraged him from traveling east again so the family decided to stay in the Chicago urea.

Mr. Florman is now actively interested in television and is the head of a television servicing department In a large Chicago appliance store. Mr. Florman feels that the practical experience he is now getting will make him more valuable man in the field of television when he returns to engineering in that field.

The Spectator salutes another McPherson College alumnus that has made good upon graduation from Mac.

Passing Thoughts

Industrious—Dorothy Breon Darling—Joy Hornbaker Efficient—Bonnie Martin Appealing—Barbara Burton Loyal—Lenore Sorenson Mischievious—Eula Broyles Active—Colleen Draper Cute—Leona Richards Coy—Mary Ann Bishop Onery—Doris Nelson Little—Dot

Likeable—Norma Couch Endearing—Letha Miller Cabby—Town Girls Extra Special—Marilyn Voth Gracious—Mary Jane Freeburg Independent—Phyllis Raleigh Redhead—Lois Burger Legs—Anita Norlin

"Now,” said Prof. Bowman, "watch the board while I run through it again!" Common sense is good to have.

But never lot it muster you.

For then it might deprive you of The foolish things your after.




By Carmina

Grades are out, spirits are low, here’s hoping the next nine weeks prove as interesting as the last.

Nevertheless, as Max harps for copy. It is my duty to let you in on whats with all the town gang.

Several of our tribe gained considerable notoriety last week by aiding the American Legion Team in winning the National Basketball Tournament Wiebe, Jones, Smith, Reinecker, Tillman, and of course we can’t forget George Voth, ever lovin’ hubby of Marilynn girl’s P. E. instructor. It is quite a feat for the fellows, and M. C. should be proud to have them on our campus.

Karl "Gallant" Grindle, stopped yours truly at the inn the other night to register a kick on the unfavorable publicity he received in "City Desk" last week. He wants everyone to disregard the remark that he is shy! Guess he’figures it might hamper his romantic status.

Ah. sweet spring, the time when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love, etcetera. Duane Walter’s "Fancy" lately seems to be the sister of Kenny Newport. What this season doesn’t do for these bachelors.

Lenore Sorenson is a now addition to the "third finger, left hand" club. She is sporting a shiny rock from Dale. There is a good example of what Mac College does for people. They’ve gone together for years, but this "diamond fever" on the campus seemed to catch them too and WHO will be next???

It might be well to advise that Newport and Gatz aren’t as shy as they want people to believe. In fact, the other night they were rumored to have attended the open air theater. Fine thing, when they don’t plan to start showing pictures until June.

To the strains of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" we all file loyally to the stadium to cheer our team to victory. Let’s hack our team, and come out on top. (Advertisement for "Pepper getter uppers" club.)

Speaking of hacking things, it would be swell if all the town kids would back a candidate in the forthcoming election, and really campaign for him. Today is the day, and our chance to get a voice in the M. C. campus government, so come on, get out and vote.

If you have any contributions for this column, be sure and turn them in. We want to hoar about everyone.

And so, till next time, be good and don’t take any wooden nickels.

Collegian Column

The Kansas State Legislature passed a modified appropriations bill of $2,962,000 for Kansas University buildings April 2.

Included in the measure were $1,972,000 for a science building. $750,000 towards a field house, an additional $150,000 for the remodeling of Fowler ships, $90,000 for stacks and equipment in the ‘library, and $225,000 for the School

of Medicines Kansas City campus. —Daily Kansan.

Some students at Midland College were dreading an exam so much that they placed apples on the teacher’s desk with a note reading," Please don’t give this exam." The note was signed "Desperate."

The teacher told the class that those bringing the apples could claim them after class, but no one did.

Incidentally, the test was given anyway.—The Midland

"Of course I wouldn’t say anything about her unless I could say something good, and boy is this good. . . Collegio

"I didn’t raise my child to be fiddled with," said the cat as she rescued the kitten from the violin factory.—Collegio

She was insulted when somebody offered her a drink, but being a lady, she swallowed an insult.— Collegio

Ray Evans Happy At Bank Position

After playing high school, college, and professional football. Ray Evans is quite happy with his position in the City National Bank in Kansas City, Missouri.

The modest, 6 ft. 4 in., All American of 1947 told a Spee staff interviewer that he is glad for a rest from football and basketball: however he is not sure whether he will stay with the bank or play some more professional ball in the future.

Last year Ray Evans played with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Professional Football League. He said it is much differ-ent from playing for Wyandotte High School and Kansas University. While playing professional football for a year, Ray Evans realized that it was the same as any other job in that it meant his "bread and butter.” This realization took much of the fun out of playing.

During his high school career ,he received many college and university offers for scholarships. Ray Evans decided to choose Kansas University because his brother attended college there; and because most of his friends were going there. Another reason for choosing Kansas University was that Lawrence Is only 40 miles from bis Kansas City home.

Ray Evans recently married the girl whom he had dated since 1941. She was a freshman in high school when he was a senior; but when he returned from the military service, they found they were in the same year at college. They both graduated from Kansas University in 1947.

Besides football and basketball, Mr. Evans is fond of quail and pheasant hunting. He also finds time to fish in a little lake about 20 miles from Kansas City.

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On March 28, Miss Lella Lehman presented an interpretation of the play' "The Late George Ap-ley,’’ to the city teachers association.

Mary Ann Jost, Dorothy Jost, Norma Richert, and Betty Jean Baerg of Taber College, Hillsboro, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Baerg, of Sublette, Kansas, attended the play. "Blithe Spirit,". Monday evening.

Opal Clark or Wellington, Kansas, visited her sister, Lorene, on the Campus Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Lenah Weins and daughter, Mariene, of Chase, Kansas, visited Alice Long Saturday noon.

Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Ebbert. of Quinter, Kansas, visited their son. Bernard. Sunday.

Norman Zweifel entertained his parents. Mr. and "Mrs. Karl O. Zweifel. and little sister and bro-ther at break fast Thursday morning. They are enroate from their home in Waldo, Kansas, to Missouri.

A birthday party In honor of Miss Doris Correll was given last Monday night at the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Bills Powell. Guests were: Letha Miller, "Vernie"'Burger. Wilma Botz, Gina Munda, Mary Helen Cline, Albert Guyer, and Oran Hoffman. The evening of games was climaxed with an individual treasure hunt by the honored guest in order to find her birthday present. Refreshments were served by the hostesses, Mrs. Oran Hoffman and Mrs. Ellis Powell.

Dr. Mary Fee entertained at a dinner party in her home last Saturday evening. The guests were Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Peters, Miss Edna Neher, and Miss Hazel Fee.

Mrs. Don Raymond Rates Play High

The following review of the McPherson College Players production ‘'Blithe Spirit," was written by Mrs. Don Raymond, local club woman. Mrs. Raymond is highly interested in little theater work and comes from a family that has been connected with little theaters for many years. Her father was director of the Crossroads little theater stock company. Mrs. Raymond's review follows.

Comedy, with a plentiful supply of wit and ectoplasmic charm received an enthusiastic reception when Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit floated into town under the expert directorial guidance of Mrs. George Noyes and her splendid cast. The McPherson College Players.

Billed in December, 1941 as "an improbable farce,” Blithe Spirit is exactly and magnifictently just that. It is a playful and gay excursion into psychical research, and is amiably diverting. Catching an absurd idea on wing, Mr. Coward whipped it into three hours of foolery and madness, with imagination, verbal fireworks and a gay, irreverent quality. He maintains so light a touch that Death, far from appearing morbid, is as carefree as a bachelor.

The entire production as viewed on opening night was presented with all the flourish of true showmanship. It was intuitively cast, splendidily produced, and handsomely acted.

The play began with a frivolous seance conducted in the home of an English novelist in search of local color for an impending novel. It backfired when the hero inadvertently brings the ghost of his first wife back to the home where he and his second wife are now living. As a result, the play entered into a highly fantastic and hilarious encounter with bigamy.

All this frothy and diverting nonsense was made engaging by a cast which was deligthful. Harry Knapp as the suave novelist was magnificent with as English an accent as the well-known Clifton Webb. Anita Norlin romped amusingly—and with delightful charm —as the vixenish but highly personable first wife, while attractive Kathleen Baerg huffed, expertly and formidably, as the fairly acidulous second wife.

Miss Della Lehman, to whom the play was rightfully dedicated, played the roll of the medium "to the hilt." It required a neat combination of metaphysical pretentiousness and the hearty manner and "chin up” attitude of a Girl Scout leader, which she gave it with prodigious humor and bounce. Her slashing gestures, swinging strides abrupt movements and

sudden explosions were handsomely done.

Donna Johnson as the frustrat-ed maid, Vancil Dunahoo as the skeptical doctor, and Eula Broyles as the doctor's wife turned in fine performances in their supporting roles.

Hearty congratulations should be extended to Dean Neher as stage manager whose inventiveness and ingenuity created devices that made flying vases, shaking mantels and hurtling books appear as ghostly as the "blithe spirit" herself. Applause should also be awarded to Miss Mary Ann Krum-bach for her deftly applied makeup, which was expertly and convincingly created.

Work Camps

Spanish Workers To Assist Campers


Date: July 4 through August 7.

Location of Work: Alta Vista and West Ranch Settlements (Spanish people)

Directors: Lowell and Eugenia Brubaker of Inglewood, California.

The Brubakers are both graduates of McPherson College and Lowell is now teaching in the Industrial Arts Department of the Inglewood High School.

Campers:    (anticipated) four

Spanish young people who live in Rocky Ford, and who are Interested in helping their people. They will live with the work camp group and assist in activities at Alta Vista and West Ranch.

Eight other work campers are

also need for the projects in the Rocky Ford region.

The work will consist of organizing recreation for all ages: classes in Sanitation. Practical Living. Nutrition; practical crafts for all ages; evening recreation, classes and worship.

About the people.

The men. older boys, and sometimes the girls and women work during the summer in the onion and sugar beet fields. There is a great need for recreation. During the day. the children especially need some recreation and som-thing interesting to do along with taking care of baby sisters or brothers and keeping homes going while fathers, older brothers, sis-ters, and many times the mothers are in the fields working. The adobes in which they live are very small and hot in the summer.

The Work Camp will cooperate with the Rocky Ford Recreation Board and the Ministerial Alliance of Rocky Ford in carrying on the activities in Alta Vista and West Ranch.

they say

my goodness i must be getting spring fever the grass is getting greener day by day and leaves are popping out all over

from observance one might see couples roaming around dazedly with stars or something at least in their eyes maybe they havent been awake long

some of the members of the a cappella choir are almost cross eyed after seeing so many of the same on their recent tour i hear that in the ozarks they raise wheat barley and kids

what were ike and baldner doing on the bus anyway some curious spectators said it was quite a tussle every now and then who won (?)

the slogan soon learned by the a cappella members seems to have been "5 rooms and a bath or 5 rooms and a path" or where will we stay this time

whats this i hear about this new romance (?) of royce beam and florine messick spring must really be here

lyle goering and a few of his friends have graduated to doing independent studies on explosives it proved to be quite a bang up affair hummmm ive always heard that John (brown eyes) showalter was such a woman hater and I Just recently heard that he was invited to some girl friends birthday party in hutchinson what about this John i wonder whether or not miss della (the flame) lehman is getting tired of wearing a hat to her classes



From Ira

Frances Campbell Creamer. '39 is remembered by people who knew her as one of the most, brilliant music students the department of music has produced. She was a leader on the campus and received special honors for that leadership.

At present she is in California. She is the mother of three children, two girls and one boy, ranging in age from one to six. We usually consider a mother with three children as having a full-time job in the home, but Mrs. Creamer finds time from many other activities.

She is an active church worker. Her contribution to the church would include choir director, Sunday School teacher, and pianist. In civic affairs we might list vicepresident of the Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, Incorporated, which promotes a symphony orchestra for teen-agers; also district chairman of Youth Conservation for Los Angeles District; C. F. W. Club Juniors: and Youth Conservation chairman for the Tuesday Afternoon Club Juniors. She is also on the board of direct-ors of the Philharmonic and Artist's Association, a member of the Women's Civic League, and a member of the Republican Women’s Study Club. In addition to these responsibilities she gives private music lessons in piano and violin.

We arc proud of an alumnus who is capable of doing so many things in the home, the church, and the community and doing them so well that she should be voted the most valuable person in civic work In the city of Pasadena, California. Our congratulations are extended to Frances Campbell Creamer because of this distinctive honor bestowed upon her.


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Frigid Weather Greets Opener

The Presbies of the College of Emporia won McPherson’s opener in this year's baseball season. 6 to 4. The McPherson team proved however, that when it got settled down it could go to work since all of the C. of E. runs were scored in the first three innings on us many hits and four free passes.

The Bulldogs grouped two hits by Petefish and Arnold together with a free pass to Elven Ramsey for two runs in the second inning. An error, a hit by pitched ball, and Duane Ramsey’s hit in the fifth accounted for McPherson's other two runs.

Bednarchuck took hitting honors as Emporia's slur center-fielder bugged three out of four. Arnold took McPherson honors with two for three.

Fiatte, the winning pitcher, allowed only six hits while Duane Ramsey allowed nine.

Prof. Heisey: "What is the formula for water?"

Lawrence Lowrey: "HIJKLMN-


Prof. Heisey: "What?”

Lowrey: "You said, 'H20!'’

Seven Men Make Up McPherson Net Squad

The tennis events which were scheduled for Friday. April 1, in conjunction with the McPherson-College of Emporia baseball game was called off.

The members of the team are Stan Watkins, Ivan Rogers, Elvin Wolf, Bernard Ebbert, Buster West, Ken Kinzie, and Don Keim.

The tennis team journeyed to Salina yesterday for a match with the Wesleyan netmen.

Kinzie's Volleyball Team Wins Intramural Laurels

The volleyball team captained by Ken Kinzie won the intramural volleyball laurels as they took the championship with an undefeated record. Members of the team are Capt. Ken Kinzie. Al Zunkel, David Metzler, Lois Yoder, Arlene Mohler, and Rowena Neher.

Trackmen Travel For First Meet

The Bulldog truck team will meet their first tests today when they Journey to Sterling for a track meet there, their first of the season. The conspicuous aspect of this year’s tracksters is that with the exception of one sophomore. Lyle Miller, the remainder are all freshmen.

Positions will be run as follows: Dale Carpenter, 100 and 220 yard dashes; Dean Schmidt, quarter mile; David Metzler, half mile; Lyle Miller, Robert Augs-burger, Al Zunkel, mile; and the relays will also be formed out of these boys.

Bulldog Nine Meets Quakers Saturday

The McPherson Bulldog team will journey to Wichita, Saturday, April 9, to play the strong Friends University nine. Last year in one contest the Bulldogs were badly humbled in a wild 27-7 contest.

Drawing from the strong Wich-ita East high school team and the Boeing semi-pro outfit, the Friends baseball nine perennially is one of the best of its kind.

Golf Meet First Of The Season

The McPherson College Golf squad will travel to Wichita Saturday, April 9, to meet the golf team from Friends University in a match.

The members of the local golf squad are Kenneth Jarboe, Leland High, George Wilson, Viaio Alaili-ma, and Jack White.

Saturday's meet will be the first of the season for the local team.

The Forecast:

April 8—Community concert.

April 8—Election of Student Council officers.

April 8—Track meet with Sterling at Sterling.

April 9—A Cappella Banquet.

April 9—4-H Contest.

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

April 13—Baseball and tennis with Sterling here.

April 16—KU Relays at Law-rence.

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Mac Bowlers Drop Two Lines To Mac Laundry

McPherson College bowlers met defeat two times out of three tries on Wednesday evening. March 30.

The college team which was composed of Lester Messamer, Bernard Ebbert, Arlyn Heusink-veld, Bill Anderson, and Duane Hall won only the last line in the bowling parade. The opposing team, the McPherson Laundry, won the first two lines. The scores for the three lines of the teams were Mac Laundry 743, 750, and 732. For Mac College the score read 588. 735. 770.

The bowling team is a private group that carries the name of the college. The team is financed by the individual bowlers.

Locker Chatter

A major coaching shake-up has occurred in some of the schools of the Kansas Conference which probably gives some light on the future prospects of some of the presently lending schools in athletics, especially basketball.

Coach Wally Forsberg, who piloted the Ottawa Braves to the Kansas Conference championship this season, has seen fit to make a new home at Kansas Wesleyan whose second-place club Forsberg beat in the play-off. The Joker is that Ottawa is losing the majority of its star players, while Kansas Wesleyan will be fielding virtually the same next year with the exception of a little more experience and the coaching of Wally Forsberg.

Rumors are roaming around the circuit that Forsberg will reinforce his team at Kansas Wesleyan by taking one of his players from Ottawa, center Bill Tiegreen, along. If he does, it will more complete his puzzle—lets just wait and see.

Students Obtain Broader Education

In becoming acquainted with students on McPherson College campus, a person will find many students engaged in many occupations—bell boy, cashier, dishwasher, waitress, librarian, garbage collector, janitor, stenographer, and baby sitters. And. too, there are gas-station attendants.

truck drivers, and soda jerks.

As a person sees students sweeping floors, washing dishes, taking dictation, mending and indexing books, whipping up delicious ice cream sodas, waxing the townspeople's floors, and shoveling snow, he realizes that McPherson College students are not lazy and certainly that it is not a disgrace to be able to say "I am working my way through school."

On the other hand, however, a person who must work his way through college may be inclined to think, "Why spend all my saving on a college education? I was doing just as well, if not better without it." But usually as that question arises in his mind, another statement jumps up to fight it. "Without a college education. ‘I will be stuck with this job for life. This job is not what I want as a life's work. What I am after, only a college education can help me to attain."