Bittinger Presides As College Head

Last week, with the academic turn of the century, McPherson College entered her 63rd year and officially inaugurated Dr. Desmond W. Bittinger as the tenth president to serve our western region college.

Dr. Bittinger took over his present post the first of July upon the resignation of former president W. W. Peters, who is now working with the Brethren Service Commission in Austria.    

McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, Sept. 15, 1950

Administration Adds Twelve To Faculty

Author Of Books

In addition to these, he is the author of several publications, including:    In the Land of the

Monkeybread Tree, Sudan’s Second Sunup, Black and White in the Sudan, The Church of the Brethren, Snowball Comes to the Early Family, and, An Educational Experiment in the Sudan.

President Bittinger holds membership in the Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Delta; and has been cited in Who's Who in the Clergy, Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in the Western Hemisphere. and Who's Who in Chicago’ and Vicinity.

Dr. and Mrs. Bittinger and family are living in the new president's home, recently donated to the college by the Heaston family, 1000 Euclid street.

Macampus Undergoes General Face-Lifting

President Bittinger comes to McPherson from Elgin, Illinois, having served there for the past six years as editor of the Gospel Messenger, weekly publication of the Church of the Brethren. Dr. Bittinger has also held such positions as those of a teacher, college professor, pastor, church moderator, and editor. He is married and has four children.

The 44 year old administrator was born in Eglon, West Virginia, December 16, 1905, the son of Jonas H. and Etta M. Bittinger. He was married to Irene Frantz in 1927. The couple have four children: Stanley, Patricia, Richard and Marianne.

Stanley is a graduate of Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana, and is taking post graduate work at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Patricia Bittinger Stern is a senior at McPherson College. McPherson, Kansas. Richard and Marianne are in junior high and elementary school, respectively.

Dr. Bittinger has an A. B. degree from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown. Penn.. 1927; and A. M. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Penn.. 1934: a Ph. D.. University of Pennsylvania, 1940; and further university work at the University of Illinois, and the University of Chicago. Former Macollege Prof.

In the past he has been an instructor in the elementary schools in West Virginia: in a high school  in Pennsylvania:    in McPherson

College. McPherson. Kansas (Sociology and Education. 40-'44): in the University of Illinois; in Bethany Biblical Seminary, Chicago; and in the Elgin Community College. Elgin. Illinois.

Dr. Bittinger has also served as pastor of the Church of the Brethren, Lima, Ohio; on the General Mission Board of the Church of the Brethren; as local church moderator and district moderator: as moderator of an-ual conference in 1951; and edited the Gospel Messenger, 19441950.

Siek Returns In October

Miss Mildred Siek, head of the Home Economics Department, will not be able to start the term as teacher because of the illness of an uncle. Miss Siek has made her home with the aunt and uncle at Hope, Kansas, in the past and is remaining with her aunt during her uncle's extended sickness.

Macampus has undergone a general face-lifting during the summer months. Several noticeable improvements have been made In both the physical appearance and in the facilities of different buildings.

A new addition to Carnegie Library is in the process of erection and should be completed before too long. The new section will be used to house book stacks, while the original part of the building is to be converted into reading rooms.

J. C. Dell, Beatirice, Nebraska, and E. J. Frantz. Conway Springs, Kansas have contributed funds toward the addition for the Industrial Arts building which is to be built.

Some minor changes have been made including paint jobs in some.

President Desmond W. Bittinger

Hutcherson Places First In English

Two McPherson High School students took top places in the English placement tests again this year. Mary Louise Hutcherson with a score of 165 out of a possible 180 ranked first. Gene Bechtel with a score of 164 took second place.

Last year Howard Mehlinger and Lois Moors, both McPherson High graduates, took first and second places.

Maxine Hanley, South English, Iowa, placed third this year with a score of 162. Fourth place was a tie at 160 between Elsa Kurtz, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bertha Landis, Falturrias, Texas.

Fifth place was taken by another McPherson High graduate, Jo Bowman, Berwyn Oltman, End-ers, Nebraska, was sixth, but tied with Mary Ellen Yoder, the fourth McPherson High student to rank in the first ten places although seven states were represented in the group.

Carole Huffman. St. Joseph, Missouri, had a score of 155. Yvonne Birkin, Haxtun, Colorado, and Boh Powell, Kingsley, Iowa, tied with the score 154. Alice Flory, Tipton, Iowa, scored 151.

The Barrett-Ryan English test was given as a basis for placement of freshmen in the three sections of freshman English. Tests for freshmen have been used in the English department for about fifteen years. Prof. Maurice A. Hess stated.

McPherson Graduate Wins Second In Contest

Dorothy N. Lloyd, a graduate of the class of 1950, recently won second prize in the Intercollegiate Association for the study of the Alcohol Problem. Mrs. Lloyd, wife of Robert Lloyd, a junior at McPherson College, competed with over 2,000 other students in the contest. She received $50 in prize money.

Besides the cash award. Mrs. Lloyd received a scholarship to the Institute of Alcohol Problems which was held in Ohio the lust week of August.

of the classrooms and dormitory rooms, and on the stadium bleachers.

The house mother’s lodgings in Fahnestock have been converted into an apartment for Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kough, and new furnishings are being used in the Kline Hall lounge.

Among other changes and improvements are: use of barracks as dormitories to house an overflow of fellows; a new concrete floor, and storage space in the east wing of the gym; and the remodeling of the kitchen.

Miss Sarah May Vancil's office on the first floor of Sharp has given way to a larger regional office, her office having been moved to the first floor of Harnly Hall.

Frederick Reveals Choir Placements

Repeating an occurrence of last year, McPherson College again has over 25 per cent of her student body in different college choirs and small ensembles. The Chapel and A Cappella choirs are com: posed of 36 voices each. The college church choir has 31 voices.

Members of the quartets and trio are listed as follows: College Ladies Trio: Donna Wagoner, Adel Iowa; Anita Rogers, Mt. Etna, Iowa; Marilee Grove, South English, Iowa; pianist and student leader Marilyn Miller, Wiley Colorado.

College Ladie's Quartet: Naomi Mankey, Hardin, Missouri: Claudia Jo Stump, Cabool, Missouri: Phyllis Bowman, Quinter, Kansas; Ruth Crumpacker, McPherson, Kansas.

Male Quartet: Albert Rogers, Wilmont, Minnesota: Royce Beam, McPherson, Kansas; Dick Wagoner, Adel, Iowa; Don West, Pam-pa,Texas.

Freshmen Male Quartet: Kenneth Evans, Holmesville, Nebraska; Merton Ikenberry, Quinter, Kansas; Loren Frantz, Holmes-ville, Nebraska; Joe Kennedy, Marshalltown, Iowa.

A Cappella

Members of the A Cappella choir are: Naomi Mankey, Hazel Sanger, Ruth Peckover, Carole Huffman; Donna Wagoner, Phyllis Bowman, Rowena, Neher, Marilyn Miller, Lois Frantz, Claudia Jo Stump, Anita Rogers Marilue Bowman, Martha Frantz, Arlene Mohler, Marilee Grove, Ruth Crumpacker, Esther Mohler, Norma Lee Couch, Albert Rogers, Keith Allison, Gordon Fishburn, Kenneth Evans, A. Earle Lapp, Albert Guyer, Royce Beam, Bill Kidwell, Dick Wagoner, Dale Oltman, Beryl McCann, lrven Stern, Gilford Ikenberry, Charles Royer, Donald West, Sylvus Flora, John D. Pote Joe Kennedy.

Chapel Choir

Those in the Chapel choir are: Mary Louise Hutcherson, Barbara Berry, Rowena Ikenberry, Doris Kesler, Winifred Reed, Esther Hornbaker, Mary Caster, Angeline Flora, Peggy Sargent, Betty Ann Murrey, Miriam Keim, Clara Do-mann, Orva Willems, Barbara Mar-chand, Letha Miller, Mildred Beck, Elsie Marie Kindley, Bertha Jane Landis, Dorothy Swinger, Merton Ikenberry, Fred Goenner, Robert Price Donald Wagoner, Robert Holloway, Clair Reidner, T Laulusa, Eugene Hicks, Don Thralls, Loren Frantz, Bruce Burkholder. Eugene Neff. Gordon Bane, Irwin Porter, Myron Krehbeil, Bill Frantz, Suaese Utu.

College Church Choir

The ‘'College Church choir is composed of:    Wava Jarboe,

Gamble, Elsa Kurtz. Doris Roesch, Lillian Good, Maxine Coppock, Phyllis Johnson, Yvonne Birkin, Delores Sigle, Jo Ann Royer, Rowena Ikenberry, Angeline Flora, Carole Huffman, Ruth Peckover, Rita Ellen Royer, Rowena Mer-key, Velva Wagoner, Barbara Beck, Dorothy Swinger, Bertha Jano Landis, Elsie Marie Kindley, Fred Goenner, Robert Price, Merton Ikenberry, Donald Wagoner, Tumu Laulusa, Harvey Miller, Eldon Coffman, Bill Frantz, Bob Holloway, Loren Frantz, Don Thralls.

Wagners Begin Management Of College Farm

Mr. and Mrs. Orval Wagner recently assumed operation of the local McPherson College farm. Coming to Kansas from a farm in the stale of Washington, the Wagner family resides at the college-owned farm on the east edge of McPherson.

In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Wagner the family consists of Irvin, a 13 year old Junior high school student, and Velva, who has already enrolled at McPherson College as a freshman this year.

When questioned about crops on the college farm. Mr. Wagner stated that the college had 160 acres of wheat on a farm 15 miles southeast of McPherson. The local acreage has been planted in silage, alfalfa, oats, rye, and Sudan grass. The care of cattle, a few hogs, and chickens, is also a part of the farm work there.

The Wagners would like to stay in McPherson until their family has finished college. Said Mr. Wagner, "We came to get our children a college education. We thought it was a fine opportunity.”

The Wagner family terminated a seven'years’ residence in the state of Washington when they moved to McPherson on August 2, On their Washington farm they cultivated sugar beets, asparagus, hay, and also produced dairy and poultry products.



Sept. 22—Football.    Bethel—


Sept. 29—Football. Win. Jewell —there.

Oct. 6—Football. Baker—here.

Oct. 10—Model U. N.

Oct. 23—Football, C. of E.-~ there.

Oct. 20—Football, K. Wesleyan—there.

Oct. 24-26—Three-act play.

New Students Represent Other Countries, Races

Nine new students from other countries have enrolled at McPherson College for the school term '50-'51, thereby widening the scope of representation which now extends almost around the globe. Four are boys from American Samoa; one Is a Japanese girl; and three are boys from Iran, and Germany, and India respectively.

Valnnupo J. Alailima, a brother of Vaiao who graduated from Macollege last spring, comes from Fagatogo, Tutulla in Samoa. He graduated with high honors from high school and is interested in studying law. His father is a retired minister. Vi is also interested in a variety of activities ranging from debate and dramatics, to football.

Suaese Utu, from Amauli, Tu-tuila likes farming and claims it as his hobby. His vocational choice however, is the law.

The musician of the Samoan group is Tumu Laulusa from Utulei. He is planning to major in music, and his greatest hobby is collecting music. Tumu also enjoys football.

Kuki U. Ilaoa has attended Guam Medical School on Marianas Island. His home is at Leone, Tutulla, and his vocation will be in the medical field.

These four follows have organized a quartet and have been sining at various school and civic meetings.

Another new student is Vin-ayo U. Likhite, son of Dr. V. N. Likhlte, professor of languages at the college, Vinayo attended Wadia College at Poona, India, 1948-1950. He is a pre-med student.

The only girl in the group is Hatsuko Kanazawa who comes from Shinchi Machi, Nagasaki City, Japan, in English territory. Her hobbies are swimming, volley ball, badminton, and reading. She is interested in social work, and hopes to return someday to help her own people.

From Germany is Gerhard Sieg-mund-Schultze, a 19 year old nephew of the German pacifist, Seigmund-Schultze. Gerhard was born at Breslau, East Germany, and attended Gottingen University for two years. He is preparing for a career in law.

Last school year there were three Iranian boys on the campus.

A fourth has joined the student body this year. He is Moussa Ra-zinia from the capitol city of Teheran.

Yolando Cerezo arrived on Monday, Sept. 11, from Puerto Rico to become a member of the sophomore class of McPherson College.

Miss Cerezo has been a teacher for four years and she is majoring in sociology.

Russell Shultz Joins Kansas Bar

Russell Shultz, '40, was sworn in as a member of the Kansas bar before a meeting of the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Sept. 7.

Mr. Shultz attended Mc College from 1946 —1948. He participated in debate and was a member of the forensic fraternity, Pi Kappa Delta. He transferred to Wash-burn University’s law school at Topeka where he graduated with honors Sept. 1.

He has been cited by W. Jackson Schuyler, dean of the law school, for his service as a member of the State Bar Review Board. The board edits the Washburn section of the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association.

Mr. Shultz is now with the firm of Newell and Associates of Topeka.

He is the son of Mrs. F. L. Shultz, cook in the college cafeteria.

Byers Becomes College Nurse

Miss Betty Byers, a student in the college, will serve as school nurse this year. Miss Byers' home is in Hagerstown. Md.. and she is a graduate of the School of Nursing of Maryland University. After her graduation she worked as Head Nurse in the surgical department at John Hopkins Hospital for two years.

Miss Byers will have hours of 7-8 in the morning and 5-6 in the evening when she will he available for students. She is going to make her room. 204 as her office for the girls and room 203 as the of-fice for the boys.

All students will he required to have a permit from the school nurse before they can see a doctor at the expense of the college.

Miss Byers stated that her schedule will be placed with Miss Neher and that she would be available at other times when there is a need.

M.H.S. Grads Enroll At Mac

Various motives have prompted McPherson High School graduates to enroll at McPherson College this fall. Some are attending because it is cheaper than going away to school: Others are here because they are interested in the new athletic program. Then there are those few who are attending because their parents say it’s a "must.”

About 25 local graduates are in the freshman class, and here are a few of the many things they like about school: getting out of history early the first day; the Dog House in which there's always food; and last, but not least, the cute girls and handsome boys from out of town.

Twelve names have been added to the faculty rosters since the end of the '50 spring semester.

Dr. Desmond W. Bittinger, A. B. A. M.. Ph. D.. became the new President of McPherson College, July l, 1950. Doctor Bittinger held a position on the Macollege faculty from 1940-1944. Besides a teaching position here, he had eight years of teaching and administrative experience in educational work in West Africa under the British School System. Since 1944, Dr. Bittinger has been editor of the Church of the Brethren paper, The Gospel Messenger, published in Elgin, Illinois.

James M. Berkebile, A. B., Manchester College, 1934; A. M.. Ohio State University, 1935, began teaching at McPherson College in 1943. Ho is returning now as Acting Dean and Head of the Chemistry Department after a two-year leave of absence. During this time he completed his residence work for the Ph. D. degree at Ohio University, and served as pastor of the Church of the Brethren at Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Doris E. Copporck, A. B.. McPherson College. 1948, is the hew instructor in women's physical education. Miss Coppock has been doing graduate work in physical education at the University of Kansas this summer, looking fur ward to a master’s degree in that field. In addition to teaching physical eduction, she will assist Prof. Donald Frederick in the Department of Music. Miss Coppock taught physical education and music at Hamilton High School. Kansas. 1948- 49. During the past year she did soc-ial case work in Independence. Kansas.    *

John K. Kough, B. S. McPherson College. M. A.. University of Chicago 1949 recently became director of Public Relations and will teach in the fields of sociology and psychology during the coming year. Mr.. Kough and his wife are the new head residents of Fahnsetock Hall. Professor Kough recently was a member of an educational mission to Japan under the direction of the State Department. He has completed residence requirements for his. Ph. D. degree from the University of Chi-

NO. 1 68 Get Honors

More than twenty-two percent of the regularly enrolled Macollege students last semester, '49'50. rated berths on either the school honor roll or received hon-orable mention for their scholastic efforts.

Those who earned 40 or more grade points and comprise the honor roll are: Arlyn Heusink-veld, 58 1/2; Marie Miller, 57; Ar-divs Albright, 52 1/2; John Firestone, 51 3/4: Bonnie Martin, 51; Clarence Seever, 51; Esther Mohler, 49 1/2; Winston Bowman, 49: Joyce Hardeu, 48 3/4; Avis Albright, 48 1/2: Loren Blickenstaff, 48; Lorene Clark, 48; Donald Decker, 48: Gerald Dorsch, 47; Lester Fnlger, 47.

Others are: Dean Cotton, 46 3/4; Colleen Doyle, 46: Hubert Newcomer, 46; Irwin Porter, 46; Jerry McConkey, 45 3/4 ; Marilee Grove, 45; Inez Royer, 44 1/2; Pattie Bittinger, 44; LeRoy Doty, 44; John Kleiber, 44; Helen Stover, 44: Charles Royer. 43 1/4 ; Vera Eber-sole, 43; Lois Colberg 42 3/4 ; David Metzler, 42; Edwin Wagoner, 42; Kathlyn Larson, 41 3/4; Patricia Patterson. 41 3/4: Lois Yoder, 41; Hazel Sanger, 40 1/2; Rosemary Traxler, 40 1/2; Bonnie Alexander, 40; Albert Balzer, 40; Robert Bechtel. 40; Eldon Coffman, 40.

Of the sixty-eight honor students, twenty-eight received hon-orable mention as follows: Row-ena Neher, 39 1/2 ; Marliue Bowman, 39; Phyllis Bowman, 39; Wendell Burkholder. 39:    Winston

Goering, 39; Vera Hoffman, 39; Howard Mehllnger, 39; Wilda Minnix, 39; Gerald Neher, 39; Gail Snyder, 39; Lorene Marshal, 38 1/2; Arlene Mohler, 38 1/2; Pauline Hess, 38.

Others in this group are: Alvin Willems. 37 1/2; Clara Domann, 37; Rowan Keim, 37: Betty Hana-garne, 36 1/2; Earle Lapp, 36 1/2 Letha Miller, 36 1/2 Vernon Nicholson, 36 1/2 Marjorie Fike, 36; Dwight Hill, 36; Lloyd Hummer, 36; Galen Webb, 36; Betty Ann Murrey, 35 1/2 Glenn Pyle, 35; John Stucky, 35; Nelda Baldner, 35.

Arlene Flory Kough B. S.. McPherson College, is the now assistant Professor of Home Economics. She taught 1 year in a Kansas rural school was co-director of a community rehabilitation project sponsored by the Brethren Service Commission, and was assistant dietician at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital 1948-'49.

V. N. Likbite, B. B.. B. S.. Bombay University; D. Sc.. Strasbourg, France, has become Associate Professor of Modern Languages. Dr. Likhite was born in Ponna, India, and has traveled in Europe and the Near East. He speaks and writes English, German French, Dutch, Sanskrit, Hindu, Marathi, and Gujarathl.

Robert G. Mays, B. S.. McPherson College, 1945; B. D„ Bethany Seminary, 1950, has been secured to serve as Aumni Secretary and Director of Placement, and to assist in student soliciation. Mr. Mays spent two years in Italy doing relief find rehabilitation work under the auspices of the Brethren Service Commission.

Leo W. Patron, A. B.. Southwestern College, 1941; A. M.. the University of Kansas, 1949; Ph. D., Kansas State College, 1950, is Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He will also do some teaching in closely related fields. Dr. Patton is a specialist in meteorology, and has had experience as a weather officer.

Chalmer Woodard, A. B.. Southwestern College, 1939 comes to McPherson as Head Coach and Athletic Director. Mr. Woodard has coached two years at Kingman, Kansas, two years at Dodge City. Kans.. and seven years at Liberty Memorial High School of Lawrence, Kansas. His football teams have won 60 games and lost but six. Coach Woodard has produced state championship teams in both football and basketball.

Mrs. J. R. Harrel, Lindsborg, Kansas, has been secured as an instructor in piano in the Department of Music.

Alvin Willems, B. S.. McPherson College, 1950, is a new instructor in the Department of Rural Life and Industrial Arts.

The Spectator Fri., Sept. 15, 1950    2

Education Can Be Perilous

A primitive man got about by walking. He rounded a bend and bumped into another man. Each scrambled to his feet and walked on again. Neither was in a dangerous situation.

The Chinese presently learned how to use wheelbarrows. Two creaking vehicles ran together; their occupants crawled out from under the scattered loads, re-loaded and moved on. They had not been greatly endangered.

From there on man grew quickly in his educational understandings. With each added bit of knowledge he became potentially more dangerous. Now he rounds a curve holding the steering wheel of a one hundred twenty horse power automobile. There is a screech of brakes; he and his companions are tom apart by twisted steel; six other people in another automobile likewise are killed or mangled.

He may be flying a transport plane or driving a diesel train. Scores or hundreds of lives may be sacrificed if he makes a mistake. Or he may drop a bomb which can be manufactured only by highly educated men. Then his destructiveness is almost incomprehensible.

The more educated a man becomes, the more dangerous he can become.    

But it need not be so.

A man can be educated for graciousness, kindliness, helpfulness, for the Kingdom of God.

Education, just education, may not be at all helpful.

The right kind of education can be person saving and world saving.-    

McPherson would like to perpetuate the right kind of education.

Let's do it together.

Frosh Orientation Program Rates One Hour’s Credit

Dean Berkebile has announced that textbooks, The Essentials of a Liberal Education by Evans, and Studying Effectively by Wrenn and Larsen, will be used as a basis of study during the nine week course. Studies of the textbook material should be made well in advance of the date on which the assignment is made.

One hour of credit will be given this year for the Freshmen orientation classes which meet at 11:20 every Monday and Wednesday Sept. 11 through Nov. 6.

It’s Great To Be Back

It’s great to be back at McPherson College and:

See everyone.

Meet all the new faculty and students.

Notice the campus improvements.

Hear Rev. Zeller preach again

Feel the increase in school spirit

Sense real friendliness and co-

operation between town and campus students

Eat the cafeteria cooks’ cooking.

Drink coffee in the dog house Sit in the second row in the chapel.

Respond to the challenge of different classes.


All Freshmen are asked to keep a notebook during the orientation course to record important material presented during the weekly classes. The notebook will be handed in at the close of the course, and graded according to content and neatness.

Following is the orientation schedule as released from the office of the Dean.

Monday, Sept. 11

General subject:    "What a

Christian College has to offer.” "What McPherson College Can Do for You.”

Dr. D. W. Bittinger, President "The Place of Physical Education in our McPherson College Program."

Prof. Richard Wareham "The Recreational Program and its Relation to a Balanced Life Experience.”

Doris Coppock Wednesday, Sept. 13

General Subject:    "Friend

ships and Social Relationships."

"Social Opportunities at McPherson College."

Prof. Roy McAuley Talk by Rev. Harry K. Zeller "College Friendships."

Mrs. D. W. Bittinger Monday, Sept. 18

Small discussion groups will be conducted by faculty members. Freshmen may check the bulletin board Sunday for room assignments for the discussion groups.

"Study Habit Inventory; page 1-4 in "Studying Effectively” Wednesday, Sept. 20

Text: Study Effectively, pp. 5-17, group discussions.

Monday, Sept. 25

Text: Study Effectively, pp. 17-28 Group discussions Wednesday, Sept. 27 "Use of the Libraby."

Miss Harris

Monday, Oct. 2

“Building and Maintenance Problems."

’’Panel discussion in charge of Jack Kough.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

American Council on Education (A. C. E.) tests.

Monday, Oct. 0

"The Art of Self-Discipline." "Techniques of Liberal Education."

Group discussions Wednesday, Oct. 11

"Profitable Use of Leisure Time."

Panel on Hobbles, in charge of Prof. S. M. Dell.

Monday, Oct-. 16 Vocations:

Medical Profession—Dr. Wal


Nursing—Della Horner Politics—L. H. Ruppenthal Wednesday, Oct. 18 Vocations, cont.:

Business—Homer Ferguson Law and the political field —Prof. Raymond Flory

Agricultural Opportunities— Guy Hays Monday. Oct. 23 Vocations, cont.:

Missions—Mrs. D. W. Bittinger

Teaching—Supt. Potwin Religious Ed. and the Ministry—Prof. Raymond Flory Wednesday, Oct. 25 Vocations, cont.:

Church Service Work—Prof. Jack Kough

Skilled Trades —    .

Home Economies —

Monday, Oct. 30

General discussion of any questions or problems arising about the school, vocations, dormitories, objectives, etc. These will be written and submitted anonymously.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

"The Art of Self-Denial." "Obligations of Liberal Education.”

Group discussions.

Monday, Nov. 0

Final exam; notebooks are due.    _

College Views President’s Home

The faculty reception was held in the gym on Friday evening, September 8. at eight p. m.

After all of the students bad met the members of the faculty, a short program was presented by several faculty members and students.

Immediately following the program, open house was held by the Bittingers. Refreshments were served by the Bittingers upstairs, and Mr. and Mrs. Irven Stern downstairs. The students were permitted to tour the home, which is a gift of the late Dr. W. C. Heas-ton to the college.

What Do You Think?

The purpose of this column is to give the students an opportunity to share their opinions on current controversies. Ideas expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the Spectator or the college.

1.    The subject for discussion the following week will be printed in this column.

2.    Letters from students on both sides of the question will he sought and printed.

3.    No anonymous letters will be accepted, but names may be withheld on request.

4.    Letters may be any length, but letters may be edited to fit the space.

5.    No editorial comments will be added to the letters.

6. Suggestions for topics to be discussed are welcomed.

This week's topic is: Has the Commander-in-Chief shown favoritism or discrimination in the Armed Forces?

"As everyone knows, our Chief Executive accused the U. S. Marines of having "a propaganda machine second only to Joseph Stalin's.'

"This remark was a blunder for many reasons. The first reason is that it gives the Russian war machine a tremendous piece to exploit in their own propaganda machine. Mr. Truman showed a lack of respect to both the Marines and to the American people. He lowered himself from a position of trust to one of petty politician.

"Truman showed the people of the U. S. that be is a man who speaks first and thinks second. His blunder has had the effect of lowering us in the eyes of the other people of the world by showing a seeming lack of confidence by the Commander-In-Chief in his military forces."

TOPIC FOR NEXT WEEK: Do you think the American people are being propagandized concerning the Korean War?

Lehman Speaks On UN Miss Della Lehman spoke to Macampus students at the assembly, Monday, Sept. 11. The program theme was the United Nations.

Miss Lehman, a veteran traveler, described the Security Council sessions which she observed in August and mentioned the many achievements of the United Nations.

‘Make Friends,’ Says President In Chapel

"Make friends. Hake a sense or direction. Get information and knowledge.” said Dr. D. W. Bittinger, speaking to students in the first chapel address of the school year, Thursday, Sept. 7.    

Dr. Burton Metzler presided at the service. Miss Doris Coppock sang "The Living God."

UNESCO Chapel Has International Flavor, Sept. 18

Assembly Sept. 18 will have an international flavor. according to Sylvus Flora, chairman of the McPherson College UNESCO. The program will include an instrumental solo by Mrs. V. N. Likhite, a talk by Gerhard Siegmund-Schult-ze, music by the Samoan quartet, and a talk by Nasser Yazdi

The college UNESCO Chapter is a direct member of the state organization. Mr. Flora is the chairman. Prof. Raymond Flory is the adviser. Gerald Neher is treasurer.

An international pen pal campaign, a UNESCO party, educational movies from other countries, and a model United Nations are being planned by the organization.

Freshmen Have Annual “Get Acquainted'’ Party

Monday evening. Sept. 4. the freshmen got together in Sharp Hall for their annual “get acquainted" party. At 7:30 they met in the auditorium to hear Dr. R. E. Mohler present an address on "College Friendships." Following this everyone gathered in the SUR for the party which was In charge of Jack Kough and the Recreational Council.

Miss Doris Coppock led the group in a few songs: and a game was played in which everyone was given a list and asked to hunt for: the person who weighed over 200 lbs., the girl with the smallest feet, the boy who drives a Chevrolet, etc. First prize was awarded-to Joe Kennedy for finding the complete list in the shortest length of time.

The Samoan boys' quartet sang several numbers. Refreshments of cocoa and doughnuts were served in the dog house at the end of the evening.

James M. Berkebile

Dean of the College

Profs. Kinzie, Plasterer Exchange Nuptial Vows

Miss Mary Kinzie, daughter of Mrs. Letcher N. Kinzie, and former assistant in the Home Economics department, was married to Holland Plasterer, former assistant in the Music Department, on Saturday, the twenty-second of July at the St. John’s Methodist Church in Seaford, Delaware.

The Plasterers are making their home in St. Louis, Missouri, where Mr. Plasterer is teaching choral music in the Maplewood High school.

Guy Hayes

Dept, of Industrial Arts and Rural Life

Leo W. Patton

Dept. of Chemistry

Library Hours

McPherson College library hours are as follows:    Monday

through Friday the library will be open in the morning from 8 to 12:10 and in the afternoon from 1:15 to 5. Evening hours are 7:30-9:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The hours on Saturday are 8 a. m. to 12 noon. The library is not open on Sunday.

Doris E. Coppock

John K. Kough

Director of Public Relations

The Spectator FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1950

V. N. Llkhilte    Robert-Mays

Dept. of Modem Languages

Alumni Secretary

Arlene Kough

Department of Home Economics

Alvin Willems

Dept. of Industrial Arts and Rural Life

Duo-Pianists Give Classical Concert

A concert was presented by Anne Krehbiel and Stanford Lehm-berg on Tuesday evening at eight o’clock, Sept. 12, in the college chapel.

Miss Krehbiel and Mr. Lehm-berg, duo pianists, played selections from Bach-Foss. and Brahms-Maier and several other composers, Including a selection by Cass-ler who is a native Hesston, Kansas and a graduate from Mc-Pherson College.

Coach Wareham Weds During Summer Month

Miss Cosette Will, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Harper Will of Chicago, became the bride of assistant coach Richard Wareham, at a wedding ceremony which took place during the eleven o’clock Worship on Sunday, August 13. In the First Church of the Brethren in Chicago.

Rev. Harper Will read the vows, assisted by the groom's uncle. Roscoe Wareham.

Wanda Will, sister of the bride was maid of honor. John Wareham, brother of the groom, served as best man.

A reception was held in the Church Social Room from three to five o’clock in the afternoon.

The Warehams are now at home in McPherson.

Big, Little ‘Sisters’

Attend Women’s Tea

The Annual Women’s Council Tea was held in the Student Union Room, Thursday, September 7, at 4 p. m.    

Miss Marilue Bowman, President of Women's Council; Dr. Mary Fee. sponsor of Women's Council; Mrs. Desmond W. Bit-tinger, and Mrs. Harry K. Zellar formed a receiving line to welcome all the upper-classwomen and their little sisters. Refreshments consisting of punch, cupcakes, mints and nuts were served to 140 guests.

Miss Edna Neher, Mrs. Gordon Yoder, Mrs. Roy McAuley, Mrs. Donald Frederick, and Mrs. Raymond Flory were hostesses. Committees were:

Food:    Marilee Grove and Lois


Decorations: Bonnie Martin and Betty Hangarne.

Music: Anita Rogers.

Invitations: Marilue Bowman and Pauline Hess.

Depts. of Physical Education and Music

Petrey, Voshell Marry

Virginia Petrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Petrey, McPherson, was married to Laverne Voshell, former assistant in athletics, at a candlelight ceremony at the home of the bride's parents on Aug. 19.

Mr. and Mrs. Voshell are “living in McPherson, where he is employed for the Harry Lane Supply Company.

"These are specially strong pants sir. they simply laugh at the laundry."

"I know the kind; I had some that came back with their sides split."

It takes a long time to feather a nest on a wild goose chase.

The Spectator FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1950

Cooperation, Hard Work Basis For Woodard Record

Baker Gets Early Nod In Tight KCAC Race

Woodard Sees Sharp Battles For All Berths

There are no predictions coming from the practice field of the 1950 McPherson College Bulldogs, although early sessions have been harder, more earnest, and more productive than any time in a decade.

Coach Chalmer E. Woodard has sent his squad through such stiff workouts—twice a day for the first five days—that late-comers have found themselves running behind the rest of the squad in preparing for the season’s opener against Bethel at Newton one week from tonight.

Only seven lettermen are returning from last year’s squad, and all are finding the competition tougher on the 53 man squad.

Thirty-two freshmen are on the squad, and nearly all are in contention for plenty of playing time.

Freshman Wayne Blickenstaff has been getting the early nod at the vital quarterback slot. Woodard, whose wizardy with the T-for-mation produced five undefeated teams in a decade of scholastic coaching, has not been getting the ball handling that former K. U. back Cliff McDonald, Bethany’s Howard Price or Bob Gerard, and 1949 all-state Don Simons produced at Lawrence Memorial High School.

   However. Blic-

kenstaff's ..high school experience 1 was all at end,

and he has shown rapid advance-ment at the piv-ot-pitch-or,- pass spot. Pressing Blickenstaff are freshman Don Hoch and letter-m e n Howard     Mehlinger and

   Mel Flshburn.

Mehlinger and Blickenstaff are the better passers of the quartet.

Charlie Petefish, who carried the running, passing, and putting load last year, reported eight days late and is now expected to vie for an end position. Pete played end all through high school and in his first year here.    

There is ample material at halfbacks. Gene Smith, Larry Kreh-biel, Tommy O'Dell, Dwight Mc-Spadden, Bob Bean, and Bob Kerr have been running well at the position.’ All but the latter are freshman. Kerr is a junior transfer from Oklahoma A. & M.

John Robison. Roland Delay,

Eddie Ball, and Frank Hanagarne are after the fullback post with Robison’s familiarity with Woodard’s highly individual T-style giving him the advantage. Robbie is quick on the get-away and a mean linebacker.

Sharpest comp-etition is at the terminals now that Petefish is in the running.

Sophomore let-terman Bob Bechtel has shown tremendous improvement. and has a stranglehold on one end.

Juniors Dave Metzler and Duane Jamison and frosh Bob Peel and Bob Pow-ell are in stout competition for the other side. Metzler, with little football background, has been a pleasant surprise, but Powell i s tops on the end of a pass.

If Joe Pate and George Keim continue to hold sway at tackles, there will be 450 pounds on duty there. Pave, an all-state Juco selection in 19481 and second all-Kansas Conference last year, has admitted he has seen more different types of blocks this season than in all his previous years of



Football Squad

Ends—Fred Cheatwood, Canton, Ks.; Scott Showalter, Scott City, Ks.; Duane Jamison, Quinter, Ks.: Dick Lehman, Nickerson, Ks.: Bob Powell, Kingsley, Ia.: Bob Bechtel, McPherson: Bob Peel, McPherson; Clive Sharpe, Scott City, Ks.; Dave Metzler, McPherson; Charlie Petefish, Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Tackles—Jim Scruggs, Gray-ville, Ill.; Howard Todd, McPherson; Kenneth Slabach, Inman, Ks.; Joe Pate, Independence, Ks.; George Keim, Nampa, Ida.; John Lennon, Gary, Ind.: Jim Horton, McPherson; Elvin Brown, McPherson.

Guards— Marvin Ferguson, Grand Junction, Colo.; George Goff, Lawrence; Harvey Miller, Beatrice, Neb.; Ken Pritchett, Grayville, Ill.: Rex Johnson, Lawrence, Ks.; Manley Draper, El-dora, Iowa: Robert Watkins, State College, N. M.; Harvey Pauls, Inman, Ks.

Centers—Don Stenvens, Rock Falls, Ill.: Lee Hogle, Whitten, Ia.; Bob Gray, Moundridge, Ks.; Jerry Irons, McPherson.

Racks—Frank Hanagarne, Ship-rock, N. M.; Ken McMurry, Gary, Ind.: Gene Smith, McPherson; Larry Krehbiel, Moundridge, Ks.; John Robison, Lawrence: Wayne Blickenstaff, Nampa, Ida.: Tommy O'Dell, Kansas City, Mo.: Don Hoch, Hope, Ks.: Dwight McSpad-de, Wyley, Colo.; Dick King, Pam-pa, Tex.: Roger Rierson, Galva, Ks.; Ronnie Jokerst, Rock Falls, Ill.; Roland Delay, McPherson; Howard Mehlinger, McPherson: Bob Kerr, Garber, Okla.: Eddie Ball, McPherson: Bob Bean, Lorraine, Ks.; E. D. Ikenberry. Springer, N. M.; Mel Flshburn, Lawrence, Ks.; Dario Forbes, Pierson, Ia.


Freshman Jim Horton. 1948 squadmen Kenneth Slabach and Jim Scruggs, Elvin Brown, and John Lennon are running close behind Pate and Keim.

Two of Woodard's old Lawrence pupils, Rex Johnson and George Goff, have shown strength at guards. At mid-week Johnson had the "first-of-school” blues and was back home in Lawrence. If Johnson does not return, Harvey Pauls and Ken Pritchett will be after the opening. Pritchett is a two-year letterman.

Don Stevens has apparently found his niche at center. The portly Illinois junior has letters at guard and tackle. He played the snapper-back spot some last year, but now that he is on full time duty appears improved over his freshman and sophomore play.

It is hoped that Stevens can escape the jinx that cut him down in the opening games of his first two seasons with. injuries. Two freshmen, Bob Gray and Jerry Irons. are backing up Stevens.

Frequent practice observers say there is more depth of material thun since the opening of 1946, but there are still no predictions of this club's future. There is more than a faint hope that the 1950 Bulldogs will do their talking on the field.

With the stronger clubs apparently weakened and the second division teams moving, the 1950 Kansas Conference championship chase appears to be even more of a scramble than 1949.

Karl Spear’s Baker Wildcats, who romped to the flag last year after taking it on the chin 21-0 from Bethany and skidding by with a one'point win over C. of E. have the unwanted favorite tag thrust upon them.

Spear has 20 lettermen back from the ’49 squad that won seven and dropped two. However, end Jack Flickinger, guard Ted Cleav-inger, and halfback Sherm Kolac-ny will be among the missing. All were first or second team all-conference. Kolacny’s tremendous allaround kicking will be particularly missed.

There are still six veteran backs from which to choose including the jittery, jackrabbit, Boyce Smith. The kinky-haired one time Kansas City, Mo., high school star can go all the way in one play.

Up front there are veterans two-deep in every position except right guard and center. Spear worried over pivot replacements all last year, but all-conference John Zorn was seldom out of play. An injury to Zorn this year would find Spear with only freshmen replacements.

The Wildcats are biting off a tremendous chunk tomorrow as they open the season with Kansas State. Even if Ralph Graham’s men have not improved as much as anticipated, it will still be an out-of-class game. An overwhelming loss this early in the season has ruined many a fine club for the year. Remember Stu Holcomb's great club at Purdue in ’47 after Notre Dame muscled them in the season opener?

The Wildcats slipped in the back door to the championship last year after Ray Hahn’s great club at Bethany was crippled in the 1413 win over C. of E. After losing to Ottawa 47-0 and to Bethel, the Swedes expected to watch Ottawa romp in for the third year in a row. C. of E. raised its head once again to surprise the Braves and soften them up for the season’s finale for Baker.

The Presbies may do more than softening up this year. In ’49 they played but .500 conference ball, but lost by only one point to Kansas Wesleyan, Baker, and Bethany.

After three seasons of trying to win the first conference flag for the Presbies since 1927, Murray Brown moved up us publicity director at Emporia, and Dick McConnell took over coaching duties. McConnell finished in second place in the Central Kansas League with Manhattan last year after two unblemished records at Downs.

Only fullback Don Ek and tackle Ken Sherman were lost via graduation of the heavy playing

numbers in '49. Don Durand, the gifted southpaw tosser and field general, returns for another of all-conference play.

The strangle hold that the Ottawa Braves held on the league for three seasons was apparently broken last year, and with coach Dick Peters needing replacements for Vaughan Kimbrough, Bob Mus-grave, Paul Robbins, and Everett Viets, the Braves may be a year away.

Peters first need is to find an adequate passer to replace the departed Musgrave, Sophomore Jim Weidensaul has been getting the early nod, but the brogans he is stepping into are not baby-sized.

Genial, balding Ray Hahn is shedding many a tear in public over his Bethany Swedes. For a pleasant change, the tear may be genuine. Graduation took what nearly was the finest Kansas Conference of all time almost en masse. Junior Bill Carlson the finest all-around back In the conference in '49, has returned, but he will miss the great protection those Swede forwards offered. Only tackle Erwin Danielson and linebacker Charlie Lander are among the returnees who saw a lot of action in ’49.

Perennially gloomy Wally Fors-berg has a word of encouragement from Kansas Wesleyan, and that certainly means trouble. Forsberg had an unfortunate first year at Salina after his great success at Ottawa, but with most of the complacent veterans of last year gone and his fine freshman backs one year along, the Coyotes may have it.

Hank Doering and Joe Walsh, the two backs who followed Forsberg from Ottawa to Salina, are eligible now. Doering holds the conference 100 yard dash record at 9.7, and Walsh plays quarterback, a position that was weak in '49.

J. Millard Fretz is not satisfied with progress at Bethel. The sauerkraut boys always come up with a tough line, but they may have to remodel their offense now that Varden Loganbill, who handled all of the passing in '49, is gone.


Content is sunlight in an ordered room;

Beauty is lilacs in a crystal vase; Peace is a maple's rhythmic blowing plume;

Love Is your face.

—Jane H. Merchant.

Subtract the series with Sterling, and McPherson College would have a losing streak of 24 consecutive games and no non-conference wins since 1941. The Bulldogs have yet to break a 19 game losing streak within the Kansas Conference.

Are we trying to kick the Bulldogs when they more nearly need a boost? We are not. This is just an attempt to clarify the exact situation that Chalmer E. Woodard stepped into when he signed the contract last May 16 to succeed Forrest M. Hardacre as athletic director at McPherson College.

By all practical standards this man who likes to be called "Woody” had made a serious mis-, take in moving from an established. successful high school organization to a disorganized setup that had never been able to seriously compete with the athleticly attractive plans at Ottawa, Baker. Kansas Wesleyan, and the College of Emporia.

Now suddenly the whole situation has changed. The McPherson Chamber of Commerce decided to take over the season ticket sales for the 1930 season. Previous season ticket sales had been an absolute zero.

The entire community and college seems geniuenley interested in

the team this year. This is no unwarranted optimism that has occasionally punctuated the perennial gloom that followed Bulldog footballers for 30 years. There are no predictions but a simple wait-and-see confidence.

Obviously, many have been inspired by Woodard’s ten year record of nine consecutive league championships, five undefeated seasons, and four state champions.

But Woodard does not regard winning as primary. His first objectives have been to establish a sound basis for existence of a good athletic department and to harmoniously place-it in the proper perspective with the school and community. Obviously, Woodard has placed himself on a broader base than a won and lost record.

As a football technician, Woody is a thorough, hard-working perfectionist. The first man to use the T-formation in the state of Kansas, he stresses crisp blocking and exact offensive timing. He is a stickler for offensive detail and budgets defensive practice. Yet his teams at Lawrence never had over 20 points scored against them.

It may be an accident of material, but Woodard’s teams at Lawrence Liberty Memorial High School where he was fabulously successful from 1943 to 1949, were essentially running teams.

Last season’s undefeated, untied state champions completed only seven passes all season. While nearly all of his players have become regulars in college varsity ranks, none have become predominant stars, indicating that his teams have been based on something broader than individual play. A Wodard scholastic product has come to be known as a fundamentally sound, consistent player.

Woodard is a graduate of Southwestern College ’39. He played under Don Cooper for the Mound-builders and was a regular halfback in the 1938 MC-Southwestern game which the Bulldogs won 3314. He is married and has four daughters. The family is living at 1223 East Euclid, the home formerly occupied by ex-president W. W. Peters.