Dr. Paul Bowman To Lead Religious Emphasis Week

Dr. Paul Haynes Bowman, former president of Bridgewater College, will be principal speaker on Ma-campus next week for Religious Emphasis Week.

Religious Emphasis Week on Macampus is co-sponsored by the college and the Brethren Church. As it’s name suggests, it is a week of emphasis on religion in living.

Debaters Win Two At Lincoln

McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, March 2, 1951

Alpha Psi Awards Points For One-Acts

Three teams of Macollege debaters accompanied Prof. Roy Mc-Auley to the University of Nebraska Intercollegiate Debate and Discussion Conference at Lincoln, Nebraska last Friday and Saturday.

Gene Bechtel and Wayne Zeig-ler won one debate and lost three. Miriam Akers and Joan Kelin also won one and dropped three. Dean Cotton and Joe Kennedy entered the discussion contest, but neither received one of the six superior ratings.    

Dr. Paul H. Bowman

Students Get 30-Day


Local draft boards have been ordered to grant a 30-day post-ponenment to all college students, commencing at the end of the statutory postponement of induction.

The statutory postponement ends at the close of the academic year or when the student ceases to do satisfactory work, whichever is earlier.

Local Selective Service boards are authorized to cancel the order to report for induction of any stu-dent who makes written application for such cancellation and who requests in writing an opportunity to enlist in the branch of his choice.

During the 30-day postponment period, a student has opportunity to enlist in any Branch requiring immediate entry upon active military duty.

During the 30 days, students possessing highly technical skills needed by essential industry may secure employment that will lend to occupational deferment. It is expected that the number of such students will be very small.

Such a student must report ’the nature of his employment to his local board, who may grant occupational deferment if it is full time work, if the person cannot be replaced because of a shortage of persons with his qualifications or skill in such activity, and if the removal or the registrant would cause a material loss of effectiveness in such activity.

Draft Makes Faculty Cuts


President D. W. Bittinger announced Tuesday that in view of lower enrollment next year caused by draft and enlistment of young men in the various armed services, fewer faculty members will be needed next year.

In a letter to faculty members President Bittinger stated, "no Individuals were "dropped" from the faculty it is hoped, however, that a few temporary arrangements can be made through leaves of absence, graduate study, or other employment to reduce our number somewhat next year."

So far. three members of the faculty are making other arrange-ments for next year.

Miss Lulu Wickersham plans to retire. She has been instructor in languages at Macollege for sev-eral years and has taught most of her life in McPherson public schools,

Miss Sarah May Vancil will return to high school teaching and will continue taking graduate work during the summer.

Dr. V. N. Likhite. professor of modern languages, is seeking work in teaching or agriculture,

Dr, likhite has studied and taught in universities in America, India and Europe. Before India gained her Independence, Dr. Lik-hite was in charge of department of agriculture of that country with a staff of over 70 men.

Dr. Bittinger pledged the full support of the school administration in finding work for these members.

Esther Mohler Named Secretary Of Honor Frat

Esther Mohler, McCune, Kans., junior, is the secretary of Theta Epsilon Cast of Alpha Psi Omega following her election Tuesday night.

Her duties will be to keep records of aspiring members, take care of correspondence and other records of the campus cast.

Her first job after installment was to sign the membership certificates just awarded this fall.

Ag Club To Meet Wed.

The Macollege Agriculture Club will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:0 0 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Industrial Arts Building.

The organization had its beginning last year, when several interested fellows held a hamburger fry in the park.

Officers were elected this year and they are as follows: president. Bob Augsburger; vice president, Irven Porter; and secretary-trea-suerr, Eldon Coffman. There are, at present. 21 members in the club.

The aim or purpose of this club Is to Improve the rural-life program at Macollege and in so doing create more of an interest in this field so that more students will be attracted to the college.

dr. Bowman who will lead The activities during the week was graduated front Bridgewater College in 1910 with an A. B. He received his B. D. at Crozer Biblical Seminary of Chester, Penn,, his A. M. at Pennsylvania University in 1913, and received the honorary degree or Doctor of Divinity at Blue Ridge College in 1918.

In 1915 Dr. Bowman went to Blue Ridge College, located at New Windsor. Md., to the office of President. He served as president from 1915 to 1918, when he was railed to Bridgewater College in the same official capacity. There he remained from 1918-1945.

In 1945 Dr. Bowman resigned the presidency of Bridgewater Col lege and since then he has worked in Church World Service and CROP.

Alt meetings except the 9:50 a. m. College Chapel service will be held in the Church of the Brethren. The schedule of the week is as follows:

March 4—Sunday

11:00 a.m.—"A Certain Man Had Two Sons”

7:30 p. m.—The Meaning of Spirituality.

March 5—Monday

9:50 a.m.—A Study in Human Attitudes. I

7:30 p.m.—-The Soliloquy of a Patriot

March 6—Tuesday

9:50 a.m.-A Study in Human Attitudes. II

7:30 p. m. -The Forgotten Bea-titude

March 7—Wednesday

9:50 a.m A Study in Human Attitudes. III

7:30 p.m.—The Sind of Respectable- People March 8—Thursday

7:30 p. m.—''The Greatest of These”    *

March 9 — Friday

7:30 p.m -The Christians At


Work Camps Held In Europe, Start July 13 This Year

The Brethren International Summer Service recently announced Information concerning work camps in Europe for the summer of 1951,        

Location of Camps:

L i n x. Austria — Rosemary Block. Director, assisted by a volunteer and an "experienced” European.

Greece— Edson Sower and Dean Neher, Other leadership arranged by BSC in cooperation with the World Council. Men only.

Carrara. Italy—Much of the responsibility will rest with Italian campers who have been in our camps in previous summers, with help from BVS.

West Berlin. Germany—Peace similar to the Vienna Seminar of last year. Are planning for a Director from the States, as well as some outstanding European lender.

Germany—Regular camp will will be held somewhere in Germany with Don Durnbaugh as director with BVS and European assistants.

Kassel area, Germany—Probably in cooperation with the BVS Home Base project at Kassel,

Definite projects within these countries will be selected soon.


This year to help those campers who would like to travel, to get the most for their money we are arranging a three weeks tour before camps. This will be conducted by someone who is acquainted with Europe, our work camps end has had travel experience of this type.

The tour will be from June 20 to July 12. Camps will start on July 13 and last until August 17.

Therefore, the planner summer campers will be June 20—August 17,    '

Debaters Will Go To PKD Meeting

The National Convention of Pi Kappa Delta will be held at Stillwater, Okla.. on March 25-29, Chapters front all over the country will be present Possibly 500 or more delegates will represent their chapters.

The men’s learn from Macollege will be Wayne Zeigler and Gene Bechtel:    women’s team, Joan

Keim and Mickey Akers, Each will participate in eight rounds of debate.

McPherson participants in four rounds of oratory, extempore, and discussion will be Wayne Zeigler, Gene Bechtel, Jan Keim, Mickey Akers, and Elsa Kurtz.    

This convention occurs every other year. Next year there will be a provincial tournament,

PI Kappa Delta has about 185 chapters, most of which will be represented.

One-Acts Draw Full Houses Wednesday And Thursday

A full house responded to three-one-act plays produced by Macollege’s Players Club. Wednesday and Thursday.

The Three dramas. "Mooncalf Mustard”. "Over The Teacups” and "The Theatre Of The Soul" were presented in the Little Theater in upstairs Sharp Hall.

Following the Thursday production, a free luncheon for the actors wes provided in the Doghouse by the Players Club.

Tour is optional and arrangements can be made for any who desire to attend camp only. The tour will only be held if there are enough interested.

Costs:    '

Tour and Work Camp—approximately $800.

Work Camp alone — approximately $600.

We cannot estimate exact amount. Every effort will be made to keep cost at a minimum. Transportation:

Arranged thru Youth Argosy by our office. Travel will be by plane. Contact Brethren Service Commission. Applications must be in by March 15, 1951.

Occupations Bring 216 Students Front 8 Schools

Eight high schools were represented at the annual Occupations Day held on Macollege campus last Friday. Two hundred sixteen high school students were registered from the high schools of McPherson, Lehigh, Windom, GalvaInman, Geneseo. Lorraine, and Hoisington.

Many persons attended several sessions that were not registered. At one of the sessions 273 people were counted.

The students of Macollege were dismissed from class in order that they might take advantage of the speakers and seminars

This was the second annual Occupations Day program presented on Macallege.

Group Discusses Draft Problems At Nebraska U.

The University of Nebraska Intercollegiate Discussion Conference held on February 23-24, composed of debaters from colleges throughout the Middle West, including Dean Cotton and Joe Kennedy from Macollege, drew up rsolutions concerning the position of the college student and the draft.

The majority resolution favored universal defense training in the following manner: Educational deferment tests should be adminis-tered to present college students and to high school students upon graduation. Students passing the tests should be deferred four years for undergraduate study: students passing further standardized examinations should be eligible for graduate study.

Young men not thus deferred should serve six months basic military training, after which qualified ones shall be placed in industrial work or specialized training, the remainder continuing military service.

Limitations on service should include that reserve programs be open only to former servicemen; women should be drafted only in event of full-scale war: conscientious objectors should be forced into service only in event of allout war; and college graduates’ service should be in the area of training.

Twelve Give Group Recital Tuesday Night

Twelve Macollege students will appear in a student recital in the chapel at 8 p. m. Tuesday, February 27.

Keith Allison, tenor, opened the program by singing "Lydia” by Faure,     

Doris Kesler played two piano solos. “Inpromptu in B” by Anto Arensky and "Prelude" by Signs Lund-Skabo.

Donna Wagoner soprano sang Clara Edwards’ ’’Into The Night.'

Marilee Groves played the piano solo "Clair de lune" by Debussy.

Max McAuley, baritone, sang John Densmore’s "If God Left Only You."

Charles Royer, clarinetist, accompanied by Berwyn Oltman played Scene and Air from “Lulca di Montfort " by Michael Bergson.

Tenor Earl Lapp sang My Soul Is Athirst For God from "Holy City” by A. R. Gaul.

Ermalee Phillips interpreted the piano selection "Norwegian Bridal Procession*’ by Grieg.

Claudia Jo Stump, soprano, sang Charles Cadman's "The Builder,”

Marilou Bowman, pianist, played "Ballade op. 118 No. 3" by Brahms,

Gilford Ikenberry, baritone, will sing Even Bravest Heart from Gounod’s ”Faust.”

Wayne Parris Preaches

In Two Kansas Churches

Rev, Wayne Parris, ’44 of Iowa, who is doing post graduate work at Macollege, preached at the Inman Evangelical Reformed Church in the absence of their pastor, Rev, William Jassman, last Sunday,

Rev. Parris was student pastor of this church when he was a student at Macollege, Rev,'Parris will be guest speaker at the Conway Springs Church of the Brethren Sunday, March 4, 1951.

The Parris family are missionaries to Africa now on furlough.

Speaker, Kennedy Win Loral Bouts, Will Go To State

The winners of the local prohi-bition and anti-tobacco oratorical contests are preparing for the state contests.

In the prohibition contest held Sunday night at the Church of the Brethren Donavon Speaker won first with a prize of $8 and the chance to represent Macollege in the state contest at Lyons on March 7. Ann Carpenter took second place for $6: Peggy Sargent won third and $5: Gene Bechtel was fourth, earning $3; Robert Boyer placed fifth, receiving $2. and Joe Pate received $1 for sixth place.

In the anti-tobacco contest held in Room 30 of Sharp Monday Joe Kennedy placed first, Esther Moh-ler was second, Pauline Hess was third, and Doris Kesler ranked fourth, No local prizes were given Mr. Kennedy will enter the state at Tabor College, and tentative arrangements show that the second place winner may go to the state contest to compete for third place only. State prizes are $35, $25, and $15.    

Prayer Cells Grow In Size And Number

At 5:30 o'clock on the morn-ing of January 31, lights began to flicker on in, various rooms in the dorms. Soon footsteps were heard quietly descending the stairs. At 6:00 o’clock- dark shapes moved noiselessly about the campus, all gliding in the direction of Sharp Hall There the figures gathered in a silent group. Some sat with bowed heads, others seemed to be meditating.

Thus began the first student cell group on the McPherson Campus Congregating in the early morning hours, these nine freshmen embarked upon a new religious ex perience. The enthusiasm, born of the fellowship and inspiration gained, which was felt by these few, spread to their friends and classmates, thus on the following Wednesday at the dawning hour the group had increased to seventeen persona.

My February 21 the group had grown until 20 were attending regularly. The group, feeling that this was too many people for one cell, decided to split. Upon the basis of the personal wants of each Individual, the body divided into three smaller cells. One cell, desiring mainly to worship and med-itate, chose to meet in Memory Chapel. The other groups, wishing to discuss situations in respect to God's plan, as, well as to worship, decided to meet in the Student Union Room, and in Miss Fee’s room. Moll Maya, teacher of the Freshman Sunday School class, and Instigator of the cell group, will act as general advisor and discussion leader for one cell. The topics for the various cells for next week are: ‘'Faith.’' "Why we believe and Have Faith in God." and “Movies an Sunday Night?",

Recently another cell was begun. This cell is open to all on the campus. It meets from 6:15 until 7:00 o’clock each Friday morning in the SUR, The group have silent meditation for the first 20 minutes and scriptures, prayer, and thoughts the remainder of the time. Miss Lillian Good, who started the cell, invites everyone interested in spiritual growth and fel-lowship, to come

Another cell ''group on campus Is the one composed of members of the faculty.

No. 21

Macampus Theta Epsilon Cast of the honorary dramatic fraternity Alpha Psi Omega awarded achievement points to aspiring members involved in the recent one-act productions at a meeting Tuesday night.

Three new members were voted eligible for the formal initiation to be, held during the first week of April. Doris Kesler, Park. Kans., junior, revolved 20 points for directing and acting in the one-acts which brought her total to 60 points, 10 more than the required 50 for Alpha Psi membership.

Dale Oilman, as director of "The Theater Of The Soul”, was given 15 points making him a total 62 points, or 12 points above the minimum. Dale is a senior from Enders, Nebr.

Doris Roesch, for make-up and promoting, received five points. This brought the Quinter girl’s total to 50 points necessary for initiation In April.

Other players who are still working toward membership in Alpha psi Omega also received awards. Rowena Neher gained 15 points as business manager of the recent production which is the maximum award for that job. Ro-wena now has 45 points.

Mildred Snowberger was credited with two points in production giving her a total of 24.

Four points went to Claudia Jo Stump for production bringing a total of 24 points to her.

Joann Lehman has a new total of 42 points, 12 for acting in the recent productions.

Bob Koehn was given two points for his minor role. He has a total fit I 2.

Phyllis Johnson received five" points far acting bringing her a total or 15 points.

For acting and production, Marilyn Roe was awarded five points. She has s total of 16.

Wayne Hutchison has a hew total of 22 points An award of two points was made Wayne for acting.

Eldon Coffman for acting received 12 points and has 27 points now.

Marlin Walters' three points award brings his total to 23.

Joe Kennedy was awarded 10 points for acting and now has 25,

Eugene Neff has a total 25 being awarded 11 points for the re-cent acting role be held.

Dolores Sigle was given 12 points and now has 32.

Sue Smith received five points to bring her total to 15.

Maxine Hanlty had eight and now has 11.

Awards for the newcomers in the struggle toward Alpha Psi Omega membership are Donna Phelon, 13 points; Mickey Akers, five points. Lorene Clark, five points, and Glen Bellah, two points.

Educational Films To Come To McPherson Soon

A new series of educational films have been scheduled for showing at the activity period March 2, 16, and 20.

The first of these, “Red Cross News" was shown this morning. Beauty that Lasts Forever" is to be shown the 16th, and "Problem Child" Will be shown the 20th. Any change in these,plans will be posted on the bulletin board.

These films are usually shown for the Wednesday evening classes about 8:45. For information about seeing them at this time, see Prof. McAuley.    -

Bob Roberts Recalled To Active Duty With Navy

Robert D. Roberta, 23 year-old Gary, Ind., junior, was recently called back into active duty with the Navy. He spent same time at Great Lakes Naval Training station.

A veteran of World War II, Roberts was discharged in 1946 and attended Purdue extension for two years.

He transferred credits to Macol-lege last year and attended here until being recently recalled to active duty.

Better Be Friendly!

Once a Bengal Tiger sat in the jungle nonchalantly picking his teeth with a porcupine quill.        

A woodchopper strolled by with a bundle of sticks on his back.        

"Say Buddy, whatcha got in that bag?" asked the friendly tiger.        

"I say It's none of your bloomin business, said the woodchopper in perfect English.    

This rebuff visibly disturbed the big cat, so without more ado, he expanded his stomach to accommodate the woodchopper.    

Having carniverously satisfied himself, the creature strolled away into the jungle. But before he left, he turned, smiled rather shyly, and remarked: "Just because a tiger picks his teeth don’t mean he ain’t hungry.

Pat Them On The Back

If you looked at the last issue of the Spectator, you may have noticed that no ACP or IP copy was used The issue was made up of news of local interest almost entirely, news that should be of interest to you.

This is the editor's attempt to draw attention and praise to those who made this "newsy' issue possible.

Before you go further, look at the names in the mast-head at the bottom of this column. Start with the manag-ing editor and read the names following of all those responsible for this change in content.

Work on the Spectator with the exception of the Editor and Business Manager, is donated as an extra-curri-cular activity which takes a great amount of time.

The people who write and compile the news receive no other consideration than the satisfaction of giving others pleasure plus the advantage of educational values Which work on the school paper brings.

Read their names, and, the next time you see one of them, give him or her a pat on the back.

—Don Shultz

Truman went to see the mechanical brain operate recently. Maybe he went for a fitting.

Wet weather is so welcomed by farmers in Kansas that it should not be surprising to see them turning hand-springs over their wet acreage.

Knute Rockne’s son went to a house in Wichita to get some liquor. The tenant had no bottles, but he gave him a couple of shots. The one in his heart almost killed him.

Old Grads Miss Family Style Replaced By New Cafeteria

times it was possible to trade a few spnds for a little gravy

There was no danger of cheating then either. Everything was carefully counted—two apricots in each bowl and just the right number of cookies. Any waitress caught in the cardinal sin of counting out too many was placed on probation the next three years and some consideration of chang-, ing the wording on her sheepskin was discussed.

The waitress did have an in at times. Occasionally there would be a happy happy day when sec-ond helpings were available. It took a lot of billing and cooing sometimes even cash promises of dates, etc. but it was worth it to get a little extra in the second bowl of beans.

The fellowship was wonderful, too. There was none of this getting up and leaving when one was through. No sir, we stayed out, the regulation time timed by the table of the hostess— who usually had some guest whose uppers slipped, thus prolonging the meal.

We whiled away the time, however, in such innocent persults as throwing overripe prunes, telegraphing the milk to some inno-cent's lap via the table cloth, and other intellectual deeds.

"Honey, I miss the old spltoon , since you threw it away......

"Yes dear, and you missed it before I threw it away."

With this as a text, I apologize the college dining hall of better days—the good old days.

What a blow it is for an old grad to return and see such life-less efficiency in the present stainless steel and chrome eating factory.

What is missedwell, it's the little things.

For instance—

I miss the gentlemanly lining up waiting for the bell - the glor-ious signal that the gate was up, and from then on it was every man for himself. Of course, a few arms left in the door and two or three ape-men fighting over the same chair by the cute little freshman girl just added to the en-joyment. Before the meal began there was usually a short period of silence during grace,

The "amen'' was usually followed by a blood curdling scream as someone got stabbed reaching for the bread,

The meals were balanced too. The potatoes which started down one side of the table were balane ed by the gravy. If one had a friend on the opposite side, some

"Teacher-wise, the Nation is in relatively worse condition this year than it was in 1941" is the statement made by W. Earl Armstrong, Associate Chief for Teacher Education, Federal Security Agency, Washington, D. C.

The teachers who left the teaching held at that time to go into war-related work or business have not returned to the profession. To add to this situation we find that only a small number of teachers graduated from the colleges and universities during World War II and the two years following. Not until 1948 did the number of teachers coming from institutions of higher education equal the 1941 supply, in spite of the large enrollments in the post war years it was not until 1949 and 1950 that these institutions were able to turn out more teachers than was done in 1941.

Another condition effecting the present teacher supply is the greater competition between teaching and other occupations that there was before World War II. It was a means of supplying a sure income even though the salary was small previous to 1940. This is probably

one of the main reasons for the relatively large number preparing for teaching service at that time However, if the present military crisis continues and teachers are needed by the military as well as the schools, the present emergency in teacher supply will grow worse.

Along with the above situation we find that the birth rate increase which began during World War II has continued, creating a greater demand for teachers than we had in 1941, The number of births climbed approximately 40 percent by 1948 over 1941. It is a conservative estimate we make that the public and private elementary schools will reach a peak enrollment of 291/2 million by 19-57 compared to 20 million, 300 thousand in 1947.

Assuming that 10 million additional boys and girls in elementary and secondary schools by 1957 will be taught in classes of 30 pupils each, the need for teachers in 1957 will be greater than in 1947 by 330 thousand: This is one third of the present total number of elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States.

In 1941, the number of elementary school teachers prepared was 35 thousand and the number of secondary teachers, 40 thousand. By 1950, the ratio was 36 thous-

and prepared for the elementary

A recent report from Dr. W. W, Peters, director of Brethren service in Europe, now resident in Austria, concerns the Tranksgiv-ing offering sent by the Ministerial Alliance of McPherson in No-vember.

The letter of Dr. Peters reads. "The Thanksgiving offering to the amount of $147.1 3 received from the Ministerial Alliance of McPherson; Kansas, has been given in the name of the Church World Service to worthy causes here in Vienna sponsored by the Baptists, Lutheran and Methodist Churches.

“The money given to the Lutheran Church is being used to provide hot water in their studenten-beim where young divinity students and a number of needy and orphan children live and are educated.

"You will be interested in the letter from Pastor Georg Traar the superintendent of the Evan-gelische Kirche in Austria.

" Dr. W. W. Peters, who is directing the Brethren Service Commission in Vienna in such an excellent way at the present time, presented me recently the amount of 2,570 Austrian schillings which is the equivalent of $100 and which is part of your Thanksgiving offering.    

" 'We will be using this money to provide hot water in the Lutheran Studentenheim in Vienna.

" Since I am responsible for the

work of this home. I want to thank you from all my heart for this gift which is not only another evidence of your brotherly feeling but which actually helps us in our needs,

" 'In spite of the big economic difficulties, we started the Lutheran Studentenheim two years ago and at present time there are 70 orphan and homeless school children and 28 students living in the home, and we hope to increase this number to 45 students in the not too distant future when the fourth floor of the house will be finished.

“ 'By the providing of hot water, a big physical task will be taken from our teachers who had to carry the warm water into the wash rooms end the sanitary and hygienic cars for the children will be improved,

" ‘Please extend our heartiest thanks to your congregations.’ ”

Local Offering Goes To Buy Hot Water For Austrians

Teacher Shortage Seems More Than Likely By 1957

By Dean J. M. Berkebile

area and 85 thousand for the secondary schools. This imbalance is placing the elementary schools in a very serious position since about twice as many teachers are required in the elementary schools as are needed in the secondary.

There are two groups from which teachers can be drawn under critical conditions. There are a considerable number who have been qualified to teach who have never actually taught. They are certified or have been certified at one time. However, with the increasing standards of State Boards of Education this number would be small unless emergency certificates were issued. We then have the group of persons who have taught several years and then dropped out. This group is smaller today than the similar group in 1941. At that time a large backlog of teachers was recuited since many who had no more than minimum requirements were not able to obtain jobs. They went into the potential reserve. Then those who were prepared went into service during World War II. This reserve is now lacking since almost all of the teachers graduating from our institutions go immediately into the school system.

Several things can be done to meet this threat, one of which is to supplement teachers' salaries at all levels by special appropri ation or other provision in order to make teaching attractive enough financially to discourage the shift to higher paid jobs that are frequently considered more critical

We can encourage some of those now preparing to teach hi secon-dary schools to go into the elementary teaching field which will no doubt just put off several years the most critical day,

It may be possible to incorporate the essentials of an elementary and secondary curricula into one so as to provide a teacher capable to teach at either level.

We can expand the services of the colleges and universities to include the provision for in-service teacher training education such as evening schools.

What Do You Think?

Bulldog Barks

The opinions expressed in this column are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of either mcPherson College or the Spectator.

The question for this week is "What is your opinion of the bas-ketball season?"

I think this season was pretty good. It was especially good for the students for it gave them an outside interest and created good sportsmanship.

Francis Hall It is an improvement over last year's season. We had a few bad breaks that cost as some games.

D. K. Rickner They did pretry good, however I expected them to do better,

Don Wagoner It was one of the hi-lights of the year.

Mary Ellen Yeater We had several thrilling games, It's a grant improvement over last year;

Bob Koehn This season was about the best I've ever seen since I have been here.

Betty Hanagarne This season was a lot better than usual, if we have the same team next year we will have one of the top teams in the league.

Kenneth Slabach I think the team had lots of hard luck.

Don Smith It was a big improvement over last year. It looks real promising for next year.

Phyllis Bowman

To the McPherson Student Body This seems like a very inadequate way to say “thank you" to each of you who mean so much to us, and to whom I'd like to say a very special thank you for the beautiful arrangement of flowers you presented on Monday at the inaugural Dinner. The flowers may fade as the days roll by, but the memory of them and their givers shall glow throughout the years.


Irene Bittinger.

Ginger and Ann Reynolds were at their homes at Des Moines, Io-wa for the weekend.

Mary Caster and Esther Horn-baker spent the weekend at their home's near Hutchinson,

Paul Hodson visited MacCampus over the weekend.

JoAnn Royer, Bertha Landis, and Alice had a peanut butter and pork and beans party Sunday night.

Mary Ellen Yeater spent the weekend in Rocky Ford, Colo.

Barbara Beck visited in Kan-sas City with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Amdricks and Orlando Dunham ov-er the weekend.

Leonore Foster and Joyce Smith went home for the weekend.

Lorene Clark, LaVerne Burger Joan Lehman, and Vernon Merk-ey, a deputation team of B. V. S.'-ers spent the weekend in Garden City.

Mr. and Mrs, John R, Kauffman of Surry, North Dakota visited with the E. Zook family here last weekend. Mr. Kauffman is finan-cial secretary of the Board of ad-ministration for the North Dakota and Eastern Montana District.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kesler, Lera, Vivian, and Carol Jean of Quinter were here attending the one-act plays and visiting relatives.

Wednesday, February 28, the freshman quartette sang at a men's meeting at the Garden City Church of the Brethren. Dean Ber-kebile was the speaker for the event which was planned for the purpose of arousing interest toward bunding a new church at Garden City.

The Ladies' Quartette sang for a P. T. A. meeting at Rago, Kansas last Friday, February 23. The quartette and Fred Goenner,

Royce Beam, and Dick Wagoner were guests in the Arthur Goenner home at Zenda, Kans., Friday night.

The Ladies' Quartette is singing at the Buckeye Church of the Brethren near Abilene Sunday,

Boyer To Conduct Services

Student minister Robert Boyer will conduct pre-Easter services at the Gravel Hill Church of the Brethren of the Southeastern district of Kansas.

Wilda Minnix Becomes Wife Of Willard Werner

Wilda Minnix, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prosper Minnix of Scott City, was married to Willard Werner in services at the Prairie View Church, Friend, Kans., Sunday, Feb. 11.

The bride wore a ballerina length gown of Ice-blue taffeta and a head band adorned with ice-blue netting for the ceremony and carried pink carnations on a Bible.

Mrs, Beryl Miller played wedding music and accompanied Florence Messick in three numbers; "Bless This House", "Through The Years", and "The Lord's Prayer."

Candle-lighters for the ceremony were Delma Cline and Evelyn Werner. They wore light blue ballerina-length dresses with matching head bands.

Lois Yoder gave a reading on love.

A reception followed the ceremony. The tiered white and pink cake was decorated with hearts and a cupid.

Assisting at the reception were Dorothy and Mabel Hite, Helen Hood, and Betty Jo Baker.

Hazel Sanger was in charge of the guest book.

The couple will live in Kansas City where the groom is a medi-cal student.

Other Macollege students attending the services were Lois Frantz, Donna Sooby, and Wilma and Don Ford,

The ladies trio sang at PTA in Mitchell Friday evening.

Pvt, John Ward has returned to

Camp Gordon Georgia after a ten day leave.

Mildred Beck spent the weekend at her home at Nickerson,

Dr. and Mrs. W, H. Grindle of Beloit, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Grindle of Topeka, Donna Faye Cassef, Dora Jean Nichol, and Elmer Thrush of Hill City were in Mc-Pherson Friday attending the ,Mc-Pherson—C of E. basketball game.

Martha Frantz and Norma Couch visited in the Couch home in Kansas City over the weekend.

Gene and Darlene Weaver who were students at McPherson College last year have returned to McPherson where they are planing to work

Claudia Jo Stump, Phyllis Bow-man, Royce Beam, Ruth Crum-packer, Dick Wagoner, Naomi Mankey, and Fred Goemner went to Zenda Friday. The ladies' quar-tet sang.

Tommy Odell and Paul Heide-brecht spent Saturday evening in Canton.

Earl Grindle spent the weekend visiting in Beloit.

Orva Willems and Peggy Sargent were in Halstead Saturday afternoon visiting Beverly Turner.

A baby girl, weighing 7 lbs. 11 ozs., was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack White on Feb. 21. She has been named Lily Catherine, Mr. White is a Macollege senior, majoring in business administration, and Mrs. White, formerly Lee An-nn Mast, attended Macollege in 1947-48.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Wilson are the parents of a baby born Feb. 21. He weighed 7 lb. l 1/4 oz, and is named Gary Elton. Mr. Wilson is a student at Macollege.

Faculty Corner

Dr. Mohler spent Tuesday afternoon as a conference leader for a county Hi-Y conference at Nickerson High School.

Mrs. San Romani has returned to school after a two weeks absence because of the flu.

Coach Woodard spent Tuesday evening in Salina attending the Kansas Wesleyan-Baker basketball game.

Prof. Berkebile and the Fresh-men's men’s quartette journeyed to Garden City Wed. to take part in a Men's Meeting program at the Church of the Brethren.

Jack Kough was guest speaker at a P. T. A. meeting at the Sun-nyside School south of Canton Tuesday evening

Prof. Hess and family were in Wichita and Westphalia, Kans, over the weekend visiting with friends and relatives. Mrs. Hess’ brother from Indiana and a nephew from Calif, were in Westpha-al where the Hess’s attended church Sunday.

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Doghouse Born

In Fall Of 1945

there comes a time in the life of many an institution when its history is subjected to review. Be-cause there are only a few persons on Macampus now who were witnesses of the birth of the Dog House, the time seems right to bring its past into focus.

In the fall of 1945 under the leadership of president Blair Helman, who is now a trustee of Mac-ollege, the Student Council formu-lated the initial plans for a snack room. The large room under the chapel which at that time was equipped with ping pong tables and which had previously been the hand room, seemed a logical place to transform into a snack bar; The Administration gave its support to the idea, and the student Council submitted detailed plans to the Trustee Board as its meeting in February, 1946; the Trustees granted their approval.

The first manager of the Dog House was Irene Schramel, a senior home economics major. In the 1947-48 school year, Robert Martin served in the capacity of manager; the next year, Ronald Moyer; in 1949-1950, John Firestone; and this year Donna Sooby, sophomore from Garden City, Ks., is carrying the managerial duties.

Managers are selected' in the spring of the year from application's submitted to Student Council by interested students.

Rules for the operation of the Dog House were drawn up by the Student Councils who did the original planning and have been revised by later councils to meet new conditions. The room is directly supervised by a Dog House Operational Committee of the Student Council. Members of the committee this year are Gerald Neher, chairman; Dean Berkebile; Donna Sooby; and Anita Rogers.

Van Voast Tells Of Red Occupation Of Shanghai

Miss Helen Von Voast, representing the Student Volunteer Movement, gave a first-hand account of communist occupation of Shanghai to SGA Thursday, Feb. 22.

Resident in Chins for eight years, Miss Van Voast taught at St. John's University in Shanghai. The last 15 months of her teaching was under communist control.

She reported that most American missionaries Were forced to leave China because of the great anti-American feeling, but assured the group that the Christian ef-fort in China would not die out just because the Americans have gone.

I thought if was a swell season, The boys really tried hard,

Phyllis Johnson

Very exciting, very good team all together.

Bob Beam

We enjoyed the season, but we should have won a few more games.

Don Hoch

It was good, even though we did not win ail the games. It was an improvement over last year. The boys did swell considering this was their firm year working together.

Sue Smith

The season was better than I thought it would be, It was the best we have had in years.

Gene Bechtel

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Ag Students Attend Farm Meetings

About ten boys who are taking

courses in the rural life department attended the Annual Farmer's Institute McPherson last Friday. They heard three speakers, E. A. Clevenger, who is the crop specialist from K-State. Lot Taylor, who is the feeding specialist, and front Ray Hoos, who is the market or economic forecasting specialist.

The institute started in the morning, and was an all day affair, with lunch in the Blue Room of the Hotel Warren.

Prof. Guy Hayes also took his animal nutrition, animal husbandry, and judging classes out to the farm of Paul Nelson, where they judged some of his registered Aligus herd. They also surveyed his managerial practices, and his farm setup.

Yesterday Prof, Guy Hayes took his Animal Nutrition class to the registered O. I. C. swine sale that was held in Hutchinson. The college had two gilts and a young boar consigned to this sale.

Bulldogs Finish Strong Down Baker And C. of E.

KKK, Crow’s Nest, Arnold Win Intramurals Tuesday In three girls intramural games played Tuesday evening. K. K. K.’s, the Crows Nest, and Third Floor Arnold were winners,

The K. K. K. s defeated the High School 32-23. Sigel led the winning team with 16 points.

Third floor Arnold won over the Sloppy Jo's 23-5. and Carpenter led the scoring with 10 points.

The Crows’ Nest downed the Faculty in the final game. Grove and Baker led with 10 points each.

Canines Stage Comeback, Top

C. of E. 63-44

Thu McPherson College Bull-dogs broke their five game confer-ence losing streak last Friday night by tromping the College of Emporia Presbies 63-44, on the local high school hardwoods.

The Bulldogs took over the lead after C. of E. had held a 1 to noth-ing edge, and were never seriously threatened throughout the game However, the Presbies outscored the Bulldogs in the second stanza 12 points to 10, but the 21 to 13 point lead the Bulldogs held at the first quarter was too much for the Presbies to overcome.

The Bulldogs displayed their old form in the third quarter as they outscored Emporia 18 to S, to run their lead to 49-33 at the end of three frames.

Coach Woodard used his reserves quite freely during the final frame and the Bulldogs continued to outscore their opponents.

Nine Bulldogs shared in the scoring with Captain Loren Blick-enstaff leading with 16 Carpenter followed with 10, Bechtel got 9 and Hanagarne 8.

McRae led the C. of E. scoring with 13 points, followed by Allen

with 8.

The Bulldogs counted on 30 percent of their field tries, to better their efforts of the last few games. C. of E. hit 13 percent or their field goal attempts.

The Box Score;

Girls Beat Tabor 27-26

Two close games were played Saturday afternoon. Tabor lost one of their return games to the Mac girls, and won another.

In a game played at 2:30. Tabor defeated the McPherson girls 31-30, The Mac team led most of the way but the Tabor team overtook them in the last minutes of the game. Luewen of Tabor was high point with 18 points.

The tables were turned in the second game, and the Tabor team led most of the way, but the Varsity girls took the lead near the end to win 27-26. Marilee Grove of McPherson and Ratzlaff of Tabor tied for scoring honors, with 19 points each

This brings the Varsity girls record to a total of three wins and three losses.

The box score for McPherson:

Canines Tame Wildcats 62-46

The McPherson College Bull-dogs ended the 1950-51 basketball season on a torrid note Wednesday night as they displayed a fast moving offense and a very effective zone defense to tame the Baker Wildcats 65-46,

Coach "Woody” Woodard's Bulldogs found the basket, and cashed in on a better percentage of their shots, and clamped a very effective zone defense on the Wildcats to turn in their 11th win; of the season. The Bulldogs have lost 9 games

The win over linker gives the Bulldogs a fourth place tie with Baker in the Kansas Conference. The season last completed is the best the Bulldogs have enjoyed since 1947 when they finished the season in third in the conference.

The Baker contest was the finale fur only one Bulldog. Earl Grindle, Earl turned in a fine performance to end his collegiate career as he garnered nine points and turned in his usual good floor game.

Wayne Blickenstaff led the scoring for both teams with 17 points, followed by Loren with 10, Grin-dle and Bechtel with 9, and Han-agarne with 8.

Bob Merrill was high for the visitors with 13 counters, followed by Ken Sterns with 15.

Baker Game Finale For Earl Grindle.

The Baker game Wednesday night rang down the curtain on the collegiate basketball career of Earl ”Jody” Grindle.

This year marks the third year Earl has been on the Bulldog squad. As a sophomore Earl made the varsity squad but saw only limited action. Last year Earl again made the varsity and about midway in the season he broke into the starting line-up. and has been on the floor at the opening whistle each game since.

Earl Grindle

Earl is not a high scorer, but adds much to other departments of play. Earl is seldom seen to make a bad pass, waste a dribble. or lose the ball on a violation. He adds much to the Bulldog defense, and could be pointed out as one or the better defense Bulldog play-

With the close of the roundball season, Earl will be working for his fourth monogram in baseball. He will receive his second letter in basketball for his efforts this year.

Kansas Conference

Ottawa Wins Loop Bunting

With the help of the Bethany Swedes, Ottawa has emerged the winner of the 1950-51 Kansas Conference race.

A week ago Ottawa find Kansas Wesleyan were tied for the loop lead, but that was before the Wesleyan Coyotes had played their return game with Bethany. The Swedes poured it on the Coyotes to the time of 67-46 in Lindsborg last Friday night, to knock any Coyote hopes for the title into a cocked hat. At the same time Ottawa ended its season with a win over Bethel 83-50 to win the title.

McPherson ended its season with a flourish by boating C. of E. 63-44 and Baker 62-46, to move into a fourth place tie with Baker.

College of Emporia turned in a surprising upset victory Wednesday night over Bethel, to top off a very hectic and surprise filled conference season. The win over Bethel was the first and only loop victory for the Presbies this sea-son.    

All of the conference teams but Ottawa will be packing away their round ball togs until another season. Ottawa, however has a date to meet the winner of the C. I. C,. either Emporia State or Washburn, to determine the representative from this district in the N. A. I. B. Tourney in Kansas city, Ottawa holds a win over Emporia Slate from earlier this year and on the basis of thin might be expected to win the N, A, I. B. berth. Kansas Wesleyan of the Kansas Conference represented this district in the N, A. I. B, last year.

Don Anderson of Kansas Wesleyan continues to lead the individual scorers at seasons’ end with a total of 376 points. The Blicken-staff brothers of McPherson are ranked seventh and ninth in the final tabulation.


Player Team    Points

Anderson, K. W. U. .....376

Geise, Ottawa .... ................. 3 40

Anderson, Bethany ............... 323

Sterns. Baker .................... 321

Wyrick. Ottawa ............ 306

Loganbill. Bethel ............ 284

L, Blickenstaff, M. C, ......... 286

Carlson, Bethany    253

W. Blickenstaff. M. C......238

Horton, K. W. U................ 208

Gals Guys Top Team, Smith Leads Scorers In Intramurals

With only eight games left in the Intramural League. Gals Guys seem destined to take the loop hunting. However, should Gals Guys drop their came with the Faculty, Imps of Satan would share the title. The Imps have completed their schedule, but Gala Guys have two games remaining.

The top eight teams, after the regular season battles are over, will compete in a single elimina--Does not include game with C. of


Conference Standing' (Final)

Scores Last Week Ottawa 80 C. of E. 69 Baker 63 Bethel 59 Bethany 67 K, W, U. 46 Bethany 82 C. of E. 52 McPherson 63 C. of E. 4 4 Bethel 65 McPherson 49 Ottawa 83 Bethel 50

Scores This Week K. W. U. 67 Baker 53 .McPherson 62 Baker 46 ‘C, of E. 70 Bethel 67

tion tournament which will get under way next Wednesday afternoon at 3:30. The pairings have not been announced as yet, as the seventh and eighth teams are still in doubt.

Should different teams win the regular season and the tournament. the champion will be decided in a play-off.

Don Smith continues to make the individual scoring race a one man show. Smith now has a total of 185 points, a lead of 30 points over Jerry Neher, his nearest rival. Neher with 155 and Dean Coughenour with 151, go with Smith to make up the top three.

A total of twenty men have topped the 75 point mark and eight of these have topped the century mark.