President D. W. Bittinger, seated on the right, talks with the new faculty members of Mc-Pherson College. Heated on the loft is Mrs. Kenneth Bechtel. Standing from left to right are Mr. Elmer Ruhser, Prof. George Arnold, Dean Wayne F. Geisert and Prof. Harley Stump.

Volume XLII

Faculty Reception To Climax First Week Of School Year

Tomorrow night all McPherson College students will be greeted personally by Dr. D. W. Bittinger, president of the college, at the faculty reception at his home at 1000 E. Euclid.

McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, September 13, 1967

Beginning at 6:30. new students. old students, and faculty members will begin to get better acquainted and renew friendships.

After a short reception line at the door of the president’s home, students will be served refreshments and ushered to the back yard for visiting. A short program will be presented.

There have been many other activities throughout the week to help new students become bet ter aquainted and feel at home.

Men’s Supper

All faculty and student men were served a supper in the Dog House on Wednesday evening at 5.30 by the Men’s Council of the college.

Upper classmen, or big brothers. brought their little brothers, which were new students and freshmen. This was a get acquainted meeting for faculty and students.

Men’s Council members include Carl Harris, president. Darry Melton, secretary-treasurer. Tom Ragland. Phil Bradley. Duane Fike. Dwight Oilman. Irvin Wagner. Sid Smith. Mario Oilman. George Casebeer, and Duane Jefferies.

Women's Tea

Faculty and student women were entertained at a formal tea at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon. This tea was held in the SUR, for the purpose of introducing freshman girls to upperclass women and the faculty women.

Women’s Council sponsors the annual Formal Tea. Members of this year’s council are Vera Mohler. Mary Lou Wise. Ruth Bar-edio. Joan Furry, Ellen Kurtz.

Color Too . . .

Cline Donates TV To Dotzour

Five Macollege students head the second semester 1956 - 57 honor roll with a 3.00 average. They are Joyce Flory. Barbara Gooden. Carl Harris. Galen Stucky, and Edward Wolf.

Forty other students are listed on the honor roll and twenty-five students on honorable mention. In order to make the hon or roll a student must have an average grade point of 2.50 or more. A student with an average of 2.24 to 2.49 receives honorable mention.

Richard Bittinger, Nancy Keim, and Irene Shull made a grade point average of 2.94. Marcella Dresher made the honor roll with a 2.93 average. Robert Schrock received an average of 2.90.

Donald Colberg and Dwight Oilman tied with a 2.88 average followed immediately by John Lehman. 2.83; Willard Stucky, 2.82; Larry Werner. 2.81; and Orval Eshelman 2.80.

Other honor roll students are Fred Koons. 2.79; Victor Vor-

A new color television set was donated to the girls dorm by Mr. Turman Cline, who graduated from McPherson 50 years ago.    

Last summer Mr. Cline returned to McPherson to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his class.

Five Head Mac Honor Roll Second Semester Last Year

Head Residents Begin New Year In Dorms

Head residents for all campus living quarters have been greeting students the past week,

Living in the head resident apartment in Fahnestock Hall are Prof, and Mrs. George Arnold. Prof. Arnold is a new member of the college this year.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ruhser. who are also new members of the Macollege faculty, are head residents of Arnold Hall.

Miss Edna Neher has return ed as housemother for the girls of Dotzour Hall.

Donna Davidson and Delores Peek arc head residents for the girls on the third floor of Kline Hall.

Four Profs. Join Staff; Two Return This Year

Four new members have been added to the Macollege faculty this year, and two members have returned after a year’s absence.

ed his A. B. degree in 1944 from Southwest Institute of Technology at Weatherford. Okla.

He did graduate study at the-University of Oklahoma City. and the University of Oklahoma at Norman. He secured his Master of Arts Degree from the latter in 1952.

Following this he went to Bethany Biblical Seminary in Chicago and received his B. D. Degree in 1954. He is presently continuing graduate study toward a Ph. D. Degree.

In addition to his present pastorate. Rev. Stump has been pastor of Church of the Brethren congregations in Waka, Tex.; Cordell, Okla.; and Oklahoma City. He has taught in the school system at Gotebo. Okla. and also served as . principal of the Lake Valley Elementary School.

His wife is the former Jeanette Lee Slaughter. The Stumps have two sons, Harl, 18, and Nelson, 16.

Elmer Ruhser

Elmer Ruhser, Barnum, Minn., has been head custodian of the Barnum public schools for more than 15 years. In addition to this he has served as head maintenance man in churches and in other institutions of Barnum.

Mr. and Mrs. Ruhser have four children. One daughter is married; one son is employed in Barnum; one son, Tom, is a freshman at McPherson College; and another son is of grade school age.

Mrs. Bechtel

Mrs. Kenneth C. Bechtel will serve as acting Dean of Women this year, replacing Dr. Mary Fee, who retired at the end of last semester to end a long teaching career.

Mrs. Bechtel has had experience as a counsellor of youth both in church and college relationships. She has served on the Board of Christian Education at the McPherson Church of the Brethren for many years.

She is the mother of four child-

ing his graduation from Manchester. he received a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin to work on his Master’s and Ph. D. Degrees.

He has secured his Master’s of Science Degree, and during the past school year he continued his graduate study toward a Ph. D. Degree, while Mrs. Arnold has been teaching in the local schools there.

Harley Slump

Harley Stump comes to McPherson from pastoral work at Empire. Calif. He was born near Perryton. Texas. After completing his high school work at Perry-ton. he entered McPherson College.

He took college work at West Texas State College and receiv-

Rossie Monk, and Elsie Lucore.

Also on Thursday evening was the traditional pajama parade with the cheerleaders. Danny Crouse. Ronald Harden. Mary Lou Wise, and Betty Ann Wise, in charge.

Talent Show The McPherson Christian Association sponsored the all-school talent show and the watermelon feed which followed Wednesday evening. Sept. 5. Non-freshmen students presented this talent program for the entertainment of the entire student body and the faculty members.

Members of the M. C. A. cabinet are Mario Oilman, president Norma Watkins, vice president; Judy Brammell, secretary-treasurer; Lois Fager. publicity chairman; and Darry Melton, interdenominational representative.

Song Fest Prof. Doris Coppock led students and faculty members in Song Fest on Tuesday evening. Sept. 10. in the auditorium.

Freshman Party Members of the McPherson College Recreation Council were in charge of an active program in the gym on Monday evening. Sept. 9. This is an annual affair sponsored by the Rec council to help the freshmen get acquainted with members of their own class.

Hazel Miles is president of Rec. Council.

Coming events are the Freshman Talent Program sponsored by the student council, and the All School Picnic, sponsored by the Social Committee. Anne Keim, senior, heads the Social Committee.

College Calendar

Tonight, 7:30, Football game with Sterling, here.

Saturday, Sept. 14. 6:30 p.m.. Faculty reception for students on lawn of Dr. D. W. Bittinger's home.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.. Church Reception for all students. Church of the Brethren.

Tuesday, Sept. 17. 7:30 p.m.. Freshman Talent Program. Auditorium.

Monday, Sept. 23, All - School Picnic.

No. 1 hees. 2.77; Stanley Krehbiel and Leon Neher 2.71; Marlene Jamison 2.70; Mary Ann Guthals. Lyle Neher, Vernon Petefish. Harold Pfalzgraf, and Louis Roberts, 2.69.

Phil Bradley. Edward Butler, and Richard Herder. 2.67; Ruth Eshelman. Mario Oltman and Bruce Rothrock. 2.65; Larry Hayes 2.63; Richard Carney, 2.61

Juanita Fike. Boyde Mathes and Eileen Oltman, 2.60; John Lenz. 2.58; Ruth Hanagarne 2.57; Ellen Kurtz and Irvin Wagner 2.56; Norma Watkins 2.53; June Dirks. Glenna Hawbaker and Sherland Ng. 2.50.

Heading the honorable mention list are Sara Ann Coffman. Sidney Smith, and. Marlene Stucky. 2.47; Jeanine Corn. 2.44; Ruth Davidson. 2.41; Rita Beam 2.40; and Vivian Oliver, 2.39.

Leroy Hayes, Linda Royer, Dale Shenefelt and Anita Wise tied with 2.38 followed by Joyce Miller. 2.37; Bernard Whirley. 2.36; Kenton Harris and Mary

The new members are Dr. Wayne F. Geisert. George Arnold. Harley Stump, and Elmer Ruhser.

Returning to the faculty are George Keim, assistant coach and professor of physical education and Alvin E. Willems, assistant professor in Rural Life and farm shop.

Mrs. Kenneth Bechtel will be taking on added duties this year, as she will be acting Dean of Women, replacing Dr. Mary Fee.

Dr. Wayne Geisert. '44. is the new dean of Macollege. A native of Elmo Kas.. Dr. Geisert received his Ph. D. from North-western University in 1951 and joined the Manchester faculty that year.

After his graduation from McPherson College in 1944, Geisert attended Columbia University, served in the United States Navy, and taught social science, speech, and dramatics in the Hamilton. Kas.. High School.

From 1950 to 1951 he was an assistant in money and banking at Northwestern University.

Dr. Geisert is a member of the McPherson College chapters of Pi Kappa Delta and Alpha Psi Omega, honorary speech and dramatics fraternities.

Mrs. Geisert    Is    the    former

Maurine Gish,    daughter    of Rev.

and Mrs. W.    W.    Gish.    Belle

ville, Kas. They have three sons.

Dr. Geisert has served on the board of directors of Camp Alexander Mack in Indiana, has been chairman of his local church cabinet. and has been on the church finance board and the planning committee.

Dr. Geisert succeeds Dr. James M. Berkebile,    who    has    resign

ed to teach chemistry at Elizabethtown College. Pa.

George Arnold

George Arnold comes to McPherson College from the University of Wisconsin where he has been doing graduate study.

After his graduation from Elgin. Ill., High School, he entered Manchester College. Ind. Follow-

Beth Tolle. 2.35.

Other Honorable mention students are Marilyn Metsker and Wanda Soden, 2.33: Gary Button. Donald Cotton. Norris Harms. Darry Melton, and Caryl McRob-erts. 2.31., Lyall Sherred, 2.30; Paul Freemyer 2.26; and Edwin Sink. 2.25.

Kolbe Is School Nurse

Miss Ruth Kolbe will serve as school nurse this year. Miss Kolbe graduated from nursing school at the Lutheran Hospital. Des Moines, Iowa, in August

ren Gene, a law student at Wash-ington University in Washington. D.C.: Bob. a teacher and coach at Iola. Kas.: and Muriel and Kenny Bill at home.

Last year Mrs. Bechtel was assistant in the college library.

Alvin Willems

Alvin E. Willems has returned for his seventh year of teaching at McPherson College. Last year Professor Willems studied for his Masters Degree at Kansas State College, Manhattan. He also taught half time in the school of engineering.

Professor Willems will, teach industrial arts in the shop department. He was a member of the McPherson College 1950 to 1956.

Professor Willems and his family will be living in the former home of Dr. Maurice A. Hess who retired at the end of last semester.

Bulldogs To Battle Sterling In Season Opener Tonight

Anderson Wins NAIA Meet; Sets New National Record

The McPherson College Bull-1 dogs face a nine-game schedule for the 1957 season. Action gets underway tonight when the Bulldogs meet Sterling here at 7:30.

Doane College of Crete. Neb., will host the McPherson team on Sept. 20 in the second game of a series which began last year. The Bulldog team came out on the short end of the score last year 14-7. The Mac team will be out to reverse the score this year.

On Sept. 27. the Bethel Graymaroons from Newton will invade Bulldog territory to revenge the 20-0 defeat they suffered last year. This will be the first conference game of the season for McPherson.

McPherson will go to Baker University on Oct. 4 for a tangle on the Wildcat gridiron. McPherson defeated Baker last year 27-13.

A strong College of Emporia team will meet the Bulldogs next on Oct. 11 on the Mac Field. Emporia has held a string of victories over the McPherson teams for the last few years, winning last year 26-0. The Presses are expected to field a strong team again this year.

The Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan will be waiting to pounce on the . Bulldog team on Oct. 19 in a contest that should provide some real football.

The Bulldogs will be playing to turn the tide after a 41-20 defeat in last year’s McPherson homecoming game. Graduation has taken some of the Wesleyan power, but the Coyotes will be real contenders to keep the conference title Oct. 25 will see the Friends University Quakers coming to Bulldog land. The Quakers were defeated last year 39-0.

The McPherson team will be fighting on Nov. 2 to bring victory to the Bulldog clan in the annual homecoming contest. The Ottawa Braves will come to McPherson for this homecoming game.

McPherson will be out to do no less than the 40-14 victory which they maneuvered over the Braves last season.

The 1957 season closes out with a jaunt into Swede terrotiry. when on Nov. 8. McPherson will work to continue its victory streak over the Bethany College Swedes. Mac won last year 20-7.

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage, and not a harbor. — Arnold Toynbee

Macollege Bulldogs To Play Nine Games In 1957 Season

Keim Returns To Macollege

George Keim, Nampa. Idaho, has returned as assistant coach and associate professor of physical education. He replaces Bob Wise, who resigned to continue his education at George Washing

McPherson College Bulldogs will face the Sterling College Warriors tonight at 7:30 at the Mac stadium. The first game of the season will be a rev vival of the series with the Sterling eleven. Of the 14 games played through the years with Sterling, the Bulldog score has been four wins, nine losses. One game ended in a scoreless tie. Mac won the last game which was played in 1949.

Team work-outs started Monday. Sept. 2. With only two weeks practice, Coach Sid Smith has had to work quickly to get his squad in shape.

Seven regulars were lost by graduation from last year’s squad, but the return of several lettermen will help to bolster up the gap.

Returning regular linesmen include Ed Delk. Don Cotton. Dick Keim. Daryle Howell, Sid Smith. Jerry McPherson. Ed Sink. Rick Hood. Wayne Grossnickle. and Larry Schlehuber.

In the backfield lettermen Kenneth Stucky. Dwayne Jefferies. Richard Heidebrecht, Don Wid-rig. George Casebeer. Earl Guiot. and Thomas Ragland are expected to see a lot of action through out the season.

Others on the squad are Dennis Brunner. Lynn Cabbage. Or-land Craig, Gene Elliot. Gerald Fisher. Max    Roy

Jones. Paul Kolman. Verlin Kol-man. Darry Melton, Ivan Pro-chaska, and Melvin Roberts.

Also are Melvin Rolfs. Larry Sams. Gene Snyder. Harl Stump, W. Garth Werner, Larry Werner, Don Willits, Norman Yoder, and Loren Zook.

Juanita Fike Arrives In Wuppertal, Germany

Juanita Fike. McPherson Col lege exchange student, is now in Europe. She is doing social service work under Dr. Kurt Dahms. Wuppertal. Germany, until school starts.

The Editorial Staff

Carl Harris

Editor in Chief

Sherland Ng

Managing Editor

JoAnn Negley

Campus Editor

Sarah May Brunk

Faculty Advisor

Reporters and Writers

Dr. D. W. Bittinger

Cliff Tusing

Dick Ferris

The Business Staff

Bill Gripe

Business Manager

Howard Duncan

..Asst. Business Mgr.

Neva Shenefelt

Circulation Manager

Gordon Yoder

Faculty Advisor

Nelson To Be Trainer

Robert Nelson. McPherson Col lege senior, will serve as team trainer for the, coming school year.

Bob attended Boise Junior College during his freshman year. He was a member of the Boise Juco Basketball team which placed fourth in the 1955 National Juco Tournament.

Since coming to Mac he has been a regular member of the Bulldog basketball team.

Bob is married to the former Elizabeth Keim. They have one daughter, Deborah. 9 months old.

Bob Nelson

Council To Begin Year’s Activities

The first meeting of Kec Council will be held Monday, Sept 16. at 6:30 in Frantz Hall. All who arc interested in joining Rec Council are invited to attend this meeting.

Rec Council is set up with the purpose of showing its members how to lead recreation for various types of groups. They also have practice in leading recreation in parties on campus and in deputation work.

The officers for this year are Hazel Miles, president: Glenna Hawbaker. vice president: De lores Peek, secretary: and Carl Harris, treasurer. Dr. John Burkholder and Prof. S. M. Dell are the faculty sponsors.

Tennis Tourney Coming

“Everyone is urged to try his luck in the college’s tennis ladder tournament which will be held on McPherson College Campus" says Dr. Wesley DeCoursey.

The tournament will he held in the very near future.

Ronald Anderson, shown with Coach Sid Smith.

The Spectator

George Keim

Students Employed In Campus Offices

Students and the wives of several faculty members will be

employed in various offices on the college campus.

Secretaries employed In the president’s office are Norma Hin-tz. freshman: Janice Bower, sophomore: and Mrs. George Arnold.

Two sophomore girls, Judy

Brammell and Janis Emswiler will be helping Mrs. Alice B. Martin in the registrar’s office again this year.

ton University in Washington. D. C.

George is returning to McPherson after an absence of one year. He was assistant coach at Me Pherson from 1954-56. This past year he was director of personnel for the H. H. Keim Company. Nampa. .Idaho.

A 1954 graduate of McPherson. George was an all conference tackle all four years in college, and a member of the Little All-American Team for two years.

Besides serving as assistant coach. George will be teaching some of the courses in the Physical Education Department and will direct the intramural sports, program.

Bank Awards Scholarships

Mac Students Participate In Rocky Mountain Hikes

Twelve Macollege    four

Mac graduates, and two former Mac students participated in the two Rocky Mountain Trail Hikes sponsored this year by the Western Region of the Church of the Brethren. The hikes were held from August 19 - Sept. 1 in the mountains of Colorado.

Students going on the hikes were Joan Walters. Valerie Miller. Carol Duncan, Young K i ng. Carl Harris. Jo Ann Negley. Delaine Larson. Dick Bittinger. Sara Ann Coffman. Ed Switzer. Alma Goodfellow, and David Nigh.

Graduates on the hikes were Don Westmoreland. Shirley Hamilton. Don Colberg, and George Toews. Former students were Gary Carlson and Marvin Swit-

McRoberts, Button

Mr. and Mrs. Harold McRob-erts, Waterloo. Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter. Caryl, to Mr. Gary Button, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Button. Eldora Iowa.

Caryl, sohomore, is an elementary education major at McPherson College. Gary graduated from McPherson College last spring.


The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Trail Hikes is to offer to college age young people a higher level camping experience than can be offered by regular church camps.

The Trail Hikers, accompanied by four pack horses, hiked through beautiful wilderness mountain country between Maroon Lakes and the ghost town of Marble. Colorado.

Most of the week of the hike they were above 10,000 feet high in the country of crystal clear mountain streams and water falls, deep clear mountain lakes, and snow-capped mointain peaks.

One of the highlights of the hike was the trout fishing. All the hikers tried the art of trout fishing with artificial flies in some of the best trout streams in the country. This year most of the hikers caught fish, and everyone helped eat them.

During the week the Trail Hikers had a chance to join the exclusive Polar Bear Club by swimming five minutes in ice cold Polar Bear Lake. In the four years that Trail Hike has been held, over twenty members have joined the club. This year four girls joined the club, the first time in history that girls swam in Polar Bear Lake.

The Hikers went through some of the old Colorado gold mining territory and learned some history first hand by hunting for and exploring the old mines.

They also hiked up to a deserted marble quarry near the ghost town of Marble. They explored the huge caverns of the old quarry from which some of the best marble in the country came before it was closed for the war in 1942.

On Sunday. August 25, members of both hikes met at the old church in Marble and jammed it full It was the biggest congregation the church had seen since Trail Hike last year.

Profs Host Work Shop

Three McPherson College professors, Della Lehman. Harley Stump, and Wesley DeCoursey served as hosts at a Work Shop of the Salina - Wichita area of the Kansas Commission for UNESCO held on McPherson College Campus Saturday. Sept. 7.

The Work Shop made plans to hold a number of community consultations this fall. These citizen consultation groups are a cross section representation of the community and they meet to study and make recommendations on the problems of international importance such as Asian - American understanding.

Citizens taking part in these consultation groups have an opportunity to have more of a part in the policies of our government.

A citizen consultation group will be held in McPherson in the near future on paths of action toward Asian - American understanding and cooperation.

Miss Anne Krehbiel, professor of piano at McPherson College, has geen in the hospital since mid-summer because of illness.

1957 Earn And Servers Work In Four States

Earn and Serve projects sponsored by the Western Region Youth Cabinet this summer were located in Pampa. Tex.; Beatrice, Neb.; Newton. Kas.; and Topeka. Kas.

This is the third summer the Regional Cabinet has' sponsored such summer service projects. Last summer projects were held at St. Joseph and St. Louis. Mo.

The purpose of Earn and Serve is to employ college students at a regular Job to earn money. In their spare time the students will do church work in that community.

Those who were on earn and serve in Pampa. Texas were; Barbara King, Eileen Oltman, Lois Fager, Bill Gripe and Dale Shenefelt.

In Beatrice, Neb., were; Lewis Williams, Ed Switzer, JoAnn Negley, and Marie Leckrone from Manchester College.

Jeanine Corn, Verna Swartz. Betty Holderread. Terry Spitzer, Donald Westmoreland, and Clifford Tusing were in Newton. Wanda Soden and Mary Lou Wise served in the church at Topeka.

Community surveying for a church site, helping with playground for children, assisting in the youth program, assisting the pastor, helping with Bible School and day camps are various ways in which these students rendered service.

Miss Anne Krehbiel Ill

The chief support of an autocracy is a standing army. The chief support of a democracy is an educated people. — Lotus D. Cauffman.

Read and heed the Spec ads.

Bittinger Named Head Of Church

Dr. D. W. Bittinger, McPher-son College president, was elected moderator of the Church of the Brethren during its annual denomination conference in June.

He will serve a term which began at the close of the June conference and will conclude in Sept., 1958. The office of moderator which is normally a one year term, will be of longer tenure during the next year due to the 250th anniversary celebration of the denomination in 1958.

Dr. Bittinger will lead a pilgrimage to Schwarzenau, Germany. where a special anniversary meeting will be held. The Church of the Brethren originated in Schwarzenau.

Next June Dr. Bittinger will preside at the regular annual conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

Donald Cotton, junior; Ronald Harden, sophomore; Gene Elliot, junior; and Elaine Winslow, freshman, were selected to receive the eight hundred dollars in scholarships made available by the Peoples State Bank of McPherson.

This is the second year such a scholarship has been offered. These scholarships are made available to McPherson College students in the McPherson area.

The amount of the scholarship per student will be $200. payable on the basis of $100 a semester to each of the four students selected each year.

This is the second year Don and Ronald have received this scholarship.

Selections were made by the college scholarship committee.

Hours Planned For Dog House

“Dog House hours will be the same as last year." announces Phil Bradley. Dog House manager.

The following are the hours which the Dog House will be open:

Week days: 8:40 - 10:15 a.m.; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.; 8:45 - 9:45 p.m.

On Friday evening it will remain open until 11:45 p.m.

Saturday: 8:40 - 9:40 a.m.; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; 8:45 - 10:45 p.m.

Rhoades, Spate

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rhoades. Rocky Ford. Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter. Shirley, to Mr. Fred Spate, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Spate, Rocky Ford. Cold.

Shirley is a senior at Macollege and Fred is a freshman.

Plans for the wedding arc indefinite.

Bower, Widney

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Bow er, Wichita. Kas., announce the engagement of their daughter, Janice, to Mr. Roger G. Widney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Widney. Medicine Lodge. Kas.

Janice is a sophomore at McPherson. Roger has attended Pratt Jr. College and is now in the electronics division of the Navy stationed at Jacksonville. Fla.

Plans for the wedding are indefinite.

Students Yell In PJ Parade

The traditional pajama parade was held last night to boost the students’ spirit and morale and to get into the mood for the big game with Sterling tonight.

The cheerleaders led some yells in the cafeteria. At 6 p.m. all students met down town at the Court House to form the long snake - like pajama parade.

After the parade the students went to the show.

Varsity Cheerleaders are Danny Crouse. Mary Lou Wise. Betty Ann Wise and Ronald Harden.

Profs Retreat; Discuss Business

The annual faculty retreat began Wednesday evening. Sept. 4. with a supper on the back yard lawn of Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Bittinger.

All faculty and local trustee members and their families were present. Dr. Bittinger introduced the new faculty members and their families to the group Two new international students who will be attending Macollege this term gave short talks on why they came to America and what they expect to find.

After supper the faculty and trustees went to Vaniman Hall for a worship service. Following some songs led by Prof. Donald Frederick. Dean Wayne F. Gei-sert gave a talk, “A Look Ahead."

The following morning the faculty continued meeting. Miss Edna Neher, housemother of Dotzour Hall, was elected secretary for the faculty.

Mrs. Bittinger and Mrs. Gei-sert served the faculty coffee and doughnuts at the mid - morning coffee break.

After dinner the faculty con tinued to discuss business and problems until 4:30.

Debate Topic Listed

Debate Coach. Prof. Guy Hayes, announces the PKD debate topic to be- “Resolved: That the requirement of membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment should be illegal.”

The Editor Writes . . .

Freshmen Are Important

freshmen and finding new friends among you.

They realize that there are many talented people among you and that they need your contributions in the many activities of the school — athletics, music, dramatics, religious groups, journalism, speech, and many others.

In a sense you are replacing the seniors who graduated last spring, and many of the gaps that they left will be filled by you.

We are glad to have you at McPherson, we need the pep and enthusiasm, the new ideas and interests, and personalities that you have, and we arc looking forward. to the contributions you will make to college life at McPherson. — C. H.

Regulations To Control College Traffic, Parking

ing area will be moved and the owner shall be responsible for the charges involved.

Parking Areas

1.    West of college gymnasium

2.    West of the athletic field

3.    In front of Dotzour Hall

4.    North of Dotzour Hall

5.    South of the campus on the north side of Gordon Street

6.    East of the campus on the West side of Lehmer Street

7.    East of the Industrial Arts Building

8.    East of Arnold Hall — Reserved for the residents of Arnold Hall, Fahnestock Hall and Kline Hall

9.    West of the College Courts— Reserved for the residents of ths courts.

10.    The circle drive — Reserved for visitors, business people, service trucks and the faculty.

Penalty for the first violation is $1; second violation. $2; third violation. $3; fourth violation, $4; and fifth violation. $5.

Violations in excess of the above number will raise the question of the individual’s ability and willingness to adapt himself to a social situation involving the balancing of rights and duties and may lead to separation from the student body.

Sermon Topics Listed

Rev. Harry K. Zeller, Jr., pastor of the Church of (he Brethren, has announced the schedule of services for the month of September.

This Sunday morning the topic will be ‘‘Fascinating Future.”

Nest Sunday. Sept. 22. the topic will be entitled “If.”

God Has A Job For Me To Do." will be the topic of the sermon Sept. 29.

Pandering With The President . . .

Trooping Back To College

Registration and enrollment are completed, the freshmen have worn out their pencils (and sitting sections) taking tests, the boys have all looked over the freshman girls (and vice versa), classes have started, the Rook games are in full swing, and school is officially underway.

We on the Spectator staff want to welcome you freshmen to McPherson College.

Although t h e upperclassmen may seem to be trying to make you freshmen feel insignificant with their initiation tactics, you are really very important to them, and they are very eager to meet you and get acquainted with you.

One of the main things they have looked forward to as they returned to school is meeting you,

The continual increase in number and use of cars on college campuses has created problems of parking, hazards of driving, and loss of time in traffic.

Therefore, the College Administration has set up rules to regulate the traffic on Macampus. These regulations are the end-product of several years of experiment. Their purpose is the protection and safety of property. Parking Rules

1.    Cars must be registered at the time of enrollment and must receive sticker for the windshield.

2.    All cars must show the college parking permit sticker on the lower left comer of the rear glass before they are permitted to park in the college parking areas.

3.    Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, state automobile registraton. and liability insurance.

4.    The college assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of the vehicle or its contents while it is in the parking areas.

5.    Speed limit on the campus shall be 15 miles per hour.

6.    Passing of moving cars going in the same direction shall be prohibited.

7.    Drivers of vehicles must yield right of way to pedestrians at all cross walks.

8.    Driving or parking of any car in such a manner that it impedes the movement of vehicles or pedestrians is prohibited

9.    The parking of student cars in the circle drive is prohibited.

10.    All cars must park in the areas on the campus which are regular areas for car parking.

11.    Cars which are not in condition for use and are left in a park

Mac Six Attend National Meet

Four members of the Western Region Youth Executive Committee and Leon Neher and Paul Wagoner attended the National Youth Cabinet Meeting of the Church of the Brethren held at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina Sept 2-7.

The four committee members were. Dwight Oltman. Irvin Wagner, Elsie Lucore, and Carl Harris.

At the cabinet meeting plans were made for the National Youth Conference to be held at Lake Junaluska August 25-29, 1958.

In an election at the meeting Jim Rose, a Manchester College student, was elected national chairman of the youth cabinet.

A BVS goal was set at the meeting. For the Church of the Brethren 250th anniversary year, the goal is to have 250 youth go into BVS. The Western Region goal is 22.

Zellers Are Hosts

Rev. and Mrs. Harry K. Zeller were hosts to Dr. H. Ali Akbir, a member of the Indonesian Parliament, and Jay Morynov, Professor at Cornell University during the last week of July.

A reception was held at the parsonage with several city officials and other city residents present.

The two visitors stayed with the Zellers for three days.

On Labor Day the Zellers were hosts to three Macollege faculty members, Donald Frederick, George Arnold, and Harley Stump and their families.

They had a picnic barbecue in the back yard.

Bittingers Attend Colorado Conference

Dr. and Mrs. Bittinger attended an Intellectual Life Conference at Wagon Wheels Ranch, Colo., on Aug. 22-31. The conference was sponsored by the Association of American Colleges.

Fifteen college presidents and their wives were selected from across the nation to participate in the conference.

Dr. Bittinger also traveled to six different states this summer. He spent time in Virginia, Connecticut. Idaho. California. Iowa, and Colorado working for McPherson College, the Church of the Brethren, and the National Council of Churches, and international organization.

It is a thrill for those of us who arc at the college to see our “children” return. It is indeed a homecoming. We receive pleasure from seeing you greet each other so hearily after a summer’s separation.

The family spirit prevails; everybody seems lighthearted; school has begun.

It is a pleasure to have enter into this family group 150 or more new students. New children in the family always bring delight, and we share that delight with each other.

We say that we have “come back to’’ McPherson College or that we have come for the first time to McPherson College.

The thought I would like to lift up at this particular moment is that, though the above statement is true, it is even truer that we are McPherson College. The college is not buildings; it is people.

Every freshman from the time he starts here is McPherson College; and every alumnus, though he may live in a far away country. is still a part of McPherson College.

How we conduct ourselves — loud or gentlemanly boistorously or ladylike, with high ideals or with low ones — this is how McPherson College is interpreted.

Welcome to McPherson College! But welcome to more than that — welcome to the privilege of being McPherson College.!

Will those who evalute the college gauge it well as they look at you?