Roger Killian, Harvey Hess, Eileen Oltman, Jim Nettleton, Karen Stoner and Marlene Klotz are practicing the musical numbers composed by Harvey Hess, which will be performed at the Christmas Formal tomorrow night.

Students Busy Preparing Industrial Arts Projects

Five Courses To Be Offered For Evenings Next Semester

Second semester evening school

Harvey Hess Composes Music For Christmas Formal

McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, December 12, 1958

Ore Construction Co. Dec. 2, to observe the history of the company. to get an understanding first hand, of the training necessary to operate such a company and also to observe the asphalt heating equipment.

The equipment will not function properly below 40 degrees which explains the lack of activity on the Kansas Ave. construction just west of the college.

Alvin Willems, assistant professor in industrial arts and mechanics, took the welding class to the Guth Company in McPherson Dec. 8, after previously displaying the skill necessary to weld a large cast base in the shop.

Merlin Frantz Attends Meetings On Teachers

Merlin Frantz, associate professor of education and psychology, attended the meeting of the Executive Board of the Kansas Association for Student Teach ing. The meeting was held at the University of Wichita on Dec. 6.

On Dec. 9, he attended the meeting of the Kansas Association of Teacher Placement Officers. This meeting was held at Fort Hays State College at Hays.

Home Ec Club Visits Ernest Wall Home

The Home Economics Club held their meeting on Wednesday, Dec.

After a short business meeting, the group went to Mrs. Ernest Wall's home.

Mrs. Wall showed the girls her collection of Madonnas. She told about each one of them and how her collection first began.

BVFers Write Letters

B.V.F.ers on campus met Sunday afternoon at Vaniman Hall for a letter writing party. Letters were written to some former Macollege students how in B.V.S. and other B.V.S.ers and former B.V.S.ers. Refreshments were served.

Harvey likes old type of music very much, particularly Europear music that was written up to the time of 1750. He likes modern music with a little popular rock and roll now and then. Harvey also likes oriental music but his favorite is religious music.

Harvey feels that music is not just an art but it provides a def inite bridge between faith and reason. He feels that music is a real contribution in our churches Harvey’s favorite three musi cians are Machaut, Victoria and Bach. His favorite instruments are the percussion instruments and the flute.

He likes music that is straight forward and meaningful rather than emotional. He is not an ex-tremest but would rather reach a medium between realism and emotionalism in music.

Topics Listed For Sermons

The Sunday services at Macol-lege Church have been announc-ed for December, according to Mrs. Guy Hayes, church secretary.

Dec. 14: Morning — “The Book That Lives”, by Rev. Harry K. Zeller. Jr.

Evening —Christmas Musical. Prof. Donald Frederick in charge.

Dec. 21: Morning — "A Lover's Quarrel With Life”, Rev. Zeller.

Evening — Children's Christmas Open House. Emphasis will be placed on family fellowship with refreshments rather than gifts.

Dec. 28:    Morning — "The

Greatest of These”, by Rev. Zeller.

Evening — no service.

Chapels To Feature Brown And Bittinger

Why I Believe In Santa Claus, will be the theme of next Tuesday’s chapel. Dale Brown, assistant professor of philosophy and religion will present this message. The two mixed quartets will sing Christmas carols.

On Dec. 19, Dr. Bittinger will talk on "Christmas Around the World,” and special music will be presented by Paul Sollenberg-er, assistant professor of music education and theory.

Deadline Today For BSCM List

Holiday Bells Ring At Winter Formal

The Winter Formal will be held tomorrow evening in the gym. This year the theme is to be Holiday Bells and the affair will be based on the current Christmas spirit.    

The formal starts at 7:30 with a carol sing with everyone taking part. This will be led by Norma Watkins. The carols will be in the old tradition of Christmas.

Xmas Party Scheduled Wednesday For Women

The Dotzour Hall Christmas Party will be held in Dotzour Lounge on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 10 p.m. The program will consist of a devotional service and exchange of gifts. There will be refreshments.

The women living in Kline Hall and off-campus will be attending the Christmas Party too.

Native Hungarian Studies In Field Of Engineering

Today Is Deadline For Pre-registration

Today is the deadline for preregistration. All students should be pre-enrolled by 5 p.m. Those who are not will be called out of class next week to pre-enroll.

Twenty-seven seniors have enrolled out of 83; 48 juniors out of a class of 77; 67 sophomores out of 104: and 94 freshmen out of 165 have enrolled.

“Today is the final deadline to get your name on the list for going to BSCM conference at LaVerne College, LaVerne, Calif., during Christmas vaca-. tion, so please let me know TODAY”, says Bob Dell. McPherson’s BSCM representative.

The theme of the conference (to be held Dec. 29-31) - "Do Dunkers Dabble or Dig — in the arts, recreation, and world action." has been set up to allow the conferees to examine what the Church of the Brethren plans to do in the arts, recreation. and world action, now that the 250th Anniversary of the church has been celebrated.

This will be done through special speakers and leaders, panel presentations, a "Fiesta Dunk-ero” (a Spanish banquet),and workshops. Twelve special speakers will be present.

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Stencil decorations on various window panes around the campus is a contribution of the arts and crafts class. At present, the class is working on additional decorations which consist of red, gold, and silver Styrene plastic balls that bear a resemblance to sputnik.

Other industrial arts projects include a unique combination bud vase and candle holder which is made of wood from the campus by the wood working class, and new style candle stick holders designed to store easily. The holders are being made in an effort to utilize scraps of wood too small for other projects.

The engineering and drawing class made a field trip to San

will convene on the evening of Jan. 28, 1959. Classes will meet once a week until May 27. 1959, which will be the final examination.    -

Enrollment will be made in the registrar's office during the first 30 minutes of the first session. Earlier enrollment will be accepted on Jan. 27-28 in the registrar’s office, but no enrollment will be accepted after the second semester starts, which is Feb. 4.

English I and The Life and Teachings of Jesus, will be offered at 4:50-7:15. At 7:25 - 9:50, Art Education, Geology, and Trans-Mississippi West will be offered.

Other classes may be offered if six or more persons petition it and if a teacher can be obtained. Inquiries should be directed to the dean of the college.

Tuition fees are $15 for each semester hour. All the above courses are three hour courses.

Harvey Hess. Macollege sophomore from Waterloo, Iowa, has composed and is directing the music for the Christmas Formal tomorrow night.

The members of the ensemble who will preform the music Harvey has composed specially for Roger Killian. Marlene K1 o t z, Eileen Oilman, Jim Nettleton, Karen Stoner, and Harvey himself.

Most of the music Harvey composes is of religious nature. The title of his latest composition is “Music in the Honor of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ." This will be performed in Iowa City in the near future.

Another song composed by Harvey was taken from the setting of Eddy Longmire's poem, “Autumn." He is presently working on an opera concerning the North American Indians.

College Calendar

Tonight, Skate party. Tomorrow night. Winter formal in college gym.

Dec. 19 - Jan. 5, Christmas vacation.

Brass Quintet Appears In School Programs

The Macollege brass quintet made two scheduled appearances Dec. 10, at the Eureka and Marion high schools.

Included in the program were vocal as well as instrumental numbers, and an introduction to McPherson College given by John Sheets, public relations director for Macollege, who accompanied the quintet.

Members of the quintet are Gary Stelting, Irvin Wagner, Bob Dell, Marvin Weddle, and Glen Ferguson.

CBYFers Plan Caroling Party

College CBYF is planning a Christmas caroling parly for Sunday, Dec. 14. All of those going are asked to meet at the west door of the college church immediately after church Sunday evening.

Plans have been made to go to the hospital, the Cedars, and homes in the church area. To anyone who con. cars arc needed for transportation.

Those in charge of the activities arc Donelda Arick, sophomore, Sabetha, Kas., who will be the chairman for the evening, and Bob Dell, who will be in charge of the route of caroling. Norma Watkins, senior, Welda, Kas., will direct the music of the evening. Refreshments will be served.

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Jason Appears In Assembly

George Jason, noted humorist, appeared in the Macollege assembly program for Dec. 5. In cluded in his program were musical numbers, a lecture, and a series of tricks or magic.

For one of the numbers. Mr. Jason asked for help from the audience in which Winston Beal took part.

The Russian Revolution forced Mr. Jason to leave his native country right after completing high school. He worked his way through Queens University in Kingston. Ontario, Canada, by playing the piano and he graduated with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He later earned a degree in education at the University of Toronto.

Mr. Jason has taught mathematics and electrical engineering in two colleges and developed a career in the theater. He has appeared on stage in New York with personalities such as Louise Rainer, Sydney Blackmer, Eddie Dowling, Bert Wheeler, and others.

Television appearances have occupied much of Mr. Jason's time in recent months. He. has appeared on several networks and made five appearances in six months with Jack Paar's show •Tonight".

Bittinger Will Talk At SNEA Wednesday

The SNEA will meet Wednesday evening, Dec. 17. Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Bittinger will speak on service possibilities of teaching.

After the caroling will be a skit put on by Gary Metsker and Glen Draper concerning the many troubles of a department store Santa Claus as he tries to get ready for the last day of the current season.

Following this some high school students will interpret in modem ballet the tune "Moonlight in Vermont." The final event of the evening will be a Christmas Masque.

Members of the cast of this Mosque include Don Hollenbeck as the Spirit of Christmas, Anna Vasiloff as Mary, Bob Dell, Eddy Longmire, and Terrell Phenice as the Wise Men.

Dick Ferris will play the Spirit of the Church, Charles Lauver will play the Earth, and Loren Reyher will play the Spirit of Education. Harvey Hess will direct the choir during the Masque.

Members of the choir are Harvey Hess, Irvin Wagner, Jim Net-tledon, Don Krushwitz, Roger Killian, Carolyn Fillmore, Karen Stoner, Marlene Klotz, and Eileen Oltman, The msuic used is written by: Harvey Hess.

The program committee is composed of Don Hollenbeck as chairman, Harvey Hess, and Teresa Garibay, The food committee is composed of Sarah Harnly as chairman, Lila Cook, and Norman Stine.

The decoration committee is composed of Karen Yoder as chairman, Joan Furry, Zoan Ewing, Faye Fields.

In December. 1956, George Neuman. native Hungarian, had his first airplane ride which brought him to the United States.

December ‘ 1958 finds him a freshman at McPherson College majoring in electrical engineering.

In New York he was awarded a scholarship by World University Service to attend any college of his choice in the United States. He was selected from many applicants.

He was not required to take any tests to receive this scholarship and as he says tests don’t prove anything. It’s the work you do in college that counts.

When he first heard of McPherson and McPherson College he wasn't particularly impressed and comments that he thought it was something out west buried alive in a small town.

The town didn't change his opinion but the people did by their friendliness. He still thinks the town and the college are small.

Now I really love this town and everybody sticks together good." Then he added with a serious voice, “stick together — that slang, no?"

But George has mastered his English very well considering he has only been speaking it for 10 months.

George says he is amazed at the relationship between the faculty and student body. “Where I come from," he explained, "a teacher is a teacher. Here he is a friend."

George says it would be the happiest experience of his life if his parents could come to America.

“And There Was No Room”

By Dr. D. W. Bittinger

The little child, Jesus, was born into a world in which there was no room for Him. His mother must have been heartbroken when she discovered that she would need to bring him into the world in a stable She must have been frightened, too, for herself and for His welfare. She had been told that she was to be the mother of God's own Son. But when she bore Him, there was no room for Him.

We will all be very busy in the next number of days concerning Christmas. We will be more than busy on Christmas Day.

Let us be on our guard lest in our homes, even in our Christmas celebrations, and in our private lives, the Christ discovers that there is still no room.

It is tragic when there is no room for Him, no room for His love, no room for His peace.

Is this still true in our world? In our lives?

How Big Is Your Religion?

Chaff Studies Science .

The Bugs And The Beasts

Xmas Not Modern Spelling; Existence Is Traced To 1551

By Faus, Polcy, and Harris

An important roadblock in the highway to graduation is biology, which you must take to meet the distribution requirements.

We of McPherson College are privileged to have the opportunity to study under the noted biologist, Dr. Bohn Jurkholder, B.S., M.S., MESS. TFMSL, etc. (Have you et cetera?)

Biology is a difficult subject, and since you will have to take it, we recommend that you begin preparing yourself now for this grueling course.

Chaff has done voluminous research on this subject, (meaning that we flunked biology), and we have come up with this special short set of biology questions for you to use and study in preparing yourself for biology.

When you take the course, you will have to answer these questions and many many many others. Therefore you should study these carefully and begin learning all about gametophytes, sporo-phytes, prize fights, dirty fights, dog fights, and fixed fights.

1. A pure-breeding black female guinea pig was mated to a pure-

breeding white male guinea pig. The off-spring would be (a) black with white spots, (b) white with black stripes, (c) black with white sidewalls, (d) confused.

2.    If it takes a hen-and-a-half a day-and-a-half to lay an egg-and-a-half. how long will it take a cow to ride a bicycle? (Explain carefully what type of mutation caused the half hen.)

3.    On a sleep plateau in Salty Arabia there live deer which feed on the grass, and mountain lions which feed on the deer. If all the deer should happen to die off. the mountain lions would (a) get mighty hungry, (b) learn to eat grass, (c) fill air with dirty language. (d) keep kool with cornels.

4.    A biology student thought he would try an experiment to make money. He would raise cats and rats, and feed the rats to the cats, skin the cats and sell the fur to make mink coats, and feed the cat carcasses back to the rats, thus making a complete circle and not having to buy food. Why wouldn’t this work? (a) No one would be stupid enough to buy cat fur for mink coats, (b) Cats would get, blasted tired of eating nothing but rats. (c) Rats would come to feel insecure and get all kinds of inferiority complexes by being eaten by cats.

The unknown quantity in arithmetic is "X"; the unknown ray was called “X-ray”; the unknown symbol to the majority of people is the “X” in X-Mas. So it is that many refer to X-mas as. an irreverent modern substitution for Christmas devised to save copy space. How wrong they are!

"X-mas” can be traced back to 1551 and probably was in Use prior to that. X-ian and X-anity were also freely used.

It began in the first centuries of the Christian era. Jesus probably taught in Aramaic, the language commonly spoken in Palestine. Hebrew was used primarily in temples and synagogues.

But the language of scholarship throughout the Eastern Mediterranean was Greek, and all the earliest New Testament manuscripts were written in Greek.

Complexities arose, however, between Greek and English. In the two alphabets some letters are identical; others ore totally different. We must use two letters to represent the Greek letters Psi or Phi. Worst of all there

are some letters used in both languages but to represent different sounds.

To get to the root of the matter consider the letter we call "eks" — “X". In Greek “X” is “Chi.” So the word Christos when

written in Greek letters appears as “XPICTOC” or ”XPISTOS.” There is our clue to "X” in “Xmas.”

In the 1500's the New Testament often was read and discussed in Greek clergy. When writing. it was perfectly natural for those learned men to abbreviate "Christ” into the Greek initial of “XPISTOS.”

You may prefer Christmas to “Xmas:” many people do, but remember that "Xmas" is not "eks"mas, but "Ch"(rist)mas.

How big is your religion? How wide, how deep, how far does it reach? If I were to analize by religion I would not list a set of rules which I believe to be right or wrong. Religion is not a set of rules, it is a way of life; it is not written on paper, it is lived. Instead I would ask myself a set of questions.

Is my religion strong enough to stand alone or docs it drift along and conform to the “religion” of the crowd? Is my religion an "inherited religion" passed on to me from my cultural background or has it grown from my own personal experience resulting in a deep faith in God?

Is my religion big enough to allow for my mistakes and the mistakes of others and in caring for the both of us assume a dou-ble responsibility? Or is it a sel fish religion without concern for others or myself?

Is my religion taller than I am, or ore its standards set low because I know I can never really reach these higher goals; therefore in order to avoid the feeling of failure hove I set my goals below what they should be? Perhaps it would be better for me to be dissatisfied because I have not reached my highest ideals than to be satisfied with less than the best.

Is my religion wide enough to see something good, something worth while behind those hard dark lines of the convicts face? Do I see that behind his warped mind is a warm heart that cannot express its real self? Or perhaps as a college student I fail to sec something good in another student which my best friends condemn, because if I do I may lose confidence of my


Is ,my religion strong enough to experience failure, see the

tragic and sinful side of human nature and yet not loose faith in mankind and in God?

Is the most important thing in my religion a growing relationship with God. resulting in deep concern for people? Or is it a "hidden religion” that stays in the church on Sunday?

Many would soy that religion is for sissies who can’t stand alone on their own two feet, but I say that religion is for big people — with the biggest hearts, the broadest minds, the deepest love and the highest concern for their fellowmen — be he friend or foe.    —J.E.N.

The Song Sung By Editors

Getting out a college newspaper is no picnic. If we print jokes students say we are silly. If we don't they say we are too serious.

If we publish original stuff they say we lack variety. If we clip from other papers they say we are too lazy to write.

If we stay in the office we should be out hunting news. If we hunt up news we are not tending our business.

If we wear old clothes we are stingy. If we wear new ones they are not paid for. Like as not some will say we swiped this article from another paper. We did and they swiped it from the other one.

Rend and heed Spec ads.

Read and heed Spec ads.

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December 12, 1958

Bulldogs Travel Tonight For Action Against Ravens

The McPherson College Bulldogs will travel to Atchison to battle the St. Benedicts Ravens tonight. Dec. 12. The game will be the first for the Bulldogs on the road this season in regular season play.

Last season the McPherson team beat the St. Benedicts team in a game played during the Christmas recess. That victory evened the loss to the Ravens from the previous season.

The game will be the season’s opener for the Ravens. Their first game was postponed because their football tam was in the NAIA playoffs.

Their team is favored to win the CIC conference this season.

The St. Benedicts team went to the NAIA basketball tournament last year. They have three men returning from that team and Bob Venle, 6’5", their outstanding center, will be in the lineup.

Coach Sid Smith will be taking 12 to 15 boys, depending on performances from Tuesday night’s game with Sterling, he said. There will be no B squad game.

Canines Thump Sterling 87-67

Macollege Bulldogs won a double-header in a non-conference gome with Sterling. Tuesday night. Dec. 9. The B-Team score was 78-67. The first team game ended with a final score of 87-67.

High point men of the game were Ed Delk of McPherson with 19 points and Larry Marker of Sterling with 16 points.

The entire squad saw action Tuesday night.

Bethany Captures Title For Second Year In A Row

Six Mac Bulldogs Receive Post Season Honors

Post-season honors have been given to six McPherson College football players. Ed Delk, end: Jerry McPherson and Wayne Grossnickle, tackles; and Ken Stucky, back, have been named to the all-Kansas Conference football team for 1958. All four are seniors.

While Stucky tossed many a pass to Delk. McPherson and Grossnickle were fighting off invading linemen right and left. These men worked hard to make the season a successful one and will leave gaps to fill when the next football season rolls around.

Receiving honorable mention were Tom Ragland, back, and Don Cotton, center, two more Macollege seniors.

Other members of the honor squad are Lyle Haberbosh, end, Baker: Dick Shores, Baker and Virgil Penner, Bethel, both guards; John Snyder from Kansas Wesleyan is at center; Bill White, Baker, Rust Addleman, College of Emporia, and Bill Knight, Ottawa, make up the backfield on the team.

The second team has Dennis Evans, Ottawa, and Jim Lee, Baker, at ends. The linemen are Wallace Welton, Wesleyan: Tom

Harrel, Ottawa: Carl Anderson, Baker: and Bob Landreth, also of Baker, along with Dick Hedges, Baker, at center.

The second honor team back-field consists of Maynard Kline from Wesleyan: Jim Paramore, Baker: Charles Mansfield also of Baker: and Jim Ostlind, Bethany.

Little All-American

Ed Delk has also received more recognition. He received honorable mention on the Little AllAmerican football team picked by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Dick Shores. Baker tackle, was the only other Kansas Conference player to be named by the association. He was named to one of the tackle positions on sec ond team.

Committee Will Select Intramural Captains

Intramural basketball activities will begin next week according to George Keim, assistant coach and director of physical education.

The captains are to be selected by the intramural committee from the list of boys that sign up to play. The captains will choose their teams in rotation from the same list.

Mr. Keim expressed a desire to have all the fellows take part in the games which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 and from 7:30 to 8:30 if there are no conflicts.

Welding Class Visits Local Firm Monday

Members of the acetylene welding class went on a field trip to the Guth Welding Company in McPherson Monday. Dec. 8.

Students To Share In Christmas Musicale

The Christmas Musicale to be presented this Sunday evening. Dec. 14, will include several musical numbers from the college and the church.

Those taking part in the service. will be the College Mixed Quartette, Varsity Mixed Quartette, Ladies Trio, Chapel Choir, and A Cappella Choir.

A violin solo will be given by Prof. Paul Sollenberger, assistant professor of music and theory. The McPherson Church Choir will also sing.

The annual Moundridge Tour-nament was held Thursday and Saturday nights. Dec. 4 and 6. The four colleges participating were: Tabor of Hillsboro. Bethel of Newton. Bethany of Lindsborg and the McPherson Bulldogs.

The tournament was opened by the Bethany Swedes defeating Tabor College 75 to 50. The game was pretty consistant in the first half, but in the, latter periods. Tabor offered very little resistance to the Swedes.

The second match of the evening was between the McPherson Bulldogs and the Bethel Gray-maroons. This was the most outstanding game of the evening. Bethel defeating McPherson 8 to 6.

Ed Delk of McPherson was the high point man of the evening with the total of 29 points. Also scoring high for the Bulldogs was Dennis Brunner with 16.

Second highest scorer of the evening was Gary Robinson of Bethany with the total of 24 points.

Eldon Becker was the high point man for the Graymnroons with 19 points.

Eugene Friesen scored 22 points for the Tabor College.

A over whelming crowd more than filled the gym Saturday night, as they saw Bethany take the trophy for the second year. In order to win the Challenge Trophy permanently. Bethany must win again next year.

In a very fast game. Bethany defeated Bethel by the score of 56 to 54.

Jim Ostlind of Bethany led the scorers of the championship bracket with 19 points for Bethany.

High pointers for Bethel were Nickel and Kaufman with each 10 points.

In the consolation match, the McPherson Bulldogs downed Tabor College for the second time this season, 92 to 66.

Ed Delk of McPherson again was first in scoring for the evening with 26 points. Jerry McPherson also put through 21 for the Bulldogs.

• The high scorer for Tabor College was Eugene Friesen with 20 points.

Girls Capture Playday Trophy

Accompanied by Miss Doris Coppock, Donna Sanders, Emilie Rowland, Diane Browning, Avis Prochaska, Gail Fillmore, and Jo Ann Kerr attended the Fort Hays State College Volleyball i Playday. Nov 22, to win the championship trophy.

The volleyball team played three sets of games. They played seven games. They won six'games and lost one of the seven. They won all of the three sets' which gave them championship.

The girls brought home a gold volleyball trophy for winning championship.

Mrs. Bittinger To Talk To Student Ministers

Mrs. D. W. Bittinger will be the speaker for the next Ministerial and Missionary Fellowship meeting Monday evening at 7:00 p-.m., at Vaniman Hall. Mrs. Bittinger’s topic will be on the missions.

On Wednesday. Dec. 17. this group will present a program at; the Cedars. Church of the Brethren Old Folks Home, on East Kansas Ave.

College Deputation Team Will Return Sunday

The deputation team of Juanita Fike, Mary Lou Kingery, Ver-nard Foley, and Richard Landrum, accompanied by Paul Wagoner, alumni secretary, will return this Sunday from a week s tour of churches in Texas and Louisiana.

Affirmative, Negative Views Presented On Debate Topic

disarmament and control of nuclear weapons.

Even furthering the argument of the negative, I believe that since God gave man the power to discover and use radioactivity, He will give man the power to discover a counteractant to its slight effects.


The question of atomic weapons development is of major interest to the world barring no nation.

The affirmative must bear the burden of proof and establish facts to show why a change of the present situation must be realized after which a solution guaranteeing the effectiveness of the change must be’ submitted.

The affirmative contends that radiation is a hazard to the world populous and may be compared to automobile accidents in that effects are scattered and real involving large numbers of people. but due to the scattered pattern. realization of the problem does not sufficiently impress the public and will not for two or three generations, at which time resulting mutations will undoubtedly make a more prominent appearance.

The affirmative contends that since most of the negative evidence stems from the government backed AEC, Atomic Energy Commission, the negative evidence is biased and rapidly becoming out-dated.

Further affirmative contentions include loss of neutral power support for the US as a result of continued development, unjust cast and public taxation, and danger of a possible world devastating nuclear war resulting from fear induced by political tension, possibly in the guise of preventative measures.

The solution for this world di-limna can be found through international control using various means of detection.

Mac Debaters Discuss Timely Topic

Debaters Participate In Tournament Today

Today has special meaning for nine Macollege debaters. The nine students left for Winfield last evening and were scheduled to take part in debate this afternoon and tomorrow morning.

Non-debate activities will occupy most of their time this morning. The team will represent McPherson College in groups of discussion, extemporaneous speaking, salesmanship, and interpretive reading.

Competition in oratory will be offered, but the team will not be represented.

Students participating in the tourney arc Dick Bittinger, Jim Devine, Dick Ferris, Mary Ann Guthals, Shirley Groth, Larry Hayes, Don Hollenbeck, Joan Walters, and Chet Peckover. They will return tomorrow afternoon.

Prof. Kenneth Bechtel, professor of sociology and language, will go to Southwestern College at Winfield as one of the judges for the debate tournament there this weekend. He will be making the trip with Prof. Guy Hayes, professor of speech and debate, and the McPherson College Debate Team.

Look through nature up to nature's God.

People do not lack strength; they lack will.

editor's note: One of the major issues of the day is the banning of all atomic tests. The following articles contain the affirmative and negative sides of the problem as presented by the Macollege debaters. Which side do you take?)


Resolved: That further development of nuclear weapons should be prohibited by international agreement, has become a subject of hot disputes this school year. Those arguing the negative of the present topic are challenging in their arguments.

The negative supports the following issues: Does the present situation, in regard to nuclear weapons, make the affirmative proposal necessary? Arc there practicable means for putting the affirmative proposal into action? Would the affirmative program be advantageous?

The development and use of nuclear weapons makes a serious war less likely to occur, for it is the great power of these weapons which is keeping the Communists from making a major attack on the Western World.

Only the further development of our strength in light of nuclear weapons can prevent the Communists from taking over the small countries close to their borders. It is the great power of nuclear weapons which gives us a chance of a real peace in the future.

The negative also believes there are no practicable means for putting the present question into action, for opposition to the programs among nations is so great that there would be difficulty in putting it into action, The Russians, despite their announced support of a test ban, do not seem to be actually for it. and could not be trusted in any event. In the past four years alone, the Soviet Union has rejected 14 American proposals on

Mac To Host Debate Tourney

McPherson College will be host to her annual Economy Tournament Saturday. Jan. 10, 1959. It is expected that 15 or more schools and 40 - 50 teams will participate.

Teams arc usually from the four state area of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Other invitation tournaments, the league tournament and the National Pi Kappa Delta tournament at Bowling Green State University in Ohio on March 22-27 will be the program of the debate group yet this year.

Students who are participating in debate and other forensic contest activities this year include Richard Bittinger, James Devine, Richard Ferris, Faye Fields, Shirley Groth, Mary Ann Guthals, Larry Hayes, Don Hollenbeck, Chester Peckover and Joan Walters.

Four students have attended tournaments at Kansas State College and Wichita University and a group of nine students will participate in debate and individual events at Southwestern College Dec. 12-13.    

Resolved: That the Further Development of Nuclear Weapons Should Be Prohibited by International Agreement is the interesting and timely topic of debaters this year.

Jan. 11 Is Set For Dotzour Open House

The girls in Dotzour Hall have chosen their open house date. The date has been-set as Jan. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be refreshments served.

Butterbaugh, Killian

Anna E. Butterbaugn, 41 East High Street, Elizabethtown, Pa., announces the engagement of her daughter, Ruthanne, to Mr. Roger A. Killian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall R. Killian. 316 North Lebanon Street, Bryan, Ohio.

Ruthanne is a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and Elizabethtown College. She served in Kent, Wash., for one year as a part of Brethren Volunteer Service and is presently teaching first grade in the Conewage Township School near Elizabethtown.

Roger is a graduate of Bryan High School and served one year of B. V. S. in Falfurrias Texas. He is a freshman at McPherson College.

A summer wedding is planned.

Pittman, Gramm

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pittman. Astoria. Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter. Elizabeth, to Mr. Ethan Gramm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hershey Gramm, Detroit, Kas.

Both Elizabeth and Ethan are sophomores at McPherson College.

A sacred dramatic Christmas Cantata, “The Lost Carol", was attended by Macollege students last Sunday evening. Directed by Doris Coppock, director of physical education for women at the college, it fictitiuously portrayed the writing of the Christmas carol, "Silent Night, Holy Night".

Those in the east were: Franz Gruber (composer of the carol) —Winston Beam (’50); Frau Gruber — Rita (Evans) Beam (’58); Karl Muller — Max McAuley (’52); the lost son of the Gruber's — Robert Dell, sophomore of McPherson; and the Village Choir — members of the church youth choir.

Cantata, Tableaux Make Up Church Christmas Program

Finding Phillips Brooks, the noted New England divine, ir-ritably pacing his study, a friend asked, "What is the trouble?” The trouble is," answered Dr. Brooks, "that I’m in a hurry— but God isn’t.