One Week Left To Pre-enroll

Pre-enrollment for the next semester will last until May 1. Students who are coming bock next year are asked to pre-enroll by that date.

Pre-enrollment materials can be picked up at the registrar's office. Students should then see their counselors. Tentative enrollment cards should be left with the counselors.

Students who are not returning here to college next year are asked to fill out blanks giving the registrar’s office this information. It will be presumed that those not pre-enrolled will not be returning the following year.

Students Favor System Of Getting Grades

The general opinion of students on the idea of having major professors pass out the grade cards has been favorable although there are a few indifferent students and a few who are opposed.

Rick Hood stated that he thought by having the professors pass out the grade cards gave them a chance to talk to a student who was having trouble or not doing so well.

Other comments were to the effect that the new system operates more efficiently. As one student put it the new idea is “more systematic in getting the cards returned more easily and faster.”

Bechtel Attends-Sociology Meet

Dr. Kenneth C. Bechtel attended the Midwest Sociological Society meting April 16-18 at Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Federal Government Contribution to Social Science Research was in charge of the meeting.

Different sociologists from the Middle West read their papers pertaining to general facts and data of sociology. The papers were criticized and methods of handling sociological problems were discussed.

These meetings were all held in the Corn Husker Hotel at Lincoln with over 400 members attending.

Mixed Quartet Tours In Missouri Churches

The college mixed quartet left Saturday for a tour of Missouri churches. They will return on Sunday. April 26.

The quartet will visit churches at Warrensburg, Luton, Deep Water, Osceola, Spring Branch, St. Louis, Shelley County, Platts-burg, and Kansas City.

They will give programs at Richland. Kansas City, and Olathe in Kansas.

The quartet includes Jan Brallier, Gypsum, Colo., Margaret Lehman, Warrensburg, Mo., Mary Ann Guthals, Elmo, and Roger Killian, Bryan, Ohio, Marlene Klotz, Fredericksburg, Iowa is accompanist for the quartet.

Journalism Positions Filled For Next School Year

Donelda Arick, Tom Ruhser, and Larry Elliott have been chosen by the Board of Publications to fill three journalism positions next year.

Quad Associate Editor

Donelda, a sophomore from Sa-betha, was chosen to become as-sociate editor of the 1959-60 Quadrangle.

Donelda served as copywriter for this year’s Quadrangle. In high school she was make up editor and business manager of the high school yearbook her senior year. She also worked on the school newspaper staff.

She belongs to the Pep Club,

Volume XLIII

McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, April 24, 1959

No. 23

Irvin Wagner To Present Senior Recital, Sunday

Irvin Wagner

Featured duet

A duet with Dwight Oilman, '58, will also be featured. They will play French Suite by Robert King, Eileen Oilman, junior, Enders, Neb., will accompany Irv for his recital.

Irvin Wagner, senior. McPherson, will present his senior recital Sunday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. in the college chapel.

lrv has played the trombone for 11 years and also ploys various other instruments. He has entertained for several occasions and has appeared on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour.

Arranging for the band, quintet. and quartet has also been done by In'. This included solo work and group arrangements.

Assistant Director This year lrv is assistant director of the Macollege Band. He is a member of Music Educators National Conference, the A Cappella Choir. Male Quintet, and president of the student court.

Other organizations Irv has participated in arc CBYF, MCA, and Players’ Club. He was president of the Western Regional Youth Cabinet during his junior year, and was a class officer his freshman year.


His repertoire for Sunday will include Sonata in D Minor, Ar-changelo Corellio Concerto f o r Trombone, Rimsky - Korsakov: Recitative and Prayer, Hector Berlioz; Ballade, Eugene Bozza; and Fantaisie Concertante, Paul Bonneau.

Yoder Appointed To Survey Committee

R. Gordon Yoder, business manager of the college, has been appointed to a state committee which has a part in the higher educational survey conducted by the state of Kansas.

The committee will deal with the development of a probable cost study for Kansas higher education. They meet May 6 in Topeka to begin the work.

Johnson To Be Guest Speaker

“Blue Must” is the theme of the Junior - Senior Banquet to be held May 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Swedish Diner in Salina. Mrs. Maxine Johnson, Minneapolis, will be the speaker.

Tickets are available to all seniors and to all juniors who have paid their class dues. Tickets for guests are $1.50 per person. Students should see Larry Werner for their tickets.

Larry King will be the master of ceremonies, Eileen Oltman will give a farewell to the seniors. Don Cotton. Senior Class President, and LeRoy Hayes. Junior Class President, will give comments.

For music, Rowena Carr will sing and Prof. Paul V. Sollen-berger will play his violin.

Rex Morris is in charge of transportation.

New College Catalogs Are Now Available

New college catalogs for 1959’60, 1960-’61 may now be obtained in the registrar’s office. The new catalog was completed last week.

Mrs. S. M. Dell. Dean Wayne F. Geisert, and Dr. D. W. Bit-tinger supervised the catalog.

Prof. Richard Slimon created an original art design for the red cover and also included some art in the catalog.

Eight pages of pictures are included in the catalog. Non-glare paper has been used for the pages.

Courses have been organized into areas instead of in alphabetical order and the names of the courses are boldfaced.

Larry Elliott

Donelda Arick

He is reporting for the Spec this semester. In high school Larry served as editor of the schoool newspaper and the school yearbook when he was a senior.

Larry is active in MCA, CBYF, Pep Club, and dramatics. He is also a member of next year’s Student Court.

He is a business major, and will move up to managing editor second semester next year, and will be editor the first semester of his junior year.

Church Parlor To Be Scene Of Three One-Act Plays

Overland Park Pastor To Be Chapel Guest

Leland Wilson, pastor of the Overland Park Church of t h e Brethren will be the chapel speaker next Tuesday. He is a Macollege graduate.

On May 1, Central College A Cappella Choir will give a concert.

Casts have been announced for the three one-act plays to be given May 8 in the Church of the Brethren parlor.

Faye Fields, sophomore. Wichita, will direct "The Clod,” The cast is Mary Trask, Nancy Miller: Thad Trask, Vernard Foley; Southerner, Carl Harris: Northerner, Eddie Longmire; and Dick, Larry Elliott.

“The Romancers” will be directed by Larry King, junior, North English, Ia. Sylvette will be played by Carolyn Fillmore, Percinet, Stanley Illin: Pasqui-not, Ken Watson: Bergamin, Kay Wallerich; and Straferal, Terrell Phenice.

Valerie Miller, junior. Rocky Ford. Colo., will direct “Yesterday’s Rations.” Lemuel Wade will be played by David Froth: Ed Martin. Glen Faus; Mollie Wade, JoNelle Thoreen; and Mary Stone, Marilyn Hanley.

The plays will be given in arena staging with the audience seated completely around the actors. This is similar to the horseshoe staging used in “See How They Run."

Choir Spring Concert Cancelled, May 2

Due to scheduling conflicts, illness. and other unforeseen difficulties. the A Cappella Choir has been forced to abandon plans for their spring concert which was to be held at the Community Auditorium, May 2.

Registrar To Attend Work Shop In Wichita

Mrs. Alice B. Martin. Registrar of McPherson College, will attend a Work Shop conducted by the Veteran's Administration for all school personnel who process enrollment documents for veteran trainees. The Work Shop will be held on Thursday. April 30 in Wichita.

Changes in regulations, procedures and instructions will be discussed, questions will be answered and those present will be brought up to date on enrollment procedures.

The first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. The group will eat lunch together at 11:45 a.m. The second session will start at 1 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.

Pre-Med Students Will Visit Medical Center

Five Macollege pre-medical students and Dr. John Burkholder will go to the University of Kansas Medical Center at Kansas City. Saturday, April 25.

The group has been invited to tour the medical center and will also hear discussions on pre-medical curriculums.

Students going are James Freed. Bill Winter, Melvin Roberts, Stanley Ilin, and Garland Wampler.

Two Classes Visit Ranches

John Ward, accompanied by thirty-one boys from the livestock production and animal husbandry classes toured the live-stock production facilities in east central Kansas Friday.

Mr. E. C. Crofoot, former McPherson College graduate, and his son were the chief operators. Mr. Girdner explained the large operation to the class.

There are approximately 20.000 head of cattle fed there annually.

The group also observed livestock production facilities in the Flint Hills area.

They toured the C-K Ranch of Brookville, Kansas, which has a distinction of registering more Hereford calves than any other ranch in the world.

Rec Council, and is a member of the CBYF cabinet.

Donelda is a history major and she will serve as editor of the Quadrangle her senior year.

Quad Business Manager Tom, a sophomore from McPherson, was chosen assistant business manager for the 1959-60 Quadrangle.

He is a business major and is active in MCA, CBYF, Skate Club, and intramurals.

Tom will move up to business manager his senior year.

Spec Campus Editor Larry is a freshman from Fredericksburg. Iowa. He was chosen to become Campus Editor of the Spec next fall.

Tom Ruhser

College Calendar

Tonight, April 24, Barn Party at College Farm. 7-10 p.m.

Tomorrow. April 25 , WAA Banquet, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 26, Music Recital in chapel. 2:30 p.m.

Friday, May 1, Junior - Senior Banquet at Salina.

SSCQ Test To Be Given Thursday

Selective Service College Qualification Tests will be given in the basement of the library on April 30 for all those interested in taking it.

Annual Bloodmobile Visit Successful By Eleven Pints

Measles, Flu Take Toll

Measles and the flu have both been circulating on campus in recent weeks. However, there have not been as many cases as was reported in a recent publication in this community. Generally speaking. all are on the mend now.

Several students were not able to give blood as a result of these sicknesses on campus. This lowered the possible number of blood donors for this area.

Barn Party Begins Tonight At 7:30

Ag Club barn party begins at 7:30 this evening at the college farm. Two hayracks pulled by tractors will be leaving Dotzour Hall for the College farm at 7 p.m.

There will be refreshments served for a slight fee during the evening.

Although exposure to measles prevented donations by 60 or 70 would-be Macollege donors, the Red Cross Bloodmobile visit went over its quota of 160 pints of blood Monday at the Church of the Brethren.

171 Total

The Bloodmobile received a total of 171 pints, largely because of the efforts made by the college students. local radio and newspaper, and ministers who solicited the donors.

People from the country and as far away as Marquette drove in to donate their blood.

Of the 182 volunteer donors that come to give their blood only 11 were rejected for reasons of health.

Second Largest Donation

The total number of pints of blood received Monday was the second largest since the program was started in August. 1948.

The largest number of pints

received was in 1953 when 177 pints were given.

In 1956 a total of 83 pints of blood was taken from 92 people.

In 1958 a total of 141 people came and 134 pints of blood were given.

Measles Prevent Students Exposure to the measles, prevented the volunteering of Macol-lege students who were in A Cappella or Band, or who lived on second and third floor of Dot-zour or third floor of Fahnestock. Also anyone having personal associations with measle victims was rejected.

Free Meal Served

The Home Ec Club served a free meal to all people donating blood.

Plans are already underway for next year’s Bloodmobile visit.

Mrs. Homer Brunk, chairman of the Macollege Bloodmobile visit, worked with Mrs. Naomi Raf-aelsen, executive secretary of the McPherson County Red Cross, in making arrangements.

Pondering With The President . . .

Do Fence Me In

By Dr D. W. Bittinger

Some time ago a song. “Don’t Fence Me In,” was higly popular. The theme of the song, as I recall it, was that restrictions are deadening. One must have freedoms or his personality is hampered.

Our campus is now fenced off over a major part of its area. We feel restricted and fenced in. We may be inclined to revive the song, “Don’t Fence Me In.”

But when fencing-in means progress, then it is good. That is what our fencing-in now involves Being fenced away from the area where a new building is to arise means that it can arise sooner and that we ourselves can be better protected from any dangers attendant to construction. Fencing-in, in this case, is a way to progress.

Fencing-in in other areas of life also lead to progress. If I fence myself in to four disciplinary years of college education, the areas which then are opened to me are much wider than if I had not gone through the fencing-in process.

All of life is like this; discipline leads to growth.

6. Kisses must be well timed The greatest authority is saved for last. He's a taxi driver who you may know, and who has probably witnessed more kissing in his rear-view mirror than a Hol lywood censor sees in a lifetime of wide-screen exposure.

Connell’s Cornier

University of Kansas campus police couldn't understand how cars were getting into a parking lot, past a toll gate, without specially issued-cards. The-cards had to be inserted into the gate to make it rise.

Yet drivers without the cards were parking there, said DAILY KANSAN.

Then a little boy was seen putting something in the gate and gleefully watching startled drivers edge into the lot. His “ticket?” A piece of popcorn box.

“I saw people putting cards in, "explained the six-year-old, “so I tried my own.”

Police have reset the toll gate so popcorn boxes don’t work there anymore.

Ground Rules Given For Game Of Pursuit

College men know it . . . history shows it ... a Chinese sage wrote it: ‘’Pursuit,” said Hsi Lu Ying, a court poet of the T’any dynasty,' “is the natural condition of men and maidens.”

Unfortunately. Hsi never got around to telling us who chases whom. And so The Great Game has been played down the ages, sometimes Adam sprinting after Eve. Eve occasionally turning the tables, no one knowing exactly who does what.

Because the ground rules have never really been settled, we picked the brains of the world’s greatest theoreticians and have come up with a set of rules guaranteed to clarify, once and for all. the roles of a man and a woman in The Great Game.

1.    The woman calls the tune. The Roman poet Ovid, said that a man should do her bidding, smile when she smiles, weep when she weeps.

2.    The man pays the compli

ments. Ours has become a civilization in which the female flatters the male, plucking expertly on the chords of male vanity.

One thing there is a man should never tell a woman: how much sweeter is her kiss than those of any other. For the wrath of woman compared to another is as the wind in the desert.

3.    Both appeal to the senses. Women know this instinctively, hence their perfumes, raspberry-scented lipsticks, tinkling bracelets. Men have had to learn it.

4.    The man gives gifts. This appears to be a universally recognized custom. A Watusi tribesman in Africa presents his fair lady with the teeth of a boar as

a sign that he’d like to go steady.

But there is a ray of hope in this stacked deekmen. According to on Indian proverb, a maiden’s heart is like a magnifying glass. “It enlarges the small and sees nothing of the large.”

The moral: if you want to make a hit with your girl, give her a little gift for no reason at all rather than a big one for some obvious occasion. Or, as the Irish say, “Monday’s rose smells sweeter than Sunday's bouquet.”

5. The woman acts coy. This is an essential part of The Great Game, for man was meant to be the hunter and it’s a pretty foolish feeling to be a hunter without any game to stalk.

Men of America will be well-fed, except they’ll be eating hamburgers and mashed potatoes until their wives learn to cook something else.

So predicts Western Reserve University’s RESERVE TRIBUNE after polling 50 coeds on cooking proficiency. All 50 said they could make hamburgers,, 47 agreed to mashed potatoes, 45 claimed homemade' coffee and chocolate cake.

Twenty were confident they were good cooks, the rest admitting to “fair” or “poor.” Two-thirds of the "fair-poors” plan to improve their cooking before marriage, while the others deem such unnecessary.

Only half feel it’s really important to know how ’o cook before marriage, so they’ll be practicing on heir own families. This is especially true since ail but seven intend to do their cooking. Four of these think they’ll have their own cooks, while the other three hope to “eat out.”

“Most kisses,” he reports, “begin at the thirty-five cent mark. That’s after the girl has a chance to get settled in her seat and the guy works up the necessary move. For those who don’t know when to kiss a girl — a tip: she’s ready

when she drops her arms to her sides. I’ve never seen it fail." Great game!

One man to another: “We’re a nonprofit organization. We didn’t mean to be — but we are.”

Mac Bulldogs Beat Tabor In Dual Track Meet

Tennis, Golf Teams Score Double Victory Over Bethel

The McPherson College tennis and golf teams scored a double victory over the Bethel College teams last Friday. The tennis team won 7-0 and the golf team won 81/2- 61/2. The tennis meet was held on the McPherson College courts and the golf at the Country Club.


Rex. Morris. Mac. over John Unruh; 42-48-90 to 53-48-101 Howard Garwick, Mac, over David Beardmore: 55-54-109 to 5665-118

Stanley Stover, Mac, over Joe Brown; 58-59-117 to 67-61-123 Don Nelson, Mac, tied Bob Ediger; 50-51-101 Bill Carney, Bethel, over Pete Reinecker; 52-24 (with four holes to go) to 58-58-116


In tennis: Likhite, Mac, over Kreider; 6-3, 7-5

Wenger, Mac, over Preheim; 6-2, 6-3

Wachtman, Mac, over Claas-sen; 6-3, 6-0

Yoder. Mac, over Schmidt: 6-2, GO

Landrum. Mac, over Wiedeman 6-1, 6-0

Likhite - Wachtman over Kreider - Preheim: 6-2, 0-6, 6-3

Wenger - Yoder over Claassen-Schmidt; 7-5, 6-2

Sterling Downs Mac In Tennis Match

Sterling College scored a tennis victory over the McPherson College team Monday. 6-3. All of McPherson’s victories came in

Chaff Bids . . .

Farewell, Circle Drive

By Faus, Fofey, and Harris

A note of sadness has descended upon McPherson College, for the air, the earth, the very elements of college life have been tom and mutilated by the relentless march of progress.

Our scenic Circle Drive with its tall cedars marching like valient knights around the flagpole; with its firm sod which has felt the tread of the primeval buffalo, the noble redman, and the dedicated scholar: with its stately white gateway framing the towered citadel of Truth, old Sharp Hall — the asphalt, the trees, the leaves of grass — this is our Circle Drive, a vault of memory pressed down, shaken together, and filled to overflowing.

But now ravenous bulldozers have torn the tender fingers of the trees from the good block earth, relentless jackhammers have crumbled the base of the flagpole into pitiful fragments, and that slender sentinel of the sunset is no more.

Soon even the last staunch remnants: the circled asphalt and the lonely gateway will be utterly devastated by. the cruel machine. the callous workman, and the calculating contractor.

But alas, our time of weeping must be brief. The clarion call of the future sounds in the sad recesses of our souls, calling us

The McPherson Bulldogs won the dual track meet with Tabor College of Hillsboro on April 4, 82-49. McPherson won firsts in 10 events on the windy track and field.

Tabor won its five firsts in the 440 yd. dash. 880 yd. dash, 220 yd. dash, mile relay, and the high jump.

Mile — Melton, Mac; Wiebe, Tabor; Hadley, Mac — 5:02.2

440 yd. dash — Dahl, Tabor: Franz, Tabor; Elliott — 52.2

100 yd. dash — Ragland, Mac; Thomas, Tabor: Keefer, Mac —


High hurdles — J. Rolfs, Mac: Gaede, Tabor; Metsker, Mac —


880 yd. dash Franz. Tabor: Frazier, Mac. Nachtigal, Tabor— 2:11.2

220 yd. dash — Thomas. Tabor: Ragland, Mac Heinz, Mac— 23.7

Two mile — Melton. Mac: Cabbage, Mac: Bittinger, Mac — 11:27.7

Low hurdles — Keefer, Mac: Gaede, Tabor; Isaac, Tabor —


Mile relay — Tabor — 3:37.7

Pole vault — Huffman, Mac: Elliott, Mac; Wiebe, Tabor — 12' 1"

High jump — D. John. Tabor; Heidebrecht, Mac and Gaede, Tabor, tie — 5’ 10”

Shot put — J. McPherson, Mac: Otte, Mac: Wesselowski, Mac — 39’ 2”

Javelin — Lewis, Mac: Franz, Tabor: Chilson, Mac — 176’ 7”

Broad jump — Ragland, Mac: Keefer. Mac: Franz. Tabor — 21'

Discus — J. McPherson, Mac: Metsker, Mac: Chilson, Mac — 111’ 31/2"

Delk-Lichty Lead Softball League

The Delk - Lichty team is leading the intramural softball league with a 3-0 record. Melvin Roberts, a member of the leading team, is leading sluggers with three home runs. Eleven other players have hit one each.

Brunner - Thoreen was scheduled to meet Burkholder-Brown-ing Wednesday night for the second game for both teams. Brun-ner-Thoreen has won its only contest.

Coach Smith To Be Starter At Relays

Sid Smith, coach and athletic director at McPherson College, will be the official starter for the Beloit Relays this year. Smith will go to Beloit Friday. April 24. to complete his third year as official starter for the events.

Macollege Fifth In Ottawa Relays

The McPherson College track team won 5th place in the Ot tawa Relays last Friday. April 17. Only one carload of Bulldogs went to the meet because of the weather. All eight Kansas Conference members participated in the meet, with the addition of Tabor College of Hillsboro.

Ottawa, with 55 points, won first place. Bethel took second Baker University landed in third spot. Friends University and Ta bor were tied for fourth place, and McPherson in fifth. Kansas Wesleyan. College of Emporia and Bethany finished the meet in that order.    

Tom Ragland won second place in the broad jump and Galen Huffman took first in the pole vault, going 12 feet. McPherson won third in the 880 relay and third in the sprint medley relay to pick up their points.

the singles events: Likhite, Wenger, and Wachtman won their matches.

to retain the best of the past. and to march out with courage into the future’s dawning.

So it is only fitting that from the smitten cedars of Circle Drive, we students should shape treasured sourvenirs; tokens to cherish through our fruitful afteryears, to remind us of the golden days of our search for knowledge.

Therefore. Chaff, as another public service, in order to perpetuate the past, support the sloppy stickyness of sentimentality, make constructive use of the filthy debris that now impedes the constructor’s work, and mainly to pay our tuition has manufactured souvenirs from the waste and now offers them for the student to buy.

Yes. you too can be a mem ber of the smart new modern set, a person of distinction, a student with snob appeal, if you own one of these beautiful souvenirs, lovingly shaped by skillful craftsmen from the most select and seasoned Cedars of Circle Drive.

Yes. you too can be one of the lucky students who wear with pride a Chaff Cedar Sweatshirt.

Indeed, you cannot consider yourself a member of the smart set unless you own a Chaff Cedar Sweatshirt, hand carved from solid cedar. Have you ever considered the virtues of a wood en sweatshirt?

Tests by leading independent laboratories prove that Chaff Cedar Sweatshirts are the most wrinkle-resistant on the market: they are garments that laugh at laundry bills.

They said it couldn’t be done

. . couldn't be done . . . couldn’t be done .... But Chaff with voluminous research has done it. We have produced the first completely sanforized sweatshirt on the market.

Seven New York doctors say. "No fabric rash with Chaff Cedar Sweatshirts.”

Chaff Cedar Sweatshirts come in four cunningly designed sizes: small, medium, large, and maternity.

Get your order for a Chaff Cedar Sweatshirt in now by merely writing your name and size on a $20 bill and slipping it under the door of room 410 Dotzour. Within two weeks you too will have a cedar chest.

“Tulip Tournament” Blooms In Blue Room

"Tulip Tournament” is the sports theme for the annual WAA Banquet which will be held this Saturday night, April 25, at 6:30 in the Blue Room of the Warren Hotel.

There will be a short program following dinner. The annual event will be a formal occasion with only WAA members, who have been active for two seasons and their dates attending.

J. Keith Cline, superintendent of buildings and associate superintendant of gr-ounds, has been riding his bike for about four years. He rides it "to save his feet”, the same reason everyone else does. (Spectator Photo)

Mr. Cline Finds Robbers, Big Cats—All Part Of Life

Vaniman Room Gets New Look

Redecorating the second floor bedroom at Vaniman Hall is the interior design class project for this semester.

• In preparation for the project each girl in the class chooses her own color scheme, floor plan, job list, and budget for the room. The class then voted for the best plan.

The class chose a color scheme of green and pink, green predominantly, and were given 575 to spend on the room. The general theme of the room is modified period.

Arlene Rolfs is the chairman of the project.

She is being assisted by four committees chosen to work on different parts of the project.

The committee on the bedspread and drapes is composed of Zoann Ewing, Lila Cook, and Ellen Williams.

Veneta Howell, Karen Yoder, and Emilie Rowland are in charge of the wallpaper and woodwork.

The floor is being refinished by Helen Williams and Elizabeth Pittman.

Jo Ann Negley, Carol Duncan, and Ellen Strycher are refiniish-ing the furniture.

Mrs. Wesley DeCoursey is the teacher of the interior and design class.

Wand' rings

Christians! Beware Of Self-Righteousness

J. Keith Cline, superintendent of buildings and associate superintendent of grounds, has had a variety of experiences prior to coming to Macollege. He has done such things ranging from helping bank robbers out of the snow to driving big cats.

During a bad blizzard in Colorado some years ago. Mr. Cline and a friend were having trouble getting through the snow. Another car with a few men and a girl was also having trouble and so they took turns helping each other.

The woman who was in the other car was in the back scat and had something covered with a blanket but at the time Mr. Cline and his friend thought nothing of it. They later found out that the woman had a machine gun under the blanket.

When they finally got to town Mr. Cline and his friend tried to talk the people in the other car into staying for awhile because of the storm. They said that they wanted to move on and so refused.

During the time that the two parties had been helping each other out of the snow, one of the other men lost his cap. An

old woman advised the man to go into the store and buy himself another cap but he said that he couldn’t afford it so she gave him a dollar to buy a cap with.

Aided Robbers

The next morning the people of the town found out that the car load of people that they had helped had robbed the bank of Mani-tou, Colo., of a large sum of money. This naturally caused a lot of excitement in the little town.

The little town where all of the excitement occurred was Mc-Clave, Colo. The small eastern Colorado town was where Mr. and Mrs. Cline lived prior to moving to McPherson and Macollege.

Former Mechanic

Mr. Cline was originally a mechanic but had to give up mechanic work because the gas fumes bothered him. It was during his time as a mechanic that he had the run in with the bank robbers.

Mr. Cline worked for the county for about seven years driving big caterpillers and other such equipment. He was also in charge of a WPA gang for about a year and a half during the depression years.

Students Dine In French Style

Mrs. D. W. Bittinger, Instructor in Foreign languages, entertained ten members of the French class at her home oh April 17. Mrs. Bittinger greeted the guests in French and they responded in French.

The group viewed pictures of interesting places in France. Shirley Turner and Mrs. Donna Slimon told stories of French books they had read. The students aided Mrs. Bittinger in preparing the French meal.

Members of the class which attended the dinner were Carolyn Cotton. John Dilley, Harvey Hess, Lynda Igel, Elizabeth Pittman, Shirley Reynolds, Mrs. Donna Slimon, Ellen Stryker, Shirley Turner, and Karen York.

The menu consisted of assorted hors-d’oeuvses, cheese fandue (eaten by dipping small pieces of bread into a hot bubbling cheese mixture), apple and cabbage salads, delta tea. and chilled raspberry dessert.

Just prior to coming to McPherson Mr. Cline was custodian of the high school in McClave.


About four years ago eight bicycles were left at the school for the summer.' Mr. Cline thought that the bikes had been left by students for good so he took his pick and fixed it up to ride.

When school resumed the following fall. Mr. Cline discovered that the bike he had fixed up belonged to Ed Switzer. Ed told Mr. Cline that if he could get more use out of the bike than he was getting, he could have it.

Mr. Cline has been riding the bike ever since. Mr. Cline says that he rides the bike ”to save my feet.” He has a lot of ground to cover in keeping the buildings, including the courts, in good shape.

Mr. Cline arrived in McPherson during the summer of 1946. At that time he was in charge of both the grounds and build-

Oliver, Merkey

Rev. and Mrs. F. A. Oliver, Cordell, Okla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Violet, to Mr. George Merkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Merkey, Cloud Chief, Okla.

Violet is a freshman at Macollege while George is farming in Oklahoma.

An August, 1960, wedding has been planned.

ings. Since that time the responsibilities have been divided into two different departments.

By Watson

Surely, it is the duty of all Christians to try to be righteous, but there is also a sin connected with this virtue.

SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS is hypocritical. Self - righteousness is Pharisaical. Self-righteousness is elevating one’s self to a point above other people, thinking one is better than other people. and judging other people.

A person cannot be a selfrighteous Christian. He must be either one or the other.

Where does one person get the right to judge another person? Where does one group of people get the right of saying that they are closer to God than anyone else?    

Is it Christian for a person to brag about his religion to the point that it becomes obnoxious to others?

We cannot convert people to Christianity by telling them that we are better than they are.

No doubt, certain people do believe that they are “called of God.” but in reality, they arc keeping people out of the Church by their self-righteous attitude.

We are each called to do our Christian duty: some of us are called to be ministers, but many more of us are not.

Let us beware, if we feel as though God has called us to do a duty, that we do it in His name, and for His sake, not in our name, and for our own sakes.

No matter what we feel is our Christian duty, we should strive

to carry it out without a selfrighteous attitude.

It is good for people to try to do their Christian duty, as long as they do it in a Christian way.

Area Supervisor Visits Campus

T. R. Williams, district supervisor from the F. W. Woolworth Company, was on campus last Wednesday. April 15, and interviewed two Macollege seniors.

Larry Kinzie, Des Moines. Iowa, and Lawrence Barrett, Canton were both interviewed by Mr Williams about work for the Wool worth Company after their grad uation in May.

McPherson Sponsors Fund-Raising Campaign

The city sponsored a fund-raising campaign Tuesday to obtain the needed funds for All-Schools’ Day on May 15. The day is in honor of the eighth grade graduates of the county.

Edwin Mohler, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Mohler of McPherson, is the Prince Charming for the event. The Queen is Janice Gustafson and the Maid of Honor is LaVonne Stucky, both of McPherson.

Four Schools Visited By Education Students

Elementary education students went on a field trip April 14 to the Inman. Haven. Union Valley and Martin rural schools.