Volume XLII



McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas September 26, 1958

No. 3

Rev. Baugher To Deliver Dedication Message Sunday

Rev. Norman Baugher, general secretary of the General Brotherhood Board, will speak for the dedication of the new educational building for, the McPherson Church of the Brethren at 10:30 Sunday morning.

The schedule for Sunday begins at 9:30 with organ mediations followed by the church school opening.

Open house for the college students will be held at 3 p.m Town people will also have the opportunity to visit the building at this time.

The Board of Christian Education will be the hosts for the afternoon. Tea will be served in the Multi-purpose room.

Theme of the evening service at the church will be "Some New Techniques in Christian Education” and will feature a series of colored slide pictures showing the progression of the educational building.

There will also be choral speaking and a rhythmic interpretation of the "Lord’s Prayer.”

TV To Feature Macollege Oct. 2

KTVH television will present a series of programs beginning Thursday Oct. 2. in which McPherson College will be a guest at 1:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

A panel type program on the church college is planned for the first program. Discussion will center around the principles and perspectives of the church college and athletics-

The exact theme for the program will be announced later.

Members of the panel will consist of Dale Brown, director of religious life. Dr. Burton Metz-ler, professor of philosophy and religion. Sid Smith, director of Athletics and coach. Dick Bit-tinger, senior. McPherson, and Jerry McPherson, senior, Mc-Louth.    

Other colleges will participate in the daily program known as the "Community Window."

College Calendar

Tomorrow night, Saturday, Sept. 27, football game at Bethel beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2, Freshman-Sophomore tug of war at the Lagoon. 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Friday. Oct. 3, football game with Baker, here.

October 18. Homecoming. Bulldogs will play Kansas Wesleyan.

Mac Trustees To Let Contract For Sharp Hall During Winter

Enrollment Soars To 480; Nearly 100 From McPherson

The present total enrollment for McPherson College is 480. Of this number, 428 are full time students. There are 52 special students attending college.

One hundred sixty-six of the enrollment are freshmen. There are 103 sophomores. The juniors number 76, and the senior class has the enrollment of 83.

There is a 10 per cent overall increase. The freshmen enrollment is the largest that it has ever been in McPherson College.

Nearly one fourth of the McPherson College student body is from the city of McPherson and its surrounding area-

Over 100 students from the city of McPherson have enrolled for the fall semester.

The freshman class leads the student delegation from McPherson with 39 students. They are Lyle Barker, Ronald Barragree, Robert Bender. James Bowman. Karl Buskirk, Phillip Campbell, Donna Coe, Randy Cooper, Joan Corwin, Carolyn Cotton.

James Darrah, Beverly E i s, Ronald Embers, Leslie Funk, Kenton Gearhart, Gary Graal-man, Eugene Paul Graves, Linda Hendryx, Robert Hiebert, Ka thy Jones, Richard Keefer, Linda Larsen, Gordon Lewis, Har-lon Loving, Robert Luty.

Laurel Nelson, Danil Olmsted, Charles Pfalzgraf, Michael Post, Russell Post, LeWayne Premer, Max Reed, James Rogers, Gaylord Rosebrough, Charles Scharf, Philip Wachtman, Rollyn Wall, Anita White, and Vena Catherine


The senior class follows with 29 students from McPherson. They are Richard Bittinger, Jane Clouse, Thelma Clouse, Donald Cotton, Jerry Dundas, Carl Edi-ger, Gene Elliott, Faye Frederick, Larry Hayes, Robert Hill, Mrs. Joan Goering Johnson.

Harry Livermore. Larry Miller. David Nigh. Doris Peltzman, Harold Pfalzgraf, Gary Pigott, Kenneth Stucky, Mary Beth Tolle, Irvin Wagner, Ruth Dalene Ar-thaud, Iona Guse, Alice Haskard, Hannah Krumbach, Mildred Low-man, Margaret Peterson, Ouida Pyle, Louise Stucky, and Jeannette Stump.

Sophomores from McPherson number 13. They are John Brand. Robert Dell, John Heidebrecht, Raymond Hull, Phillip Lowe, Florence Peel," Jimmy Quinn. Tom Ruhser, Donna Slimon, Gary Stelting, Keith Stelting, Larry Wilson, and Glenn Wilmoth.

The 15 juniors from McPherson are Wayne Frantz, Deanna Goer-ing Grove, Carl Gustafson, Ronald Harden, Leta Hawn, Richard Heidehrecht, William Janssen, Marvin Keck, John Lehman, Rex Morris, Chester Peckover, Arlene Rolfs, Eileen Turner, Dean Young, and Phyllis Zook.

Among the special students listed from McPherson are Mrs. Carol Pfalzgraf, Mrs. Ruth Lehman. Wilma Zupancic, Jospehine Stevenson, Christine Heiner, Sally Newton, Mrs. Rita Banman, Merlin Frank Adamson, Eugene Snyder, Mrs. Betty Jane Quiring, and Ester Edwards.

Many Attend School Picnic

Macollegc students and faculty put aside their regular classes and duties for an afternoon of fun and relaxation at Lake Kan-opolis Monday, Sept. 22.

The students participated in swimming, softball, hiking, and other activities.

Among the interesting features of the day was a nature hike, led by Dr. Wesley DeCoursey.

Some of the many interesting things observed by the 20 students who went on this hike were a Kangaroo rat. blue tailed lizzard, several bull snakes, and the scal6 remains of a fish.

Professor Ward pointed out many different types of grass. Dr. DeCoursey explained various rock formations. Professor Burkholder named several different plants and animals for the students.

No picnic is complete without its traditional wiener roast, potato chips, pop, and apples. This was held on the Kanopolis beach " The day of activities ended at twilight with a short vesper ser vice on the hillside overlooking the lake.

Songs were led by Marlene Klotz, sophomore from Fredericks burg. Iowa. A choral reading of Weldon Johnson's "The Creation" from God’s Trombones was given by a group of students.

Many Write Articles For Each Spectator

Curtis Broadwater. Mike Post. Donelda Arick, Sherland Ng, Kathy Duncan, Eddy Longmire, Chester Peckover, Irma Wymore, Sharon McDaneld, and Lester Zook are the new reporters for the Spectator. As each semester begins anew, the editorship changes hands and new reporters arc added to the staff.

Old Sharp Hall, the first building on Macampus, will soon be replaced with a new and modem Sharp Hall.

Members Of Vocal Groups Named By Prof. Frederick

October 18 Set As Date For Homecomind

Homecoming at Macollege will be held October 18. The festivities of the day will begin at 10 a.m. with a get-together of the first and second year Alumni in the Student Union Room. Numerous other activities are planned for the evening.

The Bulldogs will be hosts to the Kansas Wesleyan football team from Salina at 7:30 in the evening.

Prof. Don Frederick announces the names of those in musical ensembles.

The ladies trio is Pat Albright, soprano: Carolyn Fillmore, mezzo; and Norma Watkins, alto. Norma Watkins is the student leader. Eileen Oltman is accompanist for the trio.

A brass-male quintet has been organized this year. Thus group will be both a vocal and brass group. Irvin Wagner is the student leader. The quintet is Glenn Ferguson, tenor and trombone: Irvin Wagner, tenor and trombone: Gary Stelting. tenor and trombone; Bob Dell, bass and trombone; and Marvin Weddle. bass and trombone.

The varsity mixed quartet and the college mixed quartet are going to sing together this year in a mixed ensemble. The varsity quartet is Sheryl Strom, soprano: Clara Zunkel, alto; Larry Sanders, tenor: and Dick Reinke, bass, Clara Zunkel is student leader.

The college quartet is Mary Ann Guthals, soprano and student leader; Margaret Lehman, alto, Roger Killion, tenor: and Jan Braillier, bass, Valerie Miller is accompanist.

A Cappella Choir

Members of the Macollege A Cappclla Choir have been chosen after two weeks of deliberation. They are listed below.

In the first soprano section are Mary Ann Guthals, Pat Albright, Sheryl Strom, Anna Vassiloff, Ro-wena Carr, Betty Oltman, and Linda Owens, alternate.

The second sopranos are Carolyn Fillmore, Joyce Berry, Valerie Miller, Ann Swinger, Emilie Rowland, and Nancy Eris-

man. alternate.

First altos are Norma Watkins Shirley Groth, Clara Zunkel, Mar lene Klotz, and Patsy Bolen Second altos are Kathy Burk holder, Eileen Oltman, Bonnie Lewis, Margaret Lehman, and Jo Nelle Thoreen, alternate.

In the first tenor section are Dick Landrum. Glenn Ferguson. Harvey Hess. Roger Killian, and Joe Reeves, alternate. Second tenors are Carl Harris, Larry Sanders, Gary Stelting, Raymond Hull, and Dick Ferris, alternate.

First basses arc Larry King, Vernon Reinecker, Irvin Wagner. Dohn Kruschwitz, and Larry Washer, alternate. The second basses are Jan Brallier, Bob Dell, Dick Reinke, Garland Wampler, Marvin Weddle, Melvin Roberts, and Jake Guenther, alternate.

College Church Choir

The members of the College Church Choir have also been announced according to Prof. Donald Frederick.

In the soprano section arc Ro-wena Carr, Elizabeth Pittman, Ann Swinger, Emilie Rowland, Shirley Reynolds, Helen Williams, Judy Beaver, Norma Schr-eiber, Linda Rodabaugh, Ellen Strycker, Shirley Williams, Glenda Wine, and Juanita Fike.

The altos arc Jo Nelle Thoreen, Pat Huber, Bonnie Lewis, Delores Lahman, Gail Fillmore, Sarah Harnly, Terry Strom, Roberta Varner, and Velma Harris.

The tenors are Jim Nettleton, Jerry Tietzens, Dick Ferris, Dennis Hubbard, and Joe Reeves. In the bass section are Garland Wampler, Dick Reinke, Jake Guenther, Jan Brallier, Melvin Roberts and Vernard Foley.

The contract for building a new Sharp Hall on the Macollege campus will be let sometime during the winter, the college trustees decided Saturday at a special meeting. The estimated cost will be $600,000.

The trustees also discussed continuing the college development financial campaign. especially among the Churches of the Brethren in the 21 states making up the constituency of the college.

The new building, which will replace the old Sharp Hall, which is now the oldest building on the campus, will be built immediately in front of the present building. The old building will be in use during the construction period.

The architect estimates that one year will be required to complete the building.

The building will provide quarters for the adminstration offices, classrooms for several departments and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1,200.

The new Sharp Hall is a part of a 10-year development pro-. gram which the college hopes to complete by 1962 during the 75th anniversary of the college.

Already constructed as a part of the over-all development program are the girls’ dormitory. Dotzour Hall: a new’ stadium and the College Courts. Yet ’ to be provided, including a new Sharp Hall, are additional housing for students and a combined student anion and cafeteria.

12 Study Here From Overseas

The McPherson College family broadens our outlook on life through the influence of the twelve International Students on campus. Nine countries are represented by three students in each of the four respective classes.

The seniors are Anna Vassiloff from Salonika, Greece; Tai Kyun Kim from Seoul,. Korea; and Mon-suru Disu from Lagos. Nigeria.

The juniors representing three countries arc Lan Ying Fu from Taipei, Giina; Christian Okerea-for from Ghana, West Africa; and Sherland Ng from Maui, Hawaii. Sherland also is Publicity Chairman for MCA and Student Council Treasurer.

Three countries are represented in each of the sophomore and freshman classes. They are: Lillian Aotaki from Lahaina Maul, Hawaii; Bernard DeSa from Bombay, India; and Arcelio Lopez from Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, all sophomores. The freshman are Enrique (Henry) Esqui-no from Mexico City, Mexico; Constantine Papendreop o u 1 o s from Voloj, Greece; and Wing Yuen (Charles) Ng from Kowloon Hong Kong, China.

Old Opera House Played Big Role In Early Era

By Jo Ann Negley

‘ I know not how true this tale may be. I tell it as ’twas told to me."    

If you had been a student at McPherson College back in the good ol' days, you probably would have taken your best girl to the McPherson Opera House on Saturday night.

The old opera house was part of what students now know as the Mac Theater located on Main Street down town. It was built in 1887 and was at that time a "modem and elegant structure” with a seating capacity of 900 costing $42,000.

The auditorium had on its ground floor a parquet dress circle. above which was a balcony circle and a gallery. Each of the three floors was reached by separate stairways so the place could be cleared easily in case of emergency.

Many standard attractions were booked each season. Frequently a traveling troup of actors would present a special attraction for your Saturday night date. Traveling theatrical troups presented operas and Shakespearean ploys frequently.

The Choral Union, a chorus of

60 to 70 town people put on musicals and operettas such as "Bel-chazer."

Talent shows with minstrels and other oustanding features were held frequently.

The third story of the old opera house was also used for court sessions before the present court house was built.

Coppock Is Director Of Lutheran Choirs

Miss Doris Coppock, associate professor in music, is directing two choirs at the Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson.

Miss Coppock directs the junior choir which has about 20 members. The choir is made up of about half boys and half girls. The senior choir, which Miss Coppock directs, has a membership of 15.

The junior choir rehearses at 6:30 on Thursday evening. The senior choir rehearses at 7:30 Thursday evening and sings every Sunday morning at the 10:45 service. The junior choir sings twice a month at the 8:15 service.

Pondering With The President

Getting Started Right

By Dr. D. W. Bittinger

Many a race is lost in the first lap; many a life is ruined in its younger years. This can be because the young person got started wrong.

The following are a few ways in which one can start wrong:

1.    By ruining his health through improper sleep, improper eating, indulgences in alcohols, narcotics, or other things.

2.    By choosing the wrong friends to run around with.

3.    By having ideals too low.

4. By not having any goal toward which he strives.

5. By forgetting the church.

Getting off to a right start by-passes these things. We hope that every student of McPherson College gets started off right this year. If this happens we can have a great year.

Student Voices An Opinion

Chapels can be interesting or they can be a bore. Usually the type of chapel depends mainly on

the student's attitude.

Some people who attend chapels or assemblies come with the attitude that "this is the hour when" they can study or sleep. These people are usually night owls and never get to bed before two.

They give nothing to the chapel or asembly program and do not bother to contribute to the part of the program which was planned especially with them in. mind.

Still another type of person who attends chapel or assemblies is the type who has to talk to his neighbor and catch up on the latest gossip.

This type of conversation usually consists of what went on lost night in the girls dorm, who was engaged last night, who slipped and fell in the shower, etc. This is the "talk with your neighbor over the back fence in chapel” type of person.

Those of us who fall into these categories are 1. discourteous to the speaker and 2. discourteous to the people who are sitting near you.

The best way to survive this mandatory type chapel is to act interested. For as you act interested you most surely will profit. for you may learn something you didn't know. And in acting interested you may become interested.

The Christian Worker Students are urged to observe Christian Education Week, the week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 5 The theme for the Week is “The Christian Worker and His Calling."

Chaff Bargains

Books For Sale

By Faus, Foley, and Harris

Every place you look these days you see bulletin boards full of signs and posters about some pesky boring old textbooks that someone wants Ur sell.

Of course you have discovered by now that the interesting part of your courses is the outside reading, mainly because you can read the oddest things and still get by.

In the past CHAFF has done voluminous amounts of outside reading and has collected piles and piles of unique books. And now. at great sacrifice to ourselves we are offering as a public service some of the best of these books for sale so that you loo may have the opportunity to read them and become maladjusted.

Here are some choice titles to read with your sociology, education. and history courses. They may be picked up at our branch office in room 410 Dotzour.

"Shooting Mau Maus for Fun and Profit,” by Hop-A-Long Cassidy. Illustrated with 16 gruesome corpses. Price — $2.00.

"The Sex Drives of a Ping Pong Ball.” anonymous, 50 pages, price —.$25.00.

"The Growth and Development of Pimples.” by Acne Scarface. You too can be a social outcast, learn simple pimple pinching, America’s fastest growing indoor sport. 200 pages, 100 gruesome step by step illustrations. Price— 25c.

"Paradise Lost,” by Sherman Adams, price — one fur coat.

"Somebody Up There Liked Me.” by Bernard Goldfine, price — $4.50.    

"The Power of Positive Winking.” A term paper written by Zelda Zombie for Marriage and Family class the semester before she got married. Includes sections on How to make eyes. How to make up eyes. How to make out eyes. How to punch out eyes. 72 eye-filling illustrations. 18 of them in color. For rent only, by special arrangement with CHAFF.

"Why Johnny Can’t Go to School." by Orval Faubus. An objective analysis of the latest trends and theories in progressive education. 103 illustrations, none of them colored. Price — $10 in confederate money.

"Gullible’s Travels,” by John Foster Pull. Price — 6 bucks.

"Morbid Dick in South America.” by Mrs. Pat Nixon, price — 6 rocks.

"Understanding the Teacher.” by Homer Brunk. Price — $1.50.

"The Kinzie Report.” A comprehensive study of boy - girl relationships on (he McPherson College Campus written by Casanova Kinzie as a term project

Spectator Extends Congratulations

Congratulations are extended to Joan Walters, who was named state winner of the National Peace Contest last spring and received honorable mention in the national contest. Title of her speech was "Can the U.N. offer a workable solution for world peace?"

Last spring at the state contest speeches were taped and sent to the national contest. There were four place winners and the honorable mention.

Prof. Frantz Attends Little Zone School

Merlin Frantz, head of the Education department, attended a Little Zone School at Great Bend Sept. 23 and 24. He was a representative of the five-college faculty group.

the semester before he was requested to leave. 2 pages, 645 illustrations, 300 in color, 200 offcolor. Price — $150.00.

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September 26, 1958

Bethel Hosts McPherson In Conference Opener

Bulldogs Victorious 44-13; Hold Big St. Mary’s Line

The McPherson College Bull dogs will be opening conference play against the Bethel Grey-maroons Saturday evening at Newton starting at 7:30 p.m.

Coach Sid Smith reports that Bethel has a solid veteran team including a dozen lettermen who possess much speed and desire.

Bethel was defeated soundly last weekend 52-0 by a powerful Northwest Oklahoma State squad The Grey maroons will

definitely be all out for this week's


The Bulldogs nipped Bethel in last year’s game 18-16. The Bulldogs were the strong ground gain-, ers while Bethel took to the air in the contest.

In the series with Bethel since 1922, the Bulldogs have inflected 23 defeats on the Graymaroons while allowing them-only nine

Captains, Rules Listed For Volleyball Competition

Volleyball competition in intramural activities at McPherson College resumed on Sept. 23 announces George Keim, director of physical education for men.

The games will be played for 45-minute intervals beginning at 6:15, 7. and 7:45 p.m.

Teams will consist of married couples for one group and single persons for the other. Teams for the singles will consist of five men and three women. The married teams will consist of five couples.

The intramural committee consists of Melvin Roberts. Terry Weddle. Larry Clark. Don Leffler, and Pete Reinecker.

Team captains for the singles ore Rickie Hood. Sandy Schrock: David Fruth, Jo Nelle Thoreen: W a y n e Grossnickle, Sharon Schrock: Art Chilson, Diane Browning: Cliff Baile, Shirley Turner: Dick Landrum, Valerie Miller.

Roy Jones, Carolyn Cotton: Max Grossnickle, Marlene Klotz: Bobby Erisman, Annetta Swing er: Thomas Ruhser, Faye Fields Larry McPherson, Linda Royer Dennis Brubaker, La Vena Mur rey, and Larry Clark, Sarah Lou Harnly.

The team captains for the mar ried couples are Melvin Swinger Jerry McPherson. Pete Reineck er, Ed Delk, and Earl Guiot.

Anyone wishing to play, but who has not registered, may so George Keim, Jerry McPherson senior. McLouth. and Rickie Hood

senior, Cabool, Mo., will provide student assistance for direction of the games.

Rules and suggestions governing conduct of the games are as follows:

1.    All girls’ serves may be assisted if needed and it may not

be a spike.

2.    A ball which touches any part of the body other than the hand and forearm becomes a dead ball and it is either side out or point for the other side.

3.    Net balls shall be replayed.

4.    If none of the women mem-bers of the team come, the game must be forfeited. If only one woman comes, three men may play, or if only two women come, four men may play.

5.    When games are not offi

ciated, teams should call faults on their own side, not on the opponents. One who holds the ball should call his own fault, as well as the one who hits the net calls his own.

6. Those who are capable of reaching over the net should be?  especially careful that they do not touch balls not on their own  side.

7. Girls bitting the ball twice in succession, is considered as one

play on the ball.

8.    The boundary line and the line behind which the person must serve on the south side is the black line. The boundary line on the north side is the white solid line, but a person may step to, not on. the white broken line to serve, due to limited space.

9.    When a player crosses the center line into the opponents’ court, he should call his own fault, as he would in touching the net, or a teammate may_ call such a fault, but the opponents should not call such regardless.

10.    Liners are good. The players nearest the line in question should call the play good or not good.

11.    Scores should be called clearly by each server preceding each serve so that no question will result due to disagreement or misunderstanding of score

12.    When a ball is hit by two players simultaneously, that is two plays on the ball, only one more person may play the ball. When two have already played the ball, and two hit it over the net simultaneously, that is a fault. If disagreement results, replay the point.

Players must arrive within fifteen minutes of starting time or forfeit the game.

The Macollege Bulldogs fought their way to a 44-13 victory in front of a crowd of 1500 fans last Friday evening at College Stadium as they defeated St. Mary's of the Plains.

The rugged Mac line held the heavier St. Mary's team to only 47 yards against Mac’s 279 yards net rushing.

Tom Richards, freshman back. Kenny Stucky, and Ed Delk scored three, two, and one touchdowns respectively. Delk and Tom Ragland both scored touch-|owns that were called back on penalties.

The Bulldogs made two points early in the game on a touch-back. The St. Mary’s center tossed the ball over the head of the receiver into the end zone. He recovered the ball but was down ed by Wayne Grossnickle.

McPherson’s offense featured long runs capped off by a 97 yard run by Delk when he took a pass on his own three yard line and raced the remaining 97 to score.

Bryce Heinz, a freshman member of the squad, was outstanding on pass defense. He intercepted four and Delk one St. Mary's pass during the game.

Gordon Lewis. Mac’s freshman kicker, kicked five extra points and passed to Dennis Brubaker for the other.

Mac gained 181 yards passing to 87 yards for St. Mary’s.

Pictures Being Shot For 1959 Yearbook

Having begun Wednesday and continuing through today, individual Quadrangle pictures arc being taken, in the S. U. R.

The seniors were asked to dress in dark, low-necked dresses, and dark coats and bow ties. The juniors were attired in light suits, and in dark coaLs with string ties.

The sophomores wore dark sweaters, beads, and light sport coats with bow ties. The freshmen donned their beanies, light sweaters, white collars, and sport shirts.

KACA Action In Full Swing

All eight Kansas Conference teams will be playing for keeps as they all sec action this weekend. Championship competition will be in full swing Friday as K-Wesleyan will play at Bethany and C. of E. at Baker.

Saturday finds McPherson and Bethel in Newton and Ottawa and Friends in Wichita. All arc night games.

The results of the games in last week’s contests are as follows: McPherson 44. St. Mary’s 13. Bethany 20. Sterling 2. C. of E. 28. Friends 14. NW Oklahoma 52. Bethel 0. Baker 6. Southwestern 0. K-Wesleyan 20, N-Wesley-an 15.

Read and heed Spec ads.

Interesting Tale Relates Origin Of McPherson

Macollege Cattle Place In Competition At Fair

Wichita Hosts KFPC Group

President D. W. Bittinger will be appearing in Wichita during the early part of next week on behalf of the Kansas Foundation for Private Colleges.

President Bittinger will preside at a meeting of the group on Sunday. Sept. 28. prior to conducting a campaign to solicit funds for the foundation from Wichita firms on Monday. Tuesday, and Wednesday.

President Bittinger appeared on the "Top of the Morning" television program this morning in behalf of the foundation. He also appeared Thursday on the "Ethel Jane’s Open House” and filmed an interview.

This week found the President in Elgin, Ill., attending a meeting of the Executive Board of the General Brotherhood Board of the Church of the Brethren.

President Bittinger left the campus on Sept. 21 and returned from Elgin Sept. 23.

Read and heed the Spec ads.

C. E. Arnold, president, was a graduate of Ohio Normal University and Illinois Wesleyan University. S. B. Fahnestock was a graduate of Ohio National University and had attended several other outstanding colleges.

Edward Frantz, vice - president of the college and professor of biblical languages and interpretation was a graduate of Chicago University.

A devout Christian. H. J. Harnley, was professor of natural science and had received degrees from several leading universities.

Among the stock holders in the first bank in McPherson were Prof. H. J. Harnley, S. B. Fahnestock. C. E. Arnold, and Elder Jacob Witmore of McPherson College.

IRC Seeks New Members

Suez, China. Great Britian-how would you like to understand about these countries and their relations with the United States and the rest of the world. If you would, all you have to do is to join the International Relations Club.

The International Relations Club has just recently been reorganized and is seeking new members who are interested in International Relations. The faculty sponsor is Prof. Flory.

The club meets several times a year to discuss foreign relations. The main purpose of this club is to better understand the relationship of our foreign countries.

The Steering Committee for this year is: Clara Zunkel, Alfredteen Brown, and Dennis Dirkson. Anyone interested in joining the club should contact one of these listed above or Prof. Flory. As of yet no date has been set for the time and place of the meetings.

Read and heed the Spec ads.

One day in June 1862, T. J. Wickersham, an old settler of Salina county informed L. J. Shanke, chief clerk in the land office, of a colony of Kentuckians intending to settle at a place 30 miles south, known as "McPherson Flats". He conceived the idea that it would be a good idea to lay out a town in that vicinity.

Early one Sunday morning, June 1862, a group of people with "townsite fever” hired an old stage, loaded with cheese medicine and et ceteras and left Salina. They reached their destination around noon and called it McPherson Center:

The First Bulldogs The first store in McPherson was the H. Bowker Pioneer Store located on Kansas Avenue. The first church in town was the German Baptist Church, built on the site of its present place of worship. in 1873. By 1901 McPherson had nine more churches.

After a tedious Journey from Newton or Abilene, many an old settler welcomed a night’s rest in the McPherson House, the first hotel in the city. The hotel was built in King City and moved to McPherson.

The county seat was moved from Lindsborg to McPherson in May 1873.

McPherson College The pride of McPherson was its college, founded in 1888 under the auspices of the German Baptist Church, but open to all denominations. The German Baptist Church is now known as the Church of the Brethren.

The college was located in a favorable position on a hill overlooking the city. In 1888 the college was in debt $27,000 and the main building was not under roof. By 1901 it was free from debt • and had paid $6,000 more for improvements.

Also, by 1901 it maintained nine departments, preparatory, normal, collegiate, business, stenographi-cal and typing, oratorical, musical, biblical and German.

College Faculty Among the members of the college faculty at that time were several for whom buildings on the campus were named.

Work Begins For Debators

Debators are busy at work preparing cases on the national debate topic. "Resolved: That the further development of nuclear weapons should be prohibited by international agreement." The discussion topic is "How can we improve our relationship with Latin America?”

These questions arc receiving much consideration from Dick Bittinger. Dick Ferris, Fay Fields, Shirley Groth, Mary Ann Guthals, Carl Hamer, Larry Hayes, Don Hollenbeck, Chester Peckover, and Joan Walters.

The first intercollegiate debate will be held at Kansas State College. Nov. 8. It will be exclusively novice.

Two Guernseys, representing McPherson College at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, won distinction according to John Ward, rural life director.

The yearling took First Prize Junior Yearling and Reserve Junior Champion.

The two - year - old cow placed first in two-year-olds, fifth best uddered cow of the show, member of the First Place Dairy Herd, and member of the First Place District Herd.

The cattle were entered as part of the Southern Kansas District herd.

Last spring Doyle Neher, brother of the college dairy manager. Lyle Neher. look the reserve championship of the Southern Kan sas Guernsey Show with a Guernsey from the college herd.

The cow achieved rank in competition of fifty cows shown at the Harvey County Fair at Newton.

Mr. Ward indicated that the milk cows on the college farm at present are primarily production cattle and not show stock.

Milkers in production total 19 Guernseys and Holsteins. The number of cows and calves combined is 39.

"Eventually, we want to increase our herd of milkers to

45.” Mr. Ward said.

The herd has consistently ranked high in the McPherson County Dairy Herd Improvement Association butterfat tests.

The herd and the prize winning cattle may be seen on the college farm four miles west of the college.

CBYF To Discuss The Anniversary Call

All students are invited to join in the fellowship and discussions of the Church of the Brethren Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the church basement.

The cabinet has planned for interesting and informative meetings during the year with the topic "What is the Call" for Sunday. Sept. 28. explaining the anniversary call of the church.

Members of the cabinet arc Don Hollenbeck, chairman. Donel-da Arick, publicity chairman. Jim Freed. Richard Reinke, Pat Albright, and Eddy Longmire.

All are invited to attend.

San Romani Attends Country Music Clinic

Mrs. Audrey San Romani, associate professor of piano and organ and teacher of the Elementary School Music Methods Class, attended a county teachers’ music clinic Thursday, Sept. 18, in McPherson.

Consultants for the clinic were Mrs. Marian Steinbach, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mr. Schneider, Winfield, Kas., national and state representatives for elementary school music texts.

Huber, Hykes

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Huber. Elida, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter. Patricia. to Mr. David Hykes, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hykes, Adel, Iowa.

Patricia is a second semester freshman at Macollege. Dave is a sophomore.

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