McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, October 10, 1958
Assistantships Have Been Approved By Administration
Thirty-six students have been approved for assistantships according to Wayne Geisert, dean of McPherson College.
Assistants are chosen by the professors and are subject to approval of the administration'committee.
Students who will be assisting in the Humanities Department are Glenda Wine, Enders, Neb., Pat Albright, Pretty Prairie, Eileen Oltman, Enders, Neb., Jane Clouse, McPherson, Joan Walters, Pueblo, Colo., Gary Stelting, McPherson, Delores Peek, Warrens-burg, Mo., Norma Watkins, Wel-da, and Donna Slimon, McPherson.
Students helping in the Social Science Department arc Vernon Reinecker, Quinter, Juanita Fike, Peace Valley, Mo., Harold Pfalz-graf, McPherson, Carl Harris, Jennings, La., and Richard Bit-tinger. McPherson.
Kenneth Tompkins. Fruita. Colo., has been selected to aid Dean Geisert in the Audio Visual Department.
Those assisting in the Practi cal Arts and Professions Department are Betty Oltman, Enders, Neb., Diane Browning, Des Moines, la., Donna Beach, Mc-Cune, Lynn Christy, Garrison, la., Doyle Royer, Adel. Ia., Don Hollenbeck, Udell. Ia.. Dennis Dirksen, Canton, Virginia Lichty, Morrill, and Thelma Clouse. McPherson.
The Natural Science Department has selected Mildred Jacobson. Elmo. James Freed, Homestead. Okla., Bill Winter, Wichita, Carl Gustafson, McPherson, Joe Reeves, Cleo Springs, Okla., Larry Clark, Mayfield, Fred Koons, Lyons, Joyce Ulrich, Quinter, John Brand, McPherson, Marvin Keck, McPherson, Rossie Monk, McNeil, Ark., and Kathy Burkholder, Preston, Minn.
Tonight, Movie in the Chapel.
Tomorrow, Student Council members will attend KSAC Conference at Wichita.
Tomorrow night. Football game at Emporia.
Oct 17, Queen’s banquet.
Oct. 18, Homecoming, Bulldogs play Kansas Wesleyan.
New Twist Prevails During Faculty Meeting Programs
Concentrated study and discussion of college problems is the basis for a new twist in McPherson College faculty meeting programs for the 1958-59 school year.
Augmentation of the new twist in faculty meetings was conceived as a result of planning for significant use of the time devoted to faculty meetings.
Division of the faculty into five groups for intensive study of pertinent college problems, formulation of possible solutions, performance of tests or research of the study, and to arrive at recommendations is the planned procedure. Recommendations and study reviews will be presented to the entire faculty.
Results of the study, depending on the nature of the problems, are expected to enlighten the faculty without necessitating formal action, enable decisions upon courses of action by the entire faculty. make reference of the problem with recommendations for action to an appropriate committee. or make recommendations to
the college trustees.
Each group will choose its topic for study according to Dr. John Burkholder, chairman of the program committee.
The main topics for discussion are “Student Welfare, Faculty Welfare. Professional Advancement. Improvement of Scholarship, and Problems Facing the Christian Liberal College Today.” The main topics arc sub-divided into more specific areas of study.
Chairmen for individual discussion groups are Raymond Flory. professor of history. Merlin Frantz, professor of education and psychology. John Ward, director of rural life. Harley Stump, professor of English, and Dale Brown, Director of religious life.
Members of the faculty program committee arc Dr. John Burkholder, chairman. Prof. Dayton Rothrock, Prof. George Arnold, Prof. Donald Frederick, and Mrs. Homer Brunk.
“A faculty that studies its problems thoroughly and pushes toward their solution” is the faculty program committee’s goal.
The Social Committee is planning an activity for Friday night. Oct. 10. A movie will be shown in the Chapel at 7 p.m. The movie is “All That Heaven Allows' starring Rock Hudson.
There will be a charge of 25c which the students will pay as they leave the Chapel after the movie.
On Nov. 14. “Written On The Wind" will be presented, Dec. 13, the movie will be “The Bennie Goodman Story.”
These movies are for the benefit of the student body and all the proceeds will go for the initial cost of the movie. Each year the Social Committee presents movies and other social functions for the school year.
Hayes Continues Work On Master’s In Summer
Guy Hayes, professor of speech and debate, took a course of speech therapy for cerebral palsied patients at the Orthopedic Hospital this summer.
The course, which gave Professor Hayes credit on his master's degree, was sponsored by the 'University of Southern California. It consisted of observation. lectures, and practice therapy. The course lasted for two weeks.
Professor Hayes says one thing that interested him tremendously was the different geographical and job representation of the people in the class.
Four Macollege girls will be honored at 1958 homecoming activities, Oct. 17-18.
They are Linda Larsen, freshman from McPherson, Eileen Oltman, Junior from Enders, Neb., Iva-delle Wisler Cotton, senior from McPherson, and Bonnie Lewis, sophomore from Orlando, Fla.
Eileen Oltman will be the 1958 homecoming queen. Bonnie and Linda will be her attendants. Iva-delle is the retiring queen.
Incubutor Is Given To Biology Department
A incubator was given to the Macollege Biology Department by John M. Miller of the Miller X-Ray Company. Oklahoma Ci t y. The incubator has a thermostat control and neon indicator light. The temperatures ranges to 60 de-grees centigrade.
Interest Groups Selected For Weekly MCA Meetings
CBYF To Hold Regional Cabinet Meet Oct. 24-25
A regional CBYF cabinet meeting will coinside with the regional conference for the Western Region of the Church of the Brethren here in McPherson according to Kenneth Holderread, the Western Region Youth Director.
The cabinet will meet Friday evening. Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the new educational building for a short service and to get acquainted.
Plans for Saturday. Oct. 25. include reports, group discussions, and business.
The theme for the meeting will be “How Stewardship Applies To Young People."
The McPherson Christian Association interest groups met Thursday. Oct. 2, and each chose a steering committee to lead their thinking this semester. All groups will meet each Thursday for study.
The What and Why of Religion group will meet in room 310 in Harnly Hall. This group will seek to find answers to why men have religion and just what their religion consists of.
The Race Relations group will meet in room 28 in Sharp Hall to consider race relations problems from the view of other races in an attempt to find a practical answer to the race problems.
The Peace Group will meet in room 27 in Sharp Hall and discuss the ways and means of peace on a world-wide scale in an effort
to discover just what peace is and what it means to everyone.
Members of the steering committee are Stanley llin, chairman; Faye Fields, and Jo Nelle Thor-een.
The Where Are You and Alone In the Crowd group will meet in room 106 Harnly Hall. They have two booklets which they will follow in determining ways to help the lonely and insecure student on campus.
Steering committee members are Nancy Ruth Erisman, chairman: Eddy Longmire, and Terrel Phenice.
Everyone is invited to attend the group of his choice and to take an active part in the discussions in an effort to heighten understanding and to promote the welfare of the campus.
Eileen Oltman, junior from Enders, Neb., was elected the 1958 Macollege Homecoming Queen last Friday. Oct. 3. in chapel. She will reign over the activities after being crowned at the banquet on Oct. 17.
Her attendants will be Bonnie Lewis, sophomore from Orlando. Fla., and Linda Larsen, freshman from McPherson.
Queen’s Banquet The queen and her attendants will be formally installed at the Queen's Banquet. Eileen, will be crowned by the retiring queen. Ivadelle Wisler Cotton, senior from Cando, N. D.
Many activities arc planned for the homecoming weekend. The alumni will present a program for the student assembly at 9:35
Dr. Gaston Foote, minister of the First Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Tex., will be one of the principal speakers for the 1958 Regional Conference for the Western (Region Church of the Brethren Oct. 25. in McPherson.
Doctor Foote retains numerous degrees such as AB, MA. and BD which were received at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Tex. He is also a doctor of theology, an honorary doctor of divinity, and a doctor of laws.
Doctor Foote has traveled ex tcnsively in the United States and Europe including Scotland, England, and Norway.
His writings include “Keys to Conquest.” “Just Plain Bread" "Lamps Without Oil", and "The Words of Jesus From the Cross.” Some of the editings by Doctor Foote are “Communion Meditations,” “Living in Four Dimin-
Zeller Announces Topic For Sermon October 12
“Headaches for Heartaches" is the sermon topic chosen by Rev. Zeller for this Sunday. Oct. 12.
In the evening the year ending Quarterly Council will be held at the Church. If anyone within the student body would like to attend, they are welcome.
sions," and “Footnotes.” a column on the editorial page of a Fort Worth Sunday paper.
Registration for the conference will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Oct 25.
Dean Wayne F. Geisert was ip Chicago. Thursday and today representing McPherson College at the forty-first annual meeting of the American Council on Education.
This year's meetings were built around the theme “Education Accepts New Challenges."
Discussion topics included the changing characteristics and needs of college students; improved aids to teaching; recruitment, preparation, and retention of college teachers; and strengthening higher education through intercultural programs.
Representatives at the meeting came from colleges and universities across the nation.
SNEA Plans Program On ‘Beginning Teachers’
The Student National Education Association will meet on Wednesday. Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 27 Sharp Hall.
The planned program will be a panel discussion. The panel will discuss "Beginning Teachers”. Local teachers will make up t h e panel.
The meeting is opened to everyone who wishes to combi Freshmen and sophomores are especially invited to attend.
Those who haven’t paid dues will have a chance to do so at this meeting.
Mac Graduate Dies At Age 84 Years
An 1896 Macollege graduate. Everett Kemp, known as “Uncle Ezra." to radio listeners and TV viewers died recently at the age of 84. He had been in show business for 60 years and his career included the Chautauqa circuits, movies, radio and television.
His most recent show was on KCMO-TV where he was master of ceremonies on Saturdays for Frontier Theater. He began his radio career in 1928 with WDAF. Kemp grew up in Goodland, Kas., and received dramatic training in Chicago after attending McPherson College.
The English Proficiency Test will be given this semester on Thursday. Oct. 16, at 7:45 in the chemistry lecture room (101) Harnly Hall. All juniors and seniors who have not taken or completed the test must do so.
The test is to measure the student's ability to use the English language in a manner becoming a college graduate and will be a short composition on a topic of current interest.
Papers that arc done in ink with neat appearance will be preferred over papers done in pencil. The grade will be based upon content, organization, and English usage.
Points will be taken off for misspelled words and for improper punctuation. Rules for the test may be found in the Freshman English text or in the back of the Merriam-Webster New Collegiate Dictionary.
The test is under the direction of Harley Stump, associate professor of English. Any conflicts or questions may be discussed with him in his office in Room 28. Sharp Hall.
on Friday morning. Oct. 17. The Queen’s Banquet will be at 6:30 that evening with the Social Committee in charge.
On Saturday the judging of the campus decorations will start at 11 a.m. Prizes will be announced during the football game.
At 12:15 the M-Club will have a luncheon in the Blue Room of the Warren Hotel. AH present and alumni lettermen are invited.
At 3 p.m. the music department will present a program for the alumni in the auditorium. The purpose of this program which was started last year is to acquaint alumni with student activities.
The annual alumni tea will be held in the SUR at 3:30. The tea gives alumni an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and to meet the faculty members.
At 5 p m. the Pep Club will be serving a chili supper in the church social rooms for all alumni and college students.
The McPherson Bulldogs will meet the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes in the homecoming football game at 7:30. At halftime the college band will perform. The members of the football teams of 1933 and 1948 will be honored at this time also.
After the game students and alumni are invited to share in a coffee hour to be held in the Dog House and the cafeteria. This will bring the homecoming activities to a close.
Tryouts Will Be Held Next Week For Play
"See How They Run” by Philip King will be the subject for play try outs to be held Oct. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in room 32 of Sharp Hall according to Peter Coulson, assistant professor of literature and drama at McPherson College.
Mr. Coulson said six men and three women plus persons for various back stage jobs will be needed for the quick-paced farce.
Nov. 22 has been set as the date for the performance of the play. "See How They Run,” according to Peter J. Coulson, assistant professor of literature and drama.
We Need School Spirit!
McPherson College needs your support. We can not hope to win football games without some pep and enthusiasm on the part of the college. The cheer leaders and cheering section can not do it alone. They need the help of each and everyone of us. When the team is at home let us well inform the town that McPherson College has a football game.
When Den assembly arrives let us rattle the walls of dear old Sharp. Perhaps, we could let the band open the scene with a victory march instead of the quiet sound of a morgue. We will hope our college band will not get the sheet music of Beethoven and Tschaikovsky mixed in with our favorite march music of the football squad. Please do not feel afraid to let out all the emotions carried in your miraculous bodies, when there is a pep assembly.
For the sake of the coach and the team let us all give them our full support. Let them know we are out there backing them all the way. May we put behind every cheer as if it were a matter of victory or defeat. We must not be satisfied to merely out score our opponent but also to out roar our opponent. This is our chance to give McPherson College something to be proud of for the rest of the school year.
When the weather suits you not. Try smiling;
When your coffee isn’t hot.
When your neighbors don't do right.
Or your relatives all fight.
Sure 'tis hard, but then you
Doesn't change the things, of course—
But it cannot make them worse. Just smiling.
And it, seems to help your case.
Brightens up a gloomy place;
Then, it sort o' rests your face— Just smiling. —Anon
‘Editor's note: This article will appear in the Oct. 12 issue of Horizons. It was written by Teresa Garibay, Macollege freshman from Montebello. Calif. She was a contestant in the Pacific Coast Regional speech contest and is from the Bella Vista church.
She was asked to write an article on her opinion of the question, ‘Is there really anything so distinctively valuable about the Church of the Brethren that we should not seriously consider uniting with another denomination?")
We should always strive to be Christian first and Brethren second. If there is anything vital in the Brethren denomination it is where we hove interpreted the mind of Christ to apply to the physical and spiritual needs of the world.
Needs such as service through missions, emphasis of peace and simplicity in our troubled, complex world, and regard for the New Testament as the only creed — these are musts in Christian living irrespective of denomination.
However, in areas and fields where we have not yet interpreted the mind of Christ we should be willing to gain wisdom and
even to join other denominations in a cooperative way.
Twenty-four states are represented by students at Macollege this year. Kansas leads with more than all other states combined excluding Iowa. Kansas has 220 and Iowa 56.
The other 217 are made up of 21 from Missouri; 18 from Colorado; eight each from Ohio, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Minnesota.
Six represent Nebraska and Idaho: four each from Indiana. Florida. Louisiana. North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; and New York has three students enrolled at Mac.
Montana and Texas each have two and California, Washington, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Maryland are represented by one each,
Macollege is represented by students from foreign countries in addition to these from the United Stales.
Chaff Cheers . .
By Faus, Foley, and Harris
As we all know, school spirit is an important splinter in the board of education. We think that what this school needs is more school spirit. (Not the kind that comes in bottles or cans, but straight from the tap of vigorous, enthusiastic athletic support.)
Therefore. Chaff, as a pubiic service, has done voluminous research into ways and means of increasing school spirit.
First of all, we think it would be good to have four people dressed in the school colors stand in front of the McPherson fans for the express purpose of leading the fans in chants and keeping this chanting in rhythm. These people should be called chant leaders.
It would help if organized chants were written and learned by the fans so that the chanting could be orderly and rhythmic. These should be simple and primitive so that they can be mastered by the typical college student.
We have a few chants to suggest for the purpose of stimulating our athletes to their greatest efforts.
Team Be Nimble
Team be nimble, team be quick.
Make those other bums look sick.
One, two, black and blue.
Three, four. We want gore,
Five. six. Hit 'em with bricks.
Seven, eight. Lay ’em out straight.
Nine. ten. do it again.
We should also have some special yells to use on specific occas-sions. Like for instance, when our team is striving toward the south goal we should yell. "Let us correlate our endeavors in a southerly direction.”
Or if the other team has the ball and is gaining, we should
Pondering With The President
Those of us who have been connected with McPherson College for a long time recognize that we are getting older. We sometimes discuss among ourselves in good humor. "Is all this ‘horse-Play’ surrounding freshmen initiation, or other initiations, really a part of higher education? Is it necessary?”
To keep ourselves in a proper frame of reference concerning this we remember the following things*
1. We arc getting older.
2. Initiations once were rough and uncouth. They are a little better now.
3. Initiations are carry-overs from primitive life, where the young person had to prove adulthood before he would be accepted as an adult. This heritage may need to remain with us in lodges, civic clubs, churches, colleges for quite a while yet.
What about initiations? If they arc to be continued are not the following good considerations?
1. They should not violate the sacredness of personality.
2.They should not be uncouth or in poor taste.
3. They should not be harmful to the physical health of anyone.
4. They should not violate college regulations.
Get Hep With Pep
holler. "Henceforth let us remain steadfast.”
Another special occasion might arise when we are ahead and time is about to run out. but the other team has the ball and is about to score. Then we should yell:
Little timekeeper, come blow your horn.
The opponents are gaining, our team is worn.
Where is the man who should speed up the dock?
If he doesn't hurry we’ll knock off his block.
Chaff also feels that it would help school spirit if we had a school song that was more appropriate for football games and other social occasions. So we have one to suggest:
Although out with plain Kansas broad
Yet cheering loud ore we.
For we will holler and applaud,
Our team to victory.
We students love to sleep and dream
Through classes yet to be,
For many are the years we'll spend
Before we leave M. C.
We’ll pay to our M. C.,
We’ll bleed for our M. C..
Our dollars go. our grades arc low.
We’ll die in thee; M. C.
The International Relations Club is in session this semester in Prof. Flory’s basement. The club meets every fourth Monday of every month. Interested per-sons are invited to attend..
Bulldogs Travel To Emporia For Action With Preshies
Action will be strong this weekend as ail teams in the KCAC will be involved.
Friday, Oct. 10 Friends at Baker
Saturday, Oct. 11 ,
McPherson at College of Emporia
Bethel at Bethany Ottawa at Kansas Wesleyan
Defeated by a one point margin.
DeCoursey Attends Science Conference
Dr. Wesley DeCoursey, Professor of chemistry, attended a conference of science teachers at Emporia State College. Discussion at the meeting was on possible changes in the certification requirements for high school science teachers in Kansas.
The discussions were conducted by the Educational Trends Committee of the Kansas Academy of Science. Dr. DeCoursey is a member of the Trends Committee and attended the meeting as Macollege representative.
"If the requirements are raised it would mean more hours of science in their teaching field for students preparing to teach science in high schools," Dr. DeCoursey comments.
The results of the meeting and other information reported at the conference indicates that the certification requirements will be raised for the teaching of science as well as for the teaching of other subjects in Kansas high schools.
The number of semester hours needed to teach a subject such as chemistry or physics may be increased to double what it now
If this trend continues, as it very likely will, prospective teachers should realize that to graduate with just the minimum hours presently required may mean attending summer school very soon in their teaching career in order to qualify as the requirements are raised.
Tickets Are On Sale Today For Banquet
Tickets for the annual Homecoming Queen's Banquet go on sale today. They may be purchased from Faye Fields, ticket chairman.
The price of the tickets will be $1.25. and a limited number of tickets will be sold. The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Brethren Church basement.
The theme for the banquet will be "Early Renaissance," and the colors will be pink and maroon, according to Don Hollenbeck, decorations chairman.
Jerry McPherson Chosen As Athlete Of The Week
Jerry McPherson, a Macollege,-senior from McLouth, kas., has been selected for this week’s ”Athlete of the Week." Jerry, who is president of the M-Club, was chosen for his outstanding defensive playing against t h e Baker Wildcats last Friday night.
Seik To Attend Confab On Foods And Nutrition
Miss Mildred Siek, professor of home economics, will attend the Regional Conference of College Foods and Nutrition for College Teachers.
This meeting will be held in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 10 and 11.
Sanders Is Victim Of Practical Joke
Larry Sanders. Macollegc senior. was the victim of a practical joke last week.
His engagement, was announc-in the McPherson City paper on the authority of a handwritten letter from Chicago supposedly written by the mother of the girl.
Larry reports that he has never heard of such a girl and has no idea who sent the letter to the paper.
Jerry, who stands 6'3” and weighs 190 pounds, chalked up 12 successful defensive tackles. For this feat, he was awarded a free pair of shoes by a local downtown shoe store. Jerry also served as captain of the Bulldog team in the Baker game.
Jerry and his wife, Ila, live in Kline Hall.
Mildred Siek Attends Home Economic Meet
Miss Mildred Siek, professor of home economics, attended t h e State Home Economics Association meeting held on Sept. 27.
Miss Siek is presently serving as secretary of the organization.
Students To Attend KSCA Meet Tomorrow
Several students will represent McPherson College at the bi-annual Kansas Conference Student Association meeting at Friends University in Wichita tomorrow.
Planning to attend this all day conference are Ronald Harden. JoAnn Negley, Carl Harris, Sher-land Ng, Don Cotton, Jim Smallwood, Sheryl Strom, Dick Bit-tinger, and Alferdteen Brown.
The KCSA sponsors the Sportsmanship trophy and exchange chapels. It also acquaints the students with the different colleges in the association.
Martin Vancil of Ottawa is the president this year.
Many Enjoying Evening Of Skating At Lyons
Members of the Skate Club and the students who enjoy skating journeyed to the Lyons Skating Rink for an evening of fun and skating, and a few falls Saturday evening. Oct. 4.
The large group that went met at Dotzour Hall at 6:30 p.m. By 10:30 p.m.. the group was just about skated out. and they started home.
The McPherson College B u 11-dogs will continue league action on the road with the College of Emporia Presbies tomorrow. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Emporia. The game time is 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs will be looking for another conference victory and will attempt to increase the number of victories over the Presbies to seven. McPherson has won six games, lost 12. and tied three with C. of E. since the scries began in 1934.
In last year’s tussle the Bulldogs were victorious 40-7. T h e Bulldogs took command throughout the game.
The two teams will enter Saturday’s game with a 1-1 record in conference standings.
Brubaker Heads Frosh For ‘58-‘59 School Year
The Freshman class has elect ed officers. With Student Council president, Carl Harris in charge, the freshman class elected Dennis Brubaker as president for this year.
Don Elliott was elected vicepresident, Bonnie Hodgden, sec-reatry, and Terry Strom, treasurer. Linda Larsen and Wesley Al-bin were selected as Student Council representatives.
Films, talks, and trips are on the agenda for Ag Club mem- . bers according to Terry Weddle, president, junior, Bloom. Kas. Former meetings have featured people such as the county agent. a veterinary, an irrigation engineer. and others.
Purpose of the Ag Club is to interest more students in agriculture and to provide education in that vocation.
Last year, the club went to the “American Royal Livestock Show" in Kansas City, however, the trip will not be made this year due to conflict with the scheduled homecoming.
“We would like to have more members and they need not be agriculture students.” Terry said.
Other club officers are Doyle Royer, vice president, junior, Adel, Iowa, and Melvin Roberts, secretary - treasurer, sophomore. Quinter.
Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m.
7-6, the Bulldogs suffered their first conference loss Friday night. Bill White of the Baker Wildcats made the kick for the extra point good which proved to be the winning play of the game.
Both teams seemed to be evenly matched in both the offensive and defensive play. The t w o teams both threatened to score only once, and that was in the fourth quarter when they both scored their first six-pointers.
Late in the third quarter the Bulldogs started a drive with slants, dives, and a pass from Stucky to Richards which went for 21 yards. After two more plays for short yardage the quarter ended.
On the first play in the fourth quarter. Richards hit the line for one yard and then on the next play he again carried the ball on a quickie-pitch-out for seven yards and a touchdown. The extra point attempt by Gordon Lewis was blocked.
Late in the final quarter the Baker Wildcats put on an all out drive when they went from their own 34 yard line to the goal line. The Wildcat's speedy backs, running from a short punt formation. hit the Bulldogs gap-eight goal line defense successfully for short gains and finally a touchdown. White then kicked the winning extra point.
The longest run of the game was by Stucky of the Bulldogs, who with only seconds remaining in the first half, raced 36 yards to Baker's 19 yard line.
Bulldog defense was outstanding except for the Baker touchdown drive in the final period Mac’s defensive line, made up of the big boys. J. McPherson. L. McPherson. W. Grossnickle, Schlehuber, and Willits, held the opponents to only 99 net yards rushing, while the Bulldogs racked up 141 yards.
The Bulldogs' also led in the passing and punting game, but were hurt most by the 45 yards lost by penalties. Baker was penalized only once for five yards.
Skate Club Elects Officers For 1958-59
The officers of the Skate Club for the year 1958-59 are Larry King, North English, Iowa, president: John Myers, Essex. Mo. vice president; Rita Smallwood Twin Falls, Idaho, secretary treasurer; Ronald Harden, Mc Pherson, and Tom Ruhser, McPherson, publicity; and Doris Coppock, faculty sponsor.
Photo Club Organizes; Ilin Elected President
The Photo Club has organized recently. President is Stanley Ilin, vice - president. Melvin Swinger; secretary and treasurer. Deanna Shellenberger.
The faculty sponsor is Dr. Wesley DeCoursey. The Photo Club meets every Wednesday.
The members of the club will develop film for any of the college students.
Mac A Cappella Choir Selects Officers
Members of the Macoiiege A Cappella choir have elected officers for the 1958-59 school year.
Marvin Weddle was elected president; Gary Stelting, vicepresident; Carolyn Fillmore, secretary; Bob Dell, treasurer; and Irvin Wagner and Norma Watkins. choir council members.
Sunday School Glass Chooses Officers
The sophomore Sunday school class has elected Harold Connell, president; Carolyn Fillmore, vicepresident; and Bonnie Lewis, secretary-treasurer.
Paul Wagoner was chosen to teach the sophomore Sunday school class.
The most historical and fascinating place on Macampus is probably the college museum, located on the fourth floor of Harnly Hall. This is one of the most outstanding museums in this part of the country
Curator of the museum is Dr. Robert E. Mohler, professor emeritus of biology. Dr. Mohler was a member of the Macollege faculty for 39 years. He retired in 1952.
The first thing Dr. Mohler does when a new item is received by the museum is to number and file it in its proper place.
The museum catalogue contains a description of the article, date received by the museum, and the donor. The original copy of this catalogue is kept in the fire proof vault in Sharp Hall and the carbon copy is kept in Dr. Mohler’s office in the museum.
Relics are grouped into 13 different divisions, paleontology, geology. rocks and minerals, handicraft with special emphasis on the Early American handicraft, modern animals, modern plants, art and pictures of historic interest.
Guns and war relics; curios and unclassified objects; historic items of special interest to McPherson College; birds, general anthropology; anthropology of Africa. China, India. Mexico, and Puerto Rico; books; and medical.
In the paleontology division are many pre-historic specimens including some ones of the Ambe-lodon Shoveltusk mastodon, a dinosaur track three feet in length, a complete sabertooth tiger skeleton and a slab containing more than 700 bones of rhinoceros, hog, and other mammals.
The Ambelodon Shoveltusk mastodon was found in the Le Brea Tar Pits of California and was donated to the museum by the late Dr. James Gilbert '94. who was one of the first Macollege graduates. He was head of the science department of a large high school in California for some time.
The first and largest synthetic diamond in the world is on display in the McPherson College Museum. It was made in the Macollege chemistry laboratory by the late Dr. J. Willard Her-shey, a former Macollege chemistry professor.
Dr. Harvey H. Nininger, a graduate and former professor of McPherson College, has given many meteorites to the museum. Dr. Nininger is considered the most outstanding authority on meteorites in the world.
The African display includes articles Dr. and Mrs. Bittinger
brought back from Africa and the Chinese display includes pottery and art works Rev. Ernest Iken-berry brought back from China when he returned from serving as a missionary.
There are coins from approximately 30 countries in the world displayed in the museum. A bear’s paw clam shell from near the Philippine Islands weighing 300 pounds and estimated worth of $450 is on display also.
Some of the articles in the museum were excavated from caves inhabited by men long before the birth of Christ.
Among the items of Brethren historical significance include old Bibles, hymnals, the bonnets of Brethren women and other pioneer items.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul William Lewis, 1301 Santa Anita. Orlando. Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter. Bonnie, to John D. Byers, Pennslyvania.
Mr. Byers is presently teaching English in Jonesboro, Tenn. He has one more year at Bethany Seminary and he will become a licensed minister.
Bonnie is a sophomore at McPherson College. No definite plans have been made for the wedding yet.
Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Bittinger were host and hostess to 94 freshmen at the annual freshman breakfast. Sunday, Oct. 3.
The committee which helped plan and prepare the menu consisted of Vena Catherine Wray, Jim Nettleton, Violet Oliver and Esther Bollinger.
Breakfast was served cafeteria style in the kitchen and consisted of orange juice, hot rolls, ham. scrambled eggs and cocoa.
After breakfast was over and the dishes were done, everyone joined together in the living-room for Sunday school class. Dr. Bittinger gave a talk about some of his experiences as a missionary in Africa.
Mrs. Bittinger has a collection of bells from all over the world which she showed and told of their origin or use.
Dr. R. E. Mohler, Curator of the Macollege Museum, explains his system of filing each relic which is donated to the museum to two Mac students, Roger Killian, freshman from Bryan, Ohio, and Mary Ann Guthals, junior from Elmo, Kans.
In the background is the skeleton excavated from the Le Brea Tar Pits of California and donated to the college by Dr. James Gilbert, who graduated from Macollege in 1894.
The Macollege Marching Band personnel has been announced by Irvin Wagner, assistant director.
In the trombone section are Gary Stelting, Sharon McDaneld, Bob Dell, Jan Brallier, Cliffton Baile, Playing cornets are Jim Quinn. Galen Huffman. Patsy Bolen, Bonnie Lewis, Kay Wal-lerich, and Joe Reeves.
On the baritones are Loren Reyer, Dohn Kruschwitz, and Tom Henderson. Playing sousa-phones are Danny Olmsted and Glenn Ferguson.
In the saxophone section are Elma Holmes, Delores Lahman, Norma Hintz, Shirley Turner, Avis
Prochaska, and Lynda Igel.
Ploying clarinets are Mary Lou Kingery, Emilee Rowland, Katherine Ratts, Bonnie Hodgden, Terrel Phenice, and Larry Dresh-er. At the bell lyre is JoNelle Thoreen.
In the percussion section are Larry Sanders. Ann Swinger, Melvin Roberts. Joyce Berry, and Marlene Klotz. Playing the flute is Carolyn Fillmore.
Macollege twirlers are Janis Emswiler, Shirley Reynolds, Lin-do Owens, Sharon, Schrock, and Eileen Turner, Drum major for Macollege is Marvin Weddle.
By Harold Connell
Do you ever have the feeling that McPherson College is too strict in its student regulations'
An exacting discipline was enforced in the college when it was organized in 1878. A list of the rules and regulations as they appeared in the first catalog of the college are incorporated below.
1. Students should bring with them, besides text tooks, a Bible or Testament, Brethren's Hymn book or Gospel Hymns, towels, and a blanket or two. and should have their garments marked with full name.
2. All students are required to be present at chapel exercises and all recitation; also to attend Sunday School and one church service each Lord’s day. at the college chapel or at some other place, where their parents or guardian may direct in writing.
3. Students arc required to go to their rooms at the ringing of the study bell and to observe order so as not to disturb others in
4. Students must extinguish their lights' promptly at 10 p.m. unless excused by the professor in charge of the hall.
5. No lady or gentleman will be allowed to tresspass on the territory of the opposite sex. except by special permission of the President.
6. Students desiring to leave the grounds or to visit other students during study hours must obtain permission from the professor in charge of their hall.
7. Ladies and geneltmen will not ride, walk, or play together except by special arrangement with the President.
8. Students will be held responsible for misconduct in their rooms and for damage done to the school property.
9. No students rooming in the dormitory shall be absent after the hours which shall be set by the President.
10. Students may organize literary societies which shall be governed and controlled by a constitution and by-laws approved by the faculty.
11. Students desiring to visit the cemetery or to go to the city must obtain permission from the President, except on Saturday afternoon between the hours of one and four o'clock, when general liberty to go to the city and return is granted.
12. Students will be permitted to meet in the chapel for social intercourse twenty minutes immediately after supper of each day — Sunday excepted — also for twenty minutes after the close of society meeting, such social meetings to be under the supervision of one or more of the faculty.
13. Visitors desiring to call upon students in the building must apply to the President.
14. AH members of the Brethren or German Baptist Church are required to comply with the principles of non-conformity to the world and to conform to the general order of the church in apparel and wearing of the hair.
Those who arc not members of the German Baptist church are expected to make no display in the use of jewelry and to observe the laws of plainness and simplicity in their apparel.
As you can see, fellow students, our student regulations are quite liberal when compared with the regulations of the early Macollege students.
While rapidly running over the list many humorous things came to my mind.
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