McPherson college, McPherson, Kansas, friday, march 4, 1949

vol. XXXII

Peters Resigns, Effective July 1950

Second Annual Workshop On Recreation, March 4-6

Bob Tully, prominent youth leader, will be one of the many youth leaders who will appear on the program of the Recreational Workshop, which is to be held in the church parlors on March 4, 5, and 6.

Sponsored by the McPherson College Recreational Council, courses in music, folk games, leathercraft, and plastics will be offered.

Alpha Psi Omega Initiation Held

McPherson's only daramtic fra-

ternity, Alpha Si Omega, held its initiation of new members on Wednesday evening. March 2. New members taken into the organisation were Miss Kathleen Baerg. Miss Ann Oberst, Mr. LeRoy Doty, and Mr. Harry Knapp.

Active members on the college campus are Mr. Tod Geisert, Mr. Gordon Reist, and Mr. Gerald Ne-her.

To be eligible for membership a student must earn 50 points in the McPherson College Players. These points must be distributed between acting and stage work. Part of the initiation is the memorization of the Greek alphabet.

Many Enroll For First Aid Course

Fifty-five Mac students, twenty or more outside high school teachers, and five Central College teachers will comprise the student body of the new night course in First Aid, which the college will offer beginning March 7 and lasting until March 26.

The First Aid course-will consist of thirty hours of classroom work and will be completed in three weeks. The course will be under the direction of Mr. Roy E. Kneip. of Ft. Worth. Mr. Kneip is a National Red Cross representative.

Materials for the class, such as splints, bandages, and stretchers wll be provided by the National Red Cross. The new book that will be used is now available in the college book store and can be purchased for 60c. The class is worth two hours of college credit.

According to the Dean's office the course will not be a snap course and Dean Warren advises all those interested in a snap course, to withdraw if enrolled. Other information will be released soon.

Ballad Recitalist In College Chapel

Earl Spicer, a baritone recitalist of American ballads, will ap-pear in a special chapel assembly March 18.

Mr. Spicer has been noted as a person having a beautiful voice and au art of showmanship. He has sung for the English nobility and the governor-general of Canada, and has presented a recital at the White House.

He began his musical career by singing in the church choir in Evangeline, Canada, where he was born.

He studied music in London and New York, but he has been quoted us saying. "I was trained to sing operatic arias, but I'd rather sing Frankie and Johnny.’ "    

College CBYF To Take Offering For Needy Folk

The local college CBYF group will take up an offering this Sunday evening to help raise the $50 the group decided to send toward the purchasing of 50 field jackets for the BSC unit in Carrara, Italy.

In a letter from Eugene Lichty, New Windsor, Maryland, he stated the need for these field type jackets. According to officials of the CBYF anyone caring to contribute should see either Mr. Charles Royer or Miss Ruth Holsopple.

Sociology Class Plans Field Trip

The Urban Sociology- class has started plans for their annual field trip this year. The date set is Thursday, March 10. The class has chosen to visit Wichita, and they will spend the day there visiting places of interest in connection with their classroom studies of city life.

Dr. K. R. Bechtel. Urban Sociology instructor, has been corresponding with the Wichita Chamber of Commerce, and the class voted upon three out of a group of industries and other points of interest suggested by the Chamber of Commerce as suitable for visitation by a class of this nature.

The group will leave the campus after the 8 o'clock class on Thursday, and are tentatively scheduled to visit the KFH radio station, the historical museum and the Cessna Aircraft factory.

The trip will be made in private cars, and the class expects to be back on the campus by six in the evening.

Enberg Speaks Thursday

Rev. Dwight Enberg of Par-sons, Kansas, was the speaker at the first Thursday evening Lenten service. March 3, at the Church of the Brethren.

Outside speakers hare been secured for special messages each Thursday evening during Lent, according to the pastor, Rev. De Witt Miller.

Players Club Plans Party At Warren

The Players Club will sponsor a semi-formal party at the Hotel Warren March 12. Anyone who is interested in dramatics is invited.

A program will be provided, and will include dramatic skits by members of the Players Club The charge will be approximately $1.00 per plate.

Kathleen Baerg was appointed by LeRoy Doty president, as chairman of the planning committee. Other members of the committed are Alice Long, Harold McNamee, and Van Dunahoo.    

The Forecast:

March 4—Movie line party— Manor Theater.

March 4—College broadcast over KNEX from 3:30 to 4.

March 4, 5, 6 —Rercreational


March 10—"Barber of Seville" opera at Hutchinson.

March 11—Eula Witmore’s Recital.

President Has Served Mac College For Eight Years

President W. W. Peters announced on Wednesday, March 2, that he would not be a candidate for re-election to the college presidency after July 1, 1950.

President Peters came to McPherson College as president in 1941. He had previously taught at the Brethren College. Manchester, North Manchester, Ind.

For the second consecutive year a recreation workshop will be conducted at McPherson College. March 4-6. Beginning at five o'clock Friday evening, the workshop will continue until Sunday evening.

This workshop will offer a streamlined course in wholesome recreation for church and community life and will provide fun and fellowship.

Each person will have an opportunity to participate in both a crafts and a recreation class. Various classes and their leaders will be: finger painting, Hazel Heisey; plastics. Charles Bell; woodcarving, Jesse Holloway; leathercraft, Milton Dell; women's arts, Miriam Dell; individual sports, Dick Wareham: music, Don Frederick; folk games, Bob Tully; and other activities, Jim Elrod and DeWitt Miller.

Group discussions will cover such topics as "Folk Games In our Modern World," "The Place of Worship in Recreation,” "Recreational Opportunities in Brethren Service," "Recreation and the Church."

Around twenty-five college students in addition to the Recreational Council will be able to attend the workshop. Anyone who is interested may contact Bob

Keim, chairman; or Donna Bowman, secretory.

Registration fee will be $6 to cover meals and other expenses. All those participating, including college students, will eat all six meals at the church.

Roland Brown On College Campus

Mr. Roland Brown, former pastor of the Parkside Church in Chicago, will be on the McPherson College campus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week. Mr. Brown will also speak in the regular chapel service on Wednesday, March 9.

Mr. Brown is being brought to the campus under the sponsorship of the campus SCA. It is a portion of the religious emphasis program for the college. Mr. Brown's general theme will be "Prayer and Its Applications."

Mr. Brown is coming to the campus from Kansas State College. Manhattan, where he has been for several days.

During the stay on McPherson's campus. Mr. Brown will have several periods open for personal counseling. These periods are open to all students.

On Thursday evening Mr. Brown will speak to the regular Evening meeting of SCA.

Prof. E. S. Hershberger, professor of art at McPherson College, will speak Monday morning at chapel services. He will present an interpretation of art.

Haag And Moyer To Represent Mac At State Meets

Sunday, Feb. 27, and Monday, Feb. 28, found orators battling against each other in the fields of Prohibition and Anti-Tobacco. Lloyd Haag took top honors in the Prohibition contest and Harold Moyer took the honors in the Anti-Tobacco contest.

Mr. Haag received $7 in prize money when his oration and delivery was judged superior last Sunday evening. Mr. Haag’s oration was entitled "Why Kansas Should Remain Dry." However when Mr. Haag journeys to Stafford for the state contest, his oration will be re-entitled "Perverted Propaganda."

Others placing and winning $5, $2 and $1 respectively were Lester Messamer, "Why Not One." Gerald Neher. “Is Liquor Legal,'' and Kenenth McMurray, "Liquors Ace Salesman."

Judges for the contest were Miss Lehman, Prof. Bechtel, and Dr. Heisey.

Anti-Tobacco Contest

Four speakers were entered in the Anti-Tobacco oratorical contest. They were Donovan Speaker. "One Barb Of Life. Charles Hess, "The Destroyer," Harold Moyer. "The Tobacco Problem." and Nancy Carter, "Success or Failure"

Miss Carter and Mr. Moyer tied for first place but Mr. Moyer outranked his opponent with speaker ratings, thus giving him the privi-lege of representing the college at the state contest at Central College on March 11.

Prizes at the state meeting will be $35, $25, and $15 for the contestants placing in first to third.

Judges for the orations on Mon-day afternoon were Dr. Metzler, Dr. Fee and Prof. Flory. Prof. M. A. Hess stated that the large audience for the orations was the largest in his memory.

Peace Caravaners To Visit Campus

During the next few months the churches of the Western Region will have at their disposal one of the peace caravans sponsored by the Brethren Service Committee. The caravan at the present time is on the McPherson College campus.

Members of the caravan now on the campus are Mr. Paul Mason, former student; Miss Dorothy Brandt, LaVerne, California, and Mr. Urban Long, Ada, Ohio.

While in McPherson, the car* avaners wil study with Prof. Ray-mand Flory, Mr. James Elrod, and others in preparation for their future work.

Volunteer Service Fund Receives $46 From Mac

It was announced by Gerald that $46.00 from the Bret-ren Volunteer Service jar has been sent into Elgin, Illinois, where Brethren Service headquarters are located. The jar is still in its place by the cash register in the cafeteria.

Since the General Brotherhood Board has had to cut its expenditures tor the year, the expected allotment for Brethren Service has been slashed accordingly. Youth that have volunteered are attempting to raise sufficient funds by suggesting that people contribute 1 cent a meal so that the program of service will not have to be cut.

Players Club Hold New Participation Meetings

Beginning a series of meetings in which the entire club takes part, the Players Club watched the evolution of the theater from Will Shakespeare to the present age. portrayed by club members in their meeting held on Monday evening, February 28.

The forsaken drunkard was portrayed by Mr. Lloyd Haag, assisted by Mr. Albert Guyer. A ladies barber shop quartet sang "Sweet Adeline." and “Down By The Old Mill Stream." The quartet was composed of the Misses Jeane Baldwin, Alice Long, Eula Broyles, and Helen Stover.

Teaching wives and sweethearts now to drive the new mechanical wagons was portrayed by Mr. Harry Knapp and Mr. Max Mc-Auley. The Impressions of Mr. Laurence Olivier was given by Mr. Harold McNamee.

The next participation meeting will be held on March 28, at 7:30.

During the business meeting the dates for "Blythe Spirit." were set for April 4, 5, 6, and 7. Casting was started on Tuesday, March 1.

World Day Of Prayer Observed By Churches

Today is the annual World Day of Prayer. Services were held this morning at the Methodist Church-here in McPherson at 10 this morning.

This afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Donely of the Free Methodist Church, will deliver the major address. Rev. DeWitt L. Miller will have charge of the prayer. Mrs. Chick Smith is general chairman of the World Day of Prayer with Mrs. C. C. Brown presiding at the meetings today.

All of the McPherson churches are taking part in the meetings and each will be represented in a personal way. Subject of the day is "The Lord Is Thy Keeper."

This afternoon after the main meeting Mr. Carl Casey will broad-ast over the radio station on be-half of the World Day of Prayer.

Krehbiel Recital March 13, Chapel

Miss Anne Krehbiel, acting head of the piano department, will appear in a faculty recital. Sunday afternoon, March 13, at three-thirty.

Receiving her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Kansas, Miss Krehbiel Joined the music faculty at McPherson College two years ago.

Last year she was granted a leave of absence to study piano in New York under Carl Fried berg. She returned to McPherson College this fall to become acting head of the piano department during the absence of Miss Jessie Brown.

This will be Miss Krehbiel’s first recital at the college since her return from New York. The recital will be held in the college chapel.

Cast For Play ‘Blythe Spirit’

Has Been Selected

"Blythe Spirit," a three-act farce by Noel Coward will be given in the Little Theater, Sharp Hall on April 4, 5, 6, and 7. It is under the direction of Mrs. George Noyes dramatic coach.

The McPherson College Player will be the producers and wil dedicate the play to Miss Della Lehman, in appreciation of he continued interest and contribu tions to the drama of McPherson College.

The play concerns the calamit; that befalls one Charles Conso mine novelist, who inadvertently recalls to his home the spirit of his first wife, at the very time tha he is happily married to his second wife.    

It is only through the help of a medium that he manages to overcome this calamity.

Madame Arcati, the medium helps Mr. Consomine reach a satisfactory, if somewhat surprising, solution to his problem.

The cast as selected this week by a tryout committee will be Char les Consomine, Harry Knapp and LeRoy Doty; Ruth Consomine, Kathleen Baerg and Esther Moh-ler; Madame Arcoti, Della Lehman; Dr. Bradman, Vancil Dona hoo; Mrs. Bradman, Alice Long; Edith, Donna Johnson, Elvyra, the Blythe Spirit has not been cast.

LeRoy Doty will act as the student director.

Model U. N. Again Slated For McPherson College

The second annual model United Nations, which is to be held on the McPherson College Campus, will be on April 12, according to the official school calendar.

Prof. Raymond Flory and Mr. Dean Neher, sophomore, have been working out the details of this years model. Countries to be represented and representatives will be asked for in the very near future.

Last year the model was well attended by the McPherson County High Schools. According to some sources this years model should be equally well attended because of the new interest in the local county chapter of the UNESCO organization.

Irish Theme For Broadcast Today

A program featuring Irish numbers will be presented over station KNEX today at 3:30 p. m.. by McPherson College.

Donavon Speaker will announce the thirty-minute program. The program will carry out an Irish theme in honor of approaching St. Patrick's Day.

The Meloaires—Bob    Keim,

Kenneth Graham. Dale Eshelman, and Vernon Nicholson—will sing three numbers, " 'Neath Your Window.” "Sophmonic Philosophy,” and "Rose of Sharon."

Kenneth Graham. Rolland Plasterer, and Paul Wagoner will be the soloists. They will sing "Rose of Picardy." "Wander Shoes," and "When I Think Upon the Maiden" respectively.

Miss Della Lehman and Mrs. George Noyes will read Irish poems in dialect. Mrs. Noyes will road two selections and Miss Lehman will read selections including "The Party at Crogan's" and "Cornaylius Ha Ha Ha Hanne-gan."

Bonnie Alexander and Helen Stover will be accompanists. Miss Stover will play a medley of Irish, tunes.

The program will close with the group humming "When Irish Eyes are Smiling."

W. W. Peters

Following is the statement read to the student body. March 2, concerning the resignation of Dr. Peters.

"After careful consideration, I am hereby announcing that I will not be a candidate for re-election so the position of President of McPherson College after the expiration of my present contract on July 1, 1950. Signed W. W. Peters.

Dr. Peters has served McPherson College for eight years, being appointed to the position in 1941. Dr. Peters previously had taught at- Manchester College, North. Manchester, Indiana.

Movie Line Party At Manor Tonight

"Chicken Every Sunday" will be the movie shown tonight at the Manor Theater. Students buying tickets between 6:35 and 6:40 will be admitted for 41c instead of the regular admission price.

Arrangements have been made with the management of the theater and a represntative of the college will be on hand to identify students attending.

The "line party” is being sponsored by the Social Committee of the college.

Chapel Seats Are Located With Map

Two hundred seats that were removed from the Chapel sometime Sunday evening or Monday morning have been found and returned to the college. The chapel will be ready for the regular Monday assembly on Monday. March 7.

The seats were found in a granary, one mile east and one mile south of the college farm.

An anonymous person mailed to Dr. W. W. Peters a map showing how to locate the granary.

Flection Cancelled, To Be Held Soon'

The election that had been scheduled for last Tuesday concerning the amendment to the constitution was cancelled because of insufficient publicity.

Last week's article In the Spectator about the election and the amendment was called to the attention of freshmen English classes by Professor Hess. It was pointed out that according to the article the different classes and organizations would have no repre-senation in the Student Council, and that the information was not official because the secretary of the Student Council bad not signed it.

The entire Article III, Section 2, of the constitution was not included in the Spectator story thereby explaining some of the confusion about the amendment.

Correctly stated Article III, Section 2 Part (a) of the constitution

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An election on the revision of the constitution of the student council will be held in the very near future. The revision on which students will vote is the work of a group of students that circulated a petition asking that faculty represenation be redistributed; in effect, that the Dean of Men and Dean of Women be elected to the student council, if desired by the students, and not appointive as it now stands.

In the future all faculty representatives on the coun cil will be elected except the Dean of the college. Now outwardly this would seem to be fine because no one will deny that an organization needs new blood. But what are the implications behind this move?

Are those students that started the petition actually interested in improving the council, or, are they trying to show certain members of the faculty just where to get off? It has been pointed out that at the present time some of the faculty representatives do not take their responsibility seriously; that certain members miss numerable meetings and attend only when something big is to be discussed; And for these reasons faculty members should be elected by the student body, because then persons actually interested in the council and its work will be more inclined to attend the meetings.

But we fail to see that this is actually a weakness in the present council. Some students and student members of the council share our opinion. We feel that a group of students are taking their personal grudges out on individuals and not on the constitution where the weakness actually lies.

Before becoming too hot and bothered about the faculty representative we would advocate something being done to the constitution in reference to the relationship between the council and the board of publications, where all of this trouble originated.

Some read from the constitution that the board of publications is supreme in its decisions while others read that the council is supreme because the publications board is a subsidiary of the council.

At the present time the council has a committee working on various revisions of the constitution. Eventually the student body will hear about the recommendations of this committee; but until then, what?    *

Forget your petty differences; try to work for the betterment of the council and try to wipe out the talk about what the council has not done this year.

An Improvement?

Our Burma Road

More than likely not many students on the college campus realize that we here in McPherson have a Burma Road. Actually that is not the name of the thorough fare but it must closely resemble its famous counter part in China.

The avenue of travel we are speaking of is the chewed up fifteen blocks of East Euclid. Since the snow first covered the black top and chat covered street, the travel on Euclid has been extremely hard on the surface. Now that the thawing has taken place the street has become a veritable cow lane.

Because of the great amount of moisture in the ground the city fathers have stated that no major repair work on McPherson’s streets will be done until this summer. Until the work on Euclid is taken care of the street remains a danger to both human lives and property. The big hazard is the large numbers of deep chuck holes that are to be found on the avenue.

What can college students do until the city can repair this street? Undoubtedly the most important thing we can do is to drive slowly and sanely until repairs can be made. It is our responsibil-ity to see that there are not any serious accidents because of careless students driving on an under-par street.

Take it easy with the speed until the street is resurfaced. Stay alive in ’49.

Guest Editor

Brethren Become Part Of Society

This week's guest editor is Raymond R. Peters, executive secretary of the Brotherhood Board. Mr. Peters has been active in church work for many years. Mr. Peters writes on the social and cultural trends in the Church, of the Brethren. Last summer Mr. Peters traveled over Europe inspecting the BSC units throughout the various European countries.

Mr. Peters' editorial follows:

The early Brethren in Germany pulled away from the traditional form and culture of their day and became known as Separatists. There has been a strong, pletistic influence in the Brethren culture. A great deal of emphasis has been placed on the simple life and religion had little value unless it issued forth in good living. Thus, the Brethren traditionally attempted to pull away from “worldly people” to live the good life among themselves. This concept was also reflected in the non-conformist idea as related to society and the state.

Since the turn of the century, the Brethren have been shifting their position and are becoming increasingly more cosmopolitan In their outlook. They are more and more a section of society. They are finding themselves in the professions and various avenues of business. Thus, they are becoming interested in civic, political, educational, economic, and cultural aspects of the community. They are actively participating In the constructive organization of the community.

This change in point of view has made the Brethren Interested in the world in which they live. As a result, they have taken an active part in the world-wide missionary enterprise of the church, and in recent years have been particularly interested In relief and rehabilitation in the war devastated areas of the world. The concern which Brethren have had traditionally for each other is being expressed to unfortunate people at home and abroad. They feel that Christianity involves leadership in all of the efforts that go to make for more peaceful and harmonious living in all social- relationships.

Brethren feel that social progross takes place to the extent that the individuals participating in human betterment are themselves motiviated by high idealism and possess in their own lives a high ethical code. The Brethren are interested in producing people of high intellectual attainment, deep spiritual insight, and broad social sympathies. In this spirit they are moving into the contemporary world humbly but hopefully.

Where do you want to serve? A pamphlet reviewing the work

camps that will be sponsored by the Church of the Brethren has Just been released and it lists seventeen different projects for which students can volunteer.

Four work camps will be held in the Western Region. Wichita, Kansas, Kansas City,’ Missouri, Rocky Ford, Colorado and Avery, Iowa, will be the sites of the West-ern Region camps. In Wichita the camp will work in an under privileged community located outside the city just southwest of the industrial section.

In Kansas City, campers will work at the Carver Neighborhood Center. The area is predominantly occupied by Negroes. Campers will do both physical and mental work. In Rocky Ford, the campers will work with migrant laborers, most of whom are Spanish-speaking people. Campers will organize recreation for all ages, make friendly calls, and conduct classes in crafts, storytelling and arrange worship services.

The fourth camp will be in Avery, Iowa. Campers will clean a community playground and help with recreation.

Other Camps

Other camps will be sponsored in the eastern and western parts of the United States. Camps vary from those that the campers finance to those where campers are paid a salary. Two camps that will pay campers a salary are being held at Catonsville and Crowns-ville, Maryland. Both of these camps will be interested in working with the mentally ill.

Foreign workcamps will also be sponsored this year. Camps in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Poland are tentatively scheduled for the summer months. These camps will be dependent upon campers who are able to pay their own way to Europe and back. The total cost, including incidental travel expenses will be between $500 and $600.

If more, information is desired, interested persons may write to Ora Huston, Brethren Service Commission. 22 South State Street, Elgin, Illinois, or to Miss Ruth Early, Regional Office, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas.

Read all the advertisements in the Spectator every week.

Newport, an excused tardy, cookies, pies, and a mystery box.

The auction is part of the annual WSSF drive.

Elrod Extends 'Thanks’
To Students, Faculty

Mr. James Elrod, Western Region Executive Secretary, wishes to express his appreciation to students, faculty, and townspeople for the fine reception given to the regional conference guests.

The cooperation of the college and all concerned was very good, according to Mr. Elrod.

Bonnie Martin Admitted To Hospital For Surgery

Miss Bonnie Martin, sophomore, was admitted to the McPherson County Hospital Monday afternoon at 2 for an appendectomy. Miss Martin was admitted to surgery at 7 the same day.

Hospital authorities stated that Miss Martin was doing very well considering the severity of her case. Miss Martin's appendix was ruptured.

Hospital authorities said that she was resting nicely but that she would be in the hospital for some time yet.

Joke..... It Pays to Be,Igno-

ant I cannot sleep in the winter. It is the strangest thing. But I can always roll back the mattress. And go to sleep in the spring.—Swiped.

There Is A Place For You

Four Workcamps Are Slated For Western Region

Recital By Lehmberg Covers Piano Literature

The piano recital given in the college chapel last Sunday afternoon climaxed months of preoara-tion by Stanford Lehmberg, one of McPherson's promising young artists.

Most of the program was well chosen for Mr. Lehmberg's talents and techniques for a young artist, it is not easy to adequately cover the field of great piano literature; however, last Sunday was a pleasant deviation from the usual student recital Mr. Lehmberg is a senior at the McPherson High School and is a student of Miss Anne Krehbiel. Rolland Plasterer

WSSF Auction Has Many Items Of Iinterest, Use

Part of the WSSF drive to secure $200 was the auction held last Thursday night in the SUR because of the late date of the auction the proceeds cannot be announced in this week's Spectator: however next week's paper will announce the amount of money raised.

Items auctioned at the Thursday evening meeting were late leaves, a week's washing by Lou Reed, a toni for a male, a chicken dinner, the use of a kitchen, an a on a history test, dinner for two; horse back riding, the privilege of wearing Van Dunahoo's clothes, a day in the girls dorm.

Other items were dinner at the College Inn. a cake by Don Peters, dates with Elven Ramsey and Ken

News for the Society Column should be handed to Miss Leona Flory, Arnold Hall, before Tuesday morning at 9:30. Miss Flory will appreciate the cooperation of those who have had guests or have entertained during the past week.

Miss Beth Dressel and Miss Joyce Smith of Lyons visited Miss Lois Colberg on the campus Sat-urday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McConkey, Mrs. Harry J. Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Franks, all of Topeka, visited the campus Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Burger, of Perryton, Texas, visited their

daughters, Lois and LaVern, Sunday evening.

Mrs. Mathilda Sanger of Sprin-fleld, Missouri, has been visiting her daughter. Hazel, during the

past week.

Miss Gina Munda was the dinner guest of Miss Ruth Early, Tuesday evening.

The McPherson College Women's Quartet sang in Lyons last Sunday. The members of the quartet are Jeane Baldwin, Row-ena Neher, Nelda Jean Baldner, and Florence Messick.

Mr. Ira Brammell accompanied the quartet to Lyons.

Wilda Minnix and Mildred Dell, sophomores, traveled in Western Kansas last week end.     



By Carmina

As long as this is a column of the people, by the people and for the people, we though it might be nice to circulate around this week and get a tew ideas from the kids as to what they thought should he done to punish the cul-prits who carried off the scats of-the chapel. The question proved to bring about as much controversy as the recent ‘elections, but here are the kids' opinions. All opinions expressed are purely personal and don’t necessarily express the feelings of this column.

The first place we went to find someone to interview was the favorite gathering place, the Student Union Room. Here we found several students gathered together discussing this very question. Dot Little on one hand thought no punishment should be necessary, but instead a blue ribbon for the offenders, plus a special chapel in their honor.

Paul Mingenback had another idea. He was in favor of requiring a series of chapel speeches by the offenders, perhaps on the evil of school pranks.

Don Shultz added an interesting sidelight. He thought once the seats were, recovered it would probably be best to issue them to the students and let them carry them around, then they’d all have their own when chapel time came around.

Wilbur Beattie, who was sleeping peacefully in a remote corner, thought the culprits deserved an A for effort. If they had the ambition to go to ail that trouble.

Don Smith would only remark. "That’s college life, what would it be without an occasional sidelight.”

Jack Mathis didn’t want to go on record as having an opinion, but he did think it might be nice to brand them in some way so everyone could tell just who was responsible.

Next we asked Ann Oberst what she thought the punishment should be.’ She thought that no punishment was necessary unless the seats were damaged, and concluded that she thought it was just another school prank.

Horry Heckethorn was very emphatic in his answer. He thought the culprits were deserving of praise, and when they were caught the school should have a holiday in their honor. A little radical perhaps, but that’s what Harry thinks.

Robert Hill had a safe way of looking at the question. When asked for his opinion, he said he

had none, for opinions only got you into trouble. Could be.

Larry Treder perhaps had the most severe opinion of the group. He suggested immediate expulsion from school, and suspension for three years, until the offenders were mature enough for college. Another solution, says he, would be increased homework, for it seems they haven't enough to keep them busy now.

Fritz Gatz and "Kenny Newport also were pretty lax on the punishment needed. They think the sent swipers were pretty smart fellows and deserved a pat on the hack.

Journeying on over to the college inn we met a few more kids with opinions on the matter. Buck Reinecker, our student council president, thought it would be a good idea to make them wear signs proclaiming to all that they were the culprits, and embarrassing them all over the campus.

Earl Grindle would only say, "Do whatever's right."

Phyllis Brown came up with a really constructive idea. She thinks it would serve the offenders right to make them go through one of those famous M. Club paddle lines.

Gene Arnold’s only solution for the problem was to keep a better tab on the student ministers.

Here’s the place to end all this, and remember, as our immortal Abe Lincoln said. "The world will little note nor long remember what we say here."

Collegian Column

A professor in the physics department at Drake University has found a new use for his slide-rule. He catches mice with it. All it takes is a few books’, a large jar, and a slide-rule. The professor says it really works, but to date he has only specimen to show.

In the K-State Collegian, they are looking forward to the comic opera "Barber of Seville’’ to be there March S. The opera is to be presented to Kansas university students March 7. It wil be in Hutchinson March 10.

He who laughs last usually finds a double meaning!—Wesleyan Advance.

Kansas State Teacher’s College freshmen sponsored a Kid Party last Saturday evening similar to the one MacCollege has every year. They even had a bubble blowing contest! (Free bubble gum to those who came early.)

Two tonsils lived in a drunk's throat. "Hey, where are we?” asked one tonsil. "We must be in Cap-istrano,” answered the other. “Here comes another swallow." —Collegio.    

"So you have actually lost 120 pounds?” “Yes, my wife ran off with a traveling salesman.” — Collegio.

Definition of a widower —a man who has an angel for a wife. —Collegio.

In closing, we have the sport who refuses to carry matches because he has gas on his stomach. —Collegio.

Second Reel Fun For Mac College Students

A full length movie, entitled "Reaching From Heaven." will be the next film to be shown in the McPherson College Chapel on Saturday evening, March 12, at 7:30.

The Camera Club will sponsor the film which will be the second of the series of films to be brought to the campus. Also included in the program will be selected short subjects.    

The acting is done by new actors and actresses in Hollywood. Mr. Rolland Plasterer, club sponsor, is in charge of the arrangements.

Annual Booster Banquet Hears Music Department

The annual McPherson College Booster Banquet is scheduled for April 22, at the Convention Hall, in downtown McPherson.

The program for the evening will be a concert by the McPherson College department of music.

Ladies Quartet To Visit Ten Brethren Churches

Misses Ruth Holsopple, Wilma Smith, Naomi Mankey, and Marilyn Miller will visit ten churches between March 4 and 13. Their tour or the churches is part or the field service carried on by McPherson College.

The quartet will visit Olathe and Washington, Kansas, and Udell, South English, Ottumwa, Lib-ertyville, Albia, Prairie City, Mt. Etna, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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the Spectator every week.

gordon stutzman could it be that new block long buick

only three more months of college life that certainly doesnt give much time to announce the coming engagements dues it

seeing how I havent enlightened many of your eager little brains guess it will bring this to an abrupt ending so long every body

Election To Be Held

College Students In Omicorn Show

New Arrival

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Naylor, Car-rara, Italy, announce the arrival of Janice Elaine. January 13, 1949. Janice Elaine weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces on arrival.

Announcements in the form of miniature diapers were sent out to announce the arrival of the new baby girl.

they say

tick tock the clock ticks on and woe Is me can't think brain numb inspiration wont come no ink no pen but this pencil will do i guess (the reporter really got carried away) sometimes i wish that could push itself if wishes were horses i would gallop away but fast

the meloaires did a pretty good job of putting their make believe baby to sleep the nite of the a cap-palla concert a rather clever little ditty i would say incidentally we know that one of the members has experience that a way.

the occupants of room 204 arnold entertained guests for dinner in their beautiful dining room 201 guests were donald keim, ann ob-erst, buster west and ellis albright

quite a few of the loyal students of mac journeyed over to the sterling campus to cheer our bulldogs on to victory last friday nite pale faces were mentioned in the last issue of the spectator and speaking of pale faces were glad to see that bonnie alexanders isnt anymore

It really doesnt matter what is written in this column because no one reads it anyway so i will ramble on just to fill up space i was told however that i had better watch these sly remarks i slip in every now and then or i might be replaced by a new reporter tch tch wouldnt that be drastic

someone related to me the story that a couple roommates dottle little and eula ruth broyles are planning a double wedding only one missing detail they both have

the same man in mind

even some of the stalwarts will give themselves to the wssf auction I am referring to elven ramsey and ken newport both of whom were auctioned off at the wssf auction anything for the cause blythe spirit has been cast and for the male charles a don juan guess who has been selected to play the part youre absolutely right harry knapp

incidentally if you see lowell brandt around ask him to sing to you his version of jalousie

why all the student interest in

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is as follows: "Membership of the Student Council, (a) The Student Council shall include: a President, elected by the Student Body from the Senior class of the following year: a Treasurer, elected by the Student Body from the Junior class of the following year; the Treasurer of the previous year: one man and one woman from each of the four classes, elected by the members of the class to be repre-sented; one man and one woman representing the extra-curricular activities; the Dean of the College: the Dean of Women: and the Dean of Men.”

The proposed amendment is as folows: "In article III, Section 2, dealing with membership of the Student Council, the phrases; ‘the Dean of Women: and the Dean of Men.’ should be stricken out and replaced by the phrase, 'and two faculty members, to be elected by the Student Body in general election.”

Signed, Jeane Baldwin, secretary.

According to supporters of the amendment such a change would be more democratic than the present method. The Student Council is considering proposing another amendment, if the above one is accepted, that would call for one faculty member to be elected every year for a two year period, thus eliminating the possibility of having two new faculty members the same year. The election date will be set in the very near future.

Cubs is the largest island of the West Indies.

The Beta Omicron Chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority are meeting with good results in securing talent from McPherson College to appear in their annual talent show, which will be held this year Wednesday, March 9, at 8:00 in the high school auditorium.

To date several students have entered, and several more, are considering appearing in the show, which will feature talent from every phase of the entertainment standpoint, Lawrence Eggleston, tenor, and Chuck Royer, batonist, have already signed to appear, and a lew more numbers may be accepted before the show next Wednesday.

The talent will range in age from a seven-year-old piano player to a elderly ceiloist, with plenty of entertainment for all. The Judges will represent every walk of life, with one being a member of the McPherson College faculty. The judges' names will not be disclosed.    

Tickets may be purchased from any member of the organization sponsoring the show, or at the door that evening. The admission price is 40 cents for adults and 20 cents for children.

Anyone else interested in entering the show, and perhaps walking away with the $10 first prize, is asked to contact Carmina San Romani, Annette Shropshire, or Lenore Sorenson.

Peters Attends Meeting For Brethren Service

President W. W. Peters will leave for Cleveland, Ohio, next Monday, March 7, to represent the Brethren Service Commission at the National Study Conference on the Churches and World Order.

The conference is sponsored by the Federal Council of Churches.

Dr. Peters will be back on the campus the latter part of the week.

Baseball Next


Track, Tennis Too

Warriors Downed Again By Bulldogs

The McPherson Bulldogs repeat ed an earlier victory over the Sterling Warriors this time at Sterling by the score of 38 to 32 Friday. Feb. 25.

Half-time score, however, gave the crimson canines only a small 18-17 advantage at half-time. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs held on and added to this small lead to leave the court at the sound of the final whistle leading 38 to 32.

High point man for the game was furnished by the losing Warriors, however, in the person of Muci who scored 11 points. Herb Bruns, McPherson's tall center, was high with 9 points for the victorious Bulldogs.

Locker Chatter

From where the record stands now, it looks like a cinch for a playoff between Ottawa and Kansas Wesleyan, probable co-champions of the Kansas Conference for the 1948-49 season, for a spot in the N. A. I. B. tournament to be held in Kansas City's municipal auditorium March 4 to 7. The Wesleyan Coyotes have only to topple the Bethel Graymaroons in their path to the co-championship.

Furthermore, we feel safe in predicting that the Coyotes will take the rubber game of the series and enter the playoffs. From there, we don’t care to speculate: however we might add that just how fur our representative get in the tourney will serve as an accurate barometer of exactly how good a brand of ball is played in our Kansas Conference.

Coach Russ Davee of the Baker Wildcats has succeeded Coach Wally Forsberg of the conferenceleading Ottawa Braves on the Kansas N. A. I. B. committee.

Bulldogs Win Seventh Game

Bulldogs “B” Team Falls To Sterling “B” Warriors

Although leading at half-time, the "B" squad could not follow the example of their older brothers and lost to the Sterling Warriors second stringers 33 to 31 in a preliminary to the varsity struggle at Sterling.

The junior Bulldogs held an 18 to 14 halftime lead, but could not hold on to that advantage in the last half as the Warriors marched on to victory.

McFarland was high for the winning Sterlingites with eleven points while Lindberg took McPherson’s scoring honors with 10 points.

Sunday Is First Church Service of Lenten Season

The first church service of the Lenten season will be held Sunday morning. The subject of Dr. Miller's morning sermon will be "Be Prepared”. The McPherson church choir will present special music.

Sunday evening's service will consist of a forum conducted by Dro Metzler. Subject of discussion will be "Lent in the Life and Experience of This Church.”

Sports Sidelight—Although the score was 57 to 45, throughout the last Ottawa-Baker game, tension was high and the margin was low. The Wildcats wanted to take this one bad, very bad. Bill Horn, Baker photographer, offered to take the Wildcats picture on the Ottawa floor in an old-fashioned night shirt. Well, Bill Horn was there with camera and nightshirt; however the Wildcats couldn't pull through with that win.

As we mentioned last week, the closing season always brings all-star time when we select players think have given an outstanding performance. So picking the ten best in our own opinion from the six other clubs in the Conference we’ll choose Charley Fiffe, Harold Pounds, Gene Anderson, Kansas Wesleyan; Warren Nevins, Baker; Jack Smith, College of Emporia: A. B. Turner, Bill Tie-green, Musgrave, Ottawa; and Dave Anderson, Bethany.

Bulldogs Lose To Winfield Quintet

The McPherson Bulldogs closed their 1948-49 season with a defeat at the hands of the Southwestern Moundbuilders at Winfield, Tuesday, March 1, by the score of 64 to 50.

The Bulldogs started, however, surprisingly well as they drew an advantage of 9 to 1 in the early part of the game; but the powerful Moundbuilders came back in regular fashion as they led com-mandingly 32-22 at halftime, continuing in the last half to win 64 to 50.

The Moundbiulders’ brilliant post man. Danny Kahler, scored 23 points against the losing Bulldogs while Peters took McPherson scoring honors with 13 points.

In the opener of the program of intramural basketball for Monday, Feb. 28, the Ministers B were handily defeated by the Deforpch aggregation. Halftime score was 38 to 23 in favor of the winners. Wareham took scoring honors with 24 points for the losers.

The second game saw the tightest game of the year' played with the Preying Eight vs. Dunkard Tech. The Preying Eight team, however, took three overtime periods to complete the job and then by a slight 35-33 margin. Buck Reinecker kept-the winners in the game with 15 points. "Coughenour was high for the losers with 6 field goals and 12 points.

The last game of the evening saw the Smokers cash in on their last opportunity to win a game as they finished their single robin in intramural league play with their first and only win from the T. K. B. team by the decisive score 39 to 24. The Smokers broke into the lead at the start and never were seriously thratened. Petefish and K. Watkins had 16 and 11 points respectively for the victorious Smo-kers while Stull had 13 for the losing T. K. B. netmen.

Spring Sports Begin With Baseball And Track

Practice for spring sports competition began Wednesday at 5 p. m. as track practice began. Preliminary workouts for interscho-lastic competition also will begin for baseball and tennis. An especially good turnout is expected to be on hand for the baseball team tryouts.

The schedule for the spring sports has as yet not been announced. Whether or not league competition will be held in baseball in the form of a round robin or a play-off is not known as yet: however, a league track meet will bo held.

Looking Ahead

In order to familarize the student body with the busy schedule slated for the last three months of school, the Spectator is publishing the activity calendar for the months of March, April, and May. These dates listed are official as of March 1.


11    Eula Witmore Recital

12    Reel Fun.

13    Ann Krehbiel Recital.

18 Paul Wagoner Recital.

21 Rolland Plasterer Recital.

26 Community Concert Duo Pianist

26-3 A Cappella Trip

30—Recital—Mugler 8 p. m. April:

3 Recital— Mugler 3:00.

3 Community Concert Violinist

4-7 Blythe Spirit    

9 4-H Contest on campus. 15-19 12:00 to 8:00 Easter Vacation.

21    Model United Nations.

22    Booster Banquet

28-29 Junior-Senior Retreat.

29    WAA Banquet.

30    Fun Nite—Gym.


6 Noble Cain

7 Spec Banquet

13    All Schools day

14    Junior-Senior Banquet 21 Senior Breakfast 24-27 Final Examinations.

28    Alumni Reunion.

29    Baccalaureate Services.

30    Commencement.

Wagoner Is New Peace Secretary

Mr. Paul Wagoner, senior, has been approved as the Regional Peace Secretary, effective June 1. Mr. Wagonr will replace Mr. Ed Crill, who left the position to take over the management of the Volunteer Service Units in Training at the New Windsor, Maryland relief center.

During the interim the position has been filled by Miss Ruth Early.

Mr. Wagoner comes from Adel. Iowa. He has been very active in school activities. His main Interest lies in the music field and as a result has been in the A Cappella Choir for four years.

Mr. Wagoner's engagement to Miss Mary Metzler of McPherson was recently announced.

Witmore Voice Recital Planned For March 11

Miss Eula Witmore, soprano, will present a recital Friday evening, March 11, at 8 in the college chapel. Miss Witmore is a student of Prof. Don Frederick and is active in the choral groups on the campus.

The program will be varied and present both heavy and light musical numbers. Miss Witmore will be accompanied by Miss Helen Stover, senior.

Speech Classes Study Argumentation, Debate

The beginning speech classes, under the direction of Mrs. George Noyes, are spending a few weeks studying the methods of argumentation. The classes have been spending their time discussing various controversial issues of today, and reports of much enthusiasm have been received.

The students have worked in groups of three, four or five, and each group prepares a subject for discussion, and starts the arguments rolling with their views of the situation. Then the subject is turned over to the class, and they battle It out until the whistle blows.

Subjects chosen for these assignments have been along the lines of “Whether or not Marriage and the Family courses should be offered in American Colleges" "Do we need a peacetime military training program." and. "Who is to blame for juvenile delinquency, the parents or the children?"