M-Club Sponsors Carnival Tomorrow Night In Gym

The annual carnival for raising money to purchase blankets for senior M-Club members will be held Saturday evening, Dec. 1, at 7:30 in the college gymnasium. Dale Carpenter, publicity chairman, says that there will be lota of prizes and fun for everyone.

McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, November 30, 1951 No. 12

Ottawa Symphonette Will Appear Tonight

The Ottawa University Symphonette will appear at the McPherson First Baptist Church tonight, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.

Modern Pioneers Visit Carlsbad


The Symphonette, which is a thirty-student instrumental group, has gained a place for itself in the hearts of music lovers.

Included on the program will be such numbers as "Suite from Water Music" by Handel, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach, "Nocturne" from "Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mendelssohn, "March Modernistic” by Edwards, "Inflammatus" from "Stabat Mater" by Rossini, and a special arrangement of favorite old church hymns by the director, Mr. Paul Stoner.

There will be no charge for the concert.

Loren Blickenstaff Will Enter KU Med School

Loren Blickenstaff, Macollege senior chemistry major, has been accepted by the medical school of the University of Kansas, for entrance next fall. Loren received notice of his acceptance during the Thanksgiving vacation.

Loren, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ray Blickenstaff, Nampa. Idaho, has been an outstanding athlete and an honor student at Macollege. He came to Mac from Whitman College, Washington, for his sophomore year.

Loren Blickenstaff

Although Loren had not played college football before this year, he was chosen by the Kansas Conference coaches for the right tac-kle position on the 1951 all-con-ference defensive team. Loren was chosen last spring for the all-con-ference basketball team.

During both his Junior and seniors years Loren was selected by the faculty to have his Nome in "Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges." He is a member of the M Club and the student court.

Loren was married last summer to the former Orva Willems of McPherson. They live in the Vets Apartments.

Young Republicans To Meet The McPherson College Young Republicans will meet at 7:30 p. m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the SUR. Students of Macollege are invited to join. Cy Moyer of Topeka will speak.

College Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 1:

M Club Carnival at 7:30 everyone invited.

Thursday, Dec. 6;

Faculty dinner.

Saturday, Dec. 8:

Phillips basketball game at McPherson.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thurs-day, Dec. 18:

Central Kansas College Tournament at Moundridge (McPherson-Tabor-Bethany-Bethel). Saturday, Dec. 15

Movie:    "A Tree Grows In


Girls Enact New Policy

Arnold Hall’s constitution underwent revision Wednesday night, Nov. 14, when dorm girls met in floor meetings and voted three changes in the existing charter.

The first change concerns "off study” permits. From now on there will be no such thing as an "off study." Freshmen who wish to stay out later than 9:30 on a study night during the first semester may do so by checking a late leave.

Formerly, an "off study" permit entitled a freshman to stay out until 10, and an upperclassman to go out on a study night during study hours (7:30-10).

Late leaves and out-of-town permits. which have formerly been granted only by the Dean of Women, will be regulated as follows:

"Each girl shall fill out the form of her own out-of-town permit. If the out-of-town permit is within dorm hours, it does not need the signature of either the house mother or the dean of women. The forms are to be left with the house mother.

"If the out-of-town permit involves a late leave or weekend stay. It must have the hours and destination approved and signed by the house mother or the dean of women. In the absence of both, the girls at the desk shall have the power to sign the permit."

The revisions to the constitution were approved and signed by Edna Neber, house mother; Mary Fee, dean of women; Raymond Flory, dean of students; James Berke-bile, dean of the college: and

Desmond Bittinger, president.

Phyllis Bowman. chairman. Donna Sooby, Mildred Beck, and Ina Ditmars composed the committee which presented the revisions for consideration and approval.

Chairs Arrive For Library

New chairs for the main reading room of the Beeghly Library arrived Friday, Nov. 16, only two days after the library dedication and open house.

An order for the chairs had been placed approximately a year ago when the new wood shelves, tables, circulation desk, and card catalog were ordered. However, the 36 straight chairs did not arrive in August when the other furniture was delivered.

The chairs have the same light finish as the other furniture in the reading rooms. They are a couple inches lower than the old chairs now in use in the first floor roows.

Label holders for the periodical shelves arrived last week and were installed tills week. The holders are metal and are fastened to the edges of the shelves.

Rec Council Plans Christmas Party

Recreational Council is planning a Christmas party for Dec. 17. The party committee, that was chosen at the meeting, Monday. Nov. 26 in Frantz Hall includes Mildred Beck, Gilford Ikenberry, and Harold Smith.

There were twelve members present at that meeting. Esther Mohler and Jake Sheaffer reported on the BSCM Conference and the get-acquainted party, which was under the supervision of the Rec: Council.

The meeting closed with a Thanksgiving worship service led by Esther Mohler and Pat Royer.

Brown To Take Pictures

Kenneth Brown is the new campus photographer. He purchased the equipment from the former photographer, Irwin Porter.

He will help take pictures for the Quadrangle and Spectator and for the Public Relations Office.

Rec Lab To Be At Manchester

National Recreational Leadership Laboratory this year will be at Manchester College, Indiana. Dec. 26-Jan. 1. If enough students on Macollege campus are interested in going to the lab. Western Regional Youth Cabinet will pay the traveling expenses for a carload of six people.

Those interested may contact Berwyn Oltman before Dec. 16, about going to the National Lab at Manchester.

No C's For Bridgewater Honor Roll Students

Bridgewater College, Virginia, recently changed its requirements for a student making the honor roll. The old rules states that the student make an average of two points or more per semester hour on a load of twelve semester hours with no grade less than C.

Under the new change a student has to make no grade less than B on a load of twelve or more semester hours.

Honor UNESCO Group At Dinner

A dinner will be held for mem-best of UNESCO Saturday evening Dec. 15. 1951 from six to eight p. m. in the Church of the Brethren basement. The cost of the meal is provided for from the initial membership dues.

All foreign sudents on the campus are urged to attend this dinner.

A Spanish-American theme will be carried out during the evening. Marilyn Roe is in charge of the program which will follow the dinner.

The meal committee consists of Ina Ditmars, Phyllis Johnson, Velva Wagoner, Yolando Cerezo, and Isabel Barahona.

There are 82 members in UNESCO’ this year. Maurice Richards is president: Marilyn Roe, vice-president; Harold Smith, treasurer; and Berwyn Oltman, secretary.

By Marilyn Roe

Do you remember the hair-rais-ing tales of the pioneers crossing the west? Well, these tales might be equalled by the daring trip of a few Macollege co-eds during Thanksgiving vacation.

The girls who ventured tills journey across Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and into Old Mexico were Maxine Hanley, Anita Rog-ers, Marilyn Roe, and Donna Lou Sooby.

You might think that the pioneers had poor vehicles of travel, since a covered wagon and oxen are seldom preferred to a 1946 Buick. Yet, was a covered wagon ever delayed all night in a service station while three men pondered over it, to see why it had suddenly stopped?

Were oxen ever stranded in he middle of Texas for almost two days to be taken apart, and work-ed over (cutting away part of the frame and replacing two rods)?

Well, that is what happened in this instance. In fact, the car trouble was so acute that once when Marilyn laughed, at all their troubles. Donna threatened to make her walk home. But it was decided that she would probably get there before the car.

Perhaps you think the pioneers had poor food. Well. I ask you, did our forefathers over eat baloney sandwiches for Thanksgiving dinner and the four following days? Yes, this was the main diet of our hapless young adventurers.

You might retort that modern buildings always afford present day travelers a comfortable lodging for the night. These girls certainly did not have the best lodg

Note Of Thanks

I want to say "Thank You" to all those who helped in any way during Regional Conference.

To the ladles in the kitchen, the boys who cleaned, the students who washed dishes, pots and pans, served at the counter, washed trays and tables, and scraped dishes, and those who acted as hosts and hostesses and last but not least to our register girl, thank you.

—Mrs. Slifer, Cafeteria Manager.

Sophs Dunk Frosh In Lagoon

Freshman beanies have been flouting around Macampus for weeks now and will continue to dot the campus for some time to come.

At the annual tug of war held across the lagoon of Lake Side Park Nov. 15. Don Fancher, Don Cole, Jim Sears, Bill Goering, Ed-die Frantz, Jim Kerns, Jack Richardson, Jim Kerr, Virgil Teubner, and Dean McKellip battled for the freshmen. But 224-pound George Keim, Kenny Evans, Lowell Hoch, Wayne Blickenstaff, Bob Powell, Lee Hogie, Bob Peel, John Robison, Vai Alailima, and Don Hoch outweighed them, dragging them through the chilling waters.

Thus the freshmen will he "wearing the green" until Christmas.

Dale Carpenter. Student Court Judge, stated that freshman are required to wear their cups at all times. Violations of this rule will be taken up by the Student Court.

Merry Macs Plan Christmas Party

The Merry Macs will have their Christmas Party in the local Y. M. C. A. on Dec. 15, at 7:30 p. m. There will be recreation, a program and refreshments and decor-ations.

Boh Augsburger is the chairman of the Decoration Committee. Herbert Zeller, Walter Blough, and Charles Royer are the other members of the committee. The chairman of the Refreshment Committee is Loren Blickenstaff. The other members of the committee are George Keim, Dale Carpenter, and Duane Jamison.

Harold Smith heads the Recreation Committee, with Dave Metzler, Elton Lobban and Ellis Albright as the other members. The chairman of the Program Committee is Bob Boyer. The other members are Bob Fryman. Fred Goenner, and Gilford Ikenberry.

ings, but they never lacked vari-


The first night was spent in a service station on army cots. The second was in the stalled car under a street light by a garage. Another light was spent in the car in front of the El Paso police station. Still other nights passed while traveling the desort wastes of Now Mexico. (Sorry, Chief, they really liked your cactus crop.)

It seems as If wherever the girls stopped, they attracted the attention of the law. In one place in particular, they were questioned by the sheriff. No sooner did he leave than the highway patrol drove up to see what was going on. However, when the patrolmen earned of the girls’ plight, they were charming and sympathetic.

Despite everything, the girls say that they really enjoyed the trip. They had one advantage over the pioneers. Instead of meeting warring Indian tribes, they enjoyed real hospitality and friendship.

People pushed their car for many miles, changed their flats. Fixed the car for nearly nothing, listened to their troubles, and proved to be true friends in many ways.

Most of the car trouble occurred at the beginning of the trip. The girls finished their daring expedition in fine style by, crossing over from El Paso into Old Mexico and back to view the wonders at Carlsbad Caverns.

Although the last 750 miles were driven without a spare, they arrived home safely. After an all-night drive, they drove into Mac at 8 Monday morning just in time for classes.

Neff, Vance, Kipp Are Backstage Heroes Of Opera

By Esther Mohler

I sing the unsung heroes of the opera produciton.

Although their names did not even appear on the programs, three young men under the leadership of Eugene Neff carried the brunt of work in preparing the scenery for the production. Eugene Neff. Ted Vance, and William Kipp did yeoman service day-afterday painting and building scenery.

They performed an engineering marvel which only they could fully understand. Between acts 1 and II the large castle flat had to be lifted and turned around to become the hotel. All the prop ropes run parallel to the audience, but the castle and hotel had to be at a 60 degree angle.

How this problem was solved was not known even by the stage experts from Kansas City who had come to hung the new cyclor-ama. After one bewildered look at the complex arrangement, the experts put in a busy call for help to the college. Eugene and Ted were dispatched immediately, and ten minutes returned calmly to their classes with the flats moved to satisfy the cyclorama hangers.

Honors should also be given to the unfailing service of Eugene’s pick-up truck, Hercules. Despite many groans and rattles, the faithful Hercules travelled many miles in the general service of the opera.

Players Practice Applying Make Up

A film, "Basic Stage Make-up” was shown to the Players Club Tuesday evening is the S. A. R. Following the presentation of the film, the members practiced following the principles in applying stage make-up on each other.

At the business meeting it was decided to postpone the costume party until after Christmas in order that students may find costumes to donate at their homes.

Bryce Miller. Marilyn Roe. and Professor McAuley were chosen as the committee select the three one-act plays for production at the first of next semester.

Terrible Meek Tours Oklahoma And Texas

The "Terrible Meek" cast, accompanied by the director, Prof. Roy E. McAuley, will be on tour of eight Oklahoma Churches of the Brethren and one Texas church next week.

They will present the play to the Texas church, Nocona, on Dec. 7. The other churches are; Antelope Valley, Sunday p.m., Dec. 2; Pleasant Plains. Dec. 3: Ames. Dec. 4; Thomas, Dec. 5; Washita, Dec. 6; Big Creek, Dec. 8; Oklahoma City, Sunday a.m., Dec. 9; Bartlesville, Sunday p.m., Dec. 9.

In addition to her part as the peasant woman. Donna Phelon will play a piano solo for the services. Marlin Walters, playing the army captain, will also give a chalk talk, especially for the children.

Glenn Bellah, who plays the part of the soldier, will give a talk about McPherson College, Illustrated by colored slides.

Spec Adds New Staff Personnel

Lyla Whitham's application for assistant business manager of the Spectator has been approved by the Board of Publications.

Next fall she will succeed Mary Louise Hutcherson, present business manager.

Research Work Qualifies Berkebile For Sigma XI

Dean J. M. Berkebile has been elected to the Sigma XI, National Scientific Honorary Society of the Ohio State Chapter of the Ohio State University. The local chapter elected him on the basis of research work he had done.

This honorary society attempts to promote all types of scientific research.

Some of the activities of the evening will Include "Snafu” of which Keith Rickner, Tommy O’Dell, Marlin Walters, and Dwight McSpadden are in charge; "Ban-go" conducted by Bob Kerr, Chuck Petefish, and Bob Peel: a cake walk giving away 35 cakes directed by Frank Hanagarne and Bob Bechtel: bean guessing by Johnny Robison and Marvin Ferguson.

Two new activities this year are "Egg Throw" conducted by Wayne Blickenstaff, Gene Smith, Eddie Ball, and Glenn Gayer; and "Duck Throw” by Don Stevens and Dale Carpenter. There are also other new attractions this year.

Marvin Ferguson and Johnny Robison are in charge of the voting for the Carnival King and Queen. A program for the Royal Couple will be given after their coronation at 9:30 Saturday evening.

The king and queen will be given a free chicken dinner at the College Inn. Eddie Frantz, Alvin Zunkel, and Roland Delay will decorate the throne.

Some of the contest prizes include a card table, juice-o-mat, plastic hand painted tumblers, thirty theater passes, free hair cuts, flash lights, trouble lights, record album, T-shirts, sweat shirts, men's shaving sets, traveling kits for shaving articles and baby clothes.

More than 200 prizes will be given away, and the prizes this year are much better than they have had In the past, states the carnival chairman. There will also be grand prizes awarded for the best performances in a number of the different games.

Five Choirs Will Present Oratorio

Rehearsals began Nov. 27 on the "Christmas Oratorio" which will "be presented Dec. 18, Donald R. Frederick, professor of music, is directing the combined church choirs. Chapel choir and A Cap-pella choir. Mrs. Paul Sherfy is directing the Chancel Choir. Mrs. Lloyd Larsen is the organist.

Soloist are: Anita Rogers, Flor-ene Hale, Claudia Stamp, Gordon Fishburn, Max McAuley, Keith Allison, Earl Lapp, Gilford Ikenberry, and Beryl McCann.

Rehearsals are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening.

Home Ec Girls To Serve Faculty

The Home Economics Department, under-the direction of Miss Mildred Siek, will prepare and serve the meal at the Faculty Dinner Dec. 6.

Dr. Kenneth C. Bechtel, chairman of the planning committee, stated that the informal dinner for faculty and wives will be held in the church basement starting at 5:30.

Professor E. S. Hershberger and Miss Della Lehman are making plans for the evening's program.

Otteson Speaks In Chapel The Ladles Trio will sing in assembly Dec. 3.

Rev. Gilbert Otteson, traveling evangelist from the Covenant Mission Church, will be the guest speaker Dec. 5.

Seniors Purchase Class Rings, Pins

The senior class rings and pins are now available to those who wish to order them. The samples, which may be seen by contacting one of the class officers, will be shown until Tuesday Dec. 4.

They have the traditional McPherson College Insignia on them and may be all gold or with a ruby inset. The pins have the same design and insignia as the rings and may be purchased with a chain and guard of "52".

If seniors cannot give their or-der to the salesman in room 27 in Sharp Hall, Tuesday December 4 from 7:00-7:30 p. m.. they may give their order to one of the class officers and they will see that the order is placed.

The senior class officers are Bob Augsburger, D. A. Crist, Doris Metzler, and Margaret Daggett.

“Ginny” Royer Is Youth Director

Several students have remarked "Who’s that cute new freshman girl I’ve been seeing on the campus the last few weeks?"

They were referring to Virginia Royer, the new Regional Youth Director, in connection with Brethren Volunteer Service.

Macollege Entertains Guests During Thanksgiving Holiday

Virginia graduated from Manchester College In Indiana prior to her entrance Into the two-month training period at New Windsor. Maryland, for B. V. S. She is now on her ten-month project to complete her year of volunteer service.

At Manchester College "Ginny" was active in A Cappella Choir, band and orchestra, the student newspaper, and the school yearbook. She was listed in “Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities."

She was reared on a potato farm near Arcanum, Ohio, which, speaking in the language of out-of-staters, is near Dayton. For hobbles she has knitting, reading, playing ping pong, playing the violin, and leading recreation. She thinks that the Rec Connell on Macam-pus is a wonderful idea.


Gerald Neher

Rowan Keim Bob Fryman Frances Hall Lorene Clark Ina Ditmars

Faya Ellen Trostle Bryce Miller Esther Mohler Elinor Stine

Margaret Yost

Gordon Yoder

Something Rotten In Denmark!

As we understand it, the coaches of the KCAC choose the all-conference teams; and though they might be influenced by the opinions of others, their personal vote is final.

In the election each coach is entitled to one vote for each position and he cannot vote for his own players.

The recent election in our opinion; is a lop-aided one. Third place Ottawa gained eight places while second place Mac received only four berths. Ottawa has two more all-conference men than the conference champs, C of E.

To us, this implies that something "is rotten in Denmark.” How else can such a majority of votes be cast for two schools?

We would question several things. Why aren't the teams more balanced? or should they be? There must be a "kink” in the all-conference voting.

Granted that all-conference Harkey, C. of E. freshman, is an outstanding player, we wonder why Eddie Ball, a brilliant Mac open-field runner and a sophomore, was not chosen for the team.

Harkey was high as scorer with 79 points, and Ball was second with 76 points. We know that if Harkey hadn’t been allowed three touchdowns in their last game with little Sterling College Eddie would have been high scorer. Why wasn’t Eddie chosen?

Bob Kerr made 56 points this season and broke a Mac record with it. He was outstanding in his running, kickoff returns, and pass catching. Rob received seven passes for 188 yards. Why Bob, a senior, was not chosen, is more than we can understand.

Another back that deserved a berth was Gene Smith. Gene was a top scorer in the KCAC and third highest at Mac with 34 points. Gene’s punting was better than average and he gained 826 yards by rushing during the season. Why wasn’t Gene chosen?

Wayne Blickenstaff, sophomore quarterback, by all means should have gained a berth. Though only scoring one time, he was partly responsible for all the touchdown's made. Wayne did an excellent job as field general, and we wonder why he was not chosen instead of another Ottawa player.

Other outstanding players of this season were: Kenny Pritchett. Dale Carpenter, Roland Delay, Don Stevens, Don Cole, and Dave Metzler. We feel that these should have had a FAIR chance to win a berth on the conference teams.

We don’t know how it happened, but we feel it was a low blow for Mac to place only four men on the conference teams. Though this does not warrant a congressional investigation, we feel that it is something to look into.— D. T. F.

Divine or Commercial

Tomorrow will be December 1 and our thoughts will instantly turn toward Christmas. However, we Have been thinking of this special season for the past week or so. Indeed, one cannot live a normal life and not be conscious of the fact that Christmas will soon be here.

The cities are announcing the season by putting up lights, the stores are decorating their windows and filling up their counters with gifts. Indeed, things are taking on a brighter look now that Christmas is nearing.

These facts show us that the Christmas season is highly commercialized. We realize that this does not help but rather hinders the real purpose of the Christmas season.

Surely, this is the season to be gay and cheerful, but there is a deeper significance than merely being gay.

The observance of Christmas is a historical fact. On this day, twenty centuries ago, a man was born. This man was Jesus Christ, and it is His birth that we celebrate at Christmas time.

This man, Jesus, was not a mere man. He was in all the essence of the word divine.

Hence, Christmas is a divine season and we ought to treat it as such.—D. T. F.

Don Ford

Lorene Marshall

Martha McClung

Arlie Thiessen and Dale Birkenholz Sarah May Vancil

Reporters and Special Writers

Betty Ann Murrey LaFaughn Hubbard Father Ikenberry Ruth Papa

Elsie Kindley


Mary Louise Hutcherson Lyla Whitham

Kenneth Brown

November 22-25. McPherson College played host to every Brethren College in the United States at the annual Brethren Student Christian Movement Conference. The theme for the conference centered around the thought, "Want-ed-A Christian College."

Including leaders. 101 people were registered, each college having the following representation: McPherson, 30; LaVerne, Calif., 20; Manchester, Ind., 16; Elizabethtown, Penn., 12; Bridgewater, Va., 8; Juniata, Penn., 2; and

Bethany Seminary, Chicago, 1.

New officers for next year’s conference which will be held at Juniata College in Huntington, Penn., are: president, Wayne Zunkel, Manchester: vice-president, Carol Shumaker, LaVerne; and secretary-treasurer, Ann Frysinger, Bridgewater.

Twice a day the conference split into six discussion groups to talk over such problems as. "How can we as individuals work for peace?" "How to stabilize our colleges." and "The definite campus program concerning war."

Leaders of these groups included Ed Crill, Director of Youth Work in the Church of the Brethren: Dan West, Brethren Service

Commission: Wendell Flory, former missionary to China: Ernest Shull, returned missionary from India; and Vernard Eller, editor of youth publications in the Church of the Brethren. Dr. D. W. Bittinger and Dr. Burton Metzler were also resource leaders.

Thursday evening the group met in the gym for games and camp songs led by Juke Sheaffer and Esther Mohler. Friday afternoon the group toured the rumpus to see the new library, the rural life lab, and the museum. Before sup-

Some of Virginia’s purposes and goals for her youth director term are the drawing up of a calendar of youth activities occurring in the districts, presentation of youth literature, and stimulation of local CBYF’s.

She will be working primarily with districts and will travel in the region. Especially, she will try to get to the rallies and summer camps.

She is eager to help youth leaders wherever possible. She hopes to help train youth leaders among youth as well as among adults.

Promotion of national meetings such as political seminars and recreational laboratories, will be in

Low Living Cost And Wages Mark “Good Old Days”

By Esther Mohler

Would you like to board yourself at Macollege at an average cost of 69 cents a week?

Then go back to the "good ole days." In the school year of 1898-99 the average cost of board per week was 69 cents. The highest was $1.20, and the lowest was 33 cents.

Cost of room average was 29 cents per week with a high of 50 cents and a low of 10 cents.

Entire expenses for the year averaged $103.97. The highest was $150.00, and the lowest was $60.89.

But before you gleefully regress to the "good ole days." consider also the wages you might have expected to earn.

In 1899 the average wage for industrial workers was 22 cents per hour. For building trades the average hourly wage was 36 cents Average weekly wages for form laborers were 34.60.

A quick comparison with the Industrial worker's average hourly wage of $1.46 in 1950 and even higher wage at present is sufficient to readily check the age-old impulse of many to regress to the rosy-tinted "good ole days."

per the group relaxed by playing volleyball in the gym. Dr. Bittinger, on Friday evening, delivered an address. "Wanted—A Christian College.” Most of his message centered around being Christian which would logically lead to establishment of Christian College.

After a progressive hike Saturday afternoon, the group enjoyed tea at the Bittinger home.

Following the tea was the business session.

Ernest Shull delivered the address Saturday evening. Dean Neh-er, former Macollege student who recently returned from volunteer work in Europe, showed some slides of Greece and the rehabilitation work being carried on there by the Church of the Brethren.

One of the highlights of the conference came Sunday morning at the communion service. Dr. Metzler presided over the love feast. Several students and Arlene Kough prepared and served the breakfast of beef and broth, bread,

peaches, and cocoa.

Dan West taught the Sunday school class by creating a discussion on whether or not one would vote a person into the church if he could not pass certain requirements enumerated by the group. The Issue remained unsettled.

After dinner the travelers quickly packed their luggage and met in the chapel for the closing moments.

During the conference. Virginia Royer. Western Region youth fioeldworker, was in charge of a book display devoted to topics of interest to young people.

Gerald Neher, this year’s president, has expressed his thanks to all the students who helped in any way with the conference.

"Ginny” was greatly Impressed by Macollege's football team, as displayed at the Friends-McPher-son game. ''It was really a smash-over!" she exclaimed.

The friendly atmosphere of Macollege appeals to her, and she finds it interesting to get accustomed to the customs of a different college. Although she hails from a flat country, this territory is "wide open spaces” to her. She says that there seems to be more freedom.

“Virginia had an interesting episode with getting her baggage at her disposal. A slight confusion as to the method of traveling with her belongings to Kansas necessitated shipping her heavier baggage to McPherson by express from Napannee, Ind.

Brown Receives Free Ticket

Kenneth Brown was given a ticket early Monday evening for speeding 45 mph in a 30 mph speed zone. The incident occurred on the stretch of Kansas Avenue between town and Macollege campus.

In Owensboro. Ky., Wesley Ezell, 38, was fined $2 and $11.50 court costs under an old law forbidding "willfully and wrongfully working on the Christian Sab-

her scope of work. Also she will promote week-end and summer work camps, Brethren Volunteer Service, and other service projects.

As two weeks passed from the date of shipping, she became increasingly weary of living out of a suitcase. Finally the eager anticipation was rewarded. She was given access to the Jong-awaited baggage. And the shipping company had not been the real culprit!

The baggage had been mailed in care of Jim Elrod. He, supposing the shipment to be just another box of relief materials, found no time to do other than let the precious cargo lie untouched on the garage floor for one whole week.

In Wichita, Louise Bailey filed suit for $10,000 damages against the Berke Bros. Distilling Co., charging that its product incited a male friend to beat her.

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At The End Of Euclid

In Atlanta, members of the Junior Civitan Club sold Confederate flags to raise the money to buy U. S. flags for classrooms at Brown High School.

Miss Sarah May Vancil visited her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Joel A. Vancil, in Ottawa, Kans., Nov. 22-28.

Dr. R. E. Mohler spoke at a Father-Son Banquet held in the Topeka Church of the Brethren Nov. 27

Martha McClung and Lucille Flory spent their vacation at Lucille's home in Lone Star, Kans.

Phyillis Kingery visited her parents in Mt. Etna, Iowa.

Eleanor Louthan and Calvin Switzer visited Eleanor's parents in Lincoln, Nebr.

Kathryn Forsyth visited her parents, in Beatrice, Nebr.

Lyla Whitham visited her parents in Scott City, Kans.

Evelyn Smalley, Margaret Yost, and Naomi Lucore visited Evelyn's parents in Beaver, Iowa.

Christine Harada visited friends in Downs, Kans.

Lenora Foster and Betty Ba-erg visited Betty's parents in Sub-lette, Kans.

Shirley Wine and Dee Shank spent the vacation with Dee’s family in Abilene, Kans.

JoAnn McRoberts visited her parents in Greene, Iowa.

Frances Hall and Bryce Miller spent Thanksgiving Day with Bryce’s parents in Wichita, Kans.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Goenner visited Freddie's parents in Zen-da, Kans.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilford Ikenberry visited Gilford’s parents in Stillwater, Okla.

Thanksgiving Day guests of Mildred Beck and her family at Nickerson were Angie Flora and Barbara Berry.

Yolando Cerezo gave a talk at the New Gottland Church Friday.

Hetty Byers, Hetty Ann Murrey and Mary Ellen Yoder attended a birthday social at the Monitor Brethren Church at Conway Friday evening.

The Ladies’ Quartet, Phyillis Bowman, Florene Hale, Claudia Jo Stump, and Ruth Crumpacker, arrived home Monday morning from their tour through Colorado New Mexico, and Texas.

Elsa Kurtz, D. A. Crist, Angie Flora, and Dale Royer spent Sat-urday evening in Wichita.

Concert, Vespers, Revival Are Mac Church Features

Sacred concert, vesper service, and revival services will be featured in the various churches of McPherson this Sunday and next week.

The First Christian Church will be observing Women’s Day on Sunday, Dec. 2. Mrs. Herbert Mi-

Family Members Attend North Central Conference

The North Central Association Regional Conference will be held at Washburn University in Topeka

Dec. 7-8.

Representing Macollege at the conference will be Dean J. M. Ber-kebile, Dr. Maurice A. Hess, Dr. Kenneth C. Bechtel, and Miss Della Lehman.

Ten Students Appear In Recital

Ten students will present a recital Dec. 3 in the chapel. The program will include students of Miss Jessie Brown, professor of piano: Miss Anne Krehbiel, organ instructor, and Donald R. Frederick, professor of voice.

The students are Margaret Baile, LaVerne Burger, Myron Krehbiel, Don Thralls, Anita Rogers, and Gordon Fishburn—voice; Berwyn Oltman and LaFaughn Hubbard, piano: and Kathleen Schultis, piano and Nelda Ikenberry, organ.

chael, who is on furlough from the African mission field, will be guest speaker at the 11 a. m. service.

The Covenant Church Crusade for Christ is continuing each evening with the exception of Monday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p. m. until Dec. 9.

Rev. Gilbert Otteson, a traveling evangelist, is the evangelist.

The First Presbyterian Church will present a vesper service Sunday. Dec. 2. at 4:30 p. m. with music furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lapp. The Rev. Wymore Goldberg, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will be the guest speaker.

Rev. James Eldrod will bring the morning message, "Making Christian Education Evangelistic", in the McPherson Church of the Brethren Sunday. Dec. 2. The student ministers are in charge of the evening service.

Tylers Name New Son Charles Scott is the name Mr. and Mrs. Miles A. Tyler have chosen for their Infant son horn Nov. 13 at the McPherson Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Mr. Tyler is a freshman at Macollege. The Tylers live in the

Vets Apartment.

Banquet Honors Athletes Of City

On Monday. Nov. 26, the banquet honoring the athletic departments of McPherson High School and McPherson College was held at the Community Building.

Marvin Small, of the Kansas Athletic Department, was the evening speaker. Mr. Small also showed a forty-minute reel of the 1951 K. U.-Oklahoma football game.

Decorations of miniature footballs, goalposts, and helmets were made by the college and high school pep clubs

The McPherson College hand furnished music during the evening.

Approximately 300 guests were served a menu of ham, scalloped potatoes, slaw, buttered corn, rolls, and gingerbread.

Flory, Craig Are Speakers At Navarre Homecoming Raymond L. Flory, professor of history, and James Craig, Macollege freshman from Africa, spoke at the Navarre Church of the Brethren Nov. 25.

This was the homecoming and birthday Sunday of the Navarre

church. Flory Speaks To Student Ministers

The student ministers met at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, and heard Rev. Raymond L. Flory speak on the subject, "The Minister and His Relations to the World."

Bob Fryman, a member of the Steering Committee, officiated at

Handbook Shows Vocational Needs

Have you seen the hand book that tells about occupational outlook?

The recently issued Occupational Outlook Handbook. 1951 revised edition, is an expression of the government's long-time concern for the employment and progress of the population.

Following are a few highlights from the Handbook:

More than 73,000 new elementary school teachers were needed for the 1950-51 school year and only 35,000 persons qualified for regular elementary teaching certificates in June, 1950.

The legal profession was overcrowded in mid-1950, especially in large cities. Other professions needing only a limited supply of personnel are radio operators, radio announcers, newspaper reporters, and photographers.

The need for additional trained women is great in all the occupations in which women have led in employment: in nursing, dietetics, physical and occupational therapy, social work, and library work.

Students in agriculture will find excellent employment opportunities not only in farming, but also in teaching, research, veterinary medicine, farm service, and other similar vocations.

There are also shortages in the fields of engineering, research science, veterinary science, pharmacy, and accounting.

a short business meeting. Other members of the committee are Alvin Zunkel and Walter Blough.

Those attending were: Walter Blough, Don Thralls, Leland Wilson, Maurice Richards, Bob Boyer, Don Ford, Boh Fryman, Dave Metzler, Dave Webster, Boh Sifrit, Bob Powell, Berwyn Oltman, and Beryl McCann.

Guests were Gary Wilson and Wilma Ford.

Bittinger Gives Reasons For Thanksgiving

"For What Am I Thankful." a speech by Dr. Bittinger, was given in chapel Wednesday morning, Nov. 21.

Dr. Bittinger stated that we should be thankful for God's good earth, our homes, the kind of education McPherson College offers, and the fact that God is a good God.

McAuley Recommends Teaching As Profession

Roy McAuley, professor of English and dramatics, spoke in assembly Nov. 26, concerning teaching as a profession. Prof. McAuley stated it is a most glorious occupation, interesting and satisfying.

"We are today on the threshold of a great educational advancement." Prof McAuley said. He gave three reasons for the advancement.

First, great advancements concerning the human mind and how it works have been made in the last few years. Second, the schools exist for the student. Third, there is a new respect for the teaching profession today.

The sense of humor is the oil of life’s engine. Without it the machinery creaks and groans. No lot is so hard, no aspect of things so grim, but it relaxes before a hearty laugh.—G. S. Merrian.

Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy.—Steward Cloe-


Willingness without action is like a cloud without rain—there may he lots of thunder and lightning, but no parched ground is watered.—O. B. Blackledge

Neher, Clark Speak In Chapel

Dean Neher, brother of Lyle and Gerald Neher, spoke in chapel Nov. 28 concerning his work in Europe with the Brethren Volunteer Service. Dean stated that Greece is a good place to study a culture that is different.

"An average person's education only includes classes up to the sixth grade." He also stated that the curriculum is mostly about wars and heroes. The people remember too well the rule of the Turks and continually look back to the glories of the Hellenic Age.

Dean stated that the Zoe movement, a religious movement, is changing the lives of the people living in the city. They are modernizing the youth.

Lorene Clark, Macollege Junior, gave some of the highlights of the BSCM Conference held on Macam-pus Nov. 22-25. She stated that some of the problems of colleges that were discussed concerned the students who seem to have no goal in life and who are indifferent.

"If students are Christian then the college will be Christian too." was a conclusion of the discussion groups.

One of the more important problems discussed was concerning the stand Brethren Colleges should take toward the war.

LaVerne, Manchester, Bridge-water, Juniata, Elizabethtown, Texas Tech, Kansas University School of Medicine, Bethany Biblical Seminary, and Macollege were represented at the conference.

Woody DisregardsScandals, Begins Basketball With Seven Lettermen

Football Final Statistics

The approaching college basketball season can hardly be viewed as a normal one after the scandals that have shaken the sport in the last 11 months. Macollege feels fortunate, however, in being able to put a group of boys on the maples this year who have had experience playing together.

The only races missing this year when the Bulldogs take the floor will be Earl Grindle, a senior first-stringer last year, and Harvey Pauls, a freshman who saw a great deal of second string action. Both are in the Army.

Coach "Woody" Woodard has a nucleus of seven lettermen around which to build hsi 1051-1952 hoop offering. At the top of the list in scoring last season was Loren Blickenstaff, who made all-conference and averaged better than 14 points for the season.

Wayne Blickenstaff, a freshman on last year's team, is an all-around player that can shoot, pass and rebound with the best of them.

Gene Smith, the former McPherson High hoop star, has all the qualities of leadership, aggressiveness, and ball handling that a guard should have. Gene, a sophomore, should play a great deal of ball for the Bulldogs this year.

Bob Bechtel, the tall lanky center for the Bulldogs last year, was the mainstay in the lineup and was also a great rebounder.

Chief Hanagarne, the good-na-turned fellow from New Mexico, plays basketball In the same free and easy style that he displays in every sport. Chief is a great defensive man on the maples, and he also has a variety of shots which be can hit from all over the court.

Another veteran is Dale Carpenter, the track star, who displays speed on the roundball court to a great advantage. Dale is a great rebounder and sharp shooter.

Duane Jamison, the six-two senior from Quinter, is expected to come to the top this year and really use his height and weight to advantage. Duane is a good shot and should be a great asset to the ball club of Coach Woodard.

Last but not least of the letter-men is "Digger" O'Dell, the whirlwind from Kansas City. Digger is handicapped by his size of five-seven, but he makes up for it by his speed and quick reflexes. He is a great ball handler and should give the opponents this year a great deal of gray hair.

Pep Club Sells Tickets for Basketball Tournament

Macollege Pep Club girls are selling tickets for the Central Kansas Collegiate Basketball Tournament to be held at the new high school gymnasium in Mound-ridge, Kass., December 12 and 13.

The tickets are available to any students or faculty members and their wives and husbands for $1.25 each.

The tickets are good for both evenings which will Include four games.

The squad men from last year are: Eddie Ball, Bob Peel, Carl Metsker, Paul Heidebrecht, Clive Sharpe, and Hill Moore.

The fellows on the B squad last year got a lot of experience and should give the lettermen a run for the varsity positions.

New men out for basketball are: Glenn Gayer, Bernard Whirley, Gene Elrod, McPherson; Ed Frantz, Conway Springs; Don Fancher, Rocky Ford, Colo.; Jerry Neher, Oswego; Carrol Snyder, Morrill; Mario Oltman, Enders, Nebr.

These new boys that have reported to Coach Woodard range from freshmen to seniors and are a group of talented ball players that with a year or two of seasoning will he carrying the basket-ball load, for the Bulldogs.

The Kansas Conference race shapes up to be about as close and hot as the football race for the championship was. Ottawa Univer-sity was last year's winner.

Four Girls Earn 100 WAA Points

The first sports season ended Nov. 19 for the W. A. A. with 33 active members. Angie Flora, Dolores Sigle, Donna Sooby, and Hat-suko Kanazawa were in all four sports and received one hundred points for each sport.

Others who were active in individual sports were: Betty Jo Baker, Betty Ann Murrey, Betty Jean Baerg, Naomi Lucore, La-Von Widegren, Kathy McLeod, Martha Lucore, Mildred Reck, Marilee Grove, Yolanda Cerezo, Elsa Kurtz, Jerry McConkey, Ina Ditmars, Florene Hale, and Margaret Dagget.

Others active in outing with June Blough as leader were: Marilyn Roe, Maxine Hanley. Lorene Clark, Jerry McConkey, Elsa Kurtz, Hetty Jo Baker, Christine Harada, Naomi Lucore, LaVon Widegren, Betty Schreiber, Kathy McLeod, Ruth Papa, Carol Davis, Betty Jean Baerg, Carole Huffman, Mary Ellen Yoder, Martha Jo Rodes, Phyllis Johnson, Winfred Reed, Martha Lucore, Marilee Grove, Mildred Reck, Ina Ditmars, and Yolanda Cerezo.

Jerry McConkey, Lorene Clark, Martha Jo Rhodes, Mary Ellen Yoder, Yolanda Cerezo, Mildred Beck, and Esther Mother were also active in tennis. Betty Jo Baker, Rowena Markey, and Ina Ditmars were active in softball.

The sport leaders were elected for the new season, Rowena Mer-key is leader for basketball: Angie Flora, for skating: Marilyn Roe for swimming: and Dolores Sigle, for individual sports.

Score by Quarters

McPherson Opponents

Eddie Ball

Bob Kerr Gene Smith John Rob Won Dwight McSpadden Clive Sharpe Don Hoch Wayne Blickenstaff Bob Bechtel Bob Bean Bob Cyphert

Bob Wilson Gene Elrod Dale Carpenter

MC Total Opponents First Downs.

McPherson Opponents



Eddie Ball Bob' Kerr Gene Smith Dwight McSpadden John Robison Bob Bean Don Hoch Wayne Blickenstaff Bob Cyphert Howard Mehlinger

MC Total Opponents

W. Blickenstaff Melinger MC Total Opponents Passes Intercepted

Tommy O'Dell Charles Petefish Roland Delay Bob Bean MC Totals Opponents Pass Receptions:

Bob Kerr Bob Bechtel Eddie Ball Bob Peel Gene Smith Don Hoch Clive Sharpe

MC Total.



Gene Smith John Robison Gene Elrod Bob Bean MC Total Opponent

































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Students Progress, Attitudes Reverse

College Park, Md. (I. P.)—As college students progress in scholastic standing, they apparently reverse their attitudes toward religion, as indicated by a survey conducted by Milton D. Havron of the University of Maryland's psychology department.

While the results indicate a trend away from religion as the student advances. It may also be indicative of merely a trend away from formal religious expression, Havron speculates.

For the purposes of the study, 600 students were classified as














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Punt Returns

Tommy O’Dell Bob Kerr Charles Petefish W. Blickenstaff MC Total Opponents Kickoff Returns

Bob Kerr Eddie Ball Gene Smith Tommy O'Dell Don Much Bob Peel John Robison George Keim MC Total Opponents Penalties

McPherson Opponent Fumbles.


















































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having either predominantly "religions" or "political-economic" attitudes.

The “religious" person is characterized as being acquainted with biblical rules of conduct and is a church-goer.

He believes in personal salvation, ethical values, and in a final day of Judgment.

The "political-economic" per-son, on the other hand, thinks more objectively, keeps abreast of politics and economic trends, regards Sunday an a day of rest, believes that material welfare is primary to ethical values, and likes pleasure and luxurious living.

Those classed as "religious" were found to attend church at least once a month, while among the "political-economic" group, some admitted not having gone to church in several years and none attended as often as once a month.

The questionnaire used in the research contained a list of stimulus words opposite of which were two response words. The subjects were asked to choose the response word that they associated with the stimulus word.

He asked me: "When?”—

I could not tell.

He queried: "Who?"

Again I fell.

He named a man To me a stranger.

And I could see Myself in danger.

What was this plight—this mystery?

Oh! Just my course in history.




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Freedom in a democracy is the glory of the stale and. therefore, only in a democracy will the free man of nature deign to dwell.— Plato