The western region will hold its annual conference on the campus of McPherson College.
The regional office, under the direction of James Elrod, has secured many prominent speakers for the conference.
McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, November 2, 1951
Mac 1951 Grads Secure Positions, Attend School
Members of the class of 1951 are engaged in at least nine different occupations according to information released by the Placement Office.
Girls May Revise Dorm Constitution
At the dorm meeting Oct. 23. Arnold Hall girls dug out the dorm constitution and checked the articles to see whether or not the provisions are meeting their needs.
Several suggestions for improve-ment were made, especially concerning the practice of obtaining out-of-town permits, "off study" permits, late leaves, and the penalty for failing to do so.
Members of the house council, Margaret Daggett, Betty Jo Baker, June Blough, Delma Cline, Dr. Mary Fee, and the housemother, Edna Neher met to discuss the suggestions. A letter of inquiry was sent to Manchester College, North Manchester. Ind.. concerning the organization and administration of the honor system on their campus.
Phyllis Bowman, Ina Ditmars, Mildred Beck, and Donna Sooby were appointed to Investigate further the areas of possible improvement in the constitution, and to bring recommendations before the dorm group for consideration.
Students Favor Sadie Hawkins'
"What did you think of the Sadie Hawkins’ Day Celebration?" The opinions expressed are those of the students questioned and not those of the editor or Spectator staff.
There was no enthusiasm. The boys didn't enter in too well. The parly was real swell.—Florene Hale
I thought it was sooo good. I like to chase!—Betty Brammell.
I just went through my third season without being chased!— Howard Mehlinger.
The party was really super, but the girls didn’t spend enough time tricking the boys. The chase should have been longer.—Claudia Jo Stump.
Lots of fun!—Dwight McSpad-den.
Just as well have It all year round.—Calvin Hoch
All right!!—Bob Kerr
I just thought it was wonderful cause I got caughted!—Vernon Petefish
I thought it was wonderful, never had so much fun In my life. I could go into detail, but I won’t. —Shirley Wine
Pretty good, pretty good indeed. My only regret is that the women are too fast.—Tommy O’Dell
The women appear bigger than in the days when I was in school, —Roy McAuley
Chief pepsters for the Macollege "Bulldogs" this year are varsity cheerleaders: Eldon Coffman, South English, Ia.; Elsa Kurtz, Las Vegas, Nev.; Rowena Merkey, Clayton, Kans.: and Bill Russell, McPherson, Kans.
Movies Chosen For The Year
The Social Committee has chosen seven more movies for the year.
They are: "Miracle on 34th
Street," "Snake Pit," "One Foot in Heaven," "Scuddo Hoo, Scudda hay," "Stanley and Livingstone," "Song of Bernadette," and "State Fair."
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" will be one of the second choice movies In case one of the others is not available on the "dates requested.
The next movie will be shown November 17, 1951.
The Social Committee is buying a large screen for the school. They are in hopes it will be here in time for the November movie.
Public Relations Prints Bulletin
Public Relations, headed by Jack Kough, is responsible for practically all the publications sent out by Macollege.
Among the many is the McPher-son College Bulletin. Approximate-ly 8,000 copies are sent to parents of students, prospective students, contributors, alumni, and Brethren families.
Many other bulletins, such as the "Hello" booklet sent to prospective students—the financial pamphlets—the newspaper releases—the general Information in the school catalog—are all part of the responsibility of Public Relations.
Baud Presented Concert In Chapel
Macollege band under the direction of Delbert Crabb, presented the first concert this year in as-sembly Oct. 29.
Curtis Leicht, sophomore from Perryton, Texas, played a cornet solo. "The Bride of the Waves". The trombone section was featured In "Trombones Triumphant".
Numbers played by the hand were: "Anchors Aweigh", "My
Heart At Thy Sweet Voice", "Basin Street Blues." Olympia Hippodrome March." and "Varsity Swing".
Heading the list of leaders which are to appear on the McPherson campus for the Western Region Church of the Brethren Conference Nov. 11-15 are D. W. Bittinger, Leland S. Brubaker, C. Ernest Davis, Burton Metzler, Dessie R. Miller, Raymond R. Peters, Harl L. Russell, Ruth Shiver, Edward K. Ziegler, Charles K. Zunkel, and others.
The conference will be centered around the theme "Sharing Our Faith," and the general program will be under the auspices of the college and officers of the Western Region. Elmer L. Dadisman, Chairman, and Janies H. Elrod, conference Director.
Meetings will be held in the McPherson Church of the Brethren unless indicated otherwise, and will be conducted on a sectional basis.
District Directors of Children’s Work, their cabinet members, and District officers of Women’s Work will convene Saturday. Nov., 10. The general conference will convene Sunday morning. Nov. 11.
A vesper musicale, under the direction of Prof. Donald R. Frederick, will be given in the college church Sunday afternoon; and the dramatic production "The Terrible Meek," directed by Prof. Roy McAuley, will be presented to conference guests on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Meals are to be served to the conference guests at the cafeteria or Dog House, and lodging will be furnished by the McPherson people at $1 per night. Conference programs may be obtained In the Regional or Central offices located in Sharp Hall.
Those who are planning to come to Regional Conference are asked by the Regional Office to send reservations for rooms in advance to the Regional Secretary McPherson College.
Students To Get Grade Cards Soon
Grades for the first nine weeks period will be available to students in the Central Office about Nov. 8 or 9, Mrs. Alice Martin, registrar, has stated.
However, a notice will be posted on the bulletin board in Sharp Hall when the grade cards are ready In the Central Office.
Grades are sent to the parents of all students. At the end of the semester the grades of freshmen are sent to the principal of the high school from which the student graduated.
Faculty members should have their grade reports In the Central Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Mrs. Martin stated.
Mac Students Present Program
Three Macollege international students presented the evening program at the Inman Evangelical and Reformed Church Sunday. Oct. 28.
Hatsuko Kanazawa, Japan, spoke on "Love Thy Neighbor"; and James Craig, Africa, on "The Need of Christian Youth."
Yolanda Cerezo, Puerto Rico, sang two solos.
Metzler Attends Institute
Prof. Burton Metzler left Wednesday, Oct. 24, to attend a week-end Bible Institute at Ottumwa, Iowa. Rev. Charles A. Albin will be the chief speaker.
Professor Metzler plans to be back for classes Monday morning.
(Ed. Note) This article, printed in last weeks Spec should read this way.)
Drag Or Stag -
Come stag or drag to the all-school skating party Saturday Nov. 3, at the Peterson Rink, 1 mile north and 1/2 mile east of McPherson. Admission is 30 cents. Skate from 8 to 10 p.m. Everyone come.
Invitation To Communion
Communion and the Lord’s Supper will be observed at the Monitor Church of the Brethren, Conway, Kansas, Sunday evening, Nov. 4. at 7:30.
Student ministers of Macol-lege will have charge of the service. Prof. Roy E. McAuley, pastor at Monitor, invites interested students to come.
Kline Hall Meets
Kline Hall dorm meeting was held Monday. Oct. 29. Everyone in the dorm was present. Lenora Foster, the president, was in charge of the meeting.
Don Ford gave a short talk on being more careful in the disposal of our garbage, and expenses for open house were settled.
Plans for a party were discussed and also pep chapel for Friday morning. The meeting adjourned about 10:45.
Lindell Speaks To Spec Staff
Leland Lindell, city editor of the McPherson Dally Republican, spoke to the Spec staff at a Spec party Oct. 29.
Mr. Lindell, former editor of the Spec for two years, 1929-30 and 1930-31, brought out suggestions for stories and ideas on writing.
Howard H. Keim, father of Rowan Keim, from South English, Iowa, was a guest at the party.
Twelve reporters attended the party, hold at the home of Miss Vancil, Spec supervisor.
Metzler To Speak At Bethany Church
Dr. Burton Metzler, professor of religion and philosophy, will be the guest speaker at the Bethany Church of the Brethren, Stet, Mo., Sunday Nov. 4.
Miss Doris Coppock and Mrs. Florene Hale will present a group of duets at the services which feature a dedication of a new church building. A harvest festival, and a homocoming.
Miss Coppock’s father, Rev. X. L. Coppock, was a pastor, in Missouri when the previous Bethany Church building burned.
Macollege Purchases New Movie Screen
A new 50” by 50" movie screen has been purchased by Macollege for use in classroom, Instructional, and entertainment activities.
Play To Go On Church Tour
Practice has begun on "The Terrible Meek." one-act play to be presented for Regional Conference and on a tour of several Churches of the Brethren.
Charles Rann Kennedy's play is essentially a play of dramatic interpretation rather than a play of action. Members of the cast are making the sets and will be responsible for their own make-up.
The play will be given on Saturday Nov. 10, for the student body and Monday, Nov. 12, for the Regional Conference audience.
The one-week four will be early In December. Plans are not complete concerning the churches to be visited.
Members of the cast are preparing additional numbers to present on the tour. Marlin Walters is preparing a chalk talk: Donna
Phelon is working on a piano solo; and Glenn Beliah is preparing to show slides of Macollege.
Class Of ’26 To Edit Class Album
Postal cards have been mailed to members of the Class of 1926 requesting that they contribute to a collection of family photographs and brief autobiographies. These pictures and write ups will be compiled in a class album which will then be circulated among members of the class.
Last spring the class met here on Macampus to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation. There are 42 alumni in the class.
Prof. S. M. Dell, Macollege professor of Industrial Arts, is a member of the Class of 1926.
Opera Cast Have Stage Practices
"The Bohemian Girl" is now being practiced In Its entirety. Actions have been added, and copies of music are beginning to become unnecessary.
Practice on the stage for the opera, "The Bohemian Girl," began last week under the direction of Prof. Roy E. McAuley and Prof. Donald R. Frederick. The opera is scheduled for Nov. 15 in the Municipal Auditorium.
Variety and complexity is added to the opera practices by having Professor Donald Frederick sup-ervise the music and Professor Roy McAuley supervise the dramatic action. Spice is added to the scene when Professor McAuley re-fers to two measures of music as two or three inches.
The leads are: Florene Hale, Arllne: Claudia Jo Stump, queen of the gypsies: Keith Allison.
Thaddeus: Gordon Fishburn
Florenstein: Gilford Ikenberry.
Count Arnheim; and Max McAu-ley, Devilshoof.
The A cappella Choir will be the populace chorus, and the Chapel Choir will be the gypsies.
Costuming for the gypsy chorus began last week.
Alumnus Has Narrow Escape
Four calls and miss proved laughing bait last weekend for a 1951 Macollege alumnus as he was mistaken for a gunman and robber while pursuing a perfectly innocent past-time.
About 10:30 the night of the 28th, our hero, who shall yet be nameless, walked into a crossroads garage to watch T-V. With hands on his hips he stood viewing the screen while a handful of lute retire-ers loafed around the fringes also watching the show.
Some wise Joker came in, saw "George" with his hands placed so, became suspicious, and took off with a roar (in his little red pick-up) for the nearest house, to call the sheriff.
Having been alerted that the garage was about to be "stuck up," the sheriff hopped into his car. Enroute to the scene (which was 10 miles distance) he thoughtfully radioed patrolmen at the state capital 25 miles away, and the road rousters at typical town. 13 miles the other direction. Meanwhile, the owner of said garage was alarmed; and he heaved out of bed and rushed to save his pro-perty. Just who had the most fun from there on is a question only the "saved" can answer, and they aren’t sure.
Garage owner arrived and found the suspect calmly resting in his car, listening to the radio, and waiting the arrival of his gal who was breezing in from Kansas for a short visit and was to be met at an appointed hour. Suspect, of course, saw garage owner, but was oblivi-ous to the excitement he had caus-ed.
“Why, man. (garageman said o eager-beaver phone caller) I know that guy. He’s ok. Why, he’s teen working within a mile of your place all summer."
Consequently, "dial fingers." he had called the sheriff, stayed to admit his error, the garage own-er went back home to bed, and the Metropolitan police were notified that the gag was off. All of this ale goes therefore to prove not a thing, except that Shakespeare didn’t have a corner on cases of mistaken Identity, women are us-ually at the root of men’s troubles, and the suspect was Bill Dag-gett, not Dillinger.
I feel it should be eliminated and some more appropriate active activity for college age students be substituted. I heartily approve of girls being given the privilege of approaching men of their choice for dates,—James Berkebile Things were kinda dead this year. There should be a longer WPA week. Let the girls play football next year.—Al Zunkel
Real super, good fun, a whole pot full of fun!—Don Fancher Ha! Ha! Ha!—Keith Rickner Kinda’ nice—Kinda' like that! —Eddie Ball
Do you want me for the track team. Woody?—Shirley Alexander
Miller, Opera To Be In Chapel
Excerpts from "The Bohemian Girl", the opera Macollege will present Nov. 15, will-be-given in assembly Nov. 5. “Comrade Your Hand", a duct by Thaddues (Keith Allison) and Devilshoof (Max McAuley) with the populance chorus, will be Included in the program.
Dr. Mendal Miller, president of Central College, will be the speaker at chapel Nov. 7.
Kough Will Speak At Slifer, Iowa
Jack Kough will speak at the 40th anniversary celebration at the Church of the Brethren in Slifer, Iowa, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4.
John Nettleton, Macollege student, will-sing several numbers in the program. John's brother, Charles, is pastor of the Slifer church.
Those taking post graduate work are: Elvin Brown, Hays State Teachers College, Hays, Kans.; Donald Anderson, Kansas University, Manhattan. Kans.; Nadusham Nasser Yazdi, University of Berlin, Germany.
Attending the seminary in Chicago are: Irven Stern, Robert Tee-garden, Albert Rogers, Albert Guy-er and Sylvus Flora.
Letha Miller is working in B.
V. S. in New Windsor, Maryland.
Norma Lee Couch is employed as a government stenographer in Kansas City. Mo.
Billy Kidwell is working under B. V. S. in Castaner, Puerto Rico.
Robert Lloyd is serving as a minister and teacher at Durham, Kans.
Those employed in farming are: Royce Beam, Byron Frantz, Vincent Chinberg, Bill Daggett and William Sheets.
Teachers among the ’51 graduating class are: Lois Yoder, Newton, Kans.; Bonnie Martin, Canton, Kans.; Kathryn Wiens, Hutchinson, Kans.; John White, Attica, Kans.; Ruth Sandquist, McPherson: Charles Royer, Galva Kans.
Olive Ranck, McPherson, Fred Ranck, McPherson: Rowena Neher Nicholson, Geneseo. Kans., Lyle Klamm, principal at Bentley, Kans.; Martha Frantz, Coldwater, Kans ; Melvin Fishburn, Bentley, Kans.
Lester Finger, Guthrie, Okla,; James Bruce, Garden City, Kans,; Marline Bowman, Phillipsburg, Kans.: Carol Bailey, Hope, Kans.
Those who are attending law school in Topeka are: Donald
Schultz, Dean Cotton, and Harold Wiebe.
Arlene Mohler is taking nurse’s
training at the K. U. Medical Center in Kansas City, Kans. Two in the armed forces are: Joseph Pate, Ft. Riley, Kans., Lawrence Low-rey, San Francisco, Calif.
Those employed in social work are: Helen Hood, LaVerne Calif., and Mildred Snowberger.
Those working an homemakers are: Juanita Zeller, McPherson; Pattie Bittinger Stern, Chicago, ILL,; Eula Witmore Frants, Holemsville, Nebr,; Betty Hanag-arne Hodson, Wichita, Kans.
The placement office has no record of the following students: Dale Oltman, Jeanne Prevo, Lyle Miller, and John Ferrell.
Sisters To Debate By Tape
Macollege debaters will debate with debaters of Mancherster, College, sister college in Indiana, by tape recorder.
Manchester will record the first affirmative speaker on the National Pi Kappa Delta debate question and mail the tape recording to Macollege.
Then Macollege will record the first negative speaker and mail it. The process will continue until the debate is completed.
Artists Meet At Bethany
Prof. E. S. Hershberger attended a meeting of the Kansas State Federation of Art held at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Saturday.
Approximately 90 members were present at the business meeting and during the tour of art studies in Linsborg.
A special preview of Prairie Print Makers exhibition was given to the Federation. This represent-itlon of different types of printing is to be featured at Bethany Col-ege in Lindsborg during the month of December.
Friday, Nov. 2:
Ottawa University football game at McPherson at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8:
All-school skating party at Peterson's rink 8-10 p.m. The party is sponsored by the Social Committee.
Friday, Nov. 9:
McPherson football game at Bethany College 8:00 p.m.
The Pep Club is to be congratulated on their backing
the buying of the electric time clock that we have for the football games.
Last year this club sponsored a campaign for money. Other campus organizations, one namely WAA, and McPherson business men and firms aided in raising the needed down-payment. This year the Pep Club is shooting for the balance of the payment which is $300.
We all have been enjoying the clock at the football games, and we admit it is a big improvement over the antiquated method used in past years.
The college is in need of a good and dependable whistle, one that can be heard in classrooms. If your organization would like a project, suppose you tackle this one.
To non-Japanpsc, Shinto may mean just a few torils (shrine entrances), a shrine, or some festivals which bring out centuries old customs. But to the Japanese, it is their way of life and their philosophy.
According to the popular belief, Suwa Jinja (shrine) is dedicated to a White Serpent, which swam all the way from Shima-bara and landed in Oura (in Nagasaki City). The place where this serpent landed had been marked for reverence, but at the present time no one seems to know the exact place.
Throughout the three days, the city is dressed up; and at night the whole city is lighted with beautiful lanterns, which are made especially for this occasion. During the celebration, people dress in quaint old clothes, and geisha girls perform traditional dances in the streets. They are accompanied the flute, the shamisen (sort of three stringed guitar), and drums.
Each section of the city will have its float going around the streets. This float is followed by a leader all dressed in montsuki a garment with the family crest) and hakama (pleated skirt).
A donkey (let's call him “Mackey”) one time found a football uniform and a football. “Mackey” donned the uniform and went around over the state of Kansas amusing himself by scaring the daylights out of great and honorable footballers such as Graymaroons, Bulldogs, (Concordia, that is) Wildcats, and Coyotes.
"Mackey” was scared a little himself when he encountered the Presbies and Cardinals; however, little ol’ “Mackey” controlled his emotions and went on his journey attempting to scare others.
Then, "Mackey” saw a great Brave in his path. But since “Mackey” was so sure of himself, he was not scared of the threat of the Brave. However, because “Mackey” was so sure he didn’t eat hit soft energizing hay and therefore he wasn’t much of a threat afterall.
“Mackey" and the Brave met in battle and the Brave won—because—(moral) he counted his chickens before they hatched.
Suwa Shrine today is dedicated to the worship of Izanagi-no-mi-koto, who descended from "the high plains of heaven" and creat-ed the Island of Japan.
According to the legend, Izan-ami-no-mikoto and Izanagi-no-mi-koto stirred a pool of molten earth with a three-pringed fork, and the drippings from the fork created the chain of Islands known as the Japanese Islands.
Okunichi, the Suwa festival, falls on Sept. 9. It is one of the most colorful festivals of Naga-saki, and the citizens look forward to its celebration.
These people dance from dawn till dusk and some of the dancing parties can he seen until late in the night.
To the citizens of Nagasaki, Osuwasan is more than a mere shrine. To them it is their native religion and is cherished with reverence.
Every family, after a child is born, makes a pilgrimages to the shrine when the child is one month old. They go to receive the blessing of the gods so that the child may live a good life bless-ed with good fortune.
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In the early days of the 17th century, when the Tokugawa Sho-gumete held the nation under his power, the feast was conceived to pull the people away from Christianity, for Tokugawa was bitterly against the Christian religion.
One month before the actual day of the celebration, those who are to take Osuwasau (the Suwa god) down town in his Omikoshi (sacred palanquin) are required to live a monastic life at the shrine, in which they are protected from the sinful world, and they go through a series of purify-
Washburn To Be Host To North Central Meeting
Washburn Municipal University, Topeka, will be host to the North Central Association Regional Conference Dec. 7-8. A carload of Macollege professors are planning to attend this meeting.
On the morning of Sept. 9, the Omikoshi is carried down the steep flight of mossy stone steps at a run, accompanied by flutes and drums. From the shrine, the Omikoshi is carried to town, where the miniature shrine is left for two days, so that the believers may come to bring gifts and to worship.
Macollege museum on fourth floor of Harnly will be open for visitors on Sundays from 2 to 4 p. m., Dr. R. E. Mohler, curator, stated. Visitors have said that the museum has a very fine collection.
Dr. Mohler pointed out that few students on Maccampus realize that the world's largest synthetic diamond lies in a case in the museum. Dr. J. Willard Hershey, once head of the chemistry department at McPherson College, gave his
first report on making synthetic diamonds in 1929 to the Kansas Academy of Science.
x-ray, insolubility in hydrofluoric acid, and the burning of diamonds in an atmosphere of pure oxygen.
Recently, a Metate or Indian grinding stone was donated to the museum by W. O. Beckner, public relations man at Macollege when Harnly Hall was built. Mr.
Becker is also donor of several tur-tle shells and the Dear Claw Clam from the Philippines which are in the museum
The most successful early work on synthetic diamonds was done by Moissan, a French chemist working in the nineties of the last
The Hershey diamond is a true diamond although synthetically made. Tests for diamonds include
The advertisers whose ads appear in the Spectator think that business should be picking up. We feel, also, that the students, faculty and the college itself should patronize our advertiser.
The advertisers arc kind enough to spend money placing ads in our school paper and we ought to feel an obligation to “go out of our way” to patronize them.
So everyone, read all the ads and patronize those places of business.
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At The End Of Euclid
D. A. Crist and Don West traveled to Wichita Saturday on business.
Betty Ann Murrey and Irwin Porter visited with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Nicholson in Geneseo, Sunday.
Phyllis Bowman, Royce Beam, Betty Ann Murrey and Irwin Porter traveled to Wichita Friday afternoon.
Lee Hogle, Don Butler. Manly Draper, Joe Kennedy and Virginia Heist visited at their homes in El-dora, Iowa, over the weekend.
Don Beach, Lowell Hoch and Harvey Miller visited during the weekend in Beatrice, Nebraska.
The Royal Yoder family of Con-way, and the John Andes family of Mound City, Missouri, visited the Guy Hayes home Sunday, Oct. 28.
Guy Hayes and Chalmer Woodard drove to Lawrence Saturday. Oct. 27 to see the Kansas Univer-sity-Kansas. State football game, Lawrence Carlson and Harold Johnston, of the McPherson High School coaching staff, and Wilbur Yoder accompanied them.
Jack Richardson, Dick Mason, and John Robison were in Law-rence, Kansas, for the weekend. The three also attended the K State-K U football game.
Mr. and Mrs. James Elrod are attending a meeting of the Kansas Institute of International Relations today at Friends University in Wichita. Mr. Elrod is a member of the central committee of the institute.
Sunday, November 4, Mr. James Elrod will assist in the ordination of Rev. Floyd Bants In the Kansas City Church of the Brethren.
Lyla Whitham spent the weekend with her parents in Scott City, Kansas.
Lenora Foster visited her parents in Hoisington, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Yoder and Marcia and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Yoder attended the K State-Kans-as U football game in Lawrence Saturday.
Marilee Grove, Donna Wagoner and Anita Rogers returned from the Ladies' Trio trip Monday morning.
Adrian Saylor from St. John visited Mac friends over the week, end.
Phyllis Bowman and Royce Beam spent Sunday in Topeka visiting Royce's brother, Winston.
Elsa Kurtz visited the Leland Moore family in Newton over the weekend.
Alice Flory went home with Esther Hornbaker over the weekend.
Mary Caster spent the weekend at her home near Hutchinson.
Those attending a football game at Conway Springs Tuesday evening were Rowena Merkey, Bob Wilson, Adalu Carpenter, Eddie Frantz, Kathlyn Larson, and Butch Coffman.
Kathy Russell spent Saturday afternoon visiting friends in Wichita.
Elsie Kindley spent Friday shopping in Salina.
Rowan Keim visited Bill Daggett at Adel, Iowa, over the weekend.
Shirley Alexander participated in a talent show at Moundridge Tuesday evening. Shirley and her sister, Mrs. Bonnie Wolf, played a two-piano number.
Those attending the Lorraine High School dedication program Tuesday evening were Lois Rolfs, Faye Ellen Trostle, and Maude Dit-mars.
Winifred Reed spent the week end at her home near Little River.
Dorothy Swinger visited Ivan
Nicholson at Hardin, Missouri, over the weekend.
Esther Mohler went home with Margaret Daggett to Lone Star over the weekend.
Bob Merkey visited his sister. Rowena, over the weekend.
Jack Mason, of Bethany College and brotner of Dick, was home over the weekend.
Pat Rolfs from Lorraine was a guest of Lois Rolfs and Bob Bean over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ebbert from Quinter, visited their daughter, Alberta, Sunday evening.
Rev. and Mrs. Earl Frantz, Prof. and Mrs. Raymond Flory, Mr. and Mrs. Don Ford. Miss Lehman, Misses Angie Flory, Mildred Beck, Donna Burgin and Mr. James Craig attended the Homecoming festivities at the Salem church In Nickerson Sunday.
Miss Beck, who is from Nicker-son played the organ for the morning worship service. An afternoon program was also presented. Rev. Earl Frantz was the speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Folkers, of Wakeeney, Kans., announce the engagement of their daughter, Valetta to Roland Kesler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kesler, Parks, Kans.
Valetta is a junior nurse at As-bury Hospital, Salina. Roland is a Junior at Macollege.
Movie Depicts Flood Disaster
"It Must Never Happen Again." a movie of the Kaw River flood of this last summer, was presented in chapel Oct. 30.
The movie followed the flood up the Kaw River from Salina to Kansas City.
MACAC presented the film which was put out by the US Corps of Army Engineers from Kansas City, Mo.
Chapel Choir sang. "Hail, Our Redeemer." in the chapel service.
Frantz Travels In Four States
Earl Frantz of the Macollege Public Relations Office, during the month of October, has traveled through the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas doing regional and deputation work.
On Oct. 28 and 29 he attended services at the Salem and Hutchinson Churches of the Brethren.
During the past month, he witnessed the licensing of Max McAul-ey, senior, and Kenneth Brown, freshman, to the ministry in the Wichita church. He attended District Conference at Lincoln, Neb., church services in Guthrie, Okla., and business meeting at the Hutch-inson Church of the Brethren.
Rev. Frantz has also done deputation work in central Iowa, Oklahoma, and southwest Kansas.
Sadie Always Gets Her Man At Mac
"Ready! Set! Go!" The Sadie Hawkinses of Macollege were out to get their men. For 12 hours the girls forgot their aching muscles and proceeded to catch the men of their choice.
They must hare succeeded for "Marryn’ Sam” reported that he issued 62 licenses and several other poor souls were cornered and caught in the gym.
During the hour’s free-for-all Delores Sigle caught Jack Harter by chasing up after him onto the heating plant root where he had taken refuge. They were the first to get "married up."
Poor Boh Sifrit turned monkey and climbed up a tree but to no avail, for "there is no rest for the wicked.” He was followed up the tree by La Faughn Hubbard who managed to grab him in the nether regions and claim him.
Esther Ikenberry lacking in brawn had to use brains. She locked Boh Powell's door (by some strange means) and waited inside the front door of the boys’ dorm for his return. Being pursued by Kathy McLeod, Bob headed for his room. Finding the door locked, he tried the stairs and landed in the trap Esther had set.
Rowena Merkey showed herself worthy of the football team by bringing Wayne Blickenstaff down with a flying tackle. Then Elsie Kindley sat on him. Joan Mc-Roberts was partially over a fence to claim him when Elsie said, “Never mind. I’ve decided to claim him myself!” Joan was later able to capture the freshman class president, Don Cole.
Betty Ann Murrey had quite a time with Irwin Porter when he situated himself on a chimney on top of the gym. She finally had to get a ladder to go up and claim him as he wouldn't listen to her pleas to come down.
Later in the day, D. A. Crist caught his leg in the door at Harn-ley and Doris Coppock held him in the doorway until Carole Huffman could reach him and drag him away to the license bureau.
Claudia Jo Stump and Anne Krehbiel pursued Max McAuley down Main Street and finally caught their cringing victim when
Bittinger Entertain At Birthday Party
Fifteen students attended the dessert party, given by Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Bittinger Oct. 24 from 7:30 to 10 p. m.
This group represented the students who had birthdays in October and a few with summer month birthdays. Those attending were: Janet Ruehlen, John Net-tleton, Joe Dooley, Richard Carter, Elmer Fike, Vinaya Likhite, Dean McKellip, Gerald Neher.
Others were: Mohamed Zelli,
Mr. and Mrs. Don Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, Bill Russell, Martha Jo Rhodes, Doris Metzler, and Dorothy Swinger.
Mrs. Bittinger served pumpkin pie with whipped cream, candies and hot Russian tea.
Dr. Bittinger showed the group some slides of fall season depicting the changes in nature, trees and flowers.
he crawled into a car. Max proceeded to lock all the doors but forgot to close one front window wing and Claudia Jo took advantage of the situation.
Don Hoch was dragged out of his Vet’s apartment by six girls to be claimed by Marilyn Roe.
At the party Velva Wagner gave directions for the, indoor race and then calmly grabbed Don Goodfel-low, who replied in shock. "I thought you had somebody!”
Alberta Ebbert finally managed to catch "Chief" Hanagarne. When he climbed up the basketball backboard, she scrambled up after him with the assistance of a few willing helpers.
Kenny Evans nearly had his clothes torn off him when several eager females tried to capture him for Ruth Peckover, but Just before the whistle blew to stop the race, Ruth finally caught up with him
A1 Capp Comic Comes To Life
Dogpatch came to life in the gym Saturday night at 7:45 when "the annual Sadie Hawkins' party was held. Approximately 160 people were present.
The chase for remaining bachelors was the first event of the evening.
In the contest for the best dressed couple Bob Peel in a fur coat and Donna Phelon, clothed in a gunnysack dress and carrying a live skunk, won the prize.
Winners of the Daisy Mae and L'il Abner contests were Phyllis Bowman and Curtis Leicht. The gentleman with the best heard was Bob Sifrit who received as his prize a package of razor blades.
The couples were then divided into groups for relay games. The group winning the most relays received the prize of candy suckers. After playing folk games, the group watched the program.
First were the "Mountain Boys." LaVon Widegren, Kathy McLeod, and Ruth Peckover, singing "Good Ole Mountain Dew."
The folk game class under the direction of Doris Coppock did a number of European games for the second number.
Concluding the program was Velva Wagner with her accordian playing "Twelfth Street Rag" and "Tico Tico" with "Five Feet Two" for an encore.
Refreshments of cider and do-uts were served.
Austin Dies After Long Illness
Rev. Oliver H. Austin, '15, died Tuesday, Oct. 30. in Denver. Colo., after an Illness of about three years. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Austin, ’20.
Reverend Austin served as a minister and evangelist in the Church of the Brethren for more than 35 years. During his 319 evangelistic meetings, Rev. Austin was responsible for bringing over 6,600 people Into the church.
His name was well known among congregations of the Church of the Brethren and in many other denominations.
After serving the Denver Church of the Brethren as pastor for seven years, Reverend Austin resigned in 1948 because of poor health.
Mrs. Austin assisted Reverend Austin during his evangelistic services by conducting the music.
Mr. Boh Mays, alumni secretary, was ordained by Reverend Austin. Mr. Mays stated that without a doubt Reverend Austin has been one of the leading evangelists of the Church of the Brethren.
Tonight, Friday, Nov. 2, is “the” game for Coach “Woody” Woodard’s Bulldogs. The Canines meet head on with the Ottawa Braves in a clash that could shake up the whole Kansas Conference. Game time is 8 o’clock on the Bulldogs’ home gridiron.
Mac "Bulldogs" Bow To William Jewell 6-0
Playing one of their best games of the season, the Macollege Bulldogs bowed to the William Jewell Cardinals of Liberty, Mo., 6-0, Friday night, Oct. 26, before a small and very cold home crowd.
The ball club of Coach Woodard has to hang up a win tonight If they expect a chance to tie for the Kansas Conference championship.
The Ottawa Braves, champs of the 1950 campaign, have not been defeated In conference play this season. The Braves are currently in second place with three wins right behind the high flying Cinderella team from Emporia which has biased through four league games without suffering a burn.
In the third slot are the Bull-dogs, who have played some great ball this year but at a couple of crucial games developed a severe case of fumbleitis that was very costly.
If the Bulldogs win tonight and Ottawa knocks down the Emporia ball club later in the season, the Canines will have a chance to tie for the 1951 championship.
This week Coach Woodard has been working his defensive team against the Braves' offensive plays. Coach Woodard has also been polishing up his offensive plays and throwing in some new trick plays for the Ottawa game, because the Bulldogs will be shooting the works tonight to put the Ottawa vs. McPherson classic in the bag.
Coach Woodard will most likely start the same offensive and defensive teams that he has been starting for the last Couple of games except for one or two changes.
Jim Kerns, the grinning bruiser from Wichita, will be playing a great deal of defense in the tackle spot. Jim really looked good in practice this week, throwing the offensive team for a loss a great deal of the time. Jim was hindered in the beginning of the season by an ankle injury and has not been able to start rolling till lately.
Jack Richardson, the blonde from Little River, will be back on the lineup after a week lay-off from an injury received in the Kansas Wesleyan game. Jack has been playing much defense for "Woody" in the linebacker spot.
Another player about whom not much has been said Is Don Cole. Don is a broad-shouldered, quiet spoken lad, who graduated from McPherson High last year. He is filling the center spot left vacant when Coach Woodard shuffled Don Stevens to offensive tackle.
The center In "Woody’s" precision offensive must have his timing down perfect or he fouls up the entire play. Don Cole has played the spot like a veteran.
The Ottawa Braves will breeze into McPherson under the leadership of Dick Peters, whose 1935
team won the Kansas Conference championship with six victories and no defeats.
Coach Peters's star backfield for 1950, which raised so much havoc over gridirons of the conference last year, was wrecked by graduation. The way the Braves hare been moving this season Coach Peters has found a combination that clicks from the 18 lettermen and a dozen squad men that returned to school this fall.
The Braves dumped the William Jewell team 14-0 two weeks ago. Last week the Cardinals from Missouri beat the Bulldogs 6-0 even though they were out-played in every department but the score.
The Braves will probably employ the different variations of the single and double wing formations against the Bulldogs tonight.
Ross Correll will be the boy to watch in the Ottawa buckfield tonight. for he was the top ground gainer last year for the Braves. Correll is very good on the spinner play.
Bulldogs Battle To Beat Braves
Since 1929 Macollege Bulldogs have defeated the Ottawa Braves only six times in football. The last victory for the Bulldogs was in 1940 when the final score was 6-0.
1929 MC 21 Ottawa 0
1931 MC 14 Ottawa 6
1932 MC 0 Ottawa 18
1933 MC 0 Ottawa 13
1934 MC 26 Ottawa 7
1935 MC 13 Ottawa 0
1936 MC 26 Ottawa 7
1937 MC 0 Ottawa 30
1938 MC 0 Ottawa 7
1939 MC 0 Ottawa 33
1940 MC 6 Ottawa 0
1941 MC 0 Ottawa 6
1942 MC 0 Ottawa 13
194 6 MC 0 Ottawa 38
1947 MC 6 Ottawa 28
1948 MC 0 Ottawa 47
1949 MC 0 Ottawa 19
1950 MC 13 Ottawa 28
The Canines, playing in a cold drizzle. fumbled the game away to the Cardinals, who capitalized on almost every Bulldog mistake. The Bulldogs fumbled ten times, and the Cardinals recovered seven of these.
McPherson's defensive team play was excellent and held William Jewell to only one touchdown.
The two defensive ends on Coach ‘Woody” Woodard's ball club. Ed-die Frantz and Bob Peel, played one on their better games of the season. They turned in many of the Cardinals’ end sweeps so that the linebackers could meet the play.
Another boy that looked good on defense was Roland Delay, who also played linebacker. Roland has not been playing linebacker much this year, for he has been used more in the defensive guard spot. Delay stopped a couple of Cardinal days that threatened to score.
Loren Blickenstaff is becoming a polished football player, for he played a great game last Friday light against the Cardinals in the tackle spot on both defense and offense.
Led by Co-Captain Bob Kerr. Eddie Ball, Gene Smith, and field general. Wayne Blickenstaff, the ground attack of the Canines was outstanding as the Bulldogs rolled up 324 yards from rushing on 20 First downs, while William Jewell stacked up only 170 yards on seven first downs.
The Bulldogs started the mud battle with a sharp ground attack that netted them two first downs in a row and placed the pigskin on their own 33-yard mark.
Here the Bulldogs flunked away the oval and also the game as the final score revealed, for the Canines offensive plays did not click and they fumbled the ball.
Early in the second quarter the Bulldog offensive team again gathered steam and started to move down the gridiron and did not grind to a halt till the Bulldogs had racked up three first downs.
After the kickoff opening the second half Eddie Ball staged the longest run of the game by going through several would-be Cardinal tacklers to the William Jewell 27-yard line. The three wizzards of the Bulldog offensive backfield then took turns slashing off convincing gains behind excellent blocking by George Keim, the 209-pound bulldozer from Idaho, and Bob Powell, who is one of the sharpest blocking offensive line man that Coach "Woody" Woodard has.
Two other fellows figuring in this drive were Marvin Ferguson the sandy-haired left guard, and "Steve" Stevens, the distinguished right tackle, who is playing his fourth year of varsity ball for Macollege.
The Canines kept right on rumbling till they reached the William Jewell 12 when the thing that had been plaguing the Bulldogs all evening again happened; a McPherson ball carrier was hit hard in the Cardinal secondary by a linebacker and the ball squirted out of his hand like a bar of wet soap. A Cardinal man pounced on
the pigskin stopping the McPherson drive dead in its tracks and killing the chance for the Bulldogs to tie the game up.
Later in the same period the Bulldogs recovered a Cardinal fumble on the McPherson 35. In a series of long gains behind some good down field blocking by the line and the backs, the Canine backs started another avalanche that did not end until they were knocking at the door of the Cardinal goal line.
Ball, Kerr, and Smith again fig-ured in this sweep down the not very muddy gridiron and they were not stopped until they fumbled on the Cardinal 11 yard line.
Early in the fourth period both teams had difficulty in getting their offensive teams in gear. Gene Smith punted the pigskin out of bound on the Cardinal 4-yard line. On the first play the Redbirds were penalized to the 1-yard line for being off sides.
The Redbirds got off a bad punt that went out of bounds on the Cardinal 21-yard line. The Bulldogs determined to the last man to capitalize on the bad kick.
They started another drive which happened to be their last real threat of the ball game. The same thing happened again that had already broken so many hearts that evening.
The Bulldogs gave a good account of themselves against a very strong Cardinal team; and had the
weather man and the hands of-fate not played many tricks on 'them the score might have been different. Coach Woodard's split-T offensive requires a great deal of ball handling, and William Jewell was not hampered by the wet weather to the extent that the Bulldogs were, for the Cardinals ran their plays off the different variations of the single wing which are more often power plays.
Upsets At Monday’s Games
Two upsets were registered into the books Monday night in the intramural volleyball games. In the first round Schmitt (1-5) edged Metsker (6-1) to the tune of two games to one.
In that same round Powell (2-6) blanked Button (5-3) two games to zero. Also in Monday evening’s clashes Neher and Baker, who had the same record (5-3) played, and Neher came out the victor 2-1.
Top teams in the brackets still include almost the same top six that have shared this spot since the games started.
They include Sharpe (8-1), W. Blickenstaff (8-1), Sheaffer (7-2), Petefish (7-2), and Metsker (6-2). The only change is Daggett (6-3), who has replaced the Faculty team (5-3).