Students Receive Honors In Annual Awards Chapel
The annual awards assembly was held Tuesday with Dean James M. Berkebile in charge.
The Dean awarded scholarships to the two top sophomores and the two top juniors. Sophomores receiving this honor were Dick Bittinger and Carl Harris and the juniors were Joyce Flory and Willard Stucky.
Three heifers have been donated to the College Farm to start a herd. Don Jones is holding the one donated by Mrs. Alice B. Martin; Ronnie Bowman, the one from Ray B. Miller; and Arden Alexander, the one from O. L. Hamer.
McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, May 17, 1957
Macollege Will Award Four Honorary Degrees, Citations
Dr. Corbin From Wichita U To Talk On Bright Intervals
McPherson College’s sixty-ninth annual commencement will be held in the McPherson Church of the Brethren at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. Eighty-three persons will receive their diplomas, 33 with the Bachelor of Arts Degree and 50 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Commencement services will begin with the processional by Mrs. Audrey San Romani at the
Harry F. Corbin
organ. Prof. Donald R. Frederick will give the invocation.
Prof. Paul Sollenberger, accompanied by his wife, Dorothy, will play the violin solo, "Panis Angelicus.”
The commencement address, "Bright Intervals," will be given by Dr. Harry F. Corbin, President of the University of Wichita. This will be followed by a solo "If With All Your Hearts" given by senior Connie Brooks Miller and accompanied by Mrs. Carol Fancher.
President D. W. Bittinger will announce honors and Dean James M. Berkebile and Registrar Mrs. Alice Martin will present the candidates for graduation.
Seniors of 1957 will receive their degrees and Alvin C. Voran, director of the Centenary College Choir. Shreveport. La., since 1937, will receive an honorary degree in music.
Citations will be given to Dr. and Mrs. Curtis Bowman, Dr. and Mrs. Royer Dotzour, and Mrs. D.
The commencement service will close with "Bless the Lord, O My Soul" sung by the College Faculty Quartette composed of Dr. Wesley DcCoursey, Paul Wagoner, Gordon Yoder, and Dr. Raymond Flory and the singing of the college song, "O Sacred Truth," by the audience.
Prior to the commencement exercises and the third one to be held on Sunday morning will be Baccalaureate Services in the church at 10:45 a.m.
President D. W. Bittinger will present this sermon on the topic "My Feet Felt the Path Though My Eyes Could Not See the Way."
Special music for Baccalaureate will be presented by the McPherson College Ladies Trio singing "How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings," and the McPherson Church Choir singing "The Lord is Our Fortress."
On Saturday, May 25, will be three class reunions and the Annual Alumni Banquet, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the McPherson Community Building. Royal Yoder, ’32, will be Master of Ceremonies.
Reunion luncheons are at 12:30
The Ralph Rounds Contest winners were awarded their prizes of $35 and $15. These went to Janice Bower who placed first and Irene Shull, second.
Who’s Who awards were given to six seniors. Don Colberg, Ruth Davidson. Irene Shull, Nancy Keim, Galen Stucky, and Ed Wolf. These six seniors were chosen earlier in the year by vote of the faculty.
Fifteen seniors received music awards from Prof. Don Frederick. Birdene Jamison Bean received the with special distinction honor in music.
Jeanine Corn, JoEva Jones, Marlene Jamison and Connie Miller received with distinction recognition.
Those receiving the with honor awards were Donna Berry, Ruth Davidson, Max Royer, and Leon Neher.
The with proficiency awards went to Ivan Richert, Peg Hoefer McCollum, Dean Reynolds, Ruth
Two Holstein heifers and one Guernsey heifer arrived on the new McPherson College farm last week. These heifers were donated to be used as foundation stock for the farm's dairy herd.
A two-year-old registered Holstein heifer from the nationally known 0. L. Hamer herd of Waterloo, Iowa, and a 20-month-old Holstein heifer from a herd owned by Ray J. Miller of Waterloo, Iowa, were received.
The Holstein heifers will freshen in August, 1957.
Mr. Miller and Reverend Clarence Sink, pastor of the South Waterloo Church of the Brethren delivered the heifers to the college farm.
Mrs. Alice B. Martin, Registrar of McPherson College, donated the three-month-old registered Guernsey heifer from the Erskine Robson herd of Abilene, Kas.
The Holstein and Guernsey heifer donations to the college farm are the first of what is hoped will be a scries of donations by interested individuals, groups, and churches.
These animals will be kept in the college herd, and production records will be furnished to the respective herd owners from which they came.
Miller, Nancy Keim, and Mary Alice Smith.
Dale Shenefelt was presented an award in dramatics for the stage managing of several plays and his participation in plays.
Recognized for merit in debate and oratory were Irene Shull and Lyall Sherred. Other seniors who have participated in this field are Leon Neher, Vivian Oliver. Dale Shenfelt, and Anita Wise.
Publications awards went to Duane Fike, first semester Spec editor: Glenna Hawbaker, second semester Spec editor Dale Shene-felt, business manager for the Spec Anne Keim, Quadrangle editor; and Norris Harms, Quad-rangle business manager.
Sara Ann Coffman, Student Council secretary, was awarded a pin, and Norris Harms as treasurer was presented a desk pen.
WAA awards included a blanket given to Dorothy Blough and pins to Marlene Hicks and Joyce Miller. Donna Davidson. Doris Davidson, Lois Fager, Elma Holmes, and Ruth Hanagarne received WAA letters.
Pep Club awards included an award to Jeane Shively who is the first girl to have received recognition for 1200 points. Other girls recognized were June McDaniel, Nona Maust, Anne Keim, Shirley Bowen, Delaine Larson, Donna Berry, Loreta Moats, Pat Schechter, Barb Maul, Alma Goodfellow, and Bev Hall.
Coach Sid Smith presented certificates for letters in football, basketball, track, tennis, and golf. Forty-three lettered in these various sports.
Coach Smith also presented certificates to the varsity cheer-leaders, Shirley Bowen, Loreta Moats, Dale Dressel, and Gene Wenger.
M Club blankets were received by Don Colberg, George Eisele, Vernon Petefish, Louis Roberts. Gaylen Rodgers, Merle Rolfs, Galen Stucky, James Van Blaricum, and Ed Wolf.
Roland Wray was awarded an honorary blanket by the club. It was also announced that the M Club acquired a film viewer and projector through funds raised by the club.
The final award was a gavel given to Don Colberg by President D. W. Bittinger. On the gavel is engraved: Student Council President, 1956-57.
At commencement McPherson College is giving an honorary degree to Alvin C. Voran and citations to Dr. and Mrs. Curtis Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Royer Dot-zour, and Mrs. D. G. Wine.
Alvin Voran, the founder of the McPherson College A Cappella Choir, is the director of the Centenary College Choir in Shreveport, La.
Mr. Voran is a native of King-man County, Kas., and a graduate of the high school at Lorraine. He received his degree from McPherson College in 1928.
From 1932 to 1936 he was head of the voice department at McPherson College. His mother. Mrs. Anna Krehbiel Voran, lives at 320 North Maxwell Street. McPherson.
Dr. and Mrs. Curtis Bowman have contributed both to their profession and church and community since they graduated from McPherson College. Dr. Bowman
This afternoon, Freshman and Sophomore class picnic at Kan-opolis.
Sunday, May 19, College-church fellowship at 5:30.
Tuesday thru Friday, May 21 24, Final exams.
Friday, May 24, Reception for seniors.
Saturday, May 25, Alumni Banquet at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26, Baccalaureate at 10:45, and Commencement at 7:30.
Tuesday, May 28, Enrollment for Workshops.
Friday, May 31, Enrollment for Summer School.
Seniors have been invited to attend the Annual Reception for Seniors on Friday evening. May 24. at the home of Pres. and Mrs. D. W. Bittinger.
p.m. with the Class of 1907 meeting at the president's home, the Class of 1922 at Vaniman Hall, and the Class of 1932 at the College Cafeteria.
At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday will be an informal tea for the class of 1932 at the Willard Hill resi-dence.
Dr. Corbin the main commencement speaker is now in his eighth year as president of Wichita University.
He has been active in the Wichita Community Chest; the Wesley Hospital Building Fund; the Wichita Defense Mobilization Advisory Committee; and the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
He is a teacher of government, political science, religion and philosophy. He has specialized in Constitutional Law, and he holds a Bachelor's Degree in law from the University of Kansas.
At the University of Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Divinity Degree, he concentrated his study in the field of history and religion. Southwestern College awarded him an honorary doctorate of law in 1955, and he received the L.H.D. (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Phillips University in 1956.
President Corbin is a member of Phi Delta Phi, national legal fraternity; Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science fraternity; and the National Association of Political Science Professors.
During World War II, he served with the Navy as a Chaplain and he achieved the rank of Lieutenant (j.g.). He is a native Kansan and was educated in Wichita public schools. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wichita, the university he now serves as president.
Dr. Corbin was appointed to a four-year term on the Commission on Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1955. in January,1957, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Fourth National Bank in Wichita.
A lay member of the Seminary Council of Phillips University. President Corbin is also a life member of the National Education Association. He was recently elected vice-president of the Kansas Association of Junior and Senior Colleges and Universities.
Two car loads of McPherson College delegates will participate in the Student Council Conference, which will be held at Bethel College, Newton, Kas., tomorrow.
The delegates and the departments they represent arc Don Colberg, Duane Fike, and Carl Harris, government; Sara Ann Coffman, convocations; Mario Olt-man and Norma Watkins, religion; Mary Lou Wise and Bob Erisman, pep; and Sherland Ng. JoAnn Negley, Dick Bittinger, and Donna Davidson, publications.
The sportsmanship code for the KCAC will be discussed.
typing, fountain service, piano lessons, baby sitting, ironing, housework, secretarial work, and janitorial work.
The purpose of the survey was to determine how many students were able to work for their partial support and is to be used to help high school students decide upon a college to attend.
Approximately one-third of the McPherson College students do work.
Macollege Clubs Elect Officers
Macollege winds up its 1956-57 track schedule today as the team competes against seven other squads in the Kansas Conference meet at Baker University.
Five of the fellows who left yesterday afternoon for the meet were Tom Ragland, Sidney Smith, Jerry McPherson, Ronald Ander-son, and John Heidebrecht, Coaches Sid Smith and Bob Wise, Trainer Roland Wray, and Gordon Yoder, KCAC representative, also accompanied the fellows.
This group left at 2:30 yesterday and stayed in the Four Winds Motel in Baker. It was necessary for the men to be in the preliminary try-outs at 10 a.m. this morning thus creating their need to leave early.
Other tracksters making the trip today and leaving at 8:30 this morning are Richard Bittinger, Don Colberg, Don Widrig, Gene Elliot, Marlo Oltman, Darry Melton, Richard Heidebrecht, and Galen Stucky.
The men ate a light lunch at 11:30 and plan to begin distant runs at 1 p.m.
A squad of 17 fellows participated in the track meet at Sterling College Wednesday, May 15. Fellows who saw action in this meet but did not go to Baker are Loren Zook, Dwight Kruse, Victor Waits, and Gary Rogers.
Man is pliable animal, a being who gets accustomed to everything. — Dostoyevsky.
In looking over the activities of the year, the Student Council summarizes its business proceedings in relation to the student body.
At the first of the year there were the homecoming activities, and the meeting of the student councils of Kansas conference schools.
A cafeteria committee composed of students met with Mrs. J. F. Slifer, cafeteria manager, in working out some problems. Upon their recommendation, the Student Council purchased a menu board.
The Student Council was host to the William Jewell delegation in February and assisted with the College Parents’ Night in March.
Student Council authorized the purchase of typewriter tables for the Spec Office.
Also, it supervised the actions of the Dog House and SUR. The Dog House Manager gave monthly reports. This year the council voted to add more booths to the Dog House, and to purchase more furniture for the SUR.
For the first time the council has evaluated the extracuricular activities at the end of the year with intentions of having this done both at the beginning and the end of the school year.
In a recent chapel survey, the student employment rate of McPherson College was taken. A total of 186 students indicated that they had part-time work either on or off campus, and this did not include many of the married students.
Of the 116 students who work on campus. 46 have janitorial and
Macollege Bulldogs finished second in a triangular track meet at Emporia May 7. C of E finished first with a total of 62 points. McPherson hod 513/4, and Kansas Wesleyan took third with 481/4 points.
Macollege scoring was as follows:
Mile — 2 Stucky, 3 Colberg, 4 Bittinger. 4:24.8.
440 — Fox Wesleyan. 52.2.
100 — Coleman C. of E. 10.3.
High hurdles — 3 Ragland. 15.5.
880 — 4 Oltman. 2:04.8.
220 — Coleman C. of E. 22.8.
Two mile — 1 Colberg, 2 Bittinger, 3 Oltman. 10:32.2.
Low hurdles —- Houdek Wesleyan 26.1.
Mile relay — Wesleyan 3:32.4.
Shot — 1 Anderson, 4 McPherson. 44 feet 1 inch. (new record)
Discus — 1 Anderson, 3 McPherson. 158 feet 8 inches.
Javelin — 1 Widrig. 172 feet 8 inches.
Pole vault — 1 Elliot, 11 feet 6 inches.
High jump — 2 Ragland, tie for 3rd J. Heidebrecht. 6 feet 21/2 inches.
Broad jump — 2 Widrig. 21 feet 1/2 inch.
maintenance work, 12 work in the cafeteria, ten have secretarial positions, 46 are student assistants and librarians, and two work on the college farm.
Seventy students work downtown. This includes 48 boys and 22 girls.
Various off-campus jobs of fellows are service station attendants, nursery work, ministerial assistants, clerking and office work, janitorial duties, delivery work, lawn work, salesmen, tin shop workers, painters, dairy work, and work at the YMCA.
Girls do clerking, bookkeeping,
Don Kukuk of Baker University retained his conference singles championship and Gib Dyck and Robbie Dahlstein of Bethany
College won the doubles title in the Emporia Tournament last weekend.
Kukuk defeated Huston Pulford, McPherson College, 6-2, 6-7-5, 6-2, in the finals. Kukuk had previously defeated Ed Wolf.
Dyck and Dahlstein defeated Trowbridge and Hines of Baker, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. The latter pair defeated Vilas Likhite and Gary Carlson before entering the finals.
Mac Second Again McPherson College golf team took second place in the Kansas Conference Golf Tournament.
Baker University won the four man team championship and swept the medalist honors with a score of 1037.
Several organizations on campus have recently elected officers for next year.
Hazel Miles is the new president of Rec Council. Glenna Haw-baker is vice president; Delores Peek, secretary; and Carl Harris, treasurer.
Pi Kappa Delta elected Larry Hayes to be the president, Joan Walters is vice president, and Dick Ferris is secretary-treasurer. Glenna Hawbaker is corresponding secretary.
Players Club officers are the following: Duane Fike, president; Forrest Kruschwitz, vice president; and Barbara King, secretary-treasurer.
Carl Harris was elected president of men's council. Darry Melton is to be secretary-treasurer.
Steering Committee of Ministerial and Missionary Fellowship is composed of Willard Stucky, Wilbur Smith, and Darry Melton.
Dorm officers have been elected for next year with Dwayne Jeffries and Noel Grove as president and secretary-treasurer of Fahnestock Hall; Dotzour Hall has chosen Sara Ann Coffman for president, Norma Watkins, vice president;; Kathy Burkholder, secretary; and Judy Brammell, treasurer.
Arnold Hall men chose Tom Ragland for president, the remaining officers to be picked in the fall.
The Spectator Page 3 May 17, 1957
Cupid has done his job; Wedding bells will ring for McPherson College students this summer.
The first wedding will take place May 25 when Nona Maust becomes the bride of Vernon D. Ediger, McPherson.
Two weddings will take place May 31. Nancy Keim, 57, and Leland Lengel, ’56, will be married in Peru, Ind. Loreta Moats and Dale Dressel will be married in Grundy Center, Iowa.
Three Mac girls will become June brides the first week of June. Wedding vows will be exchanged between Shirley Bowen and Ryland Roetman in Lusk, Wyo. Patricia Bremmer and Bernard Frazier will be married at the St. John Luthern Church, Charles City, Iowa.
Rev. Dale Ferris will unite Joyce Miller and Richard Carney in marriage at the Church of the Brethren, Elkhart, Iowa, June 2.
Judy Piggot and George Case-beer will be married June 9.
Marilyn Metsker, '57, and Paul Coffman, '55, will be married in the Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren in Denver, Colo., July 6.
Ann Schnaithman and Norris Harms will be united in marriage at the Antelope Valley Church of the Brethren, Billings, Okla., on July 22.
Late summer weddings are being planned by Joyce Flory and Delbert Hayes, and Velma Viets and David Frazier.
Sonya Kaufman and Wendell Eller will be married in Elgin. Ill., by Rev. H. K. Zeller on Aug. 24.
Jean Ford will become the bride of Herbert Johnson Aug. 25. They will be married by Dr. Burton Metzler in the McPherson Church of the Brethren.
Quinter, Kas., will be the setting for two summer weddings. Marlene Jamison and Robert Courtney will be married there June 5. Phyllis Berbeck and Vernon Reinecker, Macollege freshman, will be married Aug. 24.
Ila Gauby, freshman from Washington, Kas., and Jerry McPherson, sophomore from Mc-Louth, Kas., will be married Aug. 18 in Ila's hometown.
Points have been given to the members of Players Club in accordance with their work on plays. Students received points this year for working on “Submerged,” “Balcony Scene,” and “Life With Mother.”
Eldon Akers has one point; Dick Bittinger, 10; Don Cotton, 25; Donna Davidson, 5; Doris Davidson, 8; Lois Fager, 7; Dick Ferris, 11; Duane Fike, 45; Bev Hall, 5; Carl Harris; 15; Glenna Hawbaker, 9; Billy Joe Hildreth, 8; Rick Hood, 18.
Barbara King, 30; Larry King. 26; Forrest Kruschwitz, 13, Vera Mohler, 6; Valerie Miller, 1; Sandra Mitchell, 5; JoAnn Negley, 5; Delores Peek, 1; Donna Rhoades, 14; Dale Shenefelt, 22; Terry Spit-zer, 18; Ed Switzer, 4; Joan Walters, 7; Betty Ann Wise, 5; Mary Lou Wise, 2; and Loren Zook, 10.
Fifty of these points will make one eligible for membership in Alpha Psi Omega.
When the great apostle of nations, Paul, finished his work, he said the following words: “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me on that day.”
The same words today can be repeated by one of the McPherson College faculty members, who after a forty-year fight gives his keys to the new generation with the prayer that they keep the education doors open until the last of their life as he did.
The McPherson College family feels a great sorrow, because it is losing a member who has been with the school about forty years. Each member will keep in his mind the work which Dr. Maurice Hess offered to McPherson College.
Dr. Hess endeavored from the day which he became a member of the college to do the best job with the purpose that the students take not only the education in English, but side by side with another education which is more important, the Christian education.
For one more week Dr. Hess will be a member of the college family. After that he will move to Missouri where he will pass the remainder of his life. But his name will always be first in the memory of all who were members of the family.
The College-Church Spring Fellowship will be held at 5:30 p.m., May 19, at Lakeside Park. This Spring Fellowship is an annual event held in recognition of the college students.
A picnic supper will be served after which Dr. Raymond Flory will give the greetings of the church to the students.
Dr. James Berkebile will be the guest speaker at the Church of the Brethren Sunday morning. The yearly Conference Offering will be received during the morning worship service.
Rev. Harry K. Zeller announced that, if the weather permits, the ground-breaking ceremony will follow the morning service. This service had previously been planned for last Sunday but was cancelled because of rain.
I would like to express my thanks to Dr. Maurice Hess, who was the person who contributed to my learning the English language. Perhaps my English is still not perfect, but with the good basic foundation which I have been given, I am sure that very soon I shall be able to speak as well as the Americans do.
The semester examinations have been scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 21, 22, 23, and 24.
The schedule for Tuesday is as follows: 8-10, all 7:45 TWF classes except Freshman English classes; 10-12; all Freshman English classes; 1:20-3:20, all U. S. History classes 3:20-5:20, all 10:30 MW and 2:10 TTh classes.
For Wednesday the schedule is: 8-10, Natural Science and all 10:30 TThF classes except New Testament and U. S. History; 10-12 Introduction to Literature; 1:20-3:20, all 9:35 MWTh classes except Introduction to Literature; and U. S. History and appointment classes; 3:20 - 5:20, all 8:40 MWF classes except Introduction to Literature and English.
The exam schedule for Thursday is: 8-10, all 11:25 MTTh classes except Freshman English; 10-12, all 1:12 MWF classes except Introduction to Literature;
Mrs. Lora Shatto Mainard, a 1927 McPherson College graduate, was recently approved to do foreign missionary service by the General Brotherhood Board of the Church of the Brethren. She was previously recommended by the Foreign Mission Commission.
Mrs. Mainard will spend three years as office secretary in Nigeria.
Six other former Macollege students were also chosen for mission work. They are Von and Elsie Kindley Hall, Ralph and Florence Royer, and Don and Shirley Wine Fike.
1:20-3:20, all 11:25 WF classes; and 3:20-5:20, all 8:40 TTh classes except Freshman English.
Exams scheduled for Friday are: 8-10, New Testament Life and Literature: 10-12, all 2:10 classes MWF except New Testament; 1:20-3:20, all 1:15 TTh closes; and 3:20-5:20, open for unscheduled examinations.
Business? It’s quite simple. It’s other people’s money. — Dumas, the younger.
Pondering With The President . . .
Commencement Lies Ahead
I am glad that the college year always ends with a commencement.
Even after college is all completed there arc still other commencements during a lifetime.
Life has in it many new horizons. Life is filled with a fresh new day 365 times a year, and a fresh new year for three score and ten years, or more.
For long ages we have heard the phrase, the “good old days.” The assumption by many is that these days and the days ahead will not be so good.
We in America know better. The “good old days" never were so good as they are remembered.
A better motto is that “the best is yet to be.”
Those of you who are graduating have had what we hope will be remembered by you as good years at McPherson College.
Here you have furthered your knowledge.
Here you have made new friends.
Here some of you have begun your homes.
Here you have settled upon your majors and your careers.
Here you have tested your ability along with the abilities of others and have gained confid-ence in yourselves.
You will soon cross the platform and receive your diploma. You will merit it.
But the best is yet to be. Life
is at its dawning as far as your real joys are concerned.
Ahead of you lies the joys of home building.
Ahead of you lies the joys of Christian service.
Ahead of you lies a greater sense of belonging to your community, your church, and your world.
May God bless you at this commencement and may you have, in the emerging future, many more great horizons, great commencements.
Miss Mary Fee was honored at a surprise farewell party given by the faculty women on Friday evening, May 10.
Eighteen of the faculty women were guests at the home of Miss Mildred Siek for a buffet dinner.
Friendly, capable, respected are only a few of the qualities of next year's editor, Carl Harris. Carl is well-known to the student body as he has participated in many activities the past two years at Macollege.
As with his other duties, Carl suitably qualifies to be editor-in-chief. He was editor of his high school paper in Jennings, La., and has been working on the Spec the last two years.
This semester Carl has been managing editor which has enabled him to have practical experience for the editorship.
Carl has begun to make plans for a well-organized paper to serve the student body next year.
In addition to journalism, Carl has been in dramatics and serving as Players' Club president. Carl has also been a debater and joined Pi Kappa Delta this spring.
Carl will also be treasurer of the student body for the following year.
By Dick Ferris
This week we ask another silly question as usual prying into people’s past, present and future.
This week we ask: What are you going to do this summer?
A Happy Senior.
"I'm going to work in Virginia."
"I’m going to summer school and I'm going to get married."
Duane Fike. "Go into Earn and Serve at Topeka."
Mary Lu Wise. "Staying away from school."
A Spring Fever Patient.
Miss Mildred Siek, head of the Home Economics Department of McPherson College, entertained her senior majors at a dinner on Monday evening, May 13.
Those who were guests were Irene Shull, Marlene Jamison, Carilyn Krehbiel, Anita Wise, and Ruth Davidson.
Harris Will Become Editor