1956 yearbook of Bethany Nazarene College.
ROBERTA POSEY, EDITOR PHIL DUFF, ASSOCIATE EDITOR ERNIE FARMER, BUSINESS MANAGER CAROL LUNDY, &�NSOR c H A R A c T E R * c u L T Published by The Student Body of BETHANY NAZARENE COLLEGE Bethany, Oklahoma u R E * c H R I s T 1 We pattern our lives ... 1 College life in any school always presents new, fascinating and unforeseen experiences, yet experiences which are eagerly anticipated. In the year 1955-56 BNC reached new planes of success for students and faculty alike in both the hoped-for and the long-sought-after when it stepped through the door of vision into the reality of national accreditation by North Central Association and actual construction of a $300,000 boys' dormitory. Even a new name was adopted, and many of the dreams that belonged to the former Bethany足 Peniel College became realities in the new Bethany Nazarene Co11ege. Not left behind this door of dreams but carried through with progress was the motto of the co11ege around which countless students have patterned their lives. It has never been just a dream on the campus of BNC but has always been a reality. It is for this reason that the 1956 ARROW carefully en足 velopes the old dreams and the new actualities in the real and vital principle-a principle which has again this year guided students' lives in mental, cultural and spiritual growth. This motto has long been our officially and now we hope it wi11 be personally, to be known and re足 membered, not only as something on a seal or in the front of this yearbook, but as the best expression of our college life at BNC. Therefore, to give new empha足 sis and significance to our record of the year's activities, we have chosen as our theme this year: CHARACTER -CULTURE-CHRIST. 2 T a b l e o i C on.t e nt s CHARACTER . . . Ad m i nistration Facu lty a n d C urricula C lasses Who's Who . . . . . 16 CULTURE Features • • • • • • . • • • 135 Cam pus life Org a n izations Athletics CHRIST C h u rch Chapel • . • • • • • • • • • 226 Lectures Rel ig ious Organ izations 3 To One Whose Life Stands Equal to This Theme ... With ease exalted to this honored seat, By having held himself in low esteem Unmeanly, is one whose contribution meet, For now eight years, does equal well the theme These covers guard, like hard-mined stones unpriced TI1at stud his crest with Character, Culture, Christ. Triply set within his life, but lustering All as one, each shaft-found star its splendor Tells in rapid-blushing fires lit deeply At the strike of pure light on inner worth. By labor of his office in BreseeAnd duties everywhere-is the trio Marked with many a facet fine and fitting To this honor; such tasks oftimes weigh down His desk 'til it is cluttered with a heap Of forms for dorms or sidewalks or estate. From bank to chapel with monitary tone, Researching for progressive height, must he Oft turn to learn the outcome of income And outgo e'er knowing how to go in To a newly-balanced ledger again. In earnest, such a cycle he pursues; So is his work an upward spiraling Course stamped often with his autograph Which signifies the circles he must run in. But all the pressing duties of his post Do not forbid a constant smiling mien Nor fail his simple understanding of Each poor man's problem lined before his door; Nor yet by such is he prevented from A firm devotement to his house and church, And such close and selfless contact with each Classman that he knows for him a nickname All his own; and students in return such Titles as these to his figure may join: Prophet of Pennies and Count of the Coin. In all these rays reflected from his crest There are disclosed those traits of insight, aim, And constancy which light-and end-our quest For one whose life this theme fits to his name; Him thus found, we dedicate this yearbook To our Business Manager, Harry Craddock. 4 NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS I. 1.. COMMISSION ON COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES BALDWIN, CHAIRMAN NORMAN BURNS, SECRETARY BLAIR STEWART, VICE CHAIRMAN OBERLIN COLLEGE OBERLIN, OHIO UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON, WISCONSIN !ISS!! KIMBARK AVENUE CHICAGO 37, ILLINOIS April 18, 1956 President Roy H. Cantrell Bethany Nazarene College Bethany, Oklahoma Dear President Cantrell: I am indeed happy to inform you officially that the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, at its Annual Meeting, held April 9-13, voted to accredit Bethany Nazarene College. This action was effective as of April 13. The" name of the College will be added to the published list of member institutions which will appear in the July, 1956, issue of the North Central Association Quarterly. We know you will wish to continue your efforts to build an ever stronger College and we hope that the examiners' report, a copy of which was sent to you before the Annual Meeting, will be of help to you in this connection. As a new member of the North Central Association you will doubtless be interested in the enclosed booklet describing the organization and policies of the Association. I am also enclosing a copy of the by-laws of the Commission on Colleges and Universities which were adopted at the Annual Meeting one year ago. Your name will be placed on the mailing list for the receipt of materials from time to time dealing with the activities of the Commission. I hope you will feel completely free to turn to us for assistance or for information on problems with which you may be concerned. With best wishes, I am, ' llďż˝ Sincerely, Norman Burns NB:bc Encs. 6 McCONNEL L HALLHistory, speech, education and Greek Congregate here every day of the week. Napoleon to Bryan, to Methods and back足 These are presented in forms of bare fact; And junior, senior, frosh and sophomore Eagerly seek knowledge througl1 this open door. FINE ARTSInspiration of chapel day after day As hundreds of students gather to pray足 The melodious efforts of tenors and basses To attain their goals on lines and spaces足 Memories are numerous 'round about here Which all college students hold very dear. 8 SCIENCE HALLExperiments, analysis, lectures and such Are but few of the things students may clutch; Biology, psychology, and sociology hath Found place with chemistry, physics and math. Here glorious success looms very near For doctor, technician, or engineer. GYMNASIUMBasketball, badminton, and volleyball too Our college athletes here do pursue. With a dribble, a serve, and a smashing backhand Team competition on a scale that is grand. Participants many Apprecitants ali Assemble together in this great hall. 1. (. \ tllf. '$ . .. • :::4, . \ .. --�· .... •. t. "' '· t. ..,. 9 FANNING HALLThe pitter-patter of size twelves on the stairs, The aU night discussions of problems and cares; Homesickness mocked by the rest of the guys Soon did away with the heart rending sighs; The vividness, profuseness, stateliness, and poise, The temporary home for hundreds of boys. COMMERCIALFrom rooms at the bottom of tile long tligllt of stairs Tllere floats smells of cooking on the day's balmy air; Wllile typewriters clattering on floor number two Are coupled witll artists' red, yellow, and blue. The secrets of llome ec., business, or arts, To all searching students, tllis building imparts. 10 BUD ROBINSONHen parties, boy friends, formals, and dates, Study sessions, prayer chapel, impromptu debates, The sharing of letters from friends left behind, The quiet meditation that gives peace of mind. Blue eyes, brown eyes, straight hair and curls Mean only one thing, 'tis home for the girls. )ERN! CANSophomores, juniors, and seniors all, From bottom floor to top足 most hall足 College veterans of years gone by, These hallowed halls do occupy. Away have flown their freshmen fears These girls look forward to future years. 11 POST OFFICEA letter, a package, a buiietin briefA chďż˝ck whioh may bring financial reliefÂ Greetings from horne, though far away, May seiVe to enlighten the darkest day. So one of the frequented college spots is The place where one hears from hers or from his. STUDENT UNIONFor relaxation and feiiowship it does exist And very few students its portals. have missed An imposing structure-modernistic in style 12 THE DRAGMilkshakes, coffee, limeades or cokes Serve to refresh most college folks. So morning or noontide, after足 noon or night The atmosphere 'round here is constantly bright . A s at tables o r booths o r at the snack bar People indulge from near and from far. STUDENT UNIONSteel casement windows-tloor covered with tile. Fond of it very the college has grown; Its place on the campus by everyone is known . 13 Charles Allen McConnell 1860-1955 The man who suggested the motto: An able writer and editor. "Character-Culture-Christ". A layman who shared in the founding of the Church of the Nazarene. A teacher whose influence will continue through the years to come. A champion of the cause of missions. One whose memory cannot be dissociated from his Irish wit. A man of strong convictions. A man with a compassionate heart. A man with an intense love for God and the Church. A Christian gentleman whose achievements and traits of character so endeared him to the Church of the Nazarene, the community, and the students and faculty of Bethany Nazarene College that he became to all of us just " Uncle Charlie". In this 1956 ARRO\,Y we honor the memory of one loved, admired, and appreciated by all-" Uncle Charlie" McConnell. 4: .. : :..:..:_ .. , :<••1�.: •.• .::...: • ':< ; . ,.,I r:<• , . . ; . ·. , .. .. ..... . ,.� :.;.: .;:.: ; . , ':..:; --,�... ' ROW 1 : Dr. Donald R. Danskin, Carol S. Lundy, Dr. Anne C. Greve, Dr. Fred Floyd. ROW 2: Harry L. Craddock, Dr. E. Boyd Shannon, Dr. Roy H. Cantrell, Dr. C. Harold Ripper, Dr. Vernon A. Snowberger. A d iD i .. i s t r a t i v e C o •• n e i l DR. ROY H. CANTRELL, Chairman President of the College DR. C. HAROLD RIPPER Dean of the College HARRY L. CRADDOCK Business Manager DR. E. BOYD SHANNON Dean of Students DR. DONALD R. DANSKIN Registrar DR. ANNE C. GREVE Chairman of the Division of Social Science CAROL S. LUNDY Associate Professor of English DR. FRED FLOYD Professor of History DR. VERNON A. SNOWBARGER Professor of Sociology 18 P:re 8 i d e n t Physicists tell us that the central part of an atom is the nucleus, around which the other com ponents revolve. The president of Bethany Naza rene College, Dr. Roy H. Cantrell, and his office, could well be the nucleus around which the atom of BNC revolves. A symbol of the dynamic energy required by a forward-striding institution, Dr. Cantrell strives constantly for the continued ad vancement of the college-whether on campus or off, locally or over the educational zone. Known by every student through his inspiring chapel messages, Dr. Cantrell always presents an air of personal interest both in the individual and in the college as a whole. Far from being a "desk flying" figurehead, Dr. .Cantrell exemplifies the active, zealous personality concerned with the col lege as an institution and with the stu9,ents which compose the institution. Radiating with an air of assistance, the office of the president is always open to those who desire his attention to any problem they may have. This year, as in past years, students of BNC have enjoyed both the honor and privilege of attending a Christian college, functioning as a Christ-centered institution through the efforts of Christian individuals such as the President, Dr. Roy H. Cantrell. An i mportant telephone call is just another event in a typical busy day of BNC President, Dr. Roy H. Cantrel l . Henry King finds a willing listener a n d a b l e counselor i n t h e personage of Dr. Contrell. The engaging smile af Miss Lois Merriam, capable presidential secretary, is but one of the merits of the chief administrator's office. 21 It has often been said that "money makes the world go round". It is also very true that money makes a college go 'round, and the person respon足 sible for the dollars and cents end of Bethany Nazarene College is Business Manager Harry L. Craddock. Not only is he a.capable financial ad足 ministrator, Mr. Craddock also has that spirit of understanding which contributes to successful business through able assistance in various student monetary problems. Certainly not the "fierce, new-student-eating ogre" one less informed might expect, Mr. Craddock is constantly available for the advice or assistance so often needed by new and old students alike. Coming in contact with virtually the entirety of the student body, Mr. Craddock holds the respect and honor of all those he has dealt with. A Christian life, apparent not only in his official capacity but, more important, also in his personal actions, he serves as Sunday School superintendent of the College Church-the man known as Busi足 ness Manager of Bethany Nazarene College, Mr. Harry L. Craddock. Pictures are anly another source of interruptions for Mr. Craddock, BNC Business Manager. First of the month debits and credits rate only a smile fram Mrs. I rene lawrence, assistant secretary to the Business Manager. While depicting a study in "photographer ignoring", Ruth Newberry, secretary to the Business Manager dispenses with general correspondence. 22 Oii i e e In figuring various financial matters, college accountant Miss Florence Lundy carefully avoids the use of red ink. Prompt service by Mrs. I rene Lawrence proves to Wanda Williams that the Business Office is happy to receive school bill payments any day 路of the month. Thick ledgers, fi lled with rows of figures, apparently have no effect on Mrs. Jane Elkins, office assistant. Another capable translator of totals and sub路totals, Mrs. Mildred Harris, acknowledges all payment by issuance of individual receipts. 23 D e an Oi T h e Col l ege Among the many other comp9nents of a col足 lege, there stands the curricula, an unexpendable part of any institution of learning. At BNC the selection and organization of this curricula into a feasible, working program is but one of the many duties of the Dean of the College, Dr. C. Harold Ripper. Also one of the chief objectives of the college has of late been the recognition by North Central Accrediting Association of the college, and in this program Dr. Ripper has played a very prominent role. Holding a Ph.D. in psychology, Dr. Ripper serves ably as the head of that department, dis足 playing a talent for instruction as well as adminis足 tration. Despite an overflowing schedule, Dr. Ripper is always available for counseling and advice on any problem a student may wish to discuss with him. Dr. Ripper, Dean of the College, orders another change in the schedule. Before entering the field of education, Dr. Ripper served several years as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene and has that spirit which makes him a wonderful personage as well as an outstanding educator and capable administrator. Office assistant Wanda Williams types out a memorandum from the Dean's office. Secretary to the Dean, Betty Martin, displays the charm that makes a visit to the office a pleasure. Mimeograph operator, James Sanders, fond les his pride and joy, the source of schedules, special announcements, etc. 24 Dean oi St .. d e n ts In the dark recesses of the African jungle, the lion is king of beasts and with one mighty laryngi tic roar he is capable of frightening into submis sion his obedient though slightly robotistic sub jects. BNC is far removed from an African jungle and the person who is erroneously regarded with awe and fright is even further removed from any "kingship". The Dean of Students, Dr. E. Boyd Shannon, bears absolutely no resemblance to the fierce, fire-breathing monster he is supposed to personify in his position as administrator of stu dent discipline. A responsible and understanding counselor, he can always be relied upon fm fair and unbiased consideration. Dr. Shannon promotes and presents the inter ests of the college on the civic level by holding the office of Mayor of Bethany. He also capably serves as instructor for certain specialized chem istry courses, displaying those traits characteristic of a person of unusual, outstanding administra tive and instructive ability. A smiling Dean of Students, Dr. E. Soyd Shannon, is but another symbol of the friendly atmosphere of BNC. Whenever classes are cut, it's Janice Willey who records them in the "doomsday" book. Secretary June Newman checks requests for excused absences before submitting them to the Dean of Students for final approval. Having "gone through the proper channels" Loreto Broyles receives a "late" permit from the Dean's secretary, June Newman. 25 F i e l d Re p :r e 8 e ntativ e Nations send ambassadors to other nations for reasons of varied degree but of primary import ance. As a school, BNC alsp has the need for representation in "foteign" areas, the educational zone. The person responsible for this task of importance is "Mr. Ambassador," Rev. Curtis Smith, the Field Representative of BNC. Almost constantly on the "go", visiting churches of every district, Rev. Smith can always be found present ing the needs of the college and promoting col legiate interest. Though his active program off-campus would seem to obscure his reputation locally, he is known to virtually every student on the campus through his forceful and enlightening chapel messages. A graduate of B-P.C., his sense of humor and magnetic personality, coupled with a genuine concern for the college and its young people, make him well liked and appreciated by everyone. Certainly the boys who have lived in the "bar racks" owe Rev. Smith a very special vote of gratitude, for it has been one of his greatest desires and the object of much expended effort to see the construction of Chapman Hall begun. This beautiful new boys' dormitory is the result of people over the educational zone responding in such a wonderful way to the needs of the college presented by Rev. Smith. He has shown great enthusiasm for his task and capably serves the college in this responsible position. It's quite surprising that Field Representative Curtis Smith, the roving member of the BNC faculty, could be kept still long enough to photo graph. Meeting the need of a n active Field Representative who is away from his office much of the time is secretary, Mrs. Phyllis Jennings. 26 Wo iD e n. College women, contrary to their own opinion, do not know everything. Occasionally th.ey are forced to turn to someone more qualified or experienced for advice and counseling. Of course being the weaker sex, they often feel the need for a motherly shoulder on which to cry. Recog nizing these peculiar female quirks, there was created at BNC an office of the Counselor of Women. For this important position, with all its responsibilities, there was one logical selectee the First Lady of the college, Mrs. Roy H. Can trell. \Vith a contagious smile and an air of sympathetic understanding coupled with campus wide respect for her, it is only natural that Mrs. Cantrell is the listener to stories of many feminine troubles. \Vhile concentrating on the ladies' side of the issue, Mrs. Cantrell, an exponent of co-education, has also been a great service to the male clan of the college. these barbaric men were considerably enlightened both as to certain cultural responsi bility they held and its discharge. A virtual "second cousin" to Emily Post, Mrs. Cantrell is con sidered an authority on any issue of etiquette or social grace and is frequently consulted by fellows as well as girls as to expected behavior. Constantly alert for opportunities to assist college students in their problems is this Lady, Mrs. Roy H. Can trell-Counselor of Women. The charming First lady of the college, Mrs. Roy H. Cantrell, capably serves as counselor of women. Mrs. Cantrell and Verla Oke could be discussing a point of etiquette, but again they could be looking at the latest fashions. 27 R e g i str a r In this past year, some nine hundred and thirtyÂ five students have registered for attendance at Bethany Nazarene College. The filing of their high school records, thei'r college registration, the issuing of their grade. reportsâ€˘and the assembling of their pertinent statistics all come under the jurisdiction of the office of the registrar over which Dr. Donald R. Danskin, as College Registrar, presides. Dr. Danskin as a capable business administrator is also the head of the department of business where he is an outstanding instructor in an area of rising importance. With a great number of students majoring or minoring in the field of business, the business club has progressed rapidly as a campus club, and much of this advance has been due to the efficient guidance of its sponsor, Dr. Danskin. Always willing to assist a student in problems both academic and personal, while being a capable supervisor, versatile instructor and a wonderful Christian, Dr. Danskin is appreciated for his sinÂ cere interest in student well-being. Registrar, and head af the business department, Dr. Donald Danskin, is i nterrupted while checking a paper from one of his classes. Gene Galbraith and Clem Jarvis receive registration forms from Wynona Burkha rt. Dr. Oanskin's secretary, Mrs. Wynona Burkhart, is one reason for the efficiency of the registrar's office. 28 Re c o r d e r 'Vhen a person enrolls in college, his primary desire is for education, and to mark a student's progress toward this goal a unique system of checking is employed-grades. These grades, someÂ times over- or under-estin'lated, mark the degrees of student concentration and are a fair illustration of his ability. At Bethany Nazarene College, Mrs. C. A. McConnell, the college recorder, while working in co-ordination with the registrar's office, is the person who carefully records those grades, formulates transcripts, distributes grade reports, and maintains student files. Since college adminÂ istrators often call for varied types of information concerning students, Mrs. McConnell's talents and workmanship are in constant demands. A wonderful lady with a charming personality depicted in her friendly smile and genuine interest in each student, Mrs. McConnell has served the Church of the Nazarene as a missionary to Africa, doing a praiseworthy job for God and the church. She radiates with that gracious, sparkling air that makes her honored and respected by the students and faculty of BNC. Making the fresh man feel at home or keeping the senior on his toes is aÂˇ specialty of Recorder, Mrs. C. A. McConnell. With Ready to lend a helping hand to any schedule bewitched student, is office assistant, Mrs. Carol Boomer. the assistance of Mrs. McConnell, Vernon Swim checks his "Junior Standing" report. 29 Board oi Tru ste e s V. H. LEWIS, Chairman Vice-Chairman Janette Aycock ABILENE DISTRICT 0. W. Jenkins, Lubbock Dulan Clegg, Cisco Lyman Wood, Petersburg DALLAS DISTRICT Paul H. Garrett, Dallas Fletcher Spruce, Texarkana Clyde Ammons, Dallas HOUSTON DISTRICT V. H. Lewis, Houston L. P. Durham, Houston KANSAS DISTRICT Ray Hance, Wichita Eugene Verbeck, Hays E. W. Snowbarger, Sylvia KANSAS CITY DITRICT Janette Aycock, Kansas City Dean Baldwin, Springfield A. Milton Smith, Kansas City Secretary R. T. Williams, Jr. LOUISIANA DISTRICT Elbert Dodd, Pineville G. M. Akin, Minden L. H. King, Shreveport NEBRASKA DISTRICT Whitcomb Harding, Hastings George B. Ronnekamp, York Blaine D. Proffitt, Lincoln ORTH ARKANSAS DISTRICT J. W. Hendrickson, Conway Boyd Hancock, Jonesboro Paul Watson, Springdale SOUTH ARKANSAS DISTRICT W. L. French, Little Rock W. Raymond McClung, Little Rock Ponder Gilliland, Little Rock NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA I. C. Mathis, Tulsa H. D. Morrisett, Muskogee Sam W. Nesmith, Cushing Alumni Representative Paul Macrory SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA Glen Jones, Ada B. F. Neely, Bethany W. H. Deitz, Henryetta NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA J. T. Gassett, Bethany E. S. Phillips, Bethany A. LeRoy Taylor, Bethany Paul Hoag, Bethany SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA W. T. Johnson, Duncan Carl A. Dillard, Ardmore Earl Darden, Duncan R. T. Williams, Jr., Bethany SAN ANTONIO DISTRICT William Davis, San Antonio Hearne W. Spruce, San Antonio Gene Houghtling, San Benito 30 H n.ID a n i t i e s Recognizing the garrulous nature of our world, the Humanities Department endeavors to serve as an adequate reservoir from which the rivers of English, Modern Languages and Speech are free to flow. With the streams of English, German, Span ish, dramatics, debate, and other depletions con stantly demanding an increased supply, the Hu manities department is ever growing in both range and scope. From the natural, native Eng lish to the forceful, gutteral sounding harshness of German and the fluid, musical, tones of ro mantic Spanish, the language divisions are able to institute a general understanding of the basic principles of the respective languages. Working hand in hand with the languages, the speech de partment with its innumerable subdivisions, pro vides instruction as to proper utilization of the accomplished language and also is able to guide in any number of specialized fields. In order to maintain a perpetual flow of knowl edge, an able core of engineers with a capable leader is required and in the department of Hu manities this qualified leadership is supplied by Doctor Willis B. Dobson. W ILLIS B. DOBSON Holds an M.A. in English from Texas University where he is also doing work on his Ph.D.-is a member of the Phi Delta Lambda honor society-was the recip ient of the Alumni Association "B" award in 1954- 5 5. MAURINE DICKERSON A graduate of B-PC-obtained her M.A. in English from Okla. A&M-plans g r a d u a t e work at Colorado University-works with ECHO-enjoys bicycling. NAOM I EMMEL A native "Okie" who received her M.A. from Escuela Inter americana in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico-at one time she taught at NNC-cooking and music are her favorite hobbies. J. R. EMMEL Received his M.A. in speech from NWU and OU, where he is now doing work on his Ph.D.-has an unusual collection of 12- 1 5,000 world-wide recipes-is very prom inent in youth work during the summer. 32 GERALDINE HUHNKE . ANNA BELLE LAUGHBAUM Holds a Ph.D. from Illinois D. member of the English honorary society of literature-enjoys the hobbies of writing and tennis, of which she is an expert. CAROL LUNDY Holds an M.A. from Texas U. was secretary of the Stucco while attending B-PC, where she re ceived her A.B. degree in Eng lish-has been ARROW spon sor for five years. Received her A.B. in E n g l i s h from NNC - t u r n e d bi-lingual and received M.A. in German and Spanish from U. of Iowa dislikes "O'.s" in gradebook from delinquent assignments. Fac ulty BESSIE OLSON Holds an M.A. from OU in speech-won lst in women's state oratorical contest-likes associa tion with the people of BNC hobbies include writing and trav eling. KENNETH ROBINSON Received his A.B. from ENC his B.D. from the N a z a r e n e Theological Seminary, and his M.S. from Kansas State College -is now working on his Ph.D. at Michigan State. DORIS SCHUMANN A native "Okie", she received her A.B. in speech from B-PC-her M.A. from OU. Listed in Who's Who in '49-50-is one of the few ladies who enjoys fishing. 33 Professor Carol Lundy cocks an interested ear as Freshman English class panel members Joanne Fenno, Zola Lankford, and Dot C lark give forth with the Fresh viewpoint on contemporary issues. Oblivious to leon Wyss and Professor Dickerson with their h u morous approach to English, Jerry Hull dreams of his approaching wedding. Although the majority of the students enrolled in B.N.C. supposedly use the English language for communication, it is astounding at the amount of polish and refinement the average col lege student needs for the superlative utilization of the skill. The job of English instruction falls into the capable hands of the English department whose scope circumscribes not only writing and speaking but also the instigation of the appreCia tion of literature. In agreement with the quota tion from the Oxford English Dictionary: "The circle of the English Language has a well defined centre, but no discernible circumference."-it is obvious that the English department recognizes the unlimited field in which it functions. Realiz ing this gigantic task, the department strives both through required courses and electives, to de velop usage competence and appreciation for the language. Led by Professor W. B. Dobson, the department is a poignant factor in social and cul tural development on the B.N.C. campus. 34 M o d e rn La n.g u a g e s It is well known that an ill designed construc tion project caused the declaration of Genesis 11 : 7 -"Go to, let u s g o down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one an other's speech." . . . And confusion reigned. To day at B .N.C., though no tower of Babel is be ing attempted, bi-lingualism is of recognized im portance. In the study of Spanish, students who plan missionary work in various Latin American countries become acquainted with the language they wi11 speak. Ministerial students, through Greek studies, are able to derive a somewhat more complete meaning from the Biblical writings, while students of German eagerly glean the con tents of original Luther manuscripts. Under the competent supervision of Professor Emmel in "Espanol", Professor Huhnke in "der Deutch", and Professor Sawyer and Dr. Laughbaum in "He11enis", the students realize their attainable goal of dual c o m p r e h e n s i on in the fieid of modern languages. In German lab., married man Tom Boyd poi nts out to "engagee" Phil Washburn and "steady" Dick Osborn the technique of a typical German date. Spanish student Bertha Gill utilizes the opportunities afforded through tape recordings as Professor Emmel and members of Spanish lab follow her efforts. 35 Play Directing class members Ruth Pierce, Wayne Mu rraw, Wilma Snowberger, and Wallace White learn about stage make-up as Professor Schumann demonstrates on "Peter Paleface11 • In his desire for improved public speaking a bility, Bob Crawford utilizes the studio, the tape recorder, and the talents of Professor Emmel. Speech Through infancy, childhood, adolescence, ma turity, and oid age, the importance of audible com munication, or speech, is in some way understood. From the hungry cry of the new born babe to the farewell testimony of a dying saint, speech is util ized in one or many of its divers forms. In our nation's history, various forms of speech have played dominant or important roles. Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" and Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" are but two of the memorable examples. In the speech department of B .N.C., the importance of this field is recognized and stressed in the extensive program of instruction which the department maintains. Both in classroom instruction and the various speech activities, the head of the de partment, Professor J. Robert Emmel provides the leadership necessary for a successful speech program. 36 Social S e i en.e e According to Mr. Webster, social science is that science that deals with human society or its ele ments, as a family, state or race, and with the relations and institutions involved in man's exist ence and well-being as a member of an organized community. In recognizing the scope of such a field, Bethany Nazarene College provides in the social sciences, courses all the way from physical education to various phases of psychology, treating each one in the manner desired for ample cover age of the subject. With an objective approach serving as the lad der on which it ascends to the level of attainment, the Social Science Department utilizes those ele ments instrumental in student success-promoting personal initiative and individual insight in the development of the sociological viewpoint. Exist ing as an advisory preparatory body, the division is able to instigate in its coherents not only an understanding of the social processes by which cultural changes have occurred, but a better com prehension of the modern social world and its problems. As an organization realizing the import of contemporary cultural progress, the Social Sci ence Division stands as an unyielding bulwark against the sociological maladjustment of a mod ern world. JESSE ANDERSON Possesses a B.S. in Bus. Ed. from B-PC-Ed. M. from OU. One of his outstanding accomplishments of the year was his marriage-ap preciates the C h ri s t i a n atmos phere of BNC. ANNE GREVE Received her Ph.D. in education and psychology from U . of Minnesota-dislikes people who seek credit with out expending effort-feels definite call to Christian education. DONALD R. DANSKIN Holds -;m A.B. from Nebraska State Teachers College, an M.A. from the U. of Neb.-and an Ed.D. from OU-likes to play volleyball - enjoys Christian as sociation at BNC. FRED FLOYD Obtained his A.B. at Pasadena, where he was "Veep" of the Stu dent Council-received his Ph.D. in history from OU - collects newspaper clippings - likes gar dening. 37 JAMES GARNER Holds a Ph.D. in political science from Iowa State-taught at Oli vet-dean of students at NNC in earlier years e x c el l e d a s a cornet player. Everyone expects the worst at the Frosh.faculty party as Dr. Floyd expends a noble effort in the balloon·blowing contest. F a c u lty FORREST LADD An ex-B-PC s t u d e n t-has his M.S. in psychology from OU works on Ph.D. dissertation in spare time-dislikes people who postpone tests for trivial excuses. WESLEY MOON Holds Ed.D. from the U. of Buf falo-taught at Houghton Col lege, N.Y., where he received his A.B.-concentrates on the field of education at BNC. JACK RAIRDON A true "Bethany-ite" - received both his A.B. and his Th.B. from B-PC before obtaining his M.A. in history from OU-sponsor of the '56 seniors in their successful career. 38 C. H. RIPPER Dr. Ripper holds a Ph.D. from U . of Iowa in psychology-was in the pastorate for 14 years would like to have some spare time - dislikes action based on blind prejudice. DOROTHY SHELDON With a major in education, Miss Sheldon received her M.A. from the U . of Michigan-has taught in Owosso Bible College-likes painting, nature study and read mg . LAWRENCE SNELL Professor Snell received his B.S. from B-PC and his M.A. from OU, concentrating on the field of business . .. member of the Delta Pi Epsilon Business Frater nity-photography is his hobby. F a e iiit y VERNON SNOWBARGER Received his Ph.D. from USC in sociology - holds A.B. from B-PC- is prominent in youth work-dislikes people being moti vated by financial standing. CONSTANCE SPRUCE She obtained her M.A. from St. Mary's of Texas-has .done grad uate work both at OU and Texas U.-likes to travel-a true "Tex an" at heart. DON WILSON Graduated Summa Cum Laude from B-PC, where he obtained his A.B. in history-received Ed. M. from OU in counseling and physical education-pet-peeve is violin students practicing on gym stage. 39 While other business class members are involved in various distortions, Jim Snyder casts a dubious eye at the reference book Dr. Danskin has suggested. E c o n. o iD i c s Patsy Teas becomes a study in concentration as a problem in intermediate typewriting disappears beneath fleet fingers and flashing keys. an d BII s i:n e s s Economics is more than the favorite pastime of a handful of college professors and government officials. It is the sum total of the plants and facil