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Pacific Lutherau College Bu letin FALL QUARTER

1943 Published

quarterly

Washing-ton.

by

Pacific

JJ;nterecl

as

Luilicran

sec·c.lld

class

Collc�() at matter

Tacoma

April

26.

and 1927.

Parkland. at

the

po�t()rtice at Tacorna, '\Va:-:h;ugton. under the �('l of August 24, 1912 ..

VOL.

XXIII

SEPTEMBER,

1943

DR. S C EASTVOLD

\

President of Pacific Lutheran College Since July 1, 1943

No.

3


Church Leaders Welcome New \Ve

are

dency of Pacific

very

Pa. cific lope

.

S. C.

happy indceu, to welcome Dr.

Eastvold to the presi足

Those of us who live and labor in the

Lutheran Colleg .

Area

l. C. President

are well aware of

the {Rct that this is a "land of the

future."

To all who realize the value of Christian Education, it must be

apparent

that

OUl' one anu only Christian College of the Lutheran Church in

tIJi . area has a. bright future bili!

to

before i t ,

even as

it has

Realizing that our own Pacific Lutheran

position

a tremendoml responsi足

discharge. College occupies a strategic

in the development of our Lutheran Church work on the Pacific

Coast, Dr. Eastvold \ as willing to reSign his large call at

au ClaiJ'e,

Wiscon足

sin, and accept the challenge which the PresiJency of our College involves. After only twenty days in our

midst,

at this writing, we realize

hat we have

extremely fortunate in secm'ing Dr. Eastvold as ou!' College President He has taken holJ of matters with a firm hand and has set about to retire

been

a large amoun t of College indebtedness and

to refinance the remainder so

as to have the College on a cash basis within sixty days.

Dr. l贈astvolJ has

committeJ himself to maintain the high scholastic standard of the College anLl to IJut forth every effort to educational setup.

improve

both the physical plant and the

Though these are extremely difficult times for all private

colleges, we are more than confident that under the leadership o[ the new President, Pacific Lutheran College will not alone survive but will progress even in these times. To the thousands of friends and sUPIJorters of

P.

L. C., we would give

assurance that the College will continue to function and to grow and that the program which

Dr.

Eastvold has set up, both financially and educationally,

merits the whole-hearted and liberal support o[ all. We bespeak for D r. Eastvold of Pacific Luther n College.

a

happy anLl blessed ministry as President

We are happy to assure him of the Board's May

whole-hearted support, as well as that of thousands of loyal friends.

we labor together in love, in courage, in faith, toward the builuing of a greater

Signed:

. L, C.

H. L,

FOSS

Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

"What we get for nothing is worth

nothing."

An overstatement,

I

grant,

but it contains large elements of tI'Uth. Pacific Lutheran College has not Church, hat it has cost during

49

cost

us

or the American

Lutheran

years of existence in agony and

the people of the Norwegian Lutheran Church.

money

The current subsidy by our

Church body is admltteuly modest, comes out of the regular budget of Churc.h, It

is,

aud

EOl'

that

reason

represents

no particular

effort

on

the

our part,

of course, known that every one of us, who has sent a son or daughter

to Pacifi of the

Lutheran College, has been charged but a fraction of the true cost

education of

that son or daughter.

The financ.ial ne ds of the College exceed the total income from student

fees,

Church g ran ts , and interest on endowmet.

For a decade and a half the


P

CIFIC

LUTHERAl'l

additional

gilts receiYed

necessar

to keep the School operating.

COLLEGE

t.hrough tbe Development. Association

have been

Thi s year the Norwegian Lutheran Church is making a l arge one time grant to pl a c.e til

C ol l e g e on

a

cash basis and to assure

'ound financial

operation under the vicrorous administration of Dr. S. C. Eastvolcl. the ] 943-44

vVhile

De vel op m ent Association effort wi ll have to apply on current

bud.get, it is possible t.hat in the near futul'e these s pe c ia l gifts can be ap p lied on Development needs. he Devel­

All tbis shuuld be a strong incen tive to make a liberal girt to

op meut Assoeiation at this tiule and th ell to perpet uat e the habit f mm year to year. Can

we aim to

have

1000 A. L.

C. contributors

to

the

Development

Asso ia tion in 1943?

LEOC'lARD Pl:esidcnt,

M.

LUmVIG,

Northwestern

District,

American Luther an Church.

Speaking for

the Columbia Conference of tbe Augustana Synod, as to

our relation to Pacific

utheran C ollege, I would first like to pay a tri bute

to the latc Dr. C. R. S wa nso n. thenllls nllist

unite

in

interest

It was his personal conviction that we Lu­ and

support

of

Pacific

Lut heran

College.

\Vitil him it. wa s pn all import a nt issue in the development of the Lutheran Church iu the North vVest.

I, personally, agree with him fully. almost all of our

pastors,

and

the

And, to the best of my knowlee! ge

ma jority

of

our constituency, feel

,

the

sa me way. \<'ITe, ouL here on the \Vest Coast, are on a testing ground.

The tie s and

illteresls of nationality have almost always taken first place. possible for Church

and r el i gion to take f ir s t place?

"ViII

it

be

I, for one, hope so.

And for that pu rp os e I pledge my support. CARL A. V. LUND, President.. The Col um bia Conference,

of thc Lutheran

ugustana Synoe!.

A GREETING FROM PRESIDENT EASTVOLD To All Friends of P. L. C.

Grace and Peace!

The words of St. Paul are prayerfully mine, "I can do all things through

Chr:st which strengtheneth me." cult. challenging,

Si nce I cannot walk by sight in this diffi­

an(l perplexing task, I can only walk by faith, and in so

doi ng I am unafraid

whil

leaning heavily upon the Ill'omises of God to go

wIth me.

KIND WELCOMES The kinel, courteous, and substantial greetings which have come to me [rom RUch stalwart leaders and Churchmen as Dr. Ern. Poppe n

,

President of

the Am rican Lutheran C hur ch of Columbus, Ohio; Dr. P. O. Bersell, Presi­ dent of the Lu theran Augustana Synod of :Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dr. J. A. Aasgaard, President of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America of Miu­ neapolis, Minnesot�, as well as from the Church Presidents of the Districts


FALL SEMESTER REGISTRATION MONDAY,

DAY

SEPTEMBER 13

C LA SSE 5

BEG I N

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Pre-Registration, September 7 to 11

PACIFIC

LUTHERAN

COLLEGE

IS NOVV BROADCASTING Every Day Over Radio Station KTBI

1490K

10:45 A. M.

TACOMA

to

11 A. M.

�l

You Are Invited to Tune In

Write

to

Pacific

Lutheran

Wash ington, for a catalogue.

College,

We have

a

full four year

Liberal Arts College, a four year College of and three years of High clusive).

School (grades

Parkland,

10

The costs are the lowest possible

Education, to

12,

in­

compatible

with the high standards maintained.

CHRS I TIAN THE

EDUCATIOI\]

HOPE OF THE

\NORLD

KNO IT.


ROLL CALL SUNDAY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION COLLEGE DEBT

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1943

November 28 has been chosen for Roll Cail Sunday in all of our con9regations on the Pacific Coast, since on that Sunday it is ex­ pected that the new President wi II be officially installed into office.

It is urged that every

confirmed member of all congregations in the P. L. C. territory be asked to give at least ONE DOLLAR toward the Development Association. All contributions given outside of the offi­ cially designed P. L. C. territory are to come under the designation of private gifts without any special official status.

�NOW IT.

{

JOIN

AT

The Mony

LEAST

FRI ENDS

A

Who Thus SUPPORT

DOLLAR AT LEAST

This

ONCE

CHRISTIAN

A

COLLEGE

YEAR


LUTHERAN COLLEGE

PACIFIC

the

on

Paci[ic

Coa�t,

anli

Amel'ican

all ov r 01lr

from huntlreds

of

S ch oo l

Pastors,

men,

and Laymen

Lutheran Church , prove to me that God is wi th us to

stren gthen us in our eU'ort to maintain and to build Pacific Lutheran College.

is a

The:'e

definite determinution to the effect

sh' Il not d ie with

the

present

and

faculty

Church, the Lord Jesus Chris t is with us to

and

assurance

that p.

cific Lutheran College

administration.

Th rough

strengthen us.

His

Without that

help we could lIot survive a single school year.

LUTHERAN UNITY F�L<:ific

Lutheran Collecre is the

only �)enior Lu(heran

CollL'ge in

tho

westeln two fifths of the Lnited SUItes, ',"hile there are about twen ty-eight It is be (itU ng that

such colleges in the eastern three fifths of the nation.

A me rican

the

Lutheran Conference s hould use this College as its gre at ex­

periment of further

in

.nity in the House of Lulllel'.

Such unity is illevitable,

an ev r gro wing degree, all along the line, if we as Luthe rans are to make

a sat : sfa ctory

impact

on our

A merican

way of life, and if God is to mak e

His contribulion lhrough us to the world at large.

This united effort i s of

immeasureable value.

SERIOUS PROBLEMS FACING US Th

'lui '[ian College cannot live except it

be in the fires of afflictions.

\\ e

while

We

is on

It w ill always

trial.

None-the-less, we must solve the old problems

constantly face the new ones in an ever chan ging world.

d o not Eghtly acknowledge our debts to the world in an

moral, and

In these fields we have our

sllir ilual measure.

educational,

real problem'>

and our only jmltification for being in existence, as well as our reasons fol' asking for the support of the

Christian

Church.

\Ve shall cons tantl y strive

to equal the challenge, e ven though we will always need to acknowledge our shortcomings. N;>ither do we lightl y acknowledge our l'natel ial debts and obligations. '

a combination

Through

sinking ever de orry nel..

·

3], 1 �)43. debt

to

llet'

into debt.

that we ar If we

of cir<.;umstances the College has been

we

face

i. n debtedness

amounting

to

Our only asseLs are found in Parldand, and other t ril ial '

more

than ­

all of whi ch we owe to out­

The se constit.ute real debts which we must squarely face.

of doll ars of interest are past due as of this

u fi n ished.

th.'

These obli gations are in the fOrm of deb en

ture , not s, current. deficits, and mortgages,

or

gradually

brin g to us

our debt to the endowment fund, which is a real still

$ 1 0 0,000.00, as of July 31, 1943. siders.

will

in d ebt the sum of more than $160,000.00 as of July

subtract

ourselves,

The Auditor's report

Hundreds

date.

in the College buildi ngs, the campus with lots accounts. The build ings are old, in ill repai r,

\\'," need a large sum of

money

with whieh to repair amI

comple te the buildings now on the campus. The challen ge is great. communities

in

the

'

o untry.

\Ve are loc a ted in one of Within twenty mile

the most strategic

of ou r camp us ther

201),0(10 p ople, abou t one third of them being Scandinavian.

Sac!

are

to say, the

gr at majo rity or them are unchurched and consti tute a real home mission chal1en� .

P.

L. C. cannot grapple with this problem alone.

'Ve must have

Education is to this Home Mission challenge as the life blood is to the living man. If P. L. C. ceases to live and serve, without some other substitute, we ma.y iLS well give up hope of making a real substantial Lutheran contribution to th e Pacific Northwest. th

help a

us vital

Olll' people from all parts of the country.

Christian


PACIFIC LUTHERAN

COLLEGE

WE MUST BE REFINANCED The Ie del'S of the thl'e or

oth

r,

a

This was done from its current funds, and w e

debt of gratitude to the other 10 SChools o[ the N. L. C. A., [or in this

gift they were automatically made to sacritice. this "LIFE SAVER" Coast.

ubsidy in

Already the N. L. C. A. has gi v e n to us a spedal debt

the amount of $40,000.00. we

(;ooperating Church bodips ar . awake to the

All of them are preparing to help us in some way

great challenge out here.

The

It seems tu me that

wIthout

I'e would now be "on the way out" as a College on the

eachers and others at the College have united in giving us about

$7,500.00 toward our debt reduction program, in addition to the pledges they lIa ve made to the Golden Jubilee Fund, Hats off to them far this noble example,

Through the years the people at the College have be n unfailing

in their support of our cause.

Here at the College we are do i ng

to carry on as the HANDMAIDEN OF THE CHURCH,

all we can

We are willing to

give of au!' means as we are blessed with it, as well as to throw our lives into

the service.

vVe cannot do more than that.

As the soldiers at the front must

be supported from the rear or end in defeat, so we at the College can win \Ve live at the mercy of the

only as we are supported by the Church. Church and we live for the Church,

Our support must come from the

Synodical treasuries, but we must also have the financial assistance in the

way of a gl'eat many individual gifts if we are to survive and grow into being what the House of Luther ohould be in the Northwest. Pacific Lutheran College must be refinanced, then she must be lifted out of all indebtedness.

\Ve cannot afford to be paying interest while our

teachers leave us, our buildings fall into ill repair, and our student body becomes depleted.

AN URGENT APPEAL TO ALL OLD AND NEW FRIENDS! Many of those who receive this bulletin have done a gl' at deal to help us before.

Some of you have been with the school during its entire first half

century, since October 14, 1894,

Some of you have given mOre than forty

separate and distinct extra cash gifts through the Development Association during the past fifteen years,

We gratefully acknowledge with thanks your

YOUI' prayers are It will be easy fo you to help us now again, because where your treasures are there will go generous gifts, unfailing help, and unsUnted loyalties. invaluable assets which no one on ear . th can measure.

your renewed interests.

You who have prel'iously helped will be encouraged

when you now learn that many new friends are rallying to the cause of P. L, C. which you have kept from defeat during years of intense struggle, But remember, the darkest moment of the night comes just before dawn, \Ve aloe praying for a real dawn for our College.

No one will be sorry or

envious when God gives relief from sore trials in the Church, providing all service was given with the one motive of love for Jesus Christ, whose cause we champion at P, L. C. gathereth the increase,

One sowetl!, another reapeth, while still another t last all honor belongeth to the Lord.

to His name which must become great among us on ea.rth. one another and bear one another's burdens. support we are surely doomed to failure,

Glory be

\Ve must forgive

Without unity of purpose and

In grave times we cannot affOl'd

to be dl oded, To lead P. L. C. is no one man's job,

Well wishing is wonderful, but

our cause cannot prosper by being left at that.

We mllst move forward


PACIFIC

together Ot' we becom

\Ve can ac com plish a ve ry

be defeated separately.

who

illllHf<-rellt as to

COLLEGE

LUTHERAN

is

to have

the honor.

This is

great deal if true among

Synods as well as among llil as i n di vi dual Christians. H the HOllse of Luther is to 5ul"vi ve on the Pacific Co as t , w· th any lcind of A p os tolic impact, we one thing fi rst : V.'e must m aiu tain a stro n g and pul ating C oll ege deflllite Lut he ra n emphasis. The latter shall be one o[ the chiefest ot emlea 01'8 in my administration. uthel"aus e ve r y where must become

mu" . do \\ i t ll a

conscious

to

thi s College, and more Lutherans mu s t send their young people

entangling problems of

the task without the

!land,

to

of

mo re money must be g i ve n so that we may give ours el ve s "all out"

and

here

mUE't

that

prove

finances.

we can manage the s tuden ts and

\\'e, on the other

the money you send

our care and use

.

WHAT SHALL WE ALL DO? \Ve cov e t the prayers, good will, and loyalty of all Christians w he re

vision

[01·

We plead

.

every·

the financial support of all those who have caught the

set forth in these humble lines.

If e very

person who receives this p r i nte d bulletin will read this message

have won an initial will res po nd by s e nding in we will

shall immediately

probl

financial

go

!Us.

vi ctory.

lon g way

a

If eve ry person who reads this message

a :;pecial gift in the amount of $10.00 each, we

toward li qu i da ting onr 11resent pressing

The s logan of the

D evelopme nt

Association is still very

go od: "At least a dollar a year, at least once a year." Hun dr eds have averaged much more t ha n "a dollar a year." past.

They wil l say

with YOU, group of

my friend.

friends

send a gift

it a.gai n

to the

"VOl

abo u t

the

Suc h gifts have saved the College in the

and build

it bigger and better.

The answer lie'·

YOU sveai( a good word to a friend or to some Development Associa t ion at

P. L.

C.?

Will you

College and do so TODAY lest you forget tomorrow?

Early

help is double help!

Thank you in a vance for your assistance. 'Ve shall receipt you r tri bu tio n by printing you r name and the amount of our gift in the bulletin, and thus save stenographical expense as well a.s printing

can·

next and

postage . In closing I pl e d ge you my best for the cause of Christian

Education

and the cause of Christ through Pacific Lutheran College. Yours in the Master's service,

S. C. EAs'rVOLD

TEAR

To P ac i fi c Parkland,

Lutheran

OFF

HERE

AND

) $

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Golden Jubilee

) $ ................ Radio Fu nd ) $ ................ Mi s c ellan eo us

gift to be used as indicated.

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TODAY

) $................ D ev elopm ent Ass'n.

College,

\Va.shington.

The inclosed co n t ribu tio n is my

Nam e

MAIL

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