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PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS OFFICERS Mr. Michael Deder.r . • Mr. Tho mas W. Ander"'n IVIr Don ald E Cornell

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Dr. Clarence So lbe rg. 2007 Third Awnu., Statile. We�hinglon 98121 Dr . A. G. Fi"lIman. 5519 Phinney Allll nUB N.• Seattle, 98103 Dr EU!IIIne Wiegma n. PaCifIC lutheran Unlwrslty. Tacoma. Welh. 98447


1968·1971 TERMS Mrs Alfred Au •• 500 S.W. FIHh Ave ., Portland. O.egon 97204 Rav. Theodore p. 8rullC"ner, 10390S.W Canyon Rd., Slawrton. Oro. 97005 Mr. John R Bustld. 1020 R lvarside Or., MI. Vernon, We,ll. 98273 M. Cheuer Hansan. 128 Nlem. Road. longview. Wash. 98632 AIIV. Glen Husby, 812 NOrth Fillh. Coeur D'Alene. Idaho 83814 Mr. NormllTl Lorentz<.n, 675 Ivy Falls CoUrI, St. PIIII I, M'M 55118 Dr, Eric P.ulso ... S. 3712 Gandy, Spoka nu. Wa.hlng,,," 99203 Mr Conrad Pe,erson, 3110 Oly."plc 81Vd Wett. TacolTlll, Wash. 98466 Mt Geral d E Sdllmke,2247 Prescot! Avenue SW • Seattle. Wash. 98126

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1969·1972 TEAMS: Dr. carl Bennett. 3115 W. C a"el Olive. Kennewick. WHh. 99336 Dr. Kenneth Enckson, 885 Pioneer Court. EU!P'ne. Oregon 97401 Mr. Galve'l Irby , 6025 NE Garfield Ave., POrtlBnd. Oregon 97211 Mr. Melvin Knudson. 6928 • l00th St. SW. TlcalT1", Wa.h. 98499 Mr. VIC'tor Knutzen, 2649 South 3041h, Fe deral Wav, Waih. 98002 R.v. Philip NalWlck, 1857 Potter , Eugene, OregOn 9'1403 Mr John Nelson. 2227 We� Raye Sirnl, Saattle. Wash. 98199 Mr Hew'Brd 5l:0tt. 1161 1 Woodbln� Lan" S.W .. Tao;ome, Wnh. 9$499 Rev. E Du ane Tollefson, 1501 JeHer"'n W.n8tclUt�. We.h. ea801

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1970·1973 TEAMS: Mr Thoma. W And�rJOn. 7525 Hour. R d • Tecoma. W...h. 98465 Dr Paul Bondo,1I723 E. Bingham Aile .. T""oma, W ..h 98446 Mr. GoodWin Ch....,. P.O. 50.1991. Tocoma, Wash. 98401 Mr Donald Cqrnell , 1019 E. 9th St. POr t Aflgel(U. Wa.h. 98362 Mr. Michael Oederer, 1008 Western Avenue, So>slllo, W...h. 98104 Mr. RonnJd E Douglsu, 1212 F Streot S.E., Auburn, Wesh. 98002 Rev. Frnnk L. Ericksan • P.O. 80� 110, Ill58QUah, Wa.h. 98027 Mr. Carl T . Fynboe. 110:13 Gravelly Lake Dr. S.W, T�oma. Wash 98499 Mrs. J .. ue E Helben. 3924 NE. 34th Avenue . POrtlllnd. Ore 91712 Dr. Jess. Pfluel1er, 608 Wen Divl.ton. Ephrat a, W�shlnglon 98823 Or. Alf,ed SiaM 1604 N.E. 50th.Seattle, Washington 98105

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FACUL TY REPRESENTATIVE Dr. Willl"m P. Giddlngs, Depa.rrnen r of ChemIstry !\Uernste Dr. J .A .Schill.r. DOPlirtmenl of Sociology SlUOENT REPRESENTATIVE Mr. Craig Hul.. ",9l'. ASPLU President All8rnate; MII-li JodvSchwleh, ASPlU""" VicQ PUKldant ADVISORY: ChaHman. Comm.nell On Higher Educ atio n Rev. P Ivar Pinl. 435 NW. 21n. Co""""'. Oregon 9733.0 Rev. Walton F. Be. ton . 255 MaK"".1I Road. Eugene, Oregon 97402


ADVISORY: E,,·Officlo. Boards of College Education Or loulST. Almon, Ex. Sec .• 231 Madison Avenue, Now York, NY 10016 Mr. Norman Flnlsl Ellee Director, 422 S. Filth St.• Mpl,., Minn 65415











MAY 1971



CONTENTS Developing A Generation of Students Who Care


It Is Relevant


Think Land, Think Life


Pocketbook Priorities


News Notes


University Notebook
















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Since his adm inistration began at PLU, President Eugene Wiegman has often spoken of the "4-P's," peace, population, poverty and pollution, as the most crucial issues of our time, and that finding solutions to these problems in the 1970's is of critical im­ portance. Thus, the 4-P's were selected as a theme for this year's three issues of Reflections. This issue explores the problems of pollution.

Christian Higher Education in the 70's


Our world community is experiencing a renaissance. The role of the Christian University in the decade ahead is to help reconcile man to his environment and to his fellow man.

By Eugene Wiegman PresIdent. Pac;lfic Lurheran University


The l ast decade w i l l be l ong remember­ ed for the unpreced ented acade m i c un­ rest which swept across the l e ngth of o u r

the futu re of Christian Higher Ed u cation. I cannot p romise that the f u t u re is w i t h ­ out uncertainty . Onl y He who i s a bove u s can d o t h a t . B u t I believe t h a t y o u r Univer­ sity--PLU , and others l i ke h e r , have an important role to f u l f i l l in t h e uncertain decade ahead. Pacif ic Lu the ran University h as been

nation, a l m ost tu m b l ing m any colleges and un i versi ties. Students and other cr itics ca l l ed many of our pra ctices, a nd some­ t i mes even our very ex istences, into ques­ t i on .

fortunate in av oid ing v i o l ence and d i s ­ rupti on. This i s d u e in p a r t to o u r student Ibod y and th eir Christian homes and bac k ­ grounds. B u t there is another r e ason. o

Or! ot

Un l i ke the crisis-o r i ented a p proach , in which ad ministrators have l u rched from c r i sis to cr isis, as h av e students, PLU has mainta ined a goal -o riented a p proach . We have pursued an administrative postu re that is consistent w i t h our C h r i stian tradi­ t i on yet flexible enough to a llow reason­ a b l e and necessary change . W h a t then is a goal -oriented a d m i ni­ strative stance? PLU is above a l l e l se a Ch r i st-centered Uni ve rsity . O u r a ctiv i ties are d i rected toward stressing and u p ho l d ­ i n g h u man d i gnity . PLU has some t h i ng to sha re, and that so meth ing is the vision of a Ch ristolog i c a l community in which the ind ivid u a l is paramou nt . T h i s central theme gives p u rpose and d i rection to o u r facu l ty , students and staff. M a k i ng Ch rist the center of o u r com­ m unity is rooted in the Luthe ran concept of j u st i fication by fa i t h . T h i s principal is a very personal one wh ich insists u pon the

The crisis i n e d u cation is not ove r . Even if there were no more violence, and we pray t h a t t h i s be so, th e re is stil l much rebu i l d ing to be don e . It continues to be a trying time for a l l of u s , whe t h e r we are educators, pa rents, alumni, regents, stu­ dents or concerned fri ends of Ih i g h e r ed­ u catio n . But now I be l i eve it is a l so t i m e t o offer reassu ran ces for th ose who w o r ry a bout

basic worth of each ind i v i d u a l , whether he is a freshman or a d e p a r tment chair­ man . Justification by faith rec ognlizes that every man is redeemed by the persona l sacrifice of Ch rist. C h rist's e x a m p l e re3

minds us that people, the P LU fa m i l y , cou n t here . Gen era ti o n s of students w i l l come a n d go . What happens i n their resi d e n cy a t PLU is i mporta n t . I n my i n a u g u ral add ress, I asked y ou not to ju dge my a d m i n i stra­ tion so lely by material yard sti cks: the nu mber of bu i l d i ngs erected , students

"Christian universities will reaffirm, in dynamic ways, the practice of educating students for Ch ist-lik living."

I n d ays a h ead , Christian u n i v ersit i es w i l l move out d ifferently t h a n public i n ­ stit u t i o n s . T h ey wi l l reaffirm , i n d y n a m i c w a y s , the practice of educat i n g students

grad u a ted, conference c h a m p i o n sh i ps wo n , o r ran k i ngs a n d rati ngs i m posed b y sc h o l ar­ l y bod i e s . These ac h i evements are i m p or­

for Christ-l i ke l iv i n g . At P LU we strive to

tant and sat i sfy i n g . Bu t they are n o t fore­ most for P LU.

care for each stu d e n t as an

i n d i v i d u al ,

w i th perso n a l hopes, dreams a n d physical and spiritual needs. T h is is the d i m e n s i o n that m ost d i st i n gu ishes P LU from other colleges and u n i v ersi t i e s . I f there i s o n e shortcom i ng i n secular ed u cation, it is the l ac k of personal atte n t i o n and the assembly l i n e mentality

A Higher Purpose A Christ i a n U n i versity m u st lay cla i m t o a h i gher purpos e . W e m u st strive to c h a n ge values in the m arketpl ace of i deas and effect pos i t i ve action in the roads of life. Let Pacific Lu thera n Un iversity be judged by the i m pact i t has i n grad u ati n g a ge nerati o n o f stu d e n ts w h o care a n d , i n time , w i l l work to seek for a l l the good l i fe, d o i n g it with joy . T h is i s my h o pe for P LU and t h i s is the purpose of a Christian U n i vers i ty .


a l i enates

stu d e nts.

T h rough


a m p l e , we a t P LU can demo nstrate the relev a n c e Christ-l i ke con cern c a n h av e to the renewal of decay i n g stru ctures a n d the reco n c i l i a t i o n o f a l i enated peo ples. What then is Ch rist-li ke I i v i n g? The d ef i n i t i o n will vary from person to per-


son . Some say it is demo nstrated by what one does n ot do--d a n c e , dri n k, p l a y cards, carouse , e ngage i n sexual loose ness, revolt a n d rebe l . Such a d ef i n i t i o n , however fundame nta l and useful, fa i l s t o recognize the posi t i v e i m plicati o n s e m bodied in f o l ­ low i ng C h r i s t . I f t h i s were not so, t h e n a person who obeyed "the law" would be the same as a Christ i a n . There must be someth i n g m ore .

"Christian universities must help man re­ capture his humanness." velopment of these attributes, producin g a generat i o n o f stude nts w h o w i l l l i ve i n the world demo nstra t i ng posi tive d i m e n ­ s i o n s of Chri st- l i ke l i v i n g . T h i s tired world needs peop l e w h o are w i l l i ng to l iv e Christi a n v a l ues as well a s t o proc l a i m t h e m . Students of t o d a y are not i nterested i n Christ i a n v a l ues so they

Called To Fr"'edom Paul te l l s the Galatians, " F or y ou were cal l ed to freedom, bre thre n; o n l y do n o t

c a n be "better" than anyone else. They seek these va lues so they c a n apply Christ's understa n d i n g to the problems of dehu· m a n izatio n , raci s m , poverty. the e nv i ro n · m e n t , peace, a n d , most o f a l l , t o perso n a l re l at i o n ships. Christ i a n u n i v ersities are re­ spo n s i b l e for h e l p i ng stud e nts f i nd H i s

use your freedom a s an opportunity for the fl esh, but through l ov e be servants of one an other. For the whole law is ful fi l l ed in one word, 'Thou sh a l t l ove the Lord thy God a n d you s h a l l l ove y our n e i ghbor as yoursel f . '" Christ came not to c o nd em n the worl d , but that the worl d might be saved . He came not to m a ke new l aws. but to ful f i l l the l a w . Christ c a me n ot to

l ove. We must educate stud e n ts to l i v e above t h e selfish bonds of n at i o n a l is m , cultural ism a n d sel f-esteem so t h ey c a n show us w h a t i t m e a n s to care o n e for a n other.

bi n d man to a n other book of rules, but to set man free to serve other m e n .

A Healing Force "Chris -r e living empha ize

more what

Our world com munity is ex peri e n c i n g a r e n a i ssance. Much o f t h e i m petus for

one dOP.s than what one does not do."

this re n ewal comes from universi t i es. The un i que ro l e reserved for i n stitut i o n s l i ke

Chri st- l i ke l i v i ng e m p h asizes, I be l ieve, more w h at one does t h a n w h a t one does

P L U is to act as a h e a l i n g force to hel p reconc i l e m a n to his wor ld. Christ i a n u n i ­ vers i t i es must h e l p ma n recapture h i s hu­

n o t do. To draw up regul a t i o n s without fi rst establ i sh i n g a foun d a t i o n i n f a i th for those rules, is to put the cart before the

manness. We have become a s h a l l ow peo­ ple in m a n y ways. Our re l ig i o n is often a

horse . F irst, we are ca l l ed to faith i n Christ. Paul re m i n ds us that o n ce we rece ive the s p i ri t , our act i on s wi l l reflect our change in v a l ues, a n d we w i l l radi ate l ove , joy, peace , l o n g-sufferin g , gen tle n ess, goodness a n d fa i th. A Chris t i a n u n i ver· sity is a p l a c e which e n courages the de-

ritua l , our goals are m aterial istic a n d se l f· centered, our pol i t i c a l systems do not work qu ite right, and we seem to have lost control of everyth i n g . But C h r i st does n o t a l l ow for d e sp a i r , for Christ makes a l l thi n gs new. 5

Our role in renewal is reflected in the rebirth of our curriculum so that we con­ tinue to stress human dignity. We seek to challenge the proposition that we will al­ ways have with us the poor, the hungry, and the war-weary. Through classroom participation, students have the oppor­ tunity to reapply Holy Scriptures to the disciplines of SCience, social studies liberal arts and the profeSSions. PLU is bridging the gap between historical Christian va � ues and the scientific realities of the twentieth century. l











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Graduates of Pacific Lutheran Univer­ sity will also continue to work closely with the organized church, giving it new blood and new direction. The Lutheran church must fulfill its mission by showing what C hristian love means. Our youth have not given up on the Church. Their criticism is given in a spirit of hope and youthful enthusiasm. They, too, seek to proclaim the good news of salvation. Young people help us to turn from our stance of introspection and acquisition to a spirit of ecumenical openness and human sharing. The Church may some day show people how to love rather than telling them how to love.


Students at Christian universities will spend more time off-campus, learning in the laboratories of life and seeing first hand the problems confronting society. Students and faculty will spend more time together, applying learning toward Christ­ like living in their interpersonal relation­ ships.

Christian universities are exploring new dimensions of churchmanship. A Christian institution is an exciting place where new things are happening every day. It is not a rare-game sanctuary for the weak at heart who want to escape the world's problems. The nature of a university makes necessary an examination of both the good and the bad in life, beneath the undistorting light of knowledge, free from prejudice and vested interests . A university is where men can explore the full complement of ideas comprising our western civilization. The Church and her universities need one another. We must remember that the 6

investigat ion of a young stu dent named Luther brought about he first great refor­ mation to Christendom. His spir·it of aca· demic independence is our heritage today. Univers ities need the stability and accumu-

"The nature of a universIty makes nee­

ry an ex minot ion of both the good and bad in life.. : -

lated wisdom

of the Church.

Church also need

But the

the fresh perspectives

and new ideas of stu dents and professors if it is to continue to grow and play an active role in shaping our society. New A e ue of Wltne

Tile strength of the L uthe ran Church is in its freedom from dogma. We are en­ couraged to explore new avenues of wit· ness. We can openly and forthr ightl y dis­ cuss the shortcomings we have had and, in the process of evaluation, we make our faith and purpose more secure. The demands of Christian Higher ed·

ucation have a ce l crated. Those who are close to the heart of Lutheran higher ed·

ucation know we real l y do have miles to

go before we sleep A.s be f o re in our h is­ tory, we must depend upon the faith and

Our prayer is that the redee m i ng work



su pport

friends, together


w ith


al umni

of Christ will keep us together for we are



one purpose in Him. Together we shall see

parent churches of


that our place of learning does not move

PLU. I, for one, see them rising conf ident­

from its cornerstone, Jesus Christ

ly to meet our needs, in word and action. But more than this we depend upon the wisdom from above. The wisdom that is


pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, and full of mer cy without uncertainty or

Church and her universltle

one another."





Christian Higher Education

It Is Relevant! By Rev. Milton Nesvig (Rev. Milton Ne$Vig, assistant to the president for Church Relations and Publications, has been a member of the faculty and staff at PLU since 7947. He was granted a sabbati足 cal leave from the IIniversity last slimmer and the first semester of this academic year. He used the time to study and travel. Rev. Nesvig and his wife visited 30 countries on their trip which took them around the world.) 8

Thi rd World

Looking back on eight months of tra­ vel around the world through 30 different a host of impressions flood

We noticed this especially in the third

one's mind. No one country or city stands


world countries. We had heard the term

out as the greatest or the most beautiful.

before, but it didn't mean much to us.



has its own

charm and

We knew that it meant developing or

beauty and has something to offer. Each

emerging countries. In Africa and Asia we

land had its own particular effect upon us.


When it comes to experiences, there were scores







changes which are taking place in these new nations, some of wh ich are less than

of thrilling and interesting

10 years of age.

ones. Seeing thousands of wi Id game in

Countries such as Tanzania and Kenya

East Africa was thrilling. A 30 hour train

in South Africa are going directly from

ride from Bombay to Bangalore in an un­

stone age culture to a technological age

reserved third class coach was an unfor­

in a decade. The problems and hurdles

gettable experience. The bustling metro­

which they face are gargantuan, but they

polis of Saigon becomes deathly still late

are making tremendous progress. Schools,

at night when the curfew goes into effect.

hospitals, and churches are being built.

When the stillness was broken by the

Much of the cost and supervision is coming

sounds of small arms fire in the alley

from Europe and the United States.

outside our bedroom window, war be­ came reality to us. Beggars, procurers,

The population explosion is especially noticeable in the third worl·d. In Africa,

and black marketeers constantly badgered

for ,instance, the population has grown

us in the metropol itan centers around the

from 1 1 8 million in 1 900 to 348 million


in 1 9 70. Of this number, 37 per cent call

Sifting through the myriad of impres­

themselves Christian, and most of these

sions, one of the primary ones is the im­

live in the sub-Sahara section. It is pre­

pact of Christian higher education. We

dicted that the population will reach 768

saw the products of such schools as PLU making terrific contributions of dedicated

million by the year 2000, and that the Christian population will reach about 3 5 1

service in church, government, business,

million or 4 6 per cent. At present the

scientific, medical and educational circles.

Christian church is growing at the rate of

We came home more sold on the impor­ tance and relevancy of Christian higher

about 1 2,000 persons per day in Africa. Similar growth patterns are taking place

education than ever before. We had seen

in some of the Asiatic countries

first hand what Christianity is doing and

As far as Christianity is concerned, the

we also saw the tremendous need for the

picture is not so bright in such developing

spread of the Gospel. What the world to­

countries as

day needs is Jeslls Christ and institutions

populations total well over 600 million. About 2 percent of that number are

such as PLU have a tremendous oppor­

India and Pakistan, where

tunity and an inescapable challenge to

Christian and the Church is just barely

bring Christ to the nations.

holding its own.


Thai l a n d, Vie tnam, Laos , Hong Kong, and Taiwan are other lands wh ere the tech n o l ogy of t h e space age is suppla nting that of p r i m i tive times w i th breath-ta k i n g rapidity. Man Sent By God I n many of th ese cou n t r i es we saw products of PLU and other Chr istian scho o l s making treme n dous contr i bu t i o n s, meeting the ch a l l e nge


drun k e n ness and

d is h o n esty .


strives mightily t o i m prove li ving cond i ­ tions fo r h is people . T h e p e o p l e a p preciate his sincerity a nd work cl osely with h i m to carry out his prog ram . Africans l ove to s i ng and are deep l y religious. I n th e i r songs they h a i l Bara k as a man sent by G od to h e l p them and give th e m l eaders h i p . Kimambo Promoted

of the n eed for

dedicated l eade rsh i p . L et's l o ok a t some of these p e o p l e and what they are doing .

Ear l y one m or n i ng l ast fall t h e te l e ­ phone r a n g i n t h e h om e of D r . I sa r i a

In 1 9 62 a Tacoma doctor a n d h i s w i fe took i n a y oung man from Kenya by t h e name of Barak M baja h . T h e y h oused h i m w h i l e h e went through h i g h scho o l for a year and then paid for most of h i s ex­ p nses for four years at P LU. W h e n Barak grad uated in 1 9 67, h e went out to Kenya to work in gove r n m e n t service with a d e ­ sire t o h e l p h is people a s much a s h e could. He i s n o w a district officer (similar to a c o u n ty com m i ssioner) i n Machakos and has nine tribes in th e area under his supervision. Ba rak puts h is faith into act i o n . He

Social Sciences at the U niversity of Dar Es Sal aam . The caller was D r . N y erere,

Kimam bo, c h a i r m a n o f th e D ivis i o n of

President of Tanza n i a . T h e Presid ent asked D r . K i m a m b o to come to h is h o m e, a short distance away from the University's modern 600-acre campus. Upon a r r i va l at the Pres i d e n t's h o m e, D r . K i m a m bo was i n formed that the Pre­ sident was a p p o i n t i ng h i m C h i e f Educa­ tion Officer at the U n iversit y . T h is is quite an ack n ow l e d g m e n t of th e educa­ tional l eadersh i p of this young C h ristian w h o got his BA from P L U in 1 9 6 1 and h i s doctorate f r o m N o rthweste r n i n 1 9 6 5 .

Deeply Grateful

ization for li teracy of the National Cou n­ cil of Churches.

At Tiruva n namalai, Madras state , India, the President of the Luthera n Church of North Arcot was addressing a throng of some 3,000 persons at the Danish Mission School. " Tell the people in America ," he sa id , di recti ng his remarks at us, "that we are deeply grateful for the wo nderful ed­ ucati on and insight which you gave to our headmaster, Azariah Isaacs, when he was a student at PLU." The venerable I ndian c l eric proudly pointed to the modern educational plant for 2,600 students and stated that the reason for the growth and success of this school was du e to the training Isaacs had received through the Church. "We have one request," the pastor said, "that y o u make i t possible f or more of our young people to come to A m erica a nd study on your campus so that they might better serve their God and their fellowmen i n this country where Christian leaders are so vitally n eeded . " Another P LU graduate who has made outstanding contributions in Africa for the past 25 years is Marian Halvorson. The first Sunday she was in the miss i o n field i n Tanzania, she discovered that practically every adul1t i n church was un­ able to read. Her heart went out to these people and she has devoted her life to teach Africans how to read a nd write. She has written scores of textbooks. She has traveled extensively to conduct liter­ acy workshops and programs in pract ically every o n e of the 41 countries south of the Sahara Desert. The Lutheran Church in America has " l oa n ed" her to the United States Educat io nal , Social, and Cu ltural Orga nization and to the I ntermedia organ -

Profound Concern

T oday Dr. Ha lvorson (she is the re­ c ipient of a n honorary doctorate from PLU) is recognized as o n e of the outstand­ ing authorities in the fi eld of literacy in the world. It all came because of her pro­ found concern for the spiritual welfare of her fellowmell. She wanted to make it poss ible for these Africans to read the hymns they were singing and the Order of Service in the hy m nals . She also wanted to make. possible the reading of the Bible and other Christian literatur e . We saw D r . Halvorson at work among members of the primitive Waki ndiga tribe in the bush country of Tanza nia. I n this thatched-hut village of 220 persons she worked with two 18 ·year old girls who had attended one of her literacy clinics in a dista nt city some six months pre­ viou s l y . The gir ls had also attended the Manan

HalllOI or

bush country.






Bible school for a term. Their responsi· bility in the com munity was t o teach the adullts to read and write. Work among these primitive folks is slow, but they are eager to learn. They ar·e also devout, sincere Christians. Through m issionary e ndeavor, including the con· tributions of Dr. Halvorson, there are now 177 Christians where there were none five years ago. World War 'I prevented the late Dr. J.P. Pflueger from serv ing in India as a med ical missionary . H owever, during his 30 years on the faculty at PLU (until his retire ment in 1 960), he inspired many in his religion and philosophy classes to go out into the mission fields. One such person was Dorothy Me yer, PLU '49, who has spent over twenty years in I n dia. She in turn inspired her sister, Hermina, PLU ' 57, to come out to "Mother I n dia." Hermina is now in her 1 4th year in the mission field. Dorothy has worked as an eva nge l ist and as a superinte ndent of schools and institutions . Hermina has worked as a nurse, a lab technician, a teacher and a clinical pathologist. They have worked in com munities withi n a 1 50-mile radius of Madras in heavily p opulated southeast I n d ia. It was a thrill to see these two women in act ion. Dorothy runs a missio n com­ pound which i ncludes an eleme ntary school for girls, an i ndustrial school for older girls, an orphanage, a home for wi­ dows, a nd an institution for aged women. The buildings a nd grou nds are i mmacu­ late in sharp contrast to the adjoi ning c o m m u nity . She runs this huge c omplex with amazing efficiency. The love and concern which she has for her large staff and all the women and

Dorothy M<'yer serves at church CDmplex '" India

chi ldren con nected with the i nstitut ions became appare nt to us the days we were guests there. People came from miles around f or assistance because the story of the Christ­ ian love of the miss i onary is k n ow by millions. While we were there a man came to Dorothy's door one even ing with three bedraggled s mall childre n . Their m other was dead a n d the father just couldn't care for them adequately a n y l o nger. "I 'm not a Christian ," he said, " But I know that you love y our fellowman and I hope that you will take care of these children, even though I don't have any m o ney to give. " Dorothy couldn 't resist the three pairs of dark brown eyes focused on her i n the se m i-darkness. "We don 't have much room and we're short on fu nds," she told the father, "but we'll take them in and do the best that we can for them." Dorothy 's right arm is Katakshamma Benjam in, daughter of a native Luthera n pastor and graduate of the Teacher's Col­ lege in Madras. Thr'ee years ago Katak­ shamma received a master of religious ed­ ucatio n degree from New York Theologi­ cal Sem inary . Dorothy has the same de­ gree from that institution, The Meyer 12


Id., and Dorollhy

Rev. Merle Metcalf and his wife Joan,

underwrote the cost of Katakshamma's



both PLU '57, met and were married dur­

study in America.

ing, the Korean War when they were doing four-year hitches in the enlisted ranks of

PremIere Performance

the U.S. Navy. After working their way through

While in America Katakshamma saw


"Amahl and the Night Visitors" on tele­

PLU, where

they Joan

went to St. taught


school and

vision. Last year she wrote to the publish­

Merle attended Luther Theological Semi­

ers of this Christmas opera and asked for

nary. Rev. Metcalf felt the call to go to


to produce it in India. Per­

the mission field in Hong Kong as a teacher

mission was granted and she translated

and subsequently became a member of the

the entire work into the Tamil language.

faculty at the Lutheran Seminary in Hong

The past Christmas season, we joined the

Kong. Illness forced him to return home

throng which packed the Herman Meyer

after four years, but two years ago he re­

chapel to watch the premiere performance

turned to the mission field, this time to

in India of this familiar work. The cast







lilies of Service

admirably. The costumes and scenery were beautiful. Katakshamma directed the work

Fluent in Chinese Rev. Metcalf teaches

and Dorothy provided the ac companiment

at the University of Taiwan in Taipei and

on an old reed organ. It was a most im­ pressive occasion.

the University of Maryland extension in Taipei.

A member of the Amah I cast was a 10-

He counsels



with students and in native


year-old lass by the name of Prema Meyer. A few days after :ler birth, she was aban­

Chaplain, he counsels weekly with Chinese







doned on the doorstep of Hermina Meyer's


home in a Lutheran hospital compound.

servicemen or who are engaged to Amer­


cans. He is active in service clubs and scouting organizations. He takes every

Hermina discovered the squalling

baby it became apparent ,immediately why the parents had given up the child. The


are married to American

opportunity to reach the Chinese and his fellow Americans with the Gospel.

baby had a growth on its spine and it was apparent that the child would be a cripple.

We met scores of graduates from our

Hermina saw to it that the child re­

church schools, both natives and Ameri·

ceived the finest medical care and treat­

cans, who are giving their lives in the ser­

ment available. Most of the first few years

vice of their fellowmen. They were given

of her life were spent in hospitals. Hermina

the training at these schools which makes

spent thousands of dollars on the little

it possible to contribute to the welfare of

child. Today Prema walks with the aid of

their societies. They caught a vision of

braces on both legs. An intelligent girl and

what life on earth is all about. Working

a radiant Christian, she is an inspiration

under all types of conditions, they are

to every-one with whom she comes in con­ tact.


striv· mightily to bring Christ to the


about the way a person views himself in the context of the world and how he sees man's interrelationship with other living things, Each weekend millions of people escape

Think Land Think Life

the urban areas for benefits seemingly found in the country, Yet, we destroy many of these rur-al qualities which could be incorporated into the cities, What one sees



handled in such

marshes, a

and canyons

way as to destroy them

as both open space and life support sys­

By Dr. Fred L. Tobiason

tem for other living creatures and perhaps for us as well,

Associate Pcofessor of Chemistry

A Missing Link The long-term quality of human life is being reduced by traditional land use con­

Even though words like ecology, the

cepts. Use priorities should be based on

science that examines the dynamic and intricate

land as a life support system.



relationships between

livi ng and non-living things, and ecosystem, the unit making up the interdependent Why shouldn't the people who will live

living and non-living parts, are well-known

on our planet 200 or 500 years from now

and perhaps overused,

enjoy wild rivers, fishing and swimming in

their meaning is apparently absent, This

clean waters?

a sensitivity for

missing link as it relates to the land about

Why shouldn't their children be able to

us is important to establish_

walk or bike only a short distance from

Our particular environmental ethic is

home to find some of nature's wonders?

revealed through taxation practices, land­

Or for that matter, what about our own

scape planning, individual property rights


and through the whole ph i:lsosophical con­ cept that land is only valuable if man can

Current attitudes toward the land and

derive direct benefit from it_

its use continuously diminish such possi­



Iland misuse is nationwide,

Land use is the most neglected area in

the urban part of th is problem is most

the total environmental picture; indeed,

pressing. Even though there are 2,3 billion

it may be the crux of the pollution pro­

acres of land in the 50 states with on Iy

blem_ Some people would say that popu­

eight per cen t of it in urban

lation is the root of all our problems-­

tion use, three out of four people live on



especially the growth taking place in the

this urban land, primarily bordering the

urban centers_

water on the Atlantic, Pacific and Great

However, the problem is

Lakes shorelines.

really much deeper than that. It revolv ' es


Taxation supporting these large urban

pie who fo l l ow. No regard is shown for the ecosystem wh ich has taken thousands

governments needs re-examination. Shou I d land b e put t o i ts best sho rt-term econo­

of years to ev olve. Indeed , man has such a sh ort-term view and is so self-centered, h e

mic potential and on l y for the direct wel ­ fare of man, o r shoul d i t b e maintained

be l ieves he i s t h e on l y l i v ing th ing that matters and so does not need to be con­ cerned for other l ife. T h i s is the c l assic "do your own thing" attitude that is pro­ moted even more by the upco m ing genera­

for its g reatest l ong-term use? The former governs our pro perty taxation when land i s taxed as to its highest economic use. This p ractice inherently destroys much land , especial ly farm land, and many

tion, an attitude that is solely focused on the individual at the ex pense of every­ thing else.

waterways within large populat i on areas by encouraging industrial and housing de­ vel o p ment. H owever, it also g i ves indivi­ duals the freed om to easi Iy capita l i ze on thei r pro perty .

o Right to Destroy M an should not have the basic right to completely denude a l l ground of native trees and vegetation, as t h i s is the habitat (homes and food) suppo rting the species

Opportunities Lost I n order for land use cond i t ions to i m ­ prove, w e must real ize that t h e l and be­ l ongs to a l l of us and yet to none of us. This m i g h t seem like a strange statement, but only so when we think in terms of our generation, or even our l i fetime. When we put i t into the perspective of geol ogical time, o r even the time it takes to create so i l , then the im pact of what is happening is enormous. Why shouldn't the people in centuries to come enjoy wi l d rivers, fis h i ng and swimm ing i n cl ean waters and be able to f ind some of nature's wonders? In most urban areas these opportun ities are soon

of ani mals there. Man d oes not have the right to f i l l lakes, streams, and swamps, nor to destroy shorelines indiscrim inatel y . Man does not have the right t o reduce t h e diversity of f l o r a and fauna with i n an ecosy stem , thereby turning the system into one wh i ch cannot remain stable or healthy . To do t h i s reduces the qua l i ty of human life. We know too much now to continue along these lines. I magine the cent ral a reas of cities sti l l reta ining some o f the marshes and streams for people to explore. I magine an inner city with green belts and par ks! Instead we have to bus c h i l d ren el sewhere to

l ost to "develop ment" forced by present land values. Yet, in the United States man feels that

study the env i r onment. It should d e l i g ht us to look into the beauty of the environ­ ment or into what makes the env i r onment beaut i fu l . This w i l l happen on l y when we see it in terms of l ife, and a l i fe support system . N o matter what examp l es are used for the problem, y ou can find similar ones

not only is it one of his most basic rights to own property, but also that h e should be com p l etel y free to d o whatever he wants with o r on his p r o perty . He can buy and se l l land as he p leases for a l most any use without regard as to whether or not he is making a place better for the peo-


anywhere in the United States, for the problem is of that magnitude. Let us first consider the hillside separating the upper and lower PLU campuses. Over the years there have been many battles over keeping this "wild". Probably one pressure the university administration feels comes from


Native Vegetation

This arises from a lack of knowledge that plants in a certain region evolved to make up the basic habitat and foods that the animals there finally come to rely up· on (a biome). Obviously , if one thinks of the brush··such as ferns, snowberry, salal , vine maple , dogwood , Douglas fir, elder· berry and Oregon grape-·as nesting sites, places for animals to live, and source of food for them to eat, then it takes on a completely different meaning. Numerous species of birds can be ob­ served from the windows on the hill side of the science building··nuthatches , brown creepers, bushtits, kinglets, chicadees, ceo dar waxings , pine siskins, yellow bellied sapsuckers, varied thrushes, warblers, ring· necked pheasants, evening grosbeaks , and crows , among others··plus small animals . This is li.fe which enhances our life··this is 'beauty . With continuous cover wildlife can thrive anywhere . Few of these diverse species of birds are observed on the inner, newly planted campus because the native habitat has 2) TyP'C .., w"sttlrn land,cap,ng

visitors to the campus who note the "messy" nature of the hillside, and even from people on campus , affiliated with PLU, who do not find beauty there

-rr'T ......

These people would like to see the brush cut away, rhododendrons and pines planted there , and the ground covered with beauty bark. They want it to look like the typical American yard! This is, indeed, our problem . This pattern of thinking is logical only when a person is attempting to eliminate lower life forms, if not in theory, certainly in practice. 17

been eliminated. One should preserve na· tive plants in a development where possi·

ble, and new native plants should be used to help restore a diverse ecosystem. This is being done south of the U nive r s i ty Cen· ter. Typical Western Washington landscap· ing of a new building is exemplified in the second photo. Although the bui ldin g is tastefully designed and has added beauty to this area, the landscape design is wrong conceptually because it has not been done with the thought of providing a l i fe sup· Notice how the lawns sweep down to

port system for the species of an imals it displaced. The building site once sheltered quail, meadowlarks, an occasional phea­ sant and other birds. Native plants such as oaks, firs and dogwoods should have been used to provide attractiveness and a new support system instead of the pines, juni·

the retaini ng walls. The vital shallow areas

of he lake are dred ged to make way for the boats and docks--so everyone can have

hi s own. Grasses usually found in the l ake shallows, good for f o od and shelter, are unf o rtunately removed. Important anima ls like fresh water shrimp and crayfi�h are eli minated from the food chain.

pers and other non-native shrubs which will not support any o f the basic life found on this biome.

Destruction Cycle Plan For Life Support Fertilizers and pestic ides are used on the lawns to keep them in full green-­ beauty to the ow n er s eyes. However, ch em i cal ingredie nt s are washed into the lake nd cause eutrophication--aging and algae growth·whi ch has to be counteract· ed by poisoning the plant growth in the lake. This in turn causes impure water and loss of fish life. It is in cre di ble that we still give up shorelines to this kind of devel op ment. Vtlhy do we destroy some of the very elements which first attract us to a place? This very thing is going on in almost everyone's yard to o n e degree or another with no apparent thought bei ng given to living forms other than man and orna-

Man should plant according to the hab· itat of the region in which he lives. Per­ haps as the whole story unfolds we will find we are more dependent on and inter­ related with other living creatures that we had dared to imagine A local lake is illustrated in the t h ird photo. Thi s could be any lake, USA. At fi rst glance it appears to be a beautiful landscaped. This indeed would be tr ue if one thinks only of man and of no other living creatures. All of the un dergrowth has been cleared from around the lake·-no


nesting sites and little food. With shelter, food, and nesting sites eliminated, the species die. 18

4� Urban Lake

mental plants. The life cycles in between

maximizing profits. Fortunately, laws are

man and plants are completely overlooked.

being developed which will bring many

The fourth photo is an aerial view of a

pollution problems more or less under

small lake in the center of Tacoma. Num­

control, especially with the growing de­

erous lakes like this in all cities have been

mand by the public. However, the loss of

destroyed; there is no policy yet which is

an estuary, marsh, shoreline, or gulch is

going to save this body from the encroach­

not noticed so readily as is sulfur dioxide

ment of houses and the eventual filling

burning one's nostrils or a stack plume

for further construction. Small lakes and

hovering in the air.

marshes should be included in the design

Unfortunately, once a basic life support

of a development as natural areas and

system is lost by unwise land use, it is

A spot like this with appropriate

generally irreversible. Who really knows

native vegetation and trees will support

the full future impact of losing an estuary?


an enormous number of fish, birds, and

The lack of understanding about land and

wildlife and could be a great place for

associated life cycl'es is central to all bad

chil dren and adults to visit. The owner of


that property shou Id not have the right


to destroy it--but he does.

pold, Slated, "We

Respect for Life

decision making.




As the



land because we

regard ,it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a com­

As sure as the life about us is destroyed,

munity to which we belong, we may

a part of each of us is lost and the quality

begin to use it with love and respect.

of human l iving is diminished. We should

There is no other way for land to

respect our position in the food chain

survive the impact of mechan·ized

where many things die that we might


live, and we should have a concern for all

If we as individuals do not develop proper

living things--not that we worry about the

attitudes, a nation can never hope to do

loss of one animal, but that we worry about the purposeful or inadvertent eli­


We must review our own land use

mination of a species by destruction of

ethic and accept our responsibility to the land not only for other ,living creatures,

habitats and food chains.

but also for enrichment of human life.

It is vital that we build throughout every city a habitat and a land sharing Dr. Fred L. Tobiason received his Ph.D.

program which not only supports small creatures but also make city life more

in physical chemistry from Michigan State

livable for hu mans. The two go hand in

University in 1963, coming to PL U from the DuPont Company in 1966. He is on

hand. F or example, tract developers shou Id

the board of directors of the Tahoma

be required to l eave play areas and natu­

Audubon Society and has been active in

ral areas with each plot. Plans should be

land use

made truly with people in mind--not just

Puget Sound area.




Tacana and the

T h e po l l ut i o n of our env i ro n ment is of i ncrea s i ng concern to our affl uent so­

Poe etbook Priorities

ciety. T h is i ncreased concern i s the result of

two d ifferent phenomena .

F i rst,


m a n y areas--pa rticu la rly i n u rban-i n d u s­ trial megopo l i ses--the p h ysical env i r o n ­ m e n t h as d i m i n i shed i n q u a l ity if measur­ ed in terms of its a b i l ity to s u pport l ife. N ot to mention the d i sappearance of m a n y of th e treasured a menities such a s t h e v iew of mou nta i n ranges from on e's residence

By Dr .. Marlen Miller Asso c i ate Professor of E co no m i c s

or p l ace of wor k . S i m u ltaneously , peo p l e a re dem a n d i n g more i n ter m s of h i gher qua l i ty of env i r onment beca use many of thei r basic w a n ts--freedo m from hunger, adequate hea lth care and housing--are be­ i n g ful fi " e d . I f y o u agree w i t h th e above asserti o n s, the next step i s to a n a lyze th e nature of th e problem . O ne can then rely on h i s v a l u es t o select opt i m a l corrective strate­ gies. N ature of Problem Traditi ona l l y both consumers a n d i n· dust r i a l producers have considered a i r a n d water to b e free public goods . Econo m i sts are as g u i lty of t h i s shorts i g h tedness as anyone e l se . F o r decades, a i r h as been treated as the classic exa m p l e of a free good in econ o m i c textboo ks. The texts asserted that if a com mod ity is u n l i m ited, its price w i l l be zero_ A posi t i ve p r i ce is justified o n l y when al l ocati ng a good which i s l i m ited i n supply. The problem with a i r a n d water i s not that they are l i m ited per se ; rather they are o n l y a v a i l able i n l i m ited quantities i n the qua l ity that we deem des i ra b l e . The reason the problem has not been seriously consi dered ea r l i er i s that we as a soc iety


did not make our wishes regarding clean

Using this example, economists would

air and pure water clearly known. Con足

say that society's cost ( social costs) of

sequently, we permitted each other to use

producing fertilizer are greater than the

air and water as a means of disposing of

firm's costs (private costs) of producing

many of our wastes. We can conceptualize the problems as

fertil .i zer. We go on to conclude that when this relationship exists, then our resources

externalities . An externality exists when

are poorly distributed when judged in

there are effects to parties other than those who are involved with the activity

terms of maximizing society 's welfare. The

in question. For instance if a firm which

assumption that the benefit to society is

manufacturers ferti Iizer em its sufficient quantities of a particular pollutant to im足 pair the health of the residents in the

reflected in the selling price for fertilizer. In the long run it is reasona ble to assume that the selling price of fertilizer will just

immediate area, then we have a classic

cover the firm's costs of producing ferti足

case of an externality.

lizer. Hence, we underprice fertilizer.



for th is

statement hinges

on the

Who Benefits?

i s re l a t i v e l y low . ) T h e poin t i s t h a t each of us i m pose addit ional costs on society as we propel our body from p o i n t A to

In the broadest conte x t , society loses when measu red in terms of soc i e ty's wel­ fa re . T o be a bit m o r e specific , the recep­

poi n t B in our automobile. And yet, the a u tom o b i l e industry has been receiving the majo r i ty of the c r i t icism for not clean­ i n g u p the a u t o . At the same t i m e we can

tors of the pollutants are peo ple w i th i n society w h o suffe r . Too many people get con fused when they face the question "who benefits?" Ass u m ing that there i s co m pet i tion in o ur

install v a r i o us dev ices on our p r e - 1969 c a rs w h i c h a re relatively i n e x pensi v e . Our prior­ i t i es a re i nd i cated 'by our lack of action.

economy, t h e persons w h o f i na l ly con­

The presence of an externa l i ty i m pl i es

sume the product are the ones who gain. Retu rn ing to our e x a m p l e , i f the fert i l i zer is used in food production , then we as

e m b a rk u pon some sort of collect i v e ac­

i nd u l g e rs benefit. If the p r i ce of fert i l izer was priced to cov e r the cost of pollution abat e m e n t, then o u r food w o u l d be m o re ex pens i v e . N o te , i t i s n ' t the f i r m w h o is m a k i n g

regulations are the preferred means of atta i n ing o u r col lective goa l s . H e n c e it is soc i ety 's respon si bil ity to establish the goals in terms of acceptable pol l u t i o n

tha t it is in the best interest of society to tion.

Our past e x p e r i e n c e suggests t h at

levels. Then the regulatory agency i s d e ­ legated t h e poli c i n g responsi bility .

fe rt ilizer t h a t ga ins f r o m polluting. How­ eve r , if fir ms ,i,n only one a rea have to re­ duce o r eli m inate t h e i r emissions, then

O n e of the c r u c i a l poi n ts to consider is the cost of red u cing the pollu ti o n . I f the pol l u t i on a bate m e n t costs a r e s i g n i · fi cantly greater t h a n t h e h a r m s allev i a ted then i t would be desi r a b l e to tax the po l l u ter and use the proceeds to c o m pe n · sate t h e lose r . Unfortunately , t h i s is easi e r sa i d t h a n done . I ts practi cality i s also lack i ng . R eflect for a m o m ent as to how you would feel i f a f irm who was polluti n g in y o u r area wou l d guarantee y our family a cash settlem ent if you d i ed p rem atu r e l y

firms who do not have to c l ean up h ave a cost advantage. Who I s Responsi b le? I t is no surprise, consider ing the nature of m an , that the easy way out is to point the finger at someone and conc l ude that his polluti n g should come to a grind i ng halt, now! But it is extremely d i fficult for each of us to volunta r i ly a cce pt a d d i t i onal costs in order to red u ce the so c i a l costs of our acts. Take for exam ple the ove rwo r k · e d case o f t h e autom obile , forgetti n g for

a s a resu l t o f exten ded e x posu re to poi l u · tants � n the a i r. Even w i th a program consist i n g of reo gulations, we m ust be cogn i z ant of the costs of m o n itor ing poll ution levels and of enforcement. H o p efully, a d m i n istrative costs wou I d be less than the e x p ected

a m o m ent that peo ple d rasti cally ove rstate the autom obile as the m ajor p o llu ting de­ vice of o u r- d a y . ( M otor veh i cles e m it more tons of pollutants t h a n any other

benefits of reduced pol l u t i o n .

si n g l e dev i ce but the tox i c i ty pe r ton of

S u r p rising

carbon m o n ix i d e , the p r i m a ry polluta n t ,




m ay

se e m ,

c u r rent

spending levels tend to indicate relatively

We as members of society are respon­

l i t t l e interest i n anti -pollut i on programs.

sible for establishing these priorit ies. Re­

Last year, approxim ately

cog nition

$ 1 00 mill ion was

must be given to the many

ava i l able to each of the federal agencies

groups w i thin society which have short

de a l i ng with water, air and solid waste

run vested i n terests in these m atters. At

manageme n t . To most of us

times the battles will be long and furious.


$1 00 million

a lot of money but we




must keep

of their si ze, in per­

How To Proceed

Note that the defense budget

$80 bil l io n .

The long run solut ion to po l l ution pro­

Agri cultural producers received approxi­

was in the neighborhood of

blems is to internalize the aforementioned

m ately

30 times the amount these agencies


cost s .




interested i n

had at their disposal in the form of d i rect

m a ximizing

income subsid i e s . This is not to say that

cost of any good or service should include


all the costs to society and not just the

programs except environ mental man­


should be banned. Again, the

society's welfare, t h e n


private costs.

i ssued is one of priorities .

Progress ha s been s low for several rea­

Similar messages are all too often re­

so n s .

F irst, a l l industr i a l polluters have

corded i n the voting booth. We con tinue

not been required to " c l ean-up" to the

to disfavor higher taxes or higher

same degree. They view the situation as


bills even if they mean less pol l utio n .

i nequitab l e . This is a rational response on


we can no longer b u rn ced a r i n o u r f i re p l a ce s .

that a l l e rgen i c

C hallenges F eed The c h a l le nges that l eaders are fa c i n g a r e t o p r o v i d e c i t izens w i t h info r m a t i o n abo u t the natu re o f ou r e n v i ronmental problems and th e n prov ide them with rea·

the part of i nd ust ry , p a rticula r l y if they a re m a r keting i n a nati onal m a rket. An­ oth e r reason ,prog ress h as been s l ow i s because the m aj o r i'ty o f consu mers con­ t i n u e to m a x i m ize the i r short term level of satisfactio n and hope that someo n e e lse w i l l bear t h e cost o f c l ea ni ng u p the i r env i r o n ment. We are m a k i ng p r ogress . The 1 970 Cle a n Air Act requ i res that i nd u st r ies face

so n a ble act i on strate g i es . A l so , gov e rnme n t off i c ials sho uld strive to design m o re i m a g i n a t i v e programs w h i ch w i ll g a i n ac· ceptance more r e a d i ly . S i m pl e d i ctates to ban pol l u t i o n , even though that i s the fina goal we all hope for, m ay not be very effective i n terms of atta i ll i ng o u r

s i m ilar e m i ss i o n reg u l a t i o n s across the n a ­ tions. F u t h e r m o r e , i nd ustry is aware of the fact that poll u tion a batement equ i p­

goal. T o o often t h e adjustm e n t i n be· havior we are requesting h a s d r astic sho rt run conse q u e nces o n i n d i v i d u a l s . Programs shou ld be des i gned w h i ch lessen the short nm co nseq uences on i n d i v i d u a l s and yet permit our soci ety to move m o re q u i c k l y

ment a n d asso c i ated o pe ra t i n g costs are just part of the cost of d o i n g busi ness in ou r c o n gested country . Yes, a few f i r m s will fight i t o u t . Howeve r , t h e y are most l i k e l y e x p e r i e n c i n g oth e r d i ffi culties as well in t h e i r effort to stay in prod u ct i o n . T u r n ing t o consumers, w e too a re

towards t h e abate me nt o f t h e p roblem. Ex a m pl es of possi ble p rograms are greater tax relief fo r fi rms 'i nsta l l i ng eq u ip m e n t desi gned to a b a t e po l l ut i on or for f i r ms

c h a n g i n g o u r att itudes. We a re more w i l l ­

which switch the i r production p r ocesses to those w h i ch e m i t fewer p o l luta nts.

i n g to l i m i t o u r activ ities f o r t h e better­ m e nt of our e n v i ron m e n t . F o r i nstance . the day of the backy a rd trash b u r n er i s almost a t h i n g o f t h e past i n urban a reas. So me day we m ig h t even recogn ize that

The h a rd q u est i o n is "how u n polluted do we want o u r e n v i r o n m e n t?" A better envi ron ment w i ll cost us more i n terms of other sacrifices. I f the sac r i fi ces are i n the form o f l ess gadgetry and oth e r forms of consp i c u o u s consu m ptio n , i t m i ght be wise for soc i ety to o pt for a better en· v i ron ment. I f the c h oi ce i s between a better env i r o n m e n t or m o re peop l e i n pove rty , t h e n t h e best c h o i ce m i g h t not a p pe a r to be so obvi ous. Certa i nly there are many alternatives to consider. The answer is one of soci ety 's p ocketbook p r i or i t ies.

Dr. Marlen F. MIlle r is the chamnan 01 rhe

Department of EconomIcs.

H e re­

ceIved h,s Ph. D. from the Untversity of Minnesota In 1 967. A fter receiving his de­ {Tee, he served on the faculty at W. sh­ ing tofl State UniverSIty in the D epartmenr of A gf/cultural Economics un til the fall of 7910 when he joined the faculty at PLU.



The nation 's largest education and ac· tion program o n urban and environmental problems has bee n one of the primary projects of the PLU Center for Human Organization in Changing E nviro nments (CHO IC E ) for the past year an a half. C H O I C E director Robert Me nzel origi· nally co ntributed to the creation of the Puget Sound Coa l ition early last year. The Coa l ition's conti nu ing role began with a massive commu nity educat ion project last fall. More tha n 4,000 persons participated in small group "quality of life" discussio ns held thro ughout the Puget Sound area in September and October. The South Puget Sound program, under Men zel's direction , provided a series of train ing workshops for more than 400 group leaders. Other area colleges, civic groups, con · servation groups a nd churches were also i nvolved, as was the K I N G Broadcasting Compa ny of Seattle . K I NG produced a nd televised a series of e ight sp ecial programs ent itled "The 8th Day " relating to plan­ ned enviro nmental discussion topics. Topics exam i ned were poll ut ion, pop­ ulatio n , land use, i nstitutio ns and values, social welfare, economy, ecology and po­ litics. The educat ional phase of the coalitio n activities was funded by a federal grant for innovative programs in education . C H O I C E 's continued i nvolvement i n ­ cluded the development o f a n Action Models Fair, exhibited throughout the re-


gion to illu strate what actio n is be i ng taken in other parts of the cou ntry . Out of the Coalition educat ion project have evolved at least f ive county-wide action counc ils or coa l itions_ It is esti ­ mated that some 2,000 "alum n i " of the discussion/action groups are act ively part­ cipating in the regional councils_ Chairman of the confederation of county action councils is Dr . Frank Colli nge, rtewest member of the PLU pol itical scie nce faculty and a C H O I C E staff member. C H O I C E is cont i n u i ng to provide gu i­ da nce and consu ltation serv ices to the act ion cou ncils, and is also involved in the plan n i n g of a sim ilar series of programs and discussion gro ups duri ng 197 1-7 2 to broaden the base of informed a nd i nspired citi zenry _ In Apr il C H O I CE partic ipated in two workshops co-sponsored by the Law a n d Justice Office of the Washi ngton State Planning a nd Community Affairs Agency to develop content for possible use in next fall 's programmi ng _

"The cost o f pr ivate highe r education is too great to perpetuate educat ional offerings that are average or be low, · ' Wiegman said. " Now i s the time for a hard look at PLU if we a re to thrive and grow academically in the future." Among the areas the Commiss ion w i l l explore are present co urse offeri ngs, fac­ ul ty teac h i ng loads, facu Ity professional credentials, the grading system, the i n­ te rim , student enrollment and costs of i n­ struction. No specif ic time is placed on the Com­ mission to report, but Wiegman sa i d he hoped the major report would be complet­ ed by the close of the 1972-73 academ ic year. l he Commission will report directly to the president who w i ll share the find­ ings with the faculty and Board of Re­ gents in order to implement the recom­ mendations by September, 1 9 74. Many u n iversities " are prepared to scrutin i ze almost everyth i n g " except them­ selves, Wiegman noted. Basic facts which do not now e x ist are necessary before meaningful change can be accompl ished, he said. "We must be consc ious of ou r her i­ tage," the PLU president war ned. "The strength of P LU l ies in its s i ze a nd u nique character. I t wou l d be a mistake to try and dupl icate the serv ices of larger spraw­ ling megaversities." The Commission will be cha ired by Dr. Paul Re igstad, cha i rman of the Eng l ish Department. It is composed of tenured and non-te nu red facu lty, ma le a nd female, representatives of all schools and with exte nsive and not so extensive teaching experiences. The other members i nclude Dr. Charles Ande rson, chem istry ; Dr. George Arbaugh,


The appo intment o f a special faculty commission o n academic quality was a n­ nounced by President Euge ne Wiegman at a spec ial faculty-staff meeting in March_ The 1 5 -member "Comm iss ion on Aca­ demic Exce lle nce" has a mandate to study every facet of university I ife that bears on academic self-improvement. The com­ mission will be staffed by a half-time executive coord inato r .


philosophy ; Dr. JoAnn Jense n , biology; Jerry Kracht, mu sic ; Dr. John Martilla, business admin istrati o n ; Dr. Marlen M i ller , econ om ics; D r . Philip Nordquist, h i story; Dr. D avid Olso n , health and p hysical ed­ uncatio n ; Lin d a Olson , nursing; Ernst Sc hwidder, art ; Dr. E rving Severtson , psy­ chology ; Dr . Jane Willia mson, education ; P rovost Richard Jungkuntz, advisory; a n d V ice President for Business, A . Dean Buch ­ a n a n, advisory.

Last year PLU enjoyed a record total of 1 ,843 stude nts enrolled in both sum­ mer sess i o n s. This year as many as 2,000 students are expected to enroll . Further i nformation and advanced re­ gistration forms m ay be obtained from the Dean of Sum mer Sessions, PLU.


A n ew Nursi ng-Art Complex will soon be a reality at PLU as the result of re­ mod eling of the College Union Bu i l d i ng on th e nOl'th west corner of the ca mpus. It will be ready for use next f all . Project­ ed cost of remodeling is $466,300. U nder the conversion p l a n , t h e CU B will be separated roughly into two halves. The western part, where the bookstore offices and coffee s h op were formerly housed , w ill become the School of Nurs­ ing. The e astern section formerly the d i n ­ ing a n d k i tchen a n d t h e or igi nal Chris Knutzen H a l l , wil l become the D epart­ ment of A rt. These changes h ave been m ade pos­ sible by the vastly expanded c o l lege u n ion facilities available at the new U n iversity Cen ter.


The most co mpre he nsive summer ses­ s i on program ever is in store for students at PLU begi n ning June 1 4. T h e first ses­ sion continues through July 1 4 ; th e se­ cond session beg i ns th e follow i ng day a n d e nds Aug . 1 3 . Curricu lum i nc l udes 35 spec i al wor k ­ shops and semi n a rs i n such fields a s ed· ucation , soc i ology, music, h istory, the sciences, dra m a , physical education and forensics. F our lay-clergy i n stitutes , Human R ela­ tions Skil l s , Model Building for M i ssion, Marriage E nrichment a n d T h e ology To­ day, are p l a n n ed. Special study prog ram s f o r high school tudents include the No rthwest Summer I nstrume ntal Music Camp, F orensics I n ­ stitute and Basketball Camp . F oreign study tours to Norway and Mexico and a total of 1 60 regul ar courses in 23 fields of study rou nd out the pro­ gram. Courses are designed to fit both graduate and u nd e rgraduate c ourses of stu dy .

N u r> ng·Art Complex






A bequest w h i ch wil l exceed $250,000, th e l argest ever rece ived by P LU from a The new School of N u rsing quarters

single ind i vi d u a l , has been rece ived from the estate of the late Carl Dalk of Seattle,

w i l l incl ude f o u r se m ina r rooms, pract i ce laboratories, l earning reso u rce rooms, con­ ference room, reception area and 1 4 new

President Wiegman announced . T h e funds w i l l be inc l u d e d i n t h e per­ manent university endowment fund. In­

offices. Art wi l l have stud i os for pa inting, d e ­

come from the fund w i l l be used fo r Dalk Sch ol a rsh i ps. D a l k Scholars h i p rec i p ients wi l l be se­

si gn, drawing, glassbl owing, scu I pt u re, ce r­ amics and graphics as we l l as wood and metal shops, lectu re roo m, offices, k i ln

lected from as broad a c ross-section of the student body a s poss i b l e among stu­ dents p l anning service-oriented careers such as teach ing, nursing, social work and the l i ke . Amounts of each schol arsh i p

a n d aux i l i ary fac i l i t i e s . A l ecture-dem onstrati on room, to b e bui l t a d j o i ning t h e m ai n south entranc e , wil l h a v e many d i fferent uses f o r a l l d e ­ partments of the university . I t w i ll be a specia l ized fac i l i ty w i th the latest audio­ v i sual and technol og ical teaching equ i p ­ ment. The p roject p rov ides the university with 32 ,000 addit ional square feet o f aca­ demic space and rel i eves, at m i n i mal cost,

w i l l b e determined b y establ i shed univer­ sity procedures on the basis of th e f i nan­ ci a l need of the student. Dalk, who d ie d in 1 970 of a h eart cond i t i on a t age 73, was a real estate in­ vestor i n Seattle for m any years. F r iends b e l ieve th a t Dal k's decision to

the three m ost p ressing faci l it i e s needs on cam p u s presently in nursi ng, art and the sciences. The sciences now wi I I make use of Ivy Hall on l ower cam pus w h i ch

leave a gift to the unive rsity was th e re­ su l t of his grand parent's c l ose associ a tion with the sc hoo l . Mr . and M rs. John O . Lunke, D a l k's m aternal grand parents, set­ tled in Pa r klan d in 1 893 , shortly after PLU was founded, on a site w h ich is soon to beco me the Sc hool of N urs ing - De par t­

cu rrently houses the Schoo l of N u rsing. The un iv e rsity i s current l y working to match a $ 1 00,000 anony m o u s chal lenge gift, offered earl ier th i s y e a r and earmark­ ed for use on the new project. A special

ment of Art com p l e x . M rs. L u n ke w a s especially active in school affairs d u ring the adm in istration of President N ils J_ H ong at the turn of the

solicitation is a l so being conducted by nursing alumni with M rs . E l i n e M orken, director o f the Schoo l of N u rsing from 1 950 to 1 967, honorary ch a i rman. The sol i c i tation is b e i ng extended to physi­

centu ry _ She supp l i e d the sc hool d i n ing hall w i th eggs, butter and m i l k and took part in chu rch affai rs.

cians, art patrons and i n d i v iduals i nte rest­ ed in the fine arts and the hea l i ng sciences.

In 1 9 1 4 the Lunkes moved to Seattle to l i ve w i th the Dalk fam i l y.


"Mr. Ouko is recognized as a dist i n­ guished international economist, as a lead­ er whose Christian philosophy is evident in his writings and h is service, a n d as a man whose remarkable talents are given to ben­ efit his countrymen as they establish them­ selves as a stro ng and contribut i ng new nation in the worl d . " Ouko, who earl ier attended a confer­ ence of world economic leaders at the United Nations , was honored follow ing a full day of act ivities sponsored by PLU.

Of Sca n d i n avian descent, Dalk was a member of I m manuel Lutheran Church in Seattle most of his lif e .




Prcsld '11


Duko and Rev

WIegman ,


A PLU alu mnus who has spent the l ast 26 ye ars develop i ng literacy among the people of Africa received a n honorary doctor of hu mane letters degree from her a l m a m ater in Febru ary . Marian Halvorso n, who is in charge of the adult literacy progr am in all African countries south of the S ahara Desert , was honored at a special convocation follow­ ing dialogue sessions with PLU stude nts. A 1968 graduate of P L U who has serv­ ed as a missio nary to East Afr ica for the Lutheran Church in America since 1945, Miss H alvorson has since worked with all of the Southern Africa govern ments in the deve lopme nt of literacy programs. Setting up wor kshops in each country, her goals h ave been threefold : to write primers and texts for continuing educa­ tio n ; to prepare teaching materi als for each of the courses ; and to train l i teracy super­ viso rs. She currently is working on behalf of the committee on world literacy and Christi an literature ( l ntermedi a l of the

R obert

M o l lo n Ncsvig proor to spl'clal

Du 0 ho nors ., voca l 10 1

R obert J. Ouko, m in ister of the Com­ mon Market and Economic Aff airs for the East African Community, has received the highest honor an American University c a n bestow . PLU prese nted an honorary doctor of laws degree to the former Kenya n repre­ sentitive to the E.A .C. in Janu ary. The presentat i o n was made at a special convoc ation. The citation which was read dur i ng the prese ntation ceremony said, in p art : ". . We are hopefu I that h is ties with us w ill serve as a bridge of frie ndship and u nderstanding with all the people of the East Afric an Com mu nity . 29

the P LU Department of Sociology, An· thropology and

Social Work, explained

recently. As more bachelor's degree persons are be ing employed, the pressure is being in­ creased

to upgrade undergraduate


grams, he said. Tile chal lenge is bei ng met by Schiller'S

Dr Milllan H a l vorson , center WIth former mls sl oncry collt U C $ A.Dean B u c h anan , vIce pres

department. A total of $55,000 is grants

I nd

of the

Ident for business Bnd PLU

fmance ilod Rev Ll!i h former d i rector of hou5mg I now teaching a l Fort Stella.. oo m Com

du ring the past two years under Titel V I I

Johnson ,

IT t n

H igher E d u cation Act of

1 965,

Department of Health, Education and Wel­

' (,; 01 �

National Cou ncil of Chu rches and has also

fare, have enabled the department to de· velop one of the more comprehensive

been working recently w i th UN ESCO.

undergraduate programs in the cou ntry .

H er own education was completed dur­

This year's Title V I I grant was the only one awarded to a college or u n iversity in

ing furloughs over a period of 20 years at Bethany College, Li ndsborg, Kans. ; Augusburg College, Minneapolis; P L U and

Washington state, ac cording to Schiller.

a number of ling u i stics institut i ons,

proval of

Project efforts resulted recently in ap·

The Rev. Dr, Arne Sovik of New York,



undergrad uate pro­

gram the Council on Social Work Educa· on stan dards. Only 60

executive director of the Board of World



inst itutions in the country cu rrently hold

of the

American Lutheran

commi ttee

Church, delivered the address at the con­ vo cation. Also taking part were The Rev.

th is stat us.

Arth ur Anderson of Olympia, brother·in­

worker, Will iam Gilbertson, last year. He

law of Miss Halvorson and a former P L U

is now director' of the undergradu ate pro·

regent; the Rev. Roland Swanson o f Mt.

gram. This past fall two additional facu ,lty

P L U hi red its f i rst professional social

Vernon, r'epresent ing the Pacific North­

members with grad uate degrees i n social

west Synod of the LCA; and the Rev.

work, Vernon Hanson and Neale Ne�son,

Leighland Johnson, director of hou sing at

joined the staff. The

PLU and a former colleague of Mi,ss Hal­ vorson in Tanzania.

P L U program now

i ncludes an

introdu ctory course, social work practice, fiel'd

experience, and

cou rses on social

work intervention and social welfare in


historical perspective. F ield work tr'aining takes the students throughou t the Pu get Sound area. Work is cu rrently being condu cted with the Vet·

Society i s dema n d i n g more profess ional social


thro ugh

than can be produced


gradu ate social work


Adm i nistration

eri can

Lake, Cascadia Diagnostic Center

Hospital at Am­

for j u veniles , Oak Ridge Group H ome in

programs, Dr. J . A. Schiller, chairman of


L akewood , a ha l fway who have been in the Pioneer G roup Home same ca tegory , Menta l

house for fema les state insti tutions, for males in the H y gi ene Consulta­

tion Service at Fort Lewis, Madigan Gen­ eral

Hospital social service department,

state 0 ivision of Juvenile P role and 0 i ­

vision of Adult Probat ion and Paro l e the ,

F am i l y Serv ice Agency and the Tacoma Public Sc hoo l s. In each agency there is a profess ional staff person who serves as an instru ctor­ supervisor. The coopera t i on provided has been a boon to both the PLU social work program and the agencies involve The agencies benefit from an addi tional man­ power resource , on a limited basis during the training program, but ul timate ly as additional sources of profess ional staff personnel.

Promoted from instructor to assistant professor were

Lois Jacobson,


Richard Jones, English ; David Keyes, art; Vivian King, music; Brian Lowes, geology; Gary Peter son , mathe matics; Carolyn Phil l ips, ph ysica l education; Linda Olson, nursin g ; and Rodney Swen son, fo r ei g n languages. Sabbatical leaves were approved for Dr. Emmett





religion ;


dean of th e School


of Busin ess

Administrati on, Raymond Klopsch, En­ glish ; George R oskos , art; and Dr. Walter Sch nacken b e rg, hi story. Retiring at the end of the current aca· demic year are Irene Creso, assistant pro· fessor of biology ; and Dr. Arno'd Hagen, professor of educatio n. Appointed to serve as dean of the School of Business Admi nistrati on during the absence of Dr. K i n g was Dr. Vernon Stintzi. Dr. Kenneth John ston and Dr. Richard M oe continue as dean of the

Faculty promotio ns were announced at PLU Marc h 24 by President Eugene

Wi gma n . Prom otions t o p o fessor were granted to Dr. Harry Adams , phys i cs; Dr. David Ol son , director of the School of Physical Edu ca ti on and ath l e t i c director; and Mau­ r ice Skones , chairman of the departm ent of mu sic and di rector of the Cho i r of the West. Associate professorshi ps were granted to Keith Ac he p ohl , art; Dorothy Cone, nurs i ng ; D r . William Hutcheon, business ad m inistration ; Lars Kittles n, art; Dr. Arthur Martinson, history ; and Dr. Burton Ness et , chemist r y .

School of Ed ucation and Grad uate Stud­ ies, summer sessions and fine arts, respec· tively. Directors whose terms were renewed and Dr. David Olson, physical education and Dr . Doris Stucke, nursing.




D iv i sion chairmen are Dr. Pau I R e igstad, humanities; Dr. William Giddi ngs, natural sciences; and Dr. J.A. Schiller, social sc iences. Begi nning new terms as department chairmen are Er nst Schwidder, art ; Dr. J o Ann Jensen, biology ; T.O . H. Kar l , com· munication arts; Dr . Lucille Johnso n , Engli sh; Dr. Bur ton Ostenson, earth sci ence s ; Dr. M ar·l en Miller , econom ics; Dr. Walter Schnackenberg , history ; and Dr. Sherman Nornes , phy si cs. Dr. Phil ip Nordq u i st will serve as acting chairman of the department of history during D r . Schnackenberg 's absence next yeaT.






Rev . Harvey Neufeld, pastor of Galilean Lutheran Church at Ocean Shores and former di rector of church relations at PLU, has been appointed alu mn i director at PLU. Rev. Neufeld, who became the first pastor at Gali lean Lutheran two years ago after four years on the PLU staff, ass u m e s h i s new duties i n June. H i s selection from am ong 19 candidates was recommended by a special selection comm i ttee headed by D r. R ay Tobi ason of Puya l lup, PLU A l u mni Association pre­ si dent. Neufeld su cceeds Jon O l so n , who resigned last f a l l to become a develop­ ment off i ci a l at Calif ornia Lu ther an Col­ lege in Thousand Oaks, Calif. A native of Wa ldheim, Sask., Neufeld graduated from P LU in 1954 and from Luther Seminary, Saskatoon, Sask., in 1957 . While serving at PLU, Ne u feld was

North Pacif i c a rea director for the Am­ erican Lutheran Church's Lutheran In­ gather i ng for Education (LI F E) f u nd cam­ paign. More than $1 milli o n were conti­ bu ted by the North Pacific District.



Jungle adventure i s in store this sum­ mer for D r . Ronald Heyer, assistant pro­ fessor of biology a t PLU. Hey er, a herpetologi st, specializes i n the field of amphi bians and repti l e s. H i s explorations near the headwaters o f the Amazon River, a remote area accessible only by canoe or bush plane, will be de­ voted to stud ies of Leptodactyl u s frogs a group of amphibians whose habitat ex­ tends from South Texas to Argenti n a .


A record n u m ber of bacca l a ureate and masters degrees will be conferred during graduation cere monies at PLU Sunday, May 23. Anticipating graduation are 546 under­ graduates and 77 masters degree cand i­ dates. A morning ecumenical worship serv i ce for grad uates and their paren ts will be held in Olson Auditor i u m at 11 a. m. This is a f a m i I y - oriented event; no process i on al is planned. Com menceme n t exercises will also be held in O l son Auditor i u m beginn ing at 3 : 30 p. m .


D r. Ronald Heyer

ianism and has expressed h i s belief that democracy can become a l iving faith for America in an age of social and scientific

tinitlersitp ftotebo k

advance. Dr. was

Eugene Wiegman, PLU president






Northwest Association of Pri vate Colleges and Universities. The

four-year-old consortium of 23

Northwest Colleges and Universities also approved a constitu tional bylaw change calling for university presidents to be nam­ The


of the nation's fastest­

growing religious publication and one of

ed as official representatives to the N APCU board of trustees, rather than a presidential

the country's most prominent reli gious

designee. NAPCU

leaders, lectured at PLU in March. Dr.


H enry,

large at Eastern Baptist Seminary in Wash­ er to be sponsored by the new Staley The .I'ectureship program is sponsored

the money is to be determined by PLU President Eugene Wi egman. The open-ended grant is to be used i n

Dr. Farmer, chai rman of the political

underwriting the cost of unbudgeted items

sc i ence department, is the f i rst recip ient

or activities which help further the ed­

of the new Regency Professo rship Award.

ucational objectives of the university.

This new faculty award, funded by the of

Regents, is designed to

David G iles of Kirkland, a junior at

to professors for their

PLU, has been named edi tor of the Moor­

" Demonstrated excel lence in and contri­ bution to a special f ield of learning or publ ic affairs. " Dr. Sidney

ing Mast, the PLU student newspaper, and has served during the cu rrent spring semes­ ter. Giles was prev iously a Mooring Mast

Hook, professor of phil­

columnist .

sophy at New York University, lectured

A collection of 70 volumes on inter-

at PLU in January on " Academic Freedom

national business and economi cs has been

and Academ ic Anarchy."

presented to the Mortvedt L ibrary at PLU

Hook, one of the chief organizers of the


dential Contigency program. The use of

by the Thomas F. Staley Foundation .



$2,500 grant under their 1 970-7 1 Presi­

Christian Scholar Lecture Program at PLU.

give recognition



The Esso Education Foundat,ion has awarded Pacific Lutheran University a

ington, D.C., was the first scheduled !ectu­



action on cooperative projects.

"Christianity Today ", and professor-at­

Dr Carl Henr....


i nter-institutional

edi tor-at-Iarge of

Congress for Cultu ral

Freedom has

by the Propeller Club North Pacific Coast Reg ion Foundation Inc.

fi rmly opposed all varieties of totalitar-


Javld Giles

5) PLU's Sea Spmes

nchronllcd roup coached by C roly" P h i l l i p n t d II deltghtfu I progrllm d u r i n " W e end t P L U In Milrch mll19

6) Paclltst po d III

M rch pro ram




following r

Rob rt 8 1y r d ngs of hi po


F a c i n g o l d n e m e s i s , C e n t r a l Wash i n g­ te n , i n the N A I A d i str i ct p l ayoffs , th e Lute s won the opener 70-6 1 but then su ccu m be d in 8 1 -7 1 and 62-59 d ec i s i o n s . P L U m u ffed opportu n i t i es i n t h e c l osi n g seco nds o f p l ay i n t h e fi n a l e as e r rant Wi l dcat freethrowers r e peate d l y recover­

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P L U 's ath l etic congl omerate rou nded far turn and headed for the f i n i sh

l i n e w i th a n a rrow l e a d i n t h e i r q ue st for the N o rthwest Conference Al l Sports Trophy . Wi nter s p orts d i d the i r th i ng , captur· i n g t i, tles in basketba l l a n d swi m m i n g p l u s a th i rd p l ace i n wrest l i ng , l eav i n g the fa i r we ath e r set·-te n n i s , trac k , baseba l l , a n d golf--to foot t h e responsi b i l i ty f o r the c r u c i a l anchor l e g . P L U 's 47 p oi nt total l e a d s t h e pack with Lew i s & C l a r k in c l ose pu rsu i t with 42, fol l owed by Wi l l amette 40, L i n f i e l d 29, Pac i f i c 23 , W h i t m a n 20, and C o l l ege of Idaho 7 . B a s ketba l l c o u l d have been a re-e n act­ me n t of one of l i fe 's rags to r i ches scri pts with a 30-second a l te r ati on . G e n e L u n d ­ gaa rd 's Lutes stu m bled t o a 1 -7 sta rt then recovered to win 14 of the next 21 g mes, i nc l u d i n g the f i n a l e i ght confe rence t i t l e ,

t o t a k e t h e title w i th a 1 0-2 record .

ed th e i r own shots. The great comeback effort, h owev e r , e a r ned for L u n dgaard the N o rthwest S m a l l Col lege Coach-of the­ Year Awa r d .

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A ke P a l m , s i d e l il n e d ea r l y i n the c a m ­ paign w i t h a leg i n j u ry , was the sc o r i ng average l ea d e r w i th a 1 6 .0 p o i n t per game mark, while j u n i o r backcou rt star Tom Patnode was the top point p rodu ce r w i th 360 ta l l i e s . G a ry Chase m a d e a n auspi c i ou s d e b u t as s w i m coach as h i s Lute t a n kers out­ spl ashed the conference field to take top h on o rs in the NWC sw i m m i n g ch a m p i o n ­ sh i ps . O f t h e e l ev e n new l o op rec ords esta b l i shed in the meet, seven were set by the Lutes. Terry Ludwi g was i nv o l ved in fou r perform a n ce s . The B e l l e v u e sophomore won the 500-yard freesty l e , 200-y ard backstroke, a nd 400-ya rd i n di v i d u a l med­ ley , plus swi m m i n g a leg o n the w i n n i n g 800-yard freesty l e tea m . B oth L u d w i g a n d t h ree-time confer­ e nce d i v i n g c h a m p i o n Dave H a nsen re­ presented the Lutes at the N A I A N ati o n a l M e e t i n C l a r i on , P a . On t h e strength o f w i n n i n g efforts by G a ry B e r n e r ( 1 50) a n d Bob H e rvey ( 1 67 ) , the Lutes sc rapped to a thi rd p l a ce f i n i s h in the Co nfere n ce Wrest l i n g Ch a m p i o n ­ sh i ps . Director Dr O8VId Olson , P r Sldent WIegman n Co h Ge e Lund rd PLU 500th all lime baske tball VI

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WH I C H O N E ? ďż˝\

Last fa l l the fami l i a r phrase , "I 'l l meet y o u a t C K , " was greeted with the repl y , "Which one?" For a t i me , PLU had two C K 's. To students , CK is the affecti onate designation for Chris K n u tzen Fe l l owsh i p H al l . By now. everyone knows that C K i s the new mul ti - purpose room i n t h e rece ntly de­ dicated Un iversity Center. I t 's the most versatile hal l on campus with access to the kitchen for banquets, a room divider for conferences and meetings. and a po rtable al ta r for the Student Congregation which worsh i ps there . Why were there two Chris Kn utzens7 In 1 9 59 , the origi nal fel l ows h i p hall was const ructed as an addition to the Co l l ege Union Bui lding . I t was dedicated in honor of one of P L U 's most be loved benefactors. Chris Knu tzen of B u rl i ngton , Washington , B ut in l i ttle m ore than a decade , the e x pand ing U n i versi ty had outgrown the Col lege U n i on B u i l d in g. So, we bu i l t t he U n iversity Center. And we dedicated the fellowship hal l to the memory of Chris K n u tzen . Old CK w i l l soon become a part of the new Nursing-Art Complex which wi l l serve students for ge ne rations , Th e new Chris Knutzen is the ga therin g p l ace for a l u m n i , students . facul ty and friends of the Uni versi ty . The phrase, " I 'll meet you at C K, " w i l l be around the campus for years to c ome . Chris Knutzen F el l owshi p Hall i s a lasti n g memor i al to the generosity of an understan ding friend. I t's sort of a n ice way to be re mem bered .

For Information on how a loved one can be memori alized through a gift that keeps on giving, contact our Devel opmen t OHice .

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