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HOPE COLLEGE ANCHOR Hope College — Holland, Michigan


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Leonard Warren, Choir Boys End of Year Grants Add $242,000 To Be Latest Musical Imports The f o u r t h p r o g r a m in the concert series sponsored by the Holland Civic Music Association will f e a t u r e the world-famous baritone, Leonard Warren. Mr. W a r r e n , leading baritone of the Metropolitan Opera, will appear in a concert at the Holland Civic Center on Wednesday, J a n u a r y 18. The singer, called "the world's finest d r a m a t i c b a r i t o n e " by N E W S W E E K magazine, is currently on a coast-to-coast tour under the m a n a g e m e n t of S. Hurok. Besides the concert tour, he is m a k i n g many Met. a p p e a r a n c e s this season. Mr. W a r r e n is playing Gerard in " A n d r e a Shenier" at the Metropolitan for the first time this season, in addition to his roles in "II Trovatore," " L a F o r z a del Destino," "Aida", and "Pagliacci."


Born in New York City, Mr. W a r r e n reached t h e Met through the Auditions of the Air. A f t e r six months of study in Italy, he made his debut in 1939 and rose t h r o u g h minor roles to dominate the company's baritone roster. He also s a n g f o r six consecutive seasons in Buenos Aires' T e a t r o Colon and in the T e a t r o Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. W a r r e n ' s most f a m o u s role is probably t h a t of Rigoletto in the opera "Kigoletto." A f t e r a p p e a r i n g in this role with the San Francisco Opera, W a r r e n m a d e his E u r o p e a n debut by s i n g i n g in "Rigoletto" at Milan's renowned La Scala Opera. He is t h e first non-Italian to undertake t h e role in Milan. Besides a p p e a r i n g in operas, Mr. W a r r e n h a s recorded f o r RCA such f a m i l i a r songs a s Kipling ballads. Sea Chanties, "Because", " H o m e on the R a n g e " and "On the Road to Mandalay." He is also a f r e q u e n t g u e s t on such m a j o r radio and television p r o g r a m s as Voice of Firestone and Toast of the Town. Another J a n u a r y concert will f e a t u r e t h e Vienna Choir Boys. This widely-acclaimed group is perf o r m i n g in Grand Haven, Michigan, on Monday, J a n u a r y 30. Holland membership cards are acceptable for admission to the Grand Haven concerts and concerts of other Civic Music Associations t h r o u g h o u t the United S t a t e s on a space-available basis.

COLLEGE CALENDAR Thurs. — a t Calvin Adelaide 4 p.m. Chapel F r i . — Knickerbocker and Cosmopolitan F o r m a l s Sat. — W.A.A. Co-Rec N i g h t Mon., 16 — K a p p a Delta Tues., 17 — Michigan Normal here Wed., 18 — Leonard W a r r e n a t Civic Center Thurs., 19 — Student Recitals Fri., 20 — Registration Sat., 21 — Kalamazoo here Student Council P a r t y Mon., 23 — E a x m s Begin Tues., 24 — a t Manchester, Ind. Fri., 27 — Arcadian Formal Sat., 28 — a t Adrian Mon., 30 — Vienna Choir Boys in Grand Haven Tues., 31 — Second semester begins

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New Leaders Take Sorority Reins When the members of Hope's sororities returned f r o m t h e i r Christmas vacation last week, they found new blood presiding at their meetings, composing witty minutes, and keeping their finances in order. The election of winter officers by Sorosis, f o r instance, l e f t Audie Nienhouse a s president, Ruth H a a d s m a as veep, Margie Hospers as secretary, and Kay Rynbrandt a s treasurer. Delphi selected Barbie B r o o k s t r a as their chief, to be assisted by Marcia Veldman as veep. Barb Grootenhuis as secretary, and J a n E v e r t as t r e a s u r e r . The reins of control over the T h e s a u r i a n s were given to J u l i a Herrick, president; Florence P a r Tuttle, Katlan, Burnett ker, veep; Georgianna Tellman, secr e t a r y ; and Adele Dingee, t r e a s on Summer Experience u r e r ; while those over the Sibs K a p p a Delta will meet on Mon- were bestowed upon Phyl Maat, day, J a n u a r y 16, a t 7:30 in the president; F r a n K r a m e r , veep; chapel basement. Alice Wiener, s e c r e t a r y ; and The main f e a t u r e of the evening Yvonne Southland, t r e a s u r e r . will be t h r e e short t a l k s on valuable The Dorians witnessed the pars u m m e r work. J a n e t Tuttle will ticipation of new f a c e s in their speak on work experience at H a r - business m e e t i n g s with the election lem, Marilyn Katlan on the Winne- of J a n e J a r v i s as president, Ann bago Children's Shelter, and Betty Bloodgood a s veep, Dorothy HesseBurnett on the Salvation A r m y ' s link as s e c r e t a r y , and Elsie Vande Children's Camp. These talks should Zande as t r e a s u r e r . With such be interesting and instructive f o r competent, f r e s h blood to s p u r all the g i r l s on campus. them on, Hope's sororities should A r e p o r t on the mission project enjoy a h a p p y and successful winwill also be given. ter.

Hope Student First From U.S. For Fulda Works Program H e r r Otto-Zeno Steffens, Managing Director of the Fulda Rubber Corporation, one of the largest tire works in Europe, h a s announced that Hope has been chosen to name the student whose privilege it will be to work in their laboratory this coming summer. Fulda has taken one foreign student each p o s t w a r year f o r practical t r a i n i n g as a lab assistant. Previous selections were made by the German government. However, this year, f o r the first time, the country named was the U.S. and the corporation has initialed the college.

opportunity will be had f o r lang u a g e review if needed. The decision will be made in t h e light of t h e object of the F u l d a p r o g r a m — t h a t of Enlightened International Living and U n d e r s t a n d ing. The p r o j e c t is not one of research, t h e r e f o r e , it is not exclusive to science m a j o r s . But, since the student will be living with a German f a m i l y and will be representing his nation as well as his school, he will be strictly judged in the a r e a of h u m a n understanding. Specific qualifications a r e : basic knowledge of chemistry, two y e a r s of academic German or conversational ability, evidence of concern for world a f f a i r s and the problems of both Germany and the U.S., s a t i s f a c t o r y scholastic standing, and a male having s t a t u s in the Sophomore or J u n i o r classes.

The position is to be held f o r approximately two months d u r i n g the coming s u m m e r , with time available a t each end, as well as on weekends f o r travel. All expenses of living in F u l d a (central West G e r m a n y ) will be paid by t h e employer. Dr. Irwin Lubbers h a s expressed the hope to Dr. P a u l Fried, t h r o u g h whom the contact Dating and Marriage was made, t h a t at least a portion of the travel expenses can be Series in Progress secured by the college. Booking f o r The Y M C A and Y W C A a r e havt r a n s p o r t a t i o n h a s been made on ing a series of joint meetings on the "Queen F r e d e r i c a " leaving New the topic of d a t i n g and m a r r i a g e . York f o r Naples on J u n e 1st. The first of three discussions w a s Selection will be made by a led last Tuesday evening by Rev. committee composed of Dr. Klein- Marion De Velder, p a s t o r of the heksel. P r o f . Gearheart, Dr. F r i e d , Hope R e f o r m e d Church of Holland. Prof. Wolters, and Dean Vander L u g t . P r o f . Wolters has applications which a r e to be returned by the 31st of this month. They will be screened immediately so t h a t

The m e e t i n g s will include an inf o r m a l t a l k by a g u e s t speaker and a period of open discussion. The names of the s p e a k e r s will be posted.

Within the past six weeks, Hope College h a s been the recipient of g r a n t s f r o m f o u r firms: Ford, General Foods, E a s t m a n Kodak, and duPont. These g r a n t s total approximately $242,000, the l a r g e s t single g i f t being t h a t of the Ford Foundation — $221,500. Hope's g r a n t is only a p a r t of the half billion distribution made to many colleges and hospitals t h r o u g h o u t the nation by Ford. The Ford g r a n t will be made in the f o r m of a ten y e a r endowment and will be used f o r one purpose only: to help raise the salaries of the teachers. The college h a s not yet decided how it will invest the money but at the end of ten y e a r s the prinicpal may be used in anyway t h e college sees fit. Dr. Lubbers said, "We are highly gratified and feel t h a t this is the most o u t s t a n d i n g recognition of the high quality of our educational proNew York, N. Y. — ( L P . ) — Re- g r a m " . The President also stressed sults of the annual opinion poll of the f a c t t h a t this is an endowment American college newspaper editors which is to be invested and not a conducted by the journalism de- lump sum g i f t t h a t the college is p a r t m e n t at New York University f r e e to spend. reveal t h a t : General Foods Fund Inc., has The United N a t i o n s should con- made available to the Michigan tinue to deny membership to Com- Colleges Foundation a $15,000 munist China. g r a n t . This foundation, of which " M c C a r t h y i s m " is virtually a Dr. Lubbers is president, is comdead issue on college campuses. posed of 14 private colleges in The m e r g e r of the A F L and CIO Michigan, including Hope. Hope will not be good f o r the country will s h a r e equally with other founas a whole. dation members in 60 percent of Mass education substitutes quan- the g r a n t and the remaining 40 tity f o r quality. percent will be split a m o n g the 14 Almost 90 per cent of the student colleges on a prorated student editors reported t h a t the subject population basis. of " M c C a r t h y i s m " has suffered a Dr. Lubbers also announced t h a t loss of interest a m o n g college Hope will s h a r e in a $300,000 people. Comments ranged f r o m financial g r a n t provided by E a s t "We've talked the issue o u t " to man Kodak Co. H e said the g r a n t " H a r d l y even h e a r his name men- will be made to approximately 50 tioned anymore." One New E n g - colleges whose alumni are conland editor pictured t h e Wisconsin nected with the E a s t m a n Co. in senator as "a little voice in the Rochester, New York. night — alone and unheeded." But According to Dr. Lubbers, the one student wrote, " T h e m a n h a s Kodak g r a n t plan provides t h a t waned; his ideology is still with privately supported colleges will us." receive g r a n t s based upon the numIn subscribing to t h e i r view on ber of their g r a d u a t e s who are m a s s education, they cited they associated with the company. The following as examples of w h a t they g r a n t provides p a y m e n t s to institum e a n t : loss of close student-teacher tions of $500 f o r each y e a r spent relationships, courses designed f o r by the g r a d u a t e at the college f r o m the " a v e r a g e s t u d e n t , " loss of "in- which he was g r a d u a t e d . Hope dividual thinking," and "standardi- College has eight alumni at E a s t zation." man a t present. The f o u r t h g r a n t is t h a t of the DuPont Company of $4,000. This g r a n t is a $1,500 increase over t h a t of last year and the sum is used for scholarships to students in the chemical field and also f o r t h e f u r t h e r a n c e of chemical education The council, Tuesday night, at the college. passed on the preamble and first two articles of t h e proposed revised constitution. Each section receives individual consideration and re- Defhmers Cops Raven, quires a two-thirds vote. F u r t h e r Salm and Ramaker Vie approval • m u s t be made by the In Adelaide Today student body. The annual Raven Contest, deThe most controversial section changed representation to purely ciding male oratorical superiority on a f r a t e r n i t y and sorority basis. on campus, h a s been won by Dave Two are to be elected f r o m each of Dethmers. H e spoke on "Individthese organizations. In addition, ualism — T h e Road To Security." two others will r e p r e s e n t the non- Arie Brouwer was the runner-up f r a t e r n i t y men, and the r i g h t is re- over Bob Williams and P e t e r De served to elect t w o a t - l a r g e mem- Moya. bers by Council. J u d g e s f o r t h e competition, held Thus, classes, t h e Y's, and W A L T u e s d a y a f t e r n o o n , were Dr. Fried, P r o f . Ten Hoor, and Prof. Vanderwould lose t h e i r p r e s e n t places. Article II, Section 3, also m a k e s h a m . Today, a t f o u r o'clock in the a radical change. By its silence on the subject, the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n and chapel, P e n n y R a m a k e r and Nell f a c u l t y a r e denied t h e r i g h t to vote. Salm will o r a t e f o r t h e Adelaide, These two positions have been t h e feminine c o u n t e r p a r t . " S t e p relegated to the roles of advisers Down To E q u a l i t y , " will be dis" w i t h f u l l powers of debate." cussed by Penny, while Nell's topic The revision c o m m i t t e e w a s is, " A M a t t e r of Time." The two winners will represent chairmaned by Lois H o e k s e m a and included Penny R a m a k e r , K a r l Hope in t h e s t a t e championships Hoelrich, Bob W i n t e r and, ex-officio, a t Michigan S t a t e on March 2. J o h n Adams. They were assisted In addition t h e first and second by Howard Zandbergen. places c a r r y a w a r d s of $30 and $20.

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EDITOR'S DESK In the decade before the turn of the c e n t u r y / t h e r e was a man who made his living peddling feed up and down the Mississippi River. This man had a s t r o n g f a i t h in himself and his Creator. He took out a $10,000 loan, big money in those days, and started his own mill. He prospered — more, he felt, than a man deserved by himself. His life was not only prosperous but long — allowing his f a i t h to do great work f o r others. There are not too many men who live like he lived — but, there are enough so t h a t collectively they wield a g r e a t influence in our lives.

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"Hello! I'm from Hope College in Holland, Michigan." This was the universal opening to conversation a t the Student Volunteer Movement Quadrennial Conference in Athens, Ohio, held during Christmas vacation. The reply might have been "My home is in E g y p t , " or it could have been any one of the eighty nations represented at the conference. The United States was also represented, although conversation overheard in f o r e i g n tongues often led the American delegate to believe that he was alone.

The Christmas Banquet was an excellent idea. There is no-one on campus who did not come anticipating an enjoyable evening. But there must now be many who wonder whether the unpleasant experience which it turned out to be could not have been avoided. An evening does not have an auspicious s t a r t when the tone is set by r e m a r k s such as those made by the Rev. Brandt. Unfortunately, his opening words were not a momentary lapse: they appeared to be part of an approach to humour and good fellowship which may be in At every meeting and meal the place at a s t a g party, but certainly conversation was on one topic — do not belong at a mixed gathering, revolution in its social, cultural, and most especially are they to be economical, political and religious regretted at a banquet in celebraforms. It is different in every tion of Christmas. country: in some there are all The immediate blame must be phases of change. Some countries placed upon Rev. Brandt, but the are a t t e m p t i n g to form democracies Student Council might in f u t u r e and the parallelism to our own look to the careful selection of history is acute and very interest- suitable speakers, and it could do ing. no harm f o r a member of the The United States is not exempt Council to ensure the success of from this period of revolution. For the evening by a brief conference example, you and I are taking p a r t with the m a s t e r of ceremonies on in the social revolution of segrega- the nature of the approach which tion. It is to these changes which would best suit the event. Very truly yours, we, as f u t u r e leaders, must open Christine K. Denny our eyes. Often it takes a foreigner Nick Pool to show us these revolutions in our own land.

One very impressive highlight of Former Editor Comments The relationship between our institution and William H. Danforth, the conference was the common The Anchorline idea is fresh, however, was particular and personal — he liked Hope College, and communion, of which people of all fresher than some of the first mawas dedicated to the principles f o r which we stand. races, nations, and Christian creeds terial; but a worthy and magnanimA year ago money was appropriated and sent f r o m the Danforth partook. This showed us that in Foundation, which he established f o r direct aid to Christian education, spite of the revolutions of the ous venture. I'm certain it will f o r a meditation sanctuary on our campus. It is our hope to soon in- world, there is one common base prove to be highly successful. Han corporate this in our building p r o g r a m as it unfolds. Also, two mem- which gives us a form of unity — Ki Bum never ceases to amaze me; he has a golden f u t u r e . bers of our college family are now studying with the aid of Danforth Christ. Cordially, g r a n t s a t the University of Michigan, J a m e s Van Putten is a Fellow The important duty f o r us as inRay Vedder in Physics and Kenneth Weller is doing doctoral work in Business dividuals is to become acquainted Fort Hood, Texas Administration. Similar aid is available to our students now and in with these universal revolutions the f u t u r e . and to recognize Christ as the There are m a n y foundations, witness page one, who have done reconciling factor. When Opus much f o r us. Yet, here was a man who has touched us personally with A Delegate They say " O P U S goeth about in the vitality of Christian experience. Mr. Danforth passed away on NOTE: The nine students who a mysterious way its wonders to Christmas Eve. represented Hope at the Ecumenical perform," Don't believe it; there's We give t h a n k s for his life and the way he lived it. Student Conference at Ohio Uni- nothing mysterious about us. You versity, Athens, December 27 don't have to be Senior, or StraightW h a t things there are to write, if one could only write them! My through January 1, were: Lois A, or Startling, or Solemn to bring mind is full of gleaming thoughts; gay moods and mysterious, moth- Hoeksema, D o r o t h y H e s s e l i n k , us what you write. We want the like meditations hover in my imagination, f a n n i n g their painted wings. Nathan Vander Werf, Bill Elferink, opportunity to present student ideas They would make my f o r t u n e if I could catch them; but always the Nelvie Meerman, Reiko Kim, Barb and modes of expression to the whole campus. If something inrarest, those f r e a k e d with azure and the deepest crimson, flutter away Jeffrey, Joyce Poll and Don Lee. terests you, write about it and beyond my reach. bring it to us. Thought is a valuThe ever-baffled chase of these filmy nothings often seems, f o r one able commodity; we need, both to LORESS LADIES APPAREL of sober years in a sad world, a trifling occupation. But have I not read produce and to encounter more. of the g r e a t kings of Persia who used to ride out to hawk f o r butter- FORMALS & WEDDING GOWNS Hence OPUS hopes to encourage flies, nor deemed this pastime beneath their royal dignity? Made To Order the writer and stimulate the reader. Ready Made Dresses, Also —Logan Pearsall Smith We go to press at the end of Expert Alterations ? 188 River Ave. Ph. 6-7912 March. Will you join us The Staff


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Hope and Calvin Basketeers Clash for Conference Leadership Through The Keyhole With football season long gone and basketball reaching its zenith of interest it would seem to be time to pause f o r a moment to take a look at the athletic p r o g r a m of which perhaps 80% of the male population of Hope College are participants. Our intramural prog r a m a t Hope is a very diversified one, encompassing no less than 9 different sports. This program's main purpose is to provide recreation f o r those boys who desire competitive athletics, yet do not wish to spend the time or haven't developed their respective, ability to a g r e a t enough extent to engage in varsity games. By its vast diversity, the program offers an opportunity f o r men to pursue an athletic plan which calls f o r many sports and activities which are not encountered on an intercollegiate level. It empasizes games t h a t demand a g r e a t deal of ability and co-ordination, but which are still not m a j o r sports. Most of these activities can be continued f o r many years on a competitive scale; not just f o r the duration of one's academic life. At the present time football, tennis, and golf have been completed and basketball, handball, and bowling are well underway. The spring docket calls f o r volley ball, Softball, and May-Day — the Olympic g a m e s of Hope College. Eligibility f o r intramural athletics, as set by the Board of Intramural Managers, clears anyone who has not won a varsity letter in the respective sport during the previeug y e a r r o r ^vho is ftot a t the time of the sport competing in varsity athletics. The intramural managers, which is the overall governing body of intramural athletics, is composed of one representative f r o m each f r a t e r n i t y , one student director, and one faculty


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director. The job of each board member is to see t h a t the intramural program is publicized and carried out in his respective group. As a whole, the Board passes on such things as program, officials, eligibility, and if a case should arise, protests. The awarding of an All-Sports trophy to the f r a t e r n i t y compiling the most points in all sports is a prime f a c t o r in g e a r i n g the competition at a very fierce level. Scoring f o r this trophy is based on a system of 10 points f o r first place, 8 points f o r second, 6 f o r third, etc., f o r the m a j o r s p o r t s of Softball, May-Day, basketball, and football. The minor sports of golf, tennis, handball, volleyball, and bowling are scored with 5 points going to the winner, 4 to second place, and so on down the line. The f r a t e r n i t i e s can be the only recipients of t h e All-Sports trophy and the individual trophys because they are the only groups which compete in all the sports; however, the independent men on campus also take part in most of the program, as do the Sem men f r o m across the way. Because of the broadness of its scope, the diversity of its activities, and the number of its participants, the intramural p r o g r a m of Hope has become an integral p a r t of the college man's life. By providing an opportunity f o r recreation, competition, and glory, the f r a t e r n i t y sponsored athletic agenda has virtually eliminated the danger of over indulgence in spectator sports by the men of Hope. D. Spaan

La Fracas on Hill Tomorrow Eve Tomorrow evening the W.A.A. is sponsoring the first Co-Recreation night of the new year. Here is a good opportunity f o r all sportsminded gals and guys to get together and participate in games of all sorts. On the roster are badminton, ping pong, volleyball, handball, and refreshments. The staging of the event will be in Carnegie gym and a worthwhile evening is assured. With the new year ushered in, the W.A.A.'s f r o m Hope and Albion have undertaken a project in which they will supply camps with muchneeded equipment. This should prove a most interesting and rewarding undertaking. At last the basketball intramurals are in full swing. The response to the appeal f o r basketball players h a s been excellent and action and f u n a r e being experienced by all on the hardwood. It looks as if it will be a successful i n t r a m u r a l under the guiding hand of basketball manager, B a r b Van Putten.




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Tech Easy, Scots Resist in T wo Wins Thanks to f r e s h m a n J u n Bruursma who sunk a long desperation shot in the last twelve seconds of play, Hope was able to squeak by Alma 71-69. The Dutch, expecting an easy victory in preparation f o r the big t e s t against Calvin, found the Scots loaded f o r bear, and found themselves lucky to have a victory. Alma concentrated its defensive efforts on stopping high scorer Paul Benes, which it did effectively by forcing him to foul out with only ten points, and its offensive efforts on aiding guard George Carter who tallied thirtythree. However the tremendous scoring drives of Adams, Riemersma, and Molenaar were able to counteract and equate the Scot's victory threats. During the first period the lead changed hands several times with a 36-36 deadlock developing a t halftime. Beginning the second sparked by Harold Molenaar, the Dutch sprang into the lead which they maintained until the Scots took over with f o u r minutes to go. Then trailing by f o u r points at the one minute mark, Hope closed ranks in their desperate effort to win. Whitey Riemersma came through first with two f r e e throws. Next taking a rebound. Bob Ritsema tossed a long pass down court to Molenaar who tied the score. Finally J u n Buursma who had just came into the g a m e received a pass from Hilmert and tallied f o r the necessary victory margin. Relieved and exhilerated the Dutch left the floor assuming leadership of the M.I.A.A. race with their f o u r t h s t r a i g h t conference victory. A week before, during Christmas vacation, Hope scored another impressive victory by routing Lawrence Tech of Detroit 98-67. Paul Benes and Whitey Riemersma were the outstanding scorers with twenty-eight and twenty-four points respectively. The Dutch were able to open up offensively and really poured through the hoop as they hit on over f o r t y percent of their shots.

A f t e r the third round of interf r a t basketball play, the composite standings of the " A " and " B " leagues show the Cosmos, Praters, and Emmies deadlocked in first place, each with 4 wins and 2 losses. The Arkies, with a 3-3 mark, are close behind. The Knicks trail with a record of 0-6. These figures represent the total won and lost records of each f r a t in both leagues. In addition, the Seminary " A " league team posts a 2-1 record, and the Independent " B " league squad has one win against two losses. This week m a r k s the commencement of handball and bowling competition. All first round play will have been completed by Thursday, J a n u a r y 12. Each f r a t e r n i t y , as well as the Seminary and the Independents, will be represented by two singles players and a doubles team. Play will be under the same elimination basis as was tennis. Each group will receive one point f o r every victory, and a t the end of the eliminations, the team with the highest total number of points will be awarded the trophy. Bowling will take place every Monday afternoon a t Holland Bowling Lanes until play is completed. Each squad will bowl against every other squad. The squad with the most team victories will cop the trophy. I n t e r f r a t Basketball league Standings as of J a n . 9: " A " League — Mondays W Cosmos 3 Seminary 2 Emmies 2 Praters 1 Arkies 1 Knicks 0

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"B" League — Wednesdays W Praters 3 Emmies 2 Arkies 2 Cosmos 1 Indies 1 Knicks 0

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Tonight the Dutchmen and Calvin College's Knights meet head-on in what has been billed as the year's top basketball g a m e f o r the Western Michigan area. As in previous years the g a m e will be played before a capacity crowd of five thousand spectators in the Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium. This contest places the victors in the driver's seat as they will be the only undefeated team in conference play. Thus the game will eventually be a m a j o r factor in deciding the league championship. Tonight's contest is between two of the State's bittrest rivals as can be shown by the f a c t t h a t during the last five years neither team has been able to defeat the other twice in one season. It appears t h a t no m a t t e r how good a team one school has, the underdog is able to pull one upset in a season. Any thing is possible tonight as neither team has been given the favorites role. The story behind this evening's f r a y is one of control of the backboards. Undoubtedly the team which is able to g a t h e r in the most rebounds will be the one which emerges on top. Thus the m a j o r question seems to be "who will win the battle of the tall m e n ? " It should be a real thriller with Benes, 6-10, and Hilmert, 6-7, battling Newhof, 6-9, and Kok, 6-6. Both coaches, John Visser and Barney Steen, will be sending out s t a r t i n g squads which include three seniors. Hope's Whitey Riemersma, Harold Molenaar, and John Adam's will be lining up against Calvin's Jim Kok, Tony Diekema, and Don Vroon f o r the seventh consecutive time. The remaining s t a r t e r s f o r the Dutchmen will be Soph. Jim Hilmert and f r e s h m a n Paul Benes while sophomores Tom Newhof and Ed S t a r t will complete the Knight's line-up. Out of the ten s t a r t e r s seven of them have played on teams which won the M.I.A.A. championship so there is plenty of previous experience present f o r this "game of the year."


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With the hustle and bustle of It was recently announced by the holidays over, the f r a t s on Rog Garvelink, Chairman, that Hope's campus will usher in a busy formal initiation f o r the new Arkie winter term. Winter parties, elec- pledges will be held at Cumerford's, tion of officers, and f o r m a l initia- J a n u a r y 19 at 6:00 p.m. The initiations are all on the agenda. tion will include a special dinner The big event of the Cosmopoli- and speaker. F e b r u a r y 3rd is the date the tan winter term will be the formal party, "Moonlight Minuet," which F r a t e r s will have their winter is being held in the Louis XIV p a r t y . The scene of the p a r t y will Room of the Hotel Rowe in Grand be the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Rapids, Friday, J a n u a r y 13, at 7 Pantlind in Grand Rapids. Dick p.m. Neil P e t t y is the General Gantos is opening his home in Chairman, assisted by J e r r y Kruyf, Grand Rapids f o r a pre-party gathdecorations; Pete Hoek, transporta- ering. L a r r y Lup is General Chairtion; and John Hollander, publicity. man of the p a r t y assisted by Dave John De Vries will act as Master Van Eenenaam, p r o g r a m ; Henry of Ceremonies f o r the evening and Doele, decorations; Curt Menning, music will be supplied by Lew transportation; and Randy Baar, printing. Allen. Newly elected officers f o r the Newly elected officers f o r the winter term are: President, John winter term a r e : President, Harv Hollander; and vice-President, John Mulder; vice-President, Bunk Van DeVries. Re-elected as Secretary Ark; Secretary, Dave Van Eenewas Dick Squire. Del Komejan will n a a m ; and Corresponding Secretary, Dave Bosch. remain as Treasurer. F r a t e r Formal Initiation will be Cosmopolitan Formal initiation held tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. a t the was held on Tuesday the 10th, at F r a t e r House, a t which time 6:30 in the Juliana Room. The bill eighteen new members will be inof f a r e was a steak dinner. Dr. ducted into the society. Following Lubbers was the speaker. President the initiation r e f r e s h m e n t s will be John Hollander presided over the served. initiation a t which time twenty-six The Emmies will have their winnew members were inducted. ter p a r t y F e b r u a r y 3 in Grand The Arcadian Formal P a r t y will Rapids a t the Morton House. Genbe held in the Grand Ballroom of eral Chairman is Fred Birdsall, asthe Hotel Pantlind in Grand Rapids, sisted by Don Lee, decorations; J a n u a r y 27 a t 6:30 p.m. General Jason Shoemaker, transportation; chairman is Milt Ortquist, assisted John Van Iwaarden, p r o g r a m ; Ken by Rog Garverlink, decorations; Ed Woltman, location and menu; HarCoon, alumni; Ed Vander Kooy, old Ritsema and Bob Ritsema, entransportation; N a t h a n V a n d e r tertainment. Werf, p r o g r a m ; Bob Schrier, orJ a n u a r y 13 is t h e date of formal chestra; Chuck Roelofs, printing; initiation f o r the Emmies. It will and Frank Horrocks, movies and be held in the Juliana Room with games. Mil Dekker in charge. Newly elected officers of the Emersonians a r e : President, Dick Dekker; vice-President, Fred Birdsall; Secretary, Jon Hamelink; Sergeant-at-Arms, Don Lee. MEN'S FORMAL WEAR The K.H.N, winter p a r t y "Black Magic," will be held J a n u a r y 13, in RENTAL SERVICE the Old Kent Room of the Pantlind Hotel in Grand Rapids. Chuck Pettengill is General Chairman, assisted by A1 Hill, decorations and • All New 1956 Styles p r o g r a m s ; Bob Samse t r a n s p o r t a tion; Bob Lesniak, flowers and table decorations; Bill Means, seat• Complete Sizes ing. Charlie Bird and his orchestra will provide the music f o r the eveFrom 3 to 50 x Long ning. In a Tuesday night business meeting, the Knicks elected Bob • A l l Accessories Including Shoes Cook as President f o r second semester. Bob Samse was selected Vice President and Bill Means as Recording Secretary. Don Pangburn GO FORMAL was named Corresponding Secret a r y and George Mazzei, Sgt. a t Arms. Joe Martin was re-elected and Treasurer.


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Right now we're in the midst of exams. Of all the questions we have to answer, there seem to be at least two we should ask ourselves. First, has this semester's work caused us to think more deeply into the issues t h a t confront us ? Only the most naive mind could go on superficially as though these are pre-Hiroshima days. Today we live in an Age in which even modern man is obsolete, and it forces us to re-evaluate our living f o r such a time as this. Albert Schweitzer, a leading man of our age, says t h a t one of the signs of intellectual and spiritual f a t i g u e of a disintegrating civilization is the decline in the respect for thinking. Have we been working simply f o r grades (and they are i m p o r t a n t ) , this past semester or have we also done some thinking about the a d j u s t m e n t we have must make f o r life in our tomorrow? Americans have been consistently refusing to recognize the weight of the words of Norman Cousins wrhen he says, " W e jumped 1,000 years with this discovery (atomic bomb) and our intellectual questions must now take the same jump." American politicians have been simply refusing to face the situation head-on. Also, have we f u r t h e r e d our education f o r living? Again, Schweitzer says that another symptom of declining civilization is a superficial and narrow specialization with its misplaced confidence in facts. Our education should prepare us f o r living as well as f o r work. The futile w a r in education between the specialized studies and the general studies must stop. There is no real conflict because an individual needs both. He needs specialization f o r the requirements of research and general knowledge f o r living. Too long students have been educated for work and their needs f o r life have been neglected. A host of American college students could confess with B. C. Clausen in The Time Capsule: "We could build a tower with a million gleaming lights But could find no f o r m u l a f o r simple human rights." We live in an interdependent world in which human rights demand recognition, t h e r e f o r e we must educate ourselves f o r such interdependent living. H. J . Ridder






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