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Dr. Rider resigns as academic dean by Paul Timmer Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Morrette Rider announced his resignation last Monday, effective at the end of this academic year. IN A MEMORANDUM to the faculty and administration Rider stated: "It is essential that the President have the opportunity to make his own selection of a Dean and that this Dean be a person whose educational philosophy and administrative style are fully supportive of his objectives." Rider, a member of the Hope music faculty since 1947 and currently a full professor, has served as academic dean since 1967, when he was appointed by former President Calvin VanderWerf. VANWYLEN praised Rider's performance as Dean. "The present strength of Hope CoUege results, in a very significant measure, from the dedication, commitment, and effective work of Dean Rider," the President said. Since he became dean, the Hope faculty has grown to 144 fulltime members teaching in 20 departments. During this period the number of faculty holding doctorate degrees has grown from 37 percent to 67 percent. ACADEMIC accomplishments during his tenure have included

establishment of a bachelor of music degree program, creation of the department of geology, expanded off-campus foreign and domestic study programs and the addition of the contract curriculum concept. The college has received several grants for innovative educational projects including a scholarship program from the George F. Baker Trust of New York City for students desiring to pursue careers in business. The community board and committee structure wns created as well as a faculty evaluation plan that has since been used as a model by other colleges. RIDER HAS been asked by VanWylen to stay on as professor of music. He said, "I may continue as a member of the music faculty, with the possibility of sabbatical next year, but I want to leave my options open. 1 enjoy administrative work and I would cbnsider a post at another college." Commenting on Rider's memorandum, the President indicated that the difference of administrative styles between he and Rider was "the key factor" in the dean's resignation.. VANWYLEN explained, "When I came to Hope I asked him to stay for two years to en-

sure a sense of continuity. I have a tremendous appreciation for the job he did, but I would like to choose my own person whose administrative style would complement mine." The phrase "administrative style" which both VanWylen and Rider talked about is vague, but it essentially means the methods and channels an administrator uses in the organization to get his job done. RIDER TALKED about two extremes of administrative styles: one, where there is much controversy among the college administrators and the best ideas emerge out of the voicing of conflicting opinions and the other extreme alternative, where the administrators' only function is to carry our executive decisions. "Hope lies somewhere between these two extremes and that is good," Rider said. He emphasized the need for the President to have an academic dean whose administrative style is "fully supportive of his objectives." He declined to comment on whether such similar styles could lead to a stagnation or jdeas. VANWYLEN AND Rider each stressed that there was no bitterness in the resignation and that the decision was reached mutual-


ly. Rider's memorandum stated: "This has been a difficult decision made only after many months of careful thought and conversation." The President stated that the

differences of educational philosophy which exist according to Rider are "minimal." VanWylen said, "We don't differ on fundamental educational goals, but our experiences and backgrounds are d i f f e r e n t - I ' m an engineer and he's a musician." RIDER perceived a difference in educational philosophy between he and VanWylen as he stated in his memorandum, but he would not elaborate. VanWylen also noted the importance of the position of dean of academic affairs. The new person must be capable of leading the academic programs of the college." The President added, "I truly appreciate the fine job Dean Rider has done in this direction." IN A memorandum sent to faculty last Wednesday, VanWylen stated: "1 am sure that I speak for the entire faculty in expressing to Dean Rider our great appreciation for all that he has done for Hope College while serving as Dean." With regard to the selection of a new academic dean, VanWylen said, "We need to establish a good procedure with input from the Board of Trustees, faculty and students. We should determine how we are going to evaluate candidates and what qualifications should be met."

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DeYoung heads Development by Robert Eckert In a memo to the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff last month, President Gordon VanWylen announced the appointment of Dean of Students Robert DeYoung to serve as interim director of development. This will be an additional responsibility for DeYoung as he will continue in his present capacity. THE DEVELOPMENT office coordinates the Annual Fund Drive, planned giving. Build Hope and special gifts. The office also handles what DeYoung called a "service end;" this includes the

public relations activities of tne alumni office and the information services. DeYoung stated that his major thrust as director will be "trying to bring a unity to the Development Office by centralizing the Development Office's activities." HE ADDED, "I plan to take the human resources that we have and try to develop a structure conducive to their abilities." DeYoung has no expectations of the job becoming permanent. He remarked, "I think President VanWylen chose the term interim' rather than 'acting' to make it clear that this is a temporary sit-

MOCP plans activities for celebration of Christian Unity National Christian Unity Week will begin Monday and Hope will be taking an active part, according to Ministry of Christ's People Worship Assistant Ron Santord. Sponsored by the MOCP, the week's activities will include films, music, speakers, role-playing and sharing of concerns. Worship will be celebrated at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Each night's program will concentrate on a certain theme: Monday"The Miracle of Celebration," Tuesday-"The Miracle of Becom-

ing," Wednesday-"The Miracle of Freedom," Thursday-"The Miracle of Living," F r i d a y - " T h e Miracle of Dialogue." Sanford said, "Hope's community has a dynamic Christian ministry through numerous organizations, Bible studies, other spiritual groups and individuals. The purpose of Christian Unity Week is to enhance these ministries by strengthening the spiritual bonds between them. All Christians are invited to come together for a week of celebration and worship as one body in Christ."

Two board positions open, election to be held Jan. 28 There are two student positions on the Campus Life Board open for interested individuals. A special election will be held on Jan. 28 to fill a vacancy student member. Jim Beran's dorm government proposal is one of the issues that the Board will consider this spring.

Also available is a position on the Student Appropriations Committee. This is an appointive role. People interested in serving on either committee should contact Ron Posthuma-392-495 5, Kurt Avery-335-9022, or Terry Robins o n - 2 3 5 3 . Interested students should apply by Jan. 21.

uation." He also said that he anticipated serving in the new capacity for the remainder of this semester and for the next full school year. THE NEW interim director said that "grooming" somebody for the job will also be one of his objectives. He called today a "significant time in the history of Hope" making it that much more important that a capable person is ready to take over after DeYoung. ALTHOUGH he will be forced to spend less time on his responsibilities as dean of students, he foresees no disruptions in Hope's administrative affairs. "Some other people will be getting more responsibilities to take up the slack," he said. "Michael Gerrie (associate dean of students) will take on added administrative duties." Gerrie, who is already deep in the extra load, found time to assess his role as "shoring up




and assuming Dean DeYoung's place where he won't be able to direct his attention."

deren. VanGenderen will hold the title of assistant director of development and director of planned giving. The director's post had been offered to DeYoung earlier, but he declined as it was then intended as a permanent position. "I'm trained in and my life has been in student personnel," DeYoung said.

GERRIE SAID of DeYoung's appointment, " I ' m pleased for him that he's been given this opportunity." DeYoung will be aided in his director's role by an addition to the Hope staff, Kurt VanGen-

20% are late

Textbook deliveries delayed by Stew Galloway Many Hope students are having a difficult time buying their books this semester. Eighty percent of the books ordered by the Hope Geneva Bookstore are in stock. The approximate 20 percent, which are not in as of now, are expected to arrive today. Mark Cook, the new manager of the bookstore as of last semester, stated that the delay was due to two reasons. ONE REASON was a merger during the past year of two of their biggest suppliers. Prentice Hall and Appaleton-CenturyCrofts who supply about twenty major titles or approximately 400 books. Prentice Hall is the bookstore's best and biggest dealer, according to Cook. But in buying the other

company, with the process of moving, cataloging and the general reshuffling which naturally accompanies a merger, the shipment of books was greatly delayed. THE SECOND abnormal occurrence which led to delay was that the Christmas and New Year's vacations both happened to land on days when it was better business to shut down for a full four days for each vacation. Hence, the delay. The shelves were also lacking books from the New American Library, which handled mainly history and English paperbacks. Something which could have caused this problem is the warehouse's mislaying or wrongly addressing containers. COOK BELIEVES that the professors feel the delay more

than the students. "Their lesson plans will suffer more than anything else," said Cook. If some of the orders are very late, the bookstore may ultimately re-order the same ones. Other times they may pay for special handling of a shipment by the post office. This method is more expensive, but time would be cut down from two weeks, to four or five days. IN ONE CASE at present the Hope-Geneva has contacted not a publisher, but a "jobber." These "jobbers" usually handle paperbacks, but have much better and faster service. "This is not to say that the bookstore doesn't make some errors," stated Cook. Two order-rclated errors were made by the store this semester.

JanuarylS, 1974

Hope College anchor


Turning point Hope College is at a critical point in its history. With the announcement of the resignation of Dean for Academic Affairs Morrette Rider, the college will decide in the next few months the future of its educational philosophy. When President VanWylen assumed office a year and a half ago, he indicated that a statement of goals and purposes would be one of the first major objectives. Such a

anchor editorial statement was drawn up and completed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Purposes and Goals Nov. 24, 1972. The committee's report was an articulate philosophical statement describing the goals of the institution in terms of a creative community of Christian scholars. Although the statement was discussed by the Hope community and commented on by the President, it has since been virtually forgotten. Faculty, administrators, students, and the Board of Trustees realized that the leadership for implementing these goals on a practical level would come from the President and the academic affairs office. The implementation of the purposes and goals into an academic program based on a clearly stated educational philosophy has not been realized. The selection process for choosing a new academic dean will begin soon. The President has stated the need for obtaining input from the faculty, staff, students, and Board of Trustees. This will help ensure that the new dean will be satisfactory to all groups in the community. But the fundamental question needs to be answered. What is our educational philosophy? In his memorandum to the faculty and staff. Rider indicated a disagreement between he and the President over educational philosophy. Understandably, the exiting dean declined to comment on how his conflicts with the President's. When VanWylen was asked to comment on the disagreement Rider mentioned in the memo, he indicated that there was not a basic disagreement over educational philosophy. Aside from, presumably, a communicative problem, there exists that problem of the mysterious "educational philosophy." We hope that an educational philosophy—the means to implement the college's goals will

be considered by all members of the Hope community in the upcoming months. Many students, faculty, and administrators in the community may agree on the fundamental goals, as declared in the purposes and goals statement. Others have disagreed with the statement. Honest disagreement about the validity of the goals themselves, or how we are to accomplish these goals if one agrees with them, is healthy for a community of Christian scholars. Out of disagreement within an administration which encourages freethinking, the best ideas will emerge. The President must ultimately be responsible for the educational philosophy Hope will adopt. It will not be easy for him to satisfy the entire campus community-perhaps impossible. But if the faculty are going to unite behind the new dean they must know the sort of education we are striving for at Hope. If the new dean for academic affairs has an 'administrative style' compatible with the President, will this mean that he will only act as the Today's column will discuss a topic executor of Presidential policies? Or integral to education but rarely discussed will the new dean be free to speak up on its own merits: the life of the mind. The and institute policies he and the following thoughts are on the order of associate deans believe to be wise personal reflections. They are hopefully valid, but are not intended to be compreand academically sound? hensive or completely definitive. Since The answer to these questions will thoughts on this subject vary, widely, this have a lasting impact on the future should be seen more as meditation than as of Hope. VanWylen has indicated his an exposition. PERHAPS A prerequisite to cultivating desire to obtain input from the the life of the mind is a recognition of the college community with regard to proper role of the mind. The human what sort of person should be apintellect embodies the highest and best pointed and what sort of educational potential in man. The ancient Greek definiphilosophy he should embrace. This tion of man, "the rational animal," places is sound thinking and consistent with the mind at the center of man's nature. The Christian tradition speaks of a God the spirit of our community governwho has crowned the creature man with ment system. the glory and honor of rational, intelligent, Yet, the President also indicated moral thought - the very image of God. the need for the new dean to have a Through these conceptions of intellect one similar 'background and experience' can see a fulfillment of man in the life of to him. It is certainly understandable the mind. THE LIFE OF mind-fulness recognizes that the President would want to the intrinsic value of knowledge and the hire his own academic dean because grasp of knowledge we call wisdom. Those the importance of that position and who are independent and able in thought the need for a good working relation- are not concerned with immediate practical results, but know that today's "impractiship between the two. cal" idea may well become tomorrow's We only hope that the new dean powerful force. for academic affairs will have an The life of the mind is accessible to virtually all who have the good sense to educational philosophy that is consistent with what the community recognize its importance and the stamina to pursue its rigors. It is not limited to and the President can support. professional thinkers-professors, students, The position of dean for academic researchers and others-but is open to all. A SAN FRANCISCO dock worker, Eric affairs is perhaps the crucial position Hoffer, is a testimony to the universal in the college administration. He oversees the faculty, hires and fires opportunity of cultivating a mind awake; without any formal higher education, Hofprofessors, and administers all educa- fer has made a most valuable contribution tional programs. He is in charge of to American intellectual life with his keen, down-to-earth critique of modem life and the heart of an academic institution—the education of students. The thought. His is an isolated example, to be sure; but although it is true that some next dean will have a lasting impact vocations afford a more direct opportunity on Hope in this important time in than others for intellectual concerns, the the college's history. life of the mind offers itself to all.


Christ's people

Tribute to King

i dear editor er, an Uncle Tom and a traitor to his people. ; It seems to me the most important aspect of his character people (especially white people) had to respect and admire him for was his courage to stand up and fight for what he believed in. 4 Following in the steps of other non-violent resistors like Christ, Thoreau and [Gandhi, King's stubborn persistence led to t h e establishment of better defined civil Tights for black people in constitutional •law. He also helped pave the way for '-expanding the civil liberties of other minoraties. ; King came at a time when he was most '-needed. He spoke out and acted. He helped


Toward wisdom

Letters Another year has passed and this nation is again remembering the birthday of a man who stood out in its history. The date was January 15. It commemorates the birthday of a black man, Martin Luther King, Jr. People have called him a prophet, a preach-


bring black people together as they were never together before. He guided blacks and whites toward a goal of harmony. But this dream and goal did not die with his death. King activated this dream in us in a way he thought best. There were those who disagreed with his non-violent methods. Even though people tried to set him up as a spokesman for the total black population and put him on a pedestal, he was still a man with faults as well as outstanding abilities. To those who would shake their heads and wish he were still here to continue with "the cause," I say that the dream is not dead. The fight is still on and we still have the responsibility to make the dream a reality. Martin Luther King, Jr. did his part. He helped bring black people together. And his civil rights movement aided in bringing about important civil rights legislation. He was just one man. But now the responsibility has been left to us-blacks, whites, Chicanos, Oriental-Americans, American Indians and other minorities. Cynthia Clark

Perhaps it is accurate to say that the chief goal of a liberal arts education is to cultivate a life of the mind in every student. Not a mind crammed with dull information, not even professional skills, but an active and productive love of



by Bob Van Voorst learning and thought is the proper end of education. THIS IS NOT to say that skills and facts are irrelevant to education, for they are always indispensable; but they must never take priority over their source, a genuine love and quest for knowledge and wisdom. The life of the mind seeks the fullest integration of life. Those who seek it will develop intellectual interests and competencies far beyond their vocational specialties. THEY SEEK TO understand and guide their lives in the light of the highest and best wisdom of the past and present. In this way, the life of the mind can put men and women into contact with themselves, their world and their God. An unthinking misunderstanding often hinders the work of those who pursue real wealth of the spirit. It is the ancient, yet ever-present idea that thinkers should be physically weak and emotionally distressed in order to "liberate" their minds for the aspiration to knowledge. (It is this stupid notion which portrays Christ as weak and emaciated, a portrait totally divorced from the New Testament.) This theory of "compensation" dictates that a great mind can only thrive in a sickly body. IF THIS problem is of ancient origin, its solution is also ancient. Juvenal's celebrated maxim should be the motto of those who desire full harmony between intellect, emotion and body: Mens sana in corpore sano, "a sound mind in a sound body." The rigors of intellectual work are often as tiring as physical labor, and a sound body is needed to sustain the whole person's health, both in body and mind. In conclusion, the education that liberates binds us to a commitment both exciting and arduous. It is a commitment to search for personal and social wholeness in a world broken by miseducation, spiritual boredom and anxiety. Those who love the life of the mind are called to do battle with the modern mental diseases perceived by Samuel Johnson: " . . . impatience of study, contempt of the great masters of ancient wisdom, and a disposition to rely wholly upon unassisted genius and natural sagacity." The life of the mind calls us to intellectual health, to joy in learning, and to the satisfaction of searching after excellence in all of life.



Published during the college year except vacation, holiday and examination periods by and for the students of Hope College, Holland, Michigan, under the authority of the Student Communications Media Committee. Subscription price: $7 per year. Printed by the Composing Room, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Member, Associated Collegiate Press, United States Student Press Association. Office located on ground floor of Graves Hall. Telephone 392-5111, Extension 2301 and 2285. The opinions on this page are not necessarily those of the student body, faculty or administration of Hope College. Editor Paul Timmer Assistant Editor Tom O'Brien News Editor and L a y o u t s . . Robert Eckert News Editor. RobertM. Kruse Sports and Copy Editor Chris Liggett Editorial Assistants Marcy Darin, Peter Brown, Gary Gray Photography Editors Don Lee Davis, John Beahm Business Manager Gary Gray Subscription Manager Robert M. Kruse

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January 18,1974

Hope College anchor


Funds for county Legal Aid program approved by Marcy Darin A six month struggle to re-establish an independent legal services program for the financially disadvantaged in Ottawa County was eased last Monday when the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners voted to appropriate funds not exceeding $20,000 for legal aid. BOARD MEMBER Ray VanderLann, who made the proposal, said that the funds would come from the county's contingency fund and are expected to cover the costs of the bureau for one year. "The county is bound by a state of Michigan statute to provide such services to indigents in both criminal and non-criminal cases," VanderLann declared. At present the public defender's office handles all criminal cases while legal aid for civil proceedings has been in limbo since the

demise of the Ottawa County Legal Aid Bureau last July. THE OLD BUREAU, which operated under the Department of Social Services, was closed last July when the Bureau's attorney Noble Lee resigned due to administrative conflicts between himself and Larry Hilldore, director of the DSS (see anchor, Sept. 28, 1973). Established in March of 1972 with funds from the Federal Emergency Employment Act, the Bureau had 250 pending cases when it was shut down. THE NEW PROGRAM would be supervised by the Human Service Committee of the Board of Commissioners, but would be independent of the Department of Social Services, VanderLann said. VanderLann explained that the ad-hoc committee will supervise only the administrative set-up of the new bureau, such as the hiring of personnel, fixing of salary rang-

es and equipping the office with operating supplies. "WE HAVE NO control over whom the bureau will serve," he explained, adding that the legal aid attorney will have the leading voice in deciding which candidates are eligible for assistance, a problem which plagued the old bureau and was a factor leading to Lee's resignation. The Michigan Bar Association rules state that any judgmental quality concerning chents in the supervisory body of a legal service program would require that attorney to quit. An attorney is also bound by a professional Legal Canon of Ethics to give his client the first consideration. VANDERLANN indicated that there "had been some misunderstanding with the jurisdiction of the attorney and the qualifications for assistance between the Commissioners and the County Bar Association."


Shortage shorts By Paul Boddy The American Bakers Association announced that the cost of a loaf of bread may rise to a dollar by Spring. Answering opportunity's knock, Betty Crocker is whipping up a new product: Hamburger Bun Helper.


First it's the butcher, now it's the baker. Consumers store candles and stop a third shortage faker.

STANDARD OIL prudently sent credit card request forms to many Hope students this week. The crude executives know that no one, except Honda Civic and Brink's Truck drivers, can afford to carry the kind of cash needed to bear Standard's price for a tank of gas.



OILMEN AREN'T getting cold during their manufactured shortage. They've got money to bum now.

seniors who desperately want a liberal arts education are living in houseboats in New York Harbor.

Some people in academia believe that even the student shortage has been manufactured. Hope's eastern recruiters say that thousands of high school

As the paper shortage gets worse the Holland Sentinel gets better. The Sentinel still trails the Holland Flashes in journalistic excellence.

He added that the Human Services Committee has the authority from the Board to draw up plans for the bureau, in conjunction with the County Bar Association. Program personnel will probably include one lawyer and one or two secretaries. THE LOCATION of the bureau office has not yet been decided, but likely locations are Holland or Grand Haven. He added that a citizen's group in Holland backed by the County Bar Association had sent a letter earlier this month to the Commissioners requesting $5,000 for the legal program. The letter was written by the staff of the Community Action House in Holland,

which has served as a catalogue agency . for legal aid requests around the county since the bid bureau was disbanded. ' ^ RALPH K1CKERT, ex-director of the Community Action House and now a county probation officer, reported that the old bureau still gets on the average of five calls each day requesting legal aid. The citizen's committee, whose members include several representatives from social service agencies in HoUand, had also solicited contributions from local foundations. VanderLann emphasized that plans for the program are indefinite and will have to be submitted to the Commissioners for final approval.

Medical Tech program approved by AAB A proposal for the establishment of a four-year medical technology program was approved by the Academic Affairs Board on Dec. 12. The proposal was submitted by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David Marker and Associate Professor of Biology Norman Rieck. MARKER STATED that a considerable number of students at the college are interested in pursuing a career in medical technology. To meet their needs it is desirable to affiliate with one or more hospitals which offer medical technology programs accredited by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. According to the proposal, a student enrolled in the proposed four year program would spend three years plus a May Term at the college. During that period he or she would fulfill the core and departmental major requirements by accumulating approximately 100 semester hours. THE FOURTH year would be spent in residence at a hospital. The student would take courses and receive grades in blood banking, bacteriology, serology, chemistry, physiology, histology, hematology and urinalysis. Assuming passing grades in all courses, 30 hours of credit would be awarded by the college for this segment of the program, waiving the final 30 hours of requirement for other students at Hope. Upon successful completion of the four segments, the college

would grant the A.B. degree and the hospital would certify the student as a registered medical technologist. IN THE EVENT that the student wished to take the second segment in a non-affiliated hospital, advance approval by the associate dean of academic affairs, in consultation with the Chairman of the Health Professions Committee and the registrar, would be required. Marker also said that Hope will award the final 30 hours of credit earned during the fourth' year because a school of medical technology cannot award college credits itself. He indicated that the college will seek affiliation with several schools of medical technology, since such affiliation gives our students preference in consideration for admission to the school. The program will entail no additional courses, staff or expense for Hope.

HELP WANTED $100.00 weekly possible addressing mail for firms-Full and part time at home-Send stamped self-addressed envelope to COMMACO, BOX 157, ROUND ROCK, TEXAS 78664.

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Murray to present organ recital Sunday The third in a series of Sunday evening organ recitals will be presented by the music department Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The recital will be presented by

SAC to kick off Winter Carnival January 29 Students should pray for a blizzard in anticipation of the annual Winter Carnival sponsored by the Student Activities Committee. This year's carnival has Bluegrass as its theme and begins January 29. Events planned include a ski night at Carousel Mountain Ski Resort Jan. 29 with discount rates on tickets and rentals for all Hope skiers. Transportation to and from Carousel will be provided by SAC. There will be a pizza party in Phelps Hall Jan. 30. A pizza eating contest will be held for those daring enough to enter. VW races will be held Friday, Feb. 1. Interested teams should contact the SAC office. An allcampus party will be held that night in the DeWitt Cultural Center. The party will feature square dancing in the ballroom and various booths in the Kletz area. A bluegrass band has been tentatively scheduled.


Michael Murray, music director for Heights Christian Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Murray made his European debut in Leiden, Holland in July, 1972, playing an all-Bach program on the Germer-Galthausen organ (tracker, 1643) of Leiden University. Murray is one of the youngest organists to have performed the complete Bach organ work (12 recitals, Cleveland, 1968-69) and the complete works of Franck (1971). He has made three concert tours in Europe, with appearances in France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Holland and Switzerland. Murray studied organ, improvisation, harmony, counterpoint and piano with the late Marcel Dupre from 1962-1964. The recital is open to the public free of charge.


"WALKING TALL" with Joe Don Baker and Elizabeth Hartman Rated R Shows: 7:00 and 9:10 pm Continuously from 1:00 Saturday. Every Monday is Guest Night at the Holland Theatre. Guests are admitted for just $1.75!

The Netherlands By Bicycle Featuring Popular KEN THOMASMA

Friday, Jan. 25 8:00 P.M. HOLLAND CIVIC CENTER A sellout in Grand Rapids! 90 minutes of family bicycle entertainment.


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January 18,1974

Hope College anchor


Calvin wins 84-62

Hope suffers MIAA defeat Seemingly tense from the outset, Hope never really got untracked. Six offensive taps were requited to gain an early 4-4 tie; within three minutes, the score read 13-4, Calvin. BURLY KNIGHT center Mark Veenstra proved too much for Hope's pivot tandem to handle. Talented frosh Dwayne Boyce drew his first foul at 19:37 of the contest. Junior Willie Cunningham, who has been walking a tightrope of eligibility lately, replaced Boyce midway through the first half. He was nailed for his third infraction with more than eight minutes to go in that period. Indeed, Boyce and Cunningham combined for only ten points in the game, while Veenstra tailed

by jim McFarlin You might be interested to know that while you were busy playing with your Christmas toys and recovering from your New Year's hangover, MIAA basketball squads began inter-league competition at colleges throughout the state. AT GRAND Rapids' spacious Knollcrest Fieldhouse, a packed house viewed a tense struggle between Hope's Flying Dutchmen and their arch-rival, the Calvin Knights, in a game that has become the highwater mark in both teams' seasons. True basketball excitement-and you missed it. However.... Aided by long offensive lapses and early foul trouble by the opposition, the Knights breezed to a convincing 84-62 win, their ninth straight victory over the dejected Dutch. "WE KNEW they would be tough," Coach Russ DeVette com______ mented after the loss, "but in It's up for grabs as Jerry Root, Brain Vriesman and an arm in the crowd many places we didn't execute as all try t o screen out three Calvin players for a rebound. Hope went oh well as we could have, which hurt our overall game." to lose the game 84-62.


HOPE'S BRIAN Vriesman, playing less than half the game while fighting a bout with the flu, still led all Dutch scorers with sixteen points. A healthy Vriesman on the defensive backboards might have helped the cause immensely, as would a healthier

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shooting percentage from the floor: 37 percent, to be exact. Still, the Dutchmen cut the Calvin lead to two, 40-38, with 17:54 left. Then came the next lapse, and eight points later it was 48-38, Knights. Next, substitute forward Greg Slenk, who played an outstanding game, hit for two of his ten points as the margin was closing again. The teams exchanged baskets, and the momentum was tilting in Hope's favor. Then, offensive lapse: 73-52 Calvin, and the game was never again in doubt. DEVETTE was quoted as saying, "Considering our overall play in the game, the team feels to a man that when we get them in the Civic Center, we can beat them." That would be Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, the Dutch continue their early season roadwork. They met the Alma Scots in Alma last Wednesday night (deadline prevented coverage), and will travel to Treadway Gym on Saturday to face the Kalamazoo Hornets.

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A group of interested high school students from the areas of by Chris Liggett "A recurring theme in American sport is the ritual of Starting over' at the outset of the new season. The echo of last season's 'wait 'til next year' is heard again and. the time has finally arrived. With the slate swept clean, coaches, players and fans go forth to do or die for dear old Siwash." THIS, FOR those of you who don't know, is the opening paragraph of the brochure sent out to all those interested in the outlook and roster of the new season of sports. After last year's basketball campaign these words were especially appropriate. This ye; 's basketball team seemed to have a new look for t h , first game. The first 'big man' Hope has seen in years and a more experienced cohort teaching him the ways of big time ball are leading the team along with an exciting forward who was voted the team's most valuable player as a sophomore. THIS PARTICULAR forward has a flare for play, a beautiful soft touch on his shots and is aggressive on offense and defense. The guards seemed to be the weak spot on the team, but surprises were in store there. Our one experienced guard was reinforced by a transfer student and a strong bench to turn good play at that position. For those of you who have been at this institute of higher learning for a few years, you have become accustomed to a certain level of play on the basketball court. This level has not been too high. On entering the Civic Center for the first game against Concordia I expected this same level of play. But I was surprised. The Dutch came onto the court and from the opening tip-off, they ran and ran. HOPE HAD a new look. The next two games went the same way. Hope hustled, and played aggressive ball. Against Central College of Iowa, Hope played the same caliber of ball but could not find the basket which resulted in losing the game by eight point A flashy guard from Aquinas was the major factor in the loss to the Tommies. They could not drive, but Hope could not stop his shooting from 30 feet out. In the following two games Hope bounced back and scored 93 points in both contests while defeating Purdue-Calumet and Trinity Christian. But alas, something happened last Saturday as Hope traveled to the home of the blond-haired people, Calvin.


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HOPE PLAYS against Calvin almost the same way that the Detroit Lions play against the Vikings. They just can't seem to beat them. Watching the team during warm-ups, I felt very optimistic. Calvin was the team with the somber looks on their faces that seemed very tight. Hope, on the other hand, was loose and laughing-they seemed ready to play. Even after the first few minutes of play my hopes were still high. During the opening moments of play, the Dutch could not find the hoop no matter how hard they tried. They somehow tied the score at 4-4, but it was all downhill from there. HOPE DID everything against the Knights. They still played with the familiar hustle, but failed to latch onto key rebounds. They outshot them, but most of the shots did not find their mark. And unlike Calvin, Hope got into foul trouble. With ten minutes to go in the game, Hope came from a ten-point deficit to within two points of their opponent. Then Hope literally fell apart. The shooting percentage stayed the same, but the amount of turnovers increased drastically. The team began to get flustered, but they kept on playing. No time-out was called to re-group and get the team calmed down. It was almost like a fighter's manager throwing in the towel. THE BLAME cannot be leveled on any one thing. Shooting percentages cannot be improved in the middle of a game-if a player is cold he is not going to make a shot regardless of what he is told : When someone was not hitting the basket, substitutions were made in an attempt to find someone who could score the needed points. Crucial turnovers can only be regretted later; nothing can be done to prevent them once they are committed. Calvin is a strong team, but the Flying Dutchmen showed that they could play with them for most of the game last Saturday. Hope has one more chance to redeem themselves against Calvin on Feb. 6 at the Civic Center. If they lose, it will make ten straight losses to the Knights. It will also mean that the echo of "Wait 'til next year" will once again be head. In a behind closed doors meeting, one of my underlings ascertained from head basketball coach Russ DeVette that if the Flying Dutchmen do not play .500 ball in the next few games on the road, any hopes in the MIAA will have been dashed for the season.

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