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Hope College Bnchor LVII-9

Official Publication of the Students of Hope College at Holland, Michigan

Don Cossacks To Present Program Tomorrow Evening In High School Auditorium KOSTRUKOFF TO DIRECT RUSSIAN CHORUS • Thrilling songs and spectacular dancing!

The Don Cos-

sacks in person! Tomorrow, Thursday, at 8:15 P. M. the famous Gen. Platoff Don Cossack Chorus will present a program in the Holland High school Auditorium. direction of Nicholas Kostrukoff this Russian male chorus makes transcontinental t o u r s strring many with their Russian folk melodies, regimental Cossack songs, Soviet songs, and famous dances. Both public and press laud this tinually. world famous organization conThis concert is one in the Columbia Concert Series regularly offered to the Hope student body. Admission will be free upon presentation of activities tickets.

Under the


Y W ^ M to Furnish Crashes Take Lives Prayer Week Music Of Two Hope Pilots Hope's annual prayer week will be held next week. Dr. Frederick Olert, the guest speaker, will address the student body each morning at eleven o'clock. Devotions will be in charge of Y.W. and Y.M. members. Special music will be presented each morning. Vocal solos will be sung by John Hains, Ruth Ann Poppen, and Dick Vriesman on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, respectively. The Glee Club has been scheduled to sing two selections on Thursday morning. A string quartet, under the direction of Pat Haskins, will furnish the music on Tuesday. Prayer meetings, led by faculty members, will be held in the Y room from 5:00 until 5:30 P. M. on Monday through Thursday. Rev. Olert will direct a student forum which will be held Tuesday evening at a joint Y.W. and Y.M. meeting. Any students who wish to hold conferences with Dr. Olert should contact Edna Mae Richards or Paul Tanis.

The holiday season brought tragedy into the homes of two more Hope men who lost their lives in the service of their country, Lt. William Faasen and Lt. Joseph Whitworth. Lt. "Bill" Faasen was killed in a plane crash over Belgium on December 28. Bill was from Holland and spent only one semester on the campus in 1941 after which he went to Montana to work. While on the campus he was a member of Emmersonian fraternity. Lt. "Joe" Whitwcrth, a ferry command pilot, was killed on Christmas Day in a plane crash over Indianapolis, Indiana, while en route to visit his wife in Tennessee. His home was in Flushing, New York, and he was also a member of Emersonian fraternity during his three years on the campus.

Keep Your Red Cress Hope Teams Debit*

Absence of E. P. McLean AtHisSide; War Fund Causes Course Transfer From all sectors of the front and

• t Western State Meet On Tuesday, January 23, the debate teams of Hope College, journeyed to Western State College, in Kalamazoo, to participate in allday debates. The team which is coached by Mr. John Hains of the Western Seminary won four out of twelve debates. The theme for this year is "Resolved the Federal Government should enact legislatively for the settlement of labor disputes by compulsory arbitration when voluntary means of settlement has failed." Hope's team for the negative was Dick Hine, Ruth Ellison, Luella Pyle, and Joan Decker. Gretchen Bruins, Elaine Bielefeld, Jean Watson, and Alice Laughlin composed the affirmative team.

" Y " News Seniors Prejent Views With Marie Jenkins as chairman, the senior girls held torch in last week's YW meeting,ywith six of their number presenting their views on what four years of college should do for the co-ed Development of a well-rounded personality, of adult attitudes such as tolerance, of a broadened outlook on life and of a stronger faith were stressed. Also emphasized were the preparation for leadership, for service to God and man, and for continuation of the learning process throughout life. T h e value of cultivation of the philosophic habit, making the ideas of great men our own lasting possessions, was also brought out. Mary Elizabeth Aldrich, Connie Crawford, Irene Lundie, Happy Maatman, Barbara Tazalaar, and Helen Wilhelm were the speakers. Marie Jenkins led the devotions, and Ruth Ann Poppen sang, accompanied by Frieda Grote.

Rev. Benes Speaks at YM Rev. John Benes, pastor of the Beech wood Reformed church, spoke at last week's YM meeting on the philosophy of the three travelers in the story of the good Samaritan, pointing out the Christian's obligation to acquire the philosophy of the good Samaritan. After a song service led by Timothy Harrison, Harold Des Autels took c h a r g e of devotions. Bill Brandli sang "Repent Ye" by John P. Scott. He was accompanied by Betty Van Lente. Because of exam week, the Y's held a short joint hymn-sing last night in place of their regular meetings. Bill Brandli was song leader.

German Enthusiasts Hear Talk By Reielman Ou Thursday, January 18, the German Club met in the Commons Room with Gus Levi in charge of the meeting. The program started with the members singing the traditional German folk songs. Among them were "Die Lorelei" and "Ich Liebe Dich." A1 Reielman then gave a talk • - - (Continued on page 8)

Having been given a leave of absence. Prof. E. P. McLean's former classes will be taught by others during the second semester. Psychology will be taught by Prof. Garrett Vanderborgh and advanced sociology by Prof. Paul E. Hinkamp. Russian Entertainer Mrs. Mayo Hadden, Sr., the local director of the Federal Aid Bureau, will teach sociology 403 Wichers Wedding A t on Tuesdays and Thursdays the fifth period. This is a course ofChapel Ceremony fered only to those students majorOn Friday, January 6, at 4:30, ing in sociology. Prof. Clarence Hope Chapel was the scene of a Kleis will be in charge of buying very beautiful wedding when Dor- food for the dormitory. othy Wichers became Mrs. George Claver. The chancel was banked with ferns, palms, calla lilies, and French Club Considers candlelabra. The bride was attired in a gown of white satin, a finger France and Her Politics tip veil and carried a bouquet of Ruth Joldersma was in charge white roses. She was given away of the meeting of the French Club by her father. Dr. Wynand Wichheld January 18 in the D o r i a n ers. The dresses of the attendants Room. The club members opened carried out a white theme. Murray the meeting by singing "La MarSnow acted as best man. L i t t l e seillaise," the French National Beth Wichers was the petite flower Hymn. Rosanna Atkins then read girl and the soloist was Mrs. an article from the Atlantic MonthGeorge Lumsem. ly on "Liberation Day in France," The bride's attendants were Max- describing in particular the activiine Den Herder, Alice Jean Hoe- ties in Paris. The article showed beke, Ellen Jane Kooiker, and Mrs. how much confusion and indecision Bill Wichers. Ushers were Bruce during the first few hours of the Mikula, Harland Steele, Willard Allied Entrance into the city, but Wichers, and Bill Wichers. • the author stressed that the French The reception was held in the quickly regained their spirit and Chapel basement. attempted immediately to restore Both Mr. and Mrs. Claver were Paris to a vestige of her former graduates of Hope in June, 1944. self. A lively discussion followed While on the campus they were the next paper on "French Polivery prominent in Hope's activi- tics," given by Ruth Joldersma, ties. Among Dorothy's many ac- emphasizing the role of France in tivities were Alcor president and international politics, stating that Sorosis. Bud was Blue Key presi- France was being swayed by many dent, a Fraternal man, and one of different influencing factors. Rusthe Senior men in Tri-Alpha. sia is making a definite bid for

Mrs. B. Van Leuwen To Teach New Course A new course in dramatic production taught by Mrs. Bruce Van Leuwen will be offered during the second semester on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 and on Thursday, 2:004:00. The course is being offered mainly for those students who will find it necessary to direct plays in their teaching engagements. The course will be primarily a survey of play production, giving an overall picture of how one should go about coaching a play. It will give the background work for various phases of dramatics. The course is open to juniors and seniors.

P & M to Sell Tickets For Big Production "Getting Pinned," Pallette and Masque's big yearly project, will be presented to the student body of Hope some time in February in the reading room of Grave's Library. Tickets will be on sale in the near future. Mrs. Bruce Van Leuwen, who is directing "Getting Pinned," is a graduate of Hope and received her Master's degree in Play Production from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

support and is thus spreading communism which, due to French political background, will develop into a type of socialism. It was also suggested that France was being too dependent upon the Allies for support in her reconstruction. In closing, Jan Bogart led the group in singing French songs.

from every branch of the armed services come reports of unstinted praise of the work of the American Red Cross. Blood plasma is one of the great life-savers of this war. The Red Cross collects it. An almost endless number of bandages is needed. The Red Cross makes them. Red Cross nurses care for the sick and the wounded. R e d Cross furnishes our men with food and drink where and when they need it most. Red Cross food, medicine and comfort packages have kept American prisoners-of-war alive. Red Cross renders home service for the seniceman's family. For all these purposes the appeal comes again this year for $200,000,000.00 for the work of the Red Cross. The quotas are the same as last year. Holland must raise $15,000 for this cause. Hope College students can help and we hope they will. Some of our fellow-students have made the supreme sacrifice, some are missing, some are prisoners, some are wounded, many are fighting and many more are in training. We must not and dare not let them down. Last year the students of Hope College raised $362.54 for the Red Cross. Of course then we had the ASTP to help with a basketball game and a show, which two sources brought in over two-thirds of the money. But the Musical Arts Club and other organizations helped, too. Perhaps the student body can invent some source of income for this good cause. The Musical Arts Club has started the ball a-rolling again this year with a gift of $34.00. The Red Cross campaign takes place in March. But we should plan for it now. Remember your fellow-students at the front. This is a war-time appeal; a summons to extra effort. Yours for the American Red Cross. PAUL E. KINKAMP, Chairman Red C r o s s War Fund, South Half of Ottawa County.

January 31, 1945

W . A . L ; Student Council Plan Full Social Calendar Saturday Night Party Will Be Final Event Ellison Acting As Chairman of D. T. Week February 12 through 17 will find Hope co-eds busy hunting up dates for the activities of Dutch Treat Week. This social week is annually planned by Student Council, and this year especially t h e girls will have to make their dates early and make definite plans for their activities. W.A.L. is working with the Student Council in this allimportant week on the Hope co-ed's calendar of social doings, and will organize a Coketail party Friday afternoon, February 16, which will be held in the gymnasium. Student Council has planned a big party for Saturday night, February 17. This party will also be held in the gymnasium — dress will be very informal, skirts and sweaters for the girls, slacks and sport shirts for the "victims." Folk games and refreshments will be the order of the night. Tickets will be sold by Student Council members. Student Council Social Chairman Ruth Ellison will be General Chairman of D. T. Week — with Pat Haskin taking charge of publicity, Joyce Van Oss as Party Chairman, and Mary Liz Aldrich in charge of other activities to take place during the entire week. There will be plenty of smaller group activities during the week to furnish fun and entertainment for all Hope girls and their dates — bowling, skating, coke dates, theater parties. So, to all Hope femmes — plan your "line of attack," get your dates for D. T. Mary Eliz. Aldrich Week, and make ready for a week A gracious manner and buoyant of fun starting February 12.

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personality have helped Mary Liz Aldrich to become one of the leading Seniors on the Campus,

Dr. N. V. Peale Presen+s Religion As Medicine to War Torn World

Her keen, alert mind has made her presence a boon to many a prof's class and has earned her membership on Alcor and in Who's Who in College Life. Mary Liz is Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, chapel majoring in Latin and expects to teach it. (The classicist of Hope speaker Tuesday morning, presented a rather new and unusual phase College.) . of the Christian ministry. Her versatility of thought and When Dr. Peale accepted his open mind has helped her in planpresent charge, the Marble Collegining many of the social activities. ate Church in New York City, it She is president of Women's Ac- was during the depression. Being tivities League and has tried to the financial center of the nation. replace the lack of men with a soNew York naturally felt the busicial program geared to "w o m e n ness slump severely. One direct only." (The only man not on re- result of this Dr. Peale felt was placement list is fiance Gabby — the need of Christian psychiatry applied to those who felt they had and who can blame her?) lost "everything." Her oratorical ability is evidenced Dr. Peale argues that religion is in the many debates in which she a medicine to be used in healing has participated. This year she is fear and anxiety and to give one president of Phi Kappa Delts, hon- security — not in his own ability — but in God's gracious mercy and orary debate society. love. Among the many activities in It was about ten years ago when which Mary Liz has participated Dr. Peale began trying to discover this year are Glee Club and Chapel what split the personalities of some Choir, English Majors, and Stu- of his worshippers, what made them despondent and indifferent, dent Council vice-president. without f u r t h e r ambition. He At the last May Day, Mary Liz searched for a Christian psychiawas crowned Queen of the Campus, trist — at that period psychiatry instituting the Reign of Queen considered any relationship it had to religion as bunk — and he finally Mary. found Smiley Blanton who since At the close of a grueling day, that time has kept definite office balm to \vounded spirits is a short hours with Dr. Peale at the church. minute spent in her inner sanctum Since the war. Dr. Peale has benefiting from the friendly banter been in contact with a new use and repartee she wields — Hail the for his religious psychiatry — our Queen! soldier returned from overseas. Living near the Pawling, New York rest camp. Dr. Peale has visited these men and discovered that the more simple religion is made, the more confidence the men have in i t sure to pick up a bowler at least He cited several examples showing the childlike and simple trust these once! The week-end is a glorious finale men put in Christ. Dr. Peale urged that each one — but that's up to you. Soo—plan your strategy. It's a great life and of us who had not yet had an exhere's your golden opportunity. perience with God to "Get out and And one thing more — you gotta get one right away quick."

Campus Hails Dutch Treat Week Are you a little on the lonely i ity parties. Keep the date in mind, side? Are you tired of walking fair ladies, and begin making out alone? Well, latch on to the affir- your schedule now. Competition mative cuz Dutch Treat Week is will be keen, you know. You have just around the corner — yeah, to cram the abandonment of a man. year's inhibitions in seven short For all you new co-eds who have days — so make it good. heard nothing but talk of such Begin with a bang by going down things from upperclassmen, pullupa for breakfast second hour Monday chair and we'll give you all the ins with that cute, shy guy that sits and outs of this Sadie Howldns behind you in German. Meet the deal. joe you sit next to in chapel a f t e r During the week of February 12, Y Tuesday eve and go down for a it's gonna be perfect'y all rite f o r coke. To the matinee Wednesday you to approaek your favorite gate afternoon (it's less expensive, and and ask him to a m jrie or to Club isn't a night out) with the fellow Modele for a coke.— bo aare you you have so much fun with in lab. specify ao ho wont order a buffalo Stagger a few more coke dates nut sundae. The fellaa are just as between classes Thursday morning, much in taror of it ainec the girl and Thursday a f t take the football pays her own way. Sometimes she hero (now the forgotten man) payi the whole bilL That's good bowling. Student Coundl's working g r a f t if you cam work i t determinedly to get reduced rates We're H to help you for Dutch Treat bowlers a t least lall fallowing Soror- one day, and maybe more, BO be

ac-cen-tuate the positiv'!

English Club Discuss Radio Literary Value "The Literary Values of Radio" was the subject of the English Majors meeting which was held at the home of Arlyne Voorhorst on January 18. After a brief business meeting, Arlyne introduced Peggy Bakelaar, who read a paper on the "Values of Radio in Modem Education." She mentioned the various ways the radio is actually being used in (Continued on page 3)

Outside Speakers Lead Diverse Chapel Services During the week, January 22-26, various programs were given in chapel. On Monday Reverend T. Kenneth Hoffmaster, the minister of the local Methodist church, was in charge of devotions. Elaine Scholten and George Poppen, Y.W. and Y.M. representatives, led the devotions on Tuesday with special music being offered by B e t t y Brinkman singing "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled" by Speeks with accompaniment by Barbara Taxelaar. On Wednesday Dr. Norman (Continued on page 3)

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Hope College Anchor

Alumnae Notes From f a r and near comes news


of Hope's offspring — Annie Laurie In^this column there has been discussion of t h e studentf a c u l t y relationships in our c a m p u s organizations: T h i s week w e a r e p r e s e n t i n g t w o p o i n t s of v i e w c o n c e r n i n g t h e H o u s e board. T h e H o u s e b o a r d c o n s t i t u t i o n , in t h e o r y , l e n d s i t s e l f m o r e than m o s t organizations to good government. There has been evidenced





with t h e actual government this year.


There h a s been no

q u a r r e l w i t h t h e a b i l i t y of a n y p a r t i c u l a r m e m b e r . elected them.

We have

Parsons, '44, was recently engaged to Lt. (j.g.) Fred Baker Smith, of Dear G. I. Hope: Evart, who is stationed in Virginia Woe unto the procrastinator at awaiting overseas assignment. this time of the year — and I win Edna Blom Roggen is back in Orange City, Iowa, teaching young top honors in that field. I l l bet those profs love to catch up with corn-stalks. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zoet, Lou- us on our finals. Exams or no exisiana, announce the coming of a ams I have a lot of news of the little Zoet soon. wheres and whats and hows of our o olive drab and navy Wue Hope.

But there have been suggestions which have

g r o w n o u t of t h e s e d i s c u s s i o n s t o a t t e m p t i m p r o v e m e n t of the government. Suggestions: 1.

L i s t s of t h e p r o p o s e d s l a t e be p o s t e d t h e w e e k b e f o r e

elections. 2.

T h e n o m i n e e f o r p r e s i d e n t s h o u l d s t a t e in a public an-




considers the correct




followed by the Houseboard. 3.

All o t h e r n o m i n e e s s h o u l d p u b l i s h t h e i r v i e w s t o w a r d


(These suggestions

would do a w a y

w i t h all

"horsing around" during election time.) 4.



advisors should





be e x c l u d e d



from meetings otherwise


T h e f a c u l t y a d v i s o r s a r e a w a r e of p r o b l e m s w h i c h

s h o u l d be d i s c u s s e d and t h e s e w o u l d be p r e s e n t e d a t t h e b e g i n n i n g of e a c h m e e t i n g . W e f e e l t h a t if t h e s e i d e a s w e r e p u t i n t o e f f e c t d u r i n g t h e n e x t s e m e s t e r , t h e n if t h e y p r o v e r i g h t o r w r o n g w e m a y d i s c o v e r w h e r e t h e t r o u b l e lies.

W h e t h e r t h e p r e s i d e n t s of

t h e d o r m i t o r i e s h a v e not c o n s i d e r e d t h e e l e c t i o n s s e r i o u s l y e n o u g h or w h e t h e r the organization as a whole is outmoded

The Glee Club is again going to make use of its Holland background. They have been invited to sing at the Literary Club February the 9th. The program, put on by the Netherlands Information Bureau, will feature a speaker from the Dutch underground movement and our Glee Club, singing the Dutch songs which they used for the "V-Day" movie.

Ed. Note: This is the second in a series of articles to point out I r e a l i z e t h a t t h e r e h a s b e e n a g o o d deal o f d i s c u s s i o n some of the big features around us lately a m o n g dormitory girls about the dormitories' governon the campus. ing body, Houseboard. 1 Uhink b e f o r e a n y conclusions are Dear Editor:

it's all a b o u t . It's r e g r e t t a b l e t h a t t h e m e m b e r s h i p of H o u s e board is n e c e s s a r i l y l i m i t e d , f o r if m o r e g i r l s h a d had t h e o p p o r t u n i t y of s e r v i n g a s a m e m l ) e r of t h e board, t h e y w o u l d h a v e a b e t t e r u n d e r s t a n d i n g of w h a t ' s i n v o l v e d . 1 d o n ' t k n o w if t h e r e ' s a n y m o r e f e e l i n g a b o u t it n o w t h a n t h e r e h a s been in f o r m e r y e a r s —

perhaps it's because we

have m o r e time to discuss s u c h t h i n g s lately, or perhaps it's b e c a u s e of w a r c o n d i t i o n s . T h e r e is n o d o u b t t h a t t h e Houseboard has a bigger responsibility these f e w years t h a n it h a s e v e r had b e f o r e .

Girls are c o n s t a n t l y


t o m a k e a d j u s t m e n t s in t h e i r p e r s o n a l l i v e s , a n d t h a t n a t u r ally a f f e c t s t h e g e n e r a l a t m o s p h e r e of a w o m e n ' s d o r m i t o r y h o u s i n g all t h e w a y f r o m t h i r t y - t w o t o e i g h t - f i v e g i r l s . H o p e g i r l s like o t h e r g i r l s in m a n y c o l l e g e s a r e f a c i n g s i t u a t i o n s now t h a t t h e y never dreamed of a f e w y e a r s ago.

How they

respond to these c h a n g i n g situations and circumstances is bound t o a f f e c t t h e w a y t h e g i r l s live t o g e t h e r . S o m e t h i n g d o e s s e e m t o b e w r o n g , b u t it's d i f f i c u l t t o p u t one's


on t h e t r o u b l e .

E v e r y o n e s e e m s to have their

Graves Is Shrouded In Romanfic Past History Exactly forty years before our new chapel was built, W. K. Johnson, designer of that building, designed another beautiful building in modified Renaissance architecture. That building was built on the site of the DuHope Printing Office in 1892, and still stands in all of its splendor at the Hope College entrance. Graves Library and Winant's Chapel, whose chief donors were N. F. Graves and Capt. Winant, had its cornerstone of granite laid in June, 1892. For nine months men labored on its solid stone walls and Italian workmen sculptured its beautiful Italian carvings on the doors and windows. And then, in the spring of 1893, its doors were opened to college functions.

o w n v e r s i o n of w h a t ' s w r o n g . S o m e h a s t e n t o a s s e r t t h a t t h e Sitting here now, pouring energy t r o u b l e is t h a t t h e r e ' s t o o m u c h s u p e r v i s i o n — t h a t H o u s e - into research books, it seems hard board s h o u l d be c o m p o s e d o n l y of t h e d o r m i t o r y g i r l s t h e m - to picture a group of dignified s e l v e s . H o u s e b o a r d is a g r o u p o f fifteen g i r l s — i n c l u d i n g Dutch people gathered in thiS same t h e five o f f i c e r s and t h e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s f r o m t h e E m e r s o - room for a chapel service; or to visualize the commencement servn i a n H o u s e , Van Vleck a n d V o o r h e e s H a l l s . T h e D e a n of ices as they looked, especially that W o m e n a n d t h e t h r e e r e s p e c t i v e H o u s e M o t h e r s a t t e n d t h e first group of Class A boys from w e e k l y m e e t i n g s of H o u s e b o a r d a n d a c t in t h e role of a d v i s - the prep school; or to see a group ers. T h e y do n o t v o t e , or i n a n y w a y t r y t o f o r c e t h r o u g h of college fellows arranging chairs t h e i r o w n s u g g e s t i o n s . F u r t h e r , t h e r e d o e s n o t s e e m t o be for a weekly YMCA meeting. But all those things took place here in a n y h e s i t a t i o n of g i r l s s t a t i n g t h e i r o w n o p i n i o n s a n d i d e a s Winant's Chapel. b e c a u s e of t h e p r e s e n c e o f s u c h a d v i s e r s . C e r t a i n l y t h e r e Right here in the bay window s h o u l d be no s u c h f e e l i n g o f r e s t r a i n t . stood the pulpit platform surroundI f r a n k l y t h i n k t h e d i f f i c u l t y l i e s n o t o n l y in t h e a t t i t u d e ed with worship chairs ready f o r of d o r m i t o r y g i r l s t o w a r d t h e H o u s e b o a r d , b u t a l s o in t h e the Holland churches to use a t any time. The room was closed off by a t t i t u d e of H o u s e b o a r d m e m b e r s t h e m s e l v e s . I t s h o u l d n e v e r big accordion doors that swung up be f o r g o t t e n t h a t H o u s e b o a r d i s o r g a n i z e d f o r t h e d o r m i t o r y or down, according to needs. g i r l s . T h e y ' r e a p a r t of t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d t h e y t h e m s e l v e s The stack room and reading room e l e c t t h e g i r l s t o t a k e c a r e of t h e i r d o r m i t o r y . H a v i n g were always situated as they are e l e c t e d s u c h m e m b e r s t h e n , t h e y s h o u l d be w i l l i n g t o a c c e p t now. The registrar's room and the t h e i r d e c i s i o n s . A n d , of c o u r s e , t h e r u n n i n g of t h e d o r m i t o r y librarian's office are both new, while the three classrooms are c a n n o t be laid e n t i r e l y t o t h e H o u s e b o a r d . I t i s t h e d u t y of standbys of the original. e v e r y d o r m i t o r y girl t o do h e r b e s t t o m a i n t a i n t h e d o r m i t o r y Graves Library is a beautiful r u l e s s h e h a s a c c e p t e d b y b e c o m i n g a r e s i d e n t o f s u c h dorbuilding filled with the memories mitories. of our f a t h e r s and filled with memIn c o n s i d e r i n g t h e a t t i t u d e of i n d i v i d u a l H o u s e b o a r d m e m - ories of us. We should all, some bers, i t ' s i m p e r a t i v e t h a t s u c h m e m b e r s d o a c c e p t t h e re- time, stop and really come to appreciate the majesty of its walls. s p o n s i b i l i t i e s of t h e p o s i t i o n t o w h i c h t h e y h a v e b e e n e l e c t e d by t h e i r f e l l o w r e s i d e n t s .

u n d e r s t a n d i n g of d o r m i t o r y r u l e s a n d t h e m a i n t a i n i n g o f s u c h r u l e s . It's a j o b t h a t i s n e v e r d o n e — m e m b e r s s h o u l d c o n s t a n t l y be s e e i n g t o i t t h a t t h e d o r m i t o r i e s a r e r u n a s smoothly

as possible.

There's not m u c h compensation in

being a member of Houseboard. o n e of t h o s e t h a n k l e s s j o b s .

It m a y o f t e n s e e m t o be

Attitudes aren't easily changed — we know that. But if all Houseboard members would shoulder their responsibility — feel that it is their personal duty to see that dormitory laws and rules are maintained, and feel this very deeply, then I think dormitory girls would have more respect for their governing body. In this way the girls who do seem to be very stringent in the way they take hold of their responsi-

holding down the f o r t on the At-

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Well, chillins — I see cupid h a s been working overtime these past couple of weeks and the only person not so busy is the stork. Because of the war and our accelerated programs, winter seems to be the season for turning fancies instead of spring. But one never can tell what spring holds in store. One of the highlights of the past week was Dorothy Wichers Claver and Bud's wedding. It was a beautiful affair and on the way out both bride and groom looked plenty happy. Can't say as I blame them. Harland Steele and Bruce Mikula, both ushers at the wedding, will soon be learning the steps to t h e "Lohengrin Bridal Chorus" with their to-be-brides, Evelyn Vermulm and Jane Fichtner. Elaine Mensinger is taking flight to Florida a f t e r exams to become Mrs. Del Boersma. Time waits f o r no one these days. Are you engaged? Well, watch out if you aren't, you might be by next week. Latest yes-women a r e Evelyn Reus and Margie Wiersma. No dates have been set f o r the weddings. But watch the next ANCHOR! Ruth Harmeling wears a fraternity pin as of Christmas vavation. Congratulations, k e e d s . Glenna — should you be in this column or n o t ? Ev Shiffner "Took the A T r a i n " to New Brunswick to see Jim off to war and Edith Wolbrink followed

suit but instead of a good-bye, welcomed her man home a f t e r a year and a half with the boys who "ride in f a m e or go down in flame" over Germany. ^ Two Lootenants f o r m e r l y privates in the A.S.T.P. U n i t here at Hope, came back for a revisit to see their old Alma Mater — I don't know whether they saw the college or not but I know they saw a lot of two lucky gals, Bobbie Bilkert and Lou Voss. Camp Wheeler and Fort Meade exist on the m a p f o r them now. Marian Reus can t wait f o r a month to pass when Chris will be able to leave Kalamazoo where he has just been transferred to the V-12 unit at Western State. You lucky girl, you! If anyone w a n t s to know the best approach ^ h e n asking a fellow to a party ask Rozzie Scholten. If he doesn't answer immediately, throw a shoe at him. If anyone found any grey matter outside Van Vleck, please return to Miss Nolan a f t e r exams. She lost it a couple of nights ago when the ice was extra slippery and she wants it back. If anyone can beg, borrow, or steal the record, "Orte N e a t Ball," please report to Ronnie Finlaw. Prices are good. Bye for now, chilluns — What's i f ? Tell it to the Whoozit.


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lantic side. Lt. (j.g.) Fred Winter '42 met Lt. (j.g.) Robert Cavanaugh somewhere many miles f r o m Holland, Barkema sang all the Hope songs they ever The gold braid and bars were knew and did a little nostalgic dressing up the campus last week reminiscing. Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Rob Colenbrander ert Barkema was home on a well earned furlough from O.C.S. a t F t Ist Lt. John Visser as usual is Benning, Ga. Ens. Donald Van in there playing the game f o r all Farowe has just returned from duty he is worth — but this time f o r in the North Atlantic — the whats Uncle Sam instead of the Hope wheres, and hows are strictly cheering section. John is an offiQ.T.! cer in the infantry located someJimmy Bevier is now a three where just outside of Strasbourg. stripe general in the U.S.M.C. He Lt. (j.g.) Harold Colenbrander, is back in the States at Cherry U.S.N. Chaplain, is stationed in Point, N. C. San Diego, Calif. Cpl. Ed DeYoung is going Aer. M 2 / c Phil Dykstra has set through s o m e stiff training at sail again to the same place so Camp Lee, Va. On a pre-Christmas many of our G.l.'s have already furlough he met a lot of the Hope gone — U n k n o w n Destination. gang in New Jersey including Jack When you all get there you ought Jesser, who was then at his P.O.E. to be able to have a swell Hope at Camp Kilmer. reunion! Geary

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Rev. Bast, our former college pastor, has asked the girls to sing at the Bethany Church in Grand Rapids on February 11. They will render special music both at a Ph. M. John Geary has left Christian Endeavor meeting in the Treasure Island, f o r the wide open afternoon and at the evening servspaces of the Pacific. He sang ice.

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You have all heard of the man in the moon, but at the Delta Phi formal party on January 20, the guests were greeted by a girl in the moon when Mike Brouwer sat in a golden crescent and sang "Moonlight Serenade" introducing the theme, Moonlight Sonata. The party was held in the Tulip Room of the Warm Friend Tavern, which was decorated with pine trees forming a forest and several stars adorning the walls and table. The program included Marilyn Greenwood, moongirl, who toe danced, and Norma Albers, shooting star, who played "March Winds" on the piano. The Delphi Sextet, composed of Mary Lois De Fouw, Mary Ellen Brouwer, Elaine Meeusen, Peggy Cross, Carole Meppelink, and Connie Crawford, moonbeams singing "More Than You Know." Mary Ellen Brouwer, Mary Lois DeFouw, and Millie Vermaire, Heavenly bodies, impersonated the Andrews Sisters and Boots McCann offered humor in the form of Moonshine. Connie Crawford was party chairman. Other committee chairmen were Marjorie Oysbers, invitations; Elaine Prins, program; Velma

Glewen, decorations; Nelliemae Wezeman, music; Gert Vredeveld, programs; Joyce Van Oss, food; Eleanor Everse, entertainment Delphians and their guests included Irene Lundie, A1 Rypstra, Jane Ficktner, Bruce Mikula, Elaine Prins, Earl Holkeboer, Jayne Smies, Bill DeWitt, Joyce Van Oss, Dick Hine, Mary Lois DeFouw, Murray Snow, Jeanne Timmerman, Clarence Stryker, Gert Vredeveld, Drew Miles, Arlyne Voorhorst, John Hains, Velma Glewen, Tom Boslooper, Marge Gyspers, W a l t Groenewoud, Boots McCann. Peggy Cross, John Parsons, Mike Brouwer, Bob Bennett, Irene Boer, Bill Lowrey, Lucille Voss, Dudley Smith, Eleanor Mulder, Tim Harrison, Joan Rypstra, John Smallegan, Elaine Meeusen, Gene Van Tammelin, Luella Pyle, Bob Schuller, Peggy Bakelaar, Leonard Wezeman, Betty Van Lente, Bill Brandli, Alma Vander Hill, Paul H o l k e b o e r , Jerrie Rynbrandt, Wayne Folkert, Jeanne Verburg, James Walsh, Judy Hoffman, Bill Wood, Mary Ellen Brower, Paul Lundborg, Marcella Westerman, Paul Lakey, Millie Vermaire, Paul Anderson.

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Maybe you wouldn't believe it unless-you saw it — thirty or forty girls so interested in another girl's phone call — kind of a silly sight for eleven o'clock at night. There's a great deal of closeness in a dorm like ours; and ever}' once in awhile this human kindness shows up. You never realize it until something happens as it did last night. You're sitting drinking cokes and gabbing, or cramming as the mood moves you. Outside the corridor lights have been put out for the night, and everything is one big| shadow. Suddenly the sharp ring of the telephone breaks the silence, 1 and your mental process halts while

you listen and hope it's going to be your buzzer that will ring. A girl's name is shrieked in the same thrilled, insistent way. ' She lives down by the stairs, and her man is back in the states again. In a couple of seconds there is a scuffling and a hurrying down the hall from every direction. You stick your head out the door, and think, "Well, for pity sake, why is everybody so nosey?" Who wants to have a whole lot of people around the first time in two years. You hear his voice. Two years, you think, packed with a life time of longing — as you add another pair of scuffling feet to the corridor. You stand out-

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side the booth, and notice the people around you. Some with knitting in their hands, towels wrapped around freshly shampoed hair, one energetic individual chins herself on a doorway. You hear things like — "Where is he, Florida?" . . . "Shhh" . . . "How long has it been?" Some are explaining, some look around in amazement at such a silly sight. Yet even they wear that expression of interest mixed with a little tension. Maybe it's curiosity for some, it's a chance for freshmen to be out of their rooms anyway. Then the door opens and you can feel a room brimful of excitement as she says simply, "Mrs. K., may I go home in two hours?" And even breathing stops as Mrs. K. hesitates and you hear her say, "Of course you can." And the "my dear," is lost in a whoop that goes up. "Isn't it exciting?" . . . "What did he s a y ? " . . . "What did she s a y ? " . . . "Was she crying?" . . . "Is he coming a f t e r h e r ? " There is no aloofness to such demonstrations of feeling. There are eyes full of — well, full, and hearts that go out in understanding. You see, that's because that telephone call wasn't just hers, it wasn't even just her man that called. It belonged to every girl in the dorm. It belonged to me, and I lived her happiness for just a minute as I squeezed her arm and walked back to the quiet and aloneness of my room. Turning out the light, I thought, of the feeling of closeness there is when something good happens to one of us. I snuggled my nose a little farther into the pillow and breathed the last of my prayer, "maybe mine will be next."

The Gay Nineties Club a t the Tavern on the comer of 8th am Central was ablaze with lights anc action Saturday night, the 28th of January, when Sigma Sigma presented "Gaslight Fantasies of '46." The first nighters arrived at seventhirty for dinner preceding the program. Guests of honor were the Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hinga of West Twelfth St., and the Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lampen of East Fourteenth St. Celebrities present at the opening night were Rosanna Atkins, Owen Koeppe, Mary Liz Aldrich, Thomas Boslooper, Barbara Tazelaar, Dick Hine, Elsie Parsons, Ray MacDonald, Mary Lou Hemmes, Roy Zwemer, Betty De Vries, Robert Burton, Elaine Bielefeld, Kenneth Steketee, Ruth Joldersma, Walter Krins, Natalie Bosman, Robert Chard, Doris Frederick, Bob Danhoff, Phyllis Barense, Robert Spaulding, Lois Hospers, Walter Groenewoud, Mary McLean, J o h n Parsons, Lou Jonkman, Gene Van Tamelen, Gwen Lemmen, Louis Brooks, Kay Steketee, Ted Boeve, Norma Vader, Bob Bennett, Norma Vander Wiere, James Yuk, Marge Lucking, Bob Boelkins, Joyce Sibly, John Smallegan, Betty Visscher, Bruce Vander Klupp, Virginia Hemmes, Tim Harrison, Carol Jean Hermance and Russ Cloetingh. The decorations carried out the Victorian theme. The door and two murals on the wall had red crepe paper curtains with a yellow fringe. Two figures on the wall were reconverted into a Floridora Girl dressed in aqua and white and a waiter in a tuxedo. Each table had a kerosene lamp in the center with place cards made of canes and parasols.

Kay Steketee rolled in on "A Bicycle Built f o r Two." They hiked off just in time to let the audience hear the famous Barber Shop Quartet, composed of Betty DeVries, Marge Lucking, Ginny Hemmes, and Mary Lou Hemmes, singing "Clementine." Tears filled the eyes of the spectators at the close of the song. (Tears of laughter.) Elsie Parson strutted on t h e stage and chose her "strawberry blond," Mary Liz Aldrich, to dance with while "The Band Played On." Since it was getting quite hot, a change of scene was requested and so "By the Sea" was slowly played as Natalie Bosman in a man's ancient bathing suit, saw and acquainted herself with Freddie Fredricks in an equally ancient bathing suit With a flash of lights and laughter, the six Floridora girls came on. They wore dresses in full flowing skirts with blouses and bonnets. The 18th century never saw such a performance, I'm sure. Elsie Parsons followed in a little melodramatic scene where she wept buckets while Taz played "She's More to Be Pitied Than Censured." Ginny Hemmes, after having slightly too much of something, portrayed a characteristic state of mind in just such a situation with i background of music playing 'The Doors Swing In, the Doors Swing Out." Then the chorus left the Bowery and the audience was left to the mercy of their own entertainment for the rest of the evening. The curtain came down on the successful first Sorosis party of '45. Here's to many more just ike it!

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Chapd S*rvic*s Cont. Vincent Peale delivered his stirring address. On Thursday and Friday chapel were in charge of two faculty members, Dr. J . Harvey Kleinheksel and Rev. Paul E. Hinkamp, respectively. Rev. Hinkamp spoke on the symbol located in the upper south window of the chapel.

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The Kibitzer by Viv Dykema Fritz Crisler of Michigan is already looking ahead to post-war sports with a plan to increase college sports. He wants to make "athletics for all" a reality by having sports weekends with games such as football for lighter players, soccer, rugby, and other seasonal games as well as the main games. Competition in about twenty sports instead of ten with a limit for freshmen and an intramural program to back up the plan would increase the opportunity for students to participate in competitive sports. Crisler's major problem now is where will the money come from ? The old maxim thai the early bird catches the worm is being proved by a team from Tennessee coached by Mauer. Last summer basketball prospects started practice sessions from 0:15 to 7:31) in the morning. The extra drills are paying off now, for the team has won nine out of its ten games. Hockey fans can still see Karl Siebert in the National Hockey League. After fourteen years of professional playing, Siebert is now with the Detroit Red Wings. In a game last week he made two quick goals in the final period to help defeat the Boston Bruins, and also to prove that his career on the ice is not finished. The Petersen classic, bowling's highest paid competition, began last Saturday. For the 1,728 sharpshooters, the next sixteen days will determine who will receive the top prize of $5,100 out of the total $43,200 which will be paid. That's really something to aim for. At the meeting in February, the major league baseball officials will probably discuss the duties of and possible candidates for the position of commissioner. It is doubtful whether there will be an election yet. War Mobilization Chief James Byrnes was suggested as a possible candidate, and several baseball officials approved. However, he says that he wouldn't even consider it. Frick of the National League is also a candidate. Ray Mangrum played the best games in his golfing career and set a new record for the course as he won the Tucson Open with a score of 2<»8 for 72 holes. Mangrum pocketed the first prize of $1,000. Byron Nelsr.M was penalized twice, and came in second with 261). Baseball is going ahead with its plans for Spring training. The training sites have been selected, and the tentative dates for beginning drills have been set. Indiana seems to be the most popular state, for six teams have picked training camps there. The earliest starting date is March 7, when batterymen for the Senators will begin limbering up. Most of the other clubs are scheduled to start around the fifteenth of March. The President has given baseball the go-ahead sign for the 11)45 season. The only restriction was that it shouldn't interfere with the war. He said that he didn't think any healthy young man should be playing baseball in these times, and club owners say that they think there will be enough material to put worthwhile teams on the field. The big basketball game of the weekend was the Illinois-Iowa clash. However, at the time this was written, the game had not been played. It's possible that Iowa still remains unbeaten and leader of the league. It is also possible that Illinois defeated Iowa, which would mean Iowa and Ohio would tie for the lead. Flash: The New York Yankee ball club has been sold for $2,800,000 to a group of men composed of Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, and Del Webb. Kd Barrow will remain active as chairman of the board, and Joe McCarthy as manager. Barrow was the general manager and president of tlu* Yankee d u b for 24 years. The other American League owners will probably welcome the new owners with unanimous approval. The deal was not forced and had been on the fire for about a year.

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H a p p e n e d T h a t M a d e t h e W a r m t h Inside D i e Pat and David were one of those couples that were just made for each other. She had soft ashblonde hair and warm brown eyes; his hair was brown and wavy, and his eyes a deep blue. They had graduated from college together. Pat worked in the office of a large publishing company. David was just getting a good start in radio work when his call came. Pat wrote to him every night and went to see him once. She liked to send him cookies and fudge and once in awhile a snapshot of herself. On his first furlough he brought her a lovely diamond and they announced their engagement. That was in April. In August he had another furlough — the last before he went overseas. They had a wonderful time and all too soon it was his last day. They drove out through the country and stopped at a little town where there was a carnival. They rode on the broken-down merry-goround. threw baseballs at the clown in back of the sheet, drank pink lemonade and ate peanuts. David made the bell ring at the strength thermometer and Pat chose the prize — a funny little figure of a clown who was crying. David did it again and won a jungle hat which thrilled him. Then they climbed a little hill and spread out their picnic lunch. Pat laughed at David's jungle hat and gave him a long green fern for a feather to put in it. He stuck it in the band and let it fall across the front of the hat. Pat took a picture of him. Finally their day was over and David went back to camp and then overseas. Pat kept the funny picture in her wallet to remember their last day together. But she didn't need a picture. She felt an amazing warmth and closeness to David. Nobody would ever guess there were 3,000 miles between





them. It make her the cheeriest girl around the office. As she typed sometimes she'd let her mind wander across the miles, and a faint smile would come to her lips as she thought of him. During lunch hour she often read his last letter over again. If she didn't get them too often she didn't worry; she knew he'd write when he could. One day as she was typing Pat thought she saw a shadow pass over her paper. She looked up and no one was there, but something had happened. A cold chill went down her spine. Softly she whispered, "David," but she had lost that close feeling. All the warmth between them was gone. At first she thought she didn't love him any more, and then she knew. She knew as if someone had come and told her — something had happened to David. The other girls in the office were distressed at Pat's morbidness during the next week. They tried to tell her it was imagination, that things don't happen like that. Friday night they insisted she go to the movies with them. When the news came, there were several close-ups of soldiers in action. Pat sat forward on her seat and grabbed the next girl's arm. "That's David," she breathed. It was David. It was him in a hat camouflaged with leaves. He looked like he did in the picture she had taken of him at the carnival. She sat for a long minute after it was over, and then she left. She ran down the street toward home. It was a long way and when she got there, she was worn out, exhausted. She stumbled into the house and found it — the telegram. She didn't have to read it — she knew. "Regret to inform you . . . missing in action."



By Edna May Richards The Big Three meeting which is supposed to come up soon will have several big questions before it. Some of these unsettled questions are. Where shall the boundaries of the Reich be fixed, how soon should purely German governments be permitted. and what should be done with German Industry? How soon will the Big Three of the European war become the Big Four?

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By Millie Today, we deal with facts and| figures — numerical and otherwise! The latest dope hot off the press concerns bowling. The highest kegglers are the following: Pinks Mulder, 150; Nellie Mae Wezeman, 150; Ike Van der Heuvel, 148; Tommie Van Leeuwen, 133; Nellie Mae Ritsema, 132; Loretta Bonzelaar, 122. Three cheers for the overprivileged! Why not come and try your luck on Fridays from 1 to 5? We need more bowlers and the exercise will improve your figure or give you one! Remember — you pay 15c per game and W.A.A. pays 8c per game. Limit — 2 games per person. It will be relaxing a f t e r your mental struggles of this week. Jack's foul shooting contest is really progressing at a two-forty pace. The highest individual scores are as follows: Out of a possible 100 — Sophomores, Frances V a n

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Leeuwen, 40; Mary Young, 36; Marion Korteling, 35; Freshmen, Irene Demian, 45; Alida Kloosterman, 36; Isla Van der Heuvel, 36. The highest averages of the teams are: Sophomores, Bears, 224; Lions, 210; Tigers, 183; Panthers, 170; Freshmen, Ohio, 187; Wisconsin, 179; Air Corps, 147. Not bad, eh! Yells such as "foul," "overguarding," "outside," and "jump ball" echo from the gym every Tuesday night after Y. Yep, it's basketball with all its thrills and spills. Tuesday, January 23, G. Hemmes' team overran M. Scholten's and B. Timmer's team took L. Romaine's squad for a loop. The week before Mensinger's defeated Timmer's and Romaine's bowed to Hemmes.' Due to unavoidable circumstances no games were played last night. I move that we dispense with exams — no second — motion dropped!

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Our casualty list makes unpleasant reading, but perhaps if it were brought to our attention more frequently, we would not so easily become over optimistic. Total United States casualties in three years of war now total 663,859. This is more than two and a half times the United States casualties of World War 1. Heaviest Army casualties were during the concentrated and furious period of the Normandy invasion. D-day also marked the beginning of a sharp ascent which continued to mount as the fighting advanced closer to Germany's borders. While the casualties on the Normandy beaches were lower than the most optimistic had guessed, the total as of January 1, 1945 was substantially higher than even the pessimistic had expected.


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