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OPE COLLEGE

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OLLAND, MICHIGAN

77th ANNIVERSARY -

Hope College, Holland. Michigan

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Fehruary 5, 1965

What A Line

IBM Computer Gets Cold Feet Registration for second s e m e s t e r classes w a s held last Tuesday. And Wednesday. And Thursday. Long lines f o r m e d outside the Carnegie G y m n a s i u m and inside the Physics-Math building as students waited for the IBM Computer to be repaired. Asked to c o m m e n t on the situation. one reliable administration .source said, " W e ' v e been wrestling with this problem for m a n y y e a r s now. The time has come to reflect upon how far we have c o m e in relation to our college c o m m i t m e n t to fiscal responsibility. We believe the inconvenience caused s t u d e n t s is offset by money we save by using the m a c h i n e . " Another administration official said, " S u r e the machine costs more. But we feel the additional cost is offset by the reduction in time r e q u i r e d to go through the new p r o c e d u r e . " The local college c o m p u t e r expert added, " T h e m a c h i n e , she don't work so good."

UNRETOUCHED PHOTOGRAPH OF PHYSICS-MATH BUILDING IK)ORWAY TO REGISTRATION SITE.

R.A.'s Face Consequences Of Administrations Inquiry All resident advisors w e r e asked this week to sign a pledge saying that they had not knowingly violated any college regulation, s t a t e or federal laws, the Ten C o m m a n d ments. or the ethical provisions of the Heidelburg Catechism. The R.A.'s have until next Monday to consider the pledge. Twothirds of them have already moved out of their rooms. One administration official, in explaining the action, said the time has come when "A Christian College m u s t define the ethical conduct by which its employees regulate their lives. Other students look up to the R.A.'s and we wouldn't want any of t h e m to get a 'Holier-than-Thou' c o m p l e x . " The c o m m e n t s of the R.A.'s were varied. Said one, " S t a t e and federal laws, the Ten C o m m a n d ments and the Catechism I can see. It's just the college regulations I can't o b e y . " Others balked at certain of the Ten C o m m a n d ments. particularly the last nine. All expressed a strong desire to t r a n s f e r to Calvin. The a d m i n i s t r a t i v e officials were hasty to add, however, t h a t just b e c a u s e the R.A.'s could 'be fired if they did not sign, this did not necessarily m e a n they would lose their jobs. "We will gladly consider each case individually and re-think our initial decis.on in t e r m s of our college policy. We desire mercy, not s a c r i f i c e , " said one official. All resident advisors who signed the pledge a r e to report to Shields

IMPORTANT! Informed sources reported today that everything is going to be okay. Highly placed spokesmen indicated that details would be forthcomiDg.

Cottage for a meeting at 9 a . m . Monday morning. Asked for a comment on these developments, President VanderWerf said. "1 admire, respect, and applaud the energy, initiative and e n t e r p r i e s of the students, administration and faculty in this ethical endeavor."

Students who complakied of standing in the cold for s e v e r a l hours c a m e face to face with some basic questions, such as the physical fitness of American youth. They c a m e through the t e s t with flymg colors. Technicians reported that a twohour delay was Caused by a d r a f t under the door of the Math-Physics building door. Several key compute r components froze due to the d r a f t . The technician said, " T h e s e machines can't take extreme changes in t e m p e r a t u r e . R e m e m ber. t h e y ' r e not as rugged as humans!" Many students spent t h e long hours in the cold by engaging in heated discussions of c a m p u s issues. A survey taken in t h e line revealed that the most f r e q u e n t topic of conversation was f r a t e r -

nity initiation procedures. Elsewhere, student l eader s were p r e p a r i n g a protest to the Administration that the registration process constituted " a gross ind gnity to human beings." They claimed the computer-directed system was a violation of h u m a n dignity and physical welfare. They appealed to the administration to call off registration immediately. Registration began Tuesday and will hopefully be finished soon. A local survey of typical student reactions to t h e new process proved to be unprintable. A survey t a k e n shortly after reg-

"We have placed a severe strain on the existing s t r u c t u r e , " said one m e m b e r of the 15-member Special Committee which produced the revision. " T h e entire chapel sysCem h a s not been sufficiently well organized. We hope that by incorporating a few m o r e people in the planning and execution of the p r o g r a m , the s t r u c t u r e and organization can be greatly simplified." The 22-p ge report emphasized that "simplicity is the essence of a truly spiritual chapel p r o g r a m . " Sweeping changes were outlined in the report. "The coercive method of having students sign chapel slips is not the best way to att r a c t s t u d e n t s , " said the r e p o r t . "We h a v e failed to relate the m o r e practical side of our life to Christianity: our spirit of competition, desire for social status and financial d r i v e s . " Among the changes were a new list of s p e a k e r s from which next semester's programs will be d r a w n . They include Bobby B a k e r speaking on "Christianity in Politics," Harlow Shapley on "How I was Converted While at Hope College," and Billie Sol E s t e s on

"The Meaning of True Conversion " The revision included provisions for " g i m m i c k s des.gned to appeal to the d e e p spiritual needs of the individual s t u d e n t . " When funds permit, a closed circuit s y s t e m will be installed for use in the overflow room. L a t e r , this m a y be turned into a campus-wide p a y TV system, with e a c h student being furnished with a chapel credit card. Another reform will be t h e use of door prizes based on the chapel n u m b e r system. These will include a complete expense-paid two week vacation in the chapel b a s e m e n t ; wall plaques r e a d ng, " I n your heart you know H e ' s r i g h t ; " Pontius Pilot hand soap bars, c o m p l e t e with washing bowls; " I ' m a P h a r isee and Proud of i t " buttons; a complete ten - minute interview with t h e college pastor; and a front-row seat in Friday chapel services. F u r t h e r interest would be engendered by contests sponsored by the Chapel Committee, SCA, Religious Life Committee and Administrative C o m m i t t e e . J u d g i n g would be by the I n t e r - f r a t e r n i t y Council, as a n e u t r a l and nonp a r t i s a n group. One "Name winner or sing

contest would be called that H y m n , " w h e r e b y the can direct the chapel choir a solo. T h e other contest

A p a r t i c u l a r l y high incidence of f r u s t r a t i o n has been noted a m o n g resident advisors. Asked for comment on this situation, P r e s i d e n t VanderWerf said, "I a d m i r e , respect and applaud the energy, in tiative and e n t h u s i a s m of the students, a d m i n i s t r a t i o n and faculty in this d e p l o r a b l e endeavor."

Grade Push Lessened As IBM Learns System The administration announced last week t h a t there would be no g r a d e s given this s e m e s t e r . M e m b e r s of the administration issued a s t a t e m e n t saying that the new IBM m a c h i n e was incapable of recording g r a d e s without a tedious p r o g r a m m i n g process that would take s e v e r a l y e a r s to complete. They expressed r e g r e t that this unforeseen oversight has occurred but s a i d they were s u r e the m a t t e r would be cleared up in time for the s u m m e r school session. Said the s t a t e m e n t . "We a r e sure that s t u d e n t s a r e a w a r e of the problems associated with the use of a new and inexperienced machine. We trust that students will continue to display patience and genuine s y m p a t h y until this problem is s o l v e d . " The, s t a t e m e n t was m i m e o g r a p h e d with the date

Be Revised A revision of the entire chapel p r o g r a m was announced this week by the Administration. Relig ous Life Committee. Student Christian Assn., Student Life Committee and the Student Senate.

istration revealed the astounding fact t h a t drinking had risen f r o m HO to W per cent. This s e e m s to be c o r r e l a t e d by a sociologist's recent report that drinking springs primarily from f r u s t r a t i o n .

would involve writing the message for the F r i d a y c h - p e l service. It would be called " W h a t ' s My Mess a g e ? " and the winner has to listen to it. The ground rules for such a contest will be very strict, laid down by the sponsoring organizations beforehand.

typed in. Reactions were

to

the

new

system

noncommittal.

One

student

stated, "They always told us not to work

for the g r a d e s

anyway.

Now we don't have any cho.ce." Another frequently h e a r d c o m m e n t was,

"Now

let's

see

them

take

away m y scholarship." Other students were asking what would h .ppen when they applied to graduate schools, but they d . d n ' t really care. F a c u l t y reaction was also mixed. One person, who for obvious reasons wishes to r e m a i n anonymous, said,

"College

should

be

much

more of a social experience. This u n n e c e s s a r y pre-occupation with g r a d e s was leading to h a r m f u l a c a d e m i c p r e s s u r e and competition. Now we can c o n c e n t r a t e on the basis of h u m a n e x p e r i e n c e living and getting along with people." Another faculty m e m b e r spelled out the consequences of the decision: "This m e a n s covering all the required m a t e r i a l in two 20minute ch pel sessions a week. Stuuents won't cym e to the ordinary classes, so we'll h a v e to drill it into t h e m in c h a p e l . "

E a c h m e s s a g e must open with the phrase, " L e t us worship God. The hymn is n u m b e r . . . " Making a n n o u n c e m e n t s before the service, such as the time and p L c e of registration, would be expressly forbidden.

One m e m b e r of the political science d e p a r t m e n t c o m m e n t e d , " A c a d e m i c freedom—at l a s t . " T h r e e prominent facuity m e m bers revealed that they plan to raid the IBM m a c h i n e and a t t e m p t to destroy its usefulness to the college c o m m u n i t y . They plan the raid for noontime sometime this week.

When as^ed for c o m m e n t on the newly r e l e a s e d plans. President VanderWerf said, "I admire, respect, and applaud the energy, initiative, and e n t e r p r i s e of the students, administration, and faculty in this e n d e a v o r . "

Asked for c o m m e n t on this drastic c h a n g e in policy. P r e s i d e n t VanderWerf stated, 1 a d m i r e , respect and applaud the e n e r g y , iniative and enthusiasm of the IBM computer in this ridiculous endeavor."

IBM Machine Helps Robbers, Responds To Marked Cards T h r e e bandits staged a daring daylight hold-up of the Hope College IBM s t u d e n t processing m a chine just before noon y e s t e r d a y in Van R a a l t e Hall. The bandits fed punched c a r d s into the m a c h i n e d e m a n d i n g t h a t it open its c a s h d r a w e r . One a r m

on the back of the m a c h i n e grabbed a n e a - b y telephone and tried to r e a c h the police. It dialed t h e wrong n u m b e r . Puzzled Administration officials a r e still trying to discover why the m a c h i n e worked for the thieves but not for them. .


February 5, 1965 Hope College ranchor

Off the Wall

What in the World? by Calvin Pcnbroke

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LAMENT—The tragic fate of a freshman last week saddened the festive semester break holidays. The boy, who suffered chronic nasal pains, somehow obtained a packet of pink pills (reliable sources claim an "under-the-counter" deal w a s arranged). The lad quickly became addicted to the tablets, which are known throughout th«' medical world for their amazingly effective curative powers, but are known to the underground world for the instant sense of well-being and health they impart. Hounded by loan-sharks and pillpushers to the end. the poor boy died of an overdose.

Clinic Cures All Sicknesses With Efficiency, Confidence (Editors note: In an effort to keep Hope students better informed on the services available to them, the anchor presents the following article on the Hope College Health Clinic.) by Zelda Skagfang The Hope College Health Clinic, located directly across f r o m Dimnent Memorial Chapel on the corne r of College and 12th Street, is one of the only college organizations which can boast having a purpose of the c a r e of the physical. "We like to keep their bodies well." said one of the n u r s e s , "so that they can go to classes and learn," The clinic is r e m a r k a b l e in its ability to handle a variety of cases with efficiency. Seldom " i s there waiting at the clinic. The patient s t e m p e r a t u r e is t a k e n ; he is given two packets of pills, one kind blue and the other being pink; and pronounced fit for class. As one student said, limping out of the clinic on his broken ankle, " M y ankle still bothers m e but the tickle in my throat is g o n e . " The college doctor is a general practitioner, able to handle all cases which come before him. However, the r u m o r that he conlined a patient suffering f r o m ext r e m e d i a r r h e a to bed with the admonition " S t a y in beu at ail l i m e s and drink lots of w a t e r , "

may prove to be unfounded. Also, it is yet undecided whether a girl, who had fallen down three flights ol s t a i r s and was told to d i s r e g a r d her h e a d a c h e and to go to the t h r e e tests s h e had that day, really h a s any basis for complaint. The college doctor complained. "Too often students c o m e in h e r e with t h e craziest e x c u s e s for missing class — brain concussions, broken bones, third d e g r e e burns, etc. What we need is a little G r e e k stoicism around here. The guy 1 really pity is the fellow with the open corn on his toe in the o t h e r room." The patient in the other r o o m , turning down his radio, TV and phonograph, and telling his t h r e e girl f r i e n d s to move away, s a i d , "1 really feel terrible. 1 c a n ' t move the e n t i r e left side of m y right foot without e x c r u c i a t i n g pain. But these n u rs e s have been just g r e a t to m e . " T h r e e y e a r s ago an investigation of the Clinic labeled it as " o n e of the most efficiently run, c a r e f u l l y a d m i n i s t e r e d organizations on the c a m p u s . Its help in m a i n t a i n i n g student well-being is i m m e a s u r able." Said Dr. Calvin VanderWerf, "1 a d m i r e , respect and applaud the energy, iniative and e n t h u s i a s m of the clinic in this physical endeavor."

This column usually p e r f o r m s an i n t e r p r e t i v e function, a s s u m i n g a basic f a m i l i a r i t y with political facts and world events. This time, p e r h a p s we should review s o m e of the basics, so that ever yon? knows w h a t ' s going on in the important popul.ition cent er s of the world — P a r i s , London. Saigon. Washington. Hamilton, and West Olive. Washington is the a p p r o p r i a t e place to begin our survey. Policym a k i n g is done by the two divisions of the Legislative Branch the Congress and the S u p r e m e Court. The C o u r t ' s function is to legalize e v e r y t h i n g that was declared unconsliiution;il in the l!)3()'s. Recently, however, the Court decided to i m p r o v e its image amongst c o n s e r v a t i v e s by being against s o m e t h i n g — they outlawed .")() s t a t e 1 e g i s l a , i , , ^s. the lT S Senate and S t a t e ' s Rights. Both houses of Congress meet to consider legislation of g r a v e imp o r t a n c e to the Democr tic P a r t y . Occasionally the D e m o c r a t s ui each house want to c a u c u s : two o r three people leave the c h a m b e : and the caucus can begin. Congress is run on the c o m m i t t e e s y s t e m , which gives the c h a i r m a n ship to the people with the fewest new ideas and the least e n e r g y to deal with new problems. An interesting sidelight to serious congression .1 deliberations is the Invest gating C o m m i t t e e , which gives Congressmen the c h a n c e to fulfill their childhood d e s i r e s to play Dick T r a c y . One recent investigation f e a t u r e d Bobby B a k e r . v\h() is one of the finest politicians

money can buy. The Bobby Baker s c a n d a l is curicntly b o n g m a d e into a movie exposing the whole a f f a i r . It fea hires a cast of thousands, with all of high officialdom taking lime off to participate in the filming. The executive b r a n c h of the United States Government is headed by Lyndon Johnson, whose chief responsibility is to p r e p a r e mess a g e s to be sent to Congress. Barry Goldwaler at one t i m e r a n unsuccessfully for this high office, but his candidacy did p r o v e one thing: 27 million A m e r i c a n s can be wrong. H e a d q u a r t e r s for the executive b r a n c h is the White House, wh.ch also double for the P o v e r t y Headq u a r t e r s of \ m e r i c a . This organization has been r e m a r k a b l y successful in c r e a t i n g poverty. Kstim a t e s of the amount of poverty in America rose from 20 million to 40 and ')<) million people as m o r e money was a p p r o p r i a t e d for wiping it out. Next on our review of world event s is the s.tuation in Saigon, Viet Nam. No one is quite s u r e who i> p r e m i e r at the m o m e n t and f u r t h e r m o r e no one c a r e s ; even if they did. it is highly unlikely they could pronounce the n a m e anyway. Viet Nam is the subject of a hot 'jontroversy m this country, especially between Huntley and Brinkley. Br.nkley calls it Viet Nam • " a " as in S a m 1 while Hunt ley p r e f e r s the Asi .n version ' " a " as in p a l m 1 . Like the w a r itself, no one is p a r t i c u l a r l y enthusiastic about winning this c o n t r o v e r s y

Pt

Paris is the next capital to be visited. G e n e r a l De Gaulle is president of F r a n c e b e c a u s e no one else could

l>e

as

stubborn

and

the ^

F r e n c h like big noses. In d e s i r i n g to iK'come a third force in world politics. Mr. De Gaulle h is b e c o m e somewhat of a fifth wheel. He h a s been

one

of

the

chief

obstacles

in the c r e a t i o n of an multi l a t e r a l force,

a

proposal

which

would

cause s u b m a r i n e c a p t a i n s to shout their o r d e r s in five d i f f e r e n t languages. France

recently

beg-in

trading

with Red China. This will probably only be a t e m p o r a r y a r r a n g e m e n t , however,

since

the

Chinese

are

unlikely to learn F r e n c h just for a couple of lousy Opels ami few F r e n c h m e n a r e likely to l e a r n C h nese just so they can own bamboo f.shing poles. Of vital importance to t h e U.S. is the situat.o.i in Moscow. At on-4 time the r u l e r s of ibis sm 11. provincial country declared that all the steel mills belonged to all the people. They gave this idea up when a crowd a p p e a r e d one d a y and everyone tok their s h a r e , leaving the c o m m i s a r w.th two buttons to push and enough steel to start imilding the first privately-owned dep . r l m e n t store. C o m r a d e Khrushchev recently moved into a new house, one much closer to his new responsib.litic.-. which consist of raising wheat on a modest two-acre f a r m , lie is an e x a m p . e of the recently-developed unemploymenl problem of Russia today. wh.L'h P r a v d a c l a i m s is a result ol newly-instituied cap.talibl practices in industry. Yes, the world is indeed changing. In (. hina people line up to eai in Russia they line up to see Ixmin: in Mississippi they line up to register to vole; in Holland we line up to register to learn so m a y be we can \ o t e later on. Doubtlc.by the lime we as s t u d e n t s h a v e taken our respective places in t h e world, m a n y m o r e c h a n g e s will have o c c u r r e d . The Ch.ne.se will have b r o a d ; Russians will h .ve iorgotten Lenin; Negroes will be voting n Mississippi. But you can bet they'll still be s t a n d i n g in line to icgiMer m Holland, uVhciiigan.

Ill';

lilli!'

Resist ratioji Registration will begin Monday tor tin' summer session.

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH in college files failed in the effort to provide "before" and "after" pictures of the Health Clinic for readers who may be aware of renovation work recently completed there. No "before" photographs could be found.

Administration officials emphas zed that this was made necessary by delays anticipated in the registration process. "We're aiming to finish by July 4, but it might be t.ght!"

Brave Senators Lay Inlbrmalion on lahk An inspired, determined Student Senate aggressively dealt with seve r a l m a j o r c a m p u s issues at its r e g u l a r meeting Tuesday night in the Student Senate room. Women's attire first c a m e to the Senate floor. Several concerned women students proposed that the informal dress regulation be c h a n g e d . The s e n a t o r s a g r e e d that the most powerful student organization should take active m e a s u r e s to change the rule. A report was then m a d e that the Association of Women Students board felt that this m a t t e r w a s outside t h e jurisdicion of the Student Senate, ben.im e n t was strong that the rule needed to be changed. A f t e r thinking over the implications of any action, the s e n a t o r s agreed that they should not act

too hastily on the m a t t e r lest the Senate offend the m e m b e r s of the AWS Board. Final decision on the m a t t e r was postponed until the next m e e t i n g . The next issue considered by the Senate was pink slips. P e r s o n n e l associated with the clinic sent a m e s s a g e to the s e n a t e saying t h e y favored an end to pink slips. Said the letter, "We feel t h a t p nk slips have been d e t r i m e n t a l to the m o r ale of the student body and t h a t they h a v e hindered the effective operation of the clinic." Several senators stated they favored continuing use of pink slips and that they actually e n c o u r a g e d class a t t e n d a n c e even by s t u d e n t s who w e r e not feeling too well. Others felt it discouraged class att e n d a n c e , for those with pink slips

suggested that L i b e r a c e has a felt e m b a r r a s s e d when they had to swinging version of the last ounce walk into a c l a s s and p r e s e n t t h e m of B ethoven's F i f t h ; this was disto the t e a c h e r . c a r d e d b e c a u s e no one in the SenA motion w a s m a d e and seconded that p.nk slips be .used only in ( ale nau neurd oi L i Dj r ace. A motion was m a d e and second" e x t e n u a t i n g c i r c u m s t a n c e s . " Afed that the Senate postpone furthter thinking over the possible imer considerat on of this m a t t e r plications of this motion to o t h e r c a m p u s groups, such as AWS. the until a later meeting. That mot.on was then tabled in an unprecedentmotion was tabled until the next ed move of p a r l i a m e n a r y genius. m e e t ng. Several senators asked about Bob Donia. NSA co-ordinator. p r o g r e s s toward bringing a bigthen presented a buugel request n a m e group to c a m p u s . It was for $618.95 to recover his expendits t a t e d that J a c k i e D u n h a m w a s ures in a r e c e n t t r i p to Chicago unavailable for professional enteron NSA business. Wearing a new taining, b e c a u s e this would m e a n H a r t . S c h a f n e r and M a r x suit. a loss of b i s welfare p a y m e n t s . Donia explained that such t r i p s Kate Smith w a s dropped f r o m conw e r e n e c e s s a r y to m a i n t a i n a high sederation on her own request, student -morale in conducting the due to the illness of one member, various activities of the NSA comof h e r rock-in-roll combo. Someone mittee. , -

After considering this problem for several m i n u t e s , the Senate moved to let Donia handle this with the A d m i n i s t r a t i o n . A f t e r consider ng the po'ential diff cullies the NSA c o o r d i n a t o r could c r e a t e , the s e n a t e muveu to labie this motion until a later t i m e . P r e s i d e n t N e c k e r s asked if t h e r e w a s f u r t h e r business. Seeing t h e r e was none, a motion w^s m a d e to a d j o u r n . A f t e r considering the possible consequences of this motion. the S e n a t e decided to t a b . e it for two weeks and everyone left. Asked for his c o m m e n t on t h e work of the Senate so f a r this y e a r . P r e s i d e n t VanderWerf said. " I a d m i r e , r e s p e c t , and applaud the e n e r g y , initiative, and e n t e r p r i s e of the students, a d m i n i s t r a t i o n a n d faculty in this fine e n d e a v o r . "


February 5, 1965

The Shoulder to the Millstone

Mystic ranchor-gmm U u ' lastest in a s m c s ^ o l -ancient h i d d e n d r a w i n g s u h u h . u p o n m c d i i a i i o n . u v e a l i h c keys t o the secreis of lile.

0

N( i \ ( . \ i \ \ ( ; K r ( ; i \ L PROIU.KM o n o m campns has leached a state of hitherto u n k n o u n pioportions.

( o m m m i K a i i o n u i i h the u l t i m a t e well-si)!iugs ol l h e m e a n i n i ; ol l i l e . accordino k , i | h . v e n e i a h l e sages of o l d e n limes, d e m . m d s i h e u l m o s i exereise ol i n t e l i e d u a l i i n i l i n i u i l i \ e | ) o \ \ t i s . I h e i e l o i c , ihev d e m o n s i i a l e d t h a i l)\ s e \ e i e ( o i K e n i i i i i i o n the m i n d c m devise s \ m l ) o l s w h i r h Nield h i e s m \ s l e i i e s i h r o u g h M m e i c ( o n t e m p l ! ! ! ion.

N o longei can the niemhcrs ol o u r cam pus c o n i i i i u n i t v

called to c i a d i c a l e the d e p l o i a h l e state ol aflaiis fnought

s t •<

hv Ihe

ignoiancc

and

inaintained

ravages of l i h e r a l i s m in the

c x t i e m e have taken t h e i r l o l l as a t h i e l in the night a n d those w h o s o j i n i i w i t h i n the gates

way < i n f o O u t

the n u m h e r * I " (mystic: s y m b o l of a( k l i n e hetween eac h p a i r of con-

sleeping dogs lie? Yes. to steal in as wolves i n sheep's c l o t h i n g ? l i a s il been so l o n g t h a t we have

lot got te n

1^

must

he

awakened

to

the

is mode

cannot h l a m e anyone h u t ourselves. T h e b u r den

lies u p o n o u r shoulders, the chains of

h u m a n b o n d a g e clang at every step. T h o u sands. m i l l i o n s of the less f o r t u n a t e cry o u t lot help.

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peace a n d .har-

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l a t e l u l day w h e n u n p r i n c i -

the lence. A n d w h o can deny the age-old t r u t h

pled outsiders, jealous ol the cpiiet joy ol o u r

that u n i t e d we stand, separated we are b u t a

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clemn t h e m l o i b e i n u h u m a n .

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t u r n the l i r s t stone. W e m u s t have e d u c a t i o n o n l y a m o r e c o m p l e t e u n d e r s t a n d i n g of this f i e l d ol w h e a l a n d tares can reap success, lest the i g n o r a n t sow their o w n oats.

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This may sound like sour grapes, but we girls, the m e m b e r s of the Hope eheerleading squad, are the most f r u s t r a t e d girLs on the campus. Every home s a m e we get out on the Civic Center floor and implore our fellow dike-jumpers in the stands to exercise their diap h r a g m s and give a lusty bellow for those good old Flying Dutchmen. And every home g a m e we end up with laryngitis trying to convince everyone to cheer. All we hear is "Bite 'em. Bite 'em. In addition while we are cheering for good old Hope, our best beaus are up in the stands laughing and flirting. We cry on each other's shoulders and swear revenge. The rest of the evening is spent in breaking up and making up. So come on everyone, make life a litt'e c s ' e r for those girls in the short white skirts out on tihe Civic Center floor. One cheer from you and we'll all be hapoy. Hope Gollege Cheerlcading Squad

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I'd like to protest the tacit paganism latent in the cheers we are asked to shout at Hooe sporting events. 1 may be old-fashioned, but I believe I am right in asserting that the barbarism inherent in those ghastly chants indicates

the primitive savagry to which our generation is decay-ing. For example, at every g a m e a bevy of scantily clad young ladies flounce out onto the floor and, with contortions thinly disguised aschoreography .but actually rivaled only by the fertility rites of remote Ne Guinea, urge their compatriots to brawling with s c r e a m s of " L e t ' s have one big fight!" The mind reels at the thought, sir, the mind reels. Could not a special committee be set up under the auspices of the Religious life Committee. Student Life Committee and SCA to study this deplorable situation The mind reels, s : r , it positively does. Emily Van Gronkelnortscher In recent weeks a student publication at Hope slated with obvious rancor that science majors have not spent Enough time in broadening their educational experiences with courses and other programs in the humanities. I, fore one, would like to take excepshun to that point. A science student, especially one like myself investigating the endocrine system of the Congolese tapeworm, has no need for courses in English, history or sighkowlogy. In our lives things are not relative. We are men of logic and reason. We are mortal. Therefore logic and reason

are mortal. Scientists nave the tools in their hands to wipe out all of civilization, so looking at the hole thing realisticly, nobody has any cho ce: SCIENCE RAINS SUPREME! We dare anyone to doubt the force of our logic or the profundity of our truth. Enough said on this indesputable point. I remain respectfully yours til black ink decomposes, Galileo Testublnga Dear Editor: As a humanities major (composite Music-Russian), I must say that all this demand for science courses for liberal arts studies is noth ng more than a subversive plot by the communists (mostly likely the Chinese) to foist an age of gimmickery upon us. A little science is JOK, 1 suppose but I seriously believe that this matter of specialization is getting out of hand. After all, once we learn Einstein's Law of Thermodynamics and Boils Law for making steam, how much more must be shoved down our eustachion tubes? Please, gentlemen, the quantity of mercy isn't changed a whole lot, so why not give us humanity scholars a break? Anyway. I know I'm no Galileo Testubinga, but you've got to admit I'm trying.

Jacob J. Jacobsma


February 5, 1965

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Psych-Philosophy vs X

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by Clyve Brandwell

LAVISH MUSICAL NUMBERS highlight the new smash hit movie X And The Single Girl." The exotic themes portrayrd in these key scenes (here performed by the Xavier Malibu dancers and chorus) dramatically personify the evil forces included in the overpowering symbolism of the mystic X. ,4

Variety of Assemblies To Highlight Tuesdays by Xavier Malibu A weekly ppsembly program on T u e s d a y s m a r k s a c h a n g e in the second s e m e s t e r schedule. The change occurred out of a student d e m a n d for a g r e a t e r variety of s p e a k e r s on the c a m p u s . A student c o m m i t t e e working with m e m b e r s of the a d m i n i s t r a tion and faculty has a t t e m p t e d to bring s p e a k e r s to the c a m p u s . The purpose of this change, according to one of the a d m i n i s t r a t ors on the c o m m i t t e e , is "to supplement the daily chapel p r o g r a m with men of outstanding ability in articulating t h e Christian Faith." Student m e m b e r s of the committee were not available for comment. The c o m m i t t e e felt t h a t the hour set aside for the a s s e m b l y would p e r m i t the speaker to develop his topic m o r e fully. More time, they reasoned, also c r e a t e s a g r e a t e r possibility for awakening latent relig.on on the c a m p u s . P l a n s for all the T u e s d a y s h a v e not been formalized, but the committe reported that it is scouring •he R e f o r m e d Church in western Michigan in order to obtain as m a n y men from as m a n y different kinds of churches as possible. Next Tuesday, Rev. Menno Hoogendoom f r o m Byron C e n t e r . Mich, will deal with the power of the Gospel in his meditation "Christianity in the Celery F i e l d s . " Rev. Hoogendoom w a s born in Zeeland, Mich., and g r a d u a t e d f r o m Hope in 1934. He received his B.D. at Western Theological Seminary in 1937 and has served parishes in Holland, Hamilton, Zeeland. Kalamazoo and most recently. Byron Center. The rest of the announced speakers for the new and b r o a d e r program are: F e b . 23—Rev. Albertus Hoovinga, Zeeland, Mich., speaking on the c h u r c h ' s responsibility for inner-city work based on his experiences in Holland, Zeeland and Hamilton. March ^—Rev. Hans Vander Flit, Holland, Mich., s p e a k i n g on "Christianity and Sex: Are the

Two I n c o m p a t i b l e ? " March 9—Rev. Daniel Dykhuizen. South Holland. 111., "The R e f o r m e d Church and Its Mission to Catholics." March 1&—Rev. Pieter Vander B a k e r s m a , Overisel. Mich.. "Christianity and the Business Ethic or Why You Should Join the Church." March 23—Rev. Dirck Van Ourglass. West Olive, Mich.. "A Second Look at Integration in a Small Dutch C o m m u n i t y . " The student c h a i r m a n of the c o m m i t t e e said. "This p r o g r a m gives the student an excellent c h a n c e to broaden his u n d e r s t a n d ing of the outside world. These p r o g r a m s have been planned with the interest of every Hope student in mind. The success or failure of this p r o g r a m depends on the student. We hope that each person will t a k e it upon himself to m a k e these assemblies as m e a n i n g f u l as possible to h i m . " Dr. Calvin VanderWerf said. "I a d m i r e , respect and applaud the energy, initiative and Enterprise of the students, a d m i n i s t r a t i o n and faculty in this fine e n d e a v o r . "

Local moviegoers last night were privileged to view one of the most scintillating Hollywood c r e a t i o n s in veritable ages. "X And The Single G i r l " will undoubtubly Ix' every responsible critic's choice for this y e a r ' s Oscar. Based on E d n a H a m i l t o n ' s m e r c u r i a l nation-wide bestseller. • Seduction In Math 15," the film is a scathing probe into the m y r i a d complexities of the h u m a n spirit and u n d e r m i n i n g influences of middle-class i m m o r a l i t y . Set in a s m a l l mid-western college town, the tortured story unfolds in the classroom of n introductory m a t h e m a t i c s course in a small mid-western college class; oom. The c a m e r a is focused symbolically on the slender ankle of an unwary co-ed. (The psychophilosophical r a m i f i c a t i o n s ol this alone a r e s h a t t e r i n g . ) Throughout the m a s t e r f u l work angles l.ke this a r e continually utilized to p r o d u c e many stirring effects. The co-ed. a c h a r m i n g young m a t h m a j o r , is Bette Davis at her most voluptuous. Although Miss Davis has affected some a w e s o m e and a d m i r a b l e c h a r a c t e r i z a t i o n s during her r a t h e r prolific c a r e e r , ihis one is by f a r the most astounding. Her soul-rending torment begins with a s e e m ng.y innocent personal relationship with her fiercely a t t r a c t i v e instructor, played with c h a r a c t e r i s t i c dash and b r a v a d o by B e r t L a h r . While taking a d v a n t a g e of the proverbial "excellent opportunities for sound student-faculty relations h i p s " Lahr leads the unwitting Davis into a deadly t r a p of deception. c r i m e , lust, passion, guilt, self - destruction and. ironically, sin. The web of emotional and psychological complications is strengthened. if not created in totality, to say the least, by the s u p e r b abundance—or one might m o r e accurately say. superabundance—of symbolism. This is f u r t h e r enhanced, if not completely and m o r e than usually effectively projected, by a not loo inhibited application of various and quite artistic, one

Painting To Be Unveiled Sunday, South Africa To Donate Artwork Sometime on Sunday, F e b . 7, in Van Zoeren Library, an orginal sketch by the South A f r i c a n a r t i s t Klaas Vander Wist will be unveiled for public scrutiny, provided it can be sent through t h e mail. The presentation will be m a d e by a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of the South A f r i c a n government who w a s passing through Holland on his way to 'Miami Beach for a two-month vacation. The painting is all black and white, featuring occasional splotches of yellow in the b j r e spots. The subject of the painting was not disclosed, but inside word h a s il that the a r t i s t h a s given an im-

pressionistic interpretation of a city al night with all the lights off. Little is known about the a r t i s t except that he g r a d u a t e d f r o m a fly-by-night a r t a c a d e m y in the outskirts of P a r i s . He swept floors for three months in the Louvre and word has it he w a s inspired to become an artist a f t e r resigning f r o m this job. Asked for his opinion concerning the actions taken to bring the painting to c a m p u s , P'resident VanderWerf staled, "1 a d m i r e , r e s p e c t , and applaud the e n e r g y , initative and e n t e r p r i s e of the students, administration and faculty in this cultural e n d e a v o r . "

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might i n t e r j e c t , and highly skillful, if not superbly m a s t e r f u l , c a m e r a techniques. The inherent symbolism in the o r d i n a r y classroom situation was one of the f i l m ' s most shocking, if not totally comprehensible, projections. The clean, untouched pieces of chalk—of d i f f e r e n t colors: the view of the chapel steeple through the window: the parabol is d r a w n with c a r e f u l precision on the b o a r d : these all served to m o r e dynamically and electrifying underscore the underlying principle of the film.

And one cannot think too long on this principle. Yet. one cannot fail to think on it. It is an int'insic part of each of our daily existences. It is that force which governs our most significant and far reaching actions. This principle, this " X . " this universal symbol of the passionate s t r u g g ' o of mankind is the underlying principle of the film; it is the underlying principle of our lives. T h e r e f o r e , any • movie t h e a t r e should not only be anxious but proud as well to fly this p i c t u r e ' s n a m e f r o m its highest m a r q u e e .

Mortarboard's French Film Utilizes Li^ht - Dark Symbols The next in the series of MortarBoard films is the F r e n c h film. • "Aus Meinen Leben und D e n k e n . " The film is unique in its presentation of the stream-of-consciousness of a F r e n c h Foreign Legion soldier on the Algerian d e s e r t . The English titles com e through well against the b a c k g r o u n d of the desert in contrast to other foreign movies. The entire movie is set d u r i n g the scorching daylight and night is shown to be com.ng but never fully present. One critic said concerning this. " T h e motif of the light of day and the d a r k n e s s of night is util zed effectively to proclaim the existentialist doctrine of meaning only in life and absolute absence of m e a n i n g in d e a t h . " The critic f u r t h e r explicated the m o u n t a i n s on the horizons as being phallic symbols. "Autho 1 * B . r d o t . " he said, " s e e m s to be saying that all of life is sensual, aspiring t o w a r d s a divine being which is essentially f e m a l e . " The movie f e a t u r e s an all-male cast of unknown actors. T h e entire cast was praised for its p e r f o r m a n c e al the Cannes F i l m Festival. Said the judges. " T h e s e men convey m a n ' s essentially animalistic and sensual n a t u r e . Producer D u r e a u . in spite of his claim that he discovered these m e n at the Sorbonne. could only find m e n of such b a s e n e s s in the bars of Paris." Said the c h a i r m a n of the Mortar-

Board film p r o g r a m . Carina Kimtovitch. "I urge all s t u d e n t s to attend th's film for its r e l e v a n c y to m a n ' s c o n t e m p o r a r y situation and its m e s s a g e of p r o f u n d i t y . " The film will be shown in Snow And torium at 7 and 9 p.m. Said Dr. Calvin VanderWerf. " I a d m i r e , r e s p e c t , and applaud the e n e r g y , initiative and e n t e r p r i s e of the students. a d m i n i s t r a t i o n and faculty in this cultural e n d e a v o r . "

Millstone

Late

After Strikes Editor Arslee Waxwing of the Hope College M llstone announced today that the Millstone will not be available for s o m e lime yet. "We hope lo receive t h e m as soon as the p r i n t e r ' s s t r i k e is o v e r , " Waxwing said. F o r m e r delays w e r e the result of a p h o t o g r a p h e r s ' s strike, a c o p y - r e a d e r s ' strike, failure of ade q u a t e censoring supervision and the lack of a reason for publishing the thing at all. " P r o d u c t on h a s been slow, but we have learned from our mist a k e s , " said the editor. "And we h a v e really learned a lot." Asked for a c o m m e n t on the newest development. Dr. VanderWerf s t a t e d , " T h a i ' s loo b a d . "

A Slip of the Tongue (ISothin^ Changed But Names To Protect the Innocent) Several key m e m b e r s of the Religious Li e C o m m i t t e e w e r e late in arriving al that g r o u p ' s m e e t i n g in the P r e s i d e n t ' s room a week ago T h u r s d a y . The c h a i r m a n stated that there w e r e several i m p o r t a n t i t e m s al the lop of the agenda and he opposed beginning until e v e r y o n e was there. "1 move we place the least i m p o r t a n t things on the top of the a g e n d a , " a fellow faculty m e m b e r said. The c h a i r m a n replied, "All right WPl you open w ; lh p r a y e r ? " Dr. VanderWerf was nol available for c o m m e n t .

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