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Christie, Rietberg Combine In Joint Recital March 25 The Music D e p a r t m e n t announces the joint recital of Elizabeth Christie, vocalist and Roger Rietberg, organist, on Tuesday evening, March 25, at 8:15 in the chapel. Elizabeth Christie is a Junior, and her home is in New Jersey. In 1940 and 41 she was a member of the New Jersey All-State Chorus. When she entered Hope in 1942, she wort the Freshman Voice Scholarship. A f t e r her Sophomore year she left Hope, and during the winter of 1944 studied voice with Gerald Duberta of New York. She is a music m a j o r and has been s t u d y i n g voice with Prof. Robert Cavanah. Roger Rietberg, a senior returned to Hope in F e b r u a r y 1940 a f t e r 32 months in the Army Air Corps, s e r v i n g with the troop-carrier squadron in Italy. While in Italy, he w a s o r g a n i s t f o r the chapel services. Roger has studied piano f o r eight years, six in his home town, Grand Rapids, and two while at Hope. He studied organ for fi months in Grand Rapids, and is in

his thiru semester of organ study with Mrs. Snow. He is o r g a n i s t and director of the Boy's Choir in the Eighth Reformed Church of Grand Rapids. The recital program is:I These Are They. Gaul i) Mio Babbina Cara Puccini Betty Christie, vocalist II Fugue in G Major Bach Jeiui, Joy of Man's Desiring... Bach Roger Rietberg, organist III Extasc Du Pare Ouvres tes Yeur Bleus....Massanaet Romance Debussy Betty Christie IV Chorale No. 3 in A minor ...Franck Roger Rietberg V None But the Lonely Heart Tschaikowsky Do Not Go My Love Hageman When I Bring To You Colour'd Toys ..Carpenter I Love The3 Dear Grieg VI Festival Prelude on Ein' Feste Faulkes i Burg

Miss Van Domelen Joins Faculty

Sophomores Plan Spring Party

March 21, the Hope College Memorial Chapel will be the scene of the All-College sing sponsored this year by Student Council. Alma Vander Hill, chairman of the event, has been working with the general committee composed of Betty Van Lente, Joe Palmer, and Max Frego to make this one of the best musical presentations the college students will hear. The All-College sing originated

YW Question Box Features Kruithot

appointed a committee to be in charge of redecorating the basement of Van Raalte Hall. Committee members are Prof. Avison and Miss Meyers representing the faculty; Dr. Raymond from the administration department.

A f t e r being successful in winning the pull and Nykerk cup last fall, uate of Michigan S t a t e Normal the sophomore class is continuing College, Ypsilanti, has assumed the its active year by having a party position of Women's Physical Edu- on March 22. Chairmen in charge cation Instructor. Miss Van Dome- of the big affair are Connie Hinga, len t a u g h t f o r three years at Te- Marie Buttlar, Bob Burton, and Walt Boerman. cumseh, Michigan.

Hollander, Germans Request Pen Pals Two letters have come to the attention of the Anchor within the past few weeks. One is f r o m an International PenFriendship Club in Germany and another f r o m an eighteen-year-old boy in the Netherlands. Both letters expressed a desire to correspond with someone in the United States. The address of the boy in Netherlands is: G. Rekkers, V o o r s t r a a t 42, W i j h a a n Zee, Noord-Holland, Nederland. The address of the person in c h a r g e of the International Pen-Friendship Club is: Miss A. M. Braun, 13b Miinchen 15, LindOf IOC/A r0y onv w u m Strasse, 126/A, Germany, ia, U. S. Zone. Miss Braun Bavaria writes t h a t t h e club members would be willing to write in either E n g lish or German.

Working with the main chairmen are three committees. Max Boersma heads the program committee composed of Mary Van Loo, Irene Heemstra, and Baxter Elhart. The r e f r e s h m e n t s are being handled by Lorraine Tempest and her committee made up of Paul Hinkamp and Betty De Ryke. Shirley Leslie Lee Sneden, Kay McQueen, am Duane Vander Yacht are making sure t h a t the p a r t y is being publicized. All sophomores who have paid their dues are entitled to this evening of f u n . Those who haven't paid their dues should pay them to Betty Weaver or their chapel monitors.

Modern Language Club Meets Mar. 1( The Modern Language Club held its r e g u l a r meeting in the chapel on March 10, 1947. The Dutch class t a u g h t by Miss Bouvy was in charge of the program for the eve ning. Miss J a n t i n a Holleman gave an interesting paper on the History of Dutch Music. She also accom panied the group in the singing of Dutch folk songs and Wilhelmus, the National Anthem. The folk tunes included a round, "De Be zem," "Slaap, Kindje Slaap," "Klein Klein K l e n t e r t j i , " " D a a r Zatten Zenen Kikkertjes," "Ik Heb Mijn Volgelladen" w ®Ken v o , g e , l a a e " . . . . . . The program also included the showing of two films. The one was entitled "Zuiderzee" and the other "The Peoples of the Indies."

Annual Penny Carnival Aids Sarospatak College The Woman's Activity League plans to be in the limelight on March 28, when it will again sponsor a Penny Carnival in the gymnasium. Last year and again this year the student® of Sarospatak College will be sent clothes bought by the p Duri ^ $ a s t two y e a n , Hope student ve had the needs of these ] irian students impressed u ^ m. Again we students sip t o bring comfort and iness to these people. Miss lizabeth Lichty, W-AJU advisor, haa received a personal letter of t n a i t y and appreciation from one of t h e college professors at Sar-








Emersonians were judged best. A cup donated by Mrs. Grace Fenton

The YMCA meeting on March was presented to the group. Again in 1942 the Sorosis and 18 will be a question box lead by Rev. Bastian Kruithof of First Emersonian took top honors, AllReformed Church, Holland. College sings were then disconThe questions may be on any- tinued throughout the war. thing and must be turned in to This year begins the annual cabinet members by Monday, March 17. Betty Timmer and Har- event anew. J u d g i n g this year will riet Hains are in c h a r g e of the be done by Mrs, E, Baughman of meeting. the faculty, Mr. Quackenbush of Election of officers will be held Grand Haven and a third judge not on March 25. March 11, Dr. Veryet announced. geer spoke on the topic, "Giving a This year judging will be on tone Scientific Explanation f o r Various quality, interpretation of song, Things in the Bible". T h e meeting technique, selection, direction,- acwas in charge of Rosalind Scholten companiment, s t a g e presence and The U. S. Naval Reserve Travel- and Marjorie Stephens. appearance. ing Unit which is on tour throughEach f r a t e r n i t y and sorority will out the State of Michigan f o r the sing their own song plus one of purpose of enrolling veterans of all Iheir own choice. This year the branches of the Armed Forces, inArcadians will present, " T h e Sun cluding ex-waves, in the Naval Goes Down"; Emersonian, "Song The second annual Collegiate Reserve Inactive Duty Program, of Songs"; F r a t e r n a l , " T h e Bells will be on Hope's campus today Photography Exhibition sponsored of St, M a r y ' s " ; Knickerbockers, by Kappa Alpha Nu, national and tomorrow, Thursday and Fri"Moon Medley"; Cosmopolitans. pictorial journalism honor f r a t e r day, March 13 and 14, 1947, between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Any nity will be held at the university "Old Man N o a h " . veteran desiring f u r t h e r particulars of Missouri. The A. S. A. F r e s h m a n Girl on the opportunities offered Any college student is eligible Society will sing "The Desert through this new rapidly-growing to enter one to eight prints using Song" by Romberg; Delphi, "When Naval Reserve Civilian program is news, f e a t u r e s or pictorial sub- Day is Done"; Dorian, "Reverie"; urged to contact Lt. ( j g ) J. H. ject matter. The deadline f o r these Sibylline, " L a m p s of Evening"; F a b e r , Officer in Charge of the entries is April 30, 1947. There is Sorosis, "Trees"; Thesaurian Traveling Recruiting Unit. no entry fee but pictures must be " S w e e t h e a r t s " . sent prepaid. P r i n t s may be of any Other committees for t h e sing size but must be mounted on a r e : publicity, LeRoy Koranda; standard 16''x20'' boards. Chapel Accomodations, R u s s NorThe winner of the contest will den; Flowers and Decorations, receive a new E a s t m a n twin-lens Ruth D e G r a f f ; P r o g r a m s , Dale Glory Day was held Thursday reflex camera, donated by "Pop- Akridge; Max F r e g o ; J u d g e s , Phyl Haskins, March 6, in honor of Hope's win- ular Photography magazine.

Lounge Committee Naval Reserve Unit Members Chosen Visits Campus The Student Council recently Today, Tomorrow

Miss Louise Van Domelen, g r a d -

During the war she joined the Army and worked at Walter Reed Hospital doing physical therapywork. She t h e n went overseas and returned only recently to Holland, Michigan, where her f a t h e r resides. The girl's physical education was formerly under the direction of Mr. Jack Schouten who has been kept very busy with the added men enrollment. A new instructor in physical instruction will enable credit courses to be offered to help present students teach physical education in other schools.

Hope's Societies Point Toward Sing Honors

ospatak. The advice from the committee is to start saving those pennies now. A variety of booths will be set up by the sororities, fraternities, the Alcor Society, The Blue Key Society, the Y's, Freshman girls, and the faculty. For the information of the newer students, these booths will probably include games of Bingo, some games of skill, the selling of various refreshments, a picture gallery, a telegram office, fortune telling, and other activities peculiar to carnivals. Marjorie Lucking and Betty VanBeuren are in charge of this event

Student members a r e : Art Van Eck and Alida Kostermann as " Y " representatives; Gabby VanDis from the Student Council; and Lou Bixby and Bobbie Bilkert as Committee chairmen. This committee will act on all matters . . . financial or otherwise . . . . connected with the project. It has been decided that the Blue Key Book Story will be modernized, the Koffee Kletz will stay where it is, and the J a n i t o r ' s room will be shut off. Suggestions for f u r t h e r improvement will be taken from the questionaires returned by students. o

Alcohol Problem Is Competition Theme Dr. Irwin J. Lubbers has been asked to serve on a six-man executive committee of the Intercollegiate Association for the study of the Alcohol Problem. T h i s agency is not a new or temporary movement; it is a p e r m a n e n t agency f o r education on the Alcohol Problem, specializing in service to colleges, students and high school teachers. Because of the acute problem at the present time the organization has launched an intensive 4-year post-war program. Dr. Lubbers has been interested in this committee for a number of years. There was a chapter of the association active on Hope's campus a number of years ago. To stimulate thought and action the association is staging an editorial contest offering a total of 19 prizes with a value of $560.00. Theme of the editorials is "Outgrowing Alcoholic Culture," and contenders may write on any phase of this general theme. The contest is open to u n d e r g r a d u a t e college students, enrolled for the year 1946-47, only. Entries will be received up to J u n e 30, 1947, but f o r a better chance at the e x t r a monthly prizes the student is advised to write early. F i r s t prize will be $200.00, second — $50.00 each (2 prizes), t h i r d — $ 2 0 . 0 0 each (10 prizes), and $10.00 will be awarded f o r each editorial selected f o r publication in the "International Stud e n t " magazine. o

Student Addresses I. R. Club Tonight The International Relations Club will hold its regular meeting this evening at 7:15 P.M. The club will have as its speaker for this meeting Jan Van Schilfgaarde, formerly from the Hague, Netherlands, and now at home in Hope's 'T' Barracks. Jan will tell something about his own country . . . . at peace, at war, and while under German occupation.

Photo Exhibition Held at U. of Mo.

Glory Day Honors Basketball Champs

ning the M. I. A. A. Championship The day was spent in honoring the team t h a t brought this distinction

Prof. Cavanaugh Releases Concert Tour Program For Men's Glee Club

A pep rally held in Carnegie Gymnasium a f t e r Chapel opened the events of the day. It f e a t u m the cheerleaders, college band Coach Hinga, and the team. The g r o u p then assembled for the snake dance, which went through Senior J u n i o r and Christian high schools At 10:00 A.M. the Holland theater was opened to the group, The movie, "The Mighty McGurk" was presented. The afternoon w a s left f r e e to the students to spend as they wish ed. The general chairmen of the I t has recently been announced activities were Bud Koranda, t h a t the Sixteenth Annual MidLouise TerBeek, and Betty Van western Conference of the International Relations Clubs, sponsored Lente. by the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, is to be held a t Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 4th and 5th. Three members and the sponsor of Hope's International Relations Club will repreOn Friday, March 7, Mr. Allen of sent Hope's Club at the conference: Holland was present at a meeting Miss Metta J. Ross, sponsor, Chesof t h e Anchor Staff to give them ter Droog, club president, Joanne information on newspaper writing. Decker and Don Vandenberg. Mr. Allen is a member of the ediThe theme of the conference is torial staff of the Holland Evening to be "Building the New World." Sentinel. Under the topic of reconstruction, Mr. Allen gave the staff pointers the discussions will be centered on writing good headlines and news around displaced persons, the miarticles by criticism and examples nority problem, the restoration of of good writing. A t the end of his defeated nations, the democratizing suggestions, questions were an- of the defeated nations, and world swered. re-education under UNOSCO. i This is the first of several visiAlso to be discussed is the probt o r s the Anchor staff is anticipat- lem of d i s a r m a m e n t which will ining. Dr. Clarence DeGraaf, in clude d i s a r m a m e n t vs. security, an c h a r g e of t h e project, is planning international police force, the menon several members of the Grand ace of renascent facism, and the Rapids Press. menace of world communism. o Under the problem of perfecting

Int. Relations Schedules Meet At Butler U.

Anchor Staff Hears Sentinel Journalist

Rudolph Ganz Presents Recital In Hope Chapel Mr. Rudolph Ganz, director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, presented a lecture demonstration and piano recital for Hope College students and faculty this morning at 11:00. Until last year Mr. Ganz was formerly the assistant director of the Chicago Symphony. He will be on the campus until 3:00 this afternoon in order to have conferences with music students.

the United Nations, the conference will discuss confederation vs. federation, the national sovereignty problem, the role of the defeated nations, trusteeships and mandates, and a universal Bill of Rights. Hope's contribution to the program will be the rendering of three papers: Chester Droog on "Disarmament vs. Security," Donald Vandenberg on "The Menace of Renascent Facsism," and Joanne Decker speaking on "The Role of the Defeated Nations."

Prof. Robert Cavanaugh has announced the following p r o g r a m f o r the Men's Glee Club concert tour, which begins on April 7. Besides the Glee Club members there will be numbers on the organ by Roger Rietberg, piano numbers by H e r b e r t Ritsema, and Cornet duets by Lee Sneden a n d Calvin Swart. Incidental solo p a r t s will be done by Timothy Harrison, Keith De J o n g , and Prof. Cavanaugh. o I The Sword of F e r r a r a Bullard Passing By Purcell When Through t h e Night Liszt — Clark Berg op Zoom Netherlands Folk-Song Serenade Romberg Men's Glee Club II The Plains of Peace Barnard Fantasia Smith — Holmes Cornet Duet III Hallelujah, Amen Handel God is a Spirit Scholin Ecce Quo Modo Moritur Palestrina Hospodi Pomilui..Krone — Lvovsky Men's Glee Club IV Concert Etude MacDowell Malaguena Lecuona Herbert Ritaema, Pianist or Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring — Bach Festiva; Prelude Ein' Feste Burg Faulkes Roger Rietburg, Organist V The Four Winds Bomschein Auf Wiedersehn Romberg The Pilot Protheroe Tramp!! Tramp! Tramp {....Herbert Alma Mater Hymn Cavanaugh Men's Glee Club

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student to hold one major office during a given school year. The mechanics of such a system would have to be ironed out in a committee, possibly of the Student Council and Women's Activities League. Instead of waiting until the time that alections are being held, or else have been held, and then worrying about how to limit the number of positions per student, something should be done before then. Not only does the person involved suffer, but the organizations do not receive the best that they could and should receive. Real accomplishment comes only with undivided attention. The solution of this activities problem rests in the hands of the students themselves. If you feel that Hope lacks things to do, investigate the opportunities which are at your fingertips. If your organization fails to meet the need of satisfying those who do not attend because interest is lacking, evaluate and revise so that this need may be met. And if you are burdened with too many activities, consider others who may find themselves in the same predicament unless some plans are made soon. The problem can be solved, but it will require immediate cooperation from everyone. o

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This ColUgiatc World By A C P

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You a Builder?

In response to the question, DO The popular conception of what college will do for a person is be- YOU T H I N K T H E R E A R E coming more exaggerated. The gen-1 ENOUGH ACTIVITIES ON CAMeral belief is t h a t spending four P U S . AND I F NOT, WHAT years in an institution of higher W 0 U L D YOU L I K E TO SEE INlearning qualifies a person f o r S T I I ^ T E D ? I received many anmembership in t h a t select class — s w e r 8 i n t h e affirmative to the first the intelligentsia. of the question — especially r o m If students would stop and an- r "PPerclassmen. Some of the alyze themselves, they would real- a n 8 w e r 8 a r e as follow: ize the fallacy therein. The process ELA I N E M E E U S E N (Senior): of becoming educated never ends, There are already too many activibecause the educated person knows ^ e 8 , ^ I o r e people should be active he has much yet to learn. He keeps ' n t ^ e m a n ( I n o t a definite few. striving f o r more knowledge. These activities should be spread Holders of college degrees should o u ^ 8 0 ^ a t more people can p a r understand t h a t the university helps them. I believe each them to build a solid foundation, H o p d t e has a definite place in a but they alone must construct the c a r n P u s a ctivity and are important rest of the house. Continuous study t o t h i 8 a ctivity. and life's experiences combine to A R L E N E POEST ( F r e s h m a n ) : )uild mental and moral powers. Col- Oh, heavens, NO! I don't think lege is the stimulus which serves there are enough activities on camto awaken these latent powers. pus. A f t e r the square dance in the ACP (Texas Christian Skiff). Gym Dutch Treat Week, I heard a lot of girls say they'd like to have a • w , , | some more. I'd like more

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Gym. ROZY SCHOLTEN ( S e n i o r ) : The number of activities is sufficient; however, t h e r e is a definite need f o r a point system to limit the number of organizations in which a student may participate. If this system were installed, the individual student would be able to devote more time to f e w e r activities, making these activities more worthwhile and meaningful to our college. LOWELL D. H E N E V E L D (Senior): I don't think the activities on the campus are sufficient f o r the increased enrollment we now have. Any pre-war Hopeite who has been in the service longs f o r more activity than is offered here. I feel that one step toward solving this

problem has b^en the town sponsored dances in the Lit. Club. To me, though, the g r e a t e s t step toward solving this problem would be returning the f r a t e r n i t y houses to the respective f r a t e r square dance n i t i e s . Occasional smokers, exBUD NEWTON ( F r e s h m a n ) : change dinners, and a p l a c e to There are enough activities but not meet your friends would go a long the right kind. Wendell Willkie way to offset many of the needs s a id " O N E WORLD." I'd say that are now present. "ONE SCHOOL." I think there JIM K L O M P A R E N S ( S o p h o should be a program whereby the more): What I can't understand college supplies cars for students. is that if they can have square JACK YEOMANS ( J u n i o r ) : Yes, dances in the Gym, why can't they there are enough activities but I'd have the other kind? 'ike more square dances in the By Ginny Hemmes.


^ Some say that "he appears and Since I have been on Hope's Campus I acts just as Hollywood would have CIRCULATION S T A F F have been invited to afix my signature on a senator appear and act." Others Ruth Bartholomew, Marcia De Young. Donna Slig- two petitions being circulated among the say t h a t he " h a s stood squarely on ter, Evelyn Van Dam, Bonita Zandbergen. students — especially the veterans. Neither both sides of every issue f o r the past ten years." petition received my signature. But when it comes to discussing As I remember, the first petition listed ten P R I N T E D AT OLD N E W S P R I N T E R Y liis work at the UN meeting, nearly reasons why the United States should not all agree that more than once it Z&&SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS8SS8SS8SSSSSSSSSZ loan money to Great Britain. The authors has been Sen. A r t h u r Vandenberg's of this petition seemingly forgot that we coolness and level thinking that has R p v m t i / / I/were loaning Britain money to help ourselves. saved the face of the United States. r!SS&&SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS9SSS8SSS&8Sg Whatever his vacillations in the l i C V I C n U 1 JullUS CdCSdr Britain had to have capital to get back into past, the harness maker's son is diOn Wednesdav, F e b r u a r v 2fi . n * action as the biggest single trading nation rectly responsible f o r a sizeable 7:16 P.M. the English Majors Club mnai , ' Sf™ y f a r the Senalt Ve I,erformanee in the world. Before the war, the British portion of the UN's points. and the PaTlette and Mas q ue Dra ' Anyone who attends campus organizations The setting by J a m e s Mitchell people, who number less than three per cen. —ACP (Daily Kansan) | matic Society went to Grand Rapwill readily say that meetings are seldom of the world's population, bought about ids. They returned home around 1 was well planned and constructed, well-attended, even by regular members. twenty per cent of all the goods that were i I A.M., Thursday, February 27. The but somehow I could never quite Clubs such as International Relations Club, exported from all the countries in the work 1 3.r3,QG object of their pilgrimage was to forget that the Roman forum was see made of wood. The costuming was , Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. English Majors, Y.M. and Y.W.C.A., and — about seven times their share. THE # effective, even though in scenes M o s t p e o p l e Will say that the P & M comprise only a small proportion of SIGNERS OF THIS PETITION SPOKE Cassius looked like a flapper from H vjrand Rapids Civic Players were the student body. Yet these organizations FOR ECONOMIC ISOLATION but the Rome's "roaring twenties", and very brave ev Columbus, O ALC-Pr j) — e n to v-uiumuuh, w nh i o — l(A — Tihn e • even 10 aatitieem mpptt a conduct and sponsor programs which would world has gotten to a stage in economic de ability to "produce greatness when ^ a ' < e s P e a r e a n production; I agree the lighting and music were used benefit the intellectual, social, and spiritual velopment where NO nation, not even the greatness is needed" is a requisite w , t h t h i s - B u t even though the quite sensibly, as they helped to smooth out the continuity. Civic p,a natures of each one attending. y e r s ' Julius Caesar was United States, can stand alone without great for the presidency, Dr. Arthur M. m u c h Mr. Yarborough is a full time ^ t t e r than their presentation It may be that upperclassmen get into the loss in income and a correspondingly low Schlesinger, professor of history at of Macbet a director of this Grand Rapids H a n a r d University, told an Ohio h l st year, the show swing of things because of the offices they standard of living for its people. State audience recently. lacked much of the finesse that dramatic group, and I expected a hold. But they would never have attained even an ama Fortunately, this petition was stereotyped Through a poll of 55 noted histot e u r production should little more intensity in the individtheir positions if they had not entered the to the degree that any thinking congressman n a n s and political scientists to de- m c , U ( l e - I think that Burton Yar- ual scenes of the play. To be sure, ough clubs and performed some of the less impor- would disregard it, and, too, it was still be- termine the qualities of greatness ' . i n directing, was a little both Caesar's death scene and the t00 consc ous of ' the chorus-line ef- torment of Brutus by Caesar's tant tasks while they were still underclass- ing circulated on Hope's campus after one in presidents, the results showed ect an ghost were executed very well, men. That is undoubtedly why the majority house had passed the loan bill, unbeknown that Lincoln, Washington, Franklin ] o r e , ^m disregarded some of the D. Roosevelt, Wilson, Jefferson and ™ P o r t a n t facets that the but the predominant feeling evoked of upperclassmen will agree that there are to my "petition-bearing" friend. Jackson ranked as the " g r e a t . " characters were supposed to por- by the suicides of Cassius and enough activities. Dr. Schlesinger pointed out that p r a y ' ^ a m s P e a ' < i n g particularly of Brutus was that of, " I t ' s almost The second petition dealt with an increase U88el1 V a n The problem, therefore, lies mainly in who would the end of the play, and then we of a flat $35.00 a month in veterans' subsist- great men often made poor candi- J* m a ( e o uKoevering, can go home!" t much ^ . better in one drawing underclassmen into clubs in which ance checks, plus $10.00 for each child. A dates. He declared that moral leadr>enns ,van a Since Julius Caesar is seldom they are interested and in which they will veteran handed me a pen with which to sign ership, popular acclaim and the [ f 0 W S t h a>n' a s »t h 'e8 Mask and Wig golden opinion of posterity really , Powerful, entire- produced, I was glad to have the be willing to expend time and effort. By besaid petition plus the statement that every- determined the greatness of a pres-1 y m a s c u l m e figure of Marc An- opportunity to see it, and, alcoming actively engaged not only in carryone will sign that petition because it means ident. He reminded the audience tony. Van Koevering was to me the though there were a number of ing on the organization, but also in building more money. 1 didn't! At the same time I that in politics as in chemistry, most glaring defect of the produc- faults, the audience left the it so that it will not sink into passiveness is was given a questionnaire re my living ex- action induces reaction, and that tion. For the most part, the other theatre as if it had been greatly an absolute necessity. The maxim still holds penses. The fellow next said to his chum, big persons often have big faults. characters hewed closely to the line imbued with culture. — and especially William Whitlock, true that a person gets out of something only "You better pad that up in good shape" and Douglas Cameron

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as much as he is willing to put in. the answer was, "Don't worry, I will." La Jolla, Calif. — (ACP) — Take If students would participate wholeheartOur fathers had to sacrifice to gain an the word of science f o r it—"silent edly in the activities now existent, the cry education and then usually graduated with as a clam" is a scientifically sound for more things to do would decrease imme- a debt of several thousands. Thanks to Uncle expression. Clams make no noise. diately. The variety of clubs is so broad that Sam, we won't. The bulging walls of every This was revealed today as one of no one could be excluded on that account. educational institute in the country testifies the incidental results of an extensive wartime investigation of natAlthough some organizations restrict mem- that we are approaching our capacity. Let ural underwater noises by the Unibership to those who are majors in that field, us not make our educational system a gravey versity of California Division of there are numerous others which do not make train. Every veteran should have the privi- War Research. that stipulation. In searching f o r the source of a lege of gaining an education and I believe peculiar crackling noise which trou W anton joining of clubs is going from one he has that privilege with a little sacrifice. bled sonar operators on submarines, extreme to the other. One or two in which Everything worth having usually requires the scientists found t h a t the popua person has a definite interest is better than sacrifice. lation of tiny pistol shrimp were molecules and atoms — so l e t ' s 866° I ' ^ b e f 1 " 6 ^ 8 U n i o n S ' t h e 8 e d a y 8 three or four. Concentration of talents rather responsible, making the clatter by what they've managed to turn out h L ! " 7 f e W w l 8 d o m t o o t h (it Further, if veterans are pushed to the exg 0 1 0 U t h u r t 8 too . . > t h a t Jeanella De Kline than spreading one's abilities over several treme financially and need additional assist- snapping their oversized claws. this time. wished she could have flashed a Even crabs and barnacles were produces better results for all concerned. We One can always s t a r t on that ance there are ways other than by sending found to be on the noisy side. But member card when her "employknow that is true from discussing this proba stereotyped petition to our congressmen. not clams. They are silent as — lovely and longed f o r subject e r s " got her in a t one o'clock last "Spring Will Be A Little Late lem with others as well as from personal week. Oh well, I guess Mrs. Que Hope is a Christian institution and a well well, as other clams. This Year" by Prof. Lampen. Beexperience. made 'em see the light. worked out petition signed by honest Hope sides, we're getting tired of taking However, the fact that many students do students will carry more weight with our repDuring the showing of "The walks to see the ice bergs — s a y Then of course, we musn't forget our dear seniors. I heard seek more things to do remains. The blame resentatives than the farce that recently Merchant of Venice," recently a t Marian Dame and Jack. that Trudy Maassen got a little must of necessity lie partially in the clubs hung on our bulletin board asking for a flat the University of Texas, some wiseOh la de da, my wasn't Glory acre, a f t e r the final curtain, stole nervous about seeing Del's prosthemselves. A self-evaluation and critical $35.00 subsistance increase. Day a Hallelujah Day - especialthe show with cries of "Author, pective charge. Keep your chins ly f o r Dick Brown and Bud Korview might cause revitalization. The changes up kids, when you let 'em down Let's go slow! Let's think things through! Author." anda who kept mumbling someeffected might attract non-members. With »t s a sign you're g e t t i n g old. Let it not be said of us, "After us the deluge." thing about a truck with a band on both groups working together in harmony, Orchids to Pierce Maassen (they it convertibles, and then someR. L. H. certainly make the column this March the griping would definitely be cut to a minithing about riding on a rope. I'd o week) and Jack Brinkerhof f o r mum and the quality of as well as quantity say both of them were a bit Let the March winds blow. forming the "How to Keep 'Em Spring Fever f r u s t r a t e d , Prof. Haverkamp. in clubs would increase. Happy Weekend Club." Let them bring snow. And now f o r a squint across Here I sit t r y i n g to write a poem It would not be fair to ignore the other Let gentle breezes play. Here's a little note for the the street a t the Seminary — I E But it's got me. • Iilestone Photography Departpoint of view on this topic: that there are And blow the clouds away. "Angel Factory". We knew that In classes my mind just roams March is a mighty lion; ment. Co-eds of Voorhees Hall already too many activities. Anyone who Harriet Muyskens is very interCause its got me. March is a tender lamb. have organized a "knitten" Club has tried to secure a date in the social cal ested in the missionary field, but I see the gentle breezes play, Sired by February, will it be satisfactory if W e we didn't know t h a t her appointI'm waiting f o r the flowers of May, endar knows that the next three months are Mothered by April: come for our M i W o n e picture ment had been made so soon yet. And i t ' i got me. solidly filled. next Monday night? ^If thia date March is a mongrel Oh well, now we know why JohnI want the snow to melt away; isn't satisfactory please nqtify any The solution of the problem — that of cutBut she is as good as she is able. ny Maaaaen gave such a good serI want the green to come to stay; gal who looks as if she's March is a mighty lion; ting down the number of activities — seems mon last Saturday morning. I felt it again just today; a stitch lately. March is a tenden Iamb. to be restriction in the first place. Limiting It's got me. I see a Soph named Jerry HerWhoops! — I see that my y She glimpses the future. shey has been flashing around is running short. I wonder wl Just a mild brisk air, the number of organizations in which a perShe reviews the past; with a certain Johnny Parsens — A light blue sky, and V son can participate would just be the beginsort of design we can knit up for But she ia highly individual Take heart, chickens. 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f e a r s and tensions, more terrifyinK than t h o s e we f a c e d b e f o r e t h e w a r : iwlitical f r u s t r a t i o n s a t t h e p e a c e t a b l e , economic u n c e r t a i n t y a t home, a w o r l d b r o k e n , s t a r v i n g a n d e x h a u s t e d by trlobal w a r . a n d o v e r it a l l t h e d r e a d e d a t o m i c b o m b hnnginK like t h e sword of D a m o c l e s o v e r t h e head of humanity.

a decent world Order were the by-product of e c o n o m i c progress. Our c i v i l i u t l o n i t in d a n g e r of perishing today because of the s h a l l o w n e s s of s u c h views w h i c h fail to reckon w i t h the b a s i c fact t h a t we live in a universe of m o r a l order and purpose. Men m u s t understand •hat there Is an implacable moral order built i n t o the very nature of things that c a n n o t be violated without fatal coosequencea; an order that recognises no artiflcial distinctions of race, class, nation or creed and guarantees that the only k i n d of society that shall endure is one which works f o r the common enrichment of all people. It means that the life of all mankind is inseparably bound together, so that none c a n be s a f e until all are safe, that none c a n be permanently free until all are free, and none can be permanently at p e a c e until all are at peace. The universe w a s made to fulfill a creative moral purpose and a n y society that fails to work in harmony with such a purpose is simply running up against the nature of reality and thereby underwriting its o w n doom.

E x a m i n e t h e evils w h i c h afflict o u r w o r l d today a n d it will become e v i d e n t h a t in t h e final a n a l y s i s s u c h a f f l i c t i o n s n r e v i o l a t i o n s of t h i s u n s h a k a b l e m o r a l o r der. T h e i n a d e q u a c y of o u r l a i s s e z - f a i r e e c o n o m y which p u t s i n d i v i d u a l profits a n d a c q u i s i t i v e n e s s above c o o p e r a t i o n for t h e s e r v i c e of all h a s become e v i d e n t in t h e s t e a d y s p i r a l i n g of p r i c e s . T h e labor movement, though basically constructive, has often appeared as merely another interest g r o u p by a s s e r t ' n g its o w n r i g h t s above t h » w e l f a r e of t h e n a t ' o n . It t o i k a world w a r to c o n v i n c e t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s t h a t isolation is b a s i c a l l y i m m o r a l a n d t h a t no n a t i o n Is If w e a r e e v e r to e m e r g e o u t of t h i s sufficient u n t o i t s el f. And on t h e i n t e r n a vicious cycle of r e c u r r e n t w a r . w e must tional level the b u i l d i n g of a p e a c e f u l w o r l d u n d e r s t a n d t h a t t h e m e r e e n d i n g of t h e r e m a i n s a d r e a m ps long a s n a t i o n s a r e w a r w a s not t h e a u t o m a t i c g u a r a n t e e of u n w i l l i n g to limit t h e i r n a t i o n a l s o v e r e i g n t y p e r p e t u a l p e a c e a n d f r e e d o m . T h e w a r a n d t o r e p l r c e p o w e r politics with a cow a s m e r e l y a n open p h a s e of a c o n t i n u i n g o p e r a t i v e a s s o c i a t ' o n of peoples f o r t h e i r w o r l d c r i s i s in which a l l m a n k i n d , indi- c o m m o n b e t t e r m e n t . In b r i e f , by i g n o r i n g v i d u a l l y a n d collectively is involved. If we (Jod's m o r a l o r d e r a n d p u r n o s e , society h a s i g n o r e t h i s crisis it will b e c o m e increas- gone t o pieces, m e n h a v e lost ail sense of i n g l y a c u t e u n t i l it e x p l o d e s in some f e a r - t h e i r essential b r o t h e r h - o d , a n d our p o l i t i f u l world c a t a s t r o p h e . But if n o w . w h i l e cal a n d economic i n s t i t u t i o n s have b e c o m e t h e r e is yet t i m e , w e seek t o discover th« o u r m a s t e r s i n s t e a d of o u r s e r v a n t s . c a u s e s of o u r d i s t r e s s , a n d if we t a k e t h e T o d a y men a r e c o n f u s e d a n d d e s p o n d e n t . n e c e s s a r y a c t i o n , t h e c r i s i s c a n be allevi- T h e y f o u g h t a n d sacrificed t o d e s t r o y a n a t e d and m a n k i n d c a n move t o w a r d " t h t Id w r r l I of i " j ' i ' t i e a n d t y r a n n y only t o b r a v e new w o r l d " f o r w h i c h w e f o u g h t . find t h e m s e l v e s f r u s t r a t e d in a t t e m p t s a t

In t h e m i d s t of t h i s n e w p o s t w a r s i t u a t i o n A m e r i c a n s , by a n d Inrjte. a r e behavi n g w i t h t y p i c a l c h i l d i s h n e s s . W e a r e res u m i n K o u r p o s t w a r l i f e a s if t h e w a r had been n o t h i n g m o r e t h a n a t h r i l l i n R football g a m e with the United States as the winn e r . We a r e a l r e a d y f a l l i n g i n t o t h a t s a m e a t t i t u d e of c o m p l a c e n c y w h i c h m a d e possible t h e w a r a n d t h e p r e s e n t c r i s i s . O u r c r e e d is still ' • B usi n e ss a s u s u a l . " W e seem t o t h i n k t h a t t h e b e t t e r w o r l d will come a b o u t by some a u t o m a t i c p r o c e s s of h i s t o r y , i n d e p e n d e n t of w h a t w e t h i n k o r do. a n d w i t h o u t a n y r e a l i n c o n v e n i e n c e on o u r p a r t .

II T h e e s s e n t i a l n a t u r e of t h e t e n s i o n s that d i s t r e s s m a n k i n d t o d a y a r e n e i t h e r |>olitlc a l . e c o n o m i c nor social — t h e y a r e m o r a l . T h e collapse in t h e o u t w a r d s t r u c t u r e of society r e p r e s e n t e d a c o r r e s p o n d i n g b r e a k d o w n in t h e f a i t h u p o n w h i c h m o d e r n society w a s built. S o m e t h i n K w e n t w r o n g with the faith upon whch modern man built his society b e c a u s e w a r s a n d c r i s e s do not o c c u r w h e r e society is built u p o n a true philosophy. T h e chief p r o b l e m f o r us. t h e n , is to IH-netrate b e n e a t h t h e o u t w a r d flux of t h i n g s on t h e s u r f a c e of life to the r e a l m of e n d u r i n g p r i n c i p l e s t h a t d o not c h a n g e . N o suiH'rficial t i n k e r i n g o r squahblinK o v e r IHtlitical or economic s y s t e m s is s u f f i c e n t We need to gain a c l e a r u n d e r s t a n d i n g of t h e u n d e r l y i n g n a t u r e of o u r w o r l d , a n d on t h a t b a s i s rebuild a b e t t e r w o r l d .


Men today a r e c o n f u s e d a n d i n c a p a b l e of r e s o l v i n g t h e t e n s i o n s of society chiefly because t h e y do not k n o w how to t h i n k in t e r m s of m o r a l p r i n c i p l e s a n d puri>oses. T h u s they lack a d e p e n d a b l e c r i t e r i o n a n d a c e n t e r f r o m w h i c h t o view a n d u n d e r s t a n d society. They s u p p o s e , f o r e x a m p l e , t h a t t h e r o o t s of evil in society a r e to be f o u n d in political a n d economic s y s t e m s r a t h e r t h a n in w r o n g p r i n c i p l e s u p o n which these systems a r e built. Similarly, o u r e d u c a t o r s p u t t h e i r t r u s t in reuson a n d education as the cure-all for m a n ' s troubles, w i t h o u t t h i n k i n g t h a t reason itself is but a tool t h a t c a n be used f o r d e s t r u c t i v e p u r p o s e s by evil m e n . A m e r i c a n c a p i t a l i s t s , m a k n g t h e s a m e e r r o r a s t h e R u s s a n Comm u n s t s . have put t h e i r t r u s t for a b e t t e r w o r l d in a n e c o n o m i c s y s t e m , a s t h o u g h


b u i l d i n g it a n e w . But above t h e c o n f u s i o n s of m e n this o n e s u p r e m e c e n t r a l f a c t rem a i n s s u r e a n d c o n s t a n t : T h e r e c a n be no e n d u r i n g w o r l d pei ce a n d n o real s e t t l e m e n t of ccon-'m c i n l political t e n s i o n s w i t h o u t a recognition of t h e moral n a t u r e a n d p u r p o s e of o u r w o r l d . T o a t t e m p t to build world peace on a n y o t h e r basis t h a n t h i s will not be peace, but merely a t r u c e , f o r it will fail O c o r r e c t t h e basic social • n r v r a l i t i e s a n d i n j u s t i c e s t h a t cause w a r . But to achieve i>ei'ce on t h i s basis is to i n s u r e it p e r m a n e n t l y in e v e r y political a n d economic sphere. T h e d e ' i n - r a t e need of m a n k i n d today is a P u r p o s e a r o u n d which to o r g a n i z e a n d u n i f y life: a P u r p o s e t h a t can u n i t e all peoples and i n s p i r e t h e m t o common s a c r i fices f o r t h e c o m m o n w o r l d good. It is p r e c i s e l y just such a need which God's M o r a l PuriK»se f o r o u r w o r l d f u l f i l l s : H e r e is t h e P u r p o s e t h a t c s n u n i t e all peoples a n d races i n t o o n e f a m i l y and i n s p i r e t h e m with t h e vision of a w o r l d c o m m u n i t y of j u s t i c e a n d love. It is o n l y w i t h i n t h e f r a m e w o r k of t h i s P u r p o s e t h a t t h e political a n d economic c o n f l i c t s of men c a n be resolved in a h i g h e r loyalty, and t h a t t h e b a s i s of l a s t i n g i>eHCe a n d w h a t e v e r o t h e r v a l u e s we c h e r i s h be f -und. It is, t h e r e f o r e , to th s Puri>ose a n d to t h i s t a s k , u p o n w h i c h e v e r y t h i n g else u l t i m a t e l y d e p e n d s , t h a t w e must d e d i c a t e o u r s e l v e s . N o o t h e r t a s k is more w o r t h y of o u r c o m p l e t e devotion a n d sacrifice, none m o r e u r g e n t , a n d n o n e more n e c e s s a r y . F o r if we fail h e r e , t h e n all o u r g r o p i n g a f t e r a b e t t e r w o r l d will be in vain a n d in a few y e a r s t h e r e will be no civilization b e n e a t h the i n d i f f e r ent stars.

Contest Winners u a t c Will Receive Trip To Netherlands With a blast of a horn, the lid of the Music Box is blown open this week. Yep, if you hear anyone tooting a t you in the next couple weeks, look q u i c k l y and you'll probably see a new grey plymouth belonging to the Snow family. With four drivers, and four fenders, it will be interesting to see how long the car c a n b e kept w i t h o u t wrinkles. Congratulations are in store for Alma Vander Hill on a wonderful recital. It was a fine performance, and we look forward now to Alma's Senior recital next fall. Next in line for recital appearances a r e Betty Christie and Rog Rietberg. This joint voice-organ program promises to be a very fine evening's entertainment. If you have a pencil handy, you might check the following dat es on your calendar; Tuesday, March 25, Christie-Rietberg recital; Tuesday, April 29, Nellie Mae Ritsema recital; S u n d a y , May 4, Marion Slinn, p ano recital; Tuesday, May 6, P>yllis Darrow-Dick Vriesman, joint vocal recital, and Tuesday, May 13, Betty Van Lente, piano recital. T h a n k s are in store f o r the Student Council in bringing Mr. Sp cer here for a concert, and also to the college for the appearance of Rudolf Ganz. We wonder sometimes, just how crreat would be the strain if all of the student body and faculty joined in on the hymn-singing. We should be proud of our new hymnals, and if you can't read the notes of unfamiliar hymns, just sing anyway. The only way to learn these hymns is to sing them. We've heard a lot of talk lately about what to do on Sunday a f t e r noons, and evenings d u r i n g the week, and yet, come recitals and " W h e r e are the people?" The students giving these recitals have worked long hours in p r e p a r i n g for them. We know that almost every student attends basketball g a m e s or is interested in them, and we can be proud of our teams, but why not show these student musicians t h a t we're behind them. If you think preparing for and giving a recital is f u n , try it sometime. Vriesman


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Hope's orators, Miss Marian Kor- in the finals which were held t h a t To commemorate the g r e a t mi- teling and Mr. Vergil Dykstra, night. His oration was "The New gration of 1847 from the Nether- journeyed to Kalamazoo on March America." F i r s t place in the men's 7 to participate in the oratorical finals was won by Seymour Teelands to the Middle West, one huncontest sponsored by the Michigan chow of W a y n s University whose dred years ago, the Centennial Intercollegiate Speech League. Mar- subject was "The People Make HisCommission, Holland, Michigan, is ian, who won the annual Adelaide tory." sponsoring an essay contest on the Oratorical Contest for women last Accompanying Hope's orators to subject: "The Influence of Dutch December, placed third in the Kalamazoo were Miss Joann? Deckwomen's contest held in the a f t e r Settlement on American Civilizaer, president of the MISL, who prenoon. Her oration was "Renastion." The contest will be divided s i d e ! a t the afternoon contest for cense." n two n o n - c o m p e f n g classes; one worr.on, and Dr. William Schrier, First place in the women's con- head of Hope's Speech Department. for high schools and one for coltest was won by Miss Gloria Pat- Dr. Schrier aceed as t o a s t m a s t e r lege and university students. ton of Michigan State College, at the banquet which was held that Generous prizes are offered in speaking on " U n t o the Least of evening in commemoration of the this contest. First, second and third These, My Brethren," while second 50th anniversary of the organizaprize will be a trip to the Netherplace winner was Miss Marjorie J . tion. lands of about six weeks in the Van Volkenburgh of Albion whose s u m m e r of 1947, as a special guest Speaker and honored guest was oration was entitled, "Why Not Dr. Frederich Goodrich of Alma, of the Netherlands Government. Man?" During this visit the winners will who has been with the school since Although Vergil placed first in 1892 and has missed only one be shown all the well-known characteristics of the Netherlands: the the preliminaries, he failed to place league contest. Dutch paintings, the windmills, the canals, the polders, Marken and Volendam with their typical cos- S t u d e n t W i v e s to H o l d Holland H i g h Student tumes, as well as modern develop- M e e t i n g O n M a r c h 1 8 Wins O r g a n Scholarship ments such as the harbors and industries. Fourth, fifth and sixth The Student Wives Group will Annual t r y o u t s for the f r e s h m a n prize will be a trip to Holland, meet March 18, at 8:15 in the Tem- organ scholarship were held in the Michigan, in August, 1947, as a ple Lounge. Mrs. Gerry Gnade and chapel on F e b r u a r y 2(5, with three special guest at the Centennial fes- Mrs. Bill Reay will be in charge. persons auditioning. The recipient tivit : es. " H o n o r a b l e m e n t i o n The meeting has been set aside as of the scholarship receives a year's awards will consist of interesting "Game Night." All wives are in- instruction in organ. The winner and valuable books on the Nether- vite .1 to attend. The last meeting this year was Virginia Montrose, lands. was led by Mrs. lienze Hoeksema, a senior at Holland High. Other Essays must be in the mail before formerly f r o m Australia. She spoke contestants were Donna Speet and May 1, 1947, and should be ad- about life as she knew it there. Lloyd Kooyers. dressed to Dr. Clarence De G r a a f , of our own English Department. A 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 8 8 8 8 8 5 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 ^ jury of nationally-known men end women will choose the winning essays. Posters giving f u r t h e r de.ails as to where literature may be found on the subject, particulars about the Centennial, and details about submission oi the essays will be sent to 25,()()() public and 3,000 private high schools, and to 1,400 ^ w 5 4 E.EIGHTH S T . - 1 6 6 W. 1 1 ^ ST. colleges and universities.



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The Emersonian literary meeting i n f o r m a l initiation held top bill- f r a t e r n i t y witnessed an i m p r e s s i v e on March 7, w a s called t o o r d e r Thoman Van Dahm "Twenty-five Years Hence" was ing w i t h t h e Knicks in t h e i r p a s t ceremony when pledges w e r e f o r m - in t h e Y. M. roof of t h e chapel. the t h e m e of t h e A r c a d i a n L i t e r a r y In p^acelime, B i a r r i t z , F r a n c e r a n k s w i t h the Rivera a s o n e of two meetings. On F e b r u a r y 28, t h e ally initiated W e d n e s d a y , March 5, The p r o g r a m , which w a s preceded E u r o p a ' s most e l e g a n t p l a y g r o u n d spots; b u t f r o m A u g u s t , 1945 to twelve pledges w e r e p u t on t h e in W a l s h Music hall. T h e e v e n t by practice f o r t h e All-College m e e t i n g l a s t F r i d a y . An excellent March 1946, it was little more t h a n an A m e r i c a n college t o w n . The sarious p a p e r w a s p r e s e n t e d by U. S. A r m y had established a complete university t h e r e , equipped to block and sold as slaves by auc- was a candlelight service. P r e c e e d - Sing, w a s the f o u r t h of a s e r i e s Marv K r a g t . Titled " T h e A t o m i c handle a s t u d e n t body of 4,000 and s t a f f e d with picked t e a c h e r s tioneer R o g e r Dekker. With t h e ing t h e initiation services s o n g s which have been planned by f r o m m a n y A m e r i c a n colleges and universities and qualified a r m y dismal recollection of a week of were s u n g by t h e g r o u p w i t h the v a r i o u s o c c u p a t i o n a l - i n t e r e s t A g e " , it described t h e nuclear chain personnel — mostly d r a f t e d t e a c h e r s . h o r r o r still in t h e i r minds t h e B r o t h e r Knooihuizen s e r v i n g a s g r o u p s in t h e f r a t e r n i t y . T h e reaction and pointed o u t t h e t r e mendous d a n g e r s a n d possibilities It w a s my good f o r t u n e to be a student a t this unique school and pledges c a m e to t h e n e x t m e e t i n g choral m a s t e r a n d B r o t h e r S e m m e "miscellaneous" g r o u p w a s in to r e m a i n , a f t e r my allotted eight-week t e r m , a s a m e m b e r of the for good in a t o m i c e n e r g y . H e inonly to h e a r talk of g u e s t n i g h t link as a c c o m p a n i s t . c h a r g e of t h e m e e t i n g . P r e v i o u s university o p e r a t i n g s t a f f . T h u s I had the o p p o r t u n i t y to w a n d e r about and i n f o r m a l initiation. Vice P r e s i d e n t " C h u c k " Knooi- ones h a v e been p r e s e n t e d by t h e dicated the necessity f o r i n t e r n a the c o u n t r y s o m e w h a t and to observe the c o s t u m e s and customs of those T h e twelve pledges still h a v i n g huizen acted as C h a i r m a n p r o - t e m educational, p r e - s e m i n a r y and p r e - tional control of t h e a t o m . f a s c i n a t i n g people. The Basques. medical s t u d e n t s . H a n k K i e f t , a s s i s t e d by a duly B i a r r i t z itself is q u i t e cosmopolitan. M a n y ritzy P a r i s shops have to go t h r o u g h half of t h e i r initia- d u r i n g t h e absence of P r e s i d e n t R u s s N o r d e n w a s c h a i r m a n f o r cooperative audience, g a v e a s u p e r branches t h e r e and modern hotels and villas border the beach. But the tion a r e H e r b e r t Arnold, Richard Vanden B e r g a t a m e e t i n g F e b r u the e v e n i n g and acted as m a s t e r - lative h u m o r p a p e r . Cal S w a r t led town h a s lost much of the c h a r m it had when Victor H u g o w r o t e so Fairchild, Theodore Gillstedt, Ro- ary 27 in t h e lounge of t h e T e m p l e of-ceremonies. H e introduced Bob enthusiastically of its a t t r a c t i o n s . Almost t h e only t r a c e of Basque bert Hill, W a d e M o o r e , Daniel building. Clerk W y b a N i e n h u i s p r e the s o n g - f e s t and t h e critic's reVander Laart who read his s e r i o u s left in Biarritz is its n a m e . Paul, George Priest, Donald Schip- sented m i n u t e s of t h e p r e v i o u s p a p e r on the g r e a t p e r s o n a l i t i e s port w a s ably h a n d l e d by J a c k However, to the south and e a s t of B i a r r i t z is t h e t r u e " E s k u a l - pers, William Smith, Marvin Van group m e e t i n g followed by B r o t h e r of t h e world of science. P a r t i c u l a r S t e g e m a n . H e r r i a " or " B a s q u e - L a n d " which consists of the old French provinces Eck, E u g e n e Vis and Robert Vivers. Maassen who o f f e r e d p r a y e r . a t t e n t i o n was paid to the oddities "The Southern Northernatires" of Labourd B a s s e - N a v a r r e , and Soule, and the Spanish provinces of On the l i t e r a r y side of the Knick B r o t h e r B a r e n d s e p r e s e n t e d a and h u m o r o u s q u a l i t i e s of the in- ( t h a t ' s a joke, son) popped u p (I N a v a r r e , Alava, Biscaya, and Guipuzcoa, all located in the Basse- meetings, the serious p a p e r of H a r - serious p a p e r entitled, " A p p r e n t i c e - dividuals concerned. At the s a m e say) and did s o m e n e g r o s p i r i t u a l P y r e n e e s on or near t h e A t l a n t i c coast. The climate is mild, g e n e r a l l y , old Grissen received a u n a n i m o u s ship vs. M e c h a n i z a t i o n " and Cosmo time, a n excellent c o v e r a g e of t h e s i n g i n g of n e a r - p r o f e s s i o n a l q u a l a l t h o u g h it does f r e e z e occasionally and the ocean breezes a r e some- vote f r o m the m e m b e r s to be Cliff O n t h a n k ' s h u m o r p a p e r , " D r y contributions and a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s ity. The q u a r t e t is composed of what less than balmy d u r i n g the winter. entered in the archives. His p a p e r Goods", r e g i s t e r e d the " l a u g h s " of t h e s e men w a s presented. W a r r e n H i e t b r i n k , Bob Schuller, F a r m i n g is the Basques main occupation. P a r t of every rural scene g a v e some of the principles of for t h e evening. Criticism of t h e T h e h u m o r p a p e r , delivered by Bill Miedema and Ken L e e t s m a . is t h e inevitable t e a m of oxen pulling a c r e a k y old two-wheeled Communism with special e m p h a s i s literary p a r t of t h e discussion w a s Duane Booi, d e a l t w i t h the advenoxcart. The f a r m e r , clad in p e a s a n t g a r b topped off with a beret, walks on its e f f e c t s on the Russian e888888S8888e^S8888888Sg provided by Cosmo Dale V a n d e n tilres of two I r i s h m e n on a j o u r n e y beside his oxen and lends moral support, which o f t e n consists of a few People. Brink, m a s t e r critic. from s o m e w h e r e to somewhere. A s s t r a t e g i c j a b s with his makhila, a sharp-pointed stick used f o r mounspecial music. H e r b R i t s e m a r e n tain climbing and w h a t e v e r else seems to require a sharp-pointed stick. dered two n u m b e r s , one of t h e m The Basques have been t a k i n g a d v a n t a g e of t h e i r position on both According to the l a t e s t Basque g r a m m a r , t h e r e are twelve cases, being his " D i s s e r t a t i o n on Open t h e sides of the F r a n c o - S p a n i s h f r o n t i e r by i n d u l g i n g in the h a z a r d o u s t h r e e numbers, five voices, and 196 t e n s e s in the l a n g u a g e — and Door, R i c h a r d . " T h e meeting w a s occupation of s m u g g l i n g . These hardy folk a r e e x p e r t mountainyou complain about F r e n c h and G e r m a n ! T h e Basques are q u i t e proud c l o s e d with L o w e l l Heneveld's climbers and s w i m m e r s and seem to r e g a r d s m u g g l i n g as a p e r f e c t l y of t h e i r complex l a n g u a g e . They have a p r o v e r b t h a t the Devil once M a s t e r Critic's r e p o r t . just way of s u p p l e m e n t i n g their f a r m incomes. Incidentally, the leading Basque export is — Basques! They have c a m e t h e r e to learn Basque; but a f t e r f o u r y e a r s all he knew w a s 88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888$ acquired the vicious habit of having large f a m i l i e s ; but land, economists "bai eta e z " — " y e s and no," and as soon a s he had left he couldn't say, is non-reproductive. Thus, the f i r s t b o r n g e t s the f a m i l y plot and even r e m e m b e r those. Although they are required to learn the l a n g u a g e the r e s t get t h e g a t e . Many have migrated to the United S t a t e s but of the c o u n t r y , French or Spanish, in school, they speak n o t h i n g but VISIT the m a j o r i t y have made t h e i r homes in South America. Basque in t h e home and in the village. Basque musicians a r e e x p o n e n t s of the o n e - m a n - b a n d s y s t e m . Each F o r economic reasons t h e Basque provinces have annexed t h e m s e l v e s p e r f o r m e r plays, with his r i g h t hand, a long t u b u l a r i n s t r u m e n t called a to F r a n c e and Spain, but the people are fiercely independent and h a t e xirulu or txistu ( w r a p your t o n g u e around those!) which looks like a SPECIAL ATTRACTION! clarinet but sounds like — a flute. It has f o u r holes and a r a n g e of an oppression. Intensely proud of his heritage, a Basque is f i r s t of all octave. With his left hand he plays a tambourine-like g a d g e t called a Basque, then French or Spanish. t t u n - t t u n a . The musicians, a l w a y s men, travel about d u r i n g holidays. They march awhile, then play a t u n e while doing a f a s t dance-step, and pass the t t u n - t t u n a s for contributions. 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E v e r y t h i n g was salvaged from a package that could possibly be-used. Florence T a r r Being with a headquarters squadron keeps any unit moving f a s t Some of you may have tried this; however, if you never have, and o f t e n . Our detachment w a s large and a lot of work was involved there is a pleasant surprise in store for you if you ever a t t e m p t it. when we changed locations. We had been ready to leave England f o r Poinsettias made with laurel and red nail polish are amazingly realr r a n e e f o r some t.me. At last the orders came through and naturallv istic. A branch of laurel can be striped until the desired shape is excitement ran high. reached. The leaves which compose the petal a r r a n g e m e n t are pointed F r a n c e ! P a r i s ! The dream of thousands and we were actually on on both sid?s and can be placed in a container in such a way that our way. We had visions of all t h a t Paris m e a n t — f r o m stories.* Wo they are remarkably like the real flower. arrived there to find to our dismay t h a t Paris was not for us. We had We were not satisfied with the evergreen branches as they were, just enough of it to want more. From Paris we went to Chantilly. so we decided a little nail polish would help. J u s t the tips were treated Since this was to be our home for awhile, we tried to become with red polish and a little gilt scattered through the twigs. acquainted with the town and the people. It is a town of about fortvAn incident might not be amiss here because it happened while ve hundred population and a very pretty place. A f a m o u s chateau we were gathering pine cones. There was a hand grenade imbedded and a more f a m o u s race track a r e -.here. We were welcomed by the people and made a number of friends in the ground and was mistaken for a cone. Fortunately there was among them. As a m a t t e r of fact when the time came to leave some n > neeJ to pick us off the trees. •"'


of our French friends, we hated to go. Even under the circumstances, they always had a smile or song for us. The last C h r i s t m a s we spent in France is one which none of our g r o u p will ever f o r g e t . The w e a t h e r was very cold but clear. A few d a y s before C h r i s t m a s we had a light s n o w f a l l ' b u t not enough to cover the ground. Naturally as Christmas drew near, we looked for packages from home. At that p a r t i c u l a r time the mail was not coming through as we thought it should. For a while it looked as though there would be no C h r i s t m a s except what we could provide ourselves. Few packages did arrive in time so we devoted our attention and energy to decorations. We were going to have Christmas trees whether there was anvthing else or not.

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To end a gruesome evening, Doris Opie made the N i g h t m a r e Come True as she sold off some of the members as slaves a f t e r appropriate tests of their abilities. After a subtle rendition of the deal French waiter technique, Marian Labushr was sold for one candy bar, highest bid of the evening.

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In a serious paper, entitled . . . . Pensive Reflections, Lynn Lundberg aired her favorable opinions about wearing crazy clothes to This may seem an inappropriate time to be discussing Christmas classes and incorporating the slave decorations, but there will be f u t u r e Christmases. system. Hut then she admitted that Maybe our tin s t a r s and paper angels were rather amateur, but she'd never experienced an informto us they were the loveliest in the world. al initiation herself! Lois Meulend>ke, in her Melancholia, impressed on Judy, Dot, and others, their rightful places as humble worshipers of the most high . . . seniors, too yet.

Out of this limited supply and variety our decorations were manufactured. Nail polish surely came into its own that day. The clear polish made perfect glue. P a p e r angels •vith cotto-, wing;;, stars wreaths, and figures were the results. Tho.;e •• e p . . on the doors and windows and also on the trees. One f e a l u r e \.v re.-.r rvei exclusively for the doors was painted pine cones. The coner- v v . e exceptionally large and when pamted with red nail polish, and whatever else there was. at least made something none of us had eve/ .~e > i. For instance, we had been given some blue enamel and some gilt paint. These mixed with a little skill.brought about some surprising novelties, but, on ihe

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Of course, there were no t r i m m i n g s to be bought so it was up to us to make our own. J u s t what we were M>ing to use was a problem. Hut American ingenuity scored a g a i n ! We were able to get trees, holly, mistletoe, laurel, and evergreen branches. The biggest headache was wondering what we could use on our trees. We put the grapevine into operation and let it be known what we wanted. Cra.'ually it began to produce results. At first the boys had not disn - y e l much interest, hut as the idea gathered momentum we gathe.o.l help. Little by little things began to a p p e a r from nowhere. A lew hadlv beaten Santas a few silver s t a r s ( f r o m G.I. c a n s ) , some col .red paper, r n d most precious of all, a little tinsel. The wise person did not ask " w h e r e ? " but " a r e there m o r e ? "




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Hope Tallies Again; Takes Scoring Record

Hope Cagers Close Season With 7 Victories, 3 Losses Piling up an a v e r a g e of almoat C5 points per game as compared to its opponents 49, the Hope College basketball team rolled to another successful season, guided by Coach " B u d " Hinga. Besides copping the M.I.A.A. crown, the Dutchmen com-

Hope's 'B' Squad Racks Up 7 Wins The much unpublicized Hope " B " t e a m came t h r o u g h with a winning

season despite the lack of i n t e r e s t piled a non-conference record of and coverage. They played twelve seven wins against t h r e e defeats. games, not counting the inter-squad This b r i n g s the total to surteen g a m e , and won seven of them. They wins and four losses for an .800 outscored their opponents 512 to 446. percentage. Six of the t e a m ' s games were in Led by " R u s t y " De Vette, ex- two-game series with Calvin, KalaMarine, Hope scored 1,293 points. mazoo, and W e s t e r n . The other six De Vette scored approximately one- were all a t home with the excepfourth of the total as he racked tion of the Grand Haven game. T h e up 145 field goals and 38 f r e e " B " t e a m ' s best performance w a s throws f o r a 328 total. Don Mulder, probably the 49-24 whipping t h e y last y e a r ' s captain, took the run- handed Kalamazoo on Feb. 14 at ner-up spot with a total of 245. Kazoo. Many of t h e f a n s definitely Third place went to Herk Buter f e l t t h a t they should have played who had 216 points. He was fol- t h e varsity game, too. One of the lowed closely by " G a b b y " Van Dis poorest g a m e s was the 40-26 loss with 184 points. to Calvin. The "B"8 beat Calvin De Vette led by f a r with field later in the season 49-46. goals, but Herk Buter copped the S E A S O N RECORD f r e e throw record with 68 tosses Own Opp. out of 99 attempts. Mulder had Pt*. Team Pt». the best percentage of f r e e throws 39 Adrian 28 H o p e " H " Club 30 for the regulars, hitting 70 per 16 Third Reformed 36 cent, but Nick Yonker, understudy 46 46 Kalainaioo 35 to Mulder, showed a record of 73 33 Western 68 p e r cent. The total of free throws 49 Oakdaie Reformed 18 for the whole team w a s 249 out of 26 Calvin 40 51 Grand Haven 58 404 for a 60 per cent average. The honor of having the whistle blown at him the most times went to Van Dis who committed 52 fouls. However, he just edged Scholten with 51 and Buter and De Vette with 50. Van Dis and De Vette were chased from the game twice via the five-foul route. Buter, Scholten, and Ploegsma were asked to leave just once. I N D I V I D U A L SCORING PF FG F TA FT 50 145 55 38 Dv V e t t e 45 98 70 49 Mulder 68 50 74 99 Buter. Herk 68 36 V a n Dis 52 74 20 Scholti-n 51 27 12 Hut«*r. H a r v ... 20 25 14 " 21 24 19 6 D a l m a n . ... 13 14 15 11 Yonker 9 13 15 Hmdrickson 7 24 11 15 8 PlorKsma 3 9 4 1 Zuverink 14 3 6 3 Brieve K >rver 5 3 2 2 0 3 1 Hclwerda 0 Totals




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M I A A Scorinig Russ De Vette easily took the individual M.I.A.A. scoring honors. He had 36 more points than Isaac, his nearest rival. Hope had four of the top ten scorers, all of whom scored over 100 points. Herk Buter had the unusual total ©f 45 f r e e throws. A year ago, Jack Howe of Alma won the individual honors over moon, 123-121, in eight games. The top fifteen scorers: I>e Vette, H o p e l a n a r , Albion — Ed»on. H i l l s d a l e Moon. A l b i o n H e r b B u t e r . Hope Budge, A l m a Mulder, Hoi>e Greenhoe, Alma Hartt, Alma V a n Din, H o p e Walker, Alma App, Kalamazoo Fox, A d r i a n Wolicamood, Hillxdale G'Ssnko, Adrian T h o m p s o n , Kazoo

re 71 _...57 48 47 40 41 45 40 40 44 S9 84 _.17 _..2I 28 28

FT 24 16 31 32 45 31 19 26 24 15 16 20 7 25 17 17

TP 166 130 127 121 125 113 109 106 104 103 94 88 81 77 78 78

High Averages Boersma—Knick A 167 Meengs—Knick A 164 Birce—Indie A 164 Jalving—Frater A 163 Miller—Cosmo A 155 Fris—Cosmo A 155 inwnm n r m w i i m iaiiiji iMUL


Ron Korver has just connected with a free throw for Hope's 679th M. I. A. A. point. The score board reads 80 with 0 minutes to play.

Inter-Frat Ball Games Produce Rivalry, Upsets A revolutionary change w a s seen

In a g a m e which saw three men

in the " B " league this past week. leave t h e g a m e on five personal A f t e r absorbing an unmerciful fouls, the Emmies last week debeating a t the hands of the F r a t e r s feated t h e Knicks. T h e score was by t h e score of 36-12 the hapless 36 to 29 and the Emersonians comArcadians came to life and gained mitted 29 fouls and the Knickerrevenge f o r all their past defeats bockers reciprocated with 14. This a t the expense of the Cosmos. I n | was then second loss in a row for a s t a r t l i n g g a m e with the second the Knicks who have been playing good ball but who have had the seeded team in the league t h e habreaks go against t h e m . They lost bitual cellar inhabitants came to to the F r a t e r s the week before by life and racked up an astonishing the score of 45-42 a n d the score 34-30 score. This, coupled with the does not describe the second half Independents loss, virtually gave comeback of this team. They trailed the " B " league championship to the the league leaders by the score of high flying F r a t e r team. There is, 33-13 and outplayed the F r a t e r s of course, t h e possibility of the all the second half until the time F r a t e r n a l organization losing its ran out leaving them t h r e e points next two g a m e s but this is highly on the wrong side of the ledger. improbable. The other game of the Emmies The game which was t h e other was a good win over the Indies by half of the almost positive assurthe score of 36-33. This was the ance of the F r a t e r victory* was the first of two quick losses for the 36-27 win over the Indies. The InIndependents. They lost their next dependent team a f t e r beating the game to the Cosmos, who are much Emmies in a lopsided battle by the improved, by the score of 40-27. score of 24-17, which saw the EmThe Cosmos have yet to lose a mies score two points in the entire game since the turn of the schedfirst half, gave the league leaders ule and the acquiring of Moose a good battle but did not have Holwerda. They beat the Arcaenough to beat them. dians in the game prior to the InCosmo, in their other game of the die game by the score of 37-25. last two weeks, beat the Knicks by A f t e r the defeat at the hands of the score of 35-27. The Knicks the Cosmos the Arcadians walked then went on to beat the Emmies by s t r a i g h t into another one as they the score of 37-27. fell before the F r a t e r s 46-22. Own Opp. This league is still wide open as W L Pts Pts the high flying Emersonians are 0 Frater 8 272 155 only one game behind the league Cosmo 6 2 226 185 leading F r a t e r s and the F r a t e r s 5 210 174 Indie 3 have yet to meet the Cosmos who 3 5 235 222 Knicks right now are a team to be reck1 181 251 Emmie 7 oned with. Arcadian 1 153 283 7 Own Opp. W L Pts Pts Frater 7 1 295 215 Emmie 6 2 247 205 Cosmo 4 4 217 203 HOE Indie 4 4 228 246 ERVICE Knicks 2 6 244 292 Arcadian 1 7 185 255 230 River Avenue




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As usual Hope can a g a i n look back on a very successful basketball season. Things went almost exactly as predicted. We lost t h r e e games. (The Monmouth game was not scheduled a t t h a t time.) We won the M. I. A. A. championship, " n o ties involved." (Quote Koop) Also De Vette walked off with scoring honors as scheduled. I think without a doubt Hope's g r e a t e s t p e r f o r m a n c e w a s the 83-46 beating we handed Albion. At t h e time no one realized t h a t t h a t would prove to be t h e deciding game in the championship f i g h t . Kalamazoo is still a r a t h e r touchy subject around campus. Personally, I think those who saw t h e game gained a much deeper appreciation of w h a t a good team we really have as compared to w h a t they might be. Of course a few chronic complainers had to immediately j u m p on the team, the coach, a n d everyone else involve^ with a flood of learned criticisms. As usual m o s t of them didn't know w h a t they were talking about but had to say something j u s t f o r the sake of complaining. The f a c t s speak much better. Hope has won or tied f o r six M.I.A.A. titles during the p a s t nine seasons. The o t h e r three years we ended second. Hope broke several school and conference records this year. 1293 points is a new offensive high f o r one season. 984 points is the highest season total f o r the opposition, Hope's 64.7 point a v e r a g e is also a record. Russ De Vette broke the individual scoring with 328 points. Hope broke t h e M. I. A. A. season scoring record with 679 points. We do not know f o r sure whether or not De Vette's 165 conference points is a new m a r k . Russ De Vette was chosen most valuable player by the members of the team. The most valuable players of the other M. I. A. A. schools a r e as follows: Kalamazoo - Stanski, Albion - Isaac, Alma - H a r t t , Adrian - Champion, and Hillsdale Edson. Each member of t h e various teams r a t e s t h e selections of the other five teams. In this way the most valuable p l a y e r in the conference is selected. The votes have been cast but t h e results have not been released. De Vette should win it hands down. The team certainly has plenty to say about t h a t Monmouth game. "Boy, was t h a t a good basketball game in Chicago S t a d i u m . " "You should have seen those rooms in the Stephens," "Swell hockey g am e. " etc. etc. (Monmouth g a m e t h a t is.) One more week and a play-off will decide the f r a t e r n i t y basketball championship. I'll m a k e no predictions because I might be accused of being biased. Everyone's s t a r t i n g to feel baseball in t h e i r blood. The m a j o r leagues a r e practicing, Hope is practicing, and plans a r e under way for a f r a t e r n i t y league. The bowling league reaches the h a l f w a y mark tomorrow. The best teams in the league, the Knick " A " and F r a t e r " A " , seem to have carved out too l a r g e handicaps f o r themselves and a r e not doing very well in the won and lost columns. I still pick one of these t e a m s to win the league.

N. Y. Tribune Urges Hope Loses Battle Students To Pick To Monmouth Team All-Star Team Hope's c a g e r s traveled 320 miles To college students who know their basketball, the New Y o r k Herald Tribune is issuing an invitation to participate in t h e selection of the players f o r t h e East-West All-Star basketball g a m e to be played a t Madison S q u a r e Garden on March 29. Held f o r the benefit of the Tribune Fresh Air Fund, the 1946 East-West contest made it possible for over 1,000 children from New York's t enem ent s to be sent to the country last summer. Each college s t u d e n t is eligible to submit his or her choice of the ten best college p l a y e r s in their section — East or West. Only one of the ten nominations may be made f r o m the' student's own campus; nine must be f r o m other schools. The individual ballots a r e to be sent t o : Sports Department, East-West Game, New York H e r ald Tribune, 230 West 41st Street, New York 18, N. Y. The student nominations will aid the judges in m a k i n g their decisions as to which players to choose from among athletes with similar records. The Sports E d i t o r s of t h e Herald Tribune w a n t to know which players you p r e f e r — a s judged by the quality of their playing. Due public recognition will be given t o the sport editors and t h e student bodies t u r n i n g in the highest mathematical a v e r a g e of t h e players finally chosen f o r the E a s t West game. The names of the ten players selected should be typewritten or printed with the school of the playe r following each n a m e . The student m u s t sign the e n t r y and list the college he is a t t e n d i n g with his personal address. All entries m u s t be postmarked by March 18.

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only to end their season with an 84-60 loss to Monmouth College. The





trouble missing their shots as they rolled up enough points to tie Weste m ' s J a n . 14 rout. Hope, somewhat let down a f t e r w i n n i n g the M.I.A.A. title, missed m a n y easy shots and had some defense troubles. Hope stuck with Monmouth f o r minutes when the score read 13-13. From then on it was all Monmouth. They outscored Hope 35-13 d u r i n g the remainder of the first half which ended 48-26. T h e last half was strictly a f o r m a l i t y as Monmouth went on to win a t will. Monmouth played very smooth set-up ball. Their f a s t r o t a t i n g block set up many short-long shots. Their two big guns, A r m s t r o n g and Talkins, did almost all their scoring on long shots. Mcllvin, Monmouth's big center, played a fine g a m e under the boards. F o r the third s t r a i g h t g a m e De Vette led Hope's scoring w i t h nine field goals and two f r e e throws. T h e rest of the t e a m didn't f a r e a s well on Monmouth's f a n - s h a p e d backboards. Monmouth will come t o Holland f o r a g a m e next season. Monmonth (84) White, f. Weckstrom, f . Armstronic, f . Worley, f . Mcllvin. c . Torrence, c. Trotter, g 8 lay ton, g. Talkins, g. Mlnfa, k-

FG 3 2 11 1 2 2 2 1 U O

Totala Hope ( M ) De Vette, f . Van Dis, f . Buter, Harv, f . Buter, Herk, e . P l o e s i m a . e. Mulder, g . Yonker, g . Scholten, g .

2 FG 9 4 1 4 0 6 1 1



FT 1 0 4

TP 7 4 26 2 6 4 6 j 25

0 2 0 2 i 3 i


0 FT 2 8 0 1 1 8 0 0 10

4 TP 20 11 2 9 1 18 2 2 00

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