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HOPE COLLEGE ANCHOR Hope College — Holland, Michigan

LXVII—12

APRIL 22, 1955

Hope Delegates Elected To State Council Japanese Educator, Economist John Adams was elected Presi-

To Visit Campus Next Week

dent, and Mary J a n e Adams was elected Secretary, of the newly formed Michigan Association of College Student Governments at the organizational meeting of the new association at Albion College on March 23.

John

Adams

Tennyson To Speak At English Banquet Hallam Tennyson, g r e a t grandson of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Victorian Poet L a u r e a t e , will speak to the English M a j o r s Club at their annual May banquet, it was announced recently. Mr. Tennyson, a w r i t e r in his own right, was an ambulance driver in World W a r II. He worked throughout the Blitz in E a s t End Rest Centers, then with Dalmatian r e f u g e e s in E g y p t , rehabilitating the Jewish communities of Central and Southern Italy, and rebuilding villages destroyed by the German "Scorched E a r t h " policy in the Abruzzi mountains. In 1951 Tennyson entered f r e e lance writing and published The Wall of Dust in 1948, a collection of short stories. He h a s also published "Minds In Movement", a study of the relations between Asia and the West, "Tito L i f t s The Curtain, A Story Of Yugoslavia Today," and "Saint On The March," the story of Vinoba Bhave, Ghandi's successor. At present he is writing a novel about India.

W A L Announces May Day Plans

Dr. Bunshichi Ohata, president of Shiga University in J a p a n is scheduled to arrive in Holland Monday night f o r a two-day visit to Hope College. Dr. Ohata is visiting the U.S. under the International Educational Exchange Service of the U.S. Dept. of State, in order to study the various phases of American College and University life and administration. Dr. O h a t a has a considerable

T h e seven-member association was attended by all the MIAA schools except Calvin College. The representatives ratified their constitution, elected officers, and held panel discussions on such campus topics as f r a t e r n i t y rushing, chapel

Library Basement

attendance, and social dancing. It was decided t h a t the Association would hold two inter-school con-

tion, has recently begun work on J a p a n e s e Civil Government in the the renovation of Graves Library Dutch E a s t Indies and later as basement to create a new co-opera- President of the Tokyo College of

Knicks Renovate The Knickerbocker F r a t e r n i t y , in conjunction with the Administra-

ferences each year, and Hope College was selected as the host school for the fall, 1956, conference. A m a j o r purpose of the organization is to enable the member schools to exchange information to promote more effective student governments on the various campuses. The state-wide organization

tive study room.

Blue Key Chooses Ten Junior Men Ten junior men were nominated to Blue Key National Honor F r a -

The Association also held an organizational conference earlier this

Those nominated were Richard

ternity, according to an announcement last Monday by Donald Maxam, president of the Hope c h a p t e r .

Ortquist from Muskegon, Michigan; year at Alma College. Carol Hoffs John A d a m s f r o m Saginaw, Michand Bob Ritsema f r o m Hope atigan; A r t h u r J e n t z f r o m Palisade, tended this meeting. New J e r s e y ; Richard Ten Haken from

Jeffrey To Head New YWCA Group Recent YW elections reveal Barb a r a J e f f r e y as the new president of the Y W C A; Lois Tornga, vicepresident; Evon Southland, secret a r y ; Rosemarie Kish, t r e a s u r e r .

Clymer,

New

York;

Vander Werff f r o m Stickney, South D a k o t a ; Thomas Niles f r o m Oden, keepsie. New York; and Henry Tan from J a v a . Blue Key is a service f r a t e r n i t y seniors

outstanding

Dr. Fifield Speaks at Initiation Dinner

a r e : decoration, A u d r e y Nienhuis and Barb B r o o k s t r a ; menu, P e g g y

Students initiated into Phi Alpha Theta, national honorary history

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the war he published a number of books on public finance and taxation.

During the war he served

first

as education officer f o r the

in

Dr. Lubbers Leaves On Speaking Tour Dr. Irwin Lubbers left Friday for the E a s t Coast on a ten-day speaking t o u r to raise money f o r the Reformed Church, it was announced Wednesday. Dr. Lubbers will deliver an initial a d d r e s s at a meeting of Hope alumni in Lansing, Michigan.

The tentative schedule prepared for the two-day visit includes the following highlights: On Tuesday morning Dr. Hollenbach will a r r a n g e a series of conferences with various members of the college administration in which Dr. O h a t a will be briefed on fiscal policies, e x p e n d i t u r e s , personnel policies, as well as community and alumni relations. He will meet the College T r e a s u r e r , Business Mana g e r , Alumni Director, R e g i s t r a r , Director of Admissions and the three deans. The luncheon at Durfee Hall will center on student activities. A (Continued on page 3)

Frolics Revue Parodies College Life "College World U n f u r l e d " is the theme of the eleventh annual F r a ter Frolics now in its second night at the Women's L i t e r a r y Club. The show, which is composed of ten acts, c o m b i n e s h u m o r , serious thought, and musical talent in a vaudeville-like revue. Director of this y e a r ' s presentation is K. Don Jacobusse. Dave S p a a n is n a r r a t o r .

Swords flash a n d hearts thump as villain and hero battle for a maiden's honor.

The scene is from a desert

drama entitled

"The

Shriek

Rides

A g a i n " an act in the Frater Frolics now in the second night of production. Pictured

from

left

to

right

are

Dave

Woodcock,

Dick

Johnson, Dick Cantos, Pete Bylenga, and Don Brookstra.

I

Prior to

Included in the

f r a t e r n i t y h a s been assigned working periods. Work is expected to be completed by the week before final exams.

Michigan; Edwin Coon f r o m Pough-

At an impressive candlelight scholarship, activities, and personservice, the new officers and the ality. The Hope c h a p t e r operates following cabinet members were inthe college bookstore, publishes stalled: Carol Matheis, deputation; Ruth Wright, music; Ruth Bruins, p r o g r a m s f o r athletic events, and social; Lois Hoeksema, publica- donates an annual service project tions; J a n e Gowens, membership; to t h e school. Janice Blunt, publicity; Darlene De The announcement of the honor Beer, Mission Drive; Phyllis Maat, Religious E m p h a s i s Week; Sue Un- was made at the Monday chapel service, which was conducted by derwood, a r e a representative. A b r e a k f a s t was held S a t u r d a y Blue Key.

Committees f o r the annual May Day to be held Friday, May 6, have morning f o r the old and new cabbeen announced by W A L chairman, inet members. Margie Mac Ewan. Serving as J u n i o r queen election chairman is Darlyne De Tuncq. Handling publicity a r e Virginia H a r t s m a , Dot Lindahl, Alyce De Free, and Phyl Wieringa. In charge of women's Dr. Russell H. Fifield, professor sports are Marcia Smith, Suzie of political science at the UniverVan Slageren, and Mary Hesselink and men's sports' chairmen a r e sity of Michigan, was this year's Dave Van Eenenaam and Dave s p e a k e r at the annual Phi Alpha Kuyers. A w a r d s will be handled T h e t a initiation banquet held April by J a n e Mc Eachron, and Shirley 14 in the J u l i a n a Room. Decker has c h a r g e of the coronaDr. Fifield served with the S t a t e tion. Music, p r o g r a m s , and sound D e p a r t m e n t during and a f t e r World chairmen a r e Roz Smith, J a n W a r II, recently r e t u r n i n g f r o m a Gravink, and E a r l De Witte, re- y e a r ' s study and travel in Malaya, spectively. The Guard of Honor the Phillippines, Indonesia, Burma, will be f u r n i s h e d by Margie Addis and Thailand. In each of these and J a n e J a r v i s . The May Pole a r e a s Dr. Fifield, who was on a dance will be in c h a r g e of Miss F u l b r i g h t Research Grant, had ocBride and B a r b a r a Grasman. Clean- casion to interview native leaders up chairmen a r e Mary Hospers and and talk to American officials on Jack De Pree. the spot. His experiences abroad Nell Salm is c h a i r m a n of t h e provided him with information f o r evening banquet. H e r committees his speech a t the banquet.

Lynn

Post f r o m Holland, Michigan; Lyle

honoring

cator and as economist.

Foreign L a n g u a g e s and Vice Governor of Shikoku General Governplans are t h e removal of two walls and the creation of a new s t o r a g e ment. From 1945 to 1949, before coming to the Shiga University, room for the Dutch collection of Dr. O h a t a was president of the rare books. N a g a s a k i Economic College. His The study room when completed most recent book on Education and will be t h r e e f o u r t h s the size of P r e s e n t - D a y J a p a n appeared in the main floor study room and will 1951. The S t a t e D e p a r t m e n t itinerary contain lounge a r e a s in two alcoves received by the college administraon the side. The room will be tion indicates that, while Dr. Ohata completely insulated f o r sound is scheduled f o r visits to the Uniproofing and will have a tile floor. versities of California and Chicago Modern decor will be used f o r the to Columbia, H a r v a r d , and other decorating and a r t by Hope stu- m a j o r institutions, Hope College dents will be included. The main s t a n d s out as the only small school study will have flourescent lighting listed on the J a p a n e s e educator's tour of t h e U.S. and contain a p p r o x i m a t e l y fifteen C a r e f u l plans a r e t h e r e f o r e being large tables. f o r m u l a t e d to give Dr. Ohata full The renovation is being done by the Knickerbockers as one of their opportunity to observe and study annual service projects f o r the both the community in which the school. A1 Hill is c h a i r m a n of the college is located and all aspects project, and each member of the of Hope College activities.

Mary Jane Adams

is not affiliated with the National Student Association, which the Hope College Student Council recently joined.

reputation in J a p a n both as edu-

Ortquist,

Bob

Act I is a take-off on the Roaring Twenties which the modern student rejects as old-fashioned. Act II p o r t r a y s the modern method of d a t i n g and its dire results. Featured in these acts are David K e m p e r s , Dale M a x a m , Bob Hoeksema, and Dave Dethmers. "The Cask of Crazy Otto", a parody of E d g a r Allen Poe's short story, " T h e Cask of Amontillado", shows t h e perils a student endures when he is lured into a b a s e m e n t in search of a crib paper f o r an (Continued on page 4)


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HOPE COLLEGE ANCHOR

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Chewing The Rag

What's Past Is Prologue

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Society Editors

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EDITOR'S DESK College Expands, Fees Rise According to a recent announcement in the Hope College Bulletin, both tuition and room and board prices have been raised. The new rates, which will go into effect next September, a r e at the highest level since the w a r . J u d g e d at f a c e value, the new raise h a s elicited the usual amount of gripes f r o m the student body. " S c u t t l e b u t t " explanations have blamed the administration, church, and f a c u l t y f o r the bleeding. In fact, anyone connected in the remotest way with the school h a s had to shoulder his s h a r e of invective. This is a n a t u r a l reaction. Everyone likes to complain. But when t h e r e is a justifiable reason f o r a situation and it is not considered, the Anchor feels it should step in, s t a t e its a r g u m e n t , and then retire modestly, awash with righteousness and good will. The rise in r a t e s f o r next year m u s t be viewed as a result of a trend which began with the Second World War. The precipitous rise in the birth r a t e during those years has caused a flood of urchins to inundate the American school system. Right now the wave is in the elementary grades, but in the next ten years, it is expected to cause a large increase in enrollment in American colleges and universities. To make room f o r these students, Hope College is planning a new men's dorm, a fine a r t s building, t h e renovation of Van Raalte Hall, and Van Vleck Mansion. In addition, Hope is c a r r y i n g a large faculty at present so as not to be c a u g h t short in the f u t u r e . All of these projects require money and we are kicking in some of it. The new facilities will benefit us as much as the new students, and will make Hope a b e t t e r and more self-supporting school. Even now a student a t Hope pays less f o r his education t h a n he would at any of t h e other MIAA schools.

It may well be t h a t the retirement of Sir Winston Churchill symbolizes the passing of an era. He and the men of his generation were born and were raised at a time when g r e a t nations could stand alone in relative peace and security. Such times are past, and the men t h e y produced m u s t stand outdated, t h e mere shells of f o r m e r g r a n d e u r . So too it is with Winston Churchill. In the f e a r f u l crisis of the Second World W a r w h a t Churchill represented, indeed, was the h e a r t of Great Britain. He had t h a t r a r e genius and sense of d r a m a to seize upon m o m e n t s of pathos and to use them to s p u r men on to still g r e a t er efforts. His words became the hope and the weapon of world democracy f o r he was the m a n of the hour. And with the end of t h a t war his hour was gone. W h a t remained w a s anti-climax. The elusive " t r i u m p h " of Churchill's generation had become the " t r a g e d y " of our own generation. Victorian calm had given away to the flux of the Cold War. Sureties had become less certain, d a n g e r s ever magnified. Material superficialities had become m a t t e r s of g r e a t concern, spiritual essences ever neglected. W a r had become annihilation, victory a mockery. And w h a t of our generation? To replace a p e r h a p s naive idealism our era has come up only with

The Critical Angle by R. P. Brown Shortly, we will find ourselves in the midst of an annual phenomenon known as the Student Council elections. W h e r e a s it is alt o g e t h e r without the scope of this column to comment on the contests for class officers, I do feel constrained to say a f e w things about the importance of electing capable officers f o r next year's Student Council itself. Our Hope College Student Council has, its organizational setup, intrinsic qualities which give it the unhindered potential to become a vital and cogent force on the campus. T h r o u g h its extensive committee system, t h r o u g h Nexus, t h r o u g h the intercollegiate organizations to which it belongs, our Student Council m i g h t raise an influential voice in m a t t e r s not only pertaining to our c a m p u s but in m a t t e r s of more general significance. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , the Council h a s been content f o r some time merely to vegetate, to do only those t h i n g s which a r e required of it f o r t h e maintenance of its own existence. No effort h a s been made to grow or to utilize any of the potentialities inherent in it. It has been said t h a t this s t a g nation is t h e result of a general a p a t h y toward the Student Council on t h e p a r t of the student body. Personally, I don't think t h a t rousing s t u d e n t interest will ever be evolved if t h e Council continues to squander its potential solely on work-a-day m a t t e r s as i m p o r t a n t to the smooth functioning of campus a f f a i r s as they m a y be. Realization of these intrinsic capabilities of t h e Council will not come about spontaneously. Dynamic results a r e n a t u r a l l y and unavoidably the consequence of capable and dynamic leadership. The selection of this leadership is in the h a n d s of the s t u d e n t body. I t is incumbent upon each of us to use our vote responsibly to insure t h a t t h e Council will g e t t h e leadership f o r which, it m a y safely be said, it cries.

Gal vi n's Venture Criticized (EDITOR'S

Board

College

Ga^mutz

Robert Muilenburg

Associate Editor

Estate

Ophelia

by Larry Siedentop

N O T E — T h e following

to the

literary

realtors

magazine

take sides on the issue, however,

quite

of public

rebuttal

of Michigan.

VENTURE hut merely

naturally impaired.

is a letter

sympathetic

sent by the Grand

It quotes

and criticizes reprints with

it.

a story

from

the

The ANCHOR

this for your any publication

We also feel that printing

Rapids

amusement. which

Real Calvin

does not We are,

has its right

this is sufficient

rebuttal.)

Grand Rapids Realtors: If you w a n t to know what a Calvin College Intellectual thinks, read what was printed in Venture, a student l i t e r a r y magazine, 905 Logan S.E., the winter issue. The editor is Jim Rensenbrink; and J o h n Vogel is s e c r e t a r y - t r e a s u r e r . Rod Jellema, Vogel and Neal Rensenbrink a r e the editorial staff. This publication h a s inspired a little investigation on w h a t is going on. It is learned t h a t these men are f a v o r i t e s of the social revolutionaries in the faculty, especially p r o f e s s o r s Donald Bouma, L e s t e r DeKoster, H e n r y Zylstra and H a r r y Jellema. This story by Robert Staal, one of the f a c u l t y ' s favorites, is not l i t e r a t u r e , but p r o p a g a n d a f o r the abandonment of one set of ethics and the adoption of a new set. The idea is t h a t seduction isn't as bad a s buil.ding restrictions. The story. Beyond this, is propaganda to discredit real estate men and the Grand Rapids Real E s t a t e Board. ^ The money behind Venture comes f r o m w h e r e ? The real source of this p r o p a g a n d a f o r a brand new set of morals is Donald Bouma, P r o f e s s o r of Sociology. Some y e a r s ago he bored into the a f f a i r s of the Real E s t a t e Board under the guise of w r i t i n g a thesis to get a n advanced degree. I guess it was t h o u g h t he was not unfriendly, but his purpose was to get information t o be used a g a i n s t realtors. He was careful w h a t he said. W h a t he h a s always t h o u g h t (Continued on page 3)

a wandering vacuum, a f r i g h t f u l emptiness which t a k e s meaning and purpose f r o m life. This vacuum m a n i f e s t s itself in our various intellectual, social, and international relationships. In the f o r m e r we witness such phenomena as " P e a l ism" which, under the guise of traditional religion, offers "peace of mind" as an antidote f o r the confusions and f r u s t r a t i o n s of everyday living. The weakness and desire of our generation f o r panaceas have also been quite evident in international politics. F a r f r o m a d j u s t i n g to t h e t u m u l t u o u s conditions of the "new", the West rigidly continues to perceive everything in t e r m s of the "old." We tend to regard Communism as merely a magnification of similar previous t h r e a t s , missing its peculiar t h r e a t and significance. We still think in t e r m s of black and white. As a result, we employ outdated methods in dealing with the t h r e a t . People advocate an end to this d e v a s t a t i n g insecurity by destroying Communism with one blinding stroke, ignoring the obvious f a c t that we will ourselves be destroyed in the flash. The Cold W a r is not a m a t t e r of absolutes, nor will it be resolved in any spectacular diplomatic or military coups! W h a t ever may lessen tension and promote eventual coexistence in the world can only be accomplished through an exhausting, often discouraging series of diplomatic giveand-takes. In such a dilemma, perhaps Sir Anthony Eden is more the m a n of this hour, offering t h e experience, facility, and finesse it so desperately needs. The p a t h before our generation is long and trying. But our g e n e r a tion m u s t t r y ! To be successful it will require a personal determination, courage, and f a i t h not hitherto shown. In a sense Shelley m i g h t almost have been thinking of t h e lot of this generation when he wrote in P r o m e t h e u s Unbound: To s u f f e r woes which Hope thinks infinite; To f o r g i v e wrongs darker t h a n death or night; To d e f y Power w h i c h s e e m s omnipotent . . . N e i t h e r to change, nor f a l t e r , nor repent. This . . . is to be Good, g r e a t and joyous, b e a u t i f u l and f r e e ; This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory.

Dear Mom and Dad: I'm finally g e t t i n g back into the swing of school a g a i n . Vacations certainly have a way of flying by. Nobody looked very h a p p y to be back a t all, and all the choir kids walked around f o r nearly a week in the queerest sort of contorted positions. I guess it m u s t have been t h a t California sun. I asked one girl about the t r i p and she just looked at me and barked sort of like a dog. I finally decided it was supposed to be a Greyhound, but it sounded s t r a n g e l y like a "bulldog" to me! Oh well, t h e y ' r e sort of an odd g r o u p a n y w a y . They went all the way to California to see the sun and then spent half a day hundreds of f e e t below the ground in a big black cave which is only fit f o r b a t s to live in. Some people have s t r a n g e values. They must have had a lot of s p a r e time on t h e i r hands while t h e y were out there, cause they played silly little g a m e s all day, someone said. And they were so rested all t h e time that they had to t a k e along a special nurse to give sleeping pills every night so they could sleep. Sure do wish I could sing! I had to go over to the clinic for a shot yesterday, because I caught cold w a s h i n g my h a i r in the ice-water in the dorm. Right while I was in t h e midst of washing it, the w a t e r j u s t suddenly dropped about fifty degrees. My roommate says t h a t ' s because some think it's s u m m e r now, only L really don't see why t h a t should make such a difference . . . I've always washed my h a i r in t h e s u m m e r , too! There's a lot of excitement around campus now in p r e p a r a t i o n for the Student Council elections. It seems like everyone has a petition f o r someone. I've already signed f o u r f o r Vice-President alone, and I sure hope t h e r e won't be m a n y more! Well, I've got to go do my exercises now. Joe told me t h e other day t h a t he wondered if I'd ever grow up, so I've been doing exercises every day. E v e r y t i m e I go out of a door, I g r a b the top and stretch as hard as I can, but nothing's happened yet. I g u e s s those things take time. Your d a u g h t e r , Ophelia

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE Second Semester 1954-1955 May 27 to June 3 Friday:

9:00 1:00 3:30

5 MWF 6 TT 3 MWF

Saturday:

9:00

1 MWF

Monday:

Memorial Day

Tuesday:

9:00 1:00 3:30

4 MWF 5 TT 6 MWF

W e d n e s d a y : 9:00 1:00

2 TT French, Spanish, German, Element. & Intermed. 3 TT 3:00

Thursday:

9:00 1:00 3:30

2 MWF 1 TT Bible 11 & 31

Friday:

9:00 Biology 34 1:00 H i s t o r y 14

MAY DAY . . . (Continued f r o m page 1) Prentice; tickets, Phyl M a a t ; prog r a m s , Mary J a n e A d a m s ; and cleanup, Diane Vicha and Doris Stoffregen. Master of ceremonies will be Ron Brown, and t h e t o a s t s will be given by David Bosch, Bob Winters, Bob Bedingfield, Ben La Fevre, and Mr. Ten Hoor. Rev. L a m b e r t Ponstein will give the invocation.

DR. FIFIELD . . . (Continued f r o m page 1) f r a t e r n i t y , a t services before the dinner w e r e : Don Jacobusse, Penny R a m a k e r , Charlotte H a m m e r , Robert Riekse, Dick Ortquist, A u d r e y Nienhouse, Mary J a n e Adams, and Lynn Post. The local c h a p t e r of Phi Alpha T h e t a was founded in 1948. P r e s e n t officers a r e Bob Hendrickson, president; Renny Kiemel, vice president; Avis South, h i s t o r i a n , and Dr. P a u l Fried, s e c r e t a r y - t r e a s u r e r . Miss M e t t a Ross is f a c u l t y advisor.


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HOPE

COLLEGE

A N C H O R

Letter to the Editor

N REVIEW

March 24, 1955 Dear E d i t o r :

By Jon Hinkamp

It was my very g r e a t pleasure to attend last night's gala opening of the sparkling revue, "The College World U n f u r l e d " . It was a premiere which will long be cherished in the memories of Holland first-nighters. The moment the house iights dimmed, "College World" established itself firmly in the Great Tradition of the Theatre. The writing team responsible f o r this, the Holland theatrical season's magnum opus, displayed their g r e a t erudition and their m a s t e r f u l g r a s p of the significant techniques of the dramatic c r a f t by opening the production with a skillful utilization of the s t a g e m a n a g e r device. F i r s t introduced to the Western t h e a t e r by Geothe in his " F a u s t u s " , this device has been employed, in modified form, of course, by such renowned American theatrical experimentalists as Thornton Wilder and Tennessee Williams. It remained for the writers of "College World", however, to unflinchingly exploit this fabulously effective device in its unadulterated purity. The first act of this impressive revue is a stroke of pure genius. Boldly rejecting the cliche production-number opening, the producers retain, however, the classic motif of the dance and add an everpopular torch song set in the roaring twenties. Result: a sure-fire opening number with terrific power and impact. Through this technique, "College W o r l d " achieves audience r a p p o r t and establishes tone and pacing. Following this acute commentary on the philosophy of history, which f e a t u r e s the team of Kempers and Maxam, is a biting piece of social criticism. This f e a r l e s s presentation of the g r e a t h u m a n problem, which is of the utmost importance (especially today!) is a vehicle f o r the histrionic t a l e n t s of Bob Hoeksema. The setting is a r e m a r k a b l e example of post-surrealist s t a g e decor which provides a b s t r a c t interpretation- of the "Blind D a t e " theme. It is a m a s t e r f u l l y staged and acted d r a m a with powerful undercurrents of human emotion. (Watch out f o r t h a t undertow! It gets still deeper f u r t h e r along.) The third portion of the p r o g r a m is a t r e a t m e n t of an American classic in the Greek Classic tradition. It is chiefly notable f o r its use of an interpretive chorus to forcefully state and subtlely reiterate the basic t r u t h s with which the piece is concerned. The g r e a t e s t possible degree of effectiveness is attained through the use of s t a r k l y naturalistic setting. The director, Don Jacobusse, who is nothing short of Holland's answer to Elia Kazan, has astutely chosen this moment f o r a change of pace which is highly a p p r o p r i a t e a f t e r such a s t r o n g dosage of tense d r a m a . This is provided by two rousing chants f r o m Sergi Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky C a n t a t a " , which a r e juxtaposed to the grimly realistic f r a t e r n i t y - l o u n g e setting. The last scene of the opening portion of the revue is set in a n idealized f r a t e r n i t y room. The dialogue provides a suitable conversation piece f o r t h e intermission. The final portion of the production is keynoted by a piano duet by Van E e n e n a a m and Kyser, " A n d a lucia" and a single by Mr. Kyser, the theme f r o m Tchikovsky's " F i r s t Piano Concerto". Following t h e piano numbers is a two-scene symbolist d r a m a with s u r r e a l i s t overtones titled "The Secret Life of H u b e r t Heebie". This act is notable f o r its d a r i n g u s a g e of the Shakespearian apron i

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CALVIN'S VENTURE . . . (Continued f r o m page 2) can be learned f r o m w h a t his pupil, S t a a l , writes. The apprentice spills the beans. Students a r e a whole lot more reliable witnesses of what is t a u g h t than the professors themselves.

In a day in which the forces of Communism a r e testing the fiber of The board will do well to be c a r e f u l about going out of its stage and the exceptionally stylized Christianity I have found the folway to help any other moral revolutionaries. The Christian staging. lowing article to be most awakenReformed Church m a y wish to continue to support this new set Displaying a f u l l realization of ing. P e r h a p s , if you so choose, you of ethics. But real e s t a t e men o u g h t to object when those new the responsibility of the t h e a t e r in can publish it in the Anchor. It is a ethics are popularized at their expense. the field of education, the producers worthy article f o r Christian young The new morals a t Calvin College a r e that it isn't too bad to make have included at this point a short a girl p r e g n a n t provided you are an idealist and are looking f o r w a r d people to read. It can be found on survey course in the evolution of the back cover of the CBMCI to being a g r e a t college literary professor, that making a girl p r e g n a n t Jazz; a one-hundred-percent Ameris less despicable than the real e s t a t e business, t h a t realtors a r e fineMarch-April issue of Contact. ican idiom which is so i m p o r t a n t t a l k i n g hypocrites and fools, t h a t r e a l t o r s exploit their salesmen by " L e t ' s examine our own h e a r t s to our culture today. deductions for multiple-listing, etc., and by paying only half the The p r o g r a m is rounded out, before we answer the question: b r o k e r a g e a f t e r deductions, and t h a t maintaining realty values by d e m o n s t r a t i n g t h e truely eclectic restrictions is f a r worse than seducing a young girl. Young Staal has IS COMMUNISM W I N N I N G ? erudition of the writers, with a The following is taken f r o m a his hero look down his long seducer's Christian Reformed nose at the dramatic presentation which comwicked real estate business. And finally the story ends t h a t realtors French Communist p a p e r : 'The bines an immortal folk saga with a r e pious grinders down of the u n f o r t u n a t e poor by having the rule t h a t Gospel is a much more powerful the late-romantic contributions of deposits a r e forfeitable. Edward F i t z g e r a l d , aptly titled weapon f o r the renewal of society All of t h a t stuff may be inspired l i t e r a t u r e of a new "The Shriek Rides Ag ai n " . This is than is our M a r x i s t philosophy. All Christian Reformed brand. The board ought to make inquiry presented with a theatricalized the same, it is we who will finally of the Christian Reformed people in Grand Rapids and elsetouch which is a p p r o p r i a t e to the beat you. We are only a h a n d f u l where whether they intend to m a k e f u r t h e r a t t a c k s on realtors highest traditions of melodrama. and you Christians are numbered f o r the purpose of teaching a new set of morals. The evening is completed with a by the million. But if you rememBEYOND THIS flamboxant finale a p p r o p r i a t e to ber the story of Gideon and his (A story by Robert Staal) expressionalist t h e a t e r . three hundred companions, you will This is the story of a young m a n who made a girl p r e g n a n t . I "The College World U n f u r l e d " understand why I am right. We is undoubtedly the best revue Communists do not play w i t h suppose t h e guy had to be an idealist. And he was. Which is why he staged in Holland this season. I words. We a r e realists, and seeing took it h a r d when he had to give up the long sought goal of teaching know of no reason why this pro- that we a r e determined to achieve English L i t e r a t u r e . Understand, it's no tragedy, to my way of thinking, duction should not continue to run our object, we know how to obtain t h a t a young fellow h a s to go out and f o r a g e in the big bad world. unchecked until t h e termination of the means. Of our salaries and But every time I look back on the day I spent with Vic Bently I feel the t h e a t e r lease. I have the r a r e wages we keep only what is strictly like going on a grandiose crying j a g f o r all the disillusioned.

honor to append t h e following citation: The D r a m a Critic's Circle of Holland, Michigan present the third annual George J e a n N a t h o r n Award For Distinguished D r a m a to " T h e College World U n f u r l e d " for outs t a n d i n g c o n t r i b u t i o n to t h e Theatre in the 1954-55 season.

necessary; and we give the rest f o r p r o p a g a n d a purposes. To this propa g a n d a we also consecrate all our f r e e time and p a r t of our holidays. You, however, give only a little time and hardly any money f o r the s p r e a d i n g of the Gospel of Christ. How can anyone believe in the supreme value of this Gospel if you do not practice i t ? If you do not spread it? And if you sacrifice neither time nor money f o r i t ? Believe me, it is we who will win, f o r we believe in our Communist message and we a r e ready to sacrifice everything, even our life, in order t h a t social justice s h a l l triumph. But you people are a f r a i d to soil your h a n d s . ' " This is not copy-rited. You m a y feel f r e e to use it in any m a n n e r you choose, if you believe it will be of e n l i g h t e n m e n t t o y o u r readers. Sincerely, David P. Wilson W e s t e r n Theological Sem. Holland, Michigan

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It was snowing hard the day I walked with Vic up t h e steps of the real-estate office to which an uncle of his had r e f e r r e d him in prospect of a job. Mr. Ridgewood, the broker, was supposed to be intelligent and f a i r minded and Vic was enthusiastic about becoming a salesman under him. I was along as Vic's moral support in place of the six beers he wished he could have had under his belt. Mr. Ridgewood proved to be a balding, gentle looking person about fifty. "Good afternoon, good a f t e r n o o n , " he began (a bit too affably, I t h o u g h t ) , "one of you two m u s t be Vic Bently." It was a good guess. A f t e r the introductions and the usual small talk, Ridgewood summarily began to expand on the real-estate business. "Vic, my boy," he said, "we in the real-estate business have perhaps the biggest opportunity of anybody to serve the people in this here community. We a r e classed with doctors and lawyers by the common people. My slogan is, 'There's a house f o r everybody and somebody for every house'. We don't sell, my boy, we serve. I've been in this business f o r twenty-five y e a r s and I know all the ins and outs. I s t a r t e d as a mere boy. My m o t h e r was a f u n d a m e n t a l i s t which set me off on the wrong t r a c k . The f a s t is . . ." W h a t an extraordinarily cogent presentation, I thought. Shades of Willie Lomen. I glanced at Vic, expecting him to be smiling slightly (He is more charitable t h a n I) but the guy actually seemed to be drinking it all in. His pale blue eyes were deadly earnest. This Ridgewood was a real h a m . He was bit all the w a y down to the navel and then pinnacled off into wooden legs and tiny f e e t — somew h a t like a converse Moovian. His large green eyes sort of flapped in their sockets and he talked out of his mouth, rolling a large tongue between thin lips every few seconds. He was g e t t i n g down to commissions finally. "Kid, he said, "if you sell a $16,000 house, f o r example, you get five percent which is $800." " T h a t ' s very good money," said Vic, and I could see he was thinking of the baby t h a t was on the way. "Now, my boy," Ridgewood w a s quick to say, "I always tell my new men t h a t the worst possible attitude with which to e n t e r this business is to be constantly thinking of making a f a s t buck. Your first and p r i m a r y job is to serve this here community." He was blubbering now. I began to wonder if he had won the camels h a i r overcoat on the chair as a prize for serving "this here community".

small number of students including some members of the Student Council, the International Relations New VMCA President Club, and our foreign student group At the YMCA elections this p a s t will be invited to meet Dr. Ohata. Tuesday, Lyle Vander Werff, a A discussion of the campus governjunior f r o m Stickney, South Dakota, ment and the college p r o g r a m f r o m was chosen to head the YM activithe student point of view will folties f o r the 1955-56 school year. low. A visit to the Tulip Fields He will be ably assisted by t h e He continued: "Out of the $800, three and one half percent goes (requested in the State D e p a r t m e n t newly elected vice president, J o h n outline) will probably be included to the real estate board f o r their services — uh — to all of us." De Vries, a sophomore f r o m Hol" T h a t ' s f a i r enough," Vic said. in the a f t e r n o o n . land, Michigan. Gordon Hondorp, "Yes. Then two and one half percent of the r e m a i n d e r goes to Since Dr. O h a t a has indicated an a sophomore f r o m Grand Rapids, interest in all levels of American the broker who had the property listings; if another a g e n t sells one Michigan, will fill the office of secof our p r o p e r t y listings, I get two and a half percent out of his r e t a r y and Tom H a r r i s , a j u n i o r political and economic life and cul- commission," he said, lip twitching. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ture, a dinner in his honor will be "Oh," said Vic. held at the Country Club, and will will handle the t r e a s u r e r ' s duties. "Then you and I split w h a t is left, Vic. Uh — a f t e r all, I am a provide him with an opportunity Mr. Vander Werff is a g r a d u a t e licensed broker, and you, of course, will be new in the business. There of N o r t h w e s t e r n J u n i o r College and to meet representative members of will come a time when you will have salesmen under you. H a r a m p h . served a s the YM r e p r e s e n t a t i v e the community of Holland and of In exchange f o r splitting your commissions with me, you will have to Student Council f o r the p a s t the Hope College Faculty. t h e a d v a n t a g e of gleaning the advice and information I can give you Wednesday morning Dr. Y n t e m a year. H e is a m e m b e r of t h e a f t e r twenty-flve years in the business." Arcadian F r a t e r n i t y and an English will a r r a n g e conferences f o r Dr. " Y e a h , " Vic said. m a j o r . Mr. De Vries comes to t h e Ohata with members of the EcoRidgewood got up f r o m his chair and drew hard on his cigar, post of V P a f t e r serving as t r e a s - nomics Dept. and f o r visits to some obviously on t h e defensive. urer of the YM this past y e a r . college classes. A t lunch P r o f e s s o r "Vic, I'll play ball with anyone who is willing to p l a y ball with John is a Cosmopolitan and is t a k - Vander Borgh will introduce repre- me. I like young fellows who a r e willing to learn and g e t ahead a t ing a pre-medical course. Gordon sentatives f r o m the school systems any price." Hondorp and Tom H a r r i s are new- of Holland to our guest and will I peeked out f r o m under my h a n d s beneath which I was t r y i n g to comers to t h e cabinet. Gord, a preside over the informal discus- hide t h e smirk on my face. The g u y was t h r o w i n g out cliches t h a t member of the Arcadian F r a t e r - sion on topics related to educational seemed almost f r e s h because t h e y were so t r i t e ; I no longer knew nity, is p r e p a r i n g f o r t h e medical problems. anyone who dared to use them. profession. Tom belongs t o t h e Dr. O h a t a will leave Grand Vic was finally a bit aroused, b u t still in f o r some r o u g h i n g up. F r a t e r n a l Society and is a h i s t o r y Rapids by a i r in t h e late a f t e r n o o n His eyes were bright. major. Wednesday. (Continued on page 4)

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Sororities Plan Spring Parties

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BEYOND THIS . . . (Continued from page 3) "Mr. Ridgewood," he sajd, "before I enter this business, I'd like to ask you a candid question." "Shoot, m y boy," Ridgewood replied. "Well," Vic said, " r u m o r has it t h a t the realtors of this city have an unwritten law which keeps Negroes f r o m buying property in white neighborhoods, even if they are financially qualified. Is this t r u e ? " Ridgewood looked profoundly into the glass paperweight on the desk and removed the cigar ashes dribbling down his pin-striped vest, "My boy," he said, "I've been around this world a long time, longer than your sociology professors. I've always said t h a t you can't fit square pegs in round holes —" "Give it to me s t r a i g h t , " Vic interrupted brusquely. Ridgey smoothed the limped skin around his eyes. He had trained t h a t skin to crinkle on a moment's notice when he was supposed to smile. "Well," he said, " u g — you might say we don't go out of our way to find colored people to put in solid white blocks. I have nothing against colored people. I know many fine colored people. But if placing a colored family in a neighborhood will depreciate the realty in the area — well, you know the strain of business. H a r u m p h . The f a c t is, if a colored man comes into the office and insists on a house in, say, the southeast section, well, we are usually — uh — pretty busy with previous prospects." Before Vic could pin him down, the telephone rang and Ridgewood invited both of us to accompany him to a prospect's place and see a realtor in action. But if he had known the situation I'm sure he wouldn't have invited us. The lady who answered the door was thin, fatigued, and p r e g n a n t ; and judging f r o m the mob behind her skirts she must have been in t h a t condition once each year f o r the last seven. Well, the story was t h a t the Milanowskis had hoped to move out of their humblest of dwellings into something a little less humble and had agreed to buy a bungalow in a better neighborhood. The purchase was to be financed by F.H.A. and the Milanowskis had given a fifty dollar deposit to Ridgewood which was to be applied to the purchase when the deal was closed. "I'm sorry, sir," I heard her say, "but we won't be able to buy the house f o r some time. Joe just got laid off and we'll have to scrape now . . ." Mrs. Milanowski seemed to be a good woman. Joe was sitting in the corner hugging a bottle of Schlitz. " T h a t ' s certainly too bad," Ridgewood bubbled. "These situations do arise in life however. Of course, you realize I'll have to keep your deposit." She looked shaken. "But we're counting on that money to pay off the hospital bills. You see, I'm going to have another baby soon and with Joe out of w o r k — . You really ain't got no right to keep that money." Ridgewood confidently opened a briefcase and extracted a contract. "Madam," he said, twitching, "is this your signature ? And is this one your h u s b a n d ' s ? " "Yes," she murmured. He was authoritative now, on top. "Mrs. Milanowski, this is a 'contract to buy' authorized by the Michigan S t a t e Realtors Board and many times tested in court. Article three, p a r a g r a p h A reads as follows: 'If the purchaser, having duly signed a buyers' contract, f o r any reason whatsoever shall decline to fulfill his or her obligations, he or she shall surrender the deposit to the realtor having arranged the contract." "I never read t h a t , " she cried, "we'll sue." "Fine, madam," Ridgewood said blandly. "Good day. Come gentlemen," he added, waddling to the door and gesturing. Once outside, Ridgewood was apologetic. Gentlemen," he said, "the real estate business is not a racket. Don't get t h a t idea. I had to keep the deposit as my remuneration f o r showing her the house and doing the paperwork. I had it coming to me." He was getting warmed up inside now, aglow with the pallor of success. " I n the service of the community," he rambled, "one meets all sorts of situations. If you have the t r u e interest of people a t heart, and really mean it, you will always do what is best f o r them, directly or indirectly. Now, in this case, it . . ." I looked a t Vic. His ey^s were sad. Vic does piece work at some factory now. He writes sonnets at night.

Hope Attends National AIRC Conference In St. Louis

The spring schedule of sorority activities is keeping Hope's coeds Hope College was represented by busy planning joint meetings and a f o u r - m a n delegation a t the 8th spring parties. annual conference of the Association of International Relations A.S.A. The f r e s h m a n girls will have a Clubs in Sf. Louis trom April 1-4. joint meeting with Sorosis next TtfTerTding were Dr. Paul Fried, Friday night. A.S.A. members a r e Department of History and Polibusy planning the informal p a r t y tical Science, Larry Siedentop, which will be held at Prospect Chairman of the Delegation, EuPoint next S a t u r d a y with Mary gene TeHennepe, and Harvey MulKay Diephuis serving as chairman. der. They were p a r t of more than 375 delegates f r o m some 90 colDelphi leges and universities. The Delphis are busy planning The conference opened with a a dessert and meeting to be held m a j o r address and banquet at with their alumni next Friday night in the Juliana Room. At this meet- Washington University. Dr. Henry ing the current Delphi seniors will W. Wriston, President of Brown be initiated into the alumni chap- University spoke on "The U.S.A. ter. Ruth Bruins is in charge of — Paradox of Power." He spoke of weaknesses of our power and the meeting. warned of the dangers involved in Dorian The Dorian-Arkie joint meeting, the use of power as potent as that "Bein' Cagey", was held in the which the U.S. now possesses. The delegates received a "GloChapel basement last Friday night bal Briefing" f r o m Mr. Howard A. with Dorothy Hesselink and Nathan Vander Werf as co-chairmen. The Cook of the Department of State. Dorians are completing plans f o r Mr. Cook explained the present their formal p a r t y " S p r i n g Sym- State D e p a r t m e n t policies and conphony" to be held at the Green ditions in strategic world areas. In a Town-Hall-type meeting Ridge Country Club in Grand Miss Dorothy Fosdick and a disRapids on April 30. Joan Van Wingeren is general chairman of cussion panel developed means to a more effective implementation of the party. U.S. policies. She warned t h a t too Sibylline The Sibs held a joint meeting many Americans take an idealistic with the Knicks in the Juliana view of foreign affairs and t h a t Room last Friday night. The theme it is necessary f o r Americans to of the grams Chuck Knick

meeting was television proand Mary J a n e Rietveld and Lindahl were the Sib and chairmen.

The Hope delegation also participated in panel discussions, saw film previews, and gained ideas f o r the development of a more effective IRC p r o g r a m on their campus. Excellent weather and the friendly host city provided the delegation with a most enjoyable — as well as stimulating — conference.

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The closing banquet of the conference had Dr. John W. Nason, President of the Foreign Policy Association and f o r m e r President of Swarthmore College, as its speaker. In dealing with "The Citizens Responsibility in U.S. Foreign Policy" he stated t h a t we must, f o r our own survival, become interested in world affairs and t h a t there is no longer time to delay our active participation in international affairs.

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Hope Host For Hope's Fraternities Plan College Confeience On May 5th representatives f r o m twenty-five Michigan Colleges and Universities will meet on the Hope College Campus to discuss "International Education". Dr. John W. Hollenbach, Dean of t h e College announced that three special speakers have been invited to Holland in connection with this meeting. Dr. Howard E. Wilson, Secretary of the Educational Policies Commission and Mr. Vincent Baker of the Carnegie Endowment f o r International Peace will lead the discussion during the morning sessions to be held in the College ChapeL Their comments will be concerned mainly with the following questions: 1) W h a t should the general college student know about international affairs to make him a better citizen of a nation t h a t has become so important in world a f f a i r s ?

For these special guests an in- Spring Party, which will be held formal discussion meeting has been this year at the Gull Lake Counscheduled f o r the afternoon at Gil- try Club, Gull Lake, Michigan. The more Cottage under the chairman- date will probably be J u n e 3. ship of Professor Metta J. Ross, advisor of the Hope College International Relations Club. National Fraternity Simultaneously the business session will be held in the Chapel, under the chairmanship of Dr. Hollenbach, who is Vice-President of the Michigan College Association. Other officers include Dr. Victor A. Rapport of W a y n e University, President, and Dr. Edward G. Groesbeck of the University of Michigan, Secretary-Treasurer. The meetings will end about 3:30 p.m. a f t e r the election of next year's officers.

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by Robert Winter " T i s Spring, and a young man's fancy lightly t u r n s to thoughts of Informal P a r t i e s ; " and Hope's f r a t men are no exception, f o r each of the f r a t e r n i t i e s on campus is busily planning its Spring party. Class-president and Student Council elections also occupy a p a r t of the spotlight this week, with candidates and campaign m a n a g e r s holding hurried conferences in dark places. A quick trip around campus reveals the following items:

2) W h a t sort of training should the colleges and universities Emersonian be giving to train specialists The Emmie Spring P a r t y will who will enter governmental and private employment a t be held May 28th at the Hotel Macatawa, with Sherwood Hazelton home and a b r o a d ? in charge. Officers elected recently 3) W h a t should the colleges and by the Emersonian F r a t e r n i t y inuniversities be doing to capclude: Pat Vostello, president; Ronitalize ( f o r our national inald Ackermann, v i c e - p r e s i d e n t ; t e r e s t ) on the presence of the Karl Essenburg, secretary; and Almany foreign students on our ton Kooyers, s e r g e a n t - a t - a r m s . campuses ? Knickerbocker At the luncheon meeting in DurProspect Point Hotel, located in fee Hall, which follows. Deputy Spring Lake, Michigan, will be the Undersecretary of S t a t e Roy W. site of the Knick Spring P a r t y , Henderson will speak on the same which will be held this year on topic, "International Education". A May 28th. Art Jentz has been question period will follow his adappointed chairman of the event. dress. Last Friday night was the date Usually the meetings of the of the joint meeting between the Michigan College Association are Knicks, and their sister sorority. planned primarily f o r college and Sibylline. The meeting, which was university administrators and edu- in charge of Chuck Lindahl and cation experts. However, in view Mary J a n e R i e t v e l d , c e n t e r e d of this year's topic, additional in- around television programs, and revitations have been sent out to freshments were served following faculty members who a r e partic- an enjoyable time. ularly interested in international Fraternal relations and to those who are Frolics or no, life goes on as sponsors of International Relations usual at the OKE house this week. Clubs or similar student organiza- Dave Van Eenenaaam has been tions. appointed in charge of the F r a t e r

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Arcadian Ed Vander Kooi has been appointed chairman of the Arcadian Spring Party, which will be held this year at the Spring Lake Country Club. Date is May 14th. Second semester bidding resulted in the following men becoming Arkies: David Coster, Robert Rudolf, L a r r y Schut, John Plasman, and Floyd Swart. A joint meeting between the Dorians and the Arkies was held in the Chapel Basement on April 15. Highlight of the evening was the humor paper, given by the Arkie housemother, Mrs. J e a n n e t t e "Mom" Boeskool.

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Up to this time the Hope track squad has not seen actual league competion, but Coach Green reports t h a t practice is coming along in good shape and t h a t time trials have been run off in several events to determine the s t a r t i n g men. A new trend was initiated with The first meet of the season is the Hope College tennis team as today with the D r u g g i s t s f r o m they traveled south into Indiana Ferris. This is the first year t h a t and Ohio during the spring recess Ferris has taken up track, so the to take on Ea r l h a m and WittenDutch should encounter little trouburg Colleges. The Dutch met with ble. Hope gets its first look at a much success as they romped to conference opponent next week as 8-0 and 10-1 wins over Earlham they run against Kalamazoo and and W i t t e n b u r g respectively. BeGrand Rapids J . C. in a t r i a n g u l a r tween the time of printing and the meet a t Houseman Field in Grand issuing of this Anchor the tennis Rapids. team has engaged in two more The team this year has shown matches, those with Adrian last much potential in most events, but Tuesday and with Grand Rapids an overall lack of depth is in J. C. on Thursday. evidence. Fans will have the opporKen Weller, the Hope mentor, tunity of watching some outstandhas the problem of filling the numing performers, as the Hope squad ber 1 and 3 spots vacated by last goes into action. The report around year's squad. These positions are the conference is t h a t Albion is being filled by Ken Van Wieren of the team to beat again this year; Holland and John Jeltes, who won the Britons have most of their 54 the state classC-D champion while champions returning and have addrepresenting Lee High of Grand ed some outstanding frosh. KalaRapids last year. Bill Coventry, mazoo and Hillsdale will also be Lincoln P a r k , New Jersey, second teams to watch in the coming man last year is also eyeing the track season. number 1 slot. John Schrier, Muskegon Senior, I p e r f o r m a function in this school will be at the number 4 spot with On which no man can f r o w n John Warren, A r t Bieri, Glen De I quietly sit in every class Pree, and Duane Teusink all in And keep the average down. the running f o r the fifth position. This team has probably the most depth of any of coach Weller's WHITE teams since the w a r as this year's squad shows a wrell balanced atCROSS tack. The next meet will be a very BARBER important one with Calvin next Tuesday, the 26th. This promises SHOP to be a very close match as Calvin is bolstered by the r e t u r n of three veterans f r o m previous years.

The Hope College baseball team opened their 1955 season with an impressive 8-6 win over Ferris Institute at Riverview Park last Friday afternoon. Outhit 12-9 the Dutch came through with some timely extra-base hits to give coach Visser his first victory as baseball mentor. Hope opened the scoring in the second as they collected 4 runs on 4 hits. Boeve and Dykema started the rally as they hit f o r consecutive singles. With men on first and second Adams pounded a single to center field scoring Boeve with the inital run. Rink then drew a walk to load the sacks with none out but De Freeses grounder forced Dykema at home leaving the bases still loaded with one gone. DeVree, Hope's shortstop, then cleared the bases with a triple to left center to give Hope a 4-0 lead. With one on in the fifth, the Dutch continued to blast the ball as York, s t a r t i n g in left field, put one over the right field fence to put Hope ahead 6-3. F e r r i s had scored three in the top of the third on Hurdle's homer with two mates aboard. The D r u g g i s t s pushed across their final two tallies in t h e eighth on two hits and a walk. Ortquist, the Dutch's second sacker, scored the final two runs, coming all the way f r o m first on Wetherbee's single f o r the first, and coming in f r o m third on an error f o r the last run. Rink was the s t a r t e r and winner f o r Hope; he worked six innings giving up 7 hits, striking out 10, while walking none. Rudy the losing hurler f o r Ferris gave up 9 hits and struck out two. Adams paced Hope with two f o r three, while Wetherbee collected two f o r • <S> <Sk <f* five. The contest was well played LORESS LADIES APPAREL f o r one so early in the season, as FORMALS & WEDDING GOWNS each team committed only three Made To Order errors. Ready Made Dresses, Also Expert Alterations 188 River Ave. Ph. 6-7912

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Demetrius and the Gladiators — They should have left well enough alone. "The Robe" was enough. The Adventures of Hadjii Baba — We could never figure out how those tire tracks got out in the middle of that desert. The Egyptian — We don't know just where they dug this one up. Sex in spectacular proportions. The Vanishing Prairie — J u s t a remake of "The Living Desert," but an Oscar should go to those prairie dogs. And t h a t lady buffalo really put herself into her performance. The Barefoot Contessa — A f a i r ly good movie, but it had the most disappointing scene of the year. Reau Brummel — So w h a t was all the f u s s about? Prince V a l i a n t — J u s t another one of those medieval horse operas that seem so popular today. We could have listed dozens of others. F h f f f t — The New Yorker best sums this one up: " P t u i . " White Christmas — Bing should just retire, take it easy and never make another movie — how much money can he g e t ? Danny Kaye saved this one from being a complete flop.

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Siedentop Chosen For College Board RICHMOND, VA. (Special) — Larry Siedentop, junior f r o m Chicago, has been named to the College Board of the next volume of the Going-to-College Handbook, annually published here f o r students in and looking f o r w a r d to college. Nominated by college or national youth officials, members of the College Board serve as advisors to the editors in planning and developing the book. At the present time the College Board is being polled to discover attitudes on a number of lively campus problems. Scheduled f o r publication next August in time f o r home town g o i n g - t o - c o l l e g e functions, the Handbook will be used during the remainder of the year by students looking forward to college. SPIKE THE PUNCH WITH NO-DOZE? H I L L S D A L E , MICH. — ( A C P ) — The Kappa K a p p a Gammas are firm believers in the early bird theory. The Hillsdale College sorority scheduled an informal p a r t y recently s t a r t i n g a t 5 a.m. and extending until 9 a.m. The coeds called f o r their dates in the wee hours of the morning, entertained them with a floor show, danced to recorded music and then served orange juice, doughnuts and coffee. The Hillsdale Collegian, campus paper, suggested it was "something new in the line of informals."

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Mixed badminton and volleyball are now under way in Carnegie Gym. Lists are up " f o r archery, and everyone who is interested is urged to sign up. S o f t ball g a m e s will s t a r t on April 28. The g a m e s this year will be played off on Thursday evenings. Marcia Smith and J a n Gravink have been announced the winners of the doubles badminton t o u r n a m e n t . All women are invited to spend an evening of swimming on April 21 in Grand Haven. On May 18 the annual VV.A.A. banquet will be held. The blazers seen about campus can be obtained a f t e r winning 200 points in intra-murals, which makes one eligible to purchase the jackets. They come in white and navy blue.

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