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Official Publication of the Students of Hope College at HollancL Michigan

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September 19,1948


To Anchor Readers:

Hope's Campus Property

It is a very stimulating experience to be back on the Hope College campus again, after an absence of sixteen years. With those students and faculty members who have been gone for the summer I share the joy of returning though my absence has been longer. In many ways Hope College is an entirely new institution to me. I, therefore, share with Freshmen and other newcomers the pleasure of novel experiences. Whether returning to familiar scenes or entering upon a new experience we have before us one of the best prospects that has ever found any generation of Hopeites. The war is over and we look forward to reaping the blessings of peace. Men are returning and young men are coming from high schools in increasing numbers. Young women have enrolled in unprecedented numbers and soon Hope will again be crowded to the doors. This implies a complete program of academic, extra-curricular, social and athletic activities. Already rapid strides are being made in that direction. This will be a year of reconversion. It will take all the intelligence, patience and determination we all possess to make it The Year of Great Opportunity instead of a year of frustration. We welcome you to the task of building the greater Hope on the foundations that have been so well laid throughout the years. • Dr. I. J. LUBBERS.




A g r e a t l y increased "post w a r " enrollment has necessitated many changes in the dormitories of Hope College. Voorhees Hall is filled to capacity with dining facilities to care f o r both men and women. Converted to a girls' dormitory three years ago a f t e r being the traditional campus home of men students for many years, Van Vleck has also every mom occupied. "Beach C o t t a g e " known formerly as the Emersonian fraternityhouse will house girl students again this year. This home of the Beach family, before being purchased by the Emersonians, has had its dining room expanded to provide facilities for both men and women. The Fraternal Society's former home has been renamed " F a i r b a n k s C o t t a g e " f o r the old family settlers who built the home. This home too, will house campus girls for the coming year. A complete remodeling and modernization job has been done on our formerly gray stucco building on Columbia Avenue. Known to f o r m e r students on campus as the music building it has a history all its own. From High School building, to Anchor office, to Commons Room, Music building and the official Army headquarters of Capt. Homer Morgan and his staff, it now becomes a residence f o r dorm girls. When completed it will contain utility rooms for laundry and storage in the basement, sizable lobby and a suite for the house m o t h e r on first, and p a r t of the first and all the second will contain girls rooms with individual closets and desk space for each girl. Until it is finished, the girls will live in the Netherlands Hotel. The five dormitories together will house more than 200 women. It is the g r e a t e s t number of girls ever to be housed on Hope's Campus.

Freshmen Girls' Club To Organize Under Pan-Hell.

Rock Slide Causes Death of Student The death of Miss Dorothy Vander Woude of Oak Harbor, W a s h ington, came as a shock to many Hope College students. Dorothy, in a t t e m p t i n g to jump across an old quarry in Deception P a s s State Park last August 8, was caught in a rock slide which resulted in serious injury. Taken to the hospital, she died two d a y s later. She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. B. T. Vander Woude. Funeral services were held August 11, with the burial in Oak Harbor cemetery. Rev. Vander Woude had accepted a call to Woodstock, Minn., and preached his farewell sermon the Sunday a f t e r the funeral. While at college last year Dorothy became a member of the Thesaurian Sorority and served on the House Board.

Student Council To Beach Party Under Council and W.A.L. Gear Program To Peacetime Activity Hope's Student Council extends a hearty welcome to each new student on campus this fall. This year the Council has based its program on aims suited to cope with new conditions on campus — the returning of men to college with cessation of hostilities, the introvention of a new college administration, and the prospects for even larger enrollments than there were before the war. It has adopted a policy which aims to unify, harmonize and stimulate the campus life of the college A better balanced social calendar Will be established. Heretofore it has been a problem caused by every organization not considering its individual plans in the overall social life of the campus. Another intention will be to promote a real understanding between faculty and student body by encouraging a f r a n k expression of all problems t h a t may arise f o r either, and by encouraging an active cooperation in solving these problems. With these purposes as the foundation, plans have been launched for a vigorous social program for the entire college. The Student Council will hold its first regular meeting a t 8:15 p. m. on Tuesday, September 25.

On September 28, at 7:30 the Pan-Hellenic Board will meet in the Commons Room with all new Freshmen girls to discuss the organization of a Freshman Club. This Club will be formed in order to supplement the activities otherwise handled by sororities. The organization will be composed of F r e s h m a n girls only, and will be under the sponsorship of the College Personnel Adds Pan-Hellenic Board. Members of Pan-Hell, are asked Two New House Mothers to watch f o r notices in chapel and Two new house mothers have on bulletin boards of their first been added to the college permeeting this year. sonnel. Mrs. Gertrude Bolton of Muskegon, Michigan, is the house mother for Fa irba nks Cottage. Mrs. George Steininger of Grand Haven, has been appointed assistant to the Dean of Women. She will work in the office and g r a n t routine permissions. Until ColumAlcor is planning on making this bia Cottage is completed, she will year a big one. In spite of our be house mother at the Nethersmall number, only seven of us, lands Hotel. Mrs. Steininger is the we will do our best and work our mother of Helen Steininger, a hardest to live up to Anchor stand- f o r m e r Hopeite who now attends ards. Our first meeting will take Central College. place during the second week of school at t h e latest and f r o m then on we will really g e t down to work, with some very able guidance in Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A., t h e persons of Miss Lichty, Miss the religious organizations on the Boyd, and Miss Gibbs. campus, welcome all new students The "Koffee Kletz," our prize to their weekly Tuesday night possession, is being redecorated meetings and other Y activities. and will be open f o r business as The first event sponsored by the soon as possible. There are such Y's is the annual beach party things as class schedules and workWednesday, S e p t e m b e r 19, at ing hours to be untangled first. Ottawa B e a c h for all new stuOur menu will be much the same dents. Transportation, food, and as last year: rolls, coffee, cokes, recreation will be in charge of the milk, chocolate milk, and orange Y cabinets. A roller skating party drink. Everyone knows how good scheduled for Saturday, September those between-class snacks were. 22, will give all old and new HopeWe just ask that you bring along ites an opportunity to meet their a large appetite — and a little fellow students. money. Plans for the first regular Y We are looldnf forward to see- meeting on September 25 call for ing you in the "Klet2' , so be sure a joint meeting with Dr. Lubbers, to come. (That goes for you profs the new college president, as the too.) speaker. The Y's intend to have

Alcor Will Reopen

'Koffee Kletx* Soon

"Y" News

As the representative of Hope's student body, the Student Council is planning r n All-College Beach Party as its first m a j o r event of the year. We'll get acquainted with each other in true Hope style at the Beach P a r t y at Tunnel Park on the second Saturday afternoon of college, September 29. Scheduled to be held from 2 to 6, cars and trucks will leave from Graves Library at 1:45. Under joint sponsorship of the Council and W.A.L., an afternoon of lively entertainment has been outlined by Clarice Peterson, program chairman. So, grab your "beach togs" and come prepared! Betty Van Lente and Marian Mastenbrook have clothed the subject "Food" under a mystic cloak but hint t h a t it will be something "out of the world." Ess Bogart and Louise Ter Beek head the publicity committee; " f r o s h " boys will do honors as the clean-up committee.

Speaker To Address Elementary Students Hope's newly organized Elementary Club has scheduled its initial meeting f o r the first or second week of October. It will be held in the kindergarten room of the Washington School. Mr. Joseph Moran, Physical Education Director of the Holland Public Schools, has been slated as the guest speaker. Besides enumerating the values of a game program in the elementary grades, he will demonstrate howto play various children's g a m e s which promote good sportsmanship and the wise use of leisure time. All Hopeites interested in elementary teaching are eligible for membership in t h e organization. Miss Carolyn Hawes is the faculty advisor. The officers a r e : President, Marian Mastenbrook; vice president, H a r r i e t Hains, and secr e t a r y - t r e a s u r e r , Marian Maurer. The purposes of the club a r e to promote a feeling of unity a m o n g those who are interested in education; to enable students to keep up with the latest educative theories a n d p r o g r e s s through outside speakers and discussions; to give the underclassmen the a d v a n t a g e of the student teachers' experiefiees which the contacts of such meeting would afford; to provide enjoyment; to increase i n t e r e s t ; and to prepare members to be better teachers. more fireside discussion meetings than last year and to have at least one joint meeting a month to promote more joint activity than formerly. The Y. M. and Y. W. sincerely hope that all new students will join the old members for a year of social and religious activity on the cameos.

Hope Alumnus Brings Varied Experience As He Becomes Sixth President of Hope Dr. Irwin J. Lubbers began today what promises to become a very successful career as president of Hope College. The new president has already informally introduced his family and himself in a letter addressed to the student body. Dr. Lubbers has been associated with Hope in various capacities prior to assuming his present position. He became a student at Hope in 1908.


Anchor Staff Meetings To Be Held Nexh Week The Editors of the Anchor have scheduled a staff meeting to be held on September 24. Plans will be made for forthcoming issues and general policy will be discussed.

Irwin J. Lubbers

A meeting for new contributors will be held on September 25. Assignments for the October 3 issue will be made at that time. All those who are interested in becoming affiliated, in any capacity, with The Women's Activities League the Anchor should attend this meeting. has planned several events for

W A L Will Present

Orientation Party student get-togethers.

CALENDAR Sept. 19. 9:00 Convocation. Freshman Registration. 3:30 " Y " Bearch Party for new students. Sept. 20 8:00 Classes begin. 3:30 Orientation Tea. Sept. 21 7:30 "Y" Skating Party. 11:30 Dorm Pal Spread. Sept. 22 7:30 Faculty Reception.. Sept. 23 4:00 Vesper Concert. Sept. 25 7:15 " Y " Meetings, ""ept. 28 7:30 Organization o f Freshman Girls' Club. )ct. 5 7:30 All-College Mixer. Mixer.

Eighty-Third Year For Hope Started Convocation at 9:00 this morning officially opened the eighty-third year a t Hope College under its new oresident. Dr. Irwin J . Lubbers. Dr. H a r o l d S. C o f f m a n , g u e s t speaker and president of G e o r g e Williams College in Chicago spoke on the subject, "May We Have Eyes to See." Dr. Coffman is an authority on psychology, and was on the faculty at Northwestern f o r several years. It was there t h a t he became acquainted with Dr. Lubbers and Rev. Paul Mac L e a n . T h r o u g h these acquaintences and with Wm. Brink, a g r a d u a t e of Hope and a colleague a t Northwestern he became vitally interested in Hope College. Mrs. W. Curtis Snow, music director on the campus, a r r a n g e d f o r the music f o r convocation. Mrs. Peter Veltman, an a l u m n a of Hope, sang "The Good S h e p h e r d " by Vander Water. Mrs. Snow used f o r her organ prelude the " A d a g i o " f r o m the Second Organ Sonata by Mendelssohn.

Holienbach of Missouri To Teach Drama, Novel Dr. John Holienbach, of Kirksville, Missouri, has joined the faculty of Hope's English department and will teach American literature, American novel, drama and sophomore English classes this year. Dr. Holienbach is a graduate of Mulenberg College, in Pennsyl-




The Orienafternoon,

September 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 p. m., provides an opporunity for all women on the campus to become acquainted v.-ith each other and to greet the women members of the faculty.

Elaine Bielefeld,

president of W. A. L. will welcome all students and a varied musical

While at Hope Dr. Lubbers stated he was a "good enough student not to get kicked out." Paul E. Hinkamp, registrar, was his History professor and Mrs. H i n k a m p instructed Dr. Lubbers in English. His extra- curricular activities centered mainly around oratory and baseball. Dr. J. B. Nykerk was his public speaking mentor during his Sophomore year. That year Dr. Lubbers represented Hope in the S t a t e Oratorical Contest. The folfowing Dr. E. D. Dimment and Dr. Nykerk took Dr. Lubbers to the Nationals at Atlantic City, NewJersey. He was defeated by the famous Baptist minister. Dr. Bernard C. Klassen. In his Senior year Dr. Lubbers was the winner of the S t a t e Oratorical Contest at Butler University in Indiana, but once again was defeated in the Nationals held a t Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Of his baseball career Dr. Lubbers is justly proud. His b a t t i n g average stood highest f o r a number of years. J a c k Schouten, A t h letic Director, even a t t e m p t e d t o put him into pro-baseball. Directly a f t e r g r a d u a t i n g f r o m Hope Dr. Lubbers was appointed as a teacher in t h e China Mission. World W a r I interrupted his career and he joined the Army Air Forces. A f t e r the w a r Dr. Lubbers enrolled a t Western S e m i n a r y until he was ordered by the Board of Foreign Missions to go to India as Principal of Hope High School. He remained t h e r e two years and then took a trip around t h e world. Upon his r e t u r n Dr. Lubbers went to Columbia University where he received his master's degree. While at Columbia Dr. Lubbers also married Mrs. Lubbers, t h e f o r m e r M a r g a r e t Ban Donselaar.

In the fall of 1923 Dr. and Mrs. Lubbers came to Holland where he members pour. Peg Bakelaar, a was an instructor at Hope for six senior from New J e r s e y , is chair- years. man of this traditional tea. In 1931 he received his Doctor's W. A. L. urges all women on degree in education f r o m Norththe campus to become a genuine western University. p a r t of this student-service orDr. Lubbers was also on the ganization by paying the dues, faculty at Carroll College in Wauwhich are only one dollar, at the kesha, Wisconsin, for f o u r years. W. A. L. booth or to any board Prior to coming to Hope Dr. member. Activities which are con- Lubbers was president of our other tinuous throughout the year are Reformed church college. Central under the direction of Elaine Biele- College, in Pella, Iowa. While a t feld, president; Natalie Bosman, Central Dr. Lubbers introduced t h e vice president; Patricia Haskin, cottage plan of dormitories; aerosecretary: Dorothy Atkins, treas- nautics was added to the curricuu r e r ; Miss Elizabeth Lichty, fac- lum and the enrollment g r e a t l y inulty advisor. creased. program


while faculty

During our interview with Dr. Lubbers he stated t h a t his " b i g job" will be in maintaining a good faculty. Dr. Lubbers also stated t h a t he and Mrs. Lubbers are s t a r t i n g with Appointed to fill the chair of Bible an increased enrollment and with at Hope is Rev. Eugene Osterhaven, this in mind "they w a n t to go graduate of Hope of the class of places." '37. Rev. Osterhaven is also a gradu a t e of Western Theological seminary. Upon c o m p l e t i o n of h i s thesis, he will receive his Doctorate i n Theology f r o m Princeton Theological S e m i n a r y , Princeton, New this year in the French and New Jersey, a f t e r f o u r y e a r s of music departments at Hope is Miss post-graduate work there. Nella Meyer, who will teach classes He also served two years as the in the history of music and second pastor of the Reformed church at year French in addition to giving Raritan, New Jersey, while workinstruction in piano. S h e is an acing for his doctor's degree. He is complished musician and teacher of taking the place of the Rev. Henry piano and speaks French fluently. Bast, now pastor of Bethany ReShe studied piaho under Rosina formed church. Grand Rapids, who Lhevinne and T e n Jojeffy. During left Hope over a year ago. Bible the past four years she taught in classes last year were taught by the Brooklyn Music School, BrookDr. Lester Kuyper and Dr. George lyn, New York, and the Turtle Bay Mennenga, both of Western TheoMusic School, New York city and logical Seminary. gave private work in French and piano in her own studio. vania, and received his doctor's Miss Meyer has served previousdegree in English from the Uni- ly on the Hope faculty. She holds versity of Wisconsin. For the past her A.B. from Wiseoiisin Univerfour years he was professor of sity and her M. A. from Columbia English at Kirksville Teachers' University, where she is a candiCollege, Kirksville, Missouri. date for a Ph. D. in French.

Osterhaven To Fill Hope Chair of Bible

N. Meyer Returns As French, Music Prof.

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Pbsockied Cblefiide Press Editor- n-Chief Asswcu.te Kdltcrs Ever since the eventful V. E. Day, men of Hope have been movFeature Editor ing like shuttle-cocks over Europe, l o . I e t y Editor moving so quickly in fact, t h a t " C a m p t s to Campus" Editor . your Camp to Campus reporter is Tynists dizzy from trying to follow their movements. But the whole sumEDITORIAL CIRCULATION mer has held so many pleasant 1 yle (tore Dame M. Young J . Muelendyke Hubert surprises t h a t having a whirling 1, Muelendyke Elaine PrinR Fikse Hoaperd head is soon forgotten. Every trip G rcrude Vredeveld Kile P. Vos Bruins \ an Wyk Bosnian to the Model and points E a s t was Mastenbrook Bull F.ieleFeld Probst Ritseina interrupted by, or ended with a Kipstra MANAGERIAL IH* JoilK SfhipiH-ik hearty hand shake ( ? ) or an exDarenne Fredericks LI ison TerborK \» ixeman Dnnhor uberant Hi! — and sure 'nuff one Published every two weeks during the school year by the students of Hope of the old Hope gang would loom up like an answer to a maiden's College. Entered as second class matter at the post office of Holland, Michigan, at prayer. Really a real thrill to see special rate of postage provided for in section 1103 of Act of Congress, the be-ribboned blouses and smiling faces. October 3, 1917, and authorized October 19, 1918. The Buter brothers, Herk and Harv, have been home together Mail subscriptions, one dollar per year after Germany and couldn't have Address — The Anchor, Hope College, Holland, Michigan looked better . . . Telephone 9436 STAFr'



Ernie Meeusen, a member of the famed Black Hawk Division, was having a reunion with Midshipman Urnie Post and Don S c h o 11 e n. Don, you remember, was a P. 0 . W. in Germany. He lost 60 pounds but fears he has gained more than that back now. He reports that he never felt better though and is now in Texas back into routine army life. Clary Van Liere really saw all of Europe as a Camera-man. He said it was rugged but that's just the way he feels anyway. F t . Benning, Georgia, is now graced by his presence. Ens. and Mrs. Dell Boersma were around too. j Dell went to San Diego, Calif., and from thence? Sea. 2/c Tim Harrison in the Hospital Corps at Great Lakes is carrying on. He has been named a member of the famed Blue Jacket Choir.

Choose Wisely

The Editors of the Anchor have attempted to describe to our new students some of the aims and purposes of the main organizations on the campus. The entrance requirements in many cases have been stated so that you may know the extra-curricular activities that can be pursued. We are not advocating that all new students immediately become members of every organization and club for which they are eligible. These explanations have been given so that you may choose wisely those clubs that will be of most personal benefit. The transition from high school to college, or from college to college always requires emotional and mental readjustment. We would like to suggest that the wise student is one who, during this transitional period, places great emphasis on his academic readjustment. Attend classes daily! GLEASON Keep up with daily assignments! These are two major Lt. Bob Gleason — a former requisites of good Hope students. member of the A.S.T.P. at Hope is 0 occupying Germany. He — and B.

We Pledge We have attempted in this issue to acquaint the student body with our new president and his family. We have been on the campus this past week and have caught several glimpses of Dr. Lubbers "in action." Efficiency seems to have become the by-word and an earnest desire to "get things done" is the goal. We of the student body are admittedly rather difficult to handle. We are impulsive and a little sure of ourselves. But we do know, however, that Dr. Lubbers has a keen understanding of our youthful minds, and is ever interested in the thoughts and problems of youth. Dr. Lubbers is also genuinely aware of the spiritual traditions and ideals that make Hope a distinctively Christian College and for this attitude the student body is deeply grateful. Dr. Lubbers is assuming his position at a time when Hope has to gear her thinking and curriculum to peace time living. The transition, coming so suddenly, will undoubtedly present unusual problems. We are therefore taking this opportunity to pledge to Dr. Lubbers and his family the cooperation and wholehearted support of the student body. It is our earnest prayer that our new president and family will feel themselves valued members of the Hope family.




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Bilkert — hope that 1947 will see his return! The Marine group — Herk Van Tongeren, Bill Draper and Merle Vandenberg all were home for a short time. Merle said that he saw

Rusty De Vette and Wally Shermer Guinea. before they l e f t the states. They Edith Klaaren is also with the were all in California. Red Cross — as is Virginia Kooiker who is now a t Temple, Texas in the From Hope Women With the Recreation Division. Various Services. Miss Burrows, who is now with he 210th Station Hospital, F t . Lewis, Washington, writes: "This is a beautiful part of the w o r l d . . From our f o r t we can easily see Mt. Ranier. It stands as a strong, silent monument to God, and is a constant source of inspiration from amid the heartache and tragedy which seems to be the normal run of events in an a r m y post. "Last week we had 602 b o y s come in from Okinawa. Believe me, they kept us very busy, but the work is a pleasure. FRIS Lt. Dale Fris returned and was married . . . as was Lt. Muilenberg to none other than former Campus Queen Rose Winstrom. Clarence Boersma back from Ger many got hitched, too. Ens. Har. Koop, Class '43, promised to M. L. Hemmes, also spent a short leave in Holland and Grand Rapids. Capt. Don Winter has received a commendation f o r meritorious conduct from his commanding officer. Major George Heneveld who had the distinction of having bombed Tokyo, was home for a short rest, too. He has so many decorations that he is almost a walking rainbow. You know — it has just come to your reporter that Hope men are all wonderful!!! Don Ladewig is now a cadet training in Indiana. KOOP

Polly Naas, well known as the Aunt Penelope of this column last year is now with the Waves. She loves her work too! Lou Bixby has met Eddie Dibble "Somewhere in the Western Pacific." It is naturally, an i s l a n d . . . but what an island! . . . black shifting sands, dust, no trees, unusual weather t h a t would put a Californian to shame, soldiers living practically on top of one another, and a wind so strong one has to wear diver's shoes to walk across the street. The chow is the only redeeming feature. Believe it or not, we have had steaks for dinner for the past three days!!! How we little G. I.'s do suffer! They make is a practice to ship all available fresh foods to forward areas, and this is definitely forward!

Any Junior or Senior majoring in English is invited to join the group. The officers f o r this year are Natalie Bosman, president; Dorothy Weyenberg, vice president; A l i c e Laughlin, secretarytreasurer. Miss Metta Ross And Dr. Clarence DeGraaf are Club patrons.

House Board President To Explain Regulations

This column is the first of 1945All the new girls, t r a n s f e r s and 46 and we are hoping that this Freshmen, are asked to meet in year will bring back to Hope many Voorhees living room at 7:30 on of the old gang. What a reunion!! Thursday, September 20. Miss Let's keep the news up to date — Ruth Ellison, president of the you can help by tipping off your re- House Board, will inform the girls porter on all choice tid-bits. We of the House rules and regulations. can keep Hope together in spirit Miss Elizabeth Lichty, Dean of until we are again part of the stu- Women, will also speak about gendent body. eral conduct expected of the dormitory residents. N. B.


Sgt. Howie Koop writes that he had a l o v e l y vacation in Australia but now is in the Dutch East Indies on Morotai. He is an Air Corps Camera man. 1st Lt. Don Williams was home for 30 days and now is in South Dakota. Don ran out of gas over France and all he said was that the little village was "quaint." Dick Dievendorf is in Panama and Lt. Ray Helder is now in New

We're awfully g l a d to see all Vander Molen got six letters writyou new girls — our only regret is ten in various shapes of masculine that you couldn't have brought your scrawl. S o m e o n e overheard her older brothers along too. There say, "Shux, no letter from Mom!" have been a few drastic changes Ingratitude personified! . . . Well, made on the campus that we'll have I'm really glad my water pistol to get used to ourselves. came today. I was so sick of savWhy just the other day I heard ing Wheaties box tops. that the male population at Hope Several of Hope's students seem (such as it is) will eat with the to have progressed this past sumgirls. I guess that's as good excuse mer too. I noticed Marge Guyspers as any to s t a r t using the silverware. decided to go brunette this year. I That might cramp our style a little. wonder when she'll hear Chap-elle Some of the ghosts that float down bells. the stairs a t Voorhees for breakHouse Board P r e s i d e n t Ellison f a s t will turn to morning glories— spent a rollicking summer with but it won't be easy! "My-man-left-me-for-the MerchantFairbanks a n d Columbia Cot- Marine" Finlaw — details not yet tages have really been fixed up — released. those lucky freshmen. But what Hubba Bubba Ingham seems to the Atomic Age hasn't done f o r us! be livening up the campus considerThey say there's an electric seeing ably. I b e l i e v e he's p a s s e d t h e eye in each of the rooms with a freshman reviewing stand six times r e c o r d e r o p e r a t e d b y the house already. mothers. Watch yourselves, girls! "Faster-than-radar, more-powerIt won't be long now till the science ful-than-the-atomic-bomb," Felton students invent something to coun- has forsaken Hope University f o r teract the eye (we hope). the WACs. Hence the service flag Van Vleck Hall rooms were re- waving merrily f r o m Van VIeck's p a i n t e d — n o c r a c k s please — a n d portals. the whole building was repropped. Mary Lou Hemmes hasn't lost alStatistics show it will stand f o r an- titude since she got her ring from other decade but all girls are asked Ensign Harve Koop t h i s s u m m e r . to walk carefully. Carpeting is to Congrats girl. be put in soon to soften the preI understand Ginny Hemmes has destined fall. established a n A i d t o R e t u r n e d Well things are getting in swing Veterans at Hope Association, aided again. Mrs. Kay has called the by Joyee Sibley and about 100 other plumber in three times and Miss girl volunteers. The f e 11 o w s are Lichty ("as I was going to say") d r a f t e d and f r o m then on the has been forced to give forth with girls take over. If interested see a little "Confidential chatter". me! I noticed the postman was Betty Kingsfield and Ginny BUknocked o u t s i x t i m e s b e t w e e n kert took the first step away from (traves Hall and the Emmersonian indipendence. They r e a l l y g o t H o u s e b y s e v e r a l d e t e r m i n e d pinned down. amazons who seemed to be having It's a bird! It's a plane! No — "male" troubles (really, Cal, you it's Joanne Decker coming in for a didn't have to hit him twice). I landing. Now I know school has think someone ought to offer that really started. iSo I close with a man the purple heart and a star freshman's usual plea at Hope: for the Battle of Hope on his HolHope I like it, land Theatre Ribbon. Hope I make it, The first day at Hope, Cleo Hope I get home this weekend.

Eight years ago a group of students majoring in English decided to meet once each month to discuss pertinent English topics arising from class discussions and lectures. From these meetings g r e w the English Majors Club as it now exists on the campus. Its purpose is the same, to promote by means of papers and informal discussion a wider knowledge of the role of literature in its every phase. The organization strives f o r variety in its meetings. To cite several examples f r o m last year's calendar; "Naturalism and Its Effect on Literature," "The Role of the Negro in American Literature," "Life and Works of O. Henry," "Radio and its Effect on Modern Literature."







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They Certainly Sound Good To Us . . . W . Schrier Everyone loves a Lubbers, we hear, and Hope College students are j u s t as susceptible as anyone else. The more you know about people the better you like them so here's f o r a little i n s i d e dope about our new " P r e x y " and family. The most remarkable new addition to the campus seems to be "Spotty" their devoted fox terrier. He's a dog of personality and his education is one acquired through atmosphere — not plugging. His friends are legion but to be confined to a classroom is his pet peeve, so students are asked to refrain from forcing on him any degree of knowledge. He is an excellent football player but has never vied with girls — t h a t I have to see. Bob is the oldest ofTspring of the Lubber clan. He's evidently one of those men you day dream about — 21 years old, 6' 2', and ensign in the Navy, has completed two and a half years a t Yale and wants to go back. There is where the dream abruptly ends. "I'm Forever Chasing Ensigns" — Hubba Hubba. He's stationed in Washington, D. C., but also works in an architect's office on the side. He is called an artist of no mean repute, loves to sketch, and will go into t h a t line of business a f t e r the war. A man with a f u t u r e . But why does Connecticut have to get him! ! When I asked Mrs. Lubbers if he was married she said, "When we heard from him a week ago he wasn't." Boy, does she know her younger generation! The Lady of our CampuH is definitely the small economy size. The smaller than her 3 boys, she still manages to keep her status as the head of the house. She must have something because even though "all her girls are boys" she can rule single handed. She sure took on a bunch of the other sex when she came to Hope's College for Les Femmes. We girls are going to have a hard time competing with her taste in clothes — which is excellent. Her boys says she can cook, too. She feels she has a job ahead of her, feeding them and furnishing the presidential mansion. I can see why, I find it hard making room 34 presentable. The President's youngest is Don. A woman hater by instinct, (but I

don't think it will last) he thinks he's going to enjoy Hope because the more women there are the more he can hate. The emotion is by no means reciprocal as the college girls who worked a t the Mary J a n e this summer will tell you. Don is attending Holland Junior High School this year but maybe he'll eventually try Hope. His spe ciality is golf and can beat his D^d — Lead on MacDuflf! ! We've got two men f o r Hope's football team already signed u p — Spotty and Don. Where do we go from there fellows? Neither our " P r e x y " or the " M r s " are new at Hope College. Both graduates of Hope, they have managed to come back to the deah ole town of Holland, Michigan, since then. A f t e r graduation Dr. Lubbers went into the air service and helped develop the forerunner of the B-29. Like our previous president he is a man of many letters. He was in India f o r awhile and, also President of Y. M. C. A. Mission Drive — the results were stupendous. He received his Master's degree at Columbia, his Doctor's at Northwestern and has taught in India, Holland (Hope) and Carroll College, Wisconsin. (How that man gets around). In 1934 he went to Pella, Iowa, as president of Central College where (and I do quote him here) "I had the time of my life for eleven years." "Being president of a college is the most fun in the world. It causes lots of headaches — but I love headaches." (I think Ripley ought to hear about this!) All I can say is I hope he gets as big a bang out of being president of Hope College. I'm sure the headaches won't be hard to get. Right, students? ? ?

De Graaf Returns Receives Michigan With Degree Speech Degree From U. of M.

A f t e r a year's leave of absence, Prof. Schrier is again on the faculty with a doctor's degree in speech which he received J u n e 23, 1945, a t the University of Michigan annual commencement. Dr. Schrier's thesis is on the topic "A Rhetorical Study of the Political and Occasional Addresses of Gerrit J. Diekema." Gerrit Diekema is a prominent alumnus of Hope, class of 1881, and he served as the secretary of the Board of Trustees for thirty-seven years. Mr. Diekema was a member of the legislature from 1886-1891, chairman of the Republican state central committee from 1900-1910, and a representative to the House in the National Congress from 1907-1911. President Hoover appointed him as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Netherlands in August, 1929, a post which he held until his death at the Hague on December 20, 1930.

Prof. Clarence De Graaf returns to the campus this fall with a new t i t l e — D o c t o r of E d u c a t i o n in English. Dr. De Graaf received his title at the 101 «t annual commencement a t the University of Michigan on June 23, 1945. The degree is a new type and hasn't been offered before. Dr. De Graaf's thesis, "The Nature and Scope of an Introductory Course in Literature in the Liberal A r t s College in the U. S.," required an e x t e n s i v e s u r v e y of changing trends in college education. This n a t i o n a l s u r v e y was done in 1940 under the University of Michigan and Hope College. Dr. Clarence Dewitt Thorpe was the chairman of the committee f o r Dr. De Graaf's degree.

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M i s s Elizabeth Vorhes, since 1943 an assistant in the reference department of the University of Minnesota library, is Hope's new assistant librarian in charge of reference and circulation. Miss Vorhes was librarian of the Minnesota state hospital at Rochester and later assistant librarian in the circulation department of the Minneapolis public library before she filled her position at the university. She has her A. B. from the University of MinDr. Lubbers is also a sports lovnesota and her B. L. S. from the er. "I like to win chess games, University of Minnesota library see football games, and unfortuschool. nately have to lose golf g a m e s (But I can't quit)." This introduction is elementary to the real Lubbers but there is a Tks Tailor standing invitation for more at their home. For a friendly chat, 191/, W a i t 8fh Streat a good conversation, or a hearty laugh, stop by 92 E. lOth St. Take it from me, I got that kind of reception when I dropped in on them for an interview more than slightly stricken with palsey and the jumping heart beat.

A f t e r a successrui summer all the old Sorosites gathered up all their P. J.'s and hit the road for the Heartsease Cottage at Mac to start off another big year for Sorosis. Amidst the greetings of reunion and the "finishing off" with the food, plans were made for the future events of the sorority. Nat Bosman as president called th" group together for a short business meeting and Betty De Vries.as vice president began her plans of proTrams. Joldy read the minutes of the last meeting and Es Bogart as treasurer told us the plain fact« of the treasury situation. And so in the wee hours we all sang "Hail to Sorosis" and called it a day. SIBYLLINE



Merry laughter, gay chatter, and

songs about the fireplace came echoing f r o m the Newton cottage in Macatawa Park as the p a j a m a clad returning Sibyllines gathered to talk over their coming year's big plans. Harriet Stegman Van Donkelar took over the presidency. That makes her head of two households, doesn't it? Missing was Carol Kile, vice president who has to have an operation at Mayo Brothers. B • ' Away along in the wee small hours some thoughtful person suddenly thought of Convocation next day and suggested something unheard of a t a slumber party — sleep. The lucky Seniors made way to the beds before some lower classmen jumped in and much later — or was it earlier — the house settled down to almost a quiet, with g r e a t events scheduled for the semester. DELPHI Sleep knits up the ravelled sleeve of care — but how w o u l d the Delphi's know? " S l e e p y H o l l o w time" a n d "Good N i g h t , s w e e t dreams" are things unknown to us, but "Midnight Reveille" and "Milkman's Serenade" at 11:60 P M. — just mention them and see how much we know. "Give the lady ten silver d o l l a r s f o r t h a t c o r r e c t answer." The number one meeting of the "Humber one" year was held at Gunn Cottage on Tuesday, September 18, s t a r t i n g the new term off with a rip-roaring "Hi gates, let's syncopate." With Joyce Van Oss holding the reins, in the driver's seat. Delta Phi is expecting a big year. Betty Van Lente arranged the first meeting.

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THESAURIAN "We have a treasure of F R I E N D . S H I P firm and true" and it is our desire to foster t h a t friendship among the new students who have chosen Hope as their Alma Mater. Last spring we left college locking forward to those enjoyable summer m o n t h s . A n d n o w ? Those few weeks have swiftly flown by and we enter upon the portals of another year of work and fun a t our own Hope College.

DORIAN Members of the Dorian Sorority did not have their customary "slumber p a r t y " to open the season this year, but their spirit was there j u s t the same. Dorian looks forward to a great year ahead under the leadership of Ruth Ellison as president, Marian Korteling as vice president; Louise Ter Beek, secret a r y ; and Joanne Decker handling Kuyper and Oudersluys the treasury funds. Programs of To Replace Greek Prof. interest are being planned and a reunion of old members will soon To take care of vacancies left in Hope's teaching staff last spring, take place. a number of changes have been made in the schedules of faculty SOROSIS members. Rev. Paul Hinkamp will serve as college registrar, in addition to teaching his religious education courses. Greek classes will be taught by Dr. Lester Kuyper and Dr. Richard Oudersluis, p r o f e s s o r s at Western T h e o l o g i c a l Seminary. P r o f e s s o r Thomas E. Welmers served as registrar and Greek professor before his retirement last spring. Miss Metta Ross will devote her time to teaching history classes rather than to English. Appointment of a successor to Dr. Bruce Raymond, former head of the history department, has been postponed for one year, pending enrollment developments.

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The office of the President has announced an athletic program t h a t bears t h e a u r a of pre-war Hope. Jack Schouten, Athletic Director of Hope College, declares t h a t the emphasis this year will be largely building good, solid teams;

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heavy schedules. All the fall and winter sports will be in full swing as soon as possible a f t e r the first call for recruits is issued. A definite d a t e f o r signing up has not yet been selected but Mr. Schouten intends to begin immediate training f o r a track and cross country team. Dr. Mr. Schouten has scheduled the team f o r the Albion track meet, which is considered to become one of the toughest in this section. A tri-city meet with Kalamazoo and Muskegon is also being discussed.

expected to become highly competitive. A bowling league is also being organized. Plans have been discussed with Mr. Lievensee, Lievensee's Bowling Alley, f o r college rates. The winners of the men's and women's league playoffs will climax the season.

All games and matches will be open to spectators. For the past three years the campus has been completely devoid of any sports Basketball will begin in October. activities and campus spirit has Hope has produced outstanding slumped accordingly. Here is an teams in the past and considers opportunity to develop good support in the cheering section. basketball to be " h e r " game. Intramural basketball for all men of the campus will be held one night a week. The teams formed will be organized into leagues which are

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Sports commentators are eagerly watching the comebacks of several returned veterans. W i t h a few weeks practice, Red Ruffing and Hank Greenburg were back in the lineups for their respective teams. If these two who a r e past their prime of athletic skill can make such s t r o n g showings, younger s t a r s should be able to equal or even better these records. Buddy Lewis of Washington proves t h a t . Bob Feller was able to step in and bolster his team a g r e a t deal when he was released since he had been pitching regularly and against t e a m s of major league caliber at the Navy base where he was stationed. Others are in positions similar to his. Whenever the players return, the m a j o r leagues will regain the high quality of baseball that has made it the number one American sport.

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One of the longest games in baseball history took place in Shibe Park, Philadelphia, where the Tigers and A's battled in a 24-inning game t h a t ended in a 1-1 tie#! The g a m e was finally called because of darkness. This 24-inning game tied the previous record of extra-inning ball games. The playoff just a week ago resulted in a Ifi-inning game which Philadelphia finally won 3-2.

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Don't waste t h a t energy you accumulated d u r i n g the summer, f o r this coming school-year's athletic plans are filled to overflowing with plenty of enjoyment for everyone! J u s t what is your choice — Softball, tennis, volleyball, basketball? You name it and Jack will have it. Gym classes are scheduled to go on much the same as last year. Providing, of course, there a r e n ' t too many men ( w h a t are they, something to e a t ? ) on the campus to crowd us out of the gym.

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