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Hope College Anchor LXI-2

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

History Department Head, Librarian ExpandJFaculty

Enrollment Figures Male Female Total

Hope has added Dr. Ella Hawkinson as its History department head, Dr. Lubbers stated recently. In addition, Mildred Schuppert, who served as librarian this summer, returned this fall as reference librarian.

Senior

141

60

201

Junior

256

75

331

Soph

212

99

311

Frosh

191

116

307

13

7

20

813

357

1170

Special

The new History department! head, Dr. Ella Hawkinson, before her arrival at Hope, served at the State Teachers' College at Moorehead, Minnesota. While there, she was Principal of the laboratory hiph school supervising the social studies. She was professor of education in the social studies, as well.

September 3 0 , 1 9 4 8

Women's Dormitory Will Accommodate 100 Selection Of Participants For Assembly Programs Spotlights Artistic Talent New Student Wins Pepsi-Cola Award

Ph.D. from Minnesota Dr. Hawkinson received her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and did postgraduate work at the American University at Washington, D. C., in the international relations field.

Edith

H.

Kreun

of

Chandler,

Minnesota, winner of a Pepsi-Cola scholarship, has chosen Hope for

Last year she produced a chapter in the eighteenth yearbook of the National Council for the Social Studies. Dr. Hawkinson is a member of the Program of Information on World Affairs committee run by Dr. Klla llatckimon the Minneapolis Star Journal and now taketj up by many other publications. While at Moorehead, Dr. Hawkinson was on the State Curriculum committee as a History scholar. For many years she was President of the Clay County HisThe fourth hour assembly torical Society. She left unfinished period Tuesday, September 22nd the task of writing Clay County's was set aside for the purpose of war history. holding elections. The results are as follows: Freshmen; President, Schuppert Returns Gordon DePree; Vice-President, Miss Mildred Schuppert, a f t e r a Mary H a u t m a n ; Secretary-Treasyear's leave, has returned to Hope's urer, Betty Dowd, Student Council campus. During the year's leave, representative. Bill Wood. SophoMiss Schuppert entered the school of Library Science and subsequent- mores: President, Edward Kerle, Vice-President, Nancy Vyverberg, ly received her Master's Degree. Secretary, Marilyn Van Weeldan, Before going on leave, Miss Treasurer, John Van Eenenaam, Schuppert spent eleven years in ofStudent Council representative, fice work here at the college. For Tom Smith. nine years she acted as secretary Junior officers are: President, to Dr. Wickers and the last two Wm. Ver Hey; Vice President, years, under Dr. Lubbers, she was Gerald Gnade; Secretary-Treascashier in the main office. urer, Doris Koskamp; Student Mildred graduated from Hope as Council representative, Eugene an organ major and is at present Marcus. Seniors: President, Jack organist at the Third Reformed Stegeman, Vice-President, David church in Holland. D y k s t r a ; Secretary, Betty Weaver; Treasurer, Jack Terrill; Student Council representative, Walter Boerman, alternate, Owen Koeppe.

All Four Classes Choose Officers

her school. The Pepsi-Cola scholarship contest was held last spring. Scholarship awards were given to two students from each state—approximately 100 in all. Out of the 1,500 colleges and universities in could have been used, Miss Kreun selected Hope. She comes from a

Biology Classes Will View Movies Visual Education is assuming a position of great importance in the program of the Biology Department. A total of 53 instructional films have been scheduled for showing to biology classes throughout the coming year. Students of both elementary and advanced courses in biology will benefit from this plan. Several films have already been shown to advanced classes. The work of scheduling these movies was completed during the summer by George Zuidema, who worked under the direction of Dr. Teunis Vergeer, Head of the Biology Department.

Publish Results

Of Clothing Drive Dr. M. Eugene Osterhaven, Hope's Bible Department head, recently released the figures on last spring's clothing drive for Hungary's Sarospatak college. This drive, Dr. Osterhaven explained, was staged last spring by Hopeites who canvassed the entire city of Holland in an effort to collect garments.

House Board Plans Revision of Rules

New members recently elected to the Athletic Debt Diggers as junior representatives for their sororities are Doris Koskamp, Delphi; Marylou McRae, Dorian; Marcia Jacobs, Sibylline; Jayne Baker, Sorosis; and Shirley De Boer, Thesaurian. The A.D.D. members will be seen in the traditional navy blue sweaters selling food at the football games again this year. The A.D.D. organization is composed of three girls from each sorority. As part of their work as a service organization, A.D.D. gave $116.76 to the Athletic Association at the close of last year.

Hope's First President

was held at Gilmore Cottage. The revised House Board consists of

It was decided at this meeting,

k

that new rules would be drawn up for the composition of a new rule

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Dean of Women Miss Reeverts and Mrs. Steinenger served refreshments.

Alcor Society Will Launch Stationery Sales Project portunity to send stationery with Hope college campus scenes engraved on every sheet is a novel idea which should prove very successful, Alcor members feel. The project of selling food in the women's dorms this year is also being continued. Candy, f r u i t , and other food will be sold every Tuesday night a f t e r closing hours to dorm girls. These plans made at a recent dinner meeting at the home of Peggy Prins are being promoted by President Carolyn Ingham, Vice-President L u c i l l e B r u n s t i n g , Secretary - Treasurer Hazel Vande Woude and other Alcor members under the sponsor-

Rev. Philip Phelps

Rev. Philip Phelps came to Holland, Michigan from Hastingson-Hudson, New York in 1859, having been appointed by the Boards of Education and Domestic Missions to supervise the educational work of the Reformed Church. In coming to Holland, he was to act as principal of the Holland Academy and also as a missionary pastor. During the first three years of his work as principal, he reorganized the system of classification of students in the academy and prepared the way for the s h i f t into a college, so t h a t in 1862 the first freshman class of what w a s soon ship of Miss Laura Boyd, Miss to be Hope College was formed. Metta Ross and Dean Emma ReeThe incorporation of the college verts. took place in 1866 and a short time

This coming week on October 5th Louise Leonard Wright, a noted authority on international affairs, will speak on Peace Through I nderstanding. Mrs. Wright is director of the Chicago Council of Foreign Affairs and is editor of their publication. Foreign Notes. Her reputation as a speaker is so well known that last spring she was requested to substitute for Eleonor Roosevelt who was to give an address at an important event in New York state. Racial Expert October 12th brings to our campus Dr. Kenneth Walker, educator, author, and lecturer who comes highly recommended from many places. His topic will be Live Together or Live Not in which all his broad experience has been distilled into a philosophy of life. A resident of Hawaii, his viewpoint on racial problems is broad and understanding coupled with practical observation of America's greatest "melting pot" of races. His experiences, beginning with the bombing of Shanghai in 1937, through his experiences in Germany in the infamous Nuremburg prison are expected to make Mr. Walker's narrative a thrilling discourse. October 19th, Hedley Hepworth, a distinguished dramatist of Eng-

Final plans for Hope's new women's dormitory have been completed Dr. Lubbers recently announced. Plans call for a building which will house one hundred women and has dining facilities for two hundred. Because of shifting prices, the building committee has withheld its decision until now. Now it remains for the architect to draw up the final blueprints. The dormitory will be built in the sunken gardens. The architect secured is one who plans buildings to fit the landscape rather than change the landscape to fit the buildings. Therefore, the sunken gardens will remain as they are and the dormitory will be built into the sunken gardens. The building plans are much on the order of those used for Voorhees Hall which houses ninety women and facilitates the feeding of one hundred and eighty persons. Dr. Lubbers cautioned that although 3verything is scheduled for construction, with present conditions as they are, it may be some time before actual construction is begun.

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President, Bible Mentor, Honored By Sarospatak Dr. Irwin J. Lubbers and Dr. M. Eugene Osterhaven were presented with academic honors by the Sarospatak University in Hungary, at the Eighty-fourth Convocation held on September 16. Dr. Joseph Zsiros, President of the Hungarian school and guest Bible instructor at Hope College, presented the awards on behalf of the institution.

presided over the meeting which

book. A committee of 3 was elected for this purpose. A new system, called the 3 C's, has as its policies co-operation, c o n s i d e r a t i o n and courtesy. Also new this year are dorm councils. These councils will meet each week to discuss problems of each individual dormitory.

be sold f o r a nickel each. The op-

Sororities Choose A. D. D. Members

of the year. Dee Davis, President,

In the shipment were 2,218 dresses; 1,492 pairs of new and used (repaired) shoes; 1,000 children's garments; 744 men's and women's winter long coats; 441 jackets; 394 skirts; 618 s h i r t s ; 376 sweaters; 700 pairs of stockings; 515 blouses; 657 pairs of trousers; 220 whole men's suits and more than 600 underwear. Included also were other miscellaneous garments.

by Professor Geerlings, will also

mother is a widow.

Last Wednesday, Sept. 22, the

10 members who are the officers and presidents of the dormitories.

The scenes sketched will be views of Van Raalte Hall, Hope College Chapel, Graves Library, the Science building, and Voorhees Hall. Twenty-five sheets with the different sketches will be sold f o r one dollar. Post cards with the choice of six campus scenes taken

The great value of educational films lies in the saving of time and money which they represent, f o r they offer scenes of specimens and equipment which would be difficult to duplicate in a small school.

family of twelve children, and her

House Board held its first meeting

There were thirty-nine boxes in the shipment that left only recently. The heavier boxes of the group weighed six hundred and sixty pounds each. The total shipment consisted of 14,370 pounds.

The Alcor Society has chosen this year as its project the sale of specially made stationery depicting campus scenes of Hope college in pen sketchings by Bob Lubbers. The new project will begin Thursday and Friday, September 30 and October 1, and will continue every Thursday and Friday thereafter in Van Raalte Hall during third, fourth, f i f t h , and sixth hours.

this country where the scholarship

Minn Mildred Schuppert

A well planned and interesting group of programs is scheduled to be brought to Hope's campus every Tuesday, fourth hour during the coming academic year. Students will have the opportunity to hear well known speakers on current events, listen to music presented by accomplished musicians, and witness performances given by campus societies such as the glee clubs and oratorical groups.

Sunken Gardens Will be Location of New Building

Dr. Lubbers was installed as an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of Sarospatak, an honor never before conferred by the 418 year old college. Dr. Osterhaven was presented with an honorary professorship. Neither honor had ever been bestowed upon an American citizen. Relations between the two colleges have always been friendly, and last June, Sarospatak University presented diplomas and conferred titles of honorary graduates on Renze Hoeksema, Marjorie Lucking French and Helen Wagner,

and the grounds increased f r o m five to sixteen acres. He was also instrumental in the founding of Hope Church and served as its first pastor. A f t e r his retirement, Rev. Phelps worked in the literary field and Continued on Page Four

Choral Directors Report Selections Hope's choir directors recently made their selections for this year's choral groups. Miss Hazel Paalman, director of the Chapel choir, recently announced the names of those students who will make up the one hundred voice organization f o r the coming year. Miss Paalman also promised that the group would present more music in future chapel programs. A Sunday evening serv- , ice in Central Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, a Christmas Program and a Spring Concert are other events which are planned. Mrs. W. Curtis Snow, director of the Women's Glee Club has selected thirty-four young women to represent Hope College as the 1948-1949 edition of the Women's Glee Club. The group boasts many veteran's of last year's successful eastern concert tour, and several new hopefuls as well. Prof. Robert W. Cavanaugh recently welcomed the thirty-six members of the Hope College Men's Glee Club to their first rehearsal of the year. Mr. Cavanaugh, the club's director, was pleased with the group which includes a large number of men returning from last year's successful organization as well as many promising newcomers. The membership lists of these organizations have been posted on the Chapel bulletin board.

Freshman Class Will Don Green At Saturday Mixer

later Rev. Phelps was inaugurated as president of Hope College. All members of the Freshman Under his guidance new buildings were added to the campus class will receive their "green pots" at the annual Freshmen Mixer to be held a t Carnegie Gym on SaturThis is the first in a series day night, October 2nd. Dot of seven articles dealing with Kranendonk is general chairman the presidents of Hope College. of this Student Council sponsored This issue, the Anchor presents event. Hope's first president.

The heating plant, which is also scheduled for construction, will be built in stages. Construction of the new dormitory will require the new system of heating and, therefore, the first stage of the process will be completed simultaneously with the dormitory.

All classes will participate in the Mixer by giving skits of various kinds. The Presidents of each class are responsible f o r their p a r t in the program. Jack Robins will be the Master of Ceremonies. Ed Dunning will be in charge of the lighting. Student Council is working on a set of rules. Evie Van Dam is chairman of the rules committee.

The Student Council is determined this year t h a t no Freshman shall escape his traditional duty.

The

rules will be posted on the bulletin boards. As climax to the evening's entertainment, Tim Harrison, Student Council

President

will

present

Mary Houtman, Secretary of the Freshman Class with her pot and W.A.L. President Peggy Prins will give Frosh President Gordon Pree, his pot. Miss Houtman DePree will demonstrate the rect way to courtesy and to The serving of refreshments end the evening's frolic.

Deand corpot. will


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by such statistics should violently awaken our careful consideration. The conditions which this survey maintains are prevalent and indeed deplorable, EDITORIAL S T A F F but the conclusion which many naive indiH e r m a n J . Ridder Editor-in-Chief viduals have drawn from the Kinsey statisDonna B. S l u y t e r \ A s s o c ia te E d i t o r s tics is positively shocking. These persons W a l t e r B. StuddifordJ Richard L. Hoebeke Business M a n a g e r would advocate a general revision of social J o h n H. H o e k s t r a Asst. Business M a n a g e r morals to accommodate "actuality," thus Donn K i e f t A d v e r t i s i n g M a n a g e r denying the basis of marriage and the family. Dorothy M. Davis N e w s Editor To seek to justify actions in terms of freR u t h C. De Graaf F e a t u r e Editor M a r y E. V a n L o o Society Editor quency in human behavior is absurd. The Owen J . Koeppe S p o r t s Editor attitude is a result of the modern theory of Hazel M. V a n d e r Woude . E x c h a n g e Editor the relativity of all laws, the short-sighted Pierce E . Maassen Circulation M a n a g e r policy of expediency, and a view of man Ted E. F l a h e r t y Photographer denying his divine image. Reinhold Niebuhr J a n e t P f e i f f e r , Alice M o o l e n a a r | Typists found this point of view distressing and Alida H i b m a , Betty De R y k e $ stated unequivocally, "The modern naturalism which seeks to solve man's sexual life REPORTERS Claire Leffingwell, J a n i c e V a n d e r B o r g h , Nancy by treating him as an animal, only slightly V y v e r b e r g , J o a n Ten Hoeve, Dolores T h o m a s , Rich- more complex than other brutes, represents ard Leonard, Bob Hill, Richard J o h n s o n , Roderick a therapy which implies a disease in our culK e r r , Beverly Bame, Alicia Van Zoeren, Toni Fredture as grievous or more grievous than the ricks, Sally Schrier, Evie Van Dam, M a r y Lou Hepp. sickness it pretends to cure." Marriage is not a mere external union or a BUSINESS STAFF W a l t e r Boerman, Marie B u t t l a r , M a r i a n H a n n a , civil contract, nor are the moral values unRodger Kempers, Don V a n d e r Berg, Betty Boelkins, derlying this fundamental institution arbiLois De Kleine, Charles Link. trary and expedient conventionalities. Moral values are the product of will and intelliEntered a s second class m a t t e r at the post office gence. The highest moral values are the laws of Holland, Michigan, at special r a t e of postage provided for in section 1103 of Act of Congress, of God. They are founded on His infinite October 3, 1917, and authorized October 19, 1918. wisdom and understanding. We can boldly Subscription R a t e : $2.00 per year. affirm t h a t our omniscient God loves chastity and p u r i t y ; the Bible is our most direct Published every two weeks d u r i n g the school year proof. Man can never vindicate his lewd and by the s t u d e n t s of Hope College, excepting when licentious deeds by the flippant statement, vacation periods i n t e r f e r e . "Everyone is violating the moral law." We P R I N T E D AT OLD N E W S P R I N T E R Y applaud the dissemination and discovery of &&!SS8SSSSa*&'&38SS8SSSS&S8SS&SS8SSZ knowledge; we recognize the presence of much immorality; but we firmly maintain E d i t o r i a l s that the recognition of sexual evils is no jus&SSSSSSSSSSSS9SSSSSSS8S8&29SSSSS8&8Z tification for them. — W. B. S.

Hope College Anchor

A New Way!

All of us are in favor of our democratic way of life and are interested in promoting this way wherever possible. For many years now educators have been involved in the struggle to make American schools more democratic. High schools and colleges are approaching the point where more and more of the activities are under student direction. But Hope college has now taken a step f u r t h e r . Two English classes t a u g h t by Dr.

A New Counsellor As many Hopeites know, it has been a custom at Hope for some time to have a counsellor assigned to the Anchor. The duty of the counsellor is to read the copy of the Anchor j u s t previous to "setting up" at the printer. There, grammatical errors are eliminated, spelling mistakes caught and questionable material sought out. In addition, the counsellor works closely with the Business Manager in the m a t t e r of finances. It is f r o m this position that Mr. Vander Borgh recently resigned in favor of Mr. Brand. Because of Mr. Vander Borgh's press of duties and Mr. Brand's recent journalistic training the switch was decided upon. Mr. Vander Borgh has served the Anchor in this capacity for five years and they have been years characterized by a great freedom of our press. His interest, insight and knowledge were of inestimable value during those years. The latch string of his office door was always on the outside for our benefit. It is with regret that we note his laying aside his duties. But our regret is short-lived for we welcome Mr. Brand. Those who know him need no f u r t h e r comment for they know him as a man intensely interested in our lives. He accepts his position with a rich background of religious and intellectual experience. Our hearts are at ease for we know t h a t so long as we exercise our freedom in search of Truth and God we are safe from throttling. Welcome Mr. Brand and may your headaches be f e w !

Hollenbach have elected five s t u d e n t s to act as an advisory board which will meet with the professor to map out a plan for the course. They will be consulted with regard to assignments and the use of class time. This is indeed a step toward democratic education. But the question arises in my mind as to whether or not college students are ready to accept the responsibility of this privilege. For privileges of this sort necessarily mean responsibility to ourselves and those around us. Imagine for example that all requirements as to basic courses, class attendance, dormitory rules, and chapel attendance were dropped from the college schedule. How many of us would be adult enough to see our need for taking English, Bible, or Psychology? How many students would attend classes regularly? And how large a crowd would there be at chapel services each morning? I am not suggesting that the college take such measures. I myself believe t h a t this acceptance of responsibility is something which we must acquire gradually. Certainly a graduating senior should be more capable of doing so than a new freshman. If he isn't there is something very wrong with our educational system. What I do want to suggest is that we as students awake to our 1 opportunities so that we may take full advantage of the privileges which are granted us. In all of your searching during registration If we prove ourselves capable and adult in small matters, we will eventually be entrusted week concerning school requirements did you happen to run across the section of "Standwith the bigger ones. ards and Aims" in the Bulletin? If you — D. B. S. didn't, you should read it sometime. It's a masterful piece of work. Its clearness and simplicity give it a ring of greatness. It reads like an Apostle's Creed 1948. But all its beauty is ugliness when left Not only a best seller but a phenomenal source of literary and verbal controversy. between the covers of a college bulletin. We Sexual Behavior in the Human Male has be- cannot conceive of the fact that the Board of come a subject of interest to educators, psy- Trustees constructed such an article simply chologists, sociologists, theologians, and just for the consumption of the public, so that ordinary people. The sensational success and Mr. and Mrs. Evangelical, who support the enormous interest elicited by the 800-page college and are looking for a school for son "Kinsey Report" is understandable. It delin- John, will send him to Hope. Neither do we eates a situation sharply contrasting with believe it was designed to keep undesirables America's Puritan conceptions of chastity from attending here. It may have had that before marriage and fidelity thereafter. Kin- effect in some cases but that was not the sey's findings, purporting to reveal the ac- first purpose of the Board. We believe the Board composed these aims tual behavior of American men, assert, for instance, that 85% of the men interviewed and objectives because they mean for them had premarital sexual experiences, that 50% to be a more detailed counterpart of the of the males were unfaithful to their wives slogan "Make Christ King of the campus". at some time, and that 70% at some time They mean for them to be taken from bepatronize prostitutes. The trends indicated tween the dead pages of a book and placed in

Apostles Creed *48

Our Sexual Ethics

S h e (jfctmpu# mailbox Dear Editor: L a s t s p r i n g when school w a s dismissed f o r t h e s u m m e r , you will r e m e m b e r how t h e YMCA room was a l m o s t filled with clothing which had been collected f o r H u n g a r y . You m u s t also have noticed t h a t t h i s f a l l the clothing is gone. A t o t a l of f o r t y l a r g e boxes w e r e recently s e n t on t h e i r w a y to H u n g a r y . Some of t h e m w e i g h e d a s much a s 600 pounds apiece. Soon h u n d r e d s of H u n g a r i a n s will receive t h e m in t h e n a m e of Hope College. Those, who in t h e i r s p a r e t i m e , helped p r e p a r e these boxes d u r i n g the s u m m e r have probably f o r g o t t e n a b o u t it by now. We used only o u r s p a r e t i m e f o r it. But f o r Dr. O s t e r h a v e n it became a l m o st a f u l l t i m e job;* N i g h t a f t e r n i g h t one could find him d o w n s t a i r s in t h e chapel supervising the work and at t h e s a m e t i m e actually doing a s much of the work a s a n y o n e else. He p u r c h a s e d t h e lumber, helped c u t it into p r o p e r l e n g t h s and nailed boxes t o g e t h e r . He helped s o r t and pack the clothing, steelbanded the boxes and stenciled t h e a d d r e s s e s on t h e m . Besides this, he contacted t h e World Church Service, and finally convinced t h e m t h a t they should handle the shipment. This m e a n t t h a t shipping c h a r g e s ( a p p r o x i m a t e l y $1500.) would be paid by t h e m . This prevented a delay in s h i p m e n t . In addition to this. Dr. Osterhaven donated all of his income f r o m m a r r i a g e fees and income ^Trom preaching e n g a g e m e n t s to t a k e care of incidental expenses incurred d u r i n g the drive. Hope College h a s a r i g h t to be proud of t h e success of t h i s drive. Hope College should also be proud of Dr. O s t e r h a v e n f o r w h a t he h a s done to p r o m o t e a good cause in the n a m e of our school. T h a n k you. Dr. O s t e r h a v e n ! — Harold E. D y k s t r a Editor'8 N o t e : Hope is proud of the f r a t e r n a l relations carried on between herself and S a r o s p a t a k and f o r the man chiefly responsible f o r t h e m . He is a t one t i m e a first r a t e scholar and one with his f e e t on t h e g r o u n d — a r a r e achievement.

Concerned about library conduct Dear Editor: Those of us who have r e t u r n e d to Hope t h i s y e a r cannot help noticing and a p p r e c i a t i n g the new fiourescent lights in the l i b r a r y . The building is now more f u l l y usef u l and comfortable. A n o t h e r t h i n g could be done to make the l i b r a r y more u s e f u l . T h a t is t h a t every student studying there r e f r a i n f r o m social c h a t t i n g and g i g g l i n g . D u r i n g first hour in the m o r n i n g and d u r i n g the early a f t e r n o o n s of these balmy days the l i b r a r y reaches a level of r a c k e t which is only exceeded by the dull r o a r a f t e r Y and o t h e r week-night meetings. A little of the noise is unavoidable. Most of it is not. The low hum of conversation, the i n t e r m i t t e n t r a s p of w h i s p e r i n g , t h e explosion of l a u g h t e r , the muffled chuckle, these a r e the t h i n g s t h a t kill t h o u g h t and m u r d e r s t u d y . I t h a s a l w a y s seemed to me the most insane t h i n g in the world t h a t s t u d e n t s go to the l i b r a r y to t a l k . We certainly should be t h a n k f u l t h a t Hope s t u d e n t s a p p r e c i a t e each o t h e r enough to speak and t a k e notice. However, it is almost too t r i t e to say t h a t t h e l i b r a r y

i s n ' t the place f o r it.

W h y i i it myself

t h a t we t a k e the t r o u b l e t o come library.

that

we

have

a

quiet

Let us consecrate Graves

here, sacrifice the o p p o r t u n i t y f o r library to the cause of study. f o u r y e a r s of e a r n i n g big money

Sincerely,

elsewhere, p a y t u i t i o n , buy books,

Donald A. V a n d e n b e r g

buy u p a stock of clothes, e a t food o t h e r s p r e p a r e , soak u p t h e e f f o r t s

Miss Hespina Tzavlo

of seventy t e a c h e r s , a n d keep ac-

K o r u t z u Village

cepting money f r o m our mothers

Kavala, Greece and f a t h e r s o r t a x p a y e r s , all f o r D e a r F r i e n d s in A m e r i c a : t h e s a k e of a glorious o p p o r t u n i t y , I t h a s been a long t i m e since I and then botch it? T o be s u r e m o s t w r o t e you a l e t t e r b u t until now I of us — even those who u s e t h e did n o t g e t a n y a n s w e r . A f e w library

f o r " c l u b b i n g " — will g e t d a y s a g o all of a sudden we got a t h r o u g h . Some will find e x a m week p a c k a g e with clothes b u t we did a hell of w o r r y , nerves, n a u s e a , a n d not k n o w who s e n t t h e m and a s sore eyes, b u t even some of t h e m we h a v e nobody in A m e r i c a we will g e t a degree of some kind — a supposed t h a t it m u s t be s e n t f r o m degree t h a t m e a n s a s much as is you a n d I w a n t t o e x p r e s s to you behind it.

And how m u c h m o r e o u r t h a n k s . T h e p a c k a g e w a s in could h a v e behind v e r y good condition and pleased us

some d e g r e e s them!

very m u c h since it cares f o r a p a r t T h e s t u d e n t who studies b e t t e r of o u r needs. E v e r y t h i n g f o u n d its with noise is a n exception — if he r i g h t place and also t h e Bibles exists.

For

study habit.

with

most of a

sort

us " s o c i a l " pleased u s a lot. O u r t h o u g h t s are of

hazy with you and we a l w a y s p r a y f o r

I n t e r m i t t e n t c h a t t e r clouds you all. You c e r t a i n l y h e a r about

clouds s t u d y with a s o r t of hazy the conditions in Greece b u t still it dullness.

I t m a k e s us b e t t e r able is h a r d f o r you t o realize o u r hard-

to do mediocre work now and in the ships future.

It

and

circumstances

under

robs u s of the satis- which we are obliged to live.

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faction which comes to every good a p p r e c i a t e very much o u r Allies w o r k m a n . We m u s t not f o r g e t t h a t because w i t h o u t your protection w h a t we a r e doing now in each day and help we'd be in a worse conis m a k i n g us w h a t we a r e and will dition. T h e financial aid which be. F u r t h e r m o r e , it m a k e s it h a r d

your g o v e r n m e n t is g i v i n g t o our f o r God t o "bless all t h a t we do c o u n t r y and t h e individual help and s a y " a s we p r a y so o f t e n in which so m a n y A m e r i c a n s a r e o u r chapel a n d mealtime devotions. s e n d i n g such as food and clothing Of course noise in o u r l i b r a r y p a c k a g e s to h u r t s those who a r e n ' t t a l k i n g and f r i e n d s over

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the very center of a vibrant campus life. And that's where the "rub" appears. It's one thing to draw up a set of objectives but it's another thing to gear campus life to them. But the duty remains and we dare not shirk it. The statement of objectives has made the outside of the cup clean — our appearance is safeguarded — but the inside of the cup remains and it can be cleaned only by a ruthless adherence to and a vigorous striving toward these listed objectives. It's an all-campus job. It isn't the President's job alone and the faculty is only partially responsible. The job is ours as a college. From Bible department to Business office and from fraternity to Administration the responsibility spreads to hold high Hope's aims and struggle toward its objectives. Books Are Not Absolutely Dead things, but do contain potency of life in them to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect. I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth . . . As good almost kill

a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. —John Milton. Ramsey McDonald described an educated man as one having certain spiritual qualities which make him calm in adversity, happy when alone, just in his dealing, rational and sane in the crises of life. Dr. Frank Ferris says that the possession of a college diploma presupposes the following abilities: the ability to use a reference library; the ability to use the English language with precision and grace; a general knowledge of human history, the history of events and the history of ideas r a speaking acquaintance with the best that has been thought and done before we appeared on the scene, a sufficient knowledge of the past to give perspective to the present; and a mastery of one chosen field of knowledge, presumably one's life work.


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Symphony Season Opens October 22 The G r a n d Rapids Symphony season will open with the first concert on Friday, October 22. Jose Echaniz, internationally f a m o u s pianist and conductor under whose direction the orchestra will play, has selected programs which are extremely broad in their coverage of practically every school of music. The W a g n e r "Reinzi" Overture will lead off the opening program on October 22, and W a g n e r ' s " T a n n h a u s e r " Overture will close the F e b r u a r y program. Brahms will be represented by one of the most popular of all his works f o r orchestra, his superb Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. Two popular works of the French school will be performed: the Debussy "Prelude to the Afternoon of a F a w n " and Ravel's "Bolero". Music of t h e classic period which has been selected includes Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", the Beethoven Symphony No. 1, which has not been performed for many years here, a n d t h e b e l o v e d "Lenore" Overture No. 3 of Beethoven. Contemporary composers will be represented by Howard Hanson's "Romantic Symphony," and by the suite from the "Three Cornered H a t " of the Spaniard De Falla. Dance music will include a Strauss waltz on t h e Christmas concert program, a s well as Enesco's "Rumanian Rhapsody" No. 1 and Charbrier's " E s p a n a " , both of which will be performed on the March program. For his finaj program in April, Mr. Echaniz has put together a group which includes the "Great Russian E a s t e r " of Rimsky-Korsakov, the Tchaikowsky Piano Concerto, and " T h e Pines of Rome" by the Italian composer Respighi. Don Vandenberg and Frances Rose are the ticket agents on the campus.

I.R.C. Leaders Gather To Plan Coming Events The first meeting of the International Relations Club officers was held on September 22nd in Miss Ross' office. Plans f o r the coming events were somewhat disrupted because of the inability of speaker John B. Martin to set a definite date of meeting due to his political campaign. A dinner meeting in the near f u t u r e is to be opened to all students who are especially interested in foreign affairs. Negotiations are underway to secure speakers of international repute. I.R.C. has opened its membership to any and all students to the meetings held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at four o'clock.

Hope Graduate Added To Missionary Ranks

Laughter Is No Interlude! According to the most qualified observers, human beings are the only earthly creatures t h a t can laugh. Nobody knows why we laugh. Scientifically, no one can say what makes us laugh. Nobody knows why some things are funny and others are not funny, or why a thing can b^ funny to one person and f a r from funny to another person. The thing we call a sense of humor is literally a mystery.

tickles or irritates and produces a tension: a laugh, like a sneeze, relieves it. In my view, laughter is an essential ingredient of religion — of honest, wholesome religion. St. Francis of Assissi would never have been a saint if people had not laughed a t him. He went away as a young man to the wars. He came back without striking a blow.

Humor is one of the things which cannot really be defined. Yet it is an integral part of life, a very important part, one that we could ill afford to lose. Laughter is not just an interlude; it is a shaping force in human affairs; it can influence events; it can mold character. It is interwoven with everything else, one of the basic factors of experience, an indissoluble part of human life. Unfortunately, religion has t r a ditionally either neglected it or scorned it. Somehow, religion has been thought too sacred for laughter; nobody seems to have suggested that laughter itself might be a sacred gift. Why should it be thought that no one should laugh in church? And so seldom remembered that laughter could have something to do with refreshing the soul? It takes humility to laugh, and even g r e a t e r humility to submit yourself to be laughed at. Hut laughter is also emotional release. Wyndham Lewis has said "Laughter is the mind sneezing". Something

tremendous significance of the

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lights the path. I t is a very soft Ronald Korver, a Hope g r a d u a t e laughter, then, very soft and very of last spring, has been added to brave. the missionary ranks of the ReHave you ever thought of the formed Church in America. Korver, tremendous significance of the f a c t from Orange City, Iowa, is a t h a t this is a world in which men short-term member of the J a p a n can laugh? If there were no other Mission. While a t Hope, Korver reason whatever f o r believing in majored in mathematics and was a God, an all-compelling reason m e m b e r of t h e E m e r s o n i a n would be this: that the world rings F r a t e r n i t y . with laughter. Even within the cry of its agony, there is this other note, this laugh of defiance. On a tiny speck of dust called earth, there lives the creature of a flickering moment, this oddity, this little thing, this less than nothing known as man. He knows the shortness of the moment, how brief An unusual program has been the day is and how long the night. planned f o r the first meeting of And yet he laughs. His laughter the French Club in the form of a ripples through the universe. Is it French television broadcast under insanity? the direction of Roger Gunn. The Not this laughter! this saving, broadcast will be complete with wholesome laughter. Man did not the news and views of France invent it. He did not even impro- ioday. All students who have had vise it. He was born with it. He at least one semester of College found it in his comprehension, the French are invited to become a mystery of it in his soul. What- member of this club which meets ever made man, made laughter, too. Dnce a month. Whatever is the ultimate nature of The officers and program comreality, laughter came out of it, mittee held an organization meetlaughter laughs back at it, laughter laughs with it, laughter defies ing to make tentative plans for the school year. Briefly, the folwhatever stands against it.

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fact that this world is one in which men can laugh? St. Francis of Assissi would never have been a saint if people had not laughed at him. disabled by a stomach ache. People laughed. It hurt deeply, inconsolably. Francis ran away from it. Then discovered what it was that the people were laughing at. He began to laugh at it himself. And so he got rid of his vanity. The groat glory and distinction of St. Francis was that he brought back joy to religion.

It can do much more. It can permit us to meet frustration without bitterness, to master disappointment with a jest. It can Laughter is the challenge of the soften the emotion we call chagrin. living soul to whatever is not yet It can lift up the heart a little in conquered, the courage of the a desperate situation. It can make world's new morning vanquishing defeats and deprivations bearable. forever the receding dark. In some of the most somber hours

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I decided he had " g i f t wrapped" it event of the year is the All-College The time and place of the meet- too. Photo Contest which is held one ings will be in the bulletin. She used to sit upon his lap week before commencement. Happy as can be The Photography Club on our The German Club, under the But now he makes her seasick campus was organized to provide sponsorship of Miss Boyd, has not W o r l d Adventure Series He's got water on the knee. yet arranged its schedule f o r this an outlet for anyone interested in Most of us will agree with the year. However, plans are being taking pictures or any phase of To Continue October 9 professor who says, "Money no made by co-chairmen Harvey Van photography. The club meets the The World Adventure Series will Wieren and Harvey Heerspink to first and third Monday of every longer talks — it just goes withcontinue Saturday night, October Mrs. Irwin J. Lubbers was main hold the first meeting sometime in out saying." month on the fourth floor of the 9. The films shown will be "This speaker at the Kappa Delta meetOctober. Among other items of Is My Father's World," "ProspectI guess no column is complete ing of September 27. The club is business at this meeting will be Science building. Officers for the ing for Petroleum," "Kenai Big without the use of or reference to composed of women students interelection of officers and recording coming year have not been elected Game," " F u r and Feathers in as yet. Russell Kraay is the retirested in Christian service and met the atom. The only reference I can of new members. Alaska," and the "March of Time: at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Lub- make is, t h a t the atom never made All students who have had one ing president and leader of the Sweden." No admission is charged, bers. Hazel Klein presented a mu- the headlines until it got a break. year of German or its equivalent group. The faculty advisors are but a collection is taken, the pro— N. K. Reck are eligible for membership in the Mr. Clyde Geerlings, Public Rela- ceeds of which arc used to buy sical selection. Refreshments were German Club. The group meets tions Director of our college, and C.A.R.E. packages for the relief of served at the conclusion of the « 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 meeting. one night a month, during which Mr. Harold Haverkamp. The main the suffering millions in Europe. WHITE time a program decided upon by

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Continued from Page 1. lish birth and education, will interpret some of Dickens' immortal characters. He will appear in make-up and impersonate Micawber, Uriah Heep, Sydney Carton and others in a manner which will make this program one of the highlights of the year.

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World Traveller October 28th Robert Kazmayer will speak in the chapel on the topic, Emerging Europe and What It Means to Us. This popular speaker's subject is based on his recent visits to the European continent and he knows, first-hand, Russia, Germany, France, England, Italy, Latin America and the F a r East.

has passed us by and October is now here.

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pearances, the music department is again headed for a very successful year. The choir and glee clubs have had their try-outs, and the results have been posted. When registration had been completed, many of

November 2nd, there is a wom- us felt we were finished with the en's conference scheduled with tedious task of standing in line. Not so, however, f o r music try-outs Miss Reeverts. had not been held. Why is it that Rubenstein Student whenever one decides to do someNovember 11th, Hope welcomes thing, a hundred or more people Analee Camp, cellist, and Lionel have the same idea ? — CongratuNowak, at the piano. Miss Camp lations to all the new members in has concertized extensively on the choir and the glee clubs. Perhaps some of the new stuWest Coast and in the South. Mr. dents on campus have been wonNowak has appeared as a piano dering if there is any type of soloist with the Cleveland Symmusic club on campus. Yes, there phony, is a student of Beryl Ru- is! Musical Arts Club is an active benstein and has presented recitals organization on Hope's campus. Their first meeting of the year will throughout the country. be held October 14; that's the November 30, the Hope College second Thursday of this month. concert band under the direction Keep your eye on the bulletin to of Professor Morrette Rider will find out f u r t h e r details. Musical present a program featuring con- Arts welcomes all new members; temporary American and Russian if you're interested in music, come out to the meeting. A Sunday music. afternoon vesper is being planned December ^rd, the University of by the Club. The tentative date Michigan Symphony Orchestra is has been set for October 10. Don't booked tentatively and if the plans miss it! How about it? Did you take are completed, it promises to be an advantage of the special ticket enjoyable concert. offer for the Grand Rapids SymDecember 7th the Speech departphony Concerts? If not, contact ment on the campus will present Frances Rose or Don VandenBerg; an oratorical contest more of which they may still be able to make will be announced at a later date. some a r r a n g e m e n t for you. It's December 16th the last assem- really a g r e a t opportunity that no music lover can afford to pass bly of 1948 will be presented in by. the form of a Christmas program. The old music box became a little rusty over the summer, and hasn't Musical Recital really wound up enough this year J a n u a r y 18th will find the stuto give forth many notes. Give it dents back on the campus again a little more time, however, and in a f t e r Christmas recess and listen- a matter of a couple more weeks ing to a recital given by Wanda the music box should be playing a Rider, violinist, and Nella Meyer, merry tune and a longer one. (I hope!) Until then, be hearing you pianist. Their recital in the chapel around. last year was so enthusiastically —"Evie" Van Dam received, it is sure to be another enjoyable event. We have but one police force, the February 15th the Marianne American woman. — Herbert C. Kneisel string quartet, a woman's Hoover. quartet, will present a program of It is impossible mentally or soclassical music. cially to enslave a Bible reading February 22nd Joseph Dunner, people.—Horace Greeley. internationally known lecturer and

The cynic is one who knows the author, is scheduled to speak. Dr. price of everything and the value Dunner speaks with the authority of nothing.—Oscar F. 0 . Wilde.

There are three methods of acquiring good grades but the first two are impractical. The first method involves that province of peasants; serious and concentrated study. The second requires an e x t r a quota of tell-tale gray matter. The hints for the third method a r e given in the little quiz below and, if used with discretion, are guaranteed to increase your potentialities. Answer "yes" or "no" to the questions that follow. Each " y e s " should count one point. If your score is three or less, go home and pack — your mama's calling. 1. Do you let your prof know early in the semester that "I think I'm going to get more out of this course than any course I've had before?" 2. Do you interview his f o r m e r students to ascertain his favorite topics, viewpoints, and hobbies ? 3. Do you tell him t h a t a certain lecture was so interesting you

First President Continued from Page 1. also in preaching. In 188G he accepted a pastorate in the Reformed Churches of North Blenheim and Breakabeen, New York.

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would like additional sources of reference f o r your own research? 4. Do you remain bright-eyed and attentive during recitation period even if it is an 8 o'clock class? 5. Do you give your prof clippings pertaining to his course or lectures ? 6. Do you volunteer to answer all questions even if only to prove you have a marvelous grasp of the obvious ? 7. Do you let your prof know you were in the same branch of service ? 8. Do you flash t h a t Pepsodent smile f o r your prof in and out of class? 9. Do you make it a point to be seen often carrying an exhausting pile of books? 10. Do you ever suggest to your prof that no course is complete without a term paper? (If answered affirmatively, take two points.)

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Seminarian Addresses Movies Featured At Meeting of Biology Club Meeting Alpha Chi On Monday evening, the memMr. Bernard Brunsting, Senior Seminary student, was the guest speaker of the evening a t the Alpha Chi's first meeting of the year, held last Monday evening, September 20, in the Chapel. Mr. Brunsting, substituting for Dr. Blocker who was unable to appear, spoke on his experiences in church work this past summer. At their next meeting on October 18, a new secretary will be elected from this years Freshmen Class.

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bers of the Biology Club had t h e i r first meeting in the Science Building. The members were officially welcomed by President George Zuidema and the faculty adviser Dr. Tunis Vergeer. Two films entitled "An Appendectomy" and "Managing Fresh Wounds of Violence" were shown as the f e a t u r e presentation of the evening's program. Before closing, programs f o r the year's activity were distributed to members.

M a t h , Physics Students Plan N e w O r g a n i z a t i o n

Mathematics and Physics stuA candlelight recognition servdents are planning the organization ice will highlight the program at of a club, thus filling a long standthe Y.W. meeting on October 4. ing need on Hope's campus. The All campus women are invited to purpose of the club will be to delve be present at this ceremony. A more deeply into practical problems and current achievements of short social is being planned to mathematics and physics. Mr. conclude the evening. Folkert and Mr. Frissel will serve The address of the Sept. 28th as faculty advisors. Interested stumeeting was given by Chet Droogd dents are asked to watch the bulleon his experiences the past sum- tin board for f ur t he r announcemer with work among migrants. ments.

John Vergeer, Hope Junior, has on display in the reading room of

the Library a collection of old returned to his literary work. In coins. 1896 he returned again to his first Interest in a coin company circharge Hasting-on-Hudson and it cular started John on this interwas while serving here he was esting hobby when he was twelve taken ill and died on September 4, years old. He began his collection 1896. with pennies and, following logical In the words of Rev. Peter order, has built it up to include Moerdyke, who delivered the mem- all denominations of coins. John keeps an up-to-date inorial address in 1897, "His piety ventory of all his coins according was characterized by a rich blendto face value. He estimates that ing of virtues and graces. He was the total face value of his colleca man of prayer. His filial trust tion to be one hundred and fortyand most reverential spirit in ap- five dollars, although the replace proach to God lastingly impressed value would be five hundred and us, and often I felt awed by his fifty dollars. adoration of the divine Majesty." His most prized coin, an ancient Roman one, is 2,000 years old. Its crude, rough design is a good Make a virtue of necessity. — example of a hand-made coin of Robert Burton. those ancient times.

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August

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and Commencement speaker in Dr. Wm. C. Robinson in the Presbyterian Journal. 1947 many of our students and Southern Speaking on the "tremendous relefaculty have read with interest and vance of the Bible", he said, "Even surprise about his cooperation with the Communistic regime in control of Czechoslovakia to the extent of serving on the Central Action Committee of the Communist Party, to which he was appointed without his knowledge and on which he serves, as he says, on his own responsibility representing nobody, and being the delegate from Czechoslovakia at the UN meeting in Geneva. His address at the meeting of the World Council in Amsterdam last month has served to heighten interest in his position with respect to Communism. Since some are of the opinion that he has wholly identified himself with Communism as we usually understand it, I quote a few lines of his address delivered at the PanPresbyterian Alliance (most Re-

anti-Christians stand in awe before the Bible however much they may try to conceal it. I cannot argue with a Communist on a philosophical basis. He is devoted to dialectical materialism and impervious to any alternative beyond any philosophical system and before it they are helpless . . . The Church is relevant when she has a message for her people of unqualified loyalty to her Lord." In his report Dr. Robinson stated that the Church of Czech Brethren (Hussite, Reformed), of which Dr. Hromadka is leader, is growing at the rate of 400,000 a year by accession from the world and from Rome. Sincerely, M. Eugene Osterhaven

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Musical History Class Spanish Club Will Slates Record Playing Show Movies This year, as previously, the At Meeting

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SOROSIS

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On Tuesday evening, September F i r s t of all we Dorians would like to welcome all you new Fresh- 14, 1948, Sorosis made a crash men to Hope's Campus. Already anding a t "The Mooring" headed we've become acquainted with by our new pilot, J e a n Brunstetter, some of you and we hope it won't alias Sibley, co-pilot, Connie H i n g a , be long before w e l l know all of you. crew Toni Fredricks, and Joyce J u s t to get acquainted, we'd like Vinkemulder. F u t u r e flights f o r to introduce our f o u r officers: the 1948-49 year were planned a t Betty H a r r i s , president; Betty Ann Koch, v i c e - p r e s i d e n t ; E s t h e r this time. Hostess Gladys Avakian Schmidt, secretary; and Beatrice served Sorosis passengers while FolWert and Peg Moerdyke, co- Mrs. Robert Van Ry kept ground treasurers. Under their leadership operations running smoothly. Paswe are all set for another year of sengers' summer experiences were un and fellowship. We began the y e a r with a House thoroughly discussed f a r into the party a t Mary Kooyers' cottage on morning. Despite bad weather conthe Lake. We initiated the evening ditions, a safe landing at conwith a hot dog roast followed by vocation took place on schedule. singing. A little business was mixed with pleasure when the On October 12, the Hope-ives The entire Milestone staff met president called the first meeting Club will hold their first meeting THESAURIAN of this year. Each new student on September twentieth a t four of the school year to order and F r i d a y afternoon, September 17, wife will be notified individually as o'clock in Van Raalte Hall. Each plans f o r coming events were discussed. Someone allowed our ilthe Thetas donned their slacks and to where the meeting will be held. editor appointed his or her assist- lustrious president to break loose The Hope-ives Club was recently jeans and set out to enjoy the organized on campus. The mem- ants. The schedule f o r the taking with a camera and w h a t happened " r u g g e d " life of a house p a r t y . bers participate in sports—namely of pictures f o r the yearbook is a f t e r w a r d s when we were prepar- We took the bus to Saugatuck, and volleyball, basketball and softball, tentatively set and will be an- ing to roll in was hardly dis- trudged f o r m-i-l-e-s and m-i-l-e-s, and many varied activities — Red nounced at a f u t u r e date. Mr. tinguishable from a mad scramble across the bleak, sandy, wooded Cross work, food packages to Eu- Geerlings, Hope's Public Relations to dodge the flash bulbs. For inter- trail, stopping only long enough rope and different types of enter- officer, has been appointed as the ested sophomores, the results will to have a boat ride on the way. be an added attraction to the Milestone's new adviser. tainment. Finally, nestled among the trees Dorian contribution a t the Round along the beach, we caught the Robin Tea. first glimpse of our abode. Most Our second meeting held ThursWE ARE PROUD TO HAVE HOPE COLLEGE of us didn't know where we were day, September 23rd, was a short (and still d o n ' t ! ) , but we all business meeting on immediate AS OUR NEIGHBORS agreed t h a t it was a wonderful plans f o r the Tea. location. A f t e r inspecting every niche and corner of our cottage, we went to the beach. A couple of SIBYLLINES brave souls went swimming — Makers of The Sibyllines started the year a f t e r the ice had been sufficiently with an overnight house party at cleared f r o m the w a t e r ! As we Cool-Edge Inn a t Lake Macatawa. enjoyed a beautiful sunset, we roasted wieners over our camp fire. ^88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 A picnic supper on the beach was followed by informal games. At Potato chips, relish, cookies, ice dusk we gathered on the dock and cream, and marshmallows comsang until the moon was hidden pleted the supper. As the last behind the clouds. We then embers of our fire were burning, gathered indoors and President we sang and planned f o r the comJOHN VANDER BROEK, Prop. Shirley Leslie opened the business ing year of activity. Returning meeting where plans were dis- to the cottage, we tried to keep a fire burning in the fire-place. Established 1867 cussed f o r the coming year. A f t e r our devotions, we retired to 588888888889888888888888; rest.

The first literary meeting of the Music History Class under Miss The first meeting of the Spanish Club will be held October 4. A ternity assembled in the Memorial Knickerbocker F r a t e r n i t y was held Holleman is sponsoring weekly sesSpanish movie concerning a boy Chapel on T h u r s d a y , September on T h u r s d a y , September 23. Phil sions of listening to classical renamed Chico and his love of ani23, to enjoy the first literary meet- Meengs, o u r capable president, wel- cords. This group of music lovers mals will be the highlight of this ing of the school year. President comed our guests to o u r meeting generally meets a t Walsh Music meeting. Hall on Wednesday or T h u r s d a y Ted F l a h e r t y opened the meeting a f t e r which Paul Cook led devoThe Club, under the direction of evenings. Miss Holleman wishes with p r a y e r . tions. J a c k Hoekstra then led the to emphasize t h a t these sessions Mr. Madrid, plans to conduct an intensive s t u d y of the musical The humorous p a p e r of the evennicks and their guests in the are open to every interested perculture of Spanish speaking couning was presented by Alfred Arwe singing of a few favorite songs. son on campus. Students are intries during •the coming year. with the flourishes of Stoopnagel Self-control" was t h e theme of vited to come when they can, and The officers f o r the coming year stay a s long as they like. Notices double talk. Ken Leestma led a the serious paper read by Bob a r e : Mary Breid, president; Lois of the exact time of these meetings ill. Bob WesterhofT then read a will be given in the daily College H a l l , v i c e p r e s i d e n t ; Esther vigorous song f e s t and then joined Schmidt, secretary; and Duane the other members of the Arcadian paper entitled "Knickerbocker Men bulletin. Booi, t r e a s u r e r . Q u a r t e t to harmonize with several are Successful Men!" He gave a spirituals. Gordon Cox shared his fantastic account of t h e founding musical

talent

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a of Knickerbocker and the success

splendid comet solo; he was ac- of many of its alumni. Rushing companied a t t h e piano by Sam Chairman, Bill De Meester, gave a summary of the rushing rules of Posthuma. Bill F l a h e r t y gave as i o p e College and answered any serious paper a general description questions in the minds of the of meteorological phenomena. guests present. Ken Smouse, "VicThe literary meeting concluded tor Borge of K.H.N." then gave a with a witty m a s t e r critic's report ecture on the a r t of piano playing. by Bill Miedema. The group held A f t e r the singing of the Knick a short business session before song, refreshments were served foladjourning. lowed by a social period. EMERSONIAN Emersonian h a s once again resumed campus.

its place here on Hope's The first literary, rush-

ing meeting of the year was held on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Miller's Barn was the meeting place. Many of

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Hope-ives Determine Geerlings New First Meeting Date Adviser For Milestone Staff

COSMOPOLITAN The Cosmopolitan F r a t e r n i t y ' s first meetings were marked by the renewal of many old friendships. Returning Cosmos were officially welcomed by President Timothy Harrison and unofficially welcomed by every able-bodied Cosmo. As no literary meeting was on the agenda, everything w a s business. A fine program for t h e year was planned and enthusiasm was the order of the day. F r a n k Sterk was named to the coveted post of Chair-

guests. The tneme was "Schoo Daze". The Emersonian calendar read as follows: Convocation ( p r a y e r ) , Harold Dean, Registra tion (introductions), Robert Van der Laan, Conflict (a rousing song man of the Co-ed Committee. fest) J a c k Wichert, E x t r a Curricu .388888888888888888888885 lar (humor) Norwood Reck, 80 plus 8 (piano music), Herber Ritsema, and College Bulletin WESTING COAL CO. (serious p a p e r ) , Ed Kerle. Re f r e s h m e n t s were served a t the con W e aim to please" elusion of the meeting. The next meeting will be held Friday, Oct.

FUELS FRATERNAL On Friday, September 17th the Combustioneer F r a t e r s held their first meeting in the subterranean stuccoed Zebra Automatic Room located a t the home of F r a t e r Ver Hey. F r a t e r President Howie Koop called the meeting to Coal Stokers order a f t e r which F r a t e r "Fogh o r n " Evers led the golden-voiced F r a t e r n a l Glee Club through some choral numbers. F r a t e r Kempers 888888888* was appointed Rushing Chairman. 288888888ryyryyoc. The business was cut short to allow F r a t e r Buter time enough to don his uniform f o r the Holland High football game. On Thursday, September 23rd, the F r a t e r s greeted their guests at Miller's B a r n f o r the first literary meeting. F r a t e r "Squeaky" Zwemer led the singing accompanied by F r a t e r Evers a t the piano. Everyone was disappointed to learn t h a t F r a t e r Bob Koop left his toothbrush a t home. Miss Evie Van Dam sang f o r the special music number. The humor paper entitled, "The Perils of a Large H a n d " was given by F r a t e r Buter. F r a t e r I h r m a n ' s serious paper was entitled " T r u t h " . A get-together was held and refreshments were 8th St. Near River served a f t e r the meeting.

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DUTCH TRAVEL TO MONMOUTH Team Faces Tough Game In Illinois This Saturday

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I t will be more t h a n j u s t another game when Hope meets Monmouth down in Illinois this week Saturday afternoon. It will be the first time in many years that Hope has worn grid battle dress outside the state. The team will leave on their 380-mile trip tomorrow morning. They will stay in a town a short distance f r o m Monmouth tomorrow night. Rather t h a n spend a second night away from the home the squad will probably come all the way back to Holland Saturday night a f t e r the game.

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toughest opponents

Hope

h a s met in some y e a r s . The " F i g h t ing Scots" a r e in a league called t h e Midwest Conference which includes

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powerful

groups

as

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last year, had only f o u r seniors a m o n g their 25 l e t t e r winners. Coach Robinson will h a v e his leading runners, Don A r m s t r o n g and J i m Feehley, back once more. A newcomer f r o m Kewanee, Bill ( A i r e l ) Watson, should give the p a s s i n g a t t a c k a t r e m e n d o u s lift. Based on last y e a r ' s statistics and p e r c e n t a g e s Hope and Monm o u t h are v e r y evenly matched Monmouth finished in the same position as Hope did last y e a r , third in their conference. Monmouth won t h r e e and lost two for a .600 a v e r a g e . They scored 60 points a g a i n s t their o p p o n e n t s ' 30. These a r e t h e figures on l e a g u e games. For full season s t a n d i n g s the Illinois eleven had the following: won five, lost two, tied one. This gave t h e m a percentage of .687. In conf e r e n c e play Hope won three, tied one, and lost one for a .700 mark. Hope scored 71 points a g a i n s t the opposition's 46. Hope's full season tabulation was identical to that of Monmouth. Monmouth will doubtless e n t e r the g a m e in the f a v o r i t e ' s role. Hope, however, showed in their first g a m e that they h a v e a s t r o n g line and a d a n g e r o u s p a s s i n g a t tack. Coach V a n d e r b u s h will take a squad of about t h i r t y men. Several injuries m a k e Hope's s t a r t i n g line-up uncertain.

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F i f t e e n men responded to Jack • 0 Schouten's call f o r cross-country candidates. F o u r of last y e a r ' s five-man t e a m are back. These men a r e Van Single, Campbell First Row — T . Ridder, T. Drenton, R. Schippers, L, Butcher, Daniels, A. Laukema, R. Wiese, K. Dekker, F. Jonkman, P. Buckout. K r a a k , and Ottipoby. Last y e a r ' s Second Row — R. Eschenour, R. Hill, D. Van Ingen, E. Lubbers, J. G rooters, C. Baskin, C. Bourgman, D. Hoeting, T. Van Win gen, A. t e a m placed f o u r t h in t h e conferEbneth. ence. Third Row — N. Yonker, W. Holwerda, C. De Mull, T. Barrett, J. Pfingstel, G. Timmerman, A. Moerland, H. Meyer, R. Collins. G. Van D u r i n g the first two weeks of Hoven, H. Nelson. practice the men were on theii Fourth Row — T . Rycenga, V. Boerigter, G. Campbell, C. Holtrop, G. Bussies, R. Norden, F. Brieve, 1). Rinkus, E. Vande Wege, W. Bocks, own. Most of them t u r n e d out foi R. Visscher, W. Hinga, R. Koop, J. Vander Velde. about an hour every a f t e r n o o n . S t a r t i n g t h i s week J a c k h a s been holding r e g u l a r practice sessions. A r e g u l a r t r a i n i n g schedule has been set up. Besides the f o u r l e t t e r m e n , the Owen Koeppe following have been out f o r pracT h i s week-end will see t h e first MIAA football g a m e s . Our first tice: Blakeslee, De Vette, Doig P a s s i n g their way to a 13 to 0 p a s s and was hit by Holwerda. g a m e is next F r i d a y night a g a i n s t Adrian. Everyone hopes t h a t a f t e r H u y s e r , Lauchlin, Mitsos, Monroe P a r s o n , Plomp, Stevenson, Vanden victory over the Michigan Normal Smith fumbled and " R i p " Collins f a l l i n g just short t w o y e a r s in a row, Hope can come up with a winner. Berg, Van Farowe, W e s t c o t t , and College eleven, Coach V a n d e r b u s h ' s Let's t a k e a look a r o u n d the circuit and see how the o t h e r t e a m s look. recovered for Hope. Dutchmen successfully pried the Hillsdale, Co-champs f o r t h e p a s t two years, has everyone back f r o m Winship. N e i t h e r t e a m t h r e a t e n e d again last y e a r ' s s t a r t i n g line-up. T h e i r "touchdown t w i n s " Ward and Young lid off the 1948 football season. The victory came under the lights at until the last q u a r t e r . With eight a r e looking b e t t e r t h a n ever. T h e y have several new men including a Riverview P a r k last F r i d a y night. m i n u t e s r e m a i n i n g , a n o t h e r long new coach. K a l a m a z o o h a s 21 men back f r o m last y e a r ' s co-championThe first half of the g a m e was pass f r o m Yonker to P f i n g s t e l net- ship squad. Coach Nulf s a y s he h a s the best t e a m since he's been there. Kazoo will be t o u g h even if t h e y ' r e half as good as t h e y think m a r r e d by many f u m b l e s and pass ted Hope f o r t y y a r d s and a first interceptions on both sides. All of down on the Ypsi 22. With f o u r t h they a r e . They have a good fullback' and a good line. Alma h a s t h e i r best t e a m since t h e i r p r e - w a r championship outfits. They lost only New officers and league man- the action took place between the down and inches P f i n g s t e l missed f o u r f r o m last y e a r ' s t e a m which tied Hillsdale and all but upset Hope. a g e r s were chosen at last week's 25-yard lines. Shortly b e f o r e the his hole but m a n a g e d to g e t a first They have one of the finest r u n n e r s in the MIAA in Rex Roseman. m e e t i n g of the Women's Athletic half the Hurons tried a series of down on the 12. On t h e next play T h e i r line is headed by All-MIAA Ken Corbin. Association a s announced by Miss passes which gained nothing. With P f i n g s t e l again carried and went Albion is the b i g g e s t question m a r k . They did not win a g a m e last less than two minutes to go Hope Van Dommelen. Elected president t h r o u g h the line for the score. Holyear. They hired a new coach, who b r o u g h t some fine m a t e r i a l with took over on their own 40 and is Shirley Knol, assisted by vicewerda again kicked and t h i s time him f r o m Ohio. In their o p e n i n g g a m e t h e y beat M a n c h e s t e r 40-0, if president Connie Hinga, and sec- Yonker s t a r t e d t h r o w i n g passes. it was good. t h a t m e a n s a n y t h i n g . A d r i a n had g r e a t hopes f o r t h i s y e a r . They With only seconds r e m a i n i n g , Yonr e t a r y , Mary Breid. The r e m a i n d e r of the g a m e was ker pitched a long one to " M o o s e " played by reserves with neither were to have Schultz and E m e r y , two g r e a t runners. E m e r y l e f t f o r L e a g u e s and their new m a n a g e r s the a r m y . Schultz, who scored 10 T.D.'s f o r them last y e a r had a leg a r e : Bowling, Shirley Knol; bas- Holwerda who made a g r e a t catch team t h r e a t e n i n g seriously. The on the H u r o n s 20 and ran 20 y a r d s g a m e ended with N o r m a l in poses- o p e r a t i o n this s u m m e r which did not heal properly. In short, Adrian ketball, M a r g e u r i t e A a r d e m a and needs a lot of rebuilding. M a r g a r e t Moerdyke; s o f t b a l l , Con- for the first score of the g a m e . sion on Hope's 40. W h a t does all t h i s add up to. I think the conference is g o i n g to be The t e a m s were evenly matched nie Hinga and Mary Vande W e g e ; Holwerda then tried f o r the e x t r a much more evenly balanced. I'll pick Hillsdale at the top. T h e next point but missed, and t h e half endon the ground. Hope rushed f o r tennis, Mary Coffey; and volleyt h r e e positions a r e a toss-up a m o n g s t Hope, Kalamazoo, and Alma. ed with the Hurons t r a i l i n g 6-0. 133 y a r d s and Michigan Normal ball, Eleanor Short. With breaks, any one of these could slip in f o r a championship. Ypsilanti kicked to Hope to open f o r 134. Normal received 10 first Field hockey is a new sport at I wonder how m a n y people t h e r e a r e on our c a m p u s who don't even the second half. A f t e r f a i l i n g to downs and Hope 8. Hope tried 18 Hope this year and will be offered know we have a cross-country t e a m . Well they've been out t h e r e for gain, the Dutchmen kicked to the passes completing 5 f o r a total of in F r e s h m a n classes. two w e e k s r u n n i n g a r o u n d the t r a c k (I use t h a t t e r m loosely) an hour H u r o n ' s 40. Sticking exclusively to 115 yards. N o r m a l a t t e m p t e d 14 New m e m b e r s of W.A.A. are a d a y . T h a t cross-country meet a t Albion in mid November c o u n t s j u s t a r u n n i n g attack the H u r o n s ran and completed 4 for 35 yards. Both M a r y Coffey and Eleanor Short. as much toward the all-sports t r o p h y as does the e n t i r e football season. off a succession of first downs lines played g r e a t ball. T h e r e were F r e s h m a n m e m b e r s will be chosen J a c k is still interested in s e e i n g more r u n n e r s interested in t r y i n g for which carried them to the Hope 17. very few long r u n s f r o m scrimthis week in g y m classes. the t e a m . At t h i s point. Smith faded back to m a g e .

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