HOPE COLLEGE ANCHOR LXXII—3
Hope College — Holland, Michigan
October 16, 1959
Homecoming Activities Begin Queen Mary Reigns Reigning o v e r Homecoming 1959, are Queen Mary Van Koevering and her court of seven Hope College coeds. These girls were chosen in campus wide elections and began their royal activity last evening at the coronation and pep rally. Two representatives f r o m each class serve as members of the queen's court.
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Vespers Sun. At 3:00 p.m. "I am the Way, the T r u t h and the Life," is the theme f o r the Homecoming Vespers, to be held on Sunday, October 18th at 3:00 P.M. Dean Nederveld is the student chairman f o r this 1959 p r o g r a m and Miss Holleman is the faculty chairman. Serving on the committee as members are: J e a n Baldwin, Barbara Grey, N o r m a n Kansfield, Tom Bruno, and Gordon Dragt. Dr. A. A. Dykstra, who at present is working with the three Reformed Church schools of higher education, will be the speaker f o r the event. Leander Wang will sing P r a i s e Be To Thee, and Marilyn Scudder will give a solo. Dr. Pedee will conduct an Overture F o r S t r i n g s by J e a n Berger. F o u r boys, directed by Mr. Schaberg will give a number f o r the French Horn. (Cont'd on p a g e 2)
Activities for the 1959 ^Iomecoming• weekend are varied and extensive, designed in the hope of interesting 1 both students and alumni. Mark De Witt and Marlene Gouwens are student co-chairmen for this important fall event.
Homecoming officially began at 7:30 p.m. yesterday with the pep rally and queen's coronation a t Riverview Park. Judy E a s t m a n and Dennis Hengeveld were co-chairmen f o r this yearly program. A WAL reception planned by Norma DeBoer for the brand-new Queen was held in Durfee lounge immediately a f t e r f o r all students and faculty.
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Friday Today at 2:00 the second annual Academic Homecoming will open with a general session in the Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Professor John Ver Beek, general chairman, will preside.
Queen Mary who hails from Zeeland, represents the senior class. She has a composite major of German and English and plans to teach a f t e r graduation. The other senior class representative is Shelby Braaksma. Shelby, who enjoys music, reading, traveling, bridge and sewing, comes to Hope from Cambria, Wisconsin. Representing the junior class are Mary Decker, who comes from Grand Rapids, and Judy Eastman, from Lebanon, New Jersey. Sophomores on this year's court are J a n e t Lincoln and Judy Wiley. Jan, who is from Kenmore, New York, plans to obtain a composite m a j o r and teach at the elementary school level. Majoring in Business Administration, Judy comes from Union, New Jersey. The class of 1963 is represented by Mary Berghorst and Marcia Meengs. Mary, who is a potential English m a j o r , comes f r o m nearby Zeeland, Michigan. A chemistry major, Marcia has entered many campus activities in the five weeks she has been here.
J u d g i n g of houses and dorm decorations later this afternoon and evening should prove amusing f o r the judges. All decorations are centered around the general theme Cartoon Capers. Pris Wubbles and Ron Wiegerink are in charge of this phase of homecoming. At 8:15 another general session of Academic homecoming will meet in the chapel to discuss the Middle E a s t .
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Hope Students Welcome Will Dedicate Holland Library Around Christmas Holidays by John Bos The staff at the Holland Public Library hopes that the new Herrick Public Library, donated by Mr. Ray W. Herrick, will be ready for dedication by Christmas time. Finishing plans are underway f o r the interior decorating, and the landscaping plans will be ready in one month. The new library, one of Holland's g r e a t e s t needs and dreams-come-true, will have adequate facilities to care for the people of Holland at all age levels. There will be three main sections in the library; the children's section, the young adult section, and the adult section. These sections will be separated from the rest of the library by decorated room dividers or low bookcases. In discussing the matter, Mrs. Hazel Hayes, City Librarian, said: "I hope we will be able to have bookcases instead of room dividers, because people who don't work in a library don't realize how much room is needed f o r books." There will be an over-all seating capacity f o r 175 persons. There will be study space f o r 75 adults in the adult section, plus the various lounges on the main floor and several spaces upstairs. There will also be a 150-capacity M e e t i n g Room which will be used f o r the weekly "Story Hour," and also f o r
Civic organizations which desire to use it. The library expects to have about 65,000 volumes at its opening. "With the increase in our city's population, we really should have 80,000 volumes," stated Mrs. Hayes. Several organizations have given generous g i f t s to the library. The J u n i o r W e l f a r e League has given $5000 towards f u r n i s h i n g the children's section; the J.C.'s have given $2500 f o r books; and the Exchange Club has donated a large mural to beautify the interior. Hope College students have used the city library quite extensively during the years, especially in the magazine department, since Hope College's library does not permit magazines to circulate. "We will continue to welcome Hope students with open a r m s and help in any way t h a t we can to supplement the services of the college library," said Mrs. Hayes. By the way, prospective summer students, the new library will be 100% air-conditioned.
Saturday is perhaps the busiest day of the weekend. The 9:00-10:30 Academic section meetings will deal with f r o n t i e r s in Science and Technology, the Racial Barriers, and the Literary Frontiers. At 10:30 the parade of f r a t e r n i t y and sorority floats, handled by Ron Beyer, will progress down the main streets of Holland, judged by Student Council officers f r o m Kalamazoo. At noon, alumni members of the " H " Club will lunch a t Durfee Hall while Mrs. Lubbers e n t e r t a i n s the out-of-town wives at luncheon. During the h a l f t i m e of the afternoon Hope-Kalamazoo football game, the winners of the float and dorm decorations will be announced. Dan Ritsema will introduce the Men's Choir and the Band. The Queen will be presented with her court. Open house in all dorms will follow the game. Lorraine Hellenga is in charge of the Alcor Alumnae tea which will be served at Gilmore Cottage at this time. From 5:30-7:00 the Juliana room will be open f o r the Alumni Buffet dinner. Phi Alpha Theta, the history f r a t e r n i t y , will celebrate its anniversary with a dinner.
Play Capek's play "R.U.R." will be presented by Palette and Masque a t 7:30. Students playing the lead roles in this study of "advanced civilization" are Rod Zegers and Mary Fryling. Marge Kempers and Dave Meyer are co-chairmen f o r the Homecoming Ball to be held in F a n t a s y Land, otherwise known as the Civic Center, a t 8:30. Serving as the Queen's orchestra are the Aristocrats. Homecoming will close on Sunday afternoon with a Vespers service in Dimnent Memorial Chapel, planned by Dean Nederveld.
Queen M a r y a n d the court assemble to begin their weekend reign. ( P h o t o — Y o n d e r Vusse)
October 16, 1959
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Something's Gotta Give by Jon Bolthouse Once again the traditional pull between the freshmen and the sophomores took place. The scene w a s the banks of the Black River lined with e a g e r spectators awaiting to see the annual event.
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Women Prexy's Named For Many
As the school season gets under way, campus groups select their leaders and begin to organize f o r the coming year. Following this precedent, last week the various women's residences elected their house councils f o r 1959-1960. Because a house council meets regularly and takes up all problems concerned with its own residence, the girls elected a r e necessarily those who possess "outstanding leadership ability." The officers' jobs, f a r f r o m being only nominal, require both time and effort. In the largest dorm, Durfee Hall, Lorraine Hellenga w a s elected president of the house council. Van Vleck chose Ellen Frink, and Voorhees Hall selected Priscilla Wubbles as its head. Joyce Tysen is the new president of Columbia Hall; F a i r banks will be presided over by Patricia Kooiman; and Sally Ewing h a s the leading position a t Mandeville. Oggel Cottage, whose senior counselors a r e Dale Burns and
Sharon Van't Kerkhoff, has Betty Cooper for its council president; in Scott, where Greta Weeks and Sue Evans are counselors, Ardis Daining will head the council. Doesburg's president, Susan Lahman, will assist counselor Carol Buitendorp, while at Beck Cottage, Pat Nederveld will work with counselors Miriam Klaaren and Virginia Top. In Kleinheksel, where Marlene Gowans and Sharon Crossman are counselors, Nancy Danielson was elected to the presidency; a t Crispell, Jean Louret will help counselors Sharon Beck and Cheryl Veen to keep the house running smoothly. Voorhees Annex, under the charge of Ann Tell and Cynthia Vander Myde, has chosen Virginia Mortenson as its chief executive, and in Shields, where J o a n Schroeder and Loretta Plassche are in charge, Turid Anderson w a s selected to head the house council. Finally, the residents of Taylor, counseled by Diane Sluyter and Marilyn Scudder, have entrusted J a n e Woodley with the leading office.
The t e a m s had been practicing f o r two weeks, experiencing pains in muscles t h e y never knew they had. The f r e s h m e n were under the direction of Bill Harms, Dan Ritsema, Bob "Moses" Mulder, and Jim Betke while Tim Vander Mel, John " O m a r " Tysse, and Jim String e r coached the sophomores. The practicing w a s through though and the big day was here. T h e respective teams dug in and awaited the signal. The signal sounded and the rope became t a u g h t . Each team strained, the men flushed, sweat appeared on their foreheads, and moral girls gave encouraging words to their men and wiped their brows. The pull was at its peak. The rope went one way and then another. Excitement mounted as the spectators cheered the teams on. The f r e s h m e n brok** the storm fences on their side to get n e a r e r the action. The f r e s h m e n heaved with all their m i g h t and b r o u g h t the sophomores splashing into the forbidding w a t e r of the Black River. They accomplished the feat in 11.9 minutes. Yes, f o r the first time in six years the f r e s h m e n were victorious. The freshmen cheered "Yea, 63" while the dispondent sophomores s a n g softly, "Splish Splash, I was takin' a b a t h ! "
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Members of House Board discuss the problems connected w i t h the a d d i t i o n of nine women houses on campus this year. ( P h o t o — M i l f o r d Hale)
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On October 1, 1959, the Hope College Pre-med Society welcomed both old and new members to its first meeting of the 1959-1960 school year. The society which is designed to f o s t e r the interests of the f u t u r e doctors in medicine and dentistry is open to all premedical and pre-dental students having a t least sophomore standing. Special trips of interests, speakers from the v a r i o u s fields of medicine, and films serve to give the members some insights into t h e i r f u t u r e profession. T h e meeting was presided by Phil D a m s t r a , President, and following the business meeting a film entitled "Elective Rhinop l a s t y " was shown. A f t e r t h e film r e f r e s h m e n t s were served.
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Mew Courses Offered There have been s e v e r a l changes in the curriculum for the coming year. One of the foremost developments is the newly created or reorganized Greek Department. Although courses in Greek have, in the past, been offered there have been no courses in cultural Greek within the p a s t f e w years. Heretofore a course in New T e s t a m e n t Greek was offered, which w a s geared specifically to the pre-seminary student, creating a definite lack of classical Greek. This y e a r Hope College has Dr. Zsiros who is in charge of the newly organized classical Greek classes. The experiment in offering classical elementary Greek directed to all students, not j u s t those who are interested in attending seminary, h a s proven itself. There are 50 students now enrolled in the elementary Greek
Examination Dates Released The Educational Testing Service has announced dates a t which time the Graduate Record Examinations will be administered at examination centers t h r o u g h o u t the country. Many g r a d u a t e schools advise applicants to take these tests; however, students should inquire a t the school of their choice as to specific requirements. Examination dates a r e : November 21, J a n u a r y 16, April 23, and July 9. For more information contact Mr. Vander Borgh. The United States Civil Service Commission has announced t h a t applications are now being accepted f o r the 1960 Federal Service E n t r a n c e Examination. Through t h i s examination young people of college caliber m a y begin a career in the Federal Civil Service in one of some sixty different occupational fields. The examination is open to college juniors, seniors and g r a d u a t e s regardless of m a j o r study. The jobs to be filled f r o m the F.S.E.E. are in various Federal agencies and are located in Washington D. C., and throughout t h e United States. Interested persons may obtain f u r t h e r information f r o m Dr. Van Dahm in the placement office.
class; the unexpected enrollm e n t and interest shown in t h i s subject necessitated opening an additional section of Greek. Also offered this year in connection with the Greek is a course in Classical Archaeology. The Philosophy D e p a r t m e n t too, has undergone and is in the p r o c e s s of undergoing change. The administration f e l t t h a t more should be offered in the vein of critical thinking, and so a course Reflective and Critical Thinking, is now being offered. The sequel to this will be an advanced course in logic, to be given next semester. The instructor of the course to be offered this year is Dr. Utzinger.
Kuizenga To Speak SL Week Dr. Henry Kuizenga, minister of the F i r s t Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, will be the speaker f o r Spiritual Life Week, November 8-12. Formerly known as Religious Emphasis week, the week will include Sunday afternoon's Vesper Service in the chapel, special chapel services t h r o u g h out the week, counseling, dorm devotions, the Tuesday evening Y meeting, and a Communion service in t h e chapel Thursday night. The theme f o r concentration is " P r a y e r " . The committee, under joint chairmen Sharon Van't K e r k hoff and John Kleinheksel, includes: Ruth Lanning, F r i t z Kruithof, Marilyn Vander Wilt, Dave Simala, Bobbie Amos, Del Neroni, Sharon Grossman, W a y ne Joosse, J u d y Nienhuis, Rich Hertel, P a t Rhem, and Hal Whipple, with Dr. Wolters serving as Advisor to the committee. VESPERS . . . (Cont'd f r o m page 1) Preceeding the service t h e r e is to be music played f r o m the tower. The Pre-service music was composed by Thomas Canning especially f o r Hope College. The Chapel Choir will render two numbers, one of which is Lord in Thy Ressurrection. The Chancel and Chapel Choir will combine to s i n g All Creatures T h a t On E a r t h Do Dwell, during which t h e y will be accompanied by a t r u m p e t trio. The Chapel Choir will also sing All Creatures of Our God and King.
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Alumni Gather To Celebrate Homecoming by George Bitner Tradition will be renewed this weekend f o r t h e 31st consecutive year, when Hope Alumni f r o m all over the United States g a t h e r in Holland to celebrate Homecoming. The festivities have been an annual affair since November 9, 1928, when the first Homecoming celebration was held. On this date, the first Home- • — coming was highlighted by a ^ut the Hope women wouldn't let it happen. In 1944, there big parade on Friday evening, was a drastic lack of men on followed by a pep rally a t Rivcampus, but tradition prevailed erview Park. The football game as returning alumni were greeton Saturday was preceded by ed by a festive celebration. It another parade to the park. The featured two t o u c h-football fraternities and sororities ensquads of Hope's coeds compettertained their visiting alumni. ing against each other. In 1933 the Frosh-Soph ath1948 marked the beginning of letic fight and pull were includHomecoming as it was known ed in the Homecoming celebrauntil last year: t h e annual tugtion, but the following year of-war of Friday afternoon, corwere held as a s e p a r a t e event onation of the queen and her preceding Homecoming. N o t court on Friday evening, parade until 1945 did they become a on S a t u r d a y morning, and footregular part of the program. ball g a m e in the afternoon. This The year 1937 stands out f o r year it also became traditional the f a c t t h a t Miss M a r j o r y f o r P a l e t t e and Masque to preMoody was named Hope's first sent a Homecoming production. Homecoming Queen, although 1958 initiated the Academic a c t u a l coronation ceremonies Homecoming. This idea grew seem not to have been initiated out of a discussion among memuntil a year later. bers of the executive commitWorld W a r II attempted to tee of the Alumni Association and the college staff members. interrupt the schedule of things,
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Academic Homecoming Features Dr. John Badeau As Keynoter At 8:15 p.m. tonight a general session of all participating in academic homecoming will be held in Dimnent M e m o r i a l Chapel. Mr. Paul Dame, '44, president of the Hope College Alumni Association, will preside a t this gathering.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. John S. Badeau, president of the N e a r E a s t Foundation. The topic of Dr. Badeau's address is "The Middle E a s t : Political Frontier in Today's World." Dr. Badeau was educated at Union College, R u t g e r s University, New Brunswick Seminary, Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and the author of East and West of Suez, Emergency of Modern E g y p t ; and The Lands Between. Dr. Badeau is also a widely known lecturer, especially cited f o r his able and sympathetic int e r p r e t a t i o n of the N e a r E a s t . E v e r y y e a r his work with the Foundation takes him to the Middle E a s t where he visits Iran, E g y p t , Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
History of Hope Dr. John Badeau
Aspirations and Ideals Fashion Hope Into Successful College by Betty Vicha Three years ago Hope College was selected as one of the top ten co-educational liberal arts colleges in the country by the Chicago Tribune. In addition, in 1957 the Michigan State Legislature issued a resolution congratulating Hope College on her attainment. A college does not attain a laudable position such as this "overnight" without hardship and ordeal. W h a t then are the sequels t h a t have led to Hope's success? Whose are the aspirations and ideals which fashion Hope into w h a t men have considered successful ? W h a t are these aspirations and ideals? Hope College was founded because of the ideals and aspirations of a band of immigrants from the Netherlands who set sail for America on October 2, 1846. These courageous people, led by Rev. A. C. Van Raalte, made their way to Michigan to settle in a surrounding where they could live and raise their children in accordance with their Christian faith. By 1848 they had settled in a promising location on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan near Black Lake. Even at t h a t early date, they were concerned with the education of t h e i r people and f e l t t h a t " t h e character, outlook and prosperity of a people are dependent upon its education." And so plans w e r e made to
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establish a school. The General Synod of the Reformed Church, with which the settlers had affiliated, appointed Walter C. Taylor, an elder in the Reformed Church of Geneva, New York, to be in charge. Work on the pioneer school began in 1851.
Taylor was called Holland Academy and was housed in a building called "Van Vleck" which had been built in 1854. In 1866 Hope College was officially incorporated and t h a t year eight men comprised the first graduation class.
The first r e p o r t on the new school contained this statement by Dr. Van Raalte, "This is my Anchor of Hope f o r this people in the f u t u r e . "
Rev. Philip Phelps D.D. was elected t h e first president and Hope College, still closely connected to the academy, began its long years of growing pains.
He backed u p his belief by giving five acres of land f o r use by the new school. The people, too, had a g r e a t faith in the new school they were establishing. From miles around men came to clear the land, goods were donated, everyone sacrificed something to help Dr. Van Raalte's Anchor of Hope to begin. For they had come to make a place in the New World f o r their children and they were willing to sacrifice if need be in order to prepare them f o r high grade American citizenship and the intelligent development of Christian character. In the words of their courageous founder, " L e s t our chidren become the tag-end of society." Their goal w a s a Christian school. The school headed by W a l t e r
By 1867 the students numbered sixty-eight and the campus contained several other small buildings, one of which w a s a log cabin chapel which the students themselves constructed. Pioneers in every way, the founders of Hope College were educators of t h a t time who recognized the importance and need of higher education f o r women. In contrast to contemporary schools which were a g a i n s t coeducation, Hope in its first year of existence declared: "Higher education for women seems to provide the proper medium between t h e spirit of oriental barbarism which r e g a r d s women as fitted only to be p a r e n t and housekeeper, and the infidelity of women's r i g h t s falsely socalled." (Cont'd on page 6)
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October 16, 1959
by Jane Tomlinson by Jim Michmerhuizen We heard two workmanly performances by the W a g n e r OperaC The afternoon's " B a r b )f Seville" w a ^ - a m o n g ^ o t h e r things a pleasant potpo u r ri of scene - stealing and general merriment f o r everybody, e.g. Count Almaviva, about to be arrested while in disguise, reveals his t r u e identity to his would-be captors, who immediately and with many flourishes come to attention—all very orthodox.
QUESTION: Do you think the new chapel ticket system is an improvement over the old monitor system? Why?
sounded as if I were in Las Vegas. The "ticket s y s t e m " distracts those who would like to use these few minutes as a devotional period.
Nancy Malstrom: No. Never in my wildest d r e a m s did I-^imagine a weird system like our Let's t r y voluntary chapel f o r new chapel ticket system. I a designated period of time and Subscription Rate: $2.00 per school year to non-student subscribers. suppose it is necessary because see w h a t t h e outcome m a y be. of our huge student body, but I think it's more i m p o r t a n t t h a t this difficulty could be easily we attend chapel in order to surmounted by lowering the get something out of it t h a n compulsory attendance to say, have those come who must in Now t h a t we have more or less made the change into the t h r e e times a week. order to fulfill the requirements. busy and hectic life of a new school year, we should pause a At least with the old monitor It is not the quantity of permoment to reflect on what we and others have done in the past system you had a sure seat. sons that you bring into the and to look forward to the f u t u r e . We should ask ourselves what This way you have to race over g a t h e r i n g , it is t h e quality of we hope to accomplish in these years that we are going to spend t h e r e fifteen minutes early to those who are dedicated and inat college. m a k e sure you get in. There's terested. a j a m going in and a jam going Doubtless, we have already answered this question in some No one can m a k e a person out because of the tickets. I manner or other or else we wouldn't even be here. But, are these worship! When our time comes keep wondering if I'm ever gothe real reasons f o r getting an education? and we reach our reward, chaping to win a door prize. Dr. Wendall A. Miles, in his Convocation Address, "A Bucket el tickets will be null and void. John P a r k e s : Watchdogs reof Rain, pushed aside some of these trite and mundane reasons J a n e t De Noble: J u d g i n g by main watchdogs, no m a t t e r what In Thursday's performance f o r g e t t i n g an education. He said t h a t a "liberal a r t s " education outward appearances, I would t h e i r specific merits; and a loss one of the guards planted his is not designed to make us well-rounded individuals or to fill us say t h a t it is a more effective to one's integrity is always a rifle butt squarely and forcefulwith knowledge as one would pour w a t e r into a glass. We get an means of increasing chapel atloss, however entertained. But ly on his own foot, emitting a education he said to make us mature individuals: physically, tendance—no more worry about screech t h a t we easily heard I like machines: they command mentally, and morally. We should learn to become stabilized inmonitors doing a slip-shod job. over the orchestra. less personal obeisance. They dividuals in a world filled with order on the s u r f a c e but chaos and To put it in the words of one can be kicked weekly to insure Or a g a i n : earlier in the same turmoil underneath. The individual needs to become a t home with student, " a t least now when you a healthy attitude of belligeropera Count Almaviva, assisthimself, his society, and his God. These are the aims of a liberal go, you know it counts"—counts ance. I am not required to a r t s education. ed by a r a g t a g group of town to the administration, t h a t is— smile as I deposit my symbol of musicians, is serenading Rosina, Isn t it true, though, t h a t many come to college merely hoping I wonder if it's " c o u n t i n g " with religious spirit in the chapel his love. The musicians, clownto secure themselves an economically sound f u t u r e by training f o r God. box. ing with all the callow graces a certain profession. But others have enlarged this goal and hope P e r h a p s next time we a r e Bernice Buyskens: Yes, I of pimply-cheeked adolescents to develop themselves as social beings also. They hope t h a t in looking f o r new innovations think in the present situation at a high-school banquet, comliving and working with people of various types of backgrounds, concerning chapel, we might t r y with the increase in enrollment pletely stole the scene; I doubt they will develop their own personalities automatically. Thereby, more dynamic speakers, a psyit is a good, f a i r system. that Rosina herself, had she they will guarantee themselves a secure social f u t u r e also. chologically b e t t e r time f o r P e t e r Kuizenga: No, I don't. looked out of her window, would However, we should not over-emphasize the social aspect of chapel, improving the general Walking into chapel now rehave noticed the Count singing "social being" to the ignoring of our being first of all "beings." atmosphere—a p o s i t i v e apminds me of walking into an directly underneath her. We must realize t h a t in order to really know and understand the proach. arcade, the staccato click of the All in good fun, of course. society in which we live, we must first truly understand ourselves, slot machines, with the thought Mel Ver S t e e g : I think it is But musically the afternoon we have the key to all experience and to all knowledge. Only then of g e t t i n g a winning ticket. The an improvement over the old performance was not very imcan we hope to truly understand the world and the people about us. idealistic objections, however, monitor system as f a r as dispressive. But we cannot stop a f t e r we have answered the questions are u n f o r t u n a t e l y secondary to couraging chapel cuts is conThere was in particular a about our society and ourselves. F o r the human mind has always the thought t h a t "you can't cerned, f o r the new system is distressing lack of unity in the followed these questions directly with the question of whether beat the machine." One m a j o r practically foolproof. However, orchestral attacks—largely due or not there is a Go(o)d. This question m a n has always found disadvantage, the machine does the question in my mind is, to the conductor's having to the hardest to answer; and a f t e r he has answered it, the hardest not date. should we require compulsory rush, between recitative and to accept. For man has no t r u e basis f o r living or f o r knowledge Edna W a g n e r : It seems to chapel attendance ? Although aria, from the piano to the poor even f o r thinking a t all about the p a s t or the f u t u r e a p a r t be. One thing t h a t must please compulsory chapel attendance dium, bagk-agak^ f o r more refrom first experiencing God. This is man's greatest knowledge the office is t h a t there is less serves as a motive f o r pulling cit^Ureretcr and his g r e a t e s t goal f o r education. room f o r human error. (The potential late-sleepers out of Rigoletto^-Was considerably monitors were a little more huHowever, education does not give us experience, a belief, or the sack, I can't help but feel m o r e s a t i s f y i n g , musically and m a n ! ) a faith in God. This knowledge and experience is not a set of t h a t compulsory religion is dramatically. Several of the facts t h a t can be written in a textbook or dished out by the If any chaos occurs, a t least wrong, t h a t our own religious afternoon's best male voices— professor to the class in little packets. We must first begin with it's organized! In other words, convictions SHOULD BE the Robert Falk, Claudio Raubais— an experience, a belief, and a f a i t h in God before we can truly there is much less confusion. only motive we need f o r makwere back; and the soprano know, much less understand, our experiences in this world. It is This is probably due to a big ing chapel every morning. Most Olivia Bonelli gave a more lyric with this experience of belief and f a i t h in God that all education. improvement this y e a r : namely of us, however, would not meet performance than had Anna Christian or secular, must begin; not where it should end. the freedom to choose our own even a 70% attendance if t h e D'arte in the " B a r b e r . " seats. present system were replaced However, we must remember what Marshall once said about The orchestra as well (though Betty T a l s m a : F o r enforced by a non-compulsory system, education: "We can never hop to convert people, we can only lead in neither performance did it honesty in attendance yes, I them close enough so t h a t they too may experience our Saviour which reveals either a weakness prove equal to the demands of believe it is an improvement. in our own personal convictions and God." In this he was repeating somewhat w h a t Socrates the respective overtures), reBut my first impression on or a weakness in the quality of many ages before: "The t r u e purpose of the teachers is not to sponded better to the demands walking into chapel was t h a t it the a v e r a g e chapel service. convey information nor to plant ideas in y o u n g minds, but r a t h e r of the music and its conductor, to lead them to the true knowledge so t h a t they may see it themsuperior in intonation and atselves and then in truly appreciating it, to live by it." It is this tack. Even its worst was insearch f o r true knowledge and t r u e experience that occupies our comparably better than last time and thought while we are here at college. But I am sure it year's National A r t i s t ' s SymThe f a c t t h a t many alumni possess a continuing interest in will not cease when we finish our formal education f o r oddly phonette fiasco. their alma m a t e r a f t e r they leave the campus through graduation, enough, it is almost human nature that the more we know, the F o r this, a f t e r all, is our dior otherwise, is well known. Homecomings have f o r years been more we seek to know. viding line between a good and accepted by colleges and universities as ways and means to cultir.w. a bad concert (we distinguish vate this interest. * . also between good and excelIn addition to providing opportunities f o r meeting fellow lent but on this small campus alumni personally and allowing f o r a review of some of the recreathere is not much use f o r such tional aspects of college life, it seems logical to broaden the event a s t a n d a r d ) ; t h a t a certain to include the academic phase of college experience. Never before in the history of Hope College have a g r o u p of number of mistakes, being inAlthough some universities had done something about this on Hope students been able to ' r e t r e a t ' f r o m the campus f o r any evitable, are admissible—b u t their campuses earlier, we learned of a very successful "homeperiod of time, and get an opportunity to know each other or see there is a limit to our powers coming with a difference" f r o m Grinnell College in Iowa staged each other in any situation besides school. of forgiveness. in October 1957. The Hope College administration consulted staff But this past weekend, such a campus-wide r e t r e a t was made When t h a t limit is passed, members, student council, and alumni and were encouraged to t r y possible. The total impact of such a weekend will never be known when there is no hint of symthis innovation on our campus. — but one thing is known, this won't be the last campus-wide pathy or understanding on the So in October, 1958, the first Academic Homecoming came into retreat! p a r t of the p e r f o r m e r , then being a t Hope. Reactions f r o m various groups of alumni were so In the beauty of Camp Geneva, we w e r e able to look at ourthere need be no hint of sympafavorable t h a t the college consented to hold another one this year. selves objectively as individuals and as p a r t of a student body thy or understanding in t h e The committee has attempted to keep most of t h e flavor of the who 'claimed' to be Christian. And yet it took this weekend to critic. traditional homecoming but has added the opportunity f o r some make us realize how small we really are. By this standard we can only genuine mental stimulation in various disciplines. Men and women But there we, with our individual differences, were made say t h a t Thursday's operas were coming back to the campus f r o m a work-a-day world seem e a g e r small as we came into a fuller perspective of what it really m e a n t good; workmanly, honest perand ready f o r it. to be a Christian. For as we f e l t a new warmth, closeness and formances t h a t deserved a largThis is how we come to Academic Homecoming — October deep oneness — w e knew t h a t Christ was there! er audience than they got. I 1G-17, 1959. —Marilyn Scudder f o r one hope f o r a r e t u r n enTheme: " E x p a n d i n g Frontiers in the Space Age". Diane Sluyter gagement. —J. J. Ver Beek
What Soek Ye?
Why Academic Homecoming?
A New Perspective
October 16, 1958
Welcome Alumni and Parents
As I See It by Ron C h a n d l e r .
and Crumbs When we study the history of contemporary l i t e r a t u r e , there is no doubt but t h a t the developement of t h e novel has taken an unexpected turn. We tend to think of a novel in
a prose work of some length, yet in the past twenty - five \ years the novel has more and more incorporated poet r y into its fabric, so t h a t it becomes difficult f o r the r e a d e r to form a definite opinion as to the definition o f ^ t h g ^ w o r d " N o v e l . ^ ^ A in the Family by James Agee is such a puzzling work. J a m e s Agee h a s s o ^ o v e i r l i i s poeti^ into the prose narrative t h a t he h a s succeeded in blending the two f o r m s (prose and poetry) in such a way as to m a k e them almost indistinguishable f r o m each other. T h e excellence in doing this lies in the skill with which writer Agee has joined the two f o r m s so t h a t the reader cannot say "This is poetiy and this is prose." So cleverly has Agee executed this, t h a t the reader f r o m the first p a g e is totally caught up in the soft flowing of his descriptive and dialogue p a r t s without the j a r that so often accompanies this shift in other works. The plot is simple, and per(Cont'd on page 9)
I think, as much as anyone, Mrs. Lubbers and I look f o r w a r d to meeting our friends and f o r m e r classmates at Homecoming. We hope that you also will enjoy renewing friendships during the weekend's many activities. It is our pleasure, f o r the second year, to include the academic p r o g r a m with the traditional f e a t u r e s of Homecoming. Through these meetings m a y you gain increased insight into m a n y of the problems confronting us. In keeping with the theme of the Academic Homecoming, " E x panding Frontiers in the Space A g e " we are happy to announce t h a t our college campus is expanding its frontiers. The Board of Trustees has announced a three million dollar expansion campaign in order t h a t Hope may be able to meet the demands of this space age. Goals of the campaign are a new library, laboratory-classroom building, athletic field, fine a r t s building (through reconstruction of the old library), and additional endowment. We are confident t h a t , with the support of loyal alumni, parents, friends of business and industry, the church, and friends of the college, we will meet and exceed our goal. We have particular pleasure in being hosts to our neighbors f r o m Kalamazoo College. In all phases of college life we have been comrades in competition always recognizing each other's prowess. It is g r a t i f y i n g too welcome such an enthusiastic delegation to our celebration. Our hope is t h a t as you leave the campus you will feel increased loyalty and enthusiasm f o r your Alma Mater. â€”Irwin J . Lubbers
Letter to the Editor
Present Bidding System Under Criticism EDITOR'S NOTE Because of the length of Miss Klaaren's letter, the ANCHOR w a s unable to print the entire text. For those students interested in reading the entire letter, please contact any sorority president for her copy of this letter. S h i f t i n g our attention f r o m t h e house parties to the meeting of the soph, girls, we see a cont r a s t i n g attitude of serious t h o u g h t as the girls list the sororities they w a n t in the ord e r which they w a n t them. Yet, a t this very meeting, I felt the ridiculousness of the situation when I had to tell the girls, "Don't count too highly on gett i n g your top choices. Too m a n y of you may w a n t the s a m e sorority . . . and some of you m a y be u n h a p p y since our quota system requires t h a t our societies be kept relatively equal in size of membership. However, all of you will receive a bid f r o m a sorority." Here we arrive a t the crux of t h e entire m a t t e r : Why should a girl belong to a sorority at all if she cannot belong to the one she wants? How did you decide t h a t you wanted to belong to a sorority? W a s n ' t your decision based upon t h a t f a c t t h a t there was a particular group of girls of whom you wanted to be a p a r t ? The Clearing House, composed of the senior Pan-Hellenic
representatives f r o m each sorority, has the extremely difficult and t r y i n g task of determining which girls each sorority may bid. Although we didn't intend to severely criticize our sorority bidding system a t our Sept. 15 house parties, we did precisely t h a t when we rated t h e soph, girls. Remember our comments . . . "This t a k e s all night (yawn) . . . so many girls to rate. I don't know who threef o u r t h s of these kids are. Oh, j u s t fill a number in . . . it won't make much difference." Under our present system, the number of girls eligible to be bid is divided by 10. This quotient indicates how many I ' s , 2's, 3's, . . . 10's, each individual girl assigns t o those who are eligible. A f t e r the counting and tabulation of all the ballots, each sorority makes a list of the girls in r a n k order, the girls with the lowest number of votes a t the top. This list, kept within the confidence of the Clearing Board, is compared with t h e preferences of the girls desiring to join. The paradox of the number workings of our system is t h a t the number itself does not always tells t h e t r u t h â€” it's the WHY behind the number! As soon as we ask why the number was given, we are dealing with the personality of t h e girl. And if t h e complete sororities a t the house parties didn't
know all the girls, how can one expect five Senior Pan-Hellenic members to know them all? It is so evident t h a t we need to vastly change or abolish completely our p r e s e n t bidding system t h a t it seems almost superfluous to s t a t e it. Until 1950, Hope sororities employed rushing. Then our present system was adopted. And since 1950, although our college has made m a n y other changes because of increased enrollment, our bidding system has remained essentially t h e same! There are more f r e s h m a n girls this year t h a n ever bef o r e in the history of Hope. How m a n y of them will you know by bidding time next fall ? Will t h e sororities be able to take them all? Must we create another new sorority, and then two years later p e r h a p s create still a n o t h e r ? This would hardly be even a t e m p o r a r y solution . . . It h a s been said t h a t if we adopted a r u s h i n g p r o g r a m some sororities would definitely weaken and in t h e next couple years die out altogether. However, if this were to be the case, it would be the f a u l t of t h e sorority, and n o t the system whereby new girls are obtained! And the initiative and independence belonging to each college girl would be challenged, as to whether she received the bid she wanted or not. â€”Mary Ann Klaaren
Generally speaking, the United S t a t e s and Canada have enjoyed a relationship which has been conspicuously peaceful f o r almost one hundred years. Both countries have pointed with justifiable pride to the f a c t t h a t the world's longest unfortified common f r o n t i e r s e p a r a t e s Canada and the U.S. I think t h a t Americans and Canadians alike can well be proud of such an amicable relationship. But I f e a r t h a t Americans have come to take our neighbor to the north too much f o r granted. There is evidence of growing tensions between O t t a w a and Washington which must not be taken lightly by the citizens of either nation. Canada is much more than the nation of mounted policemen of movie and television fame, and remote havens f o r adventurous American outdoorsmen. Canada is a nation of immense potential wealth and a growing population which h a s just recently begun to develop a strong sense of national identity. Though loyal to the British Crown, Canada is fully independent, and Canadians strongly resent being treated as a third or f o u r t h r a t e power. Present sources of friction between Canada and the U.S. seem largely, though not entirely, rooted in economics. Canada is America's best customer, and has been f o r a long time. Though we sell more goods to Canada than to any other country, we have not shown a sufficient degree of willingness to buy goods in r e t u r n f r o m Canada. The result of our discriminations a g a i n s t some of Canada's chief products has been the creation of an unfavorable balance of t r a d e f o r Canada. Canada, like the United States, produces more wheat than her population can consume. In many instances, our p r o g r a m s of surplus wheat disposal have seriously u p s e t the Canadian pattern of wheat sales in foreign markets. To Canadians, the most distressing aspect of CanadianAmerican economic relations is undoubtedly the fact the U.S. is practicing economic imperialism north of the border on a large scale. While Americans loudly decry imperialism in its more obvious f o r m s in A f r i c a and Asia, American control of key Canadian industries has grown to the point where many responsible Canadians a r e voicing expressions of alarm concerning f u t u r e Canadian economic development. It is conceivable t h a t a decision based on the needs of our own economy could be made, let us say, in Detroit t h a t could have adverse affects on the Canadian economy. Canada would like very much to carry on an increased volume of trade with Red China. Canadian public opinion is also generally in favor of recognition of the mainland regime, and we may one day find Canada voting in favor of a d m i t t i n g Communist China to membership in the United Nations. Canada is determined to tailor its foreign policy to suit Canadian needs and interests, but somehow we in this country take Canada f o r g r a n t e d to the point of assuming t h a t Canada will support our policies regardless of whether those policies are in the interests of a n y country other t h a n the United States. Though America continues to offer "counsel" to Canada by enjoining her to hold f a s t to our policy of non-recognition and severely limited intercourse with Communist China, it seems t h a t we will have to re-think our position if increased tensions with Canada over this question are to be avoided. For those who would minimize the importance of Canada as our p a r t n e r in the defense of western ideals and civilization, it might be well to consider the possible implications to us of a neutral and totally disarmed Canada. Such a possibility should not be passed off as unlikely speculation. Control of Canadian-American defense of North America has been largely t a k e n over by this country. Native Canadian a i r c r a f t production schedules have been cut to the bone in f a v o r of a i r c r a f t and missiles produced in the U. S. Canada h a s devoted a large share of h e r budget to defense. Now that the l a r g e r share of f u n d s for missiles, etc., are being paid out to U.S. concerns, Canadians might decide that t h e burden is now too great. W e might consider the possible results of losing the early warning system in the Arctic regions of Canada if our northern neighbor were to become a neutral nation. We share more t h a n a continent with our Canadian friends. We share a common ideological and cultural heritage. We m u s t not f o r g e t t h a t questions of common interest cannot be dealt with in a more or less a r b i t r a r y m a n n e r by only one member in a partnership if t h a t p a r t n e r s h i p is to survive and to continue to have meaning. If we cannot develop a g r e a t e r sensitivity to the problems that are close to us, how can we face the myriad of difficulties with which our position of world leadership constrains us to deal around the globe?
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BEGINNING OCTOBER 30
October 16, 1959
A N C H O R
Expanding Frontiers Religion
Taking a religious view of the topic "Expanding F r o n t i e r s in the Space A g e " will be the Rev. Henry Poppen, Dr. Bernadine Siebers de Valois and Rev. Edwin Luidens. The moderator f o r this symposium will be the Rev. Herbert Van Vranken '14, a retired missionary to India. This section of Academic Homecoming will be held in the Music Auditorium from 3:00 to 4:30 today and will discuss the specific problem of "Christianity Facing Nationalism". Dr. Poppen '14 has j u s t returned from Singapore where he was associated with the Malaya Synod of the Chinese Christian Church. From 1918 to 1951 he was a missionary to China where his work w a s characterized by violence, revolution, civil and internal war, chaos and strife. Dr. Poppen was a pioneer in
newspaper evangelism in China, served as W a r Secretary of the Amoy City YMCA, was a full time instructor in the SouthFukien Theological Seminary and was in charge of T a l m a g e College. Because he was a leader of the Christian movement in South Fukien, Dr. Poppen was singled out to be the t a r g e t of special attack by the Communists. A public trial was held before 10,000 Chinese and he was accused, charged w i t h seven crimes and sentenced with deportation. Dr. Bernadine Siebers de Valois '30 has j u s t completed service as a medical missionary to India. She has been in charge of the public health portion of a f o u r p a r t program which is sponsored by World Neighbors Incorporated. Her first assignment when she arrived in India in 1936 was
Dr. George Zuidema
as assistant in surgery on the staff of the Christian Medical College in Vellore. A f t e r her first furlough she was appointed Professor Otolaryngology and then reorganized the Ear, Nose and Throat department to meet the requirements of the University of Madras. The Rev. Edvin M. Luidens '40 is currently the executive secretary of RAVEMCCO (Radio Visual Education and Mass Communication Committee) of the Division of Foreign Missions f o r the National Council of Churches. He and his family have served as evangelistic missionaries in Arabia since 1944. He has also served as co-chairman of the Radio/Audio-Visual Commission of the N e a r E a s t Christ i a n Council. A t the present time he is on a two y e a r leave of absence f r o m the Arabian field.
v I i *
Dr. W i l l i a m Welmers
The Language D e p a r t m e n t will present f o r its academic homecoming p r o g r a m Dr. William E. Welmers '36. He will speak on the topic "Breaking the Language Barrier". Dr. Welmers has been associate P r o f e s s o r of Linguistics a t the Kennedy School of Missions since 1955. His career in linguistics started in 1943 when he became affiliated with the A r m y Specialized Training pro-
Presiding over the medical 1 section of academic homecomgram a t the University of Penning will be Dr. J a y E. Folkert sylvania, supervising courses in 39. Speaking on the topic Chinese and Japanese. " F r o n t i e r s of Research in Space As a consultant f o r the ArmMedicine" is Dr. George Zuideed Forces Institute he worked ma, a '49 g r a d u a t e of Hope. on the preparation of a dictionDr. Zuidema's work in the ary of spoken Chinese. medical aspects of flight began Miss Van Eenenaam with his term of service with He has spent t h r e e years as the United S t a t e s Air Force a missionary assigned to linf r o m 1950 to 1956. HISTORY . . . guistic research at the Lutheran He was assigned to Aero (Cont'd on page 3) Mission in Liberia and two as Medical Laboratory at W r i g h t a Fellow, American Council of In 1878, the ninety-eight stuPatterson Air Force Base in dents included t w o women, Learned Societies in various Dayton, Ohio. There he was a Hope's first. p a r t s of Africa. He has also physiologist in areas of cardiowritten many articles on linDuring t h a t time the s t r u g vascular, renal physiology in guistics and related subjects f o r gling school, although supported experimental surgery. by its Christian people, incurrThis p a s t April, while Chief various academic and profesed many debts, and the Synod Resident Surgeon a t Massasional journals. decided to draw u p a new conchusetts General Hospital in The meeting of this section stitution in order to keep it Boston the book Dr. Zuidema will be held in Chapel 16 this f r o m f u r t h e r debt. e d i t e d , entitled Gravitational afternoon f r o m 3:00 until 4:30, Stress, was published by LittleUnlike many other churchwith Metta J. Ross a 1926 gradBrown and Company. related colleges, Hope did not uate of Hope, presiding. A This book deals with the sacrifice t h e m a t t e r s of the critique of Dr. Welmers' talk physiology and human factors spirit as it delved f u r t h e r into will be given by Miss Evelyn relative to acceleration and its the m a t t e r s of the mind. RaVan Eenenaam, '26. many aspects (including space ther it expanded in order to flight). Miss Van Eenenaam is a contain equal s h a r e s of both. The critique f o r this session teacher of modern languages in P e r h a p s Hope's success can will be given by Dr. Charles L. Detroit Public Schools. She is be attributed to the completeVotaw of the class of 1951 of also assistant editor of the ness of the education which it Hope College. Dr. Votaw is an Modern Language Journal in offers. instructor in t h e d e p a r t m e n t of charge of Methodology, having "To educate t h e whole of A n a t o m y a t t h e University of served in this capacity since l i f e " is Hope's purpose and as 1949. Michigan Medical School. it recognizes the fullness of the His work to date h a s included She is the author of numerspiritual life and necessity of research in neuroanatomy. This ous papers on the teaching of the physical, it seeks to presection is being held today in languages which have been pubpare its s t u d e n t s f o r a g r e a t e r Chapel 11 f r o m 3:00 to 4:30. lished in various periodicals. experience in both.
October 16, 1958
A N C H O R
In The Space Age Science a n ^ Technology
Racial Barriers "ttrea&ing the Racial Barriers" will be the theme of the session at which Marjorie Rank and Angeline Poppen Gebhard will speak. Miss Rank has spent most of her active years in social work. A native of Holland, she t a u g h t in Michigan schools f o r a few years and then became YWCA Girls Work Secretary, serving in Rochester, New York, Toledo, Ohio and Newark, New Jersey. In 1935 she became the Executive Director of the Evansville, Indiana, YWCA. Becoming interested in the work of t h e National Conference o f Christians and Jews, she served
as Chairman of the Women's committee in Evansville. In 1943 she became the Alabama Director of the work, establishing the first office of the organization in Alabama. A f t e r serving there f o r twelve years she took her present position in 1955: Associate Director, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Washington, D. C.
Dr. Vander W e r f
In another of discussion in Science Meeting on
section, the topic will be, " F r o n t i e r s and Technology". Saturday morning
f r o m 9:00 to 10:30, this session will f e a t u r e Calvin Vander Werf as speaker. Dr. Vander Werf h a s been on the chemistry faculty of the University of Kansas s i n c e 1941, the y e a r he received the Ph.D. degree from Ohio S t a t e University. He is at present a Professor of Chemistry. He is co-author of two textbooks in general chemistry and of a laboratory manual of organic chemistry. Dr. Van Zyl
He has supervised research projects sponsored by the Research Corporation, the Office of Naval Research, the Smith,
New Dorm 40% Complete
Kline and French Laboratories, and the American Petroleum Institute.
Hope's n e w dormitory f o r women is now under construction a t the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street. This modern " L " shaped building, covering an area of 32,000 square feet, will have three floors and a basement.
He has had nearly 100 technical papers published in scientific and professional journals since 1943, is consulting editor in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for the Reinhold Company, publishers; has been Chairman of the Division of Chemical Education o f t h e American Chemical Society.
There will be eighty rooms f o r one hundred sixty women, and also dining halls with seating capacity f o r six hundred persons. About f o r t y per cent of the total work has been completed since May 11, 1959; the building is scheduled f o r completion on July 1, 1960. The contractor f o r the new dorm is Miller Davis; superintendent is Coe Gerlofs; engineers a r e John Volkers, the representative of Hope College, and G. J . Whitney.
Mrs. Gebhard was an early leader in the field of Social Education and Action in the Presbyterian Church both in Chicago and on the national scene. She was the first Secretary f o r t h e SEA of the Chicago Presbyterian Society and for two years was a legislative representative in Washington, D. C. for the Division of S E A of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. She is now assisting the National Presbyterian Health and Welfare Association in the field of social action and research. Mrs. Gebhard and her whole family are now active in Church-related social welfare, f o u r of them (including herself) serving on the Board of Directors of Beacon Neighborhood House, an all-negro community center in Chicago's west side. Other activities have included radio writing and announcing, appearing on the lecture platform, and active participation in the Illinois League of Women Voters. Presiding at this session which will m e e t Saturday morning in Chapel 16 will be Harold M. Hakken.
Miss M a r j o r i e Rank
Literary A symposium by members of the Hope College English Faculty will meet Saturday morning in the Music Auditorium to discuss literary frontiers. Clarence De Graaf, the Head of the Department of English Language and Literature, will serve as moderator. The Henry
participants ten Hoor,
in 1945 and continues to teach the Development of the Drama to Ibsen and Contemporary D r a m a in addition to his adadministrative duties as vice president of the college.
include A. J a m e s
Prins, and John W. Hollenbach. Mr. ten Hoor, whose field is poetry, has been a member of the Hope English staff since 1946. He teaches several courses in Shakespeare and emphasizes the poetry areas in his literature courses. Mr. P r i n s has been on the English staff since 1946 also. He teaches mainly courses in the English Novel and the Modern E u r o p e a n Novel but other literature courses as well. Dr. Hollenbach, a drama major joined the English faculty
Mr. ten Hoor
The Critique f o r this session will be Dr. Gen-it Van Zyl, the head of the Department at Hope College. Presiding will be H a r r y Frissel.
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October 16, 1959
A N C H O R
Hope Homecoming: Too Academic? By Milton Nieuwsma
To Campust Students
by Don P a a r l b e r g W T A S is the Hope College radio station. It is a carrier current radio station owned and operated by students. W T A S broadcasts seven days a week exclusively to the students on the campus. The p r o g r a m s offered include study music, classical music, jazz, and popular music. There is also a widely diversified program schedule of educational presentations and broadcasts of many student functions. One of the newest services to the campus is the broadcasting of selected classical material which supplements required listening for music l i t e r a t u r e classes. The broadcasting studio is located in the basement of Kollen Hall. The up-to-date equipment which has been installed and is in use is supplemented by an extensive record library. This past year has been spent building the studio and installing the equipment. While this work was being done, W T A S managed to maintain up to eight hours a day of p r o g r a m m i n g . All records received by W T A S are promotional material. The only charge made to the station f o r these records is handling and postage charges. Except f o r the addition of new equipment, operation expenses a r e covered by advertising accounts. The positions on the staff of W T A S a r e open to any student who can maintain a 2.0 g r a d e average. At present, the staff is made up of about fifty students, including announcers and engineers. Plans are now in action f o r the f u t u r e of WTAS. One of the plans f o r the immediate f u t u r e is the playing of selected dinner music in all the campus dining halls. W T A S also hopes to have f u t u r e lines to the women's cottages, the new women's dormitory, and the off-campus f r a t e r n i t y houses. The executive council f o r the year 1959-60 includes Lois Bonnema. General M a n a g e r ; Bob Van Etten, Technical Director; Paul Dalman, Music Librarian; and Chuck Hale, P r o g r a m Director. The W T A S f a c u l t y advisor is Robert L. Smith, professor in the Speech Department.
Lois Bonnema, G e n e r a l M a n a g e r of WTAS looks over the large record collection. (Photo—Prins)
Origin Of Station in Koiien by Pete Geitner W T A S had its beginning early in the school year of 195657 when two students started broadcasting with a small homebuilt t r a n s m i t t e r and t h e i r own equipment. They even were forced to use t h e i r own rooms as studios. W T A S continued broadcasting all that year to only the men of Kollen Hall. They vigorously supported the effort by p u t t i n g in time as announcers and lending t h e i r records to the station. By the fall of t h a t year W T A S had reached a place of considerable notice on the campus. Having gained this recognition many petitions w e r e circulated requesting campus-wide broadcasts.
Rich Brand broadcasts from WTAS.
Over Station by Virginia Top The first and only speaking program, "We the People," can now be heard every Monday from 7:00 to 7:15 p.m. on the college radio station, WTAS. Ekdal Buys, the director, and a special guest will discuss and analyze various political, economic, social, and religious issues. It is hoped t h a t these programs will create a g r e a t e r interest among the student body in government. Some of the special guests to be interviewed in the near future will be Representative Ford, Senator Geerlings, a Catholic Father, and a member of the Teamsters' Union. For those of you who keep late hours on the weekend or who enjoy t a l k i n g over your date of the evening to the tune of lovely and quiet music, W T A S has extended the Friday and S a t u r d a y night musical programs to 1:00 a.m. In the future WTAS is hoping that each college department will be able to have some time each week to present a special program. An exemple
This Year of this cooperation between the departments and W T A S would be playing assigned records f o r the Music L i t e r a t u r e class at a certain time each week. Recordings of the I.R.C. meetings could be broadcasted in connection with the history and political science department. As a whole the p r o g r a m s being offered this year a r e much the same as last year. It is interesting to note t h a t of all the hours of broadcasting only 8 are rock 'n roll music, while 72 are classical, mood, or popular music. W T A S would appreciate any comments or suggestions t h a t you may have about the programs. Anyone who is interested in working f o r W T A S can sign up f o r a n audition with Chuck Hale a t Kollen Hall.
In response to the students' petitions t h e administration consented to build a modern studio in Kollen Hall basement. This new studio was to be fitted with up-to-date broadcasting equipment. The following year was spent building the studio and installing the new equipment. While all this was going on 15 hours of pr o g r a m m i n g per day were still being given to the college community. At the present W T A S is still expanding to m e e t the demands of an ever growing audience. It hopes t h a t with the college's and the Holland advertisers' help it m a y provide the Holland a r e a with F.M. reception in the near f u t u r e .
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W H E R E ' S T H E Q U E E N ? With all the " e x t r a s " thrown into Homecoming this year, m a n y people around campus—especially upperclassmen who r e m e m b e r w h a t Homecoming used to be— question their significance. A number of s t u d e n t s were asked t h e i r opinions of this year's socalled academic Homecoming, and the views expressed by most of them indicated little interest in the academic p a r t of it. "Why all those lectures and classroom discussions?" w a s the grievance of many. " W h y not bring back j u s t t h e coronation, pep rally, football game, the dance and other things t h a t go with Homecoming?" t h e oldsters complained. "Even the Homecoming theme, " E x p a n d i n g F r o n t i e r s in the Space Age," sounds more a p p r o p r i a t e f o r a convention of "eggheads" (intellectuals) t h a n f o r a Homecoming celebration," — one f r a n k opinion. •
H O P E ' S PSYCHOLOGY D E P A R T M E N T , under the direction of Dr. De Haan, sought a $1,200 appropriation f r o m the Kent County Board of Supervisors this week to continue a p r og r am of rehabilitating young first offenders. The appropriation, if approved, will carry through May the p r o g r a m now under way at the Kent County jail in Grand Rapids. Psych students could s t a r t their rehabilitation p r o g r am right here on campus with those young vandals who tore up the new women's dorm one night last week. »
T H E Y COULD F O L L O W T H E E X A M P L E set by Bob Fisher, John Lubbers and a f e w others in P a l e t t e and Masque who have their goals set on religious d r a m a and Broadway. They know where to g e t their s t a r t . Top acting talent can be seen in Karel Capek's production of "R.U.R." — an a p p r o p r i a t e Homecoming " e x t r a " — S a t u r d a y a t 8:30 p.m. and Monday a t 8:15 p.m. A reminder to all s t u d e n t s : Tryouts f o r the next all-college play, T.S. Elliot's " M u r d e r in the Cathedral," will be held Monday and Tuesday a t 4 p.m. on the f o u r t h floor of the Science Building. Scripts are available in Mr. De Witt's office. *
L I K E F A T H E R , LIKE SON may sound a bit trite, but it still holds true. Holland High seniors Brian Dykstra, son of philosophy department head, and David Hollenbach, son of Hope veep, showed their intellectual ability by moving up to the semifinals in National Merit Scholarship competition. Dave presently is t a k i n g an intermediate French course on campus, and both he and Brian will be full-fledged f r e s h m e n next year. *
H O P E ' S SECOND C O N T R I B U T I O N to big league baseball, Jim Kaat, has decided to play ball in N i c a r a g u a this winter instead of coming back to school. The Zeeland lefthander, who served briefly with the Washington Senators last summer, feels the way to make the m a j o r s is to keep playing baseball the year around. Alumnus George Zuverink, Hope's first contribution to the m a j o r leagues, eyes a spot on the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff next season a f t e r a sore a r m caused him to slip back to the minors last summer. *
W I L F R E D BUTLER, JR., executive editor of the Vienna Summer School edition of the Anchor and a m e m b e r of Holland's noted newspaper family (Wilfred, Sr., r u n s the Sentinel), has been named public relations director of Calliope, a student literary magazine at Western Michigan University. He managed to get his new position without a pull this time so he m u s t have ability. *
A L U M N I : W E L C O M E BACK to Hope College where the dances are no longer called " f o o t - f u n c t i o n s " . . . where Miss Reeverts' relationship with the co-eds remains about the same . . . where the football t e a m , renamed the " F l y i n g Dutchmen," seeks to win its eighth s t r a i g h t home g a m e S a t u r d a y a f t e r n o o n . . . where slot machines now a r e used to record chapel attendance. (Attn, s t u d e n t s : F o r i n f o r m a t i o n on how to get around this new system of chapel attendance, write The Gadabout, c/o the Anchor.) •
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October 16, 1959
Accent on Music!
by Greg Bryson The music d e p a r t m e n t has g r e a t plans f o r entertaining and educating our campus again this year. Many guest a r t i s t s will be heard on campus as well as at the Civic Concert Series. Various lecitals and concerts will be held to which all students are cordially invited. The Chapel Choir, composed of seventy-one voices, will tour the eastern s t a t e s next spring, climaxing the tour by singing on the g r e a t s t a g e of the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on E a s t e r Morning a t the Dawn Service. Already the choir has begun regular rehearsals p r e p a r i n g themselves f o r t h e i r campus and community appearances. The music d e p a r t m e n t in cooperation with W T A S will sponsor a musical p r o g r a m on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This p ro g r a m will be required listening f o r anyone taking Music 17, "Survey of Music Literature." However, all students are urged and invited to enjoy the fine music which will be presented. At the p r e s e n t time every branch of the department is extremely busy getting ready f o r Homecoming appearances. The newly enlarged Marching Band, led by Mr. Schaberg, will particip a t e in the parade, and again a t the Hope-Kalamazoo game. The Men's Choir, u n d e r the direction of Mr. Roger Rietberg, will also p e r f o r m on the field, singing a stirring a r r a n g e m e n t of "I Love Life." Climaxing the weekend's festivities, is the Homecoming Vesper Service, to be held Sunday afternoon, October 18 a t 3:00 P.M. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The theme of the service is "I Am The Way, The Truth, and The Life." Both the Chancel and Chapel Choirs will provide the anthems, assisted by vocal and instrumental soloists. The s t r i n g section of the Symphonette will play f r o m the chapel balcony. A f e a t u r e of Homecoming Vespers is the traditional "Tower Music." This year, the music f r o m the tower will be t h a t of Thomas Canning, a contemporary composer, commissioned by Hope to write a work especially f o r the college. The music department u r g e s all to attend this very worshipful and inspiring vesper service as a fitting climax to Homecoming 1959.
Review: A Death In A Family (Cont'd f r o m page 5) haps in this simplicity lies its naturalness, its humanity. A Death in the Family is just t h a t : The sudden stopping of the life of one member of the Follett f a m i l y ; namely, the husband. Author Agee's interest is not so much in the death of the man, but in t h e reactions of his wife, his children and his relatives. The a u t h o r ' s theme is so obvious as to be missed by many readers who demand a more complex and often symbolic problem. J a m e s Agee is not concerned with a problem which often is not related to the reader. He says simply and eloquently t h a t death is not always the enemy of mankind, but t h a t through death we a r e all drawn closer together in order t h a t we may see the sometimes puzzling course of our own lives. There is no sentimentality involved in his writing of this. At all times the poetic prose is forceful and objective, while it seems at the same time soft and subjective. This is a story of a tragedy. Not t r a g e d y in epic t e r m s such as the death of a nation or a beloved Lord, but t r a g e d y which is "human." Tragedy which takes us and wrenches u s away f r o m our complacent existences and forces us to see through a glass clearly: not a t the sufferings of Mary Follett, or Aunt Hannah, or Andrew, or even t h e children ( f o r these characters are only ourselves with different names) but the t r a g e d y of mankind's s t r u g g l e against forces which it does not understand, being reenacted over and over again, not in one time or one place, but in all times and all places. We come out of the tortuous path of human suffering, ourselves understanding as we have never before understood, the
meaning of death and of love in the face of death. It is ironic t h a t J a m e s Agee wrote so well of humanity as pictured in its moments of glory during periods of despair, f o r suddenly, at the age of forty-five, J a m e s Agee himself came face to face with the Death t h a t he wanted readers not to f e a r . On May 16, 1955, he died of a h e a r t attack, and two years later on May 5, 1958, he received the Pulitzer Prize posthumously, and will undoubtedly be remembered as the man who, according to Alfred Kazin, " H a s a power with English words which can make you gasp."
WTAS Radio Schedule MONDAY 7:00- 7:15—We the People 8:00- 9:00—Music You W a n t 9:00-10:00—Music f o r Moods 10:00-11:00—Moonlight Serenade TUESDAY 7:00- 8:00—Jazz T o n e U . S . A . 8:00- 9:00—Music You W a n t 9:00-10:00—Music f o r Moods 10:00-11:00—Stardust Rendevous WEDNESDAY 7:00- 8 : 0 0 — W T A S — H a l l of W a x 8:00- 9:00—Music You W a n t 9:00-10:00—Musical C a r a v a n 10:00-11:00—Mood I n d i g o THURSDAY 7:00- 8:00—Jazz T o n e U . S . A . 8:00- 9:00—Music You W a n t 9:00-10:00—Swinging in Hi-Fi 10:00-12:00—I'm in the Mood FRIDAY 4:00- 5:30—Record Survey 7:00- 8:00—Music Man 8:00- 9:00—Tunes f o r F r i d a y E v e n i n g 9:00-10:00—Albums t o T h i n k On 10:00-11:00—Music Box 11:00- 1:00—Sleep W a l k e r SATURDAY 3:00- 4:00—The Cool O n e 4:00- 5:30—Steppin' with Steve 7:00- 8:00—Playhouse " 6 0 " Music Hall 8:00- 9 : 0 0 — C u r t a i n Call 9:00-10:00—Saturday Night Musicade 10:00-11:30—Musical T h r u - w a y 11:30- 1 tOO—Imagery SUNDAY 2:00- 2 : 3 0 — " Y " T i m e 2:30- 5:15—College Classics 7:00- 8:00—Campus Concert 8:00- 9:00—Classical H o u r 9:00-10:00—Sunday Symphonies 10:00-11:30—Hollywood t o Broadway
A N C H O R
Full Time Students At 1311
This year Hope College has a new enrollment high with 1384 students; 1311 of which are full time students. The geographical distribution is as follows: Michigan leads with 787, New York is next with 171, and New J e r s e y follows with 123. Then, in order of decrreasing representation, there a r e : Illinois Wisconsin Iowa Ohio California Minnesota China Indiana Pennsylvania Canada South Dakota Virginia Florida Washington Netherlands Japan Iran South India Jordan Brazil Montana Kansas Arizona Massachusetts Colorado Iraq Connecticut Kentucky Alabama Louisiana Maryland District of Columbia Nebraska Delaware New Hampshire Missouri Alaska Philippine Islands Germany Thailand Mexico Indonesia Arabia
101 33 26 20 16 15 10 9 8 6 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Topping the religious affiliation count is the Reformed Church in America with 909. The Christian Reformed Church is next with 122. This is followed by: Presbyterian 92 Methodist 83 Baptist 33 Congregational 32 Episcopalian 21 Lutheran 16 Roman Catholic 15 Evangelical 6 Chinese Christian 6 United Brethren 5 United Church of Christ .. 4 Assembly of God 3 Covenant 2 New Apostolic 2 Berean 2 Unitarian 2 7th Day Adventist 2 Undenominational 2 None or Unknown 18 Others 8
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Spends Seven Weeks As Community Ambassador by Linda Gordon As Holland's Community Ambassador f o r 1959, I spent seven weeks in Brazil this summer. I lived with a Brazilian family f o r one month and spent three weeks in various cities which represent the past, present and f u t u r e of the country.
new food, new dances and new friendships. My Brazilian mother is the only one in the family who speaks English. Her husband and t h e girls can say "good morning," "good n i g h t " and a few other p h r a s e s in English. But I managed to learn enough Portuguese so that I was able to c a r r y on a simple conversation with them. The language barrier certainly w a s not serious enough to prevent us f r o m becoming very close friends, and I really feel that they are my Brazilian " f a mily."
Linda a n d Brazil.
Nine other Experimenters in International Living l e f t New York City with me on J u n e 27. Our Transcontinental airliner arrived the following day in Sao Paulo, which is the largest city in Brazil with a population of three and a half million. For five days, we had an orientation period in Sao Paulo. The Cultural Union of Brazil and the United States aided us in becoming acquainted with Brazilian culture, the economy and the people. This was the beginning of our Experiment, which was aimed at promoting friendship and understanding between Americans and Brazilians. The Fourth of July was our first day with our Brazilian families. Several of the Americans remained in Sao Paulo, but most of us lived in other cities near this metropolis. I lived in Braganca Paulista, a city of about 20,000 people. Although Braganca's population is about the same as Holland's, the appearance of the city is completely different. The stores, there a r e small and most of them are open in the front, without show windows. At night, metal gates slide down for p r o t e c t i o n against burglars. The homes are old and come right up to the sidewalk. The s t r e e t s , which are very steep, are of cobblestone. I soon found t h a t high heels are impractical in such a place. Braganca's central square is about the only level area in town. From there, the streets slope down in all f o u r directions. The family of Manoel Stefani, which whom I stayed, was very friendly and made me feel completely a t home. Senor and Senora Stefani have t h r e e daughters, ages 11, 10 and seven. The family, which owns m a n y coffee plantations, is one of the wealthiest in Braganca. We found t h a t every minute of every day was a real experiment f o r we were experimenting with a new language,
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While I was in Braganca, I became acquainted with many other families. A f t e r I attended some meetings of the English Club there, the various members invited me to their homes. I also got to know some of the young people in town and we had some wonderful times together. One of my most pleasant memories of Braganca is the night that three boys with wonderful voices and a guitar serenaded me. The Brazilians are so friendly and hospitable. They like the United S t a t e s and are anxious to know the American people. W h e n the Americans took a two-week t r i p together, we were accompanied by nine Brazilians, members of our families. We began by visiting Belo Horizante, Brazil's first planned city. The most interesting p a r t of our t r i p was a visit to Brasilia, the f u t u r e capital of Brazil. This spectacularly modern city is being built in the center of the Country on land which, six years ago, had not even been passed over by an airplane. A f t e r seeing the f u t u r e capital, we went to Rio, site of the government's headquarters at the present time. While in Rio, besides enjoying beautiful Copacabana Beach, we went to the tops of two famous mountains. S u g a r Loaf and Corcovado. From there, we had marvelous views of the city, the mountains, the ocean and Guanabara Bay. We visited the Senate, where we saw the present gove r n m e n t at work; and also the palace of Don Pedro II, who was emperor of Brazil in the late 19th century. Wherever we went, we made many wonderful friends. It was t r u l y a great experience to be able to get to know and love the people of another country. I think the Experiment in International Living is an excellent way to gain friendship between different countries. I certainly have a feeling of closeness with the Brazilians and now it is up to me to extend this friendship to the people of Holland, and to all Americans. A s Holland's Community Ambassador, I am giving speeches and showing pictures of Brazil to all the groups which sponsored my trip. Most Brazilians have an extremely good impression of Americans, and now I am earnestly a t t e m p t i n g to gain a parallel feeling f r o m the people of Holland, Michigan.
A N C H O R
October 16, 1959
Student Council Expanding To Meet College Needs Planning Varied
New And for 1959- 60
A representative group of the Hope student body — a clearing house for all student activities — a co-ordinator between students and administration — all these terms describe the Hope College Student Council and the work and projects it undertakes. Rowland Van Es, president; Joan Schroeder, vice-president; Mary Decker, secretary; and Cal Bruins, t r e a s u r e r form the executive board of the Council. Functioning with them are representatives from each f r a ternity and sorority, class presidents, two male independents and two members at large.
M e e t i n g in the Kletz en Tuesday evening at 7 : 1 5 , members of the Student Council vote among the candidates a p p l y i n g for the position of member-at-large. The b i - w e e k l y meetings, which are announced In the d a i l y b u l l e t i n , are open to all members of the student b o d y . The Council consists of representatives from each fraternity a n d sorority, class presidents, t w o male independents a n d two members-at-large. (Photo Chuck Prins)
Van Es and Shroeder Head Council Heading the council this year
Besides Student C o u n c i l ,
are two seniors and two juniors.
Rowland's campus activities in-
President this year is Rowland
Schroeder while Mary serves
Bruins serves as treasurer. Rowland Van Es, President of the Student Council, is a senior from Yakima, Washington.
counseling at Kollen Dorm. Rowland spends much of his time in sports, especially outdoor sports such as hunting and baseball. In regard to the future, Row-
President Addresses Council Direct Purpose Goals Mechanics by Rowland Van E s The general direction our council is to t a k e is not radically different f r o m t h a t proposed by any sound student government. We have a twofold duty — one is not to eliminate the other in any sense. 1.) We must bring action on all m a t t e r s which are brought to us. This means genuine, meaningful, and prompt action. This also means gaining possibilities f o r action if t h e y are not presently open to us. We must assume some responsibilities if necessary. 2.) The second duty, or, more correctly, the reverse side of this coin of direction, is to crystallize the student thinking in certain areas, to focus t h e i r attention where it is needed, to bring to bear m a t t e r s of importance which, as a whole, they would allow to slip by the boards. With our direction set, we must determine our purpose. Ideally then, our purpose is first of all to leave the council and student body in a better position than w h a t we s t a r t out in. We want to strengthen it in the esteem of all those whose eyes fall on us — students who look to us f o r advice, help, support; the f a c u l t y who look to us f o r response, help, ideas; and outsiders who look to us as leaders of t h e i r college. We want to strengthen our voice in the control of college affairs f o r the seemingly mundane purpose of continuing to a t t r a c t the highest in potential of the leadership on campus, f o r this is important f o r sustaining the quality of the life of the council. We must s t a r t the snowballing effect which will lead f r o m a stronger council to g r e a t e r opportunities to a m o r e vital college community, to enriched
lives, and new horizons and on. And a f t e r this ideal side, what a r e our goals — what are the stepping stones toward this point? Toward a strengthened council we will work f o r a clear-cut position in the college set-up — making council the epitome of decision in campus community life, with the respective men's and women's governing bodies directly responsible to us and having a direct liaison with the administrative segment of our campus community. Toward an enriched campus community life we will progress toward self sufficiency in the closest we can come to a student union, opening up Juliana f o r a place where we as Hope College men and women can g a t h e r f o r relaxation, enjoyment, and general enrichment of interchange of ideas. Toward a more conducive atmosphere of constructive total education we will initiate the implementation of an honor system. Included also will be the goals of the student body, our constituents, as they present and suggest them. Being a practical organization with ideal purposes and practical goals, w h a t a r e the mechanics t h a t will be employed in the process of realization ? Each and every one of us must completely fulfill our responsibilities— not j u s t fill our positions as a bump fills its position on a log — but to make t h e council our first obligation, of prime importance in our responsibilities, keeping ourselves f r e e and uncluttered f r o m other details in clubs and various activities. Hope College Student Council f o r 1959-60, t h i s is our challenge, this is our privilege, this is our obligation!
land plans entering the Christian ministery in the Reformed Church of America.
Among Rowland's most imp o r t a n t duties a r e representing the student body and being chairman at all the Student Council meetings. Joan Schroeder, a senior f r o m Calgary, Alberta, Canada is this year's S.C. vice-president. Since J o a n is practice teaching a high school sophomore English class, she would like to confine herself to her sorority. Sibylline, and the S.C. In the few spare moments t h a t J o a n has, she enjoys music and reading. Some of her duties, besides being the president's assistant, include: being chairman of the date book for all college events and being responsible for initiating action on committee progress and policies.
Student Council treasurer, Cal Bruins, is a junior f r o m Wanpun, Wisconsin. Cal belongs to the Cosmopolitan F r a t e r n i t y , is a member of the Y and in his f r e s h m a n y e a r ran on the Cross Country team. He is pre-med and is thinking about doing veterinary work. Since t h e S.C. is a non-profit organization, Cal handles the bills f o r S.C. but all t r a n s actions a r e made through the college business office. This past summer, Cal represented Hope at the 12th Annual Congress of the U.S. National Student Association which w a s held in Illinois.
D E L E G A T E S NAMED Delegates from the sororities a r e : Alpha Phi, Sharon Crossman, Barb Mortensen; Delphi, Mary Decker, P a t Hower; Dorian, Barbara Amos, Lynne Folts; Sib, Judy Van Leeuwen, Sharon Cook; Sorosis, Lynn Gordon, Ellen Frink. ASA members have not yet been chosen. Representing the five f r a t e r n i t i e s a r e : Arkies, Fritz Kruithof, Norman Kansfield; Cosmos, Jim Anderson, Cal Bruins; Emmies, John Bloom, Gord Stegink; F r a t e r s , Dennis Hengeveld, Bruce Van Leeuwen; Knicks, Carl Benes, Win B u r g g r a a f f . Senior class president is Mel Ver Steeg; junior class, Doug J a p p i n g a ; sophomore class, Dave Meyer; f r e s h m a n class, Jim Thomas. Independents are W a l t Johnson and J a c k Millard; positions of members a t large are still open. CAMPUS RESPONSIBILITIES Under Student Council jurisdiction are such important campus responsibilities as the scheduling of all college events in the date book, and f r e s h m e n orientation. Last y e a r the Council was in charge of opening the Kletz at night, a practice to be continued again this year. The upperclass counselling p r o g r a m a t f r e s h m e n registration is also organized by the Council. Activities sponsored annually are the pull, Nykerk, and the p a r t y the Saturday night of Homecoming weekend. F U T U R E P L A N S VARY F u t u r e plans of the Council are many and varied. P r e p a r a tions are being made to publish a student handbook. This is a joint project with the men of the Blue Key. Opening the J u l i a n a Room on F r i d a y n i g h t s as a type of Student Union is also being considered. In the more general plans, work is being done on establishing an honor system at Hope. As a representative g r o u p of the student body, the Council strives to give attention to any and all m a t t e r s concerning Hope through the use of five s t a n d i n g committees. COMMITTEES FUNCTION These committees a r e : Educational Affairs Committee whose purpose is to f o r m u l a t e policies concerning education and process them t h r o u g h proper channels, and act as a public relations committee; Religious A f f a i r s Committee which is responsible f o r the religious p r o g r a m on campus, including chapel; Student Affairs Committee covers the complaints of the s t u d e n t s ; Social A f f a i r s Committee plans an adequate p r o g r a m of recreation f o r the college; Cultural Affairs Committee acts as co-ordinator f o r the student-faculty cultural committee. In addition to these standing committees, special committees are appointed when the need arises. The m a j o r i t y of the Student Council members and officers are elected in the Spring. However, each Fall two members at large are chosen by the Council f r o m students who have appeared before the entire Council explaining why they are interested in Council work.
A junior from Grand Rapids, Mary Decker is S.C. recording secretary. Her previous activities include: t r e a s u r e r o f H o u s e Board, Society E d i t o r of Milestone, WAA, W A L and the Delphi Sorority. Mary plans to teach the 5th g r a d e of elementary school and has lots of experience a t home as she has five younger sisters. Besides taking minutes a t all the Student Council meetings, Mary also serves on the executive board which meets before each meeting to plan an outline f o r discussion a t t h e r e g u l a r S. C. meetings.
The Student Council Executive Committee composed of (I. t o r . ) Rowland V a n Es, Joan Schroeder, M a r y Decker, Linda G o r d o n , a n d Cal Bruins plans the business for the approaching meeting. (Photo—Chuck Prins)
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October 16, 1958
A N C H O R
Scha berg Cosmos Defending For Greater Intramural Sporfs Program Hope Plays Host To Swinging Into Action Kalamazoo College Tomorrow Game Spirit
Tomorrow, Hope College will be the host of Kalamazoo College in the annual Homecoming football game. " K " College as it is known to Hopeites is similar to and yet different f r o m Hope in many ways. Kalamazoo College h a s an enrollment of about 650 students, led by a faculty of about 75. The campus is located only a few blocks f r o m the heart of Kalamazoo much like Hope's relationship to Holland. Kalamazoo is a co-ed school offering a Bachelor of A r t s degree to its g r a d u a t e s . It was founded by the Baptists in 1833 and is still owned and operated by the Baptists. This makes it a church supported school, just as Hope is. The basic aims and goals of the college a r e listed in their catalogue. The college "places a definite emphasis upon scholarly attainment combined with the development of personality." They also aim to " t r a i n young men and women in a Christian environment f o r constructive partnership in society and to orient them in the values of contemporary culture." Kalamazoo College offers a wide variety of courses much like Hope. M a j o r s a r e available in the area of foreign languages, N a t u r a l Sciences, the Humanities, or the Social Sciences. In addition to the regular
campus this year is Mr. Schaberg, the director of the college band.
Hunting Season Opens
They also have a Women's League and a Men's Union. There is also an opportunity for those who like to sing to join one of the several choirs on campus. Although Kalamazoo College is only about half the size of Hope they have a large campus of 47 acres with several buildings. To mention a few, there is Stetson Chapel, Mandvelle Library, Olds Science Hall, Upton Science Hall, Tredway Gymnasium and several others. Kalamazoo College h a s the same basic requirements f o r graduation as Hope. A person must have a 2.0 average in order to receive his diploma.
by Tim Vander Mel and Ray Ritsema The Hope College men's intramural sports p r o g r a m swung into action last week under the tutelage of Daryl Siedentop, college intramural manager. Athletic competition between the f r a t e r n i t i e s is always a keen and colorful phase of campus life. The 1959-1960 seasons began with the scheduling of the football, tennis, and golf programs. Other sports included on the i n t r a m u r a l agenda f o r '59-60 are ping-pong, track, volleyball, handball, bowling, softball, and basketball. by Don Piersma The i n t r a m u r a l sports proHunting season will "officialgram is made available to all ly" open f o r Holland on Tuesmale members of the student day, October 20. Holland huntbody. Independent teams a r e ers will be on the prowl f o r the eligible for intramural competimale ring-necked pheasant, the tion although they may not remost abundant catch in the area. ceive the All-Sports-Trophy. Actually, the official opening The p r o g r a m is invaluable not day was October 1, with geese only as a wholesome activity and duck being pursued. But where the male constituents of H o l l a n d residents, combined our student body may indulge with Hope students, claim Ocin h e a l t h f u l sport, but it also tober 20 as their d a y : pheasant provides an incentive f o r f r a t e r day. This is proven by the sound nity g r o u p spirit. of rifles and the empty seats in At the outcome of the school t h e classrooms. year, the f r a t e r n i t y which has The deer season opened Occompiled the largest point total, tober 1, with some success. is rewarded f o r its efforts with Along with t h e deer, rabbit, fox, the presentation of the coveted woodchuck, ruffed grouse, praiAll-Sports-Trophy. rie chicken, and smaller birds Last year, t h e Cosmopolitan a r e also found in this area. F r a t e r n i t y walked off with the The raising of the bag limit All-Sports-Trophy a f t e r a close to three p h e a s a n t s was hoped and hectic battle with the F r a t f o r by m a n y people. However, ers and the Knicks. Individual the insufficient supply forced it sports saw the Cosmos triumphto remain at two pheasants. ing in only two sports, bowling and volleyball, however, they Slightly better hunting is anamassed a wealth of second ticipated this season, however, places to create the necessary f o r ruffed grouse; woodchuck winning point total. shooting will possibly be as The F r a t e r s walked off with good as last y e a r ' s ; and Michifirst places in basketball, handgan feels its deer hunting will ball, and the May Day track be about a v e r a g e in spite of meet, while the Knickerbocker starvation losses last winter. F r a t e r n i t y garnered points f o r The only new a r m s improvefirst places in golf and football. ment was made by the RemingThe i n t r a m u r a l sports proton Company. I t came out with gram will without a doubt be a nylon stock to replace the consupplemented again this year ventional wood stock. with the winter sports approWith an a v e r a g e supply of priation of an ice rink. small game and t h e resident liThe feasibility of such a procense priced a t only $3.00, the g r a m was thus proven, and area should feel t h e vibration plans are underway to make f r o m both Holland and Hope arthis an annual project. m a m e n t on opening day.
The college also contains many organizations similar to those found on Hope's campus. They have a Student Body, like our Student Council, and a Student Senate.
by Scotty Wallace man . . . An alumni buffet Kappa Beta Phi held its luncheon will be held a t t h e new pledge dinner on September 25 f r a t e r n i t y house located a t 113 a t Cumerfords. At t h e short E a s t 13th Street. The luncheon business m e e t i n g following, will be held a f t e r the parade Lynne Folts w a s elected as Stuon October 17. Open house will dent C o u n c i l Representative. follow until 10:00 . . . John Knickerbocker f r a t e r n i t y is K n a p p is this year's float chairholding an alumni luncheon at m a n and Roger P o t t e r is in Cumerfords on October 17. charge of house decorations . . . This year's Delphi pledges are Rushing chairmen a r e Roger as follows: B a r b Bloemers, Judy Kleinheksel and Vern EssenSietsma, Jeanine Baldwin, Ruth berg. Pledge Masters will be Ausema, N a n c y Sonneveldt, Alan Plassche and Dwayne Sylvia Fisher, Bobbie Russell, Werkman. J e a n Schregardes, J a n Rietveld, Arcadians held open house on J a n Lincoln, Mary J a n e VeurOctober 9 in connection with ink, Nancy Vander Kolk, Mary H-H day. The f r a t e r n i t y will Fryling, Diane Claussen, Carol hold an alumni dinner at 6:00, Sutton, Heldred De Witt, P a t Saturday evening a t CumerHower, Marcia Hondorp. fords. Emersonian officers f o r the F r a t e r n a l is planning to have fall term a r e : President, Greg open house in connection with Bryson; Vice President, John homecoming. J e f f r i e s ; Secretary, Alan PlasNotice: Would F r a t e r n i t y and sche and T r e a s u r e r , Gary LooSorority news reporters please ••'« • •»«• • ».• •• •• # •••#.••••••*# ».• %*» #.• # • #,•».«• • #,• #.*•• ».• •„* all society news in the leave •'«• •*# •« ••».• •»•99 ••».• •*# Anchor Mail box located in the Van Raalte mail room. All news SUPERIOR must be in by S a t u r d a y noon of the preceding week in order SPORT STORE to be published in the following Anchor issue. Table Tennis
Bachelor of A r t s degree in these fields, " K " College also offers some g r a d u a t e study.
Before moving to Holland, Mr. Schaberg was a life resident of Lansing, Michigan. He attended Oberlin College, Michigan State University, and the E a s t m a n School of Music. N e x t summer Mr. Schaberg will complete his Master's degree at the E a s t m a n School of Music. The new band director is very enthusiastic about Hope's fiftypiece band. He says t h e band has a g r e a t amount of spirit and t h a t it p u t s on a splendid performance, in spite of the f a c t t h a t it rehearses only two hours a week. Mr. Schaberg would like the students a t Hope to learn the song, "Anchors of Hope," which was w r i t t e n by Dr. Rider. The band will play this song at the next half-time show. He would also like the student body to begin a traditional parade shortly before g a m e time f r o m the campus to Riverview P a r k . The cheerleaders would lead this parade" supported by the college band. Let's all get behind our new band director and support him and our fine band.
Friday's O p e n House E v a l u a t e d by Arlene Billin For the
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ten years, Hope College held an open house for all those in the Holland a r e a on Friday evening, October 9. No poll was taken of the number of people who attended, but it is approximated a t 1000.
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October 16, 1959
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by " T Y " Kleis A coach is one who has usually starred in the particular sport he is coaching. If not s t a r r i n g in a heroic role, a plebian role such as knowing thoroughly every f u n d a m e n t a l of the sport. He experiences r i g h t along with 'his' boys the same sensations at kick-off's. The same contraction of the stomach muscles when a long pass is heaved. The a w f u l and dreadful feeling when you lose a game, which you so badly wanted to win. But also a coach will share in the glorious, almost celestial a u r a of winning a g a m e over an arch-rival such as Calvin. Let's look a t the men who have guided our boys through an undefeated year t h u s f a r . The head coach is Russell DeVette, who is f a s t becoming one of the most successful small college coaches in the country. Coach DeVette is beginning his fifth year as head grid mentor of the "Flying Dutchmen". In f o u r years under his coaching the orange and blue have advanced f r o m a 4-5 record in 1955 to a 4-4 in '56, 7-2 in '57, and finally to a record breaking 8-1 in 1958. His five wins and one loss in conference competition brought him his first grid championship, a three-way tie with Albion and Hillsdale. A f t e r leaving Muskegon High School, he entered Hope College and graduated in 1947. During the next year he gained his Master's Degree at the University of Michigan, and in the fall of 1948 he returned to his Alma Mater as Backfield Coach and Head Basketball Coach. In 1951 he again entered the service, the U.S. Marines, and served f o r two years. Following this he became Backfield Coach and Head Basketball Coach a t the University of Maine in Orono. He returned to Holland in 1955 to assume the head coaching responsibilities in the three m a j o r sports: football, basketball and baseball. In a following issue I shall discuss his enviable 'cage' record he has accumulated. The man who coaches the 'Unsung heroes', the linemen is Gordon Brewer. Molding and making a strong forward line is the difficult task of this 1948 Hope graduate. Feared t h r o u g h o u t the M.I.A.A. f o r their rugged rough line play, the Hope lines have steadily improved under his eagle eye. He not only preaches the theory t h a t a good defense is a good offense but also practices it. As Gord enters his f o u r t h year, he's faced with the challenge of replacing last year's two main stalwarts. Little All-American, All-State, All MIAA, league's M.V.P., tackle L a r r y Ter Molen and All-State, All-MIAA guard Don P a a r l b e r g . Upon graduation from Hope, Brewer began teaching and coaching at Byron Center. He then started upon a successful coaching tenure at Grand Rapids Kelloggsville High School, broken up in 1952 by a year at the University of Michigan where he attained his Master's Degree. A f t e r being appointed to the Hope faculty in 1956, he not only quickly attained the s t a t u s of one of Michigan's finest young line coaches but also became Head Track and Reserve Basketball Coach. Brewer, like DeVette serves as an I n s t r u c t o r in the Dep a r t m e n t of Physical Education, and is well liked. Second behind DeVette in seniority on the " F l y i n g Dutchmen" staff is end coach, Kenneth Weller, who is beginning his eighth full season in the Hope coaching ranks. Although Weller now concentrates on the ends he has done extensive work with the backfield and interior line. Known perhaps best f o r his terrific scouting ability, Weller acts as Head Scout spending most of his S a t u r d a y s in the stadiums of later season Hope foes. A native of Holland, Weller starred in football a t Holland High. Before entering the Navy he spent two years a t the "U of M" and a f t e r his service hitch he starred on the Hope grid squads of '46 and '47. Receiving his Master's Degree in Business Administration a t Michigan in '49, he returned to the site of his Alma Mater to coach football and to teach Economics. . . F o r the past few years, our fine end coach has again f r e quented the Michigan campus in pursuit of the highest of degrees, the doctorate. Well fellow colleagues, and visiting alumni, there are the members of the coaching staff in football. If you have a word of praise f o r the team and how they played, why don't you tell these fine men.
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^ by Alta Garfield For the Hope College woman who likes to^ keep in shape the beginning of women's athletics was welcome. At the present t i m e there are three i n t r a m u r a l s in progress.
As if recalling the 40-7 whipping they'd once received at the hands of Wabash College, our high "Flying Dutchmen" playing the brand of ball they a r e capable of playing consistently . . . , were victorious over Wabash. Supposedly a two - touchdown underdog Hope led 19-0 going into the f o u r t h and final quarter - Wabash, who had lost a h e a r t b r e a k e r to the University of Washington the Saturday before, capitalized on breaks f o r their two touchdowns. Hope drew first blood midway into the 2nd quarter, when Bob Teall, a promising f r e s h m a n from Holland High School, took a hand-off from quarterback
In the third q u a r t e r Hope scored again, when Mack plunge ( j t h e needed one yard to paydirt s t e v e s l a g h a n d T e a ] 1 ha(i |)1.eviously s e t t h i s T,D, u p h y ... ^ i1 , grinding & out the yardage. & j o Hope s final tally came later in t h e same q u a r t e r , when J e r r y Hendrickson on the 'Heidleberg' double reverse swept right end for an electrifying 56 yard gallop. Tremendous blocking by his t e a m m a t e s along with as nice a piece of broken-field running Hope fans have seen this year, provided as it turned out the six points we needed f o r the victory.
Paul Mack and scampered f o u r ^ e e n y a r d s around r i g h t end.
Wabash came back strongly i n t h e fourth and final q u a r t e r
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nineteenth point. Wabash racked up nine first downs to our sixteen. They gained 118 yards on the ground, and eighty-one passing. Our f o r 233 y a r d s and m e n ran Mack passed f o r 39 more. W e had 272
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r" T v" T . r : " " Hope 15-50 S S. rT. w i'S by Mary Van Dyke, began October 8, and meet in competition every T h u r s d a y night
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f r o m 7 until 10 o'clock. A tennis tournament was in round two until i n c l e m e n t weather made the next serve. Seventeen girls turned out f o r field hockey, which is under the managership of Sharon Crawford. The group will be made into a varsity team and undoubtedly the girls will put a lot of hard work in anticipation of meeting K College, Albion College and other small colleges in the Michigan area which boast a girl's hockey team. For those girls who were just bursting with pent up energy and f o r one more glorious inhalation of the splendor of fall, Barbara Monroe took them on a bike hike on S a t u i d a y , the tenth of October. The twenty-two Amazons cycled t h i o u g h Waukazoo Drive and stopped f o r a snack of homemade donuts and coffee. The trip was about twelve miles. It was a tremendous suecess and t h e company of cyclists would like to have another one.
0 won over Hope h a r r i e r s by a | ^ t s ^ ^ ^aSS a e P perfect score of 15-50. Calvin w a s strong with plenty of reWabash also had three comturning l e t t e r men who placed pletions, but they attempted in the first seven positions. fourteen f o r as I previousl F r e s h m a n Fred Colvin of y mentioned e i g h t y - o n e yards Hope led the Hope h a r r i e r s - W e w e r e Penalized sixty yards with an eighth place time of - 0 n e of t h e s e P^alties set u p a W b 24:00. Other Hope men t h a t a a s h touchdown, placed w e r e : Fred Overcamp Duane Voskuil, the 'workhors 25:16, Dave Maris 25:28, Randy e ' of the backfield who carri Menckin 25:42, and John J e f e d the mail thirteen times, feries 25:47. The o t h e r finishers punted twice f o r sixty-six yards, f o r Hope were Bruce Roe, Wabash punted f o u r times as m u c h David White, H a r r y Wristers, as we did f o r 280 yards, David Wanders, and David Viel. Fumbles, of which we had Hope was still not at full five, and lost all five played an s t r e n g t h with none of last important role in the T.D.'s year's l e t t e r men in competiscored. Wabash had fumblitis tion. Dave Needham, and Rothrice, paying f o r their sickness land "Pooch" Schut, this y e a r ' s by losing the pigskin twice. captain, ran non-competitively Two interesting sidelights, due to i n j u r y and illness. should be briefly here stated. Hope's next meet will be held This marked the 38th s t r a i g h t here at home, on Saturday, the g a m e which we have scored at 17th, Homecoming a g a i n s t least one or more points. In Kalamazoo. The h a r r i e r s will o t h e r words we haven't been run at the country club, and shut out since the opening game any and all spectators are welof the '55 season, the first game come to come and cheer f o r the which our present head coach, team. Russ DeVette was a t the helm.
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Frosh Win Last week Hope C o l l e g e again had its annual FreshmanSophomore pull, seeing the Class of '63 pull the Sophomores through a murky Black River. The beautifully co-ordinated Frosh were coached by Dan Ritsema, Bill H a r m s , Bob Mulder, and J i m Betke. Freshmen — '63 Ron Zuidema, Dan Jacobs, Wes Molenaar, Arlin Tenpas, Rick Bronsma, George Munger, Rich Bakker, Keith Louwenaar, Tom Dykstra, Ray Stavenger, Spriggs Teroller, George Wolters, Tom Broeker, Ron Kuddle, Hal Eten, Dave Van Dam, Bill Brass, Marv Dekker, Dave Fugazzeto, Steve Slag.
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