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Hope College Bnchor LVIII—4

Ofiicial Publication of the Students of Hope College at Holland Michigcm

Frosk-Soph Girls To Hold

College Publication L. Pyle Appoints Receives News of Milestone Staff First Class Rating The Milestone s t a f f has made

Annual Nykerk Cup Contest Burning of the Green Will Take Place at Ceremony on Hope's Athletic Field On November 19 the Annual Nykerk Cup Contest will be held in the Holland High School Auditor-

Prof. McLean Becomes New Business Manager

ium. This will give the sophomore E. Paul McLean, professor of girls an opportunity to vindicate psychology and sociology, has been the defeat their opposite sex suf- appointed business manager of Hope College by President Irwin fered in the frosh-soph pull, or the J. Lubbers. Mr. McLean, who has Frosh girls an opportunity to ac- been with the college for the past centuate the superiority of their eighteen years, has served as business m a n a g e r of the Athletic assoclass. Louise Ter Beek of the Student ciation and has had valuable exCouncil will act as general chair- perience as a successful m a n a g e r man with J o h n n y Parsons in of various business enterprises. Mr. McLean will have charge of c h a r g e of the Burning of the all kitchens, dining halls, buildings, Green, which will take place on grounds and campus employees. Hope's athletic field immediately The m a j o r portion of his teaching following the contest. At this time will be taken over by Alvin Vansuitable penalties will be awarded denbush, who was recently added to those freshmen who have erred. to the faculty, although Mr. McFor the contest, Ruth Hoffman Lean will continue to teach a few will organize the sophomore girls of his advanced courses for the under the direction of Senior Coach remainder of the year. Alice Laughlin. Anne V a n d e r Veer, as junior coach, will guide the freshman girls, captained by Peggy Prins. Each class will present a musical number, an oration, and a oneact play. A certain number of points is assigned to each activity and the side with the highest total receives the cup with their class numerals inscribed on it. AI Staver. Student Council president, will present the cup. Judges for the a f f a i r will be Dr. John Hollenbach, Dr. William Schier, and Mrs. W. Curtis Snow. The contest originated in 1036 under Dr. T. B. Nykerk, Dean of Men at Hope, who donated the cup.


Majors Hear Speaker

seven new appointments this fall. The Hope College publication, Of the new appointees, one is THK ANCHOR, received a r a t i n g t r a n s f e r student. of 10 points below All-American Miss Gertrude Vredeveld and from the Associated Collegiate Miss Glenna- Gore will work on Press for 1944-45. the Literary s t a f f . Miss Gore beThe Associated Collegiate Press nig t r a n s f e r r e d f r o m the Business r e t u r n s with its r a t i n g a score- s t a f f . Mr. Bill Geiger and Mr. book whereby the staff will know Bill Gee will be working as s t a f f both its strong and its weak points. photographers with Miss Mary T H E ANCHOR received very good Alice Van Dyke assisting them in scoring in news coverage, origin- developing the pictures. ality in its f e a t u r e stories, and in The Business Staff will now have the organization of its news storthe help of Mr. Warren Hietbrink, ies. The editorials received an exwhile Misses Lois and Jean Meucellent rating also. There were lendyke will aid Miss Phyllis Hassome weak parts and these were kin in a r r a n g i n g class portraits. the lack of a page given entirely Miss Luella Pyle, as editor of to sports; the over-use- of labels, and lack of color on the editorial the Milestone this year, is assisted by the associate editor. Miss Rosapage. lind Scholton. The literary s t a f f , The staff of T H E ANCHOR are not including the new appointees, to be congratulated on its high is composed of Miss Marion Korhonor and its rating. teling, Miss Ellene Bosland, Miss Barbara Bilkert, Miss Joanne Decker, Miss Elaine Meeusen, Miss Betty Timmer, Miss Vivian Dykema, and Miss Marion Dame. Miss Phyllis Haskin is in c h a r g e of class portraits, Mr. Gene Van The newest Palette and Masque Tamelen is the art editor, and Mr. production is a missionary play Bill Haak takes over the Business now in rehearsal. It is entitled "If I Be His Disciple," and is going staff manager's duties. Mr. Dick to be presented in various churches Vriesman will handle the circulain the vicinity of Holland. The tion. Those, helping with advertising play is under the direction of Miss Helen Goff and Miss J a n e t Huiz- are Mr. John Mooi, Miss Veda Efird, Miss Ann Fikse, Miss Louise enga. Ter Beek, Miss Betty Van Lente, The cast for this missionary play Mr. Bob Danhof, Mr. Harold Des j includes the Misses Iris Vander Autels, and Miss Harriet Hains. ; Bunte, Marie Buttlar, J e a n Mi|haley, Alice Van Kempen, Arlene Wheaton, Mary Young, and Irene i Heemstra. LIBRARY HOURS

P & M Cast Begins Practice for Plays

Last Monday evening at 7:30 all Elementary Education majors and those interested in Elementary Education gathered at the Washington School. Mr. Moran, director of the physical education program in the Holland s c h o o l s, illustrated many games for elementary school children and everyone joined in playing them. Later in the evening Miss Hawes, "If I Be His Disciple" is to be the sponsor of the club, served i presented at the next meeting of frostbites for everyone. | Palette and Masque so that the group may criticize the production from various aspects. By t h u s analyzing its productions the club hopes ot be able to perfect this and future presentations.

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The Palette and Masque stage crew under the direction of Dr. Hollenbach met on Tuesday evening, October 30, to work on the sets for Palette and Masque productions. At that time the group Plans are being made for the was the guest of Dr. Hollenbach annual presentation of Handel's 1 at a party. They played various Gertrude Vredeveld "Messiah" on December 18 in the games pertaining to s t a g e work, Hope M e m o r i a l Chapel. Miss What is more sure than death and taxes? The independ- and enjoyed refreshments. Trixie Moore ' of Holland High ability of the railroads; f o r we waited patiently from 1:15 School will be the conductor and until 5:40 on Monday afternoon, when our two new friends, Rev. Hakken Addresses Mrs. W. Curtis Snow of the college Miss Blanca Alvarez and Dr. E. Malta-Santos descended f r o m Joint Chapel Meeting faculty will accompany on the ortheir train to spend two days in Holland as Latin-American gan. On Tuesday evening. November The choir, composed of approxiexchange students from the University of Michigan. 6, the YVVCA and the YMCA of mately 300 voices, includes the colDinner at the Tavern, given by Miss Metta J . Ross and Hope college assembled at a joint lege choir, high school choir, stuMrs. Peter P r i n s and entertaining the senior students of the meeting in the Chapel to hear an dents, and town people. The four Latin-American history class and the Spanish class, was address by Rev. Bernard D. Hak- soloists are from Chicago. There their f i r s t meeting. Miss Alvarez, who spoke a very broken ken, of the United Mission of Meso- will be no admission charge, but a potamia. free-will o f f e r i n g will be taken. but charming English, talked about In his very interesting and ilOn December 14 the college her troubles with the language Alpha Chi to Hold lustrative fashion. Rev. Hakken choir is invited to participate in when she first arrived; telling t h a t Annual Pledge Night compared the life and religion of the "Messiah" to be given a t Kalaone very common word especially p u z z l e d her, and she looked The Alpha Chi will hold its the Arabians to our American mazoo by choirs of all Western Michigan. This will be under the through all the W's in the diction- monthly meeting the evening of methods. The devotions were in charge of auspices of Western State. This is ary for " w a t s a m a t t e r . " November . 15th at 7:30 in the members of the YMCA. A solo was a revival of similar presentations Introduced at Chapel chapel. It is to be a candlelight given by Helen Van Dyk. given in previous years. Their first public appearance was sen*ice during which the new memTuesday morning when Miss Ross bers will sign their pledges. French Club to Feature YM Hears Message on introduced them to the chapel asThe president. Warren Hietbrink, sembly. Wearing a red hat perched

Choirs to Present Handel's Messiah

Speakers Entertain Faculty, Students

With Vivid Pan-American Description

jauntily over one eye. Miss Alvarez gave us an over-all picture of Venezuela today. Seventy per cent of its small population is illiterate which accounts in part for the current revolution. In this mercenary age, the classes there are divided, not according to wealth, but are based upon the old aristocracy; the relatively large upper class being comprised of pure white (mostly Spanish). The middle class is very small, and the very large lower class is made up mostly of the mixed Indian and Negro races. Their women a r e still home-women and the rights of the opposite sexes are distinctly different. This will bo the f i r s t y e a r t h a t both men and women voted. A t e Brazilian Meal . Dr. Malta-Santos, a handsome dashing cab&JIero, took us with him to his brother's cocoa plantation in Bahia, where we arose a t seven t o swim in the river, milked the cows, had a b r e a k f a s t of homegrown bananas, a t e Brazilian beans f o r lunch, read in Portuguese the jokes from a copy of the Reader's Digest in a special Brazilian edition, saw t h e cocoa beans as they are dried without benefit of ma(Continued on P a g e 3)

will administer the pledge which

The Goal Posts of Life

"The Goal Posts of L i f e " was the topic for the evening given by Lord Jesus Christ for strength, I, Dr. Pyle at the YMCA on Ocas a messenger of Christ, accept- tober 30. ing the call of God for full time There is a place for each human service, will constantly strive to in God's plan for man. Realization live in such a way as to uphold the of ambitions and a t t a i n m e n t of the standard of the Christian ministry, true mission of life is accomplishfor as much as lieth in me." All ing the goal of life on earth in those present who plan to enter the Lord's name. However, those full time Christian service are who do not attain this mission are urged to join the society. not as successful and completely The speaker f o r the evening is happy as those who do. to be Prof. Eugene Osterhaven, Special music was played by Betand Alpha Chi is looking forward ty Fuller, popular h a r p i s t on the to its a n n u a l , most impressive campus. Bill Geiger led the hymn meeting. service and Bill Gee, the devotions. reads as follows: " T r u s t i n g in the

Attention Clubs A meeting of

all organization

presidents, or their representatives, will be held in the Anchor office on Thursday, November 7, at 2:00. The purpose of this meeting is to i n a u g u r a t e a new system of news gathering. The more prominent organizations have received much publicity, and others have received none. This is an e f f o r t to cover efficiently and fairly all phases of campus activities.

Spanish Students Stage Informal Get-Together Members of the Spanish Club assembled a t the home of Mrs. Peter Prins on November 8, 1945, at 7:30 f o r their monthly meeting. The program was a n informal get-together followed by a short business meeting which was conducted by the president,. Glenna Gore, and was carried on in Spanish. It was decided t h a t no dues will be required of members of the club.

Style Show at Meeting

French Majors will view a parade of fashions at the meeting to be held in the Sorosis Room on Thursday, November 18. A f t e r Paris and New York styles are modeled by some of the girls in the club, a discussion of fashions will ensue. Comparison will be made between pre-war and post-war fashions. Another vital p a r t of the program will consist of the playing of games in which all members must speak "en f r a n c a i s e . " Phyllis Voss, secretary of the club, has planned the p r o g r a m and will preside at the meeting.

Senior Students Receive Who's Who Recognition Character, Scholarship/ and Leadtrship Form Main Basis of Sdcction To National Society The 1945-46 issue of Who's Who Among Students ican Universities

in Amer-

and Colleges will contain the biographies of

nine Hope College students. Those named by the editor of the publication, H. P e t t u e Randall, f o r this outstanding honor were Dorothy Atkins, New Y o r k ; Elaine Bielefeld, Holland; Natalie Bo sman, Holland; Wilbur Brandli, New J e r s e y ; Ruth Ellison, New Y o r k ; Ruth Joldersma, New Y o r k ; Elizabeth Romaine, New J e r s e y ; Alan Staver, New York, and Joyce Van Oss, Holland.

Reverend Mr. Hoogstra Speaks at YM Meeting T h e Reverend Mr. Hoogstra Christian Reformed Minister in Holland, gave an inspiring talk on "Powerless Power," at the YM meeting held on Ocotber 23. His theme was that no m a t t e r what devastation and power are .vrought against the Christian church, faith will always remain in the hearts of the true Christian. No force of any size can drive Christianity out of the heart of mankind. However, other powers, physical and mental, as s t r o n g as they may be do not have the power of Christianity. Bill Hillegons lead in devotions and Bill Gee was in charge of the hymn service.

Majors in Education Begin Practice Teaching

Selections are based on character, scholarship, leadership in extra-curricular activities, and potentiality for f u t u r e usefulness to business and society. A committee composed of Hope College faculty members makes the actual nomination. Those students graduating in 1946 were eligible for this honor. Four main functions are performed by Who's Who Among Students. At the beginning of college life it o f f e r s an incentive to Jo better work, and finally it acts as a compensation to students for what they have already achieved. Also, it acts as a standard of measurement for students comparable to other recognized scholastic and sen-ice organizations. The most important function of all is the recommendation of successful students to the business world. This publication is the only national means of recognition for students which is devoid of all fees and dues.

One of the main services perSenior education students are formed by the editors of Who's again practice teaching in the eleWho is to aid students listed in mentary and high schools of Holtheir book to make contacts for land. employment immediately following The girls teaching in the high their graduation. The student mayschools a r e : Miss Ruth Ann Poplist his choice of f i r m s , to which pen, teaching music under Miss his complete record is sent by the Moore; Miss E l e a n o r Mulder, replacement bureau. Although the teaching physical education under book is not published until spring, Mr. Morgon; Miss Elaine Bielefeld, copies of the students' biographies teaching English under Miss Vanare sent to various companies and d e r W e r f ; Miss Natalie Bosnian, firms to be filed. The service also teaching English under Miss Browhopes to place r e t u r n i n g veterans, er; Miss Dorthea Dixon, teaching who have been listed previously in citizenship under Miss Denton; the publication, in desirable posiMiss Patricia Haskins, teaching tions. English under Miss Shackson; Miss Sue Leestma, teaching Latin under Miss Gieger; Miss Joyce Van Oos, teaching English under Miss Van Dyke; Miss Dorothy Weyenberg, teaching English under Miss Mulder and Miss Nelliemae Wezeman, teaching English under Mr. Veltman. This week's library display, in The Hope College students teach- keeping with American A r t Week, ing in the elementary schools a r e : features paintings and biographies Mrs. Harriet Van Donkelar, teach- of American artists. In the book ing at 'Washington School under "The Way of Western A r t , " EdMrs. Henchaw; Miss Elsie Parsons, gar Preston Richardson presents teaching at Van Raalte School un- the development of western a r t der Mrs. M. Weaver; Miss Marian throughout the nineteenth century. Also on display is Cuthbert Lee's Mastenbrook, teaching at l^ongfellow School under Miss Florence "Early American P o r t r a i t PaintKossen. Also, Miss Betty Van Ta- e r s " in which the biographies of tenhove, teaching at Van Raalte 14 early American painters are School under Miss M. Kossen; Miss given. P a r t s of the exhibit have Betty DeVries, teaching a t Van been borrowed-from the S t a t e LiRaalte School under Mrs. William brary and the Holland Public LiSchrier; Miss Lucille Voss, teach- brary. All Hope students interested in ing at Van Raalte under Miss Mila r t should sign the paper t h a t has dred Weaver; Miss Lena Hibma, been placed on the display table teaching at Washington School under Mrs. Hencha; Miss Angeline and state what type of courses Thurling, t e a c h i n g a t Lincoln they would be interested in if a r t School under Miss Zonneville, anA were offered at Hope. American Miss Adeline Sybisma, teaching at Art week is sponsored by the Van Raalte School under Miss B. A m e r i c a n Artists Professional league. Gibbs.

Librarian Sponsors Current Display on American Painting

Project Remains Secret

Generous Amounts Scalpel Club Hears Donated Each Year is comLundberg, Koeman ingNownear,t h a tweThanksgiving who have been on

President Marjorie Van Vranken welcomed the new members of the Scalpel Club on Tuesday, November 6, in the science library. A brief business meeting was held. Athlyn Lundberg presented a paper on the vital and increasingly important subject of "Penicillin." Francis Koeman gave a p a p e r on the much publicized " R H Blood (Continued on P a g e 4)

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Hope's campus f o r a y e a r or more know t h a t it's time f o r another Mission Drive. J u s t when it is, only the Y cabinets know, but we're anxiously awaiting the drive, because each y e a r it b r i n g s added excitement. F o r the benefit of those who have not heard of Hope's annual Mission Drive, we a r e reprinting a portion of an article which ap-

peared in the Church Herald, February 16, 1946. Project Inaugurated "On F e b r u a r y 6, 1917, the project was inaugurated on an o f f e r of Dr. Chamberlain, the Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions a t t h a t time, to name t h e High School of Madanapelle, India 'Hope High School' if t h e students of Hope would raise the salary of t h e principal. Mr. John D. Muyskens was the principal and continued until 1919. Dr. Irwin Lubbers was principal f r o m 1919-22, and M r . C. (Continued on P a g e 3)

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Hope College Anchor

Letters To Editor Dear Editor:

It There Individual Expression?

I am in entire agreement wit the proposal to abolish sororities

cilable to Christ's teachings on our dealings with other people in love. Dorothea Dixon.

" T h e p u r p o s e of t h i s society is to promote literary activity as suggested in the last issue of To the Editor: on the c a m p u s . " T h a t is a quotation f r o m t h e Constitution

the Anchor.

Guns To HominghPidgeons Barbara Bilkert All of us are glad to see the daughter whom he'd never seen " v e t s " slowly but definitely com- •jntil this past November. A Miching back to our campus. Some have igan boy, he hails from Grand

I should like to make a few been here before and even more Haven but has has seen a lot of comments in regard to the excel- are going through the "indoctrinaof a local sorority. Such literary activity consists of a seri.he world since he left Hope in '42 for a year a t Hope, I am more than ous p a p e r , h u m o r paper, music number, with thanks, or convinced t h a t they are irreconcili lent editorial of last week's An- tion process" but it won't be long to join the Air Corps. He got his apologies, t o the R e a d e r ' s Digest, Bob Hope or records. One able with the Christian principles chor issue. I am in thorough agree- before they'll be "drilled, equipped '.raining in the "Lone S t a r S t a t e " ment with the ideas expressed and maneuvered" for permanent ind a f t e r receiving his commission hour, h u r r i e d l y - p r e p a r e d , meetings a r e not f u l f i l l i n g t h e which we profess to be Hope's therein concerning the abolishment occupation at Hope. Unfortunate- is a pilot from Lubboch Field, was ideals. On Tuesday evenings we f u n c t i o n s to Which these societies have pledged themselves. of sororities. ly, a few have "special matrimon- shipped overseas in June, '44. One of t h e m a i n tenets of Greek letter societies is t h a t are united in the spirit of brother One of the major arguments ial armor" which means "hands England was home until the folhood acknowledging our common against the presence of sororities off co-eds," but the majority of 'owing March, during which time these o r g a n i z a t i o n s allow the individual to express h i m s e l f ; .ieed and equality in the sight of is the fact that their exclusiveness to develop certain cultural and social graces. As they a r e them are still vulnerable — let's he flew C-47's and C-46's across God. On Friday, in contrast, we is not a wholesome condition on the channel with paratroopers for not shove, girls. This is as good a now constructed it is an impossibility f o r a society to per- jnite in the company of a "chosen our campus. the Holland invasion and later in The system by which the organi- time as any to get acquainted. f o r m its purpose. Those girls who a r e o u t s t a n d i n g because few who are content to f u r t h e r our France for the Rhineland invasion. zations function is a direct antiHis unit also towed gliders to the Kothi of their personalities and social amiabilities a r e pledged and own interests and supposedly dethesis of all democratic principles; battlefields, carried supplies, and t h u s given an o p p o r tu n ity to intensify t h e i r talents. Those velop our own talents, excluding specifically, their method of acceptFirst we interview Ist Lt. Gene 3vacuated the wounded. those whom we deem inferior or ing new girls into their inner circle. In France he was stationed at Rothi — one of the "pram pushp r e s u m a b l y lacking such capabilities a r e ignored and subseunable to contribute something Amiens, about 100 miles north of Such a movement as the aboli- ers." He has a sixteen-month-old quently deprived of any occasion to a m p l i f y their latent poParis. They were able to make Can two sudh attitudes exist adja- tion of sororities on Hope's camtentiality. very profitable trades with the pus is a definite reform, both cently in sincere people? to the tenets of Christianity." French. Cigarettes, soap, etc., gut worthwhile and necessary now and The o p p o r t u n i t y to develop close f r i e n d s h i p is also emThe valuable contribution of the I am sincerely convinced that at chem almost anywhere. His wife even more so for the future of the ployed in the defense of sororities and f r a t e r n i t i e s . Certain sorority to its own group, I seri- college. Hope College sorority organizations has enough perfume to last her jusly doubt. The enlightenment, should cease to be, and that the forever. elements of this a r g u m e n t a r e feasible. The ties of f r i e n d Ruth Ellison. Hification and entertainment do Editor's proposal for good concert V-E day he flew English occupaship, however, a r e f o r m e d on the basis of class or g r o u p not attain to the college level of and lectures series be seriously- tion troops to Norway- and later To the Editor: considered. consciousness — a n o t h e r n am e f o r snobbery. T h u s is ex- intelligence in most instances. This convoyed resorting infantrymen to is not altogether a personal opinI would like to commend you Nelliemae Wezeman. he Riviera. Hubba, hubba! cluded f i r m f r i e n d s h i p s with other society members under ion but one which has been shared very highly for your editorial in He has 800 flying hours to his the a s s u m p t i o n the l a t t e r ' s s t a n d a r d s are not quite up to p a r . ay many who attend sorority meet- the last Anchor. You have brought Dear Editor: •redit, four battle stars, an air ings. The time, e f f o r t and money out into the open a question that W. A. L. and S t u d e n t Council a r e m a j o r student organizaAll around me there are pro and .iiedal, the oak leaf cluster, the Ahich is given to sororities could few have dared to broach before tions. As such they a r e capable of p l a n n i n g all-college func- •ontribute to a more worthy and for fear of treading on the toes of con arguments about sororities. I residential citation and another tions. These organizations would function more effectively ruitful cause. And, most impor- those who are steeped in sorority have listened to, and participated •luster. He was discharged with .ant, we could approach more consciousness and sorority tradi- in many of these and have come >3 points and we'd say he deserved if they w e r e not compelled to compete with the societies -'osely the reality of a Christian tions. to the conclusion t h a t the argu- it. He flew his own plane back ments against, make the a r g u m e n t s .o the U. S. mediocre a t t e m p t s to absorb the social life of their member- .•ampus r a t h e r than making it an The majority of the girls on this for, seem weak by comparison. jnattainable ideal. ship. campus belong to sororities because Back at Hope, he's taking up My one and only question is, Jean Watson. it is the thing to do. We meet in secondary education in social sciIt seems t h a t the time is at hand for us to decide w h e t h e r "Are sororities, even at their best, our exclusive little groups each ence and plans to coach too when basically Christian as we know we a r e to function as a college or in s e p a r a t e exclusive units. Dear Editor: Friday evening and pass up many 'ie gets a teaching job next fall. Christianity through the teachings more cultural and worthwhile acThe problem of continuing or )h, to bt back in high school again. and principles of C h r i s t ? " I'm not tivities because illness and church iisbanding sororities is a very going to speak of their social or All the letters received by the E d i t o r s have not been pubactivities are the only excuses for Anderson :omplex one, and some of the iscultural value, their ability to lished this week due to limited space. We appreciate s t u d e n t •ues involved, such as cliquishness, not attending. Sororities are not bring out" or "tone down" a girl; Tec. Sarg. Bill Anderson is one ssential to the social life on this interest in this vital issue. We shall make every e f f o r t to ire too deeply rooted in human that can be left to someone else. )f those New Joisey boys who ampus when everyone cannot be lature to be solved with a wave I could never attend another "went west" and evidently likes p r i n t all letters in subsequent issues. ncluded. More time and money is if the hand and a "good-bye" to black ball meeting and then on the it — vice versa — I might add. sororities. Furthermore, in addi- spent on sororities than can ever next Friday and subsequent Fribe gained from them. Uncle Sam got him as a radioWe have included an excerpt opposing the abolition of tion to the very obvious evils of days listen to Scriptures being And if the abolishment of sororuan in the Air Corps way back in the sorority system there are some read and prayers being offered up, sororities. This inclusion does not mean t h a t the Anchor is very valuable features. ities will do away with one ques'41. He was stationed at Mitchell asking that we be more Christ-like tion asked by every new Hopeite Field, L. I., a year before he started deviating f r o m its editorial policy. Our policy f a v o r s the We sorority members have had in our thoughts, words, and deeds. —What sorority does she belong his tour of the Pacific. His fighter I have come to the conclusion abolition of Greek^ letter societies — but olTTTuncTion a s ^ a i great deal of fun in our sororities. We have made friends in to?—a great step in breaking down that if I want to really live my squadron, connected with the 5th n e w s p a p e r necessitates thaTaTTopinions be reflected. them which we would not otherwise social barriers will have been Christianity, I cannot belong to a Air Force, left the S t a t e s in Febhave made, because they brought taken. Why cannot Hope students sorority, unless I care to be a hyp- ruary- via Australia, then on to together girls of d i f f e r e n t classes be known for what they are, and ocrite. I want to make my Chris- New Guinea, New- Britain, the Soland from campus and off-campus not for the sorority they belong to? tianity more purposeful and con- omons, Biac, the Holomaharas, a This movement shows great forefew others and finally the Philipin one close circle. Through sororsistent. In view- of this, I cannot pines. sight, not only for now, but for the ity we have had opportunities for The Atomic Bomb has unleashed unlimited possibilities of belong to a sorority and am defifuture and its success will insure nitely in favor of abolishing them. destruction. One of the most i m p o r t a n t problems before the leadership and activities which we We couldn't get "modest" Bill would not have had without them. an even greater Hope. Rosemary Finlaw. world is the control of this unknown power. to talk about the battle but his Alice Laughlin. The sororities have had definite furloughs in Sidney seemed to be Unless this control is international and effective, the cultural and social values. They Dear Editor: better subject matter. The girls G i e a t P o w e r s will be enveloped in a vain search f o r security have been able to o f f e r us much Dear Editor: Do women have to be c a t t y ? in Australia are wonderful — 'nuff and dash madly into a w a r of complete annihilation. It is which could not be offered in a In reply to the Editorial, "Do Does there have to be a black-ball said I! larger, more impersonal and more you want sororities," I would like system? Will the abolishment of our problem to p r e v e n t the United States f r o m leading the unwieldly organization. For these He left the sen-ice September, to give briefly my opinion of the sororities on this campus solve world in a catas tr o p h ic a r m a m e n t race. reasons many of us would be very- problem. these problems? Several of us say '45, with 107 points, four battle "College s t u d e n t s should place the weight of their opinions sorry to see sororities discarded. The complex way of living which "No," for we feel that the attitude stars, a presidential citation the There are many girls, of course, behind the nation's outstanding scientists who a r e u r g i n g now exists is full of competition for and against sororities are quite outfit got for a special mission who are unhappy because they are in one way or another. This should balanced. Why then should there and incidently, a good conduct ribthe United States to adopt an unprecedent m e a s u r e f o r bon. not in sororities. Would they be not be considered unchristian. It be hard feelings among sororityinternational control of atomic energy. measurably happier without them? is only right, that people should sisters about these points, if a Bill is taking a pre-med course As s t u d e n t s and faculty m e m b e r s we should d r a f t a series Wouldn't we still have the cliques strive to accomplish their aims in solution can be produced? at Hope and has four years ahead of proposals directed to P r e s i d e n t T r u m a n u r g i n g 1) t h a t which are so prevalent in high life. We also have this same comWe have all seen how sororities of him. For a man born in Scotschools and colleges and which the United States propose an international organization f o r petition in entering sororities. It help most girls. The weekly pro- land, he sure gets around. have been worse in some non-sororthe control of production and use of atomic e n e r g y ; 2) t h a t ity schools than in others with develops the person's personality g r a m s prove excellent opportunities for bringing out hidden talents Van Zanten the United States allow our production facilities to be in- sororities? Perhaps there is a bet- and character, bringing out their in a co-ed. These small groups good points of being truly friendly The fellow- who drives around in spected and controlled by t h a t commission on the condition ter way of solving this problem. and thoughtful of others. give each person a chance at being that de luxe maroon convertible is Our sister college. Central, has a t h a t other countries do the s a m e ; 3) t h a t this action be folBy facing this problem while clever and original. Also, because Corp. Bob Van Zanten, Holland. sorority system which has suclowed regardless of p r e s s u r e f o r domestic control; 4) t h a t still in college, we will be benefited they contain both upper and lower He spent '41 through '42 a t Hope ceeded in including every girl in in later life. classmen, and have students intera domestic agency be appointed f o r research in the field of the college. Couldn't we try to and was affiliated with the E.R.C. ested in all phases of education, After the girl is in a sorority atomic energy. Until he went overseas he was bilwork out such a system at Hope her artistic abilities are discovered we are stimulated to new interests leted in California and Texas. From before doing something as drastic and she has opportunity to develop beyond any central thought on all verbal ejaculations we gathered as disbanding sororities? French ways, dramatics or music, these abilities. the Louisiana maneuvers w-eren't a Hard feelings between girls of . I f so many of us feel that rush- as a campus club would have. The picnic — a n d in winter, too. different sororities have also been 1 ing has been a g r e a t problem in competitive spirit which sororities Member bemoaned — justifiably. .Couldn't the " past years, could not some- provide help prepare us f o r the Overseas he was connected with we work through the Pan-Hellenic thing be done to change these rules competition we will meet when we the 5th Armored Division. His Rsjociated Goleekie FVe« board for better feeling? Perhaps without liquidating the whole idea leave Hope. unit was stationed in England for RUTH JOLDERSMA ... : Editor-in-Chief the board would be able to work of sororities? Therefore, why do away with five months getting equipped for V m a n Dykema Meeusen A . , s o c i a t e Editors out a system of monthly joint sorsomething which can be helpful? the invasion. They entered NorMarge Karsiea. Dorothy Wyenberg....:, ority meetings on a rotation basis To combat the undemocratic and mandy a month a f t e r the first Manager so that every sorority would have Dear Editor: unchristian practices in a sorority, landing, hit Gay Paree, (where STAFF at least two meetings or parties and to satisfy those of us who are there was "beaucoups" of everyFeature Editor I read with keen interest C.C.'s against these ideas, a Women's In- thing) stayed a t modern LuxemBarbara Bilkert with every other sorority in the Society E d i t o r . course of the year. This would do penetrating letter advocating the dependent club could be formed. bourg for three weeks, then took E d *0 i t o = z z z : i : : : ^ S much to establish friendly attitudes abolishment of sororities from our This club might become a sister part in the Battle of the Bulge ?er h Nellie Mae Rietsma between rival groups. Every sor- campus. Every thoughtful Chris- organization of Tri Alpha, which and the Battle of the Rhineland. Photographer WlllUm Gee ority, too, should f i g h t hard feeling tian student must agree with the has proven very successful. The V-E Day he was fox-holed near on the p a r t of its members towards spirit of that fine letter. club would be open to all non-sor- the Elbe River where he talked REPORTERS I was especially In agreement ority members, and would hold those not in their group. I'm all Ruth Ruys sign-language with the Russians Marcie Westerman Betty Vander Wege for improving the present sorority with C.C.'s acknowledgment of the regular meetings on Friday eve- until he left France for home in Rachel Dykstra , Gerry Scheerens Carolyn Ingham conditions, but I'm not at all sure fact t h a t the scholastic achieve- nings. The black-ball system, catty October, accredited with 74 points Laura Johnson Alida Kloosterman Marian Hanna ments of a college s u f f e r decidedly remarks during elections and regu- and five battle stars. I'd like to give sororities up. Grace Wagemaker Betty Timmer Ellene Bosland under the pressure of too many lar m e e t i n g s , and any rushing Luella Pyle. Dick Vriesman Harriet Hains Phyllis Dietrich social activities. Hope College is would be omitted, and all girls Bob is taking business adminisBob Stoppels Peggy Prins Ruth Bonga an educational institution. Its aim would have an opportunity to prove tration and wants to be an acDear Editor: Dave Karsten Arkie Wieten Joanne Decker as stated in the Hope College Bul- their worth, and gain experience in countant. He's got two more years Ginny Hemmes Mary Vander Wege Lois Meulendyke Having witnessed the sororities letin is to o f f e r education on a at Hope and here's to more power planning programs, parties, etc. J e a n Meulendyke Lois Van Wyck and their p a r t on this campus f o r "distinctly Christian basis." Can to him. There is a definite need f o r an three years and having been an sororities justifiably exist on a disPublished every two weeks during the school year by the studenU of organization of this kind on the Now our boys are coming back. active member f o r the f i r s t year tinctly Christian campus? Do they Hope College. campus, if sororities are to con- Olive drab gives way to white Entered as second class matter a t the post office of Holland, Michigan, and a half, I feel t h a t sororities contribute sufficiently to the stimtinue. I t might not only prove to shirts and gabardine slacks. A gun at special rate of postage provided f o r in section 1103 of Act of have been the veiy antithesis of ulation and growth of moral and be helpful to those who join, but is exchanged f o r a "homing pigeon" Congress, October 3, 1917, and authorized October 19, 1918. the high purpose of the campus — intellectual integrity to w a r r a n t also the Independent /Club could — a symbol of peace. 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Dr. Malta continued this discus- young militarists, to last two or sion in the m o r n i n g history classes. chree hours, but in reality it laste< A p p e a l i n g to the tastes of t h e t r u e 23, killing about 300 as a result of A m e r i c a n t o u r i s t s , he b r o u g h t us Communist interference. This acseveral picture postcards of Bahia, tion, however, a s s u r e d Venezuelans his " h o m e t o w n " and the oldest in that the revolt w a s really demoBrazil. I t s churches, of a b e a u t i f u l When they a r e not on vacations Baroque a r c h i t e c t u r e and some a s chey do go to school, s t a r t i n g out old a s 300 years, were m a d e f r o m .n each school as f r e s h m e n , or Caloures. With no f r a t e r n i t i e s , they the marble stones b r o u g h t over by nave formed a S t u d e n t Republic the S p a n i a r d s , who used them to A-hich rented a house, shared exweigh down their empty ships. He penses and made acquaintances said with j u s t a small bit of re- A'ith t h e girls who lived next door, morse in his voice t h a t although .le said they o f t e n m a r r y these jfirls, too, since they do not have the ships came empty, they left i s m a n y dates as we do nor are very full. .hey so liberal. He said t h a t conHe very quickly adopted Ameri- . r a r y to the "moving-picture propcan s l a n g u a g e , some of his com- a g a n d a " they do not "keess" so ijften, but one consolation is t h a t mon words being " J a " and "Gee," they do shake h a n d s an a w f u l lot. but he kept his exotic P o r t u g u e s e T h e young s t u d e n t s "main interaccent with phrases like " W h a t do i s t " is in politics. you call zes z i n g s ? " E n j o y i n g very The movies on Tuesday evening much the talk about women he told us the most common name in Brazil was Maria and t h a t the girls are quite independent, often living alone in t h e big cities.

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about Brazil were about a Brazilian newspaper, in Sao Paulo, called the Agazeta remind us of the "Hometown Gazette" which resembled closely any American publication, A-ith newsboys much like our own kids named J o e " to deliver them. The Agazeta is published with all ^he most recent equipment. Holy week before Lent is Veneluela's g r e a t e s t festival. Miss Al.-arez explained. It is similar to j u r Halloween and the inhabitants •vear costumes and masks to the night clubs, t e a s i n g those without chem by being incognito and pre.ending they a r e someone else. With a great a m o u n t of candy and jonfetti, they have a Basao or parade.

The girls there have no dates before they are married unless she hasn't told her mother, who they are chaperoned by their mothwould be g r e a t l y shocked by Amerer, or their (she laughingly said) ican s t a n d a r d s for women. grandmothers. She said t h a t the ?irls a r e never alone with their Sister-Nations husbands until they are actually The United States and Vene- m a r r i e d ; there they are really married the "hard w a y . " zuela, allies in this past war, do To bid farewell to these new have some great d i f f e r e n c e s and friends was a l m o s t impossible. some similarities, for though VenThis I ^ t i n I n s t i t u t e passed too ezuela did not take an active p a r t soon. But coming up to t r u e Hope in the war, military conscription style in t h a t t r u e Holland m a n n e r , was compulsory. A g r e a t s t r e s s is Al R y p s t r a gave them each a pair of wooden shoes, hoping it would placed on sports, but s o r o r i t i e s and induce them to r e t u r n . Dr. Malta f r a t e r n i t i e s are non-existent. Vensaid t h a t he surely would, f o r with ezuela respects the United S t a t e s his "kloompen" only about « sizes as her sister-nation and P a n - A m e r - too big, he could easily float down ican day there is a national holi- the lake. though she lives alone and likes it,





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P r e x y Joyce Van Oss, with a retinue of gay Delphians, traveled southward F r i d a y n i g h t until t h e y reached the home of their new pledge, Lil Meppelink, and a f t e r due " h e l l o s," " c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s " and "good-byes" t h e c a r s headed n o r t h w a r d to the C e n t e r movieshouse f o r the thrills a n d chills of "Bewitched." A f t e r the show, Delphi members g a t h e r e d in their room f o r the evening p r o g r a m with devotions read by Pinx Mulder. J u s t to r e f r e s h everyone's m e m o r y and sweep those " y o u - k n o w - w h a t s " out of the brain. Marge Gysbers dusted off the constitution and explained it to us. We'll change our ways next week. With Indian s u m m e r giving us all a touch of s p r i n g fever, Mike Brouer s a n g "Indian Love Call," and Betty Van Lente made with a special piano rendition of " S t a r Dust." Hope you liked it, Lil; we did. Lue Voss read the Delta Phi creed and we a d j o u r n e d to high point of the evening's entertainment. Ice cream, cookies, bridge, gabbing, and what have you.





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Miss Alvarez gave a f i r s t - h a n d account of the c u r r e n t uprisings in her native land. A f t e r the death of Bolivar, the government of Venezuela w a s left in a desolate position, and g r a f t and politics were prevalent.

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Devotions, under t h e title "Medal Sorosites g a t h e r e d in their room, of Honor," began t h e p a r a d e of but this time with two new pledges g a y colored service ribbons which in their midst. Welcome to Betty served a s p r o g r a m s f o r the Sib J a n e Clemons and J o Anne Still- meeting, F r i d a y , N o v e m b e r 2. T h e y were led by Isla Van d e r Heuvel, well. chairman of t h e m e e t i n g . A vote of t h a n k s to M a r y Lou " S p i k e " S a w i t s k y outlined in Hemmes f o r t h e fine job she du her serious p a p e r t h e necessary as chairman of the Sorosis Homebut worthwhile s t e p s needed to coming Luncheon was f i r s t on the q u a l i f y f o r a "Distinguished Servbusiness m e e t i n g . C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s ice M e d a I." R e p r e s e n t i n g the were in o r d e r to Joldy, Elaine Bielefeld, Dot Atkins and N a t Bos- "American T h e a t r e Ribbon" was man who will a p p e a r in Who's E d n a Mae Van T a t e n h o v e with h e r Who. A f t e r much p l a n n i n g and singing of two p o p u l a r selections. She was accompanied by Helen d r e a m i n g as to the redecoration oi Wagner. the Sigma S i g m a room, t h e busiAdding spice and h u m o r to the nes meting was a d j o u r n e d to f u n occasion was "M u n c i e " Vande under the direction of Dorothy Wege with h e r rendition of "Good Boot. Conduct" a t a baseball game. As The p r o g r a m s f o r the Sorosis is the custom the m e e t i n g ended Fall Frolic were g a y colored maple with g r o u p singing. Phyl Dietrich leaves. Dottie Boot led the very was in c h a r g e (and we feel she is a p p r o p r i a t e devotions and then quite capable of filling Spike's Betty D. read a p a p e r concerned shoes—literally and elsewise!) with the season this y e a r as com" I k e " Demian, m a s t e r de luxe pared to last year. Elaine Bielecritic of the evening, asked f o r feld and Mary Lou H e m m e s gave the "discharge ribbon" a f t e r her out with t h e " P a g a n Love Song." report. Preceding the p r o g r a m , a The encore showed t h a t it was business meeting was held with really appreciated. Elsie Parson's vice-prexy Sue Leestma t a k i n g humor p a p e r was truly the work over in Stegie's absence to do "you of a vivid imagination. You w-ould know w h a t ! " never recognize Voorhees Hall in F o r the next meeting the g r o u p her m a r v e l o u s Hope College has planned a potluck supper folUtopia. We can d r e a m , can't w e ? lowed by a football g a m e at RiverT h e meeting closed with all voices view Park. Ike V a n d e r Heuvel's " K a p p a Beta Phi P r e s e n t s Fall joining in the Sigma S i g m a songs. will be the location of the f e a s t Concerts" was the theme of the and Phyl Dietrich and Spike Sawf i r s t November m e e t i n g of Dorian itsky a r e helping h e r with the a r Sorority. rangements. The p r o g r a m , in the shape of a musical note, was opened with the Home of Louie the Mouse devotions, "An E v e n i n g P r a y e r , " Van R a a l t e Wall Harriet Muyskins and M a r g e led by Irene Holt. Rosemary FinDear Suzy Mouse: law sang that old f a v o r i t e "Alice Voss are t h e two new Sibylline Well, t h e y ' r e all here a g a i n — Blue Gown." The serious paper pledges. T h e y were pinned anc the students, I mean, of course. I "Polonaise" was about the life of welcomed by President H a r r i e t knew the peace and quiet of sumFrederic Chopin and was read by- Van Donkelaar at a m e e t i n g in mer was tob good to last. The Mary Alice Van Dyke. Several of the Sib room, T h u r s d a y , October lowly " F r o s h " (still p r e t t y g r e e n ) Chopin's records by Jose Iturbi 25. The girls were also presented a r e w e a r i n g t h a t typical "I know it were then played on the vie. Dor- with a red rose and " S i b " dickey! a l l " look. J u s t wait, a day of recian passed f r o m the sublime to the Viv Dykema was c h a i r m a n for ompense is coming. The Sophs — ridiculous as Ruth Probst then the meeting and her clever proj u s t a little seagreen—have r a t h e r gave out with her inimitable ren- g r a m did much for the impressive calmed down somewhat, a l t h o u g h dition of "Gotta Be This Or T h a t " ceremony. Not to be ignored, howtheir c o n s t a n t " P o t F r o s h " is quite with piano accompaniment. ever, were the beautiful g i f t s in the i r r i t a t i n g to the F r o s h . The noble The program ended with the room presented by the a l u m n a e on J u n i o r s — n o t j u s t a little b i t congirls singing the Dorian songs. the sorority's 25th a n n i v e r s a r y . c e i t e d — a r e really s t r u t t i n g off their new title of "upper-classmen." T h e Seniors smiling tolera n t l y a t t h e foolishness of t h e und e r - g r a d s a n d stick to their m o t t o of "Silence is golden." I decided to visit a few classes last week. T h a t is where one really g e t s an insight into t h e students themselves.


shocked by the wages of the ser- cratically inspired. F i g h t i n g for vants in the United States, f o r she an ideal, however, has inspired the said they were paid more t h a n people to join hands with the solsome of their professional people. diers. The r e f o r m s desired by the people a r e : L . F r e e elections for One boy in Ann Arbor, working as women as well a s men; 2. Military a waiter, made as much as some of organizations s e p a r a t e f r o m govher professors. e r n m e n t ; 3. A democratic constiBrazilian music highlighted the tution; 4. Reduced illiteracy; 5. J u n t o formed of seven men, none conversation at noon, for records being allowed to run for president. were played in f o u r t h hour music Love Politics class. These included pieces f r o m At the evening meeting Dr. MalBrazilian opera and popular music, ta told us that the vacation in including the Samba. To show the Brazil was " S t . P o a " lasting 20 t r u e Brazilian aspect and applica- days. Usually held in the interior, with balloons and fireworks, the tion, Dr. Malta asked f o r a voluncelebration is somewhat similar to teer to do the Samba with him. our Christmas. Their other vacaThe a f t e r n o o n movies of Brazil tion is in March, the Mardi-Gras. showed it to be a rich agricultural


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Miss H a w e s was endeavoring to teach h e r e l e m e n t a r y education s t u d e n t s m a n u s c r i p t writing, b u t looking o v e r the class I w a s f i r m ly convinced t h a t one girl definitey p r e f e r r e d the P A L M E R method. Then I scurried t h r o u g h t h e p a r tition into P r o f . V a n d e n b o r g h ' s class. T h e r e stood t h e P r o f , asking Glenna Gore in w h a t class she had d r a w n the lovely picture on h e r lab notes. Glenna is quite a n a r t i s t . If the P r o f , had only seen the pictures she d r e w the n e x t day he'd a p p r e c i a t e h e r talent. You know, I j u s t can't understand w h y the J u n i o r girls a r e so never seen such a n a t t e n t i v e class. I t does seem f u n n y w h a t some people d o f o r a t t e n t i o n . I would Kave sworn t h a t Viv Dykema dropped h e r pencil on purpose j u s t to see w h e t h e r P r o f . Osterhaven would pick it up o r not. Oh, yes, I happened to pass through P r o f . McLean's class and couldn't help o v e r h e a r i n g him s a y t h a t t h e y o u n g e r generation is bett e r t h a n t h e last. Somehow I don't think he h a s a n y f r e s h m e n classes o r he wouldn't s a y such a thing. Frosh such as Bill Miedema, Don ICvers, a n d Tony F r e d e r i c k s certainly d o n ' t show p r o p e r respect to their elders (upper-classmen). H i s t o r y classes a l w a y s seem to i n t r i g u e m e somehow. One d a y last week, I h e a r d iMiss Ross explaining to J u n e D a r r e s s about a Latin s t u d e n t who d i d n ' t p r e p a r e his ass i g n m e n t . I t seems t h e P r o f , called on the fellow to r e a d a n d t h e felow not d a r i n g t o a d m i t t h a t he was "lessonless" s t a r t e d out. I - I - I put, I p u t — I p u t — I p u t m y - m y - m y a r m s — I p u t m y a r m s — I p u t my

F r i d a y "evening T h e s a u r i a n Society welcomed e i g h t new pledges into a charmingly decorated room. The p r o g r a m , u n d e r t h e direction of Marian Dame, centered a b o u t three points of t h e creed, " S e r v ice, Friendship, a n d Devotion." Marian Slinn o f f e r e d a p r a y e r , a f t e r which Lynn L u n d b e r g spoke to us on t h e service we can do to others. T h e value of f r i e n d s h i p s was the theme of M a r t h a Van Sauns impressive t a l k ; and Alida Kloosterman's short dissertation on our loyalty and devotion to our society, our college, our country, and our God will long be remembered by T h e t a G a m m a Pi members. Marian Dame then s a n g "Oh Love, T h a t Wilt N o t Let Me Go." The president of the society, Marian Mastenbrook, pinned the new pledges; Phyllis Darrow, Barbara Archer, B e r t h a Hellenga, Bonnie Zanbergen, K a t h r y n Lock, Freda Van Bergen, Edith Herline and Doris Opie. T h e T h e s a u r i a n s then s a n g their sorority song, a f t e r which a light lunch was served by Lillian Sikkema, Anne Fikse and Betty Timmer.

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A. DpJonge followed. "The original plan was to raise an endowment of |10,000 and over one hundred pledged o n e . h u n d r e d dollars, payable in ten years. In the meantime, money was raised each year to pay t h e current salary. Drive Discontinued "Due to the depression the mission drive was discontinued f o r several years. When the school no longer functioned with a complete high school p r o g r a m and curriculum, 'Hope Hostel,' the dormitory for students, became the recipient of the money raised. "In 1938 the d r i v e was resumed as p a r t of the 50th Anniversary of the A r a b i a n Mission. One thousand dollars w a s raised f o r the work of Dr. J o h n Van E s s in A r a b i a . "Since then, t h e projects have differed y e a r by y e a r for our missionary work both domestic and foreign. Recent projects have been f u r n i s h i n g s f o r a church in Chiapas, Mexico, books f o r t h e library of Southern N o r m a l School, Brewton, Alabama a n d the library of Annville I n s t i t u t e . A m o u n t s Raised "The a v e r a g e a m o u n t raised the last few years h a s been a b o u t $600. Last year, however, t h e amount for Brewton reached $737.50. This y e a r the s t u d e n t s and f a c u l t y outdid a n y t h i n g since t h e depression by r a i s i n g over $1,000 . f o r the Medical College."

a r m s around — around h e r - h e r - h e r neck. Completely floored the student finally a d m i t t e d he h a d n ' t gone a n y f a r t h e r . The P r o f , replied, "Well, I t h i n k you w e n t f a r enough." I wonder if t h a t ' s really what P r o f . T i m m e r teaches in Latin, if so m a y b e I'd b e t t e r enroll. I could easily t a k e t h e course f r o m my f r o n t doorway which is right behind his desk. I also visited P r o f . H i n g a ' s Ancient History c l a s s — I a l w a y s wondered why s t u d e n t s enjoyed his classes so much. Now I know— it's the Prof, himself. While I was there, Lt. C a v a n a u g h came in and asked if t h a t w a s his Ancient History class. Coach looked us all over and finally asked, "Do they look a n c i e n t ? " Oh, d e a r , I m u s t stop, Suzy. The 12:00 whistle j u s t blew a n d now I can dash down t o t h e K o f f e e Kletz and g r a b up a f e w c r u m b s without being bothered.




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Addresses Hopeifes Dr. Santos certainly should get credit from the State Department for advancing Pan-American relations l(H)'/f void and entertaining, he took Hope's campus by storm. Besides being a doctor he demonstrated the intricacies of the "samba" to a very appreciative audience. A r t h u r Murray couldn't have done a better job. And f r e e of jharge, too.


Ruth Bartholomew: 1 really don't like dates. Luella Pyle: Now let's get behind this and give it some real pep. Hill ()ee: Yes, she is quite photogenic. Ellene Bosland: This is a stupid waste of time. Bill Miedema: Haw, haw, haw. Coach Hinga: Now you men who came in late can get the notes from any one of these pretty girls. Dot Huizenga: I want to "Warren" you about him. Bill from Brooklyn: I'm psychoneurotic. Marge and Joldy: We can't go to that movie, we have to save our money for Mexico. Jack I'ontier: Now that Connie and 1 keep company, I'll make the basketball team for sure.

His home town is romantic Bahia in Brazil. The popular song written about Bahia gives one an inkling of Brazil's lure and Dr. Santos recommended it — and Brazil, coo. He likes the United States very much although he has only been here since August. He'd like to stay here longer but his fellowship to Ann Arbor, gotten through the Institute of International Education of New York, terminates in a year. Then he is going to return to Bahia where professional duties await him.

He came to the United States to learn the English language and acAl Rypstra: Now when my girl quaint himself with our Public graduated. Health program and find out how Joyce Sibly: It just takes all the we treat problems along said lines. joy out of life. He is the first one in his family Dean Lichty: Now, girls, if this who has come to the states. He originally learned English were a mixed class. Don Ingham: They did it this from-Dr. Baker, a Reformed misway at the University of Michigan. sionary to Brazil. He thought ht knew all about our language until Ruth Ellison: Oh. honey baby. he hit a southern accent. He's alJohnny Parsons: This week I'm most completely Americanized now. going steady with — ? — He saw a football game in Ann Peg Bakelaar: I'm sorry, I can't Arbor the other day and thought it go. I just haven't the time. was great. If a few more men Roger P a t t e r s o n : Martha is now from Bahia come to Holland we'll a Private in the WAC's but we're want our own airline route to looking forward to her return soon Brazil. to Hope. Dr. Dimnent: I don't like to use the phrase, "rank and file" because Varied Devotions Show they're usually too rank and too Belter Chapel Attitude file. Glenna Gore: This isn't being We should like to compliment done according to Robert's Rule the members of the faculty who of Order. led our morning devotions during Marian Hanna: Fingers were last week. It can be very easy to made before forks. let our services become routine afBunny Goff: When are we going fairs. The presentation of excerpts to have chocolate pie a g a i n ? from the Book of Job by Dr. E. Don Everse: You won't begrudge me this little water, I'm the speak- Dimnent was especially fine. Chapel

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Venezuelan Scholar Visits on Campus Vivacious and attractive Miss Alvarez was born in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Here she was educated and t a u g h t Spanish g r a m m a r for seven years before she came to the United States. An American librarian in Caracas interested her in library work. She applied for a fellowship and received it. She calls it "luck," but we know better A f t e r studying library science at the University of North Carolina for a year, she chose to work at the University of Michigan for her ma s te r s which she will obtain in '-Ki. She has a sister who teaches Spanish at Northwestern University. When Miss Alvarez has received her Masters degree and has ioured the country to see our libraries, she and her sister plan to return to Caracas to teach and emalj a m a t e library science with part of the national library. She is a great progressive thinker, a realist and a d r e a m e r . These ittributes, combined with her great .ove for Venezuela, make her highv dvnamic and resourceful. Miss Alvarez enjoys the freedom our •ountry o f f e r s women and a f t e r ibis year in the s t a t e s she thinks in English now. She happened to .•emark, "I'm not perfect, but much )etter than when 1 first came and could no', understand "llow-do-you -lo!" Our small college is "lovely" and our President Luhbers and his Aife are "darlings" to her. With her unlimited amount of enthusiasm she invited us all to visit her beloved Venezuela. We accept with pleasure Senorita.

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Anyone inter- hospital. A f t e r six weeks of unested in singing ma\ join the choir ceasing labor, he contracted a pri mary tuberculosis infection that at -1 p. m. on Wednesdays. A would have kept him from finishlarge ^roup w ill also sing this ora- ing his studies. torio at Kalamazoo on December Life at Combloux is run directly 14. If interested please sign up by the students. A f o r m e r student who served with distinction in the now. Did you know th:'.t Mr. Cavan- resistance forces is in charge of the Chalet, and a medical attendaugh will be back second semester? for The


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18, N. Y. Al- student committee of five members. Student co-operation is also eviready 50 students, mostly from an early morning date at the high Paris, are spending from one t(. dent in the self-help association school. By the way, if anyone has three months in the quiet, invigor- formed by members of the house gypsy blood in his veins, we'd apto assist the less f o r t u n a t e ones a t i n g mountain atmosphere. preciate a little assistance on one either by financial contributions or During the German occupation number. The question is should we university life in France was ren- by aiding them in finding resources. yell " h e y l " at the end — or not? dered nearly impossible. Curricu- Also f o r a g i n g expeditions have Mr. Chopin is enjoying g r e a t lum and professors were s t r i c t l j been organized to supply certain popularity in Musical Arts Club. regulated. The Vichy governmen; scarce foods like milk and e g g s for The last meeting was very success;hose needing special nourishment. called up a large proportion of tlu ful and will be continued this The French youths who come to student population for deportatior month. All music students on the ihe Chalet get an opportunity to to Germany. Many escaped am. campus are urged to attend — it's recover from the terrible ordeals joined the French Forces of th« especially for you. The programs of w a r t i m e and to readapt themInterior ( F T I ) . Others did forcec are planned for fellows too, so let's selves to normal life. A social and labor in German work camps oi see more of you out in November. cultural program is conducted to received prison sentences. As a Don't forget about the concert avoid mental stagnation and to result of such hardships and th< series in (I. R. It is especially good stimulate constructive thought for severe food shortage, most stu this year, and well worth the time the f u t u r e . A music g r o u p giving dents today a r e rundown in healtl and effort. A series of organ reweekly phonograph concerts, a and s u f f e r from nervous disorders citals will start in November in•hoir and a photography club have undernourishment and weakenec including E. Power Biggs, Schrierbeen formed. In addition, study resistance to infection. er, and Fennings. If you're intergroups discuss political issues and The Combloux Chalet is able t( ested, see Mrs. Snow. the problems to be faced in reprovide proper medical treatmeni "orming university life. The first Vesper oi" the year — for students before they return t< a Christmas o n e — w i l l Ik- held in their studies. Typical among th« The Combloux Rehabilitation ones already back in school aftei December. It has become a tradiJen ter has proved its worth by tion, since the first one was held a stay at Combloux is a nineteen- liding in the physical recovery of year-old medical student, who on December 7, I'.Ml. and the prostudents and helping them through while Caen was a center of fight ceeds are donated to the Red Cross. ing, shouldered the whole burdei jo-operative living to prepare for Monday, November lli. Professor The choir has started rehearsals of nursing 180 patients at the Caet ruture studies. It has also rnyearly travels in a few weeks with

was noticeably better that day. leged to hear Dr. Richard Ouder- It'll seem good to have Prof, Miss Ross: It's a man's world. Mary Young: I'll do that too, The unusual cannot always be ex- sluys, who is professor of New around again. And wait'll the Freshmen see himIII pected, but we do appreciate some Testament Language and Stud*.. yet, once a little minute. That's the Music Box for now, Elsie Parsons: Oh kids, guess variation. Monday, November II', Dr. Dim- kids. Mon- next time. "who I have a date with. nent will be the s pe a ke r and on Doris Opie: I'm forever blowing Tuesday, Elaine Meeusen of the bubbles. YW and John DeVries of the YM Dick Van Doren: You're the only will lead us in morning worship. (Continued from P a g e 1) girl I've ever loved. Bobby Bilkert: But, darling, this Factor and Its Importance to Huis only platonic. manity." Personal experiences were Miss Nowlen: Are you asking me related, thus bringing the topics for a date, Mr. R y p s t r a ? nearer to realization. A brief disRuth Bonga: I never see my cussion followed the presentation parents, they're in Florida. of each topic. Gus Levy: I don't like the taste Plans for the f u t u r e hold promof this lipstick. ises of interesting speakers, which Ess Bogart: Tonight I'll weah make it possible to hold open meetmy fawthah's pajahmas. Ralph Cornell: Now, 1 come from ings for any who wish to attend.

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Viewpoint of Albion Pleiad on Societies INDIAN SUMMER

Favors Abolishing Informal initiations

As the summer slowly fades away Before the cold sets in to stay There's a time called Indian summer And it might as well be spring.

In our e f f o r t to present various


before we feel them fit to become viewpoints concerning the abolish- an active? ing of sororities we are reprinting excerpts f r o m the Albion Pleiad: To us, the banning of Greek letter groups f r o m a campus solves no problem.

No matter what or

where the school, the absence of fraternities would only mean the substitution of another type of organization, because students will naturally divide into groups of some sort, official or not. So basically it's all the same difference, except that each type of group has certain advantages and disadvantages—which in our opinion more or less balance each other, and we could go on record as picking the f r a t e r n i t y system as the Ipsser of two evils.

In other words, by the time we are going to initiate a member, we know him well enough to tell that he is a good sport, so that justification of the hazing practiced by fraternities and sororities seems stretching the point. Besides, taking some of the actives "little jokes" would prove the character of no one; in fact if the initiate rebelled, t h a t would be more a sign of his worth, in our opinion.

CONTEMPLATIONS Should I be an Introvert A flower on the wall Watching life go by me And enter not at all? Or should I be an extrovert In the center of the crowd And not see all life's teachings For they're covered with a shroud? I guess I'll be a wallflower And try to recollect Then enter in the crowd With a larger intellect. Ruth J . Quant.






When the sky above is blue and clear And even though the winter's near The air is warm as a summer breeze And it might as well be spring.

Along with these more gruelling traditions are the comparatively harmless and silly parts of the initiation. We cannot condemn these on any other grounds than that they are merely childish and, as we had the idea t h a t college was \ place where parents sent their children with the hope that they tome home a little more grown up, we figure someone might be disillusioned.

Hut all this is only leading up to the subject for the week: With informal and formal initiations scheduled soon, the more eager acIf social fraternities are suptives are thinking in terms of posed, as their constitutions state, "Boy will I get her (or him) dur- U) be organized to build better pering 'Heck w e e k ! ' " 10ns and to promote friendships, . Did you ever wonder what the where in this program does the usual informal initiation practices informal initiation f i t ? It certainon campus accomplished? We did, ly doesn't endear the head hazers and use the following logic to ex- to any of their brothers or sisters plain our doubts. If we have chosen >or does it show college professome friends to be included in our sors, parents and other thinking Greek letter group, is it necessary adults that we in school are proto see them beat their heads gressing to any sort of satisfactory against a wall for a whole week naturity.


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IN Ifatita, Homecoming week-end is now a pleasant memory and all dorm students can retire in nice clean ( ? ) rooms (result of open house) and study for the remainder of the semester. (Nice thought anyway wasn't i t ? ) The Frosh-Soph pull was really wonderful. Congrats and liniment for the Frosh. My heart went out for Mr. TaniH when he gently descended the bank of Black River and slowly placed his foot in the tepid water. Sophomores, however, can claim one victory for the week-end. That gleam you see in Ruth Harmeling's eye is simply a reflection of the solitaire on her third finger left hand. He's at U. of M. now. Congratulations are also in order for Ruth Talman. Her theme song is Caledonia since receiving the Red Cross telegram stating she was runner-up in a "pin-up girl" contest among the G.I.'s on New Caledonia. Halloween has left us for another year. It was a beautiful night whether you viewed it a la Rollins Park — a s did Bill and Libby and Dick Wise and Tommy; a la Modele as did Johnny Parsons and Ivouise Rove or simply viewed — 3 8 did I. Van Vleck has installed a new shower system as result of the evening. SYSTEM . . . Vou stand down below a window and some friend throws a couple of pails of water on you. It's wet anyway, isn't it Midge and T r u d y ?

again. This time it's Irving Heilinga. (He used to go here but is now under the employment of the United




yet. Ike Demian was home by New York for a few days. Did you notice how sleepy she is? Reason? She studies on the train in order to keep her class work up. Now that's an intelligent girl. Well, friends now that the Frosh girls have named their club and the Tri Alpha fellows have enjoyed quest


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"Gotta be this or t h a t " — but Congress hasn't decided as yet. And John Q. Public hasn't stated his ayes or nays either. What is your opinion concerning the subject of Compulsory Military Training f o r 18-year-olds? Some think the plan will lead to militarism, others believe it will build strong moral as well as physical strength, and still others find it difficult to take a stand for fear t h a t science may change f u t u r e w a r f a r e entirely. Then, too, the plan worked splendidly in Russia and even in Germany; but it failed in France. Perhaps a definite statement of the blueprint of the plan is needful at this point. It is estimated that 1,200,000 youth in our country will reach the military age of 18 each y e i r . Of this amount 225,000 are expected to be rejected because of complete physicaf or mental incapabilities. The a r m y will claim approximately 700,000 men and the navy 275,000 men. Aptitude tests will be administered upon entrance to help placement problems. Each trainee will receive excellent medical care during his service. Cadet uniforms will undoubtedly be issued to distinguish the trainees f r o m those in the regular army and navy. The first nine weeks of the program will be devoted to basic training. Specialized training will follow with stress placed on the technical aspects of modem warfare. Three hours each week will be spent on physical training. A f t e r the one required year of training the cadets will have the opportunity to continue their training and to pass on to Officers' Candidate School a f t e r which they will become reserve Second Lieutenants. They also may receive reserve commissions through college ROTC units which will be conducted a t a post-graduate military level. For the first four or five y e a r ; of the program equipment t h a t is left over from this last war will be used. Thus the cost per trainee will be about $1,450. A f t e r these first years the cost will be increased to about $2,000 per trainee.

One of the most unique birthday spreads of the year was held this past week. The party was first in Frieda \ an Bergen and Minnie Te Ronde's room for food and chatter, then to Alida Keizer and Bertha Helienga's room for food and chatter and finally to Dot Huizenga and Shirley Knowl's room for (you guessed it) food and chatter. Marian Korteiing has scored


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Varsity Basket Ball Begins As Schouten, Hinga Start Developing Athletic Talent Lt. Alvm Vandenbush Returns t o Hope; Replaces M. Hinga as Athletic Coach Two major events have taken place in Hope's sports department in the past weeks. The first of these is the fact that after a lapse of two seasons, Hope is once again getting a basketball squad together. Last week Carnegie gym was a scene of activity as men from local and distant parts of the country came together to develop into a team. Trainer Jack Schouten will take the boys in hand for about three weeks to get them in shape and then Coach Hinga will take over. Talent Reports Among the thirty fellows t h a t turned out were Dick Van Doren, Ralph Cornell, Bill Brown, Milt Peterson, Gerard Van Heest, Dan Hakken, Dick Wise, Bill Hoekinga, Don Ingham, John Parsons, Gene Rothi, and James Yuk. Others were Paul Tanis, Bill Miedema, Jack Stegeman, Phil Meengs, John Smallegan and Charles Zeerip, all from outside of Holland. Local talent included Simon Sybesma, Clarence Hopkins, Bob Burton, Don Rinkes, Clair Van Liere, Ken Zuverink, Collins Ottipoby, Lloyd Heneveld, J a y Petter, Roger Kempers, Jim Klomparens and J a y Weener. A schedule has not yet been set up but officials of the college are working on a card for twelve games or more. New Coach The second event in the sports department was the announcement of Dr. Lubbers that Hope was to have a new coach. The new coach who will take Coach Hinga's place, is Lt. Alvin W. Vandenbush. Vandenbush will return to his Alma Mater which he left in 192f). His life from 1929 on has been filled with sport work . He graduated from Hope a f t e r earning three letters in football, two in basketball and one in track. From Hope he went to Bessemer where he assisted the coach in football and coached junior high basketball. From 1930 until 1937 he was head

coqch at Grandville High school, and in 1938 and 1939 along with his football, baseball and basketball coaching at Grandville, he assisted the coach at Davis Tech in football. Then he went to South High in Grand Rapids and developed highly capable teams which won the city championship in 1939 and 1940. In February, 1943, Lt. Vandenbush entered into his Naval career. He saw active duty on merchant ships as a gunnery officer in the Atlantic. He received his discharge from the Navy on October 10, 1945, and took up his duties here at Hope November 1. We of the Anchor Sports Department put out our best welcome mat and wish you, Coach Vandenbush, the best of luck iiuthe f u t u r e sport activities.

In+ramural Basketball Begins Monday Evening Jack Schouten announces that men's intramural basketball will and league standings will be combegin Monday evening, 7:00-9:00. Definite teams will be formed, piled and published. Jimmy Muddel is the student member in charge. All men on the campus are invited to try their luck at "swishers" and free throws.

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. . . . by Karsten Well, hello there, here I am again, your loyal, little Kibitzer on the go as usual . . . You know I've really got a completely blank mind when it comes to telling you anything this week . . . But here goes anything . . . Speaking of anything, reminds me of a little something . . . We have our own f p r m of Kamikaze on the campus . . . I t is in the form of dynamite called a "suicide Blonde" . . . I t is usually seen whizzing in the direction of the Commons Room or Zwemer Hall . . . For f u r t h e r "info"* see Paul Tanis . . . Speaking of " i n f o " reminds me of all the fellows "out f o " basketball this season . . . As you all know, but if you don't I'm telling you now, this year Hope is resuming basketball in its Sports program . . . There is quite a crowd of returned vets who are out f o r the team this year and although this is the first year in a long while t h a t Hope has had a basketball team and we are all sure t h a t it will make an excellent showing in the games to come . . . Speaking of things to come reminds me of things gone by . . . Ah blessed week t h a t was . . . No "pots" . . . What a relief . . . Your reporter noticed t h a t the Sophs didn't have much to say a f t e r Saturday's dip . . . I have nothing but praise to offer to the Frosh team . . . Under Don Ingham's direction and with help from Van Loo's Vamps the team did a record job in a record time . . . Speaking of time . . . did anyone notice the short time it took the Frosh to clean up the gym a f t e r the banquet? . . . Could be that most of the fellows had dates a f t e r ? . . . Well, it's possible . . . Anyway the porch of Beach Cottage was mighty full a t about half a minute to twelve . . . Speaking of Beach reminds us of the other houses . . . As usual this year the thirty-first of October was Halloween . . . Has been for some time now . . . Anyway Zwemer Hall looked like it had been hit by a cyclone . . . It seems some of the fellows were out celebrating in the old-fashioned method . . . Bicycles were found in trees or just not found, and you'd never know there is a soap shortage when you walked over to Van Raalte . . . Something overheard while listening creatively, as we are t a u g h t in speech, was t h a t one girl was playing on the roof of one of the houses looking for an innocent victim to soak with a pail of water which seemed standard equipment with her . . . Don't ask me who . . . I didn't get the name . . . Speaking of standard equipment reminds me of the little item t h a t was put on the fire at the Pep Rally . . . Wherever did the Frosh get i t ? . . . It seems to me that someone would notice the loss but as yet no w a r r a n t has come out for the arrest of , . But t h a t would be telling . . . Anyway the fire was still burnnig Saturday night 'cause when we were coming down the steps from Beach Cottage there was smoke still coming from the logs . . . W h a t was I doing at Beach? . . . Well . . . I . . . But speaking of Beach Cottage . . . You know, girls live there . . . Was it ever clean during open house . . . When we went through one of the rooms though, there was some of that stuff over the door . . If the glove fits, put it on . . . Shakespooke . . . or some other long-hair . . . Speaking of long hair and stuff connected with, the other day in the Koffee Kletz, "Spike" had a great time telling us w h a t logic was . . . Do you really know " S p i k e ? " . . . Speaking of knowing . . . Does anyone know why "Zuvie" blushes and smiles shyly whenever he is called " h a r p e r ? " . . . It's an interesting case . . . One of the most interesting in our files . . . Not t h a t t h a t has anything to do with it . . . Speaking of anything reminds us of the drawn faces that appeared at the Tri-Alpha meeting last Friday night which shall go down in immortal pages as "Quest Night" . . . It wasn't too bad though and everyone got back safe . . . (One moment of silence f o r those departed) . . . and in their right minds . . . It's not myself I'm worried about Mr. Psychiatrist, it's my wife Josephine, and couldn't I be Teddy Roosevelt this week, the institution is rather short of them and they've got so many Napoleons . . . This past week h a s been . . . You-know-what-Sherman-said-war-was-week, and the prospective freshmen members of Tri-Alpha came through the seat of many a tweed and plaid . . . Well, well, imagine . . . All this from a blank mind . . . Think of what I could do if I had some grey matter . . . And speaking of matters reminds me of a little unfinished one . . . My French . . . And since I am supposed to, quote, "Study nights," end of quote, I shall retreat swiftly and bid you a dew. Aw resivoir . . .


" S u m m e r — t h a t old Indian Summer—the tear t h a t comes a f t e r June-time laughter." You all know the song and you. all know the setting. It's the time when it's great to be living. . Most of the birds have taken their winter,tour.south, but a few are still left and you can hear them chattering in a high pitched soprano, over the latest gossip from their wooded hideaways. The squirrels are taking their pre-winter outings and, having stripped the -trees of all possible vitamins, they can find nothing better to do than play hideand-seek around the piles of leaves. Autumn — a time for wienieroasts and hikes, football games, crowds and cheering, hay-rides and baseball in the empty lot, study and play. It's a season of colors— a mixture of the ethereal with the physical . . . red leaves . . . bright sweaters . ,. . flared skirts . . . strolling couples . . . blue skies . . . crunching leaves . . . caressing breeze . . . and a beautiful vague feeling of happiness. Autumn is the season the poets love to write about. And why not? I should think even a bookworm would want to turn nature loving when they hear the wind rustle softly through half-naked trees as the falling leaves wave a graceful good-bye to their summer home en route to Mother Earth. Autumn was made for the artists too. It's amazing to me that a swish of a brush, a dab here and there can make tangible an autumn scene with its varying green, and amber all merged into one heterogeneous whole. It doesn't take a painter or an artist to love nature in the fall — the subtle grandeur of white billowy clouds moving slowly across the blue horizon like a herd of snow white sheep being guided by some unknown, unseen shepherd; the playful whirlpool of leaves caught in a wind current to finally settle over the yet green





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