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Hope College — Holland, Michigan

November 20, 1959

Orchestra Plays Concert Monday The 72 member Hope College Orchestra will present a concert, featuring Mr. Schaberg as horn soloist, Monday, November 23, at 8:15 in the Chapel. The major work of the evening will be the Symphony Number Three, entitled the "Rhenish" Symphony by the 19th century German composer, Robert Schumann. The symphony is well known for its abundance of melody and interesting use of the orchestra's instruments.

Jo/son Story Tomorrow Alcor presents The Jolson Story tonight at 8:45 p.m. in the chapel. The technicolor film stars Larry Parks and Evelyn Keyes.

IN SPITE OF UNCERTAIN TRAVELING CONDITIONS caused by the first snow of the season, many parents came from for and wide to attend the last game of the season, and atttend the "Mom and Dad's Day" activities on Saturday, November 14th. Here in Durfee a delicious buffet ham dinner awaited all "Hopeite" families in the Juliana room which was filled to capacity throughout the serving hours from 5:00 until 7:00. As a fitting conclusion to the day, a Student Talent Show was given in the Music Auditorium which featured performances by individuals or groups from the campus.

For 25c reserve your copy of the Hope College Literary Magazine, O p u s to be published in May.

Plans For New Musical In Christmas Program Gian-Carlo

prise the shepherds chorus and Miss Diane Claussen and Mr. Subscription possible only ors," and Christmas portion^oJ^ Robert Fisher will perform the the week a f te r Thanksgivpeasant dance. ing recess at the same time " sentecTat the choral Christmas The forty-piece orchestra will as M i l e s t o n e subscripprogram. also be members of the Hope tion. Beginning at 8:00 P.M. on College Orchestra. This debut December 14 in the Civic Center performance f o r Hope College by the Hope College Music De- of "Amahl" will be under the partment, this program is a de- direction of Dr. Morrette Rider. parture from the traditional Mrs. Roger Rietberg, soprasingular performance of the no of Holland, will join the "Messiah" during the Yuletide leads f r o m "Amahl" for the season. singing of the solo portions in The group of soloists for the "Messiah." The joint voices "Amahl" is the same cast that of the Chapel and Chancel has been seen and heard by mil- choirs, plus other interested The Hope College Chapter of lions for the past nine years students, will provide the chorthe S.N.E.A. will be the host over the National Broadcasting us. Dr. Robert Cavanaugh will for the first regional meeting System television network. conduct this portion of the perof the state college chapter. The They include: Rosemary Kuhl- formance. meeting will be held on Novemman. Kirk Jordan, Andrew McTickets will be required for ber 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Kinnley, David Aiken, and Leon the first time this year. They in the music building. Ishler. Sixteen members of the wil cost $1.50 for adults, and Students from Western MichHope Chapel Choir will com- $1.00 f o r students. igan University, Kalamazoo College, Nazarath College, and Benton Harbor Community College will be attending.

Regional S.N.EA


After an informal coffee during the registration hour, Mrs. Willis Bos, a teacher of Western Michigan, will speak on the topic "Stairway to Their Stars." Two groups will discuss the topics "Chapter Programs" and "Chapter Projects." These groups will be led by a student from either Western or Nazarath. Members of the Hope faculty will serve as resource people. Gloria Linscott is serving as chairman f o r this special meeting, with Judy Van Leeuwen, Ruth Mokma, and Greg Bryson aiding her on the committee. Officers of the Hope chapter are: President, Marcia Wiersma; Vice-president, Lloyd Tinholt; Secretary-treasurer, Anita Vanden Berg.

The Jolson Story is the first of a series of movies to be shown periodically throughout the year by Alcor. The series will be varied, showing films from a gay, contemporary musical to a classic in movie production. Selling food in the dormitories every Wednesday evening is another one of the many activities Alcor sponsors.

When you see snow bits scattering down more days than not, when you find early Santas showing their rosy faces in shops and magazines. When you stumble over suitcases in every hall and hear a note of anticipation in dining room conversations. When you finally shut your German book a f t e r seventh hour Wednesday, forgetting all the complexities and f r u s t r a tions of school, if only f o r four days — this is vacation time. When you wake up in your very own room, when you eat breakfast at 10:00 A.M. in your pajamas, as you play "hide and

seek" with little brothers on chill November afternoon and find that your dog doesn't care at all if you don't have a three point average. When you help do the dishes without complaining and whip real potatoes until your arms ache. When you t r y covertly to discover whether your f a t h e r wants golf balls or hand knit socks (he won't get them anyway!) f o r Christmas, When you are an "alumnus" at the big football game and don't even open the Sane Society, When the aroma of chocolate cake fills every corner and the only bell ringing is the doorbell.

The Orchestra is a member of the American Symphony Orchestra League and the Michigan Civic Orchestra Association. Students and public are invited to attend the concert. There is no admission charge.

The Alcor Honor Society was formed in the fall of 1937. It took the place of the Senior Girls Association. The primary purpose of the society is to f u r t h e r scholarship, leadership and service among the women students of Hope College. In order to be a member of Alcor the woman student must excel in these qualities. P a r t of the proceeds from Alcor projects go to an Alcor scholarship given each year to a worthy sophomore girl. The officers of Alcor are: President, Betty Fell; Vice President, Greta Weeks; Secretary, Cynthia Vandermyde; Treasurer, Judy Van Dyke. Other members are Nancy Boyd, Lorraine Hellenga, Diane Sluyter, Barbra Emmich, Edna Hollander, Joan Schroeder, and Carol Rylance. Alcor advisors are Mrs. Snow and Miss Protheroe.

ApproachingThanksgiving Vacation Promises to Bring Relief and Fun by Jan Riemersma

Mr. Schaberg, who joined the Hope music faculty this fall as Band Director and Instructor of Brass instruments, will play the Second Concerto f o r F r e n c h Horn and Orchestra by Mozart. Other portions of the program, which will be under the direction of Dr. Rider, will include two excerpts from the opera "Merry Mount" by Howard Hanson, whose Symphony No. 2 was performed by the orchestra last year, and a set of Five Russian Folk Dances by Louis Gesensway.

heralding the arrival of homecoming friends. When you are completely happy and relaxed, — this is home. When you gather together around the familiar table, serene in white linen and glowing silver, f r a g r a n t with the pungency of gravy, hot buttery rolls, the turkey, yams, and mincemeat; vivid with cranberries, relishes, and sauces; and ringed with loving faces, folded hands, and grateful hearts, When you realize the presence and marvel of abundant blessi n g s — this is Thanksgiving. " F o r these and all Thy gifts of love, we thank Thee, Lord, and give Thee praise."


Faculty Quartet Plays Sunday The first Hope College faculty recital of the 1959-'60 season will be held Sunday afternoon, November 22, at 4:00 in the music auditorium. The program will feature three ensembles. First, will be String Quartet by Schumann, played by Morrette Rider, violin, W a n d a Nigh Rider, violin, Charles King, viola, and Peter Kleynenberg, cello. Second, will be theSonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor by Chopin, and played by Peter Kleynenberg, cello and Anthony Kooiker, piano. A new ensemble of some members of the music faculty this year, will close the program with Cassazione for Woodwind Quartet by Mozart. This ensemble will consist of Terril Zylman, oboe, Arthur C. Hills, clarinet, Albert Schaberg, horn, and LeRoy Martin, bassoon.

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Stimulated Often? Are you class conscious — or rather, are you conscious when in class? Have you been enlightened, excited or intrigued by your classes lately or has the dulling drabness of the Van Raalte ritual reappeared? Within the first few days of college, even the bright student will discover that classes inevitably come to order with dissected descriptions of the next day's assignments — after which the role is called (an imperative process which requires that those who have no desire to learn be present to force their "philosophy" upon their peers). The remaining moments of the class are found to be devoted to the painstaking task of resurrecting the day's assignment as developed in the text (which is assumed to be the Divine Authority from which any refreshing deviations tend to be regarded as heresy). It is said that this is the pattern which must be followed. Parents are helping their children through college and parents demand assurance that their money buy constructive results. Thus the traditional order of conducting classes is arbitrarily flaunted across the C a t a l o g u e and the campus, leaving the genuine student with a vexing problem. p . Should h e conscientiously repanng master his lessons when they For CloSS be rehashed — rechewed — and then spoon-fed in class — should he ignore the assignments so that class might be interesting — or should he use the class hour profitably in the library — or (even!) in the Kletz? Successful Some professors falsely assume that successful classes Classes are the ones with the largest amounts of active student discussions. Others think that volumes of homework will produce desirable results. In the first instance, it seems that the purpose of lectures should be to provoke thought — not to polish a glib tongue. As for homework, three hours spent laboriously copying the United States Constitution will never have the significance of one hour of intense research on matters which determine the actual character of the Constitution — as Presidential attitudes or Supreme Court decisions. Quality rather than quantity needs to be stressed in assigning home work as well as in developing lectures. Presumably professors are acquainted with the details of their field. Thus there is no excuse for their careful clinging to the text. They have the ability to make education's obstacle course easier simply by bringing the products of their broad backgrounds to class. To make education a meaningful endeavor, not only the students, but the professors have to be class conscious! —A. L.

SKEPTICISM and CHRISTIANITY A person once said to me, "Christianity makes me think. I'm always living with extremes in my Christianity. I can't seem to find the right medium between the extremes of faith and questioning. For when I begin to question my religion, I feel like a skeptic and a doubter." This was only one person's view. But we must realize that there are many more who feel somewhat the same way. They seem to unconsciously be trying to place their beliefs far above and out of the reach of questioning. However, they do not realize that in doing this their religion becomes not only untouched and unaccosted but also an encased, stagnant, and useless basis for any growth or action at all. Help Faith Faith, just like all other liv" ing things, can not grow strong To GrOW if it is isolated. Paul seems to sense this same thing for he said, "Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good." "Yes, but," you may say, "doesn't all knowledge and faith come to us through the divine gift of God?" Even though this is true, does this erase the necessity for questioning? For how are we with our human and finite minds going to understand and to apply God's truth and His will except we ask ourselves what is God's will and how does it apply to me? Faith, though it is God's gift of grace, is never absolute surity. It must ever press on to greater maturity and meaningfulness. And the ally of our faith, or more exactly the purifying agent in this dynamic process, is actually our doubt and questioning, our God-given ability to separate sense from nonsense, the true from the false, the real from the unreal. Consider Moreover, we must be aware that the honest, genuine, and Both Sides constructive doubter open-mindedly considers both sides and makes sure that he has not laid his own private set of conditions beforehand. He does not waste his time on trivial questioning and fault finding. While on the other hand, the resentful and rebellious skeptic often questions merely for the sake of questioning. Some are even boastful of their doubts and when their question is answered, act resentful as if he actually did not expect or desire an answer. We should be willing to do some deep searching in the world without us and within us. For we cannot expect the answers to come from nowhere or to drop out of the sky like snow flakes. Only through personal experience and personal questioning can we find the answers and have our doubts resolved. —J, W.


November 20, 1959


Student Council Committee System Working To Bring improvements by Harold Van't Hof

During the past several years, the Hope College Student Council has been operating under a relatively new and advanced concept in student government. Adopted in 1957 and revised in 1958, the Student Council Committee System covers many areas of vital concern to the student body. These areas, broken down into five basic fields are: education, culture, religion, social, student affairs, and special committees designed to promote free exchange of ideas with other college student governments. The Educational Affairs Committee, with a membership of six student council members and chairman, deals with any educational mattter which does not

fall within the province of the faculty-student Educational Policy Committee. Perhaps its greatest responsibility lies in the right of the Committee to formulate suggested policy concerning educational problems. Processing these suggestions through the proper channels, the committee serves as the voice of student opinion. Because Hope College is a church related institution, the Religious Life Committee occupies a central position within the organizational framework. Composed of both faculty and student representatives, this committee is responsible for the entire religious program of the college community. Complaint Receivers Rare is the student who, in four years of college, never

Letter to the Editor

Advocate Kletz Opening Dear Editor, Why is the Kletz not open on week day evenings this year? We realize that the administration has been having some difficulty in finding a woman to work full-time at night. However, we feel that the need demands a more intense effort on the part of the administration in filling this position. WE UNDERSTAND THAT the purpose of opening the Kletz is not to gain profit, but rather to serve and benefit the students. Last year this project was

German Films Available Achtung! Haben Sie ein Interesse auf Deutsch? The German Consulate in Chicago is going to send to Dr. Ellert the following films which will be shown at Hope College on the dates listed below: Dec. 3 A Deutschlandspiegel B Und es begab sich C Bustelli, ein Spiel in Porzella Jan. 7 A Deutchlandspiegel B Wintersonne ueber dem Schwarzwald C Kleinod Deutscher Romantik Feb. 11 A Deutchlandspiegel B Energie und Materie C Meine alte Stadt March 3 A Deutchlandspiegel B Daseinskampf im Teich C Richard Wagner April 13 A Deutchlandspiegel B Der Flug ins Leben C Abfahrt 19 Uhr May 5 A Deutchlandspiegel B Die bayerische Alpen C Die Sorgen fuer morgen All Hope College students are invited to attend these showings free of charge. Observations made by Dr. Ellert indicate that these films will be entertaining as well as highly instructive and contain examples of extraordinary photography.

well-supported. One could go to the Kletz almost any time between the hours of eight and ten and discover that it was well-occupied. The opening of the Kletz began on a trial basis. Since it proved to be a success, it was continued. THE KLETZ SHOULD be reopened at night. One reason is the fact that the dormitory rules do not allow male students in the lounges after eight o'clock. The Kletz would provide the ideal place for a coffee date or for a visit after a date. With the coming of cold weather, it would be much more convenient to stop at the Kletz for a cup of coffee rather than making the hike downtown. With its television set, hi-fi, and congenial atmosphere, the Kletz would offer a place of relaxation and socialization for those who are taking a break from their studies. We have these good facilities —why not use them ? We of the Women's Activity League Board are very willing to offer our services and support in hopes that the Kletz will be re-opened to serve the students as soon as possible. The W.A.L. Board


voices a complaint. Under the present structure a student may do more than talk about it — he may now make it an 'official' complaint. The eight member Student Affairs Committee has the task of receiving the complaints and suggestions of the students and channeling them to the proper committee. Perhaps one of the most difficult committee appointments is the Social Committee. Not only is it the duty of this group to administer the all school parties and dances but, even more confusing, they must coordinate all of the activities of the fraternities, sororities, and other campus organizations. This committee, working properly, will eliminate the possibility of several different social functions taking place on one night. The cultural program is a basic part of the educational life of any college student. The planning and coordination of this program at Hope College is the responsibility of the Cultural Committee. Composed of five students and one faculty representative, this committee is responsible for most of the allcollege assemblies which take place from time to time throughout the college year. In addition to these five basic areas, the Council members and officers also serve on several important faculty committees as representatives of student opinion. Because the Committee System is still comparatively new, it does present some problems. According to Student Council President, Rowland Van Es, "Because the system is new, we still face, from time to time, a problem of interpretation. The entire system is still under study and further revisions in the structure may be necessary." Another problem which must be faced is the danger of important problems b e i n g "killed" in committee. The strength of the system lies with the student body. The success or failure of any phase of student government will be decided by the support we give to our elected representatives. We can no longer complain and be indifferent. The basic structure of the system is sound and potentially strong. The question is, how much do we really want to run our own affairs?

HOPE COLLEGE ANCHOR Member Associate Collegiate Press


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November 20, 1959




Rylance, Wenkie

As I See It

Hope Sends 2 Students To American University This semester, two Hope College students, Carol Rylance and Lee Wenkie are attending the American University, Washington, D.C., as participants in the Washington Semester Program. The Washington Semester is a cooperative arrangement between The American University and approximately 80 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Outstanding students from schools as Syracuse, Oberlin, Boston and Redlands spend one semester in Washington studying American national government in action. Hope College sends to Washington only those who are political science and history students. However, the University places no such restriction on its acceptance of students. It feels that all students in all fields should be allowed to receive the benefits of this program. Their policy is stated thus: We (of the University) belive in the outstanding potential for constructive citizenship in each person—whether he participates in the affairs of government as voter, lawabider, lawyer, diplomat, politician, or civil servant. We believe that the realistic picture of national and international affairs given by Washington Semester contributes substantially to the realization

of this potential for citizen leadership. Under this program, field seminars on American National Government in Action are held several times a week with government officials, prominent citizens and academic instructors. The 1959 spring Semester included seminars with James Hoffa, Teamsters' Union; Mr. Ernest S. Griffith, former director of the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress and also a noted author in the field of American Government; Jr. Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; Senator Gordon Allot of Colorado and Representative Dante B. Fascell of Florida. In addition to these seminars, students are expected to conduct a research paper on some phase of government requiring interviews and are required to attend classes on the A.U. campus. The formal program as outlined above plus the informal influence of life at the capitol of our nation makes this a worthwhile experience. Students interested in this Program should contact Dr. J. D. van Putten.

Regulate Labor For Workers' Good by Ron Chandler If I understand the word "liberal" correctly, it implies in its political connotation, one who puts concern f o r the welfare of the individual above all other political considerations. It is often difficult, however, to make humanitarian principles meaningful in an age of mass industrialization, automation, and the rise of gigantic pressure groups which exert immeasurable control over government. When the liberals' principles are grounded in outworn abstractions, the individual, whose cause they claim to espouse, suffers. •

LITTLE SNORT ON CAMPUS This is "Little Snort," an unfortunate primitive who, having been transplanted from his uncivilized environment on Yucca Flats by a nuclear blast, finds himself enrolled in Hope College. Follow "Little Snort" in his adventures while adjusting to our own college environment.

MILESTONE SUBSCRIPTIONS GO on sale Monday, November 30 in Van Raalte. The yearbook will cost $1.00. At the same time, an Opus subcription can be obtained for 25c. Both subscriptions will be sold in the Van Raalte lobby.


Disadvantages Of Organizations

My own opinion is t h a t one misses an important part of college life by not joining a f r a t e r nity. I feel t h a t my fraternity has given me many opportunities f o r satisfying my creative desires, opportunities not offered in such an abundance to a non-fraternity man. It has been, to me, a true instructor of organization. It has taught me what brotherhood actually is, and this feeling of brotherhood has to be experienced before it can be understood.

The school bulletin describes the fraternities as social organizations, and t h a t is what they seem to be, on a level with the 'Y' or a sort of male version of Women's Activity League, fostering good will and fellowship.

Granted, this analogy does not describe the feeling of brotherhood. That is an experience only a fraternity man can have, and a n o n - f r a t e r n i t y man speaking against a feeling he, himself, has never experienced is voicing only his own assumptions. —Mel Yer Steeg

This implies t h a t by offering friendship, dances, dinners, a limited society, and an occasional riot, a fraternity expects everyone to come flocking to their introductory meetings: and they do; this is what those persons must do who want to round out their social life, or simply join a fraternity. What I would like to see, and I'm sure others would too, both present fraternity members and independents, is a fraternity which doesn't depned on a social life to keep itself alive. A fraternity which would make the academic life more interesting and promote activity in areas of special--interest to srtlaller groups would be most Welcome. I would like to know if in any fraternity there is a group of fellows who have used their common ground to enter upon such popular fields as photography, amateur radio, h i g h fidelity, modeling, art work, or even stamp collecting. Each of these fields (or most of them) offers unlimited pos-


1 feel that the above statement applies to much of today's "advanced thinking" concerning the place of organized labor in our present society. The opinion that labor can do no wrong is still widely held by many of the more naive liberals who have little or no actual contact with the labor movement. I think it high time that such views be reconsidered in the light of present developments in this country.

Take Sides On Joining Fraternity

Sure, there are individuals in my fraternity with whom I seldom associate. Some of my best friends are members of other fraternities. However, the forces involved in these instances are strictly between individuals. Brotherhood, on the other hand is a group attraction made up of many individual attractions, and several repulsive forces within a group of seventy men are not nearly sufficient enough to split the main bond of brotherhood between an individual and the remaining sixty some members.

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sibilities f o r creative work and intrafraternity competition. For those who are determined intellectuals there are, at present, no opportunities to meet with others who have the same interests in such fields as philosophy, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, and many of the other fields in which one can't work entirely alone. In this school there are, I'm sure, enough people interested in many fields of knowledge to allow each fraternity to organize debates, investigations, special projects of many types to supplement the excellent athletic program. These would be much more beneficial than any general bull session where twenty-five fellows get together informally and discuss twenty-five topics in thirty minutes. Fraternities could sponsor exhibits of artistic or other value, institute collections of books or other literature and set up a library or lounge where these materials could be used. By this I don't mean we should eliminate float making, or dinners or dances, but f r a t e r nities have the responsibility of providing the students with a much greater opportunity of getting as much out of a well rounded college education as possible. —Harry Henning



No one can deny for one moment that labor's lot was once one of misery, degradation, and hopeless poverty. It was not too long ago that management, unbridled by governmental restrictions, rode roughshod over the nearly helpless mass of workingmen. Under such conditions, labor's heroic struggle to obtain the right of collective bargaining with which to gain social and economic betterment was thoroughly justifiable. Had not labor gained the basic right for which the movement fought so long and arduously, democracy could not have survived.

Today, big business has been brought under governmental regulation, while big labor continues to augment its power virtually unchecked. The recent McClellan Committee hearings have revealed to what extent labor has abused its privileges. The labor control legislation passed by the last session of Congress is a hopeful indication that we will not tolerate misuse of power by labor any more than we will tolerate misuse of power by management. Graft, corruption, and coercion of employers and employees alike, while undesirable, are not the most important criticisms that may reasonably be launched against present-day organized labor, for these abuses can be legally corrected over a period of time. *



I think that we might more profitably ask whether labor's leadership has lost a true sense of purpose. Unions were organized to achieve an objective which has largely been realized. All that is left f o r labor to do is demand higher wages. The imaginative and creative crusading spirit seems to have disappeared from among the ranks of labor's leadership. •


It would seem to me that any person, regardless of political orientation, who is sincerely interested in the rights of the individual would view with alarm the growth of union power to the point where labor can, if it so desires, gain a strangle hold on the entire economy. By constantly demanding higher wages, labor leaders are spoon-feeding workers on the idea that welfare consists merely of having more and more material benefits. At the same time, the progressing inflationary spiral puts the squeeze on fixed income groups who have no organization and no articulate spokesmen. •


The recent steel strike drives the point home. Labor, in its demands for wage increases and fringe benefits, has not only temporarily crippled an industry — it has jeopardized the economic well-being of the entire nation, as steel shortages cannot be made up f o r many months. Millions of jobs depend upon the availability of steel. We need more than legislation to curb excessive union power. Labor itself needs a new vision — a vision which will lead to a program designed to help the working man find a sense of meaning in his work. The labor union is by no means obsolete! The challenge to organized labor today lies in helping the laborer to find and appreciate human values in an industrial system which overshadows the individual and reduces him to insignificance. If labor leaders and liberals alike can accept the f a c t that labor must be regulated, and shift their attentions to the real problems facing the American worker, the outlook for labor and management will indeed be bright.

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November 20, 1959

Basketball Prospects Bright; Team Faces Hard Schedule Due to the loss ol" four of his first six regulars from last season's M.I.A.A. and N.C.A.A. Regional championship club, Coach Russ De Vette is seemingly faced with what appears to be an insurmountable rebuilding task. case.

Fortunately for followers of the Orange and

Blue hoop squads this is definitely not the

Review Football Season by Alta Garfield As the coming of the snow marked the end of the triumphant reign of Fall, so the Dutchmen's g a m e a t Riverview Park against Ohio Northern on Saturday, November 14, marked the end of Hope's 1959 football season. In looking back, one cannot help but feel it was a successful campaign. In compiling a record of 8 wins and 1 defeat for the second straight year 1 feel that this is an appropriate time to give a vote of thanks to the team. Also special thanks to coach Russ De Vette who everyone


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Hope Ends Season With 32-6 Romp by Paul Armstrong The "Flying Dutchmen" concluded the 1959 grid season in outstanding fashion last Saturday, downing Ohio Northern, 32 to 6 for their eighth victory of a highly successful season. Despite a slippery running surface and uncomfortably cold temperatures, the "Polar Bears" of Ohio Northern didn't seem to feel much at home at Riverview Park, allowing Hope to grind out 196 yards rushing and 112 yards through the air. Ty Rupp, one of the 14 seniors that played their last game for H o p e College, broke the scoring ice in the first period with an exciting twelve yard dash through a bewildered Ohio Northern secondary. BILL HUIBREGTSE, senior co-captain, a f t e r kicking six extra points in succession last week, showed that he was fallible, as his attempt went wide of the mark. Minutes later, another senior, Jerry Hendrickson, sprinted 66 yards down the sideline on a double reverse for the second score of the game. Before the visitors' defense could harden, Hope scored once more before the half, senior Duane Voskuil carrying over from the six. OHIO NORTHERN CAME back a bit stronger in the second half, resulting in theiri first and only score, a seven yard run off-tackle by Herb Strayer. Frosh Halfback Jim Shuck retaliated f o r the Dutchmen shortly a f t e r with an exciting end sweep for twenty yards and the score. A pass attempt to senior Ron Bronson f o r the PAT fell short of its mark. AT THIS POINT, Coach Russ De Vette began to shuttle the line-up, giving the underclassmen valuable game experience, the seniors some final gridiron

mold the material which they had into one of the MIAA's best football teams. Frequently one f o r g e t s the team in looking a t the Player, but I am sure anyone who has observed the past g a m e s is aware t h a t each victory was a team victory. The loss to Hilsdale was one which everyone regretted, and the players' probobly most of all. Oftentimes in losing we gain as much as we would by winning. In giving the best that they had no one can ask more of the team. To the seniors who will leave Hope in June, Saturday marked

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action, and everyone a chance to soil their clean white uniforms. Interestingly enough, t h e scoring was climaxed by the same forward pass combination that added the final touchdown against Olivet a week before. Freshman Quarterback Howie Glupker hit Frosh end Jon Schoon with a twenty yard pass to tally the season's final score, and what might be a good indication of things to come in f u t ure years for the Hope eleven.


THE OTHER CAPTAIN of the Flying Dutchmen, Senior Gene Van Dongen, whose long kick-offs usually come quite close to the opponent's goal posts, finally split the uprights, only this time on a shorter boot, as he added the conversion, to share PAT honors with co-captain Huibregtse.

In addition to those mentioned above, the Seniors who have donned the Blue and White for the last time are George Peelen, Jim Mohr, Chuck Truby, Tom Moore, Rowland Van Es,

The two r e t u r n i n g r e g u l ar s from last year's team, Co-captains Ray Ritsema and W a r r e n Vander Hill, have both been All-M.I.A.A. selections f o r the past three campaigns. Ritsema, a 6'6" tower of s t r e n g t h f r o m his pivot position and Vander Hill, a e ' l " back court operator, give DeVette a good nucleus f o r the formation of another championship contender. In addition to the duo, such able veterans as Bob Reid, Bill Vanderbilt, Daryl Siedentop, Norm Schut, Rolland Schut, Don Boyink and Rich Bakker, are returning. Also, two of last year's J.V. standouts, Ek Buys and J e r r y Hesselink will undoubtedly make their presence felt before the season is over.


As of this writing, three fine f r e s h m a n prospects also seem to have nailed down spots on the varsity squad. They are John Oosterbaan, a 6'4" all-stater f r o m Kalamazoo Christian, Jim VanderHill, a 6'3" all-city choice f r o m New York City, and Jim Hulst, a 6'4" all-county selection from Holland Christian.


TEAM MEMBERS concentrate on the game. realizes has done a tremendous job in helping to make Hope athletics what it is. Through patience, skill, and know-how both he and the men who have worked with him. Ken Weller, Gordon Brewer, have been able to use the talent and


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the close of a chapter in their lives.

For four years, they have contributed both their time and their talent in fine competition providing both enjoyment and excitement for the student body. I do not feel t h a t I am being presumptuous in saying thanks f r o m the the administration, faculty, and student body to coach Russ De Vette, his assistants and the team f o r what all of you have contributed to the Hope spirit.

The schedule this year is the most ambitious one ever undertaken by a Flying Dutchmen basketball squad. In addition to the always tough M.I.A.A. foes, of which Calvin and Alma a p p e a r best, the Dutch will face such powerful small college teams as Northern Michigan, Wheaton, Central State of Ohio, and Ball S t a t e of Indiana. College cage f a n s can look forward this season to a Hope team t h a t will operate quite differently f r o m the height-laden squads of the past few years. Great team speed, overall hustle, and t o u g h e r defense will be stressed, and this combination should provide all Hope f a n s with many evenings of fine basketball this winter.

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The Hope women's field hockey team continued its season by defeating Kalamazoo 3-2 on Tuesday and overwhelming Calvin 9-0 on Thursday. This gives Hope a 2-1 record, having been defeated by Albion earlier in the season. J e a n Schregardus, Hope's right inner, scored in the first half of the Kalamazoo match. Late in the first half Kazoo's Enid Rankin tied the match 1-1. The Dutch sparkled in the second half with Anne Wiegerink, captain and center forward, and Kathie Bakker, Holland

freshman and left inner, scoring one each. Kalamazoo's Joyce Haskagen scored for the Hornets, with the result of a 3-2 victory for Hope. The Hope women blanked Calvin's newly organized squad on the cold and snowy Hope athletic field on Thursday, 9-0. Hope's main spark plug was Anne Wiegerink, who scored three goals, while Kathie Bakker scored twice, and Pat Inardi, Joyce Tysen, Pris Wubbles and Shari Crawford scored one each. Hope was scheduled to play in Albion on Friday, but the match was called off because of the severe weather conditions.

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M.I.A.A. CROSS-COUNTRY team members prepare to begin the annual meet at the Country Club. Photo—Hale

Hope Leads MIAA All-Sports Contenders; Harriers Finish 4th In Cross-Country by Jack Jenner A fourth place finish by the H o p e College cross-country team, ascertained by a finish in' that slot at the decisive allleague meet held in Holland November 11, coupled with a second place rank gained by the Dutch football team have put Hope College into the lead for the MIAA all-sports trophy following completion of the fall events.

The harriers' seasonal performance secured them e i g h t points towards the all-sports cup while Coach Russ DeVette's gridmen picked up 12 counters. Second to Hope is defending champion Albion while Kalamazoo, Hillsdale, Calvin, Alma, Adrian, and Olivet follow in that order. In addition to the fall sports, basketball, golf, track, baseball, and tennis all figure into the

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Highlights of Season Final (Cont'd from Page 4) Ron Boeve, Chuck Coulson and John Gilmore. Senior Paul Watt, due to an unfortunate automobile accident, was unable to see action during the season, but played each game in spirit from the sidelines. The victory, which marked

the 43rd consecutive game in which a De Vette-coached team has scored, brought the final season's record to 8 wins and 1 loss, a record identical to League Champion Hillsdale's. The important difference is that Hillsdale's defeat last week by a Northern Illinois team was a non-league encounter.


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Its Not Too Early; Christmas Is Coming by Greg Bryson If you have recently passed through music building room 102 on a Wednesday afternoon between four and five o'clock, you were probably surprised or confounded by the sights and the sounds emitted from within. The nineteen students, sitting at the desks singing, or often parading in quite disorderly processions about the room, are the shepherds and shepherdesses practising for this year's presentation of Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. •


The typical problems that go along with such a production are present. However, the chorus is busily learning and memorizing the musical score and the rather difficult lyrics. Perhaps a segment of one of the chorus parts would illustrate. "Olives and quinces, apples and raisins, nutmeg and myrtle, meddlans and chestnuts—this is all we shepherds can offer you—" There is also the problem of costumes and staging. Everyone is working together, hoping someday to make the "Met." *

Enthused over many new ideas to use in the three Hope College publications, six weary travelers returned to Hope last Monday a.m. from the Associated Collegiate Press Conference held in New York City.


Attending this year's conference held at the Hotel New Yorker were Judy Eastman from the Milestone; Richard J a a r s m a and Jim Michmerhuizen for Opus; and Nancy Boyd, Louise Hunter, and Norma De Boer f o r the Anchor.

"All three publications benefitted f r o m this trip. Now we see the larger scope and importance of college publications on a national level," reported a group representative.

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The six representatives attended various conference meetings on all aspects of the college publication. Also, they heard addresses by Chet Huntly of N.B.C. News and Norman Cousins of The Saturday Review of Literature. Leaving Hope on Wednesday November 11 at 3:30, the group traveled straight to New York. They returned Sunday arriving in Holland at 4:30 a.m.

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Drum Major Aids Director In Leading Marching Band the f a n f a r e while on the field, just before the band begins marching. Many hours of difficult practice in cold weather are necessary to prepare a half-time show. Bill is a music major also, majoring in secondary instrumental music. He has had two seasons experience as drum major at Holland High. Bill also spent ten days at the Smith Walbridge Music Camp in Northern Indiana, where he studied drum majoring. The band has prepared five shows, however, because of bad weather, only three have been presented.

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Staff Begins Planning Yearbook In Order To Meet March Deadline The Milestone, an annual Junior Class project, is well on its way to completion.

Deadline Set The yearbook, completed, must be handed in in March.

WEDNESDAY 7:00- 8:00—WTAS—Hall of Wax 8:00- 9:00—Music You Want 9:00-10:00—Musical Caravan 10:00-11:00—Mood Indigo

Prince of Zeeland and Leander Wang are the Milestone's official photographers and the book is being printed by Edward Brothers of Ann Arbor.


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4:00- 5:30—Record Survey 7:00- 8:00—Music Man ,8:00- 9:00—Tunes for Friday Evening 9:00-10:00—Albums to Think On 10:00-11:00—Music Box 11:00- 1:00—Sleep Walker SATURDAY 3:00- 4:00—The Cool One 4:00- 5:30—Steppln' with Steve 7:00- 8:00—Playhouse "60" Music Hall 8:00- 9:00—Curtain Call 9:00-10:00—Saturday Night Musicade 10:00-11:30—Musical Thru-way 11:30- 1:00—Imagery

The final deadline of the yearbook is March 30, on which date the yearbook must go to press. The first deadline was last Tuesday.

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Judy Nienhuis and Judy Eastman were appointed joint edit. ors of your 1960 Milestone. Both Judies feel t h a t they are fortunate this year in having a very fine staff with which to work.

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"The conference was extremely stimulating as we exchanged ideas and received new thought from other students as well as professional people," said Nancy Boyd, Anchor editor.

The Hope production of Amahl and the Night Visitors will f e a t u r e the New York cast which has performed the opera during the Christmas season since 1956 on N.B.C. The opera along with the Christmas portions of Handel's Messiah will be presented Monday December 14 at 8:15 in the Civic Center. The Messiah chorus will consist of the combined choirs. The orcehstra will accompany the Messiah as well as Amahl. The chorus f o r the opera is specially chosen from the larger choirs. Soloists f o r the Messiah this year are Mrs. Roger Rietberg, soprano, and the guest artists who are participating in the opera.

by Tim De Young As you enjoy all the thrilling moments of a football game, you cannot help to notice all the added color t h a t is given by Hope's marching band. The excellence of their performances can be directly attributed to the hard work of every band member and the good cooperation with Mr. Schaberg, the band director, and Bill Kuyper, the drum major. Bill Kuyper, a junior at Hope, was chosen drum major at the beginning of the football season by tryouts. This is Bill's first year as drum major in college, and when asked what his impression of it was, he replied, "quite challenging and rewarding." / It is the duty of the drum major to coordinate and help organize the practice sessions. It is also Bill's job to direct

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