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Hope C o l l e g e — H o l l a n d , M i c h i g a n

November 30, 1956

Christmas Vespers to Be Renewed, Dec. 9

Frosh Upset Sophs For Nykerk Victory

The first Christmas vesper service took place on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor day. The musical a r t s club and Dr. Cavanaugh and Mrs. Snow felt at the time that nothing should be changed. The program consisted of a string trio, several vocal solos and choral numbers.

The suspense is over and the victor is acclaimed — the Freshmen have won the Nykerk Cup Contest for the year 1956. The curtain opened and the Toy Shop came to life as the Freshmen presented their interpretation of "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers". The girls in their pajamas with their animals appeared on the scene to make the atmosphere one of contentment and enjoyment. Jan Van Puersem in her oration "Act Well Your Part", presented a well-constructed theme on honor. Her poise and charm were very im pressive. The freshmen play, The Wallflower, portrayed a recurring college problem. The staging and setting were done very effectively, and the girls were filled with the spirit of the occasion. As the curtain opened for the fourth time, the sophomores stepped forth for "A Real Nice Clambake". The peasant girls and their dates enjoyed a date at the beach in the moonlight. "Branches Heavenward" was the title of Mary Ann Klaaren's symbolic oration on trees and government. She presented this with simplicity and evident sincerity. The final production was the sophomore's hilarious play entitled Angels of Mercy. They, making the utmost use of a simple plot, succeeded in releasing the tensions of the evening. However, this tension ws quickly built up again as the Minors and Nat Vander Werf filled in the time between the judges huddle and the final decision. Fnalty, Diane Johnson, who very capably managed the whole program, stepped forth to announce t h a t Elaine Dykhuizen, the freshman chairman, should step forth to accept the Nykerk Cup for 1956. She was greeted with a tremendous and unanimous applause as the Freshmen became victors of Nykerk 1956. Artel Newhouse and Sally De Wolf

School Gets Standard Oil Grant The Esso Education Foundation has made a g r a n t of $2,000 to Hope College, with the specification that it be used for undergraduate education. Beside Hope, these Michigan schools received Esso grants: Calvin, Albion, Kalamazoo, and the University of Detroit. Altogether, 297 schools received grants totaling $1,191,450. The Esso Education Foundation, which is supported by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and a group of affiliates, was organized in 1955 to coordinate and centralize the educational assistance programs of Jersey Standard and its affiliates.

F.T.A. To Hold Chtisfmas Party The Hope chapter of F. T. A., Future Teachers of America, boasts a membership this year of eightysix members, an all-time high. Its year began in September with a picnic at Mrs. Helen Schoon's home. At the second meeting, on November 14, a film titled "Freedom to Learn" provided interest and information f o r everyone present. The next meeting, to be held on December 12 at Mr. Ver Beek's home, will be the annual Christmas Party. All F.T.A. members are invited to come.

Dr. Mitchell Opens Religious Emphisis Program

Dr. Ralph Mitchell, Spiritual Counselor for the Billy Graham Association, opened the Religious Emphasis activities for the 1956-57 school year. This year, as a result of additional funds made available through the Danforth Foundation, the Religious Emphasis Committee was able to expand its program to include additional speakers who will appear on campus prior to the speaker for the regular Religious Week. Dr. Mitchell opened our program with a one day stay on campus on November 8. He spoke in chapel in the morning, showed the film "Eastward to Asia" later in the day, and addressed the joint Y meeting that evening. Dr. Mitchell also spoke at the Western Seminary chapel service. Two other men have already been slated to spend a day on campus before Religious Emphasis Week. On December 11, Rev. Edwin D. MacLane from the First Reformed Church in Schnectedy, New York, will be here, and on January 8, Dr. John Olert, Jr., from St. Joseph, Missouri, will be our guest. Climaxing the year's activities, the Religious Emphasis Week program will begin on Sunday a f t e r noon, February 17, with a meditation service in the chapel, and end on Thursday, February 22, with an evening communion service. The speaker for the week will be the Reverend Calvin De Vries from the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, and the theme will be a continuation of last year's theme, "God's Way Out". Mr. De Vries was the valedictorian of the Class of 1941 at Northwestern Junior College; he completed his undergraduate work at Hope College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1943. While at Hope, Mr. De Vries was one of the outstanding orators on the campus. In 1947, he graduated from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Now, serving the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago as Minister of Christian Education, he is counselor and preacher to a congregation of 3,200 and is the director of the youth program of the church. Last year, Mr. De Vries was the Religious Emphasis speaker at Carroll College, where he was very enthusiastically received. The members of the Religious Emphasis Week Committee are as followr Ann Bloodgood and Nathan Vander Werf, co-chairmen; Len Rowell, Roger Leonard, Janice Blunt, and Hope Brahs, publicity and publication; George Van Emberg and Marianne Hageman, program; Albert Fassler and John Kotun, evening meetings; Frances Kramer and Arthur Martin, dorm devotions.

J u b i l a n t Frosh eye h a p p i l y the f r u i t of t h e i r l a b o r . Photo by Vic A m b e l l a s

Science Students Given Opportunity for Study Abroad Ed: (The following information was taken from an advance IAESTE release sent through the courtesy of Mr. Andre Varcherver to Dr. Paul G. Fried. "American students of engineering, science, agriculture and architecture may apply f o r foreign onthe-job training during the 1957 summer, according to an announcement made today (November 13) by the U. S. Committee f o r IAESTE, the International Association f o r the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. "During the 1957 summer American engineering students will work abroad and American industry will accept foreign engineering students for training under l A E S T E ' s unique program. Under this program college students in engineering and other technical fields are sent abroad . . . during their summer vacations for a minimum period of eight weeks. In 1956, fifty-eight U. S. students trained in thirteen European countries and seventyfive foreign students were employed in forty-two U. S. industries. In 1955 twenty Americans took foreign training assignments and thirty-nine foreign engineering students came to the U. S. "The Institute of International Education, 1 East 67th Street, New York 21, New York is coordinating U. S. participation in the IAESTE program. Mr. Maynard Boring, Manpower Consultant for General Electric and President of t h e American Society for Engineering Education, is chairman of the U. S. Committee." United States colleges have been asked to nominate students who wish practical training abroad. In addition to endorsement by school officials, each candidate "must have completed his third year of engineering or scientific study, must have had practical experience in this country, and must be able to pay f o r his international travel." Choice of country, from IAESTE members, and of field of specialization may be indicated by the applicants. A twenty-five dollar fee will be asked to each American candidate; if no suitable placement can be made, this will be returned. Any candidate who withdraws before J a n u a r y 15, 1957 will receive a fifteen dollar refund. (Cent, on page 4, col. 5)

There was an unusually large gathering that first afternoon, perhaps due to the shocking world situation. In the years that followed the war, half the service was dedicated to the boys t h a t died on that day, and half was continued as Christmas vespers. It has always been held on the closest Sunday to the seventh, but four years ago, occured a return to the original theme of Christmas.

This year we are continuing the annual Vesper service under the direction of a committee composed Fraternities Welcome of music faculty and students who New Pledges have set aside the closest Sunday Rushing being completed and to the seventh, which this year silent period ended Tuesday, No- will be the ninth, at four o'clock vember 27, the Inter-Fraternity in the afternoon. Council met to open the bids. Mr. Hilmert will be in charge of The following pledged Knicker- the program consisting of three bocker: Gary Bylsma, Ronald Sik- vocal groups, two soloists and an kema, Albert Kober, Ken Brown, instrumental ensemble, featuring a Daryl Siendentop, Lloyd McPher- candle-light processional. son, Joe Housenga, Dan De Young, The chancel choir will sing "Go Dave Rickers, Don Cooper, Dave Tell It on the Mountain" a negro White, Pete Wehneau, Stu Dorn, spiritual, a German carol, "Christ Ted Cook, Dave Clark, Jay Verhey, Was Born on Christmas Day," and Bob Marshall, Chuck Lemmen, and "Today There Is Ringing" by Paul Fell. Christiansen. The chapel choir will Cosmopolitan acceptances a r e render "Angel Song," by TchesnoHarold Van't Hof, Jim Stringer, koff and "Who Seek Ye Shepherds" Cal Hays, Stan Bosker, Ken Brink, by Dering. "Noel" by d'Aquin will Daryl Wiersma, Don Piersma, Phil be an organ solo by Ann BloodDamstra, Wayne Van Swol, Don good. The Women's Choir will sing Lautenbach, Terry Hofmeyer, Jim the "Magnificat" by Vaughan WilEvers, Bob Murphy, George Wor- liams. "Shepherds Are Watching" den, Jim Bolthouse, Bob Huffine, by Peter Cornelius is the name of George Wheable, Rudy Einaar, the solo by Anita Van Lente. The Dave Franken, Nicfl Vanderborgh, "Concerto for Tympani" by Weinand Gerald Brouwer. berger, will be the instrumental Pledges of the Arkies are Joseph piece by four trombones, four Su, Paul Van Wyk, Phil Hook, Jim trumpets and typani. Mohr, John Klienheksel, Chuck This year promises to be one of Vanden Berg, Bruce Matthews, the finest since the tradition of Rolland Schut, Marshall Elzinga, Christmas Vespers w a s begun Larry South, Ervian Vogel, Jack fifteen years ago. Van Oort, Rich Moore, Bob Vander Arde, Jim Cook, Adrain Tenhor, Bob Andre, John Leestma, John Meengs, James Hough, and Harold Gezon. Fraternal pledges are Rowland Van Es, Tim Vander Mel, Elwood The Women's Activity League Tallman, Bruce Brink, Ray Ritse- will present it's annual Christmas ma. Bill Huibregtse, Jack Krauss, Party, starting at eight o'clock in Ron Siebeling, Jim Menzer, Art Carnegie Gym. The program will Olson, Stu Post, Tom Zwemer, Pete be the story of "Silent Night, Holy Watt, Gene Van Dongen, George Night", in pantomine, narrated by Peelen, Jack Hoogendoorn, Jim John Van Dam. Following the Engbers, Ty Rupp, George Van party, refreshments served in DurVerst, Tom Lewis, and Dyke Rott- fee's Terrace Room will add to schafer. the Christmas spirit. In Durfee The following are pledges of the Lounge, there will be carol singing Emmies: Ronald Stockhoff, Paul and the burning of a Yule log. Bouman, Stu Wilson, John Vander Chaperones f o r this evening of Ven, J a y Byrson, Wade Nykamp, song will be Dr. and Mrs. CavanBill Elzinga, Dick Thompson, Lloyd augh and Mr. and Mrs. Reitberg. Tinholt, Paul Nykamp, Fred Burne, The W.A.L. cordially invites all Dale Heeres, Vern Essenberg, Gary Looman, Carl Poit, Paul Bostrom, students and faculty members to Gordon Bolt, Russell Yonkers, Bob attend this opening event of the season on campus. Bratton, and Duane Werkman. The Christmas Party is under the direction of Virginia VanderHOPE COLLEGE borgh, assisted by Nina Meh and BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Carol Nieuwsma. Other members Dec. 1 Earlham Away of the committee include: Sue Klyn, Dec. 4 Michigan Noraml Away program; Marlin VanderWilt, lightDec. 8 Olivet Home ing; Paul Koets, staging; Mary Dec. 12 Albion Away Ann Cumerford, costumes; Peggy Dec. 15 Alma Home Kole, refreshments; Winona Keizer, Dec. 28 HOPE COLLEGE programs; Audrey Veld, invitaINVITATIONAL tions; Barbara Martin, decorations; TOURNAMENT Janice Blunt, publicity.

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Pride or Selfishness? At its last meeting the Student Council was presented with the problem created by those who walk across the college lawns rather than on our sidewalks. Chief custodian Frank Lighthart has complained t h a t in addition to the student body, the faculty has been guilty of disregard for our lawns. In the dryness of this autumn several unattractive brown paths have been worn in the green of Hope's grounds. Most common violations are committed by Kollen Hall residents who walk behind the new stairway from the music building parking lot; by Van Vleck boarders who walk across the front lawn of Durfee en route to the dining halls; by many who go around the side of Durfee a f t e r eating; by the late arrivals from Kollen and by those who park their automobiles along Tenth Street on their way to morning Chapel services; by persons making a "short-cut" between buildings; and by those who use the music building. Admittedly there is some basis f o r argument on behalf of a new sidewalk to the music building, but until some corrective action, if there is to be any, is taken, it seems unlikely t h a t music students and others cannot take the extra steps involved in walking on the sidewalk. The stairway between the music building and gymnasium, constructed at great expense, was hardly meant to be an obstacle around which Kollen athletes should run. Those eating at Durfee are doubtless capable of curbing their impatience. By arriving five minutes earlier, those who daily race across the turf to Chapel could conserve their breath, so as to be able to join in singing the opening hymn. Assuredly those simply out f o r a stroll, headed downtown, or moving between buildings can afford the necessary seconds and effort required to keep off the lawns. When the present unusually dry autumn is superceded by the inevitable Holland season of rain and snow, frosts and thaws, the situation will become even more acute. On warmer, thawing days, walking on the muddy lawns will easily tear loose the grass, as well as leave deep impressions in the soil. With the advent of a cold period, the ground freezes into a hard ridged surface. With the alternation of wet and freezing conditions, if across-campus walking persists, it is obvious t h a t by spring considerable grass will have been ruined and soil displaced. Mr. Lighthart stated t h a t an expenditure of approximately $300 is required to replace the soil and grass ruined by the selfishness and thoughtlessness of those who blaze trails through our campus. We have been justly proud of our school's grounds; it is reasonable to expect t h a t the student body should take enough interest and pride in the appearance of their campus to desist from following any practice which in effect is derogatory. We would like to ask f o r a cessation of selfish practice, to the end t h a t the appearance of our campus will be one of which we all may be proud.


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T h e m e e t i n g WBH called t o o r d e r in D u r fee L o u n R e a t 8 : 3 0 p . m . T h e roll waw caken, a n d t h e m i n u t e s w e r e r e a d . OfTicers* Reports President Dave Van Eenenaam mentioned t h a t a c o m m i t t e e w a s a t w o r k to p l a n h a l f time e n t e r t a i n m e n t for the Basketball (James. D a v e t h e n s t a t e d t h a t C huck L e m men w a s o n e of t h e d e l e g a t e s t o a t t e n d the I n t e r n a t i o n a l S e m i n a r . P r e s i d e n t V a n E e n e n a a m t h a n k e d H a n k Doele f o r his tine w o r k on M o m a n d D a d ' s D a y a n d D i a n e J o h n s o n f o r h e r h a r d w o r k concerning Nykerk. Vice P r e s i d e n t C a r o l M a t h e i s s t a t e d that several Council m e m b e r s attended a m e e t i n g a t O l i v e t College. S o m e tfood ideas w e r e f o u n d e s p e c i a l l y c o n c e r n i n g t h e Social C a l e n d a r . T h e s e will be s u b m i t t e d to t h e S t u d e n t A f f a i r s C o m m i t t e e . C a r o l said t h a t last y e a r t h e S t u d e n t Council nad voted t o d i s b a n d t h e s u p p o r t of W U S . M a n y l e t t e r s c a m e u r g i n g us to a i d t h e HurKarian refugees. T r e a s u r e r Bob L e s n i a k s t a t e d t h a t t h e official r e p o r t h a d c o m e f r o m M r . StefTens, givinK u s a l i t t l e m o r e t h a n w e h a d expected. S e c r e t a r y L y n n V a n ' t Hof m e n t i o n e d that several Council m e m b e r s had 2 unexcused a b s e n c e s . O n e m o r e a b s e n c e would m e a n d i s m i s s a l f r o m t h e council. Lynn urged everyone to submit a n excuse when absent. Committee Reports 1. Chapel C o m m i t t e e : C a r o l Ten H a k e n mentioned t h a t we would have a special T h a n k f e g i v i n g S e r v i c e in C h a p e l . F o l l o w i n g v a c a t i o n , w e will h a v e six t h e m e s concerning the "Road to Bethlehem". C a r o l s t a t e d t h a t e v e r y Chai)el l e a d e r will receive a m i m e o g r a p h e d s h e e t to overcome the time element. F r o m now on c u l t u r a l p r o g r a m s will be a n n o u n c e d Wednesday m o r n i n g s . T h e problem had a l s o been b r o u g h t u p c o n c e r n i n g t h e s a m e oi>ening c h o r a l res|)onse e v e r y morning. 2. Student A f f a i r s : J i m E v e n h u i s b r o u g h t up t w o p r o b l e m s t h a t h a d a p p e a r e d bef o r e h i s c o m m i t t e e . T h e first of t h e s e was the Lawn Problem. He stated t h a t p u b l i c i t y would be given in t h e Anchor, posters, and lawn signs. J i m u r g e d all S. C. m e m b e r s to m e n t i o n t h i s in t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e societies. T h e second p r o b l e m w a s t h a t of t h e Koffee Kletz. J i m recommended that t h e Kletz n o t be o p e n a t n i g h t . He stated t h a t student opinion w a s not behind the project a n d that t h e new men's dorm would have their own recreational center. 3. Cultural P r o g r a m s : I l e n e M c d o l d r i c k u r g e d all to p u s h t h e A r t E x h i b i t in t h e A r t R o o m f o r m N o v . 20 t o Dec. H. W e d n e s d a y , N o v e m b e r 28, 4th h r . t h e r e will be a s p e a k e r t o t a l k on " D o W e . H a v e a Stake In A s i a ?

Special C o m m i t t e e s 1. M A C S G : J o h n T e n P a s told of t h e visit to O l i v e t . S e v e r a l s u g g e s t i o n s h a d been made concerning a news letter to go t o all colleges a n d a t r o p h y t o be g i v e n t o t h e school in t h e I M A A w h o w e r e t h e b e s t si)orts. 2. H o m e c o m i n g E v a l u a t i o n : R o g e r ( i a r v e l ink made his report, giving a n u m b e r of s u g g e s t i o n s t o t h e Council c o n c e r n i n g Homecoming next year. 2. H o m e c o m i n g E v a l u a t i o n : R o g e r (JarvelInk m a d e t h e f o l l o w i n g s u g g e s t i o n s : A. A b u d g e t should be g i v e n t o t h e Co-chairmen concerning Homecoming. B. T h e S. C. T r e a s u r e r s h o u l d sit in on all H o m e c o m i n g m e e t i n g s . C. A c o m m i t t e e should be set u p in t h e f a l l t o decide t h e fields of competition and budget for House Decorations. D. T h e location f o r t h e P e p R a l l y w a s good! H o w e v e r , t h e r a l l y could be s h o r t e r by d e - e m p h a s i z i n g t h e pep talks. E. Keep t h e a n n o u n c e m e n t of t h e Queen secret. F. T h e p a r a d e w a s e x c e l l e n t ! (i. H a l f - t i m e w a s poorly o r g a n i z e d . H . T h e Field D e c o r a t i o n s C h a i r m a n should accumulate t h e t h i n g s he h a s l e f t o v e r t o be s t o r e d f o r t h e coming years. I. D o n ' t h a v e c l a s s m e e t i n g s f o r t h e 1st n o m i n a t i o n of t h e c o u r t . T h i s s h o u l d be d o n e in Chai>el. It w a s moved a n d seconded to accept the Homecoming Evaluation Report. CARRIED! 3. C h r i s t m a s B a n q u e t : H e l e n V a n D y k e s t a t e d t h a t s h e h a d been a p p r o a c h e d t o combine this party with the W A L Christmas Party. New Business 1. T h e m o t i o n w a s m a d e to d i s c u s s t h e Christmas Banquet. A c o m m i t t e e will d i s c u s s t h e p r o b l e m of c o m b i n i n g t h i s affair with the W . A . L . Christmas P a r t y . 2. I t w a s moved a n d seconded t o a c c e p t t h e r e p o t y on t h e Kletz — t h a t it not be o p e n e d e v e n i n g s . CARRIED! 3. T h e m o t i o n w a s m a d e t o d i s c u s s t h e W U S p r o j e c t . I t w a s moved a n d seconded t h a t the Student Council s u p p o r t the W U S project. The a m m e n d m e n t was made to this motion — A N D refer t h i s to a c o m m i t t e e w h i c h h a s f u l l IK>wer to decide h o w to a p p r o a c h t h i s drive. The a m e n d m e n t was carried. The motion was D E F E A T E D . T H E MEETING WAS ADJOURNED . . . Respectfully submitted, L y n n V a n ' t Hof S t u d e n t Council S e c r e t a r y .

Goldovsky Presents Civil Service Announces Job Opportunities "Secret Marriage" . The U. S. Civil Service ComBoris Goldovsky's Opera Theatre, the third program in the Holland Music Association's concert series, was presented on Monday, November 26 at the Civic Center. The group was formerly scheduled to appear on Thursday, November 29. Boris Goldovsky was featured as conductor and stage director of the Secret Marriage, an Italian comic opera by Domenico Cimarosa. Mr. Goldovsky was the 1954 recipient of the famed Peabody Award for Outstanding Contribution to Radio Music. He is now taking the Opera Theatre on its fourth cross-country tour and demonstrating to the American public that the masterworks of Mozart and Puccini, Donizette, Rossini, and others can be translated into English and be convincing and absorbing opera. The Opera Theatre was founded by Goldovsky in Boston in 1946. It completely eschews the " s t a r " system. "We never use stars", says Goldovsky, "we make stars — f o r our own and other companies." Frank Guarrera, Mildred Miller, Norman Scott, Rosalind Elias, and Mariquita Moll are some of the leading young American singers who received their training with the Opera Theatre.

At the Little Theatre there is much commotion. Stage hands are busy painting, hammering, and even sewing in preparation for the coming P & M play, "Because Their Hearts Were Pure", to be presented November 29, 30, and December 1. Peter de Moya, staging chairman, explained that an attempt is being made to duplicate the staging techiques of the 1890's in every possible way. This involves using a scene curtain four feet behind the act curtain. The scene curtain will be covered with advertisements. This resembles the curtains of the 1890's on which the theatre sold advertising space. Behind this curtain are several canvas drop curtains on which are painted the settings f o r the play. One of the marked characteristics of the melodrama is a frequent change of scene. In "Because Their Hearts Were Pure", for example, action occurs in three different buildings, a mine, and also in several outside settings. For the various buildings, only one angled set-piece with sliding panels to change the effect is being used. The mine is painted on a canvas drop curtain with rocks in the foreground to add depth. For all outside scenes one permanent backdrop is being used with different set-pieces to add the effect of a specific place. In short, everything about the setting is being designed to duplicate those used in 19th century plays.


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Dear Sir: Discussion of an activity into which a good portion of the student body has sunk time, effort, and not inconsiderable emotion is always a ticklish proposition. Nevertheless, in order to remain honest with ourselves we feel that we must express the misgivings t h a t we carried away from the Nykerk Cup Contest this year. We may as well admit at the beginning, too, that we disagree with the decision of the judges, but we are disturbed primariy because of something we consider even more significant. We are distrurbed because we cannot decipher what criteria of criticism were employed in judging the competitions. We can discover no underlying critical rationale which could account f o r the results. We cannot escape the feeling that next year's directors will be unable to determine from this year's experience what constitutes a winning performance. In short, we wonder whether the decision was simply the result of compromises which rendered coherent judgment impossible. The only way we see to illustrate our contention and yet prevent a fruitless outburst of partisan controversy is to pose a series of questions. Some may consider them rhetorical — we do not. Is the dramatic merit of a play considered apart from the ability to execute it successfully? What weight is given to dramatic intent? Is audience reaction considered a criterion? Is it legitimate f o r the emotional appeal in an oration to attempt to mitigate a basic unsoundness of conception or an inept metaphor? How important are the staging and mechanics of a song vis a vis the quality of singing. Are diction and intelligibility included ? It is our conviction t h a t the caliber of competition in drama, music, and oratory will be stimulated if the criteria of judgment are evaluated and made a bit more explicit. Very truly yours, Larry Siedentop & Chuck Lemmen

Dear Editor: I would like to publicly express my great appreciation to those members of the YWCA and the YMCA who arranged f o r the visit of Dr. Ralph Mitchell. In my year and a half a t Hope, I remember only one occasion on which I felt the Spirit of God working in the hearts of men and women as I felt He did tonight at the joint Y meeting—that was on the occasion of the Religious Emphasis Week services conducted last semester by Rev. Howard G. Hageman. Mr. Mitchell spoke about that vital, simple, yet strangely uncommon Christianity which results from a daily communion with the Christ. There was something of the Graham manner in his presentation, so simple and so incisive. His belief in the importance of making definite commitments to God, to press on the upward way (so often characteristic of evangelistic Christians) he stressed by suggesting a t the meeting t h a t each one standand pray the prayer, " 0 Lord: send a revival and let it begin in me." Many accepted the suggestion.



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Dear Mr. Editor: As chairmen of Mom and Dad's Day which was held on our campus November 10, I would like to thank all those who made it a success. First I would" like to thank my committee; Darlene Elzinga, menu and programs; Marilyn Campbell, invitations; L a r r y Ter Molen, halftime game festivities; and Mary Kay Diephuis, Janice Blunt, and Stan Harrington, publicity. Also I would like to thank Miss De Free for making the numbers for the Dads of the football players, Mrs. Stryker f o r writing the news article f o r the various newspapers in the surrounding area, Mr. Visscher f o r his co-operation with the meal. Dr. Lubbers f o r his many helpful hints, and Dean Visser and Dean Reeverts f o r speaking at the programs. If it were not for the tremendous job the waiters and hostesses did the meal wouldn't have been a success. Thanks waiters and hostesses. Special thanks should be given to those who took p a r t in the various programs. This includes the master of ceremonies, all musical talent, and the various pantomines. Sincerely yours, Henry Doele

Hope Orchestra Presents Concert The Hope College Orchestra under the direction of Morrette Rider presented its first concert of the 1956-57 series in Hope Memorial Chapel on Thursday evening, Nov. 15 at 8:15 p.m. Soloists f o r the opening concert were two senior music majors, Ruth Moore, pianist of Hawthorne, New Jersey and Charles Lindahl, clarinetist of Chicago. Miss Moore who is a student of Anthony Kooiker, played the Liszt Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Melodies. The composition is a favorite one with audiencies everywhere f o r its color and brilliance and contains many melodies familiar to all listeners. Mr. Lindahl, who is a student of A r t h u r Hills, played the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, one of the all time classic works f o r t h a t instrument. In addition to providing accompaniments f o r the two soloists the orchestra was heard in the "Passacaglia on a Well Known Theme' by the English composer Gordon Jacob; the overture to "Herod" by the Dean of 19th century American composers Henry Hadley and a symphonic synthesis of themes f r o m Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess".

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On Tuesday morning, November 13th, an extended chapel service was held f o r the annual Mission Drive, sponsored jointly by the campus Y's. Chairmen of the drive were Mary Lou Van Es and Gordon Hondorp. The proceeds of this drive are to go toward recreational facilities or the Southern Normal School f o r Negroes, in Brewton, Alabama. This school is under the charge of the Reformed Church of Domestic Missions, and was founded in 1911 by Mr. J a m e s Dooley, in recognition of the need of the town's Negroes f o r a decent education. Previously, they had been at the bottom social level of Brewon, which boasted, however, many very rich men in the lumbering industry. They were servants, mill hands, lumberjacks, and held many other types of menial positions. They were forced to live in very poor surroundings and to receive little education — and that little was inferior. The school is now situated on a beautiful contryside, and has several fine, adequate buildings. How ever, it is in sore need of recreational facilities f o r its students, for there is very little supervised recreation, and the children must find their own f u n in the streets or other undersirable places. This then, is a very pressing need. Our speakers f o r the day were Mr. Kenneth B. Young, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Williams. Mr. Young and Mr. Williams gave short talks in chapel about the school and their relation to it. Mr. Young is presently the director of the school, having succeeded Rev. Andrew Branche in 1955. Mr. Williams is school pastor and teacher of Bible, and Mrs. Williams teaches history to juniors and seniors. They are both dorm directors. Mrs. Williams led the joint Y meeting that evening and showed slides of the school, which were followed by a question period. While on campus Mr. Young and Mr. and Mrs. Williams ate with us in the dining halls and met and talked personally with many of the students. This year's chapel service was carried out in a different manner than in past years. Instead of merely having the students pledge a certain amount and turn it in, the pledging was incorporated into an automobile race from Holland to Brewton between Mr. Young and Mr. Williams. In f r o n t of the student body was a m a p of the route from Holland to Brewton, with two cars representing each speaker attached, which were moved a mile per every dollar pledged in the name of either Mr. Young or Mr. Williams. On the cards, the students put the amount of money pledged, and f o r which car. At this writing, the totals were: Williams, $786 and Young, $674, making a grand total of $1460 to date. The money pledged was collected Tuesday, November 20th in Van Raalte, and will continue to be collected f r o m those who have pledged.


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Dave Van Eenenaam Tells Of Experiences In Germany (NOTE: Due to the popularity of our recent series on the exL penences of those who participated in the Summer Tour Program, the Anchor has asked another traveller, Dave Van Eenenaam, to relate some of his impressions of life abroad. Dave spent the summer as a work ambassador to the Fulda Tire Company in Fulda, Germany. Each year, Otto-Zeno Steffens, director of the plant, arranges for one foreign student to spend the summer working at Fulda. Dave received the first such work ambassadorship granted to an American student. Below is his article, for which we thank him. ED.) Guten Morgen . . . . Morgan . . . . Guten Morgan . . . . Ausgeschlafen ? . . . . This was the extent of my German vocabulary at seven o'clock in the morning while walking through the gates of the Gummiwark Fulda to the chemical laboratory. It was here in this lab that I spent a most interesting summer as the fortunate recipient of a work-scholarship to Germany. Recently I was asked to write this article concerning my experiences of the summer. To include all of the interesting experiences I encountered would take as long H ERFST as the summer itself. Therefore, Studio and Photo Supply I'd like to categorize briefly the events under these headings: work, One Place to Go For accommodations, travel, and imPORTRAITS pressions. CAMERAS, FILMS and PHOTO S U P P L I E S Completely devastated during the Second World War, the GummiNext to Dutch Mill Restaurant werk Fulda has become, within the 7 W. 8TH STREET PHONE 2664 short period of ten years, one of We give S&H Green Stamps the largest rubber tire factories in Germany. It exports tires to eighty-three countries while importing raw latex f r o m India and Read Your College Newspaper Indonesia and synthetic rubber from Canada and Texas. All processes expect the production of the synthetic rubber are carried on at the plant. The Gummiwerk also maintains its own production and DIAMONDS research laboratories.


Work Interesting, But Hectic Working with people who speak no English is in itself difficult, but imagine doing so in a chemical laboratory. Believe me, my first few days in the lab were hectic. I remember one day in particular. I was alone in the lab when the telephone rang. A f t e r a few moments of g r e a t indecision I walked into the office and picked up the phone. I should have left well enough alone because I'm sure that both of us were more confused a f t e r the conversation than before, (page 5, col. 1)




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Question: A. What, in your opinion, esty is not in one's moral code, he may cheat. Maybe if some students are the reaasons f o r cheating? B. How would you handle college would listen more in chapel there would be less cheating. The teachstudents caught cheating? ers should show how the cheating E r m a Van Dyke, Senior — The has lowered the student in their obvious reason f o r cheating is to examination. Humiliation like this get a better grade. Students who may stop some. didn't study for an exam, or whatVic Ambellas, Senior — The genever the case may be, tend to look eral procedure of grade reward is at other people's work in the hope that they might find answers which insincere in t h a t it hinders the eduwill give their own paper a better cation of the individual by placing mark. I think college students who emphasis on a material reward, i.e., are caught cheating should auto- the grade. Thus the students' matically get an " F " on the paper learning procedure is insincere and cheated on.. It seems to me t h a t mechanical. (Like working for the students who are cheating are old dollar). This is good f o r the first enough to know better and I can four grades. It does not make a see no excuse f o r toleration by the difference to the student when he teacher. A person who cheats is cheats or memorizes, since he is merely "cutting his own t h r o a t " cheating anyway, (from the eduand thus a teacher would be hurt- cational standpoint). Truly eduing a student if he did not take cated people cannot cheat. Reed College in Oregon does not give drastic measures. grades and is the highest achievFrog Ver Beek, Sophomore — ing school in the nation, including The reason f o r cheating is t h a t Rhodes Scholars and Who's Who, students are in school just to get as well as every other exclusive good marks — not to learn what award given to undergraduate is necessary f o r their life's work. scholars. (2 Rhodes last year). For those who are caught cheating Educate college people — instead — a student council board should of giving them (false) credit for punish according to the seriousness (false) courses. of the offense. Ruth Wright, Junior — Laziness Sheryl Yntema, Junior — One of is often the reason — if one can the sponsors behind the game of cheat more easily f o r an answer, cheating is the professor who does why study? You are only cheating not motivate his students to learn, yourself in the long-run. but merely to get a good grade Elsie Lou Lower, Senior — Lack on his exams. of self confidence. The only way Del Farnsworth, Junior — Peoto handle this type of student is ple cheat because they put much to have a good, long, straight, importance on the marks they retalk. ceive. If a person is caught cheatDot Maines, Junior — Mental ing, I think he should fail the weakness, unpreparedness f o r a exam — maybe he'll learn! test. I'd hold them in lowest reMary Ann Vollink, Senior — gard. There are as many reasons f o r Carol Matheis, Senior — They do cheating as there are f o r acquiring not know the material due to inan education and in all probability the individual's reason f o r doing adequate preparation, and, therecollege work will determine the fore, resort to cheating. I would way in which he will fulfill his flunk the student in his test. They requirements. To reward parental are college students, not first expectations, as merely a stepping graders. Fran Kramer, Senior — The stustone to success, or as a stop-gap between high school and marriage, dent feels insecure in the high education becomes a means to an pressured competition which he enend r a t h e r than an end itself. With counters in college. Therefore, he these factors prevailing it is mere- feels t h a t he can't rely on his own ly human nature to take the path ability and preparation. The stuof least resistance. The answer it dent should fail t h a t particular test. seems to me lies with the professor Elsie Vande Zande, Senior — The himself. The authority of the main reason f o r most cheating is teacher who verbally condemns the usually because of unprepared lesspractice before it is encountered ons and because of inadequate usually p r o v e s discouragement amount of time has been spent on enough. the material which is being tested. Bruce Ward, Senior — One of However, often a student will cheat the reasons f o r college cheating, and copy his neighbor's paper as elsewhere, is a lack of honour simply because he thinks his neighand honesty f r o m childhood. In bor should know the correct, anthe college situation the principle swer, his own being inferior. I only becomes amplified. Raise your think the student who is caught future college students with a cheating should not be allowed to strong feeling f o r the right and complete the test or make it up. College students should realize t h a t honorable way. Sue Underwood, Senior — Stu- they are the ones who are being dents cheat because they are cheated and deprived. worried about grades, because of lack of preparation f o r a test or class-work, because of anxiety during a test or exam, because an opportunity f o r cheating occurs and the student does not know the answer, because of a strong sense of competition and pride. Flunk the student when caught cheating on a test. This takes more than just external methods to stop. Cheating is dishonest and if hon-


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The Hope College Music Department will present its annual rendition of Handel's "Messiah" on Tuesday, December 18, at eight o'clock in the Chapel. The chorus, under the direction of Dr. Robert W. Cavanaugh, will be accompanied by Mr. Roger Rietberg, organist, with Agnes Fiddlefaddle and by the Messiah Orchestra, Dr. Morrette Rider, conductor. AltoBoy what a Thanksgiving! My gether, 250 students will partici- roomie almost died when I came pate. waddling into the room. But HerReturning as guest soloists are man was pleased! He said there Maude Nosier, soprano, of Chicago, was more of me to love! (I'm not and Helene Hekman Gezon from sure if I like t h a t remark.) Grand Rapids, contralto. Howard You should hear the song t h a t Marsh, tenor, and Richard Schrei- is popular around here. It goes ber, bass, both from Chicago, will something like this: "I'm sick of be making their first appearances college life — I want to be somehere. body's wife. I want a diamond ring, so all the dorm will sing. I'm sick of college life!" I sang For All These Things that to Herman — and you know We Give Thee Thanks w h a t ? He hasn't asked me out on One day out of the entire year a date since. Do you think he we gather to give thanks to God, didn't like my voice. H u m m m ? the giver of all things. But, too Guess w h a t ? I think I've fallen often we f o r g e t the little things in love. Do you know how it feels which we have received. to be madly infatuated with someI thank Thee, 0 Lord, for all t h a t one — and not even have him I have. know you exist. Well, the man of I realize I have more than I can my affections is just a dream. He comprehend. makes Herman look sick! We Daily, I thank Thee f o r my country learned in Psychology all about my home "vicarious experiences" — living my family the experience of others. Well, my friends. mom, when he kisses other women, Today I go WILD! My roommate says I want to sit down that I don't stand a chance, but I And thank Thee f o r all the many don't give up easily. How would "little things" this sound some day — sigh — Which are not so apparent to me Agnes P R E S L E Y ? Sigh . . . . As I have grown into the habit of You know, I had a date last taking much night, and he never showed up. I For granted. sat and waited from 9:00 until T thank Thee f o r the privilege past 1:00 and he never even called. Of thinking. Of giving expression to my My mind reasoned, "Maybe he went home." Mom, I got SO exthoughts, cited that I called long distance to Of education. his home. Of course, I called perOf not only choosing son-to-person, so that no one would friends — but the privilege of my special know — but HIM. Well, the operator said he was there, so I started friends who have right in telling him a thing or two. chosen me. A voice answered back quickly — For my sense of seeing Seeing tHev cobalt blue of a and guess who it was? It was his DAD. I was SO embarrased!!! * clear fall sky. Seeing millions of tiny blink- Gee whiz . . . I think that this dorm needs a ing stars. little overhauling. Last night I Seeing a familiar face. woke up noting the oddest stink in For my sense of hearing the room. I looked at my roomie Hearing gusts of wind blowing and she looked at me. Humm . . . . past naked trees. Hearing a beautiful piece of But, then we noticed what had happened. Our sink had backed music. up! The nicest little men came to Hearing a loved one's fix it. I think I'll clog it again. voice. Say hello to all the brokenI thank Thee f o r my hands hearted men I left behind. With which I may work and comYour love-sick daughter municate. Agnes I thank Thee f o r every hour of the day — For every moment t h a t I have And my use, to better myself physically PeMtmaUhf, mentally spiritually. Qeauty. i,al(m For all these — I thank Thee, 0 Lord. 246 River Ave. Phone 2828 And, f o r all those other things I have overlooked and taken for Gampui attoisi tyaikianl granted. I give Thee thanks. Created by Stylists: Amen Shirley Fynewever Loretta Giebink Opal Manthey


"The fifty-eight American students who participated in lAESTE's program last summer went to thirteen European countries. Austria received five; Belguim, one; Denmark, three; Finland, one; France, five; Germany, ten; Great Britain, eight; Italy, three; the Netherlands, five; Norway, one; Spain, one; Sweden, nine; and Switzerland, six. "Other countries participating in the I A E S T E program are: Canada, Iceland, India, Israel, Portugal, Turkey, and Yugoslavia." In addition to various phases of engineering, American students gained experience ni the fields of commerce, physics, architecture, liberal arts, chemistry, air transportation, zoology, and government. "The fifty-eight students represented twenty-four American colleges. Institutions sending the largest numbers were Purdue University, twelve; Princeton University of Rochester, five; and Cornell University, four. There were three participants each from the Universities of Michigan and Pittsburgh; wo each f r o m City College of New York, Columbia University, Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, the Universities of Louisville a n d Texas, and Yale University. The following schools were each represented by a single student: Dartmouth College, George Washington University, Hope College, Illinois Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, M.I.T., Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of New Hampshire. " I A E S T E was organized in 1948 by universities and industries of nine countries in Western Europe. Its aims are to train advanced students of science and technology in the theories and techniques of other nations, and to build a foundation for international understanding and good will among these potential leaders of science and industry. IAESTE today has twenty-one member countries, including the U.S.A. and Canada. In 1955 over 2,000 industries in these countries provided training for more than 5,000 visiting students f r o m other member countries. The program has grown steadily in its eight years of activity." This year there is an increased opportunity for study abroad. Applications should begiven to Mr. Wolters. A description of opportunities and work can be found in another p a r t of this paper i.e., Mr. Van Eenaanam's article on his summer a t Fulda. Patronize Our Advertisers I


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Van Eenenaam's Experiences in Germany (Cont. from page 3)

A Glimpse of Communism

In that period I saw much of My accommodations in Fulda Northern Germany, France, Belwere excellent. I lived with a mid- qium, and the Netherlands. dle-aged German couple in their Impressions of the People second-floor apartment. He was a I think one of the most imbutcher supply salesman and used portant advantages of an experithe first floor of the building as his ence like this is the opportunity to place of business. Both of them meet and live among people of were originally from Dresden (now another country. I believe that the situated in the East zone) and Germans still have a yen for the consequently had many aquaint- military, for one Thursday evening ances living there who were com- at ten o'clock, twenty thousand peopelled to live under Communism. ple stood in a pouring rain to witSince last summer was one of the nessa short drill ceremony by the first times extensive East to West German border police. It was an travel was allowed by East Ger- evening I've never forgotten. The many, I had a few opportunities German people are very industrious to talk to some of these friends. and parsimonious. Factory workAs you talked to these people tears ers who smoke also carry with of anxiety and fear would well up them a pipe. After a cigarette is in their eyes. We have no idea smoked the butt is saved and used of the horrors of living in a Com- in the pipe. I suppose that not munist-controlled state. smoking would solve that inconSince my ship sailed from New venience. The G. I. problem in York through the Mediterranean to Germany is serious. Every night, Naples, Italy, I had a fine chance without exception, an article would to see much of southern Europe on appear in the newspaper concernmy way north to Germany. My ing some American soldier involved first impression of Naples was bit- with the German police. Conter. I had to pay a cab driver sequently the German people are three dollars for a four block ride. condescending in their attitudes I guess people are the same where- toward Americans. It's unfortunate, ever you are! Every weekend dur- for our entire nation is judged by ing my stay in Fulda was one of the actions of these few. These are but a few of my exsightseeing. With so many health resorts in the vicinity of Fulda periences this summer. If anyone you would think that the place ever asks me for a hint about was "nicht gesund". The Germans European travel, I can reply withdo everything in a big way, how- out hesitation that a stay in Europe ever. Work hard, play hard, and is improved 100% if you possess get sick hard. My work at the facility with the language. Gummiwerk terminated on the fifteenth of August and I was left with a full two weeks of my own. SYBESMA'S SERVICE

My work dealt with a variety of things. I ran both qualitative and quantitative analyses on latex, determined the viscosity and flamepoint of many types of machine oil, and ran many more everyday procedures characteristic of any chemical laboratory. Perhaps my most important task was that of preparing the solution to be painted on the while side-wall tires for protection during shipping. This was accomplished by carefully mixing a variety of chemicals in a steam-heated, controlled temperature vat. It was also my responsibility to make sure that the material was fulfilling all of its desired qualities. I worked nine hours a day Monday through Friday, and perhaps a Saturday morning now and then. This was not due to my indispensibility, but resulted only when one of my co-workers was ill. I arrived at work at seven o'clock and had a fifteen-minute coffee break at nine. Lunch was served at 12:45 p.m. in the factory's canteen. The food was plentiful, good, and cheap. The price of one meal was forty pfennigs or approximately ten cents. Have you ever heard of a lunch bucket being used in reverse ? Some of the employees would come to work with an empty lunch pail and leave with enough food for a hearty evening meal! Immediately following the lunch break everyone quickly departed in order to have enough time for a "spaziergang" (liesurely stroll). And I mean everyone! Work resumed at 1:15 and my working day was concluded at 4:45 p.m. ».• ».• ».• # • # • • • # •

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. For the past three years The Chemical Rubber Company has granted an award to that member of the Freshman Class who in the judgment of the Mathematics Staff has done the best work in his Freshman courses in Mathematics and is showing promise of very satisfactory development in Pure or Applied Mathematics. The award is a Handbook of Math Tables with the name of the student so honored embossed on the front of the Book.

One hundred and eighty-five men attended the Hope College Fall Sports Banquet which was sponsored by the " H " Alumni Club to honor the Hope students who participated on the cross-country and football teams. Over one hundred of those attending were high school coaches and players who might be interested in attending Hope College in the future.

We believe this to be high honor. The Award will again be given in this current year and is open to all the Freshmen taking courses in Mathematics. The three students so f a r honored are Mr. John L. Van Iwaarden, now a Senior, Mr. John Wm. Van Dyke of the Junior Class, and Mr. Wayne A. Millard of the . present Sophomore Class. This Award is usually granted at the Honors Day Assembly near the close of the school year.


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Mr. Marty Bekken, President of the " H " Alumni Club, presided throughout the banquet. Jim Van Hoven, the three time All-M.I.A.A. player presently in his senior year at Western Seminary, gave the invocation. The infamous "community singing" was ably directed by Gerrit "Curly" Wiegerink.

Head football coach Russ De Vette reviewed the gridiron accomplishments of his squad which finished third in the M.I.A.A. and compiled a 4-4 overall record. Coaches De Vette, Vanderbush, and Brewer then introduced the 42 man football squad of which 32 were awarded letters.

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Dr. John Tirrell, Dean of Grand Rapids Junior College, delivered a very informative message as he remarked on "Six marks of a Hope College man". Coach Russ De Vette then announced that football Captain Dave Kuyers had been selected by his teammates as the most valuable player on the 1956 squad. Coach De Vette also presented the new Coaches Award to Tom Harris for his service to the team. As the finale to the program it was announced that their teammates had selected Mert Vander Lind to captain the football team and Carroll Bennink to captain the cross country squad.

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Hope Downs Scots Hope Cops Third in C.C. Conference Meet 25-20 in Final Under the patient guidance of Dr. Larry Green, Hope's Cross Tilt of Season Country squad brought to a close A brillant offense sparked by Fullback Dave Kuyers and Halfback Mert Vander Lind proved too great for the Scots of Alma, as the Dutchmen of Hope won 25-20 before the annual Mom and Dad's Day crowd at Riverview Park. Alma won the toss and elected to receive. A f t e r returning the ball to the mid-field stripe center Bill Brookstra of Hope recovered a Scot fumble. Within three plays including a 42 yard run by Dave Kuyers, the Dutch led 6-0. Alma received the kickoff and brought the ball back to the 50 yard line where they gambled on a fourth down and one yard to go situation and failed to make the necessary yardage. The Dutch, a f t e r a series of eight plays hightened by a 21 yard run by "Mr. Outside" Mert Vander Lind, were within inches of the goal line. Halfback Pete Watt cross-bucked the Alma left side and the score stood 12-0. Alma again received and started to march but an attempted pass by Tom Johnson was intercepted by Jerry Hendrickson. Jack Faber then replaced Del Grissen in the Hope lineup and on the first play he completed a pass to Hendrickson on the one yard line. Hendrickson smashed over on an off-tackle play boosting the lead to 18-0. In the second quarter Alma threatened twice but was held by a strong and determined Dutch defense. A long pass by Alma's quarterback Johnson to Bob Hill gave the Scots a touchdown and the conversion was good. At the half the score read Hope 18, Alma 7. Hope received the kickoff to start the second half. Kuyers promptly plowed his was through the Scot defense f o r 47 yards but scoring possibilities were stymied when Watt fumbled on the four yard line and Alma recovered. Alma failed to gain the required yards for a first down and punted. Hope, on an eight play drive originating from Alma's 42 yard line, once more scored with a pass from Del Grissen to Pete Watt culminating the drive into the end zone. Grissen then passed to Curt Menning for the conversion and the score stood at 25-7. Alma then returned the kick to Hope's 26 yard line and Frank Lawrence scored on an end sweep making the score 25-13. Hope received and returned the ball to their own 40 yard line where they lost the ball on downs. The Scots capitalized and used eight running plays to make the score 25-20. With 4:35 left in the game Hope marched to the 4 yard line of Alma. Before Hope could score the final gun sounded leaving the Dutch with their third victory in a row and third place in the MIAA Conference for the 1956 gridiron season. HOPE-ALMA STATISTICS H A First downs 15 13 First downs rushing 12 4 First downs passing 3 9 Times rushed 57 34 Yards gained rushing ....311 121 Yards gained passing .... 83 166 Total yards gained 394 287 Passes attempted 14 29 Passes completed 4 14 Passes intercepted by 3 2 Fumbles 2 2 Fumbles recovered 2 2 Punts 4 4 Punting average 31.2 37.5 Penalties 3 0 Yards penalized 25 0 Games played November 10, 1956 Kalamazoo 20, Albion 13 Adrian 32, Olivet 13 Hillsdale 12, Lewis 0


a successful season by placing a strong third in the M.I.A.A. Conference Meet held at Alma College. This enabled the harriers to finish third in the conference behind unbeaten Kalamazoo and powerful Albion. Kalamazoo nicked out a conference meet victory over Albion by a 31 to 32 count. Next came Hope, rather f a r back but still in third place with 100 points. HillsSale took 4th with 104 points, Calvin 5th with 136 points. Alma 6th with 138 points, and Olivet 7th with 145 points. The eighth team in the conference, Adrian, failed to field a team. Led once again by the methodical Herb Widmer, who took 5th at 21:30, Hope placed 14th, 16th, 27th, and 38th for its total of 100 points. These were the efforts of Carrol Bennink, Ron Den Uyl, Harry Wristers, and John Needham respectively. Jack Hoogendoorn and Andy Felix finished 45th and 46th respectively to f a r out of the picture to place. With this 3rd place finish Hope once again showed that it will be a power to be reckoned with in years to come. The work of this years captain, Widmer, was exceptionally outstanding as he set a fine example for the others with his terrific spirit, great running ability, and enthusiastic leadership. For a look into the f u t u r e we see Hope's Harriers being led next year by Bennink who was one of the most outstanding members on the squad even though he is only a sophomore. With a little more help f r o m next years incoming frosh the Dutch should be stronger than this years fine team. Congratulations Guys! Final M.I.A.A. Conference Meet Results 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Kalamazoo Albion Hope Hillsdale Alma Alma Olivet



Cosmos Lead in All-Sports Race A f t e r the completion of the Fall Intramural Sports Program, one must pause to look at the all important race for the All Sports Trophy. When we look, we see that the powerful Cosmos are at the top of the heap with 17 points which were gathered in a 1st place tie in football and one second each in tennis and golf. The F r a t e r s are trailing the Cosmos by four points and now have a total of 13 points on the basis of their 1st place tie in football and two 4th place finishes — one in tennis and one in golf. With these 13 points the F r a t e r s were able to nudge out the Knicks who must be satisfied with 3rd place for the time being. The Knickerbockers, riding on the power of their golf title, have a total of 12 points. These were gained by a 4th place in football, a 3rd place in tennis, and the all important 1st place in golf. The fourth spot is occupied by the Arkies who have amassed 10 points on 3rd place finishes in football and golf and a last in tennis. Thus the Arkies have a two point buldge over the Emmies even though the Emersonians captured the tennis title. With their first place in tennis the Emmies managed to compile 8 points with the help of a last in football and a last in golf. The Cosmos remain in the driver's seat by taking over where they left off last year, but each fraternitay is looking forward with great anticipation toward the beginning of basketball, each hoping to improve its standing in the All Sports race. Place and Total Points: PI. Team F T G Total 1. Cosmos 9 4 4 17 2. F r a t e r s 9 2 2 13 3. Knicks 4 3 5 12 4. Arkies 6 1 3 10 5. Emmies 2 5 1 8

31 32 100 Knicks Sweep Golf Laurels 104 Led by the low scoring of George 136 Bitner, A1 Timmer, Chuck Lindahl, 138 the Knickerbocker's took the In145 tramural Golf Tournament with ease, subduing their nearest rival by six strokes. The Knicks total Wider Breaks Records score f o r the 27 holes was 405 with the Cosmos running in the Leads Hope to Victory 2nd position, at 411, which they Hope 19, Alma 38 just did manage to obtain from Led by Herbie Widmer's record the Arcadians, who finished a setting time of 20 minutes, 57 strong 3rd with a total score of 413. seconds, Hope's Harriers finished With these three teams finishing out the dual schedule with an imas close as they did, it is hard to pressive 19 to 38 win. Widmer's figure out what happened to the winning time erased his previous other two teams in the league. The record of 21:11 set against Olivet ability to find three men of equal only a few weeks before. This ability made things tough for the record stands as a school and Fraters (who took 4th at 479) and course record. the Emmies (who took 5th at 534). Following Herb for Hope were With the help of one or two more Ron Den Uyl, 2nd, Carroll Ben- low scores these teams could very nink, 3rd, Harry Wristers, 6th, easily have finished in one of the John Needham, 7th, Jack Hoogen- higher brackets. doorn, 9th, and Andy Felix, 10th. This year's play was highlighted Hope's main worry was t h a t of by a hole in one scored by John holding Alma's number one man, Van Dyke of the Arkies on the Dick Vinciguerra, f a r back in the 8th hole of the American Legion pack. This they managed to do Country Club. This year's play very nicely as our men took 1st, also marked an outstanding year 2nd, and 3rd before Vinciguerra for the medalist as George Bitner and Alma was able to break into of the KHN's at 127 shot one of the scoring column. the lowest scores in years. Special mention should also be made of FINAL M.I.A.A. A1 Timmer of the Knicks and Gord FOOTBALL STANDINGS Hondorp of the Arkies who shot scores of 130 each f o r the 27 holes, A-*, All Games thus pushing Bitner to his utmost W L PF PA in his successful attempt to capture Hillsdale 9 0 303 50 the scoring title. Kalamazoo 5 3 152 128 PI. Team Scores Total Hope 4 4 178 181 1. Knicks 127-130-148 405 Albion 3 5 135 137 2. Cosmos 134-136-141 411 Adrian 3 5 127 194 3. Arkies ..130-133-150 413 Alma 2 7 103 176 4. F r a t e r s 142-161-176 479 Olivet 0 8 58 291 5. Emmies 166-167-201 534

Basketball Team Is Well Balanced, Outlook For Campaign Is Bright Coach Russ DeVette has had his Hope College varsity basketball squad working, in preparation for their twenty-one game schedule, since the first of November. He has been running them through stiff workouts with special emphasis upon fundamentals. Coach DeVette is presently working with a fourteen man squad of which seven are returning letterwinner's from last year's squad. With the material t h a t is available the Dutch should be able to come up with a fine record even though they are a very young team. There is only one senior, five juniors, five, sophomores, and three freshmen on the squad. However, these men have had a wealth of high school experience which will help immensely in the coming campaign.

Two For Benes

Photo by Vic A m b e l l a s Paul Benes drops a short t h r o u g h the basket d u r i n g an i n t r a squad g a m e as M e r t V a n d e r Lind a n d Ray Ritesma a t t e m p t to d e f e n d . A l l three of the men p i c t u r e d should see p l e n t y of a c t i o n w h e n t h e Dutchmen o p e n t o m o r r o w at E a r l h a m College.

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Exit Football . . . . At the 1956 Fall Sports Banquet last November 15, Hope College, through the " H " Alumni Club, paid tribute to those men who donned the orange and blue and played their hearts out for Hope on the gridiron. Mert Vanderlind was elected captain of the 1957 squad, Dave Kuyers received the Most Valuable Player award, and Tom Harris the coaches award for good sportsmanship. Thirty-two men received letters. But this was to be the last such tribute f o r the four departing seniors. Fullback Dave Kuyers, Quarterback Harry Voss, Center Earl De Witt, and Guard Tom Harris left the ranks of the team, and we will miss them next year. *



This season was a fine one for Hope College. Although the team's overall record was four wins and four losses, their four and two mark in the MIAA was good enough for a third place finish. The two non-conference defeats came at the hands of powerful Heidelberg and Wabash. Individual performances were outstanding as well. Fullback Dave Kuyers led the MIAA in rushing, and seems a sure thing to be chosen to the AllMIAA team as he was in 1954. Mert Vanderlind also finished in the top four in rushing. Pete Watt led the team in scoring, racking up seven TD's and six conversions f o r 48 points. J e r r y Hendrickson was the team's leading pass receiver. He snagged six aerials, two f o r scores, f o r a total of 147 yards. Jerry also led the team in punting, with a 30.9 average f o r 13 punts. *



Coach DeVette is blessed with an exceptional number of tall men to do the front line rebounding work. Sophomore Paul Benes standing six feet-ten inches in height and Freshman Ray Ritsema scaling six feet-five inches in height appear to have the starting berths in the double pivot offense. These two men are backed up by two others who reach the six foot-five inch mark. Senior Bob Ritsema and Sophomore John Hood are both battling hard for the pivot positions. This abundance of tall men should help considerably in the Dutch efforts to control the backboards. At the present time it is a tossup in the battle f o r the three remaining starting berths. Any combination of the ten other players might possibly s t a r t the campaign. This is indicative of the exceptional depth available on this year's squad. There are five returning lettermen in this group fighting for the out court spots. This includes Juniors "Tiger" Teusink, Mert Vander Lind, and Dave Woodcock along with Sophomores Jun Buursma and Bob Thomson. The five new men battling for the positions are Juniors Jack Kempker and Lloyd McPherson, Sophomore J e r r y Hendrickson, Freshmen Roland Schut and Warren Vander Hill. Coach DeVette can smile when he contemplates the coming season for he most certainly is blessed with an abundance of material depth. However, the games are won and lost by the way they are played at game time. Thus the success or failure of the season will rest on the way these fourteen men play together. We most certainly feel that they have the ability to take the M. I. A. A. championship and now wish them the best of luck in this endeavor.

Kuyers, Harris, Vander Lind Honored At All-Sports Banquet Hope College's gridders have selected Dave Kuyers as their most valuable player f o r the 1956 season and Mert Vander Lind as their team captain for 1957. Dave captained the 1956 gridiron squad and did an excellent job of leading as he copped the M.I.A.A. individual rushing title. The Zeeland senior played four years of bruising ball for Hope and will long be remembered as the "Horse" was probably the outstanding fullback ever to play f o r Hope College. It is most fitting t h a t the so called "Mr. Outside" of the "Inside-Outside" combination succeed as captain. It is certainly a real honor f o r Grand Rapids' Mert Vander Lind to be selected to lead Hope College's gridders to what we forsee as the M.I.A.A. title.

Hope should have a gridiron powerhouse next year, with twentyeight lettermen returning. If next year's crop of freshmen shows as much potential as this year's did, The "Coaches A w a r d " was given Hope College will definitely be a to Senior Tom H a r r i s of Philathreat to win the MIAA football delphia, Pennsylvania, f o r exemplichampionship in 1957. fying those qualities which make Bob Van Wart coaching a pleasure".

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