Varied reactions greet goal statement by Mary Houting The recently released preliminary. statement of the college's goals and purposes, which holds that Christianity is the integrating force of a Christian liberal arts education, has drawn both positive and negative response, nearly all of it from faculty members. COMPILED BY the Ad Hoc Committee on Purposes and Goals and released Nov. 24, the statement represents the first fruits of President Gordon Van Wylen's first major undertaking after assuming office last July. Professor of Philosophy Dr. Arthur Jentz, chairman of the
committee, emphasized that the statement is by no means final. Faculty members have been invited to respond in writing to the committee, offering suggestions and arguments. Jentz said that student input is also welcome. 44 A LIBERAL ARTS education centers upon man's intellectual, social, aesthetic, and artistic experiences," the statement begins. "The distinguishing mark of such an education is the development of an ability to integrate all these experiences into a coherent whole." Hope's basic commitment, which is the essence of Christianity, is the means by which it
attempts to achieve this integration, the statement continues. It concludes by speaking of Hope as 44 a community of scholars whose purpose is the integration of all life in the light of God as creator and redeemer, and man as a creature, called to love God and his neighbor." PIETY AND scholarship complement one another in the Hope community, according to the statement, "giving education integrity and purpose." Jentz indicated that he has already received both positive and negative feedback regarding the document. "Many of the reactions are diametrically opposed, which
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indicates the kind of fix we are in," he stated. BECAUSE SOME faculty members seemed to think the statement was final and already college policy, the Purposes and Goals Committee issued a letter last Tuesday to all faculty members. "What we have done thus far, proceeding according to President Van Wylen's directive, is to present to the faculty a preliminary report by mid-November" the letter states. Jentz asserted that the committee's duties from this point will depend upon input it receives and its own deliberations. He also said that negative faculty response was to be expected: "Our faculty are diverse, and obviously not everyone would envision the same goals." APPENDED TO the statement is a response from Van Wylen, who reveals a "basic agreement" with the document. He suggests some ways in which the integration of a Christian liberal arts education might be implemented at Hope: in individual courses, the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and "within the life and scholarly pursuits of the individual faculty member." "I just want people to be free here," Van Wylen told the anchor. "I want them to see what Hope is all about." Responding to a criticism that the statement has too much of a Christian emphasis, Van Wylen opined that it does not depart from the historical position of the college. JENTZ COMMENTED that the document is not intended to be a prospectus for the future so much
CLB discussion of parietal, drinking proposal postponed by Dave DeKok
Free university proposed by Dirk Bloemendaal Hope may soon be the site of a unique and refreshing learning experience. Greg Pontier, Student Congress President, indicated recently that a project of "unlimited potential" may be in the works. CALLED THE Free University, its creed would be teaching and learning for the sheer love of the subject. "Courses would be given by professors and students with a special skill or talent," Pontier said. "The whole purpose of the program would be to create greater interaction between students and faculty," he continued. "No pay, no grade, no credit: the success of the endeavor depends on the adherance to this rule." STUDENT CONGRESS is playing a key role in planning the project. The original idea had evolved earlier at another college, and is just beginning to take hold at Hope.
Take heed Persons interested in an active role on the editorial staff of the anchor, including editor for second semester, should make inquiries via telephone or in writing to Dr. James Seeser (2263 or 2266), chairman of the SCMC, by Wednesday, Dec. 13. Inquiries are invited even if previous experience is minimal.
"Dean Stewart, Gary Demarest, and I talked about it going down to Denison for a conference, but I really didn't have a chance to do anything with the idea until I presented the outline at a Hope faculty meeting earlier this year," said Pontier. "WE'VE HAD SEVERAL professors approach us with the idea of conducting classes, and prospects look so good that we are even anticipating having students with a special skill hold their own classes," he continued. "We definitely feel that once the ball gets rolling, people will be coming out of the woodwork with ideas," he added. Some of the people who have expressed interest in the concept are Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Carl Schackow, Dean for Academic Affairs Morrette Rider, and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. David Myers.
portable sonar and fishing rigs would add breadth to the course." "I BELIEVE IN carry-over activities, things that students can use after their graduation from Hope College in their everyday lives," he added. The Free University would also work on a totally different time basis. Classes would be held once a week and would be staggered in order to achieve maximum participation. RIDER HAS come up with perhaps the most unusual course so far. Centering around 18th and 19th century personalities, his course would explore different occurrences in the history of the orchestra. Any professors or students interested in holding their own courses are urged to contact Pontier, who, incidentally, is thinking about holding a course on the feeding and care of cats.
as a statement of what Hope is presently like. "One of the President's purposes was to see where the mind of the college is today," Jentz said. Van Wylen also stressed that the statement is by no means final. Ultimate authority for drawing up a statement of purposes and goals for the college rests with the Board of Trustees. Anything the committee draws up can only be a recommendation to the Board. ONE CRITICISM leveled against the statement, both Van Wylen and Jentz indicated, is that it is too philosophical and theological, at the expense of the practical. Some faculty members have suggested that a statement describing the kind of place a Christian liberal arts institution should be would be more appropriate and would help avoid possible misinterpretations. Because of dissatisfaction with the document as it now stands, some professors have circulated a petition among their colleagues in an effort to stimulate open discussion. "RIGHT NOW IT is essential that people correspond with the committee," Van Wylen stated. "If they aren't satisfied with the statement or my response, they can say so." In addition to Jentz, members of the goals committee are Dr. David Marker, professor of physics, and Rev. Lambert Ponstein, professor of religion. All were requested by Van Wylen at the outset of their task to devote one-third of their time and effort to it.
A decision on whether to liberalize parietal hours and allow alcoholic beverages on campus was delayed until at least Jan. 16 by the Campus Life Board at its meeting last Monday evening. THE BOARD referred to the Student Conduct Committee two proposals drawn up by Student Congress member Bob Schellenberg and ratified by Student Congress. The proposals would extend parietal hours to a maximum of from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily and would allow drinking in residence halls and cottages if approved by 75 percent of the unit's residents. Schellenberg was not overly dismayed by the action. "If the Student Conduct Committee brings back a negative report, it will be easier for us to present an argument against it than if we had to defend a positive report. We'll be on the offensive," he told the anchor. STUDENT CLB member Ron Posthuma told the anchor eventual passage of the drinking proposal was uncertain because three
student board members presently plan to vote against it. He expressed hope for the parietals question, however. In other action the CLB ratified a proposal from the Extra Curricular Activities Committee concerning fraternities' obligations to find people to live in their houses. FRATERNITIES WILL now be required to fill 100 percent of any two floors of their house with active members. "This part of the rule will be interpreted to mean having at least 30 active fraternity members living on any floor of the house," Dean of Students Robert DeYoung indicated. THE NEW PROPOSAL stipulates that independents living in fraternity houses have free access to the basement except during formal fraternity functions. Such functions must be registered in advance with the head resident of the house. Independents would be required to pay a dorm fee not exceeding $5 if they desired to use the basement.
SCHACKOW HOLDS what is perhaps the most completely developed "plan of action" among the enthusiasts. His topic? Fishing. He said, "It seems to me that in this part of the state we have some of the finest fishing in the Midwest. Fishing is one of the greatest recreational pastimes in Michigan." An avid fisherman, Schackow stated, "We would try to involve local sporting goods distributors so that they might be represented in the class. Already, Main Auto & Marine has approached me about the idea. Demonstrating the new
ANCHORED INSIDE Clinic drug prices studied School lunches: hot issue May term courses announced Faculty hiring policy outlined Statement of goals and purposes Executives to get credit here Into Focus, out of drug abuse
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Rumors of a drug rip-off by the Hope College Health Clinic have prompted an anchor investigation of the drug prices at the clinic as compared with area pharmacies. RESULTS OF THE somewhat cursory study indicate that most prescription drugs sold at the clinic are the least expensive in the Holland area. Some drugs, however, can be purchased for a lower price at Holland's Thrifty Acres than at the clinic. The Darby mail order firm supplies the clinic with its prescription drugs. Head nurse Marian Blake stated that in order to insure high standards for the medicine dispensed at the clinic, mostly brand name pharmaceuticals are purchased. Con-
Hope to host NSF math, chemistry summer institutes Hope has again been selected by the National Science Foundation to host summer institutes for high school teachers of advanced placement chemistry and mathematics. Both the NSF chemistry institute, under the direction of Dr. Eugene Jekel, professor of chemistry, and the NSF mathematics institute, under the direction of Dr. Jay Folkert, professor of mathematics, will be held for the 10th year. Each institute will have 40 participants. Exact dates of the institutes will be announced later. Previous institutes have run from late June to mid-August. The NSF summer institutes are designed to help secondary level teachers improve their classroom effectiveness. Institutes will be held at 178 colleges and universities for 8,400 high school teachers.
sequently, students pay more for some prescriptions than necessary because as college physician Vernon Boersma noted, "There is really no difference in quality among drugs manufactured domestically. All are checked by the Food and Drug Administration." SUCH MEDICINES AS Antivert tablets, Chlortrimeton, penicillin G, and compazine are considerably less costly at Thrifty Acres than at the clinic. Chlortrimeton and Antivert cost just under $6.00 per 100 at Thrifty's while the clinic charges $10.00 per 100 tabs of each drug. Penicillin G is sold for $4.10 per hundred at Thrifty Acres as compared to $5.00 per 100 at the clinic. And if you still aren't convinced, compazine costs $8.00 per 100 at Thrifty's and $10.00 per hundred at the clinic. EARLIER THIS year, students paid higher prices for drugs than
Music urn Singers to give concert Hope's Collegium Musicum Singers, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Carroll Lehman, will present a concert Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium. The chamber group is comprised of 20 students who sing representative works of the Italian and English madrigal schools of the Renaissance. The concert will include such familiar works as "My Bonnie Lass She Smileth," and "Come Again, Sweet Love" as well as an interesting Italian "Echo Song". Three French songs by Paul Hindemith and several Christmas pieces will conclude the program. Several solo harpsichord pieces will also add variety and interest to the program.
was necessary. The health clinic's supply of some medications had run out. To fill the temporary need, the clinic went to a drugstore downtown, where prices are significantly higher than Thrifty Acres. Ultimately, the higher prices were passed along to the student. IT WOULD BE WRONG to term the health clinic a rip-off. Most prescriptions can be filled there for the lowest price in the area. Immunizations are given at a very low rate. But a few major exceptions, such as those mentioned above, can easily give the clinic a bad reputation. Nurse Blake is "willing to cooperate" in finding a more economical way to purchase drugs. She mentioned that Darby is convenient because everything is mailed post-paid and insured. "But," she said, "we want to do anything to help the student." Possibilities for coping with the situation include buying from a local wholesaler, buying directly from a pharmaceutical company, or purchasing some drugs from a store like Thrifty Acres. Or, of course, another possibility is taking no action at all.
Thespians sought as tryouts begin for play, 'Cyrano' The theater department will hold try-outs for its third production of the season, Cyrano de Bergerac, next Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the main theater of the DeWitt Cultural Center. Written in 1897, Edmond Rostand's classic drama portrays an earlier age of high adventure and idealism. The production will be directed by Donald Finn, assistant professor of theater, and presented March 1-3 and 7-10.
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Plans bogged down
Children still await lunches It appears Holland children will have to wait a while to receive hot lunches in their schools. After many months of discussion about the prospects of inaugurating such a program, no definitive plans have evolved, reports Superintendent of Schools Donald Ihrman. THE SCHOOL BOARD is awaiting finalization of plans for two new junior high schools in the district before making plans for a lunch program, he said. Last spring, the Holland Human Relations Commission set up a steering committee to look into the school lunch matter. Cochairman of this committee, Mrs. Walter Pancik, said recently that the committee is still working toward instituting a program, and they will attend the Dec. 11 Holland School Board meeting to ask what is being done by the school system. MRS. PANCIK REPORTS that at the present two schools, Harrington and Lakeview, have lunch programs which are sponsored and provided by their PTA's. She said they are receiving government surplus, and one child receives free lunch, so they are being reimbursed by the government. By
law, the p r o p a m should extend to the whole city, since it is government assisted, she added. She also mentioned one special education class which receives federal hot lunches, but this is granted from Title I, not the School Lunch Act which would require it to be city-wide. A FEDERAL LUNCH program would include food from local distributors, the government reimbursing the schools for lunches served, Mrs. Pancik said. Reimbursements include 4^ for every lunch sold, 20^ for every reduced price lunch, and 30^ for every free lunch served. According to Mrs. Pancik, there are several alternatives for school lunch programs in Holland, which shouldn't require additional facilities. "As long as schools have gyms, they can rent chairs and tables if needed," she added. ONE POSSIBLE program would be the satellite system. Under this plan, a central kitchen would cook all meals, which would be brought by trucks equipped with heating units to all the schools. Or, a convection oven, which would cost about $200, could be set up easily, to heat up already
Wettack given grants for energy research Dr. F. Sheldon Wettack, professor of chemistry, has been awarded two grants totaling $28,000 to support his research program in molecular energy transfer. THE PETROLEUM Research Fund, administered by The American Chemical Society, has granted $7,000 to assist Wettack and his research students in their studies of energy transfer in liquid solutions. THE PRF GRANT will enable Wettack and students Mary Millard, Patsy Bahrt, Daniel Dethmers, and Robert Klapthor to continue their work for the next two years. The Research Corporation, a private foundation which supports
research in the chemical sciences, has awarded Wettack a $21,000 grant for studies on molecular energy transfer in the gas phase. This work is designed to observe the detailed nature of energy transfer which occurs when organic molecules collide in the gaseous phase. WORKING WITH Wettack on this project are Doug Worsnop and Ken Janda. The grant from Research Corporation also will allow Wettack to engage a postdoctoral student on the project for a two-year period beginning in September, 1973. The two grants bring the total research support granted to Wettack over the last five years to $110,000.
Many different courses proposed for May Term by Marcy Darin Course proposals for Hope's newly-instituted May Term currently number 58, according to term director Donald Williams, associate professor of chemistry. WILLIAMS stated that the list of course descriptions available to students at registration is only tentative and designed to eliminate fields in which student interest is lacking. "We are still in the process of selecting courses," he stated. He added that students can still "help mold courses" by suggesting a field of study not included on the list to himself or the appropriate instructor. THE MAY TERM affords the student a unique opportunity for intensive study of a s u b j e c t "total immersion,'* as Williams termed it. All courses are worth three credit hours unless otherwise indicated. Among the proposals are numerous off-campus studies, several overseas. These include a study of English drama in London, an international education seminar in Greece, and an archaeological dig in the Middle East. SEVERAL out-of-state studies have been proposed, including a geological expedition in Colorado, a United Nations internship and an internship on Federal Vocations in Washington, D.C. Other tentative courses include college requirements such as National Government and World Literature. OMITTED from the course descriptions at registration were several activity courses which will be offered by the physical educa-
tion department. All these courses are worth credit and have an additional $45 tuition fee. Williams pointed out that May Term study involves three hours of class time daily for 14 straight school days; lab courses could require an extra six to nine hours of work per day. "PUNCHING A bag or swinging a golf club would provide a needed break for tension-ridden students," he explained. Slated to begin May 14, the session will run to June 1. Tuition for the term is $135, not including costs of course-sponsored field trips, for which the student is expected to pay. ROOM AND board charges have not been decided but will be roughly comparable to last year's $124 summer school total. Students may choose to live off campus. The $135 tuition figure represents a charge of $45 per credit hour, while the average credit hour cost for the regular semester is approximately $67. HOPE IS ONE of the few private colleges to offer an intensive term in May. Most colleges with such a program offer it in January, between semesters. Williams explained that some schools with a January term force students to take the intensive study program by limiting the number of credit hours they can take during a semester. He added that although Hope has compressed the work time of a semester by eliminating reading days before exams, it has not lightened the semester load, nor has it required students to participate in the May Term.
repared canned lunches, she said, et another alternative is cold lunches. Mrs. Pancik said all three would be Type A lunches, and would meet nutritional requirements. TWO PETITIONS were presented to the school board last year supporting a lunch program. One was from the HHRC committee with 300 signatures, and one from La Raza Unida, with 200 signatures. Citing these petitions, Mrs. Pancik stressed the existence of a need and desire for a lunch program. At this time, the Board of Education is studying possibilities for a lunch program, according to Superintendent Ihrman. Of alternatives available now, "None has been given priority," he said. "The main problem is with elementaries, equipping them for serving lunches." IHRMAN SAID A central kitchen could be incorporated into plans for the new junior high, to implement a satellite program. "State money is available for help in establishing a central kitchen," he reported. However, no presentation of final plans for the junior highs will be made before spring. He said there may be an intermediate step to provide school lunches, but the school board hasn't made any strides toward one yet. MRS. PANCIK ALSO pointed out a $438,000 surplus in the Holland school budget as reported in a meeting with the school board last May. She asks why this couldn't be put to use for obtaining a school lunch program. When questioned on this surplus, Ihrman said, "It could go to many good causes, but the Board is also considering reducing the school operating millage." He said that millage has now expired, and will be voted upon in the spring. The school board views any surplus money as possibly leading to a lowered millage request, he continued, and said, "The taxpayers will get the money back some way." MRS. PANCIK mentioned a letter her committee received from Senator Phillip Hart this fall, reporting from the State School Lunch office that Holland schools would have a lunch program in October. Ihrman said, "The Board of Education never made that statement, it was absolutely inaccurate and incorrect." He said officials did meet in Lansing to discuss possibilities in the issue, but no action was taken.
i JERRY JERRET, shown here in the role of Tevye from the Broadway musical "Fiddler on the R o o f , " will perform a concert of songs from the play Monday evening.
Jerry Jarret to perform Fiddler selections Monday A concert version of "Fiddler on the R o o f will be presented by actor Jerry Jarrett Monday at 8:15 p.m. in the Holland Civic Center as the fourth event of the 1972-73 Holland Concert Association's Great Performance Series. MONDAY'S CONCERT replaces the Fialka Dance Company of Yugoslavia which was to have appeared in Holland Dec. 14. The company cancelled its entire American tour earlier this fall. The concert, billed as "An Evening with Tevye," will feature the major songs from "Fiddler." Jarrett will discuss the role of Tevye, which he played on Broadway. NINE MONTHS after joining "Fiddler on the R o o f in the minor role of Avram the Bookseller, Jarrett's name went up on the marquee over the title in New York. He has portrayed not only Avram, but Lazar Wolf the Butcher, and Tevye, and has played in New York and with the national touring company. Bom in Brooklyn, Jarrett attended City College of New York, and studied with Lee Strasberg and in Hollywood at the Actors Lab Theatre. He played on the Borscht Circuit and trouped with Monty Woolley as Banjo in Kauf-
man and Hart's "The Man Who Came To Dinner" before shedding his mufti for an Army uniform. In World War II he was quickly commandeered by director Ezra Stone for Irving Berlin's all-G.I. musical, "This Is The Army," which was performed around the globe. BACK IN CIVILIAN status he was cast prominently in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" with Carol Channing and in "Guys and Dolls," "Brigadoon" and "New Moon" on tour. On Broadway he made his bow in " A t War With The Army" and won the Vernon Rice Award. Off-Broadway he was the first winner of the coveted Obie Award for his performance of the Father in "Me Candido." He also appeared off-Broadway in "5 A.M. Jazz " JARRETT WAS a standby during the run on Broadway of another Bock and Harnick musical presented by Harold Prince, "Fiorello!", and eventually won acclaim on a tour of summer theaters as Mayor La Guardia in that Pulitzer Prize Winning show. He has also performed in TV shows such as "Naked City" and "Car 54".
Hiring plan seeks minorities A statement outlining the college's faculty hiring policies, including provisions designed to further employment of minorities and women, has been compiled by the Dean for Academic Affairs' office and distributed to department chairmen and Hope's academic administrative staff. THE STATEMENT embodies the goals expressed in a recent presidential directive to the nation's colleges and universities.
Executive Order 11246 requires that colleges "eliminate all existing discriminatory conditions, whether purposeful or inadvertent." It also makes a plea for affirmative action " t o make additional efforts to . recruit, employ and promote qualified members of groups formerly exluded, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the coljege.
AAB ratifies advanced placement, new course The Academic Affairs Board at its meeting last Wednesday ratified a resolution allowing students to take departmentally prepared advanced placement tests if one prepared by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is not available for that department. Associate Professor of Att Dr. Robert Vickers also talked to the board about possible revisions in the college's Cultural Heritage requirement. At present, a student is required to take either Introduction to Art History, Introduction to Music, or Introduction to the Theater.
"The art department would like to include some basic level studio courses in the cultural heritage possibilities," Vickers stated. "We'd also like to add African Art and Modem Painting and Sculpture as possibilities." There was some question as to whether some studio courses might be overrun with students. Vickers agreed that this was a possibility, especially in Ceramics. In other action the AAB approved a new theater course for next semester. Entitled Studies in Theater Performance, the course will center around mime and movement.
ACCORDING TO the college statement, the premise of the affirmative action concept of the executive order is that unless positive action is undertaken to overcome the effects of systematic institutional forms of exclusion and discrimination, a benign neutrality in employment practices will tend to perpetuate the status quo ante indefinitely. President Gordon Van Wylen stated that Hope is committed to the acquisition of a diversified faculty. T o that end, the statement calls for a "conscious and sustained attempt to seek out and employ faculty and advisors who are best equipped to address themselves to the interests and needs of the large number of women and the significant number of blacks and Chicanos who attend the college." THE COLLEGE statement also declares that faculty promotion policies and practices presently defined in the Faculty Handbook insure that women and minorities are not at a disadvantage and that the college upholds the equal pay for equal work doctrine. To comply with Executive Order 11246, the college will apprise the govemment of its present practices and its intentions for the f u t u r e as they are partially outlined in the administrative statement.
December 8, 1972
Hope College anchor
On the goals statement Like many liberal arts colleges today, Hope has sought to update and redefine its goals and purposes with an eye to the future. However, significantly unlike the other schools, Hope's new statement of purposes and goals represents not a more enlightened, all-encompassing approach in keeping with its commitment to liberal education but seems to hark back to a more conservative, strictured posture. This is at least the content of the statement at first blush and appears remarkably anom-
anchor editorial alous to the content of the president's address, made at the start of Hope's so-called new era. In his address President Gordon Van Wylen spoke of the truth embodied in the word aletheia. For him this is a truth which frees men, allowing them to become all that they can become. We believe with him that a school grounded in the Christian tradition must diligently seek to impart the spirit of alethia. However, we fear, as do many of the faculty, that the authors of Hope's new policy statement have allowed personal commitments to Christianity to dominate and overpower the free academic atmosphere that is essential to a liberal arts institution. Many have noted changes in attitudes on the part of both students and faculty. The recent response by faculty to the preliminary statement of purposes and goals would seem to indicate that the faculty have indeed been changing-many not wishing to take up evangelical Christianity. These, along with some professors committed to a life in Christ, reject the statement because they fear the homogeneity it will bring to the campus when applied to faculty hiring practices. Some even fear losing their own jobs. It is not the
statement itself they object to so much as the way in which it could be interpreted and used to the college's disadvantage. This is logical enough. The statement itself is harmless. Similar statements have been compiled in the past with little effect on the practical life of the college. The present statement is not a "creed" as it has been called, but an attempt to represent what Hope College is-a Christian liberal arts college. One problem with the statement is that some students and faculty do not accept the basic tenets of Christianity, do not accept the philosophy of a Christian liberal arts education. Hope College at present is not even a community of scholars, let alone a place where Christianity is the force which integrates all disciplines into a comprehensive and meaningful whole. The statement speaks of Hope as if it were an entity which transcends its administrators, faculty, and students. Unlike previous statements of goals, however, this one will not be conveniently cubbyholed. It means a great deal to Van Wylen and he intends to implement it when making the day-to-day decisions of the college. He also intends to use it as a guideline for recruiting faculty, as his written response to the statement indicates. While no faculty member would be hired simply because he professed Christianity and none rejected because he professed agnosticism, these factors would carry more weight than they have in the past. "Qiis may be Van Wylen's major problem: he says he wants people to be free and means it, yet many of his actions will be interpreted as restricting freedom. He wants the college to be truly Christian, but the fact is that it is not, and even many campus Christians do not want it to be. Yet Van Wylen has the power to try to make it so and this is what many people fear.
Readers speak out
On the 'anchor' dilemma It was with great regret that the Student Communications Media Committee accepted the resignation of Mary Houting as editor of the anchor. The numerous favorable comments made to members of the SCMC from all parts of the Hope College community and the off-campus community are ample testimony to the effectiveness of the editor and her staff. The conditions that prompted her resignation and that of the assistant editor,
The Milestone has had two remarkably successful years since a similar situation occured on its staff and in spite of less than adequate remuneration. There is little doubt, however, that more financial rewards will ease this staffing problem also. Jim Seeser Chairman, SCMC
Gary Gray, have come about in part due to the omission in the original establishment of the board-committee structure of a mechanism to deal with changing financial needs in the campus media. In this vacuum, the SCMC will do what it can in terms of presenting the case of the anchor and other media to the CLB and administration. The other aspect of the problem, that of lack of editorial help, is a problem that must be solved largely by the anchor staff. My impression is that in recent years the anchor has not encouraged lateral movement of students to the staff from the later classes. This has led to a situation where a flow of students is not available to handle normal attrition.
Cabinet rapport by Art Buchwald Copyright ÂŠ 1 9 7 2 , Los Angeles Times Syndicate
the phone and asked directory assistance for the number of the White House. Then he dialed the number. "THE WHOLE FAMILY stood behind him waiting breathlessly. 'I wish to speak to the President,' he said. There was a pause. 'Yes, the call is paid for,' he said angrily. They switched him to another person who made him spell his name. Then they asked him for his title. He said he was a Cabinet officer. This apparently had some effect because they switched him to another person who told him the President was not there. This, of course, was a lie because we had just seen him on television speaking from the Oval Room. "My husband said, 'It's urgent that I see the President on some very important business concerning my department.' The person on the other end of the line asked him to hold on. Then he told my husband he could see the President at next Sunday's prayer breakfast meeting at the White House. 'Good,' my husband said, 'I have to talk to him.' "THE PERSON ON the other end of the line replied, 'We said you could see the President next S u n d a y - w e didn't say anything about talking to him.'" "And that was the last time your husband saw the President?" I asked. "NO, AS A MATTER of fact, we saw him last w e e k - t h r e e years later. "We were at Rockefeller Center, Christmas shopping, and who should come by but President Nixon and Pat. My husband thought fast and pushed himself through the Secret Service men. 'Hello, Mr. President!' he shouted. "PRESIDENT NIXON held out his hand. 'Where are you from?' the President asked. "'Washington, D.C.,' my husband replied. "'Well,' said the President, 'how do you like those Redskins?' And before my husband could answer, the President walked on." "I'LL BET YOU that's something you ^wo will never forget," I said. "I should say so. My husband said he'd never wash his right hand again."
President Nixon has just announced he will work more closely with his Cabinet in his second term than he did in his first. For four years the President has preferred to work with only a few close White House aides IT HAS BEEN forgotten now, but at the start of the Nixon Administration the President not only vowed that he would work very closely with his Cabinet officers, he also announced that he planned to have Cabinet officers' wives attend the meetings so they could better understand the workings of the government. In a much publicized meeting, husbands and wives of the President's Cabinet were photographed around a large table with Mr. Nixon presiding. AS FAR AS ANYONE knows, not only was this the last meeting the wives attended but shortly after that the President stopped meeting with the husbands as well. The Cabinet officers may have taken all this in stride but the wives remained bitter to the e n d . ' "I THOUGHT WHEN my husband became a Cabinet officer," one wife told me, "he would be working until midnight, seven days a week. But he was home every night at 5 o'clock, and I couldn't get him out of the house on weekends." "Well, what was wrong with t h a t ? " "THE FIRST THING he would do when he came in was ask, 'Did the President call?' I would always have to reply, 'He didn't.' Then he would say to the kids, 'I don't want anyone to touch the phone while I'm home. The White House may be trying to get me.' "Every time we wanted to call someone we had to go to the drugstore. When the phone rang, he would jump up and grab it and say, 'Yes Sir, Mr. President/ It was usually my mother calling and he'd have a fit." "THERE MUST HAVE been a lot of tension in the house," I said. "Month after month he brooded about it. Finally it got so bad I asked, 4Why don't you call the President?' He said, 'You're right, m call the President!' He picked up | OPE COLLEGE
Time of joy dear editor
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This year we have the opportunity to complete our fall semester before the Christmas holidays. We trust that as you leave the campus to join your family and friends, you will have a wonderful vacation, and that this will be a time of joy, reflection and relaxation. It is our hope that the Event and the Person, which Christmas is all about, may have particular meaning for you and your family. We look forward to your return and to our next semester together. To those who graduate at the end of this semester, we extend our congratulations and best wishes. It was really good to have you with us and we hope you will frequently return. THE VAN WYLENS Gordon and Margaret Elizabeth, Steve, Ruth, David, Emily
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Goals statement: Christianity integrating force Editor's note: The following is the text of the preliminary statement of the college's goals compiled by the Ad Hoc Committee on Purposes and Goals and released Nov. 24. It is followed by a response from President Gordon Van Wylen. A liberal arts education centers upon man's intellectual, social, aesthetic, and artistic experiences. The distinguishing mark of such an education is the development of an ability to integrate all these experiences into a coherent whole. Such integration certainly involves a crossing of traditional disciplinary lines, and cooperation where unities obviously exist. HOWEVER, at its deepest level, integration can emanate only from a perspective on the nature of reality and human existence. Therefore, a liberal arts education very often has some center, allegiance, or understanding that attempts to integrate that which is known, and thus has certain implicit or explicit philosophies. Hope College, as a Christian liberal arts institution, has a basic commitment through which it strives to achieve this integration and to bring what it discovers and teaches into the context of man's culture. That commitment in essence is as follows: Man is a creature of God, placed on this earth to love and serve God and to show that love for God in his relationship with his fellowman. This love for God is not a common possession of mankind, for man has sought to explore reality and existence without reference to his Creator. The need of man is to be restored to God his Creator. The Christian perspective of life and existence, acknowledging man's need, is committed to the knowledge of God, revealed in Holy Scripture, and the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, who carried out in the world what it meant to love and to serve God, and who was put to death on a cross. He was raised from the dead, having overcome sin and death, and as Lord of all life, he reigns, and through the Holy Spirit, forgives, heals, brings men into a right relationship with God, and gives meaning to life. A commitment to Jesus Christ is an acceptance of one's self as his creature and child. God has placed man in the universe through his goodness and love, and has given man the rich endowments of mind and spirit which make it possible for man to roam through the endless possibilities and mysteries of God's world, discovering, creating, contemplating, and enjoying what God has given. Man is able to rejoice in such immensity of the universe, knowing that God's creation is unendingly larger and more wonderful than he can describe or comprehend. HOPE COLLEGE, with its various disciplines, its methods for seeking knowledge, its creativity, its sense of the aesthetic, and its reverence and awe before the unknown, is a community of scholars whose purpose is the integration of all life in the light of God as creator and redeemer, and man as a creature, called to love God and his neighbor. It is further a community in work, worship, and fellowship.
Finally, it is a community that takes its calling seriously, knowing that piety is not scholarship, and scholarship is not piety, but that these complement each other, giving education integrity and purpose. Respectively submitted. Ad Hoc Committee on Purposes And Goals Thank you for your invitation to indicate ways in which the statement you have prepared would bear on decisions that influence the life and direction of the college. NEEDLESS TO SAY, it is difficult to put on paper statements which will correspond with the decisions which one makes in the real world, for these involve individual persons and real-life situations. Nonetheless I shall try, and trust that these comments, which I will try to state as honestly and accurately as I can, will contribute to meaningful discussion of the statement you have prepared. I find myself in basic agreement with your statement and hope these comments are consistent with your intent and purpose. I also urge you to share these comments with the faculty, with the hope they will contribute to our overall discussion on these issues. THE INTEGRATION which you have stressed within the community of Hope College will take place in many different ways: within the life and scholarly pursuits of the individual faculty member, in individual courses, in the curriculum as a whole, in the extra-curricular activities of the college, in the interaction and working together toward common goals.which take place throughout the campus community. Perhaps a few amplifying comments on each of these are in order. SINCE THE KEY to success in any college or university endeavor is the faculty, the integration of which you speak must necessarily be achieved by the faculty. This suggests that when we recruit faculty we should be concerned with their academic excellence in their professional field, the correspondence between their field of academic competence and the academic needs at Hope College, their acceptance of the overall purposes and goals of Hope College, and their personal acceptance of the commitments (as you have stated them) on which we base our educational program at Hope College. JUST HOW ALL of these factors are weighed in an individual situation will depend on the nature of the specific academic position to be filled, the present strength of the department in which the prospective faculty member will serve, the candidates available to fill a given position, and our concern for other factors, such as recruitment of minority faculty members and women. Your statement does not make reference to the fact that Hope College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. I'm not sure how this factor should influence faculty recruitment, but it probably cannot be completely ignored. As far as the religious dimension is concerned, I am more concerned about basic convictions and the outworking of these in one's personal and academic life than I am for specific denominational affiliation. IN FACT, I believe one of the great strengths is the diversity of
Christian background and church affiliation of our faculty. Yet I presume in the long run we will want to achieve some balance in regard to denominational affiliation. As regards achieving this integration in individual courses, the extent t o which this integration occurs will vary considerably from one course to another and will depend, in some measure, on the faculty member teaching the course. Integration should be introduced only where it is natural and appropriate to the course and should not be dragged in simply to achieve some externally expected goal. NONETHELESS, where such integration is appropriate in an individual course, it should certainly be done, and be done with the same intellectual rigor which characterizes the rest of the course. As regards the curriculum as a whole, the statement in the catalog, "The Objectives of the Curriculum at Hope College" is, in my judgment, excellent. Part D deals with the integration which you have stressed in your statement. PERSONALLY, I would place greater emphasis on objective truth (as compared to experience) as the basis for such an integration, but I find no major reservation with this statement. (I do find the statement under Part B, 4t a student should transcend the provincialities of earlier thinking and experiences" rather presumptive and a bit arrogant.)
The extra-curricular activities of the college provide many opportunities for this integration of which you have written. We have great diversity in our extracurricular activities, and no one activity will in itself fully achieve this integration. HOWEVER, our extracurricular activities ought to reflect our concern for that which is true and just and noble. These concerns ought to be kept in mind when we select movies, plays, speakers and all of the extracurricular activities which make up life at Hope College. Extracurricular activities also provide outstanding opportunities to learn what is being thought and discussed in the world at large, and this is both appropriate and essential for Hope College. We should frequently look at our overall program of extracurricular activities to insure that there is balance and that individual events as well as the overall program are contributing to our overall goals and objectives. WITHIN THE overall campus community, the environment in our living units, our concern for minority groups and the overall quality of life on campus ought to relate to our overall goals and purposes. This pertains directly to the matter of campus governance, which we will be addressing next semester.
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Library to remain open continuously Insomniac bookworms and students will be able to utilize VanZoeren Library at any hour beginning next Friday. Library hours during exam week will be as follows: from 8 a.m. Dec. 15 to 5 p.m. Dec. 16. Dec. 17 the library will reopen at 1:30 p.m. and will remain open until Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. Coffee will be served from 12 midnight until 8 a.m. for 5^ a cup, and escort service will be provided.
The Wheels of Hope will be rolling in the 1973 Spring Bicycle Trip during spring break. The five day trek, from March 30 to April 7, will cover ground between New Orleans and Pensacola Beach, Florida. One physical education activity credit will be granted to participants. Bikers will cover an average of 60 miles a day. Cost for the trip will be $65. This includes roundtrip transportation for bikers and bikes, food for five days, night accomodations-camping out and staying in churches, and full insurance coverage.
To me, our commitments suggest a balance between participation by the community, and insuring that we follow sound management principles and procedures. AS I INDICATED, I will welcome the opportunity to discuss these matters with you or with members of the faculty, and in so doing, will strive to promote the vigor and excellence of all of our activities. There are a number of other matters which warrant Considerable study and discussion in the college. Among these are the matter of pre-professional curricula, (there is strong student interest in the health-related" fields), educational programs that are geared for the community development and new inter-departmental research programs. Your statement of purposes and goals certainly bear on these questions, but they are matters in which the faculty should have a major role in formulating our policies and programs. I look forward to assisting in formulating plans for these studies.
'Ann a belle Broom' opens; to continue through Dec. 16 Hope's theater production of the children's musical, Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch, which opened Thursday, will continue through Dec. 16. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 7-9 and 13-15 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 16 at 3 and 8 p.m. In addition, special elementary school performances at reduced rates are scheduled for Dec. 8 at 9:45 a.m. and Dec. 14 and 15 at 1 p.m. All performances will be held in the theater of the DeWitt Cultural Center, and are performed in a three-quarter round arrangement. Admission is $1 for students and $2.50 for adults. The elementary school performances will be 15i per person and 50^ per person in groups of 20 or more.
Salient minority by Peter Brown If the federal government were organized similiar to Hope's governmental structure, we would need 100 million paper pushing bureaucrats. THIS IS the conclusion I reached after studying the governmental set-up at Hope. The structure at Hope revolves principally around the five or six main committees. Each of these main committees has a particular area for which they are responsible. A unique provision in Hope's constitution has put students in the minority on every committee. Two thousand students comprise over 80 percent of the Hope community. It seems absolutely incredible that students have less than 50 percent of the committee seats. UNDER EACH committee are several smaller splinter committees. These splinter groups assume secondary responsibility for a particular function of the larger group. Once again students are in the minority on the splinter committees. The only governmental organization solely controlled by students is the Student Congress. The problem with the congress is that it has no problems at all. The legislative process is one large mess. Legislative proposals are initially brought to the proper
committee. At that point they can be debated, ignored, passed, defeated, or pushed down to a splinter committee. At the splinter committee level, legislation is pushed around, and finally sent back up to the main committee. OCCASIONALLY a hard working freshman will propose legislation, and have it passed before he graduates. Bills usually become so lost between committees that one rarely knows where the hell it is. It is not hard to understand why there is so much apathy at Hope. When responsibility cannot be pinpointed, one becomes lost in the constitutionally created maze. If by some slim chance a bill is approved, its fate is still uncertain. THERE ARE three groups which can veto the enactment. The first is the president, the second is the board of trustees, and the third is the faculty review board. Committees emerge as meaningless paper-pushing pawns. Thus, through a constitutionally created mirage, students are pushed into apathy. To rectify this situation, the entire structure needs revision. Unfortunately, any move to give students power is apt to be vetoed.
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Senior organ recital to be performed Friday Judy Lookenhouse will present her senior organ recital Friday at 8:15 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Ms. Lookenhouse has studied organ here for four years under Associate Professor of Music Roger Rietberg. A Music Education major, she plans to continue to study music after her graduation in May. A native of Clymer, N.Y., Ms. Lookenhouse studied organ there under M. Carlyle Neckers. For four summers she has studied and performed organ under scholarships at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, N.Y. Ms. Lookenhouse will present works of Bach, Clerambault, Franck, Gigavit, Mulet and Langiais, and will perform on both the baroque Pels organ and the Skinner organ.
Those parking in cottage lots are asked to remove the vehicles by 8 a.m. following a three inch accumulation of snow. Students are asked to park between the two drives on the north sides in the Physics-Math lot. Public Safety advises faculty not to park in the area designated for students, and says students will be notified by letter when the student area will be plowed. Letters will also announce to students when the Art Building
and Kollen lots are to be cleared. No overnight parking is allowed in the library or gym lots, except assigned vehicles. Columbia lot car owners will also be notified by letter when it will be plowed, and no overnight parking is allowed in the large section of Columbia. Siberia will be plowed Saturday mornings when necessary, as announced in the daily bulletin. On such occasions students will be asked to remove cars from Siberia by 8 p.m. Friday and park them in Columbia lot that night. The cars may be returned to Siberia after noon on Saturday and must be out of Columbia by 8 p.m. Saturday. Cars not complying with these policies or interfering with snow plowing will be impounded at the owner's expense.
The Christmas season is one of gladness througnout Christendom. Peoples of different nationalities, races, and cultures join in celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. WHAT IS THE MEANING behind what for so many people is only tinsel, trim, and evergreens? If one went in search of the most profound meaning that Christmas has to offer, what would one look for? The meaning of Christmas is cloaked in the mystery of what theologians call the Incarnation. As the word itself suggests, incarnation denotes the coming "into human flesh" of the Son of God. Yet not only did Christ assume human flesh and blood, but he also assumed our human nature, in order to be fully man. THIS DOES NOT mean that the incarnation was done at the expense of the divine nature of God; for the New Testament declares that His divine nature co-exists with his human nature in one person. This paradox points to the greatest miracle recorded in the Bible: the Creator has become a creature in order to "save his people from their sins." Yet the teaching of an incarnated God is not unique to Christianity. Many great religions of the world teach that one or more of their gods has appeared as a man on the earth. In Hinduism, Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, was regarded by the writer as divine, and with the passage of time it was thought that he was an incarnation of Vishnu. Buddhism, which is essentially a reformed Hinduism, often regards the man Gautama, whom westerners know as Buddha, as an incarnation of Vishnu. YET EASTERN RELIGION cannot attach great significance to any particular incarnation, for its pantheistic outlook teaches that the divine is not transcendent, but pervades all. In Christianity,
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where the Creator is completely distinct from the creature, incarnation is a momentous event. This event is the foundation of Christmas. The incarnation is not an end unto itself; the Christmas season points to Christ's ministry and death. Jesus Christ did not assume human nature only to be born; he came to die. Any celebration of Christmas that ignores for even a short time the suffering and death of Christ distorts the deepest meaning of Christmas. YET WE HAVE CAUSE for great joy and hope in this Christmas season. We celebrate the coming of Him who takes away our sins, cleanses our inner being, and restores us to true fellowship with God and our fellow man. We celebrate in a time of leisure, a sabbath of reflection and meditation. We join, in our own small way, in God's joyous peace and celebration. Karl Barth sums up the significance of our Christmas celebration of Christ's incarnation in this prayer for Christmas Day: 0 Lord, our God! Thou has humbled Thyself in order to exalt us. Thou didst become poor so that we may become rich. Thou didst come to us that we might come to Thee. Thou didst become man like us in order to take us up into participation in Thy eternal life. All this is of Thy free, unmerited grace. All this is in Thy dear Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are gathered here in the knowledge of this secret in order to pray to Thee, to praise Thee, to proclaim and hear Thy word. Through Thy Holy Spirit open for us and show to us the way to Thee, that we may see with our own eyes Thy light which has come into the world, and then in the activities of our lives become Thy witnesses. Amen.
Local execs, involved
Three depts. offer course Hopeites and local executives brought together in a class which earns college credit for all involved? If it sounds like a radically new idea, it is, at least here at Hope, and three men in the
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Snowfall brings reminder of campus parking rules Students with cars are asked to cooperate during the snow season as the maintenance department attempts to keep parking lots plowed. Director of Public Safety Glenn Bareman has announced plowing policies which will affect students who park all night on campus.
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business, communications and psychology departments are unabashedly thrilled about the prospect. DR. JOHN HOPKINS, associate professor of communications, Dr. Neil DeBoer, instructor in economics, and Dr. Robert Brown, associate professor of psychology, will team-teach Management Development, offered next semester. With the inauguration of the course, Hope students for the first time will be brought into contact with professionals like those they will encounter as they venture out later into the realm of management. CROSS-LISTED AS Business Ad. and Communications 295, the course will be divided into three parts: management of human resources, interpersonal dynamics, and personnel management. Each professor will lead his particular area. Hopkins will be concerned with internal communication. Brown with interpersonal dynamics, and DeBoer with management and business. A fourth person, not yet chosen, will also lead the course. In this way, more than one perspective will be presented. "I THINK THAT this represents an effort on the part of the school and the communication and business departments to meet the needs of local industries as well as to offer students a new kind of course," DeBoer stated. "The course offers an amalgamation of the practical as well as the academic-the students and professors provide the academic aspect, and those from the various industries add the practical. It's a sort of role playing," DeBoer added. ENROLLMENT WILL be limited to five communications majors and five business majors plus a number of executives from middle and top management of various industries in the area. DeBoer said, "This year's enrollment may be a little too high, but things like that will work themselves out as the course progresses." Actually, this course is only the first of a projected series of courses. It will be held Thursday evenings, with the time tentatively set for 7 p.m. THE COMMUNICATION portion of the course will consist of learning about communication
processes, channels in industry, how to work in small groups, and problem solving. According to Hopkins, the objectives of this portion will be threefold: First, to gain a basic familiarity and knowledge of some core concepts in communication. Secondly, the course will seek to engage in specific and somewhat forward communication encounters, events or situations which will serve as basis for some diagnosis and dialogue. THE FIRST PART of the course will also attempt to develop a sensitivity f o r - i n additiona to an awareness o f - t h o s e factors which contribute to or help explain communication behaviors. Finally, Hopkins hopes to demonstrate how effective communication can be enhanced in a variety of contexts. The central theme of the interpersonal dynamics portion of the course will be the experience, perceptions and actions which occur when two or more human beings are engaged in a meaningful encounter. Brown feels that "personnel engaged in the business world may be viewed as humans possessing self (ego) and other (alter ego) in their encounters with others. "THE COMPLEX AND often frustrating experience of intervening or leading (another's) life may be partly localized in the individual's inability to adequately maintain a synchronization (balance between his feelings and those of the other)," he said. This portion of the course will provide the participant an opportunity to focus upon himself at the here and now level, to focus upon personal growth and his human potential to work with others and to focus upon a broader understanding of human interpersonal (self and other) behavior. "I hope that this course will be the beginning of course offerings oriented toward the benefit of the local community as well as Hope students," says DeBoer heartily. "There are still a few loose ends that have to be tied before this course will be perfected, though."
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Focus serves Holland as drug counseling center by Mark Cook
The old Holland Drug Center has changed its name and moved to a new location with expanded facilities. THE FOCUS, as it is now called, is located at 33 West 9th Street and is one of three such centers operated by the Drug Alert Division of the Ottawa County Mental Health Service. There is also a center in Grand Haven and one has recently been opened in Coopersville. Gary Hartsock, a former student at Grand Valley State College who gained his experience at the Grand Haven center, has been director of Focus for the past five months. HE DESCRIBED the center as "an adolescent walk-in center that offers help with emotional and family difficulties as well as drugcaused or drug-related problems." One of the basic problems facing drug centers like the Focus is that of gaining the confidence of those they seek to help. Many young people feel the center may be linked with police or that frequenting the place will identify them as drug users, said Hartsock, emphasizing that police have no access to information utilized by the center. "IN FACT," he noted, "those who use the Focus are protected by law against our giving confidential information to the authorities. It is the same law that protects doctor's patients and lawyer's clients." The Focus does have a working relationship with the police which
is based on mutual respect. Often they get referrals either from the police or the courts. ANOTHER WAY in which the Focus is attempting to gain the confidence of the teenagers who comprise most of its clientele is by providing a place for them to go even when no specific help is needed. Besides a stereo and ping pong tables the staff also offers music and art nights when kids can come and jam or create. Hopefully, Hartsock said, this will familiarize them with the Focus so they trust it when some problem does arise. "RIGHT NOW," explained Hartsock, "we are doing most of our wprk in the. area of crisis intervention. We would like to have more on-going cases." Crisis intervention is just what its name implies, and can involve drug episodes, suicide attempts or any other such emergency. Some of the kids needing help find their way to the Focus, but for those who don't the staff is also ready to respond to a police summons or a call (392-4416). THE NUMBER of crisis alerts varies, but Hartsock estimated that the average was about three to five a week. For some reason September was a really busy month. "It got really bad one week," Hartsock recalled, "when we were having about three cases a night." Besides trying to get closer to problem teenagers, the Focus is also trying to create good rapport with the community of Holland. Public relations often have as much to do with running the
center as actual casework. staff spends much of its visiting schools or churches speaking at service club cheons.
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MS. MCBRIDE, o n e of the housewife volunteers, stressed the importance of such community relations: "Parents have to be made aware of the kind of thing the Focus is if they are going to allow their kids to come here. "This is especially true of the 16 and unders because we need parental permission to do any-
thing with t h e m . " She went on to say that half the time she spends working for the center is in public relations jobs. TO DO THE WORK at the Focus, Hartsock has one other full-time staff member, Ms. Fran Kennedy, plus about 10 volunteers. The volunteers, some of whom are Hope students, range from high school students to housewives. They all undergo a six week intensive training program given by Drug Alert director Keith Tubergen, which includes the Red
Cross first aid course as well as special training in the kinds of problems with which volunteers will be dealing. THE TRAINEES are then apprenticed with an experienced staff member until they feel competent to handle the variety of situations which are apt to occur at the center. Besides the actual staff members the Focus also has a doctor and a lawyer to whom they can refer people if they feel it necessary.
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Mat team has good turnover Wrestling coach George Kraft has reported an excellent turnout of matmen at the outset of the new winter sports' season which schedules IS dates for wrestling competition. HOPE COMES OFF a disappointing season last year which netted only five wins against 10 losses. Outstanding performances by two of the four returning lettermen led the team to a fourth place MIAA finish last year. All-MIAA matmen Rick VanderLind, captain, and sophomore heavyweight Kevin Boerman will defend their highly contested titles this year. Sophomore Paul
Cornell will be a constant challenger t o Boerman's title and position, as the two will be squaring off often in intra-squad duels, which determine Hope's starting lineup. AN EXTRA semester of eligibility has been granted Rick Hine, named to the All-MIAA squad in 1971. Rick returns after an accident which kept him out of action last season. Other good prospects include freshmen Lee Mc Donald, Maurits Winklerprins, Dave Kieffer and sophomore Dennis Sturtevant. Junior letterman Dan Dykstra will
'Funny Flicks'film festival to bring comedy to campus CARROLL LEHMAN directs the College Chorus in Vivaldi's "Gloria" during last Sunday's Christmas Vespers service.
B-ball team wins first game over Lake Forest Hope's Flying Dutchmen overpowered Lake Forest 96-60 in their first game of the season at the Holland Civic Center. Backcourt ace Lee Brandsma topped all scorers with 20 points, hitting nine for 11 from the field. The Dutchmen showed a wellbalanced scoring attack, placing six men in double figures while completing an outstanding 52 percent of their shots. Coach DeVette's squad played a very aggressive defense, causing 14 visitor turnovers. Tom Walters showed his strength by pulling down 15 rebounds to lead both teams.
It was an opportune time for DeVette to shuffle his less experienced players. Two freshmen are competing for a starting berth at forward to complement regular Brian Vreisman. Both had an opportunity to play Saturday and performed well, indicating that inexperience may not be a determing factor in Hope's season. Mike Riksen and Dan Van Pemis scored 10 and eight points respectively. Dec. 8 the Dutch will play Trinity Christian College at home. This contest should better indicate the strengths and weaknesses of the Dutch.
With Christmas vacation less than two weeks away, the Society for the Educated Eye (S.E.E.) announces the perfect gift - a season ticket to the "Funny Flicks" film festival which will run from Jan. 29 through Feb. 8 in the DeWitt Cultural Center theater. RANGING FROM the almost sublime to the completely ridiculous, this year's S.E.E. festival features classic film comedies from Charlie Chaplin to Peter Sellers. The series begins with Buster Keaton's masterpiece The General Jan. 29, followed Jan. 31 by Peter Sellers' short from his BBC Goon Squad days, The Running, Jumping and Standing Still Film, plus one of his later feature films, I'm All Right Jack! ALEC GUINESS appears in The Man in the White Suit Feb. 1, followed by the Marx Brothers Feb. 3 in A Night at the Opera. As staples in any diet of American humor, Chaplin's films The Gold Rush and The Tramp will be shown Feb. 5, along with Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box.
TWO ENGLISH comedies, Margaret Rutherford's classic performance of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and Mr. Hulot's Holiday, round out S.E.E.'s presentation of feature films on Feb. 6 and 7. An evening of comedy shorts will complete the festival Feb. 8. Included are Help! My Snowman's Burning Down, Muscle Beach, three films from the Zagreb animation series, and the literary spoof. Enter Hamlet.
be returning to his position in the squad's varsity line-up. LAST SATURDAY Olivet hosted a quadrangular meet in which Wheaton, Dayton, and Hope participated. Olivet won three duels while Hope lost as many. Hope scored 27-5,44-5 and 26-17 against Wheaton, Olivet and Dayton respectively. The Dutch accumulated points in their match with Wheaton by a forfeit to Mc Donald, a decision to Boerman, and a pin for VanderLind. Cornell picked up a decision against Olivet, while VanderLind tied his highly ranked opponent. IN HOPE'S BEST point production of the day, four matmen scored against Dayton. McDonald was awarded another forfeit, Hine wrestled to a draw, and both Boerman and VanderLind pinned their opponents. The highlight of the year will be the GLCA meet in February hosted by Hope. The final meet will be the annual gathering of the MIAA schools Feb. 24 at Olivet. Olivet is the defending mat champion and it doesn't appear they have lost any of the power they displayed last year. Tomorrow Hope hosts Albion College at 2 p.m. in Carnegie Gymansium.
Tickets for the series may be obtained in the Student Activities Office or by calling extensions 2248 or 2636. The price is 75^: per film or $2.50 for a series ticket.
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A-trophy case by Merlin Whiteman Over the Thanksgiving Weekend, two teams got together for an NAIA Division II semi-final football game. One team was Franklin College, and the other was Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa, Hope's sister college in the Reformed Church of America NORTHWESTERN edged Franklin 13-6 to remain unbeaten, and played in the division finale against Missouri Southern. (They subsequently lost that game 21-14.) Franklin finished the season at 8-2, having lost to small-college power Ashland during the season. Mitch Bengard, a 6-3, 212 pound sophomore fullback, scored both Raider touchdowns and gained 123 yards rushing. His four yard run in the second period gave the lowans a 6-0 halftime lead; his winning touchdown came early in the fourth stanza. FRANKLIN'S PHIL Powell tied the game with a one-yard plunge in the third quarter. However, a Franklin drive which started deep in their own territory was interrupted on an intercepted Powell aerial late in the fourth quarter. The ridiculous part of the game was charging $4 and $5 ($1 standing tickets for children under 12) for admission. That and the cold, snowy weather probably discouraged many people from attending. CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the Northwestern Raiders' successful season. The MIAA ought to take a lesson from Northwestern and let their teams play in post-season playoff games in all sports, instead of hypocritically penalizing athletes for participating in team sports. It is interesting to note that one reason the MIAA prohibited post-season competition was Hillsdale. They did not want to kick Hillsdale out of the conference, so they passed a bylaw under which Hillsdale would not want to work. » • THE WINTER INTRAMURAL sports program is now under way, and one of its most exciting activities would appear to be a new sport: indoor hockey. It plays like ice hockey, except there are no boards off which the hard plastic puck can ricochet. The action takes place on Saturday afternoons (tomorrow will be the last until after vacation) in Carnegie Gymnasium. A word about the intramural program this year-great. In all sincerity, this is the most organized the program has been in the four years I have been familiar with it. Rules and regulations were
finally explicitly spelled out, as was the entire intramural program, and this before a ball was thrown or bounced. THE ONLY HANGUP is the gymnasium. Open time in the gym has progressively lessened since my freshman year. In fact, this past week there was absolutely no time between 6 and 11 p.m. that the gym was open to shoot baskets. That is, the gym was reserved by groups every hour. Everybody is aware of the urgency of creating a new physical education plant. However, it would seem that in the years prior to the incarnation of the dream, there should be more open hours in the gym. *
FOR ALL WHO FELT Tom Grundvig should have won the soccer most valuable trophy, I have this to say. Tom wasn't shafted; rumor has it he was "stung" by an act of misguided retribution. Letting coaches vote for these selections is one of the inadequacies of the system. (Sgt. Doug Kay of Olivet, however, refuses to nominate one of his football players for the most valuable trophy; this does not help the balloting process and does nothing at all for his players.) AT THE FALL MIAA meeting, the prospect of having players participate in all-league and most valuable selections was discussed. This would be a good idea to implement. I would add that sportswriters (excluding college scribes) and broadcasters should have a say in the balloting as well. ». • Did you ever wonder what happened to all the trophies Hope has won in the past? It would seem that some of those trophies won in the last five years could fill the Cultural Center trophy case instead of the intramural hardware there now. BY THE SAME TOKEN why isn't the track records board which is buried in the basement of Van Raalte brought up to date and put in a more conspicuous place? The same could be said about the picture cases entombed in the same place. *
Finally, I present the definition of the week. The Board of Rustees: 1-a group of people who are too old to be affected by the mores they arbitrarily dictate to students; 2-a group that can be characterized as the silent majority; 3-a group that names buildings with only one thing in Sight.
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