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Hope College — Holland, Michigan

Vespers Begin Hope's Christmas Celebration A c a n d l e - l i g h t processional opened the annual Christmas Vesper Service held on December 8 in the Hope Memorial Chapel. The Vesper Service was under the direction of the music department with Rev. William Hilmert as the presiding minister. The anthems sung by the Chancel Choir, under Mr. Roger Rietberg, were "How Unto Bethlehem" by Parker-Shaw, "Christ Was Born of Maiden F a i r " by Peeters, "Hail the Blest Morn" by Barnard, and "The S h e p h e r d s Keep Their Flocks," by Bach.

Grace Forness, Sarah Needham, and Carol Joelson capture some of that " h a p p y Christmas f e e l i n g " by signing out for home ahead of time. This scene w i l l be repeated with great Joy by hundreds of other girls tomorrow.

Peace Oratory Contest Winners Announced

The Women's Choir under the direction of Mr. Anthony Kooiker sang "A Ceremony of Christmas Carols" arranged by Britten. These included "Wolcum Yole," "There is no Rose," "I Sing of a Maiden," "This Little Babe," "Behold, a Silly Tender Babe," and "Deo Gracias." A vocal duet and solo was sung by the Misses Geraldine Giordano and Anne DePree. They sang "Pleasure it is to H e a r " and "The Yonge Child" both by Britten.

A wind octet playing "Allegro moderato" by Haydn, a s t r i n g quartet playing "Ricercari in C" Eugene Boelte, a senior from Oostburg, Wisconsin, and Ruth Van- by Gabrieli and an organ solo, der Meulen, a junior f r o m Zeeland, Michigan won the local Peace "Noel Basque" by Benoit were also featured on the p r o g r a m . Oratory Contest Tuesday afternoon. Gene spoke on the topic, "The Deadliest Battle on Earth,"- using Miss J o h a n n a De Groot and Mr. a quotation by General Omar Bradley to introduce his theme. Bradley Paul Hesselink presided at the orstated t h a t the question of our times w a s "how to employ intelligence gan. of our time to the problem of world peace." The irony of the situation is clearly seen in t h a t while we talk of peace, we continue to prepare f o r war. More time and effort must be spent on finding ways and means of finding permanent peace, of securing strongholds of peace in the minds of people all over the world. Only when the people have a passion f o r peace, All College Party will peace be found. Dr. Morette Rider, professor of Held December 13 Vander Meulen Speaks Saturday, December 13, w a s the music a t Hope College and con"The Widow and the J u d g e " was the title of Miss Vander Meulen's date of the All College Christmas ductor of the college orchestra, reoration. She drew a correlation P a r t y which was held in Carnegie linquished his hold of the baton between the widow and the judge Gymnasium and sponsored by the this year as he does each year to to a similar situation in her own Women's Activity League. play with his orchestra under the family. Her grandmother repreThe theme of this program, direction of Robert W. Cavanaugh sented the widow who lost a hus- "Christmas in Cardland", was car- for presentation of the "Messiah." band, son, and grandson in war. ried out by each of Hope's f r a t e r The 30th annual "Messiah" proYet, like the widow in the parable, nities as they teamed up with their gram was held Tuesday night a t her g r a n d m o t h e r did not give up sister sororities in the presenta8:00 p.m. in the Hope Memorial h o p e . Only through persistant tion of a skit. Chapel. prayer will peace be found. Alpha-Phi and the Arcadians Also presenting orations were chose as their skit "Noel," a musiCarolyn Kleiber who spoke on "The cal which centered around the orHigher Loyalty," L a r r y Dykstra on igin of various Christmas carols. "Keep Your Chin U p ! " and Tom "There is a Santa Claus . . ." was Lubbers on " W h a t Price G l o r y ? " the title of a pantomime preMiss Kleiber stated t h a t w a r sented by the Sibylline and Knickwould cease when men stop think- erbocker societies. ing of their own national sovN e x t on the program was an arereignty. Peace comes when we rangement of several Old English find "the higher loyalty" to God. Christmas carols. This number, Dykstra, Lubbers Plea presented by the Dorians and E m Mr. D y k s t r a stated t h a t we must ersonians, was entitled "Yuletide keep our chin up and t h a t through Greetings." A humorous play with God we will find world peace. " T w a s the Night-before Christmas" Lubbers pleaded with the auas its title was chosen by t h e Sordience to f o r g e t the glory and f a m e osis and F r a t e r n a l societies as of war, and to think about those t h e i r contribution to the evening's f o r g o t t e n heroes who have received entertainment. permanent injuries due to war. If The Delphis and Cosmopolitans we f o r g e t the glory of w a r we will presented " F o r Unto Us a Child is have a s t a r t toward world peace. Judges f o r thfe contest were Rev. Born," a skit ;>vhich elaborated on William Hilmert, D e a n of Men, t h a t most f a m i l i a r scene of all in Miss E m m a Reeverts, Dean of Wo- the Christmas season—the Nativimen; Miss Protheroe, Mr. Prins, ty. Members of both ASA's served and Mr. T e n Hoor of the English as usherettes f o r the party.

Societies Present Skits at W.A.L. Yule Party

December 18, 1958

Recess Tomorrow

Student Parties to Conclude Christmas Activities Tonight by Diane Roskamp


" T w a s the night before vacation, and all thfough the halls," or so it seemed, for the noise proclaimed i h a t there was something going on—and a few observations atong the line of Christmas activities are in order. First of all the fact must be established that one can never fully appreciate Christmas until he has seen it on a college campus, or maybe we should narrow t h a t statement and say one has never really seen Christmas until he has seen it at Hope.

Vacation Weather Will Vary Throughout Nation " W h a t is the weather like at home," a question heard often at this time of year, is typical of a national college such as Hope. For this coming week-end the weather story is more optomistic for Californians and Floridians than it is for anyone else, f o r in those two states will be warm and sunny. The southern states strung between the east and west the forecast is f o r partly sunny and also warm. For the easterners, a slightly different situation will be waiting for them when they r e t u r n home. New York will be subject to snow showers, and the rest of New England to heavy snows and low temperatures. P a r t l y cloudy skies and normal t e m p e r a t u r e s will cover the rest of the country, with the exception of Washington state, which will be hit by rain.


Rider Yields Baton To Cavanaugh In discussing the score of the "Messiah" Dr. Rider stated that it is a complete story of Christ's life on earth. If the complete score were performed it would take approximately three and a half hours. However, Hope's program was shortened by one and a half hours and the Christmas portion was emphasized. This year m a r k s the 10th year that Dr. Rider prepared the orchestra f o r the "Messiah."

Kollen's f r o n t has changed of late, evident by the three Christmas trees one can see reflecting a certain cheer with their colored lights. There is also a room without a tree, but nevertheless with colored lights blinking continually on and off. ( P e r h a p s the occupants couldn't afford a t r e e ? ) Holiday Spirit Reigned Last week the holiday spirit reigned supreme. " C h r i s t m a s in Cardland," the Women Activities League annual Christmas party, was well attended despite the snow storm, where the f r a t e r n i t i e s and sororities presented t h e i r skits. Aft e r w a r d s in Durfee Lounge Christmas carols were sung around the piano. President and Mrs. Lubbers opened their home last Friday and Saturday to the students. Members of the Holland Garden Club had decorated the whole house. P r e p a r i n g for Holiday Climbing Durfee Hall's steps to the second floor you will see a door on top of the landing that serves as a constant happy reminder t h a t there are just "so m a n y " days until Christmas vacation—The occupants have gleefully changed the shoepolish lettering each night. I hope I'm not being sarcastic when I say t h a t I've observed of late certain smiling faces that otherwise have been quite stiff. Thank goodness then f o r holidays t h a t give these folks an excuse to break their solemn demeanor. Drive Safely This is not j u s t another warning to drive safely on the way to Nutley, or Herkimer, or wherever else you call home, nor is it a pessimistic forecast t h a t there are semester exams soon a f t e r we return so maybe you would find it profitable to take a few books along, but r a t h e r it is a reminder t h a t life, (Cont'd on page 5, Col. 2)

Let's Prevent a Tragedy

department, Mr. Smith of the Speech department, and Rev. Regans of the F i r s t Methodist Church in Holland.

Following the p r o g r a m students gathered in the Terrace Room of Durfee Hall f o r a Christmas Carol Sing and r e f r e s h m e n t s .


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A w a r n i n g to you as y o u " d r i v e out of sight" . . . DRIVE SAFELY! A v o i d scenes like the one above. Bad weather and hazardous d r i v i n g conditions present even the most careful driver with unusual problems. M o k e sure that this Christmas Is a h a p p y one for everyone In your family. (Picture—compliments of H o l l a n d Evening Sentinel)


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The Bible - - - Two Thousand Years Later

Member Associate Collegiate Press

Sirens wail . . . wave a f t e r wave of bombers come . . . to hurl down their destruction.


Published weekly by and for the students of Hope College except during holiday and examination periods, under the authority of the Student Council Publications Board. Entered as second class matter at the post office of Holland, Michigan, at a special rate of postage provided for in section 1103 of Act of Congress, October 3, 1917, and authorized October 19, 1918.

The time is early World W a r II. The blitz is on. London shudders under the impact. Everywhere people draw on reserves of courage and religious inspiration to carry on.

Because f e w people could read Latin, aside f r o m priests and scholars, the t e x t became known only through re-telling. The common folk were compelled to go to the clergy to learn its content, to experience its inspiration.


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In a corrugated iron shelter, reJohn Fragale, Jr. placement f o r a bombed out church, Nancy Boyd an Anglican Vicar makes a disCarol Rylance, Carl Poit, W. Gardner Kissack heartening discovery. The younger Nancy Raymer, Alberta Litts members of his congregation, many Norma De Boer f o r the first time, turn to the Bible Ronald Bekius, Carolyn Scholten for s t r e n g t h and courage. But Norma Wallace, J. Gregory Bryson many have trouble understanding Richard Jaarsma it. The world's g r e a t e s t source of Carol Vander Meer inspiration—at a critical time—is Lynne Feltham denied them. David Vande Vusse, Frederick Vande Vusse Air-raids or no. Vicar J. B. PhilBarbara Phillippsen lips began working on a solution. Ronald Lokhorst Dale Heeres Every few days he took the original Greek text of some New T e s t a m e n t Duane Werkman, Richard Stadt passage and translated it into Fred Diekman modern every day English. Then he read the passages in simple modern words a t special meetings.

Hope College's Honor Code

All too often when we hear discussion about the adoption of an honor code we are tempted to regard it as " j u s t a n o t h e r project" of some of our civic minded campus citizens who have nothing b e t t e r to do, or else we adopt the attitude t h a t an honor code is a good thing to have but no one will abide by it once it is adopted. In spite of our perhaps laissez-faire attitude, an honor code, can be of g r e a t value to the student body.

There wasn't any Bible was reaching his never before. They They warmed to it. comforted.

doubt—the hearers as understood. They were

Actually Phillips was answering a need t h a t has cropped up m a n y times in • the long history of the Bible.

L a s t year there were students who were so motivated to either obtain high grades or stay in college t h a t they went to the extremes The Old Testament began as a of entering a professor's house to secure a copy of the final exam book of the people written in the and breaking into an instructor's office to copy a test. As a result of people's language—Hebrew. When this, a t the faculty r e t r e a t which was held this past fall before the Hebrew declined as an everyday beginning of the first semester, it was suggested t h a t a Hope College language—Aramaic and Greek verHonor Code be adopted. During the first p a r t of this year, Dr. Lubbers sions were introduced, insuring a officially created such a committee and the f u n d a m e n t a l work of invesuniversal understanding. t i g a t i n g various systems of honor codes and the preliminary outlining Originally written in Greek, earof such a code was begun. ly versions of the New Testament This past week, a t a meeting of the honor code committee, a were transcribed in Syriac, Gothic, t r a n s f e r student who formerly attended Oberlin College spoke of the Ethopic, Armenian and Slavic. honor code which is in use at this college. The Oberlin Honor Code By the end of the second century Committee, which was begun in 1909, is composed of nine upperclass Latin had become the official students who supervise the system. It is their preliminary purpose to church language. Henceforth the explain the scope, purpose and spirit of the honor system to the stu- ancient Latin version of the Bible dent body (particularly to the new s t u d e n t s ) , and to handle infringe- became standard, then the Vulgate ment of the system. The honor system has jurisdiction over all work version. submitted f o r credit such as examinations, quizzes, p a p e r and laboratory assignments. At Oberlin, the faculty members leave the room during exams and quizzes a f t e r giving out the test and answering any questions, believing this procedure to be more effective than acting as proctors. A student or faculty member having evidence of cheating is 1 twr David fC. by Bosch and expected to report this information to a member of the honor commitJohn D. Allen tee a f t e r first giving the accused an opportunity to report himself. November of 1959 is the f o r m a l When an accusation is brought to the honor committee the committee shall explain the charges to the accused and shall inquire into all t a r g e t date f o r completion of the f a c t o r s relevant to the case. The accused may have t h r e e people defend new $325,000 Holland Public Librahim. In the first offense the student looses course credit; in the second, ry. Construction of the building will commence in March, 1959. the student is suspended. The library building is to be the While perhaps Oberlin's honor code is only one of many f o r m s of g i f t of Mr. and M r s . ' R a y W. Hercodes extending f r o m very strict, legalistic codes, to v e r y lenient ones, it m a y perhaps be considered a typical code or example of w h a t we rick of Tecumseh, Michigan. Mr. may expect in the Honor Code f o r Hope College. Of primary importance in the adoption of such a code is educating not only the student body to it, but the faculty as well. Hope College formerly had an honor code. This, however, was dropped due to lack of education to it r a t h e r than lack of interest or co-operation. In establishing an honor code, we as students must realize that if we would create an atmosphere of fairness and t r u s t on our campus we must be willing to accept the responsibility which is placed upon us in such an honor code. At the college level there should be no need f o r professors to proctor exams since it is up to the integrity of t h e student not to copy. Likewise the system of enforcement f o r such an honor system should be strict. R a t h e r t h a n mere threats, definite expulsion should be the penalty f o r cribbing and cheating. This in t u r n should not only apply to actual classroom tests, but also the copying of term papers, use of f r a t e r n i t y files, and copying of daily homework answers as well. Finally, if we are to be successful in our honor code we m a y apply it not only to our academic life, but social and community related activities as well.

J. B. Phillips

The situation didn't last. Especially in England, improvised, folk-song t r a n s l a t i o n s sung by pious minstrels found their way into the common l a n g u a g e and into wider understanding. By 1408, a complete Bible appeared in English, but its circulation was still limited. In those days, each book was a manuscript—painfully copied by hand. P r i n t i n g performed a revolution. When another m a j o r English-language Bible appeared in 1525, thousands of copies became available. But the g r e a t e s t achievement in English-language Bibles came with the King J a m e s version in 1611. To settle differences in meanings of previous translations, J a m e s had commissioned 54 scholars f r o m Cambridge, Westminster, and Oxford to unravel the text. Going over previous translations

in many languages—collating, verif y i n g — t e a m s of scholars turned section a f t e r section into the common tongue. In the process, they also managed to give t h e Bible a poetic beauty it had seldom known in any version. The E n g l i s h Bible took its place a m o n g the world's g r e a t e s t literary achievements. In the words of Macaulay, it was "a book which, if e v e r y t h i n g else in our language should perish, would alone sufiice to show the extent of its beauty and power." But beauty alone w a s n ' t enough. Ordinary language kept changing f o r one thing. U n d e r s t a n d i n g still lagged. The improvements t h a t came did not completely solve the problems of ancient, obscure phrases t h a t still clung to t h e t ex t s. The solution to that problem was left f o r J . B. Phillips. Phillips kept on with his t r a n s lation of New T e s t a m e n t passages through the war, and a f t e r . A f t e r a while, many prominent scholars and churchmen encouraged him to go ahead with the entire New Testament. Phillips did. By 1947, he had translated all the Epistles. These were published and offered in p a r t s . As each was published enthusiasm f o r his work rose. Not only young people—but adults—were aided to a better u n d e r s t a n d i n g of this noble book. Over 800,000 copies of these early works were sold! To meet the demand, Phillips decided to have all the works published in one cover. Called "The New Testament in Modern English," it was recently published by The Macmillan Company. F r o m Phillips' viewpoint, the demand is simply explained: "a book of the New T e s t a m e n t will never live . . . unless the style and f o r m of the language is appreciated by the r e a d e r of the day." According to Phillips, "Most people are not so sinful as bewildered. They need to be shown Christ as he really is . . ."

New Holland Libraiy To Be Completed By Nov., 1959 T I I i is• r* Herrick, J? f o r m e r l1y ofn T Holland, floor of City Hall. a t present Chairman of the Board The new library building will be of the Tecumseh Products Corpo- located on a lot f a c i n g River Averation located in Tecumseh. nue between 12th and 13th Streets. The one-story edifice will con- While the lot m e a s u r e s 264 f e e t tain approximately 21,000 square along River Avenue and is 165 f e e t of space as compared with the feet deep, the building itself will present library floor area of 4,000 square f e e t . The present library measure 196 f e e t along River Avefacilities a r e located on the second nue and will extend 105 f e e t back.



—C. P.

Events for January 6-15 Tues. Jan. 6—Christmas recess ends Mon. Jan. 12—Kappa Delta Classics Club Wed. Jan. 7—Cosmos Formal IniAlcor tiation Wed. Jan. 14—Hope vs. Hillsdale (Away) Thurs. Jan. 8—P and M S.N.E.A. Meeting Phi Alpha Theta Initiation Thurs. Jan. 15—Ensemble Concert 8:15 p.m. (Music Aud.) Fri. Jan. 9—Knick Formal Fri. Jan. 16—Arkie Formal Co-Rec Night Alcor Movie Sat. Jan. 10—Hope vs. Albion Sat. Jan. 17—Olivet Game (Home) (Here) Student Council Party


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The new building which will be constructed of Thermo-pane India n a limestone, and aluminum is expected to contain an adult reading area and browsing section, a children's area, an all-purpose area, a staff lounge, and a kitchenette. Although the f u n d s f o r the construction of the library building are being donated by t h e Herricks, the City Council is responsible f o r seeing t h a t money will be available f o r landscaping, interior decorating, furnishings, and new supplies of books. Donations f r o m any interested parties in the community will be used to supplement f u n d s provided by the city government. The following figures allow one to partially visualize in his own mind the size of the new library plant. W h e r e a s the present library f a cilities in the City Hall building provide f o r a capacity of 38,000 books, the new library will provide f o r a capacity of 111,000 books. Space provided f o r the adult reading a r e a and browsing section alone will amount to 750 more square f e e t t h a n the total s q u a r e f e e t of the present library floor area. The children's area will be increased f r o m 745 square f e e t to 2,984 square feet.




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Spice and Crumbs by Richard J. Jaarsma A day or so ago, I w e n t downtown to procure a few last-minute g i f t s f o r some friends who let me know in no uncertain t e r m s that t h e y expected a small remembrance f o r Christmas. I never make too much of the giving of presents on Christmas, feeling t h a t it's the spirit t h a t counts, so I intended to purchase only some little things —oh, a dollar or so apiece.

dred just today. As you i{an see it h a s triple flourbills and a monasal forde tube which is just the thing f o r loosening you g r a n n e t when the gleemis is napid. ( A t least t h a t ' s w h a t it sounded like. I didn't have the courage to ask him w h a t he meant.) I : Well, how much is i t ? He: Only $17.50. Of course t h a t ' s without the packaging and labor tax.

The main street was joyous with Christmas cheer; huge bells swingI : Of course. Have you got someing their paper-mache tidings to thing else, t h o u g h ? t h e happy people below; Salvation A r m y soldiers, every few feet, He: You sir, are a man of disinviting everyone to give; scratchy tinction, one can see that. And I phonograph music proclaiming "Joy have just the item here. This we to the world. Bargains have come don't advertise, but we like to to Fingblatter's Dept. Store!" save it f o r people like you. NotHappy children, their roseate faces ice t h e chromium plated blasser flushed with the expectation of exand the delicate jobbling which posing S a n t a as a f a k e ; ah, yes, a makes it so easy to prepare an happy Scene! aspic of Queen Elizabeth. With I wandered aimlessly f o r a time, the automatic dinchen ketter it not knowing where to go, until a retails f o r only $27.85. Not inhuge neon sign invited me to stop cluding tax of course. in a t a concern called Van Lautenpfeffers'. Gifts f o r Everyone! I At this point everything went stepped into the little store and blank. I hadn't really been listening, w a s met by a wave of sound as you see, but watching and hearing little toy t r a i n s went reeling all the other salesmen sell like around a huge circular track sus- items: items which I could not conpended f r o m the ceiling, and in one ceive the purpose of and which my corner, a sizable merry-go-round friends wouldn't know what to do spinning crazily to the tune of with either. Yet all those under"Deck the halls." A salesman im- standing f a c e s as little boys- of mediately approached m e and twelve or thirteen discussed the w r i n g i n g his hands together, asked merits of doublebarreled s a f e t y w h a t he could do f o r me. Follow- lizers and knee-action cramden ing is a transcript of the conversa- pliffers, made something snap intion: side of w h a t I jokingly call my I : Yes, I'm looking f o r a few little g i f t s f o r m y acquaintances. H e : Certainly. (With a knowing smile) I : Nothing Elaborate, you understand, merely small keepsakes. H e : Yes, I know w h a t you mean, we've had quite a f e w customers with the same idea in mind. Would you step over here please ? (Pulls f r o m a shelf a mysterious metal gadget.) Now this little thing here sold over three hun-

by James Michmerhuizen (On New Year's Eve, it seems, most people would r a t h e r drink t h a n think. Never having attempted the f o r m e r , and having long ago renounced any pretensions to the latter, I am left sitting in my chimney corner producing such madnesses as the following.) I wish someone would explain to me the meaning of the words "Auld Lang Syne." It j u s t occurred to me a few days ago that I don't have the slightest notion of w h a t they mean. This worries me. I know, for example, t h a t when Bobbie Burns writes "Gang a f t a g l a y " he means "go o f t a s t r a y " and is noc merely inviting us to finish the last line and send our entry in not later t h a n April one—that much is obvious. But whatever meaning there is in "Auld Lang Syne" is not obvious at all, as f a r as I am concerned. * * * (During this season of the year such ignorance puts me in an emb a r a s s i n g position. I can generally disguise my ignorance by singing louder t h a n anybody else when we are gathered cozily around the burning r e m n a n t s of the Christmas tree to drink eggnog. Or whatever it is that one is supposed to drink on New Year's Eve.) (Sometimes, in very black moods, I even sing tenor.) The question of the meaning of Auld Lang Syne w a s somehow brought up at a meeting of the Nezahualcoaotilian club lately. C said he thought t h a t , since the Scotch dialect of Burns' time was really a modified f o r m of middle high Sanskrit, there was a good chance t h a t the phrase originated in a Persian Hymn to the sun which had been popular around 1920. As everyone expected, R disagreed. No one took seriously his suggestion t h a t syne was a misspelled version of sine, and that Burns had been the first to discover the relationship between trigonometry and schizophrenia but had been forced to hide his knowledge in his poetry because of the king's enmity. *



Amerian Holiday Traditions Born In Foreign Lands Since earliest days it has been so happened t h a t the nobleman's a custom in many countries to d a u g h t e r had h u n g some stockings bring evergreens indoors a t Christ- to dry by the fire and the money m a s time in order to give the home fell into one of them. Years later t h e anniversary of a festive air. St. Nicholas' death in 1087 became The symbolic use of a tree, f o r instance, dates back a t least 4,000 a festival. In time his n a m e beyears, when the E g y p t i a n s cele- came corrupted to S a n t a Claus and brated in honor of their Sun God associated with the festivities of during the month corresponding to the Christmas season — the tree, our December. This was the sea- its decorations, the holly and son of rejoicing and the palm tree mistletoe. These are the joyous symbols of Christmas. became its symbol. Saint Wilfred

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Some historians trace the custom More f a m i l i a r is the story of of lighting the Christmas tree to Saint Wilfred. One day he was Martin Luther (1483-1546). The s t a n d i n g in the midst of a crowd story is told t h a t he was strolling of his converts. In order to inthrough the countryside alone one dicate t h a t they had severed all Christmas Eve u n d e r a brilliant connection with the Druids and starlit sky, when his t h o u g h t s other heathen religions, he cut turned to the nativity of the Christ down a giant oak, one of the princhild. He was awed by the beauty cipal objects of Druidic worship among the Romans. As it fell to of the heavens and the wintry landscape: The blue light on the the e a r t h with a thunderous noise, it split into f o u r pieces. F r o m its low hills outside W e i m a r ; and on very center t h e r e grew a young fir t h e evergreens, the snow flakes tree, pointing a green spire toward sparkling in the moonlight. Rethe sky. The converts gazed a t it t u r n i n g home, he told his f a m i l y about it and a t t e m p t e d to reproin amazement. duce the glory of the outdoors. To Wilfred let his axe drop and a small evergreen tree he attached turned to speak. "This little tree", some lighted candles to p o r t r a y he said, "is a young child of the the reflection of the s t a r r y Heaven. forest. It shall be your Holy tree Santa Claus tonight. It is the wood of peace, But to the early Dutch settlers f o r your houses are built of the fir. It is the sign of an endless in our country, St. Nicholas was a life, f o r its leaves are evergreen. favorite and in New A m s t e r d a m See how it points toward heaven. they named their first church in his Let this be called the tree of the honor. Santa Claus became the Christ child; g a t h e r among it, not American f o r m of S a n t a Nikalaus in the wildwood, but in your own or, as they shortened it, S a n t a homes. There it will shelter no Klaus. Then in 1809, Washington deeds of blood but shall be sur- Irving described him as a tubby rounded with loving g i f t s and rites little fellow with a jolly m a n n e r , who sped through the air in a of kindness." reindeer sleigh. Saint Nicholas Trimmed Christmas Trees Hundreds of years passed and Trimmed Christmas trees were the tree became symbolic of celefirst used in the United S t a t e s apbrations connected with Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of chil- parently during the American dren who, in his lifetime, w a s Bis- Revolution, when i Hessian soldiers hop of Myra in Asia Minor. He softened their home-sickness with was reputed to be very rich and it them. Subsequently, the idea and is said t h a t he loved to make the tradition spread w i d e l y mysterious journeys bearing secret throughout the young land. Today, millions of homes are thus gladg i f t s to the poor. dened. An old story tells us t h a t this kindly Bishop unintentionally originated the custom of h a n g i n g stockings by the fireplace at HEARTHSIDE — Christmas. Legend has it t h a t he — HANDCRAFTS knew an old nobleman, who was very poor but who did not w a n t HANDMADE GIFTS anyone to know of his poverty. "Next to Warm Friend Tavern" Wishing to give him a g i f t of • • . • *.* *.* *.* • . • *.* *.* »,• ».• •.» •• # • • « #.• • • • • # • » • • •*« • « • • • # • money, the Bishop crept to a window of the house and, seeing the old gentleman asleep by the fire, climbed to t h e roof and dropped H E R F S T his g i f t down the chimney, thinking it would fall on the h e a r t h at Studio and Photo Supply the nobleman's feet. However, it One Place to Go F o r

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This week: Mr. Walter De Vries by Dave Coster Every Thursday evening, Walter De Vries drives nearly eighty miles f r o m his home in Lansing to teach a two-hour ' d a s s in Social Psychology a t Hope College. Mr. De Vries' full time occupation is listed under the heading "Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, f o r the On November 25 at an informal State of Michigan." George Van get-together the Arcadian F r a t e r Persem, current Speaker of the nity welcomed the following pledHouse, r e f e r s to De Vries as his ges into F r a t e r n i t y : Don Dephouse, " r i g h t hand man." Tom Flickema, Fred Allen, Dave * » * Wyma, Ted Hoekman, Stan SybBetween his political position in esma, Paul Dalman, Carl Vander Lansing and his instructor's posiLugt, Dick Minnuth, N o r m a n Kanstion as Hope, Mr. De Vries holds field, Carl Tidd, John Riters, Ruba student's position at Michigan en Kamper, Jim Beukema, Dave State University where he is comSmits, Rod Zegers, Mert Scholten, pleting his work toward a Doctor's Gordon D r a g t , Sal Lutz, J o h n degree in Political Science . Kraai. . . Last week the actives His plans f o r the f u t u r e revolve were busily engaged informally inaround 3 a r e a s : teaching, politics, itiating the pledges under the diand business research. Teaching, rection of Clark Matthews . . . On however, is his strongest interest. Monday December 15 Arcadians He has received numerous offers held an i n f o r m a l banquet at for teaching positions in schools Bosch's r e s t a u r a n t . . . At the f r a t - and universities throughout the ernity all night Christmas p a r t y , state. planned by Bill Hall and Wayne * * * Westenbroek, pleasant memories A g r a d u a t e of Hope College, De were recalled and the f u t u r e an- Vries feels t h a t he would like to ticipated. . . One of the events in r e t u r n to Hope f o r a full time the very near f u t u r e is the Arca- faculty position. He previously dian f o r m a l to be held J a u n a r y 16 spent a y e a r on the faculty at Calat the Spring Lake Country Club. vin College.

by Scotty Wallace For the F r a t e r n i t y pledges, Fri- Thursday night. F r a t e r n a l held its day, December 12 m e a n t t h e end slave sale on Monday, December of initiation week . . . gone are the 8. The pledges attended an inforlatest styles f r o m Paris, the Chapel mal banquet on December 11 and doorman and the diminutive blond last F r i d a y they held quest night. who sat in the bass section of the . . . The new F r a t e r n a l officers are choir. P r e s i d e n t : Carl Ver Beek, Vice For all sorority and f r a t e r n i t y President: Don Paarlberg, Recordmembers the holiday spirit pre- ing S e c r e t a r y : Bob Saunders. vailed. The Sibs went caroling at Holland Hospital and then their officers treated them to r e f r e s h ments in Durfee lounge. Sorosis had a p r o g r a m of Christmas which began with a violin duet by Judy Tysse and Merry De W a a r d ' 0 Holy Night.' Anne De Pree and Mary Van Koevering s a n g 'Angels We Have Heard on High' and 'Night of Nights' followed by a selection of f a m i l i a r Christmas carols played on the piano by Eleanor Ver Burg.


Dorians ate popcorn and s a n g Christmas carols while w r a p p i n g presents f o r the needy f a m i l y f o r whom they gave a p a r t y at the City Mission on Sunday, December 14 . . . Doris Schmidt played S a n t a Claus at the Sunday p a r t y and Una H u n t recited, " T w a s the Night Before Christmas.' A f t e r the g i f t s were given the f a m i l y and members of Dorian s a n g Christmas Carols.

Emersonian pledges were busy t a k i n g p a r t in the slave sale, quests and work projects . . . On December 17 the annual F r a t e r n i t y Christmas party was held a t the E m m i e House . . . Gifts were exchanged and r e f r e s h m e n t s were served . . . Formal initiation is Holding their monthly meeting planned f o r J a n u a r y 9 a t Van Raalte's r e s t a u r a n t with Dr. De was the Hope Pre-Med Club on Graaf of the English Department December 9 a t 7:30. The December meeting held with the Chemas guest speaker. istry Club was addressed by Jack Cosmopolitan held a Christmas W. Love, Ph.D., M.D., f r o m Yale p a r t y f r o m 9:30 until 10:30 on University School of Medicine.

Pre-Med Club Hears Variety of Speakers

Dr. Love who is an instructor of Physiology a t Yale expressed the importance and the g r e a t need of technicians in the field of Physiological laboratory and research. by Sheri Crawford He introduced in his speech the The Student Council was asked history behind hormones to desto recommend the opening of the cribe t h e bird-eye-view of works in Kletz in the evening to the ad- Physiology. ministration. ^ Before any plans The meeting held in November could be made, the Council re- was conducted by a general pracquested the student body to ex- titioner in Holland, Dr. William press their desires f o r the open- Winter. He spoke about the works ing. The m a j o r i t y of opinions was of a general practitioner with parin favor, so the Council took action. ticular emphasis on obstetrics. The Kletz W I L L be open in the The October meeting was adevening f r o m 8 p.m. until 10:30 dressed by Dr. Robert Lovell, the p.m. with the food bar open f r o m a s s i s t a n t dean of the University of 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. The opening Michigan School of Medicine. He will be J a n u a r y 6th a t 8 p.m. The spoke on the academic and e x t r a Kletz will then be open f o u r nights curricular preparation f o r the stua week, Monday, Tuesday, Wed- dy of medicine, and was followed nesday, and Thursday. Also, the by a speech on "Poison Center," Kletz will have a new m a n a g e r as given by Dr. G. Lowrey f r o m Uniof the first of the year, and your versity of Michigan Poison Center. Student Council h a s high hopes of About t h i r t y of the Pre-med having pie and coffee served durClub members and P r e - n u r s i n g ing the student's breaks. students are now planning a visitBecause you asked t h a t the ing t r i p to t h e Cook County HosKletz be opened, it is being open- pital in Chicago. It is scheduled to ed. The Council wishes to remind be on J a n u a r y 9, 1959. you t h a t this w a s your choice and they are looking f o r a big group on the 6th. A large response to Recess Tomorrow . . . the Kletz will be a good indication (Cont'd f r o m page 1) of the need of a student union on or so we believe, m u s t be viewed Hope's campus. f r o m a standpoint of positive good, The opening of the Kletz is one and w h a t could be more positively of m a n y accomplishments of the good t h a n a Christmas vacation? Council this year. A n o t h e r achieveI t s goodness is only too evident, ment is the Student Leadership f o r when we r e t u r n over-fed, uilOrientation Handbook, which was der-slept, and without the good published under the chairmanship health we had when we l e f t we of Fred Brown. shall have to spend t h r e e days in bed to catch up. (This is f o r the information of Freshmen, the upperclassmen don't need to be reLUNCHES — D I N N E R S minded)


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Hope, it seems, offers one drawback to De Vries' r e t u r n as a teacher. 'I graduated in 1954," he explained, "and I'm not sure I'd be regarded as anything else but my f o r m e r role as 'student' by the rest of the faculty." On the other hand, he feels t h a t it would be r a t h e r difficult to regard, or address the other members of the faculty as anything other than, "Dr.", " P r o f e s s o r , " or "Mr." However, his final decision has not yet been made.

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chen at Durfee f o r about eight years and said t h a t because of this by Jane Tomlinson whether or not she should take the On the f a r side of the kitchen of the Kletz, a t the work table, but- position in the Kletz had been a t e r i n g rolls, I found Mrs. Dorothy difficult decision to make. She said t h a t she had enjoyed Burk—Kletz supervisor. I had been working with the students in Durinformed t h a t Julie was no longer in charge of the Kletz due to an fee and would miss her friends illness which had rendered her in- there. Nevertheless, she liked her capable of continuing in her pre- new job very much and said t h a t the girls in t h e Kletz were very vious capacity. Dorothy, as she asked to be nice to work with. called, is not foreign to Hope College. She h a s worked in the kit-

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Dorothy told me t h a t although a t the present time she is working both in the Kletz and a t Durfee, a f t e r Christmas vacation she will work full-time in the Kletz.

I had learned from other sources t h a t the Kletz was under the auspices of Hope College—not the food service. I asked Dorothy Alumni support is also being stu- w h a t they served in the Kletz. died. One pressing problem facing She gave me quite an impressive m a n y educational institutions is list. I found t h a t in addition to finances. Often alumni members the traditional coffee, tea and are very interested in the success sweet rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, of their alma m a t e r and yet do not soups and ice cream can also be know how they can be most ben- obtained. eficial. When asked if she had had any A community advisory comittee unusual experiences on her new has been organized. The commit- job, Dorothy replied t h a t she had tee is composed of 30 prominent not been at it long enough. She business people of the Holland com- said, however, t h a t she knew a f e w munity. of the Kletz's patrons f r o m having had contact with them through h e r job at Durfee.

by Marvin Vander Ploeg Planning f o r the f u t u r e needs of Hope College, President Irwin J. Lubbers and the Board of Trustees have secured the services of Mr. Lawrence Avison who represents the firm, March and Lundy. An extensive six months study of development possibilities is being made. Mr. Avison will be working closely with Dr. Lubbers. Some problems they are f a c i n g are the present and f u t u r e needs of the college. They are t r y i n g to come up with a definite plan f o r drawing the church, alumni and community into TYPEWRITERS a closer relationship with the colPortables — Royal — Corona lege. Bought, Sold, Rented, Repaired A brochure is being prepared School Discounts f o r distribution among people who N A P I E R ' S T Y P E W R I T E R CO. have an interest in the success of 589 Howard Ave. Tel. EX 6-8084 Hope.

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Hope Stops Calvin and Kazoo for M1AA Lead Fourth Straight MIAA Victory

Take First By Stopping Calvin 92-81 Hope College proved t h a t ^ t h e y were the team to beat by stopping Calvin 92-81 before a capacity crowd of 2,500 f a n s in the Civic Center last Wednesday evening. The win gave Hope undisputed possession of first place in M.I.A.A. competition and the loss left Calvin in a tie for second with a 1-1 league record. The opening minutes of the game saw the Dutch red hot and a f t e r just a few minutes of play had built up a 17-7 margin. However, Calvin w a s not to be denied as they began controlling both boards and capitalized on Hope's f r o s t y shooting to erase the deficit and at one time even led by six points. In the waning minutes of the first half, the Dutch, with a full head of steam, again peppered the basket to t a k e a 3 point half-time lead. The second half was a different story as the Dutch continued to h i t the m a r k and a f t e r just five minutes of play had built up a 56-43 lead. From this point on, the Knights just couldn't match t h e Flying Dutchmen. With a little more than 2 minutes remaining in the tilt Hope enjoyed the biggest spread of the evening 89-70. From there on in they breezed to their third consecutive M.I.A.A. victory. Calvin employed a full court press in hopes of shaking Hope, but Darrell " W h i t e y " Beernink, the darling of the court, was t h e i r down-fall with his superior ball handling, passing effective dribbling. At times t h r e e men were no match f o r t h e Hope speedster. Ray Ritsema and W a r r e n Vander Hill, both hitting 7 for 9 in the second half, helped ice the victory f o r the high flying Dutch. Ritsema was the leading scorer for the evening as he pumped 27 tallies. He was followed closely by Vander Hill who dumped 22 points, despite a r a t h e r bad first half in which his shots would ring the hoop and come out. Center Paul Benes, playing another fine game f o r the Dutch, hit 18, most of them coming in the first half. Beernink added 16 points. Other Hope scorers were Wayne Vriesman, 6 points, and J u n Buursema, 3. Calvin's leading scorer w a s Don Koopman who tallied 20 points and played a brilliant g a m e f o r the Knights.

Hope J V's Lose Decision to Junior Knights Overcoming an early first half Hope lead, the Calvin College " J u n i o r Knights" eked out a n a r row one point victory 52-51, over the Hope J.V.'s last Wednesday evening a t the Holland Civic Center. Off to a fine s t a r t , the locals led by the back court combination of Bob Reid and Rick Clarke and t h e pivot play of Ekdal Buys, opened up a nine point m a r g i n late in the first half but Calvin rallied and narrowed t h e m a r g i n to five points a t the end of the half. Calvin continued to rally and a f t e r two minutes of play in the second half tied t h e score. F o r the next f e w minutes the lead exchanged hands very rapidly and the g a m e closed with the Raiders h a n g i n g desperately on to a one point win. Leading Hope scoring was Ed Buys with 15, Bob Reid with 12 and Rick Clarke with 9. W a r r e n Otte, f o r m e r Holland Christian s t a r led the Junior Knights with 13.

Paul Benes, Hope's l e a d i n g scorer, towers over opposition to score two more points w h i l e Beernink, Buursma a n d Sweet Ray move under for rebounding positions.

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