KALAMAZOO COLLEGE OF SENIOR CLASS ALUMNUS 41% TO CONTINUE STUDY Volume XVII July, 1955 Number 3 A percentage of the seniors equal versity in education; Philip Kellar, Editor, Marilyn Hinkle '44 to the record high of last year, 41 % , Indiana University in medicine;
Published qua rte rly b y the K alama zoo Col will continue studies in graduate Kathleen Lathers, New York School leg e Alumni Association and Kalamazoo Col schooL Samuel Allerton will enter of Social Work; Susan Laycock, lege, Kalamazoo, Mich. P resid ent of th e Alumni Association : Harvard for work in physical bio Ohio State University in speech cor Albert V an Zoeren '23 chemistry under a National Science rection, assistantship; Shirley Lostut Me mber of the Ameri can Alumni Council. Ente red as second class m atte r January 18, Foundation Fellowship; William ter, Smith College in English; Jer 1940 at the P ost Office a t K alamazoo, Michi &'an, under the act of M a rc h 3, 1879. Pub. Baum has a scholarship to continue ome Ludwig, University of Cincin hshed quarterl y , January , April, July, and Oc tober. Subscri ption rate: One dollar per work in public administration at nati in organic chemistry, research year. Kalamazoo College; Mary Jane Beat assistantship; Mary Jean Mertz, Col tie, Cranbrook Art Academy; Mar gate Rochester Divinity School in shall Brenner, Bowling Green State religious education, scholarship; Gor University in clinical psychology, don Noble, St. Louis University in teaching assistantship; Emerson teaching of chemistry, DuPont fel TABLE OF CONTENTS Campbell, University of Wisconsin lowship; Irene Olson, Western Re in pharmacy; Burtis Crooks, Colgate serve University in nursing educa COMMENCEMENT 2 Rochester Divinity School; Don tion; Fred A. Sauer, Detroit College FROM PRESIDENT HICKS Davis, University of Michigan Med of Law; Charles Seifert, University THE FOURTH "R" ical School; Duane DeVries, Mich of Michigan in medicine; Robert FREDERIC GROETSEMA igan State University in English, re Stelle, University of Michigan, in LIVING WELL IN A DANGEROUS medicine; Bruce VanDomelen, Uni WORLD -WILLIAM G. POLLARD search assistantship; Lawrence Diet erman, University of Oklahoma in versity of Wisconsin in nuclear phys BREAK GROUND FOR UPTON HALL chemistry, teaching assistantship; Ar ics,teaching assistantship; Lee Van FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATION DEPT. 10 leigh Dodson, Michigan State in bio Haaften, University of Michigan Law NEWS FROM THE CAMPUS 11 chemistry, research staff member; School; Wilbur Vary, Michigan SPEAKING OF BOOKS 14 Stanley Dunham, in government at State University in political science; 'INTERESTED IN KALAMAZOO Kalamazoo College; Sivert Glarum, Bertram Vermeulen, Garrett Biblical HISTORY? 18 Brown University in chemistry, Na Institute; Margaret Wong, St. Louis 3 FROM K 19 tional Science Foundation Fellow University in bio-chemistry, fellow BASEBALL DIAMOND UNDERWAY 19 ship; Theresa Hansen, Louisiana ship; Marcia Wood, Cranbrook SPORTS NEWS 20 State University in English, assistant Academy of Art; Gene Wright, Uni CLUB NEWS 21 ship; Elaine Johansen, University of versity of Michigan in education; and ALUMNI NOTES 22 Wisconsin in zoology, assistantship; Thomas Wylie, Kent State in clin Marion Johns, Michigan State Uni- ical psychology.
The delight/ttl storybook fantasy, "The Wiz LOOKING AHEAD ard of Oz," provided the theme for this year's an nttal May Fete, which was charmingly presented MAY JUNE 17-26 BAPTIST WOMEN'S HOUSE on May 13. The cover picture, taken in "blue HOUSE PARTIES FETE JUNE 26-JUL Y 2 CONFERENCE OF Mztnchkinland" finds Miss Anneliese Frey as a YOUTH AND ADULTS OF Munchkin, Miss Phebe McLean as the tin woods EPISCOPAL CHURCH man, Miss Irma Grissom as the scarecrow, and JULY 5-9 STATE JR. BOYS AND GIRLS Miss Nancy Higdon as Dorothy. Miss Higdon, TENNIS TOURNAMENTS who arranged the choreography, was co-chairman JULY 11-13 JC TENNIS TOURNAMENT of the pageant with Miss Donna Houghtby who JULY 17-24 CAMP FARTHEST OUT directed the music and the chorus. JULY 25-30 NA T'L BOYS AND JUNIORS TENNIS TOURNAMENTS The selection of the traditional Qzteen of the SEPT. 15-16 FACULTY CONFERENCE May went to Miss Marcia Wood of Kalamazoo. SEPT. 18-21 NEW STUDENT DAYS Reigning with her over the May celebration were SEPT. 22 REGISTRATION the members of her court, the Misses Mary jane SEPT. 23 CLASSES BEGIN Beattie, Sara Horn, Marion johns, Mary McDon Queen Marcia OCT. 12 HONORS DAY ald, Fleurette Kram, and Gretchen Bahr. OCT. 15 HOMECOMING
Page 2 ALUMNUS COMMENCEMENT
Degrees were conferred upon Robert R. Casler, James R. Cramp, Ketchen, Stephen E. Styers, and eighty-three graduating seniors at the Eugene F. Czarnecki, Donald Day Gene R. Wright, South Bend, Indi 119th annual Commencement at ron, Duane DeVries, Lawrence ]. ana; David ]. Larson, Plainwell; Kalamazoo College on Monday Dieterman, Jack M. Doyle, H. Stan Kathleen M. Lathers, Ypsilanti; W. morning, June 6. Opening with an ley Dunham, John P. Gideon, Shirley Lostutter, Ft. Wayne, Indi impressive procession of graduat Thomas A. Gilman, Stanley W. ana; Jerome H. Ludwig, Coloma; ing seniors and faculty members in Glass, Nancy ]. Higdon, Timothy Mary C. McDonald, Scarsdale, New academic regalia down the sloping D. Lemon, Daniel B. McFadden, York; John C. O'Brien, Vicksburg; hillside from Stetson Chapel, the Mary Jean Mertz, Charles ]. Morel Irene T. Olson, Waukegan, Illinois; ceremony rook place under the aged lo, Harry T. Phillips, Frederick A. Gene F. Orsolini, Chicago; Cath oaks on the campus quadrangle. Sauer, Jr., Robert E. Stelle, Lee Van erine A. Rutherford, Portland, One of the nation's eminent sci Haaften, Bertram W. Vermeulen, Maine; Charles L. Seifert, Battle entists, Dr. William G. Pollard, Marcia ]. Wood and Thomas G. Creek; C. Stuart Siegel, New York executive director of the Oak Ridge Wylie, Kalamazoo; William C. City; Mary C. Steiner, Wooster, Institute of Nuclear Studies, deliver Baum, Three Rivers; Emerson W. Ohio; Don C. Steinhilber, Berrien ed the Commencement address, "Liv Campbell, Madison, Wisconsin; Springs; and Margaret Wong, Kam ving Well in a Dangerous World," Robert L. Copeland, Watervliet; ayut, Burma. the complete text of which appears Patricia A. Corby, Williamston; C. Receiving master of arts degrees in this issue of the Alumnus. Burtis Crooks, Jr., Oaklyn, New Jer were Wilfred E. Law and Walter E. Degrees were conferred by Pres sey; Richard ]. Davis, Arleigh R. Scott. ident Weimer K. Hicks. Receiving Dodson, Marion J. Johns, Judith H. Robertson, and Ingrid Scharenberg, Four honorary degrees were pre his degree summa cum laude was sented at the Commencement exer Samuel Allerton. Other honor grad Detroit; Alice Dudley, Clearwater, Florida; Gladys Lyon Fox, Dowa cises. Receiving the degree, Doctor uates included Mary Jane Beattie, of Divinity, were the Reverend DraytOn Plains; Don Davis, Dowa giac; Irma M. Grissom, and Mal colm A. Jamieson, Royal Oak; Charles R. Bell, Jr., minister of the giac; Sivert H. Glarum, Wyncote, First Baptist Church of Pasadena, Pa.; and Bruce H. Van Domelen, W adei ]. Halasa, David C. Kimball, and Robert L. Timmer, Grand Calif., and the Reverend Frederic Shelby, all with magna cum laude Groetsema, minister of the NewtOn honors. Receiving their degrees with Rapids; Theresa A. Hansen, Elm hurst, Illinois; Robert L. Haymans, Highlands Congregational Church cum laude honors were Howard J. in NewtOn Highlands, Mass. Dr. Berkley; Arthur E. Hill, Jr., and Hirschy, Kalamazoo; Martha Hoard Bell is a leader in the affairs of the Frank A. Minto, Birmingham; Sara Smith, Plainwell; Donna Houghtby, American Baptist Convention and ]. Horn, Grosse Pointe; Billy N. Batavia, Ill.; Elaine Johansen, Lin and gave the Baccalaureate address. coln Park; and Gordon E. Noble, Howlett, Mary A. Killeen, Susan T. Dr. Groetsema is a graduate of Kal Vicksburg. Laycock, Mary Lou Schofield, B. amazoo College in the class of 1931. Bachelor of arts degrees were also Thomas Smith, Jr., Wilbur B. Vary, He has twice been honored by the awarded to Rafael A. Bendek, Jack and Ronald A. Ware, Flint; Philip Freedom Foundation for the excel A. Bowen, Marshall H. Brenner, E. Kellar, Gary, Indiana; Shirley ]. lence of his sermons. Four years
Recipients of honorary degrees on June 6 ore shown with President Weimer K. Hicks. Left to right, Dr. Leland I. Doon, Pres. Hicks, Dr. Wil liam G. Pollard, the Reverend Charles R. Bell, and the Reverend Frederic Groetsema.
ALUMNUS Page 3 ago he was guest lecturer at Cam bridge University in England. Le Baccalaureate land I. Doan, president of Dow Chemical Company, received an The Baccalaureate sermon was de our way toward that goal it has honorary Doctor of Laws degree; livered by the Reverend Charles R. been found on more than one oc and Dr. William G. Pollard, the Bell of the First Baptist Church in casion that the old law of cause and Commencement speaker, received Pasadena, Calif. effect seems to stand in our way. the degree, Doctor of Science. Dr. Kalamazoo Co 11 e g e graduates Confronted by such set-backs the Doan has been given credit for a were cautioned there are no shortcuts temptation has come just as often as large part of the development which for achievement of sound moral and we have been defeated to meet the has made the Dow Chemical Com spiritual values. Commenting that situation with some artificial remedy. pany's expansion the greatest in re "every choice leads to some value" "Thus much of our present pros lation to its size of the six major and "every seed bears its kind," the perity is being pyramided," he cau chemical companies in the United Reverend Bell told the graduates: tioned, "not upon the creation of States. "It is a dark day in any person's wealth- which conforms to the law Awards to members of the senior life when he or she seeks some value of cause and effect- but upon a class for outstanding achievement without paying the legitimate price vastly increased debt- which is an were presented by Dr. Harold T. for it. So it is in life that the man artificial remedy. Smith, vice-president, as follows: the who wants to make of himself a "We are, if we would be honest Cooper Prize for the greatest contri worthwhile person must pay the with ourselves," he declared, "seek bution in speech competition, Stan price for that accomplishment. He ing short-cuts to the goal which is so ley Dunham; the William G. How must bring discipline, devotion, and earnestly desired." ard Memorial Prize for excellence loyalty to his daily task." He said he had no lack of sym in economics, Don Steinhilber; the The Reverend Bell, who observed pathy "for the harassed governments William G. Howard Memorial Prize that "our generation is bent on the of the world which are trying to for excellence in political science, achievement of an economic utopia," feed and clothe their people by William Baum; the Kalamazoo Col commented that "as we have worked (Coufinued Oil Page 18) lege Athletic Association Medal for combining high scholarship with athletic prowess, Jack Bowen and Alumni Day Arleigh Dodson; the Stone Prize in education, Gordon Noble; the Clark Kalamazoo College alumni rem year pins by President Hicks. They Benedict Prize in mathematics, Sam inisced en masse on the campus dur were Cleora Davis Gagnier of Kal uel Allerton; the James Bird Balch ing Commencement week end. amazoo; Sidney Strong of Plymouth, Prize in the field of American his An open house for all alumni was Michigan; and Miss Xenia Mason, tory, Marion Johns; the Florence E. scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 5 :30 Adrian, Michigan. Grant Award to the senior woman p.m. on Saturday afternoon, June 4. Alumni from at least eleven dif who has best combined academic It also served as special reunions for ferent states were on the campus for achievement with participation in the classes of 1915, 1930, and 1935. the week end. Some of those travel campus activities and has contributed Reunion plans were arranged by ing the greatest distance were Elsie most significantly to the life of the Mrs. Leland Kerman, Amos Bogart, Herbold Froeschner '35, Bozeman, college community, Mary Jane Beat and Mrs. Robert Aldrich. Assisting Montana; Mildred Welsh Shackle tie; the Hammond Prize in philos hostesses were members of the Fac ton '15, Maplewood, N. ].; Earl ophy, Shirley Lostutter; the Hodge ulty Women's Club under the chair Belcher '15, Westfield, N. ].; Dr. Prize in philosophy, Duane DeVries manship of Mrs. L. J. Hemmes. The '30 and Mrs. Donald Larsen, Ken.t and Bruce VanDomelen; the John class of 1945 observed its tenth an sington, Md.; Helen Hudson '18, Wesley Hornbeck Prize for achieve niversary at an open house in the Duluth, Minn.; Dr. '45 and Mrs. ment in physics, Howard Hirschy home of Dr. and Mrs. Ward Mc Forrest Strome (Edith Hoven '45 ) , and Bruce VanDomelen; the James Cartney. Rochester, N. Y.; and Beatrice Hosking Memorial Prize in essay The alumni dinner, held in Welles Brown Markillie '24 from St. Peters writing, Burtis Crooks; the Oakley Hall that evening, brought back to burg, Fla. Prize for the highest record in the the campus two outstanding alumni. On Sunday morning, alumni join entire course, Samuel Allerton; the Dr. Maynard Owen Williams '10, ed senior majors and faculty mem Upjohn Award for excellence in retired head of the foreign staff of bers for the traditional departmen chemistry, Samuel Allerton and Siv National Geographic, presided at the tal breakfasts. On the Friday evening ert Glarum; the Alliance Francaise dinner; and the Reverend Frederic preceding the Commencement activ Award, Gordon Noble; and the A. Groetsema '31 was the program ities, the music department presented B. Hodgman Prizes in tennis to mem speaker. a recital in Stetson Chapel, featuring bers of the tennis squad making the Three members of the class of three College alumni, Betty Baker greatest academic improvement, 1905 were able to attend the din LeRoy '43, Helen Brink Lincoln '52, Thomas Smith and Thomas Wylie. ner and were presented with fifty- and Stanley Farnsworth '54.
Page 4 ALUMNUS capable but lesser known teachers, determined to pay its faculty com FROM have built in the sciences a tradition mensurate with their abilities. PRESIDENT HICKS for sound scholarship and learning. Such a far-sighted program has its I They, roo, have been the inspiration attendant problems. Reserves have Bricks and mortar do not make a for Allen B. Srowe, Frances Diebold, been obtained to guarantee the im college. Neither can an educational and others who have carried on with mediate future. The enrollment institution be evaluated primarily on the enviable tradition. Suffice it to cycle also indicates that still higher the basis of its public relatiom pro say that Kalamazoo's academic stand levels can be reached on the present gram nor its capacity to remain in ing is primarily a tribute tO a host sound budgetary basis. However, this the limelight. In the final analysis, of great teachers who have given un bold move which we propose can the true greatness of a college will stintingly of their time and talents to not be sustained indefinitely without be determined by the quality of the mold the thinking and ultimately additional financial undergirding. professors on its faculty. It is they the lives of the undergraduates. No institution can remain indef who ignite the spark of learning in Recognizing the logic of this rea initely in the foreground without a the minds of students. It is they who soning, the Board of Trustees, under sizeable endowment. Even with the present thought-provoking ide as the able leadership of Dr. Richard Wallace legacy, our tOtal endow which stimulate youth tO seek deeper U. light, embarked three years ago ment reserves will not reach three insights. It is they who guide and on a program of bringing new, ex million dollars. The majority of our assist as students crystallize their perienced professors tO the campus competitors will have twice the pre own understanding of life and gain whenever an opening appeared tO viously-mentioned tOtal. According a fuller meaning of an education. supplement the creditable work of ly, this places an increased burden At Kalamazoo, this experience has the current faculty. Special grants upon the Annual Fund. The many been aptly called "A Fellowship in were secured tO finance the program. loyal expressions of the immediate learning." Generation after genera Four of these special appointments past justify the vision expressed in tion, that fellowship has been suc have been made. It is fair tO say this article. To accomplish our cessful in its goals in direct propor that the impact of the new program "great teachers program" we shall tion to the great teachers who have has already been felt. Others are need a continuance of the generous lectured in Bowen and Olds, or have still tO follow who should add in response of the present. In fact, we led seminars on Faculty Row. creased vitality tO the leadership in shall need tO find many new friends who believe in the program. But may I be more specific. Kal the classroom. In the process the amazoo College has earned an en entire campus morale has been The road ahead for the independ viable reputation in the sciences. elevated and salaries have jumped ent college will not be smooth. In Our superior achievements in these proportionally. However, if our Col numerable obstacles beset the fu disciplines were substantiated by the lege is to secure and tO hold the ture. Perhaps none is more menac Knapp and Goodrich study entitled, superior teacher, our salary scale ing than the problem of faculty ORIGINS OF AMERICAN SCI must advance tO a still higher level salaries. Yet in a nation that is mov ENTISTS, in which Kalamazoo than the present one. In the year ing rapidly toward a state educa ranked second among the colleges of 195 5-5 6, salaries at Kalamazoo Col tional system, the private college America in the production of sci lege will be higher than in all but a cannot justify its existence unless it entists. Nor has our recognition in few of the midwestern independent attracts the best professors that this field waned, as evidenced by the colleges. Notwithstanding, they are money and fringe benefits can buy. National Science Foundation Fel still inadequate. To obtain and retain Our college will never be great un lowships in chemistry won by two the best, we must pay the best both less it has a great faculty. We must of this year's graduating class. Since in cash salary and in the fringe bene dare to lead. Is there a more effec less than twenty of these national fits which lead to a happy environ tive way to further our "Fellowship grants were awarded this year tO ment. in learning?" For each of you, can undergraduates, one can understand We have already taken a step for can there be a better investment? our pride in this recent honor. ward. However, simply to be near Why these signal accomplish the tOp is not enough. We must ments? Surely it is not a question dare tO lead. Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo College is looking must continue its constructive pro of physical equipment, or our biol for a public relations minded per ogy record would not approach the gram which will reward great son who might have a particular achievements in chemistry and phys teachers tO an extent far beyond its interest in admissions, or in sports ics. Instead, the record is a direct competitOrs. Each year education is tribute to the great professors who losing thousands of its best men to publicity, and wishes to learn the have inspired succeeding genera industry, primarily because of the in college field in general. If this tions of students in these fields. adequate level of its monetary re type of work appeals to you, lemuel Smith in chemistry, John wards. Under the leadership of please contact Dr. Hicks at an Hornbeck in physics, and W. E. a foreward-thinking and imagina early date. Praeger in biology, along with other tive Board of Trustees, Kalamazoo is
ALUMNUS Page 5 GROETSEMA SPEAKS ON ALUMNI DAY
Tbe Revermd Frederic Groetsema, Kalamazoo Collrge graduate of 19 J I, is minister of tbe Newton Highlands Congregational Cburcb, Newton Higbland, Mass.
A recent visitor to our home, Prof. newal of interest in the things per and churches are growing more and A. Victor Murray of Cheshunt Col taining to religion interests us espe more aware of it. lege, Cambridge, remarked that on cially now, the place of religion in There are several reasons why this this his third visit to our country he education. More particularly, the task is uniquely that of the colleges. noticed a new mood, one he place of religion in higher educa The task of teaching anything like described as a "new seriousness on tion. The interesting thing about religion in the public school is very the part of the American people." this current movement is that it difficult if not impossible. Th~ Certainly one expression of that comes from young people and troubled course of released time mood is the renewal of interest in young adults themselves. They are programs likewise, points to the col religion. By and large one might reminding us that the day of "read lege as the place where this chal say that it is the result of the social, ing, 'riting and 'rithmetic" ... or lenge can be best met. The sharp economic, and political changes in college terms, the day of "skills, ness of the division of opinion among caused by the depression and the ability to communicate, and tech high school teachers on this subject Second World War ... thus prov niques" as being adequate for the was brought home to me when I ing the old adage that "it can be no good life, is past. They have dis recently was asked to be one of a other than a maleficent horizontally covered the need for a fourth basic group of lecturers to a large group propelled current of gaseous matter ingredient for life if it is to be mean of high school teachers, and the sub whose portentous advent is not the ingful, and they are demanding that ject assigned to me was, "The Ethics harbinger of a modicum of benef we, the churches and the colleges, do df Teaching;'' During my talk I icence," which, in turn, is Ben Cerf's something about it. Students, I find, suggested that if the teacher caught way of saying, "It's an ill wind that are not always articulate in the ex a pupil cheating, she was under blows no man good." pression of this need they now sense moral obligation to do something One particular aspect of that re- ... but it is there and the colleges (Continued 011 Page 12)
Page 6 ALUMNUS POLLARD SPEAKS AT COMMENCEMENT
Living Well in a Dangerous World
Dr. William G. Pollard, distinguished clergyman and scieu tist of Oak Ridge, T enn., is Executit·e Director of the Oak Ridge In stitute of Nuclear Studies.
You who are graduating from col then it becomes a matter of first ing vague awareness of these other lege today stand as much as any importance to know whether there more terrible threats, much more graduating class in history has stood is a way to live well in such a dan than A-bombs or H-bombs or Rus on the brink of the unknown. Every gerous world. sian intransigence which leads us to commencement has the quality of a When I speak of our contem think of the present time as a "dan great turning point in the lives of porary situation as a "dangerous gerous world." those involved, and so is by nature world" I have a great deal more in Contemporary life and history i~ a always a plunge into the unknown. mind than the obvious dangers of bundle of paradoxes and dilemmas. Yet this quality varies greatly from atomic warfare on the one hand or Brutal facts have come more and generation to generation. It is the the threat of Communist aggression more to dominate our thought. The distinctive feature of this midpoint on the other. These are real and old familiar foundations which we of the twentieth century that this pressing dangers to be sure, but there have so confidently relied upon to sense of uncertainty and insecurity are many others besides. Among sustain us are shaking, if not actually about the future, this quality of them all the most terrible and the crumbling, beneath us. We have stepping forth into the dark un least easily recognized are the spir been so very sure of our capacity, known, has become acute. The itual dangers which now beset us on through a scientific approach to world has become a very dangerous every hand. These threaten our eter every problem, to become masters of place indeed. You who are now nal destinies, the end and purpose for our fate. What, we would ask with launching forth into it are doubtless which we have been brought into an obvious inability to conceive of all keenly aware that it is your spe existence, and not, as in the case of an alternative, could stand in the cial lot to lead your lives in an age the more obvious physical dangers, way and prevent our taking over the of storm and tragedy. If this is in merely our present finite perishable world in which we find ourselves deed a primary concern with you, lives. It is, I am convinced, a dawn- and running it to suit ourselves? Yet
ALUMNUS Page 7 now a brooding doubt about the Science has seemed so straightfor their place which are ever more and reality and feasibility of the whole ward, sure, and confident of success more resistant and difficult to control. enterprise hovers over everything at every turn. We marvel at the Overpopulation ominously threatens that we do. startling record of the triumphs of tO outstrip all of our advances in The deep paradoxes of contem medicine in which one disease after scientific agriculture. As new and porary life confront us on every another has succumbed to its mighty more powerful sources of energy are hand. It was not so very long ago advance. Most people feel confident discovered tO replace those we have that everyone by and large was that, given only the necessary effort been so rapidly exhausting, the more firmly convinced that there was no and money, each of our remaining does the dark threat of tOtal annihi social disorder which could not be major ills will likewise ultimately be lation loom over us. cured by a combination of reason, brought under control through med In the related field of technology mass education, and science. The ical research. So it is also with all and industry we also find ourselves unshakable dogma behind this belief the other sciences. Physics and chem trapped in another terrible dilemma. was that every social evil which be istry have filled our world with many We have been justly proud of the sets mankind- war, crime, injustice, new and remarkable wonders and genius of American technical know poverty, and greed- was nothing have harnessed one natural force how and productive capacity. We more than the result of ignorance, after another to the service and bid have congratulated ourselves on the superstition, and prejudice. Only ding of man. Surely there is noth fantastically high standard of living these, we thought, and surely the ing in sight which can limit the we have been able tO achieve. Little ingrained good will of men will as power of science. With it man has did we suspect, however, that in sert itself and carry human society seemed well on the road tO the ul building the vast and intricate struc forward to a new and better life timate goal of a complete and ab ture of the American industrial econ from which every such abuse had solute mastery over the sum total omy we were really building around been eliminated. Yet the generation of things. ourselves a prison from which there which most trusted in this doctrine Yet again the generation which would soon be no escape. Already of man has nevertheless witnessed has most trusted in science has never we are beginning to become aware cruelty, tyranny, and black oppres theless been witness to misery, fear, of the well nigh intolerable strains sion on a scale which dwarfs the and destruction on an unprecedented tO which this economy subjects most violent and brutal episodes of scale. The supposed mastery over human life. Each year it spews out all previous history. How are we to nature which science seemed so an ever-increasing volume of wreck reconcile the brutal facts of contem surely tO offer us moves farther and age in the form of nervous break porary history with the doctrines farther away like a mirage. We find downs, ulcers, psychoses, alcoholics, which by and large have sustained ourselves desperately needing to divorces, and other derangements. the scientific approach tO the study train more and more scientists in Yet whatever the cost in harried lives of man? order to cope with all the new prob unable to stand up under its un Again consider how unquestioning lems which past triumphs of science relenting demands, there is no longer a reliance men have come to place have left in their wake. As fast as any possibility of turning back. We in the power of science to give us we find ways to deal with old all must go on desiring and purchas- mastery over the world of nature. diseases, new strains emerge tO take (Colltimted 011 Page 15)
A TOUCH OF IMMORTALITY "To place your name by gift or bequest in the keeping of an active educational institution is to be sure that the name of the project with whic.0 it is associated will continue down the centuries to quicken the minds and the hearts of youth, and t 0tts make a permanent contribution to the welfare of humanity." -Calvin Coolidge
FORM OF BEQUEST: "I give, devise, and bequeath unto The Kalamazoo College, a corporation organized under and by virt11e of the laws of the Sta:e of Michigan and located in the City of Kal- amazoo, in said State, the sum of______dollars."
During the Commencement week end, a new brochure dealing with wills and bequests appeared. The brochure is designed to pay tribute to the many individuals whose legacies and memorials have made possible the financial undergirding of the College. It also presents a graphic picture of the changes that have taken place in philanthropy during the last quarter of a century. These changes make it paramount that all of us re-evaluate our own stewardship toward Kalamazoo College and all other charitable institutions.
Page 8 ALUMNUS BREAK GROU.ND FOR UPTON HALL
The start of construction of the Commenting that one of Louis C. credited with building up that de new Louis C. Upton Science Hall to Upton's greatest interests was in partment at the College. house the biology department at youth, Frederick S. Upton said his Dr. Light said, "Miss Diebold epit Kalamazoo College was signalized at brother "was never too busy to help omizes the good teacher in American a formal groundbreaking ceremony young men and women whenever he education. Her achievements have on the campus site, May 23 . could" - that the new science hall attracted national fame." President Weimer K. Hicks term "symbolizes in a very true manner The new Louis C. Upton Science ed the event "a significant occasion one of his greatest interests. Hall, together with the R. E. Olds in the physical expansion of our cam "Our wish is this- that the sci Science Hall, will give the College pus." ence hall will serve the college and complete rounded facilities in three The new building is an integrated young men and women as well as basic fields of science- biology, phase in the expansion in the pro did my brother serve you and other chemistry and physics - fields in gram of Kalamazoo College, mark institutions throughout his life," which Kalamazoo College has re ing a new era in its long history trac Frederick S. Upton said. ceived top recognition in the nation. ing back to 1833. Robert Upton, son of the late President Hicks explained the The ground breaking for construc Louis C. Upton, turned the first plans for the building were given tion of the new science hall, named spade of dirt symbolizing the start their motivation through a legacy in honor of the late Louis C. Upton, of construction of the Louis C. Upton from the late R. E. Olds, the Lansing founder of the Whirlpool Corpora Hall to the east of Olds Science Hall. automotive industrialist. This was tion and who had been a member of In the response on behalf of Kal followed by funds set aside from the the Kalamazoo College board of amazoo College, Dr. Richard U. development program campaign of trustees, was given a personal touch Light, chairman of the board of trus 1951-52 for which contributions with participation in the event by tees, said the new building exem were made by alumni and friends members of his immediate family. plifies "the wide vision of an Amer of the College "from the city, all over His brother, Frederick S. Upton, ican man of business" who did not the nation, and from all parts of the now executive vice president of the stop with personal success but world." The planning then remain Whirlpool Corporation and a trus broadened his service to interest in ed dormant until last summer when tee of the College, spoke in behalf others, particularly in youth. gifts to finally realize the project of the Upton family and the Whirl Both President Hicks and Dr. were made by Mrs. Louis C. Upton, pool Corporation, saying "We are Light viewed the new Louis C. Up the Whirlpool Corporation, and happy and proud of the honor Kal ton Science Hall as a particular trib their friends and business associates, amazoo College has bestowed upon ute to Miss Frances Diebold, head as a memorial to the late Louis C. Louis C. Upton." of the department of biology, who is Upton.
The above scene pictures the ground breaking ceremony. Taking part were, front row, left to right, Robert Upton with spade, Dr. Hicks, Frederick S. Upton, and Dr. Richard U. Light. Second row, Cameron Davis, contractor; Miss Diebold; Merrill Taylor; the Reverend Charles K. Johnson '32 who offered the prayer; and William A. Stone, architect.
ALUMNUS Page 9 student teaching experience and a ication requirements. Graduates pos study of problems in teaching. This sessing a teaching certificate from the culminating experience includes act State of Michigan but planning to SOME ual teaching, observation, evaluation, teach elsewhere have the necessary discussion, and a report tO the total forms sent to the Department of group involved. Education for evaluation and recom FUNCTIONS Counseling plays an important mendation to the proper school offi part in the program of teacher edu cials. Recipients of the provisional cation. Prospective teachers should certificate after three years of suc know where they can make the cessful teaching and a planned pro OF THE greatest contribution. They should gram of additional course work are be encouraged tO think seriously eligible for a permanent certificate. about the grade level and subjects It is the responsibility of the Depart in which they wish tO teach. Con ment of Education tO send out the DEPARTMENT ferences are held with students be necessary forms and evaluate the fore they are given the all-important work completed, and, if favorable, ro student teaching assignment. This recommend permanent certification assignment can do much in getting to the State. OF the prospective teacher started with New equipment is planned for a good attitude rowards teaching. next fall. Some of this equipment Certification requirements are kept includes globes, maps, educational on file for states other than Mich recordings, added volumes in Man EDUCATION igan. This material is used in help delle Library, and other audio-visual ing students plan their programs for aids. meeting certification requirements The Department is proud ro be By Gerald L. Bodine elsewhere. The placement bureau as involved in this time-honored tradi Head of Deportment sists seniors who are recipients of tion of supplying effective teachers provisional certificates tO obtain for the schools of America. The Department of Education teaching positions. This service is serves students at Kalamazoo Col also available tO graduates of the lege through its work in course offer College possessing teaching certif ings, counseling, certification, and icates and seeking advancements of the placement bureau. an educational nature. Teaching Pictured at the right are four of the Kal Most of the courses in education credentials are kept on file and are amazoo College seniors who received teach are designed as liberal cultural sent ro superintendents of schools ing certificates. Miss Marion Johns is shown courses, and except for student teach when requested. Credentials are also with her kindergarten class; Gordon Noble ing, are open tO all students whether available tO the superintendent when did his practice teaching in chemistry; Miss or not they expect tO teach. The an interview is arranged for him Catherine Rutherford worked as a visiting program of teacher education upon with a prospective teacher on cam teacher; and Miss Marcia Wood's field was completion of required course work pus. Graduates of the College are art. Miss Rutherford has accepted a teach and student teaching leads ro the teaching in most sections of the ing position in Dowagiac, and the other three students will continue with graduate country, the positions ranging from Elementary Provisional or Secondary study. Gordon Noble received the Dupont Provisional Certificate. kindergarten tO college or university Scholarship at St. Louis University for special The first step involves pre-teach teaching. On an administrative level, study geared to the teaching of chemistry. i n g experiences (working with positions held are the supervisor, young people) and the Introduction principal, superintendent, depart tO Education course with planned ment head, and college president. observations. It is hoped that this Recent graduates connected with Other seniors who received the Michigan course will open up the whole field education in some manner are lo Secondary Provisional Teacher's Certificate were Donald Dayton, Stanley Glass, Irma of education tO the student and will cated in such countries as Turkey, Grissom, Sara Horn, Donna Houghtby, Shirley help him gain a clearer picture of Jordan, Gold Coast, Japan, Nether lands, and Sweden. Ketchen, Mary Jean Mertz, Frank Minto, what he would like ro teach and at John O'Brien, David Petrilli, Martha Hoard what grade level. In Michigan, the college where Smith, and Gene Wright. In addition to The second phase of the program the student receives his degree be Miss Johns, the Michigan Elementary Certif consists of work in educational psy comes the sponsoring institution for icate was awarded to Susan Laycock and chology and methodology. It is in purposes of teacher certification. Mary Lou Schofield. this time sequence that the prospec Kalamazoo College graduates in tive teacher begins tO formulate his dicating a desire ro teach are assisted own philosophy of education. by the Department of Education in The program is culminated by the planning programs to meet certif-
Page 10 ALUMNUS Miss Monica Evans, who will be gin her senior year in the fall, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Scholarship to continue her work in biology this summer through the University of Michigan's course at the Cheboygan biological station. For the past three years, Miss Evans has been the recipient of the Boston Alumni Scholarship.
Miss Maryann Terburgh of Kal amazoo, who will begin her junior year in the fall, was named Kalama zoo's 1955 Community Ambassador. She is spending most of the sum mer in France under the Community Ambassador program which is a part of the Experiment in International Living, designed to acquaint Amer ican young people with life at the family level in foreign lands.
The spring banquet of WRA featured Miss Hester Bland, health consultant for the University of Indi ana, as speaker.
Richard Bowser, Niagara, N. Y., ~enior, will head the Kalamazoo Col lege student body next year. Other Senate officers include Miss Nancy West, Newton, Mass., vice-president; Miss Barbara McCabe, La Grange, Ill., secretary; William Haring, Grosse Pointe, treasurer; and Miss Anneliese Frey of Kalamazoo, Miss Dorothy Young of Oak Park, Ill., Duane Arnold of Jackson, and Rich ard Brown of Milwaukee as mem bers of the judicial board. Miss Gretchen Bahr, Waukesha, Wis., will head the Women's League next year, and Daniel Metzger, Greenville, has been named pres ident of the Men's Union.
Mothers of "K" College students were feted at the annual weekend program of Mothers' Day. An open house at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hicks, a special banquet and style show in Welles Hall, and a musical program in Stetson Chapel were on the agenda.
ALUMNUS Page 11 GROETSEMA the part of some in collegiate circles, gled for and sacrificed for. The (Continued /rom Page 6) there has been an overzealousness on Arom bomb itself epiromizes the the part of some churches to get great choice humanity must make about it. There was literally a storm their hands on the college again, between a great new power that can of protest from the younger half of especially upon that part of policy be a blessing to men, or a terrific my audience. "We are not police which has to do with teachers and destructive force. men" . . . "They will get caught teaching material. Churchmen have eventually" ... "That is your job" 3. The youth of the country, due not been above using filthy lucre as . . . "That is the parents' job" . . . to Service experiences, discussions a means to get control of schools "We teach English literature, not that have breached denominational when the latter were in financial morals or ethics or religion." The lines, plus the discovery of the Bible straits. One such small school has older teachers, on the other hand, as a new and interesting Book which fallen under the grip of a conserv agreed with me that the teacher can still speak tO our needs, has ative church and to show their re must share with parents and the brought to the fore a generation of bellion, the faculty have a unique churches some responsibility for the young people interested in finding secret society which meets for no ethics and morals of the young a faith by which to live, and a church other purpose than a glass of beer people in their classes ... and, must home where their intellects are once a week. They call themselves assume some personal responsibility stimulated and their hearts tOuched the "Anonymous Alcoholics." Yet, if she does nothing about deviations and inspired to live lives of service in spite of reluctant educators on the from good ethical conduct in her and usefulness. one hand and overanxious church own classroom. Then too, and this This brings us then to this fact: men on the other, the growth of de is the best reason of all, the college that we have a generation, many partments of religion in colleges student is at that stage in life when thousands of whom are truly look and universities across the nation in he should be making up his own ing for a personal faith which will the last twenty years is little short way of life, including his own reli enable them to live a satisfactory, gious faith. Often he is testing his of amazing. and satisfying and meaningful life. independence for the first time. It looks like a celestial marriage There is one more confession I But having thus dropped this counselor has been at work. For must make on behalf of the Prot prior to this time of renewed and matter into the lap of the colleges, I estant churches by and large which hope no one is under the illusion re-awakened interest in religion, the emphasizes the fact that the colleges that the colleges are of one mind relationship between many of the so have a task tO fulfill in this area of that this is their opportunity. One called "church-related colleges and student life. It has been impressed Harvard Dean expressed himself the churches" has been, if not an upon my mind over the years, espe when asked what he thought about actual divorce, then certainly a time cially when I have been the discus the coming of Paul Tillich, George of legal separation. There are sion leader and counselor at the Buttrick, and Douglas Horton and many factors involved on both sides, International Religious Education others to help with the revival at but we are glad that the separation Conference at Northfield that the the Divinity School and Yard. He was never permanent. And the over average Protestant church has done paused and remarked: "Resuscitat arching interest in young people on a very poor job in the field of reli ing a corpse is always a grisly busi the part of both the church and the gious education. At Northfield one ness." college is the strongest bond binding meets the cream of our Protestant them rogether roday. Now in a sense most of our col youth fellowships ... from New leges and universities were church Reviewing quickly the causes, as England, New York and Pennsyl related in the early beginning. Our I see them, which have been at work vania. The lack of any real knowl founding fathers recognized the need upon the students, causing them tO edge of our faith, of the implication5 for an educated ministry . . . and set their faces in the general direc of our faith in the very life of democ that need brought with it another, tion of some sort of spiritual guid racy, the lack of any real knowledge an educated layety. But these an ance and reassurance: of the Bible, especially from the cient beginnings have been largely 1. The economic depression which modern critical viewpoint is nothing lost sight of as attested to by the has taught us among other things less than appalling. One gets the legendary janitor at a great Eastern that money as such does not guar impression that up through high University who was asked about a antee either happiness or stability of school the average Protestant young lovely Latin inscription on the wall life or character. ster has been spoon fed a traditional of the chapel. The inscription ends 2. The experience, first hand, or religion in such a way as to keep it with the words: "Christo et Eccles of having members of the family apart entirely from the world of sia." He looked at the inscription involved in World War II and scientific truths into which the for a long time, then said, "Well, the Korean conflict has brought youngster must go eventually. Ap I don't rightly know, but it has home the dangers of unleashed tech parently there is little attempt to something to do with down with nology and national ambition. It prepare the youngster for the ques Yale." has been brought home that peace tions which modern criticism and If there has been reluctance on is also a good that must be strug- modern science rai~e for the religious
Page 12 ALUMNUS person. This utter disregard for its within the classroom, in social life, GRANTS RENEWED real task as a teaching institution, is and in their homes of what we mean nothing less than criminal on the by gracious and rigorous Christian The Dow Chemical Company and part of Protestantism generally. The living. To these teachers as well as the Standard Oil Company have miracle of our time, is that in spite to those of us who have had profes again provided scholarships for Kal of this poorly done job of educating sional training in these matters, I amazoo College chemistry students our children in the faith, they still would like the student to feel free to for next year. come to church after finding out come for personal counseling and Senior winners of the Dow grants how we have neglected their real guidance as he builds hismaturefaith. are Steward Stafford of Jackson and Miss Donna Ullrey, Berwyn, Ill. education. This is perhaps the great And finally, I would hope that est reason of all why the church The awards this year are renewals. the college will, as a result of some Both winners held Dow scholarships related college is a must for our way such program, send forth young men of life. Churches have a long way during their junior years. and young women, whose spirits Junior winners are Donald Gar to go before they can feel that they have been nurtured in an atmos are real partners in this enterprise wood, Cassopolis, and Miss Susana phere of mutual trust and mutual Seward, Lewiston, Maine. All four of maturing religiously motivated search; whose minds have been dis adults. grants are for $500. ciplined through study; whose spirits Jurgen Diekmann, Ludwigshafen, How then is the college to meet have been touched by living exam Germany, a senior in chemistry, has this challenge? And at the same ples of the Christian Spirit at its been given the Standard Oil award time resist any attempt on the part highest and best in human life and which is also for $500. of the churches to take over and thought . . . These young people dictate policy as to teachers and cur could and would become our reli understanding in my own problems riculum? giously motivated leaders, our com in shedding my fundamentalist shell 1. As a parent and as a minister munity leaders, our church leaders and growing into that new life of I look to the church-related college . .. These people are the folk who appreciation of the world of nature to provide an atmosphere wherein carry the load . . . in our common as the great work of Creative Intel the Christian faith is not just tol life; These have a deep sense of ligence . . . I have been talking erated, but where it is respected and community responsibility. These are about L. ]. Hemmes whose guidance revered as the tap root of our spir never content to be housewives, and counselling not only helped me itual, political, and social freedoms. teachers, doctors, research people, here as a student but also helped me In this atmosphere I feel that our business men, or clergymen alone so much in the final selection of the faith should be openly discussed; . . . They are aware of what Elton Christian ministry as a life work and these discussions, where possible, Trueblood calls our second vocation. vocation. I have tried to thank him sympathetically led by competent These are they who have discovered and Frances Diebold and others who faculty leaders. The atmosphere will that whosoever would save his life have meant a great deal to me per also provide for opportunities for in must lose it in self forgetful serv sonally ... but they are hard people formal worship, Christian Service, on ICe .. • to thank! They consider this part campus, in the churches and other I have of course been talking of their job, while we who re community institutions. about Kalamazoo College. I have ceive it know it to be service rend 2. I look to a school where reli been talking about the contributions ered above and beyond the call of gion is not only a subject for infor made to my life and thought by such duty. We have been in this atmos mal discussion, but also a very def men as Dr. Bailey who used to tell phere I have described. We have inite part of the formal discipline me that all the Spanish he taught seen these lives given in dedicated of study. No man ~ hould consider me didn't amount to a pinch of snuff service. We have been in homes himself educated who is not fully in a whirlwind . . . how true . . . where mutuality and respect for aware of the spiritual roots out of but I do remember the very first others is so real that we have never which we grew as a people. This Spanish words he taught us, "Padre forgotten it. entails a study of the Bible from a nuestros, ca estas en thealos." I It's great to be an alumnus of a rigorously critical point of view, a have been talking about Dean college so distinguished as ours in study of the Christian faith as it Severn whose course in the life and the fields of science, the humanities stems out of its Hebrew background, teachings of Jesus was better than and arts, but we must also take pride and finally, a study of our faith as anything I ever had in Seminary. I in, and point to the fact that Kal it meets and comes into conflict with have been pointing to the atmos amazoo College is a college that has other world religions. phere of devotion to truth created ever, and continues to place great 3. In addition to these disciplines, here by men and women who within emphasis upon the fourth "R" in one informal and one formal, within themselves epitomized that devotion education. In fact, we have a school the faculty there should be men and and made it real. "Fellowship in which has never given up the idea women of such Christian character Learning" is more than a catchy that it is basic to all true knowledge (and I mean that in its best and phrase. I have been talking about and is the only motivation for any broadest sense) as to be examples Dr. Preager, whose sympathetic real pursuit of truth.
ALUMNUS Page 13 he will get it said- provided he "SPEAKING OF BOOKS"- keeps the seat of his pants applied long enough to the seat of his chair. That is, provided he has the gump they had lived on to at least middle tion to work hard- and to work age. alone, without applause. Yet, it is impossible to be certain. There is the case of Wordsworth, for instance. He lived to the ripe DR . MULDER TO AUTHOR old age of 80, but if he had died at COLLEGE HISTORY SINCE 1933 50 his reputation would have been just as great as it is now; during the Kalamazoo College is beginning last 30 years of his life he wrote work on a publication bringing its voluminously but, in the words used history up to the present day in pre by Maugham, "he had exhausted his paration for the 125th anniversary themes" and was mostly warming celebration in 195 8 of its founding. over old stuff. Dr. Arnold Mulder, professor Dr. Arnold Mulder Writing is a queer business and emeritus of English, has been ap it does not conform to any known pointed the college historian and rules or regulations for success. The will author the account of the history greatest writers often run dry. Old of the college since 1933. When Somerset Maugham ob Anthony Trollope, British novelist served his eightieth birthday he had This will bring up to date the of the Victorian era, even believed some things to say about his work "Centennial History of Kalamazoo that every novelist should quit at 50. as a writer. "I guess there will be no College" published in 1933 as part He himself kept on writing novels, more novels and short stories," he of the centennial celebration in that but he felt that they lacked the said to reporters. "Besides, I have year and authored by Dr. Willis F. stingo that great fiction should have. exhausted all my themes, and try as Dunbar and the late Dr. Charles T. I will I can't think of a plot. I'm Nor are there any rules and reg Goodsell. not as inventive as I used to be." ulations that a successful writer can Plans also are being made to At 80, that is not surprising. communicate to a beginner. Dozens have a special college library history Many writers arrive at that point of books are published each year room which will be maintained in much earlier. Often, like Maugham, purporting to give the aspiring Mandelle library as soon as the they keep on writing, but usually writer a blueprint for a writing new biology building is completed career, and there are hundreds of they have nothing more to say. to make more space available. writing clubs. Many of them doubt As a matter of fact, considering less have value in stimulating the writers as artists not as human be enthusiasm of the young writer, but ings, those are the lucky ones who that is about all they can do. RECENT BOOK GIFTS die physically before their minds TO MANDELLE LIBRARY run dry. Dickens was only 58 when Somerset Maugham himself, when he died in the full flush of his he was turning 70, wrote a book Three recent gifts to Mandelle li powers, and Thackeray was only 52, called The Summing Up in which brary have added to its holdings. Dr. young enough to be still at his best he handed out wholesome advice. Richard U. light, chairman of the mentally. Everybody knows, of Along with other successful writers Board of Trustees, presented the li course, that the greatest of them all he had been bombarded with pleas brary with eighty volumes from his in English literature, namely Shake of would-be authors to give them a collections. Included among the· speare, was only 52 when he died. formula that they could use to be books was a rare set of James Cook's But in his case there was so clearly come successes. His book boiled voyages. a diminution of literary power that, down to the bitter truth that there is As an example of how an alert even if he had lived 20 years longer, no such formula. alumnus can help us build the li the chances are that his reputation Many others have testified to the brary, Kenneth Hunt '39, a member would not have been enlarged by same wholesome but unpalatable of the faculty of lyons Township later work. truth. Mary Heaton Vorse gave per Junior College in laGrange, Ill., had Then, of course, there was the haps the best answer to all such 150 books in various fields of science poet Shelley, who was under 30 questions. Appealed to by a young rent to Mandelle. when he died, and there was John writer to tell him how to become a The third gift was made by Dr. Keats, who was only 26 at the time successful writer, she answered: Stewart Crandell '03, Battle Creek, of his tragic death. In both cases "Apply the seat of your pants to the who on a recent visit to the campus, death probably came too soon; the seat of a chair and begin to write." dropped off several books in the field chances are that both of them would That's about all that anybody can of religion from his personal collec have produced more great poetry if say. If a person has anything to say tion.
Page 14 ALUMNUS POLLARD they really do not lead anywhere. How mankind has tried it many times before (Coutiuued /rom Page 8) could he have been wrong then? Sure and found that it really does not lead ly the only sane and sensible thing to anywhere. Freedom, destiny, prov tng ever more and more material do is to keep resolutely along this one. idence, grace, judgment, sin, repent things. Unless our advertising men Yet if this is right why does the wilder ance, and humility indeed! What out- · can find ways tO keep us in a con ness keep on getting worse with every moded unscientific notions we have tinual state of dissatisfaction with step and give no promise of any im here. But human values and aspira what we have and make us urgently provement as far as one can see ahead? tions, fate, probability, good fortune desire a great variety of new posses Could it possibly be that some one of and misfortune, mistakes, maladjust sions, the whole vast structure will the old and previously rejected path ment, and mastery of nature; are these collapse about our heads with fearful ways lying unnoticed close at hand not perfectly straightforward ideas consequences. We dare not stop buy would really lead him out of the wilder firmly rooted in the dispassionate ob ness and bring him home at last? jective reality of our existence as mod ing year after year each new model ern science has revealed it to us? of autOmobile, television set, wash My message to you who are grad Such questions as these serve to em ing machine, and gadget. The alter uating today is that there is indeed such an unsuspected pathway, largely re phasize the magnitude of my task. It native is mass starvation. The wheels jected by nineteenth and twentieth cen is not at all easy to make the point I of our production machinery turn tury man, which if we will only try it am trying to make here, without at the relentlessly ever faster and faster will indeed lead us safely and surely same time leaving the impression that and the appetite of this vast mech through the wilderness of contemporary I am talking about fatalism, or am anism is insatiable. history. It is, however, so overgrown against science, or even that I am ad It is not uncommon nowadays to find that it is difficult to find and hard to vocating a wave of irrationality. All of these paradoxes and dilemmas of our recognize as a pathway at all. And of these charges and others besides have contemporary existence frankly rec course even when it has been revealed, been made. But what they really ognized and discussed. Mostly to be it is very hard to make the decision to amount to is nothing more than an in sure we are still urged to cling to the trust it and follow it and to turn our dication of the extent to which we have old hopes and confidences. We are still backs on the pathway which we have become prisoners of the thought forms taught to trust in the innate goodness been relying upon for so long. Never and categories of reality of the culture of men and the possibility of eliminat theless when one is lost in the wilder within which we are immersed. ing social evils through informed and ness this is the kind of decision one A very helpful distinction to have in enlightened mass education and polit has to make. mind when one is seriously trying to ical action. We are still taught to trust Perhaps the best way to begin the grasp the profound meanings which in the power of science to save us. But process of revealing to you the exist emerge from those contrasts is one no longer is there the old ring of ence of this forgotten pathway is by which has been made by Martin Buber. enthusiasm and confidence in such pro way of contrasting it with the more For man, Buber would say, the world posals. They are made instead with an familiar path on which we have been has a twofold character- the world of air of desperation in which, although walking. Whereas on this path we can I and It and the world of I and Thou. the modern methods of science and detect only our desires and arbitrary The first is the realm of the experienc reason seem admittedly powerless to plans, purposes, and values, on the other ing self and the world of his experience. solve our problems, they are still pre we would find freedom and sacrifice. This is a sharply separated world di sented as the only realistic and trust Whereas on this path we see only an vided into two neatly compartmented worthy alternative open to us. inscrutable fate, on the other the same areas of the subjective and the objec Our predicament is comparable to thing would smile out upon us as our tive. In the first compartment belongs that of a man walking through the destiny. Vvhat seems merely good luck everything inside the self- namely, woods along a path which a while ago or fortune on this path is apprehended feelings, emotions, and values. In the he was sure would lead him to his on the other as the hand of providence, other compartment of the objective be home but who suddenly finds himself and what appears impersonally as mere longs everything which peoples the lost in a wilderness. His original path misfortune on the one presents itself world about him; all the objects of his way, which before seemed so clear and as judgment on the other. On the pres experience which he can investigat-e, reliable, has now become overgrown ent path we merely make mistakes or understand, use, manipulate, influence, and difficult to follow. Frightful sus become maladjusted, while on the other enjoy, or suffer. In contrast to this picions begin to assail him, but he we sin. On this path we exalt man and separated world of experiencing selves steadfastly beats them down because bend all of our ingenuity to the task of and the objects of their experience he could not bear it if they should be improving his mastery over an inert stands the world of I and Thou; the true. In order to keep up his courage, impersonal world whose only signif realm of relationships between beings he tells himself over and over that icance resides in the fact that it is his who meet each other by grace, say this is just a temporary impasse. Soon environment. But on this other for Thou to each other, and give them the path will lead out of the wilderness gotten path man humbles himself in selves in love. and become clear and definite again. deep contrition and seeks for guidance Science belongs to the world of I and Yet what if, instead, it should just keep and mercy. It for it is concerned with objects of on getting worse and worse and From these contrasts you can per experience and the ways in which a plunge him deeper and deeper into haps already see why it is so hard for knowing subject can understand their this wilderness? At this point he men of our century to rediscover and structure and behavior, and can use reassures himself by recalling that long to choose this old abandoned pathway such knowledge to control the objects ago he had investigated the other pos out of the wilderness. Is it not the way in the world about him as he wishes. sible paths and satisfied himself that of religion rather than science? Surely Religion belongs, on the other hand, to
ALUMNUS Page 15 the world of I and Thou for it is con brought- with human spirit and deed, iar path through history which twent cerned with the relationships between human life and death. I said he be ieth century man has been following? pre-existent beings which give them lieves, but that really means he meets." If this is indeed the purpose of your selves out of the depths of their free Perhaps you can see now what a very college education, then we must agree dom, meet each other across the void, different domain of reality this whole that the prospects look ominous and and fulfill each other in love. realm of the personal is: Once you have foreboding. Instead of the good living Let us think for a moment of some of explored this realm and come to rec it was supposed to help you make, it the great words of the human spirit in ognize its features and structure and could turn out that the only living you the light of this distinction. Take free have realized the extent to which the will be allowed to have is that provided dom first. What does it mean in the primary realities of your own beings in a Russian concentration camp. In world of I and It, that is from the are wrapped up in it, then you will be stead of joining with your fellow men standpoint of science? Here then is able to see with new eyes the deep in an exuberant mastery of history, it an experiencing knowing self moving meanings of the several other great could be that you are really moving about among the manifold objects of words of the spirit which, like freedom, with them toward an annihilating holo his experience which for him are sim are also never employed in scientific caust of H-bomb warfare. These are ply hes and shes, institutions and organ discourse. Where in any textbook or hard and violent words, I know. But izations, animals and plants, elements treatise on psychology, sociology, polit who can say what is to come out of and substances, places and events, ical science, or even history, if it is of the darkly gathering clouds of contem space and time. Suppose this self now the objective scientific kind, can you porary history? Indeed, who can guess performs any act whatever on the ob find such mighty words used as belief, what judgments li e in store for us upon jects about him, and you ask what made hope, destiny, judgment, grace, prov the haughty pride and self-sufficiency him do that particular act? Must you idence, sacrifice, sin, or redemption? of modern man, who, seizing upon not immediately search among all of What primary living realities of our science as the sufficient means for his the varied constituents of his situation existence these words point to, and yet purpose, has presumed to become the for the causes for his act? Must you how quickly they evaporate as soon as master of his fate and the captain of not necessarily think of an explanation you try to give them any content or his soul? Let us face up to the realities in terms of instincts and past training, meaning within the realm in which you of our existence and acknowledge that that is in terms of genetically and en have only autonomous selves experienc this is indeed a very dangerous world vironmentally conditioned desires and ing, knowing, and using a merely en in which to have to live one's life. On drives? Without much reflection it is vironmental world in which they live these terms, and from the vantage point not hard to see that in the world of and move and have their being. of such a view of the purpose of one's I and It there cannot be any such thing Let us now in the light of these ideas education, it is hard to see how, except as freedom. Whenever in modern consider the two pathways through this with extraordinary good luck, anyone jurisprudence ideas of moral or legal dangerous world about which we have can expect to live very well at all in responsibility have been dealt with spoken. You have all just completed a our present world. scientifically from the standpoint of college education. The granting of your But now consider the same matter psychology or sociology this fact has degrees, which is soon to take place, from our other vantage point. Here become strikingly evident. How can will signify that each of you has ar there is the great difference that you one hold an autonomous self respon rived at a certain established level in as an experiencing self are no longer sible for its acts within an environ equipping himself for his role in life. at the center of things with your desires mental world which in its isolation it But let us inquire more deeply into the and purposes. What is to come will can only experience and use? purpose and function of our educational come, but you do not need to know it. But now consider such an act in the equipment. Too often in this present Your concern is with your freedom and realm of the personal, the realm of the age it is, as we have seen, explicitly your fulfillment. You can go forth from I and Thou. Here we may well quote thought of in terms of man and his here light hearted and expectant, with a passage directly from Buber. "The plans and purposes for himself. Has a full knowledge of your freedom and free man is he who wills without ar your education equipped you to try to its intended exercise. Your education bitrary self-will ... He believes in des wrest from the world the kind of liv is your equipment for the meetings tiny, and believes that it stands in need ing you would like to have? Do you which will present themselves to you. of him. It does not keep him in leading look upon it as providing you with the With it and all the varied insights and• strings, it awaits him, he must go to means for forging out the kind of understandings of the fabric of the it yet does not know where it is to be career you desire for yourself? As a world which it has given you, you will found. But he knows that he must go citizen of this great land do you con be the better equipped to recognize out with his whole being. The matter ceive of it as your equipment for join that which in our history is striving in will not turn out according to his deci ing with your fellow Americans in a its need of you to emerge into reality. sion; but what is to come will come only great effort to master the difficult Like a good soldier you do not need when he decides on what he is able to problems of our history and discover to know what the outcome will be; you will. He must sacrifice his puny unfree the correct policies, strategies, and are content to leave that in the hands will, that is controlled by things and pressures for insuring the preservation of the Lord of history. You would not instincts, to his grand will ... Then of her nationhood amidst the growing think of intervening either and trying he intervenes no more, but at the same forces which oppose her? Is your educa to make things come out the way you time he does not let things merely hap tion meant to equip you to play your think they should, rather than the way pen. He listens to what is emerging part in all mankind's upward march of they are meant to emerge. You would from himself, to the course of being in progress in the conquest of nature and be outraged at the thought of attempt the world; not in order to be supported the improvement and security of the ing to master history for that would as by it; but in order to bring it to reality species? Is it in other words meant to surely destroy your destiny and your as it desires in its need of him to be assist you to continue along the famil- fulfillment as the attempt to master
Page 16 ALUMNUS your spouse would destroy your mar riage. ARNETT BEQUEST TO COLLEGE At one time during the battle for Britain in the last war there was not Through the will of the late Tre was an advisor to the boards of At- · a single rail connection between Lon vor Arnett, Kalamazoo College re lama University, Morehouse College, don and the south coast of England that ceived a $5,000 legacy. This money and Spellman College which has was not bombed out. It was a des will be used for the upkeep of Stet perate moment. Much later when it named a library in his honor. wn Chapel. was all over someone asked Sir Win Survivors include a sister-in-law, ston Churchill how he had found the Dr. Arnett, nationally prominent Mrs. James Fluegal '17, and several strength to go on through this dark im educator and husband of the late nieces and nephews. passe. Was he not, they asked him, Mrs. Bertha Stetson Arnett, daughter thrown into despair by the utter help of the late Herbert Lee Stetson, for lessness of that moment? "Not at all," mer president of Kalamazoo College, COUNCIL ELECTS Sir \Vinston replied, "On the contrary died on May 31 in Ft. Lauderdale, I found it quite exhilira ting !" These Fla. He had retired in 19 3 5 after a Mrs. Ralph M. Ralston was elect arc not the words of a planner, a clever long career in educational admin ed president of the Women's Coun strategist, or one who seeks to inter istration which included service as a cil at Kalamazoo College at the vene in things to make them happen trustee of the Rockefeller Institute meeting held during Commence according to his plan. These are rather ment week end. She succeeds Mrs. words of freedom and of greatness, of for Medical Research, and with the one who has known destiny and has Rockefeller Foundation General M. Lee Johnson. thrown himself into history with every Education Board of· which he was Other officers include: Mrs. A. J. ounce of his energy in order· that the president in 1928. He was also for Todd and Mrs. Leslie Vermeulen, reality of that to which he has com mer president of the Foundation's In first and second vice-presidents, re mitted himself might be realized. This ternational Education Board and spectively; Mrs. Dwight Stocker, is living proof of how well life can be treasurer of the Institute of Social secretary; and Mrs. George K. Fer lived even in the most dangerous world and Religious Education. guson, treasurer. that can be imagined. He was an authority on college In August of last year, not very far financing and author of several from here in Evanston, there was a great ecumenical gathering of Chris books on the topic. He served as tians. It was, as most of you know I auditor of the Baptist Theological The magazine acknowledges the am sure, the second Assembly of the Union from 1901 to 1926, and from photography of )chiavone Stttdio on World Council of Churches and its 1924 to 1926, Dr. Arnett was busi pages 11 and 21; the Kalamazoo theme was "Christ, the Hope of the ness manager and vice-president of Gazette on pa~es 3, 7, and 18; Fred World." A commission on this main the University of Chicago. theme worked for several years on the Sauer '55 on the cover and on pages Since his retirement, Dr. Arnett 6, 9, and 20. preparation of a concise yet full state worked with administrators of three ment of it for presentation to the As Negro colleges in Atlanta, Ga. He sembly when it convened. The con trast between the two pathways we have been considering is sharply and hopes they had for earthly progress. word, His kingly word: 'Be of good cogently expressed in this report. We Many cling with the strength of fanat cheer; I have overcome the world.'" * can do no better by way of summary icism to hopes which their own sober I hope that these ideas which I have than to quote from this excellent state reason cannot justify. Multitudes ask sketched out for you so incompletely ment. In doing so we may also note themselves. '\Vhat is coming to the here this morning may prove sufficient that, although what I have said so far world? What is in front of us? \Vhat to give you at least some inkling of the concerns the life of the spirit in gen may we look forward to?' The answer existence and character of this oth~ eral, the fullest, most complete, and to these questions has been given to us hidden path. Once uncovered it does most adequate expression of this life in the Gospel. To those who ask 'What indeed prove to be the way out of this takes place in response to the revela is coming to the world?' we answer present wilderness, and what is even tion of God in Christ. That point will, 'His Kingdom is coming.' To those more important, to lead us on beyond I think, be clear as you hear these who ask 'What is in front of us?' we it to our eternal home. It is the path . sturdy and triumphant words: answer 'It is He. the King, who con of the spirit and all those who have "The hope of which we speak is fronts us.' To those who ask 'What found it and taken it bear witness to something different from what men may we look forward to?' we answer the fact that it is really a wide and joy usually mean when they speak of hope. that we face not a trackless waste of ous and thrilling pathway. My earnest In common speech 'hope' means a unfilled time with an end that none can wish and prayer for each of you who strong desire for something which may clare to predict; we face our living are graduating today is that you may he possible but is not certain. What Lord, our Judge and Saviour, He who find it too and so discover for your is spoken of here is something that we was dead and is alive for evermore, He selves the great and precious secret of wait for expectantly and yet patiently. who has come and is coming and will Jiving well in a dangerous world. because we know that it can never dis reign for ever and ever. It may be The Ecumenical Review, July 1954. appoint us. that we face tribulation ; indeed we * "We Jive at a time when very many must certainly face it if we would be World Council of Churches, Geneva. are without hope. Many have lost the partakers with Him. But we know His Pages 431 and 432.
ALUMNUS Page 17 'INTERESTED IN KALAMAZOO HISTORY? If you are struck by the savor of antiquarianism, we suggest you take yourself to Mandelle or the Public Library to delve into the many re search papers written by Kalamazoo College students over the past ten years. You may be intrigued by "The Kalamazoo River- a Local History up to the Civil War," "The Theater in Kalamazoo," "The His tory of Prairie Ronde," "The Devel opment of the Public School Sys tem," and at least fifty others. They are local history, to be sure, but they are also a reflection of those wider currents that have shaped our country and our world. The College seminar program in cludes a discussion of historical method and of the history of histor Dr. lvor Spencer, head of the history department, scans historical manuscripts prod.uced by members of the history seminar through the years, with Catherine Rutherford, Hugh ical writing, but the research is the Mehaffie, and Marion Johns, three of the students who prepared papers on Kalamazoo history big thing, and the products of the during this past year. history seminar hold promise of worthwhile reading.
BACCALAUREATE Christian church as to think through has been uncultivated. There are (Conti mud from Page 4) that issue. In the long run worth too many people in the world who means of such manipulation and while values cannot be bought at have acquired the social graces, but regulation." bargain counters." who are desolate in the spiritual He questioned, however, that "if The Reverend Bell, who rec realm. On every hand we see these tampering with a basic principle like ognized that "most of our progress undeveloped individuals and the im this law of cause and effect we may has come from men and women who balance which grows out of their not be flirting with doom and trad were discontent with the way things work. ing our long range spiritual birth were being done," found that at the "It would be sad enough, of right for a temporary mess of pot same time a strong tendency to dis course, merely to know that such tage. card old ideas "merely because they people are living," he said, "but are old" represents a dangerous "It would, therefore, seem logical when one thinks of the influence development in our generation. that more attention ought to be paid they have the tragedy is ever more He pointed to moral and religious to long range values in society," he staggering. Think, for example, what standards extending through nine said. "The attention we pay to edu such persons do to children when teen centuries providing "great ac cation, religious values, and spiritual they become parents. Children need cepted ideas" of the Christian church issues cannot help in the long run careful spiritual nurture as they find "as the fundamental principles upon but be the determining factor so far their aims and goals in life. They which this side of man's life must as the future is concerned. need more than a father who merely be built." 'brings home the bacon.' They need "That we spend more money for They, he reminded, are the "old a spiritual companion and friend." comic books than we do for text way" of doing things providing the books and casual luxuries than we do Participating in the Baccalaureate moral and spiritual structure for were fathers of two of the graduat for church work cannot help but sooety. shape the future," he declared. "Peo ing seniors, the Reverend George D. The Reverend Be 11 cautioned Seifert of the Lakeview Baptist ple who do that kind of thing for a against a fallacious idea "that only Church in Battle Creek, and the long period of time are laying the part of our nature need be devel groundwork for their own failure." oped." Reverend Osgoode H. McDonald, The Reverend Bell said "there are He observed that "many a person executive secretary of the Depart few things this generation might has developed the so-called 'prac ment of Homes and Hospitals of the work for which could yield such rich tical' side of his personality. But the American Baptist Home Mission dividends to the nation and to the esthetic and idealistic side of his life Society.
Page 18 ALUMNUS BASEBALL DIAMOND UNDERWAY
June graduation exercises at the To be Named Woodworth Field University of Texas Medical School A gift from Tom Woodworth, Rolla Anderson, Director of Ath found Kalamazoo College represent head of the Graff Trucking Com letics, says that Kalamazoo College ed by three of its own graduates. pany and a local sport enthusiast, is very appreciative and grateful to They were Robert Binhammer '51, has made possible the construction Mr. Woodworth for the gift. With receiving a Ph.D. in anatomy; Rich of a new baseball field for Kalama the addition of Woodworth Field, ard Timmer '53, receiving a M.A. in zoo College. Dr. Weimer K. Hicks, Kalamazoo College will have one of anatomy; and Dr. John F. Finerty President of Kalamazoo College, an the best small college athletic plants '3 7, their teacher, professor of anat nounced the receipt of the gift and in the nation. omy at the Medical School. They naming of the field as Woodworth Plans for the new field are near made interesting feature material for Field. In January of 1954, Mr. ing completion, and work is expect the June 1st issue of the Galveston Woodworth made another contribu ed to start in the near future. The News in an article entitled, "Three tion which enabled Kalamazoo Col field will be ready for use next Young Men from Kalamazoo have lege to have baseball once again as spring. Kalamazoo College has Converged on Med Branch." a part of its intercollegiate program. agreed that Woodworth Field may Dr. Finerty has been conducting Woodworth Field will be located be used by the City Parks Depart research on protection from irradia just west of Angell Field, the foot ment during the summer months tion of white rats by parabiosis ball stadium, and will be of regula and will become an important part (surgically created Siamese twins). tion dimensions in all respects and of the City recreational facilities. The Binhammer, who had assisted Dr. will provide seating for approxi City Parks Department will do a Finerty in the research, took up the mately 1500 people. The diamond large part of the work at cost. project of studying the effects of ir will have a grass infield and outfield radiation on the white rats and with dugouts for both teams. A based his dissertation for his doc springling system is also being in torate degree on this work. stalled and a fence will enclose the Alumni Support High "White rats exposed to irradiation field. suffer similar reaction as did the A record total of $21,619,035 was people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki contributed in 1954 by 791,008 when the first atom bombs were go to the University of Cincinnati alumni to the support of 3 52 insti used in World War II," Binham and become instructor of anatomy. tutions. This represents a gain of mer said. $5,000,000 over comparable figures For his thesis, Timmer investi for 1953 as reported by the 1954 There has been a 100 per cent gated the effect of severe burns on Alumni Fund Survey published by incidence of cataracts developed the pituitary gland. The pituitary the American Alumni Council. within a year after exposure. Bin gland, which lies in the center of hammer said there is also a high in the head below the brain, is the Aside from the response to solici cidence of tumors, both malignant source of ACTH which is produced tations for annual alumni gifts, an and benign. The rats have shown after severe stress. ACHT stimulates additional $40,066,363 came to the greater susceptibility to infection, the adrenal glands which in turn institutions from alumni in the form especially pneumonia. High blood give off hormones that protect the of gifts and bequests that were not pressure developed among the ir body against the effect of stress. In credited to the annual alumni funds. radiated rats and all female rats be his investigation, Timmer found that Top honors in the amount and came sterile. Many of the tumors after severe burn to any part of the number of alumni contributions on were beneath the skin and are as body, the pituitary gland shrinks in the Honor Rolls of 1954 Alumni sociated with the mammary glands. size, due partly to loss of water and Funds established by the American Some were of the brain, kidneys, loss of protein material from the Alumni Council were taken by Har and glands. gland. vard University with $1,233,448 be Binhammer said, because of the Dr. Finerty said there is a great ing contributed by 30,402 alumni. leukemia (a cancer-like disease of shortage of basic science teachers Princeton upset Dartmouth for the the blood) and the cataracts which and researchers, and for every per first time in their keen competition have developed in the Japanese son graduated there are a number of for the distinction of showing the atom bomb survivors, it is believed posts available. And from the Gal highest percentage of alumni con that the reaction of rats to irradia veston News, "The Kalamazoo stu tributing to the fund. tion is the same as that of humans. dents here all studied biology under The fourth honor roll, established He now plans to investigate the same teacher, a woman, Miss this year for the first time, found means of modifying the incidence Frances Diebold, who her students Wesleyan University leading in total of tumors and attempt to find a way here acclaim one of the outstanding percentage of Alumni Giving to the to prevent them, he said. He will science teachers in the nation." Institutions with $7,030,291.
ALUMNUS Page 19 The track team led by captain Phil Lewis, raised itself from sixth to third in Conference standings during the past year. The Conference track meet, held May 20, was an exciting affair for all concerned as Hope beat out the Hornetmen for second place by only two points. Albion won the meet by a twenty-point margin. The Kalamazoo team received a severe jolt as its ace trackman, John Frueh, pulled a leg muscle on his first at tempt in the broad jump. By his absence the team lost a minimum of twelve points. Phil Lewis was the only senior on the squad, so it is hoped that the '56 squad will be able to challenge for the Conference title. John Frueh of Grand Rapids was selected as the most valuable trackman and was also elected the 1956 captain. Names of the recopoents of the Kalamazoo College Athletic Association Medal since 1919 will be engraved on the H. Colin Hackney memorial plaque, given to the College by his wife and presented by his son, Joe, at a Chapel program on May 25. Shown above, at the 1955 SPRING SPORTS RESULTS presentation, ore Joe, Dr. Hicks, and Mrs. Hackney. The plaque will honor both post and future scholar-athletes. The names of Jock Bowen and Arleigh Dodson will find their places Baseball Kalamazoo 4- Ill. Institute of Tech. 10 on the plaque as the recipients of this honor, announced at the June Commencement exercises. 8-Alma 3 12- Calvin 4 Colin ,Hackney was on outstanding athlete during his years on the campus and was 14- Albion 1 the recipient of the scholar-athlete honor in 1930 at the time of his graduation. In addition 6- Hope 13 3-0iivet 2 to his Bachelor's degree, he held a Moster's degree from Kalamazoo College granted in 1932. 3 -Adrian 6 7- Hillsdale 5 He was a former president of the Kalamazoo College Alumni Association, and he was widely 5- Tri-State 7 known in Kalamazoo church, business, and civic affairs. He died in July of lost year. 8- Ill. Institute of Tech. 16 13- Tri-State 9 1 - University of Detroit 11
Track SPRING SPORTS PICTURE Kalamazoo 91 Adrian 38'!. Olivet 32'!. The spring sports picture at Kal during the past 18 years, came Kalamazoo 81 rh ~ nute Field 50 amazoo College was one of the most through with another MIAA Con Kalamazoo 82 ference championship. The highlight Hope 55 successful in the past decade, as the Grand Rapids Junior College 25 College was nosed out by five points of the season was the weekend trip Kalamazoo 68 Y., Hope 62% for the all-sports trophy, won by to Indiana and Illinois as the Stowe Kalamazoo 85 Olivet 42 Albion. The Hornets were in con men defeated University of Illinois, Ferris 31 Kalamazoo 44 % tention right down to the last day, 4 to 2, and the University of Indiana, Albion 86Ys Kalamazoo 102 but failed in their attempt to gain 6 to 3. This was the first defeat for Calvin 29 Kalamazoo 98 the trophy when the track team took Indiana in twenty matches. Jurgen Hillsdale 57 a third place and the golf team could Diekmann of Germany was the Alma 7 only gain a fifth place ranking. MIAA singles champion with the Tennis After a lapse of three years, the runner-up being Hornet teammate Kalamazoo 6- Calvin 1 4- Illinois 2 baseball team did an excellent job Leslie Dodson from Detroit. In 9- Chanute Field 0 &-Indiana 3 under the direction of coach Henry doubles, the Hornets also gained the 5- Hillsdale 2 7-Albion 0 Lasch, by finishing second in the first two positions as Bob Casler and &-Adrian 1 7 -Hope 0 Conference with an over-all season Dave Moran defeated Jurgen Diek 9 - Cincinnati 0 record of six wins and six losses. mann and Mike Beal for the number 9- Chanute Field 0 6-Alma 1 Gary Morrison and Ellis Cutler gain one position. 7- Olivet 0 S- Notre Dame 4 ed the honor of being selected on the The golf team was not too suc 6-Wayne 3 MIAA All-Conference base b a 11 cessful as it won only three of its 9- Detroit 0 team. The team had only three sen nine matches and finished fifth in Golf Kalamazoo 13- Adrian iors, so prospects are bright for the the Conference standings. Albion 3- Hope again won the MIAA Conference. 7'!. - Alma 1956 season. Jack Bowen of Kal 11'!. - Olivet amazoo was selected the most valu Tom Anderson was top man for the 9- Calvin 2'!. - Glenview able baseball player. golf squad as he collected 12 1;2 5'!. - Chonute Field V2 - Hillsdale The tennis team, as it has done points to his opponent's 11 Yz points. ! - Albion
Page 20 ALUMNUS A well-attended Alumni Council meeting on Commencement week end dealt with several important items of business. Ralph Ralston '16, vice-chairman of the Bequest Committee, presented the bequests program to the group and encouraged participation in this venture which is the chief hope of future financial security. The new bequests brochure was distributed, pointing out the changing picture in philanthropy whereby the former large estates are few and support through a great number of wills, perpetuating the annual gift, is needed. A coming election of one of the College alumni to serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees was Elsie Herbold Froeschner '35 provided the College with an exhibit of here extremely discussed. Alumni are asked to sub detailed and interesting biological drawings during the Commencement week end. Asked mit names to the Alumni Office what caused her to follow this field, she gave credit to the four years of art she had with which will, in turn, be referred to Mrs. A. B. Hodgman and to the work in biology with Miss Diebold. Mrs. Froeschner then the Executive Committee of the held an assistantship in zoology at the U. of M. and received her M.A. in 1936. Following Alumni Association for screening. study for the Ph.D., she toured museums in Europe and studied art in relation to science. A mail ballot will then be conduct Her teaching took her to Sweet Briar and the University of Missouri. She now resides in ed. A committee consisting of Ed Bozeman, Mont., with her husba11d and two children, where she has been doing free lance win Gemrich '26, Charles Venema research drawing for the last twelve years. Her husband, who has a Ph.D. in entomology, '33, and Charles Starbuck '48, will is in teaching and research at Montana State College. Mrs. Froeschner has been working on the flora of Panama and the grasses of Iowa, in addition to her many other fascinating present a covering Amendment to subjects. A recent drawing showed a lace bug, found in Africa by a Swedish expedition, the Constitution concerning the elec described as a new species by Dr. C. J. Drake, expert of Ames, Iowa. In addition to the tion for approval at the fall meet interesting stories behind her work, she finds biological drawings a source of "·constant ing of the Alumni Council. This amazement in the beauty of structure and the intricacies of nature." committee will also review the Con stitution for other revision. club during the coming year were DeAgostino '50, vice-president; Miss Stuart Simpson, assistant to the Forrest Strome x'45, president; Mrs. Nancy Giffels '50, secretary; and president, told the Council of the Bruce Bowman, vice-president; Miss Virginia Fowler Brandle '49, treas progress being made in the area of Ruth Osterling '54, recording secre urer. Miss Pauline Redman '35 has alumni-admissions work and the as tary; Miss Alma Wickins x'49, cor served for the past two years as head sistance given the admission program responding secretary; and James of the club. Faculty guests invited by many of the clubs and individ Cameron '54, treasurer. Wendell to the dinner included Dr. Raymond ual alumni. Discher '49 is the retiring president. Hightower and Dr. Richard Olmsted. Albert Van Zoeren '23, president ANN ARBOR. The Ann Arbor PHILADELPHIA. At a meeting tr of the Alumni Association who pre Alumni Club held an evening meet ranged by Miss Winfred Johnson sided at the meeting, called the An ing in the Women's League on May '27, Philadelphia alumni met on nual Fund Drive to the attention of 4. The College was represented by May 18 at the Eastern Baptist Sem Council members, stating that plans Dr. and Mrs. Weimer K. Hicks, Wil inary. Dr. and Mrs. Hicks were in will go forward this summer for liam Bourne '56, student musician, the east for this meeting. early organization. and Miss Marilyn Hinkle '44. Paul NEW YORK. Dr. and Mrs. Hicks Koken '29 was elected president of were also present for the New York the club, succeeding Leonard Elwell Alumni Club's spring meeting on '35; and John Kokinakes '50 was May 17. Dinner at the Miyago elecred secretary-treasurer. Restaurant marked the event, ar ROCHESTER, N. Y. A potluck DETROIT. The Detroit Yacht Club ranged by the club's retiring pres dinner on April 27 at the home of was the scene of the spring meeting ident, Royal Fisher '06. The new of Mr. '49 and Mrs. Bruce Bowman in Detroit on April 29. Dinner was ficers are Gordon Kurtz '48, pres (Florence Chisholm '49) marked followed by a business meeting and ident; Miss Kathleen Flemming '52, the spring meeting of the Rochester a talk by Dr. Hicks. Eugene Stermer secretary; and Miss Doris Todd '51, Alumni Club. Elected to serve the '5 1 is the new Detroit president; Joe treasurer.
ALUMNUS Page 21 Deaths William J. Hosken of the class of bride of Fred M. Hudson '56 on June 1939 died recently of an incurable 19 in the Methodist Church, Horton, A rthur F . White '95 died at Sand disease. He had been employed by Mich. Point, Idaho, on March 18. He was a Michigan Bell Telephone Company Miss Ellen M. Griner was married on retired clergyman who in 1906 organ since leaving Kalamazoo College. He is June 19 to Dr. Stanley L. Michael '51 ized the Idaho State Baptist Conven survived by his wife, Joan, a daughter, in the Methodist Church, Schoolcraft, tion and became its first president. He and a son. Mich. is survived by his widow, Anne, and Rufus K. Wyllys, who taught history The historic Old Presbyterian Meet four daughters. at Kalamazoo Coll ege from 1924 to ing House in Alexandria, Va., provided D r. Harold L. A x tell '97 died in Mos 1926, died in Tempe, Arizona, on April the setting for the wedding of Miss cow, Idaho, on May 8. He was one 15. He was head of the social studies Ann B. Simpson and Lt. Thomas W. of twenty-five outstanding graduates department of Arizona State College Mulvey x'52 on June 18. honored by the College at the 1951 and was author of several books on the Miss Dolores M. Vrabel and L. John Convocation. Dr. Axtell was professor history of Arizona and the Southwest. ~\[eyers x'52 were married on June 18 emeritus of classical languages at the He is survived by his wife, the former in St. Mary's Church, Kalamazoo. University of Idaho. His father, Seth Eugenia Dunsmore, who was librarian Miss Mary Carolynn Kersjes '52 was ]. Axtell, was professor of Greek at at Kalamazoo College from 1920 to married to Richard Piechocki on June Kalamazoo College from 1890 to 1902. 1926. 18 in St. Augustine Catholic Church in Survivors include his widow, Gertrude, Kalamazoo. four daughters, and a son. Engagements Miss Evelyn E. Biek '54 became the Caroline Hopps DeLong of the class bride of Don G. Davis '55 on June 18 of 1902 died in LaMoille, Illinois, on The engagement of Doris Fitzgerald in the Federated Church, Dowagiac, June 1. Her husband was the late A. Drown and William J. Lawrence, Jr., Mich. N. DeLong '01. She is survived by '4 1 was announced on May 29. Miss Barbara Lutz and Robert E. twin son and daughter, Robert and Announcement has been made of the Stelle '55 were married, April 9, in the Alice 1Ierrill, both of the class of 1933. engagement of Miss Carolyn Ann Alumni Chapel at Michigan State Uni The Reverend Wesley H. DesJardins Yoder to Gus Birtsas '47. versity. '08 died in East Northfield, N. J., on A wedding on September 3 is being Miss Alice Curtis '55 was married to March 9. He held pastorates in Holden, planned by Miss Bernice Van Stelle Gordon Dudley '53 on April 9 in Kal Mass., and Saxton's River, Vt. He was x'55 and Gilbert C. Bottger. amazoo. also an instructor at Vermont Academy The engagement of Miss Shirley A. Miss Marion Johns '55 became the and Navy Y.M.C.A. chaplain in New Edison '52 and John C. Tanner was an bride of Arleigh R. Dodson '55 on June port, R. I., and Balboa, Canal Zone. He nounced on April 24. The wedding will 18 in Detroit. was formerly rector of St. Peter's be an event of September. On May 3, Miss Rachel Quaint and Church, Rochelle Park, N. ]., and of Miss Jane Mallory '54 and Harry Dr. Louis D. Mahue x'50 were married St. Alban's Church, Newark, N. J. The Wagner have announced their engage in the Christ Episcopal Church, Hud Reverend DesJardins is survived by a ment. The wedding will take place on son, Ohio. sister, two sons, and two daughters. September 10. Miss Martha L .Hoard '55 and Fred D r. Acelia M. Leach '1 0 of Lansing The engagement of Miss Jean A. B. Smith, Jr., '52 were married on May passed away on March 6 in Hastings, Kittridge and Edwin L. Mauer '53 was 21 in Stetson Chapel. Mich. She had been in poor health for announced on May 15. Io elate has Miss Jane E. Roberts '51 became the the past four years. been set for the wedding. bride of Robb E. Rynd on May 21 in Ervene Brooks Hannold '15 died on Miss Irene B. Emerson x'55 and Stetson Chapel. April 5 in Jackson, Mich., where she Gerry Mayer announced their engage Miss Jo Anne Keller '56 was married had taught school for many years. Sur ment on May 22. to Duane K. DeVries '55 on June 11 in vivors include her daughter, a brother, The engagement of Miss Ruth L. Windber, Pa. and a sister. Chamberlain '56 and Robert L. Gall Miss Naida L. Shimer '54 and May P aul M. Tedrow '16, an outstanding lagher '57 was announced on May 22. nard M. Dewey '54 were married on prosecutor and attorney before he was Miss Marylou C. Howell '56 and June 11 in Vvaterv1iet. stricken by untimely illness in 1947, Richard D. Crooks '54 announced their On June 18. Miss Mary Lou Scho~ died in Kalamazoo on May 16. Mr. engagement on June 5. The wedding field '55 and B. Thomas Smith, Jr., '55 Tedrow is survived by his wife, Alice, \\'ill be an event of spring, 1956. \\'ere married in Flint. a son, Richard '45. and a daughter. :-Irs. A summer wedding is being planned Miss Jane Townsend was married to Marilyn Richmond '46. by Miss Carra L. Price and Ellwood \Viltiam Tindalt x'54 on June 11 in A nna Hemenway Knapp of the class H. Schneider. Jr., x'52 who announced Plainwell, Mich. of 1917 passed away in November in their engagement on June 5. Seattle, Wash., from a heart attack. Dr. Leonard W . Lang '25 died on :-fay 14 in Detroit, where he was en Marriages Births gaged in the general practice of med :-fiss Catherine Hinkle x'47 ,,·as mar :-fr. x'35 and Mrs. Philip DeRight icine. His widow, :-f arie. survives him. ried to Richard Koppe on June 25 at (Ruth Bonfoey x'39) announce the M arion Olmsted Graff '27 died on the First Congregational Church in St. birth of a son, David Bradley, on April April 9 in Kalamazoo. She is survived Joseph, Mich. 18 in Kalamazoo. by her husband, Harry, her parents. Miss Alice L. Koning '51 and John Dr. '41 and Mrs. Richard A. Lem one sister, and three brothers, one of B. Owen were married on June 11 it~ mer are the parents of a daughter, whom is Kalamazoo Municipal Judge Des:-Ioines, Iowa. Robin Jane, born on April 11 in Kal Clark M. Olmsted x'42. Miss Kathleen Folks became the amazoo.
Page 22 ALUMNUS A son, David George, was born on Mr. and Mrs. James Swope (Winona 191 2 April 17 to Mr. x'42 and Mrs. Clark M. Lotz '45) announce the birth of a son, Sigrid Johnsen, who has spent many Olmsted in Kalamazoo. John Michael, on May 14 in Kalama years in India as a miSSIOnary nurse, March 25 was the birth date of zoo. was a visitor on the College campus. David Russell, son of Mr. '48 and Mrs. A daughter, Katherine Rose, was recently. Russell A. Strong in Kalamazoo. born to Mr. '51 and Mrs. Frederick W. 1919 Winkler on May 16 in Kalamazoo. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lincoln (Helen Dr. Carl H. Chatters was appointed Dr. and Mrs. Donald Van Liere are Brink '52) are the parents of a son, city comptroller of Chicago, which is the parents of a son, Eric Bruce, born john Alan, born on March 25 in Kal the chief financial office of the city. on May 25 in Kalamazoo. Dr. Van amazoo. Dr. Chatters will continue on the staff Liere is professor of psychology at Kal of the newly established Institute of A daughter, Stephanie, was born on amazoo College. Government at Kalamazoo College. April 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cer February 10 was the birth date of ganoff (Sybil Widman x'49) in Grosse Janet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John 1920 Pointe, Mich. Basnett (Elinore Hoven '43) in Roches Allen B. Stowe was named official Mr. '51 and Mrs. William G. Clark ter, N.Y. referee for the Davis Cup tie between announce the birth of a daughter, Mr. '54 and Mrs. Harrison C. Pearo Australia and Mexico on July 15, 16, Cathy Ann, on March 17 in Kalamazoo. announce the birth of a son, Stephen and '17 in Chicago. It was the first Mr. x'S-l and Mrs. John A. Murch Michael, on June 2 in Hazel Park, Mich. Davis Cup match to be scheduled in (Carolyn Davis x'SS) are the parents A daughter, Laura! Lynn, was born Chicago since 1927. of a son, Andrew, born on March 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Flessner (Linda 192l in Paw Paw. Crandall '54) on May 10 in Kalamazoo. Dr. W illis F . Dunbar was elected Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Anderson are April 11 was the birth elate of Jeffrey president of the Michigan Academy of Hamlin, son of Mr. '46 and Mrs. Bruce the parents of a daughter, Mary Jane, Science, Arts, and Letters. :Mason (] oan Stuart x'46) in Grosse born on May 18 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Anderson is director of athletics at Kal 1928 Pointe \Voods, Mich. amazoo College. Frances Clark has accepted a position as head of the piano department and director of a new piano pedagogy pro gram at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N. J. 1930 Donald J. Black received his M.A. degree in teaching of industrial educa tion from Western Michigan College. :tllr. x'48 and Mrs. James M. Skill Mr. '48 and Mrs. Louis G. Collins man announce the birth of a daughter, announce the birth of a son in Kal 1932 Ann, on April 26 in Detroit. amazoo. Dr. Charles K. Johnson, pastor of A son, Jay Nelson, was born on Mr. 'SO and Mrs. Edwin Phelps of the First Presbyterian Church, was April 28 to Mr. '47 and Mrs. Jack Richland, Mich., are the parents of a named president of the Kalamazoo Stateler (Evelyn Kelson '49) in Ro daughter. Ministerial Alliance. chester, N. Y. June 8 was the birth date of Tracy Mr. 'SO and Mrs. William F. Emrick Jean, daughter of Mr. '44 and Mrs. Nor 1935 announce the birth of a daughter, Pia man D. Erway (vVilma Fletcher '44) Katherin denBleyker was appointed chief social worker at the Veterans Michele, on April 11 in Oxford, Mich. in Oregon, Wis. Mr. '32 and Mrs. Edward J. Lauth Hospital, Fort Custer, where she has been employed since 1948. She has are the parents of a son, David Joseph, News born on May 2 in Kalamazoo. helped train graduate students in social May 3 was the birth of David, son 1909 work from Smith College and the Uni of Mr. '56 and Mrs. David Stuut, Jr., Harvey Bouck was one of fourteen versity of Michigan at the VA H~s (Judith Lyon x'S7), in Kalamazoo. retiring teachers honored at a dinner pital, and her participation in a na Mr. '47 and Mrs. Louis Gerstner given by the Kalamazoo Teachers Club. tional workshop of the Institute of Mental Health resulted in the publica (Louise Gwyn '47) announce the birth Mr. Bouck, who was a language arts of a daughter, Barbara Lynn, on April teacher at Kalamazoo Central High tion of a handbook aimed at providing better services for patients in mental 30 in Kalamazoo. School, has been teaching for 46 years. hospitals. Dr. '47 and 1f rs. l~alph 0. Kerman Also honored at the dinner was Miss (Cynthia Earl '44) are the parents of a Mable Stanley '10, teacher of math 1941 daughter, Kaney Ruth, born on May ematics at Northeastern Junior High Robert Maunder is principal of the 1 in Kalamazoo. School in Kalamazoo, who has taught new C. W. Otto Junior High School A son, Curtis John, was born to Mr. for 45 years. in Lansing. and Mrs. Richard M. Thomas (Betty 1911 Dr. John D. Montgomery, dean of Coleman x'45) on :May 16 in Cham Claude V. Courter, superintendent of the faculty and chairman of the depart paign, Ill. the Cincinnati Public Schools, received ment of government and law at Bab May 25 was the birth elate of Jeffrey an honorary degree from the University son Institute of Business Administra 1f ark, son of Mr. '46 and 1f rs. Earl of Cincinnati on the fiftieth anniversary tion, Wellesley, Mass., has been named Risbridger (Doris Snell x'42) in Kal of Teachers College as a component a Guggenheim Fellow for 1955. In ad amazoo. unit of the University. dition to his connection with Babson
ALUMNUS Page 23 Institute, Dr. Montgomery has served as a consultant to the Operations Re search Office of Johns Hopkins Uni versity. In that capacity he has spent time in Japan and Germany directing research and fie ld studies of the effects Kendrith M. Rowland has accepted ity School, Rochester, N. Y., at their of military occupation on those coun the position of executive secretary of Commencement on May 16. He will be tries. Under the Guggenheim grant he the city-county Mental Health Center associated with the Emmanuel Baptist will expand his studies to include Italy at Davenport, Iowa. He fo rmerly was Church, Ridgewood, N. ]. to complete work on publication of his a psychiatric social worker on the staff "Analysis of Changes in the Elite of the Winnebago State Hospital, O•h• 1953 Structures of Occupied Countries." kosh, Wis. John Doyle took advantage of his furloughs to travel throughout Europe 1942 Thomas E. Thompson received his during his seventeen-month tour of Louis Graff wrote the history-making Ph.D. degree at the midyear Com duty at the Rhein-Main Air Base in news r elease on the Salk polio vaccine. mencement at Harvard University. Frankfurt, Germany. He has now been He is science writer for the University The Reverend Paul Carpenter has discharged from the service. of Michigan news bureau. been appointed asistant minister of the Garfield T rinity Baptist Church of Thomas Hodson is director of Par 1944 Cleveland, Ohio. He previously served sons Hall at Indiana State Teachers Norman and Wilma Erway are build the Green Mountain Parish, Mont College in Terre Haute and is also an ing an addition to their home to house gomery Center, Vt. instructor in the social science depar t their expanding glass-blowing business. ment. Both of them are actively engaged in 1950 Susan Ralston Lewis is getting a new Dr. Richard Brown the fabrication and design of scientific has completed his home settled 111 Kalamazoo, while laboratory glass apparatus. internship at Denver General Hospital waiting for her husband to be dis and will report for active duty with the charged from the Army. 1947 Army Air Force as a medical officer Essell Blankson, who six years ago Robert A. Johnson has been named in J uly. came to America from the Gold Coast president of the Kalamazoo Vall ey As Bradley M. Allen received his B.D. of Africa, is preparing to enter gov sociation of Purchasing Agents. degree at the Colgate Rochester Divin ernment service in his homeland in the 1948 ity School Commencement exercises on Ministry of Labor or the Department Louise Goss has been appointed in May 16 in Rochester, N. Y. He was of Commerce. He has been working structor of music literature and asso ordained to the Baptist ministry on for the Kalamazoo Parks Department ciate director of a new piano pedagogy June 4 in the First Baptist Church in since receiving his Master's degree in program at Westminster Choir Col Kalamazoo and will begin his first min labor economics from the University of lege in Princeton, N. J. isterial assignment in September as as Wisconsin last January. Also attend Anne Whitfield was married in Lon sociate pastor of the F irst Baptist ing Kalamazoo College during his stay don on August 20 to Philip Nordhus, an Church, Wooster, Mass. here, were three other natives of the E nglish instructor at Robert Coll ege, Walter McConner has been working Gold Coast. Theo Adjai '53 graduated Istanbul, Turkey. They are returning in Augusta, Georgia, with community in June from Stanford University, Dick to the United States this summer for organization in the problems of recrea Quarshie '53 is a medical student at Mr. Nordhus to finish work on his Ph.D. tion, since receiving his Master's of the University of Saskatchewan, and in American literature at the Univer Social Work degree from Howard Uni AI Bruce-Micah is deceased. sity of Iowa. versity in \,Yashington, D. C. 1954 1949 1% 1 Jane Mallory is employed as Teenage Philip W. Mange, his wife, the for Alice Koning has received her Ph.D. Program Director of the Pontiac, mer Eloise Quick 'SO, and their daugh in embryology from Iowa State College. 1fich., Y.W.C.A. ter, Virginia Louise. have left for Brus John H. Leddy was graduated as a Joyce Tiefenthal Dillman was award sels, Belgium, where they will remain reserve officer from the )Javy's Officer ed a Master of Fine Arts degree fol' for two years. Dr. Mange, who has Candidate School in ~ ewport, R. I. He her studies in painting at Cranbrook been an assistant professor of engineer completed a four months' course, which Academy of Art. ing at Pennsylvania State University is the same course offered NROTC stu Todd P . Graham was gTaduated from engaged in research in atmospheric dents over a four-year period. the U. S. Military Academy and com physics, will continue his research and 1952 missioned a second lieutenant in the will assist Dr. ::vt:arcel )Jicolet of the Roger D. Conklin has been assigned infantry, receiving a B.S. degree. Belgian Royal 1feteorological Institute to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, as an Karlis Kushevics received his B.D. in arrangements for the International electronic engineering assistant in the degree from the Lutheran Seminary in Geophysical Year (1957-58). The geo electronic \\·arfare department, follow ).faywood. Ill. He was ordained in physical year is to consist of co-ordi ing hi s induction into the army. Dixon, Ill. on ~[ay 25 , and he has ac nated studies by investigators in forty Jack Wendt has accepted a sales cepted the pastorate of a church in one countries in various phases of the position with the Bob Erath Sporting Bluffs, Ill. earth sciences. 1\Iany of the research Goods Company of South Bend. He Louis F. Brakeman, Jr., received a projects for the forthcoming Antarctic will have the southern Illinois and Indi ).f.A. degree from the Fletcher School Expedition under Read Adm. Richard ana territories. of Law and Diplomacy at the Com E. Byrd have been planned in relation Robert B. Ketcham received his B.D. mencement exercises of Tufts Univer to the geophysical year. degree from Colgate Rochester Divin- sity, ).fedford, ~Ia s s .