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THE M BOOK
ABCS OF SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE LIVING
1959 — 1960
Ann Newcomer, Joe Williams, Co-Editors
|udy Godfrey, Margaret Samples, Charlotte Cathey
Welcome to Maryville College. We, the staff of the
fvf-Book, hope that your four years at Maryville will be
fruitful and enjoyable.
College is a unique experience and one of the most
satisfying, gratifying, exciting, and happiest you will
encounter. We hope this book serves you well as
a guide during the college year and also that the Y's
serve you in keeping with their purpose and objective
— to unite in a Christian fellowship.
By referring to the M-Book you will be able to see
many of the opportunities offered at Maryville. By
achieving a balance between your studies and your
individual needs, you will have a gratifying college
Here's wishing you success.
To Maryville College Students:
Best wishes for a good college year!
Every sincere college student will in fact have been
hoping for such a year, before reading this assurance
of our best wishes for it. And, with few exceptions,
you who experience a good year will do so because of
earnest personal endeavor.
Many people are responsible for the opportunities
offered at college, but only the individual student can
determine the degree to which he takes advantage
of these opportunities
A good college year includes good health, good
effort, good attitude, good scholarship, good character,
May you have a good year.
Ralph Waldo Lloyd
Where Chilhowee's lofty mountains
Pierce the southern blue,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater,
Noble, grand, and true.
Orange, Garnet, float forever,
Ensign of our hill!
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater.
Hail to Maryville!
As thy hilltop crowned with cedars
Ever green appears,
So thy memory fresh shall linger
Through life's smiles and tears.
Lift the chorus, wake the echoes,
Make the welkin ring!
Hail the queen of all the highlands,
Loud her praises sing!
(Words and Music by Charles Huffman, '49)
On, Highlanders, down the field,
Rolling up a high score!
Tear into the end zone,
Smash on through that line,
Send a rousing cheer on high.
And our boys will shine.
Come on and fight, fight, fight!
Come on and fight, fight, fight!
For dear old Maryville!
? ? WHO'S WHO ? ?
Student Body President
Student Body Vice-President
WSCA President _..
New Dorm House Chairman Lessie Anne Rhodes
Pearsons House Chairman Louva Lawson
Baldwin House Chairman Nona Roll
Chilhowean Editor Bill Green
Chilhowean Business Manager Gay Landis
Senior Class President _
Junior Class President _
Sophomore President —
Kappa Phi President _.
Chi Beta President
Alpha Sigma President ...
Theta Epsilon President
Student Volunteers President
...__ Dan Greaser
. George Poland
. ._ John Brehm
_ Helen Rankin
._ John Gilmore
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. New Students re-
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. Semester opens
Thursday, Registration continues
Friday, First meeting of classes
Saturday, 8:00 p.m. YMCA and
Monday, 8:15 p.m., Faculty Reception
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m., Annual Convoca-
Saturday, Founders Day and Home-
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, 3:00 p.m., "The Messiah"
First semester final exams
Friday, noon, First semester ends
1960 Second Semester
Jan. 6, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m., Chapel; Christ-
mas holidays end; second semester
Feb. 3-11, February Meetings
Mar. 16, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., Spring Vacation
24, Thursday, 8:00 a.m., Spring Vacation
April 17, Sunday, Easter
19-20, Comprehensive Examinations for Sen-
iors, National Cooperative Tests for
May 2, Monday, May Day Festival
11-17, Second semester final exams
13-18, Commencement Week
1 5, Sunday, Baccalaureate Day
1 8. Wednesday, Commencement Day
Colleges have personalities just as people do. The
things big and little - the traditions - make up this
personality. As you become acquainted and catch the
spirit of the traditions at Maryville, it will broaden
your understanding of your college and will helo to
make your memories of your days here vivid and pleas-
Your first memories will be those of LINES — reg-
istration, Treasurer's Office, Bookstore, but the nicest
line is the FACULTY n.ECFPTION LINE. Thi? is the
official greeting of all the faculty for all the students
and is a must for freshmen. Don your best formal, your
firmest handshake, your most sincere smile, and enjoy
The first two weeks are hectic, haopy days for
freshmen as you are sought enthusiastically by the four
societies. Theta Epsilon and Alpha Sigma, Chi Beta
and Kappa Phi, are the two pairs of sister and brother
societies. These societies carry out friendly but com-
petitive RUSH WEEKS sponsoring for freshmen such
social events as teas, square dances, fashion shows, and
sDlash parties. The climax of each RUSH WEEK is
"The Formal." This musical production is written and
produced entirely by students. Freshman girls decked
out in their loveliest formals are escorted by blind
dates of the brother society. The decision of which
society is a hard one, but whichever one you choose
deserves your wholehearted support.
THE STUDENT CENTER, with the Y-STORE, is the
place to stop for a quick coke, sandwich, or icecream
cone. Also, a game of ping-pong or bridge is sure to
be in progress most anytime during the day. Stop in
and enjoy the friendly atmosphere wi f h other students.
WARMTH and FRIENDLINESS are two of the most
important traditions at Maryville. The friendly "hi"
and sincere smiles of all you meet are a vital part of
the whole atmosphere. Be a part of this spirit — you
will find friends are easily made.
Soon FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY comes
in all its dignity. The morning chapel service, gay
dorm decorations, and HOMECOMING PARADE make
this a day to remember. The lovely senior girl who
reigns as Homecoming Queen over the football game
will have this as one of the happiest memories of her
Your guess is as good as ours as to what the theme
of this year's BARNWARMING will be. This is THE
show of the fall semester and is held each Thanks-
giving eve in the Alumni Gym. Sponsored by the Y's
every effort is made to present the best talent in this
musical production. The court of the King and Queen
is made up of attendants from each of the four classes,
elected by the student body. This, too, is kept top
secret until BARNWARMING night.
In no time at all Christmas is here, bringing a wel-
come vacation. Although it is a busy season of final
exams, you will want to plan time for the many beau-
tiful musical programs and social events. Handel's
MESSIAH presented by the Vesper Choir and com-
bined Glee Clubs, accompanied by the College orches-
tra, is one of the most inspiring programs of the year
and no Christmas season would be complete at Mary-
ville without CHRISTMAS VESPERS presented by the
same groups the last Sunday night before vacation.
Spring is officially here when college students, town
people, and children make their way to the Amphi-
theater in the college woods for the annual MAY DAY
PAGEANT. Produced by the Women's Physical Edu-
cation Department, this colorful occasion is reigned
over by the May Day Court. The Queen is chosen from
the Senior Class and her attendants from the other
We began our traditions telling you about the first
days on the Hill. As a climax comes COMMENCE-
MENT with its dignified services and many mixed
emotions. One of the lovely traditions is the DAISY
CHAIN composed of fourteen girls from the Junior
Class, who form the chain through which the gradua-
tion procession passes. As seniors leave the campus
many find that the strength, knowledge, and insight
they have developed here is good preparation for
worthwhile service in their chosen field.
Maryville emphasizes the building of the mind, body,
and spirit. In her organization she develops personality
and friendship, as students work and play together.
In her classes and studies she emphasizes the im-
portance of intellectual curiosity and the acquiring of
knowledge. And in her RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
and services spiritual growth is nurtured and one is
inspired to loftier goals. Through each of these areas
there is a common purpose which is a strong unifying
factor in the campus life. It is the spiritual emphasis
on our campus that is the impetus to the friendliness
and desire to help that are so prevalent among our
students. This is an introduction to the religious pro-
gram that Maryville offers. These are some of the high-
lights of the opportunities and vital programs that are
planned for the students to participate in, to share,
and to enjoy.
ALL-CAMPUS PRAYER MEETINC is held everv
Thursday evening at 9:30 in the Y rooms in Thaw
Hall. These meetings, led by students, provide an op-
portunity for all to share in prayer and Christian
The LITTLE CHAPEL located in the Samuel Tyndale
Wilson Chapel is open at all times for private and
small group devotions.
Sunday is a quiet, peaceful day for the students as
they return from Sunday School and Church. In the
afternoon the Y's give an inspiring program and in the
evening VESPERS provides an opportunity for worship
and praise as we hear a message from a speaker and
listen to our own Vesper Choir. Sunday is the day that
starts our week off with freshness and vigor.
Sometime early in the fall, the students begin their
drive for the FRED HOPE FUND, which was estab-
lished as a tribute to the memory of one of Maryville's
outstanding graduates, Fred Hope, who spent his life
as a missionary in Africa. Today this fund enables
Maryville College students and faculty to ha e a part
in some outstanding and needy mission work in the
foreign field. In the past years we have given our sup-
port to a hospital in Ferozepore, India, where Dr.
Dorothy Ferris, a graduate of Maryville, is head doc-
tor. She was on our campus in 1955 telling of the
work and advancements that are being done in her
area. This drive is not only a responsibility but a pri-
vilege. You'll want to share in this worthwhile enter-
In the first weeks of our second semester we
have an inspiring week of religious emphasis, FEB-
RUARY MEETINGS. The team of leaders, a speaker,
a pianist, and a song leader, conduct the services
morning and evening for a period of ten days. The
strong student interest in these messages usuallv re-
sults in further group discussion after the regular ser-
vices and in many private conferences with the lead-
ers. Over the years students and faculty have found
renewed strength and spiritual re-awakening in these
February Meetings, which are one of the oldest and
strongest of our Maryville traditions.
Nothing is more beautiful than seeing the sun's
first rays burst over the Smokies as the Vesper Choir
sings, "Alleluia, Christ is Risen." EASTER SUNRISE
SERVICE on Easter morning is an inspiring and enrich-
Each spring, near the end of the school year, the Y's
RETREAT to a beautiful lake in the mountains for the
week-end. This is a time not only of spiritual fellow-
ship, but of spiritual evaluation of the programs and
individual growth of the year. The RETREAT also
gives an opportunity to plan a more pertinent and vital
program for the following year. A new theme is chosen
each year as a guide for both Y's to follow and to
share. The Y's are important organizations on the
campus, and their spiritual influence is shown by the
active membership and wide interest that is shown as
the students participate in the programs together.
In addition to the many groups on campus which
give opportunity for spiritual growth there is MORN-
ING WATCH for your own private devotions. These
quiet moments mean much to the students who take
advantage of them. We hope you may feel the true
spirit of Maryville College and take part in the many
opportunities offered for friendship and personal de-
ARTISTS SERIES brings to the campus each year
outstanding musical and dramatic artists. LECTURE
SERIES gives the opportunity to hear noted scholars
and authorities in many fields.
One of the first things we learn at college is to
live with a large group of people instead of just the
three or four that most of us are used to. Experience
has taught us that the oft-quoted Golden Rule is the
best policy to follow. Many rights and privileges are
ours to enjoy as long as we are careful to respect the
rights and privileges of everyone else. We're offering
a few suggestions that we hope will make your days
in the dorm happy ones.
To be a good dorm student DO:
— Limit the length of your phone calls
— Gather up the dirt after sweeping instead of ieav-
ing it in the halls
— Wait until after "busy" hours to wash your clothes
in the bathrooms
— Respect study hours
— Be quiet in the mornings while others are still asleep
— Do your week's ironing in the laundry room and not
on the ironing boards on the floors
— Clean the tubs, basins, etc., after using them
— Remove hot irons from the ironing boards
— Return supplies to the medicine chest
— Be quiet and considerate of those who are trying to
study or sleep
— Do your share of helping, but refrain from being a
— Keep a neat, attractive room at all times
— Appear properly clad when in the halls, for guests
and visitors have a way of appearing at the most
— Be a friend
— Make your conduct in the lounges and public rooms
such that others will feel free and welcome to
come in at all times
Care of Rooms
1. Any plans for alterations or improvements in
your room must be approved in advance by the Head
of your Dormitory, after consultation with the Main-
2. Students are held responsible for the condition of
their rooms and furniture; charges will be made for any
3. No furniture should be altered or moved from
rooms or lobbies without the permission of the Head
of the Dormitory.
4. Each student must furnish and use a mattress
1. Since the overloading of electrical circuits is a
dangerous fire hazard, lamps, clocks, radios, electric
shavers, and hair dryers are the only electrical equip-
ment which may be used in dormitory rooms.
2. Provision is made in each dormitory for the use
of ironing and cooking equipment at specified places.
Such equipment must under no circumstances be used
in any student's room.
3. There must be no tampering with the electric
4. The maximum current allowed to be used in a
dormitory room under any circumstances is 1 50 watts
per student. In computing wattage, radios, clocks,
electric shavers, and hair dryers are not counted.
5. Only one electric cord may be attached to a sin-
6. Dormitory supervisors are required to report im-
mediately to the Dean of Women or Dean of Men any
violation of the fire safety requirements stated above.
7. Students are asked to turn out lights when leav-
ing their rooms.
Radios, Record Players, and Television
Radios, record players, and television must not be
played between 1 1 :00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m
In case of illness, notify the Head of vour Dormitory
or the Housemother at once.
1. If you go to the College infirmary as a patient,
arrangements should be made through your House-
mother. You should take your own pajamas, towel,
2. The infirmary clinic is open each week day as
10:00—11 :00 a.m.
4:00 — 5:00 p.m.
1 :00— 1 :30 p.m.
(The doctor is there on Monday, Wednesday, and
Emergency cases, of course, are received at any
3. If you visit patients in the infirmary, please ob-
serve the following visiting hours:
Permission should be obtained from the nurse be-
fore visiting patients.
1 . All ironing must be done in the laundry rooms
or other specified places. The ironing boards on each
floor of the women's dormitories are for pressing only.
2. No ironing is to be done on Sunday except
emergency pressing between 7:00 and 9:15 a.m. and
6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
1. All laundry must be done in the laundry rooms
except in emergency cases when small amounts of
light laundry may be done in the bathrooms.
2. No laundering is to be done on Sunday.
3. Each dormitory has its own regulations concern-
ing the use of the washing machines.
Students must have permits from the Student-'Help
Office in order to solicit business in the dormitories.
Smoking is permitted only in the smoking rooms of
the dormitories — not elsewhere, either in the build-
ings or on the campus. (Note for returning students:
With the advent of smoking rooms in all dormitories,
use of "Aztec Ruins" as a smoking area has been
Each women's dormitory will participate in emer-
gency drills, having its own organization and re-
Confiscation of Equipment
In the women's dormitories this is handled by the
monitors and officers of the Women's Student Govern-
ment Association, and in the men's dormitories by the
Head of the Dormitory as follows:
a. Any electrical equipment being used in dormi-
tory contrary to regulations will be confiscated.
b. Radios in use after 1 1 :00 p.m. will be confis-
cated and placed in the office for one month.
1. Possession of liquor bottles, public or private
signs, or road markers is considered, for obvious rea-
son, a disciplinable offense.
2. Possession of firearms, pass-key, or key to any
dormitory room other than one's own is forbidden.
3. Regulations imposed by civil law are in effect
College regulations. For example, the possession or
use of fireworks is violation of Tennessee law and
therefore a disciplinable offense.
1. Local or long distance calls may be made and
received any time between 6:00 a.m. and 1 1 :00 p.m.
2. Outgoing calls, except to faculty and staff, must
be made on the pay phones.
3. Incoming calls will be received on the office
phone and transferred to the pay phone
4. Everyone should limit calls to five minutes.
WOMEN'S RESIDENCE HALLS
1 . Lights are to be out in the Freshman-Sophomore
dormitories at 1 1 :00 p.m. each night. Signal will
be flashed at a quarter until the hour for lights
to be turned off and again at the hour for lights out.
Light cuts for study only may be in each room
twice per week. Special permission for necessary ad-
ditional light cuts may be obtained from the Floor
2. Lights in the junior-Senior dormitory may remain
on any night after 1 1 :00 p.m. for study purposes only.
The same regulations for quiet, each girl in her own
room, are in effect at 1 1 :00 o'clock.
3. Lights may remain on in all women's residence
halls until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday night with the rule
for quiet after 1 1 :00 still in effect. Permission must
be obtained for parties after 1 1 :30 p.m. in Freshman
and Sophomore dormitories.
1 . Dormitories are to be kept quiet for study and
rest, and in consideration of others, from 8:00 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m., and from 7:15 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
"Closed" study hours are maintained in the Freshman
and Sophomore dormitories from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30
2. You may study in the Library throughout the
day and each weekday evening, except Saturday, from
7:00 until 10:00 p.m. Women students after 7:15
p.m. must sign out and in on their individual sign-out
cards in the Residence Halls.
3. Week-day nights and Sunday, students are ex-
pected to be quiet and in their own rooms with the
lights out by 1 1 :00 p.m.
1 . Each student is required to serve as monitor as
arranged by WSCA. As monitor you must be present
on your floor, seeing that the halls are kept quiet
during study hours and that students are in their own
rooms. The monitor is also responsbile for checking the
use of lights and radios at night, answering the buz-
zer, and seeing that rules in general are obeyed. Vio-
lations are to be reported to the House Committee,
which will impose penalties.
2. Monitors will not need to be on duty on nights
of large all-campus activities, such as Artists Series or
Summons before House Committee
Students will be brought before the House Com-
mittee for violation of any dormitory regulations, un-
due disturbance, or consistent lack of cooperation. The
House Committee has the authority to give the pena'-
ties for any such violations. On any third violation the
student will be brought before the WSCA Coordinat-
ing Council rather than the House Committee or she
may be brought directly before the Coordinating Coun-
cil when the House Committee feels it necessary. Vio-
lations requiring such action would include offenses
such as smoking in the dormitory and the use of hot
plates, etc., in the rooms.
W.S.C.A. SICN-OUT PLAN
1. When to sign out
A. No woman student shall have to sign out when
she leaves the dormitory before dinner (6 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
1 . When she is going outside of the town night
2. When she is not expecting to return to the
dormitory before 7:15 p.m.
3. When she is attending Sunday School or
Church outside city limits of Maryville.
B. Every woman student shall sign out whenever
she leaves the dormitory after dinner (hours listed
II. How to sign out
A. For sign-out procedure for taking a town night,
see Town Night Operating Plan.
B. Each girl will have her own sign-out card which
she will use each time she leaves the dormitory after
dinner (or under conditions listed above).
C. These cards will be filed alphabetically in a
House File box, to be found on the sign-out table in
D. There will also be a file-box labeled "OUT"
which will be found in the same place.
E. When a girl plans to leave the dorm, she must
fill in properly the necessary information on her card,
and place the card in the "OUT" box.
F. Upon returning to the dormitory, the girl must
sign herself in on her card, and then leave the card
in the "OUT" box. The sign-out checkers will refiie
the cards in their original box.
C. When the card is filled the Housemother will
provide a new card for the girl.
H. Each girl is responsible for signing out each
time she leaves the Dorm: To town, to library, to stu-
dent center, etc. All absences will be recorded on the
III. Violation of signing out
A. Violation of town-night rules will be handled by
the Student Council.
B. Failure to sign out to off-campus events other
than town-night (such as church picnics, baby-sitting,
visits in private homes, community church activities,
etc.), and to any place on campus will result in a
W.S.C.A. violation and penalty.
1. failure to sign out 3 points 5 points
2. failure to sign in 2 points 3 points
3 *late — 1 to 5 minutes 3 points 5 points
Each additional minute 'ate will add one point to
the penalty. Over five points for one late penalty will
constitute a call before the Sign-Out Committee.
An accumulation of FIVE points will constitute a
W.S.C.A. penalty. This will be a "Campus" (you may
not leave the campus during the day and may not
leave your room after dinner). The duration of the
campus will depend on how the points are accumulat-
ed, etc. This will be decided by the W S.C.A. Coordi-
10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
(late after that time)
1 1 :00 p.m. Saturday
(late after that time)
1 0:30 p.m. Sunday
(Students returning from home
or other off-campus permis-
sions will be late after this
(Students returning from on-
campus activities, Vespers and
Vols, return immediately to the
dormitory. Usual 1 5 minutes
for dates in parlors remain the
(1) Evenings when activities on-campus run
past 10:00 p.m. and the Student Center is open until
10:45 or 11:00 p.m. the late hour will be 11:00
(2) Scheduled or individual activities that
necessitate later return than the closing hour must be
arranged by special permission with the Housemother
or Dean of Women.
(3) Failure to return on time arranged by
special permission will be subject to same penalties as
D. Each girl's violations will be recorded in a file
which will be kept by the W.S.C.A.
IV. Sign out checkers
A. The sign-out checkers will be the W.S.C.A. re-
presentatives in each of the women's dormitories, plus
an additional girl chosen in the freshman and sopho-
B. These checkers will be a part of the Town-
Night Committee, and along with the Student Counci 1
chairman of Town Night, and the president of the
W.S.G.A,, will meet once a week to discuss violations
and recommend penalties if necessary.
1 . Dormitories are expected to be quiet for study
after 7:30 each evening.
2. Campus activities are required to be terminated
and men are expected to be in their rooms with lights
out by 1 1 :00 p.m., except for occasional study in one's
Absence from the Dormitory
Overnight absence should be arranged with the Head
of the Men's Dormitory or the Housemother. It is im-
portant that the whereabouts of students be known at
all times, in case they should be needed for any reason.
Men living in the dormitory may entertain their
families in the lobby.
Disciplinary measures will be taken by the Exec-
utive Council of the Faculty or the Proctor of the dor-
mitory for infraction of these rules:
1. Abusing light privilege by habitually using lights
after 1 1 :00 p.m.
2. Creating a disturbance in dormitory.
3. Wilful destruction of property.
4. Violation of other dormitory regulations.
Meals are served in the Dining Hall on the first floor
of Pearsons Hall according to the following schedule:
Weekdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Your guests may eat in the dining room by arrang-
ing with the Dietitian. Meal prices are:
Breakfast, 40c; Lunch. 85c; Dinner, 85c
Breakfast, 40c; Lunch, 85c; Supper, 40c.
Breakfast, 40c; Dinner, $1.25; Supper, 40c.
All seven of your tablemates will appreciate your
appearing well-groomed at meals, especially dinner.
For Sunday dinner, both men and women are expected
to wear their "Sunday best."
Try to make conversation table-wide, but remember
there are tables all around you, and it is annoying to
them to have to listen to your conversation. After all.
loud and boisterous talking is bad manners anywhere.
And speaking of manners, be sure to take them along
when you go to the Dining Hall. A polite "please" or
"thank you" isn't too heavy a burden for anyone to
Your waitress will appreciate your thoughtfulness
in getting to and from meals on time, since she has
classes and obligations too.
It is customary that grace be said before every meal.
Again our advice is to be friendly and courteous!
CAMPUS SOCIAL LIFE
1 . Parlor dates may be had in the women's dormi-
tory parlor from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. any weekday
evening and until 1 1 :00 p.m. Saturday evening by ar-
ranging with the Head of the Dormitory. Freshman and
Sophomore women may have four each month and
Junior and Senior women may have an unlimited
2. Sunday dating for Freshmen and Sophomores is
for the services only, with the exception of Easter and
Baccalaureate Sundays, when afternoon dating is also
3. Calling hours for men in the women's dormitories
are as follows:
Weekdays 1 :00 to 1 :20 p.m.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Town Night 5:00 to 7:15 p.m.
9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon 1 :00 to 1 :30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon 1 :00 to 5:30 p.m.
(Men may stay in the dorms after Vespers on Sun-
day until 8:15 and after Student Vols until 9:15.)
4. Couples may be together within the Circle Drive
(the driveway circling the central campus) each
weekday evening until 7:15 (7:00 on Sunday) and
until 1 :20 on Sunday afternoons.
5. Couples who date at announced College activ-
ities will return to the women's dormitories within
fifteen minutes after the close of the activity; and men
do not stay after that time.
6. Dating in Knoxville for women other than Jun-
iors and Seniors may be arranged occasionally by per-
mission from the Dean of Women. Only bus transpor-
tation is approved.
7. Classrooms and classroom buildings are not to be
used for dating.
1. Social dancing each weekday (except Saturday'
evening following supper till 7:15 is informal, held in
the Intramural Gymnasium.
2. Two formal, all-college dances are held each
year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For girls
dress is formal; for fellows tuxedos are nice but not
necessary — business suits are just as acceptable. Ad-
mission tickets are regulated by the Social Committee.
Your request for a non-student guest must be handled
through the office of the Dean of Women.
3. Occasional informal all-college dances have rules
which say "No" to corsages, tuxes, and admission
charge. Music is recorded, and the informal note is ser.
4. Dancing is permitted for small groups scheduling
parties in the Y-rooms or other small social rooms, by
arrangement with the Dean of Women and those re-
sponsible for the premises involved.
Planning Ali-Campus Entertainment
1. Programs must be officially authorized and
scheduled through the Faculty Committee on Schedul-
ing of Activities (Office of Dean of Women).
2. Student programs are subject to preview by the
Student-Faculty Committee on Student Programs.
Planning Parties, Picnics, and Other Social Activities
1. You must secure approval from the Dean of Wo-
men's Office at least five days in advance.
2. If the function involves transportation, it must
be by conveyance on which personal insurance is
carried on the passengers — this means buses, trains, or
3. All social activities must be held on the campus
or at some other approved place and must be properly
4. The "Y" Rooms are available if arrangements
are made in advance through the "Y" Rooms Com-
mittee of the YWCA. There is a charge of 25c for use
of the kitchen. Each social activity there must also be
scheduled through the Dean of Women's Office.
Evening activities must be scheduled in advance
with the Faculty Committee on Scheduling of Activities
(Office of Dean of Women).
1. Initations are not to interfere with the general
program of the College; for example, they must not
be such as to create disturbance in Chapel, classes,
dining hall, or dormitory. They must not involve phys-
ical force or hazard.
2. Plans and procedures for initiations must be ap-
proved in advance by the Student Organizations Com-
mittee, in accordance with the principles stated above.
1 . No out-of-town student may have an automo-
bile or other motor vehicle while at Maryville College
except by special permission given only in unusual
cases. This permission is required whether or not park-
ing space on the campus is desired; request must be
made in writing through the Personnel Office before
the car is brought.
2. Students living in Maryville who regularly use
cars at the College must secure permit tags each year
from the Maintenance Office. Parking spaces will then
be assigned to those who park regularly on the campus.
(Faculty members also secure permits and parking as-
3. Women students are not permitted to ride in
automobiles with young men without permission from
the De3n of Women. Permission should also be secured
from the Housemother for other automobile riding
(townspeople, visitors, day students, etc.).
1 . Girls wear jeans, slacks, or Bermuda shorts for
active sports, hiking and the like; but never to dining
hall, classes, chapel, administrative offices, or
off campus to the Grill or town. The same applies to
the wearing of athletic or Bermuda shorts by men.
2. Men always wear shirts or jerseys, even when
3. Careless or sloppy dress is not acceptable in the
dining hall at any time. Students are expected to give
special attention to dress for Sunday dinner and other
dress-up occasions; that is, girls will wear "heels and
hose" and men "suits and ties" at such time.
1 . Ball throwing or snowballing is not permitted
2. Athletic facilities are not to be used on Sundays.
3. Visiting drug stores, restaurants, and the like
between Sunday School and Church and on Sunday
afternoon is not permissible.
4. Use of intoxicants by students is forbidden.
5. Pool-rooms and places selling beer or other al-
coholic beverages are off limits to students.
6. Each student organization must be approved by
the faculty. No secret organization is permitted.
These are given by the Executive Council of the
Faculty for violation of College regulations.
Dismissal from College
This decision is made by the Executive Council of
the Faculty when a student:
1 . Accumulates four semester hours of penalty for
excess absences within one semester.
2. Accumulates ten demerits.
3. Is guilty of a serious infraction or persistently
fails to cooperate with the general program of the Col-
ON COINC TO CLASS
Regular attendance at classes, chapel, Sunday school,
and church is an important part of a successful record
at Maryville College. You should not miss any sched-
uled class or other activity unless it is absolutely neces-
sary, and you should keep an accurate record with your
Housemother of any such absence.
Attendance requirements are based on the principle
that credit is earned by attendance at classes as well
as by performance on class work. If a student incurs
more than a minimum allowance of absences there is
placed on his permanent record a statement of ad-
ditional hours to be earned in order to meet graduation
In general, the procedure is this. To cover necessary
absence, the student is allowed as many absences per
semester from each class as the class meetings per
week. This allowance must be used only for unavoid-
able absence, such as for serious illness or other em-
ergency. The allowance for chapel is 5 absences per
semester and for Sunday school and church (or Ves-
pers) a total of 6 absences per semester (i.e., absences
from Sunday school and church added together must
not exceed 6). Absences for authorized college activi-
ties (athletic teams, debate teams, etc.) count half;
absences on the day before and the day after an an-
nounced holiday or recess count double. You are
urged to remember that there are no "free cuts."
For each absence over the allowance, additional
graduation requirement of 1 '5 semester hour is entered
on the student's record. Exception is made only in un-
usual cases, such as serious illness requiring hospitali-
zation, required service to the College, and the like,
upon appeal filed by the student within two days fol-
lowing the absence. The appeal is acted on by a fac-
ulty committee at the end of the semester, or earlier
if required in special cases.
If a student accumulates as much as 4 semester
hours of such additional requirement in a semester he
is suspended from College for the remainder of the
semester, unless re-instated by the Faculty. Students
on the Honor Roll (standing of 2.25) the previous
semester are not bound by the class allowances, but a
record of their absences is kept as for other students,
and they must take all announced tests as scheduled.
Such students have the same requirements as others
for chape', Sunday school, and church.
An announced test may be made up only by permis-
sion of the Personnel Office to the teacher concerned,
upon presentation of evidence by the student that the
absence was unavoidable. In case of doubt, the Per-
sonnel Office should be consulted before the absence.
It is the policy of the College that in view of the de-
lay and irregularity involved, a make-up test is to be
more difficult than the original.
Absences for any cause totaling one fourth of the
class meetings prevent a grade above "D" in the
course: if absences total one half of the class meet-
ings, "F" is given.
A hearty greeting to all returning students, and
a warm welcome to you Freshmen!
The role your student government plays in campus
affairs depends largely on your attitude toward it.
Effective student government is everyone's concern
and responsibility. With your interest and support your
Student Council will be able to adequately fill the role
it plays in our college life.
Only through responsible, capable, and willing partic-
ipation in the program of the entire college will the
true value of your college experience be realized.
This year more than ever we ask your active partic-
ipation in the work of Student Council. Council will
be able to assume a more effective role in our campus
life only if it has the cooperation and interest of the
entire student body.
May I express my hope that Maryville College meets
your expectations and that the experiences and re-
lationships made on the campus will be of lasting value
to you as you prepare to meet the challenges of life.
President of the
CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT BODY
OF MARYVILLE COLLEGE
We, the students of Maryville College, in order to
provide a responsible student government to represent,
lead, and unify the student body and in order to pro-
mote maximum cooperation among the students, fac-
ulty, and adminstration, do establish this constitution-
Article I — Name
The name of the organization shall be the Student
Body of Maryville College.
Article II — Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be to unify
the student body in the common motive of self-govern-
ment in order to assume responsibilities in the man-
agement of our affairs, strengthen the cooperation
among students, faculty, and adminstration, and in-
crease loyalty to the best interests of the College.
Article lh — Membership
All students of Maryville College shall be members
of the Student Body.
Article IV — Meetings
Meetings of the Student Body shall be held at the
call of the President of the Student Body.
Article V — General Organization
Sec. 1 . The general administrative and legislative
organ of the Student Body of Maryville College shall be
the Student Council, which shall share authority with
the Executive Council of the Faculty.
Sec. 2. The Student Council and the Executive
Council of the Faculty shall cooperate through a Stu-
dent-Faculty Senate, which shall consider and recom-
Sec. 3. The Women's Student Government Associa-
tion shall constitute an independent administrative de-
partment of the government and shall govern only on
matters pertaining to women's residence.
Article VI — Officers
Sec. 1. The officers of the Student Body shall be a
President and a Vice-President.
Sec. 2. The President shall be a member of the
senior class and the Vice-President shall be a member
of either the junior or the senior class.
Sec. 3. The President and the Vice-President shall
be elected for a term of one year by the Student Body
by a majority of the votes cast.
Sec. 4. The duties of the officers shall be as fol-
a. The President shall
( 1 ) Preside at meetings of the Student Body and
of the Student Council.
(2) Call special meetings of the Student Council
(3) Nominate the chairmen of the standing com-
mittees of the Student Council and submit
them for approval to the Student Council.
(4) Nominate the members of the standing com-
mittees of the Student Council, after consulta-
tion with the standing committee chairmen
concerned, and submit them for approval to
the Student Council.
(5) Set up such temporary special committees as
shall be necessary from time to time, subject
to the approval of the Student Council
(6) Serve as ex officio member of all standing and
(7) Serve as Vice-Chairman of the Student-Faculty
b. The Vice-President shall take over the duties of
the President in his absence.
Article VII — Student Council
Sec. 1. The objectives of the Student Council shall
a. Cooperate with faculty, administration, and stu-
dents in maintaining Maryville's distinctive major
polices, such as those of ( 1 ) high scholarship,
(2) low expense rates, (3) positive Christian
emphasis and program.
b. Represent accurately the points of view of the
Student Body with respect to the following three
phases of campus life: spiritual, academic, and
c. Consider, develop, and seek to promote matters
of student interest in cooperation with the fac-
ulty and administration.
d. Supervise and coordinate certain student activi-
ties as provided for in this Constitution and its
e. Promote a good relationship with other colleges.
Sec. 2. The Student Council shall be organized as
a. The membership shall consist of the following
( 1 ) The Student Body President and Vice-Presi-
(2) The Women's Student Government Association
President and the Men's Student Co-operative
(3) The four class presidents.
(4) The followng class representatives:
a. Four Freshmen.
b. Four Sophomores.
c. Five Juniors.
d. Five Seniors.
b. To become and remain eligible for membership
in the Student Council a class representative
shall meet the necessary academic requirements
for membership in the class which he represents.
c. Class representatives shall be elected for a term
of one year by a majority of votes cast by their
d. A member may be dropped from the Student
Council for the following reasons:
( 1 ) Four unexcused absences per semester.
(2) Inability to carry on Student Council duties
because of illness or other reasons.
(3) Conduct unbecoming to a Student Counci'
e. The class concerned shall have the power to fill
any vacancy arising between regular elections.
f. The officers of the Student Council shall be a
President, a Vice-President, and a Secretary-
( 1 ) The President and the Vice-President of the
Student Body shall be the President and
the Vice-President of the Student Council.
(2) The Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected by
the Student Council at the first meeting of
the year from its own membership, and shall
a. Keep minutes of all Student Council and
Student Body meetings.
b. Handle all correspondence for the Stu-
c. Keep a record of the collector) of alt
funds for Student Council purposes and
of all expenditures.
Sec. 3. The duties of the Student Council as a
whole shall include the following:
a. The Student Council shall meet at regular inter-
vals as it may decide, but at least twice a month
from September to May.
b. The Student Council shall conduct all campus-
c. The Student Council shall assume responsibility
for regulating and enforcing such agreements as
may be entered into with the Executive Councii
of the Faculty.
d. In carrying out its objectives the Student Coun-
cil shall refer questions to the Student- Faculty
Senate for consideration and recommendation,
and shall present to the Student-Faculty Senate
proposals for enactment of legislation which may
be considered desirable. The Student Council
shall also receive, consider, and pass upon recom-
mendations of the Student-Faculty Senate for
Article VIII — Student-Faculty Senate
Sec. 1. !t shall be the purpose of the Senate to:
a. Consider all questions and proposals referred to
it by the Student Council or the Executive Coun-
cil of the Faculty.
b. Recommend for consideration and ratification by
the Executive Council of the Faculty and the
Student Council such legislation as may be
deemed wise and necessary.
Sec. 2. The Student- Faculty Senate shall be com-
a. Eight students who shall include
( 1 ) The Student Body President.
(2) Seven members of the Student Council.
b. Eight faculty members.
c. The President of the College.
Sec. 3 The members of the Student- Faculty Senate
shall be selected as follows:
a. The Student Council members shall be elected
by the Student Council from its members at the
first regular meeting of the fall semester.
b. The faculty members shall be appointed from the
Executive Council of the Faculty by the Presi-
dent of the College at the opening of the fall
semester each year.
Sec. 4. The President of the College shall serve as
Chairman of the Senate and the Student Body Presi-
dent shall serve as Vice-Chairman of the Senate; the
Senate shall elect a Secretary. The Vice-Chairman shall
serve in the absence of the Chairman.
Sec. 5. The Senate shall meet at regular times as
it may decide, but at least twice a month from Sep-
tember to May.
Sec. 6. A quorum for the transaction of all busi-
ness shall consist of at least five students and five
Article IX — Legislation
Sec. 1. By-Laws shall be recommended by the Stu-
dent-Faculty Senate and shall become effective after
approval by the Student Council and the Executive
Council of the Faculty. All By-Laws shall conform with
Sec. 2. Rules of Procedure for the various com-
mittees set up by the By-Laws shall be formulated
by the committees concerned and shail be filed for
record with the Student Council and the Student
Faculty Senate. The Rules of Procedure for a particular
committee shall conform with the By-Law establishing
Article X — Amendment and Revision
Sec. 1. Each amendment or revision shall be ap-
proved by a two-thirds vote of the membership of the
Sec. 2. The amendment or revision shall be pre-
sented to the Executive Council of the Faculty for ap-
Sec. 3. If approved by the Executive Council of the
Faculty, the amendment or revision shall be published
in the issue of the Highland Echo immediately preced-
ing the date set for presenting it to the Student Bock',
together with a notice of the time and place of meet-
Sec. 4. The amendment or revision shall become
effective when ratified by the Student Body by two-
thirds of the votes cast.
Article XI — Ratification
This Constitution shall become effective upon com-
pletion of the procedure laid down in Article X.
(The Constitution was approved by the Faculty and
the Student Council, was ratified by the Student Body,
and became effective March 3, 1955.)
By-Law 1 — Elections Committee
Sec. 1. The Elections Committee shall be a stand-
ing committee composed of the Vice-President of the
Student Body as chairman, the four class presidents,
and such other members as may be designated.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com-
mittee to supervise and enforce the nomination pro-
cedure for the President and Vice-President of the
Student Body. It shall
a. Furnish petition blanks for candidates and act as
custodian of the completed blanks.
b. Ascertain that the signatures of seventy-five stu-
dents and the signature of the candidate are on
the petition before the candidate is declared a
nominee, insuring that there is no duplication of
signatures on petitions of candidate for the same
office and that no candidate is running for both
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com-
mittee to enforce all campaign rules of procedure.
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com-
mittee to conduct the annual election of the President
and the Vice-President of the Student Body, the class
officers, and the Student Council representatives in
April, with the exception of the freshman class offi-
cers and Student Council representatives, who will be
elected in October. It shall
a. Have a list of all nominees posted on the Student
Council bulletin board before the election.
b. Have announced in chapel before the election
the date, hours, and places of the election.
c. Make provision for absentee balloting for those
students absent from the College participating in
d. Have authorized lists of all members of the vot-
e. Insure that no votes are cast other than by reg-
istered students upon the proper ballots.
f. Keep an accurate record of those voting.
g. Insure that at all times during the voting hours
there is at least one member of the Student
Council on duty at the voting place.
h. Maintain proper conditions for secret balloting.
i. Count all votes and certify the results to the Stu-
dent Council and the Student Body.
Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com-
mittee to conduct other campus-wide elections when
directed by the Student Council and such run-off
elections as shall be necessary.
By-Law 2 — Athletics Committee
Sec. 1. The Athletics Committee shall be a student-
faculty committee composed of the Chairman and equal
numbers of faculty and students. It shall include the
Director of Athletics and such members of the Fac-
ulty Committee on Athletics as the President of the
College shall designate.
Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Athletics
Committee to represent student and faculty points-of-
view in athletic matters, to cooperate with the Di-
rector of Athletics and his staff in promoting intra-
mural and intercollegiate athletics, and to carry out
the other duties specified in this By-Law.
Sec. 3. The Athletics Committee shall elect athletic
team managers from the student body to fill such
places as the Director of Athletics shall designate.
a. The Director of Athletics shall make to the Com-
mittee such nominations for managerships as he
may desire, and oher nominations may be made
by members of the Committee.
b. The Committee shall elect such persons for man-
agers as shall be acceptable to the Director ©f
c. Managers for the various teams shall be elected
not later than the following dates preceding the
playing season: Football, by June 1 ; Basketball,
by December 1 ; Baseball, by March 1 ; Track.
by March 1 ; other teams by the dates designated
by the Director of Athletics.
Sec. 4. Letters and monograms shall be awarded by
the Committee upon the recommendation of the Di-
rector of Athletics.
a. A student shall be eligible to receive the Mary-
ville College Varsity "M" when he has completed
the semester in which the season ends, is in
good standing in the College, and in a given sea-
son meets one of the following requirements.
(1) Has played in fifteen quarters of regularly
scheduled intercollegiate football games.
(2) Has played in at least one-half of Ihe reg-
ularly scheduled intercollegiate basketball
(3) Has played at least five innings a game in
each of one-half of the regularly scheduled
intercollegiate baseball games, or pitched at
least thirty-six innings.
(4) Has scored at least a total of ten points in
all track meets, or has placed first in the
(5) Has scored at least ten points in varsity
wrestling competition on the following
basis: five points for a fall, three points for
a decision, and two points for a draw.
(6) 'Has played in at least one-half of the inter-
collegiate tennis matches and has won at
least four singles and|or doubles matches.
(7) Has won at least one first or second place
in an intercollegiate swimming meet and
has won at least ten points in intercollegiate
(8) Has scored at least ten points in an inter-
collegiate cross-country meet on the follow-
ing basis: 1st place, ten points; 2nd place,
nine points; etc. — 10th place, one point.
(9) Has met the women's athletic point system
requirements as specified in Section 5.
(10) Has been an active cheerleader for two
years and has been recommended by the
(11) Has served one year as apprentice manager
and one year as regular manager in the
The Director of Athletics shall have the right to
recommend for athletic letters players who for
justifiable reasons have not met all of the min-
imum requirements; and he may, upon state-
ment of his reasons, decline to recommend play-
ers who have met the minimum requirement
The types and sizes of the Maryville College
"M" awarded for athletics shall be as follows:
(1) Football, a seven and one-half inch block
(2) Basketball, Baseball, and Track, a six-inch
(3) Wrestling, Tennis, Cross-Country, and
Swimming, a five-inch block "M."
(4) Cheerleader, a five-inch "M" with a meg-
aphone design approved by the Committee.
(5) Women's point system, as specified in Sec-
Sec. 5. Women students may be awarded letters
and monograms for achievement in the women's ath-
letic point system by the Committee upon the recom-
mendation of those in charge of physical training for
women and the Director of Athletics.
a. The content of the point system and the require-
ments for awards shall be determined by the
College Division of Health and Physical Education
b. The required number of points and the awards
shall be as follows:
i 1 ) For earning 400 points, a six-and-one-half
by six-and-one-half inch "MC" monogram.
(2) For earning 500 points, a six-and-one-half
by five-and-one-half inch "M."
(3) For the three women earning the highest
number of points over 600, a special award
for superior achievement.
(4) For earning over 600 points the second and
each succeeding time, a chevron.
c. The design of the above letters and monograms
shall be determined from time to time by the
Committee upon recommendation of the Director
By-Law 3 — Social Committee
Sec. 1. The Social Committee shall be a student-
faculty committee composed of the Chairman and equal
numbers of faculty and students. It shall include the
Dean of Women, the Dean of Men, the Director of
the Student Center, the Chairman of the Faculty
Committee on Scheduling Activities, and the Chairman
of the Organizations Committee.
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Social Committee shall
be to provide an adequate and varied social program
for the student body of Maryville College.
Sec. 3. The Social Committee shall
a. Establish and mainain general policies govern-
ing the Student Center.
b. Select the Director and such students as may
be employed in the Student Center.
c. Establish and maintain general policies govern-
ing the total student social program.
d. Plan a program which will give balance to the
yearly social activities.
e. Supervise the expenditure of such funds as may
be available for the operation of the Student
Center and for the support of the social program.
f. Maintain a social activities calendar on which all
student activities must be recorded.
g. Clear dates for all student activities through the
Faculty Committee on Scheduling Activities.
h. Regulate the general social program between
6:30 and 7:15 each evening except Saturday and
i. Establish and maintain rules and regulations for
Sec. 4. All action of the Social Committee shall be
subject to the approval of the Executive Council of the
Faculty as well as the Student Council.
By-Law 4 — Class Organization
Sec. 1. The officers of each class shall be a Presi-
dent, a Vice-President, and a Secretary -Treasurer,
a. The President shall
( 1 ) Serve as ex-officio member of the Student
Council and the Elections Committee.
(2) Appoint class committees.
(3) Serve as ex-officio member of all class
(4) Call and preside at class meetings.
b. The Vice-President shall perform all the duties
of the President in the case of his absence or in-
ability to serve.
c. The Secretary-Treasurer shall
(1) Keep all minutes of class meetings.
(2) Conduct class correspondence.
(3) Collect class dues.
(4) Deposit all money received on behalf of the
class in a bank account which shall be
maintained in the name of the class.
(5) Expend class funds only upon authorization
of the President.
(6) Keep a careful record of all the receipts and
expenditures in a book provided for that
purpose at the expense of the class.
(7) Make a report of all money collected and
disbursed, whenever called upon for such a
report by the class President or by the Fac-
ulty Committee on Student Business Man-
(8) Present all records as a final report to the
Faculty Committee on Student Business
Managerment at the close of the academic
year in the spring and to transfer the Secre-
tary's minutes, the account and records
when audited, to his elected successor, ex-
cept that in the Senior Class the records shall
be turned over to the Committee on Stu-
dent Business Managerment.
Sec. 2. Nominations for all positions shall be in
class meetings called for the purpose of selecting can-
didates. A motion to close nominations may be passed
by a simple majority vote. The number of nominees
shall by reduced to the required number of candidates
by show of hands.
Sec. 3. Class officers, Student Council representa-
tives, sponsors for Barnwarming, and May Day Court
members shall be elected annually by a majority of the
votes cast by their respective class members. The num-
ber of candidates shall not exceed two for each posi-
tion, except that in the case of Student Council re-
presentaives the number of candidates shall not ex-
ceed twice the number of positions to be filled.
Sec. 4. Class dues shall be due and payable at the
opening of the fall and spring semesters, the amount
to be determined by the vote of each class, but shall
not exceed one dollar per semester.
By-Law 5 — Student Organizations Committee
Sec. 1. The Student Organizations Committee shall
be a standing committee, including a Chairman and a
representative from each type of student organization
on the Maryville College campus. For the purpose of
this By-Law these types shall be (1) religious, (2)
social, (3) special interest, and (4) honorary. The
presidents of the organizations embraced by each type
will jointly select the representative for that type of
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Student Organizations
Committee shall be to provide an organizational struc-
ture through which the activities of all organizations
of Maryville College may be coordinated by the Stu-
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Student Organ-
izations Committee to
a. Consider all recommendations of the various
organizations on the campus for improving and
unifying the many social activities.
b. Give these organizations proper coordination
with the Student Council.
c. Act as the agent through which all applications
from groups for the formation of new organiza-
tions shall be channeled.
d. Examine and keep a file of the financial reports
of all organizations.
By-Law 6 — Pep Committee
Sec. 1 . The Pep Committee shall be a student-
faculty committee, including the Director of Athletics,
Captain of the Cheerleaders, Director of the Band, and
the Director of Public Relations.
Sec. 2. It shall be the purpose of the Pep Commit-
tee to stimulate enthusiasm and support for all ath-
Sec. 3. The duties of the Pep Committee shall in-
a. Decorating the athletic fields.
b. Conducting the election of the cheerleaders.
c. Conducting pep rallies.
d. Managing the Homecoming Parade.
Sec. 4. All cheerleaders shall be elected by the Stu-
dent Body at the beginning of each fall semester after
try-outs before the Student Body.
By-Law 7 — Publicity Committee
Sec. 1 . The Publicity Committee shall be a standing
committee, including the Editor of the Highland Echo.
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Publicity Committee
shall be to publicize the activities of the Student
a. Time and place of Student Body and Student
b. Newly adopted By-Laws.
c. Business transacted at Student Council meetings.
Sec. 3. The Publicity Committee members shall act
as the representatives of Student Council on the High-
land Echo Committee.
By-Law 8 — Town Night
Sec. 1. The Student Council shall be responsible for
the satisfactory working of town night and shall carry
out the Operating Plan.
Sec. 2. The Town Night Committee shall be a
standing committee composed of a chairman from Stu-
dent Council and two representatives from each wo-
men's dormitory to be elected by WSCA each semester.
Sec. 3. The Town Night Operating Plan shall be
for the college year specified and shall be subject to
question andjor revision in May or whenever necessary.
a. Any such revisions in the plan shall be reported
promptly to the Student-Faculty Senate and the
Executive Council of the Faculty and thereafter
submitted to the Student Body for ratification.
b. Regardless of revisions this plan must be ratified
by the Student Body not later than the second
week of the fall semester of each college year.
Sec. 4. The Student Council shall be responsible for
the enforcement of the Town Night Operating Plan.
It shall be responsible for
a. The number of times town night may be taken.
( 1 ) Freshman women may have one town night
each week, Monday through Saturday; Soph-
omore women may have two; junior women
may have three; Senior women may have
Town Night any week night.
(2) Junior and Senior women may take one
night in Knoxville, in accordance with
b. The time regulations of 5:00 to 10:30 p.m.,
1 1 :00 p.m. on Saturday.
c. Maintaining area limits, which include the sec-
tion of Maryville bounded by the College Cam-
pus, Cates Street, Washington Street and Har-
per Street, and including Noah's Ark.
d. The provision that girls must be with a date or
in groups of two or more girls at all times; ano
for making provisions for housemothers to know
the whereabouts of each girl.
e. Maintaining proper conduct and dealing with in-
stances of behavior that bring adverse criticism
from students, faculty, or townspeople.
Sec. 5. This By-Law shall be for the college year
specified, but shall be subject to question or recall by
the Student Council or Executive Council of the Fac-
ulty at any time and must be reviewed and approved
each May before it is effective for the coming year.
By-Law 9 — Curriculum Committee
Sec. 1. The Curriculum Committee shall be a stu-
dent-faculty committee, composed of the Dean of the
College as chairman, and a student and a teaching
faculty member from each of the six curricular divi-
sions of the College.
a. Faculty members shall be appointed by the Presi-
dent of the College.
b. The student member from each curricular div-
ision shall be chosen by the major students in
c. The Committee shall elect one of the student
members as Vice-Chairman.
Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Curriculum
Committee to study matters of curriculum and in-
struction and report the results of such study to the
By-Law 10 — Student Programs Committee
Sec. 1. The Student Programs Committee shall be
a student-faculty committee, composed of the Chair-
man of the Faculty Committee on Student Programs,
who shall serve as chairman; a Vice-Chairman from
Student Council; and two additional faculty members,
appointed by the President of the College, and two
additional students, appointed by the President of the
Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Student Pro-
grams Committee to approve plans and scripts for all-
campus student programs, such as Rush Week, Barn-
warming, Skit Night, Freshman Talent Show, Senior
Send-off, and Senior Day.
By-Law 1 1 — Highland Echo Committee
Sec. 1. The Highland Echo Committee shall be a
student-faculty committee composed of the Faculty
Committee on Student Publications; and the Editor-in-
Chief, the Managing Editor, and the Business Manager
of the Highland Echo. The Committee shall elect its
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Highland Echo Commit-
tee shall be to exercise supervision over the Highland
Sec. 3. The duties of the Highland Echo Committee
a. Choosing the editorial staff and reporters upon
recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief.
b. Choosing the Business Manager and the business
c. Supervising the election of the Editor-in-Chief.
d. Accepting responsibility for the policies, content,
and financial management of the Highland Echo.
By-Law 12 — Projects Committee
Sec. 1. The Projects Committee shall be composed
of a chairman and such members as the President of
the Student Council shall designate.
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Projects Committee shall
be to initiate and carry out projects duly approved by
the Student Council, such as Campus Beautiful Week.
By-Law 13 — United States National Student
Association Co-ordinating Committee
Sec. 1. The USNSA Co-ordinating Committee shall
be composed of the USNSA Coordinator and other
members designated by the President of the Student
Sec. 2. The purpose of the USNSA Coordinating
Committee shall be to stimulate the interchange of
material and ideas between the student body of Mary-
ville College and the national and international organi-
By-Law 14 — Rules of Order
All procedures not specified in this constitution
shall be in accord with Robert's Rules of Order.
TOWN NIGHT OPERATING PLAN
I. The Town Night Operating Plan shall be in ac-
cordance with the Town Night Agreement between
the Executive Council of the Faculty and the Student
Council. The plan shall be for the college year speci-
fied and shall be subject to question and|or revision
in May or whenever necessary. Any such revisions in
the plan shall be reported promptly to the Student-
Faculty Senate and the Executive Council of the Facul-
ty, thereafter to be submitted to the Student Body for
ratification. Regardless of revisions this plan must be
ratified by the Student Body not later than the second
week of the fall semester of each college year.
Couples and groups of two or more girls are eligible
for town night.
Frequency and time of town nights:
1. Town night shall last from 5:00 p.m. till 10:15
p.m. (late after 10:30), Monday through Friday;
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.
2. Town night couples shall be allowed in the par-
lors of the women's residence halls from 9:30 to
10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday
till 1 1 :00 p.m.
3. Freshmen girls shall be allowed one town night
per week, Monday through Saturday; Sophomore
girls shall be allowed two town nights per week,
Monday through Saturday; Junior girls shall be
allowed three town nights per week, Monday
through Saturday; Senior girls may take town
nights as desired, Monday through Saturday.
4. Junior and Senior girls may take one town night
each week in Knoxville, in accordance with rules
of the Women's Student Government Association.
1. Each girl shall personally sign out in the dormitory
on her sign-out card found in the House File box
and place it in the OUT box.
2. In the space labeled Destination each girl shall
write Town Night and the name of the person
3. Each girl must sign in by 10:30, or 11:00 on
Saturday, and leave her card in the OUT box.
4. Names of the girls who have not signed in by
10:30, or 11:00 on Saturday, shall be given to
the Housemother. The WSCA representative in
charge of the box will also keep the late names,
note the time of return, and turn these in to the
Town Night Chairman from Student Council.
5. Late girls must report immediately to the House-
mother and the WSCA representative in charge.
Care of File and Out-Box
1 . There shall be two girls elected from each
women's dormitory to be in charge of the file
and out-box. These elections shall be held in
accordance with semester WSCA elections.
2. These six girls shall work under the direction
of the Student Council Town Night Committee.
3. These qirls shall attend to the box on alternate
weeks. Their duties shall include:
a. Checking the cards at 10:30, or 11:00 on
b. Reporting all late names to the Housemother.
c. Keeping a list of the late names, noting the
time each girl reports to them personally,
turning late names and amount of tardiness
in to the Student Council Town Night Chair-
The area visited shall include only the business
section of Maryville bounded by the College Campus,
Washington Street, Harper Street, and Cates Street,
but extending to include Noah's Ark. Students shall
go directly to and from the campus and shall see to
it that their behavior at all times is such as to reflect
the good taste and high standards of the College and
its student body.
Note: Stanley and Miller Avenues are direct routes
to College Hill Grill and Jones Avenue to Washing-
The Student Council is responsible for carrying out
the agreement. The plan will be effective only as long
as the Student Body is willing to cooperate. The Stu-
dent Body is to signify its willingness to recognize the
authority of the Student Council by a vote of approva)
of the plan. The Student Council will recognize and
be prepared to deal with instances of behavior which
may bring adverse criticism from students, faculty, or
townspeople, and with other infractions as to area and
number of times allowed.
The Student Council is responsible for the enforce-
ment of all college rules and regulations for persons
taking a town night, and for administering this re-
sponsibility. It is empowered to impose penalties as
stated below, or to recommend other penalties. In
general, maximum penalties imposed shall be as fol-
1 . Suspension of town night for eight weeks for
a. Failure to sign out on the town night slips.
b. Overstaying the hour by more than five min-
c. Taking more town nights than the stated
2. Suspension of town night for six weeks for
a. Failure to be in groups of two or with a date
at all times.
b. Conduct that occasions unfavorable criticism.
3. Suspension of town night for four weeks for
a. Being late up to and including five minuter.
b. Being out of bounds.
4. Suspension of town night for two weeks for
a. Failure to sign in and return sign-out card
to the out-box.
b. Signing in or out for another person.
5. Three demerits for going to town during time in
which town night has been suspended.
1 . Girls are to remain at all times in groups of two
2. Penalty for overstaying the time will be imposed
after 10:30 p.m.
3. Students shall go directly to and from the dormi-
4. In connection with note 3, the lobby at Pearsons
is on the second floor, not in the dining hall
5. Town Night rules concerning conduct apply to
all students regardless of whether they have been
to town or not.
6. Penalties are carried over the Christmas holidays
and are not included in that period of time.
7. In the event that more than one penalty is in-
flicted, the Student Council may stipulate that
the penalties run concurrently.
The M.C. "Welcome" mat is swept off for "y'all"
— the class of 1963. Hi!
We of the YWCA and YMCA want to do all we
can to help your years at Mary vi lie be a worthwhile
"Y" has an "M" and "W" for men and women . . .
and a "C" for Christian. Men and women mean the
way we accept responsibility as maturing college stu-
dents . . . Christian, in the truest sense of the word,
means for us — not the sitting-back and hymn-
singing kind — but the kind that lives in all we do.
In study, worship, sports, and social life, we seek to
deepen our education around a growing life purpose.
Won't you share actively with us in seeking and
realizing this purpose, as individuals and as a campus.
In your interest,
Elaine Louise Brininger
President of YWCA
President of YMCA
Nu Camma Chairman
Mary Cray Goodwin
Y Rooms _
Lessie Anne Rhodes
. Charlotte Cathey
. Joyce Trautwein
_1_ Mary Darling
Director of Services
Coordinator of Productions & Publications-Ralph Ayers
Barnwarming Ron Randon
Y Radio and Artists Series Bob Kallstrom
M Book and Y Booklet Paul Burger
Director of Community Activities Ed Smith
Interracial jim Culbertson
Home Avenue _
_ Harry Paige
WSGA of Maryville College
With the approval of the Executive Council of the
Faculty and the President of the College and upon the
vote of the women students residing in the dorm-
itories of the College, WSGA has been formed and the
following Constitution has been adopted for its guid-
ance. This grant of authority by the Executive Council
is conditional to its acceptance and enforcement by
The purpose of the organization shall be to provide
a medium for self-government for the women of the
College in the various dormitories, within the limits of
this constitution and the regulations of this College,
with a view to stimulating and maintaining standards
of Christian living at the College, and by encouraging
student participation in the administration of dormitorv
Article I — Name
Section I. General: The name of this organization
shall be the Women's Student Government Association
of MaryVille College.
Section II. In the individual dormitories: The
Branches of the organization in the dormitories shall
be known by the name of the dormitory.
Article II — Membership
All women students of Maryville College living in
the dormitories shall be members of the Women's
Student Government Association of Maryviile College
and are eligible to vote.
Article III — Organization
Section I — President:
a. A President of WSCA shall be elected near the
close of the spring semester to serve the following
year. She shall be a member of the incoming Senior
class. If a vacancy occurs in the office it shall be
filled by a special election conducted as specified m
paragraph "b." In the meantime the office shall be
filled by the Senior dormitory Chairman.
b. Two nominations for President shall be sub-
mitted by a nominating committee composed of one
resident of each underclass dormitory and two re-
sidents of the upperclass dormitory appointed by their
respective 'House Chairmen. These nominations shall
be presented at a general meeting of the WSGA at
least one week before the date of the WSGA election.
Additional nominations may be made from the floor
and the nominations shall then be reduced to two by
vote. The President of the WSGA shall request that
the Elections Committee of Student Council conduct
Section II. House Committee:
a. In each dormitory there shall be a House
Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer (or
if necessary, a Secretary and a Treasurer) , a Fire-
Captain, an Assistant Fire Captain, a Floor Chairman
from each floor, and any other members that the
House Chairman deems necessary.
b. The House Chairman shall be elected at the
same time as the WSGA President to serve during the
following college year. She shall be a member of the
incoming or continuing class of highest classification
regularly residing in the dormitory. All residents of
that building, and of other buildings, who are of such
classification that they normally will reside the fol-
lowing year in the building electing the officers shall
be eligible to vote. In each dormitory any vacancy in
the Chairmanship shall be filled by special election.
c. The Vice-Chairman and the Secretary-Treasur-
er (or Secretary and Treasurer) shall serve one semes-
ter. Those to serve during the fall semester shall be
elected by each dormitory after the opening of college
in the fall. Those to serve during the spring semester
shall be elected near the close of the fall semester.
d. The Floor Chairman shall serve one semester.
Those to serve during the fall semester shall be elect-
ed at the end of the spring semester by those planning
to room on a floor in the Freshman and Sophomore
dormitories. If there are no Sophomores planning to
room on a given floor, the election shall be held at the
opening of the fall semester. The elections in the Jun-
ior and Senior dormitories shall be held after the open-
ing of college in the fall. Those to serve during the
spring semester shall be elected near the end of the
e. The Fire Captain each semester shall be the
person who was Assistant Fire Captain the previous
semester. The Assistant Fire Captain shall be elected
at the beginning of each semester. The House Chair-
man shall designate a person to fill a vacancy.
f. In each dormitory, two nominations for each
office shall be posted at least one week before the
date of elections by a nominating committee appointed
by the House Chairman The election of all general
House Officers except the House Chairman shall take
place in a general meeting of the dormitory. In that
meeting additional nominations may be made from the
floor for all offices. The nominations for House Chair-
man shall be reduced to two names in the meeting.
The President of WSCA shall request that the Elections
Committee of the Student Council conduct the election
of House Chairman simultaneously with the electipn of
Section III. Coordinating Council:
a. There shall be a Coordinating Council composed
of the President of WSCA, the chairman of each
women's residence hall, two Freshmen women, one
Junior from the new dormitory and one Sophomore
from Pearsons. The Freshman, Sophomore, and junior
representatives shall be elected at the beginning of
the fall semester by their respective classes in their
respective residence halls at a meeting presided over
by the President of WSCA.
b. Membership on the Coordinating Council shall
be for the current college year.
c. The President of WSCA shall be chairman of the
Coordinating Council and shall preside at al! meetings.
d. The Coordinating Council shall elect its own
Article IV — House Dues
Section 1 . House dues in the amounts to be agreed
upon by residents of the house at the beginning of
each semester shall be collected by the House Com-
mittee for operating expenses.
Section II. Ten cents per woman resident shall be
paid from the house dues of each dormitory to the Co-
ordinating Council for operating expenses.
Section III. No women residents will receive their
check-out slips at the end of the semester until their
house dues are paid.
Article V — Coordinating Council
Section 1. Duties of President and Coordinating
a. The duties of the President of WSCA shall be:
1. To preside over all meetings of WSGA;
2. To coordinate the policies of WSCA with the
3. To serve ex-officio as a member of Student
4. To meet the Dean of Women for cooperative
planning under such arrangements as seem feasible
b. The duties of the Coordinating Council shall be:
1. To advise the House Chairmen and house
committees in any dormitory problems;
2. To exercise general jurisdiction over matters
3. To coordinate the activities in the women's
4. To review dormitory rules and the WSCA
Constitution and recommend any necessary changes:
5. To withdraw any or all privileges of a stu-
dent who does not live up to general standards or
principles or whose conduct is unseemly.
Section II. Duties of the House Officers and House
a. There shall be a regular 'House Meeting for co-
operative planning one designated night the first week
after the opening of the semester and at least once
each month thereafter. There shall be meetings of the
House Committee at the discretion of the House Chair-
b. The duties of the House Committee shall be:
1. To assume general responsibility for the pro-
per management of the dormitory at all times;
2. To enforce dormitory regulations as to studv
hours, light cuts, and other matters;
3. To recommend or decide penalties for the in-
fraction of dormitory rules;
4. To arrange the schedule of monitors and other
5. To cooperate with the Head of the Dormitory
and other faculty representatives;
6. To participate in establishing rules as herein-
after provided; and
7. To perform such other duties as may appear
to be its responsibility.
c. The House Chairman shall make it her special re-
1 . Discuss with the Head of the Dormitory mat-
ters under consideration at the House Committee
2. Preside at House Meetings and House Com-
mittee meetings; and
3. Appoint such committees as she may deem
necessary for the organization of the dormitory.
d. The duties of Secretary-Treasurer shall be:
1. To take the minutes of each general house
meeting and each house committee meeting;
2. To take care of all financial matters of the
3. To report the minutes and financial state-
ments when requested to do so by the House Chair-
e. The duties of the Fire Captain shall be:
1. To organize her dormitory for fire drill;
2. To conduct a fire drill once each month in
which members of the dormitory shall participate; and
3. To train the Assistant Fire Captain.
Article VI — Establishing Rules
Section 1 . The making of the rules of the College
and of the dormitories is delegated by the Directors
of the College to the Executive Council of the Faculty.
However, through approval of the Constitution and
other action the Executive Council at present grants to
student organizations certain participation in deter-
mining what rules shall be.
Section II. The rules governing women's dormitory
life shall be reviewed at least once a year, preferably
near the close of the fall semester, by the House Com-
mittee in each women's dormitory and by the Coordi-
nating Committee, and the recommendations submitted
to the Executive Council through the Dean of Women.
One or more of the House Committee Chairmen may
go to the Executive Council meeting with the Dean of
Women to assist in the presentation. Other House rules
not in conflict with the rules established by the fac-
ulty may be made from time to time by each House
Section III. Special privileges granted by Dean of
Women. Arrangements for permissions not covered by
these regulations may be requested of the Dean of
Women and granted in special instances at her dis-
Article VII — Junior and Senior Privileges
Section 1. The plan is that junior and Senior women
shall have several privileges not possessed by under-
classwomen. The purpose is to give students, upon at-
taining the classification of Junior or Senior, open re-
cognition of rank.
Section II. The provisions are as follows:
a. Each Senior woman may have town nights on
any week night, Monday through Saturday, with the
same rules in effect as stated in the Student Council
Town Night Agreement.
b. Each junior woman may have two town nights
on any week night, Monday through Saturday, with the
same rules in effect as stated in the Student Council
Town Night Agreement.
c. Junior and Senior women may date in Knoxville
on one town night each week and return to the dor-
mitory not later than 1 1 :00 p.m. Croups of two or
more women may have the same privilege. Only bus
transportation is approved.
d. Junior and Senior women shall have the privilege
of dating on Sunday afternoon from 2:30 until the
supper hour. They shall be allowed to date on campus,
walk in residential sections of the city, and sign up
for parlor dates! Croups of couples may walk in the
College Woods or around the seven-mile loop.
Section III. It shall be the duty of the Coordinating
Council of WSCA to impose penalties for infraction
of the Sunday afternoon dating privileges.
Section IV. It shall be the duty of Town Night
Committee of Student Council to impose penalties for
infraction of Junior-Senior Town Night privileges.
Section V. The Dean of Women will take respon-
sibility for violations of special permission which she
Section VI. Responsibilities
It shall be the duty of:
a. Junior and Senior women to report to the Co-
ordinating Council of WSCA all Freshman and Sopho-
more women taking Junior and Senior Sunday afternoon
b. Junior and Senior women to report to the Town
Night Committee of Student Council all Freshman
women taking more than one town night a week and
all Sophomore women taking more than two town
nights a week.
c. Senior and Junior women to report to the Town
Night Committee of Student Council any Freshman or
Sophomore women who date in Knoxville.
Article VIII — Penalties
Section 1 . In ordinary cases penalties for infraction
of dormitory regulations shall be decided and admin-
istered by the House Committee; but the Committee
may at its discretion refer cases to the Coordinating
Council for advice or recommendation; the Coordinat-
ing Council may refer the case back to the House
Committee or to the Dean of Women for faculty con-
Section II. Penalties imposed by the House Com-
mittee shall be in the form of withdrawal of privi-
leges, but other penalties may be recommended by the
House Committee to the Dean of Women for faculty
Article IX — Amendments
Amendments to this Constitution may be made
when approved by two- thirds vote of the women in
each dormitory and by the Executive Council of the
Faculty and President of the College. Proposed amend-
ments shall be posted in each women's dormitory at
least one week before a vote is taken.
Approved by the Executive Council of Faculty, Octo-
ber 18, 1956. Adopted by dormitory women, March
MEN'S COOPERATIVE CONSTITUTION
We, the resident men of Maryville College, aware
of the need for a form of organization to unify, to reg-
ulate, and to improve the situation in the men's dor-
mitories, do hereby establish this Constitution.
Article I 1 — Name
The name of the organization shall be Men's Stu-
Article II — Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be to unify
the men living in the dormitories and to promote good-
will and responsibility within the group. The organ-
ization shall align itself with the general policies of
the College, and shall attempt to make dormitory life
more conducive to the welfare of each of its members.
This organization shall seek to cooperate with the
Proctor and Housemother and shall endeavor to keep
both well-informed of its activities.
Article III — Membership
All men students living on the campus of Maryville
College shall be members of the Men's Student Co-
Article IV — General Organization
Section 1. Administrative and legislative authority
shall be vested in a Cooperative Council which shall
consist of fourteen (14) representatives. This repre-
sentative Council shall assume authority to govern in
matters concerning the interests of men dormitory
students within the limits established by this Con-
stitution, the laws and regulations of the College, and
the Executive Council of the Faculty.
Section 2. Object
a. To furnish a responsible group which shall re-
present accurately the best interests of all men living
b. To serve as a body by which proposals arising
from the men shall be considered, developed, and, if
deemed necessary, presented to the Student Council
or to the proper authorities of the College.
c. To cooperate with the College in the general
oversight of dormitory life and to encourage the type
of dormitory life desired by a large majority of the
Section 3. Membership and Organization:
a. The Cooperative Council shall consist of four-
teen (14) members who shall be elected as follows:
1 . Election of men to serve on the Cooperative
Council shall be conducted during the second week of
the Fall Semester.
2. Representatives shall be chosen in this
manner: one (1) man shall represent Bartlett Hall on
the Cooperative Council; thirteen (13) men shall re-
present Carnegie Hall on the Cooperative Counci'.
There shall be two (2) representatives from the
ground floor of Carnegie Hall; two (2) representa-
tives from the first floor; the second, third, and fourth
floors shall each elect three (3) representatives. Each
floor representative shall be chosen by the residents
of that floor of which he is a permanent member.
3. The fourteen (14) representatives shall
choose, not later than the third week of the Fall Sem-
ester, a Chairman and a Secretary-Treasurer from
their own membership.
4. The Chairman shall convene the Coopera-
tive Council when necessary, but at least once a month.
a. Committees shall be appointed by the
Chairman, subject however to the approval of the Co-
b. The Chairman shall be responsible, as
shall be the Cooperative Council, for coordinating the
activities and programs of the Men's Student Coopera-
tive with other organizations on campus and also with
the administration of Maryville College.
5. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of
all meetings and shall be responsible for the handling
of the finances of this organization.
6. By-Laws shall be proposed by the Cooperative
Council and then referred to the Dean of the College
for familiarization. Before becoming effective By-Laws
must be approved by a three-fifths (3|5) vote of men
of the Student Cooperative. All By-Laws shall be in
conformity with the Constitution and with the spirit
and regulations of the College. Each year the By-Laws
shall be put before the men for a vote of approval not
later than the fourth week of the Fall Semester. Three-
fifths (3|5) vote of all dormitory men is necessary
Section 4. Duties:
a. The Men's Student Cooperative Council shall
meet at regular intervals as it may decide, but at least
once a month from September to May. Special meet-
ings may be held at the call of the Chairman. A quorum
shall consist of nine (9) members of the Cooperative
b. The Cooperative Council shall report concern-
ing its programs and activities to the resident men at
each regular meeting (twice a semester) of the Men's
c. The Cooperative Council shall seek to maintain
a close contact with those whom they represent and
shall strive to make the purpose of Men's Student Co-
operative identical with the stated purpose as found in
Article V — Amendments
Section 1. This Constitution shall be amended as
a. Each proposed amendment shall be approved
by a two-thirds (2|3) vote of the Cooperative Council.
Then the proposed amendment shall be presented to
the Student Council and to the Executive Council of
the Faculty for approval.
b. The amendment, if approved by the Student
Council and the Executive Council, shall be published
in The Highland Echo one week prior to the date set
for presenting it to the Men's Student Cooperative, to-
gether with a notice of the time and place of the
c. If passed by a three-fifths (3|5) vote of the
Men's Student Cooperative, the amendment shall be-
Article VI — Ratification
Section 1. This Constitution shall become effective
when approved by the Student Council, by the Execu-
tive Council of the Faculty, and by the resident men of
Maryville College. Approval by the resident men shall
be by a three-fifths (3|5) vote of all men residents.
Article VII — Initiative
Section 1 . The members of the Men's Student Co-
operative reserve to themselves power by petition to
propose amendments and by-laws to this Constitution
and directly to enact or reject such amendments and
By-Laws at the polls. This reserved power shall be
known as the initiative. Any amendments and By-Laws
proposed in this manner shall be subject to the ap-
proval of the Executive Council of the Faculty.
The Men's Student Cooperative by a three-fifths
(3|5) vote of the members may rescind any action of
the Cooperative Council.
The manner of voting in Men's Student Cooperative
meetings shall be
a. By a majority vote in elections
b. By a three-fifths (3|5) vote in decisions not
c. By secret ballot.
A quorum shall consist of no fewer than fifty (50)
members (other than members of the Cooperative
Council) provided the time, place, and purpose of the
meeting shall have been previously announced as stated
in Article V, Section c.
HOW WE SPEND OUR FREE TIME
While Maryville College puts its major emphasis
naturally enough, on scholastic standing, you'll want
to be active in a few extra-curricular fields too. We
warn you — you'll be tempted to join all the fascinat-
ing clubs and organizations the campus boasts. But
book learning comes first; better still, find a happy
balance between grades and activities. You'll find
enough of both to satisfy you; and while our hospital
is cool and comfortable, it isn't run as a rest home for
exhausted activity hounds.
We hope you'll find activities that will make the
most of your time and interests. Efforts and enhusiasm
wear better and are more appreciated when they are
concentrated. If you budget your time wisely, you'll
have not only good grades but also an important
place in campus life.
Alpha Gamma Sigma
Alpha Gamma Sigma was organized in the spring
of 1934, for the purpose of motivating high scholar-
ship among students. Its requirements are similar to
those of Phi Beta Kappa. Ten percent of the gradu-
ating class may be admitted provided the members
have a grade point ratio of 2.33, better than a B
Alpha Gamma Sigma awards a scholarship at the be-
ginning of the junior year to the student who achieved
the highest scholastic average over the first two years.
Pi Camma Mu
The Epsilon Chapter of Tennessee of the National
Social Science Honor Fraternity, Pi Gamma Mu, re-
ceived its charter in April, 1957, with five faculty
and eleven student members. Its purpose is to re-
cognize the distinctive attainments in the field of
social science of outstanding juniors and seniors.
Further, the organization seeks to encourage interest
in and discussion of important issues in social science.
Pi Kappa Delta
Maryville has the distinction of having the Ten-
nessee Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, national
honorary forensic fraternity. Debators of sophomore
classification or above who have fulfilled certain
qualifications are eligible to be elected into its mem-
bership. Members of this organization are awarded
orders and degrees according to rank and achievement.
Maryville participates in the Pi Kappa Delta National
and Provincial Conventions.
Theta Alpha Phi
Talented dramatic students may upon meeting cer-
tain requirements for membership, be initiated into
the Tennessee Delta Chapter of the national dramatic
fraternity, Theta Alpha Phi. Members of this organi-
zation take a leading part in dramatic activities on the
campus; however, opportunity is given to all students
to try out for the various plays given throughout the
Sigma Delta Psi
Maryville's chapter of Sigma Delta Psi was estab-
lished in 1930. Membership is earned by meeting the
requirements of various athletic tests in the presence
of a responsible committee.
Varied activities and friendships highlight the pro-
gram of Chi Beta Society. Soon after school starts this
year, Chi Beta will join her brother society Kappa Phi
to present a Rush Week program. Weekly meetings
through the year are held in Chi Beta Hall.
Organized in 1 894, Theta Epsilon Society has play-
ed an active part in campus life. The beginning weeks
of school this year will find Theta and her brother
society, Alpha Sigma, presenting their Rush Week.
Meetings are held each week in Theta Hall.
Alpha Sigma, founded in 1 884, offers men of the
College an opportunity to participate in activities that
will build true friendships. It enters teams in all in-
tramural sports and holds an annual weekend trip to
the mountains, barbecue, banquet, and similar activi-
ties. It joins with its sister society, Theta Epsilon, in
producing a dance and a Rush Week program.
Kappa Phi, the society of friendship, is the oldest
society on campus and holds meetings each week in its
society house. Its men enter \arious teams in intra-
murals, and hold an annual spaghetti dinner. Kappa
Phi joins Chi Beta, its sister society, in joint meetings,
Rush Week programs, and sponsors one formal dance
Student Vols is a fellowship of students who wish
to establish and further a significant concern in the
missionary enterprise. It is composed not only of stu-
dents who are planning to go to the field, but also,
chiefly, of all those who are in any way interested in
the mission of Christ's church. The weekly programs
(Sunday night after Vespers, usually in Bartlett Hall)
present informative and challenging aspects of the work
being done on both the foreign and the home mission
fields. Regular prayer-fellowship and study groups, a
special missionary out-reach project, and socials also
have a vital part in the total Vol's program.
Christian Education Club
The Christian Education Club was formed for the
purpose of giving an opportunity to prospective Dir-
ectors of Christian Education and church workers to
become familiar with various skills needed in the field.
This is done through a program of lectures and labora-
tory periods. The club is open to all those interested.
Maryville College students render valuable service
in the Faith Cooperative Parish, made up of small
churches, schools, and mission points in the area sur-
rounding Maryville. College students are needed in the
program to serve as Sunday School teachers and as
youth workers. More are needed to preach on Sundays
and to teach during the week. Students are given a
half-hour credit for this work, and they attend weekly
conferences for guidance in their program.
Pre- Ministerial Association
The Pre-Ministerial Association, organized in 1900,
is open to all students who are planning to become
ministers or who are interested in other phases of
Christian service. In addition to its regular meetings
twice a month the Association shares in planning with
the other religious organizations, YM, YW, and Stu-
dent Vols, the campus prayer meetings and other cam-
pus religious programs. Its members are encouraged to
engage in some form of service to local missions and
rural churches in the vicinity of Maryville.
International Relations Club
Maryville's I.R.C. is affiliated with the Association
of International Relations Clubs. Its purpose is to
stimulate an awareness of current international af-
fairs. Student-led programs include movies, speakers,
and discussions on such pertinent topics as Indo-China,
Israel, and South Africa.
To anyone who is planning to go into, or who is
interested in medicine and all related fields such as
dentistry, nursing, technology, and psychiatry, the
Pre-Med Club offers excellent opportunity for trips
and for lectures from various prominent members of
those professions. The club meets twice a month
throughout the year, and interest is the only pre-
requisite to membership.
The French Club is composed of thirty members
who are taking French and who qualify for member-
ship by scholarship and interest. This club features
semi-monthly programs of French songs, games,
movies, and plays, and holds occasional socials.
All College students who are interested in German
culture, regardless of whether or not they are German
students, are eligible for membership in the German
Club. Regular meetings are held twice a month to sti-
mulate interest and participation in different phases of
The limited active membership of thirty, plus all
native Spanish-speaking students on the campus, are
elected from applicants who are interested in the
activities of the Spanish Club. Besides the semi-monthly
evening meetings, at which are presented programs of
language, customs, culture, music, dance, and use of
audio-visual equipment in the language laboratory,
there are an outdoor picnic and a Christmas party
featuring the Spanish pinata. All freshmen are invited
to visit the club when they arrive on the campus.
Women's "M" Club
This is the girl's athletic club of Maryville College.
Membership is attained by making a total of 400 or
more points through participation in what is known as
Women's Athletic Association. In addition to activities
two hours a week the members meet monthly for
business discussions and enjoy an athletic activity to-
gether. The high spot of the club's activities is the
weekend hike in the Smoky Mountains once each
Men's "M" Club
The Men's "M" Club is open to all varsity letter-
men and male members of the coaching faculty. The
purpose of the organization is to further the bonds of
athletic brotherhood on the Maryville campus, to be
of service to the school and the athletic program, and
to increase loyalty to the best interests of the College,
The Disc Club was organized in 1936 to encourage
music appreciation. Its organization is very informal,
and all students who wish are considered members.
Half-hour programs of music representative of various
periods and style are presented twice monthly after
the evening meal.
Literary interest and achievement are the basis for
membership in Writer's Workshop. Members are elect-
ed from the junior and senior classes and faculty. Each
member writes and presents to the group two papers
each year for criticism and in turn serves as literary
Student National Education Association
Jasper Converse Barnes Chapter of the Student
National Education Association was organized in the
spring of 1949. All students planning to teach are
eligible for membership in this club, which is affiliated
with the National Education Association.
This is a small club of eight campus girls who keep
the meaning of their initials a secret. At the end of
each year two freshmen and one sophomore are elect-
ed members. Originally organized for hiking, the club
today is purely social.
The Business Club was formed for the purpose of
promoting a better understanding of sound business
practices and to give its members a wider acquaint-
ance with the various fields of business and the op-
portunities and possibilities that they offer. This is
done through semi-monthly meetings at which dif-
ferent business leaders talk to the group, and films on
various phases of business are shown. Although mem-
bership is limited to majors in business administration
and economics, its meetings are open to anyone in-
terested in the field of business.
Music Education Club
The Music Education Club is affiliated with the
Music Educators National Conference as Student Mem-
bers Chapter 383. Membership is open to all students
interested in teaching music. Meetings are held the
first and third Thursdays of each month.
If you have any musical ability whatoever, be it
singing, blowing a tuba, or playing a violin, there's
ample opportunity at Maryville to develop those tal-
ents. The musical program gets in full swing with the
performance of the marching band at the football
games and ends with the choir's final anthem on
graduation day. Recitals which anyone may attend are
given from time to time by music students and faculty.
The Vesper Choir provides good training and gen-
uine pleasure for those who are interested in singing.
It is composed of about sixty members who must pass
rigid tryouts before they are accepted. The group par-
ticipates in the weekly vesper services and the daily
chapel programs, and presents special programs in
Maryville and surrounding cities. The Choir has sung
in many cities of the East, Midwest, and South.
The sixty girls who compose this group are select-
ed by tryouts each semester. They replace the Vesper
Choir at the Sunday evening service a number of times
a year. In the fall the Girls' Choir combines with the
Men's Glee Club to present a sacred concert, and in
the spring the combined groups present a program of
Men's Glee Club
This group consists of about forty men, but ad-
ditional members may be admitted by tryouts each
semester. The sacred concert in the fall and a secular
program in the spring are the highlights of the year's
activities for the Glee Club.
The students who enjoy playing a musical instru-
ment are urged to try out for the College marching
band. The band, numbering about fifty pieces, plays
for all the home football games and takes occasional
out-of-town trips with the team. For freshmen and
sophomores the marching practice takes the place of
the physical education requirement. When football sea-
son is over, the marching band reorganizes as a con-
cert band, which gives an outdoor concert during the
last few days before Commencement. Don't take the
chance of not having an instrument for tryouts; bring
it along with you this fall.
As befits true "Highlanders," the band is uniformed
in authentically styled kilts of imported Scotch wool.
They make a striking appearance on parade and are
the pride of the campus.
Orchestra members are admitted and placed by try-
outs each fall. They gain valuable experience in pre-
senting two concerts of classical numbers annually and
accompanying "Messiah." Their spring concert fea-
tures an outstanding music student playing a well-
Tau Kappa Chi
This is an honorary musical organization for students
who are studying applied music or are members of
musical organizations. Its purpose is to promote stu-
dent and community interest in music. The aims are
to raise the general academic standing of those en-
rolled in music; to provide a goal for students in-
terested in music; to promote thoroughly trained
musicianship; and to further the understanding of all
types of music. A general average of "B" for two
successive semesters and nomination by the music
faculty for excellence in musical performance are re-
quired for membership.
The String Ensemble is open to all string players in
the orchestra. Various programs are given throughout
the year, both on and off campus.
DRAMA AND DEBATE
The Maryville College Playhouse has at its disposal
one of the finest and best equipped theatres in this
part of the country. Playhouse presents three major
productions each year. Last year the plays were Ten-
nessee Williams' The Class Menagerie, School for
Husbands by Moliere, and The Madwoman of Chaillot
by Jean Ciraudoux.
Playhouse originated in the fall of 1949 and is open
to all those who are interested in acting or in any
of the technical aspects of production. Under a point
system, apprentices work for the positions of Journey-
men, Player, and Master Player.
Of all our teams, we are probably most proud of
our Debate Team. They are consistent winners through
the years. Debating is an excellent extracurricular ac-
tivity and is a great aid to the development of poise
and self-confidence. It is especially valuable for those
planning to enter the ministry or law professions.
Debate is open to anyone who is interested and is
operated on a class basis, college credit being given
at the end of the second semester. Debaters compete
in local, regional, and national tournaments. Those
who reach the top ranks may be elected into the
national honor society for debaters, Pi Kappa Delta.
This year's team is coached by Dr. Arda S. Walker.
Opportunities for creative writing are offered
through the various college publications.. Many who are
interested in journalism gain valuable experience by
serving on the staff of the college newspaper.
The Highland Echo is the college newspaper, usually
published weekly. Freshmen and other new students
are welcomed and urged to try out for staff positions
if they are interested. At the end of each college
year, staff promotions are made on the basis of writ-
ing, interest, and dependability. The Echo constitution
limits the number of staff members from each college
class. The editor is elected by the staff, and is usually
a senior. Chief purpose and policy of the Echo are to
present campus news as interestingly and as thoroughly
The Chilhowean is the annual year-book which is
published by members of the junior class. It gives a
vivid account in pictures of the outstanding events of
the year as well as individual pictures of almost all of
the student body.
The Alumni Magazine sends news of the College
and alumni to former students of the College. It is
published monthly by the Alumni Office.
As you have already discovered, the M Book is the
little volume you are now reading. It is published
every year by the YMCA and YWCA and is the official
College handbook. College rules, customs, and activi-
ties are described within for the student's benefit.
For the fellow who has at some time dreamed of
being a star in some sport, Maryville offers many
opportunities. Maryville is very active in intercollegi-
ate sports and also maintains a well-organized intra-
mural program for those who wish to participate. For
the girls there is a well-developed point system
whereby a girl may earn an "M" or an "MC" mono-
gram. No one is expected to wear other school letters
at Maryville. Maryville does not buy her athletes.
Those who participate in intercollegiate sports earn
their places on the teams by physical prowess and
In intercollegiate competition Maryville fields teams
in football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, tennis and
track. This fall our new Director of Athletics, Coach
Boyd Baird, will take over, following the retirement
this summer of our veteran Athletic Director, Coach
Maryville is known for the fine wrestling teams
which Coaches J. D. Davis and Marvin Mitchell have
produced. And the Highlanders hold their own with
schools of comparable size in the other sports.
Intercollegiate athletics at Maryville are marked,
not by subsidization and regimentation, but by student
participation and support. And with this continued
student support the Maryville athletic program will
continue to flourish.
Every man has a chance to participate in non-
varsity sports through the intramural program, which
develops social traits as well as physical fitness. The
program includes touch-football, soccer, volleyball,
basketball, swimming, wrestling, track, softball, ten-
nis, golf, ping-pong, badminton, and cross-country.
The physical education requirement consists of two
hours a week of regular gym classes for freshmen and
sophomores. All classes participate in intramurals on
an elective basis and share in the fun and recreation
which these sports provide.
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE — 1959
Sept. 19 Howard College Here
26 Morehead State There
Oct. 3 Centre College Here
10 Georgetown College Here
17 Emory & Henry There
24 Sewanee Homecoming
31 Lenoir Rhyne There
Nov. 7 Open
14 Carson- Newman Here
Alma Mater 4
Alpha Sigma 76
Care of Rooms 1 3
Chi Beta 75
Christian Education Club 76
Dating : 25
Dining Hall 24
Dormitory Life 12
Dramatics : 82
Elections Committee 40
Electric Current 13
February Meetings 10
Football Schedule : 86
Fred Hope Fund 10
Honorary Fraternities 74
Intramurals : '. : 85
Junior Privileges — 66
Kappa Phi 76
Knoxville, Trips to 53, 67
Laundering 1 5
Men's Dormitories 23
Men's Student Cooperative 69
Monitors 1 8
Music Croups 80
Parish Project . 77
Penalties 55, 68
Pre-ministerial Association 77
Scheduling Activities 6
Senior Privileges 66
Smoking 1 5
Social Life 25
Student Body 33
Student Council 35
Student-Faculty Senate 37
Student Volunteers 76
Study Hours 17, 23
Sunday Dating 25
Theta Epsilon 75
Town Night 49, 53
Women's Student Government Association 60
Who's Who 5
Women's Residence Hall 17
W. S. C. A. Sign-Out Plan 18
Y. M. C. A. 59
Y. W. C. A 58