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1955 - 19 56 

Volume XLX 

Maryyille, Tennessee 

EDITORS: Clara Gowans 
John Borter 

STAFF: Morgan Biggs 

Marian Hina 
Donald Nabors 


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 A^ma Mater, 

Hail to Maryville! 

As thy hilltop crowned with cedars 

Evergreen appears. 
So thy memory fresh shall linger 

Through life's smi'es and tears. 
Lift the chorus, wake the echoes, 

Make the welkin ring! 
Hail the queen of all the highlands! 

Loud her praises sing! 


"On Highlanders" 

rWords and Music by Charles Huffman, '49) 

On, Highlanders, down the field, 

Rol'ing 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! 

Welcome to the Christian fellowship "on the 
Hill" and to a pioneer year in cooperation between 
the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. We are counting on 
you of the new ideas, new interest, and new en- 
thusiasm to become a real part of our organizations. 

Together we want to aim at a two-fold purpose. 
Firs': SEEKING growth in our understanding of 
God and his meaning in our lives, and second, 
through SHARING with the entire campus through 
worship. Barn warming, intramural sports, and our 
annual Y hikes to the mountains. Our sharing com- 
munity-wide can be developed through the Com- 
munity Service program, our inter-racia' work and 
cooperation. Home Avenue Missions, Y Radio and 
Artists Series. 

There is a place for you to fill in one of the 
Y's on Maryville campus wherever your interests 
]ie. It can be a place of fun, fellowship, searching, 
and growth. We invite YOU to make it be so. 
Wody and Ethe'yn 

^^ Upward still and onward" 

1955 - 1956 

First Semester 

Aug. 31 -Sept. 6— -Opening program: 

Aug. 30-- Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. —New students report. 

Aug. 31— 'Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.— Semester opens; 
registration of new students; payment of bills by 
old and new students who have registered. 

Sept. 1, — Thursday, 8:00 a.m. — Opening chapel ser- 
vice; registration. 

Sept. 2 — Friday, 8:00 a.m.— Annual Convocation; 
first meeting of classes. 

Sept. 3— Saturday. 8:00 p.m.— YWCA and YMCA 

Sept. 5 — Monday, 8:00 p.m.^ — Faculty reception. 

Nov. 5 — Saturday^ — Founders and Homecoming Day. 

Nov. 24 — Thursday— Thanksgiving Day. 

Dec. 11 — Sunday, 3:00 p.m. — "The Messiah." 

Dec. 15-21 — First semester final examinations. 

Dec. 21 — Wednesday noon — First semester ends; 

Christmas holidays begin. 

Second Semest-er 

Jan. ll^Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.— Chapel; Christmas 
holidays end; second semester begins. 

Feb. 1-9— February Meetings. 

Apr. 1 — Sunday — Easter. 

Apr. 17-18 — Comprehensive Examinations for Sen- 
iors, and National Cooperation Test for Sopho- 

May 1 — Tuesday — May Day Festival, 

May 16-22 — Second semester final examinations. 

May 18-23 — Commencement week 

May 18— Friday, 8:30 p.m.— Commencement play. 

May 19^Saturday— Alumni Day, 

May 20 — Sunday — Baccalaurate Day: 
10:30 a. m. — Baccalaurate service. 
4:00 p. m. — Music hour. 
7:00 p. m.— Vespers. 

May 22— Tuesday: 

3:00-5:00 p. m.— President's reception at Morn- 

8:30 p. m. — Commencement Play, 

May 23— Wednesday— Commencement Day. 

9:00 a. m.— Spring Meeting of the Directors. 
10:30 a, m.— Graduation exercises, 137th year. 

The "M Book." as all on the campus call it. 
is a very useful volume, as all soon discover. I am 
glad to say a word of greeting each year through 
it to those who return for a new college year and 
especially to those who come for the first time. 

You have decided to attend Maryville College, 
believing that it provides a combination of values 
which you desire. I hope that this expectation may 
in your experience be confirmed increasingly as long 
as you are in college. 

To make this come true, the officers and teachers 
of the College must do their part, and you must 
do yours. You have elected to come because Mary- 
ville is Maryville. A college', like an individual, has 
its own character and personality. It is a mistake 
to expect it to be just like other colleges one happens 
to kno. or like institutions., large or small, of dif- 
ferent character and personality. 

If you enter into the life and work at Maryville 
with conscientiousness and enthusiasm, you wiH find 
most of the values you seek. A sincere welcome from 
us all. 

• •■■ ■'- ■ Ralph Waldo Lloyd 
. • . -;. President • . 


To those who have spent at least one year on 
Scotty Hill there are many activities and traditions 
of which we have become very fond. They are 
the things, big and little, that are as much a part 
of Maryville College as the ever familiar Anderson 
Tower. We know that it will not be long before 
you too will treasure the traditions of Maryville 

Your first few days at Maryville will be remem- 
bered as days of lines^lines at the Personnel Office, 
lines at the Treasurer's Office, lines at the Bookstore. 
Then comes the longest and long-remembered line, 
the line which is somewhat different in dress and 
procedure to all the rest. Your dress is formal; your 
handshake firm; and your smile is your brightest. 
All this leads to the FACULTY RECEPTION. 
There wil be new faces and new names which will 
grow to mean a great deal to you during and long 
alter your college years. 

During the first weeks on the campus you new 
students will surely feel as though you have been 
waited for. The four campus societies go all out 
to p. edge you to their organizations. The activities 
range from teas, stag parties, fashion shows, splash 
parties to a climactic musical production. All these 
activities make up what was so correctly named. 

TOWN NIGHT plays a very important part 

in the life of M. C. students. This is the night when 

couples may go down town for a movie, bowling, 
::kating, or just for a snack. 

Sunday is a quiet day on the hi'l; for a program 
of inspiration and worship you will want to attend 
VESPERS. A guest speaker and the music of the 
Maryville College Choir is the program every Sunday 
evening at 7:00 in the Samuel Tyndale Chapel. For 
more fePowship STUDENT VOLS meets at 8:00 
in Bartlett Hall. 

Noted guest artists are heard in the ARTISTS 
SERIES. The series will consist of four concerts, 
two each semester. In the past we have heard 
Charles Laughton, The Don Cossack Chorus, Cor- 
nelia Otis Skinner, Nelson and Neal, and many 

gins with a very dignified chapel service to com- 
memorate the founding of the College. During the 
day many alumni visit the gaily decorated dormi- 
tories while the students prepare for the thrilling 
Homecoming parade. To end the day's activities a 
very lovely senior girl is crowned Homecoming 
Queen before the crowded stands of footbal enthusi- 

Thanksgiving is one holiday we will celebrate 
as a college family. Thanksgiving evening in the 
Alumni Gym is the time and place for the show of 
the fall BARNWARMING activities start with 
visits to little booths and shops. As the lights dim 
the master of ceremonies introduces the Barnwarming 
court and royalty. 

Each year, in memory and in tri' ute to one of 
Maryville's outstanding and beloved graduates and 
for the advancement of missionary endeavors in some 
foreign land, the 5-tudents are asked to contribute 
to the FRED HOPE FUND. You will want to share 
in this very worthwhile effort. 

The Vesper Choir, All-Girl Choir, and Men's Glee 
Club form the backbone of the chorus of about two 
hundred vAii'~h. presents the ever-inspiring oratorio 
bv Georqe Handel THE MESSIAH In the midst 
of the Christmas rush you will want to take time 
out for this annual presentation. 

Everyone is anxious to return to campus after 
a very tusy Christmas vacation. Soon after your 
return there comes a shift in emphasis to spiritua^ 

thoughts. A week-long program of soul-searching ser- 
mons and inspiring singing make up our FEBRUARY 
MEETINGS. The gain derived through attending 
the morning and evening services will renew your 
spiritual strength for the weeks and months to come. 

When ycu sze the men of Carnegie doing an 
extra good job of cleaning windows and the girls 
washing or airing curtains you will know that OPEN 
HOUSE is not far off. This is the occasion when you 
will see how the other half lives. 

Nothing can compare with the thrill of seeing 
the sun's first rays burst over the Smokies as the 
Choir sings "Alleluia, Christ Is Risen." This the 
scene you will see when you attend EASTER SUN- 
RISE SERVICE in the college amphitheatre. 

The A'l-Girl Chorus and the Men's Glee Club 
present each spring a musical production. 

Spring is officially here when the College stu- 
dent body and many townsfolk make their way to 
the Amphitheater for the annual MAY DAY PAG- 
EANT. At that time the May Day court is presented 
along with a dramatization of a fairy tale. Last 
year we saw Bugs Bunny. 

The Y RETREAT takes p'ace in a picturesque 
mountain setting. This is the time when the old and 
new cabinets get together to plan the activities for 
the coming year. Do not let anyone tell you that 
they do not have a lot of fun. too. 

We started by telling you about your first days 
r-- t'-'e Hill and w,':> end it by te ling you about 
CC'MMENCEMENT. Classes and exams are over. 
and the dignified Commencement exercises are at 
hand. The procession starts with the Daisy Chain 
and is followed by the Choir, Graduating Class. 
Board of Directors, and Faculty. It is a hapoy oc- 
casion for the seniors— and yet a sad one, for last 
gccdbyes are very difficult. 


One of the biggest adjustments you'll have to 
make at college is that of living with a dorm full 
of people. It wil require far more understanding 
and patience than many of you dreamed posible. 
The oft-quoted Golden Rule applies in a special 
way here. Remember that the rights of one person are 
limited so that the rights of another person or group 
may be respected. We're jotting down a few sug- 
gestions here that we feel will be very vaulable 
to you in making your days in the dorm happy ones. 

Everybody who wants to listen to a radio has 
one of his own, so it won't be necessary for you 
to play yours loud enough for the people down the 
hall to hear. 

Every night many people in the dorm want and 
need to do some concentrated studying. You will 
appreciate it when your neighbors refrain from loud 
talking, door-slamming, and hall-yelling, and when 
they observe closed study hours and your "busy" 
signs; likewise, your neighbors will appreciate these 
courtesies on your part. 

You may enjoy living in a messy room, but 

to your roommate and those about you it may be 

obnoxious; so don't wait until time for the yearly 
Open House to c'ean up your room. 

Guests and visitors often come at the most un- 
expected times. Always appear properly clad when 
in the halls; otherwise it can be very embarrassing 
for an outsider to meet you. and vice versa. 

Remember that sincerity and cheerfulness are 
musts in making and keeping friends. Nothing can 
brand you quicker than being a perpetual griper, 
or always making caty remarks about the faculty 
or other students. 

Always keep your conduct in the par'ors and 
public rooms such that others will feel both free and 
welcome to come in at all times. 


If you're not interested in making friends, then 

— Monopo'ize the telephone. 

— Sweep dirt into the halls and leave it there. 

— Wash your clothes in the bathrooms during the 
"busy" hours. 

. — Barge into your friends' rooms during study" Hours 
and waste their time and yours as well. 

■ — Get up earlier than most people in the morning and 
make a general disturbance. 

— Use the ironing boards on the floors to do your 
week's ironing. 

— Never c'ean the tubs, basins, etc., after using them. 

— Take supplies from the medicine chest and leave 
them in your room. 

• — Borrow extensively from everybody. : 

Al^erations fo 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- 
tenance Office. 

2. Students are held responsible for the condition 
of their room and furniture. 

3. No furniture should be altered or moved from 
rooins or 'obhies without the permission of the Head 
of the Dormitory. 

4. Each student must furnish and use a mattress 
pad. ,, , r 

Elecfrical Equipment'. 

1. Since the Overloading of electrical circuits is 
a dangerous fire hazard, clocks, razors, lamps, and 
radios are the only electrical equipment used in 
dormitory rooms,, and these only after the prescribed 
fees have been paid (see below). 


2. There shall be no meddling with the electric 

3. Each student shall be responsible for know- 
ing when he is using more than allowed current. 


1. Standard lighting equipment in each room con- 
sists of one drop-cord (and one wall-plug in the men's 
dormitory) and one 150-watt light. For each 50 watts 
above this allotted amount, a fee of $2.50 each sem- 
ester will be charged, payable at the Treasurer's Of- 
fice during registration ($3.50 if late). 

2. Lights are to be out in the Freshman-Soph- 
omore dormitories at 11:00 p.m. each night. Warning 
lights 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 had 
in each room twice per week. 

Lights in the Junior-Senior dormitory may remain 
on any night after 11:00 for study purposes only. 
The same regulations for quiet, each girl in her own 
room, and light cuts for study only, are in effect at 
eleven o'clock. 

Lights may remain on in all women's residence 
halls until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday night with the 
rule for quiet after 11:00 still in effect. 

3. Students are asked to turn out lights when 
leaving their rooms. 


1. A fee of $2.50 each semester, payable at the 
Treasurer's Office during registration, is charged for 
each radio. Application for permit is made to the 
Head of Dormitory. If payment is late, the fee is 

2. Radios must not be played between 11:00 p.m. 
and 6:00 a.m. 



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- 
Sophomore dormitories from 7;30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. 

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 
7:00 p.m. must sign out and in on the dormitory 
sign-out sheets. 


1. In case of illness, notify the Head of your 
Dormitory at once. 

2. Forms for having absences excused must be 
presented at the Personnel Office within two days 
after returning to classes; otherwise the excuses will 
not be honored by the Personnel Office. 


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, 
washcloth, etc. 

2. The infirmary clinic is open each week day 
as follows: 

10:00 ^ 11:00 a.m. 
4:00 ^ 5:00 p.m. 

(The doctor is there on Monday, Wednesday, and 
Friday nights.) 

Emergency cases, of course, are received at any 



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 9:00 a.m. 


1. All ironing must be done in the laundry rooms 
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 con- 
cerning the use of the Bendix machines. 

Business Agents 

Students must have permits from the Student Of- 
fice in order to solicit business in the dormitories. 


Smoking is not permitted in any of the dormi- 
tories (or elsewhere on the campus). Violations are 
subject to College discipline. 

Emergency Drills 

Each dormitory will participate in emergency 
drills, having its own organization and regulations. 

Confiscation of Equipment 

In the women's dormitories this is handled by 
the monitors and officers of the Women's Student 
Government 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 


3. If you visit patients in the infirmary, please 
observe the folowing visiting hours: 

1:00 — 1:30 p.m. 
4:00 — 5:30 p.m. 
6:30 ^ 7:15 p.m. 

Permission should be obtained from the nurse 
before visiting patients. 

and placed in the office for the remainder of 
the semester. 

b. Radios in use after 11:00 p.m. will be con- 
fiscated and placed in the office for one 


1. Possession of liquor bottles, public or private 
signs, or road markers is considered, for obvious 
reasons, 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 and the like in buildings and on the 
campus is vio'ation of Tennessee law and therefore a 
disciplinable offense. 


Absence from the Dormitory 

1. After 7:15 p.m. you must personally sign out 
and in on the sign-out sheet. 

2. After attending any college function, return to 
the dormitory promptly (15 minutes is the maximum 
time allowed). 



1. Students who have off-campus permissions are 
expected to carry out the spirit of the College 
regulations in their off-campus activities. 

2. Permission to attend off-campus functions must 
be made through arrangements with the Head of 
the Dormitory or the Dean of Women. 

3. You must always sign out and in on the sign- 
out sheet. 

4. You may go to Maryville or Knoxvil'e any 
weekday providing you return to the campus before 
6:00 p.m. Trips to Knoxville are not made in the 
company of men, except by permission of the Dean 
of Women. (See WSGA Constitution, Article VII. 
By-Laws Nos. 2 and 3 for Junior and Senior privi- 

5. If you wish to visit over the weekend or to 
be absent overnight from the campus, you will have 
to have written permission from you home or have 
had your parents previously sign the regular Standing 
Permission form which allows you approximately five 
visits a semester other than to your own home. 
Approval for these visits must be obtained in advance 
from the Dormitory Head, and your p^ans must be 
discussed with her so that she can fill out your 
activity card properly. 

6. When properly chaperoned and arranged at 
least one week in advanc with the Dean of Women, 
week-end camping trips are allowed; seniors and 
juniors may have two such trips a year, and 
sophomores and freshmen, one. 

7. You may go to the College Woods in groups 
of two or m^ore on weekdays and Sundays, but not in 
the company of men. 



1. Each student is required to serve as monitor, 
as arranged by the Student Government, at least once 
each semester. 

2. As monitor you must be present on your floor 
during the time you're on duty, seeing that the halls 
are kept quiet during study hours and that students 
are in their own rooms after 11:00 p.m. It's your 
job to check on proper use of lights and radios at 
night, to answer the buzzer, and to see that rules in 
general are obeyed. Violations are to be reported to 
the House Committee. 


1. Local or long distance calls may be made and 
received any tim.e between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. 

2. Ouigoing cals 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. 

Summons before House Committee 

Students will be brought before the House Com- 
mittee for vio'ation of any dormitory regulations, 
undue disturbances, or consistent lack of cooperation. 



Absence from fhe Dormitory 

1. Overnight absence must be arranged with 
the Head of the Men's Dormitory. It is important that 
the whereabouts of students be known at all times, in 
case they should be needed for any reason. 


1. Men living in the dormitory may entertain 
their families in the lobby at specified times. 


1. Visiting hours when men may visit in student 
rooms in Carnegie and Bartlett are from 3:30 to 7:15 
p.m. each day. 

Disciplinary measures will be taken by the 
Executive Council of the Faculty or the Supervisor 
of Men's Resdience for infraction of these rules: 

Disciplinary Meosuies 

1. Abusing light privilege by habitually using 
Hghts after 11:00 p.m. 

2. Being in someone ease's room after 11:00 p.m. 
or having visiting student in his own room. 

3. Creation of disturbance in dormitory. 

4. Willful destruction of property. 

5. Violation of other dormitory regulations. 

Lights and Extension Cords 

One hundred and fifty watts are allowed for 
lighting purposes. Lamps and/or appliances may not 
exceed four and these must be connected with 
standard five-foot extension cord with not more than 
two on each outlet. 




1. Parlor dates may be had in the women's 
dormitory parlors from 7:00 until 10:15 p.m. any 
weekday evening by arranging with the Head of the 
Dormitory. Freshman and Sophomore women may 
have four each month and junior and senic- women 
may have an unlimited number. 

2. Sunday dating is for the services only, with 
the exception of Easter and Baccalaureate Sundays 
when afternoon dating is also permitted. 

3. Calling hours for men in the women's dormi- 
tories 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 10:15 p.m. 

Sunday Afternoons 1:00 to 1:20 p.m. 

Saturday Afternoons 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

(Men may stay in the dorms after Vespers on 

Sunday until 8:15 and after Student Vols until 

4. Couples may be together within the Circle 
Drive each weekday evening until 7:15 {7:00 on 
Sunday) and until 1:20 on Sunday afternoons. 

5. Dating is allowed at announced College activi- 
ties. Couples return to the women's dormitories within 
fifteen minutes after the close of the activity and men 
do not stay after that time. Otherwise there is no 
dating on weekday evenings, either during or after 
library hours, except that men may walk with women 
directly from the Library or the Student Center to the 
women's dormitories and leave immediately. 

6. Dating in Knoxville for women other than 
Seniors may be arranged occasionally by permission 
from the Dean of Women. Only bus transportation is 



1. Social dancing each weekday (except Satur- 
day) 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 and corsages 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, a'1-college dances have 
rules which say "No" to corsages, tuxes, and ad- 
mission charge. Music is recorded, and the informal 
note is set. 

4. Dancing is permitted for small groups sched- 
uling parties in the Y-rooms or other small social 
rooms, by arrangement with the Dean of Women and 
those responsible for the premises involved. 

Planning All-Campus Entertainment 

1. Programs must be officially au horized and 
scheduled through the Faculty Committee on Sched- 
uling of Activities (Curriculum Office). 

2. Student programs are su'-je-^t 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 
Women's Office at least five days in advance. 

2. If the Tunctlon invo'ves transportation, it must 
he by a conveyance on which personal insurance is 
carried on the passengers — this means buses, trains, or 
private cars. 

3. All social activities must be held on the cam- 
pus or at some other approved place and must be 
properly chaperoned. 


4. The "Y" Rooms are available if arrangements 
are made in advance through the House Committee of 
the YWCA. 

Evening Activities 

1. Evening activities must be scheduled in ad- 
vance with the Faculty Committee on Scheduling of 
Activities (Office of Dean of Curriculum). 


1. Initiations 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 
physical force or hazard. 

2. Plans and procedures for initiations must be 
approved in advance by the Organizations Commit- 
tee, in accordance with the principles stated above. 


1. No student is permited to smoke anywhere on 
the campus. (The "Aztec Ruins" near the steps an the 
edge of the campus, back of Carnegie Hall, are con- 
sidered off-campus for smokers.) 

2. No student who smokes is eligible for student- 
help work. 


1. No out-of-town student may have an auto- 
mobile or other motor vehicle while at Maryville 
College except by specia' permission given only in 
unusual cases. This permission is required whether 
or not parking space on the campus is desired; request 
must be made in writing through the Personnel Of- 
fice, 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 assignments.) 

3. Women students are not permitted to ride in 
automobiles with men without permission from the 
Dean of Women. Permission should also be secured 
from the Housemother for other automobile riding 
( townspeople, visitors, day students, etc. ) . 


1. Girls never wear shorts (even Bermudas) on 
the campus except when engaged in active sports. 
Jeans and slacks are worn when the occasion calls 
for such dress^as hikes, sports, stage crew, etc.— 
but not in classes, dining hall, or to town. 

2. Girls may wear jeans or slacks, but not 
shorts, when hiking the loop. 

3. Men always wear shirts or jerseys, even when 
playing tennis. 

4. 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 


1. Ball throwing or snowballing is not permitted 
near buildings, 

2. Athletic facilities are not to be used on 

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 
alcoholic beverages are out of bounds 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 
cf the Faculty when a student: 

1. Accumulates fifteen penalized absences within 
cne semester. 

2. Accumulates ten demerits. 

3. Is guilty of a serious infraction or persistently 
fails to cooperate with the general program of the 


1. Students are advised to keep a personal record 
of all absences. 

2. Excuses for illness or other emergencies must 
be presented at the Personnel Office within two days 
after returning to class, otherwise they will not be 
approved. You must notify immediately the Head of 
the Dormitory of any situation requiring your absence 
from classes, chapel, Sunday School, and Church. No 
excuses will be approved unless you do this. 

3. Absences will be authorized for approved Col- 
lege activities, such as scheduled trips for members 
of the debate squad, choir, band, ball teams, etc. 

4. Here is a list of cuts allowed from each class 
or service that may be taken on your own responsi- 
bility when you think necessary. Students on the 


honor roF, (B average the preceding semester) are 
allowed one additional cut from each class. 

Freshmen and Sophomores 

Chapel 3 

Sunday School or Church (total of) 3 

1 -credit hour class - 1 

2-credit hour c^ass 1 

3-credit hour class 2 

4-credit hour c' ass 2 

Juniors and Seniors 

Chapel 5 

Sunday School or Church (total of) 6 

1 -credit hour class 1 

2-credit hour class 2 

3-credit hour class „ 3 

4-credit hour class 4 

The Personnel Office applies a penalty for each 
"over-cut" taken. Grade points and semester hours 
are deducted from your total according to the 
fo' lowing: 

1. For each "over-cut" one-half semester hour 
and one and one-holf grade points will be deducted 
from the total credit. 

2. For "cuts" within two days before and after 
a recess or holiday, one-half semester hour and one 
and one-holf grade points will be deducted for each 
class missed. 

3. Upon accumulating fifteen penalized absences 
in any one semseter. the student is immediately 
dismissed from College. 

Absences for any cause (allowed, excused, au- 
thorized) totaling 25% of the course in which the 
absences are incurred, debar the student from re- 
ceiving a grade nigher than D in the course; or total- 
ing 50%. debar from credit in the course. 



Meals are served in the Dining Hall on the first 
floor of Pearsons Hall as follows: 

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 gueste may eat in the dining room by 
arranging with the Dietitian. 

Meal prices are: 

Weekdays: Breakfast, 35c; Lunch, 75c; 
Dinner. 75c. 

Saturdays: Breakfast, 35c; Lunch, 75c; 
Supper, 40c. 

Sudays: Breakfast, 35c; Dinner, $1.00; 
Supper, 40c. 

Your tablemates. all seven of them, will appreci- 
ate your appearing well-groomed and well-mannered 
at meals. Take time to freshen up a bit before meals, 
especially dinner. For Sunday dinner, both boys and 
girls are expected to wear their "Sunday best." 

Try to make conversation table-wide, but re- 
member loud and boisterous talking is in poor taste 
and is annoying to those at tab'es nearest yours. At 
the table acquire a bit of "polish" to your manners. 
After all. bad manners are not considered cute, 
and it isn't difficult to say "please" and thank you. 

Your waitress has classes and obligations too, so 
■she will appreciate your consideration in getting to 
and from meals on time. 

By all means, you will want to be attentive and 
reverent during the blessing. 


? ? WHO'S WHO ? ? 

Student Body President Edgar Shackelford 

Student Body Vice-President „ Martha Jackson 

YWCA President „ Ethelyn Cathey 

YMCA President Forrest Amidon 

WSGA President „ _ Mary Brasfield 

Pearson House Chairman Elizabeth Enloe 

Baldwin House Chairman Carol Williams 

Memorial House Chairman Willa Jean Duvall 

Chilhowean Editor _ Louise Ogden 

Chilhowean Business Manager Eugene Garren 

Echo Editor _ Barbara Wilkie 

Echo Business Manager Jim Cummings 

Senior Class President Jim Cummings 

Junior Oass President „ Dick Henderson 

Sophomore Class President _ _....Bob Hassall 

Kappa Phi President _ _ Jim Gardner 

Alpha Sigma President Bob Ramger 

Bainonian President _ Marcia Williams 

Theta Epsilon President Elizabeth Murphey 

Student Volunteers President -...-Mary Carol Coker 

Pre-Ministcria'; President _ Edwin Grigsby 

Fcotball Captain _ _ Ted Godfrey 

Football Co-Captain Jack Renfro 


Greetings, Students, 

A hearty "Hi" to all returning students, and a 

warm welcome to you freshmen. We on the hill 
cherish the friendly atmosphere and know that it 
will engulf you. Likewise, we are proud of our 
Student Government, giving it the center of all 
campus social life. We trust that you will become 
a part of it. 

To enter into the fun and fellowship of campus 
life, it is necessary to devote some time to other 
functions than those of a scholastic nature. By ex- 
hibiting enthusiasm and cooperation you can make 
valuable contributions to the life on this campus, 
from the cheers of a football crowd and the enjoy- 
ment of Y-work right down to the final laughter 
and gaiety of Senior Send-Off. 

Your individual interest in the work of the 
Council and your willingness to be a part of campus 
activities is of utmost importance. It can be a great 
year for everyone. The Council needs you, and you 
need the Council. 

Why not begin by reading carefully our new 
constitution found on the pages following. Then 
when you select your four representatives to Council, 
you will be able to express your ideas and problems 
that arise to them. You are entirely welcome to 
drop in on a Wednesday night session in the Student 

Here's hoping you have a happy year, and 
best wishes for success in all your undertakings! 


Sonny Shackleford 




We, the students of Maryville College, in order 
to provide a responsible student government to repre- 
sent, lead, and unify the student body and in order 
to promote maximum cooperation among the students, 
faculty, and administration, do establish this consti- 

Article I — Name 

The name of the organization shall be the Student 
Body of Maryville College. 

Art-icle II — Purpose 

The purpose of this organization shall be to 
unify the student body in the common motive of 
self-government in order to assume cooperation in 
the management of our affairs, strengthen the co- 
operation among students, faculty, and administration, 
and increase loya'ty to the best interests of the Col- 

Article III — Membership 

All students of Maryville College shall be mem- 
bers of the Student Body. 

Article IV — Meetings 

Meetings of the Student Bodv sha'l be held 
at the call of the President of the Student Body. 

Article V — General Organizaticn 

Sec. 1. The general administrative and legis- 
lative organ of the Student Body of Maryville Col- 
lege shab 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 
Student-Faculty Senate, which shaM consider and 
recommend legislation. 

Sec. 3. The Women's Student Government 
Association shall constitute an independent admini- 
strative department of the government and shall 
govern only on matters pertaining to women's resi- 

ArHcle VI — Officers 

Sec. 1. The officers of the Student Body shall 
be a president and a vice-president. 

Sec. 2. The President shaM 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 
^hall be elected for a term of one vear by the 
Student Body by a majority of the votes cast. 

Sec. 4. Th2 duties of the officers shall be as 

a. The President shall 

( 1 ) Preside at meetings of the Student Body and 
of the Student Council. 

(2) Call special meetings of the Student Coun- 
cil when necessary. 

(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 con- 
sultation with the standing committee chair- 
men concerned, and submit them for ap- 
proval 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 Coun- 

(6) Serve as ex officio of all standing and 
special committees. 

(7) Serve as Vice-Chairman of the Student- 
Faculty Senate. 

b. The Vice-President shall take over the duties 
of the President in his absence. 

Article VII — Student- Council 

Sec. I. The objectives of the Student Council 
shall be to 

a. Cooperate with faculty, administration, and stu- 
dents in maintaining MaryviPe's distinctive 
major policies, such as those of ( 1 ) high scholar- 
ship, (2) low expense rates, (3) positive Chris- 
tian 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 social. 

c. Consider, develop, and seek to promote matters 
of student interest in cooperation with the faculty- 
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 follows: 

a. The membership shall consist of the following 
24 students: 

( I ) The Student Body President and Vice- 

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 necessarv 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 respective classes. 

d. A member may be dropped from the Student 
Council for the following reasons: 

{ 1 ) Four unexcused absences per semester. 

(2) Inabihty to carry on Student Council duties 
because of illness or other reasons. 

(3) Conduct unbecoming to a Student Council 

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 

a) Keep minutes of all Student Council Body 

b) Handle all correspondence for the Stu- 
dent Council. 

c) Keep a record of the collection of all 
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- 
wide elections. 

c. The Student Council shall assume responsibility 
for regulating and enforcing such agreements 
as may be entered into with the Executive 
Council 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 shal. 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 
such legislation. 

Article VIII — Student- Faculty Senate 

Sec. 1. It 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 and the Student Council such 
legislation as may be deemed wise and neces- 

Sec. 2. The Student-Faculty Senate shall be 
composed of 

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 sha 1 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 
President 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 
President sha'l serve as vice-chairman of the Senate; 
the Senate shall elect a secretary. The vice-chair- 
man sha. I 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 
September to May, 

Sec. 6. A quorum for the transaction of all 
business shall consist of at least five students and 
five faculty members. 

Article IX — Amendment' and Revision 

Sec. 1. Each amendment or revision shall be 
approved by a two-thirds vote of the membership 
of the Student Council. 

Sec. 2. The amendment or revision shall be 
presented to the Executive Council of the Faculty 
for approval. 

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 im- 
mediately preceding the date set for presenting it 
to the Student Body, together with a notice of the 
time and place of meeting. 

Sec. 4. The amendment or revision shall become 
effective when ratified by the Student Body by two- 
thirds of the votes cast. 


Article X — Ratification 

This Constitution sha'l become effective upon 
completion of the procedure laid down in Article IX. 

(The Constitution was approved by the Faculty 
and the Student Council, was ratified by the Student 
Body, and became effective March 3, 1955.) 

By-Laws 1 — Elections Committee 

Sec. 1. The Elections Committee shall be a 
standing committee composed of the Vice-President of 
the Student Body as chairman, the four class presi- 
dents, and such other members as may be designated. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Elections 
Committee to supervise and enforce the nomination 
procedure for the President and Vice-President of 
the Student Body. It shall 

a. Furnish petition b'anks for candidates and act 
as custodian of the completed blanks. 

b. Ascertain that the signatures of seventy-five 
students and the signature of the candidate are 
on the petition before the candidate is declared 
a nominee, insuring that thre is no duplication 
of signatures on petitions of candidates for the 
same office and that no candida:e is running 
for both offices. 

Sec. 3. It shal' be the duty of the Elections 
Committee to enforce all campaign rules of pro- 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Elections 
Committee to conduct the annua' election of the 
President and the Vice-President of the S'"udent Body, 
the class officers, and the Student Council representa- 
tives in April, with the exception of the freshman 
r'ass of'i^ers and Student Council representatives, 
who will be e'ected in October. It shall 

a. Have a list of all nominees posted on the 

b. Have announced in chapel before the election 


the da'c hourr, and places of the election. 

Student Council bulletin board before the elec- 

c. Make provision for absentee balloting for those 
students absent from the College participating in 
school functions. 

d. Have authorized lists of all members of the 
voting classes. 

e. Insure that no votes are cast other than by 
registered 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. Counl: all votes and certify the results to the 
Student Council and the Student Body. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Elections 
Committee to conduct other campus-wide elections 
when directed by the Student Council and such run- 
off elections as shall be necessary. 

By-Laws 2 — AhHetics Commit-tee 

Sec. 1. The Athletics Committee shall be a 
student-facu ty committee composed of the chairman 
and equal numbers of faculty and students. It shall 
include the Director of Athletics and such members 
of the Faculty Committee on Athletics as the Presi- 
dent 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 
Director of Athletics and his staff in promoting intra- 
mural and intercol egiate athletics, and to carry out 
the other duties specified in this by-law. 

Sec. 3. The Athletics Committee shall elect 
ath'etic team managers from the student body to fill 


such places as the Director of Athletics shall desig- 

a. The Director of Athletics shall make to the 
Committee such nominations for managerships 
as he may desire, and other nominations may 
be made by members of the Committee. 

b. The Committee shall elect such persons for 
managers as shall be acceptable to the Director 
of Athletics. 

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 designa- 
ted by the Director of Athletics. 

Sec. 4. Letters and monograms shall be awarded 
by the Committee upon the recommendation of the 
Director of Athletics. 

a. A student shall be eligible to receive the Mary- 
viHe College Varsity "M" when he has com- 
pleted the semester in which the season ends, 
is in good standing in the College, and in a 
given season meets one of the following re- 

( 1 ) Has played in fifteen quarters of regularly 
scheduled intercollegiate football games. 

(2) Has p'ayed in at least one-half of the 
regularly scheduled intercoPegiate basketball 

(3) Has played at least five innings a game 
in each of one-half of the regularly sched- 
uled intercollegiate basebaH games, or pitch- 
ed at least thirty-six innings. 

(4) H:;s scored at least a total of ten points 
in al track meets, or has placed first in 
the State meet. 

(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- 
co.legiate 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 last 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 
reguirements as specified in Section 5. 

(10) Has been an active cheerleader for two 
years and has been recommended by the 
Pep Committee. 

(11) Has served one year as apprentice manager 
and one year as regular manager in the 
same sport. 

b. The Director of Athletics shall have the right 
to recommend for athletic letters players who 
for justifiable reasons have not met all of the 
minimum requirements; and he may, upon state- 
ment of his reasons, decline to recommend play- 
ers who have met the minimum requirements 
listed above. 

c. The types and sizes of the Maryvi le College 
"M" awarded for athledcs shall be as follows: 

( 1 ) Football, a seven and one-half inch block 


(2) Basketball, Baseball, and Track, a six-inch 
block "M". 

(3) Wresting. Tennis, Cross-Country, and 
Swimming a five-inch block "M", 


(4) Cheerleader, a five-inch block "M" with a 
, megaphone design approved by the Com- 

(5) Women Point System, as specified in Sec- 
tion 5. 

Sec. 5. Women students may be awarded let- 
ters and monograms for achievement in the women's 
athletic point system by the Committee upon the 
recommendation of those in charge of physical train- 
ing for women and the Director of Athletics. 

a. The content of the point system and the re- 
quirements for awards shall be determined by 
the College Divsion of Physical Education and 

b. The required number of points and the awards 
shall be as follows: 

( 1 ) For earning 300 points, a six-and-one-half 
by six-and-one-half-inch "MC" monogram. 

(2) For earning 400 points, a six by five inch 

(3) For earning 500 points, a seven by six-inch 

(4) For earning 600 points, a special award for 
superior achievement; thereafter, for each 
additional 600 points earned, 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 
of Athletics. 

By-Laws 3 — Social Commiftee 

Sec. 1. The Social Committee shall be a stu- 
dent-faculty committee composed of the chairman 
and equal numbers of faculty and students. It shall 
include the Dean of Women, the Dean of Students 
the Director of the Social 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 maintain 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 pro- 

f. Maintain a social activities calendar on which 
al student activities must be recorded. 

g. Clear dates for all student activities through 
the Faculty Committee on Scheduling Activi- 

h. Regulate the general social program between 
6:30 and 7:15 each evening except Saturday 
and Sunday evenings. 

i. Establish and maintain rules and regulations for 
all dancing. 

Sec. 4. A'l 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-Laws 4 — Class Organization 

Sec. 1. The officers of each class shall be a 
president, a vice-president, and a secretary-treasurer. 


a. The President shall 

(2) Serve ex-officio as member of the Student 
Council and the Elections Committee. 

(2) Appoint class committees. 

(3) Serve ex-officio as 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 
inability 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 
Faculty Committee on Student Business 
Management at the close of the academic 
year in the spring and transfer the Secre- 
tary's miiiutes, the account and records when 
audited, to his elected successor, except that 
in the senior class the records shall be turned 
over to the Committee on Student Business 

Sec. II. Nominations for all positions shall be 
in class meetings called for the purpose of selecting 


candidates. The number of candidates whose names 
are to appear on the election ballot shall not exceed 
two for each position, except that in the case of 
Student Council representatives the number of candi- 
dates shall not exceed twice the number of positions 
to be filled. Any number of persons may be nomi- 
nated, but shall be reduced to the required number 
of candidates by show of hands. 

Sec. III. Class officers, Student Council repre- 
sentatives, sponsors for Barnwarming, and May Day 
Court members shall be elected annually by a major- 
ity of the votes cast by their respective class mem- 

Sec. IV. 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 not to exceed one dollar per semester. 



TTie Student Council agrees to be responsible 
for the satisfactory working of Town Night and 
will adopt an operating plan to carry out this agree- 

1. It will be responsible for the number of times. 
Town Night may be taken: 

a. Sophomore and Freshman women may have 
one Town Night each week, Monday 
through Friday. 

b. Junior and Senior women may have two 
Town Nights each week, Monday through 
Saturday nights. (Seniors may take one 
night in Knoxville in accordance with sen- 
ior Privilege regulations.) 

2. It will be responsible for the time regulations 
of 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

3. It will be responsible for maintaining area 
limits which include the section of Maryville 
bounded by the College Campus, Cates Street. 
Washington Street, and Harper Street. 

4. It will be responsible for the provision that 
girls must be with a date or in groups of two 
girls at all times; and for making provision for 
Housemothers to know the whereabouts of 
each girl. 

5. It will be responsible for conduct and shall be 
prepared to deal with instances of behavior 
that bring adverse criticism from students. 
faculty, or townspeople. 

6. This agreement sha'l be for the college year 
specified, but shall be subject to question or 
rerall by the Student Council or Executive 
Council of the Faculty at any time and must 
be received and approved each May before 
it is effective for the coming year. 



I. The Town Night Operating Plan shall be in 
accordance with the Town Night Agreement between 
the Executive Council of the Faculty and the Student 
Council. The plan shall be for the college year 
specified 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 Faculty, 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. 

II. Provisions. 

Couples and groups of two or more girls are 

eligib e 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). 

2. Town night couples shall be allowed in the 
parlors of the women's residence halls from 
9:30 to 10:15 p.m. 

3. Freshman and sophomore girls shall be allowed 
one town night a week. This privilege may 
be exercised any night Monday through Fri- 

4. Junior girls shall be allowed two town nights 
a week. These may be taken any week night. 

5. Senior girls shall be allowed two town nights 
a week. These may be taken any week night. 
One night may be taken in Knoxville in ac- 
cordance with Senior Privilege rules. 


Signing Out: 

1. Each girl shall personally sign out in the 
dormitory on a Town Night sign-out slip, and 
file it in the out-box. 

2. Each girl taking Town Night must remove her 
sign-out slip from the out-box and return it 
to the in-box by 10:30. 

3. The out-box shall be locked regardless o£ 
cards in it at 10:30. 

4. Names of girls whose cards are still in the 
out-box when it is locked shall be given to 
the Housemother. The WSGA representative 
in charge of the box will also keep the late 
names, note time of return, and turn these in 
to the Student Council. 

5. Late girls must report immediately to the 
Housemother and the WSGA 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 shaL be held in 
accordance with semester WSGA elections. 

2. These six girls shall work under the direction 
of the Student Council Town Night Commit- 

These gir's shall tend to the box on alternate 
weeks. Their duties shall include: 

a. Locking the box at 10:30 p.m. 

b. Reporting all late names to the Houst- 

c. Keeping a list of the 'ate names, noting the 
time each girl reports to them personaly, 
turning late names and amount of tardiness 
in to the Student Council. 



The area visited shall include only the business 
section of Maryville bounded by the College Campus. 
Washington Street, Harper Street, and Cates Street. 
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 Col'ege and its student body. 

Note: Stanley and Miller Avenues are direct 
routes to College Hill Gril and Jones Avenue to 
Washington St 

III. Responsibility. 

The Student Council is responsible for carrying 
out the agreement. The plan will be effective only as 
.ong as the Student Body is willing to cooperate. The 
Student 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 
rehavior which may bring adverse criticism from 
students, faculty, or townspeople, and with other 
infractions as to area and number of times allowed. 

IV. Penalties. 

The Student Council is responsible for the en- 
forcement of all CoMege rules and regulations for 
persons taking a Town Night, and for administering 
this responsibility. It is empowered to impose penal- 
ties as stated below, or to recommend other penalties. 
In general, maximum penalties imposed shall be as 

1. Suspension of Town Night for eight weeks 

a Failure to sign out on the Town Night 

b. Overstaying the hour by more than five 

c. Taking more Town Nights than the stated 
number a lowed. 


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 criti- 

3. Suspension of Town Night for four weeks for 

a. Being late up to and including five minutes. 

b. Being out of bounds. 

4. Suspension of Town Night for two weeks for 

a. Failure to sign in and return Town Night 
slips to the in-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. 

Additional Explanations: 

1. Girls are to remain at all times in groups of 
two or more. 

2. Penalty for overstaying the time will be im- 
posed after 10:30 p.m. 

3. Students shall go directly to and from the 

4. In connection with note 3, the lobby at Pear- 
sons is on the second floor, not in the dining 
hall entrance. 

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 holi- 
days and are not included in that period of 

7. In the event that more than one penalty is 
inflicted, the Student Council may stipulate 
that the penalties run concurrently. 




President Ethelyn Cathey 

Vice-President Betty McKenney 

Secretary Katherine Leeth 

Treasurer ...._ Evelyn Blackburn 

Nu Gamma Chairman _ _.._ _ Ann Kelton 


Artist Series _ „ Jackie Speigner 

Barnwarming _ _ Faith Nollner 

Community Service _ Barbara Wilkie 

Jane Hussey 

Devotions _ Barbara Cech 

Home Avenue Helen Hasenstab 

Inter-racial _ Millie B^eard 

M Book Judy Ross 

Pi Gamma _ Carol Hutton 

Program Martha Jackson 

Lavinia Lee 

Publicity Ann Yater 

Social Mary Brasfield 

V Radio Carol Sleight 

Y S tore Lynn McMillan 




President - - - Forrest Amidon 

Vice-President -- - Charles Williams 

Secretary Bruce Ingles 

Treasurer _ - — Gavin Douglas 


Artists Series Morgan Biggs 

Barnwarming Ronald Morley 

Community Service - Peter Bailey 

Devotion and Discussion _ Bob McLeod 

Graeme Sieber 

Fellowship John Borter 

•^- Bill Pottev 

Interracial - Charles Cureton 

Missions - Douglas Brian 

M Book Don Nabors 

Maintenance » Cap Johnston 

Jay Bollman 

Publicity „ Bob Hassall 

Howard Meyer 

Worship _ Ray Sammons 

Y Radio Darold Johnsonbaugh 

Y Store Bob Jackson 


Hi Girls. 

rm glad you have decided to come to M. C. 
You have many wonderful experiences in store for 
you in all the activities here on the Hill. 

WSGA will play an important part in your 
campus life so why don't you get acquainted with 
it now by reading over the constitution? Just be- 
cause you're a new student don't underestimate your 
importance in WSGA. You and the other girls make 
up the association and it will function only if we 
all work together to make it successful. 

I hope that before too long I can get to know 
you and help you get acquainted with the coFege. 


Mary Alice Brasfield 



of the 



With the approval of the Executive Council of 

the Facu ty and the President, and upon the vote 
of the women students residing in the dormitories 
of the College, a WSGA has been formed and the 
following Constitution has been adopted for its guid- 
ance. This grant of authority by the Executive Coun- 
cil is conditional to its acceptance and enforcement 
by the students. 

The purpose of the organization shall be to 
provide a medium for self-government for the v.^cmen 
of the College in the various dormitories, within 
the limits of this Constitution and the regulations 
of this Col ege with a view to stimulating and 
m^int^minq standards of Christian living at the Col- 
lege by creating a sense of responsibility to one 
another and to the Co ''ege, and by encouraging 
.«tudent participation in the administration of dormi- 
tory 'ife. 


Section I. General: The name of this organi- 
zation shall be the Women's Student Government 
Association of Maryville College. 

Section IL In the Individual Dormitories: The 

branches cf the ornanization in the dormitories shall 
be known by the title of the dormitory. 

ARTICLE II-Membership 

All women students of Maryville CoMege living 
''n the dr-.-mitories ?hall ^e members of the Women's 
Student Government of Maryville College and eligible 
to vote 


ARTICLE— Organization 

a. A president of Women's Student Govern- 
ment Association shall be elected near the close of 
the spring semester to serve the following school 
year. She shall be a member of the incoming senior 
c ass. If a vacancy occurs in this office at the 
opening of the college year, it shall be filled at the 
fall election time. 

b. Two nominations for President shall be 
submitted by a nominating committee composed of 
one resident of each underclass dormitory and two 
residents 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 for the WSGA 
election. Additional nominations may be made from 
the floor and the nominations shall then be reduced 
to two by vote. 

Section II. House Comittee 

a. In each dormitory there shall be a House 
Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, 
an Emergency 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 near 
the end of the spring semester to serve during the 
following college year; she shall be a member of 
the incoming or continuing class of highest classifi- 
cation regularly residing in the dormitory; all resi- 
dents of that building, and of other buildings, who 
are of such classification that they normally will 
reside the following year in the building electing the 
officers, shall be eligible to vote. In each dormitory 
any vacancy in the chairmanship existing at the 
opening of the College shall be filled at the faM 
election time. 

c. The Vice-Chairman and the Secretary- 
Treasurer shall serve one semester. 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 to serve during the 
fall semester shal be elected by each floor of the 
Freshman and Sophomore dormitories at the end 
of the spring semester, provided there are Sophomores 
planning to room on said floor. In the Junior and 
Senior dormitory the elections will be after the open- 
ing of College in the fall. Those to serve during the 
spring semester shall be elected near the close of the 
fall semester. 

c. The Emergency Fire Captain shall be 
elected near the close of the fall semester to serve 
the fo'lowing spring and fall semesters. Any vacancy 
in this office existing at the opening of College shall 
be filled at the fall election time. 

f. In each dormitory two nominations for 
each office shall be submitted by a nominating com- 
mittee appointed by the House Chairman at a 
meeting of all eligible voters at least one week 
before the date of the election. Additional nomina- 
tions may be made from the floor and the names 
shall then be reduced to two by vote. The President 
of Womens Student Government Association sha^I 
request that the Elections Committee of the Student 
Council conduct the election. The President shall set 
the date of the election at a meeting of all WSGA 
members called by the President. 

Section III. Coordinating Committee 

a. There shall be a Cordinating Committee 
composed of the President of WSGA, the chairman o^ 
each women's residence haP, two freshman women, 
one from Baldwin and one from Memorial, and two 
junior women. The freshman and junior representa- 
tives shall be elected by their respective classes in 
their respective residence halls at a meeting presided 
over by the President of WSGA. 


b. Membership on the Coordinating Commit 
tee shall be for the current year. 

c. The President of WSGA shall be chair- 
man of the Coordinating Committee and shall preside 
at all the meetings. 


Sction I. Duties of the House Committee: 

a. There shall be a regular House Meeting 
for cooperative 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 Chairman. 

b. The duties of the House Committee shall 

1. To assume general responsibility for the 
proper management of the dormitory at all times; 

2. To enforce domitory regulations as to 
study hours, light cuts, and other matters; 

3. To recommend or decide penalties for 
the infractions of dormitory rules; 

4. To arrange the schedule of monitors 
and other appointees: 

5. To cooperate with the Head of the 
Dormitory and other faculty representatives; 

6. To participate in establishing rules as 
hereinafter provided: and 

7. To perform such other duties as may 
appear to be its responsiblity. 

c. The House Chairman shall make it her 
nccial responsibi'ity to: 

1. Discuss with the Head of the Dormi- 
tory matters under consideration at the House Com- 
mittee meetings; 

2. Preside at House Meetings and House 
Committee meetings; and 

3. Appoint such committees as she may 
deem necessary for the organization of the dormitory. 


Section 11. Duties of President of WSGA 

a. The duties of the President of WSGA 

shall be: 

1. To preside over all meetings of the 

2. To coordinate the policies of WSGA 
with the College; and 

3. To meet with the Dean of Women for 
cooperative planning under such arrangements as 
seem feasible to both. 

Section III. Duties of Fire Captain: 

a. The duties of the Fire Captain shall be: 

1. To organize her dormitory for fire 
drill, and 

2. To conduct a fire dri 1 once each month 
in which members of the dormitory shall participate. 

ARTICLE V^Establishing Rules 

Section I. The making of the rules of the College 
and of the dorm.itories is de egated by ihe Directors 
of the College to the Executive Council of the 
Faculty. However, through approval of the Consti- 
tution and other action the Executive Council at 
present grants to student organizations certain partici- 
pation in determining what the rules sha 1 be. 

Secaon II. The rules governing dormitory life 
shall be revised at least once a year, preferably 
near the c ose of the fall semester, by the House 
Committee in each women's dormitorv and by the 
Coordinating Committee, and the recommendations 
submitted to the E-ecutive Council through the Dean 
of Students. One or more of the House Committee 
Chairmen may go to the Executive Council meeting 
with the Dean of Students to assist in the presen- 
tation. Other House rules no': in corf'ict wi'h the 
!ules established bv the faculty may be made from 
time to time by ea h House Committee. 


ARTICLE Vl-Penalties 

Section 1. In ordinary cases penalties for in- 
fraction of dormitory regulations shall be decided and 
administered by the House Committee; but the Com- 
mittee may at its discretion refer cases to the Co- 
ordinating Committee for advice or recommendation; 
the Coordinating Committee may refer the case back 
to the House Committee or to the Dean of Students 
for faculty consideration. 

Section II. Penalties imposed by the House Com- 
mittee shal' be in the form of withdrawal of privileges, 
hut other penalties may be recommended by the 
House Committee or the Dean of Students for faculty 

ARTICLE VII^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 the President. Proposed amend- 
ments shall be posted in each women's dormitory 
at 'east one week before a vote is taken. 

Approved by the Executive Council of Faculty 
December 13, 1945. Adopted by Women of the 
College on January 21, 1946. 

BY-LAW NO. 1 -House Dues 

House dues in the amount to be agreed upon 
by the residents of the house at the beginning of 
each semester shall be collected by the House 
Committee for operating expenses. 

BL-LAW NO. 2— Senior Privileges 
The proposal is that senior women shall have 


several privileges not possessed by underclass women. 
The purpose is to give students, upon attaining the 
classification of senior, open recognition of rank. 

The provisions are as follows: 

1. Each senior woman may have two town nights 
each week with the same rules in effect as stated in 
the Student Council Town Night Agreement. 

a. It shall be the duty of senior women to 
report to the Coordinating Committee of WSGA all 
freshman, sophomore, and junior women taking privi- 
leges set aside for senior women, and all senior 
women infringing upon provisions of senior privileges. 

2. Senior women may date in Knoxville on one 
town night each week and return to the dormitory not 
jater than 11:00 p.m. Groups of two or more women 
may have the same privilege. Only bus transportation 
is approved. 

3. 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 the residential section of the city, 
and sign up for parlor dates. Groups of couples may 
walk in the College Woods or around the seven- 
mile loop. 

li: shall be the duty of the Coordinating Commit- 
tee of WSGA to impose or recommend the fol'owing 


a. Infringement by senior women of any of the 
above provisions will result in suspension of all 
senior privileges for four months. 

b. Any freshman, sophomore, or junior women 
taking privileges (without permission) set aside for 
senior women shall be reported by senior women to 
whom privileges are allowed. 

( 1 ) The infraction by freshman, sophomore, 
or junior women of the senior privileges of dating in 
Knoxvi le, unless authorized to be there, and Sunday 
afternoon dating shall result in a suspension of the 
town night for four months of the school year. 


(2) It shall be duty of the Coordinating 
Committee of WSGA to withdraw any or all privi- 
leges of a student who does not live up to the general 
standards or principles or whose conduct is unseemly. 

BY-LAW NO. 3^Junior Privileges 

1. Each junior woman may have two town 
nights a week with the same rules in effect as stated 
in the Student Council Town Night Agreement. 

2. The provisions for responsibilities and penal- 
ties shall be the same as in By-Law No. 2 for 
senior women. 

3. Junior women shall have the privilege of 
dating on Sunday afternoon from 2:30 until the 
supper hour. The privilege is the same as that for 
Senior women. 



College is the place to learn selection and 
discrimination. Start using this principle when choos- 
ing your extra-curricular activities. You must not 
gc to ex.rema and join every club that comes your 
way. If you do, you'll soon find yourse'f all bogged 
down and your enthusiasm lost in social activities as 
well as studies. 

During your freshman year, pick one or two 
activities on which to concentrate your efforts. Then, 
if your grades remain high and you find time for 
other activities, you'll have plenty of time to become 
a member of another club later. Remember that 
such activities as the Echo staff and debating take 
more time each year. Once you have joined a group, 
try to stay with it through the rest of your College 
life. If, during your junior or senior year, you feel 
you are forced to give up something, the least you 
can do is not to substitute one club for another. 


Pi Kappo Dell-a 

Maryville has the distinction of having the 
Tennessee Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, national 
honorary forensic fraternity. Debaters 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 achieve- 
ment. Maryville participates in the Pi Kappa Delta 
National and Provincial Conventions. 


Theto Alpho Phi 

Talented dramatic students may, upon meeting 
certain 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 year. 

Sigma Delta Psi 

Maryville's chapter of Sigma Delta Psi was 
established in 130. Membership is earned by meeting 
the requirements of various athletic tests in the 
presence of a responsible committee. 

Alpha Gamma Sigma 

Alpha Gamma Sigma was organized in the spring 
o- 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 7.0, or a B plus average. 


Sfudenf Volunt-eers 

Student Vols is affiliated with the national Stu- 
dent Volunteers Movement. Vols is a fellowship of 
students who wish to establish and further a signifi- 
cant concern in the missionary enterprise. It is com- 
posed not on'y of students who are planning to go 
to the field, but also, and chiefly, of all those who are 
in any way interested in the mission of Christ's 
church. The weeklv programs (Sunday night after 
Vespers, usual'y in Bartlett Hall) present informative 


and challenging aspects of the work being done on 
both the foreign and home mission fields. Regular 
prayer-fellowship and study groups, a special mis- 
sionary out-reach project, and socials also have a 
vital part in the total Vol's program. 

Porish Projecf 

The Maryville College Parish was incorporated 
last year in the new larger parish of the Blount 
Couriy area. College students are needed in the 
program to serve as Sunday School teachers and ar 
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 

Pre-Ministerial AssociaHon 

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 meet- 
ings twice a month the Association shares in planning 
with the other religious organizations, YM, Y\V, and 
Student Vols, the campus prayer meetings and other 
campus religious programs. Its members are encour- 
aged to engage in some form of service to local mis- 
sions and rural churches in the vicinity of Maryville. 

Writer's Workshop 

Literary interest and achievement are the basis 
for membership in Writer's Workshop. Members are 
elected from the junior and senior classes and facu'ty. 
Each member writes and presents to the group two 
papers each year for criticism and in turn serves 
as literary critic. 




Varied activities and friendships highlight the 
program of Bainonian Society. Soon after school 
starts this year, Bainonian will join her brother 
society Kappa Phi to present a Rush Week program. 
Weekly meetings through the year are held in Bain- 
onian Hall. 

Theta Epsiion 

Organized in 1894, Theta Epsiion Society has 
p'ayed an active part in campus life. The second week 
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 

Alpha Sigma, founded in 1884, offers men of 
the College an opportunity to participate in activi- 
ties that will build true friendships. It enters teams 
in all intramural sports and holds an annual weekend 
trip to the mountains, barbecue, banquet, and similar 
activities. It joins with its sister society Theta Epsi'on 
in producing a dance and a Rush Week program. 

Kappa Phi 

Lasting friendships are made in Kappa Phi So- 
ciety, oddest society on the campus. College men ap- 
preciate a society that brings them a varied and inter- 
esting social program and also active participation in 
the College's intramural program. Kappa Pi joins 
Bainonian, its sister society, in its annual Rush Week 
program and holds weekly meetings in its society 


Christian Education Club 

Maryville's newest campus organization — the 
Christian Education Club — was formed for the pur- 
pose of giving an opportunity to prospective Di- 
rectors of Christian Education and church workers 
to become famihar with various skills needed in the 
field. This is done through a program of lectures 
and laboratory periods. The club is open to all those 

International Relations Club 

Maryville's I.R.C. is affiliated with the Associ- 
ation of International Relations Clubs. Its purpose 
is to stimulate an awareness of current international 
affairs. Student-led programs include movies, speakers, 
and discussions on such pertinent topics as Indo- 
China, Israel, and South Africa. 

Pre-Med Club 

To anyone who is planning to go into medicine 
or nursing the Pre-Med Club offers an excellent 
chance for hearing lectures on medicine and related 
fields from various prominent members of those pro- 

Often there are student participation programs 
or selected short movies. The club meets twice a 
month throughout both semesters and interest is 
the only prerequisite to membership. 

French Club 

The French Club is composed of thirty members 
who are taking French and who qualify for mem- 
bership by scholarship and interest. This club features 
semi-monthly programs of French songs, games, 
movies, and play.s, and holds occasional socials. 

German Club 

All College students who are interested in Ger- 
man 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 stimulate interest and arouse 
participation in different phases of German culture. 

Spanish Club 

The limited active membership of thirty plus 
all nadve Spanish-speaking students on the campus, 
are elected from applicants who are interested in 
the activities of the Spanish Club. Beside 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 
labortory, there are an outdoor picnic and a Christmas 
party featuring the Spanish pinata. All Freshmen are 
invited to visit che club when they arrive on the 

"M" Club 

"M" Club is the girls' 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 Varsity. In addition to athletic 
activities two hours a week, the members meet 
monthly for business discussions and enjoy an ath- 
letic activity together. The high spot of the club's 
activities is the weekend hike in the Smoky Mountains 
once each semester. 

Men's "M" Club 

The Men's "M" Club is open to all varsity 
lettermen. and male members of the coaching faculty. 
The purpose of the organization is to further the 
bonds of ath'etic brotherhood on the Maryville 
campus, to be of service to the school and the athletic 
program, and to increase loyalty to the best interests 
o: the College. 

Disc Club 

The Disc Club was organized in 1936 to en- 
courage music appreciation. Its organization is very 
informa\ and all students who wish are considered 
members. Half-hour programs of music representative 


of various periods and styles are presented twice 
monthly after the evening meal. 

Future Teachers of America 

Jasper Converse Barnes Chapter of the Future 
Teachers of America 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. 

B. G. 

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 elected members. Originally organized 
for hiking, the club today is purely socia'. 

Business Club 

The Business Club was formed for the purpose 
of promoting a better understanding of sound busi- 
ness practices and to give its mem^^ers a wider 
acquaintance with the various fields of business and 
the opportunities and possibilities that they offer. 
This is done through semi-monthly meetings at 
which different business leaders ta'k to the group and 
films on various phases of business are shown. Al- 
though membership is limited to majors in business 
administration and economics, its meetings are open 
to anyone interested in the field of business. 

Music Education Club 

The Music Education Club is affiliated with the 
Music Educator's National Conference as Student 
Members Chapter 383. Membership is open to all 
students interested in teaching music. Meetings are 
held the first and third Thursdays of each month. 



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. 

Highland Echo 

The Highland Echo is the college newspaper, 
usually published weekly Freshmen and other new 
students are welcome 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 writing, 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 usuaUy a senior. Chief purpose and 
policy of the Echo is to present campus news as 
interestingly and as thoroughly as possible. 


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 
a'l of the student body. 

Alumni Magazine 

The Alumni Magazine sends news of the College 
and alumni to former students of the College. It 
is published quarterly by the Alumni office. 

M Book 

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 
activities are described within for the student's benefit. 



If you have any musical ability whatsoever, be 
it singing, blowing a tuba, or playing a violin, 
there's ample opportunity at Maryvi.le to develop 
those talents. The musical program gets in full swing 
with the performance of the marching band at the 
footcall games and ends with the choir's final anthem 
on qraduation day. Recitals which anyone may at- 
tend are given from time to time by music students 
and faculty. 

Vesper Choir 

The Vesper Choir provides good training and 
genuine p^easure 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 participates in the weekly vesper services 
and the daily chapel programs as well as presenting 
special programs in Maryville and surrounding cities. 
The choir has sung in many cities of the East. 
Midwest and South. 

All-Girl Choir 

The sixty girls who compose this group are 
selected 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 pre- 
sent a sacred concert, and in the spring the com- 
bined groups present a program of scular music. 

Men's Glee Club 

This group consists of about forty men, but 
additional members may be admitted by tryouts 
each semester. The sacred concert in the fall and 
a secu'ar 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 one out- 
of-town trip with the team. For freshmen and sopho- 
mores the marching practice takes the place of the 
physical education requirement. When football season 
is over, the marching band reorganizes as a concert 
tand. which gives an outdoor concert during the last 
few days before commencement. Don't take the chance 
of net having an instrument for tryouts: bring it along 
with you this fall. 

As befits true "Highlanders," the band is uni- 
formed 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 p'aced by 
tryouts each fall. They gain valuable experience 
in presenting two concerts of classical numbers an- 
nually and accompanying "The Messiah." Their 
spring concert features an outstanding music student 
playing a well-known concerto. 

Tau Kappa Chi 

This is a musical organization for students who 
either are music majors or are taking applied music. 
Its purpose is to promote student and community 
interest in music. The aims are to raise the general 
academic standing of those enrolled in music; to 
provide a goal for all students interested in music; 
to promote thoroughly trained musicianship; and to 
further the understanding of all types of music. 
A general average of B for the last two semesters is 
required for membership. 

String Ensemble 

The String Ensemble is open to al string players 
in the orchestra. Various programs are given through- 
out the year, both on and off-campus. Programs 
last year included playing intermission music for 
"Pygmalion," a program at a local high school, and 
a regular music hall concert. 




The Maryville College Playhouse originated in 
the fa 1 of 1949. In addition to those who are 
qualified as Players, there are many Apprentices 
working toward the position of Player. Three out- 
standing olays were presented last year: in the fall, 
"Street Scene"; in the spring, "She Stoops To 
Conouer" was presentd; and the Commencement Play 
was "Pygma ion." 

Besides the major plays the Experimental Theatre 
gives several one-act plays during the year. 


Through the vears Maryville has had an out- 
standing record in debating and other speech activi- 
ties. Debating is an excellent extra-curricular activity 
in that it develops ability and effectiveness in speak- 
ing, encourages interest in world affairs, teaches 
one to reason logically, and provides a sense of 
achievement for a job wel done. It will be especially 
valuable for those planning to enter the ministry or 
law professions. 

The varsity squad is coached by various faculty 
members. All students be^ow senior classification are 
urged to come out for debate. The sole requirements 
are interest and willingness to work. Returning de- 
baters are composed of students of the three upper 
classes. That many return year after year should be 

proof enough of the worthwhileness and rewards of 




Every boy has at one time or another dreamed 
of being a star in some sport. At Maryville there 
is a fine chance of making that dream a reahty. 
Maryville is very active in intercollegiate sports 
and a'so maintains a well organized intramural sports 
program for those who wish to participate. For the 
girls there is a well-developed point svstem whereby 
thy may earn a sweater with an '"M" or an "MC" 
monogram. No one is permitted to wear other school 
letters at MaryviMe. 

Maryvi'le does not buy her athletes. Those who 
participate in inter-collegiate sports earn their places 
on the teams by physical prowess and acceptable 

IntercoHegiate Athletics 

Marvville is known for her strength in minor 
sports. She competes with the best colleges and 
universities in the field. In past years Maryville has 
placed high in wrestling in the Southeastern AAU 
Tournament. The tennis team compiled an excellent 
record, winning all intercollegiate matches but four. 
The cross-country team came through the season with 
a good record. 

In major sports MaryviPe holds her own with 
colleges of the same size. Through the years she 
has had good records in baseball, basketball, foot- 
ball, and track. 

Let's all support our teams enthusiastically, win 
or lose, because school spirit is part of Maryville's 
athletic program, too. 



Every man has a chance to participate in non- 
varsity sports through the intramural program, which 
devolops social traits as well as physical fitness. The 
program includes touch-football, soccer, volleyball, 
basketball, swimming, wrestling, track, softball, tennis, 
golf, ping-pong, badminton, and cross country. The 
physical education requirement consists of two hours 
a week of regular gym classes for freshmen, while 
sophomores may either attend classes or participate 
in intramurals. Although not required of juniors and 
seniors, many upperclassmen take active part in the 
fun and recreation which these sports provide. 


Sept. 17— Open 

24— Jacksonville State College There 

Oct. 1— Center College Here 

8— East Tenn. State College Here 

IS— Emory and Henry College There 

22^ — U. T. Freshmen „ Here 

29— Howard College There 

Nov. 5 — Carson-Newman College Here 

12— Concord State College „ There 



Aztez T^ums— only legal smoking area on campus; 
located near "Big Steps." 

Baldwin Beac/i— the hedged-in terrain on the north 
side of Baldwin Hall where Maryville beauties bask 
in the Tennessee sun. Proper clothing for going to 
and from consists of raincoat, or shorts and shirt, or 
the equivalent, over your sunning outfit. 

Se//— that object hung in Anderson tower which 
calls us to classes and to meals, and which, when 
rung following a football game, indicates a Scotty 

Bue Book — a small eight-page notebook required 
by many teachers for taking examinations; also 
used to refer to the kind of test which requires a 

Circle Drive — the circular pavement surrounding the 
main campus, on which pleasant walking may be 
enjoyed until 7:15 each week night and 7 on 

Comps— short for Comprehensive Examinations, an 
excruciating ordeal through which Seniors must go 
at the end of their College stay. 

Cram ^colloquial verb meaning to attempt to assimi- 
late some knowledge of a course just prior to an 
exam; is not a recommended method. 

Crzp-Course— an extinct term; the name given to 
a course in which, supposedly, a D student can 
make an A without even buying a textbook (Every- 
body may call it that just before YOU take it.) 

Cu^— what you take when you're absent from a 
class on vour own responsibility; check your al'ow- 
ances and keep your own record. 

Honor /?o//— what you're on if your average for 
the preceding semester was B or better; that list 


which raises your reputation and the number of 
cuts you're allowed as well. 

Light Cu^^ applied to the women's dorms when 
the young ladies keep their lights on after 11 p.m. 

Loitering — taken from the Student Council root; mean- 
ing you'd better keep moving on your way to and 
from town and other College doin's. 

Loop'— comes in a variety of sizes — five miles for 
hikers, seven miles for intrepid hikers, and in the 
large economy size (twelve miles) for exercise fad- 

Moonshined— state which means that you and the 
boyfriend (or girlfriend, as the case may be) have 
been somewhere or have been doing something that 
isn't on the "approved list" and your relationship 
to each other and to those of the opposite sex is 
temporarily affected. It's a state you'll want to 
avoid at all cost, and conduct at all times becoming 
a lady or gentleman is a good insurance policy 
against this. 

Quiz—short examination, generally of the "pop" 
variety, guaranteed to catch you by surprise— and 
at a loss, if you're not parallel with the class schedule. 

Ralphs the "legendary figure" on campus who may 
appear at any time from behind the nearest shrub 
and catch you off guard; our beloved Night Watch- 
man; the little man who's always there. 

Student He/p— includes practically all students. Ap- 
plied to those who type, wait tables, staff the Library, 
assist teachers, and wag mail-bags, to name only 
a few of the many student-filled jobs at Maryville. 
The tenth of the month is pay day, as you'll soon 
be able to tell from the bright faces at that time. 

Town Girl's /?oom—' ocated on the second floor of 
Thaw for the convenience of women students who 
live in town; a place where they mav leave their 
hooks and rest during their free periods. 




DAILY 8:30-10:00 A.M. 
12:30- 1:20 PM. 
3:00- 5:00 P.M. 
9:30- 10:15 P.M. 

SATURDAY 8:30-10:00 A.M. 

After Dinner - 6:15 P.M. 
3:00- 5:00 P.M. 
After Lunch - 6:15 P.M. 

Patronize our Y sfore 





And investigate the opportunities it of- 
fers to earn extra money. 

No one is obligated to work at definite 
hours, but may sew at her own convenience. 


Located in Thaw Hall Basement 


You're Invited to Open a 


Phone Free 3763 


Knoxyille, Tennessee 


Knoxville Scenic Studios, Inc. 

Maryville Pike — Knoxville, Tenn. 


Distinctive Stage Equipment 

Furnished for the New 



"The Student's Store" 

Since 1919 the Best Place to Trade 

f .123 W. BROADWAY, k 

'Sportswear for Every Occasion" 


Compliments of 

Hitch Radio and TV 

Records — Sheet Music 

Gamble Building Phone 4200 


Blount Notional Bonk Building 


''Where the Elite Meet to Eat" 
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Batemon 



Music — News — Sports — 1400 kc 



Maryville, Tennessee 
Quality — Courtesy — Service 

Phone 18 We Deliver 

Compliments of 



Phone 1 Moryville^ Tenn. 

Compliments of 


See Our Representative in Each Dormitory 
High Street Phone 612 

Compliments of 


Only Two Blocks from the South Gate 


J. M. Nicely John Fortenberry 





Maryville Exclusive 
Keepsake Diamond Dealer 


'Mts Easy to Pay — ^The Royal Way" 
Gamble Building Phone 1118 

Compliments of 



Compfiments of 




MaryviKe's Leading Prescription Store 

Maryville, Tennessee Phones 26 & 66 


Phones 3 and 4 

Afl Mokes of Typewriters Repaired 

See the New Royal 

"Gray Magic Portables" 


Court and High Phone 3755 

Won't Write? Call White 



Are Having a Pow-Wow! 
Be Sure to Join the Pow-Wow! 

Compliments of 






Welcomes You and Invites You to Join 


"The Cake Makes the Party'' 
Phone 1303 W. Broadway 


New Providence Presbyterian 

Francis W. Pritchard, Minister 
Jerry G. Elliott, Assistant Minister 

We cordially invite you to share in the wor- 
ship, social, and service life of our church 
while you are here. Please feel free to call 
upon us for any services that our pastor or 
church may offer. 

General Supt., Church School 

Church School 9:15 

(Classes for College Students) 

Morning Worship 10:30 

Westminster Fellowship 6:00 

Midweek Service (Wed.) 7:15 

Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Wed.) 8:15 


The Pre-Ministeriol Association 

Welcomes All New Students 


Welcome to the 


803 Court Street 
(at the South Gate of the Campus) 

Church School -- 9:15 

Morning Worship 10:30 

"A Church that Lives to Serve" 


A Hearty Welcome fo All 
Students at Maryyille College 


Fireproof, Air Conditioned 

Member American Automobile Association 

Write or Call 

Located on Highway 73 

Less Than One Mile from 

the College Entrance.