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THE M BOOK
ABCS OF SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE LIVING
Judy Ross Don Nabors
Sue Settle - Art
Absences 3 T
Alma Mater 6
Alpha Sigma 73
Alerations . 1 7
Alumni Magazine S3
Attendance 3 1
B. C. Club 76
Bamwarming ] 1
Business Club 77
Christian Education Club 74
Class Organization 47
Commencement 1 2
Constitution, Student Body 35
Constitution, WSCA 63
Dining Hall 25
Disc Cub 76
Dormitory 1 6
Dramatics 8 1
Electrical Appliances 18
Experimental Theater 81
Extra Current 18, 19
Extra Curricular 71
Faculty Recreation 1
February Meetings 14
Football Schedule 86
Fred Hope Fund 1 4
French Club 75
F T A 77
German Club 75
Highland Echo 83
Homecoming ] ]
Honorary Fraternities . 71
Junior Privileges 70
Kappa Phi 73
Knoxville, trips to 69
M Book 83
M Club 76
May Day 12
Men's Dormitory 24
Men's Glee Club 79
Men's M Club 76
Music Groups 78
Open House — 1 2
Parish Project 74
Radios 1 9
Senior Privileges 69
Smoking 21, 29
Social Life 26
Spanish Club 75
Student Body Constitution 35
Student Council 37
Student-Faculty Senate 39
Student Volunteers 73
Study Hours 19
Sunday Dating 26
Tau Kappa Chi 80
Theta Epsilon 73
Town Night 51, 54
Traditions . 1
Vesper Choir 78
Who's Who 33
Women's Dormitories 22
Women's Choir 79
Women's Varsity 46
The Staff of the 1956-1957 M Book wish all of yo-j
a happy and successful college year. If our efforts in
preparing this book help you toward that end, we will
consider them worthwhile.
The primary aim of the M Book is to acquaint you.
with that part of college life not found in the class-
rooms or in textbooks.
We express our sincere appreciation to those who
have given their time and cooperation in making this
book possible, and we hope it will be beneficial and
practical to all of you throughout this new college
Where Chilhowee's lofty mountains
Pierce the southern blue,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater,
Noble, grand, and true.
Orange, Garnet, float forever.
Ensign of our hill!
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,
Hail to Maryville!
As thy hilltop crowned with cedars
So thy memory fresh shall linger
Through life's smiles and tears.
Lift the chorus, wake the echoes,
Make the welkin ring!
Hail the queen of all the highlands!
Loud her praises sing!
(Words and Music by Charles Huffman, '49)
On, Highlanders, down the field,
Rolling up a high score'
Tear into the end zone,
Smash on through that line,
Send a rousing cheer on high.
And our boys will shine.
Come on and fight, fight, fight!
Come on and fight, fight, fight f
For dear old Maryville!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sept. 4-10, Opening program:
Sept. 4, Tuesday, 4:00 p. m, — New students
Sept. 5. Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. — Semester opens;
registration of new students; payment of
bills by old or new students who have
Sept. 6, Thursday, 8:00 a. m. — Opening chapel
Sept. 7, Friday, 8:00 a. m. — Annual Convo-
cation; first meeting of classes,
Sept. 8, Saturday, 8:00 p. m. — Y.M.C.A. and
Sept. 10, Monday, 8:00 p.m. — Faculty reception.
Oct. 12-13, Fall Meeting of the Directors.
Oct. 1 3, Saturday — Founders and Homecoming
Nov. 22, Thursday — Thanksgiving Day.
Dec. 9, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. — "The Messiah."
Dec. 14-20, First semester final examinations.
Dec. 20, Thursday, noon — First semester ends;
Christmas holidays begin.
Jan. 16. Wednesday, 8:00 a. m. — Chapel; Christ-
mas holidays end; second semester begins.
Feb. 6-14, February Meetings.
Apr. 21, Sunday — Easter.
Apr. 23-24, Comprehensive Examinations for Seniors,
and National Cooperative Test for Soph-
May 1 , Wednesday — May Day Festival.
May 15-21, Second semester final examinations.
May 17-22, Commencement week:
May 17, Friday, 8:30 p. m. — Commencement
May 1 8, Saturday — Alumni Day.
May 19, Sunday — Baccalaureate Day:
10:30 a.m. — Baccalaureate service.
4:00 p.m. — Music hour.
7 :00 p.m. — Vespers.
May 21, Tuesday:
3:00-5:00 p.m. — President's reception
8:30 p.m. — Commencement play.
May 22, Wednesday — Commencement Day:
9:00 a.m. — Spring Meeting of the
10:30 a.m. — Graduation exercises,
FIRST SEMESTER, 1957 - 1958
Sept. 3, 4:00 p.m. — New students report.
I take this means, provided by the M Book, to ex-
tend a welcome to all who enter Maryville College or
who return for the year 1956-1957,
One wishes it were possible to familiarize every
student at once with the ideals and events which conj-
stitute the character and history of Maryville CollegB
over the 137 years since its first class met. I commend
to you not only the brief sketches in the catalog and
other bulletins but also the more detailed history writ-
ten by my own predecessor, Dr. Samuel Tyndale
Wilson. His book, A Century of Maryville College
and Second Century Beginnings, may be seen in the
Very early in the book and repeated in various places
is a list of qualities which historically have been re-
lated to what is known as the Maryville Spirit. These
qualities usually have been named in this way: breadth
of "vision, thorough scholarship, spiritual religion, and
unselfish service. I commend these to you as keys to
a successful college career and to a successful life.
-.,•..,. Ralph Waldo Lioyd
: " " -. President
You will catch the spirit of Maryville and feel that
you are a part of our college family when you become
acquainted with some of her traditions. They are the
things big and little that make being a student some-
thing sort of special — those things that will make your
love and understanding for your college broader and
deeper and your memories of your days here more
vivid and pleasant.
You will always remember your first few days at
Maryville as days of LINES — registration lines, Treas-
urer's Office I nes, Bookstore lines, and more lines.
Then comes the most surprising and longest line of al!
which is somewhat different in dress and in procedure
from all the rest. Your dress is formal, your handshake
firm and your smile is your brightest. All this leads
to the FACULTY RECEPTION. There will be new
faces and new names which will grow to mean a great
deal to you durmg and long after your college years.
These are wonderful, hazy days for the freshmen as
vou are sought enthusiastically by the four societies.
Theta Epsilon and Alpha Sigma, and Bainonian and
Kappa Phi are the two pairs of sister and brother
societies. These societies carry out friendly, but
spirited, competitive campaigns as each pair pack into
their RUSH WEEK such events as the tea and square
dance sponsored by Bainonian and Kappa Phi, and the
fashion show and the splash party sponsored by Theta
and Alpha Sigma. Each society's RUSH WEEK is cli-
maxed with a formal, spectacular, musical production.
This last festivity is "the" one foi you girls, as you are
decked out in a lovely formal and escorted by a blind
date. The choice of "the" society is often a difficult
one, but remember that the one that you finally de-
cide on deserves your wholehearted support.
In the evening you may feel the need of a coke,
sandwich, or an ice-cream cone at the STUDENT
CENTER. Here you'll find many students gathered in
an attractive lounge, a recreation center, and the Y-
Store, which is the food-supplying section of the
STUDENT CENTER. Incidently, it is a good place to
stop on your way home from the Saturday night doin's
on campus, too.
It won't be long, either, before you discover the
two adjectives which are so much a part of the spirit
of Maryville. That is, the WARMTH and FRIENDLI-
NESS that are not only a tradition here but a vital
part of the whole atmosphere — everyone has it. The
spontaneity with which you reply to the friendly "hi"
and the bright smiles between classes will mean as
much to you as to those you meet, and friendships
are easily and readily made.
The ARTISTS SERIES, which consists of noted guest
artists, provides culture as well as enjoyment. In the
past year we have had Sanroma, Douglas and Rathbone,
Igor Corin, the Mozarteum Orchastra, and several
Soon FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY comes
in all its dignity. In the morning a chapel service
solemnly marks the founding of the College. Dorms
are colorfully decorated to receive the alumni who
arrive in great nurhbers. In the afternoon there's a big
Homecoming parade with floats of each organization
represented as it processes through the town, and that
evening the Scotties meet their toughest foe on the
old home field. Oh yes — you'll admire and envy the
lovely Senior girl who is chosen to reign as Home-
coming Queen over the climaxing, gala affair.
Your guess is as good as ours as to what the theme
of this year's BARNWARMINC will be. This is THE
show of the Fall and is held each Thanksgiving eve in
the Alumni Gym. Sponsored by the Y's, every effort
is made to present the best talent in this musical pro-
duction. You'll enjoy the little booths before the main
feature. For an added attraction there is presented a
court composed of the King and Queen chosen from
the Senior class, and attendants from each of the four
classes, elected by the student body. But, like the
theme, the court is kept a top secret until Barnwarming
In no time at all Christmas is here, bringing with
it a welcome vacation (preceded by a siege of final
exams) . In the midst of all the pre- Christmas rush
you'll want to take time out for the annual presen-
tation of Handel's THE MESSIAH. The Vesper Choir,
the Women's Choir, and the Men's Glee Club form
the nucleus of the hundreds of voices that blend into
this inspiring oratorio. The College orchestra also
takes part with Mr. Harter directing.
Curiosity is always aroused by the glimpses of
jw4ndows being washed, curtains aired, and rugs vig-
orously beaten by the men and women of the campus.
The reason for such display of energy toward domestic
chores is because OPEN HOUSE is on its way. This is
the time when you can see how the other half lives!
One of the outstanding musical production of the
year comes when the Women's Choir and the Men's
Glee Club combine to present an operetta. Last year
the production was the well-known spectacle of light
and gay music, and colorful costumes and choreo-
graphy, "Finian's Rainbaw".
Spring is officially here when the college student
body and many town people make their way to the
Amphitheater in the college woods for the annual
MAY DAY PAGEANT. A dramatization of a fairy tale
is presented for the audience and the May Day Court.
This consists of a Queen, who has been chosen from
the Senior Class, and her attendants, who are chosen
from the other classes and reign with the May Queen
over the festivities.
We began by telling you about your first days
here on the Hill, and we reach a climax with COM-
MENCEMENT. Classes and exams are over and the
dignified services are at hand. The procession begins
with the Daisy Chain, composed of fourteen girls from
the Junior Class who make the long chain through
which pass the Choir, Graduating Class, Board of
Directors, and Faculty. Graduation brings many mixed
emotions as it is both a sad and a happy occasion, for
it symbolizes and commemorates many ideals and goals,
for the graduate, for his faculty friends, and for his
parents. Maryville's spirit has imprinted upon the
student within her walls the strength, knowledge, and
insight that prepare him for a worthwhile service in
the field that he has chosen.
Maryville emphasizes the building of the mind,
body, and spirit. In her organizations she develops
personality and friendship, as students work and play
together. In her classes and studies she emphasizes
the importance of intellectual curiosity and the ac-
quiring of knowledge. And in her religious organiza-
tions and services one's spiritual growth is nurtured and
inspired to loftier goals. Through each of these areas
there is a common purpose which is a strong unifying
factor in the campus life. It is the spiritual emphasis
on our campus that is the impetus to the friendliness
and desire to help that is so prevalant in each student.
This is an introduction to the religious program that
Maryville offers. These are some of the high-lights of
the opportunities and vital programs that are planned
for the students to participate in, to share, and to
ALL -CAMPUS PRAYER MEETING is held every
Thursday evening at 9:30 in the Y rooms on the side
of Thaw. These meetings are led by a Senior who
delivers a short meditation and has the devotions be-
fore his message. This provides an opportunity, not
only for the person leading, but for those who partake,
to share in prayer and in Christian thoughts together.
This year we are fortunate to have the LITTLE
CHAPEL open for small groups and individual worship.
This chapel is located in Samuel Tyndale Wilson
Chapel. It will be open at all times for devotional:
Sunday is a quiet, peaceful day for the students
as they return from Sunday School and Church. In the
afternoon the Y's give an inspiring program and in
the evening VESPERS provides an opportunity for
worship and ,praise as we hear a message from a
speaker and listen to our own Vesper Choir. Sunday
is the day that starts our week off with freshness
Sometime early in the fall, the College begins its
drive for the FRED HOPE FUND, which was estab-
lished as a tribute to the memory of one of Mary-
ville's outstanding graduates, Fred Hope, who spent
his life as a missionary in Africa. Today this ipund
enables Maryville College students and faculty to have
a part in some outstanding and needy mission work in
the foreign field. In the past years we have given'
our support to a hospital in Ferozepore, India, where
Dr. Dorothy Ferris, a graduate of Maryville, is head
doctor. She, incidentally, was here just this last year
on our campus, telling us of the work and advance-
ments that are being done in her area. This drive is
not only a responsibility but a privilege. You'll want to
share in this worthwhile drive.
In the first few days of our second semester we
have an inspiring week of religious emphasis and
spiritual re-awakening, FEBRUARY MEETINGS. The
team of religious leaders consists of the one who brings
the message, the one who leads in singing, and the
one who plays the piano. These men lead both morning
and evening services for the entire ten days of the
meetings. There is such a strong interest in the topics
of the messages that there usually are group discus-
sions after the regularly scheduled evening meetings,
plus many private conferences with the leaders. It is
an opportunity and privilege to attend these services
for the renewed strength that is received for the
weeks that follow.
Nothing is as beautiful as the thrill of seeing the
sun's first rays burst over the Smokies as the Vesper
Choir sings triumphantly, "Alleluia, Christ Is Risen."
Nature is all around you as you sit on top of the hill
in the Amphitheater and gaze upon the cross and
reflect upon the true meaning of Easter. The EASTER
SUNRISE SERVICE is not only an enriching but a
worthwhile experience in one's college life.
Each spring, near the end of the school year, the
Y's RETREAT to a beautiful lake in the mountains
for the week-end. This is a time not only of spiritual
fellowship, but of spiritual evaluation of the programs
and individual growth of the year. The RETREAT
also gives an opportunity to plan a more pertinent and
vital program for the following year. A new theme is
chosen as a guide for both Y's to follow and to share.
This year the theme is "Christ Is Life". The Y's are
most important organizations on the campus, and
their spiritual influence is shown by the active mem-
bership and wide interest that is shown as the stud-
ents participate in the programs together.
There are many groups on the campus in which
one can grow spiritually, but it is also recognized that
each one has his own individual needs, goals, and
desires. Therefore, there is MORNING WATCH which
is your own private-devotion time. We hope that you
may feel the true spirit of Maryville, as it is dis-
played in her organizations but most important of
ail, in her people, both faculty and students. We hope
that you will take advantage of things that she has to
offer, and can soon feel a part of the Maryville
ABC's OF GOOD DORMITORY LIFE
One of the first things we learn at college is to live
with a large group of people instead of just the three
qr four that most of us are used to. Experience has
teught us that the oft-quoted Golden Rule is the best
policy to follow. Many rights and privileges are ours
to enjoy as long as we are careful to respect the
rights and privileges of everyone else. We're offering a
few* suggestions that we hope will make your days
in the dorm happy ones.
Everyone likes to help a friend now and then, so be
sure to do your share of helping. Of course, everyone
should know how to be a good friend and refrain
from being a habitual borrower.
Open house comes at a busy time of the year so
you had better not wait until then to start cleaning
your room. Your roommate probably doesn't like a
messy room anyway.
Every night many people in the dorm want and need
to do some concentrated studying. They will appreciate
your consideration in observing their "busy" and
"genius-at-work" signs as well as avoidance of loud
talking and door-slamming.
Almost everyone has his own favorite radio program.
Try to keep your radio turned down, so everyone can
hear his own favorite program without interference
from his next-door neighbor.
Guests and visitors have a way of appearing at the
most unexpected times. It's always a good idea to
appear properly clad when in the halls; otherwise it
can be very embarrassing for an outsider to meet you,
and vice versa.
Sincerity and cheerfulness are "musts" in making
and keeping friends. Griping and "catty" remarks are
a sure way of losing friends.
Your conduct in the lounges and public rooms
should always be such that others will feel free and
welcome to come in at all times.
To be a good dorm student'
— Limit the length of your phone calls
— Gather up the dirt after sweeping instead of leav-
ing it in the halls
— Wait until after "busy" hours to wash your
clothes in the bathrooms
— Respect study hours
— Be quiet in the mornings while others are still
— Do your week's ironing in the laundry room and
not on the ironing boards on the floors
— Clean the tubs, basins, etc., after using them
— Remove hot irons from the ironing boards
— Return supplies to the medicine chest
— Return pans and other equipment to dorm kitchen
or rec room
— Be quiet and considerate of those who are trying
to study or sleep
— Be a friend
Alterations to Rooms
1. Any plans for alterations or improvements in
your room must be approved in advance by the Head
of your Dormitory, after consultation with the Main-
2. Students are held responsible for the condition
of their room and furniture.
3. No furniture should be altered or moved from
rooms or lobbies without the permission of the Head
of the Dormitory.
4. Each student must furnish and use a mattress
1 . Since the overloading of electrical circuits is
a dangerous fire hazard, 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 tampering 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 wall outlets and a 150-watt ceiling light. For
each 50 watts above this allotted amount, a fee of
$2.50 each semester will be charged, payable at the
Treasurer's Office during registration ($3.50 if latel.
2. Lights are to be out in the Freshman-Soph-
omore dormitories at 1 1 :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 1 1 :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
Lights may remain on in all women's residence
halls until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday night With the
rule for quiet after 1 1 :00 still in effect. Permission
must be obtained for parties after this hour.
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 1 1 :00 p.m.
and 6:00 a.m.
1. Dormitories arf. 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
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
1. In case of illness, notify the Head of your Dorm-
itory 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,
2. The infirmary clinic is open each week day
10:00—11 :00 a.m.
4:00 — 5:00 p.m.
(The doctor is there on Monday, Wednesday, and
Emergency cases, of course, are received at any
3. If you visit patients in the infirmary, please
observe the following visiting hours:
1 :00— 1 :30 p.m.
Permission should be obtained from the nurse
before visiting patients.
1. All ironing must be done in the laundry rooms
or other specified places. The ironing boards on each
floor of the women's dormitories are for pressing only.
2. No ironing is to be done on Sunday except
emergency pressing between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m.
1 . All ironing must be done in the laundry rooms
except in emergency cases when small amounts of
light laundry may be done in the bathrooms.
2. No laundering is to be done on Sunday.
3- Each dormitory has its own regulations con-
cerning the use of the Bendix machines.
Students must have permits from the Student-Help
Office in order to solicit business in the dormitories.
Smoking is not permitted in any of the dormi-
tories (or elsewhere on the campus) . f\/iolations are
subject to College discipline.
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.
b. Radios in use after 1 1 :00 p.m. will be con-
fiscated and placed in the office for one month.
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 violation of Tennessee law and therefore a
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 ( 1 5 minutes is the maximum
time allowed) .
Absence from the Campus
1 . Students who have off-campus permissions are
expected to carry out the spirit of the College regu-
lations 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-
4. You may go to Maryville or Knoxville 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-Lav,/s 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 your 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 plans 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 advance with the Dean of Women,
week-end camping trips are allowed; seniors and
juniors may have two such trips a year, and soph-
omores and freshmen, one.
7. You may go to the College Woods in groups
of two or more on weekdays and Sundays, but not in
the company of men. See Article VII, WSGA Con-
stitution (Senior Privileges) .
8. When leaving the dorm, you must sign out and
in on the proper sign-out sheet.
1 . Each student is required to serve as monitor,
as arranged by WSGA. As monitor you must be pres-
ent on your floor, seeing th^t the halls are keor
quiet during study hours and that students are in
their own rooms after 1 1 :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
2. Monitors will not need to be on duty on nights
of large all-campus activities, such as Artists Series
or formal dances.
T. Local or long distance calls may be made and
received any time between 6:00 a.m. and 1 1 :00 p.m.
2. Outgoing calls, except to faculty and staff, must
be made on the pay phones.
3. Incoming calls will be received on the office
phone and transferred to the pay phone.
4. Everyone should limit calls to five minutes.
Summons before House Committee
Students will be brought before the House Com-
mittee for violation of any dormitory regulations,
undue disturbances, or consistent lack of cooperation.
Absence from the Darmitory
Overnight absence must be arranged wfth 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.
Men living in the dormitory may entertain their
families in the lobby.
Visiting hours when men may visit in student rooms
in Carnegie and Bartlett are from 3:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Disciplinary measures will be taken by the Execu-
tive Council of the Faculty or the Supervisor of Men's
Residence for infraction of these rules:
1. Abusing light privilege by habitually using lights
after 1 1 :00 p.m.
2. Being in someone else's room after 1 1 :00 p.m.
or having visiting student in his own room.
3. Creation of disturbance in dormitory.
4. Wilful destruction of property.
5. Violation of other dormitory regulations.
Lights and Extension Cords
One hundred and fifty watts are allowed for light-
ing purposes. Lamps andjor appliances may not exceed
four and these must be connected with standard five-
foot extension cord with not more than one on each
Meals are served in the Dining Hall on the first floor
of Pearsons Hall according to the following schedule:
Weekdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8;00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Your guests may eat in the dining room by arrang-
ing with the Dietition. Meal prices ara:
Breakfast, 35c; Lunch, 75c; Dinner, 75c.
Breakfast, 35c; Lunch, 75c; Supper, 40c,
Breakfast, 35c; Dinner, $1.00; Supper, 40c.
All seven of your tablemates will appreciate your
appearing well-groomed at meals, especially dinner.
For Sunday dinner, both men and women are expected
to wear their "Sunday best".
Try to make conversation table-wide, but remember
there are tables all around you, and it is annoying
to them to have to listen to your conversation. After
a I J, ioud and boisterous talking is bad manners any-
where. And speaking of manners, be sure to take them
along when you go to the Dining Hall. A polite
"please" or "thank you" isn't too heavy a burden
for anyone to carry.
Your waitress will appreciate your thoughtfulness
in getting to and from meals on time, since she has
classes and obligations too.
It is customary that grace be said before every
Again our advice is to be friendly and courteous!
CAMPUS SOCIAL LIFE
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 wfth the Head of the
DormitxDry. Freshman and Sophomore women may
have four each month and Junior and Senior women
may have an un.imitad number.
2. Sunday dati'ng for Freshmen and Sophomores is
for the services only, with the exception of Easter
and Baccalaureate Sundays, when afternoon dating is
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 Sun-
day until 8:15 and after Student Vols until 9:15.)
4. Couples may be together within the Circle
Drive each, weekday evening until 7:15 (7:00 on
Sunday) and until I :20 on Sunday afternoons.
5. Couples who date at announced College activi-
ties will 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, except that men may
walk with women directly from the Library or the
Student Center to the women's dormitories and leave
6. Dating in Knoxville for women other than Sen-
iors may be arranged occasionally by permission from
the Dean of Women. Only bus transportation is ap-
1. Social dancing each weekday (except Saturday)
evening following suppar 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
3. Occasional informal all-college dances have rules
which say "No" to corsages, tuxes, and admission
charge. Music is recorded, and the informal note is
4. Dancing is permitted for small groups scheduling
parties in the Y-rooms or other small social rooms, by
arrangement with the Dean of Women and those
responsible for the premises involved,
Pfanning All-Campus Entertainmenf-
1. Programs must be officially authorized and
scheduled through the Faculty Committee on Sched-
uling of Activities (Office of Dean of Women).
2. Student programs are subject to preview by the
Student-Faculty Committee on Student Programs.
Planning ParHes, Picnics, and Other Social AcfiviHes
1. You must secure approval from the Dean of
Women's Office at least five days in advance.
2. If the function involves transportation, it must
be by a conveyance on which personal insurance is
carried on the passengers — this means buses, trains, or
3. All social activities must be held on the campus
or at some other approved place and must be properly
4. The "Y" Rooms are available if arrangements
are made in advance through the "Y" Rooms Com-
mittee of the YWCA. There is a charge of 25c for
use of the kitchen. Each social activity there must also
be scheduled through the Dean of Women's Office.
Evening activities must be scheduled in advance
with the Faculty Committee on Scheduling of Activi-
ties (Office of Dean of Women).
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 Student Organizations
Committee, in accordance with the principles stated
1. No student is permitted to smoke anywhere on
the campus. (The "Aztec Ruins", near the steps on
the edge of the campus, back of Carnegie Hall, are
considered off-campus for smokers.)
2. No student who smokes is eligible for student-
1 . No out-of-town student may have an auto-
mobile or other motor vehicle while at Maryville
College except by special 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
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. Ber-
mudas may be worn to such special, active affairs as
the YWCA's Hen Party & Big-Little Sister Party.
Jeans and slacks are worn when the occasion calls
for such dress — as hikes, sports, stage crew, etc. —
but not \n cTasses, dinTng haff, or fo town.
2. Girls may wear jeans or slacks, but not shorts,
when hiking the loop.
3. Men always wear shirts or ferseys, even when
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, girfs will wear "heels and
hose" and men "suits and ties" at such times.
1 . Ball throwing or snowballing is not permitted
2. Athletic facilities are not to be used on Sundays
3. Visiting drug stores, restaurants, and the like
between Sunday School and Church and on Sunday
afternoon is not permissible.
4. Use of intoxicants by students is forbidden.
5. Pool-rooms and places selling beer or other
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 CoUege
This decision is made by the Executive Council of
tha Faculty when a student:
1. Accumulates fifteen penalized absences within
2. Accumulates ten demerits.
3. Is guilty of a serious infraction or persistently
fails to cooperate with the general program of the
ON GOING TO CLASS
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
frohi 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 roll (2.25 standing the preceding semester) are
allowed one additional cut from each class.
Freshmen and Sophomores
Sunday School or Church (total of) 3
1 -credit hour class 1
2-credlt hour class 1
3-credit hour class 2
4-credit hour class 2
Juniors and Seniors
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 follow-
1. For each "over-cut" one-half semester hour
and one-half grade point will be deducted from the
2. For "cuts ' within two days before and after
a recess or holiday, one-half semester hour and one-
half grade point will be deducted for each class missed.
3. Upon accumulating fifteen penalized absences in
any one semester, the student is immediately dismissed
Absences for any cause (allowed, excused, author-
ized) totaling 25 percent of the course in which the
absences are incurred, debar the student from receiving
a grade higher than D in the course; or totaling 50
percent, debar from credit in the course.
?? WHO'S WHO ??
Student Body President
Student Body Vice-President
Pearsons House Chairman
Baldwin House Chairman
Memorial House Chairman
Chilhowean Business Manager
Echo Business Manager
Senior Class President _
Junior Class President
Sophomore Class Pres'dent
Kappa Phi President
Alpha Sigma President
Theta Epsiion President
Student Volunteers President
- Shirley McNeil
. Ann Kelton
. Isabel Easley
. Joan Marston
. Betty Brown
. Bob Good I in
_ Ted Frauman
. Natalie Richards
_ Harold Kelley
_ Buddy White
A warm and hearty "Hi" to all returning students,
and a cordial welcome to you Freshmen.
Every Freshman class is counted on heavily to
assume leadership in the realm of student affairs.
This year more than ever we need and solicit your
interest and earnest participation in the work that
Student Council is called on to perform. It is impor-
tant that you select students who are willing to give
of their time and effort, responsible and capable stu-
dents, to represent you on Council. You decide in part
what type of government you are to have.
I wish you the very best of success for the days to
come and hope that you find this College the kind of
institution that satisfies your expectations and your
CONSTITUTION Of THE STUDENT BODY
OF MARYVILLE COLLEGE
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 adminstration, do establish this consti-
Article I — Name
The name of the organization shall be the Student
Body of Maryville College.
Article II — Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be to unify
the student body in the common motive of self-
government in order to assume responsibilities in the
management of our affairs, strengthen the cooperation
among students, faculty, and adminstration, and in-
crease loyalty to the best interests of the College.
Article Ml — Membership
All students of Maryville College shall be members
of the Student Body.
Article IV — Meetings
Meetings of the Student Body shall be held at the
call of the President of the Student Body.
Article V — General Organization
Seel. The general administrative and legislative
organ of the Student Body of Maryville College shall
be the Student Council, which shall share authority
with the Executive Council of the Faculty,
Sec. 2. The Student Council and the Executive
Council of the Faculty shall cooperate through a
Student-Faculty Senate, which shall consider and re-
Sec. 3. The Women's Student Government Assoc-
iation shall constitute an independent administrative
department of the government and shall govern only
on matters pertaining to women's residence.
Article VI — Officers
Sec. 1. The officers of the Student Body shall be a
president and a vice-president.
Sec. 2. The President shall be a member of the
senior class and the Vice-President shall be a member
of either the junior or the senior class.
Sec. 3. The President and the Vice-President shall
be elected for a term of one year by the Student Body
by a majority of the votes cast.
Sec. 4. The duties of the officers shall be as fol-
a. The President shall
( 1 ) Preside at meetings of the Student Body and
of the Student Council.
(2) Call special meetings of the Student CouncM
(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 off the standing com-
mittees of the Student Council, after con-
sultation with the standing committee chair-
men concerned, and submit them for approval
to the Student Council.
(5) Set up such temporary special committees as
shall be necessary from time to time, subject
to the approval of the Student Council.
(6) Serve as ex officio member of all standing
and special committees.
(7) Serve as Vice-Chairman of the Student-
b. The Vice-President shall take over the duties
of the President in his absence.
Article VII — Student Council
Sec. 1. The objectives of the Student Council
shall be to
a. Cooperate with faculty, administration, and stu-
dents in maintaining Maryville's distinctive
major policies, such as those of ( 1 ) high schola.^-
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,
c. Consider, develop, and seek to promote matters
of student interest in cooperation with the faculty/
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
a. The membership shall consist of the following
( 1 ) The Student Body President and Vice-
(2) The four class presidents.
(3) The following class representatives:
a. Four freshmen.
b. Four sophomores.
c. Five juniors.
d. Five seniors.
b. To become and remain eligible for membership
in the Student Council a class representative
shall meet the necessary academic requirements
for membership in the class which he represents.
c. Class representatives shall be elected for a
term of one year by a majority of votes cast by
their respective classes.
d. A member may be dropped from the Student
Council for the following reasons:
( 1 ) Four unexcused absences per semester.
(2) Inability to carry on Student Council duties
because of illness or other reasons.
(3) Conduct unbecoming to a Student 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 and
Student Body meetings.
b. Handle all correspondence for the Stu-
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-
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 shall present to the Student-Faculty Senate
proposals for enactment of legislation which may
be considered desirable. The Student Council
shall also receive, consider, and pass upon recom-
mendations of the Student-Faculty Senate for
Arficle VIM — 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.
b. Recommend for consideration and ratification
by the Executive Council of the Faculty and the
Student Council such legislation as may be
deemed wise and necessary.
Sec. 2. The Student-Faculty Senate shall be com-
a. Eight students who shall include
( 1 ) The Student Body President.
(2) Seven members of the Student Councif.
b. Eight faculty members.
c. The President of the College.
Sec. 3. The members of the Student-Faculty Senate
shall be selected as follows:
a. The Student Council members shall be elected
by the Student Council from its members at the
first regular meeting of the fall semester.
b. The faculty members shall be appointed from
the Executive Council of the Faculty by the
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 shall serve as vice-chairman of the Senate;
the Senate shall elect a secretary. The vice-chairman
shall serve in the absence of the chairman.
Sec. 5. The Senate shall meet at regular times as
ft may decide, but at least twice a month from Sep-
tember to May.
Sec. 6. A quorum for the transaction of all busi-
ness shall consist of at least five students and five
Article IX — Legislation
Sec. 1. By-Laws shall be recommended by the
Student-Faculty Senate and shall become effective
after approval by the Student Council and the Execu-
tive Council of the Faculty. All By-Laws shall con-
form with the Constitution.
Sec. 2. Rules of Procedure for the various com-
mittees set UD by the By-Laws shall be formulated
by the committees concerned and shall be filed for
record with the Student Council and the Student-
Faculty Senate. The Rules of Procedure for a particu-
lar committee shall conform with the By-Law
establishing that committee.
Article X — Amendment and Revision
Sec. 1. Each amendment or revision shall be ap-
proved by a two-thirds vote of the membership of
the Student Council.
Sec. 2. The amendment or revision shall be pre-
sented to the Executive Council of the Faculty for
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 immed-
iately 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 becorr)e
effecti\'e when ratified by the Student Body by two-
thirds of the votes cast.
Article XI — Ratification
This Constitution shall' become effective upon
completion of the procedure laid down in Article X.
(The Constitution was approved by the Faculty
and the Student Council, was ratified by the Student
Body, and became effective March 3, 1955.)
By-Law 1— 'Elections Commit'tee
Sec. 1. The Elections Committee shall be a stand-
ing committee composed of the Vice-President of the
Student Body as chairman, the four class presidents,
and such other members as may be designated.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Elections
Committee to supervise and enforce the nomination
procedure for the President and Vice-President of
the Student Body. It shall
a. Furnish petition blanks for candidates and act
as custodian of the completed blanks.
b. Ascertain that the signatures of seventy-five
students and the signature of the candidate are
on the petition before the candidate is declared
a nominee, insuring that there is no duplication
of signatures on petitions of candidates for the
same office and that no candidate is running
for both offices.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Elections
Committee to enforce all campaign rules of pro-
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com-
mittee to conduct the annual election of the President
and the Vice-President of the Student Body, the class
officers, and the Student Council representatives in
April, with the exception of the freshman class offi-
cers and Student Council representatives, who will be
elected in October. It shall
a. Have a list of all nominees posted on the Stu-
dent Council bulletin board before the election.
b. Have announced in chapel before the election
the date, hours, and places of the election.
c. Make provision for absentee balloting for those
students absent from the College participating
in school functions.
d. Have authorized lists of all members of the
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. Count all votes and certify the results to the
Student Council and the Student Body.
Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com-
mittee to conduct other campus-wide elections when
directed by the Student Council and such run-off
elections as shall be necessary.
By-Law 2 — Athletics Committee
Sec. 1. The Athletics Committee shall be a
student-faculty committee composed of the chairman
and equal numbers of faculty and students, it shall
include the Director of Athletics and such members
of the 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 intercollegiate athletics, and to carry out
the other duties specified in this By-Law.
Sec. 3. The Athletics Committee shall elect
athletic team managers from the student body to fill
such places as the Director of Athletics shall desig-
a. The Director of Athletics shall make to the
Committee such nominations for managerships
as he may desire, and other nomirtations may
be made by members of the Committee.
b. The Committee shall elect such persons for
managers as shall be acceptable to the Director
c. Managers for the various teams shall be elected
not later than the following dates preceding the
playing seasoniFootball by June 1; Basketball,
by December 1 ; Baseball, by March 1 ; Track,
by March 1 ; other teams by the dates designated
by the Director of Athletics.
Sec. 4. Letters and monograms sha[f be awarded
by the Committee upon the recommendation of the
Director of Athletics.
a. A student shall be eligible to receive the Mary-
ville 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 requirements.
( 1 ) Has played in fifteen quarters of regularly-
scheduled intercollegiate football games.
(2) Has played in at feast one-half of the
regularly scheduled intercollegiate basketbalf
(3) Has pfayed at feast five innings a game in
each of one-half of the regularly scheduled
intercollegiate baseball games, or pitched
at least thirty-six innings.
(4) Has scored at least a total of ten points
in all track meets, or has placed first in
the State meet.
(5) Has scored at feast ten points in varsity
wrestling competition on the following basis:
five points for a fad, three points for a
decision, and two points for a draw.
(6) Has pfayed in at least one-half of the inter-
collegiate tennis matches and has won at
least four singles andior doubles matches.
17) Has won at least one first or second place
in an intercollegiate swimming meet and
has won at least ten points in intercollegiate
>(8) Has scored at least ten points in an inter-
collegiate cross-country meet on the follow-
ing basis: 1st place, ten points; 2nd place,
nine points; etc. — 10th place, one point.
(9) Has met the women's athletic point system
requirements as specified in Section 5.
nO) Has been an active cheerleader for two years
and has been recommended by the Pep
(11) Has served one year as apprentice manager
and one year as regular manager in the
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 min-
imum requirements; and he may, upon state-
ment of his reasons, decline to recommend play-
ers who have met the minimun requirements
c. The types and sizes of the Maryville College
"M' awarded for athletics shall be as follows:
(1) Football, a seven and one-half inch block
(2) Basketball, Baseball, and Track, a six-inch
(3) Wrestling, Tennis, Cross-Country, and
Swimming, a five-inch block "M".
iA) Cheerleader, a five-inch "M" with a meg-
aphone design approved by the Committee.
(5) Women's Point System, as specified in Sec-
Sec. 5. Women students may be awarded letters
and monograms tor achievement in the women's ath-
letic 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 Division of Health and Physical
Education and Athletics.
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-
(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
By-Law 3 — Social Cammittee
Sec. 1. The Social Committee shall be a student-
faculty committee composed of the chairman and
equal numbers of faculty and students. It shall in-
clude 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
all student activities must be recorded.
g. Clear dates for all student activities through
the Faculty Committee on Scheduling Activities.
h. Regulate the general social program between
6:30 and 7:15 each evening except Saturday
and Sunday evenings,
i. Establish and maintain rules and regulations for
Sec. 4. All action of the Social Committee shall be
subject to the approval of the Executive Council of
of the Faculty as well as the Student Council.
By-Law 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
i 1 ) Serve as ex-officio member of the Student
Council and the Elections Committee.
<2) Appoint class committees.
(3) Serve as ex-officio member of all class
(4) Call and preside at class meetings.
b. The Vice-President shall perform all the duties
of the President in the case of his absence or
inability to serve.
c. The Secretary-Treasurer shall
(1) Keep ail 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 ail the receipts
and expenditures in a book provided for
that purpose at the expense of the class.
(7) Make a report of ail money collected and
disbursed, whenever called upon for such
a report by the class president or by the
Faculty Committee on Student Business
(8) Present all records as a final report to the
Faculty Committee on Student Business
Management at the close of the academic
year in the spring and to transfer the Secre-
tary's minutes, the account and records
when audited, to his elected successor, ex-
cept that in the senior class the records
shall be turned over to the Committee on
Student Business Management.
Sec. II. Nominations for all positions shall be in
class meetings called for the purpose of selecting
candidates. The number of nominees, which shall not
be limited, shall be reduced to the required number of
candidates by show of hands.
Sec. III. Class officeTs, Student Council repre-
sentatives, sponsors for Barnwarming, and May Day
Court members shall be elected annudliy by a major-
ity of the votes cast by their respective class mem-
bers. The number of candidates shall not exceed two
for each position, except that in the case of Student
Council representatives the number of candidates
shall not exceed twice the number of positions to be
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 shall not exceed one dollar per semester.
By-Law 5 — Student' Organizations Committee
Sec. 1. The Student Organizations Committee
shall be a standing committee, including a chairman
and a representative from each type of student organ-
ization on the Maryville College campus. For the pur-
pose of this By-Law these types shall be ( 1 ) religious,
(2) social, (3) special interest, and (4) honorary.
The presidents of the organizations embraced by
each type will jointly select the representative for
that type of organization.
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Student Organizations
Committee shall be to provide an organizational
structure through which the activities of all organiza-
tions of Maryville College may be coordinated by the
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of ths Student Organ-
izations Committee to
a. Consider ail recommendations of the various
organizations on the campus for improving and
unifying the many social activities.
b. Give these organizations proper coordination
with the Student Council.
c. Act as the agent through which all applications
from groups for the formation of new organiza-
tions shall be channeled,
d. Examine and keep a file of the financial reports
of all organizations.
By-Law 6 — Pep Committee
Sec. 1 . The Pep Committee shall be a student-
faculty committee, including the Director of Athletics,
Captain of the Cheerleaders, Director of the Band, and
the Public Relations Secretary.
Sec. 2. It shall be the purpose of the Pep Com-
mittee to stimulate enthusiasm and support for all
Sec. 3. The duties of the Pep Committee shall in-
a. Decorating the athletic fields.
b. Conducting the election of the cheerleaders.
c. Conducting pep rallies.
d. Managing the Homecoming Parade.
Sec. 4. All cheerleaders shall be elected by the
Student Body at the beginning of each fall semester
after try-outs before the Student Body.
By-Law 7 — Publicity Committee
Sec. 1. The Publicity Committee shall be a standing
committee, including the Editor of the Highland Echo.
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Publicity Committee
shall be to publicize the activities of the Student
a. Time and place of Student Body and Student
b. Newly adopted By-Laws.
c. Business transacted at Student Council meetings.
Sec. 3. The Publicity Committee members shall
act as the representatives of Student Council on the
Highland Echo Committee.
By-Law 8 — Town Night
Sec. 1. The Student Council shall be responsible
for the satisfactory working of Town Night and shall
carry out the Operating Plan.
Sec. 2. The Town Night Committee shall be a
standing committee composed of a chairman from
Student Council and two representatives from each
women's dormitory to be elected by WSGA each
Sec. 3. The Town Night Operating Plan shall be
for the college year specified and shall be subject to
question andjor revision in May or whenever necessary.
a. Any such revisions in the plan shall be reported
promptly to the Student-Faculty Senate and the
Executi\e Council of the Faculty and thereafter
submitted to the Student Body for ratification.
b. Regardless of revisions this plan must be ratified
by the Student Body not later than the second
week of the fall semester of each college year.
Sec. 4. The Student Council shall be responsible for
the enforcement of the Town Night Operating Plan.
It shall be responsible for
a. The number of times Town Night may be taken.
1 . Freshman and Sophomore women may have
one Town Night each week, Monday through
2. Junior and senior women may have two Town
Nights each week, Monday through Saturday.
(Seniors may take one night in Knoxville In
accordance with WSGA senior privilege regu-
b. The time regulations of 5:00 to 10:30 p.m.
c. Maintaining area limits, which include the sec-
tion of MaryviMe bounded by the College Campus,
Cates Street, Washington Street, and Harper
d. The provision that girls must be with a date or
in groups of two or more girls at all times; and
for making provisions for housemothers to know
the whereabouts of each girl.
e. Maintaining proper conduct and dealing with in-
stances of behavior that bring adverse criticism
from students, faculty, or townspeople.
Sec. 5. This By-Law shall be for the college year
specified, but shall be subject to question or recall by
the Student Council or Executive Council of the
Faculty at any time and must be reviewed and ap-
proved each May before it is effective for the coming
By-Law — 9 Curriculum Committee
Sec. 1. The Curriculum Committee shall be a
student-faculty committee, composed of the Dean of
Curriculum as chairman, and a student and a teach-
ing faculty member from each of the six curriculjr
divisions of the College.
a. Faculty members shall be appointed by the Pres-
ident of the College.
b. The student member from each curricular div-
ision shall be chosen by the major students in
c. The Committee shall elect one of the student
members as Vice-Chairman.
Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Curriculum
Committee to study matters of curriculum and in-
struction and report the results of such study to the
By-Law 10 — Student Programs Committee
Sec. 1. The Student Programs Committee shall be
a student-faculty committee, composed of the Chair-
man of the Faculty Committee on Student Programs,
who shall serve as chairman; a Vice-Chairman from
Student Council; and two additional faculty members,
appointed by the President of the College, and two
additional students, appointed by the President of the
Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Student
Programs Committee to approve plans and scripts for
all-campus student programs, such as Rush Week,
Barnwarming, Skit Night, Freshman Talent Show, Sen-
ior Send-off, and Senior Day.
By-Law 11 — Highland Echo Committee
Sec. 1. The Highland Echo Committee shall be a
student-faculty committee composed of the Faculty
Committee on Student Publications; the StucJent
Council Publicity Committee; and the Editor-in-
Chief, the Managing Editor, and the Business Manager
of the Highland Echo. The Committee shall elect its
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Highland Echo Commit-
tee shall be to exercise supervision over the Highland
Sec. 3. The duties of the Highland Echo Committee
a. Choosing the editorial staff and reporters upon
recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief.
b. Choosing the Business Manager and the busi-
c. Supervising the election of the Editor-in-Chief.
d. Accepting responsibility for the policies, content,
and financial management of the Highland Echo.
TOWN NIGHT OPERATING PLAN
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 andjor
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.
Couples and groups of two or more girls are eligible
for town night.
Frequency and time of town nights:
1. Town night shall last from 5:00 p.m. till 10:15
p.m. (late after 10:30).
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
exerc'hsed any night Monday through Friday.
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 accord-
ance with Senior Privilege rules.
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 of 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 WSCA representative in
Care of File and Out-Box:
1. There shall be two girls elected from each
women's dormitory to be in charge of the file
and out-box. These elections shall be held in
accordance with semester WSCA elections.
2. These six girls shall work under the direction
of the Student Council Town Night Committee.
3. These girls 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 Housemother.
c. Keeping a list of the late names, noting the
time each girl reports to them personally,
turning late names and amount of tardiness
in to the Student Council.
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 College and its student body.
Note: Stanley and Miller Avenues are direct routes
to College Hill Grill and Jones Avenue to Washing-
The Student Council is responsible for carrying
out the agreement. The plan will be effective only as
long as the Student Body is willing to cooperate. The
Student Body is to signify its willingness to recognize
the authority of the Student Council by a vote of
approval of the plan. The Student Council will recog-
nize and be prepared to deal with instances of behavior
which may bring adverse criticism from students,
faculty, or townspeople, and with other infractions
as to area and number of times allowed,
The Student Council is responsible for the enforce-
ment of all College rules and regulations for persons
taking a Town Night, and for administering this
responsibility. It is empowered to impose penalties as
stated below, or to recommend other penalties. In
general, maximum penalties imposed shall be as fol-
1. Suspension of Town Night for eight weeks for:
a. Failure to sign out on the Town Night slips.
b. Overstaying the hour by more than five
c. Taking more Town Nights than the stated
2. Suspension of Town Night for six weeks for
a. Failure to be in groups of two or with a date
at all times.
b. Conduct that occasions unfavorable criticism.
3. Suspension of Town Night for four weeks for
a. Being late up to and including five 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.
1. Girls are to remain at all times in groups of
two or more.
2. Penalty for overstaying the time will be imposed
after 10:30 p.m.
3. Students shall go directly to and from the
4. In connection with note 3, the lobby at Pearsons
is on the second floor, not in the dining hall
5. Town Night rules concerning conduct apply to
all students regardless of whether they have been
to town or not,
6. Penalties are carried over the Christmas holidays
and are not included in that period of time.
7. In the event that more than one penalty is in-
flicted, the Student Council may stipulate that
the penalties run concurrently.
Hello Scoff ie!
Your Young Women's Christian Association wishes
to extend a hearty welcome to you and to say that
we're mighty glad you have decided to further your
education at Maryville. We hope that before too long
you will feel r;ght at homa and quite a part of the
fellowship "on our hili".
You have bean introduced to tha YWCA already
through the Nu Gamma and Big-Little Sister Programs.
Some of the other phases of Y are done cooperatively
with YMCA because we fael in that way we can
accomplish more in witnessing for Christ on our cam-
pus and in the community. Join with us in our theme
for the coming year — "Christ Is Life!' — and let us
set it up as a challenge for our lives as well as for
the life of the Y's.
We are looking forward to meeting you and having
you participate actively in some service of Y.
Nu Gamma Chairman
Mary Ellen Lee
Y Radio _
_ Mildred Beard
- Helen Hasenstab
"Christ is Life"
Let me take enough of your time to tefl you we've
got the "welcome" mat swept off and waiting for
YMCA has an "M" for MEN... and a "C for
CHRISTIAN. Men is the way we accept responsibility
and shoulder our half of the load... and more; Chris-
tian in the truest sense of the word — not just the
sitting-back -and-hymn_singing_kind — but the kind
that really gets out and does things for others. So
let's make our manliness Christian and our Christian-
ity manly as we unite our efforts striving to serve
Him in all that we do — ^whether it be sports, wor-
ship, missions, socials, or wherever we may take our
place in the work of our organization.
Much of the Y's success lies in your hands and we
are anxious to meet you as we prepare for a great
YMCA OFFICERS AND CABINET
President Bruce Ingles
Vice-President Chuck Frisseil
Secretary Pete Bailey
Treasurer Ray Sammons
Artists Series John Ribbie
Athletics Charlie Garrison
Barnwarming Bill Deerfieid
Community Dave Krotchko
Devotions Bob Wyman
Fellowship Bill Lynch
Inter-racial Ed Krebs
"M" Book Mert Hall
Maintenance Ed Simpson
Missions Bob Krogh
Program Joe Tropansky
Publicity Bob Garden
Y-Radio Bob Finertie
Y-Store Jim Conklin
"Christ Is Life"
Welcome to the Hill! We are looking forward to
meeting you new girls and are mighty glad to see you
oldtimers again. Those of us who are returning to the
campus are eager to get you started in contributing
to dormitory and campus life.
You'll love living in the dorm and will want it to
be one of your happiest experiences. Because of this,
W.S.C.A., of which each of you is a member, works
for smooth, enjoyable dorm life. It is your govern-
ment, through which you help plan and execute
dormitory life. So with cheerfulness and a cooperative
spirit let us make this year the best for each girl.
WSCA OF MARYVILLE COLLEGE
With the approval of the Executive Council of the
Faculty and the President, and upon the vote of the
women students residing in the dormitories of tha
College, a WSCA has been formed and the following
Constitution has been adopted for its guidance. This
grant of authority by the Executive Council is condi-
tional to its acceptance and enforcement by the stu-
The purpose of the organization shall be to provide
a medium for self-government for the women of the
College in the various dormitories, within the limits
of this Constitution and the regulations of this Coll-
ege, with a view to stimulating and maintaining
standards of Christian living at the College by creat-
ing a sense of responsibility to one another and to the
College, and by encouraging student participation in
the administration of dormitory life.
Article I — Name
Section 1. General: The name of this organization
shall be the Women's Student Government Associa-
tion of Maryville College.
Section 11. In the individual dormitories: The
Branches of the organization in the dormitories shall be
known by the name of the dormitory.
Article II — Membership
All women students of Maryville College living in
the dormitories shall be members of the Women's
Student Government Association of Maryville College
and are eligible to vote.
Article Ml — Organization
Section I. President
a. A president of Women's Student Government
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 class.
If a vacancy occurs in this office at the opening of
the college year, it shall be filled at the fall election
b. Two nominations for President shall be sub-
mitted by a nominating committee composed of one
resident of each upperclass dormitory and two resi-
dents of the upperclass dormitory appointed by their
respective House Chairmen. These nominations shall
be presented at a general meeting of the WSCA at
least one week before the date of the WSCA election.
Additional nominations may be made from the floor
and the nominations shall then be reduced to two by
Section II. House Committee
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 classification
regularly residing in the dormitory; all residents of
that building, and of other buildings, who are of such
classification that they normally will reside the fol-
lowing year in the building electing the officers, shall
be eligible to vote. In each dormitory any vacancy in
the chairmanship existing at the opening of the Col-
lege shall be filled at the fall election time.
c. The Vice-Chairman and the Secretary-Trea-
surer 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 shall be elected by each floor of the Fresh-
man and Sophomore dormitories at the end of the
spring semester, provided there are Sophomores plan-
ning to room on said floor. In the Junior and Senior
dormitory the elections will be after the opening of
College in the fall. Those to serve during the spring
semester shall be elected near the close of the fail
e. The Emergency Fire Captain shall be electecf
near the close of the fall semester to serve the
following 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 committee
appointed by the House Chairman at a meeting of ail
eligible voters at least one week before the date of
the election. Additional nominations may be made
from the floor and the names shall then be reduced
to two by vote. The President of Women's Student
Government Association shall request that the Elec-
tions Committee of the Student Council conduct the
election. The President shall set the date of the
election at a meeting of all WSCA members called
by the President.
Section III. Coordinating Committee
a. There shall be a Coordinating Committee
composed of the President of WSCA, the chairman of
each women's residence hall, two freshman women,
one from Baldwin and one from Memorial, and two
junior women. The freshman and junior represe.nta-
fives shall be elected by their respective classes in
their respective residence halls at a meeting presided
over by the President of WSCA.
b. Membership on the Coordinating Commit-
tee shall be for the current college year.
c. The President of WSCA shall be chairman
of the Coordinating Committee and shall preside at
all the meetings.
Section I. Duties of the House Com.mittee:
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
b. The duties of the House Committee shall be:
1. To assume general responsibility for the
proper management of the dormitory at all times;
2. To enforce dormitory regulations as to
study hours, light cuts, and other matters;
3. To recommend or decide penalties for the
infraction of dormitory rules;
4. To arrange the schedule of monitors and
5. To cooperate with the Head of the Dorm-
itory and other faculty representatives;
6. To participate in establishing rules as here-
inafter provided; and
7. To perform such other duties as may
appear to be its responsibility.
c. The House Chairman shall make it her special
1. Discuss with the Head of the Dormi-
tory matters under consideration at the House Com-
2. Preside at House Meetings and How.sa
Committee meetings; and
3. Appoint such committTses as she may
deem necessary for the organization of the dormitory.
Section II. Duties of President of WSGA
a. The duties of the President of WSCA shall
1. To preside over all meetings of the WSGA;
2. To coordinate the policies of WSCA 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 drill 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 dormitories is delegated by the 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 shall be.
Section II. The rules governing dormitory life shall
be reviewed at least once a year, preferaoly near the
close of the fall semester, by the House Committee
in each women's dormitory and by the Coordinating
Committee, and the recommendations submitted to
the Executive 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 presentation. Other House
rules not in conflict with the rules established by the
faculty may be made from time to time by each
Article VI — Penalties
Section I. In ordinary cases penalties for infraction
of dormitory regulations shall be decided and admin-
istered by the House Committee; but the Committee
may at its discretion refer cases to the Coordinating
Committee for ad. ice or recommendation; the Co-
ordinating Committee may refer the case back to the
House Committee or to the Dean of Students for fac-
Section II. Penalties imposed by the House Com-
mittee shall be in the form of withdrawal of privileges,
but 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 amendments
shall be posted in each women's dormitory at least
one week before a vote is taken.
Approved by the Executi\e Council of Faculty
December 13, 1945. Adopted by Women of the
College on January 21,1946.
By-Law No. I^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.
By-Law No. 2 — Senior Privileges
The plan is that senior women shall have several
privileges not possessed by underclass women. The
purpose is to give students, upon attaining the class-
ification 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
later than 1 1 :00 p.m. Groups of two or more women
may have the same privilege. Only bus transportation
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-miie loop.
It shall be the duty of the Coordinating Commit-
tee of WSGA to impose or recommend the following
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
Knoxville, unless authorized to be there, and Sunday
afternoon dating shall result in a suspension of the
town night privilege for four months of the school
(2) It shall be duty of the Coordinating Com-
mittee of WSGA to withdraw any or all privileges of
a student who does not live up to the general stand-
ards 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
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.
HOW WE SPEND OUR FUEE TIME
While Maryville College puts its major emphasis,
naturally enough, on scholastic standing, you'll want
to be active in a few extra-curricular fields too. We
warn you — you'll be tempted to join all the facinat-
ing clubs and organizations the campus boasts. But
book learning comes first; better still, find a happy
balance between grades and activities. You'll find
enough of both to satisfy you; and, while our hospital
is cool and comfortable, it isn't run as a rest home for
exhausted activity hounds.
We hope you'll find activities that will make the
most of your time and interests. Efforts and enthusiasm
wear better and are more appreciated when they are
concentrated. If you budget your time wisely, you'll
have not only good grades but also an important
place in campus life.
Alpha Gamma Sigma
Alpha Gamma Sigma was organized in the spring
of 1934, for the purpose of motivating high scholar-
ship among students. Its requirements are similar to
those of Phi Beta Kappa. Ten percent of the gradu-
ating class may be admitted provided the members
have a grade point ratio of 2.33, better than a B
Pi Kappa Delta
Maryville has the distinction of having the Ten-
nessee Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa' Deita, 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 achievement.
Maryville participates in the Pi Kappa Delta National
and Provincial Conventions.
Theta Alpha Phi
Talented dramatic students may upon meeting cer-
tain requirements for membership, be initiated into
the Tennessee Delta Chapter of the national dramatic
fraternity, Theta Alpha Phi. Members of this organi-
zation take a leading part in dramatic activities on the
campus; however, opportunity is given to all students
to try out for the various plays given throughout the
Sigma Delta Psi
Maryville's chapter of Sigma Delta Psi was estab-
lished In 1930. Membership is earned by meeting the
requirements of various athletic tests in the presence
of a responsible committee.
Varied activities and friendships highlight the pro-
gram of Bainonian Society. Soon after school Starrs
this year, Bainonian will join her brother society Kappa
Phi to present a Rush Week program. Weekly meet-
ings through the year are held in Bainonian Hall.
Organized in 1894, The+a Epsi'on So::iety has played
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, founded in 1 884, offers men of the
College an opportunity to participate in activities that
will build true friendships. It enters teams in all in-
tramural sports and holds an annual weekend trip to
the mountains, barbecue, banquet, and similar activi-
ties. It joins with its sister society Theta Epsilon in
producing a dance and a Rush Week program.
Lasting friendships are made in Kappa Phi Society,
oldest society on the campus. College men appreciate
a sodety that brings them a varied and interesting
social program and also active participation in the
College's intramural program. Kappa Pi joins Bainon-
ian, its sister society, in its annual Rush Week program
and holds weekly meetings in its society room.
Student Vols is affiliated with the national Stu-
dent Volunteer 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 only of students who are planning to go
to the field, but also, and chiefly, of all those who are
in any way nterested in the mission of Christ's
church. The weekly programs (Sunday night after
Vespers, usually in Bartlett Hall) present informative
and challenging aspects of the work being done on
both the foreign and 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.
Christian Education Club
Nylaryville's newest campus organization — the
Christian Education Club — was formed for the pur-
pose of giving an opportunity to prospective Directors
of Christian Education and church workers to become
familiar with various skills needed in the field. This
is done through a program of lectures and laboratory
periods. The club is open to all those interested.
The Maryville College Parish was incorporated last
year in the new larger parish of the Blount County
area. College students are needed in the program to
serve as Sunday School teachers and as youth workers.
More are needed to preach on Sundays and to teach
during the week. StuJen's are gi en a half-hour cre-
dit for this work and they attend weekly conferences
for guidance in their program.
The Pre-Ministerial Association, organized in 1900,
is open to all students who are planning to become
ministers or who are interested in other phases of
Christian service. In addition to its regular meetings
twice a month the Association shares in planning
with the other religious organizations, YM, YW, and
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
Infernational Relations Club
Maryville's I.R.C. is affiliated with the Association
of International Relations Clubs. Its purpose is to
stimulate an awareness of current international af-
fairs. Student-led programs include movies, speakers,
and discussions on such pertinent topics as Indo-
China, Israel, and South Africa.
To anyone who is planning to go into 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.
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 plays, and holds occasional socials.
All College students who are interested in Ger-
man culture, regardless of whether or not they
are Cerman students, are eligible for membership
in the Cerman Club. Regular meetings are held twice
a month to stimulate interest and arouse participation
in different phases of Cerman culture.
The limited active membership of thirty plus all
native Spanish-speaking students on the campus are
elected from applicants who are interested in the
activities of the Spanish Club. Beside the semi-
monthly evening meetings at which are presented pro-
grams of language, customs, culture, music, dance,
and use audio-visual equipment in the language labor-
atory, there are an outdoor picnic and a Christmas
party featuring the Spanish pinata. All Freshmen are
invited to visit the club when they arri'/e on the
"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 twto 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 letter-
men and male members of the coaching faculty. The
purpose of the organization is to further the bonds
of athletic brotherhood on the Maryvills campus, to
be of service to the school and the athletic program,
and to increase loyalty to the best interests of the
The Disc Club was organized in 1936 to encourage
music appreciation. Its organization is very informal,
and all students who wish are considered members.
Half-hour programs of music representative of various
periods and styles are presented twice monthly after
the evening meal.
Literary interest and achievement are the basis for
membership in Writer's Workshop. Members are
elected from the junior and senior classes and faculty.
Each member writes and presents to the group two
papers each year for criticism and in turn serves as
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.
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 organi-.red for hiking,
the club today is purely social.
The Business Club was formed for the purpose of
promoting a better understanding of sound business
practices and to give its members a wider acquaint-
ance with the various fields of business and the op-
portunities and possibilities that they offer. This is
done through semi-monthly meetings at which
different business leaders talk to the group, and films
on various phases of business are shown. Although
membership is limited to majors in business admin-
istration 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 Educators National Conference as Student Mem-
bers Chapter 383. Membership is open to all students
interested in teaching music. Meetings are held the
first and third Thursdays of each month.
If you have any musical ability whatsoever, be it
singing, blowing a tuba, or playing a violin, there's
ample opportunity at Maryville to develop those
talents. The musical program gets in full swing with
the performance of the marching band at the football
games and ends with the choir's final anthem on
graduation day. Recitals which anyone may attend are
given from time to time by music students and faculty.
The Vesper Choir provides good training and gen-
uir^ pleasure for those who are interested in singing.
It is composed of about sixty members who must pass
rigid tryouts before they are accepted. The group par-
ticipates in the weekly vesper services and the daily
chapel programs as well as presenting special programs
in Maryville and surrounding cities. The choir has sung
in many cities of the East, Midwest and South.
The sixty girls who compose this group are select-
ed by tryouts each semester. They replace the Vesper
Choir at the Sunday evening service a number of times
a year. In the fail the Girls' Choir combines with the
Men's Glee Club to present a sacred concert, and in
the spring the combined groups present a program
of secular music.
Men's Clee 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 secular
program in the spring are the highlights of the year's
activities for the Glee Club.
The students who enjoy playing a musical instru-
ment are urged to try out for the College marching
band. The band, numbering about fifty pieces, plays
for all the home football games and takes 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
band, which gives an outdoor concert during the last
few days before commencement. Don't take the chance
of not having an instrument for tryouts; bring it along
with you this fall.
As befits true "Highlanders," the band is 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 placed by
tryouts each fall. They gain valuable experience in
presenting two concerts of classical numbers annually
and accompanying "The Messiah." Their spring concert
features an outstanding music student playing a well-
Tau Kappa Chi
This is a musical organization for students vvho
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 re-
quired for membership.
The String Ensemble is open to all string players
in the orchestra. Various programs are given through-
out the year, both on ar.d off campus.
DRAMA AND DEBATE
The Mayville College Fiayhouss originated in the
fall of 1949. In addition to those who are qualified
as Players, there are many Apprentices working toward
the position of Player. Three outstanding plays were
presented last year: Shakespeare's The Taming of the
Shrew, Beyond the Horizon, by Eugene O'Neill, and
The fmporhance cf Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.
Besides the major plays the Experimental Theatre
gives several one-act plays during the year.
Through the years Maryville has had an outstand-
ing record in debating and other speech activities.
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 well done. It will be especially
valuable for those planning to enter the ministry or
The record of the varsity squad this past year was
particularly outstanding. They participated in six inter-
collegiate tournaments, winning the sweepsteakes in
three. In all of them they won an outstanding number
of first and second places in individual events. One
debator won the highest honor possible in Pi Kappa
Delta, that is, the degree of special distinction in
debate and oratory.
Tournaments attended were: the Smoky Mountain
Tournament at Carson-Newman College; the Tenn-
essee State Tournament at Tennessee Polytechnic
Instit-ute; the hi Kappa D^lta Regional; the Appa-
lachian Tournament in Boone, North Carolina; the
Magnolia Tournament in Columbus, Mississippi; the
Strawberry Leaf Tournament in Fredericksburg, Virgi-
nia. The first three were the ones in which Maryville
debaters won the sweepsteakes.
Opportunities for creative writing are offered
through the various college publicatins. Many who are
interested in journalism gain valuable experience by
serving on the staff of the college newspaper.
The Highland Echo is the college newspaper, usually
published weekly. Freshman 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 writ-
ing, interest, and dependability. The Echo constitution
limits the number of staff members from each college
class. The editor is elected by the staff, and is usually
a senior. Chief purpose and policy of the Echo is to
present campus news as interestingly and as thoroughly
The Chilhowean is the annual year-book which is
published by members of the junior class. It gives a
vivid account in pictures of the outstanding events
of the year as well as individual pictures of almost
all of the student body.
The Alumni Magazine sends news of the College
and alumni to former students of the College. It is
published quarterly by the Alumni office.
As you have already discovered, the M Book is the
little volume you are now reading. It is published
e.ery year by the YMCA and YWCA and is the official
College handbook. College rules, customs, and activi-
ties are described within for the student's benefit.
Every boy has at one time or another dreamed of
being a star in some sport. At Maryviile there is a
fine chance of making that dream a reality. Maryviile
is ve-y active in intercollegiate sports and also main-
tains a well organized intramural sports program for
those who wish to participate. For the girls there is
a well-developed point system whereby a girl may
earn a sweater with an "M" or an "MC" monogram.
No one is expected to wear other school letters at
Maryviile does not buy her athletes. Those who
participate in intercollegiate sports earn their places
on the teams by physical prowess and acceptable
Maryviile is known for her strength in minor
sports. She competes with the best colleges and uni-
versities in the field. In past years Maryviile has placed
high in wrestling in the Southeastern AAU Tourna-
ment. This year our wrestlers had two first place and
two second place winners. The tennis team completed
an excellent record, winning all intercoilegiate match-
es but four. The cross-country team came through
the season with a good record.
In major sports Maryville holds her own with col-
leges of the same size. Through the years she has had
good records in baseball, basketball, football, and
Let's all support our teams enthusiastically, win
or lose, because school spirit is part of Maryville'
athletic program, too.
Every man has a chance to participate in non-varsity
sports through the intramural program, which
develops social traits as well as physical fitness. The
program includes touch-football, soccer, volleyball,
basketball, swimming, wrestling, track, softball, tennis,
golf, ping-pong, badminton, and cross country. The
physical education requirement consists of two hours
a week of regular gym classes for freshmen, v/hile
sophomores may either attend class 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.
Dancing in the intramural Cym
One of the many enjoyable pastimes after the even-
ing meal is that of social dancing in the intramural
gym. The dancing lasts from about 6:20 until 7:15.
Occasionally some of the fellas on campus work up a
combo and the music hits a really smooth beat and
a sweet, even rhythm. The usual music, however, is
that of some of the latest and most popular records.
Maryville College Football Schedule
September 15 Morehead State College Here
22 Open Date
29 Centre College There
October 6 East Tennessee State College There
13 Emory and Henry College Here
20 Tennessee Wesleyan College There
27 Howard College Here
November 3 Jacksonville State College There
10 Concord State College Here
17 Carson-Newman College There
FAMILIAR CAMPUS TERMS
A-^fec Ruins — only legal smoking area on cannpus;
located near "Big Steps."
Baldwin Beach — the hedged-in terrain on the north
side of Baldwin Hall where Maryvilie 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.
Blue 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 blue-book.
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 Sundays.
Comps — short for Comprehensive Examinations, an
excruciating ordeal through which Seniors must go
at the end of their College stay.
Cut — what you take when you're absent from a class
on your own responsibility; check your allowances
and keep your own record.
Honor Roll — what you're on if your standing for the
preceding semester was 2.25 or better; that list which
raises your reputation and the number of cuts you're
allowed as well.
Light Cut — applied to the women's dorms when the
young ladies keep their lights on after 1 1 p.m.
Loitsring — taken from the Student Council root;
meaning 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-
Ralph — 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 Help — 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 Room — located on the second floor cf
Thaw for the convenience of women students who
live in town; a place where they may leave their
books and rest during their free periods.