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welcome you! 


Judy Ross Don Nabors 

Sue Settle - Art 

jim Colquhoun 

Frances Matthews 


Absences 3 T 

Alma Mater 6 

Alpha Sigma 73 

Alerations . 1 7 

Alumni Magazine S3 

Attendance 3 1 

Automobiles 29 

B. C. Club 76 

Bainonian 72 

Band 79 

Bamwarming ] 1 

Business Club 77 

Chllhowean 83 

Christian Education Club 74 

Class Organization 47 

Clubs 76 

Commencement 1 2 

Constitution, Student Body 35 

Constitution, WSCA 63 

Cuts 32 

Dating 26 

Debate 81 

Demerits 30 

Dining Hall 25 

Disc Cub 76 

Dormitory 1 6 

Dramatics 8 1 

Dues ^9 

Elections 42 

Electrical Appliances 18 

Experimental Theater 81 

Extra Current 18, 19 

Extra Curricular 71 

Faculty Recreation 1 

February Meetings 14 

Food 29 

Football Schedule 86 

Fred Hope Fund 1 4 

French Club 75 

F T A 77 

German Club 75 

Glossary 87 

Highland Echo 83 

Homecoming ] ] 

Honorary Fraternities . 71 

Infirmary 20 

Intramurals 85 

Ironing 20 

Junior Privileges 70 

Kappa Phi 73 

Knoxville, trips to 69 

Laundering 20 

Lights 18 

M Book 83 

M Club 76 

May Day 12 

Meals 25 

Men's Dormitory 24 

Men's Glee Club 79 

Men's M Club 76 

Monitors 23 

Music Groups 78 

Open House — 1 2 

Orchestra 79 

Parish Project 74 

Penalties 32 

Publications 81 

Radios 1 9 

Senior Privileges 69 

Smoking 21, 29 

Social Life 26 

Songs 6 

Spanish Club 75 

Sports 84 

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 

W.S.C.A. 62 

Who's Who 33 

Women's Dormitories 22 

Women's Choir 79 

Women's Varsity 46 

Y.M.C.A. 60 

Y.W.C.A. 58 


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 

Evergreen appears, 
So thy memory fresh shall linger 

Through life's smiles and tears. 

Lift the chorus, wake the echoes, 

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

Loud her praises sing! 

"On Highlanders" 

(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! 


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 
service; registration. 

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 
Y.W.CA. receptions. 

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 

at Morningside. 

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, 
138th year. 

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 
college library. 

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 

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 

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 
and vigor. 

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 



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- 

tenance Office. 

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 

Electrical Equipment' 

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

2. There shall be no 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 
eleven o'clock. 

Lights may remain on in all women's residence 
halls until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday night With the 
rule for quiet after 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 
9:30 p.m. 

2. You may study in the Library throughout the 
day and each weekday evening, except Saturday, 
from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. Women students after 
7 :00 p.m. must sign out and in on the dormitory 
sign-out sheets. 


1. In case of illness, notify the Head of your 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, 
washcloth, etc. 

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

10:00—11 :00 a.m. 
4:00 — 5:00 p.m. 
(The doctor is there on Monday, Wednesday, and 
Friday nights.) 

Emergency cases, of course, are received at any 

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

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

Permission should be obtained from the nurse 
before visiting patients. 


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. 

Business Agents 

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. 

Emergency Drills 

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

Confiscation of Equipment 

In the women's dormitories this is handled by 
the monitors and officers of the Women's Student 
Government Association, and in the men's dormitories 
by the Head of the Dormitory as follows: 

a. Any electrical equipment being used in dormi- 
tory contrary to regulations will be confiscated. 

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 
disciplinable offense. 



Absence from the Dormitory 

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

2. After attending any college function, return to 
the dormitory promptly ( 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- 
out sheet. 

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 
House Committee. 

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. 
each day. 

Disciplinary Measures 

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! 





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 
also permitted, 

3. Calling hours for men in the women's dormi- 
tories are as follows: 

Weekdays - 1 :00 to 1 :20 p.m. 

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. 
Town Night 5 :00 to 7:15 p.m. 

9:30 to 10:15 p.m. 

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

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

(Men may stay in the dorms after Vespers on 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 
of Women. 

3. Occasional informal all-college dances have rules 
which say "No" to corsages, tuxes, and admission 
charge. Music is recorded, and the informal note is 

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 
private cars. 

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 

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- 
help work. 


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 
parking assignments.) 

3. Women students are not permitted to ride In 
automobiles with men without permission from the 
Dean of Women. Permission should also be secured 
from the Housemother for other automobile riding 

(townspeople, visitors, day students, etc.) 


1. Girls never wear shorts (even Bermudas) on the 
campus except when engaged in active sports. 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 
playing tennis. 

4. Careless or sloppy dress is not acceptable in the 
dining hall at any time. Students are expected to give 
special attention to dress for Sunday dinner and other 
dress- up occasions; that is, girfs will wear "heels and 
hose" and men "suits and ties" at such times. 


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

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 
one semester. 

2. Accumulates ten demerits. 

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



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

2. Excuses for illness or other emergencies must 
be presented at the Personnel Office within two days 
after returning to class, otherwise they will not be 
approved. You must notify immediately the Head of 
the Dormitory of any situation requiring your absence 
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 

Chapel 3 

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 

Chapel 5 

Sunday School or Church (total of) 6 

1 -credit hour class 1 

2-credit hour class 2 

3-credit hour class 3 

4-credit hour class 4 

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

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

2. For "cuts ' within two days before and after 
a recess or holiday, one-half semester hour and one- 
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 
from College. 

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 

YWCA President 

YMCA President 

WSCA President 

Pearsons House Chairman 
Baldwin House Chairman 

Memorial House Chairman 
Chilhowean Editor 

Chilhowean Business Manager 
Echo Editor 

Echo Business Manager 
Senior Class President _ 
Junior Class President 

Sophomore Class Pres'dent 
Kappa Phi President 

Alpha Sigma President 
Bainonian President 

Theta Epsiion President 

Student Volunteers President 

Pre-Ministerial President 

Football Captain 

Football Co-Captain 

Dick Henderson 
- Shirley McNeil 

. Ann Kelton 

Bruce Ingles 

. Isabel Easley 

Katie Marston 
. Joan Marston 
. Betty Brown 

Paula Kronenberg 
. Bob Good I in 

Betty Springstead 

Sam Buffat 

Dave Krotchko 
_ Ted Frauman 

Sam Buffat 

Bill Dent 

Pat Hoover 

. Natalie Richards 
Gene Spiekerman 
_ Harold Kelley 

Ted Wilson 

_ 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 


Dick Henderson 




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- 
commend legislation. 

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 
when necessary. 

(3) Nominate the chairmen of the standing com- 
mittees of the Student Council and submit 
them for approval to the Student Council. 

(4) Nominate the members 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- 
Faculty Senate. 

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, 
and social. 

c. Consider, develop, and seek to promote matters 
of student interest in cooperation with the faculty/ 
and administration. 

d. Supervise and coordinate certain student activi- 
ties as provided for in this Constitution and its 

e. Promote a good relationship with other colleges. 

Sec. 2. The Student Council shall be organized 
as follows: 

a. The membership shall consist of the following 

24 students: 
( 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- 
dent Council. 

c. Keep a record of the collection of all 


funds for Student Council purposes and 
of all expenditures. 

Sec. 3. The duties of the Student Council as a 
whole shall include the following: 

a. The Student Council shall meet at regular inter- 
vals as it may decide, but at least twice a 
month from September to May. 

b. The Student Council shall conduct all campus- 
wide elections. 

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

d. In carrying out its objectives the Student Coun- 
cil shall refer questions to the Student-Faculty 
Senate for consideration and recommendation, 
and 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 
such legislation. 

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- 
posed of 

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 
faculty members. 

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 
voting classes. 

e. Insure that no votes are cast other than by 
registered students upon the proper ballots. 

f. Keep an accurate record of those voting. 

g. Insure that at all times during the voting hours 
there is at least one member of the Student 
Council on duty at the voting place. 

h. Maintain proper conditions for secret balloting. 

i. 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 
of Athletics. 

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 
same sport. 

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

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 
block "M". 

(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- 


tion 5. 

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- 
inch "M". 

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

c. The design of the above letters and monograms 
shall be determined from time to time by the 
Committee upon recommendation of the Director 
of Athletics. 

By-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 
all dancing. 

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 
Student Council. 

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 
athletic activities. 

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 
Council, including 

a. Time and place of Student Body and Student 
Council meetings. 

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 
that division. 

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 
Student-Faculty Senate. 


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 
Student Body. 

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 
shall include 

a. Choosing the editorial staff and reporters upon 
recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief. 

b. Choosing the Business Manager and the busi- 
ness staff. 

c. Supervising the election of the Editor-in-Chief. 

d. Accepting responsibility for the policies, content, 
and financial management of the Highland Echo. 



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. 

II. Provisions. 

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. 

Signing Out: 

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


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

3. The out-box shall be locked regardless 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- 
ton Street, 

Ml. Responsibility. 

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, 

IV. Penalties. 

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 
number allowed. 

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. 

Additional Explanations: 

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. 


Ann Kelton 
YWCA President 


YWCA 1956-57 





Nu Gamma Chairman 

Artists Series 
Barn warming 


Community Service 

Ann Kelton 

Katherine Bugenhagen 

Anita Cole 

Amelia Maples 

Joan Neckerman 

Beverly Tillman 

Mary Ellen Lee 

Jane Hussey 

Ruth Morris 

Home Avenue 


M Book 

Pi Gamma 


Social _ 


Y Radio _ 

Y Store 

Y Rooms 

_ Mildred Beard 
Margaret Jones 

- Helen Hasenstab 

Isabel Easley 

Ann Wiley 

Betty Boone 

Ann Murray 

Barbara Wilkie 

Virginia Marshall 

Corita Erwin 

Judy Ross 

Jane Wall 

Clara Gowans 

Catherine Richtmyer 

Alice Blackburn 

Joan Davis 

"Christ is Life" 

H'lo Men, 

Let me take enough of your time to tefl you we've 
got the "welcome" mat swept off and waiting for 
"you all". 

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 President 
Bruce Ingles 



President Bruce Ingles 

Vice-President Chuck Frisseil 

Secretary Pete Bailey 

Treasurer Ray Sammons 


Artists Series John Ribbie 

Athletics Charlie Garrison 

Tom Morris 

Barnwarming Bill Deerfieid 

Community Dave Krotchko 

Devotions Bob Wyman 

Clem Birkelbach 

Fellowship Bill Lynch 

Joe Williams 

Inter-racial Ed Krebs 

"M" Book Mert Hall 

Maintenance Ed Simpson 

Ted Frauman 

Missions Bob Krogh 

Program Joe Tropansky 

Sam Buffat" 
Jim Colquhoun 

Publicity Bob Garden 

Jim Barber 

Y-Radio Bob Finertie 

Y-Store Jim Conklin 

"Christ Is Life" 


Hi Girls, 

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. 

Isabel Easley 
W.S.G.A. President 



of the 



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. 

Article IV 

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 
House Chairman. 

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 
other appointees; 

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 
responsibility to: 

1. Discuss with the Head of the Dormi- 

tory matters under consideration at the House Com- 
mittee meetings; 

2. Preside at House Meetings and 
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 
House Committee. 

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- 
,ulty consideration. 

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 
is approved. 

3. Senior women shall have the privilege of dating 
on Sunday afternoon from 2:30 until the supper 
hour. They shall be allowed to date on campus, walk 
in the residential section of the city, and sign up 
for parlor dates. Groups of couples may walk in the 
College Woods or around the seven-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. 



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. 


Theta Epsilon 

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 

Alpha Sigma, founded in 1 884, offers men of the 
College an opportunity to participate in activities that 
will build true friendships. It enters teams in all in- 
tramural sports and holds an annual weekend trip to 
the mountains, barbecue, banquet, and similar activi- 
ties. It joins with its sister society Theta Epsilon in 
producing a dance and a Rush Week program. 

Kappa Phi 

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 Volunteers 

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. 

Parish Project 

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. 

Pre-Ministerial Association 

The Pre-Ministerial Association, organized in 1900, 
is open to all students who are planning to become 
ministers or who are interested in other phases of 
Christian service. In addition to its regular meetings 
twice a month the Association shares in planning 
with the other religious organizations, YM, YW, and 
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. 

Pre-Med Club 

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

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

French Club 

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

Cerman Club 

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. 

Spanish Club 

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. 

"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 

Disc Club 

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. 

Wrifer's Workshop 

Literary interest and achievement are the basis for 

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

Future Teachers of America 

Jasper Converse Barnes Chapter of the Future 
Teachers of America was organized in the spring 
of 1949. All students planning to teach are eligible 
for membership in this club which is affiliated with 
the National Education Association. 

B. G. 

This is a small club of eight campus girls who 
keep the meaning of their initials a secret. At the 
end of each year two freshmen and one sophomore 
are elected members. Originally for hiking, 
the club today is purely social. 

Business Club 

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. 

Vesper Choir 

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. 


All-Cirl Choir 

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- 
known concerto. 

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. 

String Ensemble 

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. 



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 
law professions. 


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. 


Highland Echo 

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 
as possible. 


The Chilhowean is the annual year-book which is 
published by members of the junior class. It gives a 
vivid account in pictures of the outstanding events 
of the year as well as individual pictures of almost 
all of the student body. 

Alumni Magazine 

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

M Book 

As you have already discovered, the M Book is the 
little volume you are now reading. It is published 
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 

Int-ercollegiate Athletics 

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 



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.