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Maryville, Tennessee 



Co-editors: Ann Wiley, Meredith Hall 

Carolyn Cones, Sally Lumley, Betty Springstead, 

Jean Stanton 


You have already made your first step in the right 
direction. . .coming to Maryville Coilege;. This small 
but very important volume v/hich you now have in 
hands was published so that you could continue your 
steps in the right direction! We want your college 
career to be as happy and as successful as it can pos- 
sibly be, and our efforts will not have been in vain if 
the M Book can help even a little. 

College is nsw, different, and exciting, and by 
reading the M Book you will know better what is 
happening at this particular college. College life is not 
found primarily in the classroom and textbooks, and 
although they are a vital part, M Book will acquaint 
you with the Other Part. . .the deeper, fuller life that 
is unequaled by any other. . .Your College Life! 

Here's wishing you all the luck in the world. 


Sincere Greetings! 

May your coming and your remaining for the new 
academic year be enjoyable and rewarding. Fulfillment 
of this wish will depend upon both the College and 

The College does a serious business of developing an 
organization, facilities, and staff which will provide 
maximum opportunity for you to make your college 
experience both rewarding and enjoyable. If a choice 
IS necessary one should choose the reward of work 
even without pleasure, but both are possible. 

It is for each one to make it so for himself and 
others. The fact is that every one of us brings to col- 
lege the potentials for these results. . .either a neg- 
ative or a joyous disposition, either superficial or ear- 
nest habits of work. But much can be done to advance 
alike in disposition and habits. 

That is why all of us are here. . .officers, faculty, 
and students. I trust this will be a good year. 
Cordially yours, 
Ralph W. Lloyd 


Where Chilhowee's lofty mountains 

Pierce the southern blue, 
Proudly stands our Alma Mater, 

Noble, grand, and true. 


Orange, Garnet, float forever, 

Ensign of our hill ! 
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, 

Hail to Maryville! 

As thy hilltop crowned with cedars 

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 ail the highlands! 

Loud her praises sing! 


''On Highlanders" 

(Words and Music by Charles Huffman, '491 
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. 
Send a rousing cheer oon high, 

And our boys will shine. 
Come on and fight, fight, fight! 

Come on and fight, fight, fight! 
For dear old Maryville! 


? ? WHO'S WHO ? ? 

Student Body President 

Student Body Vice-President 

YWCA President 

YMCA President 

WSGA 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 President 

Kappa Phi President 

Bainonian President 

Alpha Sigma President 

Theta Epsilon President 

Student Volunteers President 

Pre-Ministerial President 

Football Captain 

Football Co-Captain 

Bob Goodlin 

Joan Neckerman 
Ann Murray 

Clem Birkelbach 
_ Carol Williams 
_ Jane Bradfield 

Carolyn Dees 

Betsy Cross 

Ruth Dean 

_ Barbara Coates 
_ Carolyn Cones 

Mary Kirklin 

Bill Heird 

Bob Muir 

Dave Morris 

John Ribble 

Beverley Tillman 

Dan Wiley 

Anita Cole 

Irma Birkelbach 
_ Dave Krotchko 

Bud Beam 

Jimmy Harris 


T957 First Semester 

Sept. 3 Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. New students report 

6 Friday. First meeting of classes 

7 Saturday, 8:00 p.m. YM and YW recep- 

9 Monday, 8:00 p.m.. Faculty reception 
17 Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Annual Convocation 
Oct. 1 2 Saturday. Founders and Homecoming Day 

Nov;. 28 Thanksgiving holiday 
Dec. 8 Sunday, 3:00 p.m. "Messiah" 

14-20 First semester final examinations 

20 Friday, 12:20 p.m. First semester ends; 
Christmas vacation begins 

1958 Second Semester 

Jan. 8 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. Chapel; Christmas 

vacation ends; second semester begins 
Feb. 5- 13 February Meetings 

Mar. 12 V/ednesday, 4:30 p. m. Spring vacation be- 
20 Thursday, 8:00 a. m. Chapel; spring vaca- 
tion ends 
Apr. 22,23 Senior comprehensive examinations; sopho- 
more tests 
May 1 Thursday, 2:00 p.m. May Day festival 

14-20Second semester final examinations 

18 Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate service 
21 Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Commencement 


Colleges have personalities just as people do. The 
things big and little - the traditions - make up this 
personality. As you become acquainted and catch the 
spirit of the traditions at Maryville, it will broaden 
your understanding of your college and will help to 
make your memories of your days here vivid and 

Your first memories will be those of LINES — re- 
gistration, Treasurer's Office, Bookstore, but the 
nicest line is the FACULTY RECEPTION LINE. This 
is the official greeting of all the faculty for all the 
students and is a must for freshmen. Don your best 
formal, your firmest handshake, your most sincere 
smile, and enjoy yourself. 

The first two weeks are hectic, happy days for 
freshmen as you are sought enthusiastically by the four 
societies-. Theta Epsilon and Alpha Sigma, Bainonian 
and Kappa Phi, are the two pairs of sister and brother 
societies. These societies carry out friendly but com- 
petitive RUSH WEEKS sponsoring for freshmen such 
social events as teas, square dances, fashion shows, 
and splash parties. The climax of each RUSH WEEK is 
"The Formal". This musical production is written and 
produced entirely by students. Freshmen girls decked 
out in their loveliest formals are escorted by blind 
dates of the brother society. The decision of which 
society is a hard one, but whichever one you choose 
deserves your wholehearted support. 

The STUDENT CENTER, with the Y-STORE, is the 
place to stop for a quick coke, sandwich, or icecream 
cone. Also, a game of ping-pong or bridge is sure to 
be in progress most anytime during the day. Stop in 
and enjoy the friendly atmosphere with other students. 

WARMTH and FRIENDLINESS are two of the most 
important traditions at Maryvillei. The friendly "hi" 
and sincere smiles of all you meet are a vital part of 
the whole atmosphere. Be a part of this spirit — you 
will find friends are easily made. 

in all its dignity. The morning chapel service, gay 
dorm decorations, and HOMECOMING PARADE make 
this a day to remember. The lovely senior girl who 
reigns as Homecoming Queen over the football game 
will have this as one of the happiest memories of her 
college career. 

Your guess is as good as ours as to what the theme 
of this year's BARNWARMING will be. This is THE 
show of the Fall semester and is held each Thanks- 
giving eve in the Alumni Gym. Sponsored by the Y's, 
every effort is made to present the best talent in this 
musical production. The court of the King and Queen 
is made up of attendants from each of the four classes, 
elected by the student body'. This, too, is kept top 
secret until BARNWARMING night. 

In no time at all Christmas is here, bringing a wel- 
come vacation. Although it is a busy season of final 
exams, you will want to plan time for the many beau- 
tiful musical programs and social events. Handel's 
MESSIAH presented by the Vesper Choir, and com- 
bined Glee Clubs, accompanied by the College orches- 
tra, is one of the most inspiring programs of the year 
and no Christmas season would be complete at Mary- 
ville without CHRISTMAS VESPERS presented by the 
same groups the last Sunday night before vacation. 

The sudden interest in domestic affairs evidenced 
every spring means that OPEN HOUSE is on the way. 
Put your room in its best "apple pie" order and be a 
part of this tradition of seeing how the other half 


Spring is officially here when college students, 
town people, and children make their way to the 
Amphitheater in the college woods for the annual MAY 
DAY PAGEANT. Produced by the Women's Physical 
Education Department, this colorful occasion is reigned 
over by the May Day Court. The Queen is chosen 
from the Senior Class and her attendants from the 
other four classes. 

We began our traditions telling you about the first 
days on the Hill. As a climax comes COMMENCE- 
MENT with its dignified services and many mixed 
emotions. One of the lovely traditions is the DAISY 
CHAIN composed of fourteen girls from the junior 
Class, who form the chain through which the gradua- 
tion procession passes. As seniors leave the campus 
many find that the strength, knowledge, and insight 
they have developed here is good preparation for 
worthwhile service in their chosen field. 

Maryville emphasizes the building of the mind, 
body, and spirit. In her 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 acquir- 
ing 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 uni- 
fying factor in the campus life. It is the spiritual 
emphasis on our campus that is the impetus to the 
friendliness and desire to help that are so prevalent 
among our students. This is an introduction to the re- 
ligious program that Maryville offers. These are some 
of the high-lights of the opportunities and vital pro- 
grams that are planned for the students to participate 
in, to share, and to enjoy. 

Thursday evening at 9:30 in the Y rooms in Thaw 

Hall. These meetings, led by students, provide an op- 
portunity for all to share in prayer and Christian 
thought together. 

The LITTLE CHAPEL located in the Samuel Tyndale 
Wilson Chapel is open at all times for private and 
small group devototions. 

Sunday is a quiet, peaceful day for the students 
as they return from Sunday School and Church. In the 
afternoon the Y's give an inspiring program and in the 
evening VESPERS provides an opportunity for worship 
and praise as we hear a message from a speaker and 
listen to our own Vesper Choir. Sunday is the day that 
starts our week off with freshness and vigor. 

Sometime early in the fall, the students begin their 
drive for the FRED HOPE FUND, which was estab- 
lished as a tribute to the memory of one of Maryville's 
outstanding graduates, Fred Hope, who spent his life 
as a missionary in Africa. Today this fund enables 
Maryville College students and faculty to have a part 
in some outstanding and needy mission work in the 
foreign field. In the past years we have given our sup- 
port to a hospital in Ferozepore, India, where Dr. 
Dorothy Ferris, a graduate of Maryville, is head doc- 
tor. She was on our campus in 1955 telling us of the 
work and advancements 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 enterprise. 

In the first few days of our second semester we 
have an inspiring week of religious emphasis, FEB- 
RUARY MEETINGS. The team of leaders, a speaker, 
a pianist, and a song leader, conduct the services 
morning and evening for a period of ten days. The 
strong student interest in these messages usually re- 
sults in further group discussions after the regular 
services and in many private conferences with the lead- 
ers. Over the year students and faculty have found 


renewed strength and spiritual re-awakening in these 
February Meetings, which are one of the oldest and 
strongest of our Maryville traditions. 

Nothing is more beautiful than seeing the sun's 
first rays burst over the Smokies as the Vesper Choir 
sings, "Alleluia, Christ is Risen." EASTER SUNRISE 
SERVICE on Easter morning is an inspiring and enrich- 
ing experience. 

Each spring, near the end of the school year, the Y's 
RETREAT to a beautiful lake in the mountains for the 
week-end. This is a time not only of spiritual fellow- 
ship, but of spiritual evaluation of the programs and 
individual growth of the year. The RETREAT also 
gives an opportunity to plan a more pertinent and vital 
program for the following year. A new theme is chosen 
as a guide for both Y's to follow and to share. This 
year the theme is "Ambassadors for Christ." The Y's 
are important organizations on the campus, and their 
spiritual influence is shown by the active membership 
and wide interest that is shown as the students par- 
ticipate in the programs together. 

In addition to the many groups on campus which 
give opportunity for spiritual growth there is MORN- 
ING WATCH for your own private devotions. These 
quiet moments mean much to the students who take 
advantage of them. We hope you may feel the true 
spirit of Maryville College and take part in the many 
opportunities offered for friendship and personal de- 

ARTISTS SERIES brings to the campus each year 
outstanding musical and dramatic artists. LECTURE 
SERIES gives the opportunity to hear noted scholars 
and authorities in many fields. 



One of the first things we learn at college is to live 
with a large group of people instead of just the three 
or four that most of us are used to. Experience has 
taught us that the oft-quoted Golden Rule is the best 
policy to follow. Many rights and privileges are ours 
to enjoy as long as we are careful to respect the 
rights and privileges of everyone else. We're offering a 
few suggestions that we hope will make your days in 
the dorm happy ones. 

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 ap- 
pear 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 DO: 

— Limit the length of your phone calls 

— Gather up the dirt after sweeping instead of leaving 

it in the halls 
Wait until after "busy" hours to wash your clothes 

in the bathrooms 
— Respect study hours 

— Be quiet in the mornings while others are still asleep 
— Do your week's ironing in the laundry room and not 

on the ironing boards on the floors 

Clean the tubs, basins, etc., after using them 

— Remove hot irons from the ironing boards 

Return supplies to the medicine chest 

— 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 

Care of Rooms 

1 . Any plans for alterations or improvements in 
your room must be approved in advance by the Head 
of your Dormitory, after consultation with the Main- 
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 furm'sh and use a mattress 

Electric Current 

1 . Since the overloading of efectricaf ci'rcuits is a 
dangerous fire hazard, lamps, clocks, radios,, and elec- 
tric shavers are the only electrical equipment which 
may be used in dormitory rooms. 

2. Provision is made in each dormitory for the use 
of ironing and cooking equipment at specified places. 
Such equipment must under no circumstances be used 
in any student's room. 

3. There must be no tampering with the electric 

4. The maximum current allowed to be used in a 
dormitory room under any circumstances is 150 watts 
per student, fn computing wattage, radios, clocks, and 
electric shavers are not counted. 

5. Only one electric cord may be attached to a sin- 
gle outlet. 

6. Dormitory supervisors are required to report im- 
mediately to the Personnel Office any violation of the 
fire safety requirements stated above. 

7. Students are asked to turn out lights when leav- 
ing their rooms. 


1 . Dormitories are to be kept quiet for study after 
7:30 p.m. each evening. 

2. Students are expected to be in bed and to have 
lights Out by 1 1 :00 p.m., except as provided for spe- 
cial cases by the house governments of the various 


3. Campus activities are required to be terminated 
and students to be in their rooms by 1 1 :00 p.m., ex- 
cept as special arrangements are made in advance with 
the authorities concerned. 


Radios must not be played between ] 1 :00 p.m. and 
6:00 a,.m. 


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


1. If you go to the College infirmary as a patient, 
arrangements should be made through your House- 
mother. You should take your own pajamas, towel, 
washcloth, etc. 

2. The infirmary clinic is open each week day as 

10:00—11 :00 a.m. 
4:00 — 5:00 p.m. 

1 :00 1 :30 p.m. 

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

Emergency cases, of course, are received at any time. 

3. If you visit patients in the infirmary, please ob- 
serve the following visiting hours: 

4:00 — 5:30 p.m. 
6:30—7:15 p.m. 
Permission should be obtained from the nurse be- 
fore visiting patients. 


1. All ironing must be done in the laundry rooms 
or other specified places. The ironing boards on each 


floor of the women's dormitoies are for pressing only. 
2. No ironing is to be done on Sunday except emer- 
gency pressing between 7:00 and 9:00 a. m. 

1. All laundry must be done in the laundry rooms 
except in emergency cases when small amounts of 
light laundry may be done in the bathrooms. 

2. No laundering is to be done on Sunday. 

3. Each dormitory has its own regulations concern- 
ing the use of the 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 dormitories 
(or elsewhere on the campus) . Violations are subject 
to College discipline. 

Emergency Drills 

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

Confiscation of Equipment , 

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

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

b. Radios in use after 1 1 :00 p.m. will be confiscat- 
ed and placed in the office for one month. 



1. Possession of liquor bottles, public or private 
signs, or road markers is considered, for obvious rea- 
sons, a disciplinable offense. 

2. Possession of firearms, pass-key, or key to any 
dormitory room other than one's own is forbidden. 

3. Regulations imposed by civil law are in effect 
College regulations. For example, the possession or use 
of fireworks is violation of Tennessee law and therefore 
a disciplinable offense. 



Absence from the Dormitory 

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

2. After attending any college function, return to 
the dormitory promptly (15 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 regula- 
tions 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 

4. You may go to Maryville or Knoxville any week- 
day 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 WSCA Constitution for Junior and Senior privi- 

5. II 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 Per- 
mission 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 


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 sophomores and fresh- 
men, one. 

7. You may go to the College Woods in groups of 
two or more on weekdays and Saturdays, but not in the 
company of men. See WSCA Constitution (Senior 
Privileges) . 

8. When leaving the dorm, you must sign out and 
in on the proper sign-out sheet. 


1 . Lights are to be out in the Freshman-Sophomore 
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, 

2. Lights in the Junior-Senior dormitory may remain 
on any night after 1 1 :00 p.m. for study purposes only. 
The same regulations for quiet, each girl in her own 
room, and light cuts for study only, are in effect at 
eleven o'clock. 

3. Lights may remain on in all women's residence 
halls until 12:00 p.m., on Saturday night with the rule 
for quiet after 1 1 :00 still in effect. Permission must 
be obtained for parties after this hour. 


1 .Dormitories are to be kept quiet for study and 
rest, and in consideration of others, from 8:00 a.m. 
until 3:30 p.m., and from 7:15 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. 
"Closed" study hours are maintained in the Freshman- 
Sophomore dormitories from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. 


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


1 . Each student is required to serve as monitor as 
arranged by WSCA. As monitor you must be present 
on your floor, seeing that the halls are kept quiet 
during study hours and that students are in their awn 
during study hours and that students are in their own 
per 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. 


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

2. Outgoing calls, except to faculty and staff, must 
be made on the pay phones. 

3. Incoming calls will be received on the office 
phone and transferred to the pay phone. 

4. Everyone should limit calls to five minutes. 
Summons before House Committ-ee 

Students will be brought before the House Commit- 
tee for violation of any dormitory regulations, undue 
disturbance, or consistent lack of cooperation. 




1 . Dormitories are expected to be quiet for study 
after 7:30 each evening. 

2. Campus activities are required to be terminated 
and men are expected to be in bed with lights out by 
1 1 :00 p.m., except for occasional study in one's own 

Abence from the Dormitory 

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


Men living in the dormitory may entertain their 
families in the lobby. 


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 students in his own room. 

3. Creating a disturbance in dormitory. 

4. Wilful destruction of property. 

5. Violation of other dormitory regulations. 



Meals are served in the Dining Hall on the first 
floor of Pearsons Hall according to the following 
schedule : 

Weekdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. 
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. 
Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. 

Your guests may eat in the dining room by arrang- 
ing with the Dietitian. Meal prices are: 


Breakfast, 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 ail, 
loud and boisterous talking is bad manners anywhere. 
And speaking of manners, be sure to take them along 
when you go to the Dining Hall. A polite "please" or 
"thank you" isn't too heavy a burden for anyone to 

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

It is customary that grace be said before every meal. 
Again our odvice is to be friendly and courteous! 




1. Parlor dates may be had in the women's dormi- 
tory parlors from 7:00 until 10:30 p.m. any weekday 
evening by arranging with the Head of the Dormitory. 
Freshman and sophomore women may have four each 
month and Junior and Senior women may have an un- 
limited number. 

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

3. Calling hours for men in the women's dormitories 
are as follows: 


Town Night 

Sunday Afternoons _ 
Saturday Afternoons 





















1 :00 




1 :00 




(Men may stay in the dorms after Vespers on Sun- 
day until 8:15 and after Student Vols until 9:1 5. ^ 

4. Couples may be together within the Circle Drive 
(the driveway circling the central campus) each 

weekday evening until 7:15 (7:00 on Sunday) and 
until 1 :20 on Sunday afternoons. 

5. Couples who date at announced College 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 dat- 
ing 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 im- 

6. Dating in Knoxville for women other than Jun- 
iors and Seniors may be arranged occasionally by per- 
mission from the Dean of Women. Only bus transpor- 
tation is approved. 

7. Classrooms and classroom buildings are not to be 
used for dating. 


1. Social dancing each weekday (except Saturday) 
evening following supper till 7:15 is informal, held in 
the Intramural Gymnasium. 

2,. Two formal, all-college dances are held each 
year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For girls 
dress is formal; for fellows tuxedos are nice but not 
necessary — business suits are just as acceptable. Ad- 
mission tickets and corsages are regulated by the Soc- 
ial Committee. Your request for a non-student guest 
must be handled through the office of the Dean of 

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 set. 

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

Planning All-Campus Entertainment 

1 . Programs must be officially authorized and 
scheduled through the Faculty Committee on Schedul- 
ing of Activities (Office of Dean of Women). 


2. Students programs are subject to preview by the 
Student-Faculty Committee on Student Programs. 

Planning Parties, Picnics, and Other Social Activities 

1 . You must secure approval from the Dean of Wo- 
men's Office at least five days in advance. 

2i. If the function involves transportation, it must 
be by a conveyance on v^^hich 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 Activities 
(Office of Dean of Women). 


1 . Initations are not to interfere with the general 
program of the College; for example, they must nat 
be such as to create disturbance in Chapel, classes, 
dining hall, or dormitory. They must not involve phy- 
sical force or hazard. 

2. Plans and procedures for initiations must be ap- 
proved in advance by the Student Organizations Com- 
mittee, in accordance with the principles stated above. 



1 . No student is permftted to smoke anywhere on 
the campus. (The "Aztec Ruins", near the steps ort 
the edge of the campus, back of Carnegie Kail, are 
considered off-campus for smokers.) 


1. No out-of-town student may have an automo- 
bile or other motor vehicle while at Maryville College 
except by special permission given only in unusual 
cases. This permission is required whether or not park- 
mg space on the campus is desired; request must be 
made in writing through the Personnel Office before 
the car is brought. 

2. Students living in Maryville who regularly use 
cars at the College must secure permit tags each year 
from the Maintenance Office. Parking spaces will then 
be assigned to those who park regularly on the campus. 

(Faculty members also secure permits and parking as- 

3. Women students are not permitted to ride in 
automobiles with 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 wear jeans, slacks, or Bermuda shorts for 
active sports, hiking and the like; but never to dining 
hall, classes, library, chapel, administratix-e offices, or 
off campus to the Grill or town. The same applies to 
the wearing of athletic or Bermuda shorts by men. 

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


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

6. Each student organization must be approved by 
the faculty. No secret organization is permitted. 


These are given by the Executive Council of the 
Faculty for violation of College regulations. 

Dismissal from College 

This decision is made by the Executive Council of 
the Faculty when a student: 

1. Accumulates four semester hours of penalty for 
excess absences within one semester. 

2. Accumulates ten demerits. 

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



Regular attendance at classes, chapel, Sunday school, 
and church is an important part of a successful record 
at Maryville College-. You should not miss any sched- 
uled class or other activity unless it is absolutely neces- 
sary, and you should keep an accurate record with your 
Housemother of any such absence. 

Attendance requirements are based on the principle 
that credit is earned by attendance at classes as well as 
by performance on class work. So if a student incurs 
more than a minimum allowance of absences there is 
placed on his permanent record a statement of "un- 
earned hours," which reduces his total credit and re- 
quires additional hours to be earned in order to meet 
graduation requirements. 

In general, the procedure is this. To cover necessary 
absence, the student is allowed as many absences per 
semester from each class as the class meetings per 
week. This allowance must be used only for unavoid- 
able absence, such as for serious illness or other em- 
ergency. The allowance for chapel is 5 absences per 
semester and for Sunday school and church (or Ves- 
pers) a total of 6 absences per semester (i.e., absences 
from Sunday school and church added together must 
not exceed 6). Absences for authorized college activi- 
ties (athletic teams, debate teams, etc.) count half; 
absences on the day before and the day after an an- 
nounced holiday or recess count double. 

For each absence over the allowance, "unearned 
credit" of 1 |5 semester hour is entered on the stu- 
dent's record. Exception is made only in unusual cases, 
such as serious illness requiring hospitalization, re- 
quired service to the College, and the like, upon ap- 
peal filed by the student within two days following the 


absence. The appeal is acted on by a faculty committee 
at the end of the semester, or earlier if required in 
special cases. 

If a student accumulates as much as 4 semester 
hours of "unearned credit" in a semester he is sus- 
pended from College for the remainder of the semes- 
ter, unless re-instated by the Faculty. Students on the 
Honor Roll (standing of 2.25) the previous semester 
are not bound by the class allowances, but a record of 
their absences is kept as for other students, and they 
must take all announced tests as scheduled. Such stu- 
dents have the same requirements as others for chapel, 
Sunday school, and church. 

An announced test may be made up only by permis- 
sion of the Personnel Office to the teacher concerned, 
upon presentation of evidence by the student that the 
absence was unavoidable. In case of doubt, the Per- 
sonnel Office should be consulted before the absence. 
It is the policy of the College that in view of the de- 
lay and irregularity involved, a make-up test is to be 
more difficult than the original. 

Absences for any cause totaling one fourth of the 
class meetings prevent a grade above "D" in the 
course; if absences total one half of the class meet- 
ings, "F" is given. 


For those returning to Maryville, a warm hello. For 
the Freshmen, a hearty and cordial welcome. 

Student Council plays a very important role in help- 
ing make your college days more pleasant. For this 
reason, you should choose your Freshman representa- 
tives with care. But of greater concern is your own 
participation in student activities. By so doing, you will 
be enriching not only yourself but also the college as 
a whole. Maryville can become much more meaningful 
when you enter in as a part of the entire program. 

I would like to state that I hope you will find many 
memorable experiences in the progress being accom- 
plished by our school. May your success at Maryville 
be the best possible preparation for mature living. 


Bob Goodlin 

President of the Student Body 





We, the students of Maryville College, in order to 
provide a responsible student government to represent, 
lead, and unify the student body and in order to pro- 
mote maximum cooperation among the students, fac- 
ulty, and adminstration, do establish this constitution. 

Article 1 Name 

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

Article II — Purpose 

The purpose of this organization shall be to unify 
the student body in the common motive of self-govern- 
ment in order to assume responsibilities in the man- 
agement of our affairs, strengthen the cooperation 
among students, faculty, and adminstration, and in- 
crease loyalty to the best interests of the College. 

Article III — Membership 

All students of Maryville College shall be members 
of the Student Body. 

Article IV — Meetings 

Meetings of the Student Body shall be held at the 
call of the President of the Student Body. 

Article V — General Organization 

Sec. 1 . The general administrative and legislative 
organ of the Student Body of Maryville College shall be 
the Student Council, which shall share authority with 
the Executive Council of the Faculty. 


Sec. 2, The Student Council and the Executive 
Council of the Faculty shall cooperate through a Stu- 
dent-Faculty Senate, which shall consider and recom- 
mend legislation. 

Sec. 3. The Women's Student Government Associa- 
tion shall constitute an independent administrative de- 
partment of the government and shall govern only on 
matters pertaining to women's residence. 

Article VI Officers 

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

Sec. 2. The President shall be a member of the 
senior class and the Vice-President shall be a member 
of either the junior or the senior class. 

Sec. 3. The President and the Vice-President shall 
be elected for a term of one year by the Student Body 
by a majority of the votes cast. 

Sec. 4. The duties of the officers shall be as fol- 

a. The President shall 

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

(2) Call special meetings of the Student Council 
when necessary. 

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

(4) Nominate the members of the standing com- 
mittees of the Student Council, after consulta- 
tion with the standing committee chairmen 
concerned, and submit them for approval to 
the Student Council. 

(5) Set up such temporary special committees as 
shall be necessary from time to time, subject 
to the approval of the Student Council, 


<6) Serve as ex officio member of all standing and 

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

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

Article VII — Student Council 

Sec. 1. The objectives of the Student Council shall 
be to 

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

b. Represent accurately the points of view of the 
Student Body with respect to the following three 
phases of campus life: spiritual, academic, and 

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 

a. The membership shall consist of the following 

( 1 ) The Student Body President and Vice-President. 
(2) The Vv'omen's Student Government Association 
President and the Men's Student Co-opera- 
tive President. 


(3) The four cfass presidents. 

(4) 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). 

Article VIII — Student- Faculty Senate 

Sec. 1. It shall be the purpose of the Senate to 

a. Consider all questions and proposals referred to 
it by the Student Council or the Executive Coun- 
cil of the Faculty. 

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 Council. 

b. Eight faculty members. 

c. The President of the College. 

Sec. 3. The members of the Student-Faculty Senate 
shall be selected as follows: 

a. The Student Council members shall be elected 
by the Student Council from its members at the 
first regular meeting of the fall semester. 

b. The faculty members shall be appointed from 
the Executive Council of the Faculty by the 
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 
it may decide, but at least twice a month from Sep- 
tember to May. 

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

Article IX — LegislaHon 

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. 

Sea. 2. Rules of Procedure for the various com- 
mittees set up 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 estab- 
lishing the committee. 

Article X — Amendmenf 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 become 
effective 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 I — Elections CommiHee 

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

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com- 
mittee to supervise and enforce the nomination pro- 
cedure for the President and Vice-Pesident of the 
Student Body. It shall 

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

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

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com- 
mittee to enforce all campaign rules of procedure. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com- 
mittee to conduct the annual election of the President 
and the Vice-President of the Student Body, the class 
officers, and the Student Council representatives in 
April, with the exception of the freshman class offi- 
cers and Student Council representatives, who will be 
elected in October. It shall 

a. Have a list of all nominees posted on the Student 
Council bulletin board before the election. 

b. Have announced in chapel before the election the 
date, hours, and places of the election. 

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


d. Have authorized lists of all members of the vot- 
ing classes. 

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

f. Keep an accurate record of those voting. 

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

h. Maintain proper conditions for secret balloting. 
i. Count all votes and certify the results to the Stu- 
dent Council and the Student Body. 

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

By-Law 2 — ^Athletics Committee 

Sec. 1. The Athletics Committee shall be a student- 
faculty committee composed of the chairman and equal 
numbers of faculty and students. It shall include the 
Directors of Athletics and such members of the Fac- 
ulty Committee on Athletics as the President of the 
College shall designate. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Athletics 
Committee to represent student and faculty points-of- 
view in athletic matters, to cooperate with the Di- 
rector of Athletics and his staff in promoting intramural 
and intercollegiate athletics, and to carry out the other 
duties specified in this By-Law. 

Sec. 3. The Athletics Committee shall elect athletic 
team managers from the student body to fill such 
places as the Director of Athletics shall designate. 

a. The Director of Athletics shall make to the Com- 
mittee such nominations for managerships as he 


may desire, and other nominations may be made 
by members of the Committee, 

b. The Committee shall elect such persons for man- 
agers as shall be acceptable to the Director of 

c. Managers for the various teams shall be elected 
not later than the following dates preceding the 
playing season: Football, by June 1; Basketball, 
by December 1 ; Baseball, by March 1 ; Track, 
by March 1 ; other teams by the dates designated 
by the Director of Athletics. 

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

a. A student shall be eligible to receive the Mary- 
ville College Varsity "M" when he has completed 
the semester in which the season ends, is in good 
standing in the College, and in a given season 
meets one of the following requirements. 
( 1 ) Has played in fifteen quarters of regularly 
scheduled intercollegiate football games. 

(2) Has played in at least one-half of the reg- 
ularly scheduled intercollegiate basketball 

(3) Has played at least five innings a game in 
each of one-half of the regularly scheduled 
intercollegiate baseball games, or pitched at 
least thirty-six innings. 

(4) Has scored at least a total of ten points in 
all track meets, or has placed first in the 
State meet. 

(5) Has scored at least ten points in varsity 
wrestling competition on the following basis: 
five points for a fall, three points for a de- 
cision, and two points for a draw. 


{5) Has played in at least one-half of the inter- 
collegiate tennis matches and has won at 
least four singles and|or doubles matches. 

(7) Has won at least one first or second place 
in an intercollegiate swimming meet and 
has won at least ten points in intercollegiate 

(8) Has scored at least ten points in an inter- 
collegiate cross-country meet on the follow- 
ing basis: 1st place, ten points; 2nd place, 
nine points; etc. — 10th place, one point. 

<9) Has met the women's athletic point system 

requirements as specified in Section 5. 
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 minimum requirements 
listed above. 

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." 

(4) 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 fetters 
and monograms for 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 ths 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 400 points, a six-and-one-half 
by six-and-one-half inch "MC" monogram. 

(2) For earning 500 points, a six-and-one-half 
by five-and-one-half inch "M." 

(3) For the three women earning the highest 
number of points over 600, a special award 
for superior achievement. 

(4) For earning over 600 points the second and 
each succeeding time, achevron. 

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

By-Law 3 — Social Committee 

Sec. 1. The Social Committee shall be a student- 
faculty committee composed of the chairman and 
equal numbers of faculty and students. It shall in- 
clude the Dean of Women, the Dean of the College, 
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 
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 

( 1 ) Serve as ex-off icio 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 all minutes of class meetings. 

(2) Conduct class correspondence.. 

(3) Collect class dues. 

(4) Deposit all money received on behalf of the 
class in a bank account which shall be 
maintained in the name of the class. 

(5) Expend class funds only upon authorization 
of the President. 

(6) Keep a careful record of all the receipts 
and expenditures in a book provided for 
that purpose at the expense of the class. 

(7) Make a report of all money collected and 
disbursed, whenever called upon for such 
a report by the class president or by the 
Faculty Committee on Student Business 

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

a. Consider all recommendations of the various 


organization on the campus for improving and 
unifying the many social activities. 

b. Give these organizations proper coordination 
with the Student Council. 

c. Act as the agent through which all applications 
from groups for the formation of new organiza- 
tions shall be channeled. 

d. Examine and keep a file of the financial reports 
of all organizations. 

By-Law 6 — Pep Committee 

Sec. 1. The Pep Committee shall be a student- 
faculty committee, including the Director of Athletics, 
Captain of the Cheerleaders, Director of the Band, and 
the Director of Public Relations. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the purpose of the Pep 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, 
d. 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 

Sed. 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 
v/omen's dormitory to be elected by WSCA 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 
Executive Council of the Faculty and thereafter 
submitted to the Student Body for ratification. 

b. Regardless of revisions this plan must be ratified 
by the Student Body not later than the second 
week of the fall semester of each college year. 

Sec. 4. The Student Council shall be responsible for 
the enforcement of the Town Night Operating Plan. 
It shall be responsible for 


a. The number of times Town Night may be taken. 

{ 1 ) Freshman women may have one Town 

Night each week, Monday through Saturday; 

sophomore and junior women may have two. 

Senior women may have Town Night any 

week night. 
(2) Junior and senior women may take one 

night in Knoxville, in accordance wifh 

WSCA regulations. 

b. The time regulations of 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. 

c. Maintaining area limits, which include the sec- 
tion of Maryville bounded by the College Campus, 
Cates Street, Washington Street, and Harper 
Street, and including Noah's Ark. 

d. The provision that girls must be with a date or 
in groups of two or more girls at all times; 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 curricular 
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; 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. 



1. The Town Night Operating Plan shall be in 
accordance with the Town Night Agreement between 
the Executive Council of the Faculty and the Student 
Council. The plan shall be for the college year 
specified and shall be subject to question and|or 
revision in May or whenever necessary. Any such 
revisions in the plan shall be reported promptly to 
the Student-Faculty Senate and the Executive Council 
of the Faculty, thereafter to be submitted to the 
Student Body for ratification. Regardless of revisions 
this plan must be ratified by the Student Body not 
later than the second week of the fall semester of 
each college year. 

ir. 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 10:30 p.m. 

3. Freshman girls shall be allowed one town night 
per week, Monday through Saturday; sophomore 
and junior girls shall be allowed two town nights 
per week, Monday through Saturday; senior girls 
may take town nights as desired, Monday 
through Saturday. 

4. Junior and senior girls may take one town night 
each week in Knoxville, in accordance with rules 
of the Women's Student Government Association. 


Signing out; 

1. Each girl shall personally sign out in the dormi- 
tory 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 stilf in the 
out-box when it is locked shall be given to 
the Housemother, The WSGA representative 
in charge of the box will also keep the late 
names, note time of return, and turn these in to 
the Student Council. 

5. Late girls must report immediately to the 
Housemother and the WSGA representative in 

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 WSGA 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. 


Area : 

The area visited shall include only the business 
section of Maryville bounded by the College Campus, 
Washington Street, Harper Street, and Cates Street, 
but extending to include Noah's Ark. Students shall 
go directly to and from the campus and shall see to 
It that their behavior at all times is such as to reflect 
the good taste and high standards of the College and 
its student body. 

Note: Stanley and Miller Avenues are direct routes 
to College Hill Grill and Jones Avenue to Washing- 
ton Street. 

III. 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 re- 
sponsibility. It is empowered to impose penalties as 
stated below, or to recommend other penalties. In 
general, maximum penalties imposed shall be as fol- 

1 . Suspension of town night for eight weeks for 

a. Failure to sign out on the town night slips. 

b. Overstaying the hour by more than five 


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, 
h. 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 hail 

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. 



On behalf of the Young Women's and Young Men's 
Christian Associations we take this opportunity to wel- 
come each one of you to "The Hill" . . . Maryville 

Part of our welcome has been accomplished already 
through our Nu Gamma, Big-Little Sister and Big-Little 
Brother programs. Through our program of study- 
worship-action, v/e hope to challenge you to a more 
vita! Christian life ... a life that may accomplish more 
in witnessing for Christ on our campus and in our 

We pray that our programs for this year may be- 
come real to you, and that we may realize our 
responsibility to be "Ambassadors for Christ." We 
hope that you will accept our purpose and find an 
active place in the work. 


Ann IVIurray 
President of YWCA 

Clem Birkelbach 
President of YIVICA 


YWCA 1957-58 






Nu Gamma Chairman 

Ann Murray 

Sharon Rise 

Louise Pratt 

_ Corita Erwin 
Hillis McKamey 


Artists Series 


Community Service 


Home Avenue 

Interracial Committee 

M Book 



Sunny brook 

Y Store _ 

Y Rooms _ 

Bev Tillman 

Ruth Wagner 

Joann Antes 

Ruth Morris 

Mary Ann Phipps 

Irma Birkelbach 

Joan Neckerman 

Jane Bradfield 

Carolyn Graham 

Georgene Rohlander 

Anita Cole 

Janie Wall 
Sue Short 

_ Mary Murphey 

Gretchen 'Hill 

Barbara Mueller 

Millie Volbeda 

Lib Guerin 

Y Radio 

Carol Williams 
Margaret Paterson 


YMCA 1957-58 






Artists Series 


Community . 

Fellowship .. 


M Book 



Missions: Home Avenue 



Y Radio 

Y Store . 

Clem Birkelbach 

Jerry Platz 

Joe Williams 

Jim Colquhoun 

John Ribble 

Harold Mays 
Charlie Garrison 

Bob Wyman 

— Ron Hoefer 

Harold Kelley 
Walt Borchard 

- Don Buddie 
Curt Burger 

_ Bob Moses 

- Allen Russell 
_. Jay Bollman 

Tom Dolch 
Joe Tropansky 
_ Bob Smith 


Paul Bergmueller 

Howard McCuen 

_ Dave Krotchko 

Jim Conklin 

Bob Stevens 

Stan Mont 

Lew Shearer 

Pete Bailey 



of the 

WSCA of Maryville College 


With the approval of the Executive Council of the 
Faculty and the President of the College and upon 
the vote of the women students residing in the dorm- 
itories of the College, WSCA has been formed and 
the following Constitution has been adopted for its 
guidance. This grant of authority by the Executive 
Council is conditional to its acceptance and enforce- 
ment by the students. 

The purpose of the organization shall be to provide 
a medium for self-government for the women of the 
College in the various dormitories, within the limits of 
this constitution and the regulations of this College, 
with a view to stimulating and maintaining standards 
of Christian living at the College, and by encouraging 
student participation in the administration of dormitory 

Article ! — Name 

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

Section II. In the individual dormitories: The 
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 ill — Organization 

Section 1 — President: 

a. A president of WSGA shall be elected near the 
close of the spring semester to serve the following 
year. She shall be a member of the incoming senior 
class. If a vacancy occurs in the office it shall be^ 
filled by a special election conducted as specified in 
paragraph "b". In the meantime the office shall be 
filled by the senior dormitory chairman. 

b. Two nominations for President shall be sub- 
mitted by a nominating committee composed of one 
resident of each underclass dormitory and two re- 
sidents of the upperclass dormitory appointed by their 
respective House Chairmen. These nominations shall 
be presented at a general meeting of the WSGA at 
least one week before the date of the WSGA election. 
Additional nominations may be made from the floor and 
the nominations shall then be reduced to two by vote. 
The President of the WSGA shall request that the 
Elections Committe of Student Council conduct the 

Section II. House Committee: 

a. In each dormitory there shall be a House 
Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer (or 
if necessary, a Secretary and a Treasurer) , a Fire- 
Captain, an Assistant Fire Captain, a Floor Chairman 
from each floor, and any other members that the 
House Chairman deems necessary. 

b. The 'House Chairman shall be elected at the 
same time as the WSGA President to serve during the 
following college year. She shall be a member of the 
incoming or continuing class of highest classification 
regularly residing in the dormitory. All residents of 


that building, and of other buildings, who are of such 
classification that they normally will reside the fol- 
lowing year in the building electing the officers shall 
be eligible to vote. In each dormitory any vacancy in 
the Chairmanship shall be filled by speciaf election 

c. The Vice-Chairman and the Secretary-Treasur- 
er (or Secretary and Teasurer) 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 

d. The Floor Chairman shall serve one semester. 
Those to serve during the fall semester shall be elected 
at the end of the spring semester by those planning 
to room on a floor in the Freshman and Sophomore 
dormitories. If there are no Sophomores planning to 
room on a given floor, the election shall be held at the 
opening of the fall semester. The elections in the 
Junior and Senior dormitories shall be held after the 
opening of college in the fall. Those to serve during 
the spring semester shall be elected near the end of 
the fall semester. 

e. The Fire Captain each semester shall be the 
person who was Assistant Fire Captain the previous 
semester. The Assistant Fire-Captain shall be elected 
at the beginning of each semester. The House Chair- 
man shall designate a person to fill a vacancy. 

f. In each dormitory, two nominations for each 
office shall be posted at least one week before the date 
of elections by a nominating committee appointed by 
the House Chairman. The election of all general House 
Officers except the House Chairman shall take place in 
a general meeting of the dormitory. In that meeting 
additional nominations may be made from the floor for 
all offices. The nominations for House Chairman shall 
be reduced to two names in that meeting. The Presi- 


dent of WSCA shall request that the Elections Com- 
mittee of the Student Council conduct the election of 
House Chairman simultaneously with the election of 
WSCA President. 

Section ML Coordinating Council: 

a. There shall be a Coordinating Council com- 
posed of the President of WSCA, the chairman of each 
Woman's residence hall, two freshman women, one 
from Baldwin and one from Memorial, and two junior 
women. The freshman and junior representatives shall 
be elected at the beginning of the fall semester by 
their respective classes in their respective residence 
halls at a meeting presided over by the President of 

b. Membership on the Coordinating Council shall 
be for the current College year. 

c. The President of WSCA shall be chairman of 
the Coordinating Council and shall preside at all meet- 

d. The Coordinating Council shall elect its own 

Article IV — House Dues 

Section I. House dues in the amount to be agreed 
upon by residencts of the house at the beginning of 
each semester shall be collected by the House Com- 
mittee for operating expenses. 

Section II. Ten cents per woman resident shall be 
paid from the house dues of each dormitory to the co- 
ordinating Council for operating expenses. 

Article V — Coordinating Council 

Section I. Duties of President and Coordinating 

a. The duties of the President of WSCA shall be: 

].. To preside over all meetings of WSCA; 

2. To coordinate the policies of WSCA with 
the college; 

3. To serve ex-officio as member of Student 
Council; and 

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

b. The duties of the Coordinating Council shall 

1 . To advise the House Chairmen and house 
committees in any dormitory problems; 

2. To exercise general jurisdiction over mat- 
ters of discipline; 

3. To coordinate the activities in the women's 

4. To review dormitory rules and the WSCA 
Constitution and recommend any necessary changes; 

5. To withdraw any or all privileges of a stu- 
dent who does not live up to general standards or 
principles or whose conduct is unseemly. 

Section II. Duties of the 'House Officers and House 

a. There shall be a regular House Meeting for 
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 discreation 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 Dormitory 
matters under considerationn at the House Committee 

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

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

d. The duties of Secretary-Treasurer shall be: 

1 . To take the minutes of each general house 
meeting and each house committee meeting; 

2. To take care of all financial matters of the 
dormitory; and 

3. To report the minutes and financial state- 
ments when requested to do so, by the House Chair- 

e. The duties of the Fire Captain shall be: 

1. To organize her dormitory for fire drill; 

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

3. To train the Assistant Fire Captain. 


Article VI — 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 Constitution and 
other action the Executive Council at present grants to 
student organizations certain participation in deter- 
mining what the rules shall be. 

Section II. The rules governing women's dormitory 
life shall be reviewed at least once a year, prefer- 
ably 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 Women. One or more of the House Committee 
Chairmen may go to the Executive Council meeting 
with the Dean of Women to assist in the presentation. 
Other House rules not in conflict with the rules es- 
tablished by the faculty may be made from time to 
time by each House Committee. 

Section III. Special privileges granted by Dean of 
Women. Arrangemennts for permissions not covered 
by these regulations may be requested of the Dean 
of Women and granted in special instances at her 

Article VII — Junior and Senior Privileges 

Section I. The plan is that Junior and Senior women 
shall have several privileges not possessed by under- 
classwomen. The purpose is to give students, upon 
attaining the classification of Junior or Senior, open 
recognition of rank. 

Section 11. The provisions are as follows: 

a. Each Senior woman may have town nights on 


any week night, Monday through Saturday, with 
the same rules in effect as stated in the Student 
Council Town Night Agreement'. 

b. Each Junior woman may have two town nights 
on any week night, Monday through Saturday, with 
the same rules in effect as stated in the Student 
Council Town Night Agreement. 

c. Junior and Senior women may date in Knox- 
ville on one town night each week and return to the 
dormitory not later than 1 1 :00 p.rrt. Groups of two 
or more women may have the same privilege. Only 
bus transportation is approved. 

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

Section III. It shall be the duty of the Coordinat- 
ing Council of WSGA to impose penalties for infrac- 
tion of the Sunday afternoon dating privileges. 

Section IV. It shall be the duty of Town Night 
Committee of Student Council to impose penalties 
for infraction of Junior-Senior Town Night privileges. 

Section V. The Dean of Women will take respon- 
sibility for violations of special permission which she 
has granted. 

Section Vi. Responsibilities 

It shall be the duty of: 

a. Junior and Senior women to report to the 

Coordinating Council of WSGA all Freshman and 

Sophomore women taking Junior and Senior Sunday 
afternoonn dating privileges. 


b. junior and Senior women to report to the 
Town Night Committee of Student Council all Fresh- 
man women taking more than one town night a week 
and all Sophomore women taking more than two town 
nights a week. 

c. Senior and junior women to report to the 
Town Night Committee of Student Council any Fresh- 
man or Sophomore women who date in Knoxville, 

Article VIII — Penalties 

Section I. In ordinary cases penalties for infraction 
of dormitory regulations shall be decided and ad- 
ministered by the House Committee; but the Commit- 
tee may at its discretion refer cases to the Co- 
ordinating Council for advise or recommendation; 
the Coordinating Council may refer the case back to 
the House Committee or to the Dean of Women for 
faculty consideration. 

Section II. Penalties imposed by the House Com- 
mittee shall be in the form of withdrawal of privi- 
leges, but other penalties may be recommended by 
the House Committee to the Dean of Women for 
faculty consideration. 

Article IX — Amendments 

Amendments to this Constitution may be made 
when approved by two-thirds vote of the women in 
each dormitory and by the Executive Council of the 
Faculty and President of the College^ Proposed amend- 
ments shall be posted in each women's dormitory at 
least one week before a vote is taken. 
Approved by the Executive Council of Faculty, October 
18, 1956. Adopted by dormitory women, March 7, 




We, the resident men of Maryville College, aware 
of the need for a form of organization to unify, to 
regulate, and to improve the situation in the men's 
dormitories, do hereby establish this Constitution. 

Article I — Name 

The name of the organization shall be Men's 
Student Cooperative'. 

Article 11 — Purpose 

The purpose of this organization shall be to unify 
the men living in the dormitories and to promote good- 
will and responsibility within the group. The organ- 
ization shall align itself with the general policies of 
the College, and shall attempt to make dormitory life 
more conducive to the welfare of each of its members. 
This organization shall seek to cooperate with the 
Proctor and 'Housemother and shall endeavor to keep 
both well informed of its activities. 

Article III — Membership 

All men students living on the campus of Mary- 
ville College shall be members of the Men's Student 

Article IV — General Organization 

Section 1. Administrative and legislative authority 
shall be vested in a Cooperative Council which shall 
consist of fourteen (14) representatives. This re- 
presentative Council shall assume authority to govern 
in matters concerning the interests of men dormitory 
students within the limits established by this Con- 
stitution, the laws and regulations of the College, 
and the Executive Council of the Faculty. 


Section 2. Object: 

a. To furnish a responsible group which shall re- 
present accurately the best interests of all men living 
on campus. 

b. To serve as a body by which proposals arising 
from the men shall be considered, developed, and, if 
deemed necessary, presented to the Student Council 
or to the proper authorities of the College. 

c. To cooperate with the College in th3 general 
oversight of dormitory life and to encourage the type 
of dormitory life desired by a large majority of the men. 

Section 3. Membership and Organization: 

a. The Cooperative Council shall consist of four- 
teen (14) members who shall be elected as follows: 

1 . Election of men to serve on the Cooperative 
Council shall be conducted during the second week of 
the Fall Semester. 

2. Representatives shall be chosen in this 
manner: one (1) man shall represent Bartlett Hall on 
the Cooperative Council; thirteen men shall represent 
Carnegie Hall on the Cooperative Council. There shall 
be two (2) representatives from the ground floor of 
Carnegie Hall; two (2) representatives from the first 
floor; the second, third, and fourth floors shall each 
elect three (3) ' representatives. Each floor representa- 
tive shall be chosen by the residents of that floor of 
which he is a permanent member. 

3. The fourteen (14) representatives shall 
choose, not later than the third week of the Fall Sem- 
ester, a Chairman and a Secretary-Treasurer from 
their own membership. 

4. The Chairman shall convene the Cooperative 
Council when necessary, but at least once a month. 

a. Committees shall be appointed by the 


Chairman subject however to the approval of the Co- 
operative Council. 

b. The Chairman shall be responsible, as 
shall be the Cooperative Council, for coordinating the 
activities and programs of the Men's Student Coopera- 
tive with other organizations on campus and also with 
the Administration of Maryville College. 

5. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of 
all meetings and shall be responsible for tha handling 
of the finances of this organization, 

6. By-Laws shall be proposed by the Cooperative 
Council and then referred to the Dean of the College 
for familiarization. Before becoming effective By-Laws 
must be approved by a 3|5 vote of men of the Student 
Cooperative. All By-Laws shall be in conformity with 
the Constitution and with the spirit and regulations of 
the College. Each year the By-Laws shall be put before 
the men for a vote of approval not later than the 
fourth week of the Fall Semester. Three fifths (3|5) 
vote of all dormitory men is necessary for approval. 

Section 4. Duties: 

a. The Men's Student Cooperative Council shall 
meet at regular intervals as it may decide, but at least 
once a month from September to May. Special meet- 
ings may be held at the call of the chairman. A quorum 
shall consist of nine (9) members of the Cooperative 

b. The Cooperative Council shall report concern- 
ing its programs and activities to the resident men at 
each regular meeting (twice a semester) of the Men's 
Student Cooperative. 

c. The Cooperative Council shall seek to maintain 
a close contact with those whom they represent, and 
shall strive to make the purpose of Men's Student Co- 
operative identical with the stated purpose as found in 
Article II. 


Article V — Amendments 

Section 1. This Constitution shall be amended as 

a. Each proposed amendment shall be approved 
by a two-thirds (2|3) vote of the Cooperative Council. 
Then the proposed amendment shall be presented to 
the Student Council and to the Executive Council of 
the Faculty for approval. 

b. The amendment, if approved by the Student 
Council and the Executive Council, shall be published 
in The Highland Echo one week prior to the date set 
for presenting it to the Men's Student Cooperative, 
together with a notice of the time and place of the 

c. If passed by a three-fifths (3l5) vote of the 
Men's Student Cooperative, the amendment shall be- 
come effective. 

Article VI — Ratification 

Section 1. This Constitution shall become effective 
when approved by the Student Council, by the Execu- 
tive Council of the Faculty, and by the resident men of 
Maryville College. Approval by the resident men shall 
be by a three-fifths vote of all men residents. 

Article VII Initiative 

Section 1 . The members of the Men's Student Co- 
operative reserve to themselves power by petition to 
propose amendments and by-laws to this Constitution, 
and directly to enact or reject such amendments and 
by-laws at the polls. This reserved power shall be 
known as the initiative. Any amendments and By-laws 
proposed in this manner shall be subject to the ap- 
proval of the Executive Council of the Faculty. 



By-Law 1 

The Men's Student Cooperative by a three-fifths 
(315) vote of the members may rescind any action of 
the Cooperative Council. 

By-Law 2 

The manner of voting in Men's Student Cooperative 
meetings shall be 

a. By a majority vote in elections 

b. By a three-fifths (3|5) vote in decisions not 
otherwise stated 

c. By secret ballot. 

By-Law 3 

A quorum shall consist of no fewer than fifty (50) 
members (other than members of the Cooperative 
Council) provided the time, place, and purpose of the 
meeting shall have been previously announced as stated 
in Article V, Section c. 



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 tne members 
have a grade point ratio of 2.33, better than a B 

Alpha Gamma Sigma awards a scholarship to the^ be- 
ginning of the junior year to the student who achiev- 
ed the highest scholastic average over the first two 

Pi Kappa Delta 

Maryville has the distinction of having the Ten- 
nessee Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, national 
honorary forensic fraternity. Debators of sophomore 


classification or above who have fulfilled certain 
qualifications are eligible to be elected into its mem- 
bership. Members of this organization are awarded 
orders and degrees according to rank and achievement. 
Maryville participates in the Pi Kappa Delta National 
and Provincial Conventions. 

Thefa 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 starts 
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, Theta Epsilon Society has 
played an active part in campus life. The beginning 
weeks of school this year will find Theta and her 
brother society. Alpha Sigma, presenting their Rush 
Week. Meetings are held each week in Theta Hall. 


Alpha Sigma 

Alpha Sigma, founded in 1884, 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 society that brings them a varied and interesting 
social program and also active participation in the 
College intramural program. Kappa Phi joins Bainon- 
ian, its sister society, in its annual Rush Week program 
and holds weekly meetings in its society house. 

Student Voulnteers 

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 interested in the mission of Christ's 
church. The weekly programs (Sunday night after 
Vespers, usually in Bartlett Hall) present informative 
and challenging aspects of the work being done on 
both the foreign and 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 

The Christian Education Club was formed for the 


purpose of giving an opportunity to prospective Dir- 
ectors of Christian Education and church workers to 
become familiar with various skills needed in the 
field. This is done through a program of lectures 
and laboratory periods. The club is open to all those 

Parish Project 

Maryville College students render valuable service 
in the Faith Cooperative Parish, made up of small 
churches, schools, and mission points in the area 
surrounding Maryville. College students are 'needed 
in the program to serve as Sunday School teachers 
and as youth workers. More are needed to preach on 
Sundays and to teach during the week. Students are 
given a half-hour credit for this work and they attend 
weekly conferences for guidance in their program. 

Pre-Ministerial Association 

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

International Relations Club 

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


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 progr'ams of French songs, games, 
movies, and plays, and holds occasional socials. 

German Club 

All College students who are interested in Ger- 
man culture, regardless of whether or not they 
are German students, are eligible for membership 
in the German Club. Regular meetings are held twice 
a month to stimulate interest and arouse participation 
in different phases of German culture. 

Spanish Club 

The limited active membership of thirty, plus all 
native Spanish-speaking students on the campus, are 
elected from applicants who are interested in the 
activities of the Spanish Club. Besides the semi- 
monthly evening meetings, at which are presented pro- 
grams of language, customs, culture, music, dance, 
and use of audio-visual equipment in the language 
laboratory, there are an outdoor picnic and a Christmas 
party featuring the Spanish pinata. All Freshmen are 
invited to visit the club when they arrive on the 


Women's "M" Club 

This 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 Athletic Association. In addition to act- 
ivities two hours a week, the members meet monthly 
for business discussions and enjoy an athletic activity 
together. The high spot of the club's activities is the 
weekend hike in the Smoky Mountains once each 

Men's "M" Club 

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

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 meaf. 

Writer's Workshop 

Literary interest and achievement are the basis for 
membership in Writer's Workshop. Members are 
elected from the junior and senior classes and 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. C. 

This is a small club of eight campus girls who 
keep the meaning of their initials a secret. At the 
end of e,ach year two freshmen and one sophomore 
are elected members. Originally organi:iad 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 Educafion 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- 
uine pleasure for those who are interested in singing. 
It is composed of about sixty members who must pass 
rigid tryouts before they are accepted. The group par- 
ticipates in the weekly vesper services and the daily 
chapel programs, and presents special programs in 
Maryville and surrounding cities. The choir has sung 
in many cities of the East, Midwest, and South. 

AH-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 fall the Girls' Choir combines with the 
Men's Gjee Club to present a sacred concert, and in 
the spring the combined groups present a program 
of secular music. 

Men's Glee Club 

This group consists of about forty men, but 
additional members may be admitted by tryouts each 
semester. The sacred concert in the fall and a secular 
program in the spring are the highlights of the year's 
activities for the Glee Club. 


The students who enjoy playing a musical instru- 
ment are urged to try out for the College marching 
band. The band, numbering about fifty pieces, plays 
for all the home football games and takes occasional 
out-of-town trips with the team. For freshmen and 
sophomores the marching practice takes the place of the 
physical education requirement. When football season 


is over, the marching band reorganizes as a concert 
band, which gives an outdoor concert during the last 
fey 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 "Messiah." Their spring concert 
features an outstanding music student playing a well- 
known concerto. 

Tau Kappa Chi 

This is a musical organization for students who 
either are music majors or are taking applied music. 
Its purpose is to promote student and community 
interest in music. The aims are to raise the general 
academic standing of those enrolled in music; to 
provide a goal for 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 and off campus. 


The Maryville College Playhouse has at its disposal 


one of the finest and best equipped theaters in this 
part of the country. Under the superb direction of 
Miss Kathieen Craven, Playhouse presents three major 
productions each year. Last year, the plays were 
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Begger on Horse- 
back by Kaufman and Connelly, and Madea by Robin- 
son jeffers. The major productions for this year will 
be Shakspere's Twelfth Night, Loyalties by John Gals- 
worthy, and Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey. 
Besides the three major plays, several one-act plays 
are given by Experimental Theatre. 

Playhouse originated in the fall of 1949 and is open 
to all those who are in the least interested in acting 
or in any of the aspects of production. Organized on 
a point system, apprentices work for the positions of 
Journeyman, Player, and Master Player. 


Debating is an excellent extra-curricular activity 
and is especially valuable for those planning to enter 
the ministry or law professions. The record of the 
varsity squad this past ^year was particularly outstand- 
ing. In the Tennessee State Tournament, Maryville 
took top honors including first in debate and first in 
oratory. The Smoky Mountain Tournament was held 
on the campus in the Spring, and Maryville placed 
first in debate, won several individual .events, and 
was second for sweepstakes. At the South Atlantic 
Forensic Tournament, M. C. tied for sweepstakes with 
University of South Carolina and took either first or 
second place in each of the ten individual events and 
first in debate. The climax of the 1956-57 forensic 
year was the National Pi Kappa Delta Convention at 
Brookings, South Dakota, attended by one hundred 
and forty-four colleges and universities: Here M. C. 
rated good in debate and discussion, excellent in both 
men's and women's extempore, superior in oratory, and 
excellent in sweepstakes. 



Opportunities for creative writing are offered 
through the various college publications. Many v^ho 
are interested in journalism gain valuable experience 
by serving on the staff of the college newspaper. 

Highland Echo 

The Highland Echo is the college newspaper, usually 
published weekly. Freshmen and other new students 
are welcome and urged to try out for staff positions 
if they are interested. At the end of each college 
year, staff promotions are made on the basis of 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 Alumi Magazine sends news of the College 
and alumni to former students of the College. It is 
published quarterly by the Alumni office. 

M Book 

As you have already discovered, the M Book is the 
little volume you are now reading. It is published 
every year by the YMCA and YWCA and is the official 
College handbook. College rules, customs, and activi- 
ties are described within for the s'tudent's benefit. 



For the fellow who has at sometime dreamed of 
being a star in some sport, Maryville offers many 
opportunities. Maryville is very active in intercollegiate 
sports and also maintains a well organized intramural 
program for those who wish to participate. For the 
girls there is a well-developed point system whereby 
a girl may earn an "M" or an "MC" monogram. No 
one is expected to wear other school letters at Mary- 

Maryville does not buy her athletes. Those who 
participate in intercollegiate sports earn their places 
on the teams by physical prowess and acceptable 


Maryville is known for her strength in minor 
sports. She competes with the best colleges and uni- 
versities in the field. In past years Maryville has 
placed high in wrestling in the Southeastern AAU 
Tournament. This past year our baseball team won 
twelve and lost five and our track team won four and 
lost one meet. The tennis team broke even winning 
five and losing fiv«. 

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

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


Every man has a chance to participate in non-varsity 
sports through the intramural program, which 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 edu- 
cation requirement consists of two hours a week of 
regular gym classes for freshmen and sophomores^ All 
classes participate in intramurals on an election basis, 
and share in the fun and recreation which these sports 



September 1 4 

Tennessee Wesleyan 



Morehead State 





October 5 

Jacksonville State 
East Tennessee State 



Emory and Henry 





November 2 



Concord State 







Absence from the Campus 1 8 

Alma Mater 4 

Alpha Sigma 74 

Alterations 1 3 

Attendance 28 

Automobiles 26 

Bainonian 73 

Barnwarming 8 

Christian Education Club 74 

Clubs 75 

Dancing 24 

Dating 23 

Debate 80 

Demerits 27 

Dining Hall 22 

Dormitory Life 1 2 

Dramatics 80 

Elections 38 

Electric Current |4 

February Meetings 1 

Football Schedule 85 

Fred Hope Fund 1 


Homecoming ■ — 8 

Honorary Fraternities 72 

Infirmary 15 

Initiations 25 

Intramurals 83 

Ironing 15 

junior Privileges 64 

Kappa Phi 74 

Knoxville, Trips to 51, 65 

Laundering 16 

Lights 14 

Meals 22 

Men's Dormitories 21 

Men's Student Cooperative -. 67 

Monitors 20 

Music Croups 78 

Parish Project 75 

Penalties 53, 66 

Pre-ministeral Association 74 

Publications 82 

Scheduling Activities 6 

Senior Privileges 64 

Smoking 16, 26 

Social Life 23 


Songs 4 

Sports 83 

Student Body 31 

Student Council ■. 37 

Student-Faculty Senate 35 

Student Volunteers 74 

Study Hours 19 

Sunday Dating 23 

Theta Epsilon 73 

Town Night 47, 51 

Traditions 7 

Women's Student Government Association 58 

Who's Who 5 

Women's Dormitories 1 8 

Y. M. C. A. 57 

Y. W. C. A. 56