ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS
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Photo Editor . . .
. . Jordan Bur key
Mary K. Quinn
FR0SH7-0H MY GOLLY!
My first semester in junior college has
come to a rather successful close, and I feel
that I must let you in on a few of those
wonderful times. School started with a hard
rain, no one had dampered spirits except we
freshmen, and everyone treated us so swell
that we soon forgot our fright! The second
day I forgot to go to one of my classes, but
Mr. Galle said a sophomore forgot too, so I
shouldn't feel badly about it.
Our class president is Johnny McCall, a
football hero. The soph prexy is a football
player, too. His name is Charley Jones. Were-
n't we lucky to get such huskies for prexies ?
September passed so quickly. Don't you
wish you went to ACJC?
The goblins didn't get me over Hallowe'en
so here I am still writing. Your freshman
hike must have been keen, and your boy-
friend does sound smooth. Don't these college
men just simply slay you?!
Here's some tidbits for you. It has been
rumored that Elaine Shaw plans to call her
autobiography "Oh, Shaw !" ; that Billy Mor-
gan is scarcely in love with one of his flames ;
that Madge Sneller likes "hill-billy" names;
that P. M. Johnson's bark is worse than his
bite; that Wally Newberry personally dis-
likes an arguement; that long blond, brun-
ette, red and even gray hairs have been
brushed from the shoulders of John Ellison's
coat. What a guy !
To start the month we tied a thrilling
game with Pratt 13-13. Coach Steiny was
plenty pleased! Or was he? (no!)
On October 14 we were privileged to hear
the Marine Band. This band is the "Presi-
dent's own", and honestly, Lula, I never
dreamed such beautiful music could be play-
ed! The huge audience sat completely en-
tranced with the whole performance.
Betty Ward, a juco freshman, won the
drawing contest for the San Romani foun-
tain, which is being erected in front of the
gym in honor of the late Archie San Romani,
our beloved music teacher.
I take American Government from Mr.
Galle, assistant college dean, and one day he
didn't come in until late. Jasper DeVore, one
of the prize students, passed around some
charcoal gum. He and Patty Lester, a cute
blond, "blacked-out" their front teeth with
the gum. Patty said she wanted to look re-
pulsive and doggoned if she didn't!
You were here for Arkalalah last year,
weren't you ? Well, it really takes a lot of ef-
fort to produce this celebration. People all
over Ark City work hard to perfect it. The
parade was postponed because the weather
was terrible. Anyhow we got to miss school
and that's what really counted!
Now I'm ready to tell you all about Nov-
ember. Mildred Crabtree, a saucy sophomore,
is always telling someone that she dreamed
he was a little flower — meaning, of course, a
The teachers got off on the wrong foot
this month and started right in giving us
nine weeks' tests! They were long and hard
and my report card showed it. I'm glad that
I'm past the spanking age.
The state teacher's meeting was held Nov-
ember 6-7-8.We didn't go to school the sixth.
Wasn't that jolly?
One of our star football players, James, is
back in school at last. He got hurt in one of
our earliest games of the season. Everywhere
people were saying, "Coker's back, isn't that
Honey, I had a delicious Thanksgiving din-
ner ! So many of the stores up town were de-
corated for Christmas that I couldn't make
up my mind whether to have the Christmas
or Thanksgiving Day spirit. Mr. Turkey fin-
ally won out.
Do you suppose I'll ever get through with
this epistle? I've just got to tell you about
December though. Our basketball season
opened just before Christmas and we have a
mighty fine looking team. I'll bet we win al-
most every game — you should see those boys.
The YWCA's plans for their Christmas
social for the needy children was up to par.
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HAIL HER MAJESTY
With music and the roll of drums the spot-
light was placed on Alice Bossi, junior col-
lege sophomore, as she was proclaimed Queen
Alalah XIV on October 30, 1941. Alice, editor
of the Tigerama, was editor of the Mirror
during her senior year in high school. During
high school she was also head usher, a rep-
resentative to Girl's State, member of stu-
dent Council, Pep Club, and the Girl Re-
serves. The crown and sceptor was presented
to the queen by the president of the junior
college Student Council, George Sybrant. An
outstanding program highlighted this year's
Arkalalah festivities, making up for the lack
of the usual afternoon parade. The corona-
tion ceremony was carried out with a flourish
in the theme of "Halloween Frolics". Phillip
Hill substituted for James Coker as master-
of -ceremonies in the varied program of enter-
tainment given in the queen's honor. The
theme was highlighted by the musical choral
and band arrangements under the direction
of C.L. Hinchee and J. J. Dalke. The dancing
groups of senior and junior high school class-
es were directed by Miss Edith Joyce Davis
and Miss Jean Bradley. The dash of comedy
throughout the program was provided by
John Hutton and Bob Howland.
CENSOR KUM KWIK
The juco German club was first organized
in the spring of the year 1938. From that
time to this it has upheld its purpose of in-
creasing the facility of the individual in
using the language and in understanding the
country's people and its customs.
The first meeting of this year was a Christ-
mas party at the home of Bill Miller in De-
cember 16. Students of the beginning and
advanced classes and those in junior college
who have at least ten hours of German to
their credit are eligible for membership. The
membership of this group sponsored by Miss
Anne Hawley, German instructor, is the lar-
gest of any language club in junior college.
Wondl Qiam WlU
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We feel a little guilty about publishing this
column here because it doesn't seem entirely
patriotic. It seems like a shame to waste all
this corn here when thousands are starving
Speaking of national defense we did our
bit and donated the services of one Paul
Martin. Sorry to see yo'all leave, honey
Speaking of Paul Martin, one night down
at football practice, he trotted out to lead an
exercise and yelled,
"C'mon fellas, limber up those wrists."
Steinbock, not seeing the humor of the
situation, stopped him and told him to get
serious or else. Then, right out of pure H20
"Okay, boys, roll them eyes !"
The other night, Billy Morgan went up
to Dead Eye's room and knocked on the
"Hey, Dead Eye, I want to stay here to-
"Well, all right. Go ahead and stay
* — *
Speaking: For years there has been con-
troversy over the supremacy of the races,
but at last they have settled down to neck
Rumor has it that some of our supermen
became stupormen at test time.
Myron Sewell was heard to complain about
his feet hurting. When asked why he replied,
"Oh, I've been biting my nails again."
Ruff in Physiology — "Newberry, what did
you find out about the salivary glands ?"..
Newberry — "Nothing, they're too secretive."
Warning to celebrators: Girls who do
everything under the sun often have shad-
ows under their eyes.
1941 TIGER GRIDMEN WIN TWO GAMES
The 1941 Tiger football edition rolled off
the press, September 19, with a well-earned
6 to victory over the Tonkawa Mavericks,
but when the season ended and the victories
and defeats were tallied, this edition of the
Bengals did not look so impressive.
When Head Coach Delmar Steinbock and
his assistant, Barney Getto, issued the first
call to the Juco colors, about 26 boys checked
out equipment and settled down to serious
From the first game until the last one the
Tiger gridmen were dogged by injuries. Such
stalwarts as Don Hite, freshman fullback;
James Coker, freshman guard; and Herb
Hollenback, sophomore tackle, saw little or
no action in the final two games due to in-
The Bengals' practice sessions were ham-
pered to a considerable exteint by the rainy
season which lasted during the entire fall
When the Tigers played on a wet field it
seemed as if their driving power increased.
Such was the case when they traveled to Par-
sons. Parsons' ground attack bogged down
completely and the Tigers got their only
league victory of the season, 13 to 0.
Following their victory over Tonkawa the
Tigers tasted defeat at the hands of the In-
dependence Pirates and were held to a 13 to
13 tie by the Pratt Beavers. The win over the
Parsons eleven was next in line and the Old
Man Weather stepped in with a big flood up
around Hutchinson so the Blue Dragons were
unable to secure passage to the Tigers' den
for a session.
Friday morning, October 31, saw the
Tigers traveling to Dodge City in a howling
snow storm to engage the Conqs in battle be-
fore a homecoming crowd. Dodge City did not
disappoint the homecomers and sent the
Arks home on the short of the score.
The El Dorado Grizzlies were the first to
enjoy a real hey-day at the Tigers' expense.
They rolled over the Juco gridmen with a 42
to 2 count. Next in line was Howey and Com-
pany from Iola. The Red Devils also held the
Jungle Cats to a single safety while they
were collecting 46 points.
With this final defeat the Tigers hung up
their suits until next fall. On paper this chap-
ter of Tiger football does not look so good
but on the field all eleven players were in
there fighting the full 60 minutes of game
time. In the junior college standings the Arks
finished in ninth place, the lowest position
which they have held for a number of years.
After the season was over and the various
sports editors had picked the all-star teams
in juco play, J. T. James, Tiger end, was plac-
ed on the second all-star eleven. Teeter, Mor-
row, Hite, and Morgan were given honorable
When the final gun sounded in the Iola-
Arkansas City game many of the sophomores
had played their last football game for dear
old ACJC — yes some had even played their
Some of the boys who ended their juco
football were J. T. James, who could always
be counted on to snare a pass when the going
was tough and who held up his side of the
line on defensive play ; Herb Hollenbeak, who
played a whale of a game at tackle ; Delbert
Smythe, a neat center; Billy Morgan, the
man who was responsible for the Tiger sig-
nal-calling; George Bagby, the midget who
was dynamite ; John Spigarelli, reserve pivot
man who was mighty; and Charlie Jones, a
sweet end and pass receiver. To these boys
and the others on the squad who made up the
roster of Tiger gridmen it's thanks for giving
the student body a real season of football.
STUDENT COUNCIL SERVES
The governing body of the junior college,
the Student Council, was organized October
21 with George Sy brant, newly elected presi-
dent, presiding. The council is made up of
seven members: John Ruckel and Neidra
Waltz, sophomore representatives ; Jean Peck
and Bobby Grantham, freshmen representa-
tives; Elaine Shaw, YWCA representative;
Bob Morgan, Pep Club representative; and
George Sybrant, a sophomore, was elected
president by the entire school body. This is
the highest office in the college. Additional
officers were John Ruckel, vice president,
and Jean Peck, secretary. K. R. Galle and D.
C. Stark were faculty sponsors.
The purpose of the Student Council is to
direct the activities of the school pertaining
to the students. Much of the work is done
through the social and assembly committees
which it appoints. Members of the social com-
mittee, Donald Ecroyd, Bill Ledeker, Lee
Roberts, Edwina Crane, and Betty Wise,
chairman, cooperate with the council in
arranging the junior college socials. The
assembly committee, Dale Anstine, Wanda
Watkins, Annagene Heathman, Bob Burton,
and Bob Morgan, chairman, has charge of all
regular assemblies. Among its other duties
the council elects a student member to the
school athletic board.
George Fredrick Handel's "Messiah" was
presented December 14 for the tenth conse-
cutive year under the direction, of Charles L.
Hinchee, vocal director, and J. J. Dalke, in-
strumental instructor. The chorus was made
up of approximately three hundred high
school and junior college students, alumni,
faculty members, and others interested in
vocal work of this sort.
Guest soloists taking part in the perfor
mance were Miss Sybil Johnson, soprano so-
loist from Wichita, and Milton Asfahl, bass
soloist from Enid, Miss Gladys Dunkelberger,
contralto soloist of the Oklahoma A and M
College at Stillwater, sang the alto solos here
a few years ago. Mr. Hinchee again sang the
tenor solos and directed several chorus num-
bers. The special orchestra was made up of
members from the high school and junior col-
lege. Miss Ernestine Seeley, accompanied the
soloists on an organ.
All Wo*k and A/a Play...
The first Juco social was given by the
teachers to help the out-of-town students be-
come acquainted with Ark Citians. Dancing
with music furnished by the school record
player, ping pong, card games, and Chinese
checkers provide entertainment.
The second mixer was an all-school social
given by the PTA. Both high school and Juco
students attended this event held on Septem-
ber 29. One of the highlights was the square
dancing directed by Walt Fesler.
The third Juco social of the year was an
overall-apron party November 21. All the
lads and lassies came dressed in their "work-
in' clothes." Even the assistant dean was
wearing a pair of overalls, and even though
they were a rather tight fitting pair, they
served the purpose.
Ping pong tables provided entertainment
for a few of the more ambitious people. Card
tables set up in the front part of the gym
were constantly filled. The stage, used for a
dance floor, was crowded. Again Walt led in
square dancing. And did all you folks see
Miss Hall doing the Viriginia Reel ? Uummm !
Refreshments of Dr. Peppers, cookies, and
candy were served from the kitchen which
had been remodeled into a oar.
CLASS OFFICERS ELECTED START SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Arkansas City junior college students went
out of town this year to pick their class presi-
dents. Charles Jones, football backfield man
from Rainbow Bend, was elected sophomore
class president in the October 2 election. John
McCall of Cedarvale, also a ball-lugger, was
chosen by the freshmen as their leader.
The freshmen stuck to Arkansas City tal-
ent for the other officers. James Coker was
named vice-president, Donald Ecroyd secre-
tary-treasurer, and Jean Peck and Bobby
Grantham student council representatives.
The first vote foi vice-president of the
sophomore class ended in a tie between An-
gela Quisenberry and Lora Belle Ward, and a
re-vote was necessary to elect Lora Belle
to this position. The sophomore officers were
Madge Sneller, secretary-treasurer, and Nei-
dra Waltz and John Ruckel, student council
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Singing, amusing anecdotes, and some ex-
tremely "corny" jokes kept the eighteen
members of the Dinner Club in good spirits
at their first meeting, a dinner at the Con-
gregation Church, September 30. Pat Mingle,
Bill Ledeker and Miss Sleeth presented a play
to the group on Wednesday, October 15.
An extra meeting was held in October. At
this get-together the speech class, which con-
stitutes the Dinner Club, enjoyed a hayrack
ride complete with a camp fire, ghost stories,
On the evenings of November 11 and 12
the Speech Class had their regular classes.
This was done so thai the group might not
miss any of their sessions while Miss Sleeth
was attending a national convention for Eng-
lish teachers at Atlanta, Georgia.
Leader of this group, which meets regu-
larly on the second Tuesday of each month,
is John Ruckel, with Bill Ledeker assisting
as vice-president. Betty Wise keeps the min-
utes while Ahniwake Miller takes care of the
funds. For each session a group of hosts and
hostesses have charge. Miss Pauline B. Sleeth
"It is still too early to predict much about
the debate season, but it looks as though we
have started another successful year," says
debate coach, M. K. Snyder.
In the seventh annual Ark City Speech and
Debate Institue in which debaters from many
surrounding colleges and high schools join
with Ark Citians to debate the advisability
of regulating labor unions by law, Robert
Morgan, and George Sybrant, came through
five rounds of debate without any losses.
In the tournament at Pittsburg on Novem-
ber 21 and 22 Robert Morgan and George Sy-
brant won four out of five debates, defeating
teams were from Westminister, Wentworth,
Independence, and Oklahoma Baptist Uni-
versity. Don Ecroyd, and Jasper DeVore, won
three out of five debates in the Pittsburg
The Ark City debate teams usually take
part in six or eight tournaments during the
season. Those tentatively scheduled for this
year are at El Dorado, Hutchinson, McPher-
son, and Independence.
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The French club held its first meeting on
November 19 at the home of Miss Anne
Hawley, sponsor. French crossword puzzles
were worked, and Miss Hawley showed sou-
venirs of her trip through France.
A luncheon served in the college clubrooms
made the December meeting memorable.
Betty Wise announced the Christmas pro-
gram given by Francis Claypool, Lora Belle
Ward, Alice Bossi, Louise Benshoof, and
On January 7 twenty members celebrated
Twelfth Night with a dinner and party at the
Presbyterian Church. Betty Lou Barnes
found the bean in the cake which gave her
the right to choose a partner and rule over
the evenings festivities. She and Francis
Claypool were crowned by Victor Reeves,
who spoke in French. A program of French
songs sung by Elain Shaw and Gwendolyn
Appleman, a reading by Miss Pauline Sleeth,
and a piano selection by Ruth Akers was
Top row left to right: Stein-
bock, Salisberry, Howell, Hoyle,
Ellison, Hite, Morrow, Coker,
Morgan, Getto. Second row: Holl-
enback, Akins, J. Roberts, Teeter,
Thorpe, Faulk, Foster, Finch, Martin.
Third row: Jones, Shanks, Shaw,
Wells, Smythe, James. Front row:
Spigarelli, C.Roberts, McCall,
Endicott, Grantham, Bagby, Mascot,
Coaches: Delmar Steinbock,
Captains: James Coker, f 42;
Billy Morgan, '41; Jack
Hail the queen! super salesmen. Welders
Howland and Hutton. Cheer-leaders.
BENGALS IN THIRD PLACE PEP CLUB FLASHES FLAG
With the '41-'42 basketball season nearing
the mid-way mark the Tigers were enjoying
the third place berth in the Western division
of the junior college circuit.
Returning lettermen to the Tigers' strong-
hold include Benson Quisenberry, center;
George Bagby, forward; J. T. James, guard;
Martin Turner, guard; Harry Freeman,
guard; and Delbert Wollard, guard.
The Tiger basketteers opened their season
with a non-league battle at St. Johns in Win-
field, December 6. The following Friday the
Bengals settled down to business when they
began playing in the Western division of the
junior college circut.
Last year the Tigers enjoyed a fairly suc-
cessful season finishing well up in the second
division. All indications this year point to a
highly successful campaign. In addition to
the letterman back this year the Tigers'
reserve material has been strengthened by
the addition of several former Bulldog stars
as well as a couple of lettermen fromWinfield
The jucos have managed two victories in
conference play against three defeats. The
two wins were had at the expense of the
Garden City Broncos, by a ane-point margin
26 to 25, and the Dodge City Conqs, by a
count of 37 to 25.
The three conference set-backs which the
Starkmen have suffered v/ere administered
by the El Dorado Grizzlies, 39 to 25 ; the
Pratt Beavers, 37 to 31 ; and the Hutchinson
Blue Dragons, 41 to 25.
In addition to the regular conference
battles, the Bengals entered the Indepen-
dence tournament which was held during
the Christmas holidays. In tournament play
the Ark City five lost two and won one. The
losses were to ElDorado, 47 to 27 and to Fort
Scott, 32 to 27. The lone victory came over
the Parsons Cardinals, 35 to 30.
Boys now wearing the Orange and Black
regulary are George Bagby, J. T. James, Ben-
son Quisenberry, Don Hite, Delbert Wollard,
Martin Turner, Harry Freeman, Clarence
Roberts, James Rogerts, Neal Collins, Melvin
Endicott, Bill Van Skike, James Salisberry,
James Brownell, J. C. Faulk, Gale Paton, Carl
Foster, and Jack Finch.
At last ACJC has a real flag of its own!
It is neither a pennant nor a banner, but a
flag. The school colors of orange and black
emphasize a large tiger head gracing each
side exactly in the middle. A black Maltese
cross furnishes the background while the
corners are orange and the letters, ACJC,
one in each corner, are black. "It's really
snappy," was Bill Ledeker's brief comment.
The second important innovation was the
pleasing change of the girl cheerleaders' uni-
forms. In place of those hideous orange
slacks, the girls now wear black corduroy
The Pep Club has several functions. Va-
loyce Ingram, the financial chairman of the
group, has charge of the stand which fur-
nishes nervous football and basketball fans
with food and drink.
Doing their best to arouse some enthusi-
asm at the games, the four able cheerleaders
held several pep rallies. Bill Ledeker and
Juanita Young are the head cheerleaders.
Mary K. Quinn and Marjory Fulton were
chosen for freshman leaders.
Officers of the club are Neidra Waltz, pres-
ident; Wanda Watkins, secretary; and Bob
Morgan, student council representative.
The Juco Spanish club was organized for
the first time this year. The group's first
meeting on December 2 was a covered dish
supper and special Christmas program. Jor-
dan Burkey acted as master of ceremonies
and announced the other participants, Don-
ald Ecroyd, Edwima Crane, and James Sals-
On January 6 Donald Ecroyd was elected
president: elected Elaine Shaw, vice presi-
dent ; Betty Lou Barnes, secetary ; and Wan-
da Watkins, reporter. After the business
meeting members exchanged Christmas gifts
in keeping with the Spanish Twelfth Night
custom. Reports of this celebration were giv-
en by Robert McElroy and James Salsberry.
Elaine Shaw reviewed the life ofCoronado.
TRAIN 8 JC CAA AIRMEN YWCA SUCCESSFUL AGAIN
The Civil Aeronautics Authority spon-
sored another successful flying- course in con-
nection with the junior college this fall.
Along with "Bunt" Speer and Warren May
eight college sophomores, John Ruckel, Ed-
ward Merritt, Winston Walker, Victor
Reeves, Harry Fitzpatrick, Harold Hayes,
Hal Payne, and Cnarles Webster made up the
class of ten that received their "wings".
To successfully pass the flying course the
boys were required to take ground school, a
basic feature preceeding the actual flying ex-
perience. This class, instructed every day by
D. C. Stark, taught meteorology, mainten-
ance, navigation, and CAA regulations. Three
other college students, Delbert Smythe,
George Bagby, and Herb Hollenback, took
only this ground school training.
In order to receive his "wings" a student
was required to pass a written examination,
to take at least eight hours of dual flight in-
struction, and to solo. The flying was con-
ducted at the airport south of the city by
Jack Axley, flight instructor, and Lloyd
Pickett, head flight instructor.
After completing the first stage of their
training, the flying cubs work for their pri-
vate pilot's license. This requires 35 addition-
al hours of training, which is divided into
four graduated stages. As a part of this work
the students must solo a "cross country"
flight. They plan their own flight schedule
and route, and prepare maps of the trip. Final
examinations include a ground test and a
flight test given by an official CAA exam-
Rules governing the course are strict. All
entrants must be from 19 to 26 years of age,
at least sophomores in college, and in good
physical health. Those participating in the
Urging every college girl to attend its "get-
acquainted" party, the junior college YWCA
began a successful year.
The YW book exchange under the super-
vision of Betty Wise, secretary, and Virgin-
ia Taylor, president, helps to create funds for
Officers of the organization include Vir-
ginia Taylor, president; Betty Fisher, vice-
president; Betty Wise, secretary; Neidra
Waltz, treasurer; Lora Belie Ward, program
chairman; Carol Belt, publicity chairman;
Betty Jean Ward, publicity co-chairman;
Mary K. Quinn, devotional chairman; Mari-
anna Galle, social chairman; Jean Peck, ser-
vice chairman ; and Eleanor Pearson, pianist.
The YW belongs to the USO, aided in the
Red Cross drive, donated $10 to the Chinese
Relief Fund, and gave to charity at Thanks-
giving and Christmas.
This worthwhile organization, sponsored
by Miss Pauline B. Sleeth and Miss Thelma
Hall, strives to keep the girls interested in
religion, education, and worthwhile pleas-
"From Many Lands", a book by Lewis
Adamic is being reviewed by chapters at reg-
ular meetings. Each girl is allowed to choose
her own chapter, which deals with the true
life story of a person from a foreign land.
A Christmas party for the under-privileg-
ed children was held December 18. Each child
was presented with a toy.
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Each girl brought a needy child who received
Then there's the Messiah! This colorful
chorus is presented each year as a Christmas
gift to the people of Ark City. Over 300 peo-
ple participated. C. L. Hinchee, the director,
really worked hard to make it a whingdinger.
(A success to you)
I could tell pou so much more, but I've got
to mail this and get some shut-eye.
Loads of love,
Mary K. Quinn.
course are required to sign that they will
enter further flying training for the govern-
ment if called to do so.