Ferris State University - Ferriscope Yearbook (Big Rapids, MI)
- Class of 1959
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Text from Pages 1 - 208 of the 1959 volume:
Our 75th Anniversary
Big Rapids, Michigan
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Campus Life ................................................ . 4
Administration ...... 30
Sports ....................................................... , V 58
Greeks .............................. , ........ . .. 82
Organizations ....................... . , V ........ 112
Seniors ..................................... 1. 1 148
Editor -------------------------------------- Charles Anto! - Undergrads ................................................. 162
Ass't. Editor ............................ Robert Sawyer
Student Index .................................................. 182
Nnottemptto be more than a beautiful senior
directory or a chronology of events, the 1959
Ferriscope has completely divorced itself from the
traditional yearbook concept.
The book you are about to read is more than a
collection of pretty pictures and pert prose; more
than a history of graduating seniors, their campus
homes, organizations and activities. The Ferriscope
does, of necessity, include these portions of student
life. Over and above this, however, it is hoped that
everyone who has been at Ferris Institute will find
some facet of their life here reflected and that the
book will recall poignant memo es.
Getting to know you
Sunday, September 14, saw a host of new faces
descend upon the F. l. campus, as the freshmen
arrived with luggage and parents in tow. After be-
ing welcomed graciously by their resident odviso
housemothers, and orientation leaders, , . rust
profuse and diffuse regulatio ' 0 their eager
hands, they were gentl -. urted to their new living
quarters. Wit- . os grimly clutching regulations,
Iugg-o- ond parents in tow, they then affected a
omewhut hurried settling down.
Then, after bidding goodbye to parents and prom-
ising to study hard and get plenty of sleep, they
were once more welcomed to the campus, this time
by President Spathelf in the new Student Center.
Following this official welcome then returned to
their dorms for the evening, tired but excited over
the prospects of their adventure concerning the big
modern campus and the many new and interesting
people they had met.
After a series of tests, physicals and drained pocket-
books, the spirit of the tired but undetected fresh-
men was invigorated by a weekend of dances,
parties, and new found friendships.
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Just a chat session
Ringing of the Homecoming Bell
Festivities for the Thirtieth Annual Homecoming
began with the student body casting their vote for
their favorite queen candidate on October 15 and
16. At the homecoming assembly the morning of
October 17, Joan Ecclesine, JoAnn Giroux, Marcie
Harmon, Connie Lewis, and Bonnie Peacock were
announced as the five finalists in the homecoming
program queen competition. Dean Rankin on be-
half of the Board of Control accepted the first Phi
Sigma Chi homecoming program, which was dedicat-
ed to the Board of Control who hav . ne Ferris
Institute what it is today.
Homecoming weekend . . . the alumni returning . . .
and an air of reminiscing goiety prevailed the
campus . . . laughter between old friends ioine
together again . . . remembrances of past b at
forgotten good times . . . old and familiar . names
opily ringing out upon the brisk . mn air . . .
news . be dispensed . . . the i , essive changes on
the camp 0 be noted . . and maybe a nostalgic
walk along ct id to iar oath recalling some
feelings which can be shared . . . a weekend of
events that will be remembered by many alumni
and students alike.
Reigning Royalty - Miss Bonnie Peacock
Each one a queen.
The evening festivities began with the traditional
ringing of the Phi Sigma Chi victory bell. As the
crowds gathered in the stands of Top Taggert Field
the enthusiasm was invigorated by the pep rally
contests. A new event introduced this year was a
hula hoop contest, which proved to be very ex-
hausting but left the crowds in rollicking laughter.
After the queen candidates were driven by the
stands in luxurious sports cars, President Spathelf an-
nounced Miss Bonnie Peacock, the candidate of Delta
Tau Epsilon, a omecoming queen. This was fol-
lowed - . roaring onfire and the burning in ef
-y of the College 0 inois team. The snake
dance progressed from the otbull field to the
annual Alpha Phi Beta all sch- dance in the
Hollywood, here I come.
We never stagger, we never fall.
The remainder of Friday and the early hours of
Saturday were consumed in the frenzied final pre-
paration of homecoming floats and displays.
In many cases the paint was hardly dry when it
came time for the second annual pushcart derby and
the homecoming parade. The annual gridiron tussle
was fought between the Ferris Institute "Bulldogs" 4:-I BXUEW: IN
and the Illinois "Blueboys." During half-time inter- 4 R:
mission the band director, Dacho Dachoff, presented T EaaCATIQN 0;
a mass band half-time show. Doctor Graham T. gill THE FEOPE?"
Overgard, featured guest conductor, dedicated a x ., A" 7-571?th
new fight song, "Fighting Bulldogs," to the Ferris . V'WV." a
Institute band and their director of bands, Mr. Dacho
Dachoff. Miss Bonnie Peacock was introduced to
the homecoming spectators. Hallisy Hall was pre-
sented with the Milton J. Kelly Trophy for the best
2nd place, Class A-Omega Tau Omega
Delta Tau Epsilon Fra - Ity won the float competi-
tion with a huge evolving float depicting the His'
tory of Fe -' Institute. The sorority competition
was w- -y Theta Tau Omega whose float showed
t- ourning of the old Ferris Institute and the rising
of the new.
3rd place, Class AeKappa Sigma Kappa
A fitting reward for many hours work.
But is was on the football field that the outstand-
ing event of the afternoon occurred, for the home-
coming was supercharged with jubilation of c: foot-
victory. The Bulldogs chased the Blueboys back
renewing friendships the fraternity open houses.
ls! place, Class A-Delta Tau Epsilon
On Saturday night the annual homecoming ball was
held at the Chieftan Community Center where cou-
; . V . ples danced to the music of Frank Lockridge - thus
"'"III 5 ll l. ll i . H ' I " writing a fitting finis to one of Ferris lnstitute's most
Wk IIII J II IV I h :' h h memorable weekends.
Dancing in the dark.
151 place, Class
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Friday night began a weekend of just plain fun as
i Sigma Chi Fraternity presented its first Annual
Ar'n ' Weekend. To start the festivities a talent
show w held in the Ferris gym Friday night with
many tal ted students competing for top honors.
The acts ere varied and of excellent quality. Vocal-
ist John ain won first prize with his starring pre-
sentation nf "Surry With the Fringe on Top."
Saturday night a hundred couples cavorted in the
Dome Ro m of the Student Center at the First Annual
Artist's -ll. Couples come dressed in gay and
colorful Costumes ranging from an 18th century bath-
ing suit a 20th century rocket ship; from the sultan
and his love to a fire hydrant and its best friend.
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Well - Well - What have we here?
Busty Buzz and Daring Deiu
Dance Chairman Dan Johnson and Mrs. Santa
George and his harem
You have the money honey ?
The prevailing winter winds ushered in Phi Delta Chi's 7
Annual Sno-Ball, the largest event of the year spon-
sored by the Phi Delts.
As the couples and guests of honor, Dr. and Mrs.
Korlis Kczerovskis and Mr. and Mrs. James Hintze,.
danced to the soft, smooth music of Danny Baker and i 3'
his orchestra, the Dome Room was transformed into
a silver and white winter wonderland.
The final chords were struck and the last swirl of a
foamy gown vanished . . . the scene closed on the
1958 Sno-Ball, thus culminating an evening which
stood out amongst the year's many memorable social -,
I could have danced all night
Just for you
And the band played 0
ers danced . . .
aate February 14 plus the hard-working men of
Kappa t eternity equals the annual Sweetheart
Ball, a tradition - he Ferris campus.
This year some 500 peo- canced. to the music of
Warren Covington and the Tom Dorsey band, in
a decor based upon Valentine's Day. - - easant
was the evening that few remembered how the ' -
pa Psi committees had planned, worked, and torn
their hair to present this sparkling close to St. Valen-
Miss Judi Dence was selected by members and facul-
ty advisors of the fraternity from a field of five beau-
ties to reign as the first Sweetheart of Kappa Psi.
Judging was on the basis of beauty, personality,
poise, grooming, and scholastic ability. After being
crowned by the Dean of Pharmacy, Miss Dence ens
ioyed the first dance with Warren Covington.
Four hours of fun, frolic and flowing formals . . . a
queen . . . and a name band were the highlights of
this year's Sweetheart Ball, a memorable evening.
Mo. ents to remember.
Phi Sigma Chi's
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Saturday morning brought a moment of panic as it
appeared creatures from outer space invaded the
Ferris campus. However it turned out to be only snow
statues built by campus organizations competing for
top honors in Kappa Sigma Kappa's Secohd Annual
Although it hampered construction on the statues,
the sub-zero weather failed to dampen the spirit of
the students. Tons of snow and hundreds of man-
hours went into these creations.
Phi Sigma Chi, closely pressed by Omega Tau
Omega, emerged victorious in the fraternity competi-
tion for the second successive year with their creation
"Moonscape". Among the sororities, Theta Tau
Omega took top honors. In other areas of compe-
tition Club 501, Carlisle Hall, and the Crimson and
Gold Chorus entered the winners circle.
Carlisle Hall's First Place, Reluctant Dragon
First Place, Purple People
"And then there were those who got cold and gave up."
ZIFE AND LAZWES
That old soft shoe.
The "great white way" is transported to Ferris In-
stitute for an evening each spring term as the cam-
pus enioys its annual expedition into the world of
show business. Kampus Kapers is the occasion.
K. K. is produced by a Kampus Kapers Committee
composed of representatives from the competing or-
ganizations. Eligibility for entry extends to any
recognized campus organization but, in the past
eight years, only fraternities and sororities have pur-
ticipated in the competition. Each participant pre-
sents an eight minute show, traditionally top notch.
Judging is done by qualified people drawn from
various fields such as radio, television, eddcation, ad-
ministration, and business.
The coveted first-pluce trophy revolves unless an or-
ganization is successful in capturing it for three con-
secutive years at which time it becomes their perma-
nent possession. The 1958 winner was Phi Sigma Chi
fraternity with an original, musical show called
"Life and Laziness."
Each year the acts become more spectacular . . .
each year scenery is more elaborate; dances are
sharper; voices are clearer; but also each year the
acts do become bigger and better, moving ever
closer to professional perfection . . . and in so do-
ing, develop the skills of direction and performance
in the performers and provide exceptionally fine en-
tertainment for the observers.
Miss Ray accepts 2nd place trophy for Alpha Phi Beta in
HIST LNTED STAKE
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'lst place, Greek Sing, Sigma Kappa Sigma
Greek Sing is co-sponsored by the Interfroternity
Council and the Pan Hellenic Council, the two Greek
governing bodies on campus. Formerly known as
I. F. C. Sing, the name and competitive field were
expanded to include both fraternities and sororities.
Many hours of preparation precede this song fest
and at the final outcome, a truly fine program of
choral selections is presented. A panel of iudges,
well-trained in musical matters, iudge the organiza-
tions on selection of material, originality of perform-
ance, and quality of staging.
In 1958 the fraternity trophy was presented to Phi
Sigma Chi, and the sorority trophy to Sigma Kappa
Greek sing is open to the public and is a non-profit
performance. It is only one of the many events of
Greek Week that helps to further the aims and ob-
iectives of the fraternal system through mutual co-
operation and efforts between the participating or-
15 voices and a song
The third of they was the date and the Big Rapids
Armory was the place. The event? A "Japanese
Holiday!" Donning kimonos and Oriental fans, the
Freshman Pharmic class presented the student body
of Ferris with one of the most outstanding events of
the spring, the 32nd Annual Pharmic Ball.
The Freshman Class officers and their advisor, Dr.
Lloyd Poland, took charge of the affair, and, as in
the past, six candidates for Phormic Ball Queen were
chosen and voted upon by the student body. Fin-
ally selected to reign as;queen of the spring ball was
Marilyn Taylor, who was sponsored by Delta Tau
Epsilon Fraternity. Dean of Pharmacy, Dr. Edward
P. Clause, crowned the lovely queen in a ceremony
which climaxed a successful evening.
Those low, sweet mellow tones.
Candidate Miss Marilyn Taylor, a pharmic, was chosen
The climax of the 1957-58 social calendar at Ferris
Institute was the first annual Graduation Ball, spon-
sored by Sigma Alpha Delta Fraternity. It was
Ferris' first strictly formal ball and was met with
enthusiasm by all who attended. White dinner
iackets and formal dresses were the attire for the
evening as Brahm Ward and his ten piece orchestra
provided the background music in the enchanting
setting of the new Dome Room of the Student Center.
President Spathelf and the department deans were
the guests of honor and were seated at the guest
table adjacent to the dance floor. In addition there
were tables for the guests to enioy punch and hor-
d'oeuvres on the sun porch and in side lounges
should they tire of dancing or preferred to meet
The highlight of the evening was the coronation of the
"Queen of the Ball". Six contestants were sponsored
by different organizations on the campus and TV
personality Steve Allen through photographs sub-
mitted to him in New York ruled as iudge. He report-
ed that it was not on easy choice, but selected
what he believed to be the most worthy candidate.
After the introduction of the contestants and a
word from President Spathelf, the big moment arrived
and Grace Keller was crowned the Queen of the
The dance was aclaimed a great success and another
step in the transition of Ferris from a "have not
school" to a college that can compete with any,
both scholastically and socially. Coming years hold
the promise of even finer events although this was
truly a night to remember.
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Miss Grace Keller, sponsored by Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity,
was chosen fairest of the fair by Steve Allen.
In proof that perserverance and faith shall triumph,
the culmination of classes and study at Ferris Insti-
tute came for the class of '58 on June 14th.
Altho a long awaited event, its arrival brought
mixed emotions for the impact of a four year
campus environment is great. Each hopes that far
more than a diploma had been gained from the
college. Each one is also aware that the educa-
tional process is ended but new books, new ideas,
new people, and new adiustments lay ahead for
all to meet.
The traditional ritual of graduation with its proces-
sion of honored guests, alumni, college officials,
faculty, and seniors was an impressive spectacle; a
symbolic ritual further emphasizing this proud mo-
ment of tribute to those who met the challenge of
A gracious smile . . .
And a hearty hand shake.
Miss Bonnie Peacock
Sweethea rt Ball Queen
Miss Judi Dence
Phurmic Ball Queen
Miss Marilyn Taylor
Graduation Ball Queen
Miss Grace Keller
Ferris should be the mecca for all high school seniors
of female vintage for where else can they find a
ratio of 4 to 1. Yet, depending on one's position,
this is 1he glad or sad situation found on our
Such a situation would prove catastrophic were it
not for one salient factor. That factor is class, for
what Ferris Institute lacks in quantity is off set by
To prove this point the Torch has chosen samples.
Despite 20000 vision, one can easily see ihat
these are gals any young man on any campus would
be proud to escort.
Miss January Miss February
Phyllis Hull Pat Goleski
Miss Ma Miss June
A. A. Worcester
1929 - 1930
1928 - 1929
Woodbridge N. Ferris
1884 - 1928
Wells D. White Dr. Ernest E. Brown Dr. E. M. 0qu
1932 - 1935 1935 . 1936
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Dr. M. 5. Ward
1936 - 1946
Dr, Karl G. Merrill
Bryon J. Brophy
1946 - 1952
Victor F. Spathelf
Dedicated to the ideals of opportunity and industry,
Ferris Institute strives to instill in every student a
thirst for knowledge, a desire for personal better-
ment, and an understanding of our democratic so-
To the degree that these ideals are assimilated, the
men and women of Ferris are ready to meet the
problem of an unstable world. In this hour of chal-
lenge, the lamp of learning must burn ever bright-
er, in the minds of "democratic" people; for we
have no other choice.
Dr. Victor F. Spathelf
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Big Rapids, Michigan
March 25, 1959
This year's publication of the Ferriscope is privileged to be identified
with our Seventy-fifth Anniver sary observance.
We who comprise the Ferris community today, whether this be as
students or as staff members, have an unusual perspective from which to
view the developments leading to this important year.
For us today, Ferris Institute is a place of vibrant activity. We are
enthused with the many evidences of growth and effectiveness of the college
whether these be of intangible or tangible nature. We are moved by a
surging sense of challenge to the great opportunity of service which lies
before us and, indeed, by the magnitude of the task of higher education of
which we are a part, in years ahead.
But our vantage point of perspective also clearly delineates the import
of the original concept of a Ferris Institute and the philosophy which nurtured
this idea in a creative fashion as W. N. Ferris and his wife carried forward
the development of the school. The life work of these people has stood
the acid test of seventy-five years of valued service. We can view with
objectivity and appreciation the dedicated work of successive generations
of faculty members, administrative officers, board members, friends and
supporters of the school. Today's attainments could only be built on this
base of human resources and their valued work.
I have for purpo se of emphasis held the reference to students of today
and yesteryear to last. These have been woven into the fabric of the se
many years in an inseparable way. You are the reason Ferris Institute
exists. At one point you are learners, at another point, you, too, are
builders--builders of vital experiences which become a part of the Ferris
tradition. Now, those who have gone before you are alumni of unusual loyalty,
whose enthusiasm and support of their Alma Mater is a stimulating and
assuring fact. These ranks you will one day join.
I know I express for all of you a single, common thought--It is good
to be a part of Ferris Institute in this Seventy-fifth Anniversary Year!
Since 1' e 1y,
Mr. Charles E. Fairman Mrs. Bess E. Fishman
Board of Control
The legislation which made Ferris Institute a state
college in 1950 provided for an eight member Board
of Control to look after the affairs of the college.
It is this group of master craftsmen, who have guided
the destiny of Ferris Institute in the last of its dynamic
75 years, and made our college a jewel worthy of its
Diamond Anniversary setting.
Members of the Board are: The Honorable Raymond
W. Starr, Chairman; Lawrence W. Prakken, Vice-
Chairman; Charles E. Fairman; Mrs. Bess E. Fishman;
Eugene A. Ward; Judge William J. Miller; and Dr.
Russell B. Nye.
The eighth appointive member of the Board of
Control was Col. Roy C. Vandercook, who died in
February 1958. At the time the Ferriscope went to
press, the governor had not yet appointed a replace-
ment for Col. Vandercook. Dr. Bartlett is ex-officio
member by virtue of his position as State Superin- Df- R0556" 3. NY6
tendent of Public Instruction.
Mr. Lawrence W. Parkken Raymond w. Starr Mr, Eugene A. Ward
Dean of Studen'fs Coordinating Dean Assoc. Coordinating Dean Comptroller
Donald F. Rankin Ardwin J. Dolio Robert Huxol John R. Smith
College-Wide Officers and Professional
Dean of Men
Dean of Women
. Vincent DiFrancesco Phyllis Wilkie
Registrar Adn'lissiofh Institutional R h b C l' S . Off' . .
Harold E. Wisner Reglstrahon Relations e a A ounse Ing ecurlty Icer Housmg Counseling Housing Director
Mahlon Herrick Joseph Deupree Charles crOWford Edward Jahns'on George Berry Max Smith
Dr. LeRoy Beltz
Lyle D. Brundage
Dr. Harold M. D'Arcy
Dr. Norris Dunham
L Allen Fickes
James P. Fohey
E. C. Frederick
Dr. David G. Goodman
Richard H. Howland
Dr. John L. Johnson
Dr. Karlis Kazerovskis
Dr. James K. Kneussl
Guy H. Lagroe
Norman Lev'ard son
Dr. Henry Lowsma
L Richard P. Moliszewski
L. Cooper Milner
Arthur Oettmeier '
Herbert A. Parsons
Dr. Edward Plotcow
Dr. Lloyd Poland .x
Dr. Frank Rainwater
Dr. Malcolm Salinger
RC'Ymond V. Shoberg
J. F. Shreiner
Donald H. Shreve V.
Charles Sleeper m
Louise M. Tosche
Dorothy C. Thick
W. Howard Vanderbilt
William J. Vaxter
Dr. Doris Willis
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: David Jackson, Robert Dema-
ray, Roger Weirick, Richard Bashore, Norman Christen-
sen, Henry Kaphengst.
Oh, Masselink's the dorm . . . Where the fellows all swarm . . .
And the gels are the cutest in school. Where the freshmen
all try . . . To catch each senior's guy . . . And keep up with
the 10:30 rule.Girls this is our home. . . Where the showers
are hot . . . And our meals sure are not . . . And bells all
ring but our own.
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Trips to 1he "Pug" for 'burgers, the blast of the ra-
dio during quiet hours, the long lines before meals,
lights blinking at 10:30 p. m., and the familiar song
of "I have another demerit," combine all these and
you get a glimpse of life in Masselink Commons.
Our revolving dorm display
It's quite a story 1hese walls could tell
spirited residence. Yes, I am Carlisle Hall. Although
born in 1957, l have had many interesting things happen
in me. I have been washed and scrubbed until I shone by
my occupants because they needed a clean room for in-
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specfion. Once in a while I have had "hams"
Although I am only two years old, Mrs. Brooks and l have
many stories we could tell.
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A man without a woman
ls like a ship without a sail
ls like a boat without a rudder
Or a kite without 0 mil
Now a man without a woman
ls like a wreck upon the sand,
But if there's one thing worse
In this universe,
Then ifs a woman, I said c: woman
I said a woman without a man.
Through these doors . . .
Helen Ferris Hall
Oh Christmas Tree
To the students living in Vandercook Hall it is more
than a structure of brick and mortar. It is their
home away from home.
Home sweet home
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What does Vandercook mean to the men who live
there? It means this: the cramming for tests, the
long sessions to get that term paper in on time, the
rising at five minutes to eight for an eight o'clock
class, the bull sessions held late at night, the mad
scramble for mail, the floor meetings, and the warm
Hallisy Hall, dubbed by students as the "outpost",
has the distinction of being the living unit farthest
removed from classroom buildings. All the occu-
pants, look tforward to the early morning walk
through snow and sleet and "dark like night."
Hallisy participated in many competitive campus
events and brought the dormitory display trophy
home for Homecoming.
Mrs. White is the dorm's first housemother and we
think we can say for her that it is a grand plqce to
live. Lush and plush.
He will make someone a good hubby.
"I'll bet you can't"
Collegiate Technical Terminal
Fred W. Swan is a graduate of Illinois State Normal
University, where he earned the B. Ecl. degree; and
Bradley University, where he received the M.S. de-
gree. He also attended Ohio State University,
Lewis Institute and Crane Junior College.
During Mr. Swan's years in education, he has been
a vocational and industrial arts teacher, a second-
ary school supervisor of industrial education, and a
state supervisor of vocational education. In in-
dustry, he has served as an industrial engineer.
Mr. Swan was editor and business manager of the
Illinois Vocational Progress magazine for five years,
served as president of the Illinois Industrial Educa-
tional Association, and was the first advisor-chair-
man of the state-wide Illinois Student Industrial Fair.
He has served as a member of the Florida State Uni-
Dean of Collegiate Technical Terminal
Learning the right technique
Commercial Art does pay off
The Collegiate Technical Terminal Division is the
newest division of Ferris Institute. Its establishment
recognizes one of the most recent trends in higher
education; that of providing specific training in two-
year programs for recognized professional occupa-
tions of an industrial and technical nature.
Although only three years old, the Collegiate Tech-
nical Terminal Division has a student body of over
150 students enrolled in the six programs: Industrial
Chemistry, Commercial Art, Dental Office Assist-
ant, Physicians Office Assistant, Environmental Semi-
tation, and Surveying and Topographical Drafting.
Ferris Institute, from its beginning, offered intensive
training for the technical professions of industry,
business and Science. The Collegiate Technical 3
Terminal Division is continuing this tradition and
will expand its educational opportunites to other oc-
cupational areas where there is a need for compe-
tently trained persons.
This must be how we got all those straight sidewalks.
The Commerce Division was organized in 1884
and includes in its membership three originui de-
partments of Ferrs Institute. The Commerce Division
at Ferris has had the largest enrollment of any di-
vision for the past several years. Several new de-
gree and non-degree programs have been added to
the Commerce program of studies in recent years.
There are twelve distinct curriculums offered by
the Commerce Division. There are 973 Commerce
majors enrolled in these various curriculums. Six
are degree programs, three are two year programs
of study, and three are one year terminal programs.
The largest area is marketing. The fastest growing
area has been the B. S. in Business Administration
degree with a 300cVo growth in the past two years.
The Commerce Division has 23 faculty members
with Dr. Stephen J. Turille serving as Dean of Com-
merce. Co-operative internship is now in effect in
the accounting, the marketing, and the teacher edu-
cation departments. This allows students to receive
real, live, practical experience in co-operative train-
ing of their chosen field in their senior year. The
work is carefully co-ordinated by Commerce faculty
members with business firms and public schools.
There are several active clubs in the Commerce Di-
vision which cover all the maior areas of study.
The Commerce Division at Ferris has graduated
hundreds of competent business men and leaders. It
looks forward to continued public service in its vari-
Thank you Doctor.
After teaching and administrative service in five
college and university campuses, Dr. Stephen J.
Turille has become Ferris Institute's noted Dean of :: .
Commerce. 6 u D a FgRRHS
Dean Turille received his A. B. from Nebraska State E . .
College; his M. A. from the University of Minnesota; '2; m" ' 75
and his Ph. DJ'from Harvard University. He has been 73
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ministration. Deon Turille has also worked as a pro-
fessional accountant, a court reporter, and a legal
He is the author of three widely used textbooks, two
in the college field and one in the secondary school
field. Dean Turille is an active civic and professional
leader. He was recently elected as President of the
Big Rapids Chamber of Commerce and is chairman
of the Board of Trustees of his church. He was a
former Governor of Kiwanis International and Presi-
dent of the Virginia Business Teachers Association.
Dr. Turille served seven years as national editor of
research publications for the National Association of
Business Teacher Training Institutions. His doctorate
dissertation won the award in Chicago as the out-
standing study in the nation for that year.
Deon Turille, a man with a dynamic, energetic per-
sonality, is always courteous to the never-ending
stream of students, faculty, and parents, who keep
his office one of the busiest at Ferris. In spite of
the continuous demand he somehow found time to
institute a number of changes which were beneficial
to the Commerce Division. The accounting program
has been strengthened, a new advisory committee in
marketing added, the teaching program has been
recognized by the national teachers organization,
and the staff has been expanded thus permitting C O T ' '
more of the listed courses in the catalog to be of- ooperatlve ralnlng
fered for the first time.
That certain smile
Dean Turille's wife, Caryl Jeannette has had on ex-
tensive education in music and is an organist and 18832? a
choir director in her church. Dr. and Mrs. Turille 1;; 2? i s
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Richard Klein, Donald
Heilig, Raymond Miller, James Frieberg, Beniamen Gris-
wold, Norman Gapske, Rudolph Grahek, Jerome Stofanik, ' W . s a
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The program of general education and pre-profes-
sional training for students at Ferris was initiated in
1895 when instructional offerings were organized as
distinct courses of study. Later this idea was given
a more distinct form, when, in 1933, a Junior Cole
lege and Pre-Professional School was organized as a
part of Ferris Institute. This, however, was later
incorporated into the lower-division programs of the
Commerce and Pharmacy Divisions.
As F-l grew it became clear that a separate unit
was mandatory to: Ht provide students, regardless
of course of study, the opportunity to enroll in cul-
turally enriching general education courses and at
to provide the student with the basic Foundation
courses needed to enter a professional school. Pre-
sent day developments and accepted practice in
higher education gave support to the decision to or-
Dr. James V. Farrell ganize in the spring of 1953, a General Education
Dean of General Education . . ' .
. . and Pre-Professmnal DIVISIon.
A well rounded college education is not only obtained In
the classroom, but in the library,
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, , Today the Division offers courses which serve stud-
? k331i t : , g " F .. ents in all of the collegiate programs at Ferris.
through participation in outside activities,
Born in Superior, Wisconsin, Dr. Farrell received his
B. Ed. degree at Superior State College. He earned
the M. A. and Ph. D. degrees at the State Univer-
sity of Iowa, completing his graduate studies in 1948.
Before World War II he taught science and mothe-
matic5' in public and private schools in Wisconsin
and Missouri. Since World War II he has served as
Assistant Principal and Director of Guidance, Uni-
versity High School, State University of Iowa; and
Chairman of Science in the Department of Teaching,
Iowa State Teachers College. For the seven years
prior to his arrival at Ferris, he was employed as a
Civilian Educator in Headquarters Air University,
Dr. Farrell has served as chairman of the Science
Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science.
He was chairman of the Education Committee for
the Iowa Mid-Century Conference on Children and
Youth, and was a delegate from Iowa to the White
House Mid-Century Conference on Children and
Youth, Washington, D. C.
in the dormitories,
and through the cultural activities presented by the school
for the students,
In 1893, less a decade after the establishment of
Ferris Institute, the first Pharmacy students were
enrolled to prepare for the Michigan Board of
Pharmacy examinations and subsequently to become
registered as licensed pharmacists. Through the
succeeding years this early preparatory course has
gradually evolved into the modern four-year cur-
riculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science
Graduates of the Ferris Institute Division of Pharmacy
are qualified to assume positions in rendering public
health services to their communities. Pharmaceuticai
education emphasizes both professional and commer-
cial aspects and enables students to meet the present
and future demands of their profession. Although the
curriculum is constructed with particular emphasis on
training retail pharmacists, many of the graduates
use this training in sales-service opportunities for
pharmaceutical manufacturers, in analytical positions
in pharmaceutical production and control, and in re-
sponsible positions in hospital pharmacies. The type
of instruction received in the Pharmacy Division per-
mits the graduates to continue post-groduate edu-
cation, resulting in careers in teaching or in industrial
research. Education in Pharmacy at Ferris Institute
offers unlimited opportunities and rewarding and
varied experiences to both men and women.
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Dr. Edward P. Claus
Dean of Pharmacy
Junior pharmics, guests of Eli Lilly and Company, April 30,
May 1, and 2, 1958.
Dr. Edward P. Claus, Dean of the Pharmacy Division,
was educated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attended
the School of Pharmacy of the University of Pittsburgh
from 1926 to 1929 when he earned the Ph. G. degree.
One year later he completed requirements for the
B. S. in Pharmacy degree. Following his appointment
to the teaching staff of the School of Pharmacy in
the field of Pharmacognosy, he continued with his
graduate studies, earning the M. 5. degree in 1935
and the Ph. D. degree in 1941, his major subiects
being Pharmaceutical Botany and Biology.
Following a leave of absence in 1944-45 during
which he served as Professor of Pharmacognosy and
Pharmacology at the University of Puerto Rico College
of Pharmacy, he accepted a position at the University
of Illinois as Assistant Professor of Botany and Pharm-
acognosy in the College of Pharmacy and simultane-
ously as Botanist in the Allergy Unit of the College of
Medicine. In 1946 he returned to his Arma Mater, the
University of Pittsburgh, where he was appointed
Professor of Pharmacognosy and later became Head
of the Department and a Full Member of the Grad-
In February, 1957, Dr. Claus became associated
with Ferris institute as Dean of the Pharmacy Division.
In addition to publishing a number of scientific and
educational articles, Dean Claus is the author of the
third edition of Gathercoal and Wirth Pharmacognosy
and a Laboratory Manual for Pharmacognosy. He is
a member of a number of pharmaceutical organ-
izations and also of the Society of Sigma Xi, Omicron
Delta Kappa Honor Society, Druids, Rho Chi Pharm-
aceutical Honor Society and Kappa Psi Pharmaceu-
Our drug store, a model of perfection
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The Associate Coordination Dean, Dr. Robert L.
Huxol is currently serving as the Acting Dean ohthe
Specialized Education Division. A native of Mis-
souri, he received the Bachelor of Science in Edu-
cation degree from Central Missouri State College.
He began his teaching career in a one-room country
school and later taught Industrial Arts on both the
iunior and senior high school levels in Missouri for
seven years. Prior to going to Indiana University
he earned the M. S. and the ED. D. degrees while
teaching in the School of Education.
He spent 46 months on active duty with the United
States Army in the Corps of Engineers and holds a
Captain's Commission in the Reserve Corps.
Dr. Huxol served on the faculty at Bradley University
as an Instructional Materials Specialist working in
coniuncton with the Vocational Education and Guid-
ance Department of the School of Education and
the State Department of Public Instruction.
In this capacity he served on several state ad-
visory committees concerning the development of
Industrial Arts and Vocational curricula as well as
the advisory committee to the State Textbook Adop-
He is married and has one son. His favorite hobbies
Dr. Robert L. Huxol
Dean of Specialized Education
are music and hunting.
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The Specialized Education Division is comprised of
five departments; namely, in the High School De-
partment, a fully accredited college preparatory pro- H
gram, which offers opportunities to students who - i I i
are handicapped by a lack of formal academic edu- Y i ' " 1'
cation, who wish to complete college entrance re-
quirements, and who wish to strengthen and broaden
their knowledge of certain academic areas of in-
at The Trade Related Education Department, which
provides instructions in academic courses, such as
basic business, mathematics, physics, and communica-
tive skills, is designed to supplement the programs
offered in the Trade and Industrial Division. i3t The
Special Business Department is designed for students
who wish to learn specific skills in the business field
or who plan to further their business trainng through
short-termed courses. Provision is made to develop
vocational competency in business skills for business
office tasks. Skills which are stressed include typing,
odding-listing machine and rotary calculator opera-
tion, duplication, filing procedures, PBX operation,
payroll procedures, and voice transription. Individ-
ual needs are met by preparing a program of study
to meet those needs. Continuous counseling is pro- , ;
Mi The Tutorial and Remedial Service Department W
is organized to provide education and training to fit a ,,
one's individual needs. Because of the liberal od- ,
missions policy, such a program is mandatory and s i K
well integrated. This department is designed to pro- :43? ,
vide services of a remedial nature for those stud-
ents who lack training and skill, particularly in the
areas of English and mathematics. Students are t Kw a " r e m
selected on the basis of specialized testing which is 7. ' , f1 t
provided through the Counseling Center. N V i i
i5i The Cosmetology Department requires six quar-
ters for completion. It is designed to give its grad-
uates a thorough knowledge of the skills involved in
this trade and to provide them with the fundamen-
tals to operate their own shops. The department is
approved by the State Board of Cosmetology. ln-
struction is included in all phases of Ioboration and
Training in Special Business Skills
Adult Education Program at Ferris
Trade and industry
Jon P. Adams
Dean of Trade and Industrial
Making minor adiustments on an air condition unit.
A course in Linotype setting.
One of the modern buildings which typifies the pre-
sent day Ferris campus is the Trade and Industrial
Center. This building encompasses 75,000 square
feet of floor space on ground level. It was built and
equipped at a cost of $1,450,000 in 1957 and
presently houses classrooms and laboratories for 14
of the i6 trade-technical courses which are currently
offered at Ferris.
Students who enroll in the Trade and industrial
Division may receive instruction along with labora-
tory-type practical experience in each of the trade
Highly qualified and experienced trade instructors
conduct classes in the areas of Architectural Drafting;
Auto Body Repair and Painting; Auto Machine Shop;
Automotive Service; Heavy Equipment and Diesel
Repair; Machine Tool; Mechanical Drafting tDie
Designt; Mechanical Drafting Uig and Fixture De-
signi; Printing; Printing Management and Supervision;
Radio-Television Service; Color Television Service;
Transmitter Service; Refrigeration; Heating and Air
Conditioning; Visual Reproduction Technician; and
The general obiective of the trade-technical courses
is to train the student to be competent in his chosen
field, in addition to developing desirable civic atti-
tudes; correct work habits and a mastery of the
essential skills of the trade; and to acquaint the
student with the socio-economic aspects of the
Any mature person with u seriousness of mind, on
eagerness to learn, and who can profit from the in-
struction offered will be considered for entrance.
The past records from high school do not prevent
potential students from entering, the criteria being
that the student shall be required to prove his
capabilities by maintaining a minimum of "C" over-
age work while enrolled.
A student is qualified for a Trade and Industrial
certificate upon satisfactorily completing the prescrib-
ed course requirements.
Dean Adams worked in industry three years before,
one year after, and during the time he attended
Wisconsin State College, Oshkosh. He taught
machine tool work at Dundee and Maywood, Illinois
for twelve years and during his tenure at Moywood
supervised the training of production workers for the
war effort. Following World War II, he entered the
State Department of Public Instruction in Illinois
and served as State Supervisor of Vocational Edu- , . ll 7
cation from 1946 ?0 1951- During this time he A straight line is the shortest distance between any two
received his M. 5. degree in Industrial Education at Points.
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. In November of ' '
that year he assisted in establishing a new division
at Southern Illinois University and served as the
head of this Trade and Industrial Division until joining
the Ferris Staff in the fall of 1954.
He has been state president of the National Council
of Local Administrators and currently is serving on the
board of directors of the American Technical Edu-
cation Society. He is also a member of the University
of Michigan Honorary Industrial Education Fraternity,
Epsilon Pin Tau.
He has recently been appointed by the State Super-
intendent of Public Instruction to serve on a state
advisory committee to study vocational education
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Our modern wheel alignment lab.
Training on heavy uty machines.
Ferris Institute sponsors intercoHegiate athletics on
a varsity level in the following sports: football, bas-
ketball, baseball, golf, tennis, track, and field.
The varsity teams compete with a majority of the
MIAA schools in Michigan and leading small col-
leges in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.
The Ferris intercollegiate varsity program is under
the direction of Sam Ketchman, athletic director
and head football and tennis coach. Other mem-
bers of the coaching staff are Frank Koras, head
baseball and assistant football coach; Charles
Smith, head basketball and golf coach; and Nor-
man Bennett, head track and assistant football
Hey now, what do you fellows want?
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: 0- Cartwright: 0- SECOND Row, Left to Right: Coach Karas, c THIRD ROW, Left to Right: T. Shurlow, w.
Montgomery, 3. Hubal, 3- Fowler, W- Drueger, Haus, Student trainer, R. Anderson, D. Kulwicki, bfak, D. Mozert, J. Parker, G. Kraus, R.
L. Masker, G. Wells, L. Willston, J. Jackson, R. G. Sanford, N. Perry, J. Holliday, J. Wenzel, A. honey, R. Johnson, J. Taylor, H. Neuman, ,
Hale, M- Singer, J- Warmington. Dopke, N. Gehl, J. Suzich, G. Milatz, Coach COGCh KetChmun.
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Football practice started for the "Bulldogs" of Ferris
Institute on September 8 with 55 candidates answer-
ing roll call. Typical of the pattern at Ferris, only 8-
returning Iettermen answered the call and Coach
Sam Ketchman was again forced to rely heavily on
freshmen to round out the squad.
Veterans from the previous season included Ron
Mahoney, quarterback; Gerald Milatz, quarterback;
Joseph Suzich, tackle; Walter Draeger, tackle; Bruce
Hubal, guard, and William Kubiak, tackle.
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Look out, here I come!
Newcomers to the Bulldog starting line-up were
John Wenzel of Sturgis and Gary Kraus of Belle-
ville at ends, Allan Doke of Detroit and James Parker
of Croswell at guards, Stan Aldridge of Detroit and
Gerald Sanford of Mayville at center, Ron Hale of
Detroit and James Turner of Ann Arbor at right half,
Willie Prewitt of Willow Run, James Taylor of Lon-
sing and David Montgomery of Markette at left
half, Norman Gehl of Allegan and James Jackson
of Muskegon Heights at fullback.
A practice game with Port Austin AF Base kicked
off the 1958 season in fine fashion with a solid 37-
14 triumph. This victory was followed by the defeat
of Illinois Extension 20-6 in the first official game of
the season. Lack of experience and bench strength
took its to", however, when they ran into a strong
Michigan Tech team which defeated them by a
score of 35-7. In the third game of the season,
Ferris played its only game away from home at
Olivet and defeated the Comets by the score of 6-0,
in a hard fought game.
"A quickie to the right"
Oh - oh I'm cough?!
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to Go.
Homecoming found the Ferris gridders rising to great
heights and playing one of their best games of the
season to knock off a highly touted Illinois College
eleven by the score of 26-7.
In the fifth game of the season, Ferris hosted a strong
Grand Rapids JC and came out on the short end at
the score 35-13 in a bitterly fought contest. lniuries
hit the Ferris team after this game with the loss of
Ron Mahoney for the season and several other key
In the sixth of the season Ferris made many mistakes
and lost to a fine Adrian team by the score of 26-7.
inexperience was the determining factor in this con-
test as Ferris practically gave the game to Adrian on
In the last game of the season, Ferris met the Uni-
versity of Milwaukee in a sea of rain and mud and
Which way now ?
Individual team honors for the season were as
Honorary Captain Ron Mahoney
Most Valuable Player Norman Gehl
Most Improved Player James Parker
Most Loyal Player Gerald Milatz
Oh my leg hurts!
Hold that "fighten Bulldog"
Hey, where's my other nine blockers?
Varsify letter awards were made to 1he following
It was a long hard battle . . .
And the coach felt it too.
Service awards were as follows:
James Fowler John Schmier
Olin Cartrighf Gene Wells
Donald Kulwicik John Holliclay
Thomas Shurlow Neil Perry
Michael Singer Eugene Mizart
Although the 1958 Ferris basketball team failed to
post a victory, they were not found deficient in the
vital areas of determination, spirit, courage, or
sportsmanship. They played all their games to
win, but the "break" never came. During their
whole season they were plagued by inexperience,
ineligibility, and injuries, but not one nor a com-
bination of reverses stopped the team from trying.
They fought with all of the capability they could
muster and they fought clean.
Where'd the ball go?
The Bulldog's fans packed the gym each game
hoping . . . hoping . . . for that one win. Al-
though their desires were not fulfilled, they never
lost their enthusiasm and loyalty for their represen-
tatives who were giving their best. The fans are to
be lauded for their sportsmanship, school spirit, and
faith in the team.
Please, ball won't you go in?
No you don't!
You were iusf lucky.
The 1958-59 Basketball scores are as follows:
Ferris 55 Acquinas
Ferris 65 Calvin
Ferris 69 Central
Ferris 69 Adrian
Ferris 41 Central
Ferris 60 500 Tech.
Ferris 51 Alma
Ferris 55 Hillsdale
Ferris 54 Northern Mich.
Ferris 48 Olivet
Ferris 37 Alma
Ferris 58 Ohio Northern
Ferris 68 Sec Tech.
Ferris 47 Northern Mich.
Ferris 66 Hillsdale
Ferris 48 Olivet
Ferris 53 Detroit Tech.
Ferris 55 Acquinas
Ferris 52 Ohio Northern
Ha! I caught it!
Let's not get grubby now.
How does it feel to be co-ordinuted?
Left to right: M. Hodo, D. Johansen, D. Knoll, L Mallick,
W. Pritche", J. Brown, J. Wenzel, W. Olendorf, O. Bel-
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Cher, G. Johansen, A. Korson, J. Gwinnup, B. Jones, J.
Willis, T . Shippy. Kneeling: M. Thompson.
The following players were awarded varsity letters:
Bruce Jones; William Olendorf;Tom Shippy; Gor-
don Johansen; William Pritchett; Jan Mangus; James
Gwinnup; Larry Mallick; John Wenzel; Jack Willis;
Service awards were awarded to: Tom Tetzlaff and
Bruce Jones, senior from Ravenna, Michigan, was
chosen as the team's most valuable player.
Left to Right: Dick McCloskey, Don Dever, Don Werbelow, Jay Casemier, Jim Von Ins, and Jerry
Aided by the return of three lettermen from the
1957 squad, the varsity golf team coached by
Charles Smith, emerged with a record of six wins
and five losses for the 1958 season. This is a
marked improvement over the record of only four
wins compiled the previous year and included the
breaking of two school records.
A new five man team record was set at 401 by
Donald Werbelow, Gerald Richardson, Donald Dev-
er, Richard McCloskey, and Jay Casemler. Donald
Werbelow broke the 9 hole record with a 35 and
tied the 18 hole record with a 73.
Varsity awards were won by Captain Jay Casemier,
Richard McCloskey, Donald Werbelow, Donald Dev-
er, Gerald Richardson, and James Von Ins.
Front Row, left 10 right: W. Mehl, P. Mason, R' Nelson, W' Back Row, left to right: F. Koras koachh H. Stulberg, M.
Jakiemiec, R. Tuttle, M. .Borrocci, D. Lessner, J. Kott, G. Thompson 1captain1, J. Gorsline, J. Sumner, R. Green, J.
Wells, J- Krupp, H. Laude. Horan, G. Johansen, R. Wood, 0. Wescoft, G. Bongard, H.
The 1958 Ferris baseball team proved to be a
continually improving team while assembling a 5
win - 10 loss record. After a slow start with con-
secutive losses by one or two runs, the Bulldogs de- Season's record W05 as follows
feafed the University of Detroit at Detroit by a score
of 9 to 6. In a four-team N.A.l. tournament at the :erris 4 Calan 8
ems 3 Calvm 4
end of the season, Ferris finished third behind Cen- Ferris 7 G.R.J.C. 8
fral Michigan and Hillsdale. Ferris 9 Flint J.C. 13
Prospects for the 1959 season look bright with the :err-Is 9 Umvl. Detrout 6
. . . ems 6 Aqumas 1
return of eight veteran Ieifermen of key posmons. Ferris 27 G.R.J.C. 29
Ferris 7 Aquinas 4
Ferris 5 Central Michigan 12
7 5 Ferris 6 Flint J.C. 8
: n : 1 v; , Ferris 7 Univ. Detroit 13
' I Ferris 0 Alma 12
Ferris 7 Alma 4
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V 1 Ferris 0 Hillsdale 5
' Um . . ' Ferris 9 Alma 3
1' 1 . ' . 106 130
Hald your breath, dad.
Just as the Greeks did it.
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Stiff competition on the high hurdles.
Right over the Student Center Dome.
Excellent condition, a strong pair of legs, and the
"Nthll degree of endurance are only a few of the
necessary criteria for a top performing track team.
Since Coach Norman Bennett took the reins in 1958,
the Ferris track team has won 11 of 14 dual meets
2.2;; . ' and has broken every record except the broad iump.
Included in the new records was the all time scoring
record established in a dual meet with Olivet, won
by Ferris 118-13. The team also won the Northern
Invitational at Marquette which placed them in com-
petition with teams from Northern Michigan, Michigan
Tech, and 500 Tech. It was in this meet that Ferris
accomplished the amazing feat of placing the first
four spots in the 100-yard dash. So strongly did the
squad dominate the dashes, that not one team placed
in the 100 against Ferris in the first four meets.
However, in the opinion of Coach Bennett, the 72-58
victory over the University of Detroit was the most
i " 1 e l j '. impressive win of the season.
Ferris's record for the 1958 season was 7-1, being
defeated only by Hope College 68-62.
That wonderful white string.
Ferris 78 G.R.J.C.
Ferris 118 Oliver
Ferris 8 Calvin
Ferris 84 Alma Please catch me!
Ferris 62 Hope
Ferris 86 Kalamazoo
Ferris 72 U. of D.
Ferris 65 N. Michigan
The varsity track records set during the 1958 season
100 yard dash R. Hale 10.1
220 yard dash M. Mackenzie 22.3
440 yard dash E. Willoughby 50.8
Mile run R. Morton 4:34.1
2 mile run W. Brevwer 10:24
Low hurdles D. Mossengale 24.6
High hurdles B. Gregg 15.9
High jump D. Allen 5'10W'
Pole vault W. Allen ' 12'
Shot put H. Blauwekel 42'6"
Mile'relay M. Muckinzie, D. Flora
R. Morton, E. Willoughby 3233.6
A mighty twist and away it goes.
Taggarf Track Records in 1958
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and
Our 1958 Track team.
100 yd. dash
220 yd. dosh
440 yd. dash
880 yd. dash
2 Mile Run
four to go.
The Animals, 1958 Intramural Football Champions
Ha, ha, I can reach further than you can
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The purpose of this phase of physical education was
to provide students of moderate physical abilities on
all educational levels with opportunities for the
satisfaction and enioyment of experience in com-
petitive sports and physical recreational activities.
A well rounded schedule offers competition in foot-
ball, basketbaH, bowling, volleyball, and ping pong.
Over the years, the participation in such activities by
the mass of students has been wide and vigorous.
Student self direction has been encouraged with
faculty guidance as a balancing factor. A balanced
relationship between study time and play time has
been. maintained. Under the guidance of Coach
Frank Khras the Intramural program is rapidly be-
coming one of the bigger activities on campus and
the competition ran strong as closely matched teams
vied for honors in intramurals.
Last year, in one of the closest races in the history
of this award, the Norman Bunker Trophy, the intra-
mural alI-sports trophy among fraternities was
awarded to Phi Sigma Chi at the 1958 lnterfraternity
Phi Sigma Chi, volleyball champions
Girls Intramurals Getting readyto splas
We could beat the guys any old day.
How are things up there?
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Artists and writers,
frenzied social chairmen and
Artist Bull costumes and backdrops,
Homecoming displays and banquets,
scholars and collegiates-all are part of
fraternity life. The benefits of what
sometimes seemed so demanding made
each Greek proud of his name.
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Harry Gulsfer Treasurer
Omegu Tau Omega,- DarroPl Howard-Presidenf Phi Sig-
ma Chi; Thomas E. Hanson-Vice President-Delto Tau
Epsilon; Michael E. Carry $ecretary chpa Sigma Kap-
Dr. Merrill reveives the outstanding education award from
Bob Allen, president of IFC.
SECOND ROW: David Kirshenbaum--Sigma Mu Iota,
Lawrence Siegel Sigmu Mu Iota; George Lesinski Phi
Sigma Chi; John E. McGinnis-Kappa Psi; Robert Baynes-
Phi Delta Chi; Arnold Gilfix-Sigma Alpha Delta. BACK
ROW: Jerome Brauber-Phi Delta Chi; Phillip Gibbon-
Kappa Sigma Kappa; Roy Pulaski Deltu Tau Epsilon;
Allen Reemersma Kappa Psi; Ronald Nelson-Sigma
Alpha Delta; Ronald Jurica-Phi Sigma Chi.
300 Greek men dine as one.
Dean Rankin hands over IFC Trophy to Omega Tau
Omega, the fraternity with the highest scholastic average
The lntertraternity Council is a co-ordinoting body
between the eight fraternities at Ferris, established to
guide fraternity interests and activities and to pro-
mote the common ideals of Greek brotherhood. The
Council also strives for improved communications be-
tween fraternities and the other student organiza-
tions, the administration, and the faculty.
Membership of the Council is comprised of two repre-
sentatives and one alternate representative from
each professional and social fraternity on campus-
Deltc: Tau Epsilon, Kappa Sigma Kappa, Kappa Psi,
Omega Tau Omega, Phi Delta Chi, Phi Sigma Chi,
Sigma Alpha Delta, and Sigma Mu Iota Organiza-
Greek influence has encompassed Ferris's campus so
completely that this year every major event, except
two, on the student's social calendar was sponsored
by a fraternity or sorority. In student organizations,
over 75 per cent of the maior offices are held by
Greek men and women. in scholarship, the overall
grade point average of the fraternity men was near-
ly 0.2 higher then the all college average as an-
nounced at the i958 lnterfraternity Council Scholar-
ship Banquet last spring.
To say that the fraternities at Ferris are active, then,
is indeed an understatement. The people of the Inter-
fraternity Council are proud of their scholarship.
Though not a member of the National lnterfraternity
Conference, Ferris lnstitute's IFC hos adhered to its
Criteria and Decolog of Fraternity Policy.
In order to re-emphosize the council's goal of scholar-
ship, the IFC each year sponsors a "Greek Week"
during the Spring Quarter. To open the week an IFC
Scholarship Banquet is held and a revolving plaque
is presented to the fraternity having the highest
cumulative grade point average. Individual awards
are given to the Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and
Senior of each fraternity who has the outstanding
scholastic record. The Outstanding Educator of Ferris
is then honored with a Certificate of Merit.
Among the other events of Greek Week at Ferris are
the lnterfraternity and Panhellenic Sing Contest, 0
Track Meet in which fraternities and sororities com-
pete among themselves and the Greek Ball.
The lnterfraternity Council was born from the highly
competitive relationships between a small collegeis
fraternities and receives its life-giving substance from
the unity of a common purpose.
Tom Proctor accepts the first place trophy in IFC Sing for
Phi Sigma Chi.
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Delta Tau Epsilon
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Thomas Hanson, Gerald Hen-
rickson, Richard Ferstenberg, Ronald Marsteiner-Vice
President, Gerald WeimanneTreasurer, Robert Klingere
Secretary, Donald LangePresident, Ralph McReight, Ken-
neth Allard, Thomas Richardson, Richard 'Reynolds.
Our advisors, Dr. Heck, Mr. Bennett and Dr. Goodman
Rushee's look over D.T.E. trophies.
SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Lawrence Landstra, Robert
Bruttell, Richard Poole, Wayne Stewart, Daniel Sinclair,
Richard Carlson, James Johnson, Malcolm Dewald, Richard
Crandall, John Byington, Ronald Mahoney, Thomas He-
witt, Gerald Richardson, Dwight Gosling.
Delta Tau Epsilon was founded at Ferris in 1956.
The purpose of the fraternity is to develop character
and leadership for the benefit of the individual, the
community, and Ferris Institute.
The brothers were very proud of their accomplish-
ments during the 1958-59 school year. A winning
Homecoming Queen, 0 second in the push cart derby,
and o first-place float entry; the largest ever entered
in any homecoming parade, were striking examples
of accomplishment through the spirit, cooperation
and hard work of the chapter members.
A toboggan party, after game dance, intramural
sports, parties, and smokers are only a few of the
social events that the "Detes" enjoyed during the
year. The spring formal, always a highpoint on DTE's
social calendar again proved to be a notable success.
Delta Tau Epsilon is planning and looking forward
to future years as rewarding as this one.
THIRD ROW, Left
Ross Alexander, Bruce VonDerveer, Poul Benson.
Deies with dates at Homecoming Banquet
Cards, cigarenes, and smoke
to Right: Earl Willoughby, Allen Bruce,
Ronald Livingston, Timothy Toben, Skip Schwager, Robert
Smith, James Maxwell, Jock Hofer, Raymond Grzegorczyk,
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Robert Drysdole, Thomas LindberV, Louis FioriHo, Tad Pen-
dleton, Kenneth Hershberger, James Snyder, John
Schwartie, Robert Paterson, James Haggard, Garry Morv
Christopher Dallas, James O'Sullivon.
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Jon Horton, Donald Nord-
Iund, Richard Reinhart, Paul Volk-Chaplain, John Sco-
field-Treasurer, Harold Taylor-Regent, Robert Dykema
Vice Regent, Allen Reemersma Historian,
James Vohk, Ronald Schmidt. SECOND ROW, Left to Right:
Charles Wood, Rosario Sukarno, Douglas MacLean, Ray-
mond Brice, Bruce Horton, Ronald Conn, Gordon Warren,
Throughout the year Kappa Psi participated in many
campus activities. The areas of these activities in-
cluded professional activities, social functions, athle-
tics, and scholastics.
Being a professional pharmaceutical fraternity, var-
ious professional programs were sponsored enabling
members to learn more about their field. These pro-
grams include demonstrations, lectures, and movies
dealing with pharmacy from manufacturing to retail-
Kappa Psi prides itself on its academic achieve-
ments over the years. In the past year, several men
were elected to Rho Chi, honorary pharmaceutical
society, and four members were elected to Who's
Who among students in American Colleges and Uni-
Although the pharmacy curriculum required much
time for study, the men of Kappa Psi were among
the first to support social activities on campus. This
year Kappa Psi became the first organization at Fer-
ris to sponsor a big name band for a dance. Over
500 couples attended the 9fh Annual Sweetheart Ball
held on Valentines Day featuring Tommy Dorsey's
Bond. During Homecoming the Kappas took part in
all the festivities, including the competitive activities
through the weekend. Durng the spring term, Kappa
Psi sponsored the Kappa Karnival in which all cam-
pus organizations got together for an evening of
Sidney Brottman, Anthony Gavatos, George Valley, Robert
Manutes, Gory France. THIRD ROW, Left to Right: John
McGinnis, Charles Nott, Ronald Behill, Terrence Regan,
David Camburn, William Spencer,
This will cure all your ills
"Now let's go, brother."
John Laiiness, Morry Bectel, Kenneth VandeBunte, Richard
Dage, Roger Stroh, Peter Quisenberry, Donald Pochronl
Eugene Zatfina, Robert Bunker.
Kappa Sigma Kappa
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Steven Duncan, Peter Fitz-
patrick, John Krupp, Richard Gruber, William Clayborn.
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John W. Wait, David Farmer, Michael Carrerice Presi-
dent, Roy L. Nelson--President.
The Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity can look back
on a year of growth and progress. it is an organiza-
tion rich in realization of its obligations to its mem-
bers. Recognition of these obligations has enabled
the fraternity to make its new house at 716 Grant
Street a real asset in which its members may work,
study, live, and play in comfort.
The success and achievement in activities such as
Homecoming, the Millionaire's Party, intramural
sports, the Winter Carnival and Kampus chers
were made possible only through men taking the
added obligation of responsible positions. Individual
talents were utilized in an effort towards goals
which were both individually satisfying and mutually
Exchange meetings with their sister sorority, Sigma
Kappa Sigma, stags, rushing, and the Spring Formal
were but a part of a full social calendar that helped
to make the school year a wonderful memory.
Kappa Sigma Kappa is a fraternity with a distin-
guished post and a most promising future.
Gary R. Gemmill Treosurer, Jon E.
Robert Sigismond, Norman Donoher.
FIoria-Secretory, Frank J. Lukowski, Richard S. LaBroff, Phillip
Robert Ban, James N. Grummel.
"So lets have a party."
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We're the Kappa Sigma Kappa Pledges, Front Row: Jim
Ottenboker, Bill Cloyborn. Back Row: Pete Fitzpatrick,
Dick Gruber, John Krupp.
Sigma Mu lota--Organizational Status
And our next step will be . . .
let's all join in unity.
FRONT ROW, Left '0 Right: Robert Plars, Steven Gold,
Dean Rankin presents Sigma Mu Iota Organizational Status
with their charter as a recognized fraternity.
Sigma Mu Iota was founded on an idea, vision and
dream. Early in the spring of 1958, five men gath-
ered together. Each one of these men had the de-
sire and initiative to work with one another, with one
dream in mind, a fraternity of the campus of Ferris
Institute. These five men also placed friendship,
scholastic achievement, and brotherhood as their
goals to attain. Jerry Rozan, Robert Pious, David
Kwiker, Les Sigale and Steven Gold were the men
who wanted to reach these goals.
While talking over their plans, they discovered that
others on the campus of Ferris had the same goals in
mind. After much study and thought, six more men
were invited to ioin. They were: Kenneth Sobie,
David Kirshenbaum, Michael Wittenberg, Steven
Rope, Sheldon Sinai and Lawrence Siegel. With the
combined efforts of the eleven men, and with t h e.
help, work, and encouragement of our three ad-
visors, Mr. Herman Kosak, Mr. Thad Diebel, and Mr.
Royal Klein, Sigma Mu iota was formed.
Just having a dream was not enough. The first
obstacle to overcome with the lnter-Fraternity Coun-
cil. At the time they were applying for recognition
there was another organization doing the same. After
long deliberation the council decided on them, Simgc
Mu Iota. With the approval of the Inter-fratemity
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Council. This council was made up of faculty and
students. After the Council questioned two members
of the fraternity at great length, a vote was taken.
Result? Unanimous in favor of recognition. With
their approval Sigma Mu Iota proceeded to the of-
fice of the Dean of Students and finally on to the
President's office for his signature.
Sigma Mu Iota is the eighth fraternity on the Ferris
campus. Based on the foundation of brotherhood,
loyalty, and scholastic achievement they will strive
to be one of the best fraternities on this campus.
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Omega Tau Omega
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: David Steel, John Raymond Gerdes, Rouglas Sovey. SECOND ROW, Left to
Miller, James Reeds, Robert Essenmacher-Treasurer, Ralph Right: Robert Shell, Donald Karston, Robert Rogers-Sec-
ToeringePresident, Gerald Janousek-Vice President, retary, Harry Galster, James Patterson, Rodney Galbreath,
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l year as a fraternal organization on the campus of
Ferris Institute. The Omega Tau Omega was founded
here in October of 1949 and is based on the princi-
ples of scholastic achievement, the promotion of
brotherhood, and the development of character.
Omega Tau Amega participates in many of the activi-
ties and sports events which are sponsored on the
campus. In the Homecoming events of this year their
float won second place and in the Wnter Carnival
their snow statue also won second place. They also
Chaf'er Members participated in all of the intramural sports this year.
Another highlight of this year was their annual
pledge banquet held at the Wildlife Restaurant
which was enioyed by all who attended.
Omega Tau Omega and Delta Tau Epsilon formed a
partnership this year and presented the Gerry Mulli-
gan jazz group for the Annual Concert. Under this
agreement, the D. T. E.'s. and the O. T. O's. plan on
presenting two big name band concerts annually.
The Omega Tau Omega annual Spring Formal found
many alumni returning to the campus for this event.
The festivities started with a lawn party at the tra-
ternity house followed by a dinner and dance in the
James Goddard, John Orlyk, Martin Mauney, David Joseph Krafchak, Thomas Baii, Mitchell Youmans, Marvin
Sopscak, Robert Hitch. THIRD ROW, Left 10 Right: James Crosan. Edmond Buczkowski, James Wright, M- 5- DeurlOO-
Kneussl, Robert Gasperini, Jerome Haronzy, Douglas Ed-
Saturday at the Omega Tau Omega house.
Phi Delta Chi
Phi Delis and distinguished alumni
FRONT ROW, Left 10 Right: James Hintze-Faculty Ad- Richard Bashore-Secretary, Bruno Manni-President, Jos-
visor, Kenneth Bogard, Donald Hardy, Paul Povelin, Wil- eph Nellis-Treasurer, Lester Dares, Robert Baynes, Jerome
Iiam Boyd, Richard Zeluff, Robert Hickok, Allen Dickinson, Gruber, RobertSullivan, Dr. Kazerovski Faulty Advisor.
"Each Needs The Help Of The Otherstl
Phi Delta Chi is a National Pharmacy Fraternity
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in pharmacy and offer activities which will advance
the individual in all phases of his professional life. '
This past year the members had the privilege of
meeting Phi Delts of national prominence when
Ferris was host to the 35th Annual Plant Science
Seminar experiencing once more the fine feeling of
In the high spirit of Homecoming the dex-men turned
out 0 fine float and brough the Little Brown Jug to
their trophy room by winning the annual broom-
The Annual Sno-Ball, held for the first time in the
new and beautiful Student Center Dome Room, was
characterized by good planning followed bv hard it:
work and provided a delightful beginning for their
The members took on active part in such activities
as the American Pharmaceutical Association, No- i mehwwgww
tionol Pharmacy Week, Greek Sing in which they
won second place, Kompus Kapers, cmd cull intro- Horn of Plenty
The joint meetings with their sister sorority, Lambda
Kappa Sigma, added more memories to a highly
SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Stephen Hoormon, James George Duncan, Leslie Wiscombe, Frank Boonstra, Kyren
Valentin, Richard Beelman, Stanly SChIiPp, Ronald LEOCh Gunn, Joseph Sokol, Karl Gaertner, Robert Wade, Bradley
eCl-Iaploin, Terry Ahern, Richard Roberts, Edward Gill- Spaulding, Norman Foster, Robert Heisler.
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Thomas De Young, Kenneth
Tourangeau, Terry Montei, Blair Lyman, Duane Steward,
Patrick Mason, Robert Sawyer. SECOND ROW, Left to
Right: Michael Delehanty, Charles Antor, Robert Britton,
Herbert Swartwood, Gregory Rebant, Gerald Penner,
Wayne Mehl, Victor Ghareeb.
Off to Hawaii on a winter night at the Phi Sig Hall.
THIRD ROW, Left to Right: George Meeter. James Colbeck,
Kenneth Dernbach, Edward Katt, Raymond Miller, Thomas
Greer, Richard Counsell. FOURTH ROW, Left to Right:
Jerome Stofanik, Norman Witt, James Davey, Donald
Federspiel, Donald Anderson, Frank Selee, William Beach.
The lotc: Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Chi has con-
sistently stoocl among the top fraternities on campus
and has proudly maintained a tradition of leader-
ship and participation in college activities.
During the past year the fraternity held close to its
program of constructive pledgingeconverting raw
pledges into the finished product of a graduating
senior, not by humiliation of public initiation or
physical maltreatment, but by suggestion and
example in a high code of gentlemanly conduct,
thereby aiding the pledges in attainment of scholar-
ship, self-confidence, good personality, and partici-
pation in campus activities. The pledge term is
a period during which both actives cmd pledges have
an opportunity to prove their unselfish interest and
sincere willingness to learn, accept, and uphold the
ideals of the fraternity.
Each man received valuable experiences through
participation in campus activities, and the fraternity
was rewarded by first place trophies in Greek Sing,
Kampus Kapers, Pushcart Derby, Tug-of-Wor, Snow
Carnival, o'nd intramural sports.
The fraternity . . . the most cherished members of
college life . . . friends that will not be forgotten . . .
ideals that will be realized. This is Phi Sigma Chi
. the fraternity.
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Terry Elsholz, Gerald Thomas,
Charles Harrison, George Lesinski, Ronald Lovell, Lyle Koss,
Victor Willyard. SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Thomas
Harrison, Andy Buize, Daniel Johnson, Donald Werbelow,
THIRD ROW, Left to Right: Richard Kerwin, Donald Jurica,
Lawrence Poznick, Wayne Tuffli, Kenneth Geiman, James
Howe. FOURTH ROW, Left to Right: Jack Doreth, Gordon
Johansen, Richard McCloskey, James Vonlenfe, Fredrick
Luxton, Daniel Doyle.
Left to Right: Jerry Thomas-Treasurer,
Robert Sawyer-Chaplain, Tom Welch
President, Pat Mason-Vice Presi-
dent, George Meeter,
Mr. Milton Kelly
the big iump was made from pledgeship to ,he true broth-
erhood of Phi Sigma Chi.
Sigma Alpha Delta
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: David Peterson, Donald Allen,
Arnold Gilfix, Ronald Nelson, William Golden $ecre- "'3': Eugene Fil'iPPiSI Norman FHIPGMCk: James laiwe,
fury, Ronald Murray-Presidenf, Bruce Morrison Treas- Keith MOI'I'iSOr', Steven Bordono.
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1959 has been a momentous year for Sigma Alpha
Delta, but the story cannot be fully appreciated until
we mention in retrospect a few important events
which transpired during the last half of 1958.
It all began about 4:00 a.m., Sunday, June 22, when
the fraternity house at 302 South Michigan was de-
stroyed by fire. Fortunately, although five people
were in the house at the time, no lives were lost and
only one person incurred injury.
All of the Delts were immediately notified and sum-
moned to an emergency meeting which was held to
discuss the possibilities of obtaining a new home.
The Delts soon started negotiations with Dr. Victor F.
Spathelf for the purchase of his home as a new fro-
ternity house. After receiving a permit from the Big
Rapids City Commission to use the home as o frater-
nity house, the residence at 607 South Michigan was
purchased and is now the new home of the Sigma
Alpha Delta Fraternity. A very extensive remodeling
iob was done, and the Delts moved into their new
home in March of 1959.
SECOND ROW, Left to Right:
Crawford, Gene Hockemeyer,
Lysle Berizeemen, Charles
Frederick Launitz, Frank
Douglas Marsh, Eldon Storrs, Lawrence Adams,
Although the acquiring of a new "homell was the
maior issue of the 1958-59 school year, fall term
found the Delts participating in the most gala Home-
coming festivities to date and emerging with three
first places in the sundry contests held over the week-
end. Later in the fall term they sponsored a Hallo-
ween party for the children of Big Rapids which
was enjoyed by all and will undoubtedly become an
annual affair. It is this sort of event which the Delts
place high on their priority list because it not only
brings pleasure to the fraternity and the children of
Big Rapids, but is applauded by the community, giv-
ing stature to the fraternity and Ferris Institute.
The Delt-Beta formal kicked off the winter term in
fine style. This was followed by an all school square
dance which they sponsored. Participation was also
enjoyed by all in the annual Winter Carnival.
The pace did not slacken for the Delts spring term.
included on the agenda was the move to their new.
home and the participation in Kampus Kapers and
Greek Week festivities. The term was climaxed by
the sponsoring of the Second Annual Graduation
Ball which proved successful beyond all expectation.
All too soon graduation day rolled around with many
Delts receiving their diplomas and terminating their
stay here at Ferris. Brothers graduating are: Vern
Cherneski, Dale Dunham, Ronald Elenbaas, Norman
Fitzpatrick, William Golden, Donald Heilig, Keith
Morrison, Jack Porter, Bud Stabbins, and Walter
Ronald Elenbaas, Kenneth Wicklander,
Donald Heilig, Bernard Roberson.
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Grace Keller, Patricia Feehan, SECOND ROW, Left to Right Miss EbeI-Advisor, Miss
Susan Mattson, Sandra Losie-Treasurer, Jeannine Mann- Michaelsen-Advisor. Miss Thick-Advisor, Karen Franklin,
President, Vicki WoiciechowskivVice President, Carolyn Nancy Lindquist, Wyne Halpin, Donna Michael, Joanne
Dowd-Secretary, Glenda Lee, Peg Schmidt. Dunsmore, Mrs. Claus-Advisor, Miss Wilkie-Advisor. Missing
from picture: Miss Miller and Mrs. Millard, both advisers.
Rushee's at Panhellenic Tea
Party in honor of the formal acceptance of the Thefas by
the Panhellenic Council.
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The cream Of the crop Bob Allen presents Sigma Kappa Sigma with first place
trophy in Greek Sing.
The Panhellenic Council's purpose is to foster and A
promote a mutual understanding among the sorori- f ' a
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The council is composed of four sroorities: Alpha Phi , g? i "g?n- ; "
Beta, Lambda Kappa Sigma, Sigma Kappa Sigma,
and Theta Tau Omega who received their formal ac- .
ceptance from the council January 28, 1959. :9
The annual Fanhellenic Open House was held during A
the fall and spring to acquaint new students and
non-sorority women with the different sororities on I
In co-operation with the lnter-Fraternity Council, the y
Panhellenic Council sponsored the Christmas Party
and Greek Week. All Greek organizations on cam-
pus participated in the Greek Sing, the track meet, .
and the Greek Ball which was the climax of the I NilEiiNiC
week. The Panhellenic Banquet was held in the I v, HM
Dome Room and trophies were awarded to the first v, . ' Wt;
place winning sorority of Greek Sing and the sorority i y
with the highest scholastic record. A6:
The Panhellenic Council had a very busy year. New 9 . x .
rushing and pledging rules were adopted and a Pan- V
hellenic Court was established. Also, the Council
published a new handbook.
The 1958-59 offices were held by: I .
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Alpha Phi Beta
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Sully Guy, Loretta Lininger,
Vicki Woiciechowski, Dee Haieoran, Donna Simmons, Gay
Waddeil, Marcia Jones-Secretary, Barbara Ray-President.
"Memories Are Made of This."
Yes, another fun-filied, successful, exciting year for
the Betas to remember.
First, the pre-homecoming dance started off the year
with a iingle - putting money in the Beta's piggy
bank. Then came Twirp Week, co-sponsored with
the DTE's. Placing second in Kampus Kapers is an-
other Beta memory. During Greek Week they
placed first in the track meet and second in Greek
Sing. And, remember the fun they had participating
in intramural sports! Following the spring formal
was Kappa Karnivul in which they sponsored a booth
with the Delts, their brothers.
They're bursting with pride because their sister,
Elaine Burgess is in Who's Who. But they are equal-
ly proud of all their wonderful sorority sisters whose
friendship will be cherished always.
50 many fond memories e parties with the Delts,
the heart-to-heart talks in the dorm, weddings of
brothers and sisters, and the celebration of their
thirtieth anniversary. Sounds another busy and fun-
filled anniversary for the Betas!
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Peg Schmidt-Vice President, Sandro Losie-Treasure'r JOYce Mam: Cwm' HUME",
Juanita Ball, Judi Dence, Dana Whalen, Kay Toogood.
Merrily we roll along
Lambda Kappa Sigma
Over the line for the Lambs
FRONT ROW: Left To Right: Sandy McFarland, Sharon BACK ROW: Florence Raub, Doris Noecker, Jane? Todd,
Stewart, Joan Leever, Violet Baba, Lois Bizer Secretary, Pearl A, Weber, Joy Pollatz, Sharron Fletcher.
Shirley Clark President.
The Lambs began their activities amid the colors of
Fall with the Homecoming activities which included
the comical sorority sack race, the Homecoming par-
ade, and their traditional "mum" sale.
As the temperature fell lower and lower, the Lamb-
dos couid be found with the Phi Delts, their brother
fraternity, enioyinq joint meetings and an annual
Christmas party. Snow brought enioyable skating
and toboggan parties.
Spring arrived with its magic touch and the Lambs
were very excited because Kompus Kopers was not
During this rejuvenating season, the Lambs held 0
Silent Auction which proved to be very exciting.
Next, the Greek Sing left this group, as well as the
rest of the campus, feeling on a level with the birds.
The climax of this lively season was the Lambda
If the sorority could speak, perhaps its statement
would be, "Although we bid farewell to the graduat-
ing seniors, we will always remember our wonderful
experiences as sisters . . . may our friendships eh-
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Joanne DunsmoreeVice Presi-
dent, Donna MichaeleTreasurer, Marcia Ellis, Patricio
Boshore, Sharon Lee Amlott, Carolyn N. Ensign, Amy L.
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Our float depicts the growth of F. l.
BACK ROW: Marion Stroh, Dolores Zielinski, Wyne Hal-
pin, Maxine LaTocha, Karen Lewis, Rosalie Jacobs, Bar-
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son, Karen Franklin. Sandra Birdsall-Secretary, La Donna
New furniture and freshly painted walls welcomed
the Sigmas to another year at Ferris.
The year began with a buzz of activity. First come
the Millionaires Party, and later when the campus
was blanketed with snow, the Sigmus participated in
the Winter Carnival. Christmas was not for off and
the sorority had a wonderful party for the children
of Big Rapids e they even had a Santa Claus.
The thirsty campus citizens were presented with a
bi-weekly Coffee Hour to start their day off right.
In the Spring, the sorority's fancy turned to song
and it acquired the first place trophy in the Greek
The busy bees of Sigma Kappa Sigma were also ac-
tive in Intramural Sports, Kappa Carnival and
The Sigma Kappa Sigma Sorority was successful in
achieving throughout the year true and lasting
friendships through sisterhood, sportsmanship and
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Martha Barker, Pat Feehan,
Viewing our Snow Statue, Left to Right: Diana Slaughter,
Marlene Wilke, Judy Underwood, Sally Winks, Sue 805w
schem, Pat Feehcm, Mary Willi;
CeCelia Souter. Sally Wlnks-Vice President, Brenda Ran-
Learning how to saw a board and pound a nail into
a homecoming float, having pails of water dumped
over one while working in below zero temperature
on a snow statue, and sharing many good times and
laughter together furnished many memories for the
Thetas as they completed their first year on campus,
January 24, 1959.
The Theta's efforts during this year were well re-
warded as they received first place for their home-
coming float and first place for their snow statue
"The Purple People Eater." The highlight of this year
was the acceptance of Theta Tau Omega as an offi-
cial sorority on campus which signified that they suc-
cessfully met the requirements for sororities as speci-
fied by the Panhellenic Council.
As the end of this school year approaches, several of
the Thetas will be leaving, but they will carry with
them the happy moments they experienced while
working on Kampus Kapers, Spring Formal, Greek
Week, and the other numerous events participated in
by the Greek organizations of the Ferris Campus.
kin-Recording Secretary. Betty Swain-President, Sue Boss-
From rushee to pledge
Spaghetti Party at Miss Thicks.
chem-Treasurer, Susan Manson. Ruth Van Houten, Nancy
W a o o O o Q o o o o c
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W ' B B
BUSY-this four letter word is both a popular and an
appropriate one to describe the Ferris scene. Every-
one is busy doing something. Here in the next thirty-
three pages is an explanation for much of the
business ibusy-nessi on our campus. For the FERRIS-
COPE, after contract signing in July, the grand
rush begins at registration and continues; encom-
passing every free hour of the day over its copy
table stacked with coffee cups and broken pencils,
and culminates with the distribution of the yearbook
in June. In other areas one finds dozens oi commit-
tees working on every imaginable problem and ends
in a democratic Student Government; it begins with
hours of blocking, costuming, memorizing and polish-
ing and ends with "The Devil and Daniel Webster."
These beginnings and endings are what the Institute
terms "activities that make students BUSY!"
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: John Parker-Vice Presi-
dent, Oliver Krueger-President, Sondra Losie, Lee Un-
derwood-Secretary, Donald KuenzeI-Treasurer. SE-
COND ROW, Left to right: Dr. Lowell Chopman-Ad-
visor, Lawrence Fredricks, Dale Allison,
And now we will memorize a chart or two.
Norman Fitzpatrick, Orville Somers, Donald Ross,
Robert Essenmacher, Donald Didrickson, A. H. Crott-
Advisor. THIRD ROW, Left to Right: David Puetz,
Kenneth Parody, Gerald Page, Rockne Spencer,
James Wynsma, James Howe, LaVerne Morell, Thom-
as Conevon. Henrv Schorncctel.
Tabulating debits and credits may seem dull to some
students, but to future accountants, it is most fas-
cinating. To augment their skills achieved in the
classroom with intelligent and compatble co-curri-
cuiar activity is the aim of the Accounting Club.
In a pleasant, social atmosphere, the Accounting
Club offers an opportunity for association with other
accounting maiors and a meeting ground where stu-
dents can benefit by the experiences and ideas of
professionals in the field.
The meetings provide a program of speakers from
varied fields of accounting. These lecture and discus-
sion periods give information and inspiration, thus
encouraging students to reach for the goals that are
so readily accessible to the person with ambition.
During the past year the club, under the able leader-
ship of President William Krueger, was instrumental
in promoting good accounting among the felIows
tend a girlD and good fellowships among the ac-
As the members enter the business world and begin
to apply their accounting training, the experience
and insight gained in this co-curricular organization
will be invaluable.
With this in mind, the Accounting Club can close its
books for 1958-59-very much in the black ink of
The Kappa Eta cast of Alpha Psi Omega, the largest
honorary DramatBCS Fraternity in the United States,
was originated on the Ferris campus in 1946. Under
the leadership of Dr. 0. Rossi, it now consists of over
Since 1946, the Kappa Eta cast has undertaken
numerous theatrical productions in every phase of
Dramatics. The hard work that is necessary in the
field of Dramatics and the social atmos-
phere of the theatre coincide to make Alpha Psi
Omega the most active honorary fraternity on the
The fiscal school year of 1958-59 has brought new
light to the theatre at Ferris Institute. With the
addition of the new student center on campus, a new
experience, from both the standpoint of dramatics
and the school, took place in the production of "Tea-
house of the August Moon." An experimentation of
of "theater-in-the-round" was successfully tested in
the fall term, and the winter term saw no let up in
the rehearsal schedule. Alpha Psi Omega members
directed and acted in seven one act plays. The
full schedule includes "A Night at an Inn", l'The
Valiant", "Box and Cox", "The Devil and Daniel
Webster", "A Long Voyage Home", "Hands Across
the Sea", and llThe Miracle of Saint Anthony". The
coming spring term looks to be a promising one in
which they have planned to produce "Valpone".
Left to Right: Robert J. Bennett, Robert W. Franz, Richard
E. Brown-Vice President.
Alpha Psi Omega
All the members of the Kappa Eta cast of Alpha Psi
Omege would like to welcome and sincerely thank
Dr. Lyle V. Mayer, of the Ferris Playhouse, for all
the help and guidance he has given each and every
one of the members.
The officers of the year 1958-59 are: President, Ed-
ward J. Toland; Vice-president, Richard 'Brown; Sec.-
Treas., Richard 5. Rome.
So in this, our Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Ferris
Institute they are proud to be a growing Fraternity of
a growing campus.
Edward J. Toland-President, Richard Rome, Howard
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: William Spencer-Treasurer,
Marion Stroh-Secretory, Richard Bushore-President,
Carolyn Ensign-Vice President, James HintzeeFaculty
Advisor. SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Adele Rydeski, Pu-
tricio Bashore, Sandro McFarland, Charles Wood, David
Silverberg, Rosalie Jacobs, Joyce Nielsen, Carla Hunt,
Sharon Amlott, Athanasia Papanicolaou, Amy Moore, Mary
Ann Clark, Borbora Schaffer, Joanne Dunsmore, Leslie
Daros. THIRD ROW, Left to Right: Victor Willyarcl, Sherry
Dingman, Jon Horton, Robert Dykema, Raymond 'Brice,
Charles Nott, Harold Wells, Ronald Bavier, Monte Cohon,
Patricia Benson, David Camburn, Gerald Bookout
Pharmacy's oldest Association, the American Phar-
maceutical Association, was established in 1852 and
our Student Branch was chartered on July 30, 1938.
The objective of the organization is to promote unity
among the people on whom the future of the pro-
fession of pharmacy rests.
One of the unique features of the American Pharma-
ceutical Association is a monthly publication, which
is an integral part of one's membership. The Journal
of the A. Ph. A. is published in two parts, the- Scien-
tific Edition and the Practical Pharmacy Edition. In
these publications are found articles to keep one
apace with pharmaceutical progress and events.
The highlight of activities conducted by the A. Ph. A.
is the Annual Pharmacy Week Conference. Among
distinguished guests attending this year's Conference
was Dr. William 5. Apple of Washington, D. C., sec-
FOURTH ROW, Left to Right: Stephen Haarman, Robert
Wade, Terry Ahun, John Miller, Kenneth Allard, Leonard
Bueche, Norman Striber, Daryll Borst, Clayton Erickson,
Carl Benson, Louis Fiorillo, lowrence School, Marvin Stutes-
man, John Scofielcl, Ronald Bellill, James Norkus, John
Austin, Robert Cichewicz, Bernard Bournax, Neal Berryhill.
FIFTH ROW, Left to Right: Charles Smith, Ross Alexander,
Ronald Mahoney, Joseph Bcnnon, Dale Hyder, Douglas
Triestram, Ronald Klump, Fredrick Dully, Fredrick Slorp,
Lawrence West, Arthur Millimun, Ralph Walsh, Lewis Hus-
ton, Thomas Lomoreaux, Dean Doering, William Oosse,
James Monette. SIXTH ROW, Left to Right: Norman Sny-
der, Fredrick Hoatlin, Robert Moretsk, Norman Foster, Don-
old Reid, William Thayer, James Nash, John O'Dea.
retary of the parent organization. A variety of mov-
ies related to pharmacy were shown at meetings
throughout the year and drug company representa-
tives were invited in to address the group.
A delegation from our branch attended the District
IV Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky, this spring.
Among those attending will be Richard Bashore who
was elected Vice President of District IV at last year's
convention. We also expect to have a group attende
ing the National A. Ph. A. Convention to be held in
August at Cleveland, Ohio.
We wish to express our gratitude to Mr. James
Hintze, faculty advisor, who guided the organization
through a very interesting and profitable year.
Since 1954 a group of automotive students and their
instructors have been enioying a club known as
the Automotive Safety Promotion Society, or more
popularly known as the ASPS.
The aim of the club is to better educate its members
in the safety of driving and, through them, to better
educate the public. If at the end of the year every
member has improved his attitude toward safety
and passed this knowledge on to others the aim of
the club will be well on its way to fulfillment. The
club draws its members from the automotive, diesel
and body curriculums.
The club is also interested in camous activities and
they cooperated in sponsoring a homecoming queen
On the first and third Thursday of every month c:
business and program meeting is held. At this time
automotive movies are shown; outside sources such
as the Michigan State Police, Sun Corporation and
others are brought in to conduct safety programs
and give much worthwhile information to the mem-
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: John J. Smith-Advisor, Jack
Smith-Secretary, Ken Holland-President, Norm Dragoo-
Vice President, Jerry Posthumus-Treasurer.
The club officers for 1958 are:
Kenneth Holland ......................................... President
Norman Drugoo ................................. Vice-President
John Smith ....................................... Secretary
Gerald Posthumus ....................................... Treasurer
Mr. John Smith ................................................ Advisor
BACK ROW: Bill Pascoe, Rog Van Haitsmu, Jim Wissink,
Elwin Jordon, John Kieling, Nelson McBride, Jack Randall,
Bob Porter, Wendell Anderson, Jr., Lawrence Snow.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Louella Swett-Secretary,
Donna Block-Treasurer, Marcia HarmanePresident,
Dorothy Lutz-Vice President, Trudy Koenig- Officiating
Director. SECOND ROW: Peggy Neely, Ruth Ann Beu-
baker, Lorretta Wales, Barbara Fortune, Beverly Braman,
Harriet Denslow, Doris Bohland.
Ferris Femme Fatale
like wow !
THIRD ROW: Mary Willis, Elizabeth Clark, Hilda Oakes,
Diane Whiteford, Judy Altenhein, Moneta Wilkins, Hans
Cenreid, Marlene Wilke. FOURTH ROW: Miss Ebel-Ad-
visor, Carolyn Bauer, Patricia Horan, Connie Andres, Con-
nie Kurpinski, Judy Wright, Marilyn Kencaid.
Ferris Femme Fatale welcomed a myriad of sports,
tournaments, and recreation for the Ferris women
in this, their second season.
The autumn found Femme Fatale members busy with
0 Homecoming float, the "Parade of Sports." This
float depicted such activities as field hockey, basket-
ball, softball, track and field, skiing and toboggan-
ing, roller skating, swiming, bowling, archery, golf,
tennis, volleyball, table tennis, and badminton.
With the coming of spring they held their 2nd An.
nual Sports Banquet and trophies, medals and
awards were presented to deserving members.
Through the active participation, guidance, and in-
terest of the Femme Fatale officers and their adviser,
Miss Ebel, Ferris women were offered many varied
Femme Fatale ofticers and members of the Executive
Fall Term Winter-Spring Terms
Marcia Harmon Donna Black
Louella Swett Wanda Allen
Dorothy Lutz Louanna Kidder
Donna Black Harriet Denslow
Joan DeJa Joan DeJa
To acquaint the new wives on campus with the
Dames Club, each member held a coffee Klatsch in
her home before the annual Get-Acquainted Tea.
Their group at the end of December numbered 138,
compared to 59 last year. Thev are all very pleased
with their membership increase.
Their October, November, and De'cember meetings
included, respectively, a Membership Tea, Initiation,
and a Christmas Party.
Two speakers were on their program for the year:
0 local doctor talked about child care, and Mr.
Milton Kelly gave them a talk entitled, "Women
Successful events of last year were repeated; on
Un-birthday Party and gym night.
Their interest groups this year included: Bowling,
Knitting, Cards, Child Study, Home Demonstration,
Intramural Sports, and Music Appreciation.
They are looking forward to their June 9th Com-
mencement, which will include a dinner and the
presentation of their P. H. T. iPushing H'usband
Special thanks to their sponsoring organization, the
Association of Ferris Women, and especially Mrs.
Allen Krause and Mrs. Theodore Nostwich, for
their help throughout the year.
FRONT ROW, left to Right: Peggie Oalyk, Marlyne Kap-
land, Jeanne Albanese, Camille Salerno, Nancy Rozen-
Vice President, Jo Anne Simmons-Recording Secretary,
Elaine Clark-President, Sharon Shimmin-Treasurer, Ellen
O'Sullivan-Corresponding Secretary, Peg Luck.
SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Shirley Parlmer, Wanda
Horton, Gerrie Bueche, Kay Allard, Patricia Lamp, Carol
Miller, Joan Elliott, Eileen Burke.
What problems are your hubbies having in school?
President ........................................ Mrs. Robert Clark
Vice-President ................................ Mrs. Gerry Rozan
Treasurer ....................................... Mrs. Jack Shimmin
Recording Secretary ................ Mrs. Duane Simmons
Corresponding Secretary ........ Mrs. James O'Sullivan
THIRD ROW, Left to Right: Jan Schuster, Sue Ginster, Mary
Jane Best, Betty Barman, Marlene Smith, Mary Spencer,
Sally Acosta, Justine Fiorillo, Margaret Doering, Claudio
Thayer, Bonnie Whaley, Elaine Parkes.
FOURTH ROW, Left to Right: Barbara Johnson, Roselyn
Van Wagoner, Shirley Wyngerden, Kristine Kaphengst.
Ann Wright, Margie Trien, Jenn Corrigan.
mm . e Ferris A. M. A.
The Ferris Marketing Club was organized in March
.vis.195e...5mseeso ' 1958 and received its official charter of affiliation
BY with the National American Marketing Association in
mm MAM . Professor Richard H. Howland served as advisor for
the club and the executive officers for the first two
quarters were: James Reeds, President; Lester Buza,
Program and Publicity Vice President; Robert Wald-
vogel, Membership Vice President; Marjorie Schlueter,
Donald Watt, President of the Ferris A. M. A. Club Secretary; and Ralph Toering, Treasurer. For the last
receiving the official charter from Dean Donald Rankin. two quarters Robert Walkvogel was the President;
President Victor F. Spathelf giving the welcoming address DOUQIOS SOVEY, Program and PUbliCHY Vice PreSidem;
cf the Annual Marketing Banquet. Norman Welch, Membership Vice President; Richard
h I ' I l h I ' 1' h Ranft, Secretary; Thomas Nelson, Treasurer; and
Gerald Klein, Sergeant-at-Arms.
The club held regular monthly meetings which fea-
tured guest speakers, films, and participation in the
Grand Rapids, A. M. A. West Chapter meetings. The
outside guest speakers were Mr. Norman Silvernail,
owner and manager of the Big Rapids Credit Bureau;
Doctor John Johnson, Professor of Economics at Fer-
ris Institute; Doctor Walter A. Woods, Vice President
and Marketing Research Director for the Nowland
and Company in Greenwich, Connecticut; Doctor Eu-
gene J. Kelly, Professor of Marketing and Transporta-
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Thomas Jopper, Gilbert Hall, tion of Michigan State University; and Mr. Fred
Curl Dew, Robert Shell, Richard Ranft-Secretary. SECOND Cleverton, Traffic Manager from the Dow-Corning
Company in Midland.
ROW, Left to Right: Howard Anticliff, Ervin Jones, Owen
Sherberneare, Jack Wahr, Howard McArthur. THIRD
ROW, Left to Right: Kenneth VoIIink, Robert Gillick, Ron-
old Weymouth, Norman Gapske, Donald Anderson, Jack
Donald Watt, Norman Welch-Vice President, Robert
Waldvogel-President. Richard Runft-Secretary, Gerald
Klein-Sergeant at Arms, Douglas SoveyNice President,
The culminating finale of the Ferris Marketing Club
was its Annual Marketing Banquet and Conference in
May which was attended by approximately fifty lead-
ing employees, two hundred students and their
guests, and twenty-five faculty members.
Some of the maior accomplishments of the group this
year were the establishment of a Ferris A. M. A. Hon-
orary Society, sponsorship of the Annual Marketing
Fashion Show, creation of an annual award for the
outstanding man or woman of the year in marketing,
compilation of a job placement list, and serving as
host to the Grand Rapids, A. M. A. West Chapter for
a meeting at Ferris Institute.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Richard Howland-Advisor,
Robert Waldvogel-President, Gerald Klein-Sergeant at
Arms, Douglas Sovey-Vice President, Norman Welch-Vice
President, Thomas Harrison. SECOND ROW, Left to Right:
Professor Richard H. Howland, adviser of the Ferris A.
M. A. Club and Banquet toast master.
Mr. Jack Griffin, Marketing Research Director from
Gerbers, presenting the National Constitution to member-
ship Vice President, James Reeds.
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Donald Watt, Albert Warver, Jerry Donnenwerth, David
Sipmous, Jerome Stofanik, Thomas Stob. THIRD ROW,
Left to Right: James Brummel, Ralph Toering, Daniel Doyle,
Jock Schaefer, Gordon Walter, John Waalkes.
Graphic Arts Club
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Donald H. ShreveeFuculty
Advisor, Richard Locke-President, Edward J. Sandusky-
Vice President, Kenneth Steenhagen-Treasurer, David G.
Tanour. SECOND ROW: James Baggerly, Harold Macomb-
I hope there is enough to go around.
er, Kenneth Kregel, Dave D'Alcorn, John Gaertner, Harold
Erickson, Paul Grinzel, Jim Patterson. BACK ROW: James
Beach, Robert L. 805, Richard Harris, Lowell Buitendorp,
Everett Kuizema, Leo Doyle, Leon Rupright.
The Graphic Arts Club is composed exclusively of
printing students from Ferris Institute. The purpose
of the club is to promote a technical interest in the
The club also sponsors social activities which included
participation in intremurats, the sponsoring ot a
homecoming queen, and an annual picnic for the
alumni of the club. The club .holds regular meetings
every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
The Ferris Institute chapter of Refrigeration Service
Engineers Society is now in its third year as a campus
organzation, the local chapter having been formed
February 20, 1957. The outstanding accomplishment
achieved in the year 1958 was the formal presenta-
tion of the charter which gave them the distinction of
being .the first student chapter in the International
Society of Refrigeration Service Engineers. This char-
ter was presented by Mr. Milton C. Larson, Regional
Director of the International Society.
The object of the organization is to further the educa-
tion of its members in the operation, installation,
maintenance, application, and servicing of all types
of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
The Association has made many excursions to various
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industries include
ing The Acme Refrigeration Company, in Jackson,
Michigan; The Norge Company, of Muskegon, Michi-
gan; and the Bastion-Blessing Company, at Grand
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: William Kiergaerd-President,
Melvin Lockwood-Vice President, William W. Anderson- BACK ROW: Gary Carver, Jim Wright, Bruce L. McNalIy,
Advisor, LeRoy Shoemaker-Secretary, Allen Baird-Treasi Bill Brouwer, Loren Smith, Aldon D. Balcam.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Dr. Norris W. DunhcmeAd-
visor, Charles R. SmitheVice President, Leo Buechee-
President, Amy Moore--Secretary-Treasurer, Ross Alexan-
2nd ROW: Sherry Dingmon, Dean C. Doering, David Si!-
Three new initiates
Richard Hogg, Kenneth Allard, Charles Wood, Clark An.
BACK ROW: James Hinlze, Gordon Kieft, Paul Benson,
John W. Scofield, Jr., Ronald Mahoney, Bernard Bournay,
David R. Camburn.
The Beta Mu Chapter of the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical
Honor Society was installed at Ferris Institute on
VMay 19, 1955. From its conception, the Beta Mu
LiChapter has endeavored to promote scholarship
ewithin the pharmacy division by presenting awards
.1 each spring to the outstanding sophomores and by
' sponsoring various educational programs throughout
1 Membership in Rho Chi is by invitation, and is limited
to those persons in the top 200A: of the senior class
i with a grade average of at least 3.00. Members are
' initiated in the spring and fall of each year and the
outstanding sophomore awards consist of Taber's Cy-
clopedic Medical Dictionaries.
Officers for this year have been:
Leo Bueche President
Charles Smith Vice President
Amy Lou Moore Secretary-Treasurer
Ross Alexander Historian
Dr. Norris Dunhum FGCUHY Adviser
Founded in the Fall of 1957, Sigma Pi witnessed a
significant growth of membership during 1958-59.
This was due, in part, to the extension of member-
ship to sophomores and freshmen in accordance with
Delta Sigma Pi requirements.
To be considered for Sigma Pi, a Professional Com-
merce and Business Administration Fraternity, an in-
dividual must be a male student enrolled in a four-
year Commerce degree program. Maintenance of
a 8- average is mandatory while on the Ferris cam-
pus and a student shall have completed at least one
term at Ferris.
A maior accomplishment during the year was the
petitioning for membership in Delta Sigma Pi, Na-
tional Professional Commerce and Business Adminis-
tration Fraternity. In accordance with regulations of
Delta Sigma Pi, a six-month waiting period is re-
quired and was completed by Sigma Pi in early
1959. When Ferris becomes accredited by the
North Central Association, Sigma Pi will then be
eligible to become a chartered chapter of Delta
In the annual directory of "Who's Who Among Stu-
dents in American Universities and Colleges", the
following members were recognized:
Dale Allison, John Doneth, Kenneth Elenbaas, Nor-
man Fitzpatrick, Beniamin Griswold, Oliver Krueger,
Donald Kuenzel, Roy Nelson, Donald Rossetter,
Thomas Scholler, and Norman Larson.
FRONT ROW Left to Right: James Wynoma, James Wright,
Oliver Krueger, Orville Somers, Donald Moffitt. SECOND
ROW, Left to Right: Gordon Brazos, Glenn Haglund, Ben-
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Looking over Delta Sigma Pi's book.
Richard Harger, Richard McClockey, Gary Gerunull. THIRD
ROW, Left to Right: Jack Doneth, Ralph Williams, Norman
Larsen, Ralph Toering, Willard Davis.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Joseph G. Krafchak-Treasur-
er, Gerald Wykamp-Vice President, Ruth Peters-Secre-
tary, leonarcl L. Burgess-President, Robert L. Hitch-
2nd ROW: Blair Lyman, Thomas Fox, Joyce Dovidge,
Charter Banquet of S. N. E. A.
Kenneth DeHurt, Donald B. Myers, Donald Moffitt, Clor-
ence Straus, BACK ROW: Jerald Richards, Darrell Wilson,
Richard Hayes, Norman D. Sharp, Thomas E. Hanson, Carl
R. Endres, Richard McCloskey, Robert Young, Marvin Cru-
This was the second year on campus for the Victor
F. Spathelf Chapter of the Student National Educa-
tion Association, a small but active group of future
teachers under the sponsorship of Dr. Robert L.
By meeting with teachers in the field and viewing
several films depicting the responsibilites of edu-
cators, this professional organization experienced
a rewarding year of learning tirst-hand what is ex-
pected of the beginning teacher. Since the organi-
zation is a part of the National Education Associa-
tion and the Michigan Education Association, it par-
ticifJated in state and regional conferences.
As Ferris grows and a greater number of students
enroll in teacher education, SNEA will also expand
to include all who are interested in supplementing
their education by membership in this professional
organization. Both, areas of teacher education of-
fered at Ferris, Science and Commerce, are repre-
sented in SNEA.
The officers are:
President ...................................... Leonard L. Burgess
Vice President . .................... Gerard Wykamp
Secretary .................................................. Ruth Peters
Treasurer .......................................... Joseph Krafchak
Program ............ Norman Sharp and Donald Myers
"Secretaries Organize" read the headlines in Jan-
uary, 1955 as the secretarial students of the Com-
merce Division joined together to promote interest
in their profession under the name of Savoir-Faire.
In May, 1958, the name was changed to Today's
Upon returning to school last fall, the members
worked diligently on a float and entered it in the
Homecoming parade. At Christmas a demonstra-
tion was given by Martz and Shapley on the art of
gift wrapping. Later in in the year, two second
year Cosmetology students gave an interesting de-
monstration on the proper use of make-up, hair care,
and manicuring. Again this year, the girls enioyed
hearing a talk by a representative of Kelly Girl's
Service from Grand Rapids on office procedures.
Many other interesting programs were presented
throughout the year on different phases of business
including a field trip to the Gerber Company in Free
month. The NOMA Spelling Contest was sponsored
by the club in January. In May, at the annual
banquet held in the Student Center, awards were
presented to students for outstanding achievements
in the secretarial department.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Judith Richards-Secretary,
Sharon Miller-President, Louella Swett-Vice President,
Diana Garst. SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Miss Tasche,
Renee DeChene, Sandra Lewis,
Today's Secretary C Iub
First Annual Awards Banquet held by Today's Secretaries
Sharon Henderson, Carol Styer, Miss Fellows. THIRD
ROW, Left to Right: Susan Felmer, Barbara Bert, Sharon
Wolfe, Thelma Packard, Rose Ann Heiss, Donna Arnold.
Head table at our annual banquet.
Getting to know the boys who fight for fhe honor and glory of F. l.
: FRONT ROW, Left 10 Right: Jerry Katchman-Vice PreSi- R. R. Bradley, Jr., Don Werbelow, Bolcoln MacKenzie.
i dent, Robert C. Redman-President, Bruce Jones-Secretary, BACK ROW: Henry Newman, Hal Stulberg, Harry Blaer-
Maynard Thompson-Treasurer. 2nd ROW: Donald B. wiekel, Del Allen, Earl Willoughby, Ron Marsfeiner.
Myers, Ronald Mahoney, Larry Daniels.
The Ferris Varsity Club was established in order to
provide a more effective organization with the in-
terests of the letter winners as well as the college
in mind. ' L
Acting as a focal point for the social activities of
Bulldog athletes, the Varsity Club actively promotes
functions at which campus athletes can become bet-
ter acquainted with each other. The club also per-
forms various services at campus activities, both ath-
letic and academic.
The functions of the club itself provide interesting
activities for its members. These include the spring
picnic and banquet plus occasional outings for the
Those fortunate enough to win a varsity letter can
gain a life-time pass to all Ferris sports events by
ioining the Varsity Club.
This year for the first time all Varsity Club members
of the past will unite for a softball game and picnic
with present members. It is hoped that this will
turn into an annual affair by which athletes can
maintain contact with their teammates and get to-
gether for reminiscense of the old times when they
battled on Top Taggert Field.
Our advisor, Sam Ketchmun.
Our intramural basketball team.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Henry Waronoff, Monte Cohon
-Treasurer, Hal Stulberg-ePresident, Maurice Rosen-
Vice President, Sam Davis. SECOND ROW: Barry Suerd-
loft, Lionel Tucker, Michael Goodman, Ron Kane, Mark
Shaffer, Jerry Kotchman.
Pennies for the cuties
THIRD ROW: Lawrence Shulun, Henry Newman, Howard
Dubin, Charles Davidson, Lyle Dennis Hockman, David
Oishansky, Dennis Oshinsky. BACK ROW: Norman Levine,
Les Sigale, Herry Freedman, Marvin Daitch, Gerald
Krause, Melvyn Rapoport.
The B'nai Israel Club is in its third year of activities
on campus. It was founded by fourteen Jewish stu-
dents in the fall of 1957. Since that date the Jewish
population on campus has tripled, likewise have the
activities of the organization.
The Jewish students at Ferris Institute participate
actvely in athletics, social functions, and religious
services of their faith. Highlighting their activities
were the Ugliest Man On Campus Contest, 0 rolier
skatng party, and a banquet of the end of the year.
The purpose of the club has been to create a feeling
of brotherhood among Jewish students on the Ferris
Institute campus. Business meetings were held to dis-
cuss organizational participation to attain this goal.
Every Frday night throughout the school year, reli-
gious services are held. For the past two years serv-
ices have been conducted by Mr. Maurice Rosen,
pharmacy student from Chicago.
The officers heading this years activities are:
Mr. and Mrs. Royal Klein Advisor
Maurice Rosen President
Harold Stulberg Vice President
Monte Cohn Treasurer
Joanne Fink Secretary
The Methodist Church is represented nationally on
state college and university campuses through its
ministry to students known as the Wesley Foundation.
Ferris Institute now has a vital unit of Wesley Founda-
tion on its own sparkling new campus.
Each Eunday evening at 5:00 p.m., between fifty and
sixty young people gather at the new "Wesley
House" located at 268 South Warren Avenue, which
is the Wesley Foundation Student Center on the
campus. This house is the result of the giving of
Michigan Methodists in their efforts to establish a
"student center" on each of our state colleges and
Wesley foundation seeks to minister to the needs of
Ferris students spiritually, intellectually, and socially.
The programs and activities are, therefore, geared to
provide a full and balanced approach to all these
Reverend Robert E. Willoughby of First Methodist
Church is the Minister-Director of Wesley Founda-
tion. Mr. George Berry is Assistant Director. Both
Mrs. Willoughby and Mrs. Berry provide additional
Left to Right: Director, Rev. Willoughby Treasurer, Bertha Excamilla;
Secretary, Ma rtha Bu rker;
Officers of the group were:
President John Horst
Vice President Robert Hall
Secretary Martha Barker
Treasurer Bertha Escamilla
Vice President, Robert Hall; President, John Horst; and
Ass't Director, George Berry
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Sarah Morrison, Gordon
BrOZGSeTreasurer, Joy C. Pollatz--Vice President, Rev. F.
W. WieseePastoral Advisor, James S. HenslerePresident,
Gary A. Chambers-Corresponding Secretory, Nancy
Our home, St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Joint meeting with other Gamma Delta's
Wilianen. SECOND ROW: Carol Reichio, Marlene Wilke,
Karen Boggs, Iris Wegmeyo, Gary Bugh, Nancy Neitzke,
Jim Holmes. BACK ROW: Miss EbeI-Faculty Advisor,
David Ahrendt, Hayes M. Crew, Wayne J. Zielke, Dale
Buttermore, Robert Melde Vicar.
Gamma Delta is the religious organization of college
students of the Synodical Conference icomposed of
the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin
Synod, the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church, and
the Norwegian Synod. But it is not limited to students
of these churches alone. Any and all students are
welcome to attend.
The founders of Gamma Delta, sensing the intellect-
ual and spiritual problems confronting students in
American college and university life, realized that
there was a need for a collegiate organizaton, in-
ternational in scope, through which we might attack
our common problems. But while ct nationally inte-
grated program has many advantages, there is
much variation among the campus uses as to size,
numbers of prospective members, administrative en-
couragement or opposition, physical facilities, and
the vague property of religoius consciousness.
In order to meet this situation, each chapter is al-
lowed a great deal of flexibility in its administration
of the Gamma Delta program, and there is a wide
variation from chapter to chapter in the extent of
training and indoctrination that new initiates are
given. Nevertheless, a universal need exists for mak-
ing membership in this religious fraternity. It is to-
ward this goal that the Beta Phi Chapter has set its
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Founded in 1877 at Cambridge University, England;
the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship is now active in
twenty-one different countries. I. V. C. F. is an in-
terdenominational organization designed to supple-
ment the student's campus religious life through
prayer and Bible study. The Fellowship's first branch
in America was established at Harvard University in
1947. From there it spread rapidly throughout the
United States and Canada to bring the total number
of chapters to nearly 600.
At its Tuesday night meetings, I. V. C. F. presented
special speakers, Bible studies led by the members
themselves, and group discussions to answer the
questions regarding the problems of a student's
spiritual udiustment at college. Believing that there
is a definite need for Christian fellowship and fun,
the Ferris chapter of I. V. C. F. planned one of its
meetings each month as a social period.
The officers for the year were:
Howard Graubner ........................................ President Socializing in Chris'ian life
John Zwerring ...................................... Vice President
Barbara Fortune .......................................... Secretary
Sandra Hoyt ................................................ Treasurer
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Clark A. Andreson-Advisor, Judith Mae Peterson, Beverly Kallstrom, Grace Asplund,
Dean L. Loomis-Treasurer, Gale Oamka-Secretary, Carolyn Denslow, Laurie Markey. BACK ROW: Jerry
Gordon Kallstrom-ePresident, Howard Graubner-Vice Byard, Wayne Wyma, John Zweering, Keith Baker, Or-
President. SECOND ROW: Nancy Burton, Barbara Fortune, ville H. Somers.
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Coolidge-Secretary, Father Quaderer-Chaplain, Ronald
Mahoney-President, Robert Bucholtz-Treasurer. SECOND
ROW, Left to Right: Donna Black, Rosemary Matus, Sharon
Amlott, Jo Anne Vairo, Gerry Lindeman, Patti Peco, Sally
Bresnahan, Ruth Ann Brubaker, Mary Willis, Shirley Ferris,
Newman Club officers were:
Ron Mahoney ................................................ President
Ann Peabody ........................................ Vice President
Robert Bucholtz ............................................ Treasurer
Sandra Coolidge .......................................... Secretary
Father E. L. Quaderer ................................. Chaplain
Mr. Milton Kelly Faculty Advisor
Mr. Steve Bordano ............................ Faculty Advisor
Mr. Walter Alley ................................ Faculty Advisor
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Mary Anne Bramer, Geraldine Pfeiffer, Janice Kozminski,
FOURTH ROW, Left to Right: James Cherry, Dave Gross,
James Mangutz, Mareanne Stzempek, Dolores Zielinski,
"Religious, intellectual, and social" is the phrase
used to describe the 1958-59 activities of the Ferris
Institute Newman Club. The Newman Club had five
regular meetings during each term of the academic
year. The fall-term meetings featured guest speak-
ers; winter term meetings consisted of a five-film
series on marriage; and spring term featured a com-
bination of films and guest speakers. In addition to
its meetings, the Newman Club sponsored dances,
three Communion Breakfasts throughout the year, a
toboggan party, and a combined "Splash Party" with
Central Michigan College's Newman Club. The
Newman Club also had its own intramural basket-
Mary's Parish to provide campus mass each Sunday
morning for Catholic students.
The Newman Club cooperates with St.
A major feature of the year was the ground break-
ing ceremony for St. Paul's Chapel and Catholic
Student Center. Construction was begun in the fall
on the $150,000 building which will be located east
of the Campus Heights development. The building
is expected to be completed for the opening of full
Marion Stroh, Adele Rydeski, Bernadine Owsinak,
lawrence Kirby, Veronica Pudelko, Dyann Harbaugh.
Diane Jacobs, Gloria Balwinski, Vena Towle, Frank Kocis,
Connie Karpenski, Patricia Horan, Ruth Ann Andres. FIFTH
ROW, Left to Right: Max Mize, Nino Cicchini, Casey Kron-
nlr, Robert Hortenga, Connie Andres, Terry Ahern, Norman
Snyder, James Doll, Norman Danaher, Steve Burke. SIXTH
ROW, Left to Right: Robert Schumann, John Udell, Robert
Cichouski, Richard Gruber, Leo Bueche, Gerald Kelly,
Stephen Haarman. SEVENTH ROW, Left to Righ': Daniel
Uts, Raymond Grzegorczyk, Fredrick Williams, Peter Cor.
dis, Robert Safreed, Edward Sandusky, Ronald Marsteiner,
Bishop Babcock turns first shovel in ground breaking cere mony for new Cathlic Center.
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Alfred Rigsbee-Assistant Ad-
visor, John C. Miller-Vice President, Lorretta J. Walis-
Treasurer, David Beid-Secretary, Robert Shell-Presidem,
Rev. Harry W. Wright-Campus Minister. 2nd ROW:
Joyce Shafer, Janet Cohoon, Eanus K. Bovics, Joyce Du-
vidge, Pat Hoyt, Ron Hindbaugh.
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pus Christian Fellowship
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3rd ROW: Dan Sinclair, Mary Jo Dunn, Nina Seiter, Chuck
Richter, R. Hanchett, Steve Mitchell. BACK ROW: Charlie
No", Kenneth Larsen, Raymond. Sluyter, Lowell Briten-
dorp, Jim Wright, H. Lewis Huston, Robert Scott.
United Christian Campus Fellowship holds its
regular weekly meetings on Sunday evenings at the
United Church from five to seven. These weekly
meetings consist of a light supper followed by
worship and recreational activities.
Constituting each weekly meeting is an educa-
tional program. Guest speakers have included
ministers, Ferris Institute professors, students from
other colleges, and' prominent men from Big Rapids
and throughout the State.
Each year the U.C.C.F. takes an active part in
the Michigan Student Christian Convocation as we"
as other State organizations. Throughout this col-
lege year the group activities have consisted of
caroling, candy sale around Valentines Day, and
Winter and Spring retreats.
This year's officers are: President, Robert Shell;
Vice President, John Miller; Secretary, David Reid;
Treasurer, Loretta Wales; Faculty Advisor, Alfred
Rigsby; and Pastorial Advisor, Rev. Harry Wright.
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FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Lyle Hochman, Loretta Whales,
Richard Brown-Vice President, Richard Rome-Secretary
Treasurer, Edward Towland-President, Maurine Fisher, Judy
Carpenter, Robert Bennett.
The Ferris Playhouse, under the direction of Dr.
Lyle V. Mayer, began the fall term of the 1958-59
year with the smash hit "Teahouse of the August
Moon" presented in the Dome Room of the Student
Center. With the addition of the Dome Room a
unique type of arena staging was adapted for the
use by the Ferris Plyhouse. The essential features
of this type of staging are that the acting arena is
in the center, with the audience sitting on all four
sides of the stage.
The Ferris Playhouse feels that the intimacy of the
arena permits the audience to enjoy plays of such
subtley that they could not be projected in a regular
The Playhouse also feels that arena type productions
makes a greater impact on the audience which adds
to the play. These are some of the reasons why
the Ferris Playhouse has adopted the arena type
Throughout the entire year the Playhouse presented
numerous one act plays. In the spring quarter, Play-
house efforts were directed toward Ben Johnson's
The officers were:
Edward Toland President
Richard Brown Vice President
Richard Rome Treasurer
Dr. Lyle V. Mayer Advisor
SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Gordon Whitney, Richard
Klarchek, Robert Young, Robert Franz, Richard Hanssen,
Paul Williams, Jerry Freedman, Leonard Mitchell.
All College Student
Fight Director, Sandra Coolidge-
of the Senate,
Michael Delehanty-T. 1.
Executive Secretary, John Bos-Speaker
Kenneth Gogard-Vice President, Thomas P.
President, Jack Doneth-Treasurer.
Thomas Scholler presents Mr. Doneth with a check for the United Fund.
Ken Dernbach-Student Center President, Robert Paterson-
N. S. A. Coordinator, STANDING: David Knudson-Public
Relations Chairman, Jeannine Munn-Panhellenic Liaison,
Thomas Hanson-I. F. C. Liaison.
The Kingston Trio
Does a student ever feel that he is on an island?
Does he feel that this island is between two vast
oceans and should he venture off his island he will
be engulfed by the swirling waters that beat upon its
shores? Does he feel that his island position is a
difficult one to hold and that the densities and
enigmas of the two oceans create problems insoluble
for the islander? Yes, the student has these feelings
often if he is active in student government.
Student government is the co-curricular island be-
tween the curricular affairs of the classroom and the
extra-curricular activities of social life. In assuming
this position the student government certainly does
not claim the maior .role in the area of curriculum
nor is it the maior social-tunction sponsoring organi-
zation on campus. The role it does play however, is
a vastly important one directly in the center of these
The first realization of this position came last year
when the good ship Student Council set off in its his-
toric voyage. As mentioned in last year's volume
of this publication, it was a social function year of
the Student Council. This year has seen a clearer
definition of position by student leaders in the form
and structure of the All-College Student Government.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Kenneth Dernbach-President,
A. C. S. G. grew out of the dreams, ideas, and plans
of many people from many sources. Transition is
never easy but the officers and members took stock
of the task, rolled up their sleeves, and set to work
with a gusto. When the dust clears, S. C. S. G. of
1958-59 will have accomplished much.
Student government will be a three branch organi-
zation: executive, legislative, and iudicial, a concept
so new it is so vital in cementing relations with the
administration that students now have much more
weight in the affairs of the college that are so much
their responsibility. The Senate, made up of repre-
sentatives of housing units and maior organizations,
gives more students a voice in their government than
ever before. The Student Traffic Appeals Court is
established to hear the appeals of the cases of those
students ticketed for the campus vehicle violations.
Student Center Board
Linda Bliss-Secretary, Hugh Short, Tad Pendleton, Missing
from picture, lynn Jissette
FRONT ROW: Left to Right: Steve Duncan, Gerald Mat-
son, Ken Jones, Rockne Spencer. SECOND ROW: Donald
Heilig, Cristal Hummel, Florence Raub, Joan Sepic, Bar.
bara Harris. THIRD ROW: Karl Gaertner, Rocky Gravina,
Dennis NystromLThomas Lindley, Maryal Wendrow, Ron-
ald Hanna, Diane Erickson. FOURTH ROW: W. A. Bruce,
Charles Non, Thomas Greer, Jerry Katchman.
Tom Scholler accepts the new emblem of the A. C. S. G.
from the designer, Robert Kissane.
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George Meeter, Robert Owens, James Patterson, Thomas
Cook. FIFTH ROW: James Jackson, Don Werbelow,
Bruce Van Derveer, S. John Byington, Orville Tien, Jim
Close, Jim Wynsma. SlXTH ROW: Richard Akey, Jame:
Slater, Bill Lewis, Karen Matzer, John 805.
Most organizations work their way to a place of re-
sponsibility after several college generations of lead-
ership and service to a campus, but not so with the
Student Senate. Its task was to take a plan set down a
on paper and make from it a strong student govern- 5w
ment capable of assuming this responsibility. With 7 a a i ,t g
few traditions of the past to rely on, it has been a .- u
year of new committees, new plans, and new ideas.
Senate members developed an everyday appearance
of efficiency as their routine brought them in contact . ; i .E
with the public and human relations, campus action, I ' ' i; i
and the fields of culture and education. The purpose E
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noting student activities, and seeking practical solu-
tions to college problems.
Delegates ably represented the A" College Student Student leaders and faculty members dine together at leadership Banquet.
Government at numerous conventions and seminars .
throughout the state and country, particularly Sena- ' g . -
tor S. John Byington, former student body president
who is now Chairman of the Michigan Region of the I
National Student Association and Chairman of the
National Executive Committee.
As they worked to make the student body more
aware of its purpose and activities, the Senators were
rewarded by the knowledge that they performed a
service to their constituents and improved life in the
The Senate has proven itself invaluable, but every-
one feels that better things are yet to come.
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Ferris Marching and Concert Band
The Concert Band presented three maior concerts
during the year and performed for several other
college functions. The Winter Concert featured
Byron Autrey, co met virtuoso as guest soloist. This
was the first time in recent years that a nationally
noted soloist had appeared with the band. The
Concert opened the first annual Festival of Arts at
The Bulldog Marching Band, under the direction of
Mr. Dacho Dachoff, conductor of bonds, and direc-
tor of music, had one of its busiest seasons in the
history of the college. The Band presented six
outstanding musical half-time shows during the
home football games and became known as the
Bulldog Marching Band. For the second year, Wil-
liam Kurtz performed as drum major.
CONCERT BAND PERSONNEL
PICCOLO; Louise Wright. FLUTE; Louise Wright, Marlene
Wilke, Beverly Clarke. OBOE; Carolyn Ruesink, Daryll
Borst. BASSOON; Sharon Overstreet. B-FLAT CLARINET;
Lowell Buitendrop, Lanny Staton, Ralph Walsh, Phillip
Taschetta, Jackson Mair, Jon Pless, Jeanette Kangas, Nor-
man Levine, Patricia Kohl. BASS CLARINET; Mary Tuckey,
Wendell Anderson. E-FLAT SAXOPHONE; Robert Meyers,
Larry Gardner, Charles Wittenberg, Gerlad Hoekwater.
TENOR SAXOPHONE; Gretchen Rummler, Keith Baker. E-
FLAT BARITONE SAXOPHONE; John Fuhrman. FRENCH
HORN; Albert Crittenden, Nola Marsh, Jo Ann Vairo,
Peter Newell. CORNET; Elden Stielstra, David Fisher, Ron-
ald Kettring, Dole Phenicie, Judy Schott, Tom Kamppinen.
TRUMPET; Stephen Henrikson, Frank Perry, Lorry Jensen,
David Reid, Jim Woern. TROMBONE; James Zettergren,
Kenneth Larson, Gordon Keck, Robert Schumann, Dorise
Roe, Iris Wegmeyer. EUPHONIUM; Robert Erikson, Joyce
Davidge, James Sluybaugh, Roy Holmquist. TUBA; Edward
Rinn, David Hoedeman, Ronald Hindbaugh, Bill 'VerMeu-
Ien, Frances Grieve. PERCUSSION; Robert Shell, Alan
Meyer, Beryl Wilber, Robert Schalow, Marshall Edwards.
TYMPANI; Robert Scott. LIBRARIANS; Joyce Davidge, Nola
Marsh. BAND ASSISTANTS; Robert Shell, Beryl Wilber.
BulIdog Marching Band at Briggs Stadium in Detroit,
featured in half time show in celebration of Ferris Insti-
tute's 75th Anniversary.
In retrospect, the outstanding achievement of the
Bulldog Marching Band was its appearance at
Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan before a capa-
city crowd of over 56,000 spectators. Featured in
the half-time show in celebration of Ferris Insti-
tute's 75th Anniversary, the show was telecast and
broadcast over television and radio in Michigan and
The Symphonic Brass Ensemble - Dacho Duchoff, Con-
Appeared at the Festival of Arts Banquet and the Spring
Assembly Pop Concert.
Band Council and Officers
STANDING, Left to Right: Joyce Davidge, Secretary-
Treasurer; Ro'bert Myer, Freshman Representative; Robert
Shell, President; SITTING, Left to Right: Robert Scott, Vice
President; and David Fisher, Sophomore Representative.
32 other states. Climaxing the spectacle, six high
school bands joined the Bulldog Marching Band to
premiere the new Ferris Fight Song, FIGHTING
BULLDOGS, by Graham T. Overgord, dedicated to
the Ferris Institute Band and its conductor, Mr.
Dacho Dachoff. Mr. Duchoff was the guest con?
ductor for the half-time show and the band received
a thunderous ovation for its performance.
The Woodwind Ensemble
Left to Right: Lowell Buitendorp, Lanny Staten, Louise
Wright, Marlene Wilke, Nola Marsh, Sharon Overstreet,
Daryll Borst, and Carolyn Ruesink.
Mens and Womens Glee Clubs and Mixed Chorus
Musician of the year for 1958 was awarded to Our-
rel Gesche, senior Commerce student from Reed
City. It is the highest recognition that members of
the band can bestow upon a fellow member whose
leadership, character, and service to the bands was
above and far beyond musicianship. This was the
second year of the award with the first award in
1957. This award went to Roland Ream, senior
Commerce student from Big Rapids.
The Men's Glee Club enjoyed an exciting and successful year performing publicly at
the Christmas Concert, Winter Concert, and Spring Assembly and Popular Concert.
They also presented several programs at banquets and other college and civic functions.
Organized last fall for the first time, the Womens' Glee Club was featured at the
Christmas Concert and the Spring Assembly and Popular Concert. It is under the di-
rection of Mr. Richard H. Lockwood.
The Crimson and Gold Chorus had one of its most
successful years. Under the direction of Mr. Richard
H. Lockwood, the chorus was featured at the
Thanksgiving Assembly, Annual Christmas Concert,
Spring Concert, Baccalaureate, and climaxed- its
activities with a two-day singing tour of East, Cen-
For the first time the chorus was featured in the one
act American Folk Opera, Down in the Valley by
Kurt Weill. Student soloists joined with the chorus
in memorable performances as a part of the Festival
Ladies Ensemble from Chorus
Standing, Left to Right: Carol Bennett, Sheila Blaugh,
Sharon Wolfe, Sandra Horsley, Verlene Denton, Carol
The Ferriscope Staff
On a warm spring night at the Publication's Ban-
quet, Editor Charles Antor and Assistant Editor Ro-
bert Sawyer were announced. Immediately they
began to overflow with ideas which were scribbled
down and filed for the coming year. As always, the
preceding summer was the time for thinking up and
discarding themes and ideas, and that was when our
Editor began his work. Finally in the fall, a layout
book tucked under his arm, he took over the big
desk in the new office in the Student Center Build-
Work, work, work! The staff industriously started off
the year selling books in the registration line. As
weary fellow-classmates approached the exit, they
were stopped with the question, "Say, have you
bought a Ferriscope?" Copy writers pounded the
typewriters and racked their brains for the right word
to finish their assignment while others plunged knee-
deep in aiphabetizing and filing photos and check-
After much work had been done by the editor and
his staff-heads, the dummy book and major details
were completed. For the first time, a metallic inlay
on the cover and a two-color process on the inside
pages were used along with an increase of twenty-
four pages to improve the book further.
On April 15, the earthquake arrived, and Ferriscop-
ites dashed out to avoid the mad rush made by the
Editor for the printers', completed Ferriscope lay-
outs in hand.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Joan DeJaye, Becky Beaudry.
Kathleen Nelson, Renee Moulthrop.
SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Barry Tower, Robert Eding-
ton, David Koontz. THIRD ROW, Left to Right: Charles
Antor-Editor, Diane Erickson, Robert Sawyer-Assistant Edi.
After that, rumons kept popping up that there might
actually be a Ferriscope in '59 after all. Attempts
to clarify the situation officially received growls and
snarls from an uncertain figure lodged next to the
telephone awaiting the final word. In June it came.
The staff breathed a sigh of relief and felt the warm
satisfaction of a iob completed.
Deadlines, seemingly impossible because of unlocat-
able pictures or unwritten copy, had been met . . .
the goals that had seemed so distant had become a
reality . . . only the distribution remained. This is
the yearbook story, and at its final outcome, a truly
improved Ferriscope has been produced.
On a warm spring night the new editor-in-chief, Wil-
liam Golden and associate editor, Blair Lyman, were
announced. Immediately they began to overflow
with ideas which they scribbled down and filed for
the coming year. Before anyone realized, Septem-
ber was here again. The Torch office came to life.
Doors w'ere'opened, cobwebs dusted away and the
office cleaned. Work! Work! Work!
The Torch serves two very valuable functions on
campus. First of all, and probably most important,
it transmits news-club activities, intramural and varsity
sports, social events, cultural functions, students opin-
ions, the latest administrative mandetes, Greek gos-
sip, and of course Gabby. With all these features
it is probably unnecessary to say that one of the
highlights of every Friday is the distribution of the
Torch to all parts of the Campus.
There is, however, another very important and some-
what related function which the Torch serves. It's
offices in the Student Center have become a sort of
"window to the world." What better place on
campus is there to exchange the latest "unprintable"
gossip? Can you think of a better place to find out
the identity of the Homecoming Queen before she is
crowned? Is not the Torch office the best vantage
point from which to observe the efficiency of the All
College Student Government, and its officers? Yes, if
its information you want, check with the Torch.
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Carolyn Denslow, Blair Ly-
man-Assistant Editor, William Golden-Editor, Mary Jo
Dunn. SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Kevin Constantine,
Jerome Stofanik, Michael Carry
Tuesday night sweat session.
Eranus Davies, Charles Harrison, Charles Olson. THIRD
ROW, Left to Right: Harold Knox-Advisor, Patrick Mason,
Donald Federspiel, Donald Heilig, Daniel Pyle, Robert
Sawyer, Jess Maxwell.
East, Alumni, and West Buildings
The seniors witnessed the last events of Ferris's ac-
tivities and waited to begin a new episode in liv-
ing. Their college life had been rich and full, so in
retrospect, it was not surprising to find that it had
sped by so quickly. lrrevocably passed the last
formal, the final Homecoming, and the end of
exams .... and the ultimate goal - graduation; ex-
huberution counterbalanced with sadness, independ-
ence tempered by anxiety, certainty offset by doubt-
fuiness e with these mixed emotions, the seniors
received their diplomas, the symbol of a college edu-
cation. They were now ready to go out into the
world and so close another chapter of their lives
which will live on through friendships, loyalties, and
knowledge and experienced gained in these for-
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Benjamin R. Griswold Kyren A- Gunn Richard W. Haines Doris Y. Halloran
Stanwood, Michigan Muskegon, Michigan Bay City, Michigan Wayland, Michigan
Commerce Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy
Thomas E.7Hanson Arthur C. Harrison Donald E. Heilig Gerald Hendrickson
Traverse City, Michigan Sebewaing, Michigan Charlevoix, Michigan Trufcnt, Michigan
Commerge Commerce Commerce Commerce
Leo D. Holmes Thomas H. Hopper Bruce D. Honon Donald L. Horton
Eaton Rapids, Michigan Saugatuck, Michigan Pontiac, Michigan Owosso, Michigan
Pharmacy Commerce Pharmacy T 8 I Body Shop
Johanthan E- Horton Darrell Z. Howard Bruce R. Hubal Crystal E. Hummel
Lansing, Michigan Recosto, Michigan Oscoda, Michigan Greenville, Michigan
Pharmacy Commerce Architectural Drafting Commerce
Goldie Hyder Dale Hyder Rosalie Jacobs Daniel L. Johnson
Plainwell, Michigan Plainwell, Michigan Muskegon, Michigan Flint, Michigan
Special Business Skills Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy
Janet J. Johnson Bruce R. Jones Marcia Jones Gordon Kallstrom
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Rovenna, Michigan JGCkSOHI Michigan Escanaba, Michigan
Commerce Commerce Pharmacy Commerce
Stanley R. Kaplan Donald C. Karston Edward Kotf Grace M. Keller
Flint, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Bay City, Michigan Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Pharmacy Commerce Pharmacy Commerce
Robert E. Kinville Robert J. Kissane Gerhard J. Krampg Kenneth Kregel V
Grosse Point, Michigan Saginaw, Michigan Switzerland Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pharmacy Commercial Art Commerce T 8 L Printing
Oliver Krueger Donald D. Kuenzel r Everett Kuizema Kenneth D. Laser
Mackinaw, Michigan Riverside Tr. Park Big Rapids, Michigan Rodney, Michigan
Commerce Commerce T 8: I Printing Commerce
Glenda Lee Nancy L. Lindquisf Loretta L. Lininger Ronald E. Livingston
510nm": Michigan Escondbcl Michigan Springport, Michigan Howell, Michigan
P. O. A. P. O. A. Cosmetology Pharmacy
Lkichard T, Locke Floyd L. Luke - Dorothy M. Lutz Robert B. Lyman
Lansing, Michigan Michigamme, Michigan Alma, Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan
T 8 Printing Commercial Art Commerce Commerce
Ronald P. Mahoney Jeannine V. Mann Bruno F. Manni Robert C. Manutes
Standish, Michigan Howe, Indiana Detroit, Michigan Flint, Michigan
Pharmacv Commerce Pharmacy Pharmacy
Ralph E. McCreight
Rosemary Mofus Martin L- Mauney Howard E. McArthur
Flint, Michigan Charlotte, MiChiQG" Big Rapids, Michigan Midland, Michigan
P. O. A. Commerce Commerce Diesel
Lynn C. Mendenholl Carl R. Miller Sharon Miller James Milligan
5090b, Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan Mason, Michigan Big Rapids, Michigan
Pharmacy Architectural Drafting Commerce T 8 I Radio and T,V.
Amy Lou Moore L 1 Donal-dHB. Myers
ierry Ann Myers Peggy A. Neely
Lansing, Michigan Coloma, Michigan East Jordan, Michigan St. Louis, Michigan
Pharmacy Commerce Mechanical Drafting Commerce
Roy L. Nelson Joyce E. Noble Doris J; NOECker Donald 0. Nordlund
Bay City, Michigan Grundledge, Michigan Durand, Wisconsin
Commerce P. 0. A. Pharmacv
James R. Norkus Jack D. Oliver James J. O'Sullivun Peter James Off
Grand Rapids, Michigan Reading, Michigan Big Rapids, Michigan Flint, Michigan
Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy
Thelma Packard Gary Page William R. Pascoe
Six Lakes, Michigan Walkerville, Michigan Muskegon Hts, Michigan Muskegon, Michigan
Specialized Business Skills Commerce Commerce Commerce
Donald Pochron Larry Poznick LaVon Priebe
lukeVier MiChiQGn Chicago, Illinois Lincoln Park, Michigan Benton Harbor, MlChlan
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Barbara 'A. Ray k
Big Imlay City, Michigan
Howard City, Michigan
Leon B. Rupright
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Robert L. Schuster
Bernard T. Reagan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Skip M. Schwqger
Jerald L. Richards
White Cloud, Michigan
James H. Rhodes
Donald E. R1355
Muiorie A. Schmidt
Boyne City, Michigan
Thomas P. Scholler
Big Rapids, Michigan
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John W. Scofield Jr.
Cresskill, New Jersey
Traverse City, Michigan
Donna Simmons Theodore C. Slaught Wayne Smith Orville H- Somers
Parchment, Michigan Port Huron, Michigan Lansing, Michigan SOUih Lyon, Michigan
Pharmacy Pharmacy Commerce Commerce
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Rockne K. Spencer Kenneth Steenhagen Carole A. Styer
Almont, Michigan Muskegon, Michigan Gaylord, Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan
Commerce T 8! I Printing Pharmacy Commerce
Judy M, Swarvqr Harold T, Taylor Maynard W. Thompson Ralph J- Toering
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Flint, Michigan Ravenna, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan
Commerce Pharmacy Commerce Commerce
Janet M. Todd Liona Tucker Ruth VanHouten POUI F' V9": .
Charlevoix, Michigan Calgary, Canada Ionic: Michigan Bad Axe, Mlchlgan
Pharmacy Pharmacy I Pharmacy
Dean R. Webster
Battle Creek, Michigan
Mary Jane Wicke
Charles L .Woronecki
Grand Rapids, Mich
Robert F. Waldvogel
Big Rapids, Michigan
Gerald A. Weykamp
Grand Rapids, Mich
Eau Claire, Michigan
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Big Rapids, Michigan
David L. Wilder
Charles C. Wood
Big Rapids, Michigan
Evir. Sanit. Assist.
George Robert Yager
Dana J. Whalen
Big Rapids, Mich
Victor A. Willyard
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Gordon E. Walter
William P. White
Grand Rapids, Mich
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Reed City, Michigan
Donald A. Zaudous
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Numerically, the undergraduates are the biggest
Whether this "bigness" takes
on a connotation other than numerical depends on
unit at Ferris Institute.
the extent to which they take advantage of the op-
portunities presented. Engrossed in paper work,
bull sessions, extra curricular activities; theorizing;
memorizing; they look for the day when the long
black robes and the pomp of graduation will be
theirs. They are working for their degrees - they
are studying, learning, progressing.
College is a
It has to this way because . . .
Row One: William Adrian, Terry
Row Two: Thomas Aitken, Roger AI-
Row Three: John Aldrich, Delbert Allen
Row Four: Judith Altenbein, Barbara
Row Five: James Anderson, Wendell
Anderson, William Anderson,
Constance Andres, Charles Antor.
Row Six: Charles Antior, Arthur Ard-
vin, Ronald Ashworth, Glenn Asin
ale, Grace Asplund.
Row Seven: Violet Babe, Thomas Bag-
gerly, Thomas Bait, Getty Baker,
Row Eight: Keith Baker, Aldon Balcam,
Gloria Balwinski, Robert Ban,
Row Nine: Jerome Bartkowiak, David
Batzer, Gerald Butties, Carolyn
Bauer, Donald Bauman.
place of learning
Row One: James Beach, William
Beach, Eugene Beardsley, James
Bebow, Brenda Behom.
Row Two: Richard Beelman, Alice Bel-
lingar, Robert Benham, Carol Ben-
nett, Peggy Bensinger.
Row Three: Patricia Benson, David
Berg, Richard Biard, Sandra Bird-
sall, Frank Blennan.
Row Four: Ty Black, Neil Bloomfield,
Arthur Boell, Kenneth Bogard,
Row Five: John Bowen, James Brad-
ley, Robert Broil, Beverly Bruman,
Row Six: Sally Bresnahan, Robert Brit-
ton, Bruce Broersma, Barry
Brown, William Brown.
Row Seven: Ruth Ann Brubaker James
Brummel, Robert Bucholtz, Ed-
ward Buczkowski, Gary Buigh.
Row Eight: Lowell Buitendrop, Robert
Bultema, Sfeven Burke, Michael
Burns, Nancy Burton.
Row Nine: Dale Buttermore, Richard
Byington, Bradford Bylaskcc, Ger-
old Campbell, Duane Car'son.
Undergrads Full of joys, sorrows,
Row One: Patrick Carmody, Charles
Carpenter, Michael Carry, Gary
Carver, Robert Cassady.
Row Two: Henry Cevallos, William
Chaffin, Brian Chambers, Gary
Chambers, Charles Chapple.
Row Three: Mary Chasfeen, James
Cherry, Gordon Chilcote, David
Chivers, Ferdinand Choss.
Row Four: Nino Cicchini, Robert Ci-
chewicz, Robert Cichowski, Lee
Clapp, Albert Clark.
Row Five: Lois Clark, Robert Clark,
Woody Clark, William Clayborn,
Row Six: William Colgreen, Kenneth
Cook, Lawrence Cook, Thomas
Cook, John Cooper.
Row Seven: Clareen Chorley, Patricia
Corliss, Gerald Cory, Harold Cou-
turier, Ann Covey.
Row Eight: Judith Cox, Robert Cox,
Robert Coxon, William Coxon,
Row Nine: Henry Crooks, Douglas Cry-
sler, Hugh Dalton, Lawrence Dan-
iels, Louis Dansbury.
You can have the! one.
Row One: Joy Davidge, Charles David-
son, Ronald Davis, Samuel Davis,
Row Two: Renee DeChene, Thomas
Deegan, Randy Deeker, Michael
Delehcmty, Lynn Deneen.
Row Three: Harriet Denslow, Michael
DePodestc, D a v i d DeRushio,
James Devine, Carl Dew.
Row Four: Thoma; DeYoung, Ward
DeYoung, Raymond Dinmar, Rob-
ert Dobson, Terry Dolley.
Row Five: Norman Domine, Bud Do-
murath, Patrick Donahue, Roe S.
Dorise, Blaine Douglas.
Row Six: Carolyn Dowd, Rhena Dow-
Row Seven: Martin Doyle, Robert
Row Eight: Charles Duddles, James
Row Nine: Steven Duncan, Mary Jo
One: Joyce Dykman, Cindy Eaton.
Two: Robert Edington, Peter El-
Three: Judith Elenbaas, Kenneth
Four: Thomas Ellis, Eugene Elmer.
Five: Remi Emery, Carolyn Ensign,
Clayton Erickson, Harold Erick-
son, Henry Erickson.
Six: Bertha Escamilla, Thomas
Everhcrd, Harold Faust, Susan
Fellmer, Shirley Ferris.
Seven: David Findlay, Dwight
Finley, Michael Fish, Charles Fore-
man, James Foster.
Eight: Kenneth Fowler, Rew Fron-
cis, Karen Franklin, Joanne Fran-
kowski, Phillip Fredricks.
Nine: Peter Fitzpatrick, William
Frost, Ralph Gadmcr, Karl Gcert-
ner, Ronald Galbreath.
lfs where we study,
The pause that refreshes
mature, and strive,
Row One: Thomas Gallie, Mark Gape,
Lawrence Gardner, James Garri-
son, Robert Gatzke.
Row Two: David Gaylord, Norman
Gehl, Richard Geiger, Kenneth
Geimcm, Thomas Gendzwill.
Row Three: Phillip Gibbon, Leslie Gib-
son, Lynn Gill, John Girvin, Rob-
Row Four: David Glussford, Ralph
Godmar, Michael Goodman, An-
thony Govatos, James Gossen.
Row Five: John Gotberg, Thomas
Goodwin, Kenneth Graham, Ru-
dolph Gruhek, Judith Graves.
Row Six: Henry Greenberg, Edward
Griffith, Alfred Grifka, Robert
Groner, David Gross.
Row Seven: Peter Gryfakist, Raymond
Grzegorczk, Stephen Haarman,
Richard Hagens, Kenneth Haines.
Row Eight: Thomas Halsfed, David
Hanaford, Gary Hanna, Ronald
Hanna, David Honsbarger.
Row Nine: Sally Lue Hansen, Grace
Hanson, Dyann Hurbaugh, Thom-
as Harkema, Charles Harrison.
One: Louis Hart, James Hartman,
Russel Harvey, James Hay, R. D.
Two: David Hazenberg, Robert
Herbsf, Gertrude Hedpst, Louis
Herremans, Robert Hetherington.
Three: Clayton Hexton, Kay Hig-
nite, Robert Hilderbrand, Low-
rence Hiltmun, Ronald Hind-
Four: Donald Hindman, James
Hindman, Lyle Hockman, Norman
Hodgson, Gerald Hoekwater.
Five: Terry Holmes, Jane! Hol-
shuh, Donald Holsinger, Sandra
Horsley, Robert Hortengu.
Six: Roger Horton, Richard Hovey,
Harold Howard, Craig Hewlett,
Seven: Terry Huff, Barrie Hudson,
Douglas Hume, Carlo Hunt, Rob-
Eight: Kay Huston, Edward Hut-
son, Mickey Hutton, Claude lanni,
Nine: David Jackson, James
Jackson, Jane Jacobs, August
Jacobson, Arthur Jansens.
So in our future
we may thrive.
Row One: Alberl Johnson, Andrea
Johnson, Richard Johnsion, James
P. Johnson, John Johnson.
Row Two: Robert Johnson, Thomas
Johnson, Gerald Jones, James
Jones, John Jordan.
Row Three: Carol Koge, Patricio Kahl,
Jeanette Kongus, Connie Karpin-
ski, Gerald Katchman.
Row Four: Robert Kavanaugh. Gordon
Kayne, Barbara Kelley, Wayne
Kent, William Kerr.
Row Five: Reino Ketola, Robert Keyser,
Arvid Kionder, Marilyn Kincaid,
Row Six: Dorothy Kleinschmidt, Dona
Row Seven: David Knudsen, Trudy
Row Eight: David Koontz, Martha Kor-
Row Nine: Frank Koss, Lyle Koss.
In school where various peoples blend
Undergrads In College we look at both sides
A day at the races
Row One: Henry Lovinsky, Jan Koz-
Row Two: Joseph Krafchak, Peter
Row Three: Michael Kramer, Gary
Row Four: Armand Krievins, Allan
Row Five: Donald lewicki, Richard
LaBroff, James Lcing, John Jaii-
ness, Albert Lamb.
Row Six: Thomas Lamoreaux, Gordon
Lane, Thomas Lane, Donald Lang,
Row Seven: Richard Larson, Eugene
Latham, Frank Laurent, Robert
Law, Diane Lawry.
Row Eight: Richard Leavin, Joan Leev-
er, Maynard Leigh, Keith Leon-
ard, George Lesinski.
Row Nine: Norman Levine, WilIiam
Lewis, Constance Lewis, Kenneth
Lewis, James Litchon.
of life--the serious and the funny. Undergrads
Row One: Gerald Lintemufh, John Lip-
ford, Bobbi Lipsner, Donald Lit-
1le, Norman Lockwood.
Row Two: Fred Loefz, Dean Loomis,
Edward Longacre, Donald Lord,
Row Three: Ronald Lovisa, Joan Low-
den, Frank Lukowski, Sylvia A.
Lume, Dorothy Lux.
Row Four: Carolyn MacKay, Malcolm
MacKenzie, Harold Maconber,
James Mackie, Judith Madison.
Row Five: Nels Magnusen, John Muir,
Lawrence Mulek, Frances Malinak,
Row Six: Judith Manceiwicz, Janet
Mongus, James Mongutz, John
Mann, Patricia Manning.
Row Seven: Charles Mansfield, James
Markham, Gary Marklund, Dennis
Marrifiel, Nola Marsh.
Row Eight: Alan Marshall, William
Marshall, Karen Motzer, Thomas
Marten, Lawrence Martin.
Row Nine: Thomas Martin, Thomas
Marzullo, Jess Maxwell, Keith
Maxwell, Bonnie K. May.
Undergrads But on top of all of this, 1
Row One: Sharon McCaslin, Edward
McClure, Gerald McCormick, Wil-
liam McCubbin, Sandra McFar-
Row Two: Willie McGhee, John Mc-
Ginnis, Robert McKennc, Pairicia
McKernan, James McMullen.
Row Three: Dennis Mead, Gordon
Mead, George Meeter, Gary
Melvin, Peter Meybcnk.
Row Four: Donna Michael, Harold Mil-
ler, John Miller, Myron Miller,
Row Five: Arthur Milliman, Ann Mizga,
Robert Mocello, James Monroe,
Row Six: Robert Moore, Deana Moore,
John Moore, Ronald Morrish,
Row Seven: Fredrick Morrison, Carl
Mosher, Renee Moulfhrop, David
Mueller, Richard Mumow
Row Eight: Ronald Murray, Thomas
Murray, Thomas Munon, Duane
Nuffien, Robert Nuvare.
Row Nine: James Neal, Donald Nel-
son, David Nelson, Kathleen Nel-
son, Thomas Nelson.
we re always in need of money. Undergrads
Row One: Gary Neumann, Peggy Ne-
well, Kay Nickerson, Lee Nolan,
Row Two: Charles Non, Clark Nulf,
Carol Anne Olson, Charles Olson,
Row Three: Dennis Oshinsky, Bernard
on, Thomas Overbeck, Sharon
Overstreet, John Overway.
Row Four: Robert Owens, Bernordine
Owsinak, Leon Pangborn, Atha-
nosia Papanicoluou, Jan Pap-
Row Five: Carl Pardon, James Parish,
James A. Patterson, James H. Pat-
terson, David Paul.
Row Six: Jackie Puwsat, Mel Pearl.
Row Seven: Pal Beck, Dennis Pelson.
Row Eight: John Pemberton, Tad Pen-
Row Nine: Gerald Penner, William
Undergrads You can tell a Freshman
Tea for th ree
Row One: Jackie Perry, NeiI Perry.
Row Two: Deany Pfeiffer, Jan Phillips.
Row Three: Wayne Piotr, Charlene
Row Four: Phillip Place, Gene Pratt.
Row Five: lria Jeanne Prentice, James
Preston, Veronica Pudelko,
George Punches, James Punches.
Row Six: John Purzychi, James Putzig,
Peter Quisenberry, Earl Racine,
Row Seven: Donald Raising, Melvyn
Rapaporf, Alice Reed, Shirland
Redfield, Carol Reichle.
Row Eight: David Reid, James Reid,
Theodore Rhoades, Samuel Rib-
lef, Charles Richter.
Row Nine; Allen Riemersma, Kenneth
Risselade, Gary Rizer, Michael
Roach, John Robbins.
way he gawks,
One: Kenneth Robertson, Richard
Roe, Nicholas Rohan, Donald
Rohrmaber, Raymond Roman.
Two: David Ronshuasen, Charles
Rose, Maurice Rosen, Lewis Rud-
dock, Gretchen Rummler.
Three: Raymond Russell Adelle
Rydeski, Harvey Sainsbury, Mich-
ael Salsinger, Gary Sanford.
Four: Lawrence Sutterla, Robert
Sawyer, Lawrence Schaff, Jo h n
SChaefer, Mark Schaffer.
Five: Robert Schallow, Herome
Scherer, Marjorie Schlueter, Ed-
ward Schneiderhan, P h i l I i p
Six: Jerry Scholten, Judith Schon,
Donald Schrieber, Jerry Schular,
Seven: Robert Schumann, Gerald
Schnute, William Scoggin, Rich-
ard Scott, Heanne Scott.
Eight: James Scott, Robert Scott,
Richard Sears, Paul Sedan, Ben-
Nine: Thelma Semmelroth, Donald
Semeym, Walter Senick, Joan $e-
pic, Patricia Sewell.
You can tell a Sophomore
Row One: Dorothy Sharpe, Robert
Shell, William Sheridan, David
Shimnoski, James Shotwell.
Row Two: Louis Shovels, Paul R. Shrou-
ger, Lawrence Shulmun, Kenneth
Simmons, James Slater.
Row Three: Diana Slaughter, Richard
Sloan, Marvin Smith, D e n n i s
Smrcima, Janet Snyder.
Row Four: Ronald Soluk, Kenneth Sob-
le, 5. William Spencer, Robert
Spicer, Bruce Sprague.
Row Five: Terrance Spriggs, Raymond
Sprik, Richard Steeby, Katherine
Stephan, Deana Stephens.
Row Six: Douglas Stephenson, Arvin
Stewart, Sharon Stewart, Wayne
Svewart, Gerald Still.
Row Seven: Bryant Stocks, 1. e R o y
Stone, Norman Sfriber, Marian
Stroh, Neil Stuhr.
Row Eight: William Sturm, Marianne
$trzempek, James Swarvz, Ann
Swears, Barry Swerdloff.
Row Nine: Robert Swier, Kenneih
Swincicki, Robert Switzer, James
Tabor, John Taylor.
by the way he walks,
You can tell a Junior by the way he talks,
Row One: Gerald Taylor, Katherine
Taylor, Marion Taylor, J o h n
Teeter, Donald Tennant.
Row Two: Lynne Terry, James Thom
as, Kenneth Thomas, Marvin
Thompson, Suzanne Thompson.
Row Three: James Thompson, W. L.
Thornbury, Jean Thornton, James
Thurston, Robert Tiedeman.
Row Four: William Tinsley, John Tironi,
Sallie Tisdale, Ralph Tomasekl
Row Five: Douglas Triestrcm, Jo mes
Turnock, Gerald Tyler, John
Udell, Jo Anne Vuiro.
Row Six: Kenneth VandeBunte, James
Row Seven: Katherine VonDeWeighe,
Row Eight: Charles VanHoeve, Richard
Row Nine: Roger Vorney, William
Undergrads But you can tell
All we need is concentration .
Row One: Barbara Vermilya, Michael
Row Two: James Volk, Donna Vrben-
Row Three: Robert Wade, E u g e n e
Row Four: John Wait, William Walk-
Row Five: Ralph Walsh, Janet Walt-
ers, Douglas Ward, Kenneth
Ward, Maurice Word.
Row Six: Gary Warner, Larry Warner,
Wayne Walters, John Watson,
Row Seven: Iris Wegmeyer, Norman
Welch, Kathryn Wellington, Har-
old Wells, Jane Welsby.
Row Eight: Donald Werblow, Joseph
erner, Lawrence Wesi, R o g e r
Wight, Raymond Whaley.
Row Nine: David White, John White,
Robert White, Diane Whiteford,
a Senior nothing. Undergrads
Row One: Audrey Whittall, Margo
Wingerter, Marlene Wilke, Mon-
eta Wilkins, Morval Wilkinson.
Row Two: Mary Willis, Lawton Willis-
ton, Lou Ann Wilson, M i c h a e l
Wilson, Phillip Willson.
Row Three: Earl Willoughby, Kenneth
Wise, Louis Wirgou, Charles Wit-
tenberg, Sharon Wolfe.
Row Four: Lester Wolfe, Robert Wolin-
ske, Sandra Wolfe, Gerai'd Wood-
ring, James Wright.
Row Five: Charles Wylie, Phillip Wyr
song, Kenneth Yamamoto, Law-
rence Yankarskas, Steven Young.
Row Six: Louis M. Zuloga, Andrew
Zamiara, Fred Zander, Karl Zunk,
It's all in the game
0 YEARS -
It seems proper that the class of 1959, the seventy-
fifth to graduate from Ferris Institute, should have
some idea of the events that have occurred in the
past seventy-five years; the milestones along the
path through time that make up the institution's
During the past year we have heard much of the
75th Anniversary. The Diamond Jubilee was cele-
brated by the Institute with many cultural and social
events. The Ferriscope presents a pictorial iourney
from 1884 to 1959. The itinerary leads us through
what has been. We meet the students who molded
our traditions and gave us our heritage. We see
how they lived, how they worked, and how they
M M sx
Those today, who believe that the purpose and
philosophy of American education is "opportunity
for the many rather than the selected few" will gain
inspiration from the Ferris story. Ferris Institute
founded by Woodbridge N. Ferris in 1884 in the
isolated northern Michigan town of Big Rapids was
dedicated to this principle and to a program of
practical education. After 75 years of operation
The faculty in 1892; Mrs. Pease, Mr,
and Mr. Wesse
Hellen Gillespie Ferris
and with more than 80,000 alumni this institution
has a tradition of educational experimentation. Often
referred to as the "people's college," its contribution
to Michigan education is widely acclaimed. With the
now present controversy over "who shall be educat-
ed" being debated across the land, the Ferris exper-
iment provides a meaningful case study.
Ferris, Mrs. Ferris,
Delphi Fraternity, 1900, possibly the first fraternity on the campus.
Annual Dancing Party in 1905
. .mw :24
Cos. Lab certainly looks some different
The answer to the question of why this school was
a success becomes a definition of the founder's phil-
osophy. Called an opportunity school from the first,
the theory of limitation of enrollment ?o the upper
decile or upper quarflle of any particular group was
entirely foreign to its nature. The whole spirit of
the school was antagonistic to any philosophy of
F. 1. Band, 1910
Ferris had correctly interpreted the American scene
and the role that education must play in it, and it
was not by chance that Ferris Institute was founded
in Big Rapids. It was here at the frontiers of Mich-
Baseball team with Mr.
The F. 1. Faculty in 1917
igan's vast lumbering, mining and agricultural indus-
tries that Ferris believed the school could make
contacts with the raw human material of America's
vast pioneering population.
Teacher-Training Class, October, 1924
An educational program such as Ferris envisaged had
to have flexibility and practical characteristics to
meet the varied demands of a heterogeneous stu-
dent body. The programs therefore, were developed
at Ferris Institute out of the needs of the people.
Since many of the students who entered Ferris come
without formal high school training, the Institute at
the very beginning developed a high school prepar-
atory program for those students which readied them
for college work either at Ferris or at other institutions
of higher learning. Many were taught to read and
write as a result of the program, and many were
taught a useful occupation.
President Brophy receives first yearbook in 21 years, May,
Commercial Room, October, 1923
Ferris's belief in the ability of people to succeed
when properly motivated and directed also was the
primary reason that the Institute became well known
for its service in education rehabilitation. Through
the years students having poor academic records in
high school and in colleges and universities were
referred to Ferris Institute. Successfhl redirection and
salvaging of many of these students is shown by their
fine records and successful careers.
Pharmacy lab in the Old Main. The raising of the tower
hen and Now.
They certainly didn't starve then, Chow time is the same then as now.
Nor do they starve now.
In 1949 by legislative act, Ferris Institute was made
a part of the public system of higher education in
Michigan and is now numbered among the ten public
institutions 6f higher learning in the state. In adopting
it into the family of state colleges, the legislature of
Michigan has said the nature of Ferris as it had
operated traditionally in scope, philosophy, and cur-
ricular pattern must be moihtained. As a result the
story of Ferris Institute as a public college has been
one of growth and dedicated purpose on the part
of all connected with the institution to build a New
Ferris including all that was unique and purposeful
from the past incorporated with 20th century ideals
and needs of education.
Now with on enrollment exceeding 2,800 full-time
students, Ferris continues to answer its traditional
mandate, not to on unsophisticated lumbering and
agricultural society, but to a 20th century industrial,
technical and business society.
The falling of the tower
The Ferris campus in 1958
An institution must have a precise, recognizable,
effective personality in the total aggregate of its
resources to have a positive impact upon individuals.
It must have clear purposes and goals if it is to be
both effective and eloquent in its appeal to student
interest. It must have a spiritual quality of its own,
strong and vibrant, if it is to loose the inner spiritual
wellsprings of the individual students which in the
final analysis is the real person we are dealing
with-and not what we think we see or would like
to believe the person is.
Let us then say what we are. Let us do what we say in
the most effective manner possible. Then let us take
all the pride of workmanship of the artist who is
perfecting the image of his mind's eye as we work
from clay to day.
We cannot live in the past. We can part from nostal-
gic impulse, only properly deal with the past as it
has a contribution to make to the present and primar-
ily the future, for the present is too soon past! The
heritage of spiritepurpose-and early effort is,
however, such a treasure. It is our task to give that,
and all that we can today add, such implementation
in terms of modern knowhow, experience and aspera-
tion as will render this heritage the more meaningful
THIS IS "FERRIS INSTITUTEelTS ORIGINS, NATURE,
AND ON-GOING DIRECTIONS.ll
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THE PIZZA HUT WHALEWS
108 North Michigan Phone 1552
123 Elm Street Phone 226
GENUINE ITALIAN PlZZA-SPAGHETTI
Big Rapids, Michigan
SUBMARINE-MEAT BALL SANDWICHES
FINE FOOD AND HOSPITALITY
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Gllberfs Men's Wear Colonial Restaurant
104 South Michigan Phone No. 6
217 South Michigan Phone 1927
FINE FOOD AND PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE
McGREGOR, CLOTHCRAFT and CURLEE CLOTHES
MEN'S and WOMEN'S PENDLETONS COMPLETE DINNERS and SHORT ORDERS
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FERRIS INSTITUTE BOOKSTORE
BIG RAPIDS RECREATION
"Bowl where you see the Magic Triangle"
PHONE 285 M-20-JUST OFF US-'l3l BIG RAPIDS
Complete Line of
624 NORTH STATE STREET W .1 ' . 1 1 !
BIG RAPIDS ' . . . '.
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Phone 1003 HEAVY DUTY WRECKER SERVICE
203 S. State Street Phone 298
"TO BE AHEAD . . . CALL . . . ED"
Your Spa rfon Store
Fairman's Rexall Drugs
Quality Meats and Groceries-Fresh Vegetables
"YOUR FRIENDLY DRUG STORE" FREE PARKING - CITY DELIVERY
Phone 505 605 N. State Street
106 South Michigan Ave. Phone 116
Student Center Building Ferris Institute
PHI SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY
cordially invite the graduating seniors and all of the 80,000 alumni
of Ferris Institute to attend the 3151 Annual Homecoming.
October 16, 17, and 18, 1959
DS BROTHERS. INC.
n Arbor, Michignn
And at last, the final word is printed . . . There is much I wish to say, many things
I'd like to tell you, hopes ideas,- comedy, and tragedy; but these are lost, woven into
every page. This year, for all of us, has been crowded with panic and pressures and
occasionally a tiny piece of pride. To all those who helped I give a grateful thank-you
and especially to the following people:
To Dean Rankin who served as advisor of the yearbook, for his patience with
me in listening to my whimes and whines, for his careful scrutiny of each page,
and for his daily word of encouragement.
To Mr. Charles Crawford who spent countless hours proofreading our copy,
catching our incomplete sentences end our typing errors, and for being a
To Mr. Deupree and his photographers for being where I wanted them when
I wanted them, and then printing my irregular, unthought of size pictures.
To the members of the student Publications Advisory Committee who entrusted
in me the position of editor and the duty to put out the '59 FERRISCOPE.
And finally to the staff members for performing the essential but' dreorisome tasks and
acting like they really enioyed them.
Chuck Antor, Editor
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