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Page 10 text:
THE YEAR OF 1955-56
. . . was filled with a good share of notable
happenings that will find their way into the
history books. At the White House. President
Eisenhower suffered a heart attack and was
treated by Dr. Patil XN'hite. The Democratic
Presidential nomination seekers. Adlai Steven-
son and Estes Kefauver. who were barnstorm-
ing across the United States. met in Florida
and exchanged campaign buttons. In Europe.
Moscow leaders. Nikita Kruschev and Nicolai
Bulganin were turning on the "big grin" from
behind the slowly-rising Iron Curtain, Econ-
omy experts reported an all-time high in pros-
perity and predicted an even better year in
College enrollment in the United States had
doubled since iVorld 1N'ar Il. and industry
screamed for graduate engineers of all kinds.
The Ford Foundation announced a 3500.000.000
grant to colleges and hospitals . . . 615 non-tax-
supported. four year. regionally accredited
colleges. and 3.5110 privately operated hospitals
were to share in the "achievement grant."
Lake Forest College was one of the schools
that received a portion of the Ford Grant. The
details of the widely acclaimed grant of
li3255.'Jt1l'l were reported by President Ernest
-Iohnson during Christmas Vacation. The
principal portion of the award is to be added
to the college endowments and the income to
be applied to faculty salaries.
A 348151.01510 women's dormitory project to be
started in the spring. kicked off the expansion
plans of the college. Also announced was an
S80.1'lU0 faculty cottage program.
Amidst the maze of registration and physical
examinations. Dr. johnson welcomed a large
group of freshmen to the campus. The sorori-
ties hustled and bustled to prepare for the early
rushing parties. looking forward to the pledging
ceremonies. October 3. The girls started off
the last round with the Chi O's annual Bowery
Party. then to the Alpha Xi's Rose Garden
Party. Next on the agenda. was the Gamma
Phi's "South Sea Cruise." the AD Pi's Pirate
Ship Party and the last affair. another nautical
scene. the Good Ship Alpha Phi.
On September 22. Lake Forest Colleges
football squad lost to a strong Beloit team 34-6.
Harold Freberg tallied the 1 lone score.
Tuesday. the 25th of September. found the
doors of the Deerpath Theatre open to welcome
the new L.F.C. students. followed by Wednes-
day's Talent Show where Marian Hunt scored
a hit with her vocal selections.
Nleanwhile. organizations and clubs began
calling meetings. The Forester. the Econom-
ics Club. Psychology Club and the Student-
Faculty Club all announced early get-togethers.
Another group. already hard at work. was the
Homecoming Committee. headed by Bill Eck-
ert. Voting for Homecoming Queen was an-
nounced for October 10 and 11 in the basement
of College Hall. Joan Kraus. Elections Chair-
man. supervised the voting.
All the men interested in singing. "Eddie
Fishersu or not. were invited to join the newly
organized men's chorus. Plans of the group
included barbershop. spirituals. folk songs and
One of the many new faces on the campus
this year was that of John E. Erickson. John.
a native of Rockford was named head basket-
ball and tennis coach at the college. iYhile in
school at Beloit College. the young coach ex-
celled in basketball and tennis.
Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Pi Epsilon carried
off the last semester's scholarship trophies. The
girls won with a grade point average of 1.67
while the men had a 1.41. Top class honors
went to the seniors who led with an average
of 1.88. However. the senior women's 2.12
out-distanced the senior IHCITS 1.76 by a sizable
margin. The all-student average was 1.36.
Chapel programs included such fine speakers
as: Dr. Chandrasekhar. who spoke on "Empty
Lands and Hungry Stomachsu. Nobel Prize
Winner. Dr. Harold C. Urey spoke on "The
Origin of Life". party members. Stephen
lN1itchell and Everett Dirksen. spoke on politics
and the Film Society announced a series of
"Mox'ie Classics". The films shown were:
"The Passion ofxloan of Arc". "Italian Straw
Hatn. "Million Dollar Legs".ancl"Duck Soup".
Dr. Gordon lvlilne. returned from England
and related his travels to Stratford-on-Avon.
Edinburgh. and other literary sites to the radio
audience over XVKRS.
October 19. marked the first meeting of the
newly organized Independent 1Vomen's Club
under the leadership of Kit Graham. The 26
members invited all those interested to join
them at their Monday meetings.
Page 9 text:
AS the h0n1'QIuss records the
ever Constant passage of time
we present our own segment
the fleeting period that is
the Culmination of four years
at Luke Forest College.
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