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CALIFQilflA BAPTIST C0LLE6-E, RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA
Vol. II—No. 4
November 27, 1957
Science Dfv. Obtains
New Equipment For Use
in Gass Demonstrations
Recently the science department
has received some new equipment
which will be used mainly for the
purpose of demonstration in classroom projects.
Included in this shipment were
articles that the science department needed two or three years
ago such as: beakers, flasks, thistle
tubes, gas bottles, rubber stoppers,
buretis, fused for measuring
amounts of acid) and a mortar and
"Th:ngs are looking much better
than, they ever have before," comment:; Le Vern Young, head of the
scieiace department, "but what the
science departjnent really needs is
a pl^ce to call its own."
Besides the glass articles received, there were also asbestos
pads, clamps, a tripod, and a test
tube rack. . .
It is hoped in the future tbr>t
the department can be moved
away from the main building.
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bcecutsve Post Until Jan© 1,1951
ASS- Yule Festival To
Be Hetd December 13
"We are working on it." This
is the information given by the
A.S.B. committee in charge of the
nnnual Yule festival to be held
Rachel Bridges is the head of
the committee and she has helping
her Lois Goebel, Joella Howery,
and La Wanda Carlisle. This year's
banquet, though still on the drawing boards, is to be one with an
The banquet will be held in the
dining hall with the program in
the chapel afterwards. The highlight of this portion of the program
will be a short dramatic feature by
the Drama department which has
been promised to be in keeping
with the international theme.
Taking office en November 1, Dr. Thomas WMttier Medearis is now
acting p.?esMent of California Baptist College.
After being without an executive head from June of this year when
IH-. P. Eayd Smith left, CBC called Dr. Medearis who had been president
cf tlieJJoard of Trustees since December of 1950.
Most students remember him as pastor of the Magnolia Avenue Baptist' chare!- w.Mcli, wlseja he was called to pastor there, was running about
0 SO in Sunday School and these
•re mostly students. Now they
ve their own building and prop-
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On November 14, the CBC choir
traveled to March Air Force Base
to sing at a Protestant prenehing
mission. They sang at two different chapels.
The first chapel began at seven
o'clock and wag held in a very
plain building, which was located
in the housing area of the base.
Both military and civilian families
attended the chapel, as it was not
located on the immediate base.
The second chapel was located
on the base and there the choir
sang at 8 o'clock. This chapel was
attended mostly by military families and personnel. The songs,
"God So Loved the World" and
"Onward, Christian Soldiers," were
the featured songs presented at
both chapel meetings. Mrs. Helen
Walker played for the first chapel
and the accompaniment was supplied by the base for the second
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BSU Honors International
Students At Breakfast
The Baptist Student Union
Thanksgiving Breakfast which honored the international students was
held this morning at 7:00 a.m. in
After the breakfast there was a
brief meditation period, putting
special emphasis on Thanksgiving.
Congregational singing, poems, and
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Dr. Medearis has been in California since January 1, 19^5, when
he was called to speak at the Evangelistic Conference in Fresno. Before this time from 1942 to '54, he
was the Executive Secretary of
the Missouri Baptist Convention.
He was also president of the
Board of Trustees at Oklahoma
Baptist University for five years.
In 11)36, Dr. Medearis received his
Doctor of Divinity degree from
OGU. A t the same time he was
getting his degree, he was also
pastoring the First Baptist church
in Miami, Oklahoma.
From William Jewell College,
Missouri, he received an achievement citation in 1944 on their annual achievement day in which
three outstanding people of the nation are honored. He was the first
preacher ever to receive this citation. Later in 1953, he was also
honored from the same institution
with an honorary Doctor of Laws
Serving for eight years on the
Foreign Mission Board, Dr. Medearis visited much of Europe, Palestine, Syria, and other lands between 1934-'42.
In the teaching realm, he was
head of the Bible Department at
Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar,
Missouri for. three years. In 1930
he was vice-president of the Oklahoma Baptist Convention. ;
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