The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 18, 1956, Image 3

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    Rev. Edwin A. Svendsen
Lutheran Pastor Takes Over Duties
Edwin A. Svendsen has recently
arrived at College Station as the
new pastor of Our Saviour’s Luth
eran Church and campus pastor
at A&M. He is succeeding the
Reverend Thomas H. Swygert.
The Svendsen family come to
the community from Eugene, Ore-
Rev. Hall Named
To Wesleyan Staff
The Wesley Foundation at A&M
announces the addition of Rev.
Charles E. Hall to their staff. Rev.
Hall will serve as the assistant di
rector of the Foundation working
primarily with freshmen students
and the genei'al student program.
He is a recent graduate of South-
western University in Georgetown,
Texas. For the past two years he
has served as the pastor of the
Maysfield - Ninerva Circuit of
Methodist churches. While at
Southwestern he served as section
al officer in the YMCA movement.
A native of Huntsville, Hall as
sumes his duties with the begin
ning of the Fall semester.
Rev. Charles E. Hall
gon where Rev. Svendsen seiwed
the Lutheran Churches of the Na
tional Lutheran Council as cam
pus pastor at the University of
He was graduated from the Uni
versity of Minnesota and had his
Theological training at Trinity
Seminary in Nebraska and his
gradviate work at the Lutheran
Theological Seminary of Chicago.
His twelve year ministry includes
a parish ministry on an Island
community in Wisconsin, chaplincy
in the Navy Corps and with the
Marines, a period of service in an
Oklahoma Cherokee Indian Mission
and a four year directorship of
the Lutheran Student Foundation
of Oregon while also serving as
campus pastor at Oregon State
College, CorvalliSv
Reverend Svendsen is called by
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
and also by the Lutheran Student
Foundation of A&M College, which
is a State-wide Foundation repre
senting all the churches of the Na
tional Lutheran Council. The con
gregation which Pastor Svendsen
will serve is by its very nature in
clusive of all of Lutheranism of the
National Lutheran Council. The
pastor comes to this congregation
from another affiliation indicating
the free and open relationships
which exist among Lutherans on
the American scene.
Reverend Svendsen is happy
about the recently completed new
church building of the congrega
tion and makes this statement:
“the striking beauty of the new
church and the complete break
through of all that which is ti-adi-
tional in church architecture is de
serving commendation to the de
signers, the builders and to the
congregation. It certainly will
serve as a ready tool as the church
ministers to the community at
large and to the campus commun
We have hundreds of combinations of
special type for your Olympia Portable!
(the finest precision made portable).
Also feaeturing the extra slip on type!
Junior Garden Club Organized;
Senior Club Outlines Flans
Theme for the 19!56-57 Garden
Club, w’hich held its initial meet
ing Monday, will be “Through the
Ages”. Subjects discussed on a
panel moderated by Mrs. E. L.
Angell, were pertinent to fall
gardening. Panel members and
their topics were Mrs. J. E. Roberts,
“Soil Preparation”; Mrs. Carl Wil
liams, “Perennials to Plant Now”;
Mi's. C. B. Campbell, “Bulbs of All
Kinds”; and Mrs. C. C. Doak,
Mrs. T. R. Timm outlined plans
for the establishment of a Junior
Garden Club under the leadership
of Mrs. Ed. Garner and herself.
The organization will be open to
boys and girls through the eighth
grade. The program has been plan
ned to stress the growing and ar
ranging of plant material. First
meeting will be held Satui’day,
Sept. 29, in the YMCA.
Also at this first meeting of the
Garden Club Mrs. W. L. Penberthy,
chairman of services, announced
that Mi's. C. W. Pewthers would
name the committee to judge
Christmas decorations and Mrs.
Marion Pugh would be in charge
of assembling flowers on Mother’s
Day. Named to the Hospital Ser
vice Committee were Mesdames E.
D. Parneell, chairman, R. L. Brown,
P. W. Burns, W. C. Freeman, Ed.
Garner, Geo. Huebner, T. W.
Leland, R. E. Patterson, and George
Mrs. W. W. Armistead, in her
report “Tips for the Toiler”, offer
ed a list of annuals and vegetables
which should thrive if planted at
this time.
The arangements for th>e day,
taken from the Flower Show
schedule, were “Garden of Eden”
and “The Stone Age”. Mrs. Timm
and Mrs. Nelson were in charge of
Mrs. R. R. Lyle was winner of
the door prize.
The Executive Board of the Can
terbury Association will meet to
night at 7:30 in the Parish Hall at
St. Thomas Chapel.
Social Whirl
meet tonight at 8 in the Cabinet
Room, YMCA, to make plans for
the year’s activities. A special
meeting,will be held in two weeks
to welcome new members, Mar
garet Gilmore, president, announ
★ ★ ★
Margaret Gilmore will serve as
president of the Agronomy Wives
Club f07’ the fall semester. Other
officers are Esther Ellis, vice-
president; Mary Lyles, secretaiy;
Pat Stone, treasurer; Nine John
son, reporter, and Rilene Heffner,
social chairman.
★ ★ ★
The presiding officer for the
Architect Wives Club this fall will
be Barbara Jones. Lillian Powers
will serve as- vice-president; Sue
Cox is secretary; and Ann McMinn
Located in the Plantation Shopping Center
The Battalion .... College Station (Brazos County), Texas
Tuesday, September 18, 1956 PAGE 3
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are Juanice Midkiff, reporter; Jean
Waldrop, council representative;
Beverly Noack, social chairman,
and Beverly Jenkins, program
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