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The Williams Recoridf 



VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY. MARCH 23. 19S7 




Smith-Williams 
Glee Clubs Give 
United Concert 

Meagre Audience Hears 
Singers Present Final 
Recital Before Recess 



Garfield Dance Held 



Highlight of Program is 
Four Songs by Quartet 

A diaappointingly small audience wit- 
nessed the final efforts of the Williams 
Cilee Club Saturday evening in Chapin 
Hall as it combined with the Smitli singers 
in its last concert before the Spring recess 
Bermuda trip. The only Willlamstown 
appearance of the musical organization 
was followed by a dance in the Garfield 
Club with music by the Purple Knights. 

The highlight of the evening was the 
series of numbers sung by the warmly-wel- 
comed quartet, composed of Winship A. 
Todd '40, first tenor; A. Ward West '38, 
second tenor; Edward L. Vogt '37, fiiiit 
bass; and C. Boru Newman '38, second 
bass. Near (he end of the program, this 
group offered its ever-popular renditions 
of "Bfahdy 1-ee", "Jerusalem Morning," 
and the comical "Travesty on Rigoletto".' 
I^engthy applause brought the quai-tet 
back to the stage for the evening's only 
encore, another "barber-shop" melody, 
"Way Down Yonder in the Cornfield." 
Honorary Madrigal Club Sings 

A close contender for the recital's honors 
was the Smith College Madrigal Club. 
The nine girls of this organization, in 
which membership is one of the highest 
musical honors at that college, rendered 
' ioar MrvcnticcrtWi-ftrtVt-c'nijtecrtli ■ ct>fta.'y- 
madrigals, liglit airs which are in the 
words of Mi.ss Martha Evans, President of 
the Smitli Club, "just round and round 
pieces." 

Charles L. Safford '92, Director of 
Music, led the combined groups in three 
numbers, the closing selection being the 
majestic "Coronation Scene" from hmis 
Godimnov, by Moussorgsky, while the 
Girls' Club was conducted in its two eve- 
ning performances by Miss Esther E. Jones, 
in the absence of Juan T. Gorokhoff, 
Smith College Music Director who is on 
sabbatical leave. Individual perforni- 
[ ances by Miss Clara Taplin in Hoist's 
"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" and the 
Mi^pes Sally Korrady, Anne Thompson, 
and I.ydia Seltzer in "Song of the Lo- 
custs", by Lacombe completed the Glee 
Club's repertoire. 

Williams Group Draws Applause 

The numbers which evoked the most 
applause of the evening were the offerings 
of the Williams organization in their 
second group of songs. Exhibiting an ex- 
cellent choice of music, the Chib sang 
Cook's sprightly "Swing Along", Grieg's 
(Continued on Third Page) 



Exams for Government 
Jobs to Be Held in April 

Civil Service examinations will be 
held on or before April 19, 1937 for 
undergraduates interested in holding 
positions in the administrative 
branches of the government, it was 
announced recently. Salaries range 
from $2,000 to $5,G00, and candidates 
who pass the examination will be eli- 
gible for ix)sitiona with the following 
organizations: 

The Social Security Board, the 
Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 
the Commodity Exchange Commis- 
sion, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
the Children's Bureau, the Bureau of 
the Census, the Bureau of Foreign 
and Domestic Commerce, the Cen- \ 
tral Statistical Bureau, the Agricul- 
tural Adjustment Administration, 
the Securities and Exchange Com- 
mission, the Interstate Commerce 
Commission, the Division of Re- 
search and Statistics in the Treasury 
Department, and the Bureau of 
Mines. For further details see the 
announcements posted on Bulletin 
Board No. S in Hopkins Hall. 

Dennett Elaborates 
On 'Nice Boy' Status 

Discusses Factors Which 
Are in Balance Against 
High School Applicant 



'Nice Boyn' Provoke 
Humorous Remarks 



Factors which are in the balance against 
the high school applicant were enlarged 
and more fully explained by Dr. Tyler 
Dennett in his speech on the much dis- 
cussed question of the "nice boy" status 



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Neighboring Colleges Find 
Dennett's Statement 
Worthy of Rejoinder 

Reverljerations from Dr. Dennett's now 
famous "Boston Tea Party" stat«ment 
that there were too many "nice boys" at 
Williams have cropped up in many of The 
Record's contemporaries in the world of 
the collegiate press. Outstanding, of 
course, has been the reaction of many col- 
unmists, and their witticisms. 
' The Wesleyan Argus in its column 
"Other Campuses" has seen fit to remark 
that "the boys of old Williams must have 
i received a polite shock" from the Presi- 
if dent's statement. And the reaction to 
the editorial DE NOG WILLYUMS has 
been even more vitriolic, for "Gadfly" in 
the Argus went to some length to propound 
this theory : 

Wesleyan Suggests Exchanging Students 
An exchange student scholarship should 
be established, he advocates. Briefly, 
since Wesleyan has no "nice" l)oys, and 
since Williams has, he felt that the Cardi- 
nal would benefit greatly from this ex- 
change. Among the items mentioned as 
being advantageous to the system was the 
fact that the Williams men would get a 
chance to see how the other half lives, 
while the sons of John Wesleyan might 
have a chance to eat some steak sometime 
if they were in Williamstown. Moreover, 
the Williams type of hair out would most 
certainly give our contemporaries an ap- 
pearance much less like that of the Boston 
Symphony, he asserted. 

"Gadfly" continues with a much gloom- 
ier outlook for a Williams man in Middle- 
town. He would be forced to go about in 
a state of deep contemplation, walking to 
classes (there are no cslrs on the Wesleyan 



Debating Team Will 
Face Oberlin Friday 

For its fourth intercollegiate debate of 
the semester the Adelphic Union will meet 
Oberlin College in Griffin Hall at 8.00 
o'clock Friday evening, to debate the sub- 
ject, Resolved, That the United States 
should pursue a' policy of economic nation- 
alism. Robert S. Henderson '37, John H. 
Stewart, and James L. O'SuUivan '38, will 
uphold the negative for Williams under a 
new system which allows each of the speak- 
ers a constructive speech of ten minutes 
with one five-minute rebuttal for the 
affirmative team. 

The second in the newly inaugtirated 
series of intramural debates will be held 
Friday afternoon at 4.00 o'clock in the 
lower lounge of the Garfield Club. Sup- 
porting the affirmative of the subject. 
Resolved, That a policy of "piling the work 
on harder and harder" would be detri- 
mential to the best interests of the College, 
will be Dickran M. Sarkisian '38, James 
M. Bums, Robert G. Chambers, and Spen- 
cer V. Silverthom Jr. '39. The negative 
panel will consist of A. Walter Beam, 
Eugene S. Strassburger, Marshall J. 
i Wolfe '38, and Arthur C. Weil '39. 



ofllfe" aRiiiini'TmT'uiKlef gracIiiaK "GSr? 
goyle societies in the Williams Club in 
New York City, Friday evening. 

"With admission depending on these 
three items, the character of .the boy, his 
mental ability, and preparatory courses," 
he remarked, "we may have been stressing 
the last too much." Continuing along 
these lines. Dr. Dennett explained his 
attitude by saying that he wished there 
could be some method of stressing the 
mental abihty of the applicant rather 
than the type of entrance courses he has 
been able to receive. With this in mind, 
it is hoped that a more diverse strain of 
sub-freshman can be accepted. 

Since there were also alumni at the 
dinner, Dr. Dennett explained to them 
directly the situation as he sees it and 
which he has sized up in answering many 
of their letters. "Some of our alumni," 
he stated, "are very indignant at the idea 
that we should make Williams College as 
democratic as the American people have 
prided themselves on being. I doubt 
whether they would have accepted Mark 
Hopkins, James A. Garfield, or even Cal- 
vin Coohdge, if they had been directors of 
admissions in those days, for these men sM 
came from the farms with plenty of mud 
on their boots." 

Among the other speakers who pre- 
ceded Dr. Dennett at the dinner were 
Edward L. Stanley '37, president of the 
(Continued on Fltth Page) 



New Senicjrr Courses Are 
Added iii Various Majors 



Williams Record' Adopts 
New Type for Headlines 

Today's issue of The Rbcoud 
marks two innovations in the paper's 
make-up, involving a change in the 
headlines from the Cheltenham to 
the Bodoni family of type face, and a 
change in tlie banner-head, "The 
Williams Record" at the top of the 
first page. 

The banner-head, which has been 
changed from some form of Old 
English type to Bodoni, is not 
steeped in too much tradition to pre- 
vent its being replaced, since it was 
amended last by the 1931 board. 
In changing the face of the headlines 
however, the new board has left a 
type that The Record has been 
using since 1919. There may be, be- 
tween now and next fall, more minor 
changes in the paper's make-up. All 
notices of college meetings and so 
forth will henceforth be published 
in a Notice column. 



Extra Performance 
Of 'Murder' Dropped 

Ruth Clark, Leading Lady, 
Unable to Return from 
Vacation Soon Enough 



1937-38 Catalogue, Out by 
Next Month, to Name 
154 Subjects Offered 
For Study Next Year 



meal called dinner. Though much nearer 
New York, the lack of cars would put him 
in no better a position than in the Berk- 
shires. But the crowning advantage of all 
for the Williams man would be that he 
would be "on the right side (the left side) 
when the 'de Revolution' comes." 

The Daily Princetonian not only de- 
plored the fact that Williams should not 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 



In spite of strong popular demand for a 

return performance of the current Cap 

and Bells success. Murder in the Old Red 

, Bam, the Board of Directors of that or- 

move at their meeting, Sunday evening. 



Better Lights Tried by 
Library Following Test 
By John Ballantinef Jr. 

The Stetson Library lighting question, 
long a source of undergraduate discontent, 
has been tackled by John H. Ballantine, 
Jr. '37, who has instigated the installation 
of new and more powerful bulbs in over- 
head fixtures of the lower reading room as 
well as ^ix experimental lamps on various 
t«bles in the stacks. Tests which Bal- 
lantine made with a photo-electric foot- 
candle meter showed that illumination in 
the library was nowhere adequate while 
in places it was dangerously inadequate. 

Whereas an intensity of approximately 
twenty foot-candles is required for good 
reading light with ten foot-candles the 
minimum to avoid eyestrain, the Philo- 
sophical Union head found that under the 
lamps on the lower reading room tables 
was an intensity of only fifteen foot-can- 
(OonUnotd on Third r»ti) 



Thirty-One Advisers 
Selected by '37 U. C. 

Monday, March 2^ — As its last official 

act, the 1937 Undergraduate Council 

confirmed the list of thirty-one Junior 

Advisere chosen from a group of over one 

hundred appHcants from the class of 1939. 

The appointments are not wholly definite, 

as circumstances may warrant revisions. 

JOHN D. AHTvSTROM 

BERNARD M. AUER 

ALBERT V. BENSEN 

MAX B. BERKING, JR. 

H. BARKSDALE BROWN 

ROBERT M. BUDDINGTON 

ALEXANDER S. CARROLL 

I BRUCE P. COFFIN 

MANTON COPELAND, JR. 

HENRY H. CULVER 

JOSEPH B. dePEYSTER 

PETER R. GALLAGHER 

FRANK G. GILLETT 

GEORGE H. HADLEY 

WILLIAM O. HAYWaRD 

THAYER HOPKINS 

ALFRED L. JARVIS 

DAVID P. JOHNSTON 

ANTHONY M. MENKEL, JR. 

ROGER W. MOORE 

WOODWARD B. NORTON 

DOUGLAS O. PARKER 

PHILIP R. PETERS, JR. 

JOHN E. SAWYER 

ELMER W. SEAY 

TOM K. SMITH, JR. 

DOUGLAS M. SURGENOR 

JOHN H. WARDWELL 

BRADFORD WHITNEY, JR. 

H. LAWRENCE WHITTEMORE, JR. 

GEORGE C. WILLIAMS 

The alternates, in order of preference, 

are: 

ROBERT G. CHAMBERS 
ROBERT L. BOUSE, JR. 
THOMAS M. McMAHON 
LELAND G. MEANS, JR. 
WELLINGTON VANDEVEER 
JOHN A. COOPER 



The action was taken in view of the fact 
that Ruth Clark, the leading lady, has 
left for an extended vacation and will not 
be back by April 1st, the desired date for 
the third performance. 

Theodore H. Noehren and George H. 
Tryon '38, speaking for the organization, 
stated, that although Cap and Bells great- 
ly desired to repeat the production it was 
absolutely impossible to do so without the 
original leading lady. They also revealed 
that the play was a complete sell-out both 
nights, in spite of the fact that the failure 
of Little Theatre subscribers to call for 
their tickets, left a few vacant seats at the 
Thursday performance. On Friday eve- 
ning, all reserved seats were gone by the 
time the box office opened, and before the 
curtain was raised, between twenty and 
thirty persons had been turned from the 
window and over thirty had purchased 
standing room. 

An unprecedented occurrence was also 
discovered in connection with Friday's 
evening performance, in that scalpers were 
discovered raising reserved seat prices as 
high as two dollars a ticket, until proper 
action was taken to stop them. Attention 
has already been directed toward a set of 
plays to be produced by Cap and Bells on 
house-party week-end. May 14 and 15. 
It is believed that two or three one act 
productions of unique character will be 
presented. 

Professor John Comer 
To Talk to Liberal Club 
At Meeting Wednesday 

Professor John P. Comer will speak on 
the subject of "Pareto — His Relation to 
Modern Political Thought" at a closed 
meeting of the Liberal Club Wednesday at 
7.30 p. m., H. Vincent E. Mitehell '38, 
president of the organization, announced 
Sunday. 

While the Liberal Club schedule for the 
remainder of the year is not yet complete, 
definite arrangements have been made 
with Professor Louis M. Hacker, a noted 
historian and co-author of the text now- 
used in the American History course, to 
speak on "A Materialistic Conception of 
American History" before an open meeting 
of the club on April 22. On th« next day 
Professor Hacker will give a lecture to the 
American History 3-4 course on "The 
Progressive Movement from Roosevelt to 
Witoon." 



Provision for 19-20 courses in every 
major except chemistry and mathematics 
to serve as Senior co-ordination courses 
is announced in the College Catalogue for 
1937-38 which is to appear by the end of 
March, as a preparation for the compre- 
hensive examinations. One hundred thir- 
ty-one year and twenty-three half year 
courses are to be offered next year, a 
slight increase over the number presented 
tills year, since new coui'ses have been 
added in political science, philosophy, and 
economics, while new instructors in 
biology, economics, geology, healtli and 
athletics, and physics are indicated. 

What are now called Junior honors cour- 
ses will henceforth be numbered 101-102 
with Senior lionorg courses becoming 103- 
104. The 21-22 and 25-26 courses are 
also to be called la-2a and 5a-6a in the 
future. Two year courses, Greek 7-8 and 
Latin 7-8, and four half-year offerings 
have been unbracketed although seven 
year and ten half-year courses are still in 
brackets with Latin 5-6 and Religion 3 
added to the list while three year and nine 
half-year courses are omitted from the 
Catalogue. 

Department of Government Divided 
The department of government has 
been split into the departments of political 
science and history with Professor Theo- 
dore C. Smith at the head of the political 
science group and Dr. Richard A. Newhall, 
William Dwight Whitney professor of 
Eurijpean history, chair miat Qf the hist^ary 
department, in wliich Dr Smith will 
also teach. The course arrangement in 
both departments has been revised as has 
that in economics and biology and to a 
lesser extent in every department except 
astronomy in which no major is offered. 

Professor Schuman will give two new 
courses next year in addition to his inter- 
national relations course which will be 
termed Political Science 3-4. The two. 
Political Science 15, "Recent Theories of 
Politics," and Political Science 16, "Prob- 
lems of American Diplomacy," are to be 
upperclass courses. Political Science II, 
"American Constitutional Liw," and Po- 
litical Science 12, "Development of Eng- 
lish Common Law," will be unbracketed 
and taught by Professor Doughty. His 
present Political Science 3-4 will become 
Political Science 7-8 with the present 7-8 
becoming the 19-20 course. 

New Courses in History, Philosophy 
Professor Newhall's History 5-() will be 
termed History 7-8 and taught by Pro- 
fessor Birdsall while what is now History 
21-22 will be somewhat revised and called 
History 5-6, "Modern England," with 
History la-2» becoming a more intensive 
History 1-2. History 7-8 as now given 
will be supplanted by History 19-20 
which will be a new course entitled "Euro- 
pean Imperialism from the Fifteenth to 
the Nineteenth Century." 

Professor Miller's substitute will in- 
troduce two new philosophy courses, 
"The Logic of Scientific Method" ano 
"The Philosophy of Science" which are to 
be known as Philosophy 9 and Philosophy 
10. Professor Pratt will serve as acting 
chairman of the department while Dr. 
Miller's courses in logic and aesthetics will 
be bracketed next year. 

Economics and Biology Revised 

The sequence of courses in economics 
has been shuffled around to permit Eco- 
nomics 7-8 to become the co-ordination 
course imder ita old title, "Modem 
Economic Problems." The 1-2, 3-4, 6-6 
offerings are undisturbed except that 
Economics 3-4 is redefined to accord with 
what it now is, but Economics 9 and 10 
have been dropped to seven and eight 
respectively while Economics 13 and 14 
have been unbracketed. Economics 14 
will continue to be "Programs of Eco- 
nomic Reconstruction" while Economics 
13 will be a new course, "Labor Questions 
and I>abor Legislation." 

What is now Biok)gy 11-12 will be called 
Biology 10-20 in the biology redistribution. 
(Ooattnned on Third Pkt*) 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1937 



The Williamg Record 

Published Tuesday and Siiturday'ljy S^udeiuts of-WiHiuJrw 0«I]«Ke 



Entered at Piltsfield poat offige «94pcbad class matter February ^8«i021 
Office of Publication Kagle Prioting <&,^iidini£ Co., Eai'le Sq., Pittsfi^d, Mans. 



Vol. 61 



Uarcli.ea, 1937 



No. I 



Thk Hecohd annouiK'os flic'resignation of the iiit'iitHciv of ils Plio- 
tographic Staff. • '. • • •.,'. 

THE CHANGl"Nli';grF" TflE .GUAKD.'- * 

Just as the placing of the ring .o'o-'.fhcbritlp'.s". finger is of secondary 
importance in the traditional marriage' toVoindivy; .so" is a preliminary 
statement of policy a mere incidental to the" cTianging of the guard in 
The Williams Rkcoiid. However, these two customs have much to recom- 
mend them and much in common, for both produce a reassuring effect 
upon the parties concei'ned and unquestionably add to the appearance of 
legality. In the interests of reassurance and regularity, therefore, we 
hereby set forth some of our uppermost thoughts as we go into action. 

We should be unobservant indeed if we were not aware that we are 
taking office during a period in the development of the College which is 
almost unparalleled for its interest and stimulation. Since our own 
Freshman year, things have changed with such rapidity that even Ilud- 
nick's purchase of a new truck seems trivial in comparison. For the 
past three years the faculty and curriculum have been subjected to un- 
precedented reorganization, and within the last week even the general type 
of student in the C^oilege has been called into question by its President. 
These i.ssues are bj' no means settled, and will not be for some time, for 
Williams is far from emerging from its period of transition. In the com- 
ing year we shall watch the development of these and other issues witli a 
constant, critical interest, and will make them the frequent subjects of 
discussion in these columns. 

We do not pretend that our own critical powers are in themselves 
enough to conduct this column satisfactorily. Rather, we intend to 
expose ourselves to as many different viewpoints as possible, in order to 
lessen our chances of going off "half-cocked" on any subject. What we 
say here, therefore, will in most eases be the result of discussions in Hop- 
kins Hall, the Gym Lunch, or even with members of the distaff side of the 
Williams community, should the opportunity present itself. We do not 
for a moment mean to imply that The Record will play "stooge" for 
any individual or group — once we have heard the various arguments on 
any issue, we shall draw our own conclusions. 

It is as impossible as it is foolhardy to speak of formulating any 
clear-cut attitude toward campus problems. Our intention is to discuss 
each issue as it arises, rather than to predict what we will do before it 
happens. No matter what the issue, or what our attitude toward it, we 
will at all times be open to such criticism as the faculty, alumni, or stu- 
dents see fit to offer. 

We cannot close an editorial such as this without a word of appre- 
r'"tion to the retiring editors. The Record has thrived under their 
Sididance, and we ourselves have gained much from their personal atten^., 
rx.ns to us. Whatever differences may becorne apparent between thefr'i 
' yle of paper and ours will be largely the inevitable differences between' 
individual personalities, and little else, for they have passed on to us 
standards and traditions which it will be our privilege to follow. 




^O^K^A 



Purely Gossip Kx-Dcim l-eoimid, 
who loft last iiutiiinii 
on a round-the-woiltl venture, dioppeil us 
a curd the other day, and is now lieadod for 
Aden, Aral)ia, after some time in Egypt at 
King Tut's Tonil) smd in South Africa 
visiting local lions dens. It is a little dis- 
couraging to realize that he'll be ahle to tell 
us just where we've been s|H'nding our 
week-ends wlien he gets bacic in mid-May. 
Tlio.se of us who feel that the New Williams 
has clamped down ought to considcM' the 
case of the senior Phi Bete, just back fioni 
a four-week ciuise on the Carilibean, as 
"sports director", whatever that means; 
latest reports indicate that lie's caught uj) 
on the cuiriculuin, and in a philietukappa 
way, already. . . Sports enthusiasts who 
leniemlior and admire the jotting ( .' ,'j 
of last year's On the Bench may be i.' 
ested to hear that he is Ijusy on a seen.: 
now being peddled professionally on rt, .i- 
table markets. . . Then there is the G. 
goyle who was discoveied going to bi 
with his l)ug-pin firmly fastened or hi 
pajamas the other night. Ohboy, !■■ 



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Chief Royal now trip boldly in to photograpl) <'ur 
loutioh faces, and fingerprint our lusting hanil . 
Fair Sniedley send your axe and saw to retiucre tlie 
plutocratic effulgence of our riuarters. 0\\, pro- 
fessors of long grown hair, yieki unto us a daily stint 
of tractor motors, songs of free love, and teach us 
the gentle art of the blow! purge! 

Gather round America— ye Pittsburgh bolmnlis, 
ye Georgia crackers, ye Luciano brethren, ye Lewis 
legions, and make our Berksliire valley ring, and the 
mighty mountains sing with the glory of your nmnes. 
Resound ye dusty Williamstown with the sound of 
nuirrhing feet. 

The time is nigh! Couie one, come all and follow 
in the train of our own — trusty Dr. Dennett. 
(Signed:) 

A Contrite Xi'cr Hoy 



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Communications 



Although communicationB may be published 
unsigned, if so requested, the name of the writer 
muat in every case be submitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
ever, the facts 8tate(i, northe opinions expressed 
in this department. 
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To the Editor of The Record, 
Daer Sir: 

The Photo Board of The Williams 
Record hereby liands in its resignation. 
We wish to express our sincere regret in 
dissolving onr connection, liut we are of 
the firm iielicf that wliat we are doing is to 
the liest interests of The Record. With 
the sanction of the S.A.C. we have formed 
the Williams Photo Service to serve the 
photograiihic needs of tlie whole College 
in the most exjiedient and cooperative 
manner. In doing this we wish to make 
it plain to liotli the retiring and incoming 
Boards that our purpose has not been and 
will not be to exert financial pressure or to 
express personal grudge, l)ut instead to 
serve as a more satisfactory medium for 
your photographic worlc. 
(Signed:) 

George H. Trijon III 
Emotl Caldwell 
James M. Ludlow 
JesKe Lyman Boynton 
John C. Jay 
Charles E. Cleaver 
H. Lee Ferguson, Jr. 



Williams "Nice" Boy; Pro and Con 

To the Editor of THE RECORD, 
Dear Sir: 

After reading '"Hound The Board" and the com- 
niunirfttion from a member of the Class of 1038 on 
Dr. Dennetl's "nice boy" speech, it would seem 
necessary to attempt to clarify the issues. We feel 
that Dr. Denncll's object in increasing the ratio of 
high school boys is to expose the "nice boys" to con- 
tact with equally able and intelligent "unnice boys" 
who do have the economic and political outlook of 
the averoge man. This was to be the only "aver- 
age" attribute of the "unnice boys". Your cor- 
respondents, however, have misinterpreted Dr. 
Dennett and would have us believe that Williams is 
to be fioo<led with high school hoys, whom, we are 
told, are inferior to prep school boys in all respects. 

Can ony words be written in defence of the "un- 
nice hoys"? Not having access to the college 
reconis the present writers must rely on memory in 
submitting the following facts. Turning to the 
class of 1930 we find that of the first five men in the 
class scholastically, four were high school graduates. 
Perhape one nuon for this manifest superiority ia 



that the high school hoy has had to rely upon him- 
self and has had to learn liis own methods of study, 
while in prep school self-reliance is deadened by the 
study-hall system; and the subject matter of the 
course is little more than the minimum required 
for the College Boards boiled down into lifeless pre- 
digested outlines, "intellectual Post Toasties." In 
athletics to major sport captains. Holmes and Greg- 
ory, were "unnice boys." and in campus activities 
the high school boys also played their parts. These 
facts become more cogent when it is recalled that 
the high schools accountefl for only 2.5% of the class. 

The member of 1938 makes a sweeping statement 
to the effect that "prep school trainino" has far out- 
stripped "high school cdumlion" . I n the two itali- 
cised words lies the weakness of his argument. We 
submit that the prep schools trnin their boys to pass 
College Boards by dint of cramming and feats of 
memory, but the high school boy is nlucaleil for life 
in the outer world ami acquires his book-learning in- 
cidentally. In support of this position we cite a 
remark made to the present writers by one of the 
respected masters of Hotchkiss: "We can get any 
boy past the College Boords, but we say nothing 
about his staying there." 

We are amazed by this talk of mediocrity. Is 
there any greater mediocrity than the mind of the 
average upper cla.is prep school Williams man, who 
can remember as fur hack as Andierst week-end and 
can look into the future only so fur as Spring House- 
parties? Are we to take as exomples of "upper 
class genius" ('Round The Hoard) those prep school 
men who "administer their heritage" ('Hound The 
Board, again) by joining radio shaving contest," and 
following the Big Three sheep over the fence by 
forming their little "Roosevelt-for-King" club. 

This letter is necessarily limited by the space 
which the editors may give it. For further informa- 
tion we refer our feudal lords to the survey in 
"Fortune" a year ago in which the appalling paucity 
of national lenders contributed by our ultra-nice 
prep schools was exposed. 

The unbelievable snobbishness of these articles in 
THE RECORD made us suspect that we were being 
hoaxed by the most subtle satire and we close still 
nursing this forlorn hope. 

(Signed:) 
Peirre Wood '30 
Thomas J. Wood '32 

To the F,ditor of THE RECORD, 
Dear Sir: 

I am a socialist. 

.So it was with great gusto that I read of Dr. 
Dennett's Boston effusion. It shoukl go ilown in 
history as the second great step in educational his- 
tory (the first being that delightful little fracas of 
Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin). 

The Wisconsin episode is notable, comrades, be- 
cause it realised the supremacy of the state; the 
Dennett Declamation, because it leads the way to 
the supremacy of the people. 

So I bid ye men of Williams, come cast away the 
royal purple, and bear aloft the mighty sicklel Cast 
from our sweating midst, the hBte<l crown of outo- 
cratic aristocracy, and give us the plow into our 
calloused palm. 

Enter in, ye trustees, and give our institution to 
the massesi Beelow it to the New Deal, dedicate it 
to the CCC, and append it to the State Penitentiary 



To the Editor of THE RECORD. 
l")ear Sir: 

All this talk about "nice boys" and "cross-sec- 
tions" is very confusing to us (the ordinary under- 
graduiltes): unfortunately we are not p.sycliic and 
therefore must base many of our opinions on what 
we rend. When we learned from President Den- 
nett's speech that we were "running almost uni- 
formly to the nice-boy type", naturally we felt ex- 
tremely flattered at the comment. This seiwe <»f 
satisfaction was heightened when our President 
sai<l that it was a great joy to get the graduates of 
certain preparatory schools, because they give 
practically no trouble". He also pointed out tlmt 
:ic -fe', lir... ; .'..:,.. i,;e. ly once this 

y..:i.r. yih.v, we ,6vi^, ^ij^ratu(j.t, turselves on 
oiir.pi.jjjS^BlSAalfed s#eW.»m.-*v.,» Wg4 ... r .. - .. 

^'haf, tl'on.^ ^6a Lv'.ir s»irpri'!(. *■■■. 1 . jver that he 
■ 'i.li! Uki' I.J .e.i 'i;im,....'.'..ti;£,tt. wn from all 

liie social "aiid economic ^trata"! Could it be pos- 
(Contlnued on Sixth Page) 



Notices 



Thursday Lecture — Dr. Franzo H. Craw- 
ford, Thomas T. Read 
professor of physics, will deliver this 
week's Thur-sday Lecture on "Benjamin 
Thompson, Count of Rumford" at 4.30 
p. ni. in the Thompson Physics Labora- 
tory. This is the ninth in the series of 
weekly lectures which are open to the 
public. i 

Room Notice— Memliei-s of the classes of 
19.38, 19.S9, and 1940 who 
are now living in upper class dormitories 
and who wish to retain their rooms for the 
next college year shbuld notify the Treas- 
urer's Office immediately. Any room 
which is not reserved l)y 4.00 p. m. on 
Wednesday, April 14, will be considered as 
vacant for the next [year. 

Shortly after the end of the spring recess, 
details will lie announced for the annual 
drawing for dormitory rooms. Ar"'"'- 
ingly, .students are advised to en-;.. 
immediately their rooming arranfcmei 
for the next year. '' 

C. D. Makepeace, Tieatiuror 

Freshman Because of the pressure 

Prize Speaking — of hour tests, t) -^ Frc:li- 
man prize-speaking con- 
test and last mass meeting, originally 
scheduled for this Wednesday, has been 
postponed until next. week. 

Infirmary Patients-rRoger Crafts and Al- 
fred B. MacDonald 
'3S, ,Iohn L. Cole, Richard D. Ely, and 
Edward B. Wheeler '39 and Paul M. 
Aubry, Ijeslie G. Loomis III, and Walter 
E. Winans '40 were the students confined 
to the Thompson Infirmary when The 
Record went to press Sunday evening. 



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CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MARCH 23 
7.30 p. m.— Forum— W. C. A. Lecture. 
Dr. S. Ralph Harlow of Smith College 
will talk on the subject, "Christian- 
ity's Bflsponsibility for the Rise of 
Communism." .Jesup Hall. 
THURSDAY, MARCH 2S 
4.30 p. m.— Thursday I^ecture. Dr. F. 
H. Crawford, Thomas T. Read profes- 
sor of physics, will speak on "Ben- 
jamin Thrnip'o,,, Count of Rumford.' 
Thompson I'liViiriil Laboratory. 

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as 30,000 calls a day are handled in bringing 
actors and producers together. 

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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MARCH «3, 1987 



Smith- Williams Glee 
Clubs Give Concert 

(Continued from First Page) 

"Biotlieiw Sinn On", tiiul the "Fiimli'" 
from the Gilheit uiul SuMivun oixtrcttn, 
TKe Gmuloliem, all of whieh were direeteil 
by Vdnt, lea<ler of tlie unit. Another 
well-received Helection wus the WillianiK 
melody, "Our Mother," by Clarenct* F. 
Brown '()9. 

PollowiiiK the eoncert, the viHitiiiK 
Miigers were entertained at a danee in the 
Garfield Club, where the Purple KniKlitH 
played to n crowded dance-floor until 
11.30 p. m., at which time the kIiIh re- 
turned to Northumplon by taxis. 

The solo individual ap|X'aiiuice of the 
(ilee Club in Williamstown Saturday 
evening ended a leii({thy winter Hcheilule 
which included two radio IjroadcuHts and 
three trip.s to New York, and which will 
l)c climaxed during the Eawter vacation 
iiK approximately thirty-five memlier.s of 
the organiKation will journey to U(M'muda, 
presenting a series of concerts and ri^citals 
at various sto|)-ovei's. 

New Senior Courses 
Are Added in Majors 

(Continued {rom First Page) 

Hiology 7-8 will be termed Biology S-(>, 
"Comparative and Developmental Anat- 
omy," with Hiology 5 ad Biology (i be- 
coming Biology 7 and Biology 8. The 
new Biology 8 will also incorporate the 
present Biology 9 and will be entitled 
"Genetics and Eugenics." In chemistry 
no 19-20 course is provided since the 
present 9-10 is deemed adecpuvte. 
Fine Arts Sequence Shaken Up 
The Fine Arts 19-20 course will l)e listed 
as "The Graphic Arts and Far Eastern 
Art" and will embody material not now- 
given in Fine Arts 9-10 which it rei)laces. 
Fine Arts 5-6 is changed from "Medieval, 
Renaissance, and Modern Architecture" 
to "The Art of the Middle Ages", and 
Fine Arts 7-8 has been broken up into 
Fine Arts 7 and Fine Arts 8, "Renaissance 
and Modern Architecture in Euroi)e and 
America" and "Renaissance and Modern 
■ Sculpture in BiUroiie and Americuv" re- 
spectively. .S|)ecial work in Fine Arts 7 

[UHHIItiilMIIIMIIIKiHIIIIIIIIHIMHIIIiiMIHIiMIMHIIIIHMIIl: 
Years AgQ,_,. j 
llllllllllllillllllMIIIIIIIIIIIHIMIIIIMIIHIilflMllilMllilMMIIII. 

2 YEARS AGO— Hopkins Tx>g inaugu- 
rated with debate on 
Dennett's iwliiiy. . . Polic^y towards frat.er- 
nilies and scholarships termed "part of 
giant publicity program" of Dr. Dennett. . 
Cohendet '36 named as manager of 1936 
basketball team. . . T,. B. Davis '36 elected 
Cap and Bella head. . . Marzani '35 directs 
own play, Nordics in the South, for Little 
Theatre production. 



will \>e given next year to lliose wlio took 
the present Fine Arts 54t. 

Latin 7-8 and (iicek 7-K liave been 
taken out of bra(^kets for tlii^ (toming year 
and the II and 12 courses in lH>th those 
subjects combined ti> form Latin 19-2(1 
and (ireek 19-20 lesiwctively. Pliysies 
9-10, "Radiation and Contem|Huary Phy- 
sics," is drop|>ed froai tlie currieiilum but 
is partially covered by Pliysics 19 20 wliicli 
is called simply "Co-ordination Course." 
PhysicM 101-102 is not iiMiuired for (hi- 
honors degree, a siliuttion simihir to tlial 
in chemistry wheit' the iauiors degree docs 
not entail taking the lionors coursi's. 

Further clianges in other subjects in- 
volve nomenclatuie and airungemc^it for 
the most part and will be fully explained In 
the Catalogue together with tlie revisions 
mentioned above. The description of 
coursers also includes a desiuipt ion of the 
requirements for the honors degree in ea(rh 
rnajor. 



11 YEARS AGO— Livingston wins cham- 
pionship of 158 lb. 
class as Williams takes third place in New 

England Intercollegiate wrestling meet 

Mackie '26, Traynor, Barker, Hall, .lack- 
son and Swan '27 initiated into Delta 
Sigma Rho, national debating society. . . . 
.lames '29 elected freshnujn representative 
to Honor System Committee. . . . Thomas 
'27 wins l.«bnian Cui) im^et for second con- 
secutive year. 

U YEARS AGO- Mason '24 chosen Edi- 
tor-iB-Ch\e{ of Graphic. 
Captain Robinson '24 in charge of Spring 
Football practice. . . Craig and Helfrich '24 
lose close debat* with Yale 5-4. . . Olmsted 
'24 takes second place in breast stroke in 
National IntercoUegiates at Princeton. . . . 
Dr. Lewis Perry '98 extols t4>aching re- 
wards before W.C.A. meeting. 



17 YEARS AGO— .lewett '20 describes to 
Forum his experiences 
with LW.W. during war. . . Shaw tops 
scoring as Ephmen sink R.P.I, swimmers 
40-19. . . . Beckwith '22 chosen captain of 
1921 basketball five. . . Richmond '22, 
scoring in every event, sweeps I^hman 
Cup competition with 42 J^ points. . . Cod- 
ding '21, Richmond '22, Capt. Brown, '20, 
and Crofts '21 compose Medley Relay 
Team victorious over Colgate and Hobart. 



Modern rooms by day or week 

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Wilhams 1933 



Better Lightn Tried 
In Stetson Library 

(Continued from First Page) 
dies, audi hat tliisfailed tii eight -fool candles 
at the edge of the tables. Only tsvo-fool 
candles were recorded on a book lield in the 
lap of a person sitting at one of the tables. 
To U'tler thesis conditions, the 1(K)- and 
.'iOO-walt bulbs in llic ceiling hniiinaires 
were replaiwl witli 2tK)-wall globes. 
^ CNtrulitions in the m.tin rt^iding room 
were little better, with a maximum of 
twenty foot candles available directly 
lienealh the lamps in the center of the 
tables there, while lliv intensity of iUu- 
iiiiiiation on books lielil in the laps of 
readers touched the two-fool candle hiw 
registered on the Moor beneath. Con- 
ditions at the tables in the stacks were 
similar, sincj llie standard illuaiination 
could be achieved oidy if the twenty-five 
watt bulbs were hung slightly over a fool 



International Shop 

"Gi/ls for Everybody from Everjwhere" 

Objets D'Art 

Georgian and Victorian Silver 

Jewelry :: Small Antiques :: Textiles 

C^.hoice Bits for the Collector 

Glass : Copper : Brass 

EDITH McCOY 

Collector and Importer 
Williamstown, N4assachu8etts 



from the desk. 

An ordinary desk lamp with a Irans- 
hu^enl green shade was tentatively in- 
stalled on one desk while on others a 
seventy-live watt bulb with a large re- 
flector and a seventy-Hv(? watt bulb with 
a silvered bottom and large reflector were 
placed. On two other tables silvereil 
bulbs were put in the old reflectors to test 
their elimination of glare which is one of 
the major faults in the present arrange- 
ment. Over a sixth table the pres(mt 
eipiipment was left to provide a contrast 
with the innovations. 



* THE NEW 

DENTISTRY 

A Phase of Hrevfttlive Medicine 

College Men find in it unusual 

opportunities for a career 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY 
DENTAL SCHOOL 

A cumpet(*ni course of pr«paraliun fur 
the dental prufetiiiuii. A "Cliii A" 
Schuul, Write fur catalogue. 
LEROV M. S. MINER. D.M.O.. M.D., Daaii 
'^oqt. IS, <^t) Lonswood Avb., Boiton, Mus. 




HAVE YOU ANYTHING LIKE THIS? 

-- - we were a.sked recently by a customer who brought in ii sample of suiting 
sent from a well-known custom tailor. We answered his (|uery by taking him 
to our rncks of new .Spring .iuits where he selected (and bought) two which he 

said he liked as well if not better than the tailor's expensive siimpic and 

incidentally, it would have cost more to make tliim did lioth of our suits 

at one $'.i!> price. 

Showing Tuesday March 23 
at the Sample Room 

New Haven J\.V>/ VJ Jl/rV l\.Jl/.^N A New York 



Miriam Hopkins says: 

''My throat welcomes Luckies— my favorite 

cigarette for 5 years" 




**Lucktes have been my favorite cigarette 
for about 5 years. They're a light smoke 
that sensitive throats welcome. Of the 
many trends that sweep through Holly' 
wood, one of the longest lasting has been 
the preference for Luckies. I once asked 
a 'property* man — who supplies ciga* 
rettes to the actors — what the favorite is. 
He answered by opening up a box con» 
taining cigarettes. They were all Luckies.* 



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STAR OF THE RKO RADIO PICTURE 
"THE WOMAN I LOVE" 



;^./iJi independent survey was made recently 
among professional men and women— lawyers, 
doctors, lecturers, scientists, etc. Of those who said 
they smoke cigarettes, more than 87% stated they 
personally prefer a light smoke. 

Miss Hopkins verifies the wisdom of this pref- 
erence, and so do other leading artists of the 
radio, sta^e, screen and opera. Their voices are 
their fortunes. That's why so many of them 
smoke Luckies. You, too, can have the throat pro- 
tection of Luckies— a light smoke, free of certain 
harsh irritants removed by the exclusive process 
*lf 8 Toa8ted'\ Luckies are gentle on the throat. 




THE FINEST TOBACCOS— 
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THE WILLIAMS REC6ltI\ Tt GSDAY. MARCH «8, 1987 



Clement Leads Palmedo Trophy Race with 44 Points 



Purple Captain Nets 
Two Firsts, Second 

Interfraternity Honors 
Taken by Kappa Alpha 
With Fifty Point Total 

Over powdery snow in a light rain A. 
ThonmB Clement, Jr., '37, Captain of the 
Williams Winter Sports t«ftin, raced to 
victory in the Interfniternity sluluni and 
downhill events and garnered runner-up 
honors in cross-country on the Stony 
Ledge Trail on Mt. Oreylock Saturday to 
lead all entrants in the quest for the Pal- 
medo Trophy with 44 points. Present In- 
dications are that the jumping will not be 
'held this season, in which case Clement 
will become automatic winner of the cov- 
eted cup for the fourth consecutive year. 

A fourth, seventh and twelfth place in 
the downhill event pulled Kappa Alpha 
into a commanding |K)sition tor Interfra- 
ternity totals, enjoying a six-jK)int advan- 
tage over Theta Delta Chi in second place, 
while the Harris brotliers lifted Beta Theta 
Pi into a third place dead-lock with Zota 
Psi at 2(i. Second in the scramble for in- 
dividual honors was S. Bradley Adams, '37 
with a three-race total of 35, followed by 
Martin A. Brown, '40 and William .1. 
Howe, '37 at 27 and 2(i res))ectively. 
I Clement Wins Downhill in 2.12.2 

Clement took the slalom race in 1 ;22.8, 
an average of two runs over tlie difficult 
course, and was clocked in 2:12.2 to top 
all other entrants in the downhill trial over 
the mile and a half distance. In the 
cross-country event, however, the versatile 
Purple leader finished in 27:00 flat, one full 
minute behind Adams, and had to be con- 
tent with a total of 44 out of a possible 45 
])olnts for a comiwsite record. Beside 
taking the cross-country run, Adams fin- 
ished sixth in both the slalom and downhill 
races to amass his total for the runner-up 
individual prize. For third place honors 
Martin Brown took fifth in the cross- 
country run and an eighth in each of the 
other two events, while Jlowe's second in 
the downhill and fourth in the slalom bal- 
anced his cross-country showing in which 
lie ran out to lodge him solidly in the 
number four jmsition. 

Kappa Alpha led eight other Houses in 
the downhill event with 25 points and 
rounded out its winning total of 50 with a 
second in the slalom and a fourth in the 
cross-country. Theta Delta Chi scored 
first in cross-country, a fourth in the down- 
hill race, and a fourth in the slalom to fin- 
ish In second place. Second place In the 
downhill and cross-country events for Zeta 
Psi and Beta Theta Pi respectively pro- 
duced their third place tie. 

The two members of the Freshman class 
outstanding In this winter's Interrupted 
competition and who show particular 
promise for the future of snow sport at 
Williams were Martin Brown, and Rees 
Harris, the latter being fourth in the 
struggle for the Palmedo trophy until after 
the running of the Downhill event Satur- 
day. The best'the former Hotchkiss star 
could manage in the final event was 3:18.1 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 



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billiards and pool. Best food and 
liquors served at very moderate prices. 
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Katzenbach Wins Slalom 
From 9 Williams Skiers 



A one-half mile slalom race, arrange<l 
by Roland Palmedo '17 and John Perry, 
prcsldcnit of the Manohestor Ski club, liohl 
on the North Manchester run Sunday 
afti^rnoon was won by Emery Katzenbach 
of the New York amateur ski club In 40.fl 
seconds with representatives of the Wil- 
liams Outing club captuiing third through 
seventh places inclusively. Over 500 
|ieople watched the races betwcHMi the 
twenty-five competitors. 

The winners of the fir.st seven places 
and their times are: 1. Katzenbach (N. Y. 
Ski Club) 40.9 seconds; 2, Pierson (Hoch- 
gehirge Club of Boston) 41 st-conds; 3, 
Bill Howe (W.O.C.) 42.8 seconds; 4, 
Brad Adams (W.O.C.) 43.2 seconds; 5, 
Hank Stanton (W.O.C.) 45.4 seconds; 6. 
Tom Clement (W.O.C.) 45.0 .'ieconds; 
7, Peter DIngman (W.O.C.) 48.7 seconds. 
Other Williams skiers who participated 
were Al Freeman, I,ee FergiLson and 
Roland Palmedo '17. 




ON THE 
BENCH 



Kitty When Shanty Fuchs, Wllllam.s' big 
Kat right liander, entrains for Princeton 
on April 5th, It will be In something 
of a novel capacity. The last Captain to 
lead a Purple nine against the Orange and 
Black for some years to come at least, 
Walter will have last year's record to out- 
shine. In 1936 the Ephmen drop])e(l in 
on an unsuspecting Tiger, ostensibly to use 
the sunnier facilities of the New Jersey 
diamond, hut actually to lace horsehide 
all over the park and leave the potential 
Jungle Cats a litter of liewildered kittens. 

In two regulation nine-inning games, 
the Ephmen belted Princeton j)itcbing for 
no less than twenty-nine runs and gener- 
ally proved themselves pretty uninterest- 
ing guests. Eddie Stanley, who has made 
it a three-year habit to make the Tigers 
uncomfortable, teamed with Fuchs to lead 
the assault a year ago; and while a repe- 
tition of the last two slug-fests can scarcely 
be hoped for, both will lie in there swinging 
agair this Spring. Others who will be 
looking for a second and final crack at the 
Princeton crowd are the Stearns twins. 
Hank Stanton, and Mike I.atvis. 

The Tigers have always offered just 
what the doctor ordered for the Purple 
warriors, who seem to have more than 
their share of trouble in getting in an aver- 
age amount of pre-season outdoor prac- 
tice. Actual contact work, particularly 
when successful, can do a lot to whip any 
group of players into shape, and plenty of 
shape will ho needed to meet the bid of the 
combinations Lehigh and Yale will con- 
front the home team with early In the 
season. Haverford can be played and 
beaten and Vlllanova might be trounced 
without the visible effect on the Ephmen 
that a single decision over Princeton would 
give. No little credit mast be extended 
the Tigers for the Impressive record of the 
Purple last season. Including the sur- 
prise showing against Holy Cross and the 
satisfying drubbing handed Boston Col- 



Osterhout Releases 
New Sport Programs 

Spring Trips Scheduled 
For Lacro8.se, Tennif, 
And Baseball Athletes 



Roger Kc^nt 



|TUESl>AY!l 



SA!Vll*Ti: ROOM 



Spring sports schedules as released by 
Albert V. Osterhout, Graduate Manager of 
Athletics, reveal little in the way of start- 
ling alteration ovei' past seasons. The 
omission of Holy Cioss, always a colorful 
drawing card, from this year's baseball 
slate, and the final swing through the 
South a Williams team will make, ai-e 
noteworthy. 

Tennis and laciosse also will take vaca- 
tion trips in preparation for difficult sprii . 
programs while golf has hooke<l a doze ' 
meets of major calibre. Ti-ack has onlv 
the Colgate and Middlehui'y contests tc 
tackle beside the Little Three engagements 
and the New Englands, held this year at 
M.I.T., and can look forward to a chance 
U> make the best record of any Purple 
aggregation. 

Two games with Princeton, against 
whom the Ephmen last season scored 29 
ruiis in 18 Innings, and one each with Villa- 
nova and Haverford present a full week's 
work for Captain Fuchs's men before the 
opening of the regular campaign, and 
tennis is slated to tackle four of the tough- 
est aggregations below tlu^ Mason and 
Dixon line In Its first training p<Miod trial. 
Lacro.sse will play two pre-.sea.son games, 
opening against Swarthmore. 

Vale and Princeton will ea(di be met 
three times by Purple teams during the 
coming weeks, while Harvard completes 
the Big Three engagements when the 
Crim.son encountei' the Ejjhmen on the 
links May 7th at New Haven. A com- 
I)lete list of Spi'Ing spoit releases follows: 

Varsity Baseball — April 1 7th, Mass. 
State, away; 19th, Yale, away; 22nd, 
lichigh; 29th, Colby; May 4th, Spring- 
field; 7th, MIddlehury, away; 8th, Ver- 
mont, away; 12th, Union; 15th, Wesleyan; 
21st, Boston University, away; 22nd, 
Tufts, away; 2()th, Amherst, away; 29th, 
Trinity; 31st, Amhewt; Juno 18th, Wes- 
leyan, away; 19th, Boston College. 

Varsity Track— Ai)ril 24th, Colgate, 
away; May 1st, MIddlehury; 8th, Wes- 
leyan; 14th, Amherst, away; 21st-22nd, 
New Englands at M.l.T. 

Varsity Tennis — April 24th, University 
of Miami; 29th, Union, away; 30th, 
Bowdoin; May 4th, Colgate; 7th, Dart- 
mouth; 8th, MIddlehury; 10th-12th, 
New Englands at Springfield; 15th, Wes- 
leyan; 18th, Princeton, away; 21st, Yale, 
away; 22nd, Army, away; 2t)th, Amherst, 
away; 29th, Trinity. 

(Continued on Fifth Page) 

BaU Squad Confined 
To Cage Work-Outs 

With prospects for getting outdoors be- 
fore the Spring tour slimmer than ever. 
Coach Charley Caldwell has been putting 
his thirty or .so candidates for the 1937 
nine through as rigorous a training cam- 
jialgn as Is possible in the limited apace of 
the cage. 

The squad has liecn divided into two 
groups, batterymen, and infielders and 
outfielders, equal time being devoted to 
both In daily workouts. The catching 
l)erth as yet remains an unknown quan^ 
tity with E<ldle Stanley and Bill Beard 
burly recruit from last year's FreshmR.i 
outfit, showing the way. In addition lu 
Captain Walt Fuchs and Tom Bryant, 
veteran hurlers. Huff Hadley, Sophomore 
pitcher, has exhibited lots of steam, and 
may possibly see action sometime during 
the campaign, pending his ability to gain 
control. 

Besides lust year's returning lettermen, 
most of whom are assured positions on the 
team, Blair Cleveland, junior who played 
consistent good hall on the yearling nine 



Moore, 1936 Winner, to 
Forego Shot at Second 
Lehman Cup Next Week 

The annual intramural track meet for 
the Lehman Cup, given each year by 
Governor Herliert H. l^hman '99, will be a 
wide-open affair when it is run off next 
week owing to the absence of Roger Moore 
'39, who won the trophy last year by tak- 
ing first in six out of eight events, but who 
announciKl Thurs<lay night his intention 
not to comiiete, thus eliminating one of 
the strongest contendei's for the champion- 
ship. Close coniiietltion is expected l)e- 
cause of the two weeks' practice requiiwl 
for all participants, which is an innovation 
this year. 

Working along with Coach Tony Plan- 

j sky's charges, the prospective competitoiv 

I ^y•^ being put th'i ;ik!i intensive condition- 

I ii.ii; exercises -d hs to be in sha|X> for the 

iiKOi'.-' !!('■! Present indications point 

< Mil iiiilL' i-un as the most closely-con- 

:d event, with Bill Collens, Bay Kilianl, 

I. 'imy Marshall, ami Ken Ro(kI, all meni- 

i«" . of last fall's cio.ss country team, along 

uith Ted Wills, stellar Fieslnnan distance 

man, com|)eting for top honors. 

Moore's decision not to defen<l his title 
removed Andy Anderson's stilTest comp(v 
titl<in in the (iO-yard hurdles, while Tad 
Fairbanks has b(><>n heaving the shot to 
predict a first for him In that (>vent. Eil 
Whitaker, siXH'dy sprinter, has been show- 
ing up to advantage In the (iO-yard dash, 
and TIfTy Cook should have no trouble 
with his specialty, the 44()-yard run, while 
Don Brown, Jim Gregory, and Had Griffin 
will fight It out In the half-mile content. 

.Another uncertain event Is the high 
jump, with Bill St(Kldard, Warner, Cum- 
bei-. Ford Ballantyne, and Fred Mai-ston, 
being extended by Ed Bartlett, Freshman 
Pentathlon winner, who has licen consist- 
ently hitting near the six-foot standard. 
Bartlett should also l)e a threat in the 
broad jump and the sprints. 
The schedule of events follows: 
Monday, 60-yard dash and broad jump; 
Tuesday, 440-yard run trials and finals, 
and shot-put; Wednesday, 60-yard hur- 
dles and high jump; Thursday, 880-yard 
run; Friday, mile run. All truck events 
will l)e held on the Imard track, but the 
field contests will take place In the Cage. 



two years ago, and Uvrry Durrell and Pete 
Seay, who were outstanding on Bill 
Fowle's aggregation last Spring, are all 
making bids for infield posts. Sophomore 
Bill Nelligan is another Fowle-coached ball 
player who might hold down one of the 
three garden posts during the course of the 
coming season. 

Within the next two weeks, the coach- 
ing staff will have tentatively chosen the 
starting line-up for the opener with 
Princeton in the first contest of the four 
game tour to be made in the Spring va- 
cation. Until then, practice sessions will 
follow practically the same routine as 
before, with stress lieing laid on the bat- 
tery, fielding and batting practice, and the 
perfection of double-play technique. 



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Open with Bowdoin 

Prospects Appear Poor 
With Capt. Porter, Five 
Others Lost to Squad 

Opening April 29 against Bowdoin on 
the Taconic Links, the Williams golf team 
will l)egiii an eleven-match schedule, 
one of the hardest yet undertaken by a 
Purple six, which Includes five mutches in 
the New England Intercollegiute league 
Hard hit by the U»is of Captain I*f Porti.,; 
■X veteran of two yeai«' standing, and with 
only one letternmn ivturning. Coach Dick 
Baxter will l)e faced with a difficult jaol). 
lem of molding together a prest-ntable 
squad to meet such teams as Yule and 
Harvard. 

Heading the imrade of aspirants for 
regular positions, Jeff Young, who al- 
ternated at five and six last season, apijtars 
to l)c the oidy man certain of teeing off 
against the Polar Bi'aix. The leudinn 
candidate! from lust years' once-defeat(Hi 
yearling outfit Is Bob .lones, a consistent 
seventies man, who will give Young stiff 
C(Mnpetltion for number one |«)Nllii)n. 
Ward West, the only other golfer buck who 
saw action last spring in vaiwity compe- 
tition, will be a leading contender for one 
of the top IxTths. 

Sophomore Material Promising 

Jim McArthur, numlx'r 2 on the 1939 
team, Frank Gllletl, fully recovercnl from 
an injurt'd kne<>, and Bill Wllllam.soa, 
known for his long Iron shots, are the lead- 
ing .sophomores for the other start iiig 
Ix>sitions, along with Howie Shebk' and 
Ix)U Krauthoff. 

0|)enlng against Bowdoin and closing 
with Amheint on May 31, the .schedule 
calls for two week ends of New EnglamI 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 



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Weak Golf Team to 
Open with Bowdoin 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 

IntercnlleKittte leuguc play,fapiii(i;Haivaid, 
Dartmouth, and Brown in New Haven 
over May 7 and 8. The following week- 
end the team will travel to Worcester to 
compete against Holy Cross and Yale, 
led hy Captain Sherry Munson, last year's 
winners of the New England league. 
Cornell, Union, and Wesleyan, in addition 
to the Lord Jeffs, Little Three titleholders, 
are the other listed opponents. 

Two weeks after the vacation. Coach 
Dick Baxter will issue the first call for 
candidates. From a 36-hole qualifying 
test, the six lowest scorers will probably 
face Bowdoin in the order of their totals. 
A person qualifying outside the first six 
places may get on the team or improve 
his position by challenging two men above 
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(Continued (rom Fourth PBxe) 

Varsity Golf— Apiil 24tli, Cornell; 29tli, 
Bowdoin; May 7th, Harvard at New 
Haven; 8th (morning), Dartmouth at 
New Haven; 8th (afternoon), Brown at 
New Haven; 12th, Union, away; 14th, 
Holy Cross at Watertown; 15th, Yale at 
Wat«rtown; 19th, Wesleyan; 21st-22nd, 
N.E.LG.A. play-ofTs; 31st, Amherst. 

Varsity Lacrosse — April 24th, Lafay- 
ette; 30th, Tufts, away; May 1st, M.LT., 
away; 7th, New Hampshire; 22nd, Union. 

Freshman Baseball — May 1st, Hotch- 
kiss, away; 8th, Williston; 12th, Deerfield 
away; 15th, Wesleyan; 22nd, Amhemt, 
away; 31st, Brooklyn Poly Prep. 

Freshman Track— May 1st, Nott Ter- 
race; 8th, Wilbraham, away; May 15th, 
Little Three. 

Freshman Tennis — April 28th, Kent; 
May 1st, Hotchkiss away; 12th, Deerfield, 
away; 15th, Wesleyan; 22nd, Amherst; 
31st, Brooklyn Poly. Prep. 

Freshman Golf — May 1st, Hotchkiss, 
away; 8th, Clark School; 15th, Little 
Three. 

Freshman Lacrosse — May 8th, Deer- 
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Falls Academy; 31st, Brooklyn Poly 

Prep. 

't: 

Dennett Discusses Factors 
of His 'Nice Boy' Speech 

(Continued (rom First Paget 
undergraduate Gargoyle society, and 
Professor James B. Pratt '98 who spoke 
for the faculty and alumni. At the con- 
clusion of these addresses. Dr. Dennett 
elaborated his idea that some way might 
be found to determine ability by other 
means than entrance credits. To remedy 
this situation some sort of a scholastic 
aptitude test would have to be formed and 
administered much earlier than has been 
the case previously, so that mental ability 
will be on a par with the other require- 
ments. 



Purple Fencers Bow 
To Red Raiders, 12-5 

A i)owerful Colgate fencing team handed 
Williams its third defeat in five starts by 
gaining a 12-5 victory in the Lasell Gym- 
nasium last Friday night. The Purple 
swordsmen displayed a reversal of form in 
bowing to the Red Rajders, dropping seven 
of nine foil Ixiuts in which Captain Dick 
Duffield of the visitor's took his three con- 
tests, in addition tc| winning one sabre 
match. 

The Ephmen managed to tie Colgate in 
the sabres when Art Weil downed the 
previously undefeatec,! Duffield while Lyn 
Sharpless also won a iwint for the home 
team in that division. Howie McGregor, 
yearling star and former Michigan junior 



epte chani|)ion, broke even in two lx)Ut8 
of liis sijecialty, while Grant Thompson 
finally outduelled his foe in the foils divi- 
sion. Sharpless took tlie only other point 
for Williams by winning one of liis three 
foil encounters. 

The next match is against Union at 
Schenectady Saturday, it was announced 
by Manager Sharpless after the Colgate 
meet. Dick Lawrence who was unable to 
participate Friday is expected to return to 
the line-up. The others who are to com- 
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S. R. Harlow of Smith to 
Speak Tuesday in Jesup 

Professor S. Ralph Harlow of Smith Col- 
lege will discuss "Christianity's Resi^nsi- 
bility for the Rise of Communism" Tues- 
day evenini? at 7.30 p. in. in Jesup Hall 
under the auspices of the Williams Chris- 
tian Association together with the Forum. 
Professor Harlow established an enviable 
reputation in the college earlier in the year 



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in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, Sun- 
day, December 12. 

Dr. Harlow fostered the conference be- 
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in Northampton March 5 on education as 
part of a project which will culminate in a 
session to be held at Smith in April for 
consideration of New England collegiate 
education. LonK prominent in Socialist 
circles, the Smith professor has run for 
office on that ticket and gone on the stump 
for the party on several occasions in the 
past. He has also made trips through the 
South to observe the economic and social 
conditions of share croppers. 



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and it is generally acknowledged that the 
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sible that lie ivao not aatJHlied with Wilhaiiislowii'B 
peaceful, quiet atiiiusphere and wanted now blowl 
of a type that might pep it up? Bid he really want 
the fraternity raiiU resumed and more windows 
brolten? 

Tliruugh Ins words we have awiuireil a far from 
enviable reputation. Wherever «e go, our friends 
greet us with special emphasis on the "nice". Per- 
haps, however, this is the ideal for the college stu- 
dent. OS an e<litorial in the Boston flirald said that 
"four-fifths of the college presidents in the I'nited 
States would probably give two '(2)' professors of 
history ami a baseball coach for a doien students of 
the type President Dennett says Williams has too 
many of". 

The article conclude<l that if "Williams has diffi- 
culty in enrolling a representative number of non- 
nice lads, on exchange of studetds for a year or two 
might be effected with colleges less fortunate so- 
cially . . , . some Boston or New Yorli lads would 
enjoy a sojourn in the rarifietl Berkshires, and, who 
knows, some Williams boys might not object to get- 
ting their faces dirty". 

-\t the present time we are heartily sick of the 
situation. THE RECORD, New York papers, and 
Boston journals all mentioned the fact that Dr 
Dennett had named certain preparatory schools us 
the alma mater of "nice boys", something later 'n- 
dignantly denied by our President. Wliere ■■ i. we 
turn for the truth? .\s long as the facts oi' ■"'- 
known, let us mark up tlie whole episode mei .> i" 
some uncontrollable mania for publicity oi. ! M 
Dennett's part. 

(Signed;) 

Cliiirhx M. Wihls '4 



personal grudge against the "unnice", but 1 do 
maintain that they should presume tu no higher 
than their Proper Place in Society. 

W. S. C. 
(Ed. note — Capitaliiution and italics are those of 
the writer.) 

'Nice Boys' Provoke Many 
Quips in Collegiate Press 

(Continued trom First Page) 
try for anything other than what they had, 
but also slandered their "proctors" by say- 
ing that these gentlemen were what kept 
Princeton from ever achieving the "cross- 
section of I/ife" for which it has been striv- 
ing so long. 

At Amherst the reaction of the Amherst 
Student signified that a chord had been 
struck for them to bliist the almost tradi- 
tional apathy of the untlergraduate intel- 
lect on the Lord Jeff caminis right into 
oblivion. 



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To the ICditor of THE RJCC'OHI), 

Dear ^ir: « 

I should like to join with "A Meinljer of lOMS" 
in viewing with Alarm Dr. Dennett's nienuciiig utti- 
tmle towiiril Williunia qq a Gentleman's C^oUeRe. 

Surely tlie President should know timt the Wil- 
liuynsfieiillnmai) in here for the cultivation of "\'irtue 
& IMety, and the Knowledge of ... . LauRuaKes and 
of the Liberal Arts," and that to phu-e beside him as 
an equal in this genteel endeavor the unctrnth, biir- 
barian proiluct of a public school, is to imply that 
the latter has as much claim as the former to being a 
gentleman! If Dr. Dennett believed that, he 
would have to believe also tlint it is within the 
power of even the lowest in the land to become a 
gentleman! 

To get at the root of the troulilc: If the Tax- 
payers would but come to their senses, and realize 
that a Sucialistic system of "education" for the 
masses can result, and in resulting, in nothing hut 
the overrunning of our colleges by that part of 
society which lias proven itself ('/*//(, and in the 
dangerous dissemination of IdaiN among those wlio 
ai6 too L'nsophisticated to think Hightly,— '"-k/i, 
steps might be taken to insure that not Williams 
College alone, but Society At I-urge would no longer 
have to face the menaces of Mobocracy and the 
plebian contamination of Culture. 
(Signed:) 

William S. Crosby '39 

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WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1937 



No. 2 



Harlow States 
Capitalism Not 
As Christianity 

Smith Religion Professor 
Talks to W.C.A.-Forum 
Audience of Christian 
Effect on Communism 



"My own personal belief is that capital- 
ism is not consistent witii the spiiit of 
Chiistiunity," declared Di'. S. Ralph Har- 
low, Piofessor of Religion at Smith Col- 
lege and a prominent Socialist, speaking 
under the auspices of the Forum and 
Williams Christian Association in .lesup 
Hall Tuesday night. This statement, 
which was in response to a question from 
the audience, came aftei- the close of a lec- 
ture by Dr. Harlow on tlie subject "Cluis- 
tianity's Responsibility for the Rise of 
Communism." 

Dr. Harlow also expros.se(l his belief tliat 
communism could not take the place of 
Christianity as a religious faith because 
of its emphasis on materialism. "It has 
the glow of something new, and therefore is 
attractive," the speaker said. "But com- 
munism with its gospel of force and- its 
denial of God can not have the same 
strength as Christianity's, which has an 
element which l)ecomes contagious in the 
spirit of men." 

Pulpit Guided by Finance 
> Throughout his lecture the speaker em- 
phasized the difficult position of many 
ministers in present-day communities who 
would like to aid the cause of the workers 
in the locality, but who are driven to talk 
in platitudes "about the Gospel" because 
of pressure brought to bear by influential 
wealthy people. These people, who are 
the so-called "bulwarks of the church" be- 
cause of their donations, actually are its 
corrupters, the speaker stated, since tney 
prevent the church from furthering the 
workers' cause, thus forcing a turn to such 
faiths as communism. 

After defining his idea of religion, that it 
should be a synthesis of the religion of 
Jesus and aboul Jesus, Dr. Harlow showed 
how the five great principles on which 
Christianity is based liave their counter- 
parts in communism. These principles he 
defined as universal religion, the mission- 
ary spirit, a passionate demand for justice, 
the abolishment of barriers between groups, 
and the complete abandonment of oneself 
to the idea of brotherhood. Because 
Christianity was made up of these ele- 
ments, it sowed the seeds in the minds of 
the people who produced communism, 
he declared. Christianity's great mistake 
here was to preach about injustice, and 
then fail to do anything about it because 
of the corrupt influences of the day. Dr. 
Harlow asserted. 

In discussing the Reformation as an im- 
porlant historical event, the speaker said 
that its tragic aspect lies in its doctrine 
that the church should be separated from 
the state. This meant that it hs.l to be 
self-supporting and receive financial aid 
from rich manufacturers, who are now do- 
ing so much to stop the Church from be- 
coming a real aid to the lower classes. 
Thus this principle of the Reformation 
ultimately hurt the position of religion in 
the present age. 



Crawford Describes 
Career of Rumford 



"Benjamin Thompson, Count of Rum- 
ford," whose "calm, balanced attack and 
predominantly experimental approach led 
to changes and improvements with which 
the world is only beginning to catch up 
after nearly a century and a half," was dis- 
cussed by Franzo H. Crawford, newly ap- 
pointed Thomas T. Read Professor of 
Physics, in the Thompson Physical Labor- 
atory auditorium Thursday afternoon. 

The diverse character of Thompson's 
work, which ranged from reorganization of 
the Bavarian army to invention of the 
French drip coffee pot, was emphasized 
throughout the lecture. Bom in the 
United States, twice married, each time 
to a wealthy widow, and living during his 
sixty-one years in four different countries. 
Count Rumford's personal life was as 
varied as his contributions to society. 
(Continued on FIIUi Pag*) 



Reynolds '90 Leaves Gift 
For Alpha of Sigma Phi 

MareusA. Reynolds, '90who recently 
died in Albany, has. bequeathed $1000 
to the Alpha of Massaclmsetts chap- 
ter of Sigma Phi fraternity, of whicii 
he was a loyal alumnus. Mr. Rey- 
nolds, a well-known architect and art 
collector, was largely responsible for 
designing and erecting the present 
Sigma Phi House in Williarastown 
which was moved to its pre.sent site 
from the famous Van Rensselaei' 
grounds in AKmny in 1893. 

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Adriance Sees Shift 
In Alumni Interests 



Reports Alumni Reaction 
to 'Nice Boys' Remarks 
as 'Most tJnfavorable' 



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Will Publish New Volume 
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Book for New Phrases 



An etymological motor tour during 
wliich he unearthed many intriguing and 
unusual names, has just been completed by 
Alfred H. Holt '20, author of the well 
known volume Phrase (higins, and an 
associate in the office of Edwin H. -Adriance 
'14, Alumni Director. Covering 7600 
miles and passing through much of the 
South and West, including the Mississippi 
valley flood area, Mr. Holt gathered valu- 
able material for his forthcoming book 
You Don't Say! A Guide to Pronuncia- 

tZOtl. 

Among the more interesting names 
which Mr. Holt discovered were D'Hanis, 
Ysleta, and Havaspul which will be in- 
cluded in the revision of an earlier book, 
Wild Names I Have Met, while the proofs 
for the latest volume have already been 
returned to Thomas Y. Crowell of New 
York, the publisher, in preparation for 
publication April 6. 

Sought Strange Names 

The purpose of the trip, Mr. Holt stated, 
was to check up on some of the strange 
names of which he had heard. These will 
be treated in a semi-serious manner, giving 
the history and pronunciation of the 
names in rhyme. During the trip, Mr. 
Holt completed his record of a visit in 
every state of the Union. 

(Continued on Fifth Page) 



Unusual interest in scliolarsliip instead 
of athletics and "most unfavorable" re- 
action towards Piesident Dennett's "nic^e 
boys" remarks were reported by Alumni 
Secretary Edwin H. Adriunce '14, recently 
returned from an eight day speaking tour 
t nougli the East and Middle West. 

Because of the conflicting nature of 
newspaper articles on Dr. Dennett's 
Boston speech, Mr. Adriance made it clear 
that lie did not feel himself well enough in- 
formed to discuss the president's views 
witli the alumni. He did state, however, 
that "The reaction was most unfavorable 
to what Dr. Dennett liad to say a.s re- 
ported by the press." 

Starting his series of engagements 
March 9 in New York City, the Alumni 
Secretary spoke at luncheons in Washing- 
ton and Pittsl)urgh March 10 and 11 and 
at dinners in Detroit, Minneapolis, St. 
I.ouis, Indianapolis, and Columbus March 
H, 12, 15, Hi, 17, and 18, respectively. 
In all cases Mr. Adriance tei-med the 
meetings "excellent", and well attended 
by alumni and s>il)-fre.shmen, while, in 
three instances, preparatory school head- 
masters were present. 

Throughout his trip Mr. Adriance was 
impressed by the limited number of ques- 
tions in regard to athletics in comparison 
to the great number in regard to scholar- 
ship accomplishments, purposes, and re- 
sults. "This is a decided change in the 
picture," he stated. 

(Continued on Fifth Page) 



Miss Osborne Publishes 
History of Chapin Books 

Alfred Clnrk Chapin, a brief account of 
the establishing of the Cha))in Collection of 
Rare Books written by Miss Lucy Eugenia 
Osborne, Custodian since its founding, bus 
recently been privately printed as a tribute 
to the donor, who died last Octolier. A 
member of the Class of 18()9, Mr. Chapin 
pursued a distinguished career in polities 
and business, and in 1915 conceived the 
idea of establishing a collection of Incun- 
abula, Englisli Literature, and Americana 
at Williams to provide a cultural influence 
usually lacking in small colleges. 

At the time of the official presentation 
in 1923, 9,000 volumes hadljeen jjurchased, 
and in subsequent years two or three 
tliousand more were added, making it one 
of the most notable collections in tlip 
country. Miss Osborne tells of the under- 
taking in informal fasliion with many rem- 
iniscences of Mr. Chapin and his lively 
interest in the College and Collection. 



F. Boardman Elected 
News Bureau Chief 



Comprehensive 
Exams, Majors 
ToBe Explained 

New Catalogue Appearing 
Next Week Describes 
1937-38 Course System 

Schedule Is Revised 



W. S. Simpson '39 Named 
New Business Manager; 
G. Noehren Band Leader 



W. Vandeveer Gains 
.14>3<> G4cr Gliib P<>si 

Wellington Vandeveer '39, of New York 
City, will become manager of the Glee 
Club in his senior year following the six- 
month business competition recently com- 
pleted it was announced Wednesday 
night by Arthur H. Tibbits '37, present 
manager of the organization. At the same 
time Daniel E. Whiteley '39, of York, Pa., 
and Charles T. Young '39, of Scarsdale, 
N. Y., were appointed to the corollary 
positions of associate managers to Van- 
deveer. 

Vandeveer prepared for Williams at 
Exeter where he participated in lacrosse, 
swimming, and debating. Since he has 
been at College, he has won his numerals 
in Fre.shman swinmiing and lacrosse and 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Prose Takes the Palm in New March 
'Sketch' According to Reviewer Root 

By Winthrop H. Root 
Associate Professor of German 

Departmentalism must be breakin^M'. Adams lets us glimpse in "Break- 



down at Williams: a member of a "l8.h- 
guage department" has been asked to re- 
view Sketch. After recovering from this 
shock, the reviewer was able to settle 
down to the enjoyment of the creditable 
and substantial current issue. When we 
were connected with a not too dissimilar 
publication, we should have envied the 
editor his contributors, both for the quality 
of their work and their lively enthusiasm. 

The palm goes in this issue to the prose, 
from the slightly acid editorial to Mr. 
Hector's extremely able analysis of the 
problem of the college poet. Whether 
or not you care for college poetry, you will 
find yourself interested and enlightened 
by Mr. Hector's skillful handling of his 
criticism; we feel, moreover, that his criti- 
cal heart is decidedly in the right place. 

Three of the stories in this issue raise the 
very interesting question as t6 why con- 
tributions to college literary publications 
tend toward the melancholy, sordid, yes, 
even morbid. Just why the supposedly 
happy denizens of the academic shades 
always tend to write about the horrible 
and painful passes comprehension, unless 
it he due to a law of compensation, or 
something; but tiiey do. 

Mr. Marston's "Storm" presents quite 
successfully the psychological effect of a 
drive through a drought-stricken area; 



doAVn" the world at war in 1989 and watch 
one of its victims, upset by finding an old 
magazine of the happier world of today, 
go to pieces (and who would blame him!). 
Tjie story sets itself a difficult task and in 
the main solves it effectively. 

Mr. Mills' "Cicero, 111." is hardhoiled 
and modern, suffering somewhat from 
pyrotechnics of the vocabulary. Of the 
three characters the gangster is the most 
convincing portrayal; it is probably Mid- 
victorian to say so, but the extreme, "tough- 
ness" of the language is not always an asset. 
Mr. Evans provides a lighter touch in 
"Week-end Kid" with the portrait of a 
house party girl to end all house party 
girls (of that type). 

The ladies may not like Mr. Evans' 
estimate, but he makes us see what he is 
driving at. Like Mr. Mills he sometimes 
seems to want us to know how "tough" a 
writer he is. Where these stories derive 
from personal experience they improve; 
where they draw on imagination or literary 
models they are not always under control. 

Mr. Wolfe's "Recovery" reveals his 
usual able handling of his medium, though 
it might be suggested that the phrase is 
made too important and the line of thought 
consequently weakened. "To Jane C." 
by Mr. Mills barely escapes suffocating in 
the images. 



In elections held last week, Francis 
Boardman, Jr. '38, of Riverdale-on-Hud- 
son; N. Y., was voted to succeed Edward 
J. Michelson '37 as president of tlie 
Williams News Bureau while William B. 
Simpson '39 of Bridgeport, Conn., was 
elected Business Manager to take over tlie 
duties of William H. Sawyer III, '37. 
Gronian Noehren '38, of Williamstown, 
was chosen president of the College Band 
fof_1937-38 !!t a niceting of its members 
held Tuesday in Jesup Hall, succeeding 
Sidney F. .Jones '37. 

Since coming to Williams from Deer- 
field Boardman has devoted much of his 
time to new.spaper work, being a member 
of The Record for three years until his 
resignation last fall, and active in the 
News Bureau since his Freshman year. 
He was also a member of the Clee Club as 
a freshman and won his numerals on the 
yearling tennis team. Boardman is a 
member of Alpha Delta Phi. 

Simpson, a graduate of Taft, is Co- 
Business manager of The Recokd for 
1939, a member of the News Bureau, and 
won his numerals in Freshman soccer. 
He is affiliated with the Phi Sigma Kappa 
Fraternity. 

Noehren, a graduate of Williamstown 
High School, has been an active member 
of the Williams Outing Club for the last 
two years, received his numerals in wrest- 
Ung as a freshman, and has played on the 
Purple Knights for two years. He is a 
member of the Delta Phi fraternity. 



Purpose, Method of Each 
Department Is Included 

By James M. Burns 

A description of the new system of de- 
partmental majoring and details concern- 
ing the recently adopted comjireliensive 
examination, required for all students at 
the end of the Senior .^ear, are announced 
in the College Catalogue for 1937-38, 
whicli is Bclieduled to appear next week. 
\n effort has been made in tlie new cata- 
logue to facilitate understamling of the 
major and the degree witli honors of eacli 
department by including a general sum- 
mary of the purpose and method of the 
work. 

The new major, which takes the place of 
the present one consisting of five courses, 
contains three parts. In the first, whicli 
fs known as tlie departmental sequence, 
the prerequisite course is taken in most 
cases in the Sophomore year and is fol- 
lowed by a course in Junior year and an- 
other in the Senior year. The second part 
of the new major consists of two parallel 
courses, one taken after tlie comiiletion of 
the other, the student having freedom in 
choosing from other courses in the depart- 
ment for the second of these tvo. The 
third part comprises a correhition course 
which is selected b.v the student from i- 
number of courses in departments which ^ 
are rcl.ited to his field of studv. 

Flexibility Provided ', 

.\ltliougli three, or in some cases four, of 
the major courses are required, there is 
some flexibility in the choice of depart- 
mental electives and of the correlation 
course, a system which is in line with the 
.\dministration's policv of placing more 
responsibility on the undergraduate. Even 
more freedom is given to the student tak- 
ing the degree with honors, since this is 
designed to develop his individual capaci- 
ties and to encourage him to independent 
work. 

According to the Catalogue, testing of 
the student's understanding of tlie major 
as a whole and not merely of his absorption 
of facts is the aim of the new system. 
This aim will be reflected in the typo of 
(Continued on Fourth Pagel 



^Sketch' Enters Stories 
In Annual Prize Contest 



Friday, March 26— With the March is- 
sue of Sketch out today, Marshall J. Wolfe 
'38, editor of the magazine, has announced 
the entrance of two of last month's stories 
in the annual prize contest run by Story 
for the best college article written by an 
undergraduate. 

Chosen by Dr. Hallett D. Smith, as- 
sistant professor of English, from a group 
submitted to him by Wolfe, the selections 
are Louis J. Hector's He Lay Half-Sleep- 
ing and Sarah Hodges, by Edwin S. Mills. 
First prize for the winner of this contest is 
one hundred dollars while second place is 
given fifty dollars. The last Williams 
undergraduate to receive either of these 
awards was Philii) E. Bregy '36 for his 
Who's Mr. BUlingst in the 1935 Story 
competition. 



President's Tea 

President and Mrs. Dennett have 
announced that they will Ije at home 
Easter Sunday afternoon to the under- 
graduates and the members of the 
faculty and their wives from four to six 
o'clock.T ea will be 8orve<l the visitors. 



AnnualWilliamsDinner 
Will Take Place April 8 ; 
Undergraduates Invited 

The annual Williams dinner, attended 
last year by over 400 alumni, under- 
graduates, and friends, will be held during 
the spring recess at the Hotel Plaza, New- 
York City on Thursday, April 8, at 7.15 
p. m. Although the Williams Club spon- 
sors the affair, all alumni and vmder- 
graduates of the College, as well as fathers 
of present students who are not Williams 
graduates, are invited to attend. 

Frank J. O'Neill '02, president of the 
Williams Club, will preside at the dinner 
and introduce the speakers, including Dr. 
Tyler Dennett, who has talked on two 
previous similar occasions, and is expected 
to discuss various college problems at this 
time. 

Tom K. Smith, President of the Boat- 
man's National Bank of St. I.ouis, Presi- 
dent of the American Bankers' Association, 
and a recent sijecial adviser to the Sec- 
retary of the Treasury, will Iw the second 
speaker of the evening while Heywood • 
Broun, widely syndicated columnist and 
well known after dinner speaker, is 
scheduled to complete the special program. 

Tickets, which can be secured at the 
office of the Alumni Secretary in Jesup 
Hall, are priced at $6.00, although a special 
rate of S3.50 applies for undergraduates 
and members of the last five graduating 
classes. The committee requests that 
reservations be made in the near future 
in order that a definite idea of the at^ 
tendance may be formed in advance. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY. MARCH 87, 1087 



The Williams Record 

Published Tuendtiy Hiul .Suturiluy by Sluilentu of WilliuiiiM ('olleite 



EDITORIAL BOARD 

nol'GI.AS KAUI,E JOHNHTUN, KWS AISTIN nUOAllHl'llST, IIBH 

Kditor-iii-Oiief Mutiuging Editor 

WILLIAM WILLIAMS KEEN BCTCHEn, IBM CADWALLADER EVANS, III, IU38 

Senior AssoeitUe Editor Asiifsniiient Editor 
News Editors 

B. Buiipe, lli.'tS T. H. Noeiiren, 1U38 

r. K. Davis, 11)38 J. B. Swift, 1(138 



J. M. BuniB, 1030 
B. P. Coffin, 1(13(1 
F. G. Oiliett, 11I3B 
A. M. Menl<el, 1U3(I 



W. B. Norton, 11131) 
1'. H. Peters, 1031) 
D. F. Kunsoni, 1I).<I9 
O. C. Williams, 1031) 



C, n. Newman, 1038 , 

B. M. Auer, 1«3() 1 
W, ,S. Simpson, IH.IO/ 

H. L. Thompson, Jr., Ifl37 
,1. 1.. BoynK.n. Jr., 1038 . 
M. B. BerliinK, Jr., 1030 

D. V. Butlenheim, 1937 . 

C. U. Wallace, III, 1038 
J. B. dePeyster, 1030 
W. Lesser, II, 1038 

J. M. Schwab, 1038 



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March 27, 1937 



No. 2 



ABOUT THIS SNOBBERY 

A new note has crept inti) this "nice boy" discussion, and we of 
Williams cannot afford to let the iron grow cold until the matter has been 
hashed out. We speak of the recent indications of "snobbery", real or 
imagined, which have come to the fore in one of the most vital issues yet 
to come before the College. 

We are prepared to admit that the average Williams undergraduate 
is a conventionalist. We say this not so much in criticism as in the 
interests of realistic self-analysis. However, we hold no particular brief 
against the sort of conventionality which makes the student like to dress 
as his friends do, cry "wet-act" in unison with them, and strive to act 
much as they do. In fact, this sort of conformity is an excellent char- 
acteristic insofar as it encourages high standards of social behavior and 
breeds a certain conservatism which is undoubtedly healthy. This is at 
most a superficial conventionalism which becomes unfortunate only when 
it submerges the individual personality and fosters intolerance and nar- 
rowness by forcing a compromise of one's own integrity. 

Although the average Williams man may be a deep-dyed conformist, 
he is seldom a snob. However, certain communications which have found 
their way to these pages would indicate a definite attitude of snobbish- 
ness and I'liiss-consciousness on the part of a few particular individuals; 
but wo h>\v<'. ftnough faith in, and, we hope, knowledge of the student 
body to lUnik ihese down as exceptions. 

The fact that they are exceptions makes them no less objectionable. 
Aj,[i.irently they are a new force on the campus — and therein lies their 
potential threat to a College whose students, have for years jftvidenccd a 
generally harmless conformity to convention. It would be a disastrous 
thing for Williams if these campus snobs should grow so numerous as to 
set the style for a new and more dangerous conformity to convention 
than that which now exists. 

It has been alarming to hear certain individuals speak in disparaging 
terms of people less privileged than themselves. Apparently they are 
laboring under the delusion that the words "gentleman" and "snob" are 
synonymous. Nothing could be farther from the truth, for the real gen- 
tleman is one who has enough understanding and tolerance of other people 
to be at ease with anyone under any circumstances. The snob, on the 
other hand, has neither understanding nor tolerance. 

We cannot now make ourselves believe that the Williams under- 
graduate body is composed of people who are so unconscious of their own 
advantages as to be intolerant of the handicaps of others. If we are 
wrong, the phrase "nice boy" will cease to be a laughing matter, for then, 
and then only, will it correspond to the facts. 



jUIIIIIHIIHIIIIIIIIUIIIIIimilllHInlllllllMIHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIH 



Pundit 



Communications 



Althoush oommunioktions may be published | 
uneigned, if bo requested, the name of the writer : 
must in every ease be submitted to the editor, i 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- s 
ever, the facta stated, northe opinions expressed : 
in this department. | 



To the Editor of The Record, 
Dear Sir: 

The contrast presented by the accounts 
in Tuesday's Record of the Glee Clul) con- 
cert and of Murder in the Old Red Bam is 
significant. On the one hand tlie "only 
Williamstown appearance of the musical 
organization" was attended by a "disap- 
pointingly small audience", while "the 
current Cap and Bells success" proved to 
be a "complete sell-out both nights" with 
scalpers, in true Broadway fashion, at- 
tempting to profit by the general enthu- 
siasm. The flight of the leading lady from 
the Berkshires forced the Directors to 
abandon plans for a third performance 
"in spite of popular demand". 

De gustihus rum eat ditputaruium, but 
the Administration must be somewhat 
ptuzled to reconcile the demands for more 
music courses in the curriculum with the 
pronounced indifference to a remarkable 
performance of excellent music by college 
talent after months of intensive training, 
n musical event of real importance. One 
is forced to take comfort in the thought 
that the college is still fulfilling its func- 
tion of preparing students for life, the life 
ci the tired business man. 
(Signed:) 

Karl E. WeaUrn. 



To the Editor of The Record, 
Dear Sir: 

I would like to take this opportunity to 
call it to the attention of the undergrad- 
uate body and the administration that 
there is carved in the everlasting character 
of stone in our own Thompson Memorial 
Chapel the following inscription: 

"In accepting this gift we declare 
anew our belief that an education in 
which the religious nature is ignored 
cannot produce tlie noblest type of 
man." 

This was written by Williams' former 
President Henry Hopkins at the time of 
the Chapel's dedication on June 23, 1903. 
It seems to me that we have overlooked 
these words in the past few years. Next 
to Christmas day there is no celebration 
which carries with it as profound a mean- 
ing and as deep a significance as Holy 
Week. It has Ijeen my unfortunate ob- 
hgation during the last three years to 
overlook completely this one week of 
weeks due to the poor planning of the 
College year and the requirements placed 
on me by my courses. It is true through- 
out the College, and may College opinion 
be roused to the extent that some petition 
(Continued on PUtb P*|a| 



.IIMHIHIIIIIIMHIMIIIMMmilllMIIIIIHIIIIHIIIUIIHIIIIIIIIIIIlllH? 

The Point to "Nice Boys" 

The cons have had their innings. The 
only expression of any value upholding the 
president has come from an alumnus. U 
is high time that a member of the other 
side, and an undergraduate, puts in a word 
about the notorious "nice boy" si)eech. It 
is admitted that Dr.. Dennett is often too 
blunt and could stand a little more di- 
plomacy. 

However, aside from the fact that no 
school names were mentioned in his speech, 
that he was supposed to be talking in- 
formally to a group of alumni, that he was 
ignorant he would be reported, that he 
made it very clear to all present what he 
termed a "nice boy", that there was no 
criticism from these who heard hiii ..: 1 
that most undergraduate opinion 1ms 'ni n 
formed from garbled newspaper repin t , 
there is still a great deal of truth in w'' i 
he had to say, more than complacent ^\ i ! 
hams like.s to admit. 

Because of the joint influence of the Df 
pression and Dr. Dennett, Williams has 
progressed from its former laissez fair.' 
attitude to one of greater awareness and 
energy, but there is still evident a plethora 
of the former type of attitude. There are 
still too many well mannered lads who 
lack virility of mind, whose admirable 
qualities are chiefly superficial. 

This is a well-to-do college with rela- 
tively well-to-do students. The great 
majority has much the same background, 
the same emotional and intellectual re- 
sponses to social problems, and the same 
manner of living. Associating with each 
other for a period of four years there is a 
minimum of exchanges of ideas, feelings 
and understandings. The tremendous 
growth of wealth in the United Stotes 
during the last generation has forced some 
groups away from sympathy for the lives of 
others, away from a sense of social respon- 
sibility. Williams has an overabundance 
of representatives from that economically 
fortunate class. 

The snobbery, self satisfaction, narrow- 
ness, and vanity which have come to the 
surface in the last two weeks are appalling 
and disappointing. Williams has shown 
about as much democratic and open 
miii^j^d.uyderst andinitfl a^arie^n^ipeljtg^ 
When the response to serious criticism is a 
laugh and a shrug of the shoulders, an un- 
fortunate mental crystallization has taken 
place. 

Dr. Dennett wants to give the potential 
leaders, without social stratum as an en- 
trance disqualification, the benefits of a 
Williams education. He wants to give 
the offspring of the well-to-do the oppor- 
tunity "to feel perfectly at home in any 
cross roads or industrial community." 
The worth of his aim cannot be denied. 
There is too much homogeneity and en- 
forced conformity in tlie undergraduate 
body for a healthy conflict of ideas and a 
valuable exchange of opinions. 

These cannot be supplied by the faculty 
alone. Williams has an emotionally right- 
ist background and it must attempt intel- 
lectual honesty with every power at its 
command. One view of any question is 
insufficient. Dennett wants no complete 
and radical change in the type of student, 
but he does want a more representative 
and virile group. 

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FRIDAY, MARCH 26 
8.00 p. m.— Debate. Williama vs. Ober- 
lin. Resolved. That the United 
States should pursue a policy of eco- 
nomic nationalism. QriflRn Hall. 
SATURDAY, MARCH 27 
2.16 p. m. — Fencing meet. WllliBmB vs. 
Union. Schenectady. 



Cornell Scholarships-f-Cornell Law School 
., has available u 
small number of First Year Tuition 8<';n . 
arships for award to students with an h\ i r- 
age of "B" or better in their college wo-k. 
Application should b^ made at the Dean'b 
Office as soon as possible. 

HousepartieB — Official announcement was 
made Monday by the 1933 
Undergraduate Council that Spring House- 
parties will take place over the week-end 
of May 14th. 

Science Church— Tomorrow the Williams 
College Christian Science 
Church will begin its regular Sunday serv- 
ice in Jesup Hall at l6.36 rather than 10.45 
o'clock. Heredfter 1|ie service will always 
start at this time. 

Fraternity Pledge— The Phi Delta Theta 

fraternity announced 

the pledging of Wellington Vandeveer '39. 

Fine Arts 11-12 — All juniors who wish to 
enter Fine Arts 11-12, 
Professor Safford's Appreciation of Music 
Course, should make application to Pro- 
fessor Weston not later than Saturday, 
Aprils. The enrollment is limited, and no 
application will be considered after that 
date; 

Paul BirdtaU, Dean. 



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Dad, Tve gone executiveP' 



"Running your own life, I have discovered, is pretty much 
like running your own business. 

"In both cases you make an investment, apply all the rules 
of good management and look for some deep black figures 
on December 31sl. 

"And your investment, whatever its nature, must be pro- 
tected all the way. 

"You have an investment in me. Dad. You never gave a 
thought to the risk involved, and the only security you 
asked was that I come out of college equipped for success. 

"I have been thinking about that investment. It didn't seem 
like good business as it stood, so I just had to do some- 
thing about it. 



"Today, I'm out *in the clear'. Your investment is safe- y-^t - 
guarded from now on and one day I shall be able to return 
it with interest plus ... 

"The cost? Oh, just a little money now and then, salvaged 
from allowances and earnings." 

ff^e have a plan that will enable you to 
safeguard Dad's investment. . . or provide 
yourself with funds a few years hence 



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Life Saving Courses 
Announced By Muir 

Will Start First Week of 
Spring Term, Campaign 
for Beginners In el tided 

ContinuiiiK liis jHilicy of iniikiuK VVil- 
liiviiis "swimiiiiiig consoioiw", Coiipli Bob 
Muir luiiiouiipeil tliis wet^k lliiit ii cliisn for 
ult intereHted in obtiiiniiiK Amerifiiii Red 
Cross Life Saving certificates would l)e 
conducted immediately after spring vaca- 
tion, with an intensive campaign in begin- 
ners' swimming to follow. 

Ado))ting the system which he has used 
for tlie past fifteen years in Y. M. C. A. 
work at Harvard, Coach Muir feels that he 
will be able to turn out competent and 
efficient men for life saving work. Appli- 
cations for summer canips usually call for 
this training for councillors, Muir noted, 
urging that all interested should report. 
Rules Relaxed This Year 

Although it is usiudly required that an 
applicant shall have been a senior life 
saver for a year before applying for an 
examiner's certificate, this will not be 
called for by the coach, since this is his 
first year on the campus. Men who pass 
the examiner's tests will help in t!>e train- 
ing of the senior, junior, and begiimers' 
classes, while everyone will be required to 
pass an eligibility test before they can try 
out for any class. 

Deploring the fact that there were so 
many undergraduates today who cannot 
swim a stroke. Coach Muir hopes to help 
all whom he can to overcome this handicap 
by spending time with them individually 
in the jkioI this spring. "This is sometliing 
which everyone should enjoy," he re- 
marked. "There is nothing to be afraid 
of in the water if you have the proper 




WALTER R. COMFORT '38 
Outstanding 175-Pound Wrestler 



Walter Comfort Picked 
Next Wrestling Captain 

Walter R. Comfort '38, of Englcwood, 
N. J., was chosen to captain next year's 
wrestling team at a meeting of the letter- 
men Wednesday. I .osing only two matches 
in his two years of Varsity Wrestling, he 
moved up from his regular l()5-pound post 
to the 175-pound class during the latter 
part of this year's season, thus strengthen- 
ing the team in its undefeated Little 
Three title record. 

On the football squad and wrestling 
team his Freshman year, Comfort i)layed 
lacros.se last year. He prepared for college 
at Governor Dummer Academy, where he 
was a membei- of the football, wrestling, 
hockey, and track teams and sang on the 
Glee Club. He is affiliated with the Alpha 
Delta Phi fraternity. 



training. And though you can now get 
your diploma without knowing how to 
swim, anyone should be ashamed to do it." 



Baseball Squad Finishes 
Second Week of Indoor 
Work in Narrow Cage 

Uniler the critical eye of Coach Charlie 
Caldwell, the Williams College nine com- 
pleted its second week of indoor practice 
today. While the hatteryiiien continue 
their conditioning in the cage, the linutcd 
facilities of tlie enclosure have kept in- 
tielders and outfieUlers from any lyi«' of 
fielding drills. 

Most of the squad's work has consisted 
of tuning up batting eyes as Captain 
Shanty Fuclis and Tom Bryant throw a 
few past each man in turn to get him ac- 
(Mistomed to both right and left-handed 
hurling before the hoped-for streak of 
spring weather allows the group to get out- 
side for a day or two l)efore the swing 
southward. 

While the Ephmen have a full (en days 
liefore the oi)ener with Princeton dowi in 
New Jersey, the Tigers inaugurate t! r 



Fencers Face Union 
Today in Final Meet 

Finisliing its six-nicet season, the Wil- 
liams h'tmiiji team will face Union this 
afternoon at 8clieii<'(^(ady in lui utteinpt to 
gain its third vict<Hy. Tliis match marks 
the (^lose of the first year in which the 
Purple swordsmen have participated in 
intercollegiate ftMiciiig, although the sport 
has not been officially r«'cogniz«'d hy the 
Athletic Ctmiu'il. 

Union, bowing to the liomo team earlier 
in the season 10-7, also was beaten hy the 
Norwich outfit which defeated Williams 
by th(^ same score. The same men who 
fo\ight Colgate lust Friday are ex|)ccted 
to see a(!tioi\ today, with Dick Lawreuci! 
returning to the line-up to (H)mpet(! in the 
foils. Manager Lyn Sharpless, Art Weil, 
who upset the Red Riiiders' jireviously 
undefeated captain in the sabres, Howie 
McGregor, Grant .Thompson, and Went 
i'mith will i''l make the trip. 



1937 campaign against a St. .lohn's nine I i — • 

uncertain calibre this afternoon. ''" | l*a|»(»5 (fj'g PhiloSOphv 

Pscussed by Comer 



John J. O'Brion, Local Weather Sage, 
Predicts Spring 'Corking' for Baseball 

By George C. Williams 

Predictions of an early mild Spring with*ashes", the procedure followed by the 



fisnty of rain to be followed by "foine and 
corkin' " baseball weather were made by 
John J. O'Brion, octogenarian Irishman, 
on Sunday after he had taken due note of 
the direction of the wind "after the sun 
crossed the line." Since his method is in- 
falhble nine times out of ten, Mr. O'Brion 
feels that he has made no mistake on this 
prophecy for the "boys of the college." 

Learned from an old country man, Al- 
bert Allen, "God rest his soul and bless his 



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observer is to catch the direction of the 
wind four times a year as the sun crosses 
the line. At this period, the quarter from 
which the wind blows will indicate the 
type of weather to expect. According to 
the old sage from Peter.sburg mountain, 
Williamstown is one of the hardest regions 
to predict. 

A feud of long-standing has arisen be- 
tween Mr. O'Brion and Professor WiUis L 
Milham, well-known scientific observer on 
the campus, as to the validity of the meth- 
ods which each employs. Mr. O'Brion 
does not take much stock in the predic- 
tions of Professor Milham, and the feeling 
seems to be mutual. But Mr. O'Brion 
did hint slyly that his contemporary in the 
Observatory, though skeptical at first, was 
beginning to believe personally in the 
method, if he ccmld "only forget that he 
wasja scientist." 

Born in Adare, County TJmerick, Ire- 
land, where he attended the oldest monas- 
tery in the South of Ireland for his educa- 
tion, the weather prophet admitted that 
his wife was often forced to remind him 
that the change had come, and that he 
should predict the weather conditions 
again. But once made, Mi'. O'Brion in- 
sisted that his predictions rarely were 
wrong, and so he felt, compelled, as he 
stood in Eddie Dempscy's, to tell his 
broad acquaintanceship that this would l)e 
a good spring for baseball. 



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courses with velvet grass greens, ten- 
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ing, skeet, in our mild and invigorat- 
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tanned, and full of pep and memo- 
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Pinehurst has planned numerous 
holiday dances and sports features. 
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Orange and Black will have a flying starl 
on the Puri)le before the two teams clash 
on the 7th, since they face C. C. N. Y., 
Villanova, and Panzer before that date. 

Present indications are that Coac^h 
Caldwell will pitch his captain in both 
games against the Tigers. It is certain 
that Shanty will take the mound in the 
ojiener, and if he has any luck, it is prob- 
able that the Williams mentor will try his 
portsider in the Villanova game and re- 
turn with Fuchs against Piinceton on 
Thursday. Bill Stradley lias abandoned 
track to report as a candidate for one of 
the outfield berths, and while little chance 
is given in the cage to see how a man shapes 
up, it is entirely possible that the football 
star's easy loping gate may win a spot in 
the starting line-up if his hitting lives \\\> to 
that displayed in his Freshman year. 

Stradley didn't report last season, but 
did a satisfactory job in the outer garden 
for Coach Eddie Williamson in 1935 and 
may turn into what Coach Caldwell is 
looking for to fill the place left open by 
Hank Slingerland in center. Work on the 
gridiron last fall would indicate that he 
at least could handle' himself on the base 
paths. 

Exams and Majors 
Explained in Catalog 

(Continued from First Page) 
examination that will be given. The 
comprehensive will not be merely a retest- 
ing of material studied over a period of 
years but an examination designed to 
bring out the student's grasp of the rela- 
tionships between the various courses 
covered in the major. 

Correlation Courses For Seniors 
In the preparation for the examination 
the attention of the student will be directed 
toward the type of correlation on whioh 
he will be examined. As a further aid 
there will be studied in senior year a course 
which will include the study of subjects or 
I)roblemS which wilj] sum up material 
already encountered In previous courses. 
An opportunity will be given to each 
student in this group.'to receive any indi- 
vidual consultation or advice he might re- 
quire. As it was announced last month, 
seniors will lie required to take only four 
courses, and the Catalogue explains that 
they are expected to u.se the extra time in 
necessary reviewing or additional work. 

A survey of the description of the degree 
with honors for major courses shows 
that in all except philosophy and 
mathematics a thesis is required. In the 
former course, tutorial work of an individ- 
ual sort is provided, the aim being not so 
much to pursue per^nally chosen sub- 
jects as to enlarge the materials of the re- 
quired courses through a study of the more 
important authors. In physics independ- 
ent work on special problems is required. 
On the whole the theses must show criti- 
cal and constructive ability in a field 
chosen by the student with the aid of an 
instructor. Individual initiative and a 
thorough knowledge of the particular field 
will count the most. In some courses the 
theses may be begunj in the Junior year, 
and deadlines for submission are set by the 
English and political iscience departments 
at March 15 next year. 
' 



Theory Class Conducted 
For Linemen by Snively 

Foothall linemen not out for any spring 
siHH-t are daily attending a class in theory 
conducted by Couch A. Barr "Whoops'' 
Hnively in the Liisell (lymnitNiuni. Con. 
trary to tlu^ sysjem now in progicus at 
Amherst, no contact work takes place 
fmulamentals being the only thing si ivs.scd! 
The priiKiipal object of the short training 
I^riod is to lUHjuaint niemhi'is of the 
present Fresliinaii class with Vuinity 
methods, and to give them a faster stiirl in 
the Fall. However, much time is also de- 
voted daily to ironing out particular faults 
noticeable in varsity candidates last sea- 
son . 

Purple backliehl material sustains cdin- 
\)\i\te rest throughout the spring, and (inly 
a few juniors have as yet reported foi- line 
duty. The practice on signals and Hulk- 
ing through plays, however, in intendcil to 
give the Ephmen a, smoother and (luicker 
starting machine in the fall. No pinris to 
expand the system to correspond to lluit 
of the 1.01(1 .leffs have been considered. 



A description of the theoretical a»|)ectB 
of the political philosophy of Vilfiedo 
Pareto, great Italian economist who has 
been acclaimed by many as the prophet of 
fascism, was given Wednesday by Profes- 
sor ,Iohn P. Comer of the political science 
department, sixiaking in .lesup Hall at a 
clo.sed meeting of the l.iberal Club on the 
subject "Pareto — His Relation to Modern 
Political Thought". 

Frankly admitting that niudi in the four 
huge volumes of Pareto remained oliseure 
to him. Professor Comer said that the 
Italian's writings were mostly "eliihora- 
tions of the olivioiis". Pansto made his- 
tory into a great p.sycliology, the s|)eaker 
said, because he studied it from the view- 
point of the mind. 

Pareto, who lived to see the advent of 
fascism and who has .subjected .some of its 
aspects to searchinK criticism, felt that the 
most stable of all states will be that in 
which the elite uses the most ruses, Profe.s- 
sor Comer said. The test of a good gov- 
ernment to the Italian economist was 
whether or not it was adajjfcd to the so- 
ciety in which it was established, the 
speaker asserted. He identified the nine- 
teenth century with a cycle of "demagogic 
plutocracy", and felt that control of the 
masses hy force could not come about in 
the present century. Dr. Comer concluded. 



W. Vandeveer '39, Elected 
to Glee Club Managership 

(Continued from First Page) 
was a member of the yearling football 
squad. He is active in the Williams 



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Christian Association, and has been re- 
cently appointed an alternate .Iiuilor 
Adviser. He is business managci' of 
The Handbook and is a pledge to thel'lii 
Delta Theta fraternity. 

Whiteley came to Williams from l,uw- 
rcnceville where he was a nicinbci' of the 
year book, dramatic organiziilion, Iciuiis 
squad, and played scrub football. He 
earned his numerals in Freshman swimming 
and tennis, as well as winning them in 
class soccer. He was a meml)er of the 
Varsity .soccer and swimming squads uikI is 
on the editorial board of the I'urple Coir. 
He b('longs to the W. 0. C. and is a meni- 
l)er of Psi Upsilon. Preparing at Tuft, 
Young has been ac^tivc in the Hand and is a 
member of the Williams Yacht Club. 
He is affiliated with the Zeta Psi fraternity. 




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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MARCH 27. 1987 



Scholastic Standing of Social Groups 


Semester Ending February, 1937 


Hank 


Average mark 


F<b. Year Feb. 


Members Feb. Year Feb. 


19S7 19S5-S6 1936 Social Group 


Feb. 1937 1937 193d-36 1936 


1 1 1 Plii Gumma Dcltu 


42 3. 4619 3.4419 3.38H1 


2 2 2 Garfield Clul) 


101 3.3182 3.3861 3.3218 


3 K 5 Plii Delta Thetu 


50 3 2S00 3.1S49 3,2103 


4 (> fi Beta Theta Pi 


33 3,27«7 3.2140 3.2041 


5 5 4 Zeta Psi 


50 3.2449 3.2592 3,2590 


() !) 9 Kuppa Al|)lm 


37 3.1847 3.1617 3.15G0 


AveiaKC for all men 


812 3.1728 3.1854 3.1273 


7 3 3 Delta Phi 


44 3.1606 3.3093 3.2805 


8 4 S Delta Kappa Epsiloi 


38 3 1443 3.2730 3.1803 


9 11 12 Phi Sigma Kappa 


35 3.1420 3.0557 3.0491 


10 12 11 Alpha Delta Phi 


41 3.1.387 3 0544 3 (Mil 5 


11 10 10 Psi Upsiloii 


44* 3.1000 3.1212 3.1000 


12 15 Hi Theta Delta Chi 


40 3,0003 2.9724 2. 9385 


13 7 7 SiKiiia Phi 


40 3.0443 3.2000 3.2031 


14 17 17 Chi Psi 


43 3.0380 2.8077 2,8101 


15 14 14 Delta Psi ■ 


38 3.0263 2.9891 .3.0000 


16 13 13 Delta llpsilon 


42 2.92.34 3.0290 3.0134 


17 10 15 Nonaffiliated 


34 2.8809 2.9452 2.9700 


In arriving at the average mark tlic 


oUowing numerical equivalents are given 


our letter grades: A, 5; B, 4; C, 3; D, 2; E, 1. 


•Psi Upsilon has 45 members, hut one member was entirely incomplete In his 


work, having no grades. 




Communications 


Professor Crawford said, "took heat out of 
the realm of metaphysics and put it on a 


(Continued from Second Page) 


sound experimental basis where it belongs." 


be made so that in the future we may lie 
granted our holidays to conform with 






that of the rest of the world. 
(Signed:) 


E. J. JERDON 


A Member of 1938 






Dental Surgeon 


To the Editor of The Record, 



Dear Sir; 

For sheer hypocrisy and unadulterated 
affectation 'Round The Board in your issue 
of Tuesday, March 10, is unsurpassed. 
Let me congratulate a supposedly mature 
editorial staff for a surprisingly puerile 
and childish bit of journalism. The arti- 
cle in the same issue entitled "Dennett 
Wrong, Local 'Entrepreneurs' Declare as 
Survey Shows Spring Street Solid for 
'Nice Boys' ", partakes of the same bigoted 
absurdity. 

Keep up the good work, gentlemen. 
I'm sure somebody will eventually notice 
your superb editorial genius. Keep the 
•high school boys on the other side of the 
;racks where they belong and maintain a 
Mgger and better Williams, a college for 
"nice boys." 

(Signed:) 

A Si. Paul's Princetcn Man 

(Although this is a violation of The 
; Record precedent not to print any un- 
signed communications, the. letter is in- 
cluded because the writer is not a Williams 
man. — ¥.<}/.) 



Holt Finishes 'Word Tour' 
Thru American Southwest 

(Continued from First Page) 

Driving from Willianistown to Florida, 
and then veering to the West through 

[New Orleans, and El Paso, Texas, the 
luthor returned home by a wide sweep 
through the Grand Canyon territory. 
)nly bad driving conditions encountered 

fwere the snowy spots found in the Grand 
Canyon roads and Williamstown. While 
in the flood area, he was forced to make a 
detour of some forty miles between Little 
Rock, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee, 
because many of the main roads were deep 
under water. 

Mr. Holt has been in charge of room 
assignments for alumni during the annual 
commencement period for the past two 
years. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 
and while in college was associated with 
the Literary Monthly, Cap and Bells, Inc., 
the W.C.A., and the Cerde Francais. 



Crawford Describes Career 
of the Count of Rumford 

(Continued from First Pa{ie) 

His spare time Count Rumford devoted 
to an "astounding" variety of scientific 
developments, a list of which occupies 
nineteen printed pages. The general 
principle of steam heating, which was im- 
mediately put in use in the preparation 
of cognac, was one of these projects. 

The observation of heat convection, 
leading to the assertion that heat is not a 
material substance but a form of motion, 
came at this time in his life. This belief 
attacked a traditional doctrine, and. 



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Phi Gumma Delta Leads 

Scholastic Rating Again 

1 — 

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity con- 
tinm^s to top all othei' campus social or- 
ganizations Kcholastically wliile the Gar- 
field Club maintains the .second iK).sition, it 
was revealed Thursday when scholarship 
statistics for the past s(Mnester were given 
out i)y the Deans' Offic<". The greatest 
improvement was that rirgistered by Phi 
Delta Theta, which rose to the third high- 
est standing this semester as compared 
with its status of eighth last year. 

Beta Theta Pi climbed two steps by 
jumping from sixth to fourth place wliile 
another improvement was register<«l l)y 
the Kappa Alpha Society which went ninth 
to sixth position. Zeta Psi continued as 
the fifth highest group .scholastically. The 
most pronounced drop was that of Signu 
Phi, which fell from seventh to thirteenth 
position wliile as a group the nonaffiliated 
members of the college lowered their jKJsi- 
tion to the bottom of the list, from where 
Chi Psi emerged to fourteenth. 



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Secretary E. ,\driance Sees 
Shift in Alumni Interests 

(Continued from First Page I 
Tlu^ campus social problem rcpc^atedly 
croijped up in the di.scussion following his 
speeches, the Alumni Secretary notx-d. 
adding that As.s(K'iute Professor Nelson S. 
Bushnell, who spoke at the Detroit dinner 
March 12, was "extremely well received." 
This dinner, attended by over forty, was 
the largest meeting held during the trip. 



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*'The thing I prize most is my reputation 
for saying what I think. Here's what I 
sincerely think about smoking— it's one 
of the greatest pleasures in the world, 
hut it can he utterly spoiled by throat 
irritation. My job's tough on the throat 
and I have to be careful to keep my 
voice clear. Long ago I found that 
Luckies are easy and smooth and don't 
catch your throat. That means every' 
thing in a job like mine. Next time 
you hear the usual 'Cheerio' at the end 
of my broadcast, you can picture me 
reaching for a Lucky an instant later," 



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irVn independent survey was made recently 
among professir;inal men and women— lawyers, 
doctors, lecturers, scientists, etc. Of those who said 
they smoke cigarettes, more than 87% stated they 
personally prefer a light smoke. 

Mr. Carter verifies the wisdom of this pref- 
erence, and so do other leading artists of the 
radio, stage, screen and opera. Their voices are 
their fortunes. That's why so many of them 
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Dear Edi:ors: 

I am just a hard-working member of 
your board, and it isn't often that 1 shoot 
my moutli off (well, not very often) but 
now I have to speak. I came here, yes, 
as a freshman, some time ago, in fact I won- 
der what could have happened to so many 
yeare of my young life. I worked and 
slaved under Pete Lyon, verily, and under 
Honest John Causey, but now what have 
I got? Itienf No longer is The Record 
office the quiet, dreamy place it once was. 
No longer can I swing the lamps, scream 
with emotion or boredom, hang from the 
chandeliers, draw evil pictures on the wall, 
and insult the Editor-in-Chief with pic- 
tures and prose. I am not the man 1 
once was, for now I am cooped up in a 
dungeon. I have to Work. Seriousness 
has invaded the sanctum of mirth and 
journalism. Putting out a paper has be- 
come a chore rather than guess work and a 
lark (I am speaking for myself, you old 
soreheads, you.) New lighting has taken 



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odds and ends we'll take care of them. 

Guy Lombardo and his Royal 
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waltzes. Besides, the dance floor is 
smoother than ever this year. 

P. S. If it's awfully cold out, rain, 
ing, sleeting, or snowing, don't forget 
that you can reach the Ruosevelt 
by an underground passage from 
the Grand Central Terminal. 

MADISON AVE. AT ASIW S;\. 
• NEW rORK C\TV • 

BBRNAM O. HING8 • MANAOINO DIRECTOR 




Taking steps td insure the prompt 
and safe transfusion of blood in case 
of emeigency, the Health Center is- 
sued an appeal Thursday that all 
underclassmen interested in acting as 
donors report to the clinic for blood 
tests. Dr. Edwin A. Locke, director 
of health and athletics, said that at 
present there are donors for only two 
of the four types of blood, following 
the graduation of, several who volun- 
teered and were accepted last year. 

Underclassmen are solicited in 
preference to upperclassmen because 
their blood will not have to be re- 
placed so soon. In the ordinary 
transfusion the professional donor 
gives 500 cubic centimeters, which is a 
little more than a pint, and recr'ves 
anywhere from $35 to $50 (u the 
blood. The student donors will tie 
paid an equivalent amount, sIum M 
they l)e called upon to give blood. 



the place of the marvelously awful effci'' 
I once enjoyed. The desks have b v 
moved around until I know not wheri ' 
am. My mind is being renovated also, 
under the new set-up, and I am mad. 
Just because The Man on the Hill decides 
to instigate changes with the '38ers as 
guinea pigs, so to speak, why does The 
Record have to go all to pieces and tear 
this town wide opon? Have mercy on 
my soul, this planning is driving me mad, 
and you know what Ihtii means. 

Further, in the Dear Dead Days we 
had a Flip around here, editor of our 
neighbor column, On The Bench. Moipliy 
I think his name was, and he had a name 
on the Campus. He, too, lived in the 
dream world of the old Record, and where 
is he now? Pete Lyon has kept a hot wire 
open to drop the tip that Flip is on the way 
to Hollywood, no less, to work with 
William Anthony McGuire in writing 
scenarios. McGuire, in case you haven't 
heard, dashed off The Great Ziegfeld in his 
spare time, and knows his words. Could 
the hustlebustle of today's office spew forth 
another Flip? Is there a moment of 
revery or recollection in which to brood? 
If you can see what I'm driving at, you've 
got two strikes on me. 

Death to the maohine age! 

Argus. 



off skates that we remember seeing, and 
we're not forgetting the horde of ballroom 
duos which Hollyw<M)d and New York 
night spots have flung about with such 
emphasis of late. Don Ameche, the 
"hero" of the somewhat synthetic plot, is, 
as they say in East Boston, a "fagan" of 
the first water; his performance in a lugu- 
brious melodrammer called My Sin (if our 
memory serves us right) put this lad on 
the way to stardom, but with this new im- 
personation of an actor he hits the depths. 
Zweitauaend 



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ALESand BEERS 



In our search for an Around the Board to 
end all Around the Boards, we ham un- 
covered this masterpiece, the work of a con- 
temporary. 

The change of scheduled time for the 
weekly faculty meetings comes as some- 
thing of a stuprise. Why should not the 
faculty meet in its old routine? Why 
must a small matter like the majority 
vote entail such a drastic change? The 
answer, classic though it may be, is "Why 
not?" 

It has seemed to this writer for a long 
time that Williams men should be gentle- 
men. If they are not gentlemen then 
what are they? A liberal education should 
give a sincere student the opportunities for 
which he has been waiting. If he goes to 
prep school or high school it makes no 
difference, because he has the social op- 
portunity securely subordinated to the pri- 
mary one. The new set-up will mean that 
more fraternities will have to, and the obvi- 
ous result of such an effect will in turn be 
nil. 

Whether he takes Political Science 
English 203, he must still remain ir 
tact because the faculty has subst:> xi^rl 
this significant measure. And if tiie 
rushing system goes through as ori^- i;il'y 
planned, there is no reason to sup.^nic- it 
will not. Gentlemanliness, then, m no 
longer at a premium as regards the under- 
graduate's relations with his extra-curricu- 
lar undertakings, tmsupported though 
they may be by this outside force. The 
fact is that they may find him difficult, for 
to tax is to destroy. 

Flickers One in a Million, at the Walden 
Sunday and Monday, manages 
to be the brightest of the season's musicals 
almost entirely because of the presence of 
Sonja Henie and the Ritz Brothers. The 
diminutive young Scandinavian ice ar- 
tist is the most graceful performer on or 






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VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1937 



No. 3 



Colleges Today Face 
Dilemma of Finance 

Article Cites Williams as 
Refuser of N. Y. A. Aid, 
Recipient of Big Gift 

American colleges today stand at tlie 
raossroads of Kovernnient subsidy with its 
implicutionR of politico! control or of ii ro- 
turn to their status as privately-supported 
institutions, a rank few have been able to 
nuvintain through the years of depression. 
At least, this is what Thomas M. Johnson 
says in an article entitled "Colleges on the 
Dole?" wliich appeared in the "This 
Week" section of Sunday's New York 
lleraki Tribune. 

"All but a few ultra-conservatives like 
Swurthniore, Williams, and Hamilton have 
Ix'coine N. Y. A. lieneficiaries; so many 
publicly-controlled institutions have ac- 
cejjted Federal building funds that that 
ttccciunts for practicuUy all their lecently 
heriililed increase in l!)3(i income," Mr. 
Johnson asserts, declaring that last year 
the National Youth Administration allot- 
ted $15,500,000 to needy college students 
in worli relief. 

Government Aid Hit 

Though this government assistance, the 
writer believes, has kept many students in 
(•ollcse, it has been criticized much as in the 
following jiMssago which Mr. Thomjison 
quotes from Dr. Robert I.. Kelly, retiring 
veteran official of the Association of Anieri- 
ouii Colleges; 

"Tlie fact that the Federal Ciovernment 
has assumed resiionslbility largely for re- 
lief and that an increasing number of i ti- 
zens are disposed to look to the state for 
emergency and for permanent aid, hius un- 
(Uiiihtedly affected adversely the whole 
trend of private philanthropy." 

Furthermore, Mr. .lohnson jjoints out 
that donors taxed for the support of higher 
"(MUcation are unlikely to give to higher 
education out of what they have left. ITis 
warning that government aid may mean 
attempted state control Mr. .Johnson docu- 
ments by citing the Glenn Frank case 
where the Wisconsin hea<l was removeil by 
political appointees. 

In spite of all tiiis, alumni and friends 
have again begun to give to private colleges 
Mr. .Johnson i-eports. "The autumn 
opened with a bang," he sjiys. "Harvard 
acknowledged nearly 56,000.000 in Tercen- 
tenary gifts, and Williams, $2,700,000; 
Duke and Fisk universities got $1,.500,000 
each, and Mt. Holyoke, SI, 000,000." 
After this mention of Williams as one of 
those most benefitted by the resurgence in 
private donations, the writer discusses 
the similar increase in gifts to other ob- 
jects, both charitable and religious, than 
higlier education. 



Clement and Adams 
Victors in Ski Meet 



Chemistry Students Begin Test-Tube 
Truck Garden for Novel Experiment 

Issue Strikes at Roots of Agricultural Interests As 
Local Grocers Fear Loss of Livelihood 



By George C. Williams 



i 



Remarkable for its surprising, unusual,* pie te in each case as soon as the chemical 



and Utopian implications, is the "test-tube 
truck garden" which will be developed by 
students in the chemistry department 
under the direction of Dr. J. Fitch King 
with synthetic soil of chemically treated 
sand and water as the ixjuiishing staff of 
life. 

Complete from green peas to giant ''>- 
bacco stalks, the experiment is the re.-ull 
of tt written communication with Dr. >Snin 
F. Trelease, well-known head of the botany 
department of Columbia University, and 
an authority on "bottle fed" plants in this 
country. Similar in theory to the set-up in 
the chemi.stry department was the short 
film recently shown at the Walden, which 
pictured large tomato plants growing from 
sawdust, excelsior, and chemically treated 
water. 

Farmers Threatened 

Theateniiig the very roots of the vege- 
table and fruit industries in agriculture, 
the new method may force such people out 
of business entirely unless they invest in 
greenhouses and all the paraphernalia nec- 
essary for the cultivation of the plants. 
At present, all other researcli is liable to 
susix'nsion at a minute's notice, since all 
hands in the Thompson Laboratory turn 
to the new enterjiri.se with enthusiasm. 

Simple in procedure, the process Is com- 



Wlth practically perfect snow condi- 
tions prevailing. Tommy Clement, Brad 
Adams, and other representatives of the 
Williams Outing Club skied to victory in 
three events held on Bromley Mountain in 
an informal week-end meet at Manchester, 
Vermont, Saturday and Sunday. 

Saturday's program consisted of two 
slalom races, in the morning and the after- 
noon, with Adams winning the former over 
a big field, and Clement and B. Howe 
finishing in second and third places, re- 
spectively. The afternoon slalom saw 
Captain Tommy Clement, star performer 
of the Williams group edge out Emery 
Katzenbach of the New York Amateur 
Ski club to take firfet place over the un- 
usually difficult course set up by Boland 
Palmedo '17 on the Manchester tow hill. 

Over the treacherous lower trail on 
Bromley Mountain, never before used for 
racing purposes. Brad Adams rose to new 
heights as he maneuvered the bumpy, 
ice-covered rout« to win in 2:37. Against 
members of the New York Amateur Ski 
club and the Thunderbolt Club of Adams, 
the other Williams' skiers managed to net 
sit out of the next eight places. Clement 
'ook second position after falling once to 
come in eight seconds after Adams, while 
Hank Stanton was credited with third 
place. The next places went to the fol- 
lowing: Herman Peck, Nancy Reynolds, 
of Bennington, Martin Brown, Al Freeman 
and Rees Harris. 



elements for each plant have been deter- 
mined. Using as a "guinea pig" a licaii 
from an "A & P" store from its purcliase to 
its harvest, the chemists have Illustrated 
the handling of the new Industry. Split 
and soaked In water until It sprouts, the 
l)ean Is Iransplated to the synthetic soil 
when two or three Inches high. In a jar 
with a fine wire mesh for a bottom, the new- 
home of the bean is saturated once a day 
with a quart of solution which contains 
such chemicals as iron, ammonium nitrate, 
magnesium sulphate, potassium acid phos- 
phate, and the essential "tonic" without 
which the plant could not grow. 

Students May Grow Own Cigars 

Since chemicals a'-e cheap, and the solu- 
tion can be caught and re-used, this eco- 
nomical metliod has taken hold rapidly in 
many places, especially in the West where 
heat and sunlight are plentiful. Students, 
too, find the simplicity of the affair very 
attractive, for in the short period of four 
months, without much worry on the stu- 
dent's part he may find himself the proud 
father of a strapping six foot tobacco plant. 

Although the fiek! has not yet been ex- 
panded to the plac where it will prove 
a serious hindrance to the grain farmer 
and the large orchard owners, there has 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Professor Harold Laski 
Speaks Here Tomorrow 



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Lehman Cup Events 
Open Track Season 



Tiffy Cook Shows Most 
Froiiiise A* Thirty -Five 
Enter Annual Contest 



Monday, March 29 — The annual Ijcb- 
man Cup track meet opens this afternoon 
with a field of thirty-five aspirants entered 
in the eight events. The preliminary two- 
weeks' practice, required this year for the 
first time, has not shown up any out- 
standing new material, although the Var- 
sity and Freshman squads both seem to be 
shaping up well In preparation for their 
first official test. 

Tiffy Cook, stellar qunrter-mller. looms 
as one of the strongest and most well- 
rounded entrants and will compete in 
seven of the eight events, while Pete 
Gallagher is favored to pick up |ioints 
in the two opening events this afternoon, 
the 60-yd. dash and the broad jump. 
Neither Rog Moore or Bare Kingman, 
former winners, will take a second crack 
at the cup. 

Whitaker Fevered in Dashes 

Ed Whitaker and Fred Beals are strong 
candidates for sprint honors, while Aldy 
Briggs is favored in the broadjump. The 
middle distance runs will see the keenest 
competition of the meet, with the mile run 
on Friday probably the most uncertain 
as to outcome. Bill Collens, Bay Kilinni, 
Johnny Marshall, and Ken Rood, all 
members of last fall's cross country tei'i., 
will take the mark along with Ted Wills, 
who has shown up as the best freshman 
at that distance. 

Don Brown, runner-up to Moore last 
year, is expected to show the way to a large 
field in the 880 t«st with .Jim Gregory and 
(Continued on Fourth Page! 



Rioted Italian Translates 
Book by W. N. C. Carlton 

The Italian translation of Librarian 
William N. C. Carlton's Pauline: Favorite 
Sister of Napoleon, originally published in 
English in 1931, has been received recently 
by the College Library. Approximately 
10,000 copies of the English version of the 
book have been sold during the past five 
years, while the translation has gone into 
its second edition within a month of its 
publication. 

Translated by Mario Borso, Italian man 
of letters, the book was published in Italy 
by the Fratclli Treves Company of Milan. 
It is one of a series of volumes called 
"Women in History" to which Mr. Carlton 
is the only foreign contributor. 



Audience Vote Goes 
to Oberlin Debaters 



Ohioans Change Subject 
fft Ilalf-W^y Potnt btit 
Get Audience Vote, 13-3 

Three Oberlin di^baters travelled 700 
miles to uphold the doctrine of economic 
internationalism against the Adelphic 
Union Friday night in Griffin Hall, and 
when midway in the debate they discov- 
ered that they should be supporting eco- 
nomic nationalism, executed a complete 
about-face so effectively that they won the 
unofficial audience vote, 13-3. There was 
no decision by judges. 

The whole difficulty lay in the fact that 
the word, "internationalism," In the suli- 
ject suggested by the Ohioans was changed 
liy the "Williams bureaucracy" to "nation- 
alsim" in the topic. Resolved, That the 
United States should pursue a policy of 
economic nationalism. However, after 
SIsson's opening speech for the visitors' 
supposedly affirmative side, the Purple 
caught the error; and Oberlin was willing 
to reverse their stand because they "had 
enough in their briefcase to prove any- 
thing." 

Glaser Apologizes 

After apologies from the presiding offi- 
cer, Julius S. Glaser '37, the negative panel 
of Robert S. Henderson '37, James L. 
O'Sullivan, and John H. Stewart '38 
started from a clean slate, as Stewart ad- 
vanced the arguments that economic na- 
tionahsm would "do away with the surplus 
profits from exporting, make specialization 
Impossible, drive Americans out of work, 
destroy initiative, raise producers' costs, 
hence prices, and eventually involve us in a 
war." * 

Carlson then set forth the central point 
ol the reconstructed affirmative argument, 
namely, "that the United States must 
make any economic sacrifices necessary to 
keep out of the coming war." SIsson and 
Weinbert reiterated this basic principle 
later, stressing that this is advisable only 
as a short-time policy and that it is unsel- 
fish because it makes extended European 
war impossible by cutting off the United 
States source of raw materials. 

O'Sullivan Points to N. A. 

O'Sullivan retaliated with the argument 
that trade would be dislocated resulting in 
maladjustments, comparable to those in 
North Adams, "where transient industry 
comes and goes in the night." Henderson, 
as the third speaker for the negative, de- 
plored the fact that economic nationalism 
breeds nationahsm, which "with its irra- 
tional, emotional appeal, contains the 
seeds of the war it strives to prevent." 



'Life' May Bare All Here 
At Spring Houseparties 

Life may go to spring houseparties 
if negotiations now on foot are car- 
ried to a successful conclusion, it 
was announced recently by Bernard 
M. Auer '39, official College repre- 
sentative of Time magazine. 

Pictures taken over that week-end 
would be printed In the "I^lfe Goes 
to a Party" section of the magazine, 
an innovation which has already 
proved very succes.sful, and must be 
"representative of Williams, yet un- 
usual and of news interest", it was 
stated in a letter from the pul)lica- 
tio n. Anyone interested in taking 
pictures for this event is asked to com- 
municate witli Auer. 



S.A.C. Gives French Club 
Rights To Present Play 

As its last official act, the 1937 Student 
Activities Council granted permission 
Thursday to the i-evived Alliance Fran- 
caise for the use of the Jesup Hall audi- 
torium in the production of a French play 
to be staged sometime during .\pril. 

Although the play is to be staged under 
tlie auspices of the College's Freiicli or- 
ganization, William J. Peabody '38 lias 
been largely responsible in arousing un- 
dergraduate interest in such a produc- 
tion. Miss Adele Hay, a Bennington 
sympathizer, has consented to enlist the 
services of some of her cohorts to take the 
feminine parts. 

. Dr. Mlchele A,. Vaccwie-lln. aivs'staiit 
professor of romanic languages, and his 
wife will direct the play which is scheduled 
to go into production immediately follow- 
ing the spring recess. La Poudre Aux 
Yeux, a comedy of manners in two acts 
by Edouarde Labiche has tentatively 
been selected by those in charge. The 
play deals with two bourgeois families In 
Paris at the end of the nineteenth century 
engage in frantic "keeplng-up-with-the 
Jones" efforts in order to marry off their 
children to the richest eligible bachelors. 

Selection of roles will take place some- 
time this week with tryouts in Jesup Hall, 
and shall not be limited to those in the 
Alliance Francaise, but will be open to all 
who are interested. 



Forum Presents Famous 
Left-Wing Writer and 
Political Scientist Now 
at London University 



Nine to Compete in 
1940 Prize Speaking 



Nine members of the Class of 1940 will 
compete in the annual Freshman prize 
speaking contest, which constitutes the 
last mass meeting of the year for freshmen, 
Professor Albert H. LIcklider announced 
Sunday. The meeting, which was origi- 
nally scheduled for last week, will take 
place today in Chapin Hall at 4.45 p. m. 

The competitors have been selected from 
a larger group In trials held two weeks ago. 
Two prizes of twenty and ten dollars are 
offered by the Trustees. Dr. Lawrence 
W. Beals of the Philosophy department. 
Dr. John V. Fine of the Ijitin department, 
and Dr. Hallett D. Smith of the English 
department will act as judges for the com- 
petition. 

The program follows: 
The War and You and I Brooks 

F. W. Brooks 
The TeU-Tale Heart Poe 

E. O. Coates, Jr. 
My Last Duchess Browning 

C. B. Cooper 
Final Speech from Dr. Fauitus Marlowe 

S. W. Goldsmith, Jr. 
Militarism and the Average Man Irish 

J. M. Irish, Jr. 
Speech of Cassius from Jidiua Caesar 

Shakespeare 
J. D. Kenney 
The Last of the Rubbernecks Leacock 

J. D. Stiles 
Soliloquy from Hamlet Shakespeare 

A. B. Neal 

Speech on Liberty Patrick Henry 

H. E. Bossell, Jr. 



By Jame.s M. Bur.n's '39 

Harold .1. Laski, EnL'lisli left-wing writer 
and teacher, and one of the most outstand- 
ing political thinkers of the day, will sjieak 
in Jesup Hall Wednesday at 7.30 p. m. 
under the auspices of the Forum. The 
subject of his lecture will be "Present 
Political Trends in England". 

"We exi>ect from him (iaring and the 
spirit of adventure," declared an introduc- 
tory .sjreaker several years ago in present- 
ing the noted liistorlan at a lecture. 
"Laski has the equipment that reformers 
so often luck. He has the training and 
outlook of the historian .... Those of us 
who know our lecturer's writings trust liiiii, 
even when lie beckons us to a bold advance 
because he respects the continuity of 
human tliought and comes to us from a 
close intimacy witli the tliinkers who led 
our fathers." 

Taught at Harvard, Amherst 
Professor I.aski is now professor of 
politica) science at the Iniversily of Lon- 
don iind teaches at the world-renowned 
London School of Economics. A graduate 
of New College, Oxford, he has lectured 
and taught at McGill, C.'imbrldge, Har- 
vard, Y'.ale, and .Amherst, where he was 
the Henry Ward Beecher Lecturer twenty 
years ago. 

Although he is only forty-three years 
old, Dr. Laski has attained a high position 
in liberal-radical circles In England as 
well as in his academic profession. Along 
\vljh ,^uch ciiiinent Hritlslwrs as H. (K 
Wells and Sidney and Beatrice Webb he 
Is a member of the Fabian Society and a 
firm supporter of tlie Labor Party. Wed- 
nesday's lecture will be his second ap|)car- 
ance at Williams, since in 1931 he talked 
before tlie Liberal Ch'b, when lie declared 
that "that kind of commonwealth which 
the makers of the American Constitution 
announced that they would build can never 
evolve." 

Democracy Called Equality 
Professor Laski Ijelieves that democracy 
will never survive unless the mass of people 
are given economic as well as political 
equality. "However great may l)e the 
winning of political democracy," he says, 
"it is only a stage to the conquest of what 
democracy fully lm))lies, which is, I suggest 
equality in every asjjecl of life." 

The next Forum speaker is probably 
best known as the author of books upon 
the theory of sovereignty. Much atten- 
tion has been attracted to his pluralistic 
view of supreme power in which he attacks 
the doctrine that the power of the state 
should be alxsolute over the individuals 
and groups composing It, and holds that 
the old doctrine of absolute control by the 
state is a "legal fiction and a barren con- 
cept." 

These and other ideas of his are set forth 
In the political scientist's thirteen books, 
and it is probably the brilliance and origi- 
(Oontlnued on Fourth Page) 



Classical Club Presents 
Greek Comedy on Friday 

At a meeting held last Friday evening in 
Professor Harper's home in Stetson court, 
the Classical Club under the direction of 
Assistant Professor M. W. Avery of the 
Classics Department, presented a play. 
The Frogs, by Aristophanes, in which 
twelve members of the organization par- 
ticipated. In addition to the play which 
was witnessed by an audience of about 
thirty people, Edward L. Vogt '37, presi- 
dent of the club, read several well-known 
classical stories. 

William S. Budington '40 provided the 
off-stage sound effects of the play with a 
flute, while others who took part were: 
William W. Steele, '37, Scotson Webbe '38, 
Iceland G. Means, Jr. '39, Douglas T. 
Bockes, Harold G. I.athrop, Fredric M. 
Forbush, William R. Crocker, E. Douglas 
Homing, Robert F. McCarty, George H. 
Held, and George S. Cragin '40. Re- 
freshments were served at the conclusion 
of the meeting. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1937 



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Vol. 51 



March 30, 1937 



No. 3 



GETTING TOO HOT TO HANDLE 

Though the sit down strikes and the judiciary have taken the focal 
point of attention on the national scene, the international current of 
events still flows and eddies with the turn of the tide on the Iberian 
peninsula. The rearmament program of England is the envy of all other 
European w^x and finance ministers, but its salutary effects of the present 
hold in store future potential trouble of huge magnitude as well as the 
possibility of an immediate Italian or German thrust before it is too late. 

The recent trend in Germany seems to indicate that the Fuehrer is 
finding things pretty difficult in his own territorial domain. Schacht's 
term of office was renewed for only a single year, Goering cracked down 
on "laggard" farmers, for some reason no one seems to know the U. S. 
Ambassador was recalled and another sent across the Atlantic, Hanf- 
staengl took an unexpected "safety" vacation,. and the "volunteers" and 
fascists have lost a great deal of prestige in the Guadalajara region. 
There are indications that Hitler may be having factional trouble again. 

The other outstanding "bad boy of Europe," Mussolini, must have 
been greatly perturbed by the setback accorded to his "nursing units" 
by Miaja. News is leaking into his country that the roads supposedly 
being built in Ethiopia have received less attention than the terrain 
around Madrid and Malaga. Coupled with the news of defeat, this does 
not produce a pleasant sensation for Italians with recollections of such 
incidents as Caporetto. He and Hitler must have victories or the little 
people whose support they cherish will begin to wonder whether their 
.i;tii .s u'.jt^ liO 'iLWH\ and if their rulers are building a second Roman 
Jjjyiu)!*^ a.i«]L:aii.ati3«i' .pJP.ce in the sun, 

Thf> 1-iit-" ri'iy bi- iir.proaching when the satisfied powers will refuse 
to be driven back another step and when they are sure they could come 
out on top after a showdown. Thej' have the element of time in their 
favor and with every month that passes they are building up more se- 
curity as represented by battleships, airplanes, and other components of 
fighting power. But at the same time the groups in control on the other 
side of the fence are being forced to greater and greater extremes and are 
approaching that unfortunate position when an outside chance is con- 
sidered better than none at all. 

There are two important factors for peace today. Though of some- 
what doubtful validity, the huge rearmament program of an aroused 
Britain is the first. The other is the uncertainty of the use the masses 
would make of large quantities of arms. Experts are dubious of the 
loyalty of the masses to the classes. Social unrest has been driven under- 
ground in Germany and Italy, but it exists. The political situation in 
France remains, as ever, critical, while even the removal of kitchen police 
duties and the promise of four meals a day fails to arouse the enthusiasm 
of potential British soldiery. 

A loyalist victory of greater proportions in Spain or an extensive ad- 
vance by Franco and Llano, an "incident" along the naval line to be 
blockaded, the development of smouldering in the Far East into a con- 
flagration, and any one of many other occurrences in the national affairs of 
Europe's squabbling family could set off the heralded Next War. Most 
important of all, however, is the next move of Mussolini. His "volun- 
teers" have received the most attention and are the most involved in the 
civil war and his the responsibility for getting the chestnuts before he 
gets burned. How hot can the Spanish handle get before he must break 
his hold? 




Query Back in the old days there used 
used to be an expression prev- 
alent that the two most lethaiKie organiza- 
tions on the campus were the Administra- 
tion and the Phi Beta Kappa society. 
Now, it is narrowed down to the latter. 

In an effort to renovate its position, and 
become functional at last, the local scho- 
lastic honor group got together not long 
ago and passed what seems to us a very 
sane resolution. They passed along to the 
Executive Committee a petition to act as a 
clearing house for undergraduates who felt 
that they were not getting a square deal 
in their classrooms. 

We now understand that this petition, 
approved by the Executive Committee, 
was first admired but finally turned down 
by the Administration. We have heard 
from certain quarters that the Administra- 
tion was pretty enthusiastic at one point 
about getting the Phi Bete chapter on its 



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Communications 



feet, and so this decision comes as quite a 
surprise. 

Plenty of students have wanted to kick 
about the treatment they're getting six 
day of the week, between eight and four, as 
any outsider who wandered into the Gym 
Lunch during a Saturday evening beer 
session must realize. And it's just possible 
that there might be something in what 
they say. At any rate, it's worth trying. 
Though the Phi Betes would get a fine 
headache from the whole business, they 
would be performing a real service for the 
college, and a service which is peculiarly 
suited to their talents. 

Now everybody knows that the un- 
happy rebel who has just pulled down an 
"E" "when Bill Jones, with just the same 
stuff, got a 'B' ", stands a poor chance if he 
tries to present his ease to the authorities. 
The matter is pretty delicate, in the first 
place, and then it must certainly appear to 
the harassed administration officials that 
the boy is merely nursing an adolescent 
grudge. 

So here everything is fixed up fine, when 
a sudden decision in Hopkins turns the 



Although communioations may be published 
unsisned, if so requested, the name of the writer ] 
must in every ease be submitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
ever, the facts stated, iiorthe opinions expressed | 
in this deiiurtnieiit. 

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To the Editor of The Record, 
Dear Sir: 

Phenanthreiie, found In coal tar, lias 
gained new interest of cliemists in recent 
years with the discovery that among its 
derivatives are chemicals which may in- 
duce cancerous growth, powerful heart 
stimulants, toad poisons, and tlie sex 
hormones which play an important role in 
the development and function of both 
male and female sex organs. 

Recent workers in this field, among 
whom Dr. Louis F. Fieser '21, associate 
professor of Organic Chemistry at Har- 
vard, is outstanding, have developed a 
number of new methods of synthesis l)y 
which these compounds are constructed 
from simpler substances. The tedious 
work of extracting them from natural 
materials is thus eliminated, new informa- 
tion is gained regardini; their nature, and 
in addition the applieatipn of these methods 
often yields new substances which, so far 
as is known, do not exfct in nature. 

Working in collaboration with Dr. 
Fieser, Williams chemists have recently 
obtained a new substance which beare the 
imposing name of "Methyl-1, 4, 9, 11, 12- 
hexahydrophenanthrene-1 1 , 12-dicarboxy- 
lic Acid Anhydride!" They are now at 
work trying to establish definitely, one 
detail of the formula of the substance 
which is not indicated in this name. 

Contrary to recently published state- 
ments in the Berkshire Eagle and in the 
Springfield Republican, this material has 
not been tested with resi)ect to either the 
cause or the cui'e of cancer. There is no 
present evidence to indicate that it will 
he useful in this field of research. 
(Signed:) 

The Department of Chemistry. 



tides. The student gets his case consid- 
ered, and it is presented in anoymous form 
to the faculty if found fairly logical. The 
Phi Beta Kappa society does something 
more than turn up at Kinsman's one win- 
try day for their GuU picture. And the 
faculty, certainly, wodld never resent im- 
partial critioiBna' frosi Bucb a reputable 
source. Or would it?T 



Flickers Pre-vacaton crowds should 
surge into the Walden Tues- 
day and Wednesday for Camille, for it 
stands as a logical contender for one of the 
ten best pictures of the season. A few 
conscientious objectors who used a logical 
yardstick have registered their disapproval 
of this familiar drama to us, but otherwise 
all is quiet on the critical front, except for 
exaggerated plaudits. Greta Garbo's act- 
ing pulls the affair out of the too obviously 
sentimental rut and drops it as her Ijest 
picture to date in the laps of anyi)ody old 
enough to toddle down to the local movie- 
house. She also puU^ Robert Taylor up 
to the level of a coinpetent performer, 
which is no mean accomplishment. Bring 
handkerchiefs. Fire Over England we un- 
derstand to be a melodramatic tale of the 
Spanish Armada. It turns up Thursday. 
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Notices 



Blood Donors Freshman and sophomores 
interested in having their 
blood analyzed as prospective donors for 
transfusion are requested by Dr. Edwin 
A. Locke to call at the, Health Centre. 



W. C. A. Drive William L. CoUens '38, 
new president of the 
Williams Christian Association, announced 
Sunday that an old clothes drive will be 
conducted this week for the benefit of the 
Williamstown Welfare Asspciation. Col- 
lectors will call at dormitories and fra- 
ternities for any articles which under- 
graduates wish to contribute to the drive. 



1 — 

Infirmary Almon T. Harding '38 and 
Patients John L. CoUe '39 were the only 
students confined to the 
Thompson Infirmary, when The Record 
went to press Sunday night. In all cases 
of serious illness, the parents of the stu- 
dents concerned are notified immediately 
by the college authorities. 



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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 
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Jordan Deplores Our foolish poiitom- 
ponuy, the Amlu'iKt >S7w- 
(/en(,reports Lively I Joyd Jordan who serves 
the Connecticut valley institution in a 
iiuinher of capacities as deplorinn the 
center tap rule recently approved by the 
basketball moRuls. Jordan, an associate 
jjrofcssor of physical education, director of 
athletics, and head coach of basketball at 
the College on the Hill, amonn other 
tilings, "believes that the stress that 
modern civilization is putting on sjjccd, 
speed, and more speed is already so great 
that college athletics should not further 
add to the physical liurden already car- 
lied by the student." 

L. Paul remarks that, to quote the 
Stvdent, "Amherst teams are always built 
to conform with the rules." What will 
the next Jeff hard-court combine be like, a 
quintet of whippet tanks? Howevei' much 
the Sabrina mentor may weep over the way 
the world is speeding up, we have a sneak- 
ing suspicion that he hates to lose the 
advantage which the tap gave six-footers 
like Lefty Jack Coey who spent most of 
the eighty minutes he played against the 
Purple this year in holding the ball safely 
out of reach of short Purple arms. 

Our own Charlie Caldwell has had 
little to say about the new regulation, but 
with still another short year staring him in 
the face, ho is said to have received the 
momentous news with admirable forbear- 
ance considering the harm which it may 
do liis athletes to be si)ee(led u\) on the 
basketball court as well as in the class- 
room. Certainly while our own hearts 
bled to see Bill Stradley and Timmy King 
jumping about to the chests of lioys like 
Coey and Nelson, the Wesleyan aspirant 
for beanpole honors, we detected f(!W signs 
of extreme exhaustion suffered l)y running 
up and down the floor after foul throw-ins. 
Out on the Pacific Coast where any 
man under five-eleven is put in the side 
show as Tiny Tim, they've got along with- 
out the center tap for two or three seasons, 
and indeed it was the coaches from the 
shores of the Western Sea who pushed the 
rule through. They argued that the abo- 
lition of the tap added three or four 
miimtes to the time sjient in actual play 
while eliminating the advantage which a 
human freak gives a lucky couch. These 
tall boys have enough edge around the 
backboarrl to compensate for !o.ss of the 
ball after a score. 

Probably if the Purple were blessed with 
a quintet of seven-footers, we might 
sympathize with the Sabrina stand. 
But the new rule has been t<>sted and ap- 
proved out in the land of tall trees and 
lanky lads; so who are we or any Eastern- 
ers to object to a regulation which may 
even up the odds for the midgets? 



Yacht Club Picks Lewis 
New Head, Reveals Plans 

At a mw'ting of the Yacht Club held 
last Friday in Jesup Hall, James P. I^wis 
'3!) was elected Commodore for the coming 
year to succeed William Everdell, HI '37, 
while F. Kelso Davis '38 was namc^d to 
fill the position of Vice-Commodore. 
Following the elections the Executive 
Committee announced that between eight 
and twelve dinghies of various sizes will 
be available on Lake Pontoosuc at Pitts- 
field for use in week-end regattas this 
spring and possibly for student sailing as a 
substitute for physical training require- 
ments. 

Charles T. Young, UI '39, newly chosen 
secretary-treasurer, Orrin E. Jones '39 
and Peter M. Shonk '40, class represen- 
tatives on the Executive Committee, have 
started to draw up the schedule, which will 
probably include races against M. I. T , 
Brown, Cornell, and other members of t'le 
Intercollegiate Racing Association, be- 
sides the entry in the championships on 
Manhasset Bay, tentatively scheduled foi' 
the week of June 14-18. 



New College Rule Places 
Restriction On Firearms 



A new college rule, that any student 
wishing to keep firearms while at Colh^ge 
must secure the consent of both his |)arent 
or guardian and the Dean of the Col- 
lege, was passed lant week by the Com- 
mittee on Administrative Discipline and 
the undergraduate Council. The com- 
mittee is made up of President Dennett, 
chairman. Professors Doughty and Wes- 
ton, and Dr. Locke. 

The new rule reads as follows: "A 
stutlcnt wishing to keep firearms while at 
College must secure written approval of 
parent or guardian and permission from 
the Dean. This permission will be granted 
and continued only provided that the 
student conforms to all laws governing 
firearms and to such conditions as the 
Dean may propose. It may be with- 
drawn at the discretion of the Dean." 




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Lehman Cup Events 
Open Track Season 

(Oontlnued trom Pint Page) 
Had Griffin pressing him closely. Bill 
Crocker, Ed Bartlett, and Carl Kaclber, 
long with Griffin, liave shown up to the 
greatest advantage in the Freshman 
middle distance ranks. 

Unless Andy Anderson shows up for 
the 60-yd. hurdles, the field will be left 
wide open, with Jack Bunoe and Kaclber 
both standing a good chance for top 
honors. The high jump will be a much 
more closely contested event with Bill 
Stoddard and Ed Bartlett hovering 
around the .six-foot mark, wliile Warner 
Cumber, Fred Marston, Ford Ballantyne, 
and Tiffy Cook all have approached this 
maik. 

Tad Fairbanks has shown the best form 
in the shot so far, with Johnny Reeves 
and Johnny Ahlstrom ranking as leading 
contenders. 

The schedule of events: Monday, 00-yd. 
dash and broad jump; Tuesday, 440-yd. 
run and shot-put; Wednesday, 60-yd. 
hurdles and high jump; Thursday, 880-yd 
run; and Friday, mile run. 



Chemistry Students Begin 
Test -Tube Truck Garden 

(Continued from First Page) 
been a definite assault at the barriers of 
the truck-gardener. And soon Spring 
Street merchants may l)e surprised to see 
all their prize clients beating a path to the 
Lab Campus, as chemistry majors turn 
grocer with cut-throat tactics in a price 
slashing war. 





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Prof. Harold Laski 
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(OontiQued trom First Page) 

nality of these writings that have won for 
him his present prominence. His most 
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the Modern Stale, Communism, Democracy 
in Crisis, and The Stale in Theory and 
Practice. He has also contributed articles 
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Claire Trevor 1 


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WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY. APRIL 3, 1937 



No. 4 



Singers Embark 
Tomorrow for 
Bermuda Cruise 

34 Members of Glee Club 
Sail on Spring Vacation 
Trip Aboard 'Vollendam' 

Concerts Scheduled 



Will Present Recitals on 
>; Ship; at Hamilton Hotel 



By Bruce P. Coffin '39 

Friday, April 2 — Thirty-four sea-going 
members of the Williams Glee Club will 
embark tomorrow from Hoboken, N. J., 
on the long-awaited spring vacation cruise 
to Bermuda. The singers, leaving at one 
p. ni. on the Holland-America Line's S. S. 
Vollendam, will present two concerts dur- 
ing the trip, one on shipboard and the 
other at the Hamilton Hotel in Bermuda. 

Augmenting the Williams delegation will 
be the Purple Knights, who have been 
contracted by the steamship company to 
play nightly for dancing during tlie voy- 
age. This is the third time the musical 
organization has been active during the 
recess, having sailed to Bermuda and 
Nassau last year and Nassau in 1935. 
First Concert Infomial 

According to Arthur H. Tibbits '37, 
manager of the Glee Club, the first concert 
will be presented in an informal manner 
Sunday evening, April 4, on board the 
Vollendam' 8 top deck, with the usual reper- 
toire lieing limited to five or six numbers. 
It is expected that the quartet, which re- 
ceived such an ovation at the combined 
Smith-Williams recital two weeks ago, will 
also perform at this time. 

Thimilloti Hot«l ill Haiiritton will be ilie 
scene of the Glee Club's official appearance 
in Bermuda on Tuesday evening, April 6. 
In an attempt to keep the affair from be- 
coming too formal, Tibbits has arranged 
that the concert will take place in the at- 
tractive Terrace Room where guests may 
watch the singers from tables grouped 
around the dance floor. It is asserted that 
extensive publicity for the recital coupled 
witli the large measure of success last year 
assures the organization of a highly satis- 
factory audience. 

Maestro Wittstein to 'Swing' 

I m mediately following the performance, 
Eddie Wittstein, long a popularfavorite at 
eastern schools and colleges and who has 
played at Williams housejjarties in past 
years, will furnish music for dancing. It 
was largely through Wittstein's efTorts 
that the Glee Club is making its appear- 
ance at the Hamilton Hotel, and his inter- 
est in Williams is further evidenced by his 
desire to play a medley of college songs, 
among which is his "swing" version of 
"Yard by Yard". 

(Continued on FUth PH*l 



Samuel Hopkins Leaves 
Residue of $572,419 In 
Last Williams Bequest 

With Williams College named as the 
residuary legatee under the will of the late 
Samuel Hopkins, cousin of Mark Hopkins 
who was the celebrated fourth president 
of the college, the remainder of his large 
bequests made to this institution were 
filed in the Surrogate Co\nt according to a 
tax transfer appraisal entered yesterday 
which gave the gross sum as $706,733.00, 
and the net residue at an estimated figure 
of $579,419.00. 

This most recent gift of Mr. Hopkins to 
Williams did not come tagged for any 
specific purpose as did the $2,400,000.00 
which was announced at the Mark Hop- 
Kins Centenary, but is to be used for the 
general improvement of the college. 
Authorities yesterday stated that the 
money has "already been spent three 
ways, but now we must decide on the 
best choice." 

Although Mr. Hopkins never attended 
Williamb, his gifts to the College total the 
largest given by any one individual. His 
Rreat fondness for the College, of which his 
cousin was the head, was enhanced by his 
friendship with former treasurer Willard 
E. Hoyt. He died Jime 21, 1936, at his 
home on Park Avenue in New York City. 



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LoUypops, Moustaches and Weird Stunts 
Feature Chemistry's April Fool's Party 



Williams and M.I.T. Plan 
Joint Major in Science 



Dr. Dennett to Address 
Annual New York Dinner 



Dr. Tyler Dennett will address the 
annual Williams dinner in New York 
at the Hotel Plaza, April 8, on the 
subject of "Democracy as a Factor in 
Education." Speaking on the same 
program as Mr. T. K. Smith of St. 
Louis and Heyward Broun, Dr. 
Dennett is expected to dwell upon 
certain aspects of education which 
have been very apparent on the Wil- 
liams campus, and were brought to 
the surface by his recent pronounce- 
ment on the "nice boys." 

With such weighty problems as a 
"social contract" theory in a "closed 
corporation" such as Williams has 
come to be. Dr. Dennett will approach 
his broad subject in a speech which is 
anticipated to set forth clearly the 
trends in modern education. 



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Everything from lolly pops to weird* 
chemical displays suggestive of all the 
horrors of purgatory greeted an enthusi- 
astic capacity crowd at the April Fool's 
party held in the Thompson Chemical 
Laboratory Thursday evening as students 
and faculty let down the barriers to revel 
in one of the funniest and most original 
parties ever held on the Williams Campus. 

No one was slighted in the varied and 
interesting program which required all the 
knowledge of the chemistry department 
to stage, and which taxed the wits of 
every person present to the limit of en- 
durance as humorous skits and stunts held 
the attention of all. Professor Paul H. 
Fall acted as ring master and general 
interpreter for the series of extraordinary 
displays, which he instigated at Williams 
after presenting eight such evenings of 
buffoonery at Hiram College. 

With songs such as "Chemerica" and a 
round called "Three Loose 'Lectrons'," 
a spirit of outright conviviality reigned 
in the staid science building. Skits by 
undergraduates and stunts by the audi- 
ence which illustrated many chemical 
reactions and laws brought to the fore- 
ground such outstanding performers as 



Spencer Silverthome '39 drinking ginger 
ale through a nipple, and Connor Creigh 
'39 winning a marehmallow pull-up, while 
the faculty was well represented in the 
person of Professor Charles Grimm who 
aided materially in passing the match 
box, an electron, in an oxidation-reduction 
reaction, from nose to nose. 

DE NOO WILLYUMS, a play in one 
short wet act, was presented by a group of 
chemistry _m.'iioP8,»><l>il» Btiothev. sWii -% 
John Dingwall and Carl Hazelton ably 
depicted the eccentricities of the scien- 
tific lectiirers of the present day. Two 
black-faced comedians brought down the 
house with their casual patter as they went 
through a series of remarkable displays 
climaxed by a liquid phosphorous scene 
which brought many exclamations from 
the crowd because of its brilliant coloring. 

Music, too, had its part as a xylophone 
duet played an awe-in.spiring conglomer- 
ation of test-tubes, bottles, funnels, and 
other glassware for the crowd. Included 
among the renditions were the "Moun- 
tains" and "Dinah." Metabolic reac- 
tions in the foi-m of food for all were served 
after the show, while the evening was 
capped by a display of brilliant fireworks 
on the lab campus. 



Vacations Center in 
Bermuda and South 



Bachelor's Degrees Given 
For Combined Five- Year 
Courses by Each College 



Only Top Men Taken 

Tentative Plans Almost 
Final After Two Years 



59 Sail Saturday for Is- 
land; 12 of Faculty Are 
Invited to Camden, S. C. 



Rossell Is Victor in 
1940 Prize Speaking 

Henry E. Rossell, Jr., won the annual 
prize of twenty dollars given to the winner 
of the Freshman declamation contest 
Tuesday afternoon in Chapin Hall when 
he recited Patrick Henry's famous speech 
on Liberty. Second prize of ten dollars 
was awarded to James F. Stiles, III, for a 
humorous imp conation of "The Li.st of 
the Rubbernecks," while Edward 'M 
Coates, Jr., received honorable mention 
for his delivery of Poe's The Tell-tale 
Heart. 

Rossell gave the renowned .speech de- 
livered by Patrick Henry before the House 
of Burgesses in Virginia over a hundred 
and fifty years ago when the officials of the 
colonies were still luke-warm to the idea of 
supporting efforts to rebel against the 
British. Swinging into the opening lines 
with a calm and stern mannei', Rossell 
gradually grew more eloquent and dra- 
matic, until he reached his climax in the 
famous words "Give me liberty or give me 
death." 

The only speaker to take a humorous 
passage for the declamation. Stiles im- 
personated a man pointing out the sights 
from an "air bus" trip around the world 
fifty years from now. Stiles kept the 
audience in almost constant laughter as he 
announced "Russia approaching in five 
minutes . . . Russia now in back of us," 
and as he took the parts of various other 
people on the five-hotir journey. 

Coates, taking the role of the madman 
who plots the death of the old man in 
(Continued on Fourth P»ge) 



Seniors Quizzed on 
Value of Education 



Results of R. A. Newhall's 
Intellectual Survey To 
Be Published in 'Sketch' 



In an effort to determine the scope of 
the intellectual benefits derived from a 
liberal arts college. Dr. Richard A. New- 
hall, William Dwight Whitney professor 
of European history, has compiled a ques- 
tionnaire on all phases of education, both 
scholastic and aesthetic. The groups of 
fifty-two questions are being distributed 
to members of the Senior class, while the 
results of the survey will be printed in the 
next issue of Sketch, providing sufficient 
returns are received to warrant a general- 
ization on the nature and content of a 
liberal education. 

Similar to information gathered by 
John R. Tunis for his recent book "Was 
College Worth While?" which was based 
on a questionnaire sent to a Harvard class 
on its twenty-fifth reunion, the present 
poll is described by Dr. Newhall as "an 
attempt to find out to what extent a 
Williams class has been exposed, whether 
at college or elsewhere, to the outstanding 
expressions of modern western culture, 
what intellectual and aesthetic interests 
(if any) have been developed, and what 
educating experiences have been had." 
While it is in no sense any type of a test, 
it is an effort to collect information which 
may prove useful and valuable. 

(Oontlnued on Fourth Pagei 



All but about fifteen undergraduates are 
expected to make a mass exodus from Col- 
lege starting Friday afternoon when thirty- 
four Glee Club members leave for New 
York preparatory to a six-day Bermuda 
trip on the S. S. Vollendam of the Holland 
American Steamship Line and lasting until 
Monday, April 12 at which time the spring 
term officially opens. Following an eight- 
year custom, Clark Williams '92, of New- 
York and Greenwich, has invited twelve 
faculty members to spend the week at his 
estate, "The Cedars and The Pines," in 
Camden, South Carolina. 

"Although more are going south than 
last year, the general trend seems home- 
ward," says Eldon Stowell of the Travel 
Bureau, which has been kept busy day and 
night booking re.servations on trains, 
planes, and boats for points north, east, 
south, and west. Besides the Glee Club 
members, twenty-five are sailing for Ber- 
muda on the Furness liner, S. S. Queen of 
Bermuda, which leaves New Y'ork Harbor 
at 6.00 p. m. Saturday. To date ten stu- 
dents have made reservations on the TWA 
and Eastern Airhnes for Tampa, Florida, 
Chicago, and Oakland, California. 
Clark Williams '92 Entertains 

As in the past there will be a Williams 
special train for New Y'ork which leaves 
tlie North Adams station at 12.55 p. m. 
Saturday. Monday, April 12, a Williams- 
town special pulls out of the Grand Central 
(Continued on Eighth Page) 



By George C. Williams '39 
Tentative arrangements have been com- 
pleted by authorities of Williams and the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
which embody a three- and two-year 
course respectively at each institution for 
exceptional students who desire a degree 
in engineering, yet wish a liberal arts 
preparation before the specialization be- 
comes intensive. Under this system the 
student will receive bachelor's degrees 
from each institution. 

As a result of several years' work by the 
deans and registiars of each college, the 
new plan, as stated in the College Cata- 
logue which has just appeared, will facili- 
tate matters by having a combined five- 
year course replace the six years which 
formerly were necessary. The Bachelor of 
Arts degree from Williams will be awarded 
at the same time that the Bachelor of 
Science is received from M.I.T. 

Compton Broaches I^oject 
An outstanding step in the field of edu- 
cation, the subject was first broached to 
President Tyler Dennett two years ago by 
President Karl Taylor Compton of M.I.T. 
At this time a committee from the Wil- 
liams faculty was appointed to investigate 
the proposal, and Heads of all the science 
departments sat in on conferences with 
Joseph C. MacKinnon, Registrar from 
Boston. The leaders among the Williams 
delegates were the late Professor James B. 
Brinsmade, professor of physics, and 
Professor James G. Hardy of the mathe- 
matics department. 

Since the question of admissions cen- 
tered chiefly about the students' prepara- 
tion in the fields of physics and mathe- 
matics, the representatives from these de- 
partments carried the weight of the ar- 
rangements. Though these are only the 
more general courses required for a scien- 
tific profession, their calibre at Williams 
led the Institute to consider this combina- 
tion . 

Three Years at Williams 
In brief, the plan comprises three yeare 
of work in Williams, with one year of the 
major completed. At M.I.T. an addi- 
tional two years are finished in a purely 
scientific course. Sometime during this 
period the student who transfers is re- 
quired to return to Williams to take an 
examination in his major indicating that 
the major course requirements have been 
fulfilled. 

(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Cap and Bells Elects 1939 Managers; 
'Purple Cow' Announces Editor-in-Chief 

Cooper, Seaverns Win Drama, Business Posts While 
Schultz Will Head Campus Humor Magazine 

John A. Cooper and Appleton H.» Robeit S. Schultz, III '39, of Maple- 



Sea verns '39 were named assistant business 
managers of Cap and Bells at a recent 
meeting of that organization as a result of 
the competition which ended March 30, 
and the two will compete for the business 
managership in the spring, Gordon T. Kay, 
head of the dramatic group, announced 
Wednesday. 

President Kay further revealed that H. 
Barksdale Brown, Francis E. Holbrook, 
and Bradford Whitney, Jr. '39 had been 
appointed assistant production managers 
as a result of their competition. These 
three will compete for the production, 
costume, and property managerships after 
the spring vacation. F. Connor Creigh 
and C. Chouteau Townsend '39 were 
named assistant electrician and technician, 
respectively. 

Kay aldo announced that Talcott B. 
Clapp '38 had been appointed chairman of 
committee B which selects the plays to be 
(OonUnunl on Fourth Pare) 



wood, N. J., will guide the editorial poHcy 
of the Purple Con' in his senior year, it was 
announced Thursday by Gorton T. Kay 
'3S, present co-editor-in-chief of the maga- 
zine. At the same time Kay stated that 
Emile De Planque, Jr. '39, of New York 
City, and John E. Sawyer '39, Worcester, 
Mivss., would assume the offices of asso- 
ciate editors, while Donald W. Jones '38, of 
Little Falls, N. \'., has been appointed art 
editor. 

The election of Schultz to editor-in-chief 
was the result of a year's competition 
among the members of the sophomore edi- 
torial staff. His position for the coming 
year will be that of managing editor. 
Schultz Prominent on Campus 

Schultz prei)ared for Williams at Colum- 
bia High School in South Orange, N. J., 
where he was prominent in dramatics and 
was editor of the year book and on the 
board of the paper. At Williams he was a 
(Oontlnued on Sooond P*c«) 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY. APRIL 3. 1037 



Newman'27,Hacker, 
Ernst '09 to Speak 

'Tribune' Writer to Talk 
April 18 on Question of 
the Press and Politics 



Fred 0. Newman '27 of the New York 
Herald Tribune, Lewis M. Hacker, a mem- 
ber of the department of economics at 
Columbia University, and Morris L. 
Ernst 'OS, lawyer, author, and former 
strike mediator, have been soiieduled by 
the Liberal Club to speak at open meetings 
of the organization to be held after the 
spring recess. Mr. Newman will be at the 
Garfield Club Sunday, April 18, while Pro- 
fessor Hacker and Mr. Ernst will talk in 
Jesup Hall Thursday, April 22, and Friday, 
April 30, respectively. 

Formerly assistant city editor of the 
New York Journal, Mr. Newman, who will 
speak informally on the press and politics, 
is at present American correspondent for 
the Paris Herald Tribune and the Ixmdon 
Morning Post. Following graduation from 
Williams in 1927, he went to Geneva as a' 
member of the secretariat of the League of 
Nations, returning to this country to be- 
come secretary to Robert D. Leigh, presi- 
dent of Bennington College. 

Hacker To Discuss History 

On April 22 Professor Hacker, who is co- 
author of the Hacker and Kendrick text 
book used in the History 4 course, will dis- 
cuss "A Materialist's Conception of Amer- 
ican History." Friday morning he will 
lecture before the History 4 class on the 
subject "The Progressive Movement from 
Theodore Roosevelt to Wilson." 

Mr. Ernst, who will speak April 30, is a 
personal friend of John L. Lewis, chairman 
of the Committee tor Industrial Organiza- 
tion, and represented Mayor Fiorello H. 
Laguardia of New York in settling the 
taxicab strike in February, 1934. This 
meeting will be in the nature of an open 
forum, according to H. Vincent E. Mitchell 
HI, '38, president of the Liberal Club, with 
officials of the C.I.O. from Albany and 
North Adams participating. 



'Purple Cow' Announces 
Schultz as Editor-in-Chief 

(Continued Irom First Page) 
member of the Freshman debating team, 
has been an editor of the Purple Cow for 
two years and has figured in Little Theatre 
and Cap and Bells productions, as well as 
being a member of the dramatic group. 
He is on the Gul staff besides belonging to 
the W. C. A. and the Adelphic Union. 
Schultz is affiliated with the Garfield Club. 
De Planque, who played Vareity base- 
ball and soccer at Ijawrenceville, served on 
the school paper and year book. A mem- 
ber of the band, he belongs to the Delta Psi 
fraternity. Sawyer came to Williams 
from Deerfield, having been class president 
and editor of the year book, as well as par- 
ticipating in athletics. He won his num- 
erals in Freshman soccer and was on the 
Varsity soccer squad. He is a member of 
the W. C. A., Glee Club, and is on the 
editorial board of the Gul. Sawyer, who 
was recently selected as a junior adviser 
for 1937-38, is a member of Zeta Psi. 
Jones prepared for college at I..ittle Falls 
High. 



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3 YEARS AGO— W. C. A. holds success- 
ful Big Brother Ban- 
quet, Allen '34 presiding. . . . Little Thea- 
tre's sparkling production of The Artist, 
Cox and Box, and Kococo attracts capacity 
crowd. . . . McKnight '34, Pugh '35, Swartz 
'36, and Stoddard '35 take leading roles. . . 
Sprague '37 winner of Freshman Declama- 
tion Contest. 



7 YEARS AGO-B. R. Fields, Jr. '31, 
Captain-elect of 1931 
Basketball team, succeeds Cuddeback. . . . 
Hcdden '15 discusses "New Day in Tur- 
key" before International Affairs Chih. . . . 
Sargeant and Swinehart '32 win hockey 
and basketball competitions respectively. . 
Williams Night to be held at St. Regis 
Hotel in New Y'ork during Spring recess. 



15 YEARS AGO— Helfrich, MacDonald, 
McMillan, Olcott, and 
Selden elected to editorial board of 1924 
Gulielmensian at Class Meeting. . . . Base- 
ball Manager Preston '22 announces that 
Varsity Baseball Team will make southern 
training trip during vacation. . . . Zalles 
and Youngman '22 direct Fame and the 
Poet, third of Freshman plays to be pre- 
sented. 



27 YEARS AGO— Otis '12 and Prindle 
'13, injured while par- 
ticipating in first baseball practice, may be 
lost to team for season. . . . Annual under- 
class debating teams composed of Patten 
Rand, Surls, and Pressey '12, and Naum- 
berg, Pitcher, Toll, and Trevor '13. . . 
Parker and Gates ' 1 1 elected President 
and Treasurer of Good Government Club. 
Bartlett '12 chosen head of Gulielmensian. 



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Bread, Rolls, Cake and 
Pastry of all kinds 

made at the 

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x\n independent survey was made recently 
among professional men and women— lawyers, 
doctors, lecturers, scientists, etc Of those who said 
they smoke cigarettes, more than 87% stated they 
personally prefer a light smoke* 

Miss Sullavan verifies the wisdom of this pref* 
erence, and so do other leading artists of the 
radio, stage, screen and opera. Their voices are 
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Margaret Sullavan | 

says Luckies are the answer for 

her throat 



*'I am not sure which is more critical 
— a Broadway audience or the movie 
microphones. At any rate, whether in 
Hollywood or New York, an actress 
has to he certain that her performances 
are always up to the peak. And that 
means being careful of the voice and 
throat. That's why, though I enjoy 
smoking thoroughly, I try to use 
judgment in the cigarette I choose. 
When I first began smoking, Luckies 
were my choice, because I found this 
light smoke advisable for my throat. 
And that's as true today as ever, 
Luckies are still my standby." 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, APRIL 3. 1937 



The Williams Record 

Pultliahed TueMday titid Suturduy hy Stuileiits of Williiinia CoUefie 



EDITORIAL BOARD 

DOUGLAS KAUl.K JOHNSTON. 1!1.-|S 

Kilitiir-iii-Cliief 
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Seiiu>r Asstifiate Kilitor 

News Editors 
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Entered at Pittstield post offioe as second class matter February 28, 1921 
Office of Publication: Eagle Printing & Binding Co., Eagle Sq., Pittsfield. Mass. 



April 3, 1937 



No. 4 



The Record takes pleasure in announcing that, as a result of the 
first competition for the class of 1940, Edward R. Bartlett, Jr., of Bronx- 
ville, New York, William H. Curtiss, Jr., of Corning, New York, Rowland 
P. Helms, of South Orange, New Jersey, Chandler Y. Keller of Liberty, 
New York, Winship A. Todd, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and John C. 
Tomb, of Newton Centre, have been elected to the Editorial Board. 
The editors also wish to thank the other competitors for their work during 
the competition. 

AN OPEN LETTER TO DR. DENNETT 

Today we are setting a precedent. Dr. Dennett, for we arc perhaps 
the first students in the history of Williams College to entertain more than 
a passing interest in what their President is going to say next. Your 
recent and much-publicized remarks at Boston have stirred up so much 
comment and iiroused our curiosity to such an extent that we shall read 
with the greatest of interest your speech to the New York alumni on 
April 8. 

We remember very distinctly that you once said you would like to 
make Williams the "crossroads college," which would be so democratic 
and so representative of the American public that Williams men might 
feel at home with people from all walks of life. We also know from our 
own experience that you have made the Williams curriculum so difficult 
that only a limited "intellectual elite" can meet its unusually high 
standards. Frankly, we are puzzled, and ask for enlightenment on this 
score. On the one hand, you have set up a cry for more democracy in the 
College, and tm the other hand you have instituted such high standards 
of scholarship that many of the people with whom you would have us 
rub elbows can never gain admission to our midst. We would appreciate 
your .showing us just how these two apparently divergent objectives are 
consistent . 

We also have ringing in our ears certain statements of yours which 
would lead us to believe that you are not wholly satisfied with the general 
type of student in your own college. We would be the last ones to hold 
ourselves u]) as models of perfection, but we do not fully understand what 
you mean. Is it that we are snobs? Do you feel that we are insuffi- 
ciently democratic? Do you believe that we are not making enough of 
our advantages? Do you think that wo have faults which are so funda- 
mental and so undesirable that they can only be remedied by the whole- 
sale importation of a type of student not now numerous enough at Wil- 
liams? In .short, Dr, Dennett, how would you have us, or would j'ou 
prefer not to have us at all? 

Do not misunderstand, Dr, Dennett — we are attempting no insolence. 
We ask only that you define your terms, so that we may understand you. 
Until you flo this, you ma.y rest assured that there will be misinterpreta- 
tion of and antipathy toward your idea. Once you have defined your 
terms, we ask you not to feel that we will treat you unjustly. You have 
already said and done many things which have met with widespread 
approval here on the campus, and we are prepared to go along with you 
again so long as we understand where you are going. Indeed, if you but 
knew it, yon have it within your power to have behind you a college which 
will follow where you lead. 



More Liberal Eligibility 
Ruling Slackens List of 
College Underprivileged 

A ,sizeable dooieaKe in the miinlior of 
underKniduate,'* now on tlip list of inelini- 
bles lias resulted from the rule passed l)y 
the faculty last year liheraliziiiK the in- 
eligibility regulations of the colleRe. it was 
announced Thursday l)y Dean Paul Bird- 
sail. 

According to Dean Birdsall, there are at 
present about eighty-five ineligitiles in 
college, but if the old point system were 
applicable there would be an additional 
twenty-eight unal)le to participate in 
extra-curricular activities. The jwint sys- 
tem was abandoned in December, 1936, 
when the faculty voted that, a student is in- 
eligible if "he has two grades of E, or one 
grade of E and only one grade of C or iiet- 
ter." This took the place of a rule which 
made a student ineligible if he received one 
E >nd two D's or lower. 

In an effort to clear up some misconcep- 
tions iks to the present rules on academic 
warning and disciplinary probation, Dean 



Birdsall also made the following statement 
Thursday : 

"Ineligil)ility resulting from either aca- 
demic warning or disciplinary probation 
continues for the period of the warning or 
the prol>ati()n. Academic warning is aca- 
demic probation, and means that the stu- 
dent's status in college is conditional, that 
he is in danger of being dropped at the end 
of the following semester. He cannot re- 
gain ineligibility until he has cancelled the 
warning by satisfactory grades for the 
whole semester." 



H. Rossell Is Victor in 1940 
Prize Speaking in Chapin 

(Continued from First Page) 
Poe's famous short story, jiortrayed the 
stealtliiiie.ss of the lunatic as he prepares 
the attack and his terrific frenzy as he 
hears the beating of the heart of the man 
he killed. Besides the three prize-winners, 
six other freshmen took part in the con- 
test, including Theodore W. Brooks, 
Charles B. Cooper, Sidney W. Goldsmith, 
Jr., .lames M. Irish, Jr,, John D. Kenney, 
and Allan B. Neal. Professor Albert H. 
Licklider presided, and the judges were 
Dr. John V. Fine, Dr. Hallctt D. Smith, 
and Dr. Lawrence W. Beals. 



Williams and M.I.T. 
Will Join in Science 

(Continued from First Page) 
Dean Theodore Clarke Smith, who has 
already been working on a scht^dule tor 
several transfers, noted that there were 
three things which the arrangement de- 
pended upon. In the first place only 
individual cases can l)e considered, and no 
mass transfer will be |)ermitted. Secondly, 
the individual's ability is taken into ac- 
count, and it will l)e imp()ssil)le for any one 
to transfer unless this is exceptional 
enough to wiurant a change. 1-astly, the 
degree for which a student is working must 
be known so that it may be decided 
whether he citn shift. As tliei'e art^ many 
engineering ilegrees offered at M.I.T., the 
last .seems to l)e an important considera- 
tion. 

In the catalogue recently issued from the 
scientific school, it states that the "Insti- 
tute is in a cooperative arrangement with a 
selected group of colleges whose work in 
pre-requisite fields of science and mathe- 
matics is of exceptional merit." Students 
of high standing, with the possibility of an 
intermediate summer course, are eligible 
under the terms of the agreement. 

Among the colleges which have accepted 
the jiroposal are Miami I'niversity, Mid- 
dlet)ury College, Ohio Wesleyan, Reed 
College, Ripoii College, St. Lawrence 
University, and the College of Wooster. 
Several other institutions also have the 
plan under advisement, it is understood. 



Seniors Quizzed on Value 
of Education by Newhall 

(Continued from First Pagei 

Dr. Newhall first sent out such a (|nes- 
tionnaire in 1028, but there were not suffi- 
cient replies to give the results any definite 
value. At least one hundred returns are 
necessary for the compilation of statistics 
which will warrant a comment on Wil- 
liams' relation to education. 

The survey covers nearly every subject 
with whicli the average undergraduate 
has any contact. I^iterary, scientific, 
political, musical, religious, and cultural 
questions constitute the greater part of 
the questionnaire, which asks for knowl- 
edge of an imposing list of thirty-six 
classical authors as well as many com- 
posers and works of nuisic, sculpture, and 
architecture. 

The survey also desires to di.scover 
acquaintance with tlie Bible and recre- 
ational activities, such as hunting, fishing, 
canoeing, sailing, fire-arms, and a list of 
favorite anuisenients. Other t,i)i)ic8 in the 
questionnaire concern college "majors," 
college s))orts, effect of courses in college 
upon personal beliefs and views, and the 
individual benefits derived from college. 



Cap & Bells Elects Cooper 
and Seaverns '39 Managers 

(Continued from First Page) 
given in the spring. .1. .ludson Morgan 
'38 was voted to till the vacancy left by the 
resignation of (leorge Fry ',38 of that com- 
mittee, while Edward H. Williams '38 
moved up to the position of technician for 
the coming year, on the resignation of 
,Ionatlian W, Strong '38, co-technician. 

The plays which are to be presente<l 
over Houseparty week-end and their direc- 
tors have not yet been definitely decided 
upon. The new members of the Cap and 
Bells corporation elected at the meeting 
are .James II. Adams, H. Barksdale Brown, 
,Iohn A. Cooper, F. Connor Creigh, Francis 
E, Holbrook, Appleton H, Seaverns '39, 
and Henry E. Rossell Jr. '40. 



Notices 



Catalogues- 



-The new catalogues for 1937- 
38 can be secured at the 



Dean's Office. 



Room Notice — Members of the classes of 
1938, 1939, and 1940 who 
are now living in upper class dormitories 
and who wish to retain their rooms for the 
next college year should notify the Treas- 
urer's Office immediately. Any room 
which is not reserved by 4.00 p. m. on 
Wednesday, April 14, will be considered as 
vacant for the next .vear. 

Shortly after the end of the spring recess, 
details will be announced for the annual 
drawing for dormitory rooms. Accord- 
ingly, students are advised to consider 
immediately their rooming arrangements 
for the next year. 

C. D. Makepmce, Treasurer 



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Glee Club Embarks 
for Bermuda Cruise 

(Continued from Flrat Fusel 
The sinKers will present their usiiiil pro- 
gram in three Kfoups of three nunihers, 
hroken up by two upiMJuiances of the quiir- 
tet. Winship A. Todd '40, and Edward I.. 
Vogt '37, leader of tlie orKanization who will 
iilso conduct hia Club, will each sinx solos. 
'|"he concert will close with the siiiKiiiK of 
tlie college ulimi muter hymn, "The 
Mountains," while the followhiK day the 
group will set wiil again for the wintry 
blasts of New York. 

Tibbits Forecasts Success 
The lurge nuniher of members tiil<iiiK the 
cruise according to present indications, 
should make the trip a successful one, 
iiaserted MaiiUKer Tibbits, stating that th(^ 
size of the group had been increas<!il by the 
(iiianeiul aid which the (ilee Club liiid been 
able to extend to several of the sinfjcrs 
from the profits of the Camel Hour broad- 
cast and the organization's percentage on 
transiiortation costs. 

Special ijerniission was secured from the 
Administration to permit the nieiuhers of 
the Club to be absent from their last class 
before recess. This was necessary so as to 
enable the singers to make the early sailing 
of the VnllfHilam tomorrow. The grcnip 
left for Now Yoi'k this afternoon where 
they will spend (lie night before leaving on 
the cruise. Tlio.se taking the trip are; 
C. Stuart Brown, Roliert Mills, Hoberl 
dell. NewKirk, David Prouty .Stedman 
Seay, Arthur II. Tibbits, Kdward I.. V'ogt 
'37; .1. .Mden Hriggs, Donahl A. Brown, 
,1. Eiiuilt Caldwell, C. Boru Newiium, A. 
Ward West '38; ,lames H. Ada m.s, Frank 
W. Caulk, .Joseph C. Clement, .Jr., Manton 
Co|)eland, Jr., (leorge H. Davis, Richard I). 
Ely, William II. (ieorgi, Douglas H. Hoyt, 
.lanies N. Lambert, Clpinson N. I'age, 
Robert M. .Smdaiii, Frank H. Townsend, 
Frank U. Wallace, .Ir., Philip S. Wheidoek, 
Daniel E. Whiteley '39; Alvin C. Hreul, 
.Jr., Carter R. Harrison, John 1). Kenney, 
Gerald B. 0'(lra<ly, .lames V. Stiles, 
Frank D. THylor,and Winshij) .X.Todd '40 



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McLaren Attacks New 
Deal for Inflexibility in 
Ruling on Hours, Wages 

The neeessily for flexihie rules to Kovern 
hours and wanes was einiihasized hy Wal- 
ter W. Mel.areii, William BioukIi professor 
of economies, in a fsystematie attack on 
'Our Second Four Year Flan" presented 
Thursday afternoon iii the Thomp.soii 
Physical Laboratory. 

Failure to estahlish rules that "could he 
adjusted to meet chanKiiiK requirements" 
was the xeneiul criti(usni whi(^h Professor 
Mcl,areii levelled against projects of 
IVesident Franklin D. Roosevelt's admin- 
istration .such as the N.Il.A. In the case 
of this particular New Deal aKcncy the 
s|)eaker asserted, "It is inohahly true that 
tlie N.R.A. failed not because it attempted 
'too much,' hut because it proposed li- do 
many lliinsjK without discovering before 
hand neither what it should do or how U 
do it." 

BasiiiK his lecture lurKcly on remarks 
made hy the I'resident in his "priiicii)lc 
speeches." the economist foresaw danger of 
inflation resulliii)!; from the unbalanced 
budget. "The best .security against risiiif; 
prices or indalioii." he declared, "is the 
production of more things to sell," since 
"t he more (joods and services there are toJbe 
sold the lower will he their prices.' 

An iiicoiisislcncy in the administration's 
policies was pointed out by I'rofessor Mc- 
Laren ill the government's attempts to 
<lirninisli monopolistic decrease in indus- 
trial production and simultaneous efforts 
to foster the same condition in agriculture. 
This the speaker exjilaiiicd as I'resident 
Roosevelt's desire to get the "|)roi)er 
amount" of monopoly in each field. 

The present world-wide i)rinciple that a 
(lovernmcnt must "iilan or perish" benan. 
in our times, iiccordinn to Profcs.>^or Mc- 
Laren, with the (losplan for Russia in 
1927. It first spread to Italy, where it 
look a somewhat different objective and 
manner of operation, and then, in 1938 it 
came lo the I'liited States and (iermany. 



Harold J. Laski Falls III, 
Prevented From Giving 
Forum Talk Wednesday 

For the se<M)iHl time this year a sehedulcMl 
Forum addrc'ss was cancellc<l Wednesday 
when Professor Harold J. Laski of the 
University of London fell sick with in- 
fluenza shortly before he was to h^cture in 
.lesup. Last month the ojiportuiiity to 
have an interview with Presidiwit Roose- 
velt at his "little White House" in (leoiKia 
led Andre Malraux to cancel a speaking 
enKiiKement here. 

I'ndaunted hy these two failures, the 
Forum has succeeded in obtaining the 
.s('rvic(w of .Salvador de Madariasa, former- 
ly Spain's Ambas.sador to the United 
States and her recently resiKne<l delcKate 
to the U'aKue of Nations, who will speak 
here April 17, the Sunday after the college 
reojiens following the spring vacation. 
Senor MadariaKa is C(nisidered an expert 
on international relations, and he has 
written books in Spanish. KiiKlish, and 
lyeneh, the most famed of which arc 
■'Anarchy or Hierarchy" and "English- 
men, Frenchmen, and Spaniards." 



Christian Group Names 
3 Freshmen, Junior,and 
Sophomore to Offices 

Sidney W. (ioldsniilh. .Jr. '40, of New 
Hochelle, \. \ .. was named recording .sec- 
retary of the Williams Christian .\ssocia- 
tion at a nieeliiif; Thursday evtuiiiiK. while 
Myles C. Fox '40. of Stamford. Conn., and 
,lobn H. (■iiiiitcr '40. of St. Louis. Mo., 
were appoinled assistant treasurers of the 
oiftanizatioii. .\t the .same time. W. W. 
Keen lintcher '3S, of Ardinoie. Pa., as- 
sumed the jiosition of delcMiate-at-larnc 
and l.eland (1. Means. ,lr. '39. of I'ortlanil. 
Me., was elected to succeed Francis H. 
.Say re '37 as liead of the Williiiinstown 
Boy"' Club. 

Cioldsmith ciinic to Williams from Kent. 
He was a member of the Freshman debat- 
iiifi team and belongs to Ihe Chi Psi frater- 
nity. Fox. who attended Hill School, won 
his Freshnian numerals in soccer and 
hiH'key, and is a mi'mber of the Williams 
Vaehl Club. He is afliliated with Zela 
Psi. Chmter graduated from till- St. Louis 
Country Day .School and belonjis to IIk' 
Phi Ciamma Delta fraternity. 

Preparing for Williams at Kxeter w here 
he was prominent in extra-curricular activ- 
ities as well as athletics. Means earned liis 
mimeriils in Freshnian swimmiiiK an<l la- 
crosse lust year. He was on the Varsity 
swimming .squad this past winter and 
))laycd in the Band. He was recently 
named by the UnderKi'aduate Council as 
an alternate junior adviser and is a mem- 
ber of Delta Kappa Epsiloii. 

Graduated from Hill, after takinn an 
active part in ,soccer, tlie school paper, 
debating, as well as bciiiK a memiier of the 
Cum Laurie society. Butcher is secretary- 
treasurer of the UndeiKraduate Council, 
senior associate editor of The Record, a 
member of the Gulielmennian editoral 
staff, president of the Hopkins Log, and an 
instructor in public sjieakiug. He has 
played soccer for two years and belongs to 
the Liberal Club. Butcher is head of the 
Zeta Psi fraternity. 



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Tennis One thing must be said for the 
Start tennis men of Williams College 
they don't do things by halves! 
One of the most difficult slates in the his- 
tory of the sport here in WiUiamstown 
was booked for Captain Bare Kingman 
and his little group of followers, and as 
though a year's work had not been cut out 
for them, three pre-season matches were 
lined up just to get the general idea across 
of what is to follow. The University 
of Virginia has never been a pushover on 
the courts and Elon College, despite its 
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tennis circles. But the real test will come 
when the racket-wielding Ephmen tangle 
with North Carolina. The Tarheels have 
already vanquished Yale and Lehigh with- 
out missing a breath, and boast — as well 
they might — of taking their last four 
matches with the loss of only two sets. 

The number six man on such a club as 
that would be a better than an even money 
favorite to take either Kingman or Jarvis, 
or maybe both, especially since the Wil- 
liams lads have had to be content all spring 
with the limited facilities of a single 
indoor court way up in Hoosick Falls while 
the southerners have been improving their 
pat-ball tactics on sunny courts for 
months. Bare seemed almost overconfi- 
dent in his modest statement, "North 
Carolina is the high point of our trip and I 
hope we can do well." 



Miler The glare of the winter track 
Brooks season with Tiffy Cook burning 
up the boards of foreign tracks 
right under the heels of Eddie O'Brien and 
others, and the unusual interest aroused 
by this same sprinter, in the Lehman Cup 
events of the past several hours have 
taken the edge off a great track story. 
For the first time in many seasons, Wil- 
liams can look forward without too much 
gloom to meets with Amherst and Wes- 
leyan later on during the spring. But 
even the coach of a promising outfit can 
have his worries as Tony P'ansky will tell 
any one who asks him. 

Aside from the perpetual frown worn 
by the ex-fullback these days over his 
slipping volley ball form, the jovial con- 
ductor of Ephman cinder fortunes has 
had his share of sleepless nights over one 
of his distance men known to his enemies 
as Lou "Miler" Brooks. Tony fires and 
hires his Sophomore runner with such 
consistent regularity that the patient Lou, 
always somewhat sarcastic on occasion, 
has taken a pretty bitter attitude, not 
toward Plansky whom he has grown to 
love for his little fits of temper, but toward 
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Four Victories 
Assure Runner 
Of First Place 

Mile Event to Determine 
Rest of Cup Winners; 
Stradley Takes Broad 
Jump with 20 Ft. Leap 

By Philip R. Peters, Jn., '39 

Friday, April 2 — Making a clean sweep 
of four firsts in the running events held so 
far and scoring points in two of the three 
other events, Tiffy Cook has run up the 
imposing total of twenty-five points to 
clinch first place in the Lehman Cup meet. 
The mile, to be run off this afternoon on 
the board track, will see the closest com- 
petition of the week, and at the same time 
will determine the winners of the next four 
cups. 

Breezing through the 60-yard dash 
Monday to win in the sparkling time of 
.06.7, Cook gave the mediocre field of 
thirty-five a good taste of what was to 
come later in his excellent .52.4 quarter 
and his 2.07 half on Wednesday and Thui-s- 
day, respectively. The one-man team 
also turned in the lazy time of .08.8 to win 
the 60-yard high hurdles, broad jumped 
19 feet, 5 inches for a third place here, and 
high jumped 5 feet, 8 inches to figure in a 
triple tie for third honors in this event. 
Stradley Cops Broad Jump 

Bill Stradley leaped 20 feet, 1 1 inches on 
his last jump in the finals of the broad 
jump to beat a Freshman rival, "Colonel" 
Patterson, by six inches, while Tad Fair- 
banks reacted to the keen competition of 
another yearling, Bob Cramer, to win the 
shot-put with a toss of 38 feet, 4^ inches. 
Patterson gained another second in the 
60-yard dash and a fourth in the only 
hurdles event to compile a total of ten 
points to stand second in the running so 
far. 

A second in the 440 and a third in the 
880 give Don Brown seven points for third 
place, while Ford Ballantyne and Fresh- 
man Carl Kaelber each lag only one point 
behind. The reason for Brown's com- 
paratively poor showing in his half-mile 
specialty may be found in the fact that the 
race was run off in two heats and the times 
compared for the final results. Cook wsa 
pushed in the final lap of his heat by Had 
Griffin, a yearling who won the Missouri 
State High School Championship in this 
distance last year, while Brown, unprcssed, 
reeled off a mediocre 2.09 half. 

Stoddard, Bartlett Fail Together 

Bill Stoddard and Ed Bartlett tied for 
first in the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches, 
both brushing the cross-bar hghtly off in 
their attempts at 6 feet. Ballantyne 
and "Dusty" Surdam went out just below 
the winning height along with Cook. 

George Duncan and George Frost, who 
took third and fourth, respectively, in the 
shot behind their classmate, Cramer, will 
assure the freshmen of more strength in 
the weight events than the varsity has, 
especially since Coach Plansky seems 
doomed to lose Fairbanks through ineli- 
gibility. On this same score Stoddard, 
Ballantyne, and John Abberly will prob- 
ably be barred from competition this 
spring. 

Mile Closely Contested 

In this afternoon's mile. Ken Rood, 
Dor Brown, Tiffy Cook, and Johnny 
Marshall rank as possible winners along 
with Had Griffin and Ted Wilb, who 
breasted the tape hand-in-hand in most of 
the Freshman cross-country meets last 
fall. 

Nils Anderson, star hurdler and captain 
of the track team, announced at a meeting 
of the squad Thursday that the training 
table will start in the Williams Inn imme- 
diately after vacation. 

The summary of the events, to date, follows: 

60-yard dash — Won by Cook; Patterson, second; 
Kaelber, third; Dissell, fourth; J. S. Gillman, fifth. 
Time: .06.7 see. 

Broad Jump — Won by Stradley; Patterson, sec- 
ond; Cook, third; Gottschalk, fourth; Briggs, 
fifth. Distance: 20 ft. 11 in. 

Shot Put— Won by Fairbanks; Cramer, second; 
Duncan, third; Frost, fourth; Dissell, fifth. 
Distance: 38 ft. 4H in. 

60-yard high hurdles— Won by Cook; Ballantyne, 
second; Kaelber, third; Patterson, fourth. Time; 
.08.8 sec. 

440-yard run— Won by Cook; Brown, second; 

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Netmen Go South in 
Three-Match Jaunt 

Team to Face Elon, U. of 
Virginia, and Powerful 
Tarheel Unit This Week 



Six members of the Varsity tennis team 
will set off for the South today on a spring 
tour that will include matches with the 
University of Virginia, Elon College, and 
the University of North Carolina as well 
as extensive practice sessions at the various 
stops on the trip. 

Those making the spring tour during the 
vacation are Bare Kingman, captain of the 
team and number one on the varsity last 
year; Bob Weller, number two man; Fred 
Gaskell; and three sophomores : AlJarvis, 
former National Junior Indoor Champion, 
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not take the trip with the netmen. 

Because of the slight practice so far this 
spring, no definite lineup has been decided 
on. It is expected, however, that the 
number one position will be taken by either 
Kingman or Jarvis, while Weller and 
Gaskell will play in the number three and 
number four places. Whether Collester or 
Stetson will hold the fifth berth has not 
been definitely decided, and the doubles 
arrangements are also still up in the air. 
Charlie Hanan, originally scheduled to 
take the trip, has been forced to stay home 
because of an examination. 

The six men will drive down to Hot 
Springs, Virginia in two cars over the 
weekend. At "The Homestead" in Hot 
Springs the team will get its first outdoor 
practice of the year. On Tuesday the 
team will meet its first opponents, the 
University of Virginia, and on the follow- 
ing day they will travel to Elon College, 
where they will spend one day practicing, 
and the following day they will play their 
second match. 

The highlight of the week will come 
when the team faces the University of 
North Carolina on Friday, an aggregation 
which this spring has won twenty-nine out 
of thirty individual matches played with 
Yale, in a series of three tilts. The Tar- 
heels also have defeated Lehigh recently 
while Yale overcame Williams 7-2 last 
year, so that this match is the "big objec- 
tive" of the trip according to Kingman. 
After this encounter the team will travel 
back to Virginia, where they expect to stay 
overnight at the home of John P. Causey 
'37, and they will drive back to Williams- 
town on Saturday and Sunday. 



Gutterson, third; Gregory, fourth; Griffin, fifth. 
Time: .52.4 sec. 

High Jump— Won by Bartlett and Stoddard; 
Ballantyne, Cook, and Surdam tied for third. 
Height: 5 ft. 10 in. 

880.yard run— Won by Cook; Griffin, second; 
Brown, third; Wills, fourth; Rood, fifth. Time: 
2 min. .07 sec. 



Stickmen Leave on 
Spring TrainingTrip 

Lacrosse Squad Numbers 
20 for Contests with 
Swarthmore, U. of Penu 



The first Williams squad of stickmen 
ever to take a spring trip start practice 
under Coach Whoops Snively at Swarth- 
more next Monday afternoon. Games 
with Swarthmore College and the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania have been scheduled 
for the squad of twenty to stiffen the pre- 
season training period which has been in- 
augurated with an eye to putting Purple 
teams on a more nearly equal footing with 
other New England colleges to l)e met 
during the regular season. 

Snively's chief problem will be to un- 
cover replacements for the two defense, 
posts left open by the graduation of Corny 
Hayes and Gravey Jones, both selected 
last season for the mythical All-New Eng-> 
land Lacrosse team. Ken Palmer and 
Dick Colman, out lor the sport for the first*' 
time, appear to have the inside track for 
the backfield assignments. Material to 
fill the holes left at goal by Captain Wally 
Potts and at mid-field by Bill Cohendet 
will have to he recruited from the six re- 
turning lettermen and the Sophomore 
contingent which survived an unsuccessful 
season to give Snively a good deal of indi- 
vidual help. 

Sophomores Will Help 

Among these is Dave Swanson, who last 
season starred at attack for the yearlings, 
Johnny Warden, who likewise held down a 
forward post; and lumbering Ham Brown, 
who continually confused opposing for- 
wards with his bewildering ability to break 
up plays before they were well started. 

Present indications foreshadow stiff 
competition in both vacation contests. 
Pennsylvania has long been a recognized 
threat in lacrosse circles, while Swarth- 
more, in two starts to date has swamped 
the Penn Lacrosse Club, 16-10, and bowed 
to the Mt. Washington outfit, generally 
considered among the leading clubs in the 
country, 14-4. 

Prior to the first outdoor workout on 
Tuesday, Snively had to be content with 
conditioning exercises and blackboard 
talks stressing fundamentals for his ath- 
letes; but with two complete teams on the 
southern tour, scrimmages can be added to 
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Purple Nine to Play Four 
Games on Southern Tour 



Infield Remains Intact as 
15 Entrain for Engage- 
meijits with Princeton, 
Villanova, and Quakers 

By WooDWABD B. Norton '39 
A tiny army of ballplayers with varyiriK 
(U^nrees of experience will rc])ort to Coach 
Cliiiilie Caldwell on University Field, 
Princeton, on Monday, to get in a day's 
pmctice before opening the 1937 season 
agiiinst the Tigers us tlie official Williams 
lepresentatives of America's National 
pustinie. Four pitchers headed by Cup- 
tiiin Shanty Fuchs, two catchers, four 
infielders, three outfielders, and two utility 
men will make the trip south. 

Witl) a scant three days of outdoor work 
on Cole Field behind tlieiii, the Purple 
contingent will start against Princeton 
with as nearly the same line-up that faced 
Amherst in last year's finale as possible. 
Coach Caldwell's mound clioice for the 
o])('ner will be Captain Fuchs, with last 
season's infield composed of Phil Stearns 
at first, Doug Stearns at second, Eddie 
iSlnnlcy at tliird and Hank Stanton in 
short field remaining intact. Bill Beard 
or Harber Patterson will get tlie receiving 
iissigninent, while Mike Ijitvis, Bill Strad- 
ley, and barry Durrell have been picked to 
coinplote the picture for the curtain raiser. 
Hadley May Face Quakers 
Rookie Huff tladley is slated for tlie 
starting call against Haverford on Wed- 

I nesday, Coach Caldwell hojiing to give liis 
pitching find a little needed experience in 
the (Juaker scuffle. It is probal)lo that 
botli in Wednesday's fray and on Thurs- 
day in the second encounter with the 
Tigers Captain Fuclis will replace I^arry 
Durrell In right field in order to a<ld pimcb 
to the batting order. In their final vaca- 
tion bow on Friday, the Ephnien will take 
on the highly touted Villanova nine in 
what probably will mirror much that is to 
follow during the spring. 

Fuchs will return to the firing lino for the 
Friday engagement, and Coach Caldwell 
will give Princeton a look at his southpaw, 

: Tom Bryant in the second meeting at 
Cnivorsity Field. l<'or relief work, the 
Cuiple will have either John Baldinger or 
.Ski Webbc to fall back on. In acklition, 
Pete Seay and Bill Nclligan will be taken 



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holes in the infield or to be inserted in the 
outer garden if either should show a hitting 
spurt. 

Keep That Tiger Down? 

The team as it will trot onto the dia- 
mond Tuesday is far from a secure outfit, 
Coach Caldwell keeping liis infield from 
last season intact only because ojjportunity 
for experiment lias not lieen offered by 
Williarastown weather. The single thought 
of the entire club seems to be an ardent 
wish that the Tiger, which has disastrously 
stumbled through two games to date, will 
not strike its stride against Purple ])itch- 
ing. The grouji against which the Kph- 
nien are destined to open the new cam- 
paign went to bat fifty-nine times in the 
81. Johns and C.C.N. Y, games end got six 
hits for a total of seven bases and a team 
hatting i)crcentago of . 1 02. The only man 
to connect twice so far this season has Ijeen 
Novak, the third baseman, while the 
Tigers have mis-cued no less than fifteen 
times while a''-,/eting ninety-seven chances 
for the startling fielding average of .845. 

Dick Bell has been the only hurler to 
show any form to date, setting the St. 
.lohns' sluggers down in order in the first 
four innings without a man reaching first 
base. Hob Riddle ran foul of a shower of 
base hits, however, and J.efty Farber, 
hailed in Tiger circles as "another Charlie 
Caldwell," dropped the C.C.N. Y. contest 
after being sent to tlie showers the day be- 
fore by the St. Johns' outfit when he 
yielded two bases on balls, five singles, and 
six runs in onc-thinl of an inning. 
Princeton Looks Easy 

Tbe Ephmen will get a chance to swing 
at tbe offerings of Bill Clarke and Johnny 
Morris in addition to these tliree. The 
records indicate that Williams will not be 
too troubled by this staff unless it has 
vastly improved over last season's showing. 
In the spring of 1930 Coach Caldwell's men 
ixiunded Bell for twelve safe Jiits in six 
innings and hopped on Morris for eight in 
two and two-thirds. Dick Ilill in center 
field, Rolf Paine behind the bat, and Ken 



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Interviews for Seniors 
To Continue This Spring 

Following the interviews granted 
seniors on Thursday by Mr. Wood- 
wortli of the Amos Tuck School of 
Business Administration at Dart- 
mouth, A. V. Osterliout's office 
announced that after the spring holi- 
days further discussions of this type 
would lie held. 

On April 15 Mr. G. F. Capen of the 
Connecticut General Life Insurance 
Company will he in 5 Hopkins Hall 
to meet seniors interested in home, 
office positions at Hartford, and the 
following day Mr. M. L. Frederick of 
tlie General Klectric Company will lie 
in Williamstown. On April 21, Mr. 
F. L. Stone of the Harris Trust and 
Savings Bank of Chicago will talk 
with members of the graduating 
class. 

At dates not as yet determined 
seniors interested in teaching posi- 
tions will see Mr. R. B. John.son of 
the Utica Country Day School in 
West Hartford, New York, and those 
interested in insurance will be given 
furtlier opportunity in talks with a 
representative of the Massacliusetts 
Mutual Life Insurance Company of 
Springfield. 

W.O.CPlans Include 
Varied Spring Trips 

Dingman Announces New 
Committees, Dr. Curry 
as Honorary Member 



Final plans, which include an ambitious 
program for the remainder of the year, 
and also a list of tbe new appointments to 
the permanent committees for the next 
winter sports season under the new ad min- 
istration, were recently released by Peter 
V. Dingman '38, president of the Williams 
Outing Club. 

H. Lee Ferguson, treasurer of the club, 
will be in charge of the projects which the 
group will sponsor this spring. Day trips 
on many of the less known trails, emphasiz- 
ing accurate information about the sur- 
rounding country-side, will be included in 
the hikes, while at least one over-night trip 
to the White mountains is also planned. 
It is hoped that the dam at the Berlin 
Cabin can be repaired for use as a swim- 
ming pool during the sjiring months, hut 
this is still uncertain. 

Houseparty Hike Hoped 

A climb on Berlin mountain to be 
climaxed l)y a steak dinner at the Berlin 
Cabin is under consideration for house- 
party week-end, while there are a number 
of intercollegiate outings which the club 
wishes to enter. In addition, several 
speakers will be brought here during the 
spring to lecture on winter sports and to 
show action movies of local and foreign 
exhibitionists. 

Under the revised set-up, Edward M. 
Dodd '39, of Babylon, N. Y., is secretary, 
while Dr. James R. Curry of the chemistry 
department has been made an honorary 
member in recognition of his services to 
the club. Dr. Curry is also a member of 
the Dartmouth Outing Club, and has been 
acting in an advisory capacity to the Wil- 
liams organization. 

In the committee appointments E. 
Shippen Willing '38 is named to chairman 
the Trails and Cabins branch, aided by 
Groman Noehren '38 and George H. 
Spencer '40, while Edmund W. Wood '38 is 
^ charge of Winter Sports with Fletcher 
"Brown '38 and Brenton Brown '40 as 
assistants. Basil D. Knauth '39 will bead 
the Membership committee with John H. 
Ward well '39 and Albert Hopkins '40 his 
helpers. 



On the Bench 

(Continued tram Sixth Fagel 
the campus in general. He can be heard 
at times to mutter, "Hit me!" This is bad 
and should be remedied before the oiiening 
of the season after the holidays, for Brooks 
has great possibilities asadistancenmn and 
can he depended upon to chase the best 
of them home. Along with Bay Kiliani 
and Bill CoUens, he should help round out 
a trio which will add enough to Purple 
strength in the sprints to offset most of the 
disadvantage in the Ephmen's field event 
material. 



Perry-Vines Those interested in jiio- 
Again fe.ssional tennis will have a 

golden opportunity to get 
in a little fruitful watching in Albany 
tonight (Friday) where Fred Perry and 
Ellsworth Vines will continue theii' argu- 
ment which has been dragging out all over 
the country. Its pretty sloppy business 
in this department's opinion, but some one 
once said de guslibus — and that goes here. 
Tbe whole point is that there's tennis in the 
Capitol city tonight . The rest is up to 
you. 



Sandbach on the keystone sack are the 
other Tiger players whom the Purple will 
be facing for the second season in a row. 

With any sort of a break on the weather 
while the nine is completing its final swing 
through the south, Williams should return 
ready for a diflncult campaign. 



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Purple Rowers Make 
Spring Racing Plans 

Hope for Another Shell 
to Facilitate Contests 
on Pontoosue Waters 



Holding its first official gathering of the 
current year, the Williams Rowing Asso- 
ciation met in Jesup Hall Wednesday in 
answer to the call of co-oaptains John Jay 
and Myron Tenney '38 to formulate ten- 
tative plans for the coming season which 
enibra(^os an ambitious four-race sea.son 
for the embryonic organization. 

Including enough experienced men to 
more than fill one eight, and enough more 
novices to warrant the attempt to find 
another shell for this overflow, enthusiasm 
ran high at the meeting as the eager oar.s- 
men clamored for the announcement of 
spring practice dates. These are ex- 
pected to be released immediately after 
the vacation period. 

At ])i'esent, thei'e is a plan being formu- 
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H. V.E. Mitchell Is Named 
AdelphicUnionPresident 

H. Vincent E. Mitchell III '38 of West 
Pittston, Pa., was elected president of the 
Adelphic Union for next year at a meeting 
of the t)rganization Wednesday afternoon 
in Griffin Hall. At the same time John 
H. Stewart '3S, of Holli<luysl)urK, Pa., 
was chosen vice-|)resident and Robei't S. 
Schultz '39, of Maplewood, N. J., secie- 
tary-treasurer. 

Mitchell, recently named head of the 
Liberal Club and Garfield Club, is also 
vice president of the IIopKins Lou and a 
member of the Honoi- System Committee 
and the Executive Committee. Prepar- 
ing for colleRO at Wyoming Seminary, 
where he was president of his class and 
a member of Cum l.aude, he was on the 
Freshman debatiiiK squad and won Soph- 
omore honors. 

Stewart is secretary of the Student 
Activities Council, l>usiiiess manager of 
the Sketch, and a .Iiinior Adviser. He is 
affiliated with the Theta Ijclta Chi fra- 
ternity. Schultz is co-managing editor of 
the Purple Cow and a member of Cap and 
Bells Inc., the Williams Chiistian Asso- 
ciation, and the Garfield Club. At trials 
held at the Garfield Club Thursday 
evening Sidney E. Howe, Scotson Webbe 
'38, Gordon Hutchins, Jr., and James K. 
McCarthur '39 were eleetc<l to the 
.\delphic Union. 



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Final, Frantic Plea Made 
To Williams Chin Golfers 

Friday, April 2 — Whether the Williams 
undergraduate body as a whole shrinks 
from the cut-throat competition that will 
be seen at the Intercollegiate Chin Golf 
Championship, to be held in New York 
City tomorrow, or whether it is just down- 
right disinterested ceased to be a problem 
for W. P'arnBworth Fowlc '37 as he fled 
from Williamstown today for his vacation 
after two weeks of futile attempts to find a 
Purple representative for the great event. 

However, he left behind him the frantic 
plea that some student get in touch with 
Basil D. Knauth '39, who withdrew from 
the tourniynent in favor of a skiing trip 
but will pass on all necessary information 
to any one interested. 

The contest will be broadcast from 
Studio Number One of WOR at 6. 1 5 p. m. 
tomorrow and will be photographed for 
the newsreels. "Each contestant will be 
marked and checked by a fair-sexed mem- 
ber of a Broadway chorus, and the winnei' 
will receive a three-foot high silver cup," 
the instructions explain. Entrants from 
Yale, Brown, Amherst, Dartmouth, Prince- 
ton, Harvard, Fordham, and Columbia 
have responded enthusiastically to these 
attractions. 



Stickmen Leave on Spring 
Training Trip Next Monday 

(Continued from Sixth Page) 
the two regulation games, to give the 
Ephmen the experience which has been 
noticeaV)ly lacking in previous campaigns. 
Those selected to make the trip are 
Captain Tom Green, Bill Bennett, Dick 
Colman, Bill MaoVane, Bog Myersb\irg, 
'37, Bill Alston, Booty Blake, Jess Boyn- 
ton, Walt Comfort, Tom Duncan, Hank 
Hoffman, Johnny Pratt, '38, Ham Brown, 
Gene Lefferts, Jack MacGruer, l^eakic 
Means, Gil Morse, Ed Newell, Spence 
Silverthorne, Van Vandeveer, and Johnnv 
Warden '39. 



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Purple Rowers Make 
Spring Racing Plans 

(Continued from Seventh Pa^e) 
lated to obtain another shell from a well- 
known New England rowing school which, 
if the plans are completed, will allow the 
Purple oarsmen to have one or two of their 
scheduled races on the home waters of 
Lake Pontoosuc. Practicing will also he 
aided since competition between two boats 
would tend to raise the standard for ap- 
plicants for the top rankings. 

Already scheduled for the spring months 
are races with Dartmouth in May on 
Green Key Day, and with the Rollins 
College crew, who last year had a co-cd 
cox, Manhattan College, and Springfield 
College, well known physical training 
center, also to be held in May. There is 
a possibility that one or two of the better 
preparatory schools will hold informal 
races with the Williams sweeps swingers. 

Among the veterans from last year who 
reported at the meeting were Art Stan- 
wood '37; Dave Baker, Johnny Jay, MiktJ| 
Tenney '38; Max Beiking, Basil Knauth, 
and George Williams '39. Others who 
sought admittance to the association were 
Bill Everdell '37; Emott Caldwell, Bill 
Rolflng, John Woodruff '38; and Charles 
Bratenahl '40. If another shell is ob- 
tained inexperienced men will be accepted, 
but under present ciioumstances, they 
are not encouraged to come out. 



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Vacations in Bermuda and 
South Draw Undergrads 

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at 12.25 a. ni. Contrary to other vaca- 
tions, no s[)ecial train is being scheduled 
for the Chicago run since so many under- 
graduates plan to spend their vacations in 
the South. 

Those membei's of the faculty vacation- 
ing as guests of Mr. Williams in South 
Carolinaare Dr. Edwin A. Locke, Professors 
Walter Wallace McLaren, Brainerd Mears, 
James G. Hardy, Karl E. Weston, John 
Preston Comer, Michele A. Vaccariello, 
Bertrand Fox, Carl W. Johnson, Volney 
H. Wells, Di'. Joseph E. Johnson, and 
Charles F. Seeley, former track coach. 
Entertainment on the Williams' estate will 
consist of I'iding, driving, golf, tennis, and 
fishing, with prizes for those telling the big- 
gest and best fish stories. Travel Bureau 
information shows that others of the 
faculty plan to entertain themselves in 
Washington, D. C, Baltimore, Lyncii- 
burg, Va., and various other points in the 
southern belt. 




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season of 1936-1937 and extend to you all the 
hospitality and student privileges of the hoteL 
If you've forgotten your pajamas, tooth-brush, 
razor, or collar buttons we'll help you out. If 
your clothes need immediate brushing into 
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VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, A1'I{IL 17. 1937 



No. 5 



S.A.C. Presents 
Report of Past 
Year's Activity 

Bookstore Emphasized in 
Work of Council ; Hand- 
book, Forum Improved 

Members Increased 



Relocation of Offices in 
Jesup Hall Planned For 

Many iiiiportimt cluinKCs have been in- 
('or|)ornted and initiated by tlie Student 
Activities Council iluiing tlie year 19.3t)-37 
witliin underRradiuite organizations, it 
was disclosed TImisday in the annual re- 
port of H. L. Tlioni])Son, Jr. '37, retiring 
pipsident of the organization. 

Most important of all the work done by 
the S. A. C. was that concerning the col- 
lege bookstore, establiehcd four years ago 
by the Williams Christian Association for 
tlie two-fold purpose of jiroviding aid to 
needy students, and holding the price of 
text books down to a reasonalile level. 
Since the time of its inauguration, the 
liookstore has become such a jjowerful or- 
ganization that the W. C. \. has foimd it 
impossible to handle, the duty of manager- 
shi]) thus falling upon the S. A. C. 
Loans to Bookstore 

]n order to provide the store with 
eneugh capital to invest in hooks that 
imist l>e held a year before resale, the 
S. A. C. has this year been loaning it money 
direct, besides endorsing notes for the 
necessiiry capital. With the idea that the 
store may some day be self-sufficient, the 
1937 council started a sinking fund into 
which each year will go 15% of the Book- 
store's profits, and it is lioped' that belore 
long it will be possible to borrow againsti 
this sum without endangering the funds 
of the students for which the .S. A. C. acts 
ns trustee. 

Furtlier innovations of the S. A. C. this 
year include a definition in the Handbook 
of allcompetitionsopen to undergraduates, 
and permission to the Forum and Adelphic 
I'nion to handle money received from the 
8. A. C. themselves rather than liaving 
the treasurer of the coiuicil pay each in- 
dividual bill for every member organi- 
zation. 

Financial Improvement Registered 

.According to the report, all profit-mak- 
ing organizations have shown remarkable 
improvement through the year, not one 
being insolvent at the moment. The 
(lulielmensian and certain other publi- 
cations, which, in other years, have been 
forced to draw on the S. A. C. reserve 
fund, now show a substantial profit, the 
year book having cut fraternity assess- 
ments almost in half, as well as reducing 
organization assessments considerably. A 
(Continued on Third Page) 



Parking Rules Revised in 
Recent Council Meeting 

In the last meeting before vacation 

the 1938 I'ndergraduate Council 

ratified a revised set of parking rules 

which are to go in effect immediately. 

Parking Rules 

(1) No parking is allowed at any 
time between Hopkins Hall and 
Chapel. 

(2) No parking is allowed on the 
east side of the road from the Library 
to Main Street. 

(3) Parking is permitted on the 
west side of the road past the l.ibraiy 
and beyond Hopkins Hall. 

(4) All driving and parking on the 
grass and on the sidewalks is abso- 
lutely prohibited. 

(5) Parking is allowed only on the 
west side of the roadway leading i)ast 
Morgan and .Icsup Halls. 

The UwUriiriiilwite (Umncil 



Dennett Addresses 
Dinner in New York 



Recital Tonight 
Concludes Glee 
Club's Schedule 

Joint Concert, Following 
Three Appearances on 
Bermuda Cruise, Ends 
Successful 1937 Season 



Repeats 'Nice Boy' Theme 
to Alumni, Adding New 
Ideas in Familiar Field 



Madariaga, Defender of 
League, Will Speak Here 



Ex-Diplomat to be Speaker 



"We wish Williams College to be some- 
thing (luite different from a jjrolonged 
preparatory school" was the keynote which 
Dr. Tyler Deiniett .struck in his .speech 
t.efore the Williams .\lumni .Association of 
New York .'\i)iil 9 at the annual diinier of 
the organization held in the Hotel Plaza. 

Speaking on "Democracy as a Factoi- in 
Education", Dr. Dennett asseited that "a 
perfect condition in college would he a 
community in wlsich there would be lack- 
ing iiofle'iTT't WlfonStrttlMiTsciT r.h'e' Ajnoi f- 
can people." He also advocated that 
there should he foreign students — enough 
to .save "the college from provincialism and 
insularity." 

Seeks to Solve Sit-down 

The larm problem, the Presitlent re- 
marked, would lie considerably more ne- 
gotiable if the son of the farmer and the 
son ot the consumer could ruh elbows in 
college, while the "philosophy of the .sit- 
down strike would be even easier to vmder- 
stand if we had in the classroom the sons 
of both the industrialist and the sit- 
downer." He further irointed out that 
now the "railroad tracks run hetween the 
public and the private school." 

Admitting that "Williams has paid 
dearly for its conservatism" in being one 
of the last schools to drop the four-year 
Latin requirement, Dr. Dennet proved by 
statistics that Williams w^as not a rich 
man's school since the minimum price here 
does not exceed that of other small colleges. 
Neither of these points should have been, 
or are, strong enough to prevent high 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 



Following a succe.ssful concert tour to 
Bernmda during the Spring vacation, the 
forty-two memhers of AVillianis Glee Chili 
will close their lengthy eighteen-jjerform- 
ance schedule in a joint recital with the 
Bennington Glee Club tonight at Benning- 
ton College. 

Included in tonight's concert ai'e two 
mixed-chorus selections, Handel's "Halle- 
lujah Amen" and "Oh, If Mother Volga", 
hy Panchenko. Charles T>. Safford '92, 
eiiacji of the Williams group, and Rudolph 
A. Pittaway, of the Ifcnnington music 
department, will share in the direction of 
these iiumhers. 

'Our Mother' on Program 

Taking the stage at S.30 p. m., the Wil- 
liams singers will open the evening jxr- 
formanee with a group of three numbers 
familiar to Glee Club audiences, first of 
which is the ever-popular "Our Mother", 
liy Clarence F. Brown '09, to be followed 
by Elgar's "Feasting I Watch" and "Land- 
sighting", by Grieg. The second series of 
selecti<ins to be heard later in the program 
are Will Cook's sprightly melody "Swing 
Along!", "M<irning", hy Oley Speaks, 
"Brothers Sing On", hy Grieg, and the 
{Continued on Fifth Page) 



Chief Royal Issues Spring Ultimatum 
Against Dogs, Cars and Long Parking 



By George C. Williams '39 
"Cheesit, the cops" may soon be heard*in a pound. 

ringing in the clear air of the Berkshires, 

as Chief George A. Royal of the Williams- 
town Police force begins his annual drive 

on cars, dog licenses, and overly-long 

parking on Spring and Hoxsey Streets. 

Though fully empowered to make arrests, 

and do lots of pinching during the winter, 

the chief graciously admitted that he was a 

bit lax over the dark months. 

Parking on Spring Street will be re- 
stricted to one hour, while that on Hoxsey, 

particularly in front of the Chi Psi Lodge, 

will be for only fifteen niiinutes. New 

signs are being prepared foi* Spring Street 

which will inform all drivers that this is a 

crowded central area. The Town Select- 

nren are to have the signs ready within 

the week. 

To Check Dog Licenses 
A strenuous campaign against mongrels, 
and even the dogs of higher blood, who are 
running about with last year's licenses has 
been started, and the Chief assures all 
owners that there will be a lot ot red tape 
|o be untangled unless proper registration 
'8 made. The dog will be seized and placed 



The law requires that it, be 
held for six days liefore any further action. 
At the end of this time the dog will be pain- 
lessly exterminated. Owners may pro- 
cure their pets by paying for the costs of 
the "catch," buying a new license, and 
also be liable to a fine. 

All non-residents who have come back 
to college with cars which they did not 
have here before, or with new cars, are 
expected to register them on special ap- 
plication blanks which the Chief has left 
at the Deans' Office. This entails no sum 
of money, the Police Department remarked, 
other than the three cent stamp required 
to send it to Boston. 

In reference to the new fire-arms rule 
which the college authorities recently put 
into effect, Chief Royal said, "Though 
this is not a very stringent rule, yet there 
is not the former laxness which was so ap- 
parent with owners of fire-arms. It shifts 
the responsibility from the College to the 
parent." No license is needed to keep 
the gun in a dormitory room as this is the 
same as a dwelling, but the Chief can ar- 
rest anyone carrying a gun in the hallway 
as this amounts to a public thoroughfare. 



T. C. Smith Attacks 
Moderji B.*?vi.sionist8 



Asserts German Attitude 
Justified Wilson's War 
Speech on April 2, 1917 



Modern Revisionism, which holds that 
the United States was dragged into the 
World War by economic and .\llied prop- 
aganda, received a sharp set-back at the 
hands of Theodore Clarke Smith, Wood- 
row Wilson professor of American history 
aiul government, in discussing "Wilson's 
War Speech — Twenty Years .\fter" Thurs- 
day afternoon for the last of the current 
weekly lecture series. 

President Wilson felt "that the Ger- 
man attitude constituted an absolute block 
to the possibility of ending the War by 
arbitration," Professor Smith declared and 
in his opinion this was the real reason 
behind his war message. On the other 
hand, he condemned the Revisionists be- 
cause they have not "based their conten- 
tions on sound historical method." 
Hints at New War 

"Wilson tried to achieve at one stroke 
what it will take mankind decades to 
secure," Professor Smith asserted, a fact 
which he believes will eventually be rec- 
ognized. "Perhaps," he said, "Europe 
will have to go through another period of 
torture before it realizes that it is a ques- 
tion of a League or nothing." 

The contrast to the German attitude, 
contained in the English policies, in which 
he "saw a possibility for a rational end of 
the ghastly tragedy that was actually 
devastating the world" was Wilson's justi- 
fication for his stand. Professor Smith 
stated. "In my opinion," he added, "it 
is still sufficient." 

Norris, La Follette Refuted 

Having thus refuted the contention of 
Senator Norris that Wilson criminally 
misled the American people and of Senator 
La Follette that this country should not 
have declared war on Germany, but 
England, the speaker proceeded to attack 
the theory that propaganda drove the 
United States into the conflict. 

The war mania that was supposedly 
created, he pointed out, did not exist out- 
side of the Atlantic seaboard and found no 
expression in either house of Congress. 
At the same time he put forward the belief 
that the Germans by virtue of "their com- 
plete inability to express themselves, 
ruined their own case, just as they are ruin- 
ing themselves in the eyes of the world 
today." 




Noted Diplomat to Speak 
in Chapin Tomorrow on 
'Death and Rebirth of 
The League of Nations' 



Salvador de Madariaga 



Toop Cites Nation's 
Need of Objectives 

Says 'First Rate Messiah' 
Could Have Tremendous 
Success in World Now 



"The principal difficulty in this country 
today is one of unclear objectives," accord- 
ing to the diagnosis of contemporary his- 
tory offered by Mr. .Ttilm R. Toop before a 
closed meeting uf the Liljeral Cluli Wed- 
nesday evening in .lesup Hall. 

Speaking on the subject "Patterns of 
Fascist Revolutions," the history iii.struc- 
tor maintaine<l that the niiieteentli century 
idea of maximum production as necessarily 
being production for profit, is recognized 
today as a fallacy. Yet no wide-spread 
assertion has come to take its place, which 
leads bini to believe that "a first rate 
niessiah would lie tremendouslv success- 
ful." 

Capitalists Fear Control 

The tendt^ney of the state to take con- 
ti'ol of the economic system, as the New 
Deal has done in the United States, has put 
fear into the ranks of the capitalists, Mr. 
Toop declared. For that reason, in his 
opinion, capitalism has allied itself with 
Fascism in Italy and Germany. This is 
necessary, he explained, because "to be 
successful in modern government you need 
more than lirains and money. You need 
numbers." This is the factor which he 
sees capitalism as securing by allying itself 
with Fascism. 

Further reinforcement for the cause of 
Fascism comes from the class of men who 
join the Ku Klux Klan and the Black 
Legion, Mr. Toop stated. These are the 
people, he told his audience, who are torn 
from the society in which they were reared 
and placed by force of circumstances in a 
position where they are anonymous. 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Salvador de Madariaga, Siiain's re- 
cently resigned delegate t(i the League of 
Nations and one of its leading exixments of 
the da}', will speak at 7.31) on Sunday 
evening in Chapin Hall under the aus|iices 
of the Williams Forum. His subject will 
be "The Death and Rebirth of the League 
of Nations." 

-Although Scnor Madariaga is an author 
and teacher, liaving been Professor of 
Spanish Literature at Oxford for many 
years, he is noted jiriniarily as an expert on 
the international affairs of the jiost-war 
period. He has been in this country for 
several months lecturing under the aus- 
pices of the World Fmuulation, an organi- 
zation interested in the promotion of peace. 
Is Lecturer at Yale 
Madariaga is now Visiting liCcturer in 
International Relations at Yale, where, on 
April 8, he received the Howlaml Me- 
morial Prize of fifteen hundred dollars 
from President .\ngcll, "in recognition 
of . . . distinguished .service to the coun- 
try, outstanding literary work, and es- 
pecially, for the invaluable contribution 
made to the public opinion of the world in 
support of rational methods for the ad- 
justment of international relations and 
the settlement of international disjiutes." 
He was originally scheduled to lecture 
on the Spanish situation, but last week 
expressed a wish to change his subject to 
the present one. Whether this was a result 
of bis rumoi'ed incoinimtability with the 
Spanish loyalists is not known. The 
speaker resigned his position as permanent 
delegate to the League of Nations shortly 
after the revolution broke out last summer 
with tlie words, "I am concluding five 
years of service that I did not solicit . . . 
1 have served without salary, and now I 
merely renounce the honor of serving 
Spain." 

Disarmament Promulgator 
Madariaga became chief of the League's 
Disarmament section in 1922, and in this 
post he played an important part in efforts 
to bring about a reduction of arms in the 
world. His most prominent activity in 
this connection was his jxisition as inter- 
mediary between Lord Cecil and M. de 
Jouvenal, which led ultimately to the 
Fourteenth resolution — the basis of dis- 
armament work. 

From 1931 to 1934 he was the Spanish 
ambassador \o this country, and then two 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 



Dartmouth Defeats 
Adelphic Union Trio 

An experienced pair of Dartmouth de- 
baters successfully upheld the affirmative 
of the question. Resolved, That consumers 
Cooperatives are beneficial to our eco- 
nomic system, against an Adelphic Union 
trio, Monday evening in Griffin Hall. 
Arguing that "Co-ops serve in the best in- 
terests of lower and middle class consum- 
ers", the visiting speakers won a 9-1 
audience vote as well as the decisions of 
both judges. 

Frank P. Harvey '37, H. V. E. Mitchell, 
and Marshall Wolfe '38, who supported 
the negative for Williams, admitted that 
"in the short run cooperative societies 
contribute to the general welfare", but 
argued that "in the long run, cooperatives 
are a compromise between communism 
and capitalism." 

Speaking first for Dartmouth, Greens- 
pan pointed out the many economic advan- 
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1937-8 Registration 
Commences Monday 

The registration period for the next 
college year, 1937-38, will commence next 
Monday, April 19, and will continue 
through Friday, April 30. Each student 
in the three lower classes must see his 
registration officer during the first week, 
and it is expected that he will complete 
his registration during that week, unless 
his is a special case requiring petitions and 
action upon them by the Committee on 
Academic Standing. 

In order to register, each student must 
first go to the Dean's office to secure full 
instructions concerning registration and 
the office hour schedules of his registration 
officer. These instructions, which will be 
ready Monday morning, liave been pre- 
pared with the idea of giving each student 
a chance to confer with one of the officers 
before planning his course of study for 
next year. That everyone may make use 
of this opportunity, students are requested 
to obtain this information and to begin 
their registration as soon as possible. 

A fine of five dollars will be imposed on 
any student who fails to see his registra- 
tion officer in the first week. Until fur- 
ther notice, Dean T. C. Smith and Dean 
Paul Birdsall will be available in the Dean's 
office daily fmm nine to twelve, and daily 
except Saturday from two to four, except 
during the hours when classes in group 
letter "F", meet for consultation on regis- 
tration problems. 



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Vol.61 



April 17, 1937 



LOLLYPOPS AND EDUCATION 

While the connection between lolly pops and education has never 
been strikingly obvious, the recent April Fool's Day party in the Chem- 
istryl laboratory, at which all-day suckers figured prominently in the 
evening's activities, proves that education is not exclusively all work and 
ntjjplay. The traditional relationship between students and faculty has 
for so long been a strained, unnatural proposition that it is a relief to find 
this unusual instance of informal, and apparently pleasurable, give and 
take'betwcen the teachers and the taught. 

There is something about the Chemistry party which i.s decidedly 
appealing. Conceived and organized as nuich by the undergraduates as 
by instructors, it stands as proof of the fact that somehow, somewhere, 
the students of chemistry at Williams have been made to feel that the 
study of atoms and reagents is actually enjoyable. Furthermore, they 
have somehow achieved a sense of departmental unity and esprit de corps 
which cannot fail to have a vitalizing effect in the study of the natural 
sciences. 

Much as this event reflects credit upon the instructors in chemistry, 
it is not without parallel in certain other departments. Last fall a group 
of students taking the English major went over to Schenectady to discuss 
topics of mutual interest with a similar body at Union College, to the 
benefit of all concerned. It is also possible to point out informal dis- 
cussions held in the home of at least one instructor in political science to 
show that education at Williams is tending toward a more enjoyable, not 
to say fruitful, basis of understanding between the faculty- and the 
students. 

Such developments as those outlined above cannot be too highly 
praised, and it is to be hoped that the example of the Chemistry de- 
partment will serve as a stimulus to all the other departments in the 
College, so that education at Williams will hold forth the rewards of 
thought and accomplishment which do not come to an abrupt stop at the 
classroom door. 



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Supreme Court Revolution 
With the change of lieart and /or mind 
of Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court 
departed from its former position as stated 
by the minority on March 29 that "the 
meaning of the Constitution does not 
change with the eW) and flow of economic 
events." To the layman as well as to stu- 
dents in the insulated academic atmo- 
sphere of Williamstown the reasoning of 
the Court is often difficult and obscure. 
Tliere is a tendency to accept the decisions 
as Moses must have accepted the Com- 
mandments — without question. 

Despite the deification apt to V)e ascribed 
to the judiciary, it is prone to be a cut and 
dried group. However, sitting on its 
independent heights the stronghold ap- 
pears to have finally succumbed to a social 
movement loosely defined as "humani- 
tarlanism." If that is true, a political 
revolution has taken place with little notice 
while all the fanfare has gone to the con- 
temporary court battle. The change of 
the youngest judge would seem to have 
lilieralizcd the "nine old men" beyond the 
hopes of the master politician now in the 
■White House. 

If the assumption above is true, grave 
problems are now presented squarely for 
solution. No longer does the old scheme 
of automatic checks and balances of land, 
labor, and capital hold good, for periodical 
modification with this final acknowledge- 
ment have led to extensive "humanizing" 
of the labor element. Therein lies a com- 
plicated situation, perhaps presaging what 
many philosophers see as a material de- 
cline and spiritual amelioration of civil- 
iiation. 

Dennett 
Dr. Dennett has made another speech. 
TUb time he wrote it out ahead of time and 



said only what he had written. It was a 
Kood spcecli and tliere can be no quarrel 
with whiit he propo.ses. Once again the 
situation emerges where the president had 
a good idea and a worthy aim, but pre- 
sented It in the initial stages tactlessly and 
undiplomatically and in such a way as to 
obtain a maxln\uin of opposition. He 
has had enough experience with politics to 
know the harm a catch phrase can do and 
to foresee the likelihood of misquotation. 
Williams needs democratising and he- 
terogeneity. Undergraduate Intellectual 
reciprocity Is at a minimum because of 
the general student homogeneity. The 
storm that swept the campus after the 
first "nice Ijoy" remarks revealed the 
extent to which position and quality are 
deemed synonymous In the minds of many. 
The president has put his finger on a weak 
spot. 

Toop Cites Nation's Need 
at Liberal's Club Meeting 

(Continued from Flr«t f»t») 
Under these conditions they gladly join 
a movement which proposes to accomplish 
something and give them a position of im- 
portance, Mr. Toop said. Also in this 
connection he raised the pertinent ques- 
tion, "How far have the capitalists who 
aided Mussolini and Hitler benefited from 
that system of government?" 

Only in the twentieth century, he stated, 
have we realized that the development of 
capitalism, technological methods of pro- 
duction, and human rights have a purely 
fortuitous relationship. Now, he con- 
tended, it is plain that technical t)rogres8 
can come under some system other than 
capitalism, and private capital does not 
necessarily need to be classed with other 
forms of private property. 

"The capitalistic system grew up on a 
basis of production tor export," or what he 
believes is the same thing, "production for 
profit," Mr. Toop recounted. Now that 
labor has questioned this system he ex- 
pressed his amazement not that the C.I.O. 
is asking for so much, but that it is content 
with 10 little. 




FINALE 

With this issue, this column and column- 
ist take leave of The Record. This is a 
sort of public bread and butter letter to 
cover the multitude of sins committed 
editorially since Sophomore year. 

We had hoped to be allowed to prolong 
the name of Konkapot under the auspices , 
of our favorite junior, but the Sigma Phi 
.sachems are now l>eaming that he has gone 
the way of all good Sigma Phi flesh, and 
become a Power. This new status, dear 
readers, reduced to its simplest terms 
simply means that he is not permitted to 
have an editorial mind of his own. Various 
other contributors tor one reason or an- 
other have not been interested, and so It is 
with more than a little nostalgic reluctance 
we give up a three-year prerogative and 
name. 

We thought we ought to have called this 
"Old Wine In Old Bottles," out of sym- 
pathy to our fellow conspirators in the 
Senior class wlio went out of office not long 
back, but we suppose we should not s|)cak 
of the dead. The bounding juniors, 
l)ursting with that spirit of Innovation 
which Is perennial when any third-year 
men take office, have control now and 
would doubtless .shudder at extended re- 
marks about those who ran The Record 
a-s long ago as a month. 

We have been satisfied and dissatisfied 
witli a good many things since we started 
in with this column, and liave with i-ogiet- 
talile fervor misinterpreted quite a few- 
facts which have come to our attention. A 
hurried glance over past suggestions re- 
veals us as trivial more often tlian wrong, 
though, which may .serve as a partial 
excuse. 

In summing up sometliing — an inevit- 
able tendency of retiring columnists, we 
tear^we would like to put ii word In for 
the Administration. Last week-end a 
Toledo alumnus asked witli casual inteiost 
wlicther Dr. Dennett were leaving this 
spring or next spring. "Reliable" authori- 
ties had informed him, he told us. Sud- 
denly, merged with the Impression we had 
fi-om the type of question usually asked 
the president by the Gargoyle alumni In 
the New York dinner not many weeks 
back, we , realized, that, we really were 
staunch supporters of an Administration 
we have frequently criticized. 

Not that this is an unconditional sur- 
render. We look on sucli minor items as 
the non-cut-posting system as Indicative 
of the red-tajie hysteria that has been so 
prevalent In Hopkins since Dr. Dennett 
arrived. We look on such a major item as 
the administration of discipline us In the 
recent L'affair West College as a fiasco; no 
matter what our opinion of the verdict was 
(and please don't feel we arc Impartial), we 
oppose a disciplinary board of the size of 
the present one, and yearn for the returp of 
a man like Dean liconard to get a few con- 
fidences, and, as a result, a larger percent- 
age ot reasonable convictions. Williams 
College's chief attraction Is the personal 
element, an Important factor deliberately 
deserted without necessity under the pres- 
ent airangement of discipline. 

The faculty is Improved tremendously. 
The only danger is that one type ot mind 
will not only predominate but oust good 
teaching material; that the Impersonal, 
neatly-outlining minds ot "publishing" 
instructors will supplant the personal type 
of man interested in quiet talks and Ideas. 
The inslstance on a faculty including but 
one variety of professor, so that our in- 
structors come to form a bevy of prolific 
writers following the lead ot a Pulitzer 
Prize winner, will result In nothing but un- 
happiness in the long run, for every one 
concerned. ( 

But in general, thJB college seems to have 

changed for considerably the better, 

though we know jthis sounds pedantic. 

That indefinable element ot spirit has vis- 

(Continued ^n Third Page) 



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CALENDAR 



SATURDAY", APRIL 17 

2.30 p. m.— Baseball. Williams vs. Mass. 
State. Amhei^t. 

3.00 p. m. — Frefehman lacrosse. Wil- 
liams vs. Union. Cole Field. 

8.30 p. m. — Glet Club, concert with 
Bennington dollege. Bennington. 
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 
10.30 a. m.— Regufer weekly Chapel serv- 
ice. Rev. James Gordon Gilkey, 
D. D., South Congregational Church, 
Springfield, Mass., will preach. 

3.00 p. m. — Lecture. Mr. Fred Otis 
Newman '27, will digcuss "The Press 
and Politics". Garfield Club Lounge. 

7.30 p. m.— The Willianw Forum, pre- 
sents Senor Salvadore de Madariaga, 
who will spedk on "The Death and 
Rebirth of thfe League of Nations." 
Chapin Hall, i 



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Hurley's Veto Stops 
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Fred Otis Newman '27, wlio since (trad- 
uatinK fiom Williams has l)een a member 
ot the Secretariat of the league of Nations, 
assistant to the president of Bennington 
College and is now a prominent New York 
journalist, will discuss "The Press and 
Politics" before members of the Liberal 
Club, News Bureau, and Record Board in 
the Gaifield Club Sunday at 3.00 p. ni. 

As a Williams undeigraduate, Mr. New- 
niaii gave promise of becoming a proficient 
writer by his work as Editor-in-Chief of 
The Recoku aTid a member of the Guliel- 
7iienitian and Handbook boards. A mem- 
ber of Gargoyle Society he was activt in 
the Musical Clubs, choir, and Outing Club 
and chairman of the undergraduate com- 
mittee to investigate the compulsory 
chaiK'l problem. He is permanent secre- 
tary of the Class of 1927 and a member of 
the Zeta Psi fraternity. 

Studied at Geneva 

Following bis graduation Mr. Newman 
won one of the six Students' International 
Union scliolainhips gianted that year 
which entitled him to a summer's study of 
international relations at Geneva. This 
work prepared him for a position as a mem- 
ber of the Secietariat of the League of 
Nations ill charge of the League's publica- 
tions. In the fall of 1929 he returned to 
this country to l)ecome assistant to Presi- 
dent Robert D. Leigh of Bennington Col- 
lege. Once again Mr. Newman was in 
charge of publicity, working from the New 
York office of the Vermont institution. 

Latc-r he joined the stuff of the New- 
York lleraUl Tribune, at one time l)eing 
a,ssistant city editor, with whic'li papt^r he is 
still associated. At present he is also 
Ameriean correspondent for the Paris 
HeriiUt Tribune and the London Morning 
PoM. 

Future Program Planned 

The Liberal Club's program for the ne.\t 
two months also includes lectures in ,Iesup 
Hall by Professor Lewis M. Hacker of 
Columbia University on "The Progressive 
Movement from Theodore Roosevelt to 
Wilson" April 22 and Morris L. Ernst '09 
on "The Supreme Court" April 30. 



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Konkapot 

(Continued from Second Page) 
ibly improved, whether it manifests itself 
in increased library attendance or a little 
cheering on Weston field. Campus apathy 
long defended on the ground of conserva- 
tism has been given a decided blow, and 
the "nice boys" taking gentleman's majors 
with gentleman's marks are happily on the 
wane, whether they come from certain 
preparatory schools or not. 

And so we close. To those who have 
read our comments, as well as those who 
so oft«n gave valuable criticism dining our 
interneship under three Record adminis- 
trations, we offer whatever thanks we may. 

In answer to queries of the name of the 
column and the explanation of the signa- 
ture, we will be brief. "Konkapot" was 
simply adopted as a fascinating name of a 
river we used to encounter on Kent or 
Vassar treks. Zeilausend, by our some- 
what free translation in German, means 
"two thousand", or "two G's", and for 
some time my cousin and I wrote this 
column together. 

Ijistly, we offer our appreciation to Cal 
King at the Walden for our frequent unin- 
formed remarks on his offerings of the 
week, which he has treated with rare 
Olympian detachment and rewarded us 
after his fashion. We now are off txba 
hand-to-hand struggle with the faculty, 
who (contrary to hearsay) have devised 
rare curricular entertainment for those of 
us who are hoping to get our A.B.'s June 

21. 

John C. (Zeilausend) Goodbody '37 



Two years' effort on the part of edu- 
cators and labor unions to destroy the 
famous Dorgan oath bill came to an unsuc- 
cessful close April 1 when Governor Hur- 
ley vetoed a measure repealing the act. 
Sponsors of the repeal bill, who had con- 
fidently expected favoiable action by Hur- 
ley, were unable to muster enough strength 
to override the veto. 

The oath bill, which demands that all 
teachers swear to support Federal and 
State Constitutions, was passed in 1935 
under the sponsorship of the American 
Legion, which fought efforts for repeal this 
year, and ot whi(!h Hurley is a member. 
Movements for repeal led by teachers 
and the Massachusetts Federation of Laboi' 
were I'epulsed in last year's Legislature. 
Presidents Conant of Harvard and Comp- 
ton of M. I. T. were among distinguished 
educators who pleaded at legislative hear- 
ings last month for re|)eal of the bill. 
Included in the ranks of objectois was 
President Dennett, who on March 10 
flayed it as "the most futile piece of legis- 
lation ever passed." 

In his short message Hurley based his 
action mainly on his belief that the oath 
bill harms no one an<l that repeal would 
help giv<' courage to "subversive" groups, 
causing them to redouble their activities. 
"Repeal now," the Governor declared, 
"would encoiu'age certain vicious minor- 
ities whose motives and conduc^t are inimi- 
cal to, and destrui^tive of, the principle upon 
which this Republic was founded. These 
small groups, among which the very idea 
of God is repugnant, active in opposition 
to the enactment of this law and quick in 
the esjiousal of its repeal, would construe 
repeal triumphantly." 

S.A.C. Makes Annual 
Report of Activities 

(Continued from First Page) 
check has been made of all inventory, and 
protection for the various organizations 
has been secured through the sufficient in- 
crease of fire insurance on projierty in 
.lesup and Chai)in Halls. 

To those organizations showing i)roof 
that they were worth while, the S. A. C. 
voted admittance as member organiza- 
tions. Among these were the Hopkins 
l*g, because it carried out an activity 
from which much enjoyment was derived 
by undergraduates, the new Cap and 
Bells, Inc., the Yacht Club, whose growing 
popularity necessitated a small stipend for 
guest speakers, and the newly-formed 
Williams Photo Service. 

Due to the fact that office space in 
Jesup Hall is so arranged as to cause 
difficulty in housing the numerous campus 
organizations, the S. A. C. created a sub- 
committee which, under the chairmanship 
of William Everdell, HI '37, made certain 



investigations preparatory to relocation. 
The S. A. C. for 1938, headed by Edward 
A. Whitaker '38, announced in Thurs- 
day's meeting that this plan is to be fol- 
lowed up again by a newly-appointed com- 
mittee under the leadership of .lesse L. 
Boynton '38. 

Finally, the Student Activities Council 
has found it possible to reduce the rental 
price of caps and gowns by one dollar, and 
has enabled the Glee Club and Band to 
make several important trips which might 
otherwise have been ini|X)saible. These 
included the Glee Club's journey to New- 
York to take part in the Whitenian con- 
cert, and the Band's excursion to the 
Princeton football game. 

In regard to the work of the council 
throughout the past year, Thompson 
says, "through the cooperation of all the 
non-athletic activities on the campus, the 
S. A. C. can report not only a sound con- 
dition for itself, but also for all its mem- 
bers." A complete financial re|x)rt, show- 
ing where all money has Ijeen spent, is to 
be published in The Record at the close 
of the college year. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, APRIL 17. 19S7 



Williams Nine Splits Two 
Contests on Spring Tour 



Purple Defeats Quakers, 
8-4, and Falls Before 
Tigers, 5-1 ; Two Other 
Eneounters Rained Out 



Fifteen meinliers of Cliarlie Ciildwell's 
1937 bull club miule a rather drab stiu't of 
the current seiisou lis tlie.y journeyed 
through New jersey luul PennHylvunia, 
winning only from Haverfonl, 8-4, losing 
the only offieiid ^niM' with the Prineelon 
Timers, 5-1. They were ruined out on 
engiigenients with I'liiicetoniuid Villiinovii. 

Unable to meet the Oriinne and lilack 
nine on Ihiiversity Field Tuesday, April (i, 
because of rain, tlie two teams moved over 
to the practice diamond where the Purple 
met a disastrous 8-1 defeat, earning no 
runs, ami falling prey to Bill Hice and Spud 
Murphy to the tune of ten strikeouts. 
Walt F'uchs and Tom Bryant split tlie 
game on the mound, neither of them hit- 
ting their stride. 

Invading Haverford the following day, 
the Purple managed to make a better 
showing against a weak Quaker club than 
it could boast of in the Princeton practice 
game. Ed Stanley and Doug Stearns 
started the game with walks and scored on 
errors to put Williams aheail in the first 
inning. Johnny Baldinger allowed the 
opjionent's three runs, and struck out two 
men, before being su|)plunted by Huff 
Hadley mid-way through the game. 

Hadley, potential ace from the sopho- 
more ranks, turned in a good iMirformance 
in his first varsity appearance by striking 
out nine men, while Coach Caldwell's 
proteges scored four n\ore runs in the last 
four innings, the final count reading 8-4. 
In this game, as in the one that followed, 
the predicted infield line-up was altered, 
owing to the fact that Bill Beard, catching 
prospect, remained on the sidelines with a 
bad arm injury. Stanley took his place, 
while Bob Patterson took over at third. 
Shorty Morris Invincible 

Failing miserably to hit Shorty Morris, 
Tiger pitcher, Williams fell an easy victim 
to the Nassau aggregation on Thursday, as 
Princeton pushed over three runs in the 
first inning on errors by Walt Fuchs and 
Hank Stanton, and a fielders choice. Tom 
Bryant scored the only run for the Purple 
on an error by Ken Sandbacli in the sixth, 
with Princeton's second baseman making 
a wild throw to home plate. 

Not one member of the Williams team 
seemed to have a good enough eye to con- 
nect squarely, with Walt Fuchs, last year's 
potent slugger, getting zero for four. 
Stanley, Bryant, and Durrell accounted 
for the Purple's three hits, out of a total of 



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Kent School Gives Shell 
To Infant Williams Crew 

As the result of recent conferences 
with the Kent School, the Williams 
Rowing Club has acquired an eight- 
oared shell through the generosity of 
the Rev. F. H. Sill, O.H.C., head- 
master of that school. The new shell, 
which will increase rowing facilities on 
Lake Pontoosuc one hundred per cent, 
will not allow Williams to have races 
on home waters. 

F. Kelso Davis '38, who has been in 
charge of arrangements, expects that 
the new shell will be brought to the 
lake within a week. Sidney W. Gold- 
smith, Jr. and John A. Sehwabh? '40 
have been named co-managers of 
crew. Both had experience at Kent 
where Schwable was chairman of crew 
his senior year. 



twenty-nine attempts. 

Saturday will see the Varsity nine travel- 
ing to Amherst to meet an untried Mass. 
State outfit in the ojjening encounter of 
the official Spring schedule. The game 
last year was called-off because of rain. 

Tlie Score: 



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Dur'l. If, .sa (I 
Stiinley, c (i ;t 
n.Sleurns,21) .'> H 
Kui'lis, rf 4 
1*. .Steiirna, lb.") 1 
.'^tuiiton, H.S '.i 
Paf'son.Iib.p ."> 1 
Striulley, cf ."i 
Ratdinger, p 1 
Beanl 1 

Hadley, p 3 
Latvia. If 2 
Cleve'd, rf 1 



It po a 

1 1 

1 !) 1 

S ,■) 

2 
210 

1 2 
3 
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3 



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IIAVKKFO 

ah r 

Heeler, p.s 5 1 

Wing'd, 31i r, 1 

0|Tayliir, If .1 

0|Willian:s,II),"i 

l|.lui'kBi>ii.21).") 



Carson, c .') 
Childs, rf 2 
.\.T.ewi.s, <f 3 1 
C. Lewis, rf I 
Mears. p ') 1 
Bown, p '} 1 
W'ourn, p 2 
Hawkins 1 



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3 1 .•) 
1111 

012 

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3 1 .-> 
1111 
2 
10 



Totals 47 8 10 27 10 1 Totals 4!) ."> 1 1 2!) 17 2 

■Score by Innings: 

HAVERFORD 3 1 0—4 

WILLIAMS 202 1 200 1 0— S 

Two-base hits — Stanley, Fuchs, Taylor. Three- 
base hits — Beeler,. Slrailley. Stolen bases — 1*. 
Stearns. Struck out — By Mears, 4; by Bown, 3; 
by Baklinger, 2; by Hadley. fl. Base on balls — Off 
Mears, 3; off Bown, 2; off Willbourn, 2; olT 
Baldinger, 3; off Hadley, 4. Wild pitch — Mears. 
Umpire — Hopkins. Time — 2:00. 

I'RINCETON WILLIAMS 



ab r h pn a e 
.labara, rf 5 12 
Sandb'h, 2b 3 1 
M. Hill, If 4 2 12 



Givens, c 
Chubet, SR 
Novak, 3b 
D. Hill, cf 
Fallon, lb 
Morris, p 



4 117 
4 13 3 
3 12 3 1 

3 2 

4 012 2 
3 10 2 



ab r h po a e 
Stanley, c 3 110 
D..Stearlis,2 4 1 10 
Fuchs, rf 4 .") 
I'.St'rna, lb 4 010 I 
Stanton, ss 4 4 
Durrell, If 3 110 
Pat'son, 3b 3 13 1 
Stradley, cf 2 4 
Bryant, p 2 11111 



Totals 33 5 8 27 12 2 Totals 2U I 3 24 10 2 

Score by Innings: 

WILLIAMS 0000 100 0—1 

PRINCETON 3 000 1 00 1 x- .'> 

Runs batted in — Novak (2), Civena, Chubet, 
Jabara. Two-base hits — M. Hill, Novak, Stanley. 
Double play — -Fallon and Givena. .Sacrifices — 
Sandbach, Novak, Bryant. Left on base — Wil- 
liams, t>; Princeton, 9. Bases on balls — Off M((rris, 
4; off Bryant, 3. Struck out — By Morris, 2. 
Umpires — Moore and Westervelt. Time — 1 :.58. 



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Baseball Charley Caldwell's 1937 base- 
Opening ball team opens its season this 
afternoon down at Amherst 
against Mass. State, that is, if the elements 
come through and dry out a very damp 
field. 

The team managed to get in half of the 
four games scheduled for the Spring jaunt, 
losing to tbe vaunted Princeton nine and 
having little trouble in downing a weak 
Haverford outfit, 8-4. Rain prevented t he 
Villanova contest, and the return go at 
Tigertowii. From all indications, it seems 
as tliough tlie Varsity is going to be woe- 
fully weak at tlie plate, in spite of some 
excellent pitching prospects. 

FucliB is a pitcber of establisbed calibre 
and bad been expected to bear the brunt 
of the burden tliia spring, but Tom Bryant 
held Princeton to five hits and did not de- 
serve to lose the battle which was thrown 
away by sloppy fielding. In addition the 
Purple managed to garner but two hits for 
themselves, which isn't much for a hurler 
to work on. Caldwell used Ualdinger 
and Hadley, two newcomers, against the 
Quakers and they got by without nmch 
trouble. Bakly was on the li)3() squad 
but did not see much action. 

The hitting strength of the club may 
pick up with a bit more outdoor practice, 
but right now it is none too heartening. 
Fuchs, noted for his long-distance clouting 
in previous seasons, hit the ball just twice, 
once for two bases and once for an easy 
fly, taking third swings on every other oc- 
casion. At present there doesn't seem to 
be a good batter on the squad, so about all 
we can do is hope that practice will bring 
the club at least up to mediocrity in this 
department. 

Further trouble looms in the loss of Pete 
Scay, the hard-w-orking infielder, who has 
been declared ineligible through his being 
included in the program being carried on 
by the Dean's Office. It seems as though 
Pete committed the heinous crime of 
signing for a room in West College, thus 
(Continued on Sixth Page I 



Lacrosse Ushers in 
1940 Spring Sports 

Eleven Faces Union Today 
While Other Squads Are 
Idle until End of Month 



A freshman lacrosse team with experi- 
enced men in every position will open its 
season and become the first yearling spring 
sports outfit to see action when it meets 
the Union freshmen on Cole field this 
afternoon. Although they have had only 
four days of organized practice, the stick- 
men are getting a full two-week's jump on 
the baseball, track, golf, and tennis teams 
which will not start competition until the 
last of the month. 

If veteran material is any indication, 
all the freshman teams, with the exception 
of tennis, show promise of successful 
campaigns. Prospects are generally bet- 
ter than in the last few years as five pre- 
paratory school captains should give Bill 
Fowie a start in building a creditable nine, 
l^hman cup competition revealed several 
capable trackmen, • lacrosse candidates 
have stood up well in practice against the 
Varsity, and yearling golfers are dominat- 
ing early season play on theTaconic course. 
School Stars Stud Line-up 

Dave Francis, former varsity lacrosse 
star, and present Freshman coach, will 
have no such task this year as he did last 
spring in developing experienced lacrosse 
players to start the season. Noticeably 
strong in the defense and midfield depart- 
ments, the freshmen have given the varsity 
close competition during the last week, 
and tomorrow's game will see half a dozen 
stand-out players from last year's leading 
school teams on the field. 

In starting positions tomorrow Bud 

Mills, former Deerfield star, will be in the 

goal supported by Moose Rossell, Dick 

Hosford, and Dud Head, defenseman. 

(Oontlnued on Sixth Page) 



Stickmen Drop Two 
Opening Encounters 

Downed by Swarthmore, 
Penn During Intensive 
Spring Training Session 

Cietting off to an inauspicious start. 
Coach Whoops Snively's lacrosse team 
dropiM'd its fiist two encounters of the sea- 
son during tli(> spring practice trip at 
Swarthmore, Pa. A su|K'rior Swarthtnoic 
team crushed the Purple 1 1-3 in the initial 
contest on Apiil H, while two days later the 
visiting aggregation ran into a 9 to 4 beat- 
ing at the hands of the University of 
Pennsylvania eleven. 

Ues])ite the smarling defeats, the la- 
crosse squad I'eturncd to Williamstciwii in 
excellent condition foUowing the one-week 
training period, with a team tliat appears 
to lie shaping up with greater |)roiiiise than 
in past years. The stcamroUei' scorcK of 
the Purple (>p))<mcnts can be piacti(!ally 
di.sccmnted since both have decidedly 
su])eiior outfits and had already engafiied 
in several w(K^ks' practice. 

Workouts Started on Monday 

The scpiad of twenty arrived at Swart h- 
more on Momlay of the spring rc(!css, when 
Snively immediately began intensive daily 
workouts. Two-houi' piaetice .sessions 
and scrimmages with both the .layvce and 
Varsity teams of Swarthmore and Peiin 
followed the rest of the week, giving 
Whoops an oiipciitunity to sizi- up tliis 
year's material. 

llohling the Garnet to a 4-2 hall'tinie 
score in Thursday's game, during whicli 
Dave Swanson and l.eakie Means tallied 
for Williams, the Purple was unalile to 
stave oft the omniixitent Swarthniore 
l)assing attack. Captain Sam Kalkstein 
and Wayne Frazer slione for the liome 
team, taking a lead in the tliiid period with 
five goals. Tom Duncan netted a clean 
shot halfway through the final frame for 
the only other Williams tally while the 
tiarnet ended tho match with two addi- 
tional tallies. 

Duncan Scores Three Times 

The score of Saturday's game on I'enn's 
wind-swept Rivers Field in Philadelphia 
was not quite so disastrous as the preced- 
ing encounter, as the; Williams unit settled 
down to a moie consistent brand of play. 
Penn led at the half with a 3 to 1 advantage? 
but increased the lead with five goals in 
the next quarter to tin; Purple's three, two 
of which were made unassisted by Tom 
Duncan while Dave Swanson was crwiited 
with the other. Bob Meyersburg ac- 
counted for the first-period tally. Scoring 
once again in the final frame, Penn ended 
the contest on top by a 9-4 count. 

.lohnny Pratt, defense star, was out- 
standing throughout for the Purple, play- 
ing the full sixty minutes of both games 



Tennis Team Drops 
Two Vacation Tilts 

Squad Bows to Virginia 
5-4 ; Jurvis Lone Victor 
Against North Carolina 



A clo.se 6-4 defeat by the University of 
Virginia, a drubbing at the hands of a 
powerful North Carolina t<;am, and a 
rained-out inat(?li with Elon College wcin 
encountered by the tennis team in its fir.st' 
vacation trip to the south last week. 

Although no player went through tlie 
trip without losing at least once, Al .larvia' 
victory for the only score against Norlji 
Carohna, mid Hoi) Weller's triumphs in 
both the singles and douliles against Vir- 
ginia were the highlights of the trip, 
t)ther'K making tlie trip were Captain Bare 
Kingman, who alteriuited with .Jarvis in 
tbe lop po.silion, Fred Gaskell. Gay Col- 
lestcr, and bee Slet.son. 

Faring Virginia on Tuesday with tlio 
benefit of only two hours' indoor practice, 
Kingman, playing number two, Wellcr, 
and CoUester won easy two-.s(?t victories 
over their opiKments, but Jarvis, in the top 
post, lost to Thompson, and the loases in 
the other singles and tlouhles matches gave 
tbe victory to the southerners. The only 
doubles match won on the trip was taken 
when W'eller and (Saskell combined to 
triumph over Hcriny and Mahoiiey in a 
cUise threi>-.S('t inatc^h. 

I'^aciiig, on Friday, the lenowned Tar- 
heel aggregation, which is generally con- 
si(hM('(l the liest college team in tbe coun- 
try, the Williams iietinen found their 
.southern rivals too much to manage. Tlic 
feutuic nmtch of the day from the Williani.s 
viewpoint was .Jarvis' conquest over North 
Carolinii's Fanell. Playing a .steady, 
cagey game, and constantly taking advan- 
tage (if the openings, .larvis .swept tlirougli 
the first set easily and fought carefully 
through a sixteen game se(!ond .set, finally 
winning 9-7. Kingman could not cope 
with the all-around excellence of Potts, 
who won (i-l, ()-3, while another of the ex- 
citing matches of the trip was Collcster's 
matcli with Foreman, which the latter won 
only after a struggle to handle his oppon- 
ent's deception and change of pace. 

At a meeting last Wednesday about 
twenty men sign(!(l up for the tennis squad, 
and they will eomi>ete for posts on the 
t(!am. Since the frost is not entirely out 
of the ground, conditioning of the courts 
(^annot start for two or three days, hut it 
is lio|)ed that they will be ready .several 
days before the? team meets the University 
of Miami April 24. 



Swanson, Duncan, and Meyei-sburg looked 
es|X'cially good in the attack positions, as 
did Captain Tommy tireen and ,Iack Mac- 
(■iruer in midfield. Dick Colman, out for 
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S. de Maduriaga, Defender 
of League, Will Speak Here 

(Continued (rom First Page) 
years ugo MaduriaKa figured prominently 
in tlie news when he lield tlie jX)8ition of 
cliairnian of the League's Committee of 
Five, deahng with tlie Italo-Ethiopiun 
(llsi)ute. Outstanding as u statesman and 
scholar, Sunday's 8i)euker is almost etiually 
well known as a writer. Among the best 
known of his works are Anarchy or 
Hierarchy, Disarmament, Englishmen, 
frenchmen, Spaniards, and his many es- 
says on Siianish and English literature. 
Articles by Madariaga appear frequently 
in the New York Times and other Im- 
portant publications. 



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Dental Surgeon 



Glee Club Recital to 
Conclude Schedule 

(Continued Jrom Pltst I'age) 
lilting "Finale" from the Gilbert and Sulli- 
van operetta, The GmuloUers. 

The HeiininKtoii group will alternate 
witli the Williams singers in their individ- 
ual apiicarances, presenting a series of 
songs similar in number to that of the visit- 
ing organization. Though .scheduled to 
perform in tonight's recital, the Williams 
quartet will not be lu^uid because of unfore- 
seen circumstances. Following the con- 
cert, the Bennington Clul) will entertain 
their guests at a dance. 

Despite the fact that the .S'..S'. Volenilnm 
sailed a day off proposed schedule, the 
thirty-four members ol the Glee- Club mak- 
ing the spring recess Bermuda cruise were 
able to fulfill their concert engagements 
aboard shij) and on the island, as well as 
adding another recital during the return 
trip lor a highly enthusiastic audience. 



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heaving Hohoken Sunday, April 4, at 2 
p. in., instead of twenty-four hours earlier 
as planned, the singers presented an in- 
formal group of songs that same evening. 
The official apiiearance of the Glee Club in 
Bermuda was staged Tuesday ev(^iiing, 
shortly after the Vnlendam's arrival, at the 
Hamilton Hotel, in Hamilton. A .series of 
nine nuinl)ers, iiiteisi)ersed with various 
selections by the Quartet composed of 
Winship A. Todd '40, first tenor; Ward A. 
West "AH, second tenor; Edward Vogt '37, 
first bass; and C. Boru Newman '3S, sec- 
ond bass, was offered before a capacity 
audience in the Terrace Hoom. An appre- 
ciative gathering of 200 people, who were 
grouped informally at tallies around the 
dance floor, included Williams alumni and 
prominent Bermudians. The Club was 
entertained at dinner at the hotel before 
the concert, while following the recital, 
Eddie Wittstein's popular collegian dance 
orchestra played for dancing. 
Return Delayed Also 

The aiitici))ated return of the singing 
organization was delayed twelve hours 
when the Glee Club embarked Wednesday 
evening to discover after customary fare- 
wells had been made to the aecoinpaiiiment 
of an island brass band ])layiiig "God Save 
the King", that a cable had been entwined 
ill the shi])'s propellors. It was not until 
the following morning that the Voleitilain 
finallv set sail. 



Dennett Addresses Alumni 
Association in New York 

(Continued from First Page) 
school a|)|)liciiiits fiom entering here, he 
asserted. 

Geographic Distribution Needed 

Telling of his belief in variety of experi- 
ence for each entering class, the I'resiileiit 
said, "geograiihical distribution ami distri- 
bution as to economic and social clas.ses 
are necessary." This it was brought out, 
would lead to the young men learning 
more from one another, both in the class- 
room and on the campus, than at ]n(^seiit, 
with eighty per cent of the student body 
drawn from a single, homogeneous group. 

"I despise professionalism in college 
athletics as much as anyone. There is the 
danger of defining amateurism so that the 
spoit may become the sole property of the 
well-to-do class." Speaking of the athlete 
who comes to college as a scholarship man 
and then plays footliall, and is conse- 
quently branded a professional, 1^. l>en- 
iiett emphasized that this is "sportsman- 
shi]) run to seed." This was greeted by 
the alumni as a, significant statement of 
pcjlicy in Williams athletics, and brought 
long applause. 

Standards Shall Not Fall 

Returning to the theme which he ex- 
pressed at the Boston dinner. Dr. Dennett 
jioiiited out that the standards at Williams 
would not be let df)\vn for any reason what- 
soever in order to admit the high school 
hoy. He must be able to fulfill all the re- 
quirements, tlicmgh the emphasis will be 
laid on character and intellectual equip- 
ment rather than the well-oiled prep school 
preparation. 

With good judgment and long-range 
planning, those of the next generation can 
be educated here without a decrease in the 
standards, according to Dr. Dennett's 
ideas. In conclusion, he .stated that "no 
stone should be left unturned, no path un- 
trod, to retain at Williams College democ- 
racy and variety, as a factor in education.'' 



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Adelphic Union Trio Loses 
to Dartmouth in Debate 

(Continued from First Page) 
tages of cooperatives. "Besides lowering 
retail prices, cooperatives perform a val- 
uable service by teaching thrift and end- 
ing dangerous monopolies," he argue'd. 
Greenspan remarked that cooperatives are 
old institutions, the first one originating in 
1844. Reference was also made to the co- 
operatives in Scandinavian countries today, 
which have proved highly successful. 
The "impracticability" of such institu- 



tions in the United States was advanced by 
Harvey as an argument for the negative. 
"Furthermore, there is no need for them," 
he declared, condemning them as "parasiti- 
cal growths on capitalism". Wolfe con- 
demned cooperatives as "a blind alley to 
democracy" and a half way measure which 
would accomplish little but confusion. 

Beckell gave the complete rebuttal for 
Dartmouth by efTectively summing up the 
economic advantages of co-ops, which, he 
said, would "arrest certain evils of capital- 
ism" and "fit in with our present economic 
system." 



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with 
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Chester Morris in 

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Roland Young in 
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The Man Who 
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THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 
Grace Moore in 

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Shows Thursday at 2.15, 7.15, 9.15 
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Stickmen Drop Two Games 
During Training Session 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 

the first time this sea-son, shows promise 
as a defense man. The stickmen played 
the first two matches without the services 
of the two regulaiT*, Booty Blake, who 
suffered a ruptured blood vessel, and Walt 
Comfort, who underwent an appendectomy 
shortly liefore the trip. Barky Brown was 
also on the sick-list for the first encounter. 



In preparation for the first scheduled 
home game with Lafayette on April 24, 
Coach Snively has Ijeen holding regular 
daily practices. The squad has l)een in- 
creased to about forty playei-s, giving 
Snively three full teams to work with. If 
comparative scores are at all indicative, 
the Purple should go wellagainst Lafayette, 
since Swarthmore swamped the Easteners 
16-3 two weeks ago. 



Lacrosse Ushers in Spring 
Sports; Plays Union Today 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 

Harvey Potter, all-metropolitan player 
from Poly Prep, Doc Knowlton, and Chan 
Keller form a strong midfield, while the 
close attack will consist of Bob Board man, 
Herb Fett, and Ted Overton. Bob Spang, 
Bob Shedden, and John Hubbell head the 
list of reserves. 

Fowle Has Two Pitchers 

Scholastic ineligibility has left only Dan 
Dunn and Jim Adams for mound duty 
with Bill Fowle's ball club, while an over- 
abundance of better-than-average catchers 
is assured with Bill Dickerson, Western 
Reserve captain, Ted Borden, Middlesex 
captain, Pete McCarthy, Ken Cook, and 
Carmer Hadley trying for the backstop 
post. Ace Asinof is the outstanding com- 
petitor for the first baseman's job, and 
Johnny Ix)we, Hopkins Grammar cap- 
tain, Ross Brown, and Jimmy Gillette will 
probably serve in the other infield po- 
sitions. Pete Kinney, Jim Stanton and 
Miles Fox are outfield possibilities. 

Two weeks vacation has put the track 
squad rapidly in shape, and except for a 
few weak spots in the field events, a strong 
team should be ready for the first meet on 
May 1. Medal play to determine the six- 
man golf team will be held as soon as the 
course is ready for use, with Butch 
Schriber and Andy Anderson probably com- 
peting for the top position. Tennis prac- 
tice will not begin for at least a week owing 
to the condition of the courts. 



On the Bench 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 

causing his being placed on probation for 
a misconduct that occurred in those hal- 
lowed halls the night before the spring 
recess. The powers couldn't apprehend 
the culprits, but they sure meted out a 
raft of punishment in the Sophomore 
class. 



Bowmg This effort marks the last con- 
Out tribution of the present incum- 
bent to this column. Taking 
over after the excellent work of R. J. 
Murphy, the father of Bench, if such is 
possible, was no bright prospect, but the 
strip has given the writer a lot of fun. 
The availability of pubUc expression is 
always welcome, though it has often been 
rather difficult to tell whether you have 
been writing to yourself or not, even on a 
campus paper. 

One pleasant thought on leaving is that 
perhaps the heavy jinx will be lifted from 
over the heads of the unfortunate Williams 
athletes in the future. Since taking over 
a year ago, the Purple has not been able 
to cop a single major Little Three crown. 
Perhaps the new columnist will be able 
to exert some charm over this hoo-doo that 
will throw it into reverse gear. Thanks 
are offered for whatever attention has 
been offered and deepest confidence is held 
for a better column in the future. 



Notices 



'Record' Issue Because the Eagle Print- 
ing and Binding C!o., of 
Pittsfield, Mass., will observe Patriot's 
Day on Monday, April 19, The Record 
wrill not come off the press until Tuesday, 
the date of issue. The College does not 
observe this state hoUday. 



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VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1937 



Madariaga Sees 
'Positive Peace' 
As Need of Day 

Ex-Diplomat Pleads for 

Vision, Intelligence, Per- 

! severance in Lecture 



Talks in Chapin Hall 

Defcaids League Despite 
'Three Great Failures' 



By James M. Burns '39 
The development of wor'd citizensliip 
iind positive peace throuKli vision, intelli- 
(fciico, and perseverance wus championed 
Sunday by Salvador de Madariaga as the 
(inly "long term" means of solving the 
existing proh'ems of nationalism and war. 
SiK'aking in Chapin Hall before a large 
Kiitliering on the subject "The Death and 
Rebirth of the League ot Nations," the 
Spanish author and ex-diplomat attested 
his deep faith in the League as the method 
tlir<mgh which n world commonwealth 
(■(Hild be achieved. "The I-eague is the 
embryo of world government," he declared. 
"It has failed three times — let it fail thirty 
more times, but it must and shall continue 
to exist." 

Madariaga Says League Alive 
"It may seem unduly pessimistic to refer 
to tlie League as dead," Senor de Mada- 
riaga said in reference to the title of his ad- 
dress. "The League is not dead, hut 
something within it is, and those diplomats 
who experienced its three defeats should 
be well aware of this." The three great 
ilcfcats of the League he defined as its 
failure to patch up the feud between 
France and Germany, Italy's conquest of 
Abyssinia, and Japan's seizure of Man- 

"Short-term" thinkers who fee' that the 
avoidance of war within the next few years 
is the immediate problem and believe it 
must be considered before any other ques- 
tion were criticized by the speaker. The 
problem, he asserted, is not one of the next 
few years but one of future generations 
and centuries. As examples of short-term 
thinkers Senor de Madariaga mentioned 
those who try to make jieace a negative 
instead of a positive factor. 

War Worry Bad for League 

The obsession with war is part of this 
negative lactor and is one of the main 
faults with the League, the ex-diplomat as- 
serted, other aspects being its lack of unity 
of purix)se and the lact that it could not 
start with a clean slate because of its 
Peace Conference inheritance. What must 
be done, the speaker maintained, is to de- 
velop a world citizenship, to take the 
minds of the people and give them an inter- 
national twist, which can be the only valid 
persjjective. Condemning limited national 
viewpoints as factors destructive to the 
operation of internationalism, Senor de 
^ladariaga proposed that a world center be 
created for the study ot problems from a 
world-wide point of view. 

"The League is the heghming of the idea 
of federal government," the noted inter- 
nationalist said. "What is a federal gov- 
ernment? It is not merely a system of 
common affairs — it is the government of a 
(Oontlnued on Second Page) 



Causey's Lathers Prize 
Essay Printed by ^Eagle' 

Marking the first time that a prize-win- 
ning Lathers essay has been published 
since 1928, John P. Causey's victorious 
effort on the subject, "Is the Judicial Will 
Identical with the Popular Will," which 
was recently awarded first prize of fifty 
dollars and the accompanying medal by 
the faculty judging committee, appeared 
in large part on the editorial page ot the 
Berkshire Eagle. Prior to this, the 'ast 
essay to be printed was one by Telfor 
Taylor of Schenectady, N. Y. which was 
run in the Springfield Pepublican. 

The Lather's Prize originally included a 
prerequisite that the essay be of printable 
length, but the many complaints by stu- 
dents that this limitation restricted them 
to an unreasonable degree, led Mrs. Lather 
*o eliminate this clause from the original 
qualifications. 



Dean Smith Discusses New Policy of 
More Freedom in Williams Curriculum 



In 



Interview He Says Any DifTiculties Arose from 
'Fact That We Were Just Getting Started' 



By James M 
How the Administration's plan of plac-* 
ing more responsibility on the undergrad- 
uate in curricular matters has resulted in 
an unprecedented amount of freedom and 
elasticity in the individual's choice of 
courses was outlined by Dean Theod/ire 
Clarke Smith in a discussion of the new 
curricular policies of the College with a 
Record reporter Saturday. 

Dean Smith acknowledged that some 
problems arising from the new policies and 
methods have not been satisfactorily set- 
tled in individual eases, but, as be stated 
Saturday, "any difficulties are due to the 
fact that we are just beginning, and for a 
while we haven't had the technique prop- 
erly adjusted." From now on, he indi- 
cated, undergraduates with si)ecial prob- 
lems will be handled more intelligently 
because of the experience the curricular 
officers and faculty have received during 



. BunNS '39 

the past year in dealing with the new 

honors system. 

While the man seeking the degree with 
honors has received the greatest amount of 
freedom in his work, Dean Smith said, the 
student taking the ordinary majors work 
has not been slighted. In a good many 
subjects it is not always necessary now for 
the latter to follow the sequence of courses, 
he declared, although too much freedom is 
limited by the necessity of observing pre- 
requisites. 

This freedom in shifting courses has 
resulted in a great decrease in the number 
of conflicts which led to many grievances 
under the old program, according to the 
Dean. The faculty head also noted that 
the comprehensive examination, which he 
said may be a "lifesaver" to many men in 
that it will enable them to improve their 
(Continued on Second Page) 



W oodbury from M. I. T. 
To Speak Tomorrow on 
The History of Science 

Robert S. Woodbury, assistant professor 
of science at M. I. T. where he has pion- 
eered in teaching the history of science 
during the past six years, will address an 
open meeting of the Science Club on "The 
Educational Significance of the History of 
Science" in Clayk Hall at 7.45 Wednesday 
evening. His lecture is one in a series of 
five which he has been invited to deliver at 
the University of Chicago in May as a 
preparatory step to the establishment of a 
history of science course at that institu- 

Mr. Woodbury, whose lecture here 
Donald E. Richmond, assistant professor 
of mathematics .said should prove "very 
interesting to the faculty," has pioneered 
in the new field of scientific study which 
considers the men behind the scenes rather 
than the laboratory application of their 
discoveries. Mr. Richmond credited him 
with "a lot of help" in planning the year- 
old History and Method of Science course 
at Williams. v.-v > 



Seven Take Part in 
Science Conference 



Five members of the Williams under- 
graduate body and two assistant in- 
structors representing the faculty took 
active part in the Seventh Annual Connect- 
icut Valley Student Scientific Conference 
which met last Saturday at Connecticut 
State College. Adjourning after the open 
address into conference sections for their 
particular branches of scientific study, 
each delegate read a prepared paper of a 
specialized nature. 

Prior to the group sections. Dr. Richard 
Swann Lull, professor emeritus of paleon- 
tology and curator of the Peabody Mu- 
seum at Yale University, appeared as 
guest speaker to discuss "Nature's Pro- 
totypes of Human Inventions." 

Three Williams Professors Attessl 
Rutherford S. Gilfillan '37 was campus 
chairman of the Williams delegation, which 
also numbered several non-participating 
students and faculty members, including 
Elbert C. Cole, professor of biology; Carl 
S. Hoar, associate professor of biology; 
and Wendell S. Nicderhauser, assistant 
professor of chemistry. The nine other 
participating colleges, including Amherst, 
Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Mass. 
State, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Springfield, 
Tiinity, and Wesleyan, were represented 
by a total of 1023 officially enrolled dele- 
gates. 

The Williams speakers at the conference 
and demonstration sections divided into 
three main fields. From the chemistry 
department, Elihu I. Klein '37 spoke on 
"Colloids," and Stanley Simkin read a. 
paper on "The Preparation of Cesium, 
Rubidium, and their Salts." Clinton V. 
Hawn '37 was prevented by sickness from 
delivering his scheduled talk on "Spectro- 
scopy." 

(Oontlnued on Second Page) 



W.C.A. Bookstore Makes 
Change in Official Name 

As the result of an agreement with 
the 1938 Student, Activities Council, 
the W. C. A. Bookstore on Spring 
Street has decided to make a change 
in its name. Henceforth it is to be 
officially recognized as the Williams 
Student Bookstore. 

The reason for the change is attri- 
buted to numerous conflicts in mail- 
ing problems with the Christian As- 
sociation. Since the bookstore is no 
longer affiliated with the W. C. A., 
the change was deemed desirable. 

Bennington Concert 
Ends Glee Club Year 



Festal Occasion at Girls' 
College Marks Close of 
Successful 1937 Season 



Hacker of Columbia 
To Speak Thursday 

Louis Morten Hacker of Columbia Uni- 
versity, Marxist and ardent new deal 
supporter, will be presented by the Liberal 
Club Thureday evening at 7.30 in Jesup 
Hall. "A Materialist's Conception of 
American History" will be the subject of 
his lecture, while on Friday morning he will 
address the History 4 class on "The Pro- 
gressive Movement from Theodore Roose- 
velt to Wilson." 

Mr. Hacker's reputation as a historian is 
well established at Williams for he is co- 
author of The United Slates Since 1885, a 
-t-exts-teoofc aycd-in-^vi,"- ;V«■Wl^ta^r••hisl»l:r 
course. John Chamberlain, writing in the 
New York Times, has called him "the 
most intelligent post-Beardian historian in 
the country." 

Before he became a lecturer in economics 
at Columbia, Mr. Hacker was a journalist, 
contributing to Harper's and a member for 
some time of the staff of the Nation. His 
longer literary works, besides The United 
States Since 1865, include The New Deal, 
The Farmer Is Doomed, and The Incen- 
diary Mahon. 




Williams 

9-4, 3-0 Defeats 

At Yale^. S. C. 

Riel Bests Bryant in Duel 
At Amherst with Only 
Purple Hit by Stanton 

Errors Beat Fuchs 



Seventy-one Members 
Elected to Hopkins Log 

At a closed meeting of the Hopkins Log 
held immediately prior to the spring re- 
cess seventy-one undergraduates were 
elected to membership in the organization 
for the coming year. 

Following is a complete list of those 
chosen: Hans Gatzke, '38 and George S. 
Allen, Bernhard M. Auer, Morrison H. 
Beach, Frederick H. Beals, Max B. Berk- 
ing, Jr., Robert L. Bouse, Jr., Jerome W. 
Brush, Jr., Robert M. Buddington, James 
M. Burns, Howard C. Buschman, Jr., 
Curtis G. Callan, Robert G. Chambers, 
Bruce P. Coffin, William 8. Crosby, Donn 
Dearing, Joseph B. dePeyster," Emil de- 
Planque, Jr., J. Allen Diefenbeck, William 
W. Elder, Jr., Richard E. Fuller, William 
H. Georgi, Frank G. Gillett, -Harry N. 
Gottlieb, Jr., Bayard R. Hand, William 
G. Hayward, Thayer Hopkins, Effingham 
P. Humphrey, Jr., Gordon Hutchins, Jr., 
Alfred L. Jarvis, David P. Johnston, 
Basil D. Knauth, James N. Lambert, 
Harry K. I^ennon, James M. Ludlow, 
William A. McConnell, James O. Mc- 
Reynolds, Howard P. Meader, Jr.. An- 
thony M. Menkel, Jr., Karl A. Mertz, 
William J. Nelligan, Harold A. Nomer, Jr., 
Woodward B. Norton, Clemson N. Page, 
Philip R. Peters, Jr., David M. Pratt, 
Oavid F. Ransom, Arthur L. Rice, Witold 
Rodzinski, John E. Sawyer, Robert S. 
Schultz, III, John H. Sidenberg, Spencer 
V. Silverthome, Jr., David H. Simonds, 
William S. Simpson, Tom K. Smith, Jr., 
William A. Spurrier, Murray S. Stedman, 
Jr., I^ee C. Stetson, Rol)ert M. Surdam, 
Douglas M. Surgenor, Frank H. Townsend, 
Wellington Vandeveer, Fred M. van Eck, 
Robert T. Wollach, Arthur C. Weil, Jr., 
Philip 8. Wheelock, Lamar D. Whitcher, 
Gcotite C. Williams, Bernard S. Witkower, 
and William D. Wyman, '39. 



Dancing, beei-, and incidental amuse- 
ment featured the final concert of the 
Williams Glee Cluli when forty-two of its 
membeis closed a successful eighteen- 
conceit .season by a joint recital with the 
Bennington College chorus in Bennington 
Saturday night. 

With a repertoire familiar to audi- 
ences who have previously heard the 
Williams oi'ganization, the visiting singers 
alternated with their hostesses in the 
presentation of the formal concert. Two 
mixed-chorus selections, Handel's "Halle- 
lujah, Amen," and Panchenko's, "Oh, If 
Mother Volga" were the high points of the 
concert, both being directed by Charles L. 
SaiTord, coach of the Williams group. 

Baseball Enlivens Evening 
Following a brief rehearsal with the 
Bennington singers the Williams group 
"Fmy't^tg i t a ii i ed' a lrdiTmer' by lileil i l lbl ij o f 
the Chorus. To satisfy the more ath- 
letic minded of the two groups an im- 
promptu baseball game was engaged in in 
the interim, but no score was reported 
officially. 

With the conclusion of the concert, the 
gathering took on a festal air as beer was 
provided for the songsters and Lynn 
Chapman's Playboys furnished music for 
dancing conducted in the interests of fair 
play, on a bi-sexual-cut basis. 

The Bennington chorus of fifty-eight, 
was directed by Rudolph A. Pittaway, of 
the Bennington music department, in an 
ambitious program of six selections, in- 
cluding such standard works as Brahms' 
"Ave Maria". A capacity audience 
greeted the girl singers' offerings with 
highly enthusiastic applause. 



Lewis '39 Gives Pool 
New Diver's Helmet 



Coach Muir to Use Novel 
Equipment in Coaching; 
Examiners Pass Tests 



Prowling in the depths of the Lasell 
Pool, Coach Bob Muir will now be able to 
review his swimming candidates Kiphuth- 
style by means of the new diving helmet 
which has been loaned by James P. Lewis 
'39. Though entirely a home-made affair, 
the equipment is perfectly adequate for 
use in a pool or lake, being adaptable to 
a depth of about forty feet if necessary. 

At the end of a week's intensive work, 
six men have succeeded in passing the 
rigorous American Red Cross Life Saving 
Examiner's tests which the coach has been 
conducting. They will aid in the routines 
which applicants for Junior and Senior 
cards will have to pass. Those who have 
qualified are Donald F. Hendrie, Donald 
T. McMillan '38, Douglas B. Hoyt, Frank- 
lyn Sharpless, Frank R. Wallace '39, and 
Carroll G. WeUs '40. 

Can Helmet Carefully Padded 

The unique helmet is made from a five 
gallon gasoline can with one end removed, 
and a glass window set in one side with 
solder. The under, open surface has been 
shaped to fit the shoulders, and padded to 
prevent chafing. Air is supplied by means 
of a small pump cylinder, operated from 
the edge of the pool by an assistant. A 
(Oontlnued on Second P*te) 



Ephmen's Nine Misplays 
Costly at New Haven 

Special to The Recohd 

New Haven, Conn., Momlaij, April 19 — 
Timely hitting along with heads-up base- 
ball gave Yale a 9-4 victory over Williams 
on Yale Field this afternoon. The Elis 
got off to a two run lead in the .second in- 
ning on Walt Kliniezak's triple after Larry 
Kelley and Doonan had singled, and added 
a run in each of the third, fifth and sixth 
innings. Yale closed its scoring with a 
quartet of tallies in the eighth inning when 
Captain Shanty Fuclis walked two, Eddie 
Stanley was credited with a passed ball, 
Phil Stearns, Hank Stanton, and Mike 
Latvis each made errors and Klimczak 
got his second trijile. 

Ted Horton held Williams to eight 
scattered hits and gave only one walk 
while fanning three. Two Yale errors 
gave the Purple a run in the third, while 
another error and Stanton's single added 
two runs in the sixth. Two errors and Lat- 
vis's single brouglit the total to four in the 
ninth. Phil Stearns with three hits in four 
official trips to the plate led both teams 
in batting. 

By Woodward B. Noeton, '39 

Williams went through the motions of 
opening a baselmll season on M. S. C.'s 
Alumni Field at Amherst Satu rday as the^_ 
Ephmen bowed to the one-hit pitching of 
Fran Riel, Mass. State Sophomore ace, 
3-0. A perfect game was spoiled for the 
righthander when, with one man down in 
the seventh inning, Hank Stanton hoisted 
a long fly to left which fell over Russ 
Hauck's head for two bases and the only 
Purple safety ol the afternoon. 

At this time the Caldwell-coached nine 
made its only serious threat. Larry 
Durrell walked on four pitched balls, 
Stanton racing to third as the last pitch 
got away from Johnny Bush, and with the 
infield playing well up on the grass Bill 
Stradley shot a short fly over the short- 
stop's head which looked good for a base 
hit. Stanton started for the plate and 
Durrell streaked for second, but Couper 
managed to get liack and trap the ball, 
relaying it to first for the double play that 
retired the side, 

State Scores in First 

M. S. C. was able to l)reak the scoring 
ice in the opening frame on Patterson's 
error, a stolen liase, and the first of Hauck's 
three hits. Again in the third, a double 
by Captain Fred Riel, a Texas 1-eague 
single by Hauck, a blow to right by Towle 
and Mildram's fly to center accounted for 
the Statesmen's other two tallies. 

In order to have Captain Shanty Fuchs 
ready to face Yale yesterday. Coach Cald- 
well started his southpaw Tom Bryant 
against the Statesmen. The jwrtsider 
turned in a creditable game which was not 
quite good enough to top the performance 
of Riel, who had the Ephmen popping 
weakly to the infield or hitting into the 
dirt all afternoon. 

(Continued on Second Page) 



Phi Beta Kappa Society 
Will Hear Dr. Lamprecht 

Dr. Sterling P. I>amprecht '11, professor 
of philosophy at Amherst, will address 
members of the Phi Beta Kappa society on 
Thursday, April 29 at the Society's an- 
nual banquet, to be held this year at the 
Zeta Psi house. The subject of the talk 
has not yet been made known. 

Besides being a member of the scholastic 
honorary society while in college. Dr. 
I>amprecht was active in debating, a mem- 
ber of Delta Sigma Rho, connected with 
the Christian Association, and a musician 
on the orchestra. On the occasion of the 
Mark Hopkins Centenary last fall, he de- 
livered a lecture at the philo.sophy sym- 
posium. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, APRIL 80, 1037 



The Williams Record 



Entered at Pittatield post oflic« as second class 
matter February 28, 1931. 



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April 20, 1937 



Ball Team Loses to 
M.S.C., Yale Outfits 

(Continued from First P*g») 
Bryant worked himself out of a. hole in 
the sixth when with two gone, Johnny 
Ijttvrakus, Mass. State second hiisenian, 
lined a double into left centerfield, and on 
the next i)itch Burlier Piitterson Ratliered 
up Bush's grounder, took a quick look at 
Lavrakas at arm's length along the base- 
line, and then carefully threw the hall over 
Phil Stearns head at firet, Fran Riel flied 
out to Fuchs in right, however, and the 
threat was ended. 

Though allowing nine hits, the Purple 
twirler failed to pass a single batter facing 
him, and in eighteen innings so far this 
spring has allowed hut two earned runs. 
If the Ephmen can find their batting eyes, 
the team should go a, long way, since the 
fielding, for the most part, is satisfactory. 
Fuchs went hitless in three official trips 
to the plate and Durrcll failed to connect 
in two. When this pair heRins to produce 
Williams will look more like a hall club 
than it did to the opening-day fans Sat- 
urday. 

Durrell made a circus catch of Towle's 
drive to retire the side in the fourth. The 
diminutive fielder raced deep and across 
the foul line, grabbed the hall, juggled it, 
finally making the catch with his gloved 
hand behind his back. 



Fran Riel was evidently trying to please 
the Amherst squad, out en masse to view 
the Purple in action. Every time Fuchs 
strode to the plate he threw the first pitch 
right at the Williams Captain's head. 
On the third occasion, Fuchs picked him- 
self off the ground and |)ointed significantly 
to the plate. "Keep it over tliere," he 
said, and then drew a base on balls. 

The score: 
WILLIAMS MASS. STATE 

ab r h po a e ab r ii po a e 

Stanley, c 4 3 1 o|couper, ss 4 3 10 
D.Stearns,2b 4 3 1 l]l". Riel, 3b 4 2 13 2 2 
Fuchs, rf 3 2 0|llauck, If 4 13 10 
P..Stearns,lb 4 (1 o|Towle, 11) 4 2 10 



Stanton, ss 4 13 2 1 

-Durrell, If 2 3 

Stradley, cf 3 3 1 

Pat'son, 3b 3 1 2 2 

Bryant, p 2 10 



Miklrani, rf 4 

Bemben, cf 4 2 

Lav'ka.s, 2b 4 1 3 

Bush, c 3 10 10 

Fran Hiel.p 3 13 4 



Totals 20 1 24 8 4 Totals 34 3 9 27 2 

•Score by innings: 

WILLIAMS OODOOOOO O— 

MASS. STATE 1 O 200 000 x— 3 

Runs hatted in — Hauck. Towie, Mildram. Two- 
base hits — Stanton, Fred Hiel, Lavrakas. Stolen 
bases— Fred Riel (2). Bases on balls— Oft Riel (3). 
Struck out— By Riel (•")), by Bryant (3). Double 
play — Couper to Towle. Passed balls — Bush (2). 
Umpires — Leary and Winters. Time; 1:3.5. 



Donn Bearing, Adele Hay 
To Star in French Play 

Under the auspices of the Alliance 
Francaise, a French play, La Pondre Aux 
Yeux, will be given by a joint cast of Wil- 
liams and Bennington students in Jesup 
Hall Auditorium with April 29 as tentative 
date of production. Donn Dearing '39 
and Miss Adele Hay will take the leading 
roles, while direction of the comedy is in 
the hands of Michele A. Vaccariello, assist- 
ant professor of Romanic Languages, and 
John K. Savacool '39. 

The play, a nineteenth century comedy 
by Lahiche and Martin, is the story of two 
bourgeois French famlHes who are at- 
. tempting to arrange attractive marriages 
for their respective off-spring by "throw- 
ing sand" in each others eyes. During the 
absence of Dr. Vaccariello, direction of the 
production has been in the hands of Sava- 
cool while Wil'iam J. Feabody '38, who is 
chiefly responsible for the sponsorinR of 
the play, has also helped in the directing. 

Dearing and Miss Hay will take the 
parts of one married couple whose daugh- 
ter, to be played by Miss Constance 
Mather, is to marry the son of the other 
couple. Feabody and Miss Lucie Glas- 
brook will have the roles of the second 
married pair while Grant M. Thompson '38 
will take the part of their son. Others in 
the cast will he Savacool, Robert H. 
Jerosch '37, the Misses Jamie Porter and 
Kathleen Harriman, Anson C. Piper '40, 
MiBB MoUie Howe, Talcott B. Clapp '38, 
and J. Allen Diefenbcck '39. 



Seven Represent Williams 
At Conn. Science Meeting 

(Oontmutd from Pint F*se) 
In the zoological section, .John F. Woh- 
nus '36, biology assistant, discussed 
"Histology of the Frog Skin"; Charles 
Nichols, Jr., assistant in biology, spoke on 
^'Relation of Genetics and Embryology"; 
Rutherford 8. Gilfillan '37 talked on 



A Study of Kinbiyologioal Ossification 
throu((h tlie Media of Cleaiod Specimens"; 
and Morris Geller '37 descriljed "A Study 
in Muscle Grafts in the Dorsal Lymph 
Sac of the Frog." 

Representing the physics department, 
M. Voorhoes Laiulon '38 spoke on "Diffrac- 
tion (iiatings," and Lloyd S. Blair '38 
talked on "Modern Technique in Pho- 
tography." Following the afternoon sec- 
tions, u tea dance was given in the armory 
to the strains of the Connecticut State 
Collegians. 




.^ ON THE 



BENCH 



Opener With this issue a new writer, 
I'ock, opens work on this column, 
the child of Richard J. (Flip) Murphy, 
Williams, '36. Flip went on from making 
Bench something of a circulation saviour 
for The Record to writing scenarios for 
M.G.M. in Hollywood, and while it is not 
likely that Took could cross the street on 
his abilities as a columnist, let alone the 
Allegheny and Rocky Mountains with the 
Mississippi River thrown in as a breather, 
he will attempt to come as close to Flip's 
high standard as possible. If any one 
reads this strip oftener than every other 
week, lie is half as interested in the work as 
Tock and probably knows twice as much 
about it. This situation entitles him to 
all the written comments, pro or con, he 
cares to address in a legible manner to 
Tock in care of The Recoud. Suggestions 
will be read and probably not taken, and 
criticisms will be about as welcome as snow 
in May, but the column is of Tock, by 
The Record, for you, and this makes it 
your right to scream! See ya' then. 

Silent The present baseball campaign is a 
Bats scant three days old and already 
it is apparent that Caldwell's chief 
problem is going to be strength at the 
plate, or rather lack of it. Saturday at 
Mass. State the boys couldn't hit the floor 
with their hats, and Tom Bryant, who is 
at least as good as the average run of inter- 
collegiate southpaw twirlers, is beginning 
to wonder just what a pitcher has to do to 
win a game for the Purple. In the two full 
games that the portsider has worked this 
spring the Ephmen have been able to 
garner just exactly that many hits behind 
him. 

Down at Princeton Eddie Stanley 
scratched a single through short, but it re- 
mained for Tom himself to get the im- 
portant hit against the Tigers, scoring 
what should have been the winning margin 
in a 1-0 triumph. At Amherst, the Wil- 
liams lefthander was lucky to get as much 
support as he did. If Russ Hauck, the 
Statesmen's left field guardian, had started 
for the cinder track behind him instead of 
for the bench when Hank Stanton's bat 
cracked, the Ephmen's non-intervention 
policy would have been complete. 

Ab things stand now, it is a couple of the 
boys with the worst looking averages that 
are counted on to be the moat help to 
Coach Charlie Caldwell as the season wears 
on. Shanty Fuchs, of course, isn't likely 
to slump for the rest of the year, and Larry 
Durrell, with a natural swing and his 
stature in his favor, will probably be up 
among the leaders before many games'are a 
matter of record. He isn't far from the 
top right now, and his average is .000. 

Tock 



Madariaga Makes Plea for 
'Positive Peace' in Lecture 

(Continued from First Page) 

commonwealth that feels itself united and 
compact. The world federation will be 
realized when men are taught to feel that 
they have a higher interest than their own 
state, an interest which they must serve 
without V)cing a traitor to that state. 

"Are we going to say that the whole 
world is a lunatic asylum?" the lecturer 
asked. "Could we not tiegin with intelli- 
gence and perseverance a study of what 
can be done with one and a half billions of 
human tieings crowded closely together 
with all their technique and knowledge? 
The more enlightened people of the more 
enlightened nations — can we not do some- 
thing aljout this?" 

J. P. Lewis '39 Gives New 
Diving Equipment to Pool 

(Continued from PIrat Page) 
rubber hose about thirty feet lonr con- 
nects helmet and pump. 

The view through the glass window is 
exactly the sanne as that seen in an under- 
wat«r moving picture. A swimmer above 
the diver is outlined distinctly for the 
length of his body in the familiar and real- 
istic manner in which movies present such 
action shots. Lead weights fore and aft 
on the helmet which weighs about Rfty 



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King rightly exiiects to pack 
them into his emporium with The Last of 
Mrs. Cheyney. (The word is pronounced 
"Chain-ee.") We don't want to spoil the 
story, hut it's all afxjut people who pretend 
they're richer than they are, and they're 
exposed in the end. It all turns out all 
right, though, as what picture wouldn't 
with Joan Crawford, who has given up for 
all time, we hope, her crying pictures, 
Robert Montgomery, who can be whimsi- 
cal to a point bordering on death and make 
you love it. We can't omit mention of the 
ineffable William Fowell. 

Thursday and Friday will have the 
original songbird of the screen, a lady 
named Grace Moore, singing everything 
from Minnie The Moocher on up, or down, 
as you will. Anyhow she gets away with 
all the songs, including the ballad on Min- 
nie, and manages to inject more pzazz and 
less gooiness into her new vehicle. When 
You're In Love. It seems as though, what 
with all her earlier pictures about love, 
they might pick some other major theme 
to write the title about, but it will pass 
this time on the merits of the picture. 
These, needless to say, are distinctly 
heightened by the ever-sprightly and con- 
vincing Gary Grant. 

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pounds, are hardly perceptible under the 
water. As a safety measure for all users, 
a special course in the use of the helmet is 
now being given. 

When asked if he intended to use the 
apparatus for coaching next season. Coach 
Muir replied, "I haven't yet been able to 
correct all the faults which I can see from 
the surface. Why go in search of trouble? 
As a matter of fact," he added, "there is a 
great deal of practical value in this diving 
helmet, and I think it might help quite a 
bit next year." 

Dr. Smith Discusses 
Curricular Freedom 

(Continued from First Page) 

grades at the last moment, also contains 
the element of elasticity, because one half 
of it will probably be adapted to the 
special courses taken by a student. 

Dean Smith a7si?" discussed the fffi- 
quently-made complaint that the candi- 
date for the degree with honors "drifts 
along" without ever knowing quite where 
he stands, and feels that a large a mount of 
extra work is going to waste. This prob- 
lem is being solved, he said, by "adapting 
the honors work to the man rather than 
trying to adapt the man to the honors 
work, by making the plugger feel as much 
at home as the student with a brilliant 
mind." It is his belief that any man of 
ability, regardless of his type of mind, will 
find great value in taking honors work. 

Dean Smith finally urged underclassmen 
to use "long-range planning" in their 
choice of courses. This is particularly 
desirable, he said, in the present Williams 
program. He deplored the fact that 
"there are always a, certain number of 
sophomores who take junior courses with- 
out thinking where it will leave them 
senior year," and stated that underclass- 
men should always keep in mind what 
they intend to do in later life when choos- 
ing their courses. 



Notices 



Speech Copies of Dr. Dennett's speech 
to the Alumni in New York may 
be obtained by calling at the Fresident's 
Office. . 



Edmund W. vonHasseln and H. Warren 
Faine '39 were the only students confined 
to the Tliompson Infirmary when The 
Record went to press Monday night. 



Erratum Notice — Due to a typographical 
errdr, a mistake was 
made in the announcement concerning the 
races on home waters which will be held by 
the Williams Rowing Association. The 
new shell will enable I the oarsmen to have 
scheduled meets on Lake Pontoosuc, and 
not as appeared in the last issue of The 
Record. 



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7.45 p. m. — The Science Club presents Dr. 

Robert 8. Woodbury who will speak 

on "The Educational Significance of 

the History of Science." Clark HalL 

THURSDAY, APRIL 22 

4.15 p. m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams 

vs. I^high. Weston Field. 
7.30 p. m.— The Liberal Club presents 
Louis M. Hack^ who will speak on 
"A Materialistic Conception of Amer- 
ican History." Jesup Hall. 




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Running of Mile Decides 
Lehman Meet Standings 

With the first and second places in 
the Lehman Cu]) meet already 
clinched by past performances of 
TIffy Cook and Jim Patterson re- 
siiectively, the mile run, held on the 
board track the day before vacation, 
decided the winners of the third, 
fourth, and fifth positions. Ken 
Rood's victory in a 4.58 mile failed to 
Karner him a place in the final stand- 
inKB as Hadley (Jriffin with a total of 
einht points took third in the final 
rating, while Don Brown ranked 
fourth with several points, and Ted 
Wills scored six ]x)ints to place fifth. 

Fanshawe Will Lead 
Summer Expedition 

Under the direction of John R. Fan- 
shawe, instructor in Geology, five Wil- 
liams students will participate this sum- 
mer in a six-week expedition to Montana 
and Wyoming for the purpose of obtaining 
actual experience In newly-developed re- 
search methods in northern and central 
parts of the Rocky Mountains. 

The undergraduate group, which in- 
cludes Richard W. Colman '37, H. I^ee 
Ferguson, Edward G. Hoffman, Eugene 
S, Richardson, and Edward S. Willing '38, 
will a.ssemble Sunday, June 25 ut the 
Princeton Research Association Camp in 
Red liOdge, Montana. After a week of 
intensive study of plane table mapping 
and geologic field methods, under Prince- 
ton and Columbia professors, the Williams 
grou|) will leave for field work. 

During the expedition's four-week stay 
at Wind River Canyon, south of Ther- 
mopolis, Wyoming, Mr. Fanshawe will 
supervise hi.s undergraduate members in 
work on stratigraphical and structural 
problems. 

Last year Mr. Fanshawe conducted a 
similar trip with Henry R. Wardwell '36 
and Stedman Seay '37 and obtained in- 
formation and experience which may prove 
valuable for this summer's work. This 
year's party will conclude its trip with a 
four-day trip through the Bighorn Moun- 
tains, Pryor Mountains Yellowstone 
Park, coal mines and oil fields before it di 
bands on Saturday, August 7. 



Photo Service Room 
In Jesup Renovated 

Settlement of Tentative 
Contracts Will Become 
Final After This Week 



Marston '37, Wolfe, and 
Hector '38 Will Attend 
Princeton's Conference 

Frederick C. Marston '37, Louis J. 
Hector, and Marshall J. Wolfe '38, will be 
the Williams representatives at the Inter- 
collegiate Literary Conference to be held 
at Princeton on Friday and Saturday. 
While the definite program is not yet avail- 
able. Professor Albert H. Licklider has 
stated that the meeting will be nmrked by 
notable speakers and discussions. 

The three Williams delegates, all of 
whom have been picked on the basis of 
their interest in literature, are connected 
with Sketch, Wolfe being the editor-in-chief 
and the others members of the editorial 
board of the magazine. 

The conference will be held primarily to 
"provide a basis for the exchange of under- 
graduate literary thought and method." 
Guest speakers and discussions of the 
trends of contemporary literature here and 
in England will occupy the first day of the 
meeting. The Princeton dramatic asso- 
ciation is giving a play that evening espec- 
ially for the delegates, and during the 
second day there will be another discussion 
and a final general session. 



Further steps in the development of the 
newest campus organization, the Williams 
Photo Service, have brought complete re- 
juvenation of the darkroom in the base- 
ment of Jesup Hall. To give to the Col- 
lege a more extensive and complete work- 
shop for photographic purposes, the group 
has made several improvements and addi- 
tions to its equipment. 

Newest of these innovations is the con- 
struction of a single large room for the 
Photo Service which has been painted with 
aluminum. The principle of this idea, 
which was suggested by Dr. Wendell S. 
Niederhauser, of the chemistry depart- 
ment, is to obtain maximum reflection 
from the red and green developing lights 
in a light-tight area. A twelve-inch fan, 
capable of intake and exhaustion of 10,000 
cubic feet of air in the darkroom five times 
every hour and which is also instrumental 
in the drying of photographic negatives, 
has likewise been installed. 

New Supplies Obtained 

Two enlargers, for standard and minia- 
ture film; new shelves, compartments, 
drawers to keep supplies in large amounts 
for immediate use; a complete cross-index 
filing system of pictures which will always 
be kept on hand for constant reference; 
reimired plumbing equipment and electri- 
cal facilities, as well as safety lights, ferro- 
type tins, chemicals paper, and drying 
pads added to actual photographic sup- 
plies, complete the recent improvements. 

The tentative contracts, which were 
drawn u)) and offered to all campus publi- 
cations at the time of the Photo Service's 
inception, will be settled this week, accord- 
ing to G. Hitch Tryon '38, president of the 
group, when the officers will hold confer- 
ence with these organizations. A petition 
was presented Thursday to the S.A.C., in 
which the Photo Service is seeking a suit- 
able room for meetings as well as an office 
for files and bulletin board. 

The six-week competition for candidates 
desiring membership in the organization 
attracted twenty-two competitors. Start- 
ing this week, the would-be pliotographers 
are assigned a wide variety of aubjeots, 
which includes action, portrait, and inter- 
ior work. A limited number of candidates 
will be selected at the end of the six-week 
period, the choice depending on the 
amount of photographic ability shown dur- 
ing the competition. 



Dr. Dennett Will Address 
Brown Dinner at Boston 



Perry Reports Two 
Large Earthquakes 

Two large earthquakes of an undeter- 
mined origin have been recorded on the 
Palmer seismograph within the past two 
weeks, according to a recent statement 
made by Dr. Elwyn L. Perry, in charge of 
the station. Freight trains on the Boston 
and Maine, and classes passing throvigh 
Clark Hall also produce many minor 
microseisms on the delicate instrument. 

One good-sized wave came in during the 
vacation period, and one was registered 
only a week ago, the scientist declared. 
Though there has been no official check 
with other key stations as to the exact 
regions of the disturbances. Dr. Perry es- 
timated roughly that they both were at 
least eight or nine thousand miles away. 
This would place the local in the region 
of the Philippine Islands and the East 
Indies, or half way around the world. 

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Dr. Tyler Dennett will be one of 
the principal sjjeakers at the eleventh 
annual dinner of the Brown Alumni 
Association to l>e held at the Copley 
Plaza Wednesday evening in honor of 
President Henry M. Wriston. Others 
scheduled to sjjeak at the dinner are 
Lieutenant-governor Raymond E. 
Jordan of Rhode Island and Professor 
Philip Cabot of the Harvard Business 
School. 

At the invitation of Judge Kenneth 
D. Johnson, a trustee of Brown Uni- 
versity, Dr. Dennett will tell some of 
his experiences in Washington, D. C. 
many years ago, at which time he was 
associated with Dr. Wriston. The 
latter is well known for his high ideals 
in scholarship, and great ability in 
educational administration. 



ago, the machinery has l)een functioning 
in exact precision with that of other sta- 
tion.s. No breakdown is anticipated, as 
the instrument is of a haidy, though sen- 
sitive, construction. A monthly report is 
.sent to the science clearing hou.se in Wash- 
ington where data from all over the coiin- 
try is collected and catalogued. 

Not definite as yet, there is a strong 
possibility that some time soon there may 
he additional equipment of a minor .sort 
installed. This will be in the way of keep- 
ing the whole set-up in tune with the ad- 
vances made in the field of seismology. 
Any additional parts will not come from 
the donors of the original instrument, how- 
ever, for an endowment has been made 
only for the equipment already in use. 



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Milham Reports Second 
Zeroless Winter Within 
Past Fifty- Year Period 

The exceptionally mild winter just past 
is the second in a fifty-year period during 
which there has been no day of zero 
weather, according to the monthly report 
of n\cteorological observations made at the 
College observatory under the direction of 
Professor Willis I. Milham. 

Indicating that March was snowy and 
cold, the report compares it to the same 
month of the winter of 1931-1932 when 
another zeroless winter was recorded. 
Highest temperature during the mouth 
was forty-four on March IS, while the 
lowest was noted four days earlier at seven 
degrees. 

Total precipitation, which iitcludes rain 
and water equivalent of the snow, was 2,90 
inches. This is close to the normal of 3,07 
inches, while the total snowfall was 20,0 
inches which was large compared with a 
normal of 10,6 inches. These conditions 
were not as exceptional as the temperature, 
having been surpassed several times during 
the past fif oy years. Rain fell on eighteen 
days, with a similar number of cloudy 
days, five partially cloudy ones, and only 
ei ;ht clear. 



Works of Local Painter 
Form. Lawrence Exhibit 



Forty canvases by Alice Helm French of 
Williainstown, including landscapes and 
still life studies in pastels and oils, form 
the current exhibit in tlie Lawrence Art 
Museum, Recently displayed in Green- 
field and at Massachusetts State College, 
the group will be on view until Saturday, 
April 30, 



Several paintings of the Berkshires as 
well as scenes of Williamstown in winter 
have been included by Mrs, French in the 
present showing. Other of her works are 
owned by the St, Louis Museum of Art; 
Doshisha College, Kyota, Japan; and 
Colegio Internacionaf, Guadalajara, Mex- 
ico, 

Mrs, French, the mother of two Wil- 
liams graduates, received her training at 
the 'Art Institute of Chicago, Her hus- 
band, the lat« William M, R, French, was 
for many years director of that institution. 



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The Williams Recor 



VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1937 



No. 7 



Plays by Odets, 
Shaw Selected 
For Spring Bill 

Casting Started by Cap 
and Bells; Mr. Wallace 
Rooney, New York Di- 
rector, to Handle Work 



Added to the list of entertainment fea- 
tures over Houseparty week-en<i, May 13- 
14, will be the production of two one-act 
plays, Hotv He Lied to Her Hushumi by 
George Bernard Shaw, and Wailing for 
Lefty by Clifford Odets, it was announced 
Wednesday by Cap and Bells. The plays 

ill be given in the Williaiiistown Opera 
House and are- to be directed by Mr. Wal- 
lace Rooney, professional director from 
New York. 

How He Lied to Her Husband is a 
parody on Shaw's currently revived Can- 
dida and is typical of the famous Irish 
satirist's sophisticated humor. As in the 
last mentioned play, it deals throughout 
with a man and wife, and ensuing conijili- 
cations presented by the appearance of a 
boyish lover. 

Odets Wrote Many Hits 

Odets, author of Waiting Jor Lefty, has 
become famous as the star writer for the 
Group Theatre of New York where he 
wrot e A wake and Sing, Till the Day I die. 
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and 
numerous others. He recently left New 
York for Hollywood, and authored the 
film hit, The General Died at Dawn. A 
short time ago, Mr. Odets married I.uise 
Rainer, cinemactress. 

Following the theme of many of his 
other plays. Wailing for Lefty depicts the 
struggle between labor and capital, being a 
direct adaptation of the taxi cab strike of 
1934 in New York. Spenkifig of the cfflh- 
ing May bill, Gorton T. Kay '38, president 
of the dramatic organization, says, "in 
conjunction with our policy of getting good 
entertainment, we have chosen two very 
well written plays, and have teen fortunate 
in securing the services of Mr. Rooney.' 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Debate with Otago 
To Be Held Monday 

Four debates, including one at Amherst 
on May 7, have been scheduled by the 
Adelphic Union for the next two weeks, it 
was announced recently by H. V. E. 
Mitchell, III, '38, president of that organ- 
ization. Tentative plans have al.so been 
drawn up for two trips during the latter 
part of May to meet various New England 
and western New York state colleges. 

Although definite arrangements for the 
proposed trips, by two teams of Adelphic 
Union debaters, have not yet been con- 
cluded, permission has been granted by 
college authorities for the undertaking of 
such a venture, and it is expected that the 
Williams speakers will meet such teams as 
Hamilton, Union, Colgate, and similar 
schools. 

New Zealanders Coming 

Victory over Amherst on May 7 would 
give Williams a point toward the Trophy of 
Trophies, while an Amherst triumph would 
clinch the award for the Sabrinas. The 
question chosen for the debate is, Resolved, 
That the extension of the industrial system 
is increasingly detrimental to culture. 

Next Monday, April 26, in Griffin Hall, a 
team of New Zealanders from the Univer- 
sity of Otago will uphold the negative of 
the question. Resolved, That the British 
Empire shows signs of disintegration, 
against an Adelphic Union team not yet 
chosen. 

John P. Causey and John C. Goodbody 
'37 will participate in their final under- 
graduate debate on Wednesday, April 28, 
when they meet a pair of Skidmore speak- 
ers here. The question originally sug- 
gested by Adelphic Union officials— free 
love — was rejected by Skidmore as one 
that was unsuited to such an occasion. 
^ An innovation will be tried on May 5, 
when Professor Frederick L. Schuman will 
uphold our democratic form of government 
as opposed to dictatorship, which will he 
upheld by four undergraduates, Robert E. 
WilS"'38, William 8. Crosby, James M. 
Diefenbeck, and Murray 8. Stedman '39. 



HeWill Lead 1938 Glee Club 




A. Ward West '38 



W. West '38 Elected 
Leader of Glee Club 



Board of Directors for 
1937-1938 also Chosen 
at Elections Tuesday 



A. Ward West '38, of Binghamton, N. 
Y., was chosen leader of the Glee Club for 
the coming year in an election held by that 
body in Chapin Hall Tuesday evening. 
At the same time seven other members 
were named to membership on the Board 
of Directors: C. Boru Newman, Douglas 
T. Yates '38; Frank W. Caulk, Joseph C. 
Clement, Jr., Manton Copeland, Jr., '39; 
William S. Budington, and Winship A 
Todd '40, all of whom will be joined by 
West and Thomas I.. Duncan, 1938 busi 
nuss managCT on the Board. " • 

West, who prepared for Williams at 
Andover where he was active in dramatic 
and singing organizations, as well as being 
on the golf squad, has been a member of 
the Quartet and was on the 1936-1937 Glee 
Club Board. He is affiliated with the 
Kappa Alpha Society. 

Newman on 'Record' 

Newman is Business Manager of The 
Record, a member of the Undergraduate 
Council, and is on the Executive Commit- 
tee of the S.A.C. A member of the 
Thompson Concert Committee, he was 
recently chosen president of the Forum 
and has played on the football squad 
For two years he has served on the Board 
of Directors of the Glee Club and sings on 
the Quartet. 

Yates is manager of baseball for next 
spring and transferred here from the 
University of Virginia in his Sophomore 
year. Both are Junior advisers and affil- 
iated with the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. 

Caulk has been in the Glee Club for two 
years and is out for the varsity tennis 
team this spring. He is affiliated with 
Alpha Delta Phi. Copeland is manager of 
football for 1939 and is a member of Cap 
and Bells. He is a Junior adviser for next 
year and a member of Sigma Phi. Clem- 
ent won the Freshnuin Public Speaking 
contest last year, is a member of Cap and 
Bells, and in the W. C. A. He is affiliated 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Frederick L. Hisaw, professor of biology 
at Harvard, will speak tomorrow at 7.30 
p. m. in Jcsup Hall auditorium on the 
subject "A Modern Viev! of Internal Se- 
cretions and Their Regulation of Sexual 
Cycles." Professor Hisaw will be pre- 
sented by the Science Club and the Wil- 
liams Forum. 

President of the Society of Zoologists 
and one of the foremost investigators in the 
field of endocrinology, Sunday's speaker 
is noted primarily for his discovery of the 
method of separating hormones, which 
was so successful that it was patented by 
the University of Wisconsin to protect it 
from quacks. His work in this field has 
led to his recognition not only in this 
country hut abroad. 

Man of Varied Interests 

Dr. Hisaw holds a Master's Degree from 
the University of Missouri and the degree 
of Doctor of Philosojjhy from the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin. He is a member of the 
Society of Mammalogisls, the Micro- 
scopical Society, the Physiological Society, 
the Society for Experimental Biology and 
Medicine, and the Association for the 
Study of Internal Secretions. His main 
fields of interest are vertebrate embryology, 
physiology of reproduction, and endo- 
crinology. 

Dr. Hisaw's lecture tomorrow will be on 
a subject that has received much attention 
in recent years. Great importance has 
been made in the understanding of the hor- 
mones which regulate the sexual cycle, 
which is considered to be of profound im- 
portance in medicine not only in the treat- 
ment of pathological cases but in the in- 
ier;»retatioi> of. Uif, ^•.(ursia! roprnductivo 
functions. Many of the activities of 
organisms formerly associated with the 
nervous system or some unknown coor- 
dinating forces have been found to be 
directly fue to the action of hormones. 



'Ordinary Issue' of Cow 
To Appear on Saturday 

This month's edition of the Purple Cow, 
will appear in the bookstalls this Saturday 
with the announcement that Pierre Sichel 
'39, John W. Armsby, William S. Buding- 
ton, William H. Curtiss, Jr., and Anson C. 
Piper '40 have been elected to the literary 
board of the publication while R. Dike 
Blair and Brenton Brown '40 were named 
to its staff. In the words of Managing 
Editor Robert 8. Schultz, III, the current 
offering is an "ordinary issue." 

Foremost among the ciurent attempts 
to amuse the campus is a letter supposedly 
written by a girl to a Williams under- 
graduate expressing her sensations and 
impressions of people and things after a 
Winter Carnival stay in Williamstown. 
The Music column this month is written 
by Max B. Berking, Jr. and William D. 
Wyman '39, who are the only outside con- 
tributors to this issue. The cover is by 
Donald W. Jones '38. 



F. L. Hisaw, Biologist 
To Speak Tomorrow 

To Lecture on 'Internal 
Secretions and Their 
Regulation of Cycles' 



McKean Replaces Hector 
At Literary Conference 

Friday, April «3— Keith F. Mc- 
Kean '38 has gone to Princeton in 
place of Louis J. Hector '38, as the 
third Williams representative with 
Frederic C. Marston '37 and Mai-shall 
J. Wolfe '38 to the Intercollegiate 
Literary Conference which meets to- 
day and tomorrow. Babette Deutsch, 
Archibald MacLeish, and Arthur 
Krock feature the list of guest 
speakers who are to appear in the 
different discussion groups into which 
the gathering will divide itself after 
assembhng this afternoon. 

Several other sjieakers on the 
schedule include Gelett Burgess, au- 
thor of The Purple Cow; John Hous- 
man, director of the New York Fed- 
eral Theater Project; William Carlos 
Williams, imagist poet; and Curtice 
Hitchcock, publisher. 

Deutsch is an author with sevcial 
volumes of verse and criticism to his 
account, including his recent This 
Modern Poetry. Mcl>eish won the 
Pulitzer Prize with his poem Conquis- 
tador and has recently completed a 
radio play. The Fall of the City. Krock 
is the head of the New York Times 
Washington Bureau. 



U.S. to Be Socialist, 
L. M. Hacker States 



Colgate Is Favored 
Over Eph Trackmen 

Losses from Ineligibility 
Weaken Purple Forces 
for Encounter Today 

With its outlook clouded by the loss of 
four promising sophomores, the varsity 
track team will make its debut against a 
strong Colgate outfit at Hamilton this 
afternoon. Expecting to meet the stiffest 
competition of his four-meet schedule, 
Coach Tony Plansky will rely on a strong 
array of sprinters and hurdlers to offset a 
general weakness in the field events. 

The ineligibility of Tad Fairbanks, chief 
hope in the hammer, shot, and discus, deals 
the hardest blow to the Purple forces, 
while the loss of Bill Stoddard in the high 
jump, John Abberleyin the dashes, and 
Ford Ballantyne in the hurdles cripples the 
team still more. 

Outdoor Drills Aid Purple 

The two-weeks' practice outdoors has 
served to whip the runners into excellent 
shape, however. Pete Gallagher's shin 
splints are healed to the point where he 
can get off his mark like a flash for a :10.6 
clocking in the century, and Eddie Whita- 
ker and Captain Nils Anderson have been 
turning in times, which seem to predict a 
clean sweep in that event. 

Tiffy Cook is entered in the 220 along 
with these men. Roger Moore will team 
with Anderson and Jack Bunce in the low 
hurdles, and Johnny Davidson is entered 
with them in the highs. Schroeder will be 
the sole Maroon entry in the highs. 

The 440-yd. dash promises to be the 
most exciting event of the meet, with stel- 
lar Tiffy Cook running against Kuhn who 
beat him last year in 50.3 and Valentine, a 
greater threat this year. Gallagher and 
Herb Gutterson will also be entered in this 
event. Kuhn will be the chief threat to 
Don Brown and Jim Gregory in the half 
mile. 

Colgate has not lost any of its long 
distance men since last year, when Nichols 
and Becker took first and second in the 
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Predicts Violence Is to 
Occur if 'Progressive 
Movement' Is Opposed 

"I believe socialism will be the next pro- 
gressive advance in American history. 
If it is opposed by another force, such as 
Fnacism.. perhaps we wiil.Ju>.YS._yiQ]snce, 
I hope not." This was the picture of 
America's future painted by Louis M. 
Hacker in his lecture on "A Materialistic 
Conception of American History" before 
the Liberal Club Thursday evening in Je- 
sup Hall. 

Dealing first with the causes underlying 
what he considered the two great periods 
of progressive advance in the country's 
past, the Revolutionary War and the Civil 
War, the Columbia economics lecturer 
pointed out strictly analagous reasons 
for the movement which he expects. In 
bis opinion these are industrial monopoly, 
class antagonism, the decline of agri- 
culture, and the effort to export both cap- 
ital and goods. 

'History Not Objective' 

In his remarks which prefaced his analy- 
sis of the United States' development, Mr. 
Hacker stated, "I insist that there can be 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Citizens Gather 
Tonight to Hit 
Court Proposal 

Dr. Dennett Will Preside 
at Bipartisan Meeting; 
Safford to Play Music 

Spargo to Give Talk 

Will Denounce Roosevelt 
Court Change in Chapin 

Friday, April S3 — Under the leadership 
of a bipartisan committee interested in 
keeping the ITnited States free of a "con- 
trolled Supreme Court," the citizenry 
of the surrounding communities has been 
summoned to assemble tonight in Chapin 
Hall at 8.00 p. m. for the purpose of pro- 
testing against President Roosevelt's court 
proposal. 

Dr. Tyler Dennett, who has recently ex- 
pressed his opposition to the judiciary plan, 
will preside over the gatliering, whicli is 
expected to draw citizens from North 
Adams and other surrounding communi- 
ties as well as from Williamstown. 
John Spargo, author, sociologist, and 
former prominent socialist, is scheduled 
to deliver the main address, and additional 
speakers are expected to be announced at 
the meeting. 

Safford to Play Music 

Since the mass assembly has been called 
primarily to make evident the amount of 
anti-court proposal feeling that exists in 
the neighborhood, there will be a question 
period and the floor will probably be 
thrown open to the audience for im- 
promptu orations. Charles L. Safford, 
director of music, will play patriotic songs 
on.the organ, while Alfred H- Holt, former 
treasurer of the College, and Doc Seely, 
former track coach, will act as ushers. 

The bipartisan committee which has in- 
stigated the meeting is headed by a prom- 
inent local Republican lea<lcr, who prefers 
to remain anonymous, because, as he 
stated Thursday, "1 don't want people 
to think that this is a Republican move." 
While the Republicans on the committee 
outnumber the Democrats, such promi- 
nent Jeffersonians as Francis J. O'Hara, 
mayor of North Adams, and James E. 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Annual Embassy to be 
Held Here Monday and 
Tuesday under W.C.A. 

Under the auspices of the Williams 
Christian Association, the Third Annual 
Embassy will he conducted by a numlier 
of men associated with the church on 
Monday and Tuesday evenings at the 
Garfield Club and those fraternity houses 
who want representatives. According to 
Franck K. Davis '38, chairman of the 
Embassy Committee, this year's session 
will feature "fewer men and only the best," 
while no restriction on topics has been 
made. 

The discussions, open to all members of 
the social groups, will start immediately 
following dinner with short talks by Em- 
boasy representatives and will be followed 
by questions from the undergraduates. If 
the same plan in schedule as last year's is 
followed, as is now expected, there will be a 
break in the talk at 8.16 so those pressed by 
work may leave, and afterwards informal 
discussions are to be held for those who 
remain. Instead of the speakers staying 
at the same social organizations for both 
evenings, it will be possible this year to 
have different men each evening. 

In conducting the Embassy, Davis 
stated that the W. C. A. is not trying to 
reform anyone, but merely to have dis- 
cussed religious and philosophical ideas on 
vital subjects by men who are, by the 
nature of their work, qualified to put forth 
ideas which may have been neglected. 



Schuman's Anti-War 
Speech Backs Youth 

"A united, clear-headed, and respon- 
sible youth movement in the democratic 
nations can guarantee peace," declared 
Frederick L. Schuman, profes,sor of po- 
litical science, in a speech at the anti-war 
strike mass meeting at Harvard University 
on Thursday morning. This demon- 
stration was a part of the fourth nation- 
wide peace movement, supported by an 
estimated 1,000,000 students from 500 
colleges and universities. 

Condemning the irresponsible oppor- 
tunism and the irrelevancies of much of the 
student agitation, Professor Schuman set 
forth three prerequisites of enduring world 
peace. "A common body of values and 
ideals," "a set of institutions and pro- 
cedures of cooperation between nations," 
and "a willingness on the part of govern- 
ments and peoples to assume the neces- 
sary responsibilities, run the necessary 
risks, and make the necessary sacrifices" 
are the foundations for such a peace, the 
speaker asserted. 

After singling out Woodrow Wilson and 
Nicolai Lenin as the only two great states- 
men of the first half of the twentieth cen- 
tury, he drew the conclusion that "if the 
road to peace is ever to be found, it will be 
found cither by way of Wilson's leadership 
toward world-wide democracy and a 
bourgeois-democratic League of Nations 
or by way of I.enin's leadership toward 
world-wide social revolution and a world 
federation of proletarian states". 

Dr. Schuman emphasized that "peace 
now depends upon the willingness and 
ability of the non-fascist states of the 
world — particularly America, Britain, 
France, and the Soviet Union — to stand 
together in a solid, united front against 
further fascist aggression." 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1937 



The Williams Record 



Entered at Pittafield poet office as Beoonil ctase 
matter February 28, 1021. 



OHice of Publication: Eagle Printing & Binding 
Co., Eagle 8c|., Pittefield, Muim. 



Vol. Bl 



April 24, 1937 



No. 7 



THE S.A.C. REPORT 

At a time when the executive 
ability of the modern college under- 
graduate is frequently the butt of 
unappreciative comment on the part 
of critics whose loquaciousness is 
exceeded only by their lack of in- 
formation, it is satisfying to be able 
to point to an undergraduate or- 
ganization which actually succeeds 
in managing its own affairs with a 
provably high degree of efficiency. 
We speak of the Student Activities 
Council. 

Here is a body which at the end 
of its second year of existence has 
filed a report showing that every 
one of its member organizations 
finished the recently concluded fiscal 
year in a healthy financial con- 
dition. Such a group needs to make 
no apology for its presence on the 
Williams campus, for the record 
itself is proof of its competence to 
conduct the affairs of the profit- 
making organizations in the College. 
The object of franlj admiration on 
the part of other colleges which have 
failed to achieve anything com- 
parable to it in practicality or 
comprehensiveness, the S. A. C. 
occupies a unique position in the 
field of undergraduate administra- 
tion. While its unobtrusiveness 
stands as further proof of its effi- 
ciency, it would be unfortunate 
indeed if the S. A. C. were ever 
merely taken for granted by the 
undergraduates whose interests it 
has thus far so successfully served. 

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Prof. R. S. Woodbury of 
M. I. T. Discusses Value of 
Science History Study 

Robert S. Woodbury, associate professor 
of English and history at M. I. T., ad- 
dressed a Scieilce Club meeting Wednesday 
eveninK, in Claik Hall, on "The Educa- 
tional Values Derived from a Study of the 
History of Science". 

After attacking the belittling attitude 
of scientists toward literature and history, 
the speaker declared that the incompati- 
bility between arts and sciences was 
rapidly disappearing. He gave much 
credit for this improved situation to "the 
popularity of courses in the liistory of 
science." 

Dr. Woodbury reviewed the study of 
scientific history and went on to discuss 
the value of such knowledge in terms of the 
student of humanities as contrasted to the 
student of sciences. The visiting speaker 
expressed the belief that further expansion 
in the field will make courses "not a field 
for mere historical research, but a means of 
bridging the gap between the two extremi- 
ties of thought." 

Denouncing the methods now in vogue 
which permit students "excess freedom in 
selection of courses of study," Dr. Wood- 
bury said that "something is now needed 
to tie together the student's smattered edu- 
cation in many fields, and the history of 
science is a course ideally suited for this 
purpose." 

For those undergraduates present at the 
lecture who were not informed about the 
make-up of such classes, the speaker as- 
serted that this study includes "the tech- 
nique and fact gathering methods used by 
men of science down through the ages." 



Charles Boyer and Jean Arthur talk 
baby talk to each other in a most enter- 
taining fashion on Sunday and Monday 
in a thriller called History Is Made At 
Night, aided and abetted by our own 
choice for the best supporting actor in 
Hollywood, Leo Carillo. For us naive 
kids who liked the pictures of falling build- 
ings in San Francisco, the ship-wreck scene 
was the high point of the picture. On the 
other hand there are murders, kidnappings 
and what-nots for the excitement fans, 
and for everybody else, Jean Arthur will 
do. Despite the earnest efforts of the 
producers, the small talk and charm is 
much more valuable than the who-done- 
it reels, but the whole affair is very breath- 
less, and well worth the four francs. 

Batailleur 



R. F. Rosenburg '37 Gains 
First in Insurance Test 



Robert F. Rosenburg '37 of Williams' 
town, and Chester W. Jordon '37 of Pitts- 
field were among the first six men chosen in 
a competitive examination given by the 
Prudential Insurance Company of America 
for positions on the actuarial staff of the 
company. The national examination was 
taken by more than 150 students represent- 
ing the top ranks of the mathematics de- 
partments of colleges in all parts of the 
country. 

Rosenburg was the highest of the 
twenty-four applicants who passed the 
preliminary tests, while in the final ac- 
counting Jordon ranked fifth. Rosenburg 
entered Williams after spending two years 
at Massachusetts State College in Amherst 
where he led his class scholastically. He 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rosen- 
burg of Hemlock Road, owners of Sheep 
Hill, the location of the ski tow, and focal 
point of Williams winter sports. 



W. West Chosen Glee Club 
Leader for 1937-1938 Season 

(Continued {rom First Page) 

with Phi Delta Theta. The latter two 
were on the Board of Directors last year. 

Budington has recently been elected to 
the Purple Cow. He also is a member of 
the Phi Delta Theta. Todd, a member of 
Zeta Psi, has sung on the Quartet this year 
and is on The Record Editorial board. 
Both freshmen attended Deerfield Acad- 
«iliy. 



U. S. to be Socialist, 
L. M. Hacker States 

(Continued trom First Page) 

no objectivity in history." On this basis 
he attacked the theories which consider 
America's past either as progressive de- 
velopment of democracy or the result of a 
continually receding frontier. 

He then proceeded to set forth the 
philosophy of historical materialism, which 
school of thought he himself represents. 
This included analysis of modes of pro- 
duction, class relations, the political struc- 
ture of thfe state; the laws of motion of the 
society, and the means by which revo- 
lutionary parties arise. 

Economics in History 

With this formula in mind, Mr. Hacker 
pointed out that the clash of English and 
American merchant capitahsts in the 
eighteenth century was due mainly to the 
English mercantilist policy which inter- 
vened at a time when capital existed, but 
manufacturing did not. The result of 
this, he went on, was the revolutionary or- 
ganization by the American merchants to 
seize the power of government. "I once 
shocked a meeting of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution," he said, "by tell- 
ing them their forebears were revolution- 
aries in the same sense as the Spanish 
rebels." 

Because the cost of slave labor after 
1850 was out of proportion with the price 
of cotton, the Marxist averred, the South 
began agitation for the reopening for 
African slave trade and a reduction in 
tariff. Likewise, the North needed to 
capture the state to bring about the ad- 
vance of industrialism, Mr. Hacker ex- 
plained. Its efforts for protective tariffs, 
a banking system, opening ports for con- 
tract labor were balked by the South, he 
contended. The victory of the industrial 
capitalist in the ensuing conflict was "a 
great progressive advance." 



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ON THE 
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Yale It's too bad it had to rain Thursday 
Trip and wash the Lehigh tilt off the 
slate, because that leaves most of 
the chatter centering around the Monday 
contest with the Elis at New Haven, a dull, 
sore subject! Fate and the physics de- 
partment kept Tock from making the trip, 
but nimor travels fast and it didn't take 
us long to find out that both teams looked 
like a bunch of high school kids playing 
at a picnic. The infield had as many 
holes as a barrel full of doughnuts, and 
while the boys snapped out of their hitting 
lull long enough to pile up eight safe 
blows, only three could be called good, 
clean singles. Phil Stearns accounted for 
all of these. 

And then there was the tiny New Haven 
fan who asked Barber Patterson for his 
autograph thinking he was the coach! 

Restless A small Florida hurricane threw 
Tock and Frenchy Bordagaray 
together in a single-room, frame build- 
ing that shall be nameless a couple 
of weeks back while the Cards were 
still training in the south. The speedy 
Httle outfielder gave the impression 
that he might like to be Frisch-loose 
and Frankie-free in a few close-cropped 
words. "He won't let me wear my 
moustache," the ex-Dodger complained. 
"No color, ya' know!" 

Mostly Intramural enthusiasts are 

Nonsense rapidly becoming so entan- 
gled in their fascinating work 
that it may not be long before an extra 
year is needed at Williams just to complete 
the comphcated program of inter-frater- 
nity sport. At present last fall's football 
matches are still being played off and the 
recent two-day lapse in weather condi- 
tions, just as the ground was getting in 
shape, combined with the close proximity 
of the baseball season, has the intramural 
managers almost crazy with anxiety and 
fear. What if football crowds baselmll 
so that all the baseball games can't be 
played? Tsk! Tsk! and with all this talk 
about war in Europe! 

Bright Tony Plaiteky's trackmen will 
Outlook burst forth on the sport horizon 
of WilUams today over in Ham- 
ilton where it is hoped that the Red 
Raiders from Colgate will be the unfor- 
tunate victims of the Purple's group of 
speedsters. After we see how the field 
events survive the first competition, it will 
be time enough to start digging graves at 
Wesleyan and Amherst, but as this is 
written, before so much as the first heat of 
the first race has been run, and solely on 
the merit of past performances, the Eph- 
men don't look bad. Good luck, Tony. 

Tock 



FRIDAY, APRIL 23 
8.00 p. m. — John Spargo will address a 
Citizens Mass Meeting in protest 
against a Controlled Supreme Court 
under the auspices of the Citizen's 
Bipartisan Committee. Chapin Hall. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 
2.00 p. m.— Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Cornell. Taconic Golf Club. 
2.30 p. m. — Varsity Lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Lafayette. Cole Field. 
4.00 p. m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs 
Miami. Sage Courts. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 25 
10.35 a. m.— Rev. Carl H. Elmore of the 
First Presbyterian Church, Engel- 
wood. New Jersey will conduct the 
morning services in the Thompson 
Memorial Chapel. 

7.30 p. m. — The Williams Forum and 
The Science Club present Professor 
Frederick L. Hisaw of Harvard who 
will speak on "A Modem View of In- 
ternal Secretions and Their Regula- 
tion of Sexual Cycles". Jesup Hall. 



Safford to Open Series 
Of Concerts Tomorrow 

Charles L. Safford, Director of Music, 
will open a series of Sunday organ recitals 
tomorrow afternoon at 5.00 in Chapin 
Hall. Each week Mr. Safford will inter- 
sperse his program with short talks on the 
music he is playing. 

Tomorrow he will speak on the first two 
movements of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony 
in connection with their coming per- 
formance by Serge Koussevitsky at the 
Berkshire Music Festival in Stookbridge 
this summer. 

The program tomorrow is as follows : 
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Bach 

Prelude Debussy 

Pastorale Guilmand 

Sonata in A Minor Borowski 

First and Second movements of 

Fifth Symphony Beethoven 

Plays by Odets and Shaw 
Selected by Gap and Bells 

(Continued troln First Page) 
The latter a member of Yale Univer- 
sity's department of drama, has been direc- 
tor of many summeristock productions at 
the Lake Placid Club and at White Plains. 
He will handle Wailing for Lefty himself, 
while supervising How He Lied to Her 
Huaband in collaboration with a student 
director, as yet unchosen. 

Tryouts were started Wednesday and 
Thursday evenings ih the Opera House, 
and it is expected th^t rehearsals will get 
underway as soon as feminine leads have 
been selected from the Bennington candi- 
dates. Contrary to the past when the 
Bennington actresses were chosen solely 
from their dramatic group. Cap and Bells 
plans to open tryouts to the entire college 
with the possible prospect of finding new 
talent for the Williams stage. 



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The Williams tennis team will meet its* 
strongest opponents of the year today 
when the home unit will face a powerful 
University of Miami group on the Sage 
courts at 4.00 p. m. The southerners, who 
are on a tour of the East, have garnered 
four straight victories so far, including a 
rout of the Princeton Tiger to the tune of 
8-1 and a 9-0 victory over New York Uni- 
versity. 

Heading the Miami aggregation is 
Gardnar Mulloy, Eastern Intercollegiate 
and Cuban National champion, who in the 
featured tilt will face Al Jarvis, former 
National Indoor Junior champion, winner 
of the Rockwood Tennis Trophy in 1935, 
and star of last year's Freshman tennis 
team. Mulloy easily triumphed in two sets 
over Princeton's top-ranking player, and 
has figured prominently in Miami's string 
of victories so far this season. 

Kingman Faces Hardie 
Captain Bare Kingman, who has been 
alternating with Jarvis in the number one 
position on the home team, will meet Bill 
Hardie in the number two match. Bob 
Weller, who stood out in his playing on the 
southern trip, will encounter Bill Hardy, 
another decisive winner against Princeton. 
Other Williams singles players will be 
Chappy Gaskell, Gay Collester, and Frank 
Caulk, who has taken the place of I.ec 
Stetson in the number six rank. 

GiiskcU and Weller will face Mulloy and 
Frank in the first doubles encounter, while 
Weller and Kingman will probably meet 
Hardie and Gillep.sic, the only visiting 
players to lose in the Princeton match. 
Caulk and Collester will combine to play 
the third doubles match for Williams. 

The Puri)le netmen have had little prac- 
tice in Williamstown owing to the weather, 
although the stiff competition that they en- 
countered on tlieir southern trip will help 
them today as well as the indoor practice 
they have received in Poughkeepsie and 
Pittstield. The Sage courts have been out 
of use until recently because of the linger- 
ing frost, which has hindered the Williams 
men in their efforts to get more outdoor 
preparation. 



Lafayette's lacrosse team, lacking in ex- 
perienced men and abounding in untried 
sophomores, will oppose a seasoned Wil- 
liams outfit which is determined to open its 
five-game schedule with a win, on Cole 
Field Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. 
The vacation trip to Swarthmore, in- 
cluding the two pre-season games with 
Swarthmore and Pennsylvania, has been 
the big factor in the development of the 
Purple squad, according to Coach Whoops 
Snively, who is optimistic enough to say, 
"We're farther ahead this year than we've 
ever been before." 

Handling ground balls is the team's 
major weakness at the present, largely be- 
cause the limited facilities of the cage 
didn't allow practice in this department 
during the March work-outs. Forming a 
new defense unit, made neces.sary by the 
graduation of the 1936 veterans, has also 
been a problem for Snively. 

Swarthmore Trounced Lafayette 
Teel and Stable, in home and out home 
on the Lafayette aggregation, should prove 
the most trouble for the Purple. The 
Pennsylvania team has already been 
routed 16-3 by Swarthmore, in comparison 
with the crushing 11-3 defeat handed the 
Purple by the same college. 

Captain Tommy Green will lead his men 
Saturday from his usual position of second 
defense. Johnny Pratt will play first de- 
fense with Barky Brown at point and either 
Dick Coleman, Ken Palmer or Harry 
Harris at cover point. 

Johnny Wurdwell, Jack MacGruer, or 
Sted Seay will line up at second attack be- 
side Booty Blake or Vandeveer at center. 
Tom Duncan will play first attack and 
Bob Meyersberg out home while Johnny 
Warden, Jesse Boynton, Ed Newell, or Ace 
Kolb will get the call for in home. Rus 
Keller is slated to start at goalie. 



Eight Hits and Errors 
Made by Purple Nine in 
Eli Contest on Monday 

Since the varsity baseball game in New 
Haven Monday was not finished until late 
in the afternoon, it was iinimssible to 
print the box score before The Record 
went to press. It therefore appears below. 



The Bcore: 

WII,I,I.\MS 

ab r h po a e| 
Stanley, c .'500420 
D..St'rii8,2l) 4 10 1 
Fuclw, p :< 1 1 U 1 
P.Stenrns,lb4 1 310 I 
Stanton, as 4 12 12 
Durrell, all 4 10 1 
LatviB, rf 4 113 2 
Stradley, cf 4 2 1 1 
Patt'.'ion, 3b 2 2 
Russell, If 2 12 



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ab r li pu a e 

Kohliiian, If . 5 1 3 1 

Albinger, f .5 4 1 

Collins, cf 4 12 2 

Kelley, lb 3 2 112 1 1 

Doonan, rf 4 2 1 

Klim'c, 31) 3 12 2 3 1 

Loveday,2b 2 1 3 .i 

Beach, ss 2 3 2 

DInke, sa 2 13 

Horton, p 4 2 2 4 1 



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Yacht Club to Begin 
Dinghy Races Today 

The Williams Yacht Club will open its 
official season today against the members 
of the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Asso- 
ciation in tlie first annual dinghy cham- 
pionships on tlie Charles River Basin off 
Gambridge. Commodore James P. Lewis 
'39 also announced plans of the club for 
the spring, which include several inter- 
collegiate regattas on foreign waters, in 
addition to informal races on Lake Pon- 
toosuc. 

The Purple skippers for this week-end's 
regatta will be John Abberley '39 and Bob 
Bavier, with Clem Page and Win Todd 
serving as the crews. Other colleges com- 
peting will be Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, 
Harvard, M. I. T., Princeton, and Yale, 
all members of the I. C. Y. R. A. Three 
races are listed for Saturday and five for 
Sunday. Other spring sailing dates, as 
announced by the Intercollegiate Yacht 
Association last Wednesday, include the 
Brown University Y'aoht Club's regatta 
off Providence May 1, the M.I.T. Nautical 
Association's invitation for the Boston 
Dinghy Club Challenge on the Charles on 
May 9, and the ninth annual intercoUe 
giate series for the McMillan Cup at the 
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, Port Wash 
ington, June 15-17. 

Amherst Race Hoped 

Commodore Lewis announced that sev- 
eral regattas would be held on Lake Pon- 
toosuc against Bennington, Amherst, and 
the faculty, provided satisfactory dates 
could be arranged. Amherst has not as 
yet organized an official yacht club, but 
Lewis stated, "I hope arrangements can 
be made so a race can be held." Four din- 
gles have already been assembled on the 
Lake, two Class B and two Dublin one-de- 
signs, lent by Peter Shonk and Ivor Catlin 
both memliers of the Yacht Club, and it 
is hoped that several more will be added 
to the fleet. 




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Golf Team to Open 
Season with Cornell 



Friday, April 23— With only a weelt's 
practice, the Wilhams golf team will open 
iU season tomorrow afternoon at 2.00 
against a strong Cornell sextet on the 
Taconic Links. Coach Dick Baxter an- 
nounced that there would be a play-off 
this afternoon at four o'clock between 
eiglit members of the squad to determine 
the starting line-up. 

Leading the parade of aspirants for 
lierths on the outfit are Jeff Young ,the on- 
ly returning letter man and Jim O'Sullivan 
wlio saw action in several matches last 
year. Bro Evans, Al Freeman, and 
George Fry are the other Junioi-s who 
played this afternoon in the play-off. 
The remaining three, Frank Gillett, Louis 
Krauthoff, and Bill Williamson, members 
of last year's Freshman six, complete the 
list of those in the running lor positions. 
The team will be handicapped by the 
ineligil)ility of Bob .Tones, logical number 
one, and the loss of Ward West. 

The Cornell squad, with an overwhelm- 
ing victory over Haverford, will have u 
decided advantage over the home team, 
as it recently completed a southern tour 
through Virginia and North Carolina. 
Captain Charlie Willcox, former Southern 
Interscholastic champion, is the star per- 
former for the visitoi-s with a record of one 
match lost and one tied out of ten played 
last year. Other lettermen in the line- 
up are Bill Smith, Doug Rogers, and Mike 
SuUa, with Fred Reimers, former Fresh- 
man star of the 1936 season, and Bob 
MacDonald, stellar guard on the Cornell 
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* (Continued from Flrit P»ge) 

Wall, are meiubers. Former postnuister 
Patrick J. Deinpsey, Michael Monuhan, 
Mr. Hart, and William H. Doughty, pro- 
fessor of political science, are among the 
local Republicans behind the protest 
move. 

Spargo Was Socialist 

John Spargo, who is definitely sched- 
uled to address the gathering in oppo- 
sition to the judiciary plan, during his 
early life was a prominent exponent of 
economic democracy. Born in England 
in 187(>, where for several years lie was 
on the executive council of what is now 
the National Socialist Party, he came to 
this country in 1901, and quickly rose in 
the socialist organization. His socialist 
activities were cut short during the war 
when he resigned from the Socialist party 
in protest against its anti-war stand. 

He has turned more conservative since 
that time, and now lie ranks as a liberal 
Republican. Tlie author of twenty-four 
books on socialism, he is prominent in 
historical circles in Vermont, where he 
lives, having attained the position of 
president of the Historical Society there. 



Trackmen to Open Season 
With Colgate Team Today 

(Continued from First Pnge) 
mile, and Hancock and Nichols repeated 
this one-two performance in the two-mile. 
Ken Rood and Johnny Marshall have been 
whittling down their times in the mile for 
this test, while Bill Collins and Bay 
Kiliani, will match strides with the Ma- 
roon two-mile luminaries. 

Legh Powell and Johnny Ahlstrom are 
favored in the hammer against Griswold. 
And Bill Stradley, Aldy Briggs, and Roger 
Moore will try to repeat last year's clean 
sweep in the broad jump. 

Ed Dissell and Marl Taylor will come 
up against Thomas, who has approached 
13 feet in the pole vault, while Dusty Sur- 
dam, Bunce, and Nelson Cumber will see 
close competition from Walters and Jaeger 
in the high jump. 

Nast, Maroon record holder in the shot 
put, is favored over Johnny Stark and 
Johnny Reeves, who will also see utiff 
competition in the discus. Ham Herman 
is the only Purple entrant in the javelin. 

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I Years Ago | 

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7 YEARS AGO— Bartlett, Thorns, and 
Rose leads hitters in 

7-3 victory over R. P. 1 Tuttle '32 and 

Dougherty '31 capture five events in an- 
nual track time-trials. . . van der Bogert 
'30, chairman of W. C. A. Boys' Work 
Conmiittee, is toastmaster at Big Brothers 
Banquet attended by 125 guests. 



11 YEARS AGO— Vernon '29 chosen as 
President of Outing 
Club. . . In Record interview Massinger 
'17 states that jazz is interpretation of 
modern life. . . Bok pitches one hit shutr 
out against Mass. State, while batting of 
Cook and Watkins aids in tallying nine 
runs . . . Palmer leads hitting attack as 
Freshmen defeat Kent 11-6. 



17 YEARS AGO— Joe Brooks ex-'13, ail- 
American tackle at Col- 
gate, secured as football coach for 1920 
season. . . Gargoyle Society urges undergrad- 
uates to wear overalls and old clothes in 
effort to reduce high cost of living. . . . 
Luther Fowle '08 describes Near East 
conditions and experiences in lecture be- 
fore W. C. A. meeting. . . Record's straw 
ballot shows heavy college majority for 
chapel cut increase. 



Dick Baxter 

Professional Taconic Golf Cluh 



NOTICE!! 
Your old Golf Clubs have 
trade-in value on the pur- 
chase of new Golf Clubs 




Golf Clubs, Bags and BalL 

Lessons by Appointment 



MODEL LAUNDERING CO. 

Fraternity Flatwork a Specialty 

Coat, Apron and Towel Supply 
For Service Telephone 162 



25 YEARS AGO— Hubbell '12, Snow '12, 
and Heywood '13 
chosen in provisional cast for coming 
Cap and BeUs production, Dr. Fauslus. . . . 
Editors of 1913 Onlidmenaian announce 
its dedication to Professor Maxcy. . . A. L. 
Swift '13 elected president of Adelphic 
Union, Clock '14 manager. . . . Prof. Wild, 
on leave of absence, gathers large collection 
of old Roman relics for Griffen Hall ex- 
hibit. 



DRINK 
DOBLER 

p. 0. N. 

ALESand BEERS 




-> Wj* 



DROP 
IN FROM 

ANYWHERE'S 

JC^veryone is dropping in Co the 
Roosevelt now, it's really the thing 
to do. You see, we pay particular 
attention to college men and women, 
so that if you find you've forgotten 
pajamas, a toothbrush, or other little 
odds and ends we'll take care of them. 

Guy Lombardo and his Royal 
Canadians are in the Grill every 
evening, and they'll play any tune 
you want from college songs to 
waltzes. Besides, the dance floor is 
smoother than ever this year. 

P. S. If it's awfully cold out, rain, 
ing, sleeting, or snowing, don't forget 
that you can reach the Roosevelt 
by an underground pasKagi. from 
the Grand Central Terminal. 

A1ADISON AVE. AT ASTVv S\. 
• NEW yORK C\TY • 

BBRNAM O. HINGS • MANAOINO DIRECTOR 




Town 



The Williams Recor 



VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1937 




Trackmen Defeated 
By Colgate, 83;-51| 

Cook Runs 49.5 Quarter 
And Leads 220 Sweep 
As Dashmen Stand Out 



Four Purple runners performed master- 
fully in their opening meet at Hamilton 
Saturday afternoon to annex, seven of the 
nine places in the dashes, thus offsetting 
the chronic weakness in field events and 
piling up almost half the team's points in 
the 83)^61}^ defeat at the hands of the 
well-balanced Colgate squad. The Ma- 
roon forces won ten firsts and ten seconds, 
leaving the Planskymen only five of each. 

Tiffy Cook set a blistering pace for a 49.5 
clocking in the quarter, one tenth of a sec- 
ond over the present Williams record, and 
scored an easy victory in the Purple 220 
sweep to tie the Maroon's captain, Nash, 
for high-scoring honors. Pete Gallagher 
recovered from a slow start to win the 100 
in front of Eddie Whitakcr and then took a 
second behind Cook in the 220, while 
Rog Moore breezed home for a win in the 
low hurdles and Bill Stradley captured the 
broad jump with a leap of 21 feet 2 inches. 
Cook Clocks His Best 440 

The 440 featured a return battle between 
Cook and Kuhn, who won on the Weston 
Field track cinders last year in 50.3. It 
was a different story this year, however, 
with the Williams stylist getting off to a 
fast start and leading all the way, with 
Kuhn at his shoulder. The diminutive 
Maroon star made his only bid coming into 
the final stretch, but Cook lengthened his 
slow, easy strides to pull ahead by two 
yards at the tape and hand up the best 
time of his career. Herb Gutterson 
showed marked improvement to take 
third after another stirring duel. 

Running under perfect conditions, Rog 
Moore turned in the excellent time of 24.9 
in the longer timber-topping event to take 
Frank and Schroeder with ease. He w^as 
not in such fine fettle in the highs, however, 
as he knocked over the last five td follow 
Schroeder and Campbell for third. Nils 
Anderson strained his thigh midway in the 
low hurdles event and had to finish in a 
limp. 

Colgate Takes Distances 

After breaking ahead at the start of the 
two-mile run, Bill Collens dropped behind 
Hancock, allowing him to repeat his vic- 
tory of last year, and Bay Kiliani came in 
third in his first Varsity meet. Ken Rood 
set the pace in the mile for most of the way, 
but Becker and Nichols whirled up from 
behind in a devastating last-lap drive to 
register a 4.41.1 performance. Nichols 
also won the 880 heartbreaker, as Kuhn 
followed in second place, and Don Brown 
in third. 

In the field events Bill Stradley was a 
lone star winner for the Purple, and Legh 
Powell, the only other letterman, placed a 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Unity of British Empire 
To Be Discussed Tonight 

Monday, April He — Eugene S. 
Strassburger '38 and James M. Lud- 
low '39 will uphold the affirmative 
of the question. Resolved, That the 
British Empire shows signs of dis- 
integration, against a University of 
Otago team tonight in Jesup Hall 
at 8.00 p. m. The visiting New 
Zealanders are touring Eastern Col- 
leges in defense of the British Em- 
pire's unity. 

As the result of a recent business 
competition, Bernard S. Witkower of 
West Hartford, Conn., and Robert 
G. Chambers '39 of Kingston, N. Y., 
have been made Business Manager 
and Manager of Freshman Debates, 
respectively, for the Adelphic Union. 

Originally scheduled for Wednesday 
night, the Skidmore debate, with John 
P. Causey and John C. Goodbody '37, 
speaking for Williams has been can- 
celled, it was announced Sunday by 
H. V. E. Mitchell, III '38, president 
of the Adelphic Union. Instead, Wil- 
liams and Skidmore will engage in 
two meetings next fall. 



Alliance Francaise 
Gives Play Thursday 

JointWilliams-Bennington 
Cast to Present First 
French Play Since 1922 



For the first time since 1922 a French 
play will be staged at Williams when a 
joint cast of Williams and Bennington 
undergraduates present La Poudre Avx 
Yeux, a French satirical comedy in two 
acts, in Jesup Hall Auditorium^ Thursday 
evening at 8.30 The production, which 
will be given under the auspices of 
the revived AUiance Francaise, is a result 
of the efforts of William J. Peabody '38, 
who is largely responsible for organizing 
and arousing student interest in the play. 

Donn Dearing '39, and Miss Adele Hay 
will have the leading roles in the comedy 
which is a satire on bourgeoisie family life 
written by Labiche and Martin in 1861. 
The plot revolves around the attempts of 
two middle class families to arrange at- 
tractive marriages for their respective 
progeny through a pretense of possessing 
wealth and social position. 

Besides playing the female lead, Miss 
Hay is responsible for enlisting the cooper- 
ation of her Bennington colleagues and 
has shared with Peabody a large part of 
the responsibility for the venture. The 
rehearsals, which started immediately 
following the Spring vacation, have been 
under the direction of John K. Savacool 
(Continued on Third Page) 



Makepeace Reviews College Finances 
Quoting from Recent Arnett Report 

Endowment Returns Smaller as Shown by Survey; 
Search Reveals Worthless Gold Mine Stocks 



During the years since 1931, the re-' 
ceipts of Williams College have dropped 
nearly $100,000 though the endowments 
and gifts have gone up $400,000, Charles 
D. Makepeace, treasurer of the College 
stated in a recent financial survey of the 
institution. 

"Williams would have been a very 
different place if the Hopkins money had 
not been received when it was," the treas- 
urer remarked as he explained why the 
College has been able to weather the 
financial storm which has swamped 
so many privately endowed colleges and 
universities. The decrease in the interest 
rat« on invested securities has been a prime 
factor in this matter. 

Gift A Necessary Relief 

Without the gift, the resulting econo- 
mies would have possibly caused a higher 
tuition charge, smaller faculty, and a de- 
crease in admissions. "The three and a 
half million dollars which the dear old 
gentleman left us came as a darned neces- 
sary relief," Mr. Makepeace added. 

Because of the dwindling income and 
the increased competition from publicly 



'supported institutions, privately endowed 
colleges in the United States are in danger 
of ceasing to be important factors in edu- 
cation according to a survey made by 
Trevor Arnett, former President of the 
General Board of Education. In the hght 
of this report, the treasurer commented, 
there has been increasing anxiety on the 
part of those interested in the welfare of 
the private college. 

Trustee Action Cited 

In speaking of the way the money has 
been allotted in recent years, Mr. Make- 
peace credited the Trustees of the College 
with having reserved the residuary estate 
of the Hopkins monies for use in "salaries 
for instruction, administration, and li- 
brary." This is the manner approved by 
the Arnett survey for the handling of col- 
lege money. 

Among the problems which the Arnett 
report discusses are the diminishing return 
on endowment funds, the increasing com- 
petition from publicly supported colleges 
and universities, the shrinkage in gifts and 
bequests in the light of new tax legislation, 
(OantlniMd on Third P«fe) 



Snively's Men Rout 
Lafayette Unit, 14-4 

High Scoring Honors Go 
to Duncan and Newell 
in Opening Encounter 

Led by Captain Tommy Green, tlie Wil- 
liams varsity lacrosse team administered a 
stinging, if sloppy 14-4 defeat to Lafayette 
on Cole Field Saturday to open the season 
with the largest margin of victory a Purple 
outfit has built up since Boston University 
was crushed 12-1 in 1931. Tom Duncan 
drove in four scores to take highest indi- 
vidual honors for the encounter, close- 
ly followed by Ed Newell, with three to his 
credit. 

The Pennsylvania team, scarcely recov- 
ered from a 23-4 drubbing at the hands of 
Union the day before, provided the Purple 
with sixty minutes of valiant effort, but 
did not have the skill, co-ordination and 
push to score more than four times. The 
third quarter was a particularly disastrous 
one for the visitors, for not only did Wil- 
liams tally five times but the Lafayette 
star goalie, O'Brien, managed to knock 
himself out by running against one of the 
cast iron pipes supporting the net. 
Blake Starts Scoring 
Thirty-one seconds after the opening 
whistle Booty Blake put the home team 
into a lead that was not relinquished when 
he made a neat toss from in front of the 
goal. Less than a minute later Tommy 
Green made the second score by literally 
pushing the ball in between the goalie's 
feet. 

Play was about even during the opening 
minutes, but with Rus Keller doing in- 
spired work in the net and Dick Colman 
standing out on defense, Williams was able 
to check any effective scoring thrusts of 
the Easton outfit, while piling up an un- 
surmountable lead largely on the stickwork 
of . Di'ncan. D-nd Npji»)Il. LnfnypttA .was 
able to score twice in the second stanza 
when Staple tricked his man, and shot just 
as he entered the crease, and again when 
Leech emerged with the ball from a melee 
in front of the cage. 

Purple Weak on Ground Balls 
There was some conjecture over a shot 
tossed by Clem Page just at the close of 
this period. It took officials, captains and 
players fully five minutes to decide 
whether the midfielder's goal bounced from 
the roof of the cage into the net or back on 
to the playing field. 

True to Coach Whoops Snively's predic- 
tion, the Ephmen showed their greatest 
weakness in I.indling ground balls and 
(Continued on Third Page) 



W. W. Newell '88, Highly 
Esteemed Alumnus, Dies 

W. Wirt Newell '88 died April 23 
in St. Petersburg, Florida, of bron- 
chial pneumonia, according to a let- 
ter received by Eddie Dempsey, 
owner of the College Pharmacy, and 
life-long friend of Mr. Newell's. 
While in college Mr. Newell was man- 
ager of baseball, and a member of the 
Delta Upsilon fraternity. 

He was a prominent alumnus in 
central New York State where he Imd 
his law practice and residence in the 
city of Binghamton. Mr. Dempsey 
stated that Newell was one member 
of the class of '88 who has attended 
reunions in Willia nistown, witli an 
unfailing regularity. 



U. of Miami Defeats 
Williams Netmen 8- 1 



Spargo, Dennett 
Hit Court Plan 
In Chapin Talks 

Meeting Moves Protest 
Against Move Despite 
Students' Sentiments 



Hisaw Lectures on 
Internal Secretions 



A description of the modern view of 
internal secretions and their effect on 
sexual cycles was given Sunday night by 
Dr. Frederick L. Hisaw, professor of 
biology at Harvard, in a lecture in Jesup 
Hall under the auspices of the Forum and 
the Science Club. 

Introducing himself as a "professional 
descendant" of Williams, since he has been 
taught by graduates of Williams, Dr. 
Hisaw first gave a detailed analysis of the 
breeding cycle in a rat. With the aid of a 
chart he showed how the eggs are held in an 
internal tube until the tube is sensitized 
by the oestrin and progesterone, where- 
upon the eggs are allowed to enter the 
uterus. The speaker showed how it is 
possible to stimulate the sexual machinery 
in such a way that a whole group of cycles 
can be missed. 

The lecturer also demonstrated how the 
action of hormones, so vital in the sexual 
processes, is influenced by such external 
factors as light coming in through the 
animal's eyes. According to Dr. Hisaw, 
it is now definitely known that the repro- 
ductive cycles of organisms are coordinated 
in many animals with the external en- 
vironment. 

"The work of the future will be con- 
cerned with the physiology of hormones 
rather than trying to discover more hor- 
mones," Dr. Hisaw prophesied. The 
speaker said that he expected that much 
additional chemical work will be done in 
the future, but he decried the possibility 
that hormones will ever be able to per- 
petuate eternal youth. 



Kingman Sole Victor for 
Purple as Mulloy Beats 
Jarvis in Straight Sets 

Superior control over an array of pol- 
ished strokes gave the barnstorming Uni- 
versity of Miami tennis team a convincing 
8-1 victory over the Purple netmen on the 
soggy Sage Hall courts Saturday afternoon. 
While the Florida ace, Gardnar Mulloy, 
completely outclassed Al Jarvis to win the 
first singles match 6-1, 6-4, Captain Bar- 
clay Kingman chopped Duff into submis- 
sion in the number two encounter for a 
three-set triumph and the Ephmen's single 
point. 

Jarvis, far off form in the first day of 
play on the rough Sage courts offered 
little competition his first set but rallied to 
take 3-2 and 4-3 leads in the second before 
bowing to Mulloy's brilliant base-Fine 
drives. Eastern Intercollegiate Singles 
titleholder and Cuban National champion 
exhibited an uncanny ability to whip low 
backhand drives past Jarvis when the Wil- 
Hams star tried to take the net, but the 
former junior indoor titlist produced a 
powerful service which netted him three 
clean aces. 

Kingman's Slices Beat Duff 

Kingman, dropping his first set 1-6, re- 
covered his steadiness and skill at the net 
while throwing his red-headed opponent's 
placement game off with an unending suc- 
cession of sliced backhands. Winning the 
second set 6-3, the WilUams captain beat 
down Duff's last stand and won the last set 
6-4, when the Miami player netted an easy 
drive. In the third singles Bob Weller put 
up a gallant but losing battle before 
Bardie's superior control, bowing in 
straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. 

Frank Caulk and Gay Collester, playing 
in the last two singles brackets, carried 
Hendrix and Gillespie respectively to 
three sets but Chappy Gaskell in the num- 
ber four spot could offer Uttle opposition to 
Behr who won 6-3, 6-3. Hendrix, brother 
of Arthur, ranking national player, drop- 
ped his first set to Caulk, 6-2, but ran out 
the next two by the same score. 

Jarvis teamed with Gaskell in the num- 
ber one doubles to give Mulloy and Frank 
(Continued on Second Page) 



President Roosevelt's proposal to 
change the Supreme Court constitutes a 
deadlier challenge to the American people 
than the invasion of a foreign army, John 
Spargo, Vermont historian, told a group of 
citi7,ens assembled to protest against the 
plan in Chapin Hall last Friday night. 

At the close of Mr. Spargo's address the 
meeting was moving along to a peaceful 
conclusion when a group of undergraduates 
arose to condemn the night's proceedings 
amid the consternation of the bipartisan 
committee of sponsors seated on the plat- 
form. The student efforts to defeat a 
resolution censuring the Roosevelt plan 
were cut short by Dr. Dennett, the presid- 
ing officer, on the ground that they were 
irrelevant to the resolution on the floor. 
Dennett Scores Plan 
In his introductory remarks, Dr. Den- 
nett roundly scored the court proposal, 
stating that he could think of nothing so 
alarming as the idea "that the American 
people should accept curtailment of their 
liberties with acquiescence and even satis- 
faction." The presiding officer censured 
Roosevelt for the latter's statement that a 
sudden emergency made a court change 
jiecessary and said "one has the uneasy 
feeling that this emergency is not much 
different from the emergencies that en- 
abled Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler to ride 
into power." 

Speaking in an oratorical manner remin- 
iscent of nineteenth century politicians, 
Spargo bitterly condemned the President's 
''"b'fficiaFafrogarice'aiid'itupidity'' in at- 
tempting the court change. Not only is 
the proposal manifestly unfit to accom- 
plish the result that it wants, the speaker 
said, but it meivns the end of the liberties 
of the American people. Cleveland, Bryan, 
Wilson, and Bryce would oppose the plan 
if they were alive today, the speaker as- 
serted. Erroneously stating that twenty- 
seven million people voted against Roose- 
velt, Mr. Spargo said that the President 
has an obligation to them as well as to 
his supporters. 

Undergraduates Retaliate 
No sooner had a selectman finished 
reading a resolution urging defeat of the 
proposal than James M. Burns '39 was on 
the floor and condemning the night's pro- 
ceedings as an "improper presentation" of 
the court question. "The irresponsible 
and ambiguous statements made this eve- 
ning have made us well aware of why the 
age we are now living in is called the 
'Epoch of Irresponsibility,' " he said. 
William W. Steel '37 also rose to call into 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Golf Team Bows to 
Cornell Sextet, 6-3 

Superior shooting of a well-balanced 
Cornell six vanquished a weak Williams 
golf team Saturday on the Taconic Ijnks, 
6-3, in the first of the Purple's thirteen 
matches. Playing par golf for the neces- 
sary twelve holes, the Red's captain, Char- 
lie Willcox, defeated Frank Gillett, Wil- 
liams number one, seven and six. 

George Fry and Al Freeman, numbers 
four and six respectively, accounted for- 
the only Eph victories in the singles en- 
counters, while Jeff Young at number three 
combined with Fry to tie up the Fred 
Reimers and Mike Sulla pair on the 
eighteenth, garnering an additional half 
tally for the home team. Jim O'Sullivan 
and Freeman also tied their best ball 
match on the last green after they had 
been dormie two down. 

Willcox's perfection was marred only by 

a disastrous five on the short third hole' 

(Oontlnued on Tbird Pat«) 



Ernst '09, Lawyer Who 
Fought A. P. in Wagner 
Case, Will Speak Friday 

Attorney Morris L. Ernst '09, who 
fought the Associated Press in the recent 
Supreme Court test of the Wagner labor 
relations act, will speak in Jesup Hall on 
the subject "The Supreme Court" Friday 
evening April 30 at 7.30 under auspices of 
the Liberal Club. Known to the country 
for his work as mediator in New York's 
1934 taxi-cab strike, Mr. Ernst has again 
come into nation-wide prominence in con- 
nection with the labor relations case. 

The Williams graduate took a prominent 
part in the argument before the United 
States highest tribunal as the attorney for 
Morris Watson, discharged Associated 
Press employee. In accordance with the 
Court's decision upholding the Wagner act, 
Mr. Ernst's client has been reinstated at 
the news association's New York office by 
a special judicial order. 

The New York lawyer was largely re- 
sponsible for bringing to a close the trans- 
portation crisis in New York City in Feb- 
ruary, 1934, which involved thousands of 
striking cab drivers. As a special media- 
tor for Mayor Fiorello H. I^aGuardia, Mr. 
Ernst negotiated for several days with the 
leaders of the group and participated in 
framing the final agreement. 



THE WILUAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1987 



The Williams Record 

Published Tuesday Kiid Haturday by Stuilente ut Williaina College 

Entered *t Pitufield poet office u Hcond olui matter February 28, 1921 
Offioe of PubliMtion: Eaile Printing A Binding Co., Eagle Sq., Pittafitld, Maat. 



Vol. 51 



April 27, 1837 



No. 8 



The Record takes pleasure in announcing that George W. Morse, 
Jr., '38 has been appointed its Photographic Editor. 

THE INTERVENTION OF THE FATES 

Since most of us are content to leave hairbreadth escapes and Frank 
Merriwell finishes to the fictitious atmosphere of the comic strip and the 
dime novel, it is anything but reassuring to discover that had it not been 
for the timely demise of one of Williams' most generous benefactors, 
Mr. Samuel Hopkins, the College would be in a serious financial condition 
at the present moment. As an accompanying article in this issue proves, 
the income of Williams College underwent a steady decline during the 
years from 1931-36, despite the fact that the endowment of the College 
was actually increased by nearly $400,000 during that same period. By 
June, 1936, declining interest rates on securities had forced the annual 
College income approximately $80,000 below the high of 1929, and it was 
only the interest from the newly-acquired Hopkins millions which re- 
stored the Williams income to its pre-depression position and at least 
temporarily saved the day. 

Interesting as these figures must be for the friends of Williams Col- 
lege, they are in reality only typical of a general condition among most 
privately-endowed institutions, according to a report recently published 
by Trevor Arnett, former President of the General Education Board. So 
pertinent are the findings of Mr. Arnett's survey to the problems of 
colleges such as Williams that we reproduce them below: 

(a) A diminishing return on endowment funds; 

(b) Increasing competition from the publicly supported col- 
leges and universities. 

(c) The possibility of shrinkage in gifts and bequests, especially 
from large donors as a result of new tax legislation: and, 

(d) The need of larger salaries to retain and attract able fac- 
ulties. 

The above facts are as alarming as they are self-explanatory. It 
would be quibbling for anyone to deny that Williams College is threat- 
ened by the general possibilities outlined in the Arnett report, for it was 
only the intervention of the fates which put the Hopkins monies into the 
College treasury at the time when they were most needed. But who is to 
say that interest rates will return to their former levels, to say nothing 
of their remaining where they are? And who is to say further that new 
tax legislation will not succeed in shrinking, to an even greater extent, 
the bequests which future Samuel Hopkinses might wish to present to the 
College? 

In the consideration of this question, two facts become strikingly 
clear. On the one hand, if the income of the College remains where it 
now stands, the competition of state-endowed institutions will make it in- 
__creasingly difficult for Williams to hold its present high-grade teaching 
staff. On the other hand, if the income of the College continues to de- 
cline, it will only be a matter of time before Williams will be forced to 
throw in the sponge and call it quits. 

There appears to be only one alternative open to a college which is 
interested in enhancing its own position in the educational world, and 
that is by the process of securing substantial endowments in the near 
future. Careful investment of available resources, and watchful bud- 
geting of the available income can accomplish only part of the battle, 
for the ultimate security of the future must finally rest on the ability of 
the Trustees to get more money for the College. Unless the Trustees 
can carry this heavy responsibility which rests upon their shoulders, 
"The New Williams" will be something less than the college its sponsors 
anticipate. 






In The Can 



Mistake We hear that much misunder- 
standing has been caused by the 
title of this new column. We therefore 
would like to explain that when a film is 
completed, it is "In the Can" because it is 
ready to be sent tcf theaters in the special 
cans used for shipping movie films. Since 
every picture shown at the Walden is 
theoretically a finished product, we 
adopted the above phrase as a fitting title 
for our efforts. 



Tuesday In case you didn't see it the first 
time, and even if you did, Leslie 
Howard as the Scarlet Pimpernel in a film 
by the same name is recommended without 
reservation. In addition to Romeo, who 
was never better, Raymond Massey makes 
faces at which women will faint and strong 
men will grow pale, while Merle Oberon, 
never a particular favorite with this de- 
partment, is pretty dam ravishing. Also, 
as most anyone could tell you, the reels are 
packed with lots of thrills. 

Wednesday George Arliss ( who m we stop- 
ped liking sometime around 
the first year of the depression), is here not 
only once but twice, in Af on of Affairs. 
The ads say it's a surprise, about which 
we make no comment. Anyhow, Mr. Ar- 
liss is both rich and poor, bad and good, all 
done by trick photography. In addition, 
GuyKibbeeandUna Merkel are present in 
the one-day stand in a vehicle vicariously 
titled Don't TeU The Wife. 

Thursday Tyrone Power, the new candi- 
Friday date of the anti-Robert Taylor 
fans, appears in a laugh riot 
with Loretta Young, and the new demon of 
Hollywood, Don Ameche, in Love It Newi. 



Communications 



Altbouth eommunioationt may be publUhed 
un«i|ned, it v> requeated, the name of the writer 
must in every oaae be eubmitted to the editor. 
The Board doei not ne c eee ar ily andorae, how- 
ever, the facta stated, nor the opiuiona expreesed 
in thia department. 



To the Editor of The Record, 
Dear Sir: 

Found : New material for Cap and Bells! 
A farce which is guaranteed to wow any 
intelligent audience. Specifically it is the 
mass meeting to protest the President's 
Supreme Court proposal. 

The main speaker of the evening re- 
peated five minutes of his speech word for 
word and spent nine tenths of his time in 
such concretions as "the fatal shot fired 
upon Fort Sumter" and "American 
brotherhood". The other tenth he used 
to point out that any freshman would 
know the very fact which took the ground 
right out from under the resolution. 

The doctrine of debate which the speak- 
ers so highly extolled was carried out to the 
extent that there was a total of almost two 
hours quasi-argument pro as compared 
with con a brief ten minutes — constantly 
interijipted. 

All in all, the meeting was a far better 
argument for Roosevelt's proposal than 
any amount of logic which could be put 
forth. 

(Signed) 

WiUiam W. Steel 



To the Editor of The Record, 
Dear Sir; 

I would be very grateful for such help as 
The Record can give in persuading and 
encouraging as many sehiors as possible to 
respond to the questionnaire which has 
been distributed among the members of 
the Class of 1937. This is an attempt to 
get some idea of the extent to which men 
who are about to graduate have had edu- 
cating experiences of various sorts, and to 
what degree the College has contributed 
towards such experiences. Unless a very 
considerable number of seniors are willing 
to cooperate, it is impossible to get suffi- 
cient data to comment upon. About ten 
years ago I made a similar effort to poll the 
S3nior class but there was not enough re- 
sponse to make figures which would war- 
rant comment. This year the Sketch 
board has agreed very kindly to manage 
the distribution SUA collectitth ' of " the 
necessary papers, and I am hopeful there- 
fore that we will get better results. At 
least a hundred returns are necessary in 
order to compile any statistics. 
(Signed:) 

Richard A. NewhaU 



Frankly, our distaste for Mr. Ameche 
reaches a point bordering on mayhem, but 
is made up for by our like of Mr. Power (of 
the fourth generation of Powers). Re- 
gardless of personal prejudices, however, 
the picture is really funny, and Mr. 
Power's Metropolitan daily reporter is an 
admirable one to end all such roles. 

Purple Rowers Race 
Big Green on Friday 

When the Williams crew meets Dart- 
mouth on the placid Connecticut River at 
Hanover, N. H., Friday afternoon, it will 
be the first time in sixty-four years that a 
Purple eight has entered intercollegiate 
competition. In preparation for this 
opening test of a four-race schedule .which 
includes contests with Springfield, Man- 
hattan, and Rollins colleges, the oarsmen 
have been practicing daily on Lake 
Pontoosuc, Pittsfield, under their new 
coach, George Loveless, former Olympic 
coxswain now hving in Pittsfield. 

Although another shell will soon be 
christened, drills for this initial struggle 
have been carried on in the one given last 
year by Harvard. Boatings so far have 
Kelso Davis at stroke, Mike Tenney at 
seven, Bill Rolfing at six, John Jay at 
five, George Williams at four, Bud Adams 
at three, Bill Everdell at two, and Basil 
Knauth in the bow. No cox has yet been 
picked for certain, but the forecasters put 
Loveless in the stern for this Friday's race. 

Not only for Williams but also for 
Dartmouth will this encounter make ath- 
letic history because it marks the first time 
in many years that a Big Green crew has 
entered aquatic intercollegiate competi- 
tion. I'ike the Purple boat, the New 
Hampshire group is not yet officially rec- 
ognised by the college. 



Miami University Netmen 
Down Williams Players, 8-1 

(Continued tram First Page) 

a scare after the visitors had walked away 
with the first set, 6-1. Jarvis's inspired 
net play lifted Gaskell's game until the 
Purple pair were fighting the surprised 
visitors on better than even terms. Fin- 
ally, however, the tanned opponents 
turned on the pressure and ran the match 
out, 6-1, 11-9. Kingman and Weller took 
a set before bowing in the second doubles 
encounter while Hardie and Gillespie out- 
classed Caulk and Collester in two sets for 
the final Miami point. 

Following is a summary of the meet; 

Score — University of Miami 8, Williams 1. 

SINGLES— Mulloy (M) defeated Jarvis (W), 
6-1, 6-4; Kingman (W) defeated Duff (M) 1-6, 6-3, 
6-4; Hardie (M) defeated Weller (W), 6-4, 6-4; 
Behr (M) defeated Oaakell (W), 6-3, 6-3; Hendrix 
(M) defeated Collester (W), B-3, 4-6, 6-3; Gillespie 
CM) defeated Caulk (W), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. 

DOUBLES— MtUloy and Frank (M) defeated 
Jarvis and Oaakell (W), 6-2, 11-0; Behr and Hen- 
drix (M) defeated Kingman and Weller, 4-6, &-3, 
6-2; Hardie and Gillespie (M) defeated Caulk and 
Collester (W), 6-2, 6-1. 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY, APRIL 26 
8.00 p. m. — Adelphic Union Debate. Uni- 
versity of Otago vs. Williams. Re- 
solved, That the British Empire shows 
signs of disintegration. Griffin Hall. 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 

4.15 p. m.— Freshman Tennis. Williams 
vs. Kent School. Sage Courts. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 29 
2.00 p. m. — Varsity Tennis. Union vs. 

Williams. Schenectady. 
4.18 p. m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams 
vs. Colby. Weston Field. 
Varsity Golf. Williams vs. Bowdoin. 
Taconie Course. 
8.30 p. m.— French Play. AHtonce Fran- 
caite presents "La Poudre Aux Yeux". 
Jesup Hall. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 
2.00 p. m.— Varsity Lacrosse. Williams 
vs. Tufts. Bedford. 

4.16 p. m.— Varsity Tennis. William vs. 
Bowdoin. Sage Courts. 




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Makepeace Reviews 
Collegiate Finances 

(Oontlnued from First Page) 
and the need of larger salaries to attract 
and retain able faculties. At present, 
Williams is in a situation where it is able 
to cope with most of these considerations 
for a time, the treasurer stated. 

The Hopkins gifts to the College began 
in 1917, and the final sum was turned over 
to the college on Mr. Hopkins' passing. 
After the fairly complete financial review, 
Mr. Makepeace brought forth some in- 
teresting old stocks which had been given 
the college, but which are, and probably 
were, not of any value. These included the 
"Iron Dollar Silver Mine", the "Six 
Brothers Gold Mine", and "The National 
Projectile Company of West Virginia" 
with a picture of the Monitor and the 
Merrimac fighting on the top of the 
certificate. 

Cornell Golf Team Defeats 
Purple 6-3 at Taconic Club 

(Oontlnued from Pint Page) 
but he recovered on the par four fourth, 
and from there it was evident that Gillett 
did not have a chance. "Ace" Williamson 
at number two, dropped an early lead to 
lose to Bill Smith on the fourteenth, five 
down. 

With a steady two-over-par thirty-eight, 
Young had Reimers two down at the turn, 
but the Cornell number three rallied mag- 
nificently and took the match on the 
sixteenth. Freddy McAleavy of Cornell 
came through with the fourth victory for 
the invaders when he defeated Jim 
O'Sullivan, three and two, aft«r the Wil- 
liams number five had held his opponent 
even for the first nine. Williams will be 
looking for its first victory of the season 
at Bowdoin's expense Thursday after- 
noon here with a revamped line-up at 
present undecided. 

Score — Cornell 6, Williams 3. 

Twosomes— Willcox (C) defeated Gillett (W) 
7 and (i; Smith (C) defeated Williamson (W) 5 and 
4; Keiniere (C) defeated Young (W) 3 and 2; Fry 
(W) defeated Sulla (C) two up; McAleavy (C) de- 
feated O'Sullivan (W) 3 and 2; Freeman (W) de- 
feated Jamison (C) 3 and 2. 

Foursomes— Willcox and Smith (C) defeated 
Gillett and Williamson (W) 7 and .5; Young and 
Fry (W) tied ReimBrs and Su'la (C); O'Sullivan 
and Freeman (W; lied McAleavy and Jamison (C)i 



Butcher^ Burns Chosen 
To Attend Civil Service 
Meeting on Wednesday 

W. W. Keen Butcher '38, and James M. 
Burns '39, have been selected by President 
Tyler Dennett to represent Williams in 
the formulation of plans for the organi- 
zation of a net-work of college chapters "to 
develop constructive interest in public 
service" and to build a strong public 
opinion in support of qualified personnel 
to fill appointive governmental offices. 
A meeting of the National Civil Service 
Reform League, which these delegates will 
attend, is to be held this Wednesday at 
the Hotel Commodore in New York City 

Students from thirty-one colleges, in- 
cluding Amherst, Brown, Colgate, Dart- 
mouth, Harvard, Princeton, Smith, Vas- 
sar, and Yale, will be present according to 
plans announced by Robert L. Johnson, 
president of the League at Union College. 
Following the annual luncheon of the 
organization, the gathering will be ad- 
dressed by Under-Secretary of the In- 
terior, Charles West, Mayor F. H. Ija- 
Guardia, and Robert L. Johnson, also 
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frequently missed scoring chances by poor 
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every member of the squad seeing some 
action against the invaders. Lafayette 
staged a dogged last ditch fight in the final 
minutes which netted them little as Jesse 
Boynton closed the afternoon's scoring 
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Third Embassy Will 
Open Talks Tonight 

Monday, April ^6 — Six clergymen have 
been definitely selected to conduct the 
Third Annual Embassy here today and 
tomorrow under the auspices of the Wil- 
liams Christian Association, with the pos- 
sibility of one or two more being present 
it was announced last night by Franck K. 
Davis '38, chairman of the Embassy 
Committee. 

Open to all undergraduates, the Em- 
bassy will take the form of informal con- 
ferences at the fraternity houses and the 
Garfield Club to discuss religious and 
philosophical ideas on vital subjects. 
Each night the various clergymen will go 
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duct the groups, simultaneously attempt- 
ing to put forth ideas which they are quali- 
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The six are: Rev. Dr. Grant Noble of 
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Nathaniel Noble of the Lenox School, 
Lenox; Rev. Dr. Roswell P. Barnes, Rev. 
Dr. Eugene Blake, Bev. Dr. Wiilliam 
Brewster, and Rev. Dr. Charles L. Taylor, 
Jr. '21. 

French Club Play Will be 
Given Thursday in Jesup 

(Continued from First Page) 
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Chapin Meeting Hits 
F. D. R. Court Plan 

(Continued from First Page) 
question some of the reniiirks iniide by the 
main speakers, but he was cut off by Dr. 
Dennett, tlie latter sayinn "I will give you 
fifty on that" in answer to a rhetorical 
question of Steel's. 

W. W. Keen Butcher '38 President of the 
Log, rose to discuss historical analogies to 
the present demand for u change in the 
Supreme Court, but he too was forced to 
cease talking as Dr. Dennett accused liim 
of being irrelevant to the resolution on the 
floor. A vote was then taken on the reso- 
lution advocating defeat of the court 
measure. There was a steady chorus of 
"ayes" followed by a minority outburst of 
"nos," and the presiding officer declared 
the resolution adopted. 



Colgate Downs Trackmen; 
Cook Wins Double Victory 

(Continued from First Page) 
good second in the hammer despite a little 
water on the knee. Johnny Ahlstrom 
took third in that event, and Aldy Briggs 
broadjumped 20 feet, 2}4 inches to get 
third, a half-inch behind Lawrence, of 
Colgate. 

Thomas arched himself over 12 feet 6 
inches in the pole vault to beat Ed Dissell, 
who barely brushed the cross-bar oft on one 



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attempt at tliat height. In the high jump 
Walters and Jaeger showed excellent form 
to tie for first at 5 ft. 9^ inches, and Dusty 
Surdam came third, two inches below that 
height. Nast whirled the discus 118 feet 
4Ji inches and put the shot 45 feet 4J4 
inches for the only double win on the field. 

lOO-yd. ilosh — Won by Oiillagher (W); Whit- 
uker (W), second; Luwrence (C'), thinl. Time 
10.4 sec. 

220-yd. dash— Won by Cook (W); Gallagher 
(W), second; Whitaker (W), third. Time; 22.a 
sec. 

440-yd. dash— Won by Cook (W); Kuhn (C), 
second; Gutterson (W), third. Time: 40.5 sec. 

SSO-yd. run— Won by Nichols (C); Kuhn (C), 
second; Rrown (W), third. Time: 2 min. 1.1 sec. 

One-mile run — Won by Becker (C); Nichols (C), 
second; Rood (W), third. Time; 4 min. 41.4 sec. 

Two-mile run — Won by Hancock (C) ; Collins 
(W), second; Kiliani (W), third. Time: 10 min. 
10 sec. 

120-yd. high hurdles — Won by Schroeder (C); 
Campbell (C), second; Moore (W), third. Time: 
15.8 sec. 

220-yd. low hurdles — Won by Moore (W) ; Frank 
(C), second; Schroeder (C), third. Time: 24.9 sec. 

Shot Put— Won by Nast (C); Chesbore (C), sec- 
ond; Reeves (W), third. Distance: 45 ft. 4^ in. 

Hammer Throw — Won by Griswold (C); Powell 
(W), second; AhUtrom (W), third. Distance: 131 
ft. 



Discus Throw; Won-by Nast ^C); Chesbore (C), 
second; Herman (W), third. Distance; 118 ft. 4?^ 
in. 

Javelin Throw — Won by /immerman (C); Mac- 
Bean (C), second; Valentine (C), thinl. Distance: 
1U8 ft. i'A in. 

High Jump — Tie for first between Jaeger (0) and 
Walters (C); Surdam (W), third. Height; 5 ft. 
OK in. 

Broad Jump — Won by Stradley (W); Ijiwrence 
(C), second; liriggs (W), third Distance: 21 ft. 
2Jiin. 

I'ole Vault— Won by Thomas (C); Dissell (W), 
second ; tie for third between Prutt (C) and Taylor 
(W). Height: 12 ft. in. 

Final Score— Colgate, 83 }^; Williams, .51 H- 



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WILLIAMS COLLEGE. SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1937 




Bruce Bliven To 
Speak on ^News' 
Here Tomorrow 

He Is Editor of the 'New 
Republic' and Outstand- 
ing Liberal Journalist; 
Will Lecture in Jesup 



Bruce Bliven, editor of the New Re- 
iiblic and one of the outstanding liberal 
ournalists of the day, will speak tomorrow 
on the subject "The Story Behind the 
News" at 7.30 p. m. in Jesup Hall under 
the auspices of the Williams Forum. 

AlthouRh head of a left-wing magazine 
that specializes in editorial comment and 
interpretation, Bliven has behind him a 
long career of practical newspaper work. 
He has spent many years with the San 
Francisco Bulletin and the New York 
Globe, from the latter of which he was 
called to be managing editor and later 
editor of the New Republic. He is now 
the New York correspondent for the 
Manchester Guardian. 

Has Studied Press Influence 

Sunday's Forum speaker has devoted 
nuich of his attention recently to the in- 
fluence of the big dailies on American poli- 
tics and public opinion. This question 
was taken up by Mr. Bliven and his fellow- 
editors last March when a supplement was 
]>ul)lished which analyzed the presentation 
(if political news by a limited group of 
newspapers during the recent political 
campaign. 

Tlie editors concluded that the influence 
(if tlie editorial page is dechning and that 
till' American press is becoming less em- 
pliiitic in its news presentation, with but a 
few exceptions. Mr. Bliven is expected to 
refer to this supplement and its conclusions 
m his discussion oi the lesser knowli as- 
I)ects of journaUsm tomorrow. 

Rose Rapidly in Journalism 

Born forty-eight years ago, Sunday's 
speaker graduated from Stanford in 1911 
and spent three years as a reporter on the 
San Francisco Bulletin. After advertis- 
ing work he was appointed director of the 
department of journalism of the Univer- 
sity of Southern California. In 1919 he 
joined the famous New York Globe and in 
four years rose to the position of managing 
editor and later associate editor. 

He is now director of the Twentieth 
Century Fund and a member of the For- 
eign Policy Association. Mr. Bliven spoke 
at Williams last year at a session of the 
Model League, predicting a world war for 
li)3K alter showing how none of the Euro- 
jK'nn states has been willing to make sacri- 
fices for peace. 



Juniors to Hold Banquet 
At Orchards on May 20 

Continuing the precedent initiated last 
spring by the classes of 1937 and 1938, the 
Junior class decided Thiusday, at a meet- 
ing held in the Jesup Hall auditorium, to 
hold its second annual banquet at the 
Orchards on May 20. 

Myron A. Tenney, class president, pre- 
sided over the meeting where it was ar- 
ranged to sing the same class song on May 
29 as rendered for the past two years. It 
was also proposed tht^t an added feature 
be included in the program for the evening 
of the class banquet, namely a beer party- 
ball game. All arrangements were left to 
C. Boru Newman, treasurer of last year's 
affair, who will make the decision concern- 
ing the beer-ball game. 



New Zealand Victor 
On British Question 

Displaying a fiery pointedness in attack 
and wittiness in sally that Williams audi- 
ences have seldom heard, two members of 
the University of Otago goodwill debate 
tour, from Dunedin, New Zealand, handed 
defeat to the Adelphie Union in a poorly 
attended debate on the subject, Resolved, 
That the British Empire is disintegrating. 
The two-man team, stopping off on Mon- 
day for its twenty-eighth victory in twenty- 
eight api)earances in a round-the world 
tour, based its defense of the Common- 
wealth of Nations on the grounds that the 
Empire was merely changing to meet new 
world conditions, and that what appeared 
to be dissolution was in reality a strengtli- 
ening of its uniting bonds. 

James M. Ludlow, '39, opened for the 
affirmative. The Empire, be said, was 
morally weakening; it had become mili- 
tarily impotent as shown by its inability to 
cope with threats to its eastern and Medit- 
erranean domination; politically it was 
degenerating into disunion as a result of 
the Westminster agreement of 1931 which 
granted a greater degree of self autonomy 
to the dominions; and, as a consequence of 
the unsuccessful Ottawa and Ix)ndon eco- 
nomic conferences, great gulfs were spring- 
ing up in the trade relations of the Empire. 

John H. Kemnitz, of the New Zealand 
team, replied that enthusiastic cohesion 
and unity were characteristic of Empire re- 
lations. "There has been a new definition 
of relationships as a result of the war," he 
said, "the Empire has, however, just 
reached the stage of maturity, not of dis- 
integration." 

Eustiss H. Pledger, of Otago, and Eu- 
gene S. Strassburger '38, proceeded with 
the cross-examination, while Ludlow and 
Kemnitz returned for their respective 
sides in the rebuttal. 



Plans for 1937 
Rushing Passed 
By 1938 Council 

Seven Policy Alterations 
Mark New Agreement; 
Date of Period Moved 
Up One D4y from 1936 

While no drastic alterations were made 
in the machinery of the system, the rush- 
ing agreement for 1937, passed Monday 
by a unanimous vote of the 1938 Under- 
graduate Council and ratified Thursday by 
the Executive Committee, incorporates 
seven policy changes over the 1936 agree- 
ment. Most notable of all measures 
adopted by the Council following the re- 
port of John H. Stewart '38, chairman of 
the rushing committee, calls for shifting 
the entire schedule up a day, thereby facil- 
itating the completion of the period with- 
out infringement on a single day of pre- 
pared classes. 

Rushing will begin next fall on Wed- 
nesday, September 22, ending on Tuesday, 
September 28, the day after classes begin, 
eliminating the difficulty noted last fall in 
a conflict between the last rushing day 
and opening day for classes. According 
to this plan, the incoming freshmen will 
arrive in Williamstown a day earlier, Sat- 
urday, in order that fraternity repre- 
sentatives may commence canvassing the 
dormitories the next evening. 

New Limit Method Devised 

In order to set more accurately, the 
limit of freshmen each house can take 
during the rushing period, the 1938 Coun- 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Selected to edit 1939 'Gul' 




Grimm Lauds Acting, Deplores Setting 
Of French Play, 'La Poudre Aux Yeux 



By Charles Grimm 

Amociate Professor of Romanic.LangUftges 



Friday, April SO— Not since 1925 when' 
members of French 11-12 gave Anatole 
France's La Femme Mule had a French 
play been given in Williams College until 
last night when, thanks chiefly to the 
initiative] ofj Williaml J. Peabody '38 and 
Adele Hay and the sympathetic help of 
Professor Vaccariello, a group of students 
helped by six young ladies from Benning- 
ton College gave La Poudre Aux Yeux, a 
delightful light comedy written in 1861 
by Labiche and Martin, two typical 
amusers of the days of Napoleon III. 

The performance on the whole of the 
comedy dealing with middle-class hfe was 
excellent, although the scenery was really 
too simple, giving an impression of poverty 
rather than of bourgeois thrift. And of 
course this reyiewer realizes how difficult 
it is to act in a foreign language with which 
one is not completely famihar, but pre- 
cisely on this account it is necessary to 
rehearse until everyone knows every line 
perfectly. With a little more practice it 
is probable that those few minor slips 
which marred an otherwise fine show 
would have been avoided. 

With her perfect French, excellent 
makeup, accomplished stage presence, 
and very able acting, Adele Hay was very 



convincing as Mme. Malingear. Donn 
Bearing was also very good as the un- 
successful doctor who had often to listen 
to the reproaches of his wife, but he 
seemed rather too well perserved for a 
man of fifty-four! Lucy Glasbrook looked 
hardly old enough to have been Frederic's 
mother but she had a firm grasp of the 
situation and her acting was good. Wil- 
liam Peabody was especially fine in those 
scenes in which his honest nature was at 
odds with the part that his scheming wife 
made him play. As for Connie Mather 
and Grant Thompson, they were charming 
in their genuinfe simplicity. 

Among the other actors and actresses, 
all of whom did their parts well, Talcott 
Clapp and Robert Jerosch deserve special 
mention for their fine work. It is to be 
hoped that these two artists will be seen 
again in more important roles. And, of 
course, we must not forget John Savacool 
who directed the play, not Billy Hart who 
added the proper touch of exotic local 
color. 

Let us hope that such a fine entertain- 
ment will be repeated soon and that the 
cooperation between Bennington and 
Williams so happily begim, will be con- 
tinued to the mutual advantage and 
pleasure of both institutions. 



H. P. De wey,Trustee, 
Williams '84, Passes 



Had Served College Since 
Appointed in 1902; Was 
Popular Chapel Speaker 

Dr. Harry Pinneo Dewey '84, trustee of 
Williams college since 1902 and college 
preacher for many years, died suddenly 
Monday afternoon in Babson Park, Fla. 
He was scheduled to come here for the 
annual meeting of the board of trustees 
today, and to speak in the Thompson Me- 
morial Chapel, Sunday, May 16. 

Dr. Dewey's home was in Minneapolis, 
Minn., where for the past quarter of a 
century he had been pastor of the Plymouth 
Congregational Church, and was influ- 
ential in drawing a large congregation to 
the church. When he resigned in 1935, 
his pastorate was the largest in the North- 
west, and he had seen a splendid new 
church erected through his personal in- 
fluence. 

Second in Seniority 

Second only to Bentley Wirt Warren '85 
in seniority on the board of trustees, Dr. 
Dewey was one of three men who have 
served the board since before 1917. Dr. 
Henry Lefavour '83, president emeritus of 
Simmons College, appointed in 1903, com- 
pleted the trio of long-term trustees. 

While in college Dr. Dewey was affili- 
ated with the Kappa Alpha fraternity, 
sang in the chapel choir, was active in 
Y. M. C. A. work, and belonged to the 
Philotechnian Society. He was a familiar 
figure here during each commencement 
time when he usually delivered the annual 
invocations. 

Two Trustees Absent Today 

Dr. Dewey during his fifty years in the 
ministry served only three churches, the 
leading one of which was in Minneapolis. 
He received his divinity degree from the 
Andover Theological Seminary, of which 
he later became a trustee. In addition to 
this he served in a similar capacity at 
Straight University in Louisiana, and at 
Carleton College. Dartmouth and Rol- 
lins both honored the famotis clergyman 
with degrees of doctor of divinity in his 
later life. 

Bom in Toulon, III, Dr. Dewey was 
seventy-five years old at the time of his 
death. The funeral will be held tomorrow 
in West Newton, at the Second Congre- 
gational Church. 

Former Governor Joseph B. Ely '02 of 
Westfield and Quincy Bent '01 of South 
(Continued on Third Pagi) 



H. Barksdale Brown '39 

Brown and Sehultz 
Chosen to Head 'Gul' 



Ernst to Speak 
On Reduction in 
Court's Power 

Successfully Fought A. P. 
In the Supreme Court 
Test of Wagner Law 

Is Williams Alumnus 

Holds Congress Should Be 
Able to Annul Decisions 



New Editor-in-Chief and 
Managing Editor to Be 
Aided by Board of Six 

H. Barksdale Brown and Robert S. 
Sehultz, III, '39 have been appointed 
editor-in-chief and managing editor, re- 
spectively, of the 1939 Gulielmensian, it 
was announced Thursday by Douglas E. 
Johnston, head of the 1938 publication. 
Both of them have been working with 
other sophomores on the editorial staff of 
the year book since last fall's elections. 

Brown prepared for Williams at the 
Hotchkiss School where he was editor-in- 
chief of the year book and captain of 
swimming. Since entering Williams he 
\iii\3 lAaytd Kjti tlrc "leshiiiHii footrjaii, 
swimming, and lacrosse teams and is at 
present one of the varaity stickmen. He 
has recently been elected an assistant pro- 
duction manager of Cap and Bells, Inc., is 
a member of the Thompspn Concert Com- 
mittee, and has been appointed a Junior 
Adviser for next year. He is affiliated 
with Alpha Delta Phi. 

Sehultz is managing editor of the Purple 
Cow and next year will assume the editor- 
ship of the college funny magazine. A 
member of Cap and Bells, Sehultz par- 
ticipated in several performances last year; 
he is also a member of the Adelphie Union 
and of the Williams Christian Association 
and belongs to the Garfield Club. 

The other sophomores wlio will help in 
the editing of the publication are Bruce 
P. Coffin, Frank G. Gillett, William G. 
Hayward, Anthony M. Menkel, Jr., Wood- 
ward B. Norton, and John E. Sawyer. 



Casts Selected for 
Cap and Bells' Plays 

Dingwall, Morgan Picked 
For Shaw's Comedy; 34 
Named in Odets' Drama 



By David F. Ransom '39 

Morris L. Ernst '09, who successfully 
fought the Associated Press in the Supreme 
Court test of the Wagner labor relations 
act, will discuss his plan for revision of the 
power of the nation's highest tribunal to- 
night at 8.00 o'clock in Jesup Hall under 
the auspices of the Lilieral Club. The 
Williams alumnus is expected to recount 
the story of his case, as a result of which 
his client, Morris Watson has been rein- 
stated in tlie Associated Press New York 
office. 

In his book, Ultimate Power, a best seller 
of 1930, which is devoted to a legal history 
of the Court, Mr. Ernst has set fortli his 
belief that a change in the power of the 
austere body is necessary. In his opinion 
the Congress should be given the power by 
constitutional amendment to override a 
Court decision witli a two-thirds vote. 
He Fought Censors 
Mr. Ernst has long lieen a cliampion of 
free speech and liberalism as counsel for 
the Civil Liberties Union and the American 
Foundation for Public Service. He has 
performed a progressive service in success- 
fully fighting the government's suits to bar 
Dr. Marie C. Slope's Married Love from 
being sold in this country as well no Torooi- 
Joyce's Ulysses and Radclyf Hall'.s. Well of 
Loneliness. 

As an undergraduate, the tonight's 
speaker was a member of Gargoyle society, 
The Record board, the press bureau, and 
won first prize in the Sophomore speaking 
contest. He was vice president of the 
Pbilologian Society and the Adelphie Un- 
ion, president of the Deutscher Verein, and 
was a member of the Alpha Zeta Alpha 
fraternity which then occupied the build- 
ing now owned by the Faculty Club, and 
later joined with the Williams chapter of 
Phi Gamma Delta. 

Battled For Free Speech 
Early in his career Mr. Ernst took up 
the cause of free speecli in liis works A 
Study in Obscenity ami the Censor and Hold 
Your Tongue, the second of which was 
written in conjuncton with Alexander 
Lindey. His other books include Ameri- 
ca's Primer, To the Pure, The Private Life 
of the. Movies, and, with William Seagle, 
Real Estate and Income Tax. 

Ten years ago, on April 23, 1927, Mr. 
Ernst spoke in Jesup Hall on the subject 
with which he has dealt in bis books under 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Completing the trials for the two one-act 
plays to be given over Houseparty week- 
end. Director Wallace Rooney announced 
on Tuesday the selection of the casts for 
How He Lied to Her Husband and Wait- 
ing for Lefty. The roles in George Bernard 
Shaw's comedy will be played by Judd 
Morgan '38, John F. Dingwall '37, and 
Betty Zimmerman of Bennington, while 
thirteen in a cast of thirty-fovu' have been 
selected to play important parts in Clifford 
Odet's social drama. 

Wailing for Lefty is a play divided into 
many episodes, each ending by depicting 
the rising revolt of labor against capital, 
and is taken directly from the New York 
City taxicab strike of 1934. Gordon T. 
Kay '36, president of the Corporation, and 
Robert S. Sehultz, III, '39, will portray 
Fatt and Fayette respectively, labor union 
leaders representing capital who try to 
persuade the drivers not to strike. Strong 
supporters of the strikers will be played 
by Charles B. Hanan '37 as Joe; John E. 
Graham, Jr. '40 as Miller, a research 
chemist; and Joseph C. Clement '39, as 
Dr. Benjamin, an interne, both of whom 
have joined labor in its strike. 

(Oontlnurd on Second Page) 



Italian Trade Marks 
Form Chapin Exhibit 

Aldine Dolphin and Anchor 
and Florentine Lily Are 
on View for May, June 

The following arlide ums xmtten for 
The Record by Miss Lucy Eugenia Os- 
borne, custodian of the Alfred Clark Chapin 
coUeclion of rare l>ooks. 

The Chapin exhibit for May and June 
is the fourth and last of the series of early 
printer's devices, the present comprising 
those used in Italy. 

Since the device most familiar to the 
layman is probably the Aldine dolphin and 
anchor, the exhibit includes nine variants 
of this mark used by Aldus and his de- 
scendants. Another jtrinting family rep- 
resented is the Giunta with the Florentine 
lily design, while five varieties of the cat 
and mouse device used by the family of 
Gio. Battista Sessa are also shown. 
French Better Than Italian 

It is interesting to note that of some 
thirty-seven representative Italian de- 
vices shown, but one, that of Bevilaqua, 
(Continued on Beeond Page) 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1987 



The Williams Record 

Published TumdHy and Saturday by Students of WilliaiiiB College 



Entered at Pittaneld post ofBoe as second class matter February 28, 1021 
Office of Publication; Eagle Printini; & Binding Co., Eagle Sq., Pittsfield, Mass. 



Vol. SI 



May I, 1937 



No. 9 



COMPENSATIONS 

To prove that the Emersonian maxim of "compensation," according 
to which every North must have its South, every tide its ebb and flow, 
and every Spring Street its W. C. A., has not yet ceased to apply to every- 
day life, we draw attention to the marked increase in upperclass regis- 
trations for the social science majors. Although the official figures on 
registration are not |yet complete, the preliminary returns indicate be- 
yond a question that members of the Sophomore Class are signing up 
for the economics, political science, and history majors in unprecedented 
numbers. 

What makes this development a perfect example of Emerson's com- 
pensation theory is the fact that up to several years ago the students tak- 
ing the English major outnumbered those majoring in any two of the 
social sciences combined. At the present moment, however, the conomics 
department alone reports registration equalling that of the English de- 
partment, and the history department reports increases of a similar na- 
ture. In other words, past weakness has suddenly turned into present 
strength, and it is safe to assume that the introduction of new blood into 
the social science courses is doing the trick. Such a sudden reversal re- 
flects in no way upon the strength of the other departments, but proves 
rather that a former weak sister has at last taken her rightful place with 
her previously stronger kin. 

An increased registration in the social sciences almost inevitably 
leads one to the conclusion that there is developing on the Williams 
campus a corresponding interest in world affairs. While conjecture is 
often fruitless, it is not necessarily irrelevant, and we find it interesting to 
speculate on the possibility of a future increase in the number of Williams 
men who decide to make politics their life work. As Dr. Dennett re- 
cently pointed out, Williams has fallen behind the van in supplying new 
material for local and national politics, but in view of the sudden upturn 
in the popularity of the social sciences, we venture a prediction that the 
Elmersonian theory will apply in this case, and look forward to the day 
when the current dearth of Williams men in politics may be compensated 
by a heightened flood of Williams graduates into the field of public life. 



"SEPTEMBER 22 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28" 

The new rushing agreement, with minor changes from last year's, 
has passed the Undergraduate Council unanimously and by this evening 
copies will be distributed to every undergraduate. The agreement has 
been carefully drawn up, fully discussed, and all available advice con- 
sidered in its creation. Next week each student will be asked to sign a 
card pledging himself not to violate this agreement, failure to sign the 
pledge forfeiting his right to rush. 

Before signing it is not too much to ask that the binding obligation 
be read in its entirety. The understanding and honorable cooperation in 
abiding by rules made by representatives are fundamentals of self govern- 
ment. Once again we reflect that rushing, however well organized and 
supervised, is an unfortunate weakness in the fraternity system, though 
every effort has been made to make the best of an inescapable situation. 



Ernst '09 to Speak 
On Court Revision 

(Continued from First Page) 

the title, "Who Wants Free Speech?" As 
a director of The Nation he has continued 
his liberal activities, which also have se- 
cured him the position of treasurer and 
director of the American Fund for Public 
Service. 

After receiving his LL.B. from New- 
York Univereity's law school, tonight's 
speaker became a member of the firm of 
Greenbaum, Wolff, and Ernst. In this 
capacity he has sei-ved on the New York 
State Banking Board, been special counsel 
to Governor Herbert H. Lehman '99, and 
was special mediator for Mayor Fiorello H. 
LaGuardia in the metropolitan taxi strike 
in 1934. 



Casts for Cap and Bells 
Selected for May 15 Bill 

(Continued from First Page) 

Other labor agitators are Irv, played by 
John W. Morse '40; Syd by John A. Mac- 
Gruder '39; Agate by James F. Stiles '40; 
the young actor by James D. Leland '38, 
and Dr. Barnes by Douglas Horning '40, 
who has also gone over on labor's side in 
its fight against capital. Rowena Goddard 
of Bennington will portray the C!ommun- 
istic stenographer, while Ruth Cleveland 
will play Joe's wife who urges him on in his 
fight against capital leaders in the union, 
with Betty Lindman, also of Bennington, 
in the supporting role of Florrie, Syd's 
sweetheart. 

In How He Lied to Her Husband, a 
parody on Shaw's currently revived Can- 
dida and typical of the author's sophisti- 
cated humor, the situation deals with the 
relations of a man ^nd wife and the com- 
plications which ensue following the ap- 
pearance of a youthful lover. Mr. Apjohn, 
the youthful aspirant, will be played by 
Judd Morgan, while John F. Dingwall will 
make his last appearance on the Williams 
stage as Mr. Bumpus. His wife will be 
portrayed by Miss Zimmerman. 

Rehearsals have been going on daily for 
the past week with the date of the perform- 
ances two weeks off, the first dress rehear- 



sal being scheduled a week from tomorrow. 
Talcott B, Clapp '38 is in charge of Tech- 
nical Production. 



New Arrangements 
For Rushing Passed 

(Continued from First Page) 
cil has incorporated a new scheme in the 
revised agreement, whereby the number 
of men each house is allowed will be based 
on the number of men the Garfield Club 
can accommodate up to 30% of the in- 
coming class. This will enable the Council 
more exactly to attain the desired 70-30 
ratio. 

Another measure, an innovation over 
next year's rushing rules, will be the 
availability of Dr. Charles R. Keller or the 
Rushing Chairman for freshman who, not 
pledged during the prescribed period, may 
signify their desire to join a certain fra- 
ternity, thereby making for more complete 
understanding than in former years. 
Any pledging after the regular period, ac- 
cording to the 1937 agreement, cannot take 
place for a span of one month's time, and, 
if the fraternity quota has been filled, only 
by the permission of the Undergraduate 
Council. Before a pledge can be broken, 
the new ruling maintains, the head of the 
house concerned must contact the Council 
one week in advance, in order that the 
matter may receive careful scrutiny before 
steps are taken. 

Two minor changes effected by the 
1938 Council include the omission of the 
detailed financial obligations of each social 
unit from the handbook, and a measure 
changing the Sunday rushing dates so 
that they are identical with those of the 
weekdays, i.e., the removal of afternoon 
dates. It is expected, although not yet 
certain, that John N. Leonard, former 
Dean, will again be Arbiter during the 
week of rushing. He will judge whether 
any infractions of the agreement should 
be reported to the Undergraduate Council, 
thereafter subject to treatment by that 
body. As in former years, he will prob- 
ably make his headquarters in the Fresh- 
man Quad where he can be of assistance to 
members of the incoming class. 



Four Begin Competition 
In Van Vechten Contest 

Friday, April 30 — John P. Causey, 
W. Farnsworth Fowle, Julius 8. 
Glaser, and Norman L. Newhall, Jr., 
'37, started their three-round com|)e- 
titioii for the Van Vechten prize for 
extemporaneous speaking yesterday 
when each delivered a ten minute 
address in Goodrich Hall. The con- 
testants for the thirty dollar award 
were allowed to choose from a list of 
five selected topics one hour before 
the time designated for delivery. 

Professors Samuel E. Allen, John 
W. Miller, and Winthrop H. Root 
judged the speakers on the basis of 
possible one hundred per cent scores. 
During the coming two weeks, differ- 
ent trios of judges will consider the 
merits of the four competitors, who 
will present two additional ten minute 
talks on other topics. 



Italian Trade Marks 
FormChapinExhibit 

(Continued from First Page) 
contains the shields so much used in Gci- 
man, and sometimes, but less often, oc- 
curring in French marks. The predomi- 
nating pattern in Italian devices is the orb 
and cross, familiar to us today becau.se of 
its adoption as a trade mark by a biscuit 
company. The exhil)it contains ten ex- 
amples of this, the earliest being that of the 
Colonia-Jenson Company in Venice in 
14S1 in a Latin Bilile. 

While Italian maiks lack something of 
the distinction and finish of the Fiench, 
they display a gieat deal of ingenuity. 
From a simple punning device, as for ox- 
ample Fontana's charming fountain, to a)i 
elaljorate St. George and the dragon cut 
used by Georgius de Rusconibus, this 
showing of Italian printer's devices is full 
of interest. 



Notices 



Room Notice Drawing for next year's 
rooms by the class of 1940 
will begin with a meeting in Jesup Hall, 
Tuesday, May 4, at 4.15 |). m. when tlie 
system for room drawing will be explained, 
the numbers drawn, and immediately fol- 
lowing rooms will be chosen. As only one 
from each pair or trio of roommates will be 
permitted to draw a numljer, all rooming 
plans must be made before Tuesday 
afternoon and one member of eacli room- 
ing combination n\ust be present at the 
meeting. 

The number of sjngle rooms which will 
be available for sophomores next year is 
very limited and all freshmen are advised 
to team up in pairs if possible. Upon re- 
ceipt of room assignments, payment of one 
half the charge fof the coming year will 
fall due. Price schedules for rooms oi)en 
to the present fresh man for next year may 
be secured in the Treasurer's office in 
Hopkins Hall. 

Pledge The pledging of Henry Eastin 
Notice Rossell, Jr. '40 to the Alpha 
Delta Phi fraternity, and of 
Richard Duncan Ely '39 to the Delta Phi 
fraternity is announced by the 1938 Under- 
graduate Council. 

Library The College Library will be 
Hours open in the evening from 8.00 
p. m. to 10.30 p. m. until June 1 
instead of from 7.30 p. m. until 10.00 
p. m. as is usual. 



CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, APRIL 30 

8.00 p. m. — The I.,iberal Club presents 
Morris L. Ernst '09 speaking on "The 
Supreme Court". Jesup Hall. 

SATURDAY, MAY 1 
2.00 p. m. — Varsity Track. Williams vs. 
Middlebury. Weston Field. 

Freshman Track. Williams vs. Nott 
Terrace. Weston Field. 

Freshman Baseball. Williams vs. 
Hotchkiss. I^keville, Conn. 

Freshman Tennis. Williams vs. Hotch- 
kiss. I^akeville, Conn. 

Freshman Golf. Williams vs. Hotch- 
kiss. Ijakeville, Conn. 

3.00 p. m.^Varsity Lacrosse. Williams 
vs. M.I.T. Boston. 

SUNDAY, MAY 2 
10.30 a. m. — Regular weekly Chapel serv- 
ice. Rev. Frederick M. Eliot, Unity 
Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, will 
preach. 

8.00 p. m.— The Williams Forum pre- 
sents Bruce Bliven, who will speak on 
"The Story Behind the News". Jesup 
HaU. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MAY 1. 1937 



Oarsmen Renew Collegiate Racing after 64 Seasons 



Williams Crew Rows 
Against Dartmouth 

Operation on Bud Adams 
Brings Last Minute Re- 
vision of Purple Eight 

Friday, April SO — Coincident with the 
WilliamB-Dartmouth crew race which took 
place this afternoon on the Connecticut 
Eiver at Hanover, N. H., before a large 
crowd of Green Key weekend quests, in the 
announcement that Charles R. Hubbell 74 
of Williamstown, and Father F. H. Sill, 
O.H.C., headmaster of the Kent School, 
have been made honorary president and 
chairman, respectively, of the Williams 
Rowing Club. 

At the last minute before yesterday's 
practice session it was learned that Bud 
Adams '40, polished number three man 
from Middlesex, had to have an appendec- 
tomy. Max Berking, a substitute star- 
hoard oar was drafted into service as the 
eight went for its final shakedown before 
today's race. 

Deans' Office Intervenes 

In addition, prcspects for any race at all 
were extremely slim on Wednesday as the 
Deans' Office made an inquiry concerning 
tlip number of ineligible men out for crew. 
An appeal on the ground that this was not 
11 iccognized sjwrt was made, and brought 
ii.< a result a withdrawal of objections until 
uflcr the Dartmouth race. 

Eight men and two managers made the 
I lip to Hanover with the boating for this 
nice similar to that which has been prac- 
ticing inten.sively for the past week in 
iinticipution of today's Henley. The race 
murks tlic first intercollegiate competition 
for the Purple in over sixty years since it 
defeated the Big Green in a regatta held at 
SaratoRa Springs. 

Information from the Darltmuth credits 
the Indians with only one week of outdoor 
practice. They have been rowing the full 
Henley distance of a mile and five-six- 
teenths. At present the swiftness of the 
Connecticut has caused some concern, but 
ia not thought to be serious enough to 
hamper either crew's ability. 

Thfe tjoatinKH follow; " "" "* 

Williuins — Li)ve!es8, cox; Davis, atrolie: Tenney, 

seven; Rolfing, six; Jay, five; Williams, four; 

BerkiiiR, three; Evenlell, two; Knautli, l>ow. 

Gokisriiith, Scliwable, fo-nianaRers. 

Dart rnouth— Duff, cox; Dutterworth, .stroke; 

PreHcott, seven; Magel six; Talbol, live; Mayne, 

four; \'an Dyke, ttiree; Stephens, two; Tanis, bow. 



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While Stickmen Go on Two-Game Trip 

Eager to avenge defeats at the hands of* Friday, April 30— The Tufts and Mussa- 



Middlebury for the last two years and 
thirsting for their first taste of victory in 
the current season, the Purple trackmen 
will meet the Blue and White on Weston 
Field at 2.00 this afternoon. In spite of 
the fact that Tiffy Cook and Rog Moore 
will both be trying to eclipse college records 
in the quarter mile and low hurdles re- 
spectively, the home team may be de- 
cidedly weakened if Captain Nils Anderson 
and I.«gh Powell fail to rally from week- 
old injuries. 

In its opening meet last week, Middle- 
bury went down under a stinging 92-43 
defeat at the hands of Wesleyan, whom the 
Purple will meet here next Saturday. 
Williams, star Middlebury runner and 
hurdler, took a first in the century with a 
10.2 performance and another first in the 
low hurdles at 26.6, which does not ap- 
proach Moore's clocking last week of 24.9, 
one-tenth of a second over the College 
record. 

Purple Hopes to Sweep 220 

In the 220 Tiffy Cook, Pete Gallagher, 
and Eddie Whitaker will attempt to re- 
peat last week's clean sweep, even though 
it will necessitate shutting out Middle 
l)ury's luminary, Williams, who will also 
be a serious threat to Gallagher and 
Whitaker in the 100. In his attempt 
to better the college record of 49.4 in the 
440 Cook will see little opiwsition from 
Quackenbush, but Captain MacFadyen 
and Cushman will offer stiff comijetition.to 
Don Cook and ,Iim Gregory in the half- 
mile and to Ken Rood and Johnny Mar- 
shall in the mile. The two mile seems 
to be earmarked for either Bill Collens or 
Bay Kiliani. 

Middlebury will be represented by three 
men who captured first in the field events 
against Williams last year. Cridland has 
thrown the hammer over 135 feet to take 
the Middlebury college record and set a 
high mark for Johnny Ahlstrom and Legh 
Powell, if the latter's knee does not keep 
him from entering. Westin took first in 
the javelin last year, and-Hoflfmann won 
the pole vault at 11 feet 6 inches, which 
is easily within Ed Dissell's range. Bernie 
Auer and Marl Taylor, who topped eleven 
feet last Saturday, are also entered in this 
event. 

Johnny Reeves and Johnny Stark will 
see action in the discus and shot put with 
Ham Herman in the discus and javelin. 
Fred Gottschalk and Tom Blair may be 
entered in the javelin, also. Bill Stradley 
and Aldy Briggs are favored in the broad- 
jump while Dusty Surdam, and Warner 
Cumber should annex the high jump, 
since the visitors are weak in both these 
departments. Moore and Johnny David- 
son will team together in the high hurdles. 



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chusctts Institute of Technology stickmen 
face the Purple today and tomorrow at 
Medford and Boston. Fresh from their 
14-4 victory over Lafayette, the Ephmen 
are determined to turn in a creditable ac- 
count on this trip, which will mark their 
second and third starts in the five-game 
season. 

The margin of victory over I^fayette, 
the largest a Williams team has run up 
since the sport has been recognized on the 
campus, indicates that Coach Whoops 
Snively has moulded an exceptionally 
strong Purple aggregation. Success in 
the two weekend encounters would assure 
the stickmen of a record season. 
M. I. T. Twice Beaten 

M.I.T. has twice.been defeated to date, 
by Springfield, 12-0, and Brown, 9-8. 
From the second sctre Snively expects the 
Engineers to be strong on attack and weak 
on defense, leading him to drill his men in- 
tensively this week in the hope of keeping 
the ball at the opponents' end of the field. 

Rus Keller, who kept Lafayette from 
tallying at all while he was in the cage last 
Saturday, should play a competent part in 
keeping down the Beaver score, but Dick 
Coleman, newly found point, has l)een ill 
during the past week and may not l)e able 
to make the trip, a severe blow to the all 
important defense unit. 

Otherwise the Purple will line up as they 
did in the sea.son's opener, although 
Johnny Warden has developed a case of 
shin splints and may not start. Jesse 
Boynton is scheduled for his place at out 
home while either Gil Morse or Ken 
Palmer will probaljly be at point. 

Captain Tommy Green will lead his men 
as usual from second attack, l)acked up by 
Barky Brown and Johnny Pratt. Jack 
MacGruer and Booty Blake will make up 
the rest of the mid-field while Tom Duncan 
and Bob Myersberg will fill out the attack 

In Wednesday's scrimmage against the 
freshmen the stick work was ragged at the 
start, but the team pulled itself together 
and ended in a way to satisfy Coach 
Snively. If they can go into the week 
end's schedule with the same fight, the 
Tufts and M.I.T. outfits should have 
trouble keeping them from coming home 
with two victories salted away. 



Bowdoin Six Swamp 
Weak Linksmen, 6-0 

Led by Bill Girard, Maine State Ama- 
teur champion, a strong Bowdoin golf 
team swamped the Purple linksmcn, 6-0, 
on the Taconic Links Thursday afternoon. 
Inflicting the second straight defeat on the 
Williams outfit within a week, the Polar 
Bears showed extraordinary skill with 
their short game, holing many long putts 
when the going was tough. 

Bill Girard's 38 on the outgoing nine 
had Ace Williamson, Williams number one, 
two down at the turn, and the former 
forged ahead to take the match four and 
three. After being two down in four 
holes, Harry Hood of the visitors rallied 
to defeat Frank Gill«tt on the fourteenth 
green, five and four. The Girard-Hood 
combination in the best ball easily downed 
the home pair, six and five. 

The second foursome was nip and tuck 
the whole distance, with Jeff Young losing 
out to Stan Mitchell on the eighteenth 
green after being one up and two to play. 
Al Freeman, Williams number four, 
bowed before late rally of Bob Mullen 
four and three, while the visitors coped 
the best ball, two and one. 

With a break in the schedule until next 
Friday, when the Williams sextet will 
journey to New Haven to face Harvard, 
Dartmouth, and Brown in the first of the 
series of intercollegiate round robin 
matches, there will be a qualifying round of 
thirty-six holes Saturday, Sunday, and 
Monday to determine the team to take the 
coming trip. Each golfer will be able to 
select his best two out of three eighteen 
hole scores, played in the alloted time, 
and the lowest six men will make the trip. 



Kent Tennis Outfit 
Beats Freshmen, 4-1 

Baseball, Golf, Tennis, and 
Track Teams to Open 
Competition Tomorrow 

Friiiay, April 30 — Rain fell on the Sage 
courts late Wednesday afternoon to halt 
seeming defeat of the untried and unprac- 
ticed 1940 netmen as they trailed a highly 
efficient Kent machine, 4-1, in the season's 
opener. Pete Shonk, downing Rees 6-2, 
6-2, was the only Williams scorer. 

Tomorrow Coach Bill Fowle's baseball 
nine journeys to Hotchkiss to start its 
schedule, while the golf and tennis teams 
will accompany the baseball squad to com- 
plete the Purple invasion. The yearling 
track outfit begins its spring efforts on 
home grounds when it meets a strong Nott 
Terrace team, fresh from successes at the 
Penn Relays, on Weston Field. 
Kent Looked Better 
Bill Thorn took Corky Corcoran, the 
Purple number one, 6-3, 10-8, while Pol- 
lack bowed to Renssellear, of Kent 3-6, 
0-6, Catlin of the Ephmen weakened to 
succumb to Reily, 4-0, 0-(>, and Palmer lost 
to Tate of the visitors, 3-6, 0-6. Vance 
McKean was behind one set before the rain 
came in the last singles. 

The Freshman nine will open tomorrow 
a sadder but wiser team after last week's 
encounter with the varsity yannigans. 
Pitching and batting offer i)roblems, but 
Fowle will probably start Danny Dunn on 
the mound, Pete McCarthy behind the 
plate. Ace Asinof, Johnny Gillette, Ted 
Borden, and Johnny Lowe in the infield, 
and Bob Schumo, Rocky Rotchschild, and 
Jules Michaels in the outfield. Pete Kin- 
ney, Bill Dickerson, Ross Brown, and Jim 
Adams bead the list of reserves. 

The track team promises strength on the 
cinders with Carl Kaelber and Colonel Pat- 
terson in the dashes, and Had Griffin and 
Ted Will in the half and the mile respec- 
tively. In the field Bob Cramer and 
Poage Frost are tossing the shot over forty 
feet, while Brad Wood has stood out 
throwing the hammer and discus. 

Scores of eighteen-hole qualifying rounds 
played this week place Andy Anderson and 
Butch Schriber in the first two [rositions of 
Dick Baxter's team. Bill Curtiss, Ray 
Korndorfer, Win Todd, and Joe William- 
son are scrambling for the remaining 
places. 



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Ball Team Tops 
Colby Mules, 3-1 
Here Thursday 

Purple Outfit Drives in 
Two in Third, Another 
In Eighth; Base Running 
Of Opponents Is Costly 

By Anthony M. Mknkel, Jr. '39 
Poor base running by the Colby Mules 
and the best Williams defense this season 
gave the Purple a 3-1 victory over the 
Waterville outfit on Weston Field Thurs- 
day afternoon. Following Eddie Stanley's 
sharpshooting tosses to second in the sec- 
ond inning, the home team took the lead in 
the next frame when I^arry Durrell romped 
home on Hank Stanton's single, foUowed 
a few minutes later by Stanton who scored 
on shortstop Lemieux's fumble of Doug 
Stearns' drive. Colby got its only run of 
the afternoon in the first of the eighth when 
Lemieux slugged a clean double over 
Charlie Russell's head in right field to 
bring in Doc Ranc(mrt. 

Threatening clouds and a chilly wind 
which prevailed during the early stages of 
the game i)rcvented either team from get- 
ting off to a good start, with both sides re- 
tiring in one, two, three order in the first 
and second innings. Not until the third 
when diminutive Larry Durrell walked, 
stole second, and came in on Hank Stan- 
ton's single, did the Williams outfit begin 
to function. 

Colby Threatens in Fifth 
Although there was no other scoring 
except when Stanton crossed home jjlate 
on an infield error in the eighth. Captain 
Shanty Fuchs found himself in a ticklish 
spot during the fifth inning when Colby, 
with only one out, managed to place lioth 
Curt Layton and Bus Burrill on base. At 
this time Bill Stradley in center field exe- 
(Contlnued on Fourth Page) 



Dr. H. P. Dewey '84, Trustee 
Since 1902 Dies Suddenly 

(Continued from First Page) 

Bethlehem, Pa., will not be able to attend 
the meeting of the board of trustees today. 
In addition the trustees-emeritus, Her- 
bert J. Brown '85, Bliss Perry '81, and 
Clark Williams '92 will not come for the 
annual spring session. It is expected that 
several appointments will be made at this 
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Conducted by Sei'ne Koussevitzky, the 
Boston Symphony Orclie»tra will feature 
the Fourth Annual Bj^rkshire Symphonic 
Festivul ul "TanKlewood" near Stock- 
britlge during the first and second weeks of 
August. Memberships in the Festival will 
be available until May 7, Charles L. Saf- 
ford, Williamstown chairman for the 
event, announced Thureday and will afford 
a substantial saving over subscription 
rates. 

The concerts are divided into two series, 
the firet to he presented on August 5, 7 and 
8, and the second on August 12, 14, and 15. 
In addition to works of Mozart, Beethoven, 
Tschaikowsky, and Franck, the first week 
will include Schubert's Unfinished Symphony 
the second movement of which will be 
pUiyed and discussed by Mr. Safford to- 
morrow afternoon in the second of his 
series of Sunday organ recital-talks. 
Tlie final week will feature Rimsky-Korsa- 
kov's "Scheherazade" along with sym- 
phonies by Haydn and Sibelius. 

The program for Mr. Safford's recital, 
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Abend lied Robert Schumann 

Choral Prelude In duld jubilo 

John Sebastian Bach 
Toccata in F Wider 

Second Movement Unfinished Symphony 
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Ball Team Tops Colby, 3-1 
In Good Defensive Game 

(Continued on Third Page) 
cuted one of the neatest plays of the day 
by returning Doc Rancourt's fly to Fuchs, 
preventing an almost certain tally by 
Burrill at third. Fred Emery flied out 
retiring the side. 

Coming to bat in the first of the sixth. 
Art Hannigan, visiting hurler, placed a 
nice ball in left field, easily reaching firet. 
On the next play Lemieux popped out to 
Stradley, while Shorty McGee followed up 
by driving Fuch's pitch hard down the 
alley through Doug Stearns at second. 
Hank Stanton recovered and threw to first 
catching McGee, and Phil Stearns barely 
missed throwing out the Colby runner go- 
ing to second, thereby stemming another 
scoring threat. 

After the Mules liad scored their lone 
run in the eighth, the Purple came to bat 
only to have Doug and Phil Stearns pop 
out to the outfield. Stanton, playing his 
best game of the year, singled, stole to 
second, while Walt Fuchs sent a floater 
high out to center field which was ob- 
scured by a bright sun, and Stanton came 
in standing up to score the third and final 
run of the day. 

During the course of the match, Wil- 
hams collected six hits out of thirty official 
trips to the plate, made two errors, and 
succeeded in putting out twenty-seven 
men, a factor whicli proved the margin of 
victory. 

The score: 

WII.LIAM.S (.3) COLBY(l) 

ab r )i po a e 
Siradley, of 4 1 4 
.Stanley, c 4 1 1 4 .3 
D.St'ns, 21) 4 110 
I'.Kte'ns. lb 4 1 9 1 
.Slanton, ss 4 1 1 .5 1 1 
Fuchs, p 3 10 4 
Latvis, If 4 :i 
Durrell, 3h 110 111 



ab r h pn a e 

Lemieux, ss 4 2 2 3 2 

McCiee, 2b 4 1 1 2 

.Sbee'n, lb 4 111 

DuiT, rf 4 12 

Hurriil, cf 4 110 

Lnyton, 3b 4 2 3 1 

Rnncourt.lf 4 1 12 

Emery, c 3 2 

liusseil, rf 2 10 1 OjHannig'n, p3 1 4 



Totals 30 3 6 27 12 2 Totals 34 1 10 24 n 3 

.Score by innings: 

WILLIAMS '.' 002 GOO Olx— 3 

rOLBY ' 000 000 010—1 

Huna batted in — Stanl^, Fuchs. Two-base hits 
— P. .Stearns, Lemieux, | Layton. Stolen bases — 
Stradley 2, Stanley, Stanton 3. Passed ball — 
.Stanley. Struck out — By Fuchs 3, by Hannigan 2. 
Bases on balls — Off Hannigan 3. I^ft on bases — 
Williams 7, Colby 6. Umpires — Leary, Kenney 
Ti ne of game: 2.05. 



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No. 10 



Bruce Bliyen Speaks 
On News Censoring 

Curbing by Publisher Is 
'More Vicious' than by 
Government, He Alleges 

Censorship by publishers exerts a "far 
niore vicious and harmful" effect on Ameri- 
can newspapers than governmental curb- 
ing of the news, declared Bruce Bliven, 
editor of the New Republic, speaking on 
ilic subject "The Story Behind the News" 
Sunday night in Jesup Hall. 

Such censorship by the publishers is 
usually shown more by the choice of editors 
than by distortion in individual news it«ms, 
the speaker said. The noted journalist 
admitted, however, that American papers 
are improving, owing to the fact that rival 
papers will print information that certain 
journal would otherwise conceal, and 
because people are tending to boycott 
organs that carry distorted and false news. 
Bliven Pulls Scoop 

Mr. Bliven discussed at length the cen- 
sorship exercised by the dictatorships of 
Europe. The curbing of American cor- 
respondents has teen such a problem to 
editors in this country that special means 
have been devised to combat it, the 
speaker declared. Among the most ingen- 
ious of these was one used by Mr. BUven 
himself, when he instructed a Rome cor- 
respondent of his magazine to conceal a 
description of poor conditions in Italy in 
the middle of a long and very boring per- 
sonal letter, supposedly from a tourist to 
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Adelphic Union to Meet 
Schuman, Amherst Team 

Frederick L. Schuman, professor of 
political science, will debate the question 
"Dopioorpey vo rMf»*:n*nrshiT*" Wpfln4>w^*»y 
night in Jesup Hall at 8.00 p. m. against 
three members of the Adelphic Union. A 
second event scheduled by the forensic 
society for the coming week will take place 
Thursday evening at Amherst when three 
Williams speakers will meet a Sabrina 
panel. 

According to Adelphic Union plans, 
Professor Schuman must assume the bur- 
dent of proof Wednesday evening and 
assert the superiority of democracy over 
dictatorship. Robert E. Wiles '38, Wil- 
liams S. Crosby and Murray S. Stedman 
'39, arguing against him, will concern 
themselves entirely with meeting the 
points which he puts forward. 

The debate Thursday, which will net 
either Williams or Amherst one point to- 
ward the Trophy of Trophies, will be over 
the question Resolved: That modern in- 
dustrialism is detrimental to culture. 
The speakers who are to represent Wil- 
liams in this discussion were scheduled to 
he chosen yesterday afternoon. 



Dr. Frederick Ferry '91 
Resigns Presidency of 
Hamilton College at 70 

Dr. Frederick C. Ferry '91, dean of Wil- 
liams from 1902 to 1917 and a professor 
before that will resign as president of 
Hamilton College on February 1, 1938, it 
was announced last week by the Hamilton 
board of trustees. He took up his present 
office immediately upon leaving Williams 
and is establishing a precedent in retiring 
at the age of 70 in accordance with the 
Clinton, N. Y., college's policy for com- 
pulsory retirement of professors at that age. 

In his letter of resignation Dr. Ferry 
explained his failure to claim exemption 
from this rule in expressing his belief that 
"the retirement age of the president should 
be the same as that of the professors." 
He also spoke of the Hamilton plan as 
working "for the best interests of the col- 
lege." 

Graduating from Williams, Phi Beta 
Kappa, in 1891, he returned as instructor 
in Latin, Greek, and mathematics and re- 
ceived his master of arts degree in 1894. 
He obtained a second M.A. degree after a 
year's study at Harvard and a doctorate 
of philosophy following three years' work 
at Clark University. 

Following a period of research work at 
the University of Christiana and several 
years' study abroad at the Universities of 
Berlin, liCipzig, and Goettingen, he re- 
turned to Williams to accept an assistant 
professorship of mathematics, which led 
finally to his position as dean. He is a 
member of the local chapter of Theta 
Delta Chi. 

Whitaker Will Head 
1938 Honor System 

Edward A. Whitaker '38 of Providence, 
R. I., was elected president and Robert M. 
Riiddingtoa '39 of MinneaDolis. Minn- 
secretary of the 1938 Honor System Com- 
mittee at a meeting of the organization last 
Friday. 

Graduated from Moses Brown where he 
played football, soccer, and track, edited 
the year book, and was active in the Chris- 
tian Association, Whitaker, since coming 
to Williams, has been a member of the 
freshman and varsity track teams, the 
relay team, a director of the W.C.A. chest 
fund drive, and a junior advisor. He was 
recently elected head of the S.A.C. for next 
year. He is affiliated with the Zeta Psi 
fraternity. 

Buddington came to Williams from 
Deerfield where he participated in football 
and basketball. In freshman year he won 
his numerals in these sports and was 
elected to the Honor System Committee. 
He has been selected to serve as junior 
advisor for next year, was a member of 
the football squad, and won his varsity 
letter in basketball. He is a member of 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 



Ernst '09 Supports 
F.D.R.'s Court Plan 



Would-Be Actors Run Amuck, Gang Up 
[On Cap and Bells, Indicate Long War 



- ' By Bayley Bunce '38 
A tiny eddy grew into a whirlpool last*Thursday night. 
Sunday night, when a three-day-old move- 
ment on the part of the most organized 
group of outraged actors ever to be seen 
in the Berkshires kicked over their traces, 
armed themselves with the cry "Sic Sem- 
per Rooney" and marched agajnst the 
strongly-armed Cap and Bells. Titled 
"The Exile Actors Guild", and led by no 
one in particular but strongly directed by 
indignant minds rallied in self-defense, the 
Guild plans all sorts of nasty things for the 
Cap and Bells Benevolent Union, and 
Williamstown will be lucky if murder is 

I left out of the schemes which are in the 
fire. 
Last Thursday the monster organization 

I saw the light of day in the minds of those 
self-styled excellent Thespians who had 
been refused parte in the C and B forth- 
coming production of Waiting for Lefty. 

[Bulldog Sprague, Snarl Wickander and 
lungry Clapp formed the nucleus, accord- 
ing to the early reports which found their 
fteaming way into Jesup Hall, while 
lungry got the nod from the other con- 
spirators for presidency. 

What the new organization has to face 
fay be seen in the light of what occurred 



Approached by Rooney, 
mastermind of the Lefty opus, Clapp went 
over to the enemy forces, and at the 
present writing values his life at about two 
cents. "I was offered a more tempting 
bait by the excellent Cap and Bells higher- 
ups," said Clapp in a press conference, 
"so what would you do? But that demon 
Sprague has got his oafs after me with a 
rubber hose, and I barely missed a foul 
attack the other night. It's a nasty situ- 
ation, that's what.- Ughl" 

Early plans of the leftish group, who 
Sunday filled the campus with consterna- 
tion and posters denouncing the heralded 
Cap and Bells production, indicated that it 
would present Lefty also, at one and the 
same time as the C and Bells attempt, and 
further, would incorporate the services 
of Vee Rice and her Bennington Gamblors 
in their Fumed Oak play. If the radical 
ex-actors present Lefly in Jesup at the 
same time C & B attempts the play in the 
Opera House, the gods will smile, for, in 
the words of Groucho Marx, "of course 
this means War." 

Mastermind Sprague, who is inspired by 
an awful hate and will stop at nothing, 
(Oontlnued on Second Page) 



'Doesn't Go Far Enough' 
to Completely 'Unpack' 
Court, He Says Friday 

"At present we are operating under the 
dictatorship of an extremely vacillating 
man named Owen Roberts." This sum- 
mation of the current condition of the 
United States government was cited in the 
discussion of "The Supreme Court" pre- 
sented Wednesday pight in Jesup Hall 
under the auspices of the Liberal Club by 
Morris L. Ernst '09, New York attorney, 
as compelling reason for support of what 
he termed President Roosevelt's plan to 
"unpack the Court." 

Believing that the President's proposal 
"doesn't go far enough," Mr. Ernst advo- 
cated as an additional mea.sure the scheme 
suggested by James Madison at the original 
constitutional convention. This would 
involve a constitutional amendment per- 
mitting Congress to override the judges' 
decisions as a part of the system of checks 
and balances for which the American 
government is famous. 

Calls Court Indecent 

Since "The Court 16 now packed against 
decent coal, decent old age, and decent 
bread legislation," the speaker told his 
audience of 200, "I think we should sub- 
scribe to the President's plan and more." 
As further cause for supporting the pro- 
posal the Williams alumnus expressed his 
disapproval of a government where the 
people are ruled by a (ingle man appointed 
for life, which he believes is the situation in 
the case of Mr. Justice Roberts. 

Mr. Ernst's objections to Mr. Roose- 
velt's plan were first, as he stated frankly, 
"I doubt if the President can get by the 
Senate six men I would like." Second, he 
fSH-wl that "thom^n «/"( do get on the Court 
will get sour in time. I am afraid they 
will get stuffy and stodgy and not worry 
about bread and coal." 

(Continued on Third Page) 



Announce Program 
For Commencement 



Tentative Plans for Five 
Day Period Published in 
Current 'Alumni Review' 



A preliminary commencement program 
is contained in the May issue of The Wil- 
liams Alumni Review which is now in the 
mails, according to Edwin H. Adriance '14, 
alumni secretary. Besides information 
on current campus happenings, the thirty- 
two page magazine includes tentative 
plans for twelve class reunions this June. 

Festivities officially get under way 
Thursday, June 17, according to the ten- 
tative arrangement, with the Senior Prom- 
enade that evening, to be followed on 
Friday morning with meetings of the 
alumni executive committee, the trustees, 
the alumni advisory council, the directors 
of the alumni fund, and the Phi Beta 
Kappa Society. 

Class day exercises will take up Friday 
afternoon, while in the evening the prize 
rhetorical contest will precede the frater- 
nity and Garfield Club reunions. On Sat^ 
urday will come the annual meeting of the 
alumni society, a baseball game with 
Boston College, a meeting of the Gar- 
goyle alumni association, the president's 
reception, class dinners, and a band con- 
cert. 

Sunday morning has been aaaigned as 
the time for the baccalaureate and Class 
of 1912 memorial services, while in the 
evening Charles L. Safford '92 will give an 
organ recital. The concluding activities 
of the period will be the commencement 
procession and exercises Monday morning. 

The twelve classes which will hold 
official reunions this year run from 1887 
to 1936. The dinner for the "Class of 
1793" will include those alumni whose 
classes are not having official get-togethers 
this year. 

A summary of recent athletic contests, 
current events, and extensive information 
on the activities of numerous graduates 
make up the major part of the most recent 
issue of the Review. The cover carries a 
summer view of West College. 



Trustees Appoint Twelve 
New Members to Faculty 



Nazi Forbid Publication 
Of Biography by Carlton 

According to The New York Times 
the Nazi government in Germany 1ms 
decreed that Librarian William N. C. 
Carlton's book, Pauline, Favorite Sis- 
ter of Napoleon, shall not be trans- 
lated or published in Germany. Har- 
per and Brothers, the American pub- 
lishers, bad concluded arrangements 
for the translation with Oberlist Ver- 
lag of Berlin, but have received notice 
that the contract has been abrogated 
and publication forbidden by the 
Reichsschriflentumskammer. 

This is the first time in one hundred 
and twenty years of publishing that 
Harper and Brothers have had a con- 
tract with a private firm in a foreign 
country abrogated by the foreign 
government. Mr. Carlton's book, of 
which more than 10,000 copies have 
been sold in this country, has been 
unusually well received in Italy, where 
it has gone into a second edition with- 
in three months of the time it first 
appeared. 

Lamprecht' 11 Talks 
Before Honor Group 

The annual dinner of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Society last Thursday evening, at 
which Dr. Sterling P. Lamprecht '11, pro- 
fessor of philosophy at Amherst, spoke on 
"The Place of Man in Nature," was fea- 
tured by a Latin address by retiring Presi- 
dent Julius S. Glaser '37. His original 
'»j»5>f»!t'er tnnk ♦!«? forne (rf an elegj' to 
the last clftss to enter under the Latin re- 
quirement. 

Dr. Willis I. Milham, Field Memorial pro- 
fessor of astronomy, presided over the 
gathering of forty, including representa- 
tives of Sigma Xi, honorary technical so- 
ciety. Professor Milham opened the 
meeting with a review of the Phi Beta 
Kappa's history. 

Dr. Lamprecht devoted his address to 
developing the interconnection of move- 
ment, thought, freedom, and religion with 
nature. "To deal with man is to deal 
with nature's potentialities," he said, and 
conversely, "to deal with nature is to deal 
with man. Civilized man," he continued, 
"is emancipated by disciplined imagina- 
tion." 

Turning more directly to a philosophical 
approach. Dr. Lamprecht maintjiined that 
"philosophy is the guide of life in that it 
means persistent thinking. Any subject is 
philosophy which reaches an advanced 
stage." 



Scholarship Revision Calls 
for Yearly Basis; New 
College Budget Formed 

Labor Course Given 



Hans Gatzke '38 Will Be 
New German Assistant 



By George C. Williams '39 
Twelve new appointments, the estab- 
lishment of scholarsliip grants on a yearly 
basis, and the balancing of the new college 
budget $53,000 larger than this year's, 
resulted from the two-day meeting of 
the trustees which terminated Saturday 
afternoon. Unusual among the apimint- 
ments is that of Hans Wilhelm Gatzke 
'38, as an assistant in German, while the 
most notable is that of Robert Romano 
Ravi Brooks as an assistant professor of 
economics, conducting a new course under 
the old name of Labor Problems and La- 
bor Legislation. 

A revision of the faculty jjension system 
on an individual basis, and a discussion 
of the progress made on the squash courts 
were included in the examination of cur- 
rent problems. The former is being in- 
vestigated to take effect a year or so from 
now, while the latter depends upon the ac- 
ceptance of contracting bids, and the final 
approval of the consulting architects. 
Cram and Ferguson of Boston. 

Starr Replaces Birdsall 

Among the reappointments which were 
passed at this time, Nathan Comfort Starr 
was made acting dean of the College to 
replace Paul Birdsall who is now carrying 
a heavy load in the history department. 
Thio iiile empKiWKi'a its liuldci- with all of 
the authority of a full deanship, but the 
appointment is only a temporary one. 
Dean Starr will continue to act in his 
capacity as disciplinary dean of the Col- 
lege. 

Otlier new appointments announced by 
the administration were those of Robert J. 
Allen, assistant professor of English; Ells- 
worth Barnard, instructor in English; 
William Russell Bennett '37, assistant to 
Mr. Osterhout; Clarence C. Chaffee, in- 
structor in physical education; Richard 
Whiting Colman '37, assistant in physical 
education; Alfred G. Emslie, instructor in 
physics; Hiram John Evans, assistant in 
biology; Freeman Foote, instructor in 
geology; Richard Boyle O'Reilly Hocking, 
assistant professor in philosophy; and 
Samuel Arthur Matthews, assistant pro- 
fessor in biology. 

Scholarships Changed 

AS a sounder financial policy for the col- 
lege, scholarship awards are to be put on a 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Ernst '09 Condemns Newspapers for 
Practice of Bleeding the Unemployed 



By David F. Ransom '39 



"The newspapers of the country have a 
real interest in making money out of the 
unemployed," was the candid opinion of 
Morris L. Ernst '09 who is convinced that 
"next to war and the mismanagement of 
the courts, the third biggest item in 
American waste is right there." 

What the situation calls for, and "what 
we ought to have established long ago," he 
contended in an interview at The Williams 
Inn, "is a system of free employment 
offices." But it is impossible to get very 
far in that direction, he explained, "be- 
cause the newspapers won't let you." 
Service Cheaper Than Census 

Such a scheme would obviate the dis- 
oiKsion of a poll of the unemployed which 
Prwident Roosevelt is now trying to dis- 
cournge, Mr. Ernst who spoke Friday 
night under the auspices of the Liberal 
Club, pointed out, for "you could have a 
poll every month." Besides, in his 
opinion, "for the price of a census you 
could run an employment service for a hell 
of a long time." 

Emphasizing the waste involved in a sit- 
uation in which an employer puts an ad- 
vertisement in a newspaper for two me- 



chanics and has to deal with five hundred 
applicants, the New York lawyer stated 
that all private advertisements and pri- 
vate employment agencies should be 
abolished. "This is one thing in life," he 
argued, "that ought to be a monopoly." 
Plan Termed Plausible 

The proposal would work in well with 
the social security and relief programs, 
stated Mr. Ernst, who has had experience 
in setting up a plan of this type. "I 
drafted the first New York State free 
agency law," he told the interviewer, "but 
they've frozen the program with a small 
budget." 

The metropolitan attorney has recently 
visited the devastated coal mine area in 
western Pennsylvania and believes that the 
scheme he outlined would help to remedy 
that acute situation. Since labor would 
be able to move more easily under the new 
plan, he held that men would be able to 
leave one part of the country when there 
was no work. 

Forecasts LaGuardia Reelection 

Turning to subjects of general national 
interest, Mr. Ernst did not hesitate to state 
that he expects labor to organize nationally 
(Oonttnued on Fifth Page) 



THE WILUAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1987 



The Williams Record 

Published Tunday and Saturday by Students of Williams College 



Entered at PittiSeld post offiee a* lacond olaas matter February 28, 1921 
Offioe of Publioation: Ea(le Printini & Binding Co., Eagle Sq., Pittaflsld, MaM. 



Vol. Bl 



May 4, IS37 



No. 10 



FORTUNATELY ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER 

From the meeting of the trustees has resulted another step in the 
direction which Dr. Dennett is evidently aiming, though his utterances 
often cause us to wonder, and along lines with which the undergraduates 
are in complete accord. Recently it was stated in these columns that if 
Dr. Dennett but knew it he had it within his power to have behind him a 
college which would follow where he led. With the aid of the trustees he 
has done much to make that possible. 

Preeminent among the announcements is the news of twelve addi- 
tions to the faculty. As a small college it has been the boast of Williams 
that it had a small faculty-student ratio. With the unfortunate influ- 
ences of the depression came the decrease in relative size and quality of 
the teaching staff, but the trend in the last three years has definitely been 
in the opposite direction. The new men fill positions which have been all 
too noticeable and Dr. Brooks in particular should be helpful in reducing 
our "nice boy" quotient. 

In accordance with current corporate achievement a balanced budget 
bns also been announced for the coming fiscal year. With this we have no 
qu.irrel and only add our pittance to the widespread dismay that it is not 
a more general practice in public business. 

In the line of scholarships, the trustees have achieved two goals. 
They have modified the awards to fit more equitably with the real needs of 
the recipients on a travel expense basis and they have also decided to 
grant them in yearly periods. The first change has obvious benefits. 
The latter gives the student needing financial aid a hitherto unknown 
degree of stability and certainty and the calibre of his work should profit 
by the increased psychological serenity which such an arrangement pro- 
duces. Realization of the necessity of maintaining a certain standard, 
not frantic worry, is scholastically productive. 

Whether he says the right things or not, Dr. Dennett seems to do the 
right things. 



Trustees List New 
Faculty Appointees 

(Continued from First Page) 
yearly basis. It is hoped that this action 
will be to the advantage of the holder as 
well, all concern about finances at mid- 
years being eliminated. 

In connection with the scholarship 
; wards which will be made from now on, it 
was learned that the authorities have the 
ixjwer to use their own discretion in the 
n.atter of the amount of the award. Ap- 
plicants from a distant locaUty might 
conceivably get slightly higher amounts to 
compensate for their traveling expenses. 
Bigger Balanced Budget 

The balanced budget for next year is set 
at the figure of $864,389 a substantial in- 
crease over this year's. Of this amount, 
$388,600 will be used for instruction as 
compared with the $345,000 which was 
spent for the teaching staff this year, 
The recent Hopkins gifts are credited by 
the authorities for the increase of the bud- 
get which will be $63,000 in excess of the 
1936-37 figure. 

The reappointment of eleven faculty 
members whose contracts expire this June 
was also effected by the trustees. Charles 
L. Hazelton, assistant in chemistry ; Walter 
Lamphier, technical assistant in the phy- 
sics laboratory; George E. Wood, me- 
chanic in the laboratories are in the science 
departments, while the following come 
under administration: Theodore Clark 
Smith, Dean of the faculty; Nathan Com- 
fort Starr, acting dean of the college; 
Charles Roy Keller, director of admissions; 
Karl Ephraim Weston, director of the 
Lawrence Museum; Stephen McNicol, 
assistant to the director of the Lawrence 
Museum. Misses Lucy Eugenia Osborne, 
custodian of the Chapin collection, Alida 
M. Stephens, Assistant Librarian, and 
Ethel Richmond, reference Librarian were 
reappointed in the library. 

The names of those who will not be at 
Williams next year, and other depart- 
mental appointments were not made 
known at this time. It is expected that 
they may result from the annual June 
meeting of the board. 

Brooks Is Wesleyan Man 
R. R. R. Brooks, who will enter the 
economics department, was graduated 
from Wesleyan in 1926 with a Ph.B., fol- 
lowing which he went to Oxford where he 
received his B.A. He completed his 
graduate work at Yale with a Ph.D. in 
1936. He has had teaching experience at 
both of his American alma maters, and for 
the past three y^ars has been deao of the 
New Haven Workers School. The Yale 
University press is pubUshing one of his 
books, entitled American Labor Today. 

R. J. Allen comes to the English depart- 
ment from Harvard University where he 
has taught for the past six years. He 
graduated from the University of Illinois 
in 1923, and received his Ph.D. from 
Harvard four years later. He has written 
several books and pamphlets on the works 
of the Eighteenth century English writers. 



Hocking's Son to Teach Philosophy 
Replacing Dr. John W. Miller, who is on 
a leave of absence for 1937-38, is Dr. 
R. B. O'R. Hocking, son of the author of 
the philosophy text used in the 1-2 course. 
He graduated from Harvard in 1928, re- 
ceiving his M.A. as a graduate student 
there two years later, and in 1935 got his 
Ph.D. from Yale. He has taught at 
C. I. T. on the west coast, and comes to 
Williams from the University of Minne- 
sota. 

Dr. S. A. Matthews comes from Woods 
Hole where he has been engaged in a study 
of Marine biology since 1932. He & a 
graduate of Boston University, and re- 
ceived a Ph.D. at Harvard in 1928. Pre 
vious to his work in Woods Hole, he was an 
associate in anatomy at the University of 
Pennsylvania. He will conduct the course 
in general physiology which is only open 
to majors in biology. 

Chaffee to Coach Squash Tennis 
As an experienced squash and tennis 
coach,Clarence C. Chaffee, Brown '24, and a 
high ranking tennis player in Rhode Island, 
will bring new color to the physical educa- 
tion department. He has been on the staff 
of the Riverdale, N. Y. Country Day 
School for several years where he has been 
in charge of athletics. 

Dr. Alfred G. Emslie, who has written 
numerous articles about a series of re- 
searches in physical phenomiena which he 
performed, comes to the physics depart- 
ment from Emmanuel and Pembroke 
College, Cambridge University in Et 
land. A graduate from the Univenrity of 
Aberdeen in 1928, he received his Ph.D. 
from Cornell where be also taught for two 
years. Of recent years Dr. Emslie has 
been engaged in measuring electron diffrac- 
tions, and in developing a method of re- 
cording and producing very fine beams of 
slow positive electrons. In connection 
with this appointment, the physics de- 
partment will install new equipment. 
Princeton Man Added in Geology 
Because of the increased registration 
in the geology department. Freeman Foote, 
Princeton '31, has been appointed to help 
carry the load of the science major, 
He comes from Columbia University, and 
has been engaged in work during the sum- 
mers on the Yellowstone geologic expe- 
ditions. Ellsworth Barnard will enter the 
under-staffed English department from the 
University of Tampa. He is a graduate 
of Mass. State '28 and received his Ph.D. 
from Minnesota in 1936. 

H. J. Evans, Hamilton '37 has been an 
undergraduate assistant there for the past 
year in the laboratory, and will presum- 
ably handle Freshman labs. The ap- 
pointment of Hans Gatzke '38, who was a 
German exchange student in 1934-36 will 
relieve the burden which that department 
has been carrying. He has had two 
semesters' work in law at the University 
of Munich, and one semester at Bonn, 
but will continue next year as an under- 
graduate. 

Colnum to Help Fowle 
Richard W. Colman '37, of Caldwell, 
N. J. will help Bill Fowle '32 in freshman 
football, and other sports, in addition to 



routine work in the I^sell Gymnasium. 
He has been a regular guard on the foot- 
ball team for the past two years, and is a 
member of Gargoyle. He has played 
lacrosse under Coach Snively for two 
years, and is a member of Phi Delta Theta. 
William R. Bennett '37 of Williamstown 
will take over the duties of Thomas B. 
Braine '36 as assistant to Mr. A. V, Oster- 
hout. He has been interested in W. C. A. 
work, the Liberal Club, and is manager 
of lacrosse. He is affiliated with Alpha 
Delta Phi. 



Bruce Bliven Comments on 
Censoring of News in Talk 

(Continued from First Page) 
his family back home. The letter actually 
was delivered to Mr. Bliven and caused a 
sensation when it was published in the 
New Republic a httle while later, the 
speaker declared. 

Press agents and advertisers also influ- 
ence a paper's choice and presentation of 
news, the speaker asserted, although the 
latter are weakened in this respect "by 
their lack of unanimity and because they 
are afraid to be found out." As an ex- 
ample of "smart press agenting" he told 
the story of the time one Mr. T. R. Zann, 
who after representing himself as an 
African managed to convey a huge lion 
up to the bedroom of a swanky Gotham 
hotel. After the management had been 
terrified the reporters found out about the 
strange visitor, and promptly spread the 
story of the episode and photographs of 
Mr. Zann with his lion throughout the city 
papers. The climax came the next day 
when "Tarzan and the Lions" opened on 
Broadway. 

In answer to an audience question Mr. 
Bliven hotly defended the Newspaper 
Guild against the charge that it is in itself 
a censoring weapon. The Guild actually 
results in more accurate news reporting, 
the speaker asserted, because its agitation 
for better wages leads reporters to a greater 
feeling of pride in their work. As far as 
censorship is concerned, the Roosevelt plan 
issuing governmental news from one 
agency is not a particularly dangerous 
thing, but it will probably lead to less 
accurate and complete news articles, Mr. 
Bliven said. 



Would-l>e A^tPFs Gang Up 
on C and B, Meaning War 

(Continued from First Pane) 
unless bribed (advt.), ranted and raved at 
some length in his dimly-lit sanctum in 
Whearyfloor Hall, wherein the central 
offices of the budding band are located. 
"We have the finger on him" said Sprague, 
speaking of no one in particular but ap- 
pearing terrifically sinister. "Any more 
of this stuff like that Clapp's resigning, 
and I'll go straight to Doctor Dennett. 
I have already put down my and our 
grievances, and, speaking in an official 
capacity, our grievances have already 
been set down. Further, I may have to 
go to Doctor Dennett." 

Attempts by this reporter (your re- 
porter) to ascertain just what was coming 
off went, to use a common un-nice idiom, 
to practically nothing at all. Even the 
full membership in the organization is 
clothed in mystery and nostalgia, but a se- 
cret list was found in Rudnick's stolen 
sate, numbering some rather impbrtant 
people as standing firmly behind the stand 
taken by Sprague, Wickander, et al. 
Flour Mills '38, Woncha' Savacool '39, 
Mattress Simmons '38, But Howe '37 and 
five girls from Bennington, who got into 
this thing no one knows how, nuike up 
what is believed to be the sulking and 
snarling party. 



CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MAY 4 
4.16 p. m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. 
Springfield. Weston Field. 
Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. Colgate. 
Sage Courts. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 
8.00 p. m. — Debate. Professor Frederick 
L. Schuman vs. Adelphic Union. 
Jesup Hall. 

THURSDAY, MAY 6 
8.15 p. m. — The International Relations 
Club presents Professor Frederick L. 
Schuman, who 'will speak on "Inter- 
national Relations and the College 
Man." Jesup Hall. 

FRIDAY, MAY 7 
4.00 p. m.— Vareity BasebaU. Williams 
vs. Middlebury'. Middlebury, Vt. 
Vareity Golf. Williams vs. Harvard. 
New Haven, Conn. 
4.15 p. m.— Vareity Lacrosse. Williams 
vs. New Hampshire. Cole Field. 
Vareity Tennis. Williams vs. Dart- 
mouth. Sage Courts. 



FREE 
GALA EVENING 



at 

The Stork Cluh 

The Stork Club invites Williams undergraduates 
to enjoy a free gala evening in New York. 

Here is a contest anyone can win — Nothing to buy 
— Nothing to pay for. 

Would you like a grand evening in New York for four, 
absolutely free? Dinner at the Stork Club, four orches- 
tra seats for a popular current play, and supper dancing 
at the Stork Club — any evening during June, July, 
August or September, at your convenience. 

'- ' < All you have to do is write the best letter '■\'" 
of fifty words or less, on : 

"Why the Stork Cluh is New York's 
Most Popular Supper Cluh'' 

Your letter will be judged on its originality, accuracy 
and cleverness. 1 1 must be accompanied by your home 
address, and your entry must be postmarked not later 
than midnight on May 20th, to be eligible. The 
contest starts immediately and the decision of the 
judges will be final in determining the winner. 

All letters must be sent to 
The Stork Club, 3 East 53d St., New York City 



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Don't take a chance — drive in and let us 
lubricate your car properly for summer 
driving by changing crankcase, trans- 
mission and differential oils, and a 
thorough lubrication of other parts. 

At the same time have your lights, brakes, 
etc., inspected, which the Law requires 
must be done in May. State Inspectors 
will soon be on the highways to stop all 
cars without oflScial stickers. 



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Madden, N. Y. Chophouse King, Inscribes 
Book to Victims of 'Mohawk' Disaster 



By Anthony M. Mesnkel, Jr., '39 
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grand boyH and a kindly old prof(!HS()r of 
Williams College who met an untimely 
death on the Mohawk" Ih the inscription 
which occupies a prominent position on the 
fly-leaf of The Back Uoum, written by Joe 
(Markce) Madden, proprietor of the Side- 
linei-s Club, Inc. on Fifty-third Street in 
New York for the past four yeara, and 
"Marquis" of Fifty-first Street during 
prohibition days. 

Foi' nigh on to thirteen years Joe's st^'uk 
houses have been the gathering spot for a 
large group of college boys from all over 
the east, and it was in his present location 
on Fifty-third Street that the late William 
Synimes, Julius Palmer, and I.loyd Crow- 
foot '35, Williams victims in the tragic 
Mohawk sea disaster, s|)cnt the evening 
prior to sailing the following day on the ill- 
fated vessel. When asked his particular 
reason for dedicating tbe l)ook to the four 
Williams men, Joe replied, "they was 
grand boys, all of them. I knew young 
Bill since he was a kid . . . met him through 
Quent Reynolds of Collier's, who brought 
him in one day with his father. 1 never 
knew the professor, l)ut from what every- 
one says, he must have been a good guy." 
Joe Believes Amherst's Honor 
Back Room constltute's Joe's second lit- 
erary offering In recent years, (the first 
one being entitled What'U You Have 
Boys'!), and is written in colloquial prose, 
just the way he talks, about "the red light 
district when I was a pup." About this 
Ijartender (who never bad a drink in all the 
years he's been tied up in the liquor game), 
this steak-serving, toast mastering, chop- 
house king, writes Dan Parker, metropoli- 
tan columnist, "my two favorite authors 
are Gustavc Flaubert and Joe Madden. 
Of the two, I think Joe has a little more on 
the ball . . . one thing I like about Joe's 
books, is that the covers are close together. 
If more authors followed Joe's policy in 
this respect, literature wouldn't be in such 
a helluva fix." 

Coveiing the four or five walls of his 
fifty-third street "jernt," Joe, who inci- 
dentally was formerly champion slugger of 



ners of practically every college, plus those 
of a few prep schools, in the east. Wil- 
liams occupies a prominent place in the 
establishment, the purple and gold banner 
being located beneath a football presented 
to Joe by this year's varsity eleven "from 
up New Haven way where the Yales bold 
forth." At the time when Joe was being 
pestered by a Recobd reporter for material 
to write this article, he was quite disturbed 
about the disappearance of a large Wil- 
liams banner which had h)een In the Mad- 
den spot for years, and which contained 
the names of Purple undergiaduates since 
the year one. "I thought the Amherst 
crowd done it," he stated, "until I made 
'em tell me on their honor, an<l I believed 
it." 

Benny Boynton 'Slipperiest' 
Joe's partiality to Williams, besides 
coming from the great number who patron- 
ize his place every year, seems to spring 
from his great admiration of Benny Boyn- 
ton whom he mentioned in Back Room 
among "my pleasant memories." It runs 
like this; "Benny Boynton of Williams . . . 
the slipperiest ball cariler I ever saw on a 
football field . . . That run he made against 
Columbia ... on old South Field . . . Ife 
caught a punt and seemed to run light 
smack l)etween the two lines of scrimmage 
. . . .and come out the other end without a 
hand being laid on him. . . And them were 
the days when there Wasn't all this talk 
aliout blockers paving the way for you." 

Just when we were leaving the chateau 
on West Fifty-third Street, while Joe was 
saying that "your president must be an all 
right gee for making you do a little work" 
he handed us a copy of his new book, tell- 
ing us to read it, and then to put it in the 
library. Just as self-derogatory as Is the 
copyright in Back Room which runs, 
"printed in the United States for a dopey 
author at a total loss ... all rights re- 
served", Joe inscribes his contribution to 
Stetson Hall's archives as follows, "to 
the Williams College crowd from a lousy 

author most sincerely, Joe 

Madden." 



preme," said the Court had no light to try. 
"Then," said Mr. Ernst, "Marshall went on 
to say that the Supreme Court could over 
ride acts of Congress. Only once in the 
fii'st seventy years did the Court try that 
trick on us again." 

The second occasion came in the Died 
Scott Case which the Court also said it had 
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M. L. Ernst '09 Argues for 
The Roosevelt Court Plan 

(Continued Irom First Page) 
The first great benefit of Madison's Idea, 
said the Williams alumnus, would necessi- 
tate the Justices' "writing opinions the 
people could understand." Also, in his 
opinion, the Court would be slow to over- 
ride Congressional legislation since it 
would have to bear in mind the same demo- 
cratic considerations influencing the Presi- 
dent. 

Early in the course of his remarks the 
New York attorney leveled a sweeping 
criticism against the legal profession in 
general for "bewildering the lay people". 
Fortunately, he declared, "The American 
public is getting wise to the lawyers." In 
particular he condemned the Supreme 
Court for issuing during the past fifty years 
"a mass of words no trained lawyer can 
understand." 

Dismisses Efficiency Argument 
Mr. Ernst summarily dismissed the ar- 
gument that the efficiency of the country's 
highest tribunal is impaired by the age of 
the justices. "If those men had decided 
six cases differently," he remarked, "they 
could have been nine years older than God 
and nobody would have objected." 

"The framers of the constitution wanted 
to make sure we should never have a de- 
mocracy in the United States," he dra- 
matically exclaimed. To this end they 
worked out a system including the Su- 
preme Court "which in every possible way 
kept the people from power," according to 
Mr. Ernst. 

Ernst Hits Marshall 
"The first dramatic event in American 
history, was packing the courts with the 
fifty-five 'midnight judges.' " Jefferson's 
attempt to stop this "wholesale packing," 
as described by the metropolitan lawyer, 
involved the case of Marbury vs. Madison 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, MAY 4* 1987 



Caldwell Nine Meets 
Maroon Team Today 

Fuchs Probable Pitcher 
for Purple; Springfield 
Features Hard Hitters 



Roger Moore Leading James, of Middlebury, and Davidson in the 220 Low Hurdles 



Today's Probable Line-up 

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D. HteariiB, 2b Ilu»ton,B8 

1'. .Steariw, lb Allen, cf 

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Latvia, It Towle, It 

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Charlie CaUwell's 1937 edition of the 
Williams baseball team will encounter a 
hard-hitting Springfield outfit on Weston 
field this afternoon, weather permitting. 

Although beaten by Yale, 9-8, in their 
opening game of the season, the DeGroat- 
men present about the most formidable 
array of hitters the Purple will face this 
year. Indicative of this fact is a 28-0 
track meet administered to a hapless Mid- 
dlebury nine last week. Archie Allen, 
center fielder, who hit Harry Stevens for a 
double, a triple, and a homer in the bout 
last spring which ended in a 13-2 Maroon 
victory, has not changed his tactics. Be- 
sides Allen, there is Stan Towle, left fielder, 
Ivan Wood, Roy Nuttall, and Bill Muir, 
all of whom will bear watching in today's 
game. 

Maroon Pitcher Not Chosen 

Although not definite at present, Spring- 
field will probably throw "Kip" Mantor, 
Hal Hall, lanky right-hander, or Dutch 
Frey against the Purple with Tracy behind 
the bat. Huston, short stop, who got two 
hits in last year's game and came in for 
five of Springfield's runs, is also expected 
to start against the home club today. 

For Williams, the line-up will probably 
remain the same, while Springfield's ap- 
parent batting power added to the five- 
day lay-off of Williams will call for Captain 
Walter Fuchs. Eddie Stanley, whose 
catching in the last two tilts has been rem- 
iniscent of Bill Moseley's, will also be in the 
starting line-up, while Larry Durrell, 
diminutive Sophomore, will probably get 
the call over Bob Patterson and Bill 
Nelligan for the third base assignment. 



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Purple Crew Loses 
To Dartmouth Eight 

The Williams Rowing Club lost to Dart- 
mouth by three quarters of a length of 
open water Friday in a race which marked 
the re-opening of the rivalry between the 
two colleges after a lay-off of sixty-three 
years. Before an estimated crowd of 
8000 Green Key week-end guests, the Pur- 
ple rowed a well-trained mile against the 
tall, rangy varsity of the Big Green. 

Hampered by the four and a half mile 
current of the Connecticut which flows 
past Hanover, the Purple got off to a poor 
start. The lead which Dartmouth gained 
in the first few strokes was never lessened 
until the final sprint when WiUiams dis- 
played the necessary stamina and deter- 
mination to decrease the Dartmouth lead 
to some extent. 

The Purple rowed a long even stroke at 
32 while the Big Green maintained a 
shghtly higher pace with a shorter stroke. 
At the three quarters mark the Purple put 
on a leg-drive sprint which chewed into 
the Dartmouth lead considerably, but the 
distance proved too great in the remaining 
twenty strokes to the finish. 

With the superb coxing of George Love- 
less of Pittsfield and the able stroking of 
Kelso Davis, the Purple gave a good ac- 
count of itself as the result of the week's 
training which the young organization has 
had. The boating was changed only in 
the case of Bud Adams whose emergency 
appendectomy Thursday prevented his 
competing. Max Berking replaced him 
at three, while Mike Tenney, Bill Rolling, 
Johnny Jay, George Williams, Bill Ever- 
dell, and Baz Knauth completed the 
seating. As an added event on the 
program, Dartmouth christened two re- 
centljy acquired shells, and dedicated a 
new boathouse. 




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Cindermen Halt 
Middlebury for 
751-591 Victory 

Moore Ties Record Time 
of 24.8 in Low Hurdles 
Missing Mark in Highs; 
Cook Runs 49.5 in 440 



By Philip R. Peters, Jr., '39 
As Rog Moore and Tiffy Cook burned 
up the cinders to repeat their record- 
assaulting performances of the opening 
meet and the Purple contenders on the 
field showed new strength to break even, 
in points, with Middlebury, Coach Tony 
Flansky's track team ran up a high-scoring 
temperature of 75J^ against the visitors 
59J^ under a scorching sun on Weston 
Field Saturday afternoon. 

Streaking over the low hurdles to tie 
P. Potter's College record of 24.8 which 
has stood alone since 1001, Moore dis- 
played equally fine form to win the highs 
in the excellent time of 16.7, falling short 
of the record by only one tenth of a second. 
In the only other double win for the Purple. 
Cook duplicated his times in the Colgate 
meet, clocking a 49.5 quarter and winning 
the 220-yd. dash half an hour later in 22.2 
around the curve. 

Cook Takes 220 With Ease 
Never threatened from gun to tape. 
Cook had to buck a shght head wind as he 
charged down the opening stretch, then 
swung around the bend out in front of the 
pack to unleash a withering sprint on the 
home stretch, finishing six yards ahead of 
Pete Gallagher. In the century Gallagher 
and Eddie Whitaker trailed Williams, the 
stellar Blue and White sprinter, who came 
home in 10.2. 

In the two-mile run, Bill Collens spread- 
eagled the entire field, unreeling a 10:18.4 
performance, his best to date. He was 30 
yards ahead of Bay Kiliani at the half-way 
mark and widened this gap by another 20 
yards on each of the last three laps. In 
the mile run Ken Rood took a commanding 
lead at the start, but MacFayden and R. 
Cushman overhauled him on the back- 
stretch of the third lap and forged on to a 
mediocre 4:45.9 victory. MacFayden also 
shook loose Don Brown to annex the 880 
by four yards. 

Curtin Wins Hammer 
Jack Curtin was in his best form of the 
year as he took advantage of Cridlahd's 
numerous fouls to win the hammer throw 
with his first try, a little over 132 feet, 
while Johnny Ahlstrom reached 127 feet to 
beat the Middlebury record-holder by two 
inches. Bill Stradley leaped 21 feet 614 
inches to win the broad jump, while Aldy 
Briggs passed the 20-foot mark for third 
behind Gusrnacci. Dusty Surdam and 
Warner Cumber had to clear only 6 feet 4 
inches to tie for first in the high jump. 

In a disappointing let-down, the Purple 
vaulting trio, Ed Dissell, Marl Taylor, and 
Ec Wheeler, all failed to clear 11 feet, 
Hoffmann of thp visitors won that 
went as well as heading the visitors' clean 
sweep in the javelin. With only an inch 
difference in their best throws, Johnny 
Reeves and Johnny Stark both seated the 
discus a little more than 108 feet to take 
second and third behind Davis, while 
Stark finished third in the shot, won by 
Riccio with a heave of 38 feet 4Ji inches. 
(Oontlautd oa. Slstli raft) 



Bowdoin Defeated 
By Purple Netmen 

A revised Williams tennis team fea- 
turing Bob Weller in the numlier one 
position, and with Captain Bare Kingman 
and Al Jarvis playing two and three re- 
spectively, gave a weak Bowdoin aggre- 
gation a 9-0 trouncing on the Sage courts 
last Friday to take l)elated revenge for 
its 8-1 defeat at the hands of Miami in the 
season's opener. 

Weller was the sole Williams player 
pressed to three sets. With the score 
standing at one set apiece, he turned 
on the pressure to take the final frame 
without losing a single game. Placing his 
shots well, he left this opponent helpless 
under a brilliant cross-court barrage. 
Neither Kingman nor Jarvis had trouble 
downing their men, taking their matches 
6-3, 6-0, and 6-1, 6-3 respectively. The 
Williams captain had his match in hand 
at all times, keeping his opponent on the 
run with a series of accurate cut shots 
while Jarvis finally broke his opponent's 
stubborn defense by the greater length 
and speed of his ground strokes to triumph 
in two sets. Fred Gaskell, Gay Collester, 
and Frank Caulk rounded out the singles, 
all of them winning with little difficulty. 

Kingman and Collester several times 
came within one point of losing the first 
set of their number one doubles match, 
but finally broke through to win 7-5, and 
went on to take the second set 6-4. Stet- 
son and Jarvis won the number two con- 
test easily, 6-0, 6-3, while Caulk and Gas- 
kell also won in two sets. 

The team will make its third appearance 
Tuesday on the Sage courts against Col- 
gate, the scheduled match with Union 
on April 29 having been postponed on ac- 
count of rain. 



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Stickmen Win Over 
Tufts, 7-4; M.I.T., 8-3 

Second Half Pick-up Wag 
Determining Factor in 
Both Weekend Matches 

By David F. Ransom '39 

Victories over Tufts and M.I.T., 7-4 and 
K-3 on Fiiday and Saturday put the Wi|. 
lianis lacrosse team more than half w^y 
through the most successful season since 
the sport gained official recognition 
Slow to start in both games, tlu" Purple 
gradually began to click and in the tKirJ 
quarter of the M.I.T. encounter wiis the 
smoothest working outfit Whoops Snively 
can i-cnieniber since he has been couching 
the stickmen. 

Friday afternoon in tlie Tufts oviii the 
Ei)linieii took the first ixuiod to gel nccli- 
nmt«d to the new field, not lieing uhle to 
prevent Crosby and Harris from scdiing 
for the home team. The first Willianis 
goal came in the middle of the second quar- 
ter from the well handled stick of Bob 
Meyeiisbeig and was quickly followed with 
tallies by Sted Seay and Tom Duncan, 
Tufts Pugilist Punished 

With the count 3-2 at the end of tlic lialf : 
it was still anybody's ball game for both 
teams came back from the ten minute 
resi)ite with plenty of |)cpper. The result 
was that neithei side scored in the third 
frame although Williams had an extra 
man during the ten minutes while the 
Tuft-s second defense. Van Ummerson, was 
out of the game on a fighting penalty. 

In the last quarter the play opened upas. 
Sullivan tied the score in the second min- 
ute. Captain Tommy Green broke the 
deadlock and Meyersbei'g tallied asain 
before Sullivan caged his .second ball of the 
afternoon. This left the Purple ahead 5-4, 
but Booty Blake and Sted Seay came 
through in the final minutes to put the 
finishing touches on the decisive 7-4 vic- 
tory. 

Duncan Stars Again 

The next afternoon on Coop Field at 
Cambridge Tom Duncan put away two 
balls in the first quarter to match Gidley's 
and De Tiere's scores for M.I.T. Each 
team counted once more in the second to 
again leave the outcome of the game en- 
tirely dependent on what happened during 
the second half. 

The engineers failed to score again. The 
Williams team went out on the field as a 
ten man unit and played a smart, aggres- 
sive brand of lacrosse that completely Ijaf- 
fled their opponents. The consistent team 
work allowed Al I..efferts to tally three 
times while Sted Seay and Jack MacOruer 
each accounted for one more goal for the 
final 8-3. 



In both games the Purple capitalized on 
Tom Duncan's and Bob Meyersberg's rep- 
(Contlnued on Fifth Page) 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1987 



I'Doc' Seeley Selects Ed. Dissell '37 on 
First AU-Time Williams Track Outfit 



"To select my first all-time Williams* 
track team is a very difficult undertaking 
because naturally the ones who hold the 
records have tike advantage over the 
others," stated Charles "Doc" Seeley, 
Williams track mentor for forty years, 
when interviewed by a Rbcobd reporter at 
his home in Williamstown. Dissell, holder 
of the college record in the pole vault of 
12 feet 2 inches, was the only under- 
graduate picked on the array of Williams 
stars assembled. 

"You know there have been many very 
fine track men who won many points for 
the team but hold no records. That's 
what makes this job a hard one, because I 
can't choose all of them. I could not, in 
making up a list of holders of Williams 
College track records, omit mention of 
such sterling athletes as Dr. H. S. Patter- 
eon '96, Lucian G. Blackmer '03, Dr. Gil- 
bert Horrax '09, Linsley V. Dodge '24, 
C. D. Keep '25, and C. T. S. Keep '28", 
continued Doc, "and this is only a small 
list of many jwint winners of the past. 
In my all-time Williams track team are 
men who have been winners in the 
N. E. I. C. A. A., the I. C, 4A, and also 
the members of Olympic teams." 
Two Millers on List 

"We had some mighty fine sprinters and 
distance runners to select from. If all 
these fellows could get out on the track at 
once, we would certainly have a team." 
Craighton S. Miller '24, second in the 
Intercollegiates, has been selected as the 
all-time century man, with Calvin W. 
Miller, captain of the 1933 outfit and a 
21.4 performer in the 220, completing the 
list of sprinters. "Little" Clifton Stowers 
'23, who reached the 440 finals in the In- 
tercollegiates in Philadelphia, has won 
himself a place on the team by "his con- 
sistent and spectacular performances, 
which enabled him to run the quarter in 
49.4 seconds." 

John Bray '00, "one of the best middle 
distance runners of his time", who ran the 
half mile, mile, and two mile races against 
Amherst his senior year, still dominates all 
Williams half milers, as shown by his time 
of 1 minute and 69.2 seconds. Nosed out 
in the last few yards of the two-mile run 
at the Intercollegiates at Harvard to finish 
second, Floyd Newton '11 has been se- 
lected on the all-star outfit because of his 
spectacular performance on May 6, 1911, 
a 4:26.2 mile which has never been 
threat«ned by a Purple runner since that 
date. One of the few Williams performers 
who has won an intercollegiate title and 
been a member of the Olympics, H. Hal- 
lock Brown '19, with the fine time of 
9:27.6 minutes in the gruelling two-mile 
run, completes the list of flat-runners 
selected. 

Dissell, Lamberton Named 

In the hurdles, Walter G. Zinn '27 has 
been named by the former Williams track 
mentor for his startling exhibition at Am- 



herst on May 8, 1926 when he defeated 
Amherst's star to win in 15.2, while Paul 
Potter '01, "a very steady performer", 
gets first call in the 220 lows for his 24.8 
clocking, which is now threatened by the 
sophomore star Roger Moore. Captain 
Bradford B. Flint of the 1934 team gets 
first call in the broadjurap with a leap of 
23 feet seven inches, supported by a 
teammate, Stephen Urner, one of the few 
Purple high jumpers who managed to 
clear six feet consistently. 

Robert E. Lamberton '35, "the best 
shot-putter ever in Williams", has been 
nominated by the former coach for his 
many tosses over 45 feet, and his record of 
47 feet 5 inches, with Ed Dissell in the 
pole vault. The intercollegiate winner, 
William B. Bauer '34, outstrips all com- 
petitors in the discus. His record of 138 
feet 8 inches cracked the mark Bill Fowle 
set on May 20, 1932, when he left his 
second-base position between the innings 
of the Amherst game to compete in the 
track meet. Nathaniel Greenwood '27, 
holder of the hammer record of 149 feet 11 
inches, cops the "weight" honors, while 
Horace Callaghan '29, the best of the Pur- 
ple javelin throwers, takes the honors from 
all other candidates as a result of his toss 
of 175 feet 6 inches. 



Stickmen Win Over 
Tufts 7-4; M.I.T. 8-3 

(Oontlnued from Fourth Page) 

utations as the star Williams players. On 
more than one occasion the opposing de- 
fense concentrated on these men only to 
find that another member of the attack 
had scored. Rus Keller, hard working 
goalie, who turned in a fine performance 
at the net, was also responsible, to a large 
degree, for the .stickmen's success. 



A striking contrast in the two games was 
in the number of penalties called. In the 
Tufts encounter various players spent a 
total of 30 minutes and 30 seconds on the 
sidelines, about evenly divided between 
the two teams, while the next afternoon 
Martin of M.I.T. was the only man to be 
sent off the field and he was out for only a 
minute of play. 



The aummariee: 






WILLIAMS (7)' 




TUFTS (4) 


Keller 


e- 


Redsliaw (Capt.) 


Brown 


p. 


Kempton 


Colman 


c.p. 


Peters 


I'ratt 


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Graham 


Green (Capt.) 


2d. 


Van Ummerson 


Blake 


c. 


Sullivan 


MacGruer 


2a. 


Crosby 


Seay 


o.h. 


Bounakes 


Duncan 


l.h. 


Conforti 



Goals: Meyeraberg (2), Seay (2), Duncan, Blake, 
and Green, Sullivan (2), Crosby, and Harris. 
Referee: N. N. Cochrane (Harvard). Judge of 
play: P. W. Burleigh (Dartmouth). 

Substitutiona: for Williams — MacVane, Palmer, 
Morse, Page, Wardwell, Vandeveer, LefFerts, Arm- 
strong, Kolb, Warden, and Boynton; for Tu*tfi — 
O'Brien, Ringer, I^eRoyer. Miller, Smith, Doiben, 
Goodwin, Hamilton. 



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Uoeano 


Pratt 


Id. 


Fellouris 


Gi«en (Capt.) 


2d. 


Paige 


Blake 


0. 


Zeniallsky 


MacGruer 


2a. 


Martin 


Vleyersberg 


I.a. 


Giclley 


Seay 


o.h. 


Alexander 


Duncan 


i.h. 


U. dea Haismes 



Goals: LefTerta (3), Duncan (2), MeyersberK, 
Seay, and MacGruer, Qidley (2), and De Tiere. 
Referee: J. W. Ward (Hobart), Time: 15-min. 
quarters. 

Substitutions: for Williams — MacVane, Palmer, 
Morse, Page, Wardwell, Vandeveer, I^fTerts, Arm- 
strong, Boynton, Kolb, and Warden; for M. L T. — 
Kettendorf, DeTiere, and Posdofsky. 



Ernst Says Newspapers 
Are Bleeding Unemployed 

(Continued from First Page) 
on the political as well as the industrial 
front in the near future. The technique 
of the sit down strike must be kept under 
control, however, he observed, for John 
L. I^wis stands to lose more than any 
other man in the country if the method 
of striking gets out of hand. 

"I think Fiorello will be reelected," he 
forecast in reference to the coming mayor- 
alty race involving New York's Mayor 
Fiorello H. LaGuardia. The important 
part which the American Labor Party 
will play in this campaign is indicated, he 
believes, by the 300,000 votes that group 
polled in the last election, "a goodly num- 
ber for the first time," in Mr. Ernst's 
opinion. 



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Freshmen Win Two, 
Lose Two Saturday 

Baseball Team Wins 10-9 
When Hotchkiss Rally 
Fails With Bases Full 



Four freshman teams broke even in a 
busy afternoon of competition when the 
baseball and Kolf outfits won at Hotchkiss 
10-9 and 6-3 resiiectively, the nctmen lost 
8-1, also at l4ikeville, and a polished Nott 
Terrace track team steamrollered Tony 
Plansky's firet year men 92-34 on Weston 
Field last Saturday. 

The baseball Rame, by far the most excit- 
ing contest , was a loosely played yet tense 
game, climaxed by a dime-novel finish 
when Danny Dunn struck out Leonard for 
the last out of the game with the bases full. 
The freshmen, with the score at 10-8, were 
retired in short order in their half of the 
ninth, and a Hotchkiss rally seemed stop- 
ped with two out and only one man on. 
The spectators jumped to their feet and 
stayed standing when two hits and a walk 
scored one run and filled the bases. Dunn 
then worked the count on Leonard to two 
and two, and fogged the last one past to 
win the ball game. 

Most of the scoring was done in the first 
three innings with ten hits and eight errors 
bringing the score to 8-7 in favor of Wil- 
liams at the first of the fourth. Led by 
Ted Borden, Jules Michaeb, and Ace 
Asinof, the freshmen blasted three Hotch- 
kiss pitchers to offset the seven errors 
made in the field. 

Track Meet Disastrous 

The track meet proved a disastrous 
season opener, as the Schenectady school 
boys handed the frosh cindermen a 92-34 
shellacking. The Nott Terrace lads left no 
doubt of their superiority, as they took first 
place in every track event, scored a clean 
sweep in the javelin, and captured the 
broad jump. 

Outstanding for Williams was Bob 
Cramer, who gained ten points by his vic- 
tories in the shot and the discus. Brad 
Wood and Dud Head placed one-two in 
the hammer, while Ed Bartlett won the 
high jump for the other Williams first. 
Had GrifHn came the closest to winning in 
the track events, losing a close half-mile 
race in the home stretch. 

Golfers Win Easily 
Although none of the freshman golfers 
were able to score consistently on the short 
but tricky Hotchkiss course, their oppo- 
nents were equally erratic, and provided 
effective competition in only two matches, 
taking the number three and six encounters. 
Andy Anderson and Butch Schriber play- 
ing in the number one and number two 
positions, won their individual and best- 
ball matches, while Ray Korndorfer and 
Joe Williamson at number, three and five 
also took points for WiUiams. Bill Curtiss 
and Win Todd were the only Purple golfers 
who did not figure in the scoring. 
Tennis Team Beaten 
For the second time within a week the 
yearling tennis team lost by a count of 8-1 
as Pete Shonk again was the only Williams 
netman to garner a point in the losers' 



cause. Playing a steady game, he over- 
came his opponent in two sets by a count 
of 6-4, 6-2. The individual star of the day 
was Henry Canda of Hotchkiss, who de- 
feated Sewell Corkran 6-0, 7-5 in the 
number one match, and then teamed with 
the school boys' number four man to de- 
feat Shonk and Ivor Catlin 6-2, 7-5. 



Caulk, Tennis Star, Leads 
Golf Qualifying with 76 

Frank Caulk, number six on the tennis 
team, taking time off between matches, 
shot a brilliant 76 on the Taconic Links 
Sunday morning to lead the field in quali- 
fying matches for places on the golf sextet 
by two strokes. Coacli Dick Baxter re- 
ports that Caulk will be used in the Am- 
herst and Wesleyan matches in an effort 
to bolster the weak squad against the 
Little Three rivals, but will be unable to 
compete in the other contests because his 
tennis matches will conflict with the golf 
dates. 

As the result of a steady 78, Frank Gil- 
lett is in second place, followed closely by 
Louis Krauthoff and Al Freeman who 
scored 79's Saturday afternoon. Gene 
Strassburger, a newcomer to the squad, 
copped fourth place with an 80, while 
Bobby Jones, at the present time ineli- 
gible, shot an 81. Jeff Young, only letter- 
man from last year's squad, Bro Evans 
and Marden Ambrose are tied in fifth place 
with 82's. The list of the other scores are : 
Jim O'SuUivan 85, Bill Williamson 86, Jim 
McArthur 87, and Roger Crafts 89. 

When The Record went to press Sun- 
day night, the scores recorded above were 
the only ones handed in by members of the 
squad. Each candidate will select his 
two best out of three rounds played by 
Monday evening. Coach Dick Baxter 
announced that he would select the start- 
ing team for the New Haven matches 
this weekend, from the first eight or nine 
men and that the lowest six in the com- 
petition rounds would not necessarily 
make up the team. 



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Moore Ties Record 
In Middlebury Meet 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 
Captain Nils Anderson entered the low 
hurdles in spite of his leg injury and fin- 
ished third, while Johnny Davidson 
showed improvement in clearing the high 
sticks for a second behind Moore. 

A suiniiiary uf the meet follows: 

100-yd. dash — Won by Williams (M); Gallagher 
CW),Becond; WhitakerCW), third. Time: 10.2. 

220-yd. (lash— Won by Cook (W) ; Williams (M), 
second; Whitaker (W), third. Time: 22.2. 

440-yd. dash— Won by Cook (W); Gallagher 
(W), second; Quackenbuab (M), third. Time: 49.6. 

880-yd. run — Won by MacFayden (M); Brown 
(W), second; P. Cuagman (M), thirti. Time: 
2:02.1. 

One-mile run — Won by R. Cushman (M) ; Mac- 
Fayden (M), second; Rood (W), third. Time: 
4:45.9. 

Two-mile run — Won by Collens (W); Kiliani 
(W), second; Richardson (M), third. Time: 
10:18.4. 

120-yd. high hurdles — Won by Moore (W); 
Davidson (W), second; James (M), third. Time: 
16.7. 

220-yd. low hurdles— Won by Moore (W); Wil- 
liams (M), second; Anderson (W), third. Time: 
24.8 (Ties College record). 

Shot Put — Won by Ricoio (M) ; Guarnacoia (M) 
second; Stark (W), third. Distance: 38 ft. 4^ in. 

Hammer Throw- Won by Curtin (W); Ahl- 
Btrom (W), second; Cridlaiid (M), third. Distance: 
132 ft. 2Ji in. 

Discus Throw — Won by Davis (M) ; Reeves (W), 
second; Stark (W), third. Distance: 109 ft. 10 in. 

Javelin Throw — Won by Hoffman (M) ; Kauf- 
man (M), second; Park (M), third. Distance: 152 
ft. 1 in. 

High Jump — Tie for first between Cumber (W) 
and Surdam (W); tie for third between Ely (W) 
and Swett (M). Height: p ft. 4 in. 

Pole Vault — Won by Hoffman (M) ; tie for sec- 
ond among Dissell (W), ^ylor (W), anrt Wheeler 
(W). Height: 11 ft. 

Final Score— Williams, 7i'A; Middlebury, 59 J^. 




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No. 11 



[ndians Outslug 
miams, 12-8; 
[fhird Set-Back 

lladley Pounded in Debut 
as Allen Belts Homer, 
Nuttall Pair of Triples 

*urple Rally Stifled 

I all Quells Ephmen with 
Bases Loaded, None Out 



By Woodward B. Norton '39 
Nearly very conceivable play known to 
lliascball occurred in tiie Springfield-Wil- 
lliains fiasco la.st Tuesday, and wlien tlie 
lliaradc of thirty-nine players had retired 
land the dust of Weston field had cleared, 
\xU'. score board read 12-8, leaving the Pur- 
|])1(' on the small end of the count for the 
Itliii'd time this season. A belated six-run 
Iriilly staged by the Ephmen in the eighth 
land ninth frames served only to bring Hul 
lllall, Coach deCiroat's ace rightliander, 
Ificini liis s|iot on tlie liench and to lessen 
(the sting of a lopsided score. 

Huff Hadley started on the mound for 
Jtlic I'urple, and behind a two-run advan- 
Itagc acquired in the first inning by virtue 
lof Hill Muir's error, a base on balls, a l)alk, 
land Hank Stanton's single to left, appeared 
Ito have enough stuff to last. The Indians, 
liidwcver, were not content to leave it at 
Ithal, and whittled at the slim home lead, 
Igotting one back in the next inning and 
lanollier in the fourth. 

Allen Blasts Hadley 

Captain Roy Nuttall o|)ened both these 

[innings with triples and both times was 

driven in by Muir, in the second on asinglc, 

Itlio tliird hit off Hadley, and in the fourth 

ion a deep fly' l6"cenlet. Kip'MiSnt'Or, 

[ starting Indian twirler, began the fifth by 

I going out to Phil Stearns unassisted, but 

I Ivan Wood, the lead-off man, drew a walk 

I and advanced as Doug Stearns threw out 

Stan Towlc at first. Warren Huston, who 

in the morning had agreed to a try-out in 

(Continued on Third Page) 



I Patriots Must Discard 
Traditional Values for 
Peace, States Schuman 

"If sacrifice of traditional emotional 
values of national patriotism is too high a 
price to pay for peace, then you don't want 

j i)Pace," exclaimed Dr. Frederick I>. 
Schuman, professor of political science, to 

I a small gathering of undergraduates in 
.lesup Hall Thursday evening. Speaking 
under the auspices of the International 
liplations Club on "International Rela- 

I tions and the College Man," he went on to 

I give three pre-requisites for peace on a 

1 World-wide scale. 

Stating that the Oxford Oath was purely 
facetious originally, Professor Schuman 
explained that the Oxford Union [rerije- 
t rated one hoax every year which was sup- 
po.sed to make no sense whatsoever. The 
taking of the oath was the nonsensical 

I event of 1933, but it appealed to people in 
England and in the United States and tbe 
American Student Peace Union imme- 

I diately took it up. 

"I am impressed with the irrelevance 
of verbiage employed" by political speak- 
ers on pertinent questions of the day, he 
stated, "because political discussions are 
emotionally satisfying, they are illogical 
and irrelevant." Citing the discussion 
over Roosevelt's proposal for altering the 

! Supreme Court, he said that he was sure, 
although he had no first-hand knowledge, 

I that Mr. Ernst was logical and relevant. 
"But I am equally sure that the gentleman 
from Bennington (Mr. Spargo) was irrele- 
vant, and from first-hand knowledge," he 

I smirked. 

The three requirements for international 

I peace were enumerated by Professor 
Schuman as follows: the achievement in a 
World community a degree of emotional 
values to allow people to make more of 
"brotherhood, fraternity and community," 
the devising of political machinery for the 

I purpose of redressing wrongs and prot«ct- 

hng rights, and the universal disposition 

I to assume responsibility in redressing these 

I wrongs and protecting these rights. 



May Issue of ^Sketch' to 
Announce Board Election 



Four undergraduates were elected 
to the literary and three to the busi- 
ness staff of the Sketch, Marshall J. 
Wolfe '38, editor-in-chief, announced 
yesterday. He also revealed tliat 
three members of the present business 
staff had been promoted to higher 
positions, asserting simultaneously 
that this information will be contained 
in the May issue of the literary mag- 
azine to ajjpear next Frithiy. 

Edwin S. Mills, Jr., Jackson R. 
Pellett, David W. Swetland '38, and 
Robert S. Schultz, III '39 were those 
chosen to the literary posts. John 
H. Stewart '38 has been promoted 
from business manager to advertising 
manager, and his place will lie taken 
by Edward M. Dodd '39, while Wil- 
liam R. Jarvis, Jr. '39 is the new cir- 
culation manager. Three freshmen: 
Jack A. Clarke, Raymond H. Korn- 
dorfer and Jules D. Michaels, were 
those elected to the business board. 



Yacht Club to Hold 
First Home Regatta 

To Race Cornell, Amherst 
Faculty Today; Dinghy 
Club Races at Boston 



Fridm/, May 7 — The Williams Yacht 
Club will conduct the first home regatta 
ever to l)e held in the history of the College 
this weekend when it meets an experienced 
Cornell team today, two untried Amheret 
crews tomorrow, and a faculty crew Sun- 
day in a series of dinghy races on Lake 
Pontoosuc. The organization is also 
sending a team of four to M.I.T. where it 
will compete with' twenty-one otHer'Cbl- 
leges in the Nautical Association's invita- 
tion for the Dinghy Club Challenge trophy 
over the weekend. 

Commodore Dick Bertram, head of the 
Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association, 
will lead two crews from the waters of 
Cayuga against a Williams team that, al- 
though it has had little outside experience, 
has been practising intensively ever since 
the ice left Pontoosuc early in April. 
The Big Red sailore lay claim to a highly 
successful season, having taken third in the 
I.C.Y.R.A. regatta at M.I.T. two weeks 
ago, and second in the Brown University 
Yacht Club regatta last weekend against 
eight colleges, including Brown, Dart- 
mouth, Harvard, M.I.T., Princeton, and 
Yale. Commodore James P. Lewis '39 
will lead the Williams navigators with 
Stanley K. Turner Jr. '40 serving as his 
crew, while John J. Abherley '39 and L. 
Taylor Whittaker '40 will man the other 
boat. 

Amherst Group Still Unofficial 

An Amherst group that has not yet been 
officially organized as a club, paced by 
Commodore Hoffman, will oppose the Wil- 
(Contlnued on Second Page) 



Williams-Springfield 
Race Planned Today 

Should the shell which the Williams 
Rowing Club is banking its whole home 
schedule on, arrive from Kent School be- 
for this afternoon, the first intercollegiate 
crew race to take place on Lake Pontoosuc, 
Pittsfield, will be held as the Purple oars- 
men row o mile course against the Amer- 
ican International College of Springfield. 

At the time that The Record went to 
press, there had been no definite word of 
confirmation from Father F. H. Sill, 
O. H. C, headmaster of the Kent School, 
donor of the shell, and honorary chairman 
of rowing at Williams. Since some nec- 
essary repairs to the ribs of the shell had 
to be made before the delivery of the boat 
to Pontoosuc, the arrival which was 
scheduled for Monday was postponed. 

The boatings for todays race are as fol- 
lows: Williams — Knauth, bow; Williams 
two; Berking, three; Rolfing, four; Jay, 
five; Everdell, six; Tenney, seven; Davis, 
or Weston, stroke; Loveless, cox. 

A. I. C— Bow, Moore; Handy, two; 
Wells, three; Siniscalchi, four; Metrinko, 
five; Saraeeno, six; Hurley, seven; Nes- 
worth, stroke; Scotland, cox. 



Frost, Eminent 
American Poet, 
Speaks Sunday 

Has Twice Been Awarded 
Pulitzer Prize for His 
Poetry of New England 

Will Speak in Jesup 

Lecturer Now Occupies 
'Idle' Chair at Amherst 



Robert Frost, winner of the 1937 Pulit- 
zer Prize for poetry for his latest work, 
A Further Range, will speak tomorrow 
night at 7.30 in Jesup Hall under the aus- 
pices of the Forum. When The Record 
went to press, Mr. Frost had not yet an- 
nounced his subject. 

Known as the chief interpreter of the 
new New England, Br. Frost was Charles 
Eliot Norton professor of poetry at Har- 
vard last year and now holds an "idle pro- 
fessorship" at Amherst, which has given 
him a special grant to live on the campus 
as an inspiration to the students, 
although he spends most of his time on his 
farm in Vermont. 

Won Pulitzer Prize in 1923 

Once before, in 1923, the sixty-two-year 
old poet won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 
that time with the book New Hampshire. 
His first work was pul)lished in 1912, a few- 
months after he had left this country for 
England, discouraged because of financial 
difficulties. He attended both Dartmouth 
and Harvard but grivduated from neither 
and tried his hand at journalism, cobbUng, 
teaching school, farming, and industry 
before turning to writing as a vocation. 

"Mr. Frost's place is and always has 
been singularly central," Mark van Doren 
ome Wroie of him. ■-•'Sls'range-lTasi-bc.jn- 
great enough to carry him close to all the 
cornel's, yet he has never crossed any line. 
He has always, with a kind of silence and 
with a most remarkable integrity, kept 
to his center. So has the criticism of him 
kept there, so has his reputation. The 
result is a solidarity of position almost 
unique in poetry today." 

In addition to A Boy's Will and 
North of Boston, his earliest works, 
Sunday's speaker has written Mountain 
Interval, containing the famour poems 
"Birches" and "An Old Man's Winter 
Night," West-Running Brook, A Way Out, 
and A Lone Striker. His collected poems 
were published in 1930 while during his 
career many institutions have presented 
him with honorary degrees. 



Three Frosh Squads 
To Play Here Today 

Yearling Lacrossemen to 
Begin Season with the 
Deerfield School There 



Four freshman teams will see action 
today with the baseball, track and golf 
outfits appearing here and the lacrosse ten 
journeying to Deerfield to open its 
schedule officially against a powerful un- 
defeated schoolboy team. The baseball 
and golf squads are scheduled to meet 
Williston and Clark, while Tony Plansky's 
trackmen will attempt to come back after 
last weekend's disastrous performance 
when they oppose Wilbraham on Weston 
Field. 

Danny Dunn who covered himself with 
glory at Hotchkiss last week will probably 
start on the Cole Field mound this after- 
noon with either Ken Cook or Pete Mc- 
Carthy acting as his battery-mate. 
Ace Asinoff, Johnny Gilette, Jimmy 
Stanton and Johnny Lowe will make up 
the infield, with Pete Kinney, Ted 
Borden and Jules Michaels playing in 
the outfield. 

Wilbraham Weak Track Foe 
The trackmen should have little trouble 
with Wilbraham who lost to Ixramis 
last week. The yearlings main threat lies 
in the field events with Bob Cramer, Brad 
Wood, and Ed Bartlett capable of at least 
twenty points between them. Carl Kael- 
ber and Colonel Patterson remain the chief 
threats in the dashes, while Had Griffin 
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Registration for Social 
Sciences Takes Big Jump 



Henderson,Newhall Given 
Opening Graves Awards 

Ptobert S. Henderson and Norman 
L. Newhall, Jr. '37 have lieen awarded 
the preliminary cash prizes in the 
Graves essay contest, open annually 
to members of the Senior class, 
Albert H. Licklider, J. Iceland Miller 
professor of American history, liter- 
ature, and eloquence, announced 
Thursday. Their original composi- 
tions, chosen from a group of eight 
entries, will be delivered orally on 
Tuesday afternoon. May 25 at a 
special meeting in the Faculty Club 
when the faculty will determine the 
final winner of the larger cash prize for 
the more effective delivery. 

Frederick L. Schuman, professor 
of political science; Nathan C. Starr, 
assistant professor of English and 
assistant dean; and Bertrand Fox, as- 
sistant professor of economics, judged 
the winning selections on the basis 
of individual and collective exami- 
nation. Newhall's essay was en- 
titled "Exit Democracy," while 
Henderson wrote on "The Presidential 
Election of 1930: Its Significance and 
its Dangers in Respect to Labor." 



Democracy Boosted 
In Schuman Debate 



Sophomores, Arguing for 
Dictatorship, Denounced 
as 'Agents of Moscow' 



"Hopelessly outnumbered by hypocriti- 
cal snakes in the grass and myrmidons of 
tyranny," self-styled "honest" Frederick 
L. Schuman, professor of political science, 
turned Jesup Hall into a lion's den on 
Wednesday evening as, Daniel-like, he de- 
fended Democracy as a form of government 
preferable to dictatorship. Against four 
representatives of the Adelphic Union, 
William S. Crosby, J. Allen Diefenbeck, 
Murray S. Stedman, and Arthur C. Weil, 
Jr., '39, Professor Schuman contended that 
"democracy alone preserves the freedoms 
that allow the opportunity for readjust- 
ment that is indispensable to progress." 

The debate lasted over time because 
Professor Schuman opened with a "dicta- 
torial refusal" to observe the limits of the 
chairman and time keeper, Orven R. Alt- 
man, assistant professor in political science 
and his policy was continued by his op- 
ponents. When Weil attempted to even 
the score with Schuman for all the Political 
Science 13-14 objective tests, the defender 
of democracy refused to limit himself to 
mere yes-no answers to incriminating 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Golf Sextet to Play 
On Yale Links Today 

Friday, May 7 — Led by Captain Jeft 
Young, newly elected leader, the Williams 
golf team will journey to New Haven 
today in quest of its initial victory of the 
season, facing Harvard this afternoon, 
Dartmouth Saturday morning, and Brown 
that afternoon on the famous Yale course. 
This series of the round robin weekend 
mattihes opens the competition for the 
Intercollegiate title, won last year by 
Ben Thompson's Yale six when they de- 
feated Dartmouth in a play-off at the 
Greenwich Country club. 

Frank Gillett, who led the team in the 
qualifying round with a total of 165 for 
eighteen holes, will tee off at number one, 
with Bro. Evans, returning to competition 
after a year's lay-off, at number two. 
Captain Jeff Young and Al Freeman will 
hold down the next two positions, three and 
four respectively. Two new golfers will 
complete the line-up. Gene Strassburgcr 
at five, with Lou Krauthoff, who con- 
quered Roger Crafts on the eighteenth 
green in a play-ofT Wednesday afternoon, 
at six. "Sully" O'Sullivan will also make 
the trip as a substitute. 



Economics Passes English 
in Sophomore Majors; 
Dean Smith 'Gratified' 
at Interest in Honors 



A pronounced swing toward the social 
sciences lias taken place in Williams ac- 
cording to registration .statistics relea.sed 
Wednesday by Dean Theodore C. Smith 
which show that for the first time in a 
dozen years more undergraduates are 
signed up for the economics major than 
foi' that in Engli.sh. This trend, however 
is but a local manifestation of the turn 
toward the social sciences which has taken 
place in many American colleges and uni- 
versities during the last three years. Dean 
Smith stated. 

Dr. Brooks' course in labor questions 
and Dr. Lamb's couise in economic history 
slmred the brunt of the sudden increase in 
economics as did the honors course. Gen- 
erally, the registration for the degree with 
honors caused Dean Smith "much gratifi- 
cation" l,)ecause only two of the thirty 
students eligible for it declined to try for 
the degree. Seventeen others applied, l)ut 
were denied the opportunity. 

History, Political Science Up 

History and political science showed 
comparable increa.ses, registration for the 
course in advanced European hi.story in- 
creasing almost- three times; l)ut the 
science dei)artments liarely held their own 
with 1-2 courses in physics and l)iology 
showing a pronounced drop in applica- 
tions. Chemistry was one of the hardest 
hit courses while geoloKV held its own with 
an increase in registrations for Geology 1-2. 

Philosophy showed a slump, po.ssibly 
because one of its professors is departing, 
withoniy inni^tj'' signing upfoi'f'inlosopiiy 
1-2 in comparison with the 154 who are 
now taking it. Moi'e advanced courses in 
the subject show little change, however; 
l)ut Spanish, alone of the languages, suf- 
fered a jjronounced shrinkage. English 
held its own with a decrease in 1-2 registra- 
tion being met with increases in upper 
courses while fine arts grew in popularity. 
The classics remain relatively unchanged. 



Colgate Downed by 
Williams Netmen 8-1 



Nine Teams Will Compete 
In Intercollegiates to 
Start Here on Monday 

Friday, May 6— Following an 8-1 vic- 
tory over a ragged Colgate team last Tues- 
day, the Williams netmen will encounter a 
powerful Dartmouth unit this afternoon 
and Middlebury tomorrow, and will play 
host next week to the New England Inter- 
collegiate championships, which have sud- 
denly been transferred from Springfield 
to Williams owing to poor court conditions 
at the former college. 

Playing Captain Wood of Colgate in the 
number one position Tuesday, Bare King- 
man went off to a poor start against the 
brilliant net work of his opponent, liut he 
gradually got the upper hand to win, (5-4, 
()-2. Jarvis was at the top of his form in 
overcoming Smith, 6-3; (i-1, wliilc Welter, 
Gaskell, Stetson, and Collester easily 
downed their opponents in two-set mat dies. 
Kingman-Weller Win Again 

Al Jarvis's complete reversal of form 
and Stetson's inability to control his shots 
paved the way for the lone Colgate jioint 
as Smith and Semple defeated tbe Wil- 
liams couple 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. Weller and 
Kingman played together well in the 
numlier one singles to win in two sets, 
while Collester and Gaskell triumphed in 
the number three doubles contest. 

After today's meeting with the Big 
Green team, which is expected to feature 
the numlier one singles encounter between 
Captain Kingman and Anderson, one of 
the top-ranking college players of the 
East, the Williams netmen face an inex- 
perienced Middlebury group on the Sage 
Court* tomorrow. The Vermont team, 
which began its schedule only last Satur- 
day, includes three veterans. Brown, Bua- 
(Oontlnued on Third P*{e) 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1937 



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Vol.61 



May 8, 1937 



TURN-ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY 

For those members of the Williams community who have been led 
to anticipate with some trepidation the day when small colleges will be 
forced to give up most of their desirable instructors to larger institutions, 
the following excerpt from the Yale Daily News of May 3 should prove 
illuminating. The editorial from which this quotation is taken appeared 
two days after the President and Trustees of Williams College had an- 
nounced that Dr. Robert R. II. Brooks, of the Yale economics depart- 
ment, had been engageil to teach at Williams. 

"Were Mr. Brooks the only one of his kind to leave Yale this year or 
were this trend of young, provocative teachers away from Yale unusual, 
no remarks would be in order. But the trend seems to be unmistakable, 
constant, and strong . . . His record spoke for itself; Williams made a 
wise choice; Yale College suffered another loss." 

Thus does a Yale editor protest against the very situation which we of 
the small colleges have been told to fear. Apparently there are times 
when the small colleges have their own innings in the increasingly hectic 
game of "hire the professor." 

It seems, then, that turn-about is fair play. Turn-about, in fact, 
is the only way the game can be played at this time, for all the colleges 
seem to be encountering equal difficulty in retaining their stimulating 
and productive instructors. For the moment, Williams appears to be in a 
strong position, having obtained the services of numerous sought-after 
instructors for the coming year, but if precedent is any gauge, it will not be 
long before some of them begin to drift away to other institutions. 

Why this constant turnover in the teaching staffs of most institutions? 
The answer is that the young instructor, however promising he may be, 
sooner or later finds his progress checked by the double bugbear of de- 
partmental seniority and fixed salary. His alternatives are two in num- 
ber — he can either mark time in restless discontent until some of the elder 
statesmen retire, or he can go somewhere else. The fact that many 
youthful instructors take the latter course is in no way unnatural. Their 
only quick way to gain promotions is to change from place to place, 
capitalizing on vacancies here and openings there to win the advance- 
ments which would be painfully slow if they remained in one place. 

Is this anything to be alarmed about? We think not. However 
disappointing it may be for the students at any institution to see a favorite 
instructor move on to new fields, it cannot be denied that the turnover of 
instructorships is of fundamental importance to the intellectual virility of 
any college. Indeed, the instructor who is fortunate enough to teach at 
several different institutions is apt to be far more stimulating than the 
one whose experiences are limited to but one place of learning. 

Thus when the Yale editor bemoans the departure of "young, pro- 
vocative teachers" from New Haven we find no reason to commiserate 
with him. On the contrary, we congratulate him, and congratulate our- 
selves, for being associated with colleges which are experiencing the con- 
stant change in instructorships indicative of intellectual stimulation and 
vitality. 



Sophomores and Juniors 
To Hold Spring Banquets 

As sure a sign of spring as the green grass 
is the planning now being done by the 
Sophomore and Junior classes for banquets 
to be held at The Orchards within the next 
two weeks. C. Boru Newman, in charge 
of the Junior affair, announced that it will 
be held Thursday evening, May 20, while 
the Sophomores, under the direction of 
Bernhard M. Auer, are planning to gather 
May 25. 

The program for the Sophomore dinner 
will be rather extensive and the banquet 
committee consisting of Harry N. Gottlieb, 
Jr., Anthony M. Menkel Jr., and George 
C. Williams, promise a "small jam session 
made up entirely of local talent" and other 
surprises besides the usual keg of beer. A 
menu has not been decided on with those in 
charge vacillating between a German cold 
cut, or Italian dinner. 

Beer and baseball will be the features of 
the Junior gathering with a cold buffet 
supper rounding out the program. New- 
man stated that admission will be by ticket 
only and that house representatives will 
put them on sale at a dollar each in a few 
days. 

Yacht Club to Hold First 
Home Races on Pontoosuc 

(Continued from First Page) 
liams yachtsmen Saturday, marking the 
first time that the two colleges have op- 
posed each other on the water in recent 
years, and opening up another sphere of 
competition between the two rivals who 
already compete in twelve sports. 

The final event in the most active week 
of the Yacht Club to date will consist of a 
series of races between four faculty-salts 
and the varsity sailors Sunday afternoon. 
The instructor's end will be represented by 
coaches Bill Fowle, Bol) Muir, and Tony 
Plansky, and Dean Starr, comprising "the 
heaviest crew ever to sail under the Wil- 
liams banner", according to I^wis. He 
stated further that "although owners fear 
for the welfare of the dinghies, we have no 
doubts 88 to the dependability of their 
construction, and we feel certain that they 
will resist this undue strain imposed upon 
them." 



Amherst Receives Gift 
Of $100,000 for Theater 

Amherst will soon have a completely- 
equipped Little Theater as the result of a 
$100,000 gift from the estate of a noted 
Philadelphia surgeon, Dr. Elwood R. 
Kirby, President Stanley King of Am- 
herst announced recently. To include a 
projection booth for motion pictures as 
well as scenery shops, the projected build- 
ing will seat 436 and is to be known as the 
Kirby Memorial Theater in recognition of 
its provider. 

Interior furnishings will include cla.ss- 
rooms and offices for the department of 
dramatic art as well as a check room, 
box office, lounge, dressing rooms, and 
space for building stage sets. 



Banquet Concludes Long 
1936'37 Glee Club Season 



Officially bringing the longest season in 
its history to a close, the Williams Glee 
Club held Its annual banquet in the Phi 
Delta Theta house Tuesday evening with 
thirty memljers attending. 

After characterizing the season as highly 
successful, Toastmaster C. Stuart Brown 
'37 introduced the principal speaker of the 
evening, Charles L. Safford '92, faculty 
advisor to the organization, who stressed 
the need of arousing more campus interest 
in the Glee Club. "With an earnest and 
organized effort," he declared, "we can 
obtain the final thing necessary to the 
complete success of the Club, student co- 
operation and enthusiasm." 

Arthur H. TIbbits '37, retiring business 
manager of the singing group, was the final 
speaker on the brief program and pre- 
sented Interesting statistics concerning the 
1936-37 activities. The Club traveled 
3,500 miles to sing 192 songs during eigh- 
teen concerts before 1 ,400 people, omitting 
the "coast to coast" audiences of two radio 
broadcasts. High spots of the season were 
concerts with Paul Whiteman and the 
Philadelphia Orchestra in the New York 
Hippodrome and with Benny Goodman on 
the Camel Hour, and a five-day cruise to 
Bermuda. 



Fencing Team Gains 
Official Recognition 

As u climax to the fencing team's most 
successful year in a decade of unsteady 
existence, the Athletic Council added Its 
stamp of approval on Monday by recog- 
nizing the sport officially for next year and 
promising financial support. Simultan- 
eously with this announcement by Albeit 
V. Osterhout, '06, graduate manager of 
athletics, Wentworth Smith '38 was chosen 
as captain for next year at a meeting of 
the team. 

Wiiuiing only two of its seven unofficial 
meets this year, the fencing team claimed 
Improvement more from the standpoint 
of the enthusiasm shown tlian from tlie 
number of victories won. Fifteen men 
reported regularly for practice under tlie 
volunteer coaching of William B. Willcox, 
of the history department, and eight of 
them took part in the various meets 
scheduled by Manager Franklyn Sluirpless 
'39. 

On Issuing the sanction of the Athletic 
Council, Mr. Osterhout announced that 
next year's schedule will Include four meets 
as yet undetermined. Smith, the Fen- 
cers' now leader, came to Williams from 
Governor Dummer Academy where he 
was editor-in-chief of the yearbook and 
business manager of the paper. He is a 
member of the Delta Psi fraternity. 



Notices 



Passport Notice Irving H- Gam well, 
Clerk of Courts for 
Berkshire County, will be in the district 
court i-oom on Bank Street in NortI 
Adams on Tuesday evening, May IS, 1937 
at 7.30 o'clock to take the applications for 
passports from Williams men. Each appli- 
cant should furnish two pliotographs of 
himself on flexil)le paper tln'ce Inches 
square with light background. He should 
also furnish a certificiite of the date and 
place of his birth, and be accompanied by 
an identifying witness unless he produces a 
previous passport issued to him. The 
charges amount to $10.24. Passports are 
usually forwarded witliin ten days after 
they have been applied for. Application 
i)lanks will he rmiiled upon request. 

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity an^ 
nounces that Alexander W. Shapleigh, Jr 
'40 has broken his pledge by mutual con 
sent. 



Cap and Gown 
Sunday 



First Cap and Gown 
Chapel Service this Sun- 
day, May 9th. Please 
read instructions and get caps and gowns 
The Class Day Committee 

Scholarship Members of the classes of 
Notice 1938, 1939, and 1940 who 

wish to renew their scholar- 
ships for the coming year, 1937-38, may 
obtain application blanks at the Office of 
the Executive Secretary of the Committee 
on Student Aid, Mr. A. V. Osterhout, 5 
Hopkins Hall. All applications must be 
filled out, with accompanying budgets, and 
In the hands of the Committee not later 
than June 1. 

A . V. Osterhout 



It is requested that faculty members 
and students refrain from playing on either 
the Sage or Lynde I-ane courts while the 
New England Intercollegiate Champion- 
ships are being played on Monday, Tues- 
day, and Wednesday of next week. 



CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, MAY 7 
S.OO p. m. — Debate. Adelphic Union vs. 
Amherst. Resolved, That industrial- 
Ism is increasingly menacing to cul- 
ture. At Amhei-st. 

SATURDAY, MAY 8 
10.00 a. m.— Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Dartmouth. New Haven. 
2.00 p. m.— Varsity Ba.seball. Williams 
vs. University of Vermont. Burling- 
ton. 
Yacht Club. Williams vs. Amherst. 

Lake Pontoosuc. 
Varsity Golf. Williams vs. Brown. 

New Haven. 
Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. Middle- 
bury. Sage Courts. 
Varsity Track. Williams vs. Wesleyan. 

Weston Field. 
Freshman Baseball. Williams vs. Wil- 

llston. Weston Field. 
Freshman Golf. Williams vs. Clark 

School. Taconic Links. 
Freshman Lacrosse. Williams vs. Deer- 
field Academy. Deerfield. 
Freshman Track. Williams vs. Wllbra- 
ham. Weston Field. 

SUNDAY, MAY 9 
3.00 p. m.— Yacht Club. Williams vs. 

Faculty. Uke Pontoosuc. 
7.30 p. m.— The Williams Forum pre- 
sents Robert Frost, noted American 
poet. Jesup Hall. 



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Williams Drops 12-8 
Slugfest to Indians 

(CJontlnued trom First Page) 
June with the Pliihwlelphia Athletics, then 
"uliot a single past Bill NelliKUii ut third. 

With two men on and two mme Archie 
Mien reached for a IiIkIi pitch and drove it 
vv( II over Stradley's head for the first home 
,1111 of the season. The Ephmen never 
(luite recovered from this hlow, hut after 
ilcClroat had taken Kip Mantor, who had 
j,„,wed just one hit, after his lapse in the 
(ipciiing frame, oft the hill, the Caldwell 
men ojiened up in earnest. 

Cleveland Doubles in Eighth 

Kour sinKlcs, Hacker Cleveland's double, 
nil c-rror by Ro^er Clark, and an outfield 
flv were Kood for five runs in the Purple's 
bijr I'iKhth frame; and when hefty Bill 
Cliu k o|)ened the ninth by filling the bases 
wilU none out, the few straKslinK fans 
iri()u|)ed in the stands l)e(5an to take notice. 
It \v:is there that deCiroat called on Hall. 
.Sliiiiton drove a fly to deep left that scored 
SliUilcy from third, but the hijr riglit 
hniiiler Kot Fuclis to hoist weakly to Hus- 
ton mid fanned Stub Perkins to end the 

'I'lu^ Ephmen enKaRe the Middlebury 
nine in Vermont this afternoon before 
iiiuriieying to Rutland to take on the 
Catamounts to terminate what should be a 
successful two-day trip. The Pnntlicrs 
Ml victim to I,. I. v., 13-(), in New York 
and returned in time to catch a 2M) pasting 
at till' hands of Hiiringfield, while the 



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Vermont outfit has been scarcely less for- 
tunate. 

Tlio box Bcoro: 

WIl.MAMS (H) SI'lUNCJnUI.D 

111) r h |)i) u e ul, r h 

Klrudloy, cf 3 1 :i Wooii, rl 2 11 
ri Miwhor 10 Krey, rf, If 1) 
Hull, of li Towlo, If 4 

I: HuaMll 10 Howarcl.lf.cfl 
.Sluiilcy, c 3 3 17 10 Hiutun, m !> 1 2 
n.Sle'na, 2b 4 1 1 2 2 1 Allen, cf 3 2 1 
(■ Duirell Fii«cet'i,cf,rfl 1 
I'.Htea'ia, 11)3 7 Nultull, II) 4 3 2 
Slunlon, .S8 4 12 2 11 Kiuix, lb 111 
Fuc'lia, rl 2 10 Muir, 21) 2 11 
lliKlley, [) 2 12 K.CInrk, 21) 1 
liryiint, p 10 OJ.Vlorrw'ii, 31)3 1 2 
Kuldinger, p 1 1 I o|Triicy, c 4 11 
Webbo, p 10 Uiilmr(J'ii,c 1 
il I'orkiiis 10 .Vliiiilor, p 4 2 
Ncllimiii, 3b 2 10 uii ,Saiilb 1 
!■ Heard 1 Hee<l, p 

l'ut'r«i)n, 3b 1 1 1 I W, Clark, p 
l.utvis. If 2 10 Mull, p 

f'leveluiul 2 12 



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po u e 
2 

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3 
3 
2 1 U 
2 


2 

1 
1 

3 

4 1 
4 
1 







Totals 34 S S 27 8 3 Totals 40 12 13 27 2 3 

.Score by inniiiRs; 

SPRINCiKIEbD 10 13 14 2 0—12 

WIU.IAM.S 2 000000 5 1—8 

Runs butteil in: .Stfintoii 3, ("levelaml 2, Muir 2, 
Allen 2, Mantor 2, .Morrisoji 2, P. .Stearns, BaU 
(liiiKer, Patterson, 11. Clark, lti(!hardson, l''uclis: 
Two-l)ase hits — Wood, Cleveland. Three-base liits 
— Nuttall 2. Home run — Allen. Kacrifiee hits — 
Fuchs, P. iStearns, Htanton, Muir. .Stolen bases — 
Ktrudley, Huston. I)oul)le play — fladley, P. 
.Stearns. Struck out — liy Hadley 4, by -Mantor ."), 
by Hryant, W. f'lark, Webt)e, Hall. liases cm balls 
— OIT Iladlcy, Mantor 3, Hryant 3, HuldiiiKor, 
VVel)bc 2, W. Clark 2. Halk— .Mantor. Hit by 
pitcher— .Stanley (W. Clark). Hits — OtT Hadley 
8 in ,") itiiniiKs, Hryant 4 in 2, .Mantor 3 in 7, Heed ."» 
in 2, Haldiiif^er 1 in 1. Left on hnses — Springfield 
10. Willian H 8. Winning pitcher — Mantor, l.os- 
iiiK pitclior — Hadley. I'nipires — I.eary and Hay- 
tlen. Time: 2:3.'>. 
(( — Ijatted for StriuUey in seventli 
') — batted for Hall in ninth 
( — I'Htted for 1), .Stearns in ninth 
(/- -batted for Webbe in nintli 
c — batted for .N'elliKan in seventh 
an — butted for .Mantor in eiRhth 



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Lacrosse, Track to Face Stern Tests 
In New Hampshire, Wesleyan Contests 



Wlicii the Williams truck team seeH itH* 
first Little Three action against WcHleyan 
on Weston Field this afternoon at 2.00 
o'clock, the visitors will l)e favored from 
tlie standpoint of comparivtivo scores. 
For tlie Cardinals defeated Middleliury 
95-40 two weeks ago, while tlie Purple 
won from the Blue and White by tht; 
smaller margin of 75J^-.59J^ last Saturday, 
wlion Wesleyan handed Amherst a close 
defeat to retain its unbeaten record. 

Tiffy Cook will take liis third crack at 
tlie College record of 49.4 in the quarter, 
and RoK Moore will try for new records in 
both the timber-toppinK events. Bill 
iStradley, who has won the broad juni]) in 
Williams' first two meets with jumps over 
21 feet, will come up against Rogers, 
who has set a new Wesleyan record this 
year by leaping over 23 f(«t. 

Holzer Threat in Weights 

Ilolzer of Wesleyan threatens to sweep 
three firsts in the weights, for he has put 
the shot 43 feet, thrown the discus 123 
feet, and tossed the javelin almost 102 fe(^t. 
Johnny Stark and .lohnny Reeves will be 
pitted against him in the first two events, 
and Ham Herman and Dick Ely in the 
other. 

In the hammer Jack Curtiii and Johnny 
Ahlstrom bid fair to rejieat their one-two 
finish of last week, however, and Ed 
Dissell and Ed Wlieeh'r have returned to 
fiirin to vault against Beech and Owen, 
both eleven-footers. A four-cornered bat- 
tle is expected in the high jump, as Dusty 
Surdam and Warner Cumber meet Gros- 
venor and Beech of Wesleyan, all jumijing 
consistently around 5 fcot, 7 inches. 

Clarke, stellar Cardinal sprinter, who 
does 10.2 in the 100 and 22.4 in the 220, 
will race in today's meet despite the fact 
that he ]>ulled a tendon last week. Coach 
Tony Plansky is pinning his hopes on 
either Pete Gallagher or Eddie Whitaker 
to win the century and on Tiffy Cook to 
win his third victory in the furlong, how- 
ever. 

In Heermans the Cardinals have a 
probable winner in the middle distances, 
for he ran a 4.31.5 mile against Middlebury 
and a 2.01.8 half against Amherst, but 
Bill Collens and Bay Kiliani are favored 
to repeat last week's victory in the two 
mile. Ken Rood and Johnny Marshall 
will lie entered in the mile for Williams and 
Don Brown and Jim Gregory in the 880, 

Captain Nils Anderson will run in the 
low hurdles with his leg not yet entirely 
healed, and Johnny Davidson is entered 
in the highs with Moore running both. 
Either Herb Gutterson or Pete Gallagher 
will team with Cook in the quarter. 



Friday, May 7 — New Hampshire Uni- 
versity's veteran lacrosse team will invade 
Cole Field this afternoon at 4.15 to provide 
sixty minutes of the toughest opposition 
the Williams stickmeii have met this sea- 
son. A win this atte'rnoon will give the 
Durham outfit a perfect record of four 
victories for the four years they have met 
the Purple, although two years ago the 
game was close, last year the final minutes 
told the story, and Captain Tommy Green 
hojws to upset the visitor? today. 

Comparative scores throw practically no 
light on the situation. Both teams have 
already defeated Tufts and M.I.T., Wil- 
liams by scores of 7-4, and 8-3, New Hamp- 
shire by 0-2 and 0-1. The Durham ten is 
known to be a hard running unit and 
Coach Whoops Snively, drawing on past 
experience, has expressed great faith in 
their power to put on a last period drive 
such as has twice spelled defeat for the 
Ephmen. 

Colds Hamper Purple Drills 

Practice for the Williams squad this 
week has been hampered by an epidemic of 
colds. Tom Duncan, in particular, who 
caged throe balls against Lafayette in the 
season's opener, may not he able to start 
this afternoon. 

Seven of the visitors, Ross, Smart, 
Mathere, Simpson, Karazia, Manchestei', 
and Hazard are seniors with two years' 
experience at working together. 

Tlie probable sturtiiiK line-up: 



Williams Crushes Colgate; 
Will Play in Tourney Here 

(Continued from First Page) 
key, and Kier, who are the nucleus of a 
well-balanced squad. 

Tourney Here For First Time 
The tournament to be held next week 
marks the first time this event has ever 
been held at Williams. Nine colleges are 
expected to send teams, while two or three 
more are tentatively signed up. Each 
team consists of at least four men, who 
will make up four entries in the singles 
tournament and two in the doubles tour- 
ney. It is possible, according to King- 
man, that Benjamin Dwight, famous 
umpire, will be here to officiate. 



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Safford Will Give Third 
In Recital Series Sunday 

In the third of his series of organ re- 
cital-talks, Churles L. .Safford '92 will de- 
vote his program to works of Bach, 
Franck, Beethoven, anil Brahms, Sunday 
afternoon at five o'clock in Chapin Hall. 
Discussion will center chiefly about the 
second movement of the sixth symphony 
by Beethoven and the third movement of 
Brahms' first symphony. Mr. .Safford's 
program is as follows : 

Prelude and Fugue in A minor J. S. Bach 
Pastorale Cesar Franck 

Choral Prelude In dulci juhilo J. S. Bach 
Se(»nd movement, iiixlli Syniplumy 

Beethoven 
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Three Fresh Squads 
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(Continued from First Page) 
and Ted Wills ure powerful threats to any 
runner the invaders may be able to pro- 
duce. 

Clark school's defeat of the 1939 golfere 
last spring is expected to be avengetl by the 
high powered Fresh iimn six which downed 
Hotchkiss last Saturday. Butch Schriber 
and Andy Anderson will play in the two 
top jiositions and should repeat their clean 
sweep of last week. Ray Korndorfer, 
Win Todd, and Don Hatt, winner over 
Bill Curtiss in this week's challenge match 
complete the Williams line-up. 

With only a practice game against the 
Union freslimen to their credit, the yearling 
stickmen will face an experienced out- 
fit at Deerfield tomorrow which also num- 
bers Union among its victims. Bud 
Mills, Chan Keller, and Bob Boardman, 
ill the goal, midfield, and attack respec- 
tively will face their former teammates, 
while Dud Head, Moose Rossell, and Dick 
Hosford in the defense, Harvey Potter 
and Archa Knowlton in the midfield, and 
Herb Fett and Johnny Hubbell in the at- 
tack are others who will start. 



F. H. Sherman 

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Dictatorship Defended by 
Students Against Schuman 

(Continued trom First Page) 

questions that sought to build up a mass of 
contradictory statements on his part. 
Democracy Defended 

Professor Schuman began by maintain- 
ing that government by talk, ballots, and 
persuasion was preferable to that by terror, 
bullets, and persecution. "The truth," he 
said, "is discoverable only after discussion 
and experimentation." 

Dictatorship, on the other hand, he con- 
tested, destroys freedom of every sort in 
seeking to "benefit special groups at the 
expense of the whole community." Even- 
tually "the very essence of dictatorship, 
the destruction of freedom, renders inop- 
erative the social system." 

After Diefenbeck sought to prove that 
democracy was founded upon "the childish 
assumption that the brains are in the 
masses rather than in the educated, and 
the fallacy that every man knows what's 
best for himself," Professor Schuman cross- 
examined Crosby. "Agents of Moscow" 
was the label fastened upon the sopho- 
mores for favoring the Russian dictator- 
ship as closer to their ideal than the fascist 
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VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1937 



No. li 



Intercollegiate 
Tennis Matches 
Initiated Today 

32 Top Ranking Stars of 
New England Open Play 
on Lynde Lane Courts 

Williams Is Favored 

Tourney Held Here First 
Time Since Inauguration 

By WooDWABD B. Norton '39 
Mottday, May 10 — Thirty-two tennis 
players, representing the cream of the in 
tcrcollegiute crop of New England, opened 
1037 competition on the Sage and Lynde 
Lane courts at 2.00 this afternoon with the 
Williams team of Al Jarvis, Bare Kingman, 
Chappy Gaskell, and Bob Weller estab- 
lished last minute favorites to best a field 
of nine for seasonal honors in the East. 
The Purple entered the three-day tour- 
nanient, the first ever to be held at 
Williams, on the short end of the odds 
when Dick Hebard, richly experienced 
tournament player from Springfield, wth- 
drew liis entry to leave Jarvis and King- 
man at the top of the seeded list. 

Dartmouth, last year's winner and 
loader in point total for pernmnent pos- 
session of the New England Intercollegiate 
Tennis Association trophy, was considered 
the E))limen's most serious threat with 
Fitzy Fitzpatrick, thiid ranking player, 
iMaking Providence the third choice. 
Closer scrutiny of the records will hear out 
the logic of these selections, for Bare 
Kingman has twice conquered Norm 
Anderson, first ranking player for the 
Indians, once in the tournament held last 
year al Wesleyan, ami for liie second and 
most decisive time on the Sage courts 
Friday in straight sets. 

Jarvis, Kingman Seeded Top 
The Dartmouth captain last season 
teamed with Paul CUiibord, singles winner, 
to cop the doubles crown, but entered the 
tournament on the Sage courts seeded at 
number four behind the two Purple top- 
ranking stars and Fitzpatrick. The re- 
mainder of the list is composed of .lack 
Exton of Brown at number five, Al Bar- 
rows of Wesleyan at number six, Bill 
Hardy, a teammate of Anderson's, at num- 
ber seven and Hank Howell of Amherst at 
iuiml)pr eight. 

(Continued on Fourth Page I 



Annual Banquet By 
Deerfield Graduates 



The annual dinner given by the Deer- 
field Academy club of Williams College for 
the boys of that school entering next year's 
Freshman class was held Friday evening at 
tlie Phi Delta Theta House. Frank B. 
Conklin '37 presided and arranged the 
program which included short speeches by 
Headmaster and Mrs. Frank L. Boyden, 
Walter F. Sheehan '33, W. Farnsworth 
Fowle '37, John B. Swift '38, new president 
of the club, and Robert M. Buddington 
39, the group's new secretary. 

The keynote of the speeches was the 
valuable relationship between Williams 
and Deerfield, and the obligation of the 
present undergraduate Deerfield alumni to 
maintain their position on the campus 
without acquiring the label of "a privileged 
group in the snobbish and small meaning 
of the phrase." After the banquet there 
was some informal singing followed by a 
reception at the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
house where the Deerfield undergraduates 
met President Tyler W. Dennett, Dean 
Charles Keller. Dean and Mrs. Paul Bird- 
sail and other members of the faculty. 

H. Lawrence Thompson Jr. '37, head of 
the Hotchkiss club, the only other campus 
alumni organization planning any activity 
between now and Commencement has set 
May 20 as the date for a Hotchkiss dinner 
to be held at the Delta Upsilon House. 
The Governor Dummer alumni held their 
annual banquet at St. Anthony Hall April 
26, and a Kent dinner took place early in 
the fall at the Chi Psi T.«dge. The Law- 
renceville and Exeter alumni have been 
inactive as organiwtions throughout the 
year. 



College Chapel is Scene 
Of Brilliant Locke-Boyd 
Weddingover Week-end 

Miss Elizabeth CJilmor Locke, daughter 
of Dr. Edwin A. Locke, director of health 
and athletics, and Mrs. 7x)cke, and Dr. 
John Hillyer Boyd of New York City, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. William T. H. Boyd of 
Kilmarnock, Toronto were married Satur- 
day afternoon in the Thompson Memorial 
Chapel by the Reverend A. Grant Noble. 
The wedding is the first to be held in the 
Chapel for several years. 

The bride was given in marriage by her 
father, while Miss Jane Swann Ix)cke acted 
as her sister's maid of honor and Dr. Wil- 
liam Studdiford of New York City was best 
man. The wedding party included two 
brothers of Mrs. Boyd's and pther intimate 
friends of the couple who serveo as attend- 
ants and ushers with CaroUne Noble, 
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Noble serving 
as flower girl. 

The bride attended Miss Porter's School, 
and was graduated from the Presbyterian 
Hospital School of Nursing in 1936. Dr. 
Boyd, who is associated with the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia 
University, graduated from the Faculty of 
Medicine of the University of Toronto in 
J 926. He is also in attendance at Sloane 
Hospital in New York. 



Andre Philip to 
Discuss French 
Policy on Spain 

French Socialist Leader 
Will Give Last Forum 
Lecture Tonight at 8 
in Jesup Hall Delivery 

Monday, May 10 — Andre Philip, promi- 
nent iSocialist member of the French 
Chaml^er of Deputies, will lecture in Jesup 
Hall tonight at 8.00 p. m. under the aus- 
pices of the Forum. Dr. Philip's talk on 
the subject "The Foreign Policy of France 
and the Spanish Situation" constitutes the 
last Forum lecture of the season. 

Tonight's sjieaker has been professor of 
economics and finance at the University of 
Lyons for over a decade. He was made a 
member of the Finance Committee in 
charge of the Budget on Public Works 
shortly after his election to the Chamber 
last spring. Mr. Philip is also a member 
of the special committee appointed last 
June to study projects for social reform, 
and was appointed rapporteur of the 40- 
hour law, the outstanding social reform 
measure passed by the Blum government 
so far. 

Philip Studied at Sorbonne 

Dr. Philip was admitted to the French 
bar in 1926 after he had received doc- 
torates in both economics and law at the 
Sorlwnne in Paris. A representative of 
the liberal thought of the younger genera- 
tion in France, for the last ten years he 
(Continued on Beoond Page) 



Frost Lectures 
Before Record 
Jesup Audience 

Winner of Pulitzer Prize 
Attacks General Rally 
To 'Fashionable Ideas' 



Houseparty Regulations 
Are Released by Council 

1. Houses putting up girls must hand 
in to the Undergraduate Council a state- 
ment of approval from the house trustees, 
and their chaperones must live in the 
houses. 

2. The Undergraduate Council must 
have a report of all inns and boarding 
houses where the girls are staying. 

3. The Undergraduate Council must 
have a list containiiig the name of every 
girl staying on the campus that weekend. 

4. The Undergraduate Council shall 
send a copy of house party rules to all fra- 
ternities as well as to the places where the 
girls are staying. 

6. Girls are allowed to be in the dor- 
mitories from 1 1 a. m. to 7 p. m. 

6. The head of each house is responsi- 
ble for the conduct of its members at the 
dances. The head of each house is also 
responsible for the conduct of the party 
given at his house. 

7. There shall be gentlemanly conduct 
at each house and at each party. 

8. There shall be a chaperone at each 
place where the girls are staying and the 

(Oantinwd on Third Page) 



Recites His Poetry 

In Witty Speech Shows 
Himself for Individual- 
ism, Against Socialism 

A gentle protest against the tendency of 
our on-rushing age to gather in support of 
an idea simply because that idea is fashion- 
able was made Sunday by Robert Frost, 
distinguished American poet, speaking 
under the auspices of the Forum before a 
record crowd that overflowed Jesup Hall. 

Although inflicted with a cold that made 
his voice hoarse and caused him to falter 
repeatedly, the celebrated writer kept his 
listeners agog with his dry witticisms and 
his whimsical references to some of the ex- 
periences that he has had in his sixty-two 
years. Announcing no definite subject, 
he discussed mainly the question of 
socialism versus individualism, and en- 
listed himself whole-heartedly in favor of 
the latter. 

Wants Freedon) of Thought 

"Is there something wrong about a per- 
son who does not bind himself to the think- 
ing of the time," tiie speaker asked. "I 
think this is the main question." The poet 
later made answer by showing how Karl 
Marx liad not allowed himself to be tied 
down to the thinking of the day, but had 
kept himself apart and evolved a whole 
new social philosophy. "I 'vant some- 
tiililg OfT;ii(riiiaE}»rt,ifi?il0fC of iQiri'MaiX,'"' 
Mr. Frost remarked. 

Occasionally rambling in a Yankee man- 
ner the "poet of New England" compared 
the important problems of the day to un- 
important matters in much the way he 
does in his poetry. The modern rush and 
movement of the world he likened to a 
ruthless general who makes victory the 
only thought and aim of his whole being. 
Trailing along at the end of the army 
comes the Red Cross. "In this ambulance- 
like age we must remember that civiUza- 
tion should make lives — not save them," 
the poet said. 

Mr. Frost occasionally made remarks 

that left his listeners roaring with laughter. 

He reproached the modern age for having 

made a fashion of trying to abolish poverty 

(Continued on Second Page) 



U.C. Passes New Phi 
Beta Kappa Scheme 

To make the Phi Beta Kappa society 
more than just a scholastic honorary 
group, the position which it has always 
filled in the past, the Undergraduate Coun- 
cil and the Executive Committee approved 
this week the suggested functions sub- 
mitted by the officers of that group. In 
the future the society "shall be available 
as a means for bringing before adminis- 
tration and faculty the student opinion of 
and problems regarding curriculum and 
instruction." 

The three suggested functions incor- 
porated in the recently approved measure 
are as follows; (1) Any student wishing 
to express opinion or register complaint 
may submit his case in writing to a mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa. (2) The members 
of Phi Beta Kappa shall meet to investi- 
gate the vaUdity of such opinion or com- 
plaint. (3) If the opinion or complaint be 
deemed valid it will be referred to a body 
of the administration suggested by the 
president of the College. 

Furthermore, it is to be understood 
from this new agreement that the society 
does not intend in any way to infringe on 
the regular work of the administration, but 
"shall serve as a medium through which 
the administration may determine the 
reaction of the active members to adminis- 
trative and curricular policies." Tho»e 
members of Phi Beta Kappa who signed 
the measure were W. Farnsworth Fowle, 
Julius S. Glaser, Clinton V. Hawn, and 
William A. Rahiirsr. 



Cap and Bells to Present 
Double Bill Over Weekend 



Wolfe '38 to Read Poem 
At Amherst Conference 

Marshall J. Wolfe '38, has been 
chosen by the English department to 
represent Williams at a poetry con- 
ference at Amherst on the evening 
of May 10, Albert H. Licklider, J. 
Inland Miller professor of American 
history, literature, and eloquence, an- 
nounced this week. Wolfe will com- 
pete with delegates from five other 
New England colleges for a $100 
award, based on the quality of compo- 
sition of some original work as well as 
the manner of delivery. 

Following a dinner in the IjOrd Jeff 
Inn, the representatives of Mt. Hol- 
yoke, Smith, Mass. State, Amherst, 
Wesleyan, and Williams will render 
their own contributions to the contest. 
These may be either one long poem 
or a group of shorter works. The 
judges of the contest have not yet 
been decided upon. Wolfe says he 
does not intend to prepare any new 
material, but to make use of work he 
has done in the past. 

Poll Reveals 56 
Seniors Will Do 
Graduate Work 

39 Already Have Business 
Posts With 21 Planning 

,._ to Study, at Harvard ; 
Only 20 Still Undecided 

In contrast to a year ago when thirty 
members of the graduating class were un- 
decided as to future occupation, only 
twenty from the class of 1937 will graduate 
without some definite plan, while thirty- 
nine will step immediately into paying po- 
sitions from cap and gown. Further sta- 
tistics in a poll conducted by The Record 
reveal that fifty-six have elected to pursue 
graduate study in the United States and 
abroad with one sole representative of the 
out-going group abandoning both work 
and study for a year of "travel and fun." 

Whereas Harvard claimed only nine 
members of the class of 1936, twenty-one 
this year will pursue graduate work in 
Cambridge, while four will go to New- 
Haven, and two each to N. Y. U. and 
Johns Hopkins. Registration at Law, 
Medical, and Graduate Schools remains 
stable, but the number selecting Business 
School for post-degree work is more than 
double the figure in 1936. 

Colman, Lewis to Coach 

Journalism and Insurance have at- 
tracted five and six members of the Senior 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Triumph Over Adelphic 
Union Assures Amherst 
Of 'Trophy of Trophies' 

Even the Adelphic Union's use of Pop- 
eye the sailor man as a typical example of 
culture gone astray under modern indus- 
trialism, failed to swing more than one of 
the three judges of their debate with the 
I^rd Jeffs at Amherst last Friday to the 
contention that modern industrialism is 
increasingly detrimental to culture. The 
point towards the Trophy of Trophies gar- 
nered by the Sabrinas in winning the de- 
bate, 2-1, gives them a total of thirteen 
points to guarantee them possession of the 
plaque for another year. 

Maintaining that industrialism is not 
detrimental to culture, the Amherst team 
pointed out that the increased quantity of 
leisure time provided for the working 
classes through improved methods of pro- 
duction, has given them an opportunity 
for acquiring culture such as they have 
never had before. They also argued that 
a new type of culture has grown up in the 
social sciences which is shar{)ening to the 
intellect, while the Williams debaters con- 
(Oontlnued on Third P«t» 



'Waiting for Lefty' and 
Shaw Vehicle Will Open 
Houseparty Festivities 
This Thursday Evening 

Thursday night at 8.30 is curtain time 
for the second of the productions to be pre- 
sented under the rejuvenated Cap and 
Bells, Inc., How He Lied to Her Hus- 
band, by George Bernard Shaw, and 
Waiting for Lefty, by Clifford Odets, which 
will be shown at the WiUiamstown Opera 
House on Friday evening as well as the 
opening night. 

The former of the two one-act plays 
which are to make up the latest undergrad- 
uate bill is Shaw's own parody of his 
Candida, written shortly before, and cur- 
rently revived on Broadway by Katherine 
Cornell. A new twist to a conventional 
plot is provided by Henry Apjohn, a 
pseudo-aesthete who looks to prizefighting 
for a profession and is portrayed by the 
popular campus favorite, J. Judson Mor- 
gan '38. 



Owing to a complete sell out Friday 
night, the only seats available are for 
the Thursday evening performance. 
These tickets may V)e procured from 
house representatives, Hart's Phar- 
macy, or at the Cap and Bells office 
on the fourth floor of Jesup Hall daily 
at 12:40. Standing room tickets will 
be on sale at the box office Friday 
night. 

Theodore H, Noehren '38 
G. Hitch Tryon '38 

Co-Business Managers 



He makes love and writes poetry to 
Mrs. Aurora Bumpus and hastens to a.ssure 
her husband, Teddy, a big, blustering, 
middle-class Englishman portrayed by 
Allan B. Neal '40, replacing John F. 
Dingwall in the cast, that his attitude is 
one of "cold indifference". He confesses 
following Bumpus' uncovering of some of 
the actual verse as evidence, and all join 
in approving a plan to publish the poems 
written Mrs. Bumpus under the title of the 
play. 

'Lefty' Based on Taxi Strike 

The second part of the bill, Waiting 
for Lefty, by Clifford Odets, was fii-st pre- 
sented by the Group Theatre in New 
York in 1935 and consists of a series of 
tableaux based on the taxi strike in New 
York the year before. It is a group of 
episodes depicting the downtrodden of 
society and the quarrel of the drivere with 
the union leaders, with the interests of 
capital at heart. I^cfty is the leader of the 
laV)or forces. 

(Continued on Tiiird Page) 



New 'GuP To Appear 
DuringHouseparties 

New features, including a larger sized 
edition, more pictures, and a change in the 
fraternity section, will mark the 1938 
Gxdidmensian which is scheduled to make 
its appearance on the Williams campus 
during house party week-end. 

The editors of this year's annual have in- 
creased the size of the pages from eight by 
ten to nine by twelve inches, but the price 
will remain at five dollars per copy. A light 
grey cover, containing a block purple W in 
the center has also been planned for the 
new Gul. 

Refleeting the undergraduate trend of 
recent years towards more pictures of the 
"candid camera" variety, the 1938 f?ul will 
contain a large number of informal snap- 
shots, depicting college life as well as the 
usual number of posed pictures. 

Douglas E. Johnston and John C. Jay, 
Jr. '38, editor-in-chief and managing editor 
respectively, have likewise introduced a 
change in the fraternity section where the 
fraternity seals, used in p«st editions of the 
Ovl will be replaced by pictures of frater- 
nity pins. 

During the Senior class elections, held 
March 10, John C. Goodbody '37 was 
elected class historian and acting in this 
capacity, be has written the story of 1937'b 
four college yearsforthenewOuitelmenatan. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1987 



The Williams Record 

Published Tuesday nnd Saturday by Students of WiUiama College 



Entered at Pittanold post office as second class matter February 28, 1921 
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Vol. Bl 



May II, 1937 



No. 12 



MAKING THE LOCK TO FIT THE KEY 

The Phi Beta Kappa key has for so many years served a purely decor- 
ative purpose, doing nothing more arduous than dangle from its wearer's 
watch-chain, that few have ever suspected the existence of a lock it might 
fit. Until very recently, indeed, there was no such lock, but within the 
last week the members of the local Phi Beta Kappa chapter have thrown 
customary procedure into reverse by creating a lock to fit the key, and 
from this date forward, the key which signifies scholastic distinction will 
also serve to open doors to greater understanding between administration, 
faculty, and undergraduates. 

There is every reason why the ranking scholars of each Senior Class 
should assume a large part of the liaison work between the teachers and 
the taught. Their intimate and distinguished connections with the cur- 
riculum qualifies them ahead of any other organization to receive and act 
upon the complaints of the undergraduates in regard to curriculum and 
instruction. Certainly the students will feel freer to speak frankly about 
such matters to an undergraduate group than they would to the members 
of the faculty or administration. 

Only two things can seriously impede the progress of Phi Beta Kappa 
along its proposed lines. The first and more fundamental of the two is the 
possible unwillingness of the undergraduates at large to file any opinions 
or complaints with the society. In respect to such an eventuality we can 
only say that by mantaining silence when they have legitimate reason 
for suggestion or protest, the students will only be cutting their own 
throats. 

The other possibility concerns the administration and faculty, who, 
if they decide to ignore the recommendations of Phi Beta Kappa on any 
question, can put an effective, though undesirable, stop to its activity. 
However, inasmuch as the faculty is well represented in the Williams 
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, it appears unlikely that this contingency will 
ever arise. 

Assuming, then, that the students and faculty will cooperate with 
the society in its efforts to be of constructive service to the College, we 
foresee a period of unprecedented activity and usefulness for Phi Beta 
Kappa at Williams. 



Poll Reveals 56 Will 
Try Graduate Work 

(Continued from First Page) 
class reypectively, while eight will teach. 
Numbered among these is Richard W. 
Oolman, who has been added to the de- 
jm. 'ment of physical education at Wil- 
li;. 'us, and Daniel G. Lewis, captain of last 
- ' on's football team, who will coach two 
sports as well as teach at Milton Academy. 

Surprising is the drop in the number 
electing advertising for a career, only three 
desiring to enter this particular branch of 
business. Three also have chosen banking 
as a vocation, while two will be publishers, 
and two will enter the Government Serv- 
ice. 

Francis B. Sayre, Jr. has chosen the 
ministry for a profession, while W. Farns- 
worth Fowle, recently elected Rhodes 
Scholar, will spend the first of two years at 
Oxford University in England. Twenty- 
one seniors hope to be law'yers, and eleven 
will pursue medicine. Among graduate 
schools drawing only one member of the 
class of 1 937 are Columbia, Cornell, 
Northwestern, M. I. T., and Western 
Reserve. 



Walter H. Fuclis 
A. Lincoln Gannon 
Frederick H. Gaakell 
C. Donald Gates 
Philip O. Geier, Jr. 
Morris Geller 
Huntington K. Gilbert 



Banking 
Undecided 
Undecided 
Undecided 
Harvard Business School 
Medical School 
Undecided 



Rutherford S. Gilfillan U. of Buffalo Medical School 
Julius S. Glaser 

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 



A. Pelton Adams 
S. Bradley Adams, II 
Marden D. Ambrose 
Nils Andgrson, Jr. 
William G. Arniatrong 
James F. Bagley 
John H. Ballantine, Jr. 
Edward G. Ballard 
James J. Beha 
Robert Bennett 
William K. Bennett, Jr. 
Jack M. Berkson 
Robert C. Black, III 
Thomas C. Blick 
Stephen A. Blossom 
Robert W. Booth 
Austin Boyd, Jr. 
C. Stuart Brown 
Thomas V. Bryant 
Peter A. Bunce 
William A. Burns, Jr. 
Donald V. Buttenhcini 
Charles B. Gampbell 
Thomas B. Cantwell 
Earl J. Carpenter 
John I*. Causey 
William I,. Chapman, Jr 
Wiliiain R. Chapninn 
Herbert H. CInrk, Jr. 
A. Thomna Clement, Jr. 
Harry h. Coderre, Jr. 
Richard W. C'olnmn 
Frank B. Conklin 

Webster L. Cowden 

Alfred C. Coxe. Jr. 

Robert W. Darling 

John B. Davis 

Samuel F. Davis 

Northrup Dnw,ion, ,Ir. 

John F. Dingwall 

Edward E. Dissell, Jr, 

William Everdell, III 

Chapin Fay 

Robert W. Ficken 

Giles F. Filley 

Frank M. Foley 

W. Farnsworth Fowle 

EdBon F. Fowler 

David h. Francis 



Half year at Williams 

Automobile Industry 

Electrical Business 

Bakelite Co. 

Undecided 

Business 

Yale Graduate School 

Business 

Law School 

Business 

Graduate work 

Business 

Business 

Insurance 

Journalism 

Trinity CDllege, Cambridge 

BuainesiS 

Maryland Coal & Coke Co. 

Business 

Undecided 

Harvard Law School 

Publishing 

Harvard Business School 

Harvard Law Scihool 

Undecided 

Harvard Law School 

r. Business 

Business 

Insurance 

Insurance 

Undecided 

Physical Education 

Teaching 

Business 

Law School 

Undecided 

Business School 

General Electric 

Advertising 

Plascon Co. 

Undecitled 

Vale Law School 

Harvard Business School 

Harvard Business School 

General Chemical Co. 

L'ndecided 

Oxford University 

Northwestern Medical School 

Journalism 



Irving GolUm.an ^^ 

John C. Goodbody 
Thomas S. Green 
Richard S. Greene 
Robert J. Grody 
John C. Guthrie 
Herbert L. Gutterson, Jr. 
Charles B. Hanan 
Samuel D. Harkness 
Frank P. Harvey 
Kenneth M. Hatcher 
Clinton V, Hawn 
Robert S. Henderson 
Edwin B. Heyes, Jr. 
S. Billingsley Hill 
Richard M. Hillman 
A. Sieber Bollinger 
William J. Howe 
C. Blackmer Humphrey 
Thornton F. Jackson 
Paul M. Jacobs 
Robert H. Jerosch 
Syndey T. Jones, Jr. 
Chester W. Jordan 
William R, Katzenberg 
Barclay A. Kingman 



. Law School 

Journalism 

Government 

Undecided 

Business 

Travel and fun 

Journalism 

Harvard Business School 

Quaker Oats Co. 

Teaching 

Harvard Business School 

Harvard Medical School 

Government 

Harvard Business School 

Undecided 

Steel 

Harvard Law School 

Chemical Research 

Undecided 

Merchandising 

Harvard Law School 

Teaching 

Business 

Life Insurance 

Printing business 

J. J. Newberry Co. 



< 'liarles K. Swan 

Henry L. Thompson, Jr. 

Alexumler L. Thuinsou 

Arthur H. Tibbits 

Thomas P. Treadwuy, Jr. 

Edward Underhill 

Edward L. Vogt 

Robert B. Wetler 

Joseph NL Whitehead '. 

Lawrence E. Wikander . 

W. Wani Willett 

Jerry P. Woodhall Johns Hopkins Medical School 

Uichard H. Woodrow J'arvard Business Schoii 



Undecided 

Business 

M.I.T. Business School 

Harvanl Law School 

Vale Law School 

Harvard Law School 

Harvanl Law School 

Harvard Law School 

Undecided 

. Undecided 

l'ndecided 



French Socialist Leader to 
Give Last Forum Lecture 

(Continued from First Page) 

has been active in the European youth 
movement for peace and democracy. He 
is a member of the executive committee of 
the French Christian Student Movement. 

His wide travels have included trips to 
India where he was associated with Gandhi 
and other leaders of the nationalist move- 
ment. Mr. Phihp has not only lectured 
and studied in the United States but has 
also worked in industrial plants here in 
order to gain first-hand knowledge of our 
working conditions. He studied for three 
summers in England and for one year at 
the University of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Philip speaks English fluently and is 
known as a brilliant lecturer. His pub- 
lished works include Modem England, 
Labor Problems in the United States, 
Christianiiy and Socialism, all printed in 
French, and Modern India, published in 
English. Dr. Philip made a previous lec- 
ture tour of the country in 1932, when he 
spoke at numerous colleges and universi 
ties. 



Robert Frost Lectures to 
Record Audience in Jesup 

(Continued from First Page) 
and "quoted" from the Bible to prove that 
contention: ''For Christ's sake, forget the 
poor some of the time." The only thing 
he likes about the stock exchange, he said, 
is that it has given us the expression "take 
stock in something," which, he said, is a 
perfect summation of the attitude taken 
by most fashionable people toward the 
great problems of the day. 



Notices 



Elihu I. Klein Western Reserve Medical School 

Peter J. Lamb, Jr. Business 

Gray B. Larkum Aetna Life Insurance 

Daniel G. Lewis Teaching and Coaching 

John P. Lins Bond House 

Robert N. Lord Albany Medical College 

B. B. Vincent Lyon, Jr. Business 
William L. MacVane, Jr. 

Johns Hopkins Medical School 



Edward V. Franklin 
Robert B. Franklin 



N.V.U. Architectural School 
; Undecided 



Robert D. McCoun 
James P. Mnllon 
Philip K. Mantius 
Frederic C. Marston 
Raymond K. Meixsell 
John F. Meyer 
Robert B. Meyerahurg 
Edward J. Michelson 
Robert Mills 
Frank E. Mosher 
Frederick P. Muir 
Robert Neal 
Norman L, Xewhall, Jr 
Robert deR. Newkirk 
George P. Norton, Jr. 
Edward A. O'Neill 
Robert B. Parker, Jr. 
Robert C Patterson 
Herman B. Peek 
David E. Pitcher, Jr. 
David Prouty 
William A. Rahiil 
John D. Reeves 
Charles A. Reynolds, Jr 
William W. Reynolds 
Waring Roberta 
George P. Rogers 
Robert F. Ro.senhurg 
Charles B. Russell 
Arthur G. Sachtleben 
William H. Sawyer. Ill 
Francis B. Sayre. Jr. 
Stednian Seay 
John C. Selvage 
A. Kntsely Smith 
Dean C Smith, Jr. 
William B. Sprague 
Edward L. Stanley 
Henry T. Stanton 
Arthur H. Stanwood 
Felix Starr 
William W. Steel 
Eldon Stowell 



Advertising 

Undecided 

Undecided 

Graduate work 

N.V.U. Business School 

Harvard Business School 

Medical School 

Journalisni 

Business School 

Study in France 

Business 

Lumber 

Cornell Law School 

Belling 

Undecided 

Publishing 

Advertising 

Undecided 

Teaching 

Colundiia Law School 

American Optical Co. 

Investment Banking 

Teaching 

Teaching 

Insurance 

Law 

Harvard I.^w School 

Insurance 

I..aw School 

Investment Banking 

Business 

Union Theological Seminary 

Undecided 

Tuck Business College 

Law School 

Business 

Theatre 

Bethlehem Steel 

Business 

Burr, Gannett, A Co. 

Medical School 

Graduate School 

Textilea 



Deutsche Verein The Deutscher Verein 
will hold its third and 
last meeting of the^year on Tuesday eve- 
ning at 8.00 p. m. at Mr. Safford's resi- 
dence. The evening will be devoted to 
singing German songs. 



Erratum Notice The Record wishes to 
correct an error in the 
announcement of the new Sketch business 
board which appeared last issue. Louis O. 
Wheeler '38 has been appointed business 
manager, while Edward M. Dodd '39 is 
now assistant business manager. 



Passport Notice Irving H. Gamwell, 
Clerk of Courts for 
Berkshire County, will be in the district 
court room on Bank Street in North 
Adams on Tuesday evening, May 18, 1937, 
at 7.30 o'clock to take the applications for 
passports from Williams rhen. Each appli- 
cant sliould furnish two photographs of 
himself on flexible paper three inches 
square with light background. He should 
also furnish a certificate of the date and 
place of his birth, and be accompanied by 
an identifying witness unless he produces a 
previous passport issued to him. The 
charges amount to $10.24. Passports are 
usually forwarded within ten days after 
they have been applied for. Application 
blanks will be mailed upon request. 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY, MAY 10 
8.00 p. m.— The Forum presents Andre 
Philip, noted French economist who 
will speak on "The Foreign Policy of 
France and the Spanish Situation." 
Jesup Hall. 

TUESDAY, MAY 11 
2.00 p. m.— New England Intercollegiate 
tennis matches. Sage and Lynde 
Lane courts. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 
2.00 p. m.— Finals of the New England 
Intercollegiate tennis matches. Sage 
courts. 

Freshman Baseball. Williams vs. Deer- 
field. Deerfield. 
Freshman Tennis. Williams vs. Deer- 
field. Deerfield. 
4.00 p. m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams 
V8. Union. Weston field. 
Varsity Golf. Williams vs. Union. 
Schenectady. 

FRIDAY, MAY 14 
4.00 p. m.— Varsity Track. Williams vs. 
Amherst. Amherst. 
Varsity Golf. Williams vs. Holy Cross. 
Worcester. 



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IIUIIIIIIHIHIMHUII • •Hlillllllllllg 
Years Ago I 
■■■■■■■■■■■■•■•■•■■■••■•••••■< ■• " ' ■■•■•■■■••i' 

26 YEARS AGO — Newton lowei-s tinii' 
for mile run uh Ani- 
lierat track teuna is deoiitivoly defeated 85- 
41. . . . Slieridan'w The Critic piesented l>,v 
dap atul Bells . . ■ JoluiHoii '14 elfict<!(l 
MttiiaKor of 1912-1913 Handbook. . . . 
SlionH' home run features sijcctaeular de- 
feat of Yale by Purple 2-1, wliile DaviH 
liniitH opposition to five hits. 



19 YEARS AGO — In annual session 
Board of TruHtees sus- 
pends requirement that sophomortNs live in 
dormitories. . . Track team bcKins season 
with victory, downing Union 71-40 . . . . 
Uariane of long hits nets baseball team 
victory over Springfield 6-1. .. . Goodrich 
'19 and Powci's '20 to lead musical clul)s. . . 
Batting fest and comedy of errors feature 
victory over Wesleyan 13-11. 



12 YEARS AGO— Chapman and Ely '2(1 
chosen president and 
vice president of W.C.A. . . . Purple teimis 
team under Banks triumphs over Penn. . . . 
Faculty proposes rule among bittle Three 
making Freshmen ineligible for varsity 
U-ams. . . . Sabrinas lose to Purple track- 
irien as winners take nine firsts to conquer 
livals 79-50. . . . Drew smashes two dual 
meet records. . . . Battery of Coe and Clem- 
ent stars in victory over Wesleyan 7-2 



7 YEARS AGO— St. Stephen's route< 
by Ephinen 24-0. . . . 
T<!nnls team twice successful as fast, ag- 
(^ressive play of Capt. Slieaff's men routs 
Howdoin and B.U. t<!ams 8-1 and T-0. . . . 
Purple nine downs Trinity and We.sleyan 
3-1 and 4-3. . . . Miller and Duck lead 
Krosh tracksters to iK)-18 victory ovei- 
Albany High with two wins apiece. 



'Waiting for Lefty' 
Features Drama Bill 

(Continued (rom First Pane) 
The set is designed by Sally Brownell, 
who did much of the work for the Sum- 
mer Theatre last season, and is executed 
hy the technical staff of Cap and Bells. 
William llooney, professional New York 
direcjtor, will handle Waiting fur Lefly 
from backstage, while supervising the 
Shaw production under the ilirection of 
Taleott B. Clapp '38. The easts; (in 
order of appearance). 

Hoip He Lied lo Her Husband 
He ,(. .Fudson Morgan '38 

She Betty Zimmerman 

Her Husband AMan B. Neal '40 

Wailing for Leftij 
Fatt Goidon T. Kay '38 

Joe Charles B. Hanan '37 

Edna Ruth Cleveland 

Fayette Robert S. Schultz, HI '39 

Miller Taleott B. Clapp '38 

Florie Betty Lindeman 

Clayton John W. Moi-se '40 

Stenographer Rowena Goddard 

Young Actor .lames D. Leland '38 

O'Grady Gordon T. Kay '38 

Dr. Barnes E. Douglas Horning '40 

Dr. Benjamin ,Io.seph C. Clement, Jr. '39 
Agate .lames F. Stiles '40 

and the following who are voices: 
Paul M. Aubry '40, James R. Adams '40, 
George W. McKay '38, Bruce H. Burn- 
ham '39, H. I-awrence Whittemore '39, 
James H. Adams '39, Edwin C. Rendall 
'39, Robeit R. Clave '40, and l-amar D. 
Whiteher '39. 



Linksmen Win, Lose 
Two at New Haven 



Brown Turned Back 5-4 
After Purple Bows 8-1, 
6-3 to Harvard, Indians 



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PLUMBING - HEATING 



Amherst Defeats Adelphie 
Union to Retain Trophy 

(Continued from First Page) 
tended that this is an inferior eulture and 
that industrialism has led to a sacrifiee of 
((uality for quantity. 

OpeninM: for the affirmative, Keith F. 
MeKeun '38 traeed the history of world 
cnlluic from hefore the Industiial Revo- 
lution to the present day, while Murray S. 
Stedman '39 later argued that- today, in- 
stead of eornluK to eollene for a liheral edu- 
cation, the student thinks only in terms 
of nnikiuK lots of money after he ^ets out 
and tends to take tho.se eourses whieh will 
he the greatest finaneial asset lo him, 
rather than tliose whieh are the most 
pulturul. 

Philip R. Pt^ers '39, in eross examining 
lloraee W. .loidan sueneeded ordy in 
making the lattci' admit that Henry Ford 
was a line example of a eultureless indus- 
trialist who considers eulture the "bunk" 
as was brought out in his libel suit against 
the Chicago Tribune in 1919. H. Stuart 
Hughes fared little better in questioning 
McKean. 

.lohii R. Keith, in his rebuttal for the 



The Williams linksmen dropped matches 
to Harvard and Dartmouth before finally 
edging Brown, 5-4, Saturday afternoon for 
their only victory of the three-game trip to 
New Haven. The Crimson won all but the 
number one singles encounter, which 
Frank Gillett captured one up on the nine- 
teenth green, to swamp the Ephmen, 8-1, 
on Friday afternoon, while Dartmouth 
caught the Purple on Saturday morning to 
take Coach Baxter's six into camp, 6-3. 
Even the Brown engagement was in doubt 
until Sully O'Sullivan and Gene Strass- 
burger captured the third foursome match 
5 and 4. 

Bro Evans at number two was the only 
Williams golfer beside Gillett to come close 
to victory on Friday, dropping his round to 
Enos of Harvard 4 and 2. A sweep in the 
foursome matches, of which that played by 
Gillett and Evans was the closest, 2 and 1, 
completed the rout by the Crimson. 
Gillett Recovers Against Brown 
Evans, in the number one spot against 
the Indians Saturday morning, was barely 
nosed out by Jacob.son, who finished with a 
spurt on the incoming nine to take the 
Ephman 3 and 1. The Purple's only 
points accrued when Louie Krauthoff took 
his match at number five, 2 and 1, and 
teamed with O'Sullivan, also a singles win- 
ner, to take the third foursome match, 3 
and 2. 

Against Brown, Gillett returned to form 
lo beat his man 4 and 2 at number two, 
and teamed with Evans to repeat in the 
foursome. O'Sullivan contiimed his bril- 
liant work of the morning, using Strass- 
burger as a paitner in jjlace of Krauthoff, 
and this duo, with two singles victories and 
a 5 and 4 decision in foursome play, pro- 
vided the slim margin that meant the only 
win in three starts foi' the week-end. 



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negative, showed that although today we 
did have such things as burlesque shows 
besides our more profitable forms of en- 
tertainment, the same was true of the 
Romans who had gladiator fights. Sted- 
nuvn, however, chose to devote his allotted 
five minutes to a summary of the argu- 
ment already presented. 



Houseparty Rules Released 
by Undergraduate Council 

(Continued from First Page) 
chaperones shall be informed of the 
house party rules. 

9. Chaperones shall be present when 
the girls arrive and shall not leave until 
the girls do. 

10. Each house shall notify the Under- 
graduate Council (Secretary) of the names 
of the chaperones and the places where the 
girls are staying three days before the 
hou.se iiarties. 

1 1 . House chaperones must be present 
at the dances given by their house. 

12. Any house convicted by the Un- 
dergraduate Council of violating the.se 
rules shall forfeit its right to give house- 
parties for one year. (In connection with 
this article it is to be noted that violation 
of the agreement by any individual .shall 
not be considered a violation of the house 
giving the party at which the violation 
occurs, if, in the opinion of the Under- 
graduate Council, that house has lived up 
to the agreement to the best of its ability 
and has done all in its power to prevent 
any violation of the agreement in the 
house.) 

13. Any case of individual violation of 
the agreement may be under the juris- 
diction of the Undergraduate Council. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1M7 



Track Victory Feature of Sucessful Sports Weekend 



TrackmenHand 
Wesleyan First 
Set-Back^ 75-60 

Tie Visitors in Title Race 
As Cook Wins Quarter, 
Running Unofficial 49.0 

Purple Get 9 Firsts 

Holzer Takes High-Scoring 
Honors with 15 Points 



Nine Williams trackmen turned in the 
beat performances of their college careers 
on wind-swept Weston field Saturday 
afternoon, as the Purple forces won nine 
firsts and nine seconds to hand Wesleyan its 
first defeat of the year, 75-60, and t« sky- 
rocket Coach Tony Plansky's hopes of 
wresting the mythical Little Three title 
away from Amherst, which has held it for 
the last four years. The Cardinals beat 
Amherst, 70)^-643^, last week, and Wil- 
liams will face the crucial test next Satur- 
day. 

The College record in the quarter fell 
unofficially under the flying feet of Tiffy 
Cook, who held a large crowd spell-bound 
with his polished running and brought 
cheers from it with the announcement of 
liis 49-second timing, which was disallowed 
however, because of a favoring breeze. 
He also ripped off a 21.7 furlong to finish 
three yards in front of Pete Gallagher, who 
had previously taken a second in the quar- 
ter fifteen yards behind Cook. 
Clarke Unable to Run 

In the 100 Gallagher breasted the tape 
himself, as the timekeepers snapped down 
on 10 seconds flat, his best perfornmnce to 
date. Eddie Whitaker came in a yard be- 
liind to tie for second with Aylsworth. 
Wesleyan's stellar sprintman and captain, 
Clarke, who has twice beaten Cook in the 
quprter, was unable to enter any of the 
Mttsi (s this week, having pulled a ham- 
atririt! muscle in the Amherst meet. 

\iia.m Rog Moore displayed beautiful 
i ';i ui in both hurdle events, not touching a 
single stick as he led Nils Anderson across 
the finish line in the highs at 15.5 and in the 
lows at 24.8. He coasted home in the 
highs to miss the College record by one- 
fifth of a second, but tied the record in the 
lows once again. 

The two mile was the most thrilling race 
of the afternoon, as Bill Collens and Bay 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 



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Three Juniors Selected 
For Athletic Committee 



David P. Close, Donald A. Brown, and 
Douglas T. Yates '38 have been elected to 
Mr. A. V. Osterhout's undergraduate 
athletic committee,, it was announced by 
the 1938 Undergraduate Council Thurs- 
day. 

Close, as captain of Soccer, Yates, as 
manager of Baseball, and Brown, repre- 
senting the Undergraduate Council, form a 
committee whose "essential function is to 
recommend and to suggest as to athletic 
activities and to advise in such matters to 
the benefit of the college, its alumni, and 
student body." 



Purple Crew Loses 
In Race with A.I.C. 



New Shell Arrives From 
Kent in Time for Race; 
3000 See Close Finish 



315 Plymeufh Ct., Chicago^ III. 



Leading by a little less than three- 
quarters of a length at the finish, the 
American International College crew of 
Springfield defeated the Williams Rowing 
Club eight Saturday afternoon in the first 
intercollegiate race ever held on Lake 
Pontoosuc. Pulling ahead in the last few 
strokes, the Internats edged out their tir- 
ing opponents in the time of 5:47 for the 
mile course before a wildly enthusiastic 
crowd of 3,000. 

At the crack of the starter's pistol the 
A.LC. eight jumped into a short lead 
which the Purple oarsmen gained back in 
the next fifteen strokes only to be stopped 
when Frank Hurley, the Internat's number 
seven man, broke an oar and Captain Jay 
agreed to start the race over again. 
Purple Spurts to Lead 

Getting 39 strokes in in the first minute, 
the Williams oarsmen jumped to a ten foot 
lead on the second start and Kelso Davis 
quickly lowered the beat to 32 while the 
Internats held their pace slightly higher 
in an attempt to gain Incfk this advantage. 
At the half-mile mark they drew up even 
and over the next quarter-mile the lead 
changed hands several times as each cox 
called for power tens which would give 
their boats momentary advantages which 
were quickly regained by a matching spurt 
from the rival eight. 

Coming into the fiwi quarter the boats 
were still neck and neck but the Springfield 
eight responded beautifully to stroke Jim 
Nesworthy's increased pace while the 
Purple oaramen, although ui;ged to a beat 
of forty by cox George Loveless, did not 
have the reserve power to mat«h this 
sprint. 

(OeaUniwd ea mitta Pm*) 



Williams Favored in 
New England Tennis 

(Continued (rem Pint Page) 
Benjamin Dwight, chairman of the 
Tennis Umpires' Association and leading 
figure at all important Forest Hills tour- 
naments of recent years, has come to 
Williamstown in an official capacity to 
supervise the umpiring at the series of 
matches. Court conditions at Spring- 
field forced the shift, and while spectators 
will 1)0 denied the privilege of seeing Yale, 
with its ace Howie Stephens and the sen- 
sational Bill Hinchliffe, top-notch tennis 
can be expected for the entire three-day 
stretch. 

Doubles Pairings Drawn Tonight 
Pairings for the doubles will be drawn 
this evening as the large field enters its 
second day of singles competition. Tour- 
nament rules forbid entering more than 
four singles an 1 two doubles combinations, 
and Coach Ed Bullock has yet to name his 
doubles selections who will take the court 
for the initial test tomorrow afternoon. 

Eight points are required to take per- 
manent possession of the covet«d trophy 
in the competition for which each winner 
is accorded a single point and each runner- 
up one half point. Dartmouth at present 
leads with A^i, followed by Yale with 2, 
M. I. T. and Amherst with 1 each, and 
Springfield with 14- The list of nine 
competitoi's this season includes Amherst, 
Brown, Dartmouth, M. I. T., Providence, 
Springfield, Trinity, Wesleyan, and Wil- 
liams. 

Yacht Club Wins in 
First Home Regatta 

Conquers Both Amherst 
and Faculty in Dinghy 
Matches on Pontoosuc 



Sailing to victoiy in its initial home 
regatta, the Williams Yacht Club defeated 
a group of Amheret helmsmen thirteen to 
eleven Saturday in a series of dinghy races 
over the wind-swept waters of Lake Pon- 
toosuc, and continued in its stride to 
swamp two faculty crews Sunday after- 
noon by a fifteen to nine count. 

The Amherst sailois sliowed such ability 
at the helm that the Outcome of the series 
of four races was constantly in doubt until 
Orrin E. Jones '39, high-scorer of the meet 
with seven points, won his final match 
race to assure the Williams navigators of a 
victory. The Purple' crews had less need 
to extend themselves in Sunday's races 
against four faculty sailors who made up 
in effort what they lacked in abiUty. 
Jones, Abberley. Sail for Purple 

Both series were sailed in match races 
between the individual boats of class D 
dinghies and Dublin one-designs. Al- 
though the two WiUiams helmsmen, Jones 
and John J. Abberl^ '39, gave WiUiams 
an early lead on Saturday, Commodore 
Schuyler Hoffman of the visitors kept his 
team in such close running that the out- 
come hinged on tbe final event of two 
match races. 

In the first of these, Abberley, starting 
ahead of his opponent, allowed the Am- 
herst crew to spht tacks and overtake him 
on the windward leg of the triangular 
course, passed themf|on the long leeward 
leg only to lose th^ lead at the second 
mark, and trailed the Lord Jeff boat to the 
finish on the final leg. Jones, however, 
pulled the n\atch outpf the fire in the final 
race, taking the lead it the start and hold- 
ing it to the finish kiving Williams the 
victory. jj 

The Sunday series, although not dis- 
playing an excess <Jf sailing technique, 
proved highly amusing to both the par- 
ticipants and the spectators. The in- 
structor's team consisted of Coaches Bob 
Muir and Tony Plansky, John Fanshawe 
of the geology department, the only fac- 
ulty winner, and Dean Nathan Starr. 
Features of the afternoon were Plansky's 
feat of rounding the first mark as the 
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Jarvis, Kingman Conquer 
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Wins from Middlebury 

The Williams tennis team got off to an 
auspicious start in its match against a 
strong Dartmouth team on the Sage 
courts Friday when Bare Kingman and Al 
Jarvis both scored upsets, but the rest of 
the team could not hold the pace and the 
Big Green finally won out, 5-3, after over 
four hours of continuous play. The net- 
men blew off steam next day by trimming 
a weak Middlebury team, 8-1 . 

Bare Kingman exhibited his best tennis 
of the season as he outplayed Norm Ander- 
son, Dartmouth ace, both from the back- 
court and at the net. The Williams cap- 
tain frequently passed his opponent at the 
net and shot fast placements to the comers 
to win at 8-6, 6-3. In the longest match 
of the day, Jarvis had a backcourt slugging 
duel with Bill Harty, finally winning 
on an 11-9 third set by going to the net 
against his hard-hitting opponent. 
Doubles Win for Green 

Although Bob Weller playing number 
four, rallied from a poor start to defeat 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 



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crossing the line twelve minutes after the 
starting gun had signalled the beginning of 
the race. The Yacht Club was repre- 
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at the moment and emerged first in all but 
one race to garner a 15 to 9 victory. 



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Williams Loses 
10-0, Wins 5-1 in 
Week-end Bouts 

Purple Scores 5 Runs in 
Fifth with Middlebury; 
Vermont Pitcher Bests 
Fuchs, Hadley Saturday 

While iMirtsider Tom Bryant fouiul it 
within his power to pitch a 5-1 victorj' 
over Middlebury Friday afternoon Uw the 
third Purple triumph of the seaHon, the 
combined efforts of Shanty Fuclis and 
"Bump" Hadley the following day at 
Burlington were of no avail as a powerful 
Vermont nine slugged its way to a 10-0 
shutout over Charlie Caldwell's outfit. 
Jack Bedell, Catamount mound acp, al- 
lowed the Williams batters but five hits, 
while his teammates reached Fuchs for 
eight hi the fii-st five innings, and Hailley 
for six In the last four. 

All five of the Purple tallies in the Mid- 
dlebury contest came in the fifth Inninn as 
Gus Gustafson, Panther pitcher, was un- 
able to stem the Williams nine which look 
advantage of a sloppy Infield to bilnn In 
five runners on only two hits and a walk. 
Hank Stanton reached first on a shortstop 
error and easily advanced to second as 
Barny Boehin failed to stop Blair Cleve- 
land's line drive. Then Mike Ijitvis 
sacrificed, Tom Bryant wa.s offered a ticket 
to fiifft, and Put Pattei'son drove In Stan- 
ton uiid Cleveland. Eddie Stanley sinnled 
while Phil Stearns hatting numlier four, 
knocked out a double which brought in 
Bryant, Patterson, and Stanley for the li- 
nal Purple scores of the afternoon. 

After he succeeded In rctirinK the 
Williams batters, Gustafson was replaced 
on the mound by Guild, and the visitors 
were held to but one hit during the lenuiin- 
Ing four innings. Middlebury wait^'d 
until the seventh Inning l)efore making its 
bid, when left fielder Anderson readied 
Bryant for a triple, scoring uie niji ;„a 
prevented a complete shut out, i.vn \\m\- 
Stanton's failure to hold LinV drivp 
Catamounts Blast Fuchs 

Successively hitting Walt Fuchs for two 
singles and a double In the opening inning, 
plus a base on balls, Hallinan, McDonounh, 
Berry, and Hart all managed to cross I he 
home plate before Vermont was retired on 
a second liase put out by Eddie Stanley. 
The Williams nine was unable to hit 
Bedell, and the Catamounts augmented 
this four run lead by one in the fourth as 
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Dartmouth Tops Netmen; 
Middlebury Loses Match 

(Oontlnued trom Fourth Page) 
Phil Harty, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, Hank Gaskell 
in the number three spot won only four 
gftmes ftKttinst Will Thomas, while Lee 
Stetson also succumbed in a three-set 
match and Frank Caulk proved unable 
to cope with his Dartmouth opponent's 
accuracy. The final story was told in the 
doubles when Anderson and Phil Harty of 
Dartmouth teamed to defeat KinRman 
iind Weller in straight sets, and Campbell 
luid Wheaton defeated Collester and 
Caulk, Williams number three doubles, in 
tliree sets. Jarvis and Gaskell had to 
ciincel their match liecause of darkness 
when the score stood at a set apiece. 

Playing number one for Middlebury, 
O'Kccfe's lack of winning shots and his 
poor Imckhand were vulnerable as Bare 
Kingman swept through to win, 6-1, 6-1. 
Jill-vis had another good day in winning 
witli the loss of only one game against 
Brown, l>ut Gaskell's erratic play threat- 
ened to lose a point for the home team 
until he regained his grip and ran out 
tlic third set at love. Weller, Collester, 
iiiid Stetson all won their matches in 
straight sets. 

Middlebury's lone point came in the 
number three doubles as MacDowell and 
Wiu'd defeated Collester and Hanan after 
liropping the first set. Kingman and 
Weller won tlieir doubles easily, although 
.liirvis and Gaskell dropped a set in con- 
(|Uoilng Busky and Brown in the number 
one doubles. 



Freshman Ball Team Beats Williston; 
Trackmen, Golfers Win; Stickmen Lose 



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spring, both the Freshman l)aseball and 
golf teams remained undefeated Satuiday 
when Bill Fowle's nine lieat Williston, H-7, 
in a close battle on Cole Field and the golf- 
el's swamped Clark, (i-O, on the Taconic 
course. 

Although the Williston players outhit 
the yearling team, they failed to capitalize 
on most of the breaks handed them and let 
in three of Williams' runs on errors. Their 
last misplay, a l)alk wliich scored Mc- 
Carthy from third, proved tlie margin of 
victory. On the other hand tlie Purple in- 
field was more airtight than at Hotchkiss 
last week and, paced l)y the lirilliant field- 
ing of Jimmy Stanton, handled most of its 
chances effectively. 

Freshman Golfers Sweep Match 
Ross Brown and Danny Dunn did yeo- 
man service on the mound. Brown handing 
Dunn a 4-3 lead wlicn he retired in the 
fifth inning. It was tight going from then 
on with Williston getting two and Williams 
three I'uns in the sixth. Tlie visitors then 
tied the score in tlie seventh, with the de- 
ciding run coming across the plate in the 
first of the eighth. Ted Borden, .lules 
Michaels, and Ace Asinof again furnished 
most ot the tiatting puiicli wliile .Johnny 
Lowe and Johnny Gillette played steadily 
in the field. 

The Freshman golfers had an easy aftei- 
noon against the four-man Clark .School 
team with tlieir only serious opponent lie- 
ing the strong wind which swept the course 
throughout the match. Butch Schril)er 
beat Pierce 4 and 3, Andy .Aiidei-son 
downed Hickey 5 and 4, and together they 
won the liest-liall match 5 and 4 to make a 
clean sweep of the lead positions. I^y 
Koriidorfer and Win Todd overcame 
Haigli and Drummoiid in the individual 
matches and won their liest-ball 5 and 4 to 
complete the shut-out. 

Tomorrow the baseball and tennis teams 
journey to Deerfield to meet relatively 
strong schoolboy outfits. The Green and 
White nine numbei-s Choate, Mass. State 
freshmen, and St. Mark's among its vic- 
tims, and hold, as do the freshmen, a one 
run decision over Williston. Ed Bullock's 
netmen will meet Deerfield with the same 
line-up that lost to Hotchkiss: Sewell 
Corkran, Pete Shonk, ICeller Pollock, 
Ivor Catlin, Ed Palmer, and Vance Mc- 
Kean. 



Standing at the long and short ends of 
topheavy scores, the Freshman track and 
lacrosse teams showed a reversal of form 
from their previous starts Saturday, the 
former taking eleven out of fourteen firsts 
to swamp a weak Wilbrahani aggregation 
89 to 37, while the stickmen suffered their 
first defeat at the hands of a strong Deer- 
field Academy outfit, 14 to 8. 

Led by Jim Patterson, who took firsts 
in both the century dasli and the Ijroad- 
junip, the cindermen made a clean sweep 
in the seven running events, taking three 
seconds and five thirds. Outstanding 
were John Rugge, who took firsts in the 
120 high hurdles and 220 low hurdles, and 
Carl Kaelber who won the 220-vard dash 
in fast time while finishing close behind 
Patterson in the 100 to take second. 
Ted Wills finislied well aliead of two 
teammates for a Purple sweep in tlie mile 
run. 

Cramer Shines on Field 

Bob Cramer led the scoring in the 
weights with a first in the discus and 
seconds in both the sliotput and hammer, 
finishing behind Brad Wood in the latter 
event. Ed Bartlett cleared 5 feet, 8 
inches in the high jump to win over Rine- 
liart of the visitors, who scored first in the 
])ole vault. 

Although they outscored their op- 
ponents in the second half, the yearling 
lacrosseiiien could not make up for the 
aggressive Deerfield stiekmen's seven-goal 
second i)eriod barrage and were forced to 
bow 14 to 8. Handicapjjed by frequent 
[jenalties and swept off their feet by the 
clockwork precision of the Deerfield at- 
tack, the freshmen were unable to find 
themselves until the latter part of the 
game when Coach Dave Francis hit ujxin 
a combination that stopped the opponents 
at five goals, while' garnering six itself. 
Outstanding for Williams were Harve 



Williams Wins and Loses 
In Week-end Baseball 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 
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secutive blows were too much for the Pui- 
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Purple Crew Loses in Race 
With A. I. C; Finish Close 

(OonUnued from Fourth Page) 

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Track Team Up^^ets 
Wesleyan, 75 to 60 

(Oonttnued frsm Fourtta Page) 
Kiliani showed perfect teamwork to come 
in first and second ahead of Fink, who beat 
Dave Gregory lust year. A 150-yard 
sprint for the lead at the start of the last 
lap carried Collens and Fink 40 yards 
ahead of Kiliani, who rallied to overhaul 
the fading Wesman at the head of the 
home stretch, Collens winning in 10:13.2. 
Dick Holzer, 216-pound Sophomore full- 
back of Wesleyan, threw the shot 42 feet 
2M inches, the discus 117 feet 2 inches, and 
the javelin 150 feet 8 inches into a head- 
wind to gain the only triple win of the day 
and lead two of the visitors' three grand 
slams. Taking first and second in the 
hammer, respectively. Jack Curtin and 



The boatings for the race follow; 

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Teiiney, seven; Davie, strol^e; Loveless, cox. 

A. I.e. — Moore, bow; Handy, two; Wells, three; 
Sinisacalchi, four; Matrinko. five; Sarasceno, six; 
Hurley, seven; Nesworthy, stroke; Scotland, cox. 



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Johnny Ahlstrom both turned in their best 
perfornuuices to date. 

Repeating his victory over Wesleyan in 
the high jump last year. Jack Buncc 
cleared 5 feet 10 inches, and Dusty Surdam 
tied for second an inch under, as both ex- 
ceeded their previous peaks. Rogers out- 
jumped Bill Stradley by almost a foot to 
win the broad jump, while Ed Dissell 
climbed to 1 1 feet 6 inches for a first in the 
pole vault. In running a 2.02 half for a 
second behind Heermans, Don Brown set 
up the best mark of his Varsity career. 

A summary of the events follows: 

100-yd. dash— Won by Gallagher (Wil); Ayls- 
worth (We«) and Whitafcer (Wil) tied for second. 
Time: 10.0. ' 

220-yd. daali— Won by Cook (Wil); Gallagher 
(Wil), second; Aylsworth (W'es), third. Tinie;21.7 

440-yd. dash— Won by Cook (Wil); Gallagher 
(Wil), second; Faber (Wee), third. Time: 49.0 
(Unofficially beats College record of 49.4). 

880-yd. rjjjtarWon by Heermans (Wea); Brown 
(Wil), second; Adams (Wes). third. Time: 2.01.1. 

.Mile run — Won by McMahon (Wea) ; McKusick 
(Wee), second; Lorhman (Wes), third. Time: 
4.46.0. 

Two-mile run — Won by CoUena (Wil); Kiliani 
(Wil), second; Fink (Wes), third. Time: 10.13.2. 

I20-yd. high hurdles— Won by Moore (Wil); 
Anderson (Wil), second; Ashton (Wes), third. 
Time: lo.S. 

220-yd. low hurdles — Won by Moore ( Wil) ; An- 
dereon (Wil), second; Bengston (Wee), third. 
Time; 24.8 (Unofficially ties College record.) 

Shot Put— Won by Holier (Wes); Ackart (Wes), 
second; I'helps (Wes), third. Distance: 42 ft. 
2H in. 

Hammer Throw— Won by f'urtin (Wil); Ahl- 
strom (Wil), second; Pljelps (Wes), third. Dis- 
tance: 134 ft. 3H in. 

Discufi Throw — Won 1^ Holier (Wes); .\ckart 
(Wes), second: Reeves (Wil), third. Distance: 
117 ft. 2 in. 

Javelin Throw — Won by Holaer (Wes); Phelps 
(Wes), second; Garber "(Wes), third. Distance: 
ISO ft. 8 in. 

High Jump — Won by Bunce (Wil) ; Burnhnm 
(Wes) and Surdam (Wil) lie<l for second. Height : 
5 ft. 10 in. 

Broad Jump — Won by Rogers (Wes) ; Stradley 
(Wil), second; Burnham (Wes), third. Distance: 
22 ft. 3 in. 

PoleVault— Won by Dissell (Wil); Beach (Wes), 
second; Taylor (Wil) and Wheeler (Wil) tied for 
third. Height: II ft. 6 in. 

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WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY. MAY 15, 19S7 



No. 13 



Al Jarvis Wins 
N. E.CoUege Net 
Play Held Here 

Vanquishes Unseeded Bob 
Weller in Listless All- 
Williams Singles Final 



Indians Win Doubles 

Trip M. I. T. Combination 
in Hard-Fought Match 



Hehind the brilliant net-play of Al Jarvis 
iiiid the blistering speed of Bob Weller, 
Williams reestablished its former high 
position in Eastern college tennis as these 
two players smashed their way through 
entrants from nine colleges to the fii-st all- 
Williams singles final in the history of the 
New England intercollegiate tennis tour- 
ney held here this week, with the cup fin- 
ally going to Jarvis in an anti-climax 
mutch on Wednesday. Williams shared 
honors with Dartmouth, whose top dou- 
l)k's team of Norm Andei-son and Bud 
TlionuiK stemmed a comeback threat by 
Stearns and Babcock of M. I. T. to win 
tlie doubles title in a live-set match. 

Bob Weller, unseeded and unheralded, 
proved the sensation of the tournament as 
he swept through three seeded players 
two successive days, including Bare 
Kingman, captain of the Purple forces and 
seeded number one. Lanky Al Jarvis, 
former national indoor champion, also had 
little difficulty in advancing to the last 
round, dropping a set in an early match 
against Stearns of M. I. T., and easily 
trouncing Weller in Wednesday's final, 
6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The tourney was lent an 
official air as Benjamin H. Dwight, um- 
pire of all center court matches at Forest 
Hills, took over supervision of the matches, 
and linesmen and even ballboys were in 
abundance. 

Weller Takes Kingman 

Bare Kingman was the only seeded 
player to fall in Monday's proceedings as 
he found it impossible to cope with Wel- 
ler's speed and accuracy. The Williams 
captain carried the match to five-all in the 
first set, but the dark horse of the tourney 
ran the second out with the loss of but one 
game. The other seeded players ad- 
vanced easily through the first two rounds, 
only Jarvis, Bill Exton of Brown, seeded 
number five, and Al Barrows of Wesleyan, 
number six, dropping sets. 

In the quarter-final matches on Tuesday 
Jarvis won a close nuitch with Will 
Thomas of Dartmouth, 9-7, 8-6, and ten 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 



Champion and Runner-up 




Al Jarvis (right) who defeated Bob 
Weller for the New England Intercolle- 
giate title in the first all- Williams final of 
the tournament's history. 



Eligibility Rules 
Revised,English 
ExamAbolished 

Use of Academic Warning 
Cut Down ; Freshmen to 
Have Papers in Other 
Departments Marl^ed 



Five Hundred Girls Descend Upon 
Williamstown to Inaugurate Two- 
Day Period of Varied Festivities 



Cindermen Will 
Fight for Title 



Wesleyan 
Teams, 



Ball and Tennis 
Four Freshman 



Units Will All Perform 



Revision of the eligibility rules, with the 
clarification of the term academic warning, 
and a new system of final examinations for 
English 1-2, both to take effect imme- 
diately, are the important results of Tues- 
day's meeting of the faculty*-* •■.,r-"^\ xJ^t;- 

Dean Nathan C. Starr explained the new 
measure as being a complete dropping of 
the paternalistic attitude of the (College 
toward the student. They will no longer 
assume the responsibility for issuing a 
warning in the form of scholastic proba- 
tion, the Dean pointed out. The student 
must do his own worrying from now on, 
according to the latest sentiment in the 
Deans' Office. Included in the new rules 
is the provision that an "incomplete" does 
not count as an E until the mark from a 
makeup exam proves it to be such. 
No English Exam 

No formal examination will be held in 

English composition 1-2, according, to Dr. 

Nelson S. Bushnell, associate professor of 

English. Instead, an examination paper 

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College to Oust Bemie from Building 
He Has Rented for Thirty-Five Years 

Co-op and Hardware Store Also Must Be Empty by 
June 30 to Make Way for Squash Courts 

By David F. Ransom '39 



Bemie, a Williams tradition and pur-' 
veyor of this and that since 1902, will be a 
campus memory after June 30. The col- 
lege has officially notified the Spring Street 
tradesman, whose full name is Arthur H. 
L. Bemis, as well as the proprietors of the 
Co-op and Danaher's hardware store, that 
he must vacate by the end of the next 
month to make way for the squash courts 
building, while George Rudnick, Inc., by 
virtue of a ninety-nine year lease, will con- 
tinue to do business in the present office, 
although it too is on college property. 

It was in September 1901 that Bemie 
came to Williamstown from Andover 
where, for four years, he had carried on a 
trade similar to his present one. In the 
basement of the building now occupied by 
Cabe Prindle's establishment, he opened 
up a restaurant which he moved to his 
present building in the spring of the follow- 
ing year. 

Bemie's Future UncerUiii 
I^m that developed the business which 
IS soon to be brought to an abrupt close. 
As to the future Bemie, together with Van 
and Tom of the Co-op, and Roderick Dan- 
aher, has Uttle to say beside the fact th»t 
he does not know which way to turn. 



Back in 1902 the newcomer to town pro- 
vided the training table for the Purple 
baseball and football teams in conjunction 
with his restaurant in the back part of 
what had been a private dwelling. In the 
front part he put in a counter of incidentals 
which has grown to include everything 
from Copenhagen snuff to a fine Luger 

rifle. 

First Ice Cream Dealer 

In the old days Bemie was the only 
Spring Street merchant to sell ice cream. 
"Buck O'Neill came to me," the kindly 
tradesman said in recounting how he got 
started in this particular line, "and said if 
I'd make a freezer of cream he'd guarantee 
to sell it. After that I couldn't stop." 

Now ice cream has become a single item 
amidst victrolas, radios, pencils and pens, 
text books, jackets, balls and bats, cigar- 
ettes and pipes, guns, stationery, candy, 
sodas, tennis rackets, skis, fishing tackle, 
chalk, typewriters, cards, hats, pop com, 
fire crackers, tires, and toys, to mention a 
few of the artiolee he has on his shelves, 
besides newspapers and magazines, which 
came in when the restaurant went out in 
the early twenties. 

(Continued on Fifth Ptfe) 



Friday, May 14 — Track commands the 
limelight of sport over Williams' gala, 
weekend today, shading even the invading 
Wesleyan diamond and court stars in inter- 
est, as Coach Tony Plansky's cindermen 
attempt to wrest the Little Three title from 
Amherst, a crown Sabrina has worn for 
four consecutive springs. Surprise con- 
querors of the Cardinal a week ago, the 
Ephmen pin their fifty-fifty hopes to defeat 
the Lord Jeffs on the fleet feet of Tiffy 
Cook, Rog Moore, Pefe Gallagher, Bill 
CoUens, Ken Rood and others despite 
weakness in the field events. Fresh from 
a lesson given Bill Michell, star Amherst 
twirler, the Red ball team invade Weston 
Field and Al Barrows will hopefully lead 
the Cardinal courtmen against the newly 
crowned New England Intercollegiate 
champions. 

Completing the athletic schedule for the 
weekend is the two-day golf trip that in- 
cludes matches with Holy Cross and Yale 
and a banner list of freshman engagements 
topped by the baseball and tennis encoun- 
ters with Wesleyan, and the Little Three 
track meet. The yearling golfers enter- 
tain Nichols Junior College. 

■Sli&J&JMte.P^gK'i <■ fuccess/ul season 
on the track with an undefeated indoor 
outfit last winter, and now hopes, with a 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 



New Gulielmensian Given 
Out Today in Jesup Hall 

Friday, May 14 — Its grey cover em- 
blazoned with a block purple "W", the 
1938 Gulielmensian was distributed to 
subscribers this afternoon in Jesup Hall, 
and William A. Rolfing, '38, business 
manager of the year book announced that 
fifty additional copies were still available 
for sale Saturday. 

Featuring new faculty pictures, a 
variety of "candid camera" shots, changes 
in the fraternity section, and a larger 
sized edition, the new Gul is for sale at the 
usual price of five dollars. Those who 
ordered copies in advance have had their 
names imprinted on the cover. Sub- 
scribers who have not yet obtained their 
Guls may call at Jesup Saturday after- 
noon any time after 12.30 p. m. on, and 
at the same time extra copies can be pur- 
chased while the supply lasts. 



Sketch to Feature 
Snap -Shot Sections 



A snap-shot history of houseparties 
features the May issue of Sketch which ap- 
pears on the newsstands today. Modelled 
on the famed "Life Goes to a Party" sec- 
tion of the weekly picture magazine, 
Sketch's double-page spread follows a 
swain and his guest from the College Lunch 
to the morning after. 

Included in this number are the results 
of the questionnaire which Professor 
Richard A. Newhall conducted among 
members of the Class of 1937 to find out 
how four years at Williams had affected 
their culture. In addition to an article 
by Marshall J. Wolfe '38, commenting on 
the poll, there are numerous articles and 
stories which are reviewed elsewhere in 
The Record. 



CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, MAY 14 
10.00 p. m. — Houseparties: Open dances 
at the fraternity houses and the Gar- 
field Club. 

SATURDAY, MAY 15 
10.00 a. m.— Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Yale. Worcester. 
2.00 p. m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams 

vs. Wesleyan. Weston Field. 
Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. Wes- 
leyan. Sage Courts. 
Freshman Track. Little Three Tri- 
angular meet. Weston Field. 
Freshman Baseball. Williams vs. Wes- 
leyan. Cole Field. 
Freshman Tennis. Williams vs. Wes- 
leyan. Lynde Lane Courts. 
4.90 p. m.— Open Tea Dance. Delta Psi, 
Delta Phi, Theta Delta Chi, Phi 
Gamma Delta. 
9.00 p. m. — Houseparties. Open dances: 
Delta Psi, Delta Phi, Delta UpsUon, 
Phi Sigma Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, 
the Garfield Club. 

SUNDAY, MAY 16 
10.30 a. m.— The Reverend Harry P. 
Dewey will deliver the sermon at the 
regular weekly service in the Thomp- 
son Memorial Chapel. Sehiors are 
excused. 



Franco-British 
FriendshipHeld 
Peace Solution 

Andre Philip Tells 200 in 
Jesup Present Outlook 
in Europe Encouraging; 
Cliinax Forecast iij '38 

"The axis for the political peace of 
Europe lies entirely in Franco-British 
understanding which is now more com- 
plete than at any time since the World 
War," said Andre Philip, noted Socialist 
member of the Chamber of Deputies be- 
fore nearly 200 assembled students in 
Jesup Hall last Monday evening. Speak- 
ing in vigorous defense of France's atti- 
tude toward Spain in her present internal 
strife. Dr. Phihp commanded the rapt 
attention of his audience ending his two 
hour address with an emphatic, "We mill 
build a new France." 

"Six months ago," said the eminent 
authority on Economics, "we were very 
near to war, but every day now we are 
making great progress." The reasons for 
this optimistic trend, he suggested, were 
three-fold. First is the inability of Italy 
to show any real fighting strength. Second 
is the knowledge that should war come, 
it would almost certainly be a long, drawn 
((!?ontinued on Ninth Page) 



Two Plays Feature 
Friday's Diversions 

Dances, 12 Leading Bands, 
Athletic Contests Com- 
plete Weekend's Gaiety 

Friday, May I4 — An approximate grand 
total of five-hundred feminine guests in- 
vade Williamstown today and tomorrow to 
inaugurate the 1937 Spring Houseparties 
in a weekend which features twelve orches- 
tras, twenty-six dances, six athletic con- 
tests, and two professionally directed one- 
act plays under tlie auspices of Cap and 
Bells. The number of visitors this year 
mark a new high in liouseparty history, 
exceeding last year's record by almo.st a 
hundred. 

Waiting for Lefty, by Clifford Odets 
and George Bernard Sliaw's How He, 
hied to Her Husband, opened hist night 
before an enthusiastic audience in the 
Williamstown 0[X!ra House. Tonight's 
performance is expected to surpass the 
other as the dramatic organization an- 
nounced Tuesday that only standing room 
remained for the Friday night bill. 
Popular Bands Listed 

Among the bands who will swing out to- 
night and tomorrow in the series of open 
and closed dances are Baron Lee, Harlem 
jam exponent; Don Earle, Ubangi club 
expert, and Jackie Jackson and his Cotton 
Pickers, while Henry Biagenni, formerly of 
Roseland, and Johnny Long and his Duke 
Collegians will also be serving various 
descriptions of com. Besides the regular 
evening dances, there will also be several 
tea dances, open to all, Saturday afternoon. 

A record crowd is expected to throng 
Weston Field tomorrow afternoon when 
the varsity ball team starts Little Three 
competition with the Wesleyan Cardinals. 
Going on at the same time will be a fresh- 
man triangular track meet between the 
traditional rivals, while on the Sage and 
Lynde Lane courts both varsity and fresh- 
man tennis outfits meet teams from Mid- 
dletown. Both today and tomorrow the 
highly-touted yearling golfers clash with a 
unit from Nichols Junior College on the 
Taconic links. 

Party Comes to Life 

While the compiled lists of the many 
houseparty guests reveal that more are 
traveling to Williamstown from different 
sections of the country than was true last 
year, twenty-two states being represented, 
the Vassar-Smith-Wellesley-Bennington 
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•Waiting for Lefty' Stunning, Shaw's 
Play Pleasant, Comments David Brown 

By David Brown 

Assistant Professor of English 

It would be literally true to say of Cap^still conceived as workers, to join in the 



and Bells' production of Wailing for Lefty 
that it was stunning. At least that was 
the effect on this reviewer of his first 
experience of the Communist drama. 
The technique of the play is new in a 
manner that is particularly difficult to 
evaluate, although it is not difficult to de- 
scribe. 

It is a dramatization of a labor strike 
meeting, and the audience is identified 
with the workers by the skillful trick of 
being addressed directly as such and the 
planting of actors in the audience to reply 
as such. Inlo this situation are inter- 
spersed a series of five episodes which por- 
tray with great poignancy the unhappiness 
of workers in five different kinds of occu- 
pation, all of them hopelessly in the 
clutch of "the big money." The labor 
racketieer, who is the villain of this melo- 
drama, hovers in the background. There 
is a return to the meeting in the midst of 
these episodes to preaent the exposure of a 
company spy, and the play concludes with 
the triumph of the workers over the labor 
racketeer and an appeal to the audience, 



triumph of the cause. The whole thing 
is as effective a piece of dramatic writing 
as can well be imagined, and is composed 
with the most remarkable restraint in its 
condensation of materials. 

For such a play the usual dramatic 
review is out of place. It is folly to 
comment on the acting, because one is 
forced to be so immediately a part of the 
play that one scarcely thinks of the acting 
as such. The play is literature in the 
sense that the lines themselves convey 
emotion apart from the skill of per- 
formance. The reviewer, in the brief 
time for reflection granted him, remem- 
-bers particularly the performances of Kay 
as "Fatt", Miss Cleveland as "Edna" 
(this was superb), MacGruer as "Sid", 
and Warren as "Clayton". But no single 
part was poorly done, and the power of the 
play lies in its constant reference to the 
theme, not in its individual actors — as is 
quite proper for the proletarian idea. 

Similarly, in such a play, dramatic 
accessories of staging, costume, sets, are 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, MAY 15. 1987 



Five Hundred Girls to Appear at Twenty-Six Dances 



Alpha Delta Phi 

The Misses Mainaret Baker, Grosse 
Point, Mich,; Deborah Cliilds, Nortli- 
ampton; Sally Cornell, New York, N. Y.; 
Antoinette DniiKler, Colorado Springs, 
Col; Deborah Davenport, Northampton: 
Jean Ferris, Glen Ridne, N. J.; Carolyn 
Foster, Verona, N. Y.; Mary Graylord, 
Chestnut Hill, Pa.; Anne Harrison, Bal- 
timore, Md.; Virginia Hills, Northam|>- 
ton; Harriet Holmes, Northampton; Vir- 
ginia Hughes, Edgewater Park, N. J.; 
Betty Irwin, Northampton; Gertrude 
Jones, South Orange, N. J.; Sally Kriber, 
Northampton; Jean McCleland, North- 
ampton; Victoria Nebeker, Boston; Patri- 
cia Phillips, Boston; Ethel Prosser, New 
York, N. Y.; Jean Sheldon, Boston; Ali- 
son Stuart, Princeton, N. J.; Ruth Tully, 
Bronxville, N. Y.; Elise Tyler, Cleveland, 
Ohio, Virginia Vogel, Boston. 
Beta Theta Pi 
The Misses Camilla Beall, Northamp- 
ton; Mary Lillian Brooks, Richmond, Va.; 
Sue Buder, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Suzanna 
Budge, Pine Manor; Barbara Childs, 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; Eleanor Clark, 
Wellesley; Alice M. Corcoran, Wellesley; 
Jean Flagg, Springfield; Ruth Harrison, 
Northampton; Beatrice Hall, Dorchester; 
Mary Louise Keller, Holyoke ; Joan Keyes, 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; Harriet Luther, 
New York, N. Y.; Ruth McMillan, 
Rogers; Marianna McNess, Holyoke; 
Dorothy Mills, Holyoke; Eleanor Mills, 
Low-Heywood, N. Y.; Ruth Reynolds, 
Holyoke; Ellen Rivinius, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y.; Suzanne Rentzall, Saratoga, N. Y.; 
Elizabeth Schaffer, Ithaca, N. Y.; Mar- 
garet Jane Sloman, New York, N. Y.; 
Jane Stilwell, Bennington, Vt.; Marie 
Titus, East Orange, N. J.; Muriel Van 
Vranken, Wellesley, Mass.; Elizabeth 
Wallace, Garland, Mass;. PerryBelle 
Walton, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mar- 
garet Wood, Richmond, Va. 
Chi Psi 
The Misses Doris Andei-son, Northamiv 
ton; Susan Ballard, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; 
Constance Briggs, Northampton; Sue 
Callaway, Kansas City, Mo; MarQse 
Cassard, New York, N. Y.; Elizabeth 
Davis, Boston; Elizabeth Farnsworth, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Margaret Griffin, 
New York, N. Y.; Judy Harris, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. ; Anne Heneage, New York, 
N.Y.; Barbara Hensl, Bronxville, N. Y.; 
Heath Horton, Bronxville, N. Y. ; Jean 
Hislop, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Bettye Hughes, 
New York, N. Y.; Anne Kittridge, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Marguerite Kruss- 
man, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Mary McLaughlin, 
Boston; Isabelle Marshwald, Short Hills, 
' N. J.; Joan Miller, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; 
Eleanor Mumford, Northampton; Clara 
Tuckerraan, Northampton; Mary Warner, 
Northampton; Lucrecia Woods, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y.; Josephne Zeiss, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; Nancy Chisler; Florence 
Mayer; Betty Martin; Lois Peters; Jane 
Stevenson ; Clayton SuUavan ; Grace White; 
Lee Zimmermann. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 
The Misses Nancy Broas, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y.; Agnes Brown, Farming- 
ton, Conn.; Barbara Evans, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; Susan Cranberry, Northampton; 
Mary Annis Haskell, Northampton; Mar- 
jorie Hewitt, Montclair, N. J.; Nancy 
Hickey, Northampton; Rosina Houxigan, 
New York, N. Y.; Helen Elizabeth Jones, 



Program of House Dances 



Houses 

Alpha Delta Phi-Sigi 
Phi-Kappa Alpha 
Zeta Psi-Delta Psi 
Psi U-DU 
DKE-Chi Psi 
Phi Sigma Kappa 
Delta Phi 
Theta Delta Chi 
Phi Gamma Delta 
Phi Delta Theta 
Beta Theta Pi 
Garfield Club 
• — Open Tea Dance 



Orchestra 
"" 1 Teddy Black 


Friday 


Saturday 


Open at KA Closed at A A* 


Henry Biagini 


Open at A* 


•Open at A* 


Baron Lee 


Open at ^T 


Open at AT 


Johnny liOng 


Open at AKE Closed at X* 


Dick Messner, Tony Long 


Open 


Open 


Don Earle 


Open 


•Open 


Joe Nevils 


Open 


♦Open 


Ken Reeves ' ' 


Open 


•Closed 


Dean Earle 


Open 


Closed 


Jan Campbell 


Open 


Open 


Jackie Jackson 


Open 


Open 


Saturday Afternoon. 







South Orange, N. J.; Mary Lib Jones, Or- 
lando, Fla.; Jean Louthan, Poughkeepsie; 
Dorothy Middleton, Kansas City, Mo; 
Helen Mount, Northampton; Dorothy 
Roberts, Harstville, S. C; Lucia Nunez, 
Northampton; Helen Sampson, Mount 
Vernon, N.Y.; Marjorie Shuman, Welles- 
ley; Mary Louise Simpson, Sweet Briar, 
Va.; Martha Stephenson, New York, 
N. Y.; Marion Stewart, New York, N. Y.; 
Jean Wood, Seacliff, N. Y.; Nancy Wool- 
cott, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Delta Phi 
Jane Arnold, South Hadley; Jane Bar- 
rows, Dorset, Vt.; Ann BolUnger, Bronx- 
ville, N. Y.; Hazel Bragdon, Brookline; 
Barbara Bridgeman, Edgewood Park; 
Frances Bull, Bennington, Vt.; Betty 
Clark, Williamstown; Anne Duncan, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Carol Earle, Poughkeep- 
sie, N. Y.; Betty Elder, Albany, N. Y.; 
Ann Fort, Norton; Wilma Gucker, Roch- 
ester, N. Y.; Natalie Hatch, Albany, 
N. Y.; Petie Heflin, Saratoga Springs, 
N. Y.; Ruth Kane, Bennington, Vt.; 
Sandy Kinsman, Northampton; Mona 
Mathews, Brookline; Prudence Pease, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Marva Petei'son, 
Wellesley; Virginia Prout, New York, 
N. Y.; Winnie Robart, Brookhne; Carey 
Rockwell, Bradford; Jean Sheldon, Brook- 
line; Polly Shorey, Northampton; Mary 
Strong, Gloversville, N. Y.; Kay Tweedy, 
Binghamton, N. Y.; Marie Walmsley, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; Carol Wilmot, 
Port Chester, N. Y.; Jean Winpenny, 
Montclair, N. J. 

The Misses Mary Applegate, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.; Florence Arnst, Bronxville, 
N. Y.; Marian Baxter, Detroit, Mich.; 
Virginia Cummings, Washington, D. C; 
Martha Eaton, Cleveland, Ohio; Ghier- 
stien Foshay, Port Chester, N. Y.; Aline 
Fox, New York, N. Y.; Pauline Horn, 
South Orange, N. J.; Margaret Houston, 
Chester, Pa.; Bath Mclbraith, Chicago, 
111.; Constance Koehn, Buffalo, N. Y.; 
Virginia layton, Northampton; Alice 
Lyman, Winchester; Margaret Paine, 
West Newton; Elizabeth Parcells, De- 
troit, Mich.; Alice Schultz, Boston; Hilde 
Joanne Seelhack, Riverdale, N. Y.; Mary 
Sewall, Bath, Me.; Gertrude Smith, 
Evanston, 111.; Phyllis Thaxter, Port- 
land, Me.; Mary-Catherine Watters, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Delta Upsilon 

The Misses Mary Alspaugh, Columbus, 
Ohio; Barbara Badet, South Bend, Ind.; 
Susan Bector, Hoboken, N. J.; Lida Lee 
Christy, St. Louis, Mo.; Frances Dana, 
Portland, Me.; Harriet Davidson, Ridge- 



Corsages for Houseparties 
Friday -" Saturday 

Sweet Peas ' Orchids ' Gardjenias 
Koses ' Lily o^ the VflHey 

fhwers for the 
Fraternity Dining Room 



Mount Williams Greenhouse 

1090 State Road - Phone 1954 
Place Your Orders Early 



wood, N. J.; Peg Gamble, Cincinnati, 
Ohio; Cecille Hennessy, New Rochelle, 
N. Y.; Sydney Huey, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Virginia Hunter, Columbus, Ohio; Elinore 
Irwin, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Jane Jameson, 
Concord, N. H.; Marjory Lealy, Columbus, 
Ohio; Sis Hein, Philadelphia, Pa.; Kath- 
ryn Molina, Puerto Rico; Ethel Moore, 
New Rochelle, N. Y., Marha Mouch, 
Columbus, Ohio; Betty Nutting, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; Francis Olmstead, West 
Hartford, Conn.; Ann Paine, Charleston, 
Va.; Betty Reed, Washington, D. C; 
Virginia Stevens, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mil- 
dred Turrell, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Celeste Wa- 
kum, Chicago, 111.; Jean Welch, New 
York, N. Y. 

Garfield Club 

The Misses Lois Alley, Boston; Ruth 
Barton, New York City; Jane Auerbach, 
New York, N. Y.; Gertrude Bilgore, 
Northampton; Barbara Bissell, Milford, 
Conn.; Helen Bradford, New York City; 
Helen Carney, Springfield; Muriel Carton, 
Troy, N. Y.; Margaret Child, Findlay, 
Ohio; Allison Choate, Pleasantville, N. Y.; 
Betty Clark, Niagara Falls, N. Y.; Doris 
Cohn, Northampton; Elinor Conly, Ami- 
tyville, N. Y.; PrisciUa Cox, Northamp- 
ton; Beth Craig, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; 
Ann Davis, Northampton; Jean Dodson, 
New York, N. Y.; Judy Dunham, Scran- 
ton, Pa.; Peggy Eggleton, New York, 
N. Y.; Alice Evvell, Northampton; Esther 
Forbes, Northampton; Nusi Fenyoe, 
Budapest, Hungary; Edna Freider, Nor- 
ton; Elizabeth Frost, Bradford; Harriet 
Gillettj ,Pelhamj,.,MaqPJj,'. N. Y.; Mary 
Glynn, South Hadley; ftdith Wynne 
Grofte, Elizabeth, N. J.; Raymonde Har- 
vey, Bradford; Barlmra Haight, Skan- 
eateles, N. Y.; Marguerite Howard, A\- 
bany, N. Y.; Merle Hurlbut, Milford, 
Conn.; Nora Huss, Wellesley; Gence Ko- 
backer, Northampton; PrisciUa Lambeth 
Bradford; Jessie May Lesser, Albany, 
N. Y.; Muriel Mason, North Adams; 
Joan McArthur, Bennington, Vt.; Ruth 
Nagle, Northampton; Lois Nomer, New 
York, N. Y.; Laura Patterson, Benning- 
ton, Vt.; Peggy Piper, Concoud; Patricia 
Proskauer, New York, N. Y.; Madehne 
Reynolds, Troy, N. Y. ; Ann Rosaiter, 
Chicago, 111.; Marilena Ruger, Blue 
Point, L. I.; Jean Salisbury, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y.; Louise Schiff, Troy, N. Y.; 
Rhea Simkin, Pittsfield ; Dorothea Speyer 
New York, N. Y.; Helen Schmidt, Wil 
liamstown; Miriam Sukloff, Northampton 
Myrell Sukloff, Flushing, L. I.; Sylvia 
Tarnower, Pittsfield; Steph Townsend, 
Bennington, Vt.; Mimi Van Antwerp, 
Salem; Virginia Warmers, Tarrytown, 
N. Y.; Elizabeth Watkins, Wellesley; 
Ann Wheeler, Wellesley; Polly Williams, 
Scranton, Pa. 

Kappa Alpha 

The Misses Helen Adams, Slingerlands, 
N. Y.; Peggy Berger, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
Joan Blackman, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Bea- 
trice Elliott, Lowdonville, N. Y.; Rosalind 
Everdell, Manhasset, L. L; Elizabeth Fay, 
New York, N. Y. ; Iste Green, Berlin, N. Y. ; 
Jean Harrington, New York, N. Y. Faith 
Howard, Buffalo, N. Y.; Jane Kinney, 
Albany, N. Y.; Tanya Litchfield, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; Marguerite Lehmits, 
Ijirchmont, N. Y.; Carol McCormick, 
New York, N. Y.; Claire McKeon, Al- 
bany, N. Y.; Margaret Miller, San Diego, 
Calif.; Louise Mills, Fall River; Mar- 
jorie Morrell, New Canaan, .Conn.; 
Elaine Oakley, Greenwich, Conn.; Muriel 
Rice, New York, N. Y.; June Rossback, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Jane Sheddon, 
New York, N. Y.; Elizabeth Smith, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Dorothy Stout, 
Wellesley; Helen Thompson, Hoosack 
FaUs, N. Y.; Phyllis Torry, Scarsdale, 
N. Y.; Mary Van Ayne, Troy, Pa.; Shirley 
Weadock, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Elizabeth 
Zimmerman, Bennington, Vt. 
Phi Delta Theta 

The Misses Marie Alder, Chicago, III.; 
Helen Anderson, Washington, D. C; 
Dorothy Baldwin, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Sally 
Bausher, Montclair, N. J.; Eaieabeth 
Blakeslee, Pittsburg, Penn.; Betsy Brown, 
Teaneck, N. J.; Jane-Grey Dudley, 



Northampton; Rosalind Fradkin, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; Dorothy Oittens, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.; I-etitia Gleason, Montpelier, 
N. J.; Dorothy Hanna, Detroit, Mich.; 
Elizabeth Helms, South Orange, N. J.; 
Helen Hodgson, Montclair, N. J. ; Virginia 
Hopper, Dayton, Ohio; Joan Kuchne, 
Scarsdale, N. Y.; Rhoda I^st«r, Scars- 
dale, N. Y.; Betty Lewis, South Orange, 
N. J.; Janet Lillie, Hartford, Conn.; Vir- 
ginia Lively, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Louie 
Brown Michaels, Winter Park, Fla.; 
Pat Miller, Montclair, N. J.; Beth Moir, 
Boston; Genevieve MuUins, St. Louis, 
Mo.; Mary Oellgaar, Scranton, Pa.; Jane 
Older, Northampton; Nancy Ohmer, Day- 
ton, Ohio; Betty Palmer, ' Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y.; Ruth Quackenbush, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y.; Elise Quinby, Winter 
Park, Fla.; Rita Rafferty, Wellesley; 
Marion Schriber, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; 
Betty Smith, Pelham, N. Y.; Edith Twin- 
ing, New York, N. Y. 

Phi Gamma Delta 

The Misses Minette Adams, Aurora, 
N. Y.; Lila Breckenridge, Wellesley; 
Nancy Brown, Brookline; Dorothy Cabell, 
Holyoke; Virginia Claus, Bradford; Mil- 
dred Cobb, Northampton; Patricia Don- 
ovan, Wellesley; Julia Flitner, Poughkeep- 
sie, N. Y.; Elizabeth Gregory, Wellesley; 
Elizabeth Jones, Erie, Pa.; Betty Lloyd, 
Auburndale; Bettina I.oheed, Northfield; 
Deborah Lowell, Northampton; Betty 
McCain, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; MoUie 
McCartney, New York, N. Y.; Jean Orr, 
Northampton; Peggy Parker, Bradford; 
Helen Pearson, New London, Conn.; 
Barbara Rinki, Old Greenwich, Conn.; 
Laurette Rubin, New York, N. Y.; Sue 
Summerville, Wellesley; Shirley Terrell, 
Wellesley; Betty Vogtel, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y.; Betty Ward, Radcliffe; Brownell 
Wheeler, Wellesley; Charlotte Winchell, 
Wellesley; Jan Zerfing, Boston. 
Phi Sigma Kappa 

The Misses Margaret Barclay, New- 
York, N. Y.; Virginia Bascom, Worcester; 
Delia Mae Clemnier, Birmingham, Mich.; 
Harriet DeMott, New York, N. Y.; Alice 
Garret, Northampton; Hojie Hilton, Ben- 
nington, Vt.; Margaret [Hopkins, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; Betty Isenberg, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y.; Betty Lanning, Roch- 
ester, N. Y.; Muriel Lockwood, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; Jacqueline McCronacie, Pelham, 
N. Y.; Rosemary Marrow, New York, 
N. Y.; Nancy Martin, Northampton, 
Sally Martin, Albany, N. Y.; Patsy Mul- 
lergren, Wellesley; Janet Murphy, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. ; Barbara Neal, I.ockport, N. Y.; 
Peggy Sue Neal, Northampton; Irene 
Quinn, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Hulda 
Rhodes, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Jane Rich, 
New York, N. Y.; Betty Schoonnmker, 
Northampton; Grace Tiffany, Bristol, 
Conn.; Virginia Tiffany, Middlebury, 
Vt.; June Vimedge, Pelham, N. Y. 

Psi Upsilon 

The Misses Deborah Anson, North- 
ampton; Carol Bogart, Yonkers, N. Y.; 
Sally Brownell, Bennington, Vt.; Anne 
Chandler, New York, N. Y.; Janttte 
Colgrove, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Carolyn Couch, 
Wellesley; Audrey de Fontaine, Glen- 
brook, Conn.; Susan Gibson, Richmond, 
Va.; Mary Halligan, Boston; Mary Lyon, 
Winnetka, 111.; Catherine McDonnell, 
New York, N. Y.; Margaret Martely, 
New York, N. Y. ; Mary Morvill, North- 



ampton; Rosamund Murray, New York 
N. Y.; Margaret Selover, Winsted, Conn.' 
Ann St. John, Garden City, L. I.; Jhq. 
queline Williams, Woodstock, Vt.; Mary 
Ayres, Montclair, N. J.; Judy Hodsou 
Bennington, Vt. 

Sigma Phi 
The Misses Mariette Arquimbeau 
Stamford, Conn.; Helen Ballantinc, New 
York, N.Y.; Nancy Brown, Northampton; 
Nancy Bumpus, Northampton; Peggie 
Bush, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; Margot 
Dethier, New York, N. Y.; Marion Du- 
rand. New York, N. Y.; Maiy Eddison, 
Bennington, Vt.; Mary Everett, Welles- 
ley; Mary Ellen Green, Northampton; 
Patricia Hallowell, Marion, Pa.; Allison 
Little, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.;Fay Mc- 
Keever, Wayne, Pa.; Mary Ellen Mercer, 
Swarthmore, Pa.; Ann Miner, New York, 
N. Y.; Sewell Newbold, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Claire Newell, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; 
Nancy Park, New York, N. Y.; Charlotte 
Paul, Seattle, Wash.; Virginia Penfield, 
Bronxville, N. Y.; Marion Plunkett, Troy, 
N. Y.; Jamie Porter, New York, N. Y.; 
Kate Sanford, Albany, N. Y.; Mildred 
StuU, Chester, Pa.; Caroline Wickett, 
Palo Alto, Calif; Marion Wood, Ardmore, 
Pa.; Mary Wood, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Theta Delta Chi 

The Misses Jane Adams, Radcliffe; 
Martha Annette, Bennington, Vt.; Flor- 
ence Butcher, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Alice 
Gary, Buffalo, N. Y.; Margaret Chenciy, 
Northampton; Hester Chrisinan, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; Marie Christopher, Mont- 
clair, N. J. ; Betty Clark, Saratoga Springs, 
N. Y. ; Ann Cushman, Mcmtclair, N. ,1.; 
Sally Dickey, Montclair; Margo Gardener, 
Middlebury, Vt.; Tony Geoghan, North- 
ampton; Sally Griffin, Albany, N. V.; 
Helen Groncr, Wellesley; Betty Hale, 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; Sally Jenison, 
Montclair, N. J.; Molly Keyes, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y.; Sue King, Scarsdale, N. Y.; 
Mariette Lane, Portland, Me.; Betty 
Loock, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Jeanne 
Maddux, Bennington, Vt.; Evelyn Mau, 
Teaneck, N. J.; June Randall, Pattereon, 
N. J.; Betty Rose, Northampton; Caro- 
line Sherman, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; 
Mary Tripp, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Flor- 
ence llpdegrove, Bennington, Vt : M'\- 
gery Williams, Andiver. 
Zeta Psi 

The Misses Isal)cl Barb '. Wome-l r; 
Caroline Burgess, Stamford, Conn.; Mar- 
jorie Carleton, Scaisdale, N. Y.; Kay 
Coursen, Northampton; Helen Crahlie, 
Northampton; Josephine Davies, Scur.s- 
dale, N. Y.; Eleanor Freguson, Holyoke; 
Frances Fitzgerald, New York, N. V.; 
Sally Gilbert, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Mary 
Goldsmith, New London, Conn.; Anne 
Halsey, Wellesley; Nancy Haskins, Sweet 
Briar, Va.; Mandie Jacobs, Northampton; 
Bessie Knowlton, Holyoke; Mary Knowl- 
t(m, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Dolly Linkleton, 
Manhasset, N. Y.; Scotty Madden, Sam- 
toga Springs, N. Y.; Mary Murtha, North- 
ampton; Betty Procter, Boston; Betty 
Silverthorne, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Barbara 
Simond, Rye, N. Y. ; Lee Strickland, 
Carthage, N. Y.; Mary Aime Train, 
Northampton; Mary Vanlngen, Yonkei-s, 
N. Y.; Barbara Willets, New York, N. V.; 
Betty Wood, Worcester; Eleanor Smith, 
New York, N. Y.; Cappy Cook, Bronx- 
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(Waiting for Lefty' is 
Stunning, Says Critic 

(Continued rrom First Page) 
iuiiwrtant. One simply does not notice 
tlieiii— or their comparative laclj. One 
realizes that behind so much Beemingly 
noturiil action in bare surroundinKS there 
Biust have been careful direction. 

Calls Shaw Pleasant 
' How He Lied to Her Husband makes a 
pleasant curtainraiser. It is perhaps 
sufficient to say that it was ably done and 
gave pleasure. Not one of Shaw's best 
Bliort pieces, it is scarcely even one of 
Slmw's cliaracteristic plays. Messrs. Mor- 
gan and Neal and Miss Zimmerman ac- 
complished all that could be accomplished 
fliith their materials — which is the true test 
of worth, according to Samuel Butler. 
It is i)erhap8 not fair to these three actors 
that the audience forgets them when Shaw's 
ineffectual fire pales in the red sunrise 
oS Wailing for Lefty. 

500 Visitors Arrive 
For Spring Parties 

(Continued from First Page) 
quartet continues to hold sway over any 
other single group. Word from the West- 
ern Union office on Spring Street tells of 
unprecedented activity during the last few 
days, while the undergraduate flower 
agency has broken all previous sale records. 
Important under the number of new de- 
velopments in this year's houseparties is a 
plan underfoot by several undergraduates 
to buy up exceptionally good candid snap- 
shots taken during the course of the three 
day festivities, and hand them over to lAfe 
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Edna Urges Joe to Strike in Odets' Drama of Labor 




Ruth Cleveland and Charles B. Hanan '37 in scene from Cap and Bells' presenta- 
tion of "Waiting for Lefty." In background are Gordon T. Kay '38 as Fatt; 
James F. Stiles, III, '40 as Agate; and James D. Leland '38 as a young actor. 



Causey '37 Defeats Five 
In Van Vechten Contest 



.John P. Cau.sey '37 won the Van 
Vechten prize speaking contest held 
during tlie past three weeks, while 
Julius S. Glaser '37 was given an 
honorable mention as second of the 
five seniors entering tlie extempor- 
aneous declamation award. Causey 
si)oke on sucli subjects as the "Fra- 
ternity System" the "Centralization 
of Power in the Government", and 
in his last speech took the assigned 
topic, "Final Reflections of a Senior." 

The Van Vechten prize of $30 is 
awarded annually to jthe man who, 
as chosen by a different set of judges, 
delivers, once each week, the best 
fifteen minute speech which he has 
had an hour to prepare. 



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newsstands today. 

Material that receives a major play by 
the humorous pens of the editors is the 
recently proposed Supreme Court change, 
tlie abolition of Burlesque in New York 
City, and the dangerous precedent set 
by the Exiled Actor's Union, I^ocal No. 1. 
Novel in its presentation is the story of a 
butchered blonde told entirely through 
newspaper excerpts. 

There is a center spread of candid 
camera shots of Williams men at work and 
at play, supposedly on some such occa- 
sion as the one at hand, and a full page cut 
by Donald W. Jones '38, entitled "Life 
Comes to a Houseparty". Familiar 
columns and the regular number of ex- 
changes complete the issue. 



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of spring features is a colorful cover, 
the work of Brenton B. Brown '40, while 
numerous poems dot the pages of the 



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The Williams Record 

Publiibed Tuesday and Saturday by Studenta of WiUimnt College 



Entered at PittiSeld poet offloa aa •aoond olaaa matter February 28, 1921 
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Vol. SI 



May IS, 1*37 



Ho. 13 



TWO NIGHTS TWO 

For some unknown reason it has become the custom that on this par- 
ticular occasion the editor should step from his commentator's pedestal to 
the loftier pulpit of a preacher pro tempore, whose sermon concerns itself 
with the ethics and pitfalls of Spring Houseparties. Somehow such a 
function seems as futile as it is out of keeping with the spirit of the 
weekend, for as the campus knows, this is the time for action — not words. 

Perhaps it really is our duty to warn the feminine guests that all 
Williams men are not, as the Smith Girl's Guide Book implies, "hand- 
holders all," but we prefer to let them find out such things for themselves, 
whatever the result. It would be perfectly possible for us to beseech 
the members of the Williams wolf-pack to observe the Golden Rule, but 
the wolf who lives by the Golden Rule is no wolf at all. We could remind 
our public that a Vassar girl, quoted recently in The Daily Princetonian, 
declared that "Williams men are very nice, though not . . . glamorous," 
but we know that this is just so much idle chatter since the new Director 
of Admissions has launched his program to make Williamstown the most 
glamorous center between North Adams and the New York State line. 
It might even be pertinent to say a few words of encouragement to those 
grade-slaves who deny the slightest interest in houseparties, but over a 
period of years we have observed that when the party spirit begins to 
react upon such characters, blood proves to be thicker than horn-rimmed 
glasses. 

So, we find that we really have nothing to say at all, except to wel- 
come with open arms, editorially speaking of course, the hundreds of 
visiting girls, and to urge them to enjoy to the full what promises to be 
the gayest festivities that have ever been staged since our Founder pur- 
sued the elusive Indian maiden over these hills many years ago. 



New Eligibility Rules 
Passed on Tuesday 

(Continued from First Page) 
from some other course which the freshman 
is taking will be read for style, grammar, 
and accuracy in literary technique. Dr. 
Bushnell explained that the purpose of the 
covu'se has been to teach the men to work 
under pressure, and that this is the best 
way to determine the success of the work. 



New Eligibility Rules 

(Effective immediately, with a new 
list of ineligibles now being prepared.) 
A student is ineUgible under the follow- 
ing conditions: 

1. If he is under discipline for irreg- 
ularity of attendance or conduct. 

2. If he receives two grades of E 
while carrying five courses or one grade 
of E while carrying four courses. "In- 
complete" does not count as an E. 

3. The committee on Academic 
standing may also vote to place a stu- 
dent on the inehgible list as a result of 
dangerously low academic record. 



Under the new determination of ineUgi- 
biljty, disciplinary probation, over cutting, 
and consecutive cutting will still make a 
student subject to ineligibility. Dean 
Starr explained that one E in a four course 
schedule, or two in a five course schedule 
would cause scholastic probation. One E 



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Friday and James Stewart is one of the 
Saturday few male glamor agents from 
Hollywood who gets by with 
the boys as well as the girls, and needless to 
say, the fairly — ah — physical Miss Simon, 
needs only to stand (if that's what it's 
called) in front of the camera in order to 
please her male admirers, who are legion. 
The combination takes a stab at Seventh 
Heaven over the weekend, and the result is 
questionable. We somehow had the idea 
that the Chico-Diane-Heaven combination 
was a pretty ethereal business, and at best 
the remions seem nere a touch earthy. 
Batailleur 



and only one mark as high as a C is no 
longer sufficient ground for ineligibility, 
the Dean pointed out. 

In the new English composition arrange- 
ment, the student will not know which of 
his examinations is being used to determine 
the grade. It was pointed out in the fac- 
ulty meeting that the freshmen will benefit 
by not having to take five examinations, 
and. that all the departments will benefit 
by having clearer, and more concise papers 
written. Dr. Luther S. Mansfield, instruc- 
tor in English is credited with the first 
prgposal of the idea, while Dr. Bushnell and 
other members of the department offered it 
at the meeting faculty. 



Roly-Poly, the Jolly Dean ChoUy, Wins 
Softball Game of 'Brains vs. Brawns' 



Brain versus brawn, mental mogul ver- 
sus muscle mountain, the bitter struggle 
for the survival of the fittest was hotly con- 
tested on the Lab Campus Thursday after- 
noon as the Faculty Club Softball team 
took the Phi Sigma Kappa crowd into 
camp with an 11-8 score to bring the "pro- 
fessors" average up to two for four in the 
current season. 

Walloping pop-flies, bingles, and even 
a few three baggers, the Brains gave an ap- 
preciative audience of fence perchers a 
good exhibition of the old sand lot game. 
Feat\u^ng jovial, roly-poly Cholly Kel- 
ler on the mound, and Rocky Perry be- 
hind the bat, the Brains seemed to have an 
almost invincible combination. Jolly 
Cholly, throwing his famous curve ball, 
first to the right, then to the left, and then 
over the plate, had his opponents com- 
pletely in his power as they stepped up to 
bat. 

JoUy ChoUy Hot! 
The "Dean" of the team reigned su- 
preme, inning after inning, on the mound. 
A few tight spots occurred when the 
batteries were pretty worried, but a fast 
one of Roly-Poly's curves cooked the 
goose for the culprit. The game was skiw 
in starting but with the help of Cholly and 
a couple of ringers, the sparks began to 
fly. 

From uatuklly reliable sources it n-as 
teamed in the first inning, when the Phi 
Bigs were leading by a run, that one of the 
"•tar-inen" had admitted that because of 
a eharley-horse from last w«ek's game, he, 



' *the "star-man" of the team could not par- 
ticipate. To those in the political science 
departments, he is known as "0. R." 
Playboy Jack in the Field 

Bertie Fox, Happy Jack Fanshawe, the 
"glacier priest," and Lanky Joe Johnson 
formed the intrepid outfield trio, while the 
bases were ably covered by Don Cary and 
the inimitable Dean of Admissions, who 
started at first before he took the mound 
in the sixth with Eddie Welch '31, from 
the Williamstown High School, admitted- 
ly the only ringer on the diamond, at 
short while Doc Haynes covered third 
like a blanket. 

Probably the tightest spot of the whole 
game came in the eighth inning, when, 
with bases loaded and two men away, 
Cholly took a glance around the circuit, 
and let,go a long, slow, snakey curving, dead- 
ly ball. The field was in a complete 
silence, and then a tremendous shout went 
up, while mufl9ed voices could be heard 
sajring awedly, "My Gawd, Keller's done 
it again." 

Big Cholly Grounds Outt 

All smiles, and swishing the bat in front 
of him the jolly Dean stepped to the plate 
for his bats. One Strike, two and then 
Mult Martin put one right where it 
shouldn't have gone— Cholly had it. But 
alas the fast infield of the Brawn over- 
came the bulk of the Brain, and Cholly 
was out. 

While waiting for his turn to bat, one 
of the Brains came over for a smoke, and 
confidentially admitted in a superoiltous 



On the Poopdeck 



When they told us that we were to write 
a column in The Record, we weren't quite 
sure wiiat to do — whether to trot over to 
the Library and look up O. O. Mclntyre, 
whether to contact Ewetiausend, now but a 
shadow of his former self, poor man, or 
whether to go over to N. A. and take in an- 
other double feature. Actually, we ended 
up at the Gym Lunch, pondering the ques- 
tion, over the traditional coffee. We de- 
cided a couple of things, which we may as 
well put down. A Column has more or less 
as its purpose the taking of an attitude on 
something that has liappened somewhere, 
and make some point out of it, somehow. 
Of course this is too circumscribed and 
limited a routine to plan to stick to, but we 
decided that it wasn't going to be the pur- 
pose of our colunui inyhow. Really, what 
we are anxious to d^ is to give the Readers 
of The Record ai^ excuse (whether good 
or bad is immaterial,) to get around having 
to read the editorials. 



Houseparties The moustached Joe Bol- 
ster, of the Little Red 
House on the Hill, seemed quite honest 
when he informed us — we merely stopped 
in to pass the time of day, of course — that 
he was quite glad, even happy, that the 
time had come for Williams to formally 
greet the Spring. Mr. Louis J. O'Bleau, 
co-proprietor of the Gym Lunch, merely 
pushed back his cap and stoically passed it 
off by admitting that he had become quite 
used to the affair, and was well prepared. 
George Rudnick, in face of the imminent 
destruction of his establishment, bravely 
smiled a Rudnick smile, and said "Lovely 
shtudents, lovely," which got us nowhere. 
Tom Walsh assured us cheerily that he 
would drop in here and there over the 
weekend and suggested we look at the new 
suit he had practically given to a pundit of 
the Forum. 

However, we were determined that our 
survey be a complete one, so we timorously 
approached Professor Doughty, anxious 
for his opinion of the weekend with regards 
to his students. He informed us that 
there would be no test in his classes on Sat- 
urday, and that he would welcome all 
comers — to his classes, and closed by say- 
ing that he actually did not mind our wear- 
ing tails. We were anxious to approach 
Dr. Dennett, but as we walked to the 
White House, our courage failed us and we 
went on up the street. 

This business of Houseparties is perhaps 
best described in the words of 0. T. Kay, 
currently appearing in Waiting For Lefty 
at the Opera House. He shrugged his 
square shoulders, and said "It comes and 
goes once a year." Of course between the 
coming and the going it must be admitted 
that no little amount of water, etc., passes 
under the dam, etc.; friendships are made 
and unmade; love affairs spring up like 
mushrooms on wet days; but in the end, 
we find ourselves in the Gym Lunch Mon- 
day morning, broke and — quite often — 
with' a touch of— neuralgia. We sip our 
coffee timidly, half wishing it were Friday 
again, and yet quite glad that it's not. 

There's always the story of the Fresh- 
man two years ago who had had a touch 
of too much ginger-beer and went quietly to 
sleep Saturday night at ten, in his quiet 
room. The effects of what he had been 
drinking were quite strong, for he slept 
through to the next night. Upon awaken- 
ing, he decided it was still Saturday night, 
and turned over, .sleeping the rest of the 
night. Somehow, he was quite surprised, 
the next momintf, to] see his fellow-frosh 
scurrying across |he quad with long faces 
and schoolbooksj minus the finery one 
would expect of sj Sunday morning. It is 
said it took him !an hoiu- to be convinced 
that it was Monday,! and that the Junior 
who had been wdlfing his girl had driven 
her home. The moral to the story is that 
the Junior marrieti the girl, a year later. 
j ■ Emil 



tone, "The D. U.'s may have taken us, 
and the Zetes mjy have trimmed us, but 
it'll be a different story today . . . We're 
out to win." '^ith this statement of 
policy the Brains had to return to the 
field. The speawer got there just in time 
to close his eyel and catch a long fly. 
His companion in the outfield said they 
heard him keep t«peating the rest of the 
game, in a scanjely audible tohe, "I'm 
da mned if I knoW bow I did it." 



Noti 



ices 



Inflrnury Pttienta— David E. Saunders 
'30 was the only stu- 
dent confined to the Thompson infirnuiry 
as The Record went to pi'ess. 

Senior Chapel — Seniors will be excused 
from Chapel this Sunday, 
May le. 

Nathan C. Starr 
Assistant Dean 



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(Oontlnued Jrom First Page) 
Till) upBtuirs Ims nerved as Beniie's home 
.luiiiiK the thirty-five years he hus been 
myiiig "U"' ^ •■''" Colleno, wliich rnukes it 

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tiioiliitions were insufficient. 

Audover graduates wlio came to Wil- 
liams drew tlie general store proitrietor to 
town in the first place. The nickname, 
too, ciune along to the college town so that, 
,iH lieniic said with a smile, "Even the little 
liid iicioHS the road always calls me that." 
Rudnick Saved by Lease 

The main difference tetween the stu- 
dents of that day and this which he has 
noleil, revolves around the fact that back 
in till- early part of the century they had 
more money to sptmd. "I don't believe 
anybody's got so nmch to spend as they 
used to," was his opinion. 

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Bemie's, Co-op, and Danaher's must be removed to make way for the new squash Courts. 



the story of the lease, which has had a 
vaiied career, runs something like this: 

N. F. Smith, ^jitlier of the present book 
seller, was granted a long term document, 
to reconiiMMiKO him for the moving of his 
buildiiiK from the Hopkins Hall site to 
where I, asell (iynuiasium now stands. This 
was to nuiki! way for the adminisli'ation 
Imilding, while later the Smith structure 
was again shifted to make possible the 
erection of the gynuiasium. 

With this .second cliange went the pres- 
ent lea.s(!, half interest in which came in due 
time, into the possession of a Mr. Sever- 
ance, druggist. In 1915 George bought 
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pharmacy biisiness. Later came a Rud- 
nick office on the present site and even- 
tually the well known brick structure. 
George Claims Ignorance 
When George himself was questioned 
about the whole situation he exclaimed, 
"My dear phoy I do not know what you 
are talking about," and mumbled some 
thing about George Hall, "like I^ehman 
Hall," and tearing up the mortgage on the 
gymnasium. Another member of the firm 
suggested that the reporter consult the 
College authorities if he desired informa- 
tion on the subject, whereupon the reporter 
inquired about the rumors which have it 
that George ran in wires and even a sewer 
in his dry cleaning plant through college 
property. 

The story is that the deed was done at 
midnight by a crew of trusty workers. 
At this point, the representative deplored 
Spring Street rumors in general and said 
he was very busy this week and didn't have 
time to go into details. 

Future of Co-op Uncertain 
Van and Tom at the Co-op are old Wil- 
liamstown people who have been selling 
clothes to Williams men for the past ten 
years. The organization has never been 
connected with any other college coopera- 
tive society. The proprietors have no 
plans for the future. 

Perry Smedley built the hardware store, 
according to local historians, when the 
National Bank took over its former quar- 
ters in the lower Spring Street block. The 
store later passed into the hands of the 
father of the present operator who is now 
conducting a liquidation sale in an effort to 
salvage something before he faces he knows 
not what in the future. 

The rest of the Spring Street merchants 
had little to say about the changes that 
will be made, although Tom and Phil of 
the House of Walsh did think tearing down 
the old buildings will improve the appear- 
ance of the town. Louie Bleau had no 
comment, but Chief Royal did not hesitate 
to say he thought the tludnick office will 
be an "eye sore" when the squash courts 
have been completed. 



Cindermen Will Fight for 
Little Three Title Today 

(Continued from First Page) 

three-way tie for triangular honors already 
assured by virtue of last Saturday's 75-60 
triumph over Wesleyan, to ice the cake by 
adding the Purple and White to her list of 
victims. Mmor injuries hamper several 
of the squad as The Record goes to press 
with Rood and Gallagher causing the most 
concern in a last minute wave of ijessimism. 
Coach Charlie Caldwell was able to trip 
Union on Wednesday without calling on 
either Captain Shanty Fuchs or I-efty Tom 
Bryant and can now look forward to to- 



morrow's meeting with the Cardinal nine 
confident that both his fiivt string hurlcrs 
are ready for action. Hank Stanton broke 
out in a ra«h of base hits against the Gar- 
net which augurs well for u slight hatting 
punch, most of which Phil Stt^arns has licen 
forced to carry so far this season, and with 
this added stick work from the short fielder 
the Ephmen can count on showing Coach 
Jack Blott. and his squad of sluggers a 
considerable amount of baseball. 
Netmen Favored 

Coach Ed Bullock's boys established 
themselves intercollegiate threats on tlm 
court in the recent three-day tournament 
held here in which they proved selfish 
hosts by making the singles final an all- 
Purple affair Ijeside leaching the semi- 
finals in the lower bra(^ket of the doubles 
play. Al Jarvis and Bare Kingnuvn, 
seeded number one and two resijcctively 
when the tournament o|)ened, will have 
Bob Weller, who disjilayed sensational 
t^Minis to gain the final against .larvis, to 
help against the Wesmen tomoriow after- 
noon and should prove as inhospitable as 
they did when the week o[)ened. 

Freshman contests are scheduled for the 
morning, which should encourage attend- 
ance at games that may well prove pre- 
views of vareity contests in the three years 
to come. Coach Bill Fowle has the most 
formidable unit in a baseball nine that has 
Ijeaten Hotchkiss, and Williston in three 
starts this season, dropping only the Deer- 
field tussle. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 19S7 



Purple Team Regains Place in Eastern Tennis Circle 



Hadley Pitches 
Ephmen to 3-2 
Win Over Union 

3-hit Game Bests Waters 
as Sophomore Becomes 
Third Williams Hurler 
to Go Full Nine Innings 



By Woooward B. Norton '39 

On the young right arm of Huff Hadley, 
Williams squeezed back into the win 
column on Weston Field Wednesday 
as the Sophomore speedballer downed 
the Dutchmen from Schenectady 3-2 with 
three widely scattered hits, while issuing a 
single base on balls before a crowd kept 
small by the Intercollegiate tennis finals 
on the Sage courts. In becoming the 
third Purple hurler to go the route this 
season, Hadley had good support from a 
revamped hne-up which executed two fast 
double plays, one with the tying run on 
third, to successfully stop threats in the 
first and last stanzas. 

Little indication of the pitching duel to 
follow was offered in the first inning when, 
with two out, Eddie Stanley worked Lloyd 
Waters for a base on balls, stole second, and 
scored on Hank Stanton's single to left 
field, but as the innings slipped by with 
both Hadley and Waters working easily, 
Stanley's lone marker in the first looked 
good enough to win. 

Fireworks Start in Seventh 

The fireworks started in the seventh 
when Ernie Brown, Union first sacker 
poled the second pitch far over Larry 
Durrell's head in left field for two bases. 
Claude Wylie laid down a bunt, and both 
men were safe as Stanley threw too high to 
catch the runner at third. Nelligan held 
Brown on third as he tossed out Dave 
Miller at first, Wylie taking second and 
setting the stage for the play that was to 
follow. Coach Nelson signalled for a 
squeeze play, and as Harry Marra dragged 
a bunt along the first base foul line, Brown 
scored, Wylie following with the second 
run of the inning as Hadley dropped the 
ball trying to tag the charging Marra. 
Stanley's throw to catch the diminutive 
third baseman as he went down to second 
was wide of the bag, but Dave Yunich 
shot a short fly to right which Russell 
gathered in and Waters hoisted weakly 
to Hadley to retire the side. 

The game was won in the home half of 
the same frame when the Steams twins 



Golf Team Trounces 
Union Sextet, 7\-ll 

With a strouK wind as its chief opponent, 
a revamped Williams golf team rode rough 
shod over a weak Union six 7H-1H. Wed- 
nesday afternoon at Schenectady as 
Bobby Jones, returning after a four weeks' 
ineligibility period, and Frank Caulk, tak- 
ing time off from his tennis duties, joined 
the line-up to give the Purple its second 
victory in six starts. 

Showing a decided improvement over its 
previous performances this season, the Wil- 
liams sextet captured five of the six indi- 
vidual matches while a tied besthall, called 
at the end of the twentieth hole because of 
darkness, prevented its making a clean 
sweep in foursome contests. 

Captain Forehleck scored the only Gar- 
net victory, defeating Jones, star of last 
year's freshman team in number one spot 
by a two and one count in a close match 
over the difficult course. Bro Evans, after 
taking an early lead, easily captured his 
mi^tch three and one, while the foursome 
match was called off at the twentieth hole 
as the balls began to disappear into the 
night. 

Caulk, Gillett Win 

Frank Gillett and Frank Caulk, playing 
numbers three and four, had little difficulty 
in downing their Garnet opponents, win- 
ning 2 and 1, and 3 and 2 respectively, after 
bad starts, while capturing the best ball 3 
and 2. Captain Jeff Young administered 
the worst defeat of the day to Vanderfelt, 
Union number five man, 4 and 3 while A. 
Freeman fought all the way to gain a de- 
cision over his opponent, sinking six-foot 
putt for a birdie on the eighteenth to win 
one up. The Purple pair took the best ball 
3 and 2 to complete the rout. 

The golf team will journey to Worcester 
today to engage in the second of the series 
of round robin weekend matches for the 
Intercollegiate title, meeting Holy Cross 
this afternoon and Yale, league leaders as 
the result of three victories last weekend in 
New Haven, tomorrow morning. Bob 
Jones will tee off at number one, supported 
by Bro Evans.Captain Young, and Al Free- 
man, while the last two places will prob- 
ably be taken by Jim O'Sullivan, Ace 
Williamson, or George Fry. 



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singled consecutively, each advancing a 
base as Marra profanely called on every- 
one but Waters in an attempt to get the 
pitcher to make the play at third on Had- 
ley's bounder to the box. As it turned out 
this mistake in judgment cost the Garnet 
hurler an otherwise good afternoon's 
work, for Bill Stradley's single a moment 
later scored both runners. 

Double Play Ends Rally 
Stanton caused Hadley an anxious few 
seconds in the ninth, fumbling Ernie 
Brown's roller and then throwing wildly 
to Phil Steams on first for a two base error. 
Wylie sacrificed successfully, but the 
squeeze play failed this time as Dave 
Miller popped to Stanley to start the game- 
ending double play which caught Brown 
a good ten yards off the bag. 

For the first time in the home season 
the Williams flag which floats below Old 
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Al Jarvis Is Victor 
In College Net Play 

Stops Bob Weller Easily 
in Listless Final Match 
as Indians Win Doubles 



(Continued from First Pate) 

minutes afterwards was on another court 
facing Norm Anderson, another Hanover 
representative who was seeded number 
four. Although Anderson had played 
well to top Al Barrows of Wesleyan in 
three sets he threatened only in the second 
set as the Williams sophomore flashed 
his best tennis of the tournament with 
accurate backcourt placements and forcing 
shots. 

Weller Ilpsets Again 

Weller again confounded the prophets 
with his brilliant game against Fitz 
Patrick winning, 6t2, 6-2, the Wesleyan 
player having previously overcome Exton 
of Brown. Weller's cross court place- 
ments and fast serve were particularly 
brilliant in an upset which provided the 
chief attraction for a large gallery on the 
Sage courts. . 

The doubles tournament also started on 
Tuesday, and was featured by the ad- 
vance of Stearns and Babcock of M. I.T, 
through two rounds, including a victory 
over Fitzpatrick and Berg of Wesleyan 
seeded number three, without losing a set 
Andei-son and Thomas, number two, won 
their match in love sets, and the other 
seeded doubles advanced with ease. The 
next day the M. 1. T. duo won its way into 
the finals with a straight-set victory over 
the top-ranking combination of Weller and 
Kingman, 6-3, 6-2, while Anderson and 
Thomas, seeded number two, topped 
another M. 1. T. combination in three 
close sets. 

Jarvis Clings to Early Lead 

Playing against Weller in the singles 
finals on Wednesday afternoon before a 
large gallery, Jarvis displayed a steady and 
intelligent game against his teamnmte, 
who failed to show the same brand of tennis 
as in the past two days. The former 
indoor champion jumped into the lead 
midway through the first set and never 
relinquished it thereafter, as Weller's only 
successful effort came in the second set, 
when he led for a short time by two games. 
Neither played as good tennis as in pre- 
vious matches, but Jarvis' smashes and 
beautiful high angled volleys stood out 
against the speedy but erratic serving 
and stroking of Weller. 

In the doubles final Anderson and 
Thomas easily took a two-set lead, but their 
M. I. T. opponents fought cagily to even 
the score to two sets apiece as Anderson 
lost his touch. The powerful Indian 
captain regained his form in the fifth set, 
unleashing a series of tremendous over- 
heads to run out the set at 7-5 and retain 
the title for the New Hampshire college. 

In the point score for the New England 
Intercollegiate Tennis association trophy, 
Dartmouth brought its total to 53^, which 
is just 2}^ short of the 8 points necessary 
for permanent possession of the cup. 
Williams' IJ^ points are the first to be 
gained by the college, putting it in third 
place behind Yale, and in a tie with 
M. I. T., which added one-half point by 
becoming runner-up in the doubles play. 

The celestial powers looked favorably 
on the tourney, giving the players three 
days of near-perfect tennis weather. 



Mr. Dwight brought his thorough 
knowledge of tennis umpiring into frequent 
use, and never missed a bet. He made 
sure that all the formalities were observed 
and did not ono^ hesitate in his score- 
calling. 

Theatrical Norm Anderson of Dart- 
mouth provided quite a bit of entertain- 
ment by himself. His racket would fall 
dismally to the ground after a particularly 
bad shot, and his muttering and groaning 
constantly evoked laughter from the 
crowd. 



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Williams Netmen to 
Face Wesleyan Here 

Fresh from its triumph in the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate Tennis championship, 
the Varsity will .face an undefeated Wes- 
leyan unit on the Sage Hall courts today. 

Headed by Russ Tuttle, Al Barrows, 
who was seeded number eight in the intcr- 
collegiates, and Ben Pfeiffer, the Cardinal 
team has defeats over Bowdoin, Bard, 
Trinity, and Springfield to its credit. An 
infected leg kept Tuttle out of the college 
tourney, and it is not known whether he 
will play against Williams today or not. 

The Williams team will probably be 
composed of Bare Kingman, Al Jarvis, 
Chappy Gaskell, Bob Weller, I^ee Stetson, 
and Frank Caulk. Although in past games 
the doubles combinations have not shown 
up well, the same doubles setup will be 
used against the Cardinals as against 
Middlebury, consisting of Kingman and 
Weller, Jarvis and Gaskell, and Collester 
and Caulk. So far the Purple has won 
three matches and lost two, having fallen 
before Colgate and the University of 
Miami, and gained victories over Colgate, 
Middlebury, and Bowdoin. 



DKE Leads Intramurals 
As Spring Season Begins 

Competition in baseball, tennis, track, 
and golf will feature the spring intramural 
season, which so far has seen only the bo- 
ginning of the baseball and golf tourneys. 
The inauguration of the spring contests, 
which mark the home stretch in the drive 
for the intramural championship, find.s 
DKE in first place with a total of seventy- 
two points followed by Theta Delta Chi 
with seventy. In a tie for third are Delta 
Psi, last year's champions, and Zeta Psi, 
each with sixty-five points. 

Only a few games have been reported 
in the Softball schedule, with the result, 
that Phi Sigma Kappa and Aljjha Delta 
Phi, having each recorded only one game, 
are officially leading the American and 
National leagues with percentages of 1 .000. 
Theta Delta Chi, with four wins and one 
loss is second in the American league, 
while Zeta Psi, having won three and lost 
one, is in second place in the National 
league. 

No scores have been as yet turned in for 
the golf tournament, the first round of 
which was to have been completed last 
week. Track and tennis have not begun 
at all. The track meet will be held after 
the official season is over, while the tennis 
will begin shortly, now that the intercolle- 
giate matches are over. 



Deerfield Triumphs 
Over Freshmen, 9-7 

Baseball Team liOscs for 
First Time As Nelmen 
Win Close Match, 5-4 

A freslimun inviision oi Dci'i'ficld \\(,j. 
nijsday afternoon resulted in a iliaw wlicii 
the bn.seball team's two gaine winiiiii|i 
streak was broken by the schoollioy.s S).7 
and UiKile Ed Bullock's iiptmoii won ihejf 
first match of the season 5-4. 

It was IJeeifield that di(ip|«Ml lii|| 
Fowle's haskctliall team out of the unde- 
feated class last winter, and it- was I In. 
same school that dowiu'd his pi(»viously un- 
beaten nine, in spite of the hid that the 
yearlings outliit the Gioen and Wliitc and 
knocked their starling jjitcliei- out of Ihc : 
liox ill the fourth inning. The deoidin^ 
factors wore two doulile scineezo plays, ono 
in the second, the other in the .seventh in- 
ing, which baffled (he WilliamK team com- 
pletely forcing in two runs apic^iui. 

The freshnion wore triiiling ti-0 golnj; in- 
to the fourth when Michaels stictc^hcd ii 
triple into a liomer to start the. only Purple 
threat of the ivftenioon. A.sin()ff and 
Stanton scored, and then Ross Brown con- 
tributed conMidenihly to his own gain(> hy 
hitting a tremendous home run with two 
men on. Joe Wood of D(H^rfield i<'li('vcd 
his beleaguered touminate, Retnl, on I lie 
mound and finally letirctl the .side when 
Scliumo flied to Reynolds. 

Brown turned in a good iierforinancp on 
the mound for Williams, yielding only five 
hits and with all four of Dcerfiold's third 
inning runs uneiiniod. However, the 
Administration accouiiteil for the Ukss of 
four Williams regulars and in the revamped 
batting list, only Asinoff was able to hit 
consistently. 

Although playing without the services of 
several regulars, the tennis t«am was more 
fortunate and took a one-point decision hy 
winning four of the singles and one of the 
doubles matches. Pete Shook defeated 
Sandy Johnston 2-6, (i-O, 0-1, in the num- 
ber one match while Keller Pollock n'vl 
Ivor Catlin defeated Chick and Hwiipi :n 
the two and three positions. Wei> Shiip- 
leigh downed Sam Bell 8-0, 6-4, in numlti 
six for the other freshman singles tally. 

Pollock and McKay got the fifth and 
winning point for Williams by tiimmiii); 
Dewey and Hallett 5-7, 6-3, 7-S. Chick 
and Johnston, and Bell and Morgenlhau, 
the other Deerfield doubles teams, bent 
Catlin and Shonk, and Shapleigh and Mi:- 
Kean, respectively, to complete their four 
point total. 



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Garnet Stopped, 3-2, 
By Hadley's Twirling 

^ (Continued from SlitMx Page) 
Glory back of third base, was riKlit side 



ui'- . 

George Haskell, tlie first base coach for 
the visitors and a pitcher of sorts, came in 
tor a lot of good-natured ribbing by the 
first base bleacherites. One, inclined to 
be a bit more vindictive than the others, 
went so far as to sugger that the gum- 
chewing clowner "take off that sweater and 
ram itdown your throat." 

On the eve of the first Little Three bat- 
tle the Purple's record reads three won, 
(our lost for a percentage of .429. 



The BUiiinmry: 

WII.l.lAMK a) 

ab r ii po a e 
Durrell, If 3 2 
Kuclm, rt 10 
Siradley, cf 4 2 
Stanley, c 3 11320 
Stuntoii. 8H 4 3 5 
lluMBll, rf 2 3 
,j,,vi,, l( 
jj^„y, ;)1, 3 2 3 
Nellie.1". 2b 2 1 3 3 
DStens, 2b2 112 00 
IJryant, lb 2 7 1 
,>S,e',i», lb 1 1 1 4 
lladley, 1) 3 1 



UNION (2) 

ul) r ii po a e 
Thomas, cf 4 3 
Myera, 2b 3 3 
nrowii, lb 4 11110 
Wylie. rf 3 2 10 
o.jCam'ta 10 
Miller, ss 3 .'> 1 
Marra, 3b 3 3 
Ainaioii, If 3 10 
Yunich, e 3 4 10 
Waters, p 3 13 



Totals 30 3 (I 27 14 3 Totals 2!1 2 3 24 12 1 
„ ) fourtesy runner for Wylie in 2iid, 4tli, and 7th 

inniriBB and for Waters in 3rd. 

.Score by inninRs: 

WILLIAMS 1 0000020 x-3 

^.^„,>j 0000020 0—2 

Huns, batted in — Straclley 2. Stanton, Morni. 
Two-base hit — Brown. Sarrifice hits — Wylie, .Mil- 
ler. I.fttvis, Seay. Ktolen basea — Stanley 2, Stan- 
ton, Marra. Double plays — Stanton l(» NelliRan to 
Bryant, Stanley to Seay. Struck out by Waters 3. 
Hailley 1. Hases on balls — Off Waters 1, off lladley 
1. Leftonbases— William 7. Union 3. Umpires— 
I.enry, Holster. Time: 1.45. 



Safford to Give Fourth 
In Recital Series Sunday 

In tlie fourth of his series of organ re- 
cital-talks, Charles L. Safford '93 will pre- 
sent works of Bach, Guilmant, Schuliert, 
and Tschaikowsky, at five o'clock tomor- 
row afternoon in Chivpin Hall. Discussion 
will center chiefly about the first move- 
ment of the unfinished symphony by Schu- 
bert, and the second movement of Tschai- 
kowsky's fiftli symphony. Mr. Suffoid's 
program is as follows: 

Fugue in E flat, St. Anne J. S. Bach 

I'raijer 
Cayrice 
Marclie lieligiense 
First Movement, Unfinished Symphony 

Schuljcrt 
Second Movement, Fifth Symphony 

Tschaikowsky 



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Track Team to 
Seek Crown in 
Amherst^ Meet 

PI an sky Predicts Victory 
by One-Point Margin; 
Cook, Dissell, Moore to 
Try for College Marks 

/•'nday, May /4— When the Williams 
track team comes to grips with Amherst 
at 2.00 p. m. this afternoon, the time will 
be riiK! for a killinR. For, to beat Am- 
herst for the first time in five yeaifi, to win 
the Little Three crown for the second time 
in the last decade, and to give Tony 
Plansky the first championship in his 
career as head coach, the Purple forces will 
have to rise up and slay the Pratt field 
jinx, which has successfully repulsed every 
invading track team for the last six years. 

"If the team does as well as it did last 
week against Wesleyan and if Amherst 
does not show any improvement, we ought 
to l)eat them by one point or so," Coach 
Plansky said Thursday afternoon. He is 
relying on wins in the dashes, the hurdles, 
and the two jumping events, with an even 
cliance lor firsts in the shot put and the 
two mile run. 

Cook After New Record 

Tiffy Cook will once again try to eclipse 
tlie College record, of 49.4 in the quarter, 
having run an unofficial 49 flat in the 
Wesleyan meet last week. He will be 
pitted against Dow and Steinbrugge in 
both the 440 and the 220. Pete Gallagher 
is also entered in these events besides 
being teamed with Eddie Whitaker in the 
100. 

In both hurdle events Rog Moore will 
have the advantage of running on a 
straightaway, and he and Nils Anderson 
will see their keenest competition of the 
season in Jeppson, who has shown steady 
improvement to clock 15.9 and 25.4 in the 
highs and lows, respectively. These times 
are both six tenths of a second over 
Moore's best. 

Dissell Meets Sabrina Champ 

Having recovered from his mid-season 
•slump, Ed Dissell will try to better his 
College record of 12 feet IH inches in the 
pole vault. Along with Ed Wheeler and 
Marl Taylor, he will undoubtedly have his 
troubles with Wilkeiming, who hung up a 
new record of 12 feet 6 inches in the Am- 
herst-Wesleyan meet. Jack Bunce, War- 
ner Cumber, and Dusty Surdam will 
see their chief opposition in the high jump 
from Miller. 

The two mile race promises to he just as 
thrilling as last week's, as Bill Collens and 
Bay Kiliani meet Twichell, who has done 
10:11.2, two seconds under Collens' best. 
In their meet with Brown last week Am- 
herst swept three places in the 880 and 
mile, as well as the two mile. Don 
Brown and Jim Gregory will try for Purple 
laurels in the half again, while Ken Rood 
and Johnny Marahall have recovered 
from colds to put up a strong front in the 

mile. 

Weights to Be Close 

Curtin and Johnny Ahlstrom will be 
pitted, in the hammer, against Ward who 
has passed the 150 foot mark several 
times, while the other two in the weight 
division. Reeves and Stark, will have a 
chance for places in the shot, but will 
probably bow to Holmes and Dostal in the 
discus. Scofield, of Amherst, who has 
reached 168 feet in the javelin throw, will 
battle with Ham Herman and Dick Ely, 
while Pattengill and Wilkenning will try 
to outjump Bill Stradley and Aldy Briggs. 



Creede '40 Gains Fourth 
In Y.M.C.A.100.yd.Su}im 

Thomas B. Creede '40, of Essex 
Fells, N. J., captain of this season's 
yearling swimming team took fourth 
place in the finals of the 100-yard 
dash in the National Y. M. C. A. 
swimming meet held in Chicago last 
Friday and Saturday. Creede swam 
as a representative of the Montclair 
Y. M, C. A., and obtained a special 
permission from the Deans' Office to 
make the trip. He also swam in two 
relay events in which the Montclair 
club was entered, but failed to place- 
Creede has broken Williams swim- 
ming records in the 50-yard dash and 
the century swim. He also set a 
freshman mark of 56.2 for the latter 
event. 

Yearling Debaters Win 
Little Three Title with 
Victory Over Amherst 

Debating the negative side of the ques- 
tion. Resolved: That the trend towards 
increased centralization of our government 
endangers true democracy, the Williams 
Freshman debating team was awarded the 
decision over the Amherst yearlings in 
their meeting last Wednesday at Amherst. 
The victory gave Williams possession of 
the Little Three debating title, by virtue of 
a previous victory over Wesleyan. 

Both teams argued at cross purposes 
throughout the discussion, the debate be- 
ing marked more by haggling over the 
definition of the question than by any 
constructive arguments. The keynote 
for the controversy was developed in the 
first speech when Robert P. Barnes of Am- 
herst stated that American democracy had 
to be taken as the model when a question of 
centralization was under discussion. He 
added that since the American government 
is based on the separation of powers, any 
tendency to increase the power in Washing- 
ton was dangerous to democracy, in the 
American sense. 

British Government Cited 

R. Pearsall Helms, the first Williams 
speaker, took issue with the affirmative 
interpretation, and contended that true 
democracy is the execution of the will of 
the people, which can be carried out most 
effectively by a strong federal power. 
Helms also stated that if necessary we 
should modify the executive branch of our 
government to conform more to that of 
Great Britain. 

The cross-examinations, conducted by 
Robert L. Spang for Williams, and George 
B. Dowley for Amherst, accomplished little 
for either side. Spang, after a good start, 
merely weakened his case by further ques- 
tioning, while Dowley was not able to 
shake the affirmative case. 

In an able rebuttal and resume of the 
negative position, Theodore W. Brooks 
continued the discussion of the definition 
of the question, when he stated that the 
resolution would have to be re-worded to 
fit the affirmative arguments. Mitchell 
B. DeGroot, in the Amherst rebuttal, dis- 
agreed with Brooks and further stated that 
any reference to the English government 
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(Oontlnued Jrom First Page) 
out affftir M evidenced by the failure of 
Franco's quick thrust attempt at the 
Government of Spain. Germany, it is 
conceded, hos no lasting power and cannot 
therefore be considered anxious for war. 
The third, and most imiwrtant reason, ia 
the steadily growing bond between France 
iiiid Britain. 

Relating something of the history of the 
French SociaUst Government's unsuccess- 
ful attempts to bring about assurance 
of European peace through a series of 
conferences, M. Philip added that the 
French had invited League intervention. 
"There seem to be two schools of thought 
about the League of Nations," he said in u 
Immorous twist. "One is that it is sleep- 
ing and the other is that it is dead. It 
sle|)t in the Manchurian crisis because the 
young prince was too yellow; it slept 
throuKli the Ethiopian war because Haile 
Selassie was too black; and now it is 
sleeping in Spain because the country 
is too red. Is it a question of color?" 

Any plan for disarmament, such as 
tliose which have failed during the past 
several months, the French Deputy saw 
as a certain path to a second world de- 
pression — that is, unless it were linked 
with a definite economic agreement be- 
tween Germany, France, England, and 
Italy. Too sudden a reversal in armament 
negotiations, according to the speaker, 
would cut the line to new markets and 
snarl the inclining economic trends, the 
wrong fork in a road to lasting peace. 

The Socialist proposition for a remedy 
to the situation, as outUned by M. Philip, 
is a common Euroiwan fund into which 
might he [mured all the money now being 
sjicnt by the major powers for rearma- 
ment purposes. An outlet in a giant in- 
ternational public works program Is being 
itudied and it is hoped will be discussed 
at an economic conference, perhaps at 
London in 1938. Immediate action Is 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1987 



'Sketch' Best in a Long Time Because 
His Review Will be Read, States Allen 



By Samuel E. Allen 

ABBociute Professor of Uhetoric 



To read a hook which none of his friends^ 
has read is very disappointing l)ecause the 
second book which Mr. Frost recommends 
tecomes very difficult. A comparison of 
views and maylie a little argument helps 
wonderfully with our reading. So the 
number of Sketch which I review is always 
the best one I have seen in a long time; 
probably the reason is that I think some- 
one will read my report and thus I antici- 
pate discussion and the second view. This 
all may be conventional introduction 
which merely a moment of reflection would 
consign to the waste basket. At any rate, 
I can report a grand time reading the May 
Sketch. If I had to say why briefly, I 
probably should suggest that the articles 
as a whole reveal a free i)lay of intelligence 
over a wide range of topics. They include 
comments on literary conferences, and an 
attempt to score a political touchdown 
with a concealed ball; musical, dramatic, 
and literary criticism; very interesting re- 
[jorts on a questionnaire, verse, short 
stories, biography, and recent history. 
Alien Gets Kick from Newhall 

Idiosyncratically in all likelihood, I got 
the greatest kick out of the article by Pro- 
fessor Newhall and Mr. Wolfe about the 
Senior questionnaire, They have squelched 
thoroughly enough the slurs of the Purple 
Cow. I say this quite without prejudice 
though I do think that the Cow has mis- 
quoted me once or twice. In Williams 
Ct)llege in 181 1 William CuUen Bryant saw 
"the pale faced moping students crawl." I 
should like very much to recall the answers 
written by their palefaces; I should even 
like to know whether they could milk a cow. 
I sui)pose we should off-hand, assume that 
in 1811 all Americans milked cows; were 
they not Davey Crockett jacks of all 
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The lecturer closed his address by im- 
parting the intelligence that Paris was no 
longer the center of French Government, 
being, in fact, exactly opposite to the re- 
mainder of the country in political char- 
acter. Quoting statistics to support his 
statement that France was at present 
governed-te the youthful elenjeni Jn the 
population, he said half those in the legis- 
lative bodies of his country were under 
forty-five years of age, while one third were 
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bovine temperament pities the mope who 
should mount a milk stool; he would be 
kicked further than the proverbial next 
week. No cow, whatever her color, loves a 
mo|)er. Or again to hurdle a few years, 
shouldn't we like to read the answere of 
the country bumpkins, who according to 
Hawthorne, were attending this College in 
1837? I wish luck to the questioners and 
to their heirs and hope they will persist. 

To go in detail into discussion of the 
criticism in Sketch would probably be, for 
me, rather rash. I have because of bad 
judgment, laziness, or some other poor ex- 
cuse not read some of the books and not 
seen some of the plays reported on. I 
think I have read some better contempor- 
ary books, but where I am in a position to 
judge, I find myself in agreement with the 
reviewers and hence conclude that all the 
articles are sound. The substantial essay 
on musical appreciation is thoughtful and 
quite worthwhile. 

Verse Doesn't Dent 
The verse in this number does not dent 
very deeply whatever protoplasm I may 
have, does not make me especially anxious 
to talk about poetry. That may be my 
misfortune. Road Kid may remind one of 
Sandburg or recall the swaggering heroes of 
Farnol, but it does not haunt my imagina- 
tion. My Moon and Recovery anyone who 
cares for verse at all will enjoy; they are 
adequately done, very pleasing. In My 
Moon I feel there is something genuinely 
poetical; that I cannot say exactly what is 
not going to worry me. 

The articles about Williams in the World 
War, John L. Lewis, and Williams ath- 
letics may be considered together. I hope 
the writer about the war has not failed to 
note, as he read his sources, something of 
the insanity of the time that infected even 
our Berkshire air. Only a few in Williams- 
town even gUmpsed of the troubles to be- 
set our world in the post-war era. The 
vigorous and very noticeably fair-minded 
biography of Mr, Lewis sums up for us the 
many articles that we have read or have 
skipped in the daily papers, 

Mr, O'Neill's summary of the athletic 
year has a note of defeat, a trace of disap- 
pointment, which many WiUiams men will 
,shftr« with.him,>'.PossflW)f-beeauee- I-be- 
long to the minority that never puts very 
much emphasis on winning, I do not go the 
whole distance with him. One year we 
win, the next we lose; I enjoy both years 
just as I enjoy the stressed and the un- 
stressed syllables in haunting verse. 

Of the short stories. Not Nice appeals to 
me much more than The Three Clouds, the 
reason being that I think I understand the 
boys in the story of the boarding school; I 
can see their motives, I^ve met them all. 
In The Three Clouds the men confuse me as 
Faulkner's men do; they are not the kind 
of people I have met, they are rather 
creatures of the image of man, tempera- 
ments flowing as naturally as a brook and 
as unchecked. Why I find value in 
Laughing Boy and little in Sanctuary I had 
prol)ably better not try to explain here. I 
have no doubt that many readers will like 
The Three Clouds. It is certainly handled 
with skill. 

To repeat, I can recommend this number 
of Sketch as intelligent; it makes no pre- 
tense of being literary; it is honest writing. 



Art Museum to Exhibit 
Drawings by Williams '15 

The I,«wrence Art Museum will dispky 
a collection of architectural drawings by 
Lessing W. Williams '15 from May 19 to 
June 7 whicli will include the plans used in 
restoring the Louvain library in Belgium. 
The renovation of the famous building, 
partially destroyed by the Germans during 
the World War, has been the center of 
wice-spread contemporary artistic dispute. 



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J. S. Glaser '37 Awarded 
$500 Clark Scholarship; 
Hoyt '36 Gets Renewal 

Julius S. Glaser '37, will begin graduate 
work in the new Harvard School of Public 
Administration next fall as a result of his 
recent award of one of the two annual $500 
Clark Scholarships. The other grant for 
this year has been made to Edward A. 
Hoyt '36, who has been working at Co- 
lumbia for a doctor's degree in History. 



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The award to Hoyt is a renewal of his 
scholarship this year. 

Hoyt, while at the New York insti- 
tution, has engaged in American History 
research under a special foundation which 
will eventually publish its results in a book. 
According to Columbia authorities, he 
was chosen for this undertaking because 
of "superior intelligence and initiative." 
While at Williams, Hoyt was a member of 
the Garfield Club, directed the activities 
of the Liberal Club, and was a member of 
the Hopkins Log. He is a member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

Glaser, president of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society and retired head of the Adelphic 
Union, plans to take advantage of Har- 
vard's newest post-graduate school, the 
recent gift of Lucius Littauer. There he 
will prepare for teaching problems. 



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prize committee, by Thursday, May 
20, it was announced this week. The 
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include a statement of the candidates 
special training, experience, and 
achievement in his special field, with 
particular reference to creative work. 

The Hutchinson scholarship is a 
special award to the student who, 
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greatest outstanding talent in music. 
]f the committee believes no student 
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granted to an undergraduate study- 
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Freshman Teams to 
Encounter Wesleyan 

With their spring sport's record to date 
hovering uncertainly above tin .500 mark, 
four freshman teams will go into action to- 
day as the baseball, tennis, and track 
teams embark on their initial Little Three 
engagements and the undefeated golf unit 
meets Nichols Junior College on the Ta- 
conic links. 

The baseball team, with two one-run 
decisions and one defeat to its credit, will 
engage an untried Wesley an freshman 
outfit this afternoon on Cole Field. Coach 
Bill Fowle expects the return of four reg- 
ulars lost to the Deerfield game Wednesday 
and pitching assignments will fall either 
to Ross Brown or Dan Dunn. 

With a record of one loss and a steam- 
roller win over Wilbraham last Saturday, 
Coach Tony Plansky's yearling trackmen 
will attempt to continue in their stride 
when they meet both Amherst and Wes- 
leyan this afternoon on Weston Field in 
the annual freshman Little Three tri- 
angular meet. Both Wesleyan and Wil- 
liams loom as strong contenders for the 
title, the former having won two meets by 
lopsided scores, while the Purple have last 
week's topheavy 89-37 score as evidence 
of their strength. 

Netmen to Meet Wesleyan 

The netmen, fresh from a 5-4 win over 
Deerfield Wednesday, will engage a rela- 
tively weak Wesleyan aggregation on the 
Lynde Lane courts this afternoon. Al- 
though defeated by strong Hotchkiss and 
Kent squads the freshmen expect a more 
than even chance to win over tbe visitors, 
who were swamped last week by the Am- 
herst netmen, 9-0. Ed Bullock will start 
his usual line-up of Sewell Corkran, Pete 
Shonk, Keller Pollock, Ivor Catlin, Ed 
Palmer, and Vance McKean. 

The golfers, only undefeated yearling 
team, will attempt to retain its clean slate 
when it meets a Nichols Junior College 
team this afternoon. Butch Schriber and 
Andy Anderson, will play in number one 
and two positions respectively, while 
Ray Komdorfer and Win Todd will be at 
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WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1937 



No. 14 



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Vmherst Downs 
'urple, 711-631^ 
n Track Upset 

^^ct Track Causes Poor 
Times as Pratt Field 
Jinx Brings Triple Tie 
for Little Three Title 

I'lic Williams track team's hopes for the 
ill kI<)''.V of the Little Three crown van- 
licil into something more than a mist 
liday afternoon, aa Amherst rolled up 
\y, i«)ints against the invadei-s' 6314 
lulcr a steady downpour on Pratt field, 
■Ikmp A! Lumley's six-year jinx once 
nil! functioned effectively. Rog Moore's 
,vii wins in the hurdles and Tiffy Cook's 
All lirsts and one second wctc not enough 
(itTsct unexpected upsets in the field 
ei)aitnieiit, which reduced cham|)ionship 
pirations to quasi-int«rest in a triple tie. 

Cook Scores Three Tim es 
Ciiiik did yeoman's service, winning the 
120-yd. dash ahead of Eddie Whitaker 
nd Pete Gallagher, leading Gallagher 
)im' in the 440 with a mediocre 52.2 
lofkcd in the rain, and harely missing 
ir.sl. in the 880, as Cowing nosed him out 
a 1.59,8. Whitaker and Gallagher 
amc in one-two in the century to account 
(ii- eight more of the Purple's 47 points on 
he truck. 

.Again the two mile run was the sjand- 
lut race of the afternoon, as Bill CoUens 
ml Gowing exchanged the lead half a 
icizpn times and splashed through a large 
luildle on each of the eight laps before 
lUiulering down the home stretch in a last 
les])(Tate sprint, which saw Gowing 
■11(1 by two strides. Twichell followed 
ywn yards. 

Sabrinas Sweep Mile 
Amhti-sf swept thP mile wtth Cutter, 
Miiinick, Moyer, and Stearns finishing 
1 a four-cornered tie, while Gowing, in the 
0, took his second victory of the aft<?r- 
Kin, when he stood up under Tiffy 
mk's final stabbing spurt to win by a 
u|ile of yards. Cook ran the half mile 
ily twelve minutes after winning the 
120. 
Willi anticipated strength in the field 
cuts, Amhei-st swept the shot put and 
■^I'lis, with thirds by .Johnny Ahlstrom in 
itimmer and Dick Kly in the javelin 
I'ping the Purple and White from mak- 
iK it four. In winning the hammer. Ward 
ii'hcd a mark of 153 feet 1 inch, to better 
I' winning distance in the recent Penn 
lays by several inches. Ham Herman 
ailrd to place in the javelin. 

(Continued on Fourth Page) 



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Scholarship Will Enable 
Causey '37 to Study in 
Washington Next Year 

John P. Causey '37 will work in appren- 
tice executive positions in the National 
Government next year and will undertake 
graduate study at the Catholic University 
in Washington as a result of his recent 
award of one of twenty scholarships given 
annually to outstanding political science 
students in colleges throughout the coun- 
try by the Institute of Public Affairs and 
Government Administration. 

Causey will be emi)loyed in various 
branches of the government and at night 
will supplement his daytime work with 
specialized graduate study. The purpose 
of the scholarships, which provide tuition 
at any educational institution in Wash- 
ington, is to introduce "deserving young 
men into government service in an effort 
to wipe out the spoils system." 

A member of tlie Phi Beta Kappa 
Society, Causey is the retired Managing 
Editor of both The Uecokd and the 1937 
Gulielmensian. In addition to being on 
the Honor System Committee, he is a 
member of Gargoyle and was a Junior Ad- 
visor. He is affiliated with the Delta Phi 
fraternity. 

Williams NetmenTo 
Meet Tigers Today 

Washed out of its match with Wesleyan 
by the house party rains on Saturday, a 
somewhat revised Williams tennis team 
will meet at Princeton, a high-riding Tiger 
unit, today, which is coached by famed 
Mercer Beasely, "the developer of tennis 
stars." 

The Tigers are rated a strong favorite 
by virtue of their victories over Cornell, 
Harvard, and I.ehigh, having lost only to 
the powerful southern teams of Miami 
V'lrgitita, aovi Nortlr CttA.Kna.- H-oadiug 
the team will be Bill Winslow, conqueror 
of the hitherto unbeaten Ramsey Potts of 
the North Carolina group, while the other 
New Jersey players will probably be Ed 
Oelsner, Bob Peelor, Captain Bill Rawle, 
Cliff Baker, and Ed Bender, playing in 
that order. Winslow and Fraker will 
play the number one doubles, followed by 
Oelsner and Rawls, and Baker and Steve 
Ogilvy. 

Although no definite lineup has been 
arranged as yet for the Williams net men, it 
is expected that Captain Bare Kingman 
will take the number one berth, followed 
by Al Jarvis at number two. Bob Weller, 
sensation of the intercollegiates, at number 
three. Chappy Gaskell at number four, 
Lee Stetson at number five, and Chuck 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



arter, ex-'37, Condemns Absurdity of 
Model League in Letter From Madrid 



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The following is a letter written to The^ 
Recohd from the city of Madrid, Spain.by 

iiiloii Carter ex '3( , which was smuggled 
f the war ravaged country to be 
iiiiilod in Toulouse, France. Working 
indcr a British Committee in Madrid, 

iirlir has for the pa.st two months been 
lidiiiK in the evacuation of women and 
-liildien from that city. 
To tlie Editor of The Record: 
Dear Sir, 

I have recently been looking over a col- 
ection of Williams Records brought 
lerc from Ix)ndon with the rest of my mail, 
ivit unfortunately the one I wanted to refer 
o you in writing this communication was 
-onfiscated by my landlady — (she prob- 
»')ly thought it was Fascist literature). I 
lelipvc it was the issue of March 16. It 
;''fiiTod to the meeting of the Model 
■eugue of Nations. As I remember it, a 
^Solution was passed recommending the 
'vncuation of all foreign troops from Spain. 
Resolution Termed 'Absurd' 

Really, gentlemen, what an absurd 
fsolution for a group of so-called intellec- 
tuals to pass onl — even in a mock pro- 
»dure. It is true enough that the real 
league of Nations makes far more asinine 
gestures than this, but isn't that all the 
'nnre reason for the Model League of Na- 
tions to he on its toes? If there was some 
"^y of removing Mussolini's 100,000 
;'^"P8, Hitler's 40,000 "volunteers", and 
'he 100,000 African mercenaries and for- 
■'Ki legionnaries from France's forces, the 



Spanish government would willingly co- 
operate in discharging the 20,000 members 
of its International Brigade. 




Institute Releases 
Tentative Schedule 



President McConaughy of 
Wesleyan, Dr. Garfield 
Will Address Gathering 



A tentative schedule for the 1937 Wil- 
liamstown Institute of Human Relations 
which will meet here from August 29 to 
September 3 to discuss "Public Opinion in 
a Democracy," has been announced by Dr. 
Everett R. Clichy, director of the Insti- 
tute. The convention, which is sponsored 
by the National Conference of Jews and 
Christians, will present more than a dozen 
nationally prominent speakers, including 
President-Emeritus Harry A. Garfield of 
Williams, and President James L. Mc 
Conaughy of Wesleyan. 

The program, as announced, will be di- 
vided into four groups. Every morning 
there will be presented general forums on 
agencies of public opinion, each forum to 
he conducted by one of the speakers. 
Discussions of the newspapers, motion 
pictures and the radio will include ad- 
dresses by Henry R. Luce, publisher of 
Time magazine, and Alexander WooUcott, 
well known humorist and critic. 
Arthur Krock to Lead 

The afternoon programs will be fil'cd by 
round table discussions, and a daily sym- 
posium by . Arthur Krock, Washington 
correspondent for the New York Times. 
while in the evenings there will be formal 
lectures. Prominent speaekrs on the pro- 
grams include Newton D. Baker, former 
secretary of war, George R. Gallup, direc- 
tor of the American Institute of Public 
Opinion, and Carleton J. H. Hayes, of 
Columbia Ufiiversity. 

The 1937 Institute of Human Relations 
will have two objectives guiding the dis- 
cussion. First, to consider the motion 
pictures, radio, press, and other agencies 
"oiiat liVuuld i!a\Me o5i::acn ip Ar.,ieric8, 
from the angle of their relations to religion 
and ethics, and second, to suggest how 
these agencies might work toward better- 
ing human relations in the United States 

Discussion at the convention will be in- 
formal and no resolutions will be acted up- 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Barton Carter, ex-37 

But as for the practicality or the remot- 
est possibility of this idea— Well, anyone 
who even thinks that it could be er g'.neered 
is loony. To pass on a resolution to do 
something impossible doesn't make sense 
to me. First, someone must think of a way 
of stopping Mussolini from sending more 
(Continued on Fifth PagO 



Baseball Team Plays 
Cardinal Nine Today 

With a 9-6 victory over Amherst already 
to its credit, the Wesleyan baseball team 
will face Coach Charley Caldwell's victory- 
starved forces on Weston field at 4.15 tc« 
day in the Purple's first aim at the Little 
Three title, playing off the encounter 
postponed by last Saturday's downpour. 

Captain Shanty Fuchs and Lefty Bryant, 
star Williams hurlers, will both be avail- 
able to Coach Caldwell for the game today. 
Hank Stanton, whose three for four in the 
Union game speaks well for today, and 
Phil Stearns are relied on to head the home 
batting forces. If the Purple can start its 
long-delayed hitting spree, it can be ex- 
pected to throw a considerable scare into 
Coach Blott's sluggers. 

Cotter To Start On Mound 

Frank Cotter, the winning pitcher in 
Wesleyan's successful tilt with the Sa- 
brinas, will be on the mound as the starting 
pitcher for the Cardinals, with Bill Nelson 
available for relief duty. Wally Son- 
stroem will take third base, while Captain 
Doug Robins has been moved in from right 
field tojcover second base, as in the Am- 
herst game. 

The sparkplug of the Cardinal football 
unit last fall, Min Daddario, and Archie 
Home at short and first base, respectively, 
will feature the Cardinal's infield, with 
Frank Ketcham, Chet Jackson, and I^enny 
Havens in the outfield. Jim McCabe, who 
showed up well in the Amherst game, will 
be ready to take the second base position 
if Robins is sent to right field. 

The probable lineup of the Ephmen, al- 
though Caldwell is undecided as yet, will 
have Eddie Stanley behind the plate, the 
Stearns twins, Phil and Doug, on first 
and second respectively, Stanton in the 
short field, and either Bill Nclligan or 
Pete Seay covering the hot corner. If 
Fuchs starts on the hill, the outfield will 
probably he composed of Bill Stradley, 
Mike Latvis, and Larry Durrell. Other- 
wise the burly Eph leader will displace one 
of the latter two. 



To Appear at Senior Prom 




'Fats" Waller 



Golf Sextet Divides 
League Encounters 

Shut Out by Yale, Downs 
Holy Cross Unit, 7-2, to 
Finish in Fourth Place 



Wading through a heavy rain and dense 
fog which hung over the famous Worcester 
Country Club course Friday and Saturday, 
the Williams golf team managed to split 
even in two encounters, trouncing Holy 
Cross 7-2 and bowing before the powerful 
Yale sextet 9-0 in the last of the weekend 
series for the intercollegiate title. As the 
result of two victories at Worcester, Ben 
Thompson's blue team annexed the sec- 
tional title with a record of five straight 
wins, while the home team is in fourth 
.plaee.with tatnu-triumrihs in fivejitarts- 

Bro Evans, at number two, led the on- 
slaught against Holy Cross by defeating 
Bill Tucker four and two and copping the 
best ball on the eighteenth green by can- 
ning a four foot putt for a single hole mar- 
gin. In the absence of the famed Willie 
Turnesa, Bill Rock was at top post for 
Holy Cross, and beat Bob Jones, one up 
after being one down antl four to go. 
Freeman broke into the winning column 
by knocking off MacDonald five and four, 
while Captain Jeff Young bowed to De- 
falco four and two. The Freeman-Young 
combination teamed well to take the best 
ball one up. Jim O'Sullivan, winning his 
third straight match of the season, had an 
easy time with Welsh, Holy Cross five 
man, winning two and one, while George 
Fry, returning to the line-up after three 
weeks' idleness, completed the rout by 
(Continued on Third Page) 



Perry Will Conduct Two 
Month Trip to Montana 

An expedition to the Beartooth moun- 
tain range of southern Montana for the 
purpose of "study into the structure and 
origin" of that territory will be undertaken 
this summer by Elwyn L. Perry, as.so- 
ciate professor of geology. Accompanied 
by Lloyd S. Blair, Richard B. Fowler, 
and A. Groman Noehren '38, Professor 
Perry will leave Williamstown shortly 
after Commencement and work in cooper- 
ation with the Yellowstone-Bighorn Re- 
search Association until the middle of 
August. 

The party will operate in the vicinity of 
Red Lodge, Montana, and intends to map 
details of geologic structure along a moun- 
tain region, to work out its origin as a 
typical range of the Middle Rockies. 
The undergraduate members of the party 
will obtain valuable firat-hand experience 
in mapping operation and technical geo- 
logical structure problems. 

None of this work will be new for Pro- 
fessor Perry, as he spent several seasons 
in this territory and is familiar with it. 
However, one novelty will be the use of 
airplane photo maps in place of regular 
maps. These pictures are taken from a 
plane, cruising at a high altitude, and later 
superimposed to form one large photo- 
graphic map. 

Other features of the field-trip include a 
visit to the Black Hills, source of much 
geological information, and a brief in- 
spection of Yellowstone National Park. 



Waller to Play 
At Senior Prom 

Colored Maestro and His 
CBS Orchestra to Open 
Five Days of Activities 
Before Cornmencement 



PhiD formulation for the annual Senior 
Promenade came to a conclusion Sunday 
when Edward L. Stanley '37, pernmnent 
class president and chairman of the Class 
Day Committee, announced that "Fats" 
Waller, radio's famous "Jack-of-all-Music" 
will sing, play the jjiano, act as master of 
ceremonies, and direct his celebrated 
Columbia Broadcasting System Orchestra 
at the informal affair to be held in the 
Lasell gymnasium, Thursday, June 17, 
inaugurating the pre-graduation exercise. 
Simultaneously the program preceding the 
actual Commencement exercises on the fol- 
lowing Monday, June 21, was disclosed. 

Known to theatre audiences through- 
out the country for his singing and mas- 
tery of the piano and organ, Waller is also 
famous in the musical revue field for his 
authorship of the music in "Keep Shuffling" 
and "Hot Chocolates." On the screen he 
has been featured in a number of motion 
picture shorts, "Hooray for l^ove" and 
"King of Burlesque." During the past 
two years his CBS broadcasts and Victor 
recordings of his playing and rhythm have 
won him nation-wide acclaim. In his 
early days Thomas, as he was named, 
played the organ and sang in the choir of 
the Aby.ssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, 
where his father preached, and when 
fifteen, he ignored this parent's wishes tliat 
he don the cloth. 

Waller Broke 
As recently as several years ago "Fats" 
found himself broke and owing room rent. 
Under the orders of his manager the genial 
Waller turned out in twenty-four hours 
one of the typical rhythm numbers thai 
marked his meteoric rise up the ladder, 
and was offered $250 advance for it by a 
Tin Pan Alley publisher. His manager 
asked for double that price and the pair 
were quickly and quietly ushered out. 
Waller characteristically grunted and 
sighed, saying, "All that landlady wanted 
was ten bucks." 

The Dance Coniinittee will be made up 
of the two permanent class officers, Stan- 
ley and Frank B. Conklin, secretary, as 
well as the other members of the Class Day 
Committee; William Everdell, 111, Thomas 
S. Green, Gray B. Larkum, and H. Law- 
rence Thompson, Jr. who were chosen by 
balloting last March. 

The program for the pre-(3ommence- 
ment exercises follows: 

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 
10.00 p. m. — Senior Promenade, Lasell 
Gymnasium (informal). 

FRIDAY, JUNE 18 
2.00 p. m. — Class Day Exercises, Cam- 
pus. 
8.00 p. m. — Prize Rhetorical Contest. 
Jesup Hall Steps. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 19 
2.00 p. m.— Baseball, Boston College. 

Weston Field. 
4.00-6.00 p. m. — President's Reception. 
8.30 p. m. — Band Concert. Laboratory 
Campus. 

(l3ontlnued on Fourth Page) 



Dean Birdsall Most 
Popular, Says 'Gul' 

Distinctions ranging from Professor 
Pratt's twenty-one votes for the most 
scholarly to John Fanshawe's sixty-five 
for faculty playboy, from Eddie Stanley's 
sixty-six for having done most for Wil- 
liams to Jack Dingwall's decisive triumph 
in "Biggest Weekender", feature the 
faculty and class elections of the class of 
1937, appearing in the new G-ulielmemian. 

Dean Birdsall's thirty votes for the 
most popular marks the first time in sev- 
eral years that the dean of the College has 
been thus distinguished, while Newhall's 
triple victory in best teacher, the hardest 
to bluff, and the hardest marker is un- 
usual. F\irther features of the elections 
are Comer's eleven-vote distinction for 
the least appreciated, Schuman's twenty- 
six vote victory for the best lecturer, and 
Fanshawe's almost unanimous acclama- 
tion as the faculty playboy. 

(Oontlnued on Fifth Psie) 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1937 



The Williams Record 



Entered at Pittefield puel otlice ua seeuud cluus 
matter February 28, 1921. 

Office of Publication; Kagte IVintiiie & Hinding 
Co., Eagle Sq., I'ittatield, Mass. 



May 18, 1937 



No. 14 



FACULTY DECISIONS 

Tho faculty has published new 
rulings on eligibility and the Eng- 
lish composition course. The first 
has obvious assets and gives assur- 
ance of living up to expectations of 
better I'inglish in other courses, the 
primary objective of teaching the 
language being to make it more use- 
ful whenever employed. 

'I'he change in the eligibility pro- 
cedure is one that has been long 
overdue. Marginal students have 
always felt the injustice of receiving 
warnings handed down in liberal 
fashion by professors so that ade- 
quate preparation would be made 
for the semester examinations, while 
the dean's office simultaneously 
cracked down vigorously for insuffi- 
cient scholastic preparation on the 
basis of those generous warnings. 
The two were contradictory. 

With the elimination of the warn- 
ing period there is a greater empha- 
sis on the examinations, this in turn 
bringing up the matter of the 
schedules in February and June. 
A two-day reading period is needed 
even more now than when a revision 
of the calendar was urged in this 
column some time ago. The in- 
equalities at present are patent. 
In the ineligibility rule the faculty 
has remedied one fault, but there is 
this other, as yet untouched, fully 
as urgent. 



Medals to Be Awarded 
RobertSy Nealy Prouty in 
June for New Records 

Three Senior meinliere of this year's 
swiinmiiiK team wlio broke records in the 
Lasell Pool will receive medals in recogni- 
tion of their feats, and nineteen under- 
graduates will receive their Senior Ameri- 
can Red Cross Life Saving certificates, 
Coach Bob Muir announced Sunday as the 
month-long "Save a Life" campaign 
ended. 

Waring Roberts, captain of the 1930-7 
swimmei-s, Bob Ncal, and Dave Prouty 
will receive the medals. Roberts smashed 
the 220-yard free-style murk, while Prouty 
was a backstroker on the trio which shat- 
tered the medley mark. Neal set a new 
Williams record for the 440-yard free style 
swim, and was a memlier of the crack 
Purple relay which twice lowered the Wil- 
liams record in the 400-yard event. The 
medals will be awarded at an informal 
banquet to be held at Coach Muir's house 
this ,Iune. 

Coach Foresees More Records 

"Some of the iiest records ever made in 
the Lusell Pool will be broken next season, 
even if wo don't come out on top," the 
coach remarked as he discussed plans for 
the summer months. Every man will be 
given charts for a summer practice routine 
at tho l)an(\uct, which the whole squad will 
attend. 

Those who passed the Senior Red Cross 
tests are S. Bradley Adams II, '37; Law- 
rence Crane '38; Arnold M. Bolirer, David 
M. Benson, Theodore W. Brooks, William 
L. Bulen, Charles P. Christie, Thomas B. 
Creede, Carmer Hadley, Robert D. Hast- 
ings, Jr., Roliert .L I.ettino, Howard M. 
Martin, S. David Molyneaux, Gerald B. 
O'Grady, Roger S. Piatt, Artenius P. 
Richardson, Thomas S. Stetson, John P. 
Tiebout, and Douglas Westin '40. 



First Williams Rowing Coach Selected 
By Battle Between Two Ex-Pugilists 



"The first rowing coach Williams ever^ 
had was decided as the result of a battje be- 
tween two ex-prizefighters," stated Charles 
B. Hubbell '74, sole surviver of the crew of 
1874 which took a disputed fourth in the 
Saratoga regatta, when interviewed by a 
Record reporter in his rooms at the Haller 
Inn. The crew which participated in the 
regatta was the second to represent Wil- 
liams in Intercollegiate circles. 

In the fall of 1873, an ex-prizefigliter 
came to the college to teach boxing and the 
following spring wanted also to coach the 
crew for its first and only race of theseason» 
In the meantime, Hubbell had persuaded 
Jim O'Neil of Troy, also a retired prize- 
fighter to come over and try his luck as 
rowing coach. It was evident from the 
start that "there was not room for two 
coaches" in a small college with only one 
crew and one race. Finally an agreement 
was reached whereby the winner of a 
boxing match would get the job of coach. 
The two fighters went at it, and finally the 
Williams boxing instructor "closed in on 
O'Neil and threw him up in the air. 
O'Neil came down on his head on a wooden 
saw horse and was knocked unconscious. 
So the Williams boxing instructor won him- 
self the hard job of trying to coach our 
crew". 

Practice Course on Old Dam 

"We had to wait until there was a heavy 
dew and then we rowed on the meadows," 
said the number 4 on the old Williams 
crew, when asked about the facilities for 
practicing around Williamstown. He did 
confess however that there was about a 
mile of open water behind the old Cyrus 
Field dam, then situated near where the 
railroad station is today. 

The crew was given two weeks off in 
1874 between the final exams and gritd- 
uation to go to Saratoga to participate in 
the intercollegiate regatta. Contrary to 
the current belief that the coach is usually 
most helpful to a crew, Mr. Hubbell 
Btated, "Parker Chandler '72, a member of 
the Sigma Phi fraternity, was most help- 
ful in preparing us for the race." There 
were over eleven crews in the race on 
Saratoga I^ake, with the official standing 
of the first seven finishers being Columbia, 
Wesleyan, Harvard, Williams, Dart- 
mouth, Princeton, and Brown in that order. 
Rowinc 'Safer' than Football 

"There was a question whether Wil- 
liams or Dartmouth should be awarded 



fourth place in the race," said the former 
trustee of the Cqllega, Goverpor McCall 
of Massachusetts' thought that Dartmouth 
had finished ahead of Williams, but the 
committee decided that the Purple six- 
oared crew had won by a very slim mar- 
gin. 

The nephew of the famous Mark Hop- 
kins related how, the day following the 
race, he won the first intercollegiate ath- 
letic trophy captured by a Williams man 
by placing second out of fifty starters in a 
seven mile walking race. He said, "I 
entered the race against the wishes of my 
father, who thought that I would strain 
my heart from too much exercise." An 
extensive study was conducted by Mr. 
Hubbell to determine whether football 
or rowing was a greater strain on the heart. 
He wrote to many American colleges, 
Oxford, and Cambridge, and the general 
consensus of opinion revealed that "rowing 
was safer", since fewer heart cases de- 
veloped in these athletes after college. 



CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MAY 18 
3.00 p. m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams 

vs. Princeton. Princeton, N. J. 
4.15 p. m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams 
vs. Wesleyan. Weston Field. 
Freshman Baseball. Williams vs. Wes- 
leyan. Cole Field. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 
4.15 p. m. — Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 
Wesleyan. Taconic Course. 
Freshman Lacrosse. Williams vs. Deer- 
field. Cole Field. 

THURSDAY, MAY 20 
8.00 p. m. — Debate. Adelphic Union vs. 
Mt. Holyoke on the question. Re- 
solved, That the woman's place is in 
the home. South Hadley. 
Debate. Adelphic Union vs. Hamilton 
on the question, Kesolved, That de- 
mocracy is preferable to any form of 
authoritarian state. Clinton, N. Y. 

FRIDAY, MAY 21 
3.00 p. m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams 

vs. Boston University. Boston. 
Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. Yale. 

New Haven, Conn. 
4.15 p. m. — Freshman Golf. Williams vs. 

Dartmouth. Taconic Course. 
8.00 p. m. — Debate. Adelphic Union vs. 

Elmira, on the question, Reiolved, 

That woman's place is in the home. 

Elmira, New York. 



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Years Ago 



30 YEARS AGO— Wesleyan trackmen 
conquered 85-41, Hor- 
rax starring for victorious Purple. . . . War- 
ren and Osterhout excel in Purple's third 
successive victory over Yale 5-1. . . Eurich 
'09 elected manager of 1909 baseball team. 
Dr. Pratt publishes "The Psychology of 
Religious Belief" . . . Solo of Pevear and 
pantoniime of Pierce widely acclaimed in 
joint Williams-Amlici-st Glee Club musi- 
cale. 



21 YEARS AGO— Vai-sity track team 
wins from Wesleyan 
68-58 despite visitors' eight fii'sts. . . Capt. 
Hays '16 sets record in century, while 
Brown runs two-mile in 9:53. . . . Maynard 
leads tennis team to 5-1 win over Wesmen. 
Following Laplante's resignation Welch '17 
chosen to lead 1916 footliall eleven. . . . 
Maynard captures singles, paire with Rock- 
wood to take doubles, in New England 
Intercollegiate tennis at Longwood. 



13 YEARS AGO— Clement's pitching and 
Capt. O'Brien's slug- 
ging gain 4-0 shut out over N. Y. U 

Faculty to have 13 new members next 
year. . . . 1927 gains 2-1 victory over Willis- 
ton nine. . . . Golfers split matches, down- 
ing Penn 7-2, but losing to Princeton 6-3. 
Duncan '85, famed archaeologist, loads 
govei'nment expedition in Egypt. . . Mai'sh 
takes N. E. I. tennis singles crown . . . .. 
Clark '25 chosen interfraternity head. 



5 YEARS AGO— Fir.st House parties 
held in year of dei)rp.s- 
sion. . . . 1933 Gul dedicated to Lclnnan '99. 
Urner '33 establishes N.E.I.C.T.A. high 
jump record in meet at Providence. . . . 
Capt. Noe'.s golf team jjlaces second 
among eastern colleges, losing only to 
Yalo. . . .Lacrosse team, weak in defense, 
defeated by Tufts 5-4. . . . 71-64 win over 
Amherst makes ti'iple tie for track title. 



Years Ago Editor's Note: In view of 
the recent weekend and the custom of 
having liouse parties, it is deemed of inter- 
est, especially to Oiose of the alumni who 
have attended house parties, to reprint the 
following interview from the issue of May 
16, 1931. 

Years Ago 

"Speaking of house parties," said a resi- 
dent of Williamstown in a recent conver- 
sation with a Record reporter, "there 
never was and there never will be such a 
house party as the first one held at the 
college, in January 1895. I know, for I 
was a member of that house party, and 
having lived many years since that time, I 
have had ample opportunity to observe 
those which have followed it." 

This charming lady then went on to 
describe exuberantly that house party 
which she believes was not only the first 
one here at Williamstown, but also the first 
one ever to be held at any college in North 
America. "Never in all my life have 
I had such a glorious time. There 
were, altogether, 14 of us girls, and we had 
received letters from the boys of that fra- 
ternity, telling us how despondent they 
felt at the prospect of the long dreary win- 
ter term, and asking us to come and help 
them out. 

"We all arrived in Williamstown to- 
gether on the old Boston and Maine train, 
and were met at the station by our beaux 
with old Tom McMahon's four horse 
sleigh, known as 'The Lucy', capable of 
holding 30 people. As soon as we reached 
the house, we changed into sweaters and 
clothes belonging to the boys, and then all 
went coasting. After supper that night, 
we had a dance, the music l)eing supplied 
by some local talent, Tom Porter's Band. 
The total number of instruments was 
three, a piano, a violin, and a cornet. I 
have never had such a time in my life! 
We were absolutely independent of out- 
siders, and only members of that fraternity 
were present, nobody else having been in- 
vited. Besides, every man had a girl 
whom he was crazy about. The dance 
ended strictly at midnight. 

"Sunday we went sleigh riding and did 
more coasting. That night after twelve 
o'clock we tried to persuade our chaperons, 
who were dears, but extremely strict, to 
allow us to start another dance. They 
would have nothing of it, however, and 
'goodnight^' were reluctantly said. The 
next morning at ten o'clock, we were taken 
back to the station in 'The Lucy'. During 
the night the temperature had fallen way 
below zero, and greal difficulty was found 
in starting the engin^. At last we got off, 
and waved goodbye to those boys with 
whom we had had suf h a nurvelous time." 




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Al Jarvis Needs Conviction, Weller is 
Very, Excitable,' Says Umpire Dwight 

By Jebomb W. Bhush, Jn. .39 
American colleges Bhouldb»greutfeed-*k8t week, the man whose firm judicial 



crs for the Davis Cup team," asserted 
licnjamin H. Dwight, chairman of the 
Tennis Umpires Association and official at 
most of the important matches in this 
country, "but the students have got to 
uluily too much, although I haven't seen 
nil awful lot of it this week," he added 
liiunhingly. Telling a Recohd reporter 
tlittt college tennis players are intellec- 
tmilly and fundamentally gentlemen, he 
lidded, "These are what amateur tennis 
wiiiita and needs." 

I'niising Al Jarvis and Bob Weller, win- 
ner and runner-up in the New England 
iiitercollegiates which he umpired earlier 



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voice is known to tliousunds of tennis fans 
in this country lalielled botli of tlie Wil- 
liams men as having "ixjHsibilities" for 
future years in the tennis plans of Hol- 
combe Ward, U.S.I,.T.A. President, and 
of the Davis Cup committee. "Wlien Mr. 
Ward heard that 1 had been asked to 
officiate in Williamstown, he asked me to 
watch Jarvis particularly, and any otliors, 
for the Davis Cup Junior Committer; and 
I have," he affirmed. "I expect to go to 
120 Broadway wlien 1 return to New Yorl( 
and tell him tluit tlie two are worthy of 
serious consideration by tl'e Junior Com- 
mittee." 

Dwight Praises Williams 
Mr. Dwight explained that tliis grouj) 
had chairmen in twenty cities in the United 
States who will delegate rejjresentiitives to 
various tournaments and liave those com- 
])etitors who are cited as wortliy coaclied 
by professionals like George Lott. "Those 
that can survive the acid tests of tlie pros 
and the tournaments they will liave to 
enter, will not be weeded out, 1 can assure 
.you," he indicated. Lauding tlie officials 
in charge of the tournament here, tlie 
condition of the courts, and the linesmen 
who helped umpire, the visitor explained 
entliusiastically liia Junior Tennis Umpires 
Association, wliich consists of competent 
young men who act as linesmen at niatclies 
and to which he added members during liis 
stay here. 

"Jarvis is a nice boy. His court atti- 
tude is good and he doesn't got upset, at 
least outwardly, by decisions or point 
losses. He's a very good sport." Mr. 
Dwight then contrasted him with Weller 
wlioiii he labelled as "very excitable," but 
wlio will come along with experience and 
coacliing, since he has excellent stroke pro- 
duction, including a "well-synchronized 



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scrvioe and a wonderful follow through. 
On the other band Weller's volleying is not 
cleiiii-out, iinil he doesn't cover his shots. 
But that takes years of ex|)erience," he 
added. 

Jarvis Needs Conviction 
"What I liked to see was that Jarvis 
didn't burry. With all tlie physical attri- 
butes of a great player, all he has to do is 
force liis shots, hit his strokes deejjer, and 
ac()uiie the conviction to win." Elaborat- 
ing a bit, lie went on to explain that the 
lanky Williiinis youth is tetter when he is 
under fire, iM'cause he docs not apply pres- 
sure unless he is in a spot. "Then he gets 
aa anKrt'ssive as he should be all the time." 
The famous umpire has seen them all. 
Predicting a victory fur the U.S. Davis 
Cu)) forces over Australia in the imijending 
series, Mr. Dwight expects Bitsy Grant 
or Fiankie Parker to lieat Crawford at 
number two, while Donald Budge ought 
to win botli liis matches in the top position. 
''If dene Mako und Don can keep Craw- 
ford running, we'll win the doubles, even 
though Don is much better in singles. I 
remember," he continued, "that last year, 
Crawford beat Budge by serving a high 
bounding ball right at the American. 
Don backed up and hit it with his fore- 
band when the natural move was a step to 
the right and a backhand smash instead." 
He lidded: "It all comes with experience." 



Clarke '40 Competing in 
Hearst Motorhoat Race 



Williams will be represented in the 
annual William Randolph Hearst 
All)any-to-New York motorboat re- 
gatta when Jack A. Clarke '40 pilots 
his outljoard craft to the starting 
line. Tlie 134 mile grind starts at 
8.00 a. m. at, which time ajipioximate- 
ly 200 outboaids, cruisers and liydio- 
|)lanes leaver the Albany Yacht Club 
in the nice for the prizes which one 
William R. Hearst has offered. 

Richard M. Stover '40 will assist 
Clarke at the start, and will trans- 
port his Ijoat back from New York, 
provided the one-man outboard reach- 
es its destination without encounter- 
ing the common mishaps of motor 
failure or grounding on a sand bank. 
Other motor boat enthusiasts last 
week formed the Williams Motor- 
hoat Racing Club. The membership 
has so far been limited to Clarke, 
Stover, George V. LaMonte, and M'il- 
liam F. EgloholT '40. 



Golf Sextet Divides 
League Encounters 

(Continued trom First Page) 
taking Canni into camp two and one, with 
Williams taking the best ball. 

Young Extends Borsodi 
It was a different story on Saturday 
morning, however, when the home team 
fac^ed the Yale six, which has reigned over 
eastern golfing circles for four straight 
years. The weather conditions were so 
bad that on most long holes the fog com- 
pletely obscured the greens, making the 
.second shots blind. Captain Sherry Mun- 
son, in number one, led his team to its fifth 
straight victory by downing Bro Evans 
four and three. The closest match of the 
morning went to Fred Borsodi, former 
eastern interscholastic champion, when he 
nosed out Captain Young, Purple number 



throe, on the ninet<!enth green. Going in- 
to the fifteenth hol(! one up, Bob .lones got 
off two bad drives on the next two holes, 
losing to Bill Verity two and one. All 
other matches were easily captured by the 
league champions. 

Attempting to regain the Little Three 
Title lost last year to Amherst, the home 
team will oiien the series against Wesleyan 
on the Taconic couree Wednesday. Bob 
Jones and Bio Evans are again ex|)ec(ed to 
tee off in the toj) two positions, with Fiank 
Gillett and Frank Caulk returning to the 
line-up at nunibei' three and four resjx'C- 
tively. Captain Young and Al Freeman 
complete the tentative sextet. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY. MAY 18, 1987 



1938 Impromptu Banquet 
Will Hear 'Harmony Four' 

The 1938 biuiquet thin Thursday 
will l)c a more or less impromptu affair 
and will include ii Htand-up supi)cr 
without formal sjieeeheK, it was an- 
nounced Sunday evening by Myron 
A. Tennpy, president of the class. 
The evening's affair will take place at 
the Orchards, the only entertainment 
beinK renditions by an infornuil quar- 
tet. 

Without a toa.stniaster to preside, 
Tenney himself will take up the reins 
and call upon various "talent" to 
amuse the juniors. Baylcy Bunce, 
Joseph F. Burns, Jr., Edwin S. Mills, 
Jr., and A. Ward West will compose 
the above-mentioned "harmony 
four." Harry H. Benedict, Jr. will 
probably be called upon to deliver a 
monologue, and .lames H. Mitchell 
will 1)0 asked, in the words of Tenney, 
"to do soir.ething or other." 



Purple Upset By 
Amherst On Track 

(Continued (rom First Page) 

Bill Stradley fell into an uncx|M!cted 
slump in the broad jump, as Patt*?ngill 
took fimt with a leap of 21 feet H inch 
and Aldy Briggs beat Stradley out for 
second. Ed Dissell tied with Wilkenning 
for first in tlie pole vault, both clearing 12 
feet, while Ed Wlicelcr tied with Rjiy for 
third. 

Dusty Surdam reached 5 feet 7 inches 
even with a soggy take-off in the high jump 
as Warner Cumber figured in a triple tie 
for second. Andy Anderson took a second 
behind Moore in the low hurdles and tied 
for second with Jepson in the highs. 

The suiiinmry of events is as follows: 

100-y<l. chish— Won by Whitaker (W) Gallagher 
(W), secoml How (A), tliiril. Time: .10.1. 

220-yil. ilash— Won by Cook (W); Whitaker 
(W), secoml, Oallngher (W), third. Time: 22.U. 

■lilO-ytl. dash— Won by Cook (W); GallaRher 
(W), second; Hteinbrogge (A), third. Time: .'»2.2. 

880-yd. run— Won by Gowing (A); Cook (W), 
second; Brown (W), third. Time: 1.59.8. 

Mile run— Cutter (A), IMinnik (A), Moyer (A), 
and Stearns (A) tied for first. Time: 4.40. 

Two-mile run — Won by Gowinj; (A); CoIIens 
(W), second; Twichell (A), third. Time; 10.12. 

Shot Put — Won by Kvans (A); Peltier (A), sec- 
ond; Wilkenning (A), third. Distance: 38 ft. 
SKain. 

Ilaiun:er Throw — Won, by Ward (A); Peltier 



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Amateur Photographers 
To Gather Friday Night 

The advisability of eHtablishiiiK an 
amateur photography club at Wil- 
liams will he discus.sed at a meetiiiK 
of all amateur photoKraphem who are 
Interested, in the Pliy.sies Laboratory 
on Friday evening. May 21, at einht 
o'clock, Ralph P. Winch, assistant 
professor of physics announced Hun- 
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(A), second; Ahlslrom (W), third. Distance: l.'iS 
ft. 1 in. 

Discus Throw— Won hy Dostal (A); Iliilmes 
(A), second; Griffith (A), third. Distance: ll'Sfl, 
Sin. 

.lavelin Throw— Won by Scoliekl (A); Millet 
(A), second; Ely (W), third. Distance: IW ft. 
3 in. 

I20-yd. high iiurdlea— Won by Moore (W); 
Aiulerson (W) and Jepson (A) tied for second. 
Time: l.'i.O. 

220-yd. low hurilles — Won by Moore (W) ; Ander- 
son (W), second; .lepson (A), third. Time: '2R.0. 

Broad Jump — Won by ratteiiRill (A); BrigRs 
(W), second; Stradley (W), third. Distance: 
21 ft. 'A in. 

Pole Vault— Di.Hsell (W) and Wilkenning (A) tied 
lor first; Hay (A) and Wheeler (W) tied for third. 
Height: 12 ft. 

High Jump — Won by .Surdam (W); Creese (.\), 
Cumber (W), Merrit (A), and Miller (A) lied for 
second. Height: 5 ft. 7 in. 



Waller and His, Orchestra 
Will Play at Senior Prom 

(Continued from First Page) 
SUNDAY, JUNE 20 
10.30 a. m. — Baccalaureate Service. 

Tliompson Memorial Chapel. 
8.30 p. m. — Organ Recital, Charles L. 

Safford '92. Chapin Hall. 
8.30 p. m. — Senior Gathering, Freshman 

Quadrangle. 
9.00 p. m. — Senior Cha|)el Service. 
Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

MONDAY, JUNE 21 
10.00 a. m. — Commencement Procession. 

Campus. 
10.30 a. m. — Commencement Exercises. 

Chapin Hall. 
The Class Day Exercises will consist of 
the Senior president's address by Stanley, 
in Chapin, the Pipe Oration by John H. 
Dingwall in Mission Park, and the Ivy 
Oration by W, Farnsworth Fowle outside 
the Thompson Memorial Chapel. 



President McConaughty to 
Address Institute Session 

(Continued from First Page) 
on. People who attend the Institute do so 
as Individuals, not as representatives of 
any group or organization. "The object 
Is not to teach peojJe what to think, but 
how to think," according to Dr. Cllchy. 

The Institute of Human Relations suc- 
ceeds the defunct Williamstown Institute 
of Politics, which met annually at Williams 
prior to its dissolution In 1931. The firat 
Institute of Human Relations sponsored 
by the National Conference of Jews and 
Christians, met here in 1935, and dis- 
cussed the problem of Inter-group rela- 
tions in America. 



Williams Tennis Team To 
Meet Tiger At Princeton 

(Continued from First Page) 
Hanan, a newcomer to the lineup, at num- 
ber six, Jarvis and Gaakell will play the 
number one doubles, followed by Kingman 
and Weller, and Stetson and Hanan. 
The Purple will face two more strong 
teams when they meet Yale on Friday 
and Army on Saturday of this week. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1987 



Amherst Freshmen 
Capture Track Title 

Swamp Both Williams and 
Wesleyan Taking Eight 
Firsts on Muddy Field 



Supplementing the previous day's 
acliievoment of its varsity, Amherst's 
Frpshman track team splashed its way to a 
Little Three title Saturday, taking eight 
mil of fourteen firsts to submerge both the 
Williams and Wesleyan yearling cinder- 
men beneath the mud of Weston Field. 
The Jeffs piled ui) a total of 80 points to 
Williams' 42H, while Wesleyan finished 
third with 311'i 

Led l)y John Coleman who luinK up 
fusts in the 120 high hurdles, the 220 
low hurdles, and the broUdjump, the Sa- 
hiinas left no doubt in the minds of the 
small crowd of house party spectators as 
to their superiority in both running an<l 
iiaviRiition, leaving but four firsts to the 
Piiipic and two to the Cardinals. 
Wills Stages Climax Finish 

Ted Wills, Purple milcr, provided the 
hitjii spot of the meet for the home squad 
when he scored his third triumph of the 
year, defeating Guernsey of Wesleyan by 
lour feet. Hanging back of the Maroon 
miler until the last lap, the yeai'ling dis- 
tiiiice runner staged a spur that left the 
lichl of ten runners spread out l)ehind him 
by as much as half a lap. Hud Griffin 
(■■Uiluicd the only other Williams victory 
in Hie long races encircling the muddy 
licltl to breast the tap<? at 2:04.0 in the 
880. 

Ed Biirtlctt duplicated his feat of last 
week by eloaring five feet eight inches to 
take fiist in the high jump, while taking 
third In the broad jimip. Brad Wood 
took the fourth Purple victory and his 
third of the .season in the hammer throw to 
piovide the only Williams win in the 
weight events. 



Chicago Chooses Holt as 
Graduate Study Advisor 

A\im\ H. Holt '20, of Williamstown, has 
recently been appointed regional adviser 
foi- graduate study at Chicago University. 
In this eapacity, Mr. Holt, now working in 
the Jcsup Hall Alumni Office on Com- 
mencement arrangements, will be able to 
release all available information to Wil- 
liams undergraduates who are interested in 
graduate work. 

.Since his graduation from Williams, Mr. 
Holt has received his M.A. degree from the 
University of Chicago, has spent five years 
in China and has written several guides to 
l)ronunciation, his latest being entitled 
You Don'l Say. Not long ago he com- 
pleted a tour through the South and West 
collecting material for his book. 



Carter Condemns 
League As Absurd 

(Oontlnutd (rom First Pags) 
troops and aims. In my opinion, the only 
way to prevent this, and the quick way to 
end this tragic conflict in Spain, is for 
England, France, and other countries 
desirous of peace, to take swift action. 
Non-intervention is useless as a mere 
threat. It must use force. The League 
of Nations foundered because Mussolini 
called its bluff in the Abyssinian question. 
The Non-intervention Committee is hit- 
ting the same snag, namely, Massolini 
and his insolent Fascism. 

Europe at Cross Roads 
Europe is at the cross roads; in one di- 
rection, with fascism pointing the way, is 
chaos. In another direction, communism 
is pointing to an enforced democracy — a 
planned state. And in a third direction is 
the privileged democracy of capitalism. I 
fear that it will soon be a matter for armies 
to decide. The greed of the fascist for 
power and colonial adventure, the seething 
uinest and increasing discontent of the 
communist worker, and the muddling at- 
tempts of the capitalist to keep things as 
they are — These characteristics of these 
three types of people cannot harmonize. A 
world-wide social-political clash is inevit- 
able (in spite ot wliat some wi.se guy wrote 
under the heading of "For Men Only" in 
the March number of The Purple Cow). 

I have been in Spain for about two 
months working for a British Committee 
evacuating children from Madrid. Hav- 
ing passed up and down the Madrid- 
Valencia road regularly, I can assure you 
that Madrid's so-called "life-line" has not 
been cut, nor will it be cut. Nor will 
Madrid fall. Part of the city is in ruins, 
but by far the greater part is enjoying a 
more or less normal life. As long as one 
keeps fairly well to the East Side, — the 
residential section, there is no danger from 
the fascist shells and bombs that fall al- 
most daily in the business section and 
among the workers' homes. But these 
missiles represent the last futile attempts 
at destroying the city. The attempt to 
cow the people into submission by a.s.sail- 
ing the civilian population, by killing the 
women and children, has not succeeded. 
Instead, it has stiffened the resistance and 
furthered the hatred of fascism in the 
hearts of the people. It is significant that 
75% of the population of Spain is living in 
that part of the country under the control 
of the government. 

The Spanish government is sure to 
emerge victorious in its fight against 
fascist reaction. The people of Spain will 
never go back to the bonds that hound 
them in serfdom for so many centuries. 
(Signed) 

Barton Carter ex '37 



Worcester Alumni Group 
Meeting This Wednesday 

Over thirty-five Williams graduates 
will gather in Worcester, Wednesday 
evening, at the annual dinner of the 
Worcester Alumni Association, to 
hear si)eeches by Edwin H. Adriance 
and Harvard's Professor James P. 
Baxter, III '14. The affair has been 
planned by Rodney Washburn '24, 
head of the Worcester alumni group, 
who will act as toastmaster. 

A trustee of Williams College and 
professor of history at Harvard, Pro- 
fessor Baxter will address the group 
on the subject, "Trustee and Athletic 
Relations." Mr. Adriance, who is 
the Williams Alumni Secretary, will 
discuss College affairs informally with 
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Dean Birdsall Wins 'Gul's' 
Award as the Most Popular 

(Continued from First PB(e) 
In addition to his lieing voted that man 
of the class of 1937 who has done most for 
Williams, Stanley was accorded the most 
respected, the most versatile, and the best 
athlete, while Bill Rahill beat out Ed 
Michelson by a nose to emerge as that 
meml)er of the senior class who has done 
Williams for the most. Everdell bad no 
serious difficulty in capturing the title of 
"Typical Williams Man", while Bucko 
McCoun was decisively acclaimed both the 
biggest bluffer and the biggest joyboy. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY. MAY 18. 1937 



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Monday Cul has come tlirouKli with 
l>ei'hai)s the best week of flick- 
ers since we eiitcied these huUoweU Imlls, 
and there are doul)le features tochiy, 
Tuesday and Wcchicsday. Tonight will 
be the last chance to catch Katharine Hep- 
burn in Quality Street, and to re-see that 
wonderful Annabella in that wonderful 
Wings of the Morning. Eitlier alone would 
of necessity bring plaudits, so together 
they bring twice as many cheers. La 
Hepburn is better than she has been since 
Little Women, which is very good. Barrie 
puts the Old Lavendar atmosphere on a 
little thick at times, but Katie manages to 
put life into it without stepping out of her 
part as the old maid who rejuvenates. 
Franchot Tone is his old relial)le self as the 
Victorian lover, and succeeds in making 
you forget his accent. 

Of Wings of The Morning little need be 
said that has not already been heard. 



Annabella is the most sparkling (XJi'sonal- 
ity since Margaret Sulla van went West, and 
Henry Fonda was never better, and neither 
was Technicolor, and what's more it's one 
of the l)est pictui-es to come out of Eng- 
land. 



Tuesday 
Wednesday 



Cal rings it again with an- 
other double feature, as who 
wouldn't with Gable and 
Lombard in No Man of Her Oum, and 
Sullavan and Fonda in The Moon's Our 
Home. Everyone is undoubtedly familiar 
with both works already, which should 
detract not at all from the desire to see 
them again. Carol is in one of her fli'st 
sophisticated comedy roles and battel's 
about with Clark Gable in a most enter- 
taining fashion. As for The Moon's Our 
Home, that's the one wherein actress 
Margaret Sullavan (this department's first 
choice for the Who-to-be-marooned-on-a 
desert-island-with) marries explorer Henry 
Fonda and then divorces him and then 
marries him, the first two of which she 
actually did in real life. This has little to 
do with the merits of the picture, which are 
practically limitless. All we can say is, 
Go. 



Western, Holyoke Tours 
To End Debate Season 



Feminine forensic stars will pro'^RBe the 
Adelphic Union with its last competition 
of the season as Mt. Holyoke debaters 
defend the subject. Resolved, That the 
woman's place is in the home, against a 
two-man Williams team, probably Julius 
S. Glaser and Robert S. Henderson '37, 
Thursday evening in South Hadley. The 
siime day, Williams's only Delta Sigma 
Rho members, H. Vincent E. Mitchell and 



Thursday Maytime is the best and most 
Friday sentimental of tlie Eddy-Mac- 
Donald tilins, and it has the 
most and best songs, and Jeanette Mac- 
Donald is the loveliest and sings the best. 
Also Nelson Eddy has the best role. That 
would seem to cover everything. Be pre- 
pared for the old-time fadeout down a lane 
of cherry trees with blossoms floating 
about, and several valiant tries at tear- 
jerking, but also be prepared for a grand 
movie. Herman Bing is nearing the top 
of our list of funnymen. BataiUeur 



John H. Stewart '38, will oppose Hamilton 
College on the proposition, Resolved, That 
democracy is preferable to any form of an 
authoritarian state. 

On Friday the latter pair will face repre- 
sentatives of Elinira College on the ques- 
tion of the place of women in the home. 
After their meeting with Elmira during the 
daily chai)el period, Mitcliell and Stewart 
will atteiul a Delta Sigma Rlio initiation 
and the formal dance in the i!vening. Both 
of the teams will use the Oregon system of 
cross-examination. 



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VOL. LI 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, MAY 2i. 1937 



No. 15 



Williams Soars 
To Little Three 
Leadership, 8-5 

Hadley Stems Wesleyan's 
8th Inning Rally After 
Bryant Lets 3 Score 

Purple Get 4 in Ist 

Squeeze Play in 6th Tops 
Home Scoring Efforts 

By Woodward B. Norton '39 

Huff Hadley fanned diet Jackson, the 
Wesleyan leadoff man, with the bases 
loiidcd and two out to retire the Cardinals 
in a story-book eighth inning on sodden 
Weston Field Tuesday to give Williams 
the (same, 8-5, and put them into a tempor- 
ary lead for Little Three diamond honors. 
Between the first frame, when three 
scratch hits, a sacrifice, and an error 
scored two of the Wesmen, and the dis- 
astrous eighth. Lefty Tom Bryant, starting 
Purple hurler, slowballed his way through 
six masterful innings facing only twenty- 
one batters to gain his second pitching 
triumph of the season as against one 
defeat. 

Tlie Ephmen didn't waste any time 
getting back at Frank Cotter for the dis- 
courteous assault on Bryant, as the first 
four men to face the visiting righthander 
all scored when the Purple batted com- 
pletely around. Durrell opened the fire- 
works with a roller toward third that went 
for a base hit when Wally Sonstroem 
slipped on the wet turf trying to field it. 
The speedy T^arry stole second on the next 
pitch, and after Cotter had passed Eddie 
Stanley, Doug Stearns beat out a perfect 
bunt to fill the bases. 

Seay Cracks First Hit 

Phil Stearns picked this spot for the 
first of two singles, a solid blow to left 
field that scored Durrell and Stanley and 
knotted the count. Bill Stradley fouled 
out to Bill Nelson, but Shanty Fuchs drew 
a pass and Pete Seay drove the first var- 
sity hit of his career over second base to 
send the Stearns twins chasing over the 
plate and to give the Purple a lead it 
didn't relinquish. 

Again in the sixth, after Jackson in cen- 
ter field had played Stradley's single into a 
scoring triple that saw Hank Stanton cross 
the plate the inning before, the Purple 
guns opened fire. Bryant led off with a 
disputed triple which hit the foul line in 
deep left field, and Durrell followed with 
a ball in the same spot, scoring a moment 
later on Stanley's single. 

Eddie immediately added his name to 
the stolen base column and after Doug 
(Oontlnued on aeoond PHe) 



Cook, Dissell, Moore Will 
Participate in the New 
Englands This Weekend 

Friday, May 2/— Tiffy Cook, Ed Dis- 
sell, and Rog Moore make up the con- 
tingent of Williams trackmen taking part 
in the N. E. I. C. 4-A. meet held at 
M. I. T. today and tomorrow. They will 
see competition from a field of over 100 
athletes, representing more than fifteen 
New England colleges. 

Slightly handicapped by a pulled muscle, 
which he has been nursing since Tuesday, 
Cook will come up against his strongest 
opposition of the year in Dick Gill, of 
Boston College, who has run a 48.4 quar- 
**>■, and in Quinn, of New Hampshire. 
He is also entered in the 220-yd. dash. 

In both timber-topping events Rog 
Moore will be pitted against such out- 
standing men as Sewell, of Bowdoin, 
Henderson, of Northeastern, and Mac- 
Fayden, of Middlebury. Both Sewell 
and Henderson have consistently ap- 
proached the 16-Becond mark in the highs 
and the 24-8econd mark in the lows. Dis- 
sell will be attempting to better his Col- 
lege record of 12 feet 1 J^ inches in the pole 
vault. 

The list of colleges participating in the 
meet includes Amherst, Bates, Boston 
College, Bowdoin, Brown, Colby, Holy 
Cross, Middlebury, M. I. T., New Hamp- 
shire, Northeastern, Rhode Island SUte, 
Vermont, Wesleyan, and WiUiams. 



Summer Workers Must 
Procure Social Security 

All teachers, undergraduates, and grad- 
uates who expect to be employed this sum- 
mer in private business or industry should 
apply for social security account numbers 
without delay, if they have not already 
done so, John Pearson, New England 
regional director of the social security 
board, announced recently. 

According to Mr. Pearson, all employers 
in private business and industry are re- 
quired by law to make sure that their em- 
ployees under sixty-five years of age pos- 
sess social security numbers. While the 
law allows employees to apply for these 
numbers after obtaining work, lack of an 
account number will be a serious inconven- 
ience for employer and employees in cer- 
tain cases, he said. 

Mr. Pearson also asked that every pros- 
pective employee obtain an account num- 
ber now, since there may be considerable 
delay if graduating groups as a whole wait 
until mid-June to apply. The account 
numbers may be applied for at the local 
post office. 



Purple Crew Faces 
Manhattan U. Today 

Race on Harlem Is First 
Venture for Williams 
on New York Waters 



Racing in New York waters for the first 
time in history, the Williams Rowing Club 
faces Manhattan University this afternoon 
at 5.30 for a mile row on the Harlem river. 
Potentially one of the strongest of the 
small college crews, Manhattan has been 
defeated by the third varsities of both 
Princeton and Pennsylvania while down- 
ing Washington and Lee on a Henley 
coiirj>e. _ 

Doug Westin '40, a new discovery who 
formerly stroked the S. P. S. crew of St. 
Paul's School, will set the pace for the re- 
juvenated Purple shell. Kelso Davis who 
stroked for Williams in the Dartmouth 
and Springfield races has been relegated to 
number four position to replace George 
Williams. Forced from regular practice 
for several days, Bill Rolling, veteran of 
two races this year, has returned to the 
boat at six, while Bill Everdell has been 
shunted back from six to two position. 

Hampered by the heavy rains which 
have fallen recently, and with regular 
practice interrupted by the houseparty 
weekend, the Williams shell has not had 
more than three days practice since the 
boatings were changed. Coach l>ovele8S 
has been taking the eight on several long, 
gruelling rows which covered more than 
three miles at a stretch. He seems satis- 
fied with the work which the shell has 
been doing, and expects them to make a 
creditable showing in New York. No 
time trial was held before this race because 
of the shortness of time. 

(Oontlnued on Fourth Page) 



Class Dinners Scheduled 
On Monday and Tuesday 

The 1938 class banquet planned for last 
Thursday has been postponed because of 
the pressure of studies until Monday eve- 
ning, it was announced by Myron A. Tenney, 
president of the Junior class, while the soph- 
omores will hold their fete the following 
evening. Both informal get-togethers will 
start at 6:45 and are at the Orchards. 

The events which were revived last year 
will feature impromptu entertainment, 
mostly by members of the respective 
classes. In addition the 1939 committee 
in charge of proceedings has obtained a 
four-piece orchestrate play a "jam-session" 
and two class songs, which may be sung 
at the annual class contest on Gargoyle 
Day, will be led by Glee Club members. 
Harry N. Gottlieb, Jr., is treasurer of the 
committee and the other members are 
Frederick H. Seals, Jerome W. Brush, Jr., 
Robert G. Chambers, Joseph C. Clement, 
Jr., Frank G. Gillett, Gordon Hutehins, 
Jr., Leland O. Means, Jr., Anthony M. 
Menkel, Jr., Woodward B. Norton, Wil- 
liam S. Simpson, Tom K. Smith, Jr., David 
W. Swanson, Bradford Whitney, Jr., 
George C. Williams, and William D. Wy- 



Two Williams Men 
Earn High Positions 

Bowman Will Head State 
Teachers College; Stone 
Stock Exchange Leader 

The installation of Grover C. Bowman 
'06 as president of the State Teachers 
College at North Adams and the election 
of Jacob C. Stone '14 as a memlier of the 
governing committee of the New York 
Stock Exchange have been revealed re- 
cently. 

For fifteen years previous to his induc- 
tion last Monday, Mr. Bowman has been 
superintendent of schools in North Adams, 
and he has been frequently called "one 
of the best known public school adminis- 
trators in New England." A native of 
Tuscola, 111., he graduated from the high 
school there and received his B.A. from 
Williams in 1906 and his M.A. from Yale 
in 1912, by virtue of summer school work. 
He also has earned additional credit to- 
wards hi.s Ph.D. degree at Yale and 
Columbia. 

Stone Once A Newsboy 
Subsequent position.s he has held include 
the posts of supervising agent for the 
Connecticut state board of -education, 
superintendent of schools in Seymour, and 
Westport-Fairfield, Conn. He has con- 
ducted a course in school administration at 
Middlebury and has lectured at Yale on 
the psychology and history of education. 
He is a former memlwr of the Williams 
Institute of Politics. 

Mr. Stone graduated from Drury high 
school in North Adams, where he was a 
newsboy for the Transcript. Working his 
way through Williams, gained a signal 
success as a broker on the N. Y. Stock Ex- 
change, and is connected with Asiel & Co. 
His undergraduate days were marked by 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Eight Speakers Selected 
For Moonlights Contest 

Eight representatives from the Sopho- 
more and Junior classes have been selected 
from a larger list of entrants to participate 
in the Moonlights comjietition on the steps 
of Chapin Hall on Friday night before 
commencement. At that time the speak- 
ers will deliver their original offerings for 
the $35 first prize and $16 second award. 

This is a definite change from previous 
years, necessitated by declining revenue 
from the fund donated by Elizur Smith of 
Lee. Until this season, a general prize 
for the outstanding orator from both the 
Sophomore and Junior delegations was 
awarded. In addition, first and second 
prizes went to the best speakers from each 
class. 

Under the direction of Albert Harp 
Licklider, J. Iceland Miller professor of 
American history, literature, ano elo- 
quence, several faculty members, as yet 
unchosen, will aid in coaching the con- 
testants. From the classes of 1938 and 
1939, the following have been chosen: 
David H. Appenzellar, W. W. Keen 
Butcher '38, and James M. Burns, Gordon 
Hutehins, Jr., James M. Ludlow, Philip R. 
Peters, Jr., David F. Ransom, and George 
C. Williams '39. 



Golf Team Defeats 
Weak Wesmen, 8^-^ 



Playing over the rain-soaked Taconic 
links, the Williams golf team decisively 
trounced a weak Wesleyan outfit, 8J^}^, 
Thursday afternoon to capture the opening 
Little Three encounter. Bobby Jones led 
the parade at number one for the home 
team by defeating Dary, the first left- 
hander to appear on the course in many 
seasons, 7 and 5, shooting a brilliant 75. 

Touring the outgoing nine in par 36, in 
spite of a disastrous 6 on the second hole, 
Jones had little difficulty winning the 
match on the thirteenth green, in addi- 
tion to capturing the best ball almost 
single-handed, 4 and 3. Overcoming a 
streak of wildness which lasted the first 
thirteen holes, Bro Evans rallied, after 
being down all afternoon, to tie Phil 
Harris to give the visitors their only score 
of the day. 

Purple Sweeps Lower Matches 

Climaxing a late rally, Frank Gillett 
managed to overcome Ken Crafts' early 
lead to win 2 and 1 when the latter missed 
a three foot putt on the seventeenth green, 
while Frank Caulk, playing better golf 
than he has shown this year in match 
play, swamped Harry Levine 7 and 6, after 
capturing five out of the first six holes. 
The WiUiams combination swept the third 
point of the foursome by taking the best 
ball 2 and 1. Captain Jeff .Young con- 
tinued the good golf he exhibited at Wor- 
cester against Yale by trouncing George 
Harris, the Cardinal number five, 6 and 
4, after seizing the lead early in the matoh. 
Al Freeman won the closest match of the 
day by taking Rumoshosky two up, after 
the former had taken five of the first six 
holes. The Wesleyan man kept the match 
going by canning a beautiful putt the 
length of the seventeenth green to win the 
hole. Freeman however rallied on the 
eighteenth to complete the rout. 

The mediocre Purple team will wind up 
the season against a favored Sabrina six 
Monday, May 31, on the Taconic links 
with the Little Three Title at stake. 
Amherst is the defending champion by 
virtue of a decisive 6J4-2J4 triumph last 
year over the home team. Although no 
line-up has been released as yet, it is ex- 
pected that the same six who played against 
the Cardinals will again tee off against the 
Lord Jeffs. 



UnionTeam Fa vored 
To Defeat Stickmen 



S. A. C. Ratifies 
Relocation Plan 
For Jesup Hall 

Drastic Redistribution to 
Grant Council and U.C. 
Three Meeting Rooms 



Efficiency Stressed 

'Record' Business Board, 
'Cow', Glee Club Moved 



Garnet Ran up Score of 
17-2 Over Tufts; Lost 
to Dartmouth by 7-6 



Union's once-defeated lacrosse team will 
face the Purple Saturday at 4.00 p. m. on 
Cole Field with all the pre-game dope in 
their favor. If Williams does anything 
but hold the Garnet to a relatively low 
--«aoH>-it-will bean upset, for Bill Harkness, 
the Union mentor, has developed the best 
outfit the Schenectady college has had in 
many seasons. 

Against Tufte, defeated by Tommy 
Green's team 7-4, Union scored at will to 
run up a final count of 17-2, which shows 
the calibre of the game they play. Dart- 
mouth has been the only team to win from 
the Dutehmen, and this was only when an 
overtime period put the Green on the 
heavy end of a 7-6 score after tieing the 
count in the last two minutes of the game. 

Swanson, Means, Silverthome Return 

The Ephmen have been strengthened for 
Saturday's encounter, the last on their 
schedule, by the return of Dave Swanson, 
Lee Means, and Spence Silverthome. For 
the past two weeks Swanson and Means 
have been practicing regularly with the 
attack unit and Silverthome has been 
working at one of the defense positions in 
an effort to get back the timing which was 
lost in their month's lay off. 

Coach Whoops Snively did not hesitate 
to say he considers the Union outfit "the 
best team they've had in the past ten 
years." To add to his worries he will have 
to find somebody to start in Booty Blake's 
place since the star center will not be able 
to play because of an injured knee. 

The fact remains that the Garnet will 
have to fight for the goals they get Satur- 
day for the Williams stickmen have been 
working well as a unit all season. The 
Union system of scholastic probation also 
has aided the Ephmen's cause for the fastr 
scoring foursome of Jack Smith, Ken Mac 
(Continued on Second Page) 



By Anthony M. Menkel, Jr., '39 

A project which will bring about the 
complete reallocation of office space in 
Jesup Hall for the combined purposes of 
creating more inter-organization efficiency, 
of giving each activity such space as its 
work requires, of utilizing heretofore 
wasted and unsuitable office room, and of 
allotting more meeting rooms to certain 
extra-curricular groups, was passed Thurs- 
day noon by the 1938 Student Activities 
Council. 

Notable innovations incorporated in 
the scheme include the placing of a direct 
tory on the first floor of Jesup, the labelling 
of doors for the various activities, the im- 
provement of lighting fixtures throughout 
the building, and the use of the Adviser to 
designate in what rooms the daily meetings 
are to take place, all changes to be effected 
during the summer, pending the availabil- 
ity of funds. 

Councils Get Quarters 

Under the new phin both the Undergrad- 
uate and Student Activities Councils are 
to be given official meeting rooms on the 
second floor, occupying what is now the 
W.C.A. reading room and the Cap & Bells 
storage room. The W.C.A. will continue 
to use its old office, but will share the space 
with other orgaiiiialious ou days when tlio 
U.C. and S.A.C. are not in session. 

The executive committee of the Activi- 
ties Council and the Undergraduate Coun- 
cil expect to use the room now used by the 
Purple Knights for their files and small 
meetings, the room otherwise to be thrown 
open to other groups as a general gathering 
place. The Glee Club will move into the 
Sketch office, while the Outing Club has 
been granted space in the U.C. main meet- 
ing room. 

■Record' Has First Floor 

Due to the fact that The Record busi- 
ness board is the most active organization 
in Jesup Hall, it was thought advisable 
that it be moved out of its hole in the cellar 
and given the large room on the first floor. 
In addition to this, the small alcove to the 
rear of this will be partitioned off, thus 
allowing the business board two separate 
chambers. 

The present inner sanctum of the editorial 
branch of The Record, will remain as it is 
but shall be connected with the News 
(Oontlnued on Third Page) 



C, B. Newman '38 to Head 
1937-38 Glee Club Board 



C. Bom C. Newman '38 of New York 
City was elected chairman of the Glee 
Club board of directors at a meeting of the 
board Thursday while Manton Copeland 
Jr. '39 was elected secretary of the group, 
A. Ward West '38, leader of the singing or- 
ganization, announced Friday. 

Plans for next year include a schedule 
of approximately ten concerts in contrast 
to eighteen presented during the past sea- 
son, thus enabling the club to concentrate 
more on polish than was possible this year. 
West further revealed. Tentative nego- 
tiations are under way for weekend con- 
certs in Boston, western New York, and 
New York City in addition to those with 
Vassar and Bennington. 



Powell Chosen Head 
OfPhilosophyUnion 

At a special meeting of the Philosophical 
Union in Griffin Hall last Monday evening, 
I^egh R. Powell '38 was elected to succeed 
John H. Ballantine Jr., '37 as president of 
the organization, while W. Cribben Wil- 
kinson '38 was chosen vice-president, and 
William A. Spurrier '39 secretary-treasurer. 

Powell, who will be next year's manager 
of the football team, came to Williams 
from Choate where he was active in foot- 
ball, track and journalism. Freshman 
year he participated in football and track, 
while since then he has been a meml>er of 
the football squad and for two years on the 
Oulielmemian board. Powell is aflfiliated 
with the Chi Psi fraternity. t^ 

Upon coming to WiUiams from the Hill 
School, Wilkinson continued to be active 
in soccer and wrestling, and Freshman 
year became a member of The Record 
board. He is a Junior Adviser and aflfili- 
ated with the Chi Psi Fraternity. 

Spurrier, after graduating from Rivers 
Country Day School, came to Williams 
where he has participated in Freshman and 
varsity hockey and has been active in the 
W. C. A. in which organization he now 
heads the peace group or International Re- 
lations Club. He is a member of the Sig- 
ma Phi fraternity. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 19S7 



The Williams Record 

PublUlie<l Tuewlay antl Saturday by Studenta of WiUiama ColteKO 



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Sunday and We have heard much criti- 
Monday cism of late from some of the 
more astute members of the 
upper classes, aiiionK them the most bril- 
liant of the seniors (according to the vote 
in the Gul, which fooled us as much as 
the next fellow). It seems that we wax too 
enthusiastic. It seems that they don't 
like some of the works in celluloid as much 
as we do. In the face of this gale of ha- 
tred and scorn we summon our last ounce 
of energy and say that anyone who misses 
Bette Davis in Marked Woman is a fool 
and deserves to pass that test the next 
day. Miss Davis has been beefing re- 
cently because her roles have been too un- 
sympathetic, and this one, as a hostess in a 
chp joint, is no more likeable, but she 
does a very steady and consistent job in 
it which ranks with her performance in 
Of Human Bondage. Eduardo Ciannelli 
as Lucky Luciano is the meanest man in 
town by a city block. Turning from his 
tough guy parts for the first time, Hum- 
phrey Bogart is not entirely happy as the 
District Attorney, but he never gets in the 
way. Miss Davis' fellow hostesses look 
and snarl the part well, and the whole 
production moves at the properly rapid 
pace, containing some excellent suspense 
sequences, and a swell fade-out at the 
end. The Luciano story, as described in 
the papers, is modified considerably to 
please General Hayes, and it you ever stop 
to think of it, you may wonder just why 
girls are such low characters, but be- 
cause of the able direction and pace of the 
picture, you never seem to. 

BalaiUeur 



Science, Classical Groups 
Complete 1937 Activities 

Both the Science Club and the Classical 
Society close their year's activity with 
meetings this month, the scientists having 
finally given up the attempt to hold their 
annual picnic. The last formal meeting 
of the science group was held May 6, while 
the Classical Society will meet for the last 
time next Wednesday. 

At the May 6 meeting, the Science Club 
elected its officers for next year, only 
members of the scientific faculty being 
eligible for election to office in the club. 
Associate Professor Volney H. Wells of the 
mathematics department, was chosen 
president, while Dr. John R. Fanshawe of 
the geology department, and Mr. Thomas 
H. Wallace of the physics department were 
elected secretary and treasurer respec- 
tively. At the same meeting the members 
voted to hold the annual picnic on May 18, 
but the weather has made it necessary to 
postpone the event several times, and 
finally to cancel it entirely. 

The final meeting of the Classical So- 
ciety will be held next Wednesday at the 
home of John V. A. Fine, assistant profes- 
sor of Latin. At that time the members 
will hold the elections for next year, and 
will answer a quiz which will be prepared 
by Professor Fine. The questionnaire will 
be on classical subjects and will contain 
questions on history, literature, art and 
other phases of classical study. 



Garnet Stickmen Favored 
Over Purple for Saturday 

(Continued from First Pa^e) 
Murray, Hal Vandecar, and Joe Paul has 
lost MacMurray for this reason. 

The probable starting line-up: 
WILLIAMS UNION 

Keller g. Burd 

Colman p. LiHiton 

Brown c.p. Coleman 

Pratt Id. V. Smith 

Oreen (Capt.) 2d. Reynolds 

c. Fraser 

MacGruer 2a. Vandecar 

Meyersberg la. J. Smith (Capt.) 

Sesy o.h. Paul 

Duncan 



Williams Nine Turns 
Back Wesleyan, 8-5 

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Stearns had sacrificed him to third, Phil 
Stearns got a roar of approval from the 
stands by laying down a perfect squeeze 
bunt which scored Stanley with the third 
run of the inning, Phil crossing first safely 
as Archie Home failed to cover on the 
play. 

While on the right end of an 8-2 score, 
a lot of trouble came to Bryant all at once. 
Sonstroem opened the Cardinal's eighth 
by working the Purple southpaw for a base 
on balls, and Home followed with a base 
hit over Doug St«arn's head. Hank 
Stanton's error on a difficult ground ball 
off Mim Daddario's bat, followed by 
singles by I^en Havens and Frank Ket- 
cham, pushed over three runs and left two 
men on with only one out when Coach 
Charlie Caldwell called on Hadley. The 
young righthander, who had pitched a full 
nine innings only the game before, got 
Boucher, the Wesman relief catcher, to 
pop to Phil Stearns at first before striking 
out Jackson to end the threat. 

The Ephmen met Boston University in 
the Hub city yesterday afternoon and 
today encounter a strong Tufts nine in the 
Jumbo's home park. AmheiTit took the 
Terriers handily, 7-2, and a comparison 
of scores should be enlightening. Coach 
Caldwell probably threw Captain Fuchs 
against the University team, reserving 
Hadley for work in the Jumbo contest 
with Bryant along for relief duty. 

Before six men had been retired in the 
opening inning, 25 minutes had elapsed as 
16 batters faced the rival hurlers. The 
middle frames were among the speediest 
ever played. 

Stanton is the politest man in baseball. 
Whi'e circling the bases for the Purple's 
lone marker in the fifth, he stopped twice 
to clean the paths with his hat. 

With the bases loaded in the visitor's 
half of the eighth, and with the count at 
three and two with two out, Jackson fouled 
off four consecutive pitches before fanning. 

The summary: 

WILLIAMS (8) WESLEYAN (S) 

ab r h po a e 
Durrell, If, cf4 2 3 1 1 
Stanley, c 4 2 1 ij 
D.Ste'ns, 2b 3 1 13 2 
P.Ste'ns, lb 5 1 210 
Stanton, as 3 1 .5 3 1 
Fuchs, rf 4 
Stradley, of 2 1 2 
b. Baldinger 10 
Latvia, If 
Seay, 3b 4 2 2 1 
Bryant, p 4 11110 
Hadley, p 



ab r h po a e 
Jackson, c( 5 1 1 1 
Sonst'm, 3b 4 
Home, lb 4 
Robins, 2b 4 
Dad'io, ss 4 
Havens, rf 4 
Ketcham, If 4 
Nelson, c 2 



Boucher, c 
Cotter, p 
Wright 
See, p 



2 12 2 

17 

112 2 

1112 

2 10 

12 

l> 1 

2 3 
2 10 

10 

1 



Totals 34 8 11 27 8 3 Totals 37 .5 7 24 8 1 

a. batted for Cotter in 7th 

b. batted for Stradley in 7th 
Score by innings: 

WESLEYAN 2 0000003 — 5 

WILLIAMS 40001300 x— 8 

Runs batted in — I*. Stearns 2, Seay 2, Son- 
stroem, Robins, Stradley, Durrell, Stanley, Dad- 
dario, Havens, Ketcham, Stanton; Three-base hits 
— Bryant, Durrell. Sacrifice hits — Home, D. 
Stearns. Stolen bases — Durrell 3, Robins, Stanley, 
D. Stearns, Stanton, Stradley. Struck out^By 
Cotter 2, Bryant 2, See 3, Hadley 2. Bases on balls 
— Off Cotter a, Bryant 2, See 1 . Hit by pitcher — 
By See (D. Stearns). Hits— Off Cotter 10 in 6 in- 
nings, Bryant 7 in 7), See 1 in 2, Hadley in l3. 
Left on bases — Williams 10. Wesleyan 8. Winning 
pitcher — Bryant. Losing pitcher — Cotter. Um- 
pires — Burns, Bolster. Time of game: 1 :55. 



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Williams Graduates Earn 
High Executive Positions 

(Oontlnued from First Page) 
the utilization of burning ambition and a 
keen mind, and since achieving success in 
the business world he has made several 
generous gifts to Williams. 

He is at present a director of the Ma- 
maronack Trust Company, while he has 
served as a director of the Williams Club 
of New York. On February 3 of this year, 
Mr. Stone was initiated into Kappa Beta 
Phi, honorary broker society. 



Current Events Contest 
Will Be Held on Tuesday 

Williams' current events fiends, includ- 
ing Marshall J. Wolfe '38, who gained the 
highest score in a Time magazine nation- 
wide news contest last fall, will have an- 
other chance to exhibit their knowledge of 
recent events and their canniness in guess- 
ing properly when Time, Inc., again 
sponsors another current events contest on 
Tuesday. According to arrangements an- 
nounced by Orven R. Altman, assistant 
professor of political science, the local bat- 
tle of wits will take place in Goodrich Hall 
on Tuesday at 5.30 p.m. and undergradu- 
ates will have another opportunity to show 
their superiority over the faculty. 

As before, the contest will be open to all 
and to the high scorers in the college Time 
will award several prizes. The answers 
will again be published, in a late June issue 
of Time. Questions, which cover local, 
national, and international news events as 
well as occurrences in the fields of litera- 
ture, art, science and transportation, are 
not based directly on the weekly news 
magazine, and a newspaper knowledge of 
the past half year's events will again be 
sufficient to gain a creditable score, Pro- 
fessor Altman said. 



I On the Poopdeck f 

The other day, misled by Balailkur's 
vague garblings, we were sitting in the 
Walden, bored, waiting for Annabella to 
appear, when we began to worry about 
"Thank you lettera". We left immediately 
in search of Mrs. Dempsey, present pro- 
preitress of the New Deal Postoffice, to 
gather what facts that lady could furnish. 
We learned that most of the beauties take 
a few days to recover, and fulfill their 
obligations along about Wednesday or so, 
if the mass of pink and blue and buff- 
colored envelopes which pour in then can 
be called indicative. 

One girl we know of refused to be con- 
ventional in her letter, which was nothing 
but three checks, made out to the order of 
her escort, who had evidently gone 
through the weekend progressing as he 
went. The first check dated Friday, was 
for one hundred thousand dollars; the 
next, dated Saturday, for one million; the 
last, dated Sunday, one billion. We will 
take no stand on this sort of thing — we 
cannot — but we feel a definite fear for the 
girl when he next takes her out. Another, 
less effusive in her appreciation, sent a 
comparatively short wire fiom Pittsfield, 
saying merely "T(ianks, Anne." Here we 
have less suggestion of delight, but plenty 
of suggestion, we feel. 

There have probably been many of 
these, but we heard for the first time in the 
Gym Lunch the other afternoon, over our 
four o'clock beer, of a freshman who was so 
pleased about it all that he sent his Her a 
seventy-word night letter Sunday night, 
thanking her for coming, and asking her up 
next year. As yet, so far as we have 
heard, she has not answered him, suggest- 
ing, perhaps, a different makeup than his. 
Who knows? 




Photo Service Takes Six 
After First Competition 

One junior, one sophomore and four 
freshmen were elected to the board of the 
newly formed Williams Photo Service as 
the result of its first competition G. Hitch 
Tryon, head of the organization, announced 
Thursday evening! George W. Morse 
'38, Bruce Roberts '39, Charles G. Bra- 
tenahl, William F. Egelhoff, Richard N. 
Jackson, and Douglas Westin '40, were 
those elected. ' 

Morse prepared for Williams at Rivers 
School where he was editor of the paper and 
played golf, hockey and lacrosse. He is 
Photographic Editor of The Record, has 
played with the Purple Knights and the 
Band and is a member of Phi Delta Theta. 
Preparing at Newton High School, Roberts 
has been active in the W. C. A. and is 
affiliated with the Garfield Club. 

Bratenahl, Jackson and Westin all 
came to Williams from St. Paul's where 
they were particularly outstanding in 
photographic work. Eglehoff attended the 
Nichols School in Buffalo, N. Y. where he 
was business manager of the paper, a mem- 
ber of the student council and on the foot- 
ball, hockey, and traiSk teams. He played 
football and hockey during the past year, 
is a member of the Opting Club and Delta 
Phi. 



Notices 



Safford The organ recital regularly given 
Concert each Sunday afternoon by 
Charles L. Safford '93 will not be 
presented this week. The next recital 
will be on May 30 at 5:00 p. m. in Chapin 
Hall. 



Richard D. Ely '39 and John H. Sawyer 
'39 were the only patients confined to the 
Thompson Infirmary when The Record 
went to press Thursday. 



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SATURDAY, MAY 22 
2.30 p. m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams 
vs. Tufts. Medford. 

Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. Army. 
West Point, N. Y. 

Varsity Lacrosse. Williams vs. Union. 
Cole Field. 

Freshman Baseball. Williams vs. Am- 
herst. Amherst. 

Freshman Tennis; Williams vs. Am- 
herst. Amherst. 

Freshman Golf. Williams vs. Nichols 
Junior College. Taconic Links. 

Freshman lacrosse. Williams vs. Glens 
Falls Academy. , Cole Field. 
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Christ Church, Cambridge, will con- 
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Freshman Ball Team Trips Wesleyan 
As Stickmen Lose; Golfers Play Today 



Friday, May g/— Witli a combinedf 
record of einlit victories and seven defeats 
to their credit, four Freshman teams will 
resume their normal schedules this week- 
end after last week's rain interruptions, as 
the undefeated golf team meets Dart- 
mouth today while tomorrow both the 
baseball and tennis outfits meet Amherst, 
the lacrossemen engage Glens Falls Acad- 
emy, and the golfers encounter Nichols 
Junior College. 

With decisive wins over Hotchkiss and 
Clark School to its credit, the golf team 
will attempt to make It three straight this 
afternoon when they engage the Dart- 
mouth yearlings on the rain-drenched Ta- 
conlc Links. Although they will be with- 
out the services of Butch Schriber, num- 
ber one man who has gone over to the 
baseball team, the Ephmen will present 
a moderately strong combination with 
Andy Anderson and Ray Korndorfer at 
one and two, Win Todd and Joe William- 
son at three and four, and Bill Curtlss 
and Don Hatt at five and six, while the 
same line-up will meet Nichols Junior 
College tomorrow afternoon. 

Nine Faces Amherst 

A Little Three title will be at stake when 
the yearling nine takes the field against 
Amherst tomorrow, fresh from a 4-3 vic- 
tory over Wesleyan Tuesday. Strength- 
ened by the additional services of Johnny 
Kerr, hurler from Western Reserve Acad- 
emy, and Butch Schrlber, golfer and star 
Choate infielder, the contest promises to 
be close as both teams have suffered but 
one defeat while winning over Wesleyan. 
Coach Fowle expects to start either Kerr 
or Dan Dunn, winning pitcher of the 
Cardinal game, on the mound, while Mc- 
Carthy will again be behind the plate. 

The tennis men will embark on Its first 
Little Three encounter of the year to- 
morrow when It engages a formidable 
Jeff team which has blanked Wesleyan 
9-0. Although the Purple courtmen have 
been submerged by Kent and Hotchkiss, 
both teams have been unable to practice 
for a week because of rain, so the outcome 
will be in the balance. 

With a record of two defeats by Deer- 
field and an unofficial win over Union, the 
yearilng lacrossemen will oppose Glen 
Falls Academy tomorrow in an attempt to 
land themselves on the victory side of the 
ledger. Coach Dave Francis expects to 
start the same line-up that succumbed to 
the powerful and preclsioned attack of the 
Green and White Wednesday. 



The gods of fortune both smiled and 
frowned on two Freshman teams this week 
as the yearling baseball team staged a 
story-book finish to wring out a 4-3 vic- 
tory over Wesleyan Tuesday in its initial 
Little Three encounter on a timely bingle 
by Johnny Gillette while the lacrossemen 
bowed, 14-7, before a powerful Deerfield 
Academy aggregation for the second time 
this season on Wednesday. 

Featuring the eight-hit pitching of Dan 
Dunn and the alertness of Ace Asinof in 
preventing two Wesleyan runs from scor- 
ing when a batter neglected to tag first 
base, the ball game was the third one-run 
decision that the Purple have eked out this 
season. The climax to the hair-raising 
contest occurred in the eighth inning when 
Gillette, after missing a bunt on an at- 
tempted squeeze play, doubled to deep 
center to score Butch Schriber from third 
with what proved to be the winning tally. 
Purple Muffs Chance in Fourth 

Williams missed its first big scoring op- 
portunity In the fourth inning when it 
could push but one run across the plate 
after loading the bases with none out. 
After Ijowc and Michaels had bunted 
safely, Asinof filled the sacks with a scratch 
hit through the box. The chance was 
lost, however, when the Cardinal catcher 
picked Lowe off third while Asinof went 
out at second after misunderstanding a 
decision on a fielder's choice, the only run 
being scored as a result of a balk. 

Standing on the short end of a 3-1 
score going into the .seventh, the yearlings 
came back with two tallies to tie the count 
again. After a single, a walk, and an 
attempted sacrifice had put men on first 
and second, Johnny Lowe stepped into a 
fast ball for a double to deep right, sending 
both McCarthy and Dunn across the 
plate, while Gillette's hit in the eighth 
clinched the victory. 

Coach Dave Francis' stickmen found 
the strength of the Deerfield lacrossemen 
undiminished from the 14-8 submerging 
the Green and White handed the Ephmen 
earlier in the season, emerging at the final 
gun on the wrong end of a 14-7 score. 
After putting up an even fight In the first 
period, the Purple fell before Deerfield's 
second period five goal barrage and never 
threatened again. Outstanding for Wil- 
liams were Boardman, Knowlton, and 
Potter on the attack, while Head starred 
on the defense. 



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Meyer, Schapiro, Pedro 
V. Fernandez to Speak 
Here on May 24, June 1 

Meyer Schapiro, professor of art and 
architectui'e at Columbia University, will 
give an illustrated lecture before the 
Liberal Club next Monday evening in 
Jesup Hall. The organization's program 
for the year will be brought to a close 
Tuesday, June 1 , with a talk by Pedro Villa 
Fernandez, a Spaniard who is in sympathy 
with the loyalists' cause. 

Dr. Schapiro will bring a large number 
of slides to Williamstown with which to 
augment his remarks on the subject, 
"Technology and Modern Art." Under 
this heading he will discuss the various 
contemporary social view points as they 
appear mirrored in Twentieth Century art 
and architecture. 

A professor of Spanish at New York 
University, Dr. Fernandez will speak in 
Jesup Hall on the current civil war which is 
devastating the Iberian peninsula under 
the title, "The Truth About Spain." As a 
sympathizer with the Red government, 
Mr. Fernandez is a member of the newly 
formed association called The American 
Friends of Spanish Democracy which is 
organized to send money, medical supplies 
and other needed materials to Spain. 



S.A.C. Ratifies Plan 
For Jesup Changes 

(Continued from First Page) 
Bureau, in which place the typewriters and 
factual bulletins of the two organizations 
will be put, thus bringing the newsgather- 
ing bodies into closer harmony. The 
Travel Bureau stays where it is today, re- 
taining its files and window in the large 
office. 

'Cow', 'Sketch', 'Gul' Together 

Taking the place of the Glee Club in the 
large office on the third floor will be the 
Purpk Cow, while the Sketch and GiU are 
located in the former's old office. The 
W.C.A. "Vatican" remains unafifected by 
the new arrangements. Their old storage 
room on the second floor being made over 
into a meeting room, the Purple Knights 
will move their instruments to the old 
W.O.C. office on the fourth floor, situated 
next to the spacious Cap & Bells office, 
which also is to be utilized in part for the 
storage of costumes. With a darkroom al- 
ready located in the basement, the newly- 
organized Williams Photo Service is 
scheduled to occupy the present Recobd 
business offices there. 

This entire redistribution plan, one 
which affects every organization with 
offices in Jesup Hall, emerged from a de- 
tailed report submitted to the Council by a 
committee headed by Jesse L. Boynton '38 
which included Francis Boardman, Jr., 
Austin Broadhurst, and Fletcher Brown, 
'38. Their conclusions were arrived at 
after a questionnaire had been sent each 
organization, after numerous meetings 
had been held and after a report made last 
fall by William Everdell '37 was consulted. 

There follows a skeleton classification 
of the reallocation as incorporated in the 
project. 

(1) First Flooor— RECORD business and edi- 
torial officee, News Bureau and Travel Bur«au. 

(2) Second Floor^U.C, 8.A.C., and Executive 
Committee meeting rooms, (also to be used as 
three general meeting rooms) ; W.C.A. 

(3) Third Floor — Purple Cow, autieimenaian. 
Sketch offices. 

(4) Fourth Floor— Purple Knights, Cap A Bells 
— offices and storage for costumes and instruments. 

(6) Basement — Williams Photo Service— dark 
room and 61ce. 



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Tigers Easily Down 
Williams Netmen7-2 

Al Jarvis Wins in Singles; 
Kingman, Weller Victors 
in Number Two Doubles 



Bare Kinsman's potent tennis team 
again faltered last Tuesday when a hard- 
liitting Bengal unit swept through the 
Williams outfit with the loss of only two 
matches. Al Jarvis maintained his inter- 
collegiate tourney form to win in the num- 
ber two singles, and the Kingman and 
Weller doubles combination flashed a vic- 
tory for the first time this season, but the 
other Purple players dropped their 
matches without winning a set. 

Bill Winslow, the ace Sophomore player 
of the Tiger unit, had little trouble in sub- 
duing Kingman, 6-1, 6-4, but Jarvis 
showed accurate backhand placements and 
stunning smashes to top Baker, 6-3, 7-5. 
Bob Weller extended Rawls of Princeton 
to a long first set, but he wavered in the 
second to lose at 8-6, 6-3. The other 
matches were straight-set Princeton vic- 
tories as Martin swept through Gaskell 
6-3, 6-3, Oelstner, former Princeton num- 
ber two man, defeated Hank Paine, 6-0, 
6-3, and Bender downed Charhe Hanan, 
7-5, 6-0. 

The feature match of the day was the 
hard-fought encounter between Bill Wins- 
low and Al Martin against Jarvis and 
Gaskell, the former winning at 9-7, 7-5, 
after producing a pair of powerful serves 
and hard ground shots. In the number 
two doubles Weller and Kingman finally 
got their combination working after many 
disappointments during the season, defeat- 
ing Oelstner and Rawls 6-3, 8-6. In the 
third doubles Hank Paine and Charlie 
Hanan of Williams lost to Baker and 
Fraker, 6-0, 6-4. 

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low, ace Tiger sophomore, when Yale 
vanquished the Bengals last Monday. 
Other players featured on the Kli team, 
which has had a highly successful season so 
far, are Jim Hinchliff, Captain Don Metz, 
and Clark Richards. 

Tomorrow the Williams unit travels to 
West Point, where it will face the guns of a 
strong Army team. Heading the cadets, 
who succumbed to Yale by a close score 
recently, are Albert Russell and Caldwell 
Rollins, who were the Finalists in the 
recent New York state tournament. 
Playing for Williams, besides Jarvis and 
Kingman, will be Weller, Gaskell, Colles- 
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Tenney, seven; Westin, stroke; Ixtveless, 

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Sail Team Wins 
$-0, Loses 4-3 
[nTwo-DayTrip 

Walt Fuchs Blankets B. U. 
In Six-Hit Game Friday; 
Tufts Wins Day After 

Clinches Tilt in Sth 

Williams Engages Sabrina 
I nit Wednesday There 

UiOiind tlic best perforiiiftnce Ciiptiiin 
Sliiuily Fuchs lias turned in this season, 
a suddenly hard hittins Williams varsity 
buscliidl team shattered an impressive 
Terrier record as thirteen Purple hits shut 
out Boston University 8-0 on Nickerson 
Field Friday afternoon, a pace which was 
l)r()UKlit to a halt Saturday as the com- 
bined efforts of Tom Bryant and Huff 
Hiidley failed to stop Johnny Hughes, 
Juiiilm twirler, from leading his team to a 
4-3 vietory in the Medford oval. 

A total of thirteen hits out of thirty-nine 
(iffieiul trips to the plate proved too much 
for Hob DeGuglielnio Friday in the second 
consecutive win for Charlie Caldwell's ball 
clul), while an eighth winning wallop by 
Itulo Silvestri, Jumbo centcrfielder, 
broufjlit in the winning run Saturday, 
breiiking a 3-3 deadlock. 

B. U. Touches Third Only Twice 

Corning to bat in the second inning 
after a scoreless first, the Williams batters 
easily hit what the Terrier pitcher had to 
offer, collecting three safeties to bring in a 
total of four runs, putting the Purple in the 
lead which was never to be threatened 
throughout the afternoon. The remain- 
ing five runs which the smooth functioning 
Williams team made came in the third 
«nd fourth innings with one and four runs, 
respectively. 

Fuchs was master of the situation 
throughout, a factor which is confirmed by 
the fact that a B. U. base runner reached 
third only twice. Previous to this game, 
the Boston team had beaten Harvard 
twice, Boston College, Rhode Island, and 
Wesleyan. 

Seay Hits Triple 

Southpaw Tom Bryant, starting the 
game for the Purple, experienced a dis- 
astrous first inning as he was reached for 
two singles, the result of which gave Tufts 
a. three run lead. Huff Hadley then took 
over and pitched scoreless ball up to the 
eighth inning when Italo Silvestri slashed 
out a single which scored Roopeniam for 
the count which won the ball game, 4-3. 

Following the shaky first inning when 
the Jumbo batsmen jumped into the lead, 
3-0 tlie Williams nine slowly caught up as 
Bill Stradley, Phil and Doug Steams, 
crossed the home plate during the first, 
third, and fifth innings. Another Wil- 
liams victory was almost within grasp in 
the third by virtue of Pete Seay's triple 
with one down, only to be blasted in the 
eighlli by the lone Jumbo tally. 

(Continued on Second Page) 



Junior Banquet Tonight; 
'39 to Feast Tomorrow 

Monday, May ^4— Juniors will con- 
vene tonight at the Orchards to re- 
new last year's highly successful 
banquet with a talented group of 
classmates ready to amuse the other 
members of the class of 1938. To- 
morrow night will see the sophomores 
occupying Williams' eating place, 
with a jam session put on by four of 
Harry Hart's sijeciallsts in that line. 
Both fetes will start at 0:45. 

C. Boru Newman '38 and Harry N. 
Oottleib, Jr. '39, treasurers of the 
respective class committees, were 
both uncertain how many would at- 
tend the gatherings, but using last 
year's turn out as a criterion, it was 
estimated that the average from 
each class would be slightly under 100. 

Three Debates End 
Adelphic Union Year 

Non-decision Discussions 
Held with Elniira,Haniil- 
ton, Mount Holyoke 



Scliapiro to Talk on 
Technology and Art 

Monday, May 21 — Meyer Schapiro, pro- 
fessor of art and architecture at Columbia 
University will speak tonight in Jesup 
Hall at 8.00 p. m. under the auspices of the 
I'iheral Club on "Technology and Modern 
Art." The ambiguous nature of the 
subject chosen by the metropolitan pro- 
fessor has aroused speculation among the 
members of the Williams art department, 
US they do not consider it possible to dis- 
euss technology and art under the same 
heading. \ 

H. Vincent E. Mitchell, III '38, presi- 
dent of the sponsoring organization, has 
announced that professor Schapiro's talk 
will treat contemporary social viewpoints 
as they appear mirrored in the works of 
modern artists. It is the speaker's be- 
lief, according to Mitchell, that socialism, 
fascism, communism, and other systems of 
Social organization have all had their 
effect on the culture of the day, and their 
influence in the special field of art is to re- 
vive the attention of Professor Schapiro 
tonight. He is expected to use slides to 
'"ustrate his various points. 



Williams Stars 
Score 8 Points 
In N. E. I. C. 3-A 



Track Entrants in N. E. 
Meet Place Ninth; Cook 
Runs 48.2 440; Moore, 
Dissell Also Stand Out 



Eight Plays to Be Given 
By 1937 Summer Theatre 



Summer Theatre Director 



Three n<)n-<leciKion debates by two 
Adelphic I'nion teams last week concluded 
the spring season of that organization. 
James M. Ludlow and William A. Mc- 
Connell '39 met Mt. Holyoke at South 
Hadley on Thursday evening. May 20, 
while H. V. E. Mitchell and James L. 
O'Sullivan '38 journeyed to western New 
York state to debate Hamilton College on 
Thursday and Elmira the next day. 

Encountering two Mt. Holyoke under- 
graduates in their new library before an 
audience which numbered over 60, Ijudlow 
and McConnell upheld the affirmative of 
the question. Resolved, That woman's place 
18 in the nonie. The Williams speakers 
pointed out the advisability of such a 
policy, which would "throw open many 
jobs to men in addition to blostering 
this country's birth rate." 

Principal debater for Mt. Holyoke was 
Miss Virginia Binns, known on the Wil- 
liams campus for her appearance here last 
fall as speaker at a Democratic Election 
rally in Jesup Hall, on October 22, at which 
time she attempted to show "why Mt. 
Holyoke is for Roosevelt." She and her 
teammate. Miss Julia Schairee, vigorously 
denied that women were poorly fitteil for 
office and executive work, but maintained 
that, as civilization advanced, women 
will play an increasingly important part in 
the technical business life of the world. 
At the conclusion of the debate, the honne 
team was awarded the unofficial decision 
by a 44-16 vote of the audience. 

Mitchell and O'Sullivan, in their Ham- 
ilton debate on Thursday eveningi de- 
fended the negative of, Resolved, That 
democracy is preferable to any form of 
authoritarian state, against a two-man 
Hamilton team in the Psi Upsilon house 
there. Each speaker had the floor for 
eight minutes, at the end of which time he 
was informally cross-examined by his 
opponents. Hamilton upheld democracy 
as practiced in the United States, while 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Reacting to the keen competition of the 
star-studded field in the fifty-first New 
England Intercollegiate A. A. A. champion- 
ship, three Williams trackmen shattered 
three College records to score eight points 
and place ninth out of twenty-two en- 
trants on Tech field at Cambridge Sat- 
urday. Unofficially clocked in 48.2 for 
the best time of his career, Tiffy Cook 
barely missed nipping Dick Gill, of Boston 
College, who won the 440 in 48 flat, while 
Ed Dissell reached a new vaulting mark of 
12 feet 2]/i inches for an official College 
record and Rog Moore took second in the 
low hurdles with an official 24.1 and third 
in the highs with an unofficial 15.4. 

The Rhode Island Rams won the crown 
with a total of 25H points. Northeastern 
was second with 19, and Holy Cross was 
third with 17. Gill's 440 victory was the 
stand-out i)erformance of the day, as he, 
with Cook, lowered the previous meet 
record by two fifths of a second and the 
previous field record by four fifths of a 
second. Henderson, of Northeastern, was 
one of the two double winners of the meet, 
as he equalled the meet record of 24 sec- 
onds in the low hurdles and passed 
Moore over the last two sticks in the 
liiRhs to win in 15.2. 

Cook's Spurt Nets Second 
After winning his trial heat Friday in the 
third best time of 50.2, Cook gained the 
third position at the pole for the finals and 
was content to run in fourth place for the 
first part of the rac^i With Gill, Ray- 
mond, of Boston University, and Quinn, of 
New Hampshire, ahead of him going into 
the final turn, the Williams stylist put on a 
stabbing burst of irip'-H which lifted him 
into second place as he uiv>ootid the finish 
line, a stride behind the winner. 

Rounding that last turn, there was a 
mix-up which probably cost C!ook the race. 

(Continued on Second Page) 




Duggan^ Amherst Man to 
Speak atC& B's Banquet 

Reviving an ancient custom, Cap and 
Bells will hold an annual formal dinner this 
Friday night at the Delta Psi house at 
7.00 p. m. President Gordon T. Kay '38 
announced that there would he two guest 
speakers for the occasion. Professor Can- 
field of the Amherst Dramatics Depart- 
ment and Patrick Duggan, producer and 
play-broker from Broadway. 

This dinner was made possible through 
the financial assistance of Cap and Bells, 
recently made a non-profit making organi- 
zation. It is expected that considerable 
time will be spent in discussing the possi- 
bility of starting a dramatic department 
at Williams, with a paid instructor, similar 
to the system now in use at Amherst. 

President Kay revealed that five new 
members were elected to Cap and Bells. 
The new members are James D. Uland 
'38 John A. MacGruer, Stuart W. West- 
fall '39, E. Douglas Horning and Allan 
B. Neal, '40. 



S. Wesley McKee 



S. W. McKee Will Return 
To Direct Productions 
In the Old Opera House 



Kay Technical Head 

Nimick Assumes Position 
Of Business Manager 



Manhattan Defeats 
Light Williams Eight 

Purple Finishes Race Two 
Lengths Behind Winner 
in Three- Way Mile Row 

Manhattan College's varsity and fresh- 
men crews took first and second place 
respectively against the Williams Rowing 
Club in the three-way race on the Harlem 
River Saturday afternoon. The Purple 
was defeated for the fourth time in its four 
engagements since 1863 by two lengths 
over the mile course with the winning time 
clocked at 5:51.4. 

Outweighed by ten pounds, Williams 
was 100 yards behind after the racing start 
had dropped to a slower stroke. The 
Jaspers held their stroke to a thirty-six, 
while the Purple preferred to row a 
smoother thirty-two over the course. 
About the halfway mark, coxswain George 
Loveless called for ten leg-drives, but 
gained no advantage as the leaders also 
took up the beat slightly. 

Loveless Rated Best Coxswain 

Conditions for the race weie perfect 
except for a stretch of rough water caused 
by passing tug-boats toward the finish 
mark. The large rollers and swells caused 
some apprehension for the safety of the 
Williams eight and the freshman crew, 
and were instrumental in setting them off 
their stroke. Doug Westin, stroking his 
first race for the Purple, handled the situ- 
ation capably to bring his shell back in 
fine in short order. 

George I^oveless, coach and cox for the 
Purple, and former Olympic crew man, is 
credited with the best job of coxing in the 
race. He is well-known for his abihty to 
guide crews, and was responsible for 
many of the victories of the Penn boat 
which he coxed for three years. The 
freshman boat was timed at 5:53, while the 
Williams eight trailed with a time of 5:59. 



Yale and Army Top 
Purple Tennis Team 

Kingman Wins Singles in 
Both Matches; Netmen 
Play Jeffs Wednesday 

An underdog Williams tennis team came 
within an ace of upsetting Yale la.st Friday 
at New Haven as the fii-st three Purple 
singles playere conquered the three top Eli 
netmen, but the possibility of an upset dis- 
appeared as the other Williams singles men 
and the doubles combinations failed to 
come through. The situation reversed it- 
self on Saturday when a revised group of 
doubles combinations defeated their Army 
opponents, but only Bare Kingman won in 
the singles matches to give the cadets the 
victory, 5-4. 

The feature match of the Yale encounter 
was Al Jarvis' connuest of Howie Stephens, 
Yale's number one pla.,er, who would have 
been an easy favorite to win the New Eng- 
land intercollegiate tennis had Yale sent a 
team. Jarvis displayed his customary ac- 
curacy and winning net shots to win, 6-3, 
4-6, 6-4, while Kingman's steadiness and 
Weller's fast drives gave the Purple unit a 
three-match lead. The other singles 
players could not keep up the pace, how- 
ever, as I^ee Stetson, Chappy Gaskell, and 
Frank Caulk lost their matches in straight 
(Continued on Second Panel 



With the marked success of last sum- 
mer's venture i)roving the deciding fac- 
tor, the executive committee of the Wil- 
lianistown Summer Theatre, composed of 
undergraduates of Williams and Benning- 
ton Colleges, announced Sunday the com- 
plete formulation of its plans to present 
eight outstanding Broailway hits in the 
WiUianistown Opera House, starting on 
July 8. S. Wesley McKee, last year's 
director, will return to handle the cast, 
wliicli will present three productions of 
each play on Thursday, Fri<lay, and Sat- 
urday evenings. 

Gordon Tully Kay '38, president of Cap 
and Bells will retain his position as Pro- 
duction Manager. Kay, one of the origi- 
nators of tlie idea of a Summer Theatre, 
appeared in all eight of last season's pro- 
ductions. 

Season Tickets Prices at $15.00 
Serving as treasurer of the first Summer 
Theatre, Coleman P. Ni mick '38 will replace 
Jesse L. Boynton '38 as Business Manager 
of the organization, being in charge of the 
sale of the tickets for weekly productions. 
Season subscriptions of two seats for each 
of the eight plays are priced at $15.00, a 
minimum scaled at less than one dollar per 
seat. Sally Brownell of Bennington, de- 
signer of the set for How He Lied to her 
Husband, returns for the second successive 
year as full-time technician, while Ellis 
Sard has been appointed stage manager. 
Under the present arrangements eight 
plays have been tentatively selected for the 
1937 season. AccerU on Youth by Samson 
Raphaelson,a light comedy concerning the 
difficulties of an unmarried playwright and 
his charming secretary who loved him in 
(Continued on Third Page) 



W. B. Smith Receives 
New Research Gift 



Union Outfit Routs 
Snively's Men, 22-9 

Garnet Drive During Last 
Half Eclipses Purple's 
Brilliant Second Period 



Walter B. Smith, Orrin Sage professor 
of economics, has been awarded a grant 
not to exceed $1000.00 by the Social 
Science Research Council of New York 
City for the second consecutive year, it 
was announced today. Given so that he 
may continue work initiated last year with 
the help of the same organization, the re- 
search grant will be used by Professor 
Smith to aid in his study of the Second 
Bank of the United States and its relation 
to the financial crisis of 1837. 

Professor Smith has indicated his in- 
tention to use the money, one of fifty 
grants, for research among documents at 
Ottawa and the Library of Congress in 
Washington during the summer. The 
Williams' economics department head 
began work which originated study on this 
phase of American economic history by 
investigating archives in liOndon a year 
ago, since the policy of the Bank of Eng- 
land had a strong influence upon that of 
the bank Andrew Jackson revived in this 
country. 

Eighty-three scholars were given grants 
totaling $100,00000 and ranging from 
$500.00 to a top gift of $2500.00 by the 
Social Science Research Council, the one 
given Professor Smith being one of a group 
made "to mature students needing assist- 
ance to complete projects already under 
way." 



Williams' four goals in the first three 
minutes and forty-one seconds of the sec- 
ond quarter tied the score in the stickmen's 
encounter with Union Saturday on Cole 
Field only to have a disastrous second half 
end with the Garnet on the heavy side of a 
22-9 count. Captain Jack Smith, 1936 
All-American, caged no less than eight 
balls to lead his team to the biggest shel- 
lacking in an otherwise successful Purple 
season. 

Coming from behind 1-.6 to lead 6-5 to- 
ward the end of the second frame, it looked 
for a while as though the Purple would 
send the invaders back to Schenectady 
smarting under an unexpected defeat. 
The Garnet bombardment of the Williams 
cage in the second half, however, dispelled 
all hopes for an upset. 

Williams Rallies in Second Quarter 

Bob Meyersberg started the Williams 
rally as he took a pass from Tom Duncan 
on his way back into the game from the 
penalty box forty seconds after the opening 
of the second period. A minute later an- 
other Dvincan to Meyersberg pass went 
over the out home's head into the stick of 
Gene l>e£terts who proceeded to sink a long 
shot. 

Then Meyersberg made one of the most 
spectacular shots of the game when, stand- 
ing directly in front of the net, he allowed a 
pass to Iwunce out of his stick over the 
Union goalie's shoulder. The fourth of the 
Williams tallies in the four-minute stretch 
came when Tom Duncan, after turning 
twice in back of the cage, came around and 
whipped the ball in from the side. 
(Continued on Third Page) 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY. MAY 25, 1987 



.he Williams Record 

Published Tumday and Saturday by StudenU of WiUiams College 



Entered at Pittaneld poet office a> lecond olaei matter February 28, 1921 
Office of Publication: Eagle Printing k Binding Co., Eagle Sq., Pittafield, Maae. 



V0I.BI 



May 2S, 1937 



The Record takes pleasure in announcing that as a result of the 
second competition for the Class of 1940, Robert P. Cramer of Amherst 
and Alexander R. HoUiday of Indianapolis, Ind., have been elected to the 
Editorial Board. ** ' . ' ' ■ ■ '' 

LIFE BEGINS WITH '40 

Convenient as it might have been for us to orate to the members of 
the present Freshman Class upon their arrival in Williamstown last fall, 
drawing upon the frequently tapped wells of editorial phraseology to de- 
scribe to them the cpportunities which lay before them, it is infinitely 
more satisfying at the end of the year to present them with verbal palms 
for their achievements since September. 

The cold facts which attest to their accomplishments are, unfor- 
tunately, limited to their successes on the athletic field. However, we 
find it highly interesting from a statistical rather than from an emotional 
point of view to note that a class which was not originally considered 
exceptional has won all but one of its engagements with its traditional 
rivals from over the hill. We attach importance to these feats not from 
any "Beat Amherst" complex, but because they signify an alertness and 
competitive keenness which we like to believe springs more from de- 
termination than from sheer ability. 

In the other extra-curricular fields, the Class of 1940 has also dis- 
tinguished itself both in the numbers of participants it has contributed 
and in the quality of work they have done. In general, their competitions 
have been marked by interested and aggressive application, with the re- 
sult that the News Bureau, Cap and Bells, the Glee Club, this paper, and 
the other campus organizations have profited materially from the con- 
tributions of their freshman members. 

Quite frankly, we like it. We of the upper three classes are not so 
completely sold on our own merits that we are hesitant in giving credit 
to our successors. We have learned a few things, though, and one of them 
is that many of us were so influenced in our first college experiences by the 
then generally accepted attitude of complacency that we were all too fre- 
quently afraid to go about our business with the enthusiasm which now 
appears to be gaining in popularity. The result was that we awoke too 
late to the fact that the doors to active participation in college affairs slam 
shut with a surprisingly final bang at the end of Sophomore year. 

Because many of us made the unfortunate mistake of confusing in- 
activity with recreation, we are in a position to appreciate the new en- 
thusiasm which the Freshman Class has manifested all through the year. 
While we assured ourselves of our own great ability and waited for the 
law of averages to descend and work upon us, the freshmen are apparently 
reversing the procedure and doing a job on that disappointingly passive 
law. They have built up a remarkable momentum already, and we trust 
that they will not permit themselves to lose it. If they continue as they 
have started, we venture to predict that there will come the day when 
it may be said of the New Williams that its life began with '40. 



Varsity Nine Splits 
Tilts over Weekend 

(Continued from First Page) 

After a season of continued improve- 
ment, the Williams varsity baseball team 
will journey to Amherst Wednesday to 
make its bid for the second leg of the 
Little Three crown as they meet the un- 
predictable forces of Lloyd Jordan. 



While a first inning drive and an eighth 
inning jab gave Tufts a 4-3 win over 
Charlie Caldwell's nine, Saturday, hitting 
honors went to the Purple as the same 
form which routed B. U. the previous day 
gave the visitors eleven safeties to seven 
for the Jumbos. 

The box scores folio w : 



WILLIAMS (8) 

ab r h 
Stradley, cf 4 1 2 
Stanley, c 5 
D.Ste'ns. 2b 5 1 1 
Pat'son, 2b 
P.Sle'ns, lb 5 3 3 
Stanton, as 3 1 1 
Latvia, If 
Seay, 3b 
Bald'r, rf 
Russell, rf 
Fuchs, p 



6 1 3 

4 1 I 

4 1 



4 1 



BOSTON UNIVERSITY (0) 
poae abrhpoae 

3 Cleverley,lb3 111 
5 1 Kelley, If 3 1110 

2 3 Bader, 2b 4 12 
1 Glaser, If 3 10 

O Gibson, rl 3 110 

3 1 Saladino, ss 4 1 1 1 1 

1 Walker, c 4 19 

4 1 Chand'r, 3b3 1 1 4 1 
ODD DeOul'o, p 3 1 2 
xHnrdimnn 10 
5 



Totals 39 8 13 27 10 2 Totals 31 26 11 2 

Score by innings: 

WILLIAMS 031 400 000—8 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 000 000 000 

Two base hits — Saladino, Stradley. Tbree-base 
hit — Stanton. Stolen base— P. Stearns. Sacrifice 
hits— Stanton 2. Uft on bases — Willi«n-s (1, B. U. 
9. Base on balls — Off DeOuglielmo 1, off Fuclis 3. 
Struck out — By DeGuglielmo 8, by Fuchs 6. 
Umpires — Mullisn and Ayers. Time: 1;4S, 
X — Batted for DeGuglielmo in 9th. 



TUFTS (4) 

ab r 
Silvestri, 3b S 1 
Spath, ss 4 1 
Acerra, c 2 
Weeks, c 1 
Collier, 2b 2 1 
Tominey, rf 4 
Cole'h, lb 4 
Wood, cf 1 
Roopenian,cf2 1 
LiUia, If 2 
Huithes, p 4 
xMcOee 



h poa e 
2 13 
14 
3 
10 
15 3 
110 
Oil 
GOOD 
120 
2 

2 3 
000 



WILLIAMS (3) 
ab r h po a e 
Stradley, cf 4 I 3 3 1 
Stanley, c 4 2 
D.St'na, 2b 5 1 4 2 4 
P.St'ns, lb 5 I 1110 
Stanton, si 3 I 1 2 1 
Latvia, If 4 1 
Seay, 3b 4 2 3 4 
Fuchs, rf 2 10 
Bryant, p 10 
Hadley, p 3 10 



Totals 31 4 7 27 14 I Totals 34 3 11 24 12 2 

Score by innings: 

TUFTS 300 000 Olx— 4 

WILLIAMS 101 010 000—3 

Two-base hit — Roopenisn. Three-hnae hit — 
Seay. Stolen base — Stanley. Base on balls— Off 



Two Seniors Will Deliver 
Graves Speeches Today 

Robert S. Henderson and Norman 
L. Newhall, Jr. '37, who recently 
were awarded preliminary cash prizes 
for their Graves essays, will deliver 
them orally in competition for an 
eighty dollar prize at a special meeting 
of the faculty in Griffin Hall at 5 
p. m. today. 

Henderson will read his essay en- 
titled "The Presidential Election of 
1936 in Respect to Labor," while 
Newhall will deliver his topic, "Exit 
Democracy." Both these composi- 
tions are original work and were 
chosen from a group of eight essays 
submitted. The decision Tuesday 
will be by a faculty vote, and the 
meeting will be open to the public. 



Hadley 5, off Hughes 2. Struck out — By Hadley 4, 
by Hughes 3, by Bryant 1. Double plays — Hughes, 
Spath, and Colclough. Wild pitch — Hadley. 
Hit by pitched ball— Off Bryant (Collier), off 
Hadley (Acerra). Time: 2.05. 
X — Ran for Acerra in 7th. 



Williams Stars Score Eight 
Points in N. E. I. C. A. A. A. 

(Continued from First Page) 
As the field came into the home stretch, 
Hurwitz, of Maine, came up on the out- 
side to put Cook in a pocket. It was 
necessary for him to slow down and lose 
several strides in passing Hurwitz on the 
outside before his last desperate 60-yard 
sprint. Neither Cook's nor Moore's 
record-eclipsing times stand as official be- 
cause they were not sufficient to win the 
races. 

Moore won his preliminary heats in both 
the timber-topping events on Friday 
and led Henderson and Conley, of Rhode 
Island, in the finals of the highs until he 
hit the last two barriers. His time of 
24.1 in the lows is seven tenths of a second 
better than his best previous time of 24.8, 
which tied the College record. In the 
pole vault Dissell beat his previous record 
<rf 12 feet IJ4 inches but was unable to 
climb to 12 feet 6 inches, which was the 
winning height. 



In Celluloid 



Tuesday We have been waiting for a 
good time to air our opinion 
(which our intellectual friends will find is 
adverse) on the subject of double bills, but 
this doesn't seem to be a very propitious 
occasion, inasmuch as the iedoul)table Cal 
is ofTering Beloved Enemy and You Only 
Live Once, two of the test action-thrillers of 
the year. In the former, Ivove Conquers 
All, when Brian Aherne as a rebel, and 
Merle Oberon, on the other team, meet in 
the Irish rebellion of 1920. The work is 
good, fast melodrama with few dull mo- 
ments; it is no Informer, but then, it 
doesn't try to beat's good clean adven- 
ture and love. You Only Live Once is 
directed by the remarkable Fritz I..ang, 
who did Fury and is perhaps the best pic- 
ture of its kind ever to be produced. It is 
one of the string of prison dramas, with es- 
capes that will really curdle your blood if 
it's curdle-able, and gun-fights, and mirac- 
ulous tension built up and held, and a 
rapid pace which "suspends the disbelief" 
as Professor Licklider would say, until the 
scenarists get away with almost anything. 
It is our vote for one of the most exciting 
pictures of the year. 



Wednesday To be perfectly frank, at the 
risk of being disrespectful, 
we never cared for Will Rogers after about 
fifteen minutes of rope spinning. How- 
ever his home-spun humor is here for those 
who like it, and at any rate he did have a 
sterling character. ' 

Batailleur 



Purple Tennis Team Loses 
To Both Yale and Cadets 

(Continued from First Page) 

sets and the three Blue tandem teams came 
through. 

Kingman Lone Victor 

Captain Kingman again showed the ef- 
fectiveness of his steady playing as he con- 
quered Rollins of the Army at West Point 
on Saturday, 6-4, 6-2, but this was the only 
singles victory for the invading team. 
Missing three match points, in number one 
Jarvis joined Weller, CoUester, Gaskell, 
and Stetson in defeat. 

A revised doubles' array was responsible 
for the other WiUiams victories, as King- 
man and Gaskell won the number one 
doublce, Wollos andiQolleeter triumphed in< 
the second position, and Jarvis and Caulk 
gained the fourth Williams victory of the 
day in the third position. 

The team will be a favorite to win its 
match with a Sabrina unit at Amherst 
Wednesday, and on Friday the netmen 
will face Wesleyan on the Sage Courts, 
playing a match that was postponed by rain . 
The Amherst players registered a (5-3 vic- 
tory over Wesleyan last Saturday, and 
have scored several victories this season 
over a group of mediocre teams. 



Three No-decision Debates 
End Adelphic Union Year 

(Continued from First Page) 
the Adelphic Union members pointed out 
the "various flaws such as political cor- 
ruption, inefficiency, and lack of order." 

Next morning, during the daily chapel 
period at Elmira College, Mitchell and 
O'Sullivan spoke before 360 girls in favor 
of the question, Resolved, That woman's 
place is in the home. They followed the 
same line of argun^nt that Ludlow and 
McConnell used in their Mt. Holyoke de- 
bate, but no vote was re<3orded. 



Notices 



The second national Time current events 
test will be given in Goodrich Hall today at 
5.30 p. m. All those interested may take 
the test in competition for several prizes 
which will be awarded to the high scorers. 



Howard P. Maeder Jr. '39 and Vance F. 
McKean '40 were the only students con- 
fined to the Thompson infirmary when 
The Record went to press. 



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6.45 p. m. — The annual banquet of the 
Junior Class. The Orchards. 

8.00 p. m. — The Liberal Club presents Dr. 
Meyer Shapiro of Columbia Uni- 
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"Technology and Modem Art". 
TUESDAY, MAY 25 

6.46 p. m. — The annual banquet of the 
Sophomore Cla?s. The Orchards. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 
4.00 p. m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams 
vs. Amherst. Amherst. 
Varsity Tennis. .Williams vs. Amherst. 
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4.00 p. m.— Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 
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Toward the end of the same period 
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Yearlings Annex Little Three Baseball 
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Scoriiin three runs in tlie ninth inning on' 
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liams Freshman Ijasehall team wrung out 
an S-7 victory over the Amherst freshmen 
Saturday to annex tlie Little Three title 
and the fourth one-run decision of the sea- 
son while the 1940 tennis squad captured a 
5-4 victory to take the lead in its Little 
Tln-ee race. 

Featured by Dan Dunn, who drove in 
two runs with three of the Purple's twelve 
hits wliile going tlie route on the mound, 
tlie game was the most exciting of the sea- 
son and marks the fourth yearling victory 
in five contests with Amliei'st this year. 
Tlie tlirilling ninth inning left everyone 
except the Williams bench breathless as 
Dunn set the Sahrinas down in order in 
their half of the inning. Bill Dickerson 
ran to the backstop to gather in a foul ball 
for the final out and the coveted crown. 
Double Squeeze Nets Victory 

Both teams scored a run in the first in- 
ning but Williams took the lead in the sec- 
ond as Dunn hit a long triple to drive a 
score across the plate. The Jeffs came 
back in the third, however, to tie the score, 
increasing their lead with two runs in the 
fifth and seventh innings to hold a 7-5 
advantage going into the ninth. Pete 
Kinney, leading off for the Purple, took 
first when hit by a pitched ball, advancing 
to second as Ace Williams, Amherst hurler 
walked Miles Fox. The runners held their 
hiuses as Gillette fanned, but Dunn sent a 
run across with his third hit of the day, the 
runners advancing to second and third on the 
throw to the plate. Ted Borden then 
stepped to the box to lay down a perfect 
bunt along the third base line, both run- 
ners sliding safely across home on the 
double squeeze to complete the day's 
scoring. 

Tennis Team Wins, 5-4 

By defeating the Jeff tennis team that 
had previously blanked Wesleyan by a 9-0 
count, the Purple netmen jumped into the 
lead for Little Three honors, capturing two 
of three doubles matches after splitting 
even on singles contests. Captain Pete 
Shonk fell before Tommy Rodman, Am- 
herst pilot, in the most spectacular match 
of the afternoon, but came back to take the 
doubles nmatch with Ivor Catlin. Keller 
Pollock and Sewell Corkran took their 
matches in three sets while Kenney captured 
his contest in two, pairing with Pollock in 
the doubles to annex the deciding point in 
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team wound up its four match schedule 
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players, emerging from the obscurity into 
which the Deertield stickmen had twice 
plunged them, rode rough-shod over 
Glens Falls Academy 15-(), for their 
second victory in four starts. 

Featuring the last minute spurt of Rjvy 
Korndorfer, the Dartmouth match was the 
closest that the Purple golfers have run 
into this season, the 5-4 decision going to 
Williams as a result of two tied best-ball 
playoffs which tlie Ephmen captured on 
the nineteentli and twentieth holes 
in near-dai kness, late Friday afternoon. 
One down at the sixteenth with two to 
play, Korndorfer caiitured the next two 
holes to win his individual match, one up, 
and to tie the licst ball, annexing it on the 
twentieth hole with a long jiutt that 
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their individual matches, one up, while 
Captain Anderson, Todd, and Williamson 
lost to the Big Green, 3 and 1, 3 and 1, and 
one up, respectively. 

Continuing in their stride, the golfers 
had no trouble with a weak Nichols Junior 
College team Saturday, sweeping both 
individual and best-ball matches to win 
6-0. 

The yearling lacrosse team, which has 
been potentially strong all spring, found 
itself for the first time on Saturday when 
it smothered Glens Falls under a barrage 
of fifteen goals while allowing them only 
six. The Purple captured the lead at the 
start and was never threatened thereafter. 
Pott«r and Bottrdman were outstanding 
for Williams with seven and six goals, 
respectively. 

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I Years Ago | 



3 YEARS AGO— Liberal Club dis- 
tributes peace petition 
addressed to U. S. President in national 
anti-war drive. . . . Bauer '34 high scorer of 
season in track, leading with 60 points 
garnered in four meets. . . Ebeling '34 
plays Shylock role in Cap & Bells produc- 
tion of "The Merchant of Venice" 

Lamberton breaks Williams record in shot 
put at I. C. 4-A meet, gaining sixth place. 



7 YEARS AGO— Tennis team blanks 
Hamilton and M.I.T., 
two more meets bringing total of victories 
to 64 out of 67 matches played. . . . Des- 
loge pitches four-hit game for Yearlings as 
Albany is defeated 7-5. . . . Varsity nine 
turns back Union team 8-7 as Rose leads 
hitting. . . . Gilbert, Kazan, and Newhall 
'30 gain places in finals for Graves Prizes. 

15 YEARS AGO— Puri)le places fifth in 

intercollegiates, Dodge 

taking first in 220 and Miller seconds in 

century and 220 sprints Captain Secor 

and Ward star in victory of golf quartet 
over II. of P. 8-1. . . . Stowers elected to 
head track team for, 1923, while Fascc is 
chosen captain of crOss country. . . . Me- 
morial Day triple wins over Amherst in 
tennis, golf, and ba.soball clinch Trophy of 
Trophies for t bird successive year. 

27 YEARS AGO— Ustcr '11, luilder of 
college quarter-mile record, chosen to lead 
1911 team, while Field '12 is voted as.st. 
manager. . . . Capt. Templeton strikes out 
12 men, yields five hits, and knocks home 
mn in shut out overt Dartmouth 6-0. .. . 
Hey wood '11 choscrj president of Cap <C- 
Bells. . . . Shearman '11 crew member of 
balhmn Cleveland on record trip from 
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The Williams Record 



VOL. LI 




MAY 29 1931 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY. MAY 29, 1937 



No. 17 



Yearly Gargoyle 
Ceremonies to 
Cap Weekend 

Award of Grosvenor Cup, 
Interclass Song Fest 
Will Precede Tapping 

Nine Faces Amherst 

Memorial Day Festivities 
Include 1940 Contests 



(inr'Koylc tappinUi the award of the 
(;i(isv(^ii<)r cup, and the annual interclass 
gciiiK contest will climax the Memorial Day 
pniKiam which will include a Little Three 
title encounter between the Purple and 
JelT golfers and a return engagement of the 
Williiiiiis and Amherst baseball teams in 
wliicli the Ephmen will be seeking revenge 
f<ir ilicir 2-1 defeat at the hands of the 
Siilirinas on Wednesday. Three Fresh- 
man teams will also go into action with the 
Ycaihiig nine, netmen, and lacrosse players 
concluding their seasons against Brooklyn 
Pdiv Prep. 

Afternoon events begin with the dia- 
iiuind encounter between Coach Caldwell's 
ohaTucs and Captain Benny Meyers' men 
wliicli is scheduled to commence at 2.00 
p. TM. Attention will then turn to the Lab 
CiiMipus where each class will sing in turn 
on the steps of Jesup Hall in contests both 
for the best singing and the best song. 
The Class of 1930 were judged the best 
vocalists last year while the Class of 1939 
won honors for its song. 

following the musical program will 
conic the award of the Grosvenor Cup, 
made each year by the Senior Undergrad- 
uate Council in memory of Allan Livings- 
stun (irosvenor '31 to that junior "who 
licHt exemplifies the traditions of Wil- 
liams." Last year Edward L. Stanley 
received the honor. Then the juniors, 
headed by their president, Myron A. 
Tennev, will march in single file to take 
their .scats pn the fence while they and the 
a.sKenibled multitude of parents, alumni, 
and guests wait for the black-robed Gar- 
cciyles to file out of Jesup Hall and pick 
wlicirn they consider the outstanding men 
cif the .lunior class. 



Boys' Club and Students 
Hold Big Brother Feast 

With 140 Williams Big Brothers and 
excited youths from the town present, the 
Williams Christian Association held its 
annual Big Brother banquet Thursday eve- 
iiiuK at the Walter G. Mitchell school. 
Leland G. Means, Jr., '39, chairman of the 
Hnys' Club, acted as toastmaster for the 
evening, calling on representative college 
students and meml)ers of the club to speak. 
(Oontlnurd o.-^ Third Page) 



Eleven from '37-'38 
Named Instructors 



From a list of forty-one candidates for 
pnsitions as public speaking instructors in 
'lie 1937-38 season Professor Albert H. 
Lieklidcr has announced eleven appoint- 
ments after conferences with a special 
faculty committee. The appointees, as 
confirmed by President Dennett, include 
four representatives from the Junior and 
seven from the Sophomore class. 

Of these eleven, chosen from the largest 
niniiher of applicants in the ten years since 
Undergraduates have taken charge of 
pulilic speaking instruction, one will be 
IhI<t chosen to serve in a reserve capacity 
"I'l will not perform regular duty. At 
"iidycais the five most successful in- 
stnictora, regardless of class, will be se- 
lected to direct the larger second semester 
actions. 

At present, according to Professor Lick- 
'i'lpr, definite plans for the coming season 
have not yet been completed, but will be 
announced soon. The foUowing men 
have lH!en appointed; Talcott B. Clapp, 
Ki'ith F. McKean, H. Vincent E. Mitchell, 
JII, John H. Stewart, '38, and James M. 
™irns, Richard E. Fuller, David F. Ran- 
«'m, John E. Sawyer, Robert, S. Schultz, 
Spencer V. Silverthome, Jr., and Tom 
K. Smith, Jr. '39. 



Butcher, Wolfe '38 Edged 
By Altman in ^Time' Test 

W. W. Keen Butcher and Marshall 
J. Wolfe '38 emerged from the Titne 
magazine current events contest 
Tuesday tied for first place among 
the student body with 98 correct 
answer out of a po.ssil)le 105, while 
Orven R. .Mtman, ussistant [jrofessor 
in political science, topjjcd both the 
faculty and the undergraduates with a 
.score of 99. 

Wolfe, luitional high-scorer In the 
last current events contest, dropixsd 
down three points to lose his former 
unquestioned campus su|wriority. 



Wolfe Bests Faculty in 
His Classical Knowledge 

Maishall J. Wolfe '38, Time current 
events contest high scorer, showe<l 
his prowess in the field of cla.sKical 
literature when he be.sted faculty 
members in an oral "cla.ssical identi- 
fication bee" held Wednesday after- 
noon in the home of John V. Fine, 
assistant professor of Greek and I-atin, 
under the auspices of the Cla.ssical 
Club as its final function of the year. 
Earlier John York '38, was selected to 
succeed Edward L. Vogt '37, as leader 
of the organization during the coming 
year while G. Hayward Reid '40, was 
chttsen secretary-treasurer. 

The questions, presented inform- 
ally by Professor Fine and claimed by 
some to resemble oral Ph.D. exami- 
nations, were based on classical 
studies. George M. Harper, pro- 
fessor of Greek and Latin, carried off 
honors in a preceding quiz. 



Schapiro Shows 
Machine Art Is 
Fascist Nucleus 

Futurism Arose in Italy 
in 1900's Because the 
Revolution in Industry 
Came Then, He States 



"As soon as Fascism began to back 
stability and the revival of Roman tiadi- 
tions it had to cast off the futurists, who 
formed its intellectual nucleus in 1919 to 
1922," declared Professor Meyer Schapiro 
of Columbia University in his discussion of 
"Modem Art and Technology" before the 
Liberal Club Monday evening in the 
Thompson Physical Laboratory. 

The futurist school of art arose in Italy 
during the early part of the twentieth cen- 
tury rather than in some other country. 
Professor Schapiro explained, because that 
nation became industrialized later than the 
rest of the world. This force, conflicting 
with the necessity of maintaining tradition, 
"since tourists came to Italy because it was 
old," he said, fostered futurism, or the type 
of painting that is done in terms of the 
machine. 

Wanted Museums Closed 

The men interested in this work pro- 
vided the intellectual background for 
Fascism, only to be forgotten in the twen- 
ties, the Columbia professor asserted. 
"During the hvst five years they have been 
called back to depict the heroism of 
destruction, in pictures of such things as 
smoke rising from a burning village, under 
the name of 'aviational art'," he said. 

This school of art early gave itself the 
name of futurism, the speaker told his 
audience of seventy-five people, since it 
wished to be distinguished from anything 
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Squash Courts Structure 
To Be Opened in October 



Newhall *3 7 Wins Graves 
Prize of $80 for Essay 

Norman L. Newhall's oral presentation 
of his origiiml Graves Prize essay, "Exit 
Democracy," won for him the final award 
of eighty dollars as he met in competition 
with his classmate Robert S. Henderson '37 
on Tuesday afternoon at a special meeting 
in the Faculty Club. Previously he and 
Henderson had been given preliminary 
twenty dollar prizes after their papers were 
selected from a group of eight by a special 
faculty committee. 

The winner was picked by vote of the 
faculty representation present. Hender- 
son's essay was entitled "The Presidential 
Election of 1936: Its Significance and its 
Dangers in Respect to Labor." 

Newhall has taken an active interest in 
debating at College and has .served as 
public speaking instructor for two years 
as well as filled the position of vice presi- 
dent of the Adelphic Union and president 
of the Liberal Club. 



W. G. Hayward '39 Chosen 
Junior Adviser Chairman 



William G. Hayward '39, of Westtown, 
Pa., was elected chairman of the 1939 
Junior Advisers at an informal meeting 
of that body at Dr. Dennett's home Mon- 
day evening. Succeeding F. Turner Blake 
'38 in this office, Hayward's chief duty will 
be to coordinate the advisers by being in 
charge of various meetings, selecting fac- 
ulty advisers for the different entries, and 
sending lists of incoming freshmen to the 
thirty-one advisers for next year. 
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$150,000 Project Will Be 
Started Next Week by 
Contractor D. W. Deans 



Plans Are Complete 

Three Donors to Add to 
Joint Gift by $50,000 

After months of waiting, work will start 
on the new $150,000 squash court building, 
the gift of trustees Clark Williams '93, 
John P. Wilson '00, and Quincy Bent '01 , 
some time next week according to a state- 
ment from Charles D. Makept-ace '(X), 
treasurer of the College, who declared 
that as soon as the construction contract 
arrived from New York where it is IxMng 
j)rinted, it would be signed by the College 
and David M. Deans of Williamstown, 
whose bid for the job has been accepted 
from the six submitted. 

According to the terms of the contract, 
now on its way to Williamstown, the 
courts are to be completed 150 days after 
the date of signing which means that next 
October, probably during the week of the 
twenty-fifth, Williams men will first be 
able to step on the fifteen courts, fourteen 
singles and one doubles, which are to \ye 
included in the new building. Final esti- 
mates of the building's cost cannot be 
made at this time because all the con- 
struction details have not yet been settled. 
Three Courts for Tournaments 

Nine courts, including the doubles 
court, will be located on the first floor of 
the new structure while six will be built on 
the second. Two singles and one doubles 
arena are to be placed in a wing jutting 
toward Spring Street, and these will be 
backed by large galleries to make them 
suitable for tournament play. All the 
courts will have observation phitforms, 
however. 

Slightly lower than the gynmasium, the 
building will be faced with grey brick and 
trimmed with the same grey limestone 
which faces the gymnasium and which will 
be quarried on Anthony Bullock's estate, 
one mile south of Williamstown. .Al- 
though it will be separated from the main 
building by the width of the present 
valve house, it will be connected with the 
gymnasium by a tunnel which will connect 
with the present passageway, and which 
will run the length of the new building for 
use by athletes going to Weston Field. 
Specialist Will Build Them 

To be built of maple with a metal tell- 
tale eighteen inches high running along 
the front wall just above the maple- 
covered concrete floor, the courts them- 
(Contlnued on Second Page) 



Henneberry Gives $100 
Each Month as Special 
Aid to Scholarship Men 

Through the generosity of Mr. George 
F. Henneberry of Chicago, father of the 
late Robert P. Henneberry '39, $100.00 is 
sent monthly to the College for use in the 
president's private fund for Williams 
students, it was announced Thursday by 
Dr. Tyler Dennett. 

The money received from Mr. Henne- 
berry is sent without any stipulation con- 
cerning its use, the president explained. 
At the present time it is lieing employed 
to help several students on scholarship 
who might be forced to leave College 
without this additional aid. The Chicago 
benefactor is also paying for the tuition of 
another scholarship man, in addition to 
his monthly gifts, it was learned. 

As a result of a recent faculty meeting, 
the appointment of Acting Dean Nathan 
C. Starr as chairman of the Committee on 
Faculty Ijcctures to replace Dr. Paul Bird- 
sail, was made. Professors ,L Fitch King 
and Richard A. Newhall remain on the 
committee, and will serve with Dr. Starr. 



'37 Tax Due Before Exams 

Tickets of admission to graduation 
exercises will be issued only upon payment 
of the class tax before final examinations 
begin. Report to Jesup Hall at 12.40. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1937 



The Williams Record 

Published Tue«(iay Riul Suturday by Students of Williaina College 



Entered at Pittsneld post otBoe as second class matter February 28, 1921 
Office of Publication: Eagle Printing & Binding Co., Eaizle Sq., Pittsfield, Mass. 



Vol.BI 



May 28, 1937 



Since Monday, May 31, is a legal holiday, THE RECORD will not 
appear until Tuesday evening, June 1. 



As 11 result of the recently concluded Sophomore competition, 
The Recoku announces that James M. Burns of Burlington and Philip 
11. Peters, Jr., of Lancaster, Ohio, have been selected to compete for the 
positions of editor in chief and senior associate editor of the 1939 board 
while Anthony M. Menkel, Jr., of Ogdensbuig, N. Y., and David F. 
Ransom of Lockport, N. Y., have been chosen to compete for the positions 
of managing editor and assignment editor of that board, and that the 
four, together with Woodward B. Norton of New York City, have been 
named associate editors until their boartl takes office. Norton has been 
picked as sports editor for the 1939 board. 



ABOVE THE BELT 

He who undertakes to criticize the athletic situation in tlie College 
at such a time as the present, when the teams are not winning as regu- 
larly as was the case a year or so ago, is likely to be censured for hitting 
when his victim is down. But we do not admit that Williams athletics 
are out on their feet in any sense, chiefly because we do not measure suc- 
cess solely by the traditional yardstick of the record book. It matters not 
a bit to us whether Williams teams win a single contest all year, so long as 
their spirit proves to be consistent with the best interests of the College. 
Hence \ye do not feel that we are striking below the belt when we attack 
not the accomplishments of Williams teams but the spirit of certain indi- 
viduals connected with them. 

Dr. Dennett recently held a meeting of all coaches and sports cap- 
tains for the purpose of discussing College athletic problems in general. 
One of tlie chief developments of this gathering proved to be the fairly 
unanimous opinion on the part of the coaches that they could not cope 
with a widespread violation of training rules on the part of their players. 
One speaker tlisclosed the information that his team was forced to go on a 
trip witliout the services of two of its regular, starting players for the 
reason that those students preferred to stay in Williamstown to enjoy the 
social activities of house party weekend. Still another speaker told the 
gathering that he had been unable to prevent some of his more valuable 
performers from breaking the rules he had laid down at the outset of the 
season. The undesirability of such conditions speaks for itself. 

Now, the natural reaction to this sort of information would be to 
blame the coaches for the shortcomings of their players, and to urge them 
to drop the offending individuals from their squads. But it is not as easy 
as that. The position of the small-college coach is notoriously weak. 
For the most part, his contract is only renewed for one year at a time, with 
renewal resting to a large extent upon the success of his teams for the 
previous year. Not having competitors three deep in every position, he 
is forced to make the most of what few men he has, and in a great many 
cases, he dares not resort to disciplinary measures because the rule- 
breakers are frequently among his most valuable players. It is obvious, 
then, that under the present system of annual contracts, the coach is to a 
large extent at the mercy of his men, who can force him to sacrifice his 
standards of discipline and his desire for team morale to the more im- 
mediate necessity of winning games. 

It would most certainly help the situation if the coaches in all sports 
were engaged for a minimum of two years. B}' this means they would be 
sufficiently assured of their positions to enforce without fear such disci- 
plinary measures as would make for a satisfactory athletic morale — at 
whatever cost to the actual successes of the teams, for it is in our opinion 
far more desirable that the College have losing teams with the proper 
spirit than winning teams shot with rule-breakers. 

But this is at best a poor solution to the problem, for it is only de- 
signed to accomplish by force those things which should be achieved by the 
students themselves. We should far rather see the players responsible to 
themselves for their own conduct than to a staff of coaches who wield the 
proverbial big stick. 

Fundamentally, the problem is one of individual standards. W'e no 
longer subscribe to the ideals of a past generation which died for dear old 
Rutgers in wild demonstrations of mass enthusiasm. Such things are so 
passe that they are laughable. We do not even choose to stand on the 
belief that a man owes anything to the college or social group to which he 
happens to belong. But the individual's obligation to himself is ines- 
capable. 

The gradual withdrawal of the College administration from the field 
of undergraduate discipline has left the individual no freer than he ever 
was. On the contrary, it has placed in his own willing but often inex- 
perienced hands the responsibility for his own actions. It would be a sad 
commentary upon the character of the modern undergraduate if the load 
proved too great. 



Squash Courts Will 
Be Built by October 

(ConUnued Irom First Page) 
selves will be constructed by a specialist 
under Deans. Tlie singles courts are to be 
thirty-two feet long, eigliteen and one- 
half feet wide, and eighteen feet high; the 
doubles will be forty-five feet long, twenty- 
five feet wide, and eighteen feet wide. 

In addition to the tunnel from the gym 
and its exit towards Weston Field, the 
squasli building will have an entrance on 
Spring Street to which a sidewalk will l>e 
built. Before actual construction can 
begin, the hill on which rest Goodrich 
and I^wrence Halls will have to be dug 
Bway for twenty or thirty feet while, as 
described in a previous issue of The 
Record, Bemie's, the Co-op, and Dan- 
aher's will be razed to make room for the 



projection toward Sjiring Street. Sur- 
mounting tlie structure will be a cupola, 
both for ventilation and for artistic har- 
mony with the existing exercise building. 
For three months Mr. Makeiieaee has 
been working with William F. Lamb '04 of 
Slirevc, Ijamb, and Harmon who designed 
the building together with Dr. Edwin A. 
Locke, director of health and athletics, to 
complete and jierfect the plans which 
have been approved by Craiks and Fergu- 
son, consulting architects. The courts 
themselves are expected to cost between 
$25,000 and $30,000 while some of the 
total gift will be used for insurance, etc. 
If the land on which the building now oc- 
cupied by C. G. Smith and George Rud- 
nick should lie vacated, and if the College 
should acquire enough money, another 
wing is to be added to the gymnasium 
which will run to the Spring Street side- 
walk. 



Fernandez of N.Y.U. to 
Speak Monday Night on 
The Situation in Spain 

"The Truth About Spain" will \k the 
s«l)jc(^t of I'edio Villa Fernandez' lecture 
ill Jesup Hall Tuesday evening, the Liberal 
Club's lust speaker for this year. An ac- 
tive supporter of the Siiunish loyalists' 
cause, Professor Fernandez has argued for 
the left goveiiiineiit in many speeches in 
the metropolitan area during the months 
revolt has been raging. 

For tell years he has heeii a ineniher of 
the Sjiaiiish department of New York 
University, supplementing his work there 
with lectures for such oigaiiizations as the 
Spanish consulate and the New York 
University public; lecture service. Re- 
cently his activities have included speak- 
ing for the American Friends of Spanish 
Democracy and the North American 
Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy in 
efforts to gather money and supplies to 
send to Spain. 

The works of such authors as Pio Bar- 
oja, Dr. Meraiioii, and Ortegay Oasset 
have been translated into English by 
Professor Fernandez in conjunction with 
his study of the Spanish language and 
iterature. He has also prepared an Eng- 
lish version of the Spanish constitution 
and supplementary laws for the use of 
students of Spanish politics. 



W. G. Hay ward '39 Chosen 
Junior Adviser Chairman 

(Continued from First Page) 
Hayward pi'epared for Williams at 
Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, Pa., 
where he was promiiu^iit as manager of 
both hockey and baseball and since com- 
ing to College last fall has distinguished 
himself as a member of the yearling wrest- 
ling and baseball teams. He placed 
second in the varsity football managerial 
competition this fall, is a member of the 
1939 Gulielmennan editorial board, and 
wrestled on Ed Bullock's 1937 outfit. He 
is affiliated with the Zeta Psi fraternity 



Notices 



1937-38 Scholarships All applications 
for scliolarslii])s 
for next year from members of the Classes 
of 1938, 1939, and 1940jiiiustbein the hands 
of the secretary of^the committee on 
scholarships, Mr. Albert V. Osterhout, 5 
Hopkins Hall, not later than .June 1. 



President's Reception — President and 
Mrs. Dennett will 
be at home Sunday afternoon from four to 
six o'clock to the iiienibers of the faculty 
and their wives and to the alumni and 
their wives. 



Memorial Day— There will be no classes 
held in any course on 
Mondav, Mav 31. 



Work Warning — All i^tudents who are do- 
ing outside work or make- 
up tests for any regular course are re- 
minded that by a college rule they must 
complete these by next Wednesday. Ex- 
ceptions to this rule are allowed only when 
permission is obtained from the Deans' 
Office. 



Chapel Service— Members of the class of 
1937 are urged to attend 
the last Sunday chapel exercise of the year, 
taking part in the traditional step singing 
following the service. 



Parking — Undergraduates are reminded 
M0Wt that all driving and parking on 
the grass is strictly forbidden at all times. 
This also applies to the Lsib campus in 
front of .Jesup Hall. 

The Undergraduate Council 



CALENDAR 



SATURDAY, MAY 29 
2.00 p. m.— Tennis. Williams vs. Trin- 
ity. Sage Courts. 
2.30 p. m. — Baseball. Williams vs. 

Trinity. Weston Field. 
4.30 p. 111. — Lacrosse. Williams varsity 
vs. Williams alumni. Cole Field. 
SUNDAY, MAY 30 
10.30 a. m.— Rev. Hugh Black, D.D., 
Union Theological Seminary, New 
York, N. Y., will preach. Thompson 
Memorial Chajiel. 

MONDAY, MAY 31 
9.00 a. m.— Golf. Williams vs. Amherst. 

Taconic course. 
10.30 a. m.^Freshman baseball. Wil- 
liams vs. Brooklyn Poly. Cole Field. 
Freshman tennis. Williams vs. Brook- 
lyn Poly. Sage Courts. 
Freshman lacrosse. Williams vs. Brook- 
lyn Poly. Cole Field. 
2.00 p. m.— Baseball. Williams vs. Am- 
herst. Weston Field. : 



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crews is anticipated. Doun Westin will 
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Kill RollinK, .lohnny ,lay, and Kelso Davis 
will form 1 he powerful nucleus at the center 
of (he hoat. Ma.\ Uerkini^, Bill Everdcll, 
and Hiisil Knautli eomplete the (lire* how 
posilions. 

Police Threaten Oarsmen 

I'raelicc has lieen hampered recently by 
the ntlilude which the owner of the Blue 
.\nclior (Mull has adojited eoncerninn the 
storage of the shells there, inasiiiucli as his 
siininier resort season is lieKinninn to 
boom. With threats of police, and at- 
tempts to coerce the oarsmen into remov- 
ing (he shells, he has made conditions 
so (liHicult (lia( (he boals will be s(ored in 
the Katon I'aper Company warehouse in 
I'ittslield until next spring. 

(!o-captaiii .lolin .lay expressed the hope 

that by next year ( ukIi money could \>e 

raised to build ii small boa( house. If the 
oarsmen will not be welcome on l\jiitoi).suc 
for another season. Jay stated that Lake 
Onota, on the other side of Fi((slield, 
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Lawrence Art Museum 
Displays Architectural 
Studies by Williams '15 

Now on view in Lawrence Art Museum 
is a collection of architectural drawings, 
Wat ei colors, oils, and jiencil sketches by 
bessing Whitford Williams '\!>, well known 
New York architei't. A laiKc part of the 
exhibit is devoted to views of famous 
buildings from many countries done in 
watercolors, as work in this medium is 
Mr. Williams' hobby. 

Of spectial interest is the original study 
for the facade of the library of the Uni- 
versity of Louvain executed by Mr. Wil- 
liams while supervising the construction of 
(he building for the (inn of Whitney and 
Wetmore. This picture was later sub- 
mitted to Cardinal Mercier, Belgium's 
great war-time cardinal, for his approval. 



Butcher '38 Will Attend 
Sum-mer Institute Here 



W. W. Keen Butcher '38 lias been se- 
lected by the Undergraduate Council to 
represent the College at the 1937 Williams- 
town Institute of Human Relations 
scheduled to take place from August 29 
(hroiigh Seplember 3 at Williamstowii. 

Oiven under the auspices of the Na- 
ional Conference of ,Iews and Christians, 
the (heme of this year's session will be 
"Public Opinion in a Democracy," of which 
the following is said in the preliminary 
announcement: "This institute on the 
Williams College campus will be edu- 
cational in the sense of teaching how to 
think about public opinion, and not 
propagandist, what to think." 



Boys' Club and Students 
Hold Big Brother Banquet 

(Continued from First Page) 
William I.. Collens '3S, president of the 
W. C. A., welcomed the guests while Field- 
ing .Simmons '3S, captain of (he I93IS f(io(- 
ball team, s|xike on a(hle(ic participation 
anil stressed gootl sportsmanship as a 
requisite for succh'ss in sports. For tlie 
Boys' Club Joseph H. Walden, non-under- 
graduate supervisor of the organization as 
its physical instructor; and John Little, a 
member of the group, talked about the 
work of the organization and expressed 
their thanks for tfie aid and cooperation of 
Williams students. 

Sport awards were also made, and each 
boy who attained an honor stood up and 
proudly received an ovation from the gath- 
ering. The Glee Club quartet of Edward 
Ii. V'ogt '37, C. Boru Newman and A. 
Ward West '38, and Winship A. Todd '40 
entertained the gathering with several 
songs. 

Meyer Schapiro Speaks on 
History of Meehanical Art 

(Continued Irom First Page) 
having to do with tradition and the past. 
To drive home this point, he continued, the 
futurists started agitation to have all 
Italian museums closed for the next 
twenty years. 

Using slides to illustrate his various 
statements, Professor Schapiro declared 
that since these men considered the ma- 
chine the most important force in modern 
life they began to take industrial products 
as their standards of color and shayie. 
Such an idea of art did not arise, he pointed 
out, in industrialized Europe and America 
where machines have been in use for two 
hundred years. 

Cubism, which has recently developed in 
France, has taken this same attitude, how- 
ever, according to the lecturer, in dealing 
with elementary geometric units, all of 
which are modeled on parts of a machine. 
Similarly, the conatructivists in Russia, he 
said, consider themselves the poets of 
technology, "dancing the practical life" as 
they depict the dialectical process of his- 
tory. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATUUDAY, MAY 29, 1987 



Purple Nine Out for Revenge on Invading Sabrinas 



Two-Run Spurt 
Gives Amherst 
Ball Victory, 2-1 

Error, Triple, Sacrifice in 
Ninth Shade Fuchs for 
Michell on Pratt Field 



Stanley Scores One 

Trinity Here Today, Lord 
Jeifs on Memorial Day 

By Woodward B. Norton '39 

Lady Luck and the Pratt Field jinx 
walked hand in hand through Captain 
Shanty Fiich's air-tight pitching perform- 
ance last Wednesday to break up one of the 
greatest duels of the long Amherst-Wil- 
liams series in tlie last of the ninth inning, 
2-1. One hit scored two runs in an eleventh 
hour Lord Jeff rally and saved a 4-hit 
game for Bill Michell, partner in the bril 
liant battle which passed through eight 
scoreless frames before the exciting and 
fateful ninth. 

Sabrina's big right hander, with a two- 
hit shut-out in the palm of his hand, 
opened the historic inning by personally 
throwing out Bill Stradley on an easy 
hopper, but Eddie Stanley caught a fast 
pitch and drove it far over Bill Wheeler's 
head into deep left center for two bases, 
When Doug Stearns dropped a Texas 
Leaguer single just out of reach of Howie 
Balme's outstretched glove, there were 
men on first and third with one out and 
Williams' leading hitter, the dependable 
Phil Stearns, at bat. 

Stanley Nearly Gets Nipped 

It was a minute packed with drama, and 
things happened fast. Stanley was off 
with MicheU's motion in an attempt to 
score on the same play that had tricked 
Wesleyan, but Phil got under a high pitch 
and lifted it back of the plate where Til 
West gathered it in and wheeled to double 
the retreating Stanley off third. The 
thrSw was wild, bouncing off Eddie's 
shoulder into left field, the speedy back- 
stop scoring what appeared to be the win- 
ning run on the error. 

When Fuchs fanned Tom Kennedy to 
open the home half of the ninth, everyone 
present saw the field through Purple 
glasses, and some 1,000 paid admissions 
began reaching for hats and coats. Umpire 
Kenny lit the fuse a moment later, how- 
ever, when he ruled that Phil Stearns' foot 
had been drawn off the bag as he fielded 
Hank Stanton's low throw on Jack Joy's 
roller to short. 

Goodell Hoists Long Fly 

After driving a long foul down the third 
base line, George Goodell swung late on an 
outside pitch and hoisted a tremendous fly 
which Mike Latvis dug out of the lilacs 
across the track in right field and held to 
three bases. Before the hilarity had had a 
chance to subside, Swede Clark had sacri- 
ficed the winning run home on a squeeze 

play- 
Behind two lightning double plays, 
Michell had an edge on Fuchs during the 
earlier innings, but in the eighth the hard- 
working Shanty turned in one of the pret- 
tiest bits of hurling of the season. Wheeler 
and West were on second and third with 
Captain Benny Meyers at bat, when 
Coach Charlie Caldwell ordered the dan- 
gerous second sacker passed to force the 
play at any base. Fuchs worked the count 
to 2 and 2 on Balme, and then forced the 
shortstop sensation to hoist to Stradley in 
center. Only once before the eighth did a 
man reach third base, Wheeler turning the 
trick in the firBt inning on a single, a stolen 
base, and Stanton's error. 

Williams will have a heavy schedule 
over the weekend. The Ephmen enter- 
tain one of the strongest teams in the New 
England circuit when they phiy host to 
Trinity today, and following a day of rest 
on Sunday, will re-engage the Lord Jeffa 
Monday, this time on Weston Field. 

The Blue and Gold numbers Wesleyan 
among its victims, and should provide an- 
other hair-raiser for the climbing Purple 
nine. Interest is already centered, how- 
ever, in the holiday contest with Amherst, 
which fans hope will bring Michell and 
Fuchs again face to face. It was just a 
year ago that Shanty hit his record home 



Benny Meyers, Jeff Captain 



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Star second baseman who seeks another 
triumph Monday 



run on the local lot to aid in his six-hit, 
10-3 triumph over the Sabrina. 



Eddie Stanley's double in the ninth, the 
longest hit of the game, cleared Wheeler's 
head by ten feet and on a dry field would 
have been a certain home run. 



Blake Is Elected to 
Lead 1938 Stickmen 



Was Center on 1937 Unit 
Which Will Face Alumni 
in Cole Field Encounter 



In losing his second Pratt Field decision 
to Michell by one run, Fuchs left seven 
Amherst runners stranded, struck out four, 
and passed only two, one intentionally. 



Pivot man in two double plays, Howie 
Balme had a busy afternoon with ten 
assists which he handled flawlessly. 
Goodell, in right field, did not have a 
single chance. 

The summary: 

WILLIAMS (1) AMHERST (2) 

ab r h po 
Stradley, of 4 5 O 
Stanley, c 4 114 10 
D.Ste'ns, 2b 3 1 2 1 



P.St'na, lb 
Stanton,8s 
Seay, 3b 
Durrell, H 
Latvis, rf 
Fuchs, p 



4 8 1 1 
4 2 4 2 1 
2 3 



Wheeler, It 
West, c 
Meyers, 2b 
Balme, m 
Ken'dy, lb 
Joys, cf 



3 1 0|Oocxlell, rf 4 



3 10 
3 4 1 



Clark, 3b 2 

Mers'u, 3b 1 

Michell, p 3 

Epple, (a) 



ab r h po a e 
4 2 10 
2 5 2 1 
3 2 
010 
116 1 
3 
110 
11 
10 
4 
10 



Totals 30 1 4 25»12 3 Totals 31 2 6 27 20 3 

(a) ran for Joys in ninth 

(♦) one out when winning run was scored 

Score by innings: 

WILLIAMS 00000000 1—1 

AMHERST 0000000 2 — 2 

Runs batted in — Goodell, Mersereau. Three- 
base hit — Joys. Two-base hits — .Stanton, Stanley. 
Sacrihce hits — Kennedy, Clark. Stolen bases — 
Wheeler, Seay. Double plays — Balme to Meyers, 
to Kennedy (2), Left on bases — Williams 4, Am- 
herst 7. Bases on balls— Off Michell (1), Fuchs 
(2). Struck out— By Michell (S), Fuchs (4). Hit 
by pitcher— Seay (Michell). Umpires — DriseoU 
and Kenney. Time: 2:03. 



By David F. Ransom '39 

F, Turner Blake of Worcester was 
elected Tuesday afternoon to captain the 
1938 lacrosse team, I'ntil injured just be- 
fore the Union game, he was a fixture at 
center in the midfield of the successful 
1937 Purple outfit which is scheduled to 
play a post-season game with an alumni 
aggregation today on Cole Field at 4.30 
p. ni. 

Such well known figures in Williams 
lacrosse history as Wally Potts, captain 
and goalie of the 1SJ36 unit, besides Corny 
Hays, point, Maurie Creem, second de- 
fense, and Wally Boyce, in home on the 
same outfit, are expected to return to 
Williamstown for the encounter. 

From the 1935 team Dud Dunlop, 
defense. Bill Egbert, center, and Reeves 
Morrison, out home, will probably be on 
hand while Dave Durant and Dick Wat- 
son, former defense men, may represent 
the 1934 squad. Unless more alumni play 
than are now counted on, however, Coach 
Whoops Snively will use several out- 
standing freshmen and one or two seniors 
from the present varsity to bolster the 
alumni outfit. 

1937 Stickmen Win Three 

Led by Captain Tommy Green, the 1937 
squad turned in three wins in five starts 
to better the record of any season in 
the eleven years the sport has been offi- 
cially recognized at Williams. The inno- 
vation of a spring trip to Swarthmore 
during the Easter vacation enabled the 
Purple to go to work on ground balls ear- 
lier than before and was largely responsible 
for later victories. 

Defeated 11-3 and 9-4 by Swarthmore 
and Penn in the pre-season encounters, the 
team came back to Williamstown to roll up 
the laigest score in Purple history, taking 
I.afayette, 14-4, April 24. The following 
weekend the stickmen displayed more of 
the same kind of play to take over Tufts, 
7-4, and M. I. T., 8-3, on Friday and Sat- 
urday. 

On May 7 Newr Hampshire invaded 
Cole Field and proceeded to outplay the 
home team to a close 7-6 victory, although 
they had to stall through the last minutes 
of the fourth quarter. Two weeks later 
Captain Jack Smith, 1936 All American, 
and his Union ten swamped Snively's 



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Varsity Vanquishes 
1940 Golfers, 10;.21 

Ui>setting all the pre-match betting, the 
Williams varsity golf team easily con- 
quered the undefeated yearling squad 
I0H-2M in ft" informal contest featuring 
four foursomes and one singles on the 
Taconic links Thursday afternoon. Next 
Monday the home six will have a chance 
to annex the Little Three Title here by de- 
feating an Amherst oufit, which bowed to 
Wesleyan, 6-3. 

Bobbie Jones again led the varsity to 
victory by turning in a 77 to defeat Butch 
Schriber one up, while his teammate Al 
Freeman nosed out Johnny Kerr by the 
same margin. Another upset was the 
trouncing of Andy Anderson, number one 
for the 1940 outfit, by Frank Caulk 2 and 
1, while Ray Korndorfer had little trouble 
in swamping Bro Evans 5 and 4 both being 
nine hole matches. 

Earlier in the afternoon. Captain Jeff 
Young and Ray Korndorfer came out all 
even in another nine hole struggle. Other 
men to win for the varsity were Louis 
Krauthoff, Gene Strassburger, Jim O'Sul- 
livan and Roger Crafts. All the best ball 
combinations were easily taken by varsity, 
the closest being the one up triumph of 
Jones and Freeman over Schriber and 
Kerr. 

The Purple line-up against Amherst will 
remain intact, the same six who faced the 
Wesmen returning to action. Bob Jones 
will lead off for the home sextet, followed 
by Bro Evans, Frank Gillett, Frank Caulk, 
Captain Jeff Young, and Al Freeman. In 
bowing to Wesleyan, Amherst was without 
the services of Captain Buell Critohlow 
and Dune Holthausen, number two and 
three respectively, but is expected to tee 
off at full strength Monday. The Sa- 
brinas have been defeated by Yale, Holy 
Cross, but have downed Army and five 
other opponents. 



men 22-9 in the final and most disastrous 
game.of the season. 

Duncan, Meyersberg, Keller Star 
Torn Duncan and Bob Meyersberg, in 
home and out home, at one end of the 
field, and Rus Keller, Uttle sophomore 
goaUe, at the other, did a large part of the 
work which accounted for the three wins 
by the Purple outfit. The encouraging 
play of Jack MacGruer, Gene Lefferts, 
and Ed Newell, all sophomores, as well as 
the fact that Dave Swanson, Lee Means, 
and Spence Silverthorne, who were out of 
action most of this season, will probably 
be able to play next spring makes the 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 



Cook Is Elected 
To Lead Track 
Unit Next Year 

Will Be Only Williams Man 
in I.C.4-A Meet This 
Weekend; 12 Men (Jivei, 
Varsity Track Lotiersj 

Friday, May gS— Edward Tiffin Cook 
'38, of Dayton, O., was elected to (';i|)l!iiii 
next year's track team at a nicelinn df t||j. 
twelve varsity letternien on Mdiiiliiy 
afternoon. As the only Williams cut runt 
in the sixty-first annual Interciillciriate 
A.A.A.A. championships at RaiulaH'g 
Island Stadium this weekend, ho will at- 
tempt to better his unofficial CoUenc icrord 
of 48.2 seconds, which he hung up in win- 
ning a second place in the quarter iit the 
New Englands last week. 

The twelve trackmen awarded major 
varsity letters by the Athletic ('(iiinoil 
on Monday are Captain Nils Anderwni, ,lr., 
Edward E. Dissell, Jr. '37, Donald .\. 
Brown, William L. CoUens, Edward T. 
Cook, John P. Curtin, Wilson Stradley, 
Edward A. Whitaker '38, Jolm D. .\hl 
Strom, Peter R. Gallagher, Roger W. 
Moore, and Robert M. Surdam '39. 

Winning first in both the 220-yard clash 
and the 440-yard dash of every dual meet 
this year and also second in his third (n ent 
of the Amherst meet, the half mile, Cook 
rolled up the amazing total of forly-tlaee 
points during the spring track season. 
Running a 49-second quarter in the Wes- 
leyan meet, he was unable to claim a new 
College record because of a slightly favor- 
ing wind. With his 48.2 performance in 
the New Englands, he just missed nipping 
Dick Gill, of Boston College, at the tajie 
for a victory. 

In today's preliminary heat at the I.C. 
4-A's, Cook was earlier in the week seeded 
second in Johnny Woodruff's heat, hut 
since Gould, of Princeton, O'Brien, of 
Syracuse, and Hoffstetter, of Dartnicnilh, 
dropped out of the quarter, the heats ruav 
be rearranged. At any rate, if he get.4 into 
the finals, he will without doubt ha\p to 
face Woodruff of Pitt, the Olympic 800- 
meter champion, Lou Burns, of Manhat- 
tan, the defending champion, and Diek 
Gill, who beat him last week. 

Cook was elected captain of the rplay 
team last winter and won the first Lehman 
Cup early this spring. He was a nienilier 
of the Freshman track team in \93B and 
belongs to Delta Kappa Epsiloii. 



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Alumni Will Meet Varsity 
Stickmen This Afternoon 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 
proKiK'Cts hriKlit for iiiuither successful la- 
crosse yciii' in 1937. 

Blukc, wild will lead the teiim with his 
usuiil steady stiekwork at center, came U) 
Williams from Tahor Acatleniy, and has 
played varsity soccer for two years. A 
Junior Adviser, he won his Freshman 
numerals in football and Is a luemher of the 
Honor System committee, tl<ipkins Log, 
^'aeht Club, and the Zeta I'si fraternity. 



Examination Schedule 

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KcoiHUnicB 7-8 — 4 Gr. 

Greek .'>-(>—« I, 
C Ilnliun 7-8—15 H 

I'liiliffiophy 3-4—13 H 

I'liysifs 1-2— (i, 7, S H 

I'hyBies 21-22— T.I'.I.. 
1.30 p. m. 

.\Btronoiiiy 1-2 — 13, 1.') H 
Q Cleolcgy 1-2— T.C.I,. uikI Clark Hull 

VrUlay, Juni \ 

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(Ireek 9-10 — 4, a. (i I, 
Mutlieiiiatics 1-2 — (i, 8 11 

R Mothematics 3-4 — 1.'>. lU, 17 H 

Mathematics !)-10— 7 }l 
-Matliernatim 21-22— 11. 13 H 

1.30 p. in. 

L Philosophy 1-2— (i, 7, 8. 11, 13 II 

tiatunUiy, June 5 
U.OO a. III. 

.Spanish 1-2—7, 8 H 
S Spanish ,3-1—13, l,"i H 

Spanish .")-() — (1 H 

Spanish 7-8—11 H 
1.30 p. in. 

Hioloey 3-4— T.B.I.. 

Chcniistry 7-8— T.C.L. 



Clttss. Civil. 1-2—11, 13, 13 11 
Knitlish .l-d-U, 8 II 
Cieology 3-4 — ('lark 
J (ireek 1-2—5 U 

I'liysi™ 7-8— T.P.I,. 
I'olitieul .Science o-ti — 7 Clr. 
Political .Science 10 — 5 (Jr. 

Mi.mhiy. Junr 7 
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Clieniistry 1-2— T.C.I.. 

Chemistry 21-22— T.IM.. 

lOconoinics 10 — 4 (ir, 

KiiKlish 12— (i, 8 II 
B I'ine Arts .")-«— 10 I, 

Cieology 7-8— Cla