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No. 1 

Cap & Bells Will 
Present Recital 
By Monologist 

Cornelia Otis Skinner Wijl 
Give Rounded Program 
of Character Sketches 
in Chapin Hall, April 12 

Cornelia Otis Skinner, who recently con^ 
eluded her fourth triumphant London en- 
gagement, will ^ive a program of her 
famous character sketches as a special 
presentation of Cap and Bells, Inc., John 
A. Cooper '39, business manager, an- 
nounced Thursday. The recital will take 
place in Chapin Hall Tuesday, April 12, at 
8.30 p. m. 

Although her initial recognition came 
from her stage performances, Miss Skinner 
soon turned her talents to composing the 
character sketches and performing them at 
first privately for her f riendp and then pro- 
fessionally. In the course of a few seasons 
' she found herself in such demand that 
regular tours were booked that took her 
across the American continent to Europe. 

Tickets are on sale at Hart's Drug 
Store or may be obtained by calling 
J. A. Cooper, telephone 113. The 
prices are S.fiS or $1.10. 

Miss Skinner builds her programs so as 
to represent comedy, satire, and pathos in 
balanced proportion. She also maintains 
a happy proportion between favorite 
monologues from previous seasons and 
new ones which she is constantly adding to 
her repertory. Any given program is 
likely to include hilarious favorites such as 
"Motoring in the 90's" or "Home Work." 

Besides her work in this field. Miss 
Skinner finds ready expression in two 
other channels. Her amusing commentar- 
ies on the foibles of our daily life appeal 
frequently in the New Yorker and other 
magazines, and a collection of them have 
recently been published in book form un- 
der the title. Excuse It, Please. In addi- 
tion she has often broadcast her sketches 
on the radio. 

Abram Harris Talks 
On Marx and Veblen 

Negro Economist, Author, 
and Teacher Addresses 
Liberal Club on Friday 

Recent events in Russia have made it 
doubtful whether democracy can be main- 
tained in a collectivist society, Abram 
Harris, negro educator and author, told a 
Liberal Club audience Friday evening. 
Speaking in Jesup hall, the professor of 
economics at Howard University traced 
the similarities and distinctions in the 
theories of Karl Marx and Thorstein 

A representative of the Washington, 
D. C, educational institution for colored 
people, Dr. Harris called both Marx and 
Veblen "evolutionary economists inter- 
ested in the disequilibrium forces leading 
to the disintegration of capitalism." This 
central problem in their theories, he said, 
differentiated them from the classical 
economists who are concerned with the 
"determination of prices and the func- 
tioning of markets." 

Marx centered his beliefs around the 
"conflict between social groups which 
occupy diffeient places in the productive 
process," the speaker asserted. Marxian 
theory, according to Dr. Harris, contends 
that the capitalists exploit the workers 
so that "the products of jabor are alienated 
from it." 

Ezplaini VeUen's'Syitem 

Veblen's "pecuniary and technological 
system", the colored leader explained, 
concerns itself with "the conflict in social 
habits engendered by the existence of the 
machine process beside business enter- 
prise. Veblen believed that business men 
restrict output to maintain proflts, Mr. 
Harris said, and thought they would con- 
tinue to do BO until the masses rebelled to 
establish a scientific soviet of technicians. 
Both Marx and Veblen, the speaker 
claimed, were "interested primarily in the 
rise and, decline of oapitalism and the 
evolution of a new set of IkStitutions," 

Cap and Bella Will Hold 
Houseparty Play Trials 
Tonight and Tomorrow 

Try-outs open to undergraduates for 
parts in Ah TViUemesa, the spring produc- 
tion of Cap and Bells, will be held this eve- 
ning and tomorrow afternoon in Cliapin 
Hall, while faculty wives desirous ot secur- 
ing roles are invited to a special meeting 
there at 3.00 p. m. on Thursday. 

The leading part In O'Neill's play is that 
of a small town newspaper editor, whose 
chief problems are his adolescent son and 
his biggest advertiser. Drunken Uncle 
Sid supplies both comedy and pathos back- 
ground for the main theme of the conflict 
between the father's intolerant attitude 
towards the youthful radicalism of the son. 

Two shady ladies, who liven-up a bar 
room scene considerably, add to the char- 
acterization scope of this production, 
which enjoyed success when presented by 
the Theatre Guild in 1933 with George M. 
Cohan in the main role. President Joseph 
C. Clement '39 announced that an effort 
will be made to secure Bennington College 
girls for some of the roles. 

Rice and Moore 
To Lead Winter 
Squads in 1939 

Varsity Swimmers Elect 
Backstroker Captain; 
Hurdler Will Head Relay 
Team's Indoor Season 

Arthur L. Rice '39 of Wappingers Falls, 
N. Y., and Roger W. Moore '39 of Stafford 
Springs, Conn., were elected captains of 
varsity swimming and winter track, re- 
spectively, at meetings of the lettermen 
in those sports held last week. A back- 
stroker. Rice broke the college record in 
his event twice during the past season, 
while Moore finished sixth in the 60-yard 
high hurdles at the National I. C. 4-A 
meet in Madison Square Garden several 
weeks ago. 

During the swimming team's recently 
completed undefeated season. Rice won 
points in every meet. He broke the col- 
lege ISO-yd. backstroke record once in the 
Union encounter when he swam the dis- 
tance in 1.47.4, five seconds below the pre- 
vious standard set by Robinson in 1 934, and 
again in the Mass. State meet when he 
again lowered the mark, this time to 
1.47.1. In the year's finale against Am- 
herst he finished close behind sophomore 
Dave Benson when the latter shaved the 
record again to 1.43.8. 

Rice came to Williams from Lawrence- 
ville where he was outstanding in dra- 
matics, and is now a member of the Gar- 
field Club, the W. C. A. and won nu- 
merals in both cross country and swim- 
ming his freshman year. 

Moore Wiuier of Lehman Cup 

Moore has been one of the college's out- 
standing track men since his first year 
when he won the annual Lehman Cup 
competition. He was a consistent winner 
in the hurdle events last spring and holds 
(Continued on Third P*ge) 

Chamberlain and Hitler. Had Agreem«*nt 
For Austrian 'Anschluss' Says Salvemini 

By Chandler Y. Random '40 ' ' / ■ 

"An understanding between Chamberlain fci»d Hitler permitted t^e ..latter , to 
seize Austria without fear of the consequences," maintjvined- Dp. '(invtiin^} S,alve- 
mini during an interview Sunday afternoon, when the . jiotfecj^* Ifiilja)/. fiibtoriali and 
anti-Fascist exile painted a dismal picture of futuite!rivlnts;'»>it 'll)e. Euroiiean 
continent. ' • • • * ' 

Agreeing with Professor Frederick L. Schuman's predictions that war is Inevit- 
able, the historian who is now a visiting professor at Harvard, pointed out that, 
through Hitler's recent action, "Italy* 

lost the last World War twenty years after 
she won it." Professor Salvemini noted 
that the World War broke up the Austro- 
Hungarian kingdom, Italy's chief rival, 
but now with Germany and -Austria 
united, II Duce finds his country once 
more facing a powerful and united rival. 
"Italy now has no other choice than to 
be a vassal of either Germany or France 
and England," he went on to say, express- 
ing the opinion that Mussolini made a 
vital mistake in February, 1934, when he 
ordered Dollfuss to smash the Socialist 
organizations, which were then very power- 
ful. If this had not been done, Dollfuss 
would have been able to resist Hitler and 
foil his plans for Anachlusa. 

Paid Heavily For Ethiopia 

"When Mussolini started his war in 
Ethiopia, he had to assure himself that he 
would not find opposition on the part of 
Hitler in Europe, and the price he had to 
pay was granting Hitler a free hand in 
Austria," Dr. Salvemini continued. "Thus, 
Austria's annexation to Germany has 
been the price Mussolini has had to pay 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 

Agrees With Dr. Schuman 

Famous Italian 
Writer to Give 
Forum Address 

Dr.Gaetano Salvemini Will 
Speak Tonight at 7.30 
Before Jesup Audience 

Gaetano Salvemini, arch-foe of Fascism, 
who speaks here tonight 

Country's Top Mermen 
Outclass Williams' Five 
Swimmers at Harvard 

Five members of the undefeated swim- 
ming team qualified in the first Eastern In- 
tercollegiate Association meet at Harvard 
*his weekend in throo events, but failed to 
place in the finals. Swimming against the 
country's top mermen, the Purple repre- 
sentatives handed in exceptionally good 
times for their own league, but a relatively 
wide margin separated them from such 
champions as Charlie Hutter of Harvard, 
Dick Hough of Princeton, and Harry 
Rawstrom of Springfield. 

The relay quartet, including Captain 
Don Hendrie, Tommy Creede, Ross 
Brown, and Arnie Behrer, automatically 
qualified as only five teams were entered 
in the event, and came out in fifth place, 
although the local representatives covered 
the 400 yards in 3.41.0, unofficially below 
their own New England mark. Tommy 
Creede avenged the two defeats he has 
suffered this season at the hands of Cap- 
tain Hal White of Bowdoin, beating him 
out by a foot in the preliminary heat of 
the 60-yard dash with a 24.2, the second 
best time he has ever turned in during his 
college career. In the finals, the sopho- 
more gave way to such aces as Charlie 
Hutter who won with 23.3 and Hal White 
who tied for second, by coming in for an 
unofficial fifth place. 

Another Purple bugaboo, Harry Raw- 
strom of Springfield, outdistanced Bob 
Rowe in the 440 for the third time this 
year, crossing the line in 6.03.7, some ten 
seconds ahead of the Purple natator. 

Leroy N. Mills, hamous Football Kicking 
Authority^ Instructs Williams Gridders 

With a pipe clenched between his teeth*pi 
and a battered fedora on the back of his 
head, Leroy N. Mills, genial lawyer and 
America's foremost authority on the art of 
kicking a football, showed 'Williams' spring 
football squad how to make a "prolate 
spheroid" do everything but talk in a 
series of classes and demonstrations held 
this weekend. 

Because of rain and the muddy ground 
most of the work was divided between the 
gym floor and the cage. It was not until 
late Sunday afternoon that Mr. Mills and 
Charlie Caldwell took the squad down to 
Cole Field where the principles worked out 
indoors were put into open air practice. 

Yet with the aid of innumerable pieces 
of colored chalk, movies, and Mr. Mills' 
patient and expert coaching many of 
Williams' football luminaries made re- 
markable steps toward his own uncamiy 
control over a football, wet or dry. If this 

irogress and Mr. Mills' past success with 
others of the gridiron brotherhood are any 
indication, points after touchdown and 
deadly coffin-comer punts ought to be 
sure-fire parts of Purple football strategy 
next fall. 

Shows Amazing Accuracy 
Mr. Mills knows whereof he speaks, for 
even in the confines of the Losell Gym 
with its rafters and backboards, his ac- 
curacy was amaiing. Standing at one 
end of the floor he consistently kicked ball 
after ball "out of bounds" between two 
small flags five yards apart at the other 
end of the gym, while on Cole Field he 
repeated bis accuracy on a larger scale. 

Every year he entertains the Herald 
Tribune Coaches School by hitting the pro- 
verbial dime in the Polo Grounds from 
anywhere between twenty and eighty 
yards. But the man who has put the foot 
(Ooatlnned an TWrd Pt«t) 

Annual Lehman Cup 
Meet Starts Today 

60- Yard Dash and Shot- 
Put Will Open Events 
for 30 This Afternoon 

More than thirty candidates have signed 
up for the annual Lehman Cup meet which 
begins today with the 60-yard dash and 
shot-put. Five cups will be awarded 
Thursday to the men who make the highest 
total point scores in the five track and four 
field events. 

The competition will be wide open this 
year, as Tiffy Cook, track captain and 
winner of the cup last year will be unable 
to compete because of a leg injury. Bill 
Victor, winner of the 1941 pentathlon, is 
also injured, and Rog Moore, 1936 Lehman 
victor, has announced his intention of 
competing only in his specialty, the high 

Ted Wills of last year's freshman squad, 

who is entered in the mile, half-mile, 440, 

and pole vault is one of the outstanding 

contenders for the trophy . Pete Gallagher, 

(Continued on Third Paie) 

Noted as Historian 

'Germany, Russia,England' 
Will Be Harvard Anti- 
Fascist Exile's Subject 

Gaetano Salvemini, Italian historian and 
anti-Fascist who fled his homeland in 1926 
to escape arrest, wil! discuss the political 
state of affairs in "Germany, Russia, and 
England" tonight in Jesup Hall at 7.30 
under Forum auspices. 

Now a visiting professor at Harvard, 
Professor Salvemini taught at Messina, 
Pisa, and Florence Universities before 
II Duce rose to power in Italy. Hirf vig- 
orous opposition in the Fascist regime's 
suppression of personal liberty brought 
him a jail sentence and threats of further 
punishment before he left his native coun- 

Professor Salvemini passed several years 
in France, where be was active in Italian 
anti-Fascist circles. He was responsible 
for the escape from an Italian concentra- 
tion camp of his friend and former pupil, 
Rosselli, an editor and publisher who was 
imprisoned for his democratic leanings. 
I-«ter Dr. Salvemini lectured in England 
and travelled elsewhere on the Continent. 
Taught at Yale 

After teacliing half a semester at Yale 
in 1932, the lecturer spent a term at the 
New University for Political Research, 
on Long Island. He has occupied his 
present post at Harvard, in wliicii he 
specializes in work with post-graduate 
students of Italian history, since 1934. 

Professor Salvemini's latest book is 
Under The Fascist Axe, published by the 
Viking Press in 1936. This volume at- 
tacks fascism in Italy and Germany, as well 
as debunking American fascists. Earlier 
works include History of Florence, Italian 
Risorgiments, The French Revolution, and 
(OonttniMd on Second P«f*> 

Williams Group Acts 
As Japan at League 

Spurrier Seeks Equality 
In Speech to Assembly; 
Amherst Hits Position 

Lacrosse Squad Has 
Informal Workouts 

Daily informal workouts on Cole Field 
and occasional blackboard drills under the 
direction of Coach Whoops Snively are 
preparing the Purple lacrosse squad for its 
five-game training trip during the spring 
vacation. Practice contests have been 
scheduled with the Princeton B team, 
Rutgers, Swarthmore, Lafayette, and 
Stevens between April 5 and 9. 

Although weakened by the loss of Cap- 
tain Booty Blake, who has been absent 
from college since he was injured in the 
Williams-Army soccer tilt last fall, the 
stickmen are looking forward to a success- 
ful campaign. 

John Pratt, Ken Palmer, and Gil Morse 
are among the returning defensemen who 
won letters last season, while Tom Duncan, 
Dave Swanson, and Johnny Warden have 
reported again to form a strong attack 

Included among the candidates for mid- 
field positions are Jack MscGruer, Well- 
ington Vandiveer, Johnny Ward well. Gene 
Lefferts, and the sophomore ace, Harv 
Potter. Rubs Keller will again be in the 

Muddy playing conditions on the field 
have hampered the squad, which is con- 
fining workouts to fundamentals and con- 
ditioning exercises. The Williams mentor 
has not yet announced a list of the players 
who will make fhe spring trip. 

Machiavellian intrigue by the five Wil- 
liams students representing Japan stale- 
mated Amherst's efforts to secure aid for 
China at the eleventh New England Model 
League of Nations, held at Massachusetts 
State College last Friday and Saturday. 
Pleading for "impartiality" from the three 
hundred representatives of fifty-eight na- 
tions, William A. Spurrier '39, head of Wil- 
liams' non-voting delegation, worked, be- 
hind the scenes, on the fears of AustraUa 
and obtained her opposition to all resolu- 
tions giving material aid to China in the 
present crisis. 

Mingled boos and cheers filled Stock- 
bridge Hall when Japan staged a dramatic 
late entrance to the Assembly plenary ses- 
sion Friday morning to interrupt China's 
Clyde Cristman of Amherst, who was de- 
manding immediate sanctions. Japan's 
official observer, Spurrier, told the as- 
sembly that his country had quit the 
League because of its biased attitude, and 
that the world should be grateful for Nip^ 
pon's "protecting China from the menace 
of communism." 

Having been given the right to speak at 
the assembly by the narrow vote of 20-18, 
Spurrier asserted Saturday, "We have the 
same aims in China as the league, and we 
can perform them better since we are near 
at hand and understand the Chinese." 
In the economic division, Woodrow W. 
Sayre '40 obtained for Japan a set of reso- 
lutions which would enable her to dump 
cheap products in foreign markets without 
being forced to lower her own tariff lav 



The Williams Record 

Publuh«d TuMday and Saturday by Stuilenta of Williaina ColleEe 

EnUrad at PittaAeld poat oSm aa aaoood daaa matter February 28, 1921 
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March 22, 1938 




CRADLE SDNG;.;- •'■•.•.•.■;••. 

This issue iimu(j;umtos the fifty-^cconii- volume of THK-VV'-rLLr.^.Ms 
Record under u new board of editors,' .'T(|r the retiring board go-auiMleep 
thanks for the fine condition of the paJ3ei-t.jiiit they are turning over ii> us. 
Theirs has been the privilege of iinpvo'vijxg' the technical quality'ftf" (he 
paper and of guiding intelligently student'opinion through a diffiovjU ^-ear. 
To the new editors goes the time-honored pverc^gative of out1iniiife_their 
own editorial philosophy. ". ,••".••.• .' ' ' ', ,' 

Every year Williams graduates a body-o.f'Vieti'irtUbavit. fifty per cent 
of whom will not make the good citizens that 'itn-'ediioa'tititi at this in- 
stitution obligates. This fifty per cent is distinguished only for its lack 
of tolerance, its false standards of values, and its disinterestedness in the 
vital problems of the day. In this sense Williams is not fulfilling its duty 
to the world or to itself. And in this sense it will be much more important 
for the editors to concentrute on removing the things that lead to bad 
citizenship, rather than to concern themselves with discussions of na- 
tional or international problems, where they would be competing with the 
Lerners, the Lippnianns, and the Sokolskies. 

Not that the new editors are unmindful of the terrifying sweep of 
events abroad. Not that they are unmindful of the fact that almost 
every piece of legislation passed in the governing halls of the country will 
have some effect on Williams College and Williams men. They refuse to 
be blinded, however, to the fact that The Record has problems on its own 
front doorstep. They must remember that The Record is the news- 
paper of Williams College, that it is printed for the students, faculty, 
alumni, and friends of Williams, that its essential purpose nmst he to 
mirror faithfully the various elements of the college. More important, 
they cannot forget that it must seek to adjust the interests of these ele- 
ments, to balance them properly, and to supply the common denominator 
in the development of this institution. 

The question arises: How can we reconcile this raison d'etre of 
TheWilliams Recoui) with its necessary concern over problems that are 
outside the control of this community but which vitally affect it. The 
answer is that we must help preserve liberal democracy by building from 
within. The democratic principles are under attack the world over, 
and they are threatened in this country. However, the threat comes not 
from enemy armies across a border, but from internal weaknesses. This 
country is not Czeckoslovakia. Therefore, we can best preserve liberal 
democracy not by indulging in frenzied polemics against Hitler, not by de- 
nouncing Liberty Leaguers or Communists, but by exposing and attack- 
ing the actions, traditions, and institutions that imperil that democracy at 
Williams. This institution will have a legitimate excuse for existence 
when it graduates men all of whom will make good citizens because they 
are intelligent, tolerant, and interested. 

In this spirit, then, the new editors dedicate the fifty-second volume 
of The W^illiams Record to a fuller conception of the role that it must 
play in the development of Williams College so that the college in turn 
can generate the true citizenship needed today. We may have left our- 
selves wide open to charges of provincialism. But next to the honor of 
being a maker of worlds is the honor of helping to build a community. 




Ave Willi Miiieli luniiiiiK the Kioiiiit of 
till' iiieiiUKi-iio fioiu liiMi t(i laiul), 
iiiul the Clji.sK of 1939 cllniliiiiK cuiulier- 
oiisly into tin- saddle, from wliioli '3S Ims 
ri'Ci'iitly vaulted willi such alaciity, mid 
with siieli a unique Ko.stuie as llii' slightly 
diuiip Wreckonl which k''"''''1 "'" !""*' 
Iioxes this week, we take up the swonl of 
sense and nonsense and will try to oaive 
our niche into the halls of the immortals hy 
.staitiiiK a eoinpendiuni of Willianisiana 
wliicli is apt to ranne from True Confes- 
simm to "Talk of the Town," or Uarper'a 

Or |)ossil)ly we should Rive riedit to the 
suave and austere Lucius Heelie, unci his 
dironiclc of uppei-crustian New York, 
sinc(! our puiixisc is not merely to spy upon 
the coiinoi.sseur in his solitary and exclu- 
sive pursuits, or to trap the glutton Kour- 
met in his savory den. Eternal truth aiui 
a helluva lot of other thiuKs which will 
interest future Ki'ncrations of Rkcouu 
eoinpets in their .searehinKs of ,lesup Hall 
savoir /aire is what we aim to go onward 
and uiiwiird with. 

Yale Conquers Adelphic 
Union for Second Time 
In Debate Friday Night 

In the Yale Political Union House 
Friday night the Adelphic Union re- 
ceived its second defeat in as many days 
at the hands of Y'ale teams, as they ar- 
gued the affirmative of the question. 
Resolved, That the continued growth of the 
C. I. 0. is for the l)Pst interests of .society 
and labor. 

Williams boomeranged many of the 
arguments Y'ale had used against them in 
Williamstown Thursday night without 
success. Speaking for Williams were 
Cadwallader Evans, III and Jame.s I„ 
O'Sullivan '38 and Philip R. Peters,, Jr. '39. 

Evans opened the debate for Williams, 
pointing out why labor should unionize 
and giving four ways to accomplish 
unionization. The methods offered were 
through the American Federation of La- 
bor, a company union, an independent 
union, or, preferably, through the C. I. 0. 
O'Sullivan, speaking sccon<l, endeavored 
to prove in a general speech, tliat the 
C. I. 0. operates to the best interests of 

Peters showed how the C. I. 0. would 
operate to the t)est interests of society by 
stating that it would raise production 
through the medium of raising prices. 
The Elis refuted these argumcnt.s by 
demonstrating that the Committee for 
Industrial Organization is irresponsilile, 
using the General Motors strike as an 
example. Yale decried the union as un- 
democratic because of the power wielded 
by Lewis over the three and one half 
million workers in the organization. 

beis was appointed with Sayre as the W'il- 
liams delegate. Spurrier also announced 
that Sayre would succeed him next year as 
chairman of the Williams delegation and 
tlie Williams rcpre.sentative on the execu- 
tive council of the league. 

Signs of Spring Our lapitl-tire-surveyMif- 
Street Spring-Street Editor has 

turned in some interest- 
ing statistics concerning the advent of 
Spring and the sure signs by which it can 
be riKMgnizeil. Fii'st the habcrdashei'ies 
put out white coats, white shoes, and any- 
thing white ill their windows. This 
usually brings a blizzard, as it is still late 

Then the Travel Bureau and the (llec 
Clul) try to arrange for nifty nautical 
cruises to lieauteous Bermuda, and the 
Bahamas. This is around the first of 
March, and a severe rain stoi-ni occurs 
.setting new highs in Professor Willis 
Isliister Milham's precijiitation chart. 
Next .step is usually Bock Beer with the 
goat grinning from a globe, vaguely sug- 
gestive of the world. This is sure to bring 
mud .so that the trek to Dr. Bolster's 
Hospital for the neurotic, gregarious im- 
biber liecomes nigh-on-to-imiKissihle. 
You're sure March is here l)y this time. 

Empty classes indicate that the Spi'ing 
vacation is Hearing, for they show that the 
old whatinell-ril-make-it-up-aftei'-vaca- 
tioii attitude has set in. . . U.sually the 'at- 
ter part of Marcli. The lioard walks to 
the freshman and Berksliire quads arc 
ripped up. More rain, snow, and mud. 
Indicative of mid-April, baseball, and the 
urge to get out into Nature. 

Talk of S))ring Houseparties, so named 
because it's ,Si)ring in Miami where fatlier 
operates a dog track, comes aliout the first 
of May. Results include floods, rain, and 
more mud. Overcoats, mufflers, and ski- 
boots are always up to the minute garh at 
this time. Then commencement, and 
comprehensives, and the first sunshine of 
the year. . . . "Arf," says Sandy. 

The Colonel 

Famous Italian Will 
Talk Before Forum 

(Continued from First Page) 

European I nlernatiorml Uelatiotm. He 
has also written The Fascist Dictalorshiji 
and Mussolini, Diplomat, the last named in 

In his speecli tonight. Professor Sal- 
vemini will deal mainly with contemporary 
current events in Germany, Russia, and 
England, which he feels are the pivot 
centers whose decisions will be responsible 
f<u- the future course of history. 

Williams Represents Japan 
At Model League Meeting 

(Oontlnued from FIrit P%%t) 
Aa there was some debate whether the 
league would continue another year, a 
•'continuation committee" of eleven mem- 

Final Record Concert 
In Library to Offer 
Variety in Selections 

To close the phonograph record con- 
cert aeries in the Mabie Room of the 
library, the faculty-student committee 
has chosen a varied program of wide 
appeal containing works of French, 
Italian, German, and Russian compos- 
ers. The concerts, which were started 
.lanuary 14 after the donation of a 
Federal phonograph and some 050 
records by the Carnegie Corporation, 
have lieen a pronounced success, ac- 
cording to Peyton Hurt, librarian, and 
the committee in charge of program ar- 
rangements. The program for Friday 

H Bnrhiere di Siviglia Overture, Ros- 
sini; Piano Concerto Number I,, Op. 5.S 
in O major, first movement, Beethoven; 
ballet music from Vaust; Gounod; 
"Introduction and Allegro" for harp 
and woodwinds, Ravel; Symphony 
Number 6 in B Minor, I'athelique, third 
and fourth movements, Tschaikowsky. 


'Record' The second Record busi- 

Competition ness competition open to 
the class of 1941 will start 
with a brief meeting tomorrow at 12.40 in 
,Iesup for explanation of the new coni|)eti- 
tion. The actual work will not l)egin un- 
til Sunday, April 10, at 2.00 p. m. This 
meeting will enable those interested to 
consider the matter over the vacation. 
The competition affords one of the most 
complete business courses that can be ob- 
tained in college. 

News The first and only News Bureau 
Bureau competition of the year open to 
the class of 1941 will start Mon- 
day, April 4, with a 12.40 meeting at 
which details of the short competition will 
be explained. A profit-sharing organiza- 
tion, the bureau furnishes press and radio 
releases on Williams College for the ma- 
jority of the papers in this part of the coun- 
try and for three broadcasting stations. 


7.30 p. m. — The Forum presents Professor 
Gaetano Salvcmini, who will speak on 
"Germany, Russia, and England." 
.lesup Hall. 

4.30 p. m. — Thursday lecture. Samuel E. 
Allen, associate professor of rhetoric, 
will conclude the winter series with a 
talk on Mark Twain. Thompson 
Physical Laboratory. 
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(Oontlnued from Flrit Page) 
Imek into Aiiiciioan f()()tl)all uses tlipse 
demonstiHtioim of hia own skill only for 
tcuchinn purposes. 

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Mr. Mills told tliis writer Sunday that 
some twenty years a^o lie saw that kickiriK 
was fast licconiinK a lost art in an a^e of 
passing and ])ower, and ever since he has 
studied and taught kieking as an integral 
part of the game. Countless followers of 
his system have revived and refined kick- 


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tennis, riding, and other sports, in 
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A lawyer in CJreenwich, Conn., Mr. 
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long throughout the East and South. It is 
more than evident that he gets a great kick 
out of his hobby, and he told this writer 
that he wouldn't exchange the chance to 
hell) football players every week for "all 
the money in the world." 

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almost every eastern college and prej) 
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Aineiican roster. Williums funs may rc- 
ineinber one Al P'urnian iif the Ainhersts 
whose toe also was educated under Mr, 

He shows as an inlerestiiiK souvenir 
Dave Colwell's test eard iimde when he 
was u freshman at Yale, which notes that 
"with a little work this boy ou^ht to make 
a fine i>untcr." FoMoweis of Yule's foot- 
l)ull fortunes last fall will deduce that 
Colwell, who became famous for his pro- 
digious hoots, did do u "little work." 
Captain Durrell Improves 

Captain 1-arry Durrell, 'rini KinK, John 
Abberley, Bob Cramer, and Pete Mc- 
Carthy of last year's team were amonn 
those who took part in the two days of 
concentrated drill and showed definite 
advances especially in the fateful depart- 
ment of place kickiuK- Mr. Mills and 
Coaches Caldwell and Snivi^ly were well 
pleased with the results of the weekend 

So there ought to be some plain and 
fancy kicking on Weston Field next fall. 
The ordy disturbing element in the week- 
end concerns the fact that Mr. Mills has 
been down at Amherst and Wesleyan too. 

Lehman Cup Meet to Open 

(Continued from First Page) 
stellar sprinter from the 1(137 team will 
also make a strong bid for top honors. 

In the field events there will be close 
competition when ,h)hn Abherly and John 
Stark, varsity weight heaver.s, compete in 
the shot put, along with Bob Cramer and 
(Jeorge Duncan of last year's yearling 
outfit. Bunce, Surdam, and Bartlett will 
fight it out in the higli jumji, while the 
pol(!-vault will be close between Wills, Ed 
Wheeler, and Tim King, all of whom have 
been clearing eleven feet. 

The track events will l)e as follows: CO- 
yard dash, (iO-yard high hurdles, 440-yard 
run, SSO-yard run, and mile run. Field 
events will be the running high jump, run- 
ning broad jump, pole vault, and shot-put. 

Rice and Moore To Lead 
Winter Squads in 1939 

IContlnued from First Page) 

the present college record in the 22()-yard 
high hurdle distance. 

.\ graduate of Westminster, where he 
played football, hockey and truck be- 
side.« being a member of tlie Clee Club 
and Ijoard of the pai)er, Moore won hi.-; let- 
ter in hocke.v and track here his siipho- 
morc year. He is also a member of the 
Thomp.son Concerts Committee, the Glee 
chih, a junior adviser, and is affiliated 
witli Delta Psi. 


Sports Until vacation tri])S open sjiring 
Lull sports cards, Williams enjoys or 
regrets one of two week-])eriods of 
athletic idleness — at least from the specta- 
tor standjwint. It's a good chance to 
insert a bit of our favorite topic, one which 
interests only us, Brooklyn's Dodgers, 
known to intimates as Burleigh's Boys. 
The Hapless Hackers are again making 
news, all funny. 

Lippy Tlie first day Mrs. Durochcr let 
Leo Leo play with his new club, the 
talkative one gave warning that 
Flatbush would indeed have the benefit of 
his big mouth, which for years won verbal 
battles as the captain of the Gashouse 
Gang (deceased). Indignant at an exhibi- 
tion game decision, he mude an umpire 
reverse a second base decision, something 
the arbiter hadn't done in thirteen years 
This is in character, but what of the other 
addition to Brooklyn's roster — Dolph 
Cainilli? What will the slugging first 
Slicker do to establish his insanity on the 
diamond? The story is forthcoming. 
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Italian Says England 

(Oontlnuid tram FIrit P«|«) 
for his Ethiopian success. He has sac- 
rificed Italian security in Europe in 
order to gain colonial prestige in East 
Africa," he explained. 

Enlarging on his comments about a 
Chamberlain-Hitler agreement, Dr. Sal- 
vemini declared that Hitler would never 
have attempted his onslaught on Aus- 
tria without securing English permission. 
"This permission was plainly given when 
Lord Halifax visited Berlin a few weeks 
ago," the Italian continued. 

Dr. Salvemini also pointed out that 
France dared do nothing against the 
Anschluss without English assistance, so 
that Hitler was able to feel reasonably 
safe in effecting this seizure of Austria. 
"Hitler has promised that the Italo-Ger- 
man frontier is inviolable; but this only 
means that it is violable," he concluded. 
"When Hitler and Mussolini boast that 
there is no longer any problem, that means 
there really is a problem," he said suc- 

Quartet Stands Out 
In Singers' Concert 

Williams' Glee Club earned the ap- 
proval of an audience of four hundred at 
the Greenwich Country Club, Greenwich, 
Conn., Saturday night when it appeared 
in its final concert before the spring recess. 
The club will give its last performance of 
the year on Friday, April 22, when the 
Sarah Lawrence singing organization comes 
to Williamstown for a joint appearance in 
Chapin Hall. 

Although the Glee Club was encored 
several times', the Williams quartet, com- 


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The evening was devoted to the same 
program given at the Marion Cricket Club 
in Marion, Pa., two weeks ago. The en- 
tire group of fifty who made the trip were 
guests of the Greenwich Country Cluli at 
dinner, while the Williams Purple Knights, 
college dance orchestra, provided the 
music for the dance following the concert. 

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Geological Trip 
To Make Study 
Of Rural West 

Fanshawe, Foote to Lead 
Undergraduate Groups 
on 5,000 Mile Junket 
with Princeton School 

Williams' geology department will co- 
operate with the Princeton Summer School 
of Geology and Natural Resources and the 
YellowHtone-Bighorn Research Associa- 
tion in conducting a five thousand mile, 
one month field courtie this summer, Dr. 
Elwyn L. Perry announced Thursday. A 
limited number of Williams students may 

John Fanshawe and Freeman Foote of 
the Williams department will serve as in- 
structors on the transcontinental course 
which will hold its fii-st sessions at Red 
1 .t)dRe, Montana on August 3, and its final 
examination at Princeton, New Jersey the 
end of the month. The trip-course will 
consist of two divisions, one for students 
interested in general geology and economic 
geography, the other for those interested in 
jietroleum resources and the problems con- 
nected with exploration for oil. 

Outgrowth of Pullman Trips 

Besides this regular course, which is 
listed in the Princeton catalogue as Geol- 
ogy 311, Mr. Fanshawe is offering Wil- 
liams studtrnts the opportunity to help him 
continue investigations of previous sum- 
mers on the overt hrusts and origins of the 
Owl Creek and Hridger mountains of cen- 
tral Wyoming, during July. 

This summer's trip is an outgrowth of 
the "pullman car" expeditions Ijefore 
which luitives of the rural west stood per- 
petually amazed. These Piinceton-con- 
ductod courses which travelled in a private 
pullman with foiu' Pliilipi;ine bovs as 
waiters ended quite naturally during the 

Counts as College Credit 

Ford station-wiigons will be the vehicles 
for the scholarly iicrigrlnations this year. 
If the course jiroves successful, it will be- 
come a regular fixture in the Princeton 
cuiriculum, and perhaps eventually in 
Williams' as well. Successful completion 
of the month's study carries with it a regu- 
lar one semester college credit. 

The divisicm which will specialize in oil 

study will spend eight days mapping the 

Elk Basin oil fields and then ))lans to 

swing south to New Mexico, Texas, and 

(Oontlnurd on Third Page I 

Faculty Members Will 
Visit Clark Williams '92 

Twelve members of the faculty will 
again spend the spring recess as guests 
of Clark Williams '92, trustee emeritus, 
on his scuithem plantation, The Cedars 
and The Pines, located near Camden, 
8. C, while James B. Pratt, Mark 
Hopkins Professor of Intellectual and 
Moral Philosophy, is to give four lec- 
tures at Indiana University during the 

Included in the company who will 
journey to Mr. and Mrs. Williams' 
southern home are Professors John P. 
Comer; Ames H. Corley; Paul H. Fall; 
Alton H. Gustafson; Carl W. Johnson; 
Elwyn L. Perry; Walter W. McLaren; 
Brainard Mears; Allyn J. Waterman; 
and Karl E. Weston; Dana L. Farns- 
worth. Assistant Director of Health, 
and Charles F. Seeley, retire<l track 

Adriance Announces 
Trustee Nomination 

Benton, Heywood, Wilson, 
Swift, West Chosen in 
Preliminary Selections 

S. E. Allen Concludes 
Thursday Lectures 

To Lead 1938-39 Quintet 

Edwin H. Adriance, '14, secretary of 
the Society of Alumni, announced Tuesday 
afternoon that five Williams graduates 
had lieen nominated for the ))osition of 
alumni trustee of the college, a post which 
involves serving on the tioard foi' a period 
of five years. 

Those men selected after the re('(!nt 
meeting of the nominating committee are 
Stanley P. Benton, '10, president of E. D. 
Jones & Sons Company of Pittsfield; 
Chester D. Heywood '11, vice president of 
the Heywood Shoe and Boot Company of 
Worcester; E. Kent Swift '00, treasui'ei- 
jt'wl geiK^rn' mJ'UNirpr of the Wiiitinsville 
Machine Works in Wiiitinsville; Carroll 
A. Wilson '07, council for Guggenheim 
Brothers in New York; and Piuil B. West 
'14, ))resi(lent of the .Association of Na- 
tional .Adverti.sers in New York City. 

Ballots with the names of the five nomi- 
nated will l)e sent out liy the alumni office 
next month to all members of the society. 
The results will l)e announced at the next 
meeting of the society on ,I\ine 19. 

Mr. Adriance announced that he is 
beginning a mid-western tour on Tuesday 
that will include meetings and speeches in 
Detroit, Cincinnati, and Columbus. From 
March 31 to April 2 he will attend the 
meeting of the American Alumni Council 

Compares Mark Twain to 
Swift on World Evils; 
Each Had Own Remedy 

"Mark Twain was about as pessimistic 
as Swift," said Professor Samuel E. Allen 
in the concluding lecture of the Thursday 
series in the Physic Lab. "The world was 
evil, bad, but there was a remedy — laugh- 
ter," he went on to s^y. 

The great differenfce between Swift and 
the Ozaik humorist i£ that Swift's remedy 
for the evils of the world was reason, which 
offered little escape. In the Equator and 
the Mysteritms Stranger he displays this 
quality. Twain wanted to bring the 
shortcomings of the race before the eyes of 
his fellow man and get them laughing at 
their traits. 

Twain Reflects Environment 
Piobably the greatest of the frontier 
humorists, Mark Twain leflects all the 
qualities of the west in his writings, 
Cooper also uses frontier characters in his 
stories, hut he does not represent these 
charactei's as changing with their environ- 
ment. Most nineteenth century writers 
view America with the same outlook as 
that of the great English philosopher, 
Heni'v James, as an outpost of British 
culture with little history of its own, ac- 
cording to the speakei-. Twain did not. 
He felt the significance of the wilderness 
settlements on the life of the times and re- 
produced it with the pen. 

In his works he emphasized the charac- 
teristics encouraged l)y frontier life. To 
him this rugged existence gave an optimis- 
tic outlook through its unlimited possibili- 
ties, and encouraged inventiveness and 
resourcefulness and jilaced a value ujion 
physical strength. The charactei', Davey 
Crockett, was cited by the speaker as a 
repn'.'ientative of these features in Twain's 

Fiom the frontier of dances, 
fights, drinking-bouts, hoise races and the 
rest come the "tall-tales" around which 
most of theMissom'ian's short stories arc 
built. In telling these tales the author 
had to be master of many tricks to put 
them across. Exaggeration was one of the 
(Continued on Third Page) 

Most Fraternity Houses Lack Adequate 
Fire-Fighting Equipment, Survey Shows 


"Yes, it would really l)e tough to put out 
if we ever had a sizeable fire in most of the 
fraternity houses," stated Fred Seymour, 
secoTid engineer of Williamstown's fire 
department, when interviewed by a 
Record reporter. 

Further investigation into the fire 
hazard among Williams fraternities re- 
vealed some amazing facts. Section forty- 
seven of the Massachusetts State Fire 
Laws provides that all lodging houses and 
hotels shall have a regular fire escape, a 
chain ladder, or a knotted rope securely 
fastened in every room used as a sleeping 
room above the ground floor. Not one 
of the houses on the campus complies with 
this statute. 

Section forty-eight of these same laws 
reveals that there should he yearly in- 
spection of all such lodging houses and 
hotels by a fire inspector or fire chief. 
Up to this present year no such inspection 
has been carried on in Williamstown. 

Ashes from the coal furnaces which 
twelve of the fifteen fraternities contain, 
student carelessness with lighted cigarette 
stubs, old and faulty wiring, lack of fire- 
fighting equipment, and the construction 
of the houses themselves all contribute 
to constitute an extremely serious fire 

Said engineer Fred Seymour, "It wouldn't 
be so had if the students dropped their 
lighted butts in the middle of the room, but 
they have the habit of flipping them into 
the corners where the very inflammable 
dust collects. Once this dust catches on 

fire, the flame may very easily burn its way 
through the baseboard into the partitions, 
and once it gets between those, you can 
never tell where it will bieak out." 

Recently one house was almost con- 
demned because of its aged and inadequate 
wiring. Furthermore, the average num- 
ber of extinguishore in the fraternities is 
only four, a number totall,v inadequate for 
handling any real conflagration. 

The wide, heavily carpeted, drafty 
stairways in all save two of the houses pro- 
vide alarmingly easy passages for any 
vagrant flame. Spaces between floors and 
walls also serve as channels for any fire. 

Five of the houses have absolutely no 
means of escape from the second, third, 
and in some cases fourth floors, except, of 
course, the stairways. In two of the fra- 
ternities alumni are himsed in the fourth 
floors during the "big weekends", in 
which fires are most likely to occur. 

Williamstown has two fire engines in 
this district. The total length of the 
hoses they carry is 2,000 feet. The near- 
est fire plug to one house is over 1 ,000 feet 
distant. The fire department's tallest lad- 
der is thirty-five feet high, and, even if the 
tnick could be maneuvered into a wholly 
advantageous position, this ladder could 
not reach the third floors of two of the 
fraternities, much the fourth floors. 

The one life-net that the fire department 
owns is made only of canvas, and any man 
jumping from the third floor would be tak- 
ing a real chance of injuring himself if he 
(Continued on Third P>te) 

Of World Peace 

Visiting Forum Lecturer 
Predicts Germany Will 
Capture Czechoslovakia 

Scores Chamberlain 

Robert M. Buddington 

Buddington to Lead 
'39 Varsity Quintet 

Wrestling Squad Elects 
Jones Captain; Spurrier 
Chosen by Pucksters 

Victory of 'Der Fuehrer' 
Possible in Next War 

.4nti-Fascist Exile Says 

Leech '40 Wins Glee 
Club Manager Post 

Hoffman Replaces Young 
As Associate Business 
Manager His Last Year 

According to an announcement made 
Thursday night by Thomas I,. Dunciin 'iiS, 
business manager of the Glee Chili, Hobin- 
.son Leech and Theodore F.Hoffman, IkiIIi 
of the class of 1940, will be the 1 938-30 
a.ssistant manager and transportation 
manager, respectively, of that oiganiza- 
tion. This announcement culminatc<l an 
extensive five-month competition which 
began early last fall. 

In the spring of 1939, Leech will suci^cod 
Wellington Vandeveer '39, as business 
manager of the club, and Hoffman will re- 
place Daniel E. Whiteley and Charles T. 
Young, 3rd, '39, co-associate business 
managers for the coming season. 

Club Ends Season April 23 

Coming to Williams from Berkshire, 
where he was a member of the glee club 
and a member of the student council, 
Eeech is associated with the Williams 
Christian Association, a member of the 
Liberal Club, and a participant in the In- 
ternational Relations group. Recently 
appointed a Junior Adviser for next year, 
he is affiliated with the Sigma Phi frater- 

Hoffman, who prepared at the Wey- 
mouth High School, was valedictorian of 
his class and a member of the debating 
society. At Williams, Hoffman played on 
the freshman lacrosse team and was a 
member of the freshman winter sports team. 
He is a member of the Garfield Club. 

On April 23, the 1937-38 season of the 
Glee Club will be brought to a close by a 
joint concert with the Sarah lawrence 
College singing organization. This pro- 
gram will be held in Chapin Hall, and will 
terminate one of the moat aucces.sful and 
colbrful seasons in the history of the asso- 

Robert M. Buddington '39, Evanston, 
111., Orrin E. Jones, '39, Middletown, 
Conn., and William A. Sijurrier '39, New- 
ton, were elected cajitains of the varsity 
basketball, wrestling, and hockey teams, 
respectively, at the recent meetings of the 
lettermen in these sports. 

A fixture on Coach Charlie Caldwell's 
hoop teiim for the past two seasons. 
Buddington is a graduate of Deerfield 
Academy, whei'e he starred in football, 
basketball, and track. At Williams, lie 
played on the freshman football and hiis- 
kotball teams, cajitaining the latter sport, 
and was ii incinber of the varsity outfits In 
his sophomore year. 

Is Class Plesd 

Besides being the manager of the var.sity 
biiseliall team, Buddington is president of 
the junior chuss, a Junior Adviser, and a 
ineml;er of the Liberal and CUec Chihs. 
He is iifliliatcd with the Delta Kappa 
Ejisi 1(111 fraternity. 

CoininK to Williiims from the Middle- 
town High School, Jones wrestleil on the 
freshman team and this year won varsity 
laurels iis a regular llS-pounder on the 
cliumpioiiship Little Three squad. He is 
a member of the Higina Phi fraternity. 

Spurrier, who prepared at the Rivers 
School, lias jilayed center on the varsity 
hockey team for the past two years. He 
is vice-president of the W. C. A., elialr- 
man of the Intcrnaticmal Relations Com- 
mittee, a member of the Student Activities 
Council, and secretary of the Philosophical 
Union. Cbuirinan of the Model League, 
ho is affiliated with the Sigma Phi fra- 

By Ch.vnulich Y. Kellkb '40 
"Seizure of Czeelio.slovakia by Hitler as 
another step in his drive for German ex- 
pansion to the East is inevitable," Oaetano 
Salvemini told a Forum audience in Jesup 
Hall Tuesday night, during his analysis of 
contemporary trends in "(lermany, Russia 
and England." The rioted anti-Fascist 
exile and visiting professor ut Harvard de- 
nounced England's pro-German attitude, 
and gloomily forecasted u second World 
War, from wliicli (lermany might, easily 
emerge victorious. 

Scoring Britain's attitude of "admirable 
detacbment" today, the sjieaker contended 
that Cliainberlairi was hoping to play off 
Germany Russia and France, so 
that nations would fight each other 
to a standstill on the European continent. 
"But the British are mistaken if they 
expect financial and ecniioinic difficulties to 
bring Hitler around," Pnife.saor Salvemini 
heatedly continued. 

England Should Oppose Hitler 

"Should Hitler win in such a war against 
France anil Ru.ssia, the very existence of 
P^ngland and her colonial empire would be 
endangered," the sjicaker iniuntained. The 
lecturer went on to show liow it would be 
to Britain's best interests in opnn*.-" Ger- 
man expansion and rearmament, although 
he held little hope that Cliainbcrluin and 
his cabinet would adopt such a course. 

Dr. Salvemini u.seil a ma]) to indicate 
how Ku.ssia's only means of inarching to 
the aid of a stricken Czechoslovakia is 
tlirough Piiland or Rumania. "Since 
Poland is iiowcrfiil onoiigli to resist Rus- 
.sia, the Soviets liave ])hiiine(l to ])ass over 
Rumanian soil to get to the Czechs," the 
lecturer stated, declaring that P<dand 
might easily bpcoiiic involved in such a 

France In Awkward Spot 

The Poli.sli governiiieiit has treaties 
both with France and Germany, and her 
friendship wavers between these rival 
(Continued on Third Pase) 

Dr. Mason '63, Oldest 

The Reverend Dr. James Gilbert Mason 
'113, the oldest Williams alumnus, died last. 
Friday night at his Ikuuc in Metuclien, 
N. J. The I'ldhibition Party candidate 
ill 191C for the presidency. Dr. Mason was 
pastor of the Metuclien Presbyterian 
Church for forty-eight years, retiring in 
1925 as past or emeritus. 

He was to have attended bis seventy- 
iifth reunion this .lune as the sole surviving 
member of the class of 1S()3. Ninety-six 
years old when he died, the Williams 
alumnus ran for the New Jersey governor- 
ship in 1913, while in 1930 he wius a candi- 
date for the Ilnited States Senate 
Dwight W. Morrow. A warm friend of 
the late Thomas A. Edison, the Reverend 
Mason allowed the inventor to give the 
first exhibition of the victrola in his 
church. The Woodlawn Presbyterian 
church in Woodlawn, L. I. wa.s founded by 
Doctor Mason during his senior year at the 
Union Theological Seminary in New York 

Dog Lirenses 

Stiulents are reminded to procure 
licenses for their dogs over three months 
of age by April 1 for after that date 
stray dogs will be taken off the streets or 

Freshman Council Tops 
W^esleyan Debaters 2-1 
Then Engages Harvard 

Freshiiiaii doliatiiig activities neared the 
close of a busy season this week when a- 
two-man team visited Wesleyan for a 2-1 
victory and two other representatives of 
tlie yearling council faced a Harvard unit 
Thursday in an effort to offset the Adel- 
pliic I'liion's loss to the Crimson last week 
in a radio appearance. 

While The Record was going to press 
Thursday evening, Stephen B. Bof.sford 
and William P. Rosensohn were arguing in 
Cambridge the aflfiriniitive of the (piestion 
Resolved, That the National Labor Re- 
lations Board shovild be empowered to en- 
force arbitration in nil labor disputes. 
Following a modification of the Oxford 
debating system, Rosensohn iiresented 
a ten minute constructive speech while 
Botsford gave a five-minute rebuttal. 

On Wednesday, March Hi another two- 
man team ecmiposedof Pierce G.Frederick! 
and Alfred B. Perry, (l(>feated Wesleyan on 
the toiiic Resolved, That the .several states 
should adopt a system of socialized medi- 
cine. Using the Oregon system, Fred- 
ericks opened the affirmative for Williams, 
and Perry followed wit h the cross-exami- 
nation of the first Wesleyan speaker and 
the closing rebuttal. 

On Thursday, Ajiril 21, the yearling de- 
baters will participate in a round robin 
tournament at Dartmouth where repre- 
sentatives of most of the New Bnglsnd 
colleges will appear. Each K^up will en- 
ter an elimination contest which will select 
the best team present . , 



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Vol. 52 

March 26, 1938 

No. 2 

With this i.ssue The Record suspends pubhcation until the issue of 
Saturday, April 9. 

The Record takes pleasure in announcing the election to the edi- 
torial board of the following men from the class of 1940: Wyndhan B. 
Blanton, Jr., of Richmond, Va. ; Alexander R, Johnston of Essex Fells, 
N. J.; Robert F, Jordan, 2nd, of West Newton; Richard H, LoveU of 
Newton Highlands; Scudder M. Parker of Hartford, Conn,; and George 
E. Richards of Forest Hills, N, Y. 


In an age that shudders under the raucous reverberations of swing 
music, it is unbelievable that anything as old-fashioned as classical music 
should retain any attraction at all. Such, however, has actually been 
the case with the phonograph record concerts that have been given weekly 
since January in the Mabie Room. Although the concerts have not had 
the attendance that they deserved, a good number of people have found 
them a source of much pleasure. To Dr. Hurt and his assistants goes the 
credit for exceptionally good management of the series. 

But why must the concert season come to such an early end? Surely 
the interest shown in the series justifies its continuation. Although the 
advent of spring will bring other attractions, the love of good music dem- 
onstrated by those who have attended can hardly be so frivolous that it 
will disappear as soon as warmer weather arrives. A decrease in the 
number of concerts may be in order, but we hope at least that Dr. Hurt 
will favor us with some special programs. 


j Althooih oominunioalions may be publiahed { 
I unaigned, if so requested, the name of the writer • 
I must in every ease be submitted to the editor. | 
I The Board does not neoessarily endorse, how- | 
i ever, the facts stated , nor the opinions expressed j 
I in this department. S 

To the Editors of The Williams Record : 
Dear Sirs: 

I have followed what seems to be the 
ever-present "chapel crusade" with vary- 
ing degrees of interest since Freshman year. 
But now with the editors of Sketch, and I 
believe, the editors of The Record, hav- 
ing strong intentions of blowing the whole 
affair into the faces of our president and 
trustees, there seems to me a quite un- 
healthy situation in the otiing. 

May I say here, however, that I am not 
rabidly in favor of the present set-up by 
any means. I rejoiced as did the other 800 
when required daily chapel was dropped. 
I also feel sympathetic to a degree with 
your objections to the current chapel set- 
up. Perhaps a compulsory vesper service, 
rather than morning worship would be 
better, but that is beside the issue just now. 

The editors of our publications are in a 
very enviable position by having a lime- 
light for their opinions. Yet that very 
position should make them all the more 
cautious not to misuse that privilege. Their 
opinions, if not representative of the cam- 
pus as a whole, should at least state quite 
adequately both sides of the question. 
For in that way only, can our trustees not 
be misled about the campus feeling on such 

It is in this line that I would like to raise 
what I sincerely feel is a valid objection. 
There is too much in the current attack of 
the setting up of straw dummy arguments 
in favor of chapel and then quite neatly 
knocking them over. I for one, sincerely 
feel that, while there undoubtedly is strong 
current sentiment away from the com- 
pulsory Sunday service, that such senti- 
ment is not by any means universal. Our 
trustees should not lie convinced that it is. 

For some there still remain valid and 
sound points to support the compulsory 
service. First, a formal understanding of 
religion, if nothing more, is very essential 
in an educated individual. One cannot 
but be firmly impressed after reading 
Link's "Return To Religion", that a col- 
lege graduate is rather an unbalanced indi- 
vidual if he lacks a minimum of religious 
understanding. And where, outside of 
chapel here at Williams, can we gain such 

understanding? Our much desired religion 
courses have practically all been crowded 
from us. And personal contact with some 
faculty theologian has been partially 

The answer to that, I suppose, is that 
by ourselves, we can get a more genuine 
and moving approach to religion. Our 
unprompted chapel attendance, and per 
sonal discussions or "inward intellectual 
ism", so-called, would provide a more sin- 
cere approach to the whole subject. Per- 
haps so, but it seems we use that same 
answer for other problems on the campus, 
and I personally do not see it holding the 
water it used to. For if we depend on 
these sources alone, I fear most' of iia are 
not going to get what we, as educated indi- 
viduals, should have. 

Secondly, you point out the "indiffer- 
ence and resentment" occasioned by the 
element of compulsion. Well, we are com- 
pelled to read the classics in a literature 
course, and does that entirely rob them of 
their value? That it decreases such value 
one cannot deny. But there is still value 
gained which possibly we would otherwise 
have neglected had not someone led us to 
the thing of value. Perhaps that situation 
is analagous to the chapel problem for most 
of us. What we need then, is a push to 
those things of value which our own inertia 
would slight. 

And in line with the compulsion conten- 
tion, I cannot see how we are being so de- 
prived of our freedom by the present at- 
tendance requirement. For the lower 
classes chapel is compulsory in less propor- 
tion than their regularly required courses. 
For the upper classmen, it would seem they 
must attend chapel on about half the Sun- 
days in the college year. Is it so unrea- 
sonable to expect a college man to be in 
town half his enrolled time? 

I perhaps do not fully comprehend your 
argument that chapel is provided as a ruse 
to keep men in town over the week-end. It 
would seem that men like our president, 
and trustees hold religion a bit more sa- 
credly than to use it as a sham for such a 
petty end. 

And finally, just a more personal note on 
your "crusade". It is that perhaps you 
too are tending to destroy a certain amount 
of interest in religion on the campus. 
There is great danger, I feel, for an enter- 
ing man especially, of prejudicing him with 
all this denouncing of compulsory chapel. 
You cannot help but close him to what 
might be, and has been for some of us, of 
value in our chapel service. 

(Oontlnued on Third Page) 


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I The Voice from | 
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Wheeel Wc. V/lwee. We. Theie. All 
my life I have wanted to use an 
editorial "we" and now I have used it. No 
longer is my life cursed with a frustrated 
desii-c. I have blossomed. We have 
blossomed. From now on I am us. I can 
talk as if there were two of nic, thus 
making everything I say twice as whatever 
it was before I got the other one. That is a 
beautiful sentence. Curt, clear, complete. 
Only a true journalist like me (us) would 
use a sentence like that. It denotes a clear 
head. We are nobody's fool. No sir, not 

But using an editorial "we" only partly 
fulfills our ambition. We would also like 
to lie able to look like the true jmuiialist 
which we have just become. We wear our 
hat and our vest and put our feet on the 
desk and a |)eiicil behind our ear, hut we 
.still don't look like anybody but ouiself. 
And if you knew what we look like, you 
would realize that looking like oui'self is 
not much fun. We look like a iliiok-billed 
platypus on the morning after a Ninth 
Ward clambake. Not like a journalist at 
all. Journalists look like movie actors try- 
ing to look like journalists. Duok-billed 
platypi (plural from Latin stem — hot 
diggity dog ) are something entirely differ- 
ent. No doubt some duck-billed pliitypi 
have qualities which are highly appealing 
to other duck-billed platypi, but not to us. 
That is unfortunate. Maylie we represent 
the duck-billed platypus's idea of Beauty 
Inoarnate. But a fat lot of good that does 
us. After all, what a d-b'd. p. thinks of us 
is relatively unimportant, compaietl to 
what other people think of us. Oi- even 
what we think of ourself, which is ))leiity. 
After all, we are a journalist, ami as such 
we command infinite respect from ourself 
and from all you poor simpletons who are 
not journalists but just people. We were 
people once, but now we me ii joiniialist. 
Maybe we should have stayed (X'ople. 

Shows Not Showing 

Since it would be useless to review next 
week's movies now, and since somt; of you 
may be in N'Yawk this vacation, heie aie 
.some brief and not very helpful notes 
about some shows now showing. 

Brother Rat—Wk' at V.M.I. , with all the 
cadets doing the things that are ex|)ected 
of cadets in plays. Very amusing. B4-. 

Golden Boy — Frances Farmer is in it. 
Need we say more? In we should, it's 
Clifford Odets's story about the boy who 
became a fighter instead of a musician, and 
was sorry. A — . 

Hooray For What. Ed Wynn is being 
cute again. Some people think he's 
funny — maybe we're just an old .sourpuss. 
Paul Haakon's dancing may be art to you, 
but to us it's pretty sad. C. 

I'd Rather Be Right. No show could be 
as good as this one is cracked up to be. but 
George M. Cohan is still wonderful. B4-. 

Caesar is so good you wouldn't know it 
was Shakespeare. It means a lot more 
now than the author ever dreamed of. A 

Room Service is the funniest play vft 
have ever seen. So there. A. 

Shadow and Substance is an excellent 
show. There's nothing light about it, but 
if you can take it, do so by all means. A — . 
Fairfax Weaiherchild 


Rooms Members of the classes of 1939, 
1940, 1941 who are now living 
in upperclass dormitories and who wish to 
retain their rooms for the next college year 
should notify the treasurer's office imme- 
diately. Any room which is not reserved 
by 4.00 p. m. Wednesday, April 6, will be 
considered vacant for next year. 

Shortly after the end of the spring re- 
cess, details will be announced for the 
annual drawing for dormitory rooms. 
Accordingly, students are advised to con- 
sider immediately their rooming arrange- 
ments for next year. 


Charles D. Makepeace '00, 


Pledges The Undergraduate Council an- 
nounces the pledging of EMward 
A. Mason '41 of Elmira, N. Y., to Phi 
Delta Theta and of Robert S. Morton '41 
of River Forest, III., to Psi Upsilon, 

Address Book Members of the class of 
1940 who wish to be con- 
sidered for the Assistant Managership of 
the Address Book should make such ap- 
plication in writing to Mr. A. V. Osterhout, 
6 Hopkins Hall. 

Fine Arts 11-12 All students wishing to 
take this course in 1938- 
39 should confer at once with Karl E. 
Weston, Amos I>awrence Professor of Fine 


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would take the tiucks much longer to 
reach the Ijurning fraternity. 

Should any houue regularly hoard more 
than twenty members, and, significantly 
enough, none of them do, they would he 
suhject to inn fire legulations. According 
to Fred Seymour, only two or three would 
stand (!ven a chance of fulfilling these re- 

Student indifference toward the chances 
they aie taking by living in most of these 
fire-trap fraternities, plus tlie dangers 
and weaknesses mentioned previously in 
this article combine to make a tragedy 
more than jmssible at Williams. 

Allen Gives Lecture 
To Conclude Series 

( Continued from Pint Page) 
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and the appearance of simplicity. Twain 
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No matter how meager her clothes allowance, the 
well-groomed woman always wears a fresh garment 
next to her skin ... for she knows that the same 
"social" security is gained from clean undergarments 
as from a refreshing bath. 

Whether business girl, debutante or housewife, the 
wide-awake woman of today does not permit a limi- 
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After all, the world's most attractive women — those 
of our own United States — know that crisp clothes, 
clear skin, tidy hair and neat, cared-for fingers are 
more essential than Paris frocks. 

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Baxter Will Addregs 
Worcester Group on 
v. S. Foreign Affairs 

President Baxter will 8|)eak l)efore 
the Worcester Foreign Policy Asso- 
ciation on "What Should Be the 
Foreign Policy of the United States" 
at u dinner-discuBsion of that group 
Wednesday, March 30 at the Hotel 
Bancroft, Worcester. Quincy Howe, 
editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster, 
and Dr. Raymond L. Buell, prominent 
foreign policy expert, will also address 
the gathering. 

On Monday, President Baxter and 
Charles D. Makepeace '00, treasurer 
of the college, will attend a regular 
meeting of the Finance Committee of 
the Board of Trustees at the United 
States Trust Company in New York 

Salve mini Says Hope 
For Peace Is Small 

(Continued from FInt Pwe) 
powers. Professor Salvemini said. 


Poles are milking both countries for all 
they're worth," he humorously remarked. 

Admitting that England would come 
to the aid of France if she were attacked. 
Dr. Salvemini predicted that Hitler is not 
fool enough to start a war with the French, 
but that France will Sf)()n be forced to 
fight Germany before Hitler becomes too 
powerful. "In this case, England will 
not feel obliged to help France," the lec- 
turer added. 

Der Fuerher has no territorial ambitions 
towards the West; he has his eyes east- 
ward. Professor Salvemini averred. This 
fact gives England a false sense of security 
and a certain sympathy for Hitler, it was 
maintained. "The Roman empire died of 
consumption, while the British empire 
may die of presumption," the visiting 
speaker jjointed out. 

Geologists to Make 
Western Expedition 

(Continued (rsm First P*g*l 
Oklahoma, proceeding from there up the 
Ap])alachian range to Princeton. The 
general geology division will cruise through 
the west and then head due east through 
the Central States to Pennsylvania, meet- 
ing the other gnmp foi' final meetings and 
the examination. 

Dr. J'erry will not go west I his year us he 
(Expects to sjjend part <)\ the summer work- 
ing with the Piilnwr Seismograph on 
(ailhquake calculations. 

Chuck Giftos '40 Wins 
Ping-Pong Tournament 

Vsimv (U'si'cnded on the Williams campus 
from an unexpected quarter last Saturday 
night when CiiiiHey (iiflos '40, teaming up 
with his l)n)tlief Ail, made the finals of the 
aimiiiil Berkshire' County ping-pong tour- 
nament iit Pittsfield. ConipU^tely out- 
classing their opponents :it every turn, 
the (iiftos pair (raptured the coveted 
doubles rihlion in a thrilling exhibition of 

Aftirr eliminating hist y(rar's title-holder 
in the .semi-finals of the singles, Charley 
made it a hahit by (doming up against his 
yoimger brother in the play-off. But this 
tinur Art. creeping out from heliind an 
eight-hall in the form of a 3-1 (hficit, 
went on to take the individual honors. 

Treasurers Initiate 
Co-operative Action 

Formation of a Treasurers' Committee 
(•oin|M)sed of Ireasurers from the sixteen 
social units wiis iroinpleled last Monday, 
in re8ix)ii!ie to agitation for such a move 
among the student body. Edward M. 
Dodd '39 chairman of the Undergraduate 
Council finance <!oinmittee, was designated 
as head of the new organization hy 
William G. Hayward '39, president of the 
council, while Robert M. Buddington '39 
was elected secretary by the committee 
which is to be a scimratc group from the 

Designed to enable pooling of infor- 
mation and exchange of ideas regarding the 
running of the respective houses, the com- 
mittee is at present investigating a co- 
operative purchasing plan, and the feasi- 
bility of hiring a business manager to 
handle all buying for the fraternities and 
the Garfield Club. A master income sheet 
is to be prepared after returns from each 
house have been examined, and will be 
utilized in the discovery of various finan- 
cial "leaks" in separate houses. 


(Continued from Second Page) 
In conclusion may I beg you to take this 
communication in the spirit in which it is 
written. I have no hope or intention what- 
soever of convincing anyone that these 
arguments are more final or valid than 
yours in the "open letter". However, 
since you are writing open letters to the 
president and the trustees, I feel it would 
be an injustice to have them accept your 
views as universal opinion on the campus. 
I sincerely feel, for the reasons just men- 
tioned, and others, that there are those 
who still see a certain amount of virtue in a 
compulsory religious service on the cam- 
pus. To call this to the attention of our 
president and trustees at the time when 
they read your "open letter", is the only 
point I wish to make by this communica- 


Theodore H. Noehren 'S8 
(Editors' Note: Our correspondent errs 
in his apparent belief that the undergradu- 
ates who urate the Open Letter in Sketch msh 
to give the impression that their opinions are 
those of the whole student bmly. They 
simply feel very sincerely that the present 
system is detrimental to the interests of 
Christian worship at Williams. 

The Open Letter was purposely designed 
ruit to reduce the whole question to the level of 
a sterile acailemic debate. The writers feel, 
ami justifuibly so, that if an institution is 
detrimental to the interests of the College, they 
should make no htmes about saying sn. They 
Kee no reason to CMWOct arguments in favor 
of a system that essentially is imlefensi))te. ) 




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Volney H. Wells, associate professor 
of mathematics, will wed Miss Doro- 
thea M. Hile of New York City on April 
2 in St. Paul's chapel at Columbia Uni- 
versity it was revealed Monday when 
Dr. Wells appeared at the Municipal 
building to secure a marriage license. 

Miss Hile teaches at present in New 
York City. The daughter of Charles 
Harvey and Dorothy Doyle Hile, she 
was born in Boston thirty-four years 

Professor Wells came to Williams as 
an assistant professor in 1922. Born in 
Michigan the son of Frederick B. and 
Ina Hunter Wells, he received his B.A. 
from Olivet College. Awarded a Ph.D. 
at the University of Michigan, he began 
teaching at Hastings College and has 
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University of Michigan, the University 
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Winter hibernation for tennis fans 
officially ends Monday wlien the Purple 
netmen meet Dulie University in the first 
match of the spring vacation trip through 
the Southland. 

Handicapped by tlie loss of last year's 
captain, Bare Kingman, and the varsity 
regulars, Bob Weller, and Chappie Gas- 
kell '37, the aggregation will give new- 
comers a good deal of action under the 
mentorship of Clarence C. Chaffee, the 
first full-time coach in the sport's history 
at Williams. 

Al Jarvis, winner of the New England 
singles crown last May and junior captain 
of the Eph forces, will lead the local net- 
men off on their pre-season campaign 
while such regulars as Gaynor CoUester, 
Lee Stetson, and Frank Caulk are on deck 
for another year. Following the contest 
at Durham, N. C, the tennis outfit faces 
the University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill Tuesday, and on Thursday encounters 
tlie University of Virginia at Charlottes- 
ville in the final game of the tour. Coach 
Chaffee termed the pre-season bout as a 
push-over for the opponents, but, "once 
we get used to being out-doors, we'll start 
rolling and should finish the oflScial season 
in good form." 

Eight To Make Trip 

Del Palmer and Jimmy Stanton have 
come up to the varsity from last year's 
yearling outfit, while Hank Paine and Bruce 
Burnham, of last year's varsity squad, 
complete the hst of regulars. Coach 
Chaffee plans to take all eight men on the 
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Brenton Brown '40 of Berlin, N. H., was 
recently elected captain of tlie winter ski 
team replacing Fletcher Brown '38, captain 
of last year's outfit. 

Specializing in jumping. Brown took a 
third in the meet held at Lake Placid and 
tenth in the Middlebury carnival. He al- 
so entered the downhill race in this contest 
and finished eleventh as well as playing 
among the leaders in the cross-country. 

Brown prepared for Williams at Deer- 
field Academy where he was captain of tiie 
winter sports team, on the school year 
book, and a member of the glee club and 
the tennis team. A member of the art 
board of The Purple Cow, he is affiliated 
with the Kappa Alpha fraternity. 

Gallagher, WillsLead 
Lehman Cup Scoring 

Sophomore Miler Favored 
to Take His Specialty, 
Ending Five Day Meet 

Friday, March S5 — With eight out of the 
nine track and field events completed, 
Pete Gallagher leads Ted Wills in the race 
for the Lehman cup, separated by a scant 
half point. The mile, whicli will be run 
this afternoon, is the sole remaining event, 
and with Gallagher, Wills, Jim Patterson 
and "Shadow" Gottschalk all still in the 
running, the race should provide a fitting 
climax to tlie week of competition. 

Because of his work in the mile on last 
year's freshman team and his victory in 
the 880, Wills is the favorite to win the race 
and trophy, but Gallagher, who captured 
the 60-yard dash and tlie quartci-mile, 
and Gottschalk will both attempt to score 
an upset. Jim Patterson, who is tliird 
with 14J^ points, will also run the mile, as 
may Bill Stradley and Bob Schumo, wlio 
have IIH and 10 points resepctively. 
Wills Takes Vault 

Beside winning the half, in 2:04 where 
he sprinted past Johnny Gllman and Had 
Griffin, Wills took the pole vault, clearing 
nine feet, six inches. Patterson was 
second. Bob Blauvelt tliird, and Gott- 
schalk fourth. 

Gallagher beat Gottschalk to the tape 
in the quarter in 53 seconds with Wills 
third, while Schumo, Patterson, Gott- 
schalk, and Stradley followed him over 
the line in the 60-yaid dash. 

Bill Stradley is the third double winner 
to date; he took the broad jump and 60- 
yard high hurdles. The liurdle time was 
8.2 seconds with Gallagher, Patterson and 
Wills following Stradley in that order. 
The winning broad jump distance was 
twenty feet four inches. Bud Boyer and 
Bob Schumo tied for .second, with Gal- 
lagher fourth. 

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Through the narrow walls of the cage 
buried behind Spring Street's retailers 
baseball is once more leaking into Williams- 
town. The familiar crack of horsehide on 
leather betrays the work of battery hope- 
fuls as Coacli Charlie Caldwell goes about 
the early season task of moulding a pitch- 
ing corps and a catching staff from a dozen 
men of assorted aiiilities. 

On the strong right arm of Huff Hadley, 
only veteran hurler on Captain Phil 
Stearns' squad, hang the Purple's hopes 
for the 1938 campaign. Beside the blister- 
ing fust ball that won liim laurels as the 
Ephmeii's second starter a year ago. Huff 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 


Nicolls and Shonk Battle 
For Squash Title Today 

Friday, March !SS— Jim Stanton and 
Dick Ely combined to annex the first 
Williams squash doubles title, downing the 
Overton-Bowen team Wednesday, while 
Pete Shonk and Bill Nicolls entered the 
finals of the singles by conquering Olav 
Anderson and Jim Stanton, re8|iectively, 
yesterday afternoon. 

Stanton and Ely had little difficulty 
taking the doubles finals, winning in con- 
secutive games, 15-10, 16-3, and 15-12. 
Nicolls provided the upset of the tourna- 
ment, however, when he tripped Jim Stan- 
ton, ranked number three in the college, 
three games to two. Against Anderson 
Slionk had no trouble taking his eighteenth 
straight game to enter the finals without 
having lost a game in his six matches. 
The finals will be played today. 

The Big When Hopkins Hall moved 
If" the Spring recess ahead one 

full week for the year 1938, 
they had accurate information that the 
season would open as the warmest and sun- 
niest in history. But the athletic depart- 
ment wasn't let in on the secret. The re- 
sult was the cancellation of the Spring trip 
because the nine wouldn't have enough out- 
door work to make a contest out of the 
Princeton, Lehigh, and Rutgers encount- 
ers. Anyway, when everybody gets back 
next April, if everybody gets back next 
April, the question on all our lips will be: 
How successful is Williams going to be on 
the diamond? This is easy. 

The The Royal Purple will have one 

Answer of the greatest seasons in history 

IF: Huff Hadley can keep op- 
posing batters from seeing his delivery and 
Ski Webb lives up to early season promise 
of having his best year at Williams; Field- 
ing Simmons can maitch the play of the 
man he used to sub for, Bill Moseley, and 
doesn't break both legs; Phil Stearns is as 
good a Captain as he wants to be and 
covers first like Bill Terry; Doug Stearns 
melts himself into the perfect keystone 
combination with whoever plays short and 
hits like hell; whoever plays short makes 
less errors than Stanton used to and will 
wear a cap when Caldwell wants him to; 
Sparky Seay is hot at the hot corner and 
really "sparks"; the outfield hits and 
doesn't think their gloves are bushel bas- 

(Oontlnued on Fifth PRge) 

Golfers Schedule 11 
Matches for Spring 

Entire 1937 Team, Little 
Three Champs, Return; 
Spring Trip Called Off 

April 28 Bowdoin 
April 30 Lehigh 
May 6 Yale 
May 7 Holy Cross 
May 11 Union 
May 13 Brown 
May 14 Dartmouth (a. m.) 

Harvard (p. m.) 
May 19 Wesleyan 
May 20-21 E.I.G.A. Finals 
May 25 Amherst 



With the return of the entire team which 
encountered no difficulty in annexing 
Little Three honors last spring, and the 
addition of three members of last year's 
undefeated freshman combination, the 
Williams varsity golfers will tee off April 
28 on an eleven meet schedule which in- 
cludes matches with Yale, Holy Cross, 
Brown, Dartmouth, and Harvard, in addi- 
tion to Amherst and Wesleyan. 

Captain Jeff Young will lead one of the 
ablest teams ever to perform for the Purple 
through its most difficult schedule in recent 
years. Five lettermen return, headed by 
Bob Jones, junior star who paced the field 
last year, and Frank Gillett, who per- 
formed at number two for the Little Three 
Champions. In addition, Bro Evans and 
Al Freeman will report when Coach Dick 
Baxter returns from Florida after the 
spring recess, while Frank Caulk, who 
divided his time between golf and tennis 
last year, will definitely be out. 

Sophomore Stars to Play 

Andy Anderson, college champion wlio 
alternated at number one with Butch 
(Continued on Sixth PaBO 

S tickmen Ready 
For Five-Game 
Practice Jaunt 

Season Prospects Appear 
Favorable, with Attack 
Returning Unchanged, 
Mid fie Id Strengthened 


April 30 M. I. T. Home 

May 6 Dartmouth Away 

May 7 New Hampshire Away 

May 13 Tufts Home 

May 21 Union Away 

After a week of intensive practict, Coach 
Whoops Snively announced Thursday that 
a group of over twenty lacrosse players 
have been included on the squad to make 
the spring vacation trip. The stickmen 
are scheduled to meet Princeton B team, 
Rutgers, Swarthmore, Lafayette, and 
Stevens on successive days, starting next 
Tuesday, to get them in shape for their 
regular season's quota of five games. 

With a wealth of material from last 
year's Purple ten, which took three out of 
five encounters, and with several promis- 
ing sophomores on hand. Coach Snively's 
chances for a successful season appear 
briglit. Tom Duncan, Johnny Warden 
and Dave Swanson are again on hand to 
make up a formidable attack unit, while 
the sophomore ace, Harv Potter, is ex- 
pected to greatly bolster the Williams 

Comfort to Play 

Russ Keller, wlio starred in the goal con- 
sistently during tlie 1937 campaign, is back 
at his cage post, as are defensemen Dave 
Pratt, Spence Silverthorne, and Walt Com- 
fort. Comfort was out all lust year follow- 
ing un appendicitis operation, but is ex- 
pected to earn a regular defense ])ost with- 
out much trouble. 

Leakie Means, Vandy Vandiveer, Jack 
MabGruer, and Gene Leff rts are among 
the returning lettermen who have re- 
ported for midfield duty. In addition to 
Potter, otlier sophomores who have re- 
ported are D<:c Knowlton, Chan Keller, 
and Ted Overton. 

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Starts Early Work 

(Oontlnuad from Fourth Page) 
has developed a deceptive curve and en- 
larged his bag of tricks throuKh dilinent 
summer work at an upstate New York 
camp under the watchful and far-sighted 
eye of Coach Caldwell, 

The catching burden will fall to Fielding 
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ca|)ablc batter with a strong urni, tlm im- 
posing Simni will have little tiouble in 
making it tougli for lookie receivere. 

Pete McCarthy, up from th^ ranks of the 
yearlings where he handled the majority of 
the work for Bill Fowlc, leads a group of 
newcomers hoping to wear the vamity 
mask which includes Ken Cook, George 
Ragatz, and Bill Dickei-son. Ski Webb, 
who has been doing side-arm lelief work 
for the past two seasons, is encouraging in 
his early season promise and may fit in 
nicely as the second regular starter, but he 
must expect plenty of competition fmm 
Danny Dunn and Ross Brown, two who 
split the freshman hill assignments last 
season, as well as from Tom Fitzgerald, 
Jim Adams, and Van Home. 

Well-Balanced Nine Seen 

Serious infield and outfield practice must 
wait until weather permits woik on the 
outdoor diamonds, probably not until 
after the spring recess, but a brief glance at 
the veterans returning as well as the lead- 
ing graduates from Bill Fowle's nine indi- 
cate a good hitting, generally well-bal- 
anced club. 

Cuptain Phil Stearns is at tlic initial sack 
with twin Doug at second. Pete Seay 
and Larry Durrell may do battle for the 
job at third, though it is likely Larry may 
be set to roam the outer garden. At 
shortstop Bill Nelligan has only Butch 
Schriber to fear as a serious rival, and if 
both men are hitting, one may be shifted 
back to give punch to the nine. Mike 
Ijatvis will start as the regular right fielder, 
while Bill Stradley, Williams' four-letter 
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Lacrosse Squad Will 
Make 5-Game Jaunt 

(Oontlnued on Fourth Fm*) 

A wealth of nmterial for attack replace- 
meiitB in also available on this year's 
squad, with Dimmle Drake, Hank HofT- 
inan, Johnny ArinstronK, Johnny Hubl)ell, 
Herb Fett, and Bob Shcdden all fiKhting 
for |)lace8. 

The stickmen are scheduled to meet at 
Princeton Monday afternoon, for a prac- 
tice session tefore they encounter the 
Timers on the followinK day. After their 
contests with Rutgers, Swarthniore, I.,a- 
fayette, and Stevens, the E|>hmen will 
disband on Saturday night. 

1937 Season Eventful 

Coach Snively's 1937 unit got off to an 
unauspicious start during their training- 
trip last spring by dropping games to 
Swarthmore and Penn. A superior 
Swarthmore teit crushed tlie Purple, 11-3, 
on April 8, while Penn took a 9-4 decision 
two days later. 

Prc-scason scores proved no indication 
of the success of the 1937 season, however. 
Victories over Lafayette, Tufts, and 
M.I.T., and losses to Union and New 
Hampshire gave the Purple their best 
season since the sport was established here 
twelve years ago. 

Booty Blake, who was chosen to captain 
the 1938 stickmen, is not available for 
duty, having been forced to leave college 
after breaking his leg during the soccer 
campaign last fall. His vacated post will 
be filled shortly. 

Little Three Championship 
Golfers Set for 11 Gaines 

(Continued from Fourth Pai;e) 

Schriber on the yearling team, heads the 
list of sophomores reporting. Schriber, 
medalist and runner-up in the fall tourna- 
ment, has not yet made up his mind be- 
tween golf and baseball, but Ray Korn- 
dorfer, runner-up in the New York State 
Junior Championships last summer, will 
also be on hand. 

Highlight of the 1938 schedule will be 
the Dartmouth and Harvard matches to 
be held here over houseparty weekend. 
With the exceptional material returning to 
Baxter's squad, Williams will stand a good 
chance of upsetting either or both of these 
teams. Yale and Holy Cross, the latter 
led by the youngest of the golfing Turnesas 
will present the greatest obstacle to the 

The team will not take a spring trip this 
year but, according to Young, most mem- 
bers are going soutli to practice during the 
spring vacation. Because of the early 
spring, the Taconic Course will be in shape 
two weeks earlier than in former years, he 
stated, giving the team ample time to wipe 
the rust off its collective game before the 
initial match. 

Gallagher, Wills Lead 

Lehman Cup Scoring 

(Continued from Fourth P««e) 
Dusty Surdam easily won the high jump, 
clearing five feet, eight inches without 
difficulty, while Ed Bartlett was second, 
with Schumo and Patterson tying for 
third. Bob Cramer threw the shot thirty- 
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John (ilover Williamson '11 dies in in- 
firmary. Hite '08, Johnson '08, Hanson 
'09, I^ooniis '09, Arnold '10, Graves '11, 
BiKgins '11 i)lay leads in "Dr Faustus". 

22 YEARS AGO— Williams - Dartmouth- 
Brown debate: Capt. 
Geer 'Hi, SchaufBer '17, Buck and White 
'19 debate anainst Dartmouth; Capt. 
Kepner '16, Kellogg '17, Tyng and May- 
tham '18 oppose Brown. Warner '17 to 
lead 1917 tankmen. McCurdy, Ix)gan, 
Keefer, Wilson '17, Hinman, Lindsay, 
Dayton '19 in finals of 'Log-'Tech debate 
contest to be judged by Prof. T. C. Smith 
and Weston. Palmedo '17 editor-in-chief 
of Handbook. Richardson editor-in-chief 
of "Cow". 

14 YEARS AGO— Livingston '26 stars in 
North Adams Wrest- 
ling match. Brewster '26 manager of 
basketball. Commons "25 is editor-in-chief 
of "Cow"; Huckel '25 is art editor. King, 
Adriance '25, Livingston '26, Nott '27 to 
coach intramural wrestling teams. O'Brien, 
MuUer, Brayton, Dodge '24 senior relay 
team win easily over Gray, Harris, 
Brewer, Tliomiis '27 for Interclass Track 

6 YEARS AGO- Slierwood, Page, Pal- 
mer '32 win first, sec- 
ond and third in 27tli Herbert Lehman 
Cup. Baseball Prospects Bright — Lan- 
kin, O'Donnell vie for shortstop, Fowle at 
first, Forbes at second. Markoski at 
third, Sheehan and Filley to pitch, Dyer or 
Fitche to receive. Sheehan '33 Basketball 
Captain for 1933. Hazelmeyer '33 to 
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On the Bench 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 
kets. And if the club gets the supimrt 
Williams ought to give it. 

Wesleyan Threat There seems to be 
(Again?) something that hasn't 

been answered yet. Oh, 
yes. What about the Little Three? Coach 
Blott has reason for t)ptimism. Gro.sver- 
nor. Cotter, and See are returning to 
baffle Eph batsmen; Petereon graduates 
to support the mound staff from the year- 
ling squad; Coote and Bogue, ineligible 
last .season when the Cardinals split with 
Williams, have mended their scholastic 
ways. This rounds out a very powerful 
club and will cause the home forces all the 
trouble anyone wants. 

Outlook With baseball the uncer- 

Not Cloudy tainty it is, and all kidding 
aside, the chances are not 
cloudy. Hadley has experience added to 
the skill he showed a year ago, Simmons is 
a capable receiver, and the infield looks 
tighter than in 1937. There is speed in 
the outer garden, and the only big question 
mark is punch. This is a problem no nine 
solves, professional or amateur, until it 
takes the field in its opening game where 
the chips really count. If Williams hits, 
Williams is going to win ball games, and 
this writer is one who k)oks for an im- 
proved club with a winning percentage. 
Amherst? Amherst is the same team to 
beat they always have been: strong, 
powerful, a constant threat. The Purple 
would do their best against Sabrina with 
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No. 3 

Three Courses 
Are Introduced 
Into Curriculum 

Baxter's Lecture Course 
in American Diplomacy 
Heads List of Changes 

Miller Is to Return 

French Department Will 
Be Completely Revised 
for 1938-1939 Period 

Complete reconstruction of the French 
department, the addition of three new 
courses, one of them a lecture study under 
President James P. Baxter, 3rd, of Ameri- 
can diplomatic history, and the return of 
John W. Miller to the philosophy depart- 
ment feature the curriculum changes noted 
in the recently released spring issue of the 
college catalogue. 

Eight courses are to be unbracketed, 
while two will be temporarily eliminated 
and nine will remain imopen. Philosophy 
5-6, formerly general psychology, will 
become Psychology 1-2 with no prere- 
quisites. Fine Arts 7 and 8 have been 
combined into a one-year course, while 
Political Science 15 and 16 have been 
extended into year studies of recent politi- 
cal theories and problems of American 
diplomacy, respectively. What is now IS 
will become 15-16, and the present 16 
course will become 13-14. Under Freder- 
ick L. Schuman, professor of political 
science, these studies will be given alter- 
nately, with 15-16 scheduled for 1938-39. 

In addition to President Baxter's new 
course, History 9-10, Geology 19-20 has 
been added as a correlating study of prob- 
lems in Geology. Advanced training will 
"be offered in English Composition 5-6 
which has previously been bracketed. 
French 5-6 Unchanged 

Every French course except 5-6 has 
been reorganized for next year. The soph- 
omore 7-8 study of the nineteenth century 
novel has been revamped to include poetry 
and the theatre. Two sections conducted 
in French and one conducted in English 
will take up Balzac, Baudelair, Chauteau- 
briand, Flaubert, Hugo, Lamartine, and 
Musset. All majors must register for the 
sections conducted in French, according 
to Elliott M. Grant, professor of romanic 

•■The junior sequential, 9-10, has been 
split up. In place of a year's consideration 
of the Eighteenth Century only, the seven- 
teenth century literature will be taken up 
by Professor Grant in the first semester, 
w^ile Michele A. Vaccariello, assistant 
Pi;ofessor of romanic languages, will con- 
tinue to give the Eighteenth Century 
study but only for the secqnd semester.: 
(ConUnuad on Fiith Page) 

Two Stories Selected 
For Magazine Contest 

Two stories which have appeared in 
Sketch during the past year, "Blessed 
Is it to Give," by Harry H. Benedict, 
Jr., '38, and "To Live and Die in 
Dixie," by A. Keith F. McKean '38, 
have been entered in a national con- 
test for college short story writers 
conducted by Story magazine. Prizes 
of $100 and $50 will be awarded for 
first and second places, while the 
winning entry will be published in 

Benedict's effort is one of his stories 
about the Portuguese on Martha's 
Vineyard, and is one of the few times 
when the author has allowed himself 
to introduce a bit of sentiment. Mc- 
Kean writes the history of a lynching 
in the South, revolving around a 
maladjusted youth. 

Brooks Helps North 
Adams Labor Drive 

Scholar's Point of View 
Explained to Workers 
by Williams Professor 

For the first time in North Adams' 
history, labor organization and Robert 
R. R. Brooks, assistant professor of eco- 
nomics, raised the flag of the C. 1. O. 
Tuesday night when a group of workers 
in the Sprague Condenser Company filled 
the fourth floor of the Knights of Pythias 
Hall to receive their charter of incorpora- 
tion as Local 249 in the United Electrical, 
Radio, and Machine Workers of America. 

With all newspaper reporters barred, 
over thirty Williams "sympathizers" 
dropped in to watch the attentive but 
unresponsive gathering receive Professor 
Brooks' support of its "historical step." 
About 8.45 p.m., when church was over, 
they saw Charles Dean, acting president 
of the 178 members of the new organiza- 
tion, slip up on the rostrum to greet his 
sweatered and gum-chewing "brothers 
and sisters." From beneath a shelf of 
thick black hair which slid down in Hitler- 
ian fashion he peered out over the crowd 
at a thin red light suspended in the middle 
of the room. When he banged his shill- 
elagh-like gavel, the faded American flag 
ruffled in its glass cage on the wall. 

As one organizer insisted it was "all 
carried out parliamentary" just as the 
earlier meeting when, in the face of a ten 
per cent wage cut, the workers voted 
46-41 for the C.I.O. affiliation. No one 
seemed to care that those who voted 
formed a small portion of the 1000 men 
and women who have been employed ever 
since Robert C. Sprague moved Up from 
Boston, to this low wage section. 

When a telegram of congratulations on 
the "splendid fight" failed to rouse the 
assembly, Al Stearns of Local 1206 in 
(Continuad on Third Page) 


Reporter on Quest Meets Mr, Whitney, 
Mr. Vidmer, Bum, Beauty — But No News 

By William H. Curtiss, Jr., '40 

'News, like gold, is where you find it. 
TJie problem in both cases is where to 

;One day in Manhattan in search of 
news of one kind or another took a Record 
r^Kjrter from Richard Whitney to Rich- 
ards Vidmer; from a Bowery bum to a 
Broadway beauty; from the Church 
Missions House to a theatrical bar. And 
still no news. 

Starting on his "Quest" way down- 
town, the writer found himself in the 
Center Street offices of Sewell Tyng '18, 
the Williams graduate who is Assistant 
District Attorney of New 'York, one of 
Thomas Dewey's right-hand men, and 
currently in charge of the Richard 
Whitney case which is causing a stir in 
financial quarters. Mr. Tyng quite natural- 
ly declined to comment for publication 
on the case, and just as the talk was 
sljifting to other things an assistant stuck 
hit head in the door and said that Mr. 
Tyng's next appointment, a Mr. Whitney, 
was waiting outside. 

Delays Whitney Appointment 
Tail, big, grave, emaculate, and look- 
iiig surprisingly unperturl>ed for a man 

Iiit )iis position, the financier and hi* two 

quite bewildered at having delayed affairs, 
of state, was ushered out. Mr. Whitney 
nodded, but even the morning papers' 
didn't report what he and Mr. Tyng 
tallced about. The reporter took the ele- 
vator, down. 

Mr. Vidmer, whose daily sports column 
"Down in Front" is a regular feature in 
the New York Herald Tribune, was found, 
neatly dressed, in a quiet office without a 
typewriter in sight, a condition far re- 
moved from that traditionally allied to 
members of his profession. He received 
this humble correspondent most cordially 
and talked at length on many aspects of 
his stock and trade. 

Gives Pointers on Columns 
"More good columns are written after 
midnight than any other time," he re- 
marked, "because to get the inside story 
on sports figures you've got to know them 
when their hair is down, instead of writing 
from the trite questions and answers of 
the usual dressing room interview." He 
also said that in writing his daily piece, he 
drew continually on the background form- 
ed when he was a reporter travelling with 
the baseball teams, following the golfers 
troupe, covering the football games, and 
living in the fight camps. 

tOtmnwt » lUlk reatl 

Revised Architect's Drawing of Fapulty House 

New plan of projected campus addirion providing for handsomer exterior, better 
light in main lounge, as approved by Buildings and Grounds Committee. 

Undergraduate Council 
Places Ban on Further 
Urchin Campus Peddling 

No more candy, gum, home-made fudge, 
or magazines will be offered for sale in the 
college dormitories or fraternities, accord- 
ing to a recent edict of the Undergraduate 
Council. Henceforth, youthful salesmen 
are banned from all college property and 
will have to way-lay their student victims 
on Spring Street or some more remote spot 
far from the vigilance of the undergraduate 

"We doji't want these kids prowling 
through our rooms all the time," was the 
explanation offered by William G. Hay- 
ward '39, president of the council. The 
treasurer's office was enlisted in the cause, 
and co-operation through the campus 
policemen, including "Mert" O'Dell, head 
of the force, will snppisedly ^id in stamp- 
ing out this practice. 

Orators Lose Close 
Debate with W. & L. 

Broadhurst, Evans Favor 
NLRB at North Adams 
Rotary Club Gathering 

Under the auspices of the Adelphic 
Union, Williams debaters encountered 
two strong opponents this week, losing an 
affirmative decision to Washington and 
Lee and presenting the negative side of the 
same question in a non-decision debate 
against Johns Hopkins University. 

Speaking at the Richmond hotel in 
North Adams Tuesday evening on the 
question. Resolved, That the National 
Labor Relations Board should be em- 
powered to enforce compulsory arbitra- 
tion in all industrial disputes, Austin 
Broadhurst and Cadwallader Evans, III, 
'38 lost a close decision, finally decided by 
the judges, after the audience had voted 
to a deadlock. Presented before members 
of the North Adams and Williamstown 
Rotary clubs, the debate was a part of 
the regular program of the Adelphic 
Union and was presided over by Philip 
R. Peters, Jr., '39, president of the foren- 
sic group. 

Contending that if the National Labor 
Relations Board were empowered to en- 
force arbitration in all the industrial 
disputes coming under its jurisdiction 
with the provision that all work must con- 
tinue while arbitration is in progress, 
Evans held that the effect would eliminate 
innumerable quick strikes. 

Cites Unsarisfactory Record 

Replying to Evans that any arbitration 
enforced under such a plan would be 
meaningless, David Miller of the negative 
declared that past compulsory settlement 
of disputes has proyep merely "an empty 

As second speaker for the affirmative, 
Broadhurst was emphatic in his contention 
that the element of force would minimize 
and in many cases prevent martial 
measures. John Jones concluded for Wash- 
ington and Jefferson by maintaining that 
the only way in which strikes can be 
eliminated is by appropriate legislation. 

Randall, Irish Speak Tneiday 
In the non-decision debate on the same 
question Tuesday night with Johns Hop- 
(CoBlinBad ea TUid Pa«a) 

Changes in Faculty 
Club Plans Approved 

Committee Reports New 
Project Satisfactory; 
Work Under Way May 1 

Revised plans for the new Faculty 
House providing a more handsome and 
balanced exterior and better light in the 
main lounge were approved at a recent 
meeting of the college Buildings and 
Grounds committee. President Baxter 
announced Thursday. Actual construc- 
tion will begin about May 1, weather 
permitting, with completion scheduled for 
sometime early next fall. 

A more satisfactory space allotment 
and scale are also incorporated in the 
revised plans as drawn up by Thomas 
Harlan Ellett, architect of the projected 
building. The committee feels that this 
new conception is more in line with the 
desired Georgian type of architecture than 
the plans issued last February when 
announcement of the building was first 

The home occupied by Professors Cm 
and Faison which now stands on the site 
where the Faculty House is to be built 
will be moved about April 15 to a position 
directly behind and to the west of St. 
John's Episcopal Church on Park Street. 
It has not yet been decided what will be 
done with the present Faculty Club which 
stands on the corner diagonally across 
Main street from the site of the new 

New Plans Differ Little from Old 
Aside from the improvements men- 
tioned, the final draft of the plans differ 
little from those^.o^ a n;onth or so ago. It 
was also annoujjfed that contracts for 
the job have beep awarded to the Elliott 
C. Brown Construction Company of 
New ''i'ork City. 

At the same meeting plans were drawn 
up to enlarge the parking space south of 
Jesup Hall to relieve the traffic congestion 
around the center of campus extra-curricu- 
lar activities. The present space will be 
widened in two directions, toward Pro- 
fessor Newhall's residence and toward 
Spring Street. 

Cornelius Kruse Will 
Speak on Pessimism 

Friday, April 8 — Dr. Cornelius Kruse, 
secretary of the Eastern Division of the 
American Philosophical Association, will 
speak at 7.45 p. m. this evening in Griffin 
Hall under the auspices of the Philosopi- 
cal Union on "The Cause and Cure of 

Dr. Krus^, at present head of the Wes- 
leyan philosophy department and a mem- 
ber of the faculty there since be won his 
Ph. U. at Yale in 1923, has spent the last 
fifteen years studying philosphical pessi- 
mism and is engaged in writing a history 
on this subject. The book will deal with 
pessimism in all its aspects, its effects upon 
the social structure of the world, and its 
results upon the characters of individual 
members of society. 

A frequent contributor to philosophical 
journals. Dr. Krus£ was one of a group 
selected to represent America at the 
International Congress of Philosophy in 
Paris last, summer. In his capacity as 
secretary he was delegated to report the 
sessions in the American Philosophical 

Faculty Decries 
Current ^Abuse' 
Of Cut System 

Dean Starr Sole Member 

Who Openly Supports 

Upperclasses' Freedom 

Privilege Imperiled 

Eight Professors Favor Im- 
mediate Abolition of Un- 
limited Cuts Policy 

Upperclassmen's privilege of unlimited 
cuts was threatened with possible aboli- 
tion at the regular faculty meeting Mon- 
day, when eight prominent professors 
registered their vociferous disapproval of 
the present "abuse" of this major Dennett- 
regime innovation. 

While no definite steps were taken, it is 
known that such faculty leaders as Pro- 
fessors Weston, Doughty, Grant, Grimm, 
and Long, among others, expressed their 
skepticism in the system as a constructive 
educational policy. President Baxter re- 
fused to comment on the meeting Thurs- 
day, but it is also known that he reported 
that Harvard officials similarly "worried" 
over the liberal cutting system there. 

Reports of the faculty meeting and tele- 
phone calls made late Thursday night re- 
veal that faculty sentiment is split on the 
question of immediate revision of the 
policy although the majority favor it in 
theory but are becoming increasingly in- 
censed at the way students are "abusing 
it in practice." According to one professor, 
"the faculty is less convinced of the virtue 
of the system than it was when it wasestab- 
lished some years ago." 

Starr Openly Supports System 

Dean Nathan C. Starr was the sole 
member of the faculty who openly sup- 
ported the present system at the meeting, 
basing his contentions on the observation 
that although the juniors are cutting more 
this year than last, the seniors are cutting 
considerably less. 

Others, however, stated that often over 
one half of their sections were absent, 
especially on Saturday mornings, and 
voiced their feeling that half-empty class- 
rooms destroyed the intellectual morale of 
both faculty and students. 

(Conlinuad on Third Paga) 

ThisWeek' Will Run 
Article by Schuman 

Tills Week, popular syndicated magazine 
supplement included every Sunday in 
such papers as the Boston Herald, the 
New York Heralil-Tribiweyumi a host of 
others having a coml ined average circu- 
lation well over the live million mark, 
features ah article in tomorrow'slssiie liy 
Professor' t-'rederiek L. Schuman entitled 
"War — This Year?" Reiterating his 
assertion that another \''orld War will 
come in 19.'!8, the 'Williams professor 
envisions a completely fascist world' if 
America does not come to the aid of the 
bcleagnred liberal democra'cies: 

Should the derooGintir po\*Ei« tombine 
in time to crush the totalitacbin' countries, 
conflict between England and America 
on the one side and Russia on the other 
may well result in complete destruction 
of the western world, in line with Oswald 
Spengler's gloomy prophecy. In speaking 
of the war itself, Mr. Schuman believes 
that the struggle by no means will be short, 
but rather should last until both sides are 
near the point of extinction. 

Last Wednesday, speaking before a 
Kiwanis Club lijncheon, the political 
scientist charged that "Britain has de- 
liberately condemned Europe to another 
world war," and asserted her foreign 
policy was aimed at drawing Russia, 
Japan, and Germany into a war which 
would end in mass suicide. Calling it a 
"desperate gamble," Mr. Schuman said 
the plan would probably end in general 
war, instead of the isolated conflict aimed 
at by Halifax. 

Saturday he will speak before the 
Buffalo Foreign Policy Association on 
"Germany, the Next Step?" holding an 
informal debate over Hitler's future plans 
with Paul Scheffer, Washington corres- 
pondent of the Berlin Togthlott. 


The Williams Record 

Published Tuesday und Saturday by StudenU of Williams College 

Entered at North Adams post utlice as second class matter Friday. April 8, 1938 
Office of publication: Excelsior FrintinK Company, North Adams, Mass. 

Vol n 

April t, 1*38 

No. 1 


The present unlimited cut system for juniors and seniors is in danger. 
Members of the faculty are becoming increasin)»ly tired of lecturing to 
empty seats. The resentment expressed at Monday's faculty meeting 
over the abuse of the free cutting privilege points to tlie possibility that 
the faculty may soon vote to make a quick return to the old system of 
re.stricted cuts for iipperclassnien. 

There is no need to go into the obvious fact that indiscriminate 
cutting is highly detrimental to the educational interests of the college. 
However, to those unilergratluates uninterested in education we would 
suggest that such cutting also shows a poor business sense. Why pay men 
several thousand dollars a year when attendance at their classes does not 
constitute even a quorum? Why pay $400 for tuition and receive in re- 
turn ordy a fraction of that in educational value? The undergraduates 
at fault are defrauding themselves and the college. 

In theory we favor the unlimited cut system for upperclassnien. 
But if they continue to abuse the privilege at Williams, we shall recom- 
mend to the faculty that restricted cuts for juniors and seniors be re- 


New England conservatism reared its ugly head this morning in the 
persons of Massachusetts policemen who banned the latest issue of Life 
from newsstands in many communities because of a widely publicized 
article on "The Birth of a Baby." Following censorship action on Monday 
by a body of state police commissioners in Boston, the authorities in 
Pittsfield, Northampton, Springfield, and other localities enforced the 
ban unless the article was deleted. Despite the enthusiastic approval of 
many eminent medical authorities, one representative chief of police has 
expressed his indignation by denouncing this "mufHed propaganda on 
birth control" as "nothing educational." 

We believe that this censorship is unjustified and that it is harking 
back to the old social taboos which hindered the campaign against ven- 
ereal diseases for so long. Dignified frankness is the oidy effective weapon 
against widespread ignorance and inhibitions in social relations. If the 
Puritanical Massachusetts commission must vent its spleen on popular 
magazines, why doesn't it censor the obscene pulps, which are sold at so 
many of the local newsstands? 

Cornelia Otis Skinner, Versatile Stage 
Artist, Enjoys Writing, Acting, Traveling 


6.00 p.m. — Gargoyle Society. Meeting 
with the Scarab Society of Amherst 
at the home of Dr. Frank Boyden, 
Headmaster of Deerfield Academy, 
7.45 p.m. — The Philosophical Union. 
Professor Cornelius Kruse of Wes- 
leyan University will speak on "The 
Cause and Cure of Pessimism." 
] Griffin Hall. 


3.00 p.m. — Harold Zulalian of Brookline 

will give a lecture-demonstration on 

Oriental rugs. Lawrence Hall. 
8.00 p.m.— Faculty Club. Mr. John N. 

Leonard will show movies of his 

world cruise. Clark Hall. 

10.30 a.m. — Reverend Sidney Lovett of 
the Church of Christ at Yale Uni- 
versity will conduct the morning 
services in the Thompson Memorial 
3.00 p.m. — Bach Choir concert. Lawrence 
, Hall Museum. 

•V S.30 p. m. — Reverend Raymond Blakney 

' will hold communion service in place 

!' of the regular Sunday evening vesper 

service in the Thompson Memorial 




The Undergraduate Council announces 
the pledging of William C. Tallman '41 
to Beto Theta Pi. 

Room Drawing 

The annual room drawing for the class 
of 1939 will take place in the treasurer's 
office Tuesday, April 12, at 4.15 p.m. All 
members of the class of 1939 wishing to 
live in college dormitories next year are 
requested to be present at that time. 

'Fresh Wax- 


A representative from the Massachu- 
setts Mutual Life Insurance Co. will be in 
Williamstown Tuesday. Any.seniors wish- 
ing interviews should make appointments 
with Bill Bennett in 5 Hopkins Hall by 
Monday afternoon at the latest. 

Actress, writer, traveler, and mono- 
loguist are words describing the attributes 
of Cornelia Otis Skinner, who will appear 
on the Chapin stage Tuesday night in a 
program of "Modern Monologues" as a 
special presentation of Cap and Bells, 
Inc. Not only is Miss Skinner a talented 
actress, but she also has written numerous 
full length historical plays, which she acts 

According to her father, Otis Skinner, 
himself a noted playwright and producer, 
her career was born when she appeared 
professionally for the first time in his 
production of Ibanez's Blood and Sand. 
She waved a fan in the second act and said 
a line. Since that time she has taken parts 
of increasing importance, including a 
major one in Clemence Dane's Will 
Shakespeare, which was produced by the 
late Winthrop Ames with Katherine Cor- 
nell in the leading role. 

The young actress was not content, 
however, with this career, but desired 
some fuller method of expression. At 
length she turned to monologues, with 
which she had experimented while at 
Bryn Mawr College. In these she found 
her delight and success, and soon was 
booked on tours throughout the United 
States and the Continent. She has appear- 
ed in every state of the Union, except New 
Mexico, Arizona, and Idaho. 

Bullfight Left a 'Bad Taste' 
An enthusiastic traveler. Miss Skinner 
started early by visiting Spain with her 
father, and there saw her first and last 
bullfight, which, as she says, "left a bad 
taste in my mouth." After the spectacle 
Mr. Skinner literally bought the clothes 
ofT the backs of the toreadors to use as 
costumes for the production. Blood and 

Miss Skinner speaks frankly of herself 
as a traveler. "I am the kind of traveler," 
she once said, "who is the answer to the 
prayers of those who make their living 
through tourists — from the railroad and 
steamship employees to the guides and 
souvenir vendors. I go to see all the things 
the guide books say I should. I buy 
souvenirs that I don't want and nobody 
else wants. And I send picture post cards. 
There is enough of the American hick in 
me to make me see everything." 

Out of the shadows of an .African jungle 
a native leader steps up before liis band. 
At a signal from him there cuminciices the 
beating of a tom-tom, and dark figures 
sway in time with the drum beat. A light- 
er-skinned girl takes a place hcsitlo the 
leader; a beam of light falls on her face; 
cats nearby stop to listen; she opens her 
inoulli and sings "It Was a Lover and His 
Lass" from Shakespeare's .Is You Like 
II, gnuled U+ l)y this reviewer. 

While to some the title of this column, 
"I'Vesli Wax," may call to luiml the top of 
a jelly jar, to others it will signify the 
latest recordings. Of course the coloured 
gal rcfcrieil to, Maxine .Sullivan, ami the 
b.iiid leader, Claude 'rhonihill, are no more 
natives and in Africa than arc Joe Clement 
anil The Purple Knights, although after 
the X.issau trip the two groups look some- 
thing alike, at least nuire so than pre- 

.Maxine tloes another good job on an old 
classic in "It Was a Lover ami His Lass" 
(Victor 2.S810). Slowly, softly, and sweet- 
ly, midst bird trills she sings "Sweet 
Lovers Love the Spring." The piece closes 
with a somewhat incongruous "good night" 
and what sounds like the closing of a door. 
The other side, "Dark Eyes," is graded B-. 

Jimmy Uorsey offers two good discs. 
In the (list combination of "Love Walked 
In" and "At a Perfume Counter" (Decca 
1724), both graded B, Bob Eberle handles 
the vocals. The tunes are good anti worth 
hearing. The second recording is "Two 
Bouquets," B+, and "Joseph Joseph," 
B, (Decca 1723). The latter tune is sung 
by June Richmond whose performance in 
this number is only fair. "Two Bout|uets" 
is of a not-too-fast, good dance tempo. 

Bob Crosby swings on Decca 1725 
"Grand Terrace Rhythm," B+, and 
"John Peel," B. The first number is ex- 
cellent swing helped along by fancy clari- 
net marmalade. 

"1 Never Knew" (Victor 25813), A-, 
and "Comin' Thru' the Rye," A-, arc 
in the offering by Tommy Dorsey. Up to 
his usual high standard. Tommy gives this 
disk a place among the best of the latest. 

In Goodman style Red Norvo presents 
"Jeannine" (Brunswick8103), B, and "Tea 
Time," B"l", both of which are good swing. 
Count Basic in "Now Will You Be Good" 
(Decca 1728), B+, and "Every Tub," B, 
wastes no time in an impossible-to-dance- 
to rhythm. The numbers are, however, 
great for the cats, with a few excellent 
piano breaks by the Count. 

Best bet for the week is Tommy Dor- 
sey's "I Never Knew" and "Comin' Thru' 
the Rye," with an average grade for both 
sides of A-. 


The Technicolor seems to be coming 

Flickers into its own finally as such worth 
while endeavors as The Gold- 
wyn Follies prove that in this medium the 
pictures are going to reach their final 
high plane. As a good "vodvil" this 
probably can't be beat, and with Andrea 
Leeds, the Ritz brothers, Kenny Baker, 
and Adolphe Menjou lending their re- 
spective talents, it makes very good 
entertainment. Though not a "must", 
there is still time to see it Friday night. 

Three stars, who should have given a 
much better exhibition, manage to en- 
tangle the threads of Saturday's double 
feature, when Man-Proof hits the sheet 
with Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, and 
Rosalind Russell doing most of the dirty 
work. Peter Lorre, continuing his vicious, 
melodramatic, cycle of Chinese stories 
will slay 'em again in Thank You, Mr. 
Moto, as the other feature. Cal gets .810 
here. Then Sunday comes what is likely 
to prove another galaxy-of-stars pictures 
with the inimitable (?) Dick Powell hold- 
ing most of the attention. What is really 
good about Hollywood Hotel is Benny 
Goodman, and the hottest jam session yet 
screened. For purely personal reasons, we 
think that the variety offered here rates 
it as .800. 

The Colonel 

Williams Club Financial 
Report Show* Reduced 
Deficit for Fiscal Year 

Showing a slight increase in income para- 
doxically accompanied by a shrinkage in 
membership for last year, the annual re- 
port of the Williams Club of New York 
recommends larger and more general sub- 
scriptions for the Williams Club scholar- 
ships and stresses the need for more mem- 
bers. The report was recently submitted 
by President Frank J. O'Neill '02 for the 
Board of Governors for the fiscal year 
ending February 28. 

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Brooks Helps North 
Adams Labor Drive 

(Continued flom Fint Paga) 
Telegram Has Little EfTect 

When a telegram of congratulations on 
the "splendid fight" failed to rouse the 
assembly, Al Stearns of Local 1206 in 
New York City offered counsel and ad- 
vice. "1 don't think it's quite time to try 
to take things over," he offered. 

Vivacious Beatrice Lipton, another 
importation, swung out for support from 
the women after she had warned the men 
of her husband's parting admonition to 
meddle only with the fair sex. Sisterly 
affection, fresh from the propaganda cans, 
characterized the florid presentation of 
telegrams of encouragement from the 
Phiico and RCA workers. A $25 check 
appeared with one hundred tickets to a 
union dance in New York and lots of red, 
white, and blue buttons. Added to this 
was the plea to "take the plunge with us 
and don't let yourselves be scalped." 

Dr. Brooks gave the affair an intellectu- 
al slant with his impressive listing of 
reasons for joining a national organization. 
The worker must protect himself, he 
noted, now that "it has become plain that 
depressions are coming so close together 
that they bump into each other." An 
independent union cannot "accomplish 
very much," he added, "when questions 
of wages and production costs are under 
consideration. Independent employee 
representation can be little more than a 
grievance organization." 

Expects AFL, CIO to Join Forces 

There is "every reason to believe that 
the A.F. of L. and the C.I.O. will get to- 
gether and stay together in the future," 
the former president of the New Haven 
Teachers' Local asserted. Right now, he 
added, "if the C.I.O. is violent it is be- 
cause its efforts to keep its followers under 
control have been nullified by the flagrant 
attacks and organized murder from the 
other side of the fence." 

Local 249 was officially brought into 
existence amid bashful silence when 
Thomas Dwyer, a Pittsfield labor leader 
from the General Electric plant officially 
welcomed the new members, solemnly 
swore in the officers and executive com- 
mittee, and read off the charter. 

When Matthew Campbell, president 
of the Westinghouse local in Springfield 
and vice-president of New England in the 
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine 
Workers of America, began rolling his 
thick Scotch burr, he lashed out at the 
State unemployment commission. After 
attacking the "peanut politicians," his 
bald, bullet head began pecking back and 
forth on the charge that John L. Lewis 
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Library Is Showing 
Examples of Binding 

Methods from Sixteenth 
Century Until Present 
Represented in Exhibit 

{The following article was written for 
The Record by Miss Lucy Eugenia Os- 
borne, custodian of the Chapin Collection of 
Rare Books.) 

In the Chapin exhibit for April some 
thirty bindings are shown, giving ex- 
amples of the work of fine hinders from 
the Sixteenth Century to tin; Twentieth. 

One case contains books open to dis- 
play doublures, or cover linings. These 
show the use of white watered silk, of 
white levant morocco took-d in gold, of 
green watered silk richly btamped with 
gold fleurs-de-lys, and of he ivy gold leaf 
elaborately stamped. 

Another case exhibits various treatments 
of edges of leaves. Here are to be seen 
specimens of fore-edge painting, so popular 
in an earlier day. Gauffred edges are in- 
cluded also, showing that i urious honey- 
comb effect obtained by tooling a design 
Continued on Fifth 

Cut Privilege Faces 
Threat of Removal 

(Continued from FilBt Page) 

Cite Indiscriminate Cutting 
One departmental head, who just this 
year came to Williams, said that an identi- 
cal system was in force at tlii; girls' college 
where he formerly taught and that its 
success there had made him an active ad- 
vocate of the unlimited cuts system. Here, 
however, the indiscriminate cutting has 
forced him to change his mind. 

In a telephone conversation Thursday 
evening Professor Frederick L. Schuman 
not only advocated the ]jrcsent system, 
but went the whole hog by expressing the 
opinion that no attendance whatsoever be 
taken in any of the classes. Paul Birdsall, 
former dean and associate professor of 
history, also upheld the system as it is 
adding that "it doesn't irk me in the least 
when students cut my classes and I don't 
think the abuse is great enough now to 
warrant change." 

Mears Worried over Morale 
Further telephone calls revealed that 
while Dr. Brainerd Mears, Ebenezer Fitch 
Professor of Chemistry, favored the pre- 
sent system in theory and had experienced 
no trouble in his own classes, he felt exces- 
sive cutting hurt the morale of the class- 
room. Professor George M. Harper also 
said that classes, especially in the smaller 
courses, are "devitalized by absences." 
Whether any definite steps on the mat- 
ter Vkill be taken in the near future is not 
known, but campus observers link Mon- 
day's meeting with evident growing facul- 
ty feeling that the "educational experi- 
ment" ought to be revised. 

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Debate with W. & L. 

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kins University, Williams was represented 
by Edwin C. Kendall '39 and James M. 
Irish '40. C. Hammond Brown of the 
affirmative initiated the evening's dis- 
cussion by maintaining that the N.L.R.B. 
would be the best necessary arbiter. 

Rendall, advocating governmental con- 
trol of unions as the only possible remedy, 
attempted to prove that the Labor Rela- 
tions Board was impractical. Zuker of 
Johns Hopkins cleverly built up two cases 
for the settlement of disputes, namely 
arbitration and fascism. 

Irish conducted the cross-examination 
for Williams, according to the Oregon 
system, and pointed out that there never 
has been and perhaps never will be any 
effective way of enforcing the verdict of the 


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Stickmen Beat 
Lafayette, Lose 
4 Other Gaines 

Purple Lacrossemen Bow 
to Princeton, Rutgers, 
Swarthmore, Stevens 
During Five-Day Period 

After gaining a 7-4 victory over Laf- 
ayette on March 30, and bowing to 
superior squads at Princeton, Swarth- 
more, Stevens, and Rutgers during the 
rest of its five-game spring vacation jaunt, 
Coach Whoops Snively's lacrosse team 
returned to college on Monday in ex- 
cellent physical condition to continue 
preparations for the official season's 
opener here on April 30 against M.l.T. 

The Purple stickmen showed a wealth 
of potential power throughout the trip, 
but were seriously handicapped by lack 
of practice against oijposing teams who 
have been scrimmaging since early March. 
Coach Snively was well satisfied with the 
results of the trip, declaring that "the 
whole squad learned a lot of lacrosse." 

Meeting a strong Tiger B team at 
Princeton on Tuesday, March 29, after 
only one day of practice there, Williams 
clearly showed its lack of offensive drive. 
Norm Findley, sophomore attack, paced 
the Tigers to a 7-2 win, while Harv Potter 
and Jack MacGruer tallied in the last 
period for the Ephmen. 

Come from Behind at Easton 

In the Lafayette game the following 
afternoon at Easton, Pennsylvania, the 
Purple came from behind in a rough and 
tumble encounter to finish on top, 7-4. 
Russ Keller and Spence Silverthorne bore 
the brunt of defensive, assignments, while 
Tom Duncan and Johnny Hubbell each 
scored twice. IJill Brown, Leaky Means, 
and Dave Swanson also added to the 
Williams total. 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 

Tom Walsh Wins Prize 
For 76-Pound Sailfish 

Torn Walsh came back from a 
Palm Beach vacation last week beam- 
ing with pride. Revealing a swollen 
wrist and a photograph, he told of a 
thrilling thirty-five minute battle on 
the Florida waters, in which he sub- 
dued a 76-pound sailfish to win the 
West Palm Beach Fishing Club 
trophy in that class. 

But, as Tom put it, "There's some- 
thing fishy about every fish story." 
He related that in the fight the bill 
of the fish was broken, reducing its 
length to 8 feet 4 inches. The old 
timers shook their heads; if the broken 
section had been more than four 
inches, it would have shattered the 
year's record. 

Nevertheless, Tom figured "he was 
pretty lucky." The contest, which 
lasted from Noveinber 1 to March 31 
cl().sed only an hour after he made 
the catch. 

Faculty Will See Movies 
Of World Cruise Tonight 

iVlr. John N. Leonard, former assistant 
dean of the college, will show a series of 
movies at a faculty smoker this evening 
which he took on hisrecent trip around the 
world. The pictures will be shown in 
Clark Hall and will be followed by re- 
freshments in the Faculty Club. 

These movies, many of which are in 
color, include views of Kruger Park in the 
Transvaal, Johnnesburg Zoo, Rand gold 
mines, \'ictoria Falls, Upper Nile to Luxor, 
Dr. Noehren's Leper Colony, Calcutta, 
Darjoeling, Rangoon, Pekang, Bankok, 
Angor Wat, Honolulu, and the Golden 
Gate bridge. 

Plans for the next entertainment by the 
Faculty Club are already under way with 
Professor R. R. R. Brooks scheduled to 
speak on the National Labor Relations 
Board, Friday, April 29. 

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Baseball Nine Holds 
Initial Outside Drill 

Simmons Returns After 
Year's Lay-Off; Webbe, 
Dunn to Aid on Mound 

The sun having finally found its way 
hack to this Berkshire fastness, some thirty 
odd baseball candidates shook the dust 
of the cai;e from their cleats Thursday and 
ventured outdoors for their first workout 
of the year on the Weston Field diamond. 
With the Army contest, first of a seven- 
teen game schedule, only a week hence, 
Charlie Caldwell set his squad immediately 
to work in the familiar hit and run prac- 
tice routine. 

What information can be gleaned at this 
early date indicates that Williams will have 
a fast and experienced team in the Held with 
probable hitting strength still a doubtful 
factor. Captain Phil Stearns and five other 
veterans form the backbone of the nine 
which will be on hand when the first ball 
is tossed in down the Hudson at West 

The eleventh hour decision of Danny 
Dunn, who did most of Bill Fowle's 
mound work last year, to play baseball 
this spring instead of following other pur- 
suits considerably bolsters the pitching 
stafiF. He and Ski Webbe will support Huflf 
Hadley, the only returning mound veter- 
an, who is slated to do most of the season's 

Schriber to Play Golf 

Butch Schriber, another sophomore who 
has been undetermined as to his spring 
activity, has finally decided to play golf, 
thus decreasing the number of likely in- 
field candidates. 

The only obvious question as to line-up 
at this point is who will share the outfield 
duties with veterans Bill Stradley and 
Larry Durrell. Coach Caldwell is looking 
for the strongest hitter available and has 
so far focused his attentions on the sopho- 
mores, Skipper Fox and Danny Dunn. 
AU-Veteran Infield on Hand 

Phil Stearns leads the all-veteran in- 
field from his first base post with his broth- 
er Doug, who was pasting the offerings of 
battery practice Thursday, holding down 
second. Hi Nelligan is expected to furnish 
no end of color from his short-stop post 
while PeteSeay, a .300 hitter last year, will 
play third. Fielding Simmons, returning to 
the wars after a season's lay-off is the num- 
ber one catcher and distinguished himself 
Thursday by his speed in the base lines. 

Nothing much of particular interest has 
issued from the outdoor workouts except 
considerable speculation as to which one 
of the track squad will be the first to meet 
up with a foul tip while running in front of 
the grandstand. 


Color Every ball club needs color. 

Coining Up It's an excuse for losing and 
a reason for winning. The 
Cardinals and the Yanks have used ■ it- 
to win games in which they had no more 
chance at victory than Joe Louis has of 
being the White Hope of the century, and 
the Dodgers have been clicking turnstiles 
for generations with nothing else but the 
bravado of indefinable "color." It looks 
now as though this year Williams may 
have its own little individual, intercol- 
legiate bit of the elusive stuff. It's called 
William (Hi! O'Malley) Nelligan, and it 
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Millard of North Adams] 
Wins A.A.U. Mat Crown 

Francis Millard of the North Adams 
Y.M.C.A., who wrestled Harvey Potter 
to a "no fall" decision during the past 
season, was voted the country's outstand- 
ing wrestler by Amateur Athletic Union 
officials after he had annexed the 134- 
pound national amateur crown at Lancas- 
ter, Pa., Saturday night. 

Millard wrestled Potter for fifteen 
minutes early in January in a practice 
match with no referee or definite time 
limit and with neither man gaining any 
advantage or taking a fall. 

The only Massachusetts representative 
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led seven men, throwing three of these in 
his championship climb. As a result of his 
victory, the 134-pound champion will au- 
tomatically become a member of the 
United States wrestling team which will 
journey to Sweden this summer under the 
auspices of the A.A.U. 

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Exhibition Close Sunday 

(Continued from Fitth Page) 
Karl E. Weston, Amos Lawrence Pro- 
fessor of Fine Arts; Franzo H. Crawford, 
Thomas T. Read professor of physics; 
and Dr. Walter Kilham, of the Bennington 
College art department, will serve as 
judges for the contest. There is an entrance 
fee of $.75. 

Courtmen Drop 
Three, Triumph 
In Lone Match 

Tennis Team Suflfers 9-0 
Drubbing from North 
Carolina, Defeats Duke 
and Loses to Virginia 

Three defeats out of four starts on the 
vacation junket to the Southland gave the 
varsity tennis team a considerably poorer 
reputation than it deserves. Beaten twice 
in a row in love matches by the champion 
University of North Carolina outfit, the 
local netsters also bowed to Virginia, and 
scored their lone triumph over Duke by a 
close S-4 decision. 

Complete lack of outdoor practice put 
Coach Chaffee's team under a considerable 
handicap in comparison to the southerners 
who have played on clay courts all winter 
long. The meteoric and unexpected rise of 
the star sophomore athlete, Jimmy 
Stanton, from cellar position to number 
three, acted as a consolation for the shaken 
pride of the New Englanders, while the 
steady improvement of the other seven 
players during the vacation week augurs 
well for a repetition of last year's success- 
ful season. 

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Reporter Finds No News In 
Vidmer, Bum, and Beauty 

(Contlnu«l from Fizst P.O.) 

"Football is the most ticklish sport to 
write about," the columnist said, explain- 
ing that if he calls a team good it puts the 
coach on the spot, if he says it is bad the 
graduate manager howls that nobody 
will come to the games, and If he notes that 
the material is poor, the alumni rise up 
and say their alma mater gets just as good 
boys as any other institution. 
Classifies Williams 

He also classed college football policies 
in three groups: one that is openly pro- 
fessional, offering courses in Bible and 
penmanship for truck drivers, another 
that offers scholarships to deserving ath- 
letes but requires a scholastic standard, 
and the third in which such places as Johns 
Hopkins lean over backwards to remain 
simon-pure. Mr. Vidmer placed Williams 
somewhere in between the last two. 

Putting his feet comfortably on his 
desk, he said in passing that college 
journalists would do well to refrain from 
overly criticising their teams. "Nobody 
has the right to blast an amateur per- 
former," he said, "but professionals are a 
different matter." He also mourned that 
his position was not without its drawbacks, 
saying that he had addressed twenty-two 
dinners since January and "I've eaten 
more mashed potatoes than any man 

Calls Louis to Win 

Before ending the conversation, base- 
ball. Bill Terry, and boxing came in for 
their share of discussion, and as the re- 
porter was leaving Mr. Vidmer made his 
only prediction of the day, that "Joe 
Louis will beat Schmeling in June — may- 

Back on the street, the writer was 
stopped by a seedy individual who wished 
money, not for a cup of coffee, but most 
originally to send his Congressman a 
telegram protesting against the reorganiz- 
ation bill. A sidewalk interview revealed 
that "I know I'm not much to look at, 
mister, but I'm a citizen." 

Further ta)k brought out that the pub- 
lic-spirited panhandler had once paid an 
income tax on $18,000 won in a crap 
game, a sum which had long since dis- 
appeared by the same route on which it 
had come. Truth or fiction, the irrepress- 
ible citizen got his money. The crap game 
was probably just around the corner. 
Finds Japs Are Undisciplined 

Weakened but willing and still seeking 
news, the reporter proceeded to the Church 
Missions House where he talked with 
kindly Reverend Henry A. McNulty who 
had just returned from his Suchow, China, 
mission with first hand reports of Japan's 
efforts to "civilize" the Chinese. "The 
Japanese armies are utterly undisciplined," 
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13-14 CouFM Split 

French 11-12, formerly a literature 
course concerned with the Sixteenth and 
Seventeenth Centuries, will be devoted to 
advance composition; 13-14, now a study 
of contemporary literature, will be split 
into two parts to be given in alternate 
years. In 1938-39, 13-14 will consider the 
contemporary novel, while 15-16 will take 
up the contemporary theater and poetry 
in 1939-40. 

Unbracketed courses include English 11, 
an investigation of Elizabethan literature 
which Nathan C. Starr, now acting dean, 
will direct. Philosophy 1 1 and 12 have been 
reopened for Professor Miller who will 
return from a year's leave of absence at 
the University of Minnesota. Italian 1-2, 
Latin S-6, Mathematics 13-14, and Relig- 
ion 3 and 4 are also to be resumed. 

Latin 7-8, which alternates with 5-6, 
will be bracketed together with Economics 
IS, English 9 and 16, French 1-2, Italian 
3-4 and 5-6, Mathematics 11-12, Public 
Speaking 3, and Religion 9-10, all of which 
were not given this year. 

Library Is Showing 
Examples of Binding 

(ConUnued iiom Third Fsg.) 

on gilded edges held tightly together in a 

An early chained book is shown, and 
beside it is an embroidered binding done 
on satin. The decoration takes the form of 
a woman's portrait carried out in intricate 
stitches, certain portions of the work being 
executed in fine wire bound with silk. 

Other bindings show the use of velvet 
ornamented with silver, of painted strap 
work in Neapolitan style, and of morocco 
skillfully inlaid in floral designs in color. 
One of the most effective of the modern 
bindings exhibited is one of velluin tooled 
with a graceful peacock design in gold, 
this volume being a large quarto edition 
of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

rape wherever they go." He also told of 
the millions of non-combatants who are 
without food, or shelter and are plagued 
with typhoid fever. 

Back in the theatrical district the re- 
porter talked with a chorus girl and a press 
agent in the Shubert Bros, offices who 
were both sadly disillusioned as to modern 
college undergraduates. As a publicity 
stunt invitations were sent to any men 
in eastern colleges who wished to take out, 
for an evening of gaiety, one of the ladies 
of the ensemble of "Hooray for What?", 
current Broadway musical. Nobody re- 
plied, — and this writer was flatly re- 
fused — so there was no news there either. 

The day and night wore on, and even 
at the Stork Club where Walter Winchell 
and other Broadway celebrities held forth 
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Tennis Team Drops Three, 
Wins One in Southern Trip 

(Continued irom Fourth Page) 

Except for the redoubtable Al Jarvie, 
Junior leader of the tennis team, no Eph- 
man managed to win more than one match, 
while several failed to triumph in even one 
game. The principle defects in the squad 
were shown to be the perennial failure to 
follow through, slow foot-work, and gen- 
eral lack of polish. 

Jarvis, Stanton, Stetaon Win 

Opening against Duke last Monday, 
Jarvis, Stanton, and Lee Stetson handily 
won their singles, taking the games in 
straight sets. The doubles combination of 
Jarvis and Stanton, which will probably 
be the number one duet through the season 
triumphed, 6-1,7-5. 

North Carolina, undefeated since May 
in 1935, continued the splendid record in 
the opening match of its 1938 season, 
trampling over the Williams representa- 
tives, 9-0, on two consecutive days. Wed- 
nesday's contest was unofficial, however, 
a fact which lessened the sting of defeat 

Take 7-2 Thumping 

Virginia was the final team on the vaca- 
tion card, and welcomed Coach Chaffee's 
aggregation by administering a 7-2 thump- 
ing. Al Jarvis won his second singles match 
of the week by a 6-3, 6-4 score. Stetson and 
Paine teamed up to win the doubles handi- 
ly, while the Jarvis-Stanton duo fell for the 
third successive time. 

Disastrous as the record is. Coach 
Chaffee nevertheless expressed sufficient 
confidence in his team to say that it might 
beat the strong Dartmouth and Harvard 
^uads, as well as win the Little Three 
crown. Such veterans as Paine, Collester, 
and Caulk went through the trip in good 
fbape and should have permanent posi- 
tions on the net team, while comparative 
newcofiiets like Burnham, Palmer, and the 
ffery Stanton will probably play in most 
of the twelve scheduled matches. 

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Lacrosse men Winl, 
Lose 4 over Recess 

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With Harv Potter out of the game be- 
cause of an ankle injury, Swarthmore 
rolled up an easy 10-6 win on Thursday. 
The Little Quakers had no trouble pene- 
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It was the same story Friday at Ho- 
boken. New Jersey, against Stevens. 
Duncan led the scoring with two to his 
credit, followed by Means, MacCiruer, 
and Potter, who each got one goal while 
the Engineers ran up their 10-5 victory. 

Although Rutgers beat the Ephmen, 
1 1-2, this final game was not without its 
more cheerful side. Through a mix-up 
in substitutions, the Purple team in- 
advertently played the last six minutes of 
the first half with an extra man. On several 

qccasions with a Williitms player in the 
penalty box, the well-trained Rutgers 
attack could not understand why their 
extra-man play met with such little 
success. Harv Potter was responsible for 
both Williams goals, playing in the attack 
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No. 4 

College Meeting 
Will Vote Honor 
System Change 

Proposed Revisions Meet 
Faculty Approval, Are 
To Modernize Charter 

Gathering Thursday 

Whitaker Will Oflfer Re- 
novations for Student 
Decision in Chapin Hall 

Six revisions in the Honor System 
constitution, to bring that document up 
to date, and to help seniors taiiing compre- 
hensives, have been approved by the 
faculty and will be voted upon by under- 
graduates at a college meeting Thursday 
evening at 7.30 in Chapin Hall, Edward 
A. Whitaker '38, head of the Honor System 
committee, announced Sunday. The 
changes are the first to be made in the 
document since 1921. 

Hour tests are defmed and limited to 
not more than two a semester in each 
course, while the former provision for 
making public the names of all students 
guilty of violating the Honor System has 
been deleted. Although major examina- 
tions at the end of the senior year will 
take three hours, the new amendment, 
if adopted, will enable seniors to spend 
longer than that on the comprehensive 
if they so desire. 
The full text of the revisions follows: 

(1) In article II, section 3, add after 
the words "in no case" the words "except 
in that of the Major Examination at the 
end of the senior year," and add after 
the words "other examinations," the words 
"or hour tests." It will then read: 

"The instructor shall announce before- 
harid llie time that will be allowed to com- 
plete an examination or hour test, said 
time in no case, except in that of the Major 
Examination at the end of the senior year, 
to be more than three hours for final ex- 
aminations, and one hour for each of the 
hour tests. The nature of the paper is to 
be adjusted to meet these requirements." 

(2) The present section 4 of Article II 
be changed to Section 5. 

(3) Insert as Section 4 of Article II 
the following: 

"An hour test is hereby defined as a 
written examination on review material 
lasting more than thirty-five minutes." 

(4) Strike out Sections 3, 4, and 5 of 
Article IV, which read as follows: 

Section 3. "The chairman of the Honor 
System shall make a report of the activi- 
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Debaters Will Oppose 
Elmira Forensic Team 

Austin Broadhurst '38 and Bernard 
S. Witkower '39, representing the 
Williams Adelphic Union, Will oppose 
a debating team from Elmira College, 
Elmira, New York composed of Miss 
Marion Cruickshank and Miss Janet 
Stevens this afternoon at 4.00 p.m. 
in Griffin Hall. 

This debate will be the third in 
succession in which Williams' orators 
have argued the negative of the ques- 
tion, Resolved, That the National 
Labor Relations Hoard should be 
empowered to enforce compulsory 
arbitration in all industrial disputes. 

Candidates for 1942 
Take Aptitude Test 

Williams Requires Spring 
Exam for Prospective 
Freshmen by New Plan 

Prospective members of the class (if 
1942 gathered Saturday in the nation's 
examination centers to take the first 
springtime scholastic aptitude tests ever 
given, while Director of Admissions 
Charles R. Keller returned home to 
recuperate from a gruelling grind of inter- 
views with his third crop of potential 

After visiting eight schools in the vicin- 
ity of New York City, and attending the 
regular April meeting of the College 
Entrance Examination Board, Mr. Keller 
was prevented from continuing his journey 
to the Philadelphia area by adverse 
weather conditions. 

Are More Than Check 

Under the newly devised system of 
springtime scholastic aptitude tests, the 
results "give worthwhile information at 
a time when it will he mo^t valuable.' 
asserted the Williams director of admis- 
sions. These examinations, which include 
special tests in mathematics and foreign 
languages, as well as in general knowledge 
are to be used by the committee on ad- 
missions and the committee on student 
aid in the planning of freshman courses. 
Unlike past practice, these tests will form 
more than a mere check on students who 
have already entered. 

Only applicants from a few selected 
schools failed to take the aptitude exam- 
inations on Saturday. These will take the 
regular scholastic tests in June, while the 
September examinations will be dropped 

The new arrangement, which includes a 
study of the applicants' knowledge in 
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Four Williams Professors are Subject 
To Army Call if the U, S. Goes to War 


If war comes to Europe this year and 
if the United States is eventually to be 
drawn into the struggle, as Professor 
Frederick Schuman predicted in This 
Week Sunday, three members of the Wil- 
liams faculty, reserve officers, will be 
subject to immediate call to Pittsfield, 
Washington, D.C., and Fort Bragg, 
North Carolina, while a fourth, retired 
to the inactive status, will have thirty 
days to report to Edgewood Arsenal, 
Maryland, or to resign from the O.R.C., 
a Record survey revealed last week. 

When the United States finds itself at 
war, "having fallen between two stools," 
or when she must "resist to the death a 
world-in-arms against it," Professors 
Elmer I. Shepard, Carl W. Johnson, and 
Bertrand Fox will be called immediately 
to their respective assignments. Professor 
Brainerd Mears will have thirty days in 
which to make the trip to Maryland to 
assist in the chemical warfare branch, or 
to retire from active service. 

Although at the present time the peace- 
time military set-up of the nation is but 
a skeletal structure, in the event of a 
declaration of war, it is capable of imme- 
diate expansion, aind the call of the four 
Williams profess%;8 would be significant 
factors in this expansion. 

If Dr. Mears chose to report for duty, 
he would be assigned to the Edgewood 
Arsenal, the only chemical warfare sta- 
tion in the United States. Here all the 
nation's war gases and gas masks are 
made, Tvhile it is also the official training 

A. Todd '40 

station for men who will be engaged in 
the chemical end of war. The nature of 
his assignment is such that he will assist 
in analytical work and a.ssist in teaching 
the chemistry of war gases and gas masks. 
If the United States is attacked, he indi- 
cated, the arsenal is exceedingly vulner- 
able, and would have to be moved inland. 
Dr. Johnson would be called to the 
Adjutant General's office in Washington, 
where he would be assigned to the Class- 
ification of Personnel, one of the functions 
of that office. This department is divided 
into two parts, enlisted personnel, and 
officer personnel, both involving procure- 
ments, classification, and assignment to 
schools, military camps, and the like. 
Since the army constitutes the first line 
of defense, this department is arranged so 
that it may immediately spread out in 
the event of a national crisis. 

• Mr. Shepard is a lieutenant colonel in 
the 390th Artillery with headquarters 
at Pittsfield. If war is declared, his battal- 
ion will move immediately to Fort Bragg, 
North Carolina, the main eastern artillery 
training school. Though not officially 
designated to such a position, Mr. Shepard 
would assist in the mathematical end of 
artillery, its regulation, and adjustment. 
Mr. Fox, a lieutenant in the 419th Infan- 
try, would be called to Pittsfield. Whether 
the United States sent forces abroad or 
defended at home, he regretfully an- 
nounced that his assignment was "up 
with the machine guns." 

Course Registration 
To Open INext Week 

Students Must Arrange 
Schedules by April 30; 
Honors Study Explained 

Preparations this week for handling 
course registrations for the three lowest 
classes between Monday, April 18, and 
Friday, April 29, has resulted in selection 
of a corps of faculty registration officers, 
and notification to fiftj-two sophomores 
that they qualify for the honors degree. 

During this twelve day period every 
student must see his faculty registration 
officer whose name will be given on the 
registration card which may be procured 
at the (leans' oflice. These cards must be 
returned to the office, according to Acting 
Dean Nathan C. Starr, as soon as they 
have been filled out. Failure to do so will 
mean the imposition of a five dollar fine. 

Members of the class of 1940 must 
select as a major some field in which they 
have a C average in the prerequisite. 
They will take the second course in the 
departmental sequence as well as the 
parallel course or its alternate. Correla- 
tion courses may be taken in either the 
junior or senior years, but students are 
advised to look out for possible conflicts 
with senior electives if the correlation 
course is postponed until the last year. 
'Training' in New Plan 

Theodore C. Smith, dean of the faculty, 
who prepared the first ex])lanatory state- 
ment to honors degree candidates that 
has ever been sent out, has suggested the 
need for a better understanding of the 
operation of the honors system. The 
present set-up, he told The Record, 
"attempts to do more for the student" 
than the former organization of honors 
work which was revised prior to the intro- 
duction of comprehensive examinations. 

The new system, he added, "includes 
an element of training in addition to 
individual undertp''-i""=. The self-study 
work is supposed to interest the student, 
but if the honors degree is to stand higher 
than the regular degree, there must be 
an element of group training," even if it 
comes after the theses have been com- 

Special consultations with Professor 
Smith or Dr. John H. Roberts, chair- 
man of the committee on the honors 
degree, can be arranged this week. 

Dr. Kruse of Wesleyan 
Addresses Griffin Hall 
Audience on Pessimism 

"True philosophical pessimism, not the 
brand that results from a temporary mal- 
adjustment of the liver, comes from a clash 
between fact judgment and supreme value 
judgment," stated Dr. Cornelius Kruse 
in a talk on "The Cause and Cure of Pessi- 
mism" which he delivered in Griffin Hall 
Friday evening before the Philosophical 

Dr. Kruse, head of the Wesleyan phil- 
osophy department, who is engaged in 
writing a book on the history of pessimism, 
showed that there can be as many types 
as there are frustrations of man's highest 
goods. In illustration he said that one 
man's highest good might be a society of 
peace and justice, which ideal would be 
shattered on discovering that his fellow 
men were a bunch of "yahoos." Another's 
goal might be personal perfection, but 
this, too, would be defeated when he found 
he knew good, but was unable to follow it. 
Another's hopes might be for complete 
personal freedom, which would inevitably 
be nullified on finding the world ruled by 
fate or determinism, the speaker asserted. 
When such highest goods are frustrated 
or jeopardized, pessimism follows, even 
unwillingly, for at that point, fact judg- 
ment clashes with an individual's primary 
value judgment. 

For the cure of pessimism, the secretary 
of the Eastern Division of the American 
Philosophical Association prescribed an 
attack on the validity of fact judgment. 
He stated that truth is often not known, 
and that greater knowledge may reveal 
that the value judgment is not menaced, 
or that a lowering of values can also pur- 
chase optimism. In concluding, Dr. Krus6 
said, "The only real way to overcome 
pessimism while retaining a high value 
judgment, is to have a strong religious 
faith, faith to believe that such a standard 
is not a human idiosyncrasy, but that 
there is an answering force working toward 
the achievement of that same end." 

Versatile Actress, Author 
To Give Recital Tonight 


C. I. O. of Bennington 
Here Brooks Speak 

Robert R. R. Brooks, assistant pro- 
fessor of economics, late this week turned 
his interest in local labor activities from 
the North Adams drive for a C.I.O. union 
to a revival of the activities of the Central 
Labor Council in Bennington, Vt. During 
a Friday mass meeting of three locals in 
the clothing, furniture, and textile trades, 
Professor Brooks explained the recent 
events at the Sprague Condenser Plant 
in North Adams. 

The C.I.O. units in Vermont allowed 
their work to lapse during the winter 
month'j. On Friday, howo'.'er, or^ani?'^**? 
were brought in from outside districts 
and plans were made for greater activity. 

Since the Tuesday meeting in North 
Adams no further developments have 
taken place at the Sprague plant. The 
C.I.O. union, local No. 249 in the United 
Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers 
organization, is awaiting action by the 
Boston district of the National Labor 
Relations Board on a protest which has 
been filed against certain alleged practices 
of the management. 

Cornelia Otis Skinner Will 
Present Seven Modern 
Monologues in Chapin 

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Comedy, Satire, & Pathos 
Featured in Program; 
Old Favorites Included 

By Tai.cott Stanley '40 

Cornelia Otis Skinner, perhaps the most 
extraordinary personality on the American 
stage today, will bring to Chapin Hall to- 
night at 8.30 p.m. comedy, satire, and 
pathos in a program of her original 
"Modern Monologues." She comes to 
Williams, after man\- successful appear- 
ances throughout New England, as a 
special presentation of Cap and Bells, Inc. 

Somewhat disappointed in the limitation 
of regular acting. Miss Skinner turned to 
the monologue several years ago, and 
there found the self-expression she wanted. 
The fame of these monologues spread, 
until now she is internationally known. 
In the past decade there have only been 
two American actresses to score hits on 
the Continent; one was Cornelia Otis 
Skinner, the other Pallulah Bankhead. 
Named 'Sorceress' by Time 

The seven sketches, which she will 
present tonight, are taken from her large 
and ever expanding repertory, all of her 
own composition. Included in the program 
are several of the old favorites, which 
have brought her acclaim in fort\-five 
states of the L'nion, such as JInlel Porch, 
a grim drama; Homework, a hilarious 
comedy; the genial satire of Beinn Pre- 
sented; and Times Square, which expresses 
the whole keyboard of the emotions in a 
single sketch. The selections, from the 
more recent additions to her work, are 
Nurse's DayOiil, The Vanishing Red Man, 
and On a Beach at Barbados. 

In addition to her monologues, .Miss 
Skinner, called a "top-notch sorceress" by 
'Time Magazine, has achieved fame in two 
other fields. Recently she departed from 
her customary role to portray the Shaw 
heroine in a presentation of Candida in 
one of the East's principle cities. The 
success of the actress attracted the at- 
tention of Broadway, and she was asked 
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Liberal Lawyer Ernst Continues Fight 
Against Reaction; Heads for Libel Suit 

By John O, 

Fresh from battles with the forces of 
repression and reaction, Morris L. Ernst 
'09, who has made his mark in liberal 
circles as well as in the legal field, will 
return to his alma mater on Friday to 
deliver his third formal address. In his 
speech he will renew his barbed shaft 
assaults on Frank Hague's "I am the law" 
domination of Jersey City politics. 

An ardent opponent of the forces of 
entrenched greed and special privilege, 
lawyer Ernst has led the John L. Lewis 
Committee for Industrial Organization 
in its recriminatory struggle with Mayor 
Hague over the right to assemble and 
distribute labor literature. Only last week 
the "boss" of the New Jersey Democratic 
machine acceded to court orders, and 
labor enjoyed a field day after years of 
well supported suppression. 

Ernst, together with Arthur Garfield 
Hays and the American Civil Liberties 
League, for which Ernst is chief counsel, 
were branded continually as "conmiunistic 
invaders." Ernst retorted with denuncia- 
tions of both Hague and the Jersey City 
press and in a nationwide radio broadcast 
called Hague the "greatest radical of our 
day" because he is "going back on the 
founding fathers and the Bill of Rights." 
The charges filed by the C.I.O. against 
Mayor Hague were based upon both vio- 
lations of the Fourteenth Amendment and 
disregard of sections in the Wagner Labor 
Relations Act. 

When Paul Block's Pittsburgh Post- 
GateUe published its exposi of Justice 
Hugo Black's former afliliation with the 
Ku Klux Klan movement, Washington 
columnist Robert S. Allen retorted in the 
columns of the Nation. The real author of 

. Tomb '40 

the story was not the Block reporter 
whose name appeared in a by-line, Allen 
claimed, but a "onetime Hearst reporter 
now operator of a private detective agen- 
cy." This brought a $900,000 libel suit 
which Mr. Ernst, legal advisor to the 
Nation, is vigorously preparing to fight 
to the last ditch. 

Last spring Mr. Ernst took part in the 
series of test cases of the Wagner Act 
which came before the United States 
Supreme Court. As counsel for a dis- 
charged reporter, Mr. Ernst bested the 
defence of the Associated Press and helped 
strengthen the fight of newspapermen for 
Guild organization. 

At present Mr. Ernst is engaged in a 
test case which arose over Life magazine's 
four page description of child birth. 
When newsstand sales were banned in 
the Bronx, and elsewhere throughout the 
country, special copies were mailed to the 
district attorney b>' the publisher, Roy 
Larsen, to force the matter into the courts 
where Ernst will defend Life. Prohibitions 
on the sale of educational information, he 
believes, contravene the fundamental 
civil rights of American citizens. 

When New York carried out its first 
election for members of the new city 
council, there was strong evidence of 
fraud in the ballot counting. At the request 
of New York's Attorney General, John 
J. Bennett, Jr., Mr. Ernst undertook 
investigation. He cleared the election 
canvassers from charges of fraud, but 
asked for a police examination of the 
district election boards, and suggested 
that District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey 
carry the case to the grand jury. 


The Williams Record 

Published Tuesday and Saturday by Students of Williams College 

Entered at North Adams post office as second claaa matter Friday, April 8, : 
Office of publication: Excelsior Printing Company, North Adams, Maai 

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TnK Ri;(x),.i) takes pleasure in announcing that as a result of the 
first competition for the business Board, the following- members of the 
Class of 19U have been elected; Dana C. Ackerly of New York, N. Y., 
John W. Lund of Riverside, Conn., J. Robert Markcy of Bryan, Ohio, 
Edward A. Mason of Elniira, N. \'., Alfred B. Perry of Troy, N. Y., and 
William P. Rosensolm of Xew Uochelle, N. Y. 


One of the most sucri'd of the many sacred cows of higher education 
in America has been tlie maxim that life at college for both student and 
teacher should foster objectivity, which almost alone is considered the 
hallmark of the true scholar. The tragedy of American education has been 
the distortion of this {)rinciple by many teachers into an excuse for fleeing 
from the realities of the world into some retreat where they might spin 
out unmolested their fine theories ;iiid professorial stereotypes. Definite 
stands on the part of a few bold professors have raised the howl that such 
was inconsistent with the spirit of education. Behind this mask in Ameri- 
can colleges have been bred social narrowness and intellectual debility. 
This in turn has reacted on the students, who naturally have showed little 
enthusiasm for solving current problems when the men at whose feet 
they sat were at best but mildly concerned with the momentous problems 
of the day. 

The supremacy of the intellectually languid in American faculties 
has been felt at Williams College. Surpassed only by the apathy of the 
average Williams student during the gay days of the Country Club era 
was the lassitude of a large part of the faculty. Not that Williams lacked 
true scholars, for it probably had more than its share of men who were 
erudite and expert in their fields. But Williams did lack men who could 
come to definite conclusions and who were willing to try to translate their 
beliefs into realities. 

The relation between North Adams and Williams College reflected 
this unfortunate state of affairs. North Adams is a microcosm of the 
industrial regime that dominates America. It is a Massachusetts Middle- 
town, where may be found wealth and want, vice and virtue, civic pride 
and civic shame, and the jiroblems of political, social, and industrial 
management. Here was the perfect laboratory of life as a center for the 
studies of Williams students. But to this cheap and well-stocked labora- 
tory Williams was blind. Secluded from life under the shadow of Greylock, 
it was content to consider life in a vacuum. Academic freedom and en- 
thusiasm fell blighted before a curse greater than any reactionary board 
of trustees. 

The events that have shaken society during the last few years have 
had good eflfects on Williams and its faculty. The educators are themselves 
being educated to the role that they must play in the world of realities. 
Men of vigor are realizing more and more that the benefits of their in- 
sight and scholarship must be given to the public. While recognizing that 
their function inside the classroom is to raise questions and not necessarily 
to answer them, they feel even more strongly that in the world outside 
theirs is the duty to promulgate the solutions to problems which they 
have studied. 

The notable example of this awakening of the Williams faculty is the 
activity of Dr. Brooks in furthering the organizing drive in North Adams 
of an affiliate of the C.I.O. His work is .symbolic of a most important 
liaison that is being established between the intelligentsia of the country 
and a rising class. But he is not alone. Faculty members are playing an 
important part in town [jolitics, they are speaking to forums and clubs 
throughout New England and New York, they are writing for popular 
magazines. Our hats are off to these men. They are educating the Williams 
faculty to the proper function of American teachers in a time when the 
benefits of their foresight and social consciousness are sorely needed. 


Although communications may be published 
unsigned, if so requested, the name of the writer 
must in every case be submitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
ever, the facts stated, nor the opinions expressed 
in this department. 

To the Editor of The Williams Record: 
Dear Sir, 

I should like to correct an impression 
given in the last issue of The Record 
concerning my attitude toward the system 
of unlimited cuts. It was reported that my 
experience here had changed my attitude 
on this question. I made no such state- 
ment in the last Faculty meeting. I did 
say that the cutting seemed tomee-xcessive. 
But I expressly added that I had come to 
no conclusion. I still have an open mind. 
I should certainly not dream of coming to 
a decision on the basis of only one year's 


Elliott M. Grant 
Professor of Romanic Languages 

To the Editor of The Record: 
Dear Sir: 

An articleinthelastissueofTHE Record 
concerning a rule passed by the Under- 
graduate Council prohibiting small boys 
from selling food and magazines in the 
fraternity houses was written in such a 
way as to make the legislation seem overly 
harsh and unreasonable. Such was not the 
case, for due consideration was given the 
matter and an investigation made of the 
home conditions of each boy before the 
rule was passed. 

In all cases, it was found that this ruling 
would not seriously affect the families 
involved from a linancial standpoint. 
The tendency of some of these boys to 
annoy students studying in their rooms, 
the fact that such a rule applicable to 
College dormitories already existed, and 
the unavoidable temptation presented by 
unoccupied rooms — all tended to make 
such a rule seem practical and necessary 
for the protection of the fraternity houses. 

Phe Undergraduate Council recom- 
mended to the Treasurer's Office that the 
existing rule requiring permits for all 
non-student salesmen, including these 
small boys, be more rigidly enforced. 
This can be greatly simplified by the co- 
operation of the students. 
William G. Hayward '39 
President of Undergraduate Council 




4.00 p.m.— Adelphic Union. Debate with 
Klmira College on the subject. Re- 
solved, That the National Labor Re- 
lations Board should be empowered 
to enforce compulsory arbiliation in 
all industrial disputes. Griffin Hall. 

8.30 p.m. — Cap and Bells presents Cor- 
nelia Otis Skinner in her "Modern 
Monologues." Chapin Hall. 

4.00 p.m. — Faculty-student round table 
will discuss the question, "What will 
win the next war?" Griffin Hall. 
ll.,S5 a.m. — Reverend A. Grant Noble, 
D.I)., of St. John's Episcopal Church 
will conduct a special Lenten Service 
in the Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

3.00 p.m. — 1941 Prize Speaking Contest. 
Chapin Hall. 

7.30 p.m. — College Meeting. Subject — 
Honor System. Chapin Hall. 


Travel The Travel Bureau Competition 
for the class of 1941 will start 
with a meeting in the Travel Bureau 
Office in Jesup Hall at 12.40 p.m. on 
Tuesday, April 12. The competition is for 
a post on the board and carries with it a 
position on the S. A. C. senior year. 
Room The annual room drawing for 

Drawing the class of 1939 will take 
place in the treasurer's office 
Tuesday, April 12 at 4.15 p.m. All mem- 
bers of the class of 1939 wishing to live 
in college dormitories next \ear are re- 
quested to be present at that time. 
Seniors Seniors who are planning to 
attend the Columbia Law School 
should register immediately at the Deans' 
Office for the capacity test, which will 
be given at 1.00 p.m., Saturday, May 7 in 
Room 7, Hopkins Hall. 


Acting Dean 
Van Because of the fact that no 

■Veohten decision was reached in the 
first two series of the Van 
Vechten contest, it will be necessary to 
return to the usual practice of holding a 
third series. A short meeting of the six 
contestants is called for Tuesday after- 
noon, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Faculty 
Club to decide upon the date of the final 
series. Full attendance necessary. 
Freshmen All freshman public speak- 
ing .sections will meet in 
Chapin Hall on Thursday afternoon, 
April 14, at 3.00 p.m. for the freshman 
declamation contest. This will be the 
last exercise of the course. 
College There will be a college meeting, 
Meeting Thursday, April 14, at 7.30 
p.m. in Chapin Hall to vote on 
proposed revisions of the Honor System 
Constitution and Regulations. 
William G. Hayward '39 
President of the Undergraduate Council 

King Cal's The maestro of local cinema 
Domain has a lot to say to the world 
in general about the poli- 
cies of his Spring St. house of entertain- 
ment, and he has some good things lined 
up. First of all, Cal is seriously considering 
a brand new, only-one-in-the Northern- 
tier, air conditioning unit which will allow 
all the freedom that anyone who wants 
to smoke can wish for. At this time there 
is somewhat of a tradition about smoking 
in the theater for matinees, but according, 
to Cal it's the "ladees" who mind the 
smoking the most. 
One considerate Smoker did step into 

Keller Meets Prospective 
Members of Class of '42 

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three separate fields, grew out of a struggle 
for greater recognition by the proponents 
of the new comprehensive mathematics 
tests. Several years ago the mathematics 
section of the scholastic aptitude examina- 
tion was dropped to force more students 
to take the new Alpha, Beta, and Gamma 
tests. This year it was decided to return 
to the previously dropped inathematics 
as a special section and to add a portion 
on foreign languages. 

the "foyer" at the back of the house the 
other night, Cal said, and lean over the 
railing for his short dose of the weed, but 
he committed the fatal error of flicking 
the ashes on the head of a woman in the 
last row. Cal is just getting over the shock 
of her attack at this late date. 

Next year Cal expects to run only three 
changes in program a week. This will 
usually line up for a Sunday through 
Tuesday run, followed by a Wednesday- 
Thursday, Friday-Saturday combinations. 
The first will be the top-notch movie of 
the week, while the latter two will include 
double features, and revival programs of 
famous earlier celluloids. Double feature 
programs are a perpetual wound in Cal's 
side because there just aren't any decent 
shorts being made these days, and some 
of the pictures aren't long enough to fill 
a whole program. The upshot of the whole 
thing is that Cal has had selective clauses 
put in his contracts with the major com- 
panies which allow him to eliminate as 
many as twenty-two duds out of a possible 
fifty-two. Quality Seems to be his watch' 
word from now on. 

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which approximate a full-length drama. 
Her latest success was in the production 
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playing all of its eight roles. The experi- 
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Honor System Rules 
May Get 6 Revisions 

(CouUdukI bom rint Paga) 

ties of the committee at two college meet- 
ings to be held in the months of January 
and May respectively." 

Section 4. "These reports shall include 
the total number of cases dealt with by 
the committee, the number of acquittals 
and the number of convictions with the 
punishment inflicted." 

Section S. "The names of those men 
found guilty of fraud who have been dis- 
missed from college shall be made public 
at the above meetings only, and shall be 
published in no other form." 

(S) In Section VII of the Regulations 
Governing Instructors, change the words 
"announced examinations" to "hour tests" 
and after the words "each semester" add 
"in any course." Strike out the words "in 
addition to the semi-annual examinations." 
Add the sentence, "These hour tests shall 
shall be announced at least a week in 
advance." Section VII will then read: 

"There shall be only two hour tests each 
semester in any course. These hour tests 
shall be announced at least a week in 

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'Sketch' Schedules Seven 
Numbers for Next Year 

Readers of Sketch will be given an 
extra opportunity next year of enjoy- 
ing tiie campus literary elTorts, ac- 
cording to an announcununt from the 
editors. Beginning with tlie first issue 
on September 29, there will be seven 
issues instead of six as has been the 
procedure in the past. 

James M. Burns '39, editor-in- 
chief, stated that the action was taken, 
"partly from the feeling of the edi- 
tors that Sketch will now be fulfilling 
more completely its function as the 
monthly magazineof WilliamsCollege, 
and partly as a result of the notable 
increase in interest of literary achieve- 
ment at Williams during the past 

Springfield, and elsewhere in New Eng- 
land. Governor Earle of Pennsylvania 
ordered the pictures deleted from Life 
before the magazine could be sold in his 
state, while similar action was taken in 
Jersey City, Newark, and Trenton, New 
Jersey; as well as Chicago, Illinois, and 
the Bronx, New York. 

Chief of Police George Royal explained 
that "the United States officials haven't 
banned the pictures from the mails, so I 
took no action here in Williamstown. They 
are nothing unusual as far as 1 can sec." 


Molyneaux Is Named 
Travel Bureau Head 

S. David Molyneaux '40, Binghamton, 
N. Y., and Robinson Leech '40, Green- 
wich, Conn., are to be the manager and 
president, respectively, of the Williams 
Travel Bureau for the year 1939-40, 
according to an announcement made Fri- 
day by Fletcher Brown '38, present man- 
ager of the organization. Molyneaux will 
succeed Brown in the managerial position, 
while Leech will replace Edward G. Hoff- 
man, Jr., '38, president of the group for 
the past year. 

Having come to Williams from Deer- 
field, Molyneaux is a memijcr of the band, 
the Adelphic Union, and was recently 
appointed a member of the Thompson 
Concert Committee. He is affiliated with 
the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. Leech, 
who prepared at Berkshire, is a member of 
the W.C.A., the Liljeral Club, the Inter- 
national Relations Group, and last month 
was appointed business manager of the 
Glee Club for the year 1939-40 and Junior 
Adviser. He is a member of the Sigma Phi 

A reorganization of the competitions 
for positions on the Travel Bureau was 
announced at the same time by Brown. 
Instead of the former bi-annual competi- 
tion for the managerial and presidential 
posts in the group, there will now be a 
single competition every year for the 
freshman class. The winner of the compe- 
tition, which starts today, will become 
associate manager in his junior year and 
automatically assume the position of 
manager his senior year. 

'Life', with Photographs 
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All available copies of the April 11 
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Williamstown news stands within a few 
hours of their appearance on Friday. 
A. H. L. Bemis and the Williams News 
Room obtained a second supply on Satur- 
day, and these additional copies were 
soon gone too. 

The disputed pictures from the movie, 
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Nine Forced Indoors 
By Winter Weather 

Fox, Borden Top Scramble 
for Outfield Position 
as Army Game Nears 

Driven indoors by mid-winter climate, 
Charley Caldwell's 1938 baseball edition 
has been forced to confine its activities 
since Friday to batting practice and skull- 
drills in the cage. With the Army game 
only four days away, the Purple mentor 
has stressed diamond strategy to his pro- 
tegees in readiness for the curtain-raiser 
this Saturday. 

The search for a hard-hitting outfield 
combination has narrowed down to several 
promising candidates. With Larry Durrell 
and Bill Stradley already slated for regular 
duty in the outer garden, the choice of 
the third member now lies among Skip 
Fox, Teddy Borden, Jules Michaels, and 
Perry Hazard, all sophomores. Fox and 
Borden seem to have the edge at this 
point, but are closely pressed by the other 
two members of the quartet. 

Hadley Leads Moundsmen 

Hu(T Hadley, who will probably get 
the nod to hurl against Army, has shown 
mid-season form in his work-outs against 
the batters. Unveiling a bewildering assort- 
ment of curves and slants, he shows the 
result of his tutelage under Caldwell's 
guiding eye this past summer. In reserve, 
Caldwell will be able to call on Danny 
Dunn and Ski Webbe who are being 
groomed for the relief slot by the former 
Yankee moundsman. Tom Fitzgerald, 
Jim Adams, Jim McCartney, and Fred 
Van Home will also be in readiness for 
relief duty, with the first named duo the 
probable choice for the relief assignments. 

Although Fielding Simmons apparently 
has the backstop post clinched for the 
season, he will not find a dearth of competi- 
tion for the job. George Ragatz has shown 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 

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April 23 Univ. of Vt. Home 

April 30 Middlebury Away 

May 7 Wealeyan Away 

May 13 Amherst Home 
May 20-21 New Englands 

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Four dual meets and the New England 
championships make up the schedule for 
Tony Plansky's 1938 track team. Led by 
Captain Tiffy Cook, the cindermen will 
face Vermont, Middlebury, Wesleyan, and 
Amherst, winding up the season with the 
New Englands, May 20-21. 

Pre-season performances indicate that 
the team will be about as strong as last 
year's, which dropped a close Little Three 
championship meet to Amherst. Only two 
men have been lost by graduation, Andy 
Anderson, who was good for six points in 
the hurdles, and Ed Dissell, college record 
holder in the pole vault. Roger Moore, 
who was fifth in the indoor intercollegiates 
last winter, Bill Stradley, and Jack 
Davidson, together with John Rugge from 
the 1940 squad should take care of the 
hurdles, while the vacancy left by Dissell 
will be filled by Ed Wheeler and Tim King. 

Captain Cook, who finished third in the 
national intercollegiate 440 last spring, 
will take care of the quarter and 220 along 
with Pete Gallagher, winner of the Leh- 
man 440, and Shadow Gottschalk. Jim 
Patterson and Carl Kaelber from last 
year's freshman team will back up Ed 
Whitaker and Johnny Abberley in the 

In the distance races the team should 
be stronger than last year. Ted Wills, 
winner of the Lehman Cup, will add 
strength in the mile, and Had Griffin will 
run with Don Brown in the 880. The two 
mile line-up will be the same as last year 
with Bill Collens and Bay Kiliani doing 
the honors. 

The field events threaten to be the weak 
point of the squad, just as they were last 
year. Bob Cramer and Brad Wood, 
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Southern On the annual Purple citrous 
Defense swing two Williams teams 
captured as many victories 
and dropped a deceiving seven games to 
southern rivals. Snatches of conversation 
dropped about the campus since the re- 
turn of the Ephmen who sacrificed vaca- 
tion pleasures for athletic experience 
indicate that perhaps undergraduates are 
putting undue emphasis on the won and 
lost percentages compiled by the Lacrosse 
and Tennis units in their pre-season 

Men who condemn these records fail 
to take into consideration the quality of 
the opposition, Williamstown weather, 
and the real purpose and worth of such 
trips. With indoor facilities far behind 
those of colleges the Purple aims to beat 
over the regulation season, trips through 
the south serve the double purpose of 
giving the Ephmen practise to save open- 
ing game losses and to give the athletes, 
particularly in the case of lacrosse where 
a heav>' percentage of players are new 
to the Kanie, a sense of savoir /aire under 
fire of actual competition. 

i. e. Wlioops Snively took a bunch of 
e. g. stick wielders into Easton where a 
member of the Middle Three 
bowed to the Royal Purple, 7-4. Swarth- 
more, where lacrosse is a major sport, was 
next on the schedule, and the Crimson 
was held to a 4-point victory without the 
services of Harv Potter, who got his 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 

Freshman Athletes 
Commence Practice 

Diamond, Court, and Track 
Prospects Good; Colman 
Counts on 4 Veterans 

Thirty-four freshman baseball candi- 
dates comprising prep school stars from 
Suffield, Choate, Berkshire, and Albany 
Academy, ranking teams in last year's 
schoolboy circles, reported to Bill Fowle 
shortly before vacation to start prepara- 
tions for a six-game schedule which begins 
with Albany Academy on April 23, fol- 
lowed by games with Hotchkiss, Williston, 
Deerfield, Wesleyan, and ending with 
Amherst on May 21. 

Practice has so far been limited to 
informal batting drills on Cole Field and 
limbering-up sessions in the gym for the 
batteries. Trapper Wheeler, Shorty Farrell, 
and Art Hammer form a strong nucleus 
for the toe-plate staff, with Johnny Clark 
and Shaun Mcehan on the receiving end. 
Bill Allen, Ed Eaton, Sandy Macpherson, 
and Fred Finucane are leading contenders 
for first base with Frankie Bush, Frank 
Browne, Lanny Holmes, Ray Kirk, and 
Wayne Wilkins competitors for the other 
three infield posts. 

Hard-hitting Pat Hoysradt, who recent- 
ly received and refused a third Yankee 
offer to farm out with a bush league, 
Butler, Pa. team, has clinched one out- 
field post, while Jack Bissell, Howie Miner, 
and Paul Hyde are also aspiring to fly- 
chasing duties. 



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Lewis to Head Yacht 
Club for Second Year 

James P. Lewis '39 was re-elected 
commodore of the Williams Yacht 
Club at a recent meeting of that 
organization, while Myles C. Fox '40 
was named vice-commodore, Orrin E. 
Jones '39 secretary, and Stanley K. 
Turner '40 treasurer for the ensuing 

Lewis, who prepared for Williams 
at Deerfield, played freshman soccer 
here, and has been on the swimming 
team, as well as a member of the 
Yacht Club, for three years. Fox 
came from the Hill School, and took 
part in soccer, hockey, and baseball 
last year. Recently named a Junior 
Adviser, he is treasurer of the Will- 
iams Christian Association, and has 
represented Williams in numerous 
intercollegiate regattas. Both play in 
the band, and are affiliated with the 
Zeta Psi fraternity. 

Coach Chaffee recently inaugurated 
indoor tennis practice in Lasell Gymna- 
sium for thirteen picked freshmen who face 
their first opponents, a strong Kent team, 
on April 22, and will continue against 
Hotchkiss, Wesleyan, Deerfield, Albany 
Academy, and Amherst here on May 25. 

Bill Collins, who won the freshman 
tournament last fall, and Bill Morris, 
the other finalist, head the list which 
includes Jake Earle, number four on the 
1937 undefeated Choate team, Jim Ford, 
first-ranking Hotchkiss player, three of 
last year's Deerfield squad. Chuck Dewey, 
Paul Hyde, and Sandy Johnston, as well 
as Jack Lund, Paul Gravenhorst, Loran 
Lewis, Art Lathrop, Bud Kimberly, and 
Henry Gay lord. 

Cindermen Open April 30 

Tony Plansky's yearlings will start a 
well-balanced track and field squad against 
Deerfield Academy on April 30. Of twen- 
ty-six men, Nick Ely, who is but three 
(Conttnoad on Fifth Pag*) 

Rowers to Hold 
First Workout 
This Afternoon 

Lovelace, Tenney, and Juy 
Lost to Crew; Berking 
Will Act as 1938 Coach 
for 3 Meet Schedule 

With the coming of spring, the sporadic 
and unofficial Williams crew swings inlu 
action today for its third successive season, 
minus the services of three of last year's 
staunchest performers, and following a 
sixty- five year lapse of interest in the 
sport. Twenty undergraduates have turned 
out to participate in the schedule whicii 
includes three meets at the present and 
may be enlarged if conditionsare favorable. 

Max Berking '39, Mentor of the Pas- 
quaney camp crew in New Hampshire for 
several years, has been drafted as coach 
of the Purple shell while Tommy Sanders, 
light-weight sophomore, is slated to fill 
the position of coxswain. The Ephmen are 
to row against the American International 
College May 7 at Springfield, and on the 
following Saturday, at the height of the 
House Parties, will provide entertainment 
for the feminine as well as masculine spec- 
tators on Lake Pontoosuc, rowing against 
Boston University. Sometime in the first 
week of May, Kent School will send 
a crew over to Pontoosuc to give the 
Williams oarsmen a taste of the famed 
Father Sill coaching. 

Equipped With Two Shells 

Two shells, the respective gifts of Father 
Sill of Kent and of Harvard University, 
a building known as the Blue Anchor 
Club, the property of Freeman Miller, 
Pittsfield Masonic celebrity and business 
man, and an unbounded enthusiasm on 
the part of the oarsmen are the principle 
items of stock-in-trade possessed by the 
Rowing club. 

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training at Poly. The Tiger "B" squad 
toppled the Ephmen without stigma. 
Princeton's graduated yearlings had team 
organization, experience, and numbers 
on their side of the scales. 

I don't know anything about Stevens 
College of Hoboken, New Jersey. Let's 
not talk about them. 

At Rutgers victory was out of the 
question ^before the contest was even 
scheduled. The Red and Black know 
Lacrosse, like Lacrosse, and play Lacrosse 
damn well. The record against the Middle 
Three remained an even break. Taken in 
this light, and remembering the tri-point 
value of the trip if a single game hadn't 
been won, Williams Lacrosse prospered 
in the south. You can't get around it! 

Also The same thing holds true of 
Tennis Captain Alt Jarvis' court con- 
tingent who tangled twice with 
North Carolina, and once each with 
Virginia and Duke, in all of which places 
there is almost as much emphasis put on 
the sport as at Miami! That's tennis! 
Just as in the case of Lacrosse, Coach 
Chaffee's outfit fulfdled its mission of 
getting experience intended to help in 
meets against Amherst, Wesleyan, et al, 
and sneaked in a victory over the highly 
touted Duke racketeers that wasn't in 
the books from the start. Williams in 
the south is like a major league ball club. 
They don't play to win until the chips 
are really up. The result is a fairly com- 
pleted contract and a couple of stolen 
plums from guys that are bigger. 



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Baseball Team Practices 
In Cage for Army Contest 

(Continued from Fourth Pag«) 

much improvement in tfie daily drills, and 
along with Kenny Cook, I'ete McCarthy, 
Carni Hadley, and Bill Uickerson, should 
make the battle for the starting position 
a lively one. 

Captain Phil Stearns, who will hold 
down his familiar spot al first base, is 
having his hands full with competition 
from Stan Turner, Howie McGregor, and 
Jim McArthur, while the veteran Doug 
Sterns is being closely pressed for his 
keystone job by Stub l^erkins. Ross 
Brown, former twirlcr, has been converted 
into an infielder, and should afford Bill 
Nelligan a battle for the short-stop post. 

Honor System Rules 
May Get 6 Revisions 

(Continued from Tliiid Page) 
(6) In section X of these Regulations 
after the words "final examinations" in- 
sert the words "except in the major ex- 
amination at the end of the Senior year." 
It will then read: 

'Final examinations, except in the case 
of the Major Examination at the end of 
the Senior year, are to occupy three hours 
only, and no other examination may ex- 
tend beyond one hour. The instructor 
shall announce beforehand the time al- 
lowed for the examination, and the nature 
of the paper is to be adjusted accordingly." 

Freshman Athletes Turn 
Out for Spring Practice 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 
inches short of the college |)ole vault record 
and Pete Annable in the shotput should 
gain points in field events, while Bill 
Vietor, star dashman from Andover, Pat 
N'erdery, and Tom Lena sliould also swell 
the scoring columns. 

With only four experienced stickmen 
as his nucleus. Coach Dick Colman will 
attempt to construct a lacrosse team be- 
fore May 7, when the squad of sixteen 
will start their schedule, opening against 
Mt. Hermon. Ed Nielsen and Val Cham- 
berlain, lettermen on last year's unde- 
feated Deerfield team, Ossie Tower, and 
Pete Richardson are the four veteran 
players, all of whom are attack men. 
Bolstering them will be John Rudin, Ed 
Taylor, 13ob Taylor, Hill Sebring, Throop 
Geer, Jock Rice,, Bob Ilerguth, Manny 
Silva, Jake Webb, and Phil Bange in the 
nets. Gow School, Deerfield, and Union 
complete the four-game schedule. 

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27 YEARS AGO: Robinson '11, Shon 
'12, Chapman '13, 
Smith '14 and the "Pash Quartette" pro- 
vide evening of laughs in Junior play . . . 
Shearman and Hass '11 making first 
balloon trip in America by college students 
alone demonstrated possibilities of bomb 
dropping by such craft . . . Seeley '12, 
MacLeod '13, Doane '14 elected class 
singing leaders . . . 

18 YEARS AGO: Hall and Coan '21 
chosen heads of Adel- 
phic Union . . . Smith '21, Lawder and 
Rose '22 provide comics in "Stop Thief" 
. . . Burger '22 chosen Basketball man- 
ager . . . Townsend '19, Reinhardt '20, 
Bullock '21 and Moore '20, Hyndnian '21, 
Learned '22 appointed to cabin and trail 
committees in Outing Club . . . 

8 YEARS AGO: Miller '31 elected 
wrestling captain and 
Stewart '31 elected swimming captain 
. . . Evans '31 and Hackett '32 direct 
banquet for ISth anniversary of outing 
club . . . Williams defeats R. P. I. 7-3 
starring Winston's twirling and Thomas 
and Rose's hitting . . . Brandegee '31 
elected 1930-31 Glee Club leader . . . 
Williams gains 5-3 victory over Clark 
with brilliant play of Capt. Alexander, 
Smith, and Bright . . . 

4 YEARS AGO: Liberal Club holds a 
mass meeting advo- 
cating Peace and cooperating with nation 
wide student strike against war . . . 
Chapman '34 playing top-notch golf 
reaches finals of North-South Champion- 
ship tournament at Pinehurst . . . Grulee 
'35 gets Hockey managerial position . . . 
Bliss and McVeigh '35 elected heads of 
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Wills Takes Lehman 
Meet With 3 Firsts 

Sophomore Annexes Mile, 
880, and Vault; Second 
Place Won by Gallagher 

Covering twelve laps of the board track 
in the creditable early season time of 
4.47, Ted Wills, star miler of the 1940 
freshman squad, captured the mile run 
and the Lehman Cup. Three first places, 
a third, a fourth, and a tie for fifth gave the 
lanky sophomore a total of 20^ points, 
four andone-half morethan Pete Gallagher 
who finished second. 

Jim Patterson, another sophomore, 
was third, Fred Gottschalk fourth, and 
Bill Stradley fifth, in the week-long meet 
which ended March 25. Wills won the 
mile easily, with John Oilman second, and 
Had Griffin third. 

Beside taking the mile, he won the pole 
vault with a jump of 10 feet 8 inches, and 
the half in 2.04.6. A third in the 440, to- 
gether with a fourth in the hurdles and a 
fifth in the high jump completed his total. 

440 Goes to Gallegher in 53.8 

Gallagher annexed the 440 in 53.8, won 
the 60-yard dash in 6.6, and placed in the 
broad jump and the hurdles. Patterson, 
although he took no firsts, placed in six 
events, to total 14 points, while Gott 
chalk took 13 points in five. Stradley 
was the third double winner of the week, 
winning the hurdles and broad jump and 
placing in the dash and high jump, mak 
ing a score of llj. 

Bob Cramer heaved the shot 38 feet, 9 
inches, half a foot more than Pete Ann 
able. Gottschalk was third, and Howie 
Maeder fourth. Dusty Surdam, victor in 
the Amherst meet last spring, won the 
high jump easily, with Ed Bartlett second 
Schumo and Patterson tied for third. 

Round Table Group Will 
Consider Developments 
In Warfare Techniques 

Military strategists at Williams will 
have a field day Wednesday afternoon 
when the fourth faculty-student round 
table meets at 4.00 p.m. in Griffin Hall to 
take up the problem of "What will win 
the next war?" Jean N. Cru, associate 
professor of French, Brainard Mears, 
Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Chemistry, 
and Volney H. Wells, associate professor 
of mathematics, head the faculty panel 
of formal speakers. 

Events in the Ethiopian, Spanish, and 
Sino-Japanese wars have revived vigorous 
struggles over the most effective methods 
of warfare so that, in the opinion of 
officers of the Williams Student Union, 
ot is appropriate to examine some of the 
imajor techniques of battle which are be 
ing so widely discussed today. 

Infantry tactics, which have played a 
much more important part in all struggles 
since th« World War than was anticipated, 
will be discussed by Dr. Cru. Professor 
Mears will take up the problem of gas 
and chemical warfare, the threat of which 
terrifies all Europeans into wholesale gas 
mask purchases. 

Dr. Wells will consider the question of 
air bombings and the vulnerability of 
modern metropolises and naval vessels 
to airplane attacks. Representing the 
student body in this discussion of changes 
in military instruments since the World 
War will be Melvin V. Landon '38, who 
will trace the history of the rifle to the 
present day. 

Chemists to See G. E. 

From seventy-five to a hundred Will- 
iams chemistry students will visit the 
General Electric plant at Schenectady, 
N. Y., Thursday, April 21. The group will 
be conducted through the various plants, 
including the famous House of Magic, 
while Laurence A. Hawkins '97, Execu- 
tive Engineer of the Research Laboratory, 
will address the students in the afternoon. 

Zulalian Talks on Rugs 

Harold Zulalian, Armenian by birth, 
and now a weaver ancj collector of Orien- 
tal rugs, lectured in Lawrence art museum 
Saturday on the history and development 
of weaving in the Near East. Mr. Zulalian 
illustrated his talk with over one hundred 
rare specimens, valued at $20,000. 

Choir Gives Program 

The Bach Choir, under the direction of 
Charles L. Safford '92, made an appearance 
in Lawrence art museum Sunday, present- 
ing a program of religious and secular 
music, including selections by Bach, 
Morley, DiLasso, Rachmaninoff, and 

Eph Crew Schedules Three 
Meets for Coming Season 

(ConUnuMl from fouith Page) 
Financial, moral, and physical assist- 
ance given the budding organization comes 
almost entirely from the members them- 
selves, who were deprived this year of 
their mainstay, the internationally famous 
cox, George Lovelace, as well as the co- 
founders of the twentieth century edition 
of the Williams crew, Johnny Jay and 
Mike Tenney '38, who have retired to 
the traditional period of senior medita- 
tion, and preparation forthe outside world. 
Tuesday the first practice will be held 
on Lake Pontoosuc. Previously the oars- 
men have trained for coming seasons b> 
daily two-mile running jaunts. Joe de- 
Peyster '39, Bud Adams, Bill Beilby, Bob 
Leech, Howie Martin '40, Dave Highman, 
Bob Keller, and Bill Krauskopf '41 are 
included in the group which reported for 
the first 12.40 meeting. Co-managers Bud 
Goldsmith and Jake Schwable have pre- 
dicted unqualified success for the oars- 
men, saying, "Wait till you see us invited 
to England before you say we're good, 

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No. 5 

W.C.A. Upholds 
Need of Weekly 
Chapel Service 

Organization Stands Firm 
in Spite of Criticism 
by Campus Publications 

Proposes Revisions 

Advises Utilizing Jackson 
Fund To Establish FuU- 
Time Williams Chaplain 

Unmoved by stern criticism of compul- 
sory attendance at Sunday chapel that 
has recently appeared in three campus 
publications, members of the Williams 
Christian Association upheld the system 
as a necessary feature of collcRc life at 
a cabinet meeting of the group Tuesday 

At the same time the organization ap- 
proved a new plan, based on the pre- 
sumption that Sunday chapel is distaste- 
ful because of its similarity to a college 
course, which would include revitaliza- 
tion of the weekly services. Furthur- 
niore, in order to stimulate religious in- 
terest and the formation of the church- 
going habit, the W.C.A. will advocate 
that permission be granted students to 
attend churches other than those in 

The adamant stand of the association 
on the question of Sunday chapel is con- 
sidered by many observers to be a direct 
reply to attacks from various college 
organizations. The Williams Record, 
in a recent editorial, admitted that "a 
general gathering of the student body 
is at times highly beneficial to the morale 
(ContiDued on Second Page) 

President's Office Gets 
New Cosmopolitan Touch 

"Williamstown 1" and "Williamstown 
2" have recently been installed in Presi- 
dent Baxter's ollice, marking the first 
time that these numbers have ever been 
sold to a subscriber. "We ought to be able 
to remember these numbers," Mr. Haxter 
optimistically remarked. 

lioth the president and his secretary, 
it seems, use (or desire to use) a telephone 
almost constantly, and there could never 
be peace in the oflice with only one instru- 
ment. "We both talk a good deal," Mr. 
Baxter admitted. One story is told of how 
the president, calling from Boston, cooled 
his heels for a solid hour before getting his 
own oflice, simply because the single 
line was busy. 

Infantry Will Be Big 
Factor in Next War 

College Meeting 
System Change 

Amendments Unanimous- 
ly Passed in Record Time 
as Assembly Is Halted 
by Sudden 'Lights-Out' 

Six revisions to the Honor System con- 
stitution were unanimously passed by 
over three hundred of the student body 
at a college meeting Thursday evening in 
Chapin Hall. Designed to modernize 
the document and to permit seniors to 
take comprehensives under the student 
institution, the renovations w^ere the 
third changes to be made since the system 
was inaugurated in 1896. 

Cut-and-dricd until the fifth revision 
was put on the floor, the meeting plunged 
into chaos when the lights unexpectedly 
went out, leaving the hall in complete 
darkness. Charles L. Safford '92, in his 
role of organist, came to the fore and 
prevented possible mob hysteria by his 
rendition of "Yard by Yard." 

President James P. Baxter, 3rd, and 

Acting Dean Nathan C. Starr were the 

lone faculty representatives to attend. 

Mr. Baxter, asked for his opinion on the 

(Continued on Fifth Faga) 

Little Will Succeed 
Baxter at Harvard 

David M. Little has been named Master 
of Adams House at Harvard University 
to fill the position vacated last fall when 
James P. Baxter, 3rd, resigned to become 
the tenth president of Williams College. 
President Baxter expressed himself as 
immensely pleased at the appointment 
of the forty-one year old Secretary of 
the University as his successor. 

The Williams president commented, 
'Mr. Little seems to me an ideal choice 
for the mastership of Adams House. 
Familiar with the house plan from its 
inception he brings to his new task sound 
judgment, a long and varied experience 
of Harvard affairs, and a real liking for 

A Harvard graduate in the class of 1918, 
(CeaHaMd on Thlid Pag*) 

Professor Cru Contends 
"Man on Foot" Is Still 
as Important as Ever. 

Importance of artillery and infantry as 
determining factors in the next war was 
emphasized at the fourth faculty-student 
round table discussion Wednesday after- 
noon in Griffin Hall. Faculty members 
Jean N. Cru, Brainerd Mears, and Volney 
H. Wells, and Melvin V. Landon '38 
opened the argument with prepared 
remarks on the topic "What Will Win 
the Next War?" 

Maintaining that the man on foot will 
be fully as essential in the next conflict 
as he was in the last, Mr. Cru, associate 
professor of French, who served with the 
140th French Infantry during the World 
War, and Landon discussed the increas- 
ing effectiveness of the rifle, the machine 
gun, the hand grenade, and the bayonet, 
labeling the last "the biggest joke in war, 
though war is not a joking matter." Dr. 
Mears, Ebenczer Fitch P.ofessor of Chcm 
istry, a reserve officer connected with 
the Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland, dis- 
cussed chemical warfare, declaring that 
"chemicals will not win the next war, but 
will play an important part. 

"Gas as an offensive weapon is much 
overrated," stated Professor Mears, dis- 
counting the fantastic theories that 
modern chemicals are able to wipe out 
entire cities in single attacks. Dr. Wells, 
associate professorof mathematics, asserted 
that, although air forces will play an 
important part in the next war, air 
defense has improved phenomenally. 
Radio detectors and automatic aiming 
machines give anti-aircraft guns a better 
chance today than during the World 
War, he added. 

Labelling the bayonet "a weapon of 
the past and a carryover from pre-riHc 
days," Mr. Cru claimed that this weapon 
(Continued on Second Page) 

DeVoto, Author 
And Critic, Will 
Speak in Jesup 

'History in the Historical 
Novel of Today' Chosen 
for Talk By Authority 
on Clemens Tomorrow 

Bernard DeVoto, distinguished author, 
teacher, and critic, authority on American 
literature, and former editor of the 
Saturday Review of Literature, will bring 
to Williamstown the knowledge gained 
from several years of research in pioneer 
life and frontier society tomorrow night 
when he speaks on "History in the 
Historical Novel of Today" under the 
auspices of the Forum at 7.30 p.m. in 
Jesup auditorium. 

Author of four novels, the last. We 
Accept with Pleasure, Mr. DeVoto has 
enjoyed a paramount interest in the social 
frontier. His Mark Twain's America, 
]5ublished in 1932, was regarded by 
critics as a "distinguished contribution to 
literary history." 

Writes for 'Post' 

He is a contributor to several magazines, 
notably the Saturday Evening Post and 
Harper's, writing stories, articles, his- 
torical essays, and reviews. On the latter 
publication he has conducted the famous 
"Easy Chair" since 1936. Critics have 
attached to him the distinction of having 
the "admirable faculty for arousing dis- 
cussion," and congratulate him for con- 
fining his efforts to "imaginative and 
critical literature," when so many prom- 
ising writers of today have turned to 
economics and politics. 

After serving five years as instructor 

and assistant professor of English at 

Northwestern University, Mr. DeVoto 
(Continued on Thiid Page) 

Ernst to Describe Mayor 
Hague's Fight with Labor 

1938 Selects Whitaker 
For Ivy Orator's Post 

Edward A. Whitaker has been 
named Ivy Orator and John B. Swift 
president of the Senior Promenade 
Committee, David P. Close, president 
of the senior class, announced Thurs- 

The newly organized promenade 
committee, composed of a represen- 
tative from eacli social unit on the 
campus, will have complete charge 
of the June prom, engaging the orches- 
tra, handling tickets and decora- 
tions, and presiding at the function 
on Thursday, June 16. The mem- 
bers include Powell, McKean, New- 
man, Bnardman, Warren, Fowler, 
MacDonald, Young, F. Brown, Le- 
land, L. Wheeler, Swift, Duncan, 
G. Wallace, Cochran, and Hector. 

Blasts Jersey Autocracy 


Elmira Backs Labor 
In Union Discussion 

Williams Graduate, C.I.O. 
Counsel, to Tell of His 
Recent Battle Against 
King of Jersey Politics 

Americans Report on Fighting in Spain, 
Say Fascists Kill with du Pont Bombs 

By William H. 

Last week as General Francisco Franco's 
Rightist armies were rolling forward in 
the most devastating offensive of the 
Spanish civil war, invalid members of 
the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, American 
unit of the Loyalist's Fascist-hating inter- 
national volunteers, stoutly maintained 
that "man for man we could beat the hell 
out of them." 

In the Manhattan headquarters of 
The Friends of the Abraham Lincoln 
Brigade which sends money to the 3,200 
Americans fighting in Spain and cares 
for the wounded who return to their 
homes, this correspondent talked with 
several of the serious young men who have 
come back alive and found bitter feeling 
against the present Neutrality Act and 
the du Pont corporation. 

"It was tough to know that a lot of those 
shells aimed at us originally came from 
Wilmington, Delaware," one of the Brigade 
veterans remarked. Several men reported 
having seen American du Pont trade- 
marks on fragments of airplane bombs 
which have rained on Madrid, Barcelona, 
and other Loyalist strongholds through- 
out the war. 

Faaciata Um U.S. Bombs 

Officials of the organization state that 
they have positive proof that American- 
made armaments shipped on German and 
Italian ships are finding their way quite 

CuRTiss, Jr., '40 

directly to Fascist Spain. Rex Pitkin 
publicity manager, told this reporter 
that last February the S.S. Kellerwald 
and the S.S. Crefeld left America loaded 
with 20,000 aerial bombs from the Wilming- 
ton and Tamaqua, PennsyUfania, du Pont 
factories. "One month later those bombs 
fell on Barcelona killing 500 civilians," 
he said. 

Apparently still fired with the ideal 
which led them voluntarily to fight in a 
foreign war, the young American veterans 
spoke unromantically and rather reluct- 
antly of their personal experiences, but 
drew a graphic picture of conditions in 
the Spain which is to them the "battle- 
ground of democracy." 

Philip Haydock, small, twenty-three 
year old Brooklyn Irishman who fought 
in the infantry and later did headquarters 
work admitted that actual warfare was 
very similar to the dirty, bloody, alTair 
described in the realistic books and movies 
of recent years. "The only difference 
between the Spanish war and the World 
War seems to be the major part now 
played by planes," he explained. 

Faadsta Outfouaht 

He maintained that man for man the 

Leftist International volunteers and their 

Spanish comrades were far better fighters 

than the imported Italian and German 

(CoBllamd on fUlh P«a«) 

Steltz and O'Sullivan 
Oppose Bucknell Team 
on Unicameral Question 

Austin Broadhurst '38 and Bernard 
S. Witkower '39 upheld the negative side 
of the question. Resolved, That the Na- 
tional Labor Relations Board should be 
empowered to enforce arbitration in all 
industrial disputes, against Miss Marion 
Cruikshank and Miss Janet Stevens of 
Elmira College in a no-decision debate 
Tuesday afternoon in Griffin Hall. 

Showing how the number of strikes 
has steadily decreased since 1920, except 
for the temporary wave of disturbances 
last year over recognition of collective 
bargaining, Broadhurst challenged Miss 
Cruikshank's declaration that arbitration 
would save time and money in thelongrun. 
Visitors Cite Great Expense 

The visitors based their arguments on 
the great expenses incurred by all parties 
concerned when strikes take place. "Arbi- 
tration would remove disputes from the 
Continued on Second Page) 

Maltbie, Whittemore 
Win Prize Speaking 

Theodore M. Maltbie, of Granb\', 
Conn., won first place and a prize of $20 
in the annual freshman prize speaking 
contest held Thursday in Chapin Hall, 
while Robert B. Whittemore, from Mcd- 
ford, received second prize, and Pierce 
G. Fredericks, of Rochester, N.V., was 
awarded honorable mention. Mallbic's 
selection, "Forgotten Men," was written 
especially for the event by his father, 
William M. Maltbie, Chief Justice of 
Connecticut's Supreme Court. 

Professor Albert H. Licklider, who was 
chairman for the contest, welcomed the 
freshman public speaking sections, which 
constituted the audience, and emphasized 
that judgment of the speakers would be 
based only on expertness of delivery. 
Dr. George M. Harper, Professor of Greek 
and Latin, together with Max H. Flowers, 
and Dr. Luther S. Mansfield, Instructors 
in English, served as judges for the event. 

The winning selection was a challenge 
to youth to realize society's problem in the 
handling of criminals, showing how en- 
vironment was often responsible for dis- 
obedience to the law. Whittemore, who 
will receive a prize of $10, ably delivered 
an address entitled "The United Fascist 
States of America," which deplored our 
fascist tendencies. Fredericks presented 
the last scene from Maxwell Anderson's 

Other speakers and their selections were 
Frederick T. Finucane, "The Problem of 
the War Debts," an original composition ; 
Stephen E. Wiberly, "The Tell-tale 
Heart," by Poe; William P. Rosensohn, 
"Around and Around They Go," by 
Francis Milton Smith; Eugene Webb, 
"Cassius on Caesar," from Julius Caesar, 
by Shakespeare; and James H. Case, 
"The Call to Arms," by Patrick Henry. 

Friday, April 15 — Morris L. Ernst '09, 
one of Williams' leading liberal alumni, 
will review his bitter and recriminatory 
battles against Major Frank Hague's 
Jersey City repression of organized labor 
when he returns this evening to his alma 
mater, for the second time within a year, 
to address a Jesup Hall audience at 7.30. 

-Attorney for the Committee for In- 
dustrial Organization, Mr. Ernst has led 
the fight in New Jersey as he has else- 
where championed the cause of the 
American Civil LibertiesLeague.Nowbusy 
preparing to test legally the nation-wide 
bans on the sale of the "birth of a baby" 
issue of Lj/e magazine, Mr. Ernst has long 
striven for the rights of free speech. 

Counsel for the Civil Liberties Union 
and the American Foundation for Public 
Service, the Williams graduate has suc- 
cessfully attacked limitations placed by 
the federal government on the importation 
of Dr. Marie C. Slopes' Married Love, 
James Joyce's Ulysses, and Radclyf Hall's 
Well of Loneliness. 

Wrote 'Study In Obscenity' 

Mr. Ernst turned early to the problem of 
civil liberties in his writings A Study in 
Obscenity and the Censor and Hold Your 
Tongue; the latter was written in col- 
laboration with Alexander Lindey. At 
other times Mr. Ernst has turned out 
America's Primer, To the Pure, The 
Private Life of the Movies, and, in con- 
junction with William Seagle, Real Estate 
and Income Tax. 

Durinii his days us a Williams student, 
tonight's speaker belonged to Gargoyle, 
The Record board, andthe News Bureau. 
Awarded the first prize in the sophomore 
speaking contest, he was vice president 
of the Philologian Society and the Adel- 
phic Union, president of the Deutsclwr 
Verein, and was affiliated with the Alpha 
Zeta Alpha fraternity which occupied 
the present Faculty Club and later be- 
came the local Phi Gamma Delta chapter. 

Spoke Here On Court Plan 

Last May Mr. Ernst made his second 
appearance on the Williams lecture plat- 
(Conttnued on Filth Page) 

Notman Has Leading 

Mrs. Peyton Hurt Heads 
Female Cast; 1941 Wins 
Seven of 9 Male Parts 

John W. Notman '41, appearing for 
the first time in a Cap and Bells produc- 
tion, has been chosen for the leading role 
in Ah Wilderness, of Richard, the adoles- 
cent son, according to an announcement 
by Max H. Flowers, M.F.A., director of 
the production. The main feminine part, 
Richard's mother, Essie, in the house- 
party bill Vk'ill be played by Mrs. Peyton 

The part of Nat Miller, Essie's husband, 
will rest in the hands of Allan B. Neal '40, 
who has previously appeared before a 
Williams audience four times. Robert 
B. Whittemore '41, who participated 
in Both Your Houses and Sweet Land of 
Liberty, will portray the character of 
Richard's drunken Uncle Sid, who sup- 
plies much of the comedy and pathos 
of the play. 

Other male members of the cast include 
Justin Brande '40 and William H. Cal- 
lender '41 as Richard's collegiate brother 
and younger brother respectively. James 
W. Fowie '41, will assume the role of 
McComber, a wealthy, disagreeable, old 
man. Frederick G. Blumenthal, Stephen 
Botsford, and George W. Goldberg '41, 
complete the roll of actors. In all, fresh- 
men have been chosen for seven of the 
nine male parts. 

Bannington ReprMantad 

Three underclassmen from Bennington 
College will appear in this production. 
Muriel, the object of Richard's youthful 
(CoirilBaad oa nflk Pa«*) 

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Published Tuesday und Saturday by Students of Williams College 

Entered at North Adams post oilice as second class matter Friday, April 8, 1938 
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The W.C'.A. has come to have three main functions, but at the 
present time it is fuH'ilHng only two of them. As a charitable organiza- 
tion it has been highly successful, a point demonstrated annually 
by the Chest Fund drive, which is well managed and regularly over- 
subscribed. As a group interested in the study of religious and social 
problems, it has shown that specialized discussion groups can be 
informative and stimulating. 

Unfortunately, the members of the cabinet seem to overlook 
the fact that their most important obligation is to develop religious 
feeling among Williams undergraduates, and that all their other 
activities must be subsidiary to this. It is, therefore, particularly 
discouraging to note their bland acceptance of the present system of 
compulsory attendance at Sunday chapel. The current proposal that 
the element of compulsion be removed from religion at Williams has 
more possibilities inherent in it for the true development of religion 
here than any plan that has come from the W.C.A. in many years. 
Either through sheer apathy or through misunderstanding of the 
vital problem involved, the Cabinet failed to support this proposal. 

The Cabinet does back up the demand for a college chaplain. 
But this in itself superbly illustrates the contradictory position that 
they have adopted. A chaplain is necessary because he can build up 
religious feeling through his personal contact with the undergraduate 
body. The whole effect of his activity will be diametrically opposite to 
the indifference and resentment resulting from mass worship. Yet the 
cabinet finds it possible to support simultaneously mass religion 
and personal, spontaneous religion. Truly this is a remarkable feat. 

The trustees are expected to review the whole problem at their 
meeting of May 7. In the intervening three weeks The Rkcoud will 
sponsor a thorough discussion of the problem, so that the trustees 
will have a comprehensive understanding of the prevailing attitude 
on the campus. Toward this end we invite communications from all 
interested in the situation. 

In the meantime, the W.C.A. will do well to reconsider its 
attitude. In the minds of many undergraduates who are just as deeply 
interested in religion as the cabinet members, the organization has 
taken an irreligious stand. Only by undergoing a change of mind 
can the W.C.A. dispel the feeling that it is moved by prejudice and 
religious conservatism rather than by a true concern for the promotion 
of religion at Williams College. 


7.30 p.m.— Liberal Club presents Morris 
Ernst '09, speaking on "Hague 
and Jersey City." Jesup Hall. 

2.30 p.m.— Varsity baseball. Williams 

vs Army. West Point. 
5.30 p.m.— Adelphic Union. Broadcast 
of the debate between Williams and 
Union College on the subject, Re- 
solved, That the Congress of the 
United States should be empowered 
to fix minimum wages and maximum 
working hours for industry's em- 
ployees. WGY. 
7.45 p.m. — Adeljjhic Union. Debate with 
Bucknell University on the subject, 
Resolved, That the several states 
should adopt a system of unicameral 
legislation. Griffin Hall. 

10.30 p.m.— Reverend John C. Schroder, 
professor of homiletics and pastoral 
theology at Yale University, will 
conduct the regular morning services 
in the Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

1.30 p.m. — Opening of First Annual 
Williams Photographic Exhibition. 
Lawrence Hall. 

5.30 p.m. — Last Sunday vesper service 
of the year with special Easter Music. 
Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

7.30 p.m. — Forum presents Bernard 
DeVoto, speaking on "History in the 
Historical Novel of Today." Jesup 


Lacrosse The Athletic Council regrets 
Manager to announce the resignation 
of Karl A. Mertz '39 from the 
position of manager of varsity lacrosse, 
because of his recent illness. William V. 
Volkens '39, manager of freshman lacrosse, 
will fill his position. 

Albert V. Osterhout '06 
Graduate Manager of Athletics 
Erratum The Record of April 12 in- 
correctly stated that John 
C Jay, Jr., '38 would not participate in 
crew activities this spring. He is still 
active and is completing his third year 
as an oarsman at Williams. 

Elmira Team Backs Labor 
In Adelphic Union Debate 

(Continued Irom First Page) 
arena to the court room," Miss Stevens 
asserted. Witkower and Broadhurst 
claimed that arbitration has failed in all 
countries where It has been tried, and 
is a threat to democracy. Germany and 
Italy, they stated, both employ a system 
of "enforced arbitration," which is really 
nothing more than governmental control. 
Tonight another two-man team is 
slated to appear at 7.45 in Griffin Hall 
to oppose Bucknell University. James 
L. O'Sullivan '38 and William G. Steltz '40 
have been selected as a result of a trial 
debate to uphold the affirmative side of 
the topic, Resolved, That the several 
states should adopt a unicameral system 
of legislation. 

Professor Roberts Says Miss Skinner^s 
Entertainment Is ''Perfect of Its Kind'' 

By John Hawley Roberts 

Associate Professor of English 

A complete review of Miss Skinner's 
entertainment could be put in one phrase- 
"perfect of its kind." Nor should I, in 
spite of the artificiality of the genre, in- 
tend any disparagement in the words 
"of its kind," for the monologulst's art 
is an ancient and honorable one. In terms 
of race-consciousness it goes back to those 
bards of an early day who made up stories 
for their audiences and recited them, I 
suppose, with gestures, voice inflexions, 
and changes in facial expression; in terms 
of individual memory it embraces the 
make-believe world of childhood. 

What youngster has not created his 
miniature dramas and himself played 

every part? Miss Skinner has perfected 
the method known to every tale-teller 
and to every child. She has, moreover, 
enriched the make-believe by keen obser- 
vation of humanity and a gift for pungent 

She builds a good program. It is right 
that gaiety should predominate, for Miss 
Skinner has a lively sense of humor and 
it would be a pity for her to suppress it; 
but it is also right that she should strike 
the authentic note of bitterness in "Hotel 
Porch," and convey, at least once in an 
evening's performance, the pathos of the 
tar-brush girl "On a Beach at Barbados." 
These contrasts sharpen the outlines of 

WCA Lends Support 
To Enforced Chapel 

(ConHnusd iiom First Faga) 
of the group," but questioned the success 
of a "regular, enforced, and all too per- 
functory religious service." 

'Sketch,' 'Cow' Criticize 

Sketch, in the first issue under the 1939 
board, published a searching criticism 
of the present chapel system, signed by 
fourteen prominent upperclassmen. In 
this blast they characterized compulsory 
Sunday chapel attendance as a "mockery 
of truth," attended by an "unwilling 
congregation." Furthur criticism on this 
subject appeared in the first number of 
the Purple Cow for 1938, In which the 
college humor magazine outlined its 
objections to enforced Sunday chapel 
attendance as part of Its platform. 

The plans approved in Tuesday's 
W.C.A. meeting are directed towards 
raising the morale of college religious 
services and activities. The most import- 
ant feature of this proposed sweeping 
reorganization calls for utilization of the 
Jackson professorship fund, now used to 
engage visiting speakers, in establishing 
a permanent chaplain. This Innovation, 
the W.C.A. feels, would give the continuity 
which the weekly religious services now 
lack. A system similar to this has been 
In operation at Amherst, where It is 
alleged to have proven a striking success. 

The W.C.A. also feels that a change 
Is necessary In the daily chapel services, 
which are never attended by more than 
a handful of students. To accomplish 
this they have planned several special 
services, similar to the Lenten service 
which they sponsored this week. 

Infantry Is Still Biggest 
Factor in War, Says Cru 

(Continued from Fiist Page) 
has no efifectlveness today, since machine 
guns and hand grenades tend to prevent 
actual hand-to-hand battling. Although 
machine guns are tremendously effective 
as a defensive weapon, their value is 
lessened by enormous consumption of 
ammunition, he pointed out. If operated 
steadily for an hour, experts have figured 
each gun would need 36,000 rounds or 
over a ton and a half of ammunition. 

the program. 

It seemed to me a particularly successful 
arrangement that the first group of her 
Impersonations should anatomize three 
different types of mothers and should con- 
clude with the most endearing and hilar- 
iously funnyofthem all — that Philadelphia 
matron struggling with that baffling prob- 
lem In Junior's arithmetic. The second 
half of the program began with the more 
diffuse portrayals of group scenes and 
ended neatly with the remarkably human 
vulgarity of the lady (and invisible gentle- 
man) from Nebraska. 

Lauds Accents 

This regional, geographic trick is one 
of the best among the many at Miss 
Skinner's command. It Is amazing how 
quickly a particular accent (Phlladelphian, 
Nebraskan, or Southern) sets the character. 
It was used most strikingly in "Times 
Square," where the quick shift from one 
personality to the next was made decisive 
by the sudden turning off of one accent 
and the turning on of another. But in 
her technique, body carriage and an extra- 
ordinarily mobile face also play their 

It Is necessary, moreover, in this kind 
of acting that the "business" shall be sent 
across the footlights more by suggestion 
than by realistic performance. This means 
that the very few props must be selected 
with an eye for the greatest possible 
effect out of the least possible number of 
objects. Such simplicity was beautifully 
Illustrated in "Homework" by imagining 
the arithmetic problem to be printed at 
the bottom of one page of the book and 
at the top of the next: the constant turn- 
ing of the leaf heightened to just the right 
pitch the confusion of mathematics more 
than usually confounded. 

Sketches Not Subtle 

A word should be said about the 
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Lord Jeffery Amherst and Colonel 
liph Williams, soldiers both, first met 
and fought Indians together nearly two 
hundred years ago. On Thursday evening, 
April 28, as an aftermath of their twenty- 
fifth reunions, the class of 1912 of each 
college will sit down together for the 
first joint class dinner in the history of 
the two colleges. 

In the fall of 1908 the sons of 1912 
lirst met and glared and cursed at each 
other over the white lines of Pratt Field. 
Again, these Amherst and Williams men 
will meet, but this time to sing forgotten 
songs and tell the tales of unwritten 

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Debaters Will Oppose 
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WGY, the General Electric radio 
station in Schenectady, will broad- 
cast a regularly scheduled Williams- 
Union debate tonight on a half hour, 
non-sponsored program, u studio 
feature which will run from S.30 to 
6.00 o'clock. 

The Williams team composed 
of James M. Burns and Murray S. 
Stedman, Jr., '39, will oppose a 
Union duo upholding the affirmative 
of the question, Resolved, That the 
Congress of the United States should 
be empowered to fix minimum wages 
and maximum working hours for in- 
dustry's employees. Tonight's broad- 
cast will be the second opportunity 
this year for Williams students to 
hear undergraduates debate over 
the air. 

Plans for Local Peace 
Day Demonstration Hit 
Faculty Snag Thursday 

Hopes that Williams might participate 
in a nation-wide collegiate peace demon- 
stration on April 27 were dealt a severe 
blow Thursday when the faculty refused 
to suspend the 11.00 o'clock classes on 
that date, according to Robert T. Wallach 
'39, president of the Williams Student 
Union and chief sponsor of the plan. 

Liberal groups in many of the country's 
colleges annually co-operate in staging 
simultaneous demonstrations at 11,00 
o'clock on the morning which they have 
designated as peace day. Local Student 
Union officials feel that unless classes at 
that time are excused, a similar Williams 
gathering would not be as successful as 
they otherwise hoped. 

Backers of the plan approached Presi- 
dent James P. Baxter, 3rd, who in turn 
consulted Theodore Clark Smith, dean of 
the faculty, on the question of excusing 
classes. The president reported on Thurs- 
day that because hour examinations are 
being held and linal examinations are so 
early this year the faculty did not feel 
they could conveniently eliminate a 
class meeting. 

When The Record went to press it had 
not been announced whether the peace 
demonstration would be held or not. 

Mexican Educator Will 
Speak Here Wednesday 
About Oil Controversy 

Moises Saenz, Mexican undersecretary 
for education, and leading authority on 
problems of the Central and South Amer- 
ican Indians, will deliver two lectures next 
Wednesday according to plans being made 
by R(jbert K. Lamb, assistant professor 
of economics, and William B. Gates '39. 

Now official ambassador to Peru, Mr. 
Saenz will attend a Garfield Club tea 
during the afternoon at which time he 
will explain the recent developmertt of 
Indian education in which he has [jlayed 
a major part. Next Wednesday's speaker 
accepted his Peruvian diplomatic ptjst 
so that he might investigate the Indian 
problem there. 

In the evening Mr. Saenz is scheduled 
to appear in Jesup Hall at 7.30 when he 
will take up the present conflict between 
the Mexican government and Great 
Britain and America over the expropriated 
oil lands and concessions. Sympathetic 
to a degree with the present National 
Revolutionary Party, he does not collab- 
orate too closely with the Cardenas regime. 

In connection with Mr. Saenz's visit, 
the art department has arranged a series 
of exhibits depicting Mexican life and 
Mexican painting. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen 
Hirsch, of the Bennington College art 
department, have loaned a series of prints 
and paintings done by Mrs. Hirsch several 
years ago in Mexico. The showing of these 
works will open in Lawrence Hall on 

Little Named to Baxter's 
Adams House Mastership 

(Continued from Fiiit Page) 

the new appointee will assume his duties 
on September 1, relieving Professor 
Raphael Demos who has been acting 
master during the past year. Mr. Little 
plans to continue his work as Secretary 
of the University, a post he has held for 
two years. 

In accepting the appointment as Pres- 
ident Baxter's successor Mr. Little stated, 
"I consider it an honor and a privilege 
to be given the opportunity to carry on 
the fine traditions of Adams House so 
successfully established under Professor 
Baxter's guidance." 

From 1922 to 1924 Mr. Little served 
as assistant dean of Harvard and was an 
instructor in English and tutor for four 
years. Since 1933 he has been curator of 
the Theatre Collection in Widener and 
was assistant director of Harvard's 
recent Tercentenary Celebration. 

As an undergraduate Mr. Little was 
president of the Harvard Crimson, a 
position similar to that held by President 
Baxter when he was editor-in-chief of 
The Record in 1914. 

DeVoto, Author And Critic, 
Will Speak in Jesup 

(Continued from First Page) 

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lecturer in 1929. There he taught two of 
the most popular courses the English 
department offered, composition and 
contemporary American Literature, which, 
according to the Saturday Review of 
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Purple to Face 
The Army Nine 
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Huif Hadley Slated to be 
Eph's Starting Pitcher 
on West Point Diamond 

Simmons Will Catch 

Captain Phil Stearns and 
Veteran Infield Raise 
Hope for Coming Year 

By Woodward B. Norton '39 
At 2.30 this afternoon Huff Hadley will 
take the West Point mound to inaugurate 
Williams' 1938 baseball campaign in what 
is hoped will be the opening victory on 
the most arduous schedule attempted by 
a Purple nine since Holy Cross was dropped 
from the annual Spring card. Coach 
Charlie Caldwell looks to the tilt with 
the service men as an indicator of Captain 
Phil Stearns' team's batting strength 
before offering an opinion on the year's 

With enough veterans in the fold to 
give the Ephmen confidence on the field, 
an aggregation that lacks only three mem- 
bers from last season's championship 
contenders awaits the umpire's, "Play 
ball!" to put the climax on three weeks 
of practice drills that include a minimum 
of outdoor work-outs. Fifteen men will 
make the trip that previews the tilt with 
Yale at New Haven by only three days. 
Fielding Simmons initiates the tentative 
line-up behind the plate, with Phil Stearns 
at first base, Doug Stearns at second, 
working with Bill Nelligan at shortstop 
and Sparky Seay at the hot corner. Dim- 
inutive Larry Durrell and the four-letter 
Bill Stradley appear to be early season 
fixtures in left and center field respectively, 
but the remaining outer garden post is 
still a toss-up with Perry Hazard or Ted 
Borden likely to get the nod for the right 
field position. 

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Outing Club Will Present 
Three Movie Programs 

Three different movie programs for 
skiing and camping enthusiasts are on the 
Williams Outing Club program for this 
spring, John H. Wardwell '39, head of 
that organization, announced Thursday. 

Carlos C. Nagel, representative of the 
Chilean Travel Bureau will show pictures 
of summer skiing in the Andes on April 
20, while Dexter Cheney '31 is scheduled 
to appear here on May 1, when he will 
show movies of a three-week pack trip 
which he conducts through Wyoming 
twice each summer. 

Later in the spring, Mr. John N. 
Leonard, former assistant dean of the 
college, will present pictures of his recent 
trip around the world. These pictures 
have already been viewed by the faculty 
at a Faculty Club dinner. In addition to 
these three entertainments, plans are 
being made for a steak dinner at Berlin 
Cabin sometime in May. 

Widely spaced drills on Weston Field 
have revealed a lively keystone combina- 
tion in Nelligan and Doug Stearns, who 
may develop into the double play artists 
that will make the Purple diamond de- 
fense air-tight. Bill has provided a lire 
to date which has combined nicely with 
the steady work of the veteran second 
sacker, and together with Phil and Seay, 
a well-rounded infield quartet can safely 
be counted on. 

Ski Webb, veteran side-arm artist who 
has come fast this year, will make the 
trip as possible relief for Hadley should 
the fire ball hurler falter in the late innings. 
Danny Dunn, freshman sensation of 1937, 
will be on hand, but present indications 
are that Caldwell may hold the sophomore 
star for the starting assignment against 
the Elis. 

Lost to Wesleyan, 4-2 

The only reports emanating from the 
banks of the Hudson to date, reveal that 
the West Pointers have bowed to Wes- 
leyan, 4-2, in a close encounter last Wed- 
nesday. Without counting the Cardinals 
(Continued on Fiith Page) 

Netsters Hold First 
Clay Court Practice 

Chaffee Awaits Harvard 
Opener Anxiously ; Third 
Doubles Still Undecided 

Clarence C. Chaffee, first full-time 
tennis coach at Williams, loses some of 
his customary ebullience when he starts 
to prophesy about his charges on the 
clay courts. He admits the presence of 
material for a "well-balanced outfit," 
but the third doubles assignment gives 
him fitful moments, and lie doesn't look 
at the opener with Harvard on the twenty- 
third with anything but extreme respect 
for Messrs. Burt, Lowman, Sulloway, and 

The Purple hopes for retaining the 
New England title got out to their first 
practice on their own clay Wednesday 
afternoon. With the courts ready for use 
right after vacation, the netsters had been 


Ambitious The baseball season about 
Schedule to open at West Point 
points to California as a 
climatic peak in mid-June. The Trojans 
are an unknown quantity in the East, 
but the Ephmen won't have a chance to 
tangle with the West Coastmen until the 
invaders have had the benefit of forty- 
eight (count 'em) breathers. The total 
schedule calls for fifty games, with Har- 
vard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, and 
Amherst as the other honored Eastern 
opponents. Good Luck, Phil! If those 
guys aren't pros now, they will be after 
half a hundred games. 

Golf With five members of the golf 

Horizon aggregation shooting consist- 
ently in the seventies, Wil- 
liams stands a better chance of champion- 
ship form on the links than it has in recent 
years. Captain Jeff Young is being severely 
pressed to play on his own team. Andy 
Anderson has shown the way to date 
with a 72 round on Wednesday, but 
Frank Gillett, Ray Korndorfer, Bob 
Jones, and Butch Schriber have been 
knocking at the door all spring. What 
baseball has lost, golf has gained and Dick 
Baxter can well await natural develop- 
ments without qualms. 

Pitching Hadley, Dunn, Webb, and 
Corps Fitzgerald is the way the 

pitching roster reads for 1938. 
A broad look at this quartet can be taken 
optimistically. Huff has had schooling 
under Caldwell during the summer; Ski's 
pre-season work-outs augur his best year 
in a Purple uniform, while the sophomores, 
Danny and Tom, can be .counted on to 
be more than capable relief before the 
campaign has waned. Steady handling by 
Simmons behind the plate may help the 
staff to an imposing I'ecord. 






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Sigs in Titular Match 

Phi Sigs and Dekes will battle 
for the volley ball championship of 
the college on Monday afternoon, 
' each having won seven games without 
sulTering defeat. In the National 
League the winners were closely tailed 
by the Phi Gams who lost their second 
in the seven game season to the 
winners, ending up with a five and two 
record. In the American League, the 
Phi Sigs took all comers, but were 
closely followed by the Psi U's whose 
record was six and one. 

held up by a sudden snowstorm and 
heavy frost. 

Al Jarvis and Lee Stetson head Coach 
Chaffee's "so-so" doubles squad, and 
number two man. Gay nor Collestcr, teams 
with up-and-coming Jimmy Stanton who 
now occupies the third berth on the rank- 
ing list. No number three doubles outfit 
has been worked out, as Chaffee is trying 
to locate men who are also strong on 
singles play. 

Behind these first four come Warren 
Paine, Dave Johnston, Frank Caulk, and 
Bruce Burnham. Ned Levering's powerful 
serve and overhead drive puts him up 
near the top of the rest of the squad to- 
gether with Pete Shonk, number one on 
last year's yearling squad, Keller Pollock, 
and Sewell Corkran. 

No brilliant stars feature the yearling 
netmen since the loss of Henry Daniels 
last fall. Vet a well-rounded turn-out 
promises an "interesting" season. Head- 
ing the ranking list are Bill Collins, Texas 
star who will face Al Jarvis when the 
Rockwood tournament is played off, 
Jim Ford, Jack Earle, Bill Morris, Sandy 
Johnston, and a trail of non-ranked 
men including Henry Gaylord, Paul 
Gravenhorst, and Henry Kimberley. 

The Crimson experience, as well as 
just plain "good tennis," will start off 
the Purple with a "real good battle" Coach 
Chaffee believes. 

New Candidates 
Bolster Purple 
Lacrosse Team 

Defensemen Reinforced 
as Scrimmages Mark 
Preparation for First 
Encounter on April 30 

Intensive daily workouts, featuring 
scrimmages and drill on fundamentals, 
marked lacrosse activities this week, as 
Coach Whoops Snively took advantage 
of the excellent weather conditions to 
drive his squad in preparation for its 
opening encounter here on April 30 
against M.I.T. 

Reenforced by a group of new turn- 
outs, the Purple squad is optimistic 
concerning its chances of repeating last 
year's 8-3 win over the Engineers. Gene 
Lefferts, Tom Duncan, and Jack Mac- 
Gruer, who combined to score six of the 
eight tallies which won for the Ephmen 
in 1937, are again available for action. 

Much of the practice drill on fundamen- 
tals has been devoted to picking up ground 
balls, a department of play in which the 
Williams squad has shown weakness. 
The daily scrimmages are carried on at 
full pace, and accomplish a dual purpose. 
In addition to teaching the squad more 
lacrosse, the sessions give the players 
experience under pressure and abolish 
any signs of tenseness which might hamper 
the team's play. 

Late Coiners Bolster Defense 

Ken Palmer, Boru Newman, and Heavy 
Abberley are among the defensemen who 
have recently reported along with Speedy 
Swift, aspirant for goalie, to bolster 
Coach Snively's defense. Johnny Ward- 
well, a letterman in 1937, has returned 
to fight for a mid-field post, while Bob 
Shedden and Schuyler Van Ingen arc 
among the late reporters seeking places 
on the attack. 

(Continued on Fifth Page) 




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while "it is lovely stuff to look at and 
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new ruling limiting hour tests to two a 
semester, said, "You can't lose on this. 
You stand to gain a good deal." 

Edward A. Whitaker '38, president of 
the Honor System Committee, introduced 
the revisions to the meeting, saying, "It 
is our purpose tonight to bring the consti- 
tution up to date, and possibly to improve 
it by eliminating or clarifying certain 
points that have been controversial in 
the past." The six amendments were 
passed in record time, save for the inter- 
ruption when the lights went out. The 
culprit eluded .Mert O'Dell, campus 
detective, by throwing the main-switch 
off in the basement and escaping in the 
resultant confusion. 

Hour Exams Re-Defined 

To prevent instructors from giving 
so-called short examinations lasting three- 
quarters of an hour or more, all quizzes 
over thirty-five minutes in duration cover- 
ing review material were lumped together 
in the new Interpretation of hour examina- 
tions. Another amendment prohibits more 
than two hour tests a semester In any 
subject, while in the future the names of 
students violating the Honor System 
cannot be revealed at public meetings, 
as the constitution formerly provided. 
Major examinations may last longer than 
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Dr. Grant to Play Lead 
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Tuesday Night in Jesup 

MoliOre's Tartuffe, the second French 
dramatic effort of Williani.s students since 
1925, will be presented by the Alliance 
Franqaise at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday evening 
in Jesup Hall. The play in which Elliott 
M. Grant, Ph.D., professor of Romanic 
languages, will have the leading male 
role, is under the direction of John K. 
Savacool '39. 

Banned only last year in Boston, the 
play was until recently on the black list 
of the Catholic Church and had to be 
rewritten many times before it was 
allowed to be presented, even during the 
life time of its author. 

The play is an attempt to recapture 
the farce spirit of the Renaissance theatre, 
written with main emphasis on entertain- 
ment value. Its theme revolves around 
the experiences of a religious hypocrite 
when he comes in contact with an 
Eighteenth-Century bourgeois family. . 

In addition to Tartuffe, who will be 
played by Dr. Grant, other male roles 
will be taken by Grant M. Thompson 
'38, Donn Dearing '39, Anson C. Piper '40, 
James W. Fowle and Stephen B. Bots- 
ford '41. The feminine parts in the play 
will be taken by Mrs. John V. Fine, wife 
of the Williams assistant professor of 
Greek and Latin, Lucy Glazebrook, 
Georgine Hazeltine, and Norah Perkins, 
all of Bennington. Miss Glazebrook, 
Thompson, Dearing, and Piper were 
also seen in last year's French play, La 
Poudre aux Yeux. 

Tickets for the production which is 
sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Michele A. 
Vaccariello will not go on sale until the 
night of the performance and will be 
priced at $.50. 

Purple Nine to Open 
Against Army Today 

(Contiiiued from Fourth Page) 
as an accurate measuring stick this early 
in the season, it is safe to say Williams 
can hope for little better. The Wesmen 
are a known power on the diamond, and 
Coach Blott has already prophesied an 
improvement in the club which earned 
an even split with the Ephmen in 1937's 
home and home series. 

A hopeful note was struck today when 
it was revealed that Mike Latvis, mid- 
winter choice for a regular outfield berth, 
and Johnny Baldinger, relief hurler, had 
decided to add their names to the roster. 
Following the Army and Yale engage- 
ments, Williams will be offered its first 
home view of the present edition of Cald- 
well's spiked hopefuls a week hence on 
Weston Field when the Purple engages 
Mass. State, one of the strongest nines 
in the East. 

Ernst Will Describe 
Opposition to Hague 

(Conttnuad from Fixit Fag*) 
form and defended the changes in the 
Supreme Court proposed by President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The court plan, 
he contended, failed to "go far enough" 
in unpacking the tribunal. Ultimate Power, 
a 1936 best seller by Mr. Ernst, traced the 
history of the judicial body and argued for 
a constitutional amendment that would 
allow congressional recall of court de- 

Connected with the law firm of Green- 
baum, Wolff, and Ernst, since he received 
his LL.B. from New York University, 
tonight's speaker has beenamemberof the 
New \'ork State Banking Board. As 
special counsel to Governor Herbert H. 
Lehman '99, Mr. Ernst has drafted legis- 
lation on insurance and banking. 

He served as arbiter for Mayor Kiorello 
H. LaGuardia in the New ^'ork City taxi- 
cab strike of 1934. Allied with the National 
Lawyers Guild, Mr. Ernst has fought in- 
sistently the restrictions imposed on negro 
membership by the American Bar Associa- 


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Continue Workouts 

(Continued from First Page) 

The only player on the injured list at 
present is Harv Potter, who is nursing 
an ankle which was bruised during the 
spring trip. He is, however, expected to 
return to action soon. 

Wednesday's practice was enlivened 
by a battle between Jack MacGruer's 
original Celtic combine and an unnamed 
pick-up ten captained by Lee Means. 
Although the final score was a matter of 
controversy, impartial observers gave 
Captain Means and his supporters the 



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John W. Notman '41 Wins 
Lead in Houseparty Play 

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passion, is portrayed by Jane Harrington, 
while Janet Walker will fill the role of 
humorous Aunt Lily. Belle, the shady 
lady of the piece, will be taken by Edwina 

In addition Mrs. Alton H. Gustafson 
and Jane Newhall of Williamstown have 
minor parts. Mrs. Gustafson is making 
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Williams Photo 
Exhibit Praised 
By Karl Weston 

Williams and Bennington 
Photographers Submit 
Many Varied Pictures 
To First Annual Show 

Subjects ranging from Harry Harris 
to Harry Hart and from landscapes to 
ladies are to be found among the 188 
photographs now hanging in Lawrence 
Hall in Williams' First Annual Photo- 
graphic Exhibition which opened 
Saturday. Termed "an extraordinarily 
line show" by Karl E. Weston, Amos 
Lawrence Professor of Fine Arts, the 
exhibit of works by fifty-four Williams 
and Bennington College contributors 
will remain on view for the next two weeks. 

Conceived and organized by G. Hitch 
Tryon, III, '38, and sponsored jointly by 
the Williams Photo Service and the 
Camera Club, the exhibition is designed 
to increase undergraduate interest in 
photography. Three prizes, to be deter- 
mined tomorrow, will be awarded to the 
best in each of three classes: portrait, 
action, and pictorial. 
Exceeds N. Y. Exhibit, Weston Says 

A selection committee composed of 
Samson L. Faison, assistant professor of 
fine arts, Robert Walker, instructor of 
fine arts, and Mr. E. Crosby Doughty 
picked the limited group of prints in the 
actual exhibit from 266 entries. Mr. 
Doughty, who is considered the town's 
best photographer, said, "The standard 
of excellence in the work submitted is 
unusually high. I found, moreover, a 
great deal of the modern spirit of photo- 
graphy which was well expressed." 

Mr. Weston, who will serve as one of 
the final judges with Franco H Crawford, 
Thomas T. Read Professor of Physics, 
and Dr. Walter Kilham of the Bennington 
College art department, commented on 
the exhibit saying, "I was amazed." He 
also stated that in his opinion much of 
the work was superior to that contained 
in a professional exhibit which was shown 
in Lawrence Hall early this year. 

Bennington Figures Prominently 

The exhibitors covered a wide range 

in their choice of photographic subjects. 

Portrait studies of Bennington beauties, 

Whoops Snively, and unidentified people 

of all ages and sex hang side by side with 

strange and interesting compositional 

treatments of machinery and metal 

spirals. One portrait of a comely, slightly 

exotic girl with the title "Expectant" 

may well start individual searching 

parties into the Vermont hills. 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 

Baxter Serves WGY 
As Radio Announcer 

With President James P. Baxter, 3rd, 
being called in at the last moment to act 
as chairman, a Williams debating team 
composed of James M. Burns and James 
M. Ludlow '39 engaged in a no-decision 
debate with Union College over station 
WGY, Schenectady, Saturday afternoon. 

Finding themselves without any means 
of transportation to Schenectady late 
in the afternoon of the debate, the two 
debaters approached President Baxter 
whom they saw taking his afternoon walk 
and asked him to drive them to the radio 
station. The President gladly consented, 
and the trio arrived well ahead of their 
5.30 p.m. deadline. 

For a moment it seemed as though 
their efforts had been in vain as President 
Fox of Union, who was to be chairman, 
was unavoidably detained. The WGY 
authorities were at a loss as to what to 
do, but upon learning of President 
Baxter's presence, asked him to preside. 

Dr. Baxter handled his unexpected 
position exceptionally well while Burns 
and Ludlow argued the affirmative of 
the question, Resolved, That the Congress 
of the United States be empowered to 
fix minimum wages and maximum work- 
ing hours for industry. 

Later in the evening James L. O'SulIivan 
'38 and William G. Steltz '40 debated 
Bucknell University in a no-decision 
affair in Griffin Hall. These two men 
upheld the negative of the question, 
J^^fobud, That the several sUtes should 
adopt a nnicameral lyitem of legislation. 

Smith Asks Payment 
Of WCA Fund Pledges 
During Near Future 

All but $600 of the money pledged 
in the annual Chest Fund drive, which 
this year for the first time in history 
reached and surpassed its goal of 
$4500, has been collected, Tom K. 
Smith '39, president of the Williams 
Christian Association, announced last 
week. He also expressed the appre- 
ciation of his organization for the 
cooperation and generosity of the 
student body, especially the freshmen 
from whom every cent pledged has 
been collected, but emphasized the 
necessity of a one-hundred per cent 
collection of the $5300 pledged if 
the W.C.A. is to fulfill its present 

This program includes badly-need- 
ed repairs at the White Oaks church, 
a similar improvement at the Will- 
iamstown French Catholic church, 
additional Boy Scout organization 
in local schools, and closer cooperation 
with the town welfare authorities. 
In addition to this the W.C.A. must 
provide for its regular student aid. 
Boys Club, and Red Cross work. 

French Group Offer 
Moliere's 'Tartuflfe" 

Williams and Bennington 
Students Support Dr. 
Grant in Comedy -Farce 

Jesup Hall will be the scene of the 
presentation of Moliere's Tartuffe by a 
group of students from Bennington 
and Williams tonight at 8.30 p.m. On 
Sunday night, Elliott M. Grant, Ph. D., 
who is to play the title role, was confined 
to his bed btit is expected to be able to 
appear when the curtain rises. 

Although the group which is presenting 
the play is not organized under any 
official name, it is not lackingin experience. 
Professor Grant, who until this year was 
professor of French at Smith College, 
acted in many dramatic productions 
there while Mrs. George Finney, playing 
the role of Mme. Pernclle, formerly 
coached dramatic groups. Miss Lucy 
Glazebrook of Bennington appearing as 
Marianne has toured with the Bennington 
Theatre Studio on its winter circuit. 
Stressing Farce Action 

John K. Savacool '39 who is directing 
the production also supervised last year's 
French presentation in addition to Sweel 
Land of Liberty which was given by Cap 
and Bells during the past winter. Donn 
Dcaring and Anson C. Piper, other male 
characters in the play, also took part in 
last year's play. The remaining feminine 
roles will be handled by Miss Georgina 
Hazeltine and Miss Eleanor Perkins, 
both from Bennington College. 
(Continuad on Third Pags) 

Ernst '09, Links 
Hague Success, 
Rightist Apathy 

Leaderless Conservatives 
Must Account for Civil 
Liberties Infringement 
C.I.O. Attorney Claims 

By John O. Tomb, 1940 

"Bankers, industrialists, and news- 
papers," in the opinion of Morris L. 
Ernst '09, "are responsible for such dic- 
tators as Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey 
City and for the recent censorship of the 
Birth of a Baby pictures in Life Magazine." 
Only "the conservative apathy" of Amer- 
ican citizenry allows such infringements 
on civil liberties, the Williams graduate, 
liberal lawyer, and C.I.O. attorney told 
a Liberal Club audience in Jesup Hall on 
Friday evening when he appeared on the 
collegiate platform for the second time 
within a year. 

Dampened by the unfavorable elements, 
a crowd of over two hundred listed to 
Mr. Ernst's enthusiastic excoriations, 
first of Hague's repression of labor ac- 
tivities, and then of prudish and unreal- 
istic bans on the distribution of literature. 

Mr. Ernst said he joined John L. Lewis 
and the C.I.O. fight in Jersey City be- 
cause he "did not want to see Hague get 
away with things" and because he de- 
sired to end the sweat shop work carried 
on there by women. Hague's policemen 
snatch the work of the labor organizers 
away during trials, he added, and drive 
out C.I.O. men after searching the head- 

Dictatorship Cannot Come 

"We couldn't get any meeting halls 
because Hague would slap excessive fines 
on us," the speaker r marked; "we could- 
n't even buy or rent open land as we had 
been forced to do once in New Bedford to 
secure a meeting place." 

America's conservatives are responsible 
for such a state of affairs, the Williams 
graduate contended. "The rightists are 
bankrupted of leadership," he added, in 
noting how he had unsuccessfully tried 
to "get around Hague's rear" by enlisting 
the conservative element against the 
doctrine of the Jersey City police chief 
that "the law of necessity gives me the 
right to deport people." 

Strongly convinced that "the White 
House could silence the repressive mayor 
of Jersey City" if it wanted to exert its 
control over Hague through the Demo- 
cratic National Committee, Mr. Ernst 
expressed his faith in the durability of 
American democracy. "Dictatorship can- 
not come to this country," he said, "be- 
cause of the taste our traditional sense 
of freedom has been given of fascism." 

Returning to his first love, censorship 
of the written or spoken word and pic- 
(Continued on Thild Page) 

Two Ducks Head List of Western Union 
Animal Arrivals, Creating Weekend Panic 

By WiNSHip A. Todd, '40 

Williamstown had a severe taste of the 
pandemonium likely to ensue if the Small 
Animal Department of Ringling Brothers 
Barnum and Bailey Circus should break 
loose and revert to type, last weekend, 
when hordes of practical jokers through- 
out the nation saw the possibilities 
surrounding Western Union's Easter 
policy of wiring ducks, chickens, rabbits, 
white mice, and miscellan- 

guinea pigs. 

eous festive fauna to dear friends, 
acted accordingly. 

The arrival of two ducks 
topped the list of domesti- 
cated animals which com- 
bined to turn fraternity 
houses and dormitories 
into a shambles over the 
weekend. All day Sunday 
Western Union delivery 
boys were seen rushing 
about the campus with fre- 
quent apprehensive looks 
in the direction of their 
live cargo, similar to those 
slave-runners might cast 
at their trunks while going 
through customs. 

First to arrive was a 
package addressed to 


Joseph Williamson '40 who, upon open- 
ing it, summoned his senses sufficiently 
to realize that he was faced with an ob- 
viously difficult problem which demanded 
immediate solution. Thereupon, he plug 
ged the shower, placed the problem there 
in, where it solemnly swam away the 
night, oblivious to its mission as the 
embodiment of holiday cheer. Though 
(Conlinuad on Sixth Page) 

Baxter, Makepeace, and' 
E. H. Adriance to Speak 
At '38 Dinner Thursday 

President Baxter, Charles D. Make- 
peace '00, college treasurer, and Edwin H. 
Adriance '14, alumni secretary, will be 
the guest speakers at the annual senior 
class banquet to be held Thursday 
evening at the Williams Inn, David P. 
Close '38, president of the class announced. 

A departure from the beer picnic type 
of banquet, the affair is an attempt to 
increase the attendance by making it 
more worthwhile. In addition, there will 
be no charge, since it has been under- 
written by several members of the class. 

Charles L. Safford '92, director of music, 
is scheduled to conduct the singing, while 
the Glee Club quartet, James D. Leland 
'38, and Joseph C. Clement, Jr. '39 will 
provide further entertainment. 

Historical Novel Is 
Real, States DeVoto 

Critic Says Writers Are 
Now Placing Emphasis 
on "Human Experience" 

"The historical novel of today has the 
virtue of any novel in that it deals with 
human experience," declared Bernard 
DeVoto, author, critic, and former editor 
of The Saturday Review of Literature Sun- 
day night, speaking under the auspices 
of the Forum in Jesup Hall on "History 
in the Historical Novel of Today." 

"Our historical novel has moved away 
from great names and ornamental pagean- 
try to become realistic and psychological," 
he stated, and because of that fact, this 
type of fiction is enjoying unprecedented 
popularity in this country at the present 
time. "America has more interest in the 
past than ever, and the popularity of 
novels dealing with characters in relation 
to historical farts will continue." 

This class of novel today rejects ro- 
mantic convention for realistic fiction, 
he continued, and has come to take its 
present stand partially because of its 
conflict with historians and fact, partially 
because it is impossible to completely 
recreate the past. 

Landon A Romantic Possibility 

"The freedom of the historical novelist 
is limited by his obligation to fact as a 
final arbiter, and to common sense. As a 
consequence, he tries to get out of regions 
of established fact into areas of more 
debatable fact." Thus novels champ- 
ioning lost causes, "history rewritten 
in the light of the great perhaps," en- 
counter difficulty, he asserted, since they 
are going against what is. It is likely, he 
pointed out, that the history dealing 
(Continued on Third Page) 

WiUiams Loses 
To West Point 
By 13-1 Margin 

Varsity Ball Team Meets 
Defeat in Opening Tilt 
as Errors Mar Game 

Seay Stars at Bat 

Hadley and Dunn Pounded 
for 11 Hits, 10 Passes 
by Strong Cadet Unit 

Easter's Festive Fowl 

DeiMld'a Btothar Uppe 

Mexican to Discuss 
Indian £ducatioii,Oil 

Moises Saenz Will Speak 
About Recent Trouble 
Involving U.S., England 

Mexico's educational problems and her 
difficulties with American and British 
oil concessionaires will be explained on 
Wednesday afternoon and evening when 
Moises Saenz, former Mexican under- 
secretary for education, appears at a 
Garfield Club tea and a Jesup Hall 
lecture arranged by Robert K. Lamb, 
assistant professor of economics. 

During the afternoon meeting, in the 
Garfield Club at 4.00 p.m., Mr. Saenz 
will discuss recent developments in the 
educating of the rural Indian populace 
which forms over eighty per cent of the 
total number of Mexicans. Since he grad- 
uated from Washington and Jefferson 
College, and received graduate degrees 
from Columbia and the Sorbonne, Mr. 
Saenz has played a prominent part in 
educational circles in his country. 
WUl DiaouM OU Crisis 

Starting as director of public education 
in the district of Guanajuato, he headed 
the National Preparatory School of Mex- 
ico City from 1916 to 1920. In 1924 Mr. 
Saenz took charge of the Summer School 
of the University of Mexico. After a 
five-year term as undersecretary for edu- 
cation, he assumed the presidency of the 
Public Welfare Commission in 1931. The 
following year, tomorrow's speaker be- 

Charlie Caldwell's 1938 varsity base- 
ball team got ofT to a slow start Saturday 
afternoon when it dropped its initial 
encounter of the season to Army by a 
decisive 13-1 count at West Point. Scor- 
ing in every inning but the third, the 
Mules found little trouble in solving the 
deliveries of Huff Hadley and Dan Dunn 
for eleven hits, among them three extra 
base blows. Eight Purple blunders, how- 
ever, nullified the attempts on the part 
of Williams to stem the winners' hitting 
sprees in the fifth and eighth frames. 

Huff Hadley was Coach Caldwell's 
choice to open on the mound against the 
Cadets, and he toiled six innings before 
being relieved in the seventh by Dunn. 
A combined total of ten free Army trips 
to first gives a clue to the lop-sided score, 
and this, combined with the eleven blows 
kicked out by the Mule, aided in putting 
the score in the double-figure column. 
Davis, starting hurler for the soldiers, 
kept the situation well in military hands 
by issuing only two free passes and the 
same number of scattered hits, while his 
successor. Lough, kept the Purple score 
down by allowing the visitors only three 

Seay is Lone Scorer 

Willianis' sole marker came late in the 
seventh when Pete Sea)', the outstanding 
Purple player on the field, singled sharply 
to deep center. Bill Stradley, next up in 
the batting order, wasted no time in 
pushing Seay around to third by hoisting 
a long double down the left field foul-line. 
Although Bill Nelligan missed a third 
strike, Dunn managed to send Seay 
scampering across the plate by grounding 
out to second. But Stradley, who had 
raced around to third, was left stranded 
when Hadley went down swinging a few 
seconds later. 

Army drew scoring blood in the opening 
frame, and kept up a steady trickle of 
runs across the home plate, except for 
the scoreless third, mounting the score 
up to seven tallies to one for Williams in 
the eighth. But as if to add insult to 
injury, the soldiers scored nearly as many 
runs in their half of the eighth as had been 
chalked up the entire rest of the game, 
converting three walks, three hits, and 
four errors into six runs. 

Face Bulldog Test Today 

Seay had the best day at the plate for 

the Purple, smacking out a clean double 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 

Houseparty Visitors 
Will be Able to See 
An Eclipse of Moon 

Not only will Williams students and 
their guests have a full moon for 
Spring houseparties, but in addition 
the universe has arranged a special 
feature. From 4.18 a.m. to 5.09 a.m. 
D.S.T. on Saturday, May 14, the 
bright orb will undergo a total eclipse. 

Dr. Willis Isbistcr Milham, Field 
Memorial Professor of Astronomy, 
stated that the spectacle would be 
interesting to watch, although it had 
very little scientific import. Experi- 
ments beyond the grasp of the layman 
have shown, he said, that the temper- 
ature on the surface of the moon falls 
at the rate of about 200 degrees 
centigrade per hour during the to- 

The most interesting phenomenon 
observable with the naked eye. Dr. 
Milham remarked, was the fact that 
the moon is faintly visible during 
totality, because of the scattering 
of light around the earth. With 
usual celestial punctuality, the eclipse, 
which actually begins at 2.57 a.m., 
will be on time within two seconds, 
the astronomer prophesied. 


The Williams Record 

PublUhed TuMday and Saturday by Studenta of WilUama CoUege 

Entered at North Adams post offlce as second class matter Friday, April 8, 1938 
Office of publication: Excelsior Printing Company. North Adams, Mass. 


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The Williams Photo Exhibit has surpassed all expectations. 
Hitch Tryoii and his colleagues who worked so hard to make it a suc- 
cess deserve warm congratulations for a magnificent show. They have 
uncovered and developed a field of artistry at Williams that hitherto 
has received scant notice. 

We could go into endless superlatives about the 188 photographs 
shown in the Exhibit, and talk eloquently of their significance in dem- 
onstrating that Williams students can be artistically creative and 
stimulating. Rather than do that, however, we would merely offer 
this brief advice; SEE IT. 


New squash courts, two additions to the coaching stafT, and 
official recognition of fencing as another part of an already full sports 
roster indicate that the Williams athletic program is a progressive 
and expanding section of college activity. Yet there is a weak spot, 
one that has been long ignored in the ever present list of "What 
Williams Needs Most." The track team needs an assistant coach, 
for in all fairness to himself and his sport Tony Plansky can not be 
expected to do all he is capable of when single-handed he must carry 
the burden of both the freshman and the varsity squads — at present 
numbering together over eighty men. 

Certainly track, one of the four major sports and directly affect- 
ing a larger number of Williams athletes than any other, deserves a 
more adequate coaching staff than this. And because it is not a team 
type of sport, it is one that can least afford a minimum of coaching 
time per man. The emphasis is on the individual, with every one of 
the fifteen different events a specialized technique in itself requiring 
in most cases a particular adaption of the individual to the technique. 
One coach can not possibly be expected to develop every available 
bit of ability when he must spread his energies over so large a group. 

Unlike many of the suggested "Williams Needs . . ." which are 
not practicable for one reason or another, this gap in the athletic 
staff can be readily filled. Bill Fowle's resignation means that a new 
man must be appointed to coach freshman basketball, and it should 
not be difficult to find one who can help track teams as well. Further- 
more, the Athletic Council's report for last year showed a profit of 
$2,474.46, indicating that such an addition is well within the present 
budget. Coach Plansky will undoubtedly turn out another good team 
this spring despite his heavy burden, but prompt action by the Athletic 
Council would mean lightening that burden and a more adequately 
coached track team as well. 



7.30 p.m.— Meeting of Williams Student 
Union to discuss possibility of peace 
demonstration at Williams this year. 
3 Griffin Hall. 


4.15 p.m.— Annual Room drawing for 
the class of 1940. Treasurer's office. 

8.30 p.m.— Le Theatre Intinie presents 
TarUiffe. Jcsup Hall. 


4.00 p.m.— Moises Saenz will discuss 
the development in education of rural 
Indian population. Garheld Club. 

7.00 p.m.— Moises Saenz, former Mexi- 
can Undersecretary of Education, speak- 
ing on the oil crisis in Mexico. 



Although communications may be published 
unsigned, if so requested, the name of the writer 
must in every case be submitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
ever, the facts stated, nor the opinions expressed 
in this department. 

To the Editor of The Williams Record: 

The assumption in the editorial which appear- 
ed in the last RECORD seems to he that since the 
Williams Christian Association does not agree 
with the proposal, hacked hy the Record, to 
abolish compulsory Sunday chapel, the W.C.A. 
is irreligious and unchristian. We regret that 
the sincerity of those botli in and outside of 
the W.C.A. wlio believe in compulsory Sunday 
chapel should be questioned. This subject is 
above personal and vintlictive feeling. We be- 
lieve that there is a large group of students 
who think that some kind of compulsion in the 
religious side of life is necessary for a vital 
religion in college, just as some sort of com- 
pulsion is necessary in the physical and in- 
tellectual sides of life for vital health and vital 
thinking. This, of course, does not mean that 
we believe the present situation in all its details 
is perfect. 

By this communication we do not wish to 
appear narrow and unreceptive. for we are 
always anxious to obtain advice and listen to 
criticism and we sincerely hope that they will 
be forthcoming in the future. The W.C.A. would 
gladly welcome the opportunity to discuss in an 
open forum tlie relation of religion, tlie W.C..^., 
and the students, but until such an occasion 
presents itself, we request that the Recokd re- 
spect our sincere expression of belief. 

Tom K. Smith. Jr. 

President of the W.C.A. 

William A. Spurrier 

Vice-President of the W.C.A. 

To the Editor of The Williams Record: 

Although I am with you heart and soul in your 
efforts to abolish compulsory Sunday chapel in 
Williams College, and although we are personal 
friends. I must take issue with you in regard to 
your editorial in Saturday's Record. 

When you say that the W.C.A. Cabinet mem- 
bers "seem to overlook .... tlieir most import- 
ant obligation." and criticisie their "bland ac- 
ceptance of the present system", you are dolus 
them an Injustice only partially remedied if at 
all by your later recognition in the article that 
"misunderstanding of the vital problem in- 
volved" as well as "sheer apathy" may be re- 
sponsible for their stand. 

Broadly speaking, and disregarding the non- 
religious arguments on either side, the Question 
of compulsory Sunday cliapel comes down to a 
question as to tlie attitude of the individual 
toward religion as a whole, and those mcmberg 
of the W.C.A. Cabinet who advocate the com- 
pulsory service are simply reflecting what is their 
position in regard to the larger issue. 

Organized, formullzed. ritualized religion may 
be viewed as the true approach to the Ultimate 
Truth; this view is opposed by those who regard 
the approach as an individualized, personalized 
matter in which ritual is perhaps helpful but 
not essential. 

It is very similar to the problem which vexed 
Chrietendom at the time of the Protestant Re- 
formation where the body of the Church 
Hierarchy must lead the individual to God, or 
whether the individual can himself come into 
direct contact with hia Maker without the inter- 
pOBitlon of the Church. 

It ifl my personal conviction that the problem 
is an individual one. that ritnal is not the path 
to God but merely a handrail along this path 
to which we can cling for security when our 
strength falters and we cannot follow the course 
unaided — which is to say most of the time. 
But while this is my opinion, I recognize the 
existence of the other one, the possibtlity Chat 
they may be right- 
When the Trustees come to their decision in 

regard to the institution of compulsory Sunday 
cliapel, it will really be a stand on a much bigger 
issue that they are taking. Those of us wlio take 
the individualized approach can only hope that 
they will not show too great a reliance upon the 
forms and trappings of religion. 

In conclusion, I should like to point out a 
most amazing phenomenon; in an age reputedly 
drifting away from religion, and on a campus 
reputedly apathetic, it has been possible to 
arouse earnest, interested, sometimes heated 
discussion in regard to a religious issue. Regard- 
less of what the ultimate outcome may be, this 
fact alone makes our efforts worthwhile. 


Robert S. Schultz. 111. '39 

To the Editor: 

The News organ edited in Jesup Hall twice 
a week (or is it 3> GriHin Hall twice a month?) is 
sadly in need. There must be a recognition of 
a changing and progressive world by the editors. 
Conflict must be aroused. Social and economic 
problems must be brought to the attention of 
tlie student body who have not all been brought 
before the altar of Thorstein Veblen and other 
great economists who arc spreading the Truth 
in the Berkshire valley. 

One of the first and most magnificent steps 
was the recognition of the fact by the new ed- 
itorial board of TllE RECOltD that few of the men 
in college read the riglit newspapers. It is crim- 
inal to think thatthcmajorityofthestudentbody 
reads The New York Times ?in6. Tribune (filthy 
Fascist rags) when The Daily Worker and The 
Sttidenl Advocate are available. The most far- 
reaching and searching result of this new policy 
was the article appearing April 16 hearing the 
title: "Americans report on the fighting in Spain, 
say I-ascists kill with du Pont bombs." In this 
article the ignorant are informed that these 
bombs killed 500 in Barcelona and that the 
Ktghtisls. i.e. the Conservatives are really 
much poorer fighters than the Loyalists. The 
conclusion of the article, however pleases me 
most. It is literary perfection couched in phrases 
to bring a tear to one's eye. "ListenI And even 
after seeing again the reassuring Americanism 
of that street, this reporter could not help but 
feel that the 3,000 miles separating it from Spain 
is an uncomfortably small distance." Let those 
who scoffatthe prejudiced nature of The Record 
hold their peace now. This scoop, comrades, 
had as its source the headquarters of the Abra- 
ham Lincoln Brigade which is now fighting for 
Loyalist Spain. Where could one get more 
reliable and unbiased information? Now such 
an article as the above deserves great praise 
It brings the outside world a little bit closer to 
our tiny vacuum in the Berkshires. It ia a candle 
in the dark to lead us beside still waters. 

Speaking of our vacuum in the Berkshires 
reminds me of a tactical error committed in the 
Tuesday editorial, "The Education of the 
Williams Faculty," proposing that those in the 
responsible positions in an educational institu- 
tion should get about and see the world. To 
crawl out of one's intellectual cubby hole and 
take a look at the world ia extremely dangerous 
to the Cause. It has even been known to broaden 
one's viewpoint to the extent that one considers 
both sides of a situation before writing about it. 
What would happen to THE NEW WftLlAMS 
if its founding fathers were to expose the baby 
to the world with freedom of choice in that it is 

Eermitted to read the facts presented without 
iaa or prejudice. 
However, I am glad to notice that the cam- 
paign agtiinst compulsory chapel and now a- 
gainst the Williams Christian Association has not 
fallen prey to anything like reason or open 
mindcaness. Stick with the present plan of 
attack, gentlemen, and you will really fix things 
up in the proper manner. Let ua take a look at 
the campaign and notice its praiseworthy 

In the first place, the attack is being launched 
by the three publications under the direction 
of one of the nicest little interlocking director- 
ates that ever hoped to come into existence. 
We of the Union have gained power and we in- 
tend to use it to the best advantage. And that 
leads me to the next excellent feature in the 
plan of attack. 

In the second place, we are keeping before the 
student at all times and places our attitude on 

Monday, April 18 Before April 19, every 
Registration student intending to 

continue his studies 
here next fall, must secure registration 
cards from the deans' office, together with 
necessary directions, and fill them out on 
or before April 30. Failure to comply 
with this regulation will result in a $5 fine. 

Room Drawing The annual room 
drawing for the class 
of 1940 will take place in the treasurer's 
office Tuesday afternoon, April 19, at 
4,15 p.m. As only one of each pair or 
trio of roommates will be permitted to 
draw a number, only one member of each 
rooming combination need be present. 
Charles D. Makepeace, '00 

the situation. For instance, in The Record of 
April 16. we point out that in spite of the "stern 
criticism of compulsory Sunday cliapel which 
has recently appieared in the three campus 
publications", the W.C.A. is continuing along 
its ignorant way. Now there is real technique in 
that method; it serves a double purpose. It 
reminds tlie reader that the three of us are very 
"stern" about the situation and it rather subtly 
points out the stupidity of the Trustees and the 
W.C.A. in trying to make us go to church when 
we three in all our wisdom have decided that 
tliat is not what we want. 

And now we come to the coup de grace, that 
magnificent editorial in the April 16 Record. 
Let us analyze this masterpiece which will 
always be the pride and joy of all Williams men 
as significant of our leaders' reasoning ability 
and attitude. 

First, the spirit in which it is written is noth- 
ing if not worthy of comment. We show tliat 
we are the ones with the true religious spirit. 
It hurts our sensitive religious feelings to think 
that we tniist do what we want to do so badly 
of our own free will. To think that we do not 
want to go to chapel is entirely erroneous. The 
main idea of this agitation is that we object to 
things the way they stand at present and wish to 
stir up campus interest. (Don't let it worry 
you too much, lads, you will get ten cuts next 

Second, the caption. "The Williams Un- 
christian Association." Bravo! A brilliant stroke! 
That, gentlemen, is really something to be 
proud of. The estimable William Randolph 
Hearst in his highest dreams has never risen to 
such excellence. I venture to hope that such 
an effort is a sign of bigger and better things 
to come in the future, that it will continue to be 
typical of our campus publications. It is a 
pleasant sign of growing pains in our sweet 
little baby. THE NEW WILLIAMS. 

Third, the dominance of emotion over reason. 
Some poor individual might think that the state- 
ment concerning the contradictory position of 
the W.C.A. and the evils of mass worship is 
reasoned and logical, but we know better. Why 
stoop to reason and logic when it is so much 
easier to bandy words? We pointed out that be- 
cause the W.C.A. is favoring a college chaplain, 
it is diametrically opposing its position regarding 
mass worship. The fact that chaplains are us- 
ually connected with mass religion is beside the 
point. Of course, the logic there is non-existent, 
but what of it? We are attacking something and 
that is what really counts. The same goes for 
our attitude on mass worship. That the state- 
ment "the indifference and resentment resulting 
from mass worship" means nothing is obvious. 
We know just as well as everyone else that Chris- 
tianity, Buddhism, and Mohammedism have 
always existed with mass worship. What every- 
one else does not know is that "The old order 
changeth" and that along with the death of the 
OLD WILLIAMS the death of mass reUgion is 
to come about. We will take our "personal, 
spontaneous religion" in the same serious manner 
that we attend daily chapel. On Sunday it will 
be pleasant to cogitate on God from a position of 
worship which to the uninitiated will look like 
that of sweet innocent sleep. 

There are some who admit that the main ob- 
jection to compulsory chapel, from their point 
of view, is that it interferes with sleep, golf, 
weekends, and other pleasant diversions. This 
naive attitude ia not worthy of consideration at 
this point, however. 

That gentlemen, is a review of the first gurgl- 
ings of our new baby. Like all fathers it is 
possible that we may be just a teensy bit proud 
of our first born child, but our ambition for 
THE NEW WILLIAMS is different from what 
some would think. We are going to continue 
educating Junior along the same lines in order 
that he may develop further the admirable 
tendencies we have discovered in his cunning 
little mind. 

Along his early line of reasoning it is not too 
much to hope that he will bring further noble 
changes into our midst. Perhaps he will again 
see the light and will be inspired to even greater 
deeds. An example would be the abolishing of 
all assigned reading. It stands to reason that if 
we are compelled to read Shakespeare, Veblen, 
or Bemis we cannot possibly like what we find 
in these books. "Indifference and resentment" 
are the inevitable results of compulsion. 

As to what THE NEW WILLIAMS has to 
say in its publications, let us hope for continued 
reforms there also. These reforms should be 
carried out with two factors in mind. First, it is 
the modest duty of juniors and seniors in college 
to bring the Truth about the world (not just 
our vacuum) before the student body. Second, 
we must stamp out any ideas to the effect that 
Williams' publications are to be devoted to the 
opinion and attitude of the majority of Williams 
men. The publications should be controlled by 
a very neat, compact little group not lacking in 
modesty, broadness of viewpoint, faith in their 
ideals or themselves. 

A little minority shall lead them. 
Wallace L. Crawford "38 

To the Editor: 

The Record is to be commended for having 
taken a vital interest in the chapel problems; 
however, it must be forever damned for the 
manner in which it has deemed to approach the 
subject In the editorial columns. 'Thk Record 
has failed in its primary duty: to serve as an 
organ of student opinion. Instead, it represents 
the voice of the few, instead of expressing the 
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"llu- Williams Un- 
cdiior sets iii> tliose 
cIki]m'1 as the uiily 
tiy itHlividual, in tlii^ 
■ A., in such a inaiiiu-r 

(Continued fiom Second Page) 
opinidii of iht> many thinking iniUvidiKils 
the campus. 

in an editorial titled : 
evident lack of tlioiinlit 
christian Association" tin 
wlio oppose cumpulsiiry 
(Miristians. To (luestion :i 
instance a Kruiip, the W.C 
is nol oidy absurd, but di.s;;ustin_ 

You have failed more than onei- to publish 
articles siibniiLted with ruKard to the activities 
of lIk- Cliri.stian Association; had you been on 
your toes, y(ju or sonu'one oiiTiiK RKCOiti) niiKlit 
liave learned that the Cabinet's decision on 
backing compulsory chapel was made, not last 
Tuesday, but on March 1st. In your coltinin 
referred Lo, you failed In make mention of the 
obvious fact that if tin' W.C.A. did lujthiny more 
tliaii to make possible and aclividy run tlie Wil- 
lianislown Hoys C!lub, it would be serving so 
valuable an end that none could <iuestion its 
integrity. Af,'aiu, witli in<n-e specific reyard to 
tlie campus, you fall to note the "Embassy" 
and Conferences held un the campus, as well as 
spt^cial services such as tlie Armistice Day 
and Maiinday Thursday celelirations, the 
activitiits at White Oaks and elsewhere, in all 
of which all undergraduates can and do partici- 
pate, whether members of the .■\Bs<Jciation or not. 

With direct reference to your patter on the 
abolition of compulsory clia|)el, I feel strongly 
that your words are biased and unthinking in 
nature. The criticisms which of hite have aiJpear- 
ed in the publications on tliis campus regarding 
the abolition of chapel do lit tie more than to make 
mc certain tliat some Williams undergraduates 
have not passed the pucrilestage.TlicarticIethat 
aijpeared in the March issue of Sketch, which 
concluded with the names of certain individuals, 
wlio eitlier signed without bothering to read, or 
politicians wlio saw an opportunity for publicity 
on a "bull issue", presents nothing that is even 
provocative of thought and suggests no remedy 
to the Williams apathy protilem other than to 
say: do away with it all. In one place the state- 
ment is made, and tiuite rightly, that "religion 
is the groping of the human spirit after a Truth 
beyond his grasp." There can be no argument 
against the remark, but the pseudo-journalist 
fails to recognize that education is the same 
groping for truth beyond reach, that students 
the world round are attending institutions of 
learning and often are attending compulsory 
classes in quest of knowledge. The roots of the 
problem at this college, and there are problems, 
do not lie in tlie direction of aljolition. It has 
been cited that inasmuch as reciuired daily 
chapel was abolished, so in turn the Sunday 
observance should be treated. It is well to note, 
however, that the religious atmosphere has not 
increased ijy wit of this manoevcr, and there has 
been far from wide spread support of these 
daily interludes. The average attendance this 
year has been fifteen, and with l>ut one or two 
exceptions the same individuals have made up 
this number. If any tool of publicity feels truth- 
fully that the abolition of rccjuired chapel is 
going to give a great boost to religion, figures will 
prove the contrary to be true, here or elsewhere. 
When 1 say religion, I mean the Christian 
religion. For mystics, and such who want the 
ir.-vard feeling state without any knowledge 
of the subject luvolvt*/, cliere may be no neces- 
sity for further enlightenment on doctrines and 
principles. The ('hristian faiths, however, main- 
tain tliat life should be a constant striving after 
clearer vision and enlightenment on the life of 
Christ, his apostles ami prophets. There are 
many who believe that by the time they have 
reached college they have all the religion that 
they need glean from others, that religion is a 
purely personal thing, a communion with the 
Divinity which no one can broaden or develop 
through lectures etc. One might well aak these 
people why they come to college at all? If you 
are so educated, and 1 feel that Christianityisa 
basic factor in education, why not just go to 
some library and read books that ordinarily 
would be assigned in a college course!* What 
value do you find in professors learned in a field 
in which they have specialized? If it could be 
pointed out that a majority of individuals would 
attend churches with abolition removed, then 
you might have something to say. Hut this is 
imptjssiMe. Human beings are human beings 
and as such are not, while in the age of college 
years going to give up weekending for chapel, 
whether it be in recovering from a Saturday 
night's feast with Bacchus, or a trip to Vassar 
or Smith. Williams College has long stood on one 
ideal, to give the undergraduate personal con- 
tact with men qualilied in their departments, 
opening fields to the mind. In standing behind 
compulsory cliapel, I feel that the college is 
doing its job of at least opening the avenue for 
discovering the true ethical and moral life 
through Christianity. 

I am fully in accord with the revisions sug- 
gested by the W.C.A. It is only logical that the 
services should be made more devotional, that 
life and pep should be inserted. This can best be 
accomplished by having a top notch chaplain 
to replace the present assortment of preachers. 
There is no single factor of more importance in 
aiding the development of religious thought and 
action than a strong pastor. It was the man 
Christ who taught the common sense way of life, 
and it is his disciples of this day and age who 
alone have the real opportunity to fully inter- 
pret his life for us. By having continuity in the 
services and sermons, l>y coming in contact with 
undergraduates both as chaplain and as a mem- 
ber of the present depleted Department of 
Religion. The second suggestion made by the 
Cabinet was that dealt with in the article appear- 
ing on the first page of the April IStli issue: 
namely that in order to better aid the student 
in forming the church-going-habit after college, 
the administration should allow certain liberty, 
as outlined in the article, in attending church 
away from Williamstown, provided credentials 
of attendance are given to the Dean's Office. 

Thousands more words could and no doubt 
will be written on this whole subject; too many 
have appeared alreadyl It ia my hope, neverthe- 
less, that you will deal with this and any other 
subject in such a way as to avoid raising ani- 
mosity through the organ of a student publica- 

/ conclude with hut this one word, if you are 
so imbued with your ideals, Mr. Burns, with 
expressing such opinions as you have, come out 
in the open, accept a challenge for debate and let's 
do a real job in the presence of the Board of 
Trustees. If this is a subject which they are to 
hear about, let them have a fair presentation by 
both sides. We in favor of the system of com- 
pulsory chapel in a revised form, would like to 
have a discussion arranged on the evening of 
May 6th. the day before the official sitting of the 

Sidney W. Goldsmith '40 

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(Continuttd ftom Flrit Paga) 
The present production is an attempt 
to recapture the spirit of the old French 
farce, reinterpreting it for a modern 
audience. The production management 
of the play has added to the original 
manuscript in certain spots and has cut 
other passages out in an eflfort to play up 
the farce action. 

In order to aid those people who will 
attend the play, but whose French is not 
jjerfect, the group has prepared programs 
which will include an English synopsis 
of each act. The production this year is 
expected to be more elaborate than that 
of last year with si)ecial costumes being 
made for the cast. 

Historical INovels of Today 
Are Real, Declares DeVoto 

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The only justilicatiori for the conven- 
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staled, is the need of each generation to 
shape its own heroes, 'lo this tyjie of 
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lind out so much that isn't so." 

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Boatmen Will Stage 
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Purple Yacht Club Under 
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First Collegiate Cruise 

Headed by Commodore Jim Lewis and 
under a newly adopted constitution, the 
Williams Yacht Club is sponsoring a 
spring cruise uni(|ue in intercollegiate 
yachting circles. All records show that, 
to this time, nothing of this kind has ever 
been attempted by a collegiate club. 

Friday, May 20, has been set for the 
tentative launching date. Led by the 
Grenadier, an Alden yawl owned by Lewis 
the yachts will rendezvous at Morris 
Cove in New Haven harbor Friday night. 
Early Saturday morning a race will be 
staged to Port Jefferson, a distance of 
thirty miles. 

That night a cruise dinner will be held 
at the destination with all members of 
the club in attendance. According to 
Lewis, there will be several speakers of 
note and plans for a future cruise will be 
discussed. Members will disband Sunday 
morning after a race back to New Haven. 

Membership Limited 

Besides the Williams Club, similar 
organizations from Pine Orchard, Sa- 
chem's Head, Essex, and Branford have 
been invited to attend. Lewis, along with 
Chick Young and Louie Brooks will 
represent the Purple, with the possibility 
of Barkie Brown's and Bob Bavier's 
boats being included. 

At a recent meeting of the executive 
committee, the club was limited to a 
membership of thirty. The following men 
were chosen: F. K. Davis, Cumber '38, 
Abberley, Jones, Lewis, Young, Auer, 
L. Brooks, Hayward, Brown, Seaverns '39, 
Bavier, Fox, Goldsmith, Shonk, Touret, 
Turner, Westin, Winans, Breul, Stanley, 
Dodd '40, Ferry, R. Prince, Chamberlain, 
Lovell, Tallman, Clarke, Lena, and 
Bedford '41. At the same time certain 
qualifications were indicated as requisites 
for membership in the organization, and 
the nominating committee for the body 
was appointed. 

Four Races Scheduled 

Besides the spring cruise, plans have 
also been made for the annual MacMillan 
Cup Race at Winnao, Cape Cod, June 
(Conllnu«d on Fifth P«b«) 

Williams to Take Part 
In Scientific Meeting 

Fourteen representatives from Will- 
iams will journey to Amherst Satur- 
day to participate in the Eighth 
Annual Connecticut Valley Sluilent 
Scientific Conference in conjunction 
with other New England colleges. 
Three graduates, eight seniors, and 
three juniors have been included in 
the delegation from Williamstown. 

Robert Darling and Morris Geller 
'37 are among the alumni scheduled 
to participate in the meeting; while 
Lloyd S. Blair, Barton Childs, Peter 
V. Dingman, H. Lee Ferguson, Jr., 
James P. Flemming, Melvin V. Lan- 
don, George W. McKay, and Donald 
T. McMillan '38 are the seniors who 
will all read papers or give denumstra- 
tions on scientific matters. George 
Allen, Carl E. Glock, and David 
M. Pratt '39 are also included among 
the delegates. 

This year marks the fourth time 
that Williams has been represi'iiti'd 
in the Connecticut Valley Conference, 
which annually feature scienli(ic, 
discussions of chemistry, biology, 
geology, and physics. 

Eight Students Win Red 
Cross Life-Saving Cards 

Eight undergraduates received Red 
Cross lifesaving instructorship cards and 
two others had their certificates renewetl 
following a recent two-week's examination 
period conducted in Lasell Pool by Bert 
Bachman, Red Cross field representative. 
Coach Bob Muir was presented with a 
special aquatic instructor's permit which 
allows him to train and pass the ordinary 
class of instructors. 

Those named as life-saving instructors 
were Myron A. Tenney '38, Donald W. 
VanArtsdalen, J. Robert Howell, C. 
Raymond Martin, Jr., Harwood Shepard, 
Ronald Webster, Jr., Robert B. White, 
and Robert J. Wineman '4L Thomas A. 
Hammer, Jr. and Frank R. Wallace '39 
had their certificates renewed. 

Twenty students are now participating 
in a class supervised by Bob Muir wliich 
leads to a senior life-saver's badge. Last 
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Six Golfers Hit Top 
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Sehriber Sets Fast Pace 
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Six potential members of the most 
promising golf team Williams has seen 
in several years hit top form Saturday 
when they toured the diOicult par seventy- 
Ihree laconic golf course in near-perfect 
ligures, no member going over seventy- 
six for the eighteen holes. The combina- 
tion of Butch Schriber and Andy Ander- 
son, sophomores, sliced seven strokes off 
par to turn in a best ball card of sixty-six. 

With the Taconic course in the final 
stages of spring thaw, Anderson, Schriber, 
Joe Williamson, and Ray Korndorfer, 
sophomores, and Frank Gillett and Bob 
Jones, juniors, had little difficulty scoring. 
Schriber turned in the low card of the 
day with a sub-par seventy-two, Gillett 
following with a seventy-four. Williamson 
and Jones tied with seventy-five's, while 
Andersuii and Korndorfer trailed the 
fast lielil with cards of seventy-six. 

With their initial match against Bow- 
doin only nine days off, the; golfers have 
hit mid-season form with unusual rapidity. 
Confronted with one of the most difficult 
schedules in the history of the sport at 
Williams, including matches with Yale, 
Holy Cnjss, Brown, Dartmouth, and 
Harvard, Coach Dick Baxter's men will 
have an even chance of overturning several 
top-notchers in eastern intercollegiate 
golfing circles. 

Schriber scored three birdies during the 
course of the afternoon, while Anderson's 
four combined to establish a near record 

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Though Dick Baxter, Taconic Club 
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formal invitation, nine yearling divot- 
diggers are plodding regularly over the 
college course in preparation for 
the first scheduled match against 
Hotchkiss on May 7. 

Lee GagliardI, last year's Exeter 
captain, heads the group of those who 
have discarded all but the regulation 
fourteen clubs, and holds the unofficial 
freshman medalist title with a seven- 
ty-six card. The other eight who will 
probably face Dartmouth, Williston 
and Clark are Bill Watson, Bob 
Bernhardy, John Prizer, George Eddy, 
Bill Callender, Bob Whittemore, 
Tod Blodget, and Bill Nicolls. 

Spokesman for Federal 
Theater Will Give Talk 
At Cap & Bells Meeting 

Eugene C. Keenan, official spokesman 
and lecturer for the Federal Theater 
division of the W.P.A. will speak at a 
closed meeting of the Cap and Bells 
Corporation in the lower lounge of the 
Garfield Club at 7.45 Thursday evening, 
Joseph C. Clement, Jr., '39 announced 

Feeling that the usual 12.40 meetings 
of the corporation were inadequate, 
Clement said that Thursday's assembly 
would inaugurate a series of monthly 
meetings to be held in the evening at one 
of the fraternity houses. It is hoped that 
(ConUnuad on Flilh Pag*) 

Seek First Win 
Over Elis Today 

Major On the eve of baseball's 100th 
Swap opening the Cubs and the Car- 
dinals, two of the game's leading 
clubs, closed one of the biggest trades in 
recent history. And now it appears that 
Dizzy Dean, the eccentric Red Bird who 
was slated to open his seventh season for 
Branch Rickey against the Corsairs today, 
will be instead. Bill McKechnie's first 
headache as pilot of the Cincinatti Reds. 
The picture from behind this typewriter 
isn't as black as Cardinal players and fans 
are painting it. 

Dean's record a year ago, 13 wins and 
10 losses, was his worst since coming to 
the big time, and Spring exhibitions have 
done little to dispel a thought that he 
may not have snapped back to 1936 form. 
True, Curt Davis is old, Shoun is no ball 
of fire, and Chuck Stainback, while a 
good outfielder, has a disturbing habit 
of falling asleep while on duty. But one 
is forced to remember that the Cubs 
have never yet pulled a successful deal. 
Chuck Klein, Babe Herman, and Roy 
Parmelee all failed under Wrigley, to 
mention only the most prominent flops. 

The only tangible thing St. Louis lost 
when Dean picked up his glove and his 
other shirt to go North was box office. 
The general opinion was that a large 
amount of cash must have been involved, 
but it wouldn't surprise this corner, if 
Phil Wrigley had merely purchased 
himself another White Elephant. Even a 
pitcher loses color when he can't win. 

miscues were chalked up to Fielding 
Simmons who was catching his first game 
in two years. Three more were added 
by the new keystone combination of 
Nelligan and Doug Stearns. When Will- 
iams settles down and forgets its restless- 
ness, the club will have every reason to 
click. The stuff is there, and it is only a 
question of time until a unit will be mould' 
ed. It'll be a tighter battle at Yale despite 
the Elis' superiority over the Cadets. 

The failure to hit is a more serious prob- 
lem, but even this may work itself out 
when confidence is restored. Pete Seay 
with a double and a single. Bill Stradley 
with a double, and Danny Dunn with the 
only Purple rib showed the way with the 
stick. After a couple of tough ones, at 
New Haven this afternoon and at Will- 
iamstown Saturday, the going should be 
easier, and with a little support, 1938's 
will be a winning nine. 


Huff Hadley Again Slated 
to Pitch for Ephmen 
in New Haven Contest; 
Dunn, Webbe in Reserve 

(ConUnuKl iiom Flnl Page) 
in the fourth frame with nobody aboard, 
and coming through in the seventh with 
the bingo later converted into the only 
Purple run. Kasper, Curtin, and Weining 
were the big Army guns, each hoisting two 
blows in their respective turns at bat. 
This afternoon the team meets Yale 
at New Haven in what promises to be 
one of the hardest games of the year for 
the varsity nine. Although the Elis 
dropped a close 6-3 tilt with Cornell 
Saturday, they arc still the defending 
champions of the so-called "Ivy League." 
Huff Hadley will probably get the nod 
from Coach Caldwell to carry the pitching 
burden, with Ski Webbe and Dan Duiiii 
in reserve. The rest of the line-up should 
remain the same, while a shake-up or 
reorganization of the daisy trio is a 
possibility. Summary Follows: 

ARMY (13) 

Durbin, 2b 
Clement, 2b 
Weining, cf 
Dobson, ll> 
Esau, lb 
Jannarone, U 
Renola, If 
Kasper, rf 
Curtin. 3b 
Sanndera, ss 
Litton, ss 
ICrisman. c 
Kail, c 
Davis, p 
Lougb, p 


Durrell. If 
Simmons, c 
D. Stearns, 2b 
P. Stearns, 1 b 
Seay. 3 b 
Stradley. cf 
Nelligan. ss 
Hazard, rf 
Hadley. p-rf 
Dunn, p 

(a) Perkins 

(b) Fox 















































































5 24 

- I 

a) Batted for Nelligan in ninth inning, 
(b) Ran for Perkins in the ninth inning. 
ARMY I 1 1 2 1 1 6 X- 

Runs batted In— Dunn, Jannarone, Krisman, 
Kasper (2), Curtin, Litton (2), Lough (2). 
Two base hits — Stradley, Seay, Curtin, Lough. 
Three-base hits — Renola. Stolen bases^Janner- 
onc, Renola. Double play — Hadley and P. 
Stearns. Left on bases — Williams 7. Army 9. 
Struck out— By Hadley 5, by Dunn 2; by Davis 
6, by Lough 3. Bases on balls^off Hadley 5. 
off Dunn 5; off Davis 2. off Lough 1. Hits — off 
Hadley 6 in 6. oft Dunn .S in 2; off Davis 2 in 6. 
off Lough 3 in 3. Wild pitch — Hadley. Passes 
balls — Simmons, Krisman 2. Winning pitcher — 
Davis. Losing pitcher— Hadley. Umpires — 
Corkins and Perkins. Time of game — 2:32. 

look for i^ 


Our Own My scout that represented 
Back Yard me at Army reports ner- 
vousness and lack of con- 
fidence and outdoor practice as the three 
causes for the Purple disaster at West 
Point. Seven errors, eleven hits and ten 
bases on balls might be mentioned as three 
others. This isn't as bad as the first look 
might lead you to think. Three of the 

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Yacht Club Will Hold 
New Spring Regatta 

(Contlnuvd from Fourth Ftg«) 
22-24. Williams will send two crews to 
the meet which will be attended by 
Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, and Cornell. 
Princeton, M.I.T., Brown, and Trinity 
have expressed a desire to enter, but have 
not as yet been accepted as entrants. 

Three other meets complete the re- 
mainder of the schedule. April 23 two 
crews of two each will compete for the 
Henry Adams Morse Memorial Trophy 
under the auspices of the M.I.T. Nautical 
Association on the Charles River, Cam- 
bridge. The following week the club will 
journey to Boston where it will enter the 
Fifth Serai-Annual Open Regatta for the 
Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup for 
International Dinghies. 

The last meet of the year will be held 
under the sponsorship of the Brown 
University Yacht Club on the Seekonk 
River, Providence. Brown is planning a 
special anniversary of the Narragansett 
Boat Club and the dedication of its own 
quarters. Over twelve clubs have signified 
their intention to attend. 


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IVf oises Saenz Will Discuss 
Indian Education,Oil Crisis 

(ConUnuad ixom First Fag*) 

came president of the Committee on 
Indian Investigation. At present he heads 
the Mexican branch of the Y.M.C.A. and 
is a member of the International Olympic 

Scheduled to appear in Jcsup Hall at 
7.30 p.m. in the evening, Mr. Saenz will 
elaborate the picture of the "Crisis over 
Mexican Oil" that was presented here 
before spring vacation by Laurence 
Duggan of the State Department. Since 
Mr. Duggan's visit, the Cardenas govern- 
ment has seized nearly three quarters of 
a billion dollars' worth of British and 
American oil properties and now finds it 
difficult to keep the oil well workers 
employed because of the decline in foreign 
demand for Mexican oil. 

Exhibit Mexican Young Art 

Some paintings of Mexico by young 
Mexican children are to be shown during 
this week in conjunction with Mr. Saenz's 
talks. These paintings, lent to Williams 
by Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Hirsch of the 
art department at Bennington College, 
resulted from a trip made by Mrs. Hirsch 
to Mexico. 

The youngsters turned out such vivid 
and imaginative work with Mrs. Hirsch's 
water colors that she was soon petitioning 
the local alcalde for the use of a dilapidated 
and abandoned tool shed where she might 
hold regular art classes. Everyone ex- 
pressed surprise that an American should 
want to do anything for Mexicans, but 
the authorities assented, and the results 
appear in the Lawrence Hall display 

In addition to these water colors, there 
is a series of lithographs by Oronzco, noted 
muralist who decorated the Dartmouth 
College library. A large heroic head by 
Alfaro Sigueiros, muralist and portrait 
painter, will also appear. 

Cap & Bells Will Hear 
Talk by Eugene C. Keenan 

(ConUniMd ixom fouxth P«g*) 
this will promote a closer spirit of co- 
operation and a unity between the numer- 
ous divisions of the organization. 

Mr. Keenan, who has been assigned by 
John B. Mack, state director of the 
Federal Theater, to make a statewide 
speaking tour in its behalf, will talk on the 
aims, purposes, and accomplishments of 
Uncle Sam's theatrical trail blazing in the 
comparatively short space of two years. 
He will explain progress made by this 
group toward its goal, the nationally 
subsidized theater. 


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Contains 188 Prints 

(Conbnuwl irom Fint Paga) 

Sports action pictures also play a pro- 
minent part in the exhibit. A pole-vaulter 
and a runners' legs in full stride are among 
the most striking of these. Novelty shots, 
such as a pickpocket's hands in the act 
of filching a watch are also included. 

The prize committee of three meets 
tomorrow to select the exhibition's blue- 
ribbon winners. A grand prize will be 
awarded to the best print submitted, with 
a popular, spectator vote to be included 
in the consideration for this award. Prize- 
winning pictures will appear in an early 
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There are so many magazines on the 
stands, both the old stand-bys and newly- 
issued upstarts, that the undergraduates 
have difficulty in picking material to be 
read when they should be studying. It is 
the purpose of this column, therefore, to 
point out from time to time what it con- 
siders choice in current periodicals, and 
also to review new magazines. 

For Those The picture magazines still 
Who Can't dominate the stands in num- 
Read ber if not quality but their 

popularity seems to be slip- 
ping. There is little need to discuss 
Life's baby pictures except to point out 
that the series was not designed to be 
sensational and hence that Life remains 
the only intelligent picture magazine. 
Look is slowly going down hill, presenting 
pictures of the "Rockefeller women" 
to amuse the proletariat, and a series "Are 
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Weekend Panic Created 
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Mr. Williamson's friends liked the duck, 
they also wanted to take a shower, and 
Mr. Williamson was forced to do away 
with the gift. The only consolation for 
separation was the fact that Mr. William- 
son had the distinct privilege of naming 
the creature Donald, since Donald was 
the first arrival. 

The second duck made its appearance 
in the stately dining halls of Zeta Psi, 
addressed to Mr. Philip Warren '38. One 
William Hayward immediately took the 
situation in hand, opened the parcel, and 
held its occupant. Problem Number Two, 
up to the hilarious inspection of those 
assembled, Mr. Warren excepted, since 
he was pondering the inconveniences of 
housing ducks in one's bedroom. The duck, 
its feelings hurt, struggled free of Mr. 
Hayward and proceeded to scatter feathers 
and general riot throughout the room. 
When the situation was finally brought 
under control, one bright young thing 
from Northampton was heard to say 
"How those telegraph wires must have 
bulged with that duck!" whereupon her 
blushing escort directed the conversation 
into more elementary channels. 

Other pets made their less spectacular 
yet equally problematical arrival. Most 
conspicuous of the better-behaved animals 
was a rabbit, dressed in a flawless purple 
suit by J. Press, and with a gold ribbon 
encircling its neck. Western Union sent 
no less than 104 animal orders throughout 
the nation from Williamstown, and con- 
cluded that the weekend trade in live- 
stock was thoroughly satisfactory. 

And to the ears of this correspondent 
came word that a Bennington girl re- 
ceived one rabbit, turned away for a 
moment, and then discovered she had 
nine of the same specie. She immediately 
named it Joseph Kennedy. 


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Williams College Library 
f ovm 

The Williams Recor 

^\^«\s C0J7 

v! 23 1938 



No. 7 

Church Leaders 
To Speak Here 

Noted Clerics Will Visit 
Social Groups to Lead 
Discussions on Religion 

Missionary To Talk 

Father A. G. Whittemore 
of Holy Cross Mission 
Prominent in Embassy 

Prominent New England and New York 
state church leaders will discuss religious 
and contemporary campus problems at 
informal gatherings of the various social 
groups next Monday and Tuesday eve- 
nings in the fourth annual Williams Chris- 
tian Association embassy. This W.C.A. 
fixture, unique among college religious 
efforts throughout the country, is part 
of this organization's program to stimulate 
student religious interest and revitalize 
the Sunday chapel services, as outlined 
in an announcement last week. 

The preachers who are scheduled to 
speak have been asked to a tea at Presi- 
dent Baxter's home Monday afternoon. 
Monday and Tuesday evenings they will 
be present at fraternity dinners, after 
which they will give short talks on subjects 
of their own choice. Following these talks 
general discussions will take place on 
questions of campus interest. 

Among those speakers visiting Wil- 
liam.stown during the embassy will be 
the Reverend Dr. Alan G. Whittemore '12, 
who was made a doctor of divinity during 
the twenty-fifth reunion of his class last 
June. Father Whittemore, who for the 
past several years has been a missionary 
at the Holy Cross Mission, Pendembu, 
Sierra Leone, West Africa, will be present 
at the Kappa Alpha house Monday eve- 
ning and on Tuesday will speak to a 
Delta Psi audience. 

Baldwin Among Group 

The Reverend Arthur Kinsolving, of 
the Trinity Church, Boston, who has 
had wide experience in New England 
secondary schools and colleges, will be at 
the Delta Phi house Monday night and 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon house Tuesday 
evening. The Reverend Graham Baldwin, 
chaplain at Philips Andover Academy, 
is scheduled to speak at the Psi Upsilon 
fraternity Monday evening. On Tuesday 
night he will lead the discussion at the 
Garfield Club. 

The Phi Gamma Delta house will be 
visited Monday by the Reverend Frederic 
Kellogg of Christ Church, Cambridge, 
and Tuesday Dr. Kellogg will address 
members of the Chi Psi house. Speaking 
Monday night at the Delta Upsilon fra- 
ternity will be the Reverend Nathaniel 
Noble, brother of the Williamstown 
preacher and chaplain at Yale University. 
He will speak to a Thcta Delta Chi gath- 
ering Tuesday. 

The Reverend A. Grant Noble, minister 
at the Williamstown Episcopal church, 
(Condsud on Sacond Pag*) 

Keith McKean Wins 
Van Vechten Award 

Friday, April 22 — As a result of three 
contests for the Van Vechten prize in 
extemporaneous speaking, A. Keith F. 
McKean '38, of Orlando, Fla., has been 
awarded the prize of $30, while James L. 
O'Sullivan '38, from Orange, Conn., was 
given honorable mention. An attempt to 
limit the competition to two series, was 
foiled this week when a three-way tie 
for first position made a final contes) 

Contestants, whose only qualification 
is membership in the senior class, are 
allowed one hour before their speech to 
select a topic from a given list, and to 
organize material. Talks must then last 
between ten and fifteen minutes, and are 
judged by three faculty members under 
the chairmanship of Professor Albert H. 
Licklider. Since there are different judges 
at each series, the awards are based on 
nine opirtions of the three speeches. 

This year't contest saw six entrants, 
>nd was notablfe for the high degree of 
ability displayed. In addition to McKean 
and O'Sullivan, AuMJn Broadhunt, W. W. 
Keen Butcher, Cadwaltadef Evant, III, 

d H. V. E. MtceMI, lU, took part. 

New Library Schedule 
Starts Monday Night 

With the announcement of daylight 
saving time which will go into effect 
at 2.01 a.m. Sunday morning, has 
come official word of a change in 
library hours and of dinner hours in 
twelve fraternity houses. 

Dr. Peyton Hurt, librarian, an- 
nounced that following the adoption 
of daylight saving time, the evening 
hours will be changed to 8.00-U.OO 
p.m. on week days, adding one-half 
hour to the schedule, and 7.30-11.00 
p.m. Sundays. The library will be 
closed Saturday evenings as has 
always been the practice. 

The new time, which becomes offi- 
cial at 2.01 tomorrow morning, will 
be accompanied by a shift in the 
dinner hour from 6.30 to 7.00 in many 
houses. Bus lines and radio programs 
will shift their schedules to observe 
daylight time, but railroads will 
continue on standard time. 

Saenz Asks Foreign 
Tolerance in Mexico 

Latin American Diplomat 
Discusses Government 
Expulsion of Oil Firms 

Recent developments in the expropria- 
tion by the Mexican government of Amer- 
ican and British oil lands represent a part 
of the social and economic reform that 
has been going on for the last quarter- 
century, Moises Saenz, Mexican am- 
bassador to Peru, told a Jesup audience 
Thursday night. 

Speaking on "The Crisis over Mexican 
Oil," the former secretary of education 
made a plea for international cooperation 
and understanding, which he said, are the 
best means for reaching a satisfactory 
solution of the problem, adding that the 
attitude of the United States during the 
crisis has been "very understanding and 
helpful." This has resulted, he declared, 
in a hundred percent increase in good 

The speaker traced the history of the 
revolution in his country, beginning with 
the original despoiling of the land by the 
Spaniards. The establishment of a feudal 
type of government with the Spaniards as 
landlords set the stage for the revolu- 
tionary movement, he pointed out, that 
finally has burst forth in the last twenty- 
five years. 

The Mexican government had not 
planned the expropriation; it was forced 
to act to protect the interest of the oil 
workers, Mr. Saenz said. The companies 
refused to meet the wage demands of 
the laborers, he reported, even when the 
Mexican supreme court upheld them, 
hence the government took action and 
ejected the foreign interests. 

It is now necessary for Mexico to find 
markets for the oil that was formerly 
exported by the foreign companies, so 
that the cost of expropriation may be 
paid over a period of time, Mr. Saenz 
said. He followed with the statement 
that his government will not sell to Fascist 
(Conttnnwl on Saoond Paga) 

John L, Lewis Would Assure Workers 
More of the Fruits of Their Efforts 

American labor's kingpin number one 
wants to help the workers of this country 
secure for themselves the institutions and 
liberties they have erected, this reporter 
learned for The Record when he worked 
himself through the instricacies of the 
United Mine Workers of America and into 
the luxurious inner sanctum of John 
Lewellyn Lewis, chief mogul of industrial 

Bushy eyebrowed Mr. Lewis, long the 
leader of the nation's coal miners, wants 
to "equalize the rights of citizens by or- 
ganizing them into unions that will 
protect the safeguards established by the 
Constitution." He intends to bring "equal- 
ity of privilege, self-government, free 
assembly, and free articulation" by 
making felt the "impact of the workers' 
greater intelligence on public opinion and 
the representatives of the people." 

Company towns are a sore point in Mr. 

By John O. Tomb '40 

Lewis' life. Such places as unincorporated 
Weirton, W. Va., he claims, have denied 
the workers any expression of thought 
or feeling. To the employees there, he 
hopes that organization will bring "the 
same rights and privileges that you enjoy 
at home." 

Just back from a conference in Harris- 
burg with labor leaders both Mr. Lewis 
and Ralph Hetzle, Jr., his right-hand 
aide from the C.l.O. office over in un- 
pretentious quarters on Connecticut Ave- 
nue, were busy men. A fight is brewing in 
the Keystone state over the gubernatorial 
race. Labor's forces have broken with the 
machine, and Lewis hopes to put his 
lieutenant-miner Tom Kennedy, into 
Earle's chair. 

Condones Spending 

Even deficitary government spending 
is condoned if it will increase consumption. 
(Continuad on Second Page) 

Chapin Concert 
Tonight Closes 
Singers' Season 

Sarah Lawrence Club Will 
Arrive This Afternoon 
for Joint Appearance 

Aa W. West To Lead 

Williams Conductor Will 
Conclude 1937-38 Year; 
Admission to Be Free 

Albert Hopkirw, Jr., '40 

Biology Department's 
Cole Field Expedition 
Brings 'Em Back Alive 

The biology department's hunt 
for frogs' eggs produced considerably 
larger game Thursday when Dick 
Noyes, laboratory janitor, returned 
from Cole Field pond with a seventeen 
pound snapping turtle. Scouting the 
shores for biologic material, Noyes 
turned over what he thought was a 
large stone lying half submerged in 
the mud and was taken aback when 
the solid suddenly came to life and 
took a vicious nip at his hand. 

Temporarily named Ezekial, the 
monster is doomed to a scientific 
fate under the knife and microscope, 
members of the department reporting 
that no soup is in sight. Noyes, with 
vague mutterings about the Loch 
Ness Monster is a little wary about 
returning to Cole Field; this promises 
to be a bumper year for frogs. 

Albert Hopkins 
To Become ^GuF 

Kenney Will Be Managing 
Editor; Homing to Have 
Charge of Competition 
in Newly-Created Post 

Williams to Hold Peace Demonstration 
Next Wednesday after Four -Year Wait 

Williams will join the ranks of the late 
April peace demonstrations after a four 
year wait next Wednesday when the 
sons of Ephraim join with some million 
nation-wide supporters of United Student 
Peace Committee strikes against war, 
fascism, and military preparedness. True 
to tradition, though, Williams will be 
different; its demonstrations will take 
place at 4.00 p.m. in Jesup Hall instead 
of at 11.00 in the morning when everyone 
else will celebrate. 

Faculty members, after noting that 
the Student Activities Council had turned 
down a proposal for a peace strike last 
year, reaffirmed their objections to letting 
classes out in the morning. Anxious to 
retain the sympathetic understanding 
of the administration, Student Union 
officials shifted their demonstration to 
late aftemoqii. 

. No small part of their willingneaa to 
change came from the posaibility of adduif 
•evcral hun^re*) Bennington ttudenta to 

the meeting. Professor Frederick L. 
Schuman, of the political science depart- 
ment, some outside speaker who has not 
yet been determined, and a Bennington 
peace enthusiast will complement the 
feminine throng in the Jesup Hall demon- 

700 Collagaa Involved 

While Williams College liberals prepare 
to abandon their four-year aloofness, over 
one million students in more than 700 
colleges will raise the banners of peace 
throughout America and march up and 
down amid cries of "war is hell!" Their 
actions will symbolize the effectiveness 
of the American Student Union, the 
United Student Peace Committee, and 
Joseph P. Lash, patriarch of the leftist 

The "mitunderstandings" between stu- 
dents and college authorities which led 
to wholesale disorder and violence in 
the.firat t*o ycora of pcaee stijlcinc has 

Albert Hopkins, Jr., '40 of Pelham 
Manor, N.Y., will succeed H. Barksdale 
Brown '39 as editor-in-chief of the Gul- 
ielmensian, according to the results of the 
three months' competition, which was 
announced Thursday. John D. Kenney, 
Detroit, Michigan, who was second in the 
competition, will take the managing 
editor's functions, while E. Douglas 
Horning, also from Detroit, will fill the 
newly-created position of assignment 

Hopkins, who graduated from Hotchkiss 
School, was a member of the editorial 
board of the year book and manager of 
hockey, in addition to singing on the 
Glee Club and the choir. Recently appoint- 
ed a junior adviser for next year, he is a 
member of the soccer squad and has 
participated in winter sports activities. 
He is affiliated with Theta Delta Chi. 
Kenney Photo Editor 

As managing editor, Kenney will have 
charge of the photographic side of the 
year book. A graduate of Worcester 
Academy, he was vice-president of the 
senior class and captain of the tennis 
team. He is a member of the Adiephic 
Union, choir, and tennis squad, and has 
also been soloist for the Williams Glee 
Club. He is affiliated with the Garfield 

Horning, who has been awarded the 
position of assignment editor, will have 
the responsibility of running the competi- 
tion for the succeeding board. Coming 
to Williams from the Detroit University 
(ConUnued on Second Paga) 

'Cow' Takes Anti-Chapel 
Stand as First Spring 
Number Appears Today 

Spring fever and a crusade against the 
already riddled iristitution of compulsory 
chapel combine to dominate the current 
Purple Cow. The issue, which appears 
today, begins with a cover portraying a 
son of Eph "knuckling down" at a game of 
marbles, and carries on the vernal theme 
with cartoons and poems. 

The question of chapel is again dis- 
cussed by the editors, for the frontispiece 
shows superimposed upon the chapel 
several of the more inspired artistic 
masterpieces which have been inscribed 
in the hymnbooks. Further comment is 
added in the editorial column, and the 
center double page spread continues the 
blast. The attack concludes with a series 
of news items describing the disappearance 
of the Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

Continuing the thumb nail biographies 
of campus characters, the Com presents, 
under the title of "Bare-Foot Boy," the 
life history of Marshall Wolfe whidi gives 
some new angle* on an unusual personal 
ity. "Rambles and Brambles" descri b es 
i>jace8 of into'eat about WiHiMnttotwy 

The Williams Glee Club will officially 
close its 1937-38 season of eight concerts 
tonight when it presents a joint concert 
with Sarah Lawrence in Chapin Hall at 
8.00 p.m. in the singers' only home appear- 
ance of the year. 

Thirty-five members of the Sarah Law- 
rence group will arrive this afternoon for 
their second performance with the Williams 
club, their first in Williamstown. A dance 
will be held in Lasell Gymnasium follow- 
ing the free concert, and the girls will 
spend the night in Williamstown, return- 
ing to Bronxville tomorrow. 

A. Ward West '38, leader of the Williams 
Glee Club, will conduct the singers in 
their final concert of a season which in- 
cluded appearances in Boston, New York, 
Philadelphia, and Greenwich. The Sarah 
Lawrence group, led by Mr. Lehman 
Engel, has appeared previously with the 
Princeton Glee Club, over WOR in 
Newark, and will present its last concert 
of the year before the Union League Club 
in New York City on April 26. 

Williams will sing eight selections, in- 
cluding one college song, two negro 
spirituals, and selections from Gilbert 
and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. Sarah 
Lawrence will present six numbers, while 
the combined choruses will sing "How 
Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" by 
Brahms, and "The Polvetian Dance and 
Chorus" from Prince Igor by Barodin. In 
addition, the Williams quartet will per- 

There will be no admission charge for 
the concert, a departure from other years. 
Admission to the dance is $1 for both 
couple and stag. 

Faculty Joins Drive 
Against Censorship 

Twenty Members Attach 
Signatures to Protest 
to State Committee 

Twenty-five faculty members flooded 
Beacon Hill with letters and telegrams 
of protest against House Bill 1829 this 
week after the American Association of 
University Professors had warned them 
that "censorship is becoming a very real 
issue in Massachusetts." 

No attempt was made to circularize 
the whole faculty, but twenty signatures 
were secured for a telegram of protest 
to Albert F. Bigelow, chairman of the 
House Ways and Means Committee. The 
names follow in order of signature: 
Knapp, Johnson, Long, Bushnell, Rafuse, 
Altman, Hocking, Beach, Fox, Wells, 
Stabler, Gustafson, H. D. Smith, Root, 
Richmond, R. W. Allen, Hurt, Barker, 
Waterman, and Harper. 

Is 'Laat Gasp' 

House measure 1829 would authorize 
the Massachusetts attorney-general and 
the commissioners of education and 
public safety to investigate the enforce* 
mcnt of regulations against the sale of 
obscene literature. As characterized by 
the Civil Liberties Committee of Massa- 
chusetts, it represents the last gasp of a 
drive by "a small but powerful minority" 
desirous of curtailing "ideas as well as 
obscene pictures and literature." 

Under the direction of Howard P. 
Stabler, assistar' professor of physics, 
who is secretary of the local chapter of 
the American Association of University 
Professors, four special letters were sent 
to Mr. Bigelow, as well as to Representa- 
tive Elmer L. McCulloch, by Messrs. 
Birdsall, Newhall, Roberts, and W. B. 
Smith. Other messages were sent off to 
Mr. McCulloch, and Winthrop H. Root, 
associate professor of Germhn, mxanized 
some of the non-faculty voters in WHIiania^ 
town in the. drive against the bill. 


The Williams Record 

Published Tuesday and Saturday by Students of Williams College 

Entered at North Adams post office as second class matter Friday, April 8, 1938 
Office of publication: Excelsior Printing Company, North Adams, Mass. 

Vol. 2S 

ApiU Z3, 1*38 

We have high regard for the sincerity that motivates the members 
of the Williams ('hristian Association in religions matters. We have 
never questioned that sincerity. Uniioubtedly, in ujiholding compulsory 
Sunday chapel the cabinet honestly feels that it is promoting religion iit 
Williams. Furthermore, we are only too glad to grant that in its charitable 
and educational activities the W.C.A. is rendering the college an im 
portant service, as shown in the Embassy to be held next week. 

On the other hand, we will not allow our high regard for that sincerity 
to soften our criticism of the essential weakness of the W.C.A. 's position- 
We would be rendering a disservice both to the college and the W.C.A, 
if we did. And instead of beating around the editorial bush, we openly 
stated that by taking a stand detrimental to the religious interests of the 
undergraduates, the Association itself was irreligious. Our attitude should 
not be construed in any other way. 

It is only natural that amid the sound and the fury the sincerity of 
the Recokd should be questioned. Of course, if we were interested in 
undermining religious feeling at Williams, we would plump vigorously not 
only for the continuation of compulsory Sunday chapel, but for the re- 
establishment of required daily chapel as well. Nothing could be quite so 
successful in producing religious agnosticism. But precisely because we 
are sincere, because we do see possibilities for the revitalization of religion 
in the abolition of compulsory Sunday chapel, we take the stand that we 

In this issue we print a letter that represents a most reasonable and 
constructive contribution to the whole question. We attach little im- 
portance to the admitted fact that Dr. Beals' suggestion is idealistic. 
Only a few years ago it seemed absurd that over half the student body 
Would attend regularly affairs as serious and sophisticated as the Thomp- 
son concerts. .\nd by making attendance at Sunday services the "thing 
to do" at Williams, perhaps a similar pursuit would become equally the 
"thing to do" after graduation. 


Although communications may be published 
unsigned, if so requested, the name of the writer 
must in every case be submitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
ever, the facts stated, nor the opinions expressed 
in this department. 

To the Editor of The Record: 
Dear Sir: 

I liave a suggestion to make concerning 
the Sunday Chapel situation. The sug- 
gestion is based on the following premises: 
(1) that the present compulsory attcnd- 
. ance is objectional, (2) that it is desirable 
for Williams students to go to chapel, and 
(3) that only a small minority would attend 
voluntary service. First a word on each of 
these points. 

The college administration has little 
interest in requiring chapel attendance 
merely as a means to "keep the boys in 
town over the weekend". But the adminis- 
tration, along with a large number of 
undergraduates, is convinced of the de- 
sirability of a common religious service 
on the day which the Christian calendar 
sets apart for that purpose. To be suc- 
cessful such a service requires the fairly 
regular attendance of the majority of the 
student body. It seems unrealistic to be- 
lieve that this attendance could be secured 
if Sunday chapel were to be made "vol- 
untary" in the currently understood sense. 

Now for the suggestion. Why not put 
the responsibility of insuring adequate 
attendance directly on the undergraduate 
body? Let students cut chapel as much 
as they want without admiflistrative 
penalty. However let it be understood that 
when a student is in Williamstown on 
Sunday, going to chapel is among those 
things that "are done." What is needed 
is the gradual building up of a tradition 
that will take care of the matter. It is, I 
believe, just as simple — and as difficult — 
as that! 

An institution, like a human individual, 
functions best when the channels of its 
functioning take on the unconsciousness 
of custom. As a college, we carry on most 
effectively when the bases of our behavior 
rest, not in imposed rules consciously felt 
and reluctantly followed, but in sets of 
practices which come under the heading 
of "what is done at Williams." This is 
not at all to argue that all the things that 
"are done" are good. But it is to argue 
that nothing can be really good unless it 
takes on the sobriquet of "what is done." 
(I realize that this sounds more than 
faintly English. What of it?) 

Is there any reason why it cannot be- 
come one of the "things wedoatWilliams" 
— this business of attending a religious 
service together on Sunday? So much of 
what we are quietly proud is carried out 
in just this natural way — abiding by the 
honor system, contributing to the W.C.A. 
drive, attending classes which one doesn't 
"have to," applauding the brilliant play 
of an opposing team, snapping the fingers 
in approving one's fellows, avoiding dis- 

play in one's clothes — these are only a few 
of our mores. Their unconscious and un- 
questioned performance is the root of 
their psychological soundness. If this sort 
of attitude can take root and grow up 
around the practice of going to chapel on 
Sunday, there won't be any more "chapel 

The immediate practical problem is to 
start a tradition, to get the ball rolling. 
How to do this? Whatever plan is 
proposed will meet opposition on the 
ground that it reinstates the dreaded 
compulsion. I know of no way to avoid 
this, and the present suggestion contains 
just this catch. It is that some form of 
attendance be taken in chapel by the 
heads of the social groups or their sub- 
stitutes. Whenever any student exceeds 
half a dozen absences each semester, he 
receives notice that after his next absence, 
his name will be posted. A conspicuous 
box on the front page of The Record would 
list names under some such heading as 
"Excessive Absences from Sunday Ser- 
vice." No penalties, no recriminations, 
merely a statement of fact and nothing 
more. The appeal would be to a sense 
of responsibility in supporting a communal 

Too idealistic? Perhaps. But why 
isn't it worth trying? Once the tradition 
"takes," the rest would be clear sailing. 
If the students of Williams College could 
do this, they could boast a unique and 
dignified achievement in the community of 
American colleges. 


Lawrence W. Beals '29 


1.00 p.m. — Varsity track. Williams vs. 
University of Vermont. Weston Field. 

3.00 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 
Massachusetts State. Weston Field. 

3.00 p.m. — Freshman baseball. Williams 
1941 vs. Albany Academy. Cole Field. 

3.30 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 
Harvard University. Cambridge. 

8.00 p.m. — Joint concert by the Sarah 
Lawrence and Williams Glee Clubs. 
Chapin Hall. 

9.30 p.m. — Glee Club dance in the small 


10.30 a.m. — Reverend Arthur Lee Kin- 
solving of Trinity Church, Boston, will 
conduct the morning services in the 
Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

7.30 p.m. — W.C.A. Embassy. Informal 
meetings in the houses of the social 

Cow Takes Anti-Chapel 
Stand As Number Appears 

(ConUnuad from Flrit Pag«) 
while a perverted Collegiate Dictionary 
reveals hitherto unknown definitions. 

Discussion of a Hollywood form letter 
is presented in the movie column, while a 
sprightly set of Ruminations and the 
Radical Ratiocinations fill out the pages. 

John Lewis Wants 
Benefits for Labor 

(ConUnuad from First Page) 
"There's a hell of a lot more liability in 
having 13,000,000 unemployed than in 
adding several billions to the debt," we 
were told. "As long as you have unemploy- 
ment," the voice of labor stated, "you 
have the danger of fascism. If fascism 
conies it will be because of the millions 
of leaderless unemployed. And today 
America faces a neck and neck race with 
forces of repression and reaction." 

One of his several phones jangled. Then- 
turning back a minute later, Mr. Lewis 
leaned his heavy set frame forward 
familiarly. "No," he said in reply to a 
question, "we are not making any special 
drive for college men to join the ranks of 
labor. Some graduates can iit certain jobs 
throughout the organization, but we 
need people with practical experience and 
industrial knowledge. A college man with 
some training in real employment would 
make a good addition, however." 

We turned to the question of violent 
sit-down strikes. "Labor doesn't want to 
light," Mr. Lewis observed- "It wants 
peace, but a just peace. Conflict has 
occurred in America's labor history only 
when selfish men have challenged the 
workers' right to live decently. All we 
ask is that employers recognize his obli- 
gations to his employees. Until employers 
allow the workers to negotiate about the 
round table of collective bargaining, 
however, labor must fight with its own 
economic power for the realization of 
its just rewards." 

'GuP Elects Hopkins 
1940 Editor-in-Chief 

(Contmued from First Page) 
School, he has engaged actively in drama- 
tics here, taking part in four Cap and Bells 
productions. A member of the fencing 
team and the W.C.A., he was recently 
appointed chairman of next year's Thomp- 
son Concert Committee and junior adviser. 
He is a member of the Delta Psi fraternity- 

WSU Members Will 
Hold Demonstration 

(Continued from First Page) 
now given way to undergraduate-faculty 
compatibility. No longer is it news that 
college presidents and professors endorse 
the strikes. 

Church Fought Movement 
Last year Governor Elmer A. Benson 
of Minnesota designated April 22 as 
'Peace Day" and urged students to 
demonstrate for peace. On the other hand, 
the Catholic Church rose up in wrath 
against the move. Fordham College 
journalists attacked the "radicals" in 
their midst, and the Catholic Federation 
of Alumni branded the strikes as "in 
reality a demonstration for w-ar — the 
worst of all wars, class war." . 

Students in New York City schools 
were not allowed to leave their classes, 
though "peace assemblies" were staged, 
and those who went out to demonstrate 
were threated with loss of their diplomas. 

Saenz Asks International 
Co-operation in Oil Crisis 

(Continued from First Page) 
nations, commenting that, "we still are 
primitive enough to allow sentiment to 
play a large part in our decisions." 

In the afternoon Mr. Saenz discussed 
some problems of Indian education and 
development of rural education in Mexico. 
He pointed out that illiteracy has gone 
from seventy to forty percent since the 
present drive began, which he described as 
a step in the preparation of the people 
for true democracy. 

WCA to Bring Noted 
Pastors to Williams 

(Continued from First Page) 

will talk Monday at the 'Phi Delta Theta 
house and on the following evening will 
be at the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. 
The Reverend William Brewster, of 
Waterbury, Conn., is addressing the Alpha 
Delta Phi house Monday and the Beta 
Theta Pi house Tuesday. The remaining 
speakers, the Reverend Eugene Blake 
and the Reverend Leslie Glenn, will speak 
at the Zeta Psi and Sigma Phi houses, 
respectively, on Monday evening. 

=Year8 Ago 

16 YEARS AGO — Bowen and Angevine 
•23 to lead W. C. A. 
. . . McAneny '23 elected "Cap and Bells" 
head . . . Nicholls '25 appointed to editor- 
ial board of The Record . . . Britten '23 
and Soby '26 take parts of flapping 
flappers at 1922 smoker in Lasell Gym- 
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Purple Hopes for First 
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It Faces Mass. State 

Hadley Tires in 7th 

Jubitz, Yale Hurler, Holds 
Locals to 4 Scattered 
Hits in Tuesday's Game 

It was Patriot's Day in Massachusetts, 
but Yale's day in Connecticut Tuesday 
wlicn the Eli nine defeated Williams, 14-2, 
at New Haven behind the effective pitch- 
ing of Moe Jubitz. The masterful Moe 
struck out fourteen and held the Purple to 
four scattered hits, while his teammates 
entered into the holiday spirit by pasting 
the offerings of three local pitchers. 

Today an untried but highly touted 
Mass. State nine comes to town and will 
give Charlie Caldwell's team the chance 
to recover its early losses at 2:30 on Wes- 
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outfit and a strong pitching staff the 
Statesmen must be given the edge. 
Fran Riel of basketball fame will probably 
start on the mound for the visitors. 

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Army game by lack of early-season prac- 
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Williams' First Line of Defense Against Maroon 

The varsity infield which will attempt to check the Mass. State attack 
today. Left to right: Pete Seay, third, Bill Nelligan, short, Doug Stearns, 
second, and Captain Phil Stearns, first. 

a match for its Ivy League opponent. 
Huff Hadley struck out five of the Yales, 
but walked a like number and had to leave 
the premises in favor of Uanny Dunn 
when the going got pretty rough in the 
seventh. Dunn also cracked under the 
strain in the eighth and was relieved by 
Ski Webbe who was required to face only 
three men, the game being called on ac- 
count of darkness at 2.50. 

Jubitz Walks Simmons 

The Ephmen manufactured two runs, 
one in the fourth and one in the sixth inn- 
ing, out of their afternoon's total of four 
bingles. With one out in the fourth Jubitz 
walked Simmons and Marcus dropped 
Doug Steam's long fly, advancing the 
Williams catcher to second on the error. 
After Captain Phil Stearns had struck 
out, Pete Seay, who leads at bat with a 
two-game average of .375, singled sharply 
to center field scoring Simmons and send- 
ing Doug Stearns to third. 

Seay having advanced to second on the 
throw in, Williams had Jubitz in one of 
the few tight spots he had to lace during 
the afternoon's proceedings. The Purple 
scoring threat was stopped, however, 
when Bill Stradley flyed to left for the 
third out. 

Stradley Scores in 7th 

Williams' seventh inning score came 
after Sea\' had fanned, Stradley walked, 
and Hi Nelligan poled a single to left. 
Both runners advanced a base on a wild 
pitch, and after Ted Borden struck out, 
Hadley beat out a roller to short, scoring 
Stradley. This was the Purple's final 
offensive effort as Larry Durrell was 
thrown out at first on a sharp grounder to 

Hadley held the Eli batsman down in 
the first two frames, but Williams' errors 
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Harvard Match 
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Team's Season 

Jarvis Will Lead Purple 
Today Against Favored 
Crimson at Cambridge 

Backed by their southern vacation 
series, Al Jarvis and his Williams tennis 
team open northern operations at Cam- 
bridge today when they meet a powerful 
Harvard outfit in the first match of the 
official clay court season. From this dis- 
tance it is impossible to determine the 
relative strength of the two teams, al- 
though on the eve of departure for Boston 
Coach Chaffee admitted, "We'll have our 
hands full." 

An absence of sunny weather during 
much of the past few weeks has kept the 
team from rounding into form as rapidly 
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fact that similar conditions have prevailed 
along the Eastern seaboard indicate that 
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Psi U Paces College 
In Intramural Race 

Broadhurst '38 Chosen 
One of Fifty Students 
For Washington Posts 

Williams will be represented in Wash- 
ington next year as the result of the 
recent appointment of Austin Broadhurst 
'38 to the position of an interne In the 
fi'deral govermiient. Selected by the 
National Institute of Public Affairs along 
with lifty other seniors in men's and 
women's colleges throughout the nation, 
Broadhurst will serve in some govern- 
mental administrative department from 
next September 29 to June 3, 1939. 

The Institute of Public Affairs annually 
appoints a similar group to one-year, non- 
paying positions in Washington for the 
purpose of interesting college graduates in 
government administrative jobs, The 
appointments are also intended to give 
those who may go on in business a clearer 
understanding of the problems of govern- 

John P. Causey '37 won the same 
appointment last year and at present is 
working in the office of the Administrative 
Assistant to the Director of the Bureau 
of the Budget. Broadhurst intends to 
supplement his government work with 
studies at Washington University. 

The close of the winter intramural 
season saw the Dekes retaining their 
five year undefeated record in volley ball 
as they triumphed over the Phi Sigs in 
the finals to annex the title. But the 
Psi Us, as a result of their steady plugging 
in each sport, hold the top position in 
the combined total, with the Phi Sigs 
the runner-ups by virtue of the fifteen 
points garnered in the latest fraternity 
Opening games In the ball season saw 
the A.D.s take over the Delta Phis, 9-1, 
as the Phi Gams eased out a 7-6 victory 
over the Theta Delts in an extra inning. 
The Phi Delts took measure of the Sigs, 
11-6, while the Garfield Club rosed out 
the A.D.s in their second of the series by 
a 3-1 count. The Chi Psis vanquished the 
Phi Gams 11-8, after having dropped 
their first contest to the D.Us. 

Going into the baseball round-robin, 
with track, golf and tennis undecided, 
the leading contenders are Psi U in the 
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Sigs with an even 50. In third and fourth, 
respectively, are the Delta Psis with 46 
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Albany Team Today 

Presenting an imposing array of batting 
strength together with what promises to 
be a competent pitching staff. Bill Fowle's 
yearling baseball team will face an experi- 
enced Albany Academy nine this after- 
noon on the Cole Field diamond in the 
initial encounter of a difficult six-game 

Six lettermen returning from last year's 
team, which won ten games out of thirteen 
starts, make Albany a formidable opening 
game opponent. An untried pitching staff 
which has Oble Slingerland, brother of the 
Williams center fielder two years ago as 
the only veteran is their only weak de- 

The freshman line-up, with the excep- 
tion of the infield, is still unsettled. A 
last minute change, necessitated by Johnny 
Clark's unexpected sore arm, finds Shawn 
IVIeehan moved from first base to catcher. 
Clark will play first base where his bad 
arm will not be such a handicap. 

The other infield positions will be 
handled by Lanny Holmes, second base, 
Frankie Bush, shortstop, and Wayne 
Wilkins, Albany star last year, third 
base. Dave Fitzgerald will probably 
get the pitching assignment, although 
other possible choices are Tom Wheeler, 
another ex-Albany player, and Shorty 

Since these three pitchers are among the 
leading hitters on the squad. Coach Fowle 
will use Wheeler and Farrell in the outfield 
if Fitzgerald starts in the box. Hank 
Hoysradt, hard-hitting Berkshire grad- 
uate, will fill the remaining outfield 

Williams Track 
Team Will Open 
With Cook Out 

Captain's Injury Lessens 
Team's Chances Against 
Strong Vermont Squad 

Hurdlers Face Test 

Purple Hopes in Feature 
Event Rest on Moore; 
Ephmen Weak in Field 

Williams' track team, minus the ser- 
vices of its star middle-distance runner 
and captain, Tiffy Cook, meets today what 
is reputed to be the strongest track team 
ever produced In the history of Vermont 
University. Weakened by the loss of Cook, 
who suffered a severe leg injury early In 
the week, the Purple cindermen will 
face a team led by two of the outstanding 
hurdlers In the East, co-captains Johnny 
Suitor and Rollie Steele. 

Coach Plansky finds his greatest 
strength in the hurdles and dashes with 
Rog Moore, Pete Gallagher, Fred Gotts- 
chalk, and Ed Whitaker all steady scorers. 
Equally strong are the half-mile and mile 
with Had Griffin, Don Brown, and Johnny 
Oilman in the first. Ken Rood in the latter, 
and Ted Wills In both, Bill Collens, Gor- 
don Hutchins, and Bayard Klllani will 
triple in the two mile run. Bob Schumo, 
sophomore century star uncovereil in the 
Lehman Cup meet last month, is expected 
to enter the 100-yard dash and will 
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In the field events the Ephnien have 
shown a decided weakness while the 
Vermpnters, led by Ted Budzyna, holder 
of the Vermont State shot and discus 
records, present their strongest depart- 
ment. George Duncan and Bob Cramer, 
sophomore weight men, will throw the 
shot and discus for the Purple, with Jack 
Curtin, Dill Ahlstrom, and Brad Wood 
tossing the hammer. Gottschalk and Ham 
Herman will be the Williams competitors 
in the javelin, with Herman also hurling 
the platter. 

Bob Surdam, Bayley Bunce, and Ed 
Bartlett, already in mid-season form, will 
perform in the high jump while Tim 
King and Ed Wheeler will do all of the 
pole vaulting with the last minute possi- 
bility of King's entering the high jump. 
In the broad jump Bill Stradley will take 
enough time off from the Mass. State 
baseball game to represent the Purple 
along with sophomores Morg Batten and 
Jim Patterson. 

One of the closest events of the after- 
noon will come when Moore of Williams 
and Suitor of Vermont meet in the low 
and high hurdle events. 

Yale Team Defeats 
Ragged Purple, 14-2 

(Continued Irom Thiid Page) 

in tl\e third and Holt's long home run in 
the fourth with Gascoigne on third had 
Yale leading by three runs at the half-way 
mark. The Blue nine threatened to score 
again in the fifth when, with two out, 
Doonan walked and Gascoigne reached 
first on an error. An attempted double- 
steal was cut off by Doug Stearns and his 
throw to Simmons nipped Doonan at the 

Behind the Yale batters all afternoon, 
Hadley tired in the seventh and had to be 
relieved. Neither Dunn nor Webbe were 
completely equal to the task and the Eli's 
eight runs in the last two innings ended 
the game on a distinctly sad note for 

The box score: 

Yale (14) 

Net Season to Open 
Today with Harvard 

ConUnuad f»i^ Third Faga) 
the Harvard netmen are in the same boat. 
The Crimson team will also have the ad- 
vantage of a spring trip, however, having 
toured the South some weeks ago. 

Captain Jarvis, winner of the New 
England Intercollegiate singles title last 
May, will face Harvard's ace, Burt, in the 
afternoon's feature match and will also 
team with Lee Stetson, number four, to 
form the top doubles combination. Gay 
Collester will meet Sulloway at number 
two, and sophomore Jim Stanton is ex- 
pected to play Palfrey at number three, 
while together they will play the number 
two doubles match of the day. 

Dave Johnston and Pete Shonk, last 
year's freshman captain, complete the 
doubles line-up. 













Loveday, ss 






Collins, cf 






Doonan. rf 





Marcus, If 





Gascoifine. If 






Tibbets, lb 






Holt, ,1b 





Alter, 2b 







Jubitz, p 




















Durrell, If 






Simmons, c 







McCarthy, c 



D. Stearns, 2b 




P. Stearns, lb 






Seay, 3b 







Stradley. cf 






Nelligan, ss 






Borden, rf 





Hadley, p 







Dunn, p 




Webbe, p 










Score by innings: 















Two base hit — Collins. Three base hit — 
Alter. Home run- — Holt. Sacrifices — Holt, Ju- 
bitz. Stolen bases — Collins 3, Gascoigne. Left 
on bases — Yale 9, Williams 7. Base on balls — 
off Hadley 5. off Dunn 4, off Webbe 1, off 
Jubitz 6. Struck out — by Hadley 5. by Dunnl, 
by Jubitz 14. Wild pitches — Jubitz 2, Dunn 1. 
Passed balls^Simmons 2. Umpires— ^Scheer 
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No. 8 

Dunn's Picture 
Captures Grand 

Freshman's Entry Leads 
Field as Seven Awards 
Are Won by Bennington 

600 Attend Exhibit 

Weston Lauds Tryon '38, 
Notes 'High Excellence' 
And 'Professional Level' 

Long awaited results of keen conipeti- 
tioii in Williams' first annual photographic 
exhibition, which has drawn more than 
600 spectators in one week's showing, are 
finally available. "Sentinel For Centuries," 
a shot of a church bell taken in Mexico 
by Edward W. Y, Dunn, Jr., '41 leads the 
field of six first prize winners, and has 
been named "Best Photograph in the 

Of the twenty awards made, Bennington 
students claimed seven, taking a clean 
sweep in one class, and winning first 
place in another, while the remaining blue 
ribbons were given to a Williams fresh- 
man, sophomore, junior, and a faculty 
member. Actual judging of the pictures 
was delayed until Sunday by the resigna- 
tion of the Bennington representative, 
whose place on the jury was filled by Mr. 
Rupert Bridge, an expert from North 

(Conttnuad on Fiith Page) 

Singers Close Year 
With Joint Concert 

Rising to new heights in home popular- 
ity, the Williams Glee Club officially 
closed its 1937-38 season Saturday night 
when it presented a joint concert with the 
Sarah Lawrence vocalists before a large 
audience in Chapin Hall. 

Led by A. Wartl West '38, the Glee 
Club made its highly commendable exit 
from the musical scene until next fall, 
singing two groups of four songs, and com- 
bining with Sarah Lawrence in two joint 
numbers, "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling 
Place" by Brahms, and "The Polovetzian 
Dance and Chorus" from Prince Igor, 
by Barodin. Mr. Lehman Engel conducted 
the Sarah Lawrence club, which also sang 
two groups. 

The Williams quartet provided the 
highlight of the entertainment, singing 
the "Travesty on the Quartette" from 
Rigolello, with flourishes, and endowing the 
negro spiritual "Jerusalem Mornin' " 
with pseudo I'exan nasal twang which 
IContinued on Third Page) 

Rochester Philharmonic Will Return 
To Open 10th Annual Concert Series 

Walter Gieseking, Marian 
Anderson, and Zimbalist 
to Appear on Program 
for Season of 1938 -'39 

Final arrangements for what promises 
to be the most succe.ssful Thompson 
Concert series ever to appear on the 
Chapin stage were completed Friday, as 
the undergraduate committee announced 
the definite program for the year 1938-'39. 
Returning to Williamstown for the second 
consecutive year, Jose Iturbi, conducting 
the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 
will open the tenth annual concert .series 
early in December and will be followed by 
Walter Gicseking, pianist, on February 
16, Efrem Zimbalist, violinist, March 16, 
and Marian Anderson, colored contralto, 
April 20. 

Iturbi and the philharmonic orchestra 
need no introduction to the Williams 
audience who heard their program featur- 
ing selections from Brahms last December. 
In 1933 the versatile conductor made his 
first appearance at Williams, at that time 
as a pianist, before he had achieved his 
success as conductor. 

Today, Iturbi and the orchestra are 
well-known both in the I'nited States and 
Europe through a series of radio broad- 
casts and concert programs. In addition 

To Conduct In December 

Jose Iturbi, Leader of the Rochester 
Philharmonic Orchestra 

Iturbi has conducted the Philadelphia 
orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. 
It was largely through the work of this 
inspired and brilliant musician that the 
Rochester Philharmonic has become a 
vigorous and talented group which must 
be included in any discussion of the 
country's important orchestras. 
(Continued on Fiith Page) 

Science Gathering Will Be 
Held Here Next Year; 
McKay Talks on Cancer 

Delegates at the Eighth Annual Con- 
necticut Valley Student Scientific Con- 
ference voted to hold their 1939 meeting 
in Williamstown the latter part of April, 
next year. The fourteen representatives 
from Williams College proposed the 
petition which was accepted Saturday 
night at the close of the Amherst con- 

Members of the delegations from 
Williams, and the other 21 colleges 
represented, gave 160 talks or demon- 
strations on scientific matters. George 
W. McKay '38 read his paper on cancer 
to a packed auditorium in one of the out- 
standing Williams presentations, while 
Peter V. Dingman '38 spoke on geology. 

Robert Darling and Morris Geller '37 
were the two alumni in the Williams 
delegation; while Lloyd S. Blair, Barton 
Childs, H. Lee Ferguson, Jr., James P. 
Flemming, Melvin V. Landon, and Donald 
T. McMillan '38, (Jeorge Allen, Carl E. 
Glock, Jr., and David M. Pratt '39 were 
the other undergraduates who were in- 
cluded among the Williams delegates. 

Dr. S. 1 lecht, professor of bio-chemistry 
at Columbia University, opened the con- 
(Continued on Eighth Page) 

Thirteen Games 
For Next Year 
Face Hoopsters 

Big-League Opponents Are 
Ousted from Schedule; 
Grid men to Oppose Tad 
Wieman's Tiger Team 

W. S. U. to Enter Crusade 
Against War Tomorrow 

Baxter Favors Strong 
Fleet to Prevent War 

Among several articles on the 
foreign policy of the United .States 
in the April issue of The Nation 
appears a brief discussion by Presi- 
dent Baxter, who maintains that we 
have less to fear from economic 
forces drawing us into war than from 
such emotional forces as sympathy 
for democracy and antipathy for 
dictatorship. He advocates our devel- 
opment and maintenance of a first 
rank fleet which, without doubt, 
would be our greatest guaranty of 
national security and world peace. 

Mr. Baxter also commented on 
Secretary Hull's policy, which is 
governed by public opinion, so that 
he cannot go too far. He declared that 
he favored a simultaneous declaration 
by the United States, Great Britain, 
and France to discourage these na- 
tions from lending to aggressor states 
before as well as after technical 
declarations of war. He further stated 
that he was not in favor of economic 
sanctions, because the^' may lead to 
war, and pointed out that an isolation 
policy as a means of escaping involve- 
ment in European war is the most 
dangerous of current ."American illu- 

Visionaries Attempt 
To Save Literature 

Vienna Librarian Receives 
0£fer to Sell Anti-Nazi 
Books to Williams Men 

Tad Wieman, Princeton Football Coach, 
Says Williams Will Be Toughest Game 

By William H. 

With something akin to a twinkle in 
his eye, Tad Wieman, large and genial 
successor to Fritz Crisler's recently vaca- 
ted post as director of Princeton's foot- 
ball fortunes, told this writer that, "Wil- 
liams will be our toughest game next fall." 

Visions of mighty Dartmouth, Army, 
Cornell, and Yale, also on Princeton's 
1938 schedule, left his listeners a little 
befuddled until the Tiger coach went on 
to explain that, "The first game is always 
the hardest, and anyway after that 14-7 
battle in 193S we're never sure what 
Charlie Caldwell is going to throw at us." 

Lunching on weiners and saurkraut 
with Mr. Wieman and his staff of assist- 
ants at the Nassau Tavern in Princeton, 
the reporter could evoke no more comment 
on the contest scheduled for October 1 
•n Palmer Stadium, all inquiries being 
drowned by a heated argument between 
the coaches as to how many touchdowns 
Williams ought to spot them before the 
game. Getting considerably the worst of 
the repartee the lone Williamstown repre- 
sentative turned the talk to other channels. 

Wieman Noted for Strategy 

Wieman and his colleagues all seated 
at one table present quite an array of 
football talent and brains. The new head 
coach was a member of Phi Beta Kappa 
and captain of football at Michigan, and 

CuRTiss, Jr., '40 

for the past six years has been Crisler's 
right hand man. Football experts have 
termed him one of the smartest strategists 
in the college coaching profession. 

Backfield coach Franklin C. Cappon 
also played and coached at Michigan and 
will be the Tiger's head basketball coach 
next winter, while Edgar L. Walker, new 
end-coach, has for years been head mentor 
at Mississippi. Charley Ceppi, Princeton's 
All-American tackle in 1934 who will coach 
the line, and John Weller, All-American 
guard in 1936 and scrub coach, completed 
the line-up starting offensive operations 
on the ice cream. 

Fog Obstructed View 

Spring practice was the order of the day, 
but the jovial Mr. Wieman studiously 
avoided making any comments as to how 
his squad looked in action. "As a matter of 
fact," he remarked, "it's been so foggy 
down here the last couple of weeks I 
haven't been able to see the boys myself." 

He went on to say that "there's a lot 
of building to be done and I honestly don't 
know who will do the playing next fall; 
we hope it will be the eleven best football 
players in college." The Princeton coach 
pointed out that he expects a lot of help 
from letter-men Captain Tom Mountain, 
Marty Tiernan, Brud Harper, and Bill 
(CoBllniMd oa Thiid Pk*) 

A thirteen game schedule, lacking the 
big league opponents which the varsity 
basketball team faCed last winter, was 
approved Friday at a meeting of the 
Athletic Council. Four teams not appear- 
ing in the previous season's encounters 
were added to the 1938-'39 schedule, while 
seven, including Columbia, Harvard, Yale, 
and Army, were dropped. 

At the same meeting, the council also 
approved schedules for varsity hockey, 
swimming, wrestling, and track. Together 
with the football program for next fall, 
which was announced at the Amherst 
football game, the opposition which the 
Purple teams will have to meet next 
year appears to be of about the same 
caliber as this year's, with the exception of 
basketball, which should prove to be a 
breathing spell after the disastrous 
schedule last winter. 

Games with Clark University, Bates 
College, Stevens Institute, and the Uni- 
versity of \"ermont are the four which 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 

Exile, Professor Will 
Finish Liberal's Year 

An exiled German and an Amherst 
professor will conclude the activities of 
the Liberal Club for the present year, 
Arthur C. Weil '39, president, announced 
Friday. Max Brauer, a former burgo- 
master of Altona, Germany, will speak 
May 6 on the relation of German Fascism 
to the individual and Colston Warne, 
professor of economics at Amherst, will 
discuss on May 18 compulsory arbitra- 
tion of labor disputes. 

Mr. Brauer, who voluntarily went into 
exile when Hitler came into power, is 
an authority of international fame in 
the field of city government, having been 
one of Germany's youngest and ablest 
city managers. He is being sponsored by 
the Universal Christian Council, which 
feels that he will be a healthy counter- 
agent to the fascist trend in American 

Specializing in labor, Mr. Warne took 
a year's leave to study the labor situation 
in socialist New Zealand, from which he 
has just returned. He is a personal friend 
of Assistant Professors R. R. R. Brook 
and R. K. Lamb of the Williams economics 

Thousands of volumes of non-Aryan 
literature will soon become a part of the 
facilities of the Stetson Library, if the 
visionary dreams of a group of liberal 
Williams undergraduates come true, it 
was revealed Sunday night. These books 
and periodicals should pour into our 
hallowed halls if a cablegram, sent late 
Sunday evening to the Austrian National 
Library in X'ienna, meets with a fa\orable 

A group of students including H. 
Vincent E. Mitchell, 111, '38, James M. 
Burns, Robert S. Schultz, 111, '39, Wood- 
row W. Sayre '40, Harmon H. Bro, and 
Edward B. A. Walton '41, having read 
in the New York Times on Sunday the 
proposal of the Hitler regime to confiscate 
and burn all non-Aryan works in the 
Vienna library today, seizetl the oppor- 
(Continued on Fiith Page) 

Professor Schuman Will 
Address Mass Meeting 
on Neutrality Situation 

Williams' first campus peace demonstra- 
tion will be staged tomorrow afternoon 
at 4.15 in Jesup Hall under the joint 
auspices of the Williams Student I'nion, 
the Williams Christian Association peace 
committee, and the Bennington College 
anti-war group with James M. Burns '39 
presiding. The Pacifist mass meeting, 
one of many similar gatherings to be held 
on college campuses throughout the 
country, will feature Professor Frederick 
L. Schuman in an address on the neutral- 
ity act. 

Student Union officials plan to offer a 
resolution supporting the O'Connell Bill, 
which is now before congress. The bill, 
if passed, will remove the restrictions 
on sale of munitions to Spain, and put arms 
boycotts on Italy and Germany. It will 
also be sponsored by the Bennington 
group in their own meeting. 

It is expected that the demonstration 
will be attended by a large delegation 
from Bennington. The program calls 
for an address on the subject of the 
■student peace movement by Miss Elinor 
Mindling of the Vermont peace group, 
and a talk by George Moser, who served 
with the loyalist forces in Spain. He will 
describe his experiences as an anaesthetist 
with the medical corps. 

Plan to Help Lahor 

At the regular I'niim meeting last 
week, plans were discussed to help labor 
organizations in the surrounding commun- 
ities. As a step toward helping the workers 
to organize, Murray S. Stedman, Jr., '39 
was appointed head of a committee to 
investigate conditions in North Adams 
and other tov.-ns. The organi.-^r.tion work 
is similar to that which is being done by 
other eastern student groups. 

The problem of salaries in the janatorial 
department was also discussed, with a 
view to raising wages. George H. Clyde '39 
reported that the treasurer's office was 
dissatisfied with the present pay scale, 
and would like to raise wages. A report 
was heard from the Bennington group, 
which announced the suspension of 
Union activities until next fall. 

Lot to Be Landscaped 

Work preparatory to grading and land- 
scaping the plot in front of the new squash 
courts was begun last week. The entire 
lot will be sown with grass seed, shrubs 
will be planted along Main Street, and ivy 
planted to grow up the sides of the new 
building it.self. Completion is expected 
before Coninicnccment. 

Williams No Place for Scientists, Says 
Langmuir, Disagreeing with Dr. Conant 

By Alexander 

"Williams is no place for a prospective 
scientist," recently declared Dr. Irving 
Langmuir, 1932 Nobel Prize winner and 
one of the world's out.standing physicists, 
in direct contradiction to the assertion 
of Harvard's President James B. Conant 
that, "a liberal arts education is the 
necessary background to a scientific 
career." Dr. Conant declined to challenge 
the statement made by the scientist, pre- 
ferring to take up the cudgels on the oft- 
repeated charge that Harvard starves 
the social sciences. 

"Harvard gives its students what they 
want," stated the Cambridge president, 
"and the fact that we have not taken up 
the 'vocational' social sciences does not 
argue that we are arbitrarily limiting the 

"If you don't know what you want to 
do," said Dr. Langmuir in the earlier 
interview, "go to a college such as Wil- 
liams." Asked if scientists would be parti- 
cularly well-rounded if they had no taste 
of the liberal arts, the General Electric 
research authority commented that, "some 
people can afford not to be well-rounded ; 
in fact, there might as well be some who 
are square, so they don't spend all their 
time worrying about everything." 

Education, in the eyes of the Nobel 
Prize winner, who is said to be saving 


American house wives s<mie five-hundred 
million diillars annually through his in- 
vention of the tungsten lamp, consists 
of intensive, limited study c(mpled with 
a great deal of 'shop talk' outside the 
class-room. "Williams," he admitted, 
"is good for those who want to make 
social contacts, but a specialist would 
ruin himself at such a college where almost 
no one else was interested in scientific 
problems and where there was an almost 
complete lack (m inspiration." 

Dr. Conant, on the other hand, favors 
a broad, general education prior to spec- 
ialization in graduate da\s. "The 'for- 
gotten sciences' such as Latin and Greek, 
as well as more interest in English form 
an important part in the make-up of a 
good citizen, and we should not allow 
students to sacrifice these subjects merely 
that they may get down to specialized, 
so called 'vocational' studies during the 
first part of their undergraduate life." 

Previously Dr. Langmuir said, in mild 
contradiction to the Harvard president's 
faith in the humanities, "It is absolutely 
wrong to force or influence a young person 
to sell his soul for a general education, ' 
if he wants to become a scientist." Pres- 
ident Conant declined to debate the 
physicist's stand on education, politely 
preferring to leave the issue undecided,. 



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Years Age 

29 YEARS AGO— Murray 'OS elected 
business managcrofthe 
Wii.i.lAMS Rfxord . . . Hanfore, Whittle- 
sty '05, Nomer, Hobson '06 aiul Clark 
0? elected editors of the Handbook; 
Sihell 'Ob. business manager.. .Williams 
defeats Dniun in baseball 4-1. Hogan '06 
(miniiiient at bat for Williams. ..Wads- 
wiirlh 'O.S pitches thirteen outs, out of a 
pijssil.le thiit\-one. 

25 YEARS AGO~.MacUay '1.^ chi.sen 
fencinn captain firmest 
!,cuson...Gil:son '13 appi.inted secretarj 
of \\.C..'\, Adriance, Newton,, 
Walker, McKowen, Ti.rner, Maynard 
Daiichy, Baxter, Cochran, Stevens '14 
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22 YEARS AGO— Cartnull, Hutchin- 
son, G. L. Richardson, 
Schaufder, Smecth, Van l>)rcn, and 
Wild '17 elected to Pipe and Quill . . . 
Geer and Keeper ably represented Williams 
at Massiichusetts Intercollegiate Peace 
Oratorical Contest . . . Goodrich ' 1 7 elect- 
ed President of Intercollegiate Council of 
S. C. A. of New England . . . Hutchin- 
son '17 re-elected class singing leader . . . 

16 YEARS AGO -Hriton '23 elected 
editor-in-chief of the 
Williams 6>a^A«V...Prescott '22 wins col- 
lege golf tournament. ..Mendes, Richmond, 
Adams, Phillips '22, Miller W ishard,\Veber 
'24 winners in track time-trials.. .McAneny 
'23 electeil Cap and Bells head. 

11 YEARS AGO— Gaskill, Robinson '28 
elected heads of both 
the Adclphic Union and Delta Sigma 
Rho debating societies . . . Van Beuren, 
Barker, Hoflfman, Vernon, Frank, Jack- 
son, and Purcell '27 compete for Van 
X'cchten prize . . . Reid chosen Editor-in- 
Chief of the Purple Cow . . . Hales, Hess, 
and Beach '29 new W. O. C. officers. 

8 YEARS AGO— Winston '32, Alex- 
ander '30 star on base- 
ball team, Williams 7, R.P.I. 3 . . . 
Oxtoby '31 and Otto '32 head News 
Bureau for the coming year.. .Dougherty 
'31 is chosen 1931 W.C.A. president, 
Stoddard '32, Pulsifer, Leiber '31 elected 
to other important positions. 

6 YEARS AGO — Davis and Blanchard 
'34 win basketball and 
hockey managerial competitions . . . 
Dakin '33 chosen head of W.C.A. . . .Led 
by Gardner '32, the Glee Club gives joint 
concert at Mt. Holyoke . . . Miller '33 
elected president of International Affairs 
Club . . . 

Printemps — That is French for 
"spring," which is here. It was here for 
the thirty-sixth time the other day, and 
so we got a baseball and tossed it through 
somebody's window, which was sort of 
stupid but lots of fun. Tinkle, tinkle 
went the glass, as it scattere<l all over the 
(loi^r to wait for whoever lives there to 
come in and cut his bare feet into blood\ 
little iibbons. And he'll have to pay a 
dcllar and a- half for it, too. Of course, if 
we were a Nice Boy we woidil go to him 
and fish in our jeans for the nirney and 
Tell All. But we aren't a Nice Hoy, no 
matter what the girls say (if we were, 
we wouldn't be at Williams, would we?), 
and we can lish all day in our jeans with- 
out getting si^ much as a nibble. We 
haven't got anything in our jeans — m 
fact we consider ourselves pretty lucky 
e\en to have the jeans left, after trying 
to fill an inside straight the other night 
(the night before the physics hour test, 
to be precise. No, we didn't pass the test, 
but that's none of your business. Don't 

Of course if those Robber Barons over 
there in the treasurer's office would be 
reasonable about broken wintlows, things 
would be different. As things stand at this, the President and Trustees of Wil- 
liam ScoUege make a clear profit of about 
600%. roughly speaking, on every broken 
window. We have been suspecting for a 
long time that Prez. B. and bis men sneak 
around in the dint dark hours of the night 
breaking all the windows in sight, but 
we haven't been able to nab them in the 
act as yet. When we do, though, there's 

really going to be a stink around here. 
The Record will have to dust off its big. 
gcst type to cover the sensational expose uf 
Uoity Woik in the Boikshires, and maybe 
some enterprising compel will be able 
to grab the super-scoop of the century. 
The Pulitzer Prize Committee had belter 
keep its e\c on the Williams Record from 
now on. Hot damn! It's a lovely thought, 
isn't it? 

The Moom Pictures — Tues<lay and 
Wednesday bring William Powell and 
Annabella in a very poor- picture- it 
hardly seems possible, but we regret to 
annoimce that it is true. The Baronfi,s 
& The Butler is from the stage flop The 
Ludy Has n Heart. an<l its cinema version 
is just about as bad as the play. There's 
a lot of talk and not much else. C-. 

Review day this week ofTers The 
Scarlet Pimpernel, with Leslie Howard 
and Merle Oberon. It's about an Knglish- 
man during the French Revolution, ami 
rather exciting at times. Howard plays 
a great part of his role in various trick\ 
make-ups, but Oberon still looks like 
herself, which may or may not be a 
good thing. B-. 

Tom Sawyer is something of a dis- 
appointment, which is strange. There 
is really nothing definitely wrong with 
the picture, but it just doesn't seem to be 
very convincing. Maybe it's too pretty, 
or something. The two children are (|uite 
adequate and \ictor Jor\' does very well 
as Injun Joe. C. 

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Brooks Addresses Y-H-P 
Gathering, Business Men 

KoluTt K. R. Urooks, assistant professor 
of i-coiioniics, turned away from assisting 
labor forces late last week and addressed 
several organizations composed of in- 
dustrial and business managers. 

Thursday evening he appeared in New 
York City to speak on "Labor and Pro- 
gress" before the Society for the Advance- 
ment of Management. , After leaving 
this personnel relations organization, he 
attended the Harvard-Yale-Princeton con- 
ference in New Haven (m l)usiness, labor, 
and government. Guest speaker on Fri- 
day and Saturday in the town where he 
was liead of the Yale faculty labor union 
until he came to Williams last fall. Dr. 
Brooks talked on "Government and In- 
dustrial Relations." 

Singers Close Year 
With Joint Concert 

(Conlinued irom First Paga) 

produced the desired effect on the audi- 

The thirty-live members of the Sarah 
Lawrence Glee Club, other guests, and 
over one hundred undergraduates migrated 
to a dance held in the small g\'ni of Lasell 
Gymnasium immediately following the 
concert, with music provided by Union 
C()llege sw'ingsters. 

Classical Society Meets 

Robert F. McCarty and Edward W. 
Overton '40, presented a joint paper on 
"Eastern Policy under the Early Empire" 
at a meeting of the Classical Societ\' 
Wednesday. The paper raised the ques- 
tion as to whether the Romans' attention 
was not fruitlessly directed toward their 
eastern problem when graver dangers 
were menacing their own frontiers. 

Wieinan Looks for 
Tough Game in Fall 

(ConUnued from Firat Page) 
Lynch in the backlielii, and Howie Casey, 
Jim Worth, Connie Mallentine, Dick 
Hokum, and Mac kaynmnd in the line, 
but that he has a job oji his hands to fill 
the shoes of Charlie loll and others who 
graduate in June. 

Played Under Yost 
While "Connie" an aged and happy 
negro waiter who t<i()k a lively part in 
the lunchecm conversation was clearing 
away the ravages of (he meal, Wienian 
siiid his only comfort was that his team 
next fall would have ihe inherited collec- 
tive wisdom of some of the gr<'atest foot- 
ball coaches in America. Both he 
and Cappon played under "Hurry-l!p" 
Yost at Michigan, Cappi and Weller had 
the Ijenelit of Alonzo Stagg's genius thru 
the medium of Fritz Crisler, originally 
from Chicago, and Walker was at Stanford 
under Fop Warner. 

"It's easy to see we still have our 
worries, though," .said Wienian indicating 
the bald heads of himself and Cappon and 
the semi-denuded head of Walker, "be- 
cause Cappon and 1 have our hair cut 
with our hats on, and Walker is in the 
damp towel stage. Ceppi wears the hair 
in the family, but after next fall we aren't 
too sure of him." 

Gives Ball Player's Formula 

By this time the reporter had given up 

trying to keep the conversation on the 

Princeton football team, and just sat back 

to let nature take its course. The inevitable 

I stories went tlie rouiifis and "Connie" 

! chimed in long enough to give his formula 

for a successful baseball player: "Receive, 

j think where to throw, throw." 

The only chance this writer had at 
getting back at the collective coaches was 
when tliey broached the subject of 
Williams' prospects for the fall. He said 
he didn't think they had a team and turned 
the talk to the weather. 

Phi Beta Kappa Baiufuet 
Scheduled for Thursday 

Local numbers of Phi Beta Kappa will 
gather Thursday evening at 7.00 in the 
Zeta Psi h(mse for the annual banquet 
of that organization. Dr. Thomas Reed 
Powell, Langdell Profe.s.sor of Law at the 
Harvard Law School, will be the principal 

Dr. Willis I. Milhani, I~ieUl Memorial 
Professor of Astronomy, and president of 
the Massachusetts Gannna of Phi Beta 
Kappa, is to preside and give a short talk. 
He will introduce Edward A. Whittaker 
'38, president of the undergraduate meni- 
bers, who will speak for the students. 

Dr. Powell, who spoke in Williamstown 
several years ago, was contacted by Pro- 
fessors Harry L. Agard and John S. 
Galbraith, who formed a committee for 
the banquet arrangements. Since all 
members of the fraternity, whether under- 
graduate, faculty, or lu-arby residents are 
invited, it is estimated that attendance 
will reach fifty or more. 

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Published Tueeday and Saturday by Studenta of Williams CoUese 

Entered at North Adams post office as second class matter Friday, April 8, 1938 
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April U, 1138 

No. « 


The outcome of no foreign war will have as vital an effect on the fu- 
*ture of this country astheoutcomeof the present war in the American 
peace movement. The thinking people of the day are unanimous in 
their desire for peace, but they are sharply divided as to the proper 
means of ensuring that peace. Although the Nation poll represents a 
majority of the country's liberals in favor of collective action rather 
than isolation, this cannot be accepted as an accurate index of their 
feeling. The ballots were so worded that many isolationists complained 
of finding it impossible to vote. In any event, the poll dramatizes the 
full extent of the schism. 

On one side are the liberals who see the world dividing into two 
camps — the democracies and the Fascist dictatorships. As advocates 
of collective security they demand a crusade to suppress Fascism 
before it grows all-powerful, another war to preserve democracy. 
Arrayed against them are the isolationists who are weary of saving 
democracy only to see brutality and oppression spring up where once 
the principles of freedom and tolerance were established. They see 
the end of cur democratic ideals in a fierce war destined to produce 
wastelands where new fanaticisms could breed. 

Caught between these two extremes, the American Student 
Union at its Vassar convention tried to sit simultaneously on both 
stools by advocating econSmic sanctions against aggressor states such 
as Germany and Japan. "Such a policy alone," stated Joseph P. Lash 
in the Student Advocate, "was considered a practical alternative to 
naval budgets, secret alliances, and ultimate war. The present A.S.U. 
policy does not commit anyone to support of military action or war. 
It offers the only hope of avoiding that situation in which we have 
only the alternative of donning a uniform or inarching off to a concen- 
tration camp reciting the Oxford Pledge." 

We believe that in adopting this stand the A.S.U. betrayed the 
principles on which it was founded. It is certain that economic sanc- 
tions, unless they are ineffective in application, will inevitably invite 
general warfare. The A.S.U. has apparently forgotten that under 
present conditions it has a far greater stake in the maintenance of the 
Bill of Rights in this country than it has in the suppression of Fascist 
states abroad. In any war — whether for democratic or imperialistic 
purposes — liberal-radical organizations such as the A.S.U., labor 
unions, and civil liberties organizations are the first to disappear. The 
A.S.U. should first decide whether it has a .stake in the present econ- 
omic order before it furthers wars that would perpetuate that order. 
War is raging in the United States today. It is the war between 
those who control the economic machinery and those who are hope- 
lessly caught in the failings of that machinery. We suggest that the 
true function of the liberal students of the country is to fight the battle 
for economic democracy at home before they make a futile bid for 
political democracy abroad. Just as we believe in revitalizing demo- 
cracy at Williams before venturing beyond the local scene, so we urge 
the A.S.U. to concentrate on repairing the broken-down fences of 
tolerance and justice and liberty in this country. We still have .starving 
children, Boss Hagues, lynching parties, incipient Huey Longs, 
millions of unemployed, terrific inequalities of income, and a thousand 
other ills. Let the students join in the war to save democracy at home. 
Only when that battle is grimly fought and won can we hope to pro- 
tect ourselves successfully against hostile onslaughts from abroad. 

We hope that the peace demonstration this Wednesday will 
afford a clearer percci)tion of issues. Some may question the 
value of such an affair, feeling it as futile to demonstrate for peace as 
it is to demonstrate against sin. The value of the meeting, however, 
will lie in its success in redefining the paramount issues of the day. 
And in the long run the affair will not be so much a demonstration for 
peace as it will be a demonstration of just how eagerly the Williams 
student is willing to face the profound and bewildering problems of the 

Purple Five to Face 
13 Rivals in 1938-'39 

(Conhnuad from Fiiit Page) 
will provide more equal coiupetition for 
Captain Bob Buddington's hoopsters and 
give hope for a belter season than last 
year's. One open date remains to be filled 
sometime in the future. 

The 1938 football season will remain 
virtually the same as the 1937, except that 
Princeton has been substituted for Col- 
umbia as the second game and the Uni- 
versity of Norwich will replace the 
University of Vermont. Williams will be 
the first opponent for the grid machine of 
of Tad Wienian, Crisler's successor as 
Princeton's mentor. 

Two pre-vacation nuets have been 
added to the swimming team's schedule, 
one with Fordham University on Dec- 
ember 16 and one with Columbia the 
following day, both in New York. As a 
result of the-se additions. Bob Muir's 
charges will have their hardest season yet 
encountered. Otherwise, the schedule re- 
mains the same. 

The games on the next year's hockey, 
wrestling, and track schedules are identi- 
cal with those which were arranged for the 

present season. 


Sept. 24, Middlehury at home; Oct. 1, 
Princeton away; Oct. 8, Norwich at hoine: 
Oct. iS, Bowdoin away; Oct. 22, Tufts athome; 
Oct. 29. Union away; Nov. .■), Wcslcyan at 
home; Nov. 12, Amherst away. 


Dec. 10, Clark at home; Dec. 10, Middlcbiiry 
at home; Dec. 19, Bates at lioine; Jan. 11, 
Mass. State at home; Jan. 13, RutBers away; 
Jan. 14, Stevens away; Jan. 18, Tufts at home; 
Jan. 21, Springfield at home; Keb. ll.Wcsleyan 
at home; I'"cb. IS, U. of Vermont at home; Feb. 
18, Wesleyan away; Feb. 22, .^inherst at home; 
Feb. 25, open date; Mar. 1, Amherst away. 

Jan. 7, Union away; Jan. 10, Middlehury 
away; Jan. 14, Army away; Jan. 16. Princeton 
away; Jan. 21, Dartmouth at liomc; Feb. 11. 
Yale at home; Feb. 16, Colby at home; Feb. 
18, U. of New Hampshire at home; Feb. 22. 
Boston CollcBC at home; l''eb. 25, Hamilton 


Dec. 10, F'ordham away; Dec. 17, Columbia 
away; Jan. 11, Mass. State at home; Jan. 21, 
Sprinsfield at liome; Feb. 11, Brown at home; 
Feb. 18, Trinity away; Feb. 25. Wcslcyan at 
hoine; Mar. 4, Amherst away; Mar. 10-11. New 
Englands at Wesleyan. 


Jan. 14, Colgate at home; Jan. 21. Springfield 

away; Feb. 11, M. I, T. at home; Feb. 18, 

Wesleyan away; Feb. 25, Amherst at home; 

Mar. 4, Little Three Championship at home. 


April 22, Middlebtiry at home; April 29, 
U. of Vermont away; May 0, Wesleyan at home; 
May 12, Amherst away; May 19-20, New 



7.30 p.m. — W.C.A. Embassy. Informal dis- 
cussions in the social groups. 

7.30 p.m. — W.C.A. Embassy. Informal dis- 
cussions in the social groups. 

2.30 p.m. — Varsity tennis. Williams vs. 
United States Military Academy. West 

Freshman tennis. Williams vs. Kent 
School. Kent, Conn. 


4,00 p.m. — \'arsity baseball. Williams vs. 
Colby. Weston Field. 
N'arsity tennis. Williams vs. Bowdoin. 
Sage Mall courts. 

X'arsity golf. Williams vs. Bowdoin. 
Tciconic course. 

7.30 p.m. — Phi Beta Kappa dinner. 
Zeta Psi House. 



Although communicationa may be published 
unsigned, if so requested, the name of the writer 
must in every case be submitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
ever, the [acta stated, nor the opinions expressed 
in this department. 

To the Editor of The Record: 
Dear Sir: 

To the outpouring of letters which have 
recently descended upon your desk, 
occasioned in the main by the contro- 
versial chapel issue, I wish to add my mite, 
Messrs, Noehren, Smith, Spurrier, Craw- 
ford, and Goldsmith have all shown you 
that your side of the religious problem is 
not the only one currently held among the 
undergraduates at Williams. Whether the 
collective ideas and attitudes presented 
by these gentlemen represent the majority 
of their student colleagues is a debatable 
point. What you have done is to present 
ably your side of the issue and thereby 
cause a good deal of discussion, the merits 
of which Mr. Schultz has pointed out. 
For your stirring of the body academic, 

What disturbs me more than the 
chapel discussion is the attitude portrayed 
by Mr. Crawford in his criticism of the 
publication's policy since it changed hands. 
As arccent associateeditorof The Record 
and a reader of campus publications, I 
feel called upon to make a few remarks. 

Mr. Crawford deplores the interlocking 
of publication responsibility in the hands 
of a few. When ability is limited and the 
community is small, such a phenomenon 
is inevitable, especially on a campus so 
overburdened with extra-curricular ac- 
tivities as this one. The duplication carries 
with it no insidious connotations. He also 
attacks with thinly veiled sarcasm the 
social consciousness and broadness of view 
of recent editorials. That your opinions 
were striking enough to cause a rejoinder 
is itself a minor triumph. I disagree with 
him that you postulated a new TRUTH 
(would that you could), but it seems to me 
that you are exploring a possible path to 
your conception of its approximation. 

Your editorials have punch, thought, 
and timeliness. I do not always agree with 
them, nor do I think that you avoid all 
errors. Whether you represent the opinion 
of the majority at all times is difficult to 
ascertain and a charge to which you should 
not be open. The majority must often be 
told things it dislikes, as well as where to 

The Record has changed hands and 
has suffered not at all from the change. 
Students read your editorials and con- 
sider them worth the subscription price. 
Discussion and controversy are funda- 
mental to education in our democracy. 
You are fulfilling the obligation of your 
position by encouraging both, 

{Signed) W. W. Keen Butcher '38 

Mistaken The RECORohasbeeninform- 
Signature ed that the name of William 
A. Spurrier '39 was appended 
without his knowledge to the communica- 
tion in the issue of April 19 which was 
also signed by Tom K. Smith, Jr., '39. 

Pledging The Undergraduate Council 
announces the pledging of 
William G. Steltz, Jr., '40 to Phi Sigma 

P«u>king Parking is not permitted any- 
where in the Hopkins Hall- 
chapel-library area save on the west side 
of the road between Hopkins Hall and the 

Nathan C. Starr 

Acting Dean 

Room Room drawing for the class 
Drawing of 1941 will begin with a meet- 
ing in Jesup Hall Tuesday, 
April 26, at 4.00 p.m., when the system 
for the drawing will be explained and the 
numbers drawn. Choosing of rooms will 
begin immediately afterward. As only one 
from each pair or trio of roommates will 
be permitted to draw a number, but one 
member of each rooming combination 
need be present. All rooming plans should 
be made before this date. 

Upon receipt of room assignments, pay- 
ment of one half the charge for the coming 
year will fall due. Price schedules of the 
rooms open to the class of 1941 may be 
secured in the treasurer's office in Hopkins 

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Freshman's Picture 
Wins Photo Exhibit 

(Continuad from FUit Pag*) 

In till- Portrait and Character Studies 
class, Xinicna de Angulo from Buiuiington, 
won the award with her "Portrait," a 
study of a girl's head wrapped in a shawl, 
while Professor Elbert C. C(jle took the 
lead in the Studies of Action grou)) with 
his picture showing negro boys in brilliant- 
ly white water, entitled "Diving for 
Dimes." Four divisions were made in the 
Pictorial class because of the large number 
of entrants, and Dunn's "Sentinel for 
Centuries" won the first division. 
Jackson TaJites a First 

The Landscape and Seascape winner 
was Richard N. Jackson, Jr., '40, whose 
"In With the Tide" was made from a 
paper negative and showed a boat gliding 
on waves lighted by the sunset. Archi- 
tecturul Studies was the third group in 
the Pictorial class, and first prize was 
awarded to "Berkshire Barn," a snow 
scene by David H. Simonds '39 bringing 
out delicate black and white contrasts. 
"Translucent," the work of Joan Mc- 
Arthur of Bennington, and showing 
lighting effects on glass fruit in a bowl, took 
first place in the Still Life division. 

Karl E. Weston, Amos Lawrence Pro- 
fessor of Fine Arts, who served as a judge 
for the contest, together with Franzo 
H. Crawford, Thomas Read Professor 
of Physics, and Mr. Bridge of North 
Adams, estimated that more visitors have 
already witnessed this exhibition than any 
other in the recent history of Lawrence 
Hall. Professor Weston states, "The 
discretion of the selection committee in 
reducing the number of photographs sub- 
mittted for the exhibition from 266 to 118 
resulted in a show of such uniformly high 
excellence that the jury on awards found 
themselves confronted with an extremely 
difficult problem in the selection of prize 

Stressed Originality 

"To facilitate the judging, the jury 
divided the photographs into six classes 
which were necessarily unetjual in number. 
Three awards were given in each of the 
four smaller groups and four in the two 
larger ones. 

"In making the selections the following 
points were especially stressed: the origi- 
nality and effectiveness of composition, 
the mechanical skill involved in photo- 
graphing a given sul)jecl, and beauty of 
texture and finish. The success of the 
show and the interest aroused, as evi- 
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(ConHnuad bom Fliit Paga) 
A well-rounded concert series usually 
includes an eminent pianist, and this year 
the conunittee has selected Walter Giese- 
king, the best known and most popular 
artist in Europe today. Born in Lyons, 
France, in 1895, he entered the Conserva- 
tory at Hanover at the age of sixteen to 
study under Karl Leimer. Before he was 
twenty-one he was recognized throughout 
the continent as a great concert artist. 
Virtually unknown in America, Mr. 
Gieseking made his debut here in 1926 
at the Aeolian Hall in New York. Despite 
the fact that he had almost no publicity 
and was playing an unusually severe 
program, he was an immediate success. 
In explaining the lack of publicity, his 
manager, Charles L. Wagner, said, "There 
was no alternative. His European notices 
were so superlative 1 knew no one would 
believe them so I decided to let his music 
speak for itself." 

visitors, reflect the greatest credit on the 
technical and artistic skill of the Benning- 
ton College and the Williams photo- 

Cites Marked Improvement 

"When one compares the present exhi- 
bition with the snap-shot displays by 
undergraduates which have been occasion- 
ally shown in past years at the Lawrence 
Art Museum, one realizes the significance 
of such an organization as the new Camera 
Club, which has raised photography at 
Williams from an amateurish to an almost 
professional level. Special praise for this 
highly interesting development must be 
given to George H. Tryon, HI, '38, to 
whose initiative and tireless efforts the 
success of the exhibition is due." 

Second, third, and honorable mention 
awards were made to the following; Por- 
trait and Character: Joan McArthur, 
second prize for "Betty"; Anita Boulton, 
honorable mention for "Jamie". Studies 
of Action: John C. Jay, Jr., '38, second 
prize for "Poise"; Charles F. Cleaver '39, 
honorable mention for "Over." 

Pictorial: Joan McArthur, second prize 
for "Assurance"; Karl A. Mertz '39, 
third prize for "Gnarled Tree"; Anita 
Boultcm, h<jnorable mention for "Thun- 
der." Landscape and Seascape: John W. 
Notman '41, second prize for "Flow"; 
Richard N, Jackson, Jr., '40, third prize 
for "Sabbath"; Peter \'.C. Dingman '38, 
honorable mention for "Sunset." 

Architectural Studies: Janet Heywood, 
second prize lor "Angles"; Edward W. Y. 
Uunn, Jr., '41 honorable mention for 
"Taxco." Still Life: John W. Notman '41, 
second prize for "Summer Squash"; 
Frederick C. Linxweiler '39, honorable 
mention for "Kitchen Sink." 

A robust six-footer, Mr. Gieseking 
never seeks to impress his listeners by 
any dramatic devices, but by his simple 
playing of music for its own sake he is said 
to arouse greater enthusiasm than any 
pianist of this generation. One critic 
wrote of him, "There is something startling 
in finding this subtlety of shading, this 
singing legato, coming from the hands of 
so gigantic and powerful a human frame." 

As the third concert of the series, 
Efrem Zimbalist will return for his second 
appearance in a violin recital. Although 
born in Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia, the 
son of a conductor of a grand opera or- 
chestra, Mr. Zimbalist is more typically 
American than any other great artist. 
He maintains an attractive house in New 
York City, and has summer homes in 
Connecticut and Fishers Island, N. Y., 
loves golf and fishing, and has gained the 
nickname "The Flying Fiddler," since he 
makes all possible trips by air. 

Nevertheless, the name of Zimbalist 
has become synonymous with great violin 
music. In the period since his American 
debut in 1911 at the age of twenty-two, 
he has established himself as a composer 

and more recently as a conductor. In 
addition, he has made seven trips to the 
Orient, travelled hundreds of thousands of 
miles playing in Australia, New Zealand, 
India, China, Japan, and Hawaii, as well 
as throughout Europe and this country. 

For the final and what may well be the 
outstanding concert of the series, the 
contralto of whom Arturo Tocanini said, 
"A voice like yours is heard only once in 
a hundred years." Marian Anderson will 
appear in April of next year. 

The history of this most famous con- 
tralto is not one of an overnight rise to 
fame, but of a slow pull up the ladder to 
success, which reads much like a fairy 
tale. Earning a few dollars a week singing 
in the colored section of her native Phila- 
delphia, Miss Anderson gradually increas- 
ed her circle of admirers. After winning a 
prize competition in the Lewisohn Stad- 
ium and several years of further study and 
training, she made her debut in Paris 
followed by a two year European tour. 
On returning to America, she earned for 
herself universal recognition as a "vibrant 
and beautiful contralto, a rare personality, 
and an exciting artist." 

Visionaries Attempt 
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(Conttnuad from Fiiat Pag*} 

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Track Team, Varsity Nine Split Weekend Contests 

Trackmen Beat 
Vermont, Win 
Fifteen Firsts 

Purple Cindermen Score 
Overwhelming Victory in 
Easy 113i-21i Rout 

Gallagher Wins Dash 

Gottschalk, Moore Take 
Ten Points Each to Tie 
for Top Scoring Honors 

By UuKKRT P. Cramer '40 
Scoiiiij; fiftbvn first places in fifteen 
cvcuis Aw:^ using every cinder competitor 
on Weston Kield except Coach Plansky, 
the Purple track team scored one of the 
most impressive victories ever gained in 
the history of the college, when they 
overwhelmed a reputedly strong Univer- 
sity of Vermont team last Saturday 
afternoon, 113%-2l3^. In the absence 
of Captain Cook, cold winds and Sarah 
Lawrence singers added sufficient stimulus 
to produce clean sweeps in the hammer 
and discus for the Ephmen. 

Fred Gottschalk and Rog Moore tied 
for scoring honors with ten points each, 
the former scoring a first in the javelin 
and 440-yard dash and the latter cap- 
turing the low and high hurdles. Hadley 
Griffin scored the only major upset of the 
afternoon when he nosed out Stowell of 
Vermont in the half-mile, covering the 
route in the fast time of 2.01.4. 

Before donning his baseball suit to 
patrol the outer garden against Mass 
State, Bill Stradley inaugurated the 1938 
season by jumping 20 feet 6 inches to win 
the broad jump and a few minutes later 
placed second to Moore in thehigh hurdles. 
Williams had its own way in the dashes 
with Pete Gallagher and Bob Schumo 
taking first and second in the century, 
while Ed Whitaker and Jim Patterson 
took first and seccnd in the 220. In the 
distance runs, the Ephmen again dis- 
played potential power. Bill Collens and 
Bay Kiliani, of cross country fame, swept 
the two mile, while Ted Wills ran the 
fastest mile of his career with Ken Rood 
coming in a close third. 

(Continued on Eighth Page) 

One of Fifteen Firsts 

Shadow Gottschalk Winning the 440 
Shortly Before he Defeated Three 
Opponents in the Javelin 

Purple Lacrosse Team 
Will Open Season Here 
Against MIT Engineers 

Strenuous daily scrimmages over the 
weekend kept Coach Whoops Snively's 
stickmen in top form for their opening 
game here Saturday against M.I.T. With 
veteran players in every position, the 
Purple's prospects for a victory appear 
bright in spite of their unfavorable record 
during a spring vacation training trip, 
when the Ephmen won one and dropped 
four contests. 

Harvey Potter, Jack MacGruer, and 
Lee Means form a competent mid-field 
trio that has shown up well during prac- 
tice, while Russ Keller in the nets and 
Spence Silverthorne, Johnny Pratt, and 
Ken Palmer in the defence should be able 
to foil the Engineer's attack. 

Shop with the 

Courtmen Lose 
Opening Match 
To Crimson, 8-1 

Jarvis Wins Sole Contest 
Tripping Burt, 7-5, 6-3; 
CoUester Is Only Eph 
Netman to Go 3 Sets 





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Captain Al Jarvis' thrilling up-set of 
Harvard's previously undefeated Dave 
Burt in the number one singles match was 
the only bright spot when the Williams 
varsity tennis team was completeh 
outclassed, eight to one, by the Crimson 
racc|uet wieklers on the Divinity courts 
at Cambridge Saturday afternoon. Win- 
ning only three sets in the sclo matches, 
and none in the doubles encounters, the 
Purple team was no match for the Crimson 
players' superior net game and place- 
ment shots. 

Burt, never before bcAten in his career 
as a member of the Phillips Exeter .'\ca- 
demy. Harvard freshman and varsit\' 
teams, was finally tripped by the lank> 
Williams ace in successive sets, 7-5 and 
6-3. Jarvis' smashing service and fore- 
hand drives kept his opponent on the 
defensive the greater part of the match, 
and by feinting the Harvard player up 
to the net, Jarvis continually smashed 
the ball past him to garner decisive points. 

The only other close match, one that 
went to three sets, was between Captain 
Sulloway of Harvard and Gay CoUester 
of the invading tearn. After the Harvard 
leader had won the first set, 6-4, CoUester 
evened matters with a 6-3 win in the 
second, but Sulloway came back in the 
crucial set to win by a decisive 6-2 score. 
Jarvis Loses in Doubles 

Jarvis, however, did not fare so well 
in the number one doubles match. Team- 
ing up with Lee Stetson, the Williams 
pair played far below par to come out on 
the short end of a 9-7 and 6-4 count. 
The second Purple doubles combination, 
consisting of CoUester and Jimmy Stanton, 
showed a much better brand of tennis 
(Continued on Seventh Page) 

Freshman Ball Club 
Crushes Albany, 12-3 

Triples by Meehan, Clark, 
and Hoysradt Feature 
Thirteen-Hit Barrage 

While Shawn Meehan, Bullet Clark, 
and Pat Hoysradt staged an impressive 
demonstration of long distance hitting. 
Bill Fowle's freshman baseball nine 
marked their official debut of the 1938 
season with a crushing 12-3 victory over 
Albany Academy on Cole Field Saturday 
behind the effective pitching of Tom 
Wheeler, last-minute mound selection. 

After a shaky start, in which Albany 
got off to a three-run first inning lead on 
two walks, a brace of errors, and a base 
hit, Wheeler settled down and limited his 
former teammates to three hits and no 
runs during the remaining five innings 
which he pitched. The yearlings picked 
up one run in the second when Frankie 
Browne's line single over first base brought 
home Meehan. A walk, Fitzgerald's 
single, Meehan's wind-swept double to 
deep center, and Farrell's sharp rap to 
left sent the freshmen ahead 4-3 in the 
third, as three more tallies clattered across 
the plate. 

Clark Knocks Out Triple 

In the fourth and fifth innings the Pur- 
ple attack exploded in the face of Obie 
Slingerland, Albany curve ball pitcher. 
Hoysradt opened up with a walk and 
came home on Clark's screaming triple 
down the left field foul line. Hits by 
Meehan and Farrell, coupled with Fitz- 
gerald's outfield fly were good for three 
more runs. 

Meehan's third hit of the day, a tower- 
ing triple into the swamp in deep left 
field, four hundred feet from home plate, 
was the feature of a four-run fifth inning. 
Only a bad leg and his failure to connect 
with third base on the first try prevented 
him from coming home under wraps. 

This uprising closed the scoring for the 
day, as Bill Fowie experimented with 
second and third string men. Roscnstein, 
second Albany twirler, held the freshmen 
scoreless over the last four innings. 

Score by Innings: 
Williams '41 ...0 13 4 4 0—12 
Albany Acad...3 0— 3 

Finah to Be Held This 
Week for Tennis Title 

The long-awaited finals of the 
Rockwood Tennis rournament, which 
underwent its preliminary stages last 
fall, will materialize either tomorrow 
or Thursday, according to plans re- 
leased Sunday evening by Clarence 
C. Chaflfee, coach of the varsity 
tennis team. 

Al Jarvis, captain of the varsity 
racquet team, will meet Jack Kenney 
to decide who will face Warren 
Paine, the occupant of the lower half 
of the finals bracket on the elimin- 
ation chart, for the upperclass 
championship. The winner of this 
will in turn meet Bill Collins, the 
freshman champion, for the college 

Bowdoin Match Will 
Open Golf Schedule 

Ephs Out to Erase Last 
Year's Defeat; Gillett 
Leads in First Trials 

Still in the throes of an early season 
slump caused last weekend by a high wind 
and the law of averages which combined 
to knock their scores from miildle and low 
seventies to the low eighties, the Williams 
golfers will meet Bowdoin in their initial 
match Thursday on the difficult Taconic 
golf course. 

Scores ran unusually high during early 
qualifying rounds. Frank Gillett, number 
one on last year's team, turned in the only 
low card with a seventy-four. Schriber, 
Anderson, Captain Young, and Korn- 
dorfer experienced off days, failing to set 
the fast pace they have maintained 
throughout the spring. 

Hood to Lead Visitors 

Bowdoin, though severely trouncing 
Williams last year, will be faced by stiff 
opposition Thursday. Boasting one of the 
strongest teams in recent years, the Wil- 
liams golf team is built on the entire team 
of a year ago, Little Three Champions, 
and four top-notch members of the 1940 
unbeaten golfers. 

Captain Harry Hood, Mullen, and 
Gerard will lead the visitors, veterans of 
the team which ably knocked over 
Williams last year. The Purple line-up has 
not yet been announced, but it is expected 
that six men will be chosen from the group 
which includes Gillett, Jones, Young, 
Anderson, Schriber, Korndorfer, and Wil- 

(Conttnuad on Seventh PaQe) 

M.SeC. Swamps 
Ephmen, 18 to 4, 
In Sloppy Game 

Statesmen Make 16 Hits 
off 5 Purple Hurlers 
in Error-Studded Day 

Locals Tally in 4lh 

Charlie Caldwell's Outfit 
Hopes to Register Win 
Thursday Against Colby 

Thirty-seven players, twenty-two runs, 
twenty-six hits, and fifteen errors Saturday 
added up to the wildest and wooliest base- 
ball game Williams has seen in many a 
spring. When the dust settled on Weston 
Field it was evident that Mass. State had 
beaten the Purple nine, 18-4. 

Local fans got a complete if not too 
satisfactory view of their 1938 team in its 
first home engagement, for, what with one 
thing and another, Charlie Caldwell used 
practically his entire squad. Huff Hadley 
with a badly swollen ankle was the only 
player to get a rest. The same ragged 
fielding that spelled disaster in the Army 
and Yale games was the order of the day, 
indicating that the Ephmen have a long 
uphill pull before the Little Three series ' 
gets under way. j 

An unfortunate first inning previewed : 
what was to follow with the Statesmen 
amassing seven runs on three earned hits | 
before the crowd was barely situated. 
Danny Dunn who started on the mound [ 
for Williams was forced to retire imme- ' 
diately in the face of three errors and as 
many walks, and by the time Hal Halde- 
man flyed out to end the game four other : 
pitchers had done time with the Ephmen. 
Reil Gets Four Hits 

Southpaw Johnny Bemben pitched ' 
six effective innings for the visitors, and ' 
Frank Fanning took up where he left off. 
The visitor's Captain Fred Reil led his 
team at bat with four hits, Morey and 
Bush following him with another six hits 
between them. 

Williams' only threat of the afternoon 
came in the fourth inning when Doug and 
Phil Stearns both connected with clean 
bingles and Pete Scay got a walk to fill 
the bases. After Bill Stradley and Field- 
ing Simmons had struck out it seemed that 
there might be no joy in Billville what- 
(Continued on Eighth Page) 




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Harvard Vanquishes 
Purple Tennis Team 

(ConUausd from Sixth F*g*) 
in hitting the ball and rallying, although 
they went down before Harvard's Burt 
amK^ilkey byi^-^'^'* score, 

In the other sing;les matcheb, the sensa- 
tional sophomore, Stanton, who has 
ijaincd the second slot in the singles 
ranking, was no match for Harvard's 
basketball star, Uiwman. The latter 
found little difficulty in winning handily, 
6-1 and 6-1. Lee Stetson, Warren Paine 
and Dave Johnston in the remaining soId 
matches, were only able to garner a total 
of sixteen games amonj; them, while the 
total of Williams games in the d juljles 
encounters added up to eighteen. 

Tomorrow the teanj goes to West 
Point to meet a strong Cadet aggregation, 
and on Thursday stage their first home 
meet with Howdoin on the Sage Hall 
courts. Coach Chaffee will probably use 
the same ranking as he did in the Harvard 
niatches, with a p.jssible shake-up in the 
doubles combinations. 

Following is a summary of the meet: 
Score — Harvard 8, Willlnma I. 

SINGLES — Captain Jarvis (W) dcfoati'd 
Burt (H). 7-5, 6-3; Lowman (ID dcfualed Stan- 
ton (W). 6-1, 8-1; Ilauck (11) defeated Stetson 
(W) 8-2, 6-2; Captain Slllloway (H) defeated 
Collcster (W). 6-4, 3-6. 8-2; Gilkey (II) defeated 
Paine (W), 6-3, 6-3; LcKB (H) defeated Johnston 
(W). 6-3, 8-3. 

DOUBLES — Lowman and llauck (11) de- 
feated Jarvis and Stetson (VV), y-7, 0-4; Burt 
and Gilltey (11) defeated CoUester and Stanton 
(W). 6-2, 6-1; Palfrey and Leiia (11) defeated 
Jolinston and Shook (W), fi-1. 6-3. 



Bowdoin Tilt Opens 
Purple Golf Season 

(Continued from Sixth Page) 
liamson. The number one position will be 
held by either Anderson, GiUett, or 
Schriber, who have scored consistently 
in the middle and low seventies. 

So I B«z Interl(x:king directorates a- 
to Mysalf mong the campus officials of 
1939 have become so compli- 
cated at this point that some of the ones 
"in the know" lind themselves arguing in 
mirrors, or stepping from one side of the 
room to the other, and throwing words at 
their shadows. 

One of these mono-debates took place 
in The Record office as we went to press. 
The issue was whether The Record or 
Skelch would publish a picture of a winner 
in the Photo Exhibit. (Here we drop into 
pseudo-veiled assumed names for the 
principals.) Editor Durnsof The Record 
found himself faced with the problem of 
getting the best of Editor Furns of the 
Skelch, and then passing the buck to 
photographer Pudlow, who in turn found 
himself face to face with associate editor 
Sudslow of the Sketch. 

As the heated argument progressed, 
Editor Furns assured Editor Durns that 
he couldn't go back on his word, while 
W.P.S. Pudlow's only forle was that he 
would make money either way the deal 
went, because he could set the price for 
any of the pictures whether he sold them 
to The Record, or whether he sold them 
to Sudslow of the Sketch. Now Pudlow and 
Sudslow seemed to be one and the same 
in their intention of putting the pressure on 
this news organ, so Sudslow finally gave 
the nod to Pudlow, and W.P.S. Pudlow 
went over to Lawrence Hall, and returned 
with a picture which had won one of the 
classifications. He walked in and presented 
it to the M.E., who immediately rejected 
it, inasmuch as he had had his little joke 
j now. The cruel paradox of the whole 
tiling is that since Pudlow, and Sudslow 
were so much a unity, they could afford 
I to charge The Record two bucks and a 
half for a W.P.S. picture, when the usual 
charge has always been thirty-four cents. 

Dekes Capture Annttal 
InterfraUrnity Meet 

Twenty points were enough to give 
the Dekes victory in the interfratern- 
ity track meet, when they nosed out 
the Phi Gams and Phi Delts who tied 
for second with a total of eighteen. 

The performance of the Deke team, 
mostly made up of freshmen, was 
enough to raise their total intra- 
mural score to date to sixty points and 
place them only two points behind 
the leading Psi U.s. Most of the rest 
of the standings remain the same. The 
Phi Sigs, by failing to score a point, 
lose their second position and will 
probably slip down beyond the Phi 
Gams, although the totals have not 
yet been compiled. 

Most of the Phi Uelt tallies came 
from the tie for first in the broad 
jump by Johnny Morrison, and the 
victory of Jumbo Prince in the shot 
put, Dave Swetland, the Phi Gam one 
man team, scored a first in the hurdles 
and tied for second with Chuck Ben- 
nell in the pole vault. Ted Overton 
of Delta Psi, veteran cross country 
man, annexed the mile. 

We understand that corner on the 
Holding Company market has just about 
been grabbed up in Williamstown, so 
that the green-grocer's boy, is really a 
silent partner in Rudnicks, and that Louie 
Bleau isn't running the Gym Lunch at 
all . . . He is the owner of the DeWitt 
Clinton in Albany. Alas! What will Little 
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Tracksler 8 D e f e a t 
Weak Catamounts 

(Conttnuwi iiom Sixth Page) 
Three years ago, led by Jim l.amberton 
who broke the college shot put record, 
the Williams tracksters scored their 
first clean sweep in the weight events. 
Saturday, a supposedly weak weight 
department repeated this feat, scoring 
first in the shot, discus, hammer, and 
javelin. Beginning the afternoon with a 
near record heave of 145 feet 11 inches, 
Brad Wood tripled with Jake Curtin and 
Dill Ahlstrom to take first, second, and 
third, respectively, in the hammer event. 
The second clean sweep came in the discus 
throw with Herman, Curtin, and Cramer 
again capturing the first three places. 
Bob Cramer, in the shot put, nosed out 
LaPlant of N'ermont with a toss of 40 
feet 7 inches, «hile George Duncan, 
another sophomore, placed third. The 
slaughter continued as Ed Wheeler and 
Tim King tied for first place in the pole 
vault, both jumping well over eleven feet. 
Surdam and Bartlett concluded the day 
in the high jump each stopping at the 

5 foot 10 inch marker. 

106-yd. dash — Won by GallaBhcr (\V); 
Schumo (W), second; Smith (V), third. Time: 

220-yd. dasli — Won by Whitakcr (\V); 
Patterson (W), second; Fyfc (V), third. Time: 

440-yd. dash — Won by Gottschalk (W); 
Gallagher (\V), second; Smith CV), third. 
Time: 52.2. 

880-yd. run— Won by Griffin (VV) ; Stowcll 
(V), second; Brown (W), third. Time: 2.01.4, 

Mile run— Won by Wills (W); Steele (V). 
second; Rood (W), third. Time: 4.41.8. 

Two-mile-riin — Won by Collens (W); Kiliani 
(W). second; Lampson (V), tliird. Time: 10.17.9. 

Low liurdles — Won by Moore (W); Stradley 
(W), second; Allen (V), third. Time: 15.5. 

High hurdles — Won by Moore (W); Rugge 
(W). second; Allen (V). third. Time: 25.1. 

Shot put— Won by Cramer (W); LaPlant (V). 
second; Duncan (W). third. Distance: 40ft., 7 in. 

Discus — Won by Herman (W); Curtin (W), 
second; Cramer (W), third. Distance: 118 ft. 

Hammer— Won by Wood (W); Curtin (W). 
second; Ahlstrom (W). third. Distance: 145 ft.. 
3H in. 

Javelin — Won by Gottsclialk (W); Minckler 
(V), second; Jones (V), third. Distance: 153 ft., 
11 in. 

High jump — Won by Bartlett and Surdam 
(W), tied for first at 5 ft., 10 in.; Hunter (V), 
Bunce (W), Cumber (W). tied for third. 

Pole vault — Won by Wheeler and King (W), 
tied lor first at 11 ft.. 6 in.; Abbott (V). third. 

Broad jump — Won by Stradley (W); Schumo 
(W), second; Jones (V), third. Distance: 20 ft.. 
1 in. 

Final score: Williams llJJi. Vermont 21)^. 

Science Convention to be 
Held at Williams Next Year 

(Continued from First Page) 
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Beginning his preliminary work on clams 
and gradually progressing to man, Dr. 
Hecht has found from his experiments 
that vitamin E has an effect on visual 
reactions. Other discussion of physics, 
chemistry, biology, and geology were 
featured at the meeting. 


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Mass. State Downs 
Williams Nine, 184 

(Conlinuad bom Slith Fag*) 

soever, but Hi Nelligan stepped into the 
hero role by pasting a sharp single which 
rolled thru Fran Keil's legs, clearing the 
sacks, and putting the Purple short-stop 
on third. Mike Latvis went down swing- 
ing to end the rally. 

The Ephnien's other run came with 
the setting sun in the last of the ninth. 
After both the Stearns twins had flyed 
out. Stub Perkins hit a Texas leaguer, 
went to second on Perry Hazard's single, 
and scored when Kagatz spanked out an- 
other nice one-bagger. The threat and 
the game ended with Haldeman's fly. 

The visitors sewed up the game in the 
fifth when they piled up five more runs 
on their first inning total of seven. Obie 
Ingram, Fred Reil, and Jack Morey all 
collected scratch hits from Ken Mitchell, 
current occupant of the Williams mound, 
and scored when Fran Reil went to first 
on Nelligan's error and Dick Towle got 
a walk. After Bush's poke into the Sahara 
had again cleared the bases, Ski Webbe 
took over the Purple pitching and retired 
the side without further casualties. 

Some compensation for a most unhappy 
afternoon from the Williams point of view 
may be gained from the fact that the 
Statesmen got only one extra-base hit. 

Fran Keil's 

double in the fifth. Also 


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play in the 


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Stearns to 

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WiiiiuniB:; 3 1—4 

Sacrifice hit —Lavrakas. Double play — Nelll- 
Kan, D. Stearns. I*. Stearns. Bases on balls — 
oil Dunn 3, off IWitchell I, off Brown 4, off Kitz- 
serald 1, off Bembcn 1, off Kannlng 2. Struck 
out — by Dunn 1, by Webbe 2, by Brown I, by 
Bemben 6. by Kanninu 1. Wild pitcb— Kannina. 
Passed Balls — Steff 2, McCarthy 2. Winnins 
pitcher — Uemben. Losint! pitcher — Dunn. Um- 
pires — Coulter and Burns. Time of gnnie — 2.4.1. 

a Ran for McCarthy in the eiuhtb. 

b Hatted for Latvis in the sixth. 

c Batted for Wehlie in the sevendi. 

d Ran for Micliaela in tlie sevenll]. 


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The Williams Record 

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No. 9 

Schuman Urges Collective 
Action for World Peace 

Williams and Bennington 
Join in WSU Meeting 
Assailing U. S. Position 

400 Students Rally 

Veteran of Medical Unit 
in Spain Tells Audience 
of Fascist Atrocities 

By Chandler Y. Keller '40 

A near capacity crowd of Heiinington 
iuul Willianis untlergraduatus packed 
Jtsiip Mall auditorium Wednesday after- 
noon to participate in tlie first VV.S.U. 
pence demonstration and hear Professor 
Frederick L. Scliuniaii, principal speaker, 
assail the United States' "niis-nanied 
neutrality policy, which is really helping 
Hitler and Mussolini in their conquest of 
democratic Spain." 

(leorge Moscr, who ser\'ed se\'en months 
last year with a medical unit in Loyalist 
Spain, described conditions there, while 
Miss lilinor Mindling of Bennington 
College made a brief address, urging 
everyone in the audience to sign a petition 
being circulated which supported the 
O'Connell Hill now liefore Congress. 
This bill would remove restrictions on 
sale of munitions to the Leftists in Spain 
and put boycotts on nations which have 
violated the Kellogg Pact. 

The meeting opened with the crowd in 
a carefree state of mind. Chairman James 
M. Burns '.^9 was greeted by a mingled 
series of half-hearted cheers anil hisses 
from potential hecklers as he arose to 
introduce Moser, but the overflow au- 
dience quickly became serious and atten- 
tive when the soft-spoken New Yorker 
told of Fascist atrocities to innocent 
Spanish women and children. Moser 
predicted that "if Spain is defeated in 
her fight against C.ermany and Italy, the 
results will be felt throughout the world." 
Muddling, Price o£ Democracy 

Noting the increased interest of Ameri- 
can students toward the international 
peace problem, Dr. Schuman attributed 
this to the imminence of another world 
war. "We are all prospective cannon- 
fodder," he added grimly. The speaker 
next commented on the American Student 
Union convention last December at 
\'assar, when it v^■as his "painful pleasure 
to debate Norman Thomas on the relative 
merits of collective security versus isola- 

(ConUnuad on Sixth Paga) 

Van Steere to Speak 
In Griffin Hall Tonight 

Friday, April .'V— Dr. Douglas Van 
Steere, associate professor of phil- 
osophy at Havei-fonl College, will 
speak tonight in Griffin Hall at 8:00 
p.m. on the subject of "IWysticism 
and its Significance for Philosophy 
and Kthics." 

An active member of the Society 
of Friends, the parent Quaker organ- 
ization, the Philosophical Union's 
guest speaker is considered one of 
America's most promising younger 
philosophers and leaders in religious 
thought, having recently published a 
booklet entitled Prayer and Worship. 
After obtaining his S.B. degree at 
Michigan State, Dr. Steere took his 
B.A. at Oxford University, later 
securing A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from 

Jackson Is Popular 
Photo Prize Winner 

Ballots cast by ninety-eight out of 
more than seven hundred visitors at the 
Willianis photographic exhibit place In 
Willi the Tide, by Richard N.Jackson, Jr., 
'40, as the winner of the grand popular 
prize. Jackson's picture, which won the 
judges' first award in the Landscape and 
Seascape division last week, was one of 
three photographs by the Camera Club 
president and Photo Service director 
which were listed by the popular poll 
among the six highest-rated entries. 

Twenty-one pictures received two or 
more votes, although the judges' choice 
for grand prize winner, Sentinel for Cen- 
turies, was not given first position on any 
of the spectators' ballots. All but one of 
the popularly elected winners, however, 
were photographs to which the panel had 
made some award. 

Gnarled Oak, by Karl A. Mertz '39, won 
second prize in the recently announced 
list, while Jackson's Sabbath, and Congre- 
gational Church took third and fourth 
places respectively. Diving for Dimes, a 
shot by Professor Elbert C. Cole, was rated 
filth, and John W. Notman '41 gained 
sixth rank with Flow. 

Utter Confusion Dominates Freshman 
Room Draw as Notman Polls Number 1 


The range of emotions from supreme 
ecstacy to extreme despondency ran riot 
Tuesday when the annual freshman room 
drawing turned Jesup Hall into a scene 
of concentrated confusion rivaling that 
in Berkshire quad that same evening, 
surpassing that of a Sunday afternoon 
gladiatorial double-header in ancient 
Rome's Colosseum. 

110 members of the class of 1941, whose 
respective fates hung on little red integers, 
stormed furiously a lone representative 
of the treasurer's office who held a hat 
containing the numbers, and who unfor- 
tunately but necessarily lost a friend with 
each number drawn over seventy. When 
Dean Charles R. Keller had finally cleared 
the air by reminding those assembled that 
they were not behaving as eagle scouts, 
it became clear that John W. Notman had 
polled Number One, and that the boy 
gazing speculatively at the envelope 
opener had polled number 130. 

Jolly Cholly as usual dominated the 
scene, calling out in a loud cheery voice 
"Ohl Ho, hoi And here's number 113" 
whose recipient saw little humor in the 
fact that he was destined to live in a 
kitchen sink next year. More than once 
someone who had drawn over the century 
mark was heard to say "My mother won't 
like this at all. She worries about me, you 

Notman, who by drawing Number One 
gains the inestimable privilege of strolling 

A. Todd '40 

into the treasurer's office, surveying the 
room list, and saying casually "I'll take 
the Royal Suite," had few comments to 
make. "Our family has always been for- 
tunate in these affairs. I knew I'd get 
the ace. However," he concluded, rising 
to full height, "I refuse to gloat, making 
those less fortunate more miserable. We 
Notmans have our code!" 

Andersen, Verys, and Watson, who 
trailed the field with 130, were more out- 
spoken, proclaiming to the world at large 
that the drawing was not only unfair, 
grossly irregular, and supremely stupid, 
but was, moreover, a "menace to our great 
and noble democracy. We have no alter- 
native but totake immediate legal action," 
their spokesman declared. 

"That failing, we have received per- 
mission to live in a cave burrowed in the 
trap off the eleventh green of the Taconic 
golf course. We won't be out until Ground- 
hog Day." Another possibility they had 
in mind was a two-room suite in a sea 
food warehouse in North Adams. 

The boy who probably did less to gain 
popularity than any other was one Robert 
K. Strong, who had asked the intelligent 
question "What do I do if I don't get the 
room I want?" at the meeting prior to 
the draw, and then proceeded to poll 
number four. He immediately became the 
object of considerable scorn by the newly 
formed Seventy and Up Club. 
(ConUnnad on Sixlh Paga) 

Professor Brooks Will 
Speak to Faculty Club 

Friday, April 29— Robert K. R. 
Brooks, assistant professor of eco- 
nomics, will speak this evening on 
the subject of "The National Labor 
Relations Board" at a dinner given 
by the Faculty Club. Lhe dinner 
starts at 6.30 p.m. and Professor 
Brooks is scheduled to speak at 
8.00 p.m. 

Professor Brooks' speech, which 
is a continuance of the series that he 
has been giving on the same subject 
during the past year, will he the first 
that he has presented in Williamstown 
since he helped to advance the cause 
of the C.l.O. in North Adams labor 

This evening's program was plan- 
ned by the entertainment committee 
of the Faculty Club with Allyn J. 
Waterman, assistant professor of 
biology, at its head. 

Anti-Nazi Show 
Turns iidito Riot 
As Masses Mill 

Dummy of 'Der Fuehrer' 
Avoids Fate in Flames 
as Water Extinguishes 
Speech by Mitchell '38 

H.V.E. Mitchell, III, '38, started look- 
ing for a flock to lead to his anti-Hitler 
demonstration Tuesday evening, and 
ended by securing riotous campus civil 
war. One hour of five hundred milling 
undergraduates turned the Berkshire 
quadrangle into a shambles, brought out 
two fire hoses, three bonfires, the campus 
cops. Chief Royal, a huge red Nazi 
swastika — but no witch-like burning of 
the brown shirted effigy of Der Fuehrer. 

As a publicity stunt, it hit front pages 
everywhere; as to the motivating cause of 
the cable to the Vienna librarian and 
messages to the German Ambassador, 
Cordell Hull, and President Roosevelt, 
Nazi authorities announced that the 
Austrian rarities would be preserved from 
intended destruction. Though no replies 
were received from the urgent telegraph- 
ings, Mitchell is said to have experienced 
a sense of success after the tumult and 
shouting died. 

Adolph Hits Bottle 

Herr Hitler was to have been burned in 
effigy upon piles of boxes, crates, and 
rubber tires until several curious under- 
graduates led an investigating expedition 
to Mitchell's room and relocated Adolph. 
With Hitler consigned to empty bottles 
and glasses at the Braehead Inn, auto 
parades were called off. 

To the rescue of a dying demonstration 
rushed a yearling delegation with a red 
swastika. Surging throngs swayed back 

(Continued iiom Sixth Page) 

SafFord, With Geer 
To Write 1941 Song 

C. Louis Safford, Jr. and E. Throop 
Geer '41 will team up to produce the class 
song for 1941 to be sung at the traditional 
Memorial Day inter-class singing contest, 
it was learned recently. Safford will com- 
pose the music, while Geer will handle the 

As yet none of the other classes have 
announced any song changes, no new 
numbers having been turned out. The 
seniors will sing again the vehicle which 
won for them the contest last year, 
"Sing Ephriam Williams' Praises", written 
by Northrup Brown, son of the author of 
"Yard by Yard." The latter was chosen 
best song in 1909. 

1939 will sing once again "Forever 
Loyal", written by James M. Ludlow and 
Frank M. Townsend for the last year's 
competition. James H. Stanton reports 
that no sophomore has yet volunteered to 
replace the effort of James M. Stiles, 
William S. Budington, and Walter L. 
Wallace who contributed 1940's song for 
the last performance. C. Louis Safford '92 
will serve in the capacity of chairman of 
the selection committee again. 

W. C. A,, Record to Stage 
Forum on Chapel Strife 

Will Guidi' 1938-39 Siiifrers 

Professor Newhall Will 
Preside over Meeting 
at Jesup Hall Sunday 

Students to Debate 

Broadhvirst, Schultz Will 
Face Evans, Goldsmith, 
Favoring Present Plan 

Robert McC. Surdam '39 

Surdam '39 Elected 
Leader of Glee Club 

Board Of Directors Name 
Copeland as Chairman 
Succeeding ISewman '38 

Robert McC. Surdam '39, of Hoosick 
Falls, N. v., who for the past three years 
has been drum-major of the Willianis band, 
was elected leader of the Cdee Club for 
the 1938-'39 season at a meeting of that 
organization on Tuesday evening. He 
succeeds A. Ward West '38. At the same 
time the board of directors for the coming 
year was chosen, who on Thursday elected 
Manton Copeland '39, of Brunswick, 
Me., as chairman. 

Joseph C. Clement '39 of Newton 
Centre, was re-elected to the senior board, 
while William S. Budington of Oberlin, 
Ohio, Willard D. Dickerson, of Cleveland 
Heights, Ohio, and Winship A. Todd, of 
Kalamazoo, Mich., were chosen for the 
1940 representatives. Robert C. Carman, 
of New York City and C. Louis Safford, 
Jr. ,'41 were named members from the 
freshmen class. 

(Continued on Third Page) 

By Robert V. Joruan, II, '41 
Speakers representing both sides of the 
currently discussed C(mipulsory Sunday 
chapel problem will take the Jesup Hall 
rostrum at 7:15 p.m. Sunday evening in a 
public debate and open forum sponsored 
by the Williams Christian Association and 
The Williams Rf.cord. After two weeks 
of wrangling in the editorial columns of 
The Record, both factions have agreed 
that campus opinion on this question must 
be crystallized before the board of trustees 
meeting. May 7, in which this confusing 
situation will probably be examined. 

Professor Richard A. Newhall will pre- 
side over the mass meeting, which is to 
feature a non-decision debate by upper- 
classmen representing the two opposing 
organizations. Austin Broadhurst '38 
and Robert S. Schultz, III, '39 will de- 
fend The Record's stand favoring the 
abolishment of required attendance af 
weekly chapel services. Speaking against 
them will be Cadwallader Evans, III, '38 
and Sydney W. Goldsmith, Jr., '40, who 
will uphold the W.C.A.'s conflicting 
attitude. Following these speeches the 
audience will have an opportunity to 
express its views on the subject. 

Publications Started Discussion 
This most recent development in recent 
college probl(?ni number one follows in 
the wake of a series of attacks on compul- 
sory chapel by the various student publi- 
cations. The spark which touched off a 
flame that has been sputtering for several 
months proved to be a recent Record 
editorial, entitled "The Williams Unchris- 
tian Association," in wdiich the W.C.A.'s 
stand, approving the present religious 
set-up, was questioned as being "a bland 

acceptance of a vital college problem 
(Continued on Third Page) 

Four Embassy Churchmen 
Favor Compulsory Chapel 

Mrs. George A. Crocker 
Gives Library Donation 
of Rare, Valuable Books 

Several rare and valuable sets of books 
have recently been donated to the college 
by Mrs. George A. Crocker, daughter of 
the late Arthur H . Masten '76, it has been 
announced by Peyton Hurt, librarian. 

Mrs. Crocker has given a collection of 
books by and about General John Bur- 
goyne, lieutenant general in command of 
the British forces in Canada at the time 
of the American Revolution. This set was 
collected by Mr. Masten, prominent New 
York lawyer and bibliophile, over a period 
of twenty years, and was included in his 

The books are of particular interest not 
only because General Burgoyne was forced 
to eventually surrender his command at 
near by Saratoga Springs, New ^'ork, but 
also because one of the volumes was 
edited by James P. Baxter, grandfather 
of President Baxter. This book, Tk: 
British Invasion From The North, concerns 
the campaigns of Generals Carleton and 
Burgoyne and contains some historical 
footnotes by the editor. 

Other numbers included in the collection 
are The Dramatic and Poetical Works of 
the Late Lieutenant General John Burgoyne, 
in which appears the author's most pc>pu- 
lar piece, "The Heiress," Ballads and 
Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign, 
and A Statement of the Expedition from 
Canada as Laid Before the House of Com- 
mons by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne. 

Reverends Baldwin, Blake, 
Kinsolving, Whittemore 
Back Required Worship; 
Wells Is Only Opponent 

Exponents of compulsory chapel re- 
ceived substantial encouragement early 
this week' when four of live prominent 
church leaders of New ^'ork and New Eng- 
land, in Williamstown for the fourth 
annual Christian Association Embassy, 
though unanimously deploring "compul- 
sion in religion," upheld a weekly required 
worship as the best means of instilling 
"religious mindedness" in college under- 

The Reverends Dr. Alan G. Whitte- 
more '12, Superior of the Order of the 
Holy Cross, Arthur Lee Kinsolving of the 
Trinity Church, Boston, A. Graham 
Baldwin, chaplain at Phillips Andover 
Academy, and Eugene Blake, of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Albany, though 
differing in their respective views on the 
topic which has of late been a center of 
intense campus discussion, alligned them- 
selves with the WCA's defense of the 145 
year-old service. Maintaining that! "You 
can't force worship of God," the Very 
Reverend Edward Wells, Dean of the 
Episcopal Cathedral, Albany, was th 
sole member to oppose a "required" 

Daan Walk SugffMta Substituta 

"Has any college the right to force 

worship?" he asked. "The purpose of the 

church building is to worship God. You 

can't force that worship." Although agree- 

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Vol S2 

April 30. I(3B 

No. « 

While student riot.s in general are hardly compatible with the ideals 
of an educational institution, we cannot ref^ard Tuesday evening's Iloniun 
Holiday as childish, railical, or detrimental to the fair name of Williams 
College. .Spring is here, and the undergraduate body wanted to get winter 
out of its veins. The free-for-all was no more radical than the cane rushes 
of other years. It was as much fun as a Twelfth Ward Picnic, and a good 
time was had by all. 

Although emotionalism won a clear-cut victory over rationality 
Wednesday night, ample compensation for this la|)se was provided in the 
other activities of the past few days. The offer to buy the "non-Aryan" 
books whicli were to be consigned to the flames of bigotry by the Nazis 
was a magnificent gesture from a liberal college to an intolerant state. 
That the idea was not altogether mad was proved by the rapidity with 
which other institutions followed Williams. Paradoxically enough, the 
Nazi authorities never actually destroyed any books; the only book- 
burning of the jjast week took place on our own campus. In this there lies 
much food for thought. 

Probably the demonstration Wednesday brought us little nearer to 
a solution of the problem of peace. Nevertheless, it was highly successful 
in dramatizing the conflict in the American peace movement, and this in 
itself is its justification. Credit is due to the 150 Bennington students 
who appeared — both for their interest and for their effectiveness in 
attracting a good many Williams men into Jesup Hall. Two conclusions 
may be drawn from Wednesday's gathering. First, on the whole Benning- 
ton students are more concerned with contemporary problems than Wil- 
liams undergraduates. Secondly, the meeting made it clear that there is a 
definite need for a Carnegie Foundation report on "Sex as a Factor in 


Tuesday's 'riot' was gratifying if only for the undergraduate enthusi- 
asm displayed. But the recent interest and discussion provoked over the 
Sunday compulsory chapel situation is a source of even greater satis- 
faction. At last many Williams students have been stirred from listless- 
ness to show definite personal convictions about a problem which is vital 
to them, that of the place of religion in their college educations. 

Yet the debate and open forum tomorrow night will be more than a 
crystallization of arguments, set forth in editorials, communications, and 
Embassy discussions. The Rkcokd and W. C. A. do not sponsor this as 
an Armageddon of religious ideas, but as an opportunity for students to 
prepare themselves to render an honest and thoughtful vote in the poll 
which must serve the trustees as a guage of undergraduate sentiment. 
The theory of the languid nice boy went up in flames if Hitler's effigy did 
not. Now may peace demonstrators and 'rioters' gather themselves from 
the ashes to accomplish an immediate good. 

1941 Baseball Outfit 
To Meet Hotchkiss 



8.00 p.m.— Dr. Robert R. R. Brooks, 
as.sistant professor of economics, will 
speak to a faculty audience on the 
National Labor Relations Board. Facul- 
ty Club. 

8.00 p.m. — Philosophical Union presents 
Mr. Douglas Van Steere, who speaks on 
"Mysticism and its Significance for 
Philosophy and Kthics." Griffin Hall. 


1.00 p.m. — Freshman Track. Williams vs. 
Deerfield. Weston Field. 

1.30 p.m. — Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 
Lehigh. Taconic Course. 

2.00 p.m. — Varsity Track. Williams vs. 
Middlebury. Middlebury, Vt. 

2.00 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 
Princeton. Sage Courts. 

2.00 p.m. — Freshman Golf. Williams vs. 
Hotchkiss. Taconic Course. 

2.30 p.m. — Freshman Tennis. Williams vs. 
Hotchkiss. Lynde Lane Courts. 

3.00 p.m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. 
Boston University. Weston Field. 

3.00 p.m. — Freshman Baseball. Williams 
vs. Hotchkiss. Cole Field. 

3.30 p.m. — Varsity Lacrosse. Williams vs. 
M.I.T. Cole Field. 


10.35 a.m.— Dr. Charles W. Gilkie, Dean 
of University Chapel, University of 
Chicago, will conduct the Sunday 
morning service. Thompson Memorial 

7.15 p.m. — A forum sponsored by W.C.A. 
and The Record to discuss Compul- 
sory Chapel. Jesup Hall. 


11.55 a.m.— Dr. James B. Pratt will con- 
duct the daily morning services through- 
out the week. Thompson Memorial 

4.15 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 
University of North Carolina. Sage 


Although communications may be published 
unsigned, if so requested, the name of the writer 
must in every case be submitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
ever, the facts stated, nor the opinions expressed 
in this department. 

Otto F. Monahan, Hotchkiss athletic 
direclur for forty-lwi) years, will bring 
his last baseball team to Williamstown 
Saturday to face a powerful freshman out- 
lit coached by Bill Fowie and recently 
named Monahan's successor. Fresh from 
a one-sided triumph over Albany Academy 
the yearlings are expected to encounter 
little difficulty in defeating a Hotchkiss 
nine that has already dropped a 16-1 
decision to Berkshire and beating weak 
Kent aiul Pawling teams. 

The freshman line-up will be virtually 
the same as that whicli took the lieUl 
against Albany, with the e.xception of the 
possible insertion of Laiiny Holmes at 
third base. Clarke, Browne, and Bush at 
lirst, second, and shortstop, respectively, 
will make up the rest of the inliekl, with 
the outlield selections again depending 
upon whom Bill Fowle nominates as his 
starting pitcher. Dave Fit/gerald, Tom 
Wheeler, and Shorty Farrell are all ready 
to twirl and the two not included in the 
mouiul assignment will join Pat Hoysradt 
in the outlield. 

Bud \'ivian, Hotchkiss shortstop, an 
unorthodox righthand batter who led his 
team last year with a .347 average, and 
captain and first baseman Howie Smith 
are the Hotchkiss hitters who will give 
the freshmen most trouble. Gardner at 
third and McKone at second round out 
the Blue and White inner, while 
Johnson, Halsey, and Bryan will patrol 
the outlield. 

Haines, veteran southpaw pitcher, who 
has the peculiar habit of whistling "Liebes- 
traum" when in difficulty on the mound, 
will attempt to silence the bats of such 
established Purple sluggers as Clarke, 
Hoysradt, and Meehan. 

Stickmen Will Open 
Season Against MIT 

Veteran Williams Line- Up 
Includes 8 Lettermen 
from Last Year's Unit 

To the Editor of The Williams Record: 

I have read with considerable amaze- 
ment your story on page one of the April 
16 issue of The Record. Every statement 
quoted concerning the du Pont Company 
is absolutely without the slightest founda- 
tion in fact. 

The du Pont Company does not make 
shells and never did. It had no concern 
with the shipping of shells said to have 
been manufactured at Tamaqua, Pa., and 
knows nothing about them except what 
we read in the newspapers. The statements 
connecting us with these shipments have 
been repeatedly denied in the public 
press and I am amazed that Mr. Pitkin 
should repeat the false statements. 

The du Pont Company has no interest 
in a factory at Tamaqua, Pa., or in any 
other factory where bombs are manu- 
factured. In view of these facts, it is im- 
possible that anyone could have seen "du 
Pont trademarks" on fragments of bombs. 

The du Pont Company has sent no 
war material to either side engaged in 
hostilities in Spain, nor has it supplied 
war materials to any agency through which 
they might reach these battle fronts. 

I am requesting, therefore, that our 
denial be given as prominent display in 
the college paper as was the story con- 
taining these false statements. 
Charles K. Weston 

Director, Public Relations Department E.I. 
du Pont de Nemours and Co. 
(Editor's Note: The Record jj glad to 
have the opportunity to print this denial by 
the du Pont Company. However, in the 
article in question it in no way endorsed the 
sentiments of Mr. Rex Pitkin of The Friends 
of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.) 

To the Editor of The Record: 
Dear Sir: 

The coincidence of the effigy burning 
of Tuesday evening and the Peace Demon- 

Williams' veteran lacrosse unit officially 
opens its seasonal hostilities this afternoon 
on Cole Field against M.I.T. Eight letter- 
men are included on the probable starting 
ten which Coach Whoops Snively is 
depending on to repeat last year's 7-4 
victory over the Engineers. 

Although M.I.T. was defeated 10-1 by 
New Hampshire in its only contest to 
date, the Purple is looking forward to a 
stiffer battle than this score would indicate, 
as the Engineers have their 1937 varsity 
intact and have been strengthened by 
additions from last spring's undefeated 
yearling squad. 

The tentative Williams line-up has 
Russ Keller in the cage, with Heavy 
Abberley, Spence Silverthorne, and Johnny 
Pratt in the defense. Jack MacGruer and 
Lee Means from last year's midfield unit 
serve with sophomore ace, Harv Potter, 
on the starting midfield trio, while Swede 
Swanson, Tom Duncan, and "Greasy 
Jake" Warden have the edge for assign- 
ments on the attack. 

Reserves Strong 

Speedy Swift and Lynn Sharpless, 
recently converted goalie, stand ready to 
relieve Keller in the net and Doc Knowl- 
ton, Paul Aubry, and Ken Palmer should 
see plenty of action as defensive replace- 
ments. Hank Hoffman, Van Vandeveer, 
and Bill Brown are available in the mid- 
field, along with Jack Armstrong, Bob 
Shedden, Herb Fett, and Johnny Hubbell 
on the attack. 

The Ephmen have been idle in competi- 
tion since spring vacation, when they 
played five games in as many days, losing 
to Princeton, Swarthmore, Stevens, and 
Rutgers, while defeating Lafayette, 7-4. 
Recent practice sessions have emphasized 
passing and shooting drills in addition to 
perfecting plays for use against M.I.T. 

stration of Wednesday has led several 
people into the misconception that the 
two were related. The Student Union 
wishes to correct this erroneous impression. 
No member of the executive committee of 
the WSU endorsed or took part in the 
affair of Tuesday night. And plans for the 
Peace Demonstration were being formed 
as early as March, long before the know- 
ledge of the burning of books in the Vienna 
Library was made known. 

Robert T. Wallach '39 
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(ConUnuwl imn Flral Page) 
ing that "with freedom goes the responsi- 
bility of making the religion we have more 
real and more vital," he declared that "We 
must preserve liberty." As a substitute for 
the present chapel service. Dr. Wells 
suggested the devotion of one hour a 
week either to worship or a discussion or 
lecture on some religious phase, that hour 
to be chosen arbitrarily. 

Leaning more toward the other side 
of the obligatory fence. Dr. Kirisolving 
declared that "New England colleges are 
built on the tradition of giving a composite 
picture of life and religion is a recognized 
part of that picture. If a college with- 
draws its chapel requirements it is tanta- 
mount to saying that it considers other 
things important, but not religion." 
America is spiritually immature, he point- 
ed out, and college chapel may at least 
help to "bring the students to maturity. 
I think Williams would be doing a real 
service if it encouraged church-minded- 

Chapel Vital, Says Baldwin 

The Reverend Graham Baldwin as- 
sumed the most extreme stand taken on 
the side of compulsory chapel. "Most 
fellows who don't want a required service," 
he stated, "wouldn't make religion the 
rich, vital thing it is." Every New Eng- 
land college was founded by men with a 
religious motive. Dr. Baldwin pointed out, 
and "the unanswered question is; What is 
the equivalent for that deep profound 
motive?" College chapel is necessary today 
since this is a "generation of religious 
morons." He suggested that a possible 
way out of the dilemna is to arouse interest 
in the service by developing a technique 
of "working together" along a single line 
of discussion among visiting speakers. 

"My feehngs are against compulsion, 
especially in religion," Father Whittemore 
pointed out, "yet, practically speaking, 
it's quite a mistake to make a further 
change so soon after abolishing daily 
chapel. Human nature needs discipline." 
Ours is an age of widespread disinte- 
gration, although not always destructive, 
he concluded, and "we don't want to throw 
over all compulsion and restriction." 

Dr. Blake straddled the fence, claim- 
ing that so long as the college doesn't 
allow students complete freedom in 
class attendance, course selection, and 
other phases of its activity, compulsory 
chapel is thus in harmony. "From my 
point of view, however, free chapel for 
upperclassmen fits into the picture,' ' 
he pointed out. "If there is any paternalism 
in college, it should certainly be along 
religious lines as well as scholastic and 

WCAlo Hold Forum 
On Chapel Question 

(Continued from Fixtt Paga) 

through misunderstanding and sheer ap- 

The deluge of protesting letters which 
flooded The Record offices, as a result of 
this article, characterizing its attitude 
as "words based on a biased and unthink- 
ing nature," brought the affirmative side 
of the question to light with dramatic 

Poll Will Open 

Plans which have already been formul 
lated for a student poll on this pertinen- 
college question, the result of which will 
be presented to the trustees next week, 
assume particular importance in the eyes 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 

'Years Ago= 

4 -reARS AGO— Whitney and T. J. 
Miller elected to Out- 
ing Club posts . . . C. N. Kimbcr '36 
chosen as leader of Glee Club . . . Bob 
Schwab '35 leads golf team into opening 
fray with Princeton . . . Lamberton '35 
starts campaign as track captain with 
opening against Union . . . Baseball team 
defeats Yale 11-5 on Weston Field. 

10 YEARS AGO— Hale '29 will speak 

at banquet of the 

Outing Clubs . . . Rohrback '29 elected 

head of W.C.A Saunders '29 wins 

local current events contest . . . Collins 
'29 named head of "Cercle Francais" . . . 
Haviland '29 chosen president of Commons 

17 YEARS AGO— Chapman '22 chosen 
head of Glee Club 
and Greer '22 elected head of Mandolin 
Club . . . Keene '23 elected assistant circu- 
lation manager of the "Purple Cow" . . . 
Nebolsine '23 chosen art editor of the 
"Graphic" . . . Zailcs '22 elected president 
of the Adelphic Union. 

22 YEARS AGO— Capt. Maynard's '16 
tennis team meets 
Columbia in first match . . . Russel '16, 
Powers, and Hapgood read research 
papers on the Chinese Revolution . . . 
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Three Purple Teams Score Initial Wins on Thursday 

Net Team Halts 
Bowdoin, Takes 
First Win 71-11 

Captain Jarvis, Johnston, 
Stanton, Stetson, Paine 
Score in Straight Sets 

Meet Tigers Today 

Polar Bears Garner Lone 
Point in Doubles Match 
with Corkran, Burnham 

Al Jarvis paced his fellow netsters to 
their season's first official victory Thurs- 
day afternoon when Coach Chaffee's clay 
court men trounced a dogged but ineffec- 
tual Polar Bear outfit 71 - I5 in the 
spring opener on the Sage courts. Six 
singles wins, a doubles triumph, and a tie 
in the third doubles took the sting out of 
last week's narrow 5-4 loss at West Point. 

Exhibiting the smooth play that had 
sent him up to replace Gaynor Collester 
in number two position, Jimmy Stanton 
dropped Frank Purrington, 6-3, 6-1, 
while Collester slugged out a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 
win over Bill Hyde. Stanton had a losing 
spree in the midst of his first set until his 
backhand got around Purrington's service 

Two inexperienced doubles teams got 
the call from Chaffee when the six singles 
had been safely iced. Playing together for 
the first time, Keller Pollock and Ned 
Levering dragged out their match 4-6, 7-5 
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Freshman Netmen Defeat Kent, 7j to li; 
Golfers and Track Team Start Today 

Administering the worst trouncing a 
Kent tennis team has received at the 
hands of Purple yearlings in eighteen 
years, the freshman netsters swept through 
their opening match, 7|-l2, on Wed- 
nesday afternoon at Kent, losing only 
one singles encounter. 

Junior Davis Cup player, Harry Van 
Rennselaer, captain of the home team, 
disposed of Bill Collins, freshman cham- 
pion, by a 6-0, 6-2 score and combined 
with Red Shearer to split the number one 
doubles counter when play was stopped 
at a set apiece because of darkness. Jim 
Ford at number two won his match hand- 
ily as did Sandy Johnston at four, but 
Jake Earle ran into trouble against Dick 
Hole, fourteen-year old prodigy, and was 
forced to play a long 6-3, 7-9, 6-4 match 
before finally conquering his younger 

George Hallett won the only other 
extra set encounter at 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 after 
regaining control of his forehand in the 
deciding set, and Bill Morris, filling the 
number six slot, ran through his man 
speedily following a close 10-8 decision 
in the initial set. The yearlings showed 
the results of Coach Chaffee's intensive 
drill in doubles play by gaining two and a 
half of a possible three points in the tan- 
dem events. The same lineup will meet 
a Hotchkiss team led by captain and num- 
ber one man, Henry Canda, this afternoon 
on the Lynde Lane Courts. 

Trackmen To Meet 
Middlebury Runners 

Purple Team Holds Edge 
As Tiify Cook Returns 
Ready for First Race 

Captain Tiffy Cook returns to the cinder 
path this afternoon after a week's layoff 
and is in top form to leatl his team against 
the Middlebury Panthers, a team already 
defeated in their first meet of the year 
against a powerful Wesleyan I'niversitj' 

Given a slight advantage over what has 
proven to be only a mediocre Middlebury 
team, the trackmen will be at full strength 
and over twenty-five men have been 
chosen to make the trip. Coach Plansky 
has chosen to run the same group which 
he used last week in the 113 2/3—21 1/3 
victory over Vermont with the addition of 
Cook and Red Batten, who has lately 
shown great promise in the broad jump. 

In the century dash the competition 
will be unusually stiff, as Pete Gallagher 
and Bob Schumo, Purple stars and Hicks 
of the Vermont Staters all turned in 10.2 
times last week. The shot put will be 
closely contested with Guaranaccia of 
Middlebury and Bob Cramer both throw- 
ing around 40 feet. Cridland of Middle- 
(Conttnued on Fiith P«ae) 

With the qualifying round completed. 
Coach Dick Baxter has been enabled to 
select his top six men who will tee off 
this afternoon against Hotchkiss at the 
Taconic course in their first match of 
the seajon. 

Bill Watson shot a brilliant 77 his first 
time around to cop the lowest medal 
score, which, combined with a ragged 87, 
won him the first ranking position, while 
Lee Gagliardi, last year's Kxeter captain, 
is next in line with a 166 total, followed 
by Ed Beckwith and Bob Whittemore 
tied at 168. Neither of the last two players, 
John Prizer and George Eddy, were able 
to crack under the eighties, finishing with 
169 and 174 respectively. 

A strong field contingent will provide 
hopes for victory .when Tony Plansky's 
team meets a dark horse Deerfield squad 
on Weston Field this afternoon in the 
first scheduled meet. Nick Ely in the 
pole vault, Pete Annable and George 
Prince in the shot-put, and Jim Ford in 
the javelin should all swell Purple point 
totals, while Bill Victor is slated to take 
his 100 and 220-yard specialties in the run- 
ning events. Feature of the afternoon will 
be the mile run when Dick Darby will 
compete against the highly-touted Deer- 
field captain, Leo Racine, who took a third 
place in the Amherst Interscholastics 
last \ear. 



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Golfers Subdue 
Bowdoin, 61-25, 
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Schriber, Anderson Post 
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which labeled it potentially one of the 
best ever to perform for Williams, the 
Purple golf team teed off to an impressive 
6.2 -2 1 victor over Bowdoin Thursday, 
annexing four of six individual and two 
of three best ball matches, while avenging 
last year's 6-0 blanking at the hands of the 

Butch Schriber and Andy Anderson, 
sophomores playing numbers one and two, 
respectively, led both teams in scoring, 
Schriber turning in a two-up win against 
Captain Hood and a seventy-three card 
and Anderson following with a seven and 
six triumph and a seventy-four medal. 
Ray Korndorfer and Bobby Jones annexed 
both their individual and best ball matches 
while Frank Gillett and Louis Krauthoff 
bowed to Gerard and Burnham of the 
Polar Bears. 

Schriber, Anderson Star 

The golfers take on Lehigh this after- 
noon at 1:30 p.m. on the Taconic course, 
considerably fortified by their initial 
victory. Coach Dick Baxter will probably 
start the same lineup with Schriber and 
Anderson at one and two, Gillett and 
Korndorfer at three and four, Jones and 
either Captain Jeff Young or Krauthoff 
at five and six. 

Schriber and Anderson got off to an 
impressive start in their first 1938 match, 
taking a birdie and an eagle, respectively, 
on the par five first hole. Anderson's 
second was within three feet of the pin, 
while Schriber missed a ten-footer to take 
a four. Playing against Captain Harry 
Hood, who turned in a seventy-five, and 
Bob Mullen of Bowdoin, the two Williams 
sophomores carded a best ball of sixty-six, 
seven under par. 

Korndorfer took the closest match of 
the day from Al Clark, two and one, with 
a seventy-seven medal, and annexing the 
best ball with Gillett's support by the 
same .score. Krauthoff encountered diffi- 
culty on the first nine, settled down on 
the second, but lost three and two, tying 
the best ball with Jones, who had 
little difficulty downing Woodruff four 
and three. 

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Two Eds Bob Cooke, covering Prep 
Have We? School sports for the New 
York Herald, reports that 
Ed Spalding, known in Pottstinvn as the 
jCalifornia Colossus, "will spend his next 
four years on the Williams campus." May 
I add, "We hope!!!"? This Hill School 
phenomenon has accounted fi)r no less 
than 28 enemy batsmen (15 of them 
Princeton freshmen) by the strike out 
route in two games this season. This is 
at the rate of three every two innings. He 
has allowed just one run in that time. 
One year behind Spalding, without the 
same record but with the stuff if it is 
developed, is another I^urple minded 
undergraduate. Like Spalding, his name 
is Ed, but unlike the gangling right hander, 
is a lefty. He's a chunky fireballer by the 
name of Molina, cimiing from San Juan. 
If Spalding can keep from having his 
mind changed, and Molina can vault the 
family Eli tradition, Williams may snap 
from the baseball doldrums. (They showed 
signs of it for seven innings Thursday.) 

Ball Team Gains 
Narrow Victory 
Over Colby 6-4 

Hadley Pitches Full Came 
After Weak 2nd Inning 
When Mules Score 3 

Perry-Vinos Pennis enthusiasts will be 
At Troy offered a rare treat at the 

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that last winter left the Californian the 
(Continued on Fiith Page] 

W. O. C. Representatives 
To Enter International 
Outing Club Conference 

Plans are being made to send represen- 
tatives of the Williams Outing Club to the 
conference sponsored by the International 
Outing Club Association to be held on 
May 5-6, John H. Wardwell '39, president 
of the Williams group, announced rhur.s- 
day. Wardwell also stated that F. Dexter 
Cheney '31, who was scheduled to appear 
here on May 1 under the auspices of the 
Club, will not be able to appear. 

According to present arrangements, 
Thomas M. MacMahon '39 and William 
F. Egelhoff '40 will attend the l.O.C.A. 
conference which is to be held at Camp 
Nonotuck in Winchester, N.H. In addi- 
tion to the regular speakers and discussions 
which are scheduled for the meeting, 
several hikes and other events are on the 

Plans for Mr. Cheney to show movies 
of the three-week pack trip which he 
conducts through Wyoming twice each 
summer were unavoidably interrupted 
and an attempt is being made to secure 
a date for his appearance later in the 

Nelligan Hits Triple 

Phil Stearns Leads Ephs 
In First Win of Year 
Marked by 17 Errors 

By Woodward B. Norton '39 
Three runs on three hits combined with 
three errors in the home half of the third 
inning brought Huff Hadley victory in his 
third start of the sea.son before a small 
turnout at Weston Field Thursday. The 
lean right-hander weakened dangerously 
in the second when the visitors got to him 
for four hits and three runs, but weathered 
the storm to go the route and profit by 
eleven Colby misplays and chalk up the 
first Purple marker in the won column, 6-4, 
The home team drew first blood as 
Sparky Seay forced Durrell, who had 
reached first on Buss Burrill's error, stole 
second, and scored on Dcjug Stearns' 
poke to center held. Williams' hopes were 
short-lived. With one gone in the first 
of the .second, the Mules sandwiched two 
errors by Bill Nelligan and one by Johnny 
Baldinger with a double brace of singles, 
and before Hadley could retire the side 
by fanning Vinny Allen, three runs were in. 
Both teams picked up an additional 
unearned run before the Ephmen came to 
bat in the last of the third with the score 
4-2 for the visitors. Si-ay opened the big 
frame by skying to Bob McGee in center. 
Then it happened. 

(Continued on Fiilh Page) 

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Mediocre Panther Squad 

(Contlnuad bom Fourth Pag«) 
bury throws the hammer close to ISO 
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The Crackers also appear strong in the 
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Ted Bartlett in the jump, as all three won 
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and into a 10-10 draw fur the third set, 
when supper time intervened to give a 
■t-i scoring split. 

Paine, Johnston Win 

Keplacing Collester and Stanton in the 
second doubles berth, Corky Corkran and 
Chuck Burnhani dropped the only match 
of the series when Hyde and Jack Hill 
outmatched Burnhani's doubles play for 
a 6-3, 6-3 Polar Bear victory. 

In the first doubles bracket, Pete Shonk 
found himself advanced to play with 
Jarvis. Bowdoin offered competition in 
the first set and took advantage of weak 
serves b.y the Purple pair, After twice 
holding a two game lead, the Ephmen let 
things slide to (ive-all, and then forged 
ahead until Shonk took his first service 
and the set, 7-2. 

Showing an unusual favoritism for 
Jarvis' deadly backhand, the Polar Bears 
slipped through four straij^ht games, then 
fought enough to take Jarvis' service, only 
to fall before the junior-sophomore combi- 
nation at the net. 

A victim of his own tightening up, Lee 
Stetson found himself down in sixth place. 
Unable to cash in on repeated set-ups, he 
broke through Hill, however, for 6-3, 7-5. 
Warren Paine, playing number four, ran 
around Ben Shattuck, 6-2, 6-1, and Dave 
Johnston conquered Jack Rich 8-6, 6-1. 

Primed by the Polar Bear win, the 
Purple netmen face the Tigers Saturday 
with illusions. Princeton has carried four 
love matches thus far, with the loss of 
only two sets. And while Jarvis ranks 
next to the number one 'figer, Jeff Podesta, 
in the eastern listings, the Orange and 
Black team is rated tops along the coast 
this season. Even the famed Tarheels are 
expected to bow next week to the boys 
from Nassau. 

Ball Team Conquers 
Colby for First Win 

(Continuad from Fourth Page) 

Captain Phil Stearns started things off 
with the aid of catcher Johnny Pullen, who 
dropped a third strike foul, by rifling a 
base hit to center and continuing to third 
as Pullen made matters worse by throwing 
to the right fielder in an attempt to pick 
Phil off first. Hadley, batting fifth, 
bounded out, pitcher to first, but Simmons 
delivered a scoring blow to left, pulling 
up at second as Allen played butterfingers 
in the garden. 

Bill Nelligan counted this the time to 
redeem himself for his second inning lapse 
and tripled beyond McGee to the stands 
in dead center field, scoring his catcher 
and crossing the plate himself a moment 
later. Joe Dobbins bobbled Bill Stradley's 
ground ball to short. Baldinger fouled out 
to Pullen to stem the rally. 

Again in the home fourth, Williams' 
long silent guns spoke: Durrell and Doug 
Stearns singled, Seay laid down a bunt 
to advance both runners, and ended up on 
third as Dobbins threw over Gruber's 
head into right field. Durrell scored on the 
play, but Gruber recovered in time to nip 
Doug at the plate, and the scoring for the 
day was over. 

B.U. Vaunts Strong Unit 

Hadley pitched a creditable game, allow- 
ing but four hits over the last seven in- 
nings, walking only two, and striking out 
four. Three of the bingles charged against 
him were of the scratch variety, and there 
was only one extra base blow, a double by 
Buss Burrill in the third. Lop Hersey, a 
portsider, was less fortunate, though giving 
up only seven hits. Williams delivered in 
the clutch, taking full advantage of the 
Mules' wild kicks. 

Burrill, McGuire, and Hersey led the 

attack on Hadley with two hits each, while 

Phil Stearns was the only Ephman to get 

as many. Boston University fresh from a 

13-6 triumph over Harvard, comes to 

Williams today. 

The box score: 

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Professor Schuman derided Thomas' 
stand in favor of a strict isolationist 
policy for this nation, and repeated a plea 
that America take a share in collective 
action for worKI peace. "1 am not entirely 
discouraged by the present muddle. It's 
the price we have to pay for democracy," 
he admitted. 

Scores Roosevelt 
"American repudiation of Spanish dem- 
ocracy by applying an arms embargo to 
both sides in the Spanish conflict is a 
crime and a blunder," Schuman continued. 
He showed that since Franco gets all his 
arms from Germany and Italy, the only 
effect of the embargo has been to weaken 
the Leftists. General Franco sent a per- 
sonal message to President Roosevelt 
thanking the American leader for his 
action, the speaker reminded his audience, 
which included President Baxter as well 
as other Bennington and Williams faculty 

Concluding with a plea for support of 
the O'Connell amendment, which "dis- 
tinguishes between defensive states and 
aggressor nations," he expressed the hope 
that the United States would soon change 
her foreign policy before it is too late. 
Miss Mindling also argued in favor of the 
O'Connell legislation, pointing out that 
Japan, Italy, and Germany are being 
aided in their attacks on democracy by 
supplies of American oil, scrap iron, and 
steel, which are still legally exported to 
these Fascist states. 

Dummy of Tiiehrer' 
Avoids Campus Fire 

(CoaUniMd iiom Flrrt Fa««) 
and forth over split-up bits of the Nazi 
emblem, flood lights appeared in Currier 
Hall windows, and a fire hose began to 
spray the doorway. 

Mein Kampf Burns 
While John A, Baldinger '38, made off 
with tattered remnants of the battle 
flag, Mitchell was located by two buckets 
of water as he meditated in his preacher's 
robe over a private burning of Mein 
Kampf. Swinging the shepherd's cane 
that was to have assisted his denuncia- 
tions of Hitler, Mitchell muttered a 
"good night, gentlemen, 1 guess I've had 
enough," and wandered back to East 

Up on a second floor balcony in Currier 
Hall, Emile dePlanque, Jr., '39, adjusted 
a small black moustache, swung out his 
arm, and received "Hcil Hitler" plaudits 
from the crowd until flying missiles drove 
him back between the doors. 

Nottman Polls Number 1 
In Freshman Room Draw 

(Continued irom First Page) 
Profanity was at a minimum, owing in a 
large part to the statelj' presence of scout 
leader Keller. One young Calvinist from 
BrookK'n, however, who assumed without 
question that he was predestined for a 
low number, could not resist an amazed 
"Whadda hell goes on around here!" on 
finding himself out of the money with 109. 
Mr. Keller bore it with the dignity befit- 
ting his office. 

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WCA to Hold Forum 
On Chapel Question 

(Continued Irom Third Page) 
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articles which have attacked the present 
college religious system do not reflect 
true campus sympathies, it is hoped that 
campus sentiments will reach some con- 
clusive decision at the forum. President 
Tom K. Smith of this organization stated 
recently that "we do not intend to talk 
men into siding with us, but sincerely hope 
to persuade them that our platform of 
compulsory Sunday chapel, in its revised 
form, is for the benelit of the college." 
President Baxter, who has been des- 
cribed as having an "open mind" on the 
subject, has indicated that he will be 
present at the discussion, while numerous 
faculty members have signified their 
intentions of attending. It is expected 
that a public stenographer will be engaged 
to take down every statement made at 
the forum, and these opinions will be 
compiled into a brief to assist the trustees 
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No. 10 

Social Sciences 
Show Big Drop 
In Registration 

Political Science Major 
Alone Counters Trend 
Back to Arts, Letters 

Ex-Refugee Commissioner 

English Leads Again 

Honors Degree Applicant»< 
Number Fifty, Set New 
High, Desert Economics 

Social science courses have beRUn u> 
lose favor at Williams, registration figures ! 
for next year's classes show. English has I 
regained its pre-eminent position, though 
only because of the large drop in its com- 1 
petitor, economics, while miscellaneous [ 
courses such as fine arts, the classics, and j 
geology, have picked up perceptibly in 
the numbers of major candidates. Po- 
litical science, alone of the social studies, 
added to its adherents this spring. 

Honors degree applicants set a new high 
for sophomores this season when fifty 
members of 1940 signed up, as compared 
with thirty-eight last spring. Only two 
men to wh(jm the honors degree was open 
turned down the privilege, and that pair 
was compensated for by two others who 
were allowed to register for honors after 
especial departmental recommendation. 

Candidates for the special degree in 
economics dropped fifty per cent, while 
those signed up for English rose from six 
to eleven. Fine arts added two men on 
its honors work list, while French, Ger- 
man, and geology each took on one. 
(ConUnuad on S*cond Pag*) 

James G. McDonald 

Stormy Session Reviews Chapel 
Question Prior to Campus Poll 

To Be Sounded 
In Chapel Ballot 

'Record' to Sponsor Vote 
to Discover Sentiment 
on Compulsory Service 

Missions Worker Will 
Appear Before W.C.A. 
On Wednesday in Jesup 

DcWitt C. Baldwin, secretary of the 
Board of Foreign Missions of New York 
in charge of student work, will be the 
Williams Christian Association's guest 
speaker Wednesday evening, when he will 
address W.C.A. members and guests in 
their Jesup Hall headquarters on "Of 
What Use Is Religion to the College Man?" 

Mr. Baldwin's position, which brings 
him in close contact with student welfare 
work in the South and Middle West, as 
well as his extensive studies of social 
welfare in the slums of large and small 
cities, qualifies him to speak on this sub- 
ject. In addition, he has supplemented 
these activities with his Lisle, N. Y., sum- 
mer camp for young people, where he has 
been in close touch with the field direction 
of religion. 

After his talk Mr. Baldwin will answer 
questions and also discuss plans for attend- 
ing, free of charge, his summer camp. 

McDonald Discusses 
European Situation 

Political Science Classes 
Hear Ex-Commissioner 
for German Refugees 

Monday, M(iy i — James G. McDonald, 
former League of Nations High Com- 
missioner for German refugees who is 
now a member of the New York 'limes 
editorial staflf, reviewed recent events in 
England and on the continent when he 
spoke in Jesup Hall this afternoon to an 
open gathering sponsored by the Political 
Science 1-2 and 3-4 courses. 

Turning to the militant driseoftheFascist 
powers into central and southern Europe 
and the weakening of the French alliances 
with nations in the Danube basin, Mr. Mc- 
Donald sought to create a picture of the 
possible future line-ups of European 
powers. Drawing upon his personal know- 
ledge of many of the leading ligures of the 
countries across the Atlantic, Mr. Mc- 
Donald weighed the future effects of 
Hitler's expansion moves upon Mussolini 
and the Mediterranean areas. 

Was, F.P.A. Organizer 

An ardent internationalist since he 
assisted in the organization of the Foreign 
Policy Association in 1919, Mr. Mc- 
Donald has led efforts to heighten 
American interest in foreign affairs. Be- 
tween 1933 and 1935 he supervised the 
placement of 80,000 German refugees for 
whose relief and rehabilitation he directed 
the raising of $10,000,000. 

Connected officially with the Foreign 
Policy Association since its inception, Mr. 
McDonald has been vice-president of the 
National Council for the Prevention of 
War and is associated with the Com- 
mission on International Justice and Good 
(ConUnucd on Fittli Page) 

Missionary Groups Will Celebrate Their 
Founding at Haystack Monument Site 

On May 7, 1806, a small group of 
Williams undergraduates was forced by 
a thunder shower to transfer its prayer 
meeting to the shelter of a neighboring 
haystack. Next Saturday, May 7, 1938, 
missionary societies throughout the United 
States will pay tribute to the founding 
of the nation's first organized mission at 
that simple and unpremeditated meeting. 

Today Haystack Monument bears silent 
testimony to the initial attempt of a group 
of religious-minded men in the United 
States to "go out and convert the 
heathen." Standing on the identical spot 
of that historic haystack, it has become 
meaningless to most undergraduates to- 

Williamstown 130 years ago was a 
frontier village, composed of men with 
patriotic hopes and daring ambitions, 
which had passed through fifty years of 
struggle with the wilderness and hostile 
neighbors. At the tiiile, the college in- 
cluded six freshmen, seven sophomores, 
»ix juniors, and five seniors. 

Fiva Mat for Prayar 

It was a sultry afternoon in August, 
1806, when five men met for prayer under 
the trees in Sloan's meadow. The five who 
attended were Samuel J. Mills, James 

Richards, Francis L. Robbins, Harvey 
Looniis, and Byram Green. Upon the 
approach of a summer storm these five 
men crouched beside a large haystack 
which stood on the spot now marked by 
the monument where they discussed 
religioui topics and when the storm had 
finished had formed the nucleus of what 
was later to become the American Board 
of Commissioners for Foreign^ Missions. 

The immediate effect of the Haystack 
meeting was a deepening interest in the 
mission on the part of the men themselves 
and later a gradual interest throughout the 
country. They continued to meet at the 
haystack and when cold weather came, 
meetings were held in Mrs. Bardwell's 
kitchen which is in a house now standing 
on South Street. 

Two years after the haystack meeting, 
the first missionary society to be organized 
in America began its career in the lower 
northwest room of the old East College 
"to effect a mission to th eheathen." 
This society was called "Brethren" at 
the suggestion of Mills, its founder. The 
constitution, records, and signatures were 
all written in code, and the whole matter 
kept a secret. The reason for this was to 
avoid public notice in case of failure. 

Will Include Faculty 

Every Williams student will be called 
upon to answer three (|uestions concern- 
ing compulsory chapel in a dinner table 
poll tonight sponsored by The Record. 
Results of the expression of campus 
opinion, which will be secured on ballots 
distributed at the various social groups, 
are to be published in Saturday's issue. 

The undergraduate body is requested to 
answer the following three questions: 
1. Do you favor the abolition of com- 
pulsory chapel? 2. If so, what alternative 
would you suggest? 3. If not, what change 
would you suggest? 

This is the second ballot to be sponsored 
by The Record concerning compulsory 
chapel, the first one occurring in 1934. 
In the first poll requests were made to 
indicate one of five plans for chapel 
services which were suggested by The 
Record board. The results showed that 
645 students voted on the question and 
of these 320 were in favor of abolishing 
compulsory chapel, retaining services 
with voluntary attendance. 

For Trustee Consideration 

130 voted for the existing system with a 
more liberal allowance of cuts while 37 
were in accord with the system as it stood. 
69 presented alternatives which they 
themselves suggested. 

The returns of the poll tonight combined 
with a similar one among the faculty will 
be presented to the trUstees for consider- 
ation at their meeting on Saturday. 

Honor System Chairman 

WCA Maintains 
Religion Is Vital 
Part of College 

Broadhurst, Schultz Claim 
Present Plan Lnsuited 
to Williams of Today 

Robert M. Buddington '39 

Buddington Elected 
Honor System Head 

Paul B. Kinney '40 Chosen 
1938-1939 Secretary 
at Meeting on Friday 

Horse Uproots 
House as Main 
Street Stares 

Miraculous Process Picks 
'Em Up, Sets 'Em Down 
to Leave Space Clear 
for New Faculty Club 

If some local Rip Van Winkle were to 
wake up in a few weeks he would experi- 
ence some of the feelings of that legendary 
gentleman when he passed the corner of 
Main and Park streets and found the 
large house formerly there uprooted as if 
by magic and set down north and west 
some thirty yards away. If you were to 
tell him a horse moved it he would prob- 
ably run right back to sleep, but the facts 
would remain that a horse perambulated 
a house and placed it on new foundations. 

Several days ahead of schedule, a Spring- 
field rigging company has already moved 
the home of Messrs. Cru and Faison of the 
faculty some twenty-five feet, clearing the 
corner lot for the erection of the new 
Faculty House this summer. Jacked up on 
a complicated system of supports the 
eighty year old house rests ultimately 
on three I-beams set on rollers, enabling 
the one-horse-power to move it along 

Leon Leete, foreman in charge of the 
job, admits the task appears gigantic, but 
claims it actually is as easy as rolling off 
a log. "It's nothing at all," he said, 
"Why, we've got a foot to spare when we 
come to move it between the church and 
this other house here." 

Foundations Slightly Warpad 

Mr. Leete revealed that the hardest 
part of the job was building the founda- 
tions in the new location. Through the 
years the baseline of the house has become 
warped and out of line, a factor which 
(ConllBii«d on Thlid Paffv) 

Robert M. Buddington '39 of Evans- 
ton, III., was elected chairman of the 1938- 
39 Honor System Committee Friday to 
succeed Edward A. Whitaker '38, while 
Paul B. Kinney '40 of Clinton, Conn., 
was chosen secretary. 

The new chairman prepared for Williams 
at Deerfield Academy, where he played 
football and basketball, and was on the 
track team. He won freshman numerals 
in the first two sports, and has been a 
mainstay on Coach Caldwell's court 
squad during the past two winters. 
President of his class, Buddington was 
elected to captain the 1938-39 basketball 
team, is a junior adviser, and will manage 
the varsity baseball team next spring. 
Kinney Plays Football 

Chosen to replace Buddington as sec- 
retary, Kinney has been a member of the 
Honor System Committee since last fall. 
He entered Williams from Mt. Hermon, 
where he was on the football, basketball, 
and baseball teams. Kinney won numerals 
in all three of these sports during his 
freshman year at college, and has been a 
reserve on the varsity football and basket- 
ball squads. 

Faculty Takes Part 

Compulsory chapel became the object 
of the most searching discussion to which 
it has yet been subjected Sunday e\'ening 
when a small but vigonms audience joined 
with selected exponents of the resjjective 
views of The Record and the Williams 
Christian Association in an attempt to 
clarify the issue before tonight's campus 

The reciuired religious service was label- 
ed "a vestigial renniant of a traditional 
policy admittedly not suited to the 
Williams of today," and "an essential part 
of a liberal college which has as its func- 
tion the training of the mind, body, and 
spirit" during the two and one half hour 
battle which saw most of those in attend- 
ance rising to their respective feet to cast 
another point of view into the maelstrom 
of controversy. 

Austin Broadhurst '38 and Robert S. 
Schultz, 111, '39 championed the abolition 
of a compulsory chapel, a stand currently 
taken by The Record, while Cadwallader 
Evans, III, '38 and Sidney W. Goldsmith, 
Jr., '40 presented the opposing point of 
view of the W.C.A. Richard A. Newhall, 
William Dwight Whitney Professor of 
European History, was presiding officer. 
Broadhurst Cites Anachronism 

"We condemn the compulsory element 
in Sunday chapel as an anachronism in the 
college's general attitude of increased 
freedom with increased responsibility for 
the undergraduate" Broadhurst declared, 
leading off for the "aboHtionists," as they 
were frequently termed in the subsequent 
discussion. Pointing out that "Williams 
has turned from a nursery for ministers 
to a cradle for capitalists," he cited 
compulsory chapel as a "vestigial rem- 
(ConUnued on Second Page) 

Brooks Will Review 
Labor - Politics Ties 

F. B. Sayre '09 Says 
U. S. Can't Be Cipher 

Warns Washington Group 
'Supine Inaction' Means 
Taking the Side of Evil 

Hinting at a more active American 
foreign policy, Francis B. Sayre '09, 
assistant secretary of state, told a dinner 
of the American Society of International 
Law in Washington Saturday evening that 
the United States cannot afford to be "a 
cipher at this crucial moment of the world's 

Depicting civilization as caught between 
two conflicting ways of life, the "primal 
law of tooth and fang" and "the way of co- 
operation and moral restraint and human 
brotherhood," Mr. Sayre said the up- 
holding of the rule of law must be the guid- 
ing star of America's foreign policy. He 
asserted that the strengthening of this 
rule of law would not come through supine 
inaction, and that doing nothing when 
forces of lawlessness are abroad "in effect, 
means siding with the evil against the 

Condamna Aggraaaon 

Without naming aggressor nations, the 
Williams graduate strongly condemned 
treaty breaking. Although terming war as 
"evil incarnate," the speaker said the 
United States must be pref)ared if neces- 
sary to fight the aggression of the lawless. 
"This does not mean desire for war," he 

stated, "but a recognition of the fact that 
(CoaHaud an fUk Page) 

Round Table Meeting Will 
Also Hear J. E. Johnson, 
Comer, James Burns '39 

"Labor and Government in the United 
States" will be the topic discussed this 
afternoon at the fifth student-faculty 
Round Table to be held at 4.00 p.m. in 
Griffin Hall. William B. Gates '39, who 
has organized these meetings, said that this 
topic was chosen because of the man> new 
fields into which both labor and govern- 
ment have turned their energies. 

The four speakers. Assistant Professor 
R. R. R. Brooks, John P. Comer, A. 
Barton Hepburn Professor of Govern- 
ment, Joseph E. Johnson, instructor in 
history, and James M. Burns '39 will out- 
line the subject as conclusively as possible 
from four different angles. Most of the 
debate will center around the recent 
inter-relation of labor and government 
in politics. 

Opening the discussion. Professor 
Brooks will interpret the forces behind the 
labor movement in the United States and 
the reasons for its interest in politics. 
He will also attempt to explain this trend 
and its probable consequences. Burns will 
supplement this phase by a talk on the 
recent activities of labor in politics, using 
as examples the American Labor Party 
in New York and the C.I.O. in Pennsyl- 

The administrative side of government 
and labor will be explained by Professor 
Comer, who will deal with the National 
Labor Relations Board, while Mr. John- 
son will trace the history of the relation- 
ship of labor and government. 


The Williams Record 

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VeL S2 

May 3, ItSa 

No. 10 


(The following, is a reprint of an editorial, entitled "Jingoism in 
the lierksliires," that appeared in the April 29 issue of the Amherst 
Stiulent. One paragraph, uhich told the history of the Tnesday riot, has 
been deleted.) 

Williams Collffie, iis, i.s .supposeii to lie a libcM-al college. 
Her uii(icrgrii<liiate.s like to keep in line with tlii.s policy by showing 
liberal tendeiu'ii's every .so often. Thus it was that efforts were made 
early this week by a group of Williams students to prevent the des- 
truction decreed by Nazi authorities of all non-Aryan literature in the 
Austrial National Library in Vienna. Frantic telegrams were .sent to 
President Uoo.sevelt, to Secretary of State Hull, to the German Am- 
bassador in Washington, iiiitl to college librarians throughout the 
nation, all of whom were asked to join the movcnient 

The efforts to prevent confiscation of the non-Aryan literature 
represent action which has grown out of a sentiment common to most 
American college students. In the hope of doing something more than 
merely feeling the Nazi destruction is wrong, the Williams men have 
probably done as much as any similar group of college undergraduates 
couhl do in the way of a protest. And yet their action is little more 
than idealism. Theirs is a lone and insignificant voice crying out in a 
wilderness wherein lone and insignificant voices go unheard. The fu- 
tility of their project is tlie result of a small New England college's 
relative unimportance in the world scheme. 

Even with the helplessness of their attempt in mind, one might 
admire these men for the protest they have lodged, were it not for 
the anti-Nazi demonstration of last Tuesday. Coming as it did during 
a nation-wide student peace week, the barbarism and vulgarity of this 
shocking display of small-town jingoism was emphasized all the more. 
The burning of copies of Mein Kampf is every bit as unwarranted and 
as indicative of boorishness as the Nazi burning of all non-Aryan 
literature. The maltreatment of the effigy and of the swastika was 
carried out more in the spirit of bitterness than in one of fun and only 
goes to prove that the American, who likes to fancy his thought 
dominated by reason, is quite subject to the influence of symbolism. 


4.00 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 

Springfield. Springfield. 
4.00 p.m. — Studunt-faculty roun<l tabic 
will discuss "Labor and Governmont 
ill the I'nitt-d Stales." Griffin Hall. 
7.00 p.m. — The Rix-ord will ainduct a 
poll of stiKk'nt opinion on compulsory 
chapel at the dinner hour in each social 

4.00 p.m. — Freshman golf. Williams vs. 

Dartmouth. Taconic course. 
8.00 p.m. — Williams Christian Association 
presents DeVVitt C. Baldwin speaking 
on "Of What I'se Is Religion to the 
College Man?" W.C.A. room in Jcsup 

rmiRsnAY, m.ay s 

4.15 p.m. — \'arsity temiis. Williams vs. 

Union. Sage Hall Courts. 
4.15 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 

Middlebury. Weston Field. 

4.00 p.nt. — Varsity golf. Williams vs. 

Yale. New Haven, Conn. 
4.00 p.m. — Varsity lacrosse. Williams vs. 

Dartmouth. Hanover, N. H. 

Registrations Show 
Shift to Humanities 

(Continued from First Page) 

Six men, compared to three last year, 
will carry out supervised individual study 
in political science, while four men will 
do so in physics, in.stead of the single 
person listed for this year. 

Fifteen Shift Majors 

Among next-year's seniors, a total of 
fifteen have shifted their major to get 
out of difTicult departments. This, ac- 
cording to Theodore C. Smith, dean of the 
faculty, was "fairly easy except for a 
few who had put all their eggs in one 
basket." Six seniors deserted the econ- 
omics major, five left the history depart- 
ment, three gave up political science, and 
two turned away from English. 

Course registrations in the economics 
major show a drop from forty-one to 
twenty-eight, reflecting the honors degree 
trend in this department. At the same 
time the history courses have six fewer 
registrants than in the class of 1939. 
Schuman Draws More Students 

On the other hand, Frederick L. Schu- 
man's new courses in political theory and 
recent American diplomacy, in addition 
to other contemplated departmental 
changes, have attracted a rise from twenty- 
four to thirty in the political science major. 

Fine arts has added six men for its 
sequential courses, while Greek now has 

a single major, with Latin jumping from 
two to seven. Geology, now open for the 
first time as a three year major, has added 
eight candidates. 

English is still at the top in the number 
of registrants although it suffered a drop 
of one in the nundjer of sophomores 
electing the major, reducing the total to 
tbirty-nine. One more undergraduate de- 
cided to concentrate in German, raising I 
that department to three. French will j 
remain the same, while mathematics lost j 
one major and physics dro[)ped three. 

Baxter to Teach 27 ■ 

Marked shifts can he noted in the 
registrations for iiidivddual courses. Fore- 
most is the history 9-10 study of .American 
diplomacy which President James P. 
IJaxter, 3rd will inaugurate for twenty- 
seven students. History 3-4 has slumped 
from ninety to sixty-seven, while 11-12 and 
13-14 have practically reversed positions 
with the former losing thirteen and the 
latter gaining ten. Fifteen sophomores 
have been admitted to the two-j'ear old 
History and Method of Science 1-2 which 
hitherto has been open only to freshmen. 

The reorganized French department 
shows little change except in the 11-12 
composition course where registration 
has gone up to ten. English 1-2 has lost 
forty-three men, largely because it was 
opened this year to freshmen, reducing 
tbi' number taking the course sophomore 

Because of the extension of the geology 
1-2 course to sophomores last fall, regis- 
tration was extremely high, and a settling 
tlown is noted in the drop for next year 
from 154 to 115, Geology 7-8, recently 
opened as a correlation course for the 
economics major, rose from nineteen to 

Labor Course Increases 

The labor relations courses, given by 
Assistant Professor Robert R. R. Brooks 
as economics 13 and 14, have jumped 
from twenty and eighteen, respectively, 
to thirty-three and thirty-one. At the 
same time, admissions for the economic 
history course, 3-4, fell from ninety-one to 

A large increase in the registrations 
from the present freshmen accounts for 
the jump from eighty-eight to 117 in the 
applicants for philosophy 1-2. Psychology 
1-2, the former philosophy 5-6 course for 
which no prerequisite is now required, 
has added eighteen to this year's total of 

Professor Schuman's 15-16 course in 
political theory will have thirty-four men 
next fall, as compared to nine at present. 
Astronomy 1-2 registrations have nearly 
halved from fifty-one to twenty-eight, 
while the re-opened religion 3-4 has 
drawn five seniors, and nine men have 
signed up for Associate Professor John W. 
Miller's unbrackctcd logic course. 

WCA Maintains Keiigion 
Is Vital Part of (.ollcge 

(Conttnued Irom Firsl Page) 
nam" of an outgrown age rather than 
a "vilal part of a modern religious pro- 

"The capitalistic system needs as much 
as anylhing today strong religious con- 
victions," Goldsmith declared, and a 
religious service, necessarily required in 
college, offers an opporlunitj' to obtain 
them. "In a world in which strife and tur- 
moil are running rampant, the world of 
today more than ever before needs to lind 
the basic values of life anew. College 
students are in a position to try to find 
these values in all avenues of education, 
espeeialh' through religion, which if not 
presente<l through compulsion today would 
for the most part be neglected." 

"Compulsory chapel is lip-service, skill 
deep, to Christianit)-," Schultz asserted. 
The element of compulsion in chapel will 
rob the service of iiuich of its religious 
signilicance, anil will tend to "iiullily 
rather than forward his earlier training." 
Declaring that the great majority of under- 
graduates are more interested in business, 
or painting, or chemistry, or the class 
struggle, or naval guns, than in religion, 
he cited the fact that not one member of 
the board of trustees was a minister. 

"It is not my point that we are not 
religious, that the trustees are not re- 
(ConUnued on Third Page) 

Freshman Nine Sets Back 
Hotchkiss, 9-0, for 2ncl Win 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 
play when they slid simultaneously into 
second base in the no-run third, Fox 
finding the slippery greensward unadapted 
for a i|uick stop. But the minion of base- 
ball law recovered his composure in time 
to call Farrell out while the crowd voiced 

As The Record went to press it was 
learned that Dave Fitzgerald, who was 
so stingy with the base hits, hail just 
been operated on for appendicitis and 
was confined to the Thompson Infirmary. 
The loss of Fitzgerald will severely weaken 
Bill Fowle's pitching staff which is now 
heading into the most difficult part of the 

Williams Ml— 5 

1— <) 

Traclvsters Take Deerfield 
In Opening Meet Saturday 

.Saturday's wet, grey skies could not 
discourage the freshman trackmen, eager 
to show their strength in the first test of 
the season, although the visiting Deerfield 
runners were considerably dampened to 
find themselves on the short end of a 
72-45 tally. Untouched in the dashes and 
jumps, the yearlings bowetl to suj^erior 
power in the hurdle, distance, and discus 

S|)ectacular individual performances 
rather than well-distributed ability were 
revealed by the meet, as Hill Victor, Bud 
Hover, and Hud Detmer accounted for 34 
of the winning points. Good material was 
on hand in the weights, however, even 
though the hammer throw was scratched, 
and Pete Parrish in the cjuarter, Jim 
Ford in the javelin, and Claus Ely in the 
pole vault each pulled down five points 
to swell the total. 

Art Kooiitz gave Deerfield a running 
start when he did 19 flat in the high 
hurdles, leaving Bob Blauvelt and Gene 
Webb in second and third places. But 
Bill Victor set the Purple ball rolling in 
the next event by taking the century in 
10.3, Boyer finding himself in third place 
behind Phillips of Deerfield. 

Racine Takes Mile Easily 

The visiting captain, Leo Racine, had 
an easy victory in the mile, turning in a 
4.53.3 time as he watched Dick Darby 
take a long lead in the first lap and then 
drop to last place. One of the meet's 
pleasant surprises was Pete Parrish's 
performance in the quarter, where the 
promising candidate discovered by Tony 
Plansky in the intramurals, running for 
the first time in school competition, was 
clocked at 53.6, his best time to date. 

Bud Detmer had to contest the shot 
put with his Purple team-mate Pete 
Annable, who fell to second place when 
he failed to equal Detmer's 43 foot i\ inch 
throw. In the two events following, the 
preparatory school contingent showed 
another burst of speed, and Sam Edwards 
captured the low hurdles, followed across 
the line by Detmer and Webb, while 
Ellis Phillips, setting a new record for 
himself, ran the half mile in 2.06.5, to 
leave second and third positions to Verdery 
and McComb of Williams. 

Vietor, winning the 220 in 23.6, was 
hard pressed by Detmer, who took second, 
leading Deerfield's Bill Warner by a com- 
fortable margin. In the pole vault, also, 
Claus Ely's 10 foot 3 inch mark was not 
seriously challenged by the visiting 
Eubank, as Blauvelt gained third place. 

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Swift Is Candidate 
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Tins is the first in a series of articles 
which will appear in The Record con- 
cerning the candidates who have been nom- 
inated for the position of alumni trustee 
of the college. Ballots are being sent to each 
alumnus and must be returned to the 
alumni office in Williamstown before 10.00 
a.m., Saturday, June IH. The mew trustee 
when elected in June, will serve for a period 
of Jive years, from July /, I9.1li, to July I, 
10-1.1, and will succeed Joseph B. Ely '02. 

E, Kent Swift '00, a resident of Whitins- 
ville, Mass., was born in Eau Claire, Wis- 
consin, and prepared for Williams at Beloit 
College Academy. While an undergraduate 
he was an active memljer of the track 
ti'ani for four years, and ran on the relay 
team which beat Amherst twice. Junior 
year, Mr. Swift plaj'ed on the second 
football team and was elected president 
of the Chemical Society. He was also a 
mendier of the "Logian," Chess Club, 
Physics Club, and Art Association, 
societies now extinct. 

Holds Numerous Positions 

President, treasurer, and general man- 
ager of the Whitin Machine Works, this 
former Williams undergraduate is also a 
Director of Massachusetts Life Insurance 
Company, National Association of Cotton 
Manufacturers, Second National Bank 
of Boston, and president or director of 
numerous industrial concerns in New- 

Mr. Kent is also vice-president and 
trustee of the Whitinsville Savings Bank, 
director of the Whitinsville National 
Bank, director and former president of the 
Home Market Club of Boston, former 
secretary of the Massachusetts N.R.A. 
board, and chairman of the finance com- 
mittee of Northbridge. Afiiliated with the 
Zeta Psi fraternity, he is a member of 
various clubs in and around Boston and 
the Williams Club of New York. 

Horse Moves House 
On Main Street Lot 

(Continued from Fiiat Page) 
retjulred the neu' foundation to be con- 
structeil exactly to fit all irregularities. 
Pouring concrete into such unorthodox 
lines is a severe blow to the professional 
pride of the construction crew. 

iWr. and Mrs. Cru expressed their 
satisfaction in the new location, but 
evidenced some fear for their house in 
transit; they aren't so sure it will stand 
the trip. They hope, however, that it 
may be stretched a little to smooth out 
the roller-coaster elTect in their dining 
room floor. The most unusual part of the 
old house is its plaster, which Mr. Cru says 
is made out of wheat kernels mixed in a 
paste, a composition which was quite in 
style eighty years ago. 

Under the present schedule the house 
ought to be finally in place the end of 
May, that is if the foundations fit, and Mr. 
Lccte and his horse don't forget and move 
St. John's Episcopal Church as well. 

WCA Maintains Religion 
Is Vital Part of College 

(Continued from Second Page) 

ligious, but it is my point that religious 

interest is not our primary interest today, 

and that it is hardly reasonable to expect 

acceptance of the belief that in religious 

matters alone are we still children, needing 

guidance, while in others we are mature," 

he concluded. 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 

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Stormy Saturday Produces Three Wins, Tw o Loss es 

Trackmen Take 
Crackers, 92-43, 
In 2nd Victory 

Ephmen Capture Twelve 
First Places, Slaughter 
Middlebury Aggregation 

Schumo Wins Dash 

Gallagher Takes Scoring 
Honors with 2 Firsts, 
a Second in 3 Events 

Middlebury co-eds, Vermont maple 
sugar, and the return of Captain Tiffy 
Cook contributed to another overwhelm- 
ing victory for the Purple track team Sat- 
urday afternoon when they conquered 
a mediocre Middlebury outfit, despite 
one of the worst storms in the history of 
the Marble State. Winning all but three 
events, the Ephmen turned in their second 
brilliant slaughter of the season and 
piled up 92 points to 43 for the Blue and 

In the first running event of the after- 
noon. Bob Schumo nosed out Pete Galla- 
gher in the century with the fast time of 
10.1 which should give Al Lumley of the 
Sabrina squad plenty to worry about in 
the next two weeks. Gallagher was high 
honor man of the meet, scoring 13 points 
by placing first in the 220, 440 and second 
in the 100. Returning to the cinders for 
the first time after a two week's layoff, 
Tiffy Cook proved that he is still capable 
of running a pretty quarter when he 
coasted to an easy second place. 

High stepping Rog Moore repeated 
his feat of last week and doubled for two 
wins in the low and high hurdles. Jack 
Davidson, Moore's hurdling mate, dis- 
played good form when he finished a 
close second in the highs and placed third 
in the lows. 

Except for the hammer event which 
was won by Cridland of Middlebury, the 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 

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Skippers Place Fourth 
In Intercollegiate Open 
Dinghy Regatta Sunday 

Two Williams Yacht Club boats, 
skippered by Stan Turner and Chet 
Breul, with Walt Winans and Bill Touret 
as their crews, annexed a total of seventy- 
three points Sunday to place fourth out 
of the twenty-four colleges entered in the 
fifth annual Open Regatta for Inter- 
collegiate Dinghies over Boston's stately 
Charles River course. M.I. T. and Brown 
finished one-two, while the Williams duo 
trailed Harvard by only one point. 

In addition to this excellent showing, the 
dinghy skippered by Turner captured 
second place honors for the day's indivi- 
dual scoring. This victory over boats 
representing such strong clubs as Prince- 
ton, Yale, and Navy follows last week's 
third place finish in the Morse Trophy 
competition at Boston where the Williams 
team narrowly missed taking second place 
because a Purple dinghy was disqualified 
in the last race of the day. 

Purple Golfers 
Conquer Lehigh 
For Second Win 

Anderson's Even Par Play 
Paces Ephs to Victory 
as Rain Raises Medal 
Totals on Wet Course 

A steady, penetrating rain which slowed 
the greens considerably and converted 
several fairways into swamps failed to 
prevent the Williams golf team from 
annexing its second consecutive win 
Saturday when it handed Lehigh a deci- 
sive beating, 8-'-;. Only by virtue of one 
tied best-ball did the visitors avert a 

Andy Anderson, playing at number two, 
led the Purple's scoring, touring sixteen 
holes of the difficult Taconic course in 
even par, while handing Lehigh's Hackney 
a four and three defeat. Butch Schriber, 
number one, took George Ellston by the 
same count, while the two combined to 
turn in a five and four best ball triumph. 

Ray Korndorfer was the only member of 
the team who encountered.difficulty, over 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 

Tiger Netsters 
Beat Ephmen 
5-0 in the Rain 

Nassau Outfit Continues 
Its Unscored-on Streak 
as Podesta Overcomes 
Jarvis in Cautious Play 

Between showers and torrents on Sat- 
urday afternoon, Princeton's powerful 
clay court outfit banged out a brand of 
tennis that even Captain Al Jarvis could 
not stem for the Purple, and the Tigers 
were content to give in to the elements 
when they had salted away five singles 
victories for their fifth straight inter- 
collegiate win without the loss of a match. 

Against Jeff Podesta, steady number one 
man for the Orange and Black, Jarvis 
put up a good fight, but because of the 
sloppy courts, both men played over- 
cautiously. With a complete lack of the 
sting and push that make good backcourt 
drives, their shots fell short continually 
until Jarvis ended up on the short end of 
a 6-4, 7-5, count. 

The Ephmen played well, and showed 
up as a team better than any time pre- 
viously this season, but nothing could 
hold out against the balanced perfection 
of the smooth Princeton steam roller that 
is expected by some to run over North 
Carolina this week to an eastern champ- 

Stanton Plays at No. Two 

Down in the second singles berth, 
Jinnny Stanton showed a greatly improved 
brand of court play, but dropped 6-3, 6-2 
before the attack of Bill Winslow. Gaynor 
Collcster ran up a 3-0 lead against Pete 
Lauck, after losing one set, 6-2, to the 
Nassau man, but a short shower cooled 
him off too much. On returning to the 
court, Collester couldn't warm up fast 
enough and passed up six games in a row. 

Lee Stetson, down in the last post, 
pulled out some of the tightness that has 
spoiled his match play all season, and 
loosened his way to what probably would 
have been a second set win over Wendell. 
Though he lost his first set, 6-1, Stetson 
committed far fewer errors and was 
swinging more freely until the rain came 
to make the courts so slippery that each 
man was unable to cover up at the net, 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 

Fowle Nine Sets Back Hotchkiss, 9 - 0, 
As '41 Cindermen Rout Deerfield, 72-45 

While Dave Fitzgerald twirled two-hit, 
shut-out ball, Bill Fowle's rollicking 
freshman baseball crew found time to slug 
out a 9-0 victory over Hotchkiss before 
Uncle Jup Pluvius, who had been glower- 
ing disapproval all afternoon on Saturday's 
Cole Field proceedings, finally called a 
halt in the last of the sixth with a violent 

Fitzgerald remained master of the 
situation throughout, fanned eight Hotch- 
kiss batters, and allowed but one man to 
reach second. Meanwhile, his teammates 
lost little time in placing the ball game in 
the well-known satchel. 

Consecutive singles in the first by Bush, 


p. O. N. 


Clarke, and Hoysradt pushed two runs 
across. Then Shaun Meehan pasted out a 
three-ply wallop with his patented dis- 
appearing ball act, the idea of which is 
to nudge the ball into the distant left 
field bullrushes, and another run came 
home. Meehan scored when pitcher 
Halsey threw Farrell's grounder wild to 
first base, Shorty galloping to second on 
the play. An infield out placed him on 
third and he scored the fifth run of the 
inning on a passed ball. 

Halsey Doubles {or Fire Dept. 

Just when Otto Monohan, Hotchkiss 
coach, was toying with the idea of calling 
in the fire department to put the yearlings 
out, Lanny Holmes saved his alma mater 
from furthur embarrassment by grounding 
to Halsey for the final out. 

Willy King and Frank Bush walked to 
open the second, and when Hoysradt's 
line single tore the Hotchkiss second 
baseman loose from his moorings the bases 
were loaded. The best the freshmen could 
make out of this, however, was a single 
tally as King scored on a wild pitch. Two 
more runs in the fourth and another in 
the fifth completed the scoring. 

Umpire Art Fox and Shorty Farrell 

collaborated on the afternoon's feature 
(Continued on Second Page) 

Bows to Princeton Ace 

AI Jarvis, Williams captain and 
number one man who lost to the 
Tiger's Jeff Podesta, 6-4 Saturday. 

Lacrosse Team 
Conquers Weak 
MIT Unit by 13-1 

Swanson, Means, Duncan 
Pace Scoring as Purple 
Sticknien Win Opener; 
Capt. Blake Sees Game 

Twentj-eight Purple lacrosse pla>ers 
saw action in the opening game of the 
official season Saturday c.n muddy and 
rain-swept Cede Field as Williams ran 
rough shod over a plucky but helpless 
M.I.T. unit for a 13-1 victory. Dave 
.Swanson, Lee Means, and Tom Duncan 
were the big guns in the Ephnien's attack, 
but five other men broke into the scoring 
column against the Engineers before the 
damage was completed. 

With Captain lio<.ty Diake, absent 
from college since he fractured his leg in 
the Army soccer tilt last fall, on hand to 
t. ss-up for his team and view the game 
from the sidelines, V\ illiams took an early 
lead and continued to pull away. Dave 
.Swanson tallied twice in the opening 
minutes and Duncan added his two on 
(Continued on Fiith Page) 

Terriers Do^n 
Improved Local 

Ski Webbe's Balloon Ball 
Holds Strong B.U. Team 
as Varsity Gets 5 Hits 

Bill Slradley Stars 

Visitors Score in First, 
Last Frames as Ephs 
Play Best Ball to Date 

By William H. Curtiss, Jr., '40 
Williams lost a ball game to Boston 
University, 4-2, Saturday, but nobody 
seeme<l to mind, because the PurpU' 
played find baseball in miserable weather 
to turn in its best performance lo date and 
send local fans home from Weston l'"ielil 
with the happy thought that perhaps 
those first contests were just a bad dream 
after all. 

On a wet, muddy field that should have 
produced fumbles and slips, both teams 
played clean, clear-weather ball, and nave 
the handful of spectators a tight game lor 
their trouble. The classy Terrier nine was 
errorless in the fieUI although it failed to 
display its highly touted batting power, 
collecting only four hits to Williams' five. 
Rain particularly agreed with Bill Stradlcy 
who made six spectacular running catches 
in the misty distance besides scoring one 
of the Ephmen's runs. 

Backed by an outfield that never put 

him in a hole. Ski Wcbbe, starting his 

first varsity game, kept well ahead of the 

visitors' sluggers with his sneaker ball 

(Continued on Fiith Pag*) 

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Martin Chops Out Win 

Warren Paine let himself in for Al 
Martin's chops and drop shots until he 
had handed the Orange and Hlack a 6-1, 
6-1 award. Down in fifth place, Dave 
Johnston found Captain ClifT Halcer of the 
Nassau netmen, just too good to get 
around and gave in for a 6-2, 6-3 Tiger 
win. Stanton and Collester began a doubles 
match with Baker and Podesia, but wound 
up their improved team work when rain 
halted affairs at S-4. 

Satisfied with the Purple showing 
against Princeton Saturday, Coach Clar- 
ence C. Chaffee expects a"good thumping" 
on Monday from the Tarheels wlio white 
washed the Ephnien for two 9-0 victories 
iluring their spring tour. P'rom then on, 
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expects a week or two of successes. 

Francis Sayre '09 Warns 
U.S. Can't Be World Cipher 

(ConUnuod from First Page) 

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(C3onHmiad irom Fourth Page) 
hard l)ounce shots from the side of the 
crease to give Coach Snively's ten a four 
point lead at the end of the first quarter. 

Johnny Armstrong took a pass in front 
of the cage, pivoted, and scored to increase 
his team's lead in the next period. Num- 
erous other scoring threats were foiled by 
|)oor timing and the stiffening defensive 
play of the Engineers with the result that 
at the half Williams was ahead 5-0. 
Tech Lacks Substitutes 

With only a few substitutes available, 
the Engineers tired rapidly, being forced 
to play a defensive game. On the few 
occasions that they carried the ball up 
field, Spence Silverthorne, Heavy Abberley 
and Johnny Pratt repulsed them handily. 
Pratt played his usual brilliant game des- 
|)ite a hip injury which has kept him from 
active practice part of the week. 

In the third period, Coach Snively 
inserted his starling line-up again, and 
the scoring parade continued. This time 
it was Means who sparked the Williams 
spree for on three separate occasions the 
diminutive midfielder drove the ball past 
Carnrich in the M.l.T. nets. Jack Mac- 
(Iruer, Marv Potter, and Swanson also 
scored in the same quarter after contin- 
ually pressing the attack. 

Van \'an Ingen and Chan Keller added 
insult to injury by tallying in the final 
period, after Johnny Alexander, former 
Deerfield star now playing for M.l.T. 
had made the only goal of the afternoon 
for the lingineers. 

The line-up: 
WILLIAMS (13) M.l.T. (1) 

Keller, R. g. Carnrich 

Abberley p. Silber 

Silverthorne c.p. Crawford 

Pratt Ld. Schricard 

Means 2.d. Crimmins 

Potter c. Karrell 

MacGruer 2. a. Martin 

Swanson l.a. Hunsacer 

Duncan o.h. Alexander 

Warden i.h. Creamer 

Goals: WILLIAMS — Swanson (3), Dun- 
can (2), Means (3), Armstrong, Mac- 
C.ruer, Potter, Keller, \'an Ingen. M.l.T. — 
Alexander. Substitutions: WILLIAMS— 
Swift, Sharpless, Comfort, Knowlton. 
."Xuliry, Palmer, Brown, Wardwell, Drake, 
Keller, X'andeveer, .Spang, Hoffman, f-fub- 
bell, Fett, .Shedden, .'\rmstrong, \'an 
Ingen. Keferee: Harkness; Umpire: Ogden. 

Ex-Refugee Commissioner 
Discusses Political Science 

(Continued fiom First Page) 
Will of the Federal Council of Churches. 
I^le is also a trustee of the Twentieth 
Century Fund, an endowed research 


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(Continuad irom Fouilh Page) 
after a shaky start and allowed only three 
hits before turning over the Williams 
mound to Danny Dunn who came in to 
strengthen the batting order in the home 
half of the fifth. Lefty de Gugliemo went 
the full route for B.U., retiring Williams 
1-2-3 in the second, third, and fourth 
frames, and showed signs of weakening 
only as the rainy proceedings were called 
to a halt by mutual agreement in the 

Purple Threatens B.U. Lead 
The Terriers went into a first inning 
lead when Webbe issued a walk and two 
hits. Chubby Chandler was franked to 
first and scored on Hill Hardiman's long 
triple to left field. The visitors' captain, 
Gibson, knocked Hardiman home with a 
sharp single, but was left when Glaser 
and Quinn both filed out. 

The Williams nine threatened to tie 
the score in its half of the first, however, 
when Simmons was hit Ijy de Gugliemo, 
going to first, and Doug Stearns poled a 
double along the right field foul-line to 
put men on second and third. Both were 
left when Phil Stearns and Pete Seay 
flied out. 

Dunn Walks Two 

Between the Purple outfield and the 
Boston pitcher neither team got any place 
offensively until the seventh. Two walks 
by Dunn and Ace Glaser's single scoring 
Chandler and Gibson clinched the game 
for the visitors in their half of the last 
frame. Another running catch by Stradley 
silenced the Boston bats for good. 

The local operatives staged a belated 
rally in the dying minutes and found de- 
Gugliemo for two runs and three hits be- 
fore Dunn was trapped out on Simmons' 
roller to Chandler. Sparky Seay started 
things off with a clean single and stole 
second when Nelligan tipped to Holgerson, 
Boston catcher. Stradley singled sending 
Seay to third, and the chips were down. 
Stradley Slides Past Third 

Ted Borden, pinch-hitting for Latvis, 
started a complicated few seconds with a 
long fly out to Gibson which scored Seay, 
and saw Stradley slide way past third in a 
shower of mud on the throw in. The 
Williams outfielder dived back to safety 
and crossed the plate on Dunn's bleeder 
single. Everything 'out the weather looked 
bright for the Purple when Durrell walked, 
but Dunn was tagged out between second 
and third and the game was over. 

On the strength of its improved showing 
in the last two games, the Eph nine can 
look forward to a full week ahead with 
some hope of success. Today the team 
travels to Springfield to take on the 
Indians who have lost to both Yale and 
Boston U. with a veteran club. Thursday' 
and Saturday the local faithful can again 
turn out, with Middlebury and Tufts com- 
ing to town. 

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Trackster 8 Defeat 
Middlebury Runners 

{Continued from Touith Fege) 
weightnieii from Williamstown again took 
a clean sweep of the iron department. In 
the javelin, Jack Schwartz, recently un- 
covered sophomore spear ace, with a 
throw of 166 feet 9 inches, took a first 
place for the Purple. Jake Curtin, devel- 
oping fast as a discus thrower, won the 
platter event followed by Bob Cramer and 
Ham Herman. Cramer also placed first 
in the shot put, nosing out Guarnaccia 
by a few inches. Brad Wood missed a top 
position in the hammer, trailing Cridland 
by a few feet. 

Ed Wheeler won the pole vault, clear- 
ing the bar at 11 feet 6 inches while Ed 
Bartlett, Bob Surdam, and Warn Cumber 
staged a triple tie for first position in the 
high jump, retiring at the 5 foot S', inch 
marker. Guarnaccia of the Crackers out- 
distanced Jim Patterson in the broad 
jump copping the event at 20 feet 1 1 
inches for a new Middlebury record. 

Minus the services of Ted Wills, the 
milers were only able to squeeze out a 
third place when Ken Rood was passed by 
Cushman and Williams on the last lap. 
Had Griffin ran a beautiful race in the 
880 winning a first by more than twenty 
jards in front of Hanson, the Middle- 
bury plodder. In the two mile run, Bill 
Collens and By Kiliani continued their 
steady work by placing first and second, 

A summary of the events follows: 

100-yard dash— Won by Scliumo (W); Gal- 
hmlicr (W), second; Hicks (M), third. Time: 
10.1 sees. 

220-yard dasll— Won by Gallagher (W); 
Micks (.M). second; Williams (M), third. Time: 
22.1 sees. 


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Purple Golfers Beat Lehigh 
For 2nd Victory of Season 

(Continued bom fouith Page) 
the rain-swept course, halving his match 
with Hippock on the eighteenth. Bobby 
Jones downed Carpenter,fourand two,while 
the two took their best-ball, three and 
one. Frank Gillett and Frank Caulk, who 
replaced Krauthoff at number six, won 
both their individual and best ball matches 
with comparative ease. 

Schriber failed to hit his stride on the 
first nine, scoring four bogeys to finish 
lour over par, while Elision's birdie on 
the eleventh evened the match. He settled 
down to take the ne.xt four consecutive 
holes, and annexed his second win of the 
season at number one position. Anderson 
likewise was shaky for the first three 
holes, but overcame the weather to score 
a thirty-seven going out. 

Frank Caulk, who beat Krauthoff last 
week in a playoff for number si.N, per- 
formed ably to down Schmitt, four and 
two, missing a hole-in-oiie on the short 
third by only three inches to ])rovide the 
most spectacular shot of the ilay. Frank 
Gillett scored his first win of the year, 
downing Karringer with ease, five and 
four, after knocking a ball out of bounds 
and missing a short putt to go two over 
par on the first hole. 

440-yard dasli — Won by Gallaulier (W); 
Cook (W), second; Gotschalk (W), third. 
Time: .SI. 7 sees. 

880-yard run — Won by Griffin (W); Hanson 
(M). second; Butler (M). third. Time: 2 mins.. 
4.3 sees. 

Mile run — Won by Cushman (M); Garber 
(M), second; Rood (W). tllird. Time: 4 mins., 

42.6 sees. 

Two-mile run — Won by Collens (W); Kiliani 
(W). second; Post (M). tliird. Time: 10 mins.. 

21.7 sees. 

120-yard high hurdles — Won by Moore (W) ; 
Davidson (W). second; James (M), third. 
Time: 15.4 sees. 

22()-yard low hurdles — Won by Moore (W): 
Rathbone (M), second; Davidson (W), third. 
Time: 2.S.0 sees. 

Shot Put — Won by Cramer (W); Guarnaccia 
(M), second; King (M). third. Distance: 39 ft.. 
6 in. 

Hammer Throw — Won by Cridland (M); 
Wood (W), second; Curtin (W), third. Distance: 
143 ft.. 8 in. 

Discus Throw — Won by Curtin (W); Cramer 
(W). second; Herman (W), third. Distance: 
110 ft.. IIM in. 

Javelin Throw — Won by Schwartz (W); 
Boardman (M), second; Parker (M), tliird. 
Distance: 166 ft.. 9 in. 

High Jump — Won by Banlett (W). Surdam 
(W), Cumber (W), tied for first. Height: 
5 ft.. !i'A in. 

Broad Jump — Won by Guarnaccia (M); 
Patterson (W), second; Bersaw (M), third. 
Distance: 20 ft.. 11 in. 

Pole Vault— Won by Wliccler (W); Trask 
(M), Taylor (W) tied for second. Height: 
II ft.. 6 in. 

Kinal score — Williams 92; Middlebury 43. 

WCA Maintains Religion 
Is Vital Part of College 

(Continued bom Thild Page) 
Evans was the final speaker before the 
discussion was thrown open to the floor, 
claiming that, "If we're going to be 
lawyers, we will be better lawyers if we 
have the church-going habit and a thor- 
ough knowledge of the principles of Chris- 
tianity." Admitting that the present chapel 
service had its faults, namely lack of spirit- 
ual atmosphere and interest in the sermon, 
he declared that the solution to an unsatis- 
factory religious service is improvement 
rather than abolition. 

"We propose to obtain a college chaplain 
who will give a personality to the service," 
he stated, and suggested as further im- 
provement the introduction of more music 
into the worship. 

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MAY 9 1938 

The Williams Recor 






No. 11 

Sports Awards 
Face Proposed 
Drastic Change 

Brown, Close '38 Submit 
Plan to Change Major- 
Minor Letter Status 

U. C. Votes Monday 

Scheme Would Make All 
Teams Eligible to Win 
Highest Athletic Honor 

Tniditional distinction between major 
and minor letters, which is felt liy many 
to be illogical, may undergo a thorough 
n\ision, if a proposal now before the 
I lulergraduate Council is passed Monday. 
liilriKlnced by Donald A. IJrown and 
David I'. Close '38, undergraduate mem- 
bers of the Athletic Council, therecommen- 
ilation calls for the award of major and 

linor insignia on the basis of the record 
o( a team in intercollegiate competition 
and individual performances in a given 

The plan, as it has been presented, 
rests on the fundamental premise that 
insignia will be awarded in recognition of 
"individual service, loyalty, and effort 
for the college." Accepting this, the pro- 
ponents find it illogical that in advance 
certain sports should be designated as 
"major" and others as "minor." Hoth 
Wesleyan and Amherst have done away 
with this distinction, and instituted like 
awards for all sports. 

'Yardstick' to Determine Awards 

To put this proposal into practice would 
recpiire a "yardstick" for each sport to 
determine which insignia the team as a 
whole, or certain members oi it deserve 
for their season's work. Uy this arrange- 
ment, each sport will have the possibility 
of receiving major insignia depending on 
the showing of the team. Tentatively 
the "yardstick" which has been drawn 
up provides that teams having undefeated 
seasons will automatically receive the 
major W. In other cases, as in basketball, 
baseball or track, three fourths of the 
scheduled games and half of the Little 
Three contests must be won. 

Football awards will continue to be 
made in the traditional manner by the 
coaches, captains, and managers and will 
not be afTected by the • proposal. Its 
sponsors feel that the requirements for 
any kind of award in football are sufii- 
ciently difficult to warrant aniajorinsignia. 
(Continued on Second Page) 

News Bureau Elects 5 
New Staff Members 

As a result of an intensive four-week 
competition, Thomas W. Bryant, K. 
Oelancy Palmer '40, Clayton A. 
Kolstad, R. Cragin Lewis, and George 
E. Richards '41 have been awarded 
positions on the News Bureau, in- 
creasing the size of that organization 
from eleven to sixteen, Jerome W. 
Brush '39, competition manager an- 
nounced Thursdaj'. 

The amount of writing done by the 
News Bureau in recent months has 
risen sharply, and officers in the 
group decided on the increase in 
membership to allow more thorough 
coverage of stories. At the same time. 
Brush anncjunced the resignation of 
Alexander R. Ilolliday '40 from the 

Chapel Question 
Faces Trustee 
Meeting Today 

Board Also to Consider 
F'aculty Appointments, 
and Financial Problems 
During Two-Day Session 

Professors Discuss 
Issues Facing Labor 

Workers Want Security 
Asserts Brooks, Talking 
About Political Set-Up 

"Labor wants security and the civil 
liberties which it is often denied," was the 
explanation of R.R.R. Brooks, assistant 
professor of economics, for labor's com- 
paratively recent entry into the nation's 
politics. Opening the Round Table dis- 
cussion Tuesday on "Labor and Govern- 
ment in the United States," he \v;u> fol- 
lowed by Professor John P. Comer and 
Joseph E. Johnson, instructor in history, 
and James M. Burns '39 who completed 
the survey. 

Dr. Brooks discussed the \arious forces 
behind the labor movement and pointed 
out that it was in fact a political end in 
itself. The ideals of the labor group can 
best be realized by political action, he 
remarked, conclmling with the prediction 
that the "future labor party will not be 
a labor party at all, but rather an organ- 
ization of the leaders of group interests." 

The historical background of the rela- 
tions of labor and government was ]5re- 
sented by Mr. Johnson, who showed that 
the labor movement is dynamic and must 
fight against static laws. He also showed 
that labor has never been able to use 
political power effectively, because both 
the government and the press are on the 
side of business, as may be seen from the 
frequent use of injunctions, militias, and 
propaganda whene\'er labor organizes a 

(Continued on Second Page) 

McDonald Scores Roosevelt's Refugee 
Plan as "^Nothing More Than Gesture' 

Ex-League Commissioner, Appointed by President 
to Head U. S. Group, Decries Hitler's Actions 

"President Roosevelt's latest plan to 
facilitate the emigration of political refu- 
gees from Austria and Germany by the 
formation of an inter-governmental com- 
mittee to direct this work is just a gesture 
on the President's part, and can accom- 
plish little," declared James G. McDonald, 
chairman of the American national com- 
mittee which was appointed by the State 
Department on April 30 to direct United 
States participation in the scheme. The 
noted international authority was inter- 
viewed Monday following his speech in 
Jesup Hall. 

Dr. McDonald, who served from 1933-35 
as League of Nations high commissioner 
for German refugees, denounced Roose- 
velt's plan as totally ineffective. "It will 
be about as useful as the proverbial drop 
in the bucket in dealing with the funda- 
mental problem of the plight of the Jews 
•n the Reich," he stated. Although thirty- 
two out of the thirty-three countries in- 
vited by the United States to participate 
>n the venture have accepted bids from 
the State Department to confer, the 
American committee chairman pointed 
out that this fact meant little. 

Under the scheme, nations outside 
Germany would agree to absorb Jewish 
f nd other political refugees from Germany 
|n an effort to relieve the suffering caused 
by Hitler. But with over 300,000 Semetics 
inside Germany, and with a like number 

left stranded in Austria, world powers 
cannot hope to begin to assimilate this 
huge total. Even if it were possible to re- 
move them all from Germany, Dr. Mc- 
Donald claimed, economic and financial 
handicaps would make it impossible for 
other countries to take them all in for 

"The only real solution to the problem 
is to use collective action in forcing Hitler 
to cease his barbarous treatment of a 
minority race," he proposed. "Yet the 
real tragedy is that if Hitler continues his 
anti-Semctic drives, the world may come 
to accept it as justifiable," Dr. McDonald 

Questioned about Hitler's popularity 
in the Reich, the ex-commissioner told 
this reporter that German people are 
naturally fitted to be dominated by a 
strong leader. "Hitler is psychic, and 
knows how to use every means at his dis- 
posal to influence his people," he added. 
"In case of Hitler's sudden death, 1 be- 
lieve that Goering would step in and take 
control without any disorders," Mc- 
Donald continued. 

"True, Goering lacks support from the 
German army, but he is a real leader and 
is undoubtedly being groomed by Hitler 
as the next Fuehrer," he explained. If 
Goering should replace Hitler, Dr. Mc- 
Donald predicted that German foreign 
policy would not continue on its present 
aggressive tack. 

Friday, May 6— Faced for the first 
titue in many years with a problem on 
which an unusually interested under- 
,""'idi;ate body requests and awaits a 
uV{,sum, the trustees will hold their 
annual May meetings here today and 
tomorrow with President Baxter and 
other college adniinii-tration officials. 

Besides action on the question of 
compulsory chapel which has held the 
spotlight of campus consideration in the 
past few weeks, the Ixjard is expected to 
make several new facult\- appointments 
of wide-spread interest. Current financial 
and administrative problems will occupy 
the rest of the two-day sessions. 

Today the various standing committees 
are meeting to work in their particular 
liehls, and tomorrow the entire board sits 
together to consider the major business 
on the President's docket. This morning 
the I'^inance and Budget Committees met 
in the Treasurer's office, while the Com- 
mittee on Grounds, Buildings, and Im- 
provements met at 2.30 p.m. T"he Exec- 
utive Committee and the Committee on 
Degrees are to meet this evening at Pres- 
ident Baxter's house. 

Three of the trustees, William P. 
Sidley '89, Quincy Bent '01, and George 
A. Cluett '96, are unable to attend the 
present sessions. Clark Williams '92 is 
the only one of the three trustees emeriti 
in Williamstown todav. 

Library Will Display 
Engravings of Ships 

May and June Exhibition 
to Show Illustrations 
Taken from Old Books 

(This article was written especially for 
The Record by Lucy Eugenia Osborne, 
custodian of the Chapin Collection of Rare 

Pictures of ships make up the Chapin 
exhibit for May and June. Some of these 
are copper engravings, while others are 
early woodcuts. One is a fine manuscript 
"portolan" or haven-finding chart, exe- 
cuted in gold and color in 1660 by Claude 
Arnaud of Marseilles. 

In subject the items have a wide range, 
from the ludicrous simplicity of the Noah's 
ark of the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1497, 
to the plate of a merchantman with all 
its intricate rigging in Falconer's 
poem The Ship^vrcck, 1762. A woodcut 
scene from a comedy of Terrence, Strass- 
burg, 1496, has a background of ships. 
A full cut page in the famous Hortus 
Sanitatis, 1491, shows not only ships but 
a monkfish and a mermaid. Another early 
cut shows the Boat of Saint Ursula, com- 
memorating her martyrdom. 

One of the Fifteenth century books con- 
tains the Columbus letter of 1494, illus- 
trated by a woodcut of one of the caravels 
used in the first voyage. In a volume of the 
Seventeenth century is shown a beautiful 
copper engraving of the departure of Col- 
umbus on his second voyage, his ship 
this time accompanied by a small fleet. 

In Esqeemelling's Bucaniers of America 
is shown a spirited engagement between 
Sir Henry Morgan's ships and the Span- 
ish Armada, while in several tracts on 
navigation appear woodcuts and copper 
engravings of sailing vessels depicted with 
noticeable precision of detail. 

A touch of color is supplied by a delight- 
ful reproduction of a page from an illum- 
inated manuscript in the Bodleian. This 
shows very circumstantially the departure 
of Marco Polo from Venice. The gay colors 
of the market place, and the picturesque 
costumes, the blue water, and the curious- 
ly shaped vessels all contribute charm and 

In this era of progress the sailing vessel 

has been left far behind. It is with added 

pleasure, therefore, that we look at prints 

such as are shown in the present exhibit. 

(CoaUaaad on Fourth ttgm) 

Compulsory Chapel Wins 
In Poll by Slight Margin 

Vote of 319-268 Reveals 
Undergraduate Opinion 
Is in Favor of Revision 

Wilson Is Candidate 
For Alumni Trustee 

This is the second of a series of articles 
appearing in The Record coj/aTHiHg the 
candidates who have been nominated for 
the position of alumni trustee <f the college. 
Ballots are being sent to each alumnus and 
must be returned to the alumni office in 
Williamstown before 10.00 a.m., Saturday, 
June 18. The new trustee when elected in 
June will serve for a period of five years, 
from July 1, 193S to July 1. 1943, and will 
succeed Joseph P. Ely '02. 

Born in Benton Falls, Maine, and at 
present a resident of New York City, 
Carroll A. Wilson '07 was awarded an 
Honorary L.H.D. in 1932 by Williams 
College, a B.C.L. by Oxford in 1911, and 
an Honorary M.A. by Wesleyan in 1935. 
Mr. Wilson was tapped for Gargoyle and 
was a member of The Record board for 
three years, holding the position of 
Associate Editor his junior \'ear, thai of 
Editor-in-Chief his last. .\ member of the 
class basketljall team for two >ears, he 
also won the Benedict Latin jirize and 
the second Benedict Mathematics prize. 

Since 1919. Mr, Wilson has been general 
counsel for Guggenbeim Brothers and 
allied corporations and interests. Director 
of \'arious other corporations, he is also 
a Trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim 
Memorial Foundation, a member of the 
American Rhodes Scholars coiiiniittee, 
and the Grolier Club. Affiliated with the 
Alpha Zeta Alpha fraternity, Mr. Wilson 
is an author of various bibliographic works 
and articles, a member of the Phi Beta 
Kappa society, and former governor of 
the Williams Club of New York. 

First Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery 
during the World War, he is an anti-New 
Dealer and an active book collector. 



8.00 p.m. — Liberal Club presents Hon. 
Max Brauer, who speaks on "Nazi 
Kultur." Jesup Hall. 
9.00 y.m. — Meeting of Trustees' Com- 
mittee on Degrees. President Baxter's 


9.30 p.m. — Full meeting of Trustees. 
Trustees' room. Chapin Hall. 

1.30 p.m. — F"reshman track. Williams 
vs. Albany Academy. Weston Field. 

2.30 p.m. — Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 
Holy Cross. Worcester. 

3.00 p.m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams 
vs. Tufts. Weston Field. 

3.00 p.m. — Freshman Baseball. Williams 
vs. Williston. Easthampton. 

3.00 p.m. — Freshman Golf. Williams vs. 
Williston. Easthampton. 

3.30 p.m. — \'arsity Lacrosse. Williams 
vs. New Hampshire. Durham, N. H. 

3.30 p.m. — Freshman Lacrosse. Williams 
vs. Mount Hermon. Northfield. 

4.30 p.m. — Religious parliament. St. 
Anthony Hall. 


10.35 a.m. — Dr. Frederick M. Eliot, 
President of the American Unitarian 
Association, from Cambridge will con- 
duct the morning services. Thompson 
Memorial Chapel. 

8.00 p.m. — Philosophical Union. Pro- 
fessors James B. Pratt and Lawrence 
W. Beals will speak on "Buddhism." 
l\.SS a.m.— Dean Charles R. Keller will 
conduct daily chapel services during the 
coming week. Thompson Memorial 

54.3% Answer Tes' 

Faculty Support Present 
System with Adoption 
of Permanent Chaplain 

Compulsory chapel gained the favor of 
54.3 per cent or 319 out of the 587 Wil- 
liams undergraduates who participated 
in the Tuesday evening dinner poll spon- 
sored by The Record which came as 
the final step in a campus-wide campaign. 
Approximately 437 ballots, or 81%, how- 
ever, requested some change in the present ' 
system according to one or more of the 
thirty jjlans which were suggested. 

This issue which has aroused the great- 
est controversy since the Latin require- 
ment question will jjrobably be considered 
when the Board of Trustees assemble for 
its annual May meeting today. Of the 
587 ballots, 86 unqualified and 182 qual- 
ified no's opposed the cpiestion "Do you 
favor compulsory chapel?" while 56 un- 
qualified and 255 (lualified yes's were in 
accord with it. More liberal distribution 
of cuts is the remedy advanced by 179 
stuilents who disappro\e of the existing 
set-up, while 163 took a more drastic 
step by advocating compulsory vespers 
in place of the present morning service. 

.Another popular suggestion written 
on 99 ballots was the request for a college 
chaplain to make the service more attrac- 
tive. Seventy-eight votes were cast to 
move the present 10.30 service to 11.00 
a. Ill while 4 students suggested that it 
he shifted to 8.30 a. m. -Still another vote 
requested a 2.30 .Sunday afternoon plan. 
Beals' Plan Gets 31 Votes 

The problem of out of town attendance 
at church was apparcntl)' serioush' con- 
sidered with 70 votes in favor of it. Agree- 
ing with the plan of Assistant Professor 
Beals of moral compulsion, or a variation 
thereon, 31 students recommended its 
adoption. Ten votes sujiported a compul- 
sory chapel sometime during the week, 
while 5 set a more <lefinite date by desig- 
nating Wednesday. A higher paid choir 
was the desire of seven. 

An analysis of the voting by classes 
reveals a striking gradation of opinion 
from the freshmen to the senior. 0\er (lO 
per cent of the first year men were in faxor 
of abolition, while the more conser\ati\e 
senior class took the opposite stand and 
voted over 60 per cent for a compulsory 
(Continued on Second Page) 

Liberals to Present 
Fascist Foe Tonight 

Friday, May — The Honorable Max 
Brauer, who went into a self-imposed 
exile from Germany after Hitler's rise to 
power, will speak in Jesup Hall tonight 
at 8.00 on "Nazi Kultur." Mr. Brauer 
will discuss Germany's internal problems 
before an open meeting of the Liberal 

A well-known man on the Continent, 
Mr. Brauer held the distincticm for several 
years of being one of Germany's youngest 
and ablest city managers. Before his 
exile he was burgonicistcr of Altnna, a 
city of 280,000, in which position he 
became an authority of international lame 
in the field of city government. In addition 
he was city chamberlain there for six 
years, a member of the I'russian senate, 
and president of the Diet of Schleswig- 

In 1933, Mr. Brauer. strongly anti-Nazi, 
left Germany and his property was con- 
fiscated. Soon he associated himself with 
the League of Nations and in 1935 was 
entrusted with a special mission to China, 
where he was assigned as an adviser on 
municipal and provincial government. 

Sponsored by the Universal Christian 
Council, the exile has made numerous 
addresses before religious and collegiate 
groups. His talk tonight will center around 
the workings of German fascism and, in 
particular, its effect on the individual 
citizen, on education, culture, and science. 


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Publiahed Tuesday and Saturday by Students of Williams College durinK the school year 
Subscription Price $3.00 per year. 

Entered at North Adams post ofllce as second class matter Friday. April 8, 1938 
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VoL 82 

May 1, 1138 

No. U 


The most strikiun I'lict tluit emerges from a remarkably successful 
poll on the chapel problem is that less than one-tenth of the under- 
graduates are satisfied with tlie present Sunday service. The overwhelming 
majority unite in advocating various changes. Significant of these is the 
popular demand for a more liberal quota of cuts, a change to compulsory 
vespers, and the a))poiiitment of a college cha])laiii. 

We are not sur|)ri.sed that a majority of the students polled favor 
continuation of the element of compulsion. For our part, our disapproval 
of compulsory Sunday chapel is in no way changed or diminished. Indeed, 
we are even more dubious as to the ultimate success of a service which is 
opposetl by almost half the stiulents. We are surprised that Williams 
harbors an individual or group of individuals with the brashness to print 
and circulate the literature that appeared Tuesday morning. The insol- 
ence of the author was surpassed only by his shoddy thinking and mis- 
understanding of the problem involved. 

We suggest that several alternatives lie before the Trustees. If they 
hesitate to end completely the element of compulsion for all classes, they 
might abolish compulsory attendance for juniors and seniors. This would 
be in line with their policy of giving more freedom to upperclassmen, and 
on a trial basis it would indicate just how successfully required attendance 
•forms the church-going habit. Secondly, the Trustees might make vespers 
compulsory instead of the morning service. In this way music could come 
to occupy a more fundamental place hi the service. Finally, and perhaps 
most practicable, the trustees might institute a more liberal quota of cuts, 
with credit allowed for attendance out of town. 

These are important, but even more important is the need for the 
appointment of a college chaplain, who would invigorate and unify the 
services. We suggest, however, that a chaplain will find much less formid- 
able his task of vitalizing religious feeling at Williams if the Trustees 
revise the present Sunday Services. The one goes hand in hand with the 
other. A student body which has bestirred itself to speak on a vital issue 
awaits expectantly favorable action by the Trustees. 

Will Be Awarded for First 
Time Next Year 

Professors Discuss 
Issues Facing Labor 

(Continued from First Page) 

The National Labor Relations IJoard 
permits labor to approach equality with 
business, Dr. Comer, A. Barton Hepburn 
Professor of Government, explained in 
discussing the agencies in government on 
behalf of labor. Burns, the concluding 
speaker summed up the activities of 
labor today, and made the point that 
"no matter how successful labor is in 
political power its influence will be based 
on its economic strength." 

According to a recent announcement by 
Arthur C. Weil, Jr., '39, president of the 
Liberal Club, the Williams Round Table 
will in the future be directed solely by the 
Liberal Club. Formerly it was sponsored 
both by this organization and the Williams 
Student Union. In recognition of his suc- 
cess in organizing the Round Table dis- 
cussions, William B. Gates. Jr., '39 has 
been elected to the executive committee 
of the Liberal Club, 

Years Ago= 

29 YEARS AGO— Wadsworth's '09 
brilliant base-running 
and Tcnipleton's '10 pitching help beat 
Harvard 4-3 . . . Fowle, Hite, Snowden, 
and Cole '08 give Van Vechten speeches 
. . . Parker '11 selected to be manager of 
Freshman Handbook . . . Hazelton '09, 
Johnson, Graves '11, and Arnold '10 have 
comedy leads in "Doctor Faustus." 

22 YEARS AGO— Captain Maynard and 
Rockwood '16 win 
the only match as Princeton wins tennis 
match over Williams 5-1 . . . Williams 
golfers open season by defeating Amherst 
4-2. Captain Marshall '16, Jones, and 
Pierson '19 played well for Williams . . . 
Captain Hayes '16 ties record for 100 
yard dash at 10 flat while Williams beats 
Amherst 71 4-531. 

13 YEARS AGO— Johnson, Reynolds, 
'26, Baker, Jackson 
'27 appointed Freshman Public Speaking 
Instructors by Professor Licklider . . . 
Chapman and Ely '26 chosen president 
and vice-president of W.C.A. . . . Smith 
'27 elected spring captain of lacrosse 
team . . . McCulldch '26, editor-in-chief 
of the Williams Record, upholds com- 
pulsory chapel in editorials. 

8 YEARS AGO— Dickerson '31 chosen 
band leader, while 
Wick '32 and Kerns '33 elected secretary 
and treasurer respectively . . . Brewer '31 
and Means '32 star although Williams loses 
to Union 11-1 in lacrosse ... Captain 
Miller, Johnson, Bilder, and Duck '33 
account for two firsts apiece as freshmen 
win of)ening track meet 98-10 against 
Lansingburgh High. 

Article by Schultz '39 
Will Feature 1939 'GuF 

"History of Fraternities" by Robert 
S. Schultz, III, '39 will be the feature 
of the 1939 GulieUnensian, H. Barks- 
dale Brown '39, editor-in-chief of this 
year's annual announced last week 
while stating that although a defin- 
ite date for the publication of the 
year book has not been decided upon, 
it will probably be issued sometime 
during the last week of iVIay. 

In addition to the article by 
Schultz, who is the managing editor 
of the 1939 volume, the Gulielmensian 
is featuring twenty-two pages of snap- 
shots and as usual the results of the 
senior elections. The latter will 
contain such information as the fav- 
orite cigarette, actress, movie, mag- 
azine, type of girl, girl's college, sport 
to play, and drink of the class of 1938. 

Council To Consider 
Sports Award Shift 

(Continued from First Page) 

A committee of seniors, consisting of 
two major, two minor, and two non- 
letternien have studied the problem from 
all angles, the majority favoring the Brown 
Close proposals. They feel that the new 
systeiTi will promote greater athletic 
activity, since all men competing in 
sports as representatives of the college 
will have the opportunity to win the 
highest athletic insignia. 

The minority report stated that the 
size of the award has no bearing on indi- 
vidual or team prowess in service and 
loyalty to the college. It argues that 
certain sports such as football, baseball, 
basketball, and track have become recog- 
nized as "major" sports, because of their 
traditional popularity. In cases where a 
ininor team or an individual on a minor 
team has turned in an exceptional record, 
according to the report, major letters 
should be awarded, as under the present 

Compulsory Chapel Wins 
In Poll by Slight Margin 

(ContiBiMd bom rinl Fag*) 

system. The junior class also showed 
disapproval of required attendance. 

A similar poll of faculty members re- 
vealed that 38 members were for compul- 
sion and 27 were opposed. Of these 65 
votes 14 advocated a permanent chaplain, 
3 desired an improved and more attrac- 
tive service and two suggested more cuts. 
The Princeton system of a two-year com- 
pulsory chapel and Dr. Beal's plan each 
received one vote, while three were cast 
for a non-compulsory vesper service. 

Alumni Trio Donates 
Squash Tourney Cup 

Clark Williams '92, John P. Wilson ' 00,^ 
and Quincy Bent '01, donors of the a^^r 
scjuash courts building, have presented the 
college with a large silver loving cup to be 
awarded annually starting next winter to 
the college squash singles champion. Coach 
Clarence C. Chaffee announced this week. 

The three men, who combined to give a 
total of $150,000 for the up to date 
facilities in the new Spring Street struc- 
ture, had long been interesteil in construct- 
ing squash courts here, and they hope by 
their latest gift to further interest in the 

All (if the three alumni have served on 
the Williams Board of Trustees at some 
time or other. Mr. Wilson and Mr. Bent 
are trustees at present, while Mr. Williams 
is a trustee emeritus. A practicing lawyer 
in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Wilson is a class- 
mate of Charles D. Makepeace '00, college 
treasurer, while Mr. Bent, who lives in 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a vice-presi- 
dent in the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. 
Mr. Clark Williams lives in Greenwich, 
Connecticut, and until his retirement was 
engaged in the investment securities busi- 

The winner of the college champion- 
ship tourney held each year will be given 
a small replica of the prize, while his name 
will be engraved on the original silver cup 
in Lasell gymnasium. 

Inexperienced Crew 
Opens Season Today 

Revamped Boat to Meet 
American International 
College on Connecticut 

After three weeks of intensive training 
on Lake Pontoosuc, Coach "Moox" Berk- 
ing will have a chance to test his oarsmen 
today, as they meet the varsity crew of the 
American International College at Spring- 
field for their initial contest. The race will 
be held over a mile course on the Con- 
necticut River at 4.30 p.m. 

On Wednesday the crew journeyed to 
Kent to engage in time trials with the 
sixth form Kent boat on the Housatonic 
River. Poor timing and lack of co-ordina- 
tion showed itself when at the finish of the 
mile course the Purple shell was over six 
lengths behind the locals. Bud Adams, the 
stroke, set a pace of forty-five at the start, 
tapering ofT at thirty-four, and then pick- 
ing up to thirty-six for the final sprint. 
Positions Rearranged 

In an effort to iron out the uneven spots, 
Berking, who is assisted by Bud Gold- 
smith, chairman of the Williams Boating 
Club, and Jake Schwable, the cox, has 
rearranged the entire boat. The tentative 
positions for the Springfield race are: 
Bob Keller, bow; Benny Benson, number 2; 
Johnny Jay, number 3; Dave Highman, 
number 4; Bill Beilby, number 5; Joe 
dePeyster, number 6; Bob Distin, number 
7; Bud Adams, stroke; and Schwable, cox. 

Both bad weather and lack of material 
have handicapped the crew, which is 
entering its second unofficial season. 
Johnny Jay is the only member of last 
year's boat rowing this year, while several 
men are pulling the blades for the first 
time. Last weekend strong wind and rain 
kept the boat off the lake for three days, 
so that the rowers had to make up lost 
time by practicing twice on Tuesday. 

Although little is known of the Inter- 
national College boat, last year's race, 
which was held on Lake Pontoosuc and 
witnessed by some six thousand persons, 
was the closest of the season, the Purple 
being nosed out by three-fourths of a 
length at the finish. 

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Baseball, Tennis Teams Win on Eve of Busy Weekend 

Netmen Batter 
Garnet to Gain 
Initial Shutout 

Ragged, Uninspired Games 
Dominate Meeting as 
Union Plays Erratically 

Carolinians Win, 7-2 

Jarvis Prevents Blanking 
by Tarheels, then Aids 
Shonk for 2nd Victory 

Clarence C. Chaffee's revised tennis 
s(|ua(l rang up its first shut-out of the 
icason Thursday afterncion as an inferior 
and erratic Union outfit dropped nine 
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phnc^rs beyond two sots. Earlier in the 
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champions to save his mates from a 
epclition of the two blankings the Tar- 
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Seeking to continue their record of no 
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crucial tests today, as baseball, teimis, 
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home gr(mnds, and the cindermen oppose 
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siiuad, whose match with Dartmouth was 
not played because of a misunderstanding, 
invade the Williston campus. 

Although handicapped by the loss of 
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Tony Plansky's promising yearling 
track outfit, fresh from a 72-45 triumph 

over Deerlield, will attempt to chalk 
up number two on Saturday, when they 
meet Albany Academy on Weston Field 
at 1.00 p.m. Bud Detmer, Bill Victor, and 
Bud Boyer, who contributed a large 
proportion of the points in the first meet, 
will again he called upon for a major part 
in the scoring. 

Coach Chaffee's men will make their 
first attempt to hold the Little Three 
crown gained last year when they journey 
to Middlehury Saturday for the second 
match of the season. The six men who will 
make the trip, in order of rank, are Bill 
Collins, Jim Ford, Sandy Johnston, Jake 
Earle, George Hallett, and Bill Morris. 

The freshman lacrosse team will open 
its season today against an untried Mount 
Hernion outfit at Northfield. Captain 
Ossie Tower, Val Chamberlain, Ed 
Nielsen, Stranger CoUens, and George 
Richards form the nucleus of veterans 
about which Coach Dick Colman has built 
the yearling ten. 

Captain Bill Watson, Lee Gagliardi 
and Ed Beckwith, playing in the first, 
second, and third slots of the freshman 
golf team, are expected to carry the 
Williams outfit to victory over the Willis- 
ton contingent at Easthampton Saturday 

Stickmen to Oppose 
Undefeated Indians 

Ephmen Will Also Meet 
New Hampshire Outfit 
During Weekend Tour 

Purple Golfers 
Will Encounter 
Eli Team Today 

Difficult Yale Match Will 
Be Warmup for Inter- 
Collegiate Round-Robin 
To Be Held Next Week 

Friday, May ft — Considerably fortified by 
easy wins over Bowdoin and Lehigh, the 
Williams golf team will encounter the 
Beacher's Brook of eastern intercollegiate 
golfing circles this afternoon when it 
meets Yale at New Haven, concluding 
the mighty two-day warmup for next 
weekend's round-robin against Holy Cross 

For the first time in several years the 

Purple stand a chance of upsetting the 

powerful Eli team, winner of the Eastern 

Championships for the past seven seasons. 

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Trackmen Start 
Title Campaign 
At Middletown 

Friday, May 6 — Fresh from last week's 
13-1 victory over M.I.T., the Purple 
stickmen travel to Hanover today to 
tangle with an undefeated Dartmouth 
aggregation which boasts two ail-American 
players on its roster. Tomorrow the Eph- 
men wind up week-end activities at Dur- 
ham against a vaunted New Hampshire 

The loss of Johnny Pratt, veteran de- 
fense man, has serioush' weakened Wil- 
liams' chances, but Coach Snively is still 
hopeful of upsetting the Big Green cham- 
pions. Pratt aggravated an old hip ins 
jury last Saturday against the Engineer- 
and is out indefinitely. Ken Palmer, Doc 
Knowlton, Paul Aubry, and Walt Com- 
fort are all available to fill his shoes. 

Lee Means, Jack MacGruer, and Harv 
Potter in the first midlield will operate 
with the starting attack group of Jake 
Warden, Dave Swanson, and the senior 
veteran, Tom Duncan. Supporting Russ 
Keller in the net will be regulars Spence 
Silverthorne and Heavy Abberley in 
addition to a replacement for Pratt. 

AU-American center Captain Hank 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 

Nine Slugs Way 
To 24-6 Victory 
Over Panthers 

p. Stearns, Stradley Lead 
22 Hit Attack as Ross 
Brown Gains First Win 

Indians Top Ephmen 

Hadley Forces in Winning 
Tally in Ninth to Give 
Springfield 6-.'j Margin 

Squad to Meet Wesleyan 
in Attempt to Stretch 
Victory String; Cook Is 
Expected to Run Twice 

Williams snapped out of a long, early- 
season hitting slump to nearly upset a 
heavily favored Springfield nine Tuesday, 
losing out in the ninth 6-5, and crushing 
Middleljury under a barrage of 22 hits 
good for ,S6 bases on Weston Field two 
days later, 24-0. lIulT Hadley went the 
route at Springfield, only to walk four 
men and force the winning run across in 
the last of the ninth against the Indians, 
while Ross Brown replaced Danny Dunn 
in the second inning and went five frames 
to gain the decision over the Panthers on 

Bill Stradley connected with a triple, 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 

Williams enters the spring phase of the 
Little Three wars when the unbeaten 
cindermen encounter Wesleyan on Andrus 
field at 2.30 this afternoon. Coach Plan- 
sky's team will attempt to repeat their 
surprise 1937 triumph at the expense of a 
greatly improved Redbird outfit that is 
still smarting from a close 72-63 defeat 
by the Sabrinas last week. 

Advance notices place the two teams 
on almost even terms, with the Purple 
superiority in the hurdles, which rests 
with Rog Moore and Bill Stradley, bal- 
anced by the Wesmen's power in the dis- 
cus and broad jump. Outside of those 
four events, predictions are impossible 
until the times are in. 

Predict Close Flat Events 

Wesleyan's hopes in the running events 
rest mainly on the performances of two 
men, Captain Eric Clarke, who won the 
100, 220, and 440 against Amherst, and 
Heermans who was the victor in the 880 
and mile events. Pete Gallagher is slated 
to oppose Clarke in all three of his special- 
ties, backed up by Bob Schumo in the 
century, Captain Tiflfy Cook and Ed 
Whitaker in the 220, and Cook and Roger 
Moore in the quarter. Ted Wills and 
Hadley Griffin will attempt to take the 
measure of Heermans in the mile and half- 
mile, respectively. 

The two-mile event will match Bill 
CoIIens and Bay Kiliani against Guernsey, 
who took first to complete the Cardinal 
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his first appearance in the singles line-up, 
Slionk pounded out long, steady drives 
which he alternated with effective net play 
for a 6-2, 7-5 win. 

Capt. Al Jarvis passively slipped 
through a slugK'sh 6-0, 6-1 match with 
Hawley who captured only one game, but 
often took advantage of Jarvis' service 
faults and overdriven placements to ex- 
tend the scoring. Jarvis later teamed with 
Shonk for a 6-1, 6-2 doubles victory. 
Easily Run Through Singles 

Jimmy Stanton, in number two, see- 
sawed back ami forth with Dwore for a 
first set that went to 11-9. Too much 
power conlinually netted Stanton's shots 
or drove them far beyond the base line, 
until he loosened up to play more easily 
in the second half. 

Warren Paine, number four man whose 
play has slumped off for three meetings, 
cleaned up a three-game deficit in his 
first set to triumph 7-5, and then worked 
around Carr's backhand and his own fail- 
ure to return shots to deep court for a 6-2 
finish. Despite uncontrolled drives and 
placements, Dave Johnston ran through 
Ralston for a 6-4, 6-2 victory, while Chuck 
Burnham measured off Murphy in 6-2, 6-1. 

Doubles play, with Sewell Corkran and 
Keller Pollock teamed up in Coach 
Chaffee's newest third place combination, 
sank the Garnet into complete oblivion as 
they surrendered a trio of matches without 
extending the Ephs in a single set. 
Encounter Hilltoppers Today 

When North Carolina opened its 
northern tour at the Sage courts on Mon- 
day, only Al Jarvis could stem the tide of 
defeat, though Gaynor Collester and 
Jimmy Stanton forced the Tarheels' second 
doubles pair to extra games in the second 
set. After his singles win over Carl Rood, 
Al teamed with Pete Shonk to present an 
unbeatable brand of court play that the 
visitors could never touch. 

Minus the services of Capt. Jarvis, the 
Purple netmen will swing away from home 
for a meet with Trinity today. Burnham 
or Corkran is scheduled to fill the gap 
made by moving up the squad to take care 
of Jarvis' vacated post. 

Purple Stickmen to Face 
Big Green, New Hampshire 

(ContiBiud liom TUid Fag*) 
Molloy and Fred Pickering, rated as the 
best out home in collegiate circles today, 
are the bulwarks of the Big Green outfit 
which has rolled over Tufts and Harvard, 
by 14-0 and 11-2 counts in two contests 
to date. The Indians also possess a capable 
goalie in Hank Hastings, and have dug 
up Larry Hull, varsity football end, to 
strengthen their defense. Against the 
Crimson, Pickering tallied five times, 
mostly with difficult side-angle shots. 

The team from Hanover relics on a fast 
breaking attack and extra man plays to 
get many scores, while Pickering's out- 
standing stick-handling ability and driv- 
ing shots account for additional goals. 
Seven of the Indians' eleven tallies a- 
gainst Harvard were made on extra-man 

New Hampshire has only three veterans 
available from her 1937 unit which nosed 
out the Purple ten, 7-6, but she has al- 
ready outclassed M.I.T., 10-1. Compara- 
tive scores thus point to a tough battle)/''' 
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Purple Golfers Will 
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Holy Cross, which has failed to prove it- 
self a strong eastern contender thus far, 
will present its most formidable opposition 
in the form of one Willie Turnesa, young- 
est of the famous golfing family, who will 
meet Butch Schriber Saturday. 

Although Coach Dick Baxter has not 
yet formally announced a starting line-up, 
Schriber and Andy Anderson will definitely 
occupy the one and two positions, while 
Frank Gillett and Bobby Jones will un- 
doubtedly play three and four, with 
Korndorfer and Caulk in the final two 

With the return of three lettermen, 
Borsodi, Jameson, and Verity, and the 
addition of the 1937 freshman captain, 
Ed Meister, indication's are that Yale's 
strength is undiminished. Coach Ben 
Thomson's men have taken pre-season 
matches from both the Woodway and 
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double, and a brace of singles in five 
official trips to the plate to combine with 
Captain Phil Stearns in leading the 
assault on three Middlebury moundsmen 
as Jules Michaels, substituting for Mike 
Latvis in left field, crashed a mighty home 
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two mates aboard to close the home scor- 
ing in the eighth. Larry Durrell, play- 
ing his first game at short, hit safely twice 
in the opening frame in which twelve men 
faced Gustafson, as well as initiating the 
second Purple double killing of the season 
to wrench Dunn out of a hole in the 
visitors' half of the inning. 

Durrell Gets 12 of 15 
The diminutive Larry has proven his 
worth in the lead-off spot by reaching 
first twelve of his last fifteen trips to the 
plate. The Ephmen have shown added 
defensive punch as well over the past 
eighteen innings, making only five errors 
in eighty-seven chances, two of which 
figured in the scoring. 

Against the Panthers, Coach Charlie 
Caldwell's aggregation left b'ut five men 
stranded on the bases, while every man in 
the starting line-up hit safely but Ted 
Borden and Dunn. It is an improved club 
that will attempt to make it two in a row 
at the expense of Tufts today. Hadley will 
start on the mound against the Jumbos 
with the rest of the order remaining the 
same. Simmons may again be behind the 
plate to catch the fireballer, but Pete 
McCarthy's showing at the plate Thurs- 
day may win him at least a part time job 
calling the signals. The summaries: 
Score by Innings: 

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Williams 01000040 0—5 


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Cindermeii to Begin 
Little Three Quest 

(Contiiiued from Third Page) 

sweep of the flat track events against 

Aside from the discus and broad jump 
the field events are evenly matched. 
Jack Swartz holds a slight edge in the 
javelin, and the purple weight brigade of 
Jack Curtin, Bob Cramer, Ham Herman 
and Brad Wood should account for their 
share of the points. Surdani, Bartlett, and 
Cumber will have to top six feet if they 
are to beat Grosvenor in the high jump, 
while vaulters Ed Wheeler and Tim King 
are evenly matched with Drobinski of 
the Wesmen. 

Coac|h Muir Honored 

Coach Bob Muir, mentor of the Purple 
undefeated swimming team, was named to 
the Membership committee of the College 
Swimming Coaches of American Associa- 
tion at a meeting of that group Tuesday 
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holes in practice rounds before teeming off 
this afternoon. 

The stiff opposition Williams encounters 
this weekend will serve as a thorough 
warmup for its three matches next 
Friday and Saturday with Brown, Dart- 
mouth, and Harvard on the Taconic 
course in the first round of the Eastern 
Intercollegiate Golf Association's round- 

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sailing vessels, whether on wood or copper, 
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No. 12 

Lerner Included 

Trustees Name Famous 
Political Commentator 
Among Eight Additions 

jNew Dean Selected 

Gregersen Takes Hopkins 
Hall Post; Shannon Will 
Fill Place in Economics 

OutstaiifUng Additions to College Personnel 

liy WiLi.iAM H. CuRTiss, Jr., '40 

Eight new faculty appointniorits, a 
major section of l-'resident Baxter's 
ini|>osing docket, were formally approved 
at Saturday's meeting of the Board of 
Trustees. The most notable and signi- 
ficant of these will bring Max Lerner, 
distinguished liberal and an editor of 
The Nation, to Williams next year as a 
full professor in political science. 

Important in the list of other appoint- 
ments are those of Fred A. Shannon, 1929 
Tiilitzer Prize winner in history, who as 
a visiting professor in economics will' liU 
the vacancy caused by Robert K. Lamb's 
leave of absence, and Halfdan Gregersen, 
for the last seven years senior tutor of 
John Winthrop House at Harvard, who 
will become Dean of Williams College 
next September. Ur. Gregersen, the first 
Dean in many years not chcjsen from the 
existing faculty, replaces Nathan C, 
Starr who has been acting dean during the 
past year and will now return to full time 
duties in the English department. 
Miller to Return 

A long list of reappointments also 
passed by the trustees includes that of 
Ur. John W. Miller who returns to Wil- 
liams as a full professor in philosophy 
after a year's leave of absence in which he 
has been teaching at the University of 
Minnesota. It was also revealed that 
Enrique S. de Lozada, former Bolivian 
minister to the United States and for the 
past year instructor in romanic languages, 
will help Dr. Frederick L. Schuman next 
year and has had his title changed accord- 
ingly to instructor in romanic languages 
and political science. 

Other new appointments announced by 
the administration were those of Roy 
Lamson Jr., assistant professor of English; 
Henry C. Hatfield, instructor in German; 
(ConUnuad on Third Page) 

Round-Table to Take 
Up Syphilis Problem 

Library Features Display 
of U. S. Health Service 
Literature on Disease 

In the light of the present government 
campaign conducted by U.S. Surgeon- 
General Parran, the Williams Round 
Table will present its last discussion of 
the year on the subject, "The United 
States Public Health Service Drive 
Against Syphilis," tomorrow at 4.00 p.m. 
in Griffin Hall. The four speakers will be 
George H, Clyde '39, Donald E. Rich- 
mond, professor of mathematics. Libra- 
rian Peyton Hurt, and Dr. Dana L. 
Farnsworth, assistant director of health. 

William B. Gates, Jr., '39, head of the 
organization, stated that the purpose of 
this subject is to co-operate with the 
U.S. Public Health Service in this educa- 
tional campaign which has done so much 
in recent years to bring the problem of 
syphilis into the light of competent dis- 
cussion. From Monday until Wednesday 
of this week there will be a display of 
material published and distributed by 
the Federal Health Service in the lower 
reading room of the Stetson Library. 

Following Clyde, the first speaker, who 
will introduce the general subject of 
syphilis and its history, Professor Rich- 
mond will continue by discussing the 
question of arousing public opinion in an 
effort to stamp it out. The present activi- 
ties of the public health services will be 
presented by Dr. Hurt, after which the 
concluding speaker. Dr. Farnsworth, will 
present the medical viewpoint and the 
relation of syphilis to the general health 
of the nation. 

Above (I. r.) — Max Lerner; the Rev. A. Grant Noble 
Below (1. r.) — Dr. Gregersen ;]Fred A. Shannon 

Lamb Will Take Dose of Own Medicine 
During His Leave of Absence Next Year 

By Chandler 
.Assistant Professor Robert K. Lamb, 
whose favorite assignment in his Eco- 
nomics .S-4 course is to rei|uire students 
to make a thorough financial and eco- 
nomic analysis of their home towns, will 
take a dose of his own medicine next year 
during a leave of absence, when he plans 
to undertake a similar study himself of 
some t>'pical mid-western city. Robert 
M. Walker, instructor in art, and Nelson 
S. Bushnell, associate profe.ssor of English, 
have also been granted leaves by the 
Hoard of Trustees to continue research 
and study. 

A popular teacher in the economics 
department since he came to Williams 
two years ago. Professor Lamb is known 
for his liberal interpretation of economics. 
He has already partially studied Fall River 
in the Middletown manner, and plans to 
continue along the same line in the mid- 
west, although he has not yet selected a 
specific city for his research. 

Professor Lamb expects to publish the 
results of his study along with his work on 

Y. Keller '40 
Fall River. Funds from the William C. 
Whitney Foundation have been awarded 
to the Williams economics teacher for this 
work next year. The grant of an unan- 
nounced sum has been made available 
to Professor Lamb starting next Septem- 
ber. He will return to Williams in the fall 
of 1939 to continue his Economics 3-4, 

Evidence that all the brains in the 
family do not belong to her husband has 
been emphasized by the announcement 
that Mrs. Lamb will teach economics at 
Sarah Lawrence University in Bronxville 
New ^'ork. Mrs. Lamb's new- position 
is only for a year, and she will return to 
Williams with her husband when his 
leave expires. 

Bushnell Goes to Scotland 
Mr. Walker, who received his K.A. 
degree from Princeton in 1932, and who 
studied at Harvard and Princeton from 
1932 to 1934, will return to Cambridge 
to do research work at the Harvard 
(Continued on Second Page) 

62 Seniors Will 
Enter Business, 
Survey Reveals 

22 Undecided Concerning 
Future Occupatinos; 44 
to Do Graduate Work 
'Record' Poll Indicates 

Results of last week's Record poll 
among members of the senior class indi- 
cate that all but twenty-two of the 174 
men in this year's graduating group have 
definitely decided on their future occupi- 
tions. Sixty -two members of the class of 
1938 plan to enter business directly after 
graduation, forty-four will engage in 
graduate study, nine are to enter the 
insurance field, while advertising and 
manufacturing will each claim seven men. 

As in the past years. Harvard is the 
favorite school for graduate work, with 
six seniors already entered in the law, 
medicine, and business courses there. 
Fourteen men have indicated their inten- 
tions of studying law, an equal number 
(CoaUsmd «a SWh tmgm) 

'38-'39 Rushing 
Accord Effects 
Three Changes 

Periods Last Sept. 21-27; 
Agreement Innovation 
Asks Representatives 

to Meet All Freshmen 

Monday, May 9 — Incorporating in 
general the same mechanics of last year's 
system, the 1938-'39 rushing agreement, 
which has been distributed today by the 
Undergraduate Council, discloses three 
additions to the text. The actual rushing 
period, which follows identically the 
same schedule as last fall's opens officially 
with the dinner date of the first period 
on Wednesday, September 21, lasting 
until Tuesday, September 27. 

In an effort to provide the fairest 
possible arrangement from the point of 
view of the incoming freshmen, the Rush* 
ing Committee, headed by Anthony M. 
Menkel, Jr., '39, added to the rules relat- 
ing to the quad representatives the clause 
(CoaHaaed oa Seooad Paga) 

Trustees Vote Revision 
Of Chapel, Plan Vespers 

Seniors Establish New 
Tradition of Serenade 
On Laboratory Campus 

Following the custom of Princeton and 
Cornell, the senior class has inaugurated 
class singing on the laboratory campus. 
What the officers of the class hope to be 
the start of a new tra<lition was begun 
last Wednesday evening and was met 
with a large turnout of both seniors and 

The idea which was originally brought 
to Williams by Charles L. SalTord '92, 
director of music, is not to be confused 
with the old Williams custom of the 
senior chapel singing. It has long been the 
habit for the gradijating class, each Sun 
day after the Cap and Gown service, to 
gather on the front steps of the chapel 
and sing Williams songs, concluding with 
The Mountains. The new song fete is to 
be quite informal and ihe choice of 
selections is unlimited. 

The singing, which is to be held every 
Wednesday evening until graduation 
was lead last week by Mr. Safford, but 
future serenades will probably be con 
ducted by Ward West '38. 

Max Brauer Decries 
'^Empty' Nazi Culture 

Tells Liberal Club Death 
of Germany's Intellect 
Is Disastrous for War 

Bitter denunciation of what he termed 
the "utter destruction of the cultural and 
spiritual life of my fatherland" featured 
the address of the Hon. Max Brauer, 
former burgomaster of Altona, Germany, 
Friday evening. Speaking on Nazi culture 
and education before a small Liberal Club 
meeting, the exile deplored Adolph Hitler 
as Germany's worst enemy, and Nazi 
Kultur as "emptiness." 

During his lectures in America, Mr. 
Brauer said that he found many supposed- 
ly enlightened professors who thought 
that the principal object of Naziism was 
anti-Semiticism, while the majority of 
businessmen hailed Hitler as the sup- 
pressor of the labor movement. "The 
main issue," he explained, "is revenge, 
rearmament, and war. Culture in Germany 
is not an end in itself, but a means of 
removing all barriers to this issue." 
Ashamed of Germany 

The speaker, who under the Weimar 
Republic held numerous important posts 
and who founded the largest German co- 
operative in Hamburg, was admittedly 
ashamed of the downfall of his country 
under the "Nazi nightmare." He feels 
that the devastation of German cultural 
life would have a more disastrous effect 
on Germany in the next "inevitable" 
war than even the lack of raw materials 
or the terrible economic conditions. 

As an illustration of what is now being 
done under Rosenburg's cultural and 
educational program, Mr. Brauer pointed 
(Conttnued on Fiith Page) 

Program Allows Choice 
of Church Attendance 
Afternoon Service 


Dr. Noble Gets Post 

Local Episcopal Minister 
Will Be Chaplain; Course 
in Religion Is Scheduled 

Compulsory .Sunday chapel will remain 
only as a substantially revised fixture at 
Williams next year as the result of trustee 
action .Saturday which provided for a 
choice of attendance between a vespers 
and a morning service at individual 
churches, appointed Rev. A. Grant Noble 
college cha|)lain, and granted an addition- 
al cut each semester to the freshman class. 

The first change in (he present s\stem 
of compulsory Sunday worship in many 
decades, this revision by the Board of 
Trustees meets every major undergraduate 
desire — barring complete abolition — evi- 
denced in the recent poll sponsored by 
The Record and climaxes severalmonths 
of campus-wide interest and argument on 
the question. 

Students will be able, as under the 
present system, to attend the morning 
services of any of the local churches irk- 
stead of the official college worship late 
in the afternoon, an option which the 
administration feels will meet many of 
the objections traditionally raised against 
the compulsory morning service in the 
Thompson Memorial Chapel. No specific 
provisions for out of town attendance were 
made, although it is expected that special 

(CcnHnued on Socond Psge) 

^Ah Wilderness' 
Will Inaugurate 
Party Weekend 

Notman '41 to Play Lead 
in O'Neill's Comedy Hit 
Thursday, Friday Nights 

Period Sets Planned 

Plot Deals with Problem 
Of Adolescent Insight 
into the Facts of Life 

Spurrier Elected Head 
Of Philosophical Union 

Officers of the Philosophical Union 
for the coming year were elected at 
a meeting held in Griffin Hall Sun- 
day evening to commemorate the 
2,500th anniversary of the birth of 
Buddha, who founded the religion 
which has adopted his name. 

Following the election of William 

A. Spurrier, H. Lawrence Whitte- 
more, '39, and Woodrow W. Sayre 
'40 to the presidency, vice-presidency, 
and secrctary-treasurcrship of the 
Union, respectively. Professor Law- 
rence W. Beals read the account 
of Buddha's birth from the Upon- 
ishad, the Buddhist Scripture. The 
meeting was adjourned after James 

B. Pratt, Mark Hopkins Professor of 
Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, 
presented a paper dealing with 
Buddhism's lasting contributions to 
the world. 

The tragi-comic tortures of adoles- 
cence as indicated in the life of a 1906 
high school senior, portrayed in a set 
featuring the midille-priced tastelcssness 
of that period, will parade across the stage 
of the old opera house Thursday night 
when Cap and Bells presents the first of 
two performances of Eugene O'NeiU's 
Ah Wilderness at 8.30 p.m., appropriately 
inaugurating houseparty festivities. 

John W. Notman '41, making his first 
appearance with the Williams dramatic 
organization, will play the leading role 
of Richard, the young and arrogant son 
in a large small-town Connecticut family. 
To Allan B. Neal '40, appearing for the 
fourth time before a Williams audience, 
falls the difficult part of Nat Miller, the 
father played by George M. Cohan in 
the play's long New York run, while Mrs. 
Peyton Hurt will portray his wife, Essie, 
a troubled, normal mother, and the third 
principal character. 

All tickets for the Friday evening 
performance are now sold out, but 
good seats in either the balcony or 
the orchestra are still available for 
Thursday night. They are on sale at 
Hart's Drug Store, can be obtained 
through house representatives, or by 
calling J.A. Cooper '39, 113. Orches- 
tra seats $1.10, balcony fifty-five 

Considered the play which freed its 
author from the formula of tragedy which 
had begun to imprison him, Ah Wilderness 
(Ooatlaaad oa mh Paga) 


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Vol. B2 

May 10, 1938 

No. 12 


As the voices of some fifty seniors roiled out across tlie Lab campus 
last Wednesday night, we had visions of a new tradition which would do 
much towards developing a la.stiiig unity and spirit in each departing 
senior class. What with the abolition of cane rushes, night shirt parades 
and other class festivities, there has in recent years been a conspicuous 
absence of any functions tending to fo.ster class spirit. The revival of class 
banquets two years ago has proved to be a big step in the right direction, 
and this informal, weekly sing session can become just as important an 
event for seniors. Certainly a spirited tra-laism can succeed, where an 
out-moded would fail. 


Seldom has a trustee meeting resulted in so much constructive ac- 
complishment as that of last Saturtlay. While the revision of the chai)el 
service should have a highly beneficial effect, the appointment of Dr. 
Noble is of particular importance. Known either personally or by reputa- 
tion to most Williams undergraduates, the college's new religious leader 
is assured hearty cooperation from the students in his efforts to inspire 
religious feeling here. 

If the trustees are to be congratulated, even higher praise goes to the 
undergraduates themselves. The trustee action did not rise from a void; 
it was primarily a result of the intelligent vote rendered by the under- 
graduate body following much discussion all of which was a guide to the 
trustees. It is safe to say that if the student body had been quiescent on 
this subject, the Board would never have revised the service. We view the 
outcome as a denial of the belief-^long prevalent at Williams — that there 
is something un-Williams in becoming aroused — even vehement — over 
campus problems. 

The decision on the chapel question, however, should not be allowed 
to overshadow the new appointments. Dr. Dennett's most notable contri- 
bution to Williams lay in the men that he brought here. The addition of a 
distinguished editor and political commentator, of a full-time, permanent 
dean, and of a Pulitzer Prize winner, shows that Dr. Baxter is whole- 
heartedly carrying on a fine policy. The action of the trustees is proof 
that they are desirous of bringing brilliant thinkers and teachers to 
Williams regardless of the social philosophy of the newcomers. We could 
ask no more. 

One criticism on a comparatively trivial jjoint — since the appoint- 
ments came after registration, many students registered in i)art ignorance 
of the courses. But this is merely a technicality and can be remedied. 
We have heard much about a Baxter breathing spell for his first year. 
If this is ijart of that breathing spell, there will be a good deal of panting 
in order to keep up with him and Williams in the years to come! 


2.00 p.m. — The New England Inter- 
collugiate Tennis championship 
matches will begin today and last 
through VVednes(la\' at Hartford, 

rilESDAY, MAY 10 
8.00 p.m. — The Williams Outing Club 

presents John N. Leonard showing 

movies and lecturing on a recent trip 

around the world. Physics Laboratory. 
4.00 p.m. — The Round-Table presents a 

discussion on "The U. S. Public Health 

Service Drive Against Syphilis." Griffin 

4.00 p.m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. 

Wesleyan. Middletown, Conn. 
4.15 p.m. — Freshman Tennis. Williams 

vs. Deerfield. Sage Hall Courts. 
4.15 p.m. — Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Union. Taconic Golf Course. 
4.00 p.m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. 

Trinity. Hartford, Conn. 
8.30 p.m. — Cap and Bells presents "Ah 

Wilderness" under the direction of Max 

Flowers. Opera House. 

4.00 p.m. — Varsity Track. Williams vs. 

Amherst. Weston Field. 
4.00 p.m. — Freshman Baseball. Williams 

vs. Wesleyan. Middletown, Conn. 
4.00 p.m. — Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Brown. Taconic Course. 
4.15 p.m. — Varsity Lacrosse. Williams vs. 

Tufts. Cole Field. 
4.15 p.m. — Freshman Lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Gow School. Cole Field. 

3 Faculty Members 
Get 1938-39 Leaves 

(Continaad irom Flnt Page) 
graduate school. He has been a member 
of the Williams faculty since 1936. Al- 
though Mr. Walker will only study one 
year at Harvard, his plans after that 
period of time are still indefinite. 

Associate Professor Bushnell, who was 
called to Williams in the second semester 
of 1928, plans to spend his year of absence 

'38-39 Rushing Accord 
Effects Three Changes 

(Continued Irom First Page) 
that "these representatives shall make a 
sincere attempt to sec each first year man, 
and, as a check, must submit a list, de- 
signating whom they have seen, to the 
arbiter before the first period has started." 
Will Abide by Limit 

The other two innovations are relatively 
unimportant to the rushing system, but 
are expected to iron out some of the present 
misunderstandings. The first provides 
that any instance of a broken pledge will 
go into effect simultaneously with its 
announcement, thereby abolishing the 
former waiting period of one week. The 
second decrees that "before any house 
may pledge a man from the Garfield Club, 
the head of the house involved must . . . 
first consult the president of the Club." 

Concerning the number to be taken into 
each fraternity, the committee has follow- 
ed the practice established last year of 
setting a limit, which will be based on the 
number of men the Garfield Club can 
accommodate up to 30% of the incoming 
class. This figure may not be exceeded 
except by permission of the Undergraduate 

Leonard Again Arbiter 

The policy of having an intermediary 
body to discuss post-rushing problems 
will be continued next season. The rushing 
chairman and a member of the adminis- 
tration, who will be announced in the 
near future, will assume this task. As has 
been the case for the past several years, 
John N. Leonard '14, former dean of the 
college, has been selected for the position 
of arbiter, making his G. H. Q. in 1 
Williams Hall during the days of rushing 
week to answer all questions and enforce 
the agreement. 

Now an established custom, freshman 
week will open on September 17, during 
which time the incoming class will be 
addressed by President Baxter, the head 
of the Undergraduate Council, and other 

later in Scotland. During the initial part 
of his absence, which will be spent in the 
south-west, Professor Bushnell will occupy 
his time in reading research, while later, 
in the southwest of the United States and I during his stay abroad, he plans to write. 

Trustees Will Allow 
Choice of Services 

(Continued from Fint Paga) 
permission through the'o* office nuiy 
be secured as in the past. 

Blake to Teach Course 

With an eye to expanding a college- 
sponsored religious progr.'.ni, the election 
of a chaplain was paralleled with the 
appointment of Dr. KujjeiK' Carson Blake, 
iiiiiiister of the First I'reslnterian Church 
in .Albany, \.Y., as lecturer in religion, 
lie will conduct a regular, full credit, 
three hour course entitled "Christian 
Faith aiKJ Life" beginning next fall to 
supplement the two present Religion 
c >urses, 1-2 and 3-4. 

This move is intemled to meet the 
wishes of the religious right-wing faction — 
notabi)- the W.C.A. — in the recent chapel 
controversy which desires the promotion 
of more religious feeling not only in the 
chapel services, but throughout the entire 
college program. 

The time of the vespers service has not 
been definitely determined as yet. The 
trustees empowered President Baxter, and 
Dr. Noble, both to set a time w liich seemed 
most convenient and to make such changes 
and additions in the regular service as 
seem advisable. In general form and length 
the evening worship is not expected to 
be substantially different from that now 
customary in the morning. 

Scheme Embryonic as Yet 
During next year the late afternoon 
service will remain as somewhat of an 
experiment, the administration wishing 
to see how the revision works in ijractice, 
and whether further changes are necessary. 
The additional cut for freshmen is designed 
to prevent first year feeling of unjust dis- 
crimination by putting their (piota on the 
same level with the sophomores. Trustee 
feeling in the weekend meetings indicates 
that further liberalization in cut allowances 
is unlikely in the near future. 

The new chaplain, and Dr. Blake, who 
have long been friends, are expected to 
form a "team" which should go a long 
way toward putting the college's religion 
on a basis acceptable to all. Dr. Noble 
will continue his duties as rector of the 
St. John's Episcopal Church where, in 
his work with the imdergraduates who 
regularly attend his services, he has 
demonstrated his ability and fitness for 
his new position. 

Noble Was Yale Chaplain 
He is not new to the position of a col- 
lege chaplain, having been Episcopal 
Chaplain at ^'ale from 1928 to 1936, 
when he came to Williamstown. A grad- 
uate of the Kent school and St. Stephen's 
College, where he was an outstanding 
athlete. Dr. Noble received his theolog- 
ical training at the General Theological 
Seminary. He is a member of the College 
Commission of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church and has been a summer preacher 
at Stanford University in California and 
at St. John's Church, Essex, N.Y. 

Dr. Blake graduated from Princeton 
in 1928 where he was a guard on the var- 
sity football team for two years, and from 
the Princeton Theological Seminary in 
1932. He taught philosophy in the Forman 
Christian College, Lahore, India for a 
year, was assistant Minister at the Col- 
legiate Church of St. Nicholas in New York 
City for three years, and has held his 
present post in Albany since 1935. 


Scholcuvhip Members of the classes 
Applications 1939-40-41 who plan to 
make applications for 
scholarship for the college year 1938-39 
should obtain necessary blanks from Mr. 
A. V. Osterhout at 5 Hopkins Hall as 
soon as possible. 

Moonlights Commencement prize 
speaking for 1939-1940. 
See Board 10, Hopkins Hall. 

Infirmary Charles W. Krehbiel and 
Philips T. Stearns '38, John 
A. Lowe '40, and John H. Clark, Clausen 
Ely, and David F. Fitzgerald '41 were 
confined to the Thompson Infirmary when 
The Record went to press Sunday night. 

Passport Irving H. Gamwell, Clerk 

Applications of Courts for Berkshire 
County, will be in the 
district court room on Bank Street in 
North Adams on Thursday evening, 
May 19, at 7.30 o'clock to take applica- 
tions for passports from Williams men. 
Each applicant should furnish two photo- 
graphs of himself on flexible paper three 
inches square with light background. He 
should also furnish a birth certificate and 
be accompanied by an identifying witness 
unless he posesses a previous passport 
issued to him. The charges amount to 
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Max Lerner 

Max Lerner will brins; to Williams a 
brilliant personality as well as an out- 
standini; record in teaching, government, 
and contemporary literature and journal- 
ism. Recently best known as an associate 
editor of The Nulion and one of America's 
foremost political commentators, he visited 
Williamstown last November in the role 
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While a lecturer In the department (jf 
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at Harvard in 1935-36, Mr. Lerner knew 
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iiL'xl year, he will probably bold courses 
in constitutional law and jurisprudence, 
the fields in which most of his scholarly 
work has been carried on. Besides lectur- 
ing at Harvard, he has taught at Sarah 
Lawrence College, and been on the summer 
school faculty of Wellesley and the Uni- 
versity of Wyoming. 

Fred A. Shannon 

Although primarily noted as a historian, 
Fred A. Shannon's extensive work in 
economic history equips him to take Mr. 
Lamb's place In the economics depart- 
ment. His book The Organization and 
Administration of the Union Army, 1861- 
lXf>5 won him not only the Pulitzer Prize, 
but the Justin Winsor Prize of the Ameri- 
can Historical Association. He is also the 
author of the Economic History of the 
People of the United Stales. 

Dr. Shannon graduated from Indiana 
State 'Peacher.s College In 1914, received his 
Ph.D in 1924, and has taught at Iowa 
Wesleyan College, Iowa State Teachers 
College and Kansas State. He will be a 
visiting professor at the Harvard Summer 
School this year. 

Dr. Halfdan Gregersen 

Dr. Halfdan Gregersen's past position 
as senior tutor of John Winthrop House 
at Harvard corresponds with the office of 
dean which he will hold here. He also 
expects to do some teaching and will take 
the title of associate professor of ronianic 
languages. He graduated frf)in Leland 
Stanford University and took his Ph.D 
at Columbia in 1936. 

The reappointment of fifteen faculty 
members whose contracts expire this June 
was also effected by the trustees. Six of 
these are in the science department: 
Alfred G. Emslie, assistant in physics: 
Robert W. Darling, and Hiram J. Evans, 
assistants In biology; Philip S. Hart, 
Custodian in the Chemical Laboratory 
Walter Lamphier, technical assistant in 
the physics laboratory; and George E 
Wood, mechanic In the laboratories. 
Administrative Retentions 

In the administration reappointments 
Include: Albert V. Osterhout, '06 graduate 
manager of athletics; William k. Bennett 
'37, assistant to the graduate manager of 
athletics; Earle 0. Brown, assistant 
treasurer of Williams College; Karl E. 
Weston, director of the Lawrence Hall 
Museum; and Stephen McNicol, assistant 
to the director of the Lawrence Hall 
Museum. Anthony Plansky was appointed 
an instructor In physical education as well 
as reappointed coach of cross-country, 
winter track, and track, while Clarence 
C. Chaffee was reappointed instructor In 
physical education. 

Reappointments in the library were 
Lucy Eugenia Osborne, custodian of the 
Chapin Collecticm, and Geraldine Drop- 
pers, assistant in the Chapin Collection. 
Russell H. Barker was reappointed in- 
structor in English. 

Lamson, Hatfield, Hubbell, Hurd, 

Roy Lamson, Jr. graduated cum lande 
from Harvard in 1929, received his Ph.D 
In 1936, and for the past three years has 
been an instructor In English and tutor 
in the division of modern languages at his 
alma mater. As an undergraduate he was 
particularly active In musical circles, be- 
ing a member of Hasty Pudding, leader 
of the University orchestra, and the In- 
strumental Club. 

A summa cum laiide at Harvard in 1933, 
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III. last year. 

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Hiram College and has held assistant- 
ships in physics and organic chemistry 
as an undergraduate. 

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sity of New Hampshire, Homer F. Priest 
has majored in chemistry and assisted in 
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Cindermen Roll 
Over Wesleyan 
With 12 Firsts 

Moore Tallies 13 Points 
Toward 88-47 Score; 
Capt. Cook Takes 440 

Swartz Sets Mark 

Throws Javelin 175 Feet, 
6i Inches to Surpass 
Long Standing Record 

Tony Plansky's undefeated trackmen 
passed the first milestone on the road to 
the Little Three championship when they 
captured thirteen first places to hand 
Wesleyan an 88-47 trouncing on Andrus 
Field Saturday. The Wesmen were able 
to snatch only the half-mile, mile, and 
discus from a purple squad that put on a 
show of balanced power which should 
give Coach Lumley of Amherst ample food 
for thought during the next week. 

Roger Moore and Wesleyan's Harry 
Heermans were the standout individual 
performers of the afternoon. Moore easily 
won the two hurdles races, and finished 
second behind Captain Tiffy Cook in a 
SO.l quarter-mile, while the Cardinal 
distance ace captured both the mile and 
the 880 for the only other double win of 
the day. 

The Williams record in the javelin was 
erased when Jack Swartz, performing for 
the second time in intercollegiate compe- 
tition, hurled the iron spear 175 feet, 65 
inches to better by a half inch the mark 
set by H. F. Callaghan in 1929. "Shadow" 
Gottschalk took third in the event with 
a throw that was a scant six inches behind 
the best effort of Phelps of the home team. 
Ephznen Pull Sweep In 440 

Captain Eric Clarke, who scored fifteen 
points for the Redbirds against the Lord 
Jeffs, was unable to break into the win- 
ning column. He finished second behind 
Bob Schumo in the century with Pete 
Gallagher third, was shut out of the 440 
when Cook, Moore, and Gallagher finished 
in that order, and trailed Gallagher across 
the line in the 220. The Williams victory 
in the furlong was marred by an injury 
to Cook who pulled up short with a return 
of hi^ leg injury only fifty yards from the 
final marker. He is expected to be in shape 
to rue against Amherst next week. 

Bill Collens prevented a Wesleyan sweep 
of the distance events, winning the two- 
mile Jrom Guernsey of the Redbirds, with 
Bay Kiliani snatching third. 

The Cardinal high jumpers failed to 
live wp to their press notices as Dusty 

Surdam skinned over the bar for a first 
(ConHunad on Fifth Page) 

Amherst Leads Purple 
In Trophy of Trophies 

The present standing of The 
Trophy of Trophies discloses one of 
the closest races in recent years as 
Amherst with eight points leads the 
Ephmen who have amassed five. By 
virtue of thoir victories in football, 
basketball, and wrestling, the Sab- 
rinas are three points ahead of the 
Purple, who have been outstanding 
in the minor sports, winning soccer, 
swimming, and cross-country. 

Four more sports and a possible 
debate, which will all be completed 
within the next month, will decide 
the winner of the most honored of 
Williams-Amherst trophies. Four 
points will be awarded to the winner 
of the baseball and track, two points 
to tennis and golf, and one point to 
the tentative debate. 

Varsity Netmen 
Defeat Trinity, 
Gaining 3rd Win 

Jarvis Absent as Team 
Overcomes Hilltoppers 
6-3 in Loosely Played 
Contest at Hartford 

The Williams tennis team added to its 
win column total Saturday by virtue of 
an even split in the singles and a clean 
sweep of the doubles matches to chalk up 
a 6-3 win over the Trinity netmen at the 
Hilltoppers' Hartford courts. Both the 
home and visiting contingents played 
below par, and many of the players re- 
sorted to pat-ball tactics in an effort to 
combat the cold and the strong wind, 

The straight set victories of Pete Shonk. 
Dave Johnston, and Sewell Corkran 
playing number two, four, and six respec- 
tively, combined with the losses of Jimmy 
Stanton, Warren Paine, and Bruce Burn- 
ham, left the decision in the hands of the 
doubles teams. As was expected, these 
combinations rose to the occasion, and 
conquered all opposition to sew up the 

Shonk Blasts Opponent 

In the initial engagement, Stanton, 

moved up into the number one slot as the 

result of Captain Al Jarvis's absence, 

lost a loosely played encounter to the 

home team's Harris, 6-4, 7-5. Pete Shonk, 

on the other hand, boosted to the number 

two position, was never in any trouble as 

he blasted out a crushing 6-0, 6-3 victory 

over the Hilltoppers' second-ranked Bates. 

Johnston and Corkran were responsible 
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Pair of Games 
Over Weekend 

Championship Indians Set 
Down Purple, 12-3; New 
Hampshire Victor, 11-7 
Despite Potter's Work 

Dartmouth's polished lacrosse team 
handed the Ephmen their first set-back of 
the season on Friday as the undefeated 
Indians crushed Coach Whoops Snively's 
stickmen, 12-3. On the following after- 
noon the Purple completed its disastrous 
weekend trip by bowing before New 
Hampshire, 11-7, at Durham, despite 
Harv Potter's five tallies. 

It was the Big Green all the way al 
Hanover, for the Indians took an early 
lead and were never headed. The count 
was only 4-2 at half time, but the Dart- 
mouth goals started to pour in after the 
intermission. Leaky Means scored first 
for Williams on an extra-man play, and 
Tom Duncan followed suit by driving in 
another ball from the aide. 

Mulloy, Dartmouth leader and ail- 
American, tallied twice, as did Van Mater, 
while Catherine's trio of scores captured 
high-scoring honors. Paul Aubrey, who 
replaced Johnny Pratt at first defense, 
played a creditable game, holding the 
Indians' other all-American, Pickering, 
to one tally. 

Potter Tallies Twice 

Jake Warden was the only Purple player 
to tally in the last half, bringing the ball 
around from in back of the net to whip it 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 

Ephmen Down 
Tufts Nine, 11-8 
In Close Battle 

Hadley Allows Eight Hits 
and 3 Earned Markers 
to Cop Second Victory 

10 Errors Mar Play 

Doug Stearns, with Home- 
Run, Double, and Single, 
Leads Purple at Plate 

By Wyndham B. Blanton, Jr., '41 

Doug Stearns, Pete Seay, and dimin- 
utive Larry Durrell combined respective 
hitting power in three big innings, offset 
nine errors made in the field, and brou^t 
an 11-8 victory over the Tufts Jumbos to 
Huflf Hadley Saturday afternoon on 
Weston Field. 

The absence of Captain Phil Stearns, 
who is on the sick list with an infected 
elbow received in Friday's practice, and 
Bill Stradley, who was broad jumping with 
the track team at Wesleyan, did not stop 
Doug Stearns from collecting a single, 
home run, and double in that order in 
four trips to the plate. Pete Seay and 
Larry Durrell lined out three singles 
apiece for four and five times at bat, 
respectively, to pull down second place 
hitting honors for the afternoon. 
Junribos Errorless 

Hadley went the route, allowing the 
visiting team only eight scattered hits, 
and chalked up seven strike-outs in spite 
of the ideal football weather. The lively 
Tufts nine played errorless ball with the 
exception of a bobble of Hadley's base 
knock over second by Sheehan, but could 
not stop the big guns of Stearns, Durrell, 
Seay et al, who bunched their blows to 
score four times in the second and eighth 
innings and three in the fourth. 

The Jumbos started off the scoring in 
the second inning with one run as Ted 
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Schriber Topples Turnesa 
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Stars in Holy Cross Tilt 

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Oarsmen Lose First 
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Over a thousand people jammed the 
banks of the Connecticut River and the 
North-End Bridge at Springfield to watch 
the American International College crew 
lead the Purple oarsmen by three lengths 
at the end of the choppy three-mile course 
Saturday afternoon. Although the recent 
shake-up in the boat proved valuable, 
the inexperienced Williams bladesmen 
had no chance against the Yellow Jackets, 
who pulled out to a length's lead in the 
first twenty strokes. 

As one of the main houseparty events, 
the Williams Boat Club will hold its final 
race on Lake Pontoosuc at 5.15 p.m. 
Friday against the independent Boston 
University shell. Hoping for a win over 
the Terriers who have been decisively de- 
feated by M.I.T., Acting Coach Max 
Berking plans to drill the sweepswingcrs 
in racing starts and coordinated rowing 
during the expected fifty mile practice 
this week. The race will be broadcast over 
station WBRK, the "Voice of the Berk- 

Conditions were perfect for Saturday's 

contest, which was the first intercollegiate 

race that has been held at Springfield 
(Continuad on Sixth Paga) 

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Team Bows to Yale, 6-3, 
on Friday, Downs Holy 
Cross on Saturday, 7.2 

Purple Ace Cards 71 

Triumphs 5 tS: 4 to Score 
Lpset; Anderson Beats 
Bute's Captain Jameson 

By WiNSHiP A. ToDU, '40 

Williams decisively threw its hal into 
the ring of intercollegiate golfing circk's 
in New Haven last weekend whin it 
barely nussed upsetting the mighty Yale 
team, eastern intercollegiate champions 
for seven consecutive years, but knocked 
over Willie Turnesa and his Holy Cross- 
men with ease, 7-2. 

Butch Schriber scored the major upsel 
of the weekend when he toppled llolv 
Cross' Turnesa, top ranking amateur and 
youngest of the famous golfing family, by 
a decisive five and four count. Althijugh 
taking two of three points from Yale In 
the first foursome, the Purple golfers 
lost a best ball point to a holed chip shot 
on the seventeenth green and a match 
point on the eighteenth to bow to thf 
Elis, 6-3. 

Schriber displayed a brand of goK 
seldom seen on the difficult par seventy 
Yale course to hand Turnesa his second 
and worst defeat in three years of inter- 
collegiate competition. Out in thirty-fivt, 
he scored three birdies on the second nine 
to accomplish the impossible and end his 
match on the fourteenth, turning in a 
seventy-one over the windswept course. 
Andy Upsets Eli Capt. 

Combining with Andy Anderson on 
Friday, Schriber yielded to Vale's bril- 
liant sophomore Ed Meister, three and 
two, but took the best ball in the lirst 
foursome, two up. Anderson provided 
Friday's upset, downing the Blue'.s 
captain, Paul Jameson, three and two. 

Ray Korndorfer gave Williams its third 
point against the Eli team by defeating 
Merritt, two and one, and the score stood 
three points to four to Yale's advantage 
with one foursome yet to finish. The 
Purple hopes depended on Frank Gillett's 
taking his individual match with Bill 
Verity and the best ball, which was dead- 
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Freshman Athletic Units Score Clean 
Sweep in Five Saturday Encounters 

Tennis Team Swamps Wesleyan 9-0 as Lacrosse, Golf, 
Baseball, Track Squads Are Triumphant 

Clarcnci! Chaffee's iietmen returned 
from the first '41 Little Three war of the 
current season after defeating Wesleyan 
by the tup-heavy score of 9-0 Saturday, 
while the ball team and the golfers, not 
to be outdone, trounced Williston 18-9 
and 7-2, respectively. The cindermen 
downed Albany Academy in a triangular 
meet on Weston Field, and the lacrosse 
team set Mt. Herman back, 10-7, at 
Northlield to complete a day which found 
the freshman still undefeated this spring 
in any sport. 

Playing the number one post for the 
first time, Jim Ford was at top form to 
beat Johnny Von Mauer, 6-3, 6-0, and 
Bill Collins encountered little difticulty 
in taking Phil Peters, second man, 6-1, 6-4. 
Sandy Johnston at the number three 
position won 6-1, 0-6, 6-3. The remaining 
members of the team had comparatively 
little difficulty in completing the rout. 

Repeated extra base knocks featured 
the 18-9 victory of the freshman ball club 
over Williston as Shorty Farrell with two 
home runs, Shaun Mcehan with a scream- 
ing 400-foot drive over the center fielder's 
head, which was good for four bases, and 
Tom Wheeler with a home run led the 
slugging parade. 

Farrell opened the game in the box and 

was followed by Wheeler and Hob Jordan 
after the Purple freshmen had piled up an 
undisputed lead. 

Winning all of their best balls and 
losing (mly two of their twosomes, the '41 
golfers followed the example of Bill 
Fowle's team and swept to a 7-2 victory 
at the expense of a Williston team at 
Easthampton. Captain Bill Watson lost 
his match to Russell Penerly 6 and 4 but 
combined with Lee Gagliardi to win the 
best ball sccn'e one up on the nineteenth. 
Ed Beckwilh and Bob Whittemore won 
both of their matches and best ball. 
Vietor Scores Triple Victory 

In customary style. Bill Victor led the 
yearling trackmen to victory, winning 
the century, the 220, and the broad jump. 
Albany High School and Albany Academy 
trailed the Purple with 52 and 14 points, 
respectively, while George Prince with a 
first in the shot put and another in the dis- 
cuss throw helped Vietor to pile up the 
77 points which brought them victory. 

Opening their season against Mount 
Hermon School, the Freshman lacrosse 
team showed a strong defense and a spas- 
modic attack which carried them to vic- 
tory. Captain Ossie Tower led the scoring 
with five goals, making four of them in the 
first period. 

Trackmen Annex 12 
Firsts at Wesleyan 

(Continued £roni Fourth Page) 
at fi\"e feet, nine inches, followed hy Ted 
Bartlett and (irosvenor of Wesleyan in a 
tie for second. Bill Stradley upset the 
highly touted Rogers in the broad jump 
with a leap of 21 feet, lOj inches, and 
Ed Wheeler took the vault at 11 feet, six 
inches with Tim King in a tie for third. 

120-yard IurIi luirdles — Won l>y Moore 
(Will); Stradk'y (Will), second; Ashton (Wes), 
third. Time, l.S.4. 

100-yard dash — Won by Schumo (Will); 
Clarke (Wcs), second; Gallaelicr (Will), third. 
Time, 10.,i. 

Mile run — Won by Heermans (Wes); Wills 
(Will), second; Lohrman (Wes), third. Time, 

440-yard run — Won by Cook (Will); Moore 
(Will), second; GallaRhcr (Will), third. Time. 

Two mile run — Won by CoUens (Will); 
Guernsey (Wes), second; Kiliani (Will), third. 
Time. 10.10.1. 

22()-yard dash— Won by Gallasher (Will), 
Clarke (Wes), second; Smith (Wes), third. 
Time. 21.9. 

220-yard low hurdles — Won by R. Moore 
(Will); T. Moore (Wes), second; Bengston 
(Wcs). third. Time. 25.2. 

8S0-yard run — Won by Meermans (Wes); 
Griflin (Will), second; Brown (Will), third. 
Time. 2.02. 

16 lb. shotput — Won by Cramer (Will); 
Phelps (Wes). second; Duncan (Will), third. 
Distance, 41 feet. 01 in. 

nigh jump — Won by Surdam (Will); Tie 
for second between Bartlett (Will) and Grosven- 
or (Wes). llciKht, S feet. 9 in. 

Hammer throw — Won by Wood (Will); 
Curtin (Will), second; Ablstrom (Will), third. 
Distance, 145 feet. 6 in. 

Broad jump — Won by Stradley (Will); 
RoKers (Wes), second; Skinner (Wes). third. 
Distance. 21 feet. 10 in. 

Discus — Won by Hall (Wcs), Cramer (Will), 
second; tie for third between Herman (Will) 
and Seel (Wes). Distance. I2.i feet, 11 J in. 

Pole vault — Won by Wheeler (Will); Drobin- 
ski (Wes). second; tie for third between King 
(Will) and Hitchcock (Wes). Height. 11 feet. 

Javelin — Won by Swartz (Will); Phelps 
(Wes) second; Gottschalk (Will), third. Dis- 
tance, 175 feet, 6k in. New Williams Record. 

Trinity Netmen Bow 
Before Varsity, 6-3 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 

for Williams' other two singles wins, 
when they disposed of Dodge and Duenn- 
bier without running into much difficulty. 

The only two extra set engagements in 
the singles, resulted in losses for the 
Purple. Both Burnham and Paine cap- 
tured their first sets, but lost the last two 
when they attempted to play their op- 
ponents' pat-ball game. 

In the doubles encounters, Shonk and 
Stanton, playing together for the first 
time, served and volleyed effectively to 
conquer Trinity's combination of Harris 
and Dodge. Paine and Johnston, however, 
were extended to three sets, before they 
eked out a narrow victory. The clean 
sweep of the doubles matches was com- 
pleted when Pollack and Corkran com- 
bined to smash out an easy 6-1, 6-3 vic- 
tory over Mounteford and Taylor. 

Summary — Harris (T) beat Stanton (W) 6-4, 7. 
5. Shonk (W) beat Bates (T) 6-0,6-3. Rahowsky 
(T) beat Paine (W) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. .lolinston (W) 
beat Dodge (T) 6-1. 8-0. Mounterford (T) beat 
Burnham (W) 2-0, 6-4, 6-4. Corkran (W) beat 
Duennbier (T) 6-3, 0-3. DOUBLES— Shonk. 
Stanton (W) beat Harris. Dodge (T). Paine, 
lohnston (W) beat Bates. Rahowsky (T) 5-7, 7- 
5, 6-2. Corkran. Pollack (W) beat Mounterford, 
Taylor (T) 6-1, 6-3. 

Purple Downs Tufts 
Behind HuJF Hadley 

Continued from Fourth Page 
Sheehan came home from second when 
Bill Nelligan threw Hatch's ground ball 
into the dirt at first, but Silvestri grounded 
out to Pete Seay immediately afterwards, 
ending further scoring threats. 
Fourth Is Big Inning 
Charley Caldwell's proteges, however, 
came back strong in their half to score 
four runs and to take the lead, never to 
be headed again. Seay started the inning 
with a single through second and eame 
home on Jules .Michaels' bingle over the 
same spot after Nelligan had popped up 
to the catcher ;ind .Mike Latvis had been 
nicked by ll;iicirs first pitch. Johnny 
Baldinger reached first as Latvis was 
tagged out at the plate, and Hadley singled 
to send .Michaels home, Baldinger scoring 
also when Sheehan kicked the ball. DurrcU 
singled, and Fielding Simmons grounded 
out to second to end the inning. 

Williams laid down her artillery until 
Baldinger and Hadley had f;iiled to beat 
out infield hits in the fourth inning. Dur- 
rell then singled, and Simmons drew a 
pass to give the signal for Doug .Stearns's 
long drive to center field which was good 
for four bases. Seay flied out to mid-field 
for the last out. 

Hatch pitched to only eleven Purple 
batters in the next three innings to hold 
the home team scoreless while his inates 
collected three hits which were good for 
the same number of runs, bringing their 
total to five, only two runs behind. The 
Jumbo twirler began the eighth, however, 
by hitting Baldinger, walking Hadley, 
allowing Durrell to beat out an infield 
hit, and issuing his second pass of the 
inning to Simmons to push in a run. 
Visitors Bid In Ninth 

Galuska came into the game at this 
point to relieve Hatch with the bags still 
loaded and caused Doug Stearns to hit 
into the ground, forcing Hadley at home. 
Pete Seay sacrificed both Durrell and 
Simmons home, and after Nelligan's 
scoreless single, Latvis pojjped to left for 
the last Williams out of the game. 

Tufts rallied vainly in the ninth by 
tallying twice on a single, a base on balls, 
a fly to deSp center, and another single 
before Nelligan threw Silvestri out at 
second while lying on his Ixick to end the 
ball game and give Williams a .667 won- 
and-lost average for the week. 

Score by innings: 
TUl'TS 1 10 12 1 2— « 

WILLIAMS 04030004 x— 11 

Runs batted in — Durrell, Hadley, Michaels, 
D. Stearns 3, Simmons, Seay, Nelligan. Collier, 
Slieehan, Weeks. Two base hits — D. Stearns. 
Home Runs — D. Stearns. Sacritices — Seay, 
Nelligan. Stolen bases — DurrcU 2, Baldinger 1. 
Left on bases — Tufts 16, Williams 9. Bases on 
balls off Hadley 3. off Hatch 6. Struck out by 
Hadley 7, by Hatch 2. Losing Pitcher — Hatch. 
Umpires — Coulter and Burns. Time — 2.12. 

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Max Brauer Decries 
'Empty^ Nazi Culture 

(Conttnuwl bom Fint Pag.) 
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ments been eliminated from art, literature, 
and music, but also certain "non-Aryan" 
intellectuals, including Goethe, Schiller, 
Rembrandt, Picasso, and others. Three 
of the greatest representatives of modern 
literature, music, and science, notably 
Thomas Mann, Paul Hindemith, and 
Albert Einstein, have been expelled from 
their mother country, he went on. 

In the field of education Mr. Brauer 
said that the enrollment in German schools 
and universities had fallen from 145,000 
to 75,000 and that 5000 professors had 
been fired. "The only aim of education is 
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College Photographer 

Golfers Defeat Holy 
Cross, Lose to Yale 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 
locked at the sixteenth. Lauck, number 
four for the Blue, holed a magnificent 
chip shot on seventeen to put the best 
ball one up, while a poor lie prevented 
Gillett from putting for the necessary 
birdie on eighteen. Yale annexed the two 
points and the large gallery breathed a 
little easier after one of the major scares 
given an Eli golf team on its own course in 
several years. 

Me«t Garnet Tomorrow 

Anderson had difficulty putting against 
his Holy Cross opponent on Saturday, 
losing the match on the eighteenth hole, 
one down. Captain Jeff Young went down 
to a two and one shading for the only 
other Purple defeat, while Schriber, Korn- 
dorfer, Bobby Jones, and Gillett took their 
individual and best ball matches. 

Tomorrow at 4.00 p.m. on the Taconic 
course the Williams golfers will meet a 
Union team whose strength has not yet 
been tested. Although Coach Dick Baxter 
has announced no definite line-up, it is 
probable that Schriber and Anderson will 
continue at one and two, Gillett and Jones 
at three and four, while Korndorfer and 
either Frank Caulk or Captain Young will 
occupy the last two positions. 


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'Ah Wilderness' Will 
Inaugurate Weekend 

(Continued from First Page) 

enjoyed enthusiastic approval thoughout 
its New ^'ork run. A comedy of American 
home life peopled by recognizable native 
characters, the play deals with the tragi- 1 
comic tribulations of a young man ob- 
viously in the delicate stages of adolescent 
precocity. In love with a neighbor's 
daughter, he reads Swineburne, Shaw, 
Wilde and Omar Khayham, and when 
excerpts from .Swineburne find their way 
into his correspondence, his father becomes 
alarmed and cuts off the alTair. 

According to 1906 Custom 

Muriel, the object of Richard's classi- 
cal correspondence, will be played by 
Jane Harrington, a Bennington student. 
Robert B. Whittemore '41, who has ap- 
peared in Bolh Your Houses and Sweel 
Land of Liberty, will perform in the role 
of Essie's amiable, bibulous brother, 
while Lily, the spinstress who refused him 
sixteen years ago, will be played by Janet 
Walker. Other characters include Justin 
Brande '40, Stephen Botsford, Frederick 
G. Blumenthal. William H. Callender, 
James W. Fowle, and George W. Gold- 
berg, '41, Mrs. Alton H. Gustafson, Jane 
Newhall, and Edwina Pattison. 

The play will be staged strictly accord- 
ing to the lack of artistry of the 1906 
period when gaudy Yictorianism was 
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^Record'PoU Reveals 
Senior Job Choices 

(Conttnuad bom Flnt Pag*) 
will enter medical schools, and twelve 
plan to attend business schools. 

Twenty to Work in N.Y. 

One man last year began work in pre- 
paration for the ministry, but this time 
two seniors will take up religious study. 
Six members of 1W8 will teach, including 
Fielding Snnmons, Jr., 1037 football 
captain who returns to the campus next 
fall in the capacity of freshman coach. 

Although complete information is not 
available, over twenty seniors who 
to enter business have already secured 
positions, many with New ^'ork City 
firms. .So far. only one member of the 
class has signified his intention to abstam 
from all work and devote his entire efforts 
to "family raising." 

One Photographer 

Austin Rroadhurst, former managing 
edito r of The Record, will work for the 
federal government in Washington, and 
devote part of his time to further study 
there. Gordon T. Kay, outgoing head of 
Cap and Bells, and J ames D. Leland intend 
to turn to the theatre for occupations, 
(jeorge W. Morse is the only member of 
his class who will enter the photographic 

Other miscellaneous occupations which 
seniors plan to follow include engineering, 
newspaper work, airways promotion, 
forestry, and "panhandling". 

Stickmen Drop Pair 
to Indians and N. H. 

(Conbnuad bom Fourth Fag*) 
in from close range past a helpless goalie. 

Entering the New Hampshire game 
with high hopes for victory, the Williams 
ten experienced a reversal of form that 
left them on the short end of, the final 
count. The Ephnien protested two of the 
New Hampshire goals, charging that at- 
tack players were in the crease when the 
shots were made, but officials ruled out the 

After Potter gave his team a tw^o-goal 
lead with successive tallies early in the 
opening period, Williams slackened its 
pace and allowed New Hampshire to 
start popping them in from all angles. 
The locals led 5-2 at the start of the second 
frame, but Potter's additional three and 
Tom Duncan's single goal made the count 
8-6 at half time. 

Play in the final period had the crowd 
on its feet as Williams strove vainly to 
draw even with the victors. Lee Means, 
who netted the ball on a long shot from 
the center of the field, was the only Purple 
sticknian to counter, however. 

Williams will have a chance to return 
to the money column when it encounters 
Tufts here on Friday afternoon. Having 
downed the Jumbos 7-4 last spring, 
Coach Snivcly's men are favored to repeat 
over a Tufts team which is made up largely 
of the same players who formed the 1937 

Oarsmen Lose First 
Race Against A. I. C. 

(Conttnuad bom Fourth Fag*) 
since 1911. A following wind and current 
helped both crews and enabled the Yellow 
Jackets to cover the mile in S.12 with the 
Purple about twenty-five seconds behind. 
Because of superior slide control and great- 
er length in the water, Stroke Bud Adams 
was able to keep the beat at 30, about two 
lower than the Internationals, and still 
maintained the same speed. 

Up to the half-way mark, the two crews 
were rowing evenly with Williams slightly 
behind, but Coach James Nesworthy, 
operating in the stroke seat, stepped up 
the beat toward the end and crossed the 
line going away. Cox Jake Schwable's 
call for leg drives and a final sprint was 
fruitless, the Purple oarsmen being un- 
able to step up its pace. 

After the race, both crews were guests of 
Dr. Chester S. McGovvn, president of the 
American International College, at a 
banquet in the Hotel Kimball. 


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No. 13 

Research Funds 
Of $2,950 Given 
To Faculty Men 

Trustees Award Grants 
Made Possible by Glass 
of 1900 Fund to Eleven 

Two Will Go Abroad 

Scientific Investigation, 
Political Science Work, 
Literary Study Aided 

Research grants made possible by the 
Class of 1900 Fund and this year totalling 
$2,950 were made to eleven members of 
the faculty at last weekend's meeting 
of the Board of Trustees, President 
James P. Baxter, 3rd, announced today. 
Awarded for the first time last year, the 
grants are designed to encourage indepen- 
dent research, enabling recipients to do 
special study and work in their various 
scholarly fields. 

In 1936 the Class of 1900 turned over 
$100,000 to the college, the income of 
which now enables Williams annually to 
perform a service common in universities, 
but unusual in the small institution. The 
number of awards varies from year to 
year according to the amounts granted in 
individual cases. 

Two of the grants will enable members 
of the Williams faculty to carry on their 
research in Europe. Nelson S. Bushnell, 
associate professor of English, will use 
his grant over a year's leave of absence 
to travel in the Southwest and Scotland 
in connection with completing a book on 
the Jacobite poet, Hamilton of Bangour, 
for which he has been gathering material 
for several years. 

FaiMn WiU go to Itidy 

AsMtant IfrakMor Siunautt I.. Faison 
of the art department will use funds in 
furthuring his research in Italian painting 
this summer, particularly in Florence and 
Siena where he will study originals avail- 
able in the public and private collections 
in those art centers. During the fii%t part 
of the summer he will have a position at 
the Sorbonne and will go to Italy early in 

Luther S. Mansfield, instructor in 
English, will use his grant for the comple- 
tion of a full-length study of Evert Augus- 
tus Duyckinck (1816-1878) and the lit- 
erary circle with which he was associated 
in New York City from 1840-1860. Mr. 
Mansfield has already done extensive 
work on this study and hopes to finish it 
in time to submit his manuscript in the 
Duke University Press Centennial Prize 
Contest, closing October 1, for "a schol- 
arly manuscript in the fields of the social, 
(Continued on DnuiUi Paga) 

Astronomical Prophet, 
Hopkins Hall's Records 
Predict Wet Weekend 

Besieged on all sides by the anxious 
queries of worried students who are 
emphatic in their demands for fair 
weather over the weekend. Dr. Willis 
Isbister Milham, Field Memorial 
Professor of Astronomy, declined 
just before The Record wenttopress 
to make any optimistic predictions 
as to weather conditions during the 
coming festivities. "1 have no opin- 
ion," he declared, rubbing his forehead 
and peering cautiously out the win- 
dow, "and I don't know what's com- 
ing, but I'll do everything I can." 

The grim, silent records in Hopkins 
Hall, however, revealed a far more 
pessimistic prophesy. The dusty files 
foretell a wet weekend. Chances are 
eight out of ten that May 14 will see 
rainfall, and nine out of ten that it 
will be cloudy. Average temperatures 
on that day have ranged in the past 
decade from 47 to 63 degrees. 

Not since 1928 have Williams 
students witnessed a clear, bright sky 
on the day set for houseparties this 
year. As everyone but a freshman 
knows, more than twice as much rain 
fell on May IS last year as any other 
day in the month. 

Eight Williams 
Teams ^ to Face 
Weekend Bouts 

Sweepswing^s to Stage 
Berkshire Penley Today 
in Lake Ppntoosuc Row 

W.S.U. to Back 
Its Labor Body 
In North Adams 

Votes Support of C.I.O. 
Drive in Sprague Plant 
as City Uses 1909 -^La^, 
In ffvndbiH SapiftHesBfem 

Backed now by its parent organization, 
the Williams Student Union labor com- 
mittee has wedged seventeen of its mem- 
bers into North Adams' labor difficul- 
ties and Is actively assisting the C.I.O.'s 
efforts to sign up the Sprague Specialties 
Company. Led by Murray S. Stedman, 
Jr., '39, these sympathizers with the 
working man, who received a vote of 
support for everything but handbill 
distribution at the Student Union meeting 
Wednesday, have formed committees to 
aid the membership drive in Local 249 of 
the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine 
Workers Union, affiliate in the John L. 
Lewis organization. 

At the same time. North Adams faced 

a constitutional law struggle this week as 

the police department dug up an ordinance 

(Continued on Second Pag«) 

Laughs, Gulps, Sighs Suit 'Ah Wilderness" 
To Festive Occasion, Says Hallett Smith 

Reviewer Lauds Performance of Allen B. Neal '40 
in 'Pleasant, Engaging' Gap and Bells Show 

By Hallett Smith, Ph. D. 

Assistant Professor of English 

No more pleasant and engaging enter- 
tainment for a house party weekend could 
have been arranged than the Cap and 
Bells production of Eugene O'Neill's 
nostalgic comedy Ah, Wilderness, which 
opened at the Williamstown Opera House 
Thursday evening. There were plenty of 
uproarious laughs, and enough gulps and 
sighs to show that the stuff of the play 
had been successfully projected across 
the footlights. It is a long play, and the 
script sags badly in a few places, but the 
expert direction of Max Flowers made it 
run off smoothly and easily. There were 
many points at which the skill of the 
director could be noticed, but perhaps 
the most important result of it was the 
confidence the actors showed in their 
speech and action. Audiences have suf- 
fered most from student-directed plays 
because of a lack of confidence, like that 
of the actor in the old gag, who played the 
King as if he were constantly afraid 
somebody was going to play the ace. 

In my opinion the best acting was done 
by Allan B. Neal, who, in the part of 
Nat Miller, showed a constant gentleness 
*nd good humor that made the character 

come to life. Mr. Neal furthermore seemed 
to realize that the old opera house is 
really an intimate theater; his pitched 
voice, his gestures and his facial expres- 
sions were done in such a way that the 
spectator was constantly in a room with 
him, instead of being across an auditorium 
and in a seat below the level of the stage. 
But it is hard to apportion the honors; 
John W. Notnian was so exactly the youth 
at the posing age, and in 1906 too, that 
I thought he must have studied the [xises 
of the youth of another era in an old 
picture album. His changes of mood were 
so very effectively done that I could 
imagine his reading of Ibsen, Shaw, and 
Wilde, even though O'Neill lays on the 
literary influence pretty thick. (Just try 
to persuade a member of the class of '40 
that any of those writers were ever revolu- 

Laud* Mn. Hurt 

Mrs. Peyton Hurt as Essie Miller 
bustled and worried very convincingly. 
She does not have an extraordinary range 
of voice, and she speaks her lines with a 
"prunes and prisms" preciseness, but in 
(CoaHmMd o> Bnmith ?•«•) 

Five Hundred Girls from Thirty 
States Will Report to Campus 
Toddy on House Party Weekend 

Nine Meets Rutgers 

— -J-, — 

By William H. Curtiss, Jr., '40 
Friday, May /^ — Williams offers a 
generous athletic t(ill of fare to its house 
party guests this weekend with sports 
events scheduled 0(» land and sea today 
and tomorrow to »(jpplement activities of 
a more social natu|«. Headliners on this 
full and varied (sard are the northern 
division round-robin matches of the 
Eastern Intercolle|iate Golf Association 
Championship, tjjje Little Three title 
track meet with ftvahertt, and the varsity 
bittU game against Rutgers, with a crew 
race on Lake Pontoosuc thrown in as an 
added, colorful, and sure-fire attraction. 
In addition to these presentations the 
viarsity and freshman lacrosse teams are 
performing at 4.15 this afternoon on Cole 
Field, while tomorrow the varsity tennis 
team will take 6h M.i.T. and the fresh- 
man golf team will follow more illustrious 
linksmen around the Taconic course in a 

Join Spring Revelry 

Both Magazines Present 

Special Weekend Issues 

"for Benefit of Guests 

Acts in House Party Show 

The annual houseparty invasion pro- 
duces characteristic reactions in the two 
Williams magazines. The Purple Cow 
responding with a festive series of party 
cartoons and features while the more 
staid Skekh remains aloof from the active 
revelry but bows to the spirit of the 
occasion by coming out with an unusually 
interesting list of features. Both publica- 
tions appear today in time for the antici- 
pated brisk weekend trade. 

Sketch reproduces the prize winning 
pictures of the Williams photo exhibit 
in a folio suitable for framing. The two 
lead articles will be by Professors Brooks 
and Schuman on opposite sides of the 
foreign policy question. Dr. Brooks, 
writing on "International Vigilantism," 
defends the isolationist point of view 
while Professor Schuman advocates col- 
lective action for world peace by the 
democratic nations in "Peace and Col- 
lective Insecurity." The title of the third 
feature article, "Guide for Campus 
Politicians," speaks for itself. 

Stories are contributed by Frank D. 
Brown '40, whose "Lonely Road" is a 
psychological study of the life of a south- 
ern farm boy, and Thayer Hopkins '39 
who tells the story of the disillusionment 
of a youth who meets his lady love for a 
party in the city in "New York Date." 
David Simonds '39 has written "The 
Valley," the longest poem yet to be pub- 
lished in Sketch, while other poems are 
contributed by Brown and James M. 
Ludlow '39. 

Traces Lahmazi's Caraar 

The feature "Sketches from Life" will 
present a biography of Herbert H. Lehman 
'99, while the music and sports columns 
appear as usual. The latter is a presen- 
tation of the difficulties involved in 
making out an athletic schedule. Marshall 
J. Wolfe '38, has written his last poem 
ever to appear in Sketch, "Intransigeant." 

With this issue Sketch announces the 
appointment of Alexander R. Holliday 
and Frank D. Brown '40 to the editorial 

Dances, Athletic 
Events, Feature 
Gay Three Days 

Williamstown Is Packed 
to Gapacity as Alumni 
Augment Large Crowd 

12 Teams Arrive 

Mnc ■Pejrton Hurt who takes rol* of Essie 
in Ah Wilderness. 

Hay ward Announces 
U.C. Weekend Rules 

Dormitories Will Be Open 
from Eleven to Seven 
for Houseparty Guests 

Friday, May 13 — College rules regarding 
the entertainment of girls in dormitories 
have been especially revised for May 13, 
14, and 15. The new rule provides for a 
11.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m. period in which girls 
may be in students' rooms, in contrast to 
the regular 1.00 p.m.-6.30 p.m. stipulation. 

The rules requiring students to gain 
permission and give the names of their 
girls to the acting dean beforehand, as 
well as providing that no girl shall be in 
dormitories unescorted by an under- 
graduate, apply during house parties as 

William C. Hayward '39, president of 
the Undergraduate Council, announced 
Thursday that, "All driving and parking 
on the grass or sidewalks is absolutely 
prohibited," and added, "It is asked that 
(ConUBUfld on Fourtli Pag*) 

By Winship A. Todd '40 

Friday, May 13 — Civilization as ideally 
conceived by the undergraduate flocks 
to the Berkshires today when Williams 
"flings open wide its golden gates" to an 
invasion of five-hundred girls from thirty 
states, two hundred alumni and guests, 
and twelve visiting athletic teams for a 
weekend of intensive dancing, varied 
athletic endeavor, play-going, mass treks 
to the country, and general house party 

Cap and Bells' performance of Ah 
Wilderness last evening served as an 
appropriate preliminary to the most 
respected three days on the Williams 
calendar. The rise of the curtain on the 
second performance tonight will officially 
open a weekend of events which include 
eight dances at fraternities and the Gar- 
field Club Friday night, two tea dances 
Saturday afternoon, eight more affairs 
that evening, seven athletic contests in 
Williamstown, and the crew's initial Spring * 
appearance on Lake Pontoosuc. 

Of the thirty contributing states. New 
York leads with a total of 151 girls, while 
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania follow 
with seventy-six and thirty-four, respec- 
tively. They hail from Atlanta, Georgia, 
to Augusta, Maine, from London, England 
to San Francisco, California. Although 
459 feminine guests were officially listed 
at The Record poll on Tuesday, it is 
estimated that well over five hundred will 
be on hand by this evening. Rooming 
houses in and around Williamstown are 
jammed to capacity, and word has it 
that there is scarcely room for dust to 
collect on the window-sills. 

Count on Old Sol 

Although Professor Willis I. Milham, 
Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, 
declined to submit a weekend weather 
report, preparations for a general crusade 
to the country indicate that the under- 
graduate has assumed all responsibility 
for Old Sol's being on hand for these 
functions. Spring Street merchants re- 
ported that the volume of business in 
correct outdoor wear is significant evidence 
that Williams picnickers do not plan 
to be taken off their guard should another 
(ConUuued on Eleventh Page) 



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gorical portrait of the weekend situation. 
The same cartoonist has drawn a house 
part\' graph wliich shows in more or less 
statistical form the course of the celebra- 
tion from the sending of the invitation 
to the return to classes. ■ 

Alice Comes to Town 

"Alice in Williamstown," with illus- 
trations by IJrent Brown, is an account 
of the adventures of Lewis Carroll's 
heroine amid the dangers and tempta- 
tions of the Berkshire Hills, while "The 
Nice Boy and the Chaste Goddess" des- 
cribes the reactions of a son of Bacchus 
and a Greek barmaid in the same situation. 

"Snow White and the Seven Pillars 
of Wisdom," a review of Dr. Schuman's 
International Politics and Webster's dic- 
tionary, and a poetic opus entitled 
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of l'X)9 applying to the situation and pro- 
hibited the distribution of circulars by 
the Federation of Dyers which is seeking 
to enter the Arnold Print Works. Union 
officials contend that the municipal statute 
contravenes a decision nunle by the 
Supreme Court this March against a 
somewhat similar Georgia local ordinance. 

But Harry A. Glovsky, North Adams 
City Solicitor, claims that the law remains 
valiil in the face of the court ruling and 
will be strictly enforced, even to the point 
of making arrests. Chief of Police Michael 
Conlon, a Williamstown resident, reserves 
any predictions"until something happens." 
McBain Speaks of 'Rights' 

Despite this decision, Daniel McBain, 
organizer for the Federation of Dyers in 
the Arnold Print Works, told this reporter, 
"When the proper time comes, we'll go 
ahead and exercise our rights." The 
union men in the Sprague plant feel they 
"are not involved in the leaflet affair" 
as they have been passing out their cir- 
culars without bothering to seek per- 
mission from the police. "We'll go ahead 
and ignore Conlon's ruling," Ray Shea, 
vice-president of Local 249, told this 

As leader of the collegiate activities, 
Stedman has taken charge of the Student 
Union's labor committee, organized three 
weeks ago, and will co-ordinate the divi- 
sions concentrating on the niembersliip 
drive and the distribution of union liter- 
ature. Rhodes Scholar Marshall J. Wolfe 
'38, heads a special committee assigned 
to work with Sprague employees in the 
protluction of a shop paper which will 
appear this week, tentatively named the 
Sprague Condenser. 

Students Plan Dramatics 

As a drawing card to attract new mem- 
bers, the C.I.O. will keep its office open 
to hear appeals on the state unemploy- 
ment compensation laws. A special Wil- 
liams group is working with a committee 
of employees that has functioned in the 
past in this capacity. Another under- 
graduate body, led by Pierce G. Freder- 
icks '41, is writing to Dubinsky's Gar- 
ment Workers' Union for information on 
the presentation of dramatic programs. 

In a surprise movement last week, the 
Sprague officials decided "on the facts 
submitted" that "the Independent Con- 
denser Workers Local No. 2 represents a 
majority of employees" and recognized 
it as "exclusive bargaining agency." 

For a long time the C.I.O. union has 
contended that the second outfit was 
inspired by the management, as it popped 
into existence the night after the first 
independent local accepted C.I.O. affilia- 
tion. Now, the Lewis men charge that 
Sprague has violated a "gentleman's 
agreement" in which he reputedly pro- 
mised a National Labor Relations Board 
preliminary examiner to recognize neither 
union until consulting the Board. 
Sprague Denies Chsu^es 

Robert C. Sprague, Williamstown res- 
ident and head of the condenser plant 
recently refuted C.I.O. charges in an 
interview for The Record. The sugges- 
tion of a "gentleman's agreement" he 
called "absolutely not correct." The 
N.L.R.B. examiner, he said, found no 
ground for preferring charges against the 
management and admitted the company 
had adhered strictly to the act. Mr. 
Sprague added that N.L.R.B. officials 
had conferred with his attorney in Boston 
over the "very proper recognition" of 
the second union, and had done nothing 
about the company's move. 

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Alpha Delta Phi 

The Misses Mardie Baker, Grosse 
roiiile, Mich.; Eleanor Beattie, Utica, 
K. y.; Hester Boyer, Cleveland, Ohio; 
i;ii/al)eth Crandell, Bronxville, N. Y.; 
Dcljorah Davenport, Forest Hills, L. I.; 
(iiriil Farrin^ton, Cleveland, Ohio; Keid 
Handy, N. Y. C; Dorothy Hermann, New 
Dritain, Conn.; Harriet Holmes, West 
OniiiRe, N. J.; Cornell Kinsey, Toledo, 
Ohio; Carolyn Levering, Baltimore, Md.; 
Aiini' MacFarland, Pasadena, Calif.; Mary 
McEvoy, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Esther 
Merchant, West Newton; Patricia Phillips, 
Cleveland, Ohio; Ethel Prosser, N. V. C; 
Marjorie Stewart, N. Y. C; Ruth Tully, 
Hronxville, N. Y.; and Millie Turner, 
Beverly Farms. 

Beta Theta Pi 

The Misses Ruth Angus, Dallas, Texas; 
lictty Bentley, Norfolk; Mary Ann 
Hrereton, Providence, R. I.; Jeanne Buse, 
Newton; Virginia Chamberlain, Kansas 
City, Mo.; Polly Cox, Norwood; Barbara 
Cox, Norwood; Mary Kllen Forbes, 
Belmont; Doris Geihier, Holyoke; Louise 
Gordon, Wcstfield, N. J.; Jean Gysan, 
Belmont; Dorothy Hodge, N. Y. C; 
Gladys Home, Melrose; Betty Humphrey, 
North Tonawanda, N. Y.; and Margaret 
Kceler, Bennington, Vt. 

The Misses Mary Nelson, Herkimer, 
N. Y.; Ida Leblanc, Mobile, Ala.; Janes 
Miller, Kansas City, Mo.; Peggy Palmer, 
Hastings, N. Y.; Hazel Patrick, Belmont; 
Ellen Rivinius, Winchester; Betsy Sage, 
Bridgeport, Conn.; Betty Jean Shelton, 
Reading, Pa.; Phyllis Sheriffs, Winnetka, 
111.; Ann Smith, Richmond, Va.; Jane 
Strahan, Sands Point, L. 1.; Betty Lou 
Swenson, Ft. Thomas, Ky.; Mary Taylor, 
Kansas City, Mo.; Elizabeth Wallace, 
Winnetka, 111.; Doryn Weaver, Island 
Park, L. 1.; Virginia Wilson, New London, 
Conn.; and Margaret Wood, Richmond, 

Chi Psi 

The Misses Betty Averitt, Chatham, 
N. J.; Harriet Bontecon, Briarcliff, N. Y.; 
Jane Bemis, Scarborough, N. Y.; Mildred 
Braker, Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; Theodosia 
Burr, Winnetka, III.; Suzanne Callaway, 
Kansas City, Mo.; Nancy Chisler, Welles- 
ley; Betsy Douglas, South Orange, N. J.; 
Louise Callaghan, Washington, D. C; 
Lucy Glazebrook, Bennington, Vt.; Pa- 
mela Brinton, N. Y. C; Nancy Gay, 
Holvoke; Judith Gravely, Poughkecpsie, 
N. v.; Jane Fuller, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Judith Harris, Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; 
Bettye Hughes, N. Y. C; June King, 
South Hamilton; Joan Miller, Norfolk, 
Va.; Frances Mist, Boston; and Nora 
Hass, Wellesley. 

The Misses Elizabeth Norman, Wil- 
mington, Del.; Elizabeth Osbournc, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; Mary Peters, Lancaster, 
Ohio; Jean Pettibone, Winnetka, III.; 
Peggy Powers, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; 
Eleanor Keisinger, Chicago, III.; Patsy 
Rice, N. Y. C; Shirley Ann -Sawyer, 
Briarcliff, N. Y.; Jane Salsich, Briarcliff, 
N. Y.; Jane Rubicam, Poughkecpsie, 
N. Y.; Jean Sheebe, Northampton; Mary 
Lou Votava, Northampton; Marjorie 
Wallace, Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; Lorraine 
Walther, N. Y. C; Kay Wood, Holyoke; 
Margot Webbe, Winnetka, III.; and Kay 
VVygant, Birmingham, Mich. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon 

The Misses Eleanor Ainslie, West 

Newton; Thelma Bills, Longnieadow; 
Betty Anne Cleavcland, N. Y. C; Mad- 
eleine Corley, Williamstown; Polly 
Deacon, Waterbury, Conn.; Martha Fair- 
back, St. Louis, Mo.; Betty Gaitlan, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Martha Goodwin, 
Brookville, Ind.; Stella W. Gordon, 
Ardsley-on-Hudson, N. Y.; Mary Annis 
Haskel, Leicester; and Abby Holmes, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The Misses Emily Jamieson, Warren, 
Penn.; Honora Kamnierer, Avon, Conn.; 
Mischa Leffingwell, N. Y. C; Evelyn 
Makepeace, Waterbury, Conn.; Mary Mc- 
Cormick, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mary Louise 
Mears, Williamstown; Janet Miller, 
Maplewood, N. J.; Betty Patton, Glen 
Ridge, N. J.; Jean Sage, Neenah, Wis.; 
Betsy Shartel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 
Sarah Smith, N. Y. C; Polly Spear, Bound 
Brook, N. J.; Florence Webb, North- 
hampton; Margaret Witenian, Swarth- 
more, Penn.; and Nancy Zinsser, Great 
Neck, L. 1. 

Delta Phi 

The Misses Henrietta Hiscock, Syr- 
acuse, N. Y.; Jane Hartington, Benning- 
ton, Vt.; Peggy Allen, N. Y. C; Madelein 
Chittenden, Binghaniton, N. Y.; Ruth 
Kane, Montclair, N. J.; Helen Keeler, 
Boston, Mass.; Marjorie Pugh,So. Orange, 
N. J.; Bea Perrin, Greenwich, Conn.; 
Annie Lea Duncan, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
Denise Peloquin, Middlebury, Vt.; Anne 
Tompkinson, Philadelphia, Pa.; Sophie 
Hubbel, Maplewood, N. J.; Mary Louise I 
Pierce, Saratoga, N. Y.; Florence Nimick, 
Greenwich, Conn.; Euie Ted Lilley, 
Waterbury, Conn,; Elizabeth Hill, Hart- 
ford, Conn.; and Jean Parry, Cornell-on- 
the-Hudson, N. Y. 

The Misses Eileen Meek, N. Y. C; 
Margaret Parry, N. Y. C; Nancy 
Twitchell, Haddonfield, N. J.; Barbara 
Beal, Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; Joanne 
Moody, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; 
Patricia Ferguson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
Barbara McDonald, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Mercia Park, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Edith 
Conklin, Augusta, Me.; Margot Burnett, 
Haddonfield, N. J.; Hilda Reer, Rye, 
N. Y.; Betty Elder, Albany, N. Y.; Ann 
Parson, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Barbara 
Anderson, Farmington. 

Delta Pai 

The Misses Maida Babson, West 
Orange, N. J.; Nona Baldwin, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; Joan Benoit, Briarcliff 
Manor, N. Y.; Harriet Brewer, Pough- 
kecpsie, N. Y.; Betty Blondy, Bronx- 
ville, N. v.; Betty Browning, Tenafly, 
N. J.; Virginia Danforth, N. Y. C; 
Martha Flagg, Kansas City, Mo.; Joan 
Holloway, Wheeling, W. Va.; Peggy 
Hillier, Boston; Pauline Horn, South 
Orange, N. J.; Lucy Keeler, Winnetka, 
III.; Nancy Landenberger, Chestnut Hill, 
Pa.; Helen Leonard, Brookline; Betty 
MacDonald, Briarcliff Manor, N. Y.; 
Betsy Marden, Bennington; Barbara 
Messinger, Hartford, Conn.; F" ranees 
Paul, Upland, Calif.; Ruth Reed, Yonkers, 
N. Y.; Patty Shorey, Northampton; 
Anne Titus, Wellesley; Betty Walsh, 
Pelham, N. Y.; and Margaret Woods, 
Sweet Briar, Va. 

Delta Upsilon 

The Misses Elizabeth Berry, Oil City, 
Pa.; Eleanor Bosworth, Denver, Colorado; 
Peggy Fair, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Ruth Foster, 
Northampton; Rowena Goddard, N. Y. 


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C.; Jane Garland, Saco, Maine; Helen 
Hardy, Andover; Cecille Hennessy, New 
Rochelle, N. Y.; Connie Hirst, Newton; 
Ann Humphreys, Chicago, 111.; Marjorie 
Johnson, South Weymouth; and Bette 
Karcher, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Misses Eleanor Kenney, Chestnut 
Hill; Jean Leckie, Columbus, Ohio; 
F^lizabeth Moir, Boston; Ethel Moore, 
New Rochelle, N. Y.; Ann Morgan, 
Albany, N. Y.; Martha Mouch, Columbus, 
Ohio; Jane Newhall, Williamstown; Nancy 
Schwab, Atlanta, Ga.; Jane Stillwell, 
Cleveland, Ohio; Barbara Tolman, Boston, 
Maine; Celeste Wakem, Chicago, III.; 
Gloria Watkins, Detroit, Mich.; Barbara 
Whitcomb, Detroit, Mich.; and Enid 
White, Auburndale. 

Garfield Club 
The Misses Anne Appleton, N. Y. C; 
Alice Austen, Torrington, Conn.; Adele 
Bagg, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Elsie Beaton, 
Northampton; Betty Baker, Maplewood, 
N. J.; Norma Bcatty, Longnieadow; 
Arline Beaumont, Rocky Hill, Conn.; 
Frances Bensing, N. Y. C; Barbara 
Bernian, West Hartford, Conn.; Virginia 
Bisgood, N. Y. C; Suzanne 
Blumenthal, N. Y. C; Betty 
Branch, Cambridge; Mary Bray, North- 
ampton; Ruth Callender, Chicago, III.; 
Betty Chambers, Rochester, N. Y.; 
Peggy Chapman, Patchogue, N. Y.; 
Margaret Child, Findlay, Ohio; and Rita 
Con very, Trenton, N. J. 

The Misses Ruth Dennison, Pittsfield, 
Ruth Dobie, Bronxville, N. Y.; Rose 
Mary Engler, Troy, N. Y.; Louise Flahndi- 
baht, Riparius, N. Y.; Esther Forbes, 
Stamford, Conn.; Doris Foreman, Briar- 
cliff, N. Y.; Elizabeth Foster, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; Irene Frank, N. Y. C; Barbara 
Fuller, Canaan, Conn.; Peggy Lou Greg- 
ware, Troy, N. Y.; Laura Hanken, Mil- 
ford, Conn.; Mary Hewitt, N. Y. C; 
Virginia Hotchner, Flushing, L. I.; 
Dorothy Johnson, N. Y. C; Gwen 
Johnson, Lenox, Mass.; Peggy Kirk, 
West Hartford, Conn.; Genee Kobracker, 
Columbus, Ohio; and Elsie Kornbrath, 
Greenwich, Conn. 

The Misses Helen Lathrop, Fall River; 
Shirley Lazerus, Springfield; Carol Lewis, 
Shelton, Conn.; Mary Jane Lewis, New 
Canaan, Conn.; Jean McLane, Ashville, 
N. C; Lynette Manny, Larchmont, N. Y'.; 
Muriel R. Mason, Westboro; Priscella 
Metcalf, Pasadena, Cal.; Virginia Miller, 
Haddonfield, N. J.; Barbara Morgan, 
Torrington, Conn.; Elaine Pear, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; Peggy Perlman, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
Mildred Pfaelzer, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mary 
Jane Purrington, South Hadley; Patricia 
Rowland, Plainfield, N. J.; Marilena 
Ruger, Patchogue, N. Y.; Sylvia Spiegel, 
Plattsburgh, N. Y.; Arlene Solomon, 
N. Y. C; Martha Welch, Wellesley; 
Patricia Whittemore, Elizabeth, N. J.; 
and Ruth Williams, Proctor, \'t. 
Kappa Alpha 
The Misses Barbara Burdick, Albany, 
N. Y.; Mary Cape, Ardsley, N. Y.; 
Carolyn Case, Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; 
Elizabeth Davidson, Dongan Hills, Staten 
Island, N. Y.; Elizabeth Dewey, Wor- 
cester; Peggy Emery, Pasadena, Cal.; 
Margaret Howe, Waterford, Conn.; Betty 
Hughes, Albany, N. Y.; Lovella Hurd, 
Indianapolis, Ind.; Betty Lyon, Albany, 
N. Y.; Edith Pratt, Williamstown; Edith 
Russell, Bronxville, N. Y.; Juelanne Sack, 
Westport, Conn.; Kathie Stahl, Larch- 
mont, N. Y.; Evelyn Thompson, Union- 
town, Pa.; Helen Thompson, North 
Hoosic, N. Y.; Ann Witten, San Francisco, 
Cal.; and Betty Wooster, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Phi Delta Theta 
The Misses Marie Alder, Wilmette, 111.; 
Virginia Ballard, Winnetka, 111.; Marjorie 
Banta, London, Eng.; Constance Barry, 
Hingham; Marjorie Bear, Erie, Pa.; 
Nancy Brandon, Batavia, III.; Dorothy 
Bucher, Sheboygan, Wis.; Doris Clemens, 
Garden City, L. I.; Patricia Deprez, 
Briarcliff, N. Y.; Aline Fox, Locust 
Valley, L. I.; Elizabeth Gittens, Midland, 
Pa.; Dorothy Gittens, Midland, Pa.; 
Dorothy Hanna, Detroit, Mich.; Dorothy 
Holzinger, Riverdale, N. Y.; and Carol 
Jones, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Misses Barbara Latham, Mont- 
clair, N. J.; Anne Litle, Erie, Pa.; Virginia 
Lively, St. Louis, Mo.; Sue Lobler, Mt. 

Carniel, Conn.; IClizabeth Lusk, Rochester, 
N. Y.; Marjorie Morrison, Winnetka, III.; 
Shirk' Nesbit, Columbus, Ohio; Anne 
Perkins, Winston-Salem, N. C; Charlotte 
Poock, Dayton, Ohio; Helen Prentice, 
Ponca City, Okla.; Elsie Quinby, Hollins, 
Va.; Sue Senter, Philadelphia, Pa.; Martha 
Sweeney, Boston; and Barbara White, 
Rochester, N. Y. 

Phi Gamma Delta 

The Misses Carolyn Bull, East Aurora, 
N. Y.; Margaret Butcher, Buffalo, N. Y,; i 
Nancy Jane de Canizares, Cambridge; [ 
Virginia Claus, Erie, Pa.; Pat Donovan, 
Buffalo, N. Y.; Jo Emory, Morristown, 
N. J.; Betty Fenton, Auburn, N. Y.; 
Elizabeth Gregory, Weslfield, N. J.; 
Barbara Hitchings, Maplewood, N. J. 

The Misses Doris Houghton, Worcester; 
Kay Howes, New Bedford; Marjorie 
Krimpton, Boston; Virginia Mosley, East 
Aurora, N. Y.; Janet MacPherson, Fort 
Wayne, Ind.; Ruth McGee, Muncie, Ind.; 
Ruth Prendergast, Cleveland, Ohio; Mary 
Testwuide, Sheboygan, Wis.; Stephanie 
Townsend, N. Y. C; Jean Wood, Great 
Neck, L. L; and Janet Zerfing, Kenwood, 
N. Y. 

Phi Sigma Kappa 

The Misses Cynthia Baldwin, Freeport, 
L. I.; Evelyn Betz, Baltimore, Md.; 
Carolyn Brown, Reading; Mary 
Buck, N. Y. C; Pauline Carrington, 
San Antonio, Tex.; Josephine Carveth, 
Niagara Falls, N. Y.; Betty Dauchy, 
Pelham, N. Y.; Emily Del Mar, Green- 
wich, Conn.; Harriet DeMott, N. Y. C; 
Constance Gilbertson, New Haven, Conn.; 
Patricia Grant, Philadelphia, Pa.; Helen 
Hadley, Boston; Ellen Hagermann, N. 
Y. C; Ann Hommann, Scarsdale, N. Y.; 
Elizabeth Koethen, Niagara Falls, N. Y.; 
Betty Kurtz, Buffalo, N. Y.; Miriam 
Lancaster, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Mary 
Learner, Buffalo, N. Y.; Lorraine Man- 
ning, N. Y. C; and Elsie Murdock, Green- 
wich, Conn. 

The Misses Barbara Neal, Lockport, 
N. Y.; Daphne Nelson, N. Y. C; Mary 
Owens, Lee; Sumie Pfister, Englewood, 
N. J.; Jane Rich, N. Y. C; Jean Rogers, 
Hartford, Conn., Jane Rowley, Cleveland, 
Ohio; Wanda Sobiest, Greenfield; June 
Spreter, Philadelphia, Pa.; Grace Tiffany, 
Winsted, Conn.; Joyce Thompson, Pine 
Orchard, Conn.; Marian Thompson, Can- 
arsie, L. I.; June Vinnedge, Pelham, N. Y.; 
Marie Wales, Mamaroneck, N. Y.; 
Perlee Walradt, Columbus, Ohio; and 
Bobbette Wiley, Birmingham, Mich. 

Psi Upsilon 

The Misses Virginia Balke, Indianapolis, 
Ind.; Anne Burnham, Winnetka, 111.; 
Carolyn Carleton, New Rochelle, N. Y.; 
Dorothy Day, New London, Conn.; 
Nancy Fisher, Ruxton, Md.; Eileen Fitz- 
simmons, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Anne Forbes, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Marjorie Henry, Boston; 
Sally Holt, N. Y. C; Dorothy Hubbell, 
Garden City, N. Y. ; Eleanor Little, Brook- 

The Misses Juliet McAdems, Pough- 
kecpsie, N. Y.; Elice Murdock, Providence, 
R. I.; Virginia Nevens, N. Y. C; Marjorie 
Anne Schriber, Hartford, Conn.; Louisa 
Shankland, Millbrook, N. Y.; Sue Sowards, 
Hartford, Conn.; Susan Whiteley, York, 
Pa.; Natholie Whiting, Beverly Hills, 
Cal.; Jean Williams, Thompson, Conn.; 
and Helen Zabriskie, N. Y. C. 

Sigma Phi 

The Misses Marietta Arguiiiibeau, N. Y. 
C; Helen Ballantine, N. Y. C; Frances 
Berking, Greenwich, Conn.; Kalherine 
Eaton, Sewickley, Pa.; Lisa Gorham, 
Londimville, N. Y.; Frances Tracy 
Haight, New York City; Shirley Haller, 
Rochester, N. Y.; Priscilla Hartnian, 
Milwaukee, Wis.; Kalherine Harlwell, 
Stamford, Conn.; Helen Hughes, Farm- 
ington, C<mn.; Jean Lichl, F2nglewood, 
N. J.; Allison Littell, Gloversville, N. Y.; 
Mary Ellen Mercer, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
and Helene Messer, Newton. 

Ihe Misses Barbara Claire Newell, Og- 
densburg, N. Y.; Au(lre>' Oakley, Green- 
wich, Conn; Marion Plunkett, Troy, N.Y.; 
Helen Rotch, Boston; Mildred Stull, Ches- 
ter, Pa.; Margaret Treadway, N. V. C; 
Mary Tripp, Fall River; Isiibelle X'ander- 
kloot, Annapolis, Md.; Polly White, 
Waterbury, Conn.; Frances Winans, 
Greenwich, Conn,; and Blair Wood, 
N. Y C. 

Theta Delta Chi 
The Misses Aggie Adams, Boston; 
Mary Lou Benson, Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; 
Mary Burgess, Hartford, Conn.; Florence 
Butcher, Ardmore, Pa.; Betty Clark, 
Benton, Maine; Alice Goodridge, North- 
ampton; Dorothea Greene, Northampton; 
Barbara Griffin, Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; 
Power Hamman, Baltimore, Md.; Betty 
Harkness, Boston; Jane Holmes, Benning- 
ton, Vt.; Jane Krepps, New London, 
Conn.; Hilda Loucke, (Hen Ridge, N. J.; 
and Mariette Lane, Portland, Maine. 

The Misses Mary Kirtley Maxfield, 
East Orange, N. J.; Joan Moxley, N. Y. C; 
Peggy Paine, Bronxville, N. Y.; Mary 
Peters, N. Y. C; Harriet Anne Pierce, 
Manchester, Vt.; Eloise Milligan, North- 
ampton; Jane Randall, Paterson, N. J.; 
Edith Rogers, N. Y. C; Ruth Santway, 
Watertown, N. Y.; Betty Silverthorne, 
Bronxville, N. Y.; Sidney Anne Smith, 
Northampton; Bertha Sneck, Maynard; 
Frances Walker, Boston; and Peggy 
Warren, Boston. 

Zeta Psi 
The Misses Margaret Ackerly, N. Y. C; 
Jane Atwater, Greenwich, Conn.; Eleanor 
Bliss, Swanton, Pa.; Mary Bentley Booth, 
Youngstown, Ohio; Doroth\' A. Boyd, 
Poughkecpsie, N. Y.; Peggy Brockie, 
Englewood, N. J.; Connie Fox, Seattle, 
Wash.; Helen Frances, New London, 
Conn.; Jane Halmon, Plainfield, N. J.; 
Lydia Hastings, Highland Park, 111.; 
Mary Howard, Elizabeth, N. J.; Doris 
Kiefer, Chestnut Hill, Pa.; and Bessie 
Knowlton, Holyoke. 

The Misses Alice Lightner, St. Paul, 
Minn.; Mary Livingston, Marblehead; 
Audrey Raymond, Litchfield, Conn.; 
Lorraine Roach, Highland Park, 111.; 
Carol Russell, Troy, N. Y.; Josephine 
Salsich, Columbus, Ohio; Barbara Siniond, 
Rye, N. Y.; Lee Strickland, Carthage, 
N. Y.; Anne Swift, W'hitinsville; and Mary 
Anne Train, Savannah, Ga. 

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North Adams, Mauachuaetts 

Publiahed Tuesday and Saturday by Student* of WilHama College durlni the school year 
Subacriptiun Price $.1.00 per year. 

Entered at North Adams post office as second class matter Friday, April 8, 1938 
Office of publication: Excelsior Printing Company, North Adaros. Mass. 


May M, 1*3* 

No. 13 

Syphilis Talks Finish 
Round Table Season j 

Dr. Farnsworth Explains 
Venereal Disease Cure 
to Student Gathering 

The Record takes pleasure in announcing that Eugene E. Beyer, 
Jr., '41 of Mount Holly, N. J., and P. Woodbury Smith '41 of Beverly 
have been elected to the editorial board. 


{Gelett Burgess, ivho immortalized the purple cow with his short rhyme, 
"I never saw a purple cow . . . ," now comes to the fore to instruct the Wil- 
liams house party hosts and their fair guests in the rules of the game with a 
few of his Maxims of Methuselah.) 

"A maiden scenteth trouble afar and avoideth a scene, but the 
foolish damsel exclaimeth: Don't'. 

"Better are two left-handed gloves than a man in the moonlight 
with the wrong woman. 

"In the game of love there is but one law: Thou shah make neither 
Myself nor her ridiculous. 

"In woman's eyes a lie is but a half-truth. 

"Her ways are the ways of pleasantness, she considereth man as a 
child. She feedeth man's pride and nourisheth it, and he groweth fat; 
his chest protrudeth. 

"The end of a flirtation is as when one letteth out the last gasp of a 
syphon, but love endeth like the chianti flask, its drops are bitter." 

Home Party Menace Meets Match in Ma4;hine 

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Fellow with girl sees "wolf" coming. He lights cigarette (A). Smoke gets in midget's 
eyes (B), causing him to weep. Saint Bernard (C) thinks midget is in distress, 
and comes to his aid, thereby causing cage (D) to be swung over to where ravenous- 
ly hungry monkey (E) can grab bananas (F) which he eats, dropping the peels (G) 
all over the floor. "Wolf" slips on peels, and incapacitates himself for the rest of 
the weekend. If he should recover, the fellow can pull out pin (H) and the whole 
machine will collapse on the "wolf." The wild life for the machine will be 
obtainable anywhere this weekend. 


4.00 p.m. — Varsity Track. Williams vs. 

Amherst. Weston Field. 
4.00 p. ni— Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Brown in N.E.I.Ci.A. match. Taconic 

4.00 p.m. — Freshman Baseball. Williams 

vs. Wesleyan. MiiUlletown, Conn. 
4.15 p.m. — Varsity Lacrosse. Williams vs. 

Tufts. Cole Field. 
4.15 p.m. — Freshman Lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Gow School. Cole Field. 
8.30 p.m. — Cap and Bells presents Ah 

Wilderness. Opera House. 

9.00 a.m. — Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 
Dartmouth in N.E.I.G.A. match. Taconic 

2.00 p.m. — Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Harvard in N.E.I.G.A. match. Taconic 

2.00 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 

M.I.T. Sage Hall Courts. 
2.00 p.m. — Freshman Track. Williams vs. 

Amherst and Wesleyan. Little Three 

championship meet. Weston Field. 
3.00 p.m. — F"reshman Golf. Williams vs. 

Clark School. Taconic Course. 
10.30 p.m.— Reverend Charles H. Cad- 

igan, director of religious activities at 

Amherst College, will conduct the 

Sunday morning services. Thompson 

Memorial Chapel. 


No cars may be parked in the Berkshire 
Quadrangle from 6.00 p.m. through 
Sunday night. Students are reminded that 
no valuables should be left in parked cars 
at any time. 

Undergraduates are warned that dormi- 
tory rooms should be locked when they 
are unoccupied. 

M. A. O'Dell 
College Officer 

EoUpM This morning from 4.18 to 5.09 

Hay ward Announces Rules 
For Parties over Weekend 

(Contliiued from First Page) 
particular care be taken of fraternity 
lawns this weekend." 

The following regulations have been 
drawn up and approved by the Under- 
graduate Council, and apply to all stu- 
dents, alumni, and guests: 

1 . The head of each house is responsible 
to the Undergraduate Council for the 
conduct of the members of his house at 
all dances. The head of each house is also 
responsible for the conduct of the party 
given at his house. 

2. There shall be gentlemanly conduct 
at all times in each house and at each 

3. A chaperone shall live at each inn, 
boarding house, or fraternity where girls 
are staying, and they shall be informed of 
the house party rules. 

4. Houses putting up girls must sub- 
mit to the Undergraduate Council names 
of their chaperones and a statement of 
approval from the house trustees. 

5. Each house shall submit to the 
Undergraduate Council lists including the 
name of every girl attending house parties, 
the place where each will stay, and the 
names of the chaperones not less than 
three days before house parties. 

6. House chaperones shall be present 
at all times when girls are in the house, 
and shall not leave while the girls are liv- 
ing there. The chaperones must be present 
at the dances given by the house at which 
they are staying. 

7. Girls are allowed to be in the college 
dormitories from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., 
and at no other time. This revised rule 
applies May 13, 14, and 15 only. 

8. Any house convicted by the Under- 
graduate Council of violating these regu- 
lations shall forfeit the right to give parties for one year following the 
violation. Any case of individual violation 
beyond reasonable control of the house 
involved, may be under the jurisdiction 
of the Undergraduate Council, and, if 
necessary, be referred to the Committee 
on Discipline of the College. 

9. A copy of these regulations shall be 

Problems in the qontrol of syphilis 
formed the topic of discussion at the last 
student-faculty round table discussion, 
held Wednesday afternoon in Grifiin Hall. 
Results of a campus-wide poll held before 
the forum indicated an overwhelming 
majority of undergraduates in favor of 
adoption by the Unittd States of a pro- 
gram for the control of venereal diseases 
similar to the one now in force In Denmark. 

Donald E. Rich'mond, assistant pro- 
fessor of mathematics, opened the forum 
with a discussion of public opinion on 
syphilis. "In the problem of syphilis one 
immediately realizes the tragic gap be- 
tween what Is known and what is ac- 
complished. With our knowledge we could 
wipe out the disease in a generation," he 
said. Describing the program now in 
effect in Denmark, he pointed out that 
that country has less than three per cent 
of the number of cases In 100,000 that are 
known in the United States. The Danish 
program Includes compulsory treatment 
and check-ups and free medical care for 
those who cannot pay. 

The medical aspect of the problem was 
presented by Dr. Dana L. Farnsworth, 
assistant director of health and athletics. 
He stated that the chief obstacle in the 
wa\ of curing syphilis was the expense 
involved in the cure, ranging f rom $78 in 
(Continued on FUtli Page) 

Ol Moon there will be a total eclipse sent to all fraternities as well as to the 
of the full moon. ( places where girls are staying. 

W. S. U. Aids Labor's 
North Adams Drive 

(Continued horn Second Page) 

"Our problem," Mr. Sprague com- 
mented, "is to handle our affairs on a 
sound financial basis. What we do is 
based on our own situation In North 
Adams. We want to maintain a healthy 
corporate body, and no one on the out- 
side can pass judgment on the soundness 
of wage reductions cr contractions in 
plant expansion programs." 

Calls for Sportsmanship 
Williams students and professors, he 
argued, have no stake in the effect the 
C.1.0. may have on North Adams. "The 
long-range effects of a successful C.I.O. 
drive on North Adams labor and manage- 
ment are undeterminable," he slid. 
"Because of this uncertainty," Mr. 
Sprague remarked, "it is not s|wrtsman- 
like for outsiders to interfere where they 
have no immediate and vital interests 
dependent upon the outcome of their 

C.I.O. officials countered this view for 
The Record on W'ednesday. McBain, 
organizer for the Dyers, noted that stu- 
dents have a stake In the outcome of 
C.I.O. efforts because "only by a strong 
labor movement cah we safeguard the 
traditions of democracy." Robert Davis, 
U.E.R.M. representative, remarked that 
"a student's inevitable place is in the 
ranks of the working class," and then 
added "the destiny of the working class 
Is our own destiny and the effect of the 
C.I.O. on standards of living will affect 
every Williams student." 

C.I.O. members realize they are "up 
against more than Sprague's." They claim 
"we're up against tradition. The average 
person at Sprague's has no idea of the 
possibilities of a good union. Mothers 
and fathers have been warning their 
children to 'have nothing to do with the 
C.I.O., it means trouble.' " 

Plan Cultural Center 
With assistance from the Williams 
group, the C.I.O. supporters want to make 
their organization "the social and cul- 
tural center of North Adams" and plan 
to offer everything from libraries to labor 
courses and from forums to concerts. 
To this end they hope to break down the 
anti-union tradition that permeates the 

C.I.O. members maintain that em- 
ployer-Inspired fear and suggested repri- 
sals impede organization in what they 
claim is one of the only two condenser 
plants that continue without national 
union aflfillation and with the lowest 
wages scales. 

Taking advantage of reported dissen- 
sions In the second employee group, the 
C.I.O. office has prepared a thorough 
canvass of the workers. Among the lower 
classes, If not among the city's dominant 
faction, they hope to break the principle 
that "North Adams has never been a 
union town and never will," and the 
usual query of, "Why pay higher wages 
when the people have no place to s()end 

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Worcester Editorial 
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Calling the recent appointment of Max 
Lerner to the Williams faculty "refreshing 
news," an editorial in Wednesday's Wor- 
cester Telegram complimented Williams, 
"that stronghold of economic royalists,"for 
holding true to its liberal traditions when 
"so many Mayor Hagues, big and little, 
are abroad in the land doing their worst 
to destroy freedom of speech and freedom 
of press." 

The editorial pointed out that although 

Or. Lerner is not a Granville Hicks, or a 

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Stanley P. Benton '10 

Benton Is Candidate 
For Alumni Trustee 

This is the third in a series of articles 
which will appear in The Record con- 
cerning the candidates who have been 
nominated for the position of alumni 
tru:tee of the college. 

An outstanding athlete in the class of 
1910, Stanley P. Benton, born in West 
Rrookfiekl, played on the varsity hockey 
team for four years and was elected cap- 
tain for his last season, lie was also made 
captain of the varsity tennis team senior 
year, played cluss basketball four years 
and was manager of viirsity basketball. 
Honored by the class as permanent 
secretary, he was a member of the Mission 
Study Comn ittee of the Y.M.C.A. 

At present a resident of Pittsfield, Mr. 
Benton is president and director of E. D. 
Jones & Sons Company, director and chair- 
man of the trust committee of the Pitts- 
field Third National Bank & Trust 
Company, and director and chairman of 
the executive committee of the Keith 
Paper Company of Turners Falls. 

A member of the Executive Committee 
of the Society of Alumni, 19.M-34. he was 
class agent of the Alunmi Fund for 1932, 
and is president of the Williams Athletic 
Council. Mr. Benton is ;.Uo a former 
president of the Berkshire County Wil- 
lian s Alumni Association, president of the 
Ytung Women's Home Association of 
Pittsfield, former chairman of the Pitts- 
field Community Chest, director of the 
Y.M.C.A., Bo\s' Club and Community 
Fund Association, and treasurer of the 
First Church of Christ. 

Affiliated with the Phi Sigma Kappa 
fraternity, he is a trustee of the Eagle- 
brook School of Deerfield, Mass., and 
a member of the Williams and University 
Clubs of New York City. 

Social Diseases Are Topic 
Of Round Table Discussion 

(Continued from Fourth Page) 

the clinics to $350 by a private physician. 
The treatment requires about seventy 
injections and takes about eighteen 
months. Dr. Farnsworth also said that a 
quarter of the people who acquire the 
disease recover naturally, proving that 
the body has powers to resist it. 
Hurt Describes Campaign 
Dr. Peyton Hurt closed the faculty end 
of the discussion with a description of the 
drive which is being conducted by the 
Public Health Service under Surgeon- 
General Thomas Parran. To date the 
campaign has attempted to educate the 
public in the syphilis problem and to 
obtain free drugs and research facilities 
for doctors and hospitals. 


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Undefeated Trackmen to Meet Amherst for Title 

Injury to Cook 
Threatens Eph 
Chances Today 

Gallagher and Gottschalk 

Will Attempt to Take 

; Captain's Place in 440 

Schumo Will Sprint 

Williams Shows Strength 
in Dashes With Result 
Hinging on Field Events 

Friday, May 13 — Severely handicapped 
by the absence of Tiffy Cook, captain and 
ace quarter miler who scored thirteen 
points against the Jeffs a year ago, the 
Williams track and field forces will en- 
gage Amherst on Weston Field this 
afternoon with the Little Three title 
going to the victor. The Ephmen will 
attempt to stretch their winning streak 
which has extended over three meets, 
during which they have won thirty-eight 
out of forty-five firsts. 

Williams' strength in the dashes and 
hurdles is offset by the Sabrinas' power in 
the weights and middle distance races, 
with the jumping events in doubt. If 
Tony Plansky's charges can take a major- 
ity of these doubtful points and perform 
up to standard in the others, they will 
bring the Little Three title to Williams- 
town and register their first win over 
Amherst since 1932 when Captain Fred 
Tuttle led an underdog team to a 71-64 
defeat of the Sabrinas. 

Amherst has signified their intention of 
entering four men in the dashes and 
hurdles, which will make it necessary to 
run heats in those events. This action 
may keep Roger Moore from entering the 
quarter, in which he placed second to 
Captain Cook at Middletown last Satur- 
day. Heats would require him to run four 
hurdle races, making it next to impossible 
for him to compete in the 440. 

Even without Moore the Ephmen can 
enter a strong trio in the quarter. Pete 
Gallagher won the event at Middlebury, 
was second at Vermont, and third in the 
Williams 440 sweep last week, while 
Shadow Gottschalk took first in the 
Vermont meet. The third place may be 
filled by Ed Whitaker who was a member 
of the mile relay team last winter. 

The dashes, which will also be run in 
heats as matters now stand, will feature 
Bob Schumo who won the century at 

(Continued on Eighth Page) 

Warma Up for Sabrinas 

Rog Moore, Ace Purple Hurdler 

Oarsmen Stage 
Race with B. U. 
This Afternoon 

Houseparty Guests Will 
See Colorful Spectacle 
on Lake Pontoosuc, as 
Crew Concludes Season 

Friday, May 13 — Amid a flourish of 
trumpets from the Williams band, the 
unofficial crew left for Lake Pontoosuc 
this afternoon to engage in its second and 
final encounter of the season. It is hoped 
that several thousand people will line 
the shores to watch the sweepswingers of 
Williams and Boston University battle 
it out over the mile course, with the start 
slated for S.15 p.m. 

No detail has been overlooked in an 
effort to make this race one of the out- 
standing houseparty events. In addition 
to the send-off of the band and the color- 
ful streamer on Morgan Hall, Pittsfield 
is also doing its part. The Pontoosuc 
Lake Association has lent two launches 
for the occasion, and has arranged for a 
broadcast over the local station WBRK, 

' (Continued on Ninth Page) 


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Yearlings Trim Deerfield Athletes, 20-8, 
on Diamond; 16-0, in 3rd Tennis Victory 

Bill Fowle's freshman crew achieved 
near immortality Wednesday afternoon 
when they not only slugged sixteen hits 
off four pitchers to trounce Deerfield 
20-8, but never even allowed the Green 
and White forces an opportunity to use 
Coach Frank L. Boyden's famed squeeze 
play. Shaun Meehan was highly instru- 
mental in stretching the yearling's un- 
defeated streak to four wins by his perfect 
day at bat, a four-ply blow, two triples 
and a single, boosting his average to .740. 

Though the visitors gathered fourteen 
safe hits off Bob Jordan, who struck out 
four to be credited with a victory over his 
former alma mater in his first start of the 
season, and Trapper Wheeler who twirled 
the last two innings, their attack lost 
much of its ting through over-confident 
base running, for three were nipped at 
third while attempting to stretch legiti- 
mate doubles into three-baggers. 
Wood Gets Four Hits 

In their half of the first inning, Deer- 
field rapped out a two run lead which was 
quickly nullified when Williams batted 
around to the tune of five runs, gaining a 
lead which was never seriously threatened. 
The Purple players staged their most 
impressive offensive display to date, 
scoring in every inning as Pat Hoysradt 
and Frankie Busch contributed triples, 
the latter and Shorty Farrell both gaining 
three safe blows in four times, at bat. 

Defensively, also, the team reached new 

heights after weathering a sloppy first 
inning. Frankie Bush figured in two double 
killings, handling numerous chances un- 
erringly to set the pace for deft infield 
play, while Bob Wood, Deerfield first 
sacker, stood out for the visitors, solving 
Jordan for a quartet of safe hits to lead 
the Green and White scoring columns. 

Maintaining their undefeated record, 
the yearling netmen administered a crush- 
ing 16-0 defeat to the Green and White 
forces Wednesday, using both the Sage 
and Lynde Lane courts as they swept 
eleven singles and five doubles matches 
with the loss of but five sets. 

Ford Shows Nice Control 

In the feature encounter of the after- 
noon Jim Ford was sound in all depart- 
ments and had the necessary control of 
his put-away shots as he defeated the 
first-ranking Dan Gray, 6-4, 6-2. Bill 
Collins, Sandy Johnston, and Jake Earle, 
playing in that order, allowed their re- 
spective opponents a total of two games a 
piece, while George Hallett and Bill 
Morris had little more difficulty in sub- 
duing their men. 

Because Deerfield brought eleven play- 
ers. Hank Gaylord, Bud Kimberly, Paul 
Gravenhorst, Jack Lund, and Bob Morton, 
ranked seven through eleven, respectively, 
all had a chance to perform in an official 
meet. The yearlings will attempt to stretch 
their string of wins to four when they meet 
Hotchkiss on May 18. 

Weight Heavers 
Are Mainstays 
Of Jeff Squad 

Coan, Whitten, and Ward 
Have Led Teammates 
to 3 Wins in 4 Tries 

Gowing to Run Mile 

Captain Also Will Enter 
880; Jeppson to Meet 
Moore in Two Hurdles 

Purple Defaults 
Its Tennis Title 
To Hour Exams 

Most of Team, Champion 
Jarvis Do Not Attend 
New Englands, Prepare 
for MIT Visit Saturday 

Pre-house party hour exams early this 
week kept Williams from a try at retaining 
its year-old leadership in the New England 
Intercollegiate Lawn Tennis Association 
and prevented Captain Al Jarvis from 
defending his singles title on Trinity's 
windswept tapes, although Pete Shonk 
and Warren Paine rescued two matches 
for the Purple out of a total of six played 
by the Ephmen. 

Between the interfering tests back at 
home, Al Jarvis, Jimmy Stanton, Lee 
Stetson, and Gaynor Collester got out their 
racquets for practice sessions before the 
arrival of a strong M.I.T. unit on Satur- 
day. Only a 6-3 loss to Bates mars this 
spring's record of the Techmen who are 
paced by a couple of lefties, a Chinaman, 
and one of the stars at the first day of the 
New Englands, Jack Wholey. 

Bush and Babcock, numbers one and 
two for the Charles River Engineers, 
swing from the port side, while Hung-lo 
Shen piles up the points with his effective 
placements. Plenty of top spin serves and 
a good change of pace help the Cambridge 
netsters to build a strong unit. Coach 
Clarence Chaffee expects a win after the 
battle, but accepts the uncertainties 
inherent in a weekend. 

"Our fellows are going to be up all 
night," he remarked. "Sometimes you 
can stay up and do a good job all through 
(ConUamd on T»nlh Page) 

Lacrosse Team 
Out for Second 
Win Over Tufts 

Ephmen Reign Favorites 
for Today's Encounter 
on Cole Field; Pratt Is 
Still on Hospital List 

Friday, May 13 — Still smarting from 
two defeats last weekend at the hands of 
Dartmouth and New Hampshire, the 
Williams stickmen take the field here 
this afternoon against Tufts, determined 
to return to the winning column. On the 
basis of comparative scores, the Purple 
have a decidetl edge, although they will 
again be playing without the services of 
defenceman Johnny Pratt, who is still 
out with a back injury. 

By Fred Byrne '40 

The Amhersl Student 

Friday, May 13 — Coach Lumleyhasbuilt 
this year's Amherst track team around a 
nucleus of weight men paced by the giant 
Pres Coan of the sophomore class, HoUis 
Whitten, and Harry Ward. The Sabrinas 
have been able to knock off three foes, 
including the strong Wesleyan team, 
suffering a loss only to Brown, but whether 
this strength will be enough to win this 
afternoon and carry the Purple and White 
to another Little Three title is something 
which neither Coach Lumley nor members 
of the team care to predict. 

But suflfice to say that last year Am- 
herst pulled a strategic coup which grabbed 
the meet out of the fire in time for a vic- 
tory. Since then the personnel of the team 
has changed somewhat. Leading the Lord 
Jeff array in track events will be Captain 
(Continusd on Tenth Page) 

Last spring. Captain Tommy Green's 
Purple ten downed the Jumbos, 7-4, and 
Coach Whoops Snively is hopeful of re- 
peating. Tufts defeated M.I.T., 10-8, last 
week at Medford, for its first win of the 
1938 schedule, while the Ephmen had no 
difficulty in outclassing the Engineers, 
13-1, on April 30. 

Captain Joe Sullivan, who was high 
scorer for the Jumbos against Williams 
last year. Norm Harris, and Lincoln 
Crosby lead the visitors attack, with .W 
Kempton and Jimmy Graham bulwarks 
on the defense. The Tufts attack has been 
ragged all season, but showed signs of 
improvement last Saturday when the 
Jumbos topped M.I.T. Tim Ring, Jum- 
bo captain in 1932 and a member of the 
Boston Lacrosse Club for the past five 
years, is coaching the Medford unit for 
the first time this season. 

Williams will again rely on the same 
attack group that has started in the three 
(Continusd on Tenth Page) 

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Purple Upsets Cardinals; 
Drops Contest to Trinity 

Conquers Wesleyan, 7-5, 
in Surprise Win; Loses 
Blue and Gold Tilt, 8-7 

Baldinger Bat Star 

Huff Hadley Scores Third 

I Victory; Hartford Game 

Goes into Extra Inning 

Huff Hadley and his Williams colleagues 
pulled a Purple rabbit out of Wesleyan's 
hat at Middletown Wednesday when they 
scored four runs in the first inning and 
then went on to take a 7-S win from the 
favored and astonished Cardinals who 
hardly expected to be treated in such a 
disrespectful manner. 

The rabbit wasn't around the next 
afternoon, however, when Trinity pushed 
across a run with two outs in the tenth 
inning of an overtime game to win 8-7 at 

In the Wesleyan victory, which marks 
them as an unexpected factor in the race 
for Little Three honors, the Ephmen 
capitalized on their new-found power at 
bat which has netted them three wins in 
their last four starts and fifty-eight runs 
in the last forty-seven innings. Hadley 
went the route for the locals against the 
Cardinals, allowing nine hits to take his 
third win of the season. Trinity, however, 
pasted the offerings of three Williams 
pitchers for thirteen hits, enjoying a six- 
run scoring spree at the expense of Ross 
Brown in the seventh. 

Cotter Walks Durrell 

Frank Cotter got off on the wrong foot 
on the Cardinal mound by walking Larry 
Durrell, Purple lead-ofT man, with four 
straight balls. Bill Stradley singled sharply 
to left, advancing Durrell to second, and 
Doug Stearns then bunted reaching first 
on a bad throw which let Durrell come 

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1941 Lacrosse Team Will 
Face Goto School Today 

Friday, May 13 — This afternoon Ossie 
Tower will lead his lacrosse team against 
a dark horse aggregation from Gow School 
at 3.00 p.m. on Cole Field in the fresh- 
men's second meet of the yeai-. 

With a 10-7 victory over Mt. Hermon 
last week in their initial encounter of the 
season, the Purple ten will try using a 
more smoothly co-ordinated attack. The 
opener was won more through individual 
brilliance than sustained team play and 
accurate passing. Captain Tower leads 
the scoring columns with a four point 
total gathered at his first attack position, 
while George Richards, midfielder, with 
two, and Dirt Collens, recently injured 
Ed Nielsen, and Val Chamberlain with 
one counter apiece complete the quintet 
of veteran stickmen which forms the 
nucleus of the team. 

Ed Taylor, Jock Rice, Bob Herguth, 
Spanky Webb, and Houdini Rudin, 
replacing Phil Bange, in the net compose 
the rest of Coach Dick Colman's starting 
line-up, with Little Joe Conant, Bob 
Taylor, Bill Sebring, and Jerry Melum 
available as first-choice replacements. 

Five Golf Teams Arrive 
For North EIGA Tourney 

Golfers Vanquish Union, 
8-l,Concluding Warm-up 
for Weekend Matches 

Yearling Tracksters 
To Seek Title Today 

Comparative Times Point 
to Close Contest; Ephs 
Strong in Field Events 

This afternoon at 1.00 p.m. Captain 
Bill Victor, ace short distance runner, will 
lead his teammates on Pratt Field to 
meet strong Wesleyan and Amherst track 
units in the annual triangular contest to 
decide the mythical freshman Little 
Three title. 

Coach Tony Plansky refused to venture 
any predictions as to the outcome, but 
expects a better than average group of 
runners to hold their own, and bases his 
hopes for victory on the better perform- 
ances of his strong field entries compared 
with Sabrina and Cardinal figures hung 
up in previous meets. 

If comparative times can be taken as 
conclusive evidence, Bill Victor should 
take both his specialties, for although 
Wesleyan has a 10.8 man in the century, 
Victor has twice cracked 10 flat, and 
both he and Pete Parrish have consistently 
bettered 23.4 which is the low Amherst 
mark in the 220. In the 440, 880, and mile, 
(CoiUnned on Twelfth Page) 


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Coach Dick Baxter's golfers concluded 
an impressive warm-up for the E.I.G.A. 
matches when they crushed a weak Union 
team Wednesday, 8-1, on the Taconic 
course. Bobby Jones, playing number 
four for the Purple, lost the only match 
of the day to Van Ladd by the close count 
of one up. 

Butch Schriber and Andy Anderson 
continued a break-neck pace to annex 
their foursome's three points with ease, 
the former winning, five and four, the 
latter downing Geer, two up, and com- 
bined to take the best ball, four and three. 
Ray Korndorfer, who has not lost a 
match this spring, concluded his round on 
the twelfth green, swamping the Garnet's 
Kopf, seven and six. Frank Gillett topped 
Lord, two and one, finishing with a seven- 
ty-six over the par seventy-three course, 
while Frank Caulk, whose play at num- 
ber six has been erratic, provided the 
surprise of the day by finishing one under 
par, downing Gordon, six and five. 

Starting With a foresight that bordered 
To Roll on the clairvoyant this column 
predicted in the recklessness 
of early Spring that if Williams could 
hit, they'd win. For a time it looked like 
the unseasonal heat had gotten to some- 
body's head. Now, however, things are 
at last beginning to happen around the 
vicinity of home plate, and the climax 
was struck at Middletown on Wednesday 
when a lot of Cardinals saw Purple. Play- 
ing without the services of Captain Phil 
Stearns, the Ephmen ran their string to 
three in a row in surprising Coach Blott's 
forces and bringing their staggering total 
of runs to forty in twenty-five innings. 

It's not hard to understand why Wil- 
liams wins when it scores more runs in 
one game than all the other clubs put 
together, but it is frankly heartening to 
see a leaderless club take hold as Cald- 
well's nine did, away from home and with 
probably no more undergraduates than 
you could count on the fingers of one hand, 
giving them more than a prayer of turn- 
ing the tables on the club Amherst only 
beat 3-2. 

It would be neither smart nor sane to 
guess now that the boys will sweep on 
through the rest of the season in much the 
manner of the Braves of 1914, taking 
Amherst and California along with the 
chaff, but with the consistancy shown by 
the bats of the Stearns twins and Bill 
Stradley and with the latent power hitting 
of Simmons, Michaels, and Nelligan 
always ready to worry opposing hurlers, 
it is safe to predict that the new trend is 

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Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, 
Holy Cross Here; Purple 
to Meet Brown Today 

Ephs Have Taken 4 

Will Seek Share in Title 
Tomorrow Against Big 
Green, Crimson Squads 

not just a flash in the pan. Far from expel- 
ling the familiar cry perpetually and 
nauseously used by the Cub rooters who 
drone, "The Giants? They're just lucky! 
it's^my idea that Williams has actually 
found a way to win: score first and answer 
questions afterward. You hit 'em, George 
I'll get Michell's aspirin tomorrow. 


Friday, May /.?— Fresh from a decisive 
8-1 victory over Union Wednesday, its 
fourth win in five matches, the Williams 
golf team will attempt to stem a stiff 
weekend invasion when it faces Brown 
this afternoon, Harvard tomorrow morn- 
ing at 10.00, and Dartmouth tomorrow 
afternoon at 2.30 p.m. on its own Taconic 
course in the northern division's second 
round of the Eastern Intercollegiate 
Golf Association championships. 

In addition to the Purple's three 
opponents, Yale, seven consecutive times 
eastern champions, and Holy Cross, 
paced by Willie Turnesa, will be in town 
to give Williams house party guests one 
of the most brilliant exhibitions of inter- 
collegiate golf obtainable in the nation. 
Tied with Dartmouth for second place 
in the northern division, the Williams 
golfers are favored over Brown this 
afternoon. The Bruins have bowed to 
Amherst, 5-4, and received a severe trim- 
ming at the hands of Harvard last week, 
while they have successfully overturned 
Tufts and Colby. 

At a distinct advantage on their own 
(Continued on Twelfth Page) 

Aim at EIGA Crown on Own Course This Weekend 

Williams Golfers who meet Brown, Harvard, and Dartmouth on the Taconic Links, 
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Middlebury, and Wesleyan, Gallagher, 
three time winner in the furlong, and 
Whitaker who took the 100 at Amherst 
last year. Gottschalk may be called into 
action to complete the Williams entry list. 

Ted Wills will oppose Cowing of Am- 
herst in the mile with the Jeff Captain 
favored by virtue of his record this season. 
Cowing will double in the half where he 
will run against Had Criflin and Don 
Brown, who lost an eyelash decision to 
Harry Heernians at Wesleyan. The two 
mile will match Bill CoUens, undefeated 
this year, and Bay Kiliani against Dave 

Although the advance forecasts are 
against them, the weight group of Brad 
Wood, Bob Cramer, Jack Curtin, Ham 
Herman, and Dill Ahlstrom will attempt 
to garner their share of the points. Wood 
particularly has given Coach Plansky 
encouragement by his practice work in the 
hammer. Jack Swartz is the only muscle 
artist who can be reasonably sure of a 
first, his record-breaking toss of 175 feet, 
&J inches being better than any Amherst 
performance to date. 

A question mark enters the prediction 
for the broad jump in the person of Bill 
Stradley. By his performance in beating 
Rogers of Wesleyan, Bill should be 
favored, but in addition to his work in 
the jump and hurdles he is a mainstay on 
the baseball team and played games both 
yesterday and the day before, which may 
well affect his work this afternoon. 

The high jump and pole vault are toss- 
ups. Ed Wheeler, unbeaten this year, and 
Tim King will meet Wilkening in the 
vault. All three have been close to the 
twelve foot mark all year and should make 
the event close. A similar situation exists 
in the high jump where Dusty Surdam 
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match with Clark. The freshman baseball 
feam which is playing Wesleyan at Middle- 
town today, and the yearling track squad 
which will run in the Little Three meet at 
Amherst tomorrow are the only deserters 
from the local sports parade. 

Thirty-odd golfers from Yale, Harvard, 
Dartmouth, Brown and Holy Cross are 
in town to join with the crack Williams 
squad in a two-day program of matches 
which will decide who will represent the 
northern division of the association in the 
championship final ne.xt week. Harvard 
and Yale, both undefeated, are tied for 
first honors at present, with Williams 
close behind in second place. If either 
Harvard or Dartmouth knock over the 
Elis, champions for the past seven years, 
the Purple, if it keeps a clean slate itself, 
will jump to a tie for first position. 
Old Man Par Beware 
During the matches the Taconic course 
will have on its fairways and greens as 
fine a collection of college golfers as can 
be found anywhere in the country. Ed 
Meister, Yale's sophomore star who has 
enjoyed great success in amateur circles 
here and abroad, Willie Turncsa of Holy 
Cross, Bobby Jacobson of Dartmouth, 
along with Williams' three aces, Anderson, 
Schriber, and Korndorfer, all should give 
Old Man Par a run for his money. 

Unprecedented interest and the usual 
Little Three drum-beating heralds the 
Amherst- Williams track meet on Weston 
Field this afternoon as one of the best in 
a decade. With stellar strength in the 
dashes and hurdles the Purple hope to 
offset the prodigious performances of the 
Amherst weightnien and beat the Sabrinas 
for the first time since 1932. 

Trophy of Trophies in Balance? 
Although Captain Tiffy Cook probably 
will not be able to run, Williams looks to 
Rog Moore, Pete Gallagher and other 
sure point-winners to take a victory from 
Giant Pres Coan, Jim Gowing and other 
such Amherst characters. The outcome of 
the meet may play a big part in the Trophy 
of Trophies race as well as in determining 
the Little Three titlist. 

Huff Hadley who pitched the local 
baseball team to a 7-S victory over the 
Wesleyan Cardinals Wednesday will take 
the mound again tomorrow at 3.15 p.m. 
when the nine will show its wares against 
Rutgers. Having recovered from a weak 
start with four out of five wins in the last 
two weeks, Charlie Caldwell's team 
should provide weekend guests as well 
as the local faithful with an entertaining 

Pittsfield Boosts Crew Race 
Most unusual of the athletic presenta- 
tions is Williams' unofficial crew, rowing 
against Boston University at 5.15 p.m. 
today just outside of Pittsfield. Whether 
a large delegation from Williamstown will 
be on hand is not known, but the Pitts- 
field Chamber of Commerce is making the 
most of a Berkshire Henley and special 
buses will be run to Lake Pontoosuc. 

Whoops Sniveley's lacrosse team hopes 
to recover from last weekend's twin- 
killing and take over Tufts this afternoon. 
The freshmen, undefeated in their one 
game to date, meet the Cow School at 
the same time. 

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accusing him of wearinc false hair on his 
chest," he is a scholar of many attain- 
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although it was not known, when The 
Record went to press, who the sponsor 
was to be. Adding to the nifty, nautical 
spectacle, the yacht club dinghies with 
their many-colored sails will be out in 
full force to cheer the oarsmen. 

New Boating an Improvement 
The shake-up in the boating, which 
took place before the A.I.C. race has 
proved a great success, according to 
coach Max Berking. During time-trials 
on Wednesday the shell made a greatly 
improved showing and also seemed to 
have mastered many of the former troubles 
of co-ordination. "Indeed," said Coach 
Berking, "I was amazed and thrilled by 
the results." The boating that will meet 
B.U. is Bob Keller, bow; Benny Benson, 
number 2; Johnny Jay, number 3: Dave 
Highman, number 4;Bill Beilby, number S; 
Joe DePeyster, number 6; Bob Distin, 
number 7; Bud Adams, stroke; an Jake 
Schwable, cox. 

Going into their second unrecognized 
season with captain Johnny Jay, the 
only member of last year's boat to turn 
out, the Purple oarsmen have labored 
for the past four weeks under Berking, 
Jake Schwable, and Bud Goldsmith and 
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Varsity Nine Breaks 
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home with the first run of the afternoon. 
After Pete Scay struck out, Hi Nelligan 
pounded out a long triple which scored 
Stradley and Stearns. At this point Cotter 
was forced to leave the premises in favor 
of Grosvenor, but one more Williams run 
was forthcoming when Nelligan came in 
on a passed ball. Baldinger grounded out 
to short, and Mike Latvis flyed to McCabe 
to end the inning. 

Wesleyan threatened to come back right 
away in their half of the same inning 
when Bogue got a walk and immediately 
stole second. After Joe Morningstar got 
to first on an error, Archie Home doubled, 
scoring Bogue. Butch Bottjer then popped 
out, but Daddario drew a walk filling 
the bases and putting Hadley in a tight 
spot. The threat ended, however, when 
Jim McCabe and Sonstroem both flyed 

Simmons accounted for the fifth Wil- 
liams tally of the day when he clouted a 
long homer with none on in the fifth frame. 
In the next inning Seay scored one more 
when he beat out a bunt, went to second 
on Hi Nelligan's sacrifice, and came home 
when Mike Latvis came through with a 
Texas leaguer. Doug Stearns accounted 
for the final Purple score in the eighth 
crossing the plate on Baldinger's single to 

Kelly Brings in Run 
The break at Trinity came with drama- 
tic suddenness when, with two outs in the 
overtime tenth. Bill Kelly, the Hill- 
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drive over second to send in Shelly with 
the winning run. Despite nine errors in 
the field the Blue and Gold nine found no 
trouble in the deliveries of Webbe, Brown, 
and Fitzgerald and enjoyed a full day at 

Williams started off well, scoring two 
runs each in the first and third innings, 
but Trinity's large seventh inning in 
which it batted completely around the 
order made up for lost time. Johnny 
Baldinger, substituting for Phil Stearns, 
did yeoman work afield and at the plate, 
making nine put-outs, one assist, and two 
hits which drove in three Purple runs. 



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Jarvis, Tennis Squad 
Fail to Defend Title 

(ConUnuwl bom P«g* Six) 
the next day, and sometimes you do a 
good job for a while, but then crack right 

Returning to the Hilltoppers' Hartford 
courts for the second time in three days, 
four Purple players who felt free from the 
pressure of exams, entered a decidedly 
below-par 6eld composed of nine north 
eastern college contingents. Pete Shonk, 
top Ephman in the meet, bashed down a 
Providence College player, 6-0, 6-1, but 
then dropped his good form and concen 
tration to hand Paul Hurley, Dartmouth's 
number four, a 6-li 6-0 win. 

Dave Johnston had the ill fortune to 
draw Al Barrows, Cardinal representative 
seeded number one, and would have held 
him to better than 6-1, 6-3 had he not 
been misinformed to play the Wesman's 
forehand instead of his weak backhand 
Bruce Burnham, Purple doubles player, 
took up his racquet against the fifth 
seeded player, Greene, but was outman- 
euvered and softballed to a 7-5, 6-4 loss. 

Warren Paine overtook the Hilltoppers' 
number four netman, Dodge, 6-3, 6-2, 
but then let Sabrina Captain Bob Reider 
pat ball him to a 6-3, 7-S defeat after the 
Purple player came within two points of 
snaring the second set. 

Weight Heavers Are 
Sabrina Track Hope 

(Continued from Pag« Six) 

Jim Gowing, middle-distance runner, who 
seems to be better than ever this spring. 

Aided by cohorts Dexter Wheelock and 
Don Minnick, Gowing proved a big factor 
in the Tufts victory by winning the mile 
in 4.28.8 minutes. Other track men who 
have proved their worth on the Amherst 
team are Tom Steere in the dashes, Vaughn 
Dow and Bob Mason in the 440, John 
Jeppson in the hurdles, and Dave Moyer, 
two-mile star. 

High Jumpers in 6 Foot Class 

In the field events Coan and Frank 
Kusiak lead the high jumpers. Both men 
have approached six feet during the season. 
Coan and Whitten are the shot and discus 
stars, with Bill Cordner, another sopho- 
more, also looming as a late season threat 
in the plate heave. Harry Ward has proved 
a capable hammer thrower, while Bud 
Wiggins in the javelin, Johnny Coleman 
in the broad jump, and Bill Wilkening 
in the pole vault round out the list of 
field stars. 

In addition to victories over Wesleyan 
and Tufts, Amherst defeated Springfield 
in a practice meet on April 23. Brown turn- 
ed back the Sabrinas last Saturday at 
Providence, 69-66. 

Years Ago= 

2S YEARS AGO— Princeton defeats 
Williams on diamond 
8-3 as Statler and Cutler star for the 
Purple . . . M. H. Smith '13 hits homer 
as Class of '14 bows to Class of '13 by a 
3-0 score . . . Hinkle '14 elected President 
of Debating Society. 

20 YEARS AGO— Tracksters defeat 
Union as Kieser wins 
broad jump and 440 yeard dash ... de- 
feats Springfield 6-1 ... Callahan '19 
gains circuit blow to help Frosh beat 
Juniors 21-4. 

15 YEARS AGO— Craig '24 elected 
President of Adelphic 
Union . . . Track team defeats Amherst 
thus gaining Trophy of Trophies for fifth 
time in a row . . . Williams beats Penn 
in golf as Brewster is low man, 

10 YEARS AGO— Wolfe '29 defeats op- 
ponents in Wesleyan 
and Yale tennis matches . . . President 
and Vice-President of the Adelphic 
Union . . . Amherst defeats Williams in 
baseball despite Captain Smith's triple. I 

Stickmen to Oppose 
Jumbos Here Today 

(ConUnuad <rom Faga Six) 

scheduled contests to date. Dave Swanson, 
Jake Warden, and Tom Duncan will be 
in the inner-attack trio, while Lee Means, 
Harv Potter, and Jack Macgruer will 
compose the midfield. Heavy Abberley 
and Spence Silverthorne, along with 
either Ken Palmer or Paul Aubry will 
support Russ Keller in the cage. 

Bill Brown, Hank Hoffman, Van 
Vandeveer, and Johnny Armstrong are 
being held in reserve for midfield duty, as 
are Herb Fett, Johnny Hubbell, and Bob 
Sheddon on the attack. After subduing 
M.I.T., 13-1, the Ephmen dropped their 
two battles last weekend to the Indians 
and New Hampshire by 12-3 and 11-7 

Practice early this week was limited to 
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squad to recuperate from its devastating 
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(ConUnuad from FUrat Paga) 
the scene of Richard's return home from 
his big night of sin she carries everything 
before her. Robert Whittcmore, as Sid, 
didn't laugh right in his first scene, so 
that the 1906 humor seemed flatter than 
ever, but in his drunk scene he was mar- 
vellous, "Am 1 right, Nat?" Janet Walker 
as the spinster Aunt Lily was a real social 
document; her disapproval of Sid and 
her fondness for him shone through all 
her lines and actions. 

Almost every actor on the stage could 
have learned something from Mrs. Gus- 
tafson; she plays eflfectively even when 
someone else has the lines. A great part 
of the success of the dinner scene is due 
to her. She rocked with genuine laughter 
and the soup tureen rocked too when Nat 
Miller gave his wife a spank. When Sid, 
who was a bit high, got up and made her 
a speech, 1, who was not, felt like doing 
the same thing. Jane Hartington as 
Muriel was lovely, and Edwina Pattison 
as Belle was alluringly tough. (1 hope 
I haven't got them mixed i\p.) The rest 
of the cast, the brothers and sister, the 
bartender, salesman, father of Muriel, 
and friend of Arthur, were all up to the 
high quality of the show. Jane Newhall 
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1 1 Faculty Members 
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(Conttnuad Irom Fixat Paga) 

literary, or artistic history of the United 

Five of the eleven awards go to aid 
scientific investigation, two to Professor 
Elbert C. Cole and Assistant Professor 
AUyn J. Waterman of the biology depart- 
ment, and three to Doctors Ralph P. 
Winch, Sherwood K. Haynes, and Alfred 
George Emslie of the physics department. 

Dr. Cole will go to the Marine Biological 
Laboratory at Woods Hole to continue 
his study of methylene blue in relation 
to nervous and associated tissues, the 
research for which he used a similar award 
last year. Dr. Waterman will conduct 
investigations on the developmental mech- 
anics of the rabbit embryo by means of 
transplantations in the young and adult 
host rabbit or in a closely related mammal. 

Continuing research carried on before 
he came to Williams last fall. Dr. Emslie 
will use his award for further equipment 
needed in his new technique for studying 
the scattering of slow positive ions. Dr. 
Haynes will use his grant to supplement 
equipment already obtained to aid in 
investigating the dielectric properties 
of Brazilian ruby mica, while Dr. Winch 
plans to spend six weeks at Brown Uni- 
versity this summer to finish work started 
there last year with Dr. Farnsworth. 

Orven R. Altman, assistant professor 
in political science, received his funds for 
research in the field of party organization 
and management, a subject he has been 
working with for some years. Mr. Altman 
is seeking to prove or disprove his tenta- 
tive conclusion that many reforms in our 
government would be unnecessary if our 
parties were more republican, more 
democratic, better organized and better 
manned. He now contends that most 
present party machinery is so antiquated 
that "personal" rather than "party" 
government results. 

Robert W. Rafuse, instructor in politi- 
cal science, and George J. Finney, senior 
assistant in the library, complete the list 
of faculty members benefitted by the 
trustee's grants. Mr. Rafuse is using his 
grant this year to aid in completing his 
doctoral dissertation, and Mr. Finney 
plans to complete a bibliography of the 
Shaker literature in the Williams library, 
one of the half dozen largest collections 
of its kind in the country. 

Big Weekend Offers 
Sports and Dances 

(Continued from Page One) 

Life photographer be slinking around 
these parts. 

Spring Street, decked out with an eye 
to feminine appeal, reports that it stands 
ready for a moving trade in everything 
from pea-shooters to livestock. The Gym 
Lunch and the College Restaurant have 
practically doubled their respective stocks 
in anticipation of a hungry fifteen hundred, 
while Rudnick let it be known that white 
vests and stiff shirts had made a conspic- 
uous appearance in his stately portals. 

Fraternity houses have made prepara- 
tions surpassing those of Amherst weekend 
and winter carnival, have doubled their 
food supplies and thrown open their 
alumni dormitories. In anticipation of 
clear weather and sensing the impulse 
from the vernal Berkshire wood, they have 
issued a call for able sandwich-makers 

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'41 Track Team Will Face 
Amherst, Wesleyan Today 

(CoBttBn«d Izom S«v«nth F«g*) 
however, Amherst is slated to pick up 
valuable points, for both Prickett and 
Neilly have clipped seconds off the best 
Williams performances to date, having 
registered marks of 52.8, 2.05, and 4.44 
respectively in the three events. 
High Jump Is Open 

Gene Webbe and Bob Blauvelt look 
good for top honors in the high and low 
hurdles, for neither Amherst or Wesleyan 
have scissormen capable of doing better 
than 27.8, while the high jump, according 
to the books, is an open event for all three 

Jim Ford and Pat Verdery appear 
certain to take first and second, respective- 
ly, in the javelin, both having outdistanced 
their nearest competitors by twenty feet, 
while Captain Vietor and Bud Boyer also 
have shown advantages overtheopposition 
in the broad jump. Nick Ely seems to 
have the pole vault cinched with a 6-inch 
margin over his closest Wesleyan rival. 

The events which will turn the tide for 
or against the Purple invaders this after- 
noon will be the discus, hammer, and 
shot-put, for in these Wesleyan' and 
Amherst are either better or equal to the 
top Williams marks. 

Three EIG A Matches 
Face Purple Golfers 

(Contiiiuad bom Svventh Pag«) 
Taconic Course, the Williams golfers 
stand a more than even chance to better 
their league standing this weekend. Vale 
and Harvard are tied for first, the former 
by virtue of wins over Williams and Holy 
Cross last weekend, the latter by an upset 
over Dartmouth and decision from Brown. 
Williams' hopes for a northern division 
championship rest on' either Harvard's or 
Dartmouth's upsetting the mighty Elis, 
forcing a playoff on a neutral course, 
provided the PurpW forces keep their 
slate clean this weekend. 

Although there will be considerable 
shifting of men, Coa'ch Dick Baxter an- 
nounced Thursday that Schriber and 
Anderson would definitely occupy the 
one and two positions, while the remaining 
four will be filled by Frank Gillett, Bobby 
Jones, Ray Korndorfer, and Frank Caulk. 
Count on Schriber, Andanon 
Williams' greatest hopes will rest on 
the shoulders of Butch Schriber, who 
upset Turnesa last Saturday in New 
Haven, and Andy Anderson, both of 
whom are sophomores. The pair has lost 
but two of fifteen points in its five matches, 
yet will meet two of the sharpest-shooting 
duets in the east when they encounter 
MacGowan and Thbmpson of Harvard, 
and the Big Green's Heneage and Jacob- 
son tomorrow. 

While Williams was barely failing to 
upset the powerful Elis at New Haven 
last weekend, Harvard was executing the 
coup d'etat of eastern intercollegiate golf 
circles by toppling the highly-touted Big 
Green, 6-3. The Crimson will face the 
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VOL. hU 


No. 14 

Rutgers Loses 
Ball Game, 9-2, 
To Purple Nine 

Ski Webbe Holds Visitors 
to 6 Hits as Williams 
Blasts Four Pitchers 

Ephs Strong Afield 

Durrell Initiates 2 Double 
Plays as Locals Exhibit 
Season's Best Defense 

Professor T. C. Smith to Climax Thirty- 
Five Years at College wi th Friday Talk 

Dean of Faculty, Curriculum 'Watchdog' Will Deliver 
Final History Lecture in Griffin at 2.00 

Ski Webbe set clown the Red and HIack 
of Rutgers University with only six hits 
to chalk up his first win of the season by 
a score of 9-2 as his mates bombarded 
four opposint; hurlers and played almost 
errorless ball Saturday afternoon on 
Weston Field before a large house party 

The Purple nine turned in their best 
defensive game of the year, completing 
two double plays and mishandling only 
one ball during the afternoon, while 
Johnny Haldinger and Fielding Simmons 
collected a triple apiece to head the runs 
batted in column along with Captain 
Phil Stearns who was back in the line-up 
for the first time in over a week. Bill 
Nelligan was the only other Ephman 
besides Phil Stearns and Simmons who 
rapped out two safeties against the Red 
and Black. 

Webbe and company started the game 
olT b>' pounding two pitchers in the first 
inning for five runs after the Rutgers 
team had been cleaned off the bases when 
Phil Stearns completed a double play by 
scooping his twin's throw from second 
out of the dirt. 

Start With Durrell 's Walk 

Larry Durrell opened the inning with 
a base on balls, going to third on Pete 
Seay's single to right. After an infield 
out which sent Seay to second, Phil 
Stearns laced a sharp drive to left scoring 
both of the runners. Stearns went to 
second as Bill Stradley crossed first on 
(ConUnuad on Fourtli Pag*} 

Purple Lacrossemen 
Shutout Tufts, 7-0 

Russ Keller Stars in Goal 
for Williams as Harv 
Potter Paces Attack 

Russ Keller's brilliant play in the cage, 
coupled with an aggressive scoring drive 
on the part of his teammates, enabled 
Coach Whoops Snively's stickmen to 
down Tufts, 7-0, Friday on Cole Field, 
for their initial shutout of the season. 
Harv Potter, who tallied twice to share 
high-scoring honors With Jack MacGruer 
and Jake Warden, was the spearhead 
of the Purple attack, which continually 
kept the ball in Jumbo territory. 

After a scoreless opening period, during 
which both teams missed several chances 
to tally, Tom Duncan netted one early 
in the second canto to give Williams a 
lead increased to 2-0 by Potter's bounce- 
shot at 9.20 in the same frame. The 
Ephmcn's defense unit of ^pence Silver- 
thorne, Heavy Abberley, and Ken Palmer 
which was idle most of the third period, 
was kept busy at this point repelling Tufts' 
scoring elTorts. 

Climaxing their drive with a four-goal 
spurt in the third quarter, Williams con- 
tmued to pull away from the Medford 
team. Jack MacGruer was responsible 
for two of the Purple's tallies in this period, 
while Harv Potter and Jake Warden also 
scored. Although Coach Snively substitu- 
ted freely, all counters were made by his 
starting attack and midfield group. 
Tufta Tri«» to Stop Potter 

The Tufts aggregation were out from 

e start of the game to concentrate on 
stoppmg Potter, having witnessed him 
tally five times last weekend at New Hamp- 
sn're although their efforts were in vain, 
however, as the statistics indicate. Officials 
landed out penalties freely to the visiting 
unit with the result that the Jumbos were 
weed to play a man short a large part of 
tie time. 

Jake Warden Kored the final goal of 
(CoailaMd OB TUid P.«.) | 

By John O. Tomb '40 
1 hirty-five years of illustrious academic 
service for Williams will draw near to a 
close at 2.00 o'chjck on Friday afternoon 
when Theodore Clarke Smith, Woodrow 
Wilson Professor of American History 
and Government and dean of the faculty 
since 1935, mounts the rostrum to deliver 
his final official lecture in History 3-4. 
True to his liberalism which has never 
faltered with the passage of time. Dean 
Smith will confront over one hundred 
traditionally conservative listeners in 
Griflfin Hall with a review of five years 
under Franklin 1). Roosevelt. 

On the board there will be lists— per- 
haps the line-ups in Congress. Completing 
the half dozen topical headings which 
will guide undergraduates from the 
speaker's left, there will probably appear 
five words, "the judgment of the man." 
When he reaches this finish, "T.C." will 
then be ready for his own summing up. 
Ever since his arrival in Willianistown 
in 1903 as the J. Leland Miller Professor 
of American History, Literature, and 
El()(|uence, Dean Smith has taken the 
curriculum under his wing. While years 
have change<l and presidt'nts have come 
and gone, he has remained to exert a never 
relaxing influence on the courses of study. 
Brought Progressive Curriculum 
I'nder his supervision the present form 
of curriculum was introduced in the 
second year of President Emeritus Harry 
A. Garfield's administration. For the 
almost complete lack of course progression 

Profe.ssor Smith substituted the depart- 
mental sequences. Strict requirements for 
freshmen and sophomores gave way to 
a more flexible system, and through the 
years more emphasis was placed on meth- 

After the establishment of awards for 
honorable work in special fields, Professor 
Smith worked up through the develop- 
ment of pro-seminar classes, independent 
study, and honors work. I'nusually alert 
in accepting new educational trends even 
if contrary to his own beliefs, he worked 
out Dr. Dennett's advocacy of compre- 
hensive examinations; and, after innumer- 
able individual and group conferences with 
fellow faculty members, saw his proposals 
ratified in less than two hours without a 
dissenting vote. 

Backed Honors Work 

One of the most active proponents of 
honors study. Professor Smith has done 
much to keep Williams in the upper 
educational ranks, and his interest in 
securing a student understanding of the 
metliods of research has given many 
alumni a good head start in graduate 

Karl E. Weston, Amos Lawrence Pro- 
fessor of Fine Arts and one of the few men 
who can approach Professor Smith in 
years of service, told The Record, "Since 
I have been connected with the faculty, 
I have never depended on anyone so much 
for advice on matters concerning the 
(Continusd on Fourth Page) 

Harvard Shades 
Purple Golfers 
For EIGA Crown 

Williams Loses on Extra 
Hole, 5-4, but Conquers 
Brown and Dartmouth 
to Finish Tied for 2nd 

Losing the deciding point to a birdie on 
the nineteenth hole, the most powerful 
Williams golf team in many years barely 
failed to capture a tie with Harwird for the 
northern division championship of the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Association 
Saturday. Downing Brown on Fridaj' and 
Dartmouth on Saturday, the Purple need- 
ed a win over the Crimson to force a play- 
(Continued on Sacond Page) 

43 Political Scientists 
Will Meet at Williams 
For Annual Conference 

Approximately fo.'jy three teachers of 
political science, drawn chiefly from small 
New England colleges, will meet at the 
Williams Inn May 21, for the eighth in a 
series of annual informal political science 
conferences. A day's program of events 
constitutes this meeting, the second in 
the series to be held here, and will be 
featured by an address on "New Liberal- 
ism" by Max Lerner, recently appointed 
by Williams as full professor of political 
science, and at present an associate editor 
of The Nation. 

Originally scheduled for May 14, the 
gathering has been set forward a week in 
view of a similar meeting at Massachusetts 
State College last Saturday, which made 
several men unavailable. Besides the New 
England colleges, I'nion, Syracuse Uni- 
(Continued on Second Page) 

New ''Sketch^ Is Prom,ising Child, Poetry 
Especially Pleasing, Asserts Mansfield 

By Luther S. Mansfield 

Instructor in English 

The NEW Skelch is born with the cur- 
rent issue, the second under the new 
editors, who only suggested in the March 
issue that they would make innovations. 
In the May Skelch the 1938-39 staff give 
evidence that they intend to make the 
college monthly magazine somewhat dif- 
ferent from what it has been. The new 
arrival is an attractive and at the same 
time a strong and strapping youngster. 
He looks good and has size and general 
excellence to recommend him. 

Besides an assortment of new names, 
the present Sketch differs from its pre- 
decessors chiefly in greater range in 
materials and in increased pictorial 
adornment and typographical beauty. 
I am glad that the editors of Sketch have 
availed themselves of the opportunity (and 
accepted the responsibility) of helping 
to preserve the success of the first Photo- 
graphic Exhibition by printing the prize 
winning pictures. New names on the list 
of contributors are always a cheering 

Whatever the merits of the material 
or the general interest of the subject, it 
is an open question whether nearly a 
fourth of one issue, or any space at all 
for that matter, ought to be devoted to 
faculty contributions in a student publi- 
cation like Sketch. The Williams student 
body is sufficiently large, I should think, 
to provide, even if the discovery is some- 
times tedious, enough good material to 
more than fill the seven numbers appear- 

ing each year. Publishing faculty articles, 
just as publishing too much material by 
any good, and willing, student author, 
must necessarily, as 1 see it, preclude the 
printing of student material which ought 
to be published. It is possible, also, that 
student readers would prefer student 
writing, if only because they have heard 
the faculty so often. Certainly, the articles 
on American foreign policy by Professors 
Schuman and Brooks 'are finely phrased 
and forcefully presented statements of 
their respective points of view. With them, 
I have no complaint. But with the policy 
of the editorial staff in inviting such con- 
tributions, I must disagree. If it was 
desirable to include this material, I 
suggest that it would have been more 
appropriate in Sketch in the form of stu- 
dent-written interviews. 

Finds Too Little Fiction 
Many readers will probably be dis- 
appointed, as I was, to find so little fiction 
in the May number. Thayer Hopkins's 
"New York Date," although too slight 
to allow much opportunity for character- 
ization, is within the limits the author 
has set for himself well done. "The 
Lonely Road" by Frank D. Brown is 
more poetic and more emotional; perhaps 
some will object that there is more psy- 
chology than plot. Although both stories 
are interesting and well written, they are 
hardly in material or in treatment enough 
to sustain the burden the fiction section 
(OaalbiMd <• TUid Pat*) 

Trackmen Down Amherst 
By 81^-53^ to Gain Title 

Ready for Last Lecture 

Theodore Clarke Smith 

Ephmen Sweep 
Tech, 8-1, Gain 
Fourtli Victory 

Babcock Downs Stanton, 
6-2, 6-4, for Single MIT 
Point; Capt. Jarvis Wins 
Handily from Braunlich 

Al Jarvis and his Purple netmen smashed 
through an exam-weakened M.I.T. con- 
tingent, 8-1, Saturday for their fourth 
triumph of the season. As the sun broke 
through the clouds intermittently and 
sent recurring wind blasts across the Sage 
courts, play alternated between the 
sluggish work of several Ephmen and the 
really brilliant overhand driving of Cap- 
tain Jarvis and Pete Shook as they put 
away the lobs of Billy Babcock, number 
two engineer. 

Sweeping through everything but Jim- 
my Stanton's singles affair with Babcock, 
the Purple had to run out one singles and 
doubles match to three sets between the 
new green backdrops, and was forced 
to e.xtend itself to extra games in three 
other contests. 

While Jarvis started slowly with Hraun- 
lich, swapped serves for a while, and then 
set down to take a 6-i, 6-1 win, Jimmy 
Stanton found himself unable to handle 
the sweeping lobs and deceptive top spins 
of the diminutive Babcock. The Jarvis- 
Shonk doubles comliination, however, 
offset Stanton's 6-2, 6-2 loss when they 
blistered back Babcock's lobs with terrific 
mid-court overhead drives for a 6-0, 6-2 
win over him and Jack Wholey. 

Shonk brushed off Parker, 6-1, 7-5, 
with no trouble save for a late burst of 
(Continued on Second Page) 

Colston Warne Will 
Discuss Arbitration 

"Compulsory Arbitration of Labor 
Disputes" will be the topic of Colston 
Warne, associate professor of economics 
at Amherst College, in a lecture tomorrow 
evening in Jesup Hall at 8.00 p.m. An 
expert in the labor activities, Mr. Warne 
will conclude the program of the Liberal 
Club for the present year. 

Presented with a fellowship, Professor 
Warne took a leave of absence last year 
and spent the time studying the labor 
situation in New Zealand and Australia, 
where socialistic regimes are now running 
the governments. On his return recently 
Mr. Warne contributed several articles 
on this and other subjects to The Nation, 
Scribners, and other leading periodicals. 

In addition, Professor Warne has en- 
gaged actively in consumers' enterprises, 
being at present the president of the Con- 
sumers' Union, an organization which 
resulted from a split in the Consumers' 
Research. In that capacity he has had 
charge of issuing a guide for buyers, 
stating which goods are made by union 
(CoBllBMd SB roBftk Pag*) 

Rog Moore Sets Record 
in 120- Yd. High Hurdles, 
Wood Breaks Hammer 
Mark in Purple Victory 

Following the lead of Roger Moore and 
Brad Wood who shattered three college 
records between them, Tony Plansky's 
undefeated juggernaut crushed a hapless 
Amherst outfit by the score of 81 J^-53><2 
on Weston Field Friday afternoon before 
a large house parl\- gathering. Purple 
victory, which brings the Little Three 
championship to Willianistown, is the 
first over the Lord Jeffs since 1932. 

Moore's two records in the hurdles, 
added to his easy triumph in the 440, 
made him high scorer for the day with 
fifteen points. The slender junior led 
Johnny Jeppson and Jack Coleman of 
the visitors to the wire in 15.1, three- 
tenths of a second under the former high 
hurdles mark. F'oUowing bis win over 
Pete Gallagher and X'aughn Oow in the 
quarter, he returned to the track to knock 
six-tenths of a second from the 220 lows 
record of 24.8 which has stood since 1901. 

Taking second behind Harry Ward's 
new record of 159 feet, 3/8 inches, Brad 
Wood heaved the hammer 150 feet, 9 3/8 
inches to better the existing Williams 
standard by a foot with Jake Curtin third. 

The major upset of the meet was the 
Williams sweep of the half-mile, blanking 
Jim Cowing of the Sabrinas, who was 
heavily favored to win. Hadley Griffin 
finished ahead of Don Brown with Ted 
Wills passing the rapidly tiring Gowing 
fifty yards from the tape to take third. 
Wills Takes Close Second 

In this event Wills turned the tables 
on the Jeff captain who had beaten him in 
a 4.36.8 mile earlier in the meet. 'Ihe 
second place finish In the mile was the 
closest of the afternoon with Wills nipping 
n(m Minnick by an eyelash after Minnick 
(Continued on Third Page) 

Oarsmen Trail B. U. 
By Narrow Margin 

Only Two Feet Separate 
Rival Bows As Purple 
Finishes Short Season 

In spite of wind and rain, the eight- 
oared crews of Williams and Boston I 'ni- 
versity battled over the choppy mile 
course on Lake Pontoosiic Friday after- 
noon in a thrilling duel which the Terriers 
won b\' the scant margin of two feet. 
Although inclement weather kept most 
of the expected crowds at home, those who 
did line the shores were rewarded by 
witnessing a spectacular race in which 
the lead, which was never more than a 
length for cither side, changed hands four 

Getting off to an except ionalK' good 
start near Gunn's Grove, the Purple 
oarsmen, stroked at forty-four by Bud 
Adams, jumped to a length's lead at 
first. The Terriers, how^ever, soon came 
into their own and at the half-way mark 
had a slight edge which the\' gained by 
a smoother swing and lower beat than the 
local boat. During the next quarter Jake 
Schawable, the cox, called for leg drives 
and brought the Purple shell up even with 
the visitors. 

Woodman Leads Winning Sprint 

With a quarter of a mile to go the B.U. 
stroke, Byron Woodman, beginning the 
final sprint, jumped the invader's shell 
ahead before the Purple sweepswingers 
could get started. About 1.50 yards from 
the finish marker, the Williams crew 
finally swept into its delayed dash, gain- 
ing on every stroke, anil crossed the line 
only a fraction of a second behind its 
rivals. The winning boat was clocked at 

At the conclusion of this short season 
the chairman of the Williams Boat Club, 
Bud Goldsmith, whose efforts are largely 
responsible for the crew, felt optimistic 
about next year's plans and hopes to raise 
910,(X)0 among the alumni, the interest 
on which will be used for the yearly 
expenses. After the race he spoke with 
John M. Deely '15 of Lee, who was favor- 
ably impressed by the idea and gave his 
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Vol. H 

May 17, 1938 

No. U 


It hus taken the track team to 
prove that the Williani.s athletic 
honors are not to be monopolized 
by the so-called minor .sport.s 
teams. Saturday the track- 
men concluded a .series of victories 
that rivalled those of the .soccer 
and swimming teams earlier in the 
year. The first Little Three title 
and victory over Amherst in four 
years, and four college records 
broken — these proved to be the 
ingredients of success. 

Amherst and Wesleyan have a 
custom of awarding gold shoes n.s 
congratulatory tokens to Little 
Three track champions. At Wil- 
liams the track team is the only 
major team that has not received 
such an award for a victory over 
our Little Three opponents. Such 
an exception seems highly dis- 
criminatory. We hope that the 
policy will be changed in order 
that the college can show recogni- 
tion of a group that is highly 
deserving of it. 


8.00 p.m.— Professor E. S. de Lorada will 

speak before Faculty Club on "Indians 

of Bolivia." 

4.00 p.m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. 

Union. Schenectady, N. Y. 
4.00 p.m.— Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 

Wesleyan. Middletown, Conn. 
4.00 p.m.— Freshman Tennis. Williams vs. 

Hotchkiss. Sage Courts. 
4.15 p.m. — Freshman Lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Deerfield. Cole Field. 
8.00 p.m. — Professor Colston Warne of 

Amherst speaks before Liberal Club in 

Jesup on "Compulsory Arbitration of 

Labor Disputes." 

8.00 p.m. — Science Club invited to hear 

Professor Chambers of New York 

University speak at Bennington College 

on "The Cell." 

7.00 p.m. — Junior Class Banquet. Gar- 

field Club. 


The annual banquet for the Class of 
1939 will be held in the Garfield Club 
Friday evening at 7.00 p.m. 

Infirmary As The -Record went to 
Patients press Sunday evening, Ed- 
ward C. Eaton, David F. 
Fitzgerald, and Arthur B. Lathrop '41 
were the only students confined to the 
Thompson Infirmary. 

Purple Downs Tech 
In 8-1 Court Victory 

(Continued from First Page) 
pressure from the Techman, and Gaynor 
Collester, back after a week's vacation 
from the line-up, finally set down the 
unenergetic Wholey, 8-6, 6-2, with his 
alternation of half lob drives and alley 
line placements. 

As Warren Paine worked out a 6- 1 , 6-4 
victory over Copeland who failed to 
capitalize on the Ephman's short, fore- 
court shots, Sewell Corkran and Keitel 
put on a marathon show for a twenty- 
eight games first set that found the Purple 
player ahead at the end,, lS-13. Corkran 
then overcame his failure to hit deep and 
take the net, piling up a 6-2 finish. 

Collester and Stanton found trouble 
with the Tech combination of Braunlich 
and Keitel, but pulled through 6-i, 4-6, 
6-1. The new Purple grouping of Keller 
Pollock and Corkran then knocked off 
a 6-4 set against the Copeland- Parker 
pairing and snatched themselves from a 
momentary weakness to polish off the 
Charles River boys 9-7. 

The summary: 

Score— Williams a, M. 1. T. I 

SINGLES — Captain Jarvis (VV) doleatcd 
Braunlich (T), 6-3, 6-1; Shonk (VV) defeated 
Parker (T). 6-1, 7-5; Colleater (W) defeated 
Wholey (T), 8-6. 6-2; Babcoclt (T) defeated 
Stanton (W), 6-2, 6-2; Paine (W) defeated 
CoDeland (T). 6-1. 6-4; Corlcran (W) defeated 

Keitel (T). l-'-l'. 6-2- 

DOUBLES — Jarvis and Shonlc (W) de- 
feated Babcoclt and Wholey (T). 6-0. 6-2; 
Collester and Paine (W), defeated Braunlich 
and Keitel (T), 6-.1. 4-6. 6-liPolloclt and Cork- 
ran (W) defeated Copeland and Parker (T), 
6-4. 9-7. 

This is going to be a story about a 
little boy named Rudolph. Rudolph grew 
up and went to college and joined a 
fraternity and got a fraternity pin (for 
$10.00). Then Rudolph opened his eyes 
and looked around and got a wom;ui and 
the woman got the pin. So Rudolph had 
a woman, but no pin. Then along came 
some other meatball (probably from Am- 
herst) and he took the woman and Rudolph 
got the pin back. So Rudolph had a pin 
but no woman. Then the pin fell under the 
sofa or someplace, so now Rudolph hasn't 
got anything but a hole in his soul. 
Rudolph is vexed. He doesn't know wheth- 
er he'd rather have the pin or the woman 
back, but he hasn't got either, so it doesn't 

That's the way it is with women. You 
get a woman and then somebody else gets 
her and you get a pin and it falls under 
the sofa or someplace and then where are 
you? Well, wherever you are, that's 
where Rudolph is, too, and he doesn't like 
it there at all. Rudolph thinks women are 
awful. Of course Rudolph's mother is a 
woman, but she's different. A boy's best 
friend is his father, although it is generally 
conceded that women make the best 
mothers. But we once had a goldfish named 
Ralph and all of a sudden guess what 
happened. We found that Ralph had been 
knitting tiny garments while we weren't 
looking. That's how it is with goldfish — 
you get one and call it Ralph or Luther or 
John or Henry and then suddenly dis- 
cover that you should have called it 
Sybil or Charlotte or Mary Jane. You 
never can tell about a goldfish. 

You never can tell about women either, 
but that's different. At least you always 
know that a woman is a woman, which 
is just the trouble. If all the women were 
men, think how much better it would be. 
Except that then there wouldn't be any 
women, and that would be awful. See 
what we mean? It's all very simple. Some 
day when you're older we'll tell you all 
about it. 

Fairfax Weatherchild 

Yearlings Win 3 Out 
Of 4 Weekend Tilts 

Coach Bill Fowle's yearling nine stretch- 
ed their undefeated record to live in 
Middletown Friday afternoon wlien they 
beat the Cardinal cubs, 17-8, behind the 
five-hit pitching of Shorty Farrell. 

Once more Shaun Meehan, Purple back- 
stop, was the hero of the day as a homer, 
two three-ply blows, and a single raised 
his season's average to a prodigious .800. 
Pat Hoysradt also contributed a circuit 
clout and a three-bagger, while Frankie 
Bush twice knocked out timely bingles 
when the bases were loaded. 

Scoring four runs in their half of the 
opening inning, the yearlings' lead was 
never menaced, for Williams batters 
crowded the baselines in all but the ninth. 
The score book mirrored a sloppy day 
in the field, as the Purple was credited 
with ten misplays, and the Wesmen's 
shortstop accounted for half of their 
total of twelve. 

Vietor Wins, Teemi Loses 

Bill Victor's hat trick in the 100, 220 
and broad jump was not enough to win 
the Little Three freshman track meet at 
Amherst Saturday, as Wesleyan and the 
Sabrinas, conspicuously free from the 
house party influence, ran up totals of 64 
and 51^^, respectively, to Williams' 28^. 

Bill Gilger won the only other (we point 
award for the Planskymcn with a hammer 
throw of 134 feet, 8 inches, while Bud 
Boyer cleared the bar at 5 feet, 10 inches 
to split first place in the high jump with 
Hussong of Wesleyan. Bruce was the 
only other triple winner, contributing 
firsts in both hurdles and the 440 to swell 
the winners' total. The defeat was the 
first suffered by a freshman team this 

Stickmen Score 13-2 Victory 

Dick Colman's yearling lacrosse team 
gained its second victory of the season 
from an inexperienced Cow School ten 
last Friday afternoon. Scoring twice in 
the first four minutes of the game, the 
freshmen added goal after goal to win, 

During the first half the cubs concen- 
trated on scoring, but the squad spent 
their efforts in the last period on setting 
up plays and improving passing and stick- 
work. In the final minutes of the third 
quarter Coach Colman shifted his de- 
fensive trio to the attack positions for 
experience which will be needed when his 
outfit meets a highly-touted Deerfield 
team next Wetlnesday. Ed Nielsen led 
the scoring with three counters. 

Saturday afternoon the 1941 golf team 
won their final match of the season, 4-2, 

Purple Golfers Lose 
To Harvard by 5-4 

(Continued from Fiiil Pag*) 
off this week. 

By virtue of victories over Brown, 
Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Williams, and 
Yale, Harvard becomes the first team to 
snatch the E.I.G.A. crown from the FZlis 
in seven years. Emerging as a threat 
definitely to be reckoned with, Williams 
now stands as one of the major teams to 
be beaten next year, since Coach Dick 
Baxter will lose but one of the seven active 
members of his team. 

With the score standing at four points 
apiece in the Crimson match Saturday 
morning, Frank Gillett and Bobby Jones 
both scored birdies on the eighteenth hole 
to even the best ball count and to force a 
playoff on an extra hole. The two Williams 
golfers and Barr of Harvard had putts for 
birdies, but the able Crimson representa- 
tive sank his, while both Jones and Gillett 
rimmed the cup to end the Purple's 1938 
chances at an E.I.G.A. title. 

Williams Upsets Big Green 

Coming back from the morning's 
shading, the Purple proceeded to upset the 
Big Green golfers, conceded to be one of 
the. East's major threats this year, by a 
S-4 count Saturday afternoon. Butch 
Schriber, who had succumbed to Mac- 
Gowan's par-shattering seventy in the 
morning, took six of the last seven holes 
from Dartmouth's Heneage to win, three 
and one. Bobby Jones provided the sound- 
est shellacking of the weekend, riding to an 
eight and six triumph over Gardner, 
while Korndorfer's win and two best ball 
points put Williams on the profitable end 
of the close decision. 

Yale, contrary to weekend prediction, 
came out on the short end of two decisions 
against Dartmouth and Harvard, plung- 
ing from her position as conmiander of the 
Eastern golf field. Bowing to the Green, 
6-3, on Friday, they topped Brown by the 
same score on Saturday, but yielded to 
the Crimson, 7-2, in spite of Ed Meister's 
decision over MacGowan. 

Wesleyan Comes Thursday 

Williams' remarkable sophomores, An- 
derson and Schriber, took six of nine points 
from the one and two men of Brown, 
Harvard, and Dartmouth. To date they 
have lost but five of twenty-four points 
to the cream of the eastern intercollegiate 
golf crop. 

Thursday Coach Dick Baxter takes 
his team to Wesleyan for the first Little 
Three match of the spring. By virtue of 
its showing to date, the Williams aggre- 
gation is the heavy favorite to sweep the 
Cardinals, although the fact that the 
match will be played on a strange course 
will handicap the Purple. 

Political Science Group to 
Hold Meeting at Williams 

(Continuad from First Pag*) 
versity, Vassar, and two colleges from 
Troy, N.Y., have been invited to attend. 

Initiated at Amherst in 1931, the 
practice of holding such conferences be- 
came an annual affair, and on the invita- 
tion of Dr. John P. Comer, A, Barton 
Hepburn Professor of Government, the 
second was held the next year at Williams, 
with the following meetings at Trinity, 
Wellesley, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, and 
other New England colleges. Eminent 
speakers at past sessions included among 
others Dr. Carl Loewenstein of Amherst, 
Professor Frederick L. Schuman of Wil- 
liams, Professor Sigmunf Neumann of 
Wesleyan and Dr. Francis W. Coker, pro- 
fessor of political theory at Yale University. 

Because of the interest of Mr. Lerner's 
topic to students of history, political 
science, and economics. Professor Comer 
intends to have the address in Jesup Hall 
if a large number of undergraduates plan 
to attend. 

Air Mail tp Leave N. A. 

Air Mail will leave Berkshire County 
for the first time in history this week as 
the Post Office Department celebrates 
National Air Mail Week. The plane, 
which will carry air mail letters from 
Williamstown bearing a specially de- 
signed cachet picturing Thompson Mem- 
orial Chapel, will take off from North 
Adams at 1.00 o'clock Thursday. 

against Clark School to finish a three 
meet schedule undefeated. 

Playing at his regular number one post. 
Bill Watson did not have his putting 
touch and was forced to play an extra 
hole before he sank a long twenty-footer 
to prevail over Mustard of Clark. Lee 
Gagliardi also was pushed to the limit 
before winning, two and one, while Bob 
Whittcmore ran out his match easily at 
seven and six. With a Dartmouth con- 
test cancelled through misunderstanding 
of schedule dates, plans arc underway for 
an off the records encounter with Amherst. 

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(Conttnued Irom First Page) 

of a college maKazine must bear. For this 
deficiency the editors, not the authors, 
are responsible. 

The poetry of the issue is excellent and 
the selections well chosen to make up just 
about the right amount of poetic seasoning 
to appeal to the poetic taste of Sketch 
readers. I am glad that Marshall Wolfe 
chose in his final utterance to his campus 
readers to be less abstruse than he some- 
times is. "The Intransigeant" is a fine 
poem, revealing subtlety of form and 
thought that is not so subtle as to be 
incomprehensible to all but the poet him- 
self. David Simonds' "The Valley" has 
many vivid phrases and an admirable 
general pattern, but is occasionally wor- 
dy—even like Wordsworth. 

The new Sketch is a promising child, 
with a few faults and perhaps under- 
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Trackmen Gain Title 
By Beating Amherst 

(Continued from Fint Page) 
had passed him for what appeared to be 
a sure second. 

Robot Bill Collens continued his un- 
beaten string in the two mile when he 
crossed the line in a (lead-heat finish 
with Hay Kiliani. The Purple crosscountry 
captain took the lead when Gowing 
dropped out of the race and was joined 
at the finish by Kiliani, who passed Phil 
Moyer with a Dick Merriwell sprint. 
Schumo Leads Pack in 100 
The dashes went off according to form 
with Williams taking eight points in both 
the 100 and 220. Bob Schumo and Ed 
Whitaker finished one-two in the century 
when Gallagher faded because of his 
exertion from the quarter ten minutes 
before. He returned to capture the furlong 
leading Schumo to the finish in the com- 
paratively slow time of 23 flat. 

As was expected before the meet, Am- 
herst took three firsts in the weight events, 
but Bob Cramei''s surprise second in the 
shot and his second place tie with Coan 
in the discus prevented the invaders from 
sweeping these events. Pres Coan heaved 
the iron ball 47 feet, 8 inches for five 
points while Bill Cordner topped the 
platter heavers. 

Coan could do no better than tie for 
third with Dusty Surdam when he 
attempted to add the high jump to his 
list of scalps, Ted Bartlett and Al Miller 
of the Lord Jeffs splitting first place at 
5 feet 10]/i inches. The broad jump was 
won by Coleman of Amherst with a leap 
of 21 feet 9H inches. Bill Stradley and 
Jim Patterson took second and third for 
the Ephmen. 

Ed Wheeler and Bill Wilkening tied 
for first honors in the vault with Tim 
King third, while Jack Swartz' toss of 
168 feet, 4J^ inches was enough to win 
the javelin. 

Summary of the meet: 

tOO-yard dasli — Won by Schumo (W); 
Whitaker (W) second; Stecre (A) third 
Time. 10.2 sec. 

220-yard dash— Won by Gallagher (W) 
Schumo (W) second; Steere (A) third. Time, 
2.? sec. 

440-yard dash — Won by Moore (W) 
Gallasher (W) second; Dow (A) third. Time. 
51.2 sec. 

8«0-yard run— Won by Griffin (W); Brown 
<\V) second; Wills (W) third. Time, 2 min. 
2.4 sec. 

Mile run — Won by Gowing (A); Wills (W) 
second; Minnick (A) third. Time, 4 min 
36.8 sec. 

Two-mile run — Tie for iirst between Collens 
(\V) and Kiliani (W); Moyer (A) third. Time, 
iO min.. 10 sec. 

120-yard higli liurdles — Won by Moore (W); 
Jeppson (A) second; Coleman (A) third 
Time. 1.S.1 sec. New Witliams Record. 

220-yard low liurdles — Won l)y Moore (W); 
Coleman (A) second; Jeppson (A) third 
Time. 24.2 sec. New Unofficial Williams 

Pole Vault — Tie for first between Wheeler 
(W) and WilkcninK (A); King (W) tliird 
fleiglit. 1 1 feet, 6 in. 

Higli jump — Tie for first between Bartlelt 
(W) and Miller (A); Surdam (W) and Coan (A) 
tied for third. Height. 5 feet, lOJ in. 

Broad jump — W'on by Coleman (A) 
Stradley (W) second; Patterson (W) third 
Distance, 21 feet, 91 in. 

Hammer throw — Won by Ward (.A); Wood 
(W) second; Curtin (W) third. Distance 159 
feet, I in. New Amherst Record. Wood set a 
new unofficial Williams record at 150 feet, 
Vi in. 

Sbotput — Won by Coan (A); Cramer (W) 
second; Reeves (A) third; Distance, 47 feet, 
8 in. 

Discus — Won by Cordner (A); Cramer (\V) 
and Coan (A) tied for second. Distance. 125 
feet, 6 in. 

Javelin — Won by Swartz (W); Reeves (A) 
second; Wiggins (A) third. Distance. 168 feet, 
4i in. 

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Team Defeats Tufts, 7-0 

(Continued from First Paye) 

the day at 8.40 in the last period before 
the Williams mentor began to substitute 
his reserves again. With four minutes 
remaining Russ Keller left the game amid 
an ovation from the spectators and the 
Purple bench to be replaced by Speedy 
Swift who preserved the shutout record 
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Rutgers Nine Loses 
9-2 Game to Purple 

(Conlinuad iiom tint Pag*) 
an error and came home on Nelligan's 
line drive over second base. 

Geis replaced Coe on the mound for 
the visiting team at this point and was 
greeted rather coldly by Johnny Baldingcr 
who tripled to the score board in left 
field to send Stradley and Nelligan across 
the plate. Baldinger was caught at home 
on Simmons' ground ball to the infield, 
and Wcbbe fanned to end the frame. 
Simmons Gets A Triple 

Williams' other bit inning came in the 
third with two tallies on Phil Stearns' 
single, an error by the Rutgers third 
baseman, and Simmons' triple deep into 
left center which cleared the sacks. Both 
of the Purple's other runs came as a direct 
result of free passes handed out by Shach- 
now, one being forced in when the bases 
were loaded in the fifth and the other 
coming in when Simmons beat out an 
infield hit after three consecutive men 
had been walked. 

Threatening only in two innings, Rut- 
gers scored in the second on a walk, a 
passed ball which sent Dreswick from 
first to third, and a single to right. In the 
third frame Webbe got in the only hot 
water he faced during the game when the 
bases were filled with only one out by a 
single, Doug Stearns' error, and a base 
on balls. Tilton scored from third as 
Dreswick hoisted a fly to deep center 
field, but Simmons put a stop to further 
scoring, catching Bobrowski as he slid 
into second with a perfect throw from the 

Larry Durrell started off the batting 
the first three times he came to the plate 
and each time he batted against a differ- 
ent pitcher. Durrell, Bill Stradley, and 
Fielding Simmons collected only four 
hits between them Saturday afternoon and 
yet they reached first a total of twelve 

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Amherst Professor Will 
Speak on Labor Disputes 

(Conttaued bom Tlnl Page) 
labor and which employers have entered 
into agreements with labor. 

He succeeded John Dewey as president 
of the Peoples' Lobby in Washington, the 
purpose of which is to keep the public 
informed on measures of public interest 
and to work for their passage through 
Congress. In this capacity he fought for 
the Pure Food and Drug Act and for the 
maintenance of relief. At one time Mr. 
Warne was investigated by the American 
Association of University Professors at 
Pittsburg on the grounds that his activi- 
ties were "radical." 

T.C. Smith Will Give 
Final Talk on Friday 

(Continued fxom First Page) 

curriculum and educational policies as 
upon Professor Smith whom I have always 
found to be a helpful, wise, and sympathe- 
tic counsel." 

Mentioned with Mark Hopkins 

In the words of Richard A. Newhall, 
William Dwight Whitney Professor of 
European History, "I don't believe that 
any one person since Mark Hopkins 
has so influenced Williams in the interests 
of improvements in education." 

Dean Smith, born in Roxbury, Mass., 
took his A.B. at Harvard in 1892, then 
followed with his M.A. the next year and 
received his Ph.D. in 1896. As Goodwin 
Memorial Fellow of Harvard, he studied 

at Paris and Berlin, and then began 
teaching at the University of Michigan 
in 1897. After two years at Vassar, he 
taught at Ohio State from 1901 to 1903, 
when he came to Williams. 

The Life and Letters of James Abram 
Gar.^eW,adepictureofatypical Congression- 
al career, is Professor Smith's outstanding 
literary work. In it, he built upon his 
intimate acquaintance with Harry A. 
Garfield the story of a Civil War general 
who for years headed the powerful Ways 
and Means Committee in the House of 
Representatives and then became presi- 
dent until an assassin's bullet killed him 

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No. 15 

Ten Gain Public 
Speaking Posts 
For Next Year 

]Vew Instructors Include 
Only Three Sophomores; 
Program of Moonlights 
Contest Is Announced 

Five new appointees will join five vet- 
eran instructors from the junior class in 
conducting next year's public speaking 
sections, according to a recent announce- 
ment released by Professor Albert H. 
Lickllder. Speakers for the annual Moon- 
lights rhetorical contest, which will take 
place on June 17, were disclosed con- 

Richard E. Fuller, David F. Ransom, 
Robert S. Schultz, III, Spencer V. Silvcr- 
thorne, Jr., and Tom K. Smith, Jr., '39, 
were awarded positions as instructors 
for another year, while Kobert M. Bud- 
(lington and William A. Spurrier '39, 
W. L. Hadley Griffin, George A. Oldham, 
Jr., and John 0. Tomb '40 gained places 
on the list of new appointments. Thirty- 
five undergraduates applied for the in- 
structorships, which carry with them a 
salary of $75, and in addition to the above 
students, Henry E. Rossell, Jr., '40 was 
selected as reserve instructor. 

There is still room on the program of 
the Moonlights contest for three more 
speakers, and interested students arc 
advised to contact Mr. Licklider by post- 
card. As the list now stands it includes 
James M. Burns, Louis C. KrauthofT, 
and John E. Sawyer '39, and Edward O. 
Coates, Jr., Sidney W. Gohlsmith, Jr., 
John D. Kenncy, and Henry C. Peters '40. 
$35 Prize at Stake 

Held on the terrace of Jesup Hall, the 
contest will consist of original orations 
to be judged by three unannounced 
alumni. Prizes of S3S and $15 are award- 
ed to the winners, and Associate Profes- 
sor Samuel E. Allen, Dr. Luther S. Mans- 
field, and Mr. Max H. Flowers will 
coach the entrants. 

On Monday, May 23, public presenta- 
tion of the Graves Prize essays will take 
place in 3 Griffin Hall, Mr. Licklider has 
announced further. Roger K. Ballard, 
Hugh J. M. Downey, III, and Cadwalla- 
der Evans, III, '38 have won preliminary 
awards in the contest, and will compete 
before faculty judges for an $80 prize. 

U. C. States College 
Is Neutral on C.I.O. 

Student Labor Agitation 
Individual Affair, Says 
Council Announcement 

Danger of public misinterpretation of 
the recent activities of members of the 
the Student Union in aiding officials of 
the C.I.O. to organize workers in North 
Adams led the Undergraudate Council 
to issue last Wednesday an announce- 
ment stating that the actions of those 
individuals are not to be considered rep- 
resentative of Williams College as a whole. 

The Council made it clear that it neither 
approved nor disapproved the work of 
Student Union members and commended 
them for "their interest in contemporary 
problems." It clearly emphasized, how- 
ever, that the labor agitation was being 
carried on by individuals and was not 
collective action of the entirestudentbody. 

This action follows objections to the 
student activities on behalf of labor 
voiced by Robert C. Sprague, head of the 
Sprague Specialties Co., the North Adams 
factory where labor agitation is being 
carried on. Mr Sprague feels that Wil- 
liams student organizers have no stake 
m the controversy and should leave the 
problem for the management and the 
workers to settle themselves. 
b Non-PartiMii 

The council's move comes as a purely 
non-partisan recommendation in order 
that any who feel strongly on either side 
of the question will not consider Williams 
^ollege as an opponent or a supporter, 
•t is probable that individaul members of 
the Student Union will continue their 
unofficial activities unless the impending 
ewmiiiatioag conflict. The Undergraduate 



--__ GAME _. *• ^ 

JULYI,I«59 ^^-w^ 'S 




Archives Reveal Amherst Edged Purple, 
73-32, in First Intercollegiate Ball Game 

By William H. Curtiss, Jr 

Scarcely a man is now alive who re- 
members the day in July, 1859, when 
Williams met Amherst in the lirst inter- 
collegiate baseball game ever played. 
This afternoon, nearly eighty years later, 
when the Purple nine plays the Lord 
Jeffs on Pratt Field it can only be hoped 
that history won't repeat itself, for 
Amherst won that ancient day by the 
narrow margin of 73-32. 

The battle royal in 1859 took place on 
the grounds of the Pittsfield Baseball Club 
which was the proud possessor of an oblong 
field with home plate in the middle of one 
side, the modern diamond being strictly 
unorthodox in that faintly rosy past. 
As there were no foul lines, a large part of 
the four hours of play was spent in chasing 
the "goodly knocks" of the slugging 
thirteen-nian teams. 

The sports conunentator of the Franklin 
and Hampshire Gazelle was evidently 
satisfied that the best team won for he 
reported, "Amherst certainly played the 
belter, we think, in every department of 
the game. Indeed, so great a victory can- 
not be accounted for otherwise." He was 
especially impressed by the pitching of 
Amherst's Mr. Hyde, an archaic Carl 
Hubbell, who "threw every ball at the 
beck of the catcher with a precision and a 

Skating Derby Results 
In Breath-Taking Array 
Of Geometric Wonders 

Seventy devotees of the silver wheels 
took to the floor Thursday night when the 
annual Bennington-Williams roller skating 
derby wiped three coats of paint oflf the 
inner walls of the Meadowbrook Roller 
Skating Palace, severely damaged the 
incisor of a prominent young senior, and 
staged a brilliant display of involuntary 
acrobatics the like of which has not been 
seen since the day Ringling Brothers, 
Barnum and Bailey packed the house in 
North Pownal. 

Pyramids, cones, obelisks, and all other 
shapes of matter known to solid geometry 
were etched in the dim light of the famous 
fallen-arch amphitheater as novices from 
Williams, simultaneously blinded by a 
(Cfmllnucd on Sizlli Pag*) 


strength that was remarkable; more 
faultless and scientific throwing we have 
never seen." 

Amherst's Side Knocks Excel 

Williams' "thrower", Mr. Beecher, it 
seems, was a bit wild, but came in for his 
share of praise "throwing swift and strong, 
although suffering from a lame shoulder." 
Although Williams excelled as far as 
speed was concerned, "in knocking 
Amherst had the advantage of side knocks 
and back strikes." Moreover the anony- 
mous reporter observed that "in fielding 
Williams made equally good catches, but 
in passing they threw too wildly, each 
where he pleased, and nothing is more in- 
jurious than bad outplay." The Ephmen, 
evidently, were the Dodgers of their day. 

That lirst intercollegiate melee twenty- 
six innings long, was played to a capacity 
crowd which included a large delegation 
of youth and beauty whose inspiring 
presence seems to be the only explanation 
of the prodigious scoring. The Pittsfield 
paper said, "among the spectators were 
the venerable ex-Presldent Humphrey of 
Amherst, I'rofessois Lincoln and Bascom 
of Williams, several of the magnates of 
Pittsfield, and dazzling representatives 
of the beauty of the town and county." 

(Continued on Third Page) 

Max Lerner Will Address 
Political Science Meeting 

He Made Phi Beta Kappa i 'Nev Liberalism' Is Topic 

of Recently Appointed 
Professor of College 

Boys Club Will Hold 
Big Brother Dinner 

Leiand G. Means, Jr., '39, student 
director of the W.C.A. Boys' Club, has 
announced plans for the annual Big 
Brother Banquet, scheduled to take place 
Monday evening at 6.00 in the local 
Congregational Church. This affair, a 
well-established fixture on the Williams 
Christian Association program, providing 
entertainment for upwards of eighty 
Williamstown youngsters, has become 
unusually popular with the student body 
in the past few years. 

College men and club members will 
meet in front of the church and each stu- 
dent will be accompanied in by some 
youth. Admission, covering one member 
and his "big brother," is $1. 

A well-balanced program of singing, 
(CoBttnuwl on Third Fag*) 

'Two-Wheel' Bunce Suffers Severe Disillusionment 

50 Will Be Present 

Chester D. Heywood, '11 

For Alumni Trustee 

Chester D. Heywood '11, born in Wor- 
cester, produced an outstanding record as a 
student, being elected to the Phi Beta 
Kappa society his senior year. An active 
member of the Mandolin Club, Banjo 
Club, orchestra, and Handbook board, he 
attained the honor of president of Cap 
and Bells and art editor of the Purple 
Cow as well as the Culielmensian. 

Mr. Heywood was also chairman of the 
entertainment committee of the W.C.A., 
toastmaster for the class supper, chair- 
man of the freshman parade committee, 
chairman of the Hallowe'en committee 
and class treasurer. A member of the class 
day committee, he acted as a cheerleader 
his last year, and took active part in the 
class smoker and sub-prom committees. 

This former undergraduate who is now 
a resident of Worcester is the vice-presi- 
dent of the Heywood Boot & Shoe Com- 
pany of the same city, former member of 
the school committee, trustee of the 
People's Savings Bank, and a director of 
the Mechanics National Bank and the 
Providence & Worcester Railroad Com- 
pany. Affiliated with the University Club 
and Zeta Psi fraternity, he is a charter 
member of the Williams Club of New 
York, permanent class secretary, and 
chairman of every reunion committee. 

Mr. Heywood was class agent and di- 
rector of the Alumni Fund for several 
years, and chairman in 1937 and 1938. 
A brother of Philip B. Heywood '13 and 
Richard Heywood '24, he held the rank of 
Captain of the U. S. Army during the 
World War, being decorated by the French 
Government with the Croix de Guerre with 
palm. Promoted to major in the reserves 
upon demobilization, this 1911 graduate 
is now the civilian aid to the Secretary of 
War for the First Corps area. 

A Unitarian and Republican, he was 
past president of the Worcester County 
Williams Alumni Association. 

Photographer Morse maintains equUlbrium long enough to capture close up of Ben- 
niagton eatanglementt as whiM pair of shots in beckgroond applies nncertain brakes. 

1939 Banquet Scheduled 
For Tonight; '40 and '41 
Will Hold Class Picnics 

Friday, May 19 — Juniors will take their 
last collective fling before finals tonight 
when they hold their annual banquet, 
free to all, in the Garfield Club at 7.00. 
James H. Stanton, president of 1940, 
announced Thursday that the sophomore 
class will undertake a similar project on 
the U. S. Forest Experiment Station 
grounds, formerly the Hopkins estate, 
Tuesday, while the freshmen will hold 
their picnic at the same place on Monday. 

Attempting to secure a record turn-out 
the junior banquet, underwritten by the 
Garfield Club, will be free of charge. C. 
Louis Safford, Jr., '41, James N. Mitchell, 
III, '38, and the Purple Knights have been 
engaged for the entertainment, Robert M. 
Buddington, class president, announced, 
while beer will also be served. 

The sophomore picnic will get under 
way at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday, while the 
freshmen will meet at the Hoplcins Estate 
at the same time on Monday. Tickets for 
each of the picnics can be purcluaed frosi 
house representatives, and are priced at 

Round Tfhie C.onfereiice 
to J Feature Discussions 
in^Eighth Annual Series 

Max Lerner, associate editor of The 
Nation who this month was appointed 
a professor of political science, will be 
among the speakers today when the eighth 
in ,'a series of informal political science 
conferences for faculties of small New 
England and Eastern New N'ork colleges 
will take place at the Williams Inn. A 
day's program of events constitute this 
meeting, the second of its kind to be held 
here, and approximately fifty professors 
have signified their intentions of attending. 

One delegate from each institution 
represented will speak before the group 
which assembles at noon for an informal 
discussion of the developments and 
changes of the curricula of various col- 
leges. An address on some international 
subject in the field of political science or 
economics by an as yet unselected speaker 
will be the highlight of the afternoon round 
table session. Following the evening 
dinner, Mr. Lerner speaking on the "New 
Liberalism" will hold the spotlight in 
Jesup Hall at an open meeting for the 
benefit of the undergraduates. 

Held at Williams in '32 

Initiated at Amherst in 1931, this 
practice of holding such conferences be- 
came an annual affair. In 1932 through 
the invitation of Dr. John P. Comer, 
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Go\'ern- 
nient, the meeting was held here and was 
followed by meetings at Trinity, Wellesley, 
Dartmouth, Wesleyan, and other New 
England colleges. This year X'assar, 
Syracuse, and Union may join the original 
group in sending delegates. 

Originally scheduled for last Saturday, 
the date was set forward until today in 
view of a similar meeting which was held 
at the Massachusetts State College at 
that time. Last year Professor Frederick 
L. Schuman addressed the conference 
while other eminent speakers who have 
spoken in the past include Dr. Carl Loewen- 
stein of Amherst, Professor Sigmund 
Neumann of Wesleyan, and Francis W. 
Coker, professor of political science theory 
at Yale University. 

Pennsylvania Voters 
Pick C. A. Jones, '09 

Choose Democratic State 
Committee's Candidate 
over Lewis' Contender 

The royal Purple triumphed over John 
L. Lewis' C.I.O. in Pennsylvania this week 
as Charles A. Jones, one time member of 
the class of 1909 and a practicing lawyer 
in Pittsburgh, carried the colors of the 
keystone state's Democratic Committee 
against Tom Kennedy, gubernatorial 
candidate of the labor organization. 

Mr. Jones escaped most of the flood of 
vitriolic charges that characterized what 
has been one of Pennsylvania's most tur- 
bulent political affairs. A quiet, unassum- 
ing, local political figure, he let Lewis and 
Kennedy fight things out against Earle, 
and Farley, while the Governor and his 
attorney-general, Charles J. Margiotti, 
bickered over reports of graft, corruption, 
and political favoritism. 

Referred to by the New York Herald 
Tribune as "a relatively obscure and 
colorless figure," and "the Caspar Mil- 
quetoast of the campaign," Mr. Jones 
profited handsomely by the A. F. of L. 
split with the C.I.O. While Kennedy ran 
ahead in the soft coal mining areas, 
Jones piled up huge pluralities in his home 
town and in Philadelphia where in the past 
machine politics has become a science on 
election day. 



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May 21, 1(38 

No. IB 


This week si iiieinber of the Williams faculty moves a step closer to 
retirement from active teaching. This afternoon he delivers his last lecture. 
Next Tliiirstlay his classroom instruction will come to an end. But the 
ideals of Theodore Clarke Smith will never be retired from the apprecia- 
tion of Williams men. Those ideals will live in the memory of the uuiler- 
graduutes whom he has taught here. They will appear in the half dozen 
works that he has published. And important of all, they will be re- 
flected in the years to come in the Williams curriculum. 

It is not so difficult for college presidents to lay down vague education- 
al policies. The real difficulty lies in realizing these programs. This latter 
has been Dean Smith's primary duty. In turn, he has introduced to the 
college sequential courses, pro-seminar classes, independent study, and 
honor work. Once these features were radical innovations. Under Dean 
Smith they have become accepted, integral parts of the Williams curricu- 

The finest tribute that we can pay to Dean Smith is to say that during 
thirty years he kept up with the times not only in educational matters, 
but in economic and political affairs as well. He refused to go stale with the 
years. Such a characteristic is desirable in any administrator. At conserva- 
tive Williams College it has been a blessing indeed. 

So Dean Smith brings to a close his teaching days. He may stop 
advising professors about students and students about professors. He 
may no longer be the key factor in improving and modernizing our 
curriculum. But his beneficial influence will long be felt. And he graduates 
from active service to join the Mark Hopkinses and Franklin Carters 
who through their wholehearted devotion to the college have made 
"Williams what it is today. 


Recently the problem of athletic insignia has come up again as a re- 
sult of the proposal before the Undergraduate Council to abolish the 
distinction between "major" and "minor" sports and to award "major" 
and "minor" letters on the basis of "individual service, loyalty, and 
effort for the college." Thus, any team could get "major" letters if its 
record warranted them, or any outstanding individual on a poor team 
could get a "major" letter on his personal record. Football awards would 
continue as in the past. The main failing of this system is the impractic- 
ability of establishing a completely fair and workable yardstick by which 
to determine who shall get the "major" award. 

The proponents of this plan are merely taking one step in the right 
direction. Rather, we would advocate making the full correction in one 
step. The abolition of the superficial "major-minor" distinction between 
sports is approved by all but those who take refuge in the "tradition" of 
the difference. We feel that it is the popularity which is traditional and 
will remain so. Therefore, we are in favor of awarding the same-sized 
letter to every sport, feeling that successful participation and individual 
achievement in any specific one is ample distinction. As the exception, 
a gold-edged award could be given to championship teams. 

There is a question in the minds of some as to the basic athletic 
policy of Williams. There are even those who say that a one-letter system 
would detract from the "major" sports forcing Williams to adopt an in- 
tramural athletic program instead of an intercollegiate one. This reduces 
the question to an absurdity by magnifying the importance of the awards. 
The trend in all colleges is toward one insignia, and this system has worked 
out with a large degree of success at Amherst and Wesleyan. By increasing 
the number of sports at Williams and urging students to take part in 
them, the administration has shown its policy to be one of getting as many 
men as possible into intercollegiate sports. year sixty-four per cent 
of the undergraduates participated in at least one — an admirable record. 
Neither the desire nor the material to produce winning teams has de- 
creased. The attractiveness of any sport depends on its merits in the eyes 
of the individual, not on the size of the award given team members, and 
this will continue to be the case. 



2.00 p.m. — Varsity Track, New England 
Championships. Brown Field, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

4.15 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 
Yale. Sage Courts. 

7.00 p.m.— 1939 Class Banquet. Garfield 

7.30 p.m. — Adelphic Union will debate 
Amherst on question, Resolved, That 
education in a small college is more 
beneficial socially and intellectually 
than one in a large university. Deer- 
field School, Deerfield. 

3.00 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 

Dartmouth. Hanover, N. H. 
3.00 p.m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. 

Amherst. Amherst. 
3.00 p.m. — Freshman Baseball. Williams 

vs. Amherst. Cole Field. 
3.00 p.m. — Freshman Tennis. Williams vs. 

Albany Academy. Sage Courts. 
3.00 p.m. — Varsity Lacrosse. Williams vs. 

Union. Schenectady, N. Y. 
3,00 p.m. — Freshman Lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Union. Schenectady, N. Y. 

3.30 p.m. — Connecticut Valley Conference 
of Political Scientists. Williams Inn. 

7.30 p.m. — Max Lerner will address the 
Political Scientists' Conference on 
"New Liberalism." Jesup Hall. 

10.30 a.m. — Last college chapel service 
of the year. Thompson Memorial 

7.30 p.m. — Professor Weston will address 
the Camera Club on "Composition 
and Emphasis in Photography." 
Thompson Physics Laboratory. 

3.00 p.m. — 1941 picnic. Old Hopkins 


'Time' Time magazine's spring current 

Teat events contest will be held in 

Goodrich Hall on Wednesday 

afternoon from 3.00 to 5.00. No book 

prizes will be awarded this time. 

'Fresh Wax= 

1939, 1940 Meeting of all entrants on 
Moonlights Tuesday, May 24, at 5 p.m. 
at the Faculty Club. 

It svas great having Art Shaw, Claude 
Hopkins, Charlie Hariiet and such good 
orchestras around the campus last week- 
eiul. Hut from the point of view of the 
pop fan it was u little tou^h having the 
girls here at the same tinicSomchow listen- 
ing to dance music and dancing don't 
mix. Vou must either have one or the 
other, and nearly e\'eryl)ody took the 
gals. Of course, some fans heard the 
music — for example, those strong silent 
men who don't give a rip about dancing 
anywa>-; or those killers who were playing 
indifferent with their gals and standing 
indefinitely around the bands; or those 
fellows whose girls were gone and who 
were consoled in part by a little swing. 
But the majority of the fans missed a lot 
of good music — some s|)ent onl>' a few 
minutes on the dance floor. However, the 
point is that now we can take a little 
undisturbed interest in the latest tunes, 
among which there are a few killers. 

Ray Noble has made a recording of 
"Crazy Rhythm" and "X'ilia" which is 
one of the best American-made Noble 
disks to come out. Returning tr an Eng- 
lish style that made him popular, he gives 
a rendition here similar to that established 
in "Blue Danube," which was released 
about six years ago. The introduction is 
slow, classical, and none too lively. In a 
neat transition, however, he steps up the 
tempo to half-time blues with trombone 
and trumpet lead. The ending is an inter- 
pollation of themes. Graded B. 

The other side "Crazy Rhythm" is 
even better. Here we find a superb arrange- 
ment with such new features as a clarinet 
or trumpet break. In this tune, as in the 
first, there is a sudden change in tempo, 
this time to slow, relaxed swing — as he 
did in "Rock Your Cares Away." A 
guitar break here is weak, but the piece, 
unharmed, ends at a fast clip. Graded B-. 


Six Cindermen Face 
Tests in N. E. Meet 

Moore Is Favorite in 120 
Hurdles; Gallagher and 
Schumo to Run Dashes 

Friday, May 20 — Six members of the 
undefeated track squad have survived 
the deteriorating effects of house parties 
and will compete in the New England 
track and field championships at Brown 
Field, Providence today and tomorrow. 
Although Williams cannot compete with 
Rhode Island and Brown who are able to 
enter full teams, a proportionate share of 
individual honors should be garnered by 
the Purple entries. 

Foremost of the Ephmen is Roger 
Moore, favored to capture the high 
hurdles crown and place at least second 
in the lows, his supremacy in the latter 
event being challenged by Clapp of Brown 
and Conley of Rhode Island. Moore 
completed an undefeated year in the 
hurdles by taking both obstacle races 
against Amherst and winning the 440 to 
take scoring honors with fifteen points. 

Will Meet 10 Flat Competition 

Bob Schumo and Pete Gallagher, the 
two dash men who were responsible for 
Williams winning every first in the century 
and 220 this season, will meet severe 
competition. Scanlon of Holy Cross, who 
has broken ten seconds in the 100 is the 
favorite in both events, while Gallagher 
is expected to give him a b-ttle in the 
220. Schumo, whose entry was not assured 
until Wednesday, is a dark horse, but if 
he shows the improvement that he demon- 
strated from meet to meet during the 
season, he should be among the leaders 
when the finals come off tomorrow. 

Three field men complete the roster, 
Brad Wood who broke the Williams 
hammer mark a week ago, Jack Swartz, 
college record holder in the javelin, and 
Ted Bartlett, high jumper. If Swartz 
can better the record of 175 feet, 6 inches 
that he set at Middletown, he stands a 
good chance of placing. Wood and Bartlett 
are both conceded only outside chances 
of breaking into the scoring column. 

Fick Swims in Pool 
Exhibition Thursday 

Peter Fick, a member of the 1936 
Olympic swimming team, gave an exhi- 
bition here Thursday afternoon in Lasell 
Pool. The sprint champion explained and 
thfen demonstrated the various essentials 
of fast swimming and answered questions 
of the college team. 

To The Seniors 

We hope that you will follow 
the events that take place at 
Williams next year. 


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Years Ago 

19 YEARS AGO -Charlie C h a |3 1 i n , 
. H'ogg's Band, and 

Eddie Denipsey appear on Lab campus for 
1917 smoker. Captain Cutler '17 wins New 
England Intercollegiate Tennis tourna- 
ment. Sophomores win class baseball 

14 YEARS AGO-Dodge, Miller, Taylor 
and Perkins help 
Williams tie for second in N.E.l.C. . . . 
Captain Comstock leads golf team to a 
6-0 victory . . . Sigma Phi's and A.U.'s 
win American and National League soft- 
ball championship. 

9 YEARS AGO-Cap and Bells pro- 
duces "The Rivals" 
amid modernistic setting . . . D. K. Little 
'29 smashes pole vault record at 12 feet 
. . . . Little, Sewall, and Wells '29 win 
Graves Prizes .... $31,500 in gifts an- 
nounced by trustees. 

4 YEARS AGO— 600 Alumni to be 
back at reunions . . . 
Peace petition to President passed around 
campus .... McVeigh '36 succeeds Bliss 
'35 as W.C.A. head .... Glee Club lead 
at Albany by Griffin '34 with Boardman, 
L'Ecluse, Stoddard, Westin '35 and 
Kimber '37 as quartet. 

Thomas Lena 

JeflFs Beat Ephmeii, 
73-32,m 1859 Game 

(CouUnuad bom Fiiil 

The whole affair started one day early 
in the spring of 1859 when at an Amherst 
college meeting directly after morning 
prayers, a Mr. Caflin made a motion to the 
elTect that Williams be challenged to a 
"friendly game of ball." Numerous 
negotiations were carried on until it was 
finally settled that the teams of thirteen 
men each "chosen by ballot from the 
students at large" would meet at Pitts- 
field on July 1. 

A novel aspect of the settlement was 
that each team could use its own ball. 
As recounted in the New York Sun in 
1909 the Amherst ball, made by Henry 
Hebard of North Brookfield, was about 
six inches round, weighed two and one- 
half ounces, and was considered a work 
of art at the time. 

Purple Uses Mystic Ball 

The Williams ball was seven inches 
around, weighed only two ounces, and was 
"covered with light colored leather so as 
to make it seen with difficulty by the 
batters." Considering the score, this was a 
dubious subterfuge. Both the balls now 
hang in the Amherst Trophy room with 
the accompanying comment: "The verit- 
able balls used in the first game of inter- 
collegiate baseball ever played, July 1, 

So today Phil Stearns and his 1938 
Purple nine are playing not only for the 
usual honors, but to help avenge that 
ancient defeat and calm the restless 
turning and tossing of Mr. Beecher and 
his colleagues in their respective graves. 
It's Williams' turn to have the advantage 
of side knocks and back strikes; let Am- 
herst suffer the injurious elTects of bad 

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Ball Team Gains Shutout on Eve of Amherst Game 

Fitzgerald Star 
As Nine Spikes 
Union Team, 8-0 

Lefthanded Find Strikes 
Out 9, Allows Scant 4 
Hits in Initial Shutout 

Twins Lead Attack 

Game a Pitchers' Battle 
Until Four-Run Ninth 
Robinson Falters Late 

Paul Must Get Past ^i"* gtickmen to Bc 

Host to Garnet 
In Finale Today 

Coach Charlie Caldwell raked his 
roster in Schenectady on Thursday, and 
on the eve of the season's first crucial 
tilt came up with a third starting pitcher 
in Tom Fitzgerald, who mixed a bewilder- 
ing number of tricks to shutout under- 
estimated Union, 8-0. The slow-working 
portsider wont the distance, allowing four 
hits, striking out nine, walking four, and 
leaving ten Hutchmen stranded on the 

Profiting materially by the potent bat 
of Captain Phil Stearns, the sophomore 
discovery survived a streak of wildness in 
the fourth inning and a Garnet rally in 
the si.\th to register the Purple's first 
shutout of the year and even the won and 
lost column at six and six. Besides his 
contribution on the mound, Fitz contribut- 
ed to his own cause at the plate by opening 
the two-run seventh with a line single off 
Patrie's glove at first. 

Williams jumped to an early lead in the 
(Continued on FUth Page) 

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Ditch Against Union's High Powered 
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Williams takes Pratt Field against 
Amherst at 2.15 this afternoon in quest 
of its second Little Three victory of the 
year with both teams at full strength for 
the battle that may decide the Trophy 
of Trophies competition. Huff Hadley of 
the Ephmen will oppose Bill Michell, who 
holds a life-time average of 3-0 over the 
Purple, on the mound. Both are speed-ball 

Each club carries a decision over Coach 
Blott's Cardinals, the Ephmen turning 
back the Cardinals, 7-5, and Amherst 
advancing by way of a 4-3 score. The 
Sabrina has a better record to date, how- 
ever, than the invaders, who reached the 
.500 mark against Union only Thursday. 
Notable on Williams' card is the 9-2 upset 
over Rutgers and Tom Fitzgerald's 4-hit 
shutout at Union, while Bill Michell 
entered baseball's Hall of Fame at the 
expense of Mass. State, a team which de- 
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Williams' Chances Depend 
on Stopping Joe Paul, 
Union's Midfield Star, 
All-Ameriean Prospect 

Chances for a successful lacrosse season 
come to a head today when the Williams 
stickmen journey to Schenectady, N. Y. 
to tangle with a highl>-toutecl Union ten 
in the hnal encounter of the year. The 
Garnet, which drubbed the Ephmen 22-9 
in 1937, has built its team around Joe 
Paul, high-scoring mitllielder who is can- 
didate for all-American honors and chief 
threat to the Purple. 

Comparative scores point to a close 
battle, since the Dutchmen and Williams 
have both tripped M.I.T. and Tufts after 
bowing to Stevens. Witli a squad con- 
sisting largely of sophomores, Union 
dropped its first two games to Colgate 
and .Stevens, but it has been improving 
rapidly. Led by Paul, who scored seven 
times, the Schenectady group blasted 
Tufts, 13-4, last weekend. 

Al Borden, who formerly attended 
Williams, is on the Garnet attack along 
with Doug Blue. The Union mentor 
stresses offensive pla>' and has never in 
the past attempted to develop a strong 
defense, as indicated by the fact that thi' 
Purple shut out Tufts, 7-0, while the 
Dutchmen downed the Jumbos, 13-4. 
Paul Takes Smith's Place 

Last spring. Union depended on Jack 
Smith, all-American atlack, to beat the 
Ephmen, but this year Paul will be forced 
to carry double duties if the Garnet 
counts on winning. In addition to his 
work in the midfield, he is expected to bear 
the brunt of his team's scoring thrusts. 

Coach Whoops Snively has been drilling 
his outfit to stop Paul and bolster the 
attack against the inexperienced Union 
defense unit. Harv Potter, at center, will 
be a big factor in the Williams plan of 
action. His ability to control the center 
draw in past games has meant much to 
the Ephmen. 

MacGruer Will Get Workout 

Jack MacGruer will be given the diffi- 
cult assignment of guarding Paul, while 
Lee Means will fill in the other midfield 
position. Regulars Dave Swanson, Tom 
Duncan, and Jake Warden are available 
(Continued on Fiilh Page) 

A. D. TripsClub After 26 
Innings for League Title 

Softball fans witnessed one of the 
closest finishes in intranmral sport when 
Alpha Delta Phi nosed out the stalwarts 
from the Garfield Club Thursday, 3-2, 
to win the league championship and earn 
the right to face the Dekes in the Berk- 
shire "World Series." John Gillette cli- 
maxed twenty-five innings of tooth and 
nail struggle by pulling down a fly ball 
in center field with the tying run in scoring 
position, giving Bud Boyer a hard-earned 
win on the mound. 

The battle started Tuesday when B<jyer 
and Dick Woods locked horns in a pitchers 
battle that went for seventeen imiings 
with neither team able to score. In the 
first of the eighteenth the A.D.'s pushed 
over what looked like the winning run, 
oEily to have the men from over the hill 
tie the score with a supreme effort. Tired 
by their scoring exertions, both clubs 
agreed to a recess until Thursday'. 

Resuming hostilities where they left 
off, the teams fanned at the ball for four 
more innings until the Club scored two 
unearned tallies in the fifth. Never 
daunted the boys came back in the next 
frame, and Boyer climaxed a three run 
rally, driving Pete Kinney across the 
plate to win his own ball game. 

Courtmen Trim 
Cardinal Outfit 
With Ease, 7-2 

First Little Three Meet 
Adds 4th Consecutive 
Win to Chaffee Siring 

Yale Arrives Today 

Purple Conceded Oiilsidr 
Chance to INip Eli Teani 
That Topped N. (Carolina 

Golf Team Sets 
Back Wesleyan 
Thursday by 8-1 

Anderson Is Only Loser 
in Initial Little Three 
Match ; Showing Gives 
Purple Edge on Crown 

Williams golfers teed off to an impressive 
start on the season's second title drive 
Thursday when they swept five Cartlinals 
before them in JVIiddletown to annex a 
decisive 8-1 win from Wesleyan in their 
first Little Three encounter. Only an upset 
over Andy Anderson, Purple number two 
man, prevented Coach Dick Baxter's 
sub-par machine from making a clean 

(Continued on Fifth Page) 

Friday, May '0 — Little T'hrec tennis 
honors moved up their first Pur|)lc step 
this week when Coach Claiciue C, 
Chaffee's high-flying tennis team swampid 
a mediocre Weslejan outfit for a 7-2 win 
which was marred by defeats handed lo 
Captain Al Jarvis and Lee Stetson, 
Williams, riding on the crest of a four 
match streak, appears to have an nutsidt 
chance of upsettiuR a strong Eli .squaJ 
which descends on Sage courts today 
boasting a victory over Carolina and ,i 
tie with Princeton. 

Leading off the Williams doul)l(> cum- 
binations, Al Jarvis and Pete Slionk r,in 
their list of consecutive wins up to sis 
as they overpowered Barrows and Pfciffcr, 
6-1, 6-2, with their driving overhands. TIk 
new pair of Gaynor Collester and W.irrcn 
Paine experienced no beginners' dillicul- 
ties in setting back Brown and Lewis (or 
a 6-2, 6-2 victory, while Sewell Curkran 
and Keller Pollock polished off Green anil 
Eisendrath, 6-2, 6-3. 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 

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Freshmen" Field will come the last 
opportunity to see Coach 
Bill Fowle's phenomenal freshmen per- 
form as yearlings. As the first year men 
approach their most important contest of 
the season, the Amherst game, their 
record speaks for itself. They are hitting 
sensations who have not lost a game. 
Paced by Shaun Meehan, who has com- 
piled a cool .800 average that embraces 
nine triples and five home runs, the club 
has averaged seventeen runs per game. 
Batting beyond the charmed .400 circle 
along with the catcher are Clarke, Hoy- 
sradt, and Wheeler. The slaughter against 
Wesleyan, 17-8, was accomplished with- 
out the services of Dave Fitzgerald, leading 
hurler and clean-up man, and while the 
Lord JelFs will be the stiffest competition 
met to date, the Ephmen should roll out 
another. Once this season the group has 
failed to break into the twin-figured run 
column. This was a 9-0 shutout registered 
in six innings against Hotchkiss. 
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His latest feat was to allow one hit while 
sending twenty-two down swinging; and 
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coach has wisely refused to let him throw 
more than three-quarter speed while he 
is still in school. Six feet, six inches and 
weighing over 200 pounds, Ed is said to 
resemble Schoolboy Rowe more closely 
than any other noted pitcher. At the same 
time, he is definitely headed for Williams- 
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Golf Team Crushes 
Wesleyan, Away, 8-1 

(Coatinued from Fourth Pag*) 

Butch Schriber, the only golfer in 
eastern intercollegiate competition who 
has turned hack Willie Turnesa this year, 
had no trouble downing the Cardinal 
number one man, Harris, by a four and 
three count, combining with Anderson 
to annex the best ball point, five and four. 

Frank C.illett and Bobby Jones, who 
barely failed to execute a coup d'etat over 
I larvard last weekend, triumphed decisive- 
ly in their individual matches, while 
walking away with the best ball, five and 
four. Kay Korndorfer provided the closest 
match of the day, tripping Levine, two 
and one, while Frank Caulk returned to 
form to swamp Townsend, five and four. 
The two took their best ball, four and 

Thursday's resounding triumph, coupled 
with Williams' creditable showing against 
the top-notchers of the Kastern Inter- 
collegiate Coif Association here last 
week, will give Coack Dick Baxter's men 
a decided edge Wednesday when they go 
to Amherst to seek their second consecu- 
tive Little Three crown. 

At Middletown the Schriber-Anderson 
combination continued its impressive 
conquest of the eastern golf cream Ijy 
annexing their eighth best ball point of 
the season. The Harvard one and two 
combination has been the only duet to 
capture that point from the two Williams 
sophomores who have successfully taken 
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Stickmeii lo Battle 
Garnet Team Today 

(Continu«d from Fourth Fag*) 
for attack posts, while Spence Silver- 
Ihornc, Heavy Abberley, and Ken Palmer 
will bear the brunt of the' defense to re- 
inforce Russ Keller in the Williams cage. 
The Purple squad, which lost to Stevens 
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record of two wins and two losses in its 
official season so far, and a victory today 
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ful and a mediocre schedule. Johnny Pratt, 
senior defenseman, is still out of action 
with a sprained back, but Coach Snively 
will have plenty of reserve strength to 
call on. 

Williams Nine Stops 
Garnet With 4 Hits 

(Continued from Page Four) 

first. Larry Durrell drew the first of three 
walks on four pitched balls, and after Pete 
Seay had sacrificed him to second, he 
scored on twin singles to center by Doug 
and Phil Stearns. The Purple had to be 
satisfied with this lone marker until the 
sixth, when Coach Duke Nelson's forces 
presented Phil Stearns with a run on a 
two-base error by Garnett and two passed 
balls by catcher Harry Palmer. 

Fitz Walks Carr, Garnett 
Union threatened seriously in the fourth 
without scoring a hit when Patrie reached 
on Durrell's miscue and advanced to 
third as Fitzgerald passed both Carr and 
Garnett. Seay threw out Robinson at 
first to retire the side, but again in the 
sixth the Dutchmen seemed certain of 
scoring. Feldman, the second man up, 
looped a hit to short center which Bill 
Stradley, coming in fast, played into a 
double. Brockner advanced him with a 
clean smash to left, going to second on the 
play at third, but Carr popped to Doug 
Stearns and pinch-hitter Wiley fanned to 
stifle the uprising. 

With the game already on ice, the Eph- 
men went to work on Robinson in the 
ninth, two walks, two singles, a double by 
Doug Stearns, and an error netted four 
more runs as the visitors batted around. 
Robinson, a left-hander with a curve that 
broke too low, pitched well enough to 
win until the late innings. He allowed only 
three hits in six frames and struck out 
seven Ephmen over the full nine-inning 
distance. Seven bases on balls and the big 
Purple ninth marred his afternoon. 

Stradley and Nelligan collided while 
chasing Brockner's fly in the fourth, 
Nellie getting the putout and Bill an 
assist on the play. 

Robinson didn't get a strike by Durrell 
until the seventh inning. In the first, third 
and fifth, the shortstop walked on four 
pitched balls. 

Nelligan stole second in the second. He 
slid in on his face, jerked spasmodically 
twice, and rolled over on his back, grab 
bing the bag with his left hand, not grace 
fully, but none the less effectively. 

The summary: 


ab r h po 

Durrell, ss 3 10 2 

Seay, 3b 2 10 1 

D. Stearns. 2b 5 2 2 2 

P. Stearns, lb 5 13 7 

Stradley, cf 4 114 

Nellisan, If 2 10 1 

Baldingcr. rf 4 

Latvis 10 10 

Simmons, c 4 2 10 

Fitzgerald, p 5 110 

Student Lul>or Agitation 
Individual Affair, U.C. Says 

(Conttnued from Firil Page) 

Council's statement follows in full: 

"The activities of members of the 
Student Union who have become inter- 
ested in gaining practical experience in 
North Adams in labor problems have 
been brought to the attention of the 
Undergraduate Council as being con- 
sidered representative of Williams College 
as a whole. It has been recommended by 
the council that, because of the danger of 
public misinterpretation, the dislinction 
be made clear between the activities of 
individual students and the collective 
action of the undergraduate body, either 
within or outside of any organization on 
the campus. 

"While neither repudiating nor sup- 
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of the Student Union, and while commend- 
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to point out that it involves only individ- 
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Thomas. If 
Myers. 2b 
Palmer, c 
Patrie. lb 
Feldman. cf 
Brockner, rf 
Carr. ss 
Gatnett. 3b 
Robinson, p 
a Wiley 
b Yunich 

UNION (0) 

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4 — 8 


Scon by innings: 
WILLIAMS 10 1 2 

a Battel' for Garnett in sixth, 
b Batteo for Robinson in ninth, 
i Nelliga'' hit by batted ball in sixth. 

Runs ba'ted in: P. Stearns (2), Stradley. 
Nelligan, Lot-vis, Simmons. Two base hits: 
Feldman, D. Stearns. Sacrifice hits: D. Stearns, 
Thomas, Myers. Stolen bases: Stradley. Nelli- 
gan, Thomas (2), Feldman. Passed balls: 
Palmer (4). Left on Bases: Williams 11. Union 
10. Bases on balls: off Fitzgerald 4. Robinson 7. 
Struck out: by l'"itzgerald 9. by Robinson 7. 
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Friday, May 20 — President James P. 
Baxter, 3rd, will wind up a full week of 
travelling and speaking tonight by address- 
ing an expected audience of 3,000 at a 
symposium of the Associated Harvard 
Clubs of America in Chicago. His speech, 
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Life," will follow addresses by Harvard's 
President James B. Conant and Howard 
Mumford Jones and Harlow Shapley, 
two Harvard professors. 

Last evening Mr. Baxter was in Min- 
neapolis where he attended the Min- 
neapolis Williams alumni dinner after 
spending the day speaking before the 
Blake, University High, and St. Pauls 

The President inaugurated his week of 
travel last Monday when he was a speaker 
and honored guest at the annual dinner of 
the Amherst Connecticut Valley Alumni 
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ChaiFeemen Defeat 
Red Birds Easily, 7-2 

(ConUnuad from Fourth Fag«) 

Shonk's mixture of singles play shots 
swept him through the grooved game of 
Eisendrath whose strong forehand could 
not handle the drop shots, slices, drives, 
and lobs of the Purple netman. While 
Shonk was winning handily at 6-1, 6-3, 
CoUester and Green put on a good back 
and forth show in which the confidence 
of the Williams man finally conquered, 
6-3, 3-6, 6-2. 

Paine worked up a better net game 
behind longer drives to deep court for 
an easily taken 6-3, 6-4 victory, while 
Corkran ran out a long affair with Brown 
to give the Chaffeemen another win at 
6-4, 2-6, 6-3. 

I^own in the losing column for the first 
time since the Princeton meeting, Al 
Jarvis went to pieces in an unagressive 
encounter that Barrows snapped up, S-7, 
7-5, 6-1, after Jarvis had taken the first 
set with five games in a row and had just 
slipped out of the second. Lee Stetson, 
back in the line-up after a lay-off during 
the M.I.T. visit, blew up his chances once 
more to drop the second Purple match 
6-3, 3-6, 6-2. 

The summary: 
Score: Williams 7 - Wesleyan 2 

SINGLES— Barrows (Wes.) defeated 
Jarvis (Wins.), 5-7, 7-5, 6-1; Shonk (Wms.) 
defeated Eisendrath (Wes.), 6-1, 6-3; 
CoUester (Wms. ) defeated Green (Wes.), 
6-3, 3-6, 6-2; Paine (Wms.) defeated 
Pfeiffer (Wes.), 6-3, 6-4; Lewis (Wes.) 
defeated Stetson (Wms.) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; 
Corkran (Wms.) defeated Brown (Wes.), 
6-4, 2-6, 6-3. 

DOUBLES— Jarvis and Shonk (Wms.) 
defeated Barrows and Pfeiffer (Wes.), 
6-1, 6-2; CoUester and Paine (Wms.) 
defeated Brown and Lewis (Wes.), 6-2, 
6-2; Corkran and Pollock (Wms.) defeated 
Eisendrath and Green (Wes.), 6-2, 6-3. 


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skating derby. Four of their negatives 
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hardwood circles as "Rolling Romeo" 
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ou have seen the 1939 Gulielmensian. We hope you 
like it. The Editors and the staff members feel re- 
warded by the spirit of help and cooperation which they 
have found wherever assistance was needed, and by the 
fine quality of the finished product. ^ There has been an 
unprecedented demand for this year's Gul. 595 Copies 
were ordererd. In response to an even larger demand 25 
extra copies are being bound. These will exhaust the sup- 
ply. They may be obtained at five dollars a copy from Phil 
Wheelock at D. U. or at Jesup Hall during the noon hour. 























^ MAY 24 1038 

Tile Williams Record 




No. 16 

Lerner Outlines 
New Principles 
For Liberalism 

Democratic Collectivism 
Alone Can Prevent Rise 
of Fascism, He Claims 

Urges Positive Acts 

Recent Faculty Appointee 
Closes Annual Meeting 
of Political Scientists 

Renovated liberalism based on a prac- 
tical, positive and courageous credo for 
democratic collectivism can alone spare 
the world from the barbarous assaults of 
fascism, Max Lerner, newly appointed 
professor of political science, told a gather- 
ing of New England political scientists as 
they concluded their annual meeting with 
a banquet at the Williams Inn Saturday 

Traditional classical liberalism now 
plays into the hands of reaction, the editor 
of The Nation contended as he laid down 
the blueprints of a new and aggressive 
force for social and economic action. 
"The essential intellectual temper of the 
whole body of liberal doctrine as we have 
it today is negativist, fear-ridden, and in- 
capable of generating a positive program," 
Mr. Lerner remarked. 

Paralyzed in will and effort, "liberalism 
has fixed its eyes on the glories of the past 
and the dangers of the future," he added. 
"Fascism if it arrives," Mr. Lerner 
argued, "will not come from any extension 
of government power, but from economic 
collapse, political paralysis, and psy- 
chological hysteria." 

Fascism Not Greatest Fear 

"The greatest tragedy of our era lies 
not in the onward march of fascism, but 
in the inadequacy of liberalism to cope 
with economic collapse and the challenge 
of fascism. "Only collective effort and 
governmental control can solve our prob- 
lem, the speaker continued, "but the old 
liberalism fears collective action and does- 
n't want to get into the arena of public 

The classic liberal of today has been 
greatly maligned because he has chosen 
to talk in terms of universal platitudes, 
to brush aside economic programs, to 
vacillate between two sides of a problem, 
Mr. Lerner stated. Martyr-like, "he lets 
others do what they will," the speaker 
continued, "though it destroys the world. 
He pays lofty lip service to minorities, but 
he fears democratic majorities. 

"And while the liberal program has not 
(Coslla— d ca S«oondP«g«) 

Age-Old Williams Traditions WUl Hold 
Sway Monday, Exams Taking Holiday 

Memorial Day Ceremonies to Include Grosvenor 
Cup Award, Amherst Game, Gargoyle Tapping 

Williams tradition in its most attractive 
form will penetrate this Berkshire air 
next Monday when the entire undergrad- 
uate body participates in an afternoon of 
age-old ceremony. The annual Gargoyle 
tapping on the lab campus will climax a 
Memorial Day which includes a second 
baseball game with Amherst on Weston 
Field, the awarding of the Grosvenor Cup, 
and the class singing contest on the steps 
of Jesup Hall. 

Examinations will tactfully take a day 
ofT to allow alumni and undergraduates 
unlimited exploitation of the day most 
steeped in tradition on the Williams cal- 
endar. The Trophy of Trophies may hang 
on the contest between the two ancient 
rivals, Williams and Amherst, who ini- 
tiated intercollegiate baseball into the 
United States in 1859. 

Twenty members of Gargoyle will 
march brisquely out of Jesup Hall follow- 
ing the preliminary events of the after- 
noon, led by Edward A. Whitaker, presi- 
dent of the senior honorary society, and 
form a circle on the cast side of the lab 
campus. As the crowd on the slope in front 
of West College holds its collective breath. 
Gargoyle members will drop out one by 
one, march past the junior class seated on 
the lab fence, wheel around at the west 

By WiNSHip A. Todd '40 

Nine Pounds Out Surprise 
7-4 Win Over Lord Jeflfs 

end of the campus to tap those members 
of the class of 1939 who have best "shown 
in their college life a desire and ability 
to promote the best interests of Williams." 

Prior to the tapping, Whitaker will 
present the Grosvenor Cup, donated by 
the Interfraternity Council of 1931 in 
memory of their fellow member, Allan 
Livingston Grosvenor, on the steps of 
Jesup Hall. This trophy is presented to 
that member of the junior class "who best 
exempUfies the traditions of Williams." 

The four undergraduate classes, imme- 
diately following the ball game on Weston 
Field, will assemble singly on the Jesup 
steps to present the cumulative efforts of 
their respective class song writers. The 
senior class, winner of the award last year, 
will sing Ephraim Williatiis, written by 
Northrop Brown '38, while the juniors 
will present Forever Loyal, with words by 
James M. Ludlow and music by Frank H. 
Townsend, '39. ^4^ Forty Passes By will 
be sung by the sophomore class, written 
by William S. Budington and R. Elliott 
Watt. The freshman song, The Victory 
March, composed by E. Throop Geer and 
C. Louis Safford, Jr., '41, will conclude 
the traditional singing. In addition to its 
original presentations, each class will sing 
a Williams song. 

1939 'GuV Sets Record 
As Sales Go Over 600 

"Two hundred more copies of The 
Gulielmensian have been sold by the 
1939 board than in any previous 
year," Phillip S. Wheelock '39, bus- 
iness manager of the publication, 
reported Saturday after nearly all of 
the copies had been distributed. 

The issue, which is dedicated to 
Theodore C. Smith, Ph.D., retiring 
as dean of the college after thirty- 
five years of active service, has sold 
approximately six hundred of the six 
hundred and twenty-five copies 

Hadley Delivers Vital Hit 
in 4-run Sixth, Walks 3, 
Fans 6 in 4th Victory; 
Durrell Paces Batters 

Purple Orators Gain Graduation Program 
2-1 Win over Jeflfs Will Last Five Days 

Local Team Awarded One 
Point in Close Battle 
for Johnston Trophy 

With Deerfield Academy acting in the 
role of neutral territory, debating teams 
representing Williams and Amherst col- 
leges climaxed their respective seasons 
last Friday night as the Adelphic Union 
speakers won a 2-1 decision and added 
another Williams point toward winning 
the Johnston plaque known as the Trophy 
of Trophies. A. Keith F. McKean '38 
and Sidney W. Goldsmith, Jr., '40 up- 
held the negative side of the question. 
Resolved, That an education in a small 
college is more beneficial intellectually 
and socially than one at a large college, 
thus ending a series of debates which 
previously was tied at one all. 

"In a small college there is more of a 

chance for individual expansion and 

development of personality which is so 

essential to undergraduate life," Richard- 

(ConUnnwl on Sixth Pag*} 

Student Participation in North Adams 
CIO Drive is Fine Idea, Says Lerner 

Although refusing to comment on the 
specific problems involved in the Williams 
Student Union's attempt to aid the C.I.O. 
in organizing the Sprague Specialties Com- 
pany in North Adams, Max Lerner, 
distinguished liberal who will teach at 
Williams next fall, told a Record re- 
porter Sunday that he "strongly approved 
the principle of allowing undergraduates to 
take an active part in such disputes." 

Mr. Lerner knew nothing about the 
Wages, hours, or conditions at stake in the 
fight between Sprague and John L. Lewis' 
group, and did not attempt to take sides, 
but he pointed out that "students ought to 
know about such matters if they plan to 
go into business themselves after they 

The editor of Nation plans to teach 
sections in Political Science 5-6 and 19-20 
after he arrives here in September. "I 
nope to complete my book on the Supreme 
Court during the first part of my three- 
y«ar stay here," he told this reporter. 
The manuscript for the volume is already 
more than half completed, Mr. Lerner 

Chances for a revival of the Supreme 
Court issue by the President are pretty 
remote," the authority on the subject 
admitted. "However, I feel that Roosevelt 
*'" wntinue his campaign to pass the Re- 
organization Bill, now that he has re- 
vived support from the electorate in 
*'orida and Oregon," Mr. Lerner ex- 


"These recent successes of New Deal 
candidates in Florida and Oregon pri- 
maries show that Roosevelt's hold on the 
average United States citizen is strong, 
but it doesn't compare with his popularity 
immediately following the 1936 election," 
stated the new addition to the Williams 
faculty. F. D. R. has lost the support of 
the lower middle class during the recent 
business recession, since justly or not they 
are inclined to blame it on him, Mr. 
Lerner felt. 

Continuing along a political vein, the 
distinguished liberal editor and teacher 
discounted the theory that Roosevelt has 
definitely decided not to run for a third 
term. "I would not be surprised to see him 
be a candidate again in 1940, especially if 
he is unable to find a popular successor 
within the Democratic ranks," Lerner 
predicted. "As yet, no man has appeared 
on the scene who has both the support of 
Roosevelt and sufficient popularity with 
the electorate," he told this interviewer. 

After teaching for a short period at 
Harvard three years ago, Mr. Lerner 
served as a member of the faculty at 
Wellesley and University of Wyoming 
summer schools, so that his experiences 
at Williams starting next fall will not be 
entirely new to him. While a tutor at 
Cambridge, Mr. Lerner worked in Adams 
House, where he became acquainted with 
President Baxter. 

Wesleyan Baseball Game 
and Alumni Gathering 
to Feature Exercises 

Scheduling events from 10.00 p.m., 
Thursday, June 16 when the formal 
Senior Promenade will be held in Lasell 
Gymnasium to graduation exercises in 
Chapin Hall Monday morning at 10.30 
a preliminary unofficial Commencement 
program has been released by the Board 
of Trustees through the local alumni 
office. The five day program includes the 
Wesleyan baseball game, a band concert, 
the Baccalaureate Service, and the an- 
nual meeting of the Society of Alumni. 

Friday morning at 9.00 a.m. the execu- 
tive committee of the Society of Alumni 
and the Alumni Advisory Council will 
meet in Jesup. Following this the Board 
of Trustees will hold their annual meeting 
in Chapin Hall. Jesup Hall will again be 
the center of activity at 11.00 and 12.00 
a.m., when the directors of the Alumni 
Fund and the Phi Beta Kappa Society 
assemble for their yearly gatherings. In 
the afternoon at 2.00 Class Day Exercises 
will take place on the laboratory campus, 
(CoBlinuad on Third Fag*) 

2500 Greet Baxter 
At Chicago Meeting 

Large universities can liiul a solution 
for the "curse of bigness" in the education- 
al methods of the best small colleges 
President James P. Baxter, 3rd, told the 
2,500 people who attended the symposium 
of the Associated Harvard Clubs of Amer- 
ica in Chicago's Orchestra Hall Friday 
evening. Speaking on "The Never Failing 
River of Student Life," the Williams 
head discussed his experience with the 
house plan at Harvard and the trend in 
modern college teaching which seeks to 
"draw out, not to cram in." 

Mr. Baxter pointed out that both Har- 
vard and Yale have been successful in 
combining much of the intimacy of a 
small college with the great variety of 
choice available in a large university. 
"In imitating the small colleges Harvard 
and Yale have paid them the sincerest 
form of natteiy and the resultant com- 
petition should be to the benefit of all 
concerned," he said. He also pointed out, 
however, that from these efforts of some 
of the larger institutions "the small col- 
leges themselves can learn useful lessons." 

The Williams president stated that 
because of the recent trends which place 
more and more educational responsibility 
on the students themselves, "not within 
our lifetime has the scholastic interest 
of the undergraduates been as keen and 
as challenging as it is today." No longer 
does a college class "goose-step" towards 
graduation, he noted, and illustrated his 
point by saying that,"thanks to the flex- 
ibility of our Williams system, the 229 
(^— ""-' oa Saoond Pag*) 

By Woodward B. Norton '39 
Williams cracked Kigh-flying Sabrina 
into the dust of Pratt Field Saturday as 
Huff Hadley outpitched the cream of the 
Amherst mound staff to blight the Lord 
Jeff's title hopes before a llouseparty 
crowd of 2800 and turn in the first Purple 
victory in this series since 1935, 7-4. 
Larry Durrell, with three singles in four 
official times at bat, led the attack at the 
plate which enabled "Sweet William" 
Michell to take his shower before the 
side had been retired in the fifth and 
hammere<l "Daddy" Williams for four 
runs in the game-clinching sixth. 

The blow that turned the tide and re- 
warded the uphill fight staged in the face 
of a three-run lead for the top-heavy, home 
town favorites was delivered by Hadley 
with two on and nobody gone in the sixth. 
Orthodox baseball called for a sacrifice to 
advance both runners, but with Balme 
hugging second to hold Johnny Baldinger 
to the sack and the infield playing well 
up on the grass, the Purple reversed 
strategy and Huff shot a single through 
the hole at short which loaded the bases. 
Michell Fades in Fifth 

Durrell chose this moment to lace his 
third hit off Goodell's glove at first, and 
after Pete Seay had skied to Balnie and 
Doug Stearns had forced .Simmons at 
the plate, Schick to Christianson, Wil- 
liams walked Captain Phil Stearns to 
force in a run and Bill Stradley scored 
Larry and Doug with his second drive of 
the afternoon. It was in the fifth that the 
Ephmen chased Michell, making his first 
home appearance since registering a no- 
hit, no-run game against Mass. State. 

He opened this frame by walking both 
Simmons and Hadley before Durrell 
singled to load the bases. Working with 
superb coolness, the big righthander got 
Seay on strikes, forced Doug Stearns to 
hit weakly to the box, forcing Simmons, 
at home, and apparently was successfully 
out of the hole when Phil Stearns rapped 
a grounder to third. Schick fielded the 
ball cleanly but threw into the dirt at 
first, and when Goodell failed to come up 
with it, two runs were scored. 

(Contlnv*d on Fouith Pag*) 

F.D,R, Is 'Off his Base/ Hears Only What 
He Wants, Bruce Barton Tells Reporter 

By John O. Tomb '40 

Brooks Will Discuss 
Labor in Radio Talk 

Monday, May 23 — Robert R.R. Brooks, 
assistant professor of economics and spec- 
jalist in labor activities, will review the 
latest conditions in employer-employee 
relations when he addresses a nation- 
wide Columbia Broadcasting System 
hook-up this afternoon from 4.30 to 4.45. 
Speaking from Albany under the auspices 
of the Public Affairs Committee of New 
York City, Dr. Brooks will summarize 
the opinions he recently set forth in 
"Labor on New Fronts," a pamphlet 
published by the PublicAflfairs Committee. 

After examining the history of the 
National Labor Relations Board in the 
courts. Professor Brooks concludes in 
his pamphlet that the record has been 
highly successful. He then lists six reasons 
why incorporation of labor unions might 
prove undesirable, including the conten- 
tion that court injunctions can be more 
effective than closer legal organization. 

Surveying the growth of the C.I.O. 
and the increasing tendency for labor to 
resort to political action, Professor Brooks 
remarks that "industrial unionism repre- 
sents an adjustment to changed industrial 
conditions." Struggles for union recog- 
nition, he points out, now are settled by 
the ballot box or the N.L.R.B. instead of 
by the picket line. 

"Franklin D. Roosevelt is insulated from 
everything he doesn't want to hear," ad- 
man Bruce Barton, representative of five 
square miles of people around New York 
City's Central Park, told this reporter 
recently when he dropped in to see the new 
Congressman in his House Office Building 
quarters. "The President has shut out 
all opinions that do not completely jibe 
with his own," the spokesman for Man- 
hattan's silk stocking seventeenth re- 
marked, "so that except for the phoney 
sources he wants to see, all the fountains 
of information have dried up since the 
death of Louie Howe." 

Showing an extreme respect for the 
man who was Franklin Roosevelt's 
Colonel House, the former propagandist 
puffed nervously, almost vindictively, on a 
succession of cigarettes as he noted that 
"Roosevelt entered the White House with 
the best political intelligence in the 
country — that of his personal advisor, 
Louis McHenry Howe. And when he lost 
that, it was the worst catastrophe that 
ever overtook the nation." 

"The Reorganization bill shows that 
Roosevelt is off his base," Mr. Barton 
contended as he twirled a Phi Beta Kappa 
key. "Howe would never have let him 
propose anything like that." Comparing 
Roosevelt to Caesar for "thrice pushing 
away the crown of dictatorship," the 
New Yorker claimed "Roosevelt is getting 
badly scared because things are cracking 
wide open." 

For the first time in years, the wealthy 
west side district's mixture of brown stone 
fronts and filthy tenements sent a Re- 

publican to Congress last fall when the 
former G.O.P. publicity director campaign- 
ed on a pledge to repeal a bill a week. 
"People are becoming conscious of the 
fact that we need to repeal some of the- 
damned nonsense now on the statute 
books," Mr. Barton contended as he sat 
before his typewriter with his white shirt 
sleeves rolled up. 

Complaining at the failure of New 
York's upper classes to go to the polls,, 
the partner of Batten, Barton, Durstine, 
and Osborne explained his position on the 
repeal of legislation. "I never said a bill 
a day," he stated, "but a law a week." 
"In sixteen weeks," the light, curly haired 
Representative added, "I have introduced 
thirteen repeal proposals, and all of them 
are reposing safely and quietly in com- 
mittee wastebaskets." 

Admitting that we never will return to 
"the good old days" because the "|5oliticaI 
power has moved across the railroad 
tracks," Mr. Barton claims that elections 
can be won without offering any construe 
tive alternative programs. "The history 
of politics," he remarked, "has been a 
series of drives against something." 

"And yet," he added, "times have 
changed. It used to be that a depression 
reacted against the party in power, but 
now bad times throw people into the 
clutches of the administration. And it is a 
great mistake to suppose that any loss of 
Democratic support goes to the Re- 
publicans. The danger today is that in- 
stead of going to the right the country will 
swing to the left." 


The Williams Record 

North Adams, MaBsachusetts 

' Publtehed Tueaday and Saturday by SttAMnta of WIIIIatM College during the Bchool year 
Subecription Price $.).U0 per year. 

Entered at Nortli Adams puet office aa second ciasa matter Friday, April 8, 1938 
OfflO-M pubMMthtti! Bkeebior Ptlnting Company, North Adanu, Maaa. 

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May 14, ItM 

N*. 16 

TiiK Rkcoud takes pleasure in announcing that William H. Curtiss, 
Jr., of Coming, N. Y., John O. Tomb of Newton Centre, Chandler Y. 
Keller of Liberty, N. Y., and Winship A. Todd of Kalamazoo, Mich., 
all in the class of 1940, have been chosen associate editors. The first two 
will compete next fall for the positions of editor-in-chief and senior 
associate editor. At the same time, the latter two will compete for the 
positions of managing editor and assignment editor. 



The 1939 Gulielmensian is a record of the year's activities of which 
Williams may wbII be proud. Its editors have realized their declared pur- 
pose, namely, to suit their publication to a modern period while retaining 
college tradition. The increased emphasis on candid photography is an 
eye-catching step toward the up-to-date, while the handling of the 
composite makeup of the college is both attractive and painstakingly 
accurate. The business board has added sixty pages to the book, no small 
achievement in times of business recession. To the editors of the Gul go 
our congratulations for a solid achievement. 


The New Liberalism outlined by Max Lerner in his speech Saturday 
comes as an inspiring credo for liberals at a time when they are confused 
and divided. Unquestionably, today we need a positive program to re- 
place the platitudes that have long pdsed for true liberal thought. Dr. 
Lerner's remarks are particularly pertinent to Williams for ahnost every 
one of them can be paraphrased to cover the situation at this institution. 
Even more than the whole country, Williams is suffering from adherence 
to an outmoded form of liberalism. Williams— if it wishes to survive these 
troubled times in good health — in its educational policies and in the tem- 
per of its faculty and student body must reflect the currents of positive 
and forward-looking liberaUsm. 

We are far from alarmed at the status of the college today. Now that 
the school year is coming to an end, we proudly view in retrospect the 
surge of positive liberalism on the campus during the past eight months. 
Let us look at the record. The Student Union has developed in strength 
and in the stability of its social outlook. The student body has shown 
itself capable of active interest in campus problems such as chapel, and 
the trustees have responded. Faculty members have been willing to give 
the public the benefit of their insight into contemporary problems. Stu- 
dents have participated actively in the affairs of North Adams in the 
attempt to better conditions there, and the first peace demonstration 
at Williams has proved a success. Most important. President Baxter 
has given a convincing demonstration of his educational liberalism 
throughout the year, culminating in the appointment of Dr. Lerner. 

All this is positive liberalism. All this repudiates tlie old-fashioned 
concepts under which Williams developed. These concepts were mostly 
of a negative character: to present both sides of a question, to tolerate 
opposite viewpoints, to disdain from actual participation in contemporary 
struggles. Today Williams is becoming imbued with a new liberalism. 
Talking in negatives is becoming unpopular. The fight must be for the 
preservation of education itself. We cannot see the views of those who 
attack freedom of speech and thought. We cannot be tolerant of those who 
would destroy tolerance. We cannot refrain from fighting for the organiza- 
tions, such as the C.I.O., which we consider the most effective instruments 
for holding down the forces which would do irreparable fiarm to Williams 
and to education as a whole. 

Is this anti- Williams? Is this contrary to the traditions and ideals of 
the college? We do not believe so. The traditions of Williams have always 
been rooted in the ideals of liberal democracy. As the popular conception 
of liberal democracy develops, so must those traditions. They have in 
the past and they must in the future. We cannot afford to fall behind the 


4.00 p.m. — Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. 

Boston College. Weston Field. 
4.00 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 

Amherst. Sage Hall Courts. 
4.00 p.m.^-Freshman Tennis. Williams vs. 

Amherst, Lynde Lane Courts. 
4.00 p.m.— Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 

Amherst. Amherst. 

2500 Greet Baxter 
At Chicago Meeting 

(CaaHauad fioia FinI Faga) 
members of our present freshman class 
chose 213 different patterns of courses 
last fall." 

Summing up this trend, the speaker 
said, "through the tutorial system at 
Harvard and honors work in many other 
institutions, the student is kept con- 
Mantly aware that the problem of master- 
ing his chosen field of knowledge is his 
own problem." 

In conclusion, Mr. Baxter quoted 
Emerson's statement on colleges which 
aays that they can serve highly only when 
they aim to create, not to drill. "On their 
niccess in thia task, a» you all realize, the 
future of America depends," he said. 

Lerner Would Alter 
Form of Liberalism 

(OeoHnrnd tiam tint Paga) 
proven its ability to stand the ravages of 
time, ideologies based upon that philoso- 
phy continue in disembodied existence. 
Liberalism ha* been converted from a 
credo for freeing the oppressed to A method 
for keeping them in place. The doctrine 
of economic individualism leads to further 
concentration of corporate power, and 
laissetfaire leads to the defeat of essential 
governmental regulation of business, for 
liberalism continues to fear government 
interference" as it did in the days when 
it de-Stratified feudal society and relaxed 
political controls for a nascent capitalism. 

Yet, it would be a mistake to discard 
the principle of liberalism, the speaker 
said, though it has outlived its usefulness 
in its present form. "The new liberalism 
of the future," Mr. Lerner contended, 
"must have social energies equally strong 
and decisive" as "the objectives and 
premises which made liberalism in the past 
one of the great shaping forces of history. 
I think that democratic theory will have 
to carry on where liberal thought left off, 
and I look forward to a revolution in 
thought centering around the concept of 

17 H. E. ColIagM RaprsMntad 

Today a new liberalism is emerging in 
which the principal component is an amal- 


rriday. May t7 
V.OO a.m. 

Astronomy 3-4 — 13 H. 

Chemistry 3-4 — T.C.L. 

Clasa. Civ. 1-2 — 4, 5. 6, 

Fine Arts 3-4 — 10 L. 

Greek 19.20—7 L. 

History 5-a — 6, 7 Gr. 

Political Science 16—4 Gh. 

Spanisli 7-8 — 7H. . . ' • 

Mathematica, 13-14— 18 H. 
1.30 p.m. 

Mathematics 1-2—6, 8 H. 

Mathematics la-2a— 11. 13. IS H. 

Mathematics 3-4—16, 17 H. 
Saturday, Hay »a 
9.00 a.m. 

Biology 8— T.B.L. 

Biology 10— T.B.L. 

Econ. 5-6— Sec. 1—4 Gr. 

Eng. Composition Ia-2a — AL. 

German 9-10 — 6 H. 

Mathematics 7-8—16 H. 

Philosophy 3-4 — 8 H. 

Physics 19-20 — T.P.L. 

Political Science 3-4 — 1. 2, S, 6, 7 Gr. 
1.30 p.m. 

Eng. Composition 1-2 — 1. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 Gr. 

Geology 1-2 — T.C.L. and T.B.L. 
Tuesday, May SI 
9.00 a.m. 

Economics 14 — 4 Gr. 

English 14 — 9 Gh. 

Fine Arts 1-2 — 10 L. 

French 9-10 — 15 H. 

French 11-12* 

History of Science 1-2 — 21 T.C.L 

Italian 7-8 — 11 H. 

Latin 3-4 — 6 L. 

Physics la-2a — T.P.L. 

Physics 7-8 — T.P.L. 

Political Science 7-8 — 6 Gr. 

Religion 1-2 — 8 H. 
1.30 p.m. 

Astronomy 1-2 — 13. 15 H. 

Physics 1-2 — T.P.L. 
Wednesday, June 1 
9.00 a.m. 

Biology 3-4 — T.B.L. 

Chemistry 7